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 ���"p* ** 'f-"^KffPT.* vft&vtQ  5��5_3&__S-_S��3355  HHHi  MWaia^^  ESABLISHED   1892  TUESDAY   MORNING,  FEBRUARY  4-  1902  DAILY EDITION  CIVIC FINANCES  COUNCIL    PRESENTS  ESTIMATE  ITS  FIGURES   ARRANGED    SO   THAT  THE   ADMINISTRATION   WILL  ' ABOUT   BREAK   EVEN  of persons were bruised in the scramble  which followed. Dispatches from the  Butler hospital today report Mrs. Soffel's  condition as unchanged. While it is  believed she will be well, the danger is  not passed. Mrs. Soffel is already taking steps to defend herself and has  written to a prominent attorney to engage his services. The prison board is  satisfied Mrs. Soffel had assistance  within the prison walls and before the  Biddle incident is Anally closed it is  probable that there will be an almost  entirely new force of attaches at the  jail.  PROMOTERS IN LITIGATION  The regular meeting of the city council  was held at the city hall last evening. The  chief item of business discussed was relating to tho city health ollicer. A resolution  had been drawn up for the appointment of a  city health oflicer, but before the motion  was put an informal discussion took place  on the question as to the right of the council to appoint another oflicer before the old  one had been either asked to resign or had  volunteered the same. In addition to this  the mayor claimed that before taking any  action in the.matter it was only an act of  courtesy, to which the present health officer, was entitled, that his report, which was  in the course of. preparation,, should be received.  Alderman Morrison claimed that the re-  port'should havo been completed before this  date, and also that the financial statement  should have been handed in before the beginning of February, as the citizens were  entitled to receive information in regard to  tho city's standing immediately the old  council retired, and before the new council  assumed the reins of government. In this  view he was supported uy aldermen Drew  and Scanlan.  After some further discussion of a like  nature and upon the assurance of the  mayor that the health officer's report would  be forthcoming at the next meeting, the  resolution wns withdrawn.  The llrst division of the council took  place on the granting of the contract for  the addition to tho city hull. Four tenders  were i-ecelved, each included an alternative  tender: W. G. Gillett, $20SS and $2091; Toyo,  ?2200 and S2300; Hepburn, ?23IJ0 and $24-1; D.  Burgess, $2000 aud $2100. The tenders received at tho previous meeting had been  for a frame building/but the ones opened  at the meeting last evening wero for a  brick and stone addition.  On motion of alderman Morrison and  Selous, it was decided to consider the tenders for the brick and stone addition. This  brought alderman Irving to his feet, who  moved that Gillett's tender, though the second lowest, be accepted, urging as a reason  for this that Mr. Gillett was well known  and reliable, while the man whose tender  was the lowest was unknown to most ol*  the members of the council.  Aldermen Scanlan and Hamilton objected  to this, and claimed that it was their duty  to economize the funds of the city.  On motion being put it was decided by a  majc-ritv that the lowest tender be acc-ii-  tod, aldermen Irving and Selous being the  only ones voting nay.  The school board estimates, which had  been referred back to the board at the pre-  lous meeting, were passed without a division on the recommendation of the finance  committee,  A letter was received from J. J. Malone,  requesting the right to cut ice on the city  reservoir, enclosing a check for the right  to do so. The council agreed that such a  privilege could not be granted and instructed the cltv clerk to return the check.  The estimates for the year's controllable expenses were presented by the city  treasurer, which are as follows:  Fire   department $   7,000 00  Fire  equipment         1,500 00  Police department   -.    0,000 Ol)  Scavenging department      4,500 OO  Board of health      2.000 03  Legal expenses      1,000 00  Miscellaneous      2,000 00  Plant and  tools ....'        500 00  Stationery, printing, advertising...    1,500 00  Grounds and buildings ..-      3,000 00  Grounds and maintenance         GjO 00  Salary, including city engineer....    7,500 00  Waterworks management      2,000 00  Sewer  management        500 01)  Electric  light management     7,000 00  __ Interest _and slnking_fund, deben���_  lure account    23;050 00  Interest  on   overdraft         1,230 0s  Overdraft on Bank of Montreal on  current accounts     1S.G92 41  Outstanding accounts      2,500 00  Public school      13,400 00  Furniture and fixtures          300 00  Due sinking fund   on 1901   debentures    '..     1.S00 0?  Electric   Tramway   Company   for  Dr. Milne Sues Lawyer Macdonell  VANCOUVER, February 3.���[Special  to The Tribune.]���Dr. Milne, one of the  original promoters of the V. V. & E.,  has entered action in Victoria, and the  case will likely be heard next week,  against D. G. Macdonell of Vancouver,  for the sum of $12,500. - Macdonell was  solicitor for Milne and his associates,  and during Milne's absence in England  obtained an option from Milne's attorney Hall, on his interest as well as that  of the other promoters of the V. V. & E.  The plaintiff claims that Macdonell  made use of his knowledge as solicitor  of the company to secure the options  after he found out that the deal was  going through. Milne is now claiming  from Macdonell the sum mentioned  which, it is alleged, is the difference  between the amount paid Milne for his  shares and the amount retlized from it  by Macdonell. Joseph Martin is.Milne's  counsel.  and the two detectives boarded a special  train, consisting of a caboose and engine, and, in company with McCarty,  went to Terry, 40 miles west of Glen-  dive, where McCarty had cached the  diamonds. True to his word, he led the  officers to where he had planted the  jewels and they were recovered intact,  part remaining in the wallet containing  some of the diamonds when they were  taken from the trunk and the balance  in the pocket torn from his overcoat.  The cache was an excellent one, and ha  McCarty not shown the-officers where it  was, it would have bafnejd all search.  The only evidence against McCarty  when he was arrested by sheriff Kennedy and deputy George Twible was his  suspicious actions. When the detectives  arrived on the scene they followed the  same clue and the confession of the robbery was due to the pressure brought  to bear on McCarty, who "was confined  in the county jail on a 30 days' sentence  for vagrancy.  $4,000-000 FIRE  WIPES OUT WATERBURY'S  BUSINESS HOUSES  ALTHOUGH THE CITY WAS IN A  STATE OF PANIC NO LIVES  WERE LOST  HAS  GORDON CONFESSED?  Hanrahan Knocked Out  CHICAGO, February 3.���Wild Bill  Hanrahan's aspirations to the heavyweight championship were quickly dispelled tonight by Frank Childs, the colored heavyweight, who knocked out the  New Yorker after one minute of lighting  in the fourth round, of a six-round contest, at the American club. Hanrahan  was outclassed from the start. In the  first round Childs sent Hanranan to tne  floor with a stiff left to the jaw. The  second round was full of wild swings,  neither man doing any damage. In the  next round Childs began playing for  Hanrahan's stomach and was more successful at this style of fighting. When  they came together in the fourth round  Childs continued to play for the stomach, easily, avoiding Hanrahan's wild  swings. After a minute of fighting they  got into a a]inch and on the breakaway  Childs shoved a straight left into Han-*  rahan's stomach. The blow doubled  Hanrahan up, and as his head dropped  forward the" colored man brought his  right square on the jaw. Hanrahan fell  flat on his back, and after being counted  out, his seconds carried him to his corner where they worked over him for  fully ten minutes before he was f.ble to  walk.  Greenwood Local News  GREENWOOD, February 3.���[Special  to The Tribune.]���George R. Naden,  managing director of the Bealey Investment & Trust Company, returned  today from England, after an absence  of three months. He was recently elected mayor Greenwood, after having  served a term of alderman, so he will  now assume mayoralty duties. Before  his election as alderman last year he  had been city treasurer for some time,  pn-h-- is-thoroughly familiar with the  city's affairs.  Charged With Two Murders  WINNIPEG, February 3.���Walter Gordon,  the alleged "Whitewater murderer, came before magistrate Baker at the police court  this morning. H. M. Howell and Mr. Mathers appeared for the defendant, and George  Patterson, deputy attorney-general for the  crown. The charge against him is in the  usual wording of an indictment for murder, was that "on July 21st, near Whitewater, in the municipality of Morton!  Manitoba, Walter Gordon did kill and murder one Charles J. Daw, and at the same  place on August 1st, did kill and murder  one Jacob Smith." Mr. Mathers on behalf  of the accused asked that the preliminary  hearing be taken in Winnipeg'by magistrate Baker. This Mr. Patterson objected  tox and Mr. Baker remanded the case to  Boissevain, on February 11th, where the  case will be heard by magistrate William  Gordon. A report is in circulation tonight  that Gordon has confessed to the double  crime.  ment, and referring to American citizens  in such a manner as this, and particularly  when such references are of a derogatory  character. The Chinese minister In this  country is treated with every becoming  courtesy, and he has no right to make insinuations upon American citizens acting  upon behalf of the laboring men of this  country, who I represent as president of  the Federation of Labor. I repeat that I  resent these remarks on the part of the  Chinese minister."  ESCAPE OF THE EMPRESS  Eart McHarg's Book  ROSSLAND, February 3.���W. Hart-  McHarg, barrister' of Rossland; who  served through the South African campaign in the Royal Canadian regiment  as sergeant, and who is now a lieutenant  in the Rocky Mountain Rangers, has  written a clever book - entitled ''From  Quebec to Pretoria With the Royal Canadian Regiment." The volume is to be  issued in Toronto shortly, from the  press of William Briggs, and will give  an accurate recital of the events in the  -history,of Canada's first contingent. In  his battle scenes, ...especially that of  Paarderberg, Mr. McHarg is particularly  strong. Rosslanders are looking. forward to the appearance of the volume  with keen interest..  electric light power  Total      Estimated revenue  5,000 00  ..?11(1,0GS 38  ..   91,750 00  Excess of expense over revenue....   21.31S 00  Bough on Christian Scientists  BERLIN* February 3. ��� Christian  science was debated in the reichstag today. While considering a resolution  asking the government to place insane  asylums under imperial control. Dr.  Henrich Mueller, Radical, said he  thought that the government should  take action against "the Mrs. Eddy  swindle, in Flotwell street, Berlin" alluding to the establishment of a certain  Fraulien Schoen, where Dr. Hermann  Mueller said that prayer healing was  performed for two marks an hour, and  that Fraulien Schoen had followers ir.  the higher circles of Berlin society.  Herr Stoecked, Conservative, formerly  court preacher, said that Christiar,  science was a product of bad philosphj  and worse theology, imported from the  United States, and that it should bf  made illegal in Germany.  Injured in a Blast  NEW YORK, February 3.���Two men  were seriously injured this afternoon by  a heavy blast of dynamite on. the site of  the old Stewart mansion, 34th stree!  and 5th avenue. The men hurt arf  Morris Harnett, a watchman employee  by a firm of builders, whose skull war  fractured; and Ferdinand Holly, whe  was painfully cut in the thigh by v  piece of flying rock. A building foremai;  who had charge of the blast was arrested.  Mrs. Soffel on the Defensive  PITTSBURG, February 3.���The bodier  of Edward and John Biddle, the dead  bandits, arrived here from Butler today  and were at once taken to the Pittsburg  morgue. In spite of the intense cold  at a comparatively early hour a crowd  of a thousand or more people were waiting the arrival of the train.   A number  Information comes from Eholt to the  effect that the prospects of the Rambler  mineral claim in that vicinity has been  improving considerably. Diamond drills  proving the occurrence of ore in a considerable Quantity below the one hundred foot level. Recent assay returns  were very encouraging. They were secured from a sample consisting of three-  sacks of ore from one of the surface  showings, ahd yielded at the rate of $15,  chiefly, in gold.  Negotiations Renewed  LONDON, February 3.���Tho Hague  correspondent of the Daily Mail says  that Holland intends to remodel her  offer concerning peace in South Africa  and renew diplomatic representations  to Great. Britain. Dr. Kyper, the Dutch  premier, says the correspondent, has  strong continental backing and the negotiations are likely to be prolonged.  "The British minister' had an interview with Dr. Von Lynden, the Dutch  minister of foreign* affairs, last. Saturday," wires the Brussels correspondent  of the Morning Post, "and intimated  that Great Britain would never negotiate with Mr. Kruger and Dr. Leyds."  LONDON, February 3.���Rudyard Kipling, who arrived at Capetown, January  Sth, in a letter to a friend in England,  again pretests emphatically against any  amnesty being granted the rebels, which  he fears, from the attitude of the home  people, may be done.  Recovered the Diamonds  HELENA, Montana, February 3.���-A  special to the Independent from Glen-  dive, Montana, says: Jerry McCarty,  who was arrested on suspicion of being  implicated in the diamond robbery at  Glendive on Sunday morning, January  19th, when two trunks belonging to S.  H. Clausen & Company, wholesale jewelry manufacturers, were taken from  the Northern Pacific baggage room,  broken open and set and unset diamonds to the value of from $10,000 to  $15,000 stolen, last night confessed to  having committed the robbery himself  to sheriff John Kennedy, C. B. Batten,  of the Northern Pacific secret service,  aud O. O. Randall, of tlie St. Paul Pinkerton agency, and this afternoon the  sheriff and his deputy, Frank Watkins,  Strike Against the Double Loom  PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island, February 3,���The lockout in the four large  mills of the American Woolen Company  in Olneyville, took effect today in pursuant to the order issued on Saturday  by the officials, "to meet the action of  about 150 weavers who were endeavoring to precipiate a general strike against  the double loom system. More ��� than  6500 operatives in all the departments  are idle as a result. Plans are being  formed to carry the strike to mills o��  the company in other cities. The Washington mills at Lawrence, Massachus-  sets, it is aid, will he the first centre  of effort in tying up the business of the  concern.  "^^Mihl^Hbrrbr"     ________  EAGLE PASS, Texas, February 3.