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 I �����$&-&��*  ��*^-^'-'�������i*<-��**��-**^^  ���Y^-. -������t.rv���f.^Mffsir'.'a  mta-uaaer vrrt**-**-m-<**<***-TOTre^  elaotx  xihmfot  %  m  ESABLISHED   1892  WEDNESDAY  MORNING,  FEBRUARY  19  1902  DAILY EDITION  DAWSON SCARED  GOVERNMENT'S PECULIAR  METHODS  CONCESSION  COVERING VACANT  PLACER  GROUND  CAUSES  APPREHENSION  Johnson, of Minneapolis, G. S. Mitchell,  of Michigan, N Baptie, of Canada, and  E. P. Gilmer, of Marinette, are entered  in the big events which will be decided  on Thursday and Friday.  CHICAGO,     February    18. ��� Advcies  from  Dawson,  via Skagway,  according  to a  Seattle special  to  the Chronicle,  state that an order, which, arrived from  Ottawa recently, gives to the Treadgold  Water and Mining Syndicate possession  of all Lite vacant ground and all ground  to become vacant in the richest portion  of the Klondike.   Canadians have joined Americans in expressions of indignation and will leave for other gold fields.  Business   men   of. Dawson   see   ruin  staring them in the face.   It is said that  unless  action  is  taken  at Ottawa  immediately six weeks win see Dawson a  dtserted eamp.   A monster mass meeting was in progress when the message  was sent.   The order gives A. N. Tread-  gold, sir Thomas  Tanoroed,  and other  members of the syndicate title in fee to  all  lapsed  or  vacant  placer  claims  on  Bunker, Rear and Bonanza creeks and  all  their   lapsed   tributaries.    This   includes   Eldorado,   the    richest   in   the  world.   This leaves other paying creeks  only the Dominon, Goldrun and Sulphur  and Indian river, that will remain open.  VANCOUVER. February IS.���A special from Ottawa today says:    "The explanation of the federal government regarding   the  granting  of   the  so-called  Treadgold. concession,   covering   lapsed  or vacant placer claims in the Klondike,  places a new aspect on the arrangement  which has caused so much consternation  in Dawson.   The statement is officially  made today that the trouble arises from  the granting by tho government of certain   concessions' for   the   diverting  of  water   from   the  Klondike  river  to   be  used for mining purposes.   In consideration of   this   concession   the    company  agrees to furnish water to miners at a  certain scale, approved  by the government officials in the Yukon.  It is a well known fact that many  claims have not been worked during the  past few years on account of a scarcity  of water. For that reason there are  hundreds of claims which, either have  not heen taken up and prospected, or  have been abandoned after prospecting, as they could not be worked without plenty of water. The conditions of  the concession are that the company  must spend at least a quarter of a million dollars in the development of the  water system before it has the right  to take over any abandoned claims.  Then, if any of the owners wish to operate these abandoned claims, they may  do so by buying water from the company at the rate fixed.  The order, which has not yet been  gazetted, is said not to interfere with  the rights of any one.  Honorable R. W. Scott, secretary of  state, in the absence of honorable Clifford Sifton, minister of the interior,  said today: "A clause has been inserted protecting the miners, in so far  =as-they���can=demand^and^secure_iwater=  raised by the hydraulic process, and  thus work their own lands. The project,  it is assumed, was in the interest of that  country, and there was no suggestion  of a monopoly. Another project is to  utilize sections of mining lands not accessible at present on acount of their  situation above water level. At present,  the great volume of water flows off in  the spring freshets, and it is the intention to reserve a part of this for distribution during the remaining months of  the year in districts not reached by it  now. Several parties have made similar proposals to the government during  the last few years. The agreement will  naturally cause excitement at the present, time but it will prove, I think, to  be in the interests of the district. There  is no monopoly."  Happenings in Greenwood  ��� GREENWOOD, February 18.���[Special  to The Tribune.]���Two men, named Albert White and Holman, had a narrow  escape from a serious accident at the  Greenwood smelter today. They started  to unload a car of lumber when one  of the side posts, supporting the lumber,  broke and the falling lumber caught  White and knocked him down, cutting  him severely near the knee cap, and inflicting other injuries to the leg. Doctor Spankie sewed up the wound. Holman escaped with only a crushed finger, most of the lumber falling clear of  him.  Sydney M. Johnson is actively promoting a movement for the organization!  of a government corps of mounted  rifles here. He already has the names  of twenty-five residents on a document  for presentation to the proper authorities signifying their willingess to join  the corps if formed.  J. T. Wilson, manager of the Standard  Pyritic Smelting Comnany, returned to  Greenwood today. The report is circulated that the Montreal-Boston Copper Company har, purchased the pyritic  smelter, but well informed men say the  statement is premature.  Milwaukee's Skating Tournament  MILWAUKEE, Februarg 18.���At a  four days' skating tournament, which  opened here tonight, Herman Tewsik,  of this city, broke the half mile world's  record for backward skating, reducing  the time from 1.30 1-5 to 1.12.   Paul S.  The Remount Scandals  LONDON, February 18.���The war secretary, Mr. Broderick, replying to a  question in the house of commons today  regarding the remount scandals, announced that major general Truman,  inspector general of the remount establishment,' had sent in his provisional  resignation, but he would be allowed to  retain his post, pending the decision of  the court of inquiry appointed to inquire into charges brought against the  department.  day still continues throughout northern  New York. The freight traffic on all  lines is abandoned and all efforts are  centered on keeping the main line open  for passengers. The branch of the Del-  eware and Hudson, running from Platts-  burg to Moore's junction, was abandoned entirely. The passenger trains  follow closely behind the snow plows  and are able to get through, although  delayed in some cases from two to six  hours.   The weather, however, is mild.  A &BEATRBCOBD  MADE BY PAUL JOHNSON  AT GREENWOOD  TREACHEROUS INSURGENTS  Require Stringent Laws  WASHINGTON,   February   18.���Governor Taft of the Philippines tbtiay/' {p/  a  discussion  Of the  question  of tranquility  in  the  archipelago,  before the  senate   committee   on  the   Philippines,  said that the recent massacre of troops  in  Samar had  a  startling effect upon  the  army,   and  created  suspicion  and  fear of treachery in other sections.   The  governor did not think, however, that  such   apprehension  was  justified.     He  said that while Manila is quiet and has  practically been so ever since the American occupation, it. is still used as a  centre of agencies for the promotion of  insurrection.     Nothing    had,   he   said,  been done r for the enactment of such  laws   until   the   establishment   of   the  civil government.    It then became evident that, the Philippines junta was preparing to locate in that city, making  that point the centre for their propaganda.    General  Wright was therefore  directed to prepare a law on this subject and had done so.   The denunciation  of secret  societies   had   been   inserted,  he said, because they had been made the  chief instrument   of   agitation   against  the United States.   If the people understood-the question  there would  be no  objection   to   peaceable  agitation,   but,  under the circumstances, the commission  had felt that the suspension of the right  to advocate independence was not such  a deprivation of the right of free speech  as. could not be justified by the presence  of war, when   for   the   benefit   of   the  whole  people  it should  be suppressed.  At least one of the societies had  for  one of its main purposes assassination.  "In other words it is a war measure?"  suggested senator Beveridge, and governor Taft assented.  Replying to a question from senator  Patterson, as to whether it was the intention to go further in this direction,  governor Taft replied, "We propose to  do all that we can do that is known to  civilized nations to put clown this war,  which is such a great injury to the Philippine people.  Victoria Shipping Intelligence  VICTORIA, February 18.���The steamer Queen City, which returned this evening from the west coast of Vancouver  island, brought no further news of  wreckage from the missing sloop-of-  war Condor, but at Carmenaha point,  the companion way of a schooner was  picked up, but could not be identified.  The steamer Trader left tonight with  _pump3_and_a__wrecking ^nitfit  for  the  scene of the wreck of the"steairrer"Ber^  that, which captain Carroll expects to  float.  A fleet of sailing ships arrived this  morning, among them being the Adderly  from Shanghai, which went to quarantine, there having been a case of smallpox on board. The Charles E. Moody  arrived from Honolulu,, to load lumber  at Chemainus, and the overdue ship  Oriental from San Francisco also put  in an appearance.  The ship Santa Clara which was  (blown on the rocks during the storm  of Christmas night, and was repaired  on the Esquimait marine ways, took  the water again today. The repaSrs  cost $25,000 and an action has been entered for that amount against the owners of the tug Mystery, which had the  Santa Clara in tow when she went on  the rocks.  The steamer Roanoake, which was  dn.mas.ed in a collision in Seattle, arrived here today for repairs.  Yesterday's Fire Record  ,' LOUISVILLE, February 18. ��� The  plant of the Louisville Bolt & Iron  Company was destroyed by fire today,  a loss of $100,000, with insurance. of  $4S,000. The plant was one of the largest of its kind south of the Ohio river.  WYANDOTTE, Michigan, February  18���The Beals & Selkirk trunk factory  here was destroyed by fire today. The  loss is estimated at between $100,000 and  ?125,000.  Death of a Great Devine  LONDON, February 18.���Rev. Newman Hall, D. D., former chairman of the  Congregational Union, who had been 'il  for some time past, died at half past  nine o'clock this morning. He was  born on May 22nd, 1816.  DOMINION'S  EXPENSE BILL  Estimates for the Year  VANCOUVER,. February 18.���The estimates of the federal government for  the year ending June 30th, 1903, show  a total of $53,361,638 as against $59,-  524,745 for the current year. This in-,  eludes capital expenditures. The appropriations for various rivers and harbors in British Columbia amount to  $60,000. In the Yukon territory the estimate for the Lewes and Yukon river  improvements, including the allowance  to the engineer in charge, is $50,000.  RESULTS ACCOMPLISHED DURING  THE FAST YEAR ECLIPSE ALL  PREVIOUS RECORDS  Newspaper Publishers Meet  NEW. YORK, February 18.���The American Newspaper Publishers' Association  held the flrst session of their sixth annual  meeting at the Waldorf-Astoria . today.  About 160 publishers, representing newspapers from coast' to coast, were present.  The day's business was entirely confined to  a discussion of topics relative to the advertising departments of newspapers. S. H.  Kauffman, president of the association,  presided. The meeting adopted this resolution, which emanated from the board of  directors: "Resolved, that the American1  Newspaper Publishers' Association endorse  the action of the postmaster general of the  United States in his efforts to confine second class privileges to publishers legitimately  entitled to such privileges."  The five years' extension of agreement  between the publishers and the Interna^  tional;Typographical Union, was brought  up by the committee .on arbitration. James  M. Lynch, the president of the International Typographical Union, was present and  advocated its continuance. After some discussion the question was left standing, to  be settled before the meeting finally adjourned.  GREENWOOD, February 18.���[Special  to   The  Tribune.]���-The   B.   C.   Copper  Company's smelter at Greenwood this  morning completed' its first year's work.  Its furnace was blown in on February  18th, 1901, and with a short stoppage���  about nine days���in August, for necessary repairs, it has heen in continous  operation ever since.   During this period it has smelted 138,139 tons of ore, or  ���an average of 378-&- 6ns for every day  in the   year.    Its5,** present  average   is,  however, much higher, the run for the  48 expired   days  of  this   year  having  averaged 428 3-5 tons per day.   It may  therefore be expected, with confidence,  that the next year's  work, will  show  larger treatment returns for the -single  furnace than last year's has done, very  creditable as   that'was.     The   second  furnace should be in operation by about  the middle of next^month, its erection  being now well forward.. Paul Johnson,  manager of the smelter, is being; very  generally  congratulated  upon  the  excellent work he has done it being understood . that he has made a record for  copper ore smelting that has not been  equalled anywhere else in the world.   Of  course he has had self-fluxing ores to  treat, still his skill has been chiefly instrumental in bringing about such very  good results.     ���'".=���'  ident, "and It shall be done. I shall  write right away. Into which department do you wish to go?"  "In the bureau of engraving and printing."  "Very well. Come back Thursday  (this was Tuesday) and bring a card  just like this," holding her card in his  hand.  Mary thanked him, returned to Mr.  