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 i��-^i?ri-^ii*V'-IsK,^_-^i:��-s  ESABLISHED  1892  MONDAY MORNING,  FEBRUAKY 3-  1902  IS BAY  FORD   REVIEWS POLITICS  AND FASHIONS  LITTLE HOPE HELD OUT FOR THE  SUGAR PLANTERS OP THE  WEST INDIES  NEW YORK, February 1.���The London correspondent of the New York Tribune says: The ministers are going on  country week-end visits in high spirits.  They have asked for a supplementary  grant of $5,000,000, and if nothing more  is needed before April 1st, this is a  practical demonstration that the weekly  cost of the Avar has been reduced from  $1,120,000 to $1,000,000.  They have introduced a bill dealin-"*  with habitual drunkards, whicli has  pleased the national temperance reformers, and a measure for the regulation  of the London water supply, which has  not divided its oAvn supporters, even if  it has met a hostile reception from the  opposition.  They have produced an amended form  of procedure, dealing with  the inertia  of conservativism, rather than organized  opposition and  are receiving more  ��� compliments than abuse from the opposition.   The amiable Arthur Balfour, instead of being a revolutionist, trampling  upon the right of ministers, emerges as  a  social  reformer,  laboring to  protect,  aged and rheumatic members from excessive exercise in draughty lobbies, to  promote   good   digestion   and   regular  habits by imparting a fixity to the dinner hour and to enable every one to get  out of London betimes every week end  by shifting the short afternoon session  ,from Wednesday to Friday.  .     There are technical points respecting  hustling private members into corners,  . deferring  the  question   hour  until  the  same time when the galleries are empty  and   forestalling   motions   for adjournment in the house, but the.general opinion is that Mr. Balfour has been a good  cobbler in  patching-up  the'".sntftiitatpd'  rules and that resistance,  except from  the Irish, will not be strenuous and that  everybody Avill be more comfortable.  The ministers after being reproached  for governing the country inefficiently  have hot only displayed a talent' foi  economy, dexterity in legislating on  beer and water and flexibility in amending the procedure, but they have alsc  kept their ears closed listening to the  first overture for peace. Not even lord  Rosebery could say that they were deaf  or'unattentive when they reported tc  the country the first telephone call received from The Hauge and spent a week  of silent mediation over the utterly unauthorized terms of peace of the "Dutch  government. They have not been repulsed but the overtures have been  turned to practical account for the purpose of proving that the Boers are impracticable and that hostilities must  continue until half a dozen leaders are  taken.  Mr. Broderick has removed the suspicion that the British, army in the fielc*  has been weakened by reporting that  over a quarter of a million soldiers ir  South Africa are employed in occupying  the language question in Malta, and the  impioved .relations   with   Germany   in  consequence of the visit of the prince of  Wales, are good auguiries for the coronation   festivities.     All   the   reigning  houses of the continent will be represented in Westminster abbey, and special embassies will probably be restricted  to the great republican coromomvealths  of the United States and France.    The  announcement      that    the    president's  daughter and sister will accompany the  chief embassy of the United States excites appreciative comment.   The attentions showered on prince Henry in America will be regarded philosophically in  England Avhen the president's daughter  is among the expected guests at the coronation.   The court has set the example  of the general   resumption   of   gaiety.  They have been to   the   theatre   twice  breaking the precedents   of   the   forty  years of his mother's widoAVhood,  and  the prince of Wales is making engagements for functions of all kinds.   Various reforms in court procedure are impending, the requirement of cards of admission and the change of the hour for  levees from 2 to 10 o'clock being one of  the earliest inoA-ations.   Work has been  dragged at Buckingham palace and no  date has yet been assigned for the first  function there.   The Avest.end is full of  life, movement and color.    Gay colors  have   taken    the   place   of   mourning  shades in ladies costumes- in the shopping   hours    in   Regent   and   Oxford  streets, and the theatres are making a  brave show   of   the   dressmakers   art..  therefore,  modify her system,  and  he  suggested various reforms.    Then, discussing the question of Franche's alliances, the colonel replies to articles in  the National RevieAv.   He declares himself in favor of an alliance with Great  Britain, and   says   France   will   never  consent to an alliance with Germany,  Avhich would imply a definite renunciation of Alsace-Lorraine. French alliance  with Britain and Italy, would, he claims,  procure military advantage in the first  order, because   it   would   give   France  complete  naval  freedom  in  Avar  with  Germany, Avhile, if the alliance provided  for active cooperation of Great Britain,  the advantages  would  be incalculable.  The added  fleets  would  command  the  seas, Germany's food supplies would be  cut off and Germany could not sustain  a prolonged struggle.    Colonel Picpart  predicts  that   French   feeling   against  Great Britain on account of the Fashoda  incident and the South African war will  lie out, and, referring to the criticisms  of the value of the   British   army,   he  says that when the South African war  is concluded Britain Avill have at her  disposal a great   number   of   seasoned  troops with which to reconstitute the  British military forces.  DAILY EDITION  STOBI _IS_ SPENT  COMMONS DEBATE LACKS  INTEREST  AMERICAN AND SOUTH AFRICAN  MILLIONAIRES SET A FAST  PACE IN LONDON  the unforeseen occurrs, the corn products company will be organized in  New Jersey with a capital stock of $80,-  000,000. About $4,000,000 in cash has  been raised by the sale of the new stock  and the underwriting was subscribed  three times over. The combination will  have a daily capacity of 250,000 bushels  Of corn, and it is expected much of the  expensive price cutting will be done  away with entirely.  HILL CAN'T GET FACILITIES  ^tffe^country'Snd'huhtihg down six thou  sand or more guerillas. He has alsc  offered substantial proof of the progress  of pacification in the large districts and  the resumption of industry in the Rand.  He has failed to make an effective defer, se of the social mismanagement of  the purchase of cavalry horses and remounts disclosed by the report of the  war oflice committee. The report reveals a discreditable state of inefficiency  in the purchasing department, with the  implication that horse jobbers outside  have been fattened on the commissions.  The government majority sank to  low figures when Mr. Labouchere virtually sprang a vote of censure on this  question last night, but this reduction  was helped out by the slackness of  whipping and could not be interpreted  as an evidence that the nation is Aveak-  ening in the determination to carry the  war to an end without reference to the  burdens of taxation.  There are few fresh episodes in foreign relations. The Brussels conference  is clearly doomed to failure. The British government is not applying pressure by threatening to impose countervailing duties to offset bounties. Sir  Michael Hicks Beach has convinced  himself that this course is impracticable, owing to the German cartels or  selling syndicate, organized for disposing o .the surplus product abroad and  regulating prices. If government export bounties were in the way, countervailing duties might easily be arranged,  but the experts report that the German  export trade is so systematically controlled by the selling syndicate that the  price can be regulated and the rival producers undersold in spite of any tariff  offset. While the chances of effective  diplomatic or legislative action against  German sugar interests are diminishing,  signs are multiplying that the reichstag  will throw out the new tariff bill on account of the popular hostility to increased taxation on bread and meat.  The Socialist victory in the bye election  in Saxony, this week, is a proof that tho.  proposed tariff has frightened the industrial class. The Socialist poll Avas  increased ever 2000. The result has discouraged the agrarians clamoring for  higher duties on agricultural products*  and Avarncd the national Liberals that  they are out of touch Avith the artisan  classes.  The satisfaction caused in Italy by  Mr, Chamberlain's trivial concession in  Bright colors were conspicuous at the  crowded reception oi: the soceiety of  women artists at the Suffolk street galleries, where the costumes were more  worthy of appreciation than the miscellaneous lot of nine hundred examples  of women's work in Avater colors, oils,  jlack and white and handicraft. The  number of private carriages has increased in the streets and there are  many indications that the tradesman's  dream will be realized in the gayest and  most brilliant season's trade known for  a generation. The unusually cold  weather has not only filled the fashionable skating rinks with handsome wo-  men in furs and dark rod, blue and  green gowns, but also has imparted an  invigorating impulse to the pleasures  of London life.  Militarv ct'bals now have little influence cither in parliament of society.  Lord Wclslcy and general Buller have  draw together and are meeting at a  week-end party this week, but there is  no alliance, offensive or defensive, between them. Buller's friends now content themselves Avith saying that while  he has been badly treated, he must remain a hero-martyr and keep out of  politics.  The rumors of peace, although so far  unaccompanied by any material devel-  ci-ments, have helped greatly in maintaining interest and enthusiasm on the  stock exchange during the past week,  where everything has been neglected in  favor   of  Kaffirs.    American   securities  were dull, aAvaiting a settlement of the  Northern   Securities   Company   matter.  Home rails were down on poor traffic  leports and  because the plans of the  railroad directors for retrenchment and  reform have, not matured. But South Africans seem to have caught the public  fancy and the boom, so largely nursed  and  fostered  by  the  professionals,   is  now in full SAving. Large purchases have  been made for foreign account, but the  gereral   public   after   long   hesitation,  has taken hold   and   the   recklessness  with Avhich it is playing the game has  already called   out   warnings   from   a  number of Conservative critics.    Many  of the general public are now buying  South Africans who have never before  speculated.    Some   classes,   knoAvn   as  -hoIders=of^consolsr"have-"sold=these-se"-=  curities in order to carry more Kaffirs.  Of course the effort of much speculation  will be undoubtedly to discount any legitimate rise which  might, be expected  in South African securities on the announcement of peace.    Peace does not  appear to be much nearer than before  the announcement   of   Mr.   Balfour   in  the house of commons concerning the  Dutch note.  Vancouver Bucking Him  VANCOUVER, February 1.���The Vancouver, Westminster, Northern & Yukon railway, backed by the Great Northern, is meeting with opposition in its  request to the city to be given 100 acres  of False creek flats for terminal facilities. This line has a scheme to connect Cariboo, Omineca and Dawson with  Vancouver. It is directing its attention  just noAv to completing plans to run a  railway from Vancouver to Westminster, where connection will be made  with the Great Northern branch to Seattle, thus giving the Hill line "direct  entry into this city, a course which was  denied it years "ago.  'mere is a strong sentiment against  any gra*_t being made of False creek  flats. The fiats are unreclaimed and are  so situated that as the city groAvs they  will bo right iu its centre and are to be  saved from the sea. The friends* of the  iaihv_y say that by giving 100 acres to  the company the value of the remainder  would bo much enhanced that the return  would be worth the gift. Others declare  that the. company should pay for the  land. The difficulty is to agree on a  price.  Representatives of the company met  the aldermen yesterday to talk over the  matter, but no agreement was reached.  The city council has received a request  from the trades and labor council not  to part Avith any of the land.  The route for the line from Vancouver to Westminster has been surveyed  and so also has the route as far north  as Quesnel. When the railway is built  towards the Arctic it will pass through  a country which is known to possess  immense resources, and it will also  up vast districts which have as yet been  barely prospected.  Recruits for Manilla  SAN FRANCISCO, February 1.���The  transport Thomas will sail today for  Manila with 1500 recruits and a large  number of passengers. The Grant is  scheduled to sail on February 7th and  Avill also carry many recruits. The  transport Rosecrans left Manila on Jan-  -uary-24th"-with"eight'*officers"and"475"en-i:  listed men and the third battalion of  the 22nd infantry are scheduled to leave  Manila today and the 20th infantry on  February 16th. The second battalion of  the 17th infantry will stay at Manila  until the arrival of the 27th infantry  from this city.  LONDON, February 1.���-Parliament  continues to deal with the most interesting topics in an uninteresting way.  The proposals of Mr. Balfour, government leader, to re-organize the proceedure of the house of commons are  likely to be quickly accepted, in spite  of the extraordinary way in which they  A/ere put before Ihe house.  A typical incident of Mr. Balfour's  ignorance of detail was his ingenious  conversation, when announcing the proposed changes, that he had forgotten  how many members constituted the  house of commons:  Temperance _eform, parliamentary  representation, London's telephone system, the Maltese difficulty over the language'question, Great Britain's supply  in time.of war, and innumerable matters relating to the campaign in fa'outh  Africa were all thoroughly debated this  week, yet not one of these matters created more than a passing ripple of interest. Mr. Balfour's brief statement  anent-the Dutch note was entirely eclipsed by other matters.  