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 F-*-*^~-"~'*w*M7T*fn*,Tr?TiWiiTflTTi'iii\iiiBui > *a  szrstosxs-tsmsziSfaaKBa  &ia��mta&40aui**p*iM.i^ll  ��"������������*���""^-rrl  ESAT3LISHBD   1892  THURSDAY  MOENIKG,  FEBRUARY  20  1902  DAILY EDITION  CHARGES DENIED  BiMERICAN SOLDIERS ARE  NOT CRUEL  oy might be made by their transactions.  Burge declared he never saw Thomas  P. Goudie until he met the latter in Hol-  laway jail. When he heard of the bank  of Liverpool frauds he, the witness, had  no idea that Marks and Mances were  connected with them.  Burge was found guilty. Sentence in  his case was postponed till the trial of  the other accused men is completed.  IHILIPPINO WAR HAS DISCLOSED  VERY FEW INSTANCES OF  RETALIATION  WASHINGTON, February 19.-���Rescinding to an inquiry from senator  pdge, the secretary of war sent to him  large number of papers bearing upon  e charge that cruelty is practised by  ;e American troops on the natives of  e Philippines. Senator Lodge pres-  lted the documents in the senate,  inong the documents forwarded are  l5ie records of thirteen investigations  such charges and the secretary says  iat every report or charge of this dis-  iption which has at any time been  rought to the notice of the war detriment, has been made the subject of  ���ompt investigation. He adds that in  ibstantially every case inquired into,  ie report has proved to be either unfunded or grossly exaggerated, lie  iso says the department is now en-  ���ged in conducting an investigation  ito the charge made in the senate last  eek that the "water cure" is the favor-  e torture of the American soldiers,  id especially of the Macabebec scouts,  i force the natives to give information,  id ���y--at a soldier who was with general  unsioii had stated that he had helped  ' administer "water cure" to 160 naves, all but 20 of whom had died. He  telosed a copy of a letter received from  -neral Funston, dated February 2nd,  102, in which he declares the statement to be an "atrocious lie without the  ightest foundation in fact," and also  letter from lieutenant Bafson, the  jmmander of the Macabebee scouts  ; the same effect.  Presenting the other side of the pic-  ire, secretary Root says: "The war on  ���ie part of the Filipinos has been convicted with barbarous cruelty, common among uncivilized races, and with  oneral disregard to tlie rules of civil-  ed warfare. They deliberately adopted  the policy of killing all natives, how-  ver peaceful, who were friendly to our  overnment, and in thousands of in-  tances these poor creatures dependent  tpon our soldiers for protection, have  een assassinated.  The Filipino troops have frequently  J-.red upon our men from under the pro-  ection of* flags of truce, tortured them  'o death when taken prisoners, or bur-  ed them alive, both Americans and  riendly natives, and horribly mutilated  he bodies ���'of the American dead. That  ���Vldicrs fighting against such an enemy,  ���id , with their, own eyes witnessing  '"uchS deeds should occasionally be regardless of_their order and retaliate by  nijustiflable severity is not incredible.  3uch things happen in every war between two civilized nations.  That such occurrences have been sanctioned or permitted is not true. A constant and effective pressure of prohibi-  ion, precept and discipline has been  maintained against them. That there  has been any such practice is not true.  Tli^^aMs^lffive^beeh^few^and^far^be-  tween, scattered infrequently 'over a  great area of country, and along the  course of three years of conflict, through  thousands of engagements, and among  many thousands of troops. The war in  the Philippines has been conducted by  the American army with scrupulous regard for the rules of civilized warfare,  with genuine consideration for the pris-  ner and the non-combatant, with self-  restraint and with humanity never surpassed, if ever equalled, in any conflict,  worthy of praise and reflecting credit  upon Ihe American people.  BRITISH COLUMBIA REFINERY  Philippino's Want Independence  WASHINGTON, February 19.���Among  lather questions pertaining to tho l-'liil-  lirpines discussed by governor Taft to-  Riiay in his testimony before the senate  fccomniittee on the Philippines, was the  lattitud-*, of the different religious sets  Stoward one another. He said that gen-  len.l.y th<* relationship is friendly and  Ithat the e\ angelical churches were seek-  ping to secure a foothold in the islands,  all*' ieply to questions he said that, from  ��2r, to 50 persons had been deported from  ithe Philippines and that they were all  I3eut tc Guam by military authorities  [because they are considered irrescon-  Jcili'ables, whose presence was injurious.  IHe said that so far as the Philippine ad-  Ivocates of independence had expressed  (themselves all of them desired that the  (.���United States should continue its pro-  f'tectioE of the islands, in other words,  Ithey wanted independence with a Unit-  fed States protectorate.  Liverpool Bank Frauds  LONDON,  February   19.���On  the  re-  | sumption of the hearing of the charges  growing out of the bank of Liverpool  frauds today the defence was commenced   with    an   examination    of   "Dick"  ��� Burge, the pugilist, ono of the accused  men. He testified that he made ��30,000  from boxing during the last ten years;  that ho had known Lawrie Marks, the  missing bookmaker for IS months and  that he advanced him ��250 in October  last, on the understanding that they  were to divide the profits of Marks'  business.   Subsequently Marks informed  .the witness that James Mances, an Am-  eiieasi bookmaker, had a rich friend in j  Liverpool and suggested that he, Burge,  go there with Mances, and a lot of mon- ���  Corner Stcne Laid at Trail  The corner stone of the lead refinery  in connection with the Canadian Smelting works plant at Trail has been laid,  and active construction work is under  way. It had been the intention of the  smelter town to celebrate the formal inauguration! of the new industry with a  demonstration, incluling a band and  speeches by the civic authorities and  others, but this Was abandoned in favor  of a similar ceremony later in the year,  when the actual refining of lead is commenced. The Trail people regard the  enterprise with keen interest, 'and are  not a little proud of the fact that the  flrst lead refinery on Canadian soil is  to be erected in their city. The plant  will be located on the grounds of and  within a comparatively short distance  of the main plant. Refinery and smelter  will be connected by an electric tramway over which,the product of the furnaces will be conveyed for the final  treatment in the refinery.  It is difficult at this time to predict  with any measure of accuracy when the  refinery will bo in actual operation.  The, company originally intended to  start refining lead about May 15th, but  as some time has been lost in commencing work on the buildings and the  weather conditions at this season of the  year and for the next few. months are  somewhat unstable, the date of the  opening of the refinery must be postponed a couple of months to be within  the zone of safety. The necessary machinery is being manufactured for the  Canadian Smelting Works in the east,  and' much depends upon the speed with  which the plant is delivered by the  manufacturers. The plant now under  way. at Trail is intended principally as an  experiment. If it is demonstrated that  the refining of lead obtained from ores  mined within the Dominion can be done  profitably, the business is to be extended by tbe construction of plants at  other' points, probably Nelson, an East  Kootenay point, or the coast. All these  features depend in Jargs,measures..-on  the success met with in connection with  the plant on which construction work  has  just heen  started.  In the inauguration of the refining  industry at Trail which leads the boards  of trade at various points to recommend  the central organization of Associated  Boards to urge upon the federal government the necessity of placing such tariff restrictions upon the importation of  lead products as will afford the Canadian  lead producer a market for the refined  products of his ores. The contention  is that when the present lead tariff was  framed there were neither pig lead nor  refined lead products produce in Canada, and that since pig lead is now produced in much larger quantity than the  consumption of the entire Dominion,  and the refining of lead is about to be  introduced, the government should take  steps to afford the lead industry protection on the basis of the protection afforded similar industries. This question  will be gone into at the Kaslo convention on the 26th instant.���Rossland  MinferT"^"*1^^*  ���Brandon Blaze  BRANDON, February 10.���The Kelly  house, on Gth street, was damaged by  fire early this morning to the extent of  $600 or ?G00. ABout 4 a. m. the rear of  line building was discovered to be on  fire by some young men loturning home  from a party. The fire brigade was  soon on the scene. Had it. i<ot been for  the promptness of the brigade, the  whole house might have heen destroyed  as a keen westerly wind was blowing  the flames against the body of the building. As it was the kitchen and bedrooms above were badly burned and  damaged by water. The loss is covered  by insurance. Fire is supposed to have  originated in a burning chimney.  She Is She, Is Not  WASHINGTON, February 19.���The  state department's advices concerning  Miss Stone indicate that the Paris publication to the effect that she had been  set at liberty is to say the least, premature. It is gathered, however, from  rc-j-orts of the United States diplomatic  agents that the woman ia likely to be  released very soon and that the delay  is explained by the requirement of the  origands that they be given ample op-  pi nuiiity to ensure their own safety.  Arrest of a Jewel Thief  MONTREAL, February 19.���Charles  Savage, alias Will West, alias John  Scott, who is wanted in Portland, Oregon, for stealing a trunk containing  $10,000 in jewelry, was arrested here  this afternoon on an extradition warrant issued by the Pinkerton detective  agency.  Strange Disappearance  ST. JOHN, New Brunswick, February  19.���Miss Emma Sullivan 35 years old,  disappeared from her home in a blinding snow storm on Monday night and  has not been seen since.  Embezzled $178 000  HELENA, February 19.���A special to  thf* Independent from Great Falls,  Montana, says that n. H. Matteson,  who in January confessed to embezzling  $75,000  from  the First National Bank  while acting as cashier, is now alleged  to have taken $178,000, his operations  extending over three years. The statement was made at a meeting of the  bank directors yesterday and another  complaint was sworn out against Matteson, who was out on $5000 bail, whose  bail has_ been increased to $15,000.  Matteson was not found guilty until  late last night. He could not furnish  tho new bond and he will probably be  taken to Helena jail. The bank officers  became convinced that Matteson was  preparing to leave and that was the  principal reason for having him arrested on a second charge and having the  bail increased.  APPEAL DEFUSED  Change of Policy Predicted  LONDON, February 13.���Rumor is  again current that the chancellor of the  exchequer has been tempted into contemplating countervailing duties on  bounty-fed sugar. Officials, however,  keep the closest secrecy as to that, and  also as to the suggested preference lor  colonial grain and timber. The Westminster Gazette's cartoon' today depicts  Chamberlain and sir Michael Hicks-  Beach skating together. Hicks-Beach  soys: "Take care, Joe, isn't that a danger notice?" Chamberlain replies, "No,  its all right, it's labelled" protection."  The Birmingham post, commonly called Chamberlain's organ, repeats on  what is calls "high authority" that assertion that the Canadian government  has decided to lay a caDle across the  Atlantic to facilitate the transmission  of Anglo-Canadian news and promote  commerce; The cable companies say  that anything less than two cables  would be useless.  SMELTER DEAL COMPLETED  Will Increase Boundary's Output  GREENWOOD, February 19.���[Special  to The Tribune.]���It is announced here  today that the deal which has been  pending for several weeks between the  Montreal-Boston Copper Company, owning the Sunset and Crown Silver mines,  and. the Standard Pyritic Smelting Company, for the purchase of the latter's  smelter at Boundary Falls, has been  completed. The purchasers are already  arranging to add to the equipment of  the smelter with the intention of commencing smelting within seven or eight  weeks. It is stated that E. J. Wilson,'  the Standary, company ^ manager, will  not have charge under the new company's arrangements, but that Albert  J. Gbodwell, of Pueblo Colorado who  has been- strongly- recommended, is  likely to be manager. C. R. Craig, of  Seattle, arrived today to take the position of accountant.  A large new hoisting engine is now  running at the Sunset mine, where preparations are being pushed to maintain  a sufficiently large output to keep the  smelter going.  SANDON HAS A FAST TEAM  The Coming Bonspiel  SANDON, February 19.���[Special to  The Tribune.]���Sandon will send the  fastest hockey team that ever left the  city to Rossland tomorrow morning.  rThe team will be made up of Hoggan,  goal; J. Crawford point; \V. Crawford,  cover; Grierson, Howarth, Wood and E.  Crawfqrd-on-the-forwards-liner���The  boys expect to win aud have all kinds  of money to back their team against  Nelson.  Thirteen rinks have signified their intention to take part in tbe curling bonspiel here next week, lt will be the  biggest curling event west of Winnipeg.  