Swingle, told him what the president  had said, and went out to dispose of her  remaining stock of apples; but she had  scarcely time to make a sale before  some one approached her, asked if she  was Mary McCarthy, the little apple  girl, and, being answered in the affirmative, gave her a letter and returned in  the direction from which he came.  Frightened at the proceedings���for no  explanation of the letter was given���  Mary hurried to Mr. Swingle's offlce and  related the circumstances, and handed  him the unopened letter to read. On  seeing its contents Mr. Swingle said:  "Why, Mary, it is your appointment."  And so it was. The president had not  waited.for Mary to return Thursday,  but had the appointement made at once,  and sent his messenger out to find her  and deliver it.  There are many Washingtonians -who  remember "little sad-faced Mary," and  ���who may have wondered at her sudden  disappearance from the street with her  basket of apples. They will know for  the first time that it was one of president Grant's happy "removals."���Washington Times  CANNOT ASSIST WELSHMEN  door. He was black ln the face when discovered. Strict watch was kept on him until tho officers came to remove him to the  protectory. He fought his guards until they  were compelled to place him in irons.  Married in a Pest House  MONTREAL, February 18.���The municipal authorities at Melochevllle, near  Valleyfield, have notified the provincial  board of health of their inability to  check the spread of smallpox in that  place owing to the indifference of people to quarantine and other methods  of suppression. A few days ago a marriage took place in the house who. e a  case existed.; Now two of the guests,  residing at St. Timothee, are down with  the disease. There are now thirty cases,  at Melochevllle.  TSILMBRESTED  CHARGED WITH KIDNAPING MISS STONE  THE ACCUSED IS THE HUSBAND  OF THE MISSIONAIRY CAPTIVE'S COMPANION  Templars Denounce the Referendum.  GUELPH, February 18.���The grand council: of Royal Templars of Temperance met  here today and passed a resolution entering a protest against the referendum as  an evasion of responsibility, and calling  upon the legislature to amend the bill by  striking out the reference to a referendum.  GENERAL GRANT'S KINDNESS  Spain Discussing the War  MADRID, February IS. ��� In the senate  today senor Labro questioned the government concerning the statements made in  parliament and in the newspapers in regard  to the support the powers are supposed to  have given Spain at the outbreak of the  war with tho United^ States. The senator  said he asked for information on the subject so that Spain might better know her  friends and enemies. The foreign minister,  the duke of Almodovar, declared that the  reports relating to intervention on the part  of the powers came as-a complete surprise  to him. If there was anything relating to  the matter which ought to be known the  government would mako a point of informing the senate.  Colon Receives Reinforcements  COLON, February 18.���The French  steamer Canada arrived here yesterday,  from Savanilla, with government reinforcements of troops numbering seven  hundred, under generals Giraldo and  Gomez. The Colombian gunboat Mener-  alpinzon sailed for Savanilla Saturday.  Colon continues quiet.  Metal Quotations  LONDON,   February   IS.���Lead   Jill,  12s, Gd.  NEW YORK, February 18.���Close-  Bar silver, 55V6; Mexican dollars, 43%;  copper, dull; lead, firm.  Yesterday's Storms  PLATTSBURG, Pennsylvania. February 18.���The storm which began yester-  Shot His Rescuer  "^TL^ANTIC'CITYrNew^JerseyrFebruary-  18.���John Tucker, of this city, while gunning with two friends was today fatally  shot by one of the party, whom he was  trying to rescue from drowning. Ice had  covered the meadows for several days and  the gunners reached the thoroughfare  waterway before, they realized where they  were, and one of the party, named Ludlam,  broke through. He held fast to his gun and  reached this to Tucker to pull him out  with. Tucker seized the barrel, the imperiled man holding the butt. The gun went off  and the full charge entered Tucker's  breast. He Is ln the hospital and will die  before morning the physicians say.  Story From Life  "Stories of heroes,"especially after, their  death, are most likely to be taken with  a grain of salt; but there is one of president Grant or rather a continued story  of Grant as^'general" and as president  which is altogether new, and is committed to type for the first time.  It would be a characteristic story but  for the modesty which veiled the grim  warrior's gentler deeds; but as rare as  may be the public knowledge of such,  this one must pass unchallenged on the  testmohy of living and credible witnesses.  "Little, sad-faced Mary," the apple  girl, was a. well-known figure on the  corners and thoroughfares of Washington before general Grant became president, and a short time afterward she  and her basket were seen no more together.  Mary was not an attractive girl, and  the perpetually sad expression of her  face caused all who saw her to give  her more than a passing notice, and to  this fact Is due this little romantic  story. The gentleman who tells it is a  government employee, whose offlce was  then, as it is now, on a level with the  street.  One bleak wintry day he happened to  look out on the street and saw a gentleman examining a basket of apples held  A Terrorist Organization    '  VIENNA, February "IS.���In the Reichrath  today the premier, Dr. Von Koerber, made  a vigorous defense of the actions of'the  police and military at Trieste during the  recent riots. The premier asserted that an  investigation had resulted in establishing  beyond a doubt tho fact of the existence  of tho terrorist organization, whoso creed  was absolute lawlessness and against  which the whole force of the defensive  powers of the state must be directed.  Corbett to Challenge  TOLEDO, Ohio, February 18.���William  Rothwell (Young Corbett), announces  through his trainer here today, that he will  be ready to meet the winner of the Sulli-  van-McGovern fight. He will have a repre-  ��� sentatlve at the ringside and will present  the challenge. Corbett gives as his opinion that McGovern will be declared the  winner.  A Duel Without Results  PARIS, February IS���M. Cavignac, radical- republican, the former minister of war,  and M. Rcnoulta, former secretary of senator Floquetac, the former president of the  council of ministers, fought a duel today  in consequence of an insulting letter written by M. Renoult. Two shots were exchanged without any results.  German Admiral Banquetted  PHILADELPHIA, February 18.���Count  Von Baudlssin, rear admiral of the Gorman navy, and commander of tho Imperial  yacht Hohenzollern, who is In this city  as the guest of Lawrence Johnson, was  tendered an informal luncheon this afternoon at Iho University Club.  by a little girl; but instead of purchasing the man passed on, and for the first  time the government official saw Mary's  face, and noticed its sadness, which he  attributed to disappointment over- the  loss of an anticipated customer. To  compensate her he called to her, bought  some apples and induced his fellow  employees to do the same, and told her  to come every day and he would buy  apples from her.  In this way he became acquainted  with her history. She was an orphan,  and was selling apples to support herself. Among her customers^was general  Grant, who lived then on Seventeenth  street, as she told her newly-found  friend, who is D. R. Swingle, in charge  of the internal revenue blank-room,  treasury department. He bought apples from Mary every day, became interested in her, supplied her with pens,  ink and paper, set copies for her and  taught her how to write.  In their early acquaintance she had  told Mr. Swingle, in connection with  the fact that general Grant bought apples from her, that once he said to her:  "Mary, if I ever become president I  shall give you an appointment."  Some years later, when Mary was  about 15 and general Grant was president, in her daily visit to Mr. Swingle's office, he said to her:  "Mary, you are getting too big now  to be selling apples on the street."  "Yes," she replied, "but what shall I  do?"  "Go and see the president and remind him of his promise. Here, I will  write you a card and you take it right  up to him."  The card was written, and "little sad-  faced Mary" wended her trembling way  to the White House, where she delivered the card to a messenger, who handed  it to the president, and he read:  MARY M'CARTHY.  (The little girl who used to sell apples.)  Without waiting to tell the messenger  to admit the visitor, president Grant  came out, shook her hand cordially,  said he remembered her, and asked her  what he could do for her.  General," she said, "I am getting too  big to sell apples on the street any  more "  "Yes. you are, Mary," the president  interrupted.  "���and I thought I would come and remind you of your promise."  "I remember that, too," said the pres-  Chamberlain Disappoints Delegation  TORONTO,- February 18.���The Telegram's London cable says: "A deputation of Welshmen waited on Chamberlain today to ask that the government  provide transport for the purpose or  removing to Canada a number of their  countrymen and their families who had  migrated to_ Patagonia, and desired  change of settlement. Mr. Chamberlain  explained that when the reception deputation was first mentioned, he understood that the Welsh in Patagonia wished to emigrate to South Africa. Had  this been the case an arrangement could  easily have been made, but he was helpless To render them assistance to emigrate to Canada. He suggested that the  deputation should call on lord Salisbury, or that a subscription be started  in thetJhited Kingdom to raise the necessary funds' of 7--��10,000, * oi--that -the'  Canadian government might increase  their liberal offer of one pound per head.'  The deputation was greatly disappointed. Lord Strathcona was not represented. It is reported that the Elder  Dempster Company will offer a steamship to transport the Welsh settlers to  Canada.  LISGAR RETURNS STEWART  Richardson Got Second Place  WINNIPEG, February 18.���The bye-  election for the Lisgar vacancy in the  Dominion house was held today and resulted in the election of D. A. Stewart,  Liberal, by about 950 plurality over R.  L. Richardson, Independent. Richardson leads Toombs, Conservative, by  624. Eight small places to hear from  will probably increase Stewart's majority. The totals at midnight were: Stewart, 3068; Richardson, 2117; Toombs,  1483.  "^^Spain's^SeriousStrikeSituation=  ; BARCELONA, Spain, February 18.���  For several days past preparations have  been in progress here for a general  strike and now trade is completely  paralized. The strikers have in many  instances attacked servants who were  returning from market and robbed them  of their purchases. The newspapers  are unable to publish their regular editions. The number of strikers is 80,000  and the strike movement is spreading  throughout the vicinity of the city.  Three persons were killed and thirty-  five wounded in an encounter between  the strikers and the troops yesterday.  Rioters today attacked a prison van and  attempted to release a number of strikers who had been made prisoners. A  striker fired on the guard, who, in reply  shot and killed the man who fired on  him. A large lumber yard has been  burned by incendiaries and several  stores have been pillaged.  Disastrous Fire at Treadwell  SEATTLE, February 18.���The great  Treadwell mines on Douglas island,  were assailed by fire on Tuesday, February 11th, and a large loss of life was  prevented only by the almost superhuman efforts of everybody who could  reach the scene to stay the progress of  the flames. The steamer Dirigo, reaching port today, brought particulars of  the Are. The Alaskan-American com-  pressir building was entirely destroyed.  Thirty-eight thousand dollars worth of  stamps and mill plates, and 120 mill  stamp'were saved. 7More than one hundred miners were in the lower works,  and in imminent danger of death. The  firemen confined their efforts to the mill  adjacent to the compressor building,  and though their clothing frequently  caught fire, they finally got the fire under control after n-*���-.��� .-������������.l buildings had  been destroyed.  Boy Tries Suicide  NEW YORK, February 18.���John O'Mara,  12 years of age, sentenced till he comes of  ago to a protectory because of Incorrigibility, twice tried to kill himself in the  Yonkers police station today. First he  turned on the gas in the boy's department,  he being the only prisoner. He was found  almost unconscious and removed to another  room. Here ho tore tho lining of his overcoat ln strips and hanged himself to the  Tolstoi is Sinking  LONDON, February 18.���The Moscow  correspondent of the Dally Mall says that  Tolstoi has suffered a relapse, that his fever has returned and that his heart Is  weak.  CARIBOO STORY IS A FAKE  Eureka Creek is Not Rich  "I have returned from Eureka creek,  in the Horsefly Cariboo country, and I  characterize the statements made as to Its  richness as absolutely false." This statement was made to the Colonist reporter at  Vancouver, by P. Morrison. Mr. Morrison  said he knew he was assuming a good deal  when he denied emphatically the stories  circulated by Interested parties, but it had  cost him $300 to find out the truth, and,he  wished the public to know It. He thought  if the newspapers published his statement  that others who had been deceived might  have the courage to endorse what he'had  said, and thus prevent a rush to Horsefly,  which would prove financially disastrous  to hundreds of poor fellows. Some people  had told him on coming out to say nothing, but let the rush come," that the fellows  that went In might find something somewhere else anyway, and it would bring  money into'The7,cduntry. They did hot all'  express those sentiments, but far too many  did: Hotel keepers oii the route expect 10,000  people to come along that way In the  spring, and they are preparing for them.  