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 ���___i^,t_jk-��g^-isawrt'^p?,att_i-^^  ESABLISHED   1892  WEDNESDAY  MORNING,  FEBRUARY 5-  1902  DAILY EDITION  BRITAIN'S REPLY  INTERVENTION WILL NOT  BE TOLERATED  IF   THE   BOERS   DESIRE   PEACE  THEY   CAN   LEARN   TERMS  UPON   APPLICATION  Shamrock to Mr. Post, provided he adequately fitted her out at his own expense for a contest with Columbia, if  it is possible to send Britishers to man  the Columbia. Frankly, I would rather  see a race between the two yachts this  season with American crews aboard of  each, which, I think, would be a better  test of the relative merits of the two  boats."  KNOCKING  OFF 28 HOURS  LONDON, February 4.���The British  government replied to Dr. Kuyper, the  Dutch premier, that, if the Boers in  the field desire to negotiate for peace,  negotiations can be entered into, but  only in South Africa. The British government adheres to its intention not to  accept the intervention of any foreign  powers.  The text of the reply of the British  foreign secretary, lord Lansdowne, is as  follows:    "You are good enough to lay  before me, on January 25th, a communication from   the   Netherlands'   government in which it was proposed that with  tlie  object of bringing the  war  to  an  end, his   majesty's   government   might  grant a safe conduct of the Boer delegates now iu Holland, for the purpose,  of  enabling them   to  confer   with   the  Boer  leaders in   South   Africa.     It   is-  suggested  that after  a conference,  the  delegates might return to Europe, with  power to conclude a treaty of peace with  this country, and the Netherlands government  intimate,   that  in   this   event,  they might at a later stage be instrumental in placing the Boer plempoten-  taries in relation with plenipotentanes  who might be appointed by his majesty's government.   The Netherlands government  intimate that  if this project  commends  itself to  his  majesty's  government, they will enquire of the delegates  whether   they   are   prepared   to  make the suggested visit to South Africa.   It may, therefore, be inferred that  the communication I received was made  on the responsibility of the Netherlands  government alone, and without authority from the Boer delegates or leaders.  His majesty's government have given  it their  best  consideration,  and whilst  entirely appreciating the motives of the  humanity which led the Netherlands to  this propcsali  they feel they must adhere to the position adopted and clearly  announced by them some months after  the commencement of hostilities by the  Boers, that it is not their intention to  accept the intervention of any foreign  power in the South African war. Should  the Boer delegates themselves desire to  lay a request for a safe conduct before  his  majesty's  government, there  is  no  reason why they should not do so.   But  his   majesty's   government,   obviously,  are not in a position to express an opinion on any such application until they  have received it, and are aware of the  precise   nature   and   grounds   whereon  the request is made.  "I may, therefore, point out that it is  not at present clear to his majesty's  government that the delegates ietain  any influence over the representatives  of the Boers in South Africa, or have-  any voice in their councils. They are  stated by the Netherlands government  to have no such letter of credence oi  instruction of a later date than March.  1900. His majesty's government, on the-  ="other"=hand^understood���that���all���the-  powers of government, including those  of negotiation, were now completely  vested in Mr. Stein for the Boers of the  Orange River Colony, and Mr. Schalken-  ��� burger for those in the Transvaal. If  this is so, it is evident that the quickest  and most satisfactory means of arranging a settlement would be by direct  communication between the leaders of  the Boer forces in South Africa and the  commander in chief of his majesty'?  forces, who has already been instructed  to forward immediately any offers he  may receive for the consideration _f his  majesty's rrovernment.  "In these circumstances, his majesty's government have decided that if  the Boer leaders would desire to enter  into negotiations for the purpose of  bringing the war to an end, these negotiations must, tako place not in Europe, but in South Africa. It should  moreover, be borne in mind that if the  Boer leaders are to occupy time in visiting in South Africa, consulting with  Boer leaders in the field, and in returning to Europe for the purpose of making known the results of the errand, s  period of at least three months would  elapse during which hostilities would be  prolonged, and much human suffering  perhaps needlessly occasioned. I have,  etc.,   (signed)  New 0. P. R. Service  Respecting the C. P. R. Company's  new train service, by which it is proposed to make the run across the continent in three days, the Vancouver  World says:  About the first of May the Canadian  Pacific will put into service a new overland train, to carry exclusively through  traffic, which the officers of the company  claim will be the most complete in its  equipment of any transcontinental train,  ever put into service on any road. The  cars for this train will be constructed  purposely for it, new throughout, the  work of constructing them being now in  progress at the company's shops at Montreal.  The train will consist exclusively of  sleeping cars, first and second-class,  dining cars, observation cars and mail  and baggage cars. There will be no  coaches for the accomodation of local  traffic for the reason that no local traffic will be handled by this train. Although the running time of the proposed new train has not yet been announced it is officially understood that  it will make tlie run from Vancouver  to Montreal in three days' time. The  train will be run only three days of  each week, leaving each terminal" on  the run *on each alternate week day.  The schedule on which the train will  run is now being prepared.  In the construction of the equipment  for the new service a number of important improvement will be made in  the cars. One of the most notable of  these is the adoption of a new idea in  observation cars, the cars which are  under construction having sides almost  entirely, of glass, similar to the- glass  ends which are in use in the ordinary  observation cars now in general use.  ���lUie seats in these cars will face the-  sides of the car, so it will not be necessary for the passengers to turn around  in order too look upon the passing scenery. The sleeping cars will be a com-,  bination of the Wagner and Pullman  cars in the United States, combining,  the most desirable features of each and  including in their construction a number of new improvements.  000. This is a move to substitute coke  for coal in the local market, and Chicago is expected to benefit by being  freed from the smoke nuisance. Of all  the plans suggested to rid the city of  smoke, the most practical is considered  to be the use of coke, and the only reason this has not been put in operation  is the high price of coke. The Leiter  process, however, promises to make  coke as cheap as. the better grades of  coal now used for manufacturing pur-  noses.  The coal lands secured by Leiter are  located in Franklin county, near Benton, Illinois, 300 miles south of Chicago.  It is the purpose of the syndicate to  build a railroad from Benton to a point  on the Big Muddy river, about twelve  miles south, which will be the terminus  of the road. At this point vast coke  ovens will be constructed, coal shafts  sunk, quarries for building stone opened  and other industries started.  BRITAIN AROUSED  ARMY SCANDAL IS GROWING MORE SERIOUS  PRESS-OF ALL POLITICAL LEANINGS DENOUNCE THE WAR  OFFICE AS INCOMPETENT  The Carlisle Sisters  SEATTLE, February 4.���Advices from  Nome state that two girls connected  with a dance hall recently committed  suicide by taking cabrolic acid. Despondency is ascribed as the cause.  <They were known as the Carlisle sisters.  The Nome Gold Digger of November  13th has the following: The United  States mail carrier, Jacob Waldon, who  left on the first of the month for Iskis  Point with the mail, may be lost in the  tangled and thick timber which lies between Golovan Bay and that point.  August Nelson, who was one of the  party that reached Nome from Nortin  Bay on Sunday, being the first man  over the ice from that district this winter, says that they saw the mail carrier  when they were crossing Golovin Bay.  He states that Waldon was alone and  .making^very_^slow^time,^his=isled^being'i  heavily laden, and his six dogs in bad  shape.  Greenwood Local News  GREENWOOD, February 4.���[Special  to The Tribune.]���A special general  meeting of the shareholders of the Enterprise and Anchor Gold Mining Company was held today at which the following were elected directors: George  D. Leyson, R. J. Mackenzie, J. J. Caul-  field, A.. Branson,, j-*hil McDonald.  ! These appointed Leyson president,  Mackenzie vice president and Caulfleld  secretary. It is intended to make an  effort to resume work on the company's  claims which adjoin the Jewel in" the  Long Lake camp.  The annual general, meeting of the  Kinkora Mining Company, called for  yesterday, was postponed owing to lack  of a quorum.  D. Simpson, inspector for the Bank of  British North America, went out on today's train, after inspecting the bank's  local branch..  Joe Murphy, camp McKinney, known  as Waterloo Murphy from his connection with the Waterloo, as manager,  has been in the sisters' hospital at  Greenwood since Christmas, with heart  trouble. He appeared to be improving  last month but now seems to be slowly  relapsing.  Japan's Great Show  : TOKIO, January 24., via Victoria,  February 4.���The great national industrial exhibition, which the imperial government of Japan will hold at Osaka  in 1903, is attracting much attention. It  is reported that although the limit  with which applications for space must  be filed has been officially-set at June  30th, 1902, the applications from the  United States and Europe already aggregate more than the estimated space  allotted, and private individuals have  offered to put up their own buildings  in order to exhibit machinery. The occasion will be made the most of by foreign nations to introduce modern methods among the Japanese who are just  at the stage when they are ready to  adopt new ideas. The competition .will  be keen between the United States and  Great Britain.  LANSDOWNE."  Sir Thomas is Wilting  NEW YORK, February 4.���Sir Thomas Lipton is quoted in a dispatch to  the Journal and American, from its  London correspondent, as saying he  has not received the letter from C. W.  Post, of Michigan, offering to charter  the Shamrock to race against the Columbia this year. "There may be a feeling in the United States that the Shamrock's defeat was due to her crew last  year," said sir Thomas, "and it is very  good of Mr. Post to offer to man he'*  with Americans to try conclusions with  the Columbia sailed by Britishers, but  not having received his letter making ?  specific offer, I am unable to say anything definite at the present time. However, I am always delighted to benefit  or help sport in any posible way, and  I might lend the Shamrock in the interests of sport, but, understand, 1  wouldn't charter my yacht at any price.  I would, however,   agree  to   lend   the  A Boodling Law Suit  GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan, February  4.���Henry A. Taylor, of Milford, Connecticut, was placed on trial in the superior court yesterday evening on the  charge of furnishing the $100,000 promoting fund for the alleged conspiracy  to procure, by means of bribery, a contract to supply this city with water from  lake Michigan. Former city attorney  Salisbury has already been convicted of  complicity in the alleged deal. ���**_he  twelve men in the jury box at the hour  of adjournment were ordered in the  custody of the sheriff for the night.  Jeffries-Fitzsimmons Mill  SAN FRANCISCO, February 4.���According to the Call, the re-organized  Twentith Century club will enter into  competition. with the Yosemite club to  secure the Jeffries-Fitzsimmons fight.  Jackson Gleason, manager of the Twen-5  tieth Century, is quoted as saying he is  authorized to offer the pugilists 80 per  cent of the receipts if they will get be-  for the club. This is the highest percentage ever offered for a championship  battle.  Smelter Employee Suicides  NORTHPORT, February 4.���[Special  to The Tribune.]���Clarke Cunningham,  an employee of the Northport smelter,  committed suicide here this afternoon  about three o'clock, by shooting himself  between the- eyes with a 38-calibre revolver. The deceased was about 40  years of age, and leaves a wife and five  children in Joplin Missouri. Cunningham had been drinking heavily all day,  when he went out in an alley in the  rear^of^H_roderius^-=Brotb.ers--grocery-  store, and shot himself. He left no  words nor did he give any reason for  killing himself.  May Erect Skyscrapers  CHICAGO, February 4.���The " city  council decided last night to remove all  restrictions in the height of fire proof  buildings. This action reverses that  taken by the same body two years ago  and paves the way for the immediate  expenditure of $20,000,000 for new buildings in the centre of the south side of  the business district, plans for which  have already been prepared.  Imperial Bank's New President  TORONTO, February 4.���F. R. Mer-  rit, of St. Catherines, was today elected  president of the Imperial Bank of Canada, in succession to the late H. S.  Howland. D. R. Wilkie; in addition to  general manager, becomes vice president.  Important Legal Decision  ST. LOUIS, February 4.-���In a decision handed down yesterday in the case  of the defunct St. Louis brokerage firm  of Gaylord & Blessing, by judge Adams,  in the United States district court, the  relations of a broker and his customer  are declared to be those of debtor and  creditor, and that the broker is not a  trustee for the customer. The decision  is considered one of the most important  handed down recently in bankruptcy  cases.  