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 ESABLISHED   1892  THURSDAY  MORNlIirG,  FEBRUARY 6   1902  DAILY EDITION  S1CBET1W OUT  HOW EUROPE REPLIED TO  SPAIN'S NOTE  TEXT  OF  THE  TELEGRAM   SENT  TO VAEIOUS POWERS WITH  ITS REPLIES  NEW YORK, .February 5.���The Associated Press has been put in possession  of the following dispatches which have  never heretofore been published, and  which are unquestionably authentic.  They comprise the circular telegram of  the Spanish governmen to her representatives at several of the European  courts, and excerpts from the replies:  ��.he minister of state.���To his majesty's representatives abroad.���Circular  telegram.  "MADRID, March 25, 1898.���The Spanish representative in Washington has  just reported that he is informed by tlie  United States government that on Monday next the report of the American  commission on the Maine catastrophy  will be brought before congress, without previously communicating same to  us, or having the Spanish report communicated to them. For the reasons  stated in my telegram of yesterday, and  the fact of the submission of that matter to a popular chamber, thus taking  .it out of the jurisdiction of legislative  power, a step which, in our opinion,  may provoke a conflict between the two  nations, the Spanish government deems  it a duty, and considers it to be in accordance with the principles of governing international relations between  Christian powers, to communicate these  facts to that government and to require  its,friendly offices (to induce) the president of the" United States to maintain  within the jurisdiction of the legislative  everything bearing on the questions or  differences with Spain, in order to bring  them to an honorable settlement. And  so convinced is Spain that reason- is  with her, and that she is acting with  prudence, that if the above mentioned  end is not attained, she does not hesitate  to ask the, advice ofthe great powers  and ask their arbitration for the settlement of the differences now pending,  and of those which may in the near  future di-LriRlWhe peace which the  Spanish government wish to preserve,  as far as compatible with her, honor and  the integrity of her territory. This is  not only for her own sake, but also for  the consequences wich the war, once  begun, might have for the other countries of Europe and America. You will  read this telegram to the minister of  foreign affairs of that country."  (signeu;    GULLON."  His   majesty's   ambassador.���To    the  minister of state.���Telegram.  "PARIS, March 25th, 1898.���This afternoons I had a long conference with  the minister of foreign affairs, and have  communicated to him your circular telegram concerning-the last verbal note  presented by the minister of the United  States. I told him that as the crisis  had reached its highest point and demands rapid action, I thought that besides actively cooperating to obtain a  =European���concert,���the-most__efficious-  thing in these moments would be that  France should address England, invoking the traditions of international politics regarding Cuba from the beginning  of the century, and proposing that both  nations act in common with a view to  peace. The minister of foreign affairs  accepted this indication in principle,  and asked me to give him time to think  and submit the matter to the council of  ministers.  (signed)    LEONI CASTILLO."  His majesty's ambassador at the Holy  See.���To the   minister   of   state.���Telegram.  ROME, March 25th, 1898.���I have  communic&<i-_ to cardinal Rampolli  your telegram of last night, relative to  the declaration received from the minister plenipotentiary of the United  States. His eminence expresed himself  . much impressed by the statements  which I made to him.. He approves the  answer which you intend to give to the  American government, praises the  calmness and moderation of our government, and recommends that we endeavor to induce the European cabinets  to use their inflnence at Washington to  avoid war. He is convinced that France,  whose form of government cannot inspire suspicion to the United States, is  animated by the most friendly senti-  .ments toward Spain. He will inform  the pope of my manifestations, and assured me we have the affection of the  Holy See. (signed)    MERRY."  His majesty's ambassador.���"To the  minister of state.���-Telegram.  "LONDON, March 28th, 1898���The  under secretary for foreign affairs  writes me that Mr. Balfour has taken  into earnest consideration your telegram, and the peaceful purposes of the  Spanish government. That the British  cabinet sees with regret that any incident may unnecessarily disturb the relations between Spain and the United  States. Mr. Balfour telegraphs to the  British ambassador at Washington and  directs him, if he finds an opportunity,  to inform that minister (the secretary  of state) of the conciliatory attitude of  the Spanish government  (signed) RASCON."  His majesty's ambassador.���Telegram.  VIENNA, March 26th, 1898.���The  minister for foreign affairs believes it  necessary that the report of the Spanish commission on the Maine be published, as a counter position to the Am  erican report, and in order to faciliate  arbitration. He considers the maintenance of peace to be one of the most  important question in Europe today,  and thinks that diplomatic action  should be principally based thereon.  (signed)    HOYOS."  add Spain  His   majesty's   ambassador.���To   the  minister of state.���Telegram.  "ST. PETERSBURG, March 27th, 1898.  ���I have just held a long conference  with the minister of foreign affairs.  He expressed great sympathy for Spain  and enthusiasm for the queen and assured me that the emperor of Russia  was animated by similar sentiments,  (signed) VILLAGONZELO."  His majesty's ambasador.���To the  minister of state.���Telegram.  "ROME, March 27th, 1S98��� I have  just had a conference with the minister of foreign affairs, to whom I have  explained in detail the inconceivable  conduct of the government of the United  States as compared with the prudence  and moderation of the Spanish government. I then read him a French translation "of your telegram. He answered  me with visible conviction that the Italian government was being animated by  the most friendly sentiments towards  th queen regent and the Spanish nation  and will immediately act according to  the direction you indicate. He supposed  that your government will have ad-  dresed all the great powers in the same  manner, and considers that Italy should  reach an understanding with them. On  leaving he repeated his affectionate  sympathy and good will towards our  country. (signed)    MA_0."  PARIS,   February   5.���The   following  statement is made by   an   official   who  had a very   high   position   during   the  early   days   of   the   Spanish-American  war, and   it  is   undoubtedly  authentic:  ''The Spanish government believed that  queen Victoria would support any step  taken  with  a view  to  preventing the  war, and coming to the aid of the queen  regent.   It attributed, at that time perhaps,  too  great an  importance to  the  intervention of the Queen in the councils of the British government.   It was  ignorant of the fact that Mr. Chamberlain was in agreement with lord Salisbury in the desire to endeavor to render the United States a signal service,  but information of a very confidential  character which reached it conveyed to  tlie  Madrid government that any mission  of' pacification would  be well  received in England.   English society entertained  the  most   hostile   spirit   towards  the United: States.    It had not  been able to. forget the Venezuelan affair, and in London it was thought the  proper thing to support the Spaniards.  ���Thus the principal diplomatic effort of:  Spain was brought to bear on the central European powers, and particularly  Russia.    It was not thought that England would take the initiative in its favor, but being convinced, as it now appears justly so, that England would not  dare to stand aloof from common action  undertaken by Europe   to   bring   about  peace, Spain thought before everything  else to win over Russia to her cause.  "Towards   the   end   of   March,   1S9S,  one of the leading diplomats of Spain,  who took an intimate part in the negotiations   then   proceeding   said:     'The  key to the success of  our  negotiations  appears to be now at St. Petersburg, we  shall concentrate our efforts there.' The  Austrian emperor,  for family motives,  had taken an initiative in proposing to  the   various   powers    an   intervention  tending to induce Spain to grant concession    and    by    avoiding    war,    to  strengthen the   dynasty.     France   and  Germany were at first well disposed to  the Austrian proposal, and an accord of  the continental powers would undoubt-  edly=-have_-been-=possible^had^RussiaJ  given her support.    The Spanish diplomat,  of whom I have already spoken,  told me that at Madrid those who were  in touch with the negotiations anxiously  awaited the upshot of the conversations  that the Spanish ambasador at St. Petersburg was to have with count Mur-  avieff.   When the result became known,  the disillusion was all the more bitter,  because hope had been   so   high.     The  step taken by the emperor of Austria  appeared to be utterly unknown to the  Russian   minister   of   foreign   affairs.  When he was made cognizant of it, he  did not seem to attribute any great efficacy to it.   'If such a step,' said count  Muravieff,  'is confined to simple council, it will have no result, and if it implies anything resembling a threat the  result obtained will be contrary to that  desired.'  "This reply quickly undermined the  friendly disposition that France and  Germany had at first shown towards  Spain, and the pacific action of the  powers instead of being exercised collectively and of great moral authority,  reduced itself to individual advice,  counselling Spain to make no concessions. England was not therefore called up on to declare itself. ;_he sympathy of certain statesmen in the Conservative cabinet was certainly for the  United States, but they were not required to display it. They afterwards  insinuated that their role had been to  hold Europe to the advantage of the  United States. As is seen.from the foregoing, they did nothing of the kind."  BERLIN, February 5.���The German  foreign office confirms the substantial  accuracy of the subjoined statement on  the subject of Germany's course towards the United States during the war  with Spain, which the Kreuzztung  prints today. "The correspondent of the  Associated Press understands that the  article was prepared by professor Schie-  mann, professor of history at the Berlin  university, who enjoys special official  sources of information. After a preface  quoting the statement made by a British foreign office official to a representative of the Associated Press on January 21st last, it says: "Almost exactly  four years ago the Spanish ambassador  here asked Germany whether Germany  would lead in an action against the  United States for the protection of the  monarchical principles. The answer  was a definite refusal and the same ans  wer was given a month later, about the  middle of March, when the invitation  reached Germany to participate in the  intervention  undertaken  upon the  initiative of Austria.    After that several  attempts were made to win Germany or  the dreibund for intervention, in which  the pope was   especially   active.     The  final result was that Dr. Von Hollenben,  German   ambassador   at   Washington,  was instructed to join in the step proposed by Austria, only in case all the  other  five  great   powers   participated.  The collective note was handed to the  officials   at  Washington   on  April   7th,  advising a peaceable settlement and was  signed by England, France, Italy, Austria, Russia and Germany.    It was believed for a week that war would be  averted.    General   Blanco   received   orders from Madrid to offer the Cuban insurgents an  armistice,   for  Spain  was  resolved to give them far reaching autonomy and to arrive at a settlement of  the Maine question through arbitration.  Diplomatic circles, however, entertained no illusions, and when England on  April 14th through her ambassador, proposed a new collective note, in which  the powers should declare that Europe  regarded America's armed intervention  in Cuba as unjustifiable, the other ambassadors   telegraphed ; to   their   home  government    asking   for    instructions.  The step failed through Germany's positive refusal.    This gives, as it appears  to   us,   a   picture   essentially   different  from the English legend.    A fortnight  later war was -declared.    Afterwards in  June and July while the United States  was making great progress in the Philippines,  England  actively  tried  to  induce the Spanish commission in England to ask for peace proposals, for to  no power was the American encroachment in the Pacific more annoying than  to England." ���  LONDON, February 5.���The Associated Press, has the highest official authority for denying the story printed by  the Kreuzzeiting of Berlin, today, as to  the part said to have been taken by lord  Pauncefote, the British ambassador at  Washington in the Spanish-American  war intervention, in spite of the confirmation of the story by the German foreign office.  SLEEP OF DEATH  DOUBLE FATALITY ON THE  IROQUOIS  THE CHIEF ENGINEER AND DECK  HAND FOUND DEAD IN  THEIR BEDS  or.d rounds on Monday and yesterday respectively, had to be replayed. When an adjournment was taken at 1 o'clock this afternoon Pillsbury had defeated Wolff. In  the afternoon session Albin defeated Marshall, while the game between Schlechter  and Teichmann had to be adjourned with  the position in favor of the latter.  RECEIVES IMPERIAL SUBSIDY  Erie railroad today at Turners. They were  riding iu a sleigh driven by Thompson Wilson, father of Dora, when the sleigh was  struck by the fast express. Mr. Wilson escaped injury.  "Crimping" and "Blood Money"  . .LONDON, February 15.