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 *ff-A**<*-*-->-',*-*aj^^^  ���jtrgama^s  ')  ESABLISHED  1892  FRIDAY  MORNING,  FEBRUARY  14  1902  'S  HE OUTWITTED THE BRITISH OFFICERS  GREAT BODY OF HIS FOBCE STILL  TRYING TO EVADE LORD  KITCHENER',*} NET  national   concern   are   being   planned,  says the Inter Ocean, by the Whitney-  Elkins-Widener-Ryan. syndicate of New  York and Philadelphia capitalists, with  the aid of J. Pierpont Morgan.    E. PI.  Gary, who is now in Chicago, is believed  to have charge of the local deal.   President John M.   Roach   of   tlie   Chicago  Union Traction Company, general counsel W. W. Gurloy and James H. Eckels,  a director, all have been in New York  recently, it is said, in consultation with  the heads of fche Whitney-Widener-El-  kins syndicate  regarding  the  state  of  local traction affairs.   There has been a  mutual   interchange   of   stock   between  certain of the  New York and Chicago  banking interests, it is said, that would  be relied on by Mr. Morgan in financing  the colossal sale.  chute. The men were rapidly hoisted  to what semed like certain death. They  clung to the sides of the car as it neared  to top of the plane and went over the  knuckle, but were unable to hold out  when the gunboat was turned on an  angle of. 90 degress. They went tumbling down the chute, being terribly cut  and bruised. The engineers, William  Bevan, cannot be found.  LONDON, February 13.���The detailed  accounts which have   reached   here   of  lord   Kitchener's   combined   movements  to drive out the Boers from the enclosure of blockhouse lines, show that the  conflict was very picturesque and  that  it was the most exciting incident of the  whole campaign.    Although  apparently  [���surrounded by an impenetrable ring of  fire and steel, the Boers dauntless brav-  jjery and dashing charges resulted in the  " majority's escape from  the  meshes  of  lord Kitchener's close drawn net.  The British commander's scheme was  /the most   extensive    ever   carried   out  luring the present war.    it consisted of  la continuous line, more than fifty miles  n length.   Lord Kitchener, who person-  jtlly. directed the operation, was in close  touch, day and night, with every detail  uf the movements.    The Boers, though  iard pressed, shrank from attempting to  ���ross    the    railroad,    where    armored  .rains,   equipped   with   powerful   search  ights, patrolled the line throughout the  light.    The train   lights   were   supple-  nented by stationary searchlights.   The  lattle at Heidelbron, Orange River Col-  ny, raged   from   9   o'clock   on   Friday  ight to two o'clock on Saturday morn-  tig.   Throughout the five hours a fear-  .il range of fire from rifles, cannon and  om poms swept along the British lines  l.-om Louemspruit, to Heidelbron, southwest away to Lindley and Kroonstadt,  i holding Dewet's Boers, who made related attempts to break out of the *cir-  le of the troops.    From  behind rocks  ud dongolas, the Boers kept up a vig-  rous  Are.     Simultaneously   were    the  loers repulsed,  leaving dead, wounded  nd prisoners in the hands of the: Brit-  ���h.  At the outset of the preparations the  oers-realized that the operations "were  ot* merely an ordinary indrive, but a  fjiov.ement threatening them with total  nnihilation. General Dewet assembled  is whole force and discussed the situa-  'on with the commanders, with the re-  nlt that the Boers were split up into  "tree forces.  On Thursday night five hundred Boers  eaded by.Van Collers, rushed a force  f the Imperial Light Horse, about one  iindred Boers getting through.   The reminder "encountering    a    tremendous  re, were turned back.    Friday night's  bnflict ebbed and swelled over an area  .''. forty to fifty miles, in which the long  Punted,   harrassed jtnd   desperate   men  'ndeavored   to   find    an   outlet.     The  oers at one spot got within fifty yeards  f the British firing line, but the barbed  ire   balked   the  burghers   and   forced  Hem to retreat.    Aided by the electric  ear'chlights,  the  British  harrowed  the  urrounding    territory    with    shrapnel  Shells and maxim bullets.   In the north-  rn section the Boers made a desperate  Hort to  break through.    Collecting  a  ;.umber-of-the-cattle,-the-Boers=drove-  lem down into the British lines.   Bend-  \g low in their saddles, the Boers rode  BOUNDARY SMELTER SHORT  Forced to Borrow Fuel  GRAND FORKS, February 13.���[Special to The Tribune.]���A telephone message from Greenwood, disclosed the fact  that the Greenwood smelter would have  been compelled to close down on account  of lack of coke, had it not been for diversions which were made to them by  , the Hall mines and Granby smelters.  This is rather an interesting state of  affairs, in view of the fact that there is  more coke being shipped to the United  States than to Canadian points, and emphasis tlie fact of the invariable preference given to coal and coke orders from  United States institutions tributary to  the Great Northern railway.  A distinct earthquake shock, which  was of several seconds duration, was  felt, here and at other points in the Kettle river valley at 6:30 yesterday morn-  in*;.  The Grand Forks board of trade has  adopted a resolution requesting the associated boards of trade of the Kootenays  to take such action as will result in  obtaining what is known as better  terius for British Columbia from the  Dominion.  Killed the Entire Family  NEW YORK, February 13.���Philemon  Crelin, a special policeman at Milburn,  near Orange,   New   York,   did   fearful  work   tonight   with   a   revolver   at  his  home, shooting his daughter and himself, and causing the death of his wife.  His  own wound and those of the girl  are almost certain to prove fatal before  morning.    Tuesday night. Crelin had a  quarrel with his wife, and tried to stab  her with a carving knife.   His daughter  interfered  and save  her  mother's  life,  but the father at this time threatened  to kill his child.   Tonight, when Crelin  went off duty, he   brought   a   revolver  home  with   him.    While  all   the  facts  are not known at present, it seems likely  that  he  first  shot  the  daughter.    She  was struck by two bullets,, one of which  entered her abdomen, and the other the  left breast.    Crelin, it. is thought, then  attempted   to  shoot  his  wife,   but  she  was suddenly seized with a hemorrhage  of the lungs, and fell to the floor dead.  The officer then shot himself, the bullet  striking in the region of the heart. The  daughter's name is Mrs. Mary Ferguson.  She and her three children made their  home with Crelin.  DAILY EDITION  SPEECH FROM THRONE IS  ~     TAME   v*.  CANADA WILL  HAVE A DIEECT  STEAMSHIP LINE  TO  SOUTH AFRICA  FIFTY THOUSAND SETTLERS  fmong the cattle, making it impossible  [fo distinguish   them   in   the   darkness.  fhe  British  pickets  opened   a  terrible  Ire and the Boers were everywhere met  Hth a relentless hail of bullets.   A long  ine of  flames,   cracking   like   burning  lood, ran up and down the firing line,  learly thirty miles in   length,   as   the  ;/mored trains flashed then*" searchlights  >'er miles of country.    The reports of  je quick  firing   guns   along   the   en-  [ached line made the booming of the  j>ld   guns  and  pom  poms  sound   very  fiep  amid  the charp  crackling of  the  lusketry, while .Heilderbron fort con-  libuted  to the universal din with  the  lep roar of its naval gun.   This lasted  Ir some twenty minutes, when gradu-  |ly the rattle died, until only the crack  a single shot was heard.    Then all  (is  again quiet.    The Boers'  attempt  j break the British circle had failed.   A  Iv of them succeeded in crossing the  le and among them was general Dewet.  Death of a Montreal Man  B30STON, February 13.���While leaving  |e court house in Pemberton square,  lis afternoon, J. <Mona Lessar, a well  Town lawyer, slipped upon the steps  |d fell, dying a few minutes later.  Lessar was born in Montreal about  I years ago, and graduated from Mc-  6(1 university. He received high hon-  [s at Goettingen, Germany, and after-  Lrds for twelve years was a district  lorney in one of the Oalifornian. coun-  is. He came to Boston in 1890. About  Jrht years ago he married Miss Alice  fii*ker, who is also a member of the  Tiffolk bar.  Consolidating Traction Lines  IcHICAGO, February 13.���The consoli-  lltion of the principal traction interests  Chicago,  and  possibly the  elevated  ?*ads, is the object of negotiations now  ���jfi progress here and in New York, says  |ne Inter Ocean.  Futhermcre, is is probable, it is said,  liat this is but a preliminary step  1) the merging of the traction lines of  Ive or more of the principal cities of  lie country into one great combination,  Rubably the corporation reported to be  Li process of formation in New York.  Greenwood Local News  GREENWOOD, February 13.���[Special  to The Tribune.]���In the county court  yesterday in the case of Wickwire  against Wartman judge Forin gave  judgment for the plaintiff, awarding  him $25 damages and costs. Plawitiff  holds two crown granted mineral  claims on land pre empted by defendant, one located prior to the pre emption  "uf the land and the other after. In regard to the latter the judge held the  plaintiff, having published the usual  notice of intention to apply fo a certificate of improvements and obtained his  crown grant, and the defendant not  adversing, the latter lost all rights to  land. An injunction was granted restraining the defendant, from cutting ov  removing any more timber or cordwood  from the mineral claims.  W. G. Gaunce, acting. editor of the  Boundary Creek Times, delivered an interesting address on the subject of Westminster Abbey last night at he weekly  meeting of the Greenwood Literary  Society.  School inspector D. Wilson, G. O.  Madigan, C. Burt, E. Ferguson, and  G. C. Hodge, of Nelson were here today.  The last named is accompanying H. VV.  Kent, provincial manager of the telephone company on his round of the district offices.  Bae Wins Again  _JrvyjNNIPEG,,February_13.���AlLtoday.'s.  gams in the big Manitoba curling bonspiel were in the Walkerville competition, for prizes presented by Hiram  Walker & Sons, with 110 rinks entered.  The weather was mild, but the ice was  in good condition and the curling of the  finest. All the rinks from a distance  were very successful in today's games.  R. H. Dunbar, of St. Paul, had a good  victory over Cradock, of Rathwell, winning by five points. J. D. Flavelle, the  Lindsay expert, met rinks from the far  west, and won both games. He defeated Jack McKenzie, of Indianhead,  15 to 13, and won from Griffith, of Glen-  boro 10 to 2. The Nelson rinks had a  victory and a loss. Rae, of Nelson, won  from McNeill, of Calgary, 10 to 7. Wilson, of Nelson, lost to .lames Steele, of  Boissevail, 13 to 12. The Duluth rink  arrived today and played their first  game, making a tidy victory over J. Mcintosh, of Oak River, 14 to 7. The play  tomorrow will be in the Royal Caledonian competition.  Coming From the United States  WINNIPEG, February 13.���"I do not  believe, that in stating that the total  number of American settlers who "will  cross the line into western Canada this  year will be 50,000, that you the giving  anything but a conservative estimate,"  said C. W. Speers to a reporter of the  Free Press last night. The Dominion  colonization. agent returned to the city  yesterday from Crookston and Hallock,  Minnesota, where he had been addressing meetings attended by agriculturalists,'called in the interests of emigration. The meetings at both of these  places were very largely attended, many  of the farmers of the states across the  border    having    driven   sixteen,, miles.  The halls were packed, and they listened to what was  told   them   of  the   resources    in    western    Canada   until    2  o'clock in the morning, many having to  stand during all that time.    "The farmers," said Mr.  Speers, "were eager not  only  to   know   about   western   Canada,  but wanted   to   know   just   how   they  should   invest   their   money   and   leave  the  states  at  once.    They  were given  straight facts to lead them, and found  them   convincing   enough.     I   advised  them to-wait until the weather moderates before crossing the line to settle,  but many are anxious to get an early  start, so that if won't be long before the  first arrivals reach here."    Mr.  Speers  states that, the settlers will come from  all parts of the republic, that Minnesota  will be especially well represented', and  that  Kansas,   New  Mexico,   Ohio,  Missouri, Nebraska, and in fact from every  agricultural   state,   where   land   is   becoming crowded, a pouring out'of farmers seeking for new homes and broader  fields will be seen.    A feature of this  class~of immigration"is"that'a"large"per^  centage will have ample means to make  a splendid start in the new country.  James P. Bogue, chief clerk in the  stores department of the C. P. R. for the  past twenty years, is dead. He is a  cousin of honorable Charles Fitzpatrick,  of Quebec, in which city he will be bur-  OTTAWA, February 13.���Tho Canadian parliament was opened today by  his excellency the governor-general.  The following is the speech from the  throne.:  Honorable gentlemen of the senate,  and gentlemen of the ho.use of commons.���In meeting you again, at the commencement of another session of parliament, it is my flrst duty to express the  deep sense of our gratitude to divine  providence for the many blessings which  Canada has received during the past  year, and particularly for the exceptional bountiful harvest in Manitoba  and the Northwest, territories, lt was  very gratifying to note the cordial reception tendered by all* classes of the  people to the prince and princess of  Wales on the occasion of their visit in  September and October last, the only  regrettable feature being the limited  time at their disposal, which prevented  their visiting many important centres of  population. It is, however, a great satisfaction to know that their royal highnesses enjoyed their tour through Canada, and carried away the most pleasant recollections of their visit to this  part of the empire.  