There has been a Avonderful change in  the aspect of theatrical matters here and  the majority of the theatres' are. now at  the flood tide of success. Old favorites  like "Sherlock Holmes" and "Frocks  and Frills" continue to draw overflowing audiences, while every ��� one. of the  week's productions have been equally  successful. The frequent visits of the  king and queen and other members of  the royal family to the theatres this  week have added interest to the productions. Scarcely a newspaper in town  had a good word to say for "Demamo-  selle Mars" produced by Mrs. Langtry  on January 25th at the Imperial theatre. Yet all London. is eager to see  the "actress' wonderful, dresses and her  theatre is crowded nightly. Mrs. Lang-  try also wears lovely emerald and diamond jewelry, including a long chain of  diamonds reaching nears to her feet,  which excites special admiration.  The enormous cost and number - of  wedding presents now showered on" society brides have brought out a vigorous protest against what is termed the  "unbearable society tax." The' Daily  Mail declares that since the advent of  American and South African millionaires the tendency towards reckless and  ostentatious display in wedding presents  has steadily grown until it is now nothing less than a social evil.  FI&HfSTJLL ON  THE PHILIPPINE QUESTION  Colonization the Best Policy  MANILA, February 2.���Manila I.s intenae-  ly interested as to what action congress  will take concerning the Philippine Islands.  Ordinarily local politics have been forgotten and two parties have been formed, the  optimist and the pessimist. Some think that  lite and property are unsafe in the towns  of the island, while oLhers ridicule such  ideas and consider life and property to be  assured.  Criticisms of civil governor Taft that he  believed 15,000 men will be sufficient to garrison the Islands in a year, are plentiful.  Yet the majority of tho business men, who  are financially Interested in the provinces  and consequently claim exceptional opportunities for feeling the pulse of the people,  say that govrnor general Taft is right on  ono condition, viz., that congress acts for  the benefit of the Philippines.  Captain Green, president of tho American  chamber of commerce here, says he fully  believes that civil governor Taft's forecast  can be realized, if congress will arrange to  open the country in mining and homestead  laws and to open and enlarge the forestry  reserves. Should this legislation be effected,  an act by the United States Philippine commission granting franchises would naturally follow and American capital in large  (luantities as well as American miners and  home seekers  would  come  to  the islands.  "if this were accornpiisneu, continued  the president of the chamber of commerce,  "we would immediately have a large body  of self reliant and resourceful mon scattered throughout the archipelago, who  would uccome a source ot liuormauon tortile government concerning the natives surrounding them and would constitute a reserve force in case of necessity."  Wants a British Allianee  PARIS, February ..���Colonel Pic-  quart, who was prominent, in the defense of captain Dreyfus, is publishing  in the Grand Revue a series of articles  on the military position of France. He  says Franch has come to the end of her  military resources, whereas Germany  has ample resources with which to in-  cussing the question of France's alli-  Seven Dollar Shooting Affray  CHICAGO, February 1.���C. C. Harz,  a prominent north side livery man, was  shot and killed today by Edward Cough-  lin, one of his drivers. Coughlin escaped, but later was captured and admitted shooting Harz. The shooting resulted from a dispute over $7, which  Couglin claimed was due him. Mr. Harz  is said to have been the largest cab  OAvner in Chicago. His estate is reputed  to be Avorth $300,000.  COCHRANE'S ELECTION TO  BE PROTESTED      Chess Championship  MONTE CARLO, February 2.���The -International  chess  congress  opened  here  this  morning, when a me-stlng of all the competitors and the committee was held, for the  purpose  of adopting a code of rules  for  governing the international tournament, to  begin tomorrow. The committee announced  the following twenty-two players had been  accepted to enter the contest: H. N. Plllsbury, P. J. Marshall, W. E. Napier, America; J. H. Blackburn, James Mortimer, Isa-  dore Gunsberg, James Mason and Richard  reichmann, Great Britain; Ddolf Albin, D.v  Janowski     and    S.    Tabenhaus,    Prance;  Jaques Meises, Theodore Von Scheve, and  Dr.   Seigbert  Tarrasch,   Germany;   George  Marco,  Geza Marcozy,  Ignatz Von Popiel,  Carl Schleischter and S.  -Volff, Austria; L.  R.  Eisenberg,    M.   I.  Tschigorin,  Russia;  and A. Regio, Italy.  WILL APPOINT ^RECEIVER  Forthe Zion Lace Industry  CHICAGO, February 2.���Judge Tuley has  ordered  a receivership  for  the  Zion  lace  industries and  tomorrow will enter a decree appointing Elmer Washburn to the position of receiver under a bond of $700,000.  The court, in a tengtny discussion or the  case,  which    was    instituted   by    Samuel  Stevenson, a brother in law of John Alexander Dowie, declared that Dowie's church,  the Christian Catholic church, was a curious mixture  of religion and business.  He  held that Stevenson had, under undue influence,  exerted by Dowie,    head    of    the  church,  been led  to  turn over practically  everything he had to Dowie and held that  Stevenson was. entitled to at least $100,000  from Dowie, *or the lace industries, which,  he said,  were practically'the same thing,  undue  mnuence, ���  was  tne cnier  topic  discussed by the:   judge   In   his   decision.  Dowie, he said.'was unquestionably the superior of Stevenson,  both in Intellect and  business ability. Dowie, he declared, was a  religious zealot; Stevenson a follower; Stevenson, like others in Zion, followed Dowie  blindly. They believed him the agent of the  almighty on earth, destined   to   build   up  cities of Zion in every country in the world.  None was more influenced by the teachings  of "the reincarnated Elijah"  than Stevenson. It was the province of the court,  he  said,  to   protect    the    weak   against    the  strong. It was not clear just to what extent  Stevenson had suffered monetary loss, owing to    the ^.peculiar   agreement    between  stockholders  in  the    lace    industries    and  Dowie. It was clear, however, that Stevenson was entitled  to $100,UOO, and also" clear  that the $50,000 which Stevenson had turned  over to his wife    (now   dead)    and    later  turned over to Dowie could not be collected.  "The  case   needs   more  light,"   said   the  court.   "I  have studied  over it night and  day for a month, yet on many points I am  in the dark.    There   should   be a. further  hearing."  An amended bill and an amended answer  will be filed by tho parties to the sifit Monday, when the decree appointing a receiver  will be entered. Until then, by stipulation.  Dowie is prevented from disposing of any  more preferred stock. Dowie will .pray for  an appeal and judge Tuley has intimate-  that it will be granted owing to the peculiar points of law involved and the presence in the case of factors on which no  laws seemed to bear.  In discussing the bond for the receiver,  attorney Packard, acting for Dowie, declared that If the receiver was for all of  Dowie's property he should require a bond  of $10,000,000. The court explained that only  the lace industries were at present involved  and $700,000 was agreed upon.  broke out early today in the Albany hotel, a two story frame structure, which  burned like tinder. The occupants  jumped from the windows in their night  clothes. The following was telephoned  by the operator: "The whole town is a  fire, I can't talk longer, it is getting too  hot, good bye." Telegraph communica- I  tion was cut off by the Are and no other  news Avill be had until the arrival of  couriers overland. So far as known no  lives were lost. The thermometer is 20  below zero.  MADE THE DOWAGER WEEP  Mrs. Conger's Effective Speech  PEKIN, February 1.���The dowager  empress and the emperor this afternoon  received the ladies and children of the  foreign diplomats in the palace. The  audience was the most revolutionary  event since the return of the court to  Pekin. The exclusiveness of Chinese  royalty and the prejudices against the  meeting of the sexes was waived and  the function was less formal than is  usual in European courts.  The dowager empress occupied the  throne, Avith a brilliant assemblage of  princesses and court ladies about her.  The emperor was seated upon a small  platform in the centre of the room. The  visitors, upon entering, bowed twice to  the emperor and several of them ascended to the throne and bowed to the  dowager empress.  Mrs. Conger, wife of United States  minister Conger, as doyeress of the diplomatic corps, read a speech, which was  translated by secretary Williams. Mrs.  Conger said: "We heartily congratulate you and the imperial court that  the unfortunate occurence which led  you t'6 abandon your beautiful capital  has so happily been solved; that you are  now permitted to return in freedom and  peace. The events of the past two  years must have been as painful to you  as to the rest of the world, but the  sting of experience may be eliminated  by the establishment of franker, more  trustful and friendlier relations between,  the Chinese and other people of the  earth. The world is moving forward,  the tide of progress can not be stayed  and it is hoped that China Avill join  with the great sisterhood of nations in  the march."  The dowager empress'vTe*ply was exceedingly friendly in tone. It was,.in part  BIG DEATH BOLL  OVER ONE HUNDRED MEN  LOSE THEIR LIVES  A   SHOCKING   OATASTBOPHE   IS  CAUSED   BY   THE   STBIKING  OP A  GAS  POCKET  HE   DEFEATED    WILSON - SMITH  BUT   PREFONTAINB'S   MEN  WANT   SATISFACTION  Italian Fireworks  NEW YORK, February 1.���A dynamite bomb exploded in the midst of a  crowd of Italians, celebrating a feast  day in Elizabeth street, severely injuring two persons, and throwing the  others into a panic. The two Italians  who caused the explosion were arrested.  They claimed that the usual fireworks  had been omitted from the celebration  and for that reason they set off the  bomb.  Storm Destroys Cattle  POPULAR BLUFF, Missouri, February 1.���The recent heavy fall of sleet  is causing great loss among the wintering on the ranges in the southeast part  of the state. Many of the cattle imprisoned in the frozen forest are dying  of starvation.  Royal Quarrel Ended  THE HAGUE, February 1.���Prince  Henry of the Netherlands, tbe prince  consort, returns to the palace on February 3rd. The reports of renewed quarrels between queen Wilhelmina and her  husband are unfounded.  Well Known Railroad Man  LOS ANGELES, February 1.���Thomas  H. Duzan, passenger agent of the Texas  and Pacific Railway Company in Los  Angeles, died suddenly at his home in  this city last night. He was well known  in railroad circles.  MONTREAL, February 1.--James  Cochrane was yesterday elected mayor  of Montreal, defeating R. Wilson Smith  by 967 votes. Cochrane's election was  due to the majorities given him by tlie  French speaking wards of the city,  Cochrane only securing a majority of  votes in one out of five English speaking wards, and that one the smallest.  The smallness of Cochrane's majority  was a surprise as it Avas expected to be  much larger. Mr. Wilson Smith made  large gains in the last days of the fight,  due to the ill-advised remarks made by  some of Cochrane's supporters at a  .meeting held in the east end of the city.  The impression is that had the fight  lasted a few days longer Wilson Smith  would have won. As it is bets are being  made that Cochrane will never sit in  the mayor's chair. This is in consequence of a protest served upon the city  clerk by McMaster & McLennan, a leading law firm of the city, that steps are  to be taken to avoid the election on the  ground that Prefontaine's retirement  from the fight was illegal. A big legal  fight appears to be in prospect.  Subscriptions Invested  NEW YORK, February 1.���The expense of the reception and entertainment of prince Henry of Prussia are to  be met by private subscription, and the  committee of finance named by the executive committee in charge of the arrangements is now at work discussing  methods and means of raising the  money needed.  Politicians After Cash  NEW YORK, February 2.���The delegates  of the Irish League, AV. H. Redmond, M.  P., and Joseph Devlin, president of the  JeagueJs^directorate-_in���Belfast,_-who=-are;  now on the Atlantic on their way to this  city by the steamer Cymric, which is due  here on Tuesday next, will be warmly welcomed on their arrival. Various committees  aro at work making arrangements for their  coming and for the establishment of  branches of the Ieasue.  New Russian Consul  ST. PETERSBURG, February l.-State  councillor, N. N. Ladygcnsky, Russian consul at Galalz, Roumania, has been appointed consul general at New York, to succeed  state councillor V. Teplow, who has been  recalled on account of ill-health. Lieutenant  colonel Rnspohoff has been appointed military attache of the Russian embassy at  Washington.  A Starch Trust  NEW YORK, February 1.���It is definitely stated by the Herald, that the  glucose starch combination has now  reached a stage at Avhich the promoters  feel assured of its success. Tho underwriting has been completed and it is  stated the deal will be closed before the  end of February.   At that time, unless  Fire in a Tannery  BUFFALO, February 1.���A six story  building on Mississippi street, owned and  largely occupied by Hans Schmidt & Company, a.s a tannery, was damaged hy lire  and water today to the extent of $100,000,  covered by Insurance, inner occupants of  the building wero the Queen City Engineering Company and Niagara Shoo Company.  Ladies Surpliced Choir  ST. JOHNS, New Brunswick, February  1.���Rev. John Richardson, rector of Trinity  church (Church of England) in this city  last night announced that a ladies' surpliced choir will be started in that church.  This will be the first ladies' surpliced choir  started In any church of that denomination  in this province.  Germany Urges Peace  PARIS, February 1.���The Liberte affirms  that it hoars from an absolutely trustworthy source that Germany has advised  Great Britain, in the most pressing manner, to consider the South African peace  overtures of Dr.  mier.  as  follows: '.'Last'year the dissensions in the  palace caused a revolution which compelled  our nasty departure, -nut it is a great  gratification to us that oiir return'to the  capital has caused such rejoicing in China  and abroad." ,  Baron Czinakinn, the Austrian ambassador and doyon of the diplomatic corps, presented all the ladies to the dowager empress, who took the hands of each of them.  They were next presented to the emperor,  who also shook hands with tehm.  The guests then retired to an ante-room.  