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 _l  ���I  JI  If  DAILY EDITION   BY MAIL  FIVE  DOLLARS A YEAR  xxnz  WEEKLY EDITION  BY MAIL  TWO DOLLARS A YEAR  EIGHTH YEAR  NELSOK:  MONDAY MORNT^G, MARCH 5 1900.  PRICE  FITE  CENTS.  INTRIGUES AND COUNTER INTRIGUES OCCUPY THE  .7}  Attention of Pocket Politicians at Victoria.  Yktokia, March I [Special to The Tribune.]���"When Joe Martin  left here Friday for Vancouver he went fresh from negotiations with  members of the Turner party Avhosc aid he sought in fixing up a government. In Vancouver, howevor, he has been received Avith open  arms by the Liberal executive and no doubt the idea of a Turner  coalition is now abandoned. Tho meeting of the Vancouver Liberal  executive last eA'cning endorsed Martin'.s policy as enunciated to them  and pledged him their support. The meeting also at Martin'.s instance  passed a resolution denouncing tho conduct of the in embers toAvards  the lieutenant-governor at the prorogation of the house. Ilibbert  Tupper now .seeks to avoid the introduction of party lines by a union  of the Turner and Cotton interests against Martin, ancl for the dismissal of the lieutenant-governor, bub Charles Wilson, who has re-  p-$ cently assumed tbe leadership of the Conservatives for provincial af-  Lfairs, insists that they Avill conduct the campaign on federal party  lines.  VANCOUVER LIBERALS WILL  Support Joa Martin.  Vancouver, March li.���At a large  meeting of the executive of the  Vancouver Liberal Association at  ���which also Avero present a considerable number of prominent avcII-  known Liberals of the city aud  outside points, the following resolutions were carried:  Moved by Charles Woodward,  seconded by W. J. McWilliams and  resolved, that Ave, the members of  the executive of the Liberal Assoei-  tion of Vancouver and other Liberals hereby endorse the policy of the  lion. Joseph Mar Lin, premier of the  province of British Columbia, as  enunciated by him to this meeting  this evening aud Ave pledge ourselves to accord him our support.  A motion to adjourn the debate  on a question of adopting straight  party lutes" in "the approaching contest for a Aveek was lost by an overwhelming majority,  Mo\rcd by Alex McPhillips, seconded by A. M. Tyson  and  res>olvcd,  that this meeting hereby records its  emphatic protest against  the  unseemly behaviour of the people's  representatives   in  the   provincial  ! legislature towards  his  honor, the  lieutenant-governor, on the occasion  of the prorogation of the house  of  assembly, ancl  expresses   its sympathy with his honor and  the  be-  i lief that -ho acted  iu   the 'trying  i moment iu a faithful and strictly  j constitutional manner and for the  [ best interests of the province.  This resolution Avas carried with-  | out a dissenting voice, after prem-  I ier Martin, had thoroughly cx-  i plained all the circumstances which  led up to the prorogation ancl  I incidents connected therewith.  the  .Roberts Preparing to Advance.  New York, March 2.���Mr. Isaac  _i\T. Ford_cabling the__Tribmie_ from.  ' London at C o'clock this morning on  the South African AA'ar situation  says: "Dr. Leyds denies that he  has received auy news to the elTect  that the siege of Mafeking has been  raised by the Boers or that Bloem-  fontcin has been occupied by the  British, (.'oneral Roberts is at Os-  fontein preparing to continue his  advance eastward. It is generally"  understood that his first objective  point will bo Bloemfontein, but he  keeps hit. own counsel 'and his plan  of operations may prove lobe quite  different from that fixed upon by  popular opinion. Continental critics continue to give credit to general Roberts for his stiategieal skill,  but do not recognize any particular  .merit in the work of Buller or  White."    ;   The Boers' Dispositions.  Bi.iOEMii'OXTBiiV. Orange ' Free  State, Friday, March 2���Via Lorenzo Marquess, March 3.���The federals have resolved to abandon the  ' territory around Ileusburg, and the  retreat has been effected under the  protection of mounted burghers.  It is officially announced that on  Friday general Cronje, with from  2000 to a000 men, surrendered owing to scarcity of food and ammunition. Tho president (Kruger) is  issuing a stirring addicss to the  burghers in Natal, avIio aro falling  back on Biggar&berg. The president will return to Pretoria on  Sunday.   ^   Canadian Artillery for tho Front.  Capj-.toavn, March I.��� The Canadian arlilleiy his just started for  the ^oiit. The loyalists gave them  an ovation.  HOW BOWDEN COT AWAY  With The Hall Mines' Cash.  H. II. Bowden, formerly of the  Hall Mines clerical staff, is fleeing  from justice with twenty-seven hundred odd dollars of the company's  .money. The money is the proceeds  of tho checks Avhich ho had heen  entrusted Avith to cash, one for  $2100 and one for $000. The iirst  Avas to pay time checks for the men  aud the second was for the amount  of the provincial poll tax collected  by the company from its employees.  Bowden cashed them both and  pocketed the money, and, as he had  charge of the books as well as the  cash draAArer, the deficit AA'as not  noticed i'or seA'eral days.  Last Friday Aveek ho asked for a  few days' leave  of absence  on account of his health, saying  he wag  going   to   Spokane.      lie did' not  start at once, however, and on Sunday he was yory sick as a result of  over-indulgence iu liquor, one of'his  comrades iu tiie office attending to  him.      He   Avas   not  missed   until  /Tuesday morning, when a man Avas  scut to his  cottage, as he did not  appear at the office at tho usual  time.    Everything AA'as left as if he  had just stepped out for a moment.  His breakfast things Avere left, half-  Avashed.     His   rubbers,   overshoes  and apparently all his clothes Avere  there.      His   grip  AA'as there, and  oven   his   tooth   brush   and   hair  brushes wore in their usual places.  The    police    Avere    communicated  with, but nothing could .be learned  of his movements since the day before (Monday)  after  he had taken  lunch at the Hume hotel.   The conductors, pursers and officials on the  trains    and.  boats    running   out  of Nelson Avere questioned, but none  of them had noticed  anyone ans-  Avering BoAA'den's description, and  it _was _fchought_ that   possibly, he  AA-as lying low somewhoro in toAvn.  Some of his friends Avho Avere not  in possession of all the. facts went  so  far  as  to assert   that   he  had  fallen a victim to foul play.  ' The enquiry was, however, kept  up and on Friday evening it transpired that Bowden  had after all  left for Spokane on Tuesday morning.    Immediate steps were taken  to follow him, and  tho  authorities  are confident of locating  him and  soon effecting his arrest"   '  There AA'ere all sorts of rumors  afloat yesterday and Saturday, some  oven asserting that lie had beeu arrested in Seattle. All these rumors, however, are without foundation, ancl, up till yesterday evening  nothing definite Avas knoAvn here  beyond the .fact of his arrival in  Spokane,  BoAvdeu had been in the employ  of the Hall Mines Company for  three years, and AA'as highly esteemed and implicitly trusted by  the management of the company.  No reason is assigned for his act  except that he knew that his engagement with the company Avould  terminate on the 15th instant oav-  ing to the closing doAvn of the Ilali  Mines. So far- as can be learned he  had practically no debts in Nelson,  only OAA'ing $15 for rent and a balance on his furniture to D. McArthur & Co. of $25. The sheriff has  taken posscssson of his effects on  behalf of his landlord on account of  tho rout duo him, and the Hall  Mines Company has issued a writ  against him in the supremo court  for the amount Avhich he i.s short.  BoAvden has ji\-ed in the Avest for  OA'er fifteen years and formerly resided in Calgary and Winnipeg,  SOUTH AFRICAN SITUATION  Reviewed for tha Week.  New Yokk, March 4.���In his  cable review of the South African  Avar situation, Mr. Isaac N. Ford iu  a dispatch filed at London at 1  o'clock this morning says: "There  is no confirmation from Lorenzo  Marquez of the rumor that president Kruger has joined president  Steyn and is on tho point of opening negotiations for peace.' The  Times in its afternoon edition yesterday announced that president  Kruger had left Pretoria for an unknown destination and that it was  conjectured that a conference betAveen the presidents of the two republics would take place. . There  Avas no official information respecting overtures for peace. Members  of parliament Avere not disposed to  attach importance to the rumor  and military men explained that  the probable object of tho presidential conference AA'as the adoption of  measures of defence agaiust the advance of lord Roberts' army.  