The Ivanhoe laid off Us stopers yesterday and will work all its force on  two upraises that will be driven trom  the No. 8 level. This will complete the  development of the mine to the 1100  foot level.  H. W. Harbour, C. P. R. agent here  for over a year, left today for Rossland,  to take the station there. R. B. Mc-  Cammon, of Trail, takes bio place.  Manitoba's Prohibition Plebiscite  WINNIPEG, February 19.���Attorney  general Campbell announced in the  house this afternoon that the referendum vote would be taken on March 27th  next, and the prohibition act will come  into force on June 1st if any of the three  following conditions are fulfilled. If 45  per cent of those on the list vote in favor of the act; of if 60 per cent on the  voters' list vote, and 60 per cent thereof  vote in favor; or if the vote falls below  60 per oeht then a per centage between  60 per cent and 64 2-3 per cent will be  taken. No reference is made in the bill  to compensation for the liquor men.  The bill consists of twenty-five clauses,  and two schedules, but apart from the  provisions outlined above there is little  or nothing which effects the issue. The  majority of the clauses are merely formal in their nature and provide for  machinery and so forth.  Condemn Unconditional Surrender  LONDON, February 19.���At tho annual  meeting of tho general committee of the  National Liberal Federation, held at Leicester today, after considerable dissent  and an animated debate, a resolution wa.s  passed condemning the policy of insisting  on the unconditional surrender of tho  Boers in South Africa, affirming that a future contentment and security of South  Africa, could only be .secured by regular  peace on broad, generous lines, welcoming  the impetus lord Rosebery has given to  this policy and calling on all Liberal members of tlio bouse of commons to support  the Liberal loader, sir TTonry Campbull-  13aniicrmon, iu his advocacy of this policy.  PRESIDENT'S FINDING  IS  PUBLISHED  SAYS IN EFFECT THAT NEITHER  SAMPSON OB SCHLEY DID  VERYMUOH  WASHINGTON, February 19.���President Roosevelt's memorandum upon the  appeal of admiral Schley was made public today. It says in part; "I have received the appeal of admiral Schley, and  the answer thereto from the navy department. I have examined both with  the utmost care, as well as the preceding appeal to the secretary of the navy.  I have read through ail the testimony  taken before the court, and the statements of the counsel for admirals Sampson and Schley. I have examined all  the official reports' of every kind in reference to the Santiago naval campaign,  copies of the log books and signal books  and the testimony before the court of  claims, and have also personally had  before me the four surviving captains of  the five ships/aside from those of the  two admirals, which were actively engaged at Santiago.  "It appears that the court of inquiry  was unanimous in its findings of fact,  and unanimous in its expressions of  opinion on most of its findings of fact.  No appeal is made to me from the verdict of the court.on.these points where  it was unanimous. I have, however,  gone carefully over the evidence on  these points also, I am satisfied that on  the whole, the court did substantial justice. It should have specifically condemned the failure to enforce an efficient night blockade at Santiago, while  admiral Schley was in command. On  the other hand I feel that there is a  reasonable doubt whether he did not  move his spuadron with sufficient expedition from port to port. The court is  a unit in condemning admiral Schley's  action on the point where it seems to  me he most gravely erred, his "retrograde" movement," when he abandoned  the blockade, arid his ^disobedience of  orders and misstatements ot "fact in  relation thereto. It should be remembered, however, that the majority of  these actions which the court censures,  occurred Ave weeks or more before the  fight itself, and it certainly seems that  if admiral Schley's action were censurable he should not have been left as  second in command under admiral  Sampson.  "The point raised in the appeal is  between admiral Sampson and admiral  Schley, as to which was in command,  and as to which was entitled to the  credit, if. either of them was really entitled to any unusual and preeminent  credit by any special exhibition of genius, skill and courage. The court  could have considered both of these  questions, but as a matter of fact, it  unanimously excluded evidence offered  upon them, and, through its president,  announced its refusal to hear admiral  Sampson's side at all, and in view of  such exclusion, the majority of the  court acted with entire propriety in not  'expressing-any-opinion-on-these^points.^  The matter has, however, been raised  by the president of the court. Moreover,  it is the point upon which admiral Schley  in his appeal lays most stress, and which  he especially asks me to consider. I  have therefore carefully investigated  this matter also, and have informed myself upon it from the best sources of  information at my command."  The president~then quotes statements  given at various times by the commanders of the five ships, other than the flagships of the two admirals,, which were  actively engaged in the fight. Summing  up. he says: "The question of command  is in this case nominal and technical.  Admiral Sampson's ship, the New York,  was seen at the outset of the fight from  all other ships except the Brooklyn.  Four of these five captains have testified that they regarded him as present,  and in command. He signalled, "close  )n," to the fleet, as soon as the first  Spanish ship appeared, but his signal  was not seen by any American vessel.  He was actually under fire from the  forts, and himself fired a couple of shots,  at the close of the action with the tor-  pelo boats,, in addition to signalling the  Indiana, just at the close of the action.  But during the action not a single order  from him was received by any of the  ships that were actively engaged."  add Schley  "Admiral Schley at the outset of the  action hoisted the two signals of "clear  ship," and "close in" which was simply  carrying out the standing orlers of admiral Sampson as to what should be  done if the enemy's ships attempted to  break out of the harbor. Until after  the "close of the first portion of the  fight, at the mouth of the harbor, and  until after he had made his loop, and  the Spanish ships were fleeing to the  westward, not another Anmerican ship  notices a signal from him. When the  western pursuit had begun, the Oregon,  and the Oregon only, noticed that he  repeated one of his signals of command.  The captain of the Oregon then regarded  him as in command, but did not in any  shape or way execute any movement  or any action of any kind whatsoever  in accordance with any order from him.  "In short, the question as to which of  the two men, admiral Sampson or admiral Schley, was in command at the  time, is merely nominal in character.  Technically admiral Sampson commanded the fleet, and admiral Schley, as usual  the western division. The actual fact,  the important fact, is that after the battle was commenced not a helm was,  shifted, not a gun was fired, not a pound  of steam was put on in the engine room  aboard any ship, actively engaged, In  obedience to the order of either Sampson or Schley, save on their own two  vessels.  "It was a captain's fight Therefore  the credit to wnich each of the two is  entitled rest on matters apart from the  claim of nominal command over the  squadron; for so far as the actual fight  was concerned, neither one of the other  in fact exercised any command. Sampson was hardly more than technically  in the fight. His real claim for credit  rests upon his work as commander-in-  chief; upon the excellence of the blockade; upon the preparedness of the squadron; upon the arrangement of the ship's  head-on-on a semf-ctrcle around the  harbor; and the standing orders in accordance with which they instantly  moved to the attack of the Spaniards  when the latter appeared. For all these  things the credit is his.  "Admiral Schley is rightly entiled, as  is captain Cook, to the credit of what  the Brooklyn did in the fighting. On!  the whole she did well; but I agree  with the unanimous finding of the three  admirals who composed the court of inquiry as to the "loop." It seriously  marred the Brooklyn's otherwise ex->  cellent record, being in fact, the one  grave mistake by any American ship  that day.  "Under such cicumstances, it seems  to me that the recommendations of  president McKinley were eminently proper, and, that so far as admirals Sampson and Schley are concerned, it would  have been unjust for him to have made  other recommendations. Personally- i  feel that in view of captain Clark's long  voyage in the Oregon, and the condition  in which he brought her to the scene  of service, as well as the way in which  he actually managed her before and  during the fight, it would have been well  to have given him the same advance-.-  ment that was given Wainwright. But  waiving this, it is evident that Wainwright was entitled to receive more than  any of the other commanders, and that  it was just to admiral Sampson that he  should receive a greater advancement  in numbers than admiral Schley. There  was nothing done in the battle that  warranted any unusual reward for  either. In short, as regards admirals  Sampson and Schley, I find that president McKinley did substantial justice,  and there would be no warrant for reversing his action.  "Both admiral Sampson and admiral  Schley are now on the retired list. In  concluding.this report,the members of  the court of inquiry, admirals Dewey,  Benham and Ramsay, unite in stating  that they recommend that no further,1  action be taken in the matter. With  this recommendation I most heartily  concur. There is no excuse whatever,  from either side, for any further agitation of this unhappy controversy. To  keep it alive would merely do damage to  the navy and to the country."  THE BOY WAS BURIED ALIVE  Victim of Indian Superstition  SEATTLE, February 19.���The steamer Dirigo, which arrived from Alaska  yesterday, brings news that the Chil-  koot Indians near Haine's mission, Alaska, on February 5th, buried alive one  of their tribe, a boy 15 years of age. The  boy had been converted to Christianity  Jjy^Miic^A. Sellon, a Methodist_mission-  ary, and in a burst of religious zeal de-  nounced the mummeries of the tribal  Icht, or medicine man. This act aroused  the anger of the superstitious old men  of the tribe. Recently 14 native residents of the village of Kluckwan died  of consumption and Icht spread the belief that the boy was in league with the  evil one through his knowledge of the  white man's religion and caused the  deaths. The disappearance of the boy  from school aroused the suspicions of  Mr. Sellon and he started in search of  him. At the outskirts of the village he  found tracks leadiig to a fresh grave.  Digging down he found the boy still  alive, his bloodshot eyes rolling in in-  spnc* agony, his hair torn off in handfuls  from his head. His finger nails were  tern off in his efforts to escape from his  horrible prison. The boy was lifted  from the grave and carried to the village, where he lived for several hours,  howling and crying out like a maniac,  finally dying from the effect of suffering  and the fright. The Icht who is responsible for the crime is Skun Doo. an old  offender, who spent a term in San Quen-  tin penitentiary for causing an old woman to be starved to death in 1894.  Supply Americans With Arsenic  TORONTO, February 19.���Ontario is  able, so far as raw material is concerned, to produce arsenic enough for all  America, and this will be done if the  bounty on the production is granted,  says .Joseph James, of Hastings, who is  acting in the interest of foreign capitalists. A bounty of $12,000 is asked from  the provincial and $24,000 from the  Dominion government. Should these be  granted a plant capable of turning out  2,282,400 tons of arsenic annually will  be put into operation  immediately.  Blacksmith Shop Burned  FREDERiCTON, New Brunswick,  February 1!).���Emery Sewell's blacksmiths shop at Upper Madgeville, was  destroyed by fire early yesterday morning, tlie loss being $5000.   No insurance.  Interesting Liquor Case  WASHINGTON, February 19.���The  treasury department has decided a case  involving the light of a citizen of the  United States to import whiskey from  Canada in certain sized packages. Canada prohibits the importation of whiskey in casks of a less capacity than. 100  gallons. The tariff act of the United  States, approved July 24th, 1897, provides that any spirituous liquors imported into the United States in any  'packages, or from any country under  whose laws similar sized packages are  denied into the country, shall be forfeited to the United States. This means  that Americans who desire to import  Canadian whiskey for their own consumption must bring it in in hundred  gallon casks.  WANTS HAHMHY  MEETING  OF  COMMITTEE  OF THIRTY-SIX  A COURT MARTIAL ORDERED  For Surprised British Officials  NEW* YORK, February 19.���A special  cable to a morning paper from London  says: "General Kitchener's details'of the  operations In South Africa during January  are published today ln the official gazette.  Referring to the Tweefonteln mishap he  says a court of Inquiry was held on the  affair, which In my opinion was not satisfactorily covered by the explanations  put forward. Considering the warnings this  force received directing them to be on the  alert, and the preparations made by them  to meet a night attack,' seem, as far as1 I  can judge, at present, to have been most  defective."  