The dowager empress entering the room,  grasped Mrs. Conger's hand, which she  held for some minutes, trembling, weeping  and sobbing loudly and exclaiming in  broken sentences that the attack upon the  legation was a terrible mistake and that  sho repented it bitterly.  Bracelets and rings of great value were  then placed on Mrs. Conger's wrists and  fingers.  Tne dowager empress made inquiries regarding the other ladies who were in Pekin  during the siege of the legations and Mesdames Bainbridge and Morris, the wives of  secretaries Bainbridge and Morris of the  American and French legations respectively, were warmly greeted.  Following the reception a banquet was  given which was spread upon three tables;  the dowager empress sitting at the head  of the principal table, and Mrs. Conger and  Mme. Uchida upon either side. The emperor  peror was the only man present except  Chang SI, prospective minister to Great  Britain, who knelt beside the dowager sm-  -press^andHnterproted^what-ishe~saidri-Thci  emperor sat at the head of the second  table. He and the dowager empress touched  glasses with the guests.     ��  The dowager empress talked animatedly.  She said that China would abandon her  policy of isloatlon nnd adopt the best features of western life and would send many  students abroad.  Afterward the dowager empress and the  emperor mingled with tho guests, and her  majestv- conversed with every one and particularly noticed the children. Tho emperor  wns addressed through an interpreter, and  bowed without speaking. The Interpreters  composed his replies. Every lady of tho  visiting party was given a pair of jeweled  bracelets and a solitaire pearl ring, besides olher souvenirs.  KANSAS CITY, February 1.���A special from San Antonio says advices from  Eagle Pass today say that a dust explosion has caused a great loss of life  in mine No. 6 of the Hondo Coal Mining  Company, in Mexico, 85 miles south of  Eagle Pass. Eighty-five bodies have  been taken out. There were 165 men ia  ���the mine at the time of the explosion,  and it is feared that many more were  lost.  SAN ANTONIO, Texas, February 1.-���  The latest information from the Hondo-  Mexico mine explosion, shows it to have  been fully as serious as at first reported.  There were at total of  106   miners   at  work in the mine when the explosion occurred, and all of them are dead.   The  majority of the victims are Mexicans  and   Chinamen,   very   few   Americans  having been at work in the mine. Every  mule in the mine was killed, three dead  ones being taken out today.   The work  of clearing away the wreck in order to  get to the buried miners is being rushed,  but there is no hope that any of then-  will be rescued alive.   The explosion occurred in mine No.  6, and was occasioned by the striking a gas pocket.  Bates Were Too Low  NEW YORK, February 1.���Gustav  Schwab, American manger of the North  German Lloyd Company, said today that  the freight agreement entered into by  the steamship companies was not a radical raising of rates and that it would  not work hardships to the American exporter. "The lines have simply agreed,"  said Mr. Schwab, "on a minimum rate.  The effect of this agreement can not  help but work to f#e good of all lines  interested in the parrying business. As-  a ma&ef of fac.fcvjnot 'a. ton orr bushel o��.  freight'has been carried from this port  to English ports for months which-has  not cost more than it brought in to  handle it. Our line is not in the agreement because we are not an English  line, but only carry cargoes.to continental ports. However, we will naturally  benefit from the action of the others.  Herrera Talking Now  PANAMA, February 1.���The Colombian government fleet returned here last  night...The commander reports that the  government forces held Agua Dulce, but  that general Castro is endeavoring to  get in touch with general Herrera, the  revolutionary commander. General  Herrera has sent notices to the agents  of the steamship companies saying that  having dominion over the Pacific coast  of the isthmus, he will not allow transportation of arms or soldiers for the  government and will prevent it by force  if necessary. Complications are possible,  but the government informed the cor-  ���**espondent^of^the^Assoeiated=Press^that-  the action of general Herrera has no.  importance.  NOON  TELLS   HIS  STORY  Kuyper,   the Dutch  pre-  Movement of Prince Henry  BERLIN, February 2.���Prince Henry of  Prussia left hero this morning for Kiel.  Andrew D. AVhite, the United States ambassador here, came to the railroad station officially to bid farewell to the prince,  who will probably not return to Berlin before sailing for the United States.  Fate.' Runaway Accident  SYDNEY, Nova Scotia, February 1.���  Miss Craig received injuries in a runaway here   yesterday   afternoon   which  caused her death last night.  Town on Fire  HELENA, Montana, February 1.���  Word has been received from the town  of Clancey, 15 miles south, that it is in  danger of destruction by fire.   Flames  Of the Biddies Fight  BUTLER, Pennsylvania, February 2.���At  0 o'clock this evening the bodies of the the  Biddies were removed from the jail to one  of the hallways of the sheriff's dwelling,  and the public were given an opportunity  of looking at the two notorious criminals.  Hundreds of people braved the worst blizzard of the year, and besieged the jail door  for admittance which was refused until  this evening, when the doors of the dwelling house attached to the jail were opened  and they were- given an opportunity to  gratify their curiosity. Noticeable among  the crowd were the number of women who  were curious to see the body of Ed Biddle,  tho man who Is said to have had such :*j  charm over a woman when he was alive.  Mrs. Soffel's condition was not considered  favorable tonicht.  At the coroner's Inquest today deputy  Noon, In describing the fight with the Biddies, said: "AVe put our teams in charge of  J. A. Snyder. AVe then got in line, and they  |r*ame down the hill, and the first thing T  saw Ed Biddle pull a revolver. AVhen he  pulled the gun all began to shoot. I could  not toll who fired the first shot. AVe all  shot. 1 should iudgo we wore 150 fcetJYom  them. Then both fell on the sled. McGovern  and T walked up to them, they were both  lying on their faces. T walked up first and  McGovern swore at me for it. I hnd a revolver in niv hand nnd had It loaded. T  and he walked up to them and ho hit Jack  on the back of tbe head with the; butt ond  or his wincnester, wncii no was on nis  face. Then T turned Ed over on bis back.  T was the first to touch either of the men.  and he was going to shoot them again.  He stepped hack and shot Jack again after  he was on the ground. T turned Ed over  and  ho said:   "Don't shoot again,   let  mc  ttiJC."  Greenwood Local News  GREENWOOD, February 2.���[Special  to The Tribune.]���The fall of snow has  made it possible, after three months delay, to haul ore from Nunmber Seven  mine to the Greenwood smelter. R.  Meyerhoff, of MidAvay, has taken the  contract for hauling.  Blue & Fisher, formerly saw millers ia  tho Boundary, have settled their partnership matters, mutually agreeing  upon a division of partnership property.  Impending litigation is therefore stopped.  Will be Entertained in Style  TORONTO, February 1.���The Evening Telegram's London cable says  Laurier will be provided by the government with a suite of apartments in  hotel Cecil.  Decision Against the Union  TORONTO, February 1.���Colin McLeod used the union label of the journeyman tailors without authorization  and Avas sued by the tailors' union. This  morning judge Briton gave judgment  declaring McLeod had not used or issued any fraudulent trade mark in contravention of any right of plaintiff, or  other member of the union. The decision is a declaration that the right to  use a union label is not restricted to  those so authorized by the union.  Montreal Municipal Elections  MONTREAL, February 1.���-Civic elections are being held here today. The  contest for mayor is between ex-mayor  R. Wilson Smith and James Cochrane,  both English protestants. Contests are  also held in ten wards for aldermanic  honors.  An Expensive Seat  TORONTO,   February   1.���Ten   thousand dollars has been paid for a seat on  tho stock exchange by Messrs. Osborne  and Francis.  Keeping String on Emigrants  LONDON, February 1.���The Canadian  government will personally conduct  immigrant parties to Canada. Strathcona is now making arrangements for,  the first party which Avill leaA'e in tho  beginning of March.  y\  0. P. R. Official Dead  MONTREAL, February 2.-A. C. Henry,  general purchasing agent of the C. P. B.��  died this evening.  ., THE  NELSON TRIBUNE: MONDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 3, 1902.  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  M&&mm&&i00&m* to *w&*-s��Mr6���*��&:  v��  . ________________ \S  ik  BARGAINS  Opera Flannel Blouses, Silk Skirts, Ladies' Jackets, Golf Capes, Ladies' Costumes and Furs at largely*  reduced prices.  We do not often advertise seecial reductions but  when we do they are genuine.  No inferior goods are bought by us and offered  as so called bargains.  THE HUBSOFS BAT (WAIT  BAKER STEEET, NELSON, B. 0.  m  to  fix  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  ^.���fc��?#**6-fe-eft��^ to ^-^a^a^^''  stSBsaeeeB���Km raiees,  Dally by mall, one Month ,. .-.-.,-ir<.$   6��  Dally By mail, Jhreo months �����>."���*.<���"��� 1 a  Dally by mail, "six months -.,.......,��,�� 2 60  Daily by mail, one year  ......... 5 00  Semi-weekly by mail, threo months ..   '50  Soml-weekly by mall, six. months  1 CO  Semi-weekly by mall, one year  2 00  Postage to Great Britain added.  ADVERTISING  RATES.  Display advertisements run regularly  per inch per month  $4 00  If run less than a month, per inch per  insertion        25  Classified Ads and Legal Notices, per  word for-first Insertion        1  For each additional Insertion, per  word            "j-  "Wholesale and Business Directory  Ads (classified) per line per month.    50  Notices of meetings of Fraternal Societies and Trades "Unions, per line  per  month     25  Address all letters���  THE TRIBUNE ASSOCIATION, Ltd.  John Houston, Manager. Nelson, B. C.  *  *  *  *  *  NOTICE TO  SUBSCRIBERS  BY   CARRIER.  ���f>H-I"l"H-I"H"I-M*  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  ���M**M��I"M"I"M"M"-  On Saturday next, subscribers  whose Tribunes {are delivered by  carrier will be expected to" pay  the carrier TWENTY CENTS, the  subscription price for the current  week.  The Victoria Post, a weekly publication which was brought into being a few  months ago for the purpose of "creating" public sentiment in favor of the  V. V.  & E.  subsidy hunters, does not  see any cause for alarm in the perfecting of James J. Hill's corner upon the  ��� smelter-fuel supply in East Kootenay.  This is not surprising.   When the Post  begins to view with alarm any of the  schemes of James J. Hill, or the V. .V.  & E. boosters, it will have outlined its  purpose.   The" Post will live so long as  it continues  to  place the interests  oi  James J. Hill ahead of the interests ol  the entire people of British Columbia.  It is  doubtless  this  knowledge  which  -_-prompts-it,-many-miles-from-the-scene,.  to belittle the menace which a monopoly  of the fuel supply would be to the mining and smelting industry of the province.   Of what interest to such a papei  is the   condition   of   the   mining   and  smelting industry of the Boundary district?   Will the Post plead that it is so  ill informed   that   it   does   not   know  smelting conditions in Boundary as they  present themselves to the men who have  invested so many thousands in machinery and plant  for   the  extraction  and  treatment of its low-grade ores? Or will  it hold that it knows bettor than they  the requirements for the successful operation of their smelting plants?    The  ���leading  smelter   men   of   the   district  over their   own   signatures,   have   said  that the future of the Boundary's smelting plants depends upon their abality tc  secure a very material reduction in the  cost of coke.   One of these smelter men  ���Paul    Johnson���gave   figures    which  cannot be controverted.    They showed  there was, at   the   best,   a   very  small  margin   for   the   Boundary   mines   and  smelters to work upon, that the cost of  labor had been reduced to a point* beyond which it would be impossible to  go and retain the services of capable  men, and that the only remaining possible economy was a reduction in the  price of coke.   This being so, is it more  likely to be secured if James J. Hill if"  allowed to perfect his corner on the only  available supply, and in the face of the  fact that American smelters are anxious  to secure the Canadian coke, and of the  further  fact  that James  J.   Hill  could  make more money by selling, even at  the same price, to the American rather  than the Canadian smelter.   What The  Tribune has contended is that the future of   Canadian   smelting   would   be  safer with some assurance of competition in the way of fuel supplies.   That  it will not be good policy to place the  mining and smelting industry of British  Columbia at the mercy of Mr. Hill, no  matters how fair he and his agents may  talk,  volved in the question are plain, but it  gives the people of Kootenay and Boundary no difficulty in determining which  way their interests lie.   They are interested in building up industries to the  north   of   the   international   boundary  ��� line, ahd to this extent at least their  interest is  identical with that of the  Canadian road.    They are not pinning  their faith upon the loyalty of the management of the Canadian road but upon  its business sagacity.   They do not fear  James J. Hill in his capacity of a monopolist because he is an alien but because his many and varied interests are  opposed to theirs.   He owns a controlling' interests in the  Crow's   Nest   coal  fields.   His line of railway leads to the  American smelting centers.   If the coal  and coke are sent over his own road his  interests are better served than if the  coal and coke parts from his control at  the colliery, and coke oven.    His railway systems serve the American smelting points,  not the Canadian.    If the  business of the American smelters  is  increased at the cost of the Canadian  smelters Mr.   Hill's  interests  are  best  served.    Mr. Hill may be all right in  his way but he is not in British Columbia for his health.    He is here for  business.    It does not matter whether  the men who are interested in the Hill  roads are also interested in the Canadian Pacific.    