On going in he met five men coming out.  They told him that Eureka and Fraser  creeks were no good, but they were not  going to say anything to the papers, they  did not want to advertise that they had  been fooled. j  He had left Vancouver on November 15th,  had traveled from Ashcroft to Horsefly by  stage, and had his 1300 pounds of freight  ferried to his destination for 30 miles, for  $1 a mile. He reached Eureka creek In the  flrst week in December. There was one  foot of snow on the ground, but little or  no frost. He had no difficulty In going over  all the holes worked by the famous quartette: Stlrsky, Craddock, Simnia and Campbell. These* gentleman, according to newspaper reports, stated that they had taken  out of these holes $25 per day per man.  If they had done so they left nothing behind them, for ho worked over each hole  thoroughly and got but traces to the pan.  To put it more exactly lt would take about  .twenty^panS-tO-geLS-centsJn^very^flno.gold.^  A man might by hard work, make $1 a day,  no more. He then sank several new holes  with the same result���not a cent to the  pan. He found tho country a good one for  trappers, and came out to get dogs and  provisions and would return again to establish a trapper's camp.  He met the four men who wero responsible for starting the Horsefly boom. They  assured him that 5 cents a pan could be  got from the holes they sank. He would  repeat, however, that It would take twenty  pans to aggregate 5 cents. Ho hud also seen  Alex Melss who had shown around Victoria  the bottle filled with coarse gold, which he  claimed came from Eureka creek. Alex  Meiss told him that the gold had been handed to him as coming from Eureka crook,  und that was all he knew about It. Those  claims could havo been worked several  months after tho discovery. The men who  claim to have been getting out $100 betwenn  thorn have never been near the creek. No  ono In the country appears to have been In a  hurry to get to the creeks. AVhen he went  In work could have easily been done on the  creeks, and conditions were favorable to  make extensive preparations for work later  In the year. No one was going ln. however,  and those who had been In were coming  out. There was no lumber at the creek. No  sign of preparation and no provisions going in. The whole country round there  knew the story was a fake, or suspected it  was. Many of the honest mon ln the country deplored the false Impression created,  but as It would be extremely unpopular  with a large class to say so, they kept  quiet.  Ho was not well known, although he had  been ln the country twelve years, and he  felt that his unsupported statement might  not have the effect of stopping a rush, but  if the papers widely circulated his exposure of the Horsefly fake, some of those who  had been to the scene of the find might  write the truth to the press, and thus prevent a rush in the spring which would only  result In another black eye for British Columbia's mining reputation, and the ruination of many a prospector. If his statement to the Colonist was not supported by  others, he would perhans save some from  going to Horsefly in the spring, and that  would be sufficient Incentive for him to  condemn tho diggings over his own name.  Mr. Morrison came to British Columbia  from Capo Breton, and has for the past two  or three years been mining in the Klondike and Nome. Ho arrived In Vancouver  from Cariboo this week.  PARIS, February 18.���The, Temps  this evening publishes a dispatch.from'  Constantinople, which announces that  Miss Stone has been released by the brigands who have held her captive since  September 3rd last, and has been handed over in good health to the dragoman  of the American legation. The dispatch  fedds that the "reverend" Tsilka has  been arrested on the charge of complicity.in the kidnapping of Miss Stone.  LONDON, February 18.���The Rev.  Tsilka, who, according to the Constantinople correspondene of the Paris  Temps, in a dispatch announcing the  ^release of Miss Stone has been arrested  on the charge of complicity of the kidnapping, of the missionary, is the husband of Mme. Tsilka, Miss Stone's companion. It was announced recently that  the,Turkish authorities suspected the  Rev. Tsilka of complicity in the abduction of the missionaries.  Wheeler Stands by His Speech  WASHINGTON, February 18.���The  speech of Mr. Wheeler, of Kentucky, in  the house last Friday, when he bitterly  assailed secretary Hay and lord Pauncefote, and criticized the official preparations for the reception of prince'Henry,  had a sequel invttiey house today, turning  on the debate on the Indian appropria- '  tion bill. Mr. Gillet, of Massachusetts,  in a half hour's speech, declared that  the intemperance of Mr. Wheeler's  speech carried its own condemnation.  Nevertheless he (Gillet) greviously de-  plored'such ah affront to a foreign coun-  try.- .During the com se of the speech,,'.  two Democrats, Robinson of Indiana  and~Thayer of Massachusetts, disclaim--  ed ahy-sympathy with Mr. Wheeler's  utterance. These disclaimers drew from  Talbert,! of South Carolina, the statement that he desired to share in the  responsibility of the speech, every word  of which he said he endorsed. Mr.  Wheeler himself subsequently replied to  Mr. Gillet, reaffirming what he had said  and declaring that he would stand by  what he had said, whether his words  were discreet or not. He read a nuin- .  ber of letters, telegrams, and one cablegram from London, commending his utterances. The incident was the feature  of the day.  Evans Issues His Orders.  NEW YORK, February 18.���Rear admiral  Robley D. Evans today issued odors to tho  captains of his fleet concerning their duties  on Washington's birthday, the day prince  Henry Is expected to arrive. First, the orders direct that at 8 a. ra. the vessels of tha  Squadron will full dress ship, and will remain so dressed until sunset. At meridian  a^natlonaliisalutc^wIlL_bo_flred.^VVhen_the_  Kron Prlnz   Wilhelm,    having   on    board  prlnco Henry arrives, the admiral and his  staff will board her at or near quarantine.  When the liner passes admiral Evan's  squadron, the vessels will man their military tops, turrets and rails. A salute of 21  guns will bo fired by each ship, the German flag broken at the main mast at the  flrst gun, nnd the American flag hauled  down. At tho last gun of the salute each  will haul down the German flag and break  out tho American flag. When the Hohen-  zollenr hoists the Imperial standard, a salute of 21 guns will be tired by each of tho  squadron. After the Imperial standard has  been .saluted, tho commanding ofllcers ot  tho squadron will visit tho Hohenzollern  ond pay their respects to prince Henry.  Chinese Commission's Report  TORONTO, February IS.���F. J. Deane,  secretary of the Canadian commission appointed to report on the Chinese and Japanese labor question in the west, left for  Ottawa tonight with the report of the commission for presentation to the government.  It Is tho largest report of Its kind ever  mado, consisting of over 6000 type written  pages, containing nearly two million words,  and containing evidence and statistics  gathered from each city in British Columbia and along the Pacific coast from Vancouver to San Francisco. The commission  has divided the report into two parts, one  dealing with Japanese and tho other with  Chinese, so that the government can tako  up tho parts separately.  Victims of the Earthquake  ST. PETERSBURG, February IS.���Tho  bodies of 800 victims of the earthquake at  Shamaka trans- Caucasia, havo thus far  been recovered. The treasury has given 50.-  000 roubles for relief of the destitute. In  th villages surrounding Shamka 27 persons  wero killed.  Austrian Anarchists Arrested  TRIESTE, Austria, February IS.���Three  Austrian warships havo arrived hero and  have landed bluejackets to protect the harbor and the Austrian Lloyd steamship company's docks. Four notorious anarchists  havo been arrested.  ffl  Death of Sir Neville Bowles  LONDON,   February   IS.���Field   marshal  sir  Neville   Bowles,  chamberlain,  is dead.   He was born in 1820. TOE mimtt TfilflUSBs WEDNEBlDAY MOfflrttfG, fljBBfttJAlff 10, 1002.  ��Mt��BaiSBt����  I '  p  I1?  '5  4tf  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  Ik  r ���"',.      ���-      i'.-*<"v;i��"     ������������ft'      .��������.'..'. ��� ��� ���*���,���**���  iNCORPOKATlcn 1070  COJ-CJE>--3sr^5r  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.  ^S BAT Mm  ���v ; -'.���Mr- -^-. r*  BAKER STEEET, NELSON, B. 0.  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C.  .M..l"M~H��M"M"l*4�� ������'���I-M"I"H��I-H*��I-1"W  *���.".-: '.. :,-, -.. ���... . .'��� *  'b      NOTICE TO  SUBSCRIBERS       *  + -BY  CARRIER *  + 7 ;'.-'-���     - ���.*"'���"���" '-���-'���  ���'������*  ���J* On Saturday next, subscribers -f  ���}��� whose Tribunes are deliveredby *r'  -b carrier;* will be ' expected to ��� pay +  * the carrier TWENTY CENTS, the ���*  -b subscription price tor the current +  ���b week... "                                         " 4*  -W"^M"M"H-M"M-  ���I-H"H"H"I"H*--M">:  There are some very important questions involved'in the prohibition issue  which confronts the people of Ontario;  and Manitoba, and it is only when the  people are brought face to face with the  issue that they recognize its revolutionary character. It was doubtless the realization of this phase of the ��� matter  which prompted Ontario's premier to  set so stern a task tor the prohibitionists in the matter of the majority required to secure the enforcement of  their pet measure: When it comes to  dealing with a.question which 'threatens'  property values in Ontario, of from  ?30,000,000 to $40,000,000," the men who  are charged with" the responsibility i  of administrating affairs may' lie'' ex  in the White Pass company's rates. The  accomplishment of this end was rendered somewhat difficult, however, by  reason of the fact that one end of the  White Pass road is in the United States,  or at least disputed territory; while the  greater portion of the line; is in Canada.  In the earlier part of the negotiations  the management of the northern road  evinced a disposition to take advantage  of this, and defeat the object of the government in securing lower rates by increasing the tolls upon the coast, end.  But when it was ascertained that it-was  in the power of the department to visit  such evasion with severe penalties an  ���'understanding was speeaily arrived at.  The outcome of the government's interference will be that the shippers over  the White Pass road will for the future enjoy much cheaper freight rates.  Upon the first four 'freight classifications the new rates will be about half  of those formerly charged, and upon  the remaining six classifications the cut  will amount to something over two-  thirds."     '      : "'"..''���'  cused for showing an excess "of^cantioiT  rather than enthusiasm.'   Thata substantial majority of the people of On-i  tario might again record'their votes in'  favor of a bald prohibition plebiscite is  quite probable,   but when  the fact is  brought home to them that the incorporation of a prohibition law 'into the  statutes involves compensation for ��� the  liquor   interests   as   well,   a   material  change  may   be  effected   in  the  vote.:  Then there is the decreasing of the revenue by the  cancellation of liquor licenses of various kinds.   This' is not so  serious a question as that of compensa-;  tion, since Ontario could probably find  other objects for taxation to' make up  the   $400,000  which   it  receives  yearly  from liquor licenses, but it would doubtless be a body blow to that surplus of  which Ontario is so proud.   Then there  enters into the question the employment'  of the 20,000 men who' in Ohtarid' are  engaged one way or another in' the manufacturing and handling of liquor. What  disposition is to be made of this army?  These are questions which the statesman  must answer  to his own satisfaction,  before he  can  commit himself to the  doubtful experiment of prohibition, and  premier Ross has probably hit upon the!  easiest solution  by requiring a larger  majority for the measure than its advocates are able to secure.  ���:   The result of the three-cornered fight  in Lisgar yesterday retires R. L. Richardson to private life.   Richardson has  had a somewhat lively political'career.  In the general election which brought  the Liberal party into power his popularity won Lisgar for them.   The government collar- did not sit easily upon  his neck, "however; and when the general  'elections came round again Richardson'  entered the   field   against; the   Liberal:  'government's nominee'  : In this contest  he received the bulk of the Conservative  "ji*ote and was returned with a substantial majority.    He was unseated, however, and yesterday was forced to make  a three-cornered fight.   It demonstrated !  that he had a strong following, as  he!  but over 700 votes between himself and  the    straight   Conservative   candidate,  put he was well onto a; thousand votes .1  behind Stewart,' the government nominee.   When the constituency was first,  opened it wasnot thought that the Conservatives��� would^put���up-a���eandidater  but they did.   If their action was taken  |with a view to capturing the constitu-.  ency they will have plenty of time to  regret it.  ���   !        ��� ' '  The management of the White Pass  railway, which has a monopoly of the  carrying trade to Dawson, has now  every reason to believe that government  control of railways in the Dominion is  something more than a polite fiction.  