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 ESABLISHED  1892  TUESDAY MORNING,  FEBRUARY 25  1902  DAILY EDITION  L> ������-  PASSED Of F WELL  ROOSEVELT'S   RECEPTION  TO   HENRY  THE PRINCE IS DELIGHTED WITH  THE FIBST PART OF HIS  WELCOME  BALTIMORE, February 24. ��� The  train bearing prince Henry and his suite  to Washington arrived here at 9 o'clock  and left twenty minutes later. During  his stay the prince was welcomed by  mayor Hayes and an escort of prominent citizens.  WASHINGTON, February 24.���Prince  Henry of Prussia and 'suite, accompanied by the welcoming delegations from  both the president and the German em;  bassy, arrived here at 12:50 o'clock this  morning   promtly   on   schedule   time.  ,     The trip from Baltimore to Washington was without incident.    In the but-.,  lying   districts   of   Baltimore   crowds  gathered to watch the departing train  and at several points from there onward there were little groups at stations  past which the train sped.   No stop was  made until the city was reached.   The  train, which consisted of the cars Columbia/Ohio and Indiana, the first named being the prince's   car,   and   at   the  rear the train was closely guarded by  secret service men with a care that will  be exercised throughout the journey.   '.  Rarely in its history has the White  House been the scene   of a   more   brilliant spectacle than today, when president Roosevelt welcomed to the United  States prince Henry of Prussia.   It has  been the president's wish that, avoiding  all ostentation, the prince be given a  cordial welcome.     So 'far   as   federal  authority .controls the matter, that plan  has been carried out.    The prince" has  met; the president and the welcome lie  received   was7 genuinely  open'  handed,  and  he  in  turn  showed  unmistakable  evidence of the pleasure it gave him to  meet the president of the American people.   Nothing could have been more cordial and ingenuous than the president's  ..,. greeting, to the German, .prince., and it  ���** was returned in kind and in full measure.  Special preparation were made at the  White House for this   event.    All  the  state apartments on the first floor had  received much attention from the government florist, but the decorations of  the three  communicating parlors,  the  blue room where the president and the  prince met and exchanged their greetings, the red parlor occupied by Mrs.  and   Miss   Roosevelt,   and   the   green  room where there were assembled the  members of the cabinet and their ladies,  the wife of secretary Cortelyou and a  few   invited   guests   were   exquisitely  beautiful.   The great east room, where  were conducted the prince's suite, the  German ambassador and staff, the American   officers   and   other   prominent,  guests, were handsomely decorated.  .   WASHINGTON, February 24.���Prince  Henry arrived at the German embassy  shortly after 11 o'clock, the approach of  the party being announced by the shrill  ���notes=of=cavalry-bugles.--Theiprince_oc__  cupied a carriage with admiral Evans,  while back' of them followed the carriages  of the  distinguished  naval  and  military officers of prince Henry's suite  and members of the German embassy.  A battalion of engineers occupied the  avenue immediately  fronting the  embassy.    As the "party came into sight.  .   the band broke into "My Country, 'tis  of Thee."    Over the embassy floated a  flag which has never been seen in Washington before, the personal flag of the  imperial family of Germany. The prince  and his party laid aside their wraps and  the confusion of arrival  gave way to  calm dignity with which affairs about  the prince are conducted.    The entire  flrst   floor   of  the  embassy   had   been  placed at the disposal of the prince and  his personal staff, and soon the drawing room, the smoking room and the  ambassador's study had their groups of  guests and officials.   Prince Henry had  as his private study the Japanese room,  with its rich oriental furnishings and  curios.   The main body of the prince's  staff, after the call at the White House,  proceeded   to the   new   Willard   hotel,  where quarters covering the entire flrst  floor were at their disposal.  Tremendous cheering from the crowds,  at 11:40, announced the coming of the  president to the embassy, to return the  call of prince Henry. The president  drove in an open landau, with colonel  Bingham, his naval aide, and commander Bowles following in a carriage.  "The president and the prince remained together for about ten minutes, being  left alone at first, and later being joined  by the ambassador, when their personal  greetings were completed. There was  no exchange of formal addresses during  the visit, which was strictly one of official etiquette, although it gave opportunity for expressions of mutual cordiality and good will between the two nations.  BERLIN, February 24.���The narratives of the reception of prince Henry,  at New York, cover one and two pages  in today's issue of the principal newspapers. No foreign event has ever been  reported in the German press with  such detail as is the welcome of New  York to the brother of the emperor.  America is seemingly a rediseoverey for  most of these pp**iodicals. judging from  Ihe space given up to elementary discussion on American characteristics.  WASHINGTON,    February    24.���The  dinner given to prince Henry by president Roosevelt at the White House tonight  closed  the  honors  bestowed  on  th? royal visitor by official Washington  today.   The affair was on an elaborate  scale, and brought together a most distinguished company.   It was an assemblage such as has rarely, if ever, gathered in the White House.   To accomodate the large number of guests, the dinner table was set in the east room, the  decorations of which were most mag-  niflclent.   An effective and hew feature  of th,. decorations was the electric light  d'esTi.us and illumination.    In the mirrors and windows, the electric light designs were in stars and anchors, emblematic of prince Henry's duties as a sailor.  Music was furnished by the marine  hand, which played a number of German  and  American  patriotic  airs.    Shortly  before  the   clock  struck  eight,   prince  Henry arrived, with admiral Evans, in  an open carriage.   As they left the embassy, a large crowd gave them a warm  greeting,   and   they   were   accorded   a  hearty reception by the, large number  of people who   had   assembled   around  the White House.    The dinner was set  for eight o'clock, and when that hour  arrived the guests passed through the  blue   room,   where   the   presentations  were made, and thence to the east room.  President Rooseyelt sat "at the head of  the ta*ble, with the prince on his right.  On  his  left was  lord Pauncefote,  the  British ambassador.   On the right of the  prince was count Cassini, the Russian  ambassador, while to  the left  of  lord  Pauncefote   was   the   Mexican   ambassador.   Opposite  to   the   president   sat  secretary Hay, while to his right was  Dr. Von Hollebeh, the German ambassador, and to his right the French ambassador.    To the right of the German  ambassador was the Italian ambassador,  and to the left  of  the  French  ambassador was chief justice Fuller. ���'-  During the dinner the president proposed the health of the German emperor  and the German people, saying:    "We  admire their great past and great present, and we wish them all possible success in the. future.    May the bonds of  friendship between the two people ever  grow stronger."   The president also proposed the health of our guest, in these  words:    "In the name of the American  people I greet and extend to you t>\x%,  warmest welcome and the assurance of  ou;* heartiest good will."                .  '"'��� Following the'toast of the president  to the German emperor, prince Henry  arose and addressed himself to the. president, proposed a toast to himself and  the people of the United States, accompany!*.'-*; it with an. expression of good  will, and hope for the continuation.of  friendly relations between the.German  and "Ainc-r'icari'-iiatibhs-7'- Then 'followed-  Mr. Roosevelt's toast to prince Henry.  Mrs. Rooseyelt   arid   Miss   Roosevelt  were not-present at any portion of the  evening festivities, the company being  limited entirely to gentlemen.  NEW YORK, February 22���The finishing touches on the emperor of Germany's new yacht were given today,  and tonight everything was in readiness  for the launching. The president and  his party, and the prince and his suite,  will reach the island by the Pensylvania  ferry boat Philadephia, under command  of captain Carroll. Directly under the  outer water of the yacht is the bunting  decked stand on which Miss Roosevelt,  prince Henry and president Roosevelt  and two or three others will stand. In  the centre of this little platform is a box  about three feet high. Into this box  there have been led the steel wire ropes  holding the weights to. the beams on  either side of the keel, aad about five  feet aft of the bow, which when released  will cast loose the cradle in which the  'yacht=rests=ahd=in-which-she-wilUglide.  into the water. These.are caught by a  line which Miss Roosevelt will cut with  a specially made sterling silver hatchet.  The cutting of this rope will release  the weights, and the yacht will immediately start down the ways.  The programme for tomorrow after  the launch is to bring the prince to the  Hohenzollern where luncheon will be  served at 1 p. m. He will then be taken  to the battery, where a military escort  will receive him at 3:30p.m., and thence  to the city hall, where he will be presented with the freedom of the city. This  ceremony is set for 4 p.m., the mayor's  dinner will be at C: 30, after which the  prince will attend the opera.  Vancouver's Local Budget  VANCOUVER, February 24.���[Special  to The Tribune.]���Miss Jean Macfie, for  eight years matron of the Vancouver  city hospital, died yesterday at Pittsburg.  Free Masons from all over the province will send representatives here  next month to lay the corner stone of  the Carnegie library.  Blackburn, a boy aged seventeen, who  is charged with stealing, was today  identified as the person who made several holdups two months ago. Blackburn is a nephew of an English judge,  and will inherit fifty thousand dollars  in two years.  In the other hospitals will probably recover.  Rev. William Boardman of Norfolk, Connecticut, who is suffering: from burns about  the face, hands and body, improved somewhat today. The body of the woman at the  morgue was recognized as that of his wife,  Julia.  District attorney Jerome arrived at the  hotel in the morning, accompanied by half  a dozen of his detectives and fire chief  Croker. They examined the burned portion  of the hotel and talked with Mr. Red, the  proprietor. Then the elevator shaft was examined and in the baesment one fire extinguisher was found empty. It was the  one. the chief found in the hotel. One of  the assistants told the visitors there was  no way in which the fire could have gotten  to the elevator shaft without, someone deliberately placing it there. The officials refuse to give an opinion as to the origin of  the hotel fire if they had formed one.  TILLMAN'S BEPLY  SAYS THE PRESIDENT HAS  INSULTED HIM  BLOCKING THE V. V. & E.  HIS INVITATION TO MEET PRINCE  . HENRY AT DINNER WAS  WITHDRAWN  by deserting Mr. Asquith, and enabled  him to dictate terms at the Reform club  conference. Rosebery is now compelled  to challenge sir Henry's authority and  to demonstrate that democratic reforms  are not impossible under a leadership of  an imperialist pier. Rosebery has been  playing since, his Chesterfield speech,  with the pro-Boers on the question of  negotiating with Kruger. His real work,  as all sound politicians admit, ought to  be the conciliation of the progressive  Radicals by proposing measures of social reform and domestic legislation, on  which Liberals can unite when the Boer  war ends.  over the Hand laundry between 1 and 2  o'clock, and the roomers in the adjoining  rcoms heard them Quarreling. Soon after  a shot was fired and when they rushed in  thoy found the . woman dead on the floor  with a bullet hole in her right temple. Malvern was there and his revolver was on the  bed. He went for Mr. McCready, who, of  course found the woman dead. Oflicer Evans, took him in charge and placed him in  the custody of a deputy' in the Magnolia  saloon, where he remained until this morning, when he had him locked up.  Holland Stakes More Laiid  GRAND FORKS, February 24���[Special to The Tribune.]���The Hot-Air  railway company made another move  to block the Vancouver, Victoria and  Eastern on Saturday, when John A.  Manly and' Tracy W. Holland, acting  upon a rumor that the American road,  rather than pay sixty thousand dollars  for right of way across ^Manly's ranch,  would build to the south higher up the  mountain, located a pre emption in Holland's name immediately to. the south of  Mr. Manly's land, and running from it  to the international boundary line.  Chinese Resist Stumpage Charge  GREENWOOD, February 24.���[Special  to The Tribune.]���Two Interesting test  cases are coming before judge Leamy  tomorrow. C. J. Martin, purporting to  represent J. Murray, provincial timber  inspector, has made demands upon  Chinamen selling firewood for the payment of stumpage fees and threatening-  seizure of������ their cofdwood and teams in  . event of their failing to make payment.  The Chinamen have ;,br6ug;ht action to;  test the rightof thergoyernment to collect stumpage on ;wood cut on-mineral  claims. It is significant that both mining companies and private individuals  are protesting against this levying on  .wood and timber cut on mineral claims,  but they left it to the Chinamen to resist payment and bring action to test  the. validity of the impost.  As evidence of the unusual mildness  .of ������- the .season ���v.'