Mr. Hill is only lookins  out for that branch of their business  which he controls to the south of :he  international   boundary.    He  probably  realizes that other men are charged with  the work of making the Canadian Pacific company's business a success, and  realizes also that if he can enlist the  people of. British Columbia into advancing his interest to the detriment of their  own he would be counted  caaabln -s  railway managers go.   The wiiol- if-sue  with respect to the coal quesTion in East  Kootenay narrows down to self, ui-d'the  people of Kootenay  are  opposing  the  effort  of  the  Crow's   "Vest  Coal  Company to secure the only rci-iainm-*- site  =for-economic-coal^mini-ogy-not--beca:ise  they do not like Mr. Hill, who happens  to be virtually the wh'jle company, ror  because they have any lave for ihe Canadian Pacific Railway Company, i ut because in this instance there is an ���*6ent-  ity of business interests.  FOUNTAIN     The  Fountain  pen  PENS is t0(,ay looked up  on as a necessity by  all business and professional men. It is important that the  pen be perfect. We sell all the standard  makes���"Swan," "Waterman," "Parker," "Turney" and others. Our own  experience of years in the use and sale  of Fountain Pens satisfies us that the  "Swan" has merit over all others; in  fact that it is a perfect pen. Prices  range from $3.00 to fU.00, the difference  being purely one of size, not. of duality.  We guarantee every pen we sell, and  will gladly refund the money paid for  it if it does not "."ore than please the  purchaser. Pens for special uses and to  suit all hands.  MORLEY & LAING  BOOKSELLEES AND STATI0NEES  BAKEK STREB/r. NELSON. B. O.  Showrooms Mason & ItiFCh Pianos.  duce the chances of cisaster to a minimum. Experienced seamen say that if  a heavy sea boarded the Condor, she  would retain so much water within her  bulwarks that she could not rise to the  next sea that came. It is also said that  her sister ship went out to sea and was  never heard of again. It has been stated  that the Condor's captain declared that  she was not a safe ship. If these things  are true, what possible justneation can  he pleaded for putting sailors aboard  such a vessel and sending them aboard?  ���Colonist.   DEATH A GREAT FAVORITE  ^5.* *____ "_2_-JS: _S_*_Sfe *,_&'J2*- _2Si*-_^ ���_2av___* -J5_> *J5_ ��JS  _K'^'^ i0&^<Sm* *&k'��88Z, -**-^-<S|; -"������j  ���*g_7P-00'00-00'*'*'0*'00>'0*  <��������>-  to  fc  to  9\  to  E SALE *  THIS   WEEK  Recent advices from Ottawa are to  the effect that the government may have  some difficulty in regulating the freight  and passenger rates on the Yukon and  White Pass railway. There are 2.1 miles  of this road which are in the United  States, or at least in disputed territory,  while the remaining 90 miles are in Canada. It is conceded that the Dominion  government can fix the rates on the admittedly Canadian portion of the road  but there is nothing to prevent the management from increasing in the same  ratio the prevailing rates upon the portion of the road in the disputed territory. This would leave the shippers in  exactly the same position as before. It  may be that the Ottawa government has  a card up its sleeve, which it counts  upon for bringing the railroad people to  terms, as it is not to be conceived that  it would undertake to dictate terms  which it was powerless to enforce. But  if there is anything of this nature the  newspaper correspondents have not  found it out.  Condor's Faulty Construction  Every one yet hopes that the Condor  will yet be heard from, but the anxiety  fconcerning her fate is very great. To  criticize the admiralty is an usual thing  in this part of the world, but when a  landsman is told what sort of a ship  the Condor is, he feels like calling the  building of such a craft and sending  her to sea, loaded with valuable lives,  a crime against the nation. The low  freeboard and high bulwarks of the Condor were an invitation to disaster, and  surely it ought to be possible to avoid  the construction of such vessels. Ships  of the Condor class are meant for the  high seas. If that is not their purpose,  there is no excuse for them. They  That railway   interests   are   in- ��� should therefore be built so as to re-  Some Turf Reminiscences  NEW ORLEANS, January 31.���Periodically an animal appears on the turf that the  racing: public becomes enthusiastic over  and enraptured with. The animal's triumphs are the triumphs of every man, woman and child who attcaas the races where  the particular quadruped may be performing, and its defects are equally the defects  of all its admirers and well wishers.  Such an animal is now running at New  Orleans, namely, the bay gelding Death,  a son of Imp. Charaxus out of the Alarm  Bell, which was sold last week to Harry  Robinson for 52000.  There have always been racing models  in the United State.s from the time of Boston, Ten Broeck, Mollie McCarthy, Harry  Bassett, Longfellow, George Kinney, Hindoo, Tremont, Kuceland, Uomuio, Henry  of Navarre and a host of others have occupied the center of the race stage at one  time or another, but none of these abovo  mentioned ever had the fervent adoration  of the public at large for such an extended  period as did the black whirlwind, tne peerless daughter of Wagner-Foundling inn.  The animal's name on the entry card  would always draw an extra crowd *to tne  racing plant where she was posted to perform. Xo an individual her admirers would  back her, and many has been the time  when the ultra-wise claimed she had no  chance did the good old mare give them all  the lie and win as she pleased. How she  was handled by thoso most interested has  nothing to do with this sketch, but Imp  will be remembered and talked about when  some of the present equine stars are forgotten. !  Guttenborg in the early 90's had an idol  In the black horse Blitzen, and he was well  worth the admiration he excited among the  followers of racing in those days. U nt'or-  tunately he was in the hands of people  who had no conception of what the word  sentiment might mean. But tho day was  never too bleak or too stormy to keep the  crowd away from the Gut when old Blitz  was down on the program. If he won headgear filled the atmosphere and the frantic  cheering made the welkin ring. Good old  times, -;ood old Blitzen.  Cincinnati also went wild once over the  chestnut horse Semper Lex. This animal,  the joint property of Sandy McNaughton  and Billy Muir, got into the winning habit  at Oakley and Latonia, and the populace  got it Into their grey matter that tho animal could not be beaten, and he never was ,  with an even break. Mary Bergen used to  ride him and the horse would run more '  kindly for Mary Bergen that for any other  jockey that ever bestrode him. A rather  funny incident occurred one day at Oakley. Mr. Pottingill was doing the starting,  and he and Marty did not "jibe" very well..  Somper-^Lex^at-^times^gave^considcrable  trouble at the post, and on this particular  occasion he was very fractious. After a  long delay Mr. Pettingill sent the field  away with Semper Lex standing flat-  footed. The starter gave Bergen the ha, ha!  and said "Bergen, I guess you will get It  through your system some day that I am  a starter." "You go to the lower regions,"  said Marty, and started after . the held  with Semper Lex.  It was a mile dash, and when Bergen got  his mount into his stride he must have.been  at least one-sixteenth of a mile behind the  lenders. Nothing daunted, however, he persevered, and old Lex, running straight and  true, bent his field to tho wire. Separate  liming nindc him run the mile that day  from wire to wire in 1.38 Hut.  It Is doubtful If any horse���the great Mo-  rello, who raced yours ugo :is a 2-year old.  excepted���over received such an ovation as  Dentil did on the afternoon of last week  when he galloped homo on the local track  In tho easiest manner In tlie last race,  equaling the track record for six furlongs,  covering the distance iu 1.1-Vi, which was  made oil December 21th by Sovoy. Carl  Kahler wa.s the favorite at even money,  but the play was so heavy that the price  against 'the Gideon cast-off was cut to ���!  to 5. Just about this time a story reached  the betting ring that the son of His Highness was lame, and the books immediately'  hoisted his price to even money. The admirers of Death during all this time patiently waited until the price against their  favorite had advanced from 1 to 2 to 5 to 2,  when they began to bet, and the way tl-oy  went at that 5 to 2 was a caution. Th'ey  unbuckled, and when post time was  reached the best price was 8 to 5, and very  few books would take a large wager at that  price. Carl Kahler was the first away, with  Death right after him. The pair paced out  half a dozen lengths in front of the other  members of the field. Carl Kahler showed  in front hy half a length, covering the hall"  in .���17. Just as the pair slraighteneTl out  well in the stretch Dcaih forged ahead.  The crowd in the. grnnd stand had been  straining every nerve to witness the struggle, and lot out a shout that could he heard  miles away. "Deatli got him." were-' the  words that rose from the thousands.  "Come on. you Death," shouted an excited individual with a red necktie, who  had ns much as a dollar wagered on the  son of Imp Charaxus. It may be said thai,  he did come on. with that low. sweeping  stride of his he flashed bv the finishing post  with whistling Wiack ruling like a cage  full of apes an easy winner hy two lengths.  For fullv five ininiit.es the crowd in the  grand stand shouted and applauded. Men's  hats went into the air and women for once  forgot their surroundings and stood on  benches and shouted and waved their handkerchiefs like a. hand of Commaneh" Indians. It was nn inspiring scene and one  that will not be forgotteii by those who  witnessed it.  Special Low Prices on all  Dress Goods, Silks, Underwear, Ready-to-Wear Suits,  f&\    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\  to  to  to  9}  fix  9}  to  to  to  to  to  to  36   BAKER   STREET  ^_S_> ___ ��� _!__������-' - _f-00 - <2" -0* ���  <0*-^"<0*'-t'���*'-*'-*  NELSON,   B.C.  ��� 00'-00 -00 '00 '00- 00- 00- 00- 00- 00*- *0- 00- 00- *0-*0 . **'  WORLD'S LARGEST ENGINE  Customs Transfer Delayed  HONG KONG, February 1.���Advices from  Canton say Hop Po, the head of tho native  customs has arranged for an indefinite  postponmont of the transfer of the customs to tho imperial maritime department  whicli wns to have taken place' about February 20th.  It is an Experiment  Down in the far west end of the Santa  Fo yards in San Bernardino stands a monster locomotive, a wonder of modern railroading. Its accidental location intensifies  the appearance of its size, for across the  big turn table there rests on blocks the  boiler and upper works of the first locomotive in use on the Southern California  railroad. It is as a katydid beside a kangaroo.  The huge mass of power, already nicknamed by the trainmen "The Battleship,'  crawled panting into the San Bernardino  yards on Tuesday night at 7, o'clock.  Its heavy throbs shook the station to its  very foundations. For a full half mile to its  rear extended the line of freight cars which  it had hauled over Cajon pass. Sixty-one  cars were in the train besides the private  car of superintendent Beamer and a party  of officials of San Bernardino, who had  gone over the pass to witness the performance of the much heralded engine over one  of 'the steepest hills of the Santa Fe system.  From Topeka, in its journey across the  continent, the new locomotive traveled under its own steam and incidentally startled railroad men all along the line by the  ease with which it smashed all records of  big hauls. It traveled as a coal burner, and  two firemen were kept busy throwing coal  into its capacious maw. It is to be used in  toting heavy trains over Cajon pass and  already mechanics have began to prepare  it for the consumption of oil as fuel. It is  the center of attraction for trainmen, ofii-  cials and citizens who have only an indirect interest in' r_ilroadin;r.  No. 9SS is built for consuming oil as fuel,  but is also adapted for coal. It is of the  decapod, compound type, having two cylinders on each and being supported by five  pair of drive wheels. Its smokestack is  about sixteen inches high, and���to use the  expression of' a trainman���"looks like a  stove-pipe hat upside down." The boiler at  the smallest ring is 78 inches in diameter;  at the largest 88 inches. The Are box is nine  feet long and six feet seven inches wide.  In the boiler there are 413 flues, each haying a diameter of two and a half inches  and a length of eighteen and a half feet.  -rhe^wheel-base-is-twenty-feetj-total-wheeL!  base twenty-eight feet eleven inches! total  wheel base of engine and tender, sixty-two  feet. The cylinders have a stroke of thirty-  four inches. The diameter of each of the  driving wheels is four feet six inches above  the rail, the dome and the stack being  about the same height. The tender lifts a  capacity of 7000 gallons of water and 2500  gallons of oil. The total weight of the engine is 202,000 pounds, and of the engine and  lank 3G3.000 pounds, steamed up and ready  for service.  The boiler has a working pressure of 22">  pounds of steam tn the square inch. Of  the cylinders the high pressure is seventeen  and one-half inches in diameter; the low  pressure thirty Inches". The valves are of  the piston tvpe,  Tho engine is equipped with tho Westlng-  houso ,'ilr brnkCi. and also has the water  brake with which all engines are fitted for  mountain grades. ��� By means of It tho  brakes are kept In operation when the air  ���rives out.  There being no sheet Iron rim on the top,  of the tender, lt has a noticeably plain appearance. This was let off, no doubt, to  give a  better view to the rear.  No. ASS is guaranteed to haul a tralnload  ol" 2100 tons up a fifty foot grade.  The equipment is strictly modern. It includes a Westlnghousc engineer's air signal; La Chetaller water brake on cylinder;,  sand blast, Leach triple; AVestlnghouse  friction ��� draft gear; .Crosby steam gauge,  six and three-quarter face; three three inch  Crosby open nop safety valves; one N,a-  than quadruple sight feed lubricator; Boy-  er speed recorder.   ���    ��� . ��� ���  The locomotive is. an experiment of third  vice-president'Kendrick. It is believed, the  monster will contain enough power to do  away with the system of double headers  so much in vogue throughout tho  country and which creates such a havoc in  equipment. A train of cars which now requires three engines in going over Cajon  pass, it is expected, will follow easily an  engine of the No. OSS type.  No. OSS is too large to be run into the  roundhouse. Tt was built by the American  Locomotive Works at Schenectady, New  York, and is claimed to be the largest locomotive in the world.  