Leiter's Latest Speculation  Joseph Leiter of wheat corner fame  has secured options on 10,000 acres of  coal lands in Southern Illinois, and is  planning to build expansive ovens for  the manufacture of coke by his new  process. Associated with him is a syndicate with plenty of money. The cost  of land and plant will be about $3,000,-  Libertador Sunk  COLON, Colombia. February 4.���It is  reported here that the Venezuelan revolutionary steamer Libertador, formerly  the British steamer Ban Righ, has been  sunk by a Venezuelan gunboat while  undergoing repairs at Porto Colombia.  Templeman for Minister  VICTORIA, February 4.���The board  of trade, at a meeting today, unanimously adopted a resolution and wired  it to Ottawa recommending the appointment of senator Templeman as minister  of marine, if a vacancy occurred.  Kitchener's Weekly Report  LONDON, February 4.���In his weekly  report to the war office, lord Kitchener  states that for the week ending February 1st, twenty-nine Boers were killed,  six were wounded, 142 were taken prisoners, and 4S surrendered.  Clergyman Drops Dead  KEENE,   Ontario,   February  4.���Rev.  Dr. Andrews, for fifty-one years pastor  of the Presbyterian church here, dropped dead this morning while lighting  his fire.   He was eight-two years old.  LONDON, February 4.���In the house  of commons, yesterday evening, major  Arthur Lee, Conservative, said that  Great Britain had been offered the services of the chief horse expert of the  United States armyj as advisor in the  purchase of American horses for the  British army. -The revelation was made  during a heated debate on the remount  question, when major Lee said, that, being military attache at Washington he  was not informed that there was any intention of buying horses in the United  States. He aTtded: "I learned from the  American newspapers that British officers had been sent out to buy horses  but I was not informed who they were,  nor was I asked to: give them as much  assistance as my position implied I was  competent to give. . At the time I had  the opportunity, through the good will  of a high official, of getting the services  of the chief expert of the United States  army, as advisor. I cabled the suggestion to the war ofiice, but I received no  reply."  The whole debate on this question in  the house of commons caused widespread indignation. The ministerial  press-vigorously charges the war oflice  with absolute incompetency, if nothing  worse, and demands a searching inquiry.  The Globe suggests that the war secretary, Mr. Broderick, ascertain the  identity of the officials responsible for  pigeon holing and not acknowledging  the communication, for the purpose of  summarily and "ighominiously dismissing them.      .-''���.  The supporters of the government are  shocked, not only by the revelations  regarding the inefficiency of the war  offlce, but more so. by the official tone  of Mr. Broderick's" and Mr. Balfour's  defenses. .The former claimed ��� merit  because he did not suppress the investigating committees report altogether.  The Times points out that "It is all  right and honorable that a minister  should defend by all legitimate means  the department he represents, but he  is carrying chivalry too far when he  implies the right to defend by the suppression of information which dearly  concerns parliament and the people to  know."  The St. James Gazett referring to the  further investigation proposed, urged  the need of fixing the responsibility of  individuals, saying: *'*The nation has  been swindled, and it is right that the  swindlers, who ever they are, should be  brought to book promptly.''  International Chess Tournment  MONTE CABLO, February 4.���This morning1 the experts engaged in the second  round of the international tournament, and  as round eighteen of the Berger tables  guided the playing, the players were placed  in the following order: Marshall vs Tar-  rasch, Wolff vs. Plllsbury, Meises vs. AI-  "biriT^Schlechter^vsr-Keggior^Janowski^vs���  Mortimer, Poplel vs. Teichmann, Mason vs.  Gunsberg, Eisenberg vs. Marco and Scheve  vs. Mason. Tschigorin and Marcozy had  byes. The following results had been recorded when the first adjournment had been  made at 1 o'clock this afternoon: Meises  had beaten Albin, and Scheve had beaten  Mason, while Plllsbury had drawn with  Wolff. All the other games remained unfinished.  In the afternoon sitting all of the rest  of the games were decided. Marshall managed to get a winning position and Tar-  rasch had finally to resign; Schlechter, as  was anticipated, beat Reggio; Janowski  accounted    easily    for   Mortimer,    as   did  Teichmann for Poplel. Napier on the other  hand, made a slip, finally lost to Gunsberg,  while   Marco  came  out  victorious  against  Eisenberg. The final record Is as follows:  Won.      Lost  Albln      %  Eisenberg 0  Gunsberg  1  Janowski     2  Marco  1  Marcozy   1  Marshall    l'/i  Mason    0  Meises    2  Mortimer     0  Napier   1  Plllsbury      %  Poplel    1  Reggio 0  Scheve  1  Schlechter    1*44  Tarrasch 0  Teichmann     1%  Tschigorin    1  Wolff :.Vk  po_'t ��?.,H- c* Belliner, tho Butte expert,  who will met him in Victoria on Tuesday.  On reaching the provincial capital, Mr.  Greenshields, as the legal representative  of Mann & Mackenzie, will confer with the  government regarding the proposition to  deflect tho Canadian Northern, and the  transcontinental road now building, by a  more southerly route in order to tap the  Cariboo country.  Americans Made Gallant Stand  VICTORIA, February  4.���Manila papers received   by   the   Empress   today  have particulars of the recent attack by  bolomen, on a company of the 9th infantry in Samar, which resulted in the  death of seven of the eighteen in the  attacked  party,  and  the  wounding of  eight others,  five  seriously.    "The detachment    from    company    "it"    was  struggling through a.thicket, near Dun-  dap, Pueblo, when a large band of bolo-  men   rushed   upon  them,   having  been  awaiting in ambush.   The band of Americans  were  surrounded  by  bolomen,  and a bloody hand to hand combat ensued.     The   detachment   clubbed   their  rifles, and standing back to back, they  swung them at the heads of the enemy.  Several   eventually   managed  to .bring  their rifles into play and bolomen gradually fell away, leaving a small force of  Americans  with  but  four  unwounded.  The bolomen lost heavily.    A  detachment of native soldiers, attracted by the  > sound of the firing, hurried to the scene,  but arrived too late to take part in the  combat.    It is believed that it was the  arrival   of   these   reinforcements   that  caused   the' bolomen   to   retreat,   and  saved the entire detachment from annihilation.  not transacted. Grange V. Holt, president of the board, on taking tbe chair  expressed regret that it was impossible  to transact tho business of the meeting,  but thought those present could not  disperse without giving expression to  their regret at the loss by death of one  of the most infiuenial and useful members of the board, J. Roderick Robertson. He had done much, to assist the  board and had on more than one occasion filled the position of head of  the association, until compelled by  pressure of business to retire from the"  chair. Before adjourning the members  present passed the following resolution:  "The Nelson Board of Trade deeply deplores the untimely death of the late-J.  Roderick Robertson, and desire to place  on record their appreciation of the great  services he rendered to this board, ot which  he was twice president, to the town of Nelson, and to the country generally and the  board also wishes to express its deep sympathy with Mrs. Robertson and her children in their great bereavement."  Some discussion arose as to who should  attend the joint meeting of .the associated  boards of trade, to be held during the pro's-'  ent month. In the place of the late J. Roderick Robertson. The matter will come up  at a special meeting to be held today at  NEWS OF JAPAN  STORY OF MAYER'S MANY  SHORTCOMINGS  MADE THE MISTAKE OF SWINDLING A BANK AND WILL  BE EXTBADITED  i  Arrangements for Launching  AVASHINGTON, February A.���Wallace  Downey, president of the Townsend-Dow-  ney Shipbuilding Company of New York,  which is building, the yacht Meteor for emperor William, was in Washington today,  and talked over with Dr. Hill and other  o'Rclals the arrangements for the launching of the Meteor and the reception of  prince Henry. Afterwards he went to the  White House and discussed with the president that part of the program for the  launching which directly concerns the  presidential party. It was found that owing to the state of the work, the arrangements at this time could only be of the  most general character. It is estimated by  Mr. Downey that the launching stand will  hold about 500 people, the president, Miss  Roosevelt and prince Henry having the  places of distinction. In the shipyard there  is room for about 3000 spectators, all of  whom will bo admitted by ticket.  Retaliating Against Canada  WASHINGTON, February 4���The house  committee on merchant marine and fisheries today reported the senate bill equalizing the inspection fees and privileges of  foreign ships entering our ports, with like  fees and privileges fixed by the countries  from which these vessels come. The bill  applies more particularly to Canada, which  charges certain inspection fees to American vessels, whereas, Canadian vessels  have heretofore paid no such fees In American ports.   Big Gas Explosion  OGDEN, Utah, February 4.���A fire, followed by a terrific explosion at noon today  at the Rio Grande & Western railroad  Pintseh gas works, caused the injury of five  men. Tne tanks of gas exploded and the  shock was felt all over the city, causing  great excitement. All telegraph wires in  the vicinity were torn down for a distance  of 500 feet. The origin of the lire is unknown.  Filipinos Have an Election  MANILA, February 4.���The returns so  far received indicate the election in most  cases of natives as governors of provinces.  Captain Harry H. Bandholtz, of the second  infantry, defeated major Cornelius H. Gardiner, of the thirteenth infantry, the present governor of Tzarbara. The military  men claim that accepting elective offices  will necessitate resignation from the army.  5 o'clock.  PUGILIST  DIES   SUDDENLY  Had a Bout With Slavin  YOKOHAMA,   January   24., via Victoria, February 4.���An unfortunate incident occurred here in connection with  the visit   of   Jack   Slavin,   a   middle-,  weight pugilist from Australia, who is  well known in the United States and  South Africa.    Slavin gave an exhibition, one of his opponents being a colored man. named E. F. .Padmore.    This  man put up a very tame fight, and the  sports present were inclined to resent  the easy way Slavin let him off.    No  evil results of his bout were apparent  to him after the contest.    About midnight, however, Padmore who was at-'  tached to the   United   States   hospital  corps  here,  sent for Mr.  Slyck. of the  hospital, saying that his feet were cold  and numb and that his left side in the  vicinity of the heart was causing much  uneasiness.   Dr. Taylor, attached to the  hospital, promptly1 attended the patient,  acompanied by   two   other   physicians,  but were unable to render any effectual  assistance and he died at 1:30 a. m.  .  The three doctors, who also .witnessed"  the fight, held a postmortem examination, and stated that death was the result of what is popularly termed athlete's heart. The affair created a sensation, but no blame is attached to  Slavin. ' The latter is to flght William  Lucifer, .the . strong man and contortionist, for a'purse of $500 and the gate  money, next week. J. McAuliffe, another Australian pugilist, who has been  several months in Shanghai, writes that  he will shortly visit Yokohama, when  more boxing bouts will be in order. Jack  Slavin claims to be a brother of the  Slavin who was once a claimant of the  heavyweight championship in the  United States.  SALISBURY WILL STEP OUT  ^^Will^Require^a^Big^Majority^-^  TORONTO, February 4.���It was stated today that the Ross government would submit the Manitoba prohibition act to tho  electors of Ontario, simply saying: Here is  an act which has been favorably passed  upon by the privy council, lt is for you to  say whether it shall be placed on the statute books or not. It is said that the government will insist on a throe-fifths vote in  favor of the act to secure its enforcement.  ���4  2  1  0  1  0  *A  1  0  2  1  1V4  1  2  0  Vi  2  V*  o  %  Trying to Beat a Widow  MONTREAL, "February 4.���An interesting caso will come up In the courts in a  few days for decision. Rev. John Jones  died, leaving an estate of $95,000. Shortly  after the decease his widow gave birth to  a��son, who died within six hours. The  other relatives of Jones claim the child was  still born. If they can prove this fact the  mency will1 go to them. If not It will go to  the widow as heir of tho son.  Have no Horse Expert  WASHINGTON, February 4.���Adjutant-  general Corbin was questioned today ln regard to colonel Lees' statement In parliament, about having been offered tho services of the chief horse expert of the  United States army in securing horses in  this country for South Africa, and said  that this was the first that he (Corbin) had  heard of it. What he did know, as a fact,  was that there had been no correspondence  on the part of the adjutant-general's office  with colonel Lee, or any one else, to warrant the statement that tho United States  has assisted the British operations in  South Africa by tho shipment of horses or  in any other way. Moreover, general Corbin  said he did not know what was meant by  the expression "Chief horse expert," there  being no such oflice in tho United States  army.  :   Will Confer With the Government  GRAND FORKS. February 4. ��� J. N.  Greenshields, K. C. of Montreal, a director  of the Montreal Boston Copper Company,  owning the Sunset mine in tho Deadwood  camp, left today for Victoria. Asked respecting the company's plans, ho said it  would either purchase the pyritic smelter  at Boundary Falls or erect Its own reduction plant. All would depend upon the re-  Whitney's Horse 111  LONDON, February 4.