���At the ��� annual  meeting of the chamber of shipping of the  "United Kingdom today, several points, interesting to the United States, were raised.;  Colonel Emil Ropner, M. P., president of  the organization, referring to "crimping"  and "blood money" in the United States,  said that, the chamber earnestly hoped'the  British ambassador at Washington, lord  Pauncefote, would succeed in inducing the  .United States government to introduce legislation making "crimping" a criminal offense. Regarding ship subsidies, colonel  Ropner said that the United States would  probably pass a ship subsidy bill, with the  result that there would be a rapid extension of the United States mercliantile navy  and a keener competition, which would require all the energy and enterprise of British ship owners to meet. The chamber unanimously passed a resolution urging, the  British government to make an effort to  secure the exemption of British ships from  the payment of the tonnage tax, levied at  the United States ports and use its good offices to induce tlie United States, pending  further legislation; to enforce the present  federal and state laws in regard to the desertion of seamen and the payment of blood  money.  VICTORIA, February, 5.���Chief engineer Smith and-James Stalker, a  deck hand and son'.of the captain of the  steamer Iroquois, were found dead in  their room on the steamer at Sydney  this morning. There was a coal stove  in the room, and the pipe had fallen  down during the night, both men being  suffocated by the fumes.  ��� Mayor Hay ward has received a letter  from a man in Buda Pest, Hungary, in  which the writer says his attention has  been drawn to the fact that an expedition has left here for Cocos island, and  offering to sell a map of the island with  a key to the hidden place of a treasure  for $10,000, and 1 per cent of the value  of the treasure. He says-the map and  key was found in an old bible, marked  ' by its owner, which'' his father purchased twenty years before.  Further wreckage, although or meagre  dimensions, has been found here. Today a small board, seemingly the lid  of a box or some such article, perhaps  a boatswain's chair or bucket board,  together with a rim of a bluejacket's  cap, drifted into a beach near here, The  paint on the board is all but obliterated,  but the letters "C 0 N" can be distinguished, and. dots of white paint show-  that there has been; other lettering. The  steamer Queen City is expected tonight  or tomorrow from the Vancouver island  coast, and the cutter'Grant is also due  to return.  ���Edward Swanson and Andrew Oleson  were arrested today on suspicion of  smuggling. Their sloop and gear was  suspicious. The had fire arms, whiskey,  and all other marks of smugglers. The  police having no evidence against them,  they were dismissed, but the customs  authorities seized: their vessel for an  infraction of the customs law, and they  were fined $200,-.' the- sloop being held  for security.  Chinese Treaty Speculations  VICTORIA, February 5.���General Shar-  retts, United States trade commissioner to  China, interviewed by the North China  Daily News. Hong Kong, said regarding  tariff questions and the new commercial  treaty:. "It seems that there will be no ob  ject in the way of a speedy settlement of:  the -.tariff question." He felt that the United  States:inte*,..^c_  ��*e.**o -ute ln the hands of  -Ernest Satow, and sir James McKay,.the  British commissioners, and those of other  ,countries, in _conjunctlon_with local merchants of "the countries interested. "He considered the" negotiation of the commercial  treaty a matter of far greater moment  and difficulty in which many conflicting interests would be involved, rendering a unanimous agreement hard to be arrived at.  He also expressed doubts as to the Chinese officials willingness or ability to apply -the drastic measures which might become necessary. The fundamental features  of the new treaty would, he said, be to  open up fresh treaty ports, secure to  foreigners the right to build, and own property, to work mines, to construct railways in the interior, and generally to secure better trading facilities.  The Flagship Crescent:  HALIFAX, February 5.���A letter received here from Bermuda conveys the  news that the flagship "Crescent" had  a narrow escape from being wrecked  while on a winter cruise among the  West India islands. The ship went  ashore on the reef near Antiqua and remained in that position for twenty-four  hours, and was only floated after jettisoning about four hundred tons of  coal, a large quantity of provisions,  shells, etc. The ship will either come  here or go to England.for repairs.  $25,000,000 in Skyscrapers  CHICAGOrFebruary 5.���Th. action of  the city council in lifting the ban off  tall building is expected to mark the he--  ginning of the period of the greatest  building activity in the history of Chicago. Structures to cost $21,238,000 have  been planned for immediate construe-^  tion and $4;300;00 is to be put into dtlier  big down town buildings in the near future.  Quebec's Winter Sports  QUEBEC, February 5.���Quebec's week of  winter sports, somewhat delayed by the  storm, are now fairly under way, and a big  crowd of visitors is arriving on every train.  The presence of the governor-general and  lady Minto adds greatly to the success of  of the affair. The usual winter sports are  being largely patronized. Tonight a grand  ball was held in Chateau Frontenac.  Extending the National Park  MONTREAL, February 5.���Howard Douglas, superintendent of.uie Banff National  Park,, is in town today. He says legislation will be introduced this coming session  of parliament for enlarging the national  park, so as to take in Field and probably  the famous Soho valley.  Y. M. C. A. Secretary Electrocuted  .LINDSAY, Ontaro, February 5.���J. B.  Walker,' secretary of the Y. M. C. A. here,  was killed today while assisting a janitor  to make an electric connection. He received  the full force of the current.  Burglars Take $2500  NEW YORK, February 5.���Early today  four masked men entered the office of  George Hill, a contractor of Elizabothport,  New Jersey, and after gagging tlie watchman, carried off $2500 in money. The man  was badly hurt.  Ross Company Gets the Contract  LEVIS, Quebec, February 5.���The town of  Levis has accepted the tender of the Ross  Power Company for the construction of a  waterworks system. The price is *a99,7_5,  in 4 per cent bonds.  The Metal Market  LONDON, February 5.���Lead ��11, 12s, Cd.  NEW YORK, February 5.���Bar silver  i>')%; Mexican dollars, 43%; copper, quiet;  lead, steady.  Ontario's Elections in June  TORONTO, February u.���It is stated on  good authority that Ontario's general elections will be held on Tuesday, June 3rd.  Struck Oil  BEAUMONT, Texas, February 5.���The  papers have been placed on file here in  which the Hogg Swain syndicate transfers to an English company, to be formed, seven and one-eight acres of land  in the proved oil field for a consideration of ��150,000 in cash and ��600,000  capital stock of the company, to be  ��900,000. It is stipulated in the deed  that the projected company is to be organized in Great Britain.  Royalty Exchanging Visits  VIENNA, February 5.���The arch  duke Francis Ferdinand, heir presumptive to the thrones of Austria and Hungary, started today for St. Petersburg.  ��_he czar's private train will meet him  at the frontier. The visit of the arch  duke to the Russian capital is regarded  as being of great political importance.  Protesting the Election  MONTREAL, February 5.���A writ  was applied for this afternoon to declare the election of mayor Cochrane on  Saturday null and void, on the ground  that the name of mayor Raymond Pre-  fontaine did not appear on the ballot  papers.  Peculiar Case of Asphyxiation  LITTLE FALLS, February 5���Mrs. Sarah  Haight, and her two daughters, Sadie and  Anna, were overcome by coal gas in their  home today. Anna died this afternoon.  Snow had clogged the chimney and the  coal gas from the furnace soon filled the  house. The three women were unconscious  when found;   To Encourage Ontario's Trade  MONTREAL, February 5.���Premier Ross,  at the board of trade dinner tonight, announced that the Ontario government was  ready to give $5000 a year towards the establishment ol" sample rooms in London,  England, to promote the sale of Ontario  goods.  International Chess Tournment  MONTE CARLO, February 5.���Most of  the players engaged In the International  chess tournament now in progress here,  had an off day today, and only the games  which ended in draws in tho llrst and sec-  For Military Services  VANCOUVER, February 5.���[Special to  The Tribune.]���General freight agent Peters, of-the C.P. R., says news is expected  at any time of an arrangement by which  the Canadian-Australian liners will call at  Suva on their way to Vancouver. Another  steamer, now being built on the Clyde for  this line, will take the place of the Miowera. The probability is that a third boat  will be secured to replace the Aorangi, and  then a call can be made at Suva, with the  whole trip shorter than at present. The  sailing dates will be altered to match with  the departure of the three-day Montreal  express. Mr. Peters has just returned from  attending a meeting at Seattle for the making of freight rates to Dawson this season.  The meeting was officially assured that the  White Pass Railway would make a big reduction in rates to head oft St. Michael  competition, and steamship companies will  quote rates accordingly.  VICTORIA, February 5.���A'live year contract has been entered into with the British  government and the C. P. R: for the conveyance of troops, mails and stores between Halifax, Montreal, and Hong Kong,  for which service the Canadian line will  receive $G0,000 as a subsidy yearly, of which  the Canadian government will contribute  $15,000. A stipulation is made that the liners  of the C. P. R. are liable for war service,  and are to be constructed under admiralty  supervision, and be provided with gun platforms, and otherwise ready to be fitted out  as war ships at a moment's notice.   ,  The contract was let today.for the construction of a new and specially constructed river steamer for service on the Skeena.  The vessel, which is being built" for the  Hudson's Bay Company by the Victoria  Machinery Depot, will cost $25,000.  Naval men to whom the board found near  here with the letters "CO N" on it, say it  is the Ud of one of the Condor's provision  chests.  Storm Upsets Schedules  ROCHESTER, February 5.���The Erie is  the only railroad yet closed as the result of  the big storm of Sunday and Monday. All  of tho other roads were open during the  last 24 hours, and are running trains, regardless however of schedule time. Not  since 1878 has the Erie suffered as in the  present storm. It is completely tied up  south of this city, and not a train has arrived or departed sine�� Sunday morning.  ELEVEN  REPORTED KILLED  Rae's Rink the Victor  The final in the Bunyan trophy was  played at the rink yesterday, and the rink  skipped by "Jack" Rae is now the proud  possessor of the coveted pewter. The final  was between Stocks and Rae, and throughout the game, until the last end, it seemed  to be going to the Stocks rink. At the last  end but one; and at the last shot, the scores  stood 10 to 10. but a clever shot from Rae  with his last stone put him one ahead and  won the cup. The composition of the rinks  were as follows: Brydges, Houston, Campbell, Rao (skip), 11; against Beaven, ��� R.  Robertson. Gracey, Stocks (skip), 10.  The last game in the consolation was also  played off yesterday with the following result: Cwillam, O'Brien, Archibald, Macdonald (skip), S; against R. Weir, McLennan,  D. J. Robertson,,Pinkham (skip), 10.  '"A couple- of scratch- games -w<.-re played  during the day consisting of the following  players: Croasdaile, R. M. Bird, Tamblyn,  W. A. Macdonald (skip), 13; and Goepel, C.  D. Jarvis, Cholditch, Buchanan (skip), S.  Bradley, Watchorn, Irving, Archibald  (skip), 9; and Nolan, H. Bird, Smythe,  Richardson (skip), 13.  The Sandon bonspiel will be held on February 17th.  The two rinks which will represent the  Nelson curlers at the Winnipeg bonspiel on  Monday next will leave the city on Saturday morning on the Crow's Nest boat, and  as finally arranged will be constituted as  follows: AValley, Wallace, Tamblyn, Wilson  (skip), and Bradley, Fox, "Waugh, Rae  (skip).  Reciprocity Committee's Report  WASHINGTON, February 5.���The -subcommittee of the senate committee on foreign relations, which has been giving attention to the legal aspect of the reciprocity treaties today reported its findings to  tlie full committer, and senator Spooner  was authorized" to prepare a full report on  the subject. The committee conclude- t*-at  the power to make commercial treaties  rests with the president and senate, and  the fact that they involve questions of tariff does not render it necessary that the  house representatives should have equal op-  ���Portunity_^toJcpnsideiw.them,_-__-   *     In Chicago Gas Explosion  CHICAGO, February" !>.���By the explosion  of illuminating gas in the basement of a  two story frame building, at 326 Twenty-  Second street, this evening, a number of  people, the total said to be eleven, lost their  lives, and the building was. blown Into  kindling wood. By 8:45 p. m., five bodies had  been recovered from the ruins. They were  all of one family, not a member of the family escaping.  Two other explosions of gas followed, so  quickly that it was hard to distinguish  them. The first to explode was a main at  Twenty-Second street and Archer avenue.  Then the manhole, half a block south of  Archer avenue, was thrown into the air  by a loud explosion. Flames leaped and  roared from the hole. The fire spread below  the street, and smaller manholes were  blown in the air. The flames from the flrst  gas main reached the Throstle butcher  shop. The building was a three story frame  structure and it had been weakened and  nearly wrecked by the shock. It is supposed that the occupants of the building  were knocked unconscious or were too panic stricken to rush from the building. The  dry and rotting wood was food for the fire,  and in an instant the flames had enveloped  the structure. With a roar the building collapsed, and the occupants, with one exception, were carried with lt to the basement.  The adjoining buildings soon caught fire,  lt seemed that the whole block would be  wiped out before the firemen could get the  fire under control. The fire wall of a brick  building on one of the burning structures  held the fire in that direction. On the other  were two one story cottages, separated by  a few feet from the burning building, and  these gave the firemen an opportunity of  ���. heading off the fire. ���������  Many persons in buildings near the explosions were knocked down. On several  street cars near the place the windows were  smashed and the passengers badly shaken  up., When people in the cars saw the flames  gush from the ground they rushed for the  doors.  