KOOTENAY....  COFFEE OO.  ****************************  Coffee Roasters  D6alar8!�� Tea and Coffee  ***���***���***************.*.**.  "Wo are offering at lowost prices the bosti  grades o Ceylon, India, China and Japan  Toas.  Our Bosr, Mot ha and Java Coffee, per  pound ? 1!!  Mocha and Java Blond, 3 pounds  1 00  Choice Blend Cofl'eo, 1 pounds  1 00  Snecial E'.8nu Coffeo, 6 pounds  1 00  R-o Bloud Coffee, 6 pounds  1 00  Special Blend Ceylon Tea, per pound 30  A TRIAL ORDER SOLICITED.  KOOTENAY COFFEE CO.  Telephone' 177.  P, 0. Box 182.  WEST BAKER STREET, NELSON.  JUJLI  O OJVt _?____ST"3_"  0FFICE:JAKER STREET WEST, NELS0J1, B. C.  TELEPHONE f*0, 219,   P. 0. BOX 688.  MARBLE, BUILDING STONE,  BRiGK, AND LIME . . . . .  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-gov-  ��� ernor in council the 17th day of January, 1902.  HEALTH ACT.  On account of \he outbreak of smallpox  in the town of Fernie it is hereby proclaimed:  1.   That the town is in a state of quarantine until further notice.  I^2.-^'-hat-"hb_persori"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 communmtito 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 111 or suffering from a rash of  any description, shall at once notify the  medical health ollicer, giving the name and  occupation of, and other, particulars necessary to properly identify, such person.  0. Any person having a rash on his body  shall notify the medical health oflicer on  tho first 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 tho satisfaction of the medical  health ollicer, shall at once be vaccinated.  S. 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 lo a  fine of $100 and to six (6) months' imprisonment.  Dated at Victoria this ICth day of January, A. D. 1902. -     ���  CHARLES  J.   FAGAN,  Secretary of Provincial Board of Health.  By command J. D. PRENTICE,  Acting Provincial Secretary.  The Mansfield Manufacturing Company  have the above mentioned building materials  for sale at reasonable prices. Special quotations to builders and contractors for large  orders.  ORBERS BY MAIL ATTENDED TO PROMPTLY  co_vc_?.__-2sr"*_r  OFFICE:   BAKER STREET WEST, flEISOp, B. C. TELEPHONE NO. S19.   P. 6. BOX 688.  WHOLESALE DIRECTORY  ASSAYERS' SUPPLIES.  W. F. TEETZEL & CO.-CORNER O-*  Baker and Josephine Streets, Nelson,  wholesale dealers ln assayers' supplies.  Agents for Denver Fire Clay Company.  ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES.  KOOTENAY ELECTRIC SUPPLY .-  Construction Company��� Wholesale dealers  in telephones, annunciators, bells, batteries, electric llxtures and appliances. Houston Block, Nelson.  FRSH AND SALT MEATS.  P. BURNS & CO., BAKER ST I'l-IST.  Nelson, wholesale dealers In fresh and  cured meats. Cold storage.  GROCRIES.  NOTICES OF MEETINGS.!  FRATERNAL SOCIETIES.  Both. Biddies are Dead  BUTLER, Pennsylvania, February 1���The  condition of the Biddies and Mrs. Soffel  this morning is unchanged. Word from the  jail, as late as 8:45 a. m., is that the death  of Ed Biddle is so near that it might be  announced any moment. He is in great pain  from his body wounds, and internal hemorrhages may carry him off at any moment.  Mrs. Soffel had an operation performed  and is doing fairly well. John Biddle,s condition Is good and he may recover.  1:30 p. m.���The Blddlos are believed lo be  dying and contrary to expectations Jack  will die first. Inflammation has set in in  his bowels, which wero torn to pieces with  the bullet wounds and it is said he cannot  live long. Mrs. Soffel has developed pneumonia and her condition Is more serious  than ever.  ItUTLRR. Pennsylvania. February 2.���  Both the Biddies are dead and Mrs. Soffel  is not expected to survive them many  hours.  TAX NOTIOE.  Notice   is   hereby given,   in   accordance  with the statutes, that provincial revenue  tax,   and  all   assessed   taxes   and  income  tax, assessed and levied under the Assessment Act and amendments,  are now duo  and  payable  for   the  year 1902.  All  taxes  duo and collectable for the Nelson Assessment District are now due and payable at  my office, situate at the court house, Ward  street,   Nelson.    This  notice,   in   terms  of  law, is equivalent to a personal demand by  me upon all persons liable for taxes.  HARRY WRIGHT,  Assessor and Collector,  Nelson Postofllce.  Dated at Nelson, 13th January, 1902.  PROVINCIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE.  His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor in  Council has been pleased to make the following appointment:  KOOTENAY SUPPLY COMPANY, LTM-  Ited, Vernon Street, Nelson, wholesale  grocers.  JOHN CHOLDITCH & CO. ��� FRONT  Street, Nelson, wholesale grocers.  A. MACDONALD & CO.-CORNER OF  Front and Hall Streets, Nelson, wholesale  grocers and jobbers in blankets, gloves,  mitts, boots, rubbers, mackinaws, and min--  ers' sundries.  J. Y. GRIFFIN & C���FRONT STREET.  Nelson, wholesale dealers ln provisions,  cured meats, butter and eggs.   LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  TURNER, BEETON & CO.���CORNER  Vernon and Josephine Streets, Nelson,  wholesale dealers in liquors, cigars, and  dry goods. Agents for Pabst Brewing Company of Milwaukee and Calgary Brewing  Company of Calgary.  BUSINESS DIRECTORY.   .���J^--S-H__-__-^   A.   C.   EWART,   ARCHITECT���ROOM  3,  Aberdeen Block, Baker Street, Nelson.  DRAYAGR  "FURNITURE, PIANOS, SAFES, ETC.,  moved carefully at reasonable rates. Apply J. T. AVilson, 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  Hew postoffice building, Vernon Street,  Nelson. '  KOOTENAY TENT NO. 7. K.  O. T. M.-  Regular  meetings   flrst  and   third  Thurs  days ot each month. Visiting Sir Knight:!  are   cordially   invited   to   attend.   Dr.   W|  Rose,  H.  ic;  A.   \V. Purdy,  Com.; G.  Brown, P. C.  NEILSON LODGE, NO. 23, ._. F. .,  A. M., meets second Wednesday 1*1  each month. Sojourning brothrej  Invited.  NELSON   AERIE,   NO.   22,   F.   O.   E.-'  Moots  second  and   fourth   Wednesday  each   month   at   Fraternity   Hall,   Georri  Bartlett, president; J. V. Morrison, secrq  tary.  NELSON ROYAL AKCH CHAPTER N<  123, G. XX. C���Meets third Wednesday. Si  journlng companions Invited. George Johil  stone, '/..; Thomas J. Sims, S. E.  TRADES AND LABOR UNIONS.  MINERS' UNION, NO 96, W. _*. of MJ  Meets In Miners' Union Hall, northwel  corner of Baker and Stanley Streets, evej  Saturday evening at 8 o'clock: Visitiil  members welcome. J. R. McPherson, presj  dent; James Wilks, secretary. Union sea  of wages for Nelson district per shift: Ml  chine men $3.50, hammersmen ?3.25, muci  ers, carmen, shovelers, and other undtl  ground laborers ?3.  JOURNEYMEN BARBERS' INTERNA  tlonal Union of America, Local No. 1J  Nelson, li. C. Meets every second ail  fourth Monday in each month, at 8 o'clo��  sharp. Visiting members invited. Eli Su|  cliffe, president; E. DeMers, secretary.  LAUNDRY        WORKERS'        UNION I  Meets  at Miners'   Union Hall  on  four!  Monday in every month at 7:30 o'clock  m. B. Pape, president; A. W. McFee, se  retary.  CARPENTERS'   UNION   MEETS   WEJ)  nesday evening of each week at 7 o'clocl  in   Miners'   Union  Hall.   John  Burns,   si|  president, William Raynard, secretary.  PAINTERS' UNION MEETS THE FIR&l  and third Fridays In each month at Minerl  Union Hall at 7:30 sharp. Walter R. Ke  president; Henry Bennett, secretary.  COOKS'   AND   WAITERS'   UNION,   NC  141, W. L. U., meets at Miners' Union Hal  second and last Tuesdays in each month if  S:30 p. m. sharp. A. B. Sloan, president;  P. Forrestell, secretary; H. M. Fortler, firj  anclal secretary.  PLASTERERS' UNION MEETS EVER]  Monday evening in the Elliot Block, at^  o'clock. J. D. Moyer, president; WIlliai|  Vice, secretary.   P. O. Box 161. THE NELSON TRIBUNE: MONDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 3, 1902  BASK OF MONTI  OAP-TAIi. all paid up_ _ $12,000,000.00  REST    7,000.000.00  U-TOIVIDBD PROFITS       8*76 531.61  Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal ...President  Hon. George A. Drummond Vice-President  E. 3. Cloi'ston General Manager  E Ci  ffiERCE  NELSON BRANCH  Corner Baker aud Kootenay Streets.  A. H. BUCHANAN, Manager.  Branohos ln London (England) New York,  Chicago, and all tho principal cities in Canada-  Buy and sell Sterling Exchange and Cable  Transfers.  Grant Commercial and Travelers' Credit-,  avallnblo in any part of the world.  Drafts Issued, Collections Made, Etc.  Savings Bank Branch  OURHENT RATE OF INTEREST PAID.  CANADA'S NEW PROVINCES  with wnicn is amalgamated  THE  3ANK  OF  BRITISH COLUMBIA.  HEAD OFFICE:  TORONTO.  Paid-up Capital,       -     -     -     $8,000,000  Reserve Fund,       ....  $2,000,000  ACCRECATE RESOURCES OVER $65,000,000;  03?    0_A_3-T-__-JD_A-  Capital (paid up)  Rest  Hon. Goo. A. Cox,  President.  B. E. Walker,  General Manager  London Office, 60 Lombard Street. El. O.  New Yorlr   Office, 16   Exchange   Place.  and 68 Branohos in Canada and tho  United Status.  Discussing Their Admission  It was an interesting conference that  was recently held by premier Roblin, of  Manitoba, and premier Haultain, of the  Northwest Territories, to place before a  large meeting of the people of Eastern  Assiniboia information to enable them  to decide whether it would or would not  be. to their interest to become annexed  to the province of Manitoba.  The future of the Northwest Territories is now becoming a live question.  They cannot much longer remain in a  condition of tutelage. Their population  has now increased to be a size which,  they claim, entitles them to self-governing powers; and they ask that they  be given the same consitutional status  as the other members of Confederation.  At present the chief problem is as to  the manner in which they shall receive  provincial staus. On this point the.  people of the Territories are not themselves yet agreed.  The Territories some time ago were  divided into provincial districts by the  Dominion government, viz., Assiniboia,  Alberta, Saskatchewan and Athabasca.  They have, in the past, been referred to  as prospective provinces. : They each  are of sufficient area to make a big province; and, in future years, they will no  doubt each have sufficient population  to form a self-governing unit But the  multiplication of governments is not desired by the people of the West, and no  one contemplates as many as four provinces. ��� Two is the most that are spoken  of; and premier Haultain himself, with  some others, is iu favor of one big province.  Those who favor two provinces are  mostly in the western part of the Territories. aMany Albertans claim that the  ranching country lias interests distinct  from those of the wheat-farming district, which interests cannot secure adequate recognition in a common legislature. They claim, also, that the mining territory   in   the   mountains   needs  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT:  Interest allowed on doposits.   Presont rate  threo per cent.  GRANGE  V. HOLT,  Manager Nolson Branob.  financial questions and the rivalries of  particular sections, there looms up another question which is likely to be the  principal one that will complicate and  delay the granting of provincial power  to the Territories, no matter in what  form it is proposed to give them that  staus���that is, the school question.  The Territories as they now exist have  a seperate school system by virtue of  the   Northwest   Territories   Act  of  the  federal parliament, which the Territorial legislature has no power to change.  When they, or any portion of them, are  created into a province, will the federal  parliament embody the same pro.islon  in the provincial  constitution;   or will  it leave the new province or provinces  free to deal with the educational question as all the other provinces but Ontario and Quebec.are free to deal with  it under the British North America Act?  Here is a question on  which  there  is  bound to be a battle royal in the federal  parliament, as soon as the question of  provincial status for the Territories is  practically introduced.    And, as neither  of the political parties seems" at present particularly anxious to have another  school question   on' its   hands,   it   may  be some little time yet before the federal administration has the courage to  deal   with   the   question   of   territorial  automony. At tho same time, the strong  feeling in the Territories in favor of a  change from the present unsatisfactory  ���condition of affairs, is rapidly forcing  the question into pracrical politics.,  $2,500,000    81,860,000  HEAD  OFFICE, TORONTO, ONTARIO.  Branches in Northwest Territories. Provinces of  British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.  H. S. HOWLAND President.  D. R. WILKIE General Manager.  K. HAY Inspector.  NELSON   BRANCH,  BURNS BLOCK.  A genorol banking business transacted.  Savings Department,���Deposits received and  interest allowed.  Drafts sold, available In all part of Canada,  United States and .Europe.  Special attention given to coll       ns.  J. M. LAY, Manager.  WELLS' STARTLING THEORY  - 0r.0m*.   0 ��� 00  Vt.  *0*&0 -��4**-> /-"EiE*-^��.  1.00 ' 00' 030' 000  to  to  9)  to  to  to  ft  ft  ft  ^__S"--ftQ-fft-gg*gfr g^^f.^;g��� *SL'_!���__' _T_'__1 -*^-*~-*r~ ,-r  %���  to  9\  to  -890-E8TABLIBHBD IN NHLSON-1902  3 Before stock taking this month a  *' REDUCTION   OF  10   PER   CENT  will be given on every dollar.  WILL AGCEPT REFERENDUM  special laws. They favor a division line  running north and south. Of the western province that would be thus created  Calgary aspires to be the capital.  There is another section that desires  two provinces. These are the people o[  Saskatchewan and Northern Alberta,  but they wish the divisional line to run  east and west. They want a northern  province along the Saskarcnewan, wliich  will be served by the proposed Canadian  Northern railway, leaving the southern  province to bo served by the Canadian  Pacific railway. This is favored by the  French element of the north; and of  such, a northern province, Edmonton aspires to be the metropolis.  The supporters of the "one province"  idea are chiefly in Assiniboia, which  now holds the weight of power in the  Territorial confederacy, and has the seat  of government. Some settlers in the  eastern part of Assiniboia; however, be-  live their destiny lies more natually  with Manitoba, than wlth_the,_people of  the west, and would prefer Manitoba to  take a slice off the eastern portion of  the Territories, leaving the balance to  be created into one province.  The latter view is also the view of  the majority of the people of Manitoba.  