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 I  DAILY  EDITION   BY  MAIL  FIVE   DOLLARS A YEAR  une  WEEKLY EDITION  BY MAIL  TWO  DOLLARS A YEAR  EIGHTH  YEAR.  NELSON:  MONDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 2$ _900.  PRICE FIVE CENTS.  BULLER FORCES REPORTED WITHIN STRIKING DISTANCE  Of Ladysmith, and Fighting Over Difficult Ground.  London, February 2(5.���Tho Times publishes tho following dispatch from Colenso, dated Sunday:    "Tho  British  are  now  within  two miles of being in touch with Ladysmith, but the ground still to"  be  covered   is  tho  hardest part nnd very severe fighting must be  expeeted."  Coi.i-N-M., Saturday, I'Vbiuary 21.���The lloers who been reinforced made a stand on Thursday at Groblor's Kloof and on a range  of hills running east. Thoy had been forced from their positions on  the right. General Lyttleton's division on Thursday advanced under  court" of the kopjes. The Boers fired a cruesoto and "Long Tom."  The British artillery Avas well shellered in'the action at daybreak  and until late iu the afternoon when a heavy rifle firo on both sides  developed. The British infantry had advanced n mile and a half and  a continuous lire was kept up until after dark. Tho Boers stuck to  their position. Tho Bi itish ai tillery fiie was irregular. A few salvos  were sent toward the thickly wooded spots and ravines from which  the Boer fire was the heaviest. The Boers sent shells into the headquarters, close to the hospital, but no material damage was done.  General Wynne was slightly wounded.  The Boer positions are not considered strong, with the exception  of Groblor's Kloof. The lulls eastward are not so high and cannot  be entrenched as well as the mountains which the British have taken.  The Somersets were the first across tho position on Wednesday and  they were subjected to a heavy firo for five hours in au isolated  position. It was the fir-at time they had been under fire and they  behaved excellently.  On Friday a severe rifle fire was resumed on the right and front  from the positions held over night by both sides. The British naval  guns, howitzers, mountain and field batteries shelled the Boer trenches  incessantly. The Boers replied with two heavy guns, some of their  shells bursting over the hospital. As a result tho British wounded  were removed. During the afternoon the fifth brigade, the Iniskill-  ings and Dublins leading, began to advance up the hills. In spite of  the constant shelling the Boers stood up in their trenches aiming deliberately down the hills. The infantry advance aviis further covered  by parties on the right and left firing A*olleys. It AA-as slow, the  British taking advantage of every bit of natural cover. The Boers  on the crests of the hills as Avell as from the trenches part of the way  down, poured lead among the advancing line. At dark the British  infantry had reached Avithin a few hundred yards of the first line of  < Boer trenchos. ' " )  / DENOUNCED AS    UNTRUE  A Political Board of Trade.  Tho Kaslo Board of Trade is  sonu-Avhut noted for sending broadcast opinions and petitions on all  manner of questions, and recently  it fired a long-winded petition to  the provincial legislature on the  evil effects of the eight-hour law.  It contained so many statements  that were untrue that the miners of  Slocan City haA'e seen fit to issue a  circular to counteract its effects.  The Slocan City miners need not  have gone to the trouble, for the  Kaslo Board of Trade is not taken  seriously by any one acquainted  Avith the manner in which it is run.  The Slocan City circular reads as  follows:  CRONJE STILL KEEPS UP A  .  CRONJE'S. POSITION MORE  Hopeless Than Ever.  Pa.u.i.-'-I.I'-I-G, February 23.���General Crouje's position is more hopeless than ever. Our guns dominate  the sloping ascents from the river  "on all sides and by the rush of- the  Shropshire; on Wednesday night up  the liver bed the Boers lost 200  yards space in their cover. The deserters say the British fire has been  very deadly and affirm that general  Cronje himself is Avilling to surrender, but is overborne by the  young Boers from the TransA'aal.  There are women and children Avith  the force. Gencial Roberts proposed to let them pass out of  danger, but this suggestion, as Avell  as the proffer  of medical  aid, has  ���been rejectee^���The kopje captured  by   the   British   last  Wednesday,  * Avhen 50 prisoners weie taken, is a  most important strategical position.  Its possession should enable us to  repulse any Boer reinforcement..;  from the eastward. _  London", Sunday, February 24.���  The Avar office publishes the follow-  . ing despatch from Lord Roberts:  Paardebcrg, February" 2_.--l__.30  p.m. Parties of Boers recently arrived from Natal attacked our outposts iu force again yesterday.  Thoy Io.it a good many, killed and  wounded and nearly a hundred  prisoners,  including a commandant  , nhd three field cornets. Our casualties Avero four officers wounded,  nine men killed, 23 men Avoundecl  and two men missing. On the 2lst  and 22nd one oflieer and 13 men  were Avounded, and six men Avere  Avounded yesterday by hollow  nosed Mauser bullets. Tho nickel  case is slit Avith four slits making  the projectile of bhe most;expansive  and explosive nature possible. A  wounded Boer brought to our hospital yesterday had (50 of these bullets in his pockets. During the advance to and at Kimberley the  casualties Avere, officers two killed  and 13 Avounded; men four killed,  78 wounded (the officers casualties  had previously been leportecl.)  Barkly West Occupied.  London, February 20���3.53 a.m.���  Lord Roberts has sent the following additional advices to the AA'ar  office: "Paardebcrg, Saturday, February 21.- Methuen reports that  Barkly "West was occupied by our  troops on February 22nd. The  loyal inhabitants displayed great  jpufchnsiasm.   The country svesfc of J  the railway from Capo Town to  Kimberley is gradually settling  down. A detachment has "started  from DcAar for Britishtojvn, aud  Douglas and Prieska Avill shortly be  A'isited by our troops. Methuen'*;  a-jcouut of the admirable manner in  which the Khnberley hospital is  managed makes one desire to send  some of our sick and Avounded  there."  POSTOFFICE sifTsELEOTED  The Choice a Good One.  The   Dominion   goA'ernment has  selected the ground at the  southeast corner of Vernon and 'Ward  streets for the .site for tho proposed  public building at Nelson. No other  location AA'ould be more acceptable  to the people who have business to  -transact-with the Dominion government.    The si'/e of the plot is 75 by  120 feet, Avhich is sufficiently large  for   the   purposes   required.    The  property is owned by T. J I. Griffin,  avIio foi'  many years avsis mining  recorder   and   court   registrar   at  Nelson, and avIio now resides on a  farm nearMaitlaud, Ontario. When  the portion of tho town suiweyed  in IS}-,, was offered aft public auction,  the lots in question were awarded  to John F. Ward at the upset price,  because of his having started the  first hotel in the camp,    lie erected  a log building on the ground during  the fall and  Avinter of that year  and conducted a hotel therein for a  year, Avhen ho caught tho Belling-,  ham Bay fever and  left for Fair-  haven, Washington,    lie leased tho  hotel to Ed Stewart and   Maurice  McDougall, and  they ran  it until  the spring of 1890,  when  it avus  turned over to John  Johnson and  M. 1). Mahoney.     They ran it for a  year, or until they built the Silver  King   hotel.     Shortly   after they  vacated it the building Avas pulled  down.      John   F.  Ward   returned  from Fairhaven, and Avas caught in  the Kaslo boom in IS93-1, and the  ground passed into the possession  of tho Hudson's Bay Company,    A  year or so afterward*? the company  sold it  to   Mr.  Griffin  for a  consideration of $1750, so ib is said.  Mr. Griffin now sells it to the government for $11,000, Avhich is a fair  profit for holding it for less than  five years.   Train into Kimberley.  KiAini3Kr__nr, Friday,February 23.  ���October's mail arrived today by  the first passenger train from tbe  south.  Whereas, a lengthy petition fiom  a body known as the Kaslo Board  of Trade to the provincial legislature, praying for the repeal of the  penalty clause in the eight-hour  law, aud as such repeal could only  result in nullifying the said law and  enable the mine owners to again enforce ten hours as a day's Avork in  opposition to the expressed Avishes  of the united labor element and a  large .proportion of the business  men of British Columbia; and as  the substance of the said petition is  almost entirely composed of the  most glaring falsehoods and misrepresentations, so mischievously  arranged as to menace the good reputation now justly enjoyed by  organized labor in the Slocan and  other Kootenay divisions; therefore, be it  Resolved, that the computation  AA'orked out in section   5, comparing  the output of the mines while Avorking to that of  the same  length of  time during  strike  and lockout  is  unfair, as it is  impossible to  make  an honest computation on the eight-  hour laAV Avithout a fair Avorking  test of the two standards: Further,  that sections 12, 13 and  li are simply1 fe'f}g^5)f special pleading against  the  righi lo^ miners  to an  eight-  hour laAV���an impudent assumption  of right to define  what is good or  otherwise for the Avorking man and  to  instruct  the  government as to  Avhether his request is really Avorthy  of consideration.   Further,  the insinuation  that  the strike  and organization of the  miners  has been  caused by   alien influence is altogether untrue, as the various unions  comprise   all the  British  subjects"  avIio are Avorking miners in the district, and  they  haAre always been  among  the  foremost  advocates of  the maintenance of the  eight-hour  law: and, further, Ave strenuously  object and protest against the  imputation that intimidation,  misrepresentation or coercion is iioav, or  has been, resorted to by the miners  in   the   unfortunate   struggle   betAveen labor and capital, and point  Avith pride to  tho  general obser\r-  ~ance~of~the  peace" throughout the  Slocan  district  for  the last  seven  months as au indication of the desire and ability of tho unions  to  preserve order in a trying crisis,  and   astonishment   must    be    expressed  at the spectacle of a  respectable   body   of   business   men  lending their name and reputation  to a document composed of misrepresentation, slander and   lies; and  proof to   the   contrary is  hereby  challenged.   Semlin May Go to London.  Victoria, February 25���[Special  to The Tribune].���Premier Seinlin,  after a consultation Avith the lieutenant governor on Saturday evening, was given until Monday" evening to make a proposition, and thus  the situation stands for the present.  There seems a- probability that  reconstruction under Cotton Avill be  attempted, but a Aving of the opposition party are directing their mud  batteries ou tho finance minister in  the hope of thwarting this scheme.  In any event, premier Semlin  stands a good chance of having the  London office if he Avants it, as the  members on both sides are well disposed towards him, thus lecogni'/.-  ing his long and disinterested services in the legislature.  Cape Dutch Threaten Treason.  London, February 20���1.35 a. m.  --The campaign is iioav approaching a most interesting phase, in  about a fortnight the congress of  the Afrikander bund will meet, and  it (is rumored that Mr. Iiofmeyer  will then propose peace terms on  the basis of the republics retaining  absolute independence, but offering'  to disarm.  Hopeless Struggle.  PaardbiiI'-KGi, Orange Fi;eo State,  Wednesday,     February    21.���The  fourth day of general  Crouje's fino  defence opened in startling fashion.  Soon  after   dawn   a most  terrific  rifle   firo   broke   out,  Avaking   the  sleeping camp.    It soon  de\-elopcd  that the Gloucesters and Essex had  lost tlieir Avay and had bivouacked,  in error, close to the Boer laager on  the north  sido  of the river.    Tho  enemy  fusilladed,  but the British  casualties   were   practically   none.  There Avas desultory Vi'ing all day  long~on both the  north  aud south  banks,    general     Knox's     brigade  pushing forward the line  south of  the   river,   Avhile    general   Smith-  Dorrien on the north  side  Avorked  toAvaid    the    laager.      Meanwhile  general French advanced  in  a far  easterly direction near a kopje held  by a strong force  of  Crouje's  men  reinforced by a  Ladysmith contingent.     