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 ^^���c-rr-tt**^^^^  r&t^ec^^ne***.  tritmne  ESABLISHED   1892  MONDAY  MORNING,  FEBRUARY  17  1902  DAILY EDITION  POLICY CHANGES  REASON   ADVANCED   FOR  JAPANESE TREATY  IT WAS NECESSARY IN ORDER TO  PROTECT BRITON'S TRADE  IN THE EAST  NEW YORK, February 16.-���The London correspondent of the New York Tribune, 1. N. Ford, says: England has  fairly got out of the South African  slough this week, and is benefitted by  the change of scene. The treaty with  Japan is the flrst question which has  filled the public mind to the exclusion  of everything else since Kruger's ultimatum was dispatched. The effect of  a fresh topic of absorbing interest has  been a distinctly invigorating stimulant  to national pride. It was needed after  the protracted period ��� of occupation  with the harassing guerilla warfare, at  once diflicult and inglorious, like the  American operations in the Philippines,  and it has come with the stir made in  the world by lord Lansdowne's treaty,  and tlie consciousness that England has  again assumed the responsibilities cf  leadership in the far east. Singularly  enough, the strongest attack upon the  new diplomatic policy has come from  the stronghold of sentimental optimism.  The Spectator, taking counsel from its  own nervousness complains that Russia  has been proclaimed frankly as an enemy, and that England has been left incautiously in the unexperienced hands  of the Japanese.  A more practical reason has been urged by Henry Norman, <uirt the Manchester Guardian, namely that Canada and  Australia, which have been legislating  against the Japanese, will be embarrassed by the new alliance, but_t.his is minimized by the favorable expressions by  leading colonial journals. Lord Rosebery's criticism, that the treaty ought  to iiavo been made long -ago, has even  greater weight, for it is not clear  whether the barn door has not been  bolted after the Russian nag has broken  tlie halter and found secure pasturage in  Manchuria.  Lord Salisbury's judgment, in taking  lord Lansdowne up stairs after the failure of the war ollice. lias been fully vindicated. The treaty with Japan is a  great stroke, and destined to make lord  Lansdowne famous, and also to revive  lord Salisbury's interest iu public affairs and keep him in office. It also  marks a great advance in what may  be described as the world processes for  creating diplomatic trusts in the interests of commerce.  The Manchester school began half a  century ago with the theory of non-intervention in foreign affairs, and ended  with the laisses- faire policy of trading  everywhere with the least possible interference, and with absolute free play of  competitive forces. This treaty is proof  that the freedom of. commerce cannot  be secured hy irresponsible trading, and  that powerful governments must guarantee and "safeguard the principle of the  open door in the interest of the collective commerce of the maritime world. It  -is^aninternational-coinbination-or-trust,,  with England and Japan as the managing directors, and the United States and  Germany as silent partners.  The departure of prince Henry for America has been too well advertised by  the foreign offices at Berlin and London. Everybody in touch with official  diplomatic life here is amazed by the  indiscretion involved in the publication  of the documents and details, ordinarily  kept under seal. Veterans in the civil  service, trained in the art of holding  their tongues, do not conceal their disgust over tlie chatter about the Washington conference a week before the  outbreak of the Spanish-American war,  and the stark naked candor with winch  everybody concerned blurts out matters  which ought to have been regarded as  state secrets. The synical comment is  made that trained European diplomatists are out rivalling the processes of  yellow journalism, and that all the conventions and properties have been violated for the purpose of convincing  Americans that in the crisis of Spanish-  American affairs Germany was less hostile and England less friendly than  either, has been represented by self  interested partisans. The controversy  is regarded hy old hands as discreditable  alike to both diplomatic services, and a  dubious compliment to the intelligence  of the Americans who knew well enough  the trend of foreign affairs at the period They also intimate that the Americans themselves can hardly hope to escape being stung when the wasps nest  has been stirred up, and wonder how  president McKinley's memory will be  vindicated from the undeserved reproach  of deceiving congress, and making an  unjust war when Spain was prepared to  "���rant every concession. It is manifestly  unfortunate that, the graceful compliment paid to Americans by the German  emperor in sending prince Henry on a  mission of good will should have been  marred hy the unseemly strife between  British and German officials and tne  press to prove that "Codlins the friend  not Short" when the three nations ought  to have full employment in so-operating  on? with another along the lines oi  such conventions as the Anglo-Japanese agreement for defence of the world s  commerce.  The debate in the commons on amended procedure has already become ted-  iou*" There is indifference outside of  the house respecting the new method of  ministering to the comfort and social  arrangements of the members and no  real enthusiasm among government  supporters. Sir John Kennaway Sterling, who often plays the part of the  candid friend with great effect, has denounced the demand for an apology after  punishment as revolting to the British  sense of justice. This was more effective than Mr. Redmond's forcible warning against reprisals directed against  the Irish. It is not unlikely that several  compromises like Mr. Wanklyn's amendment, respecting the question, will be  adopted.  The admiralty programme is the only  important disclosure of government  apart from the treaty with Japan. This  is scarcely larger than that of Germany  for the current year and fails to satisfy  the belligerent imperialists, who point  to the greatly increased araments of  Russia and France. It is, however,  costly enough for the unhappy chancellor of the exchequer, with the war chest  needing to be replenished, and with the  mortality among millionaires exceptionally low.  Lord Rosebery's speech at Liverpool  continues to bear evidence that, so far  as the Liberal reunion is concerned, his  thoughts are still attuned to the hymn  "Lead, Kindly Light." His oratory is  chiefly remarkable for caution and  adroitness, except on the Irish question,  on which he is emphatic and outspoken.  He makes it plain that he will not. attempt to lead or rally the party unless  it cuts loose from Gladsone's home-rule  policy, and appeals for the support of  the country without and embarrassing  alliance with Kruger's national champions and allies. This is what he described as the process of cleaning the  slate. The only fresh problem for the  new slate is temperance, and his figures  are set down faintly. Possibly it is a  concession to sir William Vernon Harcourt to mention temperance even  vaguely. Lord Rosebery does not yet  succeed in conciliating the Radicals, but  he is obviously coming on. The main  fact is that he is deliberately courting  support and knows his own mind. This  means much when there is no other  leader in sight.  The weather has remained unusually  cold and bracing. There is a steady increase of private entertainments, and  the fashionable restaurants are very  gay after the close of the theatres. Invitations to the next court will prob-  ablv be restricted to the officials and  diplomatic sets, and not likely there  will be another one before Easter.  Preparations for the coronation go on  ouietly. Arrangements for tne pageant  exceed anything ever known in Europe  before. While the lines of the Victorian  ceremonial will be followed, picturesque  features will be added, and the costumes  will be more varied and brilliant. Indian  rajahs will appear with splendor of  colors, and there will be a great company of European princes. The number  of guests of the crown from the colonies,  courts, and friendly powers will exceed  the splendid array witnessed at the jubilee. No-thing is done to cheapen., the  ceremonial, and everything points to an  unexampled imperial fete.  The army estimates disclose a reduction of 40,000 men on the pay roll in  South Africa, and a material reduction  in the general cost of service. This is  an official indication that the Boer operations are regarded as well nigh at an  end.  Details of the loss of colonel Crabbe's  convey disclose a larger Boer success  than the earlier dispatches admitted.  Dewet's force, originally estimated at  2000, has been reduced by later dispatches to one quarter of that number and  figures given for the remaining burghers  in the -Orange Free State are equally  elastic. General Kichener is concentrating his efforts upon the capture of  this force, with Dewet and Steyn as the  shortest and most effective method of  ending the war.  Bishop Hartzell, according to the latest advices from the Gape, has heen  preaching with great force to Dutch and  English congregations in Cape Colony  on the moral aspects of war, taking the  British side with almost passlonated  earnestness, and appealing to the Boers  themselves, after their resistance, to be  brave and acknowledge defeat and desist from warfare, which could not be  justified on the grounds of expediency or  necessity. The Anglican bishop also  boldly predicted the reunion of the warring races in South Africa, as speedily  as the north and south had been drawn  together after the civil war.  Lord Rosebery's fine speech.at Liverpool is regarded hy his own partisans  as the closest approach he has yet made  to committing himself to the resumption  of the Liberal leadership. The Radicals  enjoy his vigorous condemnation of the  inaptitude of the government and his  repudiation of the Chamberlain proclamation, of last September, but do not  profess to understand how the Liberal  party can be brought abreast with the  times merely by the throwing overboard  all the principles and politics with  which it has recently been identified.  Champion Heavyweight  NEW YORK, February 15.���It required the utmost strength of twelve men to  carry to the grave the casket containing the remains of Dennis Leahy, whose  funeral has just been held. The dead  man weighed 700 pounds. His enormous  weight had been acquired within the  past ten years. When he turned the 500  pound mark two years ago, a physician  pronounced his increase in size due to  fatty degeneration of the heart, and told  Leahy his death was only a question of  time.  Firemen Rescue Bodies  CHICAGO, February 15.���The firemen  who groped their way through fire and  smoke and dragged six dead bodies into  the street from the Bennet hospital at  Ada and Fulton streets late last night,  carried on their heroic labor in the belief that they were rescuing persons who  had been asphxiated and not until the  flames had been subdued did they learn  that they had been in the dissecting  room of the Bennet Medical college and  that the rescued bodies were from the  dissecting table of the Bennet Medical  school. Several of the cadavers Were,;  clothed, having been brought to the  school in that condition. One cadaver  was incinerated. The dissecting room  and laboratory of the college were destroyed involving a loss of $5000. A score  of patients in the hospital were badly  frightened, but. none were injured. The  firemen had 'supposed that the building  was used exclusively as a hospital.  EUROPE MUCH WORKED UP  STILL GUESSING  GOVERNMENT SAT DOWN  UPON EDITORS  THEY WERE ALL FAVORABLE TO  SPAIN UNTIL THEY WERE  GIVEN THE KEY  Significance of Henryls Visit  LONDON, February IC���Prince Henry's  visit to the United States claims a larger  share oC public Interest in Europe than  any other approaching event. The reiterated protests that it does not bear any  political significance serve simply to confirm the opposite conviction in the European mind.  Everybody is finite willing to accept the  repeated declarations that prince Henry  has not been instructed on any diplomatic  mission save to the American people at  large. The mission, the success of which  Is practically assured, has in the European  belief greater political importance than  any event since the consummation of the  Franco-Russian alliance. It is not what  prince Henry does that European chancelleries will watch with keener interest than  any other development in international relation ship now pending, but what the Am-  oiican people will  do.  Not to put too fine a point on it, Europe  is anxiously waiting to learn what e'ffect  German blandishments will have upon the  hearts and minds of the nation where every  man is his own secretary of state. It was  first marvelled at, but is now generally  understood to the old world that prince  Henry's purpose might have been gained  if he had not visited Washington and had  not met a single member of the executive  government. More than ono foreign minister wishes he had been the one to discover  this fact before the kaiser. They have been  taking belated advantage of this knowledge  in thoir efforts to convince the American  people of the good will of their respective  countries during the Spanish war. it is  only the diplomatic rule which requires, the  consent of all concerned to the publication  of international communications which  protects certain of those Who have been  protesting too much from exposure in a  very embarrassing light. There Is a wholesome disappointment among some continental statesmen who realize now that it is  worse than useless to attempt to hoodwink  American public opinion in  this matter.  