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 ESABLISHED  1892  THURSDAY  MORNlKGr,  JANUARY 30,  1902  WEEKLY EDITION  SCHLEY'S APPEAL  PUBLISHED BY THE NAVY  DEPARTMENT  that if "this testimony was all false they  should so have announced, and if all  or any part of it was true, the said applicant was entitled to the benefit of it,  and by declining to consider or pass  upon it, they have deprived him of his  common law and constitutional rights."  GROUNDS UPON WHICH THE APPELLANT ASKS FOR REVERSAL OF COURT'S FINDING  TALK ON CANADA'S FUTURE  WASHINGTON, January 29. ��� The  navy department has made public admiral Schley's appeal, delivered to the  president about a week ago. The departments "comment" will be published  in a day or two.  Admiral Schley appeals to the president,  as the chief executive and commander in chief of the army and navy,  "vested with power to regulate and direct the acts of the several executive officers thereof" and he asks that the president review the findings of the court.  He asks this on three grounds, on each  case basing his appeal on the findings  of admiral Dewey, as opposed to the majority report.    These three grounds are  set out compendously in the "petition"  which   fills  about  eight  printed   pages  of.a pamphlet and is signed by admiral  Schley and Messrs, Rayner, Parker and  Teague, of his counsel.   Attached to the  petition are the three exhibits "A," "B"  and "C," each made up of copies of extracts from the testimony made by the  court of inquiry and intended to confirm  the   statements   of  fact   made   in   the  petition itself.    In this latter document  the first ground of appeal is the holding  of secretary Long in his endorsement of  the court findings that "the conduct oi  the court in making no finding, and rendering no  opinion   on   these   questions  (that of command and credit for the victory) is approved���indeed, it could, with  propriety,   take   no  other  course,   evidence on these questions during the inquiry * haying   been   excluded   by   the  court."  o    On this point the petition says that  the secretary of the navy was in error  in stating that the court excluded testimony to show that,   as   Dewey   said,  Schley was the senior officer of the battle  of  Santiago,  was  in absolute command and entitled to the. credit due Jo,-j  the victory which resulted in the total  destruction of the Spanish, ships.  The petitioner asks the president tc  annul secretary Long's endorsement or  that point, and that to specifically ap-  . prove admiral Dewey's statement, declaring that Schley was in command  He says that only in this way can exact  justice be done to him under the precept.  The second ground relates to the alleged withdrawal of the squadron at  night from Santiago Bay, and the character of the blockade and the propriety  of commodore Schley's conduct in the  "premises. This was one of the points:  upon which admiral Dewey'*specifically  dissented.  The petition recites that findings 01  the court to the effect that the flying  squadron did not withdraw at night,  and declares that, by this statement  the court obviated the necessity of expressing its opinion as to whether 01  not a close or adequate blockade was*  established and the propriety of com-,  modoi-e Schley's conduct in the prem-  =ises.���=It=-is--declared���that_=under__this.  specification���the eighth���more than a  majority of all the witnesses were examined and about one third of the  whole period of the inquiry was consumed in its consideration, yet "notwithstanding the facts herein set forth,  all of which appear upon the record of  the said court, the concuring members,  thereof have failed utterly and entirely  to discharge the most, important duty  imposed upon them by the terms of the  said specification, which duty was to  report their opinion upon the questions  of whether or not a close or adequate  blockade of said harbor to prevent the  escape of the enemy's vessels therefrom,  was established and the propriety of  commodore Schley's conduct in the  premises." Therefore admiral Schley  asks the president to annul the secretary's endorsement wnich "makes valid  the failure of the majority member?  thereof to report their opinion upon that  portion of the said eighth specification."  And it is also said that there be substituted therefore admiral Dewey's holding that "the blockade of Santiago was  effective." Otherwise, the petitioner declares that he will be without a finding  or opinion upon one of the most important specifications.  The third ground recites admiral  Dewey's opinion, to the effect that the  passage from Key West to Cienfuegop  was made by the flying squadron with  all "possible dispatch, having in view the  importance of arriving off Cienfuegos  with sufficient coal, that "the delay permitted him to get information and finally  that the passage from Cienfegos to n  point off Santiago was made with as-  much dispatch as possible, while keeping the squadron a unit. The petition  declares that this opinion is the only  cne justified by the evidence and factr  before the court and it is asked that tlK  secretary's approval of the majority  findings be set aside and annulled, ir-  each instance where it is at varianc  with admiral Dewey's opinion and thai  the latter's opinion should be approved  for the reasons thereto set out in the  bill of exceptions, filed with the secretary of the navy.  Finally, it is reiterated that the majority rejection of Schley's testimony  and that of his witnesses, though he  was on the stand for many hours and  subjected to the most searching examination "by doing so they have perverted  the ends of justice."   It is finally stated  A Stoat Imperialist  TORONTO,   January    z..���Honorable  George E. Foster delivered an address  on imperialism last night:   He held that  the   best  the   future  held  for  Canada  was  national- life  in  conjunction  with  the  old   country   that   gave  her  birth.  Some people, he said, seemed afraid of  the word imperialism, but there was no  reason why under true imperialism Canada   should   not  hold   all   her   present  power, and at the same time be a closer  component and   integral   part   of   the  British empire around the world. , The  two great reasons why imperialism was  a growing power were sentiment from  within and pressure, from without.   The  power from within was. a strong loyal  feeling to institutions, form of government and general lines progress and civilization typified by-the mother country.  The outward pressure was the hostile  sentiment   with   which   almost   every  country  in  the world  regarded   Great  Britain.  lines west of Chicago have designated  certain representatives to constitute a  standing committee whose duty it shall  be to meet at least every Tuesday and,  when necessary, oftener, with a view to  considering the situation.  The committee .which will take the  place of the recent four terminal point  committees is composed of the following  officials: J. N. Johnson, third vice president of the Rock Island; A. C. Bird,  third vice president of the St. Paul; H.  R. McCulloch, third vice president of  the Northwestern; Durias Miller, first  vice president of the Burlington; Paul  Morton, second vice president of the  Sante Fe, and S. M. Felton, president of  the Alton.  In pusuance of the "general announcement" of all lines to make only open,  published rates, the Western Trunk line  commission has issued a joint through  freight tariff embodying the cut rates  which have pertained to the products  mentioned since June 30th., 1901.  The new tariff bears the signatures  of the general freight agents of 23 lines  west of Chicago and is a cut of about  10 per cent on former published tariffs  on packing house products and dressed  meats from Kansas City, Omaha, South  Omaha, Council Bluffs and Sioux City  for the middle states and the seaboard  territory.  TWENTY MILLION  INCREASE TO BE MADE IN  C. P. R. CAPITAL  FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGREES  TO IT BUT THE STOCK MUST  BRING FADE VALUE  Fishermen Opposed to Traps  VICTORIA, January 29.���[Special to  The Tribune.]���The fishermen today  presented their memorial to the commission which was the closing evidence  before professor Prince and his associates. They asked that no changes  should be made in the present weekly  closed season, that purse, seine and drag  nets licenses be issued only to bona fide  white fishermen and Indians; that no  licenses be issued to canners; that there  be no limit to sea fishing nets; and that  no trap licenses of any kind be granted  to any one or introduced by the government. The last mentioned recommendation covers the point of particular  difference between canners and fishermen occurred.  A dispatch from London today says  the Red Rock was quoted at fifty per  cent for reinsurance, but no writing.  The inactivity of the reinsurance mai'-  ket is caused' by the many recent disasters, including the losses of the Condor, Mattewan and other vessels.   -.  Considering Holland's; Note^j,^;  LONDON, January 29.���In the course  of today's debate in the house of commons, A. J. Balfour, the government  leader, intimated that a redistribution  of seats bill, "remedying the flagrant  anomolies now existing," would be introduced during the sessions of the  present parliament. The premier, lord  Salisbury, and the minister of foreign  affairs, lord Lansdowne, took the unusual course of visiting the house of  commons this afternoon. They held  private consultations with their ministerial colleagues in the committee room.  The incident aroused considerable interest in the lobby, where the visit was  connected with the note of the Dutch  government on the subject of peace in  South Africa.  Charged With Bribery  ST. LOUIS, January 29.���Bench warrants have been served on Emil A. Mey-  sonburg, a member of the city council;  Charles Kratz, ex-member of the city  council, and John "K. Murrell, ex-member of the house of delegates, in connection with an alleged bribery case in  which the Suburban City Railway Company plays an important part. About  two years, it is alleged, $135,000 was de-  ���posited in a safe deposit box by the  Suburban Railway Company, $75,000 of  which was to be paid to the house of  delegates and $60,000 to the city council  in case of a bill for the extension of  the Suburban railway franchise was  passed and became a law. The council  passed the measure, but a writ of prohibition from the supreme court stopped it in the house. As there were .two  keys, it is said, to the safety box���one  held by the railway company and one  held by the political committee���no one*  has been able to get the money. Mr...  Murrell and Mr. Meysonburge were arrested and gave bond in- the sum of  $5000, and were released. ^   ���: ���    ^-/   !'"  The Stone Incident  WASHINGTON, January 29. ��� The  state department is disposed to attribute  the failure of the negotiations looking  to the-release-of-Miss-Stone-to-the-news-  papers. The recent arrangements for her  release have completely miscarried, a  body of Turkish troops guided, it is  stated, by the finger of the press; have  appeared near the scene arranged for  the surrender and caused the captors  to seek cover.  LONDON, January 29.���The Sofia correspondent of the Times, wiring under  date of January 29, says: "It is reported that Miss Stone and Mme. Tsilka  were liberated this morning on Turkish  territory."  Little Rock Hit Hard  LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, January  29.���The heaviest loss ever sustained in  Little Rock from a like cause is the result of a terrible storm of sleet and cold  rain which has prevailed here for the  past three days, culminating last night.  The business section of the city is a  scene of desolation, and business men  on every hand are mourning losses  that cannot be recovered by insurance.  The estimated damage will exceed $400,-  000, including loss to business. In many  instances the loss has not yet attained  its height, and continued damage will  occur where the accumulated snow and  sleet is not removed.  The Censor iniManila        *  WASHINGTON, Janua_-y}29-���For an  hour today the senate had uM^^  _ioristti- questi-^  of press dispatches exists in Manila.  While no such turbulent scenes as yesterday's were enacted, the debate, for a  time was very spirited. The secretary  of war was quoted as saying that no  press censorship.now existed in the Philippines, and a letter from general  Greely, chief signal officer of the army,  was presented by.Mr. Beveridge of Indiana, making his statement. officially  that there was no censorship of press  dispatches, and that "the press is entirely free." It was contended by the  opposition that a press censorship did  exist in the Philippines and that copies  of every news dispatch sent was filed  with tho cable company which was filed  with the military authorities, and that  it constituted a virtual censorship.  Met a Terrible Death  SEATTLE, January _9.���A. Fraser, a  Northern Pacific section hand, met a  horrible death near Leary Sunday night.  "While^wallring-along^the^track^some  two miles south of town he fell partly  through a cattle guard and was unable  to extracate himself. A freight train  struck him without the engineer seeing  him and caught the body on the wheels  of the engine, where portions of it were  carried for seven miles, along the whole  of which distance the snow was splattered with blood and scraps of flesh and  clothing. The body was gathered up  and brought to this city. Nothing is  known of the man's condition or antecedents.  Victims of Peculiar Accident  NEW YORK, January 29.���Fire captains William Clark and Charles Aut-  enreith, and four of their men, were  blown down a stairway on Cortlandt  street tonight, where they were fighting  a fire. The flames were on the third  floor, and the firemen were caught in a  back draught of flame which sent them  tumbling backward to the second floor  landing. All were burned and bruised  and were sent to the hospital. The  monetary loss is placed at $10,000.    ,  No More Cut Rates  CHICAGO, January. 29.���Traffic officials of western lines, according to the  Record-Herald, believe that the day for  secret and cut rates on packing house  products and dressed meats has passed,  not to come again. Acting upon the recent agreement of the roads to cease  paying rebates and the assurance by  the packers that they  would not seek  The Storm in Lexington  LEXINGTON, January 29.���Lexington  is in darkness and almost every street  is blocked with fallen trees, telephone  poles and tangled wires. The sleet  which began at midnight continued  without cessation all day ahd this evening the snapping of trees and poles was  like cannonading.  Rather Improbable Story  VIENNA, January 29.