At the same  time general  Broadwood's  brigade with   a battery of horse  artillery  took up a  position to the left and rear of the  same  kopje.     The front of the hill  Avas thoroughly searched by a  raking     fire.      Suddenly    the   Boers  bolted  from   every   side'  toAvards  general  French   who ��� .headed    to-  Avards tho drift, shelling vigorously.  Many Avere killed'by shrapnel and  about 10 were captured.*  Our first contact A\ith the Ladysmith Boers was singularly unfortunate for them. A, great deal of-'  forage, provisions and equipment  Avas captured-and the kopje Avas  frequently dotted Avith blood showing that many Avounded had been  removed.  A British doctor, Avho A'isited the  Boer lines to see the Avounded.-.  found the trenches along the river:  full of Avounded and saw many  dead.  The position today is practically  the same. The Boers aro .strengthening tlieir entrenchments around  the laager, but their case is hopeless. The capture of tte kopje today' has given the British a splendid position and Avill prevent a  Boer relieving force from reaching  Cronje.  Everybody admires the splendid  stand of the burghers, but, from a  humanitarian point of view, it is  considered that further resistance  on the part of general Cronje AA'ould  be criminal.  Today general Roberts sent general Cronje an offer for a" safe conduct for the women and children,  together with a free pass to any  point for them, and also an offer of  doctors and medicine. Crouje's reply Avas a curt refusal, and shelling  was resumed.  London, February 20.���A dispatch to the Morning Post from  Kimberley, dated Friday, says:  "General Cronje is reported to haA'e  plenty of provisions, but to be running short of ammunition. Mr.  Rhodes-is- extremely-hopeful-that  the Avar has icached its concluding  stage."  The Lorenzo Marque/, correspondent of the Times says: "The  feeling in official ciiclbs in Pretoria  borders on consternation. General  Louis Botha and piesident Steyn  aro both urging president, Kruger  to sue for peace. At, Bloemfontein  general Crouje's position is regarded  as hopeless.  Londox, February 20, ��� The  Times publishes tho following from  Paardeberg dated .Wednesday, February 25th : "General Crouje's  force have good cover from the  British artillery fire and have considerable stores of provisions."  PaaiU)i;i:i:R(!, Orange Free State,  February 23.���The British aro gradually closing in upon general Cronje  from all sides and making his position more impossible than ever.  During the course of last night the  British artillery poured in several  rounds. There was a terrible rain  and thunder storm early in the  evening. The Canadian*, avoi'o  heaA'ily engaged in Sunday's fight,  behaving most gallantly.  Paakdkumhw, Orange Free State,  Saturday, Febnury 21.--The British took SO prisoners as the Jesuit  of yesterday's engagement. A  balloon ascended and discovered  several new works, Avhich the British guns shelled yesterday.  A REVIEW OF CONFLICTING  Reports From Africa.  Nkw.Yokk, February 25.���In a  lengthy cable dispatch to the  Tribune, filed at London at 1 o'clock  this morning, Isaac N.Ford reviews  for his paper the varied and conflicting reports that Ave re received  yesterday from the two great news  centres of the South African war.  No says:  "The air was filled yesterday with  rumors of tho surrender of general  Cronje and the relief of Ladysmith.  One South African story supplied  definite figures and seA'eial decorative touches. The Boer force of  S000 Avas described as surrendering  after 1700 men had been killed or  wounded. General Cronje was reported as Avounded aud also lord  Kitchener. Another bulletin from  Cape Town stated that general  Cronje had been shot and that his  force had surrendered.  c'Equally elastic rumors were current both in Natal and London respecting the relief of Ladysmith,  where general Buller and general  White were reported to have come  into touch Avithout opposition. This  story Avas contradicted by a fresh  casualty list from general Buller,  Avith the names of three officers  killed and fourteen AA'ounded, aud  an addendum that owing to the  continuous fighting on Thursday, it  Avas impossible to estimate the  losses of the rank and file. The  lists represented seven battalions iu  Ilildyard's, Lyttleton's and the Lancashire brigades, and proved that  there had been something more  than a rear guard action on the  Avay to Ladysmith. This fighting  Avas described by special correspondents as occurring near Pieters.  the railway station about nine  miles from Ladysmith. General  Wynne, a popular stall' officer, Avas,  Avounded.  "The preps dispatches were  meagre from the two lival centres  of interest. These "brought the  story, of Cronje's defense up Jfco^.  Thursday night, Avhen the gnus  Avere still hammeringnAVay at what_  remained of the Boer laager. The  .shelling from 50 guns had gone on  Wednesday and had been kept up  during the night. Tho Shropshire  battalion had made a gallant rush  and taken np a position two*htm-"  di'fcd yardd nearer the doomed encampment. Supplies had come up  from general Roberts' army, and  general French had taken over one  Boers North, of Kimberley.  Kimiikrlka', February 2*1. It ii  reported that the Boer;. Avere in  strength at Fourteen Streams to  the north on Wednesday, having  two guns and many wagon*. They  had destroyed the biidgo OA'er the  Vaal river.  hundred prisoners. The guns had  beeu Avorking hour after hour on  Thursday and there Avore no signs  that Cronje Avas piepared to abandon the fight as hopeless. His only  hope lay in the arrival of a large  body of Dutch reinforcements; and  there Avere camp rumors that two  thousand Boers were close at hand  in the north.  '���Another despatch described the  bombardment of a Boer laager as  -lerrific-and the escape_of the-entrapped force as impossible. General Roberts was stated to be entirely lire pa red on Thursday to  deal with the Dutch commandos  Avhich Avon* seeking to break  through the cordon drawn tightly  around the river bed whore Crouje's forces were fighting to the  death. The war office was reticent  except Avium fiesh lists of casualties were posted, and the infci-  encc to be drawn from its .silence  was that Cronje had persisted in  his defence tinoughout Friday and  piobably Saturday.  "Press despatches from Natal  were even lnoiu meagre than from  Koodoosrand and the Boer reports  were unintelligible.  "Tiie effect of Cronje's rctrcat-and  'the retirement of general Joubert's  forces from Coleino upon the disloyal Dutch of Capo Colony wa^  shown in dispatches printed in the  afternoon edition of the Times.  General Brabant had opened negotiations with rebel Boer commanders at Dordrecht who had expressed a desire to know the condition', of submission. General  Clements had taken Lhe offensive  against the Dutch forces north of  Arundel and opened a heavy artillery fire upon their position on Friday with a prospect of capturing it  by     us-aulL An     unsuccessful  attempt hh.. made on the same day  near Capo Town to Avreck a train  carrying a detachment of London  Imperial Volunteers to the front.  "Theie Avere belated reports of a  successful attack by colonel Plumcr-  upon the Boer camp and rumors  that he had succeeded in forcing  his Avay to Mafeking. It Ava.s  understood when  the,  Avar    ollice  THE FIRST FAIR STATEMENT THAT HAS BEEN MADE  .Regarding Actual Operations Under the Eight-Hour Law.  The figures given in the War Eagle report just published are interesting in themselves and also in relation to the Avorking of the  eight-hour laAV.    They give, in a most careful and presumably correct  Avay, the various costs of Avork of different departments of the mine,  and form the only reliable basis of calculation Avhich has been published since the eight-hour law came into force.    Three periods are  available, namely, period one, from October 1st, 1897, to September  30th, 1898, period two, from October 1st, 1898, to September 30th,  1899, and period three, from October 1st, 1899, to December 30th, 1S99.  It Avill be easier to refer to these as periods one, two and three, than  to repeat the dates.    It Avill be noticed that in period  one the eight-  hour laAV had not come in force at all     In period two, it was in force  one-third of the time, and in period three all the time.    In the various  classes of Avork scheduled only tAvo are valuable for tho purpose in  hand, the investigation of the effect of the eight-hour law, namely,  drifting, which includes cost of hoisting aud superintendence in its  proper proportion, and cost of ore extraction per ton of ore sold,  which includes stoping, hoisting and superintendence in  its proper  proportion.    Sinking,   raising  and  general Avork, Avhile  the  figures  would  show more favorably for tho eight-hour Jaw than tho two  classes  chosen, cannot fairly be  included because  the schedule  of  Avages and hours in these departments A'tiries according to the nature  of the ground and character of the Avork, and in sinking, at least, the  number of hours worked A\ras always eight, even before the Jaw came  into force.    In period one the cost of drifting Avas $21.5*1. in period  two $22.78, and in period three $2(5.10 per foot.    TJie difference in  "cost betAA'een period one arid pel iod two is $1.24 per foot.    Suppose  Ave admit that that difference Avas caused exclusively by the eight-  hour laAV during the four months it was in operation, then the difference OArer the whole period AA'ould have been $3.72 per foot or 11 per  cent, as nearly as possible.    If Ave "compare period three with period  two, eA'en alloAving for the fullest extent of influence which the eight-  hour law would haA-e had, in period two Ave still find an increase in  cost of SI cents per foot, Avhich sIioavs there AA*as some factor causing  a progressive increase of cost apart from the operation of the law.  Temporarily assuming the law to be responsible for it all, Ave find an  increase of Avorking expenses under this head of If  percent.    Turn  uoav to the cost of ore extraction per ton of ore sold.    Dining period  one it was $2.98 per ton, during period two it Avas $3.58 per ton, and  during period three it Avas���$3.42 per ton.    Jf Ave followed the same  line of .argument as before, the cost due to the operation of the eight-  hour law would have increased from $2.08 to $ US'in period two, and  then fallen to $3.42 in period three. Which if it proved anything at all,  Avould go" to'shoAvthat the law had nothing to.do Avit.li the figures.  ftytt ris a matter of fact the heavy cost under this head in period two  'was due to the fact that ib was  the lean .and hungry level No. 4  Avhich was being mainly worked, AvJiile in period three stoping was  largely confined to the more normal levels 5 and 0.    1 f period two be  neglected and periods one and three contrasted, the difference in cost  Avill be found to amount to an increase of between 14 and 15 percent.  Now  an increase  of 14 per cent under the two head.s  considered,  means an increase of about 12 per cent on'the total Avorking expenses  of the mine.    Twelve percent upon the operating expenses fora year  on the basis of the necessary expenditure  to produce 50,000 tons of  ore means an annual sum of $32,500 or ljj per cent upon the nominal  capital of the War Eagle company.    Upon tiie market" price of the,  stock last summer it meant a possible decrease iu dividends of less  than one per cent, and of just one per cent upon its market price to_-  daj\   But everyone knows perfectly Avell that this increase of cost is  by no means due entirely to the operation of the eight-hour daw.  There is first the natural increase observable in every mine as tho  Avorkings become deeper.    And tbis is accentuated in tho case of the  War Eagle by the enormous direct loss the company has  sustained  -through-thV-occasional-stoppage and general -insufficiency of compressed air, as well as the later expense of maintaining subsidiary  steam plants* to supplement the electric compressor, not to mention  .the eccentricities of the hoist.    The figures quoted, howeA'cr they be  looked at, only go to prove Avhat a fuss has been made over nothing in  connection Avith the operation of tiie eight-hour hnv.   It has probably  increased the cost of working mines to a small extent, or has pre- ]  vented as great a decrease as might, otherwise have  been possible.  <  I "Bub there arc no indications visible iu the War Kagle report at least $  Lthat it is driving the mining industry into bankruptcy.  