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 ESABLISHED  1892  WEDNESDAY MORNING,  JANUARY 29,  1902  DAILY EDITION  SUBPBISEB AGAIN  MONTREAL SCHEMERS ARE  WORSTED  JUDGE LANGELIER REPUDIATES  JUDGMENT UPON WHICH THE  MANDAMUS  WAS  ISSUED  MONTREAL, January 28.���The mayoralty tangle was all smoothed out today. This morning objection was filed  to the mandamus, when, to everybody's  surprise, it was discovered that judge  Langelier repudiated the judgment upon  which the writ mandamus had been issued. Tlie explanation given was that  the issue was due to a clerical error. All  the judge would do yesterday was to  order that the opposition should be  given nine days to prepare arguments.  That will bring the argument in on Saturday, the day of the elections, and  consequently too late to be of any avail.  Therefore Wilson Smith and~Cochrane  are left alone in the field, with chances  in favor of Cochrane's election by a  large majority. The Prefontairie people  it is now said will ask for an injunction postponing the election.  Allen liner Corinthian for Liverpool  last night. It is rumored here that the  imperial authorities have asked for two  thousand more Canadians for South Africa. Honorable Dr. Borden, who is  here, however, says he has heard nothing of it.      Petition for Compensation  WINNIPEG, January 2S.���A petition  was presented to the legislature today  by Thomas Taylor, M. P. P. for Centre  Winnipeg, calling upon the legislature  to grant reasonable compensation to  liquor dealers and property owners, in  the event of the Manitoba liquor act being enforced. The petition was one of  the largest ever presented to the legislature having nearly 8000 signatures attached.          DELIRIOUS WITH PRIVATION  A committee of fifty, fully representing  every class in the community, was formed and lists will be sent to every portion  of the province. Subscriptions have  been limited to ?1 and it is hoped that  the call will be largely enough responded to to enable the committee to erect  a suitable memorial to the memory of  the man who devoted his time and  means to the relief of distress and frequently denied himself the common necessaries of life that he might give to  those in need. The officers of the committee are J. S. Clute, mayor of Rossland, chairman; J. S. C. Fraser, of the  Bank of Montreal, treasurer and Messrs.  C. S-. Wallis and Edwin Durant, secretaries.  PEACE MOOTED  BRITAIN RECEIVES OFFER  FROM HOLLAND  LOSSES WERE ABOUT EVEN  Kitchener's Weekly Report  LONDON,   January   2S.���A   long  dispatch from lord Kitchener, dated Johannesburg, Monday   January   27th,   gives  details of the military operations since  January 21st.    They are mostly unini-  '��� portant, but indicative of continued activity on the' part of the Boers.    Gen-  . eral Methuen's yeomanry got into trouble near  Rietolei,  Western  Transvaal,  and lost eight men killed, five wounded  and 41 made prisoners.    The prisoners  have   since   been   released.     This   was  offset by general Bruce Hamilton's pursuit of the Boers   in   the   vicinity   of  Ermeloa, Transvaal Colony, resulting in  the disposal of a Boer laager at Nels-  pan.    The' Boer' losses were two men  killed,   four   wounded   and   ninety-four  made  prisoners,   including field   cornet  Devilliers,  captain De Jager and  Lod-  wate De Jager, a former member of the  first Volksraad.     In   addition,   colonel  Plummer captured 55 Boers., .Lord Kit-  ��� chener reports that field.'.'cdrnet Bodes'  command   quarrelled   while   discussing  the question of surrender.    Bodes, and  three of his followers surrendered.   The  other encounters have already been reported.    The week's Boer  losses were  31  men killed,   20  wounded,  322  made  prisoners" and 53 who surrendered.  Canadians After Championships  NEW YORK, January 28.���Two speed  skaters from Toronto, F. J. Robson and  L. C. Piper, have arrived here to take  part in the American speed skating  championships, which will be held at  Verona lake, at Mont Clair, New Jersey,  next Friday and Saturday. Several  more Canadian experts will be here before Thursday, including A. Pillcie, W.  Coldwell and Z. St. Marie, of Montreal;  G. Beliefueille, of Rat Portage, and  ^.Tam^^BSswelir"6f^Winnipeg>---These-  men expect that, their hardest opponents  will be the Verona lake team, Sinne  Rudd, the "Terrible Swede" and Wood  and the New York A. C.. team, Saiger,  Thomas McDonal, Swan and Sarony.  Another entry, who is likely to hustle  the boys from across the border, is  Bernard McPharland of Verplanks.  Terrible Suffering of Americans  MANILA, January 28.���General Chaffee has curtailed his trip and returned  here today.   He says he found the conditions   apparently   satisfactory   everywhere except at Samar, where the continuous rain during the past two months  has  retarded the  campaign,   especially  against  such  an   elusive   enemy.   The  condition of captain  David  S.  Porter's  marines, who took part in the expedition into the interior of Samar, is much  worse than previously described.    They  suffered   fearful   hardships,   and.   were  without food for several days.   The natives   who   accompanied   the   marines  claimed that they were unable to distinguish the edible roots, which the marines did riot believe.   The anger of the  marines against the natives is intense.  None  of  the latter  returned  with  the  marines.      The    marines .suffered    so  acutely from  starvation  that  they  ate  raw  flesh of two  dogs.   When captain  Porter and the first three of his men  staggered into camp they were delirious,  and difficulty was experienced in ascertaining the whereabouts of their companions.   Williams, of the first infantry,  headed the. relief expedition in the face  of a heavy rain storm, which flooded the  rivers.    He  succeded  in  reaching - ten  men  who   would   otherwise. have   certainly perished.   He found them all delirious.   Two of the men were discovered  in the branches of trees, barking like  dogs.    Some "of the marines are so ill  that they are not likely to recover. General Chaffee has endeavored to obtain  full details of the trip of the marines,  but captain Porter is not yet able to  lucidly explain matters.  Navigating the Clouds  -MONTE CARLO, January 28.���Santos  Dumont made a trial ascent of his airship today. Everything worked smoothly. The vessel readily answered her  helm in the light breeze prevailing.  After a tour of the harbor Santos Dumont steered his craft back to her shed,  Santos Dumont made a second trip  during the day. He was out 45 minutes  and sailed in three different directions  over the open sea, performing evolutions  with ease and rapidity at a heght of  about one hundred metres.  Perished in the Snow  GREENWOOD, January 28.���[Special  to The Tribune.]���It has transpired that  tlie man, George Wells, whose death was  reported yesterday, was in Greenwood  on Friday and not Saturday as previously stated.    He called at Boundary  Falls hotel about dusk on the way home.  When  the proprietor went to supper,  Wells was sitting near the stove in the  bar, but had left for his ranch before  the   former   returned.    He   was   seen  near Kerr's ranch,   where . he   had   to  leave the main road, crossing the Boundary creek and follow the trail up. the  hill to his own home.    It is supposed  that whilst walking up the hill leading  his horse he was overcome by the cold;  for marks in the snow showed he had  fallen down, got up again and proceeded  up the trail where  he   fell   a   second  time.   Apparently he  held  his  horse's  bridle rein for some time.    Snow was  much trampled by the horse near by.  The body lay there all Saturday and  was discovered on Sunday.    The horse  was found a short distance away but  still saddled.   The coroner decided that  an inquest was unnecessary.   D. A. Hol-  brook, who has a half interest in the  Well's ranch, is arranging the  Deceased came to this district  the '90's.   He stated that he had been in  Texas and Mexico previously.  WOULD LIKE TO ACT AS DIPLOMATIC   AGENT   FOE   THE  BOER   DELEGATES  ROBBED   OF  HIS   REASON  Gordon Has Been Identified  HALIFAX, January 28.���John Gray,  who enlisted from British Columbia as a  member of the Canadian Mounted Rifles,  and who is under arrest here, under the  name of Walter Gordon, for murder  committed two years ago at Whitewater,  Manitoba, has been identified as Gordon.  When he enlisted he gave the name  ,of_next^of^kin= as^J.Jjprdon, Brooklin,  Ontario.  Murdered in Church  " CI-HLLICOTHE, Ohio, January 28.���  Joseph Cox shot and killed Howard Ratcliffe at church Sunday evening at Eagle  Mills, 15 miles cast of here. Cox had  been paying attentions to Ratcliffo's  sister and Ratcliffe strongly objected.  Cox took Miss Ratcliffe to church last  night, and when Ratcliffe saw them together in the church he at once assaulted Cox, who drew a weapon and fired,  the ball passing through RatclifCe's body.  Ho fell in the aisle and expired amid  the shrieks of the terrified women. Both  men are of respectable families and are  school teachers. Ratcliffe married a  sister of Cox. Cox was arrested and  taken to McArthur today. "  Criminally Responsible  MONTREAL, January 28.���The coroner's jury today held Arthur Laurin,  the son of Cyrille Laurin, the well-  known horseman, as criminally responsible for the death of George W. Smith,  the negro trainer, employed by his  father. Young Laurin got into a quarrel, during which Laurin shot Smith,  who died in a few hours. Smith came  here from New York last August.  Farewell's His Royal Cousins  ZERLIN, January 28.���The prince of  Wales left Berlin today on his way to  Strolitz. Emperor William and prince  Henry of Prussia bade him farewell at  the railroad station. There was much  kissing between the royal cousins, but  the public maintained an attitude  cool indifference.  of  Fraser River Bridge Contract Let  VICTORIA, January 28.���The Dominion Bridge Company, of Montreal, are  the lowest tenders for tne superstructure of the Fraser river bridge, at Westminster, the figure being $411,000. A  number of tenders were slightly higher  than this. For the substructure the  tender of David Bain, Westminster, is  the lowest and is about $260,000, with  Armstrong, Morrison & Balfour, Vancouver, next, which is nearly $300,000.  Other tenders were considerably above  this amount. It is understood~"fhat engineer Widdels estimate for the complete bridge was $730,000.  Want 2000 More Canadians  HALIFAX, January 28.���The second  detachment of the Second Canadian  Mounte'd Rifles, squadrons "A," "B" and  "C," left Halifax on the transport Victorian at two o'clock this afternoon for  Kouth Africa. The troops were escorted  from the barracks by a band of the  Sixth Princess Louise Fusiliers, and  were Cheered by thousands of citizens,  Who lined the streets. The Canadian  nurses for South Africa sailed oii the  Lumber Trade Suffering  OTTAWA, January 28���G. E. Son-  tron, Canadian commercial agent for  Norway and Sweden, in a report received here says that the lumber industry of that country is seriously crippled  through low water. The pulp factories  all over Europe are being compelled to  reduce outputs from the same cause.  A GrueBome Entertainment  HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, January 28.���Weston Keeper and Henry  Rowe were hanged today in the presence  of 1000 persons for the murder of cashier  Charles W. Ryan of the National Bank  of Halifax, on March 13th last.  By an Amateur, Hypnotist  SPOKANE, January 28��� Insane as  the results of a hypnotist is the sad  fate of Hans Younger, who was this  morning ordered committed to the insane 'asyluim Younger is the man who  since last Tuesday night is said to have;  been under the influence of a hypnotic  -delusion. At 1-1 o'clock-last night-.he-  was awakened by Sherman Nelson, an  inmate of the county jail, and since that  time Yotinger has been greatly improved. He is entirely relieved of the rigid  condition in which he remained for the  greater part of the time since last Tuesday night, but is now insane.  Saturday morning Younger was taken  to the county jail. There Sherman Nelson, an inmate of the jail, who professed  to be a hypnotist, worked over the Dane.  It was certain that Nelson had some  power over him. He succeeded in relieving Younger of his rigidity and got  him to walking around the jail. Nelson  left the man for a snort time and he  went back again, to find his patient  again rigid.  All day Saturday and Sunday Nelson  worked over Younger. Sunday afternoon he succeeded in arousing him to a  great degree. Nelson then put Younger  to sleep under his own influence, and  at 11 o'clock last night again aroused  him. There was a great improvement.  Since then the unfortunate man has  -lept'and'eatenrbutT-as'the'haggard'and"  wornout appearance of a crazy man.  Nelson claims that the man was certainly hypnotized, and believes that to  be the principal cause of the insanity.  He thinks that the hypnotic spell has  been almost entirely removed by his  efforts, but that the man's mind is almost gone as a result  In Search of the Condor  VICTORIA, January 28.���Tlie British  survey steamer Egera sailed from Es-  quimalt this morning to search for the  missing Condor. She is the fourth vessel to sail, the Grant, McCulloch and  Phaeton being already out. The Egera  is the last of the fleet at Esquimalt and  only two torpedo destroyers, both out  of commission, are in port. The only  other vessel available for the search is  the Canadian steamer Quadra, which is  at her wharf here.  Time Worth $290 Per Day  SEATTLE, January 28.���J. J. Paller,  a mine owner of Toronto, has sued the  local steamship company for $5000 damages as a result of his being held on the  Southern Pacific in quarantine for 21  days.  In Memory of "Father Pat"  ROSSLAND, January 28.���At a numerously attended public meeting held  here last night it was unanimously resolved to open a subscription list for  a memorial for the late "Father Pat."  Mining Men Squabble  C. E. Fielding, one of the locators of  the famous Arlington mine in Slocan,  has filed in Spokane his answer in the  suit brought by Frank Watson against  him and asks for $32,000. Watson had  started suit against Fielding for $9700,  claimed to be due for services rendered.  Fielding's. answer makes some serious  charges against plaintiff Watson, claiming that the misrepresentations he defrauded Fielding out of stock in the  Arlington mines to the value of $32,000.  LONDON, January 28;���The government leader, A. J. Balfour, announced in  the house of commons today that no  overtures for peace had been received  from.any source authorized to speak on  behalf of the Boers. A communication  was received late on Saturday last, from  the Dutch government, which was now  under consideration. Mr. Balfour hoped  shortly to lay the communication and  the reply to it before the house.  