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 eSSfesss^sSfaasSsassad^^  m&on  ESABLISHED  1892'  THURSDAY  MORNING, FEBRUARY fc|  SPLIT WIDE OPEN  TEMPLEMAN   BOLTS  CONVENTION  THE  EXECUTIVE OFFICERS EXCLUDED  BY THE CREDENTIAL COMMITTEE'S REPORT  VANCOUVER, February 6.���[Special  to The Tribune.]���The Liberal convention met this afternoon at 2 o'clock and  adjourned until evening, after four  hours session. Senator Templeman occupied the chair, and the meeting was  very lively. In the morning a caucus  of Vancouver and the interior had been  held, at which it was resolved to object  to the extra Cassiar delegation which  -. came from Victoria headed by captain  John Irving, the regularly elected Cas-  ..siar delegation being also present.  It was agreed to object to members of  the provincial executive taking seats as  delegates, to the method of calling the  convention, and to the executive appointing a credential committee for the  convention from among its own number.  At noon another caucus was held/at  which it was agreed that credentials  ought to be passed upon by regularly  accredited and elected delegates and not  by members of the executive, about  Whom there was a question of the right  of sitting in the convention itself.  In opening the convention, '���remple-  lnan said the provincial executive had  appointed a credential committee to  : pass on delegates, about whom no dispute existed and at a later session, Nanaimo and Cassiar, and at other places  which had sent two sets of delegates,  could be considered.  Frank Burnett,  Vancouver,  proposed  a resolution appqihtng a new committee  ':'��� on credentials from   among   the- delegates, one from each district.        ,  The charman held that the meeting  had not yet organized and refused to  put the motion. .   , ":'-'���'.  Mr. Burnett���-"Then Twill put; it.'' ������-  The chair���-"I'wHI "put'^if this" *way."'  All in favor of. the chair being sustained say 'aye.'   .(cries of aye.')    ;  The chairman���All against say 'no.'  (noes voted.}  The chairman���"I think, the chairman  is supported."  Many cries of "no, no."  A standing vote was taken, resulting  in the chairman declaring,, "the chair  is not sustained. I am _ compelled to  submit Mr. Burnett's resolution."  The credentials committee was accor-.  dingly. elected  and   the   meeting   adjourned.  VANCOUVER, February 6.���The Liberal convention today all but broke up  in a row similar to that which ended the  previous convention. As It was, twenty  odd Victoria delegates left the hall, including Bodwell,-Duff and. other prominent Liberals, together with senator  Templeman, E. B. Davis and all other  members of the provincial' executive  committee.  .The session was altogether a remarkable one. When the meeting opened in  the evening J. C. Brown, chairman of  the credential committee, stated it as  the decision of the committee that all  "present'shouldTetirerand'conie'in'agaii-r  on roll, which was approved by the committee, being called. The roll excluded  the editors of the Liberal papers, the  members of the provincial executive,  and tjie second Cassiar and Nanaimo.  delegations. Half of the audience agreed  .to retire and walked towards the door,  while the others remained seated. This  was as far as they got and for two hours  of heated discussion the meeting remained divided, half standing, half  seated. Finally a motion was passed to  exclude the members of the executive,  the editors, and that the delegates, about  whose credentials there was no question, being alone allowed to vote. Senator Templeman then vacated the chair,  and some forty men left the hall.  George R. Maxwell, M. P., was then  elected as the new president of the pro-  . vincial Liberal Association, with T. S.  . Baxter secretary. Sir Wilfred Laurier's  nomination for honorary president was  endorsed by "Joe" Martin, who declared  that he and Laurier were very friendly,  after which the meeting adjourned until  tomorow.  In the course of the evening's proceedings there was a very sharp passage between senator   Templeman   and   J.   C.  Brown, the defeated finance minister in  ' the Dunsmuir cabinet. It developed that  the casting vote of the latter in the credential. committee had been needed to  exclude the executive.   Senator Tempi e-  .man in one of his retorts said he had  f'jbeen Liberal when Brown was too cow-  hardly to be one.  fer to the United Staes of the financial  claims now held by Denmark against  the colonial treasures of the islands, it  being agreed that these claims are altogether extinguished in consequence of  the cession. The title conveys to the  United States the absolute fee and ownership of all public' government or  crown lands, public buildings, ports,  harbors, fortifications, barracks and all  other public property of every kind and  description belonging to the government  of Denmark, it being, however, agreed  that the arms and military -stores existing in the islands at the time remain the  property of that government, and shall,  as soon as circumstances permit, be removed by.it.  PRISONERS EFFECT ESCAPE  alias Harry Raymond, well known in  America in connection with the Manhattan bank and other big robberies.  Worth's name was frequently mentioned in connection with the stolen Gainsborough picture, but the London police  say the rumor of Worth's connection  with the theft was never confirmed.  Colombia's Internal Troubles  COLON, February 6.���The rumor that  the steamer Libertador, now operating  in the interests of the Matos revolution  against president Castro of Venezuela,  had been sunk at Puerto. Colombia-by  a Venezuelan man-of-war, is unfounded.  According.to news-received here today  the Libertador was at Cartagena, Colombia, last Saturday and left Sunday,  after coaling and taking on board supplies for an unknown destination.  . Other news receiveo: today from Cartagena is to the effect that 94 political  prisoners, who were lodged in prison in  that city, managed to make their way  out on February 1st.   Their escape was.  attended by a serious affray, in which"  the commander of the prison and tlie  fort, and several other were killed. The  escaped. prisoners  ihave  not  yet   been  recaptured.  By a recent government decree, - promulgated on the Isthmus, passports, permitting transmit through or in the department of Panama, will only be issued to partisans of the government, or  to neutral foreigners. No one will be  allowed upon the streets of Panama or  Colon after 10 o'clock p. m., who is not  provided with a written permission  from the proper authorities. In case  the enemy threatens- attack, says the  decree, the traffic and transmit, to all  not bearing arms in behalf of the government, or who, are not members of  the public service, w'lr be stopped. It  is reported here that the Liberals have  affected a landing at Pedronal.  - =������ -cancels 9000"Letters~an Hour ""���;'  TORONTO, February' 6.���The post-  office authorities have installed a new  electric cancelling machine with a capacity of a thousand stamps a minute, in  the general postoffice here. It was  started at four o'clock yesterday afternoon and at midnight over 70,000 letters  had passed through it. The council of  the Ontario college of pharmacy yesterday decided not to recognize a diploma  from the British -pharmaceutical society  as a qualification for membership in  the Ontario college. -  Greenwood Local News  GREENWOOD, February 6.���[Special  to The Tribune.]���Among today's arrivals were William Downie, W. O.  Miller, H. E. Macdonell, Blake Wilson,  of Nelson, W. H. Aldridge and J. Miller,  Trail; and William M. Brewer, Victoria. The last named is provicial representative of the. Engineering & Mining Journal, New York. A slight mishap  to the outgoing train caused a delay in  the arrival of the incoming train today. The accident happened between  Eholt and Grand Forks, but was not  serious.  OPPflSMIUSSIA  :",.., V*  ���  MANCHURIAN AGREEMENT  IS OBNOXIOUS  TRYING TO SQUARE HERSELF  German Officials in a Hole  BERLIN, February 6.���The official  British. denial that lord Pauncefote, the  British ambassador at Wahsirigton, on  April 14th, 1899, made a second proposal  to remonstrate with the .United States  was laid today before a high German  official, whose functions give him absolute first: hand knowledge; of everything, just at it occurred;- .He reaffirmed the statement made in these  dispatches yesterday.. In a; dictated  statement he traversed the efforts made  by Spain to induce Germany to head a  European movement against the United  States, which met with refusal, and continued: "We were informed from Washington on April 14th, that the British  ambassador there proposed a second  collective note, declaring, that armed intervention in Cuba would be unjustifiable. Again, upon the emperor's order',  the German representatives; at Washington, Rome, Vienna and Madrid, were'  instructed that Germany would refuse  to participate in such a-declaration, as  she saw no prospect that anything,  could be accomplished thereby."  The correspondent of the Associated.  Press gets the impression that while the  German government wishes to avoid the  appearance of desiring to. fall, into* the  United States arms on the other hand,  ;.she regards^it as important^to;contro-  'v^el��� lher*OTbng^impress{6ns  many was disposed to ao anything un-.  friendly to the United States.  BRITISH,   AMERICAN.  AND  JAPANESE MINISTERS UNITED  IN THEIR OPPOSITION  1902  DAILY EDITION  Britain's Casualty List  LONDON, February 6.���The war office  this evening published a- summary of,  the British losses in South Africa. Up'  to January 31st the 'total reduction of-'  the forces from death and permanent  disability was 25,305 men. The total of  the casualties, includiig surviving  wounded, was 5240 officers and 100,701  men.  Fernie Quarantine Raised  ���FERNIE, February 5.���[Special to  The Tribune.]���The quarantine on this  town, which has. been in effect since  January 13th, was raised last night, and  there is no further restriction on travel  to or from here. ?rhe smallpox is now  practically stamped out.  Acquitted on a Technicality  GALT, Ontario, February 6.���Thomas  McGivern is a free man as far as the  charge'of stealing $100 from the Methodist church at Gait is concerned. He  was tried in Berlin yesterday before  judge Chisholm and acquitted on a tech-  necality.  Text of West Indian Treaty  WASHINGTON, February 6.���,The full  text of the treaty between the United  States and Denmark, for the cession of  the Danish West Indian islands, was  made public today. The purchase price  is given at $5,000,000. The treaty specifies that Denmark agrees to cede to the  United States, immediately upon the exchange of ratifications of the conventions, the islands of St. "Thomas, St.  John and St. Croix in the West Indies,  with the adjacent islands and rocks,  comprising in said concession all the  title and claims of title to the territory  in and about said islands over which  the crown of Denmark now exercises,  asserts or claims jurisdiction. It is set  forth, however, that the consummation  cf the cession does not impart the trans-  Engagement Announced  OTTAWA, February 6.���The engagement of N. A. Belcourt, M. P., Ottawa,  and Miss Haycock, daughter of R. H.  Haycock, Ottawa, and grand-daughter  of the late judge Lafontaine, of Aylmer,  Quebec, is announced.  Gav'our'Again Afloat  NEW YORK, February b*.���The British steamer Gavour, from Rio Janerio  for New York, which went ashore at  Long Beach, L. I., last Friday evening,  was floated early today and proceeded  to New York.  Armstrong Returned  WINNIPEG, February 6. ��� Hugh  Armstrong, Conservative, was elected by  acclamation today for Portage la Prairie,  to fill tht legislature vacancy caused- by  the death of William Garland.  A Toronto Wedding  TORONTO, February 6.���Miss Helen  Louise Gsowski, daughter of sir Casi-  mir Gsowski, was married here today  to Frederick N. Beardmore, of Montreal.  Reduced to Three Per Cent  LONDON,   February  6.���The  rate  of  discount of the Bank of England was  today reduced from 3 1-2 to 3 per cent.  Alleged ' "Gainsborough" Thief  LONDON, February 6.���'The police  here have just been informed of the  death, a few days ago, of Adam Worth,  Sultan's Brother-in-law Outlawed  ' CONEirANTINOPLE, February 6.���  The sultan's brother-In-lw, Damad  Mahmud Pasha,, has been sentenced to  death. Mahmud has long been prominent in the. young Turk movement and  was recently expelled from Greece at  the behest of the.sultan. Muhmud went  to Rome and the sultan requested his  expulsion from Italy. It was refused  hut-Muhmud proceeded to Paris where  he remains in safety. All the sultan's  blandishments have failed to-induce him  to return to Constantinople, so the crim-  ina court was.instructed to issue a warrant for Muhrhud's- arrest, and to try the  fugitive by default, with the result- that  he was "condemned to 'death..   '"  Damad Mahmud .fled-from Turkey on  December, 1899, taking with him his  wife's jewels and all the money he could  collect. He-was accompanied by his  two sons, princes Sabaggedit and Luth-  .falla. Learning that he had gone to  ^France-=the^-Turkish=goyernment^tele-=  graphed the.. French minister of foreign  affairs, M.. Del Casse, asking for the ar-'.  rest of the fugitive and his return to'  Constantinople, on * the charge that he  was implicated in a plot to assassinate  the sultan. This accusation, however,.  was generally discredited and it was believed the refugee was the victim of intrigue. Mahmud subsequently declared  at Paris that the charge that he appropriated money and accepted bribes was  a calumny, and that he was a patriot  and was being prosecuted by political  intriguers. Mahmud is about 50 years  of age.  ��� The sultan, after Mahmud's flight, decreed the divorce of his sister. Mahmud  realized two. million franee jtist before  his departure, but his principal estates  were confiscated and he and his sons  were officially proclaimed renegades and  outlaws.  ���'���' PEKIN,    February   6.:-V-The   British,  American" and Japanese^rhinisters here  have renewed their   opposition  to   the  Manchurian      arrangements      between  China and Russia.   It Is probable that  thisv action will result.-in  the further  postponement of this treaty.   The powers;, in the opposition to the Manchurian  treaty are now beginning to recognize  the force of the representations of the  Chinese plenipotentiaries, that- China is  making the best terms possiblei for herself,  and   incidentally "^for   the   equal  rights of the other nations in China, and  are shifting their protests to Russia as  the responsible party.  ;Paul "Lessar, the  ���Rusian minister here, is|endeavoring to  maintain  the   transparent   diplomatic  fiction that .'the Mahchvjrian treaty and  the- Russo-Chinese ban***! agreement are  not related. . He has. informed his colleagues  that  the Russian  government  has no official knowledge, of the negotiations of the Russo-Chinese bank.    The  Russian agents are playing their part  with the greatest   regard : for   appearances, while M. Lessar- is arranging the  treaty with China.-   In the^ light of the  statements  of Chinese"'officials,  which  were repeated yesterday; i-namely,  that  Russia0 insists  upon* the  simultaneous  signing of the Manchurian treaty and  the bank agreement, the representations  of M. Lessar fail to carry: weight.   The  native newspapers are filled with stories  that. Russia is trying to gain her ends  by offers of heavy bribes. ���; Germany remains a disinterested'. spectator of the  affair:^-.    '_'*���;������ v..".^.'..V,} :iv,v- .  '":.'"  The correspondent of,"the Associated  Press has seen a draft of'tEe agreement.  ..This provides that China-shall ;build all  railways^ and;i4eyelop-al.i:.)^iries .-in.-: Man-.  :'cTiurI��*TTfrsh^  capital, she shall apply to the bank. If  the bank is unable or unwilling to enter  into arrangements, China may apply  elsewhere for capital: The final clause  stipulates that the agreement shall in  no wise impair the existing rights of  other nations/- which clause is palpably  nullified by the'preceding conditions.  the i subject of South Africa had been  mailed to lord Milner, who would be instructed to ask lord Kitchener to communicate the contents to the Boer  leaders in the field. Mr. Chamberlain,  the colonial secretary, added the information that if the leaders of the Boer  forces proposed to accept lord Kitchener's negotiations for a settlement,  the proposition would be forwarded for  the consideration of the government.  Another Large Fire  CHICAGO, February; 6. ��� The Varsity  apartment .at Sixty-First street and Ellis  avenue, is on tire. The building: contains  between twenty and thirty flats. Three  calls for extra engines have been made by  the lire department.  CHICAGO. February 6.���The Varsity flat  buildings, situated near the Chicago unlver- '  sity buildings, were destroyed by fire this  evening, entailing a^loss on the owner of  the structure 'and tenants of $160,000. All ol  the tenants had ample time to escape, however,: and no lives were lost. Three men  were injured by the explosion of gasoline  In a grocery-store.   " '  having been found wandering ln the woods  at Sault Au Recollect, suffering from exposure, will not be sent to Vancouver but  will be shipped to England in a few days.  An official of the Hotal DIeu hospital says  the patient was brought there In a most  distressing condition early in January. He  refused to give any Information concerning  himself or relatives, but talked about  everything else freely. A short time before  death he embraced the Roman Catholic  faith, "but it was not until after his body  had been removed to the cemetery that his  identity had been discovered. This was  through a package addressed to a brother,  with whom the hospital authorities had  placed themselves ln communication. How  he got to Montreal, and what he did before discovery In the woods, nearly dead, is  a mystery. ^__   MORGAN'S LARGE PROFITS  COLONIAL PREMIERS OFFER PREFERENCE  POPULATION BY PROVINCES  HIS TOUGHING TALE OF WOE  Russell Challenges Unionists -  DUBLIN,' February 6.�����rhe election  for a member of parliament in the east  division of county Down, to succeed Dr.  J. A. Rentoul, Conservative, elected  without, opposition in 1900, who was recently appointed a judge in the city of  London, has resulted as follows: James  Wood, land purchase candidate, 3574;  colonel R. H. Wallace, unionist, 3,429;  Wood's majority, 147. The result is  that the opposition gains a seat in parliament and is the first fruits of the  Russel compulsory land purchase. campaign against the government. A great  demonstration followed the announcement of the vote. Mr. Russell in a  speech, challenged the unionist members of parliament for Ulster to vacate  seats and he would contest them. He  said they had beaten the landlords and  the government and the "entire parliamentary deadheads of Ulster."  Overcome hy Goal Gas  ERIE, Pennsylvania, February 6.���  The entire family of Grant Shirley, a  Lake Shore brakeman, including his  wife and five children, were overcome  by escaping fuel gas at their home last  night. Neighbors forced an entrance to  the house today and found one child,.a  7 year old boy, dead. The mother and  two other children are still unconscious  tonight, and may recover.  Earned Good Dividends  CLEVELAND, February 6���A bottle  of carbolic acid, a touching good-bye  letter to his aged mother and the ability  to apply a little dramatic art to good  effect are the stock in trade of a clever  swindler who has been operating in several cities' in Ohio and the eastern  states during the past few weeks.  .A few days ago a scene of the most  tragic interest was enacted in the Russel street Baptist church, at Columbus,  -where-the-Rev.-Codville-was^conducting-  a revival meeting. A man, who gave  his name as John Kinney and purport-,  ing "to come from Cleveland, arose, from  his seat during the progress of the meeting and rushed forward with a bottle  of carbolic acid in his outstretched hand.  He begged the pastor to take it, saying that he had bought it with the intention of ending his own unfortunate  career, but that in passing the church  he had heard the strains of music and  had stepped in to join in a farewell  hymn and prayer, before closing forever  the drama of his own life.  The minister's words and the sweet  music had spoken to. him as they had  never appealed to him before. They had  worked a miracle .of peace within and  he had decided not to take his life. He  also produced a farewell letter to his  mother, a document couched in the  most pathetic terms.  ' A collection was taken up, tears were  shed in plenty, and with a heart full of  gratitude and a pocket full of coin, the  smoothest swindler. that ever invaded  the state left for Cleveland.  The affair got into the papers and its  publicity led to an interchange of correspondence between pastors of divers  churches throughout the state who had  similar experiences with the man with  a penchant for suicide. Chief of police  Corner, of this city, was notified yesterday and is looking-for Kinney. The  man has also operated under the name  of Stahl.  He worked his tearful story to good  effect in Dayton on January 21st. He  is also said to have been successful in  taking up a liberal collection from a congregation in Brooklyn.Jn the latter city  he relieved a church member of a suit  of clothes after the latter had taken  him in.  His dramatic art is said to be worth  going a long way to see and the touching epistle to his mother, in which he  tells her of his decision to ring down  the curtain on the last act of his life,  is couched in phraseology that would  shiver a heart of oak.  Another Census Bulletin  [ OTTAWA, February 6.���The census '.bulletin number three has been issued by chief  census commissioner Blue. It contains the  population of the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotiat Prince Edward Island,  and Quebec, by census districts. It also contains the census of the several incorporated  cities, towns and villages of the four provinces. ','"-. ������  In New Brunswick the rural population  was 253,835, as against" 272,362 in 1891. The  total population of the province was 331,120,  as against 321,263 in 1891.  -In Nova Scotia the total population was  459,574, as against 450,396 in 1891. The urban  population was 129,383, as compared with  76,993 in 1891.  In Prince Edward Island the population  was 103,259, compared with 109,078 in' 1891.  The rural population was 8S.304, as against  94,823 In 1891,- and the 'urban population was  14.955, as against 14,255 In 1891.  In Quebec the population was 1,648,898, as  against 1,488,535 in 1891. The rural population  was 992,667, as against 988,820 in 1891. It will  therefore be seen that with the exception  of Quebec there is a considerable decrease  in the rural population in all four provinces. The boys'are evidently leaving the  farms for the city;    ���'���'���-."  City Treasurer Arrested  BUFFALO, February 6.���Phillip Gerst;  former city treasurer, was arrested today  charged with misappropriating $27,000 of  the city's funds. Gerst was removed from  offlce In December last by former mayor  Diehl. He was charged with misconduct  in office and during the investigation admitted misappropriating $50,000. Assistant  district attomexvlSickmonVwhen: seen .said .  ^he'^had'-sworiv:out:-the w'arranfctf or .Gerst-  for grand larceny of the first degree: The  specific charge'was appropriating $25;000 of  the city's money on April 17th, 1901. Mayor  Knight, who recently conducted the Investigation of the city treasurer's office, has  turned oyer to assistant district attorney  Sickmon, all of the minutes of the investigation held by former "mayor Diehl. These  papers were accompanied by a letter which  neither Mr. Sickmon nor the mayor will  make public. "I merely told Mr. Sickmon,"  said the mayor that in view of the information conveyed to them that Gerst might  leave town, it ��� would seem that action  "should be taken. Mr. Sickmon said he did  not care to make the latter public as it  would give away the people's side of the  ease.  Passed on to Kitchener  LONDON, February 6.���In the house  of commons today Mr. Balfour, the government leader, announced that copies  of the correspondence exchanged between the government of the Netherlands and the government of Britain, on  Ten Bodies Recovered  CHICAGO, February 6.'���At 2 o'clock this  morning IC bodies had been recovered from  the ruins of the Trestle house, which was  destroyed last night by an explosion of  gas. The cause, of the explosion has not  yet been fixed.  Later.���It is believed that eleven is the  correct number that lost their lives ln the  explosion of gas in the Trestle butcher shop  last night. The bodies, charred beyond human semblance, lay at a nearby morgue  today, while firemen, assisted by laborers,  still dug in the ruins on the bare possibility that more bodies might be under the  debris. Chief of the fire department, Mur-  =hamrHoday=declared~thatrhe1~believed"ihar  the explosion was.that of a pocket of gas.  Ministers Gone to Their Reward  KINGSV1LLE, Ontario, February 6���Rev.  Joseph Rawson, a retired Methodist minister, was stricken with paralysis on Monday and died yesterday, aged 70 years.  TORONTO, February C.���Word was received her yesterday of the death at Nan-  las.ket, Massachusetts, of Rev. Dr. E. P.  Harper, at one time one of the best known  Methodist ministers in Montreal, Bay of  Quinte and Toronto conferences, lie was  87 years old and labored in the ministry for  sixty years.  Loss of a $600,000 Cargo  PORTLAND, Oregon, February 6.���President A. 1/. Mohler, of the O. R. & N. Co,  has received a cable dispatch from Hong  Kong saying that the steamship Knight  Champion, which is ashore on the east  coast of Japan, i.s fast going to pieces. The  vessel has a cargo valued at $600,000.  Chicago's Olympian Games  CHICAGO, February 6.���It was announced today that blowers of the whole world  will be invited to participate in the Olympian games of 1904, in Chicago. An effort,  will also be made to secure the annual  tournament of the American bowling congress of that year for the games.  Assassination of a Minister  SOFIA, February 6.���M. Kamtcheff, the  minister of public Instruction, wa.s assassinated today in his study by a Macedonian  who pretended that he wanted to present a  petition. The assassin subsequently committed suicide by shooting himself.  A Nashville Lynching  NASHVILLE, Tennessee, February C.���  Euless Whittaker, colored, who was  charged with the murder of John Doster  three weeks ago. was taken from jial at  Lynchburg and hanged by a mob.  Hanged by a Mob  NICIIOLSVILLE, Kentucky, February G.  ���Tom Brown, a negro, under arrest on the  charge of having assaulted Miss Delia  Powell yesterday, was hanged In the court  house yard le Cry by a mob.  Princeton Defeats Columbia  NEW YORK, February 6.���Princeton beat  Columbia at hockey tonight by a score of  5 to 1. The game was in the series of intercollegiate championship contests, and was  played in the St. Nicholas rink.  Accepted the Catholic Faith  MONTREAL. February 6.���The remains  of ''Father" Pal Irwin, who died in tho  Hotel  Dleu  hospital  hero recently,  after  Underwriting Paid $58,500,000  NEW YORK, February 6.���The syndicate, v  headed by J. P. Morgan & .Co.,; which -did  * the underwriting of the United. States Steel l  Corporation, made ai net profit" of $56,500,000, -j  : according to the^ Evening- Post's Interprets,-v  tion of the report made last Wednesday by'  the company.       ���      -    '     - ".*..'��������� -  '   The Post says the syndicate undertook-  the conversion of the-stocks to be: com-'  'prised In the amalgamation; it supplied the  requisite cash, leaving no less a sum than  $25,000,000.-actually  at  the disposal  of  the.  syndicate managers. It took certain risks,  but Its eventual profits were so enormous  as   to  justify   the  ru3h  for  subscriptions  when the p.lan was proposed. The calculation Is. extremely interesting in view of the  general process of industrial amalgamation  -and conversion now*.in.progress. What the  report said on this: point "was as follows:  f "At the rates offered in the circular dated  March 2nd. 1901, the syndicate acquired the  common and preferred stocks of the seven  companies  (other than the Carnegie company) as above mentioned, and thereupon  sold-and transferred the same to this corporation under the contract of March 1st,  1901. The syndicate delivered to the holders of stock of the said seven companies  in the aggregate 2,694,909 shares of common  stock and.2,61(S,957 shares of preferred stock  of this corporation. The syndicate acquired  CO per cent ($96,000,000) of the stock of the  Carnegie company and $159,450,000 face value  of  the 5  per. cent bonds  of the  Carnegie  company by delivering to the holders therer  of said $303,450,000 in cash; and the syndicate  acquired the remaining 40 per cent ($64,000,-  000) of the stock of the Carnegie�� company  by delivering to  the  holders  thereof 982,-  -771   shares" of  preferred  stock  and  902,790  shares of the common stock of this corporation.     .,���',        :. . .,    :,  :   The  steel'.underwriting syndicate is not  only remarkable for the enormous financial  responsibility- assumed by its members by  the relatively small proportion of the subscriptions called In for payment, and the"  extent of the profits,, but also for the fact'  that the public has been placed in a posi-'  tion to ascertain, from an official source,  a rather accurate idea of the size of these  profits.     ,'    ���'.   .'.-, .              ;      .       . '.���'.':'      ..  '  "   Thus the United States Steel report says'  that  for itsiservices  in. underwriting .the.'  ��� organization';-of ^the";company" '-..there- was"  paid  over  649,987  shares..of  the .preferred,  stock and G49,988 of the common stock.Tak-U  ing a valuation of 90 arid 40 for these shares'  respectively, the syndicate received $84,500,-  000,   for  which  it  contributed  $25,000,000,000,  'cash-to the corporation, and its!other ex-<  penses are reported at $3,000,000.   ' i  ���Deduction of this $28,000,000 leaves, a, net:  profit to. the syndicate of $56,500,000 plus the-  dividends   received   on   its   shareholdings.'  Against this net profit accruing to the syn-.  dicate, J. P. Morgan & Co., are understood  to make a charge of 20 per cent for their.  ��� services as managers of the syndicate, or'  $11,300,000, leaving $45,000,000 as the apparent"  divisible profit to the syndicate, and J. P..  Morgan & Co.were, of course, the largest  individual subscribers.  In Wall Street the profits of an underwriting syndicate are usually reckoned on  the total sum for which the members are  liable. Thus the steel syndicate profits are  roughly 22% per cent on. the subscription of  $200,000,000. On the amount paid the profit is  ISO *?cr cent.  Probably J. P. Morgan & Co. assuming  that they subscribed $50,000,000 to the syndicate, made a profit of $25,000,000 on the Steel  Trust underwriting. There is, of course, no  telling at what price the syndicate sold its  stocks, but probably an average of 90 and  40 is near enough to the actual, figures.  The bankers' syndicate which underwrote  ��� the steel issues will in short clear the largest profit ever made on an undertaking of  that kind in this country. The transaction  was the largest underwriting affair yet at-  ^temptedrMnvolvingHhe'possibility'df having  to pay' $200,000,000 on "demand at any time  within fifteen months. Only one-eighth of  this sum was ever called, so a single payment of $25,000,000 in all was the extent of  the actual demand made upon the subscribers.       ���           Schooner Had Bough Trip  NEW YORK, February 6.���The schooner  Charles Noble Simmons, which sailed from  Norfolk on February 3rd for this port, with  a curgo of coal, was towed Into the harbor  today by the steamer Indiana, with her  caplaln disabled and her crew frostbitten  and suffering intensely from the hardships  they had experienced. Almost from the  start the Simmons encountered bad weather. The wind from the northwest, blew  hard, and tho weather was bitterly cold.  The spray which flew over the decks and  rigging covered everything with ice. On  Monday the gale assumed hurricane force  and carried away the fore and main booms.  Capt.uin Green was knocked unconscious  by the falling wreckage, and remained in  that state until noon today. The mate  navigated the schooner to a position off  Fire Island, where she was anchored to  ride out the gale. Then the mate became  Incapacitated by his sufferings, and the  crew were prostrated by the intense cold,  besides having their hands and feet frostbitten. The steward was the only person on  board able forduty. The schooner remained  at anchor with the wreckage strewn about  the decks until noon yesterday, when the  steamer Indiana hove In sight and came to  her assistance.  WILL   GIVE   CUSTOMS  REBATES  TO IMPOSTS ARRIVING IN  BRITISH BOTTOMS  > MONTREAL, February 6.���The Star's  London cable says: Australian ministers clearly mean business at the coronation conference regarding trade." Wise,  attorney-general of New Zealand, suggests an Australian rebate of customs  duties on all goods, British and foreign,  imported in British bottoms. The idea  or including foreign goods in the preference is to avoid a contravention of the,  most favored nation clause. Barton;  federal-premier, Australia, approves - of  the suggestion, and Seddon, -premier,  for New Zealand, is willing to give a  customs" rebate on'British, but" not foreign goods, imported:to New/Zealand in-  British bottoms.  It is thought these early colonial advances are made in the hope of strengthening that section of the British cabinet  which would welcome some measure "of  British reciprocity with the colonies as  part of the. forthcoming British budget.  In budget matters, however, sir Michael  Hicks-Beach has hitherto been supreme,  and he has always flouted the preferential idea.  Though the Canadian government is  '-not-known, in the best Informed circles  here, to- be taking any fresh step in regard to a. fast mail service, the subject  'was much discussed at last night's dinner of the Canadian club. The impression seemed to" prevail that nothing  adequate or effective can be .done until  the C. P. ;R. is invited by the Canadian  government to undertake the project,  with- an increase of subsidy beyond the  $750,000 already provided by the Canadian parliament. No doubt is felt that  the British government would assent  to co-operate in any increased subsidy,  (if-the G/ P. R.*. T^ere- directly concerned.' *  Sydney has gained many "infiuenial  friends lately as terminal port Its"  adoption, in place of Quebec, would  necessitate only three instead of four  steamers. It is suggested that the Intercolonial railway would possibly be  transferred to the C. P. R. as a part of  the deal;  Will Re/julate the Waterways  WASHINGTON, February. 6.���Senator  Piatt of New York, today introduced In  the senate a joint resolution providing for  the appointment of a jomt commission by  the United States and Canada to examine  the report upon the diversion of the waters  between the two countries. The resolution  requires that each country shall appoint  two members of the commission, and that  it shall investigate 'the condition and uses  of the waters adjacent to the boundary line  between the United States and Canada, including all the waters of the lakes and  rivers whose waters flow by the St. Lawrence river to the Atlantic ocean." Tho  commission is to also report upon the effect upon the shores of these waters and  the structures thereon, by reason of tho  diversion of those waters from their natural channels nnd upon the interests of navigation and farther upon the measures necessary to regulate such diversions.  Will not Change the Name  GRAND FORKS, Fetoruary C.-The last  obstacle to the harmonious amalgamation  of the cities of Grand Forks and Columbia  has boon removed. It was originally proposed that the name of the united cities  should be Miner, but recently an agitation  wa.s started here with the object of retaining the name of Grand Forks. The city  council of Columbia at a meeting hold last  night, adopted a resolution endorsing that  proposition.  Composed in a Night  OTTAWA, February., 6.���Last night  Charles A. Harris" worked throughout: tha  night to finish a violin composition ��� for  Keubellck, the second Paglnnlni. He completed his music by daylight and sent It to  Kuebellck at the Russell House this morning with his compliments. This evening Mr.  Keubellck sent for Mr. Harris and paid,  the composer high compliments, stating tha  manuscript was a valuable concert piece,  and accepting the dedication with tho  greatest pleasure. It will be known In published form as "Homage A. Keubellck."-  It has two movements, an andante and an  allegro in Tarantelle style, the latter movement was the one Mr. Harris wrote against  time last night.  Captain Calhoun Safe  ATLANTIC CITY, February .6.���Captain*  .Davld^Calhoun,-who-was-reported-missing���  in the yacht Dart last Tuesday, put into  the inlet today, alone, nearly dead from  starvation, exposure and loss of sleep. His  crew of two men, one an American named  Peck, and the other a Japanese, he reports  being drowned Tuesday night. The captain  had to rig a new sail himself, the old ono  being swept away. When the gales struck  tho yacht the two men comprising the crew  were ln a dory, drawing a codfish line, Tho  storm was a sudden one, and before any  effort could be made to reach them they  were torn away from their anchors and ho  never saw them again.  Paystreak on the Farm  OGD13NS3URG, New York, February 6.���  Gold has recently been discovered on tho  farm of J. Lincoln Hocklns, of Depyster.  The matter has been kept secret awaiting  the report of an assayer. The report just  mado places the value of the ore'at $75 per  ton. Mr. Hocklns has commenced mining  on a small scale, having taken out a ton  and a half of gold bearing quartz. The vein,  ���was found near the surface and runs Into  the side of a hill. Miners say the find is a  valuable one. Preparations are being mado  for extensive mining operations ln tho  spring.  "  Mayer Fighting Extradition  MINNEAPOLIS, February 6.���After listening for four hours this afternoon to a  heated argument this afternoon, United  States commissioner Howard Abbott, Issued an order for the extradition of Francis Mayer, alleged to have forged debenture bonds of the Yokohama Steam Laundry, Japan. He was arrested ln this city on  December 8th on his way from Japan to  Europe? A writ of habeas corpus will at  once be secured by Mayer's attorneys, and  the case taken to the United States district  court.        '    Quebec's Carnival Drive  QUEP.EC, February G-���The principal  event today In Quebec's week of sport was  the carnival drive, which was an Immense  success, 40,000 people witnessing the passing of the allegorical cars .which were very  fine. The competitions, which will last  throughout the week, will be continued.  Fire in Tamworth  TAMWORTH. Ontario, January 6.���Fire  today destroyed the P.oss drug store and  residence, Johnson's general store, Floyd  & Sons' tailor shop, York & Richardson's  barber shop, O'Brien's shoe shop, and a  double dwelling. The loss Is $20,000; insured  for $15,000.      Suspicious Death  QUEBEC, February 6.���Felix Guillotte, a  ���well known hotel keeper, died suddenly  yesterday morning. Today the police aro  investigating rumors that his death was  caused by poisoning, and sensational deveii  opments aro promised. j  ���:Oi'S; THE KELSON TRIBUNE: THURSDAY MORNING, .FEBRUARY 6, 1902.  1.4  I' <  m  -^.*&*��*&*&-M$* to  mf  ���  .to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  iNCORFORATKn 1670  c 02S&.3P-&- nsrsr  to.  to  Opera Flannel Blouses, Silk Skirts, Ladies' Jackets, Golf Capes, Ladies' Costumes and Furs at largely  reduced prices.  We do not often advertise seecial reductions but  whew   e do they are genuine.  No inferior goods ate bought by us and offered  as so called bargains.  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  FOUNTAIN  PENS  The Fountain Pen  is today looked upon as a necessity by  all business and professional men. It is important that the  pen be perfect. We sell all the standard  makes���"Swan," "Waterman," "Parker," "Turney" and others. Our own  experience of years in the use and sale  of Fountain Pens satisfies us that the  "Swan" has merit over all others; in  fact that it is a perfect pen. Prices  range from $3.00 to ?6.00, the difference  being purely one of size, not of quality.  We guarantee every pen we sell, and  will gladly refund the money paid for  it if it does not more than please the  purchaser. Pens for special uses and to  suit all hands.  M0RLEY& LAING  BOOKSELLERS AND STATIONEES  BAKER STRKIiT. NELSON. B. V.  Showrooms Mason & Ricoh Pianos.  SDJte Sirttasm#  SUBSCRIPTION RATES.  Daily by.man;-one month ...:.......;...$  5Q  "* 1/ally.-Toy mall, three':months 1*  Daily by mail, six months  Z op  Daily by mall, one year ..............^.... 5 W  Semi-weekly by mail; three months ..   ;��  Semi-weekly by mail,- six-months ..... 1 w  Semi-weekly by mail, oneryear 2. OP  �� Postage to Great Britain added.  .    ADVERTISING  RATES.  Display advertisements run regularly^  per Inch per month $4 00  If run less than a'month, per inch per  insertion.     2o  Classified Ads and Legal Notices* per  word. for first Insertion        1  For each additional' Insertion, per  wo rd -        %  Wholeeale   and   Business   Directory-  * Ads (classified) per line per. month.    50 :  Notices of meetings of Fraternal Societies and Trades Unions, per line  per  month- .....................>......���..    25  Address all letters���  THE TRIBUNE ASSOCIATION,  Ltd.    ,  John Houston,' Manager. Nelson; B; C;  who In turn had the patronage of the  Liberal government, and secured a majority of 249 over him   in a vote of 3392  .against 3143. Richardson may be defeated as the Liberal press predicts,  but-if he is it will be surprising if he  'does-not carry the Liberal candidate  down with him.  M. DE  BLOWITZ RETIRES  *-MrM-l-MrM"l��M-  ���H-W-H-M-H-I-I-Ij  + :"������ - '���'.'���''.V ' V ";���" . ���    *  +      NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS'     *'  * BY   CARRIER;; *  **���-������        ���'.������".': #.  ���fr On Saturday next, subscribers   �����,  + whose Tribunes are delivered. by   ���#  ���t- carrier will be .-expected: to- pay ���l*f  + the carrier TWENTYLc*ENTS> the  .*;  ���?��� subscription price for the current  ,��*&  ���i.     WRAlr. 4*i  ���H'"M"1"MvImM-.:M.'H.  The convention of the Liberalscof the!  province, which was convened in Van-f  couver yesterday promises to rival its!  predecessor at the Terminal City.   From',  the press reports received it is evident!  that the machine will be unable to; con-:;  trol the party.   The trouble began with i  the first question raised, respecting the!  formation of the credential���-. committee. -.  It was part of the executive's plan.tot  name   the    credential   committee,    in^  which event by the seating of certain .���  rival delegates from different points it  might:have been able1 to.maintain'rcon-  trol. The first motion made; which-emin-  ated from the Vancouver delegation, up-  SGt this calculation. It called for the formation of a credential committee made  J'P-^f^pne^delegate^from^each^electorali  district.   