Bloemfontein cannot be defended,  but there are lines of hills at the  Vet and Valsh rivers where a  strong stand can be made and the  passage of the Vaal river can be  contested on the way to Pretoria.  The-Dutch commandoes cannot be  massed - under a single leadership  Avithout a direct agreement between  Kruger and Steyn.  It is not believed in influential  circles here that the United States  government will be asked by the  Transvaal and Free State to make  approaches to Great Britain in the  direction of peace, since Kruger aud  Steyn are. more likely to avail  themselves of the seiwices of Hof-  meyer and Schreiner. The intervening of Germany is as unlikely  as that of France. It is believed in  diplomatic circles that the German  emperor AA'as among the first to send  congratulations to the queen' on the  surrender of Cronje's forces and the  relief of Ladysmith. He sympathizes, with England and has done  so throughout the Avar. Cecil  Rhodes' visit to Berlin last spring,  when the emperor displayed a remarkable knoAvledge of the details  of railway .construction, was not  Avithout effect and the queen's influence over her grandson has been  strongly exercised. A great lady  of Lhe German court, formerly maid  of honor to the empress Frederick,  is authority for the statement that  the queen is the only' person in  .Europe of whom the emperor stands  in awe. She alone addresses him  as."Willie" and is most affectionate  in her treatment of him as a favorite grandson.  There is a sudden shrinkage of  news, from the seat of Avar. Supplies are moving rapidly into Ladysmith and general Buller's army is  resting from its labors until orders  can be received from general Roberts respecting future operations.  Pathetic accounts of general White's-  emotion when lord Dundonald's  troopers arrived in Ladysmith still  appear in print.  The railway to Colenso will re-  require extensive repairs.  Three British officers belonging  to White's and Buller's forces have  escaped from Pretoria, and ten soldiers have also eluded pursuit. *  . The Colesburg'district has been  entirely abandoned by the Boers  and general Clements' scouts aro  uoav near tho Orange river.  General Gatacre'.s forces are moving toward Stormberg and there  has been renewed skirmishing near  Dordrecht. Fighting is reported to  be imminent in the Free State on  the line of general Roberts' advance  but the extent of the Dutch concentration is unknown.  ance of the men tore working on  the right of A\'ay, four miles of  AA'hich has been cleared up to date.  Frieburg k Stone start grading on  their section today. ��The camps aro  all located and in running order.  The contractors state that "-Itli-  tional men will.be. taken on a* the  right of way i.s cleared to penjiit of  grading, and a Conservative estimate of the number of men %o be  employed places it at 1200.  Captain Gore, commodore,- and  captain Moe, port steward, Avent to  ArroAvhead on Saturday on business in connection with the Columbia river fleet.  John Lodge, an old-time miner  and prospector, is iu from the head  of Kettle river, where-ho is interested in some prospects that have  good shoAvings.  The Ladies Hospital Aid Society  Avill meet in the vestry of the Presbyterian church today at 3 o'clock.  A number of the best men lately  employed at the-Silver King mine  have secured work at the,- Lo Roi  mine, Rossland. It is said that a  contract has been let by the Le Roi  management for several months'  diamond-drill exploration. If this  is true the Le Roi people are hunting for ore instead of cheap foreign  labor.         , .  JOUBERT MAY MAKE A STAND  THE RELIEF OF LADYSMITH  At Abraham's;Nek.  London, March 5.���Asdispatch to  the Times from Osfontein dated  March 2nd, dilates upon the "increasing difficulty of telegraphing  as the army advances through the  enemy's country." The correspondent says: "Forage for horses is  almost unobtainable on the journey.  