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 tiSE  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^S^^SB^^^^B^St  ^-aswgsffl-.ag^  ESABLTSHED  1892  WEDNESDAY  MORNING, FEBRUARY  12  1902  DAILY EDITION  MYTHOUSANDS  INVOLVED IN THE  DAMAGE SUITS  WHITE PASS & YUKON BAILWAY  HAS SOME BIG LITIGATION  ON ITS HANDS  VICTORIA, February 11.���When it  was flrst announced that Messrs. Higgins & Elliott, barristers, of this city,  had entered an action against the  White Pass & Yukon railway for damages, and the return of freight and passenger rates paid by their clients, as the  tariff of the company had not been approved by the Dominion government, as  required by the Railway Act, and further because the tariffs were unjust and  extortionate, there were those who  looked upon the action as a bluff. Now  that Mr. Justice Martin, of the supreme  court, has decided that the plaintiffs  have a right of action against the company under the Railway Act, the feeling  is gaining ground that the suits are  yery serious, and should they be decided against the company there will be  no telling where the matter will end.  Already three writs have been issued  on behalf of the Upper Yukon Consolidated Company, Joseph Clearihuw and  J. St. Clair Blackett & Company. The  latter writ was issued yesterday, and in  it the claim is for $40,000, making the  amount so far sued for $300,000. Other  writs are to be issued, one for $100,000,  by the Victoria Yukon Trading & Transportation Company. The aggregate  claims in the writs to be taken out in  Victoria will total three quarter of a  million dollars. Messrs. Bodwell &  Duff, have accepted, a retainer to act as  chief counsel in all the cases in which  Messrs. Higgins & Elliott are solicitors  for the claimants. Messrs. Bodwell &  Duff have also been retained by parties  having similar claims against the company, and in all cases the two legal  firms will act together. It is expected  that the cases wiU'Corae to trial at the  assizes to be held during March.  H. M. S. Egeria which returned this  morning from a trip along the coast in  search of the missing Condor, is being  held in readiness to proceed on another  trip should the admiralty consider it  necessary. Among shipping men no  hope is held out for the missing warship.  While on her cruise along the coast, the  Egeria was aground ror twelve hours,  but suffered no damage. She ran on a  submerged rock, but being a wooden  vessel her hull was not damaged.  weeks if it was to be had.   The state-n  ment that the Amalgamated has  sold  such an   enormous   amount   of   copper  that it has practically fllled up the consumers for the next six months to come,  cannot be true in view of the fact that  the demand still continues as it does.  One peculiar feature of the market is  that lake, electrolytic and casting copper are all quoted at or very near the  same price.   So far as casting copper Is  concerned, there is practically none on  the market, for at the recent low prices  the demand for it was so enormous that  it was   all   bought   up   by   consumers.  Railroads,    machinery    manufacturers,  and   those  who   use  casting,  absorbed  every pound they could find, and would  gladly get more if it was in exictence.  It is certain that the worst of the copper trouble- is over, and that law of supply and demand will now exert its natural influence on the market.   We look  for higher prices in copper in the immediate future because of the great demand.���Western Mining World.  found the charred body of Terrence  O'RIelly, father of assemblyman O'Rielly  of the thirteenth district, in a corner of  the building.  SYNDICATE'S NEW OFFICERS  Greenwood Local News  GREENWOOD, February 11.���-[Special  to The Tribune.]���Judge Forin arrived  here today to preside in the county  court tomorrow. The case is that of  Wickwire vs Wartman, judge Leamy declining to sit, having before his appointment as judge acted in Wartman's interests. The case involves Wartman's  right to cut timber on Wickwire's mineral claims, which Wartman thinks are  part of his pre emption.  George Br"Paur,"accountant"*for^the  British Columbia Copper Company, had  a narrow escape from serious accident  today. The blast furnace house is being extended and one man, employed on  this work, was removing part of the  roof building. Just as Paul was leaving  the furnace house on the feed floor  level, the workman threw down a sheet  of corrugated Iron from the roof, lt  barely missed Paul's head, striking him  on the foot as he walked. Although  Bomewhat scared, he escaped injury.  Mrs. Leamy, wife of judge Leamy, was  taken suddenly ill whilst visiting at a  friend's house last night. For a short  time her condition was alarming, but  she rallied sufficiently to be removed to  her own home. It Ib reported that she  is much better today.  i  Remembering Mary's Victims  LONDON, February 11.���An interesting ceremony has taken place in the  vault of St. Peter's church, in the Tower  of London. The ceremony was the erection of a tablet recording that within  the walls of the vault were deposited!  two chests containing the remains of  many distinguished persons who had  been beheaded on Tower Hill, and  which for a time were interred beneath  the floor of the chancel and nave. The  removal of these remains, which includ-  : ed the bones of lady Jane Grey, her husband, lord Guilford Dudley, the duke of  Northumberland, and the duke of Suffolk, all executed during the reign of  queen Mary, was carried out forty years  ago.  Copper Will Advance  During the week the copper situation  has improved very materially and it  gives every promise of a still greater  improvement in the near future. The  recent demand for copper has been  simply enormous, notwithstanding that  the surplus on hand a few weeks ago  has evidently been sold and distributed  among consumers. It is apparent that  consumers the world over held off from  buying copper until the present low  prices were reached. They then came  into the market with an unprecedented  rush to make up for the past deficiency  and to lay in a supply for the future.  Millions of pounds more copper could  have been  sold   during  the  past  few  Property in Good Shape  The annual .meeting of the Imperial  Development Syndicate was held yesterday afternoon.     The   business   of   the  meeting consisted in the consideration  of the several reports and the election  of officers for the ensuing year.   A, H.  Gracey, manager of the syndicate's affairs,   presented   a  highly  encouraging  report of the development on the Imperial and   Eva  groups   since   they  were  thrown up by the London and British  Columbia Goldflelds.   In describing this  work it was explained that a prospecting shaft had been sunk on the Highland Mary, in about  the   centre  of  a  large outcropping which gave an indicated  width  to  the  ledge  of  60  feet.  Whether this one. large ledge or a couple  of smaller ones converging at this point  has not been determined as yet.   In the  sinking of the shaft to   a   depth   of  50  feet, however, it was put down on a good  body of ore which filled the width of the  shaft, but the full extent of which has  not been determined.    An average assay of this ore body is said to indicate  a value of a little over $13'to the ton.  From the bottom of this shaft a crosscut was run for several feet which cut  another body of ore���of a width of ten  feet.   This ore gives an indicated value  o $9 to the ton.   The manager expressed  himself as highly pleased with the recent improvements..    . _  ... ���   The election of officers resulted as  follows: George Gillies, Toronto, president; Dr. E. C. Arthur, vice president;  W. W. Beer, second vice president; H.  Bird, treasurer; A. H. Gracey, secretary  and manager. These together with  Messrs. A. L. McCulloch, J. L. Stocks,  W. P. Tierney, T. J. Duncan and P. Lamont, constitute the board of directors.  Court Martials Illegal  ST. LOUIS, February 11.���Established  precedents of the United States army  were overthrown and the freedom of  nearly 200 men now confined in federal  penitentiaries was assured by a decision  rendered in the United States court of  appeals today in the case of Peter C.  Deming, a former captain of volunteers,  against Robert M. McClaughrey, warden of the federal penitentiary at Fort  Leavenworth. Deming was imprisoned  on the sentence of a court martial composed of nine regular officers, convened  by general W. R. Shatter, on March 29th,  1900. The opinion of the circuit court,  written by judgeWalteKSrSanbornr-is  that the court martial which sentenced  Deming acted in violation of article 77  of the articles of war, which provides  that officers of the regular army shall  not be competent to sit on court martial  for the trial of officers and soldiers of  other forces.  The essential questions, as stated in  judge Sanborn's opinion, is whether the  volunteer army is the same as the regular army, or whether lt is one of the  "other forces" mentioned in article 77.  The opinion establishes the fact that  the volunteer army is at all times distinct from the regular army.  Deming will be released from the Fort  Leavonworth penitentiary within CO  days. He was commissioned under the  act of 1899, providing for the enlistment  of soldiers for the Philippine war. The  charge against him related to his accounts. The court martial dismissed  Deming from the service and sentenced  him to three years in the penitentiary.  This sentence was affirmed by the secretary of war and approved of by the  president.  International Chess Kesults  MONTE CARLO, February 11.���The  sixth round of the international chess  tournament was begun here this morning. At the first adjournement this afternoon, the following results had been  recorded: Popiel had disposed of Nap-  iers, and Schlechter and Marco, and Janowski and Eisenberg had drawn. The  following additional results were registered this afternoon: Mason lost to  Pillsbury, Maroczy beat Reggio, Marshal worsted Mortimer, Wolf and Teichmann adjourned their game, as did  Tschigorin and Albin, while Mieses and  Gunsberg drew.  Was Burned to Death  NEW YORK, February 11.���Running  at top speed down Broadway this afternoon, a runaway horse dashed through  the window of a one-story building, tip-  set a stove and set fire to the place, in  which were two men. One of them,  with escape cut off, was burned to death.  The other was cut about the head, and  almost blinded by the flying glass, managed to escape through the front door.  The house was destroyed and when the I  firemen searched through the ruins they |  Strike on Government Job  VANCOUVER, February 11.���[Special  to The Tribune.]���J. Ward, proprietor  of a hotel at Shoal Bay, was brought  here today and paid $300 fine for selling  liquor to Indians. This is probably the  largest fine ever collected in the province for a like offence.  The carpenters and caulkers who were  working on the construction of a government fisher cruiser in the Wallace  yards went on strike today on account  of two non-union and objectionable men  having been employed at the work. A  meeting was held this morning, but no  settlement made.  SQUATTERS FIGHT  RIVAL WATCHMEN SHOOT  TO KILL    .  Switchmen's Strike  MISSOULA, February 11.���The swltch-  mena' strike, which was Inaugurated here  yesterday in the yards of the Northern Pacific railroad lias assumed a grave aspect.  Ijast night the switching crew, out of sympathy for the day men, quit work, and conductors or brakemen have refused to make  up or handle any trains unless the switching is done by the regular crews of the  yards. The cause of the trouble was the  discharging of two men who refused to  work with a r6ad engine without side  board attachments. The switchmen declare  they would violate a state, law if they complied with the order of the railroad company. The statute in quest provides that  ihe trainmen and yardmen who are injured  while working in the yard with the engine without side board attachments are  alone held responsible for such Injuries  and collect no damages from the company.  A Bate War  CLEVELAND, February 11.���The ore  carrying rate for 1902 has not yet been  fixed. It is said that the United States  Steel Corporation and M. A. Hanna & Co.  are seeking to establish a rate of 75 cents  between Duluth and other points. Cleve-  . land vessel owners and representatives of  the vessel owners are demanding. 80 cents  as a minimum, with 90 cents a ton If possible. The situation is unusual, tn that the  shippers' combination ignores a precedent  in refusing to acknowledge the rate fixed  by early charters. .  . *  SPEAKER BOOTH  RESIGNS  FATAL ENDING OF A DILUTE IN  CAPTAIN STREETER'S LITTLE  COMMONWEALTH  the canals does not appear so great as the  Chicago committee fears. The pontoons in  which Shamrock II was launched are still  available and ought to carry her through.''  Sir Thomas also said he would soon send  out the cup which lie has presented to the  Chicago yacht Club for annual competition  and hoped the members  worthy of the club.  competition  would   llnd    it  His Condition Creates Uneasiness  VANCOUVER, February 11.���A special from Nanaimo says: "The condition  of speaker Booth has become such as to  cause great uneasiness, and friends resident at a distance from his home, Vesuvius bayT have beenSummoned "to"Salt  Spring island. It is impossible for him  to think of further public service at  present, and it is stated that his resignation has been tendered."  Duty Reduced on Print Paper  OTTAWA, February 11.���Judge Tascher-  eau, who was appointed some time ago to  Investigate the charges made by the Canadian newspaper publishers to the effect  that the Canadian manufacturers of newsprint had organized a combine, .has made  a report which bears out the 'assertions  made. In consequence the government has,  under a provision of the tariff act giving it  power to reduce duties when a combine is  known to exist, reduced the duty on newspaper from 25 per cent ad valorem to 15  per cent.  CHICAGO,   February   11.���During   a  fight with Winchesters this evening, between the followers of rival claimants  to property lying along the lakeshore  drive, the most aristocratic boulevard in  Chicago, Frank Kirk, a watchman for  one of the claimants, was shot through  the head, receiving injuries, from which  he died.    The property in dispute consists of land lying east of the lakeshore  drive, and between it and lake Michigan.  