<-*itbr,$.:. from Boundary  Falls and Midway state that buttercups  are now blooming in those places.  Gladstone's Prediction  LONDON, February 24.���E. L. Godkin,  the former editor of the Evening Post,  of New York, writing to the Westminster Gazette with reference to Joseph  Chamberlain, the colonial secretary,  says that when Mr. Chamberlain deserted the Liberals he, Mr. Godkin, asked  Mr. Gladstone, through a correspondent,  for information anent Mr. Chamberlain.  ���Mr. Gladstone's reply was: "Chamberlain is the first politician we have had  of the American type, and he is destined to give a great deal of trouble."  Another Victim Dies  NEW YORK, February 24���Sophia Beach,  01 years of age, a guest of the Park Avenue  hotel, who wns burned about the face and  body Saturday morning, died In Bolivia? .  hospital yesterday morning. This makes  the nineteenth victim. All the other victims  Sandon Bonspiel Opened  SANDON, February 24.���Only ten  teams showed up today to take part in  the curling bonspiel, instead of fourteen as expected. Rossland sent four,  Nelson three, Revelstoke two, and Kaslo  one. The programme opens at 7:30 this  evening with Sandon vs all comers.  If the Sandon rinks win, they will play  down after the bonspiel. If the all comers succeed in scoring the most points  the finals will come off tomorrow. Ashcroft and Phoenix teams failed to put  in an appearance. The weather is soft  and the ice is heavy, which will make  good curling impossible.  Dawsou Travel is Light  VANCOUVER, February 24.���[Special  to The Tribune.]���The steamer City of  "Seattle-arrived^this-morning-from-Skag-^  way. On the way down she passed the  steamer Bertha in tow of the tug Albion,  of Vancouver. The Bertha was taking  very little water, and appeared to be but  little damaged. She will arrive at Seattle tomorrow night. The trail is reported in good condition in the north, but  there is no travel out from Dawson,  and the express companies are cutting  off part of their sleight service.  Commander Ingen Dead  WOODSTOCK, February 23.���W. H.  Van Ingen, collector of customs, received a cable announcing the death of  his son, commander Gravely Van Ingen,  R. N., at Davos-Dorf, Switzerland. He  was lately in command of H. M. S. Partridge on the North American station.  Welshmen Are Not Willing  TORONTO, February 24.���The Evening Telegram's London cable says: A  cable received by the Daily Mail, from  Buenos Ayreas, states that the Welshmen in Patagonia have no desire to  leave that country for Canada.  Bury Gets a Promotion  MONTREAL, February 23.���G. J.  Bury, superintendent of the Crow's Nest  Pass line, has been transferred to the  position of assistant general superintendent of the lake Superior division, with  headquarters at North Bay.  Killed by a Bull  NIAGARA FALLS, February 24.���T.  Zeig, a brother at the Carmelite monastery at Falls View, was killed on Saturday by a vicious Jersey bull, which  he was feeding. He was found dead with  the bull standing over him.  Webb Buys the Horses  OTTAWA, February 24.���Dr. Steward  Webb, the American palace car magnate,  hagTnirchased from lord Minto the  four horses used to draw the prince of  Wales' carriage while in Canada.  R. O. White Dead  MONTREAL.    February    24.���R.    C.  White, founder of tlie Clyde iron works,  and a   prominent   Mason,   died   today,  aged C4.  WASHINGTON, February 24��� The  president has withdrawn his invitation  extended to senator Tillman of South  Carolina tp attend the dinner to be given  tonight in honor of prince Henry of  Prussia at the White House. It is stated that this action on the part of the  president was made necessary from the  fact that .owing to occurrence on the  floor of the senate last Saturday, the  senator from South Carolina was declared in contempt of the senate. Senator Martin, of "Virginia,, a member of  the committee on naval affairs, has accepted ah invitation in Mr. Tillman's  place. The invitation extended originally to Mi. Tillman, owing to the fact  that he is the ranking minority member of the taval affairs committee.  WASHINGTON,; February 24��� Senator Frye, president pro tern of the senate, gave direction, to the clerks: of the  senate today that the names of senators Tillman and.. McLaurin of South  Carolina, must not be called on the roll  cails until further notice. This fixes the  status, of the senators, who are practi-.  cally suspended from all senatorla functions.  WASHINGTON, February 24.���The  following is the letter from the White  House,7 withdrawing Mr. Tillman's - invitation to dine here tonight: White  House, February 24th. The president regrets that he iscompelled to. withdraw  the invitation to you to dine tonight at  the White House. Very truly,. yours,  George R. Cortelyou, secretary to the  president."  Commenting, upon the letter Mr. Tillman says: ''The president, of course,  has the right. to invite any one he  chooses to dine with him officially or  otherwise, and also has the right to  '\>yith^i*aw^suchiiE'-vitatJon...,A,s. Lam not  conscious of having done anything,- personal or official, which gives the president the right to insult, I am surprised at his action. The invitation to  the dinner came to me unsought and  unexpectedly, and so far as the withdrawal is concerned, it is a matter of  absolute indifference to me. It is the  motive behind it which seeks to put meJ  in the condition of unworthiness to meet  the president and his guests, before final  action by the senate. Prince Henry, the  president's guest, comes from a country  where custom makes it obligatory upon  any man who regards himself a gentleman to promptely resent an insult, and  the method is by challenge to a duel.  That was once the custom, but it is now  obsolete in the United States, and we  have been forced as a people here to  cling to the old Anglo-Saxon rule of  considering a lie direct as the first blow,  and no man could hold up his head in  decent society should he, being near  enough to answer the lie with a blow,  not to give it. ;___   "As for my being in contempt of the  senate, which I persume is the excuse  for this insult at the hands of the president, I deny. I have been guilty of a  breach of the rules and the privileges of  the senate. The senate was not sitting  as a court, but as a legislative assembly.  It has the right to expel me if it sees  fit, and I am ready to abide its judgment  and action. It has the right to arrest  me and bold me in custody, until it  makes disposition of my case, but it  has not the right to gag me, and the  president has no right to judge me of  conduct unbecoming a gentleman unless  he believes all his antecedents, which  lead one to believe that he would have  done just as I did, under the circumstances. As to which ono of us is the  gentleman in the matter, in view of the  unsought invitation to dinner at the  House and its indecent withdrawal, I  am willing to abide by the judgment of  all brave and self respecting men."  Metal Quotations  LONDON, February 24. -Lead ��11, 12s, 6d.  NEW YORK, February 24.���Mexican dollars, 43%; bar silver 5S%; copper, quiet;  lead, firm.  ANOTHER MANITOBA HORROR  RUW IN THE LEGISLATURE  $5000 IS NEEDED  CITY WANTS  INCREASED  SCHOOL VOTE  Galician Kills His Wife  DOMINION CITY, February 21.���Joseph  Salaman murdered his wife last night at  their home. He was arrested .without a  waivant by H. H. Atkinson, police magistrate. Michael Strorusche; arrived from  Stuartburn this morning bringing news  that Joseph Salaman, a Galician. had murdered his wife on Saturday night by battering in her face and head with a club. Salam  came to Storusche's house early Sunday  morning saying his wife had fallen down  a ladder-way, broke her teeth and was  bleeding badly. Storus'che,: his father and  seme others went to Salam's place and  found Mrs. Salam lying on her back on the  floor with her mouth bleeding and her face  bruised. She died as Storusche was lifting  her up. Salam is about 35 and his wife  about 30. They lived unhappily. Mrs. Salam  told her neighbors last week that Salam  told her she must either drown or kill herself, for if he found her alive when he returned ��� from Dominion City he would kill  her.  Martin Starts a Rumpus  VICTORIA, February 24.���There was a  disgraceful scene in the legislature this af-:  ternoon, Richard McBride, leader of the  opposition, Joseph Martin, leader of the  party formerly the opposition, but which  voted with the goyernment last session,  and Smith Curtis, formerly Martin's first-  lieutenant, engaged in what narrowly averted being a fist light. It was over the seat  in ihe house usually alloted to the leader  of the opposition. McBride took it when he  entered the chamber, and when Martin arrived there was a wordy war. McBride held  the seat until the chaplain rose to read  the prayers. The new leader of the opposition rose also,, and Martin slipped Into the  chair. Smith Curtis threw him back and  Martin's followers sprang forward. It came  within an' ace of being a fist fight, but resulted in a war of words, the discussion  lasting all the afternoon. Fnally, by motion, the members were ordered to take"  their old seats, and the house adjourned  till tomorrow.  WILL ENDEAVOR TO GET IT FEOM  THE EDUCATIONAL DEPAET-  MENT AT VICTORIA  Funeral,of*a Popular Winnjpeger  "WINNIPEG/; February 24.-The funeral  of Roy Mundie, who passed away at the  general hospital on Friday morning,- took  place yesterday'afternon from the residence of Dr. Little, Notre Dame avenue.  A: large number of the friends and fellow-  workmen were present to do final honors  to the "departed, who was a general favorite: in ��� social and athletic circles. The  hockey boys, rowing and canoe' clubs and  fellow bankers attended in a body to.render, one last homage to their friend, who  had passed away so suddenly and unexpectedly .when It.was .hoped he. was, on-'the  high road to recovery: The greatest sympathy was expressed for his father and  mother, Mr. and Mrs.! James Mundie, of  Montreal, in their sad bereavement. The  ficral offerings were exceptionally numerous and beautiful.  TO CONTROL THE COLONIST  FIGHTING FOR LEADERSHIP  Split in Liberal Party  LONDON, February 24.���The smoking  room of the house of commons was a  whispering gallery for political recriminations and gossip yesterday. Sir  Henry Campbell-Bannerman's Radical  supporters resented strongly lord Rosebery's letter, and charged him with  breaking up the Liberal party by an outburst of bad temper, after a futile effort  to bring about reunion. Liberal-Unionists held that Campbell-Bannerman is  responsible for Rosebery's abrupt and  unceremonious separation from him, and  deplored the mischievous intrigues of  irreconcilable Radicals. Unionist watched with cynical delight <a renewal of  strife between the Liberal factions, and  assumed that a restoration of harmony  was clearly impossible. The wiser judgment of the disinterested spectator is  that Rosebery has gone too far to retrace his steps, and that he must remain  in tlie field as a successor of Campbell-  Banerman, as an authoritative leader of  tlie Liberal parly. The present crisis  would not have arisen if Rosebery had  taken tho chair at the Asquith dinner,  I and mado a strenuous fight for the  I leadership.   He strengthened sir Henry  To Re-Open Extension Mine  -���"NANAIMO, February 24.���An attempt, it  is reported, is about to be made to open  No. 3 slope, Extension. With the fine  weather only what water is pumped enters  the slope, and leaks through the crevices  of tho rocks near the stoping in the tunnel  further reduces this. It is believed ��� that  about 230 feet perpendicular height of- wafer  is now In the mines, and that probably the  fire is out. The management may adopt a  l<lan of opening the stopings of No. 3  slope at any time and investigate. It is  rumored that this may be done today or tomorrow.  Monte Negro War  CETTINGE^Ionte Negro, February 24.���  _Sixfyrfour~nieTr"are reporte~d"t^liave_l)eefr  killed or wounded during the fighting  which occurred on the Monte Negro frontier between Albanians and Turkish regular troops. Tho trouble was due to a recent assassination of an Albanian chief,  Mulazeka. The latter's clansmen demanded  the surrender of the murderer, failing  which they attacked a force of Turkish  frontier troops. The lighting still continues.  , Weyler Wants Free Hand  LONDON, February 21.���It i.s nnnounccd  in a"* special dispatch from Madrid that general Weyler, the war minister, I.s urging the  queen regent to give him a free hand in  dealing with "the rebels In Catalonia," anu  that premier Sagasta threatens to resign If  genera*.' Weylur's request I.s granted. The  queen regent Is said to favor general Wcy-  ler's s\an.  Murderer Refuses to Eat  OTTAWA, February 2-l.-Stanislaus La-  croix, the Monlebello murderer, has eaten  nothing since being Informed of the government's refusal to commute death sentence  to life imprisonment last Thursday, and is  now in a serious condition. He positively  refuses to eat. His death i.s looked for In a  few days unless he alters his decision.  Oil Tank Explodes  PITTSBURG, February 24.���One of the  large refining tanks containing a thousand  barrels of oil in A. Miller & Son's oil refinery, Allegheny, exploded today. No person,  so far as known was injured, but the fire  which followed is raging furiously and  many other tanks are threatened.  Rose Meyer Dies  CHICAGO, February 24.-Ro.se Meyer, one  of the victims of George I.,. Chlldrosc's attempt to exterminate a family last night,  died today. It ir. ���Jioutrht that Emma Meyer will recover.  Capacity of O. P R Shops  MONTREAL, February 24.���The capacity of the new Canadian Pacific shops here  will be 120 locomotives per year, and from  20,000 to 25,000 cars per year.  Looks Like Wife Murder  SNOHOMISH, Washington. February 21.  ���Last night Joe Malvern and his wife,  Clara, Malvern, went home to their rooms  Shareholders Cannot Agree  An action was commenced yesterday in  the supreme court against the Colonist  Printing & Publishing Company," Limited  Liability, Hon. James Dunsmuir, Charles  E. Pooley, Albert G. Sarginson, J. A. Lindsay, and H. Maurice Hills, seeking to, prevent the above named parties from acting  as directors of the company. '  ��� The plaintiffs In the action are'Joan Oliver Dunsmuir and Forbes G. Vernon, who  sue on behalf of themselves as well as all  the other holders, save the individual defendants, of an allotment of 78 preferential  shares in the defendant company. The  plaintiffs'., claim Is "for an Injunction restraining, the defendants, the Hon. James  Dunsmuir, C. E. Pooley, A. G. Sarginson,  J. Ai, Lindsay,, and-H.M.I Hills from acting  or assuming to act as directors of the defendant; company, or using thV seal/ thereof, and from pledging the. company's credit  or in any way dealing with the assets of  the company, or carrying On its affairs,  and that the election of the said defendants  Hon. James Dunsmuir, C. E. Pooley, A.  G. Sarginson, J. A. Lindsay and H. M.  Hills as directors of the said company be  declared to be invalid, and that in the  meantime the said defendants be restrained  from voting as directors at meetings of directors, and from preventing or hindering  thb plaintiff Vernon from acting as a director of or taking part in the management  of the defendant company, or of excluding  him from the meetings of the directors of  the defendant company, and if necessary  that a receive*: be appointed."  Messrs. Tupper, Peters & Griffin are acting for the plaintiffs in the action. Mr.  Griflln this morning applied for an order  giving leave to serve with tbe writ a notice  of motion for an interim injunction restraining the individual defendants from  acting until the trial of the action, which  was granted.  __.An_.affidavit_1has_beenrif^d^^ttmg_^fort__  the grounds on which the injunction Is  claimed; the affidavit is by F. G. Vernon,  who, after setting out the facts as to the  history of the company and Its Incorporation in its present form, as published in  the Times of the ISth instant, goes on to  relate the facts as to the position of the  shareholders. It appears that when the  company was incorporated James Dunsmuir agreed to obtain subscriptions for $50,-  000 worth of stock; he obtained subscriptions for $39,000 worth, and it was then  agreed that further subscriptions should  not be asked for. Ot this .33,00 the plaintiffs  own $25,500, and they claim that they would  not have subscribed for same except on the  understanding that they would have the  right to elect threo directors on the board.  But at the shareholders mooting on the  17th instant, all tho defendants were present, representing Ellis's nnd Sarglnson's  stock, and claimed the right to elect all  five directors, and the board of five directors was elected by them. He further stateB  that one man, formerly In the employ of  the cempany, but who had been discharged,  is now employed at a salary twice as large  as he formerly received, and that a change  has been made In the editorial department  of the paper without the plaintiffs being  consulted, and that the defendants through  J. A. Lindsay, who claims to act as secretary, have given notice of another shareholders meeting for the 26th Instant.  Released  LONDON, February 25.���In a dispatch  dated Salonica, the correspondent of the  Daily Graphic says the brigands escorted  Miss Stone and Mme. Tsilka to the outskirts of a village called Kharddousur, near  Strumitza, and then told them they were  free. M. Garguilo, a dragoman of the American legation at ConBtantinopIc, has  wired the former captives to refrain from  any statement regarding their capture or  detention until they have seen John G. A.  Leishman, the United States minister to  Turkey. ,.-.  Big Batch of Protests  MONTREAL, February 24.���Election  protests are increasing. The Conservatives nave protested the election of Bru-  net, in St. James division of Montreal;  Beith, in West Durham; and Arch  Campbell, in West York. The Liberals  have petitioned against J. E. Leonard,  Laval; Gus Porter, West Hastings; and  H. Avery, Addington.  The most important matter coming before  the city council at its meeting last evening: .  was contained in the announcement of the  mayor, that the Bonningtou Falls* power:  company was pressing its claim for the  site of the city's power plant.' 'The. company has staked a mining claim on the site  and are endeavoring to secure a crown  grant for the same. The mayor informed  the council that he had Instructed E.V.  Bodwell to represent the city's interests  in the transaction, but that he had'heard  nothing from the solicitor. In a previous  communication from Mr. Bodwell he had  been Informed, that nothing,could be:done  in thematter untH it had been takenup by **"  chief commissioner Wells.  Another matter discussed by the: council  was the presenting of a memorial to the  government for an additional grant for  educational purposes. It was argued by alderman Irving, that the government ought  to complete the- erection of the school,  which would'mean an additional $5000.  Alderman Selous was of the opinion that  seme joint action should be taken; by the  towns of the province, and a memorial jpre-  sented carrying out such a request, especially in cases whore cities had been'hit as,    .  hard as Nelson. He claimed that the* costw  of education amounted in the city'of Nelson"  to $-10 -per child, of which the'government  were only  assuming $15.   Alderman ��� Scan-   ' ,>  Ian  suggested; that  by waiting 'until j the  next meeting, of the council they would be  in a better position to ascertain if the government were, going to stand."  .Finally it was agreed, after being moved  by  alderman   Drew   and  Irving,   that   the  matter, should  be  left  to   the mayor and  city  clerk  to  draw  up  a memorial   to  bo  forwarded to  the educational  department,  requesting an*additional grant of $5000.  The mayor announced, his intention ; of  holding, an investigation during" the week,  into the matter of the discharge of fire  chief Lillie last year. After a short discussion It was* agreed that the investMuiIori^  should bo held on.Thursday-afternoon next '*>_  at 3 o'clock.  Tenders for the supply, of drugs were received from a' couple of druggists, but as  .as it was announced that Mr. Teetzel was  in the hospital suffering from typhoid fever  it was.impossible for him to offer a tender,  it was: unanimously agreed to leave the'  opening of the. tenders open until the next  meeting.   .  Tenders had been called for blacksmith,  work, which-hitherto .had been divided  among the .smiths ln.the city. None, were  received, however, and the- work will go  round as before.  A written opinion was received from the  city solicitor, in regard to the liability of  the city in the matter of the payment of  litigation fees in the case of Hall-vs. LaBau. His communication, stated." that the  city was liable owing to the resolution of  the previous council to defend La Bau. He  also advised the council that, lt had power  to protect its officers without having: to  submit the matter to a vote of therate-  Eayers.  A_____s_ibse_[uent_stage_of._the_ proceedings   a  motion  was  introduced   by   two  of  the  aldermen declining to assume any further  liability. The matter was deliberated upon  for some time and the opinion freely expressed that as they had gone so far with  the case there was no  help for them but  to continue it until they either won or lost,  and they could not withdraw from; the case  until it was appealed, when they could be .  relieved   from   further   responsibility.   The   ,  motion was not pressed as it was thought���'*������-  better to seek further light before taking'-  any action.  Additional hydrants were authorized  near the gas house, at the corner of Word  and Silica streets, and at the high school.  Aldermen Scanlan and Drew were appointed members of the hospital board, tho  city enginer and alderman Selous were appointed lire wardens, and a resolution was  moved by alderman Morrison and seconded  hy alderman Scanlan that the mayor and  city enginer be authorized to expend $300  ln improving the bed of Cottonwood creek  before the spring freshets repeat the damage of the previous year,  The  following accounts were authorized  to be paid:  D.    Burgess,    estimate     on    offlce  building     $  10125  Flremens' payroll       367 00  Scavenging department       262 50  Salaries     1,385 00  Sower maintenance       50 25  Water maintenance       43 10  Streets maintenance        54 45  Electric light maintenance        69 00  Total    $2,332 55  A request was made by alderman Drew  that the council should be Informed periodically as to the arrears of taxes, &c,  and the finance c>mnMtt��e who receive  these figures at each of their monthly  meetings,. promised to bring them down  with  their monthly statements.  The salary of the city solicitor was fixed  to commence at the beginning of the year  and  the council adjourned to March 10th. *  Six Persons Killed  SYRACUSE, February 24.���A wreck  is reported at Cayuga, thirty miles from  this city, on the Auburn division of the  New York Central railway. Six persons  are dead. No particulars are obtainable.  The conductor of the wrecked passenger  train telegraphs the officials here that  no pasengers were killed in the wreck,  but four trainmen were seriously hurt w  !'  >���'  1  life  It  r.  w  im.  I  AS  -til  IT  If  I.  THE  NELSON  TRIBUNE: TUESDAY  MORNING, FEBRUARY 25,  1902.  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  Incorporated 1670  HUDSON'S BAY  C03S-C_?-__.__Tir  BARGAINS  Opera Flannel Blouses, Silk Skirts, Ladies'Jackets, Golf Capes, Ladies' Costumes and Furs at largely  reduced prices.  We do not often advertise seecial reductions but  when we do they are genuine.  No inferior goods are bought by us and offered  as so-called bargains.  THE HUDSON'S BAY GOMPAM  BAKER STREET, NELSON, B. 0.  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  J��  ^G^M^ttmsm to ^-***��:*����.**  ��tte ��ritmne  SUBSCRIPTION RATES.  Dally by mail, one month -....*������..".....  Daily toy mail, three months ,-.-.......  Daily by mall, six months ............  Daily by mall, one year ..��,   Semi-weekly by mail, three months  Semi-weekly by mail, six months ...  Semi-weekly by mall, one year    Postage to Great Britain added.  .$   50  . 125  . 2 50  . 500  . 50  . 1 00  . 200  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.    B0  Notices of meetings of Fraternal Societies and Trades Unions, per line  per   month     25  Address all letters���  THB TRIBUNE ASSOCIATION,  Ltd.  John Houston, Manager. Nelson, B. C.  ���_��� *  ��f-     notice to subscribers  by carrier;  *  A  *  ~*N  *  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.  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  +  ^.M-H-M-M-M-I-fr ; ���M-M-M-H-M-W-  "We.want to know how those gentle-  " men who fear that Jim Hill will use*  '* his control of the Crow's Nest {Coal.  " Company to close down Kootenay! lead  "stacks and Will haul the- ore to> the  " United States for treatment-are going  " to square themselves with the fact! that  "the American smelter trust is not in  " the market for British Columbia; lead  " ore at any price." The above is |from  the Sandon Paystreak. The question is  rather cleverly turned, but the thought  suggests itself that Sandon's enterprising journal would serve its section of  the province better if it applied its reasoning facilities to figuring out the  probable effect of Mr. Hill's contem-  -plate&jnonopoly_.of7the,supply_of_Crow,'s  Nest coke. Does it brighten the prospect for the successful operation of  British Columbia smelters? Does it  promise to make the lead producers of  the Slocan loss dependent upon the good  will of the United States smelter trust?  era nee is completed, inform friends."  CONSTANTINOPLE, February 24.���A  dispatch was received here announcing  that Miss Stone and Mme. Tsilka are now  at Strumitza, five hours' ride on horseback  from the nearest connection of the Salonica  Usaub railway. Miss Stone Is suffering  from the strain of the past six months, and  is unable to make the trip. Miss Stone and  Mme. Tsilka will probably be compelled to  rest at Strumitza for a few days, and then  it is hoped to bring them from Salonica to  Constantinople.  Marshaling Eailway Employees  TURIN, February 24.���Owing to the num-  .ber of railroad employees who are joining  the strikers and also on account of the fear  of a general strike on the railroads, the  government has issued a decree, calling to  . the colors all railroad employees in Italy  who .belong to the mobile and territorial  army. The men will thus be brought under  military control while continuing their  duties. ��  BARCELONIA, February 24.���A majority  of the businesses were resumed today. The  factories were working and all the street  cars are running. Tranquility rules, but  the precautions taken for the maintenance  of order have not been relaxed.  Shooting Accident in Rossland  ROSSLAND, February. 24.���James Meeks,  proprietor of the Grand saloon, was badly  hurt here today by the accidental discharge  of a revolver. He was standing in the Ross1-  land saloon when the revolver, wearing a  hole- through his pocket, fell out and exploded by striking on the floor. The bullet  penetrated the trunk of Meek's body. The  injured man's condition is serious.  Mrs. Mary Jane Martin, 69 years old,  committed suicide here this morning by  taking carbolic ��� acid. The deceased was a  well-to-do ��� widow, but suffered f ropi bad  health for .many -months, resulting in melancholy.'  .-'/'.'������' ;  On Thursday afternoon chief Lillie of  the fire department will be given a hearing upon the charges preferred against  him last year by mayor Fletcher. The  procedure in Lillie's case has been somewhat out of joint. First he was fired by  the old council, later he was reinstated  by the present council, and on Thursday  he will be given a hearing upon the  charges preferred against him in the  first instance. It may be all right, but  its singular.  