���Truth says that  Nasturtium, W. C. Whitney's Derby candidate, has been coughing for the past ten  days and It is understood that others of the  Heath House horses are similarly affected.  "When once this sort of thing starts," says  Truth, "there is no telling where It will  end, but it is hoped it will not run through  a stable which now contains many high  class horses/]   Manitoba Farmer Killed     WINNIPEG, February 4. ��� Benjamin  Mighton of Rathwell, was killed this afternoon while driving to the village with  grain. He had evidently fallen from his  wagon, a wheel of which passed over his  neck, breaking It. The body was found  shortly afterwards by a neighbor.  Granby Smelter to Resume  GRAND FORKS, February 4.���Tho repairs to the water flume having been completed, tho Granby smelter will resume  smelting operations tomorrow. A. C. Flum-  erfelt, assistant general manager of tho  Granby smelter, returned today after an  extended stay in New York and Montreal.  May Reco-rnize B  C. Diplomas  TORON7'"*. r bruary 1.���The council of  the Ontar.o ' o:legc of pharmacy this morning discussed the ronnest from British Columbia that diplomas of that provinco be  recognized in Ontario. It is likely that tho  request will be granted.  Board Lacked a Quorum  A meeting of the board of trade was  called for last evening, but owing to  the lack of a quorum, the business for  whicli  the meeting was convened was  At Termination of War  LONDON, February 4.���It is now said  that the retirement of lord Salisbury  from office will be coincident with the  end of the South African war. The St.  James Gazette this afternoon claims to  have the highest authority for saying:  ���'The premier has fixed the restoration of  peace in South Africa as the appropriate  moment to resign offlce. If the war is  -ended-lord-Salisbury-will-retire-at-the  conclusion of the present parliamentary  session, but it is his present intention  to retan his post until peace is accomplished."  The large and fashionable congregation which attended a memorial service  officially described as a "reciuim for the  repose of the soul of our late sovereign  queen Victoria" at St. Matthews church,  Westminster this morning, was greatly  scandalized by the conduct of a number  of anti-ritualists, who immediately after  the service was concluded, stood up in  the church and declared: "The service  was a blasphemous insult to queen Victoria's memory." This is not God's  house," said one objector, "this is a joss  house."  International Bonspiel  UTICA, New York, February 4.r-  About thirty representatives of the New  York and Albany curling clubs reached  here today to engage in the international curling torney, commencing here  tomorrow. A big delegation from Montreal and Toronto are expected tonight  ���and tomorrow. The weather is cold and  the ice is in prime condition.  YOKOHAMA, January  24.,   viat Victoria,'February. 4.���There was much ex-  t-pectation here over the arrival ofthe  Shinano Maru, a steamer belonging to  the Nippon Yusen Kaisha, from Seattle-  It is understood that.she.was bringing  back F. S. Mayer, who is wanted hers  on a charge of forgery.   Mayer, who Is  a Chicago-man, lived here some years,  and married a beautiful Eurasian girl  by whom he had two. children.   He ia  a bright young fellow and threw himself   into   several" enterprises,   among;  them being the business managership of  a foreign, local paper, and the secretaryship   of   a   steam   laundry   company.  Maher lived at a   good   pace,   in   the  meantime    speculating,    and    circumstances led to the proprietor of the local paper  having the books  experted,  when, it was   found   that   Mayer   had  taken liberties with the-funds  in his  control to such an extent as to render,  himself liable to penal servitude.   Personal considerations,  however,  effected!  a compromise, Maher giving some collateral for   his   indebtedness   and   the  newspaper proprietor   refraining   from  prosecution.    Then it   was   announced  that Mayer was returning to America  with his family, and they duly sailed.  They had hardly reached America, however, when it was   discovered   that  as  secretary1 of the laundry company, he  had manipulated the shares so as, it is  charged, to obtain some  thousands of  dollars from   the-, .Russo-Chinese  bank.  The. latter put the cable to work and  was soon informed that Mayer had been  "arrested   in   Minneapolis,   whence .he  would be brought back to Yokohama on  the arrival of extradition papers.  In some way the rumor became prevalent that he was on the Shinano  Maru, the boat which after starting on  her last trip for Seattle, put back with  her .cargo on fire. 'This was not the  only bit of bad luck on her voyage, for  as she was nearing Yokohama she ran  aground in a heavy fog on a sandy spit,  and stuck fast, being only got off in 24  hours, after discharging her cargo into  lighters. In the meantime it was ascertained that F. S. Mayer was not on  board, so that public expectation, mingled with much sympathy for the wife  and family, is still on the alert.  J. H. Brooke, an Englishman, proprietor and formerly editor of the "Japan  Herald," the oldest foreign newspaper,  in Yokohama, died recently at the age  of 67, of pneumonia and organic complications. He was foremost in fighting  the treaty revision, and always maintained that Japan was not mature enough to be trusted with foreign interests. His vigorous pen was quite a  feature of foreign Japanese journalism.  The destinities of the Herald are now  in the capable hands of E. J. Harrison,  a young Canadian, weJl known in Victoria ^.and^San^Erancisco.^^   The British ship Brilliant, the ship  carrying the largest oil cargo, 175,000  cases, consigned to the Standard Oil  Company's branch here, raced the.  Acme, another oil ship, from New York  to this port, and arrived here on the  21st instant. The Brilliant left New-  York July 29th and the Acme on August 1st, but the Acme has not appeared within two days margin, so that  the Brilliant claims the honors of a  long ocean race.  Better Than Expected  WATERBURY, Connecticut, February 4.���As more accurate figures of the  losses by the conflagration here on Sunday night and yesterday become obtainable it is evident that the total loss will  not be as heavy as at first believed. A  prominent insurance man says that he  was positive the loss would not exceed  $1,500,000.  Renegades Supplying Boers  HALIFAX, February 4.���Miss Porteous, of Gait, Ontario, arrived here from  Natal, South Africa, on the Numidian  yesterday. She says that renegade  Englishmen who arc more disposed to  make money than to be patriotic, are  responsible for the Boer supply of ammunition.  Welshmen Want to Move  TORONTO, February 4.���A special cablo  dispatch from London, to the Globe, says  Mr. Chamberlain will meet a deputation  which desires government assistance in removing a Welch settlement la Patgonla to  Canada.  Keeley Institute Destroyed  DWIGHT, Illinois, February 4.���Tho  laboratory of the Keely institute in the  Livingstone hotel, controlled by the  Keeley Company, and several other  buildings in the heart of the city wero  destroyed by fire today. The loss is  estimated at $300,000.  Railway Collision  ATWORTH, Illinois, February 4.���An  Illinois Central passenger train collided  with a freight train on a siding here  today, killing Joseph White, the passenger engineer's fireman, and injuring  two other train hands.  To Protect French Interests  CARUPANO, Venezuela, February 4.���  The French cruiser Desteres is here to  protect French interests. On January.  23rd an engagement took place in this  vicinity, which was favorable to the  revolutionists.  Returning Westerners  HALIFAX, February 4.���Among the  returning Canadian soldiers who arrived  on the Allen liner Numidian yesterday,  was John Lightfoot of Vancouver. He  left by the evening train for his home.  Gas Explosion  OGDEN,   Utah,   February  4.���An  explosion has occurred in the Pintisch gas  plant and it is reported that a number  of persons are badly injured.  Situation Unchanged  CARACAS, Venezuela, February 4,�����  The political situation is unchanged.  There are many unfounded rumors. The  capital is quiet. THE NELSON TRIBUNE: WEDNESDAY  MOBNING, FEBRUARY 5, 1902.  1  I  tot  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  Incorporated 1(570  C0_M:JP_A_ __5T"3T  Opera Flannel Blouses, Silk Skirts, Ladies'Jackets, Golf Capes, Ladies' Cbstumes and Furs at largely  reduced prices.  We do not often advertise seecial reductions but  whe   we do they are genuine.  No infterior goods are bought by us and offered  as so called bargains.  i  BAKERSTRBfe^N-iLSON^B^  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  'W&itittti&M ^^mjmim**  #  ii   .:;:  mm  SUBSCRIPTION. RATES.  Dally, by mall, one month   Dally by mall,! three 'months   Dally- by: mail, six-,mgriths.   Daily by mall, one year'.'. :-..���  Semi-weekly.by mail,';three months .  Semi-weekly, by. mall, .six. months......  Semi-weekly by mail.-one year........  Postage to Great Britain added.  ADVERTISING  RATES.  Display- advertisements run regularly  per inch per month.;: ���$  If run less than a month, per Inch per  Insertion '.......:....   Classified-Ads and Legal Notices, per  word for flrst:insertlon;............w  ���For each additional insertion, per  word   Wholesale - and   Business   Directory  ���   Ads (classified) per line per.month;'  Notices of meetings of Fraternal Societies and Trades Union-, per line  per   month      $50  1 25  2 60  5 00  50  100  200  00.'  25'*  1  %  50'  25*  Address all letters���. ������         ���-.  THE TRIBUNE ASSOCIATION,-Ltd. ���  John Houston, Manager. Nelson, B. C.  ���M-M-M-H-M-M-l'   ���I-M-I-M-M-M-I-W"  + - - :-.���_.._..     *  +    notice to ^ subscribers    *  + by carrier; 4  *.   ....... kj.  ���fr      On*-Saturday'next,-subscribers   "*.���  ��*���   whose Tribunes are delivered by ��f  ��*���   carrier will -be'-expected-to pay   -f,  +   the carrier TWENTY CENTS/the   j*  ���*>   subscription' price for the current   ���_  *   week. 4  '*���-���-���--���-���    .��� ���'��� ,������.:���._.- ..-..   ,-��� ��,  .I_H"I"I"M"H"H"Mi  .H.��H-W��H"M-tI  ;.'...Interesting'.as.',were' the figures.presented at the meeting of; the city, council  on Monday evening; relative to the probable revenue and expenditure of the ci|y  for the current year, it appears t_at.'tlie  press' was somewhat ��� premature in. publishing them as they, have yet to be considered by the members-of the finance  .committee. It is not likejy.however that  any.'material changei .will; be   effecieb.,  . The;chief concern   of ��� this" body will'.  probably be the framing of ������ some provision. for the   deficit;..of' ..$20,000.:..odd,.,  which" even at this early, stage confrqnb  ��� the council.   The, passing of the. maintenance of the public schools from the  provincial to .th'e" civic government accounts for   ?13,000   of. this . estimated  ^deficitr^The'council'has'it'in^itsTpbwer:  to provide this sum; by  a  school  rate  upon the lands and improvements,-bill  if this is done it will.mean the jumping  of the taxes in a rather startling manner;   The tax rate last year was 17 1-2  mills upon lands, and .2 1-2 mills upon  50 per cent of the assesed. value of improvements.   To realize the ?13,000 odd;  required for educational purposes, over  and above the amount estimated as receivable from   the   provincial   government for per   capita,   will   require   an  additional levy of 11 1-2   mills   if the  whole of this tax is put upon the lands.  This would give Nelson a  rate  of   28  mills   upon. the  assessed  value  of  its  lands, but with a merely nominal tax  upon its improvements.    It is optional'  for the council to place the whole of tbiis  tax upon the land values or to divide ;it  between the assessed values of the land  and the improvements.    If this course  is adopted it is estimated than an increase of 7 or 7 1-2 mills all round, upon  improvements as well as lands, would  meet the requirements. This would give  a rate of 25 mills upon the lands and of  10 mills upon 50 per cent of the assessed  value of improvements. With respect to  the shifting of taxation from.lands back  upon improvements it may be said that  it is contrary to the notions of tax reformers.    In Nelson the effect of such  a change would be noticed chiefly in the  taxation    of    Baker   street   property,  where it would fall heaviest upon those  who have added  to the city's appearance by the erection of handsome business premises,  and lightest upon the  owners of Baker street shacks.  {���The statement of city treasurer Was-  son dealing with the receipts and expenditures of the city for the past year  is an interesting document. Not by any  means the least interesting feature in  connection with it is the showing made  by the city's electric light system. It  will be remembered that during the efforts of mayor Fletcher to force the I  West Kootenay Power & Light deal  upon the ratepayers he repeatedly made  the. statement that the . city's electric  light system was not earning a cent,  that.in short it had never earned a cent.  This statement which the mayor said  was capable of proof, was rather startling. It was challenged at one in the  council, but those who disagreed with  his worship had no opportunity of demonstrating by official figures that his  statement was incorrect. They have  their opportunity now m the city treasurer's statement, which has been certified to be the city auditor. The statement, it is true, is somewhat belated  for practical purposes, but in spite of  this it is satisfactory to know that the  receipts from electric light services  have been sufficient during the past  year, to pay for maintenance, to p.ty all  charges for extensions, to pay for extra  power and supplies purchased, to provide-.interest-arid sinking fund charges  . upon the whole of the electric light debenture debt, and over and above this  leave the city a surplus upon the year's  operation of ?500 in round figures, without taking into account the sum of  f_022 which the city auditor has seen fit  to carry forward as a good asset under  the head of electric light arrears.. The  city treasurer's statement' of receipts  for the-year show that: there was re-"  ceived- from the electric, light rates the  :;;sum .of ,.?23,684:99, with $62.20 for supplies sold, making a total of $23,749.19.  