The Avhereabouts of the enemy is  not exactly knoAvn, but the more  mobile of the commandoes arc  hovering around our auny. We  anticipate opposition at Abraham's  Nek, three niiles* east of Paardeberg  Avhere general Joubert is 'reported  as collecting a force from the whole  of the Lardy smith "forces, and <tln>  northeastern Freo Staters. *  "President Steyn arrived at the I  Boer camp at Abraham'^, Kraal, on  the morning of February-17th, and  harangued the burghers, exhorting  them to remember Majuba hill and  to relieve Cronje."  NELSON LOCAL NEWS.  Four electric flash lights have  been purchased from S. H. Seaney,  the local agent, for the use of the  police force. The lamps are used  as dark lanterns, and consist of a  small battory and incandescent  lamps Avith a poAverful reflector, the  the Avhole neatly encased in a tAVo-  incli cylinder and finished in black  morocco leather. The flashlight is  turned on by pressure from the  hand and the battery Avill run for  eight hours Avithout recharging.  When not in use the cylinder is  carried in the pocket where it takes  up but little space.  From -100 to 450 men are at work  today along the line of the Balfour  extension, yet operations are practically   only   under   Avay    at   one  Looking Forward.  A woiking miner AVrites to The  Tribune as follows. "The fact that  the   sum   of   $154    Avas    donated  towards the Mansion House Fund  by some 40 men  employed  at the  Granite and Poorraan  mines shoAvs  that if the ordinary Canadian Avork-  ingman cannot get  a chance to do  some fighting he is perfectly Avilling  to go down in his jeans and give up  his   hard-earned   shekels   towards  the support of the widows, and orphans of   the braA-c   felloAvs who  have laid doAA'u their lives in South  -Africa for the glory-of���the empire.  Here in British  Columbia Ave  have  the cream and essence, of Canadian  manhood.      Probably   the   Nelson  Miner can tell us Avhere  our  patriotic Canadians Avill be Avhen  our  mines are filled Avith men like those  recently   imported    by   tlio   mine  managers of the Slocan, men Avho  neither understand   our   language  nor our civilization-   Probably it is  the intention  of the Slocan  mine  managers, Avith   the aid of subsidized  newspaper.*,  to civilize and  Chribtiani/.c these  imported aliens,  and, in time, to make good   citizens  of   them.      But   even   avIich   thi-.>  Christianizing   and   civilizing  process has been   effected, how   will  these strangers compare Avith tho  native-born   Canadians ;���compare,  for instance, Avith  those now employed at captain Duncan's mines  on Eagle creek?"  Only Slightly Wounded,  Montreal, March 4.���Messages  AA'ere received from tAvo members of  the Canadian contingent today.  Major Pelleticr cabled his father,  speaker Pelleticr of the senate:  "Slightly Avounded iu the arm, nothing to fear." C. N. Armstrong received the folloAving cable from his  son, lieutenant Armstrong: "Only a  slight scratch, feeling splendid."  Advance into Zululand.  Dur wax, Friday, March 2.���Yesterday a number of horses Avere  sent into Zululand with the object  of marching a British force through  Zululand and intercepting the Boers  north of Biggarsberg.    A  complete  Came Quito Unexpectedly.  DuuiiA.v, March 2.���Correspondents avIio haA-e returned hero from  Ladysmith say the relief came unexpectedly. At noon on Tuesday  tho firing of general Buller's army  seemed to recede instead of approach, and the garrison AA'as consequently depressed. E\-eiybody  was startled to hear the garrison's  4.7 gun firing. It had not been  used much of late, owing to the  diminishing ammunition.  On hurrying out it Avas found  that tho Boers Avere trying to remove the big gun on Bulwana Hill  by the erection of a derrick. This  proved that something extraordinary AA'as happening, The other garrison guns then directed their fire  on Bulwana Hill with the result  that the Boers Avere compelled to  abandon the attempt Avith the derrick. Later on they placed the gun  on a Avagou, which capsized in a  donga.  