In  this   communication , the   government of Holland has offered, in the most  friendly terms,   to   help'  in   bringing  about peace in'South Africa.   The Dutch  government suggests that ^it might be  permitted to act as a sort'of diplomatic  agent for the Boer delegates, but the  government expressly disowns any attempt at   intervention ��� and   does   not  mention any terms,   It vraia learned by  a representative of the Associated Press  that the British"government;infers that  it would not have been approached unless  the  Dutch  authorities  were  convinced that the Boer delegates now in  funeral. I Europe were willing to accept the car-  early in    ,}jnai points of the "British peace terms,  so frequently'announced ih^parliament.  Lord Lansdowne,   the  foreign   secretary, replied in friendly terms to.the  Netherlands' proposal, but he.instituted  inquiries in order to ascertain "the'extent of the   powers   delegated   to   Mr.  Kruger and the other Boer representatives in Europe to.act in behalf of the  burghers in the field.    Great' doubt: is  expressed at the foreign office here as  to whether any negotiations ..carried on  by the Boer delegates through the Dutch  government,   or   other   channels,-. will,  prove, effectual.   If satisfactory, guarantees in this respect can be secured, negotiation- will be immediately- commenced.  LONDON," January 2S.---Ttie announcement of 'A. J. Balfour, go'yernment.leader  in the house of commons 'today, that'rip  overtures  of ��� peace - had  been received  from- any  authorized" source ;to  speak  in behalf of the Bo'ers, but that.a.communication was received late Saturday  from.the Dutch government, which was  how under consideration, caused a sensation   in   the   lobbies   of   parliament.  Lord  Rosebery   is-   generally   credited  with having brought about this movement on the part of the Dutch government.    It is recalled that Dr. Kuyper,  the Dutch premier, in an interview published about Christmas time, was represented to  have argued the impossibility of Holland's intervening in South  Africa unless she had reason to think  that both   parties   wished   it.     Consequently it is regarded as certain that  the present move was inspired by the  Boer delegates.  The Petit Bleu, of Brussels, the. organ of the Krugerites, flatly denied last  night that the Boer delegates had  charged any one to make a peace proposition, and professed to be in entire  jgnorance of the Dutch communication.  "^"TEe^Hague^correspondent^of-the-Daily  Mail claims' to have ascertained that Dr.  Leyds inspired the Dutch foreign secretary, who was further advised by professor Asser, the international jurist,  and adds that Dr. Leyds, the European  representative of the Transvaal,, is apparently attempting to draw Mr. Chamberlain, the British colonial secretary,  to disclose the terms conditional upon  the waiving of independence. The  Daily News this morning claims credit  for the initiation of the peace movement. This paper says that after lord  Rosebery's speech at Chesterfield, they,  sent Dr. Bischop, who was recently counsel for the Dutch government before the  compensation commission, and who Is  neither a Briton nor a Boer, on a mission to the continent to invite the Boer  delegates to a consideration of the base  of negotiations which lord Rosebery  suggested, namely to grant the Boers  self-government on the Canadian model;  no unnecessary prolongation of the military occupation; complete amnesty to  colonial rebels and to Boers, and grants  of money to enable the Boers to restart  their farms. Dr. Bischop had a long  conference with the Boer delegates on  the continent, with the exception of Mr.  Kruger. But he was assured that the  ex-president had delegated his authority, and that it was not necessary to  see him. According to the paper, Dr.  Bischop persuaded the delegates to hold  a conference and discuss the proposals.  Then followed the visit of Dr. Kuyper  to London.  furnished for South Africa would be  allowed colonies by the imperial government.  LONDON, January 28.���There has  been no dispute between the colonies  and the war office in regard to the payment of colonial troops. Canada, Australia and New Zealand expended large  amounts in behalf of the war offlce, and  in making up the bills, some of the  business-like Australian premiers added  three per cent commission. The war  offlce referred the matter to the colonial office. The question was raised by  William H. K. Redmond, Irish Nationalist, in the house of commons today  and the war secretary, Mr. Broderick,  replied that such a commission was  customary for local expenditures in behalf of the imperial government,-and  that it would be allowed in the case of  the colonies.  to adopt towards the bill passed In February, 1SS9, rescinding the Jesuit exclusion  law. Count Von Pasadowsky Wehner, the  Imperial secretary of state for the interior.  In reply referred to the deeply rooted apprehensions of the Protestants in regard  to the re-admission of the Jesuits into Germany and to the necessity for tho most  mature consideration. He said the Bundes-  ratli's decision might be expected during  tho present season.  OIL  INSPECTION   ORDERED  By Minister of the Interior  .OTTAWA,   January  28.���At   the   request of the minister of the interior,  the minister of inland revenue has ordered the officials of his department to make  an   investigation   into   the   complaints  offered in the newspapers against the  quality of some of the coal-oil being  sold this winter in Manitoba and the  Territories.     While   the    government,  like its predecessors, cannot guarantee  the quality of coal oil, it is anxious that  the consumer should be adequately-protected.   Properly manufactured coal oil  that  stands  the  government  tests   to  which it is subjected before it is allowed to leave the Canadian refinery or  cross  the   Dominion   boundary,   should  produce a good illuminant.    If the oil  is inferior when   it  reaches   the   consumer,    the    investigation    will    show  where the responsibility rests and permit of a prompt remedy, j Dr. Barrett,  inspector of inland revenue, has been  instructed to order his inspectors who  are  located  at  various  points in the  Territories   and   Manitoba,   to   collect  samples of the coal oil offered for sale  and to submit these to the gravity and  flash tests .which the law requires they  must-at all times stand.    If any of the  samples stand the test but are nevertheless \ complained about they will be forwarded to Ottawa for chemical analysis.  The same will be done in regard to oil  which    stands   the    tests,    but   which  through its color or any other cause is  looked upon with suspicion by the inspectors. ,.The inspectors will report in  detail to Dr.. Barrett with respect to all  'samples they- take, indicating how they  stood the tests; the name of the retailer,  the name of the manufacturer, whether,  the oil is   domestic   or   imported,   etc.  This will   at   once   show   how   much  ground there is for the complaints, and  on whom the blame, if there   is   any,  rests, and will indicate what kind of  remedy should be applied and where.  Says Soul is not Immortal  NEW YORK, January 28���In a sermon on "Immortality," the Rev. Charles  Parkhurst, in the Madfson Square Presbyterian church, declared against the  popular evangeical belief that all souls  are immortal. He expressly gave it as  his opinion that the scriptures do not  teach immunity of a soul from death,  and that the soul must be taken "care of  in this life, else it will perish utterly,  either at the death of the body or after  a longer or shorter period of the life beyond the grave. Dr. Parkhurst said in  part: "There is nothing in scripture  that encourages us to think that a soul  can^keep^from-dying-any-more-than-a,  body, unless it is taken care of. There  is no warrant from the bible or from nature for supposing that a soul carries  within itself a policy of insurance  against its own eventful obliteration."  The sermon is attracting some attention  owing to the fact that most Presbyterians adhere to a beher in the doctrine  of immortality for the soul.  Outbreak of Anthrax  BERLIN, January 28.���Tho presence of  anthrax in a most violent form has been  discovered among cattle near Weisenberg,  near here, but the cause of death was always attributed by the veterinary to arsenic poisoning. Neighbors were accused of  doing poisoning and hardcwords.and strife  were the- result. Cattle continued to die  and only now has the cause been discovered. The carcases of the dead animals  have been buried on the farm where they  died, and as a result almost the entire farm  Is now contaminated.  RILEY WINS OUT  VICTORIA   GOES  LIBERAL  AT LAST  THE PROVINCIAL  CAPITAL HAS  BROKEN AWAY PROM ITS  OLD POLITICAL IDOLS  KNIGHT HINSEY ACQUITTED  Court of Chancellors Unanimous  CHICAGO,    January   2S.���After   twenty-  three  sessions,   a  committee  of  five  past  chancellors   of the   Inter - Domain   Lodge,  Knights of Pythias, has unanimously voted  to acquit John A.  Hinsey of the charges  brought  against  him." Mr.   Hinsey  is  the  former heacl of the insurance department  of the Knights of Pythias. Charges of mismanagement and  misappropriation  of  the  department's funds were made against him  at tho meeting of the supreme lodge In Chicago last July. A few weeks ago he was-  tried    on    the    criminal    charge    brought  against him before judge Dunne and acquitted.   The  trial in  the order,  however,  was   of   different   character.   For   twelve  years Hinsey was the head of the endowment bank, and resigned a year ago. The  supremo   lodge,   in  session   last  July,   an  nouneed   a   shortage   ot  $500,000  had   been  found,  that  the loss  had  endangered  the  existence of the department of which he  was the head, and sixty-three charges, including embezzlement, submitting false reports, and misconduct and mismanagement  of  the  insurance  department  were  made.  Five  past    chancellors    of    Inter-Domain  lodge, Messrs. McCormick,  Wright, Davis,  Phillips  and  Godding,   were   appointed   to  try Hinsey, and they began the hearing of  evidence  last   September.   At  tho  twenty-  third session,  just concluded.   Ih6  verdict  of acquittal   was   rendered.   The   evidence  which   the   defence   produced   was   to   the  effect that $500,000 had been loaned on good  security and had since heen paid back to  the treasury. In another paragraph Hinsey  was charged with appropriating to his own  use $1726 while he was secretary, of a Milwaukee lodge in 1S93, and this charge \yas  also'disproved. ... .    ���    .  ;  GATES SWINGING OUTWARD  VICTORIA, January 28���The' bye-  election, for the seat made vacant in  the house .of commons by the retirement  of colonel Prior, was held here today.  The election resulted in a victory for  George Riley, Liberal, by 421 majority  over Frank S. Barnard, Conservative.  The election was a quiet one. The victorious candidate held a procession,  headed by a band tonight. Riley is the  first Liberal sent to Ottawa by Victoria.  He contested the Victoria seat in tlie  last general election, in company with  candidate Drury, but was unsuccessful,  Messrs. Prior and Earle, the Conservatives,  securing  comfortable  majorities.  CONDOR'S BOAT IDENTIFIED  Attempted Suicide  DAVENPORT, Iowa, January 28.���  Baron Otto von Schaezler, who was recently brought Into prominence by renouncing his claim and title to ancestral  estates in Germany because his wife preferred to live in America, has attempted  suicide by shooting. He was disarmed  after inflicting a flesh wound and is  now held a prisoner in the county jail.  A few weeks ago his wife obtained a  divorce.  What, the War Has Cost  LONDON, January 28.���A supplementary army estimates of ��5,000,000 was issued today, making the -total expenditure for the army during the year ��92,-  915.000.  WILL PAY THE COMMISSIONS  Upon Colonial Expenditures  TORONTO, January 28.���The Evening  Telegram's London cable says: "John  E. Barlow, Liberal member for Promc,  in the house of commons today asked  whether those colonies which have expended money at the request and on  account of the war oflice have charged a  commission, and if so at what rate per  cent and whether it was the intention of  the government to pay such commission. Sir John Broderick replied that  the usual commission of three per cent  on local expenditures tn connection with  the raising and equipping of contingents y  Wants Normal Training Stations  WASHINGTON, January 28. ��� The  advantages of establishing a naval training station on the great lakes was presented to the house committee on nval  affairs today by representative Otjen, of  Milwaukee. He pointed out the large  number of naval enlistments from the  lake regions, the records of the navy  department showing the seventy per  cent come from the district having Chicago as their centre.  Yale May Go to England  NEW YORK, January 28.���Yale men  are talking of. sending their varsity  eight to England this year, says a Journal and American special from New  Haven, Connecticut. The negotiations  with Harvard for aperies of races drag,  and a trip to England is being talked up.  American Emigrants for Canada j  WINNIPEG, January 28.���J. Obed Smith,  immigration commissioner, returned yesterday : from a trip to the Soo line. He-went  -out in connection with, tiie reception of a  large.number of immigrants from the  United States. Immigration accommodation  will be required at a number of points.  Tlio two places already selected, at which  immigrants will be accommodated, are Hal-  brito and Milestone. The movement, Mr.  Smith says, has already commenced, but it  would be advisable that settlers should not  be . encouraged to' come too early in the  year. When questioned as to the probable  number expected from the United States  next year, he said he could not yet form  an estimate, further than it would he quite  safe to say that there would be at least  twice a.s many as came in last year over  the Soo road. The number of Americans  who came in by that route last year was  1S.000. and therefore Mr. Smith's estimate  is 3G,000. The land along the Soo line which  sold for $3 an acre a year ago is now on  tho price list of the railroad companies and  others at from $1 to $7 an acre, and the  demand is very great.  The writ for the Portage la Prairie bye-  election for the Manitoba legislature was  Issued todav. Nominations will be ready  February. Gth, and polling, If any, February 13th.  Senators Were Turbulent  -WASHINGTON,   January   28.-A   Philip-  Little Hope for Missing Vessel  VICTORIA,    January    28.���The    steamer  Queen City, which reached port this afternoon, reports that the boat found by tho  Indians about four miles from the Ahousett  reservation on January 6th, was undoubtedly that of the Condor.    