The assassination of president McKinley has elicited a universal feeling of  sympathy and sorrow throughout the  civilized world, and though Canada has  happily so far been free from crimes of  this character,. it's close proximity to  the United States may make it advisable  to join our efforts to the efforts of the  United States and other nations, to  provide by legislation for the adequate  punishment of those, who, either by  speech or writing, incite fanatics to the  perpetration of such horrible crimes.  The returns of the late census will be  laid" before you, and while the absolute  increase in the number of popuation is  not so  great  as might  have  been  expected, the evidence or growth in wealth  and  the general tokens  of  prosperous  development    are    highly   satisfactory.  There is good reason also to believe that  the  increase  in  population  during the  latter  half   of   the   decade    has   been  greatly  in   excess  of   the   average   of  former years, and that in the near future, we may look   for  a  much   more  rapid growth than occurred during the  period covered by the last two censuses.  Application having been made by the  Canadian Pacific Railway Company for  approval of an increase of its capital,  to meet the demand for additional rolling stock and other improved facilities  for handling the   growing   traffic,   my  ministers availed themselves of the opportunity to stipulate that the long pending question of the power of the governor in council to regulate the tolls of.  the company should be submitted to the  courts for judicial decision.   The corres-  pondence^and^oAheivipap^exs_i"��^Lbe^Jald_  before you.  The   inventor,   Mr.   Marconi,   having  the leading statesmen of the several  colonies upon this occasion will afford  an opportunity for discussion upon subjects of mutual interest which may considerably affect the development of our  trade and .commerce in the near future  with the mother country and with our  sister colonies.  Gentlemen of the house-of commons:  ���The public accounts for the last year  and the estimates for the succeeding  year will be laid before you without  delay,  Honorable gentlemen "of the senate  and gentlemen of the house of commons:���I commit the above matters and  all others which may be submitted to  you, to your earnest consideration, and  I rely upon your wisdom and prudence  to,deal with them in the manner which,  under divine providence, may prove  most conductive to the best interests of  Canada.  steamer would sail twelve hours earlier  than heretofore announced, ns she would  nave to do in order to catch the tide. Herr  Wlegand's view of the matter 1h not shared  by the commander of the Kron Prinz Wilhelm. The latter thinks the steamer, can  reach New York by mid-day of February  21'nd.        ;  ,-. Prince Henry spent the morning reading  president Roosevelt's "American Ideals,"  and during the afternoon he coasted on the.  hill baek;of the castle over the slope which,  has been the scene of a hundred fierce  lights. Prince Henry, his adjutant, commander Von Egidy nnd two of the little  princes were on unpainted sleds. Prince  Henry, lithe and athletic, appeared to be  in line condition for the campaign of dinners and receptions that awaits him on the  other side of the Atlantic.  FOB JOE  FREEDOM OF LONDON FOR  CHAMBERLAIN .  WHAT THE TREATY MEANS  Big Tunnel Project  TRENTON, New Jersey, February 13.���  Tho Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New  York railroad, with an authorized capital  of| $100,000, was incorporated here todav to  construct a railroad under the Hudson  river, betwen Jersey City and New York.  AH of the incorporators are prominent officials of the Pennsylvania railroad, which  is the real promoter of the project.  They Died Together  NEW YORK, FebruaryM.���John Rosel, 2S  years old, and Kittie, his wife ,aged 22,  killed themselves today after turning on  the gas in their room on East Eleventh  street. A note written by him gave the  bad health of his wife as the cause. He was  an attendant at a bowling alley.  COMPETITION IS DESIRABLE  Great Industrial Growth  WASHINGTON, February 13.���The  census bureau today isued a preliminary  report on the maunfacturing industries  of New York state, showing a total capital of ?1,679,966,515 invested in these  industries, an increase of 49 per cent.  The total value of the products, including custom work and repairing, in 1900  was $2,175,766,900, an increase of 27 per  cent. Other figures for the state follow:  Number of establishments, 78,659; increase 20 per cent; wage earners, average number, 840,093, increase 13 per  cent; total wages, $40S,864,952, increase  10 per cent; miscellaneous expenses,  J221.889.171, increase 82 per cent; cost  of material used, ?1,143,803,833, increase  31 per cent.  ied.  Charles Bullock's trial at Edmonton  has opened. He is accused of luring  Leon Stanton, of Kalamazoo, Michigan,  from Wyoming to Battle Creek, Alberta,  last April, and there killing him for  $200. The evidence hinges on the identification of the remains wheih were  found after being hidden in the woods.  The wheat growers of the territories  have organized an association at Indian-  head.  John Houl was sentenced today by  the police magistrate to five years in  the penitentiary for robbery.  Engineer's Fatal Blunder  POTTSVILLE, Pennsylvania, February 13.���Eleven men, three of whom may  die, were injured at the Boston Run  colliery, St. Nicholas, today. The men  c.u the way to work got into a gunboat  to descend the stope into the mine.  They gave the signal to be lowered, but,  by mistake,   the   engineer   started   the  Pleases the Chinese  PEKIN, February 13.���The Anglo-  Japanese alliance became generally  known today, and has created _a profound sensation. Those British and  Japanese residents of Pekin, whose opinions are worthy of consideration, believe the the alliance assures peace, and  will effectually check the dismemberment schemes of the other powers. The  chief objection raised by the diplomats  of the oposing interests is found ln the  clause of the alliance which contemplates possible intervention in the event  of internal disturbances in China territory. These diplomats are telling the  Chinese officials that tho new treaty  amounts to an attempt to establish an  Anglo - Japanese protectorate, which  threatens China's independence. Chinese officialdom, including prince Ching,  the president of the foreign office, professes hearty approval of the treaty.  Coarged With Arson  UTICA, New York, February 13.���  David Thompson, of Oswego, aged 55  years, custodian of the Columbia street  theatre of this city, was arrested this  evening on charge of arson in the first  degree, in having set fire to the Maen-  nerchor building in which was the theatre, which was destroyed by fire early  Wednesday morning, entailing a money  machinery the wrong way, and the car     .. w    a,   a ���    r  .with its human freight started up the I loss  of  $50,000  and  the  death   of  one  The local combination and the giant | trestle in the   stope   to   the   dumping | man.  met unexpected obstacles to the carry  ing out of his experiments in wireless  ocean telegraphy in a sister colony, my  ministers deemed it expedient to invite  him to continue his operations on the  coast of Nova Scotia, and they availed  themselves of his presence in Canada  to enter into negotiations resulting in  an arrangement through which, should  the project prove as successful as is  hoped for, the government and people of  Canada will enjoy the benefits of the invention on very favorable terms, including rates for trans-Atlantic messages very much below those now existing.  I am pleased to inform you that the  display made in Canada of her products  at the several expositions at which they  have been exhibited during the last  years has attracted much attention, and  has already resulted in many inquiries  and orders for our goods. I may also  congratulate you on the satisfactory  continuation of the revenue, and on the  steady and continuous expansion of the  business of the country, as evidenced  by the increased volume of exports and  imports. With a view of still further  facilitating and devoloping our trade  with other countries, it will probably be  found expedient to increase the number of our commercial agencies, and  parliament will be asked to consider the  desirability of making additional provision for that purpose.  I have also pleasure in informing you  that the governments of Australia and  New Zealand have accepted an invitation from my government to attend a  conference in London next June for the  consideration of trade, transportation,  cable and other matters of intercolonial  concern, and it is hoped that the meeting may lead to an extension of Canadian trade with those important portions of his majesty's dominions.  I have further to advise you that my  government having caused inquiry to be  made, has reached the conclusion that  the establishment of direct steamship  service with South Africa, would enable  Canada to secure in that country a profitable market for her varied products,  and to that end, will endeavor to arrange for such a service.  His majesty has been graciously pleased to invite the premier to be present  at the ceremonies attending his coronation.    It is hoped thisfc-vthe presence of  Cheaper Fuel Imperative  The regular monthly meeting of the  Nelson board of trade was held in the  board of trade rooms last evening. The  chief business transacted was the en-  dorsation of the resolution passed at  the meeting of the executive board, in  respect to the pig lead industry, pre-1  viously reported, with instructions to  the delegates attending the meeting of  the associated boards of trade at Kaslo,  during the present month to emphasise  the importance of this matter at the  forthcoming convention.  The following resolution, submitted  by the Greenwood board of trade, was',  on motion of W. W. Beer and Thoburn  Allen, accepted and submitted for approval to the Kaslo convention.  "Whereas, the welfare of'a. large portion  of Southern British Columbia depends upon  the development of the large bodies of low  grade ore; and, whereas, the present cost  of fuel appears excessive, and should if  possible, be reduced; it is therefore resolved  that . the associated boards of trade of  Southern British' Columbia in convention  assembled, is strongly of the opinion that  the welfare of certain parts of Southern  British Columbia, the Boundary section in  particular, demands cheaper fuel, and earnestly urges upon tho Dominion government the advisability of doing everything  within its power to encourage the opening  of new coal fields either by individuals or  companies, and in every other available  way reducing the cost of fuel."  It was arranged that a circular letter  should be mailed to every business man  and merchant in the city urging upon  them the importance of assisting in the  work of the board of trade.  The motion to hold the meetings of  the board of trade quarterly instead of  monthly was held over until a subse-  auent meetin.��-.  The idea of arranging a British Columbia exhibit at the St. Louis World's  Fair in 1903 is being taken hold of by  the =board"Of~traderwho-willendeavor=to-  secure assistance from the city council  as well as the provincial and Dominion  governments.  D. D  Mann in Vancouver  VANCOUVER, February 13.���[Special  to The Tribune]���D. D. Mann arrived  here today from Montreal and passed  through to Victoria, where he will interview the government regarding railway  matters. In an interview he made no  definite statement regarding his company's plans, except that they took the  position that the country south of the  Canadian Pacific would be developed as  a matter of business by the Canadian  Pacific and Great Northern and his  firm's attention would be concentrated  particularly on enterprises further  north in British Columbia.  Five men, who left Granite bay, North  Texada, on Saturday night at nine  o'clock for Rock bay, seven miles away,  were struck by a squall and capsized.  All got on the boat's bottom and stayed  till Sunday morning. Then Joe Coutre  and Alex Smith dropped off and never  came up again. By this time they had  drifted close ashore, when Casey and  George Callahan swam ashore. They  got another boat and returned for the  fifth man, Joe Ryan, but he, too, had  succumbed and sunk. None of the bodies of the three men have been found.  Chris. Hanson, woodcutter, was  drowned this morning in Burnaby lake.  Prince Henry and Mayor Low  KIEL, Prussia, February 13. ��� Mayor  Low ot New i'ork, has cabled to prince  Henry of Prussia saying that Herr "Wie-  gand, director general of the North German Lloyd line thinks that unless the  Kron Prinz SVilhelm sails from Bremen,  earlier than 3 o'clock on Saturday afternoon, she will not bn :ib! ��� to arrive at New  York, owing to Hi-- u:.;;> weather that prevails at this season 1,1 the year, until late  in the afternoon of February 22nd, too late  to allow .sufficient time for tho ceremony of  the municipal welcome and tho presentation to the prince of the freedom of tho  city of New i'ork. When asked if the  steamer .could not leave Bremen at an  earlier hour prince Henry replied that he  wa.s unable to change the sailing hour of  tlie Kron Prinz Wilhelm but, he added,  she would do her best to reach New York  early on Saturday. February 22nd. The  Kron 1'ritiii Wilhelm is not chartered by  prince Henry. Me and his party go simply  as passengers and It is too late now to  notify the hundreds of passengers that the  A Check for Russia  LONDON, February 13.-'The>'parliamen-  lary secretary of foreign affairs, lord  Cranborne, replying in the house of commons today to Henry Norman, Liberal,  said that-the Anglo-Japanese treaty of alliance was communicated to "'the United  States government before Its text was published, and that the United States did not  express any opinion on the subject. Lord  Cranborne added the information that  Manchuria was no more excluded from the  scope of the agreement than any other province of the Chinese empire. The substance  of the agreement lord Cranborne also said,  was communicated to Germany.  