closed at midnight that no direct  word had been received frou either  general Roberts or general Buller,  ami the silence Avas interpreted as  meaning that neither had accomplished >hK purpose, although,both  were in a fair way to do so.  "General Bullet has clearly met  with stouter resistance than had  been anticipated and, while the relief of Ladysmith had been deferred  and rendered more difficult by the  Boer forces* in that quarter, it implied that the reinforcements sent  to tho Free State were Aveaker aud  less capable of breaking up general Roberts attack on general  Cronje. General Roberts, consequently, Avas stronger for the Avork  immediately in hand at Koodoos-  rand, and the Dutch reinforcements  hovering about cither fiank--north,  south and Avest���would be more  easily dealt Avith. The Dutch  allies Avere attempting at the la.^t  moment to rescue general Cronje  Avith a portion of their force, while  retaining their grip upon Lady-  sinith. Whereas, the only hope of  resisting general Roberts' onset lay  in the concentration of all their  commandos in the Free State.  The conditions under which  the  new campaign wu-. planned in  South Africa by general Roberts  and general Kitchener on the voyage to the Cape are described in a  letter from an officer on general  Kelly-Kenny's staff which. J havo  seen. Thin officer had ' anticipated  seeing something of the two famous  generals ou the ship, but he Avas  disappointed, Geneial Roberts appeared on deck at six o'clock every  morning and walked up and down  briskly for two hours. Promptly  at 8 o'clock he turned to his chief  of staff Avith an abrupt call. General Kitchener, alert Jn the response. 'Here, sir,' was always on  hand, and the next moment the  conqueror of Kandahar and the  conqueror of Omdurman Avould disappear from tho deck and not be  seen again until the next morning  at the same early hour. A lai*go  cabin had been reserved for general  Roberts' use, and there lie remained  busy day after day with his chief  of staff until midnight, Avith no interruption except at short intervals  for meals, and no visitors unless a  member of his staff were summoned. A short stioll on deck at  midnight completed theday'* Avork,  and the tAvo generals then turned iu. 2  THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON B. C. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25 1900  h>  Spring Suits-$5  Now is a gocxl time to select your spring suit or overcoat.   It may seem a little  inrly. but belter buy early than wait until lines are broken.   A\'c have just ro-  loired a large shipnient of suits and light overcoats, and will sell you serge and  I weed s lits for men from $5 up.  too our i.egent Street suits for young men, the newest thing out.  T.aker Street,  Nelson, B. C.  J. F. WEIR, Men's Outfitter.  J'os-fc I'll Martin exacted his pound  of Cesh on Friday, upon the second  leading of the redistribution  bill,  and had the satisfaction of defeating his former colleagues.    It A\'as  not unexpected ; nor can it be regarded as   altogether   unwelcome.  The condition Avhich existed at the  capital for seA'eral weeks has been  most unsatisfactory.    The govern-  ment has been alternately at the  mercy of one member of the house  after another.    The result will be  that all the politicians Avill be again  put into the scales and AAreighed up.  In this process the Semlin administration should haA'e little to fear.  Its policy has been distinctive from  that of any former government in  the history of the province. Tiie men  who composed it took the proviii-  cial administration out of the rut of  many years, and, as it is reasonable  to suppose that the majority of the  electors are in favor of progression,  they will doubtless receiA'e the approbation they deserve at the polls.  Aside from the redistribution measure  upon   which  the   government  failed, the issue of the campaign  ���will   no   doubt be the eight-hour  laAV.    It has been asserted that the  wage-earners do not Avant an eight-  hour day.    The approaching contest AA'ill give them a chance to say  "whether they do or uot.    Even to  this extent a contest should not be  unAvelcome, as it will give a quietus  to "a few political mine managers  who presume to do the thinking for  the men whom they employ.  During the week a number of  representatives of eastern Canadian  Avliolesale houses   were  in Nelson,  They   all emphatically condemned  the attempt that is being made in  Toronto to destroy the credit of  the lousiness men in the mining districts of this province.    They are  all also equally emphatic in declaring that the mining sections of this  province have been most profitable  to the AA'holesale houses of Toronto  and Montreal, more profitable than  any other part   of the Dominion.  They could not see Avhat bearing a  strike at a mining tOAvnin Colorado,  Wliich occurred some years ago, has  on    the    situation    liere,   where  there has been no general suspension  of mining  operations  in any  locality from any cause Avhateyer.  ..The more this question  is   looked  into,   the more clear it is that tiie  action of tho Toronto   wholesalers  ���is the " result "of ~ tlTe~ Underhand"  methods of the one or tAvo mining  .    syndicates that make their headquarters in that city.   One of these  syndicates has had to partly  sus-  ���pend work at its mines iu Eosslaud  because   of    defective  machinery  and   mismanagement.     The  ofclier  suspended Avork at its mines in the  Boundary district in the hope that  the  other mines   iu   that district  Avould do likewise so as to discredit  the eight-hour law; but no other  mines folloAved  the lead, hence the  fine A\'ork in Toronto.   Tho business  men  in  Rossland to the number of  sixty have already succumbed to  the   pressure  brought  to bear on  them by these eastern Avholesalers,  Avliich goes to show that the business  men    of Rossland Avho have  succumbed are not deserving of the  patronage of a single man in that  city who Avorks for wages.    Jt is  safe to say  that the business men  of no other in Canada Avould be so  abject.1   A sifARKiio/.oiiit of the Bank of  British  Columbia,  at the   general  annual meeting of the bank, Avanfced  to knoAV why the bank Avas unable  to pay 10 per cent dividends as in  former years.    Ten years ago there  Avere but   three   chartered   banks  doing   business   in   the   province,  namely, the Bank of British Columbia, with branches at Victoria,  Vancouver, Nanaimo, New   West".:  minster and  Kamloops; the Bank  of   British   North   America,   Avith  branches at Victoria and Vancou-  A'er, and   the   Bank  of   Montreal,  Avith branches at Vancouver and  New Westminster, or nine branches  in all.    Now the following named  chartered banks are doing business  in the province  through forty-odd  branches: Bank of British Columbia, Bank of British North America,   Bank   of   Montreal,   Imperial  Bank, Bank of Commerce,  Bank of  Toronto, Merchants  Bank of Halifax, Molson's Bank and  the Bank  of Hamilton.    Ten years ago  the  rate of discount ranged from 8 to 12  per cent, and interest charges were  the same.   Noav the rates are as  Ioav as 5, and seldom  exceed 8 per  cent.    The banking business iu this  province is overdone,  and as a result the  shareholders in the   one  bank Avhose business is almost exclusively   in   the   province   (there  being but   two   outside branches,  one at San Francisco and the other  at Portland) are accordingly in the  receipt   of   small diA-ideuds.     The  business of some of the other banks  may not be profitable, but as the  bulk   of   their   business is in the  older established towns and cities  of Eastern  Canada, the  effect  on  tlieir total business is not so noticeable.     But   British  Columbia has  only started to grow, and its continued growth can but bring larger  dividends to the shareholders of its  pioneer chartered bank.  Of tub 438 men reported at work  in the mines in the neighborhood of  the town of Ymir, 145 are employed  at theTmir mine and mill, the only  one of the twenty-two properties at  which men are employed that refused to recognize the miners' right  to organize for self-protection, and  the only property that refused to  pay ��the standard scale of Avages  and that refused to even pay the  compromise scale of Avages recently  agreed on. This goes to show that  the tail sometimes tries to Avag the  dog.    Tub statement issued by ex-con-  nals that Macrum's statement is not  in accordance with fact; that in  short it avus framed~iis a campaign  document for the Democratic party.  This probably explains why so  little notice was taken of the statement at Washington and in London, and leaves the . ex-consul in  utter nakedness as an arrant  coAvard. Noav that the story is all  out it looks as if Macrum made a  mistake in returning to the United  States. He Avill carry the brand of  coAA'ardice to his grave.  0__*0* ' *_* -0* * 0Jf--00*m 0^ '00** 0* '00?* 0__ -0* - 0^ '00*' *��''0^*0*r* * ^____. **gk. ^_^ * ^*^. *^a^ ��� _!ll^* __^ * ^^* ^^ * ^^* ^!^ * _B^* ^"^ * ____V ^^ * ^^ ��^_  f_f.'m<Z ���^���k'* *���* *^k. *>K"*^bk ���>^*^k.*'^k, *W. ��� ^. ���5P>*. ��^__-��^_f"��K�� wT* . ' fi*' fi*- fi*-fil0-fi*"fi*- 00' fi*' fi*' fi*' fi*' fi*' fi*' fi*' 00 ��� fi*'fi*.\j_  w  ib  ib  Hi  Hi  Hi  SEND         *  ib  Hi  Hi  FOR           *  Hi  Hi  Hi  SAMPLES     iR  Wholesale  Houses  NELSON  B. C.  GROCERIES.  '  A MACDONALD & CO.���Corner Vernon and  ��� Josephine streets, wholesale grocers and  jobbers inblankcts, gloves, mitts, boots, rubbers,  mackinaws and minors' sundries.   KOOTENAY SUPPLY   COMPANY,   LIMITED���Vernon   strcot, Nelson,   wholesale  grocers. ���  TOHN CHOLDITCH & CO.-  "    son, wholesale grocers.  -Front street, Nel-  COAL.  0ROW'S  NEST PASS COAL COMPANY.-  AVh'olesale dealers in coal and coke. Charles  St. Barbc. Agent. Baker street. Nelson.  HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.  H BYERS & CO.���Corner Baker and Josephine  ��� streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers in hardware and mining supplies. Agentsfor Giant  Powder Co.   LAWRENCE HARDWARE -COMPANY���  Baker St., Nelson, wholosalo dealers in  hardwaro and mining supplies, and water and  plumbers' supplies.   VANCOUVER HARDWARE COMPANY,  LIMITED��� Baker street, Nelson, wholesale  dealers in hardware and mining supplies, plumbers and tinsmiths' supplies.   CRATED AND MINERAL WATERS.  THORPE & CO., LIMITED.-Cornor Vernon  and Cedar streets, Nelson, manufacturers  of and wholesalodealers in oerated waters and  fruit syrups. Solo agentsfor Halcyon Springs  mineral water.   Telephone (iO.   ASSAYERS'   SUPPLIES.  WF. TEETZEL & CO.-Corner Baker "and  ��� Josephine streets, Nelson, wholesalo dealers in assayers supplies. Agents ^for Denver  Fire Clay Co. of Denver. Colorado.   LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  TURNER, BEETON & CO.-Corner Vornon  and Josephine streots, Nelson, wholesale  dealers in liquors, cigars and dry goods. Agents  for Pabst Brewing Co. of Milwaukee and Cal-  gary Brewing Co. of Calgary.   COMMISSION MERCHANTS.  HJ. EVANS & CO.���Baker street, Nelson,  ��� wholesalo dealers in liquors, cigars,  cement, fire brick and firo clay, water pipe and  steel rails, and general commission merchants.  FLOUR AND FEED.  BRACKMAN & KER MILLING COMPANY  LTD.���Front street, Nolson, wholesale dealers in flour, oatmeal, etc., and hay and grain.  Mills at Edmonton, Victoria, and New Westminster;   CIGARS.  KOOTENAY CIGAR MANUFACTURING  CO.���Corner Baker and Hall streets, Nelson, manufacturers of "Royal Seal" and "Koote  nay Belle" brands of cigars.   PAINTS   AND   OILS.  NELSON HARDWARE COMPANY-Baker  Street-Wholesalo dealers in paints, oils,  and brushes of all kinds. Largest stock in  Kootonay.   FRESH AND SALT- MEATS.  BURNS &   CO.-Baker  street,   Nelson,  wholesale dealers in fre.hand cured meats.  Cold storage. *���  \b  ib  \b  ib  ib  %  3*.S��9:__ ���_��_�����_.:*-��  *  rvine  Co.  Ladies'  Mackintoshes  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  *   Latest Styles  Hi  ^_  ****3��_W**--**_-.*  ��  m  in  m  iff  iff  iff  iff  iti  iff  iti  iti  p.  sul Macrum dealing withliis reasons  for leaving Pretoria have not raised  him in the estimation of the "people  of the United States. It is freely  stated in many of the leading jour-  HUDSON'S BAY  COMPANY.  INCORPORATED 16T0.  ��Ju-st Received  A CARLOAD OF CHOICE  VEGETABLES.  Sweet Potatoes  Parsnips  Potatoes  Cabbages  Carrots  . Turnips  Beets   '-  Onions  POWDER, CAPS AND FUSE.  HAMILTON POWDER COMPANY-Baker  street Nel .on, manufacturers of dynamite,  sporting, stumping and black blasting powders,  wholesale dealers in cap3 and fuse, and eleclrio  blasting apparatus.   