���The Neus-  wiener Tageblatt asserts that negotiations are in progress for the sale of the  Philippine island to Germany, and the  visit of prince Henry to the United  States is preliminary to the announcement of this sale.  Pension for a Veteran  WASHINGTON, January 29. ��� The  house committee on pensions today reported favorably a bill granting a pension of $25 per month to the last surviving soldier of the war of 1812, Hiram Cook, of Oneida, New York, aged  102 years.  Will Meet in St. Louis  NEW LONDON, Connecticut, January  29.���Austin Rice and Kid Broad have  been matched to box 20. rounds before  the West End club of St. Louis, on February 10th." The weight agreed upon is  12. pounds.  Died in Portland  PORTLAND, January 30.���Honorable  Moody Brock Lovell, M. P., of the province   of   Quebec,   died   here   tonight,  while the guest of relatives.   The body  preferential rates, the presidents of the | will be sent to Coaticooke, Qnebec.  OTTAWA, January 29.���In view of the  extraordinary rapid growth of the Canadian northwest in the recent years  culminating in the harvest of 1901 which  yielded over 60,009,000 bushels for export, the public wHL be quite prepared  to learn that theipresident of the Canadian Pacific railway has asked the Dominion government to approve of a resolution authorizing the board of directors, with the sanction of the shareholders to increase-Hhe capital stock of  that company to the extent of $20,000,-  000 for the purpose of enabling it to  build new locomotives and cars, lay  heavier rails, arrange in due course for  the double-tracking of certain sections  and provide such other improvements  as may be found necessary to cope with  the large increase .in traffic which has  already taken place, as well as with the  still greater increase confidently looked  for in the immediate future. * The  amounts applied to: each of these deT  partments follows:'  For new rolling stock, $9,000,000.  Double-tracking,: $6;000,000.  New plants for construction of rolling stock, chiefly at "Montreal, ,$1,500,-  000.    \  New  elevators,  improvement of terminals, $3,000,000.  Miscellaneous improvements, $500,000.  Total, $20,000,000.  The government on its part has been  quite willing to approve of the issue  of the stock. It is clear to the ministers, as to every one with a knowledge of the Northwest, that the constantly ; growing business of the Canadian Pacific requires an increased outlay of capital account, otherwise the  interests of all concerned, of the farmers  and merchants, no less-than of the company itself,; must suffer from congestion  ^ofidraffici and from the impossibility: of  meeting the requirements of "the multitude of new settlers going in every year  chieflyfromthe' western; states.  This, it is believed,;"ls the first time  in the history of Canada that a Canadian railway has been financially strong  enough to raise additional capital by  selling its common stock. But to ensure that every dollar of the stock_is-  sued shall be represented by a dollar  in cash in the- betterment of the railway, the ministers have stipulated that  none of the stock shall be sold below  par.  To further safeguard the public interests, the ministers have asked the  company to agree, and the company has  agreed, that in calculating the 10 per  cent which, by the terms of its original  contract with the crown, must be earned  by the railway upon the amount of its  actual cash cost before parliament of  the governor-in*-council can interfere  with its tolls, this new stock and proceeds of it shall not be included in the  actual cash cost of the railway. Consequently although a much^ greater  earning power will be obtained by the  company by means of this additional  capital, the amount upon which the percentage is to be calculated before the  tolls become subject.to direct supervision by the government is left as it is at  present. In reality, therefore, the ministers are by this provision hastening  the time when they shall have the right  to interfere and reduce the tolls of the  company if found to be unreasonable.  The position of the people of the Northwest and the Dominion at large relatively to the rates of the Canadian Pacific and their control by the people's  representatives is thus very greatly  improved.  Again, ever since tho original contract was made with the company  twenty years ago, questions have been  arising in parliament as to the proper  construction to be placed upon the  section just spoken of, excluding the  right of parliament and of the governor-  in-counc'il to interfere with the tolls  until 10 per cent has been earned upon  the cash cost of the road. Having in  view the large growth of traffic upon the  company's lines, with the corresponding  growth of net earnings, and the probability that both will continue to grow  at a constant accelerated rate, it is obvious that the time i_ opportune for  determining the exact meaning of that  section. Accordingly the government  and the company have agreed to submit  a friendly reference to the supreme  court of Canada, or, if necessary, to  the judicial committee of the privy  council in order that an authoritative  interpretation may be obtained without  further delay. Here, again, it will be  seen, the position of the country with  respect to the C. P. R. and government  control of its rates in the near future  has been distinctly improved.  The expenditure within Canada during the next three or four years of  twenty millions, raised n Europe and  the United States, will of course benefit all. The plants of the company at  Montreal for building cars and locomotives are to be enlarged at once.  Something like 5000 men will be employed in the shops there. Last fall,  although orders had been placed in the  United States, as well as in Canada, the  company found it impossible to procure  a sufficient supply of new rolling stock  to meet the unexpected requirements of  the Northwest harvest, which, owing to  wet weather,   did   not  begin  to  move  until later than usual.   Hereafter, with  these new facilities for manufacturing  rolling stock, the company will be in a  position to provide an adequate supply  for any emergency in the shape of a  bumper crop that may arise, and Canadian labor will profit by the construction  being  confined   to  Canada.    The  double tracking of portions of the road  will be an undertaking of considerable  magnitude, notably on the portion of the  line between Winnipeg and  Fort William, but the company in its own interest will make haste to complete it,  and here, too, the large expenditure involved will benefit Canadian interests.  It is confidently believed that the arrangements   here   outlined   will   meet  with the public approval.    If the em-  ploymentoof additional capital will be  advantageous to the C.P.R., the country  as a  whole,   though   more   paticularly  the   Northwest,   will   profit   indirectly,  whilst the importance of the conditions  attached to the issue of the stock can  hardly be over estimated from a public  point of view.  New York's Big Banquet  NEW YORK, January 29.���The annual  banquet of the New York board of  trade and transportation was held tonight in the ball room of the Waldorf-  Astoria hotel. The function this year  has a double object in view: First, to  do honor to the memory of William McKinley; secondlyto encourage the closer  union of capital 'and labor. Among the  guests were two former members of  president McKinley's cabinet, Charles  Emery Smith, ex-postmaster-general,  and John W. Griggs, ex-attorney-general. Then there was United States  senator Hanna, colonel Myron T. Her-  rick and Charles A. Moore, all close  personal ��� friends of Mr. McKinley, Oscar S. Straus, president of the board of  trade and transportation, was chairman.  The menu crd bore a figure of "Commerce" beckoning, and figures of the  employer and the employee clasping  hands. The souvenir consisted of- a  papier mache weighing scale, on one side  of which was an anvil with sledge and  angle resting against it, while the other  side was a bag labelled $1,000,000.  The first toast was "The President of  the United States" drunk standing and  in silence. "William McKinley and his  Policies" was the first toast to be responded to, and former postmaster-general Charles Emery Smith was the  speaker. Mr. Smith in^ the courser of  his speech, which was a1 tribute to the  late president McKinley, said: He  was called to great deeds and he rose  to the'full height of .opportunity. He  ruled iri^dhe" of 'three distinctive epochs  in the development of the republic, and  he dominated his era as Washington  and Lincoln dominated theirs. If we  believed 'that a divine hand picked and  fitted them for their great work in the  revolution of the American union, the  guidance of an over ruling providence  is no less plainly stamped on the life  and the mission of William McKinley.  First of all, "a man of the people, and  preeminent in understanding their temper, he was the incarnate and refined,  genius of the popular will. No less a  leader of leaders, he was equally skil-  full in swaying the councils and shaping the action of political chieftains.  He moved amid mighty events in a  creative and convulsive period and he  left his deep and beneficial impress on  the nation's history and the world's  progress."  Want to Become Americans  NEW YORK, January 29.���A special  correspondent of the Tribune at St.  =ThTmluir^riwriI���sWds^thi^  in connection with the reported transfer  of the islands to the United States:  What puzzles the average Danish West  Indian more than anything else is the  impression, which seems to have gained  ground in America and elsewhere, that  he objects to the transfer of these islands and that a plebiscite is necessary.  Apart from the fact that there are so  many different nationalities in the Danish West Indies that it would be a matter of great difficulty to arrive at a just  conclusion in case of a plebiscite, and  if it were possible to take a vote, under  such circumstances, it would be in favor  of the transfer.  There may have been a feeling  against it some time ago among a few  of the natives owing to senttmeni nnd  partly to the statements made by the  antisale party about the miserable condition of Poro Rico under American  rule. Now that the truth has come to  light about that island, and every mail  brings further reports of its progress,  once again, as in 1S67, our people are  looking forward to the change, believing  that there can be nothing save prosperity for these islands should it take  place.  Arrested for Brown's Murder  ROCHESTER, January 29. ���John  Tracy, a hostler agea 28 years, was  taken into custody late yesterday afternoon on State street, in this city, charged with the murder of jeweler Bela E.  Brown, who was brutally robbed and  murdered one week ago last Sunday.  The prisoner immediately upon his apprehension was taken to the police headquarters, and for tho past six hours has  been subject to the most rigid examination, which was followed at 1 o'clock  '.his morning by his formal arrest, charged with murder in the first degree.  sights in 'he world���a Viennese ball. Mr.  Schwab made a record and astonished people here by ordering: a special train to take  him to Budapest. So enthusiastic wero the  Hungarians over bis large handedness and  enterprise in the matter that they mot him  with cries as lie arrived and departed of  "BIJen. Schwab," the flrst word, it may be  explained, meanln**; "bravo."  IMPERIAL  REASONS   ONLY  Renewal of the Modus Vivendi  ST. JOHNS, Newfoundland, January 29.���  The colonial government has undertaken  to renew for the present year the French  shore modus vlvendi, which expired the  31st of last December. Air. Chamberlain,  the British colonial secretary, wired the  colonial government a request for this action last Saturday, urging his desire to dispose of tlie Boer war before reviving negotiations with France respecting the Newfoundland shore. The colonial cabinet In  acquiescing to Mr. Chamberlain's request  recorded the fact that it was done as the  colonies contribution towards the solution  of the imperial problems in South Africa.  Newfoundland being unable to send men  there took this means of testifying her  co-operation in the imperial policy, and is  confident that the redress of her grievances  will be the next undertaken. It Is generally  understood that this is the last time that  this measure will be renewed, and that it  is only done for the foregoing reason.  Seven Italians Injured  BOSTON, January 29.���The fire in the  Italian lodging house on Fleet street today,  which flashed forth as if fed by gunpowder  and swept through the structure in a few  minutes, caused the death of-. nine persons,  while four others were injured by leaping  from windows. The victims were all Italians. The financial loss was only a few  hundred dollars. Of the injured persons, Including two men and two women who were  taken to the Massachusetts general hospital, one man died this afternoon. The  women are suffering from fractured thighs,  the surviving man from burns. The man  who died was terribly burned and he suffered terribly from the effects of inhaling  smoke.  HOLLAND'S OFFEB  WILL TREAT WITH BOERS  FOR PEACE  SIMPLY ASKS FOR SAFE CONDUCT  OF ITS EMISSARIES IN  SOUTH AFRICA  McKinley's Birthday  NEW YORK, January 29.���Exercises in  observance of the birth of the late William  McKinley were held in all the public  schools today. Flags were floated on all  public buildings and several meetings were  set for today, including one of the board  of aldermen, were adjourned as a mark of  respect to the late president's memory.  .CHICAGO, January 29.���Chicagoans of all  tanks and stations honored the name oi  AVilliam McKinley today, the anniversary  of his birth. Flags throughout the city  were at half-mast and memorial services  were held in many churches, schools and  G. A. R. camiis.  "Another Link in Combination  CHICAGO, January 29.���The management  of the Northwestern road has determined  to adopt the standard code of railways signals for its entire system. The code, which  is being put in is-known as the1 American  Railroad Association code, and one of its  objects Is to eliminate the color red except  to indicate danger. In adopting a standard  code of signals the American Railroad Association had in view, among other things,  making it possible for a man to work on  any railroad in the country without tho  .necessity of learning new rules when he  Ychanircd his service. ��  THE HAGUE, January .29.���In the first  chamber of the states central today tho  premier. Dr. Kuyper, replying to a question  on the subject, confirmed the accuracy of  A. J. Balfour's statement in the British  house of commons yesterday, regarding the  Dutch government's offer to help in bringing about peace in South Africa. The premier added that he was prevented by courtesy from disclosing any details concerning  the note, so long as the British government  had not published Its contents, or until a  reply to It was received. The Boer delegates  disclaim any knowieuge ot tne contents  of the Dutch note to Great Britain.  