In discussing the leadership of the  provincial opposition the Victoria Times  intimates that Richard McBride is just  warming the chair for E. V. Bodwell.  The meeting of the associated boards  of trade, which has been set for tomorrow, will doubtless prove the most important gathering ever held in Kaslo.  Sullivan -was Counted Out  CHICAGO, February 24.���Terry McGov-  ern's victory over Dave Sullivan is explained by Bob Fitzsimmons, who refereed  tho fight. Fitzsimmons has arrived in Chi-  cngo from Louisville and answered the  question as to whether Sullivan was  counted out, or was disqualified for going  down without being hit. Fitzsimmons  sticks to the claim that he made at the  ringside, that Sullivan was down twelve  seconds and was counted out. Several Chi-  ��� .-iguana who saw the battle, disagreed  with the Cornishman as to the count, but  Fitzsimmons says he was doing all the  counting and ought to know. Fitzsimmons  does not go into details regarding his decision, but simply claims that Sullivan was  counted out and lost for that reason.  Germans Get. Sassy       ;  BERLIN, February. 24.���The reply of Germany, to the.complaint of lord Lanscjowne  the British secretary of state for foreign  affairs, concerning the publication by; Germany of the dispatch from Dr. Von Hpllen-  ben, German ambassador to the United  States, with regard to the meeting of ambassadors at Washington, held April 24th,  1.9S, and which states that Dr. Von H,ollen-  ben misunderstood the action of lord Pauncefote at that meeting, maintains the correctness of Dr. Von Hollenben's dispatch.  ~T hTT reply~of ~the"~G  gests that the British publish lord Pauncefote's report of this same conference.'  To Re-Enact Exclusion  SEATTLE, Washington, February 24.���  The western labor union has received assurances from many representatives and  senators that they will support the Chinese exclusion law. The union is making a  canvass in the matter in the senate and  house and so far lias received Ilfty replies,  the majority of whom express themselves  in favor of the re-enactment, in no case  was an answer received in which the writer took a stand directly opposed to exclusion. Among those answering were senator  Hanna, Mason and Foraker.  Story is Confirmed  BOSTON, February 24.���The American  beard ot foreign missions, late this afternoon received a cablegram from Its representative, W. W. Peet, sent from Yenetlk-  fin J, Bulgaria,, saying: "Miss Stone's deliv-  Canadian Resigns Eejected  WINNIPEG, February 21.���The committee having in charge the construction of a  Manitoba memorial statute to the late  queen Victoria, today decided to reject both  designs submitted by M. Hnbert and Hamilton McCarthy, the Canadian sculptors,  They will open correspondence with Albert  Gilbert, R. A., of London, with a view of  his submitting designs.  Hon. James Ross, governor of the Yukon territory, passed through Winnipeg today en route to Ottawa.  tt  The  Swan  Fountain  Pen  is the very  hest  Fountain  Pen  its  roputatioii  is world  wide  3 Sizes Safety Swans .3.00  3 Sizes Self Filling Swans   4.EW  3 Sizes Adjustable Feed Swans   6.00  MORLEY & LAING  BOOKSELLERS AND STATIONEBS  BAKER STREET. NELSON. B. O.  Showrooms Mason & RUoh Pianos.  SROGGY GREEK PAYS WELL  International Chess Results  MONTE CARLO, February 2'.-Play ln  the international chess masters tournament  now in progress in this city was resumed  today. When the first adjournment was  made Plllsbury had defeated Reggio,  Mortimer had lost to Tarraschu, Albin had  disposed ot Scheve and Meises and Schlechter had drawn.  weN   Commander-in-Chief  OTTAWA, February 24.���It is pretty generally understood that lord Dundonald, the  British cavalry officer who led the advance  guard In the relief of Ladysmith, South Africa, will succeed major general O'Grady  Haley, when that officer's tenure of otllco  expires. It Is likely that the new general  must be subservient to the minister of  militia, however.  Latest News From Dawson  DAWSON, February 10.���A stampede  is under way at Sroggy creek, a tributary of the lower Stewart. Such is the  news brought here by M. G. McLeod, assistant recorder at Stewart, who arrived  in the city yesterday on a visit.  . "Fully 200 claims," says Mr. McLeod,  "have been staked on the stream, and  more stakers are going there right along.  On my way from Stewart to Dawson I  fftet twenty to twenty-five men boiind for  Sroggy. They were mostly French Canadians.  "Five miles of Sroggy is granted as a  concession and the ground being staked  lies above below the concession. One  hundred and fifty Sroggy claims were  recorded last month. Just what prospects are on the creek, I canot say, but  they certainly seem to be attractive to  those who have been informed.  "Ballarat, above_Stewart, is also promising well and reports of good pay being  struck have been revealed of late.  Shortly before I left word was received  at Stewart, per letter, that as high as 90  cents to the pan bad been found on a  claim there which has been subsisting  since 1898, and is owned by Olaf Johnson. Other encouraging reports have  come from the same stream.  "Stewart River district on the whole  is decidedly awake and forging ahead.  I believe that in time the country will  look to the Stewart for its main production of the yellow metal, and it may  seem a joke, but who can say but what  some day the gold commissioner will  find it necessary to move his headquarters to Stewart.  "Henderson and Ihlstle are being  proven meritorious. Of all the claims  prospected on Henderson and Thistle to  a reasonable extent, not one has so far  proven a blank.  "Henderson has been and is being  prospected the most, and there now are  150 men on the stream either taking  out pay or prospecting. A number of  the claims will next spring yield good  returns. It has been reported that one  claim will produce ?30,000 at the spring  clean-up. This claim is probably No.  3 on Sixty Pup of Henderson. Sixty  Pup property and the claim in blocks  of 40s and 50s on the main creek are  perhaps the best portions of pay ground  so far located on Henderson. The left  fork of Henderson has not yet shown up  as well as other portions of the creek.  "On Sixty Pup where development has  been made to bedrock the paystreak has  been found to be two and a half to four  feet thick, and the pay to run from three  cents to a dollar per pan. The largest  nugget found on the pup was worth  $13.50.  =-��� Duffyr'Brown=and-Danker-have_just.  taken the flrst machinery to Sixty* Pup.  It comprises a 22 horse-power boiler  with other equipment. It will be ready  for work in a week or so.  "On No. 8, Sixty Pup, Banner, the  Stewart hotel man, and some San Fran-  sisco men have found the pay streak and  will instal machinery immediately. On  the 40s the pay has proven to be continuous.  "No. 19 below on Henderson has been  proven to have as high as 18 cents to  the pan and a proper depth for work.  "Thistle is, so far ns prospected, found  to be equally as good as Henderson.  Stampedes are continuous to Stewart  and Thistle and the Stewart Basin will  yet be the main support of this region.  Many creeks of the district are yet un-  prospected.  "Gold has been struck of late at the  mouth of the Mariposa and it is said as  high as .10 to the pan has been found."  OUTRAGES   IN   COLORADO  00 ' 00 '00. 00.  ��3_*-<"* _S_��'__-fr .���SB*"  "tax. * ^^ *^*^ * ^**< *  ^���_5  36 BAKER STREET, NELSON, B. 0.  LADIES  SPRING  AND  SUMMER  SHIRT  WAISTS  LATEST  NEW YORK  STYLES  BLOUSE   WAISTS   AND   WASH  SKIRTS.  LADIES' MUSLIN DRESSES.  Skirt waists from latest styles  made from leading materials.-  White and colored fawns, di-  mitees, muslins, percales, organdies and patises.  See our ladles* and children's  colored wash dresses of grass  linen, fawns, piques, zephers, organdies and dimitees.  We invite an  early  inspection  while you can get a good selection  in all sizes from 32 to 44 bust.  Prices extremely low.  36 BAKER STREET, NELSON, B. 0.  .���mm. ,00 . fSJ> . 00 . 00 . 00 . 00 .00 . _* . 000 . 00 .00 . 00. _0  ��&�� ��?��- ��*_���>��� _m0 <^-.^ ^.s. 2?".^: ^:^: -S^S?  --eS-^-ag-^K!-*  < 0O0'0t0' 0&- 00  ��� -��*^-��s��  ��� 0*d ��� ����"���"  He was _.;*��3ins al the moment of the  explosion. Flyin'r debris struck him in  t'i ��� fac gpshiiig his eyes and may result in his total bimchiess. In Cripple  Crjek. lU'iijauiin\s assay office, north of  tht, Floro-iice and Cripple Creek depot,  wa.-* blown down. In the town of Gold-  field, about a mile and a half north,  Boyes cilice and another assay establishment were.wrecked. Boyce's family  occupied an adjoining room, but escaped without, fatal injuries.  The general impression here this  morning is that the acts are the result  cf a.general movement to rid the district of all li.'gh grade or purchasing in-  stitutior.s. Bloodhounds from Canon  Oily have been called for.  For years then, has been a systematic  stOtiling of rich ore from the mines,  amounting tc thousands of dollars  rnon'.hly. Tt is alleged that more than  fi/i y usisnyers. in. the district have made  a business of buying such ore. Recently  tho Mine Owner's Association discovered that shipments of high' grade ore  had been made by assayers from this  district to smelters at San Francisco  and Salt Lake, but all efforts to stop the  traffic were unavailing.  Another Shipwreck  V.ICTORIA, February 24.���The R. I.  Morse, the smallest schooner of the Victoria sealing fleet, owned by Bishop and  Cessford of this city, was struck by a  souall off the Oregon coast and turned turtle, one of the crew, George Donaldson being drowned. The rest of the crew were  taken off by the schooner Penelope and  transferred to the steamer Umatilla, which  brought them to Victoria. This is the  fourth schooner of the fleet to meet with  disaster, thus early in the season. The  Morse and Fawn are total wrecks and the  Oscar and Hattle are badly damaged.  Bank of Commerce Changes  TORONTO, February 24.���The Canadian  Bank of Commerce announces the follow-  sffi'g"^liangS':'^Gr"^vr=Parkesr=m'ana'gerJ^ali  New Westminster, B. C, to be manager at  Seaforth, Ontario; H. R. Davidson, accountant at Vancouver, to be manager at  New Westminster, B. C.  Death of Prominent Citizen  WINDSOR, February 24.-Dr. Coventry,  medical health ollicer of Windsor, and one  of tlie most prominent citizens, is dead of  mieumonUi,  KOOTENAY....  COFFEE CO.  ****************************  Coffee Roasters  Daal8r8 ln Tea and Coffee  ���*********************.***.  We are offering at lowest prices tho beat  grades o Ceylon, India, China and Japan  Teas.  Our Bosf% Mocha and Java Coffee, per  pound %   16  Mocha and Java Blend, 3 pound**    1 00  Choice Blond Coffee, _ pounds    1 00  Special E'��nd Coffee, 6 pounds 1 09  Rio Blend Coffee, 6 pounds    1 00  Spocial Blond Coylon Tea, per ponnd      SO  A TRIAL ORDER SOLICITED.  KOOTENAY COFFEE GO.  Telephone"177.  P. 0. Box 182.  WEST BAKER STREET, NELSON.  OOZMTP^lsTZ"  OFFICE: BAKER STREET WEST, NELS0,N, B. C.  TELEPHONE *#0, 219,    P. 0. BOX 688.  PRBLE, BUILDING STON  SHIOH AND LliH|E  a     ���      ���     n     ��  For Sale  EXPRESS   CIGAR   COMPANY.  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:  Cigars���  Domestic .3262 94  Imported        434 53  Imported in bond     3U7 80  Scotch whiskey in bond     316 69  Kefused Jurisdiction  WASHINGTON, February 21. ��� The  United States supreme court has refused  tu take jurisdiction in the Northern Securities Merger case, in whicli the state of  Minnesota made application.  Assay Offices Dynamited  VICTOR, Colorado, February 24.���  Cripple creek is in a suite of terror owing to a preconcerted attack upon all  the leading assay offices doing business  in the business district. Beginning at  three o'clock this morning, and following in rapid succession, six explosions  wrecked as many assay offices. In the  cevitrcs, ranging from Victor to Cripple creek ai:d up to Goldfieid. In every  instance the object sought by the incendiaries wus accomplished by the destruction ol the oflice with their equipment of delicate balances. The raiders  di'l not hestitate to jeopardize life, as  ai; but cnt oE the buildings was occupied by sleeping families. As it was,  men,women and children were hurled  out of tlioi: bcd<* by the shocks and ser-  io'.'-j injuries inflicted.  The full extent of the damage done  canri'i". I'a estimated, tn this city the  Driven port ofiice was wrecked by two  explosions, involving a loss of ?1200.  Almost at the same time the assay offices of V.iMvaker. Swan and Willianms  wo*, treated likewise. The loss was approximately h.. 'aicjc as Davenport's.  One man, a minor, iras severely injured iu the explosion at "William's ofiice.  Death of John W. Cooke  IKOERSOLT-, February 21. ��� John W.  Cook, who has been Idontllled with the  cheese export business for the past quarter  of n century, died  yesterday.  Sectional Book Oases  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  3.65  11 1-4 inch section, each  3.95  13 *l-4 inch section, each  4.50  All sections are 34 inches wide by 12  inches deep.  Canada Drug & Book Co.  ENGINEERS, FIREMEN, MACHINISTS  and electricians send for 40 pagre pamphlet  containing questions asked by the examining board ot engineers to obtain engineer's  licgensn. Address Ocorse A. Zellor, Publisher, 18 S. 1th street, St. Louis, Missouri,  U. S. A.  .4381 91  Fixtures and office furniture     480 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 8 per cent per  annum.  This Is an excellent opportunity to so-  cure a good paying business.  The stock, books of the company, and  stock sheets may be inspected on application to the, undersigned. ,  The highest or any tender hot; necessarily accepted.       . ...,.._   ,,   .   j  E. B. McDERMip..  Clemen ts-Hillyer "-block.1 ���*"*<       Liquidator  -TOTIfJE.   ''  Notice la hereby given that I intend to  apply at the next sitting of the board of  license commissioners for the City of Nelson, to be held after the expiration of  thirty days from the date hereof, for a  transfer of the retail liquor license now  held by me for the "Grand Hotel," situate  on Vernon street in the City of Nelson, on  the east half of lot 4, block 2, sub-division  of lot 95, group 1, "West Kootenay district,  to John Biomberg of the City of Nelson.  GUS  NELSON;  Witness: A. BENSON.  Dated this Becond day of January, 1902.  ST. LEON HOT SPRINGS  GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION.  I have much pleasure in extending an Invitation to all to attend the celebration of  tho opening of my new hotel, at St. Leon  Hot Springs, on Tuesday, February ISth.  M. GRADY.  NOTICE.  Sealed tenders for tho erection of a floating boat house for the Nelson Boat Club  will be received by tho undersigned up to  Saturday the 22nd day of February, 1002,  at 12 o'clock noon. Plans and specifications  can be seen at the oflice of the architect,  George D. Curtis. The lowest or any ten-  dor not necessarily accepted.  W. A. FRASER,  Secretary the Nolson Boat Club.  Nelson, B. C, February 13th, 1902.  The   Mansfield    Manufacturing  Company   j  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  co3yc_p.A-2sr"5r  OFFICE:    BAKER STREET WEST, HEIS0J*, B. C.  TELEPHONE NO. 219.   P. 0. BOX 688.  WHOLESALE DIRECTORY   ASSAYERS' SUPPLIES.  W. F. TEETZEL & CO.���COIiNER OF  Baker and Josephine Streets, Nelson,  wholesale dealers ln assayers' supplies.  Agents for Denver Fire Clay Company.  ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES.  KOOTENAY ELECTRIC SUPPLY ���&  Construction Company���Wholesale dealers  in telephones, annunciators, bells, batteries, electric llxturea and appliances. Houston Bloclc, Nelson.  P. BURNS & CO., BAKER STREET,  Meison, wholesale dealers in fresh and  cured meats. Cold storage.  GROCRIES.  . KOOTENAY SUPPLY COMPANY, LIM-  ited, "Vernon Street, Nelson, wholesale  grocers.  JOHN CHOLDITCH & CO. ��� FRONT  Street, Nelson, wholesale.grocers.  A. MACDONALD & CO.-CORNER OF  Front and Hall Streets, Nelson, wholesale  grocers and jobbers ln 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 AND7DRY GOODS.  TURNER. BEETON & CO.-CORNER  Vernon and Josephine Streets, Nelson,  wholesale dealers ln liquors, cigars, and  dry goods. Agents for Pabst Brewing Company of Milwaukee and Calgary Brewing  Company of Calgary.  NOTICES OF MEETINGS,  JFK^^^AL_SOCIETIEa__^  KOOTENAY TENT NO. 7, K. O. T. M.���  Regular meetings flrst and third Thursdays of each month. Visiting: Sir Knights  are cordially invited to attend. Dr. W.  Rose, R. K.; A. VV. Purdy, Com.; G. A.  Brown, P. C.  NO'LSON LODGE, NO. 23, A. F. &  A. M., meets second Wednesday ln  each month. Sojourning brethren  Invited.  NELSON AERIE. NO. 22, F. O. E.-  Meets second and fourth Wednesday of  each month at Fraternity Hall. George  Bartlett, president; J. V. Morrison, secretary.  NELSON ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER NO.  123, G. R. C���Meets third Wednesday. So^  journing companions invited. George Johnstone, Z.; Thomas J. Sims, S. E.  TRADES AND LABOR UNIONS.  BUSINESS DIRECTORY.   ^52SI���5,*?!5*   A.   C.  EWART,  ARCHITECT���ROOM  3,  Aberdeen Block, Baker Street, Nelson.  J3RAYAGE.  FURNITURE, PIANOS, SAFES, ETC.,  moved carefully at reasonable rates. Apply J. T. Wilson, Phone 270, Prosser's Second Hand Store, Ward Street.  FURNITURE.  D. J. ROBERTSON & CO., FURNITURE  dealers, undertakers, and embalmers. Day  ���phone No. 292, night 'phone No. 207. Next  new postoffice buildim*, Vernon Street,  Nelson.  "MINERS' UNION, NO 96, W. F. .of M.���  Meets In Miners' Union Hall, northwest  corner of Baker and Stanloy 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: Ma- i  chine men $3.50, haimnersmea $3.26, muckers, carmen, shovelurs, and other underground laborers $3.  JOURNEYMEN BARBERS' INTERNA-  ttonal Union of America, Local No. 1%,  Nelson, B. C. Meets every second and  fourth Monday in each month, at S o'clock j  sharp. Visiting members invited. Eli Sutcliffe, president; E. DeMers, secretary.  LAUNDRY        WORKERS'        UNION - i  Meets   at  Miners'   Union  Hall   on   fourth'  Monday in every month at 7:30 o'clock p.  m. B. Pape, president; A. W. MoFee, sec--  retar_\  CARPENTERS' UNION MEETS WED-  nesday evening of each week at 7 o'clock,-  In Miners' Union Hail. John Burns, sr.,  president, William Raynard, secretary.  PAINTERS' UNION MEETS THE FIRST  and third Fridays in each month at Miners'  Union Hall at 7:30 sharp. Walter R. Kee,  president; Henry Bennett, secretary.  COOKS* AND WAITERS' UNION, NO.  141, W. L. U., meets at*Miners' Union Halt  second and last Tuesdays tn each month ��.t  8:30 p. m. sharp. Chris Luft, president;  C. F. Bell, secretary; H. M. Fortier financial secretary.  PLASTERERS' UNION MEETS 15VERY  Monday evening In the Elliot Block, at 8  o'clock. J. D. Moyer, president; William  Vice, secretaa-y.   P. O. Box 1CL THE NELSON TRIBUNE:  TUESDAYS MORNING, FEBRUARY 25,-1902  MOHTHBAI  CAPITAL, all paid up....$12,000,000.00  RBST    7,000.000.00  UNDIVIDED PROS-ITS        876581.6*1  Lord Strathcona aud Mount Royal ...Prosldont  Hon. Georgo A. Orummoud Vico-Prosidont)  E, S. Clovston  Qoaoral Manager  NELSON BRANCH  Oornor Bakor and Kootenay Streets.  A. H. BUCHANAN, Manager.  Brnuohos ln London (England) New York,  Chicago, aud all the principal cities ln Canada,  Buy and soil Sterling Exchange and Cable  Transfers.  Grant Commercial and Travelora' Credits,  available* in any Part et the world.  Drafts Issued, Collections Mado, Etc.  Savings Bank Branch  CTTRKENT 11ATK OF INTEREST PAID.  WAS NO SHORTAGE OF GARS  Fernie Paper Denies the Bumor  The statement, has beeu made in several eastern papers that shipping facilities at Fernie were much hampered by  lack of cars, and that in consequence  the smelting and refining industries in  * British Columbia were impaired to a  very considerable extent.  The statement, too, if allowed to go  uncontradicted, would necessarily contribute to the injury of local shipping  interests. In justice to the Canadian  Pacific railway, inquiry has been made  at the local offices, and the information  * elicited from the officials shows the statement has ho foundation in fact. There  can be and is no doubt that the present  yr-ar has taxed the capacity of every  trunk line in America to keep up with  the enormously increased demands for  , rolling stock. In every great shipping  centre it is well known that many iudus-  ��� tries have heen seriously crippled by  the utter inability of the railways to  ---*"move their output promptly, simply because cars could not be omcnied. At  Pittsbursr, the centre of the great-coal  mining industry, we are credibly informed that, coal shipments were absolutely impracticable for as much as  '������     ten days at a time.  Railway companies can only exercise  human foresight, and there is no company that is not eager for traffic, but  the unprecedented crop of 1901 has put  it beyond the power to handle traffic  as expeditiously as could be desired.  The traffic originating nt this point is  almost entirely coal and lumber, and we  Have been permitted access to car reports for the past several months, and  cannot find in any instance where cars  have not been supplied promptly, and  no delay that could possibly work any  injury to shippers has been in evidence.  Railway companies are always considered fair game to call down the wrath  of man, but we are decidedly of the  ,i*?_ opinion that so far as Fernie is inter-  ' "ested in the transportation problem,  there is no just cause for any serious  complaint.���Fernie Free Press.  LEADERSHIP OF TAMMANY  Nixon is Recognized  - NEW YORK, February 24.���Has the  question been settled at last, the question whether Croker is really out aud  Nixon is really the leader? James J.  Martin, leader of the Tammany organization in the Twenty-seventh district,  has announced that he takes Mr. Croker's retirement in good faith, and is  opposed to Mr. Croker resuming the  leadership. To this Mr. Nixon adds his  official statement, that any one who  challenges Mr. Croker's good faith in retiring challenges   his   good   faith,   and  - that-to=assume^tn'at^he__XM_____5ixqn)  would accept an equivocal position~and  -    fi..,,������t,���.,,i -;- n rpdeet.ion on  wouiu accept, au oiunuu, _.���.,     be a mere figurehead "is a reflection on  himself. No man can come on him, he  says, with orders from another. Now,  this is all very satisfactory, so far as ���  it goes. It proves that Mr. Nixon believes that Mr. Croker has retired iu  good faith, and for good, and that he  himself is actual leader and no figurehead. But right here come in John C.  Sheehan with the story of Croker's re-,  tirement and of his ((Sheehan's) le'idci'-  ship. Singularly enough this stoi'y is  ventilated at tlie very time Mr. Martin  raises and Mr. Nixon answers the question of good faith of Mr. Croker's present retirement. About seven years ago  Mr. Croker got tired of politics, resigned *  as chairman of the Tammany finance  committee, and naming Mr. Sheehan as  his successor, went to Europe. Mr. Sheehan took Mr. Croker at his word; and  actually considered himself the leader  of.Tammany hall. He piloted the organization through the depressing experience of the campaign of 1896, and pre-  . pared it for the municipal campaign of  IS97. Then Mr. Croker returned. Mr.  Sheehan alleges that, as a matter of  coutesy, he invited Mr. Croker to attend a meeting of the finance co**hrnit-  tee, and urged him to speak. Mr. Croker said lie was glad to see old friends  again, and while he was out. of politics  he thought there was every chance for  Tammany to win. This is a different  version of the meeting than that given  by district attorney ."jerome, but then  Mr. Sheehan was present and Mr. Jerome was not. But at the very time Croker made that speech, alleges Mr. Sheehan the other day, "he was the very  head and front of a conspiracy to regain  control of Tammany hall." "That conspiracy," continued Mr. Sheehan, "began to have fruit with my consenting tc  his urging that Van Wyck be nominated.  I didn't discover what a trap 1 had beetled into until ten days after I nominate*"  Van Wyck. I couldn't hack out then  But from the moment I discovered thai  Croker was a cheat and a fraud I opposed him openly in and out of Tammany hall, and 1 have never ceased thai  opposition.' Other men's experience  with Mr. Croker have been different  fiom Mr. Sheehan's. He found him t*  be a "cheat," hut others have found hirr  to be "true as steel" and absolutel*  faithful to his friends. That is what  Mr. Nixon believes of him.   If Mr. Nixon j  THE CANADIAN  BANK OF COMMERCE  WITH WHICH IS AMALGAMATED  THE BANK  OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.  HEAD OFFICE: TORONTO.  Paid-up Capital, -     ���     $8,000,000  Reserve Fund,       - $2,000,000  ACCRECATE RESOURCES OVER $65,000,000;  Hon. Geo. A. Cox,  President.  B. E. Walker,  General Manager  London Office, 60 Lombard Street, B. O.  New Tork  Offlce, 10   Exchange   Place,  and 63 Brunches In Ca.nii.da and the  United States.  SAYINGS BANK DEPARTMENT:  Interest allowed on deposits.   Present rate  threo per cent.  GRANGE V. HOLT,  Manaj-er Nelson Branch.  is right Croker is now out of politics  for good. If Mr. Sheehan is right, then  there is a danger that Croker will, in a  year or two, return and attempt to regain control of the organization as he  did in 1897.  RHODES' MEAT CONTRACTS  Will Save Britain Thousands  SOUTHAMPTON, February 24.���The departure of Air. Rhodes for South Africa is  In some way sup-posed to indicate that the  long drawn out Boer war is drawing- to a  close. In spite of this Mr. Rhodes returns  to the Cape with contracts in his pockets  for supplying- the army in South Africa  with fresh meat amounting to several million pounds. This indicates that whatever  may be done in the direction of ending the  war Great Britain contemplates keeping: a  large military establishment in South Africa, on a similar scale to those of India  aud Ireland.  There are whispers around the war office  of plans for offering' large inducements to  veterans who have served in the British  army to settle in the Transval so that in  case of emergency a large reserve force  could be easily accessible.  Mr. Rhodes has formed a company under  the auspices of the De Boers to establish  in South Africa a new cold storage company of large financial resource.  Tho concern is Mr. Rhodes, although he  dees not even appear as a director in it.  The scope of Mr. Rhodes' ideas is not  limited to supplying the military demands,  it being his intention to supply the whole  of British South Africa, including the  Chartered Company's territory, with thoroughly equipped cold storage facilities  whereby fresh meat will no longer be such  expensive luxury. To carry but this plan  a vast fleet of refrigerator vessels will be  employed and extensive contracts made  with the meat trade of Australia and New  Zealand. ,       -,  Mr. Rhodes was given the contract at far  lower prices than had teen paid to the  present monopoly at the Cape, which last  year after paying 7 per cent dividend to its  stockholders cleared ov*er pie million sterling���dividend and bonus amounting to over  100 per cent. This was undtrstood to have  been done principally at th^ government's  expense. The South African Supply & Cold  Storage Company, to which the new venture of Mr. Rhodes is opposed, includes In  Its directorate a majority of jro-Boer sympathizers and their chagrin oi\ discovering  tho name of tho now "lowesj bidder" to  whom the contracts were awaided, is said  to have bon intense. The South African  Collossus seems to have laid lis plans so  consummately that government officials  and all concerned were taken by'surprise.  The decreased cost of maintaining the  army at the Cape; under the.-ne***, contract  will amount to hundreds of thousands of  pounds and will also be a great: boon to  the'people of the various colonies.'  