PROVISIONS, PRODUCE AND FRUITS.  PARSONS PRODUCE COMPANY-Vernon  street, Nelson, wholesale dealers in provisions, produce, and fruits. Agents, for Swift &  Co. bacon and hams.   JY. GRIFFIN, &  CO.���Corner Vernon and  ���   Josephine streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers  in provisions, cured meats, butter and eggs.   ^_  PR. STEWART & CO.���Warehouses on C. P.  ��� R. track, foot of Stanley street. Nelson,  wholesale dealers in provisions, produce fand  fruits. Cold storage. Agents Armour & Co.'s  bacon, hams, lard and other products.   MANITOBA PRODUCE AND COMMISSION  CO.,Ltd. ��� Nelson  branch,   Hall   street.  Wholesale dealers in butter, eggs and cheese.  SASH AND DOORS.  ���MELSOK SAW AND PLANING MILLS  *N LIMITED-Corner Front and Hall streets,  Nelson, manufacturers of and wholesale dealers  in sash and doors; allkinds of factory work made  to order.   '    TENTS   AND   AWNINGS.    ���  NELSON TENT AND AWNING FACTORY���  Baker street, Nelson. Manufacturers of all  kinds of tents, awnings, and canvas goods.  P. 0. Boy TO.   Thco. Mauson, propiictoi*.   , WINES AND CIGARS. ,  pALTFORNIA WINE COMPANY, LIMI-  *-' TED���Corner front and Hall streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers In wines (case and bulk)  and domestic andimportcd cigars.  ARCHITECTS.  THWART & CARRIE-Architect.. RoomR 7  ���*-���   and 8 Abardean block. Baker street. NoIkod.  FRATERNAL^ SOCIETIES.  NELSON LODGE, NO. 2?, A. F. & A. __f.  Moots second Wednesday in each month.  Sojourning brethren Invited.  KNlGHTJToF PYTHIAS- Nelson Lodge, No,  25, Knights of Pythias, moots in I. 0. O. V.  Hall, corner Baker and Kootonay streots, ovory  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  \b  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  NEW   SPRING   GOODS  We have opened this week a large shipment of import goods direct  from English manufacturers, therefore we are able to sell  goods much cheaper than buying from eastern houses  Shirt Waists and Wrappers  JUST IN  We have opened up and are marking the  largest stock of Wash Shirt Waists and  Wrappers ever received in Nelson. Right in  style and right in price.  Black and Navy Serge $3 to $12.50.  Black Brillanteen, plain and fancy, $2.50  to $9.  Beady-made Skirts  Ask to see our new Silk Underskirts from  $5 to $20.  Two more pieces of all wool Sheppard's  plaid dress goods, 44 inches wide.  INCLUDING  Prints, Zephyrs, Ginghams, Victoria and  Bishop Lawn, India Linen and Muslin.  Dimities Mercerised Lawns in all colors  and shades.  White and colored Piques, white and colored Ducks and Galates.  Embroidery at old prices; a fact that is  due to an early, import order before the advance.  We have Hamburgs, Nainsooks, Swisses,  Cambrics in edging and insertion.  White Valencienne Lace and insertion.  Table Linen and" Napkins, Towels and  Towling, Bed Spreds, white and mercerised  bleached Sheeting 8-4, 9-4 and 10-4.  Circular Pillow Cotton, 40 to 46 inch.  NEW GOODS  ARRIVING   DAILY  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  v./  ib  \.>  ib  \./  ib  \i>  ib  ib  ib  ib  v./  ib  ib  \./  \t>  ib  ib  \b  \b  ib  ib  ib  ib  \b  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  \b  ib  ib  ib  ib  ^-s*^**?*-*-^*-?^  Ladies' l  and Children's  Cashmere Hose  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  .**  Fred Irvine & Co.  -*M��***._.._l��_.^  Hi  The *  Latest hi  Hi  Neckwear   '���    $  Hi  *!,�����_��� e-frS-M*******-  m  m  m  *  �����������** _-���*��-_-*  __?  ib  ib  ib  ib  _y.W.,^.,|^���^^^^^^!j��^^���a^���^���^���{g'^^���^jfr���^^^���^ 0* . 0* . 0* ��� 0* ��� 0* ��� 0* ��� 0* ��� 0* '0* . 0* . fi* . fi* . fi* . 0* .00 . fi* . fij____l  ���^7^.^.^"^^^-fi*'fi*'0*'0*'0*'00>-0*'0*,0*,fi*>'0*        9!l.'^*^^'^'^&^��&^i3&^'^^-3^^��!''^'^'^.9m;  Ward Bros.  REAL ESTATE AND  INSURANCE AGENTS  Agents for J. & J. TAYLOR SAFES  Bogustown)   Fairview   Addition.  R. SHERWOOD  Tuesday (svenino  cordially Invitee  at8 o'clock.   Visiting Knighte  to attend.  R. G. JOY. K. of R. & S.   I^KONAKD SCOTT, C. C.  Telephone 13  NELSON Ii. O. WNo. 1G02, moots in I.>0. O. F.  Hall, corner llaker ana Kootenay streets,  1st and. 3rd  Friday  of each month.   Visiting  brcthCHi cordially invited.  _ft- Ronwso.v. W.M. W. Cuawkoi-D, Rea-Scc.  "KTBLSON MlilK, Number 22, Fraternal Order  J-,) of Eagles, meets every second and fourth  Wednesday ineaoh month in Fraternity Hall.  Vi-iit-nfi; brethren welcome.  W. aos-.i*u., Prcsldent.  C-i--i-i,.<s Pkossi.h,Secretary  REAL; ESTATE  INSURANCE AND  GENERAL AGENT  First door west  of Bank of British  Columbia building.  Gharies D_ J. Christie  GENERAL BROKER  P. O. Box 523.   Fhonc.: Office 111, House 102  OKE  ROYAL SEAL  AND  KOOTENAY BELLE  CIGARS  UNION MADE,  kootenay Cigar ffifg. Go.  MEW-*., SBl-iBH qoM-MBU  TRADES   UNIONS.  ���KTELSON MINERS' UNION NO. 90, W. F. of  A~ J"/-.���Meets in miner*-' union room-., north-  ea>.tcorr_cr Victoria and Kootenay t>ti cets, every  S-.-Uiday evening at 8 o'clock. VibiUng members welpojno.  J am 1.8 Wi-kkp, Scc'y.   Chas. A. McKay, Pros.  THE regular mecl ings of tho Caiiionteis' Union  are hold on Wednesday c.omiig of each  ���week, nf, 1 o'clock, in tho Miners' Union hull corner "Victoria and Kootenay stieets.  R. ROBINSON  President.   JAMES COLLING. Socientry.  TRADES AND LABOR COUNCIL.���Thc legit-  l.if meetings of 1 ho Nelson T_ ado, and I.,thor  Council will be held in the miners' union hull,  coiner of Victoria and Koolenny streets, on tho  ilrjt and third Thursday of each month, at  7.IJ0 p. in.  G. J, TiioRPB, Pros.        J*!!. Matj-Ikson, Sec>*.  FOR SALE  l-rooin house and 3 Jots     SIjOO  lloU-i-l-Ori-Ueefc    LOT  FOR RENT  5 l oom house, modern conveniences .. . . . ���25  LOANS AND INSURANCE  Call and -,ee me if you wish to *>e!l buy or rent.  J. B. ANNABL  REAL ESTATE  AND  INSURANCE.  The Nelson  Saw Md Planing  Mills, Limited.  Are prepared to furnish by rail, barge" or teams *  Dimension Lumber, Rough and Dressed  Lumber, Local and Coast Ceiling, Local and  Coast Flooring, Double Dressed Coast Cedar,  Rustic, Shiplap, Stepping, Door Jambs, Pine  and Cedar Casings, Window Stiles, Turned  Work, Band-sawing, Brackets* Newel Posts,  Turned Veranda Posts, Store Fronts, Doors,'  Windows and Glass.  Get prices before purchasing elsewhere  St. JOSEPH'S SCHOOL  NELSON, B. C,  A boarding ancl day school conducted by fhe  Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace.   It is situated at  -the corner of Mill and Josephine streets in one of ���j  tho best ic&ldcntial poitions of Nelson, and is  easily accessible from all pai ts of the city.  The course of study inclndcs the fundamental  and higher br<incheu of thorough Kngliish cdnci-  tion: Business course���bookkeeping, stenography and typewriting. Science course���music;  vocal and instrumental, drawing, etc. Plain art  and needle woik, etc.  For terms and particulars apply to tho Sister  Superior.  iss Palmer  Bargain���House and   two  lots, on lower.  ��r.d Outer-UK. _licct_, lei* tnle,$W0!}  A  Josophmtj  Will open her  Kindergarten and  primary school In  THK ENGLISH  CHURCH school  room on tho 2nd of January, WOO. For terms and  all particulars apply to MISS PALMKlt,  At residence of Mrw, J. R. Robertson, Baker  Street West,  NO FANCYWORlT"  But plain every day business is what wo  teach al the  feia   NELSOM BUSINESS COLLEGE  Good for Girls as well as Bojh  A. R. BARROW, A.H.I.C.K  PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  Corner Victoria and Kootenay Streets.  TELEPHONE NO, 95  P. O. Box 559.  0_Hee.,��nd Mills corner Hall onfi Front { 5|reete, ^cls"  TN THE -MATTER OF AN APPLICATION  ���*- FOIl A DUPLICATE OF A OBllTIFICATK  OF TITUS to lots eleven (111 and tv.el\e (12),"  Mock t��out,,-sc-.cn (27), Cily of Nelson, B. C.  Notice i*> hereby given that it is my intention  at the cxp-iaiion ot one month fiom I liu  publication hoienf, to issue a, duplicate of lhe  f-ertmuitc of Title to tho above lands, issued fo  George A. B. Hall, on the 2_th day of December,  _8fl8, and liunibcied 1.333 K.  S. Y. ".VOOTOV,  Itegistrnr Gonci al.  I_and Registry Office, Victoria, 11. C, 19th February, 1900.  NOTICE  Notice is hereby given that I intend io applj at  the next meeting ot the Boaid of License com  nussioncrs for the City of Nelson, held after the  expiration of tlurtj days fiom the date hcieof,  font transfer of the saloon license now held by  me, dated the ISth day of January, 1*100, for the  Bodega saloon, situate on the cast half of lol 9  block 1, Nelson, B. C, to W. G. Kobinson of Nelson, B. C.  Dated this 7th day of February, 1900.  Witness; II_ KMacwod.     Ii, B. SMITH. THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON B.C., MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25. 1900
CAPITAL, all paid up..$12,000,000
BEST     6.000,000
Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal ...President
Hon. George A. Drunnuond Vice-President
E. S. Clous ton General Manager
Northwest Corner Baker and Stanley Streets
Branches in London (England) New Yohic,
Chicago, und all tho principal cities in Canada.
Buy and
Grant   Commercial
sell Sterling Exchange and Cablo
mmcrcial   and   Travelers'   Credits,
available in any part of the world.
Drafts Issued, Collections Made, Etc
Saving's Bank Branch
Statement of Condition.
At the last general meeting of
the  shareholders  of the -Bank of
British Columbia, in  Loudon, England, Sir Robert Gillespie, chairman,
said:     "Gentlemen, the report and
statement of accounts made up for
the half-year ending 31st of December,  1899, have been in your hands
for the last few days, and, I have
no doubt, have received your attentive perusal, and I trust they prove
satisfactory  to  you,    showing    as
they do  an improvement on those
of the  two    preceding half-years.
The   successful   progress of trade
and  other  interests in British Columbia have proved important during the year  1809,  and while the
ibauk has benefited by it, the result
.hasjiardly been so marked' as   Ave
had hoped for, but I am pleased to
be able to state at the same time,
that  in  the face  of keen competition    we  hold  our own, notwithstanding the persuasive powers of
some of our competitors.    I would
also remind you that we have-now
to    compete     with    nine    banks, •
whereas for some years after our
establishment    in   the   colony  we
were  the  only bunk, with the exception   of   the   Bank   of   British
North  America,   L  believe,  in  the
province of British  Columbia.      I
have  already referred generally to
i>ho__successful  progress making in
British Coliimbia, and in corrobora-
- tiou    of   that   fact   I venture'to
trouble you with a few interesting
figuies.     The expoits, the produce
of and* from  British  Columbia,  including the mine?, fisheries, lumber,
agricultural products,  &c,  in   tho
year 1872 gave a total   value $1,
858,000, while last year, ending in
Juno, they represented a value of
$14,7 IS,OO0, of which amount $10,-
407,t)0O    were  derived   from    the
mines.      In     reviewing   the vast
natural resources of British [Columbia and their initial  stage  of   development, one cannot fail to be
favorably impressed with the xjos-
.Vibilities of the future.   These resources   are   gradually    becoming
better 'known, and capital for their
de\elopment   is   coming    in more
freely, while the trade is extending
to many parts of the woild, eo that
we  may fairly  expect    increasing
banking facilities will be  requited,
and    I   trust   that   the   Bank   of
British Columbia  may   participate
fully in. this im|n"oving condition of
"things7"to FecuHTwhieh no~ef_.oT't~on
the pait of your directors  shall be
A shareholder asked how it avus
that the banking business on the
Pacific Coast was so unprofitable.
The chairman had told him that
there were nine other banks competing with the Bank of British
Columbia, but with the constant increase of business there surely
ought to be ample room for quite
that number of banks in addition
to their own. In the city of London
there were a great many banks,
and they managed to pay dn idends
langing fiom 18 per cent downwards, Avhemis this bank only
seemed capable of paying a dividend
equally to about 1 per cent on its
paid-up capital and reserve. There
surely must be something intrinsically rotten in a system of banking business Avhich did not produce
a better than that. He did not
refer merely to this bank, but also
to other London banks Avhich did
business on the Coast. lie felt
there ought to be some mutual
understanding by wliich the banks
engaged in business, there did not
cut each other's throats and render
tlieir business so exceedingly unprofitable.