LONDON, January 29.���The Hague correspondent of the Daily Mail says he ia  able to announce on authority that tho  Dutch note to Great Britain, after rehearsing the earnest concern of that government  at the prolongation of hostilities in South  Africa, offered its good oflices in bringing  them to a close. To this Holland asked,  whether Great Britain would permit a  Dutch commission to proceed to South Africa to enlighten the Boer leaders in the  Held as to the real position of affairs, ana  more especially since it is understood that  there is- not the slightest chance of Intervention on tho part of any European government, and that the prolongation of hostilities is useless. The Dutch government  expressly announces in this note that it  possesses no authorization whatsoever  from the Boer leaders, either in Europe or,  South Africa, to take tnis suggested step,  but that it appeals to Great Britain on the  ground of common humanity, for military;  permission for the Dutch commission to  accomplish its mission of peace. Such permission would bind neither the British government to the discussion of terms, or tho  initiation of any negotiations, nor pledge  the Dutch government for the success o��  its self-imposed task. It is understood that  Great Britain is waitir.g for lord Kitchener's views on this suggestion, and is willing to grant the request for the safe conduct of the Dutch commission, if lord  Kitchener offers- no objections, though it  is not hopeful of any practical result from"  the effort.  Ecbwib is a High Roller  NEW YORK, January 29.���According to  tho correspondent of the Herald the reception of Charles M. Schwab at the Austrian  capital was a splendid affair. The steel  trust's president made a record in getting  an invitation to the court ball. All the invitations had long since ceased and tho  books of the court were closed. Tho answer at first was "Impossible," but that  there I.s no "Impossible" Is shown by the  fact that Mr. and Mrs. Schwab were pro-  sent. Thereby they saw one of the finest  The Casnegie Institute  WASHINGTON, January 29. ��� Andrew  Carnegie and the board of trustees of the  Carnegie institution, the new national university of post graduate studies, which Mr.  Carnegie has founded with an endowment  of $10,000,000, held their first meeting in the  state department today. Mr. Carnegie spent  most of the afternoon in an Informal conference with the trustees. He announced  ills definite purpose to entrust them with  absolute control of the endowment and  stated that he did not wish to influence  their judgment in any way.  Governor Will Not Quit  ST. PAUL, January 29.���Governor Van-  zant today replied to the petition from Minneapolis business men who asked him to  ^ceasc_,his_,nght^on^tbc^so^e-aUed_airaibyayi.  merger. In the letter declining to comply  with the request, the governor quotes the  slate law which prohibits tho consolidation of competing lines ot railway. The so-  called consolidation of the Northern Pacilic  and tho Great Northern is, in his opinion,  clearly a violation of tbe la-.v which he  says it is his sworn duty to enforce.  All Favor the Purchase  WASHINGTON, January 29-The treaty  vlth the government of Denmark for the  cesslon ot the AVest Indies, owned by that  country, to the United Slates today received Its first attention at the hands of  the senate committee on foreign relations.  All tho members of tho committee, Including several Democrats, expressed themselves as of the opinion that the possession  of the Islands would be of advantage to  this country from a strategic point of view.  Nine Hundred Sticks of Dynamite  NEW YORK, January 29.-Mos.-s Epps.  the negro who was in charge of the dynamite at the Fortieth street shaft of the  Rapid Transit tunnel on Monday when the  explosion occurred In whicli there was a  loss of life, was arraigned today charged  with homicide. Epps said there, were twelve  boxes each containing seventy-five sticks of  dynamite tn the dynamite house the day of  the explosion. He said they used 500 sticks  a day and got a fresh supply every day.  Glover Was Lucky  NEAV YORK, January 29.���Simon Glover  of Rochester defeated Dr. J. G. Knowlton  of this citv today by a score of 91 to 91  killed In a 100 live bird match shoot at Interstate park. The match contest took place  during a snowstorm, and as there was no  wind, the birds had all the worst of it.  Knowlton was successful with his first barrel 22 times and Glover 15 times. Knowlton  lost four dead out of bounds and Glover  one.  The Depopulation of France  PARIS, January 29.���The premier, M*  AValdeck Rousseau, presided today at tho ���  opening session of the parliamentary.commission appointed to Investigate the, depopulation of France. In his address tho  premier said the question was one of tho  most vast, and complicated that could bo  conceived. The statistics for the past fifty  years showed that there had been too few  births and too many deaths in France. Tho  government, the premier added, intendedV  to embody the fruits of the commission's  labors In future legislation.  Lake Carriers Association  CLEVELAND, January 29.���At a meeting  of the executive committee of the Lako  Carriers' Association here today, a resolution was adopted inviting all Canadian  r-hip owners to join the organization. Heretofore the membership of the association  has been practically confined to ship owners in this country.  A New English Precedent  LONDON, January 29. ��� Vice - admiral  Henry C. Rawson has been appointed governor of New South AVales. This is the first  timo in history that the government haa  appointed an admiral to a colonial governorship, which had long been a sore point  with the navy.  Large Field for Competitors  NEW YORK, January 29.���It was announced today that seventy-one entries haa  been received for the skating races for tho  amateur championship of the United Statea  and Canada, which arc to be held at Verona  lake on January 31st and February 1st.  Passed His Last Check  NEWTON,   Massachusetts,  January 29 >  Lano B. Schofield, senior member of tho  <irm of Schofleld, AS'leher and Company,  bankers and brokers of Boston, committed  suicide by shooting at his home at New--  tonvillc today.  Ticket Agent Shoots Himself  RAT PORTAGE, January 29.���Georgo M.  Gould, C. P. R. ticket agent shot himseir  in tlio right temple a few minutes before  noon. The bullet lodged in the brain. No  reason can be assigned for the rash act.  lie left three letters addressed to his brother, the station agent and his aflianccd, but  the contents have not yet been made public. Gould wa.s a very popular young man  and was held in high esteem.  Marconi's Wireless Message  FALMOUTH, January 29.���Marconi on  board the American line steamer Philadelphia from New York tor Southampton,  communicated with the Lizard by moans  of the wireless telegraph at 11:15 a. m. today, from a point 100 miles to the westward. Ho said that he hoped to roach  Southampton at 1 o'clock on the morning  of January 3Cth.  Another Dynamite Explosion  HALIFAX, January 2i.~A dispatch _ronJ  New Glasgow says three men, J. AV. Sutherland, William Sutherland and John  Wilkes were killed this afternoon whilo  thawing dynamite at the Marsh mines.  Death of Sister Constance  OMAHA, January 29.���Sister Constanco  Bentivolgll, mother superior of the Omaha  convent of St. Clair, and a relative of pope  Leo, died today at the convent of pneumonia, after two weeks' illness.  Montreal Board of Trade  MONTREAL, January 29.���Alex McF-d  was elected president, Arthur J. Hodgson  first vice-president, G. E. Drummond, second vice-president, and R. Munro treasurec  of the board of trade today.  Brakeman Killed  HALIFAX, January 29.���Charles Green,  52 years old, a brakeman on the Intercolonial railway, was killed at Belmont thl3  morning be being jammed between cnglna  and freieht car.  Returned Without Laurels  PANAMA, January 29.���The Colombian  war vessels returned here yesterday evening after an indecisive engagement with  the revolutionary ships at  Yeguala.  Bank President Dead  TORONTO, January 29.���Harry S. How-  land, president of the Imperial Bank, who  was stricken with paralysis a few days ago,  died last night. Aced seventy.   ��� ���  Elected President  GRINNELL, Iowa, January 29.���Rev,  Daniels Bradley of Grand Rapids, Michigan, has been elected president of the Iowa!  College.  Forty Below  MANIWAKI, Quebec, January 29.���It Wa3  40 below zero here at 0:40 this morning.    ,_, THE NELSON TRIBUNE: THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 30, 1902.   '-'^~*~^'^-*--^-a&mtK-mrm*a^r&Th+i  f*"��� ���~--"-pr--_--1r---*' -.--���-������-^----Cf.J-��--T��-J  ttt-c _���-���r ^asa' T.^ama-c ar-ng-fti-a-tjqy--  It  1  1  1  t  1  I *  I'll  11,  If I  ft  . < ���  R  F  ft  1  Hi  h *  If  ���  ���i-i  'I  I  ji!  lit"!  f  l * ���**���  I $1  I  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  ���_�� _-_______--__ rnf  IN-OKPOKATEO   1G70  HUDSON'SBAY  coiepa i>r^r  DAINTIES IN FINE  GROCERIES  DAINTIES IN   IMPORTED SWEETS  DAINTIES IN FINEST BISCUITS  DAINTIES IN WtNES AND  LIQUORS  DAINTIES  IN  CIGARS  DAINTIES IN EVERYTHING TO EAT AND DRINK  THE BUDSOFS BAY COMPANY  BAKER STREET, NELSON, B. C.  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  WINTER  SPORTIVG  GOODS  We have a full  line of  SNOW SHOES  In the popular  shapes  BEAK PAW  MOUNTAIN  AND  MILITAEY  That will not break  HOCKEY  SLEIGHS and SLEDS that will travel  faster than any others  MORLEY & LAING  BOOKSELLEKS AND STATIONEES  BAI-KK STIU-H.T. NELSON. B. U.  Showrooms Mason & Rif*ch Pianos.  "*���*> _25-���JS' "_S* ^-v ���_�����"***. 'J^* **��*. *_a_  00' &>' 00' 00' 00'  _B* ��� 00' 00 ��� 00  -^.���^9*>'**'j^��  __����������*> ��_���?*��� 00,*. 00.00.  ' 0ml' 00'000 ' ��0  00   00.       ^���VV'"^'^,��k'^''V  ^'^  ^��*e**��-f*��* to #&w&&sm&m&&*  ��lte QErffome  SUBSCRIP-UON RATES.  Daily by mail, one month :...%   BO  Daily by mall, threo months  :... 1 Zo  Daily by mall, "six months  ��.... 2 50  Daily by mail, one year  5 00  Semi-weekly by mail, three montfts ..    50  Semi-weekly by mail,, six months  1 CO  Semi-weekly by mail, ono 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 flrst insertion        1  ��For   each   additional   Insertion,   per  word    ,         %  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.  tbing that enters into the equipment of  the system, which if adhered to Avill  mean steady employment for thousands  of Canadians in the manufacture of rolling stock formerly purchased in tlie  United States.  *  *  NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS  BY  CARRIER.  ���I-M"H-M"M-M"M'  +  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  ���f  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. "  This is certainly  an   age   of  trusts.  During the past few years the concen-  trationists have   invaded   many   fields,  and wonder   has   sometimes   been   expressed as to how   much   further   the  work of consolidation of interests could  be carried. But it is evident that the  end is  not yet, and, if the dispatches  which come from Toronto can be relied  upon, it is not unlikely that the people  of the Dominion  may yet  become  reconciled to seeing the hall mark of the  trust  upon  their religion.    The  same  spirit  of  economy which  has resulted  in the unification, of interest in the commercial and industrial world is now at  Avork   upon   the   problem   of   bringing  about a religious trust.    For years the  advanced thinkers of the several Protestant denominations have been giving  ^th"o^r=hTO_t'i^eWhWir^ttenHonTo   the"  waste of men and money involved in the  conflict of the different shades of Protestantism  to force the propagation  of  their own peculiar brand  of salvation,  but it was only last week that something in the way of a satisfactory solution was arrived at in Toronto.    This  Avill result in representations being made  to   the   church   courts   of  the  different,  denominations at their   next   meetings  suggesting joint action with a view, to  eliminating unnecessary competition in  tlie home and foreign fields, and it is not  unreasonable   to  suppose   that  in   time  the principle will  be amplified so that  two churches will no longer divide the  business of   one,   that   funded   church  debts  and   mortgages  will   become  unknown, and that devot churchmen may  accept   places   upon   church   boards   of  management without the imminent danger of an  early collapse as  the result  or' financial worrv.  The conflict between the federal government and the British Yukon Railway  Company, over the question of freight  and passenger rates, has disclosed the  rather interesting fact that this line of  railway in the far north is probably the  best paying piece of road on the American continent.    This doubtless explains  the readiness of capitalists to embark  their money in the many northern railway schemes which are being projected  at Washington, at Ottawa, and in the  commercial centers of the Pacific coast.  Some of these have for their object the  opening up of the United States' poses-  sions' in Alaska but the greater number  of them aim at reaching out for the profitable trade of   the   Canadian   Yukon.  One harrier,  hoAvever,  remains in  the  way of these northern railroad builders,  and that is the reluctance of the Dominion government, to   authorize  the   construction of any road which is not all  Canadian.    While the wisdom  of this  ' course cannot be questioned, having in  view  the  commercial  interests  of  the  Dominion, it is likely to delay for some  time the prospect of northern railroad  investors earning 20 per cent net upon  their money as the British Yukon shareholders have been doing.    Of this pioneer Alaskan road some 90 miles are in  Canadian territory, and upon the company's own showing, this mileage, the  construction cost of which Avas returned  at $2,936,936, the earnings for the last  fical year, ending June 30th, 1901, Avere  $846,321.    Against  this   total   the company sets out that its operating expenses  were $283,530,  so that  its net earning  upon the Canadian section were $562,-  790.    Of the total earnings the freight  receipts wero $708,532, which was earned  upon  38,208 tons  of freight,  disclosing  the company's charge to average $18.54  per ton.   This is certainly fitting return  for the men who had the pluck to fin-  anceithe^firs-=Tailwayiiin^theinorthrand-  even with the reductions insisted upon  by the federal authorities they will continue to a have a good thing.  REASON WHY BRIGGS MOVED  pany.    One thing led to another.    Mrs.  