Against this there was expended upon  construction account, $3410.82; upon  maintenance, $8,228.75; and for supplies,  $99; or a total of $12,456.94. If this  amount is deducted from the total receipts it will give a balance of $11,290.25.  to the credit of the plant for the year's  operations. There is still however provision to be made for the interest arid  'sinking fund charges upon the $70,000  worth: of debentures which represents  ,:the cost of the; electric light system up  -ito'date. This calculated, at 9 per cent  ''requires the further sum of $6300,  jWhich,: if   dediicjed   from   the   sum   of  ,$11,290.25, shows the net earning of the  ^electric light plant to have been but $10  'short of $5000. Put into other words the  .electric light plant is paying for its  maintenance, its extensions and its  'purchase out of its receipts and earning  -4n addition a bonus of $5000 a year for  'the city. Most people under the cir-  -.cumstances will incline to the belief  *that the electric light system is paying,  arid paying rather well.  1 The waterworks- system is another  public utility which is managed by the  corporation. Like the electric light  system it has also proved a profitable  investment though its profits have not  'been as great. For the past year the  'receipts from the water works service  were $17,920, and the charges for maintenance and construction $8429, leaving  :a balance of $11,491. There are debenture accounts against waterworks construction of $55,000, to which should  also be added upwards of $30,000 which  was spent upon waterworks construction out of the proceeds of Nelson's first  loan of $50,000 for general purposes,  frhis will give a total charge against  waterworks of $85,000. To provide interest and sinking fund upon this  amount requires $7650, which, deducted  from the balance of $11,491, leaves the  net earnings of the system over all  charges $3841. When it is considered  that for the next year or so the growth  of this business will be less rapid than  that of the past three years the city's  profit margin is not unduly large, nor  more than that which safe business  principles require. This being so it is  idle to expect any general reductions  in the charges for water srvics which,  in the charges for water services which,  with those of other western cities.  Figfcti-ffi^ Federation  BELFAST, February 4.���It was announced this morning that the marquis  of Dufferin, who has been seriously ill  for some time past, is growing weaker. J  FOUNTAIN       The   Fountain   Pen  PENS is ���:o(^ay looked up-  on as a necessity by   all business and professional men. It is important that the  pen be perfect. We sell all the standard  makes���''Swan," "Waterman," "Parker," "Turney" and others. Our own  experience of years in the use and sale  of Fountain Pens satisfies us that the  "Swan" has merit over all others; in  fact that it is a perfect pen. Prices  range from $3.00 to $6.00, 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 mere than please the  purchaser. Pens for special uses and to  suit all hands.  MORLEY & LAING  BOOKSELLEKS AND STATIONEKS  BAKER STRE&T. NELSON. B. C.  Showrooms Mason & Riec.h Pianos.  SOME DEEP SEA ROMANCES  Mysteries of the Deep  The most mysterious salvage story on  record was published in the London papers on January 15th, 1894. It was as  follows: Advices have been received  of the arrival at Galveston, Texas, of  the Norwegian barque "Elsa Anderson"  having in tow the hull of an English-  built brig, which had, apparently, been  burned at sea more than fifty years ago,  and which appeared on the surface of  the ocean after a submarine disturbance  off the Faroe islands. The hull of the  strange derelict was covered with sea  shells, but the hold and underdecks contained very little water. In the captain's berth were found several iron-  bound chests, the contents of which  had been reduced to pulp, except a  leather bag, which required an axe to  open it. In it were guineas bearing the  date of 1809, and worth over a thousand  pounds. There were also several watches,  and a stomacher of pearls, blackened  and rendered useless by the action of  the water. Three skeletons were also  found���one of a man nearly seven feet  high.  Now, the submarine disturbance is  perhaps correct, for the Faroe banks are  volcanic ground, and submarine volcanoes have been known to throw up volumes of hot water.  But the wreck would have come up  full of water, not empty, and nobody  would be fool enough Co tow a useless  wreck from the far north in the Atlantic to a port in the Mexican gulf. Perhaps, like other deep-sea romances, the  true story will never be told.  What became, for instance, of the  crew of the St. Clair, a fine schooner,  built at Plymouth in 1890? The steamer  Delta picked her up at sea, with all  sail set, and not a soul on board! There  was absolutely nothingwrong with the  schooner, and she made a fine prize for  the Delta.  In 1861 a French steamer found the  ship "Marie Celeste" of Gibraltar, under  full sail, and abandoned.: .The cabin-  table, was set with a meal half-eaten;  in.the sewing machine was a piece of  half-finished work. The compasses were  all right, the captain's and mate's watches were still going, there was abundance of food and water, and no signs  of sickness or distress. flTie vessel had  sailed from New York with thirteen  pasengers, including the captain's wife  and daughter, and now, after twenty-  four years, their fate is still an absolute  mystery.  Then there is the story of the French  Atlantic liner "Amerique." A British  tramp-steamer found her in the Bay of  Biscay abandoned, with nothing the  matter, except that the cabin tanks had  gone  wrong,  and  there was wau-r on  the   cabin   floor The   furnaces   were  nearly out, but the English crew fired  up, and took the splendid prize into  Falmouth, making a small fortune out  of the salvage. In this case the story  is well-known.  One evening, in fine weather, as the  Amerique's officers and passengers were  at dinner in the saloon, water began to  run across the floor. A lady, finding her  foot wet, screamed out that the ship was  sinking. Officers, passengers, and crew  seized with uncontrollable panic took to  .the boats.  They left the ship to her fate and  were afterwards picked up by a passing  vessel.  In 1884 the "Clievden" discovered: a  valuable prize on the high seas���a 1500  ton steamer abandoned between Rotterdam and London. Somebody had  opened the sea-cock of the donkey engine, which was pumping water into her  until she was in a sinking condition,  and had been left to her fate. The  "Clievden's" officers got $20,000 fpr  turning off that tap and towing the vessel home.  One of the querest treasures ever  picked up at sea was the famous ancient  Egyptian monument Cleopatra's Needle.  This singly-wrought stone, over 80 feet  long, was too big and too heavy to be  carried home in a ship, so a vessel was  built around it���a - steel cylinder���  which was towed by a steamer. In the  Bay of Biscay the weather was bad, the  cylinder got unmanageable, and the  tow-line had to be cut. A passing tramp  picked up the queer monster, and with  great difficulty and danger, dragged into  Ferol, and so won a reward "of $10,000.  Another odd derelict was a gas float, 5U  feet long, which, in 1S95, drifted out of  the Humber, and was found at sea. It  puzzled the finders, it puzzled the county  court, it puzzled the judges of the high  court of admiralty. Certainly it was a  derelict, but certainly it was not a ship  within the meaning of the act, and the  reward for towing it home was only $70.  There seems to be only .one case of a  passenger being rewarded for the saving  of a vessel, and he happened to rescue  the "Great Eastern."  The old giant of the seas was huge  in size, but with all her bulk of 25,000  tons, she was helpless in a gale. Once,  crossing from New York, she was within  280 miles of Cape Clear, when a big  storm swept down un her. Paddle  wheels disabled, boats carried away, and  rudder-shaft broken,   she   fell  helpless  \ft"  00- 00- 00- 00>'  .00.00 .000 .  to  to  to  to  to  9\  to  to  to  NEW SPRING AND SUMMER DRY  GOODS |  9\  to  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  to  to  to  to  to  *  to  to  ftV36   BAKER   STREET  *<B^.'^.^.00-00���>00-00- -gf ���/__?������- _*:_*- _*������__'��� _S  'vr ��r^ 35^��v�� ,P^��r- *:3r-*��ri ;sr-*5r' ^*��r- **������*  to  '00-00  to  to  9\  to  to  to  to  NELSON,   B. C.3  ' 00' 00* ��� 00'   00 ' 0Of- 000  into the trough of the sea. The captain made all sail to get her under control, but the canvas was blown away  like so much cob-web. So, with her  crew of 400 people, 400 passengers, and  a valuable cargo besides, not to mention  a hull worth $500,000, she lay helplessly  disabled and in mortal danger. It was  in her, extremity that one of the passengers, an engineer, invented a piece  of machinery which would bring the  rudder under control. His plans were  adopted, the "Great Eastern" was saved,  and he received $15,000.        "  Senators Live Long  Senator Dickie celebrated his 90th  birthday, and the telegram announcing  the fact says "he is hale and hearty,"  and on that fact the veteran senator is  to be congratulated. One of these days  we wiiriiave senator Wark, the father  of the Dominion senate, celebrating the  hundredth aniversary of his birth, for  in February next this remarkable  statesman will have attained the 98th  year of his age. This is a country which  helps men to live to ripened age, the  record of the ages of the senators  proves. The two senators we have  named are products of the provinces  down by the sea, senator Dickie being a  resident of Nova Scotia, and senator  Wark, of New Brunswick. But.of the  six senators who are 80 and under 90,  three---senator Clemow, Gowan and  Vidal���are residents of this province;  and of the nineteen, senators who are  70 and under. 80, eleven represent divisions of Ontario, viz: Honorable Messrs.  Aikins, Mills, Bowell, Carling, Casgrain,  Dobson, A. T. Wood, McCallum, McLaren, O'Donohoe and Scott. The ex-  premier (senator Bowell) is 78, but as  spry as a cricket���^London  Advertiser.  Dover Ferry is Safe  LONDON, February 3.���After tossing  helplessly, in- the: English, channel for  65 hours, the Dover-Ostend passenger  steamer, Marie Henrietta, was towed  into Ostend this morning. The gale is  abating. In view of the severity of the  weather the number of casualties thus  far reported is comparatively small.  Jeffries Will Not Yield  NEW YORK, February 3.���Expectations of an immediate match between  Jeffries and Bob Fitzsimmons were  shattered today when Jeffries refused to  make a match on the terms accepted by  Fitzsimmons, and there the matter rests  for the present.  KOOTENAY ....  COFFEE CO.  ***************.*********  Coffee Boasters  0ealere ����� Tea and Coffee  ******���*********.******.***  We are offering at lowest prices the best  grades o Ceylon, India, China and Japan  Teas.  Our Best, Mocha and Java Coffee, per -  pound $   4G  Mocha and Java Blend, 3 pounds    1 00  Choice Blend Coffoe, i pounds    1 00  Special E'_ud Coffee. 6 pounds    1 00  ,Bo Blend Coffee, 6 pounds    1 00  Special Blend Coylon Tea, per pound      30  A TRIAL ORDER SOLICITED.  KOOTENAY COFFEE CO.  ' TelephoneL*I77.  P. O. Box 182.  WEST BAKER STREET, NELSON.  lansM. Manufaeturin  co_MiJP-A_isr-,5r  OFFICE: BAKER STREET WEST, NELSON, B.C.  TELEPHONE (40, 219,   P. 0. BOX 688.  PROVINCIAL BOARD OF HEALTH.  IN PRIZES  FIFTH ANNUAL  ROSSLAND  WINTER  CARNIVAL  THURSDAY,  FRIDAY,  AND SATURDAY  February 20 to 22  Regulations for dealing with the outbreak  of smallpox at the town of Fernie, East  Kootenay.  Approved by his honor the lieutenant-governor in council the 17th day of January, 1302.  HEALTH ACT.  On account of the outbreak of smallpox  in the town of Fernie it is hereby proclaimed:  1. That the town is in a state of quarantine until further notice!  2. That, no person shall be allowed to  "leave" thetown~on-iariy "Circuit tanceswhat--"  soever.  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 communmaie with any outsider.  5. Any hotel-keeper, lodging-house keep-  eror householder suspecting, knowing, or  having good reason to believe that any  person residing upon or frequenting his  premises is ill or suffering from a rash of  any description, shall at once notify the  medical health officer, giving the name and  occupation of, and other particulars necessary to properly identify, such person.  6. Any person having a rash on his body  shall notify the medical health ollicer on  the first appearance of same.  7. Under authority of the "Health Act,"  lt is hereby declared that all and every person not having a certilicate of recent successful vaccination dated within one year,  and further not being able to give proof  of same to the satisfaction of the medical  health officer, shall at once be vaccinated.  8. After a period of seven days from this  date any person refusing to present to any  public officer, who may demand it, proof of  vaccination, shall be liable to the prescribed penalties under the "Health Act."  Penalties under the "Health Act:"  Any person who violates any of the provisions of this proclamation is liable to a  flne of ?100 and to six (G) months' imprisonment.  Dated at Victoria this 10th day of January, A. D. 1902.  CHARLES  J.   FAGAN,  Secretary of Provincial Board of Health.  By command J. D. PRENTICE, .  Acting Provincial Secretary.  GARBLE, BUILDING STONE,  BRIGAND UIVjF. . . . . .  The Mansfield Manufacturing Company  have the above mentioned building materials  for sale at reasonable prices. Special quotations to builders and contractors for large  orders. i  ORDERS BY MAIL ATTENDED TO PROMPTLY  co_v_:_?.A.2sr-_r  OFFICE:    BAITER STREET WEST, ffEISON, B. C.  TELEPHONE NO. S18.   P. 0. BOX 688.  WHOLESALE DIEE0T0EY  ASSAYERS' SUPPLIES.  W. F. TEETZEL & CO.-CORNER Oi'*  Baker and Josephine Streets, Nelson,  wholesale dealers ln assavers' supplies.  Agents for Denver Fire Clay Company.   ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES.  KOOTENAY E.LECTRJ.C SUPPLY &  Construction Company���Wholesale dealers  In telephones, annunciators, bells, batteries, electric fixtures and appliances. Houston Block, Nelson.   