The chairman, in reply, said that
since the establishment of the banks
to which he had referied tho competition had been extremely keen.
The rates of interest, which formerly
i anged from 6 to 8 per cent, now
ranged from 4 to 0 per cent, winch
was very strong proof of the difficulty of making good returns. Until
the last three years the bank did
pay handsome dividends, and it was
only owing to the calamity which
Is now prepared to issue Drafts and
Letters of Credit on Skaguay, U. S.,
Atlin, B. C, and Dawson City, _5T. W. T.
then came upon them in the Avay of
bad debts that the dividend was
reduced. They were now doing
tlieir best to recoup their loss, and
to got clear of all those responsibilities. The closest attention of
the directors AA'as given to the interests of the bank, and they were
endeavoring to control, to the best
of thoir ability aud power, the
Avorking of tho bank through its
different branches. He hoped yet
to live to see the bank return to its
former dividends.
Elegant Sideboards
Superb Cheffonlers
Petite ©ressing Tables
*ln the Fambus Golden Oak
Just Received a Carload of High-class Goods
Kooteqay Electric Supply & Construction Go.
Financial Condition.
Specie at branches...  .'.£ 571,775 14   0
Cash at hunkers  27,818 13  0
Cash at call and short notico......."    Si-.tHK)   0  0
Cold bins ami gold, dust  1,77!) ID 10
Canada. 2.1X inscribed stock. £25 000 2*_,..75   0   0
'Xiirul '.Vi% inscribed stock, £20,000.. 20,175" 0  0
New  south   Wales S\%  inscribed
stock, £30,000...... _. r   31,075   0   0
Victorian governments.-^ inscribed
stuck, £10,000  10,412 11   0
Victorian government 1% inscribed
-stock, £2 .,000  2(l,<-06   G   0
Canadian Pacific Railway i% preference stock, £20,IWO  20.025   0   0
South Australian IX bonds. £10,000. 10,412 11   0
Tasmanian 4% bonds, £10.000  10,402 11   0
Commercial Cable 1%   debenture
stock, £10/00  10,282 11   0
British    Columbia   3%   inscribed0
stock, £49,150 :  45,684   0   0
New Zealand 4%  inscribed stock,
£10,000  11,137 11   0
Stock, and bonds at branches  00,072 19   0
Bills receivable     727,033   5  0
Bills discounted and loans    1238,3(_0   4   4
Other securities .:  44,227   0   3
Bank premises and furniture  32,54119  5
Other property..    71,084 12  0
Complete Hlectrlo Equipments for Blectrlo Power. Transmission and Lighting- for
Mines. Towns Bleotrio Fixtures. Lamps, Bells, Telephone?. Annunciators, Bto.
P. O. Box 606. Josephine Street, Nelson B.O.
Capital paid 'up  ........
I.cservc fund	
Notes in circulation	
Current accounts and deposits.....
Hills payable	
(tther current liabilities	
Balance at credit of profit and loss
account, December 31st, 1899— .-
£3,01X1,731   9
....£600,000 0 0
.... 100,000 0 0
.... 201,951 10 11
.... 1731,931 16 8
.... 421,403 18 5
-,404    1   8
20,040   1 11
£3,090,731   9
Profit and Loss.
To charges December, 1899, including,
rent, salaries, and other, expenses
at head ollice and branches ........£21,920 18 11
To state, etc., taxes..       2,110 10 11
To amount writ ten oil'bank premises
and fuimtuic .    .  .    1,025   1 11
Todiieitoi. fees _.        1.000   0   0
To balance at date proposed to be
dealt with .is follows, \i/:
Dividend (72nd) foi the last hnlf-
jc.u  at tho iatc ol 5 portent
pei annum 15,000   0   0
Balance cuiiiod topi ollt and loss,
new account .     . 5,010   1 11
]_:_ amount hi ought from last account     .....
13v ptolit foi fi _ nK.nthb ended Be
comber .ll-Llasr, uftoi deducting m-
.ome l.i\ .ind lebite on bills not
£lll,0!)li 1'.   8
£ 1,051 10   2
12,015   9   6
£16,090 19   8
The correspondent of a news
agency AVi-ibing from Durban,
speaks with apparent knowledge of
the Boer armament, and the way it
was obtained as follows .
"The expenditure of the Transvaal government for artillery during the past four years is shown
with startling bluntness in a document that has been brought here
from Pretoria and was issued some
time before the opening of the war
for" the private information of the
members of the Volksraad.
"In 1891 the Boers gave their first
order for a quantity of heavy guns,
aud then they expended _£10G,000
with Krnpp of Germany, and about
£100,000 wich an Austrian firm for
small arms. " The~Ki"iipp~g"uns were"
delivered in 1S05, and included two
of what was then the largest
pattern for a gun in the world.
These guns are forty-eight feet in
length, weigh 120 tons, throw a
shell \\ oighiug 2300 pounds and require 00. pounds of powder for each
discharge. One of these enormous
wcapoiib has beeu dragged to the
hill_. overlooking Ladysmith, the
labor necessary to accomplish this
feat having been prodigious. The
other is on the fortifications defending Pretoria, where it awaits
the approach of tho British in their
coming attack on the capital. Both
are amply provided with ammitnit-,
ion, which in addition to the great
steel and iron shells, consist of
shrapnel, holding .'-000 balls weighing three and one-half ounces each.
Its bore is 16.88 inches, and all these
attributes have enabled this gun to
make Ladysmith a most uncomfortable spot during the past several
"In 1895 another .8100,000 was expended with Krnpp, and a number
of field guns of long range were obtained, as were also several mountain and bush guns, these being especially adapted to the hilly country aud the hot climate of the
"But it was in 1896 that the
Boers contracted for the guns that
have thus far in the war done them
the most effective service. It was
at this time tiiat they made their
first purchase of six cannon manufactured at Greusot, and so satisfied
were the Boer oliicers with them
that eighteen have been added to
the Transvaal arnamont since that
date.   One of the many effective
features of this gun is the clever
arrangement of springs or brakes
that lessens the recoil materially,
and brings the gun back to its
former position within two seconds
after being discharged. This gives
greater velocity to the. projectile
and increases the range. The velocity is oyer 1800 feet per second at
the muzzle, and' the carrying distance is a trifle under five miles,
this remarkable result being,obtained from a charge of less than two
pounds of'powder, and from a gun
weighing, only 3400 pounds. Eight
shots, may be fired each minute
without heating the metal and
every gun goes into action provided
with 144 rounds of ammunition.
There is a sufficient quantity- of
ammunition for these' particular
guns .to..keep' them in active service -
for the.next two years.
"During 1807-98 and aportion of
1899, the Boers continued to
.strengthen.-their,, artillery;arm and
also to fortify many of the hills
along the frontier. In this period
they bought forty-eight rapidr fire
Schneider-Capet fourteen-and-one-
half-pounders, that throw shrapnel
containing 234 bullets.
"Five batteries of eight rapid-fire;
Maxims are each being used against
Mafeking and Ladysmith. The
Boers also proA'ided themselves
with four batteries of twelve-pound
quick-firing Vickers-Maxim guns
with a range of 12,000 yards. Two
of these are said to be mounted on
the hills at either side of a narrow
pass that leads from Natal into the
Transvaal, another is overlooking
Ladysmith and the fourth protects
••In all the Boers have between
220 and 230 heavy guns and field
pieces, every individual gun being
of the latest design 'and with the
latest improvements,, and the entiie
number supeiior in nearly every
way to those possessed by tho
British." ^	
The Bankers' Association of New
York city, a great mutual admiration society, entertained themselves
with a grand banquet at the Waldorf-Astoria the other evening.
Most of the speeches' lauded the
greatness and sanctity of Maunnom
and the gold standard. One speech,
however, broke the monotony of
the occasion. A newspaper man
named Simeon Ford spoke aud
furnished a good deal of amusement
at the expense of his hosts._ "As L"
"sivt__-_ere_fcIIi-—ieven_hg","~_i_ began,
"listening to the strains of that fine
old banker's anthem entitled When
You Ain't Got No Money, Why,
You Needn't Come Around, I was
thinking what a grand idea it was
for you magnates to get together
and settle among yourselves what
shall be done, and who shall be
done ancl how you will do them. 1
have observed," continued Mr.
Ford, "that one's reception at a
bank varies somewhat with the
condition of the money market.
Go in when money is easy and tho
president falls on your neck, calls
you by your first name, and cheerfully loans you large sums of money
on your Baloon Common "and your
Smoke Preferred, and you go on
your way rejoicing. The next diiy,
news having arrived that a Gordon
Highlander has strained a tendon
in his leg while sprinting away
from a Dutchman near Ladysmith,
or an Irish lady chef has .sent home
two pounds sterling to her family,
money goes up to 180 per cent a
minute, and you get a note requesting you to remove your Baloon
Common and your Smoke Preferred
and substitute government bonds
therefor. And still you wonder at
crime. Bankers are too prone to
judge a man by iiis appearance, so
that the very men that need the
money most have the hardest woik
to get it. They are apt, especially
at the City Bank, to discriminate
against the feller who looks like
Rocky, in favor of the Roekyfeller.
Clothes do not make the man! If
they did Hetty Green wouldn't be
where she is. and Russell Sage would
bo in the Old Ladies' Home. If
Uncle liusselj had to travel on his
shape he never would see much of
the world. Yet beneath that
ragged coat there beats a heart
which as a beater can't be beat—a
heart as true (so the Standard Gas
people say) as truo as steal. But,
after all, banks and trust companies
do.a lot of good in a quiet way, especially to their directors in a quiet
way. It would sometimes be mortifying for these directors to have to
attempt to borrow money on certain securities, in institutions'with-
which they were not connected, because, instead of getting the money,
they might get six mouths."
What Killed Sir John.
St. John Telegram.
In his speech the other day sir
Charles Tupper declared,  with his
tremole stop pulled out, that sir
John Macdonald had worn himself
to death in resisting the disloyalty
of Liberals.    This was not the first
time that the leader of the opposition had made the statement; but
reiteration does not 'make it any
the less au empty fable.   Grit disloyalty never hurt sir John.    What
killed sir John, if political matters
had anything to do with his. death,
was.the rottenness of, his. own party.    He  died  in the early part of
the session in 1S91. just when the
exposures  that   drove  sir    Hector
Langevin, his light hand, into the
obscurity   of     private   life,    and
Thomas McGreevy to piisou, were
taking shape.   Sir John knew what
was coming.   The" f.ieL had been
laid before him.    Ho saw the cloud
of doom gathering over the Conservative pai'ty, and wa, enduring the
shame that came upon all the people of Canada as the corruption of
his colleagues was later exposed to
the world.   The dread and humiliation was too much for the veteran
leader and lie gave v_ iiy under tho
strain.    Sir Charles' story,might be
accepted in some foreign land : but
not here iu Canada where tho facts
are still fresh in the miblic mind.
The London newspapers are at
present devoting much attention to
the facts which prove the existence
. of a Boer conspiracy against British power in South Africa, long before the Jameson raid.   The Chronicle publishesan in terview Avith Canon
Farmer, jvho lived for five years in
Pretoria, and who is now in England.   He declares that arming* was
going on among the Transvaalers
long before   Jameson   crossed the
border, and that president Kruger
welcomed the raid as an excuse tor
go on more openly with the preparations for Avar.    For more than a
year before the raid,' says Canon
Farmer, arms and ammunition were
being poured iuto Pretoria.   Directly afterwards the forts around Pretoria were started, and within two
years six were erected. . In 1898 a
neAV fort Avas built at Bloemfontein,
showing that the Free State was
also preparing   for   war.     Canon
Farmer says that he spoke to Mr.
Conyngham Greene about the guns
and arms which were arriving continually, and AA'as giAren to understand    that   "the   government   at
home were aAArare of the condition
of things."   That the Boer strength
and resourcefulness were  no   less
underestimated   in   London   than
they were   overestimated by the
Boers, themselves, is evident from
one of .the last remarks made by
general Jou.bert before leaving for.
the   front,  as   related   by  Canon
Farmer:    "Chamberlain will be.sur-
prised  at this,  as he  thought we
Avere merely bluffing."    On the eve
of Canon Farmer's departure from
Pretoria, chief justice Gregorovsky,
said to him:    "Is it really necessary
for you to go, as the war will be.
over in a fortnight?   Weshall /first
take Kimberley and Mafeking, and
give the English such abeating in
Natal that they will sue for peace."
