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The Nelson Tribune 1903-01-24

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 ritmn  Saturday Morning, January 24, 1905  NELSON'S NEW CITY GOUNGIL  APPLIES THE PRUNING KNIFE  *������ The men who have boon entrusted by  .the electors with the'management of  the business of the city of Nolson for  the ensuing twelve months held their  flrst council meeting on Monday evening. In opening the session mayor Rose  made a neat little speech in whicli he  asked for the co-operation of the riieni-  bers of the council, and then announced  the standing committees for the year:  Finance���Aldermen Morrison2 chairman, Hamilton and Bird.  Public Works���Aldermen Kirkpatriek,  chairman, Selous and Irving.  Fire, Water and Light���Aldermen  Irving, chairman, Kirkpatriek and  Selous.  The city clerk then read a.long paper  outlining the business to come before  the session, and upon the conclusion of  the reading it was decided to take the  same up clause by clause. .  The curfew bylaw was the first matter  on the list but the council decided to go  slow with it. The third reading of the  bylaw was accordingly sent over for a"  month, in order that the council could  learn more of the operation of such  measures from municipalities in which  they have been enforced.  The recommendation that the annual  reports of the civic departments be  printed was favorably received, and was  agreed to without a division.  The suggestion that the bylaw for the  regulation of council proceedings be  printed was allowed to stand over. This  bylaw was passed by the council something; more than two years ago with a  view.to taking away from the mayor the  powers conferred upon him by the Municipal Clauses Act. In its final stages,  however, the sting was extracted from  its tail and it passed into municipal law  only to be forgotten. It is a very long  bylaw. It is doubtful if anyone' has  ever taken the trouble to read it in its  present shape, and it is not likely that  anyone would read it if.it were printed.  The impassable condition of many of  the sidewalks throughout the;city by  reason of the heavy snowfalls was taken  up, but no decision was arrived at. The  city lias a bylaw dealing with the cleaning of sidewalks, but it was not deemed  -advisable to put it into effect to the extent of prosecuting those who neglect to  keep the walks in front of their premises  clear of snow.  Then came the annual questionsof the  obiefof the fire brigade.   When.this was.  reached the city clerk reviewed the posf-  tion of affairs with respect to the head  of the brigade, reciting that the chief  had been dismissed by mayor Fletcher,  that the former council had found that  the charges against the chief had not  been sustained and had reinstated him,  and that mayor Fletcher in turn had  vetoed the resolution of the council, so  that the fire department had no chief.  There was some general discussion at  the conclusion of which, all hands came  to the conclusion that there was no fire  chief, and that the best thing to do  would be to take steps to get one at  once. Having got this far, the council  had its flrst split. Aldermen Irving,  j Morrison and Kirkpatriek took the position that chief Lillie, having been exonerated by the council at its investigation of the charges preferred against  him .should be reinstated. . This they  contended was due to the deposed fire  chief.  The aldermen on the other side of the  table took an exactly opposite view, but  alderman Bird let his colleagues���aldermen Selous and Hamilton, do the  talking. The drift of their arguments  was that irrespective of the question as  to whether chief Lillie was a capable  fire chief or not he had been a storm  centre in municipal politics, and that  for the sake of peace and quietness he  should be dropped.  To bring the matter to a head, alderman Kirkpatriek moved, seconded by  alderman Irving, that chief Lillie be.reappointed chief of the department. Alderman Morrison supported this, but  aldermen Hamilton, Selous and Bird  opposed it. The mayor gave his vote in  favor of the resolution, and chief Lillie  was chief again.  The question of preparing desired  amendments to the Municipal Clauses  Act was then taken up, the idea being  that the desired amendments should be  got into shape so that they could receive the attention of the legislature at  its next session. On motion the mayor  appointed aldermen Selous and Bird,  with himself, a committee to deal with  this matter, and their report will come  before the council for consideration.  The council thenL started in on its  policy of retrenchment. The first resolution of this nature was moved by alderman Morrison. The effect of it was  that the services of Dr. McLennan,, as  city health7officer, be dispensed with',"-  and that the mayor discharge the-duties  .of^healt-h officer.', ,-."'���-_ .   -���.���.>,.- -  In introducing    the    resolution.- the.  mover stated that the change was made  solely with a view to effecting an economy, and that it was not prompted by  reason of any dissatisfaction with the  manner in which the duties of the office  had been discharged by Dr. McLennan.  This resolution, was assented -to without much debate, but the next one was  not.  The second resolution was moved by  alderman Kirkpatriek, and seconded by  alderman Irving. It called for dispensing with the services of R- MacGregor,  who has been employed as a driver of  one of the scavenger1* teams, on the  understanding that his place be taken as  driver by Mr. Symes, the head of the  department. This was opposed by alderman Bird, and the resolution was laid  over for a week.  The next resolution called for retrenchment in the expenses of the city  hall staff. It was moved by alderman  Irving and seconded by alderman'Kirkpatriek, and set out that for the future  the clerical work in the city hall,should  be done by the city clerk and thecity  treasurer, and that the services of the  extra clerk be dispensed with.  This was opposed by aldermen Selous  and Hamilton, and in the discussion  which followed the mayor stated that he  had looked into the matter and was oi  the opinion that the work could be'performed by tlie city clerk and city treasurer without sacrificing efficiency to  economy.  On a vote being . taken aldermen  Kirkpatriek, Irving and Morrison voted  for the resolution and alderman Hamilton and Selous in the negative. Alderman Bird did not vote,; as he said he  desired some further information upon  the point before going on '.record.  Aldermen Irving and Morrison then  moved that an assessor be appointed to  do the assessor's -work at present performed by .the city'clerk in addition to  his other duties, such official to be paid  $800 per annum. This was dropped, as  the eity clerk informed the council that  he could do the work without assistance.  Alderman Irving then gave notice that  at the next" meeting" of the ���council he  would introduce a bylaw to regulate  the salaries of the civic .officials.  The tenders for the purchase of fire  hor-e'were opened and referred to t'*e'fire,  water and light committee, and after a  number of; routine "matters were'disposed ;of-, tha -first ���n*1eeUnE-Q-'the*''new  council was completed. "   *  1901, left the company's indebtedness  January 1st, 1903, at ?1,337.35. Since the  beginning of the year the ore shipments  have reached an estimated value of  ?3.800.  JOHN  HOUSTON TALKS POLITICS  TO POLITICIANS ON THE COAST  John Houston, M. P. P., for ��� West  Kootenay, who is in the city, on busi-  .ness, was seen at the'Driard yesterday  afternoon, and asked to express his  views on existing conditions in his part  of the province. With . regard to the  business outlook Mr. Houston said:  "In a general way business is good  in Kootenay and southeastern Yale.  While mining is almost at a standstill  in southeast Kootenay, the lumbering  industry was never so flourishing. The  Slocan is a trifle depressed, owing to  the low prices prevailing for lead and  silver; but the people have made united  =dGmand-for=1higher-_protective=duties_on=  lead and lead products, and the latest  advices from Ottawa indicate that the  government will at the next session of  the house adjust the tariff so as to give  the miners of silver-lead ore as high  protective duties as are now given other  producers of raw materials, and the  manufacturers thereof.  "I said the people of Kootenay were  united 1n demanding such action. Such  a statement is not strictly true. Smith  Curtis, M. P. P., and what is known as  the War Eagle 'outfit' at Rossland, did  not come into line, and they have done  everything possible in their attempts to  prove that the people of Kootenay want  a bonus on the lead mined instead of an  increase of duties.  "The best evidence that this province  is not what it is said to be by the pessimistic 'knockers' is the fact that it has  more branches of chartered banks in  proportion to its population than any  other province in the Dominion. These  banks are either doing a legitimate  commercial business or conducting mere  pawn shops. If they are conducting  pawn shops, the people are indeed poor.  If they arte- ' conducting commercial  banks, our people must be thriving, for  none of the banks are going out of business, and new branch*-** are being established���two such branches having been  established in Kootenay within the last  =f our���months.���-  'What is needed more than anything  else in this province is a big blue  pencil in the editorial rooms of our  daily newspapers. Too much space is  devoted to the sayings and doings of  men who are attempting to advertise  that British Columbia is a bad country  in which to make mining investments,  aud in nine times out of ten, the men  who are taking the most active part in  this propaganda have proven themselves  failures as mine managers and mining  company promoters. A few well-managed mines, paying regular dividends,  is what British Columbia needs, and  not mining associations and changes in  our mining laws."  Asked    his    opinion on the political  situation, Mr. Houston said:  "The civic elections in towns like  Nelson, Rossland and Kaslo, may or  may not have political significance. The  fight in Kaslo was ag-ainst R. F. Green,  M. P. P., and his candidate was defeated by 12 votes. The fight in Nelson  was to'down the member for Nelson riding, but the candidate he supported was  elected by 179 majority in a vote of 651.  In Rossland the issue was public  gambling, and the anti-gambling side  won. Both the successful and unsuccessful candidates for mayor were supporters of the Prior government.  "The people of Kootenay are almost  -to=a=man=opposed^to=any=kind=of^sub-"  sidy being given by the province to  either the Grand. Trunk or the Canadian  Northern. A candidate for the legislature who would favor such subsidies  would surely be defeated. They are  also almost as solid in favor of conducting tho next provincial election on  party lines. There may be a few disgruntled politicians, who want to keep  up the present hybrid arrangement, but  they are without influence.' The people  have got the bit in their teeth, and all  the influence that is supposed to eman-  ato from Otlawa and Victoria will have  little effect. In my opinion, the right  time to hold a general election in this  province is in June this year."���The  Colonist.  MINING NEWS.  The tunnel on the Cromwell'".mine,  near Trout lake, the property of the  Myee Exploration company, is now in  over 130 feet, and the outlook is very  premising.  The American Boy mine in the Slocan  is said to be shipping to the United  States trust smelter in east Helena.  This would indicate that the trust has  seen fit to lift the boycott which has  been upon British Columbia lead for  some time past.  Mr. Brigstock, the superintendent of  the Standard Development syndicate,  working the Hunter V. mine near Ymir,  is iii town, and reports everything looking well at the mine. Regular shipments are being somewhat delayed for  want of railway cars.  The Marysville smelter is to resume  smelting operations this spring. This  smelter scheme has received more boosting and has progressed less than any  similar enterprise on record. The Cranbrook Herald says it will take ?40,000  to complete the plant and that when it  is finished the company will arrange  matters so that there will be at least  $60,000 on hand with which to carry on  operations.  