FR3H .AND. SALT MEATS.  P. BURNS & CO., BAKER STRlildT,  Nelson, wholesale dealers ln rresh and  cured meats. Cold storage.  GROCRIES.    KOOTENAY SUPPLY COMPANY, LIM-  lted, Vernon Street, Nelson, wholesale  grocers.  JOHN CHOLDITCH & CO. ��� FRONT  Street, Nelson, wholesale grocers.  1902  Grand Hockey Tournament, (for the  senior and junior hockey championships  of the province,) Five Skating Races,  Six Snoeshoe Races, Ski Running aud  Jumping, Carnival Masquerade, Cutter  Races for Pacers or Trotters.  Single fare for round trip on all railways. Tickets on sale February 20th,  good to return until February 24th. For  programmes or any information, address H. W. C. JACKSON, Secretary  Carnival Committee, Rossland.  TAX NOTIOE.  Notico   is   hereby given,   in   accordance  ���with the statutes, that provincial revenue  tax,   and  all  assessed   taxes   and  incojne  tax, assessed and levied under the Assessment Act and amendments,  are now due  and  payable  for  the  year  11)02.  All   taxes  due and collectable for tho Nelson Assessment District are now due and payable at  my office, situate at the court house. Ward  street,   Nelson.    This  notice,   In   terms  of  law, Is equivalent to a personal demand by  mo upon all persons liable for taxes.  HARRY WRIGHT,  Assessor and Collector,  Nelson Postoffice.  Dated at Nelson, 13th January, 1902.  A. MACDONALD & CO.-CORNER OF  Front and Hall Streets, Nelson, wholesale  grocers and jobbers in blankets, gloves,  mitts, boots, rubbers, mackinaws, and miners' sundries.  J. Y. GRIFFIN & C���FRONT STREET,  Nelson, wholesale dealers in provisions,  cured meats, butter and eggs.  LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  TURNER, EEETON & CO.���CORN 1011  Vernon and Josephine Streets, Nelson,  wholesale dealers in liquors, cigars, and  dry goods. Agents for Pabst Brewing Company of Milwaukee and Calgary Brewing  Company of Calgary.  PROVINCIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE.  ��� His  Honour the Lieutenant-Governor in  Council has been pleased to make the following appointment:  BUSINESS DIRECTORY.   A^CTtlTECT^   A. C. EWART, ARCHITECT-ROOM .3,  Aberdeen Block, Baker Street, Nelson.  ~ DRAYAGR  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., FUKN1TURE  dcalers, undertakers, and embalmers. Day  'phone No. 292, night 'phone No. 207. Next  new postoffice building, Vernon Street,  Nelson.  NOTICES OF MEETINGS.  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, K. K.; A. W. Purdy, Com.; G. A.  Brown, P. C.  NF.LSON LODGE, NO. 23, A. F. &  a A. M., meets, second Wednesday in  \ each month. Sojourning brethren  A   invited.  NELSON AERIE, NO. 22, F. oT E.���  Meets second and fourth Wednesday ot  each month at Fraternity Hall. George  Bartlett, president; J. V. Morrison, secretary.  NELSON ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER Na  123, G. R. C.���Meets third Wednesday. Sojourning companions invited. George Johnstone, _.; Thomas J. Sims, S. E.  TRADES AND LABOR UNIONS.  ^MUXExvFljlW  Meets in Miners' Union Hall, northwest  corner of Baker and Stanley Streets, every  Saturday evening at 8 o'clock. Visiting  members welcome. J. R. McPherson, president; James Wilks, secretary. Union scale  of wages for Nelson district per shift: Machine men J3.50, hammersmen $3.25, muckers, carmen, shovelers, and other underground laborers $3.  JOURNEYMEN BARBERS' 1NTERNA-  tional Union of America, Local No. 19U,  Nelson, B. C. Meets every second and  fourth Monday in each month, at 8 o'clock  sharp. Visiting members invited. Eli Sutcliffe, president; E. DeMers, secretary.  LAUNDRY WORKERS' UNION ���  Meets at Miners' Union Hall on fourth  Monday in every month at 7:30 o'clock p.  m. B. Pape, president; A. W. McFec, sec-  re tary.  CARPENTERS' UNION "MEETS \VED-  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 ln each month at Miners'  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 ln each month at  8:30 p. m. sharp. A. B. Sloan, president; J.  P. Forrestell, secretary; H. M. Fortler, financial secretary.  PLASTERERS' UNION MEETS EVERY  Monday evening ln the Elliot Block, at 8  o'clock. J. D. Moyer, president; William  Vice, secretary.   P. O. Box 16L m��_ki'-<w^''CT"-_W,'g#i''*^^  THE -HELSOK TRIBUNE: WEDNESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 5, 1902  BANK OF MONTREAL  CAPITAL, all paid up-..$12.000.000.00  R*_3T    7.000.000.00  UNDIVIDED PROFITS       876 631.61  Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal ...Prosident  Hon. Goorgo A. Drummond Vice-President  B. S, Cloi'ston Gonoral Manager  NKI,SON BRANCH  Corner Baker and Kootonav Htroote.  A. D. BUCHANAN, Manager.  Branches In London (England) New Vokk,  OurOAQO, and all the principal oltios In Canada.  Bay and sell Sterling Exchange and Cable  Transfers. .,,_.,._  Grant) Commorelol and Travelers Credit-,  available in any part ef tho world.  Drafts Issued, Collootiona Mado, J-bo.  Saving's Bank Branch  CURRENT RATE OV INTEBKBT PAID.  TESTIMONY IS STARTLING  Whittaker Wright Examined  LONDON, January 15.���Not since the sensational failure of Truest Terah Hooley  some years ago has any case aroused such  widespread Interest in tho llnanclal ami  commercial world as the examination of  Whitaker Wright in connection with tho  affairs of the London & Ulobo and British  America Corporations. At an early hour  on both Monday and Tuesday mornings a  large crowd besieged the bankruptcy court  and throughout the proceedings on both  days the court was tilled to overllowlng.  During the whole of Monday and Tuesday  Whitaker AVright was In the witness box  and, owing to the fatigue which he felt on  account of his recent illness, it wa.s agreed  that his' further examination should be  postponed until Monday next.  Registrar Hood presided, while Mr. G. S.  Barnes, the senior oilicial registrar, conducted the examination of Whitaker  AVright, the proceedings being watched by  a large array of counsel, eminent in commercial cases, or on behalf of shareholders,  creditors and other Interested parties.  After a few preliminaries had been settled on Monday Mr. Barnes announced that  he would at once call Whitaker Wright,  and the groat financier stepped into the  witness box. Tall and stout, quietly, yet  well dressed, Whitaker Wright looks the  very embodiment of a city magnate.  As soon as Whitaker Wright had been  sworn, Mr. Barnes at once began his examination. After eliciting that Mr. Wright  was managing director of the London ��V-  Globe, British America and Standard l_x-  ploration Corporations and that all three  concerns were in the same ollice. witness  was led up to the formation of the London  & Globe Kinance Corporation. Witness explained that it was a continuation and amalgamation of two other companies, each  of whiehhad a capital of ��200,000. The purchase price payable by tho London & Globe  was ��1,600,000, the capital being ��2,000,000.  AVitness stated that there was no reason  for the increase of capital; he had opposed  tho increase but had submitted to the wish  of the shareholders. AVhen questioned regarding payments for the introduction of  directors, witness, declared with emphasis  that he had never paid anything for introductions, nor had he ever given qualifying  shares to directors.  The promotion of tho British America  Corporation was- then dealt with, witness  stating that the profit to the Globe was  about ��350,000. Hon. C. H. Mackintosh was  the vendor to the Globe, the consideration  being .1*100,000. That sum was not mentioned in the British America prospectus,  witness laying the omission on the shoulders of the corporation's solicitor, who, he  naively remarked, should bo responsible  for the technical part of the prospectus  considering the heavy fees they drew.  Continuing his criticism of the British  America prospectus, Mr. Barnes contended  that it should have stated that only "options" were to be purchased, to which the  witness replied that the ordinary investor  knew thoroughly what he was purchasing,  and that had all mentioned in the prospectus been property, the capital would  have run' to many millions. Witness contended that the solicitors were responsible  for tho phraseology and mentioned that  neither tho option on the Alaska Commercial Company nor the first on the Le Roi  was exercised. Regarding the financial condition of the Globe, witness admitted that  at times it was short of capital and had  borrowed large sums from the British America Corporation, while in the next breath  he declared that tho British America had  always been a mill stone around the Globe's  neck, as they had never had anything but  litigations and trouble out of it, and could  not get any of their money back. AVitness  explained that the Globe had always bought  shares in its promotions when they were  weak, and sold when they were strong,  that being, in witness' opinion, sound business and the habit of the exploration com-  ^panies._The-companies--jointl>-prornoted=Dy^  the Globe and British America were the Le  Roi, ISast and West Le* Roi and Columbia-  Kootenay, for which comparatively large  sums had been paid, and upon the promotion of which the parent companies made a  profit of ��450,000. -  The balance sheets of the Globe then  came In for criticism bv Mr. Barnes, who  contended that just before their issue the  indebtedness to the British America was  wined out bv the transfer of certain shares,  which were afterwards immediately ro-  tiansforred. On this point witness appeared  rather liazv and declared that if such  shares appeared to the credit of the British America thev had heen bought to make  a profit. AVitness was also unable to make  clear the reason for certain loans he had  mado to the Globe previous to the issue of  a balance sheet, and which were also immediately after its issue repaid.  The British America balance sheets were  not criticised, witness being unable to remember many details, which led the receiver to remark that the same policy ot  "window dressing" appeared to have been  pursued bv this company previous to the  issuance of its balance sheets.  The dotation of the Le Roi No. 2 wa.s  then dealt with, this concern having a capital of .-fiOO.OOO, the public subscriptions  amounting to about ��250,000. Some laughter  was caused by witness' explanation of the  famous "corner' in No. 2's Following Us  usual course the Globe bought heavily and  actually contracted for about 2o,000 more  than existed in the hands oC the public.  This action was not deliberate with the  intention of making a corner, and no one  was more surprised than witness himself.  AVitness stated that one day the Globe accountant informed him that No. 2 shares  were being offered in thousands and that  he was frightened about a collapse, and  asked for instructions. Witness toWh-m to  buv up all that was offered. What.happened?" asked the oilicial receiver. AVhit-  taker Wright: "What happened presently  was that the price advanced." (Laughter.)  On this speculation the Globe made about  ��125,000 profit, while witness himsc sol  MOO shares at a profit ol ��50.000. l-I * n.ui  onnllPd for that number of shares, thinking that" he might get n small proportion,  but instead of that he received them .ill.  He paid .-25.000 for them, and when the  market advanced he sold them fpr ��(5,000,  a pro it of ��10 per share. But. witness con-  Being asked to explain a statement made  it n meeting of the "British America Cor-  nointion tlat he had no hesitation that  SrTth n "wen y-rour hours ho could form a  syndicate  to take over the securities hold  Mr Barnes then turned to tho huge speculations of the Globe, which proved its undoing. Wiincss stated that tho result was  "irnnlv disastrous, as thoy had paid out no  ie"s than ��1.000,000. At Iho time tho gigantic speculation was started the Lake View  was  paying  ��i  per share  per annum  in  THE CANADIAN  BANK OF COMMERCE  WITH WHICH IB AMALGAMATED  THE BANK OF  BRITISH COLUMBIA.  HEAD OFFICE: TORONTO.  Paid-up Capital,       -     -     -     ||0����*������  Reserve Fund.       - *t^,ouu,uuw  AGCRECATE RESOURCES OVER $65,000,000;  Hon. Geo. A. Cox,  President.  B. E. Walker,  General Manager  London Offlce, 60 Lombard Street, El. O.  New York  Office, 18   Exchange   Place.  and 68 Branches in Canada and the  United States.  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT:  Interest allowed on deposits. Present rate  three per cent.  GRANGE V. HOLT,  Manager Nelson Braooh.  dividends, or ��1,000,000 in all. The Globe  thought it would bo advantageous to secure  contrul and thereby assure themselves of  ��500,000 per annum, engineers were engaged  ai a high ilgure to examine the mine, one  ninn receiving ��10,000. The reports were  favorable, so all available shares were purchased, immediately after the rate of production dropped from S0.00O to 10,000 ounces  per nionih, and the shares fell from 20,  the purchase price, to 12 or 13, and bad war  news caused a further decline. This broke  the market and they hud to lind ��1,000,000,  -witness personally putting up ��300,000 or  ��100,000. ��� Some further merriment was  caused bv witness' unintentional purchase  of .1*60,000 worth of Standard shares. His  stock broker told him the market was weak  and witness told him to buy all shares on  offer. That evening the Globe accountant  told him they had had a "royal day" in  Standards, and had sold 50,000 shares.-The  next day witness found that he himself had  been the purchaser.  Air. Barnes then took the witness back  to the balance sheets, requesting specially  an explanation for the surrender by the  Globe of 250 000 British America shares out  of the 500,000 assigned to the Globe on the  Dritish America notation. Witness said  that he Kail* opposed the surrender, but had  complied eventually, as the majority of the  directors favored such a course. Mr.  Wright, was questioned at considerable  length on this point, and admitted that the  corporation's solicitors advised that the  surrender was not legal. Nevertheless the  surrender was carried out.  Witness was asked in detail for particulars of various speculations, Mr. Barnes  endeavoring to show that some of the as-,  sets had llgured in the balance sheet twice  and also that the same assets did duty in  both the Globe and British America statements. These transactions were of great  magnitude, deals Involving ��200,000 or ��300,-  000, being referred to by witness as small  matter*.  