The excessive freight tariffs of this  northern road have for some time been  a cause of friction between its management and the Dominion railway department, and have also given rise to a  number of suits for heavy damages  brought by shippers on the coast against  the company. The efforts of the Dominion railway department were directed to  the end of securing material reductions  i  The   proceedings   of   the   associated  boards of trade, which will meet in Kaslo next week, will be folbwed with keen  Uterest by the people of the several.  mining sections of the province, for the *.  Reason that the delegates will be called  upon to discuss the Crow's Nest coal situation, and its. bearing upon the mining and smelting industries.   While the  body of men who  will  meat in Kaslo  have not the power to give legislative  effect to their findings, a full discussion  should lay bare the facts, and it is the  facts that the  people  of  the   province  want.    If the men who are engaged in  smelting in British Columbia are to be  believed, the price of fuel has now become their chief concern, and the discussion of the question at Kaslo should  bring out just what British  Columbia  would gain if a cheaper supply of coke  were made available. If it can be shown,  as has been stated by local authorities,  that a cheapening of the price of coke  to   British   Columbia's   smelters   would  give a commerical: value to the great  deposits of low grade ore, which at present it is impossible to treat, and that  the working of these low grade mines  would furnish profitable employment to  hundreds  of miners who  are  at present idle as the result of the prevailing  depression,   would   it   not   be   a   task  worthy  of  the delegates  to  determine  the best means of securing cheap coke?  And with   their   knowledge   that   this  question is to be discussed, and having  a-due appreciation of its importance to  the mining, smelting and  every other  interest in  Southern British Columbia,  is it too much to expect that the delegates  to the  Kaslo  meeting will  take  every effort to inform themselves as to  the best course to be pursued  by the  Dominion government in dealing with  The  Swan  Fountain  Pen  is the very  best  Fountain  Pen  its  reputation  is world  wide  3 Sizes Safety Swans ' $3.00  3 Sizes Self Filling Swans   4.5C  3 Sizes Adjustable Feed Swans   COO  MORLEY & LAING  1 BOOKSELLEES AND STATI0NEES  BAKEK STREHT. NELSON. B, C.  Showrooms Mason & Rt?cb Pianos.  the coal areas which it reserved from  the British Columbia Southern railway  grant as a protection to the province  from a fuel monopoly. If it can be  shown that even the present price  charged to the British Columbia smelters is excessive, and that through its  alien interests the management of the  Crow's Nest Coal Company has and continues to show preference to United  States in the matter of fuel supplies,  they will have every reason for demanding that the federal government, by  lease or otherwise, make such disposition of its coal lands as will ensure to  the* mining districts-competition in the  purchase of fuel for their smelters. It  has been stated upon the authority of  the best mining journal in Canada that  competition in the manufacture of coke  would mean coke at. $2 to British Columbia's smelters instead of ?4. Think  what this would mean to British Columbia. The values it would create in low  grade properties, the employment the  creation of such values would give to  -hundreds if not thousands of miners,  and the prosperity which would come to  the merchants and artisans of all kinds  through such a revival of industry.  Cheap coke and the best means of getting it is worthy of all the consideration  that may be given to it.  CONSTRUCTION WAS FAULTY  229  Condor Probably Swamped  ;   The admiralty have all but abandoned  hope for the missing Condor, of whose  seeming disaster the service papers received in yesterday's mail have columns.*  In an editorial, the Naval and Military  Record of January 30th says:  -   "The ��� absence of news concerning the  sloop  Condor recalls  memories  of the  janxiety that was felt some twenty odd  *years ago with regard to the. Atlanta,  a sea-going training ship.    In  March,  ft.878,  the Eurydice,  a sister ship,  was  returning home" from a foreign cruise,  and, .getting, under the shelter of the  Isle of Wight, the ports were opened to  let in fresh   air.     Suddenly . a   squall  (sprang up, caused the. ship to roll-, the  seas rapidly poured into the ports, and  she went over so rapidly that only two  lives were saved.'   A year or two later  the Atlanta, when on a cruise to the  West Indies, was lost, and no evidence  has yet been found to show when or  Where she sank.   She was-entirely blotted out.   For weeks there was a struggle  between^hope^and^despair.^r.he^admir-L,  alty did their best to keep up the spirits of the' relatives   of  the   crew;   but  ultimately the name was struck off the  navy list, and has not since been revived.    The experience of the last few  Weeks has been a revival of the struggle  between hope and despair, but now hope  has reached its vanishing point, and we  fear the worst has happened.  j   "Soon   after   leaving   Esquimau   the  Condor would pass under the high range  of mountains   on   the   coast,   standing  pome 16,000 feet high, and of which the  Olympian  hills  have always been  the  terror of seamen, for should a hurricane  be blowing off the land it needs not only  p. stout ship, but skilful navigation, to  get through  in  safety.    Merchantmen,  knowing the  danger,  inevitably  prefer  the inner channel, but men-of-war, with  their known prejudice in favor of plenty  bf sea-room,  generally take the outer  channel, where sudden squalls are most  severely felt.    Now,  the  ships  of  the  Condor class are so designed as, to be  dry in a moderate sea, and have consequently very high bulwarks, with scuttles of sufficient capacity to carry off  moderate seas as would be encountered  in the event of a gale blowing from the  Olympian  hills.    In  fact,  at the  time  the Condor was commissioned the question  of her suitability  for  the rough  weather^ of the North  Pacific was discussed, as her design, which made her  habitable in moderately rough weather,  would imperil her in such weather as is  frequently experienced ln the winter on  her station. Having a distance of nearly  3000 miles to travel, and with a limited  coal capacity, it is not unreasonable to  suppose that they resorted to sail power  at a very early stage of the voyage.   If  so, and she was struck by a gale from  the high mountain range, it is not at  all   improbable  that she  was  capsized  and sank within a very days of leaving  Esquimalt.    For  that she was  lost by  this time we fear admits of very little  doubt.  "The Condor was laid down with the  Rosario at Sheerness on Januarv 1st.  1S98. and floated out of dock on December 17th, in the same year, being completed in 189!). She is a vessel of 980  tons, 180 feet long, with about 12 feet  draught, and her engines of 1400 horsepower (maximum) are calculated for  n speed of 13 knots. As a matter of fact  the economical speed nf which she could  steam is much lower. She is fitted with  two masts, and, at need, could spread  ���t^.&^l���^l���^lSLl���^J.0'^t0',,0af-'l'p-0B,-00'  ^^r.  Fped Irvine & Co.  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 aU special sale pricas for next ten days.  ��|.��2.*{.��J.**��*{a.''.*J.*��.i��|����2����J��ag��  Annual  'Whitewear  Muslin  and Lace Sale  ��|��^��o|..|��<*��<^.<>^.<^.  ^���<^*<^��<^.<^.<*^<^.<^��<^��4.  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.  *** *2�� ��|�� ��2�� **v .j. ��*����** *|�� ��j�� ���*�� ��j�� ,*!��� ��|.B"��.2.**����|o,|��,j*��2��,��|��'  ��|. ���*�� A ��|* A a .|�� a a .j. a A *b **r>  Infant's long dresses 75c up  Infant's long skirts 75c up  Infant's long slips 75o up  Infant's long foot blankets.  Complete sets of infant's wardrobe to order  CHILDREN'S SHORT DRESSES  From six months to five years  old.'   A   splendid   assortment  latest style and prices very low  Children's white skirts with and  without waists.  White French dresses.  White short skirts.  White night dresses for children  Ladies' white night dresses.  Ladies' white chemise.  Ladies' white drawers. ���  Ladies' white underskirts.  Ladies' white combination chemise and skirts in large variety.  -I- -I- -I- -I- -J* ��J- -I- -J- -I- -|- -J- -I- -I- -I-:  to  to  to  9\  to  9\  9\  a  -.��-��� fred Irvine & Co.  If*)      ���a*8-^���ISr-  %   36 Baker Street NELSON", B. 0.  V--K. m9?�� 00 ��� 00 ��� 00 ��� 00  *jH* * 0~    *^^ * ^=      *^T   * ^^  *4^ ��� *fil     *^* ��� 0^ ��� 00 ���  ^%       Ci>^,W <^^<^''^ 0Hmm0-^m\mmm* ^Lmmm^ ^���Wmm*  ^^fe^ ^K*m%** ^B<1V   ^Lmmw0 ^mlmmm^ ^mWmw0 ^^m%^0 ^mmmm** ^LwrnrnW 4mmmm0  ,V.^,V^V'*.**.,V;Vi^,V'-V,*,,^:,C''?'*'  to  m  to  9}  9>  to  to  to:  ���^'^,00'00'00^^-00-^-^:^-0*'^-7m%^S'^20'1^  a fair area of canvas. The sloop carries  six 4-inch and four 2-pounder quick-  firers, as well as four Maxims, and has  a platform on each mast for machine  guns about 20 feet above the deck level,  so that she was considered an excellent  type of vessel for river service on distant stations. The name is not of ancient date in the navy, but the Condor  had a notable predecessor in the gunboat  which took part in the bombardment of  Alexandria, under the command of lord  Charles Beresford, and won from sir  Beauchamp Seymour the approving signal, "Well done,  Condor!"  CURE FOUND FOR LEPERS  Venezuelan Herb Remedy  Medical men all over the world are interested in the reports from Honolulu and  Tahiti of successful results obtained in" the  treatment of leprosy from the active principal of the tua-tua shrub. The tua-tua's  scientific name is Jatrppha Gosslpfollo, and  it. comes from Venezuela. Nearly three  years ago the department of agriculture  sent twenty-seven of the tua-tua plants'to  United States marine hospital surgeon Car-  michael, then at Honolulu, but now. here.  Tho plants were set out in the experiment  station at Honolulu, where they flourished,  waxed green and produced many buds.  With, the plants came many statements  from Venezuela that leprosy had been very  successfully treated with the extract. The  shrub is called in Venezuela frailejon pur-  go, on account of its purging qualities,  Dr..B. C. Carnp,.assistant In the bactero-'  logical laboratory of the board of health  of Hawaii, has been experimenting on lepers, in Honolulu ever since the receipt of  the.shrub. The direct effect of the'medicine  is to reduce the frightful swellings which  disfigure the features of the lepers, and  which distort their extremities. Nails which  had fallen off the fingers and toes reappeared and the stiffness in the limbs, which  is  characteristic  of  leprosy,  is  much  les-  : In Tahiti wonderful advance toward the  cure of leprosy has been achieved by the  use of tho shrub, but in Hawaii it has beqn  difficult to induce the lepers to undergo  the treatment. The use of the medicine is  generally accompanied by severe cholics,  and the Kanakas will not submit to the  pain, even though a promise is held out  of a permanent cure for their terrible affliction. The fact is, that leprosy Is not looked  upon by Hawailans with the same horror  as It Is by Americans and Europeans, and'  pave for the Isolation on Molokal which  leprosy  entails  on  its  victims,   the  latter  For Sale  EXPRESS   CIGAR   COMPANY.  show little disposition to do anything to  ameliorate their physical condition. The  lepers are free to refuse or accept treatment, and cannot be forced to take the  medicine. A Portuguese in Honolulu who  had leprosy was given the medicine, and,  according to Dr. Camp, shows absolutely  no symptoms of the disease now.  Curiously enough the board of health of  Hawaii is seemingly unwilling to. aid Dr.  Camp in his experiments or even to permit him to treat those lepers under the care  of the board. President Sloggatt of the  board, when asked as to this, said: "The  board of health of Hawaii has Invariably  turned down requests to be allowed to experiment with leprosy cures. We have done  this because tho owners of the cures were  Invariably proprietors of patent nostrums,  who hoped to sell their manufactures by  getting the indorsement of the board. We,  of course, would be pleased to see some  cure for leprosy, but I doubt if any such  cure will ever be found. I have no faith in  the tua-tua as a remedy."     .  The newspapers of Honolulu have taken  this matter up and in vigorous terms have  urged that the board of health give Dr.  Camp every opportunity for Investigating  the merits of the tua-tua. Certainly... with  more than 1000 lepers in confinement in the  islands It is worth while doing everything  possible to find a check for the terrible  scourge.  coii^-P^isry  OFFICE: BAKER STREET WEST, NELSOfi, B. C.  TELEFHOPE (NO. 218,   P. 0. BOX 688.  KOOTENAY....  COFFEE CO.  *******^***************  Coffee Roasters  Dealers m jea arid Coffee  ************************  We are offering; at lowest prices the beat  grades o   Ceylon, India, China and Japan  "Teas; '  Onr Beat-, Mocha and Java Coffee, per  .   pound 9  49  Mocha and Java Blend, 3 pounds  1 00  Choice Blend Coffee, i pounds ....... 100  Special E^ud Coffee, 6 pounds  1.00  Rio Bleud Coffee, S pound-*  1 00  Special Blend Ceylon Tea," por pound SO  MARBLE, BUILDING STONE,  BRICK AND LIIY]E . ....  The Mansfield Manufacturing Company  have the above mentioned building materials  for sale at reasonable prices. Special quotations to builders and contractors for large  orders.  ORDERS BY MAIL ATTENDED TO PROMPTLY  GoiyEi'^w.isr'sr  OFFICE:   BAKER STREET WEST, (IEIS0N, B.C.  