During the afternoon, Avhenever  the Boers were seen approaching,  the British resumed the shelling of  Bulwana Hill. About four o'clock  a terrific thunder storm broke over  the toAvn, just after a message had  been heliographed from Wagon  Hill that the Boers were in full retreat. Other officers said they believed they could descry British  cavalry, but most people supposed  that the Avish was father to the  thought.  As soon as the storm ceased, the  British guns reopened on Bul\Arana  Hill, gradually concentrating the  fire on the left and driving the  Boers before them Avith the object  of preventing the enemy from hampering any British approach. Au  hour later a party of British horsemen could be seen crossing tho fiat  below Bulwana Hill at a distance of some miles.- It is  impossible to describe the excite-  ment and enthusiasm among the  troops that followed. Most of the  toAvnspeople had been driven into  their houses by the storm and did  nob learn the good iicavs uutil later.  The storm broke out again at seven  o'clock in the evening and con-  4tinued until two the next morning.  It must haA'e seriously hampered  the retreating Boers., The British  gunners kept up a -sharp Avatch to  prevent any further attempt to remove the Bulwana gun. The British naA'al gun Avas fired at intervals  thioughout the uiglit and iu the  morning a force Avas sent out to  look after the gun and to occupy  Bulwana Hill.  Lord Dundonald's force' went  after 'the retreating Boers Avhile  four thousand of the besc men of  the garrison Avent toward. Elands-  laagte iu the hope of being able to  cut off the enemy.  BOERS ARE BEING STEADILY DRIVEN BACK OUT OF  Cape Colony Into the Free State.  Dordrecht, Cape Colony, Sunday, March 4.-0 a. m.���General  Brabant's colonial division, after a night's march, is now attacking  the Boers in a strong position at Labuschagnes' Nek, on tho road  from Dordrecht to Jamestown.  Dorprkcht, Capo Colony, March 4.���Later���The engagement is  proceeding Avith great vigor and tho Boers are gradually retiring before the British shell fire from their positions. A heavy rifle fire is  being exchanged where tho British are engaging the Boers on the  right flank, so that the Boers have no big guns in action.  Evening.���General Brabant's advance today Avas satisfactory.  After marching and bivouacking OA'er night the force reached the  strong entrenched positions wliich they occupied and now hold, the  the Boers being on the opposite hill. The British will remain tonight  in the captured positions, although the Boers brought tAvo guns into  action and made determined efforts to retake them. The British  losses are six killed and eighteen AA'ounded.  Coleswerg, Cape Colony, March 4.���A reconnaissance Avith two  troops of Australians and tAA'o guns found the AA'agon bridge over the  Orange river intact. Fifty Boers on the other side were taken by  surprise aud the British galloped to the laager some miles on the  Free State side.  Price's command has moved seven miles north of Colesberg. The  Boers during the occupation denied themselves rather than see the  British wounded suffer.  J  system of heliographie eonmmniea-  point, where M. Sullivan has started tion is established between Wcenen  grading at tamp No. 2.    Tiie bal- J and Efchowe.  A South American Enterprise.  Nkw York, March 4.���On the  _Cu_uard__linc_ steamship_ Lueania,.  "which arrived here today, avi\s sir  William D. Pearson, M. P., here to  look after the Telmantepee rail-  lond, A\hich was purchased by the  company some months ago. jt  runs from Coatzacoalco, 130 miles  southeast of Vera Cruz, to Salina-  Cnxz on Tehimntepcc Bay, _ He aviII  superintend the building of docks  at both ports. Tho docks aro to be  large enougii to hold any vessel and  so arranged that freight can bo unloaded and loaded directly from the  steamship-,-  to  the   railroads.,   Tiie  locks, it is said,  in two years'.  Avill  be  completed  All Well Everywhere.  Loxnox, March 4. ���J 1:15 p.m. -  General Gatacre telegraphs that the  number of Boki*�� at Stormberg j-.  d.tily diminishing. Colonel Baden  Powell reports all avcII at Mafeking  on Febmary 1.7th, and the enemy's  activity was being met everywhere  by equal activity on the part of the  defenders. The position is unchanged at O-ifontein except that  frequent showers haA'e materially improA'cd the giazing to the  benefit of the horses and transport  aninuiK  Another Cabinet Crisis.  