Air. Norman said he objected to the'British-Japanese treaty on. the ground that it  was evidently an anti-Huasian threat, and  that it tied Great Britain to the wheels of  the-Japanese policy, whereby she might be  forced to go to war against her own interests.  .Lord Cranborne explained that the contracting parties were only bound to undertake mutual defense' -of their interests  when the danger was due' to the aggression  of others, aud the power called upon to  help the other must judge whether the  conditions of the treaty had been fulfilled.  The Liberal leader, sir Henry Campbell-  Bannerman, thought that the identical interests of Great Britain, the United States  and Japan could have been sufficiently secured by an interchange of notes, instead  of by an explicit undertaking of this kind.  The government leader, a. J. Balfour,  said that there seemed to be an impression  that something hostile to peace was behind  the agrement. That was not so. The treaty  was strongly for peace. Because the most  adventurous nation would shrink from attacking Japan with the knowledge that.  Great Britain would also have to be encountered. The treaty, was not unfriendly  to other nations, lt would, Mr. Balfour  hoped, have a sobering effect on the continental schools of thought, which imperilled the world's peace.  Continuing,   lord  Cranborne said  Russia  had recognized Japan's special position In  Corea,   by  the agreement of 1SUS,  and almost every power had endorsed the principle of the open door and the territorial  integrity of Cnina. The new treaty, therefore,  was  merely  along  the  lines already  accepted   by   almost  every ��� power.   Great  Britain's commercial position in China was  of  most  importance,   and  who   could  say  what its importance would  become in  future with China's infinite capacity for expansion.   Britain's     commercial     position,  though    great,    was     not    unchallenged.  Spheres of influence did- not suit her. She  wanted the whole of China open to industrial    enterprise.    The    government     was  bound to take every care in. safeguarding  its  commercial  rights  in  the  Orient.  Japan's special interest was governed by her  geographical position. Her army and Great  Britain's navy were acting in concert, and  were peculiarly able to maintain the'fore-  going policy. Lord Cranborne said, in conclusion, that he would supplement his earlier statement regarding the United States  by  saying:   -"Throughout  all   the  negotiations in China, her relations between Great  Britain and the United States were marked  by the greatest cordiality. At almost every  crisis, and in the case of every small dilli-  culty  which during negotiations at Pekin,  the  United  States and British  representatives had always acted together, .There is  no doubt that in tills agreement we shall  command the full approval of the United  States." This statement was received with  cheers.  LONDON, February 13.���The foreign secretary,  lord   Lansdowne,   in  the  house  of  lords today, made a somewhat similar re-'  .ply_on^lhe_subjecUoL=the-duaLalllance,^to  the ���ne made in the house of commons by  the under foreign    secretary,    lord    Cranborne. The object of tlie alliance was three  fold,   the  maintenance  of  the  status quo,  the policy of the open door, and the main-,  tenance of peace in the far east. No other  power's interest In the far east were at all  comparable with those of Great Britain and  Japan. While il was true that the alliances  of  Great   Britain   with   other  powers   had  been regarded heretofore with considerable  suspicion,   he   frankly   declared   that   the  government was  not going lo be deterred  in   these  considerations.   They  saw on  all  sides the tendency of the great powers to  form groups, and the ever increasing naval  and military armaments, involving ever increasing  burdens  on   the  people,   la   these  days  wars  broke  out  with  a  suddenness,  which  was  nol  the case In  former years.  So, the country, adopting without reservation tho doctrine that all alliances must be  avoided,  must be endowed  with an extraordinary amount of self sufficiency. There  wa.s much greater danger in leaving great  questions  of    International    policy    to    a  vague,    hasty    understanding,     than    embodying  them  explicitly  in an  agreement,  the  purport  of  which  can  be  understood.  Great  Britain  desired    to    protect    Japan  against what she conceived to be the greatest peril  Ihat might menace her,  namely,  a coalition of the powers (igalnst her. The  agreement would  compel  Great  Britain  to.  come  to the rescue of a friendly country,  whose obliteration, by the coalition of the  powers, Great Britain could not under any  circumstances tolerate. The treaty was not  connected  with  the  government's decision  regarding..Wei Hai Wei,  but the maintenance of the independence of Japan and the  protection of Corea were of the utmost importance "t6" Great Britain as well as Japan.  Lord Rosebery expressed general approval of the treaty. He said the effect of the  treaty would be felt in a great part of Europe and iu the rest of tho civilized world.  LONDON, February M���The statement of  lord Cranborne. under secretary for foreign  affairs. In the house of commons, that the  substance of the Anglo-Japanese agreement  was communicated to the United States  before publication, has excited renewed discussions a.s to the attitude of the United  States. The Dailv News this morning asks  why in the world the treaty should have  been previously communicated to the  United -States, since America, the embarrassed owner of the Philippines, has .no. interests in the far cast comparable 10 Great  Britain and Japan. .,    .    .  The Daily Chronicle alludes to a suggestion that it was previous knowledge of the  treaty that inspired ihe United States to  encourage China against, the demands of  Russia. This same question has b6ch much  discussed  in "Vienna, where- It seems .to.  be  METBOPQI-IS RECOGNIZBS SIGNAL  SEE VICE HE HAS RENDERED  THE BRITISH EMPIRE  thought that Great Britain and Japan formally, invited the United States to Jnlrf'{n'&  alliance, and ihat \,\'n.s,hington declined to,  do so on, the plea, that J'L desired to keep'a'  free hand. '   , ,-,|'.'..' '  To Increase! the Su/?ar Tariff.  .  TORONTO, F<?bi*u"'iry 13.���The promoters  of the sugar Industry in Ontario will ask  the Dominion government to temporarily  raise the tariff on sugar.  LONDON, February* 13.-rThJs nietrop- v  olis bestowed i,ts highest distinction on   ���  Joseph * Chamberlain,  the  colonial sec-   .,  retary." today, when at the Guild Hall'it,' '  conferred .on. him thefreedom of .the city   -  in a gold casket.   Mrs. Chamberlain accompanied the   colonial   secretary   and:  they were greeted-on their arrival with  a fanfare of trumpets.    Mr.   and   Mrs.  Chamberlain were conducted to. the library, where they were received' by the.  lord mayor, sir Joseph C.-Dimsdale, and   ���  the lady mayoress.   The hall was crowded, among those present being the col-   ���  onial    secretary's,   political    colleagues  and adherents, who duly applauded the  recipient of the city's freedom.  The address in connection with the  presentation congratulated Mr. Chamberlain on - the_ services he had rendered  the empire during the last 25 years,' *  dwelling especially on the way he had  welded the colonies together.  In   replying   Mr.   Chamberlain   disclaimed any intention of making political capital out of the occasion, but he  said he thought he might, on behalf of  the  government,  make   an  appeal   for  national support.   The government had  two great national objects in view:    To  establish,  beyond" question,' British authority in  South  Africa and  to' maintain the unity of the empire.   Both objects were involved in' the South African*-' **'  wari    The war would always be mem-   '  bratile, because - it: Had   called- ;oiit   a  greater  military''effort'than  was  ever    :  before   asked   from   Great   Britain   and    >'  because it had shown to friend and*foe  th'e*; potential strength and  almost' inexhaustible resources of the empire.' He    '  had'-not' thought it necessary to- stoop  to  iheet   the   imputations- of national  greed, lust of territory or personal ambition and  criminal motives, suggested  by the; insignificant, majority, since the  war, as he had the approval of the sister  nation  across  the sea,. .In  regard  to the immediate causes of the war, con-,  tinued   Mr. ' Chamberlain,   it   was   not'  only- imposible' for a great  nation  to  allow its subjects to be humilitated, oppressed,  its   engagements., broken   and  ..black races oppressed, but the very existence of the empire was involved and  the government "was pledged to continue  until the danger from which they had'  escaped was forever averted.       .   ���  After a reference to shallow observers abroad, who foretold Great Britain's down fall, Mr. Chamberlain concluded with paying a glowing tribute to  the colonies, who throughout the war  had.: demonstrated ,their intention ^to  share the obligations, as well as the  privileges of the empire. It "was a long  step toward the consolidation wincn'  was now within measure of practical,  accomplishment.   ,He. did not envy the  statesman -who-woukLbe-willing-to-corn--.   promise the issue, for which the empire fought. The nation was not vindicative to its enemies. If they surrendered today they would be welcomed as .  friends tomorrow. The expulsion of  those who caused the war was only' a  measure of self preservation. Similarly,  immunity for treason was not humanity, ���  but was cruelty to the loyalists and to  the Boers who, now in thousands recognizing the futility of the struggle,  were aiding Great Britain to end the  war. In justice to those who had died  and as security for the survivors, they  must mako the Boers recognize that  they are defeated and take from them  the best possibilities of repeating the  attempt. To do otherwise would be to  invite the contempt of foreign countries,  whose affection it seemed impossible for .  us to gain, but whose respect at any rate  they,, were able to secure.  A luncheon followed the reply of Mr.  Chamberlain to the presentation address.  Comments on the Treaty*   .  ST, .THOMAS. Danish West Indies, February 13.���The Tldende today comments as ,  follows on the Danish West Indies treaty:  There is nothing advantageous in it for  the Islands. The general feeling- is one of  utter disappointment. There is not a solitary line in the document promising better  times und It is perfectly silent on vital  points which it is necessary to know in  order to allay the fears and anxiety as to  the future commercial status of the Islands .  with . the world. What adequate compensation'Is offered for shutting off the islands  from their sole resource���a free harbor.  An Elevated Collision  NEW* YORK, February 13.���Two express  trains on the Third avenue elevated railroad were In collision early this morning  at One Hundred and .Fourth street. Tho  hundreds of passengers on the train wero  thrown into a panic, scores were injured  by being, cut with, flying glass, and three,  of them were more severely hurt. The rear  train should- have taken a switch at One  Hundred and Fourth street, but. from  causes unknown the switch was not thrown  and the engine telescoped the rear coach  of the lirsl train. In this coach were most  of those Injured. ���   ���    .  .:. Captured Bolomen  "MANILA, February 13.���Captain Swain,  of the .first Infantry, in an engagement with  Insurgents at Paranas. island of Samar,  recently captured'thirty boiomen and four  riflemen, There were no American casual-  itles. The enemy's loss is not known. It'  was learned'afterwards that Lukban, tho .  insurgent, leader tn Samar, had been with  the  same'outfit two hours previously. m^imaimmemi  infi*!vii��iiri-<i<<,*<B|)<<*Mi  -^a&*&��&M m* toJ#*&  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  THE NELSOK TBIBUNE: FRIDAY MOBKING, FEBRUARY H, 1903.  INCORPORATED 1670  HUDSON'S BAY  convci'-A.nsrT  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.  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  ���    ������-.- SUBSCRIPTION RATES.  "baity by mail, otte month ��....��� ���'���������', ��2  Daily toy mail, three months  1 Zo  "Daily by mail, six months  2 50  Daily by mail, one year BOO  Semi-Weekly by mail, three montha  ..BO  Semi-weekly, by mail, six months ..... 1 00  Semi-weekly by mall, one year   2 00  Postage to Great Britain added.  ADVERTISING RATES.  Display advertisements run regularly  per inch per month  $4 00  If run less than a month, per inch per  insertion    ��� . ���    25  Classified Ads and Legal Notices, per  word for first Insertion        I  For each additional Insertion, per  word        %  Wholesale and Business Directory  Ads (classified) per line per month.    60  Notices of meetings of Fraternal Societies and Trades Unions, per line  per  month        25  Address all letters���  THE TRIBUNE ASSOCIATION, Ltd.    .  John Houston, Manager.      ��� Nelson, B. C.  *1'*I"H"I"H"I"1"H-*  +  NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS  BT  CARRIER.  *  *  *  WWHI'H.H'W  .H.,T.,M"M"t"M*-I"M-  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.  ���1"1"1-I-I"I"I"I"I"I"I"*I"1-  +  +  *  +  +  *  wholly upon the successful operation of  the Boundary smelters, may with .profit  reflect .upon the prospect which will  confront them if this prospect of competition with the Crow's Nest Coal Company is removed. The problem of dealing with the federal government's coal  measures in the Crow's : Nest overshadows in importance every other question that can come up before the associated boards of trade. Whether the  provincial government's tax upon the  output of the mines of the province -remains as at present, or becomes two per  cent net after deducting the cost of  mining, as well as freight and treatment,  matters very little if any impairment is  permitted to the fuel supplies of the  British Columbia smelters which must  reduce the low grade ores of Boundary  if they are to be marketed. The question, at issue is whether the position of  British Columbia's smelters will be best  secured by giving the Crow's Nest Coal  Company a complete and lasting monopoly of the only available coking coal  in the Crow's Nest, or whether this end  will be best attained by giving the local  smelters the advantage of competition  in their fuel purchases.     :���  We are shewirig a  very pretty line of  newest designs in  Valentines ranging  in price from 10c  to $2.50 each. Also a full line of Comics.  But more especially would we draw attention to our pretty and useful line of  articles suitable for Valentines, consisting of Purses, Card Cases, Fountain  Pens, Satchel Bags, Silver and Gold Pencil Cases. These articles accompanied  by a dainty card make cupid's darts  much more effective.  to  to  w  I>'.^*-mti''ii5��,*iS?*��S?*iiS    >-f%-f"SSL.'.  S2?*S''-'S'-SS5S^  :i5f��� *��fj GiL'jSt.: <8��l'���*.���&.00 ��� 00 '00 ��� 00 ���  MORLEY & LAING  BOOKSELLERS AND STATIONERS  BAKE it STREET. NELSON. B. O.  Showrooms Mnsoo & Kirch Pianos.  THE COURTSHIP'S SHADOWS  The phenominal wheat ci:op of the  Canadian Northwest last year is proving  a great advertisement for the Dominion,  and present indications are that it will  result in drawing a large army of settlers from the less productive lands in  the western states of the American  union.. For months past the federal  government has had, its emigration  agents at work telling the people of the  neighboring states of the wonderful  richness of the lands in the great west  which await their coming. But all .their  efforts would have been in vain were it  not for the bountiful harvests which last  season rewarded Its hardy argonauts.  They are coming this year thousands  _strong.   From the western states. of the  union alone their number is conservatively stated at 50,000, and to this army  may be added those who will, come from  the worked out lands; of the eastern  provinces and states, as well as those  from Europe. Truly Canada's great  west is beginning to fill up, and with the  right sort of people, those.who may be  counted upon helping themselves.  A year ago, when James* J. Hill's connection with the Crow's Nest Coal Company was but a vague :Buspicion, his  railway schemes in Southern British  Columbia were heralded throughout the  province as heaven sent blessings to  deliver the country from the thraldom  of the Canadian Pacific railway. The  people were told that it" mattered not  who offered their deliverance, so long  as it was offered, and a determined effort was made to save' the province  whether its people* desired saving or  not. To this end boards of trade were  packed, and resolved accordingly, and  even the provincial legislature was not  immune. When the time was ripe a gun  was placed at the head of premier Dunsmuir and he was commanded to heavily  subsidize Hill's philanthropic railway  schemes or take the consequences.   But  A Story of New York  "This is Mr. Anderson."  In tho hall of the Athenaeum Club an introduction was being affected. There Is, of  course, no such club in this city. For that  matter there Is no such person as Mr. Anderson. Both exist, but under other names.  Journalism is precise, but there are occasions when precision ceases to be permis-  sable. This is one of them. For the purposes of the present chronicle it is not only  necessary to mask not only the club, but  the characters in it. The reason presently  will appear.  At the time���and that time was not later  than the Sunday before last���a young man  was actively engaged in making his uncle  acquainted with his future father-in-law,  The latter is the person whom I have christened Mr. Anderson. The uncle I baptize  Harry Marquhar and the nephew Reginald  There, barring the heroine, you have  what I think 1 have described as the dramatis personae. The heroine will be produced  in.a minute Yet not of course in that hall  where the three men were standing.  Six weeks previous Reginald had crossed  the ocean. On ine way over chance or the  chief steward placed him side by side at  the table with Mr. Anderson's daughter.  The girl was pretty as a picture and from  the documents in the case I have no doubt  but that she was���and for that matter still  is���as good as she was pretty. Moreover,  she was endowed with superior health and  manner, and although reticent she could  listen to anything worth listening to with  glimpses of teeth as perfect as Reginald  could have remembered to have seen before.  To provoke these glimpses Reginald said  whatever entered his head, and it fell out  that in the wide leisures of the voyage  companionship became pleasant to them  both, so pleasant, indeed, that neither felt  that it could terminate with the voyage,  both concurring that it would be pleasant  to take a long trip, in which not chance  nor the chief steward, but' matrimony,  should place them side by side.  That was natural. The girl was very  fetching, and Reginald, who is alarmingly  good looking, enjoys the formidable reputation of being one of the best dressed  chaps in town. To me it is always a pleasure to look at him. Then also he comes of  what is known as the best people, those  people who are still the best people in spite  of plutocratic invasion. Such things count  with a girl, particularly, if she have money  and social aspirations.  Miss Anderson had both, Apart from her  other charms she had nothing else. She  lacked that local perquisite to success  which is called position. Hosts and hostesses never thought of asking her to their  entertainments for the excellent reason  that in this great city where the few are  obvious and the many obscure, she was  an  entirely  unknown  quantity.  In Boston it is not long since a young  man revolving in the upper circles of Beacon street became engaged to a haberdasher's daughter. Another young man circling  in the same orbit became engaged to a  stableman's daughter. In each instance the  status of the father was clear. The statu.1-:  of Miss Anderson's father even lacked such  clarity as that, lt was totally undefined.  When, therefore, last week, as a result  of circumstances hereinafter related were  announced that one of the best known  young men in town was to marry an absolutely unknown heiress, there were suppositions, as there always are, in plenty.  It was supposed,  for instance,  that Mr.  9}  to  to  to  9}  to  to  to  9\  Fred Irvine  ���**&  $  >��  Just received a large assortment of ladies' and childrens' night dresses, chemies and drawers corset covers white  skirts, infant and children's dresses.   We offer these lines alj special sale pricas for next ten days.  to  ���I* ���!��� *!* *!* ���$��� ���!��� *I* ���$��� <fa *$��� 4* ���f* ���!���  Annual  Whitewear  Muslin  and Lace Sale  ^* **��* **!" **2** **��* *^* *f* ^* ^* *��* *��* *^��* --I* **��* **��" ^* **{* **��*  New grass linen suitings and trimmings. Valencein  laces torcsen and guipure lace allover with insertion to match  New gingham grenadines, zephyrs, prints, percales. Early inspection while stock is new and complete affords a good selection.   Prices low during sale.  ^��<^��<^.<^.<^����p<^.<vJ��<^.<^.^.<^.^��<^��*|��^��.|.<J.,^.^.^��<4.  Fred Irvine & Co.  to  to  H\   36 Baker Street  %^.i0.00.^.^.&i0.^,&  NELSON, B. 0.  A press dispatch  from Grand Forks  last evening probably furnishes the key  to the action of the Grand Forks board  of trade In decided to place the Crow's  Nest coal   question   upon   the   agenda  paper for the consideration of the associated boards at their approaching conference  in  Kaslo.    It  now   transpires  that while the organs of the Crow's Nest  Coal Company have been repeating in  expressive unison that there has been  no shortage of fuel for British Columbia's smelters, that at least one smelter  ���that at Greenwood���would have beun  obliged to close down but for the fact  that it was allowed to divert supplies  of coke consigned  to  the   Nelson  and  Granby smelters.    Little  wonder   then  that the members of.the Grand Forks  board of trade, having regard for tne  welfare of an industry upon which all  their hopes are pinned, desire a thorough ventilation  of . the   Crow's   Nest  coal situation.   Nor is it surprising, that  the business men of the chief city in the  great copper district should view with  uneasiness   a  condition   which   retards  smelting in British Columbia in the interest of rival smelters  in  the  United  States.     It   doubtless   carries   its   own  warning to them, and they may be pardoned for speculating as to what they  are up against.   If, with the possibility  of future competition staring it in the  face, the Crow's   Nest   Coal   Company  diverts so much of East Kootenay's coal  and coke to the smelters of the United  States that the British Columbia smelters are obliged to borrow from other  Emelter reserves,   or   close   down,   the  people of Grand Forks, which depends  the premier called~thlT~blufif~aird~foF~a  year at least one portion of the province  has worried along without Mr. Hill's all  saving competition.    The other portion  was not so successful.    In it Mr. Hill's  scheme has slowly developed.   From a  suspected interest in the coal measures  of the Crow's Nest his holding has manifested  itself until  he now admittedly  holds the   controlling   Interest   in   the  Crow's Nest Coal Company, and with a  line of railway in course of construction  to connect the coal fields with his trunk  systems of   the   United   States,   he   is  slowly perfecting the greatest monopoly  in the Dominion of Canada.    The one  thing lacking is the last available site  for the economic working of the Crow's  Nest coal area, which has been applied  for.   Thus, within a year, the complexion of the Hill invasion has completely  changed.   What the people now want is  protection from   their   self   constituted  deliverer.   They want the' right to work  out their own salvation, and they ask  the federal government to see that they  are not hampered by the further diversion of the coke of the Crow's Nest from  the smelters of their own province, or by  such disposition of the federal government's  coal areas  as will  perfect Mr.  Hill's present monopoly.  .  Young Theodore Out of Danger  GROTON, Massachusetts, February 13 ���  Young Theodore Roosevelt passed a good  night and this morning his condition is  such that it was announced that the president would leave for "Washington this afternoon. The crisis of the disease in the  night has passed successfully, the left  lung has cleared to the satisfaction of the  doctors and the boy is now considered out  of danger.  "Kid" Broke His Arm  SAN FRANCISCO, February 13.���In boxing with his sparring partner, Mike Donovan, "Kid" Lavigne broke one of the bones  of the forearm. This makes it impossible  to carry out the fight between Jack  O'Brien of New York on February 23rd.  Roberta Appointed Speaker  HALIFAX, February 13.���Thomas Roberts, M.P.P., was last night chosen speaker  o fthe Nova Scotia legislature.  Anderson was in Chicago pork, in Montana  mines, in Mexican rails, in Texas oil and  the Lord knows what not. Such were the  suppositions. Presently you shall have tht  facts. Mr. Harry Harqunar will supply  them. Could I really tell you who he really is the statements which are to come  from him you would accept without question. But his identity 1 may safely leave to  your penetration.  __.Mr.__Harquhnr is an old New Yorker.  There are not many left. He"is~one'6f"themr-  He led cotillons on the historic nights  when cotillons were known as Germans.  It was he who originated the epigram that  it is a bore to bo in society and a tragedy  not to.  He has been everywhere, seen everything  known every body. He has been interested  in a number of ladies, now dead and departed, and at balls and dinners has related  the fact to their granddaughters with comparative calm. He is not only an old New  Yorker, he is an old beau. As such he has  two manners, one extremely gracious, the  other extremely remote. The Sunday before  last In the hall fo tho Athenaeum club he  wa.s displaying the latter.  "This is Mr. Anderson, ur.cle Harry."  At the introduction-Mr. Anderson raised  his hat, stretched out his hand and smiled.  Mr. Harquhar smiled also. Hut he did not  think it necessary to acknowledge the introduction in any other way. Me simply  smiled. He kept his haL on his head and his  hands in his pockets.  Mr. Anderson is a large man with a face  like a brandled cherry. It was a dull red  all over except on the forehead whore there  was a white scar. He mumbled something  about the pleasure he was experiencing.  Mr. Harquhar made no reply. Reginald  said something to the effect that lie was  glad to bring his uncle and his future  father-in-law together. Mr. Harquhar did  not appear to have heard him. He was still  .smiling'.  But in that smile there was a gleam as  chill as the point of a sword. Before it  suddenly tho scar on Mr. Anderson's forehead flamed. He dropped his hand, replaced  his hat and stalked to the door. Reginald  saw him out and returned to where his  uncle was standing.  "Have you lunched, Reginald?" the uncle  asked. "No? Very good. Then lunch with  me. Mr. Anderson has given me an appetite."  "In that case," Reginald retorted angrily,  "1, can't say that you seemed very grateful."  At this Mr. Harquhar smiled as he had  smiled before, 'faking the nephew by ��� the  arm he led him to that whicli to my way  of thinking, is tlie most elaborated breakfast room in New York. On Sundays men  don't go much to clubs, and tlie Sunday  before last this particular room was empty.  "Suppose we sit here," Mr. Harquhar  said, indicating a table by the window.  "What would you say to a rougout a la  Sandanaple, and a glass of Moselle, Archibald?" he added. Turning to the head  waiter he said: "Will you see, please, that  the ragout has saffron in it and that the  Moselle is not iced. Now," he resumed,  when the waiter had gone, "Mr. Anderson  is.quite well off, 1 think you said."  '.'Ten million," Reginald answered shortly. He was angry still.  "His daughter, I presume, will come in  for it all. Well, ten million is just enough  to entertain on. Nowadays o. penny less  and you arc pinched. Lorrilard said that  no man could live like a gentleman on less  Ihan a thousand dollars a day. At 3V". per  cent ten million will about, yield that. I  (.