TELEPHONE NO 219.   P. 0 BOX 688.  A TRIAL ORDER SOLICITED.  KOOTENAY COFFEE GO.  Telephorie"177.  P. 0. Box 182i  WEST BAKER STREET, NELSON.  As a going concern the business carried on by the EXPRESS CIGAR COMPANY, under the management of the  late A. B. Gray.  Tenders will be received by the undersigned up to 12 o'clock noon, Monday,  February 24th for the stock in trade and  fixtures of-the above company, made up  as follows:  Cisars���r  Domestic $3262 94  Imported        434 53  Imported in bond:     367 80  Scotch -whiskey in bond.,.     316 69  $4381 91  Fixtures and offlce furniture     480 25  Separate tenders will be received for  the cigars, liquor and fixtures.  TERMS���25 per.cent cash, balance in  two, four, and six months, with approved  security, with interest at 8 per cent per  annum.  This is an excellent opportunity to secure a good paying business.  The stock, books of the company, and  stock sheets may be inspected on application to the undersigned.  The highest or any tender not nec-  ��;ssarily accepted.  E.  B.  McDERMID,  Clements-Hillyer block. Liquidator  NOTIOE.  IN THE SUPREME COURT OF BRITISH  COLUMBIA.  In  the   matter  of  the  Winding  Up Act,  : Chapter  129  of   the  revised .statutes  of  Canada and amending acts, and In' the  matter of the Athabasca Gold Mine, Urn-���:  ited.   . .-..������.*!    -������..���  Notice Is hereby given: that the honorable  the chief justice has fixed Friday the 17th  day of January, 1902, at the hour of 11  o'clock In the forenoon at the Law .Courts,  New Westminster, British. Columbia,, as  tho time and place for the appointment of  an official liquidator of 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 bask, and good garden  with bearing fruit trees. Situated on Mill  s,treet, near corner of Hall street. For  terms, etc., apply  R, W. DAY, Madden Block.  NOTICE.  Sealed tenders for the erection of a floating boat house for the Nelson Boat Club  will be received by tho undersigned up to  Saturday the 22nd day of February, 1902,  at 12 o'clock noon. Plans and specifications  can be seen at the office of the architect,  George D. Curtis. The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.  W. A. FRASER,  Secretary the Nelson Boat Club.  Nelson, 1<. C, February 13lh, 1902.  ST. LEON HOT SPRINQS  GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION.  I have much pleasure In extending an Invitation to all to attend the celebration of  tho opening of my new hotel, at St. Leon  Hot Springs, on Tuesday, February 18th.  U.- GRADY.  mmmmsmi  WHOLESALE DIRECTORY  ASSAYERS' SUPPLIES.  W. F. TEETZEL & CO.-CORNER OF  Baker and Josephine Streets, Nelson,  wholesale. dealers ln assayers' supplies.  Agents for Denver Fire Clay Company.  ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES.  KOOTENAY ELECTRIC SUPPLY &  Construction Company���Wholesale dealers  in telephones, annunciators, bells, batteries, electric fixtures ana appliances. Houston Block, Nelson.  FRSH AND SALT MEATS. ~~~  P. BURNS & CO., BAKER STREET,  Nelson, wholesale dealers In fresh and  cured meats. Cold storage.  GROCRIES.  KOOTENAY SUPPLY COMPANY, LIM-  ited, Vernon Street, Nelson, wholesale  grocers.  JOHN CHOLDITCH & CO. ��� FRONT  Street, Nelson, wholesale grocers.  A. MACDONALD & CO.-CORNER OF  Front and Hall Streets, Nelson, wholesale  grocers and jobbers ln blankets, gloves,  mitts, boots, rubbers, mackinaws, and miners' sundries.  J. Y. GRIFFIN & C���FRONT STREET,  Nelson, wholesale dealers in provisions,  cured meats, butter and eggs.  NOTICES OF MEETINGS.  ___FRATERNAL SOCIETIES.  KOOTENAY TENT NO. 7. K. O.TtTm^I  Regular meetings first and third Thursdays of each month. Visiting Sir Knights  are cordially Invited to attend. Dr. W.  Rose, K. K.; A. W. Purdy, Com.; G. A.  Brown, P. C.  NELSON LODGE, NO. 23, A. F. &  A. M., meets second Wednesday in  each month. Sojourning brethren  invited.  NELSON AERIE, NO. 22, F. O. E.���  Meets second and fourth Wednesday ot  each month at Fraternity Hall. George  Bartlett, president; J. V. Morrison, secretary.  NELSON ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER NO.  123, G. R. C���Meets third Wednesday. Sojourning companions invited. George Johnstone, Z.; Thomas J. Sims, S. E.  TRADES AND LABOR UNIONS.  LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  TURNER, BEETON & CO.-CORNER  Vernon and Josephine Streets, Nelson,  wholesale dealers ln liquors, cigars, and  dry goods. Agents for Pabst Brewing Company of Milwaukee and 'Calgary Brewing  Company of Calgary.  BUSINESS DIRECTORY.  ARCHITECTS.  A. C. EWART, ARCHITECT-ROOM 3,  Aberdeen Block, Baker Street, Nelson.  DRAYAGE.  FURNITURE, PIANOS, SAFES, ETC.,  moved carefully at reasonable rates. Apply J. T. Wilson, Phone 270, Prosser's Second Hand Store, Ward Street  FURNITURE^  D. J. ROBERTSON & CO., FURNITURE  dealers, undertakers, and embalmers. Day  'phone No. 292, night 'phone No. 207. Next  new postoffice building, Vernon Street,  Nelson.  MINERS' UNION, NO 96, W. F. of M.���  Meets in Miners' Union Hall, northwest  corner of Baker and Stanley Streets, every  Saturday evening at 8 o'clock. Visiting  members welcome. J. R. McPherson, president; James Wilks, secretary. Union scale  of wages for Nelson district per shift: Machine men ?3.50, hammersmen ?3.25, muckers, carmen, shovelers, and other underground laborers $3.  JOURNEYMEN BARBERS' INTERNA-  tional Union of America, Local No. 190,  Nelson, B. C. Meets every second and  fourth Monday in each month, at 8 o'clock  sharp. Visiting members invited. Ell Sutcliffe, president; IS. DeMers, secretary.  LAUNDRY WORKERS' UNION ���  Meets at Miners' Union Hall on fourth  Monday in every month at 7:30 o'clock p.  m. B. Pape, president; A. W. McFee, secretary.  CARPENTERS' UNION "MEETS WED-  nesday evening of each week at 7 o'clock,  ln Miners' Union Hall. John Burns, .sr.,  president, William Raynard, secretary.  PAINTERS' UNION MEETS THE FIRST  and third Fridays In each month at Miners'  Union Hall at 7:30 sharp. Walter R. Kee,  president; Henry Bennett, secretary.  COOKS' AND WAITERS' UNION, NO.  141, W. L. U., meets at Miners' Union Hall  second and last Tuesdays In each month at  8:30 p. m. sharp. Chris Luf't, president;  C. F. Bell, secretary; H. M. Fortier financial secretary.  PLASTERERS' UNION MEETS KVIORY  Monday evening ln the Elliot Block, at 8  o'clock. J. D. Moyer, president; William  Vice, uooretary.   P. O. Bos 1EL ,,���-��� ���*����-r***h1-**^:-<5.l**<-*i^^ ���"*- - ������-~~������***XtB*-'&&Zr'  ������������'���-���-^t~'-f!f^'~^,T'V'*'''^a>lv'  ���^^e'-^-^^Mr^Tg^-^r^TT-^^^  ���THB NBLSOK MIBOTEj \W)fSSDAY MOMMIG, fEBHtfARY 10rMO8  ���^��<*y-*fi^r,fij��iB'.W'*'��  BANK OP MONTREAL  CAPITAL, all paid np $12,000,000.00  BEST    7.0O0.000.OO  UNDIVIDED PROFITS       876 681.6t  Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal ...President  Hon. Georgo A. Drummond Vice-President  H. S. Clopston General Manager  NELSON BRANCH  Corner Baker and Kootenay Streets.  A. H. BUCHANAN, Manager.  Branches In London (England) New York,  Chicago, and all the principal olties ln Canada.  Buy and sell Sterling Exchange and Cable  Transfers.  Grant Commorolal and Travelers' Credits,  available in any part of the world.  Drafts Issued, Collections Made, Etc  Saving's Bank Branch  CURRENT RATH OV INTEREST PAID.  SUCCESS GAME AT SIXTY  Holland's Long Struggle  On a level with a gilded cross that tops  the towering steeple ot Trinity church, at  the head of Wall street, a man Is sitting  these days tasting: success after forty years  of bitter struggles and disappointments. A  short time ago he was still conducting an  uphill struggle for recognition; today he is  carrying out a contract for over a million  dollars awarded to him and his associates  by the United States.' Today the eyes of  the entire world are riveted with admiration on the creation of his genius, the submarine torpedo boat Fulton, which has just  come out with flying colors from the most  severe test ever imposed on a submarine  craft, having lain with her crew for fifteen  hours at the [bottom of the ocean. The government of every civilized country is at this  moment receiving reports concerning his  handiwork, and it is prophesied that, as the  result of the Fulton's performance, naval  warfare will be substantially modilicd.  ���The window where the man sits affords  one of the finest views in the world. It is  on the nineteenth floor of one of the tall  buildings of New York. The other skyscrapers that crowd all about lie below it.  Over and between them he has before his  eyes the constantly moving panorama of  the busy, crowded shipping in New York  bay. Ferry boats by the score are constantly shooting-in .and out. Busy pufHing tugs  are scuttling in all directions. Monster sailing vessels in "tow come swinging into  sight. Tramps of all sizes and shapes come  slowly plodding across the scene, making  for the docks in the East and North river.  Away off are the Narrows, the upper entrance to New York harbor. A four tunneled ocean, monster has just swung into  this entrance and is coming majestically  ���up the bay. The man brings a spy glass  to bear on the new arrival.  ���'That's* the Kaiser," ho says, "and a  beauty she is."  ������Some day I suppose you will be building one like   her,    only    traveling   under,  ���Instead of on,  tho water?"  "Never," he makes answer, putting down  the long glass. "No submarine boat over  200 feet will ever be built."  You may accept that dictum, for the man  from whom it comes is the world's greatest authority on submarines, Mr. John P.  Holland.  Mr. Holland does not seem particularly  at home in his office. Tt is one of a suite of  rooms finished in cherry, with lofty ceilings, swinging doors and plate glass windows. It is on the nineteenth floor at 100  Broadway, a building noted for the elegance of Its appointments. It swarms with  hankers trust magnates and lawyers, and  among them Mr. Holland seems pretty well  lost, for he is a retiring man.  . Small, not over five feet five, with stooping shoulders, an awkward gait, and a nervous, manner, caused principally by the  fact that he is very near sighted, the great  inventor does not make an impression at  first sight. His clothing does not help In  the matter either. A big black derby, anything but fashionable, a suit of gray that  has seen better days, an old fashioned  made up tie of gray, a queer little collar  -with^turned-=down-'earsr-constttute-his=in--=  variable costume. But if you know your  business you never see the man's general  exterior. Your attention is held by his  face. It is a genial, kindly Irish face, with  a laugh on it much of the time, and a touch  that betokens firmness, unfaltering determination and unfaltering shrewdness. Altogether he looks the ideal inventor.  Until you have seen him three or four  time's he is trying in conversation, for his  voice is so low that you must strain to  hear It. But afterwards he unfolds���that is  if he likes you. Then his talk takes on a  charm'that Is warming, and you are sorry  when you have to go away: The eyes, the ���  color of which I have never been able tc  determine, beam behind his spectacles, his  features light up and his tongue gives you  entertainment such as only men who know  things have the power to give. You wonder  then how old he Is.  "How old do ycu think? Make a guess;  and I'll make U easier to start with by  saying  that it's over forty."  "Forty-six or forty-seven."  -Dear, dear, it's a good thing I've not  been hanging since 1 saw forty-seven. No,  sir, I'm forty-nine. Forty years I've been  at it, and only just succeeded."  "The struggle does not seem to have told  on you much."  "Because I knew that sooner or later success must come. The worst troubles are  not hard to bear when you know that.  Trobules and disappointments come thick  and fast and often enough, but I always  looked beyond. It's good philosophy."  ������I worked at my .submarine boat idea  when I could, at other things when 1  couldn't. For twenty-one years I taught  s-chool, from 1S5S to 1S79. I was born in the  shadow of a shipyard in Cork, and by the  time I was six my future was determined  It was the sea. At fourteen I passed successfully an examination in navigation  But then I was done for. I was so neai  sighted that no one would trust me to row  a two- oared boat, much less to navigate r.  'S Like everything else that is bitter in life  y��ung Holland took his disappointment  philosophically. He fitted himself for school  teaching, the refuge in former times for tin  near sightad. But ho always looked to shipping as his ultimate occupation, the mechanical end if the other end wa.s clo.-cd to  him. But they didn't want near sighted mechanics any more than they wanted near  sighted sailormen, so the young fellow tool  lt out in reading and studying out of school  THE CANADIAN  BANK OF COMMERCE  WITH WHICH 18 AMAMIAMATED  THE BANK  OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.  HEAD OFFICE: TORONTO.  Paid-up Capital, -     -     ��g 000,000  Reserve Fund.       ....  $2,000,000  ACCRECATE RESOURCES OVER $66,000,000;  Hon. Goo. A. Cox,  President.  B. E. Walker,  General Manager  London Offlce, 60 Lombard Street. H. O.  New York  Offlce, te- Exchange   Place.  and 66 Branches in Canada and the  United States.  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT:  Interest allowed on deposits.   Present rate  three per cent.  GRANGE  V. HOLT,  Manager Nelson Branch.  hours. With the instinct of genuis, which  always knows its own bent, he fastened on  the problem of naval warfare. The question of armor protection for water craft  had come up about that time. The French  had successfully' sent two floating batteries against the Russian fortifications in the  Crimea. A set of English floating batteries  had ben burned on the stocks by Russian  spies. The young fellow followed these developments with enthusiastic eagerness.  "With an indulgent smile he read of the  English officers' opposition to armor. Then,  as now, the British seamen were against  all new-fangled ideas. They accepted steam  engines, and iron hulls and belts of armor  plate only when they were forced on them  by the example of other nations.  The young school teacher was not in the  least .disconcerted by tho opinions of the  Knglishmen. He knew that armor plated  ships had come to stay. For awhile he believed that it was in this line that his inventive faculty must be developed. Then  came an incident that switched him to his  true 'course. He came across an article  dealing with the experiments of Fulton and  "Puehnell in submarine boats for war purposes. He felt that he must discount the  future development of the armored vessel  if he wanted to do something to make a  stir in the vorld. Thereafter he dreamed of  tlie submarine boat that should make the  floating battery a.s helpless as the battery  had made the wooden ship. The destruction  of the Merrimac by the Monitor served to  make him certain that he was on the. right  course.  Within a month after the news of this  famous fight had reached Cork the Irish  school master had completed a drawing of  a "submarine torpedo boat. It wasn't the  boat of today, but the main ideas were  there, and the Fulton and her seven consorts, which are being finished for Uncle  Sam, are but the logical development of  the plan roughly set down on paper in the  Cork school house. "    *���  "You didn't succeed in interesting the  British government or the British shipbuilders in your plan?"  ���'1 never tried. I knew that, In a country'  where coal and Iron and mechanical skill  were as plentiful as in England, the development of the large armor plated ships  must come first. But my work lay beyond  those ships and against them, I felt certain.  Therefore, I must get to a place to develop my plans where mechanics in shipbuilding were less advanced, and the available  material for big armor clads scarcer. Then,  too, I was an Irishman. I had never taken  part in any political agitation, but my sympathies were with my country, and I had  no mind to do anything that would make  John Bull any stronger, and domineering  than we had already, found him."  Money was too scarce for a long time  to think of finding the promised land.  Thirty pounds a. year doesn't go very far  even if you live in Cork and are a frugal  bachelor. But finally the savings had  grown and the school master took steerage  for America.  He landed practically penniless, but he  had friends in Paterson, New Jersey, and  there he got an appointment as a school  teacher. Pay was better than at Cork, but  even so, one cannot build submarines on a  schol master's savings. From 1S73, when he  ���reached=I-'alerson;���uutil=lS75f=Mr.���Hqlland=  worked quietly to secure financial backing.  In 1875 he finally got a promise that the  funds for developing his invention would be  found if the United States government  would endorse his plans. With infiinite care  he prepared a free hand plan of his boat.  It provided for a cigar-shaped shell fifteen  fee.t long in which there was room for one  man sitting upright. He was the steersman and crew, and his legs furnished the  motive power, by means of a treadle,  worked a screw propellor.  The suspense was soon over.  Mr. Robeson, then secretary of the navy  under president Grant, referred the plan  to captain Simpson, in charge of the naval  station at Newport. The captain promptly returned it with his disapproval, based  on Ihe grounds that no man in his senses  could be gotten to operate It, and that if  a lunatic was found to go down in the vessel there was no way of directing it under  water.  Mr. Holland treated captain Simpson's  conclusions with such respect as he could,  and went along with his plans, and, incidentally teaching school. A man���Mr. J.  Breslln, of Paterson���was finally found who  put up the money to build a submarine on  tho plan disapproved by captain Smipson.  It was put on a truck at the old Albany  Iron works In New York, where It was  built. From there it was taken by rail to  Paterson and launched on the placid Passaic.  lt was six weeks' before the craft could  be tested owing to the strenuous interest  of the Patersonians. Tf he showed his  face in the neighborhood where the boat  lay he was surrounded by a mob of mill  hands. He took stage fright each time and  fled precipitately. Finally the little machine was towed well up the river and the  inventor went down In her. He remained  under water for an hour and his backer  was so well pleased with the results that  he at once placed an order for a vessel  thirty feet long.  In 1S97 Mr. Holland hung up his ferrule In  St. John's school and devoted himself entirely to the construction of this new boat.  It was launched in 1SS1. A fifteen foot working model of the torpedo boat, much as It  is today, was finished a year later. The  capitalist of the combination shortly took  it into his head to carry both boats off to  New Haven. The first news Mr. Holland  had of the project was that the working  model had been lost In Long Island Sound.  It has never been found. The other boat is  IMPERIAL BANK  Capital (paid up) - $2,600,000  Rest       -      -      -    $1,850,000  HEAD  OFFICE, TORONTO, ONTARIO.  Branches in Northwest Territories, Provinces of  British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec  H. S. HOWLAND President.  D. R. WILKIB Qeneral Manager.  E. HAY Inspeotor.  NELSON   BRANCH,  BURNS BLOCK.  A general banking business transacted.  Savings Department,���Deposits received and  interest- allowed.  Drafts sold, available in all -part of Canada,  United States and Europe.  Special attention given to coll       ns.  J. M. LAY, Manager.  still at New Haven. The inventor refused  to have anything to do with her and broke  his association with his partner.  Nine years struggling followed, the Inventor making his living meanwhile as a  machinist. Captain Zalinski, of pneumatic  gun fame, organized a company for him in  1SSG. This company failed after struggling  along for some years. After four years of  heart breaking effort and trial this boat  was at last sold to the government, and in  1899 congress approved an order for eight  additional boats to cost $175,000 each.  Forty years of patient endeavor had at last  been crowned with success.  "And has it been worth while?"  "I certainly think so," the submarine  philosopher declared, weighing the question critically; "my children will probably  think it a line, thing."  These children,'by* the way, are not the.  least remarkable appurtenances of a remarkable man. Mr. Holland did not marry  until he was nearly fifty. Now he is tho  father of five as lusty youngsters as ever  made things lively for their neighbors. The  eldest is a boy of ten. The others, two boys  and two girls, grade down by easy steps.  The family live at Thirteenth avenue and  Seventh street, Newark,' and the town is  proud of them.  American Syndicate in Peru  Mr. Neill, secretary of legation at  Lima, under date of November 25th,  1901, reports the formation of an American syndicate, with headQuarters in  New York city, for the purchase and  working of copper and other mines in  Cerro de Pasco, Peru. He submits the  following statistics regarding that district: Cerro de Pasco is situated 14,300  feet above the sea.level at a distance of  about 220 miles from the Port "of Callao.  The.ores of this district contain gold,  silver, lead and copper. The amount of  silver coined, smelted and exported  from Peru, from 1876 to 1850 was 238,-  613,796 ounces, of which 161,541,731  ounces were from Cerro de Pasco alone.  The silver ores obtained from these  mines liave given an assay of nearly 50  per cent of. silver to the" ton, : while  others have given 70 per cent of lead.  The exportation "of copper ores- from  Cerro de Pasco in the year 1900 was  11,944.2 metric tons, besides 5138 tons  of copper bars* these ores, on being assayed, have given grades between 18  and 40 per cent. The construction of a  railroad from Oroya to Cerro de Pasco  would be a most remunerative investment, as the proposed freight of 24 soles  ($11.66 per ton), instead of.70 or 80 soles  ($34 or $39) now paid for the same  amount of the backs of limas, would  allow a quantity of ore to be exported  which is at present impossible. There  are coal mines at a distance of 22 to 31  miles from Cerro de Pasco, and a narrow guage railway is about to be constructed, which will allow this mining  district to obtain coal at about $3.88 per  "ton, instead of paying,- as at present,  $24,85 per ton. Up to the present time,  the American syndicate owns five-sixths  of this district, having acquired 480  mines.-' It is reported that another syndicate is being.formed for the purpose  j3t_secMLng_an^-"TOi*kingJlmJlch^op^  per mines in the Yauli district, 120 miles  from the Port of Callao, at 13,400 feet  above the level of the sea. These mines  are in the immediate vicinity of one of  the stations on the Trans-Andine railroad, begun a quarter of a century ago.  Hetty Green's Investments  Mrs. Hetty Green, the wealthiest woman in America and one of the most  picturesque characters in New York's  financial circles, is about to extend her  sphere of influence to California. The  information was' given out, yesterday  that she was one of the several multimillionaires who were being relied upon  to furish much of the capital with which  the California Midland Railroad Company intended to float its big railway,  mining and steel enterprises, and it  was gently hinted that she stood ready  to put $4,000,000 into the investment.  The California Midland, as is probably  well known by this time, was incorporated by W. H. 'H.. Hart, Daniel B.  Hayes, W. H. Graham, R. J. Davis, Edward Dexter, Henry C. Bunker. B. C.  Van Emon, E. R. Graham and Albert  Betz, for the purpose of building several  hundred mi,les of railroad ..from the iron  mines in Madera county "controlled by  the incorporators to tide water on the  bay of San Franisco. The company is  capitalized for $10,000,000, and at a meeting of the directors, held a week ago,  a bond issue of $8,000,000 was formally  authorized. Now it is announced that  the entire bond issue has been placed  with a syndicate of eastern capitalists  and that Hetty Green appears as one of  the syndicate as a subscriber for $4,000,-  000 of the company's securities.  Dumont Has a Chill  MONTE CARLO, February 18.--M.  Santos Dumont experience a slight chill  as a result of remaining in his wet  clothes for two hours after the disaster  to his airship in the bay of Monaco last  Friday, during which the aeronaut had  a narrow escape from death. His condition is not considered serious.  Two Suicidesin Seattle  SEATTLE. February 17.���Mrs. Sallie Cohen,   a  descendant  of  the  famous  VaHejo  family of California, and  formerly one of  the belles of the little city of Montrrcy,  to  9\  to  to  to  to  to  9\  to'  to  to  9\  ir  ��� 00 ��� 00' 00' 00 * 000m)\m%. *sr. ^ ��� ���**. ��� ^ ��� *?��� ���s^ ^ ��� ���^���>^.-**,>^*,8^'?^'8^m^'S^'^^''5<5^8*;  ********************^i***********************************  180O-BSTABLISHBD IN NHLSON-1&02  i Jacob Dover   The Jeweler  Nelson, B. C.  oh 7  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  %  Now that I am through stock-taking I intend to reduce my stock by giving  the public a rednction of 16 per cent off on the dollar. I invite you all and I  guarantee all goods sold  We have so many different lines that it is impossible to mention them all  but here are a few of them.  Diamond and Pearl Jewelry, Watches, Clocks, Silverware, Karn Pianos  and Sewing Machines  Jacob Dover,   "The Jeweler."  ***.***************************.*********.*********.***************:***  %  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  *  0  ���V.K-  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  I  ^V*S�� 00\00'4Sf._^._0.f^'' ^'00'00.00'_^ ��� 00.00��� 0*'0��� r*��� .s^.*���<��))���*�����������������<*.^^OS.*-lS<*-S>OS��_2ft>��^<v* JS>'-flSj1'*-S>*���&��� 'S*'-38**S*'mS1 ^^   i  *^' **��< ****. ���*^^*S^*^J'5^*S^*^^*^^-'*S^iJ^-^-'^��^^,'N ���"?S'0'"0''' 00-.00''00''00''00''00- 000-00. 00. 00. 00'00 .00- 00' 00^0'  committed suicide last night in a lodging  house here. Less than an hour later Edith  Curran, a beautiful 19 year old girl, who  had been employed as a waitress in a hotel,  also ended her life, both took carbolic acid.  Despondency was the cause in both cases.  For Ireland's Poor  ��� NEW YORK, February 17.���The Irish industries association is extremely fortunate  in having obtained lord Salisbury's consent  to a loan of his private residence in Arlington street for Its St. Patrick's day sale,  says a London special to the Tribune. The  prime minister has made a personal sacrifice' to the extent of giving: up his entire  house for the benefit of poor Irish peasants  on March 17th.  MacLean's Radical Proposal  OTTAWA, February 17.���W. F. Mo-  Lean, M. P. for East York, intends introducing today a bill to have the government regulate telephone and telegraph tolls and rentals, and in case of  the telegraphs for their immediate acquisition by the government if considered necessary in the public interest.  Porto Rico Lumber Co.  (LIMITED)  Rough and  Dressed  Lumber  Shingles  Mouldings  A-1 White Pine Lunjber Always in  Stock,.  We carry a complete stock of  Coast Flooring, Ceiling, Inside Finish, Turned Work, Sash and DoorB.  Special order work will receive  prompt attention.  Porto Rico Lumber Co.Ltd.  