A number of people were bruised and  knocked down in the excitement. Among  the dead are supposed to be three children  of the Throstle family, whose bodies have  not yet ben recovered. It is not known positively that they were in the house at the  time, but a, search of the neighborhood has  not show-nlany trace-.of them. There were  s'.:c-children in the family and "there is lit--  tie doubt but that the eight members of  tlie family are dead. The three other people  v. ho are said to be dead are supposed to  have been customers In the meat market.  The direct cause of th explosion is not  known, but all indications show that it  was due to escaping gas in the basement  of the Throstle house.  LAST GUNMEN  DEWHTIS BEING CLOSELY  PRESSED  WESSELS HIS CHIEF LIEUTENANT  COMPLETELY ROUTED BY  BYNGS COLUMN  LONDON, February 5���The British  pursuit of general Dewet has been successful, to the extent that his last gun  has been captured, "and commandant  Wessels, one of his principal lieutenants, has heen routed. Lord Kitchener  sent the news in a dispatch from Pretoria, dated Tuesday, February 2nd, as  follows; Byngs colunm, while proceeding towards Liebenburgvlei, after a  night march, attacked and routed a considerable force of the enemy under commandant Wessels. We captured a 15-  pounder and a pom-pom, taken from the  Fierman column, and also a pom-pom'  that was the last gun Dewet had, three  wagons of ammunition, 150 horses and  100 mules. The Boer casualties were  five killed, six wounded and 27 men  captured. Among the killed was field  cornet Wessels. Among the prisoners  is captain Muller, of the state artillery.  ?rhe enemy was scattered. Our casualties were slight. ���  "The national scouts near Middle-  burg, Cape Colony, captured thirteen  prisoners. Plumer, near Amersfort,  Transvaal, captured seven prisoners  and 500 head of cattle.  "General Gilbert Hamilton has captured 32 prisoners."  LONDON, February 5.���Lord Kitchener has sent the Hollowing message  from Pretoria: "Major Leader's force  surprised Delarey's commando, killed .  seven and captured one hundred and  thirty-one. S'he British'"casualties were  slight.   No British were killed."  LORD SALISBURY IS FIRM  Protection for Ambassadors  WASHINGTON, February 5.���The anti-  anarchist bill, which will be reported to the  house in a day or two, contains a provision  giving to foreign ambassadors and ministers accredited to Washington, protection  against assaults, and punishing with death  any assault that results in the death of  a foreign ambassador or minister. The section providing severe penalties for conspiracy in this country against foreign rulers,  does not, however, embrace ambassadors  and ministers.   Practicing Holy War  PESHAWUR. Punjab, February 5.���There  is considerable unrest at Kabul and elsewhere in Afghanistan. The fanatical element is predominant and trouble Is feared.  Hadda Mullah, who was prominent in the  rising which ended in the Tirah campaign,  is preaching a holy war. He is said to have  the ameer of Afghanistan under his influence. Hadda will officiate at the ameer's  formal installation on the Afghans new  year's dav, on March 20th. Other fakirs and  mullahs are stirring up agitation in the  Motlakand and other districts.  Libertador is not Sunk  WILLIAMSTADT, February 5.���According to trustworthy. Information received  here today, the "Venezuelan revolutionary  steamer Libertador was at Sabanilla January 31st, and was to have lefe there February 1st, and was to have left there Feb-  against the forces of the Venezuelan government. This seems to contradict the report received at Colon that the Libertador  wa.s sunk a Sabanilla, otherwise Porto Colombia, recently, while undergoing repairs,  by a "Venezuelan gunboat.  County Clerk in Trouble  BALLSTON, New York, February 5.���District attorney Salisbury, having just concluded a two weeks' examination of the  books and vouchers of the county clerk's  ollice, charges malfeasance against Edward  F. Grose, the county clerk, lie charges violation of the statute in not paying into the  county treasury all moneys received as  fees a.s required. He finds that $1000 received  from attorneys for searching records was  not returned.   /��� Perennial Bill  LONDO.".'. J'\;>ruary 5.���The perennial deceased wife's sister bill reappeared in the  house of commons today in a. form identical with that of last year. After some discussion the house voted In favor of Ihe  second reading of the bill, 249 ayes and 121  nays.  Two Little Girls Killed  M1DDLETOWN, Maryland, February 15.���  Tnez Smith, aged 13, and Dora AVilson, nged  13, wero killed at a tirade crossing In the  Greenwood Local News  GREENWOOD, February 5.���[Special to  Tho Tribune.]���Greenwood's curling club  played a series of games today. R. J. Hamilton of Nelson visited the rink and put  several novices up to a few wrinkles.  The local literary society is holding a series of weekly meetings which are proving  attractive to a number of residents.  Reports in circulation relative to the intention of the Montreal-Boston Copper  Company to purchase the Standard Pyritic  Company's smelter, situate at Boundary  Falls, appear to be premature. It is stated  that nothing definite has come of the negotiations.  Men down from Beaverdell, on the west  fork of the Kettle river, report continued  n-b^ence of snow. The north fork valley is  thuiwffore unable to haul the ore down that  awaits -Mpm-nt. The unfavorable condi-  ditions are disap-olnting as the owners  claim they have plenty of ore to ship.  Colonial Conference Subjects  MELBOURNE, February 5.���Sir Wilfn..  Laurier, the Canadian premier, has written  to Right Hon. E. Barton, premier of the  commonwealth of Australia, suggesting the  discussion of the following four subjects o.t  the colonial conference to be held in London next June: Trade relations between  Canada and Australia; a fast mail service  and better steamers between Canada and  Australia; establishment of a line of steamers from Australia to a Canadian Atlantic  port >-la South Africa; and the effect on the  Pacific cable project of the concessions  granted to the Eastern Extension Telegraph Company by tho Australian states.  Premier Barton says he will be delighted to  discuss these four subjects with sir Wilfrid, but that the federal government will  not delay the settlement of the cable question until after the colonial conference.  Utica Carries Off the Honor  UTICA, New York, February 5.���In. the  curling contests for the Gordon medal,  which carries with it the championship of  the United States, Utica won, the scores  being: Utica 1G, Thistles of New York 7,  Manhattan of New York 14, Yonkers 20,  St. Andrews of New York 10, St. Andrews  M, Utica 21, Yonkers 9. In the challenge  match Utica won from the Thistles 21 to 2  and from St. Andrews 15 to l-I.  Fancy Price for a Bull  CHICAGO, February 5.���The Aberdeen-  Angus bull Prince Ito, sold today at auction at Dexter park amphitheatre, Union  stock yards, brought the record price of  SiilOO. The highest price for an Angus bull  pievlously realized in the ring was ?;i050.  Tho Herefords made the previous highest  record in twenty years with the bull Perfection, which brought $!"000.  Nelson Juniors Defeated  ROSSLAND, February 5.���The Nelson  junior hockey team wns defeated by the  Rossland juniors hero tonight by a score of  ���I to 2. The visitors admit they were outmatched but express themselves as pleased  with their treatment and the supper tendered them after the game.  Claverdale Again Afloat  ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey, February  5.���The British steamship Claverdale, from  China and Japan for New York, which  went ashore at Bri(,rg:intine shoal during  Saturday's storm, wa.s floated with the aid  of several tugs today. The Claverdale was  apparently uninjured and proceeded to New  York. '    Six Firemen Lost in St. Louis Fire  ST. LOUIS, February a.���It was positively  ascertained this morning that only six men,  all firemen, lost their lives in last night's  lire. Threo of the bodies havo been recovered.  Future Security His Aim  LONDON, February . 5.���Lord Salisbury unveiled" a life sized marble'statue-  of the late queen Victoria, at the Junior  .Continental club tonight. At a dinner,  after the unveiling, the premier referred  to the recent Dutch note, in a tone, for  him, of unusual flippancy. Lord Salisbury said that' doubtless some of his  auditors thought it'a hit of luck to catch  a cabinet minister and extract from him  information concerning that abortive  crisis which had lately filled columns  in the newspapers. The speaker said he  doubted, however, if they would extract much from himself. He was unable to imagine the object of the  Dutch government, for whose friendly,  feelings he had the greatest admiration,  but he could not see the precise object  they hoped to gain by their curious  step. "It was clear that the Dutch,"  continued lord Salisbury, "had no authorization from our enemies on the continent, since from the moment this action on the part of the Netherlands government was announced, these enemies  vied with each other in declaring the  Dutch action to be undesired."  i=Th-""p"remie-^xp^aih'��l=t_"St-=_.is_only���  reason for alluding to such a thing was  . that a time was coming when the people  "���< think more of the suggestions of  their *-'---t-*-ence> and less of the suggestion of en-;:, emotions. "There is  no longer any qu.���������>.*--. 0f sentiment,"  continued lord Salisb_rV) "we have entered upon a matter oi -Mjsiness which  we must push through. S��*s*-it we are  now seeking is security. Ai" - neace  which recognizes fully the rights o'_ ������v^g  sovereign, and gives us security for the  empire, we should accept, not only with  willingness, but with delight. It is use- ���  less to tell us to behave so as to leave  a pleasant recollection in the minds of  those with whom we are fighting. The  only reason that can compensate for the  sacrifice of blood and treasure is that  for the future there shall be security in  that part'of the empire, upon which the  ambition of Mr. Kruger has produced  this abundance of sorrow and desolation."  Lord Salisbury said he had no misgivings for the future, and that he believed the war had made the country  more confident in its external policy,  more convinced that its opinions would  receive due consideration from the comity of nations. But when the present strain had passed away, continued  the speaker, there would still remain  duties which could not be shirked. The  existence of hostile feeling in Ireland  was a signal that the efforts, upon  which depended in no slight degree the  glory and continuance of the empire,  must not be relaxed. "The maintenance of our position in Ireland is the  most vital object the empire has, and it  can only be attained by strenuous exertions," said the premier. He asked  if the Irish people loved the government  better than they did formerly, and replied himself that they did not. He  said the feelings of hostility which had  been expressed were more uncompromising than any expressions which had  ever issued from the lips of Parnell or.  O'Connell. An Irish government with  power to accumulate arms and ammunition, would constitute a more serious  threat than had the Boers.    ���  A Twenty Bound Draw  LOS ANGELES, February 5-A1 Neill an_  Mike Donovan fought a twenty round draw  last night. This is tho third time Neill and  Donovan have met, Neill getting the do--  clslon twice. . THE NELSON" TRIBUNE: THURSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 6, 1902.  1  i__   I  [11  iif  h  i  '���'������<  to!  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  m  to  to  to  to  to  *r  to  to  >&.  lNC-K.ron.ATBn 1670  HUDSON'S BAY  co_vn_?____-r"Z"  BARGAINS  Opera Flannel Blouses, Silk Skirts, Ladies'Jackets, Golf Capes, Ladies' Costumes and Furs at largely  reduced prices.  We do not often advertise seecial reductions but  wheWe     do they are genuine.  No inferior goods are bought by us and offered  as so called bargains.  HJMP&M C0__P��  BAKER STREET. NELSON, B. 0.  ���a.  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  M  ^_ma^m^^t^^^ to **^3^]$^-��$*  SUBSCRIPTION-RATES.  Dally by mail, one"month  %  50  "Daily by mail;* three months 1 -��  Daily by mail, six months -< oo  Daily by, mall, one year,.,���;.���������������������;/������ ��������� 5 "9  Semi-weekly^by'mall; three months .. . 50  Semi-weekly by mall, six'months..... 1 w  Semi-weekly by mall, one year ........ 2 00  Postage to Great Britain added.  ADVERTISING  RATES;  Display advertisements run regularly    .  per inch per month  .........$4 00  If run less than a month, per inch" per  insertion    :.....      2o  Classified Ads and Legal Notices, per  word for first'Insertion       1  For   each   additional   insertion,   per       .  word" .........; :......       %  Wholesale and Business Directory  Ads (classified) per'line per month.    50  Notices of meetings of Fraternal Societies and Trade's Unions,"per'line"  per  month*     25  Address all letters���" ...."���  THE TRIBUNE ASSOCIATION, Ltd.  John Houston';'Manager. Nelson, B. C.  fair, and can be counted upon drawing  more visitors to the city, during the two  days which it will occupy, than have  the usual Dominion Day celebrations  for the past two years.  MORGAN MAY BE BEHIND IT  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  malces���"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 $0.00, the difference  being purely one of size, not of quality.  We guarantee every pen we sell, and  will gladly refund the money paid for  it if it does not mere than please the  purchaser. Pens for special uses and to  suit all hands.  MORLEY & LAING-  BOOKSELLERS AND STATI0NEES  BA1CKR STREaT. NELSON. B. V.  Showrooms Mason & Rife a Pianos.  A  NEW  TREATMENT FOR  r&  ���**?*  ' .00 - 0f -00 -  *���___���' _-_*--__*���  n  to  9\  Jmt%.t���3���>tmJtt  +  +  +  *  NOTICE JO SUBSCRIBERS  BY  CARRIER.  On Saturday next, subscribers  whose Tribunes are delivered by  carrier will be'" expected to pay  the carrier TWENTY CENTS,' the  subscription price for the current-  week.  ���l��l"l"l"M;l"M-H��l��l   ���*_  *  *  *  *  *  +  ���f  frfrH.;H..H���r,,M.t.,z.; ��H"I"I-W-I"H--H4l-  Rossland's new board of aldermen  may be sincere in their avowed policy  the retrenchment, but it is evident that  the retrenchment which they have in  view is not for home consumption. At  their last meeting, they unanimously  decided to,cut the salary of the mayor  in two, but almost as unanimously1 decided to retain their, own allowance of  $300 per annum.  