There has been some apprehension in  England lest prince Henry's visit should  prove detrimental to Anglo-American relations. This has largely disappeared, the  only remaining effect being perhaps a  slight augmentation of anti-German feeling in this country which is now deep, Ineradicable, and certain to bear fruit in future hlstorv. It finds such expression as a  long article in the Spectator urging an  Anglo-French understanding and arguing  that it is imoossib'.e to ever remove the  antagonism of interest between Great Britain and Germany.  Russia is silent. Russia is always silent,  I'-Nt there is no less interest in St. Petersburg than in other capitals in prince 1-len-  rv's visit. There is reason to believe that  some regrets are felt in certain quarters  in the Russian capilal over the drastic  course pursued In retaliation against American action on the sugar bounty. It is  bv no means impossible that when this  riuestion arises again, as it must presently,  that a more conciliatory attitude will be  adopted by the czar's representatives. Russia rarelv makes a diplomatic mistake, and  her statesmen aro quite clever enough to  correct one.  Yerkes on the Sick List  LONDON, February 15. ��� Charles  Yerkes, who has heen reported to be  seriously ill, has been confined to his  room as the result, of a chill, but he has  transacted business daily, and is improving. Mr. Yerkes expects to be out  on February 17th.  ������ ������Jeffries and- Fitzsimmons������  NEW YORK, February 15.���Robert  Fitzsimmons and James Jeffries signed  articles here today to meet in a 20-round  glove contest on some date between  May 10th and 20th, for the championship  of the world, the winner to receive 60  per cent and the loser 40 per cent of  the purse.  Astor's Turf Stripes  LONDON, February 15.���William Waldorf Astor, as a preliminary to going  in for horse raising, has registered his  colors under the jockey club rules. They  are light blue with pink sash and cap.  Harold M Cole's Crime',  HELENA, February IC.���Harold M.  Cole, a prominent citizen connected with  the American Smelting & Refining Company, shot his wife and committed suicide tonight.  Buried at Clandeboye  BELFAST, February 15.���The remains  of the marquis of Dufferin were interred  today at Clandeboye. The duke of Ar-  gyle represented king Edward.  Pope Cables Roosvelt  ROME, February ���15���The pope has  cabled to president Roosevelt expressing hope for the speedy recovery of the  latter's son.  Spain's Friendship Treaty  MADRID, February 17.���The queen regent will sign a treaty of friendship  with the United States tomorrow.  Fatalities in Naples  NAPLES, February 16.���It is reported  that eight persons were killed today by  the collapse of two mansions.  Committed for Trial  TORONTO, February 15.���Bertha Gen,  charged with murdering an infant, has  been committed for trial.  Legislature to Meet  ST. JOHNS, February 15.���New Brunswick legislature has been called to meet  on March tith.  LONDON, February 15.���The dispute  regarding the attitude of the powers towards the United States prior to the  Spanish-American war continues, to  take up columns of the London daily papers. As pointed out by the Associated  Press, when the under secretary, lord  Cranborne, made his first statement,  official opinion is much divided as to  the advisability of that step. Since the  later developments, the opposition to  further disclosures by the British government has been strengthened into a  determined resolve not to disclose the  secret documents relating to the negotiations of that period. Lord Cranborne's  statement of Friday, which was the result of cable dispatches exchanged between lord Pauncefote and the foreign  office, is probably the last word Great  Britain will have to say on the subject.  It would be impossible, however, to overrate the irritation expressed in Downing street at the German publication of  the documents relating to the incident,  though implicit belief is expressed that  American public opinion is not likely  to be influenced thereby. Privately the  foreign office officials declare that lord  Cranborne's two replies, especially his  answer to the first note, effectually established Great Britain's attitude, even  if lord Pauncefote is charged with secretly combining against the United  States, which is indignantly declared to  be an utterly absurd and false suggestion.  Aniong the American residents in London during the1 month of May, 1898, it  is recalled, however, that an intense  pro-Spanish feeling existed on many  sides, especially in society where women,  connected with government officials, appeared wearing Spanish colors. In this  and many other ways London became  none too comfortable a dwelling place  for Americans, for the press teemed with  anti-American editorials. Cessation of  the latter was due to a remarkable occurrence which the Associated Press is  able to announce for the first time.  After Dewey's victory and when the  English women were not so gaily_displaying Spanish rosettes, lord Salisbury  took the almost unprecedented step of  communicating with the editors of the  leading Consevative dailies, urging them  to desist from irritating the United  States, pointing out how vital it was to  Great Britain's interest that the side of  the United States and not that of Spain  should be advocated In the English  press. As a result public opinion was  reversed and the government was thoroughly, supported in its subsequent undoubtedly genuine efforts to strain its  neutrality to the point of helping the  United States.  Prince Henry En Route  KIEL, February 15.���Prince Henry of  Prussia^started^for"Bremen-at^8:30 this  morning to begin his voyage to the  States.  BREMORHAVEN, February 15. ���  Prince Henry sailed for New York at  3:30 p. m. Previous to sailing in conversation with a correspondent of the  Associated Press he referred to the report that he had written a letter to  admiral Dewey apologizing for the eon-  duct of the German squadron in Manila  bay during the war with Spain. "It is  all untrue," said the prince, "I have  never written a letter to admiral Dewey  in my life." The prince could be seen  from the shore when he stood on the  bridge of the Kron Pinz, in an admiral's uniform, and lifted his cap in response to the cheers of the assembled  crowd. Commander Beehler, of the  United States, navy, the United States  naval attache at Berlin, bid the prince  bood bye for the United States embassy.  SOUTHAMPTON, February 16.���The  Kron Prinz Wilhelm arrived here this  morning. Prince Henry's voyage to  England was uneventful. In conversation today he expressed great pleasure  at visiting the United States and added:  "Why the last man I shook hands with  on German ground was an American,  the Berlin representative of the Associated Press." The Kron Prinz Wilhelm sailed for Cherbourg at 3 p.m.  Boer Emissary to America  BRUSSELS, February 15.���It is said  that the desire to keep the departure of  Dr. Mueller, the former consul in the  Orange Free State, in Holland, for the  United States secret was so keen that the  Boer emissary booked his passage under  an assumed name. According to information from a responsible Boers quarter Mr. Kruger's letter to president Roosevelt, of which Dr. Mueller is  the bearer, does not appeal for intervention, but expresses regret that he is  unable at present to personally congratulate president Roosevelt on his accession to ofiice and concludes with a gratified allusion to the numerous invitations to visit the great republic which-  have arrived and are still arriving. Besides re-organizing the Boer propaganda  in the United States, Dr. Mueller will  direct, his efforts principally to obtaining government prohibition of the exportation of  articles   regarded   by  the  Boers as contraband of war, thus indirectly eliciting an opinion on the war  from the United States government.  THE HAGUE, February 15. ���The  members of the Boer delegation have  left The Hague and have not announced  their destination. It is rumored that  they have started for the United States.  Two Trainmen Killed  CONELSVILLE, Pennsylvania, February 16.���Two were killed in a collision  of two freights on the Pittsburg & Lake  Erie railway near here last night.'  EARLY MINING  IN  EGYPT  Some Recent Discoveries  To the people of the western world,  Egypt is famous chiefly for mummies,  obelisks, crocodiles and deserts. That  the land of the Sphinxes was ever in  much repute as a centre of mineral  wealth will be news to most folks outside the charmed circle of the archael-  ogists.  The fact is, however, if we accept the  statements of those who ought to know,  that there was once a time, aeons ago,  as Mr. Kipling would say, when mining  was an important industry in Egypt. Of  gold mines it is known that there were  many, and there are very good reasons  for believing that deposits of coal were  found and coal miners were at work in  Egypt in the early morning of the  world's history.  Of the coal mines not much has yet  been learned, but. it is known that the  gold mines were rich enough to produce  all the gold which Egypt could use,  with enough over to supply all the rival  kingdoms of western Asia. The facts  about the mineral wealth of the land of  the Nile have been only recently made  known through the publication of the  reports of the engineers sent out by  companies of British capitalists to explore the ruins of the ancient mines and  to prospect for new veins of gold.  Of course, the archaeologists have  known of the riuns of the mines for  some time, but their knowledge, for  some reason, or other, was never very  widely diffused, and it was left for the  practical, interested-only-in-the-present  prospector to spread ine news. From  these reports it is quite possible to conclude that before long there may be a  rush to the gold fields of Egypt, as there  was to those of California and Colorado  and South Africa.  To be sure, no striking specimens of  pay ore have yet been found, but the  reports of the engineers have been encouraging enough to lead the capitalists  who sent them out from London to direct that the work be continued. Among  the corporations organized for the purpose of finding out something about the  gold deposits in Egypt is the Victoria  Investment Corporation, of London.  This company was organized for the  purpose, not only of locating new mines,  but also of searching out and reporting  on what was left of mines that may  have been yielding pay ore in the times  of the Pharaohs and the Ptolemies. The  first expedition sent out by the company in 1900 was in charge of Charles  A. Alford, said to be one of the best-  known mining engineers in England.  The story of the discoveries made by  Mr. Alford and his associates were told  by him not long ago in a paper read  before the Institue of Mining and Metallurgy of London. At the request of the  Engineering and Mining Journal, Mr.  Alford made an abstract of the paoer  and this was published in the journal a  fe^llayiTago- AmdngOther-things Mr.  Alford says:  "Professor A. H. Sayce, the well-  known Egypttologist, is of the opinion  that the eastern desert, between the Nile  and the Red sea, supplied gold, not only  to Egypt, but to Assyria, Babylon, Persia and the other countries of western  Asia. The ancient records, as now interpreted, indicate that mining was carried on as early as 2500 B. C, and there  was still some mining done as late as  the time of the Ptolemies. *****  ��� "To the eastward of the belt of cultivation along the Nile is a sandy waste,  part of which can be seen from the river,  but this in no way represents the whole  country between the Nile and the Red  sea At Kcneh, in latitude 26 degress  north, the sandy zone, which forms the  true desert, is but twenty miles wide,  while in the latitude of Assouan  is it  fully 150. '  ,    ���      .! ���  "To the east of this, and bordering the  coast of the Red sea, is a chain of lofty  and rugged mountains, fifty miles wide,  several of whose peaks attain an altitude of 8000 above the sea, and the general altitude of the divide of the watersheds is from 1500 to 2000 feet. It is this  belt of country that forms the mining  district. , . , ..  "The crystalline rocks, which constitute the mountain districts to the east,  are of the oldest geological series met  with in Egypt. The larger mountain  masses are usually formed of a horn-  blendic granite, with pink orthoclase,  which gives the whole a strikingly red  appearance when seen from a distance.  "Surrounding these, in the lower  ranges, and covering very extensive  areas, is a rather fine-grained gray granite passing in places into gneiss, and  that into mica schist, traversed by  dikes and intrusions of greenstone, fel-  site, porphyry, and a very fine-grained  white, elvan fr-*-**^. It is in these  rocks that most of U12 auriferous quartz  veins were found to occur, and the more  the granite was cut the more frequent  and more promising the quartz veins  appeared to be."  