Renewed interest was shown when- Mr.  Barnes said that he would pass to the question of shares issued to directors in order  to qualify. This action witness defended by  staling that directors could not get to buy  shares in auxiliary companies at their promotion. Tho shares were given for services  rendered, but could not be sold, the said  directors acted as trustees. Lord Dim-  moro's <<ase was referred to and witness  explained Ihat he went to New Caledonia  on behalf of the Globe in a sort of diplomatic capacity to arrange matters with the  French government. For these services he  received a-'certain amount of cash and the  shares. ���. '  Probably the most important part of the  whole of the examination was next investigated, namely, the subject of "Press  calls," nnd on this point witness wns examined at great length on both Monday  and Tuesday. At the outset witness stoutly  denied that ho had been in the habit of  paying largo sums to the press, and also  declared that since 1S9S he had never signed  a single press call. Since that date a reporter or pressman had never been admitted  into his rooms, and he had not paid a single  penny to the press at the time of tho various 'notations. AVitness admitted that he  had given advico to people to buy and sell  shares of the various companies. A contract note was put In showing that on November 2lith, 1901, a number of shares were  sold bv he Globe at 5'/s. and on the following dav repurchased at 5%. making a loss  to the corporation of ��SU75. Witness declared that he knew nothing of the matter  and had never seen the contract note. AVitness reiterated his previous declaration  that he had had no dealings with.the press,  but added the important omission that he  had told the chief accountant that he  might do as he liked in the matter of the  press.  The proceedings were then adjourned until yesterday.  On Tuesday Mr. Barnes resumed his  questioning in regard to "press calls," and  witness made some important admissions  on the subject, but threw the onus on tho  chief accountant. He explained that It Is  well known that the press would not render any assistance to a company or publish  its quotations unless it receives some consideration. AVhen the Globe decided to do  away with press calls it always set aside  certain shares for "market purposes."  These were dealt with by th^Globel.sOjrokt-  -res=uhder-lhsfructions_fr6m the chief accountant. The contract note referred to  witness declared to be an honest purchase  and sale, and opposed Mr. BaVnes' contention that it caused a heavy loss to the  Globe.  Witness then gave the names of some of  those who benefitted by the deal. They  were connected with the "Financial News,"  ���'.Financial Times," "Citizen" and some  Australian papers. Questioned whether  "Truth" did not get a share, the witness  stated that the owner of "The Citizen" was  one of tho editors of "Truth," nnd they  got it that way. (Laughter.) Witness once  more asserted that ho had nothing to do  with the matter; tho whole business, was  arranged by tho chief accountant. The examination on this matter was continued at  great legnth, many other names and papers  being mentioned, including the "Dully  Mail" and the "Empire," the representative of the latter being described by witness as such a "very active journalist that  ho would give us no peace until hu got h'.s  share." (Loud laughter.)  The examination regarding press calls occupied the remainder of Tuesday's session,  and, as already mentioned, the proceedings  wore then adjourned until Monday next.  As might have only been expected several  of the newspapers referred to in the examination as having received a share in various transactions have published denials,  in most cases the announcements state that  the persons referred to are no longer connected with the journals, or else that tho  "transactions of course were without the  knowledge or sanction of the management!"  PERIAL BANK  OF   0-A--_T--_.I->--_-  Capital (paid up)  Rest  $2,600,000   S 1,850,000  HEAD  OFFICE. TORONTO, ONTARIO.  Branches in Northwest Territories, Provinces of  British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec,  H. S. HOWLAND Pre-ddenl).  D. R. WILKIE General Manap-er.  E. HAY Inspeotor.  BOER SPY'S TRAGIC END  ' Incident of Roodekraal Drift  We Avere lounging under the verandah  of an hotel in Bloemfontein smoking  and yarning when I first noticed the  scar on Watson's cheek. "Narrow shave,  that," I said, pointing with my pipe to  the scar.  "Yes, too close to be pleasant," replied Watson. "There's a bit of a story  attached to it, if you care to listen. It  will at least pass the time away until  it gets cool enough for a walk."  "Fire away," I answered, for Watson's  yarns are generally worth listening to.  Watson moved his chair closer in the  shade, lit his pipe, after a few preliminary AVhiffs, proceeded to relate the  folloAvins story:  "It occurred," he said, "the morning  after the fight at Roondekaral Drift. 1  was intelligence officer to Methuen's column at the time. The fight, was a pretty  sharp affair while it lasted. The Boers  were entirely surprised and left the  major portion of their convoy in our  NELSON  BRANCH,  BURNS BLOCK.  A general banking business transacted.  Savings Department,���Deposits received and  interest, allowed.  Drafts sold, available in all part of Canada,  United States and JCurope.  Special attention given to coll       ns.  J. M. LAY, Manager.  hands, together Avith a number of dead  and wounded left on the field. Unfortunately our horses were completely exhausted, otherwise very feAV of the commandoes would have succeeded in getting away. However, we accounted for  the majority of these pretty soon after-  Avards. We bivouacked on the ground  of the fight, and the next morning I  saddled up early intending to have a  look around to see if I could pick up any  stray information. I interviewed some  of the Avounded, but, as you know, the  Boer is not a very voluDle talker at any  time, and 1 soon found that it was as  hopeless a task to gam information  from them as to get a civil answer from  a newly appointed staff oflicer. I gal-*  loped over the ground, and spied a small  eminence Avhich commanded a. good  vieAV of the surrounding country. I  had just reached the top, and was adjusting, my glasses, when flip-flop, came  the report of a Mauser; and simultaneously the glasses were knocked from  my hand, and I felt a stinging sensation  in my cheek as I dropped to the ground.  Sheltering my head against a convenient boulder I peered round the side, and  looked in the direction from which I  judged the shot had been fired.* A  scarcely perceptible haze of smoke hung  in the air, proclaiming the hiding, place  of the marksman. I covered this spot  with my carbine, after noiselessly releasing the 'cut-off and shoving the  bolt home. Presently I perceived a  slouch hat and a part of a jacket, which  I allOAved to develop into a face and upper part, of a man, then I fired, and had  the satisfaction of seeing him tumble  face downward on the ground. I walk-'  ed over ��� to. where he lay, first inserting  a fresh cartridge, for experience has  taught me never to count a Boer dead  till I have seen him buried. He was  stone dead, however, when I reached  him; my bullet had struck him right  over the heart. Presumably he had  mistaken my sudden drop to earth, and  must have been convinced that his shot  had gone home. If so, it was a fatal  mistake for him. I turned him over  and it was then that I discovered the  reason of his close proximity to our  camp. He had been, wounded in the  fight of the previous day, a mass of  clotted blood was visible over the ankle  of his veldt shoes. Doubtless he had intended to crawl' to my horse, after accounting for me, and make his escape in  this manner. During my examination  I observed a bundle of papers sticking  out from the inside pocket of his jacket,  and these I appropriated, intending to peruse the contents on my arrival  in camp. I rode back and reported the  occurrence to the general, and subsequently Ave went through the papers together. Prom them we gathered that  the dead man had been playing a double role. While ostensibly a guide in  the British army, under the intelligence  department, he was, in reality, a Boer  spy. We gathered also that the commando were actually on their way to  attack.a small British post nearby,  Avhen we providentially came up with  them. Notwithstanding their diminishing numbers, they endeavored to carry  out this programme. Fortunately we  Avei*e-_able_-to-Avarn=4he-gamson=^by��� a-  heliograph message. Reinforcement  were sent for, and the Boers for once  found the tables turned completely upon  them. As I intimated previously, very  few of the tAVo commandoes escaped  this time, as the commandant of the  garrison was enabled by our timely  warning to lay a counter tray for the  Boers. Had it not been for my. fortunate discovery, the attack would in all  probability have succeeded, as the place  was insufficiently garrisoned, and moreover, tlie Boers, thanks to the traitorous guide, were furnished Avith a capital  sketch of the Avhole position.  Some weeks after this I was engaged  in watching the movement of certain  commandoes, Avith a view of ascertaining the reason of a rumored concentration. I had been directed to take up  (luui'tcrs at a small farm, near our lines,  occupied by the wife of one of our own  corps. I went over early in the day,  and aviis met at the door by a remarkably pretty woman, little more than a  girl, Avho seemed stahgely out of place  in this desolate country. I was proceeding to state the reason of my visit  in Dutch,. Avhen she burst out Avith a  merry, ringing laugh, "I am English,"  ,<l_{> said, "ii3 you are, if I am not  greatly mistaken." I'assented and apologized for my dulleuss in not perceiving  that she was from the old country. Although I had already breakfasted, I  could not resist a proffered cup of coffee  from such a charming source. During  our conversation, the tenor of Avhich  Avas naturally turned to the Avar in general, she asked me if I had ever met  her husband. "I couldn't say," I answered, "as I have not the pleasure of  knowing your name." "Of course, not,"  she replied, "but wait, 1 have a photograph of him." She returned in a moment Avith a photograph, and as she  handed it to me she remarked, "I am  Mrs. Mayo," then she stopped suddenly,  "but I see you have not met him." I  stammered out something about the  face being familiar, for in the photograph I saw a counterpart of the man I  had killed on the morning after the  fight at the drift.  Watson paused for a moment, and  then Avent on, "I could not bring myself to tell her that the man she called  'husband' would never return to her  again. Nor did she ever know his true  character. He was reported in the casualty list as 'killed in action, Roode-  kraal drift, intelligence scout."  ��� ^^Sm\ _^M^^^E _^^^^^k   _^^fl^^�� __t^_m\ _^fl^^S _^^I^Bfe ^^^H^fe ^^IB^fc 4^^^^Bt j^m^m^mm^ 0m^Bmmm^ 0^mMmm^ ^^fl^^^^ 0*^^Bb *^^mmm%^ ^^^mmmW ^m^&utfmT *4fl^hV ^flB^^^ f^^^ktf^ ^^^^^^^ ^^^^^B^ ^^^^hP' *^IB^V ^^^^hl^ ^m^m^mm^ ^^m^mmm^ ^^^kft^ ^^1^^^^ ^mmmmmw* 4^M^^V ^B^mmm0 ^^^^^^^ 4i^few '  m���  to  9\  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  ���******************************************************************^  1890-E1STABI-ISHBD IN NBLSON-1902  ���#  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  $ charge this month.   As I employ the best watchmakers and jewelers, all our work $  j|j is guaranteed.   Both mail and express orders shall have our prompt attention. j*  I Jacob Dover,  "The Jeweler." j  %******.***.******.************.************.******.***.***************.***^  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.   Engraving  Hi  Hi  Hi.  I  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi.  free of Hi  Hi  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  m  A STBAIGHTFOEWABD PLATP0BM.  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.  VIGTOR  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 Lurn,ber Always in  StocK-  We carry a complete stock of  Coast Flooring, Ceiling, Inside ��in-  ishrTurned-WdrkrSa-h'ahia^Ddbr-.  Special order work will receive  prompt attention.  Porto Rico Lumber Co.Ltd.  CORNER OF     _   nmwm  HBNDKYX AND VERNON 8TREIKT8  Separate sealed tenders, addressed to the  undersigned will be received at this office  until Tuesday, February 25th, inclusively,  for the construction of the armories at the  following places:  1st. Revelstoke, B. C.  2nd. Kamloops, B. C.  3rd. Kaslo, "tf. C.  4th. Nelson, B. C.  Plans and specifications can be seen and  forms qf tenders obtained for Revelstoke  and ICaslo on application to the postmasters at those places; at Nelson at the office  of Mr. J. A. Macdonald, architect, Nelson;  for Kamloops at the office of Mr. A.  Thompson, clerk of works, Kamloops; and  for all the 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 slenatures.  Bach 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 fall to complete the  work contracted for. If the tender be not  accepted the check will be returned.  The department does not bind Itself to accent the lowest or any tender. By order,  PBED GETJNAS, Secretary.  Department of Public Works.  Ottawa, January 25th, 1902.  Newspapers inserting this advertisement  ���without authority from the department will  not be i-aid for It.  PROVINCIAL,    SECRETARY'S    OFFICE.  Ills honor tho lieutenant governor in  council has been pleased to make the fol-  ing appointments:  b    '1 27th January, 1902.  Christopher Morrison, alderman, and  Frederick Starkey, of tho city of Nelson,  esriulres, to be members of tho hoard of  licensing commissioners for the said city.  John A. Irving, alderman, and Alfred J.  Marks, of the city of Nelson, esquires, to  be members of the board of commissioners  of police for the said city.  ^MrtL4iK /ru.  tiAtfa  -faM_% itiM^jfi/W^  ��/  CLASSIFIED ADS.  ARTICLES FOR SALE.  ^~ss^YSG~yu^Kmx^S~o��~13^ kinds  for sale or rent at the Old Curiosity Shop.  TO I-.KT.