This   was   the   Boer   programme,
wliich has not been carried out, and
..never.'will be.   In - regnrd to  the
numerical strength -of the  Boers,
Canon   Farmer states   that Boer
officials, with whom he was friend-,
ly. told him that they would put
between"90,000 and 120,000 men iu
the  field, ' and  that    they   AA'ould
"completely   smash   the   Biitish."
Admitting the difficulty of judging,
Canon Farmer thinks that the estimates of tho numbers of foreigners
Avith the Boers are excessive.
Provincial Board of Health
PECULATION'S of the Provincial Board of
-LU -^Health approved by Order of His Honor the
Lieutenant-Governor in Council dated tho 15th
day of February, 1900.
23 CENTS TO $1
1. All passcngeis arriving at the lloundary
Line from tho south may bo required to furnish
tho Inspector or olllcer in charge of tho currying
out of Ihese regulations with a certificate from
the Health Olllcer of the city or town which lie
or she has left, containing tho following particular*.:
(a.) That ho or she has not been In any place or
building infected with smnll-pox:
(b.) That ho or she has not lived in any placo or
building which lies dangerously near any
infected building or district:
That he or she lias re
321 to 331 Baker Street, Nelson.
Lighted by Electricity and Heated with Hot Air.
Large .comfortable ;' bedrooms and   first-class
dining-room. Sample rooms for. commercial men.
Front Doors
' Inside Doors
Screen Doors
Inside Finish
Infal and coast.
focal and moot.
Newel Posts
 Stair Rail	
Rough and
. Dressed Lumber
of all kind:?.
A. Sayward
Contactors end Builders
Buy Their Lumber
0, 0_ Buchanan's
A large stock of Urst-class dry materl-il on
hand, also a full lino of sash, doors, mouldings,
turned work, etc.
Factory Work a Specialty
Yardt  Foot of Hondryx street, Nelson
Telephone. 91    Jo^H   R&B,   AgBIlt
The latest" Wall Papers
"We uie now opining up tin luges! slock of
Avail pai.eti. iMiidus.-iid moulding* on i iocph _d
in Nelson. Wi* i-iiH-in-id duett fiom tlic _Mon
tioi-1 i-iti-oiioi-.. nnd li _-v _ ilieiefoie lhe HIukL de
h-)_;in .ind < lose-! lined. Spu i.il _iuol.itium-. to Ihc
F. d. Bradley & Co.
I'llMllh   VM.   1>I < OK -I....'.
Corner Vitton.1 <ind Ju.< jdiiuo Slieuls, XeNon
Miner's Lamp Using Acetylene.
K.iK.nc.ting and aiming Jouin.il,
Some trials' lmve lately been
made in the Ncn-Diepcnbrock IIP.
mine owned by the Selbeclc Mining
Company, of a miner's lamp fed
with acetylene, designed by the
Velo Company of Dresden-Lobkau,
Germany; and the results were
satisfactory, although a few modifications in the direction of greater
strength are recommended. The
lamp is described in a note by Mi.
Kuhn in the Echo des Mines of
Pdi is.
This lamp, an open one, can be
.i=ed conveniently and without
danger in the roads and working
places ; and its illuminating power
is ten times greater than that of an
ordinary lamp, while it better
withstands damp and air __uiTent£.
The illuminating power of an acetylene lamp is not diminished in bad
air; but the Ilame of an oil lamp on
the contrary becomes reduced ap-
pieciably in a foul ciu'ienl. Moreover, while water falling from the
roof eaaily extinguishes" the-flanfe"
of an acetylene lamp, it can be
relighted more icadily than can
an oil lamp. The dear light given
by the acetylene (lame facilitates
inspection of the a\oikings by tlio
foreman; and an acetylene lamp
placed 'i m. from the point wheie
men are working gives M.fiicient
light for them to sec exactly what
they aie about, including the management of rock drill... Tho cleaning of this lamp i*. a very hiinple
matter; but it should be carefully
overhauled before use, because a
crack or a joint not perfectly tight
might bring about an accident.
IV|rs. E. C. ClarKe, Prop.
Waverly Hotel
This popular hotel, wliich is now being
enlarged and renovated, will be reopened
on March 1st,-when It will have 40 large,
nicely furnished and well lighted roonm,
heated with hot air. Special attention
will be given to the dining room.
A Big* Schooner
Tho bebt glas_ of beer to be had in Nelson is at
Corner Silica and
Stanley Streets.
E. J, CURRAN, Prop.
IViadden House
Baker and AVaril
Streets, Nelson
Tho only hotel in Nelson thai) baa remained
under one management since 1890.
The bed-rooms are well furnished and lighted
by electricity.
The bar is always stocked by -Be besb domes-
tio and imported liquors and cigars1.
THOMAS MADDEN, Proprietor.
B. C. HOTEL   Erie. b. a
First-class in every rospect. Choicest wines,
liquor, and cigars. Kvory conifr rt for transient
wild resident guests. .
Wagon rcpalnnp promptly attended to by a
flrsr-class wneelw right.
Special attention given to all kinds of ropair-
ir{< »nd custom woik from ouUido points.
bhop:  Hall St., betweesr Baker and Vernon
Kootenay   Coffee   Co.
Cofleo roasters and dealers ii Tea and Coffee.
OlFor fresh roasted coffee of bcsl> quality as
Jaw and Arabian Macha, per pound 9   &
Ja.a and Mocha Blend, 3 pound1.    I 00
f mo Santos _ pounds        100
SmtOi-Blond, 5 pounds  100
Our Special Blond, G pounds  -  1 00
Our Rio Roast, G pounds.....  I 00
A trial order sollcitpd. -..ilc^roonr. _* door_ east
of Oddfellow . block, Wo_t lukur Klruet.
Fruit and Ornamental Trees
l-Iiodndendions, IUm". I'mcy K.-i-igrecns,
].l.-K-it_.,i«. I.iiHis. ni v. ciop Liiwjii Uiiij-s '-led for
jncsttiL oi suInk pl.intnig. L uj.cn! unci moit
rornpluo slot k in Wi ■.tun .'.maii.i. Cull and
mal-t-joiii Niilor lions oj _-«_.n«l foruit.ilOKUQ, Addle, i.il puihuj jjioihiiIn.-ihI green I ion n.c_.
_M, ,1. Ill'.-N Iti •
3WKi WC-tmii-blci Jto,id, Vancou- «r, Ji. C.
itKi.wi.'im _sn mirri mis oy
J»rr»i>pt and regular
delivery to the tiado
Brewer^' at kelson
Nelson   Wine   Co.
Spit mI attention «ji\en lo f.iiii' ."
'Tt$T^«,     FRANK A, V
Xelson. B.C. m ..va. -Ki
Haul Co.il
$9.65 ISir'1'^    S6.15
(c.) That lie or'she bus recently been successfully vaccinated.
2. If Ihe Inspector believes that any*person In
infected, or that his or her clothing or oilier effects contain infection, the Inspector shall detain
such person, and his or. hcrclothiiie and eilccts
as aforesaid, until tho period of incubation is
over, and such person anil his clothing and other
eHects shall be ar.ionce disinfected.
3. If ho only suspects that any person on board
or the effects of any kiii»1i person, have been exposed to infection, ho shall notify the Medical Health
Ofllc.cr of the locality to wliich the person is trains
to meet, the train or bout, und to keep the person
thereafter under observation.
4. In the event of any passenger bringing anv
baggage (hand or otherwise), or whether llie
same snail bo forwarded by express, the following certiHc-ite may, also be required-from tho
Health Olllcer of the town or city aforesaid:
(a.) That tho said baggage (here give full description of said baggage so that there can
be no question as to idenlillcation) has not
been in any.place or building infected with
(b.) That the said baggage has not been stored
or used, in any place or building which lies
dangerously near any infected building or
I district.      •
5. All railway companies, transportation com-
puniex. and stage lino _ must adhere striclly lo Iho
foliowini; regulations : ,    , '■.*".
(a.) All mail from infected districts destined
for points on the boundary line, or north of
same, must be fumigafed oh or befoio leaving the last point of call south of said lii_e.
and the master in charge of such mail must
furnish the Inspectoror ..Olllcer in charge of
the carrying out of those regulations with
a certificate from, the Health Uliicei* of
such points where fumigation takes plneo
that siime has been done: '■'.-.
(b.) All ears must be fumigated before leaving
American points -for British Columbia
points, and the Health Officer's cerliHeato
must bo furnished thutsilch has been done.
(c.) No Indians shall be allowed tolitnd in Wc_fc
Kootonay or: JEastvYiilc under  any conditions. ■   ■■ -   ,        _ *'_=:•■
fi. Whenever any householder knows or suspects that any person within his household has
small-pox, ho slnill Immediately,' by special messenger when possible, give notice to the Medical
Health Olliccr.   V • '•
7. Whenever, any physician kriows or subjects
that nny person whom he is culled upon to ^vi^it
is infected with or has died of small-T1ox. he shall
immediately notify the -Medical Health Olllcer.
8. Any physician so called shall liu ve, for the
. purpose of -isolating the infected person and his
attendants andOf placing the patient, attendants,
and nil oilier persons residing'in the same houso
and the house itself in quarantine, all the powers
of the Medical Health Utile cr, and the duty of or-0
deimg and cufoicing such immediate isolation
and (|U.irnntinc slr.ll dc.ohc upon such pb>si-
ciuu until the .Medical Health Olliccr has been
untitled and has had time to act.
9. Whenevci a teacher in any school has ic.ison
to suspect tluit any pupil is Millcring fiom "smallpox, oi tliatsmull-poN exists at tho house of .my
pupil, he shall notify the Mc-diuil Health Olllcer
lmiucd.atcl.. and shall pic*, eilt the all en .Lance of
s.ud pupil oi pupil. until nudic.il e\_dcn_p Hut
no danger of infection e\ts!^h..<' been obtained.
(Vide i-oclion8«,v-l. section.!, "Health Act_I8'IV»
10- Ph. sici.uiN, tcfiolieiN. ,-iul hotiscUuldeiN
shall notifj the Medical Health Olllcci* of the
presence, or suspecte'i picscnco. of chlekcn pox.
11. The Medu.il Health Olliuu nIi.UI immediately gi.cjiuticc b\ telegraph iolhu l'io.ineul
JiO-inl of Health or too Hint __i_<- of sjnnll pox
which shall appear in InsdiNlnd, and-.lull fm-
thur furnish e\oi\ ^ei-ji dnjN, oi 'oflener if re-
qimul, .1 statement show ing the number of new
casesdc.elopud. l)u> miiiiljoi ofthoNu who ha.e
died, Ihe number of Ihoic who lime ic.o.etu-.,
nnd the numbci w houio still Nick.
strsj'Kr-jJ i) i)M>>.
12. The Medt<_i! Health Ollirer of o.eiy (Iin-
tnct, 0( an> of his iticdii'.il .inmM.uiIn. ha1, mg ic
coi.od iiiforniatjon of .iMispct led ci-uof smallpox, nIiuII immediately liiqiui.' into Ihe f.icts,
eithei b\ consultation villi lhe-nt'ervdingplij si-
eian oi hv his own poison il ob=i r.ador, oi both.
If the chinncteiistn* t-..-iiplou*ai<* wit. .u/IL'-.t'iil-
ly developed at Iho, time, ol iiivcNtiguiion, tho
Medical llciltl- O'ilcei nIi.iII kee p !he c.-Vi undo'
his own peiNouui oltsei ..itiou .it the njicci.iI sus.-
peclsMtiun ortKev.hue until (he line indue of
lhe disease is disco.cted, Until tho tune has rii-
ined vlicn, in the opinion of the Medical Health
Olheei, all cause for suspicion oi dangev is past,
the suspected e.ise shall be isol.iti d anuuihCrwioe
dealt «iUian the tame liiannei aspicscill-cd Xoi* "■
a case of sini-11 pox The pcrNum. U\ ing ui the
s-uiic house, oi S*" ho liuVr In en m conlai t -.will
the infected patient, shall .iKo boUpl undei observation. And all si.tli poi«on . and lhe suspected pei-on <il-» shall bo mimcilf.ilcly ,accniu_)d
with the mostacdic v.Kiuie '(.niter piociiialile.