St. Jonxs, Newfoundland, March  '1.���The cabinet of sir James Winter  Avill probably resign A\ithin the  next 18 hours. The picmicr has  thus far been unable to make any  combination that Avould enable  him to carry on the government  purposes during the pending session  of tlio legislature. It is believed  that Mr. Bond Avill be unable to  form a ministry from the Opposition ranks. A general election is  therefore almost inevitable in May.  BOERS WILL LIKELY KEEP  t   >���  On the Defensive.  London, March 4.-4:50 a. m.���  Her majesty has abandoned her intended visit to the Italian Riviera  and has decided to remain home.  Her decision to give up her customary spring holiday is accounted another proof of her deep interest and  devotion to the AA'elfare of her people. On Thursday she AA'ill come to  London for a bi;ief visit, remaining  until Saturday, and she will undoubtedly receive a splendid ovation. Her heartfelt- dispatches to  the generals > in the field and her  visit to Netley hospital-have greatly endeared her to her people. -  Beyond the signs of a general retreat of the Boers throughout Cape  Colony, there is little 'news from  the front: Lord Roberts, in his dispatches to the Avar office thus far  published, says little, but he undoubtedly is active in some direction. The' Onsiand, the organ of  the Afrikander Bund, says: "The  Boers Avill iioav confine themselves  to tho defensive, abandoning an  offensive policy."  Abraham's Kraal, as sIioavii in  the Avar oflicc' maps, is a group of  three kopjes situated at tho junction of Kaal Spruit Avith Modder  river. It is a natural point of concentration Avhich the Boers could  make exceedingly strong, but after  the proofs of the mobility of the  army of lord Roberts, it may  be doubted Avhether they aa^iII make  a really serious attempt to bar his  adA'auce there.  A noticeable feature of all the  recent preparations at the theatre  of Avar has been the active employment of colonial forces, Avhich i.s in  marked contrast Avith the policy  adopted at tho beginning of tho  Avar. The Australian colonics have  decided to provide the 2500 men  Mr. Chamberlain recently asked  for.  ft is now seen how near Ladysmith Avas, to sfarA-ation and the  exhaustion of ammunition. The  town could hardly have blood an--  other Boer assault or held out much  longer. The Daily News has a dispatch from Lady-smith which says  that the supplies on hand were only  enough to provide rations for four  days. ��� Tho tenvn might have held  out another Aveek, but scarcely beyond that.  Montreal Cooling Down.  Montreal, March 1.���Rioting  AA'as feaied last night and details of  all tho local regiments were on  duty iu the drill shed, but their  serA'ices Avere not called upon.  There Avere a ftnv isolated fights  Avhich the police looked after. A  procession from Point St. Charles  marched through the streets singing patriotic songs, but there Avere  no disturbances. A big patriotic  meeting was held in the M. A. A. A.  building Avhere resolutions congratulating the British forces tho  Canadian contingent and lord  Strathcona were passed.  Rhodes Going to England.  Capbtoavx, March 4. ��� Cecil  Rhodes is hero and expects to sail  for England Wednesday.  ROBERTS' SUCCESS STOPS  '  i  - The Critics' Mouths.  London,    March    4.���Whatever  may be the  financial procedure* or  political plans of the ministers, lord  Roberts has cleared the situation  for them at home as Avell as abroad.  He   has   silenced    Alfred   Ilarins-  Avorth's   guns,   turned   lord   Rose-  bery's   flank   and    entrapped   the  peace, party as completely' as he did  Cronje in his laager at the bottom  of the riA'er.    There is no more gossip about the reorganization of tho  cabinet^ and the  military Avriters,  whose dispirited complaints of ministerial incapacity a vere. considered  of vital  importance a feAV weeks  ago, are now charged Avith making  much ado about  nothing,     British  imperialism   lias   received    a   tremendous impulse and the meetings J  of the peace party at  Exeter Hall  are broken up by a mob of patriots  from  the Strand.      