Pease saw that she could play the thing  to the limit, and George became a veritable beast of burden.   Kerosine oil was  2 cents'1 a gallon cheaper at the big department store than it was at the corner grocery.    Mrs. Pease used kerosine  in the kitchen.   They won't deliver kerosine in the great store's wagon because  it slops on things.   George Briggs carted  the stuff home himself in the  elevated   train.     Once,   going   around   a  curve,   the   can   keeled   over,   the   cork  came out and Geogre's new $S trousers  were a sight,  and  smell  to  boot.    He  put the $S down on the lost side of his  account, and still kept his good nature.  Once George Briggs' conscience troubled him for a month.   He Avas the possessor  of  an  awful  secret,  which  he  felt  was his dutv to share with his fellow  boarders, but which he did not.   Just as  he  Avas  preparing  to   leave  the   office  for   the  day   the   telephone   rang,   and  over the Avire Mrs. Pease spoke to him  pathetically.   There was a bundle at the  department   store   which   should   have  been delivered hours before.    She must  have it   before   dinner.     It   was   very  carefully done up. because she had told  them to Avrap it closely, and it wouldn't  be much bother if good Mr. Briggs would  only call for it and bring it home with  him.    George went   over,   secured   the  package,  which  had  a handle sticking  out of a great   quantity   of   unmarked  paper,  and started  home with  it.    He  boarded an electric car, and to get tho  package out of the way, he stuck it under the seat.    It happened that tne electric "radiator" was on full blast, and  pretty  soon  something sprung  a  leak.  There Avas a grease flood on the floor  and  some  of it   on   another   pair   of  George's trousers.    He grabbed the offending bundle and got off, because the  floor was afloat and the passengers were  wrathy.    George tore the paper off the  package and found that he had a pail  with a leak in it, and a large label Avhich  declared the stuff to be butterine.    He  dropped the Avhole thing in the gutter,  bought five pounds of the best creamery  at a grocery,  had -ft- Avrapped ,up carefully, went home,, gave it to the landlady and never said a word.  George Briggs Avent on his way for a  long while. He knew that his fellow-  boarders considered him a fool, and at  times the satisfaction that he believed  a man should feel because he does things  for others was as great as he thought  it-should be. One night two weeks ago  George Briggs went home late. It was  just one o'clock when he turned into  bed. Not five minutes later there was  a rap at his door, and the pleading  voice of the widow Pease was heard:  "Oh, Mr. Briggs! I hate to disturb  you; but I've- got to on an errand of  life or death. Won't you please dress  and go with me?"  There was a sort of half-sob in the  landlady's voice that roused all the  sympathetic in the boarder's nature,  and that's saying a good deal. He lighted the gas, three on his clothes, and  put himself at Mrs. Pease's disposal.  They passed out into the cold night  and walked five blocks on Thirty-ninth  street. "We'll have to take "a cab," said  .the_widoAV.__-L-want=tO-:goJ-o__-_oP.d-and_,  Harrison streets, Avay over the Avest  side." The cabby said it would be four  dollars.    George paid it, knowing that  fi\ Special Low Prices on all  iL Dress Goods, Silks, Under-  (f5 wear, Ready-to-Wear Suits,  jfk\ Skirts, etc.  A few Silk Blouses at cut  prices.  DURING   THIS   WEEK  to  Some Special Bargains in  Remnants from every Department.  Carpets, Curtains, Portieres, Table Covers at cost.  Your choice of our leading Jackets, regular $12,  $15 and $20, at $5.  White and Grey Blankets  at reduced prices.  to  to  9X  to  9)  9}  9}  9}  9\  9\  ���$_;  36   BAKER   STREET  "S ��� **_^  __'���_?.'_���_'��� _��_ ���__"'���_��? 't&0._?.  ���8?  2& *_S _^ _2& _2��-_^ '_2_*_"_ *_2��-_2- *_"2S*_^  NELSON,   B. 0.__,  _��^_2___^  and her voice had gained something  that grated. "My son? No. It's Henry  Green, my third floor ballroom front,  who left me two years ago owing $5  room rent."���Edward B. Clark, in Chicago Tribune.  LOST IN GOODWIN SANDS  Nelson Opera House  THURSDAY 3Qtll JANUARY  No more convincing evidence of the  material progress of the Dominion  could he desired than is contained in  the information that the Canadian Pacific Railway Company will, at tlie approaching session of the house of commons, make application for the increasing of its capital stock by $20,000,000.  This large sum of money, it is explained,  is to be devoted principally to three  ends, providing the required increase in  rolling stock, double-tracking such portions of the system as threaten to become congested, and the building ol  additional elevators for the more expeditious handling of the grain crops  of the Northwest. Prom the press dispatches it is evident that the federal  executive has intimated it Avillingness  to grant the request of the company upon  terms, which the company in turn has  signified its readiness to accept It is  said to be the aim of the company to  ���manufacture   in   the   Dominion    every-  Midnifiht Bide to the Morgue  George Briggs Jived  in  Mrs. Pease's  boarding  house  for  threo years.    He'd  be Jiving there yet  if  Mrs.  Pease  had  been .able to properly discriminate between  the free horse and  the one that  is  hired  at  the  livery.    Tho  landlady  has  one  of  the  best   boarding  houses  on   the   far  South   Side.    Slie   keeps  a  good boarding house because slie knows  it pays.   Slie is wise enough in her generation  to  realize  that if she  gives  a  person a porterhouse steak and  makes  20 cents out of it, she is better off than  if slie gives him bash and makes only  a dime.    All Mrs. Pease'  boarders,  bar  George Briggs, were content to pay their  bills, tako advantage of the good things  in the house and let Mrs. Pease as severely alone as possible.    The  landlady  never asked Chris Butler, the hoard of  trade man, nor Jim Raymond, the jeweler,  to  do  errands  for her.    She  had  asked them, but they turned her down,  and when George Briggs came there to  live they told him that Mrs. Pease Avould  attempt to work him, and   that   if   he  wanted  happiness and  contentment he  must do as they had done.   The trouble  with  George was that  he wasn't  built  that way.    He simply had to do tilings  for others.  George Briggs always thought there  must be something out of joint Avith the  times when a day passed and he was  not asked to do an errand for the widow  Pease. One day it was, "I know, Mr.  Briggs, you'll pay my gas bill for me  when you go downtown. If paid at the  main office it will save me 5 cents."  So George would tuck tbe bill in his  pocket and pay it at the corner drug  store, chipping in the extra nickel himself. He was charitable enough to think  that it never entered into Mrs. Pease's  head that his oflice was five blocks  from the headquarters of the gas corn-  such was Mrs. Pease's memory that all  thought of the four dollars would go  out of her mind before they had gone  a block. ' With nothing else to do,  George's thoughts reverted to a little  account book Avhich he had in it two  items of ruined trousers, five pounds of  butter, $10 of borroAved money, one* or  two gas bills and innumerable car fares,  amounting in all, without the night's  cab bill, to about $50.  They reached Wood and Harrison  streets finally. "Where do you want to  go?" said George to Mrs. Pease.  "To the morgue," she answered, wit.li  a sort of a half gasp.  "Tlio morgue," echoed George, in a  hollow voice.  "Yes," she said, and held out a clipping from an evening newspaper, George  read it under the dim cab light. It was  this: "The man whose body was picked  up in the river had a light mustache,  light hair, and an old and deep scar on  the right temple."  "I fear it is Henry," said Mrs. Pease  in a broken voice.  George didn't know who Henry Avas  from a side of solo leather, but he Avas  air sympathy. "It may be some way-  wa'r'cl son Unknown to me," he thought  to himself. "Bear up, Mrs. Pease," lie  said, "the morgue is a grewsome place  at night, and if some shock awaits you  ���you will need all your strength."  He led the trembling woman round  the shadoAvy corner of���ihe great hospital. The November wind was moaning a dirge. They had great difficulty  in securing admission to the dead-house  but George's whisper to an attendant  that it was doubtless a case of an aged  widow seeking the body of her only  son finally gained them an entrance.  Out of pure sympathy George Briggs  threw his strong right arm around the  ample waist of the widow and supported her in tho awful death chamber.  The attendant turned on a flickering gas  jet. The beams of the light fell fitfully  on the upturned features of a dead man.  The widow Pease gave one look, and  then wailed: "I knew it! It's Henry,  r knew 1 should lose him."  "Your son?" asked George,  in a soft  whisper.  "My son?   No!" said the widoAv Pease,  History of the Death Trap       "  Tho last vestige of the 99S-ton four-  masted NorAvegian Iron sailing ship  Mersey, with her cargo of 1400 tons of  South American dye-wood for the Yorkshire factories, sank beneath the Goodwin quicksands. She -truck the sands  nearly opposite Deal.  The crew were saved by the lifeboats,  but nothing could be done for the ship.  A few hours' rolling on these shifting  sands began to swallow her pipcemeal;  hull and cargo sank foot by foot, until  nothing but her masts stood up from the  water. She had disappeared in .three  days, and left no trace.  Many a score of vessels have gone  before her into these depths, but not  often so rapidly. Sometimes a mast  will stand for a long time, like the finger post pointing the way to destruction. Thus the largest sailing ship  Hazelbank, wrecked in the same way  and on the same spot, kept a mast standing until the recent gales washed it  away.  Old tradition says that what is now  the Goodwin sands was once the fertile island called Lomea, in the possession of earl Godwine. .From him it  passed to the abbey of St. Augustine at  Canterbury. The sea always wanted it,  and when the abbot, in the extermity  of his piety, used the stones intended  for the sea wall to build the steeple of  Tenterden church, the sea got its  chance and utilized it by swallowing the  fair isle of Lomea. The final destruction Avas in 1099, the year before the  1_deatlu_oL__William_:Rufus._^_But^the^sea.  had been gnawing at Lomea all through  the century.  Now the sands are ten miles long,  stretching northeast and southwest, and  one and a half to three miles broad.  They lie opposite Sandwich and Deal,  and the average distance from the mainland is five and a half miles. They  form a natural break water to the  Downs. At low tide in summer time the  sand is firm enough for cricket.  The deadliest day's work of the Goodwin sands was on November 20tb, 1703,  when thirteen men-of-war and 1200 oilicers and men perished there.  The sands will hold neither lighthouse nor beacon, but there are four tine  lightships and   many  buoys.  ,'. Herr SI cinor. Conductor.  C__C03BTTS  - 55 -  C"__rO_ST_rS  "Sabafc Mater"'  "Ave Maria"  "Hnllelujali Chorus"  "CaValeria ItusiiC-iiia  Manuiaeturmg  00-M._I?.^_I_T"3_r  OFFICE:/BAKER STREET WEST, NELSOfl, B. C.  TELEPHONE f*0, 219,    P. 0. BOX 688.  Prices ��1.00, 50 cents, 2.5 cents.  Plan opens at McDonald's Confectionery Store,  Baker Street. Monday, 2!)lh January.  PROVINCIAL, BOARD 0-1 H1-ALT1I.  Novel Suit Entered  A most unique   suit   has   boon   commenced in Seattle against the Canadian  Bank of   Commerce.     The   plaintiff   is  captain E. E. Caine and he is acting as  trustee of the Pacific Clipper line, which  in 1S99 had under charter the steamer  Cleveland for a voyage to Nome and return.    The papers in the suit set forth  that in 1S99 the Cleveland Avas en route  from  the  north  for   Seattle   and   that  among  her  cargo   she  had   a  valuable  shipment of gold dust consigned to the  Canadian Bank of Commerce.   The gold  was valued at $381,208.    On the voyage  down from St. Michael the steamer was  delayed considerably by gales and as a  consequence she ran short of fuel.    To  bring his vessel into port the master of  the Cleveland spared none of his Avood-  work of   his   steamer   and   accordingly  considerable  repairing had   to bo done  when   Seattle  was  reached.    According  to the plaintiff it is customary in marine usage to levy on the cargo for loss  incurred in burning up the wood work of  a steamer when it is necessary to bring  such  vessel  to port after her  fuel  has  ran out.    A demand was made on the  bank for payment of its pro rata share  of the damage,  but the cash  was not  forthcoming,    hence    the    suit.      The  amount claimed  from  the bank is $1,-  372.25.  Regulations for dealing with the outbreak  of smallpox at the town of Fernie, l_ast  Kootenay.  Approved by his honor the lieutenant-governor in council the _7Ui day of January, 1D02.  HEALTH ACT.  On account of the outbreak of smallpox  in the town of Fernie it is hereby proclaimed:  1. That the town is in a siate-of Quarantine until further notice.  2. That no person shall be allowed to  leave the town on any circumstances whatsoever. _       _ ^ ...^. _^^  ' :j."���That"all~m_etirigs ill 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 (p'-ii-untiiied, and no  person under quarantine shall attempt to  break same or coninuinv.;ue with any outsider.  5. Any hotel-keeper, lodging-house keep-  eror householder suspecting, knowing, or  having good reason to believe that any  person residing upon or frequenting his  premises is ill or .suffering from a rash of  any description, shall at once notify the  medical health ollicer, giving tho name and  occupation of, and other particulars necessary to properly identify, such person.  U. Any person having a rash on his body  shall notify the medical health ollicer on  the llrst appearance of same.  7. Under authority of tlio "Health Act,"  it i.s hereby declared that all and every person not having a eerlilleale of recent successful vaccination dated within one year,  and further not being able' to give proof  of same to the satisfaction of the medical  health ollicer, shall at once lie vaccinated.  S. After a period of seven days from this  date any person refusing to present to any  public ollicer, who may demand it, proof of  vaccination, shall be liable to Iho prescribed  penalties under the  "Health Act."  Penalties under the "Health Act:"  Anv person who violates any of the provisions of this proclamation is liable to a  fine of $100 and to six (G) months" imprisonment.  Dated at A'icloria this lGth day of .January, A. V. 1902.  CHARLES  J.   FAGAN,  Secretary of Provincial Board of Health.  By command J. D. PRRNTICE,  Acting Provincial  Secretary.  (PRBLE, BUILDING STONE,  EHiO'i Ar��D L!-|E .....  The Mansfield Manufacturing Company  have the above mentioned building materials  for sale at reasonable prices. Special quotations to builders and contractors for large  orders.  .ORDERS BY MAIL ATTENDED TO PROMPTLY  co_vi:_?.A-_**T"_r  OFFICE:    BAITER STREET WEST, fiEIS-P, B. C. TELEPHONE NO. S19.    P. 0. BOX 688.  Fire Chief Dying  (Ji;K13RC. January 2D.���Chief Dorval of  the fire brigade is dying, lie received tbe  Jast rites oi* the church this morning.  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,  aro now due  and  payable  for   the  year  1902.   All   taxes  due and collectable for the Nelson Assessment District are now due and payable at  my ollice. situate at the court house, AVard  street,   Nelson.    This   notice,   in   terms   of  law, is equivalent to a personal demand by  mo upon all persons liable for taxes.  HARRY WRIGHT,  Assessor and Collector,  Nelson Postofllce.  Dated at Nelson, 13th January, 1902.  ^^^>-#*xi^i__lB___S5!**:  PRO V1NCIAI- SECRET A RY*S OFFICE.  His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor in  Council has been pleased to make the following appointment:  WHOLESALE DIREQTOEY  ^ASSAYERS' SUPPLIES.  \V. F. TEETJiJ-Li ,"- CO.���CORNER OF  Baker and Josephine Streets, Nelson,  wholesale dealers in assayers' supplies.  Agents for Denver Fire Clay Company.   _?J__5_t_!_5J-5_MiSUPPLIBS*  KOOTENAY ELK-TRIO SU-I'iTy" &  Construction Company���Wholesale dealers  in telephones, annunciators, bells, batteries, electric llxtures and appliances. Houston liloek, Nelson.   FI^jVNDJSALT MEATS^   P. BURNS & CO., RAK1-R STKI0I0T.  Nelson, wholesale dealers In fresh and  cured meats. Cold storage.    GROCRIES^ '__  KOOTKNAY SUPPLY COMPANY, LLM-  ited, "Vernon Street, Nelson, wholesale  grocers.  JOHN CIIOLDITC1I & CO. ��� FRONT  Street, Nelson, wholesale grocers.  A. MACDONALD & CO.���CORNI-R OF  Front and Hall Streets, Nelson, wholesale  grocers and jobbers in blankets, gloves,  mitts, boots, rubbers, mackinaws, and miners' sundries.  J. Y. GRIFFIN & C���FRONT STKKET.  Nelson, wholesale dealers in 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.  A.   C.   EWART,   ARCUITKCT���ROOM  3,  Aberdeen Block, Baker Street, Nelson.  DRAYAGK  "F'URlOT-URE, PIANOS, SAFKS,. ETC.,  moved carefully at reasonable rates. Apply J. T. Wilson, Phone 270, Prosser's Second Hand Store, Ward Street.  NOTICES OF MEETINGS.  ___jmAraRJ^AL^OCffiTIES.  KOOTENAY TENT NO. 7. K. O. T. AI.���  Regular meetings flrst and third Thursdays of each month. Visiting Sir Knights  are cordially invited to attend. Dr. \V.  Rose, Jt. K.; A. W. Purdy, Com.: (_. A.  Brown, P. C.  NELSON LODGE, NO. 23, A. _*. &  A. AI., meets second Wednesday la  each month. Sojourning brethren  invited.  NKLSON AERIE, NO. 22, F. oT E.���  Meets second and fourth Wednesday of  each month at Fraternity Hall. Georgo  Bartlett, president; J. V. Morrison, secretary.  NELSON ROYAL ARCH CM APT RR NO.  13!, G. It. C���Meets third Wednesday. Sojourning companions invited. George'Johnstone, ���.; Thomas J. Sims, S. E.  TRADES AND LABOR UNIONS.  FimNITjJRE.  D. J. ROBERTSON & CO., FURNITURE  dealers, undertakers, and embalmers. Day  ���phone No. 292, night 'phone No. 207. Next  rtow postofllce building, Vernon Street,  Nelson.  MINERS' UNION, NO 9G, W. F. of M.���  Meets in Miners' Union Hall, northwest  corner of Baker and Stanley Streets, every  Saturday evening at 8 o'clock. Visiting  members welcome. J. R. McPherson, president; James Wilks, secretary. Union scale  of wages for Nelson district per shift: Machine men $3.50, hammersmen $3.25, muckers, carmen, shovelers, and other underground laborers $3.  JOURNEYMEN BARBI-RS' INTERNA-  tional .Union of America, Local No. I9ii,  Nelson, B. C. Meets every second and  fourth Monday in each month, at !> o'clock  sharp. Visiting members invited. Eli Sutcliffe, president; E. DeAfers, secretary.  LAUNDRY WORKERS' UNION ���  Meets. at Miners' Union Hall on fourth  Monday in every month at 7:30 o'clock p.  m. B. Pape, president; A. W. McFee, secretary.  CARPENTERS' UNION "MEETS WED-  nesday evening of each week at 7 o'clock,  in Aliners' Union Hall. John Burns, sr.,  president, William Raynard, secretary.  PAINTERS' UNION MEETS THE FIRST  and third Fridays in each month at Miners'  Union Hall at 7:30 sharp. Walter R. Kee,  president; Henry Bennett, secretary.  COOKS' AND WAITERS' UNION, NO.  Ml, W. L. U., meets at Aimers' Union Hall  second and last Tuesdays ln each month at  8:30 p. m. sharp. A. B. Sloan, president; J.  P. Forrestell, secretary; I-I. M. Fortler, financial secretary.  PLASTERERS' UNION MEETS EVI5RY  Monday evening in the Elliot Block, at 8  o'clock. J. D. Atoyer, prosident; William  Vice, secretary.   P. O. Box 161. THE NELSON TBIBJJNE: THUKSDAY MOENING, JANTJAKY 30, 1902  BANK OF MDHTBBAL  CAPITAL, all paid up_..$12,000,000.00  BEST  UNDIVIDED PROFITS       876 531.64  Lcra Strathcona and Mount Royal ...President  Hon. Georgo A. Drummond Vice-President  Bl. S. Cloi'ston General Manager  NELSON BRANCH  Corner Baker and Kootenay Streets.  A. H. BUCHANAN, Manager.  Branohos ln London (Kngland) New York,  Cuioago, and aU tho principal oiclea In Canada.  Buy and soil Sterling Exchange and Cable  Transfers.   .  Grant Commercial and Travelers Credits,  available ln any part of tho world.  Drafts Issued,'Collections Made, Ebo.  Savings Bank Branch  OURH-NT BATH OF INTEREST PAID.  STORY OF THE CITY DAILY  By David Graham Phillips  Six years ago the circulation of all the  daily newspapers of New York City was  under rather than above 1,000,000 a day.  And New York was then a marvel of newspaper production and newspaper reading.  Today at least 2,000,000 pour from New York  presses; and large circulation figures, five  years ago grudgingly conceded to three  papers, are claimed, and claimed honestly,  by eight or nine. A decade ago or less a  circulation of 10,000 or less would have been  regarded as notable. Today an "East-Side"  newspaper, published in the Hebrew,German-Russian jargon called Yiddish, has a  daily circulation of -10,000. Four English  newspapers circulate about 100,000 each; a  fifth circulates r-uO.OOO; two others have circulations little below 000,000 and often exceed it.  Two-thirds of thoso newspapers are distributed wiLliin ui'cuier "New -uric una u_  -uuui-os wiuiin ii ramus ot twenty miles.  in mat tern tory lucre are not inure man  -J.uw.uuu youtlis anu grown' persons. A iiin-  liun aim a quarter iiu\v->i'_i,n-;i_ every uuy  I'Oi* ti reading puolic at most is.utw.vui' persons. Anil sucli newspapers:���twelve, tuur-  tceu, sixteen aim twenty pages on wi'CK  days; from forty to eignty anil uinei-,  )mg<__ un ordinary Sunuays; a Uundreu  pages or more when (Jlirisunas, Easter,  j'ourlli of July, Laoor Day, Tlianicsgiving  or other special numbers are issued.  Tnese are tlie most ouvious pliysieal evidences of this extraordinary appetite to.  newspapers. Wherever you go in ivew toiK  Cily, at whatever hour, you see tlio newspaper and tlie newspaper reader���tlie newspaper for sale at every other corner, Oi  eiied by swai-ms of boys, or strewn on ca,  seats -or park benches, in waiting- rooms, in  tlie ohiees of hotels, the aisles of theaters,  on tlie tops'of ash barrels, on the very sale-  walks; the newspaper reader walking along  absorbed In his or her paper, tippling at it  between tlie nets ot the play, puring over  it in the cars, or, if she or he is without a  paper, then pilleiing the contents of a  neighbor's. ��� ���  As the facts and figures suggest the reading of newspapers has ceased to be a mere  diversion with the New York public, "It "has  become a passion. Some persons think it is  growing into a craze. Tlie "average Now  Vorkcr��� the woman as well as tlio munis not content with one ur even two newspapers daily. He or she must at least  glance three or more, not conn ling the  reading of huge headlines as the newsboys  hold tne paper out, or the gaping at newspaper bulletins. And on Sunday the household opens its doors to an inundation ol  paper tlutt bides the carpets.  Tho craving for newspapers extends li>  all eutsses aud eonuiiioiis. a. New "iorkei  observed that, although nor recently imported servants eitner could not read at an  or could read only foreign languages, the>  look in three Engiisn newspapers. -v\e ca>.  spell out the headlines, ma am, ' explaineu  tne upstairs girl; "and then there's lli-  piclures, ma'am���some of them s tlnu  tunny." Below the line of illiteracy, an-  up among tho scholarly and secluded, tlie  passion lias spread and continues lo spread,  if newspapers were not so freely tosse-  about Hie circulation ligures of the largest  _)u\v York papers mignf be much greatei  than tiiey now are.  As for the making of newspapers, it long  since became a raging fever. The presses  are going day and night, and behind UK-  presses are the worn, restless editors,  writers and artists, toiling heedless ot uit  hours for sleeping and eating, wearing out  body and mind m me effort lo feed am.  stimulate the public appetite. In the bis  newspaper ollioes the fever is so hign thai  to an outsider it looks like delirium, utmost  like insanity. Even the staid "conservative" newspapers which a few years ago  were content with a small class circulation  and were proud of their deliberateness, art  now affected and are exhibiting signs which  become only the more apparent as they  loudly rebuke the "yellows' _jj.ii.ji. protest  *Ttgitiusr"th-~dege"iieracy of the times.  What is the explanation ot this revolution in both the reading and the making ol  newspapers in New 1'ork City, and, in u  less degree, in all  the American cities.'.  The answer i.s, the rise of the aggressive  one-cent illustrated newspaper, clamorous  for circulation and appealing in every number to every class, from tne day laborer to  the scholar, from the scrubwoman lo tht  woman of fashion  ,,.������������  And of all the "signs of the times, none  is more important than this sign, carolull\  read to its full meaning. Therefore, a detailed look into tlie operations of tweniieui  century journalism," one of the nicknames  of the new one-cent journalism, can hardly fail to be instructive and may be interesting ami even amusing.  First, there is the plant���the mechanism  bv which this new and tremendous trumpet of publicity produces its effects. Second, there is the product-the voice otjiub-  lleitv. Third, there is the power���the e.iooi  of that voice upon the enormous and iu-  crc.'isin'r audience.  Let us take the two great one-cent newspapers of Now York for example.  One of them occupies seven Moors ol a  huge ollice building. The other 1-^?. n, ,'  in nine buildings so widely *VilT'1^ ";"  it would take several hours to visit them  ail yet intimately connected by telephones  an.l pneumatic tubes. That paper pays  about $100,000 for rent, and has among it.*  expenses   $100,000   a   year   for   leased   tele-  BTo keei>resSuch ft newspaper going without  loss the business office must lind about *���',-  000,000 a year, about $57,000 a week There  are just two sources of revenue���the sale  of newspapers and  tbe advertisements.  By the sale of newspapers perhaps one-  fourth of the total expenses are met���Jla.uou  to $18,000 a week. The average price to the  news dealer or news boy for Iho clail*,.  morning and evening is about half a mill  over half a cent, and for the Sunday ju_*  under four cents. This sum does not, as a  rule, met the cost of the white paper. On  that alone the larger the circulation tin  more money Is lost.  White paper is tho greatest single problem, the greatest single anxiety, to the big  one-cent newspaper. To produce the paper  which is used by either one of the largesl  New York newspapers ten acres of spruce  forest must be cleared and swept into tht*  paper making machines every twenty-four  hours. Obviously a difference of a tiny  fraction of a cent In paper may mean prosperity or the reverse. The object is to keep  tho cost of the white paper in each copy  near tho selling price of the newspaper���  whenever possible, below it. And this  means not only great watchfulness as tr  waste and as tn keeping down the "returns"���that is the excess of copies printed  over copies sold���but also great care m  keeping down the number of pages in thr  wcok-ilav morning and evening editions.  To raise ono of these newspapers from  twelve to fourteen, or from fourteen t"  sixteen pages, means to raise its cost for  lb" edition $'.">') at least, if this raise i.-  made everv day, morning and evening, for  six davs. thai week the addition to the  white paper bill will be $5100.  The white paper costs from $1S,000 to $20,-  THE CANADIAN  BANK OF COMMERCE  WITH WHICH 18 AMALGAMATED  THE BANK  OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.  HEAD OFFICE: TORONTO.  Paid-up Capital.      -     - *   -     |f ^.000  Reserve Fund,       ....  ;t>_,U-U,uuu  AGCRECATE RESOURCES OVER $65,000,000.  Hon. Geo. A. Cox,  President  B. E. Walker,  General Manager  London Offlce, 60 Lombard Street, ��1. O.  New Yorl_  Offlce, 16   Exchange   Place.  aud US Branches in Canada and tho  United Staled.  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT:  Interest allowed on deposits.   Present rate  three per cent.  GRANGE V. HOLT,  Manuger Nolson Branch  a week. The income from tlie sales is from  ���slti.ouu lo .JIS.OUO a week.  Advertisements are therefore the foundation and most of the superstructure of  the business of one-cent journalism on a  colossal scale. _"rom them must come an income of more than ^,000,000 a year, or  about $40,000 lo $15,000 a week���not in order  that tile paper may make a prolit but in  order that it may not actually lose money.  The advertisement rates vary in the  various big papers, ranging from $30 a column to ?7u and JfSJ and $!W, higher for the  evening than for the morning, higher for  the Sunday than for either. Higher for the  display advertisements than for the classified, such as '���Help wanted." At an average of $70 the column, about 30,000 columns  of advertising a year must be got for the  morning, the evening and the Sunday together in order that expenses may be met.  Speaking very roundly, one-half of all this  world would go into the Sunday editions  and the other half would be divided between the 313 morning and the 313 evening  papers���one-half in 52 papers, the other half  in 020 papers.  It is thus apparent that the Sunday edition is the backbone of the big one-cent  newspaper. Because of its higher price  there is sometimes a prifit���small, but still  a profit���in its white paper. Because of its  larger circulation���about equal to the combined circulation of the morning and evening editions for one day���there is a much  higher rate for advertising and a greater  demand for advertising space, lt sometimes  happens that $35,000 will be taken in from  advertising and sales together for a single  Sunday. The in-take for advertising alone  in a Sunday special number has gone beyond $30,000 in at least three newspaper offices in New York.  