Right here Mr. Alford disgresses for  a moment to speak briefly of the coal  deposits. He makes the definite and  positive statement that deposits of coal  have been found in Egypt and spurs the  imagination with the suggestion that  since gold and coal have been found it  may not be shooting wide of the mark  to suggest that something even more  valuable than gold or coal may be found  in the country's bowels.  Diamonds have been found in South  Africa. Almost everything, from buried  temples to mummies, have been found  in Egypt and who knows but diamonds  also, may be found in that end of Africa?  Barns' $10,000 Handicap  SAN FRANCISCO, February 15���The- $10,-  000 Burns handicap at a mile and a quarter  will be decided at Oakland thfs afternoon.  From the present outlook twelve horses  will face the barrier. Taking into consideration the weight, class recent trials 'and  form of the horses, it looks as if Nones,  Articulate and Scotch Plaid are the horses  most worthy of consideration. Black Diderot appears to hold the balance of the  field safe because of his ground work,  his good consistent racing in the east and  his courage. Nones will probably make the  Ryan entry, consisting if himself and Obia  favorites. Nones will be ridden by " Nash  Turner who came to the coast especially  for this race. Many of the best known  jockeys in America will be represented in  the event. The rest of the field comprises  Greyfleld (coupled with Articulate), Corrigan, the Fretter, Fragible, Horton and  Eomic.  BRITISH TRAPPED  GREEN   TROOPS    DRAWN  INTO  AMBUSH  BREAKS WITH THE IRISH  Rosebery's Sensational Speech  LIVERPOOL, February 15.���Lord Rosebery received a great ovation at the Liberal  demonstration held here last evening. His  lengthy speech, the principal oiie of the  evening, was attentively received and  heartily applauded. He failed to throw any  light on the war policy, but he strongly  emphasized his hostility to the Irish party  and his desire to utterly alienate it from  the Liberal camp.  During his remarks lord Ros<4bry said  that the greatest change .in heart and head  undergone during his five years absence  from public life was in regard to the Irish  uroblem.  Mr. Gladstone's bills were dead and  burled, though tho statement cast no reflection on the great statesman who had  originated them. The members of the Irish  pary had indignantly repudiated any connection with the Liberal party, and he believed they had acted wisely. It was both  to their interests and to the Interests o��  the Liberal party. The Irish leaders had  played their full hand. They had demanded  an independent parliament in Dublin, and  he thereupon cried "Halt." This remark  was greeted with applause. Continuing lord  Rosebery said:  "I am not prepared at any time or under  any circumstances to grant them such a  parliament. No sane person would ever  consent to handing over the destinies of  Ireland, situated in the very heart of the  empire, to a parliament controlled by  those who have expressed the earnest wish  that we might be overthrown In battle.  The Irish question is too large for any one  party. It will need the energy and patriotism of both parties to deal with it. These  are my personal sentiments, but I wish to  make them perfectly clear on returning to  public life."  Regarding the war, lord Rosebery said  that he thought the reply of lord Lansdowne, the under secretary for foreign affairs, to Dr. Kuyper, was fitting and dig-  nilled, but he thought the government had  acted wrongly ln declining to reckon with  the Boer delegates in Europe und allow  them to send a delegation to South Africa.  THEY SUFFERED HEAVY LOSS BEFORE THEY COULD MAKE  THEIR WAY OUT  Rich Strike on Ruby Group  GREENWOOD, February 1C���[Special to  The Tribune.]Information received here is  that ore has been struck in the upper tunnel  of the Ruby mineral claim near Boundary  Falls. The Ruby group Is under bond by  F. W. Hayes, president of the First National Bank of Detroit, Michigan, and associates. Two tunnels are being driven, for  the purpose of reaching In the upper cut  at depth, the hcute of high grade copper-  gold ore op.ened near the surface. This object appears to have been achieved In the  other tunnel which is being driven at a  vertical depth of 150 feet below the upper  one. The recent strike has much improved  the prospects of the Ruby group, which Is  , believed-to-be-the^only. mining-property _in=  the district ln which Michigan men are  Interested.  O. E. Williams of Boston Is here visiting  the Montana & Boston Copper Company's  property, the Sunset mine. It is stated he  Is considerably Interested In this property.  . Wireless Communication  NEW YORK, February IC���What may  happen when more than two sets of wireless telegraph apparatus are being used  within range of each other was Indicated  yesterday by George W. Kronche. The operator on the Hohenzollern tried to Invite  Kronche to visit the yacht at 1 o'clock.  The operators on the two steamships were  communicating in English while the operator on the yacht spelled his message out  In German. Sandwiched In between the  words of the Lueanla's message on tin  tape were occasional German word!  last came from Mr. llepworth  sage: "Don't talk German, I doj^S$��Q%$!}f  stand lt." Mr. Kronche had heprd?5k��tZ^.Ti*��zl  ing In English and running hj  the tape he picked out the  and translated into Engll-  "Come over and see me ���  was a message fro;  Communication was  the two steamship  PRETORIA, February 16.���One hundred  and fifty mounted infantrymen, while pat-  roling the Klip, river south 9f Johannesburg on FeDruary 12th surrounded a farm  house where they suspected Boers of being  in- hiding. A single Boer broke away from  the house and the British started to pursue him. The Boer climbed a kopje, the  British following. Immediately a heavy  fire was opened upon the British on three  sides. The British found themselves in a  trap and in a position where they were  unable to make defense. Eight British officers made a gallant effort and defended the  right with carbines and revolvers until  they, were overpowered. The British had  two officers and ten men killed, several  officers and forty men wounded before the  force was able to fall back under cover of  a-block house.  LONDON,. February 16.���Lord Kitchener,  In addition to reporting the Klip River affair, says: A party from the S. A. C. line  on the Watervale river encountered on  February 10th a superior force of the enemy near Vantondoisbek, and was driven  back with loss.  LONDON, February IB.���According to  special dispatches from Pretoria the mounted Infantrymen who were trapped at Klip  river were all fresh from home, and unused  to Boer tactics. The bulk of the casualties  occurred during the retreat of the British.  The killed Included major Dowell, the commander of the force.  DURBAN, February IC���Mrs. Dewet, in  an interview said that two of her sons  were fighting with their father. She regretted that the government had not per-  mited her to communicate with her husband, and said she was certain he would  never surrender. Mrs. Dewet declared that  she would rather see her husband die than  submit. .  Locomotive Went WronR  LITCHFIELD, Illinois, February 16.  ���Two killed and five were injured today  in a rear end collision between the Diamond special of the Illinois Central road  and a freight train, near here. The collision was remarkable in view of the  fact that the passenger was ahead of  the freight, and moving at a rate of 12  miles an hour, when the freight ran into  the rear sleeper. Some troble with the  locomotive mechanism of the passenger  train was delaying her.  Vicount Hinton Disinherited  LONDON, February 15.���Lord ��� chief  justice, baron Alverstone, refused today  to re-open the case of Poulett vs Pulett,  in which viscount Hinton sought to oust  his step brother, the youthful earl of  Poulett from the family estates. The  lord chief justice thus confirmed the  previous judgment in the case, whereby  it was declared that viscount Hinton,  under a family settlement in 1853, was  debarred from claiming the property in  dispute.  Mother Missed Her Mark  WORCESTER, Massachussets, February 16.���The two year old daughter of  Mrs. Mary Shea, who was severely burned here last night, in a fire resulting  from=-her���mother���throwing���a=4ighted=  lamp at her father, died tonight. The  mother is in a dangerous condition and  will probably die from the effects of  burns contracted while trying to rescue  the infant  Brigands Ask for Ten Days  WASHINGTON, February 15.���The  state department has received a cable  advice confirming the XfiP.Qrt^that^.tJt  ransom money UggjpSMmii  paid  to th.-**.;.-^**&is    " giii*r->.��-^<-r^i-^r^  mm utmost tottfiEi monmy mosMO, miruak? if, im.  ���'srrr<,��,i'j%-'>wrf^-r,)>^����  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  Incorporated 1670  HUDSON'S BAY  coi-:jp--1>t^'  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  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  , *  && to J&'jid^ada&Sy*  ��he fflvxbxxnz  SUBSCRIPTION RATES.  Daily by mail, one month ..../ ;...$  50  125  2 50  5 00  50  1 CO  2 00  Dally by mall, three months  Daily by mall, six months    Dally by mall, one year    Semi-weekly by mail, three months  Semi-weekly by mail, six months ...  Semi-weekly by mall, 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 first Insertion        1  For each additional insertion, per  word         %  Wholesale and Business Directory  Ads (classified) per line per month.    50  Notices of meetings of Fraternal Societies and Trades Unions, per line  per   month     25  Address all letters���  THE TRIBUNE ASSOCIATION, Ltd.  John Houston, Manager. Nelson, B. C.  ��I"1-M"M--I--*M��1"I"M'  *  +  *  NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS  BY   CARRIER.  *  *  +  *  *  *  *  *  **-H"M"H"H"H"I'  On Saturday next, subscribers  whose Tribunes are delivered by  carrier will be expected to pay  the carrier TWENTY CENTS, the  subscription price for the current  week.  The Sandon Paystreak, in commenting upon the action of the recent Liberal  convention with respect to the establishment of a government refinery, modesty  directs attention to the circumstance  that it was the flrst newspaper in British Columbia to advance the theory of  a government refinery, as a means of relief for the depression existing in the  mining sections of the province in consequence of the hostility of the United  States smelter trust. From these premises Sandon's enterprising journal proceeds to argue that the government at  Ottawa made a mistake in the offering  of its refinery bonus. It is doubtful it  even those who are in accord with the  ^Paystreak's government refinery scheme  will agree to this proposition. At the  time that the big delegation went from  the mining centres of the province, to  urge the granting of the refinery bonus,  there were no two opinions but that the  mining industry would be greatly stimulated by the operation of a Canadian  refinery. It was a case of a refinery  i-*SJ��ing to promote the  lEfibia's chief in-  . chance  tion, should convince almost anyone  that even in conjunction with the altogether exceptional facilities of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company in carrying the venture through to a successful issue, and with the government bonus thrown in, the conditions in British Columbia are not any too alluring lor  the operation of a refinlngplant. It will  probably be conceded that neither the  provincial nor the federal government,  nor any private corporation, could turn  so much "to account by the successful  operation of a refinery in Canada as  could the Canadian Pacific Railway Company through the resultant business it  would bring to its railway system. Yet  the launching of the refinery project  has presented no inconsiderable difficulties to the officials of the Canadian  Pacific, and such being the case is it  not fair to make the deduction that, had  not the arrangement been made with  the railway company, the coming of  British Columbia's refinery would have  been delayed for two or even three  years longer? So far as British Columbia was concerned recent developments  have shown, not that it was the case of  a government refinery or one operated  by a private corporation, but of a refinery operated by a private corporation  or none at all.  SAINT  VALENTINE  We are shewing a  very pretty line of  newest designs in  Valentines ranging  : in   price   from   10c  to $2.50 each. Also a full line of Comics.  But more especially would we draw attention to our pretty and useful line of  articles suitable for Valentines, consisting of Purses, Card Cases, Fountain  Pens, Satchel Bags, Silver and Gold Pencil Cases. These articles accompanied  by a dainty card make cupid's darts  much more effective.  MORLEY & LAING  BOOKSELLERS AND STATIONERS  BAKE't STICKH.T. NELSON. B. 0.  Showrooms Mnson & Kif-ch Pianos.  GREAT BRiTAI.-fsl.EW FLAG  The consideration of the' recommendations of the finance committee will doubtless constitute the chief business to  .come before the city council at its meeting this evening, and it is altogether  likely that the tax rate, fpr the year  will be agreed upon. In speaking of this  a member of the finance committee remarked on Saturday that the indications  were for a rate of 23 1-2 mills upon  lands. He explained that the present  bonded indebtedness for the city required 17 1-2 mills of this, and the remaining 6 mills would be required for  school purposes. This rate will be a  material increase over that of the previous year, but it is low in comparison  withother pjaces^when^UJs,remember  ed   that  in   Nelson   improvements   are  practically  exempt, the tax rate upon  them being but 2 1-2 mills upon 50 per  cent of their assessed value..   