The   ministry  AA'hich put-"Bobs" iu  Lhe saddle, is  no longer under obligations to make  ^ any defense or apology, io  has  tho  country behind it  ancl  can  appeal  Avith confidence for popular support  on the single issue Of the  unity  of  the empire.   The mhmtsrs will do  this if they are Avell advised rather  than Avait for a settlement of the  South African  question after tho  Avar- is ended and Pandora's  box is  opened.       Berliner Post is Politic.  _Bbri.lv, March ���4. -The - semiofficial Berliner Post in a strong  article today again begs the Anglo-  phobe press to discontinue the practice of abusing English statesmen,  generals and British enterprises  generally, declaring thin "does more  harm than some suppose." The  Post asserts on the authority of a  private letter from the Transvaal  received at Hamburg, that the Boer  republic on January 15th had i^ued  altogether 1(1, .100 identification  card1- to Boers in the field. The  writer of the letter claims that these  figures represent tho total federal  forces at the time. ,  Criqualand Kehels.  Cai'b Town, March 4.���The rebels  of Grhjnaland, reinforced by 500  Dutch farmers from the Priobka  district, occupied Ivanhardt, 100  miles Avest of Prieskn, after a sharp  conflict Avith the Kaffirs, and are  uoav marching southeastward on  VanAvyck's Viei, Avhere there are  grain stores.  Boers Near Osfontein.  London, March 5.���The Morning  Post has the folloAving dispatch  from Osfontein, dated March lird:  "General French made a rcconnait>-  <-ance today and encountered tho  enemy in force. They Avere occupying a tablc-.shapcd kopje. Shots  Avere exchanged, a Boer gun replying-   Telegraph Lines Cut.  Mazi'RA, Basutoland, March 2.���  The tclcgiaph lines between Mafeking am! Mazetu A^ere cut Wednesday night, a whole section being removed, it is believed this is tho  work of natives, pi oiupted or bribed  by the Boers.  v THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON B. C  MONDAY, MARCH 5  1900  SEE THEM  Bring your Repairing  jr Street  Railroaders  Look Here  We have Shoes built to suit  your business. Good substantial soles. Soft, pliable,  but strong uppers at prices  ranging from $1.25, $1.50  and up to $4.50  Lillie Brothers  couver. In the next legislature  Kootenay must be represented by  men who will present a united front  for Kootenay. Six members, if  they have brains, Avill control the  next house. Victoria and Vancouver have dominated the legislature,  in turn, and Kootenay can haA'e its  turn if the electors of the seA'eral  ridings exercise Avisdom in selecting  candidates.  SOAP  SOAP  A PEER AMONG OTHERS  Gilt Edge  !       IS ITS NAME ,  ;   '  This Soap, taking weight, quality and co.it into consideration, will bo found the best and the  Cheapest in the market. It will not wash goods without some rubbing, but tho lincst of goods,  whether woolen or cotton, can bo properly cleaned without injury and with less labor than with  mest so called family soaps. A'ou can use it in the bath or to wash the baby, as its ingredients are of  the piucst and best qiuilitj.   Koi sale at  The Western Mercantile Company, Limited.  FANCY AND STAl'LK OHOCKItlKS  BAKKR STREET, NKLSON  When You Want the  BEST CANNED GOODS ON THE MARKET  J. M. Kkuak should have a walk-  over in Revelstoke Avith Charles  Wilson, Q. C., iu tho field. The  Kevelstoke man draws more Avater  than some people giA'o him credit  for. He has made the race several  times alternately as government  and opposition candidate, and has  neA'er failed, and an outsider should  be an easv mark for him.  TELEPHONE 161.  Boulters Tomatoes and Marrowfat  Peas, Standard Brand Sweet Corn  P. 0. ROX 170.  HOUSTON HLOCK.  Illuc Ribbon Tea Alwajs on Hand.  Kiesh ICggs Received Daily  John /\. Irviqg & Co.  Right on the Corner  By j our residence is where wo  me to be found to attend to  jour grocciy tiade.  SVc ha-\c just received a shipment of extra fine llavoicd Ceylon and India Tea. Also  sonic fiesh roasted JMocha and Jn\a Coflee. Thee goods wo can recommend to anyone wanting -something choice.   Gne us a trial.   AVe know wc can please >ou.  