The   boat   was  white  painted,   17  feet  long,  clinker  built  and  had, round'_ hardwood  panels   on  her.  bow with the brass letter "C" In the center. There was also the naval broad arrow,  on her stem, and below this, were the figures   "XVI"- in Roman   numerals,    below,  were  the  letters ; SUB  or  SHB,  with tha  .cross bar obliterated.  Below  this was SH  ��8, evidently "the contraction for Sheerness  1898, she havinb been built at that yard In  that   year.   She   had  two���, galvanized  iron  gripes, an Iron ring six Inches in diameter,  four  pieces  of galvanized iron  chain  two  feet long,  marked with the letters M.  T.  and S. K.  There was a small hole about  one foot long by six inches on the port side  of her bottom;    No further news was received of the wreckage found marked "Red  Rock."  At Cape Beale a gold watch and  chronometer have been washed ashore. Tho  chronometer is of English make,  and the  watch Is number 55S33. It had a long square,  link, gold chain,    and on the back of. the  watch is   a   Maltese   cross   with /a", green  stone.    These  are  believed   to   have  como"  from  the wreck which was broken up off  Cape Beale.  They were found  near there  by the lighthouse keeper at Cape Beale.  VICTORIA, January 28.���The Times o_  this city, prints a story of wreckage having been found from the Condor-near Al-  ebrni. When the geographical position ot  Alberni, at the head of the long canal running from Berkley Sound, is considered,  this seems Improbable. No news has been,  received in confirmation and it is regarded  as a fake. The Queen City spoke the Grant  at Uclulet, and no report was given of tha .  finding of wreckage. The Grant was ..bound  to Ahousette to secure the Condor's boat.  H. M. S. Egeria did not leave to search, for;  the Condor on the West Coast until this  afternoon.  The Queen is Indisposed  WINDSOR, January 28.���Queen Alexandria is again slightly indisposed, owing to a cold, which has caused a postponement of king Edward's return to  London.   Lord Dufferin is Worse  BELFAST, January 2S.���The marquis  of Dufferin was weaker this morning.  Doctors arc in constant attendance upon  the sufferer at Clandeboyeu.  Prominent Citizen Dead  Scotia,    January    2S.���  a  prominent   citizen   of  TRURO      Nova  Clarke   Archibald,  this town, who has been missing for  was  found  dead   in   a  brook   back  town reservoir this morning.  a week  of  the  German Exclusion Law  BERLIN, January 2S.���"Herr Spahn in bc-  half of the Centrists interpellated the government in tho Reichstag today regarding  tho attitude of the Bundesrath was likely  pine storm was centered-in-tlie~senato~for  nearly three hours today, but was void of  definite results. At times it looked very  serious, and the spectators who thronged  tho galleries watched it with breathless interest. Not since tho discussion of the resolutions leading up to the Hispano-American  war have any scenes In the senate, com-  parublc with today, taken place. Even that  debate lacked the personal bitterness manifested at times today. When the discussion  was ended for the day, the chair felt called  upon seriously to admonish senators that  the rules of the body had not been observed, and after reading the rule, which  had been violated, he expressed the hope  that senators would in the future* have a  care to observe It. Such an admonition has  not been mado by the presiding ollicer of  tho seriate for many years. Prior to the  outbreak of the Philippine question the senate concluded the consideration of the bill  establishing a department of commerce  mill passed It. Tho name of the new department wns changed to the department  of commerce and labor.  Lindell Hotel Destroyed  ST. LOUIS, January 28.���Two hundred  and thirty guests of tho Lindell hotel wero  driven from their apartments into tho  street last night by raging flames, which  wrecked the adjoining buildings at Seventh!  street and Washington avenue, and threatened to sweep away the hostelry. Women  were carried from the upper floors by elevator and down the stairs in a fainting  condition. Mothers with infants ln their  arms groped their way through the smoke.  Me"n"dragged"tbeir"trunks-after"them=down-  the broad stairway of the hotel and clerks  in the ofllco hastily procured valuables of  the guests from safes and vaults and carried them to places of greater safety. Tho  losses suffered by the concerns will bo approximately $300,000.  Easy to Purchase Supplies  LONDON, January 2S.���In the house of  commons today Gerald W. Balfour, president of the board of trade, rather contemptuously dismissed an amendment to the ad-  dross in reply to the speech from the throne  at tho opening of parliament, proposed by  II. Seton-Karr, Conservative, regarding the  old time question ot the food supply in war  timo, saying that the sunjeet w:is threadbare, and that so long as the United Kingdom retained command of the seas, it was  quite sullicient to depend upon the ordinary  operations of supply and demand. A system  of national granaries would necessitate an  outlav of .1*30,000,000. He added that war  risks ought not to entail a rise of more  than 10 i>er cent in the price of cereals.  Tlio government saw no reason to appoint  a committee of inquiry on the subject.  Firemen Receive Serious Injury  ROCHESTER, January 28.���A four story  brick building, occupied by the Rochester  Machine Screw Company and the W. W.  Hutchinson Company, carriage trimmings,  and the Brighton Manufacturing Company,  was destroyed by lire this evening. The  loss i.s roughly estimated at between $50,000  and $tl0,OfK),' practically covered by Insurance. Eight firemen who were at work near  the walls, were burled under a mass of  brick and Iron, and all were badly injured.  Contract for a $6,000,000 Bridge  MONTREAL, January 2S.��� A contract  was signed today with the New York construction syndicate, of which F. Slnare is  president, to construct tho Montrcnl-Lon-  gueull bridge, which will be used by the  Rutland railway company and connections,  for an entrance to Montreal. The estimated  cost of the bridge and terminals is $0,000,000.  The Colombian Revolution  PANAMA, Colombia, January 28.���Tho  government steamers Boyaca, Chucuito and  General Campo, sailed from here today in  an attempt to break the blockade of Agua  Dulce, where the revolutionary fleet was  last seen, and to communicate with general  Castro. The government has sent strong  reinforcements to resist any attack on Colon. General Pinto with 3000 men ha3  tnnrched from Call to Bogota to reinforce  tho government troops at the capital.  Victoria Sealers Securing Crews  VICTORIA, January 2S.���The schooner.*  ot the Victoria sealing fleet, who will carry  Indian crews, were all reported at different  points along the Island coast by the Queen  City. All were securing good complements  of Indians and having no difficulty In getting their crews.  The steamer lyo Maru of the Nippon Yu-  sen Kalsha line arrived tonight on hep,  maiden trip from the Orient.  A Mine of Pure Silver  NE1HART, Montana, January 28.���Two  prospectors, Dave Llewellyn and W. H.  Marmon, who aro leasing the O'Brien mine,  have struck" what is believed to be a mine  ot pure silver. They have secured thirteen  tons of ore which Is almost malleable. An  average assay is 18,000 ounces, which gives  a value to the ton of nearly $S000 ln the  white metal.  Have Struck Oil  BAKER CITY, Oregon, January 28.���AI  messenger has arrived in Baker City, bringing with him a bottle of the first oil struck  in tho Malheur basin. The oil was obtained  at a depth of 110 feet. The oil analyses 78  per cent liaralllno.  Another Railroad Combine  PITTSBURG, January 2S.-The Pittsburg  & Western Railroad Company was formally transferred to the control of tho Baltimore & Ohio today and oilicers elected. ThQ  road will be operated as a division of tha  Baltimore & Ohio.  Great Loss of Timber  HUNTINGTON, West Virginia, January)  28.���Half a million dollar's worth of timber was swept out of Guynndotte river today by tho breaking of booms. Great damage Is reported along the streamby the un>-  usually high water stage. di^itMM%-n%-i>Si-T,m  M  I  lip  1  IvSI  lr'l  THE tfELSOK TKIBUtfE: WEDNESDAY MOENING, JANUARY 29, 1902.  .*3*5S3��������S5^ to ���**  w ��� ���  to  l  IT*  to  ii  to  31  to  ��  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  ib-  M HUDSON'S BAY  iNCORPORATKn 1670  co_m:jp-A-nsr^r  DAINTIES IN FINE  GROCERIES  DAINTIES IN  iMPORTEP SWEETS  DAINTIES IN FINEST BISCUITS  DAINTIES IN WINES AND LIQUORS  DAINTIES  IN  CIGARS  DAINTIES IN EVERYTHING TO EAT AND DRINK  IFMS-ttf COMPAM  BAKER STREET, NELSON, B. 0.  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  WINTER  SPORTING  GOODS  We have a full  line of  MOW SHOES  In the popular  shapes  BEAR PAW  MOUNTAIN  AND  MILITARY  That will not hreak  HOCKEY  STICKS  ffn  w  00- 0*1 ' 00- 00 ��� 00- *0 - 0C0' ^ ' 00'~00'0m1  00' 0*1-00  ,00 .00 . 00   -  -_S*"<_fc��' ��3����'gato*-  SLEiaES and SLEDS that will travel  faster than any others  to  tefeS.��&S.��S.�������$*:# *-��*����������������#  \M  MORLEY & LAING  BOOKSELLERS AND STATIONERS  BAKER STREET. NELSON. B. O.  Showrooms Mason & Risen Pianos.  machinery men are particularly slack.  There are American boilers, engines,  pumps, hoists, and other mining machinery gent into the Yukon country,  when Canacjifin firms can supply articles every bit as good. They have the  tariff in their fayor, top, and if some of  them had the energy, they could assuredly capture the. trade. There are  other instances, too, but this is one particularly noticeable."  Mr. Christie will leave for Ottawa  next week, but will return in March and  go to Dawson over the ice.  to ���   | WE WILL  CONTINUE  DURING   THIS   WEEK  ��he ��*cttn*tte  5UBSC-33PO-ON BAOSBS.  Daily by mall, one month  ,....*....$   80  Dally by mall, three monttta  X -��  Daily by mall, "Six months ....:,...>..i. 2 W  Daily by mail, one year  6 uu  Semi-weekly by mall, three months ��.    BO  Semi-weekly by mail, six months ..... 1 w  ��� Semi-weekly by mall, one year  2 ��J  Postage to Great Britain added.  ADVERTISING  BATES.  Display advertisements run regularly    ���  per inch per month -?4 00  It' run less than a month, per inch per  insertion    ....;     25  Classified Ads and Legal Notices, per  word for first insertion       1  For each additional insertion, per  word       %  Wholesale and Business Directory  Ads (classified) per line per month.    50  Notices of meetings of Fraternal Societies and Trades Unions, per lino  per  month     25  Address all letters���  THE TRIBUNE ASSOCIATION, Ltd.  John Houston, Manager. Nelson, B. C.  'M-M-M-I-M-H-M': ���H"M"M-M-M-I"M  ���*>  NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS  BY  CARRIER";  On Saturday next, subscribers I ���*}���  whose Tribunes are delivered by j -r  carrier will, be expected.to. pay ��� ���*  the carrier TWENTY .CENTS, the r *  subscription price for the current' -f  week. *  ....'���  ���' +  ���M-MrW-W'-M-W-"  with the QjLfiawa authorities, and that  for the future the two administrations  would be working in double harness }n  the financing of such railways as the  development of this province may require. So far from.this being the case  it may be said that premier Dunsmuir's  latest letter to sir Wilfrid shows matters to be in exactly the same position  as they were before minister Wells cast,  his hypnotic influence over the federal  cabinet. Premier Jhinsmuir is still urging upon the federal authorities the  claims of the province for consideration,  which may be acpepted as evidence that  they have not as yet been acceded to,  and from the language in which premier  Dunsmuir's letter is couched it is manifest that he is willing to strain a point  jr two in order to secure favorable consideration. The. premier's open letter  to the electors on the points at issue  appears in another column;  KITCHENER'S  DIFFICULTIES  THERE IS PLENTY OF MONEY  Perhaps the most important statement made by premier Ross the other  day, in the course of his budget speech  in the Ontario legislature, was. his frank  admission that the Liberal party j is  steadily putting distance between itself  and the free trade theories, which, wh^ile  in opposition were its chief stock; in  trade. From the policy which has been  pursued by premier Laurier and his colleagues during their several years i in  oflice some intimation of this kind was  to be expected, and it is therefore not  surprising .that it was left to the head  of the party's forces in the premier province to break the news to the exponents of Liberal principles who were  doubtless experiencing some difficulty  Jn^preaching^the-old-tenets-years-aftcr  the necessities of the Dominion required  the heads of the party to conform to  the fiscal policy of the Conservative."*  which they had fought while in opposition. There is no misunderstanding  of tlie Liberal party's" change of heart  as given out by premier Ross. He say-  frankly that the Conservative government, at Ottawa, was the first, several  years ago, to strike out in the direction  of protection to a point for which modern Liberals were all aiming. Now will  premier Ross, or some other leader, explain why the Liberal party waited so  many years before taking the electorate  into its confidence with respect to so  vital a change in its policy?  The return of candidate Riley in Victoria, to fill the vacancy in the house ol  commons caused by   the   unseating   ol  colonel Prior, was not unexpected.  This  gives the Liberal party five out of six  British Columbian seats, of which one  at least has been Conservative since thc-  province entered the confederation.   Incidentally it may be said that the outcome of   yesterday's   election   has   not  added to the lustre of Messrs. Helmcken  and McPhillips as political generals, nor  can it be said that it has improved the  chances  of  candidate   Bodwell   for  the  provincial bye-election.   It will be somewhat surprising if as the result of yesterday's   contest   some    very   material  Changes are not made in the line-up for  the contest over the seat rendered vacant in the legislature by the resignation of J. H. Turner, and changes which  will give B. V. Bodwell every chance for  realizing that he is not the only pebble  on the beach.  Premier Dunsmuir's latest letter to  Sir Wilfrid Laurier, which is published  in Sunday's issue of the Victoria Colonist, does not fortify the report that  commissioner Wells satisfactorily adjusted all matters grov/ing out of the  Dunsmuir government's railway policy  Available for Dawson's Railroad ->���'���  "There is no doubt whatever that the  Klondike Mines Railway is to be built,  and that construction will begin in the  near future, It will work wonders in  the whole Yukon regipu, ag it will render posible the working of many comparatively low-grade propositions, which  are now handicapped by the enormous  freighting rates."  