This senator 'Pempleman-. who  was in the chair, refused to put*.. This  raised a storm of dissent and" the chairman  forced a vote upon whether the  chair should or should not be sustained.  Those opposed to the executive were in  the majority and the vote went against  the senator.   Following this the recommendation of the Vancouver delegation  was accepted.   The effect of this will be  the throwing out of captain John Ir-  ving's Cassiar delegation, as well as the  set of Nanaimo delegates favorable to  the executive.  The decision of the Grit government  of Ontario, to follow in the footsteps of  the Tory government of Manitoba; in  demanding a referendum upon the prohibition issue, has presented- the political press from making very much capital out of the embarrassment of the  respective provincial administrations;  The bye election in Lisgar, Manitoba,  which takes place on the 18th instant,  is being looked forward to with considerable interest by politicians of all  dent in politics, must bid farewell to  whether or not, Richardson, an independent in politics must bid farewell to  public life or not. Richardson was elected one as a straight Liberal, he was  later elected as an independent over a  straight Liberal, and on Tuesday he will  figure in a three-cornered fight with  Liberal and Conservatives- candidates  opposing him. Although the Liberal  press is doing its utmost to discredit  Richardson's strength, the returns in  the previous elections show that he has  been a very considerable political factor  in the past. In the general elections of  1896, when he made the race against  Rogers, who had the patronage of the  . Conservative government, Richardson  secured a majority of 54, the vote standing 2657 against 2603. When the general elections came around again Rich-  jardson made the fight against Winkler,-  "The Embassador of the Times"  A writer in the New York Tribune declares that while William Fullerton, the  new Paris correspondent of the London  Times, may live up to the traditions of  I/Estrange, Oliphant, and the other clever  men who have represented the Thunderer  . on the banks of- the Seine, he doubts if the  American writer will ever attain the position occupied by his predecessor, M. De  Blowitz, for the past thirty years in the!  Parisian world, and in French and international political life. The latter's achievements, the latter adds, are familiar to  'every government of the civilized; world,!  and there are few statesmen or diplomats  of the past thirty years who are ignorant  of the extent to which tne late king Al-  phonso was Indebted to him for his restor-  : ation to the throne of Spain, of the manner in.which on three separate occasions  open breaches between Prance and Ger-  ' many were averted, largely by his agency,  of his.share in bringing about the Congo;  conference, which led to the - creation of;  ,-.the Free State, under the suzerainty of;  king Leopold, and of the powerful support'  . Which he' gave to .the Spanish commissioners at the time of the negotiation at Paris:-  of the treaty of peace between this coun-!  try and Spain, after'the close of the war":  in 1898. ' '     "    ���.   '���  Monarchs and statesmen have frequently!  chosen him as the means of conveying to'  the world messages and explanations which1  they' were anxious should be known in an!  :authoritative manner.   "When   Thiers   was'  ^president'.,of..the French republic, he was!  "so thoroughly' used to using De Blowizt's:  dispatches as the safest way- of co'mmuni-;  ���eating his views to the public, not.only of!  foreign. countries,  but likewise of France;  herself,   that   the   leading  organs   of   the1  Parisian press would either, await the ar���  rival of the Times in order to ascertain the'  /attitude'of their chief magistrate on  the'  .".questions', ofI'the day,  or else would have  'the contents of the Times telegraphed to  .them from London. Later on other French;  statesmen were wont to make use of M..  De Blowitz in the same .manner. Only one1  -.of them not only declined'to hold a conference with M. De Blowitz, but was his  ; openly declared foe.  That was Gambetta,  ���and.had it.not .been for the fact that M.  De Blowitz was.a full-fledged French citizen by naturalization he. would undoubtedly  nave  been  expelled  from  France  at  the  time  Gambetta  became  premier  and  minister of foreign affairs.  The- circumstances of the naturalization  ^of^Mf^De^Blowitz^redound-to-his-creditr  He had been established for* eight or ten  years at Marseilles when the war of ii/70  broke out. Following the crushing reverses  sustained by the French at Sedan, a general call to arms was issued. M. De Blowitz, who was among the first to respond,  enlisted in the national guard at Marseilles, and at the same time took steps to  secure his naturalization as a French citizen. The fact that he should have chosen  that particular moment to give up his Aus-  , trlan nationality for that of a country so  stricken as France was sufficiently unique  to excite U'linirallon on the p.irt of a people so emotional as the French, and his  demand for naturalization elicited from the  authorities to whom it was addressed Ihe  remark "a nation that In the midst of such  catastrophes can recruit citizens like yourself need not despair."  A.s a national guardsman M. Do Blowitz  took- a prominent part in combating the  Commune Insurrection at Marseilles, nnd  when general Esplvent de la Vlllcbolsnet  ultimately crushed the rebellion, M. De  Blowitz was dispatched bv him to Versailles to make a report of the whole affair to  Thiers. He was created a knight of the legion of honor, and promised tho appolnt-  ;tnent of French consul general at Riga.  lt was-while waiting for this appointment  at Marseilles that Fred Marshall, long the  English secretary of the Japanese legation  at Paris,- brought about a meeting between  De Blowitz and Oliphant. The latter, on  learning of the little man's intimacy with  Thiers, requested him to obtain from the  president an interview for the Times,  which De Blowitz proceeded to do with  such success that Oliphant immediately invited him to become his principal assistant,  and to abandon all thoughts of goin-j  abroad in a consular capacity for the  French government. When about a year  later Oliphant resigned from the Times to  come to this country as a member of the  sect of Dr. Harris, at Portland, New York,  De Blowitz succeeded him as principal correspondent at Paris, a post which he has  retained until now.  Of course M. Do Blowitz has had enemies, and to some of them may be traced  the report that he was not wholly incorruptible. But it Is claimed that there Is  not the shadow of foundation for any such  suspicion. His wife, who left him her entire  fortune at her death, was an extremely  rich woman, added to which he received a  princely salary from the Times, as well as  a large allowance for entertainment, under  the head of "table money."  His nickname of "Ambassador of the  Times," has been something more than a  mere empty title. For he has certainly been  treated in the official and diplomatic world  of Paris as the representative of a groat  power rather than a mere correspondent,  and French cabinet ministers, foreign ambassadors, and statesmen have been wont  to gather around his hospitable board in  the Avenue Marceau to meet royal princes  and even crowned heads.  PLANS FILED BY THE G. P. R.  Tor Coast-Kootenay Road  Arrangements are being perfected by the  Canadian Pacific Railway Company for the  construction of aline of railway connecting  Spence's Bridge on the main line and Midway, the present terminus of the Columbia  & Western. Plans were recently, filed showing the route of this new railway. After  leaving Spence's Bridge it will take a  southerly direction, passing through Nicola and Ashen Grove to Princeton, the  chief town in the Similkameen mining district. The railroad will then take an easterly route towards Penticton, at the foot of  Okanagan lake, and from there will climb  the divide separating the Okanagan river  from the west fork of Kettle river. It will  follow the valley of the west fork of Rock  creek and thence to Midway.  While the contemplated railway will not  make the most direct route from the Coast  to Kootenay, the company contend that it  will afford as quick and easy means of  communication between the Coast and  Kootenay as can be secured by any competitive route. The railway will pass  through distrcts that have only been waiting transportation facilities to ensure  rapid development. Similkameen is rich in  copper deposits and coal measures. The  country to the north, Nicola, offers many  Inducements to the cattle man and agriculturalist, and the country tributary to the  west fork of Kettle river is rapidly coming  to the front because of the richness of its  mineral resources.  In this connection it may be stated that  there is an unconfirmed rumor that the  Canadian Pacific Railway Company will secure the Midway & "Vernon charter and  build this line in order that the west fork  may be more fully opened tip.  The C. P. R. company had evdently the  building of this road in view for some time.  During the past summer a big barge was  built on Okanagan lake. It was not needed  for ordinary traffic on the lake and the  supposition is that Princeton will be made  a base for supplies and the barge used for  conveying freight from the terminus of the  Shuswap & Okanagan railway at the head  of the lake to Penticton.  #'  **i  INDIVIDUALITIES  The record for a long distance run with  an electric automobile is that of M. Kreig-;  er, from Paris to Chatellerault, about 191  miles, in fifteen and a quarter hours with-,  out any recharging of the accumulators.  John Fraser, a son of F. Marion Crawford's sister, Mrs. Hugh Fraser, has just'  proved himself of writing blood by the  publication in London of his first novel,  entitled "Death, the Showman," which is  soon to be brought out in this country.  He has lived all his life abroad and has  recently joined his mother in New York,  where she will stay for several months.  ���IS  to  to  9*  9\  to  to  to  9\  to  to  to  to  9\  9\  9\  9\  to  9)  m  to  to  to  9\  NEW SPRING AND SUMMER DRY GOODS ��  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  00.  is;  36   BAKER   STREET  NELSON,   B.C.  9}  9\  9\  9\  to  to  9\  9\  9\  to  to  to  m  J#  his rank and experience. The department  is therefore disposed to facilitate captain  Hobson's desire to be placed on the retired list. Representative Bankhead of Alabama, whose seat in congress captain Hobson is said to want, has many friends in  the house, and they will probably, prevent  the passage of a bill providing for the constructor's retirement.  WILL HAVE 800 TONS READY  Frank Gardner, the American millionaire,  who was recently divorced from his wife,  .formerly Carrie Daniels, an actress, is the  last survivor of the little group headed by  Barney Barnato who made large fortunes  out of the South African mines. Every one  of these men, beginning with Barnato, and  excepting Mr. Gardiner, has met death in  some mysterious manner. Mr. Gardiner has  recently been interested in the manufacture of automobiles.  The great grandmother of William Jennings Bryan, Mrs. Mary Gano Cobb of Ko-  komo, Indiana, was ninety-nine years old  on January 11th. Her father, the late David  Gano, was a soldier in the revolutionary  war. Jler first husband was Louis H. Bry-  -^an���a'veteran"of"the"war"of"1812r~After~his  death she married Stephen Cobb, who has  been dead fifty years. Mr. Cobb was born  in Frankfort, Kentucky, on January 11th,  1S03.  The count of Turin, who is expected in  New York In a few weeks, is a brother of  the duke of Aosta, and a cousin of the  king of Italy. He has just passed his 31st  year, and of all the princes of the House of  Savoy, he is said to be the most popular.  He is an officer of the Italian army, and  Intensely patriotic. In *S97 his countrymen  went wild with enthusiasm about him,  when he defended the honor of his brother  oflicer by fighting a duel with prince Henri  of Orleans, who had Impugned the courage of the Italian army men and aspersed  their valor for having let the Abysinnians  put them to rout.  Professor Davis, traveling under the  management of Thearle <<i Hanford of Chicago, delivered a series of lectures in Huron, South Dakota, last month upon liquid  air, in which he claimed that It was a panacea for all blood disorders. He invited  hearers having warts, cancers or bolls, to  try the remedy, and the Rev. R. A. Van-  derlas allowed him to freeze a boil on his  wrist. Gangrene set in and the minister has  been confined to his bed ever since, and  his life was barely saved from blood poisoning. Now he has made a demand on  Messrs. Thearle & Hanford for $5000 damages.  Metal Quotations  LONDON. February 6.���Lead, ��11, 7s, fid.  NEW YORK, February 0-Close.���Copper,  firm; lead, steady, $4.10; bar silver, 55*4;  Mexican dollars, 43%.  Tho petitions of Mrs. William Astor,  Hamilton Fish, Samuel Huntington and  William E. Schemmerhorn to be made citizens of Newport, Rhode Island, have been  -granted. This action has been taken under  a law passed three years ago by the Rhode  Island General Assembly, by which citizens may declare their intention of becoming citizens of the state. The act gives  them a status which prevents the tax assessors of New York from levying upon  their personal property and also frees them  from the burdens of the inheritance tax.  El bridge T. Gerry was the first resident of  New York to obtain a certificate of citizenship under it, and since then his example has been followed by Robert Goelet,  Ogden Goelet, James Brown Potter, Robert  la. Gerry Mrs, F. Brockstolt Cutting, I.  Townsend Burden and William Cutting,  Jr.  Trout Lake's Winter Shipments  A few days more will complete the upraise on the Nettie L. This will give a  depth from the surface of over 400 feet and  about 259 feet clear of stoping ground. Besides the lead from which the ore was  taken; last year and which will probably  furnish a great portion of the 800 .tons  which it is intended .shall be got out before sleighing breaks up. The men working  on the upraise have, been following on the  footwall a streak of from 9 to 18 Inches of  fine ore. Answering a question put to him  by J. J. Sullivan, AVilliam Pool, the man  ager of the mine, said that he expects to  send out before sleighing breaks up from"  SOO to 1000 tons of ore.. Continuing, he said  it was the intention of the company to  continue shipping ore all-summer, this being rendered "quite possible by the fact  that a good ; wagon road was now constructed to the lower workings through'  which all the ore mined in the future will  be delivered.       '  The completion of the new upraise besides employing a greatly increased force  of men means greater expedition in getting out ore. Last year the great bulk of'  the shipment had to be winlassed from the  stopes to the'upper tunnel, now, ail ore  mined will be dumped into chutes penetrating to the lower tunnel and delivered-  from these to the. ore house by car, a1  method more expeditious than the former.  The opening up of spring and the cora-  mencement of navigation ought to see  awaiting shipment at Trout Lake at least'  1500 tons of ore furnished by the two principal mines in the district, the Nettie L  and the Silver Cup, and before the end  of this year it is not too much to expect  that at least a thousand tons more will be  added to this amount, the contributions of  all the other developing properties, together with what the Nettle L. will mine  in addition. This with the opening up of the  new railroad is likely to create a prosperity  jvhich wjH amply reward those who have  waited so long and patiently for the much  talked of boom.���Trout Lake Topic.  Matrimonial Intentions Denied  ROME, February G.���A dispatch to the  Tribunal from Milan says there is no foundation for the report that the count of Turin, prince Vlttorio Emanuele of Savoy  Aosta, a cousin of the king of Italy, is  about to visit the United States with matrimonial intentions. This Is the second report of visits of members of the Italian  toyal family to the United States which  has recently been denied. A news agency of  February 1st asserted, ln a dispatch from  Rome, that the dowager queen Margherlta  intended visiting the United States incognito, as countess Slunlnlo. The report was  investigated by the Associated Press und  found to be a canard, us announced on  February 2nd.  Female Assassins  ST. PETERSBURG, February C.���An Investigation by the Associated Press of the  report published by a news ugency in the  United States yesterday that there had  been a wholesale delivery at the female  prison at Smolensk and that the women  had killed 3S guards while escaping, converting the prison into a shambles, turns  out to have been a gross exaggeration.  Tho facts In the case are that' two of the  female prisoners at the Smolensk prison,  on January Sth. killed two of their female  guards and escaped in the latter's clothing.  The two women have since been captured.  recorded when the adjournment was taken  at 1 o'clock: Albln had beaten Mortimer,  Tarrasch and Gunsberg had drawn, Marshall had defeated Schlechter, Wolff had  gone down before Meises, and Scheve and  Reggio had drawn. .  KOOTENAY....  COFFEE CO.  ************************  Coffee Roasters  Dealer-*, in Tea and Coffee  ************************  We are offering at lowest prices the best  grades o Ceylon, India, China and Japan  Teas.  Our Bear, Motha and Java Coffee, per  pound |  46  Mocha and Java Blend, 3 pounds  1 00  Choice Blend Coffee, 4 pounds  1 00  Special E'.and Coffee, 6 pounds  1 00  Rio Blend Coffee, 6 pounds. ,.. 1 00  Special Blend Coylon Tea, per -pound 90  A TRIAL ORDER SOLICITED.  KOOTENAY COFFEE GO.  Telephone"177.  P. 0. Box 182.  WEST BAKER STREET, NELSON.  c 03v^^-A.isr-5r  OFFICE: BAKER STREET WEST, NEIS0*(, B. C  TELCF-HOPE |(0. 218.   P. 0. MX MS.  IN PRIZES  FIFTH ANNUAL  WINTER  CARNIVAL  tyARBLE, BUILDING STONE,  BRICK AND LIIVIE .....  The Mansfield Manufacturing' Company-  have the above mentioned building materials  for sale at reasonable prices. Special quotations to builders and contractors for large  orders.  ORDERS BY MAIL ATTENDED TO PROMPTLY  OFFICE:    BAKER STREET WEST, flEISON, B. C. TELEPHONE NO. 21ff,    P. 0. BOX 6*8,  THURSDAY,  FRIDAY,  AND SATURDAY  February 20 to 22  1902  In his efforts to obtain retirement and  enter Southern politics, it is said that captain Richmond Pearson Hobson, the Mer-  rimac hero, has encountered a seiinii.1- obstacle. The naval retiring board, which examined him last week, has reported to secretary Long that he is lit for service, and  should be retained on active duty. Captain  Hobson's efforts to retire, however, are  understod to meet with the unqualified approval of the navy department. His position in the service is rather anomalous,  and no one knows this better than captain  Hobson. He has the rank of captain, when  ho has onlv had the service of a young  constructor. Tie is now on duty with the  Charleston Exposition, and when this  comes to a close it will be difficult to provide him with an assignment suitable to  Big Stock Deal  AVINNIPEG, February <"*���Bar "V" ranch,  formerly owned by the Northwest Cattle  Company; has been purchased by George  Lane, of Calgary, and Messrs. Gordon,  Ironsides and Fares. The deal involved in  horses, cattle, land nnd improvements over  $200,000. The ranch is finely situated and  is the most complete in Alberta.  Young Griffo Goes Insane  CHICAGO, February C���Young Griffo, the  pugilist, was adjudged insane today and  ordered to be sent to an insane asylum.  During the cold snap Griffo's feet and  hands were frozen, and although it was not  found necessary to operate on him, the  pain is said to have done much to unsettle  the patient's mind.  Death of an Official  OMAHA, February G.���-...afayette. A. Garner, general western superintendent of the  American Express Company, died here last  ni-iht.   International Chess  MONTE CARLO, February 6.���Play In  the international chess tournament, now  in progress in this city, was resumed this  morning.  The following results had been  Grand "Hockey Tournament, (for the  senior and junior hockey championships  of the province,) Five Skating Races,  Six Snoeshoe Races, Ski Running and  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.  WHOLESALE DIRE0T0BY  ASSAYERS' SUPPLIES.   W. F. TEETZEL & CO.���CORNER OF  Baker and Josephine Streets, Nelson.  wholesale dealers ' ln assayers' supplies.  Agents for Denver Fire Clay' Company.  ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES.  Hkootenay~ electric   supply   &  Construction Company���Wholesale deaferfr  ln telephones, annunciators, bells, batteries, electric fixtures and appliances. Houston Block, Nelson.  FRSH AND SALT Mj^TS.  P. BURNS & CO., "BAKER STREET.  Nelson, wholesale dealers ln fresh and  cured meats. Cold storage.  GROCRIES.      _  kootenay supply COMPANY, LIM-i  ited,   "Vernon   Street,   Nelson,   wholesalo  grocers. ;* ���'  JOHN CHOLDITCH #;. .jCO. ��� FRONT  Street, Nelson, wholesale grocers.  A. MACDONALD & CO.-CORNER OF** J  Front and Hall Streets, Nelson, wholesale- j  grocers and jobbers in blankets, gloves. >i  mitts, boots, rubbers, rpackinaws, and rain -:;  ers' sundries.  J. Y. GRIFFIN & C���FRONT STREET'.:,  Nelson, wholesale dealers In provisions;.!  cured meats, butter and eggs.  . W  LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  TAX NOTIOE.  Notice   is   hereby given,   in   accordance  with ��� the statutes, that provincial revenue  tax,   and  all   assessed   taxes  and  income  tax, assessed and levied under the Assessment Act and amendments,  are now due  and  payable  for  the year 1902.   All  taxes  due and collectable for the Nelson Assessment District are now due and payable at  my office, situate at the court house. Ward  street,   Nelson.    This  notice,   In   terms  of  law, is equivalent to a personal demand by  me upon all persons liable for taxes.  HARRY WRIGHT,  Assessor and Collector,  Nelson Postoffice.  Dated at Nelson, 13th January, 1902.  PROVINCIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE.  His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor in  Council has been pleased to make the following appointment:  TURNER,    BEETON    &   CO.���CORNEJH;  Vernon   and    Josephine    Streets,    NeUson-,.  wholesale  dealers   in  liquors,   cigars,, and!  dry. goods. Agents for Pabst Brewing: Com- ]  pany of Milwaukee and Calgary Brewing* '���  Company of Calgary.  BUSINESS DIRECTORY.  '   AROTrmECTS;   A.   C.   EWART,  ARCHITECT���ROOM 3,. i  Aberdeen Block, Baker Street, Nelson.  DRAYAGE.  FURNITURE, PIANOS, SAFES, ETC.,,:  moved carefully at reasonable rates. Ap���;  ply J. T. Wilson, Phone 270, Prosser's Second Hand Store, Ward Street  FURNITURE.  D. J. ROBERTSON & CO., FURNITURE! i'  dealers, undertakers, and ombalmers. Day' ;  'phone No. 292, night 'phone No. 207. Next; j  rtew postoffice building, Vernon Street,. :"|  Nelson.    .-'j  NOTICES ^MEETINGS.  FRATERNAL SOCIETIES.  KOOTENAY TENT N^xX^TbTTTM^  Regular meetings first- and third Thursdays of each month. Visiting Sir Knights  are cordially invited to attend. Dr. W.  Rose, K. K.; A. W. Pwrdy, Com.; O. A.  Brown, P. C.  NELSON LODGES, NO. 23, A. F. &  A. M��� meets second Wednesday In (  each  month.   Sojourning  brethren,  invited.  NELSON   AERIE,   *NO.   22,   F.   O.   B.��� 1  Meets  second  and  fourth   Wednesday  ot i  each   month   at   Fraternity  Hall.   George  Bartlett, president; J,. V. Morrison, secretary.  NELSON ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER NO. ���  123, G. R. C���Meets third Wednesday. Sojourning companions invited. George Johnstone, Z.; Thomas J. ��� Sims, S. E.  TRADES AND Ii-ABOR UNIONS.  MINERS' UNION, NO 96, W. F. of M.���i  Meets ln Miners' Union Hall, northwest 1  corner of Baker and-Stanley Streets, every!  Saturday evening at S o'clock. Visiting!  members welcome. J. Rj McPherson, presl-i  dent; James Wilks, secretary. Union scale]  of wages for Nelson district per shift: Ma-J  chine men $3.50, hammeramen $3.25, muck-!  ers, carmen, shovelers, and other under-(  ground laborers J3.  JOURNEYMEN  BARBERS'   INTERNA-  tlonal  Union of  America,  Local  No.  19S, ]  Nelson,  B.    C.   Meets   every   second   and]  fourth Monday in each month, at 8 o'clock 1  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. McFee, secretary.  CARPENTERS' UNION MEETS WED-  nesday evening of each week at 7 o'clock,  in Miners' Union Hall. John Burns, sr.,  president, William Raynard, secretary.  PAINTERS' UNION MEETS THE FIRST  and third Fridays 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. Fortier, 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 16Z. gSsai^'lSSaSESS  sm&tsgm��m&  THE NELSOH TRIBUNE: THURSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 6, 1902  BANK OF MONTREAL  CAPITAL. aU paid up $12,000,000.00  REST    7-000.000.00  UNDIVIDED PROFITS       876 681.61  Lord Strathoona and Mount Royal ...President  Hon. George A. Drummond ..... .Vice-President  B. 8. Clovston .... ��� General Manager  NELSON BRANCH  Corner Baker and Kootenay I  A. H. BUCHANAN,  Streets,  Manager.  Branohes In London (England) New York,  Chicago, and all the principal oitiea ln Canada.  Buy and sell Sterling Sxohango and Cable  Transfers.  Grant Commercial and Travelers' Credits,  available in any part of the world.  Drafts Issued, Collections Made, Etc.  Saving's Bank Branch  CUKRENT RATS OF INTEREST PAID.  OLD FASHIONED EXECUTIONS  THE CANADIAN  BANK OF COMMERCE  . WITH WHICH 18 AMALGAMATED  THE BANK OF  BRITISH COLUMBIA.  HEAD OFFICE: TORONTO.  Paid-up Capital, ���     -     $8,000,000  Reserve Fund,       ....  $2,000,000  ACGRECATE RESOURCES OVER $65,000,000;  IMPERIAL BANK  OIF    G-^1iTJ\ DA  Hon, Geo. A. Cox,  President.  B   E. Walker,  Qeneral Manager  London Offlce, 60 Lombard Street, H. O.  New York  Office, 16   Exchange   Place.  and 68 Branches in Canada and the  United Statos.  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT:  Interest allowed on deposits.   Present rate  three per cent.  GRANGE V. HOLT,  Managor Nelson Branch.  Were Shocking but Merciful  Was civilization wise when it abandoned the axe as a means of mortal ex-  ecution, and substituted, flrst the rope,  ��� and then, in some countries, the garrote,  and a few of the American states, the  electric chair?  Is death by such methods quicker,  surer and more merciful than upon the  block?  To these questions an American physician of reputation answers "No," and  as he recently witnessed an execution in  which the old-fashioned axe was used,  and carefully noted the results as compared with those achieved at a Kentucky  hanging, his word must be received  - with a good deal of consideration.  In Prussia where the old-fashioned execution was witnessed, a condemned  criminal is led to the fatal, block and his  head chopped off with identically the  same sort of an axe as that which was  used to put a period to the career of  . Charles I in the tower of London on  that fateful 30th of January, 252 years  ago. Practically the only difference between the twentieth century execution  and that of the time of Cromwell is  that; the condemned is not put to death  ., publicly.  In many parts of the German empire  ; the guillotine has taken the place of the  .   gallows and the block,  but in Prussia,  old-fashioned justice clings tenaciously  to the old fashions,.and neither the rope  nor the automatic knife nor the power  of electricity has been able to displace  the broad-axe as the law's official implement of death.   The only concession  to modern'sentiment is in the gard of  "the executioner;   This functionary.does  not, as in earlier times, dress in doublet  and  hose   and   hide   his   ensanguined  ,   identity behind a frightsome mask.   In-  .   stead, he appears at the execution garbed in a frock coat of sombre hue and  correct cut, and he wears upon his head  even when delivering the death stroke,  a tall silk hat.   His three assistants are  similarly attired.    Why this garb was  ��� chosen no .one can say authoritively.   It  is one of those   things   the   origin   of  which appears to have been forgotten  with the originators.   But it is the lawful customs, prescribed in  the regulations, -which apply also to the 12 civilian  witnesses who must attend an  execution, with the result that a stranger witness is unable to say until the axe has  fallen which of the other 15 silk-hatted,  frock-coated individuals grouped about  him is the man who lives by death.  . It is not often that a stranger is admitted to an execution in Prussia.   Dr.  Henry Wesley, of Baltimore, who has  '��� just returned from a year's tour in Europe,   was,   through   the   influence   of  certain high officials in Prussia, chosen  as one of the twelve civilians invited to  witness the mortal finish of one Franz  Deppe, who had been sentenced to death  for murdering a 7-year old girl.   