Sir Blundell Maple is said to have had  the active assistance of Cecil Rtiodes in..  pushing inquiries into the remount'scandal  by which.the British government was  swindled out of forty million dollars'out of  an expenditure of ninety .million dollars.  -From^what^'has_transplre(l-lt-appearsI-.:that-  an average of one hundred and sixty dollars was paid for old car horses which: were .  only fit for the bonoyard. Americans are  said to have bon implicated in the frauds  and if the-hands of tha government can be  forced it is likely that the matter will be  presented to the Washington authorities.  The prolongation ot'the war is. said ;to bo  Juo in no small degree lo the useles'sness  of these worse than useless steeds', tho  only horses worth calling by name having  been of English and Irish breed of j'those  obtained from Austro-Hungary. ;  Instead of complaining that the United  States permitted' the c*-*pprt< of horses  which were contraband of war the Boers  should have tendered a vol. of thanks to  their unscrupulous allies and perhaps, un-  inteuilonul friends In the Stales.  JONES TELLS OF THE CRIME  Done at Patrick's Suggestion  NEW YORK, February 21.���The most important development so far in the trial of  Albert T. Patrick, charged with the murder  if millionaire William M. Rice, has- been  the discoveries of Charles F. Jones, who  wns Rice's personal attorney and clerk,  who related the alleged incidents of preparation by Patrick of assignments of Rice's  picpcrty to Patrick, us these events had  'oeen previously stated- by the witness.  Jones and Rico never signed the assignments; when Patrick took the papers from  Rice's apartments they were unsigned, but  when the witness-"next saw them they bore  the name of W. M. Rice. Rice, Jones said  had seen Patrick for the first time in tho  .spring of 1900 and again in the summer of  the same year, but'thero was no conversation betwen the two men on either occasion.. The night before Rice died the witness gave him two powders that hnd been  put up by a druggist in Houston, Texas.  The witness did not know of what they  were conuiosed. :  Early in the week before -Rice's death,  witness said, there was recciH'cd a draft  from Henry Oliver of Houston, Texas, of  $25,000 towards repaying the damage caused  by tho burning of the Merchants and  Planters Oil Company's plant.  A feature of Jones' testimony yesterday  Wit.; his description of the death of the old  millionaire late on Sunday afternoon. AVitness said:  "Mr.   Rico   was   far  from  well   and   fell  OP     G-AJIX^JDJ-.  Capital (paid up)  Rest  S2.500.000  $1,850,000  HEAD  OFFICK. TORONTO, ONTARIO.  Branches In' Northwest Territories, Provinces of  British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.  E. HAY  Inspector.  T. R. MERR1TT  President.  D. Xi. WIL.KIE  Vive-President.  NELSON   BRANCH,  BURNS BLOCK.  A general banking businoss transacted.  Savings Dopartmout,���Deposits received and  interest allowed.  Drafts sold, available in all part of Canada,  United States aud Kuropo.  Special attention given to coll       ns.  J. M. LAY, Manager.  once when he tried to leave his chair. I  picked him up ahd laid him on his bed and  he went to sleep. I wrote a telegram and  went out to send it. I telephoned Patrick  and ho met me at the telegraph ollice.  Patrick said it was time to give Rice the  chloroform. Now that the draft had arrived  from Texas and captain Baker was coming,  we should lose all that we had gained if  Mr. Rice was not ])ut away at once. I objected that I had never agreed to do anything of that sort, but Patrick insisted and  I yielded. I made a cone of the towel and  placed it over my own face. I felt the effects and put more chloroform on it and  went to Mr. Rice's room.  "lie was still sleeping. I put the cone  over his face and then ran out of the room.  He was lying just'as I left him. I took tlie  towel off his face and put it in the fire.  It burned. Then I opened all the windows  and telephoned to Patrick.  "Patrick told me to say if all was over  that Mr. Rice 'was very well,' and that was  th.-; message I gave. Patrick said he would  come over, but that he did not want to get  there before Dr. Curry arrived. They  reached the house together. I mot them and  told them 'he is dead. Patrick exclaimed:  'Oh, my God, that is the worst thing that  could have happened to me.' He told me before hand that he intended to say that to  deceive Dr. Curry. The doctor said that ho  wculd need an undertaker, and Patrick  said: 'Yes, and a death certificate.' Dr.  Curry made out the certificate and the undertaker was sent for. Patrick visited tlie  room where Mr. Rice's papers were kept,  and took away with him all the papers he  ci uld find. Patrick talked to me in Dr.  Curry's absence and gave no hint of anything wrong.  0*'00'     V'00'00'00' 0Z0'00'00.00.00  0*  *9$  _p0.  to  9\  9\  to  to  m  9\  to  2***************************************w  - 1S0O-B3TABLIBHBD IN NH)LS0N-19O_  s  Jacob Dover   The Jeweler  Nelson, B. C.  Now that I am through stock-taking I intend to reduce my stock by giving  the public a rednction of 15 per cent off on the dollar. I invite you all and!  guarantee all goods sold  We have so many different lines that it is impossible to mention them all  but here are a few of them.  Diamond and Pearl Jewelry, Watches, Clocks, Silverware, Karn Pianos  and Sewing Machines  Jacob Dover,   "The Jeweler."  ^******************************.***************.******************;***1S^  _J  _K__ __________ _S___S__ _2__: _____ !g��__0Zl&\i _�����  <���<&��� <Su0 <S0r ^00 GS&0- itS^ ^m** *&��*z^-&'**iP'  . ���S-T* ��r�� ��r�� ��?��� vsT* ^sr* ��r�� ������*���?��� *vv ��� *��������.  9\  9\  9*  9\  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  m  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  tf  tf  tf  tf  tf  tf  tf  tf  tf  tf  tf  tf  NOYES WILL BE REMOVED  Attorney General Knox Reports  WASHINGTON, February 24.���Attorney general Knox has delivered to the  president his findings in the.matter of  the charges _ filed against Arthur H.  Noyes, judge of the second division of  the United States district court of Alaska. The charges allege incompetency  and corruption, althought the attorney  general says the charge of dishonesty  was not pressed.  After reviewing the case at length, the  attorney general concludes his report as  follows:     '. '���-    ���  "Such was the trend of this Nome negotiation out of which sprung so much  complaint, bitterness and public scandal.  After review it remains that the actual  consequences of these proceedings in  the Alaska district court were to bring  that confidence in its wise and impartial  administration of justice.  /'In view of the foregoing, and after  tlie most careful consideration, I have  concluded:  "First, that the appointment of a receiver in tho case referred to, without  notice to the defendants and the refusal  upon hearing to discharge the receiver,  and the consequent dispossession of the  "d.feffdants"bf=their*rpropertyrr.v<-erei=not  justified under the facts, the pleadings  and their principles of equity.  ' "Second, that there is no jurisdiction  shown ��� for the refusal by judge Noyes  to settle a bill of exceptions at the instance of the defendants, and for the refusal to allow them to "appeal.  "Third, that after an appeal had been  allowed by the circuit court, of appeals,  and the writ of supersedeas had been  served upon judge Noyes, the plaintiffs  and the receiver, judge Noyo's attitude  toward the writ was one of hostility and  obstruction, which was totally inconsistent with his judicial duty toward a  superior court and toward the litigants  seeking through the court reversal of  his judicial action.  "Fouth, that judge Noyes should  forthwith be removed from office."  The president will approve of these  findings and promptly dismiss judge  Noyes from office.  Students Brutally Beaten  LONDON, February 24.���The St. Petersburg correspondent of the Daily "Express  says that tho police, learned that about j  500 students had arranged a meeting to be  Jield in a certain theater last Friday  ���night, quickly filled the galleries with a  thousand dvorniks. After the performances  vhad ended at midnight the students renin ined in the pit and the dvorniks in the  gtiilories. At 3 o'clock in the morning the.  dvorniks suddenly descended and attacked  the students, beating them with clubs in  a most brutal manner. The students had  arms and ribs broken and some of them  were killed. A large number of them have  been sent to the hospital, while others have  been imprisoned.  Venezuelan Revolt Growing  WILLEMSTADT, February 24.���In  spite of the bulletins of victories over  insurgents published by the Venezuelan  government, advices received here from  Caracas indicate that the revolution is  gaining ground daily. New uprisings  are reported in almost all parts of the  country, notably in the Tachira district,  on the Colombian frontier, and in the  vicinity of Barcelona where the insurgents are concentrated. It was also asserted that general Matos' revolutionary steamer Libertador, having landed  ammunition,   arms  and   reinforcements  at Pedernales, in the gulf of Paria, the  insurgents assembled at Maturin, assumed the offensive and defeated the  government troops at Elpitar, a village  situated fully fifty kilometers from  Karaupano, in the state of Bermudese.  The latter place is said to be threatened  by the insurgents. The report that the  insurgent general Biera had been defeated by the government troops at  Sauca has not been confirmed. The  Venezuelan government continues to  cause numerous arrests,.here and there,  of persons believed to be hostile, with  the result that the population generally  is becoming exasperated.  Nova Scotia's Surplus  HALIFAX, February 24.���The budget  speech of the acting premier, honorable  J. W. Longley, showed the finances of  Nova Scotia to be in splendid condition.  The government was able to close the  year with a surplus of .1303, but if certain sums expended on the new public  works property changeable to capital  account were excluded the real surplus  would be $61,000. The total revenue was  ��1,090,229, the largest single item of  which was $437,72G royalties on coal and  mierals. The net debt of the province  is now  .2,500,000.  Canadian Steel Rails  SAULT STE. MARIE, February 24.���The  flrst stage in the manufacture of steel rails  has ben reached at the Algoma Steel Company's works, when for the first time steel  in Algoma was manufactured by the Bessemer process. The conversion of pig iron  into steel was witnessed by about 300 people,  most of whom carried* home souvenirs of  the event in the form of pieces of newly  manufactured steel. Just a year ago today-  work was begun on the immense building  of tho company, and uiey are now very  near completion, with the exception of part  of the roofing. Within the next few months  it is expected that president Clergue's  fondest hopes will be realized in the manufacture of steel rails.  Jake Gandaur Injured  RAT PORTAGE, February 2-1.���Jake Gau-  daur, the well known oarsman was sever-  ly injured at the curling rink Friday evening by slipping on the ice. He struck on his  head and shoulders, cutting a large gash  over the left eye and breaking his collar  bone. He was rendered unconscious for  some minutes, but was revived and removed to his rooms at the Russell House  where he is restin gas well as can be expected under the circumstances. As a con-  seciuence he will be laid up for some time.  Porto Rica Lumber Go.  (LIMITED)  Rough and  Dressed  Lumber  Shingles  Mouldings  A-1 White Pine Lurqber Always in  Stock,.  We carry a complete stock of  Ocaat Flooring, Ceiling, Inaide Finish, Turned Work, Sash and Doors.  Special order work will receive  prompt attention.  Porto Rico Lumber Co.Ltd.  CORNER OF  HENDRYX AND VBRNON* OTRBSTrB  ^^<j^^^5_r_2_^^  PROVINCIAL    SECRETARY'S    OFFICE.  His honor tho lieutenant governor in  council has been pleased to make the fol-  lng appointments:  27th January, 1902.  Christopher Morrison, alderman, and  Frederick Starkey, of tho 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  bo members of the board of commissioners  of police for the said city.  NOTICE.  IN THE SUPREME COURT OF BRITISH  COLUMBIA.  In the matter of the "Winding Up Act,  Chapter 129 o�� tho revised statutes of  Canada and amending acts, and ln tho  matter of tho Athabasca Gold Mine, Limited.  Notico Is hereby given that tho honorable  the chief justice has lixed Friday the 17th  day of January, 1902, at tho hour of 11  o'clock In tho forenoon at tho Law Courts,  Now AVestmtnster, British Columbia, as  tho timo and place for tho appointment of  an official liquidator of tho abovo named  company. J.  J.  CAMBRIDGE,  District Registrar.  CLASSIFIED ADS.   ARTICLES FOR SALE.   SEWING MACHINES OF ALL KINDS  for sale or rent at the Old Curiosity Shop.    LODGERS. ; .  FOR EOu.- AND TABLE BOARD. AP-  ply third house west ot Ward on Victoria  street.  EMPLOYMENT AGENCY^^^  WESTERN CANADIAN EMPLOYMENT  Agency. Wanted help of all kinds. Storage  for household and other goods. Skates  sharpened at cProsser's Second Hand Store,  AVard Street, Nelson.  SEWING MACHINES B^OR SALE.  HAVE YOU TRIED  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.  WANTED���A WOMAN OR GIRL TO  help with housework and baby. Good  ��� wages. Apply to John Hutcheson, Cranbrook, B. C.  PROVINCIAL    SECRETARY'S    OFFICE.  His Honour the Lieutenant-governor ln  Council has been pleased to make the following appointments:  8th January, 1902.  William Edwin Newcombo, of Trout  Lake, Esquire, M.D., CM., to be resident  physician at the said place.  John M. Holland, of the City of Grand  Forks,  Esquiro,   to  be a notary public in  and for the provinco of British Columbia.  ,   9th January, 1902.  