J. A. Christie, of Vancouver, and alao  of the Canadian-YuHon Sawmill Company of Dawson, who has just returned  from Seattle, where he has been in consultation with E. C. Hawkins, is authority for the statement.  "There are any number of properties  in the immediate neighborhood of Bonanza and Eldorado creeks and alongjthe  tributaries of   Indian   river   Whicn ; in  any other country would be considered  extremely valuable,  but which  cannot  now be worked satisfactorily because of  the cost of  supplies.    These   must  be  packed in now, and the rates run as  high as $150 to ?1G0 a ton, whereas with  the railroad built,  the rate would  be  nearer to ?15 a ton.    The Intention is  to begin work on the line up from Daw-  ��6if to"Grand"Pdrksraboiit"twelve-milesr  as soon   as   possible.    This   should .be  completed by July.   The road will then  be continued either up Bonanza or Eldorado, and across the divide, which is  by no means a high one, to one of the  tributaries of the Indian ��� river, a distance   of   approximately   thirty   miles.  About eight miles above Grand Forks  the  highest  point of  land   is  reached,  and from this there is a down-grade to  all the tributaries not only of Bonanza  and Eldorado, but also of Indian river.  The   Indian   river   properties,   to   my  mind, will prove among the most valuable in the whole region.   It contains  a gold   bearing   conglomerate   deposit,  over eight   miles   long,   and   wherever  this has been worked,   or   even   prospected, it has been found of high value.  With the railroad to Dawson completed  you will see and entire change n conditions there.    Even as it is John Hepburn, a well-known Victoria man,  has  taken an option on some one hundred  ad fifty claims.   He intends to put a big  force to work this summer, and will go  over his property thoroughly with diamond drills.   He will put. in 1000 stamps.  Not only is gold plentiful, but coal has  also  been  found  on  Indian  river,  and  that is a discovery or hardly secondary  importance.  "As to the railroad itself," continued  Mr. Christie, "there is now every preparation being made for going on with  its construction Of the $500,000 required for this, $260,000 has already been  subscribed in Chicago, and about $40,-  000 in Omaha, while the balance will be  subscribed in Dawson.  "But the road will not stop at Indian  river. It will cross and continue to the  Stewart. Prospectors who know their  business have gone over the country between, and have made excellent finds,  but it cannot be said to have been thoroughly explored. There is every reason  to believe, however, that it will prove of  great value."  Taking up another line of thought Mr.  Christie ventured the opinion that Canadian merchants generally, not even  excepting those of Vancouver, were not  yet fully alive to the importance of the  Yukon trade.  "It is true," he said, "that about 75  per cent of the trade comes to Canada  now, and that is a vast improvement on  the old conditions, but'I see no reason  you will see an entire change in con-  why Canada should not get it all.   The  Included Army _temodelin��  After allowing for all that can-be said  In Ua fayor and'about Us necessity, it is  evident that the system ol! mobile- columns  under which the operations against the  Beers have been conducted for nearly a  year has not had the rate of success which  tlie vast expenditure in men, money and  horses should have secured, says a special  correspondent in the London Times. While  there is some reason in the contention that  it was necessary to have comparatively  large forces moving about when considerable b'o'dies of tlie enemy were still numerous, ���ff'aopearS" to "'observers here, as it  decs to observers' at' heme,' that the system  has been continued beyond'the t'i'me-wheh  it w'gs'anecessity *for the safety ot* the  general military situation, ahd certainly  beyond tlie time when it became qpnarent  that it was failing to affect the main purpose���that i.s the complete subjugation of  the enemy. The mobile columns combined  with the blockhouse system, have, it is  true, effected a great reduction in the cne-  n.y's forces, and in his power for mischief,  and we are. now undiubtedly in sight of the  finish but there are unmistakable facts that  tend to prove in detail a tremendous waste  of energy, which under another system  need not have occurred. ��� '  it can be shown that much of the. en-  9\  to  to  Special Low Prices on all  Dress Goods, Silks, Underwear, Ready-to-Wear Suits,  Skirts, etc.  A few Silk Blouses at cut  prices.  Some Special Bargains in  Remnants from every Department.  Carpets, Curtains, Portieres, Table Covers at cost.  ���^���^���'^���^���^������^���'^���^���^���^���5^sT',5-r**5^'^'��'^*a^'  to  to   to  SALE |  to  CLEARANCE  Your choice of our leading Jackets, regular $12,  $15 and $20, at $5.  "White and Grey "Blankets  at reduced prices.  to.  9\  9\  to  m  9\  n*RJ  ertfy in trekking has bee**, lost, it is'evident that under" a system where it would  have been usefully expended the progress  would'have been more rapid and less costly. Before writing 1 have been careful to  obtain opinions from military.men of all  classes���imperial officers, . officers on the  staff, and coljnial officers and troopers, lt  is easy for Mr. Winston Churchill to speak  out openly as he did at Leicester, but for  the correspondent in South Africa it is always a question of how far he should'go  in calling attention to matters affecting the  army in the Held. He has to consider expediency Uro'm a patriotic -mint Of view and  also as regards- hi- future' work. Restraint  is necessary in periods like the. year just  Is especially in periods like the year just  closing, when a long, wcarisime task is  being pursued by the army in the field,  and a heavy burdensome bill is being piled  up for the people at home. It 'may do no  good and much evil to create additional  dissatisfaction in either. Before proceeding  further, then, let it be clear that all that  follows is directed against the army system and not against the chief in South Af-  rif:a-     '  Nine out of the ten men here will agree  in saying that under the difficult conditions and with a sterotyped army system  lord Kitchener has done wonders. Bis  work, after many months Is telling, and  bv his Dlpckh'ouses he is making sure, if  somewhat slow, progress towatds finality..  He is gradually picking out the men who  can do the required work, and it is questionable if there exists another in the  army who could have so well disentangled  himself from the meshes of traditional  procedure The army appears to have been  a sort of forcing bed for ineffectiveness.  Lord Kitchener can at least claim that  during his command in South Africa he has  =cleared--llio"gfOUtid^a^bit-and=giveh-many-a-  promising young "effective" the chance to  avoid being choked down by superiors ol:  less merit than himself. Whenever a new  line has'been struck by leaders of columns  or corps, of squadrons or troops, tho commander-in-chief is never slow in recognizing the work, and usually there is promotion and reward. That is, of course, if he  know,!*. It is to be feared that in many  cases he never. knows. Reports of work  done usually reach him, as a rule, only  from oilicers commanding columns or districts,-and it depends upon them whether  tho chief shall be fully informed or liot.  For the same reason it is difficult for him  to know of ineffectiveness, at least during  the early period of a general's command.  Later, when some months hove gone by  with little result, no doubt lord Kitchener  will see that something is wrong, and tho.  general so distinguishing himself will go  home or to India, where he will take up a  fresh command in peace and quiet until  another war breaks out.  The  commander-in-chief  had   to  take on  on the task with the army us It existed in  1!)00.   There  were  many  generals   Lhen.    A  general must keep the force he commands  commensurate   with   own  dignity  and  Importance. Consequently there were* generals  with   large  forces    fqjlowing    each    other  around tlie country cherishing the vain idea  of  catching up  and  capturing   Hoer commandoes. ��� Their transport must also be in  proportion   to   their   rank.   As   thoy   went  around the country their outfit would keep-  growing by the addition of Cupe carts and  wagons, ��� oxen   and   horses,   till   they   were  like    great    traveling    menageries.      Lord  Kitchener gradually broke up  these divisions of the army and made them into smaller units. Ho gained the advantage of having   more   men   from  whom   to  select  his  loaders   and   he   has   gone   on   progressing,  steadily  in  tho discretion  of  the  selection  of   the   fittest   In   both   men   and   methods.  If the  progress has  been  slow,  T  for one,  having seen th'e start, will not blame him.  He had to judge when it was possible and  convenient   to  make  each   new  departure,  and   the  only  criticism   that  appears just  would   be   that   there   might  have   been   a  more   resolute   breaking   up   of  commands  and   a   keener  demand   for  steady,   speedy  results, and probably fewer restrictions on  tho  press.  It may be guessed   that  mobile  columns which have done nothing and yet  have remained In the field for a time, have  done  both  hy  reason  of tho general  commanding. So the mobile columns went on,  and  in  some cases still  go on,  to the disgust and discontent  of many of the troops  and   to   the   wearying  of  the   all-suffering  imblic.  9\  ft  toi  ���Ai  36   BAKER   STREET  NELSON,   B.C. 3  ^���*����������� ���'"������*>��� ^^���>  "^���^k,^K;,*_k-^-'^,'':5^>_K-'8?J*^J^i ��� 00-00-00-00^0^S>'^>-_St'���'^5���^5���_55'���5<,���"^������^5���*_��^,  minster,' president of the Vancouver,  New Wesminster, Yukon & Northern  .Railway Company, paid a visit to St.  Paul, ,ancl among other things which  were discussed by himself and Mr. Hill  was the construction or the line of railway in question, Mr, Hendry did not  go to Mr. Hill with any visionary  scheme; he took and laid before the  railway magnate a large amount of data  concerning the resources of the country  which would be tapped by the road. A  large amount of this data Mr. Hendry  secured in "Vancouver and some he received at Butte, Montana, from the capitalists who are behind the Britannia  mine. Furthermore the prospects of the  trade to be done with the farming and  mining districts of the interior were  laid before Mr, Hill.  Should it be decided to go ahead with  the road, it is.likely that a subsidy will  be asked from the provincial government and also one from the Dominion  government.'It is stated that from Vancouver the road will-run-along the north  shore of the inlet to Point Atkinson,  thence up the eastern shore of Howe  Sound and; through the Meadows and  on to Quesnel:  Nelson Opera House  THURSDAY 30th  JANUARY  THEIR BIG RAILROAD SCHEME  Will Span the Dominion  When a second trans-continental lino  was projected it was thought to be a folly,  an. impossibility, a project which could only  spell overwhelming disaster, anu tne men  wlio took hold of the deal seriously were  rcgarueU as oominnung themselves to a  wiiu-oat project wnich was bounu to be an  absolute failure-from, tne start.  And yet this is nothing less than the  dream of Messrs. Mackenzie l- Maun, wno  aro certanuy not..visionaries by any inea'ns,  but, on the contrary, two of the-hardest  headed men ni tlie country, 'jt'nese men  nave put their hands io many schemes,  which nave always been properly anu  abundantly financed before a sod was  turned; and in this case a second' transcontinental line will be realized, section.by  section,  until  the whole is complete.  For instance, as Mr. Mann stated today  =_t"_the"^Y\r*husb-���"liote^  miles of the system aro already completed.  When the whole would be in working order  he could not say. The intention was to fiill  in the gaps gradually, until the system was  continuous. vVhethor ihe line would lake a  northerly or soutlierly'direction. as it proceeded toward the Pacific lie could nol say,  but. in any case the penetration of the  Hookies would bo a cosily undertaking.  There was a general plan upon which they  were working, but it must not be supposed  that the undertaking would be carried out  as a whole for some time to come. They  had so far completed certain sections, and  each section was built' because the" country through which it ran needed it. Hitch  section Jiad mora than paid It's iixed  charges.  Asked as to whether ho thought a second  trans-continental line would bo a success,  Mr. Mann replied that as they had not  thought of putting that to a test at present,  he need not answer the question. They had  found sufficient development to justify pie  building of certain sections. As the 'development proceedJd other sections would  be built, and there need be no fear as to the  future, when each section was paying.  1'ower would be sought, Mr. Mann stated  at the next, session of the house to construct a line from Batowana Bay to .lames'  Bay, and also to conduct operations  through Ontario and Quebec, in which; province the ilavvkesbury bridge would be  used.���Montreal Witness.  Festival  Herr Steiner, Conductor.  C__tO_ST_rS  -55-  CHOEUS  "Sabat Ma! or"  "Ave Maiitv  "irallehijali Chorus"  "Cu,Valeria Rustic *nia  Prices ��1.00, 50 cents, 2,5 cents.  Plan opens at McDonald's Confectionery Store,  Baker .Street. Monday, 2!lUi January.  c o_Mi_P-A_isr^r  OFFICE-JBAKER STREET WEST, NELS0J-1, B. C. TELEPHONE ffO. 219,   P. 0. BOX 688.  fPRBLE, BUILDING STONE,  BRIC^ AND UN|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.  3 BY  MAIL ATTENDED TO PROMPTLY  Northern Railway Projected  The construction of a line of railway  from Vancouver to Quesnel, via Howe  Sound, and the Pomberton Meadows,  ��� under the charter of the Vancouver,  New Westminster, Yukon & Northern  Railway Company, is reported from an  authentic source as being' seriously  considered by Jim Hill.  Recently John Hendry of New "West-  The Situation at Nanaimo  Nanaimo has' once more attracted attention to itself' by the liveliness of .its  politics.   The latest phase of the political kaleidoscope there is' certainly not  without dramatic   "situations"  aplenty.  Here are two men who were at one time  as inseparable as Mary and her justly  celebrated  little lamb, now hurling all  sorts of verbal lyddite shells and pom  poms into one another's political economy,   to  the   small   diversion   of   the  Nanaimo-public���and a*few others outside the cyclone belt.    The position of  these gentlemen is certainly queer. Here  is  our  friend  Mr.   