The execution took place in Flensburg, which  is in, Sj;hlesburg-HoIsteln,,near the Danish frontier.   Deppe had been convicted  on evidence purely circumstantial.    He  vwas a sheep herder, and a beetle-browed,  repulsive looking man of medium size  and of a low order ot* intelligence.   He  was of extraordinary   strength   physically, however, and it was expected that  his  finish  would be marked by a remarkable . scene when the executioner's  assistants   undertook  to  strap  him   to  the block. , The executioner, Herr Reindell, who travels from place to place in  Prussia as his services are needed, had  been warned to be  on  his  guard  with  Deppe, and he had cautioned his assistants,- all burly men themselves, to be  ��� ready to seize and bind at word.   It was  , this situation which interested Dr. Wesley in the case.  The execution was scheduled for July  ftth.   On the evening of  July  2nd.   Dr.  Wesley received from the Kreis-artz, or  district surgeon, a card of admission to  the jail courtyard which read:  CARD OF ADMISSION  To the vard of the District Prison  Friday, July 5th, 1901  6 a. m. sharp.  Dr. H. Wesley  The First State's attorney pro tern.  SCHROEDER.  Flensburg, July 2nd, 1901.  Accompanying this card was a note  'fro-ji the nobleman from whom it was  obtained, and which prescribed the garb  to be worn. It read as follows:  My dear H.���Inclosed I send you card  of admission for the execution. You  must, under no circumstances, speak of  this, as the time of execution must be  kept secret. Dress, black coat and high  hat.   Yours, VON F.  It was lacking just ten minutes of  the hour of six when Dr. Wesley presented himself at the prison gates. His  card was taken by an attendant, and  he was led through the prison to another gate opening upon a small courtyard. Here he fond the first state's  attorney and the second state's attorney, accompanied by their secretaries,  standing besides a small table, upon  which were spread the legal papers in  the case, and which contained also r  crucifix and two candles. The attorneys  wore their robes of -black, with velvet  skullcaps. Behind them were grouped  the other witnesses who had arrive*'  earlier, and the prison guards, who  wore swords. Near one end of the table  ���was the head block separated from the  body block by a space of a foot and a  half, the space being filled in with a  zinc kettle, the purpose of which may  be guessed. On the other side of the  block was a smaller table covered with  a white cloth, and under this cloth  was the axe���the handle ready to the  hand of the headsman. At the end of  the courtyard near the great gates  which were open for the condemned's  passage into eternity lay an open coffin,  partly filled with shavings and sawdust.  "I had nerved myself for a most brutal exhibition," Dr. Wesley said in telling of the beheading. "I recalled a  hanging I had witnessed in Frederick-  ton, when the stethescope told me 16  minutes after the drop fell that the condemned man was alive and breathing.  The horror of that time was sure to be  eclipsed, I thought, by this execution,  and I was more than half sorry I was  there. The faces of all the officials and  witnesses and the prison guards were  pale and their attitudes tense and expectant. There was no whispering, no  movement, nothing but a strained waiting for the dreadful moment.  ' ?fhe prison bells tolled the hour, and  upon the stroke the great doors at the  end of the courtyard swung wide to admit the condemned. On One side of him  walked the prison inspector, on the  other side a priest. Deppe halted for a  moment and looked defiantly down the  courtyard. He was clad only in trousers and undershirt, with his coat  thrown loosely across his shoulders.  Urged by the inspector, he marched up  to the table presided over by the state's  attorneys. The priest fell back a few  paces and the executioner stepped over  between the block and the table covered  with the white cloth, from which point  he eyed Deppe rather nervously^ I  thought. The proceeding was extremely solemn and decorous.  "Taking up the papers in the case,  the first state's attorney read aloud in  a dry, rasping voice the findings of the  trial court and jury, and the sentence  of death. During the reading all .the  prison officials stood at attention, with  the right hand to cap visor. Deppe  stared dully into the face of the reader,  as one without the faintest interest in  the record. The affirmation of the sentence by the court of appeals was read  in the same unpleasant voice, and then  the paper which contained the refusal  of the emeperor to extend executive  clemency,, and which ended with the  words, "Given on board our yacht the  Hohenzollern." The state's attorney  held this paper out before the doomed  man, and pointing to the signature,  'Wilhelm, I. R.' 'You see?' he said.  Deppe only shrugged his shoulders.  "After a moment's impressive silence,  the state's attorney said: 'Now, Deppe,  do you, in the face of immediate death,  desire tp ease your conscience by free  confession? Or uo you still stick to your  lie? The prisoner spoke then for the  first time, "I have nothing to confess,"-  he said.  "Then came the dramatic moment,  The state's attorney raised his hand;  and said to Herr Rendell, 'Do you  duty.' The executioner waved his  hand at his assistants. On the instant  one of them seized the coat... and tore  Capital (paid up)   -   $2,600,000  Rest       -     __ -_ $1,860,000  HEAD  OFFICE. TORONTO, ONTARIO.  Branches in Northwest Territories, Provinces of  British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.  H. S. HOWLAND President  D. R. WILKIE General Manager.  E. HAY Inspector.  NELSON   BRANCH,  BURNS BLOCK.  . A general banking business transacted.  Savings Department,���Deposits received and  interest allowed.  Drafts sold, available in all part of Canada,  United States and Europe.  Special attention given to coll       ns.  J. M. LAY, Manager.  manners were those of one withdrawing  from a banquet hall.  "I was told that Herr Reindell receives 200 marks, or about $50 for an  execution. One of the prison officials  accounted in a measure for the dread  certainty of the executioner's stroke by  telling me that the blade and handle of  the axe were hollow, and that the. hollow space was partly filled with quicksilver. This metal, flowing into the  blade, on the downward stroke, added  to its weight and assisted in driving it  through flesh and bone.  "Judging from my own observation, I  should say that all the years that have  elapsed since beheading went- out of  fashion in other parts of Europe, we  have not been able to-produce a substitute which is at one an .the same  time so terrifying and so merciful to  the condemned as the old chopping  block. It. is better than hanging, more  certain even than electricity and more  sudden that the garrote. It has also  that quality of horror which serves better .than any other method ever devised,'  except, perhaps, the rack, to hold the  criminally inclined within bounds."���  Detroit Free Press.  to  to  to  to  to  to  9\  to  to  ****  189Q���ESTABLISHED IN "KP1L8QN- 19Q2  | Jacob Dover   The Jeweler  Nelson, B. C.  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It was  done so quickly and so clear and clean  was the cut that the condemned man's  head was cut off and by the hands ^of  the assistant, who had not released his  hold upon it, was' laid besides the block  while we were straining to meet the  climax.  "Herr Reindell, with a back swing  from the block, laid the axe upon the  table and drew the cover across it, saying at the same time: 'Mr. First  State's attorney, the sentence has been  carried out.'  "It was true. The head was off, the  dead man, almost before he knew it.  There had been no struggle, no distressing battle against a fate that could  not be beaten off. Deppe was taken as  much by surprise, as were the witnesses,  and if he intended to resist he had  waited just that one instant too long.  By the prison inspector' watch exactly  27 seconds and no'more elapsed between  the time when the stae's attorney said:  Do your duty,' and the time when  Deppe's head was laid upon the floor  besides the block.  "Instead of a bloody spectacle it was  a clean execution. The trunk of the  :lead man fell toward into the space  between the block table and the block.  What blood there was ran out of view  into the zinc receptacle. When the  arteries had ceased to flow Herr Reindell signed to his assistants to lift the  body, and it was placed at once in the  coffin. He himself lifted the head by  the hair, and laid it beside the trunk,  i card bearing the address of the anatomical institute of the university of  Keil was tacked upon it, and the corpse  was taken away.  "While I was still marveling at the  celerity of the execution an attendant  came from the prison with a bowl of  streaming water and a napkin. Herr  Reindell dipped his fingers daintily into  the bowl, dried them upon the napkin,  bowed politely to the state's attorneys  and the witnesses, and withdrew.    His  Will Be Soon Utilized  ?rhe development of 3000 horse-power  on the Kettle river at Cascade, 15 miles  east of Grand Forks, will soon be an  accomplished-fact The work has been  in progress for nearly two years. Electrical power will be conveyed by wire  to the various mining camps, thus reducing the cost of mining development.  Several of :the smelters are also figuring in utilizing the same energy. Spring  will see the plant. in operation; The  cheapening of power as compared with  steam will permit the handling of mineral bodies that now cannot be worked.  The Cascade power is controlled by  the London &British/ Columbia Gold-  fields Company, of, London, England.  At Cascade, the Kettle river rushes  through a rock gorge for a distance of  half a mile, and has a natural fall of  121 feet. A dam 400 feet long and 50  feet high has been constructed at the  head of the gorge, which ��� raises the  water 36 feet above the natural level,  thus giving a working head of 156 feet  at low water.  The permanent water level will be 10  feet below the top of the dam. Provision has. also been made to control the  water level during periods of high water  by a series of sluice ways.  From the dam the water is to be conveyed to the power house, first by an  open cut 233 feet long, thence through  a tunnel though the solid rock a distance of 410 feet, the tunnel being 12x14  feet,-thence to an open cut in the rock  a distance of 500 feet; from this point,  where a concrete bulkhead will be built,  ithe water will be conveyed though a  circular flume 12 feet in diameter to the  power house. About 35,000 cubic yards  of rock have been excavated from these  cuts. The areas are so large that no  appreciable loss of water will occur, and  =th~e"~*w��ter~~will^ente^  head about equal to the level of the  water in the dam.  The power house is nearing completion. It is a fire-proof structure of  stone and brick, 215x45 feet in size, and  is situated at the foot of the falls, 2000  feet from the dam.  Electrical machinery of the most improved pattern, together with six tur^  bine wheels of the. horizontal type, are  now being manufactured especially for  this plant.  At tho outset the horse-power developed will be 3000, but later it is expected that a maximum of 0000 horsepower will be reached." A right of way  has been cleared from Cascade to Phoe-:  nix via Grand Forks, a distance of 21  miles. This clearing is 122 feet wide.  Two separate duplicate lines are being  constructed. The poles have already  been erected. A. heavy copper wire  will be used for the transmission of the  electrical energy. ..^  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 aa 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 wlilch proves unsatisfactory..  If Brown said so it's right.  January 14th, 1902.  sU&^^UirtCibp   rrU,^  OdS) /Ufru^  ROCK  CLASSIFIED ADS.  ARTICLES FOR SALE,  tSFJV**�� -^CHINES OF ALL KINDS  for sale or rent at the Old CurlosltySho^  ���**��J,��, ���LET.-FOUU ROOM COTTAGE ON  Park street, opposite hospital. Rent lnclud-  Jns water m per month. Apply E. Ki*by\  next door to Rossland Hotel, Vernon street.  P. Burns & Co.  LODGERS.  ��iFOi?. ���5��iyiU- AND TABLE BOARD. AP-  stlee?      nousa west ��*f Ward on Victoria  ELM  COMFORTABLY FURNISHED ROOMS  to rent on Silica street, between Ward and  Kootenay streets. Apply L. Peters.  EMPLOYMENT AGENCY.  Hockey Sticks  Boys Sticks    ,  Hockey Pucks  Ping Pong  .  ,-��� 40c  . 25c  . 35c  $3.20  Canada Drag & Book Co.  WESTERN CANADIAN EMPLOYMENT  Agency. Wanted help of all kinds. Storage  for household and other goods. Skates  sharpened at 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.  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers in Meats  . ���"' "l-v -���*****���  Markets .at  Nekon,  Rossland,   Trail,  Kaalo, Ymlr,  Saadon,  SUverton, New  Uenver, Revelstoke, Ferguson Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade City, Mid  way, and Vancouver.  Head Office at  NELSON, B. O.  West Kootenay Butcher Co,  ALL KINDS OF  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  K. W. 0 BLOCK  WARD STREET  & & TRAVES, Manager  Porto Rico Lumber Co.  (LIMITED)  Rough and  Dressed  Lumber  Shingles  Mouldings  A-1 White Pine Lurr-jber Always in  StoGk>  We  carry a complete   stock of  OcaBt Flooring, Ceiling, Inside Finish, Turned Work, Sash and Doors.  ^Speeial^bM^  prompt attention.  Porto Rico Lumber Co.Ltd.  CORNER OF  HKNDRYX AND VffiRNON BTRHKIT8  r FOR SALE���THREE HUNDRED HENS.  Inquire Hurry's Poultry Ranch, Fairview,  P. O. Box 603. ���    -  GIRL WANTED.  "WANTED���A WOMAN OR GIRL TO  help with housework and baby. Good  wages. Apply to John Hutcheson, Cranbrook, B. C.  TREMONT HOUSE  1831 TO B31IBAKBR STREET, NELSON  4MEP.ICAJI AND EUROPEAN  PLANS  HENRY G. JOLT DE LOTBXNH3RE.  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  sarve in the Legislative Assemly of our  Province  of British   Columbia,   at Our  City of Victoria,��� Greeting.  =--=----=-A-PROCLA1VIATION.-���=^=  MEALS 25 GENTS  Rooms Lighted by Electricity and Heated oy Steam 26 Cents to SI  IMPERIAL BBEWfflG COMPANY  EMERSON & REISTERER.  A Factory Fire  CHICAGO, February G.��� The plant of the  Wireton Heating Company at "Wireton,  was completely destroyed by fire this morning, causing a loss of $300,000. The company is"*a manufacturer of heating apparatus. . ,      .  