.-CICA-, 'MSI s
l.'l. The acl ion I o be taken m (he cm nt of ica-e
of snmll-pov being discowied ins|h>iH. a- fi.l-
lo.^: la) IJeteiitHin. "(lisiiifcclioii, ihi! ition M
peisoiih uliicfid oruM-n-id io infection . ibl di*-
liifO-Hon of <,iroi boil 'c*l mich. unit inn iifnll persons «lm havc^beonexposcil taunll.iKinn or .j^s-
"pecio.! ot eoinf'jitig ivmlnginnjTiniic (i.MtiiH'iil
us a siiNpcet of aoj person w \\ fuses lo he . nc-
cinuted : u<_    mililll.itnin  of Cup lo.al i.>_:ud of
Hcallh Olllcci-* at, place of di -tiilaf ,ou • (fi iioiill-
cation of Sceiclar> of 1'iounciii! Ho ml.
V.Ul'IN \iioy<
11. H shall bu inoumbentupoiif.oi.il liiuido -)f
Ilenllii loaininge iiiilablc linn s aud iilac-c-. lor
\,uciimtion. and In g:\e puhlie noli.e tiincof
l">. It jn now deutiied nrKsN.ii.. nml is Ihhcmy
ordeted, Iha'. te.ic)i..i> in I'ublfo SclmoN and
High Si hook oi College-, shnll iciiudc a ceilill
i aicnf-lirtfcssfu! i.iccina'ioii fiomeacb I'lnlilal-
teiiditif'iH NIK h S\liiiol <u Colli'ge «i a icililb ulc
tlnit NlKltllilld Nat Jltut presiill Him inNil-ci'pli-
ble lo vaccination. 'I lie i "itiilctitc-v Miall no
piCM'iiled on deimiii I to lhe* leichei* ru* olhei
jnqpei aulhmil}
I1.XU. ri.M'Sl-.     (sl'(    'tl,  Ilh,\l1!l   M'l I
Ili Pioiidc-vlluit mi) lid-on wild iiol.il-*. any
rcgtilalmn of llio l'nii nn 'nl Hoaid 1.I111II. nidi n.
il In otlllTWlNC N|.i<l,lfl> pioMiled, be liable for
c.rrv sili'li ollener ton line not cstccdilig om'
bundled dnltnif. with 01 v itliout conU. or lo iai-
pii-onnitiil. with 01 williout bald 1 tlior. foi 11
tctm ■ml 1 seceding sl\ iuoiiHin. in to both line
nnd Impnso'iuienl, 111 Uie di-Uetioli oflliCitiu-
\i« tllig<"i'tii l.
IJ. "lhe Smi.i1I*I'ihi llcgiiliitioiis adopted m ls'.*i>
nli» now in fin ci*.
Sm hi. 1 w:_, I'ko. im in. Hi) v ni. in* III  -I.TI-.
Viciokj \. I'cbiu 11 v 12th, 1'K.XJ.
Hi Coiniriand.
Pi_ini.Ntivt.su 1.1.1 vin*.
C. W. Wast & Co-
notice  TO  VOTERS.
Coiisonalivo-. aud all finorablc lo the Coiisct-
v.ittvo au.so an* invited lo icgiptur then nuiiies
upon lhe votPis list. ].c.,'i-,tiatioii can lake
ldace nl nnv U111O, the (iuahlh.itions bouv. Urn*
ish -ubjOits, '21 jkun of ago, si\ mouth*, km
deuces in the prov nice and two months rcsideccu
in thondrng. Tin* niiii. i'oIu* list i> U'td roi
both Dominion and liOMiiri.il eliclrons.
The following will bu j.luwd lodr.vw  applioa-
tionKat theirodlees foi intending voters*
John KHiot, J II. Hones, W. A. Mautmial 1, It.
M  Mucdonuid. 11. V\". Hanniniftoji   iivt
S M  B!.\ DUKo.
fcccictaiy Coiinui vativo Vt.sO( 1 iliou
Lethbridge fiaft Goal
The best vnl'ie for* tluo money _n tho inaiko.
for all pin poses.
tkkms r.isji     \V. P. "yiKiM-isv, Oonoml Agent
TclepUoue 117.    01?ic» with C, JL). J, Chri-Uu.
Tenders, in o icipie.Kd foi the pimlii-o of .1
Qiiautil.v of mining Nupplic lools md pti'vrsimw.
v\hnb .lie now Ntoicd .it ihu H.idsoM* «''«•«'»
Moiimig moiml.uu. AJ>1>1> at the ollici of U. C.
0-i!i|ibi*ll Johnston J! V.. oil A i< Iui_..nU( e\ op-
posiie iho i'h.ui hotel        _
~       SAWMILL   FOR   SALE
TIic=ivMuiliand pl.uil l.ilc!> ownet by Joseph
*!T .!U.beitN.,H l-.keu'. lauding, and K-iisistuig
ii _ ,'Ohoise powei boilii, engine, .intlith &.
MTWge top-rig sawmill, cdgei. Planer, bolting,
*tel etc , will be sold wheie they now bUnd.
^^VaYLOK & -.lANNlSGTON, SoUcltors. TIIE TRIBUNE:  NELSON, B. C, MONDAY FEBRUARY 25, 1900  I  is  j _  I-5  cJ  RECEIVED  IMPORTATION OF  pushes  BATH   TOOTH    NAIL   HAIR  Baker Street, Nelson  W. F. Teetzel 8c Co.  Fail and Winter  Boots and Shoes in all the latest styles  and direct from the manufacturers  Dont fail to see our stock suitable for this winter  Maltese Gross Rubbers and Overshoes  Buy Maltese and get the best  213-215  CITY LOCAL NEWS  J. A. GILKER  BAKER STREET  NELSON  i  m  SILENCE IS GOLDEN  As I h.uo been picp.uiiiK foi spun., tiadc I ha.c not had lime to mention  the up In dale koimIn I have bi en loueuiiK d.ulj  I nun Ihe mniiiifaeluieiN.  Call and ex uuiik our slock of Watches, Jewell \. Diamonds, bleil ng Nov  cities, .Sihci  Plato W.ue, Piano Lamps and Oujx Tables.  I (any the l,iiK_>-<t NtoeU in Unlisli Columbia and .ill Kuaiaulccd.  1   haw  also  increased   inj  factoij and am  piepucd   to  manufacture all  kinds of ic.why,  uid am able lo compute with .injono in Mulish Columbia.  ,   -Mi, watch ilepaitnient is fii��l-cl.iss, as I only employ the best men and pa.  the b< ,1 ���....l.ci.     All -work jju.minlcul   . >  *��� AI'nI oieiis iceeiie our piompt and oaiefnl sttli iilion.  Jacob Dover, the Jeweler  ii  @  jf Owing' to the War  And food limes gcnei ally down Kast, all goods ha\ c advanced from 1Q to  10 per cent, and liti.inK made our spiing- pin chases  ______  835  *B_^  Before the Advance  Our piices i\i_I be as low as c.er, and mo advise our ousloiliers to buy  now i.lnlo our slock is complete.   JJiico�� aro sine to be liiKhei later on.  The bulk of our spring goods aie heic now, and we oiler special baigains  in all lines. ���>  DiOns GooiK from lie up.  Black: Cropons al SI 23, $1.50 ami ��2.  .Now designs in Prints at 8c, 10c, 12_c and loc.   AM fast colors."  Wi.ippeie.tc goods at 10c 12{c and He. *       _    -i "  J-icss Skills in black lustre, seigcs.ind ccpons, fiom S3 lo $10,  A few Ladies'Silk Shu*t Waists, to < lcar, iitT $3.30.   These were icgular  ?."> goods. ' '.  Flinnel Shut Wgislh at ��1,75, regular S3 goods.  Gup OvershoeSale  Ts still on, and as the season is lale wc aiooireriug them at <-__-ii��h(er prices.  Heioaie a few pueos: I-tulIiV Aluslois, at (ile.. ladieVbullon overshoes,  t\* ?1���.(5; mens buckle o.eishoeN, at ��1.30; lumbermen's, rubbeis.at 81.S0,  S1.7J and ?-'.��).  KLLIOT  BAKI.lt  It LOCK  -j'lllKl.T  A. FERLAND _. CO.  P  ���  urns 6c uo.  olesale and Retail  Head Office at  NELSON, ]_..  C.  ers in  eats  Markets at Nelson, Ross1.uk],* Trail, Kaslo, Ytirir, Sandon, Silverton, New-  Denver, Revelstoke, Ferguson, Gnirul Forks, Gieenwood, Cascade City, Midway, and Vancouver.  Mail Orders Promptly Forwarded  ALL KINDS OV  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE ANJ) ItttTAIL  FJSH AND POULTRY IN .SEASON  Baker Street, Nelson ��   (J#   TMVES,   Manager  ORDERS BY MAIL RECEIVE OAB?i!FUI_ AND PKOMPT ATTENTION.  ight on the Corner  Hy jour icsidenic in when; \.c  aie fo be found lo attend to  jour '.ioeeij dade.  Wo have iusl re-rued a shipnii-iit of e��lr,i line fl.ivoud OjJon .ind India lea. Also  homu ficsli masted .Mocha and J.n.i Coileo. Those -,-oorls wo can ici-ominend to anions wunting bouicUuug choieo.   Ciae us i_ tual.   '.Ve J.now wo can jiJeuso ;������  The parties isolated at tho pest  house are getting along satisfactorily and are managing to put in the  time. The patient Clayton is recovering rapidly, but lias not been  taken out of the dark room. Dr.  Me Lennan is making a close study  of the case, which lie pronounces as  of average severity, rather inclining to mild.  The Nelson Gas and Coke company propose to place on exhibition  iu tlieir Raker street oflice a two  horse power gas motor. Tho apparatus will bo in running order, and  will be utilized to demonstrate to  possible users of power, the advantages of the gas engine over other  methods of generating power.  The Nelson Saw k Planing Mills  company is getting out tlio timbers  for the frame of a new C. 1*. R. tug,  which the company figures on  launching 30 days hence. cShe will  be 00 feet in length and equipped  with the engines from the old  Kaslo. This tug is entirely distinct  from.the boat in which the Palsons  of Toronto are building engines.  F. A. Tamblyn left on Saturday  night for RIythe, Ontario, having  been summoned to the bedside of  his mother who is critically ill.  The quartette of prisoners for  the penitentary from Nelson have  been delivered to the authorities of  New Westminister. Provincial  constable Forrester returned home  at once. C. IX Jarvis is spending  the balance of fourteen days' |sick  leave at Victoria, aud special oflieer  Drinkwater remained in Vancouver.  D. Macgregor, pound keeper, is  on the trail of citizens, who have  neglected to pay tlieir dog taxes.1  The period of grace ha,s- expired  and the authorities 'propose prosecuting those who have neglected  sundry warnings. Macgregor will  get out witJi the dogcatehers net.  The tug Angcrona is now plying  out of Nelson having been brought  down here a day or two ago. She  will be sailed by captain Campbell  and will be utilised for handling  freight to the railroad camps along  the line of the Balfour extension.  The mines under contract to ship  to the JIall Mines smelter are holding theii shipments for tho present.  ���The smeller people have advised  them that within a few days they  anticipate receiving a cablegram  which will determine whether or  not operations are to bo resumed.  In the meantime they have requested their shippers to hold the  consignments ready for forwarding.  E. J. Fisher* of Winnipeg has  arrived in the city to take charge of  the carpet department in the Hudson 's_Ri.y__Company_s_ stores.__ This,  department is located on the second  flat, and a portion of the stock has  already been i eecived, while further  consignments are- en route.  The Boundary team has formally  dropped out of the Kootenay  hockey league, after having defaulted all they games thoy were  scheduled to play in Nelson. Tlio  local men will see the league through  tho season if there is any ice.  The work of completing the heating .system at tho general iiospital  has not progressed as nipidly as was  anticipated. Tho new wing will  therefor*, not be occupied for some  time. Tho present directorate is  not taking" action regarding the  establishment of a training school  for mir_-cs preferring to leave the  matter to tho new directors who  take hold about the middle of  March.  Daniel Smith of tho Ontario  Powder Company arrived in Nelson  Saturday night fiom Kingston,  Ontario, with five men who are to  take executive positions in tho new  works at Six-mile point. The paity  included H, A. MacPherson, who is  to be the manager of the city office ;  A. J. Gibbon, superintendent at the  ���works; A. Laiuey, who will be  nitrator; W. A. Way, packer, and  Thomas Way, shellmaker. Several  carloads of plant are on the way  from tho east and may arrive in a  day or two. The construction of  an engine house and chemical building is to be commenced today.  The chorus in the Pinafore will  practice this evening in the lecture  room of St. Saviour's church at 8  o'clock p.m.  