���  Eighty-four bodies, and 16 men barely  alive, some of them horribly mangled,  have been taken from the Hondo  shafts. The shaft had 113 men enrolled,  and 18 are still missing. Twenty-five  mules have been taken from the shaft.  The scene at the opening of the mine  was horrible. Wives, mothers and  children of the dead and mangled men  who perished in the explosion were  screaming and crying and refused to  leave.  Smelter Man Injured  VANCOUVER, February 3.���[Special  to The Tribune.]���A. M. Clark, smelter  man of Van Anda, was brought here last  night suffering very serious injuries  from a dynamite explosion. He was  separating frozen ore, when his pick  struck a part of a stick of dynamite  which exploded. He was hurled many  feet, his eye was destroyed, and today  part of one hand was amputated.  Child Lost in Snowstorm  OTTAWA, February 3.���James Hayes,  nine years old, was found in a snow  heap last night almost frozen to death.  He had been sent with a message in the  morning and while returning home lost  his way in the blinding snow storm and  laid down.   He will probably recover.  Maoris to Relieve Troops  WELLINGTON, New Zealand, February 3.���A thousand Maoris have volunteered to do garrison duty anywhere  in the British dominions with the object of relieving a similar number of  British troops for service in South Africa.    Destroyed by an Avalanche  GRAZ, Austria, February 3.���An avalanche from mount Dobratch has partially overwhelmed the village of Blei-  berg, near the town of Vilach. A number of persons have been killed.  No Decision in Merger Case  WASHINGTON, February 3.���The U.  S. supreme court adjourned today until  February 24th. The court did not announce a decision in the Northern Pacific merger case.  WATERBURY, Connecticut, February 3.  ���The Scovil House, the leading hotel of the  city, situated near the city hall is in flames.  The building is valued at $150,000. The'  flames started in the basement and at.4 a.  m. were leaping from the third story and  the rear of the hotel Is burning like tinder.  H. Derwin, a well known professional ball  player and a member or the Protection  Hose Company, was found partly frozen  on the roof of a block adjoining Conkllng's  department store. He is unconscious and  his condition is serious.,  At 4:20 a. m. the Associated Press operator, at the postal telegraph offlce, has been  compelled to leave his key on account of  the near approach of the flames. The city  of Waterbury today stands devastated by  fire. The loss, according, to the estimates of  conservative business and insurance men,  will run between' $4,000,600 and $5,000,000.  The lire, which began about 6:20 last  night in the big store of the Reid & Hughes  Dry Goods Company on Bank street, was  not considered under control until about  $3,000,000 worth of property had been destroyed. About the time the firemen supposed they had the first fire under control,  a disastrous fire broke out in another part  of the city near the city hall and the po-.  lice station. The Scovil House, the city's  leading hostelry, which was remodelled  a few years ago at an expense of about $75,-  000, was discovered to be on fire'about 5  o'clock this morning and by day light was  a complete wreck. At the outset of the  blaze the occupants of the hotel were compelled to seek the street in their night  clothes. With the ringing of a second alarm  the entire city was thrown into a panic,  and when it was learned that the historic  Scovil House was on fire there was complete consternation. The spraying sparks,  thicker than the falling snow, covered the  entire business center of the city, and the  occupants of buildings in the pathway of  the wind prepared to ilea ye. Although the  Waterbury fire department was reinforced  by the services of the most efficient men  from the departments of nearly every Connecticut brigade,' the fire was completely  beyond their control.  At various times the advisability of using  dynamite was discussed, but the idea was  abandoned because of .its. dangerous character. Mayor' Kilduff said that the use of  an explosive of any kind was dangerous,  unless an expert in blowing up buildings  under like circumstances could be found  to do it.  At 9:30 a. m. the great conflagration  seemed to be fully under control. Since G  a. m. the firemen have been gradually getting the better of the fire and while the  ruins of the Scovil House and adjoining  buildings are burning, no further spread  of the (lames is anticipated.  Tho fire in its entirety burned over four  acres of the city's choicest business section. In all about one hundred of the city's  most prominent businesses were turned out.  The property loss may be estimated at between $2,000,000 and $2,500,000, and the loss  on stocks, etc. is much more. As far as can  be learned the greater part of the loss Is  covered by insurance. The armory the city  hall, the churches and the public places  have been turned into temporary shelters,  hundreds being rendered homeless.  Mayor Kllduff was asked if he would call  for financial aid from outside cities. The  mayor responded quickly: "Waterbury, although suffering a grievous loss, will take  care of herself although extremely grateful for the expressions of sympathy that  have poured in from every side."  WATERBURY, Connecticut, February 3.  ���Smouldering ruins mark the main business section of this city as the result of the  -ifireHhat^brokelouti-lastinightiandicontlnuedi:  until this morning. The exact loss is difficult to obtain, but it will be about $4,000,-  000. There is a very strong suspicion that  the fire that destroyed tho Scovil House,  which burned after the first outbreak was  practically under control, was by incendiary. The hotel Are originated in the pool  and billiard room in the basement of the  house on the side farthest from the burning district and all heat for the rooms was  supplied by a boiler in another part of the  building. No one could be found to explain  its origin and the authorities are Investigating.  The flames had only begun to die out  down along Bank, Grand and South Main  streets, where the main (ire occurred, when  it was found the hotel was on fire and  something like a panic occurred. It was  evident the building was doomed If the fire  reached the adjacent buildings and there  would have been very little hope of saving  the center of the city. The fire blazed far  into the day and was not extinguished entirely until evening. The main fire cut  through the heart of the city and a tangle  in the network of wires hindered the work  of extinguishing the last flames and clearing away the wreckage, but telephonic  communication, lighting facilities and electric power were restored before nightfall.  A revised list of losses and insurance i.s  very difficult to obtain at this time. Few  know just what the loss was on their building and stock. The remarkable feature of  the fire was undoubtedly the absence, so  far as Is known, of loss of life. Only two  cases of slight injury have been reported.  The rebuilding of the ruined structures Is  only a matter of time. Temporary quarters  have been secured by all the Arms, though  small, and the merchants expect soon to  be in commodious quarters. Many have already telegraphed for new stocks and will  resume business immediately. The American Publishing Company is among the  heaviest losers. The building is entirely  ruined, but the paper' was issued in an abbreviated form tonight. The walls of the  mechanical department are still standing  and it is said that It will be repaired immediately. The press machines are believed  not to be seriously damaged, though buried  under water and debris. There has been  more or less disorder about the streets,  which were piled with household goods  and small articles thrown from the windows, but the amount of thieving was  small compared with the opportunities offered.  Assassin's Plot Frustrated  VICTORIA, February 3.���News of a most  extensive conspiracy to assassinate the  dowager empress of China, and the members of the court, and foment a widespread  rebellion which was to involve the whole  Chinese empire, was received by the steamer Glenesk. The discovery of the plot was  made while the court was at Kaifeng, when  an unsuccessful attempt, was made to destroy the palaces and their inmates by Are.  After: the failure of this attempt some of  the incendiaries were arrested by the Ho--  nan provincial officials, and torture was at  once applied with a view of extorting confession. One of the conspirators, aged IS  years only, at last broke down and confessed. He told of attempts that were to  be made to wreck the imperial train and  to fire on it from the side of tho line.  A search of the captured men's houses  resulted in the discovery of correspondence  and detailed reports on the strength of the  garrisons of all the cities of importance in  China, and all particulars relating to their  strength and defence. The books of the society containing the names of the members  were also found and there will be wholesale  arrests.  Correspondence was also found from the  China Reform Association to the conspirators. When the plot was discovered ample  guards was placed along the route by viceroy Yuan Shih Kai, and the court was not  molested. Had the plot not been discovered  the court would have been delayed long  before going to Pekin.  International Chess Contest  MONTE CARLO, February 3.���Round sixteen of the Berger tables was served for  the first round of the international chess-  master tournament, which was begun here  today. The order of play was therefore as  follows: Mason vs. Blackburn, Tshchoron  vs. Tarrasch, Marcozy vs. Plllsbury, Marshall vs. Allbln, Wolff vs;1 Reggios, Meises  vs. Mortimer, Schlechter vs. Teichmann,  Janowaski vs. Gunsberg, Popile vs. Marcos,  ���Napier vs. Eisenberg, and Scheve vs.  Taubenhaus. At the flrst adjournment at 1  o'clock this afternoon the following had  been recorded: Marcozy had beaten Pills-  bury (Petrbffs defense 33 moves); Janowaski had disposed of Gunsberg, Napier  had the better game against Eisenberg and.  .Wolff had a superior position in his game  with Reggio.  The Bice Will Case  NEW YORK, . February 3.���Proceedings  in the trial of Albert T. Patrick were  opened today by' reading .the *:189G will,  known, as the Baker will. This will was  ruled out by recorder "Goff a number of  times, but was admitted at Friday's session of the court ns corroborative of the  testimony of one of the heirs, whose name  appears in that document as well as the  will of 1900, alleged to have been forged by  Patrick. AVilliam M. Rice, Jr., who was on'  the stand when the court adjourned on  Friday was recalled. He identified the  agreement entered into by the heirs of Mr.  Rice and the trustees of the Rice institute for the probate of the will of 1S96. The  witness said the agreement was to stay  litigation over the real estate in Texas,  Louisiana and New Jersey.  Hepburn Improves His Story  WINNIPEG, February 3.���John Hepburn,  locator of the rich quartz conglomerates on  Indian river, Yukon, the discovery of which  was briefly reported in dispatches from the  Coast last week, was In Winnipeg today  en route for Montreal, New York and Lon-  dan, England, where he will enlist capital  for the development of his properties. Mr.  Hepburn Is enthusiastic over the new find  and says one of his claims will yield $C',-  000,000 in gold, and that enough conglomerates is in sight to keep 20,000 stamps at  work for 100 years.  numb&r of shares sold being the largest  for a single day in the history of the stock.  It was under pressure throughout, with occasional rallies, and late in the day fell  more than three points under Saturday's'  closing, with a net loss of 2%. Profit taking  was an important element in the weakness  of the stock, but there was a disposition to  discredit recent rumors of a combination  with other copper producers. The weakness  of this stock did not affect the early rise  In transcontinentals, but its depressing influence gained force later In the day.  NEW YORK, February 3.���Copper barely  steady at 13% cents; lead steady; bar silver  55%; Mexican dollars 44&. Close.���Bar silver  55V4.  LONDON, February 3.���Close.���Lead ��11  5s. .  STOBYOFWBECKS  ATLANTIC SHIPPING HAS  SUFFERED GREATLY  Pull Enquiry Promised  LONDON, February 3.-^-The scandal ars-  ing from the charges brought against British officers by sir'John Blundell Maple, M.  P., in connection with the purchasing of  horses for the army, caused further acrimonious comment today. It was announced  that major general W.. R. Truman, inspector general of the remount department,  asked for the appointment of a court of  inquiry. The war secretary, Mr. Broderick,.  replying said he agreed it was desirable  that a thorough investigation should be  made of the whole subject,- and promised  that the inquiry would be opened without  delay.  IS FRIENDLY TO THE C. P.R.  PEAKED THAT26EVEEAL VESSELS  HAVE BEEN LOST WITH  ALL ON BOABD  Gompers Resents Chinese Insults  WASHINGTON, February 3.���Tho house  committee on foreign affairs today heard  Immigration commissioner Powderly and  president Gompers of the Fcd"ration of Labor, in favor of strict Chinese exclusion as  provided in tho Mitchell-Kahn bill. In the  course of his remarks, Mr. Gompers criticised Wu Ting Fang, the Chinese minister,  saying: "I resent the sneering remark of  a foreign diplomat that I am an agitator,  or a labor agitator, or that tho laboring  people of this country who are endeavoring  to protect themselves from Chinese labor,  are agitators. I deny the right of a representative of a foreign government addressing himself to an official of our goveru-  Requires Further Explanation  VICTORIA," February 3.���Writs have been  Issued for a suit taken by C. A. E. Neil of  this city, who sues for himself and the  king against the New Westminster Coal  Company and the Nelson Electric Tramway  Company. Nell claims forfeitures and penalties under the Dominion Railway Act,  for Infractions on the part of the companies. The sum total sued for being $91,900.  Cold in Chicago  CIirCAGO, February 3,-Chicago suffered severely from a cold wave this morning, the mercury at 5 o'clock being 5 below  zero and at 11 o'clock 2 below. An inmate of  tho old people's home was frozen to death.  At the county hospital it was said that  "Young" Griffo, whoso hands and feet  wero frozen last night, was in a serious  condition.  In the Grip of the Storm  LITTLE FALLS, February 3.���The greatest storm of the year is raging in Hohawk  valley. The country roads have been  blocked and no malls have been received  from surrounding places. Ea.stbound trains  on the New York Central and West Shore  roads are behind time, and no trains are  running on the Little Falls and Dogville  railway.  Large Lake Steamer Launched  TORONTO, Febraury 3.���The new steamer Montreal was launched at the Bertram  ship yard here today, for the Richelieu <_  Ontario Navigation Company. This Is the  largest paddle-wheel boat in Canadian  waters, being 310 feet long. She is to be  placed on Montreal-Quebec service.  Much Illness in Montreal  MONTREAL, February 3���There Is consternation in Catholic circles here on ac-  coun of excessive sickness. Archbishop  BruchesI, who has heretofore released the  severity of the lenten regulations, this year  orders that the rules be restored in full.  