If it were not for these great Sunday  papers the profits of every large newspaper  in New York would be almost wiped cut-  in several instances wholly wiped out. The  morning and evening editions often do not  pay for themselves. The commercial value  is in ��� large measure their ihlltience upon  the circulation and profits of the Sunday  paper. And for that they are indispensable.  Assuming that the circulation about  meets the white paper bills, there remains,  in not too round numbers, $10,000 a week,  of income for advertising, that is expended  upon the making of the paper���upon tlie  gathering of materials and the use of machinery for the ink impressions on these  miles upo.li miles, tons upon tons of paper.  The largest items of expenditure are the  commercial and mechanical���$1000 a week  for tlie business office, $1000 for the stero-  typing department, $1500 for the press room,  $2000 for cable and telegraph, $3000 for the  circulation department, $7000 for the composing room, etc. In all perhaps $15,000 to  $1S,000 or $20,000 a week will be spent in these  ways. "Incidentals" under that general  head are such items as $150,000 to $200,000  a year for postage. ,.,,.���,  There is no business in which skilled  labor is so well paid. In the World, "Jour-  na and Herald establishments, for example, there is not a full grown man working  full time who gets less than $1500 a year;  and many of them got $2000, $2500 and $3000  a year. Pressmen, sterotypers, compositors,  all are backed by strong unions which are  intelligently managed in the main, and not  only know what they want and what they  can venture to demand, but also how to demand it. A newspaper must come out  every day; these particular newspapers  must come out every few hours. And they  must have intelligence in the purely mechanical departments.  For example, it will make a vast difference in the sale of a paper whether it be  clearly printed or not; and that point usually depends on the way paper and ink  are fed ��� into the presses. An incompetent  press room force would wreck a big newspaper in six months.  Three facts or groups of facts will, perhaps, give a better idea of tho proportions  of the mechanical department of a news-  paoer than would a detailed description.  first: The press room of any one of these  biggest newspapers has a capacity of 750,000  eight-page papers an. hour���printed, cut,  folded, counted, ready for the mailing and  delivery rooms.  Second: Ono hundred tons of metal are  kept in stock for making the sterotyped  cylindrical plates from which the paper is  printed. Seventy tons of metal are used for  making these plates for the Sunday, paper,  ln printing that_ paper alone im less than.  "lI00T'Ii';te"s_m-enised,e"ach weighing- about 50  pounds.  Third: Each of the big New York newspapers publishes on Sunday enough papers  to make a weight of from 200 to .275 tons:  and about thirty extra large express cars  loavo New York every Sunday-morning before dawn with upwards of 500 tons���1,000,-  000 pounds���of paper for out-of-town readers of New York's Sunday newspapers.  Of tho $57,000 a week which we set out to  account for in a general and necessarily  inexact way there remains between $IX,00u  and $25,000 a week���a million to a million  and a quarter a year. This sum is expended  upon the editorial and news departments���  in tlio salaries and expenses of reporters,  artists, correspondents, news editors, cartoonists, editorial and feature writers.  The man of highest salary will probably  be the editorial manager with his $15,000 to  $25,000 a year or more. Then will come half  a dozen news editors with their assistants,  and an editorial editor with bis assistants���  these with salaries ranging from $0000 to  $15,000 or $20,000 a vear. There will be onu  or two famous cartoonists at from $12,000  to $15,000, several editorial writers and correspondents of reputations, with salaries  ol" $SOO0 or $10,000. Then there are the artists,  reporters, copv readers, and feature writers  who are paid from $2000 to $0000 or $7000 a  year. Not long twenty of the principal editors and writers and business office men of  a one-cent newspaper were assembled at a  luncheon. The business manager, whose  salary was not far from $15,000 a year,  whispered to his neighbor that the "talent"'  at that table was costing the proprietor  S170.000 a vear. an average of $S500 a year  the man. If livo of the men of lower salary  had been absent tho average would have  been above $10,000.  There are three separate staffs���the morning, tho evening, and the Sunday���the last  devoting itself to getting out the Sunday  supplement��� the black and white feature  supplement, the magazine in colors, the  ccmic weekly in colors, sneet music, children's games, etc. The morning and evening  stnffs aro subdivided into day and night  forces, these divisions persisting throughout tbe establishment, including tlie business office and the various mechanical departments, in all. counting the out-of-town  correspondents both at homo nnd abroad,  there are about 100 persons regularly on the  editorial and news payrolls alone. And to  those must be added scores of retained correspondents���who can be called upon when  needed.  SVe have now noted In bare outline the  colossal structure reared upon the demand  for an article which sells for half a cent  on week days and four cents on Sundays  and whose usefulness to its purchaser ends  a few minutes after he buys it. At every  step we have seen ruinous possibilities of  extravagance���a business manager, hy conceding to tho manufacturer an eighth of a  rent a. pound on white paper, mnv disrupt  the finances for the year; a circulation  manager, by over-ennfidenee. may send out  too many papers and cause costly "returns"  amounting easily to hundreds of thousands  of dollars a year.  TCut more dangerous to an institution of  this kind than extravagance is economy.  There must be boldness, eagerness to take  IMPERIAL BANK  03J"    0-___CT.A-D.A.  Capital (paid up)   -   $2,600,000  Rest       -     _- -_ S 1,860,000  ______   OFFICR. TORONTO, ONTARIO.  Branches in Northwest Territories, Provinces of  British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.  H. S. HOWLAND President.  D. It. WILKIB General Manager.  E. HAY Inspector.  NELSON   BRANCH,  BURNS BLOCK.  A general banking business transacted.  Savings Department,���Deposits received and  interest allowed.  Drafts sold, available in all part of Canada,  United States and kiurope.  Special attention given to coll       ns.  J. M, LAY, Manager.  risks, indifference to expenses, or there  will be inevitable decline and failure. So  it happens in these newspaper offices tho  pendulum is constantly swinging from  reckless extravagance to panic-stricken economy. One week, through special effort on  some news feature, the telegraph of cable  tolls will rise from an average of perhaps  $2000 to $10,000, to $15,000, even lo $20,000. The  next week a news editor will waste hours  in counting and cutting the words of every  telegram he sends. But���we have now assembled the plant and are ready for the  product.  JOHNNY RYAN'S SUNNY WAY  ���nf-  to  to  to  to  to  to  9}  9)  to  to  /ft  ft  ��  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  1890-BSTABLISHBD IN NSS_.80"N*-1902  fP-00^ -00-00-00^ .00-00-00-00.00-*0 '00 .^_^ .^^}^^^^^ .^^^���^^>_..^^^^^^^:  to  9\  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  ^���*******************************************************************^  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Bat come early and you shall have our prompt attention. Engraving free of *  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. *  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Before stock taking this month a  REDUCTION  OF 10   PER  CENT  will be given on every dollar.  Jacob Dover\  "The Jeweler."  %  By Charies Lewis Shaw  The P. M. 0. called him the incarnation of Mark Tapley. We called him  Johnny. He *#as an Irish-Canadian that  had drifted over to South Africa on a  hired transport loaded for and aft with  horses and hay. A military doctor  who knew that a man's brain was something more than so many drachms of  grey matter engaged him for the front.  And the doctor was wise. There are  several men who have been returned to  their regiments in the British army as  fit for duty who would have gone down  to posterity as part of the statistics of  a mortality report, if it hadn't been for  the army sugeon's horse sense. The  manner in which Johnny Ryan sub-  duedly whistled "The Hat My Father  Wore," as he moved around the hospital cots when Bloemfontein was fever-  stricken, and * they were burying soldiers by the trench full, or quietly lilted  "Rosy0 O'Grady" in the night watch of  a crowded tent, did as much to stop the  death rate as the scientific treatment  of the distinguished specialist whom he  astounded one day by calling "Doc."  There was nothing ghoul-like about the  way he seemed to draw happiness from  the pain, sorrow, and misery that he  was brought in contact with. When his  master, "the boss" Johnny called him,  was once ordered to proceed, under escort, to half a battalion which was doing outpost duty up the Vaal river way,  where enteric was getting in its deadly  work, and at the first halt the subaltern  found they had forgotten flour, and that  it meant a couple of weeks on hardtack, Johnny consoled him by remark-  ing'that it might have heen worse, they  might have forgotten the officers'  whiskey.  When the first oflicer with a flesh  wound in the left arm was working himself into a fever, and wanted to write  a letter to his mother and his sister  and several other delicate female relatives that he was going to die, and that  he left his name to a grateful country,  under a Conservative administration,  Johnny told him of the joys of strolling  along Adderley street, Cape Town, with  his arm in a sling and being sympathized Avith by a considerable part of fashionable London who were following the  enemy, and the young man is now engaged to a wealthy widow of a sentimental turn, who fell in love with the  flesh wound. And the young officer has  forgotten Johnny.  Johnny will only ��_t a bronze or copper sort of medal _that the government  wilinfiv^toTKaffif���guides, grooms, war  correspondents, and mule drivers, but  he did more to remedy the disasters  brought about by the drawing-room  and club room military education of  the officers of the British army than any  one man below the rank of general.  And it was all owing to his Tapleian  quality of looking on me bright side of  everything. For instance, after the  battle of Modder river, lord Methuen,  who had cabled that his barren victory  was the greatest of modern times in  the history of British arms, then counted up his serious loss in killed and  wounded, and looked around for the  enemy's dead. The noble lord, the general of levees and Aldershot, couldn't  find them. Johnny Ryan and several  hundred others were put on fatigue  duty, fishing for dead Boers who were  believed to be damming up the Modder  river. They found a few���a couple of  dozen, I think. They were laid out  decently and in order on the river bank,  tnd in the evening Johnny was hovering  around blithely whistling "The Night  Before Larry Was Stretched" for he had  been up to his waist in water all day,  had caught a severe cold, and was as  hoarse as a crow, and he whistled. Methuen and his staff trotted up to him  on one of the countless inspections,  rounds, and things that his soul delighted in, and the noble lord asked Johnny  several question, and Johnny answered  in a husky voice, that was appropriately  like unto the croak of a raven.  They were about wheeling their horses  for the return to headquarters, and  Johnny had answered the last question  in a whisper that was barely audible,  when Methuen drawled out in that  Guard's drawl that makes you almost  pro-Boer:  "Ah, my good fellow, you have a very  bad cold?"  "Yes, general, I have a horrible bad  one. But," and Johnny looked quite  cheerful as he pointed to the row of  dead a few yards away, "any one of  them fellows over there 'ud be mighty  glad to have it."  Johnny Ryan looked on the cheerful  side of tilings.  Drop in Dividends  "MONTRl. A I,. January 29.���The directors  of the Merchants' Cotton Company decided  to pav a 4 per lent dividend this year instead'of S as formerly.  y<3^^ >^S** ^^���'ST* ^-k* 5��?�� ^m\. ^5T* **_> ��� ^_. * ^_. * ^>k *  &.&.��  ^������v^  to  .y.^-^-^*a _Sfr _2& _S& _3& -S'-SS1 *��� <__ ^<Blafc^^��)_-BiJS_^^-__: -^'-^J  r ��� ^'00'0ml'0m*'00'00'00'00' ^''00'00^0m1^mT'Z9'  LARGEST IN THE  WORLD  C. P. R. Shops at Hochelafta  The workshops which the Canadian  Pacific Railway purposes erecting in  the east end will be the largest in America, and, consequently in the world.  Details have not yet been considered,  but the object of the executive is concentration, and thereby economy in supervision and construction.  It may be authoiritively stated, however, that it is the intention to build  every locomotive and car for the company's service at the new shops at  Hochelaga. That is to say, that alloex-  isting erection shops, with the exception of the Carlton junction car shops,  will be removed to Montreal. Of such  magnitude of the undertaking, involving  the expenditure of millions, that in all  probability expert engineering advice  outside of the company's engineering  staif, will be consulted, both from Can-  aoa and the United States.  The negotiations for the purchase of  land are nearing a satisfactory settlement. All the Montreal proprietors, it  is understood, have met the ideas of  the company. The company at first intended purchasing 600 acres, but have  reduced the area to 350 acres, from  North Nolan street, and including portions of the Hogan Alwyn, Labbe, Del-  isle and of the Land Improvement Company's estates.  The area selected by the company is  splendidly situated for such works, being a level plateau, with stone, sand and  blue clay foundations. It is said it will  cost' the company in the vicinity of  750,000. The works will give employment to 7000 men.  Loss Covered by Insurance  MONTREAL, January 28.���Fire this, evening completely gutted the Guardian Assurance Company's building on St. James  street. Besides the insurance company, the  principal loss Is that of the Burglary Guarantee Company, the station of whose system was in the basement. Twenty firms of  lawyers, architects, etc., had offices in the  building, and lost all their effects-. The total loss is placed at $100,000, well Insured.  The fire started from the burning out of  an electric light plug.  A STEAiaHTPOBWABD PLATP0EM.  