���an remember when twelve thousand a  year wa.s regarded as wealth. Times have  changed, but not customs. Always, it has  been considered ns easy to marry a ricli  girl as a poor one, besides being, as major  Pendennls remarked, much more comfortable. By tho way, you know Bob Roberts,  don't you?"  "The faro king?" Reginald answered.  "What about him?"  "Nothing," Mr. Harquhar replied. "He  occurred to me in connection with old New  York. The papers, you may have noticed,  have been dripping with recently. But  they don't seem to go very far back. But  it is my misfortune to do so.  "A quarter of a century ago there were  only a few faro banks in this city. One or  two may have been square, the others were  not. They were patronized by underlings,  aspirants to the rogue's gallery, criminals  sometimes in embryo, sometimes in fact.  Tlie dealer was of a type that has gone.  He wore diamonds and dressed entirely in  black.  "Had you seen one standing in front of  the Fifth Avenue Hotel you, of course,  would have known what he was, but to the  average countryman lie represented the supreme expression of the apathetic man-  about-town. In those days Bob Roberts  was of that type."  "Here is the ragout," Reginald interrupted, vaguely bored.   ������  "But there was," Mr. Harquhar proceeded, helping his nephew to some truf-  iles and game, ������there was nothing apathetic about Roberts except in appearance  sake. He was a great hand at making a  stranger feel at home and in then taking  that stranger's home away. A gift such  as that is likely to lead to curious experiences. More than once it led him to jail.  "But he had other adventures. On one  of these sumptious April days of ours,  which are not of tlie spring nor yet of the  summer, but a commingling of both, a  girl passed in front of the Fifth Avenue  Hotel, where he stood. "Whether or not she  gave him so much of an invitation as the  quiver ot an eyelid, 1, for one, do not know.  What I do know is that he followed her,  joined her and accompanied her to her parents' home. To make a long story short In  a week she was  "  "1 think I will take some of that Moselle," Reginald interjected, with a yawn.  "Help yourself, dear boy. Where was I?  Oh, yes. In addition to the girl, if I remember rightly her name was Arabella,  or something similar, Bob Roberts had  other equally interesting friends. . There  wus, for instance, 'Johnny Slope,' a  plumber by trade, by practice a thief.  There was 'Banjo Pete,' a lively young fellow who, after failing in the minstrel world  had initiative in the art of illumination  with dark lanterns. There was also George  Percival, a connection, I have understood  of the Percivals of Washington Square,  but who had developed a great knack of  =-(lnding^lhings.-b.efore.jhey-werejqst.^^^^^  "These pals of Roberts' were all Interested in faro. Through their aid and  through the aid of others similarly accomplished, he was duplicating joints, triplicating them all over the city.  "Meanwhile in the quarters over which  Arabella presided, occasionally there were  festivities. That brisk young Pete would  bring his banjo, play he was Mr. Bones  again, crack wonderful jokes and sing a  rattling song. 'Johnny Slope'���Mr. Slopely  in private life��� would sometimes come  with his lady, sometimes with his father,  as nice looking old gentleman as ever  cracked a crib. And there, too, with his  high-bred face, Percival would lounge by  the hour.  "I'd like a bit of bread, please," Reginald  again Interrupted.  "Now, it so happened," Mr. Harquhar  reaching a plate to his nephey, continued,  "that in the progress of one of these festivities Bob Roberts was called away, and  did not return until all the guests had  gone, except Percival.  "He was then just In time to hear Arabella call for help, to see Percival with  one arm about her waist, the other across  her neck, lie saw that. He saw red, too.  With a spring he was upon him. But Percival dropped the girl, picked up a bottle  and struck at him.  "When Roberts recovered consciousness  Arabella had washed the blood away, but  not the scar. Twenty-live years have not  eliminated it. It was visible when he was  talking to me ln the hall here a few minutes ago. Have another truffle."  "What?"  Reginald cried. His anger had  gone. His boredom also. "Do you mean "  "That Mr. Anderson and Mr. Bob Roberts are one and the same? Why, of course  I do. But I haven't finished. There is an  epilogue to the story. A fortnight after the  bottle incident, Percival was found, a pistol at his side, a bullet in his heart. But  examination disclosed another bullet, which  from a distance had entered the back of  his head. There were surmises, but even  the amateur detectives of the local press  were unable to invent a clue."  "And you say," Reginald muttered. "You  say that " He did not seem to get any  farther.  "Why, of course I say that," Mr. Harquhar retorted. Did you not hear me? Or  would you wish that 1 should tell it all  over again? 1 as you know, have never  married. Yet were I to do so, I would want  to know something about my bride's people. But you are of a later age. The modern young man proposes and leaves it to  others to investigate. Yesterday, on receipt of the nolo in which you acquainted  me with your engagement, I called on my  old friend, inspector Byrnes. It is the summary of this conversation which I have related to you."  "I will chuck It," said Reginald. "It's a  beastly shame, too, a nicer girl never  lived."  "Then why should you? Since she Is, as  you say, nice and tolerably plutocratic to  boot, why should you break it off?"  "But you forget that  "  "f forget so little that I can remember  when the idea of visiting the sons and  daughters of that Wall Street thug. 'Jake  Strop,'' would have Ij^en unspeakable. Yet  today everybody visits them. I myself have  done so. I found, them, too, very amiable  and well bred. 1 can remember when acquaintances of mine were asking, 'Shall we  receive the Rotterdams?' And a little later  those same acquaintances asking, 'Will  the Rotterdams receive us?' "  "You think then, uncle Harry '  "1 think that Bob Roberts, or Mr. Anderson, as he calls himself in private life,  is not a man for you to associate with.  He is not a man whom you should, have  received in this club. Indeed, 1 should be  very sorry, to have the committee learn  that you had. But he is no worse than  'Jake Strop.' he is better off than the original Rotterdam, and so far as I am able  to judge his manners in the hall are better than Jim Fisk's. The one objection to  him is that he is not dead and damned,  or rather not dead and forgiven. But if I  am correctly Informed he will soon be In  Sing Sing. There he will be out of your  way and no one here will suspect that Miss  Anderson is tho daughter of Bob Roberts,  the faro king. Suppose you call a hansom  and take me up to see her."  Whereupon Reginald, swallowing a cup  of coffee and such misgivings as remained,  obeyed.  Thus it came about that a few days ago  you may have read In the papers, and in  conjunction with a great number of others  were mystified in reading that a well-  kno.wn New York polo player was engaged  to a western heiress of whom society had  never heard, and concerning whom, were  it not for the veiled indiscretions of the  present chronicle, society would be no  wiser  than before.���New York Exchange.  ���$��� .j. .j. .j. .j. .j* ��*��� .j. .j�� ��**, .i. ,j. .?. .j*.  Infant's long dresses 75c up  Infant's long skirts 75c up  Infant's long slips 75e up  Infant's long foot blankets.  Complete sets of infant's wardrobe to order  CHILDREN'S SHORT DRESSES  From six months to five years  old. A splendid assortment  latest style and prices very low  Children's white skirts with and  without waists.  White French dresses.  White short skirts.  White night dresses for children  Ladies' white night dresses.  Ladies' white chemise.  Ladies' white drawers.  Ladies' white underskirts.  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In tho matter of the Winding Up Act,  Chapter 129' of the revised statutes of  Canada and amending acts, and in the  matter ot the Athabasca Gold Mine, Limited.  Notice la hereby given that the honorable  the chief justice has fixed Friday the 17th  day of January, 1902, at the hour of 11  o'clock in the forenoon at the Law Courts,  New Westminster, British Columbia, as  the time and place for the appointment of  an official liquidator of the above named  company. J.   J.   CAMBRIDGE,  District Registrar.  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  btreet, near corner of Hall street. For  terms, etc., apply  R. W. DAY, Madden Block.  LOST���GREEN POCKETBOOK WITH  monogram i\l. C. Containing check and  small change. Finder will please leave at  Morrison & Caldwell's store and obtain  reward.  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Box 16L lisss  '���^s^--^!*iB--a.-aa-aa^^sMBt^^  ^���^^K&^XWm&^iriSZW^^tttWl&lieWff  ����^0<*<5>*-iij^JUittCT<^a��<sg<-;ii^^  ME OTLSON" TRiBOTE: ��MDAY MOKMM, PBBftUlllY H, 1903  BANK OF MONTBEAL  CAPITAL, all paid np $12,000,000.00  REST    7.000,000.00  UNDIVIDED PROFITS       876 681.61  Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal ...President  Bon. George A. Drummond Vice-President  IS. S. Clot-scon .  General Manager  NELSON BRANCH  Corner Baker and Kootenay Streets.  A. H. BUCHANAN, Manager.  Hranohes ln London (England) New York,  Chigaqo, and all tho principal oltlos ln Canada,  THE CANADIAN  BANK OF COMMERCE  WITH WHICH IS AMALGAMATED  THE BANK OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.  HEAD OFFICE: TORONTO.  Paid-up Capital.       ���   "-     -     $8,000,000  Reserve Fond,       ....  $2,000,000  ACGREGATE RESOURCES OVER $85,000,000;  se  ���KMMOlMM  IMPERIAL BANK  ���a**<��BX3a>Jti!iZe*&ivitliM70,luw< <  Capital (paid up)  Rest       -      -  Buy and sell Sterling Exchange and Cable  Transfers.  Grant Commerolal and Travelers' Credits,  available in any part of the world.  Drafts Issued, Collections Made, Etc,  Savings Bank Branch  CURRENT RATE OF INTEREST PAID.  Hon, Qoo. A. Cox,  President,  B. E. Walker,  General Manager  London Offlce, 60 Lombard Street, B. O.  New York  Offlce, 16   Exchange   Place,  and 68 Branches in Canada ana '  United States.  the  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT:  Interest allowed on deposits.   Present rate  three per cent.  GRANGE V. HOLT,  Manager Nelson Branob.  $2,600,000  $1,860,000  HEAD OFFICE. TORONTO, ONTARIO.  Branches ln Northwest Territories, Provinces of  British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.  H. S. HOWLAND President.  D. R. WILKIE General Manager.  E, HAY ,. Inspector.  ���^^^^^^���^���ja^^^-j^-^-^'^-^-A^ 0000-0-^^0^,'^.^.      _^      "~  �� -  - >j^  to  The CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE  WFth Whioh is Amalgamated the Bank of British Columbia  HEAD OFFICE, TOBONTO, ONTARIO  NELSON   BRANCH,  BURNS BLOCK.  A general banking business transacted.  Savings Department,���Deposits receivod and  interest allowed.  Drafts told, available in all part of Canada,  United Statos and Europe.  Special attention given to coll       ns.  J. M. LAY, Manager.  CAPITAL, PAID UP  REST       -      -      -  $8,000,000  2,000,000  DIRECTORS  HON. GEO. A. COX, PRESIDENT  ROBERT KILGOUR, ESQ.      .      .    VICE-PRESIDENT  B.   E.   WALKER,   GENERAL  MANAGER.  J. H. PLUMMER, ASS'T GENERAL MANAGER.  QENERAL STATEMENT  r 30th NOVEMBER. 1901.  LIABILITIES.    ���  Notes of the Bank in circulation.  $ 7,266,266 00  Deposits not bearing interest    $14,974,600 45  Deposits bearing interest, including interests accrued to date     36,704,765 50  ��� $51,679,365 95  Balances due to other Banks in Canada   Balances due to other Banks in foreign countries   Balances clue to Agents in Great Britain       Dividends  unpaid     Dividend No. 69, payable 2nd December   Capital paid-up , "..$8,000,000 00  Rest .' 2,000,000 00  Balance of Profit and Loss Account carried forward      251,047 84  240,567 54  166,770 63  730,458 34  1,906 87  280,000 00  10,251,047 84  $70,616,383 17  ASSETS.  Coin and Bullion.. $1,350,579 07  Dominion Notes  1,649,395 50    $ 2,999,974 57  Deposit with Dominion Government for security of Note circulation         300,000 00  Notes of and Cheques on other Banks ���    2,252,245 53  Balances due by other Banks in Canada         227,846 03  Balances due by agents of the Bank and other Banks in foreign  countries       1,952,398 82  Government Bonds, Municipal and other  securities      9,401,700 85  Call and Short Loans on Stocks and Bonds        8,691,429 93  $25,825,595 73  Other current Loans and Discounts.  43,081,354 84  Overdue Debts (loss fully provided for)  269,843 24  Real Estate (other than Bank premises)  174,879 06  Mortgages  178,032 64  Bank Premises ������  1,000,000 00  Other Assets  86,677 66  $70,616,383 17  ; B.  E. WALKER,  General Manager.  PROFIT AM LOSS ACCOUNT  The Directors beg to present to the Shareholders the thirty-fifth Annual  -Report,-covering^the^half_year_ending^3^^^  the usual statement of Assets and Liabilities:  The balance at credit at Profit and Loss Account, brought forward from last year, was...,..,...,        $117,876 03  The Net Profits of the half year ending   30th   November,   after  providing for a.11 bad and doubtful debts, amounted to         477,595 32  $595,471 35  Which has been appropriated as follows: ���  Dividend No. 69 at Seven per cent, per annum   Transferred to Pension Fund..,,., ,..,.,  ..,   Expenditure  on   Bank   Premises    charged   to   Profit   and   Loss  Account     Balance carried forward   280,000 00  7,500 00  56,923 51  251,047 84  $595,471 35  DEATH OF PRINCE COLITZIN  Was a Famous Explorer  "LONDON, February 7.���It is reported  here from Paris that prince Galatzin  was recently wounded in a pistol duel  with his brother-in-law, count Tscher-  nesdorbf, at Basle. The Cologne correspondent of the Daily Mail reports that  the body of prince Galatzin had passed through St. Petersburg. The correspondent says that this is the first intimation that t?ie prince had been killed."  