New Lieutenant Governor  HALIFAX, February s.���John McGee,  clerk of the privy council, arrived here yesterday and goes to Fredorieton today to  swear in I'f.itt nant governor Snowball on  Wednes.:::;.'.  Earthquake in Montreal  MONTREAL, February 3.���A very slight  earthquake shock was felt here at about  S o'clock this morning. It was also' felt at  several points in tho eastern townships.  Amalgamated Copper Breaks  NEW YORK, February 3.-Close.���American copper 75V-:. Tho dealings in American  copper   were  on  an  enormous  scale,   the  Dr. Webb Talks of the Purchase  OTTAWA, February 3.���In connection  with the Canada Atlantic railway, It is said  that besides additions to the fleet of steamers which has ben engaged in he "grain-  carrying business, a fleet of palatial steamers which has been engaged in the grain-  the interests of the new railway combination, with a view to tho expected great  tourist travel.  A new issue of" bonds will be made to  cover the cost of purchase of the C. A. R.  It is expected that the present time between Ottawa and New York will, be cut  down by two hours.  Dr. Webb states that there will be very  little change in the head offices. He-thinks  the Canada Atlantic cannot very well do  with fewer men than are now employed.  He says that the New York Central has  not bought the Canada Atlantic, but that  the purchase has been made by a party of  capitalists, of whom he is. one, and who  are identified with the Rutland and the  New York Central. There Is one large management behind the three companies.  Dr. Webb says that the Canada Atlantic  and the Canadian Pacific are closely allied  in business, and that they will in future be  allies. There is not, he says ,'the slightest  intention of diverting the grain business  from Montreal. In fact, the parties behind  this thing are building a railroad ,as fast  as they can between Montreal and Quebec.  Asked as to whether the headquarters  would be removed' from Ottawa, Dr. Webb  replied that ��� "even, if the headquarters  should be removed from Ottawa, the capital will still .be. adivisional point."  In reference to Depot Harbor Dr. Webb  says: "I think the present business can be  built up. We will put on cabin steamers on  the lakes and run excursions to Chicago,  Duluth and other lake ports from New  England, New York and the Maritime provinces."  It is the opinion in high quarters that the  effect of the sale of the C. A. R. will result  in immense advantage to Quebec. Nothing,  however, can be done to divert the trade  from going to Boston in winter.  Preservation was.Miraculous  CINCINNATI, February 2.���It was believed until a few days ago that every bit  of evidence in tho famous governor Goebel  murder case had been destroyed by the fire  which recently visited the building recently occupied by the firm of Lowry & Goebel.  But such is not the case, and in this particr  ular instance there has been discovered a'  most astonishing preservation of the evidence. There are those who believed that  fate alone could have saved the frail papers upon which the prosecution of those  who brought the late governor to his  death was based after months of  hard work. In the building was a desk in  which these papers and correspondence, as  well as much more matter, were stored.  -%Among"thesei-papers"was^ai=little=rcelluloidi  button which bore the likeness of governor  Goebel. This button, together with a lock  of hair taken from the governor's head by  his brother after death; the oath of office  which the martyred governor signed before  dying, and the last words he uttered before  dying lay together in a book. After the fire  the desk and Us contents were supposedly  a mass of blackened ashes. A few days ago,  while prospecting among the ruins, justice  Goebel discovered these precious relics. The  book wa.s burned almost to a crisp, but between Its middle leaves were found the articles named uninjured und safe. The button had suffered heat so Intense that lt  turned red, but the likeness was the same  a.s ever and the lock of hair and papers  were not the leust disturbed. Further delving found that not a single paper bearing  on the case had been destroyed, though  everything about them was reduced to  ashes. It Is needless to say that these discoveries more than compensate the brother  who brought them to the light of day, yet  the mystery of their preservation is as profound to him as to anybody else.  NEW YORK, February 3.���The strong  gale from the northwest/which began  early last evening, continued all through  the night and this morning. The maximum velocity of the .wind was 65 miles  an hour, and at 9 a. m. today, the local  weather bureau instruments showed that  it was blowing at the rate of 56 miles  an hour.  NEW YORK, February 3���An unknown four master schooner went  ashore^ during the night on Briagntine  shoals, near Atlantic City. She lies  near the grounded steamer Cloverdale,  which went ashore yesterday. Both  vessels are hard aground. The Forge  River life station on the south shore of  Long island reported early today that  a large barge was anchored off shore.  She was rolling badly. 'No one could  be seen aboard and no signals were displayed. A lot of wreckage has washed  ashore between Bellport, Long island,  and Forge river, which looked as if another barge had gone to pieces. The  Oak island life saving station near Fire  island reported such this morning. Her,  name has not yet been learned.  NEW YORK, February 3.���The^ship  ashore at Point Lookout is the "L. -  Schepp", from Hongkong for New York.  ST. JOHN, New Brunswick, February  The Donaldson line Alcides, from Glasgow, while entering harbor about noon  yesterday during thick snow squalls  and a severe gale, drifted broadside onto D  a mud bank near the foulground. The  steamer remained -stranded for two  "hours, but got off at high tide.  HALIFAX, February 3.���The steamer  Mira,. 2400 tons,^belonging*, to the Dom-,  inion Coal' Company, was"'wrecked on  the Chebogne Point ledge at four o'clock  this morning. High seas prevent as-  istance reaching the boat.  MONTREAL, February 3.���Ontario  and Quebec, as well as the maritime  provinces, are snowbound today. A-  blizzard has been raging at most places  since last Saturday morning. Railway  traffic is very much interferred *with,  electric, as well as other vehicular traffic  is also interur-ted.  ST. JOHN, New Brunswick, February  3.���A severe snow storm raged here  ,last night. The wind blew sixty miles  an hour. The southern electric circuit  broke and a portion of the city was in  darkness. The Carlton boat was forced  to give up the service early in tbe evening. The decks were washed over and  the boats carried away.  HALIFAX, February 3.���The worst  storm of the season was in progress  here last night. A heavy gale from the  sputhwest blew over the city all day,  and a blizzard. The steamship traffic  was interfered with.  English Papers Criticize  LONDON, February 3���Commenting this  evening on the reception on Saturady last  of the wives and children of the members  of the diplomatic corps at Pekin by the  dowager empress, the emperor and the empress, the Globe truthfully remarks that it  was humiliating to every European and  American, and expresses indignation at the  fact that the ministers permitted their  "wives and children to be degraded by bowing to the infamous woman and receiving  decorations from her bloodstained hands."  Kelverdale is Reported  VICTORIA, February 3.���News has been  received of the safety of the overdue British bark Kelverdale, which is fi3 days out  from Manila for Royal Roads. She was  sighted on Saturday by the steamer Glenesk off Cape Flattery. The Kelverdale was  reinsured at three per cent, her owners  fearing for her on account of typhoons  which raged in the eastern seas soon after  the bark sailed from the Philippines In ballast.  Earl of Munster Killed  LONDON, February. 3.���A South African  casualty list, published this evening, includes the name of the earl of Munster,  Geoffrey George Gordon Fitz Clarence,  who was accidentally killed at tho Lapo  mines February 2nd. The earl was a major  of the Third battalion of the Royal Scots,  Lothian regiment. He was born In 1859.  Business Block Burned  IJXBR1DGE, February 3.���The building  known ns tho Henry block, owned by N.  Garland of Toronto and occupied as a general store by C. S. Botsford. was destroyed  by fire this morning. A blinding snow storm  wa.s raging when the lire broke out and  which helped tho flames. Tho loss is estimated at $12,000.  MAXONE~New~Yb?lt^Feb"ruary 3.���  No storm in recent years in northern  New York has reached such serious proportions as the one now prevailing. It  commenced on noon on Sunday and in  less than eight hours three feet of snow  had fallen. For the last ten nours the  wind has been blowing a gale.  UTICA, New York, February 3.���A*  fearful blizzard prevails in central and  northern New York. The railroads are  tied up and there is no prospect of the  north and south lines being open for  several days. On the Central, a few passengers are being pushed through, from  four to eight hours late, but freight  trains are abandoned.  COREY, Pennsylvania, February 3.������  The Worst blizzard for many years has  raged in this region for the past twenty-  four hours. It has caused great damage  to the railroads and to telegraph and  telephone wires. The Pittsburg express,  from Buffalo arrived eight hours late.  SYRACUSE, New York, February 3.���  Up to noon no train on the Rome,  Watertown and Ogdensburg had reached  Syracuse. It will be several days before  freight can be moved on the New York  Central and West Shore roads. Two  trolley cars on the Lakeside road, which  left here at 5 p. m. yesterday for Bald-  winsville, became stalled respectively at  Long Branch, seven miles distant, and  Rockaway Beach, five miles. Tbe cars  and passengers are still here, unable .to  proceed. The drifts reach to the tons  of the cars. It is not expected that the  line will be open before tomorrow;  morning.  LONDON, February 3.���Reports of  damage caused by wind and snow  storms on the continent, and in Great  Britain, continue to be received. Carriage aud street car traffic in Madrid  has been stopped, and railroad trains  are delayed. Some of the towns in  northern Spain are isolated, and fruit  trees have been destroyed. In Switzerland many villages are cut off from  communication. Telegraphic communication with Italy is interupted. There,  is now more snow in Venice than at  any time during the past twenty-five*  years. The river Tiber rose thirty-five  feet. The lower portion of Rome is  flooded, as well as the Forum, the Pantheon and the Temple of Vesta. The  water of the Tiber is now receding.  Several more wrecks off the British  and French coasts are reported, and the  crews of some of these vesels have been  lost.   Numerous ships are overdue, THE NELSON TMBOTE: TUESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 4, 1902.  a^gaaj.���^���_,_^^^.^^v...-._^-��^.���-.^jtj-t<^y.--tv-Tni<Tin1MIMn..lll  m^SSOm^m���l��mimmmmXmm  oAc<fearaagaCK��c��tf<nott-Haairtwa-^^ vnmxmm  ^aa^aaasM-s-s* to **  w ���  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  ��r-��r-^L  HUDSON'S BAY  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  BARGAINS  Opera Flannel Blouses, Silk Skirts, Ladies' Jackets, Golf Capes, Ladies' Costumes and Furs at largely  reduced prices.  We do not often advertise seecial reductions but  when we do they are genuine.  No inferior goods are bought by us and offered  as so-called bargains.  TH HUM'S BAT COMPANY  BAKER BTREET. NELSON, B. 0,  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  J)}  %<&&&&&&&& M *&&&&&&&&&&  FOUNTAIN  PENS  The Fountain Pen  is today looked upon as a necessity by  ' all business and professional men. It is important that the  pen be perfect. We sell all the standard  makes���'"Swan," "Waterman," "Parker," "Turney" and others. Our own  experience of years in the use and sale  of Fountain Pens satisfies us that the  "Swan" has merit over all others; in  fs ct that it is a perfect pen. Prices  range from $3.00 to $0.00, the difference  being purely one of size, not of quality.  We guarantee every pen we sell, and  will gladly refund the money paid for  it if it does not more than please the  purchaser. Pens for special uses and to  suit'all hands.  MORLEY & LAING  BOOKSELLERS AND STATIONERS  BAKEK STRE_T. NELSON. B. O.  Showrooms Mason & Rtfoh Pianos.  ��he ��rifcr*W��  T-i"-���*-"��������� '-  stm_e_n_^__o*N _eaj__5_.-  Dally by mail, on_-*r_owth ��,.-...v-..i-.-.i>��.$ 59  Daily by man, tfir-e montH- ���-��-...��'.*>��� 128  Dally by malt, "Sht montBa u..i-i.��i-.;n.v.*��  Dally by mall, one year ,_. _..*��,.-'.. 5 00  Scml-weekly by mall, thT-a-montHs ...    50  Semi-weekly by mail, six months  1 00  Semi-weekly by mail, one year   2 00  Postage to Great Britain added.  ADVERTISING  RATES.  Display advertisements run regularly  per inch per month  $4 00  If run less than a month, per inch per  insertion       ��� 25 ,  Classified Ads and Legal Notices, per  word for flrst insertion ,      1  For each additional insertion, per  word        %  Wholesale and Business Directory  Ads (classified) per line, per month.    50 i  Notices of meetings of Fraternal Societies and Trades Unions, per line  per  month     25  ~ Address all letters���  THE TRIBUNE ASSOCIATION, Ltd.  John Houston, Manager. Nelson, B. C.  anxious to secure control of the Canadian Pacific or the Grand Trunk systems  they would have the control in their  hands before the Canadian people or  even the members of premier Laurier's  cabinet knew anything of their movements. The nationalization of Canada's  railways will come, and in the minds  of the most advanced thinkers it will  come quicker if the greater inducement,  is offered by their absorption by the  American trust.  ���I'-I'-H-l-M-M-M-H-  'M-M-M-frM-M-I-fr  *  *  NOTICE TO, SUBSCRIBERS  BY   CARRIER.  On Saturday next, subscribers  whose Tribunes are delivered by  carrier will be expected to pay  the carrier TWENTY.CENTS, the  subscription price for the current  week.  ������i"I"H-��-:-HrH-r-M-  ���H"I"H-*t"H"I-��H-I��l-  The long delayed-statement, of the city  of Nelson,   covering  the  first  year  of  mayor Fletcher's regime has at last been  published.     Upon    his   own   showing  mayor Fletcher must now admit that  he is a poor financier.   Throughout the  whole of his first term he was carping  over the manner in which he and his  associates were hampered by the fact  that the previous council had left them  a legacy in the shape of an $18,000 overdraft,  or its equivalent.    To this one  fact was  traced  all  the  shortcomings  of his first administration.   It was idle  to attempt to  explain  to  his  worship  that this amount had been returned to  tho council of last year from the pro-  "^ceells^-f'th-'lbanT debenfure, with a few"  thousands additional for pin money by  reason of the premium paid upon the  city's issue of   $100,000.     To   all   such  reasoning he was obdurate, an overdraft  of $18,000 passed from one council to  another  was  an   overdraft,   something  which was   not   contemplated   by   the  Municipal Act, and something for which  there could  be no excuse.    