It is understood that the members of the finance committee were averse to any increase  in  the tax  rate  upon  improvements, but it will be open to the council  to make a departure in this respect, and  spread   the   increased    rate   over   improvements  as  well  as  lands,     It  will  be noticed that there is a difference of  4 1-2 mills between the rate on  lands  f-Jntlmated now, and the probable rate  .ed  some  weeks  ago.    Just how  _o accounted for will probably  >wn at the council meeting  Whether it is due to the  enchment,   which   it   is  as decided  upon, or  lilt of the rumored  e committee to  [of a new issue  be seen.    Of  spoken  of,  a  explains that  'ended some-  current ac-  waterworks  The idea of  re committee  properly be  d if the pro-  ���atepayers, the  is to be paid  Colonies Receive Recognition  The design for an ensign which shall  adequately represent Great Britain both  at home and beyond the seas seems assured. The king has received with--favor the suggestion that a new (lag was  needed to keep pace with the growing  empire, and a finished design for the  same will be submitted to his majesty  next week.  C. D. Bennet, the cousin of the distinguished colonial governor was entrusted  with the responsibility of preparing the  design. He has succeeded in giving colonial possessions full representation,  without sacrificing the chief feature of  the old flag���the cross of St. George���  which is in itself a familiar emblem of  England's power in every quarter of the  ���rlobe.  The following is a description of the  new empire flag, given officially:  On an absolutely white ground is embroidered a golden sun, typical of a race  on whose domains the sun never sets,  shining on a large red cross of St.  George, representing, of course, the  empire at home. In the left hand corner is an imperial crown, the' sign of  one great empire embracing all creeds,  tolerating all beliefs, but under one  great imperial idea.  Underneath the crown, on a blue  scroll, is inscribed the Latin rendering  of the motto: '"The empire on which  the sun never sets," which is the proudest boast of every Englishman:  "Imperium oul nullus  Solis occasus."  In the right hand top corner of the  flag will be placed the particular device  representative of the empire beyond the  sea. For instance, the flag to be used  in India will contain the Star of India  in the right hand top corner.  The flag as used in Australia will contain instead the device of the new commonwealth, while the " Canadian and  other colonial governments will add to  the design their own badge, for use on  all "empire flags" in their particular part  of the world.  The design has been warmly commended by several persons high in authority  to whom it has been exhibited. It now  remains for his majesty to place the  final seal of approval.  ��� Mr. Bennett has notified the king that  the design awaits his majesty's pleasure,  and it will probably be exhibited to him  next week. Should it be approved by  his majesty, the new design will become  "official" without delay.  To the king himself is due the idea.  His majesty has realized that the present national emblem does not fully express the dignity and importance of the  empire.  When the prince and princess of  Wales started on their tour, nearly a  year ago, they were especially instructed  to carefully note every shade of colonial  opinion on the subject, whether a new  flag was desired and what each colony  expected.  Everywhere the answer was the  iSjune^T^Give u^j^ej^f^^' TWhen the  popular verdict was repm*"t��rn;o^the*  ,king, his majesty at once signalled a  desire to have a proper design prepared.  After weeks of toil the design is ready,  which many people believe will eventually be flying at the mastheads of our  warships and over British possessions  at home and abroad.  NEW ONTARIO DISCOVERIES  "ns of War  iry 15.���The army es-  3ay, show a grand to-  fl902-3, of  ��39,310,000,  to provide for 320,000  J.700 men are for ordin-  and  200,300  for  war  limate, of which   -tJ40,-  for war, show a de-  head  of   ��23,230,000  ^01-2.    In a memoran-  Iretary,  Mr.  Broderick,  Estimates are sufficient  jl force in South Africa  length for eight or nine  fcw financial year.  May Eclipse the Klondyke  SUPERIOR, Wisconsin, February 15.  ���If reports of the gold discoveries in  the Sturgeon Lake district, north ol  the Canadian Pacific railway, have not  been exaggerated, that section of the  .Dominion is going to surpass the Klondike and the goldfiiclds of the African  Rand. Explorers, prospectors, miners  and mining experts who have been in  the new district, which is not far from  Port Arthur,1'report that it is the richest yet discovered in western Ontario.  The district was first discovered two  years ago by Pete King, an advenurous  and well-known explorer of that locality. Samples of gold quartz from his  discoveries were practically one-fourth  ���rold.  These, specimens were enough to set  the tide of prospectors toward that locality, and several hundred have gone  into that country, some of them, according to the reports, meeting with success.  Several mining companies operating in  western Ontario also sent agents into  the field, and the discoveries of the  latter have been rich enough to warrant the companies abandoning their  working in the western Ontario region  to the Sturgeon Lake district. The discoveries of two years ago, while rich  enough to satisfy the most avaricious,  have been thrown into the shade by  discoveries made last fall, the particulars of which are just becoming known.  This confirmation of the rumors of two  years ago has been sufficient to start a  stampede to the field, and there is a rush  on now to see who can get there first  and pre-empt a slice of the gold-bearing  soil.  Up to this time the most important  developments have been made on what  is known as the Steele property, owned  by a company of Saginaw lumbermen.  The ore body of this mine is said to be  ���^���^���SS'iisli^^  ^&^'^^^S^S^2       -?.-?��� -*-0*'t-*''I*?-**--?������*-00*'.00.00.ps*.00. fi&.ta*.  Just received a large assortment of ladies' and childrens' night dresses, chemies and drawer.-., corset covers, white  skirts, infant and children's dresses.   We offer these lines at} special sale pricas for next ten days.  to  to  91  to  ��J�� ���|�� ���% ���>% ��J�� ��J�� -*-J�� ���J-** ��J* -4�� ��% A ���?���*-  Annual  hitewear  EViusiin,  and Lace Sale  ��?��   ���?��   <f|��   ���?�����   ��������   *|��   rr|��   <r|��   ��|��   *|��   ���$���  New grass linen suitings and trimmings. Valencein  laces torcsen and guipure lace allover with insertion to niatch  New gingham grenadines, zephyrs, prints, percales. Early inspection while stock is new and complete affords a good selection.    Prices low during sale.  ���J* tj�� A ���*���% ���?��� ->J��-�� A. A A A A A  A A ��J�� A A A A  A A  A  A  A A  A A  A  A  A  A  A  A  A  ���**�������� A  Infant's long dresses 75c up  Infant's long skirts 75c up  Infant's long slips 75e up  Infant's long foot blankets.  Complete sets of infant's wardrobe to order  CHILDREN'S SHORT DRESSES  From six months to live years  old. A splendid assortment  latest style and prices very low  Children's white skirts with and  without waists.  White French dresses.  AVhite 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.  ���j. .j. .*. .j. .j. .;. .;. .j. .;. .[. .?. .���. ,*. .;.;  .���gs^  to  to  to  fix  to  to  36 Baker Street  * ���iS^'.  rvine & Go.  NELSON, B. 0.  m  fix  9  ^���^00-0*-0*-0"-0''0^0_\-gj2��-&,0'-^0''0*''*'  "^ '**5 ***& "*B -^5 ***?�� "*��, ���"������J "����� **�� ~0&  ��� 00-00' 010- 00-   <00. 0*' 00. 00-   00 .00 .   0>  of remarkable width and extends  in length a distance of two or three  miles. The vein or reef has been opened  up by cross-cuts on the surface, some  of them over 200 feet in length, and so  rich in ore that by throwing a bucket  of water on the vein anywhere in the  cut the gold can be seen in the  rocks for several feet around. It is estimated that several million dollars  worth of gold quartz is now exposed and  ready for the stamp mill. The Saginaw  people have purchased other claims  said to be even richer than the Steele  mine.  A Wisconsin company has opened the  rich vein discovered by Pete King, and  is now taking in a stamp mill. This  company is also negotiating for two locations on a remarkably rich vein discovered last fall. The vein is an immense reef, seventy-five to eighty feet.  in width, extending through a belt of  porphyry for an indefinite distance.  Along the foot wall of this vein there is  said to be a pay streak four feet in  width, two feet of which will run very  high.  An English company is opening up  some claims in the northeast bay of the  lake, and the ore from the vein is so  rich that, the management cannot estimate the average values. Dazzling specimens of gold quartz are exhibited.  Near the English company's claim is  a location where two prospectors put  into use an improvised stain]) mill, consisting of a chain attached to a sapling  at one end and a stone at the other,  using a flat rock as a mortar bed. The  ore from this vein is of such . richness  that the prospectors in a few days were  able with this crude device to obtain a  large amount of gold.  For several months rumors have been  afloat that rich placer fields have been  found in the Sturgeon Lake country,  but little credit was given to the reports.  It now turns out, however, that the reports were well founded. The full extent of the gold-baring reefs of the  =Sturgeon-"Lake^country-"there-iis^seem-=  ingly no doubt that a large portion of  the exposed surface of these reefs has  .decomposed, leaving the accumulated  .gold lying on the surface ready for  placer mining.  Sturgeon lake is about fifty miles  north of the Canadian Pacific railway  and is now reached by stage from Ignace  station, but the Ontario government has  surveyed a wagon road from Bonheur,  which touches the road at a distance of  forty-three miles from the railroad.  With the development of this district  (he Canadian aPcific railway will build  a branch line to the lake. The lake it-  pelf is about fifty miles in length and  has been little explored. The country  is covered with a dense growth of brush  and trees, the surface is covered by  large areas of glacial drift, and exploration is carried on under difficulties.  These conditions encourage the belief  that the discoveries yet to come will  exceed in value and extent all heretofore  made.  Testing the Coinage  PHILADELPHIA, February 16.���The annual tests of tlie coinage have been commenced at tlie mint by the assay commissioner. Specimens of all the different shipments ol* coins were examined, one in every  thousand in the ease of gold coins, and  one in every two thousand in the case of  silver coins, having been reserved for that  purpose. The tolerance, or limit of divergency, allowed by law is one and a halt'  grain for silver and halt' a grain for gold.  Jt is the important duty of the commissioner to see that these limits have nol been  exceeded. The members of the commission  first examined the scales which were to.be  used by them for weighing; the coins. The  standard weight used is the troy pound  of 57U0 grains, tlie government being in possession ol* a duplicate made in London in  1^11. The duplicate ris kept with greaI, formality in the dual "charge of the director  of mints and superintendent of tho Philadelphia mint. Each oilicial has a key to one  of the two locks of the box, making it impossible to open it unless both act in conjunction.^Inside of this box is still another  containing a third, in which the standard  pound is securely screwed.  After the commission has ascertained  that its means for weighing were in first  class order the work of testing the gold  coins began and continued throughout the  clay. Samples from the output of. the. Philadelphia, San Francisco, and New Orleans  mints were taken from carefully sealed envelopes and weighed. Tomorrow the committee on assaying will test the fineness  of the gold. It is expected that the tests  will continue until Saturday.  As a going concern the business carried on by the EXPRESS CIGAR COMPANY, under the management of the  late A. B. Gray.  Tenders will be received by the undersigned up to 12 o'clock noon, Monday,  February 24th for the stock in trade and  fixtures of the above company, made up  as follows:  Ci-rars���  Domestic    $32G2 94  Imported        434 53  Imported in bond      367 80  Scotch whiskey in bond     31G 69  KOOTENAY  COFFEE CO.  ^************************A  Coffee Roasters  Dealers in Tea and Coffee  ���******���*���**********.*******  Wo aro offering at lowost prices tho best  fradoe o   Coylon, Indin, China, and Japan  eaa.  Our Boat-, Mocha and Java Coffee, per  pound % 4S  Mocha and Java Blend, 3 poundn  1 00  Choice Blond Coffoe. I pounds  1 00  3pocIal K.'.8iid Coffee, 0 pounds  1 00  Kio Blend Coffoe, G pounds  1 00  Spocial Blond Coylon Ten, per pound 30  OFFICE: BAKER STREET WEST, NELSOfl, B.C. TELEPHONE ,M0. 210,    P. 0. BOX 688.  ���*��� iwi *��i xji mum*  IPRBLE, BUILDIHG STOKE,.  