An error crept into The Tribune's article yesterday dealing with the tax rate  upon'lands for the past- year. This-rate,  was not 17 1-2; mills as stated, but this-  would'have been'the rate ha'd the council been obliged within 'the' year tc  make provision for the interest arid  ^injongjfjyinds^rejguired/for^thejastiissue^  of debentures. The'provision will have  to be made this year^ so that, with -^  increase in the debenture debt ilXe rate,  for the current year w:;;~_ot fall below;  17 1-2 mills on ..,--->-,��ls-  In Canada Atlantic Purchase  MONTREAL, February 5.���The question which is agitating the knowing  ones these days is whether J. Pierpont  Morgan & Company are not back of the  Seward Webb railway investments in  Canada. It is admitted that the Dominion Securities Company of New York is  financing all deals in Canada, and one  of the most prominent, members of this  company is Henry L. Sprague, a partner in the firm of Stetson, Jennings &  Russell, the legal advisors of the great  financiers of Wall street. Other members of the corporation are Dr. Seward  Webb, S. R. Callaway, president of tlie  American Locomotive Company; H.  Van Etten, first vice president of the  New York Central; and W. C. Sprague,  all more or less New York Central men,  and closely allied with J. P. Morgan &  :. Company.  '-��� Be this at it may, it is admitted by  M. H. Regensburger, the American counsel of the syndicate, that his clients are  -negotiating for other properties even  more extensive than those already acquired or under'op'tibri. It was he who  Thursday afternoon purchased the 85  acres'of government ��� ordnance lands at  Longeuil, containing 872 building lots,  which were sold at public auction.  The ag'*-'**-"1 ior  younger   blood   in1  the juf'^^y is likely to seriously em-  ���jr>..d__  honorable  David  Mills  in his!  ambition to get upon the supreme court:  bench.   While it is  conceded   that the ���  minister of justice is a man of eminent/  attainments, and a man of whom Canadians have every reason to be proud,  attention is directed to the fact that he  is already 70 years of age, and that in  the natural order of things his intellectual faculties must   within ' a   short  time become impaired.   This appears to.  be  the  chief  objection  offered  to  the,  gratification of his pet ambition, but it-  is not the only one, nor* can * it be - said'  that it is being urged only by the Conservative press.   Other objections are that  the the minister   of  justice   is   purely  theoretical in his knowledge of law in  that he has never at any time practised  at the bar.  Fire Near Standard Oil Tanks  ; ALBANY, New York, February 5.7-  Shortly after six o'clock a fire broke out  in the large iron storehouse of P. J. Mc-  Ardle on Van Rensselar island, below  the city. The fire was communicated  to: the works of the American Color and  Chemical' Company. There is no water  available with which to fight the fire  and it is-feared that the whole extensive district; will be devasted. The  Standard Oil Company nas large oil  tanks near by. The loss will probably  amount to over "$_00,0QP- Several large  manufacturing e.9t_-li-hments, including the Troy Nickel Works and the  3toy^J^lSLJ^J^^s��.l��r?^E ^SSer.J-f-bj"-^  ips' consumed. The island is outside of  the limits of the city, but several steamers of the Albany fire department have  been sent to the scene. The storehouse  of the Standary Oil Company has two  thousand barrels of oil which will be  overtaken by the fire within a short  time and a big explosion is likely to  occur.  [ To Discontinue Tuberculine Tests  '." TORONTO, February b.���At the annual meeting of the Short Horn Breeders' Association of Canada yesterday a  resolution was passed praying1 the Dominion government to discontinue the  tuberculine tests on the ground that it  was unreliable, unnecessary and in  many cases injurious. The resolution  also stated that the association failed to  see the object now of requiring ninety  days quarantine, as there is no contagious disease in Great Britain requiring its enforcement to such a length of  time. "VV. D. Ladher was appointed to  represent the'association at the British  Columbia provincial exhibition.  If some decision were arrived at before the annual meeting of the Nelson  Boat club, which takes place on Friday  evening, with respect to the suggestion  that Nelson should this year forego its  annual Dominion Day celebration in  favor of the projected regatta, it would  greatly assist and encourage the club  management in the matter of making  regatta arrangements. 'The local organization is at present ill prepared to  take care of the many oarsmen who will  visit Nelson, and the making of necessary arrangements will require the  raising of a considerable sum of money.  If, however, it is understood that the  regatta is to take the place of Nelson's  annual Dominion Day celebration, the  matter of raising the necessary funds  will be rendered much easier. The approaching regatta will be" no small af-  "Chief Horse Experts"  LONDON, February 5.-���Major Arthur  Lee, who announced in the house of  commons on Monday night that the  British army officers purchasing horses  in the United States should have had  the services-of the "chief horse expert"  of the United States army, said a representative of the Associated Press today, that adjutant general Corbin was  quite acurate in saying he (major Lee)  never had any communication with the  adjutant generals department on the  subject of horses. At the same time,  said the major he had nothing to withdraw in his statement.  Woman Found on the Track  WINNIPEG, February 5.���Shortly before 4 a. m. this morning the lifeless  body of an unknown woman was found  on the track in the C. P. R. yards in a  badly mutilated condition. She had been  killed by a passing train, but although  investigations were in progress no  further particulars could be larned up  to the time of going to press. 'The body  was taken in charge by the police and  removed to'Kerr's undertaking rooms  there to await the result of the inquest.  Slocan Ores  British Columbia has a problem lo sol/j  of such importance that its satisfactory solutions means the difference of life and  death to her silver industry.  The fact is that nature has been bounteous in placing immense mineral wealth in  her mountains, this mineral not necessarily  more phenomenally rich than that in other  lands, but in endless quantity. Having this  advantage how is British Columbia to  transmute this mineral, when wrought so  cheaply, into marketable metals that they  may compete with prolit in the world's  great emporium?  There are other interests which try to  make a living out of the mining Industry,  and which go farther, taking the cream off  the profits, though their share of the risks  and work is a very secondary part. Transportation interests and smelting works are  the interests referred to, against which  .mine owners at present have to contend.  It is no illusion to believe that British Columbia is in the near future, if successful  in solving this trade problem, will regulate  As a universal treatment for all ores In-'  from her abundant store.  Let us take and examine a map of the  mountain chains. Mexico has mountains,  but less than those in the United States.  British Columbia, however, has all the  ranges between Colorado and the Pacific,  which have been and are producing such  untold riches, converged into her territory  for SOO miles north and south, and for 400  miles east and west, covering 390,000 square  miles, all of it mineralized with some metal  of commercial value. This mineralization  is no fairy tale, but a fact proved by the  work of the hardy prospector.  The transportation companies of Canada  are wisely made subservient to the dictates of the government as to rates when  bonused by the people's money. Smelter  trusts fail if the mine owners can produce  marketable metals without their aid. In  showing how British Columbia is to avoid  dependence on these interests, the writer  remembers that there are other mining  districts in other lands that have the same  problem, and that perhaps an account of  her means will be of interest to miners in  these districts.  As a universal treatment for all ores indiscriminately is an impossibility, and since  modifications for each individual ore have  to be introduced as found necessary by the  metallurgist In charge, we must describe  the. character of the ores in British Columbia which we propose to enrich by mechanical means first. They are known as dry  and wet ores, sometimes carrying both the  precious metals���gold and silver���and sometimes only one. By a wet ore is meant one  that contains over 10 per cent of lead, probably also zinc, with small proportions of  antimony, copper or iron, each combined  with sulphur. By a dry ore is meant one  that contains less than 10 per cent lead, or  very little at all. In these ores the precious metals are partly alloyed with the  base ones, and partly unalloyed in the  form of native metals, or sulphides, as in  argentite, ruby silver, etc. Chloride of silver is sometimes present. As all chemical  treatments, whether by heat or solution,  cost money, it is evident that the iirst stage  must be to enrich the values by reducing  the bulk. This is accomplished by mechanical concentration to, eliminate valueless  rock, but at the same time not to- =o_���;ri-  trate too closely as to throw away values  .with the discarded tailings.  ln this class of silver-bearing ores experience has taught metallurgists that wet  concentration, to save 95 per cent of the  values, is not effective on account of the  silver slimes continuing in suspension in  water. Therefore a system of dry concen-  _cent_ation-is-a-sine--qua--non.___o--crush-  large quantities dry there are many machines fcr sale���stamp mills, crushers, rolls,  ball mills and many others. In choosing a  mill there are two conditions to be thought  of besides rapidity���first, the loss of iron  on the castings through wear and tear,  which means cost per ton of ore ground  in replacing parts and repairs, and, second,  even more important, the size required for  the material ground. Many of the machines  grind the stuff to pass screens of eighty or  more holes to the lineal inch, for our purpose unnecessarily line, and giving more  trouble in making a satisfactory separation  in fines of value from waste. The most  easily treated sizes are from thirty to sixty  mesh, according to the needs of the ore  being treated.  Having now crushed our ore with all the  requisite contingencies carried out, as previous drying, if necessary, fans to draw off  the dust, and the other complements known  to the profession, the next stage is classification 'into sizes, dividing stuff of thirty  mesh from forty, and so on, that specfic  gravity may have full play in separating  good from waste.  There i.s an English made machine which  has a revolving nopper perforated around  the lower end which stands vertically in  a large iron, stationary, rounded basin. The  basin has at intervals in height shelves  riveted around the inside. Specific gravity  throws Ihe heavy material from the revolving hopper to the shelf farthest away,  and the lighter material into those shelves  nearest, making an excellent separation.  Revolving brooms and hoes deliver the material from the shelves through the holes  on the outside into launders leading to bins.  This simple machine makes wonderfully  clean separation for sized material say  larger than sixty mesh. To separate finer  stuff again sized, we must use something of  the "terra seca" pattern, as employed to  separate sand from gold on the Arizona  desert. These machines are inclined wire  screens, onto which the fines fall from distributing feeders. There is an intermittent  puff of air made to raise through the wire  screens with force under control. This is  an effective separation for fines. Having  now eliminated tho bulk of our waste with  loss of very little of the values, we have  to treat the concentrated material and produce marketable metals.  A process commercially used on Broken  Hill ore inAiistralia would seem to be available here. Tho plant is a species of besse-  mer converter, with mouth leading into a  closed chamber. These metallurgists have  discovered how, in a sulphide ore heated to  a low temperature, chlorine gas will drive  out the sulphur, taking its place and not  combining with it; so in this converter  heated by electrical poles, not by fuel, on  the introduction of dry chlorine a chloride  of zinc. lead, gold and silver i.s formed,  leaving the silica (quartz) unacted upon.  Metallic zinc has greater affinity for  chlorine than lead, gold and silver, and is,  therefore, introduced in sufficient quantity  to satisfy the chlorine present, forming  chloride of zinc and molten metallic lead,  carrying the gold and silver. The molten  motnI is now tapped off, refined and the  metals sold separately, for acid can be produced from the sulphurous fumes.  The chloride of zinc is leached out, precipitated, reconverted into metallic zinc and  to  9\  to  to  9\  9)  to  v**fc  &  to  to  -__=_____________________=__^___=_^^ to  NEW SPRING  AND SUMMER DRY GOODS |  to  9\  9}  (ft  9\  9\  9\  to  9}  9\  Just received a large importation direct from manufacturers the following lines of new spring and summer dry goods.  An immense assortment of Valenciennes, Guispure, Touhean, Chantilly, Spanish and Real Laces in the  leading shades and latest styles. Swiss, Lawn and Nainsook Embroideries. White Dimities, Organdies, Victoria, Patises, Bishop, and Linen Lawns. New Zephyr Ginghams, Prints, Sheetings, Pillow Cottons, Table  Linens. Twelve Bed Spreads at special low prices. New Ribbons, Dress Goods, Blouse and Dress Silks and  Trimmings. We have also received our complete stock of Whitewear, which we will offer at special prices at  our annual Whitewear sale commencing on Wednesday next. All the above lines are new and just opened up  for your inspection.     Just received a small assortment of Ladies' Sailor Hats, white and black and Chifforf shapes  9}  �����_:  36   BAKER   STREET  NELSON,   B.C.J*  free chlorine, as much of the zinc being  used again in fresh charges as is required  and for desilverizing the lead, and the balance is ready for market. A successful process to separate by electricity common salt  into its component elements���free chlorine  and free sodium���has been invented. Thus  to treat silver and gold ores at the mine  the only materials to be transported is  common salt, electricity carrying out all  the rest of the process and working the  machinery.  