And there  were    those   who    sympathized     with  mayor Fletcher, and fondly speculated  upon what he might have achieved but  for this impassable barrier.   How astonished   therefore  must   these   confiding  ratepayers be   when   mey   learn,   that  after having the former overdraft recouped to him,    together   with   a   few  added thousands on the side, that mayor  Fletcher  has  sinned  as   greviously  as  his predecessor, that there is again that  self same overdraft  of   some   eighteen  thousand odd, and   that   even   for   the  year to come, having only in view what  is termed the controllable expenditures,  it will not be possible to overcome it.  These are   the   city   auditor's   figures,  prepared it is true ofter their greatest  usefulness is past, but the figures just  the same.    The pity is that it should  have been   necessary to   publish   them  at all, since they deprive his worship of  his most convenient peg upon which to  hang his deficiencies.  When it comes to making predictions,  as to the future growth and development of South Africa, lord Milner can  discount all competitors. All who have  given the subject of the mineral wealth  of the, Rand any consideration have  been prepared for something phen-  ominal in the way of subsequent development hut they are staggered at lord  Milner's conception of it which gives  Johannesburg a. population .of five million people with ten years of urifetered  development.  FOR CAST AWAY SAILORS  The purchase of the Canada Atlantic  railway system by American capitalists  has revived the question of the nationalization of Canada's railways with a  view of preventing their absorption by  the great United States railway trust.  By some journals the purchase of the  Canada-Atlantic is regarded as the entering wedge for the bringing of one or  both of the Canadian trunk lines under  control. Whether this is so or not is  interesting only as a speculation. If the  people of Canada had an assurance of  its truth it would not enable them to  avert the absorption If it was decided  upon.   The men who form railway com-  Uninhahited Island Hotels  In the Indian ocean, nearly midway  between the; Cape of Good Hope and  Tasmania is Amsterdam island, an un-  habited and well nigh inaccessible rock,  sterile, wild and wind-swept.  Yet a ship's crew that has the misfor-  une to be cast away upon it need not perish; for here is situate one of the many  depots for shipwrecked mariners, which  our own and other governments haye  dotted about on the lone places of the  earth.  This particular depot���or hotel���has  been established in a large cavern on  the side of a hill about eight hundred  yards from the northeast exteremity of  the island, and contains 1350 pounds of  preserved beef, 1225 pounds of biscuits ten woolen shirts, ten pairs of cotton drawers ten blankets, and one soldered red box inside of which are four  "pa"ck1ets"1of=matchesr^There1"are'ralsoicots"  for sleeping on, a cooking pot and a  quantity of dry wood, while hard by  celery and cabbages grow wild, and fish  and lobsters" abound near the only landing place.  The officers of the French man-of-war  Eure, who established this store, also  planted two flagstaffs, and midway between them a cross with a view to assisting possible castaways to locate it.  Having landed, the shipwrecked mariners are instructed to climb to one or  the other of these flagstaffs, from either  of which the cross can be plainly discerned. One of the arms points directly  to two ruined stone huts, a little way  beyond the cavern, the entrance to  which faces seaward.  Sixty miles north of Amsterdam island is St. Pauls, another lonely islet  of volcanic origin, and here also a similar work of mercy has recently been  carried out by the same ship. The depot in this case, however, is in a hut  of rough stones with a thatched roof,  which has been specially erected on the  northern side of the crater of the extinct volcano whose lava-incrusted sides  occupy practically the entire land surface of the island. The provisions and  clothes are similar in kind and quantity  to those mentioned above; but, as an  extra precaution, they have been packed within thirteen iron-hooped barrels  coated with tar and sand, and secured  under a tarpaulin. On the door of the  hut is an inscription in French: "Victuals and clothing for shipwrecked sailors."  Of course, France is not alone in this  peculiarly praiseworthy work of mercy.  Great Britain is constantly establishing  similar depots on lonely, unhabited islands, the majority of which have at  seme period or another done good service in saving life, but some of which  remain undisturbed year after year.  Thus, for instance, so far back as the  spring of 1880, H. M. S. Comus visited  Possession island in the Indian ocean,  and established thereon an extensive  refuge depot, erecting huts, and leaving  sufficient provision for fifty people for  fifty days, as well as complete outfits  of clothing���jerseys, trousers, stockings,  and shoes. In December, 1807 (seventeen years later) a French cruiser effected a landing on the island, and reported  that everything was intact and in good  condition.  One of the oldest established of those  curious refuges   is   that  on   Kersuelen  tion island���in the Southern ocean.  This, though of considerable size, and  possessing many fine harbors and much  beautiful and picturesque scenery, is  quite destitute of permanent habitants,  although resorted to occasionally by  whalers and sealers. It is, perhaps, the  most inhospitable place on earth, outside  the arctic and antarctic regions. Rain  falls there almost incessantly throughout the year, and it is reached by no  drying winds; while its coasts are usually fringed with the ice-floes of the  antarctic drift. Its interior, so far as  it has been explored, is a wilderness of  glaciers, swamps, lakes and hidden mud-  holes of unknown depth.  Yet here, in the early part of the last  century, the crew of a British ship,  the Favorite, managed to maintain  themselves for many weary months, living on sea-fowls' eggs, seal-fish and  shell-fish. They were, however, in a  terrible condition when rescued; and a  little later eighteen survivors of a foundered French barque, who managed to  reach the island, perished to a man of  starvation and exposure.  Since then a depot has been established and kept up jointly by the French  and British governments. In addition  to a plentiful supply of food, stored in  substantially built stone huts, there arc  also spears for spearing fish; harpoons  for killing the seals and sea-elephants,  which swarm (more especiaaly the later)  in the land-locked fjodrs and harbors;  and axes for felling timber.   "  Six hundred miles southeast of Cape  Horn, on the borders of the antarctic  polar regions, are the South Shetland islands, where is established perhaps the  most remarkable refuge depot in the  world. It. is not of government origin,  but was founded, some half a century  back, by a pious Dutch skipper, under  exceptionaly dramatic conditions. Landing on Deception island���one of. the  largest of the group���with the intention  of hunting seals, he was horrified to  discover, stark and stiff on the inland  ice. the bodies of no fewer than seventeen men. Two or three of the corpses  were intact; but the others had evidently furnished the materials for a  series of horrible meals.  It was in order to guard, if possible,  against any repitition of so hideous a  tragedy that the old skipper built on  the lip of the interior crater a cairn of  stones, and deposited beneath it sundry  water-tight barrels, filled with pork,  beef, and- biscuits, as well as warm clothing, and a sealed and soldered box  containing a flint and steel with tinder.  These stores have been supplemented  from time to time by whalers' and  others, until now there is auite a store  of edibles and other creature comforts  awaiting anybody unfortunate enough  to be cast away on those inhospitable  shores. They will need them, for the  island produces absolutely nothing that  will sustain life, while its frozen surface  is constantly swept by the most terrific  tempests.  Hog island, one of the Crozet group,  wbuld'notrbe'half-so-badHo'gefr-wrecked-  on, for here the castaway would find,  not only abundant supplies of biscuits,  "bully" beef, warm blankets, shoes,  cloth trousers, spears hatchets, and  cooking utensils, but such comparative  luxuries as fresh flour and sardines in  oil.  Or he might choose the Kermadec islands, where are two depots���comfortable galvanized iron huts, with warm  sleeping bunks and wooden floors, and  fitted also with spouting and a tank to  catch rain water. Here also are medicines, tools and books; in addition, oi  course, to the usual bountiful supply of  provisions. Moreover, the .castaway has  the satisfaction of knowing that his  abode upon the islands is not indefinite,  since they are regularly visited each  year by a New Zealand government vessel.  Perhaps, however, even a year might  be too long a spell of solitude to suit  some impatient spirits. Very well,  then; let them in that case seek out  either Enderly Island, Adam's Island  or Rose Island, on either one of which  tttiey will find ready to hand a fine  lifeboat, in which���after resting and  consuming a portion of the good things  deposited there, they should find little  difficulty in sailing to some point on the  coast of New Zealand.  Or they might choose to patronize  Snares island, Campbell island. Antipodes, or Bounty island���all uninhabited, but. well furnished with well-stocked and comfortable provision depots;  and all visited in turn at the end of each  six months by a cruiser specially detailed to look out for and take off castaways.���Pearson's Weekly.  W  **?'  *3S> *_*"i^ iS* * m* * Tlfi       0?' .00. 00* '00  .00- 00 ��� 00- 00 ��� 00)' 00 ' 00' 00  i ��_&* __w0 ��� _W0* _%& *  *.  to  to  to  9}  to  9\  ff.  SPRING AND SUM  to  to  to  to  9\  9\  Just received a large importation direct from manufacturers the following lines of new spring and summer dry goods.  An immense assortment of Valenciennes, Guispure, Touhean, Chantilly, Spanish and Real Laces in the  leading shades and latest styles. Swiss, Lawn and Nainsook Embroideries. White Dimities, Organdies, Victoria, Patises, Bishop, and Linen Lawns. New Zephyr Ginghams, Prints, Sheetings, Pillow Cottons, Table  Linens. Twelve Bed Spreads at special low prices. New Ribbons, Dress Goods, Blouse and Dress Silks and  Trimmings. We have also received our complete stock of Whitewear, which we will offer at special prices at  our annual Whitewear sale commencing* on Wednesday next. All the above lines are new and just opened up  for your inspection.    Just received a small assortment of Ladies' Sailor Hats, white and black and Chiffon shapes  9\  36  BAKER   STREET  to  'ft   to  DRY  GOODSf  9*  9\  9*  to  to  9*  to  to  to  to  9\  to  m  NELSON,   B.C.  *^5_. '  <SZ'*0.0m>. .00.00.00-00. 00-00-00-00.00.00' ,-S,-S'^'-^,^'^,^'^,-S'^,-*St'im',-i-& ������&'S'3_^  actual value of property in that city) is  some millions of dollars, beyond the total capitalization" of the great trusts  of the country.  And take the monster billion-dollar  trust. Huge though that is, it may not  be looked upon as so absolutely overpowering when we remember that the  taxable value of property in Boston  alone goes beyond a billion. Properly  applied, there is a sufficiency of strength  in the country to offset the power of  the trusts if any contest should arise.  But the trusts have the advantage of a  centralized and disciplined strength, and  they are steadily increasing.  The 183 trusts employ-about 400,000  wage-earners���about as many wage-  earners as there are men, women and  children in the sixth largest city in our  country.  A serious feature of the situation is  that of the 2203 plants controlled by the  1S3 combinations about eight per cent  are standing idle. It has always been  charged against trusts that one result  of their operation would be the shutting  down of many plants which under private ownership would continue to run  and employ workmen.  Though the wealth of the country at  large is still far beyond the capitalization of trusts, the situation is none the  less one to merit serious thought, especially when it is considered that one-half  of the 183 combinations were organized  during the eighteen months between  January 1, 1899 and June 30, 1900.  The totals of money handled by the  183 trusts are collossal. In wages they  pay out some $200,000,000. This is within a few- thousands of dollars of the  total amount annually received by the  United States costums from7a9 mh  United States government from customs.  The public will feel much safer if  steps be taken toward putting the trusts  in a position in which they can be controlled by the national authorities,  should control,be_jiecessaryajmd the  suggestion set forth in the president'-1  recent mesage, to begin by demanding  a degree of publicity to their affairs, is  one step in the right -direction.  KOOTENAY....  COFFEE CO.  ******���*********.*.********  Coffee Roasters  Dealere ln Tea and Coffee  ���****************.********  Wo are offering at lowest prices the best  grades o Ceylon, India, China and Japan  Teas,  Our Best\ Motha and Java Coffee, per  pound $   IS  Mocha and Java Blend, 3 pounds  1 00  Choice Blend Coffee, i pounds  1 00  Snecial E'.and Coffee, f! pounds  1 00  Bo Blend Coffee, 6 pounds  1 00  Spocial Blend Coylon Tea, per pound 30  A TRIAL ORDER SOLICITED.  KOOTENAY COFFEE CO.  Telephone':i77.  P. 0. Box 182.  WEST BAKER STREET, NELSON.  The Power of the Trusts  It is a disquieting report that gives,  officially, from Washington, the total  capitalization of 1S3 business combination in this country���what the public  calls trusts���as $3,007,539,200. Such a  stupendous sum and the fact that a few  men, a mere handful, practically control  it (for the great men of one combination reach over into another) may well  be cause for alarm.  And yet there are other ways of considering the matter. Great though this  sum is, it does not, as some excitable  men declare, equal all the other wealth  in  the country.    The taxable value of  nronertv in Greater   New   York   alone  Waatione move quickly,    If  they  are ��� jand���better known to sailors as Desola- j (and that is very much less man tne  Recovery of Copper Market  With the tickers   over   in   the   telegraph   office   bringing   more   buoyant  tidings from the east and the price of  casting or unrefined copper advanced a  quarter of a cent in the local market,  the   Utah   producer   found   conditions  coming his way   yesterday,   and   those  were recently forced to withdraw their  copper ores pending the termination of  hostilities   between   the   Amalgamated,  Calumet & Hecla  and other  interests,  recognize a change that will probably  enable them to resume the output.   The  exultation that, at intervals rose to pardonably noisy heights was not so much  over the fractional recovery at home,  as was it over the evidence it afforded  that   contending   interests   had   buried  the  hatchet and that  advances  would  continue.   