BRIGH, AND Lis^E .....  The Mansfield Manufacturing Company  have the above mentioned building materials  for sale at reasonable prices. Special quotations to builders and contractors for large  orders.  ORDERS BY  MAIL ATTENDED TO PROMPTLY  OFFICE:   BAKER STREET WEST, (fElSOf-., B. C. TELEPHONE NO. ��19.   P. 0. BOX 688,  A TRIAL ORDER SOLICITED.  KOOTENAY COFFEE GO.  Telephone:i77.  P. 0. Box 182.  WEST BAKER STREET, NELSON.  S4381 91  Fixtures and offlce furniture     4S0 25  Separate tenders will be received for  the cigars, liquor and fixtures.  TERMS���25 per cent cash, balance in  two, four, and six months, with approved  security, with interest at S per cent per  annum.  This is an excellent opportunity to secure a good paying business.  The stock, books of the company, and  stock sheets may he inspected on application to the undersigned.  E. 13. MCDERMID,  Liquidator, Clements-Hillyer block.  NOTIOE.  IN THE SUPREME COURT OF BRITISH  COLUMBIA.  In tho matter of the Winding Up Act,  Chapter 129 ot the revised statutes of  Canada and amending acts, and in the  matter of tho Athabasca Gold Mine, Limited.  Notice la hereby given that the honorable  the chief justico has fixed Friday the 17th  day of January, 1902, at the hour of 11  o'clock in the forenoon at the Law Courts,  New Westminster, British Columbia, as  the time and placo for the appointment of  an official liquidator of the above named  company. J.   J.   CAMBRIDGE,  District Registrar.  WHOLESALE DIEE0T0RY  ASSAYERS' SUPPLIES.  W. F. TEETZEL & CO.-CORNER O?  Baker and Josephine Streets, Nelson,  wholesale dealers in assayers' supplies.  Agents for Denver Fire Clay Company,   EI^ECTRICAL,_SUPPL1IBS.  KOOTENAY ELECTRIC SUPPLY <t  Construction Company���VVholesnle dealers  In telephones, annunciators, bells, batteries, electric fixtures and appliances. Houston Block, Nelson.   ^��*LAN5. SALT RIB ATS. ~  P. BURNS & CO., BAKER" STREKT,  Nelson, wholesale dealers in rrcsh and  cured meats. Cold storage.  GROCRIES.  NOTICES  OF MEETITOS.   FR^E^^L^SOCIETIES^  ~ KOOTENAY TENT NO. 7, K. O. T.~M.-  Regular meetings flrst and third Thursdays of each month. Visiting Sir Knights  aro cordially invited to attend. Dr. W.  Rose, K. K.j A. W. Purdy, Com.; G. A.  Brown, P. C  NI-!LSON LODGE, NO. 23, A. F. &  A. M., meets second Wednesday In  oach month. Sojourning brethren  Invited.  NELSON AERIE, NO. 22, F. O. E.���  Meets second and fourth Wednesday of  each month at Fraternity Hall. George  Bartlett, prosident; ,T. V. Morrison, secretary.  KOOTENAY SUPPLY COMPANY, LIM-  ited, Vernon Street, Nelson, wholesale  grocers.  JOHN CHOLDITCH & CO. ��� FRONT  Street, Nelson, wholesale grocers.  FOR SALE.  A good cottage, four rooms, bath, pantry,  good basement, hot. and cold water, with  two good lots cleared and fenced, with  chicken house at ba/ik, ami good garden  with bearing fruit trees. Situated on Mill  .street, near corner of Hall street. For  terms, etc., apply  R.  W. DAY, Madden Block.  NOTICE.  John R. McDougjill, whose present address Is unknown, will learn something to  his advantage by immediately telegraphing  or writing to James Wilks, p. O. Box 10ti,  Nelson, B. C.  LOST���GREEN POCKETBOOK WITH  monogram iM. C. Containing check and  small change. Finder will please leave at  Morrison & Caldwell's store and obtain  reward.  A. MACDONALD & CO.-CORNER OF  Front and Hall Streets, Nelson, wholesale  grocers and jobbers In blankets, gloves,  mitts, boots, rubbers, macklnaws, and miners' sundries.  J. Y. GRIFFIN & C���FRONT STREET,  Nelson, wholesale dealers ln provisions,  cured meats, butter and eggs.  LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS^^  TURNER, BEETON & CO.���COKNKU  Vernon and Josephine Streets, Nelson,  wholesale dealers In liquors, cigars, aud  dry goods. Agents for Pabst Brewing Company of Milwaukee and Calgary Brewing  Company of Calgary.  BUSINESS DIRECTORY.     ARCHITECTS^   A. C. EWARX ARCHITECT���ROOM 3,  Aberdeen Block, Baker Street, Nelson.  DRAYAGE.  FURNITURE, PlANOs|"s~AFES, ETC?,  moved carefully at reasonable rates. Apply J. T. Wilson, Phone 270, Prosser's Second Hand Store, Ward Street.  NELSON ROYAL AKCM CHAPTER NO.  123, G. R. C���Moots third Wednesday. Sojourning companions Invited. George Johnstone, Z.; Thomas J. Sims, S. E.  ^TOADES ANDLABORJJNIONS.  "MINERS' UNION, NO 9(C W. F. Of M.���  Meets in Miners' Union Hall, northwest  corner of Baker and Stanles' Streets, every  Saturday evening at 8 o'clock. Visiting  members welcome. J. R. McPherson, president; James Wilks, secretary. Union scale  of wages for Nelson district per shift: Machine men J3.50, hammersmen $3.26, muckers, carmen, shovelers, and other underground laborers ?3.  JOURNEYMEN BARBERS' INTERNA-  tional Union of America, Local No. 193,  Nelson, B. C. Meets every second and  fourth Monday in each month, at 8 o'clock  sharp. Visiting members invited. Eli Sutcliffe, president; E. DeMers, secretary.  LAUNDRY WORKERS' UNION ���  Meets at Miners' Union Hall on fourth  Monday Iu every month at 7:30 o'clock p.  in. B. Papo, president; A. W. McFee, secretary.  FURNITURE.         D. J. ROBERTSON ���fe'cO.,~iHjKNlTlJRE  dealers, undertakers, and embalmers. Day  'phone No. 292, night phone No. 207. Next  riew postoffice building, Vernon Street,  Nelson.  CARPENTERS' UNION MEETS WED-  nesday evening of each week at 7 o'clock,  in Miners' Union Mall. John Burns, sr.,  president, William Raynard, secretary.  PAINTERS* UNION MEETS THE 1<TRST  and third Fridays in each month at Miners'  Union Hall at. 7:30 sharp. Walter R. Kee,  president; Henry Bennett, secretary.  COOKS' AND WAITERS' UNION, NO.  Ml. W. L. II., meets at Miners' Union Hall  second and last Tuesdays In each month at  S:,'I0 p. m. sharp. Chris Lit ft, president;  C. F. Boil, secretary; H. M. Fortier lin-  anclal secretary.  PLASTERERS' UNION MEETS EVM;*"*  Monday evening ln the Elliot Block, at 8  o'clock. J. D. Moyer, president; William  Vice, secretary.   V. O. Box 161, !L<"iVMftr*yTtM.ft��.^  ��m**w����M.^^  Si  m& -M'Btiot atatiffei .wofciulf- MoiifiW) wiMMfif if, ii  BANK OF MONTREAL  CAPITAL. aU paid up $12,000,000.00  RBJST  UNDIVIDED PROFITS       876 531.61  Lord Strathcona and Mount Koyal ...President  Hon. George A. Drummond Vice-President  K. S. Cloi-aton General Manager  NKLSON BRANCH  Corner Baker and Kootenay Streets.  A. H. BUCHANAN, Manager,  Branohes In London (England) New York,  Chicago, and all tho principal olUea In Canada.  Buy and sell Sterling Exchange and Cable  Transfers.  Grant Commercial and Travelers' Credits,  available ln any part of the world.  Drafts Issued, Collections Made, Eta,  Savings Bank Branch  CURRENT RATE OF INTEREST PAID.  THE CANADIAN  BANK OF COMMERCE  WITH WHICH IS AMAIA3AMATKI)  THE  BANK  OF  BRITISH COLUMBIA.  HEAD OFFICE:  TORONTO.  Paid-up Capital,       -     ���     ���     88.000,000  Reserve Fund,       ....  $2,000,000  ACGRECATE RESOURCES OVER $65,000,000;  Hon. Geo. A. Cox,  President  B. E. Walker.  General Manager  London Offlce, GO Lombard Street. H. O.  New York  Ofiice, 10   Exchange   Place.  and Si Branched in Canada and the  United Statos.  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT:  Interest allowed  on  deposits.   Present rato  threo per cent.  GRANGE  V.  HOLT,  Manager Nelson Branch.  The CANADIAN BANK OF (MME  "With Which is Amalgamated the Bank of British Columbia  HEAD OFFICE, TORONTO, ONTARIO  CAPITAL, PAID UP      -      -      -      -      $8,000,000  REST       -      -     ���-      -      -      -      -       2,000,000  DIRECTORS  HON. GEO. A. COX, PRESIDENT  ROBERT KILGOUR, ESQ.      .      .    VICE-PRESIDENT  13.   E.   WALKER,   GENERAL,   MANAGER.  J. H. PLUMMER, ASS'T GENERAL MANAGER.  QENERAL STATEMENT  30th NOVEMBER, 1901.  LIABILITIES.  Notes of the Bank in circulation   ? 7,266,266 00  Deposits not hearing interest   $14,974,600 45  Deposits hearing interest, including interests accrued to date     36,704,765 50   $51,079,365 95  Balances clue to other Banks in Canada         240,567 54  Balances due to other Banks in foreign countries         166,770 63  Balances due to Agents in Great Britain         730.45S 34  Dividends  unpaid  1,906 87  Dividend No. 69, payable 2nd December         2SO,000 00  Capital paid-up $8,000,000 00  Rest    2,000,000 00  Balance of Profit and Loss Account carried forward.      251,047 84      10,251,047 84  $70,G1G,3S3 17  ASSETS.  Coin and Bullion $1,350,579 07  Dominion Notes    ... 1,649,395 50  Deposit with Dominion  Government for security of Note circula  tion   Notes of aud Cheques on other Banks   Balances due by other Banks in Canada   Balances due by agents of the Bank and other Banks in foreign  countries   Government Bonds, Municipal aud other securities   Call and Short Loans on Stocks and Bonds     $ 2,999,974 57  300,000 00  2,252,245 53  227,846 03  1,952,398 82  9,401,700 S5  S,091,429 93  $25,825,595 73  Other current Loans and Discounts  43,0S1,351 84  Overdue Debts (loss fully provided for)  269,843 24  Real Estate (other than Bank premises)  174,879 06  Mortgages    17S.032 64  Bank Premises    1,000,000 00  Other Assets   86,677 66  $70,61(i,3S3 17  , B.  E.  WALKER,  '-   ��� General Manager.  PROFIT AND LOSS ACCOUNT  The Directors beg to present to the Shareholders the thirty-fifth Annual  Tjepw-Tlo^erTnlnE^  the usual statement of Assets and 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         477,590 32  $595/171 35  Which has been appropriated as follows: ���  Dividend No. 69 at Seven per cent, per annum    Transferred to Pension Fund   Expenditure  on   Bank   Premises    charged   to   Profit  Account   Balance carried forward   and   Loss  2S0.000 00  7,500 00  56,923 51  251,047 S4  $595,471 35  JAPAN HAS GOOD BACKING  Britain and America Behind Her  LONDON, February IC���With the conservative but energetic support of the  United States and Groat Britain, Japan is  now forcefully opposing in Pekin and  St. Petersburg the arrangements as to  Manchuria, into which Russia is trying to  dragoon China. The Manchurian problem is  very harrassing to the Japanese government and people. Their ideas regarding  far eastern politics have crystalized perceptibly during the last twelve months.  The present program of count Lamsdorf is  unendurable to the mikado and his advisers.  When Germany seized Kalo Chao and  Russia took Port Arthur, the Immediate  storm and stress of those events obscured  some of their ultimate bearings. Finally  Japan began to see if a Japanese foothold  on continental Asia constituted an intolerable menace to Chinese integrity���;,.* was  the creed of Russia and Germany���then the  establishment of these powers on the same  continent a few years later must constitute an equal menace, according to Japan's creed.  This conviction Is brought home with renewed improssivoness now that the permanent absorption ol* Manchuria into tho  Russian empire seems imminent. Russia's  persistence about a convention with China  is regarded by Ihe .lupaneso as evident that  she is seeking some advice to elude the engagements by which she has found herself  in  the eyes of the world.  They think Nicholas wns quite sincere  when he promised tn evacuate Manchuria  .���is soon as peace and good order was restored. Cut they believe that the business  pf Russian statesmen now is to interpose  something plausible between the czar and  the fulfillment ot that, promise. Upon this  basis do the Japanese account for the present tactics of Paul I.essar, the Russian  minister at Pekin.  In London foreign office circles much the  same view is taken. Russia, it is pointed  out, has no practical need of any convention with the Chinese government as to  the Manchurian provinces. She is in possession and whatever modus Vivendi she  chooses to elaborate, there, is no one to  challenge it. No doubt her shrewdest  course would be to act on the points of the  law were it not for the promises she has  made.  As things stand she must find some way  of nullifying her assurances to tlie world  that she would evacuate Manchuria���assurances practicaily given to the United  States. Apparently the best means, as St.  Petersburg sees the situation, would be a  RusKo-Chinese convention removing tho  whole subject into a different sphere.  it is unsupportablo to Japan that she  should have been forced out of Manchuria  hy Russia, Germany and France merely to  make room for Russian aggression there.  The spectacle has raised her Indignation to  a dangerous point, and n display of her  real sentiments may be looked for a.s soon  as circumstances favor it.  Mr. Lessar's assertion that there is no  connection between tlio Manchuria, agreement and the Russio-Chinesc bank agreement is received here with a smile of incredulity. The disclaimer is pure Muscovite. London papers point out that when an  attempt was made some months ago tn establish a branch of the bank in Berlin, .the  Russian and German press referred to the  Institutions as practically a department of  the Russian government.*  Under tlie terms of the bank agreement  China is to build all the mil ways and develop all the mini's in Manchuria.: but. if  lummy runs short, she must apply to tin-  bank. Did Russian chicanery ever go  deeper In the east that this?  According    to    Router's    Pekin    advices,  OIF    <D*&JST-&JD-^.  Capital (paid up)  Rest  HEAD  OFFICK, TORONTO, ONTARIO.  Branches in Northwest. Territories, Provinces of  British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.  H. S. IIOWliAND President.  