Incidentally general Kitchener mentions  that major Colenbrander met a party of  natives under chief Llnchwe, 2000 strong,  marching In an endeavor to recapture the  stock which had been stolep. the previous  month by commandant Kemp. As there  were Boer women and children In the  neighborhood, deplorable results might  have occurred. Major Colenbrander ordered  the natives to return, and they obeyed,  much to the relief of the Boer families  scattered in the district.  To People Palestine  LONDON, February 19.���Leaders of the  Zionist movement anticipate Important developments as a result of the visit of Dr.  Theodore Herzel of Vienna, founder of the  Zionist movement and president ��� of the  Zionist congress, recently held at Basle,  Switzerland. Dr. Herzel was summoned to  the Yildiz palace by a special telegram  from the sultan, and the Zionist leader Is  now negotiating with the sultan for the acquisition of possessions In Palestine, permitting the unimpeded Immigration and  settlement of Jews there. Dr. Herzel's demands include a charter granting some  simple form of home rule and opening the  sultan's crown lands tot:Jewish colonization. A representative of the Jewish colonization association, which was endowed  by the late baron Hirsch with a large sum  of money, is also.at Constantinople, which  Is taken to signify that the trustees of the  baron Hlrsch funds are about to concentrate their resources on Palestine.  It Pays to be Courteous  CHICAGO, February 19.���Lleweln Mason,  a conductor on the Chicago & Alton railway, has just received assurance that  courtesy to the travelling public sometimes  has Its reward. When the will of W. A.  Taylor, a Bloomlngton millionaire, was probated yesterday it was found to contain  the following clause: "To Lewellyn Masqn  I bequeath the sum of $1000 as a recognition of the courteous treatment accorded  me while traveling on the Alton railroad."  Conductor Mason is over sixty years old  and has been a conductor on the Alton road  for nearly thirty years. He now runs a  suburban train between Chicago and Joliet.  Millionaire Tyler was very curious when  traveling and was wont to ask many questions. In 1898 he happened to take a train  on^which^young-Mason-was-theiConductor,,  and Mason spent all of his spare time on  the run to Chicago in talking to him.  China's Internal Affairs  PEKIN, February 19.���The dowager empress on February 23rd will receive In audience sir Robert Hart, director of the imperial maritime customs; bishop Favier,  tho Catholic vicar apostolic In China; and  M. Pokotlleff, manager of the Russo- Chinese bank. This will be the first audience  ever granted to foreigners who are not  members of the diplomatic corps, or of  special missions. Chang Clilh Yung and  Mu Kun Yl, tho reform leaders, are coming  to rekln to consult with tlie dowager empress. Yuan Shi Kai, the governor of Chl  1.1, has memorialized tho throne for a  pardon for the reformers who advised the  emperor to sign the edicts of 1S3S, which  caused the coup d'etat.  Fowler Elected President  N15W YORK, February 19.���Thomas Powell Fowler, president of the N. Y. O. & W.  railway, has been appointed president of  the Metropolitan Securities Company and  the Inter Urban Railway Company. Mr.  Fowler is the representative of the board  of many railroad companies and of large  English money interests. President Fowler  said his tenure of oflice as president of the  securities company would only be temporary. He had no present Intention of re-,  signing the presidency of the "New York,  Ontario &. Western Railway Company.  Day Off for Chess Players  MONTE CARLO, February 19.���No regular round was played today in the chess  tournament, but the committee ordered an  adjournment and drawn games of previous  rounds to be concluded and replayed respectively. AVhen the first adjournment  took place Pillsbiiry and Teichmann had  drawn, as also had Tschigorin and Marcozy.  Powers Resume Negotiations  PARIS, February 19. ��� The minister of  foreign affairs, M. Delcasse, Venezuelan  plenipotentiary, senor Maubourgauet, today  signed an agreement forming a blsls for the  resumption of dlplomotic relations between  France and Venezuela, a nil a commercial  convention providing for mutual most favored nation treatment. Tho arrangement  must be ratified before May 1st  SENATOR   HANNA   SATS   MUCH  GOOD   WILL   RESULT   FROM  NEW  ORGANIZATION  NEW YORK, February 19.���The flrst  meeting of the legislative committee of  36, appointed through thefhational civic  federation to arbitrate labor troubles,  was held today with senator Hanna in  the chair. The object of the- gathering ;was to receive a report on a working plan by means of which strikes,  lockouts and other forms of disputes  between capitalists and the laboring  class may be settled. This plan was  presented by a sub-committee in form  of a set of by-laws, which provide that  the chairman of the legislative committee of the federation shall appoint  a committee on conciliation to consist  of nine members, three of whom shall  be selected from each group of the legislative committee representing capital,  labor and the general public, whose  duty it shall be, at the request of the  chairman, on information of the strike  or lockout of more than ordinary magnitude, to use its good,offices in restoring harmonious relations, reporting its  action to the legislative committee.  Should the efforts of the conciliation  committee prove ineffective and should  both parties in the dispute desire.the  service of the legislative committee, it  is directed that they may be invited to  select two employers and two wage  earners from the legislative committee  to serve as-an'arbitration board. Should  the four And it necessary to appoint an  umpire to finally decide the dispute, they  may select a fifth member from the division representing the public. Should a  controversy seem of- such magnitude as  to justify such action, the officers of the  legislative committee shall be authorized to* cah a meeting of the entire legislative committee, to consider the situation and take such action1 as may in  its judgment be required. The legislative commitee. may appoint an auxiliary, committee to deal with local.. distur-_ ;  ���bances, the rules governing the same to"  be in harmony with the general purpose  of the industrial department.  At the close of the meeting senator  Hanna said: "The meeting was very  satisfactory. Thirty out of thirty-six  members were present and the spirit  displayed was splendid. We feel delighted with the results of our efforts  toward better harmony between capital*  and labor."  Archbishop Ireland and bishop Potter  were among those present.  Winnipeg's News Budget  WINNIPEG, February 19.���The Kelly  house, Brandon, was damaged to the extent of $500 by fire today.  The Manitoba I. O. O. F. grand lodge  is in session here.  The local government intends to  grant $75,000 to the C. P. R. to extend  branch line in the province.  Mrs.  Angelina Charbonneau,  of this  cityris"seekihl"in^Str'Pauir"a^divorce���  from her husband.   They were married  here on June 13th, 1898.  Complete returns from Lisgar have  been received. The totals are: Stewart,  3395; Richardson, 2332; Toombs, 1643.  Stewart's plurality over Richardson is  1062. Toombs,- Conservative lost his  deposit.  Charles Buller was found guilty tonight of murdering Leone Stainton, at  Battle river, in April last, and was sentenced to be hanged at Fort Saskat-  chefan on March 20th.  Another Anarchist Arrested  BARCELONA, February 19.���Two additional regiments of Infantry arrived hero  today and the city now bristles with bayonets. Troops are Incessantly patroling tho  streets, occasionally charging and dispersing mobs. Shots were exchanged on tho  Oranvla, the rioters erected barricades In  one of the suburbs and the troops carried  them at the point of the bayonet. Tho  casualty list Is lengthened by every con-  llict. Industrial and commercial life In  Barcelonia is paralyzed. No goods arrived  here yesterday and there Is great scarcity  of meat, bread and other food stuffs. The  university and all the schools are dosed.  The leaders of the workmen's committee  have been arrested and meeting places  have been closed. Teresa Claramunt Is  among tho anarchists imprisoned. The police continue to make many arrests.  Outlaws Captured  KL PASO, Texas, February 19.���Ramon  Galind, leader of the Island Band outlaws,  who in 1S93 ambushed and killed captain  Jones of the First Texas rangers, has been  captured by Ed Bryant, an ex-ranger. Galind has been hiding but recently became  involved in a shooting affray in New Mexico and his return from Old Mexico was  reported to the officers here, who have  since been on  the lookout for him.  Effects of the Storm  OSWEGO, New York, February 19.���  Freight and passenger trnllic on the railroads running into Oswego was almost at  a standstill today because of the storm.  Freight trains were abandoned and passenger trains were several hours late. On  the Rome. "Watertown and Ogdonsburg  there were cuts filled to a depth of 10 feet  with drifted snow. VO;���X3ll,WtX3Z&&1  SSS-'-W*)*. ta&eOK.  THE NELSOK TRIBUNE: THURSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 20, 1902.  r ;  !���!?!.  l*'~r.  [1'- ���  ,m  i!ft>!t  I  IIP  .' I  'I!  il  ����#\&*��3  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  *&.  Incorporated 1670  COJ-ZF^-l>r5r  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.  Til HISOf S Mf COIMI  BAKER STREET, NELSON, B C.  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  The  Swan  fountain  Pen  is the very  best  fountain  Pen  its  reputation  is world  wid8  3 Sizes Safety Swans $3.00  3 Sizes Self Filling Swans    i.o1}  3 Sizes Adjustable Peed Swans  COO  J9\  ��fts ��rttrott��  SUBSCRIPTION KATES.  Dally by mall, one month .. ..-...*....-.  Daily by mail, three months .,   Daily by mall, six months   Daily by mail, one year   Semi-weekly by mall, three months  Semi-weekly by mall, six months ...  Semi-weekly by mall, one year    Postage to Great Britain added.  .$  50  . 125  . 250  . 500  . '50  . 100  .2 00  ADVERTISING  BATES.  Display advertisements run regularly  per inch per month $4 00  If run less than a month, per Inch per  insertion        25  Classified Ads and Legal Notices, per  word forcflrst Insertion       1  For each additional Insertion, per  word        %  Wholesale and Business Directory  Ads (classified) per line per month.    50  Notices of meetings of Fraternal Societies and Trades Unions, per line  per   month     25  Address all letters���  THE TRIBUNE ASSOCIATION,  Ltd.  John Houston, Manager. Nelson, B. C.  ���I-M-I"M-M��I-M"M-  +  NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS  BY   CARRIER.  ���b  *  *  ���b  -b  ���b  ���b  ���b  +  *  *  *  *  *  On Saturday next, subscribers  whose Tribunes are delivered by*  carrier will be expected to pay  the carrier TWENTY CENTS; the  subscription price for tbe current  week.  What disposition is to be made of the  Nelson public library?    This was. the  chief question discussed at the annual  meeting of the association last evening.  That the library is appreciated by the  citizens was shown by the reports submitted,   but   it   developed   during  the  course of the meeting that several of  those who have  been  instrumental  in  keeping the  institution  going for  the  past three years"would like to shift their  responsibility.    Suggestions under this  head were numerous.   One was that the  city council should be induced to take  the library over.   Another was that an  effort should be made to. tap Mr. Carnegie.    Each of these suggestion were  discarded,   however.     With   respect   to  Ihe jSrst there was little hope held out;  that  the members of the  city  council  could be induced to go into the library  business, 'that is  for the present.    As  to the easier method, that of appealing  to Mr. Carnegie, it found few supporters,  the general  opinion  seing that  if the  local   library  could  not  be maintained,  without  Hying distress  signals to  the  steel king, that it had better be shut up.  There was one other suggestion, and it  will probably be acted upon.    There is  an effort being made by the membership  of the several  churches in tlie city to  organize   an  undenominal   Y. M. C. A.,  and it was suggested that such association when completed should take over  the library and realing rooms.   Obtaining these as a going and well-patronized  concern the Y. M. C. A. would only have  to obtain   a   proper   gymnasium,   with  baths attached.   The amalgamated��� concern,   thus  complete,   would   prove   an  undoubted success.   This step is a practical one and would relieve the directors  of the library of their onerous task.  of British Columbia, who are protesting  against Mr. Hill's methods, would do  any different if they occupied the same  commanding position, cut. it is generally, recognized in British Columbia,  though it apparently has not dawned  upon some of the people of eastern Canada, that the prosperity of this province  as,a whole'should be of greater concern  to the government at Ottawa than the  successful operation of Mr. Hill's railway, systems in the United States. If  the men who constitute the government  at Ottawa will give the smelters of  southern British Columbia the advantages of competition in the purchase of  their fuel supplies, the people of British  Columbia have assurances of cheaper  coke. They desire this *'cheaper coke  because none know better than they  how important reductions in the cost of  smelting are in the development of their  great mineral resources. 