As British Columbia has abundant water  power from her creeks throughout the  mountains, this complete process seems  suitable to her ores, producing marketable  metals as cheaply as elsewhere, if not  cheaner.  We hope, therefore, to avoid dependence  on the smelting trust here, to get more  favorable transportation charges and to  justify our promise that British Columbia  will regulate the price of silver and lead to.  tho world.���It. C. Campbell-Johnson in the  Mining and Scientific Press.  Death of Major Ogilvy  MONTREAL, February 15.���A letter re-  , ceived here yesterday gives details of the  death of major J. H. Ogilvy, the Canadian  oflicer, in a fight with the Boers on December ISth last. A force under colonel Steele  was after a party of Boers near Kligpat.  The force had lost the trail, and looking  for it, ran across a number of cattle which  indicated the near presence of the Boers.  The correspondent adds:  *'I saw major Ogilvy, pistol in hand, accompanied by some others, break into a  gallop. It seemed like certain death, for we  all knew that the Boers would be laying  for us near their oxen. Major Ogilvy's  "horse was shot in the charge across the  open towards the battle. He and his.horse  came down with a crash. lieutenant Stokes  of the Constabulary, dashed forward and.  assisted the major to a sitting position,  and endeavored to stop the flow of blood.  Many shots were exchanged after this occurrence, but the Boers, seeing that they  were surrounded, threw up their hands and  surrendered. No other person was hit but  major Ogilvy.  "Next morning,, the 19th, we sent major  Ogilvy by ambulance to Rietfontein, but he  died before being admitted to the hospital."  Hammer Throwing Record  BERKLEY, California, February 5.���In a  practice throw on the campus, Alfred D.  Flaw, of the University of California,  hurled the 16-pound hammer 1S7 feet and 4  inches, from a seven-foot circle. The  ���world's^refcbrd"held"by"Flahagan"bf New  York, is 171 fet and 5 inches, and the American intercollegiate record, held by Plaw  himself and made in 1900, is 165 feet 9  inches. Plaw will go east with the university crack team this spring.  KOOTENAY....  COFFEE CO.  ************************  Coffee Roasters  .eater, in yea and Goffee  ************************  Wo are offering at lowest prices the best  grades o Ceylon, India, China and Japan  Teas.  Our Best', Motha and Java Coffee per  pound $   41  . Mocha and Java Blend, 3 pounds  1 00  Choice Blend Coffoe,"- pounds  1 00  Snecial E:_nd Coffeo. 6 pounds  1 00  R o Blend Coffee, 6 pounds  1 00  Spocial Blend Ceylon Tea, per pound 30  A TRIAL ORDER SOLICITED.  KOOTENAY COFFEE CO.  Telephoneri77.  P. 0. Box 182.  WEST BAKER STREET, NELSON.  GO_MUP^__isr^r  OFFICE: BAKER STREET WEST, NELSOJ*), B. C.  TELEPHONE NO. 219,   P. 0. BOX 688.  Found Dead in His Home  TUSCON,    Arizona,    February    5.  Tho  charred body of A; T. Vail, a pioner rancher, was found in the ruins of his cabin at  Aravapai canyon, eighty-live miles from  Tuscon. The supposition is that the house  wa.s burned by Apache Indians, who roam  around that section. It is believed that the  Indians killed Vail, looted the house and  burned it. The Indians are much dissatisfied on account of the government cutting  off their rations.  _2000  IN PRIZES  FIFTH ANNUAL  ROSSLAND  WINTER  CARNIVAL  THURSDAY,  FRIDAY,  AND SATURDAY  February 20 to 22  1902  PROVINCIAL, BOARD OP HEALTH.  Regulations for dealing with the outbreak  of smallpox at the town of Fernie, East  Kootenay.  Approved by his honor the lieutenant-governor In council the 17th day of January, 1902.  HEALTH ACT.  On., account of the outbreak of smallpox  in the iown of Fernie it Is hereby proclaimed:  1. That the town is in a stato of Quarantine until further notice.  2. That  no   person  shall  be  allowed  to  leavoUhe-townonany-circumstances-what���  soever.  3. That all .meetings in churches, lodges,  and schools and other public gatherings are  hereby prohibited.  4. That no person shall under any circumstances hold any conversation whatsoever with any person quarantined, and no  person under quarantine shall attempt to  break same or communv-ate with any outsider.  5. Any hotel-keeper, lodging-house keep-  eror householder suspecting, knowing, or  having good reason to believe that any  person residing upon or frequenting his  premises is ill or suffering from a rash of  any description, shall at once notify the  medical health oflicer, giving the name and  occupation of, and other particulars necessary to properly identify, such person.  (i. Any person having a rash on his body  shall notify tho medical health ollicer on  the first appearance of same.  7. Under authority of tho "Health Act,"  it is hereby declared that all and every person not having a certificate of- recent successful vaccination dated within one year,  and further not being able to give proof  of same to the satisfaction of tho medical  health officer, shall at once be vaccinated.  8. After a period of seven days from this  dato any person refusing to present to any  public officer, who may demand it, proof of  vaccination, shall be liable to the prescribed  penalties under the "Health Act."  Penalties under the "Health Act:"  Any person who violates any of the provisions of this proclamation is liable to a  fine of $100 and to six (6) months' imprisonment.  Dated at Victoria this lGth day of January, A. D. 1902.  CHARLES  J.   FAG AN,  Secretary of Provincial Board of Health.  By command J. D. PRENTICE,  Acting Provincial Secretary.  MARBLE, BUILDING STONE,  BRiGK. AND LIIV|E .....  The Mansfield Manufacturing Company-  have the above mentioned building materials  for sale at reasonable prices. Special quotations to builders and contractors for large  orders.  ORDERS BY MAIL ATTENDED TO PROMPTLY  oo_vr_?.__._sr"_r  OFFICE:   BAKER STREET WEST, NEISON, B.C.  TELEPHONE NO. 218.   P. 0. BOX 688.  WHOLESALE DIRE0T0KY   ASSAYBRjr_SUPPLIES.  \V. F. TEETZEL & CO.-CORNER OF  Baker and Josephine Streets, Nelson,  wholesale dealers ln assayers' supplies.  Agents for Denver Fire Clay Company.  ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES.  KOOTENAY ELECTRIC SUPPLY ..  Construction Company���Wholesale dealers  in telephones, annunciators, bells, batteries, electric fixtures and appliances. Houston Block, Nelson.  -*^fi.S^--4-iP.._^_^.i--g^^_^_���  P.    BURNS    &   CO.,   BAKER   STREET.  Nelson,    wholesale   dealers   ln   fresh   and  cured meats. Cold storage.  GROCRIES.  NOTICES OF MEETITOS.  FRATERNAL SOCIETIES.  KOOTENAY SUPPLY COMPANY, LIM-  lted, Vernon Street, Nelson, wholesale  grocers.  JOHN CHOLDITCH & CO. ��� FRONT  Street, Nelson, wholesale grocers.  A. MACDONALD & CO.-CORNER OF  Front and Hall Streets, Nelson, wholesale  grocers and jobbers in blankets, gloves,  mitts, boots, rubbers, mackinaws, and miners' sundries.  J. Y. GRIFFIN & C���FRONT STREET,  Nelson, wholesale dealers in provisions,  cured meats, butter and eggs.  LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  KOOTENAY TENT NO. 7. K. O. T. M.���  Regular meetings first and third Thursdays of each month. Visiting Sir Knights  are cordially invited to attend. Dr. W.  Rose, R. K.; A. W. Purdy, Com.: O. A,  Brown, P. C.  NE'.LSON LODGE, NO. 23, ._. F. &  A. M., meets second Wednesday in  each month. Sojourning brethren  invited.  NELSON AERIE, NO. 22, F. O. B.���  Meets second and fourth Wednesday oC  each month at FraternK---'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 LABOR UNIONS.  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.  TAX ITOTICE.  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.-CORNER  Vernon and Josephine Streets, Nelson,  wholesale dealers in liquors, cigars, and  dry goods. Agents for Pabst Brewing Company of Milwaukee and Calgary Brewing  Company of Calgary.  BUSINESS DIBEOTQEY.   ARCmTECTS;   A.   C.   EWART,   ARCHITECT���ROOM  3,  Aberdeen Block, Baker Street, Nelson.   ���  DRAYAGE.  MINERS' UNION, NO 96, W. XT. ot M.���  Meets in Miners' Union Hall, northwest  corner of Baker and Stanley Streets, every  Saturday evening at 8 o'clock. Visiting  members welcome. J. R. McPherson, president; James Wilks, secretary. Union scale  of wages for Nelson district per shift: Machine men $3.50, hammersmon J3.26, muckers, carmen, shovelers, and other underground laborers $3.  JOURNEYMEN BARBERS' INTERNA-  tional Union of America, Local No. 196,  Nelson, B. C. Meets every second and  fourth Monday In each month, at S o'clock  sharp. Visiting members invited. Eli Sutcliffe, president; E. DeMers, secretary.  LAUNDRY WORKERS' UNION ���  Meets at Miners' Union Hall on fourth  Monday ln every month at 7:30 o'clock p.  m. B. Pape, president; A. W. McFee, secretary.  FURNITURE, PIANOS, SAFES, ETC.,  moved carefully at reasonable rates. Apply J. T. Wilson, Phone 270, Prosser's Second Hand Store, Ward Street,   FURNITURE.  D. J. ROBERTSON & CO., FURNITURE  dealers, undertakers, and embalmers. Day  'phone No. 292, night 'phone No. 207. Next  riew postoffice building, Vernon Street,  Nelson.  CARPENTERS' UNION MEETS WED-  nesday evening of each week at 7 o'clock.  In Miners' Union Hall. John Burns, ar.,  president, William Raynard, secretary.  PAINTERS' UNION MEETS THE FIRST  and third Fridays In each month at Miners'  Union Hall at 7:30 sharp. Walter R. Ke-j,  president; Henry Bennett, secretary.  COOKS' AND WAITERS' UNION, NO.  141, W. L. U.F meets at Miners' Union Hall  second and last Tuesdays in each month at  8:30 p. m. sharp. A. B. Sloan, president; J,  P. Forrestell, secretary; H. M. Fortler, financial secretary.  PLASTERERS' UNION MEETS EVERY  Monday evening in the Elliot Block, at 8  o'clock. J. D. Moyer, president; William  Vice, secretary.   P. O. Box 1BL THB NELSON TRIBUNE: THURSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 6, 1902  BANK OP MONTREAL  CAPITAL, all paid up-..$12,000,000.00  REST ...._   7,000.000.00  UNDIVIDED PROFITS       876 631.61  Lord Strathoona and Mount Royal ...President  Hon. George A. Drummond Vice-President  E. S. Cloi'-ton General Manager  NELSON BRANCH  Corner Baker and Kootenay Streets.  A. B. BUCHANAN, Manager.  Branohea In London (Kngland) N_w York,  Chicago, and all the principal cities in Canada.  Bay and sell Sterling Exchange and Cable  __*r*flLii s_q rfl  Grant Commercial and Travelers' Credits,  availablo in any part of tho world.  Drafts Issued, Collections Made, Eto.  Saving's Bank Branch  CURRENT RATE O-   INTEREST "PAIP.  TELEPHONES GREAT RIVAL  It Dispenses With Attendance  Hello, Central! was one of the nineteenth century's pet phrases, with its  answering cry, in dulcet or sharp tones,  "What number, please?" But "Hello,  Central!" now that the twentieth century is here, promises soon to be a  phrase merely historic.  Science has made a stride forward.  The "hello girl," presiding genuis of the  telephone ever since its installation,  must seek fresh employment before  long. For there has arrived, and is now  in practical, successful operation, a  girless, centralless telephone system,  with which, with a few twists of a curious dial, any one can get the number  he wants, directly, in a few seconds.  No delay, no maddening reply,  "They're busy,���I'll let you know!"  lurks in the recess of this new instrument. No third person sits in the tantalizing somewhere, ready to "listen in,"  if she so pleases, to cut off the hurried  man or a flurried woman at will, to  juggle with wires, put in and pull out  plugs, and when the subscriber is driven  to the verge of desperation not infre-  . quently to "talk back."  On the contrary, he who "calls up"  now, if he be on the line of the new telephone, has at once a private wire in  his hand.  He slips a finger tip into one of the  ten little holes along the curving sides  of this little metal dial on the telephone  box (the holes are numbered 0 to 9,)  having first taken the receiver off its  hook. He jerks the dial around sharply  until it catches. Swung on a pivot the  dial moves easily and quickly. It moves  back to its place automatically.  If 2741 is the number to be called, the  man inserts his finger in the No. 2 hole  and makes the first movement, on Nos.  7, 4 and 1 he twists the dial in the same  way.  As the disk finally comes back to its  starting point he presses a button just  below. At the other end the bell is already ringing. The connection has been  made, the person is called in four or  five seconds.  Had.the other end of the wire been  "busy," the man who would have heard,  after he had gone through these rapid  motions. Automatically, again, does  his telephone announce the fact that  .the other wire is engaged. Otherwise,  if the finger is put in the right holes,  the proper number is secured infallibly.  The delicate, complicated, perfect mechanism behind it never fails. Operated  on mathematical principles, it is surer  even than the human hand.  A big spare room, filled with rows oi  high keyboards of glistening metal, is  the substitute for "central." A strange  "central" this, indeed! It is nothing but  a machine room, with a single electrician listening to the constant clicks.  ��fhese begin at one row of boards, they  are echoed on to a second, thence to a  third.  =i=-Thereiis=no-sign1-of"a"petticoati*or-any-  sort of a telephone operator. The man  in charge has simply the task of keeping  this machinery in order. Saturday night  he, with the clerks in the front ofiice  and the manager, locks up the exchange,  not to return until Monday morning.  And through seven nights of the week  and all day Sunday the exchange clicks  away, the service going on without a  hitch, with no human hands to aid it.  The banks of instruments in the room  ciick away, subscribers call each other  as they please, the -'wipers" move up  and down the "selectors."  The telephone girl is surely passing.  She is no more a modern necessity.  Fall River, Mass., has the most complete, largest and most practically operated of all the girless telephone systems of America, though it is closely  pressed by those of New Bedford, near  by, and Augusta, Ga. The latter cities  have each more than five hundred subscribers on these automatic wires.  Fall River has seven hundred, however, and appreciation of this service  in this New England mill town is rapidly growing. Yet these three cities are.  but a few of those that operate tele-  iphones of the new order with no girl  at "central."  