Captain George W, Streeter',? who   has  for many- years been a thorn", in the side  of north-side property owners, because  of his propensity to   settle jon  vacant  ground and then claim in the' courts the  right of a squatter, has erected several  small shanties upon  this   ground,   and  claims that in as much as it was not originally included in the government survey of the state of Illinois1, it did not  belong to the state, but was public property, open to settlement.   He claims to  be the first settler, and callsi tlie ground  "the district of lake Michigan" and denies that the officials   of  the   city   of  Chicago, or the state  of  Illinois  have  any rights upon it. ���  Between Streeter and his men, and  the watchman employed 'by;.the property  owners along the lakeshore drive, there  have been frequent fights. Henry Cooper,  a lawyer who has been active in his  opposition to Streeter, accompanied by  policeman O'Malley, went' up on the  ground of the "district" and was at-,  tacked by Streeter, who knocked him  down. Several of Streeter's followers  covered O'Malley with revolvers, and he  was ordered to leave or be shot. Shortly  after Cooper and O'Malley had left the  ground, a pitched battle-broke out between three of Streeter's. followers, W.  McManners, William Blbckl and John  -Keeldtke, .and" two -watchmen^ employed  by Cooper, Frank Kirk and; Samuel  Porteous. Kirk and -Porteous were  standing just out out of a small shanty  of their own, and one of the first shots  fired struck Kirk in the top of the head.  New and Finer Buildings  PATERSON. New Jersey, February 11.���  Preparations to rebuild the district that  was swept by fire on Sunday last are already beginning. The owners of some of  the largest buildings which were destroyed  expect to commence the erection of new  and finer buildings as soon as the ruins of  the old ones can be removed. Militiamen  are still on duty In the streets but the  regulations have been relaxed and citizens are allowed to pass freely through  the lines of sentries. There has been no  disorder and the soldiers have had com-  rarattvely easy work in guarding the property. Street car service was resumed in  different parts of the city and the city  schools were reopened today.  Handicapping Canadian Sealers  SEATTLE,   "Washington,   February   11.���  The Post-Intelligencer in a special dispatch  from Unalaska says that no  more startling action  has  been  taken in  the  much  talked of sealing question than the following,  written  by  collector J.   W.   Ivery  of  Alaska to his deputy at "Unalaska: "I am  advised that British vessels from Canadian  ports  engaged  in  pelagic  sealing  in  and  about Behring sea, are in the habit of calling  at  Unalaska  and  Dutch  Harbor  for  protection   in   bad  weather  and   the  purchase of supplies and enjoying the privileges  of  the  port  until  the  season  opens  for them  to engage in the unlawful and  barbarous  extermination  of   the  fur  seal  herd in violation of the laws of the United  States   and   the   international   agreement  with Great Britain. Until further advised  on the subject you ire instructed to cease  the collection of tonnage dues on this class  of vessels from all countries, and to refuse  them the  privilege  of  the port,  water or  fuel and treat them in all respects as vessels engaged in illegal poaching. Any such  vessel arriving at your port shall be noti-  lied to depart forthwith and in case of refusal to obey promptly, you shall seize and  delay such   vessel   and   call    the   United  States marshal and revenue cutter to your  assistance. Should you find from personal  examination that any such vessel arrives  in absolute distress you will allow her to  obtain only such relief as will enable her  to return to her home port."   '  WILL REFUTE DETRACTORS  hannesburg amounted to $4800. At one  store in Middleburg Boers are spending  about $400 a day for luxuries.  Even the prisoners are treated a groat  deal better than they would be at home,  with the exception of being debarred  from liberty.  All have been sent to points where  the climate is warm and. suitable for  persons accustomed to living in the sub-  tropics. Bermuda, Ceylon and St. Helena all have lovely climates, and British care and treatment seems to have  agreed so well with the prisoners that  they are taking the oath of allegiance  in large numbers.  Bermuda is coming to be one of the  most popular health resorts to which  Americans betake themselves, and the  open air, care free existence the detained Boer leads contrasts wonderfully with  the treatment heretofore accorded prisoners taken in war by any. other nation.  Even St. Helena, for the fact that it is  a dull, though perhaps not. nearly as  much so as some of the lonely Boer  settlements, is a pleasant place to while  away existence in. There are no restrictions placed upon the actions of such  Boers as want to enter into legitimate  business, and many of-" them are con  ducting enterprises of various kinds.  BBITQN AND JAP  ANNOUNCE ALLIANCE  THE EAST  IN  FORMED FOB THE  PUBPOSE  PRESERVING THE INTEG-  BITY OF CHINA  OF  KISSING THE KING'S HAND  Closed Owing to Bank Failure  SALT LAKE, February 11.���The suspension of the City Savings Bank of Detroit  has resulted in the temporary closing of  operations at two prominent Utah mines,  the Oakland at Statlln and the Tiefauke  of Bingham F. C. Andrews, vice-president  of the suspended Detroit bank, was heavily iuterestecL in these properties, toth of  which are considered valuable.    A Military Man's Windfall  "DANVILLE, Illinois, February 11.���F. M.  Zellars, a patient In tho hospital at the  National Military Home here, has received  n letter from the American consul at  Tien Tsin, China, stating that his daughter,  Margaret Zellars, had committed suicide  (here on December 23rd, and that he held  $10,000 in gold which she had left for her  father.  Aggressive Sealing Regulations  PAItIS, February II.��� Mile. Jeanne "Vllle-  neuve, a government clerk, has been appointed secretary of the French consulate  general at New York. The appointment  marks a new departure, as it is believed  to be the first time a woman has been ap-  polneed to a post In the diplomatic service.  Negotiations Renewed  CONSTANTINOPLE, February 11.���The  Americans remaining at Seres, Macedonia,  after the failure recently of negotiations  for the ransoming of the abducted American missionary. Miss Stone, and her companion, Mme. Tsilka, have again started  negotiations with the brigands.  Ship Still Burning  PORTLAND. Oregon, February 11.���The  fire which broke out in the held of the  steamer IndravelU and which compelled  her to return to port after starting oh her  voyage to Asia last Thursday, is still burning. The loss on the cargo of cotton will  be heavy.  dis-  Italian Free Masonry  LONDON, February 11.���A special  patch received here from Rome today says  that at a meeting of the representatives of  the Tta'ion lodges of Free Masons, It was  decided that Italian Freemasonry should  cease to be a secret society .  The Metal Market  LONDON,   February ll.-Lead,   ��11,  lis,  3d.  NEW YORK, February 11.���Close.��� Bar  silver, 55: Mexican dollars, 43%; copper,  dull; lead firm, $4.12%.  Nominations for Lisgar  WINNIPEG, February 11.���The nominations for Lisgar were held today. The candidates arc Toombs, Conservative; Stewart, Liberal; and Richardson, Independent.  $200,000 Besidence Destroyed  FORT WAYNE, Indiana, February 11.���  Fire early today destroyed the suburban  summer home of J. H. Bass, the millionaire, The loss Is estimated at $200,000.  Levee in St James Palace  LONDON, February It.���King Edward's  first levee since his'accession to the throne  was held in St. James' Palace at noon today, and was ail exceptionally brilliant affair. The prince of Wales, the . duke ��� of  Connaught and other members of the  royal family were present, and the gathering of the members of the diplomatic corps,  cabinet ministers, and naval and military  officers was unprecedentedly large. The  king, who wore a field marshal's uniform,  drove from Marlborough House to the garden entrance of the palace escorted by life  guards. On his arrival there his majesty  was received by the officers of .the household and was conducted by the lord chamberlain and lord steward^ to the royal retiring rbbnvr* where~thu- nang^ was =subse���  nuently joined by the other members of the  royal family. A procession was then formed and proceeded to the throne room,  where the members of the royal family  took a position on the left of his majesty  in order of precedence. The levee commenced with a reception of the ambassadors, who passed before his majesty ln  order of precedence. The cabinet ministers, and others entitled to the privilege of  being present, followed the diplomats and  finally the general company, Including  Messrs. Allison and Armour of Chicago  and Charles Gibson of boston passed before his majesty. As prince of Wales, king  Edward merely bowed to the presentees,  or shook hands with Intimate friends, but  today, a new feature was introduced. All  those who were known to his majesty  kissed his hund, though they did not kneel,  This was customary when kissing the late  queen Victoria's hand. The king himself  selected those who were to kiss his hand,  by extending his palm downwards, whereupon the presentee placed his own hand  beneath his majesty's and kissed the king's  hand on the back. The majority of the  presentees, therefore, had to be contented  with a simple bow.  A cable message received here from the  Transvaal announces that the output for  the month of January was 70,340 ounces of  fine gold, as compared with 52,897 ounces in  December last.  The under secretary for the foreign office,  lord Cranborne, replying ln the house of  commons today to a cpicstion of Henry  Norman, Liberal, who asked whether the  government's attention had been called to  the statement in the*.: German press and  alleged to have received official confirmation in Berlin to the effect that Great  Britain on April 13th, 1893, through her ambassador at Washington, lord Pauncefote,  proposed a fresh note In which the powers  should declare that Europe did not regard  the armed Intervention of the United  States in Cuba as justifiable and that In  consequence of Germany's refuial to accept this proposal the step was abandoned,  said: "No sir. Her late majesty's government never proposed, through her majesty's ambassador or otherwise, any declaration to antagonize the action of the United  States in Cuba. On the contrary, her late  majesty's government declined to assent to  any such proposal."'  Lipton Will Visit Chicago  LONDON, February 11.���Sir Thomas Lipton will accept the committee's Invitation  to be present at the Olympian games, to  be held in Chicago in 1904, and If possible  bring the new America's cup challenger to  sail on the lakes. To a representative of  the Associated Press sir Thomas said tonight: "I greatly appreciate the Invitation  and the kind things president Thurber says  about me. I�� nothing prevents it, I shall  certainly be present at the games, and If  the difficulties can be overcome, I will show  the Chicagoians the challenger. If that is  Impracticable 1 may build a boat for the  .special purpose of competing on the lakes.  At the first glance the problem of getting  a boat the size of the challenger through  Kitchener-Doyle Brochure  NEW YORK, February 11. ��� The  amount of interest displayed in lord  Kitchener's and Conan Doyle's forthcoming brochure on the Boer question  is enormous, says a correspondent,  writing from London., Englishmen are  thoroughly aroused -at the*-~aspersibns  cast upon their honor by continental  critics, and nothing short of a complete  refutation of the calumnies will satisfy  them. After this has been published, the  matter, by the average Britisher, will  be ended. He is no apologist and expects public opinion to square itself  after he has uttered his disclaimer.  There can be no doubt that American  and' European' sympathies have been  liberally played upon by a gang of self  seeking, parasites of the Boer cause and  that these men have done a great deal  to fan the flame of hatred between the  Dutch and the English races. They are  mercenaries of any nationality, penniless adventurers, whose love or hatred  can be purchased for a pittance and  whose chief anxiety for the Boer's welfare is confined to collecting funds ostensibly on his behalf. These men have  helped prolong the war and make terms  harder for the Boers.  Conan Doyle's volume will deal thoroughly with the question of the cencen-  Jration cajrnps. To prove the absurdity  "of tne'"statehvents^ma:de^in=^e"g��rd^to=  them it will only be necessary to quote  from the blue books already issued.  These show that it was impossible in  the case of the South African war to  have made any different arrangements  for the families of the fighting Boers  than those now existing. When farmhouses are used as forts and military  stores by one party, the other party is  compelled to burn them down.  This is being done by the Boers. In  other wars it has always been customary  to turn the women and children out  and then burn the villages. Had England done as Germany did in her war  with Prance and as she herself did on  the continent during the seven years'  war, the families of the unfortunate  burghers must have perished on the inhospitable veldt. Instead of allowing  them to do this, the British soldiers  have provided the concentration camps.  They have been the best substitutes for  homes possible under the circumstances..  In these camps every comfort is provided that one meets in the average  home. Sentimental society Englishwomen have complained because the Boer  women do not have porcelain baths and  other flrst class luxuries. Everything  that can be done to make these people  comfortable under the circumstances is  done. There is no harshness, except  (and very rarely then) when women.  openly violate the laws of hospitality.  It must be remembered that a large pro-  postion of the women and children only  come into camp as a last resource. They  are frequently taken with the men prisoners, or finally wander in after having  followed the commandoes around for  months in wagons, sick and starved, In  various exhausted conditions from exposure and famine. It is to these almost  dying refugees that the heavy death rate  of the camps is largely due.  These unfortunates are promptly administered to hy s-entle hands. They are  nursed ha"'* in health, if possible, and  given the best food. Schooling and recreation are provided for the children.  