'At the present  time the only available supply of coke  for smelting purposes is. controlled by  an individual whose business interests  prompt him to promote smelting south  of the international boundary rather  than in British Columbia. It is in the  power of the, federal government to  bring into being, upon terms of its own,  a coal company whose interests will lie  in the direction of encouraging home  smelting. The question is simply, under -which condition will the mining and  smelting industries of British Columbia  profit most?  MORLEY &LAIM  B00KSELLEES AND STATI0NEBS  BAKEK 8TREK,T. NELSON. B. V.  Showrooms Mason & Rifoa Pianos.  The eastern papers appear to know  all about the Crow's Nest Coal Company  and its management. It is now denied  in the east that James J. Hill has a controlling interest in tne company.  Whether a majority of the stock of the  Crow's Nest Coal Company stands in  the name .of James J. Hill at present  does not materially affect the people of  southern British Columbia. What they  complain of is that James J. Hill controls the policy of the Crow's Nest Coal  Company, and that owing to the fact  that Mr. Hill's interests are all south of  the international boundary line, he as  a good business man makes his greater  interests his chief consideration, and  that through the operation of this very  excellent business rule, our mining and  smelting industries are discriminated  against in favor of mining and smelting  interests south of the international  boundary line. Nor is it likely that any  of the mine-owners or smelter managers  British Columbia suffers from, the indifference of the people of the other  provinces, and no portion of it more  than the mining districts.    Aside from  the; knowledge that its shore line constitutes the terminus of; the Canadian  Pacific railway, and that some people of  Toronto  and  Montreal  lost money in  Rossland wild-catting and stock gambling, very little is kno-arn in the east  of British Columbia or its possibilities..  This condition is peculiarly unfortunate  at a time  when' British   Columbia requires   the   co-operation   of   the  other  provinces in the framing of legislation  "calculated-to-promote^its-deyelopihehtr  If, in its effort to secure the cheapest  possible coke for its smelting industry,  British Columbia could count upon even  the interest of the people of the east,  the issue would not remain very long in  doubt.    A condition which requires a  province, with  but six representatives  in a house of over two hundred, to combat unaided powerful  corporate interests for every concession it receives, is  not conductive to rapid development. It  is this condition which threatens more  seriously than enything else the successful, issue of the present demand for consideration for British Columbia's mining and smelting industries.  NEW LEADER FOR TAMMANY  Lotus Nixon's Previous Record  When   New   York   woke   up   on   the  morning of   January   23rd   and   found  that, as the Sun put it, Richard Croker  had   veritably   leparted    Wantageward;  it rubbed its eyes   and   turned   a   concentrated gaze upon its untried successor in the seat of the mighty, and Lewis  Nixon found himself famous or at least  the most talked of man in New York.  As   is_ the   wont  of   our   metropolitan  newspapers  with  their complexities  of  political complexion, there was a medley of comment, when the news emanated from Tammany hall that Croker had  resigned, and opinions expressed about  the clubs and   at   the   city   hall   were  equally diverse.  Many of those whose  utterances are usually   listened   to   attentively, openly scouted the idea that  Croker had gone for good.   They pointed to his past record, to his previous  prima donna, positively-the-last-appear-  tince methods in 1894, and to the fact  that he promptly re-apeared when the  star of   political   hope   again   beamed  brightly  over  Tammany.    The  Herald  prefaced its account of the resignation  with the couplet:  When  the devil was sick, the devil  a  monk would be.  When the devil   got well,  the  devil   a  monk was he.  And even those papers which nominally accepted the statements of Mr. Cro  ker in good faith, hedged with unobstu-  sive, but damnatory, "ifs" and "perhaps." Mr. Nixon, however, seems to  have no doubt but what his is sole helm-  man: of the Tammany bark. He briskly  took possession of the well-worn desk  at Tammany hall which John Kelly used  and from which Mr. Nixon's immediate  predecessor has laid down the law to  the motley crowd of visitors for many  years, and in his salutatory speech he  said: "I will not" take an executive position and be a mere figure-head."  There is something of a contrast between the careers of Richard Croker and  Lewis Nixon. The former is now fifty-  eight years old; he was born in Ireland,  his father being a blacksmith, and afterward an employee of the Harlem car  stables; his education was derived solely  from the public schools, and in the  streets and political headquarters of  New York city. -He has been a factor to  be reckoned with the Tammany hall for  twenty years. On the other hand, Lewis  Nixon is but forty years of age, and in  his veins runs some of the bluest blood  of old Virginia (a fact that has already  been thrown up to him by opposers in  Tammany less gently bred , his father  being a colonel in the state militia, and  his 'mother belonging to a well-known  old family. Mr. Nixon graduated from  Annapolis in ISS^at the head of his  class, thence lie went to England, where  he pursued a special course in ordnance,  architecture, and engineering in tne  Royal Naval college at Greenwich. On  his 'return to this country he assisted  in building some of the first of our modern'vessels of war, the Chicago, Boston-  and! Atlanta, the later designed and  made plans for the peerless Oregon. In  his ! ship-yard at Elizabethtown, New  Jersey, the new Tammany leader employs over eight hundred men. His  first active connection with politics  dates back only about four years.  Mr. Nixon's profession, by the wa>,  is concerned in a rather charming bit  of romance. Some twenty years ago, at  an Annapolis ball, he met and danced  with a demure and pretty Florida girl  named Sallie Wood. In the course of  the; conversation she told him that she  thought, the government ought to name  oj'.e; oFTts" vessels, for her native state  of Florida. With the masculine generosity in promises he assured her that  her' lightest word was law, and that it  should be so "even if he had to build  the-ship himself." His promise was fulfilled when the monitor Florida was  ���launched a few years ago from the  Nixon ship-yards, and christened by  Mrs. Lewis Nixon (nee Wood).  There is no question but 'hat the honorable Lewis Nixon had a hard row to  hoe. Defeat has made many a gap in  the! once solid Tammany ranks, and'  there is hardly a district without some  unplastered sore which demands skillful i attention from headquarters. The  announced intention is that every district in town shall be visited, and a  vigorous and defined policy of reconciliation will be pursued. ^_  ^^t=th1^'Pres01ub"banWet^at_D'elmbn'="  ico's the other night, Mr. Nixon responded to "Abe" Grueher's facetious  auestion: "Does the man who holds  the, tiller own the cargo?" with, "The  man who holds' the tiller and steers a  straight course delivers his crew and  cargo where he wants them," which  surely has a brave and determined sort  of a ring. By the way, sir Thomas  Lipton's regrets were, in my opinion,  cleverer than anything anybody said  at the banquet. His cablegram was  short and to the point: "I am very  sorry am unable to join in shifting ballast with you tonit-ht. Expect you will  require all time allowance on home run.  Wish you successful function, jolhest of  evenings. Will toast your health in  the best cup I can lift on this side."  Though the speech from the head c.  Tammany was given by far the closes-,  attention of any Press club aJd.es-s,  it was by no means the cleverco', a*id,  in fact, Mr. Nixon is not regard ii as-  that sort of a man. Everybody adnvl'i  that he is bright, straighlfqrwnrj, and  a man of honor, but there are few who  seem to have implicit confidence in his  ability to put Tammany on its feet, and  bring victory to the organization. Apropos of the pi'oposal to "reform" Tammany a pert question is going the  rounds: "Can the ��� tiger change his  stripes as easily as his head?"  "We want to find out just where we  are at," said a member of the Tammany  hall general committee one evening last  week as he walked up the steps of the  big red building in East Fourteenth  street. There was a meeting of the general committee of Tammany, in which  the last election and its disastrous results were discussed and plans were  formed for an effort co- gain a victory  at the next election.  Tho Tammanyites all said that they  recovered from "that dazed feeling"  caused by tho crushing defeat last fall  of the wigwam of the fusionists, and  announced themselves ready to make  another fight when tho time comes.  Besides the regular members of the  general committee who were present,  there were in attendance many men who  are prominent in the inner circles of  Tammany.  Congressman William Sulzer was the  chief  sppaker  of  the  evening,  and  he  gave an exhaustive history of the organization.  The speaker prefaced his address with  ' *���*  Fred Irvine & Go.  to  Just received a large assortment of ladies' and childrens' night dresses, enemies and drawers, corset covers white  skirts, infant and children's dresses.   We offer these lines atj special sale prices for next ton days.  to  to  9}  a .b -b 'b 'b -b -b -b 'b -b -b -b -b  Annual  Whitewear  Muslin  and Lace Sale  New grass linen suitings and trimmings. Valencein  laces torcsen and guipure lace allover with insertion to match  New gingham grenadines, zephyrs, prints, percales. Early inspection while stock Is new and complete affords a good selection.   Prices low during sale.  * + *r*-l*-i'^-f'l-'l-'i<<5'**4-f^^<f4.*4.  Fred Irvine & Co.  ���b -b -b -b -b -b -b -b -b -b -b "b ���l* ���!*  Infant's long dresses 75c up  Infant's long skirts 75c up  Infant's long slips 75c 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.  aja -b -b -b ���'b -b A -b 'b -b 'b -b -b  to  to.  fl\   36 Baker Street  U^^*^,.**-*^    -^0j.   _p_^.   ^^    00 # ���0     _^0, , _tm0     0__f t __0     _^0    ___f    '__0    ___f    ___$    ___4  'S��� ���^^^������SST-* ���"���?"��� '>*.���-SP^-v��� "S^-***��.������^���^*8J������ *^��*^i-SP  NELSON, B. 0.  ^r^^^^^-^^^^^���^��^^���^^.^.^*^^:j^.���^^^^^.'^^.���^���^'  ���^'00'00-00'00-00-0��'^^^^^^?55>l?0,-&r  the following apology:  "I know in tne. brief time I shall occupy your attention that it will be impossible for me to even partially meet  your expectations, for the long story of  the many commendable acts, and the  eventful history of the glorious achievements of Tamminy, for a century or  more, cannot be toid in a night, and  cannot be real ir> a day."  Continuing, Mr. Sulzer told of the origin, evolution and present development  of Tammany hall, beginning with the  genesis of the name and ending with  comment on existing conditions in the  orgaizatioh.  Referring to the purpose for which  Tammany hall was founded, the speaker  said: "The object was not to afford  relief to indigent and distressed members of the association."  The organization was incorporate! in  1805, and its inception was apotheozised  by the orator in the.following words:  "Tammany drew its first inspiration  from the revolution. It stands today,  and has ever stood, for all that great  struggle accomplished. ' Its mission is  human liberty, its cause the right' of  man."  Mr. Sulzer told his audience that two  weeks after George Washington took  the oath of office as the first president  of the United States Tammany hall was  brought into being. He spoke of the  illustrious membership of the succeeding years and! referred" to the great national characters that had been its  f'lfnds.  : "Andrew Jackson���the hero of New  Orleans���loved Tammany," said Mr. Sul-  zei. He sat by its council fires and  diew from its teachings the inspiration  to defy the monopoly of the United  States bank, to destroy nullification and  ��� to r leserve the union and the constitution."  The speaker then dwelt upon the  Tammany infuence in national politics,  and referred to its loyalty to the  union during the rebellion period. It  had always stood, he,said for the rights  KOOTENAY....  COFFEE CO.  ************************  Coffee Roasters  DBaleps In Tea and Coffee  ***���******���***************.  We are offering at lowest prices the best  grades o Ceylon, India, China and Japan  Teas.  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Patrick, accused of the murder of William Marsh  Rice. This was brought about late In the  afternoon by placing in the witness box  Charles F. Jones, Mr. Rice's valet, who has  been charged with being the tool of lawyer  Patrick in compassing the-death'of ��� millionaire Rice. ' ���'���'    '  A TRIAL ORDER SOLICITED.  KOOTENAY COFFEE CO.  TeleDhoneri77.  P. 0." Box 182.  WEST BAKER STREET, NELSON.  For Sale  EXPRESS   CIGAR   COMPANY.  c OJ&3PJ&- isr^  OFFICE: BAKER STREET WEST, NELSON, B.C.  TELEPHONE ffO. 219,    P. 0. BOX 688.  tyARBLE, BUILDING STONE,  BRICK AND LIIV|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.  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"tlie^b^ve"^mpany, made-up-  as follows:  Ci-rars���  Domestic    $3262 94  Imported        434 53  Imported in bond     3(i7 80  Scotch whiskey in bond     316 69  54381 91  Fixtures and office furniture     480 25  Separate tenders will be received for  the cigars, liquor and fixtures.  