Geneva, N. Y.; Albuquerque, N. M.Albert Lea, Minn.; Auburn, N. Y.; Madison, Wis.; Princeton, N. J.; Ithaca, N.  Y.; and even the far distant wilds of  Skagway, Alaska, all have automatic  telephones.  But the going of the telephone girl  is on no such small scale as this short  list would indicate. The German government has experimented, and successfully, with the new invention. It lias-  ���had a trial set of key-boards for 400  subscribers working in Berlin for a  year and a half now, and will soon install the system on a much larger  scale. The Strowger patents, operating  these instruments, are to be taken up in  France.  In Havana, Cuba, the girless telephone is to be the system of the Cuban capital. *rwenty-five hundred instruments have been ordered to begin  with, and ten thousand altogether are  to be placed as soon as possible.  A curious circumstance has led to  the choosing of this "no central" 'phone  for Havana, so the story goes. It is  said that the difficulty of getting "central girls" who could speak all the languages required would be too great.   At  THE CANADIAN  BANK OF COMMERCE  WITH WHICH IS AMALGAMATED  THE BANK  OF  BRITISH COLUMBIA.  HEAD OFFICE: TORONTO.  SS33S Sasr* .--������-- 8888888  ACCRECATE RESOURCES OVER $66,000,000;  Hon. Geo. A. Cox,  President.  B. E. Walker,  General Manager  London Offlce, 60 Lombard Street, B. O.  New York   Oflice, 18   Exchange   Place.  and 6-S Branches in Canada and the  United States.  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT:  Interest allowed on deposits.   Present rate  throe per cent.  GRANGE V. HOLT,  MnnaRer Nelson Branch.  all events no telephone girls are to be  there.  But it is in Chicago that the "hello  girl" will find her most important  Waterloo. Already the cables are being  laid. Here will be established the first  centralless telephone system of the first  rank. It will take probably two years  to get the wires in place and the intricate mechanism adjusted, but when it  is complete Chicago will start off with  15,000 autophones, with an ultimate capacity, under the present plans���and  these may be enlarged���of 50,000 of  these telephones.  Extraordinarily interesting are the  details of this mechanism that seem to  come more nearly to human intelligence  than any other machinery, and yet they  are so intricate and complicated that  they are almost beyond the comprehension of all besides professional engineers and scientists.  "Each man his own telephone operator" is simple enough, but the method  by which, in the limits of a single  room, one line picks up another without  human aid, in a very small fraction of  a minute, holds the two together as  long as desired, and then, upon the simple hanging up of the receiver, disconnects them, is nothing short of the perception of modern science.  Photographs taken of the Fall River  exchange at its busiest hour show the  mechanism, unaided by hands, doing its  works silently, save for the click following click, like the reports of a boy's  popgun.  But one man, the expert electrician,  is stationed in all this room. His only  duty besides caring for the machinery,  it to answer "trouble calls," and keep  track of his construction and repair  men.  PERgAL BANK  ODd1    0_A___*T-__-I_>_A-  Capital (paid up)  Rest  $2,600,000  $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. WILKIB General Manager.  E. HAY Inspeotor.  INTERESTING TO TRAINMEN  Conductors' Duties Defined  A case of peculiar interest to trainmen was heard at the Toronto assizes  ;iast week. It was an action of T. J.  Blain, the Brampton lawyer, against  the Canadian Pacific railway, for damages for permanent injuries received by  an assualt on a train. In the course of  the hearing the counsel for the plaintiff, read excerpts from the examination  of Ezenezer Imrie, conductor of the  train on which the assault took place.  Imrie swore that Mr. Blain approached  him at the Union station, and asked  him to eject Anthony from the train,  as he might make himself objectionable.  He went to Anthong, who was in a  "quiet drunk condition," and forced him  down into a seat. During the trip several other passengers complained of  Anthony's abusive conduct, and more  than once Imrie used force to protect  the passengers, still he did not put him  oft* the train. In the morning he reported the occurrence to his divisional  superintendent. Anthony, was arrested  as a result, was convicted, and has served two months' imprisonment, for the  crime of assault. "   "  ^Tliis^-oj-clutled^the^plaintiff's case,  and E. F. B. Johnson, K. C, asked for  a non-suit, on the following grounds:  (1) That'in order to prove the company's liability, the plaintiff must, show  that the conductor was cognizant of  the "explosive" nature of the two passengers, in order to afford his protection of either party. (2) That it was  the duty of Blain, knowing that his relations with Anthony were very much  strained, owing to the alleged affections  to the former for the latter's wife, to  have rather suffered tlie inconvenience  of remaining over in Toronto, than risk  /bravelling on the same train as Anthony. (3) That under the circumstances, the defendant company is entitled to show the justification of Anthony's attack on the plaintiff.  His lordship ruled against Mr. Johnston, and incidentally made some important observations in regard to the  preservation of order and the protection  of passengers on railway trains. He  said: "I shall charge the jury, on the  conclusion of the company's evidence,  that it is the duty of a conductor in  charge of a railway train to eject therefrom any person in a state of intoxication or who may become disorderly and  break any of the reasonable rules of the  company. If the conductor sees a passenger making an unprovoked assault,  it is his unquestionable duty to eject  that passenger, without regard to the  merits of the quarrel between the parties. However, in order to fix liability  on the company, it must be proven that  the conductor saw the assault, or had  the opportunity of knowing of the assault. ?_he company is responsible for  the preservation of order by the conductor, having regard to the means at  his disposal of the" conductor to preserve such order."  This ruling was apparently a surprise  to the defense. Mr. Johnson immediately said: "We offer no evidence for  the defense." During the progress of  the plaintiff's case, Mr. Johnston had put  in several letters and other papers as  exhibits, and by doing so he forfeited  his right to make a second address of  the plaintiff's counsel.  The jury awarded Blain $300 damages. Blain's evidence was that he was  a passenger on a special train from  Toronto to Brampton on the evening of  October 10th last, having been in the  city to attend the demonstration in  honor of the duke and duchess of Corn-  NELSON   BRANCH,  BURNS BLOCK.  A general banking business transacted.  Savings Department,���Deposits received and  interest allowod.  Draft-- sold, available in all part of Canada,  United States and Europe.  Special attention given to coll       ns.  J. M. LAY, Manager.  wall and York. On three different occasions on the trip he was assaulted by  Richard Anthony, of Brampton, who  seemed to have a grievance against him.  The first took place at the Union Station  here; the second shortly after the  train passed Toronto Junction and the  third near Streetsville. At the first as-  saul Blain drew the attention of the  conductor of the train to Anthony's  presence and asked for protection. He  repeated the request at Parkdale station, but there was no interference with  Anthony on the part of any of the  company's officials.  Blain claimed unstated damages from  the company because of their alleged  negligence in failing to extend to him  due protection while he was a passenger on one of their trains. He also  claims that he has been afficted with  deafness since he was assaulted, and  this was chiefly due to blows on the  head received from Anthony. He claimed his doctor had ordered him to give  up business for six months, and to go  away for his health. For this de demanded remuneration. Anthony has  since been tried in the criminal court  and has been convicted of common assault. He is serving a two months'  term in jail, and has been bound over  in $20,000 to keep the peace toward  Bain for one year. Domestic difficulties  were the alleged cause of Anthony's  maltreatment of Blain. Chief justice  Falconbridge tried the case.   .  MILLING IN THE FAR NORTH  Hudson's Bay Company's Venture  The Hudson's Bay. Company have decided  to erect a new Hour mill at Port Vermillion, in "the far north. Further inquiry has  elicited the following details in reference  to this enterprising venture r^ the great  pioneer company of the northwest. The  Edmonton trail, known to all fur traders,  and which in more recent years gained a  short lived and melancholy notoriety in  connection with the blighted hopes and the  sufferings of travelers who thought they  saw in this route a road to the Klondike,  will have borne upon it ere the winter  closes all tho paraphernalia which go to  make up the equipment of first class modern plants, botli for flour and sawmills.  For some 300 miles north from Edmonton  the company is to undertake the transport  by sleighs of all the heavy machinery required, and it is expected to have it landed  on the banks of the Peace river by this  method of transport. By the opening of  navigation a flotilla of scows will be built  to carry the material to Vermillion, the  principal post of the" company in that quarter, where the mills will be erected, and  the company, in the course of a few  months, will be quietly making Its own  brand of XXXX or Strong Bakers, in its  own mill, for its own people, from the crop  of its own land, tilled by the natives, with  whom the company's relations have ever  been fraternal.  There is understood to be but a limited  area for the cultivation of wheat in the  district where the mill is to be established,  but it says volumes, not only for its enterprise, but also for the intimate knowledge of the conditions throughout the  north country, which the company possesses through its army of officers, all men  of experience and proved ability, that the  first real indication which the outside world  obtains of.the requirements of the district  is the sight of the Hudson's Bay Company's  sleds en route.    ���>  MARCONI STILL CONFIDENT  That He Will Succeed  Immediately after his arrival in London  Marconi was interviewed as to the value  which he placed upon his recent experiments at transmitting messages across the  Atlantic without wires, as well as his hope  with respect to the perfecting of his system.   Marconi said:  "1 went to Newfoundland to demonstrate  that wireless telegraphic signals could be  sent from England to that shore, and I  havo proved it. It was from a commercial  point of view that I conducted those experiments, for it would have been unbusinesslike to have expended large, sums of money  in equipping long distance stations without having demonstrated at first and with  the least possible cost that signals could  be sent across the ocean. I am fully convinced that the sending of long distance  messages does not depend on the height of  the vertical wire, as 1 once thought, but  upon the power of. the current employed.  I shall now, within a short .time, begin  further long distance experiments. A station similar to that of Poldhu will be erec-  etd on the American coast. We shall both  send and receive signals at first, and  complete messages afterwards. Of that I  feel confident."  "It has'been stated that it was your next  intention to establish a wireless telegraphic service between England and India."  "That," said Mr. Marconi, "is not exactly  true. What I said was if, and I so believe,  it is feasible to talk from England to America by wireless telegraphy, it is also possible to communicate between England and  India."  "What about the opinion of experts that  there is no reliability to be placed on wireless messages, and that they can be intercepted by anyone who chooses to erect a  station equipped with proper instruments?"  "That," said the inventor, "is something  I am working upon now, with, I most firmly believe, prospect of ultimate success.  Besides, except in the case of a government  being involved, it is hardly likely that anyone would go to the expense of, say ��14,000  to erect a wireless telegraphic station that  would be able to intercept long distance  messages."     Biddle Brothers Buried  PITTSBURG, February 5.���The remains  of Edward and John Biddle were interred  in a single grave, at Colgary cemetery, this  morning. There were not more than 25  people present. At the cemetery Rev. father  Sweeny read the burial service of tho Roman Catholic church.  To Acquire the West Indies  WASHINGTON, February 5.���The senate  committee on foreign relations today ordered a favorable report of the treaty to  acquire the Danish West Indies. No answer was made to the treaty iu committee.  Iba��� ""^t *v^ ��_^_JS> _!S&* >"'*' _2&_m>*-St_S"{ _2fc _2_ _*S *��S*��fr l4m���Q^��^��l'ttf' ���T'_^J*2kJ������12L?^~~- '���^'_f'42? '&f*^mi,0^-i0f,1m*'00'00  ���^^LAp*. 00-     w ' 00' 00''00' ^0 ' 00 ' 00 ' 00 ' 00 ' 00 ' 00'��� 00' 00' 00 ' ^0 0m\(0^^mk * ^-t * ^k * ^^ '^_��* ^_> ��� **^'��� ^_* ��� "^. ���"''���*����� ���*^^^^^^^ ���^^'ST'*^k "^^_8*"  m '-��� >����>  to  ^****************************************************************^  ft 189Q--JSTABLIBHBD IN NB-.SOK-1QQ2 t��  to  to  to  to  to  9}  9)  to  to  to  'k  1 <^.  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  %  Jacob Dover   The Jeweler  Nelson,* B. C.  Now that I am through stock-taking I intend to reduce my stock by giving  the public a rednction of 15 per cent off on the dollar. I invite you all and 1  guarantee all goods sold  We have so many different lines that it is impossible to mention them all  but here are a few of them.  Diamond and Pearl Jewelry, Watches, Clocks, Silverware, Karn Pianos  and Sewing Machines  Jacob Dover,   " The Jeweler.  99  ��*">  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  *********.******.************.******.******.***.***.***************.***:***  0  9}  9\  9}  to  to  to  I  _a^^ii  m  A STBATGHTPOEWAED PLATFORM.  We believe ln giving every person one  dollar's worth for every one hundred "cents.  We believe the price should be marked on  each article in plain figures.  We believe In charging for each article  the jjrlce marked.  We believe in selling goods to children  at the same price we sell their parents.  