The blue books clearly show that everything is done for these refugees that  care and money can accomplish. Some  representatives of an English society  organized to help them recently sent  out a quantity of clothing and $1000 to  purchase milk. They found that the  people were well supplied, one month's  expenditure  for clothing spent in  Jo-  MORE CONDOR WRECKAGE  Her Loss is Certain  VICTORIA, February 11.���All hope  for the missing sloop of war Condor,  which left here December 2nd, just before the big storm which wrecked the  collier Mattewan, off Cape Flattery, and  which had not arrived at Honolulu at  the last reports from the islands, was.  abandoned with the arrival of the survey ship Egeria, from a trip along the  west coast of Vancouver island this  afternoon. The Egeria went as far north  as the Scott islands, off the north end  of Vancouver island. At Clayoquot, "on  the West Coast, her officers found  wreckage from the Condor which shows  that she must have gone down, or was  smashed to pieces by the heavy seas.  This wreckage included a deck grating  marked with the broad arrow of the  British navy, a signal box recognized as  one from a British war ship, sheathing  and part of a top mast. It is hardly  probable that the ship could have withstood a storm which would wash these  articles from her dieck.  EASTERN CANADIAN BBIEFS  LONDON, February 11.���An important  parliamentary paper was issued tonight  giving the terms of a practical alliance  between Great Britain and Japan for  the preservation of China and Corea.  The paper covers a dispatch sent by lord  Lansdowne, the secretary of state for  foreign affairs, on January 30th, to the  British minister at Tokio, sir Claude  MacDonald, and comprises a signed  copy of the agreement. In explanation  the paper says the agreement may be  regarded as an outcome of the events  of the past two years. Throughout the  Boxer troubles, Great Britain and Japan  had been in close and uninterrupted  communication and actuated by similar  views. "We each desire," says lord  Lansdowne, "that the integrity 'and independence of the Chinese empire  should be preserved, "and that there  should be no disturbance of the territorial status quo, either in China or the  adjoining regions."  HE WAS A GREAT PLUNGER  HALIFAX, February 11.���Captain J. ;L.  Costigan, ordinance officer of H. M. S.,  died this morning. He was well known all  over the Dominion.       ..'.'.���  PEMBROKE, February 11.���The boiler in  Thackeray & Rawlin's sawmill blew up today. George .Rawlins and Martin Greber  were dangerously wounded.  TORONTO, February 11.���The Consolidated Copper Company or Parry Sound,  has been authorized to issue shares to the  amount of $!),000,000. The promoters are Duluth, Minnesota, capitalists.  HALIFAX, February 11.���An illicit whisky still was found running, in full blast in  Abner Brennan's fruit store, in the heart  of Halifax tonight. Brennan and a man  named Kennedy were arresTCd.  OTTAWA, February 11.���Lord Minto received a cablegram from .South Africa today announcing the death on February 9th,  of Myrtte Davidson, S. A. C, from enteric.  The father, William Davidson, resides at  Woodstock, Ontario.  WINDSOR, February 11.���Rev. James  Livingston, pastor of the Methodist church  here, and president of the London conference, has received a call to Dawson. He  snys he will likely accept. The salary offered is $3000 and free parsonage.  PETERBORO, February 11.���David Valentine, (12 years old, a native of St. Thomas,  Ontario, lost his way in a snow storm on  Saturday, and after wandering around in  drifting snow, he fell exhausted and was  ^frozen^PJeaJiv^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^   MONTREAL, February 11.���At a meeting"  McGill Corporation today admitted Vancouver college to the privileges of affiliation as far as the second year in tho faculty of arts. This enables students of that  college to secure the McGill degree with  two years attendance.  HALIFAX, February U.���Little hope remains of .saving tile Allen line steamship  Grecian. Tlie heavy swell last night evidently pounded the bottom out of her, as  today th<> engine room was fiooded and the  fires extinguished. Pilot Hemming, who  was in charge at tlie time, has been suspended.  MONTREAL, February 11.���Jean La vole,  who was arrested anil charged with disturbing a meeting In tho recent aldermanic elections, wns discharged today hy recorder Weir, who held that the law did not  provide punishment for disturbing political  gatherings. If the meeting had of boon of  a social nature his decision would have  lieon different.  TORONTO, February 11.���The Canadian  Pacific Railway Company today renewed  Us offor to the Ontario government to  build a branch line from Dlnorwlck to  Mininetnkle and Lac Seal, provided the  government builds dams to raise the level  of the lakes. The government will probably  accept as the new road will open up a large  pulp and mining territory.  MONTREAL, February 11.���The vestry of  Christ church cathedral, last night appointed Rev. Prof. J. !���'. Steen, M. A., vicar,  with the reins of government in his hands  as regards purely parochial services. It will  be remembered that Prof. Steen was deposed as special preacher of the cathedral,  and as professor of Diocesan college of this  city, some months ago, owing to his views  on certain doctrinal subjects which conflicted with the views of archbishop Bond.  Adopting the Irish Flan  BRUSSELS, February 11���Tho plan of  campaign drawn up by Dr. Mueller, who is  on his way to New Yoric with dispatches  from tho Boor delegates In Europe to president Roosevelt, includes the formation ot  two standing committees, one more or less  political, to include the pro-Boer senators  and representatives, and the other prominent men, who, it is claimed, have already  promised to join. The xenor and larger  body will be chiefly interested in the collection and tho forwarding of money for  the Boer cause. Dr. Mueller i.s intrusted  with a letter from Mr. Kruger to prosident  Roosevelt. After a discussion in which tho  rpinion of the Boer delegates was considerably divided, Mr. Kruger and Dr.  Levels convinced the others that it wns not  wise, in view of the reply nf the British  foreign minister, lord Lansdowne. to the  nolo of the Netherlands <<n the subject of  peace In South Africa, to mako overtures  to Groat Britain regarding obtaining permission to open telegraphich communication with the Boer leaders In the field. Dr.  Kuvpor, the Dutch premier, coincides in  this view, arid therefore it has boon provisionally determined to maintain the  status quo.  Millionaire Three Months Ago  DETROIT, February 11.���In connection  with the arrest or Frank C. Andrews, for  the theft of $1,000,000 from the City Savings  Bank, it is said that in addition to a total  indebtedness to the City Savings Bank of  $1,158,000, to secure which Mr. Andrews has  signed over to that institution.all his'real  estate holdings and stocks, bonds and other  securities, which it is estimated will, total  about $1,000,000, four local banks and a'.trust  company hold his checks, certified to by  cashier Andrews, to the amount of $6G2,000.  A considerable number of these checks are  protected by securities deposited with them  by Mr. Andrews.  As soon as commissioner. ��� Matz took  charge of the institution he began an examination of its books. It was found.that  cashier Andrews permitted F. C. Andrews  to overdraw his account $014,000. Other liabilities brought Andrews' total indebtedness to'the bank up to $1,15S,000. In addition  to this cashier Andrews certified to checks  for F. C. Andrews, which he had deposited  In banks, to the amount of $GC2,000. At the  close of his examination commissioner  Maltz tonight Issued the following statement of the bank's condition at the close  of business February 8th:  Resources���Total loans and discounts,  bonds, mortgages and securities, $2,363,093;  overdrafts, $913,853; real estate, $10.SS9; cash  in bank, $28S,697; other assets, $18,922.     ���  Liabilities���Stock, surplus, and undivided  profits, $225,212; deposits, $3,370,251.  The exanmlnation showed that, the record ���  of F. C. Andrews' transaction was not  kept in the regular way, but In a memorandum book. The first record between  cashier Andrews and F. C. Andrews is on  January 11th, but the examiners estimate  that they have been going on for about six  weeks.  President PIngre explained how the certified checks were obtained as follows:  "F. C. Andrews would draw a check for  the amount he wanted, and have it certl- .  fied by the cashier, Henry R. Andrews. He  would present this certified check to the  person with whom he was doing business  and ask him to hold it out for that day, as  the bank was not in funds to meet it. Per- .  haps he would hold it for two and three*  days, jind eventually when there was  "money eri"tfUBh���ln���th'e^b"ank^to-'"m'eetr?the"  check he would go In and take it out.  There would only be a slip of paper in the  drawer and the withdrawal would be put  down as a cash item. AVith this money he  would In person pay the certified check and  tear it up. This was done time and again."  Meeting the Mob Half Way  It would seem that another serpent has  got Into another Eden. Wo have been looking to the Evening Sun, edited by Goldwln  Smith, as the exponent of English unde-  - filed. Following the example of its editor,  the members of Its staff have long expressed their thoughts in literary English  rather than the Garden English used by  tho daily press.  But in this week's issue there is an odl-  torla dealing with the commission that  Is Inquiring into the weighing of butter and  cheese, which contained expressions which  caused us to sit up and glare at the sheet  In our hands. In this article the Sun refers  to a deputy minister as "the oldest and  coldest fossil In the parliament buildings,"  says that had a certain ruling held so-and-  so "would have had a cinch," and that  "any Smart Aleck can "xplain away the  workings," etc. Mr. Gold win Smith's paper  goes on to say that in "this clash" the'  Dairymen's Association should be good "to  back the complainants lo win," and it concludes by intimating to Dan Derbyshire  and others that "lt is up against them."  All we have to say is that we did not  know that Mr. Gold win Smith had so much  hot stuff up his sieve. Now that he has  started to sling himself and write to the  people in the language of the country,  maybe they'll begin to cotton to him more  than thoy used to. The general push 6f  people are dead scared of* a professor who  writes like a classic. They aro afraid he is  trying to give them the hinky-dlnk.���Toronto Star.  More Missionary Riots  HONGKONG, February 10.���A dispatch from Canton announces that the  Berlin missionary society's building at  Fayen, near Canton, have been burned  by an anti-Christian riot. The missionaries escaped.  Savings Bank Closed  DETROIT, February 10.���The city  savings bank did not open for business  this morning. At nine o'clock the following notice was posted on the door:  "This bank is in the hands of George  L. Maltz, banking commissioner."  Tolstoi Dying  ST. PETERSBURG, February 11.���  Count Leo Tolstoi has suffered a relapse  and is dying. a '-ty*_-?tt ju-j*-*!-**-'!.-^'*!Xi-e"^l���Jj  III  PI  III  i  III" i":  Iff' .'.���  if:  il :���  Im ,  l\U  m  X i**"  i �����'���'���  i hi  te  i  Ii ��� ?i  8.  ,53  IJ A  m  I  I  I  1  Is  if.  .  f;  *V  I * '  * > 1  ' I  Pf:  THE NELSOK TRIBUNE s WEDNESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 12, 1902.  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  INCORTOKATED 1670  HUDSON'S BAY  c oi>a:F-&-3>r-^r  BARGAINS  Opera Flannel Blouses, Silk Skirts, Ladies' Jackets, Golf Capes, Ladies' Costumes and Furs at largely  reduced prices.  We do not often advertise seecial reductions but  when we do they are genuine.  No inferior goods are bought by' us and offered  as so-called bargains.  THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY  BAKER STREET. NELSON, B. 0.  to  to  to  to  fry I���  ��-^^<fr.&&^^^*��-��r-*5:**vv w ?i>!-:^^^-^:^:^v5^'r2B'"25<*^,r  'Mr  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  ��he ��tfbuttje  SUBSCRIPTION RATES.  .%  50  . 1 25  . 2 50  . 5 00  . 60  . 1 00  . 200  Dally by mall, one month   Dally by mail, threo months    Daily by mail, six months  -...  Dally by mail, one year   Semi-weekly by mail, three months  Semi-weekly by mail, six months ...  Semi-weekly by mail, one year    Postage to Great Britain added.  ADVERTISING  RATES.  Display advertisements run regularly  per inch per month  $4 00  If run less than a month, per inch per  insertion     25  Classified Ads and Legal Notices, per  word for flrst insertion        1  For each additional Insertion, per  word    .**.-;   Wholesale and Business Directory  Ads (classified) per line per month.  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It is up to the federal  ministers to determine whether coke for  provincial smelting will be cheaper if  the whole of the available supply is  cornered by an interest, hostile to British Columbia smelting; or whether by  introducing competition it would not  be possible to very materially reduce  even, the present price of coke and thus  give a very desired stimulace to the  development of the mining sections of  the province.  The Fountain Pen  is today looked upon as a necessity by  all business and professional men. It is important that the  pen be perfect. We sell all the standard  makes���"Swan," "Waterman," "Parker," "Turney" and others. Our own  experience of years in the use and sale  of Fountain Pens satisfies us that the  "Swan" has merit over all others; in  fact that it is a perfect pen. Prices  range from $3.00 to ?G.00, the difference  being purely orfe of size, not of quality.  We guarantee every pen we sell, and  will gladly refund the money paid for  it if it does not more than please the  purchaser. Pens for special uses and to  suit all hands.  Fred Irvine & Co.|  Just received a large assortment of ladies' and childrens" night dresses, chemies and drawers, corset covers white     ff\  skirts, infant and children's dresses.   