TERMS���25 per cent cash, balance in  two, four, and six months, with approved  security, with interest at 8 per cent per  annum.  This is an excellent opportunity to 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 necessarily accepted.  E. B. McDERMID,  Clements-Hillyer block. Liquidator  ORDERS BY MAIL ATTENDED TO PROMPTLY  cons^:^>.A.jsr"y"  OFFICE:   BAKER STREET WEST, NEISOfl, B. C. TELEPHONE NO. 219.   P. 0 BOX 688.  WHOLESALE DIRECTORY  ASSAYERS' SUPPLIES.  W. F. TEETZEL & CO.���COKNEK OK  Baker and Josephine Streets, Kelson,  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 tlxtures and appliances, iioua-  ton Block, Nelson.  FRSH AND SALT MEATS.  NOTICES  OF MEETINGfS.  FRATERNAL SOCIETIES.  KOOTENAY TENT NO. 7. K. O. T. M ���  Regular meetings flrst and third Thursdays of each month. Visiting Sir Knights  are cordially Invited to attend. Dr. VV.  Hose, K. K.; A. W. Purdy, Com.; G. A.  .Brown, P. C.  &  ���NB.LSON LODGE, NO. 23, A. F. &  A. M., meets second "Wednesday ln  each month. Sojourning brethren  Invited.  P. BURNS & CO., BAKEK STKK12T,  Nelson, wholesale dealers ln rresh and  cured meats. Cold storage.  GROCRIES.  Republicans Carry Everythinir  PHILEDELPHIA,    February    18.���In  the municipal elections here today the  Republican administration forces had a  sweeping victory.  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 tha Athabasca Gold Mine, Limited.  Notico Is hereby given that the honorable  the chief justice has fixed Friday the 17th  day of January, 1902, at the hour of 11  o'clock In the forenoon at the Law Courts,  New Westminster, British Columbia, as  tho timo and place for the appointment of  an official liquidator of the above named  company. J.   J.   CAMBRIDGE,  District Registrar.  NOTIOE.  Notice Is hereby given that I intend to  apply at the next sitting of ��� the board of  license commissioners for the City of Nelson, to bo held after the expiration of  thirty days from the date hereof, for a  transfer of the retail liquor license now  held by me for the "Grand Hotel," situate  on Vernon street ln the City of Nelson, on  the east half of lot 4, block 2, sub-divlslon  of lot 95, group 1, West Kootenay district,  to John Biomberg of the City of Nelson.  GUS  NELSON.  Witness: A. BENSON.  Dated this second day of January, 1902.  ST. LEON HOT SPRINGS  GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION.  I have much pleasure in extending an invitation to all to attend the celebration of  tho opening of my new hotel, at St. Leon  Hot Springs, on Tuesday, February ISth.  M.  GRADY.  KOOTENAY SUPPLY COMPANY, LIM-  Ited, Vernon Street, Nelson, wholesale  grocers.  JOHN CHOLDITCH & .CO. ��� FRONT  Street, Nelson, wholesale grocers.  A. MACDONALD & CO.-CORNER OF  Front and Hall Streets, Nelson, wholesale  grocers and jobbers In blankets, gloves,  mitts, boots, rubbers, macklnaws, and miners' sundries.  J. Y. GRIFFIN & C���FRONT STREET,  Nelson, wholesale dealers ln provisions,  cured meats, butter and eggs.  LIQUORS. AND DRY GOODS.  TURNER, BEETON & CO.���CORNER  Vernon and Josephine Streets, Nelson,  wholesale dealers in liquors, cigars, and  dry goods. Agents for Pabst Brewing Company of Milwaukee and Calgary Brewing  Company of Calgary.  NELSON AERIE, NO. 22, F. O. E-  Moets second and fourth Wednesday ot  each month at Fraternity Hall. George  Bartlett, president; J. V. Morrison, secre-  io^LS2N~RO,*��Ar-* ARCH CHAPTER NO.  "p, G. R. C���Meets third Wednesday. Sojourning companions Invited. George Johnstone, Z.; Thomas J."Sims, S. E.  TRADES AND LABOR UNIONS.  BUSINESS DIRECTORY.  ARCHITECTS.  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 bank, and good garden  with bearing fruit trees. Situated on Mill  street, near corner of Hall street. For  terms, etc., apply  R. W. DAY, Madden Bloclc.  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,  Georgo D. Curtis. The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.  W. A. FRASER,  Secretary the Nelson Boat Club.  Nolson, V. C., February 13th, 1902.  A. C. EWART, ARCHITECT���ROOM 3,  Aberdeen Block, Baker Street, Nelson.  DRAYAGE.  'rFURI>nTURir~^  moved carefully at reasonable rates. Apply J. T. Wilson, Phone 270, Prosser's Second Hand Store, Ward Street.  FURNITURE.  D. ^ROBERl?Soir&^0?r^UKmTURE  dealers, undertakers, and embalmers. Day  'phone No. 292, night 'phone No. 2U7. Next  rtew 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. Visitinff  members welcome. J. R. McPherson, president; James Wilks, secretary. Union scale  of wages for Nelson district per shift: Machine men $3.50, hammersmen J3.25, muckers, carmen, shovelers, and other underground laborers ?3.  JOURNEYMEN BARBERS' INTERNA-  tional Union of America, Local No. 196,  Nelson, B. C. Meets every second and  fourth Monday in each month, at 8 o'clock  sharp. Visiting members invited. Eli Sutcliffe, president; E. DeMers, secretary.  LAUNDRY WORKERS' UNION ���  Meets at Miners' Union Hall on fourth  Monday 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 ln pach month at  8:30 p. m. sharp. Chris Luft, president;  C. F. Bell, secretary; H. M. Forticr financial secretary.  PLASTERERS' UNION MEETS EVERY  Monday evening ln the Elliot Block, at 8  o'clock. J. D. Moyer, president; William  Vice, secretary..   P. O. Box ICO. KsaaesMttsas  THE NELSON" TRIBtrirE:  THURSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 20,  1902  BANK OF MONTBEAI  CAPITAL. aU paid up���$12,000,000.00  BEST    7,000.000.00  UNDIVIDED PROFITS       8:6 531,61  Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal ...President  Hon. George A. Drummond Vice-President  IS. S. Clot-scon General Manager  NELSON BRANCH  Corner Baker and Kootenay Streets.  A. H. BUCHANAN, Manager.  Branches ln London (England) New York,  Chicago, and all the principal oitiea in Canada.  Buy aud sell Sterling Exchange and. Cable  Transfers.  Grant Commercial and Travelers' Credits,  available) In any part of tho world.  Drafts Issued, Colie otious Made, Etc.  Saving's Bank Branch  CURRENT RATE OF INTEREST PAID.  PASSING OF LITTLE PETE  THE CANADIAN  BANK OF COMMERCE  WITH WHICH 18 AMALGAMATED  THE BANK OF BRITISH COLOMBIA.  HEAD OFFICE: TORONTO.  Paid-up Capital. -     ���     ?f 000,000  Reserve Fund.       ....  $2,000,000  AOCREGATE RESOURCES OYER $65,000,000;  Hon. Qeo. A. Cox,  President.  B. E. Walker,  Qeneral Manager  London Offlce, 60 Lombard Street, H. O.  New York   Offlce, 16   Exchange   Plaoe.  and 68 Branches in Canada and the  United States.  A Story Prom the Slums  Chl ��� chi ��� tewl ��� wi ��� wl ��� wit ��� chi  nlii��� chi voices innumerable mingled In a  bewildering medley ot sound, and two violet eyes opened upon the flood of golden  sunshine. Slowly they wandered from the  pink roses on the wall to the curtains at  the windows and down to the greon and  brown carpet on the iloor.  Gee whiz! I've struck it rich, I have,"  jilpctl a weak, childish voice.  The lifting of tho latch changed the expression of wondering admiration to one of  sharp questioning. Miss Hope Ray opened  the door a little way and looked In, pushed  it back further and stepped" into the apartment.  "Good morning, little boy," she said in a  hearty, breezy tone, "1 guess you are most  starved by this time, aren't you?"  "Yes, I be," repiied the dinumitive voice  whoso head appeared above the white  co u n terpane.  "Did the birds wake you  up?"'  "Uunno."  "You were so tired and sleepy last night  that 1 didn't ask you your name. Won't  you tell me now?"  "Pole."  "What else?"  ��� J'ete. *ju-;'  Pete."  '���What's your father's name?"  "Ole Pete."  'Ms that all?"  "Dunno," Pete paused for a moment,  then burst out in a half defiant tone,  ������When the cops was round thej* said they  wa.s after William Peters, and Mike Regan  said that was my old man."  "Where is your father now?"  "I'junno. Guess he's layin' low." The dark  violet eyes glanced at Miss Ray furtively  and then turned quickly away. ���"  "Where is your mother?"  "Hain't got none;.never had none."  Miss Ray looked down on the thin, wizened face with its hard mouth and the  close cropped head and the fanlike ears  prominently flanking the bony cheeks.  There was nothing suggestive of the winning innocence of childhood.- She turned  away, reluctant to admit her dislike, but  repelled in spite of herself.  Every center of population, however  small, has its contingent for whom the  temptations of life are too strong or the  difficulties of existence are too groat for  its members to keep pace with its virtuous  and thrifty fellow citizens. Farmingdale  was no exception. It had its slums where  the stragglers in the march of civilization  congregated. In the hovels down by the  river where poverty and shiftlessness  flaunted their presence by unmistakable  signs Miss Ray was a familiar presence.  Sirs had often reached a helping hand to  these faltering brothers and sisters and  had learned to recognize the marks which  Bin and suffering make on the human faces,  but in all her experience she had not come  in contact with anything so unlovely as  this little creature she had taken under her  roof.  AVhat was the meaning of that Ishmael  look? Was it an accusation? The slain Abel  hajmUng_J^e^jwiJ^^^  ~5v.-arfe~d and embittered childhood? Was  it a protest against social conditions that  made these weak ones bear the brunt of  the mistakes of their fellow-beings? Could  she endure this continual reminder of the  misery she could not relieve. Her cousin  John's letter had not prepared her for this.  She went down stairs and took it out again.  Perhaps sho had not read between the lines  and the chief thing in his letters was what  ho sometimes left unsaid.  New York, May 3rd.  My .Oear Rny of Hope:! have another bit  of driftwood from the storm-tossed sea of  humanity down here that I want you to  take Into the sunshine of your presence  nnd warm Into lite. The story in brief Is  this: One of our modern juggernauts,  otherwise termed an automobile, ran over  a little street Arab. The child wns brought  up to the hospital more dead than alive..  The owner of the automobile, having n  heart as well as money, was dreadfully cul  up about It and insisted that the little fellow havo tho best of care regardless of  expense. We've done all we can for him.  What he needs now is country air and  watching. You've helped me out before.  Here is a case that will afford ample opportunity for the exercise of your benevolence. Let me know if I may send him ur  next week.  Yours  fraternally,  JOHN  BURTON.  "There," she said, half an hour later, ar  she tucked a bed quilt under the arm of the  Boston rocker and propped Pete back sc  that he was just in line with the window,  "vou're as snug as a bug in a rug. I am'  going to leave you to watch my wonderful  city." ',  Pete looked out on the stretch of meadow  ���Just bright with the first green of the yea*  und at the mauve tinted hills beyond.  "Humph' Ain't no city here. Guess the  old girl is I>1 lifting."  "Old girl"���that has just described Hope  Ray The tiny wrinkles around the brigh*  brown eves and the grey that showed here  and there in the brown hair bore testimon*.  io the passage of years, but tho dimple:  that came and wont and the curves aroune*  her winsome mouth and the rounded omi  belonged to the springiime of life.  Pete leaned back among the pillows. T:  a dim way he recognized the beauty before  him. The freshness, the bright coloring  the breezy expanse, stirred his amused fac  ulties, but to his untrained eyes these ha<:  no meaning. He- did not know that, behlnr'  Iho line of alders a little brook slippcc  along its gurgling way over the stones nor  that  tiio patches of  yellow  in  the  grass  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT:  Interest allowed  on deposits.   Present rate  three per cent.  GRANGE V. HOLT,  Manager Nelson Branch.  were dandelions jubilant in the sunshine,  nor that the wreaths of snow caught  among the gren branches of-the trees were  the blossoms of (lie dogwood. He coulel not  te.-il that the black specks crawling back  and forth across the hillside was a man  plowing, nor that the sharp caw caw that  came over the wide sweep was the crow  that was cutting its dark course above the  lields.  Soon the wideness, the roominess tired  him and he shut his eyes.  Ciii ��� chl ��� chi ��� tewl ��� wi ��� wi ���wit  chi ��� chi ��� chi vibrated through the room.  The sharp stlccato notes were close beside  him. He looked out again and his glance  fell on the big pine by the side of the  house. So close was it that it had escaped  his notice. He did not see the wonderful  beauty and symmetry of the old tree ris-'  ing in gradual lines to a towering height,  a perfect development from years of un-  trummeled growth, nor the grace of its  e:ono shaped upper branches outline against  the blue sky as they bent beneficiently  earthward. It was the numberless brownish  gray bodies darting in and out between the  level branches that caught bis eye. Those  the city bred boy recognized. They were  the same little creatures he had seen flut-  tring down from the roofs and hopping  about the pavements; the same, yet in  their new environment they seemed different. Tha freedom of their movement,. the  noisy joyousness, their bustling activity  impressed him as something new. He fol-  leiwed the .wavering flight of a little figure  until it was lost in the distance, then another nnd another. Ho'watched one returning-with a long straw in its bill. Tie leaned  forward and along the branches ho could  make out many heaps of dried grass.  "I thought you'd Ond it," said Miss Ray.  close to his elbow. "That's the city. See  the houses the birds "are building?"  "lie. them bird's houses?" Pete did not  usually deign to ask a question.  "Why, yes, those are bird's nests. Don't  you know what bird's nests are, Pete?" ���  "Nop; never saw nun."  A boy who knew nothing of that miracle  of the spring, who had never 'felt the fascination of the mystery hidden in the shell,  was incomprehensible to the ordinary  country woman. She knelt down beside the  window and pointed out the nests that had  been built on the broad branches. She told  him of tho growing store of eggs, the  brooding mother and*'the.awakening of life  within the shells, the tapping of the little  prisoners on the walls of their prisons until they had freed themselves and came out,  liny untledgcd things, into new existence.  Pete listened, casting searching glances  out of the corners of his eyes at Miss Ray.  Incredulity slowly gave place to confidence.  '"Wttel," he said, as she had finished, "I  guess she hain't given me no bluff."  ��� The old pine was dear to the heart of  Miss Ray. Away back in the days when she  had built her playhouse beneath it and furnished her pantry with bits of broken china  which she had begun to study its varying  moods. Into her loving knowledge of it and  its inhabitants she slowly led Pete during  his convalescence. At first she. called his  attention to the most obvious things, the  incidents of the domestic life, tho neighborly visltlngs, th-3 timid llutterings of the'  young-birdsr"the^industry^of^theiifamily=  providers. Together they listened to what  (he birds might be saying.  "There," she said, "there goes Mrs. Hop-  about down to call on Mrs. Stay-at-home.  They arc both great gossips. 'Would believe  it?' Mrs. Hop-about is saying, 'young Mrs.  High-flyer has hatched out one of her eggs.  I really expected she would settle down in  this way, and Mr. High-flyer is too happy  anel excited to know what he is about.  Such a time as they are having over that  birthing! One- would thing an egg had  never been hatched before. That's just the  way Hop-about acted, but now he calls  them scrawny little thing'*.' "  Pete's birds talked in the language of the  slums and they gave hints of a drifting life  lidding shelter in garrets and cellars, In  ���.mused areas, under doorsteps, of hunger  that snatched at any scraps, of pinching  cold, of hard words and harder blows.  .Miss Ray taught him to hear In the sough  of the wind through the dark branches the  whisperings of the coming storm. She  showed him the tree .transformed by the  morning sun, when in 'its' moment of supreme beauty it was touched by the first  lenig beam of light and sent back responsive gleams from each sparkling needle.  Then it was that yielding to the magic of  that touch it gave up.the secret of Its own  wonderful arterial structure and stood  warm, radiant and glorious.  The poetic nature which lies near the  surface in childhood was moved. Fete  looked up with eyes that understood. The  tree had opened a way for him into new  life. AVith a growing keenness of comprehension he followed her. Nature is bene-  ficient. Though the child bo impressianable  the linos are not draw so deep as to be in-  -���flacable. The harsh and unlovely past began to be crowded out by the new and  beautiful present. Gradually his strength  came back. His circle of existence widened. He wa sout over tho stone walls and  into the lields and woods beyond, or the  brook held him and he wiwllel lie for hours  under the alders watching the minnows  darting in and out through tho flickering  shadows.  "I do declare Hope," said Mrs. Bates, the  next door neighbor, "I guess yer taldn' as  much comfort out of it as he does. You'd  never know he was the same fellow as used  to go crawling around with his clothes  hanging on him like a scarecrow. He is as  freckled as an adder and his cheeks are beginning to stick out like a chipmunk's. I've  brought over this basket of green apples.  I thought you might want them for pies,  IMPERIAL BANK  OF    O^JST.A.Tl.A.  Capital (paid up)   -   $2,500,000  Rest       -      -      -    $1,860,000  HEAD  OFFICE. TOBONTO, ONTARIO.  Branches in Northwest Territories, Provinces of  British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec  H. S. HOWLAND President).  D. R. WILKIE Qeneral Manager.  E. HAY Inspector.  NELSON   BRANCH,     ,  BURNS BCOCK.  A gonoral banking business transacted.  Savings Department,���Deposits received and  interest allowed.  Drafts i-old, available in all part of Canada,  Unitod States and Kurope.  Special attention given to coll       ns.  J. M. LAY, Manager.  toys does eat so."  One day Pete came in with a pail of  blackberries he had been picking back of  the village.  '"Well, Pete, when I used to pick blackberries I knew It'was time for school. I  suppose you'll be going with the rest of the  boys?"  "No, I don't. The Gerrys can't ketch me.  I alluz watches- out."  "The Gerrys?"  "Why, yes. Don't you know? The Gerrys,  the fellers as nabs kids, and makes them  go to school." The old Ishmaellte look was  back again.  "We don't have any Gerrys here, Pete,"  said Miss"Ray in a quiet, reassuring tone.  "Don't you? Won't nobody make me go?"  "You shall not go until you are willing."  The subject of school was dropped, and  Miss Ray bided her time. It was a theory  of hers that there was a right time for  everything.if she would wait for It.  Pete went on in his old contented way,  happy in the belief that nothing would  interrupt the careless freedom he was enjoying. He was sifting on the back stoop  one day, his chin on his hand, his eyes  watching the feathery mare's tails high up  in the sky.  "Pete, Pete! oh Pete!" Miss Ray's frightened voice sounded "above the clattering of  falling tinware anel crashing crockery.  Pete ran into the kitchen. Stretched motionless on the floor by the side of an overturned chair and surroundeel by the wreckage of a fallen shelf, lay Miss Ray, with  blood oozing from;'a wound on her face.  Horror stricken he stoud for a moment  looking down on her. He had seen people  look like that before, just so had Baldy  Smith's pal lain when Baldy knocked him  down for claiming too much of the swag,  and the doctor said he was dead.  His heart began to beat again. He darted  out of the room anel across the yard into  Mrs. Bates' kitchen.  ."Come quick. She's'killed," he. shouted.  He was off and out in the street, leaving  Mrs. Bates standing in the middle of the  room speechless with astonishment anel  alarm. Down the shady walk he fled, faster  than he had ran since he fled from his  drunken father pursuing him with an open  knife in his hand. Now, as then, he saw  the ground rising to meet him, felt the terrible throbbing in his head and his feet  growing leaden.  Dr. Parsons had just reached his plate  across the dinner table for a second piece  of his wife's apple pie. "I think, my dear,"  he was saying, but Mrs. Parsons never  learned what he thought, for just then a  boy, wild eyed and breathless, burst Into  the room.  "Oh! She's dead! She's dead!" he cried.  "AVhat! Who?" exclaimed Dr. Parsons',  springing up and grasping him by the  shoulder.  "She���Miss Ray���I ' he gasped.  He-turned and fled with the doctor close  behind him. The neighbors along the route  for days afterwards told of their feelings  as they saw the two hatless llgures tearing up the. street.  It was a subject of general thankfulness  that Pete's diagnosis proved Incorrect. Still  Miss Ray's injuries were not slight, for  the cut across her face compelled her to  submit^to-a^bandage^over-hcr-eyes-and-a-  sprained ankle confined her to the big  lounge in the sitting room for several days.  "I do declare Hope, I don't see how yer  goin' to find yer special providence in this,"  said Mrs. Bates, who in her capacity of  nearest neighbor went back and forth between the two houses like a shuttle.  "There," drawing a long breath, as she deposited a plate of doughnuts on the tabic,  "t just run over with these while they are  hot. They hain't as good as usual, but I  thought perhaps you could eat them while  they are warm. I do wish you could see  that boy of yourn with your white and blue  checked apron tied around his neck. He's  most as good as a woman about the house,  and to think that ho was fetched up in  wickedness!"  But Pete was not regarding Mrs. Bates  with feelings of favor. He resented the  bustling little woman's'zealous care as an  officious appropriation of services which  by right belonged to himself. She ;could  get but scant replies from him as he  worked vigorously to forestall her In every  household task. AVhen everything was ln  order he ran over on his daily errand to the  postofllce and came back triumphant with  a letter.  "Oh, dear!" sighed Miss Ray, "If you  only could read it. I'll have to wait until  Mrs. Bates comes in again."  Pete made no reply, but the eager light  died out of his face, He sat on the edge of  his chair tracing with his toe the pattern  ot the carpet.  Tie-k-tock, tick-tock, the slow swing of  the long pendulum In the old fashioned  clock measured orf the seconds. Miss Ray  heard the click of the latch and knew that  she was alone.  "Oh, yer all right, be ye," she heard Mrs.  Bates saying a lew minutes later. I jus'  stepped in to see if there wasn't something  tho matter. I.just seen Pete running down  the street as tight as he could go, and I  didn't know but that he was after the doctor again. I've got to hurry right back because I left some pies in the oven."  The old clock ticked oft an hour. Miss  Ray wondered what had become of Pete;  he didn't usually go away without tolling  her. Another hour swung by in slow-moving seconds. Tt was strange that he didn't  come  back.  Could  it be A quick  fear  shot through her heart. Something was  wrong. He was so sensitive. Her fear became a certainty. She saw him on the hot  sunny road trudging back to the city. The  dust-covered little fingers with the auburn  hair moist and curly on the forehead, the  S^-0" ���~~0>~ ��    ^.^.w^ ���.>.^-'        ..v.^.^.^.-^fc  to  to  to  to  to  9}  9}  to  to  to  v*Fv  **  ******************************.********M  1890-H8TABLISHBD IN NHL80N-19O2  i Jacob Dover   The Jeweler  Nelson, B. C  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 ail 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  tt  tf  tf  tf  tf  tf  tf  tf  tf  tf  tf  tf  tf  9\  9\  9\  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  m  l^^SLj ^"^ '-T '0*.0** *S*'^*. 001 .<&0* ���*'.00 -���^ -_?L'00'' 0?'0' -tL- .y .s-1^ *-3Si *3S�� *3S> * Si* "-S*. *-^>��^fc *2& *j^& *.<ss^ *<���& *<���& r.aft !_������* * Si* ^*'-0f  V^o 'S^.***^ * ^^* '^^�� ^<?�� ^"y* ^?��^%* *Sr ��� 3y��-w. ���'5<?��^<r*^'*<v"**V*^ 7 '^-00.00.^0.00' 00> ' 00' 0m*' 00\' ^0' 00 ' 00 ' 00 ' 0m1' 00' 0^ ��� 0m*^0w'  patch of well defined freckles across the  bridge of the nose and the; deep violet eyes  grew dearer every moment. The quiet of  the house became intolerable. She sat up  "and began tugging at the bandages over her  eyes. A sharp twinge in her ankle made  her sink back on the pillow with a groan.  Suddenly small, boyish feet stormed  through the hall, the door was thrown open  and Pete rushed in.  "I've begun. She's took me," he burst  out excitedly. "I'll read for ye. I know  some now." He caught up a paper and held  It towards her, forgetting her bandaged  eyes. "See here's O an' this with the arms  Is T and this little crooked one is S, an' I  am going back this afternoon."  Miss Ray reached out her arms and drew  him to her in a warm embrace. "Oh, you  blessed by," she said, her voice breaking  into a sob as her face touched the warm  cheek.  Pete was radiant. At that moment he was  ready to go to school all his life.  A day or two later his teacher called in  response to a note to talk over the situation. Miss Ray suggested that owing to  his inexperience it might be well to overlook any slight lapses and to take as little  notice as possible of holidays which he  might appropriate to himself without the  usual formalities. Miss Marsh thought it  could bo arranged.  "Oh," she said when leaving, "I almost  forgot about his name. He said he hadn't  any except Pete. That would hardly do for  the roll book, so I put it in Peter Ray."  And thus Pete the waif, who had never  known a mother's care, the outcast, the  fugitive, ceased to exist, and into a world  of tenderness, gentleness, and love, Into  the prospect of a useful future and an  honorable place among his fellow men entered  that  other  boy,  Peter Ray.  Porto Rico Lumber Go.  (LIMITED)  Rough and  Dressed  Lumber  Shingles  Mouldings  A-1 White Pine Lumber Always in  Stock,.  We carry a complete stock of  Coast Flooring, Ceiling, Inside Finish, Turned Work, Sash and" Doorg.  Special order work will .receive.  prompt^tlbeniion.  Porto Rico Lumber Co.Ltd.  CORNER OF    HKNDRYX AND VKRNON 8TRKRT8  Separate sealed tenders, addressed to the  undersigned will be received- at this oflice  until Tuesday, February 25th, inclusively,  for the construction of the armories at tho  following places:  1st. Revelstoke, B. C.  2nd. Kamloops, B. C.  ���Jrd. Kaslo, B. C.  4th. Nelson, B. C.  Plans and specifications can bo seen and  forms of tenders obtained for Revelstoko  and Kaslo on application to the postmasters at thoso places; at Nelson at the office  of Mr. J. A. Macdonald, architect, Nolson;  for Kamloops at the ofiice 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 lenders will not be considered unless made on  the form supplied, and signed with their  actual signatures.  