CORNER OF ���    ���_  HBINDRYX AND VKRNON 8TRBHT8  Separate sealed tenders, addressed to the  undersigned will be received at this offlce  until- Tuesday, February 25th, inclusively,  for the Construction of the armories at the  following places:   -^lstr-RevelstokepBr-C.  2nd. Kamloops, B. C.  3rd. Kaslo, B. C.  4th. Nelson, B. C.  Plans and specifications can be seen and  forms of tenders obtained for Revelstoke  and Kaslo on application to the postmasters at those places; at Nelson at the office  of Mr. J. A. Macdonald, architect. Nelson;  for Kamloops at the offlce of Mr. A.  Thompson, clerk of works, Kamloops; and  for all the works at the department of  public works, Ottawa.  Envelopes containing tenders must be endorsed "Tender for armory, Revelstoke;"  "Tender for armory, Kamloops;" "Tender  for armory, Kaslo;" and "Tender for armory. Nelson" respectively.  Persons tendering are notified that tenders will not be considered unless made on  the form supplied, and signed with their  actual signatures.  Each tender must be accompanied by an  accepted check on a chartered bank, made  payable to tho order of the honorable the  minister of public works, equal to ten per  cent (10 p.c.) of the amount of the tender,  which will be forfeited If the party decline to enter Into a contract when called  upon to do so, or If he fall to complete the  work contracted for. If the tender be not  accepted the check will be returned.  The department does not bind Itself to accept the lowest or any tender. By order,  FRED GELINAS, Secretary.  Department of Public Works,  Ottawa, January 25th, 1902.  Newspapers inserting this advertisement  without authority from the department will  not be paid for it.  PROVINCIAL,    SECRETARY'S    OFFICE.  His honor the lieutenant governor in  council has been pleased to mako tho fol-  ing appointments:  27th January, 1902.  Christopher Morrison, alderman, and  Frederick Starkey, of the.city of Nelson,  esquires, to bo members of the board of  licensing commissioners for tho said city.  John A. Irving, alderman, and Alfred J.  Marks, of tho city of Nelson, esquires, to  be members of the board of commissioners  of police for the said city.  '      : NOTICE  Notice 13 hereby given that I intend to  apply at the next sitting of the board of  license commissioners for the City of Nelson, to be held after tho expiration of  thirty days from the dato hereof, for a  transfer of tho retail liquor license now  held by ine for tho "Grand Hotel," situate  on Vernon street ln the City of Nelson, on  tho east half of lot 4, block 2, sub-division  of lot 95, group 1, West Kootenay district,  to John Biomberg of tho City of Nelson.  GUS   NELSON.  Witness: A. BENSON.  Dated this second day of January, 1903.  ^Cn^ET-FURNlSlIPJD FRONT ROOMS  over Vanstonc's drug store. $2 per week.  CLASSIFIED ADS.  ARTICLES FOR SALE.  SEWING   MACHINES   OP  AIX   KINDS  for sale or rent at the Old Curiosity Shop.  LODGERS.  FOR ROu.,1 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.   n  SEWING MACHINES FOR SAJjE*u_  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.  "^or'sam-three^undred^Sns!  Inquire Hurry's Poultry Ranch, Fairview,  P. O. Box 603.  ���>  ~waj*it,e]>^a~w  help with housework and baby. Good  wages. Apply to John Huteheson, Cranbrook. B. C.  HAVE YOU TRIED  HENRY Q. JOLY DE LO-TBINIERE.  CANADA.  -   PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLTJMBIA.  Edward VII., by the grace of God, of tha  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 ln Our Legislature of the Province of British Columbia,  by the Common Council of Our said Province may, by the favor of God, be ordained. . ,  In testimony.whereof,_���e have caused^  "tfies^Our^Letterg to be made Patent aha  the Great Seal of Our said Province to be  hereunto affixed: _  Witness, the Honourable Sir Henri Gus-  tave Joly de Lotblnlere, K.C.M.G., Lieutenant Governor of Our said Province of  British Columbia, at Our Government  House, In Our City of Victoria, in Our  said Province, this 9th day of January, in  the year of Our Lord one thousand nine  hundred and two, and In th* flrst year of  Our Reign.  By Command. ���   ��� .���.��������  J. D. PRENTICE,  Acting Provincial Secretary.  PROVINCIAL    SECRETARY'S    OFFICE.  His Honour tho Lieutenant-governor In  Council haa boon pleased to mako the following appointments:  8th January, 1902.  William Edwin Newcombo, of Trout  Lake, Esquire, M.D., CM., to be resident  physician at the said place.  John M.  Holland, of  the City of Grand  Forks,  Esquire,  to  bo a notary publio In  and for the province of British Columbia.  9th January, 1902.  Frederick Fraser, of the City of Revelstoke, Esquire, to be���  Stipendiary magistrate.  Government Agent,  Assistant Commissioner of Lands ana  Works,  Collector of Revenue Tax,  District Registrar of Births, Deaths and  Marriages, and Registrar under the "Marriage Act," for the Revelstoke Division of  West Kootenay,  Gold Commissioner for the Revelstoke,  Illeclllewaet, Lardeau and Trout Lake  Mining Divisions,  Clerk of tho Peace for the County of  Kootenay,  District Registrar of the Revelstoko registry of the Supremo Court, and  Collector of Votes for tho Revelstoke riding of the West Kootenay District, vice  Mr. W. J. Goepel.  TAX t���*TtCE.  Notice   Is   hero.j.i a.,,..i,   in   accordance  with the statutes, that provincial revenue  tax,   and   all   assessed   taxes   and  Incomo  tax, assessed and levied under tho Assessment Act and amendments,  aro  now duo  and  payable  for  tho year 1902.  All  taxea  duo and collectable for the Nelson Assessment District are now duo and payablo at  my offlce, situate at the court house, Ward  street.   Nelson.    This  notleo,   In  terms  of  law, Is equivalent to a porsonal demand by  mo upon all persons llablo for taxes.  HARRY WRIGHT,  Assessor and Collector,  Nolson Postoffloe.  Dated at Nelson, 13th January, 1302.  A PURE DELICIOUS  STRONG AND. FLAVORT  TEA  IN QENERAL USE  THROUGHOUT CAf-.ADA.  P. Burns & Co.  Wholesale and Retail -.  Dealers in .Meats  Hbad Office at  NELSON, B. 0.  ,"f ���.'.:���  Markets at  Nelson,  Rossland,   Trail,  Kaslo, Ymir,  Saadon,  Silverton, Ne*w  Denver, Revelstoke, FergnsoD Grand Forks, Green-wood, Cascade Oity, Mid  way, and Vancouver, * ���>* ���* ���   ' -  s*.><*<-<*<*<*<*<��^<-<-<-<-<*<-<-<-<-s<<*<-*<-*<*<**<*<*<*<*<*<**<*<**  West Kootenay Butcher Co,  .ALL KINDS OF  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE AND'RETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  E. C. TRAVES, Manager  K. W. C BLOCK  WARD STREET  TREMONT HOUSE  |321 TO 331IBAKER BTREET, NELSON  AMEtyCAH AND EUROPEAN  .    PLANS  MEALS 25CENTS  Rooms Lighted by Electricity and Heated Dy Steam 26 Cents to $1  IMPERIAL BBEWINfi COMPANY  EMERSON & REISTERER.  BREWERS OF THE BEST  LAGER BEER  STEAM BEER  AND PORTER  When you want the Best, ask for  IMPERIAL BEER.  SLOGAN JUNCTION HOTEL  J, H. McMANUB, lCflMCer.  B*r ���tocked with beat brand* ot wine**,  Uquora, am* d***ara. Boer on <*rau**bt. bufe  -oomfortabla r-aoma. Flrat olaaa tabl* boar*.  i:"  CHEAP FUEL.  ,    "Reduction ln price of coke: Per Ton.  Coke at gas works ,.�� , W-50  Coko delivered  -  7.50  Cash roust accompany all orders, or $1  ���extra will be chanted.  NELSON COKE & GAS COMPANY, Ltd.  i . ���  jlDBIII} STOfiE EARLY CLOSING  ON AND AFTEB JANUARY 1st.  The publio la notified that on and after  January 1st our places of business will  dose at 9 o'clock every night except Saturday and the day preceding a public holl-  -day. ii!-*-1'**1  Sunday hours 10 to 12 a. m., 2:30 to 4:30  p. m., 6:30 to 8:30 p. m.  CANADA BOOK & DRUG CO., Ltd.,  W. F. TEETZEL & CO.,  J. H. VANSTONE.  QUEEN'S HOTEL  ii^^_==BAKSR=STBKBT.=NaLSON.-==-=-  Lighted by Electricity and Heated with Hot Air.  . Large comfortable bedroom* aad first-  class dining room. Sample rooma for commercial mam.  RATES 82 PER DAY  N|rs. E. C. GlarKe, Prop.  Lata of the Royal Howl, Calgary  IVjadden House  Baker and Ward  Streets, Nelsan.  0  %l  Hi  Hi  ���Hi  **  Or    COURSE    TOO    WANT    THK     BEST-  THKN   GO  TO  ARTHUR    GEE  in Tremont Block.   Ho will suit you.  Lur-jo Htock of imported Boiwon's goods.  |i      ****************  The only hotel ln Nelson that has remained "under one management since 129*0.  The bed-rooms are veil furnished and  lighted by electncii>.  The bar la alwaya atocaea oy the beat  domestic and Imported liquors aad cigars.  THOMAS MADDEN, Proprietor.  HOTEL   ROSSLAND,  Third door from Grand Central Hotel  on Vernon street. Best doolar a day  house in twon. House and furniture  new. Room and board from $5 to ?5.50  and $G per week. Table board ?���!. No  Chinese   employed   here.  J.   V.   O'LAUGHUN.  Bartlett    House  Formerly Clarke HotcL  The Best $1 per Day House ln Nelson.  Nonobutwhito holp employed.   Tho bar the  beat.    G. W. BARTLETT, Proprietor  R. REISTERER & CO.  BBJCWXBS AND BOTTLKBa" OV  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  Prompt and regular delivery to th�� traaa,  BRBW'SRT  AT  NXL-BON THE NELSON TEIBTJKE, WEDNESDAY  MoMrtKG   ftEBBtTARY 19, 1902  I"!  II''  I*!  {  r  H**-  I" 1*7  p1'  Kit  ll  I?' ���  If  I?  J  ft  WrTffB  ,t�� ������#���<��������������-�����������������������������������������������������������������  ' B. (?. fl-^eQts for Dc-quer FSrq Qay fo.  ��� ��� ������  :  Dru^s apd /-Issay Qood^  :  jU/.f. Teetzel O^o.j  ��   Dealers ln  # DRUGS  TOILET ARTICLES  PATENT MEDICINES  * SPONGES, PERFUMERY, ETC.  ���  Importers of and Jobbers in ���  ASSAYERS* FURNACES, CRUCIBLES   ���  SCORIFIERS, MUFFLES, .  CHEMICALS AND CHEMICAL ,  APPARATUS ���  ��� ��  Lawrence Hardware Co.  IMPORTEBS AND DEALEES IN  Shelf and Heavy Hardware  AGENTS rOE--Oresoent, Oanton, and Jessop's Steel, Bennett's Gutta Percha  pTise, Jenckes' Ore Oars  Hamilton Powder Company's Blasting Powder       __   _ Tl   n  and Dynamite _ , JSOlSOll, *������ J3. U:  Railroad, Mill, Mining and Builders' Supplies  TELEPHONE 30.  P. O. BOX 627.  Nelson Saw & Planing Mills  lillilTHD.'  CHARLES HILLYER, President HARRY HOUSTON, Secretary.  Have just -received 3.000,0 feet of logra from Idaho, and we are prepared tp cut the largest bill  of timber of any dimension-- or lengths. Estimates given at any time. The largest acock of sash  doors, and mouldings in Kootenay. ���     ���   COAST LUMBER OF ALL KINDS ON HAND  OFTTIOR ANDSYARDBi   CORNRR HALL AND FRONT 8TRKKT&  Legitimate Slaughter  Furniture, Carpets, Linoleums, Fine Pictures,* Blankets,: Etc.  In additiontdj our already high-grade arid716w4marked goods,  we will offer for Co days only io per cent off for cash. Our  terms are on the installment plan,7pne-third cash, balance in  three payments. Our customers are warned1 to take advantage of this : great, reduction sale. Come any time of the  day.    Can-always duplicate any article.  D.  FURNITURE DEALERS  FURNITURE  D. J. ROBERTSON & CO.  VERNON STREET, NELSON.  D. J. ROBERTSON & CO.  VERNON STREET, NELSON.  FURNITURE  CITY AND DISTRICT.  Yesterday was payday for the C. P.  XX.  employees.  East Lynne will be presented at the  opera house this evening by the Georgia  Harper company.  Two cars of ore were received yesterday  from the Whitewater mine, which was re-  shipped to the Trail smelter.  Ten more cars of ore from the Silver Hill  the Crow's Nest Coal Company .yesterday  which were reshipped on cars to the Trail  smelter.  J. P. Graves, manager of the Granby  smelter, arrived In the city last evening  and will spend a few "clays hero before his  return.  day, from Edward Peters to C. D. J.  Christie. Certificates of work were granted  to Michael Zattoni on the Tres mining  claim and on the Annable to Michael Zattoni et al.  An initial car of coke was received, from  the Crow's Nest Coal Company yestterday  over the C. P. R. for shipment to the Ferguson smelter through the Lardo railroad.  Ensign Andrew will conduct the anniversary services ln the Salvation Army barracks this evening, and tomorrow evening  lieutenant Malcolm will be tendered a farewell.  A meeting of the subscribers to the Nelson public library will be held this evening, in the library, at 8 o'clock. All those  Interested in the library are requested to  attend.  Commencing today the K. XX. & N. Co.  will resume their regual schedule on the  lake. The boat will leave the Nelson wharf  at C p. m. for Kaslo, arriving In that city  at 10:30 p. m.  The lecture In the Baptist church last  evening, delivered by Dr. Hall, on "The  Care and Feeding of Infants and Children,"  was well attended. The doctor gave a most  Interesting and profitable address. The lecture was given under the auspices of the  Florence Crittenden Society.  Dr. McLennan, the newly elected medical  health officer, was duly sworn in yesterday  and officially assumed his new duties.  The first act of his administration was the  disinfecting the residence of Fred Starkey,  which has for some time been quarantined.  The work was performed under the personal direction of the health oflicer.  The grand lodge of the L. O. L. will convene In Fraternity hall this morning at  10 o'clock. A large number of delegates arrived in the city last evening from the  coast and interior points. This evening a  banquet will be tendered the visiting delegates and their lady, friends by the members of Nelson Lodge, No. 1092.  A  transfer  of  the  mining  claims  Ivory  King, Woodstock, and Birthday was recor- I  ���led at the mining recorder's offlce yester- J  A meeting of the creditors of the Chap-  leau Mining Company was held at the office of H. Byers & Co. on Monday evening.  The local creditors and a majority of the  outside creditors were present. The only  business considered was a communication  from the provincial government requesting  *~~*rssstes  RAILWAY TIME TABLE  CANADIAN PACIFIC SYSTEM  LKAVK  7:15 a. in,  Daily.  CROW'S NEST RAILWAY  Kuskonook, Creston, Moyie,  Cranbrook, Marysville, tort  Steele, Elko, Forme, Michel,  Blairmore, Frank, Macleod,  Lethbridgc, Winnipeg, and   all Eastern points.  