We 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 crice marked.  We believe in selling goods to children  at the same price we sell their parents.  We believe in exchanging unsuitable or  unsatisfactory purchases for other goods.  We believe in representing goods to be  just what they are.  ^We'belteve'we'can'give'you'jus-'as-gooa-  salisfaction and just as good value as any  other jeweler.  If you will favor ua with a share of your  patronage wo will use our best endeavors  to deserve your confidence.  In our repairing department we guarantee all our work and agree to repair free of  charge any work which proves unsatisfactory.  If Brown said so It's right.  January 14th. 1902.  Porto Rico Lumber Co.  (LIMITED)  Rough and  Dressed  Lumber  Shingles  Mouldings  A-1 White Pine Lun-jber Always in  StocK-  We carry a complete stock of  Coast Flooring, Ceiling, Inside Finish, Turned Work, Sash and DoorB.  Special order work will receive  prompt attention.  Porto Rico Lumber Coltd.  CORNER OF ^^  HBNDRYX AND VJERNON 8TREI-ITH  C0RH0R/\TI0N OF THE CITY OF NELSON  Tender for Oity Office Building  The city council Is prepared to receive  tenders for the erection of a brick and  stone building on Victoria street at the  rear of the present cily oflice. Plans and  specifications can be seen and form of  tender and other information obtained at  the oflice of the city engineer. Sealed tenders marked outside "Tender for City Oflice," addressed to the undersigned and accompanied by a marked check or cash deposit equal to 5 per cent of the amount of  tender are required l�� be sent in by t  o'clock p. m. on Monday next, the 3rd of  Kcbruarv proximo.  Tho council does not bind itself to accept  the lowest or any tender which may be  sent In. Uy order,  J.  Is. STRACHAN. City Clerk.  Nelson, B. C, January 2-th, 1902.  Of 'Wr}u^Sjt/'iL/7vf /he.  CLASSIFIED ADS.  ARTICLES FOR SALE.  SEWING MACHINES OF ALL KINDS  for sale or rent at the Old Curiosity Shop.  TO LIST.���--OUJt ROOM COTTAGE ON  Park street, opposite hospital. Kent, Including water, $1_ per month. Apply E. Kllby,  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.  CANADIAN EMPLOYMENT AGENCY-  WANTED help of all kinds; men for railroad construction. Large warehouse for  storage. Prosser's Second - Hand Store,  Ward street. Nelson.   SEWING MACHINES FOR SALE.  SEWING MACHINES FOR SALE OR  rent. Sold on Installments. Old machines  taken in exchange. Repairs kept for all  makes of machines. Singer Manufacturing  Company, Baker Street, Nelson. ^^  PUPILS WANTED.  WANTED PUPILS ON PIANO OR OR-  gan by Mrs. Starmer Smith. Apply residence, or P. O. Box 137.   GIRL WANTED,  WANTED���A WOMAN OR GIRL TO  help with housework and baby. Good  wages. Apply to John Hutcheson, Cranbrook, B. C.  HENRY G. JOLY DE LOTBINIERE.  CANADA.  PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.  Edward VII., by the grace of God, of the  United Kingdom of Great Britain and  Ireland and  of  the British  Dominions  beyond the seas. King, defender of the  faith, etc., etc., etc.  To  Our Faithful  the Members elected  to  serve in the Legislative Assemly of our  Provinco  of  British  Columbia,  at Our  City of Victoria,��� Greeting.  A PROCLAMATION.   D. M.-Eberta,^Attprney_.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 advico 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 enjoin you, and each of you, that  on Thursday the twentieth day of February, one thousand nine hundred and two,  you meet Us in Our said Legislature or  Parliament of Our said Province, at Our  City of Victoria, FOR THE DISPATCH Ol**  BUSINESS, to treat, do, act and conclude  upon those things which in Our Legislature of tho Provinco of British Columbia,  by tho Common Council of Our said Province may, by tho favor of God, bo ordained. . .  In testimony whereof, we have caused  these Our Letters to be made Tatent and  tho Great Seal of Our said Province to be  hereunto affixed:              .,���,.,.,      . <-  Witness, the Honourablo Sir Henri Gustavo Joly do Lotbiniere, K.C.M.G., Lieutenant Governor of Our said Province or  British Columbia, at Our Government  House, in Our City of Victoria, in Our  said Province, this -th day of January, in  tho year of Our Lord one thousand nine  hundred and two, and in tho first year of  Our Reign.  By Command.   J. D. PRENTICE,  Acting Provincial Secretary.  PROVINCIAL    SECRETARY'S    OFFICE.  His Honour the Lieutenant-governor in  Council has been pleased to make the following appointments:  Sth January, 1902.  William Edwin Ncweombe, of Trout  Lako, Esquire, M.D., CM., to bo resident  physician at the said place.  John M.  Holland, of the City of Grand  Forks,  Esquiro,   to  bo a  notary  public  in  and for tho province of British Columbia.  Oth January, 1902.  Frederick Fraser, of the City of Revelstoke, Esquire, to be���  Stipendiary magistrate,  Government Agent,  Assistant Commissioner of Lands and  Works,  Collector ..i" *���    enue Tax.  District I.<-oisirar of Births, Deaths and  Marriages, and Registrar under the "Marriage Act," for the Revelstoke Division of  West Kootenay,  Gold Commissioner for tho Rovelstoke,  Illcclllewaet, Lardeau and Trout Lake  Mining Divisions.  Clerk of the Peace for the County of  Kootenay, ���        ...  District Registrar of the Revelstoke registry of the Supreme Court, and  Collector of Voles for the Rovelstoke riding of tho West Kootenay District, vico  Mr. W. J. Goopel.  P. Burns & Co.  Head Office at  NELSON, B. 0.  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers in Meats  Markets at   Nelson,   BoHsland,   Trail,  Kaalo, Ymir,  Sandon,   Silverton, New  Denver, Revelstoke, Ferguson Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade Oity, Mid  way, and Vancouver.  West Kootenay Butcher Co.  AXih KINDS OF  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE AND RKTAILi  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  K. W. C BLOCK  WARD 8TEEET  E. C. TRAVES, Manager  TREMONT HOUSE  321 TO MUBAKBR STREET. NELSON  /\MEI{ICAP AND EUROPEAN  PliANS  MEALS 25 GENTS  Rooms Lighted by Electricity and Heated Dy Steam 26 Cents to $1  IMPERIAL BBEWM COMPANY  EMEKSON & REISTEKEU.  BREWERS OF THE BEST  LAGER BEER  STEAM BEER  AND PORTER  When you want the Best, ask for  IMPERIAL BEER.  SLOGAN JUNCTION HOTEL  J. H. McMANUS. Manager.  Bar atocked wltH beat brand- of wlnea,  llquora, a��d clears. Beer on draurht. I_u-*e  eomfortmbl* r*om_ Flrat olaaa tabla boar*.  CHEAP FUEL.  Ilcductlon in price of coko: Per Ton.  Coko at gas works   $6.50  Coko delivered   '.  7.50  Cash must accompany all orders, or $1  extra will be charged.  NELSON COKE & GAS COMPANY, Ltd.  DRUG STORE EARLY CLOSING  ON AND APTEE JANUARY 1st.  The public Is notified that on and after  January 1st our places of business will  close at 9 o'clock every night except Saturday and the day preceding a public holiday.  Sunday hours 10 to 12 a. m., 2:30 to 4:30  p. m., 6:30 to 8:30 p. m.  CANADA BOOK & DRUG CO., Ltd.,  W. "F. TEETZEL & CO.,  J. H. VANSTONE.  _k******.******.***********.  tr. . . . 1 ���i'  OiP     -0UH8K    YOU    WANT    THK     HE-T-  THEN   OO   TO  ARTHUR    QBE  in Tremont Block.   Uo will suit vou.  Large stock of imported season's goods.  NEWLING & CO.  AUCTIONEERS, VALUERS, ETC.  Kootenay Street, next door to Oddfellows'Hall  P, O. Box G33 NELSON, B.C.  QUEEN'S HOTEL  BAKER   STREET.   NHLSON.  Lighted by Electricity and Heated with Hot Air.  Zmjrf* comfortable bedrooma aad flrat-.  claaa dlnlnf room. Sample rooma for com--  merclal mam.  RATES S2 PER DAY  JVJrs. E. G. Clarke, Prop.  Late of the Royal Hotel, Calcary  l-Iadden House ����l"��ZV  The only hotel In .Nelson that baa remained under one management since 18ML  Tbe bed-rooms are "well furnished and  lighted by electrleu>.  The bar la always atocaea Dy the best  domestic and Imported liquors aad cigars,  THOMAS MADDEN, Proprietor.  HOTEL   ROSSLAND.  Third door from Grand Central Hotel  on Vernon Btreet Best dollar a day  bouse in town. House and furniture new  and flrst class in every respect. Lighted  by gas. Room and board $5 to |6 per,  week. No Chinese employed here.  J. V. O'LAUGHLIN, Proprietor.  Bartlett    House  Formerly Clarke Hotel.  The Best $1 per Day House ln Nelson.  Ncno bub white help omployed.  Tho bar the  best.    G. W. BARTLETT, Proprietor  R. REISTERER & CO.  BB_W_B8 AND B0TXUSB8 OV  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  Prompt and reg-lar delivery to the trade,  BREWERY  AT  NH-JSON  OYSTER COCKTAILS  AT   THB  MANHATTAN.  OYSTER COCKTAILS  AT  THfi  MANHATTAN.  The   Manhattan  JOSEPHINE STRKKT  ALL THE BE8T BRAND8  LIQUOR8 AND CI0AR8. ilk  V  IN  If   <i      !  J"     I  -I     i  If)  ���I.--  W.-i  H    (  if'  Ijl  !*���  ft)  *r  Hi'  r  I  ii.  ft  I1  if f  4  'i  *���  11,  !  . C'  M'  ���ft  Il J1  II  I  THE  ISTELSON  TRIBUTE,  THURSDAY  MORNING   JANUARY 30, 1902  i**** *** *********  Hi  S  Hi  ��  Oi  Hi  ��  Hi  Hi  Ht  ft  ft  ft  HI  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  j_  *  Hi  3  Hi  if.  THERE ARE A FEW LINES SUITABLE FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS WHICH  WE ARE OFFERING AT VERY LOW PRICES.  English, French and  American Perfumes.  Hand Mirrors  Ladies' Traveling Oases  Ladies' Dressing Cases  Gents' Traveling Oases  Ladies' Purses and [Card  Oases.  Gents' Purses and Wallets  Chatelaine Bags  Perfume Atomizers  Hair Brushes of all kinds  W. F/ TEETZEL & CO.  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ��  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  9  RAILWAY TIME TABLE  CANADIAN PACIFIC SYSTEM  LEAVE  7:15 a. m.  Daily.  CROW'S XKST RAILWAY  Kuskonook, Creston, Movie.  Cranbrook, "Marysville, Fort  Steele, Klko, Fernie, jMichel.  Blairmore, Frank, Macleod,  Lcthbridgo, Winnipeg, and  all Eastern points.  ARRIVE  (5:15 p. ni.  Daily.  % I** *** *** ************ *** ***************************&  Lawrence Hardware Co.  IMPOETEES A_TD DEALEBS IN  Shelf and Heavy Hardware  LEAVE  6:10 p. m.  Daily  6:10 p. ni.  Daily  8 a.m.  8 a. ni.  COLUMBIA & KOOTENAY  RAILWAY  Robson, Nakusp, Arrowhead.  Revelstoke, and all points east  and west on ClMl. main line.  Robson, Trail nnd Rossland.  Robson, Cascade, Grand  Forks, Phoinix, Grooiiwood  and Midway.  (Daily except Sunday)  Robson, Trail and Rossland.  (Daily except Sunday)  ARRIVE  10:10 p.m.  Daily  10:10 p.m.  Daily  10:10 p.m.  11:35 a.m.  LEAVE  10 a. in.  AGENTS' .rOE-rO-escenV Oantonj and Jessop's Steel, Bennett's Gutta Percha  ���iruse, Jenokes'; Ore Oars  Hamilton Powder Company's'Blasting.Powder      '    _   _   .   ���.       x\   n  and Dynamite__ ..\0.   . NOlSO-l,    J3. I.  SLOCAN RIVER RAILW'Y  Slocan City, Silverton, New  Donvcr. Tliree Forks, Sandon  (Daily excopt Sunday)  ARRIVE  3:10 p. m.  LEAVE  1 p. 111.  i p. in.  KOOTENAY   LAKE  STEAMBOATS  Balfour, PilotBay, Ainswortli  Kaslo and all Way Landings.  (Daily except Sunday)  Lardo and all points on the  Lardo & Trout Lake Branch.  (Tuesdays, Thursdays and   Saturdays.)   ARRIVE  10:10  a. m.  11 a.m '  Bailroad, Mill, Mining and Bnilders' Supplies  TELEPHONE 89.  R. a BOX 827.  Nelson Saw & Planing Mifis  CHARLES HILLYER, President.  .LIMITED.  HARRY HOUSTON, Secreta-y.  "'Hare just received 3,000,0' feet of logs from Idaho, and we are prepared tp end the largest bill  of Umber of any dimensions or lengths. Estlmatesj^ven at any time. The largest stock of sash  doors, and mouldings In Kootenay. . '-������''������.��� *J  COAST LUMBER OF ALL KINDS ON HAND  . OFFICE AND YARDS!   CORNER HALL AND FRONT STREETS.  SALE  AT LOW PRICES  THE STOCK OF  J. G. BUNYAN & CO.  WILL BE SOLD AT REDUCED PRICES  FOR CASH ONLY  J. A. KIRKPATRICK  MORTGAGEE  GEEAT NORTHERN SYSTEM.  LEAVE  Depot  9:10 a.m  Mount'in  lOt-0 a.m.  DaUy.  LEAVE  Kaslo.  7 a.m.  Nelson  6:00 p. m.  Daily  NELSON &  FORT . SHEP  1?ARD RAILWAY  Ymir, Salmo, Erie, Waneta,  Northport, Rossland, Colville  �� and Spokane.  Makrng through connections  at Spokano to the south,  east and west.  KOOTENAY LAKE  STEAMBOATS  Balfour, PilotBay, Ainsworth  Kaslo and all Way Landings.  Auction Sale!  HOUSEHOLD FURNIT-BE  Acting under instructions from Mrs.  B. Sims the undersigned will offer for  sale by public auction the jvliole of her  very desirable household furniture and  effects, on the premises on Stanley  street, between Silica and Carbonate  streets, commencing on the afternoon  of  THURSDAY,  JANUARY  30TH.  at 2 o'clock sharp.  Among the articles to be offered for  sale are  DRAWING ROOM FURNISHINGS  BED ROOM SUITES  DINING ROOM FURNISHINGS  KITCHEN RANGE AND UTENSILS  CARPETS, BOOKS, PICTURES  CHINA, GLASS, SILVERWARE  HOUSE PLANTS  It is expected that it will take two  days to complete the sale of the goods  to be offered, but during the sale the  premises will bo comfortably heated by  hot air.  TERMS CASH. Goods may be inspected on the mornings before the sale  commences.        '"  Charles A, Waterman & Co.  AUCTIONEERS.  Depot.  f>:15 p.m.  .Mount'in  o:59 p.m.  Daily  .ARKIVE  Kaslo  9:?0 p. m.  Nelson  10:30 a.m.  Daily  committee. Dr. Hall and F. W. Swannell  appeared for the board and satisfactorily  explained the items ol* the estimate and  the report of the confeience will be submitted to the next meeting of tho council.  The Masonic ball which was arranged to  be held in this city on February Sth has  been postponed until the first week in  April.  G. H. Barnhart, superintendent of the  Ymir mine, arrived in the city last evening.-The mine is closed.down until tomorrow on account of the death of J. Roderick  Robertson.  '  The plan for the Stabat Mater performance was opened yesterday at McDonald's  fruit store. There has been a good sale of  tickets, and tlie prospects are good for,a  large house.  The current issue of the Westminster, the  official organ of the Presbyterian church,  has the following item, which is of interest: "Rev. Robert Frew of Nelson, has accepted charge of a small church in Constantinople, Turkey, in the hope of r'e-  sainin��� his health."  KOOTENAY  COFFEE GO.  ���*******************.**.***.  Coffee Boasters  Dealers in Tea and Coffee  *********���*���*���****.***.***.***.  We are offering at lowest prices the besb  _rades o Ceylon, India, China and Japan  Teas.  Our Beat, Mocha and Java Coffoe, per  pound  $   46  Mocha and Java Blend, 3 pounds  1 00  Choice Blond Coffee, 1 pounds  I 00  Special E.\end Coffee, 0 pounds  1 00  Rio Blend Coffoe, 6 pounds  1 00  Special Blond Ceyloa Tea, per pound 30  A TRIAL ORDER SOLICITED.  KOOTENAY COFFEE 00.  ; Telephone 177.  P./p. Box 182.  WEST BAKSR STREET, NELSON.  ������'S'S'S'8'a'a'-^'a'*'*'-s'a'&'s'*��'^'a'^''^''S'*_'*'>|a>'_'^^***��'_-*��'*��^-��^-**^ .  ^^99999999999999999999999999999999999999^  to  to  to  to  to  BYERS & CO.  ESTABLISHED 1892  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  -&  Portland Cement  Fire Brick  Fire Clay  Sheet Iron  T Rails  Ore Cars  Blowers     Exhausters  Pumps  Graniteware  'Tinware  HARDWARE AND IRON MERCHANTS  HEATING STOVES  COOKING STOVES  AND  RANGES  STORES AT  <M  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  S  to  to  to  to  to  to  to   * NELSON, B. C. KASLO, B. C. SANDON, B. C.    