���FOUR ROOM COTTAGE! ON  Park street, opposite hospital. Rent, including water, $12 per month. Apply B. Kilby,  next door to Rossland Hotel, Vernon street.  LODGERS.  FOR ROuiu AND TABLE BOARD. AP-  ply third house west of Ward on Victoria  street.  COMFORTABLY FURNISHED ROOMS  to rent on Silica street, between Ward and  Kootenay streets. Apply L. Peters.  EMPLOYMENT AGENCY.  CANADIAN EMPLOYMENT AGENCY-  WANTED help of all kinds; men for railroad construction. Large warehouse for  storage. Prosser's Second - Hand Store,  Ward street, Nelson.  SEWING MACHINES FOR SALE.  SEWING MACHINES FOR SALE OR  rent. Sold on Installments. Old machines  taken In exchange. Repairs kept for all  makes of machines. Singer Manufacturing  Company, Baker Street, Nelson.  FOR SALE.  ~forsa1-e^a"_^  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 Hutchoson, 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  sorve in the Legislative Assemly of our  Province  of  British  Columbia,   at Our  __--City-of -Victoria,���-Greetingr-"-"^"-"^  A PROCLAMATION.  D. M. Eberts, Attorney General.  Whereas we are desirous and resolved as  soon as may be, to meet Our people of Our  Province of British Columbia, and to have  their advice In Our Legislature:  Now, Know Ye, that for divers causes  and considerations, and taking into consideration tho ease and convenience of our  loving subjects, We have thought fit, by  and with the advice of Our Executive  Council, to hereby convoke, and by these  presents onjoln you, and each of you, that  on Thursday the twentieth day of February, one thousand nine hundred and two,  you meet Us In Our said Legislature or  Parliament of Our said Province, at Our  City of Victoria, FOR THE DISPATCH OF  BUSINESS, to treat, do, act and conclude  upon those things which in Our Legislature of the Province of British Columbia,  by the Common Council of Our said Province may, by the favor of God, be ordained.  In testimony whereof, we havo caused  these Our Letters to be made Patent and  the Great Seal of Our said Province to be  hereunto affixed: ,  _  Witness, the Honourable Sir Henri Gustavo Joly do Lotblnlere, K.C.M.G., Lieutenant Governor of Our said Province of  British Columbia, at Our Government  House, in Our City of Victoria, In Our  said Province, this 9th day of January, in  the year of Our Lord one thousand nine  hundred and two, and in tho first year of  Our Reign.  By Command. _  * J. D. PRENTICE,  Acting Provincial Secretary.  PROVINCIAL    SECRETARY'S    OFFICE.  His  Honour  the  Lieutenant-governor  In  Council has been pleased to mako the following appointments: wn/^  Sth January, 1902.  William Edwin Newcombo, of Trout  Lake, Esquire, M.D., CM., to bo resident  physician at the said place.  John M.  Holland,  of  the City of Grand  Forks, Esquiro,  to be  a  notary  public In  and for tho provinco of British Columbia.  9th January, 1902.  Frederick Fraser, of the City of Revel-  sLoke, Esquire, to be���  Stipendiary magistrate,  Government Agent,  Assistant Commissioner of Lands and  Works  Collector i'C "  venue Tax,  District J.iyi-trar of Births, Deaths and  Marriages, and Registrar under tho "Marriage Act," for tho Revelstoke Division of  West Kootenay,  Gold Commissioner for tho Revelstoke,  Ulecillowaet, Lardeau and Trout Lako  Mining Divisions,  Clerk of the Peaco for the County of  Kootenay,  District Registrar of tho Rcvelstoko registry of the Supreme Court, and  Collector of Votes for the Revelstoke riding of tho West Kootenay District, vlco  Mr. W. J. Goepel.  P. Burns & Go.  Head Offiob at  NELSON, B. C.  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers in Meats  Markets at  Nelson,   Rossland,   Trail,  Kaslo, Ymir,  Sandon,  Silverton, New  Denver, Revelstoke, Ferguson Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade Oiby, Mid  way, and Vancouver.  West Kootenay Butcher Co.  ALL mNDS OF '. ' > *  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  K W. 0 BLOCK  WARD STREET  E. C. TRAVES, Manager  TREMONT HOUSE  6821 TO 33UBAKER STREET. KELSON  r\MEnMCAJJ AND EUROPEAN  PLANS  MEALS 25 GENTS  Rooms Lighted by Electricity and Heated oy Steam 25 Cents to $1  IMPEBIAL BBBWIM COMPANY  EMERSON & REISTERER.  BREWERS OF THE BEST  LAGER BEER  STEAM^BEER  AND PORTER  When you want the Best, ask for  IMPERIAL BEER.  SLOGAN JUNCTION HOTEL  J. H. McMANUS, Ha_-����r.  Bar stocked wltb beat branda of wlnea,  llquora, _a�� oleara. Beer on draught, fcarsa  oomfortabla raoxoa. Flrat claaa tabl* boar*.  CHEAP FUEL.  Reduction In price of coke: Per Ton.  Coko at gas works   ..$6.50  Coko delivered   7.50  Cash must accompany all orders, or $1  extra will bo charscd.  NELSON COKE & GAS COMPANY, Ltd.  DRUG STORE EAHLY CLOSING  ON AND APTEE JANUABY 1st.  The publio Is notified that on and after  January 1st our places of business will  closo at 9 o'clock every night except Saturday and tho day preceding a publio holiday.  Sunday hours 10 to 12 a. m., 2:30 to 4:30  p. m., 6:30 to 8:30 p. m.  CANADA ROOK & DRUG CO., Ltd.,  \V. F. TEETZEL & CO.,  J. H. VANSTONE.  OK  COURSE    VOO    WANT    THE  TIIKN  OO TO  BUST'  ARTHUR    GEE  In Troraont Block.   Ho will aurr too.  Largo stock of imported season's goods.  *.*************���******���*****'  KEWLING & CO,  AUCTIONEERS, VALUERS, ET0.  KooU-nny Street, noxt door to Oddfellows'Hall  P. O. Vox 1533 NELSON. B.C.  QUEEN'S HOTEL  EUKSR   BTR-aiT.   NUBSON.  Lighted by Electricity and Heated with Hot Air.  I-u-ca oomfortabla baCrooma aad flrst*  claaa dining room. Sample rooms for oom-i  mordal mam. J=^===^i___ ___-__=  RATES 82 PER DAY  =r  N|rs. E. C. Clarke, Prop.  E*ta of tha Royal Hotal, Calsary  jqadden House ESSIES^  - Tha only hotal In Nalaon that,, ban r��.  malned under on* management'-lnca 18W.  . Tha bed-rooms are well furnished ;and  lighted by eleotrlou>.  The bar Is always stocxed by tha best  domestic and Imported liq.uora and clfa^a,  THOMAS MADDEN, Prolprtatoir.'  HOTEL  EOSSLATO,  Third door from Grand Central Hotel  on Vernon street. Best' dollar a' day  house ln town. House and furniture new  and first class In every respect. Llglited  by gas. Room and board ?6 to ?�� per  week. No Chinese employed hers.  J. V. O'LAUGHLIN, Proprietor.  Bartlett    House  Formerly Clarke Hotel.  The Best $1 per Day House ln Kelson.  None bni white help employed.  The bar the  best.    G. W. BARTLETT, Proprietor  R. REISTERER & CO.  BBEWBBB AND BOTXLKBS 0��  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  Prompt and retrular delivery to the trad*  BBXWBR7  AT  NJDBBOK  OYSTER COCKTAILS  AT  THH  Mi-STHATTAN.  OYSTER COCKTAILS  AT THH MANHATTAN.  The   Manhattan  JOSEPHINE STRKKT  ALL THE BE8T BRANDS  LIQUORS AND CIQARS. THE NELSON TRIBUNE, WEDNESDAY  MOBN1NG   FEBRUARY 5, 1902  I' *  Ii:*-  If'  I  I'll  Ii-*]'  I' -i1  I  It  III!  ��  tf  -tf  tf  tf  tf  tf  tf  tf  *.**. *** *********  THERE ARE A FEW LINES SUITABLE FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS WHICH  WE ArE QFFERINC AT VERY LOW PRICES.  English, French and  American  Perfumes.  Hand Mirrors  Ladies' Traveling Oases  Ladies' Dressing Oases  Gents' Traveling Oases  Ladies' Purses and Card  Oases.  Gents' Purses and Wallets  Chatelaine Bags  Perfume Atomizers  Hair Brushes of all kinds  ft  I W.'F. TEETZEL & CO.  tf  % *** ���*** *** ************ *** ���***************************#*  Lawrence Hardware Co.  IMPOBTERS AND DEALEES IN  Shelf and Heavy Hardware  AGENTS  POE���Orescent,  Canton, and Jessop's Steel, Bennett's Gutta Percha  PuBe, Jenckes' Ore Oars  Hamilton Powdei Company's Blasting Powder       __   _ _     _  and Dynamite NpUjOTI       K   Ij  Bailroad, Mill, Mining and Builders' Supplies        -.lOlOUlli    U* V.  TELEPHONE 39;  P. O. BOX 627  Nelson Saw & Planing Mills  IjIMITBD.  CHARLES HILLYER, President.  HARRY HOUSTON, Secretary.  Have j _st received 3.000,0 feet of logs from Idaho, and we are prepared to cut the largest hiU  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  OFFICK AND YARDS** CORNER HALL AND FRONT f"*TRKKT8.  FURNITUR  AT LOW PRICES  THE STOCK OF  J. G. BUNYAN & CO  WILL BE SOLD AT REDUCED PRICES  FOR CASH ONLY  J. A. KIRKPATRICK  MORTGAGEE^  Legitimate Slaughter Sale  Furniture, Carpets, Linoleums, Fine Pictures, Blankets, Etc.  In addition to our already high-grade and low-marked goods,  ���we will offer for ��o days only io per cent off for cash. Our  terms are on the installment plan, one-third cash, balance in  three payments. Our customers are warned to take advantage of this great reduction sale. Come any time of the  day.    Can always duplicate any article.  D. Mc Arthur * Co.  FURNITURE DEALERS  _<H;,  CITY AND DISTRICT.  T J Sims .accompanied by his wife and  mother, left last evening for Toronto.  A meeting of the board of works will be  ' held, tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock.  Rev H. S. Akehurst, rector of Kamloops,  and late of this city, arrived here on Monday evening on the delayed Coast train.  A certificate of work was granted yesterday at the mining recorder's office to Godfrey Birtseh on the Ore Hill and Sunshine  mining claims.  Robert Montieth. one of the vagrants  -who was up before magistrate Crease on  Mondav morning, did not make good the  Opportunity given him of getting out of  town and was brought before the police  court yesterday morning charged with begging, and was committed for two months.  A subscription list to the Father Pat  memorial fund has been received from  Rossland by the Rev. F. H. Graham and  is at present open at the office of the Phair  "hotel. Subscriptions are limited to $1, and  the form of the memorial will depend on  tho number of subscriptions received.  At a meeting of tho members of St. Saviour choir on Monday evening last, a choir  guild was formed, which will meet monthly  for the study and discussion of music. Tho  Inatter of inaguarating* a surpliced choir  was also discussed, with the result that it  was resolved in the affirmative. It is proposed to use tho old school room for guild  purposes and arrangements have been  made to make a passage from the one  building to the other. The officers elected  were Rev. F. H. Graham, president; Mrs.  Goepel, vice-president; C. J. Crickmay, secretary; W. Smith, treasurer; R. M. Macdonald, choirmaster.  J. H. Fox, one of the curlers who has  been selected to represent the Nelson curlers at the "Winnipeg bonspiel, had the misfortune to fall on the ice during a curling  game on Monday evening, severely Injuring his leg and was not able to resume his  duties at the C. P. R. offices yesterday, it  is expected that he will be well enough by  Saturday to accompany the rest of the  curlers.  Tho carnival at the rink last night was a  great success both in the attendance and  the variety of costumes. The favorite representations were the Indian and tramp.  Many historical and literary characters  were represented. The sudden thaw seriously mitigated against the enjoyment of  the skaters, as the Ice was very heavy. The  winner of {he gentleman's prize was Dale  Ewart, who In an excellent get-up and  equally good disguise, represented Shakespeare's Richard Hi. The winner, of the  lady's prize for the best costume, wa.s Miss  Dietrich, who represented a bonnie Scotch  Lassie. The prize for the boy's best comic  dress was won by Taffy Cummins, who  made an excellent representation of Santa  Claus.   The   prize  lor   the  most   original  RAILWAY TIME TABLE  CANADIAN PACIFIC SYSTEM  LEAVE  7:15 a. ni.  DaUy.  CROW'S NEST RAILWAY  Kuskonook, Creston, Movie,  Cranbrook, Marysville, _ort  Steele, Elko, Fernie, Michel,  Blairmore, Frank, Macleod,  Lethbridee, Winnipeg, and  all Eastern points.   ARMVE  (!:15 p. ni.  Daily..  LEAVE  6:10 p. m,  Daily  6:40 p. m.  Daily  8 a. ni.  8 a. in.  COLUMBIA & KOOTENAY  RAILWAY  Robson, Nakusp, Arrowhead,  Rovelstoke, n nd all points east  and west on L'.l'.R. main line.  Robson, Ti-il and Rossland.  Robson, Cascade, Grand  Forks, Phoenix, Greenwood  and Midway.  (Daily except Sunday)  Robson, Trail and Rossland.  (Daily excopt Sunday)  ARitrv_  10:10 p.m.  Daily  10:10 p.m.  Daily  10:10 p.m.  11:35 a.m.  LEAVE  10 a. m.  SLOCAN RIVER RAILW'Y  Slocan City, Silverton, Now  Denver. Three Forks, Sandon  (Daily except Sunday)  LEAVE  i p. m.  i p. ra.  KOOTENAY  LAKE  STEAMBOATS  Balfour, PilotBay, Ainsworth  Kaslo and all Way Landings.  (Daily oxcept Sunday)  Lardo and all points on the  Lardo & Trout Lake Branch.  (Tuesdays, Thursdays and   Saturdays.)   ARRIVE  3:10 p.m.  10:10  a. m.  11 a.m  GEEAT NORTHERN SYSTEM.  LEAVE  Depot  9:40 a.m  Mount'in  10:30 a.m/  Daily.  LEAVE  Kaslo  7 a.m.  Nolson  6:00 p. m.  Daily  NELSON &  FORT  SHEP-  PARD  RAILWAY  Ymir, Salmo, Erie, Waneta,    Depot.  SNorthport, Rossland, Colvillo 0:45 p.m.  i and Spokane. fylountfi_  '{���Making through conneottoQS 5:59 -a. n_  at Spokane to the south,        Dally  east and west.  KOOTENAY LAKE  STEAMBOATS  Balfour, PilotBay, Ainsworth  Kaslo and all Way Landings.  ARRIVE  Kaalo  9:?0 p. m.  Nelson  10:30 a.m.  Daily  lady's costume was won by Miss Ida Harvey, who represented the character of a  Butterfly, and the girl's prize was won by  Hazel Gore. The prize for the best lady  skater was awarded to Mrs. Robertson.  B. C. Riblet of Spokane arrived in the  city yesterday.  Thomas Flotchkin of Northport, the  Great Northern roadmaster between Nelson and Northport, arrived in the city last  evening.  A fire alarm was rung in from the Macdonald warehouse yesterday afternoon at  the mayor's request. The driver of the bri-  dage was exercising the team on Baker  street at the time. Ah. space of four minutes  elapsed from the phoning of the alarm until the brigade arrived at the scene.  J. C. Cox, Great Northern agent at Brie,  arrived, in the city last evening. Ho reports  mining operations in the district as particularly active. The Arlington mine is  shipping more ore than ever before. The  Second Relief mine has been closed down  for some time owing to .the flume having  frozen up. It is expected that it will renew  operations as soon as the weather permits.  H. R. Stovel, assayer at the Arlington  mine, near Erie, arrived in Nelson yesterday. He reports everything as running well  at the mine. The thermometer dropped to  16 degrees below zero, but there was no  freeze-up with the flume and the mill has  been running steadily. The mine continues  to look remarkably well and is keeping up  its shipments of two cars of high grade ore  and concentrates daily.  