D. IX. WILKIE Genoral Manapcer.  K. HAY Inspector.  NELSON   BRANCH,  BURNS BLOCK.  A general banking business transacted.  Savings Department,���Deposits rocoived and  interest allowed.  Drafts told, availablo in all part of Canada,  United States and liurope. ���  Special attention given to coll        ns.  J. M. LAY, Manager.  Germany remains a disinterested spectator  in the affair. Indifference is tantamount to  encouragement for Russia. But tlie London -and Washington governments long ago  had indubitable proof that Germany would  under no circumstances antagonize Russia's scheme in the fur east. Germany could  not oppose Russia seriously in Asia without imperilling her own interests in Eu-  r'Jiic.  l'*or the United Slates and Great Britain  to rely on German support in controversies  with Russia is w build on sand.-Fortunately they are under no compulsion to seek  that support. Their interests In the far  east are largely identical with those of  Japan, and their natural combination is  with her at all stages, as it is today in  Pekin.  BRIGGS THE CRiCKET KING  Dies in Oheadle Asylum  John Briggs, the famous Lancashire professional, one of the most popular cricketers that ever lived, died at Cheadle asylum  two weeks ago, at the early age of 39,  from the effects of paralysis which lirst  seized him during' the progress of a test  match between England and Australia at  Leed;-s in 1S31).  Born at Sutton, in Ashfield, in Notts, the  nursery of so many famous cricketers,  Briggs was only 10 when he first appeared  for Lancashire, a county of which he was  one of the mainstays for nearly twenty  years. As a slow bowler on a sticky wicket,' he was at his best unequalled, in addition to which he was a fine, free batsman,  and one of the best cover points that ever  stepped in the held of play, indeed, with  the exception perhaps o�� Lohmann and  Peel, Briggs may be said to be the linest  all round cricketer of the present generation.  Briggs' finest batting performance was  scored in 1&S5 when he scored 1SU runs  against Surrey at Liverpool, and with the  assistance of Pilling established a record,  which stood for some years, by putting 173  runs for the last wicket.  Several members of the Australian team  which visited Great Britain in 1SSU, said  of Briggs that he was the most difficult  bowler in England to play on a bad wicket,  and this opinion was fully borne out iii  the test.match at Lord's, when in a, great  measure, owing to his efforts, England won  a single-innings. He made six visits to Australia, where he was uniformly successful  and played in more test matches than any  other cricketer.  John Briggs was as good a bowler as he  was a. batsman, and as smart in tho Held  as in either of the other departments.  Withal he was very- zealous, lie scored a  century for Lancashire on his wedding day.  Attached to that event there is a little romance.  Mr. Briggs was engaged to be married  and the day was approaching when he was  invited to form one ol: the team which that  year (ISS-1) was going to Australia. Briggs  was then only XI, and its was a great opportunity. He hesitated about accepting  the offer until he had consulted tlie lady  who was to be his wife. She advised him  to go. He did, and proved himself a veritable Trojan. On New Year's Day, against  the whole Australian team he ran up a  score of 121, the lirst time he had ever  reached three figures in a first class match,  in recognition of the feat the organizers of  the tour presented the young player with  ten guineas, which he forthwith spent in  purchasing a ring for'his fiancee.  Brfggs was one of the very few first class  cricketers who performed the "double hat"  trick (taking six wickets with six balls).  It was at Parklield. With five balls of the  last over before luncheon interval he clean  bowled five wickets. After lunch he took  his place to bowl the last ball of the over,  and with it sent the bails spinning.  Mann's_ Railway Program  : Donald D. Mann, of the firm of Mackenzie & Mann, has arrived from the east. Ho  is in 'British Columbia for the purpose of  discussing railway matters with the government at Victoria.  "I. have come directly through from Winnipeg," said Mr. Mann, "you may say 1 am  here lor the purpose of talking over railway questions with the members of the  government at Victoria, and considering  matters In connection with proposals in  which we arc Interested, i expect to be in  Victoria for a few weeks and then return  lo  the  east."  Mr. Mann went on to say, in reply lo  further questions, that he was not In a position to stale tlie nature of the negotiations, or what lie expected would be done  until the questions had been talked over  al  Victoria.  "In .Manitoba everything is looking particularly prosperous," he said. "Our line  is doing a splendid business. General trade  ihere aud in the east could not be belter.*'  Mr. Mann was asked regarding plans for  the Canada Northern's proposed extension  Into Uritish Columbia, and lo the Pacific  terminus at Kitiniat.  "We.feel that the busiiiess and territory  south'of the Canadian Pacific and along  the boundary will be looked after very well  by the Canadian Pacific and Great Northern. The natural competition of business  between the two companies will cause one  or Ihe other t-o build lines to all districts  needing railways, and the development of  those sections can bo safely left to them.  .The northern railway is what we want  now, Of course we have the charier for the  Coast-Kootenay line, and we are now  building twenty-eight miles of that as a  connection, and naturally intend to go on  with construction.  Railroad Accidents  In Russia during tho year 1899 there  were 750 railway collisions and 135  canes ot* derailment, and yet in all these  accidents only forty persons were killed  outright. Altogsther, there were 1226  persons killed by railways in Russia  during that yeai, most or them being  struck by trains or being employees who  lost their lives in their way of duty. In  the United States during 1900 eight passengers and 197 employes were killed.  In Canada seven passengers and 137  employes were killed in 1900. Wc do  not make as good a showing as that of  the United States, considering the  amount of railroading done in tiic two  countries. In Canada the number o!  Passengers killed per million curried has  stoadily dodinRl from 2.11 in 1X75 to  0.:':*���; in I Dm), but the ���-.���mmtag': in Ununited States is yet lower than ours,  being   0.20.      The    various    causes    of  ^******************************************************************iu  ft 1890-ESTABLISHBD IN NHL80N-1902  ft  ft  I Jacob Dover   The Jeweler   Nelson, B. C.  ft  J* Now that I am through stock-taking I intend to reduce my stock by giving  ft the public a rednction of 15 per cent off on the dollar.   I invite you all and I  $ guarantee all goods sold  ft        We have so many different lines that it is impossible to mention them all  ft  but here are a few of them.  $ Diamond   and   Pearl  Jewelry, Watches, Clocks,  Silverware, Karn   Pianos  ft and Sewing Machines  ft  ft  ft  ^************************.**********^  ���      * ,-,,-ft}.    7      ,  Jacob Dover,   "The Jeweler."  *  Hi  Hi  Hi  *  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  is  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  ���ili  ���St":-"*:  9\  to  9\  to  to  to  to  to  to  $&����.. 00'00 '0V0.fi0.00.00.00.fi0.00.  ' * Or* J**8" ���J-*2'*'" -*** &>* ?!*"���' SB**" ����*���' $&* SP-*-  to  m  &' '<2L--?  :*vvs  deaths in connection with the Canadian  railways in 1900 are given as follows:  Falling off trains     35  Jumping off  trains     20  At work on track ".     11  Head out of window..."       1  Coupling cars     16  Collisions    .     18  Walking on track  121  Striking on  bridges   4  Other causes     44  Total    325  It is worth mentioning that only seven  of those killed were passengers, and  that three of these met their deaths by  falling off cars and three by jumping off.  This would seem to show that passenger  travel is remarkably safe if one does  not get on or off moving trains.  (LIMITED)  Rough and  ngies  ouldings  A-1 White Pins Lumbar Always in  Stoo.K.  We carry a complete Btock of  Ocast Flooring, Ceiling, Inside Finish, Turned Work, Sash and Doors.  Special order work will receive  prompt attention.  Porto Rioo Lymber COaLtd.  CORNER OF  HTtlNDRYX AWI> VWRNON STRBWTS  TAX NOTIOE.  Notice   Is   hereby given,   in   accordance  with the statutes, that provincial revenue  tax,   and  all  assessed  taxes   and  Income  tax, assessed and levied under the Assessment Act and amendments,  are now due  and payable  for  the year 1902.  All  taxes  due and collectable for the Nelson. Assessment District are now due and payable at  my office, situate at the court house, Ward  street,   Nelson.    This notice,   ln   terms  of  law. Is' equivalent to a personal demand by  me upon all persons liable for taxes.  HARRY WRIGHT,  Assessor and Collector,  Nelson Postoffice.  Dated at Nelson, 13th January, 1902.  Separate sealed tenders, addressed to tho  undersigned will be received at this office  until Tuesday, February 25th, inclusively,  for the construction ot* tho armories at the  following places:  1st. Revelstoke, B. C.  2nd. Kamloops, Ii. C.  ili-d. Kaslo, li. C.  4th. Nelson, 11. .C.  Plans and spt-eilicatlons can be seen and  forms of tenders obtained for Revelstoko  and Kaslo on application to tho postmasters at thoso places; at Nelson at the olllco  ol: Mr. J. A. Macdonald, architect, Nelson;  for Kamloops at tho oflice of Mr. A.  Thompson, clerk of works, Kamloops; and  for all the works at the department of  public works, Ottawa.  Envelopes containing tenders must be endorsed "Tender for armory, Rovelstoke;"  "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 tho party decline to enter into a contract when called  upon to do so, or if he fall to complete the  work contracted for. IC the tender be not  accepted the check will bo returned.  The department does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender. By order,  FRED GELINAS, Secretary.  Department of Public Works,  Ottawa, January 25th, 1902.  Newspapers inserting this advertisement  without authority from the department will  not be paid for it.  NOTIOE.      '  Notice Is horeby given that I Intend to  apply at tho next sitting of the board of  license commissioners for the City of Nelson, to bo held after tho expiration of  thirty dayst from tho date hereof, for a  transfer of the retail liquor license now  held by me for tho "Grand Hotel." situato  on Vernon street in tho City of Nelson, on  the east half of lot I, block 2, sub-division  of lot 95, group 1, West Kootenay district,  to  John Biomberg  of  the  City of Nelson.  GUS   NELSON.  Witness: A. BRNSON.  Dated this second day of January, 1902.  ST, LEON  HOT SPRIRG-S  GRAND   Ol'KNiNG   CMLKBl*ATION*.  1  h:ivf>.,iiiucii pleasure in extending an invitation  in all  In iill'-nd  tlie celebration of  the  opening of my  new   hotel,  at  St.   Leon  Hot Springs, on Tuesday, l-Vbrunrv ISth.  M.   GRADV.  CLASSIFIED ADS.  ARTICLES FOR SALE.  SEWING MACHINES OF ALL, KINDS  for sale or rent at the Old Curiosity Shop.  TO MiT.- I'VU'i" ROOM COTTAGE ON  Park street, opposite hospital. Rent, including water, $12 per month. Apply E. Kllby,  next door to Rossland Hotel, Vernon street.   LODGERS.   FOR KOu^i AND TABLE BOARD. AP-  ply third house west of Ward on Victoria  street.  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 GIRLTO  help with housework and baby. Good  wages. Apply to John Hutcheson, Cranbrook, B. C.  HENRY G. JOLY DE LQTBINXERE.  CANADA-  PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.  Edward VII., by the grace of God, of the  United Kingdom of Great Britain and  Ireland  and  of  the British  Dominions  beyond the seas, King, defender of the  faith, etc., etc., etc.  To  Our  Faithful  the Members elected  to  serve in the Legislative Assemly of our  Province  of British  Columbia,  at Our  City of Victoria,��� Greeting.  A PROCLAMATION.  D. M. Eberts, Attorney General.  Whereas wo are desirous and resolved as  soon as may be, to meet Our people of Our  Province of British Columbia, and to have  their advice in Our Legislature:  Now, Know Ya, that for divers causes  and considerations, and taking into consideration the ease and convenience of our  loving subjects, We have thought fit, by  and with the 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 conclude  -upon^tho.se^things^which^in^Our^Leglsla^.  turo of the Province of British Columbia,  by the. Common Council of Our said Province may, by tho favor of God, be ordained.  In testimony whereof, we have caused  these Our Letters to bo made Patent and  the Great Seal of Our said' Province to be  hereunto affixed:  Witness, the Honourable Sir Henri Gustavo Joly da Lotbiniere, K.C.M.G., Lieutenant Governor of Our said Provinco of  British Columbia, at Our Government  House, in Our City of Victoria, in Our  said Province, this 9th day of January, In  the year of Our Lord one thousand nine  hundred and two, and In tho first year of  Our Reign.  By Command.  J. D. PRENTICE,  Acting Provincial Secretary.  PROVINCIAL    SECRETARY'S    OFFICE.  His Honour tho Lieutenant-governor ln  Council has been pleased to mako the following appointments:  8th January, 1902.  William Edwin Newcombo, of Trout  Lake, Esquire, M.D., CM., to bo resident  physician at the said place.  