'The telegram printed above appeared  in virtually ill the papers on the Pacific  coast, including British Columbia, on  either Friday or Saturday last.  Yet how many who read gave move  than a passing thought to the intelligence conveyed, or recalled a personal  acquaintance with of remembrance of  the remarkable personality most concerned?  For the death of prince Galatzin closes  the dramatic and romantic history of one  of the greatest travellers, philosophers  and students that St. Petersburg has  sent into the virtually impenetrable  countries of oldest Asia, and Vancouver  is not without some local interest in  him, since it was here that he reappeared to the so-called world of civilization  that had given him up as sacrificed to  the prince emerged from mysterious  Thibet, which country he was the first  European to thoroughly explore, and returned for a brief space to the centres  of European learning and culture.  He was at that time a man of striking  personal appearance, perhaps sixty years  of age, but well preserved���an empty  right sleeve suggesting the story of one  of his grim adventures beyond the farthest outposts of the unknown world.  He saw but few during his stay at  the Vancouver, en route to Paris and  St. Petersburg, but those few will never  forget the flashing of his keen grey eyes  or the hypnotic quality of his grave  voice as he related a narrative of personal experience that carried speaker  and fascinated listeners well into the  hours of morning all unconsciously���a  story such as Rider Haggard's glowing  imagination could scarce have conjured  up.  Trusting to memory solely for the  tale. It was during the early sixties  that the prince had taken leave of Russia, his destination, the unknown and  thus alluring home of the Thibetans  between which the upper India native  had set the mighty Himalayas as an impenetrable wall. The prince's party at.  the outset included some half a score of  noted scientists, equipped and financed  for a year or two of exploration in the  face of opposition.  As British civilization and influences  were gradually left behind in the advance toward the terra incognita, these  science a score of years before ......  That was in the early "ninties" when    difficulties grew   and   multiplied   with  strange persistence. Guides and servants  disappeared with beasts and burden between the setting and the rising of the  sun;  innumerable obstacles to progress  were   interposed   by  petty  potentates;  ignorance   of   general, languages   and  written    authority    was    encountered  daily; sickness and mishap appeared to  interdict the plans of the explorers, one  by one of whom gave way before the  form of late, until camping one night  within the shadow of the mountain mon-  archs, in a valley fit to the garden of  the  gods,   the  prince  at  length   found  himself alone save for a few complaining, hesitating hill   men   who   on   the  point of open mutiny protested with all  the eloquence resourcefulness of Oriental  argument against a further inroad.  The camp was made and prince and  people slept. .   .  In the morning the few remaining  horses were found dead.  At once the guides and servants read  in the dire circumstance fresh evidence  of the anger of the gods.  Not so prince Galatzin, who grimly  sought a more prosaic explanation of  the mystery and quickly found it.  The beautiful valley from end to end  was of a rank and deadly poison grass.  But still the natives making up the  party could not be made amenable to  reason and willingly advance.   Sternest  measures followed, and one dead man  and a threatening revolver induced the  party to obedience.  Death valley was crossed that day.  And then as though by magic, difficulties that had-been crowding in cum-  alative  strength  appeared  to  have  an  end.   A strange, intelligent and friendly  people gave the   white  traveller   welcome.   He trod the streets of unfamiliar  villages, :   the    inhabitants    hastening  everywhere   to   facilitate   his   progress  and   anticipate   the   necessities   of  the  party.    The stages of the country advanced to do him honor and reverence;  the rulers provided him an escort and  provision suited to a personage of highest rank and state.  Thus did he make his way by stages  to the grand lamassary of Lassa, the'  home and. heart of Buddhism, where enthroned among his counsellors and in  mystery Skoolak received the homage  of many million priests of high and low  degree, not as Buddhist pope alone, but  as the divinity incarnate in the earth.  It was prince Galatzin's fortune to  meet and freely talk with this remarkable head of the. religions in Greater  Asia���not once but frequently and without embarrassment���to tell him something of the "civilized" world, and to be  instructed" in turn in the borderland of  knowledge in which the Buddhist  priests are known masters���such mental sciences as western people have neglected, and whose very mention suggests even today, the thought of magic  and deepest mystery.  Incidentally he learned as time went  on the secret of the sudden end of his  vexations���the beautiful valley of death  in which his beasts had met their sudden death had- centuries before been  sown with poisonous vegetation as a  protection against unwelcome curiosity;  the legends of the people invested with  scancity-any-who--might-.pass,-=of-whon*u  he was the flrst; and the less credulous  philosophers and priests felt it but pol-  ilcy to gratify the impulse of the people  and welcome as half-divine the unbidden stranger rather than cast discredit  on the tales that they themselves had  framed and sanctioned.  And so Galatzin lived among the  'hibetans ��� studied their arts and  sciences profound���learned to love the  people of his adopted country���a country which he avers approaches in love  of the arts and sciences, encouragement  of physical grace and beauty, and high  morality Greece in her palmy days of  greatness.  Much of the history, intermixed with  legendary lore of this artistic white  race in the Himilayan fastnesses, prince  Galatzin learned through his beautiful  and highly accomplished wife, to whom  he was devotedly attached.  He was happy with her and among  "her people, he declared, yet still he  could not forget the very truly western  impulse to tell the world" best known to  himself his great discoveries, and so  his troubles "recommenced when he intimated his intention of returning beyond the great valley of his own land  and his own people, to the enjoyment  of his own scientific and philosophical  exploration.-  At first he merely hinted at the possibility of his return; the suggestion excited so many indications of resentment  that he forbore. Then he began very  cautiously but systematically to prepare  for a secret departure, only to find when  his plans had been matured that the inquisition system of espionage of whose  intricacies he had but guessed the merest fraction had long before laid bare  all his intentions to those determined to  thwart them.  His friends and dear ones in his  Thibetan home suffered at once the penalty of his indiscretion; he himself only  succeeded in making his way back into  the world of the barbarians after such  adventures as singly turn white the hair  and shake the reign of reason. Even  the tortures that later were meted out  to Savage-Landor in the same little  known world were in some respects accentuated to try to mettle of him who  had twice tempted all the anger of the  gods of an ancient people.  Those were the experiences that prince  Galatzin cared not to discuss in after  days.    Even when he passed hurriedly  m  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  9\  to  9\  189Q-BSTABUSHBD IN *NBL8oy-19Q2  %  Jacob Dover   The Jeweler  Nelson, B. C.  to  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  *  �� *u No^.1hat I an\ through stock-taking I intend to reduce my stock by giving *  ! guearPan?eeC aYgSoW/ * ^ ^ 0fF ��" the d��',ar- ' inv'te *���� a^ ����� ' (  I but he^Sre ffew^ th^rT"' Une* that !t is impossible to mention them all |  1 andDSerngdMaChinerrl  JeWe'ry' W*tCheS' C'��CkS'  SI,Verware��� Karn   Pianos'l  ft Hi  tiT*U^ I~ 1^^   99 *  Hi  Hi  ft  ft  ft  %  Jacob Dover,  "The Jeweler."  to  to  to  to  *******************************************^  to  to  to  to  to  m  over them in the comfortable surroundings that were his during his stay in  British Columbia there came such a look  in the gray eyes as might be noted in  these of an outcast who had fought his  way through all the furies out of the  torment of Saghalien.  A right arm severed at the shoulder���  the marks of crucifixion spikes through  ���the left hand suggested one incident of  the escape in which two dread years  were occupied.  . And when the Chinese coast���Hongkong-Yokohama���and Vancouver in turn  were reached it was to find that the  world���even his world, the world of  science-^-had so changed, that he and his  previous services were all forgotten.  Publishers doubted if there would be  "sale" for so fantastic a chapter as he  had to offer, unless it was presented as  "fiction."  This he declined in scorn to* assent to,  and those to whom he told while here  the skeleton of his wierd and gruesome  past have since been waiting the translation into English of one short work  out of the riches of his Thibetan experiences which was given to St. Petersburg in the Russian in 1894.  A year or so later there came a rumor  that the little volume had been suppressed by the Russian government.  The Russian government doesn't usually give detailed explanations as to why  it "suppresses" either books or men.  And then a lapse of years, and this  short paragrph, carelessly prepared for  careless readers of the Associated Press.  LONDON, February 7.���It is reported  here from Paris that prince Galatzin  was recently wounded in a pistol duel  with his brother-in-law, count TscherUs-  dorbf at Baste. The Cologne correspondent of the Daily Mail reports that  the body of prince Galatzin had passed  through Cologn on its way to St. Petersburg.  CLASSIFIED ADS.  ARTICLES FOR SALE.  SEWING  MACHINES  OF  ALL  KINDS  for sale or rent at the Old Curiosity Shop.  IU IA'l'X'.���1''(.)UK KUOM COTTAGE ON  Park street, opposite hospital. Rent, including- water, $12 per month. Apply E. Kilby.  next door to Rossland Hotel, Vernon street!  LODGERS.  HAVE YOU TRIED  FOR ROoxu. AND TABLE BOARD. AP-  ply third house west of Ward on Victoria  street.  EMPLOYMENT AGENCY.  WESTERN CANADIAN EMPLOYMENT  Agency. Wanted help of all kinds. Storage  for household and other goods. Skates  sharpened at Prosser's Second Hand Store,  Ward Street,. Nelson.  SEWING MACHINES-FOR SALE.  SEWING MACHINES FOR SALE OR  rent. Sold on Installments. Old machines  taken in exchange. Repairs kept for all  makes of machines. Singer Manufacturing  Company, Baker Street, Nelson.  FOR SALE.  FOR SALE���THREE HUNDRED HENS.  Inquire Hurry's Poultry Ranch, ��� Fairview,  P. O. Box 603.          GIRL WANTED.  WANTED���A WOMAN OR GIRL TO  help with housework and baby. Good  wages. Apply to John Hutcheson, Cranbrook, B. C.  ���*'",  pr.  A PURE DELICIOUS  STEONG AND FLAVOEY  TEA  IN GENERALISE*'-  THROUGHOUT. CANADA  P. Burns & Co.  Hrad Offiob at  NELSON, B. O.  Wholesale and RetaiJ  Dealers in,Meats  :   \r.  Porto Rico Lumber Go.  (IilWIITBD)  Rough and  Dressed  Lumber  Shingles  Mouldings  A-l White Pine Lurt|ber Always in  StocK-  We carry a complete stock of  Ocast,Flooring,^Ceilijag,,In8ide^Eiii-ai  ish, Turned Work, Sash and Doors.  Special order work will receive  prompt attention.  Porto Rico Lumber Co.Ltd.  CORNER Of  HKNDRYX AND VJORNON 8TRKKITR  Separate scaled tenders, addressed to tho  undersigned will bo received at this ofllco  until Tuesday, February 25th, Inclusively,  for tho construction of tho armories at tho  following places:  1st. Revelstoke, 13. C.  2nd. Kamloops, B. C.  3rd. Kaslo, B. C.  4th. Nelson, B. C.  Plans and spcclllcatlon.s can be seen and  forms of tenders obtained for Rovelstoke  and Kaslo on application to tho postmasters at those places; at Nelson at tho ollice  of Mr. J. A. Macdonald, architect, Nelson;  for Kamloops at the oldco 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 notllled 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 tho honorable the  minister of public works, equal to ten per  cent (10 p.c.) of the amount of the tender,  which will be forfeited if the party decline to enter into a contract when called  upon to do so, or If he fail to complete the  work contracted for. If the tender be not  accepted the check will be returned.  The department does not bind itself to accept the lowest or anv tender. By order,  FRED GEL'INAS, Secretary.  Department of Public Works,  Ottawa, January 25th, 1902.  Newspapers Inserting this advertisement  without authority from the department will  not be ��ald for It.  NOTIOE.  HENRY G. JOLT DE LOTBINIERE.  CANADA-  PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.  Edward VII., by the grace of God, of the  United Kingdom of Great Britain and  Ireland  and  of  the  British  Dominions  beyond the seas, King, defender of the  faith, etc., etc., etc.  To  Our Faithful  the Members elected  to  serve in the Legislative Assemly of our  Province of British  Columbia,  at Our  City of Victoria,��� Greeting.  A PROCLAMATION.  D. M. Eberts, Attorney General.  Whereas we are desirous and resolved as  soon as may be, to meet Our people of Our  Province of British Columbia, and to have  their advice in Our Legislature:  Now, Know Ye, that for divers causes  and considerations, and taking Into consideration the ease and convenience of our  loving subjects, We have thought fit, by  and with the advice of Our Executive  Council, to hereby convoke, and by these  presents enjoin you, and each of you, that  on Thursday the twentieth day of February, one thousand nine hundred and two,  you meet Us in Our said Legislature or  Parliament of Our said Province, at Our  City of Victoria, FOR THE DISPATCH OF  BUSINESS, to treat, do, act and conclude  -upon"those"things^which--in-Our--Leglsla-J-  turo of the Province of British Columbia,  by the Common Council of Our said Provinco may, by the favor of God, be ordained.  