From the advance, according  to local ore-buyers, the producer derives  the entire   benefit,   the   deductions   to  which he has been subjected and working charges at the smelters remaining  unchanged. With the market at 10 cents  a pound for casting copper, only those  who have   been   producing   under   the  most favorable conditions have found it  profitable to remain in the market.   Indeed, the ultra copper-bearing proposition have all found it more profitable  to rest on   their   oars.    The  Carisa  of  Tintic, the O. K. of Mnford and several  others  refusing to  make the  sacrifice,  withdrew  their  product  entirely.    The  producer whose ores ruled at 5 per cent  was unable to obtain more than 5 cents  a pound for his output, while ores that  averaged   10  per  cent  commanded  but  G cents, with 6 12 cents paid for ores  that yielded 40 per cent���of which latter  the supply   was   limited.     Some   have  urged that as much should be paid for  low-grade as for  the  higher.    To produce 100 pounds of copper from 5 per  cent ore it is necessary to   smelt   ten  tons, while to produce the same amount  from 40 per cent ore the smelter has its  expense reduced  to practically nothing  iu comparison.    In   the   meantime   the  ore-buyer is  celebrating with  the producer,  and the  belief  is  quite  general  that the price of copper is headed for  14 if not 15 cents   a   pound,   at  which  figure it will be supported.���Salt Lake  Tribune. i  PROVINCIAL BOARD OP HEALTH.  Regulations for dealing with the outbreak  of smallpox at tho town of Fernie, East  Kootenay.  Approved by his honor the lieutenant-governor in council the 17th day of January, 1902.  HEALTH ACT.  On account of the outbreak of smallpox  in the town of Fernie it Is hereby proclaimed:  1. That tho town is In a state of quarantine, until further notice.._     _  2. That  no   person  shall be  allowed   to"  leave the town on any circumstances whatsoever.  3. That all meetings in churches, lodges,  and schools and other public gatherings are  hereby prohibited.  4.. That no person shall under any circumstances hold any conversation whatsoever with any person quarantined, and no  person under quarantine shall attempt to  break same or conimunv-uie wilh any outsider.  5. Any hotel-keeper, lodging-house keep-  cror householder suspecting, knowing, or  having good reason to believe that any  person residing upon or frequenting his  premises is ill or suffering from a rash of  any description, shall at once notify the  medical health oflicer, giving the name and  occupation of, and other particulars necessary to properly Identify, such person,  0. Any person having a rash on his body  shall notify the medical health ollicer on  the llrst appearance of same.  7. Under authority of the "Health Act,"  it is hereby declared that all and every person not having a certificate of recent successful vaccination dated within one year,  and further not being able to give proof  of same to tho satisfaction of the medical  health oflicer, shall at once bo vaccinated.  8. After a period of seven days from this  date any person refusing to present to any  public officer, who may demand it, proof of  vaccination, shall be liable to the prescribed penalties under the "Health Act."  Penalties under the "Health Act:"  Any person who violates any of tho provisions of this proclamation Is liable to a  fino of $100 and to six (6) months' imprisonment.  Dated at Victoria this ICth day of January, A. D. 1902.  CHARLES  J.   PAGAN,  Secretary of Provincial Board of Health.  By command J. D. PRENTICE,  Acting Provincial Secretary.  c O-MiJP-A-jsr-^r  OFFICEBEARER STREET WEST, NELSON, B. C.  TELEPHONE NO, 219c   P. 0. BOX 688.  IPRBLE, BUILDING STONE,  BRICrt AHD Llltf|E .'.. ...  The Mansfield Manufacturing Company-  have the above mentioned building materials  for sale at reasonable prices. Special quotations to builders and contractors for large  orders.  ORDERS BY MAIL ATTENDED TO PROMPTLY  CO_VC_?___J-T"3r  OFFICE:    BAKER STREET WEST, NEIS0N, B. C.  TELEPHONE NO. 219.    P. 0. BOX 688.  WHOLESALE DIRECTORY  ASSAYERS' SUPPLIES.  W. F. TEETZEL & CO.���CORNER OF  Baker and Josephine Streets, Nelson,  wholesale dealers ln assayers' supplies.  Agents for Denver -'ire Clay Company.  ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES.   KOOTENAY ELKCTRIC SUPPLY .-  Construction Company���Wholesale dealers  ln telephones, annunciators, bells, batteries, electric llxlures and appliances. lious-  ton mock, Nelson.  FRSH AND SALT MEATS.  P. BURNS & CO., BAKER STK BET.  Nelson, wholesale dealers in fresh and  cured meats. Cold storage.  GROCRIES.  KOOTENAY SUPPLY COMPANY, LIM-  ltcd, Vernon Street, Nelson, wholesale  grocers.  TAX NOTICE,  Notice   Is   hereby given,   ln   accordance  with the statutes, that provincial revenue  tax,   and  all   assessed  taxes  and  Income  tax, assessed and levied under the Assessment Act and amendments,  are  now due  and  payable  for  the  year 1902.  All  taxes  due and collectable for the Nelson Assessment District are now due and payable at  my ollice, situate at the court house, Ward  street,   Nelson.    This  notice,   in   terms  of  law, Is equivalent to a personal demand by  me upon all persons liable for taxes.  HARRY WRIGHT,  Assessor and Collector,  Nelson Postofllce.  Dated at Nelson, 13th January, 1902.  PROVINCIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE.  His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor in  Council has been pleased to make the following appointment:  JOHN CHOLDITCH & CO. ��� FRONT  Street, Nelson, wholesale grocers.  A. MACDONALD & CO.���CORNER. OF  Front and Hall Streets, Nelson, wholesale  grocers and jobbers In blankets, gloves,  mitts, boots, rubbers, macklnaws, and miners' sundries.  J. Y. GRIFFIN & C���FRONT STREET,  Nelson, wholesale dealers ln provisions,  cured meats, butter and eggs.  LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  TURNER, BEETON & CO.���CORNER  Vernon and Josephine Streets, Nelson,  wholesale dealers ln liquors, cigars, and  dry goods. Agents for Pabst Brewing Company of Milwaukee and Calgary Brewing  Company of Calgary.  NOTICES OF MEETINCrS.  FRATERNAL SOCIETIES  KOOTENAY TENT NO. 7. K. O. T. M.���  Regular meetings first and third Thursdays of each month. Visiting Sir Knights  are cordially Invited to attend. Dr. W.  Rose, it. K.; A. VV. Purdy, Com.; G. A.  Brown, P. C.  NE'LSON LODGE, NO. 23, A. F. & !  A. M., meets second Wednesday in  each   month.   Sojourning  brethren]  invited.  NELSON AERIE, NO. 22, F. O. E.- .  Meets second and fourth Wednesday btl  each month at Fraternity Hall. George!  Bartlett, president; J. V. Morrison, secre-j  tary.  NELSON ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER NO.l  123, G. R. C���Meets third Wednesday. So-J  journlng companions invited. George Johnstone, Z.; Thomas J. Sims, S. E.  TRADES AND LABOR UNIONS.  BUSINESS DIRECTORY.  ARCHITECTS.  A. C. EWART, ARCHITECT���ROOM 3,  Aberdeen Block, Baker Street, Nelson.  T>RAYAGK- . -~  FURNITURE, PIANOS, SAFES, ETC.,  moved carefully at reasonable rates. Apply J. T. Wilson, Phone 270, Prosser's Second Hand Store, Ward Street.  FURNITURE.  D. J. ROBERTSON & CO., FURNITURE  dealers, undertakers, and embalmers. Day  'phone No. 292, night 'phone No. 207. Next  rtew postoffice building, Vernon Street,  Nolson.  MINERS' UNION, NO 96, W. F. of M.-  Meets  in  Miners'  Union Hall,  northwest]  corner of Baker and Stanley Streets, every!  Saturday   evening   at   8   o'clock.   Visiting!  members welcome. J. R. McPherson, presi^  dent; James Wilks, secretary. Union scale  of wages for Nelson district per shift: Ma-,  chine men $3.50, hamraersmen $3.25, muckers,   carmen,   shovelers,   and other  under-*  ground laborers 53.  JOURNEYMEN BARBERS' INTERNA-1  tional Union of America, Local No. 196,7  Nelson, B. C. Meets every second and_  fourth Monday in each month, at S o'clock!  sharp. Visiting members Invited. Eli Sutcliffe, president; E. DeMers, secretary.  ��� LAUNDRY WORKERS' UNION ���1  Meets at Miners' Union Hall on fourthl  Monday In every month at 7:30 o'clock p._  m. B. Pape, president; A. W. McFee, 6ec-|  retary.  CARPENTERS'   UNION   MEETS   WED-  nesday evening of each week at 7 o'clock,*]  in   Miners'   Union   Hall.   John   Burns,   sr., ]  president, William Raynard, secretary.  PAINTERS' UNION MEETS THE FIRST!  and third Fridays tn each month at Miners' 1  Union Hall at 7:30 sharp. Walter R. Kee,  president; Henry Bennett, secretary,  COOKS'   AND   WAITERS'   UNION,   NO.  141, W. L. U., meets at Miners' Union Hall  second and last Tuesdays In each month at ���  8:30 p. m. sharp. A. B. Sloan, president; J. i  P. Forrestell, secretary; H. M. Fortler, financial secretary.  PLASTERERS' UNION MEETS EVERY.  Monday evening ln the Elliot Block, at 8'  o'clock.  J.   D.  Moyer,  president;  Williani  Vice, secretary.   P. O. Box 1GL THE NELSON TEIBUHE: TUESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY i, 1902  K>Y>*��mm^ajet0^m&i0^^r^^n\f^nitif��^^  u>t*_y*-- rtr*i��<_^a^liPaTaan*i^'T-w<aaai  ��� jui ������sjst'"���-���-r-'=^~  BANK OP MONTREAL  " CAPITAL, all paid up-.. $12,000,000.00  BEST    7.000,000.00  UNDIVIDED PROFITS       876 631.61  Lord Strathoona and Mount Royal ...President  Hon. George A. Drummond Vice-President  B. S. Clovstou General Manager  NELSON BRANCH  Corner Baker and Kootenay Streets.  A. H. BUCHANAN, Manager.  Branohos ln London (Kngland) Nkw York,  Chicago, and all the prlnoipal olties ln Canada.  Bay and soil Sterling Exohaage and Cable  Transfers. ���       .     .__.,.  Grant Commercial ond Travelers' Credits,  available In any part of the world.  Drafts Issued, Collections Made, Etc  K;       Savings Bank Branch  OURRKNT RATK OS" INTEREST PAID,  NEW WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY  British Authorities Trying It  A new system oC wireless telegraphy,  which is said to possess several advantages  over the Marconi system, is likely to be  adopted by tho British government.  Official sanction has been given by the admiralty for tests of the new system to be  made under the supervision of its inventor,  T. M. Johnson, on board three battleships.  Mr. Johnson has applied for patents on  some important improvements in .his system, and upon their receipt he will proceed to lit up his apparatus on l-I. M. S.  Vernon.  "Harmonic telegraphy" is the name given  this" new method of signalling a great distance without wires.  Mr. Johnson combined a knowledge ot  music and electricity in perfecting tho system. He does not require the lofty poles  demanded by the Marconi patents; and,  what is more important, claims that communications transmitted by his system are  absolutely secret.  One of the chief objections to the Marconi system as il exists today has been the  difficulty in conllning messages to the persons for whom they were intended. During  the naval maneuvers last summer vice-  admiral Wilson, of the "X" licet, sat in his  cabin and read every message transmitted  between the "enemy's" ships.  Several cases have been reported where  two or more trans-Atlantic steamships  approaching the Marconi stations have got  their messages mixed, so that neither vessel was able to get an intelligent communication so long as the other vessel kept its  apparatus working.  The Johnson method is said to abolish all  difficulties of this kind. Ernest \V. Dun ton,  a well known electrical .engineer, recently  made a favorable report on a. series of experiments carried out by him with the  Johnson and Guyott patents with a view to  finding 'out if it were possible to obtain  signals through earth or water without the  use of wires with an ordinary telephone receiver, acting in.this case as a receiving m-  S Captain Egerson and lieutenant Croker  inspected the system on nehalf of the ail-  miraltv, following which the tender was  made 'bv the lord high commissioners to  .Mr. Johnson of the use of three war vessels for the purpose of testing the system  Considerable correspondence has passed  between Mr. Johnson and the admiralty,  and in one of tho letters written by tl^ latter it is stated that a preliminary trial, to  take not more than one week, will bo allowed, "and if at the end of this time yout  Invention is considered to be of use to his  majesty's service, my lords will be: prepared to enter into an agreement with you  for its further development "  The advantage of the Johnson system, it  proven successful by the admiralty tests,  will be the practical impossibility for an  enemy during war to. tap. the messages.  The novelty, in the transmitter is a tuning  contrivance, frorii whicli the system derives  its name���"harmonious telegraphy. ���  With every change the receiver.must be  properlv regulated so as to harmonize.  Messages are capable of transmission by  this method through the earth and water.  AS GAME AS THEIR HORSES  Lawson and Smathers  Not only will two of the gamest and  greatest trotters struggle for supremacy  when Lord Derby and Boralma meet next  summer, but two of America's gamest  sporting men will be pitted against each  other in the betting ring, backing his horse  tothelimit.     _  It is not the first time that El E. Smathers and Thomas AV. *_awson differed in  their opinions as to the respective merits  of the light harness stars. Mr.. Lawson is  reported to have backed Boralma for $10,000  in the pools at Lexington, when he trotted  in the Transylvannia stakes two years ago.  Mr. Smathers is tho only man who over  played too high for the Boston horseman.  When the pool selling was in progress on  the eve of "1'oralina's race for the 1 riins> 1-  vania, the present owner of Lord Derby bid  $*!ll,UUU for the Held against the groat ioui-  veir-old. and though Mr. Lawson was in  the room tho auctioneer could not sell tli-  other end of the ticket. ��-,���., tn  In the last municipal election Mi. .maulers won the largest single wager ot the  campaign, betting $25,000 on Low against  fJfl.Wl on sjheppani.  Now that the articles are signed and the  match assured, horsemen arc discussing the  chances of the rival trotters.  The Abbott, providing he trains sound  and goes to tho post in good condition,  should have no trouble in defeating l->o-  ralma. the latter never having given evidence in public that he is in the same class  with the former champion. The two trotters have not met in a race. They were  matched last year for $10,000, but Mr. Law-  son paid a forfeit to Mr. Scanncl .  Horsemen are pretty evenly divided in  their opinions regarding the outcome ol  the Lord Derby-Boralma race. Lord Derby  twice defeated Boralma last year, at Hartford and at Boston. In the Hartford race  both horses gained their present records,  which are only a half second apart.  Partisans of the Boston horse rely on the  belief that he was not at his best when he  met Lord Derby last year-  Lord Derby is undoubtedly a game horse,  and will, if called upon to do so, trot a mile  as steady and true as any horse on the  turf. He has shown that he possesses extreme speed, and will be a dangerous factor  in anv race in which he starts.  Never in the history of harness races  have horses competed for stakes equal to  those agreed upon for the Boralma.