John M.  Holland,  of tlie City of Grand  Forks,   Esquire,  to be a  notary public in  and for the province of British Columbia.  9th January, 1902.  Frederick Fraser, of the City of Revelstoke, Esquire, to be���  Stipendiary magistrate,  Government Agent,  Assistant Commissioner of Landts and  Works,  Collector of Revenue Tax,  District Registrar of Births, Deaths and  Marriages, and Registrar under the "Marriage Act," for the Revelstoko Division of  West Kootenay,  Gold Commissioner for the Revelstoke,  Illecillowaet, Lardeau and Trout Lako  Mining Divisions,  Clerk of the Peace for the County of  Kootenay,  District Registrar or the Rovelstoke registry of the Supremo Court, and  Collector of Votes for the Rovelstoke riding of the West Kootenay District, vice  Mr. W. J. Goepel.  HAVE YOU TRIED  PROVINCIAL    SECRETARY'S    OFFICE.  Ills honor the lieutenant governor In  council has been pleased to mako the fol-  ing appointments:  27th January, 1902.  Christopher Morrison, alderman, and  .Frederick Starkey, of the city of Nelson,  esquires, to be members of the board of  licensing commissioners" for the said city.  John A. Irving, alderman, and Alfred J.  Marks, of the city of Nelson, esquires, to  be members of the board of commissioners  of police for tho said city.  A PURE DELICIOUS  STRONG AND FLAVORY  TEA  IN GENERAL USE  THROUGHOUT CANADA  P. Burns & Co.  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers in Meats  Hbad Offioh at  NELSON, B. 0.  Markets at  Nelson,   Rossland,   Trail,  Kaslo, Ymlr,  Sandon,  Silverton, Nei��  Denver, Revelstoke, Ferguson Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade City, Mid  way, and Vancouver. _  West Kootenay Butcher Co.  ALL KINDS OF  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  K. W. 0 BLOCK  WARD STREET  E. C. TRAVES, Manager  TREMONT HOUSE  1321 TO 831IBAKER STRXODT, NELSON  AMEtyCAJI AND EUROPEAN  PLANS  MEALS 25 CENTS  Rooms Lighted by Electricity and Heated oy Steam 26 Cents to SI  IMPERIAL BBEWIM COMPANY  "EMERSON & REISTERER.  BREWERS OF THE BEST  LAGER BEER  STEAM BEER  AND PORTER  When you want the Best, ask for  IMPERIAL BEER.  SLOGAN JUNCTION HOTEL  9. n. M0JCANU8, lUaagwr.  Bar Btocked with best brand* of wlnea,  llquora, -uict dears. Bear on draufht. bars*  oomfortabla r*oata First elaaa tabla hoar-L  CHEAP FUEL.  Reduction In price of coke: Per Ton.  Coko at gas works   $6.30  Coko delivered    7.50  Cash must accompany all orders, or $1  extra will be charged.  NELSON COKE & GAS COMPANY, Ltd.  DBUG STORE EABLY CLOSING  Off AND APTEK JAffUAEY 1st.  The public Is notified that on and after  January 1st our places of business will  closo at 9 o'clock every night oxcept Saturday and the day preceding a public holiday. ���!!     i1!1H��f��J1  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.,  W. F. TEETZEL & CO.,  J. H. VANSTONE.  *  *  ill  Hi  Hi  Hi  OV    COURSE    YOU    WANT    THE     BEST"  THKN   OO  TO  ARTHUR    GEE  In Tremont; Block.   Ho will 8urr you.  Lnrgc stock of Imported Reason's goodx.  %  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  '***********  QUEEN'S HOTEL   BAJOBR   taTRHJT.   "NMBBON.   Lighted by Electricity and Heated with Hot Air.  Imrg. oomfortabla ba-trooma aad flrat--  olasa dining room. Bampl* rooma for oom-  marolal mas*  RATES S2 PER DAY  tyrs. E. G. Clarke, Prop.  ��bata of tha Royal Hotal, Calgary  Njadden House  Baker and Ward  Streets, Nelaan.  Tbe only hotel In Nelson that haa remained under one management since 18*9.  Tbe bed-rooms are well furnished and  lighted by electrtetty.  Tbe bar is always stocaea by tbe best  domestic and Imported llquora aad algara.  THOMAS MADDBN, Proprietor.  HOTEL   ROSSLAND.  Third door from Grand Central Hotel  on Vernon street Best dollar a day  house ln town. House and furniture new  and first class in every respect Lighted  by gas. Room and board ?5 to ?�� pet  week. No Chinese employed here.  J. V. 0'LAUaHL.IN. Proprietor.  Bartlett    House  Formerly Clarko Hotel.  The Beet $1 per Day House ln Nelson.  Nono but white help employed.  Tho. bar the  best,   ' 7 \'  G. W. BARTLETT, Proprietor  R. REISTERER & CO.  EBBWSB8 AMD BOTTLSE* OS  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  Prompt and regular delivery to tbe trade*  BBKWXRT  AT  NXBBON THE NELSON TRIBUNE,  MONDAY  MORNING   FEBRUARY  17, 1902  m  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Mf  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  tis  ft  ft  ft  w  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  m-i  Hi  Hi  H,  Hi  Hi  i  Hi  Hi  H>  -**. ************  THERE ARE A FEW LINES SUITABLE FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS WHICH  WE AfE OFFERING AT VERY LOW PRICES.  English, French and  American  Perfumes.  Hand Mirrors  Ladies' Traveling Oases  Ladies' Dressing Cases  Gents' Traveling Oases  Ladies' Purses and Card  Oases.  Gents' Purses and Wallets  Chatelaine Bags  Perfume Atomizers  Hair Brushes of all kinds  W. F. TEETZEL & CO.  % *** ���**���* ���*** ************ ���*** ***************************  *  Lawrence Hardware Go.  IMPORTEBS AND DEALERS Iff  Shelf -and Heavy Hardware  AGENTS TOE���Orescent,  Canton, and  Jessop's Steel, Bennett's Gutta Percha  Puse, Jenckes' Ore Oars  Hamilton Powder Company's Blasting Powder       __   _ __    ���  and Dynamite,        _ NeiSOIl,    B. C.  Bailroad, Mill, Mining and Builders' Supplies  TELEPHONE 39.  P. O. BOX 527  Nelson Saw & Planing Mills  J^IMITB-D.'**  CHARLEJS HILLYER, President. HARRY HOUSTON, Secretary.  Have just lecelved 3,000,0 feet of logg from Idaho, and we are prepared to out the largest bill  of timber of any dimensions or lengths. Estimates given at any time. The largest stock of sash  doors, and mouldings In Kootenay.  COAST LUMBER OF ALL KINDS ON HAND  OFFICTC AND2YARn8i   CORNER HAM, AND FROPJT 8TRRKT8.:, 7  Furniture, Carpets, Linoleums, Fine Pictures, Blankets, Etc.  In addition to our already high-grade and low-marked goods,  we will offer for ��0 days only 10 per cent off for cash. Our  terms are on the installment plan, one-third cash, balance in  three payments. Our customers are warned to take advantage of this great reduction sale-' ������Gome"-any������time; of "the  day.    Can always duplicate any article.  DMcArthur * Co.  FURNITURE DEALERS  -AND-  UNDERTAKING  Strictly up to date in quantity quality and price  You can buy on any kind of terms  ^^-^^^^=So4ong as-security-is-good������ -���  J. D. ROBERTSON & GO.  VERNON STEEET, NEXT DOOE NEW POSTOFFICE  CITY AND DISTRICT.  There will be ;i met.1 ting of the AV. C. '!'.  U. in the parlors oC the Presbyterian  church this afternoon commencing at 3  o'clock.  The boat club nre calling for tenders for  tlie erection of a Moating bout house, Plans  and specifications can be Seen at the office of G.  D.  Curtis, architect.  A number of miners returned to the city  on Saturday last from the Juno property,  work on which has been closed down indefinitely.  Mrs. E. T. H. Simpklns, accompanied by  her mother of Victoria, and Mrs. J. A^  Campbell of this city, left on the Coast  train last night on a two months' visit.  Saturday evening's train did not arrive in  the city until Sunday morning', having been  detained for nine hours at the Seven Devils, ten miles below Northport, owing to a  landslide.  A. R. Dockstcader of Sandon has been  promoted to the general agency of the Sun  Life Insurance Company for the Kootenay  district, and will in future make his headquarters in Nelson.  The meeting of the creditors of the Chap-  leau Mining Company, which was announced to be held in this city on Friday  last, will be held today after the arrival of  (he Slocan train. One of the objects of tho  meeting is said to be to take action regarding the government grant of $1)000  made to the Chapleau wagon road, and  which has not yet been paid over.  not be carried out by the people it was  obviously impossible for their more radical  platforms to secure favor. James Wilks  was one of the chief speakers, lie expressed himself as unquestionably a supporter of the Martin platform, and paid a  llatterlng tribute lo the sagacity of the  newly appointed leader. Other speakers followed in a similar strain and judging by  the trend of the discussion the quasi-Socialist platform drafted by the Liberal convention will receive the bulk of the Socialist nnd labor vote.  What promises Lo be a very Important  adjunct to the meeting of the grand  Orange lodge of British Columbia, which  takes place in Fraternity hall on Wednesday evening, is the dinner to be tendered  to the visiting delegates and their lady  friends by the members of Nelson lodge,  No. 1C32, on Wednesday evening, which all  members of the order are invited to attend.  A lively meeting of the Socialist League  was held yesterday afternoon at the Miners' Union hall, when the Martin program  came up for discussion. There was some  difference of opinion especially amongst  the more ardent of the Socialists, but the  concensus of opinion appeared to be that  the Martin platform wns the best which  had been put forth by the political parties  ot the day, and that If the program could  The Sandon papers have some hard  things to say about the .Nelson hockey  boys in cancelling their engagement to.  play al Sandon last week. The Paystreak  says: "it was certainly disappointing. The  boys were all out the trouble and advertising, and the rink company lost what would  have been the best gale of the season,  while the betting "element, who had their  money all done up in nice packages with  an elastic band around it, failed to get into  action."  H. 13. Gilmour, M. I', for Vancouver, who  arrived in the city on Friday evening's  train, was In the city only for a few hours  and returned to the Coast on Saturday  evening. The object of his visit was to confer with a couple of mill men from Fernie,  in regard to the sale of some machinery  from the Waterous Company, of whicli he  Is the agent. Mr. Kanonac, the Fernie man  referred to, is the owner ol" a sawmill in  the Fernie district and was accompanied  by his manager, Samuel Thorpe, _both  gentlemen returning to the Crow's "Nest  on the Saturday morning boat. Mr. Gilmour was reticnt on matters political, but  claimed that, one of the first acts of the  legislature would be to pass a redistribution bill, and as the new I.ib-jral leader  had pledged himself to support such a  measure in the early part of (he session  and as there was a unanimous desire for  such a measure being passed before any  appeal to the country wa.s made, it was  more than likely that a reasonable redistribution bill would receive practically no  opposition from any part of tho house.  Tbe St. Eugene May Resume  J. T. Smyth, of the Moyie Leader, arrived  in the city last evening from the Crow's  Nest district. In a talk with a Tribune reporter he remarked that the mining outlook in the Moyie district was brightening  every day. Although there were now only  sixteen men employed on the St. Eugene  he was assured by Mr. Cronin. the man- i  ager ot the property, that if the price ot I  EAILWAY TIME TABLE  CANADIAN PACIFIC SYSTEM  LEAVE  7:15 a. 111.  Daily.  CHOW'S NEST RAILWAY  Kuskonook, Creston, Moj-ic,  Cranbrook, Marysville, l<ort  Steele, Klko. Kcrnie. Michel,  Blairmore, Frank, Mueleod,  Lethbridgc, Winnipeg, and   all Eastern points.       ABIUVK  (i:15 p. m.  Daily.  LEAVE  6:40 p. m  Daily  6:10 p. in,  Daily  8 a. m.  8 a. m.  COLUMBIA & KOOTENAY  lt AIL WAY  Hobson, Nnkusp, Arrowhead,  Kovolstoke, and all points eastj  land Weston C.P.It. main line.  Itobson, Trail and Rossland.  Itobson, Cascade Grand  Forks, 1-hosnix, Greenwood  and Midway.  (Daily oxcept Sunday)  Itobson, Trail and Rossland.  (Daily excopt Sunday)   ARItlVE  10:10 p.m.  Daily  10:10 p.m.  Daily  10:10 p.m.  11:35 a.m.  leave    SLOCAN RIVER RAILW'Y  10 a. m.   Slocan City, Silverton, New  Denver. Three Forks, Sandon   (Daily except Sunday)      |  ARRIVE  3:10 p.m.  The Leaders Drop Out  NEW YORK, February 15.���The score of  the leaders in the six days' walking match  at S a. m. was as follows: Hegolman and  Cavanaugh 718.1, Shelton and Guerrero 691.9,  Fahey and Mullens liS7.2, Golden and Tracey  CU7.S, Gllck and liowartli 01!'. 1, Noremac and  Cartright U21.M, Feeney and Feeney 013.5,  Frazor and Sullivan !'07.'J, Davis and Carroll 595.1, Dean and Campbell 5SU.5.  At 9:10 o'clock today llegolrnan and Cavanaugh, the leaders in the race, quit. Three  men went to tlie dressing room and said  that they would leave the garden at once.  Hegelman was almost delirious with pain,  caused by his feet swelling, and Cavanaugh  after being on the oval for three hours,  said he would let the race go if His partner did not come on. This the latter said  he could not do.  At 11M0 a. m. Cavanaugh returned to tho  track and said lie would continue to the  linlsh alone if he could. The team lost  eight miles in the two hours.  LEAVE  i p. m.  1 p. m.  KOOTENAY   LAKE  STEAMBOATS  Balf our.Pilot Bay, Ainsworth  Kaslo and all Way Landings.  (Daily except bunday)  Lardo and all points on the  Lardo & Trout Lako Branch,  (Tuesdays, Thursdays and   Saturdays.)   10:10  a.m.  11 a.m  GREAT NORTHERN SYSTEM.  LEAVE  Depot  9:40 a.m  'Mount'in  10:30 a.m.  DaUy.  LEAVE  Kaslo  7 a.m.  Nelson  6:00 p. ni.  Daily  NELSON &  FORT   SHEP-  PARD RAILWAY  Ymir, Salrno, Erie, Waneta, Depot.  Northport, Rossland, Colvillo .0:45 p.m.  ��� " and Spokane. jyiount'in  piaking through connections o:<59 p. in.  at Spokane to the south,,        Daily  east and west.  