J. Frank Collom, managing director  of the Arlington and Speculator properties, has returned from his eastern  and California trip. On his way in he  spent several days in Spokane, consulting with professor Parks upon the question of the mill about to be erected at  the Arlington for the treatment of its  ores. The plans and specifications of  the mill will be finished in a few days  and Mr. Collom is busy getting things  in shape for its early construction. He  is firmly convinced of the success of the  process, as the experiments carried out  by professor Parks have been most  searching and they leave no room for  doubt.  The Lucky Jim group in the Slocan, is  looming large again in the press of the  mining districts.    The latest rumor is  to the effect that the Lanyon Zinc company is  dickering for  the purchase  of  the  property.    The  Lucky  Jim  is  the  "pick-me-up"   for  the  Slocan  camp.   It  was at one time operated by the Bra-  dens, and in connection with their operation of it they took a lease of the Pilot  j Bay smelter.   The concentrating of the  | ore at Pilot Bay proved an  expensive  : arrangement,  and eventually the    zinc  j contents of the ore forced the Bradens  i to close the mine down.   It is generally  ! regarded as a good sign that the Lanyon company should    be    anxious    to  secure a foothold in the Slocan, as it  speaks encouragement to the owners of  the  zinc  producing properties.  lead and its manufactures which has  been sought by the mining sections of  the province. This, coming close upon  the heels of the assurances of the Kootenay delegates that they had every reason to expect favorable treatment, would  Indicate that Laurier and his ministers  will have considerable difficulty in getting the old time free-traders of Ontario  to wink at any increases in the tariff.  This is one of the difficulties in which  political leaders find themselves when  they profess a fiscal policy which they  dare not put into effect. The Globe contends that the miners of Kootenay  should be content with free mining machinery, but James Cronyn, of the St.  Eugene mine, who has the most ore to  dispose of is the least pleased of Kootenay miners with the Globe's programme.  The    Toronto    Globe  has  come out.  openly against increased    duties  upon  GETTING ON PAYING BASIS.  The annual meeting of the American.  Boy Mining & Milling Company was  held Thursday. The following trustees  were elected: W. D. Wrighter, Thomas  McGuigan, M. C. Dunne, John Twohey  and W. O. Jones. Mr. Twohey is the  only new member of the board, taking  the place of W. J. Wilson. The trustees  will meet today and elect officers for the  year. The annual statement of the  company for 1902 shows receipts during  the year as follows: Sale of treasury  stock, $3,927.50; ore returns, $27,616;  profit boarding house, $408.28: total,  $30,359.76,  which,  with  liabilities  from  LE ROI CHANGES.  Cables from London:say that for the  future there will be no general manager of the Le Roi mine and smelter.  A. J. McMillant who was elected managing director, will in. future discharge  the duties of general 'manager, assistant managers being in charge of the  mine and smelter. Mi*. McMillan was  for many years emigration agent in  England for the province of Manitoba,  and did good work. He is managing  director of the Snowshoe mine in the  Boundary district.       ,  A BIG PROPOSITION.  W. Tattersall came'rdown from the  Mrytle group, at the :head of Twelve-  Mile, on Monday, and, exhibited some  fine ore in Slocan. The main shaft has  been sunk 80 feet arid-a crosscut is now  being driven to reach'the outer wall of  the vein. Fifty feet has been penetrated  and the drift is still jin. ledge matter.  More or less ore is carried all the way  across, being similar in character to the  Arlington. Four men fare working and  they will continue development until  May 1st." The new sleigh road to the  Ottawa greatly benefit!; the Myrtle, as  a half mile of le>*el .trail would connect  the two properties, s'p; ensuring easy  communication.       '   ��� i  PRESBYTERIANS HOLD THEIR  ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING  THE TOWN AND DISTRICT  G. D. Curtis, who has'.been spending- the  past week in Nolson, has returned to the  Boundary where he has .considerable work  in hand including the-'superintendance of  the court house at Greefiwood.  IT. XI. Harrison: is minUs one" of his donkeys. The animal 'was poisoned during  the week. Just who the'*culprit is has not  been ascertained, but as. the deceased donkey put in all of its time running-'at large  the opportunity was ample for its taking,  olf. *  Jfjlin R. Campbell, who, for several years  was in the employ of \V. F. Teetzel &  Company of tills city, lias taken over the  management of F. S. Atvvood's drug store  in Kaslo. Kaslo gains a'good druggist and  one of the best all-round athletes in the.  Kootenay.  Tlie annual address of B. J_r Walker,  general manager of the*Canadian Bank of  Commerce, is one of the most interesting-  addresses, that .have- been given to the  press for months past..-The address closes  'with a magnificent summary of the commercial and economic, conditions of the  Dominion which" gives O^very evidence of  cloj-o-slud.v cf-tire-'^.iibjGvJi::> -  --���--������ . -  Thomas Madden's little-son Charley met  with a serious accident yesterday: afternoon, the boy, who Is about four years old,  was passing the. K.W.G. block, the doors  of' the cellar were onen arid coal wasbe-  ing shovelled in. -The snow on the sidewalk is "about a; foot thick and the boy  slipped on the edge, falling into the cellar  which is 15 feet deep. He was taken home1  ��� win-en Dr. Hall found he had several ribs  broken. He is doing as well as can be.  expected.  Kaslo will probably Slave another municipal election on its hands in the course  of the next few days. At the recent election the electors failed to return the full  number of aldermen. The Municipal  Elections Act provides for the filling of  vacancies in such cases by the members  of the council elected. This was tried at  the first meeting of the new body but the  attempt^ended in failure. The anti-Green  men .'had a candidate in the person10 of  _John_Keen,-and^the^Grecn_men^ha(LvHenry=  Gelgerich with colonel Stone Tunning as an  independent On the first ballot Keen got  three votes, Giogerlch two and Stone one.  Tho colonel then dropped out and Keen  and Giegerich got three votes each, so that  a deadlock resulted. The Heu tenant-go v-  ernor-in-councll will now bo appealed to  to order a new election to fill the vacancy.  The annual congregational meeting of  St. Paul's Presbyterian church was held  in the church on Thursday evening.  Owing to the absence from the city of  Rev. Dr. Wright, judge Forin acted as  chairman, and A. L. McCulloch acted as  secretary.  The first business taken up was the  consideration of the report of the session  which was read by F. W. Laing, in the  absence of Dr. Wright. This report  showed -a membership enrollment of  140. During the year there were 60  names- taken off the roll by reason;of  removals, and the increase during the  same period was 38. The families connected with the congregation number  120. There were five deaths during the  year, of which two were members of  the; congregation and three adherents.  The members of the congregation contributed $200 during the year to the  schemes of the church, such as foreign  and home missions.  The treasurer's report was presented  by. P. Lamont, showing receipts from  all sources of $2,832.40. The balance  carried forward was $45.72 after the  payment of all liabilities    against the  church. The receipts from envelopes  and collections during the year were  $2,236.70. In explaining the report the  treasurer said the ,-roperty of the  church was ah asset of the congregation  free from mortgage, and consists of  four lots and the church buildings.  There was considerable discussion  over choir matters, and in the! end a  committee consisting of Mesdames S. S.  Taylor and D. J. McLachlan was appointed to visit the members of the  congregation and , ascertain whether  additional funds could be . raised for  choir, purposes;* .  The report of the Sunday school was  presented by F. M. Black, superintendent of the school. . It showed an average attendance of 92 per Sunday. The  revenue of the school for ordinary purposes was $115.80, and for other purposes $19.80. The superintendent also  reported the formation of a society of  the elder boys and girls for their mutual  improvement, and also for the furtherance of the Sunday school generally.  The officers of the Sunday school for  the current, year are F. M. Black, superintendent; F. W. Laing, assistant; A.  G. Shaw, secretary; A. S. Embree,  treasurer;     Miss    Hipperson,  organist,  choir leader and superintendent of the  infant class, and Misses Mary McBeath  and Ruth McDonald, librarians. _  The report of the Ladies' Aid was pre-"  sented by Mrs. S. S. Taylor. The financial showing of this organization \ was  exceptionally good, there being a-surplus of something over $600, including  the balance carried forward from the  previous year. - '  The report of the Y. P. S. C. E. was  presented by F. M. Chadbourn, and recited the achievements, of the society,  during the year. ~ ***  The congregation than proceeded,with  the election to fill the vacancies on the  board of management   caused   by;- the  retirement of P. Lamont, W. N. Iron-7  sides and John Mouat.   Messrs. Lamont'  and Ironsides offered for re-election1, but  this Mr. Mouat declined on the ground ,  of failing health.   Messrs. Lamont'and "*  Ironsides    were    re-elected, and , D. J.-  McLachlan was elected in the room of  Mr. Mouat.  On the conclusion of the other busl-"  ness, votes of thanks were tendered to *  the Ladles' Aid for the financial assist-",  ance-rendered during the year, and,also >,  to the members of the choir for their"  services. - '   -^   - _  ��-���-*���*  * _�����  - jCV  f '->  *     _:  HI  ��-:��**���  VICTORIANS OPPOSE FERRY.  ��� Victoria, Jan. 23.���The arrival here of the  steamer Victorian, to bo converted into a  . ferry st'euiner for the Victoria-Terminal,  and the local connection of the Great  Northern railway, is bringing the entire  question of tin* bonus by-law nnd tlio success or therwlsc- of the scheme prominently  before  the  public.  Sentiment has changed or, the whole  question, not only because of the unpopularity of the deal for the purchase of the  Victorian, but because of the general lack  of progress and the impractical arrangements that are being made by the local  management of the company. Should the  by-law again bo submitted. It is said that  the people of Victoria would give it a very  decided turn-down at the polls, and it i.s  tho fear of again trying to induce the  electors to support the scheme that is  probably ��� impelling the managers to try  to complete the original and not seek further favors  from the citizens.  CORBETT GETTING READY.   .  According to press reports, James J.  Corbett is making strenuous efforts to  develop a knockout punch. Now that  his match with Jeffries is practically  assured, he is practising a system of  training by which he means to utilize  his hitting power with more effect than  in his previous contests.  While Corbett has never earned a  reputation as a knockout fighter, experts  who know him well and who have  watched his work in the ring are well  aware that lie carries with him a punch  sufficiently hard for all practical purposes. That he can deliver a knockout  punch there is not the shadow of a  doubt; but heretofore he has not had  the time to set himself for a decisive  blow, his forte having been speed and  cleverness.  