We offer these lines at) special sale pricas for next ten days. ,. lli  BOERS ARE BEING CROWDED  The importance to the smelting industry of British Columbia of the reduction  recently effected in the price of coke  can scarcely be overestimated. As has  been stated before the fuel item constitutes sixty-five per cent of the total cost  of smelting low grade ores of the Boundary. The profit margin upon the mining and smelting of these ores has heretofore been so small as to create considerable anxiety. In view of this, the  announcement that a reduction of sixteen per cent has been effected in the  cost of coke, must give renewed encouragement to those who have invested  so heavily in the Boundary's development. By the recent arrangement between the Canadian Pacific Railway  Company and   the   Crow's   Nest   Coal  Cb1ml)^rIy;"the~former has agreed to haul  coke from the ovens to Boundary smelt-  ing points for ?2.50   per   ton,   and   the  latter has agreed to furnish it to the  smelters at $4, making the cost to the  Boundary smelters, laid down, $6.50 instead of $7.75 as formerly.    With respect to the smelter fuel situation, however, it may be be said that each week's  experience but emphasises the responsibility of the federal management in the  matter of safeguarding the interests of  British Columbia's smelters to the fullest  extent, and in no   other  way   can   the  same measure of protection be given to  such interests than in protecting their  fuel supply.    This   is   a   consideration  which should not be lost sight of for a  moment  by  the federal  authorities in  determining upon a line of action with  respect to the  disposition of the coal  areas which the Dominion holds in the  Crow's Nest.   While few will be inclined  to quarrel with the rate charged by the  Canadian Pacific Railway Company for  the moving of coke from Fernie to the  Nelson, Trail   and   Boundary   smelting  points, yet it is by   no   means  certain  that, taking into consideration the increased cost of labor in the west, even  the present price of coke is not capable  of  still  further   reduction.    This  is  a  matter of much more importance than  appears at first sight, since the greater  economies    effected    in    smelting   the  greater is the mineral area available for  exploitation,    thus    multiplying    many  times over the ore tonnage capable of  profitable   treatment.    The  problem,  if  such it could be called, which the federal  authorities have to solve in connection  .with the Crow's Nest coal controversy,  is whether by perfecting the monopoly  of the  Crow's  Nest Coal  Company in  East Kootenay it will best promote the  infinitely greater interests of the mining  and smelting industries of the province;  or whether in the protection of such important industries they should not give .  Powers Desire Britain's Influence  LONDON, February 11.���Special reasons just now cause the rulers and statesmen of Europe to desire a speedy, ending of the war in South Africa. The  stalking horse of intervention is no  longer in evidence, but from the capitals of all the great powers indirect  pressure is being brought to bear upon  the Boer representatives in Holland and  Belgium to avail themselves of the only  terms of peace the British government  will grant.    The.motive is not so much a wish to  help the burghers as a wish���which is  especially strong in Vienna and Rome���  to free Britain's hands, so that her voice  may be more potent in the councils of  Europe. This view of the situation is  entertained in influential quarters in  London.  Ever since the war began the relations of the continental powers toward  one another have shown symptoms 'of  increasing disturbance. The nicely adjusted equilibrium which had existed  since the triple and dual alliance were  instituted seems to have been lost.  Signs of fresh strain in the Balkan  regions have appeared on the horizon.  Europe is never allowed to be without  an Eastern crisis for many years at a  stretch and it would appear as if the  difficulty in the remoter Orient was  hardly adjusted before there is a menace of trouble in a region where to two  at least of the greater powers complications would be even more unwelcome.  "=Rival=ambiti6n��"In=th%'"hSar^'East"=afi*r  again threatening to tax the resources  of diplomacy to the utmost. Despite  the assurances from Vienna that Russia  and Austria are agreed that, whatever  happens in Servia, it shall not imperil  European peace, these two powers are  by no means agreed as to the best methods of carrying out their self-appointed  task of guardians of the peace in the  Balkans. No secret is made of the fact  that their views on this point are almost diamerically opposed, and .it is a  matter of common note that Austria is  trying to secure Britain's support in her  policy.  Meanwhile the new German tariff  threatens the very existence of the drei-  bund, and the speech Sunday night of  prince Von Eulenberg, the kaiser's  friend and ambassador at Vienna, is  interpreted by many good judges as all  but foreshadowing the doom of that  famous pact.  As for "leaving Italy out in the cold"  recent utterances of Italian statesmen  to not indicate any burning desire to  renew the alliance with the two German  states. It is strongly felt at Rome that  no renewal of the political convention  should be tolerated which did not also  confer substantial commercial advantages on all the members of the combination. Unless some compensating benefits are bestowed upon Italy, she may  decline to renew the arrangement.'  France, it is certain, can, if she pleases,  offer to Italy commercial inducements  of the most alluring character.  By the bare suggestion that the drei-  bund, long the dominating factor in continental politics, may he eliminated a  vista of wide possibilities is opened up.  It is not too much to say that there is  at least a prospect that a new triple alliance on an altered footing might be  constructed or a different grouping of  the whole continental system be evolved.  This sentiment has repeatdly found  expression in German and Austro-Hun-  garian official circles. It is one of the  commonplace of the Italian press.  It is the hope that Great Britain's  voice might introduce a calming and  moderating influence into these distracted councils which underlies the nervous  anxiety of the continent to see an end  of the Boer war. Even in the Russian  journals begin to sing the, tune of Vienna and Rome.  If by some means, no matter what,"  MORLEY & LAING  B00KSELLEES AND STATI0NEES  BAKER STREH.T. NELSON. B. O.  Showrooms Mason & RUch Piano?.  be found from the South African war,  then, and then only, would things in  Europe return to the paths of peace  from which the events of the past two  years have forced them far astray."  Britain, however, will not listen to the  siren songs of those who would tempt  her, even when the war is out of the  way, to become involved in the calculations and combinations of the continent. She replies to all such seductive  appeals:  "With dual or triple or quadruple  leagues and alliances, whatever their  component elements, we have nothing  to do. We have definitely renounced  all attempts to maintain the balance of  power or to secure an equilibrium of  forces among the great naval and military states of the continent. We have  elected to stand alone as far as Europe  is concerned. Isolation, with all its  drawbacks, has at least one advantage.  It will probably prevent us from being  dragged into war over territorial ambitions or international jealousies in  whicli we have no direct or immediate  share. Our reliance continues to be  upon the strength and unity of the peoples of the empire."  ���J* -i- ���!��� -$* -$- -i- **!���*}��� *\* -h ���*�����  Annual  Whitewear  Muslin  and Lace Sale  New grass linen suitings and trimmings. Valencein  laces torcsen and guipure lace allover with insertion to match  New gingham grenadines, zephyrs, prints, percales. Early inspection while stock is new and complete affords a good selection.   Prices low during sale.  PROGRAM IS SENSATIONAL  them the benefit of competition in the I says the Novice Vremya, "an issue could  Export IJuties on Everything  The Seattle Times publishes.a sensational dispatch from its Victoria correspondent in which he makes an attempt  at outlining the policy of the present  Dunsmuir opposition when it succeeds  to the government of the province.  The Times correspondent says: It is  alleged that the opposition members of  the British Columbia legislature are formulating a plan to raise money to do  things with. They expect to wrest  power from the Dunsmuir government  next month. They believe this to be a  foregone conclusion. Some of them  claim that black bankruptcy stares British Columbia in the face and they propose to save the province from wreck  and ruin financially by levying tribunte  on United States industries just oyer the  line.  Their plan is based on the supposition that the Pacific states must' have  British Columbia coal, cedar and iron  and they propose to place a tax on each  of these products of British Columbia  to be rebated if the raw material is used  for manufacturing purposes in. British-  Columbia. They claim that at present  the government, by not allowing cedar  to be shipped to the states from leased  or license-held lands, compels loggers  to cut the export timber . from, lands  held by a few friends of the government  who possess 44,000 acres of freehold,  and from the railway belt on Vancouver island. Thus the government's  friends are enriched and the government coffers depleted.  ^^It=is'Wop'6s~e"d=td"allo'*w"cedar'=t6'"ibe"-,"cut  from leased land aud to put a tax of  $3 a thousand on such timber. This tax  will be equal to the duty put on shingles  going into the states from Canada, and  if the duty is put up by the United  States, to put up the tax to correspond.  In 1902 it is estimated that 25,000,000  feet of cedar will be cut off the freehold land for shipment to the Sound,  on which a stumpage tax of $1 will be  paid to the owners instead of 50 cents  royalty to the government as formerly.  They propose to raise by this means  from the mill men on Puget Sound ?75,-  000 a year.  Again they claim that the Montana  smelters must have Crow's Nest coal  and they would put a tax on this article  of 50 cents a ton, and as 2000 tons a  day will leave the British Columbia coal  fields for the Montana smelters, or approximately 600,000 tons a year, they  would raise from the smelter people or  the American owners of tihe Crow's Nest  Pass fields, the neat little sum of $300,-  000 a year to do things with.  In this connection they compute that  if a tax of 50 cents a ton had been got  for all coal mined and sold on Vancouver island enough money would have  been raised to pay off the national debt.  It is said that 16,000,000 ;tons have been  sold to date.  Iron, it is claimed, would be another  source of revenue, and the Tacoma and  Irondale smelters would be easy marks.  They quote a statement in the press'  made by a stockholder of the Pacific  Steel Company, as follows:  "Several years Homer H. Swaney  started;,to systematically prospect, this  country' with a view of ultimately establishing an iron and steel business  on the coast After several years of  investigating he came to the.conclusion  that the accesible and valuable deposits  of iron ore were those upon Texada island and Barclay Sound, British Columbia. These properties he secured partly  by lease."  It is proposed to place a tax of $2 a  ton on this iron, to be rebated if it is  used for manufacturing purposes in the  country. Thus it is thought that the  Pacific Steel Company will have to come  over here. As it is stated for the first  few years CO.000 tons a year will be exported, $120,000 will be raised from the  United States on iron, making a grand  total on cedar, iron and coal of half a  million dollars a year.  9}  9\  to  WV, 36 Baker Street  *^. i<fck ���"'���k *v<v ���"��������� *^-* ���'���'���ifcL *^ ���'^.���'������"���n ���><*! ���^r*'*^. ���'<������������<�����''<<������������<. ���^ ���  4* 4* 4* *T* *I* *I* 4 4* *I* *t** *��- -\- ��� *.* *I*V  Infant's long dresses 75c up  Infant's long skirts 75c up  Infant's long slips 75o up  Infant's long foot blankets.  Complete sets of infant's wardrobe to order  CHILDREN'S SHORT DRESSES  From six months to five years  old. A splendid assortment  latest style and prices very low  Children's white skirts with and  without waists.  White French dresses.  White short skirts.  White night dresses for children  Ladies' white night dresses.  . Ladies' white chemise.  Ladies' white drawers.  Ladies' white underskirts.  Ladies' white combination chemise and skirts in large variety.  4, 4, 4, 4. 4. 4. 4, 4. 4, .j. .j. .j, 4, .j.  4. 4.,4.4,,4,4,4,4,4.  Fred Irvine & Go.  NELSON, B.0,  * 00"' ** ' 00 - 00 - 00 ^0 ��� 00 "0& ��� 00 -*00 **5 ^Z ��>5 *-"T5 ���^S�� ~^t' ���   ���  ODDITIES OF CONGRESSMEN  By Eene Bache  Three members of the new houses-Smith  of Illinois, Tawne'y of Minnesota," and  Butler of Missouri���started in life as blacksmiths, according to the official volume of  congressional "oiographies. Brownlow of  Tennessee began as a'tinner. Watcher of  Maryland learned the trade of a clothing  cutter, and Kobinson pf Indiana was a  newsboy,-, helping to support his [mother  by selling, papers. ' .  ; W. H. ��� Fleming of Augusta, Georgia,  .puts a few picturesque items into the story,  of his life. While at college he earned, a.'  small salary by acting as college postmaster, and also received assistance from'Al-'  exander H. Stephens by a loan of money  .which was" afterward paid'with interest,  ln April, 1S94, he sustained a severe and  almost fatal injury by a kick in the face  from a runaway horse���a disagreeable occurrence, which bade fair to- rob 'the nation of his services. ���' ��� * .' . ���  Maecenas E. Benton, who hails from Neosho,- Missouri, brags mildly that he was  the "original offensive partisan, who was  charged .with pernicious actlviity in politics." Paris Gibson of Montana, says he  built the tirsi Hour mill in Minneapolis:  William I-I. Douglas of New York is proud  of the fact that he has made two trips  around the world. *"������'���    "'          ^-. ���������������  The youngest member in the new" congress is Asbury F. Lever, of Lexington,  South Carolina. He was .born January Sth,  ;S75. The oldest member is Galusha A.  Grow of Pennsylvania, who came into this  world of sin and sorrow August 31st,. 1823..  When Mr. Grow entered congress in 1851,  lie was himself the youngest representaT  live, so that he has lived to pass in point  of years'air of his fellow legislators. He  was elected to-the'Fifty-iifth congress by  a'plurality of. 297,415���the. largest plurality  ever given in any state o'f the union to any  candidate for oflice.  ' ���     ���'  Although Mr. Grow is 78 years old, jthe.  father of the house, is Harry Bingham of  Philadelphia, who has only just'turned CO.  This is because Mr. Bingham has enjoyed  the greatest length of continuous service;  beginning with the forty-sixth - congress.  