LEAVE  6:10 p. m,  DaUy  6:40 p. ni,  Daily  8 a. m.  8 a. m.  COLUMBIA & KOOTENAY  RAILWAY  Robson, Nakusp, Arrowhead,  ftovolstoke, and all points casl  and west on C.P.R. main lino.  Robson, Trail and Rossland.  Robson, Cascade, Grand  Forks, Phoenix, Greenwood  and Midway.  (Daily except Sunday)  Robson, Trail and Rossland.  (Daily except Sunday)  ARKIVE  G:15 p. m.  Dally.  ARRIVE  10:10 p.m.  Dafly  10:10 p.m.  Daily  10:10 p.m.  11:35 a.m.  LEAVE  10 a. m.  SLOCAN RIVER RAILWY  Slocan City, Silverton, New  Denvor. Threo Forks, Sandon  (Daily except Sunday)  LEAVE  4 p. m.  1 p. m.  KOOTENAY  LAKE  STEAMBOATS  Balfour, Pilot Bay, Ainsworth  Kaslo and all Way Landings.  (Daily except Sunday)  Lardo and all points on the  Lardo & Trout Lake Branch.  (Tuesdays, Thursdays and   Saturdays.)   ���  ARRIVE  3:10 p.m.  ARRIVE  10:10  a. m.  11 a.m  GREAT NORTHERN SYSTEM.  LEAVE  _   Depot  \ 9:10 a.m  ^Mount'in  1030 a.m.  Dally.  LKAVK  Kaslo  1a.m.  Nelson  6*00 p. m.  Daily  NELSON & FORT  SHEP-  PARD RAILWAY  Ymir, Salmo, Erie,-Wanota,  Northport, Rossland, Colville  ������       '    and Spokane.  Making through connections  at Spokano to the south,  east and west.  KOOTENAY LAKE  STEAMBOATS  Balfour, Pilot Bay, Ainsworth  ICaslo and all Way Landings.  ARRIVE  Depot.  6:4o p.m.  IJount'in  5:59 p. m.  Dooly  ARRIVE  Kaslo  9:?0 p. m.  Nelson  10:30 a.m.  Daily  the receipt of the necessary papers of the  assignment of the company to the creditors. The necessary documents will be immediately forwarded to the department.  The matters necessary to the completion of  the transfer of the amount is in the hands  of Mr. Green, M. P. P., who will represent  the creditors at Victoria.  The work of, clearing out the bed of Cot-,  tonwood creek is being pushed ahead. At  the present time a force of men are engaged in clearing out the creek from Baker  street to the lake front. A large supply of  lumber. is already on the ground for the  purpose of putting in a Hume so as to  avoid the evil effects of the spring freshets  which have worked such havoc in the past  In the vicinity of the railroad track.  The sittings of. the supreme court were  resumed yesterday morning before Mr. Justice Martin. The whole ,of the sittings were  taken up by the case of Bremner vs..Arlington Mines which for the last three days  has been dragging its weary length through  the court. When the court rose yesterday  afternoon it was not concluded arid from  appearances it will continue for some days  to come.  The Spokane train was seven hours' late  again last evening, owing to. another snow  and landslide similar to that of Sunday  night. An accident of a similar character  occurred on the branch of the same company's road between Kaslo and Sandon,  about eighteen 'miles from Sandon. Traffic  along the road will be suspended for some  days owing to the nature of the slides,  which are composed of rocks, logs and  snow. In the meantime all traffic between  Kaslo and Sandon has to be over the C. P.  R. via Nelson.  A serious accident occurred to one of  Nelson's pioneer prospectors yesterday.  Mike Egan, the flrst locator of the Athabasca mine, and who has been a prospector in.this vicinity since 1889, Is now lying  in the Nelson general hospital with his  "left eye 'blown ~15ut~and���tw~<f"fingers and"  the thumb of the right hand In such an injured condition that it is doubtful if they  can be saved. At the time of the accident  he was working on some claims about  three-quarters of a mile above the Victoria group, and about a mile from Beas-  Iey's siding. It appears that he ignited a  fuse, but the hole "missed." He returned  and while in the act of digging the shot  out It went off with the result above described. Luckily the powder was old or  the story of his accident might not have  been told. He "scrambled as best he could  to the shack he was occupying on the Victoria group, and then proceeded to walk  to the C. & K. track. He is a man of about  fifty, years of age and unmarried.  Kootenay Presbytery  The annual sederant of the Kootenay  Presbytery was Opened In the Presbyter-  Ian church yesterday morning. Among the  members attending were Rev. Dr. Wright,  Nelson, Rev. Dr. Robinson, Rossland; Rev.  Dr. McRae, Greenwood; Rev. W. G. W.  Fortune, Cranbrook; H. Young, Ymir; H.  Miller, Phoenix; J. Ball, Trail; D. M. McKee, Slocan; S. P. Robertson, Grand Forks;  J. Loach, Kaslo; Rev. Mr. Craw, Columbia;  besides a number of other ministers and  elders from the various congregations of  the Kootenays. The first business was the  election of Rev. Robertson of Grand Forks  as moderator, and the confirmation of Rev.  Miller  of Plioonix,  as  clerk  of  the  court.  Among other matters dealt with was the  presentation of the call to Rev. Dr. Wright  as pastor of the Nelson Presbyterian  church. The call was signed by 102 communicants and 57 adherents.  Dr.' Wright accepted the call and the induction will take place on March 18th.  A call wa.s.presented to Rev. J. Ball of  Trail, who also accepted, and whose induction will take place on March (Sth at Trail.  The delegates appointed to represent the  Fresbytery at the general assembly arc  Drs. Wright, Robinson, McRae, and Rev.  Miller, and F. W. Laing, P. McL Forin, P.  A. McDiarmld, Alvirfslone, Ontario, and  Dr.  McGregor,  Almonte.  A number of reports were presented and  discussed, when tho meeting was adjourned until today, when a number of  questions relating to tho churches of the  district will bo discussed, amongst thorn being a call to Rev. McKee of Slocan, and the  settlement  of a pastor at  Kaslo.  A public meeting of the Kootenay Presbytery will he held this evening ln St.  Paul's church, when Rev. A. O. McRae of  Greenwood will deliver an address on tho  relation of the church to fraternal socle-  ties and social questions, and Rev. W. G.  \V. Fortune of Cranbrook, will speak on  western mission work and the policy of the  church.  Profits in Portland Coment  T. G. Procter has returned from Spokane where he attended a meeting of  the Pacific Portland Cement Company  in which a number of Nelson men are  interested, including S. S. Fowler, H. G.  Neelands, T. J. Duncan and W. P. Tierney. In speaking of the company's affairs Mr. Procter said good progress was  being made in the erection of a plant  and that the company expected to commence shipping cement inside of three  months. At the Spokane meeting Mr.  Procter said it was decided, that in order to put the company in a safe position, so that it could market its product to the best advantage, the vendors  and promoters agreed to put 60,000 of  their shares into the treasury for company purposes. The proceeds from the  sale of this'stock-will be used in the  construction of a steamer and scow for  the moving of the cement from the  works on the'Pend d'Oreille river to the  line of railway! . The Pacific Portland  Cement Company' expects to control the  cement market of the western states by  reason of the favorable location of their  raw materials and the economies and  other advantages of their patented process of manufacture.  Sectional Book Gases  Made of quartered oak, in three sizes,  for all sizes of Books. Made in Canada,  by Canadians, and sold in Nelson by the  Canada Drug & Book Company, Limited,  at the following prices:  Cornice, each  $2.50  Base, each  .....-.'     2.25  9.1-4 inch section, each...     3.65  11 1-4 inch section, each........:...    3.95  13 1-4 inch section, each-.    4.50  All sections 'are 34 inches wide by 12  inches deep.o >  Canada Drag & Book Co.  1 v.  Auction Sale  HOUSEHOLD  FURNITURE  Acting under instructions from Mrs.  Zara Thompson, the undersigned "will  offer for sale by public auction, on the  premises, corner of Vernon and Cedar  streets, on  FRIDAY FEBRUARY 21ST,  at 2 o'clock p. m.  the whole of her furniture and household effects.  TERMS CASH.  CHAS. A. WATERMAN & CO.  AUCTIONEERS.  IN PRIZES  FIFTH ANNUAL  ROSSLAND  "WINTER  CARNIVAL  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.  NEWLING & CO.  AUCTIONEERS, VALUERS, ETC.  Kootenay Street, noxt door to Oddfellows' Hall  P. O. Box R33 NELSON. B.C.  NOTICE.  John R. McDougall, whoso present address is unknown, will learn something to  his advantage bv immediately telegraphing  or writing to James Wilks, P. O. Box 106,  Nelson, B. C.  Carpenters Wanted  Immediately 20 bridge carpenters to work  on tramway. Seven months' job, $1 per day.  Apply to B. C. Riblet, Front street, Nelson.  to  to  to  to  to  to  H. BYERS & CO.  ESTABLISHED 1892  -4  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  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  ���.���������*���-������'fr.*g-*-*--g<.*g-g--g^  0  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  February Month Of Bargains  Our Shoe Store shows a varity of bargains for this month. All that remains  of our Big Stock of Winter Shoes etc. to be closed out at from 20 to 50 per  cent discount.   Oome in today and;get first choice.   Mail orders filled.  Agents for The Slater Shoe.  Julia Marlowe's Shoes  Bell's Famous'Footwear  I       Royal Shoe Store  L. A: GODBOLT, Prop. P. 0. Box 75 THOS. LILLIE, Manager  ^.��.��<��:*<*^a-i��aA!i*��Si<S'<iiA!3 ~ ~~  -������--  999999^9-^99"00-'00--&-0*9;0*-0*  %  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  %.  -"V*^  '���'���'..'it'ff'���'fl'ij        ' J 'a>'^''''a'  00^-r^.0079.-**T��^*^**^5 ���^fjf'^  to  to  to  to  J*\  THE   BIG  Schooner  BEER OR HALF-AND-HALF  Slaughtering?.   Sale  For the next thirty .days I will gi ye  a great slaughtering sale on all lines in  stock consisting of boy's and men's  clothing, furnishings, hats and caps, and  boots and shoes.. In', order to make room  for spring stock I must slaughter some  of my present stock and also to give my  many customers the benefit thereof.  Now is the chance to partake of some  of the best bargains ever offered in the  Kootenays.  The sale is genuine, the stock new and  the prices away -down.  Call, get prices, examine goods and  be convinced that I am offering the  greatest bargains ever offered in Nelson.  217 and 219  Baker Street  J. A. GILKER  THE ONLY GOOD BEER  IN NELSON  BISCUITS  Club Hotel  CornerSMJica andI  Stanley Sts.  E. J. CURRAN, Proprietor.  ACOMPLETE LINE OF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  local and coast.  Flooring  looal and ooaab.  Newel Posts  Stair Kail  Mouldings  Shingles  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  of all kinds  Vt WHAT TOU WANT 18 NOT HC STOCK  WI WllX MAKK IT FOB TOD  OAIiL "AND GET PRICKS.  CHRISTIE'S CREAM SODAS.  CHRISTIE'S WATER ICE WAFERS  Also all kinds of Sweet Biscuits fresh from the factory.  BLUE   RIBBON   TEA.  Houston Block  Nelson, B C.  J. A. IRVING & CO.  BBAL ESTATE  AND  J. A. Sayward  HAIX AND -tAKC BTBEBTB. NKUOir  0E&-TIH0ATE  Or IMPROVEMENTS  Notice: Hay of Hope mineral claim, situate in the Nelson mining division of  West Kootenay district, located on Duhamel (Six-mile) creek. Take notice -that I,  Charles "VV. Busk, free miners' certificate  No. 60,825, as agent for *W. 3. Goepel, free  miners' certificate No." 50,500 John Paterson, free miners' certificate No. 50,727, and  self, Intend sixty days from the date hereof to apply to the mining recorder for a  certificate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the  above claim. And further tako notice that  action under Section 37 must be commenced  before the issuance of such certificate of  improvements.  CHARLES W. BUSK.  Dated this second day of January, A. D.  1902.  LOST  LOST���AT ERIE, B. C, ON SATURDAY,  January 18th, two checks on the Canadlaii  Bank of Commerce, Nelson, one No. 1308,  for $58 payable to William Harper; and one  No. 1330, for J65.50, payable to H. Mcintosh.  Suitable reward will be given for the recovery of tho same. Address David Murphy,  Erie, B. C.  INSURANCE BROKERS  Agents for Trout Lake Addition  (Bogustown) Fairview Addition.  Acreage property adjoining the park  And J. & J. Taylor safes.  These safes can be bought from us on  two year's time without Interest.  Ward Bros.  833 West Baker Street, Nelson.  NOTICE  To the Publio and Union "Men:  The Trades and Labor Council of tho City  of Nelson have declared all hotels, restaurants and saloons employing Chinese in or  around the premises unfair to organized  labor. The following do not employ Chinese  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  NELSON CAFE FOR SALE  CALT  GOAL  FOR  DOMESTIC  OR  STEAM  USE  General Agency, Telephone 266.  W. P. TIERNEY  BAKER   STREET,  NELSON.  TKLEPnONE 145  ORDER YOUR  Telephone 35  COAL  FROM  NELSON FREIGHTING AND TRANSFER CO.  One of the largest and best appointed restaurants in the Kootenays. Recently enlarged, remodelled and refitted throughout.  Twenty-five nicely furnished rooms in connection. The finest location in the city.  This Is without doubt one of the best opportunities for a good, up-to-date restaurant man ever offered in the Kootenays.  Bona fide intending purchasers will be offered every opportunity of satisfying themselves from the books as to the profiits  earned by the business during the past  three years. Satisfactory reasons for selling. For particulars apply or write to  CHARLES   A.   WATERMAN   &   CO'Y.  Agents, Nelson, B. C.  ANTHRACITE A.ND ROSLYN  ALWAYS ON HAND  Offlce: Baker Street,  WEST TRANSFER GO.  N. T. MACLEOD, Manager.  Teaming and Transfer Work of-  all kinds.  Agents for Hard and Soft Coal. Imperial  Oil Company. Washington Brick, Lime &  Manufacturing Company. General commercial agents and brokers.  All coal and wood strictly cash on delivery.    OFFICE 184 BAKER STREET  TELEPHONE   147.  Private Tuition  Students prepared for departmental and  other examinations.  Commercial work a specialty.  I. 0. SLATER,  Fourth door above City Hall.

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