A man of the name of Boeley, better  known as "Red," was taken in charge by  the police yesterday and placed in the city  lockup. Immediately following his incarcer-  atfon he became boisterous and had to be  placed in close confinement. For a time it  was feared that he was graduating for the  asylum. Dr. LaBau was called in and examined the prisoner and reported the case  as one of too much booze, with an approach  to delirium tremens.  A. Macodnald, of the firm of A. Macdonald & Co., represented in this city by P.  Chapman, has purchased the wholesale  grocery stock of Thomas Earle of Victoria, assigned, amounting to the sum of  $80,000. The new firm will occupy the Earle  premises until, their premises in _Vancouve-  are completed. The opening up of this"  branch at the Coast will In no way interfere with the Nelson branch of the business, except in assisting it to better take  race of its Kootenay trade.  An accident occurred last evening at the  skating rink to Miss Hembroff, one of the  Ladies in costume at the carnival. During  the exhibitions ot" the costumes she tripped  on the ice, and the gentleman who was  skating with her fell over her. The lady  fainted and had to be taken to an adjoining  residence. Dr. Hall, who happened to be in  rink at the timo attended her. It is feared  that her ribs are broken. Miss Hembroff ff is  employed in Brown's jewelry store and is  well known in the city.  "Jack" Rae's Winnipeg rink ran up  against a snag last evening when they  tried conclusions with a rink skipped by  John Richardson, who won by 8 to 13.  Richardson's rink has now the distinguished honor of having defeated each of  the rinks billed for the Winnipeg bonspiel.  The following are the ones who played in  tho two rinks last evening; Morrison, John  A. Turner, Fred Starkey, and Richardson  (skip); against G. C. Hodge, S. McLaughlin, J. Waugh, and J. Rae (skip).  AT THE HOTELS,  HUME-A. AV. Goodenough, Kaslo; B. E.  Hifborn, Spokane; H. A Small, Vancouver.  BARTi.ETT���E. Morton; II. M. Peake,  G. E. Jones, Spokane; G. II. Lamont, Slocan City.  MADDEN���Alex Stewart, George Rudd.  Thomas Mulvey,.Slocan; F. P. Johnson and  wife,  Slocan.   ���   ���  PHAIR���AV. A. Allen, Chicago; IT. Giog-  crich, Kaslo; L. Pratt, Sandon; Henry Martin, Seattle.  QUEEN'S-C IT. Lamont, Slocan City; IT.  K. Livingstone, Robson; J. G. McCallum,  Slocan; S. Gcogoun, Rossland; W. A. Davis,  Imperial  mine.  GRAND CENTRAL���J. McNaughton, Michel; George Shields, Fire Valley; Thomas  J. Mackenzie, Greenwood; H. Richardson,  Slocan; Mr. and Mrs. Parr, San Francisco.  To Entertain Kruger  WASHINGTON, February 4.���Representative Cochrane (Missouri), introduced a resolution in the liouse today  inviting Paul Kruger, the Boer leader,  to visit the United States, and appropriate $25,000 to defray the expenses of  his entertainment while here.  The Metal Market  LONDON, February 4.���Lead, -��11,  10s.  NEW YORK, February 4.���Bar silver,  55 1-8; Mexican dollars, 44; copper,  weak, 13 cents.   Lead, steady, ?4.10.  JOCKEYS FLOGK TO EUROPE  Do Better Than in America  Turfman believe that something  should be done to keep the crack jockeys in the game as long as possible.  Spencer, it is said, will not ride here  again, as he will go to England, where  he can receive plenty of mounts even  if he has grown too big to work regularly here. Nash Turner will stay here  and ride occasionally for AV. C. Whitney, by whom Turner has been pronounced "the best jockey in America."  Lester Reiff, who is under the ban,  could not get many mounts here because of the existing scale, AVhile in  England he would be kept busy, provided, of course, the English stewards  should see fit to reinstate him. Taral  is going to Austria again and so are a  number of other American jockeys who  And that they can thrive in Europe.  Good jockeys are very scarce, as some  of our best owners know from experience, so that it is a wonder that the  proposed changes by the California and  Chicago are being commended wildly.  Harry Cochran will not ride for Mr.  Whitney this year,"it is said, unless he  can sign a contract which will stipulate that Mr. Whitney cannot send the  . boy to England. Cochran has already  refused to sign with Mr. Mackay because he was asked to exercise horses  in the morning, thereby illustrating the  growing independence of the American  jockey, which is somewhat amusing  when the average boy's career is  thought of. A jockey's development begins as early as his fourth year. From  that time until he is eight years old he  does nothing but. lead horses around  the track. Never in that time is he allowed to get into the saddle. The modern trainer holds such a tedious apprenticeship indiapensable. He has an  exalted regard for the horse and looks  upon him as an exquisite and delicate  mechanism to handle which requires  infinite skill. When a 'hoy enters a  jockey school he shuts the world behind  him and proceeds to devote all energy  of body and mind to his profession. The  early training of these boys is thorough,  severe and relentless.*- They sleep in a  loft over the horses. Summer and winter they are awakened before the sun  begins to throw its rays up from the  east. They jump into their clothes and  wash the sleep out of their eyes at the  stable pump. Then for two hours each  boy "exercises his string," which means  walking a number of thoroughbreds  upon the track until they are warm.  After breakfast���and the food at a  jockey school is of the most nourishing  sort���the boys exercise another string  and then do chores until the dinner  hour. In the afternoon they ride horses  up and doAvn ���' in easy jogging trips on  the track, and then have several hours  for recreation, going to bed at 8 o'clock  sharp.  Tlie :trainers encourage the boys to  indulge in swimming-, running, ball  playing and-boxing so that they may be  rugged in health, and thereby be able  to stand the strain of reducing weight  later on. Extreme youth and brightness  are the cardinal features of.jockeys in  this country. For some reason it is believed that a rider, after reaching manhood, deteriorates, because he gains  weight and losses courage, but this is  hard to believe. While jockeys are being developed, the trainers ��� watch them  narrowly. "They study the boy's hands,  feet, body and eyes; explain the peculiarities of horses and school the youngsters to forget, there is such a thing as  fear. But the trainers cannot develop  the intuitaveness which has-maae the  Reiffs, Sloan, Maher, Henry and others  what 'they are. They must be born in  the boy and he must know what to do  with it. The growth of these boys is  remarkable, especially when it is considered that in the space of eight or  ten years they become proficient enough  to command salaries of $15,000 a year  or more. Danny Maher, who will ride  -foi*_the_king_of-England-this ,yeai*,_wilL  receive $30,000 for his services. It was  not so many years ago that he was a  stable boy without a dollar.  Gets Back Into* Harness  WINNIPEG, February 4.���Hon. Mr. Rogers announces that AV. H. Hastings has resigned the position of district registrar of  land titles at Boissevain, and will resume  his duties as Conservative organizer for  the province.  LOST���THE PERSON AVHO TOOK AN  umbrella from the mens' dressing room at  the rink last night, will please return same  to Mr. Astley at the rink.  ooo  This will buy one of the best paying  business ventures in the city of Nelson.  Bona fide intending purchasers will  be offered every opportunity of satisfying themselves from the books as to the  profits earned by the business during  .the past three years. Satisfactory reasons for selling. For particulars apply  or write to  CHARLES   A.   WATERMAN   &   CO'Y.  .    ..    Agents^ Nelson, B. C.  " NOTIOE.  Notice is hereby given that I intend to  apply at the next sitting of the board of  license commissioners for the City of Nelson, to be held after the expiration of  thirty days from tho date hereof, for a  transfer of the retail liquor license now  held by me for tho "Grand Hotel," situate  on Vernon street in the City of Nelson, on  tho east half of lot 4, block 2, sub-division  of lot 95, group 1, AVest Kootenay district,  to  John Biomberg of the City of Nelson.  GUS  NELSON.  AVitness: A. BENSON.  Dated this second day of January. 1902.  to!  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  H. BYERS & CO.  ESTABLISHED 1892  &  .&  Portland Cement  Fire Brick  Fire Clay  Sheet Iron   .  T Rails  Ore Cars  Blowers  Exhausters  Pumps  Graniteware  'Tinware  to  to  to  to  to  to  HARDWARE AND IRON MERCHANTS   J  HEATING STOVES  COOKING STOVES  AND  RANGES  * NELSON, B. C.  STORES AT  KASLO, B.C.  flr^^^��^^*^^^^^*^^^^^^'^'S^S?��^^^:S-:^'.^:Srs*;;  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  ��� to  to  to  to  SANDON, B.C.    \fc  |      February Month Of Bargains      t\  to   Our Shoe Store shows a varity of bargains for this month.   All that remains to  j!j   of our Big Stock of Winter Shoes etc. to he closed out at from 20 to 50 per L  $   cent discount.   Come in today and get first choice.   Mail orders filled. to  to Agents for The Slater Shoe. to  Jjj Julia Marlowe's Shoes yL  Bell's Famous Footwear to  to ,-������ is^Ti^j to  to  to  ^   L. A. GODBOLT, Prop. P. 0. Box 75 TEOS. LILLIE, Manager   ^  oyal Shoe Store  THE   BIG  Schooner  BEER OR HALF-AND-HALF  lOe  lau^htering    Sale  For the next thirty days I will give  a great slaughtering sale on all lines m  stock consisting of boy's and men's  clothing, furnishings, hats and caps, and  boots and shoes. In order to make room  for spring stock I.must slaughter some  of my present stock and also to give my  many customers the benefit thereof.  Now is the chance to partake of soma  of the best bargains ever offered in tha  Kootenays.  The sale is genuine, the stock new and  the prices away down.  Call, get prices,  examine goods and  be convinced   that   I am   offering   the-  greatest bargains ever offered in.Nelson.  217 and 219  Baker Street  J. A. GILKER  THE ONLY GOOD BEER  IN  NELSON  Club Hotel  Corner SiIjca andI  Stanley Stg.  E. J. CURRAN, Prop ietor.  ACOMPLETE LINE OF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  local and coast.  Flooring  local and coast.  Newel Posts  Stair Rail  Mouldings  Shingles  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  ol all kinds.  IV WHAT.-OU "WANT IS NOT IN STOCK  WB WILL KJ-CB IT -OB TOO '  OAL- AND QBS1 PKIOHB.  BISCUITS  CHRISTIE'S CREAM SODAS.  CHRISTIE'S WATER ICE WAFERS  Houston Block  Nelson, B C.  Also all kinds of Sweet Biscuits fresh from the factory.  BLUE   RIBBON   TEA.  J. A. IRVING & CO.  NOTIOE.  IN THB SUPREME COURT OF BRITISH  COLUMBIA.  In tho matter ot the Winding Up Act,  Chapter 129 of tho revised statutes of  Canada and amending acta, and in the  mntter of tho Athabasca Gold Mine, Limited.  Notico is hereby given that tho honorable  the chief justice has fixed Friday the 17th  dav of January, 1902, at tho hour of 11  o'clock In tho forenoon at the Law Courts,  Now "Westminster, British Columbia, as  tho timo and placo for tho appointment of  an official liquidator of tha above named  company. 3.   3.   CAMBRIDGE,  District Registrar.  J. A. Sayward  HALL AND LAKE 8TBERTS. NELSON  CERTIFICATE   01  IMPROVEMENTS  Notice: Ray of Hope mineral claim, sit-  uato in the Nelson mining division of  West Kootenay district, located on Duhamel (Six-mile) creek. Tako notice that I,  Charles W. Busk, free miners' certificate  No. 50,825, as agent for W. J. Goepel, free  miners' certificate No." 50,500 John Paterson, free miners' certificate No. 50,727, and  self. Intend sixty days from the date hereof to apply to the mining recorder for a  certificate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the  abovo claim. And further tako notico that  action under Section 37 must be commenced  beforo tho issuance of such certiflcato of  improvements.  H CHARLES W. BUSK.  Dated this second day of January, A. D.  1802.   LOST  LOST-AT ERIE, B. C, ON SATURDAY,  January ISth, two checks on the Canadian  Bank of Commerce, Nelson, one No. 130S,  for ?5S payable to William Harper; and one  No. 1330, for $05.50, payable to H. Mcintosh.  Suitable reward will bo given for the recovery of the same. Address David Murphy,  Erie, B. ft ���       ��� ,  EEAI ESTATE  AND  INSURANCE BROKEBS  Agents for Trout Lake Addition  (Bogustown) Fairview Addition.  Acreage property adjoining the park  And J. & J. Taylor sales.  These safes can he bought from us oi  two year's time without inteiest.  Ward Bros.  833 West Baker Street, Nelson.  NOTICE  To the Public and. Union Hen:  The Trades and Labor Council of the Cit>  of Nelson have declared all hotels, restaurants and saloons employing Chinese in or  around the premises unfair to organized  labor. Tho following do not employ Chinesc-  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  Waiters' Union, No. 141, Western Labor  Union, will be hold Sunday, January 20th,  at 8 o'clock sharp, for tho purpose of electing officers for the ensuing term. All members are requested to attend.  H.  M.  FORTIER, Finance Secretary.  A. B. SLOAN, President.  NOTIOE.  Your patronage and influence respectfully solicited for Brown Brothers as the leading jewelers of Nelson.  STENOGRAPHER. ��� A YOUNG LADY  stenographer, threo years' experience,  wishes position. Good references. Apply,  stating salary, to 700 Seventh Avenue, Vancouver, B. C.  GAIT  FOR  DOMESTIC  OR  STEAM  USE  General Agency, Telephone 265.  W. P. TIERNEY  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  Telephone 1J5  ORDER YOUR  Telephone 35  COAL  PROM  NELSON FREIGHTING AND TRANSFER CO.  ANTHRACITE A.ND ROSLYN  ALWAYS ON HAND  Ofllco: Baker Street,  WEST TRANSFER CO,  N. T. MACLEOD, Manager.  Teaming and Transfer Work of  all kinds.  Agents for Hard and Soft Coal. Imperial  OH Company. Washington Brick, Limo &  Manufacturing Company. General commercial agents and brokers.  AH coal and wood strictly cash on delivery. .    OFFICE 184) BAKER STREET  TELEPHONE   147.  Private Tuition  Students prepared for departmental and  other examinations.  Commercial work a specialty.  I. C. SLATER,  Fourth door above City Hall.

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