He has served, therefore, in twelve consecutive congresses.  Another Philadelphian of distinction,  l'tobert Adams, proudly states in his autobiography that he, drafted, introduced, reported and passed through the house of  -representativespMn-one-hourr-the^declara-^  lion of war with Spain." It is surely worth  while to have played so conspicious a part  in such a historical episode. _  Five members of the new house, including the delegate from New Mexico, were  born in Ireland. The delegate from Hawaii,  iiobert W. Wilcox, states in his autobiography that he was born on the island of  Maui. His father was from the state of  Liliode Island, but his mother was a pure  bred native and a descendant of Lonomaki-  honua, brother to king Kaulahea, who  ruled over Maul in the year 1700. Wilcox,  the delegate, led two revolutions, in 1889  and 1S95, to restore Liliuokalani, and for the  second eballution of patriotism was condemned to death by the Dole oligarchy.  Congress interfered, however, and he got  off.  Twenty-live senators and representatives  refrain from  tolling now old  they are.'  They Suspected a Trap  LONDON,    February   10.���The   Constantinople correspondent of the Daily  Chronicle,  describing the recent futile  attempt to ransom Miss Ellen M. Stone,  the captive American missionary-, says.'  "When the American delegates, with the  ransom, left the railroad at Zeres by  carriage, they had an escort of 30 cavalrymen.- But as- they advanced into  Mecedonia the number of the escort  was' increased from'^all the military  posts along'the route .Some detachments  joined the cavalca'de 'until, arriving at  Djulbala, it was stronger than a squadron on war footing."  KOOTENAY....  COFFEE CO.  ************************  Coffee Roasters  peaiem m Tea and Coffee  *************************  We'are offering at lowest prices the best  grades o . Ceylon, India, China and Japan  Teas.  Onr Best', Mocha and Java Coffee, per  ,  "      ������.-������  pound 9 48  Mocha and Java Blend, 3 pounds  1 00  Choice Blend Coffee, 4 pounds  1 00  Spocial E*.end Coffee, 6 pounds  1 00  Rio Blend Coffee, 6 pounds  1 00  Special Blend- Ceylon Tea, per -pound- SO  A TRIAL ORDER SOLICITED.  KOOTENAY COFFEE CO.  Telephone^l77.  P. 0. Box 182.  \YEST BAKER STREET, NELSON.  c oimijp-A. jsry  OFFICE: BAKER STREET WEST, NELS0*N, B.C.  TELEPHONE P0, 219,   P. 0. BOX 688:  IN   PRIZES,  FIFTH ANNUAL  ROSSLAND  WINTER  GARNIVAL  GARBLE, BUILDING STONE,  BRICK AND LIIK|E ..   The   Mansfield    Manufacturing  Company-  have the above mentioned building materials  for sale at reasonable prices.    Special quota-7  -tions  to   builders   and contractors for large  orders.  ORDERS BY  MAIL ATTENDED TO PROMPTLY  OFFICE:    BAKER STR.EET WEST, flEISOfl, B. C. TELEPHONE NO 219.   P. 0. BOX 688.  Bk.  THURSDAY,  FRIDAY,  AND SATURDAY  February 20 to 11  1902  Fire Reported at Sea  ATLANTIC CITY, February 10.���  Tatham's life saving station this evening reports a big Are at sea, about 10  miles south of that station. Tatham's  life saving "station is 25 miles south of  Atlantic City, and 11 miles north of  Care Meadows.  '   '  ���'������:.,||H  Grand Hockey Tournament, (for the  senior and junior hockey championships  of .the province,) Five Skating Races,  Six Snoeshoe Races, Ski Running and  Jumping, Carnival Masquerade, Cutter  Races for Pacers or Trotters.  Single fare for round trip on all railways. Tickets on sale February 20th,  good to return until February 24th. For  programmes or any information, address H. W. C. JACKSON, Secretary  Carnival Committee. Rossland.  WHOLESALE DIRE0T0BY  ASSAYERS' SUPPLIES.  W. F. TEETZETj & CO.���COKNER OX*  Baker and Josephine Streets, Nelson,  wholesale dealers ln assayers' supplies.  Agents for Denver Fire Clay Company.  ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES.  KOOTENAY ELfc*CTKiC SU1JPLY &  Construction Company���Wholesale dealers  In telephones, annunciators, bells, batteries, electric tlxtures and appliances. Houston Block, Nelson.  "p.   BljRNS~&~15ari^KE^  Nelson,   wholesale   dealers   ln   rresh   and  cured meats. Cold storage.  GROCRIES.  NOTICES OF MEETINaS.  FRATERNAL SOCIETIES.  KOOTENAY TENT NO. 7. K. O. T. M���  Regular meetings flrst and third Thursdays of each month. Visiting Sir Knights  are cordially invited to attend. Dr. W.  Rose, K. K.; A. VV. Purdy, Com.; G. A.  Brown, P. C.  ��11,  Metal Quotations  LONDON,   February   10.���Lead  8s. 9d.  NEW YORK, February 10.���Close-  Bar silver, 54 7-8; Mexican dollars,  43 3-4. Copper, quiet and easy, 12 3-8  and 12 3-4;  lead, firm, $4.12 1-2.  Physicians Hold Consultation  NEW YORK, Dr. Alex Lambert, who  was family physician to president Roosevelt when he lived in this city, left for  Groton today to consult with the doctors  attending the president's son.  Notice Is hereby given that I Intend to  apply at the next sitting of the board of  license commissioners for the City of Nelson, to be held after the expiration of  thirty days from the date 'hereof, for a  transfer of the retail liquor license now  held by me for the "Grand Hotel," situate  on Vernon street in the City of Nelson, on  tho cast half of lot 4, block 2, sub-division  of lot 95, group 1, West Kootenay district,  to John Biomberg of the City of Nelson.  GUS  NELSON.  Witness: A. BENSON.  Dated this second day of January, 1902.  IN THE SUPREME COURT OF BRITISH  COLUMBIA.  In the matter of the Winding Up Act,  Chapter 129 of tho revised, statutes of  Canada and amending acts, and In the  matter of the Athabasca Gold Mine, Limited.  Notico 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, ns  tho time and place for the appointment of  an official liquidator of the above named  company. J.  J.   CAMBRIDGE,  District Registrar.  KOOTENAY SUPPLY COMPANY, LIM-  ited, 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.  /V\  NDILSON LODGE, NO. 23, A. F. &  A, M., meets second Wednesday in  each month. Sojourning brethren  Invited.  NELSON AERIE, NO. 22, F. O. E.-  Meets second and fourth Wednesday ot  each month at Fraternity Hall. Georgo  Bartlett, president; J. v. Morrison, secre-  i^^LS2N^R0��\rAL ARCH CHAPTER NO.  IA G. R. C���Meets third Wednesday. So-'  journing companions invited. George Johnstone, Z.; Thomas J. Sims, S. E.  TRADES AND LABOR UNIONS:  TURNER, BEETON & CO.-COKNEH  Vernon and Josephine Streets, Nelson,  wholesale dealers ln liquors, cigars, and  dry goods. Agents for Pabst Brewing Company of Milwaukee and Calgary Brewing  Company of Calgary.  BUSINESS DIRE0T0BY.   ARCHITECTS.  A. C. EWART, ARC H1TECT���ROOM 3,  Aberdeen Block, Baker Street, Nelson.  MINERS' UNION. NO 96, W. F. of M.���  Meets in Miners' Union Hall, northwest  corner of Baker and Stanley Streets, every  Saturday evening at 8 o'clock. Visiting' ���  members welcome. J. R. McPherson, president; James Wilks, secretary. Union scale  of wages for Nelson district per shift: Mi*>  chine men $3.50, hammersmen $3.25, muck*"'  ers, carmen, shovelers, and other under-.-  ground laborers $3.  DRAYAGE.  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.  JOURNEYMEN  BARBERS'   INTERNA-*''  tlonal   Union  of  America,   Local   No'.   1SS,<':-  Nelson,  B.    C.   Meets   every   second ':anaif  fourth Monday in each month, at 8 o'clock,  sharp.  Visiting members Invited.  Eli Sut-C  cliffe, 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.  CARPENTERS' UNION MEETS WED-  nesday evening of each week at 7 o'clock,  in Miners' Union Hall. John Burns, sr.���  president, William Raynard, secretary.  PAINTERS' UNION MEETS THE FIRST  and third Fridays ln each month at Miners'  Union Hall at 7:30 sharp. Walter R. Koe,  president; Henry Bennett, secretary.  COOKS' AND WAITERS' UNION, NO.  141, W. L. U., meets at Miners' Union Hall  second and last Tuesdays In <?ach month at  S:30 p. m. sharp. Chris Luft, president;  C. F. Bell, secretary; H. M. Fortier financial secretary.  PLASTERERS' UNION MEETS eVrRT"  Monday evening in the Elliot Block, at 8  o'clock.   J.  D.  Mover,  president;  William  Vice, secretary.   P. O. Box 16L r^^SS^SSSSi^3^I^SSSiil^SS^S^!&&S&^SSS^St  THE NELSON" TRIBUNE:  WEDNESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 12, 1902  BANK OF MONTREAL  CAPITAL, all paid up $12,000,000.00  REST .-.  UNDIVIDED PROFITS       876 631.61  Lord Strathoona and Mount Royal ...President  Hon. George A. Drummond Vice-President  BJ.S. Cloi*ston...._. General Manager  NELSON BRANCH  Corner Baker aud Kootenay Streets.  A. H. BUCHANAN, Manager,  Branob.es ln London (England) New York,  Chicago, and all tho prinolpal cities ln Canada,  Buy and sell Sterling Exchange and Cable  Transfers.  Grant Commercial and Travelers' Credits,  available ln any part ef the world.  Drafts'Issued, Collections Made, Bto.  Saving's Bank Branch  OUTWENT RATE OV INTEREST PAID.  THE CANADIAN  BANK OF COMMERCE  WITH WHICH IS AMALGAMATED  THE BANK  OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.  HEAD OFFICE: TORONTO.  Paid-up Capital,       ���*    -     ���     ig.OOO.OOO  Reserve Fund,      - S2.000.ooo  ACCREGATE RESOURCES OVER $65,000,000;  Hon. Geo. A. Cox,  Proaldont.  B. E. Walker,  General Manager  London Office, 60 Lombard Street, 3fl. O.  New York  OHlco, 16   Exchange   Place.  and 6a Branches In Canada and tbe  t'nilcd Stat-**.  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT:  Interest allowed on deposits.   Presont rate  threo per cent.  GRANGE V. HOLT,  Manager Nelson Branob.  IMPERIAL BANK  OjS1    C^JSTu^JDui.  Capital (paid up)  Rest  S2.500.000   S 1,860,000  HEAD  OFFICE. TORONTO, ONTARIO.  Branches In Northwest Territories, Provlncos of  British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.  H. 8. HOWLAND President!.  D. R. WILKIK General Manager.  K. HAY Inspector.  ^^?0mwL*^^& j^Qr *^^0>*0Jm**^m^*m^0* 0^^m'**a*_^^^mw^aa_> *^^m> ^^& ^^mw **"'��'<<_<'*���-^ej*" ^^G*^ij^0* <**���**�����' <**^hr <*B**^ 4���<*-**^Q_v -fl_fc>* *e_8*<"'<<l__<<"e^_B<<* ^mw*^mm*^my**l__<***l^mw^mm* <e*_fe^_______  "0&L.00 ' 00 '      0 ' 00' 00 ' 00' ^0 ' 00*00 ' 00' 00 - 00 ' 00 " 00 ' 00*' 00 ' 00 Mm\\m\ ^m\ ��� "a** * *-(���<�� ��� **���"<<"��, ��� "^_k ��� "�����_. ��� ""a*, ��� '*���*_, ��� t-fc * "*>*<�� "^_J�� **^i * *^T* '"'V * '^T* ^<><V "^���iSf'*'  _���_��� ' ' - . ��Vlfl  m  The CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE  With Whioh is Amalgamated the Bank of British Columbia  HEAD OFFICE, TORONTO, ONTARIO  CAPITAL, PAID UP  REST       -  $8,000,000  ,000,000  ���"���-'-.���    ��<* ���    *-    - DIRECTORS  HON. GEO. A. COX,     .     ...     .     .   PRESIDENT  ..,    .ROBERT KILGOUR, ESQ.      .      .    VICE-PRESIDENT  B.   E. HWAtKERr GENERAL   MANAGER.'  '������*"-��� J. H. PLUMMER, ASS'T GENERAL MANAGER.  GENERAL STATEMENT  ? 7,2GG,2G6 00  $14,974,600 45  3u,704,765 50  30th NOVEMBER. 1901.  ^ .... LIABILITIES.  Notes of the Bank in circulation   Deposits not bearing interest   Deposits bearing interest; including interests accrued to date   .".;.������'��� ��� $51,679,365 95  Baiaiices due to other Banks in Canada         240,507 54  Balances due to other Banks in foreign  countries         166,770 63  Balances due to Agents in Great Britain         730,458 34  Dividends  unpaid  1,906 87  Dividend No. 69, payable 2nd December-. ,'....         280,000 00  Capital paid-up. '.*... .*..-.. .'���..:.. /.".....   .. .?S,000,000 00  Rest ,_...:....'...'......'   '....if'.. 2,000,000 00  Balance of Profit and Loss Account car-  Tied forward     .......     251,047 84-  ." ,-  ..    10,251,047 84  ..--:��� $70,616,3S3 17  i'      ���:-'-        .'    '���"':.   '?.'    ' .... \.�� "��� '.  ���-:.,    "   ���>��� 0 '���'..,-��� ^ ASSETS.-     -  Coin and Bullion... .....$1,350,579 07  Dominion Notes. '.'". ��� ��� ���   ��� ��� ��� 1.649,395 50  .      .:.,..     .    ., $2,999,974 57  ..,....������... n       .  De'posit with Dominion Government for security of Note cireula-  . tlbn,...,.......  ...... ."��� -         300,00000  Notes of and Cheques on. other Banks       2,252,245 53  Balances, due by -other Banks in Canada ' ....-'         227,846 03  Balances due. by agents of the Bank and other Banks in foreign  countries .". ��� ���       1,952,398 82  Government Bonds, Municipal and other  securities      9,401,700 85  CaU and Short Loans on Stocks and Bonds   ���     8,691,429 93  ��� ���*     ���     -" "             ' $25,825,595 73  Other current Loans and Discounts   43,081,354 S4  Overdue Debts (loss fully ��� provided for)   269,843 24  Real Estate (other than Bank premises) '���������.* 174,879 06  Mortgages   ..".  178f2 ��*  Bank Premises  ���������������  1,000,000 0  ot^i^:.:...:..;.. :...       S(i-677 6(i  ( $70,616,383 17  ..--' "���.A*  B.  E. WALKER,  General Manager.  ~ , .      PROFIT AND LOSS ACCOUNT  .   The Directors beg to present to the  Shareholders  the  thirty-fifth Annual  -ReportrcWering-nKe^^^^^  the usual statement of- Assets aud Liabilities:  The balance* at credit at Profit and Loss   Account,  brought  forward from last year, was. -. ��� ��� *���       $117,876 03  The Net Profits of the half year ending   30th   November,   after  providing for all bad  and doubtful debts, amounted to   477,595 32  ,' ��� *������, $595,471 35  Which has been*-appropriated as follows:��� ~ \\^ii  "lii'^  Dividend No. G9 at Seven per cent, per annum  ���         280,000 00  Transferred to Pension Fund  7'500 00  Expenditure  on   Bank   Premises    charged   to   Profit   and   Loss  . .   56,923 51  Balance carried forward         251,047 84  $595,471 35  BALLAINE'S BANK BALANCE  By Josaph Blethen  There was a crowd blocking- the sidewalk  and gazing with evident interest at one of  the great plate glass windows of the Elliot Bay National" Bank., At a distance it  looked like ai "-run," but, ,a closer view  showed the entrance unobstructed. A notice, written in.a bold script, and hung inside the glass, was the object of the  crowd's curiosity. It read.  XT THE'OPENING OF THIS BANK  TODAY  MR. T. FILLMORE BALLAINE'S  BALANCE   WAS  $l(i,0S7.63.  For two'weeks a similar notice, had appeared regularly on' the window of the l-.l-  i.uL'j-.ay I*.ation iianlc. It began on Monday morning and the few that glanced at  it learned that T. Fillmore Ballaine hud  S,a2aU.U( therein. Just who T. 1< illmore Ballaine was no one seemed to know, and just,  why the bank should maite public a mat-  tor regarded as a business secret none  could guess. 15ut each one who read it puzzled over it and looked up at the notice the  next   time  he  passed   the  Elliot  National.  On 'Tuesday the notice read $1007.01), and  on Wednesday it read $1207.09 in the morning, but was replaced a;, ihe hour ��r cl��s-  ing by a new notice winch read oOU.OJ. -by-  Thursday the aftair was in the. l'aper.