Men who witnessed the Corbett-Mit-  AN OLD HAND JACKS  UP THE 7  STATESMEN OF THE SUCCESS CLUB  There' is manifest trouble with the  local goyernment teams. The component members are not working together  harmoniously, or for that matter not  working at all. There is somehow or  somewhere an inaptitude about its composition. ' Either the leaders are balking  or the wheelers holding back in the  traces. The collars of both are hanging  loosely about neck and shoulders. The  wayside stopping places are frequently  closed and the horses, are not even in  harness. The coach gets along slowly  or does not get along at all, and the  passengers are grumbling. Of course  we do not mean the team over which  colonel Prior holds the ribbons in Victoria, but that other interesting -government team which has its mandate  from the parliamentary adjunct of the  Success. .Club. ,,This -parliament is,  however, hardly fulfilling, and justifying its existence, not because of any  lack of interest of its members/but  rather because of the inertness of the  ministers who have been entrusted'with  the .leadership of its deliberations. Their  programme was sufficiently extensive,-  and their policy broad enough to. have  elicited ' much interesting discussion,  both in attack and defence. But they  have fallen sadly short in performance.  They announced an intention of committing the country 'to a share in the  cost of imperial defence, but failed to  sustain their position by a single argument from one of themselves, nor was  there any; serious attempt to reply to  the vigorous onslaughts of their opponents. Their ministerial necks were  saved, but by a majority almost ludicrous in slimness. The sitting of parliament,' which, was to have been, held  on Monday last, was adjourned until"  Tuesday evening, but other attractions  proved' too strong for ministers, and  only one put in an appearance, and he  was scarcely prepared to proceed on his  own responsibility ,and there was necessarily a further adjournment. Next  Monday evening the budget speech is to  be delivered at an open sitting of the  parliament, when it is hoped-that the  responsible ministers will take themselves a little more seriously and enliven  the- occasion ,h.y_tbeir eloquence, else  they may find themselves the victims  of "that discontent mildly voiced by one  of their number at the business meeting of the Success Club on Wednesday.  m-bm  'Wfim  aSjfiiltei L  tffft  mi  "��S:"Ki  A-ml  At the.last, meeting of the Nelson  Success Club, a board of management  was elected to have general executive  powers over the affairs of the club.The  members of the board are: His honor  judge Forin, Rev. F. W. Graham, Jacob  Dover, James Wilks, G. C. Hodge, W. F.  Hansford, Fred Irvine, J. Matheson, J.  A. Frazer, A, H. Coppen, Frank Phillips, J. A. Richards and John A. Frazer:  This board will take vigorous measures to instal the needful athletic apparatus and will carry out the objects  of the club as originally proposed. .   ,-,. ';,j,*s  ���During the past week, .a pingTpong""**  I tounament  has  been) *;,itt -���progress^''"  ! members - ol-'the," club' tailing' part;,t|the^^i,4m  finals between 'Hansford and- Richards",'-'/g'fp  wilUbe played at the smoker on,Satur-iv<-/^|  day night. ".'*"       _  Next Monday night an open meetings^afcii  of the mock parliament will be held, "to t^i^  which the public is cordially invited. 7i,-r^^  The budget will be brought down by.'the^-g^;  minister of finance, and -a lively/debated ?&��  anticipated.      ,w/*.���\.��j^ .-^-^ar^S  The chess "-tournament-- just^flnished>i-;^*��;$!_  was keenly contested. ' The,final game*',^/^  between Harbor and Hansford was wott*-''''^^  by tbe,-latter.���       . ,   -,,._._,���'    .  The smoker to be held jthis evening  is open to all who wish to attend and  admission is free. A jolly evening of  songs, speeches, music, sparring, ping-  pong, etc., will be the order of business.  The programme    includes    songs by  Rev. F. H. Graham, Messrs. Grizzells,  Riley, Lochore and' Clark;   clog dance  by James Wilks; piano solo by W. A.  \ Jowett, etc., etc., and the winner of the  i ping-pong tournament will receive a*  handsome prize donated by Jacob  Dover.  is  Sffi  ALFRED  BEIT OF SOUTH AFRICA  RICHEST MAN IN HISTORY  Alfred Beit, of the De Beers Diamond  Mining company, who was stricken with  apoplexy the other day at Klmberley, has  been reckoned the only billionaire on earth.  "ND^other^inant^sineu-riioney-begari-to^be"  minted, ever possessed a fortune of a  thousand million dollars. So, If this estimate be correst, Belt Is the richest man in  history.  American newspapers are responsible for  his reputation as a billionaire. They first  published tlie characterization, coupled  with the statement that he could buy and  sell such comparative pigmies as John D.  Rockefeller and baron Rothschild. The  latest American estimate places his wealth  at $100,000,000, which is still probably in excess of any other man. Hut these estimates arc only shrewd guesses. No one���  possibly not Beit himself���knows the exact  figures of his colossal  wealth.  This much can be said safely: Had one  man owned all the mines of South Africa,  unquestionably he would have been the  richest man mf ull time. Belt did not own  them all, but he owned a very large share  of them. The conclusion that he was the  richest man In the world followed naturally enough.  Conservative British estimates placed  Belt's wealth In 1S95 at $20,000,000, a fortune equalled by that of a number of men  in Chicago, and not comparable to that of  many American captains of industry.  Belt's fortune has grown astonishingly  since 1S95. The Boer war made him richer  by many million dollars. The English generally refrained from setting down a guess  in figures because they had no definite  idea of his riches, and contented themselves with saying that "Belt had amassed  the biggest Individual fortune ever made  out of gold and diamond mines."  But If Alfred Beit is not the richest man  chell fight at Jacksonville, Florida, will  never doubt Corbett's ability as a  puncher, as he put the Englishman to  sleep without much trouble.  Corbett has decided to change his  tactics in future contests. He means  to sacrifice some of his speed for the  benefit of his hitting. In other words,  he means to slacken his pace when the  opportunity for a good, stiff blow presents itself, and in this way he hopes to  win some battles in more decisive  fashion than he has in the past. Corbett has, since his professional debut,  been regarded as the speediest of all the  big fellows. Lightning fast with both  hands and feet, he has boxed all around  his opponents, stinging them and bark-  in the world, there is no doubt that he is  one of the richest. He is the richest man  in Africa. His wealth is much greater  than tlie wealth left, either by Cecil Rhodes  "or^Barney^BarnTitjo^wlfo-"Willi-him stoocF  out as the great financiers of South Africa.  Some other tilings that may be said positively are that he Is tho largest diamond  merchant on earth; that he owns gold and  silver mines in Siberia, Korea and South  America; thnt lie has largo Interests in  tho Oneida and "Mariposa gold mines in.  California, and in tho Anaconda copper  mines in Montana; thnt he owns controlling Interests ln electric street railway systems In South Africa, Mexico, Chill  und IVjrtugnl: that lie possesses the best  holding in tin* .���Johannesburg gold fields,  consolidated under the name of the Rand  Mines, Limited, and vast copper Interests  In Rhodesia, anil that since the death of  Cecil Rhodes he practically Is the great  De Beers company.  Belt was born in Hamburg, Germany,  In ISM. Jlls family was one of the bourgeois respectability and some wealth, his  father being a merchant in" the shipping  business, lie was given a college education and wns then assigned, to a slool in  the counting noom of his father's house,  nnd might be there yet If in 1S07 an unsuspecting Hottentot had hot Kicked up a  shining pebble on a desolate farm In Gri-  qualnnd. The naked negro's uccldcnt.il  pebble was the first diamond taken from  those fields, which afterwards became the  richest and  most famous In the world.  The elder Belt shipped much mining machinery to South Africa; securities not being the best imaginable he sent his son to  the Cape In 1S75 to in vestige conditions.  Young Beit at that time was 22 years old.  He trekked at the trail of an ox team  across   Cape     Colony,    the   Orange     Free  ing them with rapid-fire fusilades or  jabs and hooks to face and body. He  has preferred this manner of warfare to  the more deliberate style in which  knockouts are accomplished. Jim, who  has always been a close student, has  come to realize that he can improve his  worth as a fighter by giving more attention to hard hitting. With this object  in view, he spends much time in dumb  bell exercise, by which he is developing  the muscles of the forearm and back-  shoulder. He uses five-pound dumb  bells, and believes that while they will  have a tendency to make him a trifle  slow in the arms, the additional power  gained by this exercise will more than  even  up  matters.  State,  the  Transvaal,' and. so   came   into  Klmberley.  He  found  the  mining-  Industry  chaotic.  He  began   at   the  outset  a  wprk_whlch_  usually Is attributed to Cecil Rhodes, who  did not go into the diamond fields until  some years afterward���the work' of combining and systematizing- the diamond mining Industry. Rhodes had a large hand in  the ultimate close-corporation result, but  Beit was the first to realize that even  diamonds might become so cheap as to  bo profitless; to gain control of the market by buying up scattered claims and to  engineer projects to prevent overproduction and  the glutting of the market.  Rhodes, whose mines were in; Griqualand,  was at first Beit's business rival. The  story of the diamond war which raged between them is one of tho picturesque romances of South Africa. In the end their  Interests and those of Barnato were consolidated In the De Beers company.. The  area of the consolidated company's mines  Is over 100 acres In extent, and the capital  Is $40,000,000. About $6,000,000 is paid In  dividends  annually.  Beit is much below the medium height,  with blonde hair, grey eyes and a soft  voice. He has a reputation for silence.  He is well rend, well travelled, well groomed. He has keen artistic tastes. He  studiously avoids publicity  of any sort.  His home in Park Lane is one of the  handsomest residences in London. It ls>  three stories in height, covers- a great area  of ground, and is flanked by .winter gardens. It was completed In the latter part  of 1S88. The collection of Louise Seize furniture with which it is appointed is said  to be unequalled. Its picture gallery is  counted one of the best private collections  in Europe. Park Lane is in London's exclusive  West End.  "I will be as fast as ever on my feet,"  said Corbett, "and I believe I can afford  to sacrifice some of the speed of my  arms to utilize the punch which I know  1 have. It is only a question of setting  myself to order to deliver a knockout  blow. I hit Jeffries often enough to  stop a dozen men, but the jolt was not  in the blows. I was in and around and  all over him, biffing him at will, but  I never took the time to set. Next  time we meet look out for different results. My legs will still be fast enough  to take me to and from him, and with  the heavy arm work I am doing, I will  have the punch developed. I feel confident of not only defeating Jeff but of  putting him out."  7 ;$$i*& &  I  I  * &  eif  Si  -  fe  "1  'f,  r  I  ��**  2  The Nelson Tribune  _E-t-  Bank of Mont  Established 1SI7.      Inoarportted by Act of Parliament.  CAPI TAL (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  REST      8,000,000.00  UNDIVIDED PROFITS  165,856.00  HEAD OFFICE, MONTREAL  Rt*. Hon. Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal, G. C. M. G , President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice-President.  E. S. Clouston, General Manager.  NELSON BRANCH,  Corner Baker an-i  Kootenay Streets  A. If. BUCHANAN, Manager.  ImperialBank of Canada I  0-A._=>I'I*_fl_T_._   (Authorized).  CAPITAL     (Paid Up)  ���RIBBST  '.   64,000.000  ��2'-<_38'5Q5  HEAD  OFFCB,  TORONTO,  ONTABIO.���Branches In the Northwest Territories, Provinces of British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontexio and Quebec.  T. R. MERRITT, President.  K. HAT. Assistant Gen. Manager.  D. R. WILKIE, VIce-Pres. and Gen. Man.  W. MOFFAT, Chief Inspector.  NELSON BRANCH���A general banking business tranasted. ���  Savings  Department���Deposits  received and Interest allowed. ���  Drafts sold, available ln all parts of Canada, United States and Europe. Special #  attention given to collections.                                  j   M>  LAY> Managert ���  Canadian Bank of Gorrjrnerce  With .Which is Amalgamated  The Bank of British Columbia  Paid Up Capital $8,000,000  Re-err-  Fund $2,500,000  Aggregate Resources Over $65,000,000  HON.  