The patriotic concert given at  the opera house on Saturday evening by the Rossland Dandy Coons  was a great success, and nearly $500  was realized which will go to swell  Nelson'scontribution to the Mansion  House fund. The performance, was  clean and clever, the jokes were  funnier than "usual, and Frank  Oliver's and Arthur Salvini's singing were especially meritorious.  James V. AVelch has secured a  portion of tho work on tho Balfour  extension. He was identified with  Mr. Stewart in the construction of  tho Boundary spur lines and has an  extensive plant at Trail, the first  installment of which is expecteel  here today. Mr. Welch wont over  the new line yesterday.  The .circulation of tho daily  edition of Tins Ti.ii.UNi. has reached  1000, which is almost double that of  its contemporary.  Louis Blue's sawmill at Rossland  burned down last night. The mill  is situated about two miles out of  town past the Centre Star mine.  The mill is .above the water tank  so the fiie department was unable  to get the hose in play. A bucket  brigade was formed but at midnight the flames were still raging,  and it is understood that the mill  is a total loss.  J. A. Cameron, of the C. P. R.  telegraph office leaves tonight foi*  Winnipeg where he will take a key  in the company's office there. He  will be accompanied by W. T. Williamson who has beeu transferred  from Grand Forks to AVinnipeg.  Mr. Cameron's successor is D. O'Con-  nel, late of AVinnipeg, who enters  the local office today,  THE EIGHT HOUR IAW SUITS  Jay~ P. Graves.  Jay P. Graves, .manager of the  Old Ironsides and Knob Hill mines,  in Phoenix cailip. is in Montreal  and was there interviewed by a'  newspaper reporter as to the probable action* of his company in re-  regard . to the enforcement of the  eight-hour law, says tho Grand  Forks Gazzette. -    ..  It had been rumored in Montreal  and eastern Canada, as it was here,  that the big properties of the company would be closed down in company with those of the syndicate  of mine owners who havo determined on the repeal of tho obnoxious law.  Mr, Graves' answer to the question of whether or not those properties will close down is unequivocal aud admits of no miseoustiuc-  tiou. He stated positively that the  mines of his company would be operated in strict accordance with  the law, and that there Intel been  no intention of .shutting down.   Regarding this "matter he said:  "AVe discussed that question last  April, and concluded to make the  best of the act. AVe continued operations on these lines, and we  havo adapted our work to conform  with the law in question, AVe expect te> continue our operations and  have never given tho question any  further consideration. We announced at the time our decision to  the other mine owners, and wo also  advised them to do likewise."  Iffl  Stoves   Stoves  We have the finest line of COAI HEATERS ever displayed in the district. We are sole agents for the famous COLE'S HOT BLAST HEATER  Our claims for this heater is that it is adapted to any kind of coal.  CROW'S NEST, LETHBRIDGE, or ANTHRACITE, burning all kinds  equally well. Not requiring the attention of an ordinary coal heater.  Economical, durable and simple in construction. See our Steel Ranges  for hard and soft coal or..wood.  H. BYERS & CO.  NKLSON  KASLO  SANDON  Keefer, AVinnipeg; A. C. Macdonald,  AVinnipeg; AV. T. Beadles, Salmo:  AV. H. S. Peard, Mediciuo Hat; G. F.  AVillianis, Greenwood; J. F. Galium,  AVellesley, Mass.; AV. H. Voss, Montreal; J. M. Vicker, Sandon; D. S.  McPhail, Victoria.  A Disastrous Reconnaissance.  Steukstuom. Sunday. February  25.���A reconnaissance yesterday in  force under general Gatacre with  eight guns found the Boers occupying a ridge thiee miles beyond  Molteno in Stormberg division.  Montmorency scouts charged tho  Boers who crept around the scouts  flank, pouring in a deadly fire. The  scouts were linally compelled to retire, having lost four killed, seven  wounded and 14 missing. Captain  Montmorency and lieutenant-colonel J. II. Iloskiu were among the  killed.   BUSINESS   MENTION.  Mrs. A. Hal ton has opened dress  ni.ilung p.irlois m tho M.iddcn block, l-icning  dresses and l.nloi made costumes a speciultj.   2_  For  Rent���House  on Carbonate  slieol, ne\l lo e\-ni<ijoi* Necl.mds,.. looms .ind  kilchen.   J-W|iiii*c 0\-nIiciiI1 llobnibon.  From today tho rink will be open  to the pnhhe from ,'i to (I p. m., ,indfi*om S to  lO.IM) p.m.  For Rent���Seven room house iu  1'Y.ii \ie.v .uldilion. Willi bath und p.intry, hot  ,md cold ...iter. Italic in l.itehen. Apply .it  Vienn.il_.il.oi}, li.iker sliocl. Nelson.  Here's Bargains  IVP'S SUITS  We have about !_"> .lints of good serviceable  tweeds, odds,ind ones of our ��10 and $12sml_i, .ill  si/.c..ue in I ho lot.   Take } our choice for S7.._0.  lloj 's Niuts, ..arm and nice, e\ti.i good for little pi ice.  Undo wen rat special low prices.  Bin prams iu men's and boy's caps, -socks and  ties.   Quality good���pneos low.  WE HAVE STOVES  But  while  we  are  waiting  for the cold weather we  your attention to our line of  NICKLED COPPER WARE  would  draw  Including Tea and Cofluo Pols, (no.ci.i1 designs) Knainelled Handle Dippcis, Pudding Dishes, Tea  I-oltlo i, etc., and I be onlj place you can get them la at  LAWRENCE HARDWARE COMPANY  i*-��&&&&&S_;S_--&fl_--__L-__L*       --S--S--K--&--��_-&-_sv_a--ftu---S->.i  Baker Street,  OppoNite Qucbn'i- Hotel.  BROWN & DO.  CUT PRICES IS THE  - ORDER OV THK DAY  And I \vanfc to bo in it. I havo just recoived  Fall wimples of Suitings and Overcoatings, representing a foO.-OQ stock to choose from made to  your order at piices never before heard of in Nel  son. All the latest fads in Fancy Vestings for  Fall and ���winter. v  Ladies' tailoiingin all its branches a specialty.  Lowest, prices.   Rooms 1 and 11, Hillyer block.  STEVENS, The Tailor  W  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  Kirkpatrick & Wilson  who! r.s\i i: ind hi i hi, ni ai fi.3 is  Groceries  02  ��___-  Crockery  Provisions  tr-*  C?__  Glassware  Hams  _*-  era  Dinner Sets  Coffee  __��___  1-9  ._��  Tea Sets  Butter  Chamber Sets  Dried Fruit  ���"=���__  _=9  tad  Office Sets  Teas, Spices  Bar Fixtures  Pickles, Sauces  Japanese Ware  Vinegar  1-9  _?__  Fancy China  Goods deli, oral free. Mail  orderN eaiefully.il(ended lo.  Nothing  but  the  bCNl.   No  cheap goods.  ���    INI    1      II     III  Wholesale and iet.nl mer-  fhanls. No. 1ST, llakerSLieel,  telephone 1(1, P. 0. ho*. JC. &  XV,   Tli .i tii-il oidei.  CLKANING  AND  REPAIRING  Fine Tailoring  YOUR OWN GOODS MADE UP  OLD CLOTHES MADlfl GOOD AS NEW  ARTHUR GEE  Opposite Clarko Hotel.  MERCHANT TAILOR  KIRKPATRICK &,WILSON  ^���^^^vS^^^_a_-_Si3_-^__-i5.   '      _^__t^*____;&_____fc____;_fc___L*_____:___;^:  ���msTSS^9-0n^^f^S^9^^fif^^9        *___r^^^*ap_t.*_5^flf:-S-:^*3_r:s_i-  Hi  Hi  iti  Hi  iti  iti  \ti  &  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  \ti  iti  SOAP  SOAP  Palace (Vjeat IVJarl^et  Headquarters  for all kinds of  Fresh and Cured  Meats.  A fentuio will bo made of the poultiy and  game trade. They will always be on hand during then season,  J. L.  PORTER, Prop.  lew Jo .uphino St, bcLw con Baker and Vernon.  A PEER AMONG OTHERS  Gilt Edge  IS ITS NAME  This Soap, l.vUing weiyhl, quality and cost mlo .���oiisidei.iiion, will be found the bat. ,_ij._C Clio  cbeapcst in lhe iii.iil.ol.   It ��ill not,wash gnodN without some liiblmiff, hut the liuesl of ifuodN,  vi hot hei woolen oi cotton, can be piopeily clOa 1 without lnmrv and with !os> laboi  limn ml It  most so culled family *.oaps    You e in use it m Ihe bath or lo wash (lie babj, .is its liigtedieuls are of  the piuest and best quality.   Koi snlu at  The Western Mercantile Company, Limited.  FANCY AND bTAPLK OUOfKRIKS UAKI.It STREET, NELSON .  When You Want the  BEST CANNED GOODS ON THE MARKET  TELEPHONE 161,  Boulters Tomatoes and Marrowfat  _P_eas,_Stnndard_Brand Sweet-Corn  P. 0. ROX 17(1.  HOUSTON liLOCJC.  Blue Ribbon Tea Always" on Hand.  K_cn.Ii 1-kk_> Received Daily  John _\. lmt\g & Go.  HOTEL   ABBIVALS.  At tiik Phair.���Charles A.Yorke,  Loudon; F. St. .1. Mtiunsell, Balfour;  Jiuucs n, Welch, Grftiirl Forks; 13.  Emerson, Spokane; Charles II. Wolf,  Spokane; W. K. Zwicky, Baker  City; T. G. Holt, Vancouver; F.  Smith, Toronto; A. P. Sloane, Toronto; J. Pringle, Vancouver; A. M.  Todd, Calgary.  At tiie Hume.���Charles W. Busk,  Kokanee Creek; P. M. Hunt, Bon-  nington Falls; F. C. Kingswell, Nelson; Thomas E, Barrett, Granite;  Charles C. Griffin, Ontario Powder  Work*,; Peter Smith, Vancouver;  W. D,  Forster, Ilobson; George IT.  Electrical Repairing, Electrical Supplies,  Electrical   Contracts   (Mines,   Steamers,   Dwelling  Houses, Etc.)   Try us for work and prices  Joseph in o and Silica Street^.,  -.ppo-sito -Vtotht-diBt. Cl_u____i  PATT0N &  Siman NELSON HARDWARE CO.  Chloride of Lime-  Carbolic Acid.  Bi-chioride of Mercury.  Copperas.  Permangnate of Potash.  Sulphur and Brimstone  for fumigating.  We have ali   the'above  (with  directions for using) at  reasonable prices.  Carbolic Acid in large bottles,  60 cents.  ( ���    anaia Brag & Boo  NELSON  Freighters and Contractors  OUTFIT   FOR  SALE  11 p.iek milks  1 saddle horses.  U imb sleigh i.  On', eminent standiid -.agoni.  Also h.iino .n, .Lijpri-i_.es (co-i-jiM-lc with blankets*, lobes, Ul ), luoi-, cam)) on tills, tents.  Kor n.iiliuul.Ui write, sI.Hiiik reiimienicnts, to  T. Orahani, Albei I Can>on, Ii. O.  W. Siarme/* Srrfith & Co.  PAPER HANGER, GLAZIER,  PAINTER, ETC.  CHIMNEY SWEEPING  Offloa Ward EU*el. Opposite Open Honae  ASK YOUR GROCER FOR W QELEB!|AT��D  Oats  The Best that Money can Buy.   Take no Other  Manufactured by tho Dmckiimn-Kor Milling Co., I.ld.  Victoria, Vancouver, Westminster. Edmonton,Nulnon.  ON'T PAY TWO PRICES  FOR' YOUR   CLOTHING.  It will paj-vou to examine m> stoikof new goad*,, ^iniif? o\eicocl=i and spiing suili. Speciii  bargains in footue.il. Complete hue*, of Jaiiii-t ^IcCieadi & Lo'i and the Aires, Holden & Co.'a  boots and -.hoes.  224-226 Baker Street, flehor\.  TO YOUlt LOT LINK  WE DO IT     SEE US  GAS FITTING OUE SPECIALTY  PLUMBING OF ALL KINDS  Opoia House Block, Nelson  Fred J, Squire, ierchant Tailor  FULL LINES OF WINTER AND SPRING SUITINGS  WEST BAKER STRKE^ N iSLBOH OEPOSiTE SILVKE KING HGTSX'


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