--  and the daily balance was the topic ol the.  town. All day Saturdav a big crowd stood.  at the window and discussed Mr. L.'illsune w  balance of $(W02.0!i, and passed comments  thereon. At tho hour of closing a new notice proclaimed that Mr. Ballaine had !>!���..!)!).-���  09 therein, and some wag in the crowd,  passed his hat, saying: "Let's make it even  ���money."   On   Monday   morning   Mr.   Bal  laine was surprised to find that some one  had loft a deposit of ninety-one cents to his  credit  and   that   his   balance   stood  at  an  During the second week Mr. Ballaine's  bank balance climbed more slow y, but  every increase was hailed with delight by  the crowd in front of the window, who  knew neither Mr. Ballame nor the secret  of his peculiar advertisement, yet who  thoroughly enjoyed both. Not until AVed-  nesday of the second week did not notice  in the window credit Ballaine with $S000.  Then a man in the crowd offered to bet a  hundred that it would touch $10,000 by Saturday. For a moment the crowd thought  he must bo Ballaine and guyed him unmercifully, but some one recognized him as  a local sporting man and his bet was un-  ���' Thursday was the 10th of the month and  Mr. Ballaine evidently paid a few bills,  for on Friday the balance in the window  went down to $7432.87 where it hung until  the close of business on Saturday. Then  the clerk put up n new notice and the  crowd cheered when it read the figures $10,-  007.G2.  On Monday morning a portly man, ruddy  of face, grizzled and grumbling, pushed in  the crowd and read the notice. With a  grunt of disgust he entered the bank. The  cashier recognized him <.* one of his heaviest depositors, and greeted him pleasantly.  '���Good   morning,   Mr.  Penny."  'Heard  about  your  remarkable   window  and took a look. Strikes me as being ridiculous. Don't see how you came to allow It,  said Mr.  Penny, removing his silk hat and  wiping a moist brow.  ���'Air. Ballaine obtained permission from  the president."  said  tlie cashier smiling.  "Did, eh? Who is this man Ballaine?"  "A young lawyer. Very bright rellow,  quite original in his methods. This plan  was his own. lie brought influence to bear  through his frieiul-* to obtain the necessary  permission from the prewtdent. It has proven a. remarkable attraction to the public'  "Friends, ch? Who aro they?"  NELSON   BRANCH,  BURN8 BLOCK.  A goneral banking business transacted.  Savings DeparUnont,���Deposits received and  interest allowed.  Drafts told, available in all part of Canada,  United Statos aud Kurope.  Special attention given to coll       ns.  J. M. LAY, Manager.  The cashier enumerateu some of the most  prominent   younger  business   men   of   the  Buget Sound metropolis.  "All right,"    interrupted   the   capitalist,  with the air of a man who had heard displeasing news.   "When    the    young    man  comes in tell him he wins." Then he left  the bank.  The  cashier  smiled,   for he  knew  what  Ballaine's   "winning   meant,"   and   he   reported   the  conversatios  to  the president.  But the crowd outside knew nothing of  this and only gaped as usual at the sign.  That day it dropped to $9587.02 and remained there for ten days, when it jumped  to $51,587.62, a sudden gain of $42,000. That  night the evening papers proclaimed the  sale of Mr. Penny's famous water front  ���property."for a fabulous sum, and conveyed  the interesting information:  "The deal was consummated by T. Fillmore Ballaine, an attorney in the Times  building, whose commission on this deal'  alone i.s $12,000."   ���      ��� ���  Next day many people looked up at Che  big window of the Elliott Bay National  Bank, but there was no trace of Mr. Ballaine's balance. .In .its accustomed place  hung a sign which read:  ASSAY OFFICE VALUES PAID FOR  GOLD DUST AND NUGGETS.  But the public had become curious and  the newspapers, were worried into doubling their efforts at solving the puzzle; to  no purpose, however, as Mr. Ballaine  frankly told the reporters to go to blazes,  and Mr. Penny was the most silent man  on Puget Sound. There matters rested for  a time, but when certain society people began giving pink teas and linen showers for  Miss Penny, the society glri on the Times  added suspicion to speculation and safely  arrived at the facts.  Th story as told in The Times was widely  road, for therein lay both romance and  solid business success.  The story related the coming of Mr. Bel-  iainc to Seattle, where he opened an offlce  as an attorney and proceeded to get acquainted. Without, waiting for business to  come to him he went about making business, and with the small capital given him  by his father* on which to begin life he  bought and solid, and at the same time  made friends and studied men.  Then he met the charming daughter of  Penny, only child of Penny the pioneer,  Penny the owner of docks, street car lines,  of untold acres of tide-flats, of bonds, of  bank stocks, of a bad temper, and a delight of a business encounter with a strong.,  mind. With Miss Penny the younguattbr-  ���i.ey prospered; but with Mr. Penny the  sign never seemed to be right.  . ���   ���  In the fiuie't of his oflice the young attorney planned assaults on the father, having  already won the daughter's blushing permission to do so. Pie knew that the battle  must bo a commercial one, but as the weapons were all on his adversary's side, he  tigured that he must capture Mr. Penny  with Mr. Penny's own ammunition. ��� That  took nerve, but nerve dwelt, within the  Ballaine tent and prospered there.  The scene between Penny and the young  Ballaine, when the latter asked for Miss  Penny, was one of tlie most delightful con-.  fiicts of the former's business career. Mr.  Penny heaped up conditions which he felt  the young man would never be able to comply with, and ns Ballaine met the mone by  <>no tho elder Penny warmed to the contest. He rather enjoyed being bp.sted in the  preliminaries as he felt sure of the main  issue.  Character? The young man named the  best young men in town as his associates.  Family? The Ballaines were known in Vermont before Pennys were coined. Prospects? The young man had his profession,  some real estate, mining stocks enough to  paper a boarding house, three thousand in  the bank, and a nerve that was worth 160  cents on the dollar. Out of the question?  Not at all; the girl loved him and he was  merely, calling on her father to arrange  matters.  "No young man can marry my daughter  until he has $50,000 of his own in the bank.".  "That's easy. "What will you take for  your tide lands, Mr. Penny?"  Tide lands were Mr. Penny's proud distinction. He held the bulk of the best acres  in Seattle. Ballaine was striking at the  very pearl of the elder man's possessions.  ^No^oneJiad-ever^suf-ceedod^in^getting^him^  to put a price on them.  "No joking," said the young man. "How  much?"  Mr. Penny's soul expanded In an ecstacy  as he named a price.  "I told you not to joke," said the young  man severely. "I want a thirty day option  on those tide lands. Name a reasonable  cash price.  Mr. Penny knew that the Great Northern  wanted the lands but would not buy because some one who held a strip between  ilie Penny acres and the road's proposed  new depot, would not sell. But Penny did  not know that tho young man facing him  had secured an option on the much discussed strip. The option had cost him dear,  but ft was the key to flic whole battlelield.  So Mr. Penny, thinking to. tantalize the  young man, named a reasonable cash price.  ������I'll take an option at that price for ten  days," said Ballaine.  '���[ want $10,000 for tho option," replied  Mr. Penny. "I'll give you a month to get  Hint sum, and when you bring tne the cash  I'll give you the option."  "That's fair," said Ballaine, rising to  leave the room.  "Keep me posted," shouted Mr. Penny as  the younger man disappeared through the  door.      ' ��� ....  "I will,' said the retreating voice pleasantly, and then Mr. Penny heard a ringing laugh come back through the long hall.  For the lover had been struck with a sudden inspiration.  That week Balalne authored a dozen  voting men, personal friends, leadera in the  town's commercial life, at a dinner. At the  proper moment he told them his plan and  thev helped him win the president of the  Elliot Bay National Bank lo bis aid. A  telegram to St. Paul offering the Penny  lands under the Ballaine option, and the  heretofore unpurchasable strip with it,  brought a prompt acccimtiice, and for two  weeks the young man sold his property  right and left to secure the required $10,-  000, while the notice in the window kept Mr.  Penny, and half the town also, posted as  to his surcess. lie could have borrowed  that amount, but he had a larger game on  foot which spurred him to win on his own  p-erits. His office became crowded with  men who desired to sell or buy some bit  nf real properly and do it quickly. The sign  in the window was an advertisement that  thousands of dollars spent in the usual  way could not have equalled. Men went to  Ballaine to sell knowing he had the cash  to buy the coveted corners for them. By-  prompt buying and selling wnilainc took  commissions from both sides and the balance on the window climbed. AVhen it  reached the $10,000 mark Mr. Penny capitulated. The word which he left at the  bank that morning brought the young man  promptly to his office. The young man carried a certified check for $10,000.  ���'I don't want your check," said the elder  man. "I want you to tako that sign out of  the bank window.  "Not just vol," said Ballaine. "Not until  my commission for selling your tide lands  to" tho Great Northern has been added to  it."  "The road won't buy them, and you know  it. That little slrip by the depot will block  Ballaine ignored the statement.  "I have  to  to  to  to  to  9)  to  to  to  to  &******************************************************************^  ft 1890-BSTABLIBHBD IN NBI.BON-1902 *  ft Hi  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 al! 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, Kam Pianos  and Sewing Machines  Jacob Dover,   " The Jeweler."  ************************************tt  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  ill  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  m  I  ^^������^ ��� 0^ ��� i**^T     * ^^0 ��� 0mmW * 00 .  JF&9 ^& ��� ^ ��� ^mW m'0mW �� 0kW  . 0g0 9 00 % -%^m m^ ��� 0 ���  V   * CP^*  ^^mm^ ^kWV ^^L\m+ **-*****|^' ^^LtW ^^_W  **5^^ I^Lmm* ^Ukm** ^^_\w* ^^m** ^^L%* '^Lmm^ ^^*^m+* **^  ^K* ^v *^>. *%^* *^^*^^* V ^���^* ^K * ^^ ���^k- *^****- *^*i_ * ^v ��� ^^*^*V****������-  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  m  ^i^ft T^& -*^^ O^^ f^^ *^^ ��� **<*<*<<-<v ���^^ v258k > ^fc ��� *u<j<fc o'^<-i ��� ^<**<,��***g<v .^^ y_\00  . ^& . ^0 - 000 . 00 . 00 . 00 ' ~_0 ' 0& * ^00 . 000 '0^-0** '00^' ^0 -~00"^Sfm  come  for my option,"  said he,  extending  the check.  "I'll not take your check, but I will give  you all that you can make above a certain  figure for those tide lands."  "What's your figure?"  Mr. Penny named a price much higher  than the one he had named when he gave  Ballaine the option. Ballaine promptly refused and demanded the option.  "Do you want to ruin me?" demanded  Mr. Penny in well assured alarm.  "A moment ago you. declared that I  could not sell. Now you are afraid I can.  Your change of sentiment'is a compliment,  sir," and the young man bowed.  Mr. Penny, .thought it over for a moment,  and then assured himself that the Great  Northern wouldn't buy, even at the low  price he had named, because that coveted  strip was still in the way. He did not  know that Ballaine had a telegram of acceptance from a railroad magnate in St.  Paul, aiid he smiled as he handed Ballaine  the written option.  "After that option has expired," sail* Mr.  Penny "you can frame it and hang it in  your office. Keep your check; you will need  it."  Ballaine raced back to his offlce, and  with his options and certain abstracts of  title, went to the general western agent of  the Great Northern at his office in Seattle.  The; general agent, when he saw the papers  in all their delightful completion, pounded  on the table and called Ballaine a bully  , boy. He wired to his chief in St. Paul and  a reply came that set all the western division buzzing:  "Bring your friend Ballaine east in your  car as guest of road. He is a wonder. Offer him a position in our legal ��� department;"  ��� On Ballaine's return to the coast the  bank balance made the big jump which  carried it up to $51,587.62. Mr. Penny was  much surprised, but he signed the. deeds,  .and accepted the price without a murmur.  Then he invited Ballaine to go home with  him to dinner.  "Miss Penny's dower," said the Times  in conclusion, "is said on good authority  to be a quarter of a million. That means  that the Ballaine bank balance will shortly take another jump.''  But the public never- again saw that balance on the window.  Porto Rico Lumber Go.  (LIMITED)  Rough and  Dressed  Lumber  Shingles  Mouldings  A-1 White Pine Lumber Always in  StocK-  We carry a complete stock of  Coast Flooring, Ceiling, Inside Finish, Turned Work, Sash and Doors.  Special order work will receive  prompt attention.  Porto Rico Lumber Go.Ltd.  CORNER OF  HBNDBYX AND VERNON STREETS  Separate sealed tenders, addressed to the  undersigned will be received at this ofllco  until Tuesday, February 25th, Inclusively,  for the construction of tho armories at tho  following places:  1st. Revelstoke, B. C.  2nd. Kamloops, B. C.  3rd. Kaslo, B. C.  4th. Nelson, B. G.  Plans and specifications can be seen and  forms of tenders obtained for Revelstoke  and Kaslo on application to tho postmasters at thoso places; at Nelson at tho ollice  of Mr. J. A. Macdonald, architect, Nelson;  for Kamloops at the ofllco of Mr. A.  Thompson, clerk of works, Kamloops; and  for all tho works at tho 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 fall to complete the  work contracted for. If the tender be not  accepted the check will be returned.  The department does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender. By order,  FRED GELINAS, Secretary.  Department of Public "Works,  Ottawa, January 25th, 1902.  Newspapers inserting this advertisement  without authority from the department will  net be said for it.  TAX NOTIOE.  Notice   Is   hereby given,   in   accordance  with the statutes, that provincial revenue  tax,   and   all   assessed   taxes  and   income  tax, assessed and levied under the Assessment Act and amendments,  aro now duo  and  payable  for  the  year 1902.   