Each tender must be.accompanied by an  accepted check on a chartered bank, made  payable to the order of the honorable the  minister of public works, equal to ten per  cent (10 p.c.) of the amount of the tender,  which will be forfeited If the party decline to enter into a contract when called  upon to do so, or If he fail to complete the  work contracted for. If the tender be not  accepted the check will be returned.  The department does not bind Itself to accept the lowest or any tender. By order,  FRED GEL.INAS, Secretary.  Department of Public Works,  Ottawa, January 25th, 1902.  Newspapers inserting this advertisement  without authority from the department will  not be paid for It.  PROVINCIAL.    SECRETARY'S    OFFICE.  His honor the lieutenant governor ln  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 be members of the board of.  licensing commissioners for tho said city.  John A. Irving, alderman, and Alfred J.  Marks, of the city of Nelson, esquires, to  bo members of the board of commissioners  of police for the said city.  TO LET-FURNISHED FRONT ROOMS  -over Vanstonc's drug store. $2 per week.  ���   CLASSIFIED ADS.  SEWING MACHINES OF ALL, KINDS  for sale or rent at the Old Curiosity Shop.    LODGERS.  FOR ROu., AND TABLE BOARD. AP-  ply third house west of Ward on Victoria  street.  EMPLOYMENT AGENCY.  WESTERN CANADIAN EMPLOYMENT  Agency. Wanted help of all kinds. Storage  for household and other goods. Skates  sharpened at Prosser's Second Hand Store,  Ward'Street, Nelson.   SEWING MACHINES FOR SALE.  v 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.  HforTsALE^^  Inquire Hurry's Poultry Ranch, Fairview,  P. O. Box 603. ,'".���.-, "      '   '���  GIRL WANTED.  "~WA^TS5^X^OMAir~OR~~GIRL, TO  help with housework and baby. Good  wages. Apply to John Hutcbeson, Cranbrook, B. C.  HAVE YOU TRIED  HENRY G. JOLY DE LOTBINIERE.  CANADA.  PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.  Edward VII., by the grace of God, of the  United Kingdom of Great Britain and  Ireland and of  the British Dominions  beyond the seas, King, defender of the  faith, etc., etc., etc.  To Our Faithful tha 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  Provinco 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, FOIt THE DISPATCH OF  BUSINESS, to treat, do, act and conclude  upon those things which In Our Legislature of the Province of British Columbia,  by the Common Council of Our said Province may, by the favor of God, be or-  dainedr^^-^^^���^���^^���T- ,  In testimony whereof, we have caused  these Our Letters to be mado Patent and  the Great Seal of Our said Province to be  hereunto affixed:  Witness, the Honourable Sir Henri Gustavo Joly de Lotbinlere, 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 ono thousand nine  hundred and two, and ln tho flrst year of  Our Reign.  By Command. _    _  J. D. PRENTICE.  Acting Provincial Secretary.  PROVINCIAL    SECRETARY'S    OFFICE.  His Honour tho Lloutenant-fj-ovoxnor In  Council has been pleased to mako tho following appointments:  8th January, 1902.  William Edwin Newcombo, 01 Trout  Lake, Esquire, M.D., CM., to bo resident  physician at the said place.        ���     ���  John M.  Holland, of tho City of Grand  Forks,  Esquire,  to be a notary public in  and for the province of British Columbia.  9th January, 1902.  Frederick Fraser, of the City of Revelstoke, Esquire, to be���  Stipendiary magistrate,  Government Agent,  Assistant Commissioner of Lands and.  Works, ���  Collector of Revenue Tax,  District Registrar of Births, Deaths and  Marriages, and Registrar under the "Marriage Act," for the Revelstoko Division of  West Kootenay,  Gold Commissioner for the Rovelstoke,  Illecillewaet, Lardeau and Trout Lake  Mininc Divisions,  Clerk of the Peace for the County of  Kootenay,  District RtJgistrar of tho Revelstoko registry of the Supreme Court, and  Collector of Votes for the Revelstoke riding of the West Kootenay District, vice  Mr. W. J. Goepel.  TAX NOTIOE.  Notice   Is   hereby given,   in   accordance  with the statutes, that provincial revenue  tax,   and  all  assesseel   taxes  and   income  tax, assesseel and levied under the Assessment Act and amendments,  are now  due  and  payable  for  tho  year 1902.   All   taxes  duo and collectable for the Nelson Assessment District aro now duo and payable at  my office, situate at tho court house, Ward  street,   Nelson.    This   notico.   In  terms  of  law, Is equivalent to a personal demand by  me upon all persons liable for taxes.  HARRY WRIGHT,  Assessor and Collector,  Nelson Postofllce.  Dated at Nelson, 13th January, 1382.  A PURE DELICIOUS  STRONG AND FLAVORY  TEA  IN GENERAL USE  THROUGHOUT OAImADA  P. Burns & Go.  Wholesale and Retail  h%e���oV1. 0.         Dealers in Meats  Markets at   Nelson,   Rossland,   Trail,   Kaslo, Ymlr,  Sandon,  Silverton, Ne'e  Denver, Revelstoke, Ferguson Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade Ciby, Mid  way, and Vancouver, ���-i . '  West Kootenay Butcher ���o.  ALL KINDS OF  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  K. W. 0 BLOCK  WARD STREET  E. C. TRAVES, Manager  TREMONT HOUSE  AMERICA}! AND EUROPEAN  PLANS  |331 TO SSlfBAKKR STREET, NEUSON  MEALS 25 GENTS  Rooms Lighted by Electricity and Heated oy Steam 25 Cents to $1  IMPERIAL BREWING COMPANY  ___s^EMEESON,&-RmsTERE"R.----^^  BREWERS OF THE BEST  LAGER BEER  STEAM BEER  AND PORTER  When you want the Best, ask for  IMPERIAL BEER.  SLOCAN JUNCTION HOTEL  l, H. XoKANUS, Ma-M-r-M-.  Bar stocked wltb beat brand* of wine**,  Uauora, arnd dear*. Boar on <tr��u-**tat. barge  comfortable rwu. "Flnt elaaa table feoar-L  CHEAP FUEL.  Reduction ln price of coke: Per Ton.  Coke at gas works  JG.50  Coke delivered  *  7.50  Cash must accompany all orders, or $1  extra will bo chareed.  NELSON COKE & GAS COMPANY, Ltd.  DRUG STORE EARLY CLOSING  OH AtfD APTEE JAffUABY 1st.  The public Is notified that on and after  January 1st our clacea of business will  close at 9 o'clock every night except Saturday and the day preceding" a public holloas*:. '.:������ Mi 11fiBMai  Sunday hours 10 to 12 a. m., 2:30 to 4:30  p. m., 6:30 to 8:30 p. m.  CANADA BOOK & DRUG CO., Ltd.,  W. P. TEETZEL & CO.,  J. H. VANSTONE.  0  W  Hi  Or  Hi  Hi  Hi  tt  %  Off    00UB8B   YOU    WANT    THK     BEST"  THKN  GO TO  ARTHUR    GEE  In Tremont Block.  Ho will suit vou.  Largo stock of Imported Boason's goods.  ���*���**************$  QUEEN'S-HOTEL  BAKER   BTBJBJBT.   NKLBON.  Lighted by Electricity and Heated with Hot Air.  L*rce comfortable bedroom* aad flrat-  claaa dining room. Sample rooma for commercial mem.  RATES S2 PER DAY  N|rs. E. C. ClarKe, Prop.  fcaU of the Royal Hotel, Calgary  N|adden House B^ir  The only hotel tn Nelson that haa remained under one management since 18M.  The bed-rooms are well furnished and  lighted by electricity.  The bar la always atoccea Dy the beat  domestic and Imported liquors aad cigars.  THOMAS MADDEN. Proprietor.  HOTEL   ROSSLATO.  Third door from Grand Central Hotel  on Vernon street. Best doolar a day-  house in twoti. House and furniture  new. Room and board from ?5 to ?5.50  and $G per week. Table board $4. No  Chinese   employed   here.  J. V.  O'LAUGHLIN.  Bartlett    House  Formerly Clarko Hotel.  The Best $1 per Day House ln Nelson..  None but whito help omployed.  The bar the  bost.    G. W. BARTLETT, Proprietor  R. REISTERER & CO.  BRrWKBfl AND BOTTJ-XBS OV  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  Prompt and regular delivery to the tnca,  BRBWHBY  AT  NBLBON THE KELSON TRIBUNE, THURSDAY  MORST1TO   FEBRUARY 20, 1902  I;:(  ft  8  M  I  it  i  m  If  1  ?'l  Ii  ���  ���M  Uti  m  IBS  '<>,  '11  if  I'll!  ,.fl  * B. <?. fl-jerjfcs for Dqr*)uer F'rs ^lay Op. .  :  Dru<$s apd /tesay dood5 j  j U/. f. Jeetzel & C^o. [  m   Dealers ln  # DRUGS  # TOILET ARTICLES  PATENT MEDICINES  # SPONGES", PERFUMERY, ETC.  Importers of and Jobbers in <s  ASSAYERS' FURNACES, CRUCIBLES   .  SCORIFIERS, MUFFLES, #  CHEMICALS AND CHEMICAL  APPARATUS  Lawrence Hardware Co.  IMPOBTEBS AND DEALEES IN  Shelf and Heavy Hardware  AGENTS POE���Orescent,  Oanton, and Jessop's. Steel) Bennett's Gntta Percha  Fuse, Jenckes' Ore Oars  Hamilton Powder Company's Blasting Powder       __.   _ Ti   n  and Dynamite NelSOIl,    B. 0.  Railroad, Mill, Mining and Builders' Supplies  TELEPHONE 30.  P. O. BOX 527.  Nelson Saw & Planing Mills  XjIMITBD. ��  CHARLES HILLYER, President.  HARRY HOUSTON, Secretary.  Have just lecelved 3,000,0 feet of log; from Idaho, and we are prepared to cut the largest bill  of timber of any dimensions or lengthB. Estimates given at any time. Tbe largest stock of sash  doors, and mouldings in Kootenay.  COAST LUMBER OF ALL KINDS ON HAND  OFFTCR ANDBYARD8-   CORNER HALT, A.NP FRONT BTRTnKTB. ���  gte Sale  Furniture, Carpets, Linoleums, Fine Pictures, Blankets, Etc.  In addition to our already high-grade and Jow-marked goods,  we will offer for to days only io per cent off for, cash. Our  terms are on the installment plan, one-third cash, balance in  three payments. Our customers are warned to. take advantage of this great reduction sale. Come any time of trie  day.    Can always duplicate any article.  jD. McArth ur& Co.  FURNITURE DEALERS  CITY AND DISTRICT.  The work of laying the foundation for the  addition to the city hall was commenced  yesterday morning by contractor Lawr.  Work has been resumed on tho alteration  to the Houston block. The outside walls  are up as far as- the flrst story, and the  ���work is being pushed rapidly ahead.  The  tenders  for  the erection  of the armory  building were  forwarded  this week.  Only two were sent from Nelson,  one by  ^���vVGr-Glllett-and-the-otheriby-Duncan^Mc-^  "Donald.  A couple of transfers were made at the  office of tho mining recorder yesterday: On  tho Fractional Star, from Charles Munroo  tn William Moore; and on the Lena, from  Harry Rlppln to William Moore.  Tho Georgia Harper company played to  n. good house last evening at the opera  house, and have decided to remain over  another day. The performance this evening will be a comedy, entitled "My Wise  Uncle."  The death is announced in Grand Forks  of A, V. JMcCull*,*, who wns well known  among tho railroad men of Southern British Columbia. McCully was In the employ  of the C. P, R. at Nelson, Nakusp, anel on  the Crow's Nest branch, but for the past  tew weeks was In the Boundary. He was a  member of the K. of P.  The C. P. R. will resume its steamboat  service between Nelson and Kaslo today,  when the steamer Kokanee will arrive at  11 a. m. and depart for Kaslo at 1 o'clock.  The steamboat service between Nelson anel  Kootenay Landing will be resumed tomorrow, the steamer Moyie arriving In the port  at 4 o'clock this afternoon and resuming  the through trip to the landing at 5 o'clock  tomorrow morning.  Day, H. Bird, S. S. Taylor, P. Lamont.  Mayor Fletcher was added as representing  the city, and G. V. Holt the board of trade.  Rev. H. F. Graham addressed the meeting on the advisability of effecting a basis  of union between the library and the Y, M.  C. A., and Mr. Crease drew attention to the  necessity of securing a greater Interest ln  the library work If the institution was to  be continued.  The following officers were elected to  serve for the ensuing year: Fred Irvine,  president; Mrs. R. W. Day, vice-president;  H. Bird, treasurer; Mrs. A. L. McCulloch,  secretary.  ORANGE GRAND LODGE  Annual Library Meeting  The annual meeting of the city library  was held last evening for the purpose of  receiving the reports of the officers, and the  librarian, and the election of officers for the  ensuing year.  The report of the librarian showed that  tho list of subscribers for the year was  1S9. There had been 3K-19 books given out,  an average of 321 per month, which was an  increase of 153 on the previous year. During  the year 23,005 people patronized the rooms,  an increase of 2702 on 1901.  The treasurer's report,-.-which was presented by H. Bird, shewed expenses of  $1,113.80. The receipts for the year were:  Balance from the previous year $227, appropriation from the city council $500, raised  from all sources $'frl.82, making a total of  $1,191.84, leaving in the hands of the treasurer the sum of $77.92.  The new library board elected for the ensuing year were H. Bird, Fred Irvine, 13.  A. Crease, R. W. Day, W. W. Beer, R. II.  Hedley, Mrs. Arthur, and Mrs. Hannington.  In addition to the above five ladies were  adeleel to the board from the Women's  Council: Mesdames A. L. McCulloch, R. W.  The Grand Orange Lodge of British Columbia convened ln Fraternity hall yesterday morning at 10 o'clock. Those present  Included: D. Donaldson, W. G. M.; R. Bell,  D. G. M.; W. AV. Bradley, junior D. G. M.;  J. Reld, D. C. G.; D. Mortat, G. C; Tltomas  Duke, G. T.; H. T. Krlft, P. G.; Thomas  Cunningham, P. G.; William Edwin Pratt,  Norman Wood, T. M. Barker, George Manilas, Edward Adair, D. E. McLennan,  John McKenzie, James N. Alger, Thomas  McRostle, John D. Reid, J. J. Wulsh,  Thomas W. Jeffs, Richard Fausett, John  A. Smith, John Walmsley, John Toye, Rev.  J. B. Morgan, J. Knauf, F. Rutherford,  Robert Kooper, D. M. Fausett, A. Mints*,  Joseph Murdock, Joslah Younge, Joseph  Gillett, J. A. Irving, R. A. Hicks, Alex AV.  Grant, William Gulness, James Horrle, anel  John Morrison.  The lirst business was the address of the  grand master, who In eloquent terms referred to the part played by tho members  of the lodge In the South African campaign  and also to the death of the order's lamented leader, Hon. Clarke Wallace. The  report also showed an increase for the  year of 25 per cent.  In the evening a grand banquet was tendered the visiting delegates by the members of the local lodge. A large number of  friends and invited guests were in attendance, including many ladies, in all about  one hundred guests. An excellent baneiuet  was provided. A lengthy toast list was gone  through under the direction of Rev. J. B.  