-L.or_  Derby and The Abbott-Boralma matches.  The winner of each race will receive $10,-  000 in addition to a share of the gate receipts. Not since 1S75, when governor Le-  land Stanford's old gray trotter, Abe Edge-  land 2.23%, defeated the converted pacer.  Deiiance, 2.2-1, in a race for $10,000 a side,  have horses trotted in a match for hall*  the sum to be staked In each of the two  matches just completed.   Chicago's Great Preparations  An enclosure which will exceed anything  in history ever erected for sport will be  built for the Olympian games in Chicago in  1904 The plans, now in the hands of Harry  J Furber, Jr., president, calls for a stadium seating 75,000 persons that will be perfect ln arrangements. The building will  cover approximately eleven acres, with an  arena S00 feet long and ISO feet wide Some  idea of the magnificent scale upon which it  will be erected may be gained, when it is  recalled that the stadium at Athens rebuilt  for the Olympian games in 1S96 was but  THE CANADIAN  BANK OF COMMERCE  WITH WHICH IS AMALGAMATED  THE  BANK  OF  BRITISH COLUMBIA-  HEAD OFFICE: TORONTO.  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The athletic ond of the games is  being directed by AVilliam H. Thompson  and A. G. Spaulding. Every known sport  on the face of the globe will be presented,  and efforts will be made to have the best  men from different countries compete.  TROUBLE OVER A PATENT  Delays the Great Tunnel Scheme  Persistent but unsuccessful efforts  "have recently been made by men supposed to represent the Pennsylvania railroad to purchase the patents on steel  cylindrical submarine tunnels secured  by Henry Moeser, formerly a well-  known designing engineer of Pittsburg.  The patent rights were desired to enable  the Pennsylvania railroad to complete  a perfect tunnel system from Jersey  City under  the North river into New  York City.  The claim is made that the Pennsylvania plan for entering Manhattan island is identical with the scheme of Mr.  Moeser, and the latter has said he would  fight any infringement in the courts.  About seven years ago Mr. Moeser  took out seven patents covering all of  the points necessary to mase a submarine tunnel feasible. At the same time  he read a paper before an engineering  society, and the plan proposed was considered by the engineers, who discussed  it to be not only practical, but an economical and easy way to tunnel under  wide bodies of deep water.  Mr. Moeser planned for the lowering  of big steel cylinders 100 feet long on  the bed of the sea or river, one cylinder  for each track. It was arranged that  false bottoms should be placed at the  end of each cylinder, one end being  cigar-shaped so as to enable the cylinder to be riveted and fastened securely  to the cylinder previously laid. It was  Mr. Moeser's plan to partially fill each  cylinder with water to permit its beine  lowered easily.and to drive this water  out by forcing compresed air into the  temporary chamber formed in the cylinder bv the false bottoms. He had arranged that clamps could be turned by  a valve to enable the. permanent fastening of the joints. The false bottoms  would then be removed.  In order to avoid disastrous results  from expansion and contraction he designed that the cylinders should be anchored in the centres and also anchored  by steel cables so made that their  weight would be equal to the weight of  the water displaced. This would prevent sagging of the cables. He also arranged to keep the cylinders trued from  within by a hydraulic pump. All of the  various advantages and claims were  fully  covered.  When the Pennsylvania , railroad  took-iip^the-project-to-use-cylindei'_turj-.  nels representatives sought to have Mr.  Moeser turn over his patents and have  their value determined by arbitration.  Correspondence has taken place, but  Mr. Moeser rejected all propositions.  A  RAGE  FOR  AIR  SHIPS  St  Louis Offers the Purse  Simultaneously with the announcement of the division of $200,000 in prizes  for the aerial competition by president  D. It. Francis, of the Lousiana Exposition Company, conies the news from  Paris that M. Santos-Dumont, winner  of the M. Deutsh prize, and by far the  most prominent of air-ship inventors,  will gladly enter the contest. The  Brazilian aerial navigator announces  his intention of visiting the United  States during April, May and June. He  -.Mill come to St. Louis and arrange to  take oart in the contest.  President Francis announced through  representatives in the United States and  abroad that the $200,000 appropriated  for an airship contest is divided into a  premium of $100,000 for the successful  demonstration of a dirigible airship in  full view of visitors to the fair, urizes  aggregating $50,000 for fights of speed  between airships or racing balloons and  a like sum to defray the expenses of  the contests.  Professor S. P. Langley, secretary of  the Smithsonian Institute at Washin<?-  tion, D. C, and Octave Chanute, of the  Western Society of Engineers, of Chicago, have been summoned to St. Louis  to arrange the regulations for the contests. .  "This anouncement," said director of  exhibits Skiff, "is an invitation to aerial  inventors of all countries to attempt to  solve the problem of navigating the air.  Tf several inventors come to the exposition with craft that will mount into  the air and obey the guiding hand of  their creators, a long distance race can  be arranged to start from the exposition  srounds.  "Tests of speed and the diribility of  the ships could be made above the exposition, where the actual manoevres  might be watched by tho visitors. Contests between racing balloons of differ-  IMPERIAL BANK  03?    0_^__-T_A.3D-__-  Capital (paid up)   -   S2.600.000  Rest       -      _- __ $1,860,000  HEAD  OFFICE. TORONTO, ONTARIO.  Branches in Northwest Territories, Provinces of  British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.  H. S. HOWLAND President.  D. K. WILKIE Qeneral Manajcer.  E. HAY Inspeotor.  NELSON   BRANCH,  BURNS BLOCK.  A general banking business transacted.  Savings Department,���Deposits received and  Interest allowed. . ���  Drafts sold, available In all pert ol Canada,  United States and Europe.  Special attention given to coll       ns.  J. M. LAY,0 Manager.  ent countries would form an interesting  part of the display.  "A. verdict that some one has invented  a machine, whether aeroplane or balloon, which has solved the problem of  aerial navigation wouid compensate for  the holding of the exposition, aside from  the benefits of such a show to humanity  at large."  President Francis, in commenting on  a cablegram from Lonaon in which sir  Hiram Maxim., inventor of the aero-,  plane, is said to have stated 'in an interview that he would spend $100,000 to  win the airship prize, said:  "Mr. "Maxim will receive all the assurances he desires when the committee of aerial experts has crystallized the  plan for the contest."  The Paris representative for the fair,  Palmer L. .Bowen, has been instructed  to invite M. Santos-Dumont to contest  for the prize, and the recently appointed  Berlin representative, Joseph Brucker,  has received similar instructions with  reference to Von Zeppelin, the German  aerial navigator whose experiments  several years ago on the estate of baron  Rothchild in Germany attracted widespread attention. The contest, however,  is open to inventors from all parts of  the world.  The World's Fair directory has created a special division of the department  of transportation, to be known as the  division of aerial transportation, and  in the scope of the international congresses of the exposition, which will  treat the exhibits from an academic  standpoint, provision has been made for  an aerostatic congress.  A Light Colonial Load .  The census bureau has issued a statement, showing that the total population  under the government of the United  States is 84,233,069. Of these, 6,961,339  belong to the Philippines, 953,243 to  Porto Rico, 154,001 to Hawaii, 9000 to  Guam, 6100 to Samoa, and the rest to  the old United States. ��  Compared with other powers, our  share of the "white man's burden" does  not appear to be unduly heavy. The only  real burden we are carrying is in the  Philippines, and the entire population  of that group is only one-eleventh of  our own. And it is only one half of the  Philippines that we are having any serious trouble. The southern islands have  been ostensibly friendly to us from the  start, and as.our government there goes  on the proinciple of: asking nothing from  them but "civility, and little of that,"  this satisfactory situation seems very  likely to continue.  Great Britain, with a population of  ;about 40,000,000, rules 300,000,000- in  India and many millions more in other  parts of the world. France rules about  as many dark-skinned subjects as she  has Frenchmen at home. Holland governs dependencies containing about  seven times her own population. Even  Portugal manages, after a fashion, to  keep her flag flying over distant territory of more than the population of her  kingdom and of neary thirty times its  area.  "-eompared-with-these -top-heavy-_col-_  onial empires, the system of the United  States is solidly based. All our colonies  together have less than one-sixth the  population and one-thirtieth the area of  the mother country. Evidently, there  is no danger that our centre of gravity  will shift. We may make blunders in  dealing with the Philippines and Porto  Rico; we may do things we should  rather have left undone; but whatever  our mistakes may be they can cost us  nothing more than humiliation. So long  as the huge majority of the people under  our flag are participants in the government, our system will be in too stable  equilibrium to be shaken.  Moreover, a disaster that should strip  us of our colonies, if such a thing was  conceivable, would do us no serious  harm. We should still be where we  were four years ago, with the great bulk  of our resources unimpaired.  Imagine the British Empire cut down  to the little islands in the North Atlantic, or Holland reduced to the half-  drowned strip of land on the German  ocean! To such powers as these the  loss of their colonial empires would be  a disaster that- would change their  whole position in the world. To us, it  would be merely an annoyance in which  many people would see a benefit.���Saturday Evening Post.  Diplomatic Activity  THE HAGUE, February 1.���There was  unwonted activity in diplomatic circles here  this morning, and it was generally believed  to have some connection with the Dutch  note to Great Britain regarding peace in  South Africa. The German minister, count  Von Portales, had a long interview with  the British minister and sir Henry Howard. The llrst secretary of the British legation, A. A. G. T.cvison Gower, unexpectedly started for London and tho Dutch foreign minister, baron Vontynden, had a conference with Dr. Kuyper, the premier of  the Netherlands, and subsequently held an  audience with riueen AYilhclmina.  Woodard in Casper Jail  OMAHA, Nebraska, February 1.���-A  special from Casper, Wyoming, to the  World-Herald says that Woodward, the  slayer of sheriff Richer, was landed  safely in the Casper jail shortly after  midnight. An immense crowd, fully  armed, had thronged the town all day,  but as the jail is heavily guarded it is  believed no attempt at lynching will be  made.  *%���-*"  to  0-00  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  .���*.. *���*. . -^. *^^ ��� **^��"^ ��"j*, ��"^ ������*�����>. ��� "���"*' **A- ^'"^'J&C^lt**! 00. 00.00*' 00* >00.00'00* '00.00 -00 ��� 0^.0**. mm*, mm*. ^ .00 .mm*  -���'���''���^''''���'fg'''*-^-*''-^ ������'���''���'" 1^5'���'^-������^S-''^  to  9\  to  to  *  ******************************************************************  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  8  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  1890-HSTABLISHBD IN N_H.80N-_902  %*  %  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  .Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Engraving free of Hi  charge this month.   As I employ the best watchmakers and jewelers,"all 'our work *  -       - ---- ^  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Before stock taking this month a  REDUCTION   OF  10   PER  CENT  will be given on every dollar.  But come early and you shall have our prompt .attention,  rge this month.   As I employ the best watchmakers and ji  is guaranteed.   Both mail and express orders shall have our prompt attention.  Jacob Dover,   "The Jeweler."  WW***********************************************************:***  <P  f\jm..00 .00 . 00,00. 0W?. 00*. 00> . 0&. 0&'00 -fSi^.S���\l.  " ^- ���_T^ *2?^ ^?i S'�� ^?�� ���?��� ^_T* ^* ^ ��� "-k ��� ^__ ��� w ���  __i^_^;  ���to  to  to  to  to  ���______* #____9* '______* *______i *___9t ���-_____* ��� _____^ ���______* ���_____* ���_____* ���_____* **___Bk ��� ^^ ��� ^^ ��� ^^ ^-_-*__J_t  '"^mmw* "*^-__^ *^^0 *^Km* *^^m\* *^^n%* *^^m\^ ���0^^L\^ ���'-'^^-���"���������^^B^ *^^& *^lmm* *^mmW *^^_w> *^^m%* LmmW        W  A STEAiaHTPOEWAED PLATP0EM.  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 price marked.  We believe in selling goods to children  at the same price we sell their parents.  We believe in exchanging unsuitable or  unsatisfactory purchases for other goods.  "We believe in representing goods to be  just what they are.  We believe we can give you Just as good  satisfaction and just as good value as any  other jeweler.  If you will favor us with a share of your  patronage we will use our best endeavors  to deserve your confidence.  In our repairing department we guarantee all our work and agree to repair free of  charge any work which proves unsatisfactory. , ,  If Brown said so It's right.  January 14th, 1902.  VICTOR  ROCK  ELM  Hockey Sticks  Boys Sticks    .  Hockey Pucks  Ping Pong   .  , 40c  . 25c  . 35c  $3.20  Canada Drug & Book Co.  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.  Porto Rico Lumber Co.Ltd.  CORNER OF    HENDRYX AND VERNON 8TRHBT8  Separate sealed tenders, addressed to the  undersigned will bo received at this oflice  until Tuesday, February Huth, inclusively,  for the construction ot the armories at the  following places:  1st. Rovelstoke, 13. C.  2nd. Kamloops, B. C.  3rd. Kaslo, 11. C.  ���Ith. Nelson, II. C.  Plans and .specifications can be seen and  form? of tenders obtained for Revelstoke  and kaslo on application to the postmasters at those places; at Nelson at the office  of Mr. J. A. Macdonald, architect, Nelson;  for Kamloops at the ofiice of Mr. A.  Thompson, clerk of works, Kamloops; and  for all tho works at the department of  public works, Ottawa.  Envelopes containing tenders must be endorsed "Tender for armory, Revelstoke;"  "Tender for armory, Kamloops;" "Tender  for armory, Kaslo;" and "Tender for armory, Nelson" respectively.  Persons tendering. are notified that tenders will not be considered unless made on  the form supplied, and signed with their  actual signatures.  Each tender must be accompanied by an  accepted check on a chartered bank, made  payable to the order of the honorable the  minister of public works, equal to ten per  cent (10 p.c.) of the amount of the tender,  which will be forfeited-if the party decline to enter into a contract when called  upon to do so, or if he fail to complete the  work contracted for. Tf tho tender be not  accepted the check will be returned.  