Hawthornthwaite,  a  fine manly young fellow, for whom we  have a great deal of' justifiable admiration, not only for his attainments, but  still   more  for  his   brave  but   hopeless  stand for principle.   But Mr. Hawthornthwaite is against everybody.    He denounces   with   equal   impartiality   and  heartiness    honorable    Mr.    Dunsmuir,  Joseph Martin, W. W. B. Mclnnes, honorable Mr. Turner, M. Smith and J. C.  Brown; so far as we have been able to  keep tally of the heads that have fallen,  the  only public  man  of any eminence  in  the  province   that   Mr.   Hawthornthwaite is not against is Smith Curtis.���  Ladysmith Leader,  PROVINCIAL BOARD OF HEALTH.  Regulations for dealing with the outbreak  of smallpox at the town of Fernie, li*ast  Kootenay...  Approved by l*is honor the lieutenant-governor in council the 17th. day of January, 1302.  HEALTH ACT.  On account of the outbreak of smallpox  in tlie town of Fernie it is hereby proclaimed:  1. That the town is in a slate of quarantine until further notice.  2. That no person shall be allowed to  Jeavc_the_to.wn_*iiuany-circuinstanccs-vvh.'it-  soever.  3. That all meetings in churches, l,od,{jes,  and schools and other public'gHtlierings are  hereby prohibited,  4. That no person shall under any circumstances hold any conversation whatsoever with any person quarantined, and no  person under quarantine shall atlempt to  break same, or cdmnlunvvaie with any outsider.  5. Any hotel-keeper, lodging-house koep-  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 tlie  medical health ollicer, giving the name and  occupation of, and other particulars necessary to properly identify, such person.  (J. Any person .having a rash on his body  shall notify the medical health oflicer on  the first appearance of same.  7. Under authority of the "Health Act,"  .it is hereby declared that all and every person not having a certllicate of recent successful vaoclnatlon';dntod within one year,  and further not- biting able to give proof  of same to tho satisfaction of the medical  health oflicer, shall at once be vaccinated.  S. After a period of seven days from this  date any person refusing lo present to any  public oflicer, who may demand it, proof of  vaccination, shrill be liable to the prescribed penalties under the "Health Act."  Penalties under the "Health Act:"  Any person who violates any of tho provisions of this proclamation is liable to a  fine, of $100 and to six (6) months' imprisonment.  Dated at Victoria this ICth day of January, A. D. 10U2.  CHARLES   J.   PAGAN,  Secretary, of Provincial Board of Health.  By command J. D. PRENTICE,  Acting Provincial Secretary.  OFFICE:  BAKER STREET WEST, HEISOfl, B. C. TELEPHONE NO. S��.   P. 0. BOX 683.  WHOLESALE DIRECTORY   ^^^M55?1J!H?.PLIBS'      '  \V. F. TI-ETZEL & CO.-COKNi-R OV  Baker and Josephine Streets, Nelson,  wholesale dealers iu assayers' supplies.  Agents for Denver Fire Clay Company.  -_-^!_*_^���*iS^    KOOT1-NA- ELECTRIC SUPPLY .-  Construction Company���Wholesale dealers  in .telephones, annunciators, bells, batteries, electric fixtures and appliances. Houston Block, Nelson.  PRSH AND SALT MEATS.  NOTICES OF MEETITOgJ  FRATERNAL SOCIETIES.  KOOTENAY TENT NO. 7. K. O. T M ��� j  Regular meetings first and third Thurs- ,  days of each month. Visiting Sir lCnights-J  are cordially Invited to attend. Dr W i  Rose, R K.; A. VV. Purdy, Com.; G. A. |  Brown, P. C. '  P. BURNS & CO., BAKER STREET.  Nelson, wholesale dealers in fresh and  cured meats. Cold storage.  GROCRIES.  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 oflice, situate at the court house, Ward  street,   Nelson.    This   notice,   in   terms  of  law, is equivalent to a personal demand by  me upon all persons liable for taxes.  HARRY WRIGHT,  Assessor and Collector,  Nelson Postoflicc.  Dated at Nelson, 13lh January, 1902.  KOOTENAY SUPPLY COMPANY, L1M-  Ited, Vernon Street, Nelson, wholesale  grocers.  JOHN C HOLD ITCH & CO. ��� FRONT  Street, Nelson, wholesale grocers.  A. MACDONALD & CO.-CORNER OF  Front and Hall Streets, Nelson, wholesale  grocers and jobbers in blankets, gloves,  mitts, boots, rubbers, mackiriaws, and miners' sundries.  J. Y. GRIFFIN & C���FRONT STREET,  Nelson, wholesale dealers'"in provisions,  cured meats, butter and eggs.  NELSON LODGE, NO. 23, A. F. & 1  A. M., meets second "Wednesday lnl  each month. Sojourning brethren!  invited.  NELSON AERIE, NO. 22, F. O. E���1  Meets second and fourth Wednesday o_l  each month at Fraternity Hall. GeorgoJ  Bartlett, president; J. V. Morrison, secre-  l-?1^S0N,.n��JA';-' ARCH CHAPTER NO. I  12.1, G. R. C���Meets third Wednesday. So-l  journlng compairiona invited. George John-1  stone, 'A.; Thomas J. Sims, S. E. |  TRADES AND LABOR UNIONS.  ___LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  T URNElC~BEE^-ol��r^~C?)^COR-7^  "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.  PROVINCIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE.  His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor in  Council has been pleased to mako the following* appointment:  BUSINESS DIRECTORY.    jmCHITECTS.  A. C. EWART, ARCHITECT���ROOM 3,  Aberdeen Block, Baker Street, Nelson.  DRAYAG__  FURNITURE, PIANOS, SAFES, ETC.,  moved carefully at reasonable rates. Apply J. T. Wilson, Phone 270, Prosser's Second Hand Store, Ward Street.  furniture!  .     MINERS' UNION, NO 96, W. F. of "M,- .  ; Meets   in   Miners'   Union  Hall,   northwes.1  i Sor.ner, o-" Baker and Stanley Streets, every!  baturday   evening   at   8   .'clock. -Vlsltlns;!  members welcome. J. R. McPherson, presl-1  dent; James Wilks, secretary. Union scalwl  ���� wages for Nelson district per shift: Machine men $3.50, hammersmen $3.25, muckers,   carmen,  shovelers,   and  other  underground laborers $3.  JOURNEYMEN  BARBERS'   INTERNA-,  tional   Union  of  America,   Local   No.   19ti>  r     s,��.n,.��3,  ,C*  ,Meet!*   every, second   a.ndlj  fourth Monday In each month, at S 6'clocltl  sharp.   Visiting members invited.  Eli  Sut-  clifte, president; E. DeMers, secretary.  LAUNDRY       WORKERS'      - UNION ���  Meets   at   Miners'   Union  Hall   on   fourthJ  Monday in every month at 7:30 o'clock d. ',  m. B. Pape, president; A. W. McFee, secretary. '  D. J. ROBERTSON & CO., FURNITURE  dealers, undertakers, and embalmers. Day  'phone No. 292, night 'phone No. 207. Next  new postofllce building, Vernon Street,  Nelson.  CARPENTERS'   UNION   MEETS  WED--  nesday evening of each week at 7 o'clock.,  in   Miners'   Union  Hall.   John   Burns,   ar...^  president, William Raynard, secretary.  PAINTERS' UNION MEETS THE FIRST*  and third Fridays tn each month at Miners''  Union Hall at 7:30 sharp. Walter R. Kee  -  president; Henry Bennett, secretary.  ,i?��^C?' ���ANr> WAITERS' UNION, NO.  141, W. L. U., meets at Miners' Union Hall'  second and last Tuesdays ln each month at  8:30 p. m. sharp. A. B. Sloan, president; J.  P. Forrestell, secretary; H. M. Fortler, financial secretary.  PLASTERERS' UNION MEETS EVERY  Monday evening ln the Elliot Block, at S?  o clock.   J.  D.  Moyer,  president; William  Vice, secretary,   p. o. Box 1(0. THB NELSON TRIBUNE: WEDNESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 29, 1902  BANK OF lONIHEAL  OAPITAL, aU paid np-..$12,000,000.00  REST ~   7.O0O.COO.O0  UNDIVIDED PROFITS       876 531.61  Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal ...Prosident  Hon. Gecrge A. Drummond Vice-President)  K. S. Cloi-ston Qeneral Manager  NELSON BRANCH  Corner Baker and Kootenay Sfcreote,  A. H. BUCHANAN, Managor.  THE CANADIAN  BANK OF COMMERCE  WITH WHICH IB AMALGAMATED  THE BANK  OF  BRITISH COLUMBIA.  HEAD OFFICE:  TORONTO.  Paid-up Capital,'      -     ���     -     $8,000,000  Reserve Fund,       ....  $2,000,000  ACCREGATE RESOURCES OVER 865,000,000.  Branches ln London (England) New York,  Chicago, and all the principal oltlos in Canada.  Bay and sell Sterling Exchango and Cable  Transfers.  Grant Commercial and Travelers' Credits,  available ln any part of the world.  Drafts Issued, Collections Hade. Eto.  Saving-s Bank Branch  CURRENT RATK OK INTEREST PAID,  Hon. Geo. A. Cox,  President.  B. E. Walker,  Qeneral Manager  IMPERIAL BANK  03J1    C-__.3-T____I_-__-  London Office, 60 Lombard Street. E. O.  New York;  Office, 16   Exchange   Place.  and 68 Branches in Canada and the  United States.  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT:  Interost allowed on deposits.   Present rate  threo per cont.  GRANGE V. HOLT,  Managor Nelson Branch  DEFENDING HIS POLICY  If the Province Cannot Control Railways it Will Not  Give Any Further Subsidies  Premier Dunsmuir has given to the  press another letter in which he sets  out his defence o_ his government's policy, more particularly in its bearing  upon the railway legislation of the last  session. This, however, is altogether  wrapped up in the matter, of the claims  of the province for a more generous  per capita grant from the federal government, as well as recognition of the  right of the province' to assert control  over railroads assisted, even after they  have been declared to be- for the general good of the Dominion. The letter  of the premier follows:  A few days ago in an open letter, to  the people of British Columbia, I out-  , lined in a general way my own position  and the policy of the government, and  now I wish to supplement my former  remarks with others, and incidentally  to meet the objections: that have been  raised. I have not been disappointed  with the reception with which the government's declaration has been received,  as I felt certain when our course of  action and policy were fully understood,  much of the opposition���the result of  misapprehension���would disappear, and  that they would be generally endorsed  by the electors moi-e especially when  they have read my letter to sir Wilfrid  Laurier, which I have permission : to  publish.     "-"���.���  Among other things, an impression is  sought to be conveyed���-more especially  that'our'representations'to Ottawa have  become an issue in the present federal  campaign in Victoria���that the government is endeavoring to create a feeling  of antagonism against the Dominion, by  the people of this province.   This is unfair and untrue.    In allthe correspon-  dece   with   the   Dominion   authorities  there is not a word of reproach, not a  breath  of menace,   not   a    single, unfriendly utterance.    I have gone to sir  Wilfrid  Laurier  in  perfect   confidence,  open and above board, because I have  all along believed him to be a statesman  who can rise above party c6nsiderations  whenever the interests of the country  are at stake, .and who Is willing to do  justice to all' sections of Canada alike,  it   is. quite  natural,   however,   that  he  will be influenced by his supporters in  British Columbia,.and if our representations at Ottawa ai*e not ultimately successful, it will be because they have not  had the   endorsement, and   support   of  those who are his political advisors and  friends,  or that the hostility of other  parts of Canada will prevent it.   It has  been charged that one reason why our  mission to Ottawa has not been so far  successful has been because we did not  take the representatives of British Columbia in the Dominion parliament into  _oiu*_confldehce,J^OnJ;hjsJj)Cca^niJiOW-r  ever, Ihave sent each of these representatives a copy of the letter to the prime  minister, -requesting   his   co-operation  and support-in.behalf of our claims.  In order that our case may not be  prejudiced on account of political considerations, I am adverse to having the  if those to whom the  people look as  their political  leaders   and  representatives not only fail to back up our efforts  but actually belittle them, for uo other  reason than that they are made by the  "Dunsmuir   government."     If   that   be  the highest conception of party politics  that is to govern this province, then I  must say, as I have always said, that I  am thankful I am not a politician.  "Let it be understood' once for alf'thslt  this government has not attempted: to  dictate terms to the government at Ottawa, and that ii has not asked .for  more money that we may have tlie  privilege of spending it. On a former  occasion we as'ked for a conference to  enable a delegation to lay our views  before the Dominion government. In  that conference and in the representations we made in connection with it, we .  merely suggested the basis of discussion  and subsequent agreement.    I defy anyL ^ ---. ..������ .--;;      - -, ���,   ���, ������,,,  ,,.   ���  man to place his finger on a sentence in .^aUer^o/c^ti^t SeUveen "_ne^ince  the whole correspondence up to the | and the company. It is pointed out that  present time that is not friendly, nofcil the railways declared for the general bene-  cinrwn in nrnmnti-if mnriial in rprp-"t<*i flt of Canada come within the exclusive  s-nceie  m pi omening mutual  inceiests, | control bt the Dominion, and that therefore  and not -justified  by the  facts we  haci g  t-,ere Is - conflict of authority created, and  Capital (paid up)   -   $2,500,000  Rest       -     _- -_ S 1,860,000  HEAD  OFFICII-. TORONTO, ONTARIO.  Branches in Northwest Territories, Provincos of  British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.  H. S. HOWLAND President.  D. R. WILKIE Qeneral Manager.  E. HAY Inspector.  NELSON   BRANCH,  BURNS BLOCK.  A general banking business transacted.  Savings Department,���Deposits received and  interest allowed.  Drafts sold, available in all part of Canada,  United States and Europe.  Special attention given to coll       ns.  J. M, LAY, Manager.  or- is it not? Whether the Dominion  government will accept, the proposal is  not the question. The question is, is it  a wise policy? It demands a definite  reply from our opponents. And "that  reply will determine whether they were  sincere in the public interests in agitating for competition and against monopoly.  I now come to the question of consit-  tutionality involved in our railway policy of last year, which was atacked in  an article obviously written or inspired  by a legal gentleman. The astounding  position is taken that the province, by  seeking to impose conditions of any  kind of contract with any railway it  propose to assist, which .may he, or is,  declared to be for the general benefit of  Canada, and consequently under the exclusive control of the Dominion of Canada, as acting in "open defiance of the  Dominion government���a direct derogation from the Dominion act, and an attempt unconstitutionally to vary; the  provisions of the B. N. A. Act," and  "a declaration of war against the persons who are expected to" co-operate  with the provincial government in railway construction."  The government stipulated in its railway  act, that the province should have "absolute control" of the railway and passenger  rates, and that in case of the railway assisted passing into the jurisdiction of the  sec _ ,���; .