We believe ln exchanging unsuitable or  unsatisfactory purchases for other goods.  We believe In representing goods to be  just what they are.  We believe we can give you just as good  satisfaction and just as good value as any  other jeweler.  If you will favor us with a share of your  patronage we will use our best endeavors  to deserve your confidence.  In our repairing department we guarantee all our work and agree to repair free of  charge any work which proves unsatisfactory.  If Brown said so it's right.  January 14th, 1902.  VICTOR  ROCK  ELM  Hockey Sticks  Boys Sticks    .  Hockey Pucks  Ping Pong   .  . 40c  , 25c  . 35c  $3.20  Canada Drug & Book Co.  Porto Rico Lumber Go.  (LIMITED)  Rough and  Dressed  Lumber  Shingles  Mouldings  A-1 White Pine Lumber Always in  StocK-  We carry a complete stock of  Ocaat Flooring, Ceiling, Inside Finish, JT^rned^Work.SashanoLDoors,  Special order work will receive  prompt attention,  Porto Rico Lumber Go.Ltd.  CORNER OF  ,  HBNDRYX AND VKRNON HTRKKTS  Separate sealed tenders, addressed to the  undersigned will be received at this office  until Tuesday, February 25th, inclusively,  for the construction of tho armories at the  followintf places:  1st. Revelstoke, B. C.  2nd. Kamloops, B. C.  3rd. Kaslo, B. C.  4th. Nelson, B. O.  Plans and specifications can be seen and  forms of tenders obtained for Revelstoke  and Kaslo on application to the postmasters at thoso places; at Nelson at tho ollice  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 the tender,  which will be forfeited if the party decline to enter into a contract when called  upon to do so, or if he fail to complete tho  work contracted for. If tho tender be not  accepted the check will be returned.  The department does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender. By order,  PRED GETJNAS, Secretary.  Department of Public Works,  Ottawa, January 25th, 1002.  Newspapers inserting this advertisement  without authority from the department will  not be naid for it.  .     a03*&&&     _  _    ...  PROVINCIAL    SECRETARY'S    OFFICE.  His honor the lieutenant governor in  council has been pleased to make the fol-  ing appointments:  6 27th January, 1902.  Christopher Morrison, alderman, and  Frederick Starkey, of the city of Nelson,  esquires, to bo members of the board of  licensing commissioners for tho said city.  John A. Irving, alderman, and Alfred J.  Marks, of tho city of Nelson, esquires, to  bo members of the board of commissioners  of police for tho said city.  *^j(rtis7v#; r��e^<  &4d& ^^:^^'^^fe  CLASSIFIED ADS.  ARTICLES FOR SALE.  SEWING MACHINES OF ALL KINDS  for sale or rent at the Old Curiosity Shop.  TO I,J_T.���J-'OUK ROOM COTTAGE ON  Park street, opposite hospital. Rent, including water, $12 per month. Apply E. Kilby,  next door to Rossland Hotel, Vernon street.   LODGERS. _____  FOR RO._ AND TABLE BOARD. AP-  ply third house west of Ward on Victoria  street.  COMFORTABLY FURNISHED ROOMS  to rent on Silica street, between Ward and  Kootenay streets. Apply L. Peters.  EMPLOYMENT AGENCY.  CANADIAN EMPLOYMENT AGENCY-  WANTED help of all kinds; men for railroad construction. Large warehouse for  storage. Prosser's Second - Hand Store,  Ward street, Nelson.  SEWING MACHINES FOR SALE.  SEWING MACHINES FOR SALE OR  rent. Sold on installments. Old machines  taken In exchange. Repairs kept for all  makes of machines. Singer Manufacturing  Company, Baker Street, Nelson.  FOR SALE.  "~FO--SALE_XfIRST CLAsilliuZlARD  and pool parlor and retail cigar business.  Address P. O. Box 191, Cranbrook. B. C.  GIRL WANTED.  WANTED���A WOMAN OR GIRL TO  help with housework . and baby. Good  wages. Apply to John Hutcheson, Cranbrook, B. C.  HENRY G. JOLY DE LQTBINIERE.  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.  HC"PROCLAMATION.  D. M. Eberts, Attorney General.  Whereas we are desirous and resolved as  soon as may be, to meet Our people of Our  Province of British Columbia, and to have  their advice in Our Legislature:  Now, Know Ye, that for divers causes  and considerations, and taking Into consideration the ease and convenience of our  loving subjects, We have thought fit, by  and with the advico of Our Executive  Council, to hereby convoke, and by these  presents enjoin you, and each of you, that  on Thursday, the twentieth day of February, one thousand nine hundred and two,  you meet Us in Our said Legislature or  Parliament of Our said Province, at Our  City of Victoria, FOR THE DISPATCH 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, be ordained.  In testimony whereof, we have caused  these Our Letters to bo made Patent and  tho 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 one thousand nine  hundred and two, and ln tho first year of  Our Reign.  By Command.  J. D. PRENTICE,  Acting Provincial Secretary.  PROVINCIAL    SECRETARY'S    OFFICE.  His Honour the Lieutenant-governor in  Council has been pleased to make the following appointments:  Sth January, 1902.  William Edwin Newcoml-e, of Trout  Lake, Esquire, M.D., CM., to bo resident  physician at the said place.  John M.  Holland,  of the City of Grand  Forks,  Esquire,   to be a notary  public in  and for the province of British Columbia.  9th January, 1902.  Frederick Fraser,  of the City of Revelstoke, Esquire, to he-  Stipendiary magistrate,  Government Agent,  Assistant Commissioner of Lands and  Works,  Collector < r *'< venuo Tax,  District iUii.iirar of Births, Deaths and  Marriages, and Registrar under the "Marriage Act," for the Revelstoko Division of  West Kootenay,  Gold Commissioner for tho Revelstoke,  Illecillowaet, Lardeau and Trout Lako  Mining Divisions,  Clerk of the Peace for the County of  Kootenay,  District Registrar of the Revelstoke registry of the Supreme Court, and  Collector of Votes for the Revelstoko riding of the West Kootenay District, vice  Mr. W. J. Goepel.  =3S  P. Burns & Co.  Head Office at  NELSON, B. 0.  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers in Meats  Markets at  Nelson,  Rossland,  Trail,  Kaslo, Ymir, Sandon,  Silverton, New  Denver, Bevelstoke, Ferguson Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade City, Mid  way, and "Vancoaver.  ���'������������''������������������������������������������������^������������������������������������-���������������-���''���-������-''���''���-������������������-������������^���������**************  West Kootenay Butcher Go.  ALL KINDS OF  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  E. W. C BLOCK  WAED STEEET  E. C. TRAVES, Manager  TREMONT HOUSE  Q321 TO 33UBAKER STREET, NELSON  A.MER1CAH AND EUROPEAN  PLANS  MEALS 25 GENTS  Rooms Lighted by Electricity and Heated oy Steam 25 Cents to $1  IMPERIAL BBEWM COMPANY  EMERSON & REISTERER.  BREWERS OF THE BEST  LAGER BEER  STEAM BEER  AND PORTER  When you want the Best, ask for  IMPERIAL BEER.  SLOGAN JUNCTIOJ. HOTEL  J, H. McMANUB, M��-iace-.  Bar atocked with beat brand* ot wines,  llquora, am* clgara. Bear on draught. Lars*  oomfortabla rooma. Slrat elaaa tabic board.  CHEAP FUEL.  Reduction ln price of coke: Per Ton.  Coke at gas worka   $6.50  Coko delivered  7.50  Cash must accompany all orders, or $1  extra will bo charged.  NELSON COKE & GAS COMPANY, Ltd.  DBUfi STOfiE EABLY CLOSING  ON AND APTEE JAFCTAEY 1st.  The public Is notified that on and after  January 1st our places .of business will  close at 9 o'clock every night except Saturday and the day preceding a public holiday.  Sunday hours 10 to 12 a. m., 2:30 to 4:30  p. m., 6:30 to 8:30 p. m.  CANADA BOOK & DRUG CO., Ltd.,  "VV. F. TEETZEL & CO.,.  J. H. VANSTONE.  0_     COUKSE    TOU    WANT    THE     BEST-  THEN   OO   TO  ARTHUR    GEE  in Tremont Block.   Ho will suit you.  Largo stock of imported season's goods.  NEWLING & CO.  AUCTIONEERS, VALUERS, ETC.  K����P?ffl DOlt d0W tNl?_|f00N^paU  QUEEN'S HOTEL  BA__BR   BTR-Urr,   KELSON.  Lighted by Electricity and Heated with Hot Air.  Lars* oomfortabla -.-rooma aad Orat-i  oiaaa dlnlnc room. Sampla room- for oom-*  -nerala- mam.  RATES S2-PER-DAY-  Hf|rs. L G. ClarKe, Prop.  Lata of the Royal Hotel, Calgary  IVJadden House Si"SJr  The only hotal ln Nelson that haa re-i  nuiined under one manacemant alnce IBM*  The bed-roomi are well X-ralahea ana]  lighted by electricity.  The bar la alwaya atocaea by the beat  domeatlc and Imported llanora and d-gara,  THOMAS MADDEN, Proprietor.  HOTEL   BOSSLAND.  Third door from Grand Central Hotel  on Vernon street Best dollar a day;  house ln town. House and furniture new  and first class ln every respect. Lighted  by gas. Room and board $5 to $6 pets  week. No Chinese employed here.  J. V. O'LAUGHLIN, Proprietor.  Bartlett    House  Formerly Clarke Hotel.  The Beat 91 per Day House In Nelson.  None but white help employed. .The bar the  best.   -. ';..  G. W. BARTLETT, Proprietor  R. REISTERER & CO.  BBBWBRfl AND BO-fTLIBa Or  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  Prompt and re-rular delivery to the trada,  BRBWXRY  AT  NELSON  OYSTER COCKTAILS  AT  THH  MANHATTAN.  OYSTER COCKTAILS  AT  THB  MANHATTAN.  The   Manhattan  JOSEPHINE STREET  ALL THE BE8T BRANDS  LIQUORS AND CIQAR8. THE NELSON TRIBUNE, THURkSDAY MORNING   FEBRUARY 6, 1902  sae  _$***��� *** *** *** *** ************************************^  ��   THERE ARE A FEW LINES SUITABLE FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS WHICH  WE ArE OFFERING AT VERY LOW PRICES.  Hi  Hi  W-  *  Hi  Hi  Hi  tf  8  ft  tf  tf  tf  tf  tf  tf  tf  8  tf  tf  3  English, French and  American  Perfumes.  Hand Mirrors  Ladies' Traveling Oases  Ladies' Dressing Oases  Gents' Traveling Oases  Ladies' Purses and Card  Oases.  Gents' Purses and Wallets  Chatelaine Bags  Perfume Atomizers  Hair Brushes of all kinds  W. F. TEETZEL & CO.  *** *** *** **************** ***************************  ,-*���#  Lawrence Hardware Co.  IMPOETEES AND DEALEBS Iff  Shelf -and Heavy Hardware  AGENTS rOE���Oresoent,  Oanton, and Jessop's Steel, Bennett's Gutta Peroha  Puse, Jennies' Ore Oars  Hamilton Powder Company's Blasting Powder       __   _ T%   n  and Dynamite vl(*\QftTl       K   11  Bailroad, Mill, Mining and Builders' Supplies       J-* OlOV-U-i    dJy Ui  EA1LWAY TIME TABLE  CANADIAN PACIFIC SYSTEM  LEAVE  7:15 a. m.  Daily.  CROW'S NEST RAILWAY  Kuskonook, Creston, Movie,  Cranbrook, "Marysville, tort  Steele, Elko, Kcrnic, Jlichcl,  Blah-more, Frank, Macleod,  Lethbridge, Winnijicg, ami  all Eastern points.      ARRIVE  (i:15 p. in.  Daily.  LKAVK  6:40 p. m.  DaUy  6:10 p. in.  Daily  8 a. m.  8 a. in.  LEAVE  10 a. m.  COLUMBIA & KOOTENAY  RAILWAY  Rouson, Nakusp, Arrowhead,  Revelstoko, and all points cast  and -.vest ond', R. main lino.  Robson, Trail and Rossland.  Robson, Cascade, Grand  Forks, Phdsnix, Greenwood  nnd 31 id way.  (Daily except Sunday)  Itobson, Trail and Rossland.  (Daily excopt Sunday)  AKKIVE  10:10 p.m.  Daily  10:10 p.m.  Dafly  10:10 p.m.  11:35 a.m.  SLOCAN RIVER RAILW'Y  Slocan City, Silverton, New  Denver. Three Forks, Sandon  (Daily except Sunday)  i p. m.  4 p. ni.  TELEPHONE 30.  P. O. BOX 627.  Selson Saw & Planing Mills  KOOTENAY  LAKE  STEAMBOATS  Balfour, Pilot Bay, Ainsworth  Kaslo and all Way Landings.  (Daily except Sunday)  Lardo and all points on tho  Lardo & Trout Lake Branch.  (Tuesdays, Thursdays and   Saturdays.)   ARRIVE  3:10 p.m.  ARRIVE  10:10  a.m.  11 a.m  GREAT NORTHERN SYSTEM.  NELSON  & FORT  SHEP-  PARD RAILWAY  Depot   [Ymir, Salmo, Erie, Waneta,  9:40 a.m Northport, Rossland, Colvillo  ���VMount'iiik and Spokane.  10:30a.m.' Making through connections o;oS p.m.  DaUy.  Jiii*JM:ia?*E3**D.  CHARLES HILLYER, President.  HARRY HOUSTON, Secretary.  Have just received 3,000,0   feet of logj from Idaho, and we are prepared to out the largest bill  of timber of any dimensions or lengths.   Estimates given at any time,   The largest stock of sash  COAST LUMBER OF ALL KINDS ON HAND  OFFICE AND YARDSi   CORNER HALL AND FRONT .STRKBT8.  FURNITUR  AT LOW PRICES  THE STOCK OF  J. G. BUNYAN & CO.  WILL BE SOLD AT REDUCED PRICES  FOR CASH ONLY  J   A. KIRKPATRICK  MORTGAGEE.  LEAVE  Kaslo  7 a.m.  Nelson  6:00 p. m.  DaUy  Depot.  16:15 p.m.  g<Iount*'in  at Spokane to tho south,  east and west.  KOOTENAY LAKE  STEAMBOATS  Balfour, PilotBay, Ainsworth  Kaslo and aU Way Landings.  of erecting tho smeltor nnd other building*  is (joins on apace. The foundations are already laid, and tho brick making plant is  turning out a supply of brick for tho com-  p'eliun of the works. Mr. Barnard is accompanied by his wife and family aud  leaves today on the Crow's Nest boat for  his home.  Dr. Hawkey has been appointed medical  superintendent in charge of the Kootenay  Lake General Hospital, in the place of Dr.  Dohorly, resigned. There is some feeling on  the part of tho other medical practitioners  over the appointment of Dr. Hawkey,  which it is said may take the form of a  protest to the hospital board.  Judge Forin received a telegram this  week Informing him of the illness of judge  Leamey of Greenwood, and requesting his  attendance at judge Leamey's sitting on  February 11th. This will prevent his honor  from accompanying tlie Nelson curlers to  the "Winnipeg bonspiel on Saturday. In consequence !<'. J. Bradley lias been appointed  by the club to go in his place.  James Wilks returned from Frank, Alberta yesterday, where he was successful  in organizing a local branch of the Western Federation of Miners. The Frank union  starts off with a charter membership of 55,  but within a month it is expected that the  membership will be increased to at least  100. There is in the neighborhood of 130  men employed at the mines in Frank and  the best of feeling prevails between the  men and the management, general manager  Gebo and assistant, manager Henrietta being especially popular, The officers of the  Frank union are: James Graham, president;  S. H. Lake, vice-president; S. Sutherland,  corresponding and financial secretary;  David Thomas, conductor; Richard Robinson, treasurer; and A. M. Campbell, warden.  to!  to  to  H. BYERS & CO  DaUy  ARRIVE  Kaslo  9:?0 p. m.  Nelson  10:30 a.m.  DaUy  CITY AND DISTRICT.  G. H. Barnhart, manager of the Ymir  mine arrived in the city last evening on the  Siiokane train.  James Cronin, manager of the St. Eugene mine at Moyie, arrived in the city last  evening on the Crow's Nest boat.  A. Macdonald, of Winnipeg, head of the  well known wholesale firm, arrived in the  city last evening on the Coast train.  E. T. H. Simpkins, district registrar, left  yesterday for a two months' vacation to  California for the benefit of his health.  P. E.'Wilson was the winner in the raf-  lie for the French clock which was on exhibition in Patenaude Brothers' window."  