GEO. A.  Head Offlce,  COX, President.  -  Toronto. ,  B.  E.  WALKER,  General Manager.  NELSON  BRANCH.  Saying's  Bank  Department���Deposits received and Interest allowed  ���nt rate 3. per cent.  Pres-  BRUCE HEATHCOTE, Manager.  TRAINS AND STEAMERS  Leave ahd Arrive at Kelson as Below*  "W*TB��j.���  OAKTADIAN PACIFIC SYSTEM  UUVR  [CROW'S NEST RAILWAY]  {Kuskonook, Creston, Movie.)  ���S4_i _ m [Cranbrook, Marysville. Forfcl  ow a-m-gtoele. Elko,, Fernie, Michel.'  n_iw   QMairmore, Frank,  Maoleod  "**"�����  ^thbridge, Winnipeg,   and  [ all Eastern pofnte.  &<  LKAV*_   'COLUMBIA & KOOTENAYI arrive  RAILWAY  8 a. m.    j-lobson. Trail and Rossland. 1(10:35 a.m.  (Dafly except Sunday)  8 a. m.    | Robson, Rossland, Cascade. | 9:35 p.m.  Grand Forks, Phoenix,    ���  Greenwood and Midway. -  (Daily except Sunday)  p. m.Btobson, Nakusp, Arrowhead,  "y   fRovolatafco.and all points east1  (and west on C.P.It. main lino,  8:40  10 p.m.  Dally  Robeon. Trail and Rossland.  JLRBIVB  5*0 p. m.  Daily,  9:35]  Dai  9:35  i.m.  i:35 p.m.  Dafly.  XKAVx    SLOCAN RIVER RAILWTfj arrivb  116 a_m. Slocan City, Silverton     ew 3:10 p.m.  Denver. Three Forks, San-.on  (Dally exoept Sunday)  .UCAVK  - p. Uk  _ p.m.  KOOTENAY  LAKE  STEAMBOATS  Balfour.PUot Bay, Ainsworth  alo and all Way Landir ~*  (Daily except Sunday)  |_ardo and all  _ ts on tho|  (Lardo & Trout Late Branch.  (On Mon. Wed. and Fri.)  From Lardo and Trout Lake  I    (On Tun. Thur. and Sat) I  simple justice and not favoritism to-  Lillie, and there* is every reason to believe that more lasting harmony will  come of it than if the fire chief had  been sacrificed as was suggested by .the  members: of ) the council who opposed  Lillie's re-appointment. The city bylaw  sets out that the chief of the fire brigade shall be the choice of the members  'of the brigade, and it has never been as  much as suggested that the members of  the fire brigade, to a man, do not desire  Lillie as their chief.  jjuuvjc  11:00  a. m.  11 a.m.  GEBAT^NOETHEEN-SYSTBBir  X-UVB  Depot  tNELSON & FORT  SHEP-j arrive  PARD RAILWAY  JYirdr, Salmo, Erie, WanetajMonnfin  7j0^9fTn JNortiiport.Rofldand, Colvltle  ttn  7i50 %m.  Dafly.  and Spokane.  Mating; through erauaect-dns  at Spokane fo the sooth*  t -v..   ��  LIMVK  Nolson  a.m.  do  8:35 p. m.  Dally  LEAVE  Dally  ������DO a. m.  1.-00 p. m.  The latest report in connection with  the much talked of transcontinental  railway across the northern portion of  the. Dominion is that the scheme has  the backing of James. .1. Hill, and that  there is complete harmony between  Hill, Mackenzie & Mann and the Grand  Trunk railway . company. It is worth  remembering, however, that Mr. Hill  does not build all the railways in which  the newspapers of the country interest  him. ���'''..  Those who may be entrusted to look  after the new mining association which  is being hatched at the coast should  profit by the mistakes that were made  by the several mining associations  throughout Kootenay. While'it cannot  be denied that much good may be ex-  east and west  KOOTENAY LAKE  STEAMBOATS  tealf our, Pilot Bay, Ainsworth  iKaalo and all Way Landings.  KASLO & SL-1CAN  RAILWAY  .. Kas'o..  . Sandon.  7:10 p-xn,  Depot.  8 p.m.  Daily  AKRITB  KAfllO  8:40 a. m.  Nelson  7:16 p. ra.  Doily  AKIUVh.  Daily  3:15 p.m.  11:25 a m.  THE NELSON TRIBUNE  i      Founded ln 1892.  Editorial and Business Offlce  Room 9, Madden Block.  The Nelson Tribune Is served by carrier  to subscribers In Nelson or sent by mall  to any address ln Canada or the United  States, for one dollar a year; price to  Great Britain, postage paid, $1.50. No  subscription taken for less than a year.  JOHN  HOUSTON,   Editor.  SATURDAY. JANUARY 24, 1903.  Chief Lillie is again at the head of the  fire department. Chief Lillie is no  better nor no worse than when he was  dismissed by mayor Fletcher, but the  majority of the members of the city  council take the position ithat chief  Lillie having been dismissed by mayor  Fletcher without sufficient cause it is  due to the deposed official that he be  reinstated. The action of the council  on Monday evening in re-appointing  Lillie will probably mark the end of the  long squabble that has centered round  the Are hall for the past year. Tho  newly elected  council    has    dealt   out.  ^ected^of^cMe^tld^actiMnDn the part"  of all who are "interested in mining,  care must be taken to see that the organization is not permitted to become a  political engine and its meetings a  medium for advertising to the outside  world the blue-ruin talk of disgruntled  politicians who masquerade as mine  managers and promoters.  The tariff question has  taken on an  interesting    phase    by    the   overtures  which  have been made by the United  States government looking to reciprocity  in soft coal.   The solution of the question interests the whole of the Dominion  in that free coal will in all probability  mean free flour, and while Ontario might  be willing to accept free coal the milling interests and the farmers have no  liking  for   the'" prospect   of  free  flour.  Flour and coal are related in the Canadian tariff for the reason that the duty  on flour was held out to the province of  Ontario   as   its   compensation   for   the  duty on soft coal which was imposed in  the interests of the coal mining interests of the maritime provinces, and if  Ontario is to have free coal the maritime provinces will insist on free flour.  An hour of Tarte on free coal and free  flour should prove interesting when he  has  an  opportunity of addressing    his  former  colleagues  in  the commons.  health officer as well. In doing (his  mayor Rose is simply giving the ratepayers a larger measure of service than  he was called upon to do. It certainly  is not a move which those who earnestly desire economy in (he management of the city's affairs can quarrel  with, and it can also be fairly placed to  the credit of mayor Hose that lie did  not hold any such action out as a bait  to secure voters prior to his election.  A policy of retrenchment is always au  unpleasant one, and in most instances a  thankless one, but the retiring of surplus officials is in every seiise preferable  to a general cheese-paring of salaries.  Mayor Rose, and alderman Irving, and  alderman Kirkpatriek and alderman  Morrison might have made good fellows  out of themselves by allowing matters  to drift as they were even if they did not  fit in with their ideas of economy, but  being good fellows is nol always a certificate as a good mayor and good aldermen.  Mayor Rose and the aldermen who  were elected on the Progressive ticket  have launched their policy of retrenchment. In doing so they are only acting  fairly with the electors whose support  they enlisted when they were candidates  for office. With respect to the position  of health officer, the proceedings of the  council meeting indicate that in addition to his other duties tha mayor is  willing   to   undertake    the    duties   of  INTERESTING MODERN FABLES."  Once there was a lover who was on  the Ragged Edge of the Desert where  the Old Bachelors live. He was good  and tired of the Aristocratic Boarding  House, in whicli one-half of the Women  Folks ��� are Private Detectives. This  thing of living in a Pigeon Hole and  looking out at a Tin Roof had lost all  Rarity and Charm for Horace.  He had gazed into.the Barren Future  and made up his mind to Marry, even  if he had to choke some Nice Girl in  order to force her to say "Yes." He  was all keyed up for Matrimony and tlie  next Thing to do was to choose the  Lucky Bride.  Horace had done more or less rehearsing, and he was wise to the Fact that  it is just as easy to love a Girl who has  the Coin as it is to get dippy over the  Honest Working Girl. Some Men imagine that the Foxy Play is to grab off  something that never owned any Sunbursts and Sable Wraps, and probably  she will be satisfied with Departmental  Store Turquoises and imitation Lamb's  Wool.  But Horace observed that those who  never had been strong enough to throw  on the Lugs while they were living at  Home were the very ones.,who put  crimps into the Bank Account before  the Honeymoon played out.  Horace often suspected that some of  them hooked up merely to get a'Whack  at the Finery. But then Horace was a  regular old Cynic.  So he decided that he would pick One  whose Folks had already bought for  her about everything she would need.,:  After travelling the Beat for.a month:  and putting down Names in his Pocket  Memorandum Book, he drew a Red Mark  around the Name of Lucille and the  same day he sent her some Orchids and  a new Book that he knew she would  Enjoy, because it had such a Sweet Love  Story running through it. 7  Soon after that the Girl at Central  began to know all about the Progress  of the Affair. Lucille was all around  the Neighborhood assuring People that,  although. Horace had been Lovely to  her and she esteemed him as one of  her dearest and kindest Friends, there  was really and truly Nothing Doing.  Consequently everyone could see how  it was going to turn out.  Horace had fondly supposed that the  Recipe for becoming engaged was  simply to Warm Up to the Girl until he  could Hold Hands without using Brute  Force, and then wait for tlie Psychological Moment. So one Night when  Lucille looked up into his Eyes and said  he was different from any other Gentleman she had ever met, he came back  with the Speech. Her only Reply was  to slip him one of Papa's Business  Cards which she had ready for the  Occasion.  "Go and square yourself with him,"  said Lucille.  Next morning Horace, wearing his  best Bib and Tucker .(also 8,000,000  Goose Pimples) was shown into Papa's  -Officer^First=he~hatrt6=tell"air abouT  his Assets and his Business Experience  but that didn't take long. Then he  told how much he saved every Month,  If he swelled ^t a little, it was because  he loved the Girl.  After he had answered all the Questions he had to sit and listen to that  well-known Monologue which is the  Prize Specialty of the Self-Made Party  who began life by working for. $7 per  Month and saving $5 of it. Lucille's  father said that Young Men nowadays  are too Extravagant and not half as  Industrious and Keen as he had been  about the time that he escaped from the  Farm-. He sat there and Hurled Bouquets at himself until his Arm gave out,  after which he told Horace to go and  fix it with Lucille's Mother.  Mother wanted to know, first, if he  was willing to be married in the Episcopalian church. He had to tell all  about his Family. She seemed much Relieved when she learned that lie had  Relatives in Virginia. Horace knew  that part of it would be all right���  sunless she should happen to see some  of the Relatives some day.  She told him why a House was preferable to a Flat, and scratched two or  three of his Suggestions for Ushers.  After letting him know that he would  cut but little Ice at the Ceremony, she  suggested that he go over and make  himself solid with Uncle Samuel, because he had been accustomed to hold  Lucille on his Knee when' she was a  mere Tot.  And, of course, that gave him a right  to Butt in on all Family Issues.  Uncle Samuel asked Horace what  Church he attended' regularly. The only  thing that saved Horace was that he  happened to remember the Name of a  Church. Horace tried to Side-Step the  Questions about Drinking and Smoking,  but Uncle Pinned him Down, so he said  that he,had been tempted often, but he  had not fallen as yet.  After running tbe Family Gauntlet,  Horace heaved a Sigh of Relief and  believed that he had clinched all the  Preliminaries. Not so; he had forgotten  to fix it .up with his own Firm.  An Employee can go on the outside  and do almost anything and  tlie Firm  will not interfere, but the Minute ho  talks Marry, then old Mr. Side-Whiskers  sends for him to come lo his Private  Office. The reason for this is that every  Antique in the Wholesale District has a  lot of cut-and-dried Advice which he  loves to unload on anyone who is compelled to stand and take it. So Horace  learned from his respected Boss that  for two or three Years the Couple  should live on Cereal Food and make  their own Clothes.  