������ -  ;���:���:������.V-a  m  to  to  to  to  9)  to  to  9}  9}  ft  ft  ft  to  to  M****************************************^^  - 1890-BBTABIiISHED IN NBL80N-1902 *   *  3 Before stock taking this month a %  I REDUCTION  OF iO   PER  CENT g  2 will be given on every dollar. jjj  to to  ft But come early and you shall have our prompt attention.   Engraving free of Hi  $ charge this month.   As I employ the best watchmakers and jewelers, all our work j��  5 is guaranteed.   Both mail and express orders shall have pur prompt attention. *  | Jacob Dover,  "The Jeweler." ��  %^******.*********************************************************.***^  m.  to  9\  to  to  to  to  9\  to  to  to  to  m  "S^l��� ���   .   . ������������������_������_'^___������^ .y\  advanced  for  consideration.    We. have  now asked for.a convention to discuss,  upon   evidence   to   be   submitted',   the  claims of the province for better terms,.  and in the letter to sir Wilfrid "T-aurier:  now published, the country will have an.'  opportunity to judge as to the validity!  of the grounds upon whicli our propositi'  is based.  I may ask those who take exception to*'  the course which the government has.  pursued to state definitely and unequi-,  vocally,- over their own signatures,.'  whether the representations made to.Ot-;  tawa are proper and in the public in-'  terest:  Whether or not the facts stated there-|  in and the conclusions drawn are cor-1  r.ect:  Whether or not, in that case, we did',  right in making such representations;?  and in pressing our claims as we did:  Whether, or not the government is*,  now right in continuing to press those-j  claims and in asking for a convention.'  for their discussion:  Whether or not they will unite in supporting them:  Whether or not, if our course has been:  in the interests of the province, the government is entitled to any credit for its  efforts in that respect:  And whether or not, under such circumstances, the failure so far, to secure. j  recognition  of  our  claims   or  reply  to'  I our representations, is to be laid at the  door of this government.  Let our opponents, too, take up the  different planks of our platform and say  "whether they are sound, practical and  "worthy of support.  The government is accused of adopt-  in&^^^JVTartm's^and Smith Curtis'  railway policy. "Even irthat"we're"true7  ft it is uo good reason why it should not  ' be adopted if it were a right policy;  . hut we have not adopted that policy;  :- and we have not adopted the principle  of government ownership, I have stated  distinctly that I am not in favor of the  question-of just terms for British Col- ll government of the province undertaking  -    -'        - ���     ---���>��� --������-'���    yn j--- own accoUnt, as a general prin  ciple, the building of railways, and t'or  three reasons:    (1) The province is not  nmbia becoming a party  cry  of" either  Liberals or   Conservatives   against  the  other.   I want, so far as I am concerned.  to see our claims made the subject of J in a position financially to do it;  (2)   it  unanimous demand on the part of the ��� is the duty of the Dominion government,  people of the Dominion of Canada, not  as against the Liberal or any other government that  may   be   in   power.    We  must depend on   the   justness   of   our  cause and   the   fair-mindedness   of   tho  people of  the  sister  provinces,  rather  than   upon   political    influence.     Tho  balance of power sf.ill lies east of tho  Great Lakes, and the predominance of  scntimenfthere must for some time to  come continue   to   govern.     We   must  convince them   by   absolute   facts   our  rights, and that in the prosperity and  development of British Columbia, which  is involved, depends' to a large extent  the greatness of their own future.    If  we are denied justice at the hands of  eastern Canada, we must, then carry our  grievances to the foot of the throne itself-,.-where the petition of the humblest  of British subjects will not be denied n  hearing.   A condition of things in which  we;pay three times the average per capita tax 'of the people of Canada to the \  Dominion   treasury���an   amount  which  bears the ratio of three to one to that  received by the province for all purposes:  in which the cost of administration  ir  three or four times that of other provinces;   in which,  by  our  far  removal  from the great centres of trade of thr  Dominion, the freight charges on goodf  consumed  is  many times greater than  that of those who, for instance, live ir.  Ontario  or  Quebec;   and  in  which,   al  the same time we have to  depend  for  our revenue under the constitution up'or  resources which are identical and not {  greater than thOse of other provinces���  is  one  which  muct find  a solution  in  the negotiations which we have begun,  or in the application of other remedies  which the future will disclose.   It is an  unequal contest of development as  at  present.    If we are so handicapped  by  natural conditions and by the terms of  union, which   are   admittedly   hard   to  adjust, how much more difficult will it  be to accomplish what we have in view  if at all; (3) success of government  ownership mast depend on the who! e  Canadian sys-xem of railways bein-;,:  made uniform.  A principle mot generally applicable,  "however, may be so under special and  peculiar conditions; and the agitation,  of last year im favor of the V. V. & B.  affords the complete explanation or:  what, in this instance, are the speciai-  and peculiar conditions. The arguments for that, company were that, there'  should be competition, and for that  that purpose tlie C. P. R. should not bo  favored. ..On the very face of it, it is*  plain that these objects would not be  attained by either one of these companies getting the subsidy, because thcr  traffic over Hope mountain for some,  years to come would not jiuvtify a lino  of railway so -extensive to b'Uild being  duplicated. The subsidizing o. f one company, therefore, means the ex elusion of  die other. As "both companii *s appear  anxious to reach the Similk; imeen, a  joint government railway frc m some  t common point of juncture to t! ie coast,  over which both companies won 'Id have  equal running powers, would s erve at  one cost the very objects to be at 'tained. ;  The cost to the province woul 'd not  necessarily be greater, because b. v this \  government contributing ?4000 a' mile  and the Dominion government $80 '��0 a  mile, the road could be bonded for the  rest of the money required, the same" as  any private enterprise, and the govt m-  ment would have a direct asset for tho  money invested, and receive returns in  due proportion.  It may be held, as it has been held".'..  that if the V. V. & E. secured the subsidy and   built  the  line,   the C. P. R.  would be forced,   in   its   own   interests,  to parallel it.    Even if this should re--,  suit, why such a waste of capital when  a single railway line would serve both  companies?  Is this a practical, b*tsf nesg-like policy, .  that the province could not legally contract  itself away from the Dominion authority.  Similar objections are held to the power of  taking .the. railway over after 20 years as  a provincial undertaking, to the plans and  specifications being approved by local officials and to any railway accepting a subsidy being controlled by the B. C. Railway  Act.  There is nothing inconsistent as between the powers which the two governments  could exercise in  the the province  as.a matter of private right insisting upon  certain  conditions    being    complied   with,  otherwise the province would be powerless  even though its aid was two or three times  greater than that given by the Dominion.  For   instance, a railway   company   going  through private land might wish for a free  right of way or a portion of the land as a  subsidy. If the owner imposed a condition  that the railway should carry his produce  at a certain rate and the company refused  on the grounds that the Dominion government had control of rates, the land owner  could say, "Very well, you can't have my  lands." The company would as a matter of  fact have the right to enter into any arrangement even to carrying his goods and  himself free, as a matter of private contract  and  there  would  be  no  abrogation  from the authority of the Dominion. This  is all the province proposes to do���to stipulate certain conditions as a return for the  subsidy.  I will  never consent to granting  bonuses  to    railways    without    a   proper  measure of control being exercised; and if  this toe denied I will refer all promoters to  Ottawa. If the British North America Act  will no.t permit us a voice in the railways  we  help  to  build when  these  pass under  the jurisdiction of the Dominion then that  act should be changed as soon as possible,  or   a   notice   served  on   all   railways   that  they must .Seal with the Dominion exclusively. The^issue raised is not a new one  and with that in mind the first paragraph  of page 550 of tho report of the delegation  to   Ottawa was  written.   We  asked  there  that an understanding should be arrived at  on  that  and  other  issues  that  might be  TRised between the two governments in respect to railways.  Some years ago a similar question arose  in Ontario and the province and municipalities which had assisted railways took  -vorj-greatiObjectioriLio^theJiries_whlch they  had assisted passing out of their control,  but it is not now a vital question there  owing to the fact that all existing lines  of railway have been absorbed either into  tho C. P. K. or Grand Trunk systems, existing legislation being insufficient to prevent it, and no better reason could be advanced why a joint railway policy should  bo now framed.  What the delegation brought to the attention of the Dominion government was that  in a province like British Columbia, where  the  building  of railways  is  the very essence of development that could not be affected  without  the  conrnmed  aid  of both  governments. Wher3 two governments assist  railways  and  such- assistance-  Is  absolutely necessary for this there should be  agreement   and   co-operation   between   the  two governments:. No man with the interests  of  the  province  at  heart will  assort  otherwise. We usk that an understanding  should be arrived at as to a common policy  and uniform system of communication. We  also -wanted a clearly defined understanding  as   to   wncru   our   jurisdiction   ended   ana  where .tlie Domini in jurisdiction began, no  as to av.oiil conflict which is over imminent.  But the ,crux of our demands on the Dominion   is  after  all   a   llnaneial   question.  Writers aud speakers talk ahout the prosperity and .Increa-sed res'eiiue to flow, from  the  development  of   the   country   by   railways, the opening up of mines, the establishment ot industries,  etc.,  but they forget that in a country situated as British  Columbia is .with t_o sources of revenue it  has at its .disposal, th - Increase of population means the .increased demand for roads,  schools, the administration of justice, government  officials,   and   other  expenditures  to oat up the increased revenue and leave us  but little better off; while on the other hand  the  potential  sources  arising cut of  customs, excise, fisheries, etc., go to the Dominion.  When the  terms  of  confederation  were being discussed the late Hon.  Amor  de Cosmos contended that for the purpose  of per capita subsidy from  the Dominion  the population should be.reckoned at about  three times its actual number. The sequel  proves  that  he  was  right,  because  if we  add to the fact that we pay three times the  ordinary contribution to tho Dominion per  head  from all  parts  of Canada the other  tact   that   tne   cost   or   administration   is  threo or four times greater per capita than  in  ohtre   provinces,  and   that   our  freight  rates on goods we consume are many times  greater it will bo clear that we are entitled/  on our present population to a yearly subsidy of more than one million dollars. That  Is the amount T suggested In discussing the  matter with sir Wilfrid Laurler last year,  that   we     should    receive   annually,   and  whether  this  government  is  sustained  or  not I feel absolutely certain that the time  will  soon  come when  our claims will  bo-  come unanimous on the part of the people.  A leading writer in  the provincial  press  in  discussing the    government    manifesto  has remarked tho financial situation is the  most vital in provincial politics at the present   time,   and   T   most   fullv   agree   with  him;  but a careful  study of' the situation  will  convince him  ns  well  as  others   (lint  wo  cannot   as  stated  before  make  bricks  without straw, and (hat unless a full measure of justice is accorded uh hv tho Dominion government he or any other gentleman  as minister of finance would be unable to  meet the requirements of our development.  We ask no favors from the Dominion government, we seek no Interference on the  part of the federal authorities, and contemplate no surrender of our provincial rights.  We ask merely for justice and such a fair  return for our revenues under the terms  of a convention, as will enable us to do for  ourselves what we are otherwise unable  to do���namely, to meet the reasonable requirements of the province in the way of  administration and. development. I can  state the whole case in the terms of my  letter to sir Wilfrid Laurier In effect that  if the province had control of all the revenues contributed to the Dominion and provincial treasuries it could provide for all  the public utilities now paid for by both,  build its own railways, and do everything  asked for or required and have a yearly  surplus to its credit. Those anxious for an  argument on the merits of the case are invited to take that statement seriously into  their consideration.  .   JAMES DUNSMUIR.  A STEATGHTPOEWAED PLATrOEM.  '/���?  We believe in giving every person one  dollar's worth for every one hundred cents.  We believe the price should be marked on  each article in plain figures.  We believe in charging for each article  the jjrlce marked.  We believe in selling goods to children  at the same price we sell their parents.  We believe in exchanging unsuitable or  unsatisfactory purchases for other goods.  We believe in representing goods to be  just what they are.  We believe we can give you just as good  satisfaction and just as good value as any  other jeweler.  If you will favor us with a share of your  patronage we will use our best endeavors  to deserve your confidence.  In our repairing department we guarantee all our work and agree to repair free of  charge any work which proves unsatisfactory. .  If Brown said so it's right.  January 14th. 1902. _'    CLASSIFIED ADS.  ARTICLES FOR 3AI__.  