It is valued at $150.  Work at the Poorman mine, which has  been suspended for the last few days, owing  to the freezing up of the flume, will be resumed this morning.  There will be a ball at the Miner's hall,  Slocan, tomorrow evening, under the aus-  1 ices of the Miners' Union. A number of  the Neisonites will be in attendance.  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 10 per cent off for cash. Our  terms are on the installment plan, one-third cash, balance in  three payments. Our customers are warned to take advantage of this great reduction sale. Come any time of the  day.    Can always duplicate any article.  D. Mc Arthur cfr Co.  There was a dance at tne Poorman mine  on Wednesday evening last. The dance was  held in the school house and was attended  by about twenty ^couples, half of whom  went from the city.  The members of the Nelson St. Andrew's  Society will meet at the Phair hotel tomorrow evening at S o'clock, as business of importance will come before the meeting a  lull attendance of the members is requested.  The injuries -sustained by Miss Hembroff  at the carnival on Tuesday evening are  likely to prove more serious that was at  first anticipated. She is not only suffering  from a broken rib, but serious internal injuries are also feared.  The annual meeting of the Nelson Boat  Club will be held in Fraternity hall on Friday evening. The chief business of the  meeting will be the making of arrangements for the holding of the annual regatta in Nelson this summer, and these include the purchase or erection of a commodious club house.  Board of Trade Meeting  An adjourned meeting of the board of  trade was held yesterday afternoon to complete business in connection with the meeting of the associate boards of trade at Kaslo on the 2Gth instant. At the last regular  meeting of the board notice of motion had  been made to move resolutions to be submitted to the association. These were put  and" carried. One was in the form of a protest against the levying of the present royalty or output tax on the mines of the province, and claiming that the cost of mining  shouid be deducted, and tne royalty. le\j^cu  on the net value of the ore. \  Another resolution was to the effect that  twing to the unsatisfactory mail service  in the Kootenay district, largely owing to  its geographical difficulty, that in the opinion of the associated boards of trade a resident .assistant postoffice inspector should  be appointed, who would have some personal knowledge of the conditions, and that  the postotlice department be urged to have  such an appointment made at the earliest  possible date.  A remit was also submitted from the  Trail and ICaslo boards of trade, some of  the recommondations in which were endorsed by the meeting. The principal one  was in regard to pig lead, and.consisted of  an appeal to the Dominion government to  increase the duties on this commodity,  whereby the industries associated with the  manufacture of lead into white lead and  other articles of 1. manufacture should be  built up, instead of practically all the white  lead consumed being imported from Germany, and British Columbia lead being exported to other countries.  Hamilton Byers being the only remaining  delegate of tnose appointed to attend the  Kaslo meeting, the president submitted the  matter of suggesting another to the meeting. After some discussion the matter was  finally left in the hands of the president  to secure one of the members of the board  to act.  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  nL  ESTABLISHED 1892  *4��-  4  _���&���  Portland Cement  Fire Brick  Fire Clay-  Sheet Iron  T Rails  Ore Cars  Blowers  Exhausters  Pumps  Graniteware  Tinware  HARDWARE AND IRON MERCHANTS  HEATING STOVES  COOKING STOVES  AND  RANGES  * NELSON, B. C.  STORES AT  KASLO, B.C.  SANDON, B. C.  %  to  to  to  ik  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  I       February Month Of Bargains to  to Our Shoe Store shows a varity of bargains for this month.   All that remains to'  Jjj of our Big Stock of Winter Shoes etc. to be closed out at. from 20 to 50 per 2}  to cent discount.   Oome in today and get first choice.   Mail orders filled.  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  Agents for The Slater Shoe.  Julia Marlowe's Shoes   .  Bell's Famous Footwear  Royal Shoe Store  L. A. GODBOLT, Prop. P. 0. Box 75 THOS. LILLIE, Manager  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  ���jg-t<.-*a>.*a>'^f^s*JS ^^^���a^,^'*-*8*'-S'-*S,--&'^'-^''-:g,-^Sg^  ^&999999i0*9999999999999999999999999999 999^0,"  THE   BIG  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 Nelson stock, which we recently bought. We have now,  altogether, about $8000 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 LINES  This is your opportunity to purchase goods, these hard  times at sacriffce prices.    Come and see us.    Our prices talk  A. FERLAND & CO.  In chambers yesterday before his honor  judge Forin, an examination of A. Bremner, In the case of Bremner vs. the Arlington mine, was held before the deputy registrar for discovery. In the estate of S. E.  Emmerson and P. F. Emmerson, deceased,  letters of probate were Issued to the administrator.  There was a meeting of the committee of  the Young Men's Club at the parlors of the  Congregational church last evening, for the  purpose of preparing by-laws for the Young  Men's Debating Society, which was inaugurated about a year ago. There will be a  series of entertainments during the following months similar to  those of last year.  The date for the conversazione and dance,,  which was to have been given ln the Phair  hotel on tho evening of Tuesday, tho 11th  instant, in aid of the Nelson public library,  has been changed to Monday evening, the  10th Instant. An excellent concert program  for the first portion of the evening Is being  arranged, which will be followed by dancing at 10 o'clock.  Rev. Dr. Wright arrived last night from a  trip to the Boundary. He expects to spend  the next few days In completing his work  on behalf of the Presbyterian century fund  in Nelson and adjacent centers. Dr. AVright  has not yet received ollicail notice of his  call to the congregation of St. Paul's  church and has not arrived at any decision  with respect to his treatment of the same  when it does reach him.  AT THE HOTELS.  '���MADDEN���W.H." Donnelly, Grand Forks;  Edward Grant, Ymir.  HUME���J. P. Johnston, San Francisco;  G. H. Barnhart, Ymir; M. H. Stevens, Vancouver; James McMaster, Vancouver; F.  K. Bernard and wife, Marysville; W. F. Irwin, Vancouver.       .  GRAND CENTRAL���W. 'I-I. Underwood,  Spokane; W. E. Davies aud A. Miller, Sandon; T. E. Morgan, Cardiff, Illinois; H. P.  Mclntyre, Erie; James Hearn, Erie; H. E.  Hunt, Spokano: H. Richardson, Slocan.  QUEEN'S���A. I.. Smith, Slocan; T. C.  Pollock, Three Forks; James Morgan, Seattle; George Swinton, Seattle; A. McPhail,  Robson; Rev. J. C. Cote, Sandon; William  McDougali, Kaslo; J. A. Brown, Spokane.  PHAIR���E. Ii*. Drake, San Francisco; J.  F. Collum, Oakland, California; Thomas  McGuigan, Spokane; Sidney Norman, Spokane; T. Tattersall and wife, Spokane; E.  Hutchins, Toronto; James Cronin, Moyie;  C. A. Robins and A. C. Gerwood, Greenwood A. Macdonald, Winnipeg; E. C.  Brown, liOomls, Pat Welch, Spokane; W.  Anderson, Cascade.  Preyed on His Mind  ST. JOHN, New Brunswick, February  5.���A suicide, traced to the wild storm  of "Sunday^nightroccurred^at-Greenfield^  yesterday. George Kilpatrick cut his  throat with a razor. He suffered property loss in the storm and this prayed  on his mind.  Schooner  BEER OR HALF-AND-HALF  10c  Slaughtering    Sale  For the next thirty days I will gi?e  a great slaughtering sale on all lines in  stock consisting of boy's and men's  clothing, furnishings, hats and caps, and  boots and 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 tho chance to partake of soma  of the best bargains ever offered in. the  Kootenays.  The sale is genuine, the stock new and  the prices away down.  Call, get prices, examine, good3 and  be convinced that I am offering the  greatest bargains ever offered in Nelson.  217 and 219  Baker Street  J. A. GILKER  THE ONLY GOOD BEER  IN  NELSON  Club Hotel  Corner Silica and  Stanley Sts.  E. J. CURRAN, Proprietor.  BISCUITS  CHRISTIE'S CREAM SODAS. CHRISTIE'S WATER ICE WAFERS  Also all kinds of Sweet Biscuits fresh from the factory.  BLUE   RIBBON   TEA.  Houston Block  Nelspn, B C.   J. A. IRVING & CO.  Death of an M. P's Wife  HAMILTON, February 5.���Mrs. Gibson, wife of W. Gibson, ex-M.P.P. for  ���Lincoln and Niagara, is dead after a  lingering illness.  The management of the Velvet mine, in  the Trail Creek district, has made a con-  tritct with the Hall Mining & Smelting  Company Cor the treatment of the Velvet's  output. The contract is for an indefinite  period, but while the snow lasts the shipments will average a car per day. The ore  is brought to Nelson, via North-iort, in the  state of Washington. It is a high grade  copper ore.  Thomas Mulvey and Fred Johnson are in  Nelson in connection with a trial shipment  of seven tons of ore from the Ottawa mine,  which was consigned to the Nelson smelter.  This ore carries large quantities of native  silver and is expected to yield $1000 to the  ton. Mulvey, .Tohsnon, Jap King and C. B.  Taylor are interested in the Ottawa, and  have rebonded their interest for $45,000 to  the men.interested In the Iron Horse property.  ooo  A. Ferland & Company of this city has  purchased at a low rate on the dollar, the  men's furnishing stock of H. K. Livingstone, of Robson, who Is retiring from business. The stock has hen moved from Robson to the Ferland company's premises on  Baker street, where with the Madson bankrupt stock, special bargains are being offered in every line of men's furnishings.  An announcement of this sale appears in  another column.  V. K. Barnard, a well known business  man from Iho new town or Marysville. arrived in the city last evening. Referring lo  This will buy one of the best paying  business ventures in the city of Nelson.  Bona fide intending purchasers will  be offered every opportunity of satisfying themselves from the books as to the  profits earned by the business during  the past three years. Satisfactory reasons for selling. For particulars apply  or write to  CHARLES   A.   WATERMAN   &   GO'Y.  Agents, Nelson, B. C.  NOTIOE.  Notice is hereby given that I Intend to  apply at tho next sitting of the board of  licensa commissioners for the City oil 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 ln the City of Nelson, on  the east half of lot 4, block 2, sub-division  ot lot 95, group 1, "West Kootenay district,  to John Biomberg of the City of Nelson.  GUS  NELSON.  Witness: A. BENSON.  Dated this second day of January, 1902.  NOTIOE.  IN THE SUPREME COURT OF BRITISH  COLUMBIA.  In tho matter of the Winding Up Act,  Chapter 129 of the revised statutes of  Canada and amending acts, and in the  matter of tho Athabasca Gold Mine, Limited.  Notice is 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 official liquidator of tho above named  company. J.   J.   CAMBRIDGE,  District Registrar.  ACOMPLETE LINE OF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  looal and oouflt',  Flooring  looal and coast, .  Newel Posts  Stair Bail  Mouldings  Shingles  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  of all kinds.  ��� WHAT TOC -WANT IB NOT *W BTOCB  W*�� WILL MAKE IT FOB SOV  CALL AND GHT PRICE'S.  J. A. Sayward  BALI, ADD LAKK BTBKET8. VBIfiOH  FOR RENT���TWO FRONT FURNISHED  the new smelter town ho states that the I rooms on Victoria street. For terms, etc.,  town is growing rapidly and that the work I apply four doors above the city hall.  OEBTIFIC ATE  OF IMPROVEMENTS  Notice) Ray of Hope mineral claim, situate ln the Nelson mining division of  West Kootenay district; located on Duhamel (Six-mile) creek. Take notice that I,  Charles W. Busk, free miners' certificate  No. 60,825, as agent for W. J. Goepel, free  miners' certificate No." 50,500 John Paterson, free miners' certificate No. 60,727, 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. And further take notice that  action under Section 37 must be commenced  befora the issuance of such certificate of  improvements.    ��� CHARLES W. BUSK.  Dated this second day of January, A, D.  1902.       ��� '  LOST  LOST���AT ERIE, B. C, ON SATURDAY,  January 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 tho same. Address David Murphy,  I Erie, B. C.  ;l  BBAI ESTATE  AND  INSURANCE BBOKEBS  Agents for Trout Lake Addition  (Bogustown) Fairyiew Addition.  Acreage property adjoining the park  And J. & J. Taylor Bales.  These safes can be bought from us oi  two year's time without Inteiest,  Ward Bros.  833 West Baker Street, Nelson.  NOTICE  To the Public and Union Men:  The Trades and Labor Council of the City  of Nelson have declared all hotels, restaurants and saloons employing Chinese in or  around the premises unfair to organized  labor. The following do not employ Chinese  in such capacity:  VICTORIA HOTEL  CLARKE HOTEL  TREMONT HOTEL  MADDEN HOTEL  SHERBROOKE HOTEL  GRAND CENTRAL HOTEL  LAKE VIEW HOTEL  ROSSLAND HOTEL  GRAND HOTEL  KLONDIKE HOTEL  JOHN SPEAR  MANHATTAN SALOON  BODEGA SALOON  GLUE POT SALOON  -IMPERIAL RESTAURANT  KOOTENAY HOTEL  IMPERIAL SALOON  WAVERLEY HOTEL  ATHABASCA SALOON  ROYAL HOTEL  NOTIOE OF MEETING  The annual meeting of the Cooks' and  Waiters' Union, No. 141, Western Labor  Union, will be held Sunday, January 26th,  at 8 o'clock sharp, for the purpose of electing officers for the ensuing term. All members are requested to attend.  H.  M.  FORTIER, Finance Secretary.  A. B. SLOAN, President.  NOTIOE.    ;  Your patronage ond 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.  BAIT  GOAL  FOR  DOMESTIC  OR  STEAM  USE  General A-yency, Telephone 266.  W. P. TIERNEY  BAKER  STREET,  NELSON.  Tklrpiionk 145  ORDER YOUR  Tklbpiione 35  COAL  FROM  KELSON FREIGHTING AND TRANSFER GO.  ANTHRACITE AND ROSLYN  ALWAYS ON HAND  Oflice: Baker Street,  WEST TRANSFER GO.  N. T. MACLEOD, Manager.  Teaming and Transfer Work of  all  kinds.  Agents for Hard and Soft Coal. Imperial  Oil Company. Washington Brick, Lime &  Manufacturing Company. General commercial agents and brokers.  AH coal and wood strictly cash on delivery.    OFFICE 184 BAKER STREET  TELEPHONE   147.  Private Tuition  Students prepared for departmental and  other examinations. ,.  Commercial work a specialty,  I. C. SLATER,  Fourth door above City Hall.  9


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