Frederick Fraser, of the City of Revelstoke, Esquire, to he-  Stipendiary magistrate,  Government Agent,  Assistant Commissioner of Lands and  Works,  Collector of Revenue Tax,  District Registrar, of Births, Deaths and  Marriages, and Registrar under the "Marriage Act," for the Revelstoke Division of  West Kootenay,  Gold Commissioner for the Revelstoke,  Illeclllewaet, Lardeau and Trout Lako  Mining Divisions,  Clerk of the Peace for the County of  Kootenay,  District Registrar of the Revelstoke registry of the Supreme Court, and  Collector of Votes for the Revelstoke riding of the West Kootenay District, vice  Mr. W. J. GoepeL  TAX NOTIOE.  Notice   is   hereby given,   ln   accordance  with the statutes, that provincial revenue  tax,   and  all  assessed  taxes  and  lncomo  tax, assessed and levied under tho Assessment Act and amendments,  are now due  and  payable  for  tho year 1902.   All  taxes  duo and collectable for tho Nelson Assessment District aro now due and payable at  my ollice. situate at the court house, Ward  streot,   Nelson.    This  notice,   In   terms  of  law, Is equivalent to a personal demand by  me upon all persons liable for taxes.  HARRY WRIGHT,  Assessor and Collector,  Nelson Postofllco.  Dated at Nelson, 13th Jlinuary, 1302.  Soparato sealed tenders, addressed to tho  undersigned will bo received at this ofllco  until Tuesday, February 25th, Inclusively,  for tho construction of tho armories at tho  foliowlnj; places:  1st. Revelstoke, B. G.  2nd. Kamloops, U, C  3rd. Kaslo, B. C. *  4th. Nelson, B. C.  Plans and specifications can bo seen and  forms of tende��s obtained for Revelstoke  and Kaslo on application to tho postmasters at thoso places; at Nelson at tho ollice  of Mr. J. A. Macdonald, architect. Nelson;  for Kamloops at the ofllco of Mr. A.  Thompson, clerk of works, Kamloops; and  for all the works at the department of  public works, Ottawa.  Envelopes containing tenders must be endorsed "Tender for armory, Revelstoke;"  "Tender for armory, Kamloops;" "Tender  for armory, Kaslo;" and "Tender for armory. Nelson" respectively.  Persons tendering are notified that tenders will not be considered unless made on  the form supplied, and signed with their  actual signatures.  Each tender must be accompanied by an  accepted check on a chartered bank, made  payable to the order of the honorable the  minister of public works, equal to ten per  cent (10 p.c.) of tho amount of the tender,  which will be forfeited if the party decline to enter into a contract when called  upon to do so, or if he fail to complete the  work contracted for. If the tender be not  accepted the check will he returned.  The department does not bind Itself to accept the lowest   i-.r -<nv ''-rider.  By order,  FK1*]'    ;)*���     -.'AS, Secretary.  Department of Pul..,<j  \\ urks,  Ottawa, January 25th, 1902.  Newspapers inserting this advertisement  without authority from the department will  not be paid for It.  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-.-k, and good garden  with bearing fruit trees. Situated on Mill  .street, near corner of Hall street. For  terms, etc., apply  R. W. DAY. Madden Block.  A PUKE DELICIOUS        HP  STRONG AND FLAVOEY     JL  A  IN GENEEAL USE  THROUGHOUT CANADA  Wholesale and Retai  Head Office at  NELSON, B.,0..  Dealers in Meats  Markets at  Nelson,   Rossland,   Trail,   Ka_lo, Ymlr,   Sandon,   Silverfcon, J-TsF  Denver, Revelstoke, Pergnson  Grand _?ork_, Greenwood, Cascade Oiiy, Mfd  way, and Vancouver.  West Kootenay Butelier Co.  ALL KINDS OF  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLES.* LB AND RETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  K, W. C BLOCK  WARD STEEET  E. C. TRAVES, Manager  TREMONT HOUSE  1321 TO S3i|BAKBR STREET, NELSON  AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN  , _.-.__     PLANS .  MEALS 25 CENTS  Rooms Lighted by Electricity and Heated oy Steam 25 Cents to $1  IMPERIAL BBBWfflB COMPANY  EMERSON & REISTERER.  BREWERS OF THE BEST  LAGER BEER  STEAM BEER  AND PORTER  When you want the Best, ask for  IMPERIAL BEER.  DRUG STORE EARLY CLOSIM  ON AND AFTEE JANUARY 1st.  The public Is notlflod that on and after  January 1st our placce of businoss -will  close at 9 o'clock every night except Ba.t-  urday and the day preceding a public holiday.  Sunday hours 10 to 12 a. m., 2:30 to 4:30  p. m., 6:30 to 8:30 p. m.  CANADA BOOK & DRUG CO., Ltd..  W. F. TEETZEI/ & CO.,  J. H. VANSTONE.  &************.**********.#.  QUEEN'S HOTEL  BAKER   BTKB-BT,   N__b8��N.  Lighted by Electricity and Heated with Hot Air.  ___rce comfortable be4roo__a amd _U*7-t-  claaa dining room. Sample rooma tor commercial mam.  RATES 82 PER DAY  !Y|rs. E. G. Clarke, Prop.  Late of the Royal Hotel, Calgary  IVJadden House  Baker aad Ward  BtreeU, Nelaeu.  OF     COUH8K    TOO    WANT    11IR      I��KST<  T1TKN   OO   TO  ARTHUR    GEE  in Tremont Block.   Ho -will suit *rou.  Largo stock of Imported sciison's goods.  m  m  ���La  ���*&*********-*******i*-****$:'  SLOGAN JUNCTION HOTEL  3. H. VoKANUB, Msaaeer.  Bar -rtocked with best brands of wines,  Mq*aora, asd clear*. Be*r on draught. I_axge  comfortable reoms. Klrvrt clua tabla board.  NEWLING & GO.  AUCTIONEERS, VALUERS, ETC.  Kootenai* Street, next door to OMfpllows'Ilall  P. O. Box 633 NELSON, B.C.  Tha only hotal In JNalaon that haa r����  DuUned under on* management alnce LSW.  The bed-room* are well furnished and  lighted by electrlotcy.  The bar la always stooasa oy the best  domastlo and Imported llquora aad clgara,  THOMAS 1___I>DB_N, -proprietor.  HOTEL   ROSSLAND.  Third door from Grand Central Hotel  on Vernon street. Best doolar a day  house in twon. House and furniture  new. Room and board from ��5 to ?5.50  and $G per week. Table hoard $1. No  Chinese  employed   here.  J. V.  O'UUGHLIN.  artlett    House  Formorlj- Clarko Ilotel.  Tho Best $1 per Day Eouee ln Nelson.  None but whit�� help employed.  Tho bar the  boat.    G. W. BARTLETT, Proprietor  R. BEISTEBER & CO.  BREWKItS A>7D liOTTLK-ta OV  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER.  Prompt and regular delivery to the trato.  BRKWBBY  AT  KMhMON ���^���������ir-.-t.  yriAAAiA,-^:::  |*f^:77|pgS  l-1:7'!J-  i5S^ea-sag--ii-^*g^^  *���<_��������������<*���������  .____���. ,...���    ,.,,,,. -MM IffltAttt -MBittfll. WiWOAf .ttOfflflStt fllflMMY 86, 1908  ���3j��j83gra<6t<<<^^  ___     .   _____  _.    -     I_         . _.         ____.    _   _______ ���  ._. _ .,      I.       . .1    _.   . J _'��� -     .-.-   .   __*  _   .,,_  #������������..*��*�����������������������**��������������  ��� B; <?; flqepts for Dq-Quer pir-* <;iay Qft. , j  ��� . *  :  Dru^s apd /-Issay (jOod$  :  jU/.FJeetzel'&^o.;  Dealers In ' ���! :   j* _ 7  DRUGS  TOILET ARTICLES  PATENT MEDICINES  SPONGES, PERFUMERY, ETC.  Importers of and Jobbers ln  ASSAYERS* FURNACES, CRUCIBLES  SCORIFIERS, MUFFLES,  CHEMICALS AND CHEMICAL,  APPARATUS  Lawrence Hardware Co.  IMPOETEES AND DEALEES IN  Shelf and Heavy Hardware  AGENTS POS-Orescent,  Oanton, find Jessop's Steel, Bennett's Gutta Percha  Puse, Jenokes' Ore Oars  Hamilton Powder Company's Blasting Powder       __   _ Tl   n  and Dynamite jMSOIl,    D. U.  Eailr'oad, Mill, Mining and Bnilders' SnpplieB  TELEPHONE 39.  P. O. BOX 627.  Nelson Saw & Planing Mills  '.X_I3--Z_7-B.'P.'  CHARLES HILLYER, President. HARRY HOUSTON, Secretary.  RAILWAY TIME TABLE  CANADIAN PACIFIC SYSTEM  LEAVE  7:15 a m.  DaUy.  CROW'S NEST RAILWAY  Kuskonook, Creston, Moyie.  Cranbrook, Marysville, _ort  Steele, Klko, Fernie. Michel,  Ulairmorc, Frank, Macleod.  Lethbridixu, Winnipeg, and  all hasten* point..  LKAVE  6:40 p. ni,  DaUy  6:40 p. m.  Daily  8 a.m.  8 a. m.  AUKIVK  0:15 p. ni.  DaUy.  COLUMBIA & KOOTKNAY  RAILWAY  Robson, Nuktisn, Arrowhead,  Rovolstoko.nncl ull points cast  and west on C'.Klv, main lino.  Robson, Trail and Rossland.  Robson, Cascade, Grand  Forks, Phosnix. Urccnwood  and Midway.  (Daily except Sunday)  Robson. Trail and Rossland.  (Daily except Sunday)  ARKIVE  10:10 p.m.  Daily  10:10 p.m.  Dally  10:10 p.m.  11:35 a.m.  LEAVE  10 a. m.  SLOCAN RIVER RAILW'Y  Slocan City, Silverton, New  Denver. Threo Forks, Sandon  (Daily except Sunday)  1 p.m.  _ p. in.  KOOTKNAY  LAKE  STEAMBOATS  Balfour, PilotBay, Ainsworth  Kaslo and aU Way Landings.  (DaUy oxcept Sunday)  Lardo and all points on the  Lardo & Trout Lake Branch.  (Tuesdays, Thursdays and   Saturdays.)  ARRIVE  3:10 p.m.  ARRIVE  10:10  a. m.  11 a.m  GREAT NORTHERN SYSTEM.  LKAVK  Kaslo  7 a.m.  Nelson  6:00 p. m.  DaUy  NELSON & FORT  SHEP-  PARD RAILWAY  Depot    Ymlr, Salmo, Erie, Waneta,  9:40 a.m Northport, Rossland, ColvUle  Mount'in , and Spokane.  10:30 atm. Making; through connections  DaUy. j    at Spokane to tho south,  cast and west,  KOOTENAY LAKE  STEAMBOATS   *  Balfour, PUotBay, Ainsworth  Kaslo and all Way Landings.  miles, for it Is to ..H.\v tile Whlditlg;-  of the Tigris for hundreds of miles.  Where will England come in? She  will bide her time, and will inevitably  be summoned to the rescue as in the  case of the French railways now in construction in Abyssinia.  The porte is to find part of the money,  and German capitalists will supply the  rest. Anybody who knows the ways of  Turkish finance knows what this means.  The British cai*Jtalist will not show up  for the first year or two, but he will be  in reserve and will at last mainly own  the line, which is to regenerate the  Hear east  SEARCHING FOR TREASURE  Depot.  C:4o p.m.  Mount'in  5:59 p. in.  DaUy  ARRIVE  Kaslo  9:20 p. m.  Nelson  10:30 a.m.  Daily  Havo just received 3,000,0 feet of lc  of timber of any dimensions or lengths,  doors, and mouldings In Kootenay.  _s from Idaho, and we are prepared to out the largest bill  Estimates given at any time.  The largest stock of sash  COAST LUMBER OF ALL KINDS ON HAND  OFFTCR ANDSYARnSi   CORNER HALL AND FRONT 8TRKKT&  ���__���____������ -      , ��� ������.*��������������*���*������__��������� ���- i��� i ���-���*������.������ ������    ������  legitimate Slaughter  Furniture; Carpets, Linoleums, Fine Pictures^-Blankets, -Etc.  In addition to our already high-grade and low-marked goods,  we will offer for tto days only io:per cent off for cash. Our  terms are on the installment plan, one-thirdfcash, balance.in  three payments. Our. customers- are warned..^o take advantage of this great reduction Sale. Come any time of the  day.    Can always duplicate any article.  D.  The affair occurred near Orcbyfontein,  near Harrismith, Orange River Colony,  on November 9th, 1901, The small force was  skirmishing when a Boer boy, afterwards  found to be only six years of age, walked  up to private Hughes and, when close up  to him, deliberately shot him in the abdomen with a revolver he had concealed,  the wound proving fatal on November 10th.'  TURKEY'S RAILWAY SYSTEM  FURNITURE DEALERS  D. J. ROBERTSON & CO.  VERNON STREET, NELSON.  D. J. ROBERTSON & CO.  VERNON STREET, NELSON.  FURNITURE  CITY AND DISTRICT.  C. LeBlanc, a well known violinist has re-  rnos-ed  to  the city of Portland.  The meeting of the gun club called for  last evening at the Hume hotel, did not  materialize.  P-rry Wright, of this city, won the first  prize for waltzing at the Rossland carnival:  last week. The prize was a $25 locket.  vs. Carlson & Porter,  to Issue concurrentt  wrlt, ex juris,' which was granted.  V,  The Nelson hockey club have arranged to  meet the vanquished Sandon team on their  own ground at Sandon on Wednesday,  March 5th.  P. C. Barnes, of Fernie arrived in the  city last evening, having in charge D. L.  Brize and Solomon Gabriel, who were committed on a charge of obtaining money under false pretenses.  The subscription list for the Canadian  South African Memorial Association is  ���Jimled at the postofllce_ for the purpose of  raising a fund to locate the graves of Canadians who lost their lives ln the South African war and to erect suitable monuments  to'^their memory. The association is under  the patronage of the governor-general, lord  Minto. The local subscription has been  commenced by a $50 donation by postmaster  J. A. Gibson.  Certificates of work were granted at the  mining<j*ecorder's offlce on the following  properties: Standard, Norah and Free Silver to Joseph Boyer et al, and on the Gen-  esse to Jennie C. Atkins.  The third of the series of lectures under  the auspices- of the Florence Crittenden  work will be given this afternoon in the  Baptist church by Dr. McLennan. The subject of the lecture will be "Tuberculosis."  Judge Forin held chambers yesterday  morning and disposed of the following  business: In the case of superintendent  Felt vs. Dickinson et al, application was  made by R. W. Hannington for the plaintiff, to examine the defendants Dickinson  and Miller. The order was made. Applica-  lon was made In the case ot Macdonald  Criminal Cases  The prisoners John Gryff and Lahola, two  Russians who were brought in from Fernie  last week, charged with stealing, receiving  and forging Dominion express orders to  the amount of $72, were given the privilege before judge Forin yesterday of electing speedy trial or await the assizes. They  pleaded not guilty and elected a speedy  trial,  which  will  be arranged  later.  The prisoner John Purcell, also from Fernie, was also up before the judge for election. He pleaded guilty to the charge of  forging a time check for the amount of  $7.50 and was given one month's imprisonment.  Killed by a Child  Tho London Times recently published a  letter from a Dover correspondent which  says: One of the most surprising incidents  of the present war I.s reported in the case  of the death of private H. I-I. Hughes,  whose widow lives at Dover. The details  of the story are vouched for by sergeant  Prui'i*��� t. of prb'at' Hughes' troop, who  has sent full particulars to the war offlce,  and by his comrade, private Morris Elmer-  Financed by Germans  Hitherto railways in Turkey have  been little more than fragmentary samples of the great systems to come. In  the whole empire there are only 3000  miles of railroad, rather more than half  its length being on the Asiatic side of  the Bosphorus,. the advantage being  thus slightly in favor of Asia Minor over:  European Turkey. \   ""*  An immense, revolution is likely to be  brought about in the near east within  the next decade. The shriek of the locomotive will in a few years be heard  echoing over the salt marshes, bituminous plains and magiflcient higher and  more "fertile tracts, which make the vast  Mesopotamia*! plain between the Enph-  rates and Tigris the most curious mosaic  landscape in. the world.  