SEWING MACHINES OF ALL KINDS  for sale or rent at the Old Curiosity Shop.  TO LET.���FOUR ROOM COTTAGE ON  Park street, opposite hospital: Rent, including water, $12 per month. Apply E. Kllby,  next door to Rossland Hotel, Vernon street.  LODGERS.  FOR RO-__ AND TABLE BOARD. AP-  ply third house west of Ward on Victoria  street. ..  COMFORTABLY FURNISHED ROOMS  to rent on Silica street, between Ward-and  Kootenay streets. Apply L. Peters.  EMPLOYMENT AGENCY.  CANADIAN EMPLOYMENT AGENCY-  WANTED help of all kinds; men for railroad construction. Large warehouse for  storage. Prosser's Second - Hand Store,  Ward street, Nelson.  SEWING MACHINES FOR SALE.  SEWING MACHINES FOR SALE OR  rent. Sold on Installments. Old machines  taken in exchange. Repairs kept for all  makes.of machines. Singer Manufacturing  Company, Baker Street, Nelson.  PUPILS WANTED.  P. Burns & Co.  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers in Meats  Head Offior at  NELSON, B.C.    Markets at  Nelson,  Rossland,   Trail,  Kaslo, Ymlr,  Sandon,  Silverton, New  Denver, Revelstoke, Ferguson Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade Oity, Mid  ���way, and Vancouver,  WANTED PUPILS ON PIANO OR OR-  gan by Mrs. Starmer Smith. Apply residence, or P. O. Box 137.  GIRL WANTED.  K?_P OUR GOODS TO LOOK AT  W�� SELL AND HE-BUY  You will find our stock  complete with the most  up-to-date  FURNITURE  CARPETS  HIGH ART PICTURES  LINOLEUMS  AT LOWEST PRICES  Don't miss seeing our  fine line of Xmas goods.  Early buyers have first  choice.        D. N|cARTHUR  & Coy  Porto Rico Lumber Go.  (LIMITED)  Rough and  Dressed  Lumber  Shingles  Mouldings  A-1 White Pine Lumber Always in  stocK-  We carry a complete stock of  Coast Flooring, Ceiling, Inside Finish, Turned Work, Sash and Doors.  Special order work will receive  prompt attention.  WANTED���A WOMAN OR GIRL TO  help -with housework and baby. Good  wages. Apply to John Hutcheson, Cranbrook, B. C.  HENRY G. JOLT DE LOTBINIERE.  CANADA.  PROVINCE OP 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.  ""^""^DrMr-Eberts���Attorney'General ?=?=  Whereas wo are desirous and resolved as  soon as may be, to meet Our people of Our  Provinco of British Columbia, and to have  their advice in Our Legislature:  Now, Know Ye, that for divers causes  and considerations, and taking into consideration the ease and convenience of our  loving subjects, We havo thought fit, by  and with the advice of Our Executive  Council, to horeby convoke, and by tliese  presents .enjoin you, and each of you, that  on Thursday tho twentieth day of February, one thousand nine hundred and two,  you meet Us In Our said Legislature or  Parliament of Our said Province, at Our  City of Victoria, FOR THE DISPATCH OK  BUSINESS, to treat, do, net 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 whoreof, wo havo caused  tbeso Our Letters to bo mado Patent and  the Great Seal of Our said Province to be  hereunto alllxed:  AVitness, the Honourable Sir Henri Gustavo Joly do Lotblnlere, K.C.M.G., Lieutenant Governor of Our said Province of  British Columbia, at Our Government  House, in Our City of Victoria, in Our  said Province, this Dth day of January, ln  the year of Our Lord one thousand nine/  hundred and two, and In tho flrst year of  Our Rehjn.  By Command.  J. D. PRENTICE,  Acting Provincial Secretary.  West Kootenay Butcher Co.  ALL KINDS OF ' ' " -  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLES-1__ AND RETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  K. W. C BLOCK  WARD STREET  E. C. TRAVES, Manager  TREMONT HOUSE  821 TO 33HBAKER STREET, NELSON  AMERICAH AND EUROPEAN  PLANS  MEALS 25 CENTS  Rooms Lighted by Electricity and Heated oy Steam 26 Cents to $1  IMPERIAL BBEWIM COMPANY  EMERSON & REISTERER.  BREWERS OF THE BEST  LAGER BEER  STEAM BEER  ^^^ANDuRORTER.  Porto Rico Lumber Co.Ltd*.  CORNER OF  HENDRYX AND VERNON STRHOT8  PROVINCIAL    SECRETARY'S    OFFICE.  His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor in  Council has been pleased to mako the following appointments:  Sth January, 1902.  "William Edwin Newcombc, of Trout  Lake, Esquire, M.D., CM., to bo resident  physician at the said place.  John M.  Holland,  of the City of Grand  Forks,  Esquire,   to  be a notary public in  and for tho province of British Columbia,  Sth January, 1002.  Frederick Fraser, of tho City of Revelstoke, Esquiro, to bo-  Stipendiary magistrate,  Government Agent,  Assistant Commissioner of Lands and  Works,  Collector i*r ���:. venue Tax,  District j;������>;:..i rar ot Births, Deaths and  Marriages, and Registrar under the "Marriage Act," for the Revelstoko Division of  AVest Kootenay,  Gold Commissioner for tho Revelstoke,  Illecillcwaet, Lardeau and Trout Lako  Mininc Divisions,  Clerk of tho Peace for tho County of  Kootenay,  District Registrar of the Rovelstoke registry of the Supreme Court, and  Collector of Votes for tho Rcvelstoko riding* of tho West Kootenay District, vico  Mr. W. J. Goepel.  When you want the Best, ask for  IMPERIAL BEER.  SLOGAN JUNCTION HOTEL  J. XL McMANUS, MaAacer.  Bar stocked with beat brands of wlnea,  llquora, aad clears- B-*r on draught. Large  comfortable raoma. Firat elaaa tabla boara.  CHEAP FUEL.  QUEEN'S HOTEL  BAKBIR   BTRBUBT,   N___SON��  Lighted by Electricity and Heated with Hot Air.  _*_g*e comfortable bedrooms aad first*  class timing room. Sample, rooms Cor oomi  merclal.maa. j  RATES S2 PER DAY  N|rs. E. G. Clarke, Prop.  Bate of tbe Royal Hotel, Calcaiy  fyadden House  Baker and Ward  Streets, Nelson,  Reduction In price of coko: Per Ton.  Coko at gas works  Jfi.50  Coko delivered    7.50  Cash must accompany all orders, or_$l  extra will bo charged.  NELSON COKE & GAS COMPANY, Ltd.  DRUG STORE EARLY CLOSING  ON AND APTEE JANUAKY 1st.  The public Is notified that on and after  January 1st our places of business will  closo 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 S:30 p. m.  CANADA BOOK & DRUG CO., Ltd.,  ,.W. F. TEETZEL & CO.,  J. H. VANSTONE.  OV    COURSE    TOU   WANT    TIIK     BK8T.  TI1KN   GO  TO  ARTHUR    GEE  In Tremont Block.   Ho will suit you.  Largo stock of imported season's goods.  '*���************************'  NEWLING & CO.  AUCTIONEERS, VALUERS, ETC.  Kootenay Street, uoict door to Oddfellows' Hall  P. O. Box G33 NELSON. B.C.  Tbe only hotel ln Nelson that has ro*  malned Under one- management since 1890.  The bed-rooms are well furnished and  lighted by electricity.  The bar Is always stocaea or the best  domestic and Imported liquors aad clean*  THOMAS MADDEN, Proprietor.  ������ ������        -���       ��� ��� - ������   . ��� ��������� ��� . _i  HOTEL   EOSSLAND.  Third door from Grand Central Hotel  on Vernon street Best dollar a day;  house ln town. House and furniture new'  and first class ln every respect. Lighted  by gas. Room and board |6 to |l pen  week. No Chinese employed here.  J. V. O'LAUGHLIN, Proprt��jtor.  Bartlett    House  Formerly Clarke Hotel.  The Best $1 per Day House In Nelson.  Nono bub whito help employed.   Tha bar tho  best. .     G. W. BARTLETT, Proprietor  R. REISTERER & CO.  BBBW-SS AND BOX-LKBS Of  FINE LAGER BEER; ALE  AND PORTER  Prompt and re-rular delivery to the trad*  BREWERY  AT  NELSON  OYSTER COCKTAILS  AT  THH  MANHATTAN.  OYSTER COCKTAILS  AT  THB  MANHATTAN.  The   Manhattan  :...;?,'    ..' JOSEPHINE STREET  ALL THE BE8T BRAND8  LIQUORS AND CIQAR8. .*i  V  J,  W  HP  I  l_s  -,  (I  ������������_  !  THE JSTELSOtf TRIBUTE, WEDNESDAY  MORNING   JANUARY 29, 1902  &***. ���� ********* *************************** *********��^  *   THERE ARE A FEW LIMES SUITABLE FOR CHRISTMAS CUTS WHICH  WE ARE OFFERING AT VERY LOW PRICES.  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  ft  ft  ft-  HI  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  - Hi  Hi  Hi  tf  English, French and  American  Perfumes,  Hand Mirrors  Ladies' Traveling Oases  Ladies' Dressing Oases  Gents' Traveling Oases  Ladies' Purses and Card  Oases.  Gents' Purses and Wallets  Chatelaine Bags  Perfume Atomizers  Hair Brushes of all kinds  W. F. TEETZEL & CO.  RAILWAY TIME TABLE  CANADIAN PACIFIC SYSTEM  %*************************************&���*���*******  *  Lawrence Hardware Co.  5 a. m.  DaUy.  CROW'S NEST RAILWAY  Kuskonook, Creston, Movie,  Cranbrook, Marysville, Port.  Steele, Klko, Kornio, Michel,  Hlivinnore, Frank, Macleod,  LethbridKO, Winnipeg, nnd  all Eastern point-.  ARKIVE  I p. ni.  DaUy.  LEAVE  6:10 p. m.  DaUy  6:40 p. in,  Dully  8 a.m.  8 a.m.  MSAVK  10 a. in.  COLUMBIA & KOOTENAY  RAILWAY  Robson, NnkiiRn, Arrowhead,  Itcvulstoko, and nil points east  and west on C'.l'.K. main line.  Robson, Trail and Rosslnnd.  Robson, Cascade, Grand  Forks, Pliojnix, Greenwood  and Midway.  (Daily except Sunday)  Hobson. Trail nnd Rossland.  (Daily except, Sunday)  ARRIVE  10:10 p.m.  Daily  10:10 p.m.  Dally  10:10 p.m.  11:35 a.m.  SLOCAN RIVER RAILW'Y  Slocnn City, Silverton, Now  Denver. Three forks, Sandon  (Daily except Sunday)  ARKIVK  3:10 p. ni.  nrdson vs. Fletcher in the consolation at  ���1 o'clock, itnd at 9 o'clock, after the curlers"  mooting, Turner vs. McDonald and Tamblyn vs. "Wnlley.  TRYING TO FIX THE CAUSE  IMPOBTEES AND DEALEBS IN  Shelf and Heavy Hardware  AGENTS P0B--0resceut,  Oanton, and Jessop's Steel, Bennett's Gutta Percha  Fuse, Jenokes' Ore Oars  Hamilton Powder Company's Blasting Powder       __   - __    -.  and Dynamite . JNelSOIl,    D. U  LEAVE  i p.m.  i p.m.  KOOTENAY  LAKE  STEAMBOATS  Balfour, PilotBay, Ainswortli  Kaslo and all Way Landings.  (Daily oxcept Sunday)  Lardo and all points on tho  Lardo & Trout Lako Branch.  (Tuesdays, Thursdays and   Saturdays.)    11 a. in.  11 a.m  GREAT NORTHERN SYSTEM.  Bailroad, Mill, Mining and Builders' Supplies  TELEPHONE 80.  P. O. BOX 627.  Nelson Saw & Planing Mills  ���LIMITES-D-  CHARLES HILLYER, President.  HARRY HOUSTON, Secretary.  Have just received 3,000,0 feet of logs from Idaho, and we are, prepared tp cut thei largest biU  of Umber of any dimensions or lengths. JC-Umatcs given at any time. Tho largest stock of sash  doors, and mouldings in Kootenay.  COAST LUMBER OF ALL KINDS ON HAND  OFFICK AND YARD81   CORNKR HALL AND FRONT 8TRRRT8.  lOBTCMlE'S SALE  FURNITURE  AT LOW PRICES  TH^STOCK OF  LEAVE  Depot  9:40 a.m  Mount'in  10:30 a.m.  Daily.  NELSON & FORT  SHEF  PAKD RAILWAY  Ymlr, Salmo, Erie, Waneta,  Northport, Rossland, Colvilli*  and Spokane.    making through connections 5:59 p. ni,  LEAVE  Kaslo  7 a.m.  Nelson  6*00 p. in.  Daily  ARRIVE  Depot.  0:15 p.m.  Mount'in  at Spokane to the south,  east and west.  KOOTENAY LAKE  STEAMBOATS  Balfour, PilotBay, Ainsworth  Kaslo and all Way Landings.  Daily  ARRIVE  Kaslo  9:?0 p. m.  Nelson  10:30 a.m.  Daily  lone-and  George  Roy  on  the Silver Leaf  and Curfew.  A. L. Dayenpqrt of Spokane, who is developing the Bayonne mine .arrived in the  city  last evenin*_.  Of Monday's Tunnel Explosion  NEW YORK, January 2S.���Tho work of  clearing- away the wreckage and repairing  the buildings damaged by yesterday*- tunnel explosion was resumed at daylight this  morning. Large forces of men were employed.. It wa.s expected that a week would  be required (o put the Manhattan hospital  in proper shape to make it safe for the return of the patients who were removed to  other Institutions yesterday. All of the  hospitals, to which injured persons were  taken after the explosion, reported thai  their patients were doin-r well.  Tho authorities are energetically at work  trying to solve the mystery of the terrible  explosion of dynamite. After many hours  of thought on" Hie subject district atlonicy  Jerome said tonight that ho had come to  the conclusion mat lire had undoubtedly  caused the explosion. He iiad ascertained  that Epps, the ��� powder-man, had a candle  in the dynamite house, and with it he li;ul  lit another longer candle. In doing this, according to tlie district attorney's opinion,  a lire might have been started which ignited the paraffined paper in which the  cartridges were wrapped. Mr. Jerome has  concluded, from information received from  various sources, that at the time of the explosion there was between 125 and _00  pounds of explosives in the house at the  time of the supposed lire, and in the morning there had been probably COO pounds.  John B. McDonald, chief contractor of the  Rapid Transit tunnel, gave out a long statement in the form of an interview concerning the explosion. He said the blasting  work nearest to the magazine, which exploded, was nearly 200 feet away, and he  does not attempt to explain the cause of  the accident. He is inclined to doubt that  a blast did it. He also agrees that dynamite  should not explode in lire, and said that  fulminate of silver detonators, which aro  used as caps in the cartridges, were not  stored in the magazine,' this containing  dynamite only. '  The Prentice case for non-support came  up   again   at   the   ponce   court   yesterday,  ahd was again remanded pending a settlement out of court.  J. G. BUNYAN & CO  'j;   ' " WILll BE SOLD ATREDUCED PRICES    .'< '   "  M FOR CASH ONLY  J. A. KIRKPATRICK  MORTGAGEE  ��� Rev. Dr. "Whittington of Vancouver, ex  president of the British Columbia Methodist conference, arrived irj the city last  evening on the delayed Rossland train.  The city council are advertising for tenders for the erection of a brick addition  with stone foundations to the city hall instead of-the frame building which was previously advertised. The tenders will be  opened at the next meeting of tho city  council.   .  Mr. Cane, architect, is canvassing the  city for subscriptions for the city library.,  his canvass, so far, has not been encouraging. It is quite possible that the city council will be asked to make the appropriation  which has been customary for the last few  years.  . A meeting of the members of the Curling  Club is called for this evening, to be held  in the board of trade rooms to select a  player to take the place* of A. Carrie on  the Winnipeg bonspiel rink, as he finds it  impossible to attend. The meeting will be  held at S o'clock.  Pacific Cable Bill Adopted  WASHINGTON, January 2S. ��� At the  meeting of the house today the Pacific  cable-bill was amended so as to provide  that the government cable shall be of American make, if this can be supplied according to the highest standard, and at a cost  not exceeding 10 per cent above foreign  manufacture. Another amendment authorizes the postmaster-general, the secretary  of war, and the secretary of the navy, to  make arrangements for connection with  Japan and China. A proposed amendment  authorizing the president to purchase a  private cable if he considered it advantageous to do so, was defeated. As finally determined up the bill provides for a government cable from .the coast of California to  Hawaii and tho Philippine islands via Midway and the island of Guam, or by whatever route the president may consider the  most practicable. The cost is lixed at not  to exceed $10,000,000 of which $500,000 is made  immediately available. The work of construction is entrusted to the army and navy  departments, and after the cable is laid,  its operation is under the control of the  postmaster-general, secretary' of war,1 and  secretary of the navy. Provision is made  for government messages and also for private messages at, a-rate-not to exceed 25  cents a word to Hawaii and 50 cents a word  to Manila.  