The department does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender. By order,  FRED GET-TNAS, Secretary.  Department of Public "Works,  Ottawa, January 25th. 1002.  Newspapers inserting this advertisement  without authority from the department will  not be naid for It.  PROVINCIAL,    SECRETARY'S    OFFICE.  His honor the lieutenant governor in  council has been pleased to make the fol-  ing appointments:  27th January, 1902.  Christopher Morrison, alderman, and  Frederick Starkey, of tho city of Nelson,  esquires, to be members of the board of  licensing commissioners for the said city.  John A. Irving, alderman, and Alfred ,T.  Marks, of tho city of Nelson, esquires, to  be members of llic board of commissioners  of poiice for the said city.  of /u^rtu-M/^ynJ; rhz^  ^cZ'Ttfc&t' f^^^^L^i  CLASSIFIED ADS.   AgTICI^S_ FOR SALE,   SEWING MACHINES OF AliX. KINDS  for sale or rent at the Old Curiosity Shop.  TO .���_'_.���FOUR ROOM COTTAGE ON  Park street, opposite hospital. Rent, including water, $12 per month. Apply E. Kilby,  next door to Rossland Hotel, Vernon street.  LODGERS.  FOR RO-_j. AND TABLE BOARD. AP-  ply third house west of "Ward on Victoria  street.  COMFORTABLY FURNISHED ROOMS  to rent on Silica street, between Ward and  Kootenay streets. Apply L. Peters.  ; EMPLOYMENT AGENCY.  CANADIAN EMPLOYMENT AGENCY-  WANTED help of all kinds; men for railroad construction. Large warehouse for  storage. Prosser's Second - Hand Store,  Ward street, Nelson.  SEWING MACHINES FOR SALE OR  rent. Sold on Installments. Old machines  taken In exchange. Repairs kept for all  makes of machines. Singer Manufacturing  Company, Baker Street, Nelson.  FOR SALE.  ~Fo1_13ALE^Xf7^^ BILLIARD  and pool parlor and retail cigar business.  Address.P. O. Box 191, Cranbrook. B. C.  GIRL WANTED.  "WANTED���A WOMAN OR GIRL TO  help with housework and baby. Good  wages. Apply to John Hutcheson, Cranbrook, B. C.  HENRY G. JOLY DE LOTBINIERE.  CANADA-  PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.  Edward VII., by the grace of God, of the  United Kingdom of Great Britain and  Ireland and  of  the  British Dominions  beyond the seas. King, defender of the  faith, etc., etc., etc.  To Our Faithful  the Members elected  to  serve in the Legislative Assemly of our  Province  of  British  Columbia,   at Our  City of Victoria,��� Greeting.  A PROCLAMATION.  ^-_--_-,-D.-M.-Ebert3._Attorney__General_.   Whereas wo are desirous and resolved as  soon as may be, to meet Our people of Our  Province of British Columbia, and to havo  their advice in Our Legislature:  Now, Know Ye, that for divers causes  and considerations, and taking into consideration tho ease and convenience of our  loving subjects, We havo thought fit, by  and with the advice of Our Executive  Council, to hereby convoke, and by these  presents jjnjoln you, and each of you, that  on Thursday the twentieth day of February, one thousand nine hundred and two,  you meet Us In Our said Legislature or  Parliament of Our said Province, at Our  City of Victoria, FOR THE DISPATCH OK  BUSINESS, to treat, do, act and conclude  upon thoso things which In Our Legislature of tho Provinco of British Columbia,  by tho Common Council of Our said Provinco may, by tho favor of- God, bo ordained. .  In testimony whereof, wo havo caused  these Our Letters to be mado Patent and  tho Great Seal of Our said Province to be  hereunto alflxed:                                      ,  _,  Witness, the Honourable Sir Henri Gustavo Joly do Lotbiniere, K.C.M.G., Lieutenant Governor of Our said Provinco of  British Columbia, at Our Government  House, in Our City of Victoria, in Our  said Province, this 9th day of January, In  tho year of Our Lord ono thousand nine  hundred and two, and in tho first year of  Our Reign.  By Command.  * J. D. PRENTICE,  Acting Provincial Secretary.  PROVINCIAL    SECRETARY'S    OFFICE.  His Honour the Lieutenant-governor in  Council has been pleased to mako tho following appointments:  Sth January, 1902.  William Edwin Ncwcomue, of Trout  Lako, 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.  9th January, 1902.  Frederick Fraser, of tho City of Revelstoke, Esquire, to be���  Stipendiary  magistrate,  Government Agent,  Assistant Commissioner of Lands and  AVorks,  Collector ������' "  venue Tax,  District kij-i-irar of Births, Deaths and  Marriages, and Registrar under tho "Marriage Act,"' for the Revelstoko Division of  West Kootenay,  ������Gold Commissioner for tho Revelstoke.  Illecillewact, Lardeau and Trout Lake  Mining Divisions,  Clerk of tho Peace for tho County of  Kootenay,  District Registrar of tho Revelstoko registry of the Supreme Court, and  Collector of Votes for the Rovelstoke riding of tho West Kootenay District, vlco  Mr. W. J. Goepel.  P. Burns & Co.  Head Opfiok at  NELSON, B. 0.  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers in Meats  Markets at  Nelson,  Rossland,   Trail,  Kaslo, Ymlr,  Sandon,  Silverton, Hew  Denver, Revelstoke, Ferguson Grand Forks, Green-wood, Cascade City, Mid  way, and Vancouver.  West Kootehay Butcher \ Co.  ALL KINDS OF  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLES-LB AND RETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  K. W. C BLOCK  WARD STREET  E. C. TRAVES, Manager  TREMONT HOUSE  |321 TO 3-lIBAKER STREET, NELSON  AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN  PLANS '  MEALS 25 GENTS  Rooms Lighted by Electricity and Heated oy Steam 26 Cents to SI  IMPERIAL BBEWIM COMPANY  EMERSON & REISTERER.  BREWERS OF THE BEST  LAGER BEER  STEAM BEER  AND PORTER  When you want the Best, ask for  IMPERIAL BEER.  SLOGAN JUNCTIOJt HOTEL  J. H. McHANUB, Manager.  Bax stocked with best brands of wines,  liquors, aaft clears. Beer on draught. _>arse  com_or_*.bl�� raoma. First claaa tabla boar*.  CHEAP FUEL.  Reduction ln price of coko: Per Ton.  Coko at gas works  $0.50  Coko delivered    7.50  ,. Cash must accompany all orders, or $1  extra will bo charged.  NELSON COKE & GAS COMPANY, Ltd.  DRUG STORE EARLY CLOSING  ON AND APTEE JANTJAET 1st.  The public la notified that on and after  January 1st our places of business will  closo at 9 o'clock every night oxcept Saturday and the day preceding a public holl-  das*.  Sunday hours 10 to 12 a. m,. 2:30 to 4:30  p. m., 6:30 to 8:30 p. m.  CANADA BOOK &  DRUG CO., Ltd.,  \V. P. TEETZEL & CO.,  J. H. VANSTONE.   ^^_^  _*���***.***.*****************_  COITUS-    VOU    WANT    THK  THKN   GO   TO  BEST-  ARTHUR    GEE  in Tremont Rlock.   Ho will suit vou.  Large stock of imported season's goods.  *************************  NEWLING & CO.  AUCTIONEERS, VALUERS, ETC.  Kootonay Street, noxt door to Oddfellows'Hall  P. O. Box G33 NELSON, B.C.  QUEEN'S HOTEL  BASOBR   BTBJDBT,   "NEUbBON*  Lighted by Electricity and Heat-  ;   ed with Hot Air.  _*rge oomfortabla __aroo**as aad flrst*  claaa dlntns room. Sample rooma for oon-i  martial mwa. j  RATES S2 PER DAY  %s. ErC.rBlarKerirVopr  ; Lata of the Royal Hotel, Calcary  N|adden House  Baker and Ward  Streets, Nelsan,  The only hotel ln Nelson that haa r--H  xnalned tinder one management since 1KW.  The bed-rooms are well furnished and  lighted by electrloU>.  The bar la always atocaea Dy the best  domestic and Imported liquors aad clgara.  THOMAS MADDEN, Proprietor.  HOTEL   ROSSLAND.'.  Third door from Grand Central Hotel  on Vernon street. Best dollar a day;  house In town. House and furniture new  and first class in every respect Lighted  by gas. Room and board ?5 to If per,  week No Chinese employed here.  J. V. O'LAUGHLIN, Proprietor.  Bartlett*   House  Formerly Clarke Hotel.  The Best $1 per Day House in Nelson,  None but white help employed.   The bar the  best.    G. W. BARTLETT, Proprietor  _-__�����-^���������-��� --��  R. REISTERER & CO.  *3iUtW_H_ AND BOTTXXBS OV   ���  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  Prompt and regular delivery to the tra4Ub  BRKWBRY  AT  NBBSON   . 1���^  OYSTER COCKTAILS  AT   THB  MANHATTAN.  OYSTER COCKTAILS  AT  THH  MANHATTAN,  The   Manhattan  JOSEPHINE STREET  ALL THE BE8T BRAND8  LIQUORS  AND  CIQAR& iliYi"   - ~ ii ii i a il is-n-iwirii ��� iiM-frmi ''       " i"i     '   ������ n       i   i    *"- "*" "*"       "*       --��� ��� ���--        * ������--  vsm mUMas mtttim., mmm mmm m&WAM i, im  ga___��__��5a-^te>y;_iv}ftf.t;^>'_33as3a*8��-^^  j*******.****************************^^  |   THERE ARE A FEW LINES SUITABLE FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS WHICH  WE Arl OFFERING AT VERY LOW PRICES.  *  t  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  i  Hi  Hi  5_  Hi  Hi  Hi  *  Hi  Hi  English, French and  American  Perfumes,  Hand Mirrors  Ladies' Traveling Oases  Ladies' Dressing Oases  Oents' Traveling Oases  Ladies' Purses and Card  Oases.  Gents' Purses and Wallets  Chatelaine Bags  Perfume Atomizers  Hair Brushes of all kinds  I W. F. TEETZEL & CO.  _?  % *** *** *** ************ ���*���*���* ***************************  Lawrence Hardware Co.  IMPOETEES AND DEALEES IN  Shelf and Heavy Hardware  AGENTS  FOE���Orescent,  Oanton, and Jessop's Steel, Bennett's Gutta Percha  . .  Fubo, jenckes1 Ore Oars  -'- Hamilton Powder Company's Blasting Powder       __.   _ _    ���  and Dynamite MSOIl,    B.C.  RAILWAY TIME TABLE  CANADIAN PACIFIC SYSTEM  LKAVK  7:15 a. in.  Daily.  CROWS NEST RAILWAY  Kuskonook, Creston, Moyie,  Cranbrook, Murysville, -ort  Steele, Klko, Kcrnlc, Michel,  Blairmore, Frank, Macleod,  Lcthbridgo, W'iimljjeK. and   all Eustorn points.  arrive  B:1S p. m.  Daily.  6:10 p. in,  Daily  6:10 p. in,  Duily  8 a. m.  8 a. m.  LEAVE  10 a. m.  COLUMBIA &. KOOTENAY  RAILWAY  Robson, Nakusp, Arrowhead,  Revelstoke, n *iu all poi n ts east  and weston t'.l'.U. inuiii lino.  Robson, Tr..il and Rossland.  Robson, Cascade, Grand  Forks, Piiceni.v, Greenwood  and Midway.  (Daily oxcept Sunday)  Robson. Trail and Rossland.  (Daily oxcept Sunday)  10:10 p.m.  Daily  10:10 p.m.  Daily  10:10 p.m.  11:35 a.m.  SLOCAN RIVER RAILWY  Slocan City, Silverton, Now  Denver. Three Forks, Sandon  (Daily except Sunday)   ARRIVE  3:10 p.m.  LEAVE  _ p. m.  _ p. m.  -������/Eailroad, Mill, Mining and Builders' Supplies  w_^^*W*-W^^w��ww��^w������fM^w iffmii       n m^mmmmmm.     ��� -|unmm^mmmm���mm>) >f ���  mw\~mp^  .: X tELEPr-IONE 8S*"*  P; O- BOX S27i  Nelson Saw & Planing Mills  CHARLES HILLYER, President.     ,\        HARRY HOUSTON, Secretary.  KOOTENAY  LAKE  ��� STKAMBOATS  Balfour, Pilot Bay, Ainsworth  Kaslo and all Way Landings,  (Daily except Sunday)  Lardo and all points on the  Lardo & Trout Lake Branch  (Tuesdays, Thursdays and   Saturdays.)   SUED BY THE GOVERNMENT  10:10  a. in.  11 a.m  GBEAT NORTHERN SYSTEM.  LEAVE  Depot  0:19 a.m  Me__tfi_  io*a>  Daily,  !)sJ3v: J_!  : Havejuatieceived 3,000,0 feet of logH from Idaho, and we are prepared to cub the largest bill  of timber of any dimensions or lengths. Estimates given at any time. The largest stock of sash  doors, and mouldings in Kootenay.  COAST LUMBER OF ALL KINDS ON HAND  OFFICE AND TAKD81   OORNBR HALL AND FRONT STREETS.  FURNITURE  AT* LOW PRICES  THE STOCK OF  lJ.G. BUNYAN & CO  ": WILL BE SOLD AT REDUCED PRICES  FOR CASH ONLY  J. A. KIRKPATRICK  MORTGAGEE  LBAVB  Kaslo  7 a.m.  Nelson  6:00 p. m.  Daily  NELSON &  FORT  SHEP-  PARD RAILWAY  Ymir, Salmo, Erie, "Waneta,  iNorthport, Rossland, Colvillo  and Spokane.  :��__ag through con_���_���  at Spokane to the south,  eastand west.  1 conne__i5as i-M  KOOTENAY LAKE  STEAMBOATS  Balfour, PilotBay, Ainsworth  Kaslo and all Way Landings.  ARRIVE  Depot.  G:45 p.m.  3_ouafi_  p.m>  Daily  ARRIVE  Kaslo  9:?0 p. 111.  Nelson  10:30 a.m.  Daily  the past twelve months. It is expected that  Dr. Wright will accept the call, although  it will not be formally tendered until the  presbytery meeting, which will be held in  two weeks' time.  E. T. H. Simpkins, district registrar of  the supreme court, has so far recovered  from his recent illness to be around again.  He has been granted two months leave of  absence, and leaves on Thursday morning  for California, accompanied by Mrs. Simp-  kins. He has rented his residence to J. a.  Kirkpatriek.  Those who have subscribed to the fund  for the purpose of sending the Nelson rinks  to the Winnipeg bonspiel will oblige the  committee by handing their'checks to the  treasurer, P. E. Wilson, today. The members of the rinks leave on Saturday morning and very little time remains for the  necessary arrangements.  In the action by Freleigh against the  Hall Mining & Smelting Company, damages for injuries sustained while in their  employ, an examination was held before the  deputy registrar yesterday of Mr. Hedley,  manager of the smelter. The case will come  up* for hearing: before the supreme court,  which will be held in this city on the 11th  instant. ���  Robert Monteith and George Stone, two  men who recently arrived in a destitute  condition from the Lardo country, were arrested by the police and arraigned before  the chief magistrate on the charge of vagrancy. Their cases were remanded to give  them an opportunity to get out of town,  which they promised to do before another  sitting of the court.  At the annual meeting of the ladies' hospital aid held yesterday afternoon in the  parlors of the Presbyterian church, the following officers were elected for the ensuing  year: Mrs. J. M. Lay, president; Mrs. R.  Day, first vice-president; Mrs. H. M. Bird,  second vice-president; Mrs. H. Byers, secretary; Mrs. J. J. Cambpell, treasurer; and  Mesdames Connon and <_oepel, purchasing  committee.  Mortgage Sixty Years Old  The king is the chief figure in a mortgage romance, the first chapter of which  has just been written at Osgoode hall,  in the form of a writ against over a  thousand citizens of Hamilton, who are  put down as "subsequent purchasers" of  the property included in a mortgage  whicli the king now seeks to foreclose.  The instruction to enter his suit came  from the Dominiou government to Kerr,  Davidson, Paterson & Grant, and the  first document they have filed contains  many hundreds more defendants than  ever adorned a writ at Osgoode hall.  The mortgage is within two days of being sixty years old. Had it reached the  sixtieth year, the suit, it is said, would  have been" outlawed. Why it was not  entered before the document doos not  disclose.  The endorsement on this most unusual  writ on record reads:  The plaintiff's claim is on a mortgage  dated May 30th, 1S32, made between  Peter Hunter, of the town of Hamilton,  in the district of Gore, of the province  of upper Canada, esquire, one of the directors of the Desjardins Canal Company, as mortgagor to the honorable  John Henry Dunn, of York, in the home  district of the said province, his majesty's receiver-general of the said province, for and on behalf of his said  majesty as mortgagee, and that the  mortgagee, and that the mortgage maybe enforced by enclosure.  Then follows: The plaintiff claims to  be entitled to recover immediate pos-  ession of the mortgaged premises. These  are given as 97 acres in the township of  Barton, and besides including part of  the mountain, take in. a part of Bay and  James streets.  