Morgan.  An address of welcome was read by John  Toye, followed by the toast of "Our Country," anel responded to by Rev. J. H.  White.  The grand Lodge of British Columbia  was responded to by Bros. Smith and Cunningham, the latter speaker announcing  that efforts were being made to put forth  a True Blue society ln Nelson.  Visitors and Delegates was resopnded to  by Rev. Thomas Reid, and Bros. Mai thy  and Bell. Tho former speaker in a humorous address entertained the audience with  flattering tributes to the Nelson ladles and  the people of Nelson.  Nelson Orange Lodge was responded to  by AV. AV. Bradley anel J. Knauf, who ln  short addresses thanked the grand lodge  for their attendance ln the city.  Tho City of Nelson was responded to by  mayor Fletcher anel alderman  Irving.  The Press wa.s resopnded to by G. Broad-  ley of The Tribune staff, and Mr. MofCatt ,  RAILWAY TIME TABLE  CANADIAN PACIFIC SYSTEM  LKAVK  7:15 a. m.  Daily.  [CHOAV'S NEST RAILWAY  Kuskonook, Creston, Movie,  Cranbrook, Marysville, tort  Steele, Klko, Fernie, Michel,  Blairmore, Frank, Alaelood,  Lethbrielgo, Winnipeg, and  all Kastorn points.  LEAVE  6:10 p. m.  DaUy  6:40 p. in.  Daily  8 a. in.  S a. m.  AHKIVK  l>:15 p. m.  Daily.  ICOLUMBIA & KOOTENAY  RAILAVAY  Robson, Nakusp, Arrowhead,  Revelstoko, anel all points east  |and west on CP.lt. main lino.  Robson, Trail and Rossland.  Robson, Cascade, Grand  Forks, Phoenix, Grconwood  anel Midway,  (Daily except Sunday)  fRobson, Trail anel Rossland.  (Daily except Sunday)   ARRIVE  10:10 p.m.  Daily  10:10 p.m.  Daily  10:10 p.m.  11:35 a.m.  LEAVE  10 a. in.  SLOCAN RIVER KAILAVY  Slocan City, Silverton, New  Donvor. Throe Forks, Sandon  (Daily excopt Sunday)  ARRIVE  3:40 p.m.  LEAVE  i p. m.  i p.m.  KOOTENAY   LAKE  STEAMBOATS  Balfour, Pilot Bay, Ainsworth  Kaslo and all Way Landings.  (Daily oxcopt Sunday)  Lardo and all points on the  Lardo & Trout Lake Branch.  (Tuesdays, Thursdays and   Saturdays.)       ARRIVE  10:10  a. in.  11 a.m  GREAT NORTHERN SYSTEM.  LEAVE  Depot  9:40 a.m  Mount'in  10:30 a.m.-  DaUy,  LEAVE  Kaslo  7 a.m.  Nelson  6:00 p. m.  Daily  [NELSON &  FORT  SJIEP-  PARD RAILWAY  Ymir, Salmo, Erie, Waneta,  Nortliport, Rossland, Colvillcj  ��� and Spokane.  tMaking through connections  at Spokane to tho south*  jiustand west.  KOOTENAY LAKE  STEAMBOATS  Balfour, PilotBay, Ainsworth  Kaelo and all Way Landings.  ARRIVE  Depot.  ("���:4s p.m.  kMount'in  fo:a9 p. in.  1   Daily  ARRIVE  Kaslo  9:?0 p. m.  Nelson  10:30 a.m.  Daily  of Vancouver, and the toast to the ladies  by Dr. Jeffs.  After the close of the banquet a special  session of the granel lodge was called,  which was in session the greater part of  the night. The session will be resumed this  morning at 10 o'clock, when the first business will be the election of officers for the  ensuing year. .  This evening a meeting will be held for  the 'purpose of organizing a True Blue  lodge, which is an off-shoot of the society,  for ladies only, whose chief work is the  looking after the orphans and helpless  members of the community.  EASTERN CANADIAN NEWS  MONTREAL, February 19.���James Car-  ruthers, the well known grain man, has  joined the board of directors of the Sovereign Bank of Canada.  COLLINGWOOD, Ontario, February 19.���  Hog chelera has broken out south of here,  and hogs are being slaughtered when ever  infection is supposed to exist.  TORONTO, February 19���The soft coal  famine here is now acute, with no relief in  sight. Some factories which can use harel  coal have thus avoided closing down.  TORONTO, February 19.���The Evening  Telegram's London cable says it is rumored  that the chancellor of the exchequer has  decided to tax foreign grain imports, those  of the colonies being exempt.  . TORONTO, February 19.���The Evening  Telegram's cable says the AVelshmen have  adopted Chamberlain's proposal, and have  started a subscription for the purpose of  removing the Welsh colony in Patagonia  to Canada. The sum of $7500 is already subscribed.  MONTREAL, February 19.���The Chambre  de Commerce, or French board"of trade,  today passed a resolution calling upon the  government not to meet the demand of the  Toronto imperial league, that Canada  should meet the full expenditure of send-  lng^all-Contingents^to^South^AiHca.^^^^^^^  Tamblyn Heard From  AVINNIPEG, February 19.���Several finals  In the AVinnipeg curling bonspiel will be  reached tomorrow. Dunbar of St. Paul, was  beaten in the Grand Challenge competition  this afternoon by Rochon of Fort William,  15 to 10. This puts Rochon in the ilnals with  Flower of Blrtle, or Braelen of Winnipeg.  Dunbar won two good games In the Gait  competition from McConcghy and Cameron. J. D. Flavelle of Lindsay, won lliree  games toelny. Ho defeated Sutherland of  Selkirk 10 to S, in tlie Dolge event, anel  Whaten of Fort William, in to S, in the  Gait competition, in the Veteran's competition J. D. Flavelle skipped the Portage ht  Prairie veiiterans against Tamblyn of Nelson, and won 22 lei I. II arts, one of Winnipeg, is in the Ilnals of tho Royal Caledonian, waiting for McLean and Holland,  Baker, of the Winnipeg Granites, and  Sutherland of Selkirk, to play their games.  A; Fish Famine  NEW YORK, February 19.���Great scarcity of oysters and fish is expected here owing to recent heavy storms. Oysters have  gone up 10 per cent In price and the markets are unable to 1111 all orders, because  of the crippled transportation facilities.  There has oeen an advance of 300 per cent  ln the prices of some kinds of fish. Nearly  all the fishing schooners at Fulton market  remain tieel to the wharves because of the  lack of clam bait.  Newfoundland's Legislature Opens  ST. JOHNS, Newfoundland, February 19.  ���The colonial legislature will assemble tomorrow. The foreshore modus vivendi bill  will bo first introduced, anel will probably  pass all its stages immediately. Opposition  to the measure is unlikely as the leaders  of both parties arc pledged to its support.  The legislative session will probably be  brief, owing to premier Bond having to attend the coronation ceremony at London.  Creamery Butter on Top  OTTAWA, February 19.���According to a  statement by professor Ruddick, assistant  eluiry commissioner of the government  creameries in the Northwest Territories,  received from 19 to 20 cents per pound for  butter while the other creameries only received from 11 to 19 cents.  Crow's Nest coal Is the most economical  fuel in the market. Telephone 311, West  Transfer Company.  Metal Quotations  LONDON, February 19.���Lead, ��11,  12s, 6d.  NEW YORK. February 19.���Close.���  Bar silver, 55Vs' Mexican ilollars, 43%;  copper, easy, 12% and 12V&; lead, firm,  4%.    Double Header Train Wreck  COLUMBUS, Ohio, February lfi-A double  header freight train on the Columbus,  Sandusky anil Rocking railroad was  wrecked today by a broken rail at Shep-  nrds, a suburb of Columbus, killing AVilliam Smith, engineer, and Injuring five  others. Roth engines anel 32 gondola cars  were wrecked. One of the engines blew up.  Appointed Chief Justice  CAPE TOWN, February 19.���R. Rose-  Inncs has resigned the attorney-generalship to become chief justice of the Transvaal colony.  Death of J. J. Gibb  MONTREAL, February 19.���J. J. Gibb,  president of the Ottawa River Navigation Company, died this morning.  Call up Telephone 3'! if you want coal  or wood. Birch, lir anel cedar. Prompt delivery.  AVest Transfer Company.  ENGINEERS, FIREMEN, MACHINISTS  and electricians send for 40 page pamphlet  containing questions asked by the examining board of engineers to obtain engineer's  licgense. Address George A. Zeller, Publisher, IS S. 4lh street, St. Louis, Missouri,  U. S. A.  Sectional Book Cases  Made of quartered oak, in three sizes,  for all sizes of Books. Made in Canada,  by Canadians, and sold in Nelson by the  Canada Drug & Book Company, Limited,  at the following prices:  Cornice, each   $2.50  Base, each     2.25  9 1-4 inch section, each     3.65  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.  Canada Drug & Book Co.  Auction Sale  HOUSEHOLD  FURNITURE  Acting under instructions from Mrs.  Zara Thompson, the undersigned Avill  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.  - ���^TSSlsy.'S*1^  IN PRIZES  FIFTH ANNUAL  ROSSLAND  WINTER  CARNIVAL  THURSDAY,  FRIDAY,  AND SATURDAY  February 20 to 22  1902  Grand Hockey Tournament, (for the  senior and junior hoclcey championship^  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. AV. C. JACKSON, Secretary  Carnival Committee, Rossland.  NEWLING & CO.  AUCTIONEERS, VALUERS, ETC.  Kootenay Street, next door to Oddfellows' Hall  P. O. Box (SB NRLSON. B.C.  NOTICE.  John* R. McBougall, whose present address is unknown, will learn something to  his advantage by immediately telegraphing  or writing to James Wilks, P. O. Box 10C,  Nelson, 11. C.  Carpenters Wanted  Immediately 20 bridge carpenters to work  on tramway. Seven months' job, $4 per day.  Apply to B. C. Riblet, Front street. Nelson.  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  %  H. BYERS & CO.  ESTABLISHED 1892  *  -&  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  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  AND  RANGES  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  J��  ���<^<5-*R'*S**2-1ff ���*8,,*^*"^-'<f">,**',^'^^",^'^^^^'^v" '*���*���>������*��'��� �����*�����.���*���''��� ^���>�������.��������.���>fc.���^���,^ ������������*��.��� ���3r-'��<��.-*-."��.-y��.-<~.-��-v-  * NELSON, B. C.  STORES AT  KASLO, B.C.  SANDON, B. C.  .^'fcg.'fcfrfrfr'S'C'frfrfrllfrCg.'frfr.g.'C'g.'g-  Hi       February Month Of Bargains _  to "  to Our Shoe Store shows a varity of bargains for this month.   All that remains to  $ of our Big Stock of Winter Shoes etc. to be closed out at from 20 to 50 per jj-j  $ cent discount." Come in today and get first choice.   Mail orders filled. to  to                                      Agents for The Slater Shoe. to  \b                                          Julia Marlowe's Shoes ^y  v|>                                         Bell's Famous Footwear to  Royal Shoe Store  to  to  ^   L. A. GODBOLT, Prop. P. 0. Box 75  to  to  to  THOS. LILLIE, Manager  ^J  ���00.00.00-00.00.00.00.00.00.00      00'00   00^  THE   BIG  Schooner  BEER OR HALF-AND-HALF  Slaughtering    Sale  ��� For the next thirty days I will gi v*e  a great slaughtering sale on all lines ��n  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  Club Hotel  Gomer-Silica-and���Stanley���Sts.  E. J. CURRAN, Proprietor.  ACOMPLETE LINE OF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  local and coast.  Flooring  looal and coast.  Newel Posts  Stair Rail  Mouldings  Shingles  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  ot all kinda.  IV WHAT TOO WANT IB NOT IN STOCK  WI WIIX MAKE IT FOB TOO  CALL AND GET PRICKS.  BISCUITS  CHRISTIE'S CREAM SODAS.  CHRISTIE'S WATER !CE WAFERS  Also all kinds of Sweet Biscuits fresh from the factory.  BLUE   RIBBON   TEA.  J. A. Sayward  BALI, AND XiAKB STBBKT8, NKLBON  Houston Block  Nelson, B C.  J. A. IRVING & CO.  HEAL ESTATE  AND  OEBTIPIOATE _0P_IMPE0 VEMEWTS  Notico: Ray of Hope mineral claim, situate In the Nelson mining division of  West Kootenay district, located on Duhamel (Six-mile) creek. Take notice that I,  Charles W. Busk, free miners' certificate  No. 50,825, as. agent for "VV. J. Goepel, free  miners' certificate No." 50,500 John Paterson, free miners' certificate No. 50,727, and  self, Intend sixty days from the date hereof to apply to the mining recorder for a  certificate ot Improvements for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the  above claim. And further take notice that  action under Section 37 must be commenced  before tha 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 ISth, two checks on tho Canadian  Bank of Commerce, Nelson, one No. 1308,  for 3SS payable to "William Harper; and one  No. 1330, for $05.50, payable to H. Mcintosh.  Suitable reward will be given for the recovery of the same. Address David Murphy,  Erie, B. C. i  INSURANCE BROKERS  Agents tor Trout Lake Addition  {Bogustown) Fairview Addition.  Acreage property adjoining the park  And J. & J. Taylor safes.  These safes can be bought from us oi  two year's time without interest  Ward Bros.  S33 West Baker Street, Nelson.  NOTICE  To the Public 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  in such capacity:  VICTORIA HOTEL  CLARKE HOTEL  TREMONT HOTEL  MADDEN HOTEL  SHERBROOKE HOTEL  GRAND CENTRAL HOTEL  LAKE VIEW HOTEL  ROSSLAND HOTEL  GRAND HOTEL  KLONDIKE HOTEL  JOHN SPEAR  MANHATTAN SALOON  BODEGA SALOON  GLUE POT SALOON  IMPERIAL RESTAURANT  KOOTENAY HOTEL  IMPERIAL SALOON  WAVERLEY HOTEL  ATHABASCA SALOON  ROYAL HOTEL  NELSON CAFE FOR SALE  CALT  FOR  DOMESTIC  OR  STEAM  USE  General Agency, Telephone 265.  W. P. TIERNEY  BAKER   STREET,  NELSON.  Telephone 1J5  ORDER YOUR  Telephone 35  COAL.  PROM  KELSON FREIGHTING AND TRANSFER CO.  One of the largest and best appointed restaurants In the Kootenays. Recently enlarged, remodelled and refuted throughout.  Twenty-five nicely furnished rooms ln 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 profilts  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 /\ND ROSLYN  ALWAYS ON HAND  Office: Baker Stroot,  WEST TRANSFER CO.  N. T. MACLEOD, Manager.  Teaming and Transfer Work of  all kinds.  Agents for Hard and Soft Coal. Imperial  Oii 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. C, SLATER,  ...��..;���      Fourth door above City Hall.  A!

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