In testimony whereof, we have caused  theso Our Letters to be made Patent and  the Great Seal of Our said Province to be  hereunto affixed:  Witness, the Honourable Sir Honri Gustavo Joly do Lotbiniero, K.C.M.G., Lieutenant Governor of Our said Provinco of  British Columbia, at Our Government  House, in Our City of Victoria, in Our  said Province, this 9th day of January, In  the year of Our Lord ono thousand nine  hundred and two, and In tha flrst year of  Our Reign.  By Command.  J. D. PRENTICE,  Acting Provincial Secretary.  Markets at Nelson,  Rossland, ,Trail; Kaslo; Ymlr,  Baadon,' SilVertobf 'fteV'  Denver, Revelstoke, Ferguson Grand Porks, Greenwood, Cascade City  Mid  way, and Vancouver. ..,,... ���"  ���i'vI f  West Kooteii^ Butcher Co.  ALL KINDS" OF  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  FI8H AND POULTRY IN 8EASON  K. W. 0 BLOCK  WARD 8TEEET  ���E.-C; TRAVES, Manager  TREMONT HOUSE  1821 TO WlBAKER STREET, NELSON  AMERICA)! AND EUROPEAN  PLANS  MEALS 25 CENTS  Rooms Lighted by Electricity and Heated oy Steam 26 Cents to $1  IMPERIAL BBBWmG COMPANY  EMERSON & REISTERER.  Notice Is hereby given that I intend to  apply at the next sitting of tho board of  license commissioners for the City of Nelson, to bo held after tho expiration of  thirty days from tho date hereof, for a  transfer of tho retail liquor license now-  held by me for tho "Grand Hotel." situate  on Vernon street in tho City of Nelson, on  tho east half of lot 4, block 2, sub-division  of lot 95, ��*rroup 1. West Kootenay district,  to John  Biomberg of the City of Nelson.  GUS  NELSON.  Witness: A. BENSON.  Dated this second day of January, 1902.  PROVINCIAL.    SECRETARY'S    OFFICE.  His Honour tho Lieutenant-governor ln  Council has been pleased to mako tho following appointments:  Sth January, 1902.  William Edwin New-combo, of Trout  Lake, Esquire, M.D., CM., to bo resident  physician at the said place.  John M.  Holland, of tho City of Grand  Forks,  Esquiro,  to be a  notary public in  and for the province of British Columbia.  9 th January, 1902.  Frederick Fraser, of tho City of Rovelstoke, Esquire, to be���  Stipendiary  magistrate,  Government Agent,  Assistant Commissioner of Lands and  Works,  Collector of Revenue Tax,  District Registrar of Births, Deaths and  Marriages, and Registrar under the "Marriage Act," for the Revelstoko Division of  West Kootenay,  Gold Commissioner for tho Revelstoke,  Illccillowaet, Lardeau and Trout Lako  Mining Divisions,  Clerk of tho Peace for the County of  Kootenay,  District Registrar of the Revelstoko registry of the Supreme Court, and  Collector of Votes for the Revelstoke riding of the West Kootenay District, vice  Mr. W. J. Goepel.  BREWERS OF THE BEST  LAGER BEER  STEAM BEER  AND PORTER  PROVINCIAL    SECRETARY'S    OFFICE.  His honor tho lieutenant governor in  council has been pleased to make tho fol-  lng appointments:  27th January, 1902.  Christopher Morrison, alderman, and  Frederick Starkey, of the city of Nelson,  esquires, to be iiKimbnrs of the board of  licensing commlssloniTS for tho said city.  John A. Irving, .alderman, and Alfred J.  Marks, of the city of Nelson, esquires, to  bo1 members of tho board of commissioners  of police for the said city.  When you want the Best, ask for  IMPERIAL BEER.  SLOCAN JUNCTION HOTEL  J. H. MoMANUB. KlU|��r.  Bar atocked with beat brand* of wlnea,  Uquora, u-1 ei-rara, B����r on JU-au-rht. Ibarce  eomfortable room*. Flrat elaaa table feoana,  CHEAP FUEL.  QUEEN'S HOTEL  Lighted by Electricity and Heated with Hot Air.  tar**** oomfortabla bet-room*- aad aro-  claae dlnin* room. Sample rooma for commercial  man. ��  RATES 82 PER DAY  Reduction in price of coke: Per Ton.  Coko at gas works  $6.50  Coke delivered    7.50  Cash must accompany all orders,. or $1  extra will bo charted.  NELSON COKE & GAS COMPANY, Ltd.  DBUG STORE BABLY CLOSING  W|rs. L C. ClarKe, Prop.  fcata of tbe Royal Hotel, Cala-ary  " * /   W|adden House l^ZE?  Tbe only hotal in "Nelaon that baa re-  ���aalned under one management since iSmX  The bed-rooma are well furnlabed and  Us-hted by eleotneu>.  Tne bar la always atooaea Dy tbe beat  -Someatlc and imported llquora aad ol-rara.  THOMAS MADDEN, Proprietor.  ON AND APTER JANUARY 1st.  The publio is notllled that on and after  January 1st our places of business will  close at 9 o'clock every night except Saturday and the day preceding* a public holiday. ��� iiRajtfl'  Sunday hours 10 to 12 a, m., 2:30 to 4:30  p. m., 6:30 to 8:30 p. m.  CANADA BOOK & DRUO CO., Ltd.,  W. P. TEETZEL & CO.,  3.  H. VANSTONE.  OV    COUB8E    TOU   WANT    THE     BEST-  THEN   OO   TO  ARTHUR    GEE  in Tremont Block.   He will surr you.  Largo stock of imported season'b goods.  %  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ��n  m  #  HOTEL   ROSSLAND.  Third door from Grand Central Hotel  on Vernon street Best dollar a day  house In town. House and furniture new.  and first class ln every -respect Lighted  by gas. Room and board |5 to ?�� per  week. No Chinese employed hera  J. V. O'LAUGHLIN, Proprietor.  Bartlett    House  Formerly Clarke Hotel.  The Best $1 per Day House In Nelson,  None bub white help omployod.  The bar the  beat.    G. W. BARTLETT, Proprietor  R. REISTERER & CO,  BBJTWB-BS AHD -E-OTTLIBfl OV  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  Prompt and re-fular delivery to tha traaa*,  BBBW1RX  AT  UShBOH ~&*&*02$*��*S��I  Hi  Hi  Hi  HI  HI  ���s-  t***. *6* *** ****** ************************************^  THERE ARE A FEW LINES SUITABLE FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS WHICH  WE AFE OFFERING AT VERY LOW PRICES.  i  i  Hi  1  English, French and  American  Perfumes.  Hand Mirrors  Ladies' Traveling Oases  Ladies' Dressing Oases  Gents' Traveling Oases  Ladies' Purses and Card  Oases.  Gents' Purses and Wallets  Chatelaine Bags  Perfume Atomizers  Hair Brushes of all kinds  |  ! W. F. TEETZEL & CO.  ^*******************^****************^^^^^**^9v^*^  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  Lawrence Hardware Co.  ^IMPOBTEKS AND DEALEBS Iff;.  Shelf and Heavy Hardware  AGENTS lOB-Orescent,  Canton, and JesBop'g,Steel, Bennett's Gutta Percha  Fuse, Jenckes'Ore -Oars i; ������:--''a"  Hamilton Powder Company's Blasting PoVder   v* __  _ T%   ft  and Dynamite...    .-     ������ jMSOIl,    JB. U  Bailroad, Mill, Mining and Bnilders' Supplies  TELEPHONE 39.  P. O. BOX 627.  Nelson Saw & Planing Mills  CHARLES HILLYER, President. HARRY HOUSTON, Secretary.  Hare Just teoelved 3,000,0   feet of lojw from Idaho, and we are prepared to cut the largest biU  Of timber of any dimensions or lengths.  Bs  doors, and mouldings In Kootenay.  Hareixxtt teoeivea s.uuu.u   iee��i m ��ik�� iivm mouy, o"<* "�� "'.���"���r-i!^ *? ~���- ���- ���-o-��- ~~  Oftlmbwofai^ time.  The largest stock of sash  COAST LUMBER OF ALL KINDS ON HAND  OFFICE iNbSYART)8t   CORNTCR HAT-L AND FRONT OTRRRTB.    Sale  Legitimate  Furniture; Carpets, Linoleums, Fine Pictures, Blankets, Etc.  In addition to our already high-grade and low-marked goods,  we will offer for ��o days only io per cent off for cash, Our  terms are on ;the installment plan, one-third cash, balance in  three payments. Our customers are warned to take advantage of this great reduction sale. Come any time of the  day.    Can always duplicate any article.  D.McArthur &Co.  ^FURNITURE DEALERS  Another Stock  We have purchased the Livingston stock at Robson, at  a low rate on the dollar, have moved it here, and put it with  the Madson stock, which we recently bought. We have now,  altogether, about $8ooo worth of goods, consisting of Clothing, Gents' Furnishings, Hats and Caps, Boots and Shoes,  ^d^Dry^GMd-sT^Al Pth ese^boids^ wi 1 l^be"sdl d ^airreal���  BARGAIN PRICES  o  This is your opportunity to purchase  goods, these hard  times, at sacriffce prices.    Come and see us.   Our prices talk  A. FERLAND & CO.  CITY AND DISTRICT.  Two vara of ore wore received at the  Nelson smelter yesterday from the True  Blue mine.  A. N. Mowat, Winnipeg, superintendent  nf the Hudson's .Bay Company, arrived in  the city last eveninK.  The first case In the supreme court list  to be heard today Is Bremner vs. Arlington  mine, an action arising out of a timber  contract.  Mrs. King and daughter of Rossland, arrived in the city on Wednesday evening  and left by the Crow's Nest boat yesterday for Toronto.     ..  R. Fawcett arrived in the city on Wednesday evening to attend the grand lodge  uf L. O. L of Britlsn Columbia, which  opens in Fraternity hall on Wednesday  morninc  A bill of sale was Issued yesterday on the  Lorna Doone, Blue Bird and Rudolph mining claims from G. S. Smith of Marcus,  Washington to the Montana Gold Mining  Company of Spokane.  John A. Turner, Harry Wright and Fred  Irvine returned on Wednesday evening last  from Ymir, where they had been attending  The Masonic ball held in that town on  Tuesday eveninir last.  The old Tribune office is being fitted up  as a cold storage for P, Burns &.Co. The  front part of the building has been partitioned off and fitted up as offices, which will  be occupied by Messrs. Macdonald & Johnson.  The sittings of the supreme court were  resumed yesterday before Mr. Justice Martin. The case which occupied the whole  lime of the court until 3 o'clock in the afternoon was a continuation of the one of  the previous day of Fraleigh vs. Hall Mining & Smelting Company. All the evidence  on both sides was concluded and the argu-  ���-rjentp continued until the middle ot the af  ternoon. Mr. Justice Martin reserved Ills  findings in the case until the opening of  court today.  re~*tf^--fcj*~.-����  THE ratfi(W.(l*tBtnffli   E.RWA1? MOHMM flflBflUAft* H, 1903  RAILWAY TIME TABLE  CANADIAN PACIFIC SYSTEM  LEAVE  7:15 a. m.  Daily.  CROW'S NEST RAILWAY  Kuskonook, Creston, Moyio,  Cranbrook, Marysville, tort  Steele, Klko, Fornie, Michel,  Blairinoro, Frank, Macleod,  Lethbridge, Winnipeg, and  all Eastern points.  LKAVK  6:10 p. ni.  DaUy  6:10 p. m.  Daily  8 a.m.  8 a.m.  AH.HIVE  0:15 p. ni.  Dally,  COLUMBIA & KOOTENAY  RAILWAY  Robson, Nakusp, Arrowhoud,  Rovelstoke, and all points east  and west on C.l'.R. main line.  Robson, Trail and Rossland.  Robson, Cascade, Grand  Forks, l'ho-nix, Greenwood  and Midway.  (Daily except Sunday)  Robson, Trail and Rossland.  (Daily except Sunday)  ARRIVE  10:10 p.m.  fly  Pail  10:10 p.m.  Dafly  10:10 p.m.  11:35 a.m.  LEAVE  10 a. m.  SLOCAN RIVER RAILW'Y  Slocan City, Silverton, New  Donvor. Three Forks, Sandon  (Daily except Sunday)  ARKIVE  3:10 p. m.  LEAVE  i P. m.  ip.m.  KOOTKNAY  LAKE  STEAMBOATS  Balfour, Pilot Bay, Ainsworth  Kaslo and all Way Landings.  (Daily except Sunday)  rdo and all points on the  Lardo & Trout Lake Branch.  (Tuesday's, Thursdays and   Saturdays.)   ARRIVE  10:10  a.m.  11 a.m  lion la admitted to bo t.mo vi the gtvtuest  importance in connection with the Uevelop-  ment of this province.  John Luville, general merchant at St.  Charles, iu the county of Bellechasse, has  assigned. His liabilities, it is said amount  to ^UiU.OOa and assets about the same.  Discussing trie Treaty  VIENNA, February 13.���The Anglo- Japanese treaty of alliance is the feature of  today's news in the Austrian newspapers,  and Russia's probable action is widely discussed. Tho concensus of opinion among  those who are generally in touch with Russian views is that the militant Muscovites  will endeavor to revenge themselves by  stirring up disorders in Afghanistan, while  the Russian government will lie low awaiting the moment when Papan, having organized the military forces of China, will  join hands with the latter and drive out  all Europeans with the exception of the  Russians, who by that time will occupy an  impregnable position in Manchuria. Some  of the papers affect to see in the treaty,  at the time when prince Henry of Prussia  is starting for the United States, "Great  Britain's reply to Germany's approach-  ment with the United States."  QBE AT NORTHERN SYSTEM.  There will be a general meeting of the  members of the curling club this evening  at the board of trada rooms for the purpose of selecting rinks to attend the annual bonspiel of the Kootenay Curling Association at Sandon, from the 17th to the  22nd Instant.  A sleighing party, composed of sixteen  young people of the city, drove out to the  residence of S. E. Oliver on Wednesday  evening, about a mile and a half out of the  city on the government road recently-  opened up wesL of the city. The evening  was spent in games and dancing.  A couple of games of curling were played  at the, rink yesterday. The game in the afternoon was: Brown, Miller, J. F. Weir!  Richardson (skin), 12; Astley, Watchorn,  Beer, Carrie (skip), 8. The game in the  evening was: Shaw, McPliorson, Bunyan,  Morrison, Richardson (skip), 9; Deacon,  Dover, Fletcher, Turner, Cameron (skip), fi.  An alarm of fire was sounded about 4  o'clock yesterday morning. The blaze .was  located In the roof of the Chinese laundry  on Victoria street, opposite the city hall.  The department soon had a stream of water  playing and in less than five minutes the  fire was extinguished. At the time the fire  broke out there being thirteen or fourteen  Celestials sleeping in the building.  CANADIAN BANE OF COMMERCE  The annual statement of" the Canadian  Bank of Commerce, ;\vh(ch-appears in another column, will be pleasant reading to  tlie many .shareholders scattered throughout the several provinces of the Dominion.  The statement speaks for itself, but in  connection with it a summary of the remarks of president Cox, in moving its  adoption at the last annual meeting, will  not be out of place:  "Before discuss!!*--- the re*>ort of the di-  LEAVE  Depot  9:10 a.m  Mount'in  10:30 a.m.  DaUy  LEAVE  Kaslo  7 a.m.  Nelson  6:00 p. m.  DaUy  NELSON &  FORT  8HEP-  arrive  PAltD RAILWAY  Ymir, Salmo, Erie, Waneta,    Depot.  Northport, Rossland, Colville ,6:15 p.m.  kand Spokane,  aking through connection's  at Spokano to the south,  east and west.  KOOTENAY LAKE  STEAMBOATS  Balfour, PilotBay, Ainsworth  Ka3lo and all Way Landings.  ount'ia  .�� p. m>  Daily  ARRIVE  Kaslo  9:?0 p. m.  Nelson  10:30 a.m.  