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  >3^^  999999999999999999999999999^99&&&&9^99^9^&$&.  YERS & CO.  ESTABLISHED 1892  ���j*.  .&���  Portland Cement  Fire Brick  Fire Clay  Sheet Iron  T Rails  Ore Cars  ___  Blowers   Exhausters  Pumps  Graniteware  ���Tinware  ��������  HARDWARE AND IRON MERCHANTS  HEATING STOVES  COOKING STOVES  AND  RANGES  _* NELSON, B. C.  STORES AT  KASLO, B.C.  SANDON, B. C.  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  Mir  W^-,��;'��'��_r'��S'^S?.'^"^i^^^^^^*y^*��^��_^  .���^���fe&**&*&&^'S��C*&^s��'i*^*^i��&<_^&&&&&&fcfr  a-^^*****-.'^^-'*-*-'-*''^^-^^^  I        To Save Money        1  Hi "ft  ift   Buy shoes now,  Enormous reductions made this month to clear out the odds   ft  A COMPLETE LINE OF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  local and coast.  Flooring  looal and ooast.  Newel Posts  Stair Bail  Mouldings  Shingles  Bough and  ���   Dressed Lumber  of aU kinds.  Or WHAT TO- WANT U ROT IM* STOCK  WI WHX, 1I_K_ IT a-OB TOD  oalxj and ear pricks.  J. A. Sayward  HAL- AND _AK_ -TB__T9. WBLROW  OFFICE AND  POCKET  DIARIES  FOR  1902  Canada Drug & Book Co.  KOOTENAY...u  COFFEE CO.  ************************  Coffee Roasters  Dealers m Tea and Coffee  We are offering at lowest prices tbe best  {grade- o   Ceylon, India, China and Japan  Our Beat*, Moch_ and Java Coffee, per  pound a 48  Mocha and Java Blend, 3 pounds  1 00  Choice Blend Coffee, I pounds  1 00  Bpeclal E*_nd Coffoe, 6 pounds ....... 1 00  Kio Blend Coffee, 6 pounds  l 00  Special Blend Ceylon Tea, per pound 30  A TRIAL ORDER SOLICITED.  KOOTENAY COFFEE CO.  , Telephone 177.  P. O. Box 182.  WEST BAKER STREET, NELSON.  Dan-McLean of Grand Forks, and late of  this city, arrived in town last evening, having- in charge an Italian of the name of  Lued Lenzo, who was arrested in Grand  Forks on the charge of drawing- a knife in  a brawl with another man. He was tried  at the police court and sentenced to three  months in  the provincial jail. '���  The installation of officers of the local  Sons of England lodge will take place tonight at 8 o'clock, after which the members  will adjourn to the Waverley hotel where  the annual dinner will be held. The supreme supervisor of British Coumbia. '-Rev.  Canon Clinton, will pay the lodge an official  visit and every member is expected to be  present.  LIMITED  K. VV. C. BLOCK  NKLSON  CITY AM DISTBIOT.  There was a slight abatement of the cold  weather yesterday, the thermometer in tlie  morning rising as high as ten degrees  above zero.  Flags were flying at half-mast on a number of the business establishments yesterday in the city in toncn of respect to  the memory of the late J. Roderick Robertson.  The following bills of sale were recorded  at the mining recorder's oflice yesterday:  A half Interest in the Porcupine Fractional  from Frederick Hoffmeister of Vancouver,  to Reinhard Hoffmeister, also of Vancouver; a- half interest in the Curfew and Silver Leaf, from George Roy of Crawford  Bay, to J. J. Malone; a half Interest in the  Hecla, Gem and Seafortl], from J. M. R.  Driscoll to Hugh Nixon; and Eureka, from  William F. Swerdfeger to John P. Swcri-  berg. Certificates of improvements wore issued to T. G. Roy on the Apex, to J. J. Mu-  Another successful rehearsal of tho Stabat Mater was held in the opera house last  evening, and the final rehearsal will be  held this evening. The performance, which  will be given tomorrow evening, is for the  benefit of the Presbyterian choir, but those  ^taXingIi'fiartJiare_itakeni.from_every_choir-Of  the city. :  Yesterday afternoon John M. Allen,; who  has lived in Kaslo since 3S89, and was the  locator of tho first mining claim there,'' was  married to Miss Annie M. Willey, also for  many years a. resident of the same place.  The ceremony was performed, by Rev. J.  H. White at the Methodist parsonage. Mr.  and Mrs. Allen returned to Kaslo by the  afternoon boat.  A Frenchman of the name of Phillip De-  brock was brought in from the Silver King  mine yesterday with his foot and ears badly frozen. Ho left the city the previous  evening after having boon In the hospital  for some time, although advised not to  make tho trip. Besides being physlclally unfit for the trip, he was Insufficiently clad  to mako the journey on the coldest day of  the year. He arrived at the mine about fl  o'clock In the evening and was brought to  the general hospital. Ho was Informed that  thoro was practically no hope for his feet  being saved ns mortification had set in.  Tils ears wero not so badly frozen but what  it is hoped that It. will be possible to save  them. He is a member nf the Miners' Union  and Is being cared for by them.  P. J. Nichols of this city, who hai* tlie  Fern mine under five years' lease is in the  city. Tn an interview with a Tribune representative yesterday, he expressed himself  as well pleased with the prospects of the  Fern, group, which was practically aban-  doned,some time ago as a played out property; The.reports which arrived in the city  a few days ago are confirmed by Mr. Nichols, who reports that the ledge of ore discovered averages throe feet wide and that  there is at present in sight between 25,-  000 and 1S.O00 tons of ore, which assays all  tho way from $5 to $HS. A'force  of ten men was until recently ��� employed on tho property, but will be materially increased when work can be resumed,  which on account of the present cold snap  wa.s suspended.��A considerable quantity of  the ore from the new strike is at the Hall  siding awaiting shipment. Tt is expected  that regular shipments will commence In  about ton days.  Patriotic Board of Trade  .[ MONTREAL, January 2S.���The ��� board of  trade, at its annual meeting today, unanimously passed the following .resolution:  "That this board has watched with interest the conduct of the Boer war, forced  upon the empire by the insulting ultimatum  or. Mr. Kruger, and with remembrance of  the treatment of the .Johannesburg refugees, and the vandalism of the Boer invaders in Natal, expresses its admiration of  the patience, endurance, and unparalleled  clemency of our troops in the enemy's  country, and the kind treatment of prisoners every where, and deprecates tho  malevolent feeling shown by a jealous;con-  tinental European press, from which we  had expected, if not a remembrance of  past services, at least a truthful and just  criticism."  J{J   and ends.   All felt goods below cost.   See our special bargains on Side Tables  to   Manitobas, Arctics, Cardigans and Leggings at Cost.   One Hundred pairs of  JjJ   Mens' Fine Shoes regular $4, $5,* and $6. all Genuine Goodyear Welts.  Your  to   choice for $3.  to  to  to  *   L. A.IGODBOLT, Prop. THOS. LILLIE, Manager  oyal Shoe Store  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  _f-C.'��..����'>*>'>'_>   S* ���_�����_�����_�����__,���_!���!)���_->���__. ���_������>���-�����_������> ���_�����_-> ���*��>-_''*��'V-.*��>.*��l,,*-c-!,.*j>,*��.^,>.^,^.%.^ .-^.*^.^ w__*  ^���0S999999^9fS99999999999999999999999999 r��-$^^  Carman, Vancouver; AV. A. Allen, Vancouver; Rev. Dr. Whittington, Vancouver; II.  Cordell, Vancouver; Amos Godfrey aad A.  J. Thomas, Nanaimo; George A. Nelson,  Lindsay; J. M. Allen and wife, Kaslo; A.  L. Davenport, Spokane;. D. W.' Moore,  Trail; W. Hi S.' Peard, Medicine Hat.  THE   BIG  Rich Strike at Mush Creek  SEATTLE, January 2S.���John F. Maloney,  a lawyer of Juneau, who has arrived ^here  from Alaska, reports that Mush creek, to  the interior from Porcupine creek, is -rich.  He says the diggings will yield from $2."i  to $30 a day to the man. The creek ;is 12  miles long and auriferous its entire length.  Tenement'Fire in Boston  BOSTON, January 28.���Seven Italians  were burned to death in a fire on irieet  street-this, morning, and a number iseri-=  ously^injuredr-The-ifire"was11hi-a"tenOrii"ont  house in the north end.  Yesterday's Curling Results  One of the games in the semi-finals for  the Bunyan trophy was played off last  evening at the curling rink between the  Fox and Rae rinks, with a score of G to 13  in favor of the latter. The rinks were made  up as follows: Clayton, Spry, Dr. Hall and  J. Fox (skip; and Brydges, Houston,  Campbell and  Rae  (ski;0.  Three games were played off in the consolation: Davis, Croasdaile. Campbell, Buchanan (skip), 7; and R. Weir, Dr. McLennan, R. Robertson, Pinkham (skip) 15.  IT. F. Macleod. Dr. Armstrong, Smythe,  AValley (skip) BiandBell, Nolan, Annable,  Lamont (.skip.), 8.  L. Brown, Clavlon, Morrison, Lillie (skip),  fi; and Choldltch, Miller, C. J. Wilson,  Fletcher (skip), 12.  The scheduled games for today are; Rich-  AT THE HOTELS.  PHAIR���E. N. Chestnut, Moyie; J. A. Mc-  Kercher  Elko. '  MADDEN���J. Lavelle Slocan City; T.  Boyd, Nakusp. . ;  GRAND CENTRAL���John Trigg, Pilot  Bay; John J. Smith, Vancouver; D. H. McLean, Grand Forks.  QIJi-EN-S���H. K. Livingstone, Robson; E.  J.,Cody, Kaslo; R. Martin, Rossland; O. B.  Applolon, Bight-mile point; A. McFec,' Calgary; J. l-I. Carter, Kobe; Rev. George Kinney, Phoenix; Charles S. Hooper, Greenwood; \V. Loekhart, Phoenix.  HUM 13���J.   IT.   Smith,    Portland;    C.    A.  Auction Sale!  HOUSEHOLD FIJENITUEE  Acting under instructions from Mrs.  B. Sims the undersigned will offer for  -sale by public auction-the whole of her  very desirable household furniture and  effects, on; the premises on Stanley  street, between Silica and Carbonate  streets, commencing on the afternoon  of  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29th,  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 be comfortably heated by  hot air.  TERMS CASH. Goods may be inspected on tlie mornings before the sale  commences.  Charles A. Waterman & Co.  AUCTIONEERS.  BEER OR HALF-AND-HALF  10c  |  THE ONLY GOOD BEER  IN  NELSON  Slaughtering'   Sale  For the next thirty days I -will gi?e  a great slaughtering sale on all lines in  stock consisting of boy's and men's  clothing, furnishings, hats and caps, and  boots and shoos. In order to make room  for spring stock I must slaughter some  of my present stock .and also to give my  many customers the benefit thereof.  Now is the chance to partake of some  of the best bargains ever offered in tho  Kootenays.  Thei sale is genuine, the stock new and  the prices away down.  Call, get prices, examine goods and  be convinced -that I am offering the  greatest bargains ever offered in Nelson.  217 and 219  Baker Street  J. A. GILKER  Corner Silica and  Stanley Sts.  E. J. CURRAN, Proprietor.  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.  NOTICE,  Notice Is hereby fi-ivon Hint I intend to  apply at tho next sitLing of the board of  liucnaa commissioner;* for tlio City of Nelson, to bo held afler tho expiration of  thirty days from tho dato hereof, for a  transfer of tho retail liquor lleenso now  held by mo for tho "Grand Hotel," situate  on Vernon street in tlio City of Nelson, on  tho east half of lot 4, block 2, sub-division  of lot 93, group 1, West Kootenay district,  to John Biomberg of tho City of Nolson.  GU_  NELSON.  Witness: A. BENSON.  Dated this second day of January, 1902.  NOTIOE^  IN THE SUPREME COURT OF 13U1TISU  COLUMBIA.  In the matter of the *U1nding Up i 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 tho honorable  the chief justice has fixed Friday the 17th  day of January, 1902, at tho hour of 11  o'clock In the forenoon at tlie Law Courts,  New Westminster, British Columbia, as  the time and place for tho appointment of  an official liquidator of tho above named  company. J.   J.   CAMBRIDGE,  District Registrar.  AND  0ERTIFI0ATE   OF IMPROVEMENTS  Notice: Ray ot Hope mineral claim; situate in tho Nelson mining division of  West Kootenay district, located on Duhamel (Six-mile) creek. Take notico that I,  Charles W. Busk, free miners' certificate  No. 60,825, as agent for W. J. Goepel, free  miners' certiflcato No." 50,500 John Paterson, free miners' certificate No. 50,727, and  self, intend sixty days from the date hereof to apply to tho mining recorder for a  certiflcato of Improvements for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the  abovo claim. And further tako notice that  action under Section 37 must be commenced  before tho Issuanco of such certiflcato 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. 3308,  for $f)S payable to' William Harper; and one  No. 1330, for $0;>.r>0, payable to II. Mcintosh.  Suita.blo reward will be given for tho recovery of Ihe same. Address David Murphy,  Erie, B. C.  INSURANCE BBOKERS  Agents for Trout Lake Addition  (Bogustown) Fairview Addition.  Acreage property adjoining the park  And J. & J. Taylor safes.  These safeB can be bought from uh oi  two year's time without inteiest.  Ward Bros.  833 West Baker Street, Nelson.  NOTICE  To tbe Public and Union Men:  Tho Trades and Labor Council of tho City  of Nelson have declared all hotels, restaurants and saloons employing Chinese in or  around the premises unfair to organized  labor. The following do not employ Chinese  in such capacity:  VICTORIA HOTEL  CLARK 10 MOTEL  TREMONT HOTEL  MADDEN HOTEL  SHBRBKOOKE HOTEL  GRAND CENTRAL HOTEL  LAKE VIEW HOTEL  ROSSLAND HOTEL  GRAND HOTEL  KLONDIKE HOTEL  JOHN SPI5AK  MANHATTAN SALOON  BODEGA SALOON  GLUE POT SALOON  CLUB HOTEL  IMPERIAL RESTAURANT  KOOTENAY HOTEL  IMPERIAL SALOON  WAVERLEY HOTEL  ATHABASCA SALOON  GOAL  DOMESTIC  OR  STEAM  USE  General Agency, Telephone 265.  W. P. TIERNEY  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  TKI.KI'IIONK 115  ORDER YOUR  TlCI.Kl'ltONK 35  COAL  FROM  NELSON FREIGHTING AND TRANSFER CO.  NOTIOE 01 MEETING  The annual meeting of the Cooks' and  AVaitors' Union, No. Ill, Western Labor  Union, will bo hold Sunday, January 26th,  at 8 o'clock sharp, for the purpose of electing officers for the ensuing term. All members are requested to attend.  H.  M.  FORTIER, Finance Secretary.  A. B. SLOAN, President.  NOTIOE.  Your patronage and influence respectfully solicited for Brown Brothers as the .leading jewelers of Nelson.  STENOGRAPHER. ��� A YOUNG LADY  stenographer, three years' experience,  wishes position. Good references. Apply,  stating salary, lo 700 Seventh Avenue, Vancouver, B. C.  ANTHRACITE AND ROSLYN  ALWAYS ON HAND  Oflice: 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.  AH coal and wood strictly cash on delivery.    OFFICE 184 BAKER STREET  TELEPHONE   147.  Private Tuition  Students prepared for departmental and1  other examinations.  Commercial work a specialty.  I. C. SLATER,  Fourth door above City Hall,

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