KOOTENAY LAKE  STEAMBOATS  Balfour, PilotBay, Ainsworth  Kaalo aud all Way Landings.  Regan Held fur Murder  NEW HAVEN, Connecticut, February  16.���Michael Regan, aged 33, is held at  the police headquarters while the coroner's investigating the circumstances  of the death of his wife. Mrs. Regan  died from the effects of a kick, which  Regan gave her during a quarrel.  Thousands Reported Killed  BERLIN, February 1G.���It is reported  her from Baku, Russian trans-Cacusia,  that thousands of persons were killed  by the recent earthquake. Towns and  villages, for 20 versts around Shamaka,  suffered severely.  ARRIVE  Kaslo  9:?0 p. in.  Nelson  10:30 a.m.  Daily  lead continues to rise as it has of late, the  company will bo resuming operations by  the 1st of May, and at any rate immediately the London prices reaches a point  between ��12 and ��1'J.  Mr. Smyth is a strong advocate of protection for the lead manufacturing' industries of Canada. As he pointed out, at the  present time "pig lead is shipped aU the  way to Germany to be manufactured into  white lead, lead pipe, etc., and then shipped to Canada to be sold as a manufactured product." These shipments aggregate  about 13,000 tons per year, the system consequently adding materially to the cost  of the manufactured article, besides depleting trade.  At the St. Eugene the plant is kept in  thorough repair, ready to start up at a  minute's notice. The drift from the 100 foot  level at the Lake Shore property is now in  about 300 feet, which below the level of the  lake, is easily handled. Recently they have  also struck a nice chute of ore, containing  four feet of solid galena in the No. 1 tunnel on the St. Eugene group.  MAYOR BRADSHAW TALKS  His Enemies are Active  Mayor Bradshaw of Slocan arrived in the  city on Saturday, in connection with the  proceedings which are being taken to unseat him. Since assuming that position  complications have arisen which would  have practically compelled him to resign,  had the proceedings against him not been  commenced. It appears that for the first  time in five years complaints of a frequent  and irritating character have been made  against him in his capacity as postmaster,  which compelled the department to suggest his retirement from the position of  mayor of the city. He says it is well known  that those who are using their influence  to unseat him are the same as those who  are lodging the complaints with the postal  authorities. The cause of the trouble appears to have arisen from the fact that  the present occupant of the mayor's chair  has been as good as his pledges, which he  has endeavored to put into operation. The  election, he says, was on a straight and  clear issue, without any solicitation of  votes on the part of the mayor or any undue influence of any kind, ln addition to  this he declared from the platform, during  the heat of the campaign that It was his  intention to enforce the law. The issue of  :the=olecstlon---was^that=if-heiwere=electedil*.ei  should not lend his support to "a wide open  town." On the strength of that pledge lie  was elected, but immediately he attempted  to put the law into operation the trouble  bejran.  At the last meeting of the council he  notified the aldermen that he contemplated  the step already alluded to, at the express  wish of the postal authorities. Whether  tills action on his part will stay proceedings he is not able to state, but in the  event of the seat being declared vacant,  either by his resigning or by being unseated, the "wide open town" element will  not be permitted a walk over, as it Is the  intention of the .supporters of the present  incumbent to put up 11 light. The peculiar  feature of tlie .situation at the present time  Is that owing to the Incomplete voters' list  there are only a few of the citizens who  can qualify. Those whose names are mentioned as probable candidates are II. C.  Smltheringale of the Slocan Drill, nnd D.  D.   Robertson,   furniture dealer.  The object of mayor Hradshnw"s visit to  this city Is 10 appear before the court for  the settlement of a time for the hearing  of the petition, and the settling of the costs  of the petitioner.  The Coming Regatta  II. "VV. Kent of Victoria, general superintendent of the telephone company, arrived in the city yesterday on a tour of inspection of the company's business. Referring to the changes contemplated in the  management of the business of the Kootenays, the only one at present will be the  carrying out of a plan of converting all  systems into metallic circuits.  Air. Kent is also secretary-treasurer of  the North Pacific Association of Amateur  Oarsmen, and i.s especially interested in the  preparations whicli is being made for the  annual regatta to be held in this city on  July 25th and L'l'th. While in the city he will  confer with the committee of the local  boat club. lie appreciated the suggestion  which had been made in regard to the post-  ponment of the Dominion Day celebration,  a.s the regatta was an event whicli Nelson could only hope to secure once every  live years.  Referring to Ihe clubs whicli will be represented at the regatta he stated that Vancouver expected to have four four-oared  crews, two double sculls and the same  number of single. Portland would be represented by two or three four-oared crews,  two doubles, senior and junior, and the  Victorians iu about the same number.';. An  effort is also being made lo induce the Seattle clubs to attend, who were previously  identified with the North Pacific Association, but who during the last year had  dropped out. In addition negotiations are  now in progress to secure the attendance  of the Winnipeg rowing crews, who would  have been represented at the last regatta  but for the fact that they had no crews  available al the time the regatta was held.  Arrangements are being made to secure  cheap rates from the coast and it is.predicted that a large number of members and  friends of Ihe rowing clubs will avail themselves nf the opportunity of visiting tlio  metropolis of ihe Kootenays.  Helene Survivors Landed  GALVESTON, February 16. ��� The  Head line steamer Torreador arrived in  port today with a shipwrecked crew of  18 men, of the ship Helene, which went  to pieces in a gale on February 3rd.  A Head-on Collision  MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa, February 15.���  Four lives were lost in a head-on collision  on the Iowa Central railway one mile  north of Gifford this morning. A light engine ran into a passenger train. The killed  were two engineers and two firemen. Tlie  wreck was caused by the enginer of the  light engine being mistaken as to time, or  failing to remember the existence of the  passenger train;  Cable Rates to India  NEW YORK, February 15.���The Commercial Cable Company today makes the announcement that commencing March 1st  the rate to India will be SO cents per word.  eetioiial Book Cases  Made of quartered oak, in three sizes,  for all sizes of Books. Made in Canada,  by Canadians, and sold in Nelson by the  Canada Drug & Book Company, Limited,  at the following prices:  Cornice, each   $2.50  Base, each     2.25  9 1-4 inch section, each     3.G5  11 1-4 inch section, each     3.95  13 1-4 inch section, each     4.50  All sections are 34 inches wide by 12  inches deep.  Canada Drag & Book Co.  3000  ri*rpRizES~  FIFTH ANNUAL  ROSSLAND  WINTER  CARNIVAL  THURSDAY,  FRIDAY,  AND SATURDAY  February 20 to 11  1902  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.  NEWLING- & CO.  AUOTIQNEEJ-jS, VALUERS, ETC.  Koitenny Street, next door to Oddfellows' Hall  P. O. Ito* KB NKLSON. H.C.  NO-TICK  Sealed tenders for tlie erection of a floating boat house for the Nelson Boat Club  will be received by the undersigned up to  Saturday Ihe li-iid day of February, 1!)()2,  at 12 o'clock noon. Plans and specifications  can be seen at the ofiice of tho architect,  George I J. Curtis. Tho lowest or any tenr  der not necessarily accepted.  W. A. FRASF.R,  Secretary the Nelson l>oat Club.  Nelson, V. C, February 13th, I!)02.  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  ^���*33��33&*9-*-*393d��&*&��^  H. BYERS & CO.  ESTABLISHED 1892  &  .&  4  Portland Cement  Fire Brick  Fire Clay  Sheet Iron  T Rails  Ore Cars  Blowers  Exhausters  Pumps  Graniteware  Tinware  HARDWARE AND IRON MERCHANTS  HEATING STOVES  COOKING STOVES  AND  RANGES  STORES AT  "��� NELSON, B. C. KASLO, B. C. SANDON, B. C.  5*  \\t  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  iijf  *& <&*: �����*: %&* 1&- &��� St <St &  v-*��x<����.>��,.v,^.*p*-:-jf;  ^^^I  |       February Month Of Bargains  to Our Shoe Store shows a varity of bargains for this month.   All that remains  {fe of our Big Stock of Winter Shoes etc. to be closed out at from 20 to 50  ito cent discount.   Come in today and get flrst choice.   Mail orders filled.  to Agents for The Slater Shoe.  Jf; Julia Marlowe's Shoes  per  to  to  to  to  to  Bell's Famous Footwear  Royal Shoe Store  m  to  to  to  %  to  ?t\  to  to  /|\  fi(\  to  to  to  L. A. GODBOLT, Prop. P. 0. Box 75 THOS. LILLIE, 3fanaqer -to  '���^������^���^������������^���^���.a*-���:���!����� ^-s-a-m-^-s-^-.***)-^-^.^.^.^.^.^.^......,.^^.. w '<���; _ ���__ " J?'  ^5����***5^^��^^-*5^^.^^^^  ^^   *^  ^^  '^^'^^  p0*^  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 tha  Kootenays.  The sale is genuine, the stock new and  the prides away down.  Call, get prices, examine goods and  be convinced that I am offering the  greatest bargains ever offered in Nelson.  217 and 219  Baker Street  THE ONLY GOOD BEER  IN  NELSON  J. A. GILKE  Club Hotel  Corner SHica and  Stanley  Sts.  E. J. CURRAN, Proprietor.  BISCUITS  CHRISTIE'S CREAM SODAS. CHRISTIE'S WATER ICE WAFERS  Also all kinds of Sweet Biscuits fresh from the factory.  BLUE   RIBBON   TEA.  SSSaygf* J. A. IRVING & CO.  ACOMPLETE LINE OF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  local and ooast.  Flooring  looal aud ooasb.  Newel Posts  Stair Bail  Mouldings  Shingles  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  of all kinds.  BT WHAT TOU "WANT IB NOT IN STOCK  WI WILL XAKfD IT D*OB TOO  CALL AND GOT PEICB8.  J. A. Sayward  HALL AND LAKB 8TRBKT8. NBLROIf  CERTIFICATE   OPJMPEOYEMENTS  Notice: Ray of Hope mineral claim, situate ln tha Nelson mining division of  West Kootenay district, located on Duhamel (Six-mile) creek. Take notice that I,  Charles "VV. Busk, freo miners' certificate  No. 60,825, as. agent for "W. J. Goepel, free  miners' certiflcato No." 50,500 John Paterson, free miners' certificate No. 50,727, and  self, Intend sixty days from the date hereof to apply to the mining recorder for a  certificate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the  above claim. And further take notice that  action under Section 37 must be commenced  before the issuance of such certificate of  improvements.  CHARLES W. BUSK.  Dated this second day of January, A. D.  1902.  LOST  "LOST���AT ERIE, B. C, ON SATURDAY,  January 18th, two checks on the Canadian  Bank of Commerce, Nelson, one No. 1308|  for $58 payable to William Harper; and one  No. 1330, for $65.50, payable to H. Mcintosh.  Suitable reward will be given for the recovery of tho same. Address David Murphy.  Brie. B. C, |  BEAL ESTATE  INSURANCE BBOKEBS  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 Interest  Ward Bros.  833 West Baker Street, Nelson.  NOTICE  To the Public and Union Men :  The Trades and Labor Council of the City  of Nelson have declared all hotels, restaurants and saloons employing Chinese in or  around the premises unfair to organized  labor. The following do not employ Chinese  in such capacity:  VICTORIA HOTEL  CLARKE HOTEL  TREMONT HOTEL  MADDEN HOTEL  SHERBROOKE HOTEL  GRAND CENTRAL HOTEL  LAKE VIEW HOTEL  ROSSLAND HOTEL  GRAND HOTEL  KLONDIKE HOTEL  JOHN SPEAR  MANHATTAN SALOON  BODEGA SALOON  GLUE POT SALOON  IMPERIAL RESTAURANT  KOOTENAY HOTEL .  IMPERIAL SALOON  WAVERLEY HOTEL  ATHABASCA SALOON  ROYAL HOTEL  NELSON CAFE FOR SALE *|  CALT  GOAL  FOR  DOMESTIC  OR  S TEAM  USE  General Agency, Telephone 266.  W. P. TIERNEY  BAKER   STREET,  NELSON.  Telephonic us  ORDER YOUR  Temsi-iionk 35  COAL  FROM  KELSON FREIGHTING AND TRANSFER GO.  ANTHRACITE A,N0 ROSLYN  ALWAYS ON HAND  Ofllco: Baker Street,  WEST TRANSFER OIL  N. T. MACLEOD, Manager.  of  One of tho largest and best appointed restaurants in the Kootensiys. Recently enlarged, remodelled and rclitted throughout.  Twenty-live nicely furnished rooms in connection, The finest location in tho city.  This is without doubt one ot the best opportunities lor a good, up-to-date restaurant man ever offered ln the Kootenays.  Bona fide intending purchasers will be offered every opportunity of satisfying themselves from the books as to the profiits  earned by the business during the past  three years. Satisfactory reasons for selling. For particulars apply or write to  CHARLES   A.   WATERMAN   &   CO'Y.  Agents, Nelson, B. C.  Teaming and Transfer Work  all  kinds.  Agents for Hard and Soft Coal. Imperial  Oil Company. Washington Brick, Llmo &  Manufacturing Company. General commercial agents and brokers.  All  coal  livery.    OFFICE 184 BAKER STREET  TELEPHONE   147.  and wood strictly cash on de-  Private Tuition  Students prepared for departmental and  other examinations.  Commercial work a specialty.  I. C. SLATER,  .. Fourth door above City Hall.


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