The next Bunch of AVarning and  Advice came from the True Friends at  the Club. They put him down at a  Table and sat around him and inhaled  the Scotch until they were all Pie-Eyed  and then they told him what a Horrible  Risk he was taking and how not more  than a half dozen Married Men in town  seemed really happy, and although she  was a Nice Girl, she had been engaged  two or three times before; und Mother-  in-Law would be a fierce Proposition.  For a Hammer Duet, the Men's Club  makes the Boiler AVorks seem like the  Hush of Death.  The Reader may suspect that Horace  was actuated by Mercenary Motives.  However, the fact that he went the  Rounds and listened to every one and  then Married the Girl proves that he  truly Loved her.  MORAL:   Elope.  GAMBLERS OUT OF LUCK.  The grand jury of Seattle, are getting  down to business; they intend to put  down public gambling'. The first arrest  made was that of Horace B. Dunbar,  proprietor of the Rainier-Grand hotel,  which is one of the most exclusive in  the city. He is charged, together with  Mark Hoff and Harry Fason, with conducting swindling gambling games in  the clubrooms of his hotel. Dr. J. A.  Kloeber of the Hot Springs, who is said  to have lost considerable money i at the  Rainier-Grand games, gave evidence  before the grand jury in the matter.  Bail was fixed in Dunbar's case by judge  Bell at ?2,000.  The suit brought by Mrs. Martin  against (the prflpriettorsJ of.bhe Owl  gambling establishment at Spokane for  $2,850 said by her husband to have been  lost at gaming, has been settled by the  payment to Mrs. Martin of $1,000 and  the  matter has been  dropped.  ^^S^vS??^*-^;^.^  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  O.A.:i?XT_A.:___  stock:  $1,000,000  In   100,000 Shares of $10 each,  Par Value, Fully  Paid-Up and Non-Assessable.  The Company invites subscriptions for  10,000 shares of the  above stock   ��� -AT $2.50   PER   SHARE��� ������   The Alberta Coal & Coke Co.'s property is situated 14 miles east of Blairmore, Alberta, on the Crow's  rNest railway, and is known as the Holwey mine. ��� ���  This property has been a shipper for 15 years.  The company has under control 6,400 acres of coal lands, upon which seven seams are exposed, ranging in width from 15 feet to 25 feet, as far as explored.  A sidetrack to the mine iu about completed.  The io.ooo shares now being" offered to the public is positively the only block  of stock put on the market at that price.  Applications  will   be  received at the Company's  office, on Baker street, one door west of the Canadian  Bank of Commerce.  Brydges,   Blakemore   &   Cameron.Ltd., are oilicial brokers for the Company.  | Alberta Goal and Coke Co., L  *_*  IMJTED,  NELSON, B.C.  to  to  to  to  ito  to  ito  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  **&&&&&&&&&&&.&&&&&&& ****#&**:**&*&***&*.*.  #  D. J. ROBERTSON & CO.  The Bight Time to  Invest or Speculate in  Beal Estate Is When  Sellers Ape Hard Up op  PricesAbnormallyLow  The undersigned lias been authorized to  offer for sale W. H. Brandon's addition to  Slocan City. The addition contains'' 80  acres, a part of -which has been platted.  Of the lots platted, 134 remain unsold. Of  the unplatted portion (50 to 60 acres) 40  acres are suitable for gardening or orcharding, being the finest land in Slocan  valley and can be easily cleared and irrigated. The addition has a water-works  system.of its own.. The big sawmill that  has been bonused by Slocan City will be  erected on land Immediately adjacent to  Brandon's addition. Included are Ave  buildings, which now rent for $500 a year.  Selling price,' $7,000. Terms, $3,500 cash  and the balance on time.   -  Furniture  ands  Funeral  Directors  PARLOR SETS our specialty this week. A 5-piece Walnut Frame, No. 1 Valours, all odd colors; nw two pieces alike;  trimmed in silk plush with silk cords, good gimps and first  class   springs.   , '  S_E_.S,S!S       PARLOR SET/$19.00 PER SUITE.  Our Undertaking department  is   under   the   direction  Mr. Clark.  of  Day Phone No. 292.  Night Phone No. 142.  im  J*i,  BAKER STREET.  I also have instructions to offer for sale  the following pieces of real estate ln Nelson: ��� ���  VERNON STREET���Inside Lot, 60x120  feet, north frontage, between Josephine  _and Hall streets, unimproved. Price $1,260  cash.  BAXER    STREET���Inside    Lot,    50x120  =fe_l.__spjath=ifrontage,__betW-een=Josephine^  and Hall streets, unimproved.   Price, $5,000  or will put lot against permanent improvements to cost $5,000.  SILICA STREET���Inside Lot, 50x120 feet,  north frontage, between Hall and Hendryx streets. Improvements, 6-room cottage,  with all  conveniences.    Price,  $2,600.  BAKER STREET���Lot 25 by 120 feet on  south sltlo of Baker Street. Next east of  Sherbrooke hotel.   Price, $1,125.   Terms.  SILICA STREET���Lot and improvements on northeast corner Silica and Ward  streets. Residence has all conveniences.  Price, $2,500.    Terms.  D. J. 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The old gentleman's huiid wu-, thrown  well back, und hla mouth -wat* open. 1  would sooner by much have sat down on  u hedge hog. ���  Slater understood my anxieties. He knew  that my feelings towards Mr. Morris were  not merely such as a bank manager may  be expected to have for a rich and punctilious customer. He knew about Glayds.  He had written a play in the days of his  youth, and might be supposed further to  have a more than average acquaintance  with human nature. He was extremely  doubtful whether Mr. Morris would ever  consent to accept mo as a son-in-law.  ���'That kind of a fellow," lie had said, "regards an only daughter as an asset, or a  chattel, to be realized, when he pleases,  at full market value." Slater had taken  my word for it that Gladys was beautiful.  He was sorry for it, for my sake. In his  cynical opinion, the fact almost doubled  her market value.  There were seven or eight other men in  the smoking room.  With a sinking heart I lifted the forlorn object. It looked like a relaxing concertina. Two or three ungenerous chuckles  drifted towards me amid the smoke of  cigars. Mr. Morris was extravagantly"  fond of his personal appearance; not conceited, but foppishly particular, _���' had  heard him once exclaim to the hall-porter,  "Good gracious! is that a hair on ��� my  coat, "Williams?'- For heaven's sake, fetch  a brush!" He was the kind of man who  would receive my apologies in killing silence and leave the room my mortal enemy.  Especially In the .circumstances, for 1  knew instinctively that ho yearned fo"  any plausible excuse to say to Gladys,  "That man you, in your Ignorance, suppose you love, my dear child, is not only  a commercial adventurer, but a clumsy  fool; and so there's an end of It all."  My reflections were of the most rapid  kind as I stood with the wreck In my  hand. Suddenly a sonorous snore broke  (nay, undulated)' from the chair before the  /ire. The next moment Slater, K.C., .was  at my elbow.  "You're in luck's way, Hartley," he  whispered. "Let's have a look at It. Capital indeed! Deverish's place is quite near.  Come along. We'll manage it if we're  quick."  I don't know how Slater did his -walking  to the door, but I know I went tremulously on tiptoe, thick though the Turkey carpet undoubtedly was. Those other fellows  grinned as though lt were the most amusing of commonplace misadventures. ��� They  were not behind the scenes. But to me  it was as if my future life depended on  tho softness of my footsteps. '  "Now then," said Slater, when we were  in the hall, "a cab and the hat-shop will  soon  put things normal  again."  The hall-porter seemed to smile all over  his uniform,  right down  to- his boots,  indeed, at the sight of the hat.   Little things  amuse small minds, as we all know.  "Mr. Morris's, I can see, sir," he said.  "Then hold your'tongue," I said, pressing a half-crown into his pliable palm.  He thanked me and glanced at the clock.  "I  was to  get him  a  cab at a quarter  past two for the bank" he continued.  A quarter past two! That allowed us  twenty minutes, no more. "Williams blew  his whistle shrilly at my biding A  lack-lustre, familiar face looked at me ap-  pealingly from the base of tho s^eps. The  giant Chang might have looked up in the  same way and not have obtained recognition at- that moment. Confound the  =',gi*bw'le"rsf"=='Wh"eror"w��,^thW?'i=USimIIy:=  three or four came up at the call; now not  ono was in sight.  "Whistle again, man���and yet not too  loud���that is, whistle just loud enough,"  I said, much agitated as I remembered  how piercingly as a rule these cab-calls  reached us in the smoking room. It were  an ironical mischance, Indeed, If Mr. Morris wero to open his eyes, yawn, and look  for his hat as the result of our very endeavors lo do our business while he slept.  The lack-lustre object down below  touched Its hat. Then I noticed it. It had  been ono of Mr. Morris's own clerks, a  poor i-esldum of respectability named  Bowers'. Drink had done for him: his carmine nose, pale face, dishevelled hair, and  faded clothes all bore witness against him.  More than loneo of late I had found the  poor fellow hanging about thr? club door,  i had even caught Mr. Morris giving him a  sovereign and some sad head-shakes.  Thero Is no harm and perhaps no credit  in saying that I had given him something  small myself.  "Anything I can do, Mr. Hartley?"  asked poor Tom Bowers faintly.  "Why, yes," I replied. "Run and fetch  a hansom as fast as ever���But stay," it  seemed wise to kill two birds with one  stone, "take this hat to Deverish," in New  Bond   street.    Know   it?"  "Get an exact duplicate���exact;, you understand, but new, of course. Here's a  sovereign. Put this one on your own head  afterwards. It will block out by-and-by.  Hurry man, hurry! Everything depends  on speed."  Tom Bowers rushed up the street. He  stopped a hansom a hundred yards off,  looked back; I nodded strenuously; he got  into it, and���I breathed with relief.  Slater, K.C., meanwhile enjoyed himself by my side. He was not ordinarily  what you would call a mirthful man, but  when I turned towards him he was smiling  serenely. .'  "Reminds me of my younger days, Hartley," he was kind enough to say. "As a  poor hungry devil in Gray's Inn, I'd have  made a little Comedy of a Hat out of it.  The start's first rate, and that's always  half the battle."  I tried to smile sympathetically. I felt  I owed him that much civility; besides,  his father and my grandfather had been  very Intimate. But my smile was strained.  I  was   listening  tensely  for   the  voice   of  'suburbs, this evening I would not do so.  The hours that Intervened before I found  myself at the rather stately door of Wellington House, Mr. Morris's lavish residence, wore on the whole comfortable  hours.  I rang the bell with a sense of Invigorating confidence.  "Mr. Morris finished dinner?" I asked,  with a calmness that would have delighted me If I could have viewed lt Impersonally.  "My master is���much hupset, sir," replied  the man,  dolefully.  "Upset! Why, what's the matter?" Was  it possible thnt ho liad discovered the  change of hats?  "Ho came home early, sir���not quite  himself; and���Perhaps you would like to  see Miss Morris?"  Should I or should I not? My heart  again made a coward of me. I turned to  go, with some ordinary expressions of  sympathy; then hesitated, and���saw  Gladys herself cro~s the hall.  "Who is it, Benson?" she called out,  and the next moment her hand was towards me, there was the welcome I loved  in her eyes, and she was saying. "Oh, I  am so glad! Papa does so. want to see  you."  "See���me?" I stammered, holding the  dear hand as if it were already one of the  anchors of my life.  "Yes. Come into the drawing room,  and I will tell you about it. I was so  terrified at first, but the doctor says his  constitution is one that is likely to be disturbed violently by small fanciful causes.  It was a kind of a stroke, David. You  must do your very best to soothe him."  "A kind of stroke!"  My brow became dewy with horror. Even  Gladys seemed concerned about my appearance. The one faint wrinkle of anxiety which I had already noticed on her  sweet face took to itself a partner.  "It is not serious yet," she said. "1  think I will go and tell him you are here  flrst of all David. I'm sure he is worrying  all the time."  She  moved   to  the door.  "Stop. Gladys!" I cried, "just one moment. It isn't all about a trumpery hat.  is it?"  She looked at me gravely, with reproach  in her dear eyes.  "How could you know?" she said. "Yes,  it  is  all  because  of  papa's  curious  habit  Mr. Abiathar Morris. ��� The very worst  thing' of all that could happen would be  his abrupt appariatlon behind me before the  new hut had arrived. I knew perfectly  well he would find It more than convenient  to treat my conduct In the sequel as an  attempt at deception, and a gross piece  of Impertinence into the bargain.  "Good-bye," said Slater, quietly, and he  slipped off down the street.  He slipped from my. mind also. I had  nothing in the world to think of Just then  but Tom Bowers and the hansom. Even  the. Bank was forgotten, though I am the.  most methodical of men and accustomed  to re-enter lt punctually every working  afternoon at about ione minute past two  o'clock.  The hansom came down the street like  the traditional wolf on the fold. Forth  jumped atom Bowers, with excitement  beaming even from his sufficiently bright  nose, hat-box In hand, and Mr. Morris's  ruin on his head.  "Quick, man," f whispered. I fore off  the lid of the box, dropped' this at the  feet of the hall-porter, turned the handle  of the smoking-room door, and���all was  well.  He still looked like a sleeping and snoring cameo. I put the hat on the chair and  retreated. The revulsion of feeling was  so keen in its effects that I could not smile  all at once to answer the hall-porter's  smile. I murmured something or other,  paid the cabman, who was at once requested by Williams to stay for Mr. Morris,  glanced about for my humble ally, wondered why he had vanished so delicately,-  and hurried away to the Bank.  ��� Doubtless Tom Bowers was in his ..own  opinion, adequately rewarded for his services by the crushed hat itself.  All was well.  Mr. Evans, the cashier, was sl'ghtly surprised at my unpunctuality. He did not,  of course, say so; he looked it. But little  I cared for that. With a light heart, I  went on into my private, oflice and prepared to cool down gradually into an  automaton until four o'clock.  lt was exactly a quarter" to three when  Glndy's. father was'again brought forcibly  before my mind.  Wilberforce, the second cashier, then  came to me with a letter bearing the business stamp.of .Morris.Limited.- It was addressed to me, in Mr. Morris's handwriting,  and was as follows:  "Dear Mr.  Hartley,���Pray oblige me by  cashing   the   enclosed   check    for    ��10,000  (ten  thousand)  in  ��100 notes,  and sealing  tho parcel  for bearer.���Yours faithfully,  7       "ABIATHAR MORRIS."  I feel rather ashamed to confess that my  first impulse"on reading this commonplace  epistle was one of joy.    The  little affair  of  the  hat  and   my  part  in  it  were  obviously not disclosed to him.   But the very  necessary instinct of  professional  caution  then arose' uppermost.7  "Who brought this?" I asked.  "One of Mr. Morris's lads���young Bowers,  I think," was the reply.  The unfortunate  Tom  had a young son  in the office from which he had fallen. .-Mr.-  Morris's   clerks   often  brought   checks   to-  be credited to his account or to be cashed;  the latter sometimes for considerable sums.  I   gave  the   letter   to   Wilberforce,   who  raised his eyebrows when he read it.  ���  "Ten��thousand!"  he  exclaimed.  But  the  earlier  exhilaration  in  reaction  returned upon me.  "You must cash it, of course, and obey  his instructions," I said. "Mr. Morris  may be imprudent, but we mustn't risk  offending him. Besides," I added, "I  was aware that he was sending or coming  for some such purpose."  Then I also examined the check again.  I felt no inclination to tell my colleague  that I had only seen Mr. Morris asleep.  But an idea flashed to me. The check  would be a highly precious pretext for  calling at Wellington House that evening  after Mr. Morris's dinner hour. He would  appreciate the prudence which prompted  the inquiry, and I should see Glayds.  AVe both lived at Brondesbury, and although, as a rule, I preferred .to stay in  more lively parts of the metropolis until  a time most suitable for social, calls, in_the_  of carrying things in his hat."  "Habit of carrying  things in his hat!"  What did she mean?  She  seemed surprised  at  my.  consternation, as before at my reference to the hat.  "Sit  down  for  a  minute  or   two,"   she  said suddenly,  "and you shall hear about  It.    Perhaps  it   would   be  wisest   that   I  should tell you, and not poor papa.   Then  you could  start right away at consoling  him.   Do you see, dear?"  "lt   is   about  a    check,    David,"    said  Gladys,  "and I want you to assure papa"  that you will stop payment und that sort  of thing immediately.   Duvld, what Is the  matter?"  "Go on, dear," I said with difficulty. "Let  me hear the whole story."  "But you lo6k so horribly frightened!"  "Professional  instinct,   Gladys,"   I  murmured.    "Well  what about  this  check?"  "It was for ten thousand pounds, dear,"  she continued, softly, as If out of consideration   for  my   nerves,  ii "Papa   wrote  it at the office in order to get it cashed at  the Bank after luncheon,    It was  to pay  those German Heinsen people,  I think he  said.    Well,  he put it in the lining of his  hat."       '''������<"?$  Idiot that I was! HacVI not often chuckled to myself at: this eccentricity in Mr.  Morris? He would enter the Bank, remove  his hat, place it on the counter, and take  from it the��bills or checks he wished to  deposit or cash. Once he had condescended  to explain that he considered his hat the  safest of pockets in the London streets.  Thieves < do not  think of picking hats.  "He put it in the lining of his hat you  were saying."  . With these words 1 encouraged Gladys  to continue, for she had stopped at my  exclamation of dismay.  "Yes, and he took it with him, of course,  ho the club. There lie-had a little nap  after his luncheon, and it was when he  woke up and looked for the check that he  found it was gone. The man who brought  him here in the cab said all he could say  was, "Get me home at once!" There was a  doctor in the dining-room, and he said it  was a paralytic seizure; but Dr. Richardson doesn't think it was quite that, for he  can talk quite-'plainly now. _t was the  shock, no doubt, for the check was payable to bearer. He has been working much  too hard Cor years, -poor papa, and you  m'ust.go up to him, David,' and convince  him that there is nothing to worry about,  for of course you will stop payment and  that kind of thing. Oh, David, if you  knew what a relief it whs .to' mo. just now  to hear your voice! He has talked of you  a good deal the last day'or two." 7  : "Has lie, dear?" I asked, through the  mist of my misery.    7  "Yes, David. He has such a very high  opinion of you as a man of business." . 7  The .bitterness of it! And the simplicity  of the dear girl in smiling.a. bright, responsive smile to mine! Well, it was something that I could' wear that deceitful  cloak to such advantage.        ! .  '.'Now'yoii will go to him, David?*' she  said.  I nodded. It would depend entirely upon  his state of health whether or not "I told  him the whole calamitous history of the  check. I followed Glayds like a man- in a  dream. She was lost to me that seemed  certain; but I was too stunned just then  lo realize what that melancholy fact would  mean.  I was still a man in a- dream when I  stood before Mr. Morris, took his trembling  hand, and hoped ihe was better.  He looked very statuesque in the old-  fashioned, screened arm-chair in front of  the fire. His voice had none of its usual  steely ring, and though his profile was  severe his eyes were not.  "This is very kind of j'ou," he said  gently.   "I have been inexcusably foolish."  Gladys intervened to explain that I  knew the circumstances.      ���  "He has only come papa, to tell you  that there is not the slightest reason for  anxiety, because, of course, no one would  think of cashing such a check as that  except for yourself.   Would they?  She .appealed to mo. Her father's eyes  were  upon me.  __7No_one but-ajmadman,"=I_r.cDlied.^You..  ���wrote no letter then, nor sent the check  by���by hand?"  "No, no," said Gladys. "It was missing  from his hat In the club."  "Old fool!" murmured Mr. Morris, with  a sigh which seemed to have the effect of  letting his head sink on his breast. He  gazed nt the flre Instead of mo.  Abiathar Morris calling himself an old  fool! Confused to distraction though I  was, this novel situation impressed me.  He  was  changed   Indeed.  "You are nothing of the kind, dear papa,"  said Gladys. She' kiiolt by his side and  fondled him, so that he gave up his reverie and begun to toy with her pretty  hair.  I dare say I ought to be ashamed to confess that the beginning of tears,came Into  my eyes as 1 looked at this fair picture.  They were utterly selfish tears. AVhat  was I not losing In losing such a girl?  But Gladys herself peeped up at me with  a pathetic little smile, and misread my  eyes.  "Oh, papa, dear," she whispered, "he  does look so tired. Any ono would think  we had lost the money and he was sorry  for us!"  She said this archly, with her head on  her father's knees. The old gentleman  roused himself at the words.  "Nonsense, child," he said feebly. "Mr.  Hartley knows well enough that there is  no real risk of that.   Don't you?"  "There ought to be none, sir," I replied  firmly, in desperation.  "None, of course," he said, though still  as if he craved assurance in the- matter.  "But���you will" do all that is necessary���  in case I am confined to the house? Mr.  Roots will act for me in my absence.*'  Mr. Roots was the confidential clerk at  Morris  Limited.  AVe are strange creatures. Though I was  a.s wretched as. it seemed to me. I ever  could be on earth, something pnomptid me  to continue to play tlie part or comforter,  and I took the cue.  "It will bo all right, sir, never four." I  said.  Ho nodded several timrs to the fire,  then lowered his head and whispered to  Gladys.  I  heard  what he said:  "Don't let him go without ft glass of  wine."  Once outside the house I was no longer  a man In a dream. The desire for vengeance  of  the  conventional   kind   in  such  circumstances   sent  me  speeding  back   to  the West End and to a police station.  Here my narrative was received and recorded drily.  "It is a pity the Paris trains have left,"  I was Informed.  "Wire to Dover, Folkestone, Newhaven  and  Southampton  Immediately,"   I  said.  Tho inspector showed sympathy for me  in my state of simplicity. "You think the  man would not attempt to disguise himself?" he asked.  "Then wire to the French ports and request them to examine all passports."  But this, too, was just as puerile a suggestion as the other. I had to resign myself, go away, and return to Brondesbury  with a feeling that the heavens had fallen and that I was mixed up inextricably  ln the wreakage.  The night that ensued was about the  worst that I had ever spent. It really  wasn't a great deal to me to realize that  my career in the Bank was as good as  ended; for what would the directors say  about my criminal imprudence in cashing  such a check even on the strength of an  excellently forged letter? It was Gladys  that I could not resign myself to lose.  Again and again,- as I tossed about, I  traced the calamity fnom Its end to its  ridiculous inception. The part which was  not as plain to me as my own misfortune  could be easily guessed at. Tom Bowers  had done secretarial work for Mr. Morris  before his collapse. He either had, or  obtained through his .- son, the necessary  oflice letter-paper, and he must have acted  with the celerity of genius in yielding to  temptation and arranging his methods.  No doubt he had lured his son from the  offlce and either persuaded or compelled  him to be a confederate in his felony. Well,  well, it makes me weak to think of it all.  It was as a condemned felon myself that  I went off to business in the morning. I  ���could and did smile now as I thought of  the future; but what bitterness was in that  smile!  I entered the bank as usual, and there,  standing at the counter, with downcast  face and bleared eyes, the first person I  saw was���Tom Bowers!  ���"You?" I cried, so that the clerks turned  their heads in astonishment.  "Yes, Mr. Hartley," said Tom Bowers  quietly. "1���I want to speak to you in  private." .  He   had     something    inside   his   frousy  frock-coat..- 1 could tell that by the bulge.  A  furious   hope   took -possession   of  me.    .  ; "Come this way," I said.  No sooner were we alone, with both  doors shut, than my "glorious intuition was  confirmed. The sealed packet was laid  upon my desk and the poor half-maudlin  man folded his hands and bogged for  mercy. '. ;��� .       ���"*-.  "Not for my own sake, sir���I"m past car-.  Ing  what happens   to  me���but  for  Willie.'  As sure as I'm standing here"��� ;  ."Never mind; that," 1 said. I patted the  poor fellow on .the shoulder instead of  ringing the bell and sending for the police.  "Tell me how you came, to do it.'"  "Mr. Hartley, sir," : lie pleaded, "he's  honest down to the marrow, I swear to  you. He���he's disowned me���isn't going  over to speak to me.again; and if I hadn't  come like this he'd have given me In  charge himself. He was outside when you  came in, sir, watching to see I didn't slip  away; I'm proud of such a son: God forgive me, I am."  'AVhile'-he said this I-was counting the  notes, though in fact 1 need not have  troubled, for the very seals of the packet  were  unbroken.  "AVhat in the world made you think of  such a thing?" I asked pausing at the  fortieth note.  "I'd be glad to know.'myself, sir," said  he. "That I would. I found it in the- hat  ���this very hat���and first sight 1 thought  something might come of it. But I was  hardly at Piccadilly . Corner when ��� I ran  back to give it to the porter to give to  Mr. Morris. Then I saw them helping  him into a cab, and when I heard the  word given for Brondesbury, I held back,  sir. They said he'd had a seizure. That  did for, me, sir. The thought.of all that  money, and- living in comfort out of 'England, took hold of me like a panorama. I  went and borrowed a sheet of paper and  an envelope from Willie and made him- get  ten minutes' leave. You know the rest,  sir; and, whether it's Portland or Dartmoor, I'll bear It for the comfort of knowing AVillie will always run straight."  ^Thcnotes^were^rightf^'^" ~  "It will be neither Portland or Dartmoor,  if I have  any- influence with  Mr.  Morris,  Bowers,"   I  said.  "Sir!" he was bewildered.  As for me,  I laughed In spite -of everything,  a sort of half-delirious  laugh,  and  held  out  my   hand   to  poor Tom  Bowers.  "Don't  bo  such  a  fool  again,"   I   said;  "and If you  like to call and have a chat  later in the afternoon, we'll see what can  be done for you."  Ho left the room with tears of gratitude on his cheeks. I soon followed him;  and, after calling on Mr. Roots, and wiring to Mr. Morris, had tho Immeasurable  satisfaction of myself handing the ten  thousand pounds to the former gentleman  to pay the account for which the check  was drawn.  In my telegram I merely told Mr. Morris  that the check had come to me, and asked  for his Instructions. These wore admirably  suited to the situation.  Poor Tom Bowers had In his confession  set me a good example. It remained to be  seen what would come of mine when I  humbled myself to Glady's father. I did  not make it that evening completely.  Gladys herself heard it and gave me full  absolution, but thought her father might  be better- able to hear it the following  evening. This was merely a sweet, fond  artifice in her to spare me. She broke the  curious history to Mr. Morris the next  day, and It was due to her loving talent  that he took the highest possible view of  the matter. AVhen I went upstairs to him  and began to assume the demeanor of a  penitent the old gentleman stopped me with  upraised hand.  "I have already received explanatory  intelligence on the subject, Mr. Hartley,"  he said, with overdone formality. "You  may be congratulated on your mediatrix.  I. her father, say It. You are a fortunate  fellow, David." The change in his tone  and Ihe smile with which he offered me  his hand perfected my contentment.  Kootenay Wipe Works Co.  Manufacturers of Mattresses, Springs,  .���"Mows, Bed Lounge--, Couches. Upholstering. Turning, Bandsawing, Grill work and  ether novelties. Our No. i spring is tha  best on the market. Ask for it and talo  no  other.     Frent  Straat,   Nelson.  ANNOUNCEMENT  BORDEN'S  CONDENSED HILK  COMPANY  (Originators of Condensed Milk���Establish ad 1M7.)  Proprietors of the Celebrated  PEERLESS  BRAND EAGLE   BRAND  6 M*"^B^^^EN^''>  ^?��rPb.!^SsQriS^  ***l__** -S. mK* w���� Him**"' "��;���.*.  " ul.nahjro. ///t*"  ������*"|l*��arUiMlSna��uro.  =_i!!_d3on Streef.New V_S  MIL*0"*  .-/-.>  EVAPORATED CREAM      CONDENSED MILK  Having established a BRANCH FACTORY IN CANADA,; are'now^pre-J  pared to supply customers tlircmgh the trade -with their brands���  SOLD BY ALL  GROCERS AND BY  A. MACDONALD & GO  NELSON -- WHOLESALE  fe.pl  iri*f ll  The  "BORDEN BRANDS" .represent the highest   RETAiL^T-,18*TMcAPh';rs?n' "orrlT- ��  .-i , ,        ,        -r i ?> _ r\ son  &  Caldwell,  J.  A.   Irving,   T.   J.   *m*f  possible standard.   Leaders for over 40 years,     seaman. *k  #M&4$##M  Silver King Hotel  BAKER  STREET,   NELSON.  Under Old Management.  RATES $1.00 A DAY.  ���The~Dining room is unsurpassed and the  bedrooms aro the best in Nelson. Tho  bar is stocked with good wines and liquors  and cigars.  TREMONT  HOUSE  European and American P'anT;  Meals 25 ot*    RooniR from 26 ct��. to $1.  Only White Help Employed,  MALONK & TltEGILLUS,  Baker St., Melton. Proprietors.  Queen's Hotel  BAKER STREET,  NELSON.  Lighted   by    Elecrlcity  and   Heated   with  Hot Air.  Large and comfortable bedrooms and  flrst class dining room. Sample rooms for  commercial men.  RATES J2 PER DAT  Mrs. E. C. Clarke,  -   Proprietress  MADDEN HOUSE  BAKER AND WARD STEEETS,  NELSON,  B:   C.  Centrally Located.       Electric Lighted.  HEADQUARTERS     FOR     TOURISTS  AND OLD TIMERS.  THOMAS   MADDEN,  Proprietor.  BARTLETT HOUSE  Josephine  Street,  Nelson.  The best $1 per day house ln Nelson.  None but white help employed.   The bar  the best  G- W- Bartlett - - Proprietor  P. BURNS c\* CO.  Wholesale and Retail  Meat Merchants  Head Office and Cold Storage Plant at Nelson.  Bna-nch=Markets^at=Ka-loH����a*iirrSandoQf^  Denver, Cascade, Trail, Grand Foiks,  Greenwood, Midway, Phoenix,  Rossland, Slocan City, Moyie, Cranbrooke, Fernie and Macleod.  Nelson Branch Market, Burns Block, Baker Street.  Orders by mail to any Branch will receive prompt and careful attention.  West Kootenay  Butcher Co.  Fresh and Salted Meats  Fish and Poultry in Season  Orders br Mail receive Careful and '  Pi ompt Attentlun  E.C TRAVES, MsnoROr, K.-W-C. Blk., Nelson  GELIGNITE Tt]e Strongest and Best Fxplosivein,the Market  Manufactured by the HAMIITOH   POWDER COMPANY  Manufacturers of  High Grade Explosives, Sporting, Mining* ar-d Blasting Powder  GEO. C. TUNSTALL, JK ,  District Mgr., Nelson, B.C.  Drink  Thorpe's  Lithia  Water  Every small bottle contains five grains of  lithia carbonate.  NKLSON MINERS' UNION, NO. 95, "W. F.  M.���Meets every Saturday evening- at 7.30  o'clock, in Miners' Union Hall, northwest  corner Baker and Stanley streets. Wage  scale for Nelson district: Machine  miners, $3.50; hammersmen, $3.2��; mine  laborers, t3. Thomas Roy nan, president;  Frank Phillips, secretary. Visiting  brethern cordially Invited.  REISTERER & CO.  BREWERS  OK  LAGER   BEER  AMD   PORTER  Put up ln Packages to suit tbe  Trade  Brewery   and   Offlce   on   Latimer   Street,  Nelson, B. C.  PROSSER'S SECOND HAND  1  STORE AHD CHIHA NAU, C0MBIIKD  Is the place to "rubber" before sending  back East for anything.  We buy, sell, or rent, or store anything  from a safety pin to a beef trust.  Western  Canadian  Employment Agency  ln connection.  Baker street, west, next door to C. P. R.  Ticket Office.  P.   O.   Box  688.      Phone  2-1A.  if S^.^.��_^^-it2*M*">v*  ���'���"���'���'.rf--..i'    fc<.^ *.&.���; s  - ���-*^��>l^��iS*����_S*_-.t-:t  ��1  >  ���*<M*^��a(i!^��^!^^  The Nelson Tribune  The J. H. Ashdown Hardware Go.  ���... '    LIMITED ������ ���  IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN  SHELF AND  HEAVY  HARDWARE  Fire Brick, Fire Clay, Portland Cement, T-Rails, Ore Cars, Sheet  Steel, Crescent, Canton and Jessop's Drill Steel.  Tinware and Granite-ware.   Stoves and Ranges.  BAKER ST. NELSON  B.C.  Boys' Suits  MORLEY fe CO.  Wholesale and Retail  * Booksellers  Stationers  And  Artists' Materials  .Engineering and Mining  Books  Typewriters  Mimeographs  Photographic Supplies  Musical Instruments  *i��:S?  m&:  JA8. A. GILKER  * ^-i*^^^^M^^VV-'^^V'^^,��^V>***'l>^��<i^^^V^^*iA^V>A^,-*it^AAA^A< "*  First   Shipment  m  mm  its  *m  Japanese Oranges, 85c per box.; Fine  Navel    Oranges,    all    sizes.      Choice  Lemons.    New    Season    Mixed    Nuts,  "Table Raisins and Smyrna Figs.  A few Dinner Sets and Fancy Pieces  of Crockery left.  J. A- KIRKPATRICK & CO., LIMITED.  I^^A^A^A^^  l^^^^^^^F**^^^^^^^FT^(^^r^l  AAAAAAAAflr  wmm  _;��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������.-  5# ��� ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������'���������������������������������������������  I Facts and Philosophy |  From  Jacob Dover  The Jeweler  My  stock  of watches and   diamonds is  enormous.    I have  the resources,  talents  and experience for-supplying these goods  in a manner that admits of neither loss  nor  dissatisfaction   to   our  customers.    I  buy. largely because I sell largely.   Large  buying   makes   low   selling   possible   and  eceonomy in expenses makes it still more  possible   while   still   preserving a  high  standard  of  quality  at  the  same  time.   My holiday stock is ready and it was never better in my recollection.   Here are some' specialties.  Diamonds  and- all  kinds  of precious stones.  ; Ladies' rings, brooches and bracelets, watches, links, lockets and neck  chains.  Manicure and  toilet  sets to suit   everybody.  Sternng_^lver_n_ovelties_of_ali_klnds,-Sterling^hollow^ware.   ���j���~   '������  ��� ���  My stock is complete and I want you all to call and,inspect it.  Engraving not exceeding three letters will be done free of charge.  Mail. and.express orders have our prompt atentlon.  JACOB DOVER,  Nelson, B.C. The Jeweler  Morley & Co., Nelson, B.C.  ! GALT COAL I  ��� AND WOOD OF ALL KINDS      ���  . Terms Spot Cash c  j       W. P. TIERNEY,       j  ��� Telephone 285 Baker Street.   ���  THE TOWN AND DISTRICT  Rev. Dr. Wright, of St. .Paul's Presbyterian church, will exchange pulpits tomorrow with parson Campbell of New  Denver.  The reception given by the Ladles' Aid  Society of the-Congregational''church, to  the Rev. and Mrs. Reld on Friday afternoon, was a very successful affair.  David McBeath has left for the const  1 "Dave" says he Is going to do some work  on the V. V. .& 13. if the opportunity presents Itself, and does not expect td get  back to Nelson until the summer comes  again.  The postponed sale of the Pearl mineral  claim seized under execution, .which, was  to have taken place on the 22nd instant,  has been further postponed by the sheriff  until the 29th January, when the claim will  be sold at his offlce on Ward street.  Mr. J. A. Macdonald is. getting out plans  for: a now altar and reredos,. which is to  be presented to the Nelson Roman Catholic  church. It will be a very fine piece of  work and' a great. improvement to the  church.  The tax exemption, of. the Nelson & Fort  Sheppard. Raiway. Co. expires in May next.  The grant of 600,000 acres was received  from the' government in ,1893 and if the  company do not wish, to pay the land tax  the property will revert to the crown.  The city band ,iinder the leadership of  Fred Irwin- is practicing, regularly, and  making capital progress. The members  are all "beginners and enthusiastic, and if  they continue to improve as rapidly as they  have up to the present, Nelson will before  long-have a band which the city will be  proud of.  Mr. Crowley, the manager of the Empire  Entertainment, who has been giving lectures, illustrated by photographic views  and moving pictures, next door to the Nelson Hardware Co., closed yesterday. He  will still remain In Nelson and possibly  give the show in the near future under the  auspices of some of the church societies.  J. A. Paquette, who for the past few  years has managed the Nelson office of  the Spokane Northern Telegraph Company has decided to change his base of  operations. "Joe" slipped away quietly and  did not give his many friends a chance to  give him a send off. He is now. holding  down a job in the Seattle office of the  ���Wcstern^Union=and=says=he���feels���better^  In the larger field, fit  Rumored changes in tho management .of  the C. P. R, in the western and .Pacific  division are outlined as follows: The Pacific division to be extended to Dunmore.  