The area of Manitoba is at present  73,950 square miles. The area of the  province which would be created by the  union of all the Territories into one  province would be 407,227. square miles.  "Manitoba does not desire to be thus  overshadowed. A province of such an  area would be the biggest in tho Dominion. It would be half as large again as  Quebec, almost twice as large as the  three maritime provinces combined.  Manitoba is willing that there should be  only two provinces between Ontario and  British Columbia, but claims that the  area should be divided equally between  Manitoba and a new province to the  west,, boundaries of Manitoba being  pushed northward as well as westward,  ;so as to make Manitoba a maritime  province with. a port on Hudson bay.  In the past Manitoba's territory has  been added to by a western extension of  her boundary. She claims a further extension would be but following precedent.  . One of the chief objections urged in  Assiniboia against anexation to Manitoba, is the assumption of Manitoba's  debt and the adoption of Manitoba's  muicipal system. Premier Roblin says  that extra expenditure would be made  on the added territory to compensate  it for its share of the debt. He al.*:o  says the municipal difficulty is capable  of arrangement. In addition, he points  to the superior railway facilities which  the people of Manitoba enjoy over those  in the Territories, and which the annexed territory would be given a share  of.  Premier Haultain says, on the other  hand, that the loan for the extra expenditure by Manitoba in the added territory would be really floated upon the  credit of the people of the added territory, and they might as well bear that  obligation in a province of their own.  He says that if the territories had provincial power, they could arrange for  the Manitoba railways to extend from  Eastern Assiniboia just as well as the  Manitoba government could if Eastern  Assiniboia were a part of Manitoba's  territory.  It is at this stage that the matter  rests for the present.   But behind these  Whisky and Politics in Ontario  Although   the    three   weeks   during  which the legislature has been in session has been barren of prohibition discussion on the floor of the house, the  fight on the question has been and con-'  tinucs to be, "stern and cruel," in the  province, and even up to the treshold  of   the   legislative    chamber.      Every  candidate for the next legislature is being forced to run the gauntlet of dia-'  metrically   opposing   forces.     The  prohibitionists have awakened to the potency of lobbying, and are putting on all  the pressure they can.   At present they  have no notion of running "third" candidates.    They know that is poor policy, and besides, their fate will be out  of the balance, they   expect,   long   before the election.   They are accordingly  trying the   more   practical   course   of  ���trying to contract with members to do  as the temperance people wish in the  house  in   return   for   their  support  on  election day.    In cases where the candidates have not been nominated, they  go  so  far as  to  threaten,  sometimes,  they they .will  control his nomination  meeting.  The prohibitionists long ago gave up  any idea of obtaning a straight prohibitory measure.    Not from the attitude  of the cabinet, ministers,  but from the.  attitude of the members at large.   Sen-;  tient would be overwhelmingly against;  .hem on both sides of the house.   They,  have consequently accepted  the refer-  iendum;=-an<l="nowi-the^crucical"point="is  the majority that will be required.   The  liquor men demanded "two-thirds" the  other day, and at this proposition the  prohibitionists  hold  up their hands in  horror, and this is what they are fighting tooth and nail.  Although there have been several in-'  quiries from the opposition as to the  time when tho government measure may  be expected, there is not much likelihood of a party division on the question.  I.t is just possible, of course, that there  may be some sort of general, non-committal motion of want of confidence on  the question from the opposition side,  but the Conservatives need not be expected to affiliate themselves with the  liquor men or with the prohibitionists.  It will be G. F. Marter who will move  the amendment. At least he will marshal tho forces. To ;i --renin limit he  will be backed by three or four, perhaps  half a dozen, members.  Mr. Marter, of course, is a free lance.  He bolted from his party on divisions  Jast session, and it is well known that  he has not attended party caucuses for  some time, although he is nominally  Mr. Whitney's first lieutenant. He ii?  just the man for leader of a third party.  If the government, measure, on the other  hand, is too radical for the extreme  lantis, it is hard to say who will lead  the fight for them. The liquor men have  plenty of friends.���Toronto Star.  Rough Weather in the Channel  LONDON, February 1.���The storm on  the English and Irish channel is unabated. Numerous minor wrecks have occurred and frequent reports have been  received of men being washed overboard  and the crews of the life boats and  rocket apparatus have been kept busy.  The British armored cruiser Ammor-  talite encountered weather, the seas  washed clean over her two inch forward guns. Many fishermen are reported to have been drowned.  In tlie Clyde upwards of forty vessels  are fog bound between Greenock and  Glasgow. The mail steamer which left  Dover for Ostend yesterday afternoon,  was sighted in distress in the channel  this morning. She signalled that she  was not under control and tugs assisted her into port. Her passengers had a  terrible experience. The steamer was  swept by the seas for over twenty-four  hours.  Creates Sensation in London  LONDON, January 31.���H. G. Wells,  the scientist and novelist, who out-  Darwins his master, Darwin, and dares  to direct a confident gaze upon a future  still aeons distant, delivered a lecture  at the. Royal Institution Friday night  on Discovery of the Future. This did  not mean an aerial flight or any single  development of science, but discovery  the future as a whole.  Along certain lines with certain limitations, he argued, a working knowledge of the things of the future was  practicable and possible As during  the past century the amazing searchlight of inference had been passed into  the remoter past, so by seeking for operating causes instead of for fossils the  searchlight of inference might be  thrown into the future. The man of  science would believe at .last that  eivents in A. D. 4000 were as fixed, settled and unchangeable as those of A.  D 1G00, with the exception of affairs of  man and his children. It is as simple  and sure to work out the changing orbit of the earth in future until the tidal  drag hauls one unchanging fact at last  towards the sun, as it is to work back  to its blazing, molten past. ��  It might be argued that man, individually or collectively, was an incalculable factor, a new element opposing the  nature of the enquiry and stamping it  as vain and   hopeless,   but  Mr.. Wells  seemed to favor the idea that man. although complicating, did not alter the  essential nature of induction.    He did  not belive that if by some juggling with  space and time Caesar, Napoleon, William the Conqueror and other 21-eat individualities had been changed at birth  it would not have produced any serious  dislocation of   the   course   of   destiny.  Great men were no more than images  .'and symbols and instruments taken at  haphazard by the incessant, consistent  forces behind them. They were the _.en-  nibs which fate used in her writing, and  the more one was   inclined   to   trust  these forces behind individuals the more  one could believe in the possibility of  a reasonable inductive view of the future   that  would   serve   us  in   polHics,  morals, . social' contrivances  and  in  a  thousand ways.    A deliberate direction  of historical, economic and social study  towards the future in moral and religious   discussion   would   be   enormously  stimulating and profitable to the intellectual life.  That man is not final is a great and  disturbing fact in scientific discovery  in the future, and the question. What  is to come after man? is the most  persistently fascinating, insoluble question in the world. But for the near future some few general statements have  grown, more certain. Two years it was  an irresponsible suggestion, but now it  was the commonplace of cabinet ministers, that our dense populations were  -in^the-'opening^phase'of^a^process^of"  differentiation.  Secondly, it was inevitable that the  mass of the white population of the  world would be forced in some wa/ up  the scale of efficiency within two or  three decades. Thirdly, reasons had  been collected showing that in the comparative near future humanity would be  definitely and consciously organizing  itself into a great world state and purge  itself of much that is msan and bestial  and dreary in this world.  The lecturer asked. Why should  things cease at man? No creatures  lived under changing conditions without undergoing changes. Human society, he said, was never static and  would presently cease in its attempt  to be static.   Mr. Wells declared:  "We are at the -beginning of the  gieatest change that humanity has ever  undergone. There will be no shock as  there is no shock at a cloudy outbreak.  We are creatures of twilight, but of  cur minds ahd the lineage of our minds  will spring minds that will reach for-,  ward fearlessly. A day will come���one  day in the unending succession of days  ���when the beings now latent in  thoughts, hidden in our loins, shall stand  on this earth as one.stands on a footstool, and they shall laugh and reach  out their hands among the stars."  In the crowded assembly that listened  interested and enthusiastic were Dr.  Dewar, sir William Crooks, professor  Armstrong, lord Ravleigh, and sir Frederick Bramwell. The lecture has already aroused widespread interest, and  will probably be much discussed.  to  to  9\  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  Hi  Hi  t_>  Hi  Hi  Hi  tf  tf  tf  tf  tf  tf  But come early and you shall have our prompt attention. Engraving free of-tf  $ 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  ft  %  m  Jacob Dover,   "The Jeweler."  ******  *  ^^^^^'&��&%_'-_' mm*'mm^M^'^' 1&'GL'*��<^'<' ^:>���,>_S!-fi_S__2_________ ____ _^ __S_ __5_ __B_r__S��^. ^- ^ W>_"  V T V '^^^C'5*?-?-r^'��<��^VVS ^^^-00-00-00-00>-00-^  00   00'0^-00-0%'00-^.^.��'?��-'  to  to  to  to  to  m  A.STEAiaHTFORWAED PLATPOEM.  Wo believe ln giving every person one  dollar's worth for every one hundred cents.  We believe the price should be marked on  each article In plain figures.  We believe in charging for each article  the nrlce 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 ln representing goods to be  just what they are.  We believe we can give you Just as good  satisfaction and just as good value aa any  other jeweler.  If you will favor us with a share of your  patronage we will use our best endeavors  to deserve your confidence.  In our repairing department we guarantee all our work and agree to repair free of  charge any work which proves unsatisfactory.  If Brown said so It's right, i  ���January 14th, 1902.  CLASSIFIED ADS.  ARTICLES FOR SALE,  SEWING MACHINES  OF ALL, KINDS  for sale or rent at the Old Curiosity Shop.  P. Burns & Co.  VICTOR  ROCK  ELM  Hockey Sticks  Boys Sticks    ,  Hockey Pucks  Ping Pong   .  . 40c  . 25c  . 35c  $3.20  TO Lh,T.���KuUK KOU.M COTTAGE ON  Part street, opposite hospital. Rent, including water, $12 per month. Apply B. Kilby,  next door to Rossland Hotel, Vernon street  LODGERS.  FOR RO-_j. 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.  Canada Drug & Book Co.  Porto Rico Lumber Go.  (LIMITED)  Rough and  Dressed  Lumber  Shingles  Mouldings  A-l White Pine Lunjber Always in  StocK-  We carry a complete stock of  Ocast Flooring, Ceiling, Inside Finish, Turned Work, Sash and Doora.  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.  ~^3EWI-iS~MACH^  rent. Sold on installments. Old machines  taken in exchange. Repairs kept for all  makes of machines. Singer Manufacturing  Company, Baker Street, Nelson.  FOR SALE.  FOR SALE���A FIRST CLASS BILLIARD  and pool parlor and retail cigar business.  Address P. O. Box 101, Cranbrook. B. C.  GIRL WANTED.  WANTED���A WOMAN OR GIRL TO  help with housework and baby. Good  wages. Apply to John Hutcheson, Cranbrook, B. C.  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers in Meats  Markets at  Nelson,  Rossland,  Trail,  Kaslo, Ymir,  Sandon,  Silverton, New  Denvor, Revelstoke,-Ferguson  Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade City, Mid  way, and Vancouver.  Head Office at  NELSON, B. 0.  West Kootenay Butcher Co.  ALL KINDS OF *      :  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  K. W. C BLOCK  WARD STREET    E. C. TRAVES. j-anager  TREMONT HOUSE  B321 TO 33l|BAKEH STREET, NELSON  AMERICA^ AND EUROPEAN  PLANS  MEALS 25 CENTS  Rooms Lighted by Electricity and Heated oy Steam 26 Cents to $1  Special order work will  receive  prompt attention.  Porto Rico Lumber Go.Ltd.  CORNER OF  HENDRYX AND VKRNON HTRKETH  Short on Arcertained Facts  LONDON, February 1.���Mr. Cunningham Graham, whose letters to the Saturday Review have been the features  of that paper's anti-American campaign,  writes this week saying: "I see senator  Tell, of the United States house of elected lords, attacked England in the vilest language." Mr. Cunningham Graham has been the Saturday Review's  perpetual mentor regarding things American, hence his confusing senator Tell  with William Tell creates amusement.  Mr. Graham continues: "I wonder how  many men our "dear cousins" have shot  in the Philippines without even the  formnllity of a trial? If we, therefore  are assasins, what epithet belongs to  them, our cousins?"  Separate .sealed tenders, addressed to the  und-fsiyned will be received at tills office  until Tuesday, February 25lh, inclusively,  for the construction or the armories al the  following places:  1st. Revel-stoke, B. C.  2nd. Kamloops, Ii.  C.  3rd. Kaslo, li. C.  4th. Nelson, B. C.  Plans and specifications can be seen and  forms of tenders obtained for Revelstoke  and Kaslo on application to the postmasters at those places; at Nelson at the oflice  of Mr. J. A. Macdonald, architect, Nelson;  for Kamloops at the oflice of Mr. A.  Thompson, clerk of works, Kamloops; and  for all the works at tho department of  public works, QUawa. *  Envelopes containing tenders must he endorsed  "Tender for  armory,  Revelstoke;"  "Tender for armory, Kamloops;"   "Tender  our j for armory, Kaslo;"  and  "Tender for armory, Nelson" respectively.  Persons tendering are notified that tenders will not be considered unless made on  the form supplied, and signed with their  actual signatures.  