S  . .^'C:&fc^&fc&&Sti;St:SJ;5tSfc_t:S;&_tSfc;S;_t _&&&&&&��: &*-&-.&&&&&&_��: ����:_?.  .<^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^*^'^*:  |        To Save Money      ������������ j  to Buy shoes now.. Enormous reductions made this month to clear out the odds to  JjJ and ends. All felt goods below cost. See our special bargains on Side Tables JS  to   Manitobas, Arctics, Cardigans and Leggings at. Cost.   One Hundred pairs of  to  F. J. Kelly, a well known mining man  from Sandon, arrived in the city last evening on the Spokane train after an extended  tour through Oregon, California and Washington. He has returned to attend a meeting of the directors of the company, which  will meet early in February.  Legitimate  What is likely to prove an interesting  trial came up for hearing at the police  court yesterday, when a charge was preferred against Edward Smith for selling  intoxicating liquors without a license on  his premises, situate on Baker street. A.  M. Johnson appeared for the accused and  the city solicitor, P. 13. Wilson, appeared  for the city. The case was remanded until Friday mornin-r.  A meeting of a number of citizens was  held last evening for tne purpose of arranging a race meet on the river while the  ice is good. It is known that a number of  good horses are to be found in the Kootenays and lt is thought that an excellent opportunity is now available of testing their  merits. For that purpose a small committee  has been appointed to work the matter up  a.nd ascertain the prospects of support in  the affair.        ���-' ' -  Furniture, Carpets, Linoleums, Fine Pictures, Blankets, Etc.  In addition to our already high-grade and low-marked goods,  we will offer for Co 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. McArthur & Co.  FURNITURE DEALERS  The illness of A. B. Gray terminated fatally last evening at his residence on Cedar  street, between Vernon and "Lake streets.  For the past few years the deceased has  .made. Nelson his,.headquarters in_ connection with the Kootenav agency of R. P.  Rithet & Companv of Victoria. In commercial circles Mr. Gray was one of the best  known men In the province. He took part  in one of the enrlv rushes to the Cariboo,  but later returned to Victoria where for  manv years he carried on a wholesale dry  goods and liquor businoss.  ACPMfLETELINEOF  .Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  I004I and coast.   .  Flooring  local and coast).  Newel Posts  Stair Bail  Mouldings  Shingles  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  of all klnda  or what rou want is not in stoob  WE WILL MAKE IT FOB TOD  CALL AND CUQT PRICKS  Jjy   Mens'. Fine Shoes regular $4, $5, and $6. all Genuine Goodyear Welts.  Tour  to   choice for $3.  tloyal Shoe Store  to  to  [g   L. A;lGODBOLT,~Prop. THOS. LILLIE, Manager  :_-S.V_.-^.>JK.-g,0_>-:S>     --���-B.^--^--���a^^^a���a'^���a���^^S���a���^R^S'&���&'S^a^JS^^���a���-S���-^���'^^^���^^'^^^'^^^*^  ���0m'i9'T2999i*&9999-���-��������<_��'-_3'-0*9-Tn-i?- 0*-0*-0*-0?-09-0*^^-0*^-0?9999999  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  *^  Carman, Vancouver; W. A. Allen, Vancouver; Rev*. 'Dr. AVhittington, Vancouver; 1-1.  Cord'ell, Vancouver; Amos Godfrey-and A.  J. .Thomas, Nanaimo; "George .A. Nelson,  Lindsay; J. M. Allen and wife, Kaslo; A.  T_ Davenport, Spokane; D. W. Moore,  Trail;  W. H. S. l'eard, Medicine Hat.  THE   BIG  Schooner  BEER OR HALF-AND-HALF  Slaughtering    Sale  . For the next thirty days I will giv"e  a great slaughtering sale on all lines m  stock' consisting of boy's and men's  clothing, furnishings, hats and caps, and  boots and shoes. In order to make room  _or spring stock I must slaughter some  of my'present stock and also to give my  many customers the benefit thereof.   ���  SONS OF ENCLAND DINNER  CITY A-fD PIS TRIO-,  The new fire bell has arrived and will be  placed in posilion today.  Harry McBeath, of the postofllce staff,  has resigned his position and i.s now at  Klko.  The only mining record yesterday was  tho granting of a certificate of work to _,.  A. Campbell on the Iron Age mineral  claim.  The adjourned meeting of the Trades and  Labor Council will be held this evening In  the Miners* Union hall. One or the chief  questions to be dealt with is the malnten-:  ance of a more vigorous agitation against  the employment of Mongolian labor.  Information was laid yesterday, against  Fred Gough by John Boyle for assault.  A warrant was issued for the arrest of the  accused, who was taken in charge by P. C.  Heavener. The case will come up for hearing at the police court this morning.  The funeral of the late J. Roderick Robertson has been arranged to take place at  New York at half past three o'clock this  afternoon, and we are Informed that tho  services will be of the very shortest and  simplest nature, thus aa closely as possible  ndherirg to Mr. Robertson's expressed desires. Many touching messages, all testifying to the general high esteem In which  the deceased was held by those with whom  he came in contact, have been received.  Mrs. Robertson and her family are much  affected by these, and would havo us express their gratitude for them.  The furniture sale at the residence of T.  .1. Sims yesterday was largely attended.  Only a part of tho goods were sold, and  the sale will be resumed at tho same hour  and place today, and every day this week  until everything is disposed of. This afternoon the contents of the drawing rooms,  conservatory and bedrooms will bo offered.  During the continuance of the present interruption to navigation the C. P. R. traffic  for ICaslo and Kootenay lake points, and  Crow's Nest and eastern points will be  handled from tho union depot. The train  rr.aking connections for Ciow's Nest and  eastern points will leave the station at 7:15  a. m., and for Kaslo and Kootenay lake  points at 4.p. m.  Rev. J. 15. Morgan, late pastor of the  Eaptist church, loaves tomorrow for Rossland, where he will assume the pastorate  of the Baptist church in that cllv. No provision has as yet been made for the supplying of the Baptist services here, and beyond the continuance of tho Sunday school,  the services will, it is understood,' be suspended for some time.  There was a meeting of tho school board  of the city council and the school board  yesterday afternoon for (he purpose of discussing the school estimate which was submitted to ihe city council at their last  meeting and referred back to the school  New Officers Installed  The Sons of England had a merry time  at the Waverley hotel last evening, where  a banriuel had boon arranged in honor of  the presence in the city of tho Rev. liro.  Clinton, district deputy supervisor of the  lodge. After tho edibles had been accorded  duo attention the president of tho .society,  J. M. Lay, proposd a toast to the king,  which was followed by the singing of the  national anthem. The toast to the army  and navy was coupled with the names of  Messrs. Blaney and Kelly. The supreme  grand lodge was responded to by Rev Bro.  Clinton, who in an eloquent address reviewed the work and growth of the society  during the thirty years of its existence,  and also touchlngly referred to the loss  Englishmen had sustained about a year ago  in the death of their beloved queen. This  toast wa.s also responded to by _\ J. Star-  key, as the district deputy. Sister lodges  wa.s responded to by C. Hillyer and R. G.  .Toy. The newly elected oilicers was responded to by Bros. Lay, president, and Eli  Sutcliffe, vice-president. The old members  was responded to by Mr. Bullock, who was  ono of the charter members, and the only  iono of the original seven who i.s now a  member of the society, in a humorous and  characteristic speech he reviewed the early  history of the movement. The toast to the  Macs was associated with the names of  McGuire and McLeod; the retiring oilicers  to Messrs. Morley and Deacon; visiting  brothem to Messrs. Graham and Gouchcr.  and the toast of the ladies to Messrs.  Crease and Hawthorn.  During the evening the toast list was interspersed with a number of P. Criddle's  characteristic songs, which were loudly encored. Vocal selections wero also rendered  by brothers Winters, Hawthorn, and Rev.  J. TT. Graham.  . Prior to the banquet the newly elected  officers of the society wero installed at the  lodge room in Fraternity hall by the supervising district deputy. Rev. Bro. Clinton,  assisted by past presidents Bros. Graham  and Goucher. and district deputy Starkey.  Tho following are the new oilicers installed:  Bro. McGuire, \V. P. P.; .T. M. Lay, \V. P.;  Eli Sntcllrfe. W. V. P.: AV. Blaney, chaplain; E. McLeod, secretary; F. Hawthorn.  O .Newllng. anil A. R. Sherwood, committee; C. Hillyer, inner guard; 10. Clark,  outer guard; G. Hawthorn, J. N. Davison.  Vi. A. Creaso and T. Morley, auditors and  trustees.  Ui-__Hi!  HAM, AND LAKE STREETS. KELSO*  VICTOR  ROCK  lOe  THE ONLY GOOD BEER  IN  NELSON  217'and 219 .  Baker Street  J. A. GILKER  BISCUITS  CHRISTIE'S CREAM SODAS.  CHRISTIE'S WATER ICE   WAFERS  Also all kinds of Sweet Biscuits fresh, from the factory.  BLUE   RIBBON   TEA.  Houston Block  Nelson, B C.  J. A. IRVING & CO.  Corner Silica and  Stanley  Sts.  E. J. CURRAN, Proprietor.  ELM  Hockey Sticks  Boys Sticks    .  Hockey Pucks  Ping Pong   .  , 40c  . 25c  . 35c  $3.20  Canada Drug & Book Co.  He Tells a Great Story  VICTORIA, ..anuary 29.���J. Hepburn left  for J^ondon today to enlist capital in tho  greatest mining discovery that tho world  has ever known, tho rich conglomerates of  Indian river, 2S miles from Dawson. Minors who had worked in tho South African  gold Holds were attracted to Indian river  by the similarity to the rich deposits of the  Rand. Thoy carried their investigations  further to the neighboring benches, and  discovered that the escarpments of ,the Indian river valley wero composed of immense masses of conglomerates, identical  in composition with thoso which have  yielded so many millions in treasure in  South Africa. A superficial prospect of the  deposits satisfied the miners that they were  gold bearing, and subsequent examinations  at various points revealed the fact that the  stuff carried from $1. to $200 to the ton. J.  Hepburn of 'Victoria, who has secured an  option on i;a of these claims, loft for London today to enlist capital. He says, that,  without exaggeration, one of his claims  carefully examined by a competent mining  engineer will yield .$(;1,0011,000. Ho says that  there are enough of the conglomerates to  keep 20,000 stamps at. work for one hundred  years. Coal has boon found within a short  distance uf tho property.  Powe: Succeeds Dobeli  QXIRP.RC, January 2_���William Power,  Liberal, wsa elected to the house of com-  ���"  ns today by acclamation, replacing JDo-  I "bell. _ . . _    ...   -....  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that I Intend to  apply at the next sitting of the board of  llcensa commissioners for tho City of Nelson, to bo held after tho expiration of  thirty days from tho date hereof, for a  transfer of tho retail liquor license now  held by mo for the "Grand Hotel," situate  on Vernon street in tho City of Nelson, on  tho east half of lot 4, block 2, sub-division  of lot 95, group 1, West Kootenay district,  to John Biomberg of the City of Nolson.  GUS  NELSON.  Witness: A. BENSON.  Dated this second, day of January, 1902.  JEALES-Am  AND  NOTIOE.  IN THE SUPREME COURT OF BRITISH  COLUMBIA.  In tho matter of the Winding Up Act,  Chapter 129 of tho revised statutes of  Canada and amending acts, and In the  matter of tho Athabasca Gold Mine, Limited.  Notico Is hereby given that the honorable  the chief justico has fixed Friday the 17th  day of January, 1902, at the hour of 11  o'clock in the forenoon at the Law Courts,  New Westminster, British Columbia, as  the timo and place for tho appointment of  an official liquidator of tho abovo named  company. J.   J.   CAMBRIDGE,  District Registrar.  CERTIFICATE   OP  IMPB0YEMENTS  Notice: Ray of Hope mineral claim, situate In tho Nelson mining division ,of  West Kootenay district, located on Duhamel (Six-mile) creek. Take notice that I,  Charles W. Busk, free miners' certificate  No. 50,825, as agent for W. J. Goepel, free  miners' certificate No." 50,500 John Paterson, free miners' certificate No. 50,727, and  self, intend sixty days from the date hereof to apply to tho mining recorder for a  certiflcato oC Improvements for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the  above claim. And further tako notice that  action under Section 37 must bo commenced  beforo the issuance of such certificate of  Improvements.  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, Nolson, one No. 130S,  for $5S payable to William Harper; and ono  No. 1330, for $05.50, payable to H. Mcintosh.  Suitable reward will be given for tho recovery of the same. Address David Murphy,  Erie, B. C.  INSUBANCE BBOEERS  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 oi  two year's time without inteiest  Ward Bros.  833 West Baker Street, Nelson.  NOTICE  To the Public and Union Men :  Tho Trades and Labor Council of the City  of Nelson have declared all hotels, restaurants and saloons employing Chinese in or  around the premises unfair to organized  labor. The following do not employ Chinese  in such capacity:  VICTORIA HOTEL _  CLARKE HOTEL  TREMONT HOTEL  MADDEN HOTEL  S l-I E KB.ROO K E HOTEL  GRAND CENTRAL HOTEL  LAKK VIEW HOTEL  ROSSLAND HOTEL  GRAND HOTEL  KLONDIKE HOTEL  JOHN SPEAR  MANHATTAN SALOON  BODEGA SALOON  GLUE POT SALOON  CLUB  HOTEL  IMPERIAL RESTAURANT  KOOTENAY HOTEL  IMPERIAL SALOON  WAVERLEY HOTEL  ATHABASCA SALOON   NonbTopliEETiNa  The annual meeting of the Cooks' and  AVaitors' Union, . No. Ill, Western Labor  Union, will be held Sunday,. January 26th,  at 8 o'clock sharp, for the purpose of electing '0111001*8 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.  GOAL  FOR  Now is the chance to partake of some  of the best bargains ever offered in the  Kootenays.  The sale is genuine, the stock new and  the prices away down.  Call, get prices, examine goods and  be convinced that I am offering the  greatest bargains ever offered in Nelson.  DOMESTIC  OR  STEAM  USE  General Agency, Telephone 265.  W. P. TIERNEY  BAKER   STREET,  NELSON.  Tklkfiiokk 115  ORDER YOUR  Telei'iione 39  COAL  PROM  NELSON FREIGHTING AND TRANSFER CO.  ANTHRACITE A.ND ROSLYN  ALWAYS ON HAND  Office: Baker Street,  WEST TRANSFER GO.  N. T. MACLEOD, Manager.  Teaming and Transfer Work of  all  kinds.  Agents for Hard and Soft Coal. Imperial  Oil Company. Washington Brick, Limo &  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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