All  taxes  duo and collectable for the Nelson Assessment District are now due and payable at  mv offlce. situate at tho 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,  Nolson Postoffice.  Dated at Nelson, 13th January, 1902.  CLASSIFIED ADS.   ARTICLES FOR SAI.B.   SEWING MACHINES OF AX.Ii KINDS  for sale or rent at the Old Curiosity Shop.  TO I-ET.-FOUR ROOM COTTAGE ON  Park street, opposite hospital. Rent, Including water, $12 per month. Apply E. Kilby,  next door to Rossland Hotel, Vernon street.   LODGERS.   FOR KOoodi AND TABLE BOARD. Apply third house west of Ward on Victoria  street. ������"  HAVE YOU TRIED .  EMPLOYMENT AGENCY.  WESTERN CANADIAN EMPLOYMENT  Agency. Wanted help of all kinds. Storage  for household and other goods. Skates  sharpened at Prosser's Second Hand Store,  Ward Street, Nelson.  SEWING MACHINES FOR SALE.  SEWING MACHINES FOR SALE OR  rent. Sold on installments. Old machines  taken in exchange. Repairs kept for all  makes of machines. Singer Manufacturing  Company, Baker Street, Nelson.  FOR SALE.  FOR SALE���THREE HUNDRED HENS.  Inquire Hurry's Poultry Ranch, Fairview,  P. O. Box 603.  GIRL WANTED.^  WANTED-A WOMAN OR GIRL TO  help with housework and baby. Good  wages. Apply to John Hutcheson, Cranbrook, B. C.  HENRY G. JOLT DE LOTBINIERE.  CANADA.  PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.  Edward VII., by the grace of God, of the  United Kingdom of Great Britain and  Ireland and of the British Dominions  beyond the seas, King, defender of the  faith, etc., etc., etc.  To Our Faithful  tho Members elected  to  serve in the Legislative Assemly of our  Province  of  British  Columbia,  at Our  City of Victoria,��� Greeting.  A PROCLAMATION.  D. M. Eberts, Attorney General.  Whereas we are desirous and resolved as  soon as may be, to meet Our people of Our  Province of British Columbia, and to have  their advice in Our Legislature:  Now, Know Ye, that for divers causes  and considerations, and taking into consideration the ease and convenience of our  loving subjects, We have thought lit, by  and with the advice 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^cpnclude  upon those things which in Our Legislature of the Province of British Columbia,  by the Common Council of Our said Province may, by the favor of God, be ordained.  In testimony whereof, we have caused  these Our Letters to bo made Patent and  the Great Seal of Our said Province to be  hereunto affixed:  Witness, the Honourable Sir Henri Gustavo Joly de Lotblniere, K.C.M.G., Lieutenant Governor of Our said Province of  British Columbia, at Our Government  House, ln Our City of Victoria, In Our  said Province, this 9th day of January, in  tho year of Our Lord ono thousand nine  hundred and two, and In tho llrst year of  Our Reign.  By Command.  J. D. PRENTICE,  Acting Provincial Secretary.  A PURE DELICIOUS   .  STRONG AND FLAVORY  TEA  IN GENERAL USE  THROUGHOUT CANADA  P. Burns & Co.  Wholesale and Retail  ^SSVbo. Dealers in Meats  Markets at   Nelson,   Rossland,   Trail,   Kaalo, Ymlr,  Saadon,  SUyerton, Net*  Denver, Revelstoke, Ferguson Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade. City, Mid  ���ay, and Vancouver.  ��� '       i  ������' '" ' '������    West Kootenay Butcher Co.  ALL KINDS OF  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  ,    WHOLESALE AND KETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN 8EA8CN  K W. 0 BLOCK  WARD STREET  E. C. TRAVES, Manager  TREMONT HOUSE  PROVINCIAL    SECRETARY'S    OFFICE.  His Honour the Lieutenant-governor in  Council has been pleased to mako the following appointments:  8th January. 1902.  William Edwin Newcombe, of Trout  Lako, Esquire, M.D., CM., to bo resident  physician at the said place.  John M.  Holland, of the City of Grand  Forks,  Esquire,  to be a notary public in  and for the provinco of British Columbia.  9th January, 1902.  Frederick Fraser, of the City of Revelstoke, Esquire, to be���  Stipendiary magistrate.  Government Agent,  Assistant Commissioner of Lands and  Works,  Collector of Revenue Tax,  District Registrar of Births, Deaths and  Marriages, and Registrar under the "Marriage Act,-' for the Revelstoke Division of  West Kootenay,  Gold Commissioner for the Revelstoke,  Illeclllewaet, Lardeau and Trout Lake  Mininff Divisions,  Clerk of the Peace for tho County of  Kootenay,  District Registrar of the Revelstoke registry of the Supreme Court, and  Collector of Votes for the Revelstoke riding of the West Kootenay District, vice  Mr. W. J. Goepel.  ^  Xt?  provincia:.   .skcretary'S   office.  His honor tlie lieutenant governor in  council has been pleased to make tho fol-  Ing appointments: __  27th January, 1902.  Christopher Morrison, alderman, and  Frederick Starkey, of the city of Nelson,  esquires, (o be members of tho board of  licensing commissioners for the said city.  John A. Trvlng, aldnrman, and Alfred J.  Marks, of tho city of Nelson, esquires, to  bo members of Iho board of commissioners  of poHce for the said city.  1321 TO S3HBAKER STREET. NELSON  AMERICA^ AND EUROPEAN  PLANS  MEALS 26 GENTS  Rooms Lighted by Electricity and Heated oy Steam 26 Cents to SI  IMPERIAL BBEWIM COMPANY  EMERSON k REISTERER.  BREWERS OF THE BEST  LAGER BEER  STEAM BEER  AND PORTER  When you want the Best, ask for  IMPERIAL BEER.  SLOCAN JUNCTION HOTEL  J. H. ICoMANTJB, MaMcer.  B-lt stocked with beat brand* of wines,  llquora, &*��� clears. Be��r on drausbt. *uar-**<a  eomfortabl* rooms. First class table boar**.  CHEAP FUEL.  Reduction In prlco of coke: Per Ton.  Coko at gas works  JG.50  Coke delivered    7.50  Cash must accompany all orders, or $1  extra will be chamed.  NELSON COKE & GAS COMPANY, Ltd.  DRUG STOfiE EABLY CLOSING  ON AND APTEK JANUAET 1st.  The publio 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 precedinjr a publio holiday. ���'' - i W*'  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. VANSTONK   4<k*** ************ *******1i��  OF  COURSK VOU WANT THE  BEST-  THEN OO TO  ARTHUR    GEE  in Tremont Block.   Ho will suit you.  Largo Block of imported sonson's goods.  QUEEN'S HOTEL  b__k__r muD_rr. nbd_bon.  Lighted by Electricity and Heat-  ed with Hot Air.  -argw oomfortabla bairooms aaa flrst-  olaas dining room. Sample rooma for commercial mam.  RATES 82 PER DAY  fVJrs. E. C. ClarKe. Prop.  Lata of tha Royal Hotel, Calgary  tyadden House SZL^ZV  Tba only bote! Is Nelson t���at baa ra-  matned under one management since 18M.  Tbe bed-rooms are well furnished and  lighted by electrtouy.  The bap. to always atocaea Dy tbe best  domestic and Imported liquors aad cigars.  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 flrst class In every respect Lighted  by gas. Room and board |5 to ?6 pec  week. No Chinese employed here.  J. V. O'LAUOHLIN, Proprietor.  Bartlett    House  Fonnorly Clarke Hotel.  The Beet $1 per Day House in Nelson.-.  None but white help employed.   The bar the  best.    G. W. BARTLETT, Proprietor  B. REISTERER & CO.  BBEWKBS AND BOTTLERS OF  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  Prompt and regular delivery to tba trad*  BRBWSBT AT NHLSOH THE NELSON TRIBUNE*    WEDNESDAY  MORNING   FEBRUARY  12, 1902  n  U-'i  -f  It V  lJ'  r  s  '!':'  ii'  *  Hi  Hi  m  Hi  *  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  ft  ft  ft  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  %to  Hi  t*****.******.****************************************^  THERE ARE A FEW LINES SUITABLE FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS WHICH  WE ARE OFFERING AT VERY LOW PRICES.  English, French and  American  Perfumes.  Hand Mirrors  Ladies' Traveling Oases  Ladies' Dressing Oases  Gents' Traveling Oases  Ladies' Purses and Card  Oases.  Gents' Purses and Wallets  Chatelaine Bags  Perfume Atomizers  Hair Brushes of all kinds  I W. F. TEETZEL & CO.  %*** *** *** ************ *** ***���************************#'  Lawrence Hardware Co.  IMPOETEES AND DEALEBS Iff  Shelf and Heavy Hardware  AGENTS POE-Orescent,  Oanton, and  JeBsop's Steel, Bennett's Gutta Percha  Fuse, Jenckes' Ore Oars  Hamilton Powder Company's Blasting Powder       __   - Tl   n  and Dynamite _      , JNelSOIl,    D. I.  Bailroad, Mill, Mining and Bnilders' Snppliea  TELEPHONE 39.  P. O. BOX 627.  Nelson Saw & Planing Mills  J_IMITBD.!  CHARLES HILLYER, President. HARRY HOUSTON, Secretary.  Hare jnat i ecelved 3,000,0 feet of logs from Idaho, and we arei prepared tp cut the largest bill  of Umber of any dimensions or lengths. TEstimates given at any time. The largest stock of sash  doors, and mouldings ln Kootenay.  COAST LUMBER OF ALL KINDS ON HAND  OFFICK AND.YARDS!   OORNWR HALL A.ND FRONT STRKBT8.  Legitimate Slaughter Sale  Furniture, Carpets, Linoleums, Fine Pictures, Blankets, Etc.  In addition to our already high-grade and low-marked goods,  we will offer for Co days only io per cent off for cash. Our  terms are on the installment plan, one-third cash, balance in  three payments. Our customers are warned to take advantage of this great reduction jsaje. Come any time of the  day.    Can always duplicate any article.  D.McArthur &Co.  FURNITURE DEALERS  Another Stock  We have purchased the Livingston stock at Robson, at  a low rate on the dollar, have moved it here, and put it with  the Madson stock, which we recently bought. We have now,  altogether, about $8000 worth of goods, consisting of Cloth-  -ingr^Gents���Furnishings,���Hats-and���Caps, -Boots^andJShoes,_  and Dry Goods.    All these goods will be sold at real  BARGAIN PRICES  This is your opportunity to purchase   goods,  these hard  times at sacrifice prices.    Come and see us.   Our prices talk  A. FERLAND & CO.  CITY AND DISTRICT.  Mr. Justice Martin of Victoria arrived In  the city last evening and will hold the sittings of the supreme court this morning at  31 o'clock.  F. J. Stork of Fernie, one of the East  Kootenay delegates to the Liberal convention at Vancouver, arrived in the city last  evening on hir, return to his home.  Mr. and Mrs. William Batchelor and family of Fairview, desire to render their sin-  cerest thanks to the many friends for  their beautiful floral tokens and the deep  sympathy shown them in their recent bereavement.  Certificates of work were granted on the  Banker's Panic. .Lucky Bill and Buffalo  Horn mining claims yesterday to W. . B.  Townsend. A bill of sale was recorded for  an undivided one-quarter interest in the  Tvne mineral claim from Neill McLennan  of Ymlr to Edward Peter.-,.  There is a sugar light on in the city at  present and sugar is now being sold to the  trade at a lower rate than ever before.  A cut was recently made by the vendors of  the imported Austrian article, which was  immediately met by the refinery company,  with the result above stated.  James McNeill. A. E. Duggan, James  Duggan, Elijah Flnlay, David Darres and  John Haines, a number of coal miners from  Nanaimo, arrived in the city last evening.  They are traveling through to Fernie,  where they have secured employmnt with  the Crow's Nest Pass Coal Company.  11. A. Rogers, the head of the firm of R.  A. Rogers & Co., arrived In the city last  evening from an extended trip from the  Coast, where he has been Inspecting the  firm's Interests represented there. Rcfer-  ri**1? to his western trip, he expresses himself as well pleased with the outlook and  will remain over in Nelson a day or two  before resuming his journey to Winnipeg.  While here he will Jnnpect the branch of  the firm's business represented ln this city  hy F. J. Starkey & Co.  Fourteen cars of ore arrived in the city  yesterday from the Silver Hill mine by way  ot Procter. The ore is consigned to the  Trail smelter.  Yesterday a son was born to the wife of  A. E. Gardiner, who resides on Silica  street, and a daughter to the wife of William McAdam, who resides In Fairview.  Thomas Pollock, of the Arm of William  Hunter <fe Company, Three Forks, who underwent an operation in the hospital recently, Is improving rapidly and will be  around again in a few days.  Samuel Bradley of Slocan, a brother of  F. Bradley, who died at the general hospital on Monday, arrived in the city last  evening to arrange for the interment.  Nothing will be decided until the arrival of  the widow of the deceased, who is residing  at Sandon.  During a period of twenty-four hours  which ended yesterday morning, the Canadian Pacific transferred no less than 120  loaded cars between Kootenay Landing  and Procter, and in addition moved all the  empties at Procter. This is the record performance in tlie history of the division,  although it is said that had everything  gone as smoothly as possiole the barges  would have been enabled to transfer at  least twenty more cars.  The Kootenay Curling Association will  hold their third annual bonspiel at Sandon  from February 17th to the 22nd. There will  be the usual cup contests, -which in the  past have developed such keen contests,  amongst them being the Mackintosh Cup,  open to all comers, New York Life Grand  Challenge Cup, the Oliver Cup, presented  by W. T. Oliver, Hudson's Unv Company  Trophy, Tuckett District Trophy, Special  Harris Trophy, presented by J. M. Harris  of Sandon, P. Burns Consolation Trophy,  and a grand points competition. In addl- ,  tion to the trophies there are a number of  prl-ees for the wlnnere of the cups, in the  RAILWAY TIME TABLE  CANADIAN PACIFIC SYSTEM  LEAVE  7:15 a. in.  Daily.  CROWS NEST RAILWAY  Kuskonook, Creston, Movie,  Cranbrook, Marysville, Fort  Steele, Elko, Fernie, Michel  Blainnorc. Frank, Macleod,  Lelhbridgc, Winnipeg, and  all Eastern pomts.  0:15 p. ni.  Daily.  6:40 p. in.  DaUy  6:40 p. m.  Daily  8 a. m.  8 a.m.  COLUMBIA & KOOTKNAY  RAILWAY  Robson, Nakusp, Arrowhead,  Rcvelstoko, n ml all points east  and west on C.l'.R. main line.  Robson, Trail and Rossland.  Robson, Cascade, Grand  Forks, PhcBiiix. Greenwood  and Midway.  (Daily except Sunday)  Robson, Trail and Rossland.  (Daily except Sunday)  ARKIVE  10:10 p.m.  Daily  10:10 p.m.  Daily  10:10 p.m.  11:35 a.m.  LEAVE  10 a. m.  SLOCAN RIVER RAILW'Y  Slocan City, Silverton, New-  Denver. Three Korks, Sandon  (Daily except Sunday)  4 p. m.  4 p. m.  KOOTENAY  LAKE  STEAMBOATS  Balfour, PilotBay, Ainsworth  Kaslo and all Way Landings,  (Daily excopt Sunday)  Lardo and all points on the  Lardo & Trout Lake Branch  (Tuesdays, Thursdays and   Saturdays.)   ARRIVE  3:10 p.m.  10:10  a. m.  11 a.m  GKEAT NORTHERN SYSTEM.  LEAVE  Depot)  9:40 a.m  Mount'in  10:30 a.m  DaUy.  LEAVE  Kaslo  7 a.m.  Nelson  6:00 p. m.  DaUy  NELSON  & FORT   SHEP- arrive  PARD RAILWAY  Ymir, Salmo, Erie, Waneta,    Depot.  Northport, Rossland, ColviUe 0:45 p.m.  , t and Spokane. jMount'in  ^Making through connections 5:59 p. nit  at Spokano to tho south,      " Daily  cast and west.  