Daily  rectors which has just been laid before you  you -will permit me to express my very  great regret at not having been present at  the last annual meeting. My absence, as  the vice-president explained, was unavoidable, and you can readily understand my  disappointment at not taking part on an  occasion of such unusual importance. At  that time the results of the steps we had  taken in amalgamating the Bank of British  Columbia were explained, and I am sure  that you all felt that our course had been  amply justified. In addition, however, to  that large and exceptional transaction we  had to report a year of prosperity and  .'lahdsome earnings. Owing to the change  in the date of the annual meeting, we  now have only a period six months to account for; but you will be gUid to see by  the statement in your hands that our  growth and prosperity have continued, as  tlie profits of $4rl,5!)o for the six months  amply demonstrate.  Our deposits keep up the steady growth  of recent years, at May 31st they were  518,001,59^, at November 30th the-^.were *51,-  0V9.3C5, showing a growth "in six months of  i*3,G*M,7G6. Our note circulation has largely  increased, but a comparison between iiOth  of November and 31st of May is not instructive. At the latter date our circulation  was $5,446,773; on 30th of November it was  $7.2fifi,2f,i*. an increase of $1,819,493. But, as  you know, this is the lime of year when  the circulation is large, and the figures  just shown are, therefore, misleading. Our  circulation this autumn, however, reached  a maximum of $7,711,000, and this is $941,-  S10 higher than the maximum joint circulation of the Canadian Bank of Commerce  and the Bank of British Columbia during  the previous year.  "The increasing responsibilities devolving  upon the executive officers will be more  clearly realized when I remind you that  at the close of 188? (the year in which the  present general manager entered upon his  duties) our total assets were less than $20,-  000,000, while at the present time they are  over $70,000,000. Our deposits have grown  during- the same period from less than $10,-  000,000 to over J��1,000,000; and our circulation  from less than $2,500,000 to over $7,000,000.  Our total number of branches in 1887 was  33, while they arc now 07; and with the exception of Monteral and New York, all of  the former wore located in the province of  Ontario, whereas at present, as you all  know, we have branches tn British Columbia, California, Washington Territory and  Oregon on tho Pacific coast, the Yukon territory in the north, and London, England,  in the east; all of which ontails much additional labor and responsibility upon our  executive officers, and to them we are  much indebted for thnir constant care and  attention to the inteiests of the bank."  To Stamp Out Small Fox  CHICAGO, February 13.���Every employee  of every railroad entering Chicago from the  president to the messenger boy, will be  vaccinated between now and Monday or  lose his position. Every car which arrives  in the city from every direction will be  subjected to fumigation for six hours under the directions of the health department  of the. city before other passengers are allowed to enter It. The precautions were  agreed upon at a meeting of the general  managers of the railroads entering Chicago. The Chicago & Alton railroad and  the Illinois Central began to put them into  effect yesterday. The other roads will begin today. All will continue the measures  until the smallpox epidemic, which is raging the Northwest and the Mississippi valley states, shall be stamped out.  .  JeffrieB and "Denver" Martin  PORTLAND, February 13.���At a meeting of the managers of the Pastime Club  of this city yesterday, it was decided to  offer a purse of $15,000 for a 20 round contest between champion Jeffries and "Denver" Ed Martin, the contest^'o take place  sometime in May. A certified check will  be deposited by the club as a guarantee of  good faith on the acceptance of the proposition by both men.  Insurgents Sought Protection  PANAMA, Colombia, February 13.���The  Colombian government fleet which' left  Panama yesterday morning, met the insurgent warship Padilla olt Agua Dulce  at (j o'clock and fought her for an hour.  The government gunboat Boyaca was  struck and slightly damaged. The Padilla  was hit three times and sought protection  from the insurgent guns ashore.  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  H. BYERS & CO.  ESTABLISHED 1892  4  JH>  Portland Cement  Fire Brick  Fire Clay  Sheet Iron  T Rails  Ore Cars  Blowers  Exhausters  Pumps  Graniteware  Tinware  HARDWARE AND IRON MERCHANTS  heating stoves  cooking Stoves  and ranges  * NELSON, B. C.  STORES AT  KASLO, B.C.  SANDON, B. C.  to  *  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  ^S*fe*fc^-*&&'*&-'&.^fc,^''fc.&-*i'*fc.C,& ei-jtki  w  to  to  to  Of Bargains       |  Our Shoe Store shows a varity of bargains for this month.   All that remains   'ft  February Month  EASTERN CANADIAN BRIEFS  Contractors and Officials Indicted  NEW YORK,' February 13,���The grand  jury returned a series of indictments  against the contractors and workmen alleged to have ben responsible for the fatal and destructive explosion on Park avenue on January 27th, and tlie city officials  charged with dereliction In connection with  the storing of explosives.  An indictment for manslaughter In the  lirst degree, was found against Ira A. Sha-  ler, the Rapid Transit sub-contractor, who  Is building the Park Avenue section ot the  tunnel In which the explosion occurred.  Shaler was also Indicted for Illegal storage of dynamite, which Is charged with a  misdemeanor. Moses Epps, the powder  house watchman, Ernest G. Matheson,  chief engineer, and Joseph Bracken, laborer, were also indicted for manslaughter in  the first degree, and Matheson and Bracken for illegal storage. Superintendent  George Murray and Inspector Smith, of the  bureau of combustibles, were Indicted on  a charge of criminal neglect, and Charles  Fraser, engineer, for Illegal storing. Ball  was lixed in eacli case at $5000, except for  Murray and Smith, whose ball was made  $1000 each.  MONTREAL, February 13���Edward Laurin was today committed to stand his trial  for the murder of George Smith, a stableman employed by his father, whom he shot  during a quarrel.  MONTREAL, February .13.���There are  now sixty-four patients in the Montreal  smallpox hospital. Since May last 2S9 patients have been treated, only 5 per cent dying. None of the 289 had been vaccinated.  TORONTO, February 13.���The railway  committee of the legislature today passed  a bill granting the Ontario Electric company power to build a railway from Cornwall to Toronto. Sir Richard Cartright is  one of the promoters. The company proposes to spend eight million dollars.  TORONTO, February 13.���Mrs. Cohen of  Philadelphia, was arrested last night  with assisting her husband to defraud  wholesale firms out of $90,000, the proceeds  of goods supplied his store. When searched  today $3000 in United States bills were  found in her stocking and $500 in diamonds  were concealed in her skirt.  VICTOR  ROCK  ELM  25   of our Big Stock of Winter Shoes etc. to be closed out at from 20 to 50  "   cent discount,   Come in today and get first choice.   Mail orders filled.  Agents for The Slater Shoe.  Julia Marlowe's Shoes  Bell's Famous Footwear  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  per  to  Royal Shoe Store  L. A. GODBOLT, Prop. P. 0. Box 75 THOS. LILLIE, Manager  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  ^���^���^���^���^���^���^���^���^^^^'^���^^���^^'^^^���^^���^^���^���^���^���^���^���^���^���ys..^..^ ���^���*aiv.*��, ��-75!��  ^999^99999999999999999999999999999 '$-^^:*^-'  THE   BIG  Schooner  BEER OR HALF-AND-HALF  Hockey Sticks  Boys Sticks    .  Hockey Pucks  Ping ron��fT^  , 40c  . 25c  . 35c  $3:20  VeBtibuled Car Wrecked  TOLEDO, Ohio, February 13.���The Penn-  Kylvania vestibuled train, due here at 5.35  a. m. was wrecked at Helena, some 25  miles east of Toledo. A rail broke under the  engine derailing Ihs rest of the train, the  baggage car being turned over. There were  no fatalities. Harry Rueday, the baggageman, and Mrs. Harold Chesterlield, a passenger of Detroit, were slightly injured.  Canada Drug & Book Co.  $2000  lOe  Slaughtering    Sale  For the next thirty days I will giv*e  a great slaughtering sale on all lines m  stock consisting.' of ��� boy's and men's  clothing, furnishings, hats and caps, and  boots and shoes. In order to make room  for spring stock I must slaughter some  of my present stock and also to give my  many customers the benefit thereof.  Now is the chance to partake of soma  ot the best bargains ever offered in the  Kootenays.  The sale is genuine, the stock new and  the prices away down.  Call, get prices, examine goods and  be convinced that I am offering the  greatest bargains ever offered in Nelson.  217 and 219  Baker Street  J. A. GILKER  THE ONLY GOOD BEER  IN NELSON  IN PRIZES  FIFTH ANNUAL  ROSSLAND  WINTER  CARNIVAL  McAmmond Eetire3  PERTH, February 13.���Rev. Foster McAmmond, of the Methodist church here,  has resigned and will not again enter the  ministry. The unfortunate Syracuse affair  and the talk of the gossipers is the cause  of his resignation.  A Shortage of $5000  HAMILTON, February 13. ��� Investigation of the books of R. T. Lancelicld, the  missing librarian <>C the public library, is  proceeding. The shortage will probably  amount to S&OOO.  Member for South Grey Assigns  TORONTO, February 13.���Matthew K.  Richardson, M.P. for South Grey, has assigned, liabilities $1S,X00, assets $11,000. He  has made an offer of 35 cents on the dollar  but the creditors ask f>0 cents.  THURSDAY,  FRIDAY,  AND SATURDAY  February 20 to 22  1902  Grand Hockey Tournament, (for the  senior and junior hockey championships  of the province,) Five Skating Races,  Six Snoeshoe Races, Ski Running and  Jumping, Carnival Masquerade, Cutter  Races for Pacers or Trotters.  Single fare for round trip on all railways. Tickets on sale February 20th,  good to return until February 24th. For  programmes or any information, address H. W. C. JACKSON, Secretary  Carnival Committee, Rossland.  Club Hotel  Corner Silica and Stanley Sts.  " ErUr CURRANrProp?ietdrr-  ACOMPLETE LINE OF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  looal and ooasU  Flooring  looal and oooatk  Newel Posts  Stair Rail  Mouldings  Shingles  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  "of all Hods.  a WHAT TOD WANT 18 NOT HT BTOGX  193B WIXL MAI*"*-. IT FOB TOO  6���hh AND GUST PRIOHS.  BISCUITS-  CHRISTIE'S CREAM SODAS.  CHRISTIE'S WATER ICE W AFEFS  Also all kinds of Sweet Biscuits fresh from the factory.  BLUE   RIBBON   TBA.  Houston Block  Nelson. B C.  J. A. IRVING & CO.  BEMrESTATE'  AND  CO.  Quebec Parliament ODered  QUEBEC, February 13.���The provincial  parliament opened here today. Among the  many subjects to be dcalth with, colonlza-  NEWLING &  AUGriONEEr\S, VALUERS, ETC.  Kootenay Street, next door to Oddfellows" Hal}  *ftO.Box633 NBL80N. aC  J. A. Sayward  HAM, AND LAM STREETS. HCIflOK  GEBTIHOATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  Notice: Ray of Hope mineral claim, slt-  uata ln the Nelson mining division of  West Kootenay district, located on Duhamel (Slx-mlle) creek. Take notice that I,  Charles W. Busk, free miners' certificate  No. 60,825, as agent for W. J. Goepel, free  miners' certificate No." 60,500 John Paterson, free miners' certificate No. 60,727, and  self, Intend sixty days from the date hereof to apply to the mining recorder for a  certificate of Improvements for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the  abova claim. And further take notice that  action under Section 37 must be commenced  before the Issuance of such certificate of  improvements.        CHARLEg w> BUSK_  Dated this second day of January, A. D.  1901 -   LOST  LOST-AT ERIE, B. C, ON SATURDAY,  January 18th, two checks on the Canadian  Bank of Commerce, Nelson, one No. 1308,  for $58 payable to William Harper; and one  No. 1330, for $65.50, payable to H. Mcintosh.  Suitable reward will be given for the recovery of the same. Address David Murphy,  Erie, B. C.  INSURANCE BROKERS  Agents for Trout Lake Addition  (Bogustown) Fair-flew Addition.  Acreage property adjoining the park  And J. & J. Taylor safes.  These Bates can be bought from us or  two year's time without Interest.  Ward Bros.  833 West Baker Street, Nelson.  NOTICE  To the Public' and Union Men:  Tho Trades and Labor Council ot 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  ln such capacity:  VICTORIA HOTEL  CLARKE HOTEL  TREMONT HOTEL  MADDEN HOTEL  SHERBROOKE HOTEL  GRAND CENTRAL HOTEL  LAKE VIEW HOTEL  ROSSLAND HOTEL  GRAND HOTEL  KLONDIKE HOTEL  JOHN SPEAR  MANHATTAN SALOON  BODEGA SALOON  GLUE POT SALOON  IMPERIAL RESTAURANT  KOOTENAY HOTEL  IMPERIAL SALOON  WAVERLEY HOTEL  ATHABASCA SALOON  ROYAL HOTEL  GOAL  DOM ESTIO  OR  STEAM  USE  General Agency, Telephone 266.  W. P. TIERNEY  BAKER  STREET,   NELSON.  Tki.ki'iionb 115  ORDER YOUR  Tki.kphonk 35  COAL  FROM  KELSON FREIGHTING AND TRANSFER CO.  NELSON 0AFE FOR SALE  One of the largest and best appointed restaurants in the Kootenays. Recently enlarged remodelled and refitted throughout.  Twenty-five nicely furnished rooms in con-  rnctlon. The finest location in the eity.  This is without doubt one of the best opportunities for a good, up-to-date restaurant man ever offered in the Kootenays.  Bona fide intending purchasers will be offered every opportunity of satisfying themselves from the books as to the promts  earned by the business during the past  three years. Satisfactory reasons for selling. For particulars apply or write to  CHARLES   A.   WATERMAN   &   CO'Y.  Agents, Nelson, B. C.  ANTHRACITE AND ROSLYN  ALWAYS ON HAND  Office: Bakor Street,  WEST TRANSFER GO.  N. T. MACLEOD, Manager.  Teaming and Transfer Work of  all  kinds.  Agents for Hard and Soft Coal. Imperial  Oil Company. Washington Brick, Lime &  Manufacturing Company. Genera] commercial agents and broilers.  AH coal and -wood strictly cash on delivery.    OFFICE 1S4 BAKER STREET  TELEPHONE   147.  Private Tuition  Students prepared for departmental and  other examinations.  Commercial "work a specialty.  I. C. SLATER,  Fourth door above City Hall.

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