It is startling to think of this coming  raid of the engineers into the cradle of  the world's most ancient civilization.  Abraham's native country is to be invaded by hordes of navvies, and all  along the western bank of the mighty  historic Tigris will gleam the twin steel  riband which will bring the whole  length of the effete empire within the  grip of European influence.  The kaiser has undoubtedly scored.  When in December, 1899, it was announced that the German Anatolian  Railway Company had received a concession from Abdul Hamid for the con-  -stri*ction=of^a^railwayH'rom=Kolieh-=toi  Bagdad, it was generally felt that the  scheme would hang in the air for at  least a generation. But the German  emperor is a model man of business,  who has posed of late as the sultan's  "only friend." He did not for nothing  organize by means of a splendid squad  of his military officers the Turkish army  which crumpled up the Greek legions at  Domoko and everywhere on the Thes-  salian plains. The new trade settles the  affair.  It is a favorite thesis with the people  who ponder over the prophetic mysteries that both Babylon and Nineveh are  to be resuscitated in more than the ancient glories of Nebuchadnezzar and  Sennacherib. Who can tell? It is certain that the kaiser entertains the  dream of founding a magnificient empire in the near east. He is going to  work in the way which is likely to follow up the sermon at Jerusalem by practical results.  Britons need not feel at all envious  of the outlook for the Germans. Look  at the map, and let it be, according to  lord Salisbury's advice, as large a map  as possible. Few people realize the  magnitude of the sultan's Asiatic dominions. They form the most important  section of the earth's surface in connection with the international political situation of the near future. The eastern  question only sleeps, and its slumbers  are very uneasy.  This gigantic railway will be, when  actually constructed . even of greater  consequence than tlie great Siberian  railroad. For it will block the road for  Russia, by which she threatens one  day to intercept our road in India.  Diarbekr, in heart of eastern Armenia,  is the recognized objective of Russia,  as the strategic centre of the near'east.  The new railway will pass south of that  town and will bar the way of the advance into Syria.  Running from Konieh to Bagdad, it  will be a continuation of the Smyrna-  Konieh line, which now terminates at  the beautiful capital of the important  and fruitful vilayet of Konieh, the chief  seat of the famous carpet manufacture.  From Smyrna to Bagdad is a distance of  about 1500 miles, and as the ultimate  aim is to-carry on.the line to Koweyt.  the much discussed town on' the Persian  s;ulf, the whole railway will, from the  London Outfits a Party  Victorians are not the only people at  the present time who have fitted out an  expedition in search of hidden treasure,  as an expedition party is now getting  ready aud will sail shortly from England, bound on a similar errand. But  while Cocos island in the Pacific is the  objective point of the Victorian expedition, the English party's destination is  the island of Trinidad���not the well  known Trinidad of the British West  Indies, but a small, rocky volcanic islet in the South Atlantic, in latitude  20 degrees odd longtitude 29 and a fraction, some 700 miles" east, of the Brazilian state of Esperito Santo.  The organizer of the British expedition is E. F. Knight, the well known  war correspondent, who lost his arm in  the Transvaal, and who amongst other  adventurers nearly lost his life off the  coast of Cuba a few years ago. The  treasure is said to have been deposited  by South American revolutionists on  the island some SO years ago, and consists largely of the loot of Peruvian  churches. Mr. Knight acquired plans of  the island and some 12 years ago went  in search of it at the head of a small  party on the yacht Alifie. On that occasion the treasure hunters were unsuccessful, and they came home the richer  by a. pleasant trip, but unburdened by  bar.s of gold and ingots of silver.  The present expedition will be fitted  out on an elaborate scale. The voyage  will be made in a 600-ton steamer, and  boring apparatus for sinking shafts, an  oif-engine to supply motive power, and  every .scientific--appliance likely to be  useful will be taken. The treasure hunters do not intend to rough it, and included in the party will be a doctor,  while it is expected that some ladies will  accompany the expedition. Mr. Knight  will not go out with the expedition, owing to lack of time, but he is actively  superintending-the preparations.  As to the national ownership of the  island, there is some doubt. In 1700 it  was occupied in the name of England  by the famous.--astronomer, Halley, was  claimed by Bra. II about 100 years .later,,  and in 2895 was once more occupied'by  the British crown, .though it is not be-  lived.tc have.,aiiy. Inhabitants.'  QUEBEC'S DRASTIC MEASURE  Desires Better Terms.  QUEBEC, February 24.���Somewhat of a  sensation has been created here by a notice of motion; given in the legislature by  Mr. Perrault, member for Chambly:  "That in the opinion of this house the  revenues allotted to various provinces by  the British North American Act, are insufficient to allow of their meeting the require  ments of the public service, and at the  same time of giving necessary aid to colonization, to agriculture, to the development  of our industries, and the improvement of  our educational system; that the interpretation given to the various clauses of the  constitution has endangered the existence  of our local institutions, and that the gov-  ernmen of Canada and those of the other  provinces should be invited to join the  government of Quebec in asking the parlia-  iinent-of-=the-Unlted=KIngdom-to-make=such  changes In the Confederation Act, as may  alter the basis on which the federal subsidy  act is calculated; to secure to provinces an  exclusive control over their public properties and over railways within their limits,  to allow of their imposing export duties  on the products of their forests and mines,  and to' confer upon the government of  Great Britain the right of disallowing provincial laws now exercised by. that of  Canada."  There is a current belief here that this  motion is of ministerial inspiration, and  that consequently lt will be adopted by a  majority vote of tho house.  *��____?!_______________*�� '^*^iari^*Ktu^��ti\M\��mvK\t��mTsiii^&^SiSseSS  ��k      ���        <���_  __<_������   an  i_ivmn    j ��� .��� <<nikr ��� .A0�� <x ���   ��� _m<ia���_��^|-    mm  niii<HM��i��i<<i_ ihHi^'lhh. m ^.hj.'-i.  ���_&^*^3_^S'_&.  t&9999  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  H. BYERS & CO.  ESTABLISHED 1892  =a.  j*  Portland Cement  Fire Brick  Fire Clay  Sheet Iron  T Rails  Ore Cars  Blowers  Exhausters  Pumps  Granite ware  Tinware  HARDWARE AND IRON MERCHANTS  HEATING STOVES  COOKING STOVES  AND RANGES  %0  * NELSON, B. C.  STORES AT  KASLO, B. C.  to  to  to  \k  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  SANDON, B. C.  ��� ^ tf: *t -ST <ff: -3?: ��^  to  to  Arrival of Spring Goods  tol  to]  tol  to   Every day we are.opening up New Spring Goods.   We carry the largest and   to  VJT best assortment of Footwear to be found in the Kootenays, and  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  Our Prices are* Right  EXCLUSIVE AGENTS FOR  THE SLATER SHOES  JULIA MARLOW SHOES  AN INSPECTION INVITED  BELL'S FAMOUS FOOTWEAR  IRON CLAD SCHOOL SHOES  Royal Shoe Store  L. A. GODBOIiT, Prop. P. 0. Box 75 THOS. LILLIE, Manager  *_  to  to  ���*^*b,*��,'Sa'*a,S':8 Jj>*__,'l_l'_g,SL'ii_l*J_'_?,^,S*'  '00 .^'9' 00. 00'00A^'-0'-S99-0��-09- 09'09'0W  THE   BIG  Schooner  BEER OR HALF-AND-HALF  Slaughtering    Sal<  THE ONLY GOOD BEER  IN  NELSON  Club Hotel  Corner Silica and Stanley Sts.  ^^EnirCURRSNrProprieton  For tha next thirty days ;I will gi?e  a great "Qaughtering sale on all lines m  stock consisting of boy's and men's  clothing, furnishings, hats and caps, and  boots aid shoes. In order to make room  for sprfng stock I must slaughter some  of my present stock and also to give my  many iustomers the benefit thereof.  217 and 219  Bak6r Street  "       --/���'-     - o- '  Now is the chance to partake of somd  of the best bargains ever offered in. thJ  Kootenays. j  The sale is genuine, the stock new anl  the prices away down. J  Call, get prices, examine goods and  be convinced that I am offering th.  greatest bargains ever offered in Nelson  J. A. GILKE  BISCUITS  CHRISTIE'S CREAM SODAS. CHRISTIE'S WATER ICE WA FEF?  / Also all kinds of Sweet Biscuits fresh from the factory.  / BLUB   RIBBON   TEA.  J. A. IRVING & CO J  Houston Bloclc  Kelson. B C.  Crow's Nest coal Is the most economical  fuel In tlie market. Telephone 33, .Vest  Transfer Company.  Levant to the Indian ocean measures 1809  AT THE HOTELS.  TREMONT���AV. De Rose, Sandon; Anderson ���.> Neal, Chicago; W. Bowness,. Grand  Forks.  "QAHTLBTT���G. Pierce, R. Pierce, Slocan  Cily; W. Fyfe, Ymir; William Moore Cranbrook.  MADDEN ��� William Johns, Winnipeg;  Dugald Carfnichael, AVinnipeg; James Arm-  stronar, Revelstoke.  QUEEN'S���Mrs. AV. E. Rassman, St.  Paul; Miss Clara Bone, AVinnipeg; AVilliam  Gir.nel, Sanca; Mrs. E. Turner, Sanca; J.  E. West and wife, Minneapolis; S. S. Arnold, II. R. Arntild, Toronto.  PHAIR���J. A. Herron, Omaha; J. L.  Doupe, AVinnipeg; Frank Noble, London,  Ontario; AV. Anderson, Cascade; Mrs. F. T.  Kelly, Spokane; T. Smith, Toronto; J. Mc-  Minn, F. McMinn, AVinnipeg.  GRAND CENTRAL ��� C. I-I. Goodwin,  Kaslo; G. R. Hickey, Slocan; J. R. Young  and wife, Fernie; R. A. Shore, Fernie;  Frank Risdon, Ymir; Nels Nelson, Spokane; J. T. Anderson, Spokane.  HUME���Charles Bayley, Montreal; J.  Bowes, Silverton; V. S. Judson, St. Paul;  A. E. AVilliam.',, Seattle; Charles AV. Busk,  Kokanee; H. AV. Barnes, Fernie; R. Rogers,  Toronto; AV. A. Harkness, Grand Forks;  J. A. Smith, Greenwood; James S. Smart,  Greenwood; Conon Worth, Greenwood; H.  J. Pratt, vRossland.  ACOMPLETE LINE OF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  looal and coast.  Flooring  looal and ooaaE,  Newel Posts  Stair Bail  Mouldings  Shingles  Bough and  Dressed Lumber  of all kinds.  *�� WHAT TOU WANT IB ROT OT STOCK  WI WILL KAKK IT VOB TOD  CALL AND OJBT PRICES,  TOfflrESTflf  AND  INSUBANCE BBOKERS  Call up Telephone 33 if you want coal or  wood. Birch, fir and cedar. Prompt delivery. AVest Transfer Company,  J. A. Sayward  BALL AND LAKK STBBET8. RtUOI"  0ESTIPI0ATE   Or  IMPBOVEMENTS  Notice-: Ray of Hope mineral claim, situate in tho Nelson mining division of  West Kootenay district, located on Duhamel (Six-mile) creek. Take notice that I,  Charles W. Busk, free miners' certificate  No. 60,825, as. agent for W. J. Goepel, free  miners' certificate No." 50,500 John Paterson, free miners' certificate No. 50,727, and  self, intend sixty days from the date hereof to apply to the mining recorder for a  certificate of improvements for tho purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the  above <-laim. And further take notice that  action under Section 37 must be commenced  before the issuance of suoh certificate of  improvements.  CHARLES W. BUSK.  Dated this second day of January, A. D.  1902.  Agents for Trout Lake Addition  (Bogustown) Fairriew Addition.  Acreage property adjoining the park  And J. & J. Taylor safes.  These safes can be bought from ub oi  two year'B time without interest.  Ward Bros.  833 West Baker Street, Nelson.  NOTICE  To the Publio and Union Men:  Tho Trades and Labor Council of the City  of Nelson havo 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 AIEV.*" 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  COAL  ���FOFT^  DOM ESTil]  OR  S TEAM  USE  Qeneral Agency, Telephone 266,  W. P. TIERNE  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  TKLBPnONK 1.5  ORDER YOUR  TELKFHONE!  COAL.  FROM  NELSON FREIGHTING AND TRANSFER C!  ANTHRACITE A.ND ROSLYH  ALWAYS ON HAND  Oflice: Baker Street,  LOST  LOST���AT ERIE, B. C, ON SATURDAY,  January 18th, two checks on the Canadian  Bank' of Commerce, Nelson, one No. 1308,"  for $58 nayable to AVilliam Harper; and one  No. 1330, for .65.50, payable to H. Mcintosh.  Suitable reward will be given for the recovery of tha same, Address David Murphy,  Brie. B. C, ...  One of the largest and best appointed restaurants in the Kootenays. Recently enlarged, remodelled and refitted throughout.  Twenty-five nicely furnished rooms in con-  noction. The finest location in the city.  This is without doubt ono of the best opportunities for a good, up-to-date restaurant man ever offered in the Kootenays.  Bona fide intending purchasers will be offered every opportunity of satisfying themselves from the books as to the promts  earned by the business during the past  three years. Satisfactory reasons for selling. For particulars apply or write to  CHARLES   A.   WATERMAN   &  COT.         Agents, Nelson, B. C.  WEST TRANSFER CO]  N. T. MACLEOD, Manager.  Teaming and Transfer Work o(  all kinds.  Agents for Hard and Soft Coal. Imperial  Oil Company. Washington Brick, Lime sit  Manufacturing Company. General com_  merclal agents and brokers.  All coal and wood strictly cash on de  livery.  OFFICE 184 BAKER STREET!  TELEPHONE   147. ��  Private Tuition!  Students prepared for departmental and  other examinations.  Commercial work a specialty.  I. C. SLATER,  _ Fourth door above city JHalL

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