KOOTENAY LAKE  STEAMBOATS  Balfour, Pilot Bay, Ainsworth  Kaslo and aU Way Landings.  arrive  Kaslo  9:?0 p. m.  Nelson  10:30 a.m.  Daily  form of watches, medals, etc. All entries  for the events are to be in the hands of the  secretary, E. A. Hull of Sandon, not later  than 6 p. m. on Monday ine 17th instant.  Among the passengers on yesterday afternoon's train from Slocan were Miss  Funk and William Lee of that city. Their  mission was to get married. They are  among the most popular of Slocan's citizens, so that it was impossible for them to  keep their secret. The groom is the mining  partner of "Billy" Harrington, a partnership that has paid'good dividends in the  past and with more in prospect.  Don't Like Its Name  Since the Rat Portage board of trade  took up the question of changing the  name of Rat Portage to a name more in  keeping with the importance of the  town, several names have been suggested by citizens. Of course the change has  its opposition, but principally among the  old timers, whose opposition is very  largely a matter of sentiment. Those  who favor the change see many advantages to be gained by it. The name-"Rat  Portage" it has been learned by experience among business men does not inspire interest, nor does its sound carry  with it anything very attractive. The  town is right in the route of hundreds  of tourists every month, who are out for  pleasure, but when "Rat Portage" meets  their eyes on the time table it is passed  over as a place of little or no importance. It has been the experience of dozens of business men from this town  while abroad in other parts of the province and in the states to hear the name  of Rat Portage sneered at by people  who had merely heard the name and  jumped at the conclusion that a town  bearing sucb>a name could not amount  to much.  The name that seems to meet with  most favor is "Keenora," and pretty and  when understood, a name that is most  expressive. The word originated some  ten years ago, when a proposition was  started^to'unite^Keewatinr-Norman-and^  Rat Portage. In order to settle any little difference that might exist as to  the selection of a name it was happily  suggested that the first three letters be  taken from Keewatin, the first two from  Norman and the first two from Rat Portage, and thus was formed the word  Kee-no-ra. Its local application or  meaning is, therefore, three towns. The  name Avas not used as first intended, but  was adopted some five years ago as the  name for the Rainy River Navigation  Company's fine steamer. The matter  must be settled speedily is a bill is to be  got through the present sitting of the  legislature, and quite a lot of interest  is being taken in the matter.  McCune's Great Schemes  The Peruvian government has granted  to Alfred  McCune and James  Haggin,  both Americans, permission to study for  one year the plans of a concession: fjolr  a railroad from Chancay, Department of  Lima, or Huacho, on   the   bay   of   that  name, to Cerro de Pasco, in the Department of Janin.    Upon the outcome of  an investigation into the feasibility of  a railroad in the Department o�� Lima,  Peru, concession for which the Peruvian government has just granted A. W.  McCune   and   James   Haggin,   depends  the 'expenditure of several million dollars of American capital in mining and  railroad development :n that. South American country.    A. W. McCune owns a  controlling interest in   the   Salt   Lake  street  railway   system   and   is   heavily  interested in Utah and British Columbia  mining properties.   It is slated that Mr.  McCune, James Haggin, and a number  of  New  York  capitalists  have  secured  control of rich silver properties in Peru,  for   which   over   200   years   have   been  worked   by  the  natives,   the  ore  being  packed out on tbe backs of men.    It is  the  intention   to  build  a railway  from  these properties  to the seaboard,  erect  smelters and make other improvements,  costing several millions.  Nelson Juniors Again Defeated  Last evening the Rossland juniors played  a return match with the Nelson juniors at  the skating rink In the presence of a large  crowd of spectators. The puck was pined  in position a few minutes after S o'clock,  and it seemed at the outset that the local  team had the advantage. About ten minutes after the game commenced the Nelson  boys scored, followed about seven minutes  later by a second one. Meanwhile the Rossland boys were playing heavily on the enemy's goal, but did not succeed in scoring  until about ton minutes before half time.  This was followed a few minutes later by  another goal, which the umpire at first allowed and then declared was not a goal.  This at once raised a storm of protest and  the game was suspended for about ten  minutes to thrash the matter out. which  resulted in the goal being allowed. This left  the teams two each, which remained even  until half time was called. After play was  resumed the game became a little more exciting, and about two minutes after the resumption of play the Nelson juniors were  one ahead. The gallery became uproarious,  which must have had the effect of setting  the home team on the oft play, as that was  all they were able to score for the rest of  the game. About a second after the last  goal made by the Nelson boys the visitors  made a third goal. From this until the end  of the game the Rossland boys scored repeatedly until the goals stood 0 to 3in their  favor. The boys put up a good game all  round and put up a much better combination game than some of the senior teams  have been doing. Occasionally there was a  tendency to roughness, but nothing serious of this nature occurred, and the boys  on each team were liberally applauded.  The following is the line-up of the teams:  W.   Davidson Goal D.  Johns  P. Greyerbiehl Point R. Inches  N. Stewart Cover Point E. Harris  l-I. McLean forward J. V. Poner  Roy Sharpe  Forward Ed Funk  Roy Moie  Forward  J. Preston  Bert Wallace Forward D. Ginion  Stanley on the Horse Question  TORONTO, February 11.���The Evening  Telegram's London cable says: '"In the  house of commons today lord Stanley was  informed in reply to his question of subsidizing horse breeders and owners in colonies, so that in event of war the mother  country might have a call on them, that  the matter was under the consideration of  the government.  Has an Ontario License  TORONTO, February 11.���The War Eagle  Consolidated Mining .& Development Company, Limited, which has hitherto done  business under the British Columbia charter, has been licensed to transact business  and hold meetings in Toronto. The Center Star Mining Company has also been  granted a similar license  AT THE HOTELS.  BARTLETT���W. Deacon, Lardo; Donald  Stephens, Ymir; T. Leister and J. Jones,  Erie.  TREMONT���Joseph Wernwer and Aug.  Stuart, Goat Creek; Alt" Austin, Forty-nine  creek; Ralph Gillett, Slocan City.  GRAND CENTRAL���J. A. Baker, Rossland; J. Jackson, Ymir; Frank McGunn,  Ymir; Xi. Bremner, Kuskonook; J. D.  White, Kaslo.  QUEEN'S-W. C. Sinclair, Eiko; C. W.  Harry and wife, Slocan; Joseph Turner,  Kaslo; Dan McLeod, A. C. Breen, Winnipeg; D. Johns, R. Inches, E. Harris, J. D.  Poner, Ed Funk, J. Preston, L. Dick,  Rossland.  MADDEN���Fred A. Johnson and wife,  Slocan City; Samuel Bradley, Three Forks;  YVellesley Gwinn and Angus McKillop.  Sydney, Capo Breton; Elijah -Inlay, James  McNeill, A. E. Duggan, James Duggan,  David Darres and John Hanes, Nanaimo.  HUME���J. F. McNaught, Silverton; R. I.  Kirk wood, Slocan; VV. Hunter', Silverton;  George F. Cleveland, Darsville, Quebec; A.  E. Carmichael, G. W. Christie, Winnipeg;  J. Fyfe, Montreal; F. Kirkham, Winnipeg;  AV.   Wyman D.  Walker,  Nanaimo;  James  A. McMaster, Vancouver;. Kev. Dr. AVhit-  tinjrton, Vancouver.   '  .  PHAIR���Henry Richardson, Rossland;  Mr. and Mrs. T. II. Fenwick, Fort Steele;  J. AAr. Holmes, Salmo; G. Webber and wife,  Spokane; Mr. Justice Martin, Victoria; T.  B. Garrison, Spokane; J. A. Macdonald,  Rossland; R. A. Rogers, AVinnipeg; H. W.  Kent, Vancouver; P. Welch, Spokane; R.  E. Beattie, Cranbrook; F. J. Stark, Fernie;  Frank Watson, Spokane.  VICTOR  _ROCJK__  ELM  Hockey Sticks ... 40c  Boys Sticks .... 25c  -Hockey-Eucks=.=.=.=35a  Ping Pong   ....   $3.20  Canada Drag & Book Co.  Nelson Opera House  Wednesday  February 12  The Cosgrove  Merry Makers  FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY  to  i\\  to  to  to  to  to   a_  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  f\\  to  to  to  ^i_6-_5*^f  H. BYERS & CO.  ESTABLISHED 1892  -3  Portland Cement  Fire Brick  Fire Clay-  Sheet Iron  T Rails  Ore Cars  Blowers  Exhausters  Pumps  Graniteware  *Tinware  <\_r,-_---_r--_r <_���*���-_�����-_��������-�����<_���'���-_���'���  1 ���������^������^tsr.^^^-fr ���^-"���5.  HARDWARE AND IRON MERCHANTS  HEATING STOVES  COOKING STOVES  AND  RANGES  STORES AT  * NELSON, B. C. KASLO, B. C. SANDON, B. C.  &&&&&&&&&&&&__;&&&__;__.__-__-____________���<__-_'i  *���<����� "C- **��� �����?��� ^ *������������. ��� **. ��� ^- *��������.��� ���*������"���. ���*?��� ^* f�� ^ ^**?��� v^7��P��r^>?:<p<^:<c^<p<c>:<|  Ht  to  to  to  *  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  %  to  to  February Month Of Bargains  to Our Shoe Store shows a varity of bargains for this month.   All that remains to  ^ of our Big Stock of Winter Shoes etc. to be closed out at from 20 to 50 per ��  iff cent discount.   Come in today and get first choice.   Mail orders filled. (|t  to Agents for The Slater Shoe. to  JjJ Julia Marlowe's Shoes m  to Bell's Famous Footwear to  I       Royal Shoe Store      1  ��   L. A. GODBOLT, Prop. P. 0. Box 75 THOS. LILLIE, Manager   ��  '^���'00)^S'9999'9^09999-*^-_5*_B'0*99999.00999^m'9-i~999999&^'i9 "_II_l"_l"<��-��  THE   BIG  Schooner  BEER OR HALF-AND-HALF  lOe  Slaughtering   Sale  For the next thirty, days I will give  a great slaughtering sale on all lines in  stock consisting of boy's and men's  clothing, furnishings, hats and caps, and  boots and shoes. In order to make room  for spring stock I must slaughter some  of my present stock and also to give my  many customers the benefit thereof.''  Now is the chance to partake of some  of the best bargains ever offered in the  Kootenays. -  The sale is genuine, the stock new and  the prices away down.  Call, get prices, examine goods and  be convinced that I am offering tho  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.  ACOMPLETE LINE OF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  local and coast,  Flooring  local and coast*.  Newel Posts  Stair Bail  Mouldings  Shingles  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  of all kinds.  a WHAT YOU WANT IB NOT VS STOCK  WB WILL MARK IT. FOB TOD  CALL AND OAT PRI0B8,  BISCUITS  CHRISTIE'S CREAM SODAS. CHRISTIE'S WATER ICE WA FERS  Also all kinds of Sweet Biscuits fresh from the factory.  BLUB   RIBBON   TEA.  J. A. IRVING & CO..  Houston Block  Nelson. B C.  BEaITESTATE  AND  MUSIC AND COMEDY  ADMISSION 50 AND 75 CENTS.  SEATS  AT  M'DONALD'S.  KEWTJNG & CO.  AUOTtONEEHS, VALUERS, ETC.  Kootenay Sti-eofc, next door to OddfcllowR* Hall  P. O. Box H33 NELSON. B.C.  FOR SALE.  A srood cottage, four rooms, bath, pantry,  pood" basement, hot and cold water, with  two good lots cleared and fenced, with  chicken house at bu.iU, and good garden  with bearing fruit trees. Situated on Mill  street, near corner of Hall street. For  terms, etc., apply  Ii.  W. DAY, Madden Block.  LOST���GREEN POCKETBOOK WITH  monogram Al. U.. Containing check fuid  small "change. Kinder will please leave at  Morrison & Caldwell's store and obtain  reward.  J. A. Sayward  HALL AND LAKE STREETS. NffLSOV  0ERTIPI0ATE _0F_IMPE0VEMENTS  Notice: Ray of Hope mineral claim, situate in the Nelson mining division of  West Kootenay district, located on Duhamel (Six-mile) creek. Take notice that I,  Charles "VV. Busk, freo miners' certificate  No. 50,825, as agent for W. J. Goepel, freo  miners' certificate No." 50,500 John Paterson, free miners' certificate No. 50,727, and  self, Intend sixty days from the date hereof to apply to the mining recorder for a  certificate ot Improvements for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the  abovo claim. And further take notice that  action under Section 37 must be commenced  before the Issuance of such certificate of  improvements.    y- CHARGES "W. BUSK.  Dated this second day of January, A. D.  1501. ^_   LOST  LOST���AT ERIE, B. C, ON SATURDAY,  January ISth, two checks on the Canadian  Bank of Commerce, Nolson, one No. 1308,  for $58 payable to William Harper; and one  No. 1330, for $05.50, payable to H. Mcintosh.  Suitable reward will be given for tho recovery of the same. Address David Murphy, I  Erie,. B. C. I  INSURANCE BROKERS  Agents for Trout Lake Addition  (Bogustown) Fairriew Addition.  Acreage property adjoining the park  And J. & J. Taylor safes.  These safes can be bought from us oi  two year's time without InteiesL  Ward Bros.  833 West Baker Street, Nelson.  NOTICE  To the Public and Union Men:  Tho 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 riot 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 HOTEIj   NELSON CAFE FOR SALE  One of the largest and best appointed restaurants in the Kootenays. Recently enlarged, remodelled and refitted throughout.  Twenty-five nicely furnished rooms in con-  r-pction. The finest location in the city.  This is without doubt one of the best opportunities for a good, up-to-date restaurant man ever offered in the Kootenays.  Bona fide intending purchasers will be offered every opportunity of satisfying themselves from the books as to the promts  earned by the' business during the past  three years. Satisfactory reasons for selling. For particulars apply or write to  GOAL  ^���FORDO M ESTI C  OR  STEAM  USE  General Agency, Tolophon* 266.  W. P. TIERNEY  BAKER  STREET,  NELSON.  Telephone 115  ORDER YOUR  Telephone as  COAL  FROM  NELSON FREIGHTING AND TRANSFER CO.  ANTHRACITE AND ROSLYN  ALWAYS ON HAND  Offlce: Baker Street,  WEST TRANSFER CO.  N. T. MACLEOD, Manager.  CHARLES  A.   WATERMAN   &   CO'Y,  Agents, Nelson, B. C.  Teaming and Transfer Work of  all kinds.  Agents for Hard and Soft Coal. Imperial  Oil Company. Washington Brick, Lime &  Manufacturing Company. Qeneral commercial agents and brokers.  All coal and wood atrlotly cash on delivery.    OFFICE 184- BAKER STREET  TELEPHONE   147.  Private Tuition  Students prepared for departmental and  other examinations.  Commercial work a specialty.  I. G. SLATES,  Fourth door above City Hall,


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