The Crow's Nest and Kootenay lines formed into a new division of which Wm Dow-  nle will bo general superintendent. General superintendent Marpole's jurisdiction  to be from the coast to Fort William in  cluding the new Kootenay division, with  double his present remuneration, and headquarters at Vancouver. Mr. Marpole is  tio be assistant general manager. His many  friends in Kootenay will rejoice at his well  earned elevation, and be glad to know that  one of the best friends this district has  had will still be identified with it in its  future prosperity. fi  The first scheduled leagre game ot  hockey between Nelson and Sandon took  place on Thursday at the Nelson rink.  The Ice was in fairly good condition and  there was a largo crowd to see the sport.  After an exciting game Nelson finished  winners by three games to one, Thompson scoring two goals and Perrier one for  Nelson, and Hood one for Sandon.  Mayor Dean of Rossland has a policy of  retrenchment forced upon him as it Is  estimated that the revenue of the city of  Rossland for the current year will be at  least $14,000 less this year than last. This  is accounted for by cutting out the $4,000  which was received from the provincial  government for educational purposes, by  the dropping of $3,000 from the receipts  from saloon licenses, and by an estimated  falling off of $7,000 through the suppression  of gambling.  There was quite a little talk on the  streets this week to the effect that the  provincial government contemplated the  lifting of the reserve from the lands in  East Kootenay. A number professed to  have received sure tips and on the strength  of these it is' said one or two left to make  their selections. Nothing official has been  received In the city with respect to tho  lifting of the reserve and it will probably  develop that the Nolson men have started  on a false scent.  Alex Carrie with Mrs. Carrie returned  yesterday ofrom -Mission Valley in "the  Okanagan district, where they have been  visiting friends. The Okanagan mission'.is  one of the oldest in British Columbia, having been established about 50 years. The  district is well settled, with-splendid land  and fine fruit and vegetables. The' land  in the neighborhood of Okanagan lake'is  now valued at from $100 to $150 an acre.  The climate is very mild, this being the  flrst winter for some years In which there  has been sleighing in Kelo_wna. The snowfall in the valley is very light.  The original contract of Vian & tie-  Molne on the post oflice is now practically  completed. Mr. Nott of Victoria,, is putting in the hot water heating plant. Contracts have been signed by Vian & Le-  Moine for the fittings of post-office, customs and Inland revenue, amounting to  about $1,500. Mr. J. A. Macdonald, the  architect;��� has forwarded tenders for the  furniture in the customs and. inland revenue offices to Ottawa. ��� The contracts  for concrete sidewalks have root.yet been  let, but will probably bo. before long. It  is expected the building will be ready for  occupancy about the. middle of June.  On Thursday, the annual meeting of the  Florence Crittenden society .was held.  During the year lectures ; were given by  Dr. Rose, Dr. Hall, Dr. McLennan, and  Dr.' Morrison, ,and after a course of lectures In connection with the' St. John's  Ambulance.: Association.; four ladies attending entered., for. examination and all  passed. The following are: the officers for  the ensuing year: President, Mrs. J.  Laing Stocks;" first vice-president, Mrs.  Dr. Arthur; ; second vice-president, Mrs.  McLachlan; secretary-treasurer, Mrs. W.  W. Beer. The Crittenden home received  a donation of $20 and a large case of  clothing, and $10 was used in assisting a  local case, leaving a balance ln hand of  $73.75.  As the result of the concert in the opera  .house on Monday last $305 wero added to  tho fund for the family of the late Moses  Jackson. All the performers acquitted  themselves in their usual excellent style.  Mrs. Davis, who recited, introduced a  novelty into the entertainment by reciting  a parody on "Pay, Pay, Pay," with the  result that the audience showered coins  to the amount of $32 upon the stage. ,The  ladies of the'churches in the city on Monday last held a meeting in St. Saviour's  school room, and formed committees to  canvass the city for subscriptions. They  have=met=willi=a���very^generous^response--  and expect to report at the meeting on  Monday next that they have collected all  the money necessary. Including the  amount subscribed in The Daily News office  it is expected that a total of about $500  has been collected.  ���0��-m�� sm&iJSt '^'*��m> ^oS^S ^"-S ^S'-^S ^ '^ ���^���^���^���j^ :-3fc-^ ^'^ ^^e�� :<2^__-.  *&fT'"'** 'mm"*" +* ���/-��'��� 0**   0*  0*'^' 00'0*'00-0"- 0*-0"   0*-t00-0^-0"-00-00-00-0*^ff^X  ito  \l/  \to  We have a Large Stock of l|jjf  Camphor Complexion Soap Jjj  Which we are offering at \|i  15c aBox(3cakes)orTwoBoxes for 25c       \i/  This is a very Good Toilet Soap and   worth   at  least��*  double the money. Xtf  ^&&m��&&0-0'&&&^mis^'^  Americans who settled in Canada became  excellent British subjects.  Distressing ' accounts are telegraphed  from Stockholm, Sweden, "about the famine in northern Sweden, 70,000 people are  said to be in dire distress, the area affected being from the Cist to tho 07th degree  north. It is estimated that over $0,000,000  will be required to. keep the people alive,  the Swedes in the United States are subscribing liberally. ��� There was a terrible  famine in the same district in 1867;"when  thousands  died.  plank Books j  For the  flew  Year  to  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  vw,  iai.. Montgomery's  1903  to  to  to  Class Confections 1  Our factory has been running night and day with increased staff of help  all fall making up every variety of delicacy in the Confectionery line.  Our stock is now the most complete in the Kootenays. The excellence of  our goods have built up a demand for them in every part of the Kootenay  country.  Our Mr. Montgomery's reputation as a first-class confectioner of many  years' experience is known far and near.  The grandest display of choice Candies ever shown in Nelson, all our own  manufacture. Choicest Bonbons, Chocolate Creams, Caramels, French Burnt  Almonds, Cream Dates, Preserved Ginger .Chocolates, Crystalized Ginger,  Maple Creams, Nongotmes, Candy Toys, Candy Canes. Mixed Chocolates in  one-pound Fancy Boxes a specialty.   Candies from 15c per pound up.  French Crystalized Fruits, California Grapes, Nuts and Fruits of all kinds.  Preserved Ginger in the Syrup, as imported, sold in bulk.  to  to  Montgomery Company  Next to P. Burns & Co. Baker Street   NeIson  0^0     'm%m0 * -M^*   ������0 *  ������WJt^LmmW ^^___5 *___���__* ^^^_5 *^^^__# ^^^^5 ^^^5_  ^^^^^_ ^^^___? ^^^���^ *^^B-^ ^^Sm%^ ^^9& *^tmm%* ^^mrn^ "^(__^ ^^kmm* "^mmmw* ��*^___S       mm%\      W  to  to  to  to  SETTLING  UP THE  WEST.  London,  England.    W.  Albert Hickman, Dominion government agent, read  a paper at the Royal Colonial institute  on the Canadian Northwest. He described  the  district  as   having  been  more  "constantly,    thoroughly    and    intelligently neglected" by the people of Great  Britain   than  any    other  part  of  tho  empire.    The physical    conditions,' resources and climate were described in  detail, and evidence of the astonishing  increase in population, and  the grain  growing area, was received with satisfaction by the audience.   Mr. Hickman,  after    recounting his personal    experience   in    the   Saskatchewan   country,  where United States bankers, he said,  were buying   land in great    tracts, a  single company, having taken one million acres, expressed his belief that the  invasion   from   the  United   States   did  not involve the slightest danger to British interests in Canada.  Lord Strathcona, who    occupied  the  chair, said experience had shown that  Not many business people but  have one or two new Blank Books  at the opening of the year.  It may be a full set of books; it  may be a new cash book, or only  only a 5c memorandum.  We Have Them All  We buy direct from the maker.  That saves the middleman's profit.  We give you the advantage of that  saving.  We Sell Office and  PocKet Diaries Too  Mr  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ALL THOSE  WHO DEAL WITH  US ONCE DO SO  AGAIN, AS WHAT  WE SELL IS  FIRST-CLASS  D.  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  McArthur & Co.  Furniture Dealers  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  Canada Drug & Book  _J}omp_aLy_,__Limitecl__  NELSON.  t............O..     9 *  SMOKE Tu?kett Wgar Go's /Monog-ram  =============== Union Label Cigars [Marguerite  Geo. KTuckett's Cigarettes fKarnack  Only Union-Made^Cigarette in Canada IT.   &   Rg_.^._-  SHERIFF'S SALE.  to  5 Per Cent Gold Bonds  A Good Investment For  Pruden,t* People  The economical buyers admit that five  per cent gold bonds are not In it in  values when compared with the saving  made by purchasing goods from the undersigned.  Another shipment of Silver Spoon Tea  received.  Province   of   British     Columbia,     Nelson,  West  Kootenay.   To  wit:  By virtue of a writ of Fieri Facias Issued out of the Supreme Court of British  Columbia,    at    the    suit  of   Harvey   M.  Paulson,   plalntiif,   and    to    me    directed  against the goods. and chattels of James  Boaman,   John  Hondryx,  D.   Nichols  and  Christ   Kruger   In    the     mineral    claim  known as and called Pearl,  sliuato about  ilfty-flve miles from Kaslo, on the Upper  Duncan river between Duncan  creek and  Bear   creek,   being   a   relocation   of   the  Beecher mineral claim, located ��n the 16th  day of May, 1899, and recorded In the offlce  of the mining recorder for the Ainsworth  mining    division    of  the  West  Kootenay  District on the 1st day of June, 1S99;  to  recover the sum of six hundred and twenty  dollars  and   thirty-nine   cents  ?C22.39)   and  also interest on six hundred and eighteen  dollars  and   eighty-nine   cents   ($618.89)   at  five per centum per annum from the 15th  day of December, 1902, until payment, besides sheriff's poundage, officer's fees, and  all other legal Incidental expenses; all of  which I shall expose for sale, or sufficient  thereof to satisfy said judgment debt and  costs, at my office, next to the court house  ln the City of Nelson, B.C., on Thursday,  the 15th day of January, 1903, at the hour  of twelve o'clock noon.  NOTE���Intending purchasers will satisfy  themselves as to interest and title of the  said defendants.  Dated at Nelson, B. C, 2nd January,  1903. S. P. TUCK,  Sheriff   of   South   Kootenay.  W. J. McMillan & Co.  WHOLESALE   GROCERS  Agents for B.C. ��� Vancouver, B.C.  Christie's Biscuits  Fresh lot of Christie's Biscuits, received," made up of "Zephyr Cream  Sodas," "Graham Wafers," "Arrowroot," "Social Tea," "Sweot Wine,"  "Peach Blossom," "Sultanns," "Lemon Sandwich," and "Jam-Jams." Wo  also  havo  Christie's  "Fruit Cake" and "Plum Pudding" in one-pound tins.  J. A. IRVING & OO.  Houston Block, No'son       Croceries and Provisions  STARKEY & GO.,  WHOLESALE   PROVISIONS,  PRODUCE AND  FfiUITS.  REPRESENTING  ' R. A. Rogers & Co , Ltd , Winnipeg.  /.. K. Fairbank Co.,     -    Montreal.  [Simcoe Canning Co., -   -   Simcoe.  Oftice and  Jos*phIneSStPcet,   JN Ji JLbU-N ,    _D��   *L-  JVjorrison & Caldwell  GROCERS  Phone 134 Tremont Block,  Baker St  The above sale is postponed until Thursday, the 22nd of January, 1903, at the same  plaoe and hour.  S.   P.   TUCK,  Sheriff   of   South   Kootanay.  GEO. M. GUNN  The above sale Is further postponed until Thursday th_ 29th day of January, at  the same place and hour.  S.  P.  TUCK,  Sheriff of South Kootenay.  Maker of First-class' Hand-made Boots  and Shoes.     Ward Street, next new Post-  office Building, Nelson, B. C.  Repairing   Neatly   and   Promptly   Done  Satisfaction Guaranteed in all Work  Bpydges, Blakemore & Cameron, I'd  REAL ESTATE AND  GENERAL AGENTS  HARRY H. WARD  a'c** Insurance  JOSEPHINE ST.  NELSON, B. a  MINES AND  REAL ESTATE  Baker  Stree  Nelson,   B.   C.


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