Each tender must be accompanied by an  accepted cheek on a chartered bank, made  payable to the order of the honorable the  minister of public works, equal to ten per  cent (10 p.c.) of tho amount of the tender,  which will be forfeited if tho party decline to enter into a contract when culled  upon to do so, or if ho fail to complete the  work contracted for. Tf the tender bo not  accepted the check will be returned.  The department does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender.  Hy order,  FRED GELTNAS, Secretary.  Department of Public Works,  Ottawa, January 25th, .1002.  Newspapers inserting this advertisement  without authority from the department will  not be iiaid for it.  HENRY G. JOLY DE LOTBINIERE.  CANADA  PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.  Edward VII., by tho grace of God, of the  United Kingdom  of Great Britain and  Ireland and  of  tho  British Dominions  beyond the .seas, King, defender of the  faith, etc., etc., etc.  To  Our Faithful  the Members elected  to  sorve in the Legislative Assemly of our  Province  of British  Columbia,  at  Our  City of Victoria,��� Greeting.  =.^______^A_pR0CEAMATI^  D. M. Eberts, Attorney General.  Whereas we are desirous and resolved as  soon as may be, to meet Our people of Our  Province of British Columbia, and to have  their advice in Our Legislature:  Now, Know Ye, that for divers causes  and considerations, and taking into consideration the ease and convenience of our  loving subjects, We havo thought fit, by  and with the advice of Our Executive  Council, to horeby convoke, and by these  presents ^njoin you, and each of you, that  on Thursday the twentieth day of February, ono thousand nine hundred und two,  you meet Us ln Our said Legislature or  Parliament of Our said Provinco, at Our  City of Victoria, FOR TJ-lfc" LIS PATCH OF  BUSINESS, to treat, do, act and conclude  upon those things which In Our Legislature of tho Provinco of British Columbia,  by tho Common Council of Our said Province may, by tho favor of God, bo ordained.  In testimony whereof, wo havo caused  theso Our Letters to be made Patent and  tho Great Soal of Our said Provinco to be  hereunto aflixed:  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, lithe year of Our Lord ono thousand nine  hundred and two, and ln tho first year of  Our Reign.  By Command.  J. D. PRIONTICE,  Acting Provincial Secretary.  IMPEBIAL BBEWIie COMPANY  EMERSON & REISTERER.  BREWERS OF THE BEST  LAGER BEER  STEAM BEER  AND PORTER  When you want the Best, ask for  IMPERIAL BEER.  SLOGAN JUNCTION HOTEL  J. H. Ho-CANUS, M_-v_��er.  Bar atocked with tost brand* of wines,  liquors, amd clears. Beer on draught. Lar-re  oomfortabla raoms. First class tabla toarC  QUEEN'S HOTEL  BAKHK   -TRUST,   NBBSON.  Lighted by Electricity and Heated with Hot Air.  ��__*- comfortable bedrooms aad orst*  claaa dlnln* room. Sample rooms tor com-*  merdal maa.  _RATES-ffi2=PER-DAY���=  W|rs. E. G. Clarke, Prop.  -*te of the Royal Hotel, Calgary  fV|adden House  Baker and Ward  Btreeta, Nelson,  CHEAP FUEL.  Reduction In price of coko: Per Ton.  Coko at gas works  $G.50  Coko delivered ;. 7.50  Cash- must accompany all orders', or il,  extra will bo charged,  NELSON COKE & GAS COMPANY, Ltd.  Tbe only hotel ln Nelson that haa remained under one management since _fl*o.  Tbe bed-rooms are well furnished and  lighted by electriouy.  Tbe bar la always stoc_e_ by the best  domestic and Imported liquors aad clgara.  THOMAS MADDEN, Proprietor.  ^K-S*?.*?-  PROVINCIAL     SECRETARY'S    OFFICE.  His honor the lieutenant governor In  council has been pleased to make tho fol-  ing appointments:  27th January, 1902.  Christopher Morrison, alderman, and  Frederick Starkey, of the city of Nelson,  esquires, to he members of the board of  licensing commissioners for the said city.  John A. Irving, alderman, and Alfred J.  Marks, of tho cily of Nelson, esquires, to  bo members of the board of commissioners  of police for the said city.  PROVINCIAL    SECRETARY'S    OFFICE.  His Honour the Lieutenant-governor in  Council has been pleased to mako the following appointments:  Sth January, 1902.  AVilliam Edwin Nowcombe, of Trout  Lake, Esquire, M.D., CM., to bo resident  physician at tho 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, Esquiro, to bo-  Stipendiary magistrate,  Government Agent,  Assistant Commissioner of Lands and  Works,  Collector <*(* *:    onuo Tax,  District Li^-irar of Births, Deaths and  Marriages, and Registrar under the "Marriage Act," for the Revelstoke Division of  West Kootenay,  Gold Commissioner for tho Revelstoke,  Illeclllcwact, Lardeau and Trout Lako  Mining Divisions,  Clerk of tho Peace for tho County of  Kootenay,       ��  District Registrar of the Rovelstoke registry of the Supremo Court, and  Collector of Votes for the Revelstoke riding of the West Kootenay District, vice  Mr. W. J. Goepel.  DBUG STOBE EABLY CLOSING  ON AND AFTEK 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., G:30 to S:30 p. m.  CANADA BOOK & DRUG CO., Ltd.,  W. F. TEETZEL & CO.,  J. H. VANSTONB.  HOTEL   BOSgLAM).  Third door from Grand Central Hotel  on Vernon street Best dollar a day;  house ln town. House and furniture new  and flrst class ln every respect. Lighted  by gas. Room and board |5 to ft per  week. No Chinese employed here.  J. V. O'LcA-UQETLIN, Proprietor.  Bartlett    House  Formerly Clark�� Hotel.  The Best  per Cay House In Nelson.  The bar the  Nono but white holp omployod.  beet.  Olf     COURSK    YOU    WANT    THK     HKST'  TIIK.V   00   TO  ARTHUR    GEE  ln Tremont Rlock.   Ho will suit vou.  Large stock of imported season's goods.  '*���*���******���************���****&  NEWLING & CO.  AUCTIONEERS, VALUERS, ETC.  Kootonay Street, next door to Oddfellows' Hall  P. O. Box 633 NKLSON, B.C.  G. W. BARTLETT, Proprietor  R. REISTERER & CO.  BBEWKBB AND BOXTLEBS OT  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  Prompt and regular delivery to the tr*4��y  BREWERY   AT   NBXJJON  OYSTER COCKTAILS  AT  THB  MANHATTAN.  OYSTER COCKTAILS  AT  THE  MANHATTAN.  The   Manhattan  JOSKPHINK STREET  ALL THE BEST BRAND8  LIQUOR8 AND CIQAR8. THE NELSON TRIBUNE,  MONDAY  MORNING   FEBRUARY 3, 1902  WE ARE OFFERING AT VERY LOW PRICES.  _$***. *** *** ****** ************************************%  |   THERE ARE A F.W LINES SUITABLE FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS WHICH  Hi  t  a  Hi  Hi  Hi  1  w  j_  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  s  t_  Hi  Hi  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  1 W. F. TEETZEL & CO.  ���tfc y;  %***����� *** *** ******************************************  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  tawrence Hardware Co.  IMPOETEES AND DEALEES IN  Shelf and Heavy Hardware  AGENTS rOE-Orescent,  Canton, and Jessop's Steel, Bennett's Gutta Percha  ..... ��� V Juse, Jenokea' Ore Oars  ���Hamilton Po,*wiler Company's Blasting Powder     . ��T   n T%   f\  j>nd^)ynamite    y      _ RelSOIl,    D, 0.  Bailroad, Mill, Mining and Builders' Supplies  ���anaapaBaHOB   T&BPHOWB 90***-  n:,  Pi Cfe BOX 829  Nelson Saw & Planing Mills  - J_i-~ciT_n__��_   :    ���  CHARLES HILLYER, President.   ��� I    HARRY HOUSTON, Secretary.  Have just received 3,000,0 feet of logs from Idaho, and we are prepared tp onb the largest) bill  of timber of any dimensions or lengths. TEstimalos given at any time. Tbe largest stock of sash  doors, and mouldings in Kootenay.  COAST LUMBER OF AtL KINDS ON HAND  OFFICE AND YARDS:   CORNER HALL AND FRONT STRH3RT8.  FURNITURE  rl-   . {    i   -  ATLQWPRIQES   ���'   W.i  L,,  THE STOQK OF  J. G. BUNYAN & CO.  WILL BE SOLD AT REDUCED PRICES  ^        FOR CASH ONLY  J. A. KIRKPATRICK  te Slaughter Sale  Furniture, Carpets, Linoleums, Fine Pictures, Blankets, Etc.  In:addition to our already high-grade and low-marked goods,  we will offer for ��o days only io per cent off for cash. Our  terms are on the installment plan, one-third cash, balance in  three payments.. Our customers are warned to take advantage of this great reduction sale. Come any time of the  day.    Can always duplicate any article. .      .  .  D. Mc Arthur dr Co.  FURNITURE DEALERS  CITY AND DISTRICT.  The ladies of the W. C. T. U. will meet  in the parlors of the Baptist church this  afternoon at 3 o'clock.  A meeting of the- members of the choir  of St. Saviour's church will be held in the  school room this evening at S o'clock.  Colonel W. N. Brayton of Kaslo, was at  the Hume on Saturday. Me has coin to  ���wager that the Kaslo smelter is a sure go.  Pedro Cherbo, the popular proprietor of  the Union hotel at Kuskonook, was married ln Vancouver on Saturday to Miss  Faustina Tita, one of the belles of Agassiz.  Mr. and Mrs. Cherbo will spend their  honeymoon on the Coast, after which they  ���will take up their residence In Kuskonook.  Fred Irvine & Company have just opened  ���up a large Importation of spring and summer dry goods which they received direct  from the manufacturers. They also announce the arrival of a special consignment  of whitewear, which they will offer at special prices in connection with their annual  whitewear sale, which commences on Wednesday.  The Coast mall and passengers did not  arrive in the city" last evening owing to the  breakage of a pin in the cross-head on the  steamer Minto, which runs from Arrowhead to Nakusp. The accident occurred a  fshort distance out from Arrowhead, and  the Minto was compelled to put back to  make the necessary repairs. In consequence  the west train was cancelled, and only a  local from Rossland came in from the west.  "Judge" Adie, of Waneta, arrived in the  city last evening on the Spokane train.  Edward C. Smith, M. I*. P. for Bast Kootenay, arrived in the city last evening on  the Crow's Nest boat.  Major Little, who met with an accident  at the hospital last week, is sufficiently recovered to be around again.  xne   uninamen   ot   tne  city  are   niaking  elaborate  preparations  for  the celebration  of their new year,  which takes place this  week.  The delegates from Nelson left yesterday  morning to attend the Liberal convention  at Vancouver. They are "VV. G. Gillett, E.  Ferguson and W. Rutherford.  The ladies' hospital aid will met this afternoon in the vestry room of the Presbyterian church at 3 o'clock for the purpose  of electing officers for the ensuing year.  The customs business at Waneta has so  largely increased that it has been found  necessary to enlarge the customs house,  which Is being undertaken by customs officer Vroom.  Tne newly installed officers ot the Sons  of England have completed arrangements  RAILWAY TIME TABLE  CANADIAN PACIFIC SYSTEM  LEAVE  7:15 a. in.  Daily.  CROW'S NEST RAILWAY  Kuskonook, Creston, Moyie,  Cranbrook, Marysville, lort  Steele, Klko, Pernio, Michel,  Blairmore, Frank, Macleod.  Lothbridge, Winnipeg, and  all Eastern points.  ARRIVE  6:15 p. m.  Daily.  LEAVE  6:40 p. m.  Daily  6:10 p. m.  Daily  8 a. m.  8 a. m.  COLUMBIA & KOOTENAY  RAILWAY  Robson, Nakusp, Arrowhead,  Revelstoke, and all points oast  and west on C.l'.K. main lino.  Robson, Tr..il aud Rossland.  Robson, Cascade, Grand  Forks, Phoenix, Greenwood  and Midway.  (Daily excopt Sunday)  Robson, Trail and Rossland.  (Daily oxcept Sunday)   ARRIVE  10:10 p.m.  Daily  10:10 p.m.  Daily  10:10 p.m.  11:35 a.m.  LEAVE  10 a. in.  SLOCAN RIVER RAILW'Y  Slocan City, Silverton, New  Denver. Three Forks, Sandon  (Daily except Sunday)  ARRIVE  3:40 p.m.  LEAVE  i p.m.  i p. m.  KOOTENAY  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.)   10:10  a. m.  11 a.m  GREAT NORTHERN SYSTEM.  Depot  NELSON & FORT  SHEP-  PARD RAILWAY  Depot.  Ymir, Salmo, Erie, Waneta,  9:40 a.m (Northport, Ro.ssland, Col villa 11:45 p.m.  J_on_y_s(_^         ��_<- Spokane, MojxnVr-   tmmmt Vjm  IMS a.a_p_A  Daily. lr^  LEAVE  Kaslo  7 a.m.  . Nelson  6:00 p. m.  Daily  through con  at Spokane to the soutb,  cast and west.  KOOTENAY LAKE    .  STEAMBOATS  Balfour, PilotBay, Ainsworth  Kaslo and all Way Landings.  p.n*  Daily  ARRIVE  Kaslo  l:?0 p. m.  Nelson  10:30 a.m.  Daily  to hold a social at the regular meetings of  the society in the future. For the meeting  which will be held on Wednesday next an  excellent program will be rendered.  A fancy dress carnival has been arranged  for tomorrow evening at the skating rink,  when prizes will be given for the best  lady's costume, the best gentleman's costume, comic costume, best boy's comic costume and the best, lady skater.  ' Angus Shaw leaves this evening for tho  Okanagan district, where he will join Victor Coxhead, who left for that jilace on  Saturday evening last.. They expect to be  away from the city for some months and  intend to take in the Okanagan country before returning:.  Charles F. Caldwell, a mining operator  of Kaslo, came In Friday from Spokane.  It. is his intention to commence work on  the Pontine, and'Tecumseh mines at the  head of Woodbury creek this spring. The  property, is finely equipped, having assay  oflice, etc. Quite a quantity of high grade  ore has already been shipped from these  claims.  The customs returns for the last month,  \i-hen compared with tnat of the same  month a year, ago aro very encouraging,  showing a gratifying increase in the volume of business. The amount of duties collected was $21,750.92. The value of the imports were, free, $13,115; dutiable, $7U,229;  representing a total of $89,344. In the same  month of the previous year the amount of  goods passing through the customs was  $51,898,. being an increase for the present  year of $37,446. .   '     ���  The only case before magistrate Crease on  Saturday was that of a man named Edward Moore, who had been brought into tne  city on the previous evening by constable  AVilson of Kuskonook, being reported of  unsound mind. Magistrate Crease remanded  him until he had undergone a medical examination, which was undertaken by Drs.  LaBau and Hawkey. On their report being presented he made an order that Moore  should be removed to tho New Westminster  insane asylum. Constable Young left with  Moore on Saturday evening.  There is one man in Nelson who apparently knows when he is well .off. A man by the  name of Morga.n is at the present time in  the provincial jail undergoing a four  months' penalty for theft. On Tuesday his  sentence expired, owing to the fact that  he had been under. good behaviour he  decreased his term of Imprisonment bv  twenty days. When the time came for his  release he flatly refused to leave the jail  until he had completed his full term, claiming that they had no right to mitigate his  sentence. Mr. Morgan is a man of over 60  years of age, and has on more than one occasion been the ward of the public.  "A cable was received by AV. AV. Beer  " yesterday from Cape Town, South Africa,  " announcing the birth of a daughter to  " Mrs captain George S. Beer, and both  " mother and baby wero doing well." To  say that tho friends of Mrs. George S. Beer  were Ill-prepared for this paragraph, which  appeared ln Sunday's issue of the Nelson  Miner, is putting the matter mildly. Nor  can it bo said that the paragraph does justice to the cable company's reputation for  dispatch, since the birth . mentioned occurred some two years ago. AVhat the cable  did say, and what Airs. Beer's friends will  be pleased to learn, is that she and her little daughter have arrived safely at Capo  Town and that both aro well.  Owing to the low stage of the water In  the creeks the Duncan United Mines has  been forced to lay off a number of the men  who were engaged in sinking the main  working shaft on the Poorman vein. This  shaft is now down 100 feet, a little more  than one-third of the distance which Is was  the company's intention to sink when work  was begun. The first station has been cut  at 150 feet. The water in the creek has been  rather low for the past two weeks, but  during the recent cold snap the supply became scantier until there was but little  more than enough to run the pumps. As  soon as the weather moderates the supply  will be ample for the compressor, when development will be resumed. About seventeen men were laid off at the mine'yesterday.  Rev. Archdeacon Small celebrated communion at St. Saviour's church vesterdav  morning and preached in the evening. At  Ihe close of the sermon the rector, Rev. H.  F. Graham, referred to the death of J.  Roderick Robertson, nt a time when he was  early in the week it pleased God to remove  swifter than the weaver's shuttle Mr. John  Rodriek Robertson, at a time when he was  far from home. Ho was one of the principal  citizens of our town, the principal citizen.  His funeral was far away, and we were  not permitted to show our sympathy for  his bereaved wife and family. I have  thought it well that at the close of the service tho 'Dead March In Saul" be played,  the congregation remaining standing, to  mark our deep sympathy Cor the bereaved  wife and family. The hymn 'Peace, perfect  Peace' was sung and AV. A. Jowett played  tho dead march. AVhile this effective march  was played- the congregation stood, amid  profound silence, evincing the hold tho late  Mr. Robertson had in the affection and esteem of his fellow citizens.  Teachers Salaries Fixed  The adjourned meeting of the school  board was held on Saturday evening at the  ofllco of F. AV. Swannell. The chief purpose of the meeting was to grade the teachers, and it was the intention of the board I  to have the assistance and advice of principal Sullivan ln the work, but as the principal declines the responsibility, unless it  were absolutely necessary, the board undertook the arrangement themselves.  Some discussion followed before the arrangements were completed,.but finally the  following list was read and adopted: Senior grade, fifth reader���Principal Sullivan,  salary $100 per month; fourth reader���Miss  Scanlan, flrst assistant, salary $75 per  month: third reader���George Clark, second  assistant, salary $70 per month; second  reaaer���Miss Anna MeJ.cou, tourtn "assistant, salary $55 per month; junior grade-  first reader. Miss Rath, fifth assistant, $55;  first and second primer���Mrs. Pearcy, third  assistant, $115; primary teacher, Miss Thorn,  salary $70.  The above salaries have been reduced  from the original estimates, but it was  agreed that the principal's salary should  be Increased to $110 per month for the last  half of the year.  The question of insurance on the new  high school was discussed, and it was finally that the local fire insurance companies  should give their rates, and divide the insurance amongst those whose applications  were received.  The only other matter which came up for  consideration was an arrangement whereby each teacher should be required to render a monthly report of absentees, with  reasons, and also a report of the attendance at the end of each month.  Activity in McGuigan Basin  More men are now at work in what is  known as the McGuigan basin, in the Slocan, than at any previous time in the history of the camp. The surface equipment  of the Rambler-Cariboo is also as complete  as any mining plant in Canada. Although  the concentrator Is finished it will not be  started until spring. J. L. Retallack is making a valuable mine out of the AA'ashlngton,  working sixteen men and shipping.  The Dardanelles has been started again,  and crews are working on the Surprise, Red  Fox and Soho. The Greenough brothers of  Sandon are driving the long tunnel on the  Antolne, and are in over 1100 feet. J. AV.  Power has thirty-two horses continually at  work bringing down ore and carrying up  supplies. More ore is shipped from, and  more supplies unloaded at McGuigan station,  so  it is cliamed,  than  at  any other  J. D. Moore, superintendent of roads and  bridges in the Slocan riding, was in the  city on Saturday. He states a foot bridge  will be built across the Kaslo river soon  to-accommodate the prospectors who have  claims at the head of Kemp creek.  Storms in New York State  ��� UTICA, New York, February 2.���With the  thermometer averaging 25 degrees below  zero, the worst storm of the season is raging in this section tonight, assuming the  proportions of a blizzard. Heavy snow fell  all day, until all the ���: roads are badly  drifted. Telegraph and telephone,, and police and fire wires are out of business, and  cars on the electric roads have had a hard  time of it. On the steam roads all trains are  delayed.  ELM1RA, New York, February 2.���A severe storm of rain and snow prevailed here  nearly all day: Tonight there Is a fierce  gale and considerable damage to the telephone and electric light wiring has resulted. There is a decided drop in the temperature.  . ROCHESTER February 2.���The storm  here which began early- this morning is  still raging. All street car traffic is practically suspended. Now York Central trains  are from two to five hours late, and some  of the passenger trains-on the other roads  are lost In tho storm. . ,   -   ���  OSAVEGO, New York, February 2.���A  fierce storm is raging in this section tonight. Telegraph and telephone,wires have  been badly damaged and railroad traffic is  delayed.  Bought a Lime Quarry  VANCOUVER February 2.���The Marble  Bay copper-gold mine and the lime quarries  on Texada Island, British Columbia, owned  by J. J. Palmer of Toronto and the Christie  estate, were sold today, to a syndicate of  American capitalists. The sale price was  $200,000. The flrst payment, amounting ..to  $40,000, was made today tvnen the new owners took possession. Prominent among the  buying syndicate are Henry Hewitt, Jr., of  Tacoma, and colonel C.--W. Thompson and  A. J. Hay ward of Seattle. The new company has also seour.d control of large coal  and coking properties on the coast. Shipments of lime from the Marble Bay quarries are made at present.at the rate of 4000  tons per month, principally to the Pacific  Coast states and Honolulu.  Big Concert Receipts  CHICAGO, February 2.���When Jan Kube-  llk draws his bow across his violin this afternoon he will be richer by nearly $22,000  for his four concerts in Chicago, and records of the Auditorium theater will be  broken. The Bohemian violinist declares  Chicago the best city he has ever visited.  His heart is set on making his fortune In  the next few years and returning to his native land. ^He has long planned to establish  some sort of ah institution in which the  struggling musician will be encouraged,  and he said Chicago had helped him more  In this plan than any other city he had  played in. After the concert tonight he  leaves for Toronto, and then returns to the  Atlantic coast.  AT THE HOTELS,  TREMONT���J. D. Kemper, Ymir.  BARTLETT ��� A. Wells, Ymir; George  Jones, Snokane.  MADDl'J.N'-John White, Sandon; Andrew  Wallace, Spokane.  PHAIR���George Rogers, Denver, Colorado! Mrs. AV. D. Moore, Houghton, Michigan.  HUME-J. AV. Walling, Butte, Montana;  Charles C. Berryman, Spokane; George  Rhodes, Greenwood; AV. H. S. Peard, Medicine Hat.  GRAND CENTRAL ��� AV. H. Prest, Sandon; John Haggerty and F. H. Haggerty,  Ymlr; John Carlson, Elko; J. H. AVhite,  Kaslo; John Hastings, Blairmore; Hamilton Wigler, John Quail and P. S. Ransom,  Eklo.  QUEEN'S���O. B. Apploton and O. Apple-  ton,  Eight-mile point;  A.  F.  McCully and  A COMPLETE LINE OF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  local and oo_st.  Flooring  local and coast.  Newel Posts  Stair Rail  Mouldings  Shingles  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  of all kinds  UT 'WHAl' YOC WANT IB NOT IN STOCK  WB WILT, _MKE IX FOB TOU  CALL AND GET PRICKS.  ���f%p9999999999999999999999999999999999999'9'0f:  mf  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  H. BYERS & CO.  ESTABLISHED 1892  4  .&  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  STORES AT  * NELSON, B. C. KASLO, B. C. SANDON, B. C.  ���_�������������_��:_��: __^ _��&&_��-��&_��&&&&&&&3^-&C;&&&&__;&&&^&&&&__.&^  '"^^T.^.'C-B^^-^'^-^-'K-C-^-'K''^^-'''^'^''^''''^*'^'^^  %  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  &  />g&&&&&&&*-&&$&-*.3.3.  if  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  To Save Money  Buy shoes now. Enormous reductions made this month to clear out the odds  and ends. All felt goods below cost. See our special bargains on Side Tables  Manitobas, Arctics, Cardigans and Leggings at Cost. One Hundred pairs of  Mens' Fine Shoes regular $4, $5, and $6. all Genuine Goodyear Welts. Tour  choice for $3.  Royal Shoe Store  L. A. GODBOLT, Prop.  THOS. LILLIE, Manager  -S^_s_a_B_s_B_a_s*^i iss_��_a  ^09^-00^)  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  wife, Grand Forks;*R.'j. Stevenson, Kaslo;  Mr. and Mrs. Bmun, 1'mir; _'. Mci_eoti,  Ymir; Edward C. Smith, Fort Steele; Fred  Stark, Fernie; J. Main, Vancouver; Robert  Jones, Moosejaw, W. J. Elliott, Vance; F.  R. Newman, Trail.  THE   BIG  Schooner  BEER OR HALF-AND-HALF  laughtering    Sale  lOe  THE ONLY GOOD BEER  IN  NELSON  For the next thirty days I will give  a great slaughtering sale on all lines m  stock consisting of boy's ' and men's  clothing, furnishings, hats and caps, and  boots and shoes. In order to make room  for spring stock I must slaughter some  of my present stock and also to give my  many customers the benefit thereof.  Now is the chance to partake of some  of tho 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  J. A. Sayward  HALL AKP LAKK 8TB__T6. Wi-BOS  Corner Silica and  Stanley  Sts.  E. J. CURRAN, Proprietor.  NOTIOE.  Notice 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 the expiration of  thirty days from tho date hereof, for a  transfer ot tho retail liquor lleenso now  held by mo for the "Grand Hotel," situate  on Vernon street ln tho City of Nelson, on  tha east half of lot 4, block 2, sub-division  ot lot 95, group 1, West Kootenay district,  to John Biomberg-of the City of Nelson.  GUS  NELSON.  Witness; A. BENSON.  Dated thla second day of January, 1902.  NO-1-!0-5- ~  IN THE SUPREME COURT OF BRITISH  COLUMBIA.  In tho matter of the Winding Up Act,  Chapter 123 of the revised statutes of  Canada and amending acts, and in the  matter of tho Athabasca Gold Mine, Limited.  Notico la hereby given that tho honorable  the chief justice has fixed Friday the 17th  day of January, 1902, at the hour of II  o'clock In the forenoon at the Law Courts,  New Westminster, British Columbia, as  the time and place for tho appointment of  an official liquidator of the above named  company. J.   J.   CAMBRIDGE,  District Registrar.  QERTIHOATE OF IMPBOVEMENTB  Notice*. Ray of Hope mineral claim, situate in the Nelson mining division of  West Kootenay district, located on Duhamel (Six-mile) creek. Take notico that I,  Charles AV. Busk, free miners' certificate  No. 50,825, as agent for W. J. Goepel, free  miners' certiflcato No.' 50,500 John Paterson, free miners' certificate No. 50,727, and  self, intend sixty days from tho dato hereof to apply to the mining recorder for a  certiflcato of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the  above claim. And further take notice that  action under Section 37 must be commenced  before the issuance ot such certificate of  Improvement-.  CHARLES.W. BUSK.  Dated this second day of January, A. D.  1902. '     LOST  LOST���AT ERIE, B. C, ON SATURDAY,  January ISth, two checks on the Canadian  Bank of Commerce, Nelson, one No. 1308,  for $58 payable to AVilliam Harper; and one  No. 1330, for $65.50, payable to H. Mcintosh.  Suitable reward will be given for the recovery of the same. Address David Murphy,  Erie, B. C.  BISCUITS  CHRISTIE'S CREAM SODAS. CHRISTIE'S WATER ICE   WAFERS  Also all kinds of Sweet Biscuits fresh from the factory.  BLUE   RIBBON   TEA.  "gSBTlB1��*k J- A. IRVING & CO.  wmw  AND  INSURANCE BROKERS  Agents for Trout Lake Addition  (Bogustown) Fairview Addition.  Acreage property adjoining the park  And J. & J. Taylor safes.  These safes can be bought from us ot  two year's time without lnteiest.  Ward Bros.  833 West Baker Street, Nelson,  NOTICE  To the Public and Union Men:  Tho Trades and Labor Council of tho 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 HOTEL  CLARKE HOTEL  TREMONT HOTEL  MADDEN HOTEL  SHERBROOKE HOTEL  GRAND CENTRAL HOTEL  LAKE VIEW HOTEL  ROSSLAND HOTEL  GRAND HOTEL  KLONDIKE HOTEL  JOHN SPEAR  MANHATTAN SALOON  BODEGA SALOON  GLUE POT SALOON  IMPERIAL RESTAURANT  KOOTENAY HOTEL  IMPERIAL SALOON  WAVERLEY HOTEL  ATHABASCA SALOON  ROYAL HOTEL  GOAL  "FOR���  DOMESTIC  OR  STEAM  USE  General Agency, Telephone 265.  W. P. TIERNEY  BAKER  STREET,  NELSON.  Tk__i> noNB 145  ORDER YOUR  TKLErao***- 2i  COAL  FROM  NELSON FREIGHTING AND TRANSFER COL  ANTHRACITE A.KD ROSLYN  ALWAYS ON HAND  Offlce: Baker Street,  WEST TRANSFER GO.  N. T. MACLEOD, Manager.  NOTIOE OP MEETING  The annual meeting of the Cooks' and  Waiters' Union, No. 141, Western Labor  Union, will be hold Sunday, January 2Gth,-  at 8 o'clock sharp, for the purpose of electing officers for the ensuing term. All members are requested to attend.  H   M.  FORTIER, Finance Secretary.  A. B. SLOAN, President.  NOTIOE.  Your patronage and influence 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.  Teaming and Transfer Work of  all kinds.  Agenta for Hard and Soft Coal. Imperial  Oil Company. Washington Brick, Lime &  Manufacturing Company. General commercial agents and brokers.  All coal and wood strictly cash on delivery.    OFFICE 184 BAKER STREET  TELEPHONE   147.  Private Tuition  Students prepared for departmental and  other examinations.  Commercial work a specialty.  I. C. SLATER,  Fourth door above City Hall.


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