NOTICE.        " ~~  Notice is hereby given that I intend to  apply at the next sitting of the board of  licensa commissioners for the City of Nelson, to be held after the expiration of  thirty days from the date hereof, for a  transfer of the retail liquor license now  held by me for the "Grand Hotel." situate  on Vernon street in the City of Nelson, on  the east half of lot 4, block 2, sub-dlvlsion  of lot 95, group 1, "West Kootenay district,  to John Biomberg of the City of Nelson.  GUS  NELSON.  "Witness: A. BENSON.  Dated this second day of January, 1902.  N��TI0]B*  IN .THE SUPREME COURT OF BRITISH  COLUMBIA.  In the matter of the "Winding Up Act,  Chapter 129 of the revised statutes of  Canada and amending acts, and In the  matter of tho Athabasca Gold Mine, Limited.  Notice ia hereby given that the honorable  the chief justice has fixed Friday the 17th  day of January, 1902, at the hour of 11  o'clock In the forenoon at the Law Courts,  New "Westminster, British Columbia, as  tho time and place for the appointment of  an oilicial liquidator of the above named  company. J.  J.   CAMBRIDGE,  District Registrar.  Separate sealed tenders, addressed to the  undersigned will be received at this oflice  until Tuesday, February 25th, inclusively,  for the construction of the armories at the  following pluces:  1st. Revelstoke, B. C.  2nd. Kamloops, B. C.  3rd. Kaslo, B. C.  . 4th. Nelson, B. C.  Plans and specifications can be seen and  forms of tenders obtained for Revelstoko  and Kaslo on application to the postmasters at thoso places; at Nelson at the oflice  of Mr. J. A. Macdonald, architect, Nelson;  for Kamloops at the offlce 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 signatures.  Each tender must be accompanied by an  accepted check on a chartered bank, made  payable to the order of the honorable the  minister of public works, equal to ten per  cent (10 p.c.) of the amount of tho tender,  which will be forfeited If the party decline to enter Into a contract when called  upon to do so, or if ho fail to complete tho  work contracted for. If the tender be not  accepted the check will be returned.  The department does not bind Itself to accept the lowest or any tender. By order,  FRED GELINAS, Secretary.  Department of Public "Works,  Ottawa, January 25th, 1902.  Newspapers inserting this advertisement  without authority from the department will  not be said for It.  D. M. Eberts, Attorney General.  Whereas we are desirous and resolved as  soon as may be, to meet Our people of Our  Province of British Columbia, and to have  their advice in Our Legislature:  Now, Know Ye, that for divers causes  and considerations, and taking Into consideration the ease and convenience of our  loving subjects. We havo thought fit, by  and with the advice of Our Executive  Council, to hereby convoke, and by these  presents ynjoin 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 Provinco, at Our  City of Victoria, FOR THE DISPATCH OF  BUSINESS, to treat, do, act and conclude  upon those things which In Our Legislature of tho Province of British Columbia,  by tho Common Council of Our said Province may, by tho favor of God, bo ordained.  In testimony whereof, we have caused  these Our Letters to bo made Patent and  the Great Seal of Our said Province to be  hereunto affixed:  Witness, the Honourable Sir Henri Gustavo Joly do Lotbiniere, 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 ono thousand nine  hundred and two, and in th�� first year of  Our Reign.  By Command.  J. D. PRENTICE,  Acting Provincial Secretary.  BREWERS OF THE BEST  LAGER BEER  STEAM BEER  lANITPORTEIf  When you want the Best, ask for  IMPERIAL BEER.  SLOGAN JUNCTION HOTEL  1. H. McMANUS, MaM-cer.  QUEEN'S HOTEL  BAXHR   BTRHJKT,   "NBBBOK.  Lighted by Electricity and Heated with Hot Air.  Lax**** comfortable tteflrooma aad flnu  o1*m oiolBC room. B*un��U rooOM for com*  merolal  iRATES=S2=PER=DAY=  N|rs. L C. Clarke, Prop.  "fc-ato of tho Royal Hotel, Calcary  tyadden tyouse  Baker and Ward  Street*, Nelson.  Bar stocked with beat brand* of wlnea,  llquora, aa�� cigars. Beer on draught. Larre  oomfortabla reoms. First class tabls board.  CHEAP FUEL.  Tne only hotel in "Nelson that has remained under one management since "USO.  The bed-rooms are well furnished and  lighted by electrtoit*>.  The bar ia always stocxea Dy the best  domestic and Imported liquors aad dears;  THOMAS MADDB1N, Proprietor.  PROVINCIAL    SECRETARY'S    OFFICE.  His honor the lieutenant governor In  council has been pleased to mako the fol-  ing appointments:  27th January, 1902.  Christopher Morrison, alderman, and  Frederick Starkey, of tho city of Nelson,  esquires, to bo members of the board 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 tho board of commissioners  of police for tho said city.  PROVINCIAL    SECRETARY'S    OFFICE.  His Honour tho Lieutenant-governor in  Council has been pleased to make tho following appointments:  Sth January, 1902.  William Edwin Newcombe, of Trout  Lake, Esquire, M.D., CM., to be resident  physician at the said place.  John M.  Holland,  of the City of Grand  Forks,  Esquire,  to be a  notary public in  and for the provinco of British Columbia.  9th January, 1902.  Frederick Fraser, of the City of Revelstoke, Esquire, to be���  Stipendiary magistrate,  Government Agent,  Assistant Commissioner of Lands and  Works,  Collector ������? '*  vonuo Tax,  District i;. -,Uuar of Births, Deaths and  Marriages, and Registrar under the "Marriage Act,*' for the Revelstoke Division of  West Kootenay,  Gold Commissioner for the Revelstoko,  Illecillewaet, Lardeau and Trout Lako  Mining Divisions,  Clerk of the Peace for tho County of  Kootenay,  District Registrar of tho Rovelstoke registry of the Supreme Court, and  Collector of Votes for the Revelstoko riding of the West Kootenay District, vice  Mr. W. J. Goepel.  Reduction In prlco of coko: Per Ton.  Coko at gas works   jg,5o  Coko delivered  ���.. 7,50  Cash must accompany all orders, or $1  extra will bo charged.  NELSON COKE & GAS COMPANY, Ltd.  DfiUG STORE EABLY CLOSING  ON AND APTEE JANUABY 1st.  The public is notified that on. and after  January 1st our places of business will  close at 9 o'clock every night except Saturday and the day preceding a public holiday.  Sunday hours 10 to 12 a. m., 2:30 to 4:30  p. nx, 6:30 to 8:30 p. m.  '  CANADA BOOK &  DRUG CO., Ltd.,  W. F. TEETZEL & CO.,  J. H. VANSTONE.  HOTEL   ROSSLAND.  Third door from Grand Central Hotel  on Vernon street Best dollar a day  house ln town. House and furniture new  and first class ln erery respect Lighted  by gas. Room and board |5 to $�� per  week. No Chinese employed here.  J. V. O'LAUGHLIN. Proprietor.  Bartlett    House  Formerly Clarke Hotel.  OIT    00UR8K    YOU   WANT    THK     BEST'  THKN   OO  TO  ARTHUR    QBE  In Tremont Block.  Ho will suit you.  Largo stock of imported season's goods.  The Best $1 per Day House in Kelson.  None bub white help employed.  The bar the  best.  _^  G. W. BARTLETT, Proprietor  R. REISTERER & CO.  BSKWBB8 AND BOTXLBBB OV  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  MWLIM & CO.  AUCTIONEERS, VALUERS, ETC.  Kootenay Streot, noxt door to Oddfellows* Hall  P. O. Box 633 NELSON, B.C.  Prompt and reg-ixUr delivery to the tr*M��y  BRKWKRT AT  NBLBON  OYSTER COCKTAILS  AT  THH  OYSTER COCKTAELS  AT  THH  MANHATTAN.  MANHATTAN.  The   Manhattan  JOSEPHINE STREET  ALL THE BE8T BRANDS  LIQUORS AND CIQABS. H-  ���K  i:f  111  i;.  ii  r  Pi  Ph  m  nm msOST TBtBOTE, TSUUSDAY MOMIW  MUBRTJARY fl/lOOU-  t*** ***. *** ***.*** **************  ��*-  ..���**  *  Hi  Hi  ���Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  ft  ft  ��  Hi  *  *  lit  Hi  tf  THERE AM A FEW LINES SUITABLE FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS WHICH  WE APE OFFERING AT VERY LOW PRICES.  Englishj French and  American  Perfumes.  Hand Mirrors  Ladies' Traveling Oases'  Ladies' Dressing Gases ���  Gents' Traveling Oases  Ladies' Purses and Card  Oases.  Gents' Purses and Wallets.  Chatelaine Bags  Perfume Atomizers  Hair brushes of all kinds  .! W. F. TEETZEL & CO.  tf    ���; '���: -...*    -.     ���    --.        v v   ���        '-.-   ' .-.  *    v- ...    -��� ��� ������     ..-   ..  -    '.'   .*.    ;-,  . '"'.-������  \*** *** *************** *** ***************************  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  IMPOBTEBSAND. DEALEBS Iff  Shelf and Heavy Hardware  AGENTS' rOE-j-Oresceiit,  Canton, and. JTesspp's Steel, Bennett's Gutta, Peroha  ; ' ' ��� fuse, ���Jerickes' Ore Oars, {'. ?. *���';.- ���..':_���  Hamilton Powder Company's Blasting.Powder       __ ���_��� ..   ���^   ^  and DynamiteO. NeiSOll',.: B-i U,  Eailroad, Mill, Mining and Builders1 Supplies  TELEPHONE 3&  P. Oi BOX 627.  Nelson Saw & Planing Mills  CHARLES HILLYER, President. HARRY HOUSTON, Secretary.  RAILWAY TIME TABLE  CANADIAN PACIFIC SYSTEM  LEAVE  7:15 a. m.  Duily.  CROW'S NEST RAILWAY  Kuskonook, Creston, Movie,  Cranbrook, Marysvillo, Fort  Steele, Klko, Fornio, Michel,  Blairmore, Frank, Macloodv  Lethbridge, VViniiijieg, and  a.11 Eastern points.  LEAVE  6:10 p. m.  DaUy  .6:40 p. m.  Daily  8 a. m.  8 a.m.  ARRIVE  6:15 p. m.  Daily,  COLUMBIA & KOOTENAY  RAILWAY  Robson, Nakusp, Arrowhead,  Revelstoko, and all points east  and west on C.l'.R. main line.  Robson, Tr.-il and Rossland.  Robson, Cascade, Grand  Forks, Phoenix, Greenwood  and Midway.  (Daily except Sunday)  itobson, Trail and Rossland.  (Daily oxcept Sunday)  10:10 p.m.  Dafly  10:10 p.m.  Dufly  10:10 p.m.  11:35 a.m.  leave    SLOCAN RIVER RAILW'Y  10 a.m.   Slocan City, Silverton, New  Denver. Three Forks, Sandon   I      (Daily excopt Sunday)  arrive  3:10 p.m.  leave  4 p.m.  i p. m."  KOOTENAY  LAKE  STEAMBOATS  Balfour, Pilot Bay, Ainsworth  Kaslo and all Way Landings.  (Daily except Sunday)  Lardo and all points on the  Lardo & Trout Lake Branch.  (Tuesdays, Thursdays and  Saturdays.)  arrive  10:10  a. m.  11 a.m  QBE AT NORTHERN SYSTEM.  LEAVE  Depot  .   9:K)a.n* _  ^Mount/iit  10:30 a.m;  Daily,  Hare Jurt received S.000,0 feet of logs from Idaho, and we are prepared tp out the largest bill  Of timber of any dimensions or lengths, Batimates given.at any time. The largest stock of sash  doors, and mo aldings in Kootenay. -       . - ��� ... ,-��� .������ ���-, . .-"N * .'. ���':"  COAST LUMBER OF ALL KINDS ON HAND  OFTTOK Amy.TARilS!  CORNERHALL AND FRONT 3TRKKT8.  rXT LOW PRICES  THESTOCJK OF  LEAVE  Kaslo  7 a.m.  Nelson'  6:00 p. m.  DaUy  NELSON &  FORT   SHEP-  PARD RAILWAY  Ymir, Salm'o, Erie, Waneta,  Northport, Rossland, Colville  and Spokane.  Making through connections  at Spokano to the south,  east, arid west.  KOOTENAY LAKE  STEAMBOATS  Balfour, PilotBay, Ainsworth  Kaslo and all Way Landings.  Depot.  6:15 p.m.  Mount"!**  5:a9 p. m  DaUy  ARRIVE  Kaslo  9:?0 p. m.  Nelson  10:30 a.m.  DaUy  Bested that a public mooting should ue  called for the dlsousslon of this matter and  ascertain the feeling of the citizens.  Tho library committee, who have arranged the conversazione and dance at the  Phair hotel on Monday evening next, state  that they are urgently in need of. funds to  carry on the public library, and unless a  substantial sum Is secured it will be necessary to close it ui>. For this reason they  look for generous patronage for their entertainment on Monday evening. The conversazione will commence at half past 8  o'clock, when dancing will commence, ln  the former part of the evening's entertainment Mrs. M. S. Davys and Miss Hannington have volunteered to sing, Mrs. Bruce  White will render a violin solo, and George  Kydd will also sing.  A representative of one of the wholesale  houses in this city remarked to a Tribune  reporter yesterday that their sales for the  month of January of this year were $1000  in 3xcess of Ihe; same period a year ago.  Another firm's record is practically the  same amount, and these figures taken Into  consideration along with the customs re-  "turns for the same month indicate an improvement in the volume of trade. The  shipments to most of the Crow's Nest and  Boundary points ; are growing. A well  known mining man also remarked that in  the vicinity of Nelson there are no less  than fourteen properties making preparations within the next three months.  KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT IT  CITT AND DISTRICT.  ���John McKane of Rossland, arrived in the  Nelson last evening. ���  J. R. Gifford, manager or the Silver King  mine, arrived in the city last evening,- accompanied by Mrs. Gifford. .  A certificate of work was yesterday issued at the mining recorder's offlce to  Frank McQuade on the St. Mary No. 2  mining claim.  Edmund B. Kirtiy of Rossland, manager  of the War Eagle mine, arrived in the city  last evening to attend a meeting of the  Mine Owners' Association. '  A .meeting of'.!the congregation of. the  Methodist church was held last evening  for the purpose of appointing representations to the Methodist quarterly board..     i  w  J. G.  WILL BE SOLD AT REDUCED PRICES  FOR CASH ONLY  J. A. KIRKPATRICK  MORTGAGEE  There is a long docket of cases for the  sitting of the supreme court on Tuesday  next. Already the list is, swelled to a dozen,  and half as many-more are on the tapis.  Miss, Carroll, of Ymir, .who has been  visiting friends in the city for the last few  days, left yesterday morning for Cranbrook, where she will reside in the future.  The funeral of. the late "Arthur Batchelor  will take place on Friday afternoon at 2.  o'clock, from his late residence in Hume  addition. Victoria papers are requested to  note.  The smelter returns from the trial shipment of Ottawa ore, were fully up to the  owners expectations. The first-class ore returned 113S ounces silver and the second-  class ore a little over 300 ounces.. ;  Legitimate Slaughter  Furniture, Carpets, Linoleums, Fine Pictures, Blankets, Etc.  In addition to our already high-grade and low-marked goods,  we will offer for Co .days only io per cent off for cash. Our  terms are on the' installment plan, one-third cash, balance in  three payments. " Our customers are. warned to take advantage of this great reduction sale. Come any time of the  day.    Can always duplicate any article.  D.McArthur & Co.  There was a lively and well contested  hockey match at the rink last evening betwen the C. P. R. boys and the Rocky  Mountain Ranger teams, which was decided in favor of the latter by a score of  4 to 3. .     " '   *'  There is a movement on foot to arrange  for a mineral exhibit at.the St. Louis exhibition, which will be held in 1903. It is  likely that a meeting will be held in the  near future for the purpose of soliciting  subscriptions and also to interview the pro-  vncial and Dominion governments to grant  assistance to this.undertaking. ���   FURNITURE DEALERS  We have purchased the Livingston stock at Robson, at  a' low rate on the dollar, have moved it here, and put it with  the Madson stock, which we recently bought. We have now,  altogether, about $8ooo worth, of goods, consisting of Clothing, .Gents' Furnishings, Hats and Caps, Boots and Shoes,  and Dry Goods.    All these goods will be sold at real  BARGAIN PRICES  This is your opportunity to purchase goods, these hard  times at sacriffce prices.    Come and see us.    Our prices talk  A. FERLAND & CO.  A meeting of. the board of works.was  held yesterday afternoon.and it is rumored  oil the street that one of the recommendations to be made at. the next meeting of the  city council calls for dispensing with the  services of the city engineer, leaving the  position vacant until ��� there is more call  for the services of such an official.  T. G.. Roy- of the Silver Hill mine, was  in Nelson yesterday. He says a barge load  of ore is now en route from the mine to  the Trail smelter. The barge contains 400  tons and .will be transshipped at Procter.  Mr. Roy says the tramway Is working perfectly. There aro some 50 men at work on  the property and the mine is producing  from 50 to CO tons of ere per day.  According to the Idaho State Tribune,  Edward Boyce, president of the Western  Federation of Miners, has served notice on  that organization, that under no condition  will he accept re-election to the office ot  president. Mr. Boyce is one of the principal  owners of the Hercules mine, and it is predicted that for this reason he will remove  to the Coeur d'Alones, where the property  Is stuated, as it is his intention to devote  ) Is time in the future to private enterprises.  Action Against Nelson Tramway  A writ for the sum of $94,900 has:  been issued against the New Vanvouver  Coal Company, of Nanaimo, for an alleged infraction of the Railway Act.  Behind the scenes of this claim, which  is one made for forfeitures and penalties under chapter, Victoria 51, sections  299, 300, 302 and 304 of the Dominion  Railway Act, and amendments, is a  strange story. The plaintiff, as given  by the writ, is Charles William A. Neill  of Victoria, who; as the writ says, sues  on behalf of himself and his majesty  the king. As a. matter of fact, Neill  says he sues on behalf of someone else  also other than his majesty.' the king,  and this somebody prefers to remain in  the background..,. ���.';  Neill is. the rtinner; for the Dawson  hotel, and according to the story given  by him to a'Colonist reporter yesterday, all he knows of the action, is that  he signed some papers, at the request  of a man, whose-name, "he declared, he  did not know. ^According- to the story  then told by Neill,, the action* is being  taken in his name on behalf of another,  an unknown as far as he is concerned.  The action is taken to claim the sum  of $94,900 as forfeitures and penalties  because of the alleged failure of the New  Vancouver Coal Company to file returns  showing the-amount; of business, accidents and .otherv:a\etails, as required by  the statutes of thevRailw.ay.: Act above  quoted.with taes"Pqm,lnibn goyernment.  -���������A similar action, and for an equally  large amount,���has-,been -taken against  the Nelson .Blec^}.C;Tramway..,Company,  Neill being again named as the plaintiff in the.-writfcjfeu-k as-he^says, all-that  he knows, is 'thal:jhe''signed.'Some.papers  and the action;v4.s taken...by. another  whose name he-says,he does not know,  in his name.-Victoria- Colonist  Fashionable WashinRton Nuptials  VVASHXNGTON,drebruary"6.���Helen Hay-  eldest -daughter of 'secretary of state Hay^  and Payne Whitney'of New York,' son of  ex-secretary of tlfe-navy Whitney, were  married today at noon at the church of the  Covenant. The wedding was the most notable social event of the season.in Washington, being celebrated .in the presence of the  highest officials in the land, including the  president and his cabinet, and of what is  recognized as the best of -New York and  New England society. The Hay family has  heen in mourning since the death of Adalbert Hay, but forthis one day the mourning was put aside: and the wedding was  celebrated with all. the.pomp and clrcum-!  stances ihat would have characterized It  otherwise.      -    Mrs. Soffel's Condition Worse  PITTSBURG. February 6���Word comes  tonight from Butler to the effect that Mrs.-  Soffel. the accomplice of the Biddle brothers, is considerably worse and the develop-  =ments^in=her.^caRe^are^being_^watchea^wjthi  interest. Her wound seems to be healing,  but she takes very iittle nourishment and  her mental condition is described as approaching collapse, Harry Biddle, the  brother of the men whose bodies were buried yesterday, says the grave will be.pro-,  tected from vandals by armed guards. Today he made formal application to be appointed executor of the estate of Edward,  and Jack. He claims that the former when'  arrested had in his.possession about $1000,  ��� and the latter $200 in cash.  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  **-  to  ffit  4  ��*  Portland Cement  Fire Brick  Fire Clay  Sheet Iron  T Rails  Ore Cars  Blowers  Exhausters  Pumps  Graniteware  Tinware  HARDWARE AND IRON MERCHANTS  HEATING STOVES  to  ik  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  COOKING STOVES      S  AND RANGES  STORES AT  ;;.;T,_ ;-;.:.���        ��� NELSON, B.C. KASLO, B.C. SANDON, B, C.  v-"^-"^''��v''ffi ��*.-���<��,.**k.��s.<^. t^.**. ���*---. ���^���^���** ����������*-*���'����� C�����������S���C���C���C���C������^���5'���'C,.*5���'i^>5���^.^.^5.af.'^.^.y.^"-^  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  Bebruory Month Of Bargains  to  to  r  to  to  to j Our; Shoe Stor^ shows a varity of bargains for this month.   All that remains   to  ^ i of our Big Stoct of Winter Shoes etc. to be closed out at from 20 to 50 per   2J  to   cent discount.   Come in today and get first choice.   Mail orders filled.  Agents for The, Slater Shoe.  .  *���' ;-'~ ""-��� Julia Marlowe's Shoes   . ���  < >-r,r ���>.:���.-���. ...-.-;���:���.       Bell's Famous Footwear  to  to  to  to  to  ^   L. 1. fODBOLT,'Prop.  P. 0. Box 75  THOS. LILLIE, Manager  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  9^&'f  BEER OR:HALF-AND-HALF  r.F.br the next thirty;, days'I .will giye  ijgreat slaughtering sale:on all lines in  stock consisting   of   boy's   and   men's  ; clothing, furnishings, hats and caps, and  boots and. shoes. In order to make room  for. spring stock I must slaughter some  .of my present stock and also to give my.  many customers the benefit thereof.  Now-is the chance to partake' of soma'  of the best bargains ever offered in the  Kootenays.  The sale is genuine, the stock n.ew and  the prices away down.f-   ��� -.-.:  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. ^.GILKER  THE ONLY GOOD BEER  IN NELSON  BISCUITS  . In chambers before his honor judge Forin  the following matters were.disposed of yesterday, viz.: In tho case of Bremner vs  Arlington-mine, application was made by  the defendant for striking out of part of  the pleading. The application was dismissed. In the case of the Imperial Mines  vs the Valparaiso r Mines, and Payne vs  Wilson, a joint order was made, by consent, for discovery. In the case of Macdonald, Grifiin. Whiteman vs Carlson & Por-  jter, application was made for concurrent  "writ for service out of jurisdiction. The  order was made. In the case of Bote vs  Laudlethal application was made and  granted for ex-jurls service.  The finals in the consolation curling contest were played off last evening at the  skating rink, when the four bags of flour,  donated by the Lake of the Woods Milling  Company, were carried off by the rink  skipped by Mr. Pinkham, with a score of  10 to 6, against a rink skipped by John  Kichardson. The players were: C. D. Jarvis, Harry Wright, J. Kirkpatriek, Richardson ("skip); and R. Weir, Dr. McLennan,  D. J. Robertson, and Pinkham (skip). The  following scratch game was also played  during the day: Deacon. W. Irving, Richardson, Stanley, (skip),' 16;-against R. Weir,  McPherson, Tamblyn,  Dr.  Hall  (skip),  13..  The suggestion made in the last issue of  the Tribune to dispense with the Dominion  D'ly sports and leave the annual celebration for the regatta, appears to have found  favor with quite a number of Nelson's  citizens. One of the most prominent ones  remarked vesterday that the idea was a  commendable one, as it would be impos-  slbli* for th? citv council to support both,  and as it was inevitable that each would  petition the council for financial assistance,  lt was preferable that any assistance rendered should be undivided. It has been su**>  Bodies Gome Ashore  NI3W YORK, February 6.-One of the  three bodies whlsh were washed ashore  at the Petunk life saving station, on the  south shore of "Long.lsland, last night and  this morning, has been partially Identified  a.s that of captain Harding of the missing  coal barge, Belle, of Oregon. This barge,  with the lost Antelope, broke adrift from  Ihe tug Richmond in the storm last Sunday night, and has not been heard from  since. A body which came ashore yesterday at tho Lono Hill life saving station,  Long Island, was today identified as that  of A. W. Daly of the Antelope.  AT THE HOTELS.  TREMONT���A. L. O'Neill, Ymir.  BARTLETT-j; W. Sinclair^ Halifax; S.  Thomas, Chicago.  MADDEN-"Fred S. Smyth, Robert W.  Smyth, and William Donough, Harvey,  North Dakota.    ���' .  QUEEN'S���M. Maudsley, Pilot Bay; R.  Hind, :.Maple Creek;'Alex McPherson and  John Munro. Greenwood: James Wilson  and Peter Western, Phoenix.  HUME���H. P. Powell, Vancouver; William Hastie Adams, Kaslo; Mr. and Mrs.  J. R. Gifford, Hall Mines; Robert Littla and  Albert Banks, Fort Steele;. Charles W.  Busk,  Kokanee creek.  PHAIR���D. J. Young, Kaslo; Edmund B.  Kirby, Rossland; John McKane, Rossland;  C. F. Nelson, New Denver; Frank Watson,  Denver, Colorado; W. F. Allen, Denver,  Colorado; L. F. Williams, Spokane.  NELSON CAFE FOR SALE  Corner Silica: and  Stanley Sts.  E., J. CURRAN, Proprietor.  ACOfflPLETE LINE OF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  local and ooast.  Flooring  local and ooaat.  Newel Posts  Stair Rail  Mouldings  Shingles  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  Of all kinds,  ��� WHAT TOU WANT IS NOT OT STOCK  wi wnx KAKK rr ros tod  GALL AND GBT PRICES,  CHRISTIE'S CREAM SODAS. CHRISTIE'S WATER ICE WAFERS  Also all kinds of Sweet Biscuits fresh from the factory. ;  BLUE   RIBBON   TEA.  Houston Block  Nelson, BC,  J. A. IRVING & CO.  AND  One of the largest and best appointed res-  -taurants -in'the lvootenayg.' Kecehtly*~enlarged, remodelled and refitted throughput.  Twenty-live nicely furnished rooms in'cot'ir  hnctiori. The finest location in the city.  This Is without doubt one of the best opportunities for a good, up-to-date restaurant man ever offered In the Kootenays.  Bona fide intending purchasers will be offered every opportunity of satisfying themselves from the books as to the profilts  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.  J. A. Sayward  HAlt, ABD LAKK OTKRICTB.  WCtKOW  0EBTIH0ATE OF IMPBOYEMENTS  Notice* Kay ot Hope mineral claim, situate In the Nelson mining division of  West Kootenay district, located on Duhamel .(Six-mile) creek. Take notice that I;  Charles W. Busk, free miners' certificate-  No, 50,826, as. agent for W. J.-Goepel, free;  miners'. certificate No." 50,500 John Pater- -  son, 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  above claim.'Arid further take notice that  acllo.n under.Section 37.must be.commenced  'before" the Issuance of such certificate of  f'lmprdvementa. -.'������������'    ���.-;.-.. ,   ..CHARLES W. BUSK.  Dated this second day of January, A. D.  1902.  LOST  LOST���AT ERIE, B. C, ON SATURDAY,  January 18th, two checks on the Canadian  Bank of Commerce, Nelson, one No. 1308,  for $58 payable to William Harper; and one  No. 1330, for $65.50, payable to H. Mcintosh.  Suitable reward will be given for the recovery of the same. Address David Murphy,  Erie. B. C.  INSURANCE BECKERS  . Agents for Trout Lake Addition  (Bogustown) Fairview Addition.  Acreage property adjoining the park  And J. & J. Taylor safes.  These safes can be bought from us oi  two year's time without interest.  Ward Bros.  833 West Baker Street, Nelson,  NOTICE    4  To the Publio and Union Men:  Tho Trades and Labor Council of tho City  of Nelson have declared all hotels, restaurants and saloons employing Chinese in or  around the. premises unfair' to -organized  labor. The following do not employ Chinese  in such capacity:  VICTORIA HOTEL  CLARKE HOTEL  TREMONT HO"f<EL  MADDEN HOTEL  SHERBROOKE HOTEL  GRAND CENTRAL HOTEL  ��� LAKE VIEW HOTEL ' ." ���      i  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 01 MEETING  The annual meeting of the Cooks', and  Waiters'' Union, No. IU, Western Labor  Union, will be held Sunday, January 26th,  at.8 o'clock..sharp, for the.purpose of, electing officers for the ensuing term. All members are reauested to attend.    _  H   M. FORTIER, Finance Secretary.  A. B. SLOAN. President.   NOTIOE. ~  Your patronage and influence respectfully solicited for Brown Brothers as the leading jewelers of Nelson.  STENOGRAPHER. - A YOUNG LADY  stenographer, three years* experience,  wishes position. Good references. Apply,  stating salary, to 700 Seventh Avenue, Vancouver, B. C.  GOAL  DOMESTIC  OR  STEAM  USE  Qeneral Agency, Telephone 266.  W. P. TIERNEY  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  TkLKFIIONB 115  ORDER YOUR  Telephone 35  COAL  FROM  NELSON FREIGHTING AND TRANSFER CO.  ANTHRACITE A.ND ROSLYN  ALWAYS ON HAND  Offlce: Baker Street,  WEST TRANSFER GO.  N. T. MACLEOD, Manager.  Teaming and Transfer Work of  all kinds.  Agents for Hard and Soft Coal. Imperial  Oil Company. Washington Brick, Lime &  Manufacturing Company. . General, coin-"  mercial agents and brokers; , "V-. V ';?���'- *"'  All coal and. wood, strictly cash on delivery. .     .   ���   .. .: .. ...  \  .  OFFICE 184 BAKER STREET  TELEPHONE   147.  ;j  Private Tuition  Students prepared for departmental and  Other examinations.  Commercial work a specialty.  I. G. SLATER,  Fourth door above City Hall. ,


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