The court adds: The plaintiff claims  "that there is now due for principal  money the sum of $20,000 and for interest the sum of $77,600," and says to the  defendants, "You are liable to he charged with these sums with subsequent interest to be computed at. the rate of six  per cent per annum and costs in and hy  the judgment to be drawn up, and that  in,default of payment within six months  of the judgment your interest in the  property may be foreclosed, unless there  is filed a notice to thr_ effect-���'We dis-  put the amount claimed by the plaintiff in this action;"  Most of the defendants are the owners  of the equity of redemption in the  lands; the others, such as the Hamilton  Street Railway Company, are incumbrances of parts of the lands.  Chief among the defendants entitled  to redeem are viscountess Bury, now  the duchess of Albermaire; the Bank of  Hamilton, the Bank of Montreal,, the  Traders' Bank, executors of the late  Hoodless; honorable J. M. Gibson, the  Toronto General- Trusts Corporation,  as administrators, of the estate of Edward Stockwell; ��� T.. H. and J. E. Lawry,  the Main street Methodist church, the  city of Hamilton, Edward Martin, K.C.,  Charlotte E. Counsell, Hajnilton Young  "Women's Christian -Association and  Technical Institute, the Central Presbyterian church, St. Pauls church, James  street Baptist church and First Unitarian church.        ���������-.  *Sl��?��_3^gf����2^il^"^  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  H. BYERS & CO.  ESTABLISHED 1892  $  #  -ft*  Portland Cement  Fire Brick  Fire Clay  Sheet Iron  T Rails  Ore Cars  Blowers  Exhausters  Pumps  Graniteware  Tinware  to  to  to  HARDWARE AND IRON MERCHANTS   Jg  HEATING STOVES  COOKING STOVES  AND  RANGES  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  SS^&&&&^S^&_^_^&&&&&&^&&&&&^&&__:&^&&^&^^&_&_^_E-_^_'^  'V'��'^'��*^''ff.,5.>P.^��^.^.*5l.'^'��'^'~*5**--��*'!^  "��� NELSON, B. C.  STORES AT  KASLO, B.C.  to  to  to  "4"  SANDON, B. C.    U  to  to  *��'$�����'�����_''��'������'���'�����&'������'���'�����-'���'%���'��T"g"S"S"S'<��i fi"S��''SrfiS"��  ���.���-��'^-^-'^-^-5-,5- C-'��-I"<5' <5 ���SI ���C'*-_��,*-_>,C>5-Ct ���**���"�� �����r-��f  ���. ���fc *���**��   _-**ini�� "=    ���=    "^' ��-:   S   S'S'_   !-  'g'1- '-'���  To Save Money  m  to  to  to  to Buy shoes now.   Enormous reductions made this month to clear out the odds to  Jfe and ends.   All felt goods below cost.   See our special bargains on Side Tables L  to Manitobas, Arctics, Cardigans and Leggings at Cost.   One Hundred pairs of to  J{| Mens' Fine Shoes regular $4, $5, and $6. all Genuine Goodyear Welts.  Your 2\  to choice for $3. *  I      Royal Shoe Store 1  [g L. A. GODBOLT, Prop.              _                         THOS. LILLIE, Manager to  ghter Sale  Furniture, Carpets, Linoleums, Fine Pictures, Blankets, Etc.  In addition to our already high-grade and low-marked goods,  we will offer for Co days only 10 per cent off for cash. Our  terms are on the installment plan, one-third cash, balance in  three payments. ' Our customers are warned to take advantage of this great reduction sale. Come any time of the  day.    Can always duplicate any article.  D. Mc Arthur * Co.  FURNITURE DEALERS  .   CITY AND DISTRICT.  A couple of locomotives arrived over the  C. P. R. on Saturday for the Grand Forks  ��� and Republic road.  The C. P. R. shipped in fifteen cars of ice  from Mirror lake yesterday, which is being stored in the company's ice house at  the yards.  A special meeting of the Nelson Board of  Trade will be held this evening to consider  resolutions to be submtlted to the meeting of the associated boards at Kaslo.  The Nelson hockey club are trying to  arrange a match with the Crow's Nest  Hockey Association for a game at Nelson,  with the picked players of the Crow's Nest  leasues.  The police are complaining at the carelessness of a number.of the city merchants  constantly leaving articles of merchandise  and clothing outside their stores after  closing-hours..  Bills of sale were recorded yesterday on  the following properties: On the Clara from  E. C. Clarke to W. R. McLean; Republic  Fractional, from Joseph Duhamel to Arthur  Roneys; Republic, from Joseph Duhamel to  Arthur Roneys. A certificate of work was  srnnted to Herman L. A. Kcllar, Albert li.  Kellar and Fred S. Algiers on the Vermont  mineral claim. A location was recorded by  A- E. Crossott on the Real mining claim, on  Evening mountain, three and a half miles  east of Nelson and two and a half miles  from the Nelson & Fort Sheppard railway.  John Patton, who was arrested by the police for drunkenness, was unable to appear  at the police court yesterday morning owing to sickness, and had to be removed to  the general hospital.  Assistant passenger agent E. J. Coyle of  Vancouver, arrived in the city last evening.  It Is expected that he will remain In the  city for a short time and then will continue  his journey to the east.  John Nunn, who has been In the employ  of the J. Y. Griflin Company In this city  for some time leaves tomorrow morning  for Winnipeg, where he will fill a position  at the head office of the firm during the  Illness of one of the staff.  The approaching sitting of the supremo  court, which will be held In the court house  on the 11th instant, promises to bo a  lengthy one, partly owing to the last sitting of the court having been hold os near  to that of the sitting of the full court at  the Coast.  A meeting of the members of the congregation of St. Paul's Presbyterian church  was held last evening to consider the calling of another minister to succeed Rev. R.  Frew, recently resigned, There was only  one person proposed In connection with the  filling of the vacancy. Rev. Dr. Wright,  who has so ably filled that pulpit during  The Way Morgan Worked It  To the Editor of The Tribune: Dear Sir���  I wish to have a statement made in your  paper (February 3rd) corrected. Prisoner  Morgan did not refuse to leave the jail  when his time expired. Had he done so he  would have been thrown out, as prisoners  In this Institution obey orders. Morgan is  an old man and decrepit, and several days  before his time expired he asked me if I  could take off his remitted time for good  behaviour as the weather was cold and  stormy. He had no money or suitable  clothes for such weather. He was given  permission by me to remain here until the  weather moderated or if he saw fit until  the expiration of his twenty days remitted  time. Yours truly,  R. E. LEMON, Warden.  Evidence of Brutal Murder  NEW YORK, February 3.���Two detectives, who tonight entered a house wholly  occupied by women on Christie street,  while looking for suspected smallpox cases,  unexpectedly discovered what they afllrm  to have been a brutal murder. On a bed ln  a poorly furnished room lay the body of a  once handsome woman, on whose face were  the marks of dissipation. Her throat was  cut and in her hand was a knife. Despite  this latter fact the detectives assert that  the nature of the wounds were such that  it would have been almost impossible for  the woman to have indicted them herself.  The disorder in the room, they say, may  have resulted from a struggle.  Reciprocity With Canada  DETROIT,"' Febraury 3.���A Washington  special says semttor Elkins, who was secretary of war in president Harrison's cabinet, is (i-ietly working up a sentiment in  the senate to bring about a commercial reciprocity with Canada rather than with  Cuba.  One Survivor of the Chanarat  LONDON, February 3.���The first officer of the French ship Chanarat, was  landed at Falmouth today. He is the  sole survivor of the crew of twenty-two  men of the vessel-which was capsized  off Ushant.  The bark wrecked off the Sicily islands yesterday evening, and whicli was  supposed to be a German vessel, turns  out to have been the Italian bark  Logaro.  LONDON, February 3.���The mate of  the Chanart was picked up from s. ,*mall  boat which had capsized several times,  but which succeeded in righting each  timer^-He'is"iira^critical-=conditionri^i"'"i  ransom money safely away at the present moment. The American delegates,  are, "therefore, returning here to make  a new arrangement  THE   BIG  Schooner  BEER OR HALF-AND-HALF  Slaughtering    Sale  For the next thirty days I will gi v-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 shoes. In order to make room  for spring stock I must slaughter some  of my present stock and also to give my  many customers the benefit thereof.  Now is the chance to partake of some  of the best bargains ever offered in the  Kootenays.  The sale is genuine, the stock new and  the prices away down.  Call, get prices, examine goods and  bo convinced that I am offering the  greatest bargains ever oifered in Nelson.  217 and 219  Baker Street  J. A. GILKER  THE ONLY GOOD BEER  IN  NELSON  Two Tugs Foundered  NEW YORK, February 3.���The German steamer Barcelona, which arrived  last night from Hamburg, when near  the Sandy Hook lightship, rescued the  crews of tugs E. S. Atwood and John E.  Berwind. Both tugs foundered, one of  them five minutes after the men were  taken off. The tugs had been waiting  on the stranded steamer Cavour, off  Long Beach. Both tugs were inward  bound when the gale from the northwest overtook them. The crews consisted of seven men from each boat.  They saved nothing but the clothes they  stood in.  Twenty-nine per Cent Powdered Rock  NEW YORK, February 3.���Three and one  half tons of baking powder seized by the  board of health and officially condemned  by the city chemists, was destroyed today.  The chemists who examined it said that  it contained 29 per cent of powdered rock.  Eeply Was Not Published  LONDON, February 3.���In the house of  commons today A. J. Balfour, the government leader, announced that ho hoped that  the Dutch commission, regarding South  Africa and the British reply would be laid  on the table today.  Fire at Pilot Mound  AVINNIPEG, February 3.���J. G. Hayes,  general store at Pilot Mound, was burned  to the ground yesterday morning, the fire  Is supposed to have started from a stovepipe. Building and stock well Insured.    .  A Biff. Leap  CITRISTlANrA, Norway, February 3.���  About 25.00U spectators, including many foreigners, witnessed the ski racing today at  Holme Roller. Gjoclme made the longest  lea*>, "ifl'/i meters.  Erigands are Cautious  LONDON, February 3.���-Although the  agreement with the brigands has been  completed, wires the Constantinople  correspondent, of the Daily Chronicle,  they declare it is impossible to take the  AGOMPLETELINEOF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  Iccil and oonat.  Flooring  local and coast).  Newel Posts  Stair Bail  Mouldings  Shingles  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  of all fcixida.  ~ *��������_:__ tou want rs not in stock  WE WILL MAKE IT FOB TOU  CALL A.N_> GET PRICES  H___  AHD LAKK STHBE-S, _*_B05  Corner Silica and  Stanley  Sts.  E. J. CURRAN, Proprietor.  notice:  Notice is hereby given that I intend to  apply at the next sitting of the board of  llcensa commissioners for tho City of Nelson, to bo held after tho expiration of  thirty days from tho date hereof, for a  transfer of the retail liquor lleenso now  held by mo for tho "Grand Hotel," situate  on Vernon street in tho City of Nelson, on  the east half of lot 4, block 2, sub-division  of lot 95, group 1, West Kootenay district,  to John Biomberg of the City of Nelson.  GUS  NELSON.  Witness: A. BENSON.  Dated this second day of January, 1902.  " NOTIOE.  IN THE SUPREME COURT OF BRITISH  COLUMBIA,  In tho matter of the Winding Up Act,  Chapter 129 of the revised statutes of  Canada and amending acts, and in the  matter of the Athabasca Gold Mine, _,Im-  Notico Is hereby given that tho honorable  the chief justice has fixed Friday the 17th  day of January, 1902, at the hour of 11  o'clock ln the forenoon at the Law Courts,  New Westminster, British Columbia, as  the time and place for the appointment of  an official liquidator of the above named  company. J.   J.   CAMBRIDGE,  District Registrar.  0EBTIFI0ATE   OF  IMPBOYEMENTS  Notice: Ray of Hope mineral claim, situate in the Nelson mining division of  West Kootenay district, located on Duhamel (Six-mile) creek. Take notice that I,  Charles W. Busk, free miners' certificate  No. 60,825, as agent for W. J. Goepel, free  miners' certificate No." 50,500 John Paterson, freo miners' certificate No. 50,727, and  self, Intend sixty days from the date hereof to apply to tho mining recorder for a  certificate 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  beforo the issuance of such certiflcato of  improvement-,.        CHARLEg _y   BUgK  Dated this second day of January, A. D.  1002.       LOST  LOS--AT ERIE, B. C, ON SATURDAY,  January ISth, two checks on the Canadian  Hank of Commerce, Nelson, one No. l'lOS,  for $5S payable to William Harper; and one  No. VMQ, for $05.50, payable to H. Mcintosh.  Suitable reward will be given for the recovery of the same. Address David Murphy,  Erie, B. C.  BISCUITS  CHRISTIE'S CREAM SODAS. CHRISTIE'S WATER ICE WAFERS  Also all kinds of Sweet Biscuits fresh from the factory.  BLUE   RIBBON   TEA.  Houston Block  Nelson, B C.  J. A. IRVING & CO.  MI ESTATE  AND  INSURANCE BROKERS  Agents for Trout Lake Addition  (Bogustown) Fairview Addition.  Acreage property adjoining the park  And J. & J. Taylor safes.  These safes can be bought from us ot  two year's time without inteiest  Ward Bros.  833 West Baker Street, Nelson.  NOTICE  To the Public and. Union Men:  The Trades and Labor Council of the Citj  of Nelson have declared all hotels, restaurants and saloons employing Chinese in or  around the premises unfair to organized  labor. The following- do not employ Chinese  in such capacity:  VICTORIA HOTEL  CLARKE HOTEL  TREMONT HOTEL  MADDEN HOTEL  SHERBROOKE HOTEL  GRAND CENTRAL HOTEL  LAKE VIEW HOTEL  ROSSLAND HOTEL  GRAND HOTEL  KLONDIKE HOTEL  JOHN SPEAR  MANHATTAN SALOON  BODEGA SALOON  GLUE POT SALOON  IMPERIAL RESTAURANT  KOOTENAY HOTEL  IMPERIAL SALOON  WAVERLEY HOTEL  ATHABASCA SALOON  ROYAL HOTEL  NOTIOE OP MEETING  The annual meeting of the Cooks' and  Walters' Union, No. 141, Western Labor  Union, will be held 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.  AI.  PORTIER, 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, threo years' experience,  wishes position. Good references. Apply,  stating salary, to 700 Seventh Avenue, Vancouver, B. C.  GALT  FOR  DOMESTIC  OR  STEAM  USE  General Agency, Telephone 265.  W. P. TIERNEY  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  Tei.epho.vk 115  ORDER YOUR  Tklkpiionk 35  COAL  FROM  NELSON FREIGHTING AND TRANSFER CO.  ANTHRACITE r\ND ROSLYN  ALWAYS ON HAND  Offlce: Baker Street,  WEST TRANSFER GO.  N. T. MACLEOD, Manager.  Teaming and Transfer Work of  all  kinds.  Agents for Hard and Soft Coal. Imperial  Oil Company. Washington Brick, Lime &  Manufacturing Company. General commercial agents and brokers.  All coal and wood strictly cash on delivery.    OFFICE 184 BAKER STREET  TELEPHONE   147.  Private Tuition  Students prepared for departmental and  other examinations.  Commercial work a specialty.  I, C. SLATER,  Fourth door above City Hall,


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