Josophino and Silica Sticets,  opposite Methodist Church  PATTON & ENMAN  ELECTRICITY  Electrical Repairing, Electrical Supplies,  Electrical   Contracts   (Mines,  Steamers, ^Dwelling  Houses, Etc.) - Try us for work and prices  NELSON HARDWARE CO.  DON'T PAY TWO PRICES  for your clothing: *   *  Tub Nelson Miner is   in a   dilemma.   It has committed  itself to  the introduction  of party lines in  provincial   politics.      In   such   an  event it would be obliged to support the Conservative candidates.  This Avould mean swallo\Aring the  eight-hour  laAV,  Avhich  tho   Miner  has repeatedly denounced   as the  cause   of all evil.     Thus circumstanced, the Miner seeks to divert  attention from   itself.   It   accuses  The Tbihune of truckling to Joseph  Martin while his star AA'as in the  ascendant, and AA'ith  reviling him  Avhen   his   fortunes  sank.     Those  who are familiar Avith The Tribune  knoAV that it differs from the Miner  in that it never truckles to any individual or to any party. It refused to  denounce Joseph Martin unheard;  but AA'hen the matter resolved itself  into a choice of the iudiA'idual Martin  or  the  Semlin  government  it  dropped Martin.    Iu   vieAV of the  Miner's recent homily on independence it may be presumed that the  Miner is no longer in receipt of its  subsidy of fifty dollars per month  to abuse the men  who framed the  eight-hour law, as   Avell   as those  who endeavored to observe it after  it was law.  jg.00.fi*.  Xlf  iff  iff  iff  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  iti  %  *ee*ee6*e*��*fi  SEND  FOR  SAMPLES  m  m  m  m  m  >>*_i>Wv< ^�� '00' 00' 00- 00' 00' 00' 00 ' 00- 00 ' 00 ��� fi* ��� 00'^^S-00' 00 ' 00'^0^i  ��� Mrm .^^ Hi        Ladies'  Mackintoshes  Latest Styles  m  m  m  *  m  xti  iff  iff  iti  iti  iti  iti  iff  iti  iff  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  f  Wash Dress Goods  xti  iff  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  11 will pay vou to ev.uninc 111} stock of new goods, Fining ovcicoals and spiing suits, bpecia  bargains In fooli\uu. Complete hncb of James McOieadj Si Co.'n and the Asues, Holden & Co.'g  boota und bhdci. ^  224-226 Baker Street, _io\sor\.  THE0   MADS0N  Ho! Ho! it N(cArthur's  Elegant Sideboards  Superb Cheffoniers  Petite Dressing1 Tables   In the Famous Golden Oak  Just Received a Carload of Hig'h-class Goods  Fred J. Squire, Merchant Tailor  FULL LINES OF WINTER AND  �����VK8T RATCKR STttKKT' NKWMW  SPRING SUITINGS  OPPOSITE BILVKR KINO HOTKI  Free Water Connection  TRAGHAN  TO YOUR LOT LINE  XVli DO IT    SEE US  GAS PITTING OUB SPECIALTY  PLUMBING OP ALL KINDS  Violoilii Streel, opposite I'u-ilonire.  ��lw CBfrttnme*  Co.MMKN'nXfJ on the parsimony of  , the Libors�� 1 government in   its expenditures for advertising, tho Victoria Colonist; enumerates tho various sums paid out  to the Liberal  papers for this purpose.    Tho Nelson Miner i.s mentioned  as.  having  received only $7.35, which beggarly  sum is  probably  regarded  as the  value of that paper's support to the  party.    Js it any wonder that the  Miner is wavering in its support of  a party to  which the editor has  acknowledged a life-long allegiance ?  Is it surprising that our esteemed  contemporary is gradually adopting the somewhat erratic  political  ethics of its patron saints���ex-alderman   Beer   and   Hugh Sutherland?   The Tuidlw Edoes not entertain a very exalted  opinion of  the Miner's methods, but it does  believe that $7.75 i.s scarcely commensurate with the value of the  goooN delivered. Indeed, $0 would  have been little enough, and tho  fact that it did not reach the latter  sum might be taken as conclusive  evidence that the influence at Ottawa of the Nelson end of the  "machine" is, uot as strong as it  should be.  The Conservatives of Revelstoke,  so it is  reported,  havo  nominated  Charles   Wilson, lawyer,   of Vancouver, as tlieir candidate.    This Is  a mistake, and Mr. Wilson will commit  a  blunder   if he  accepts  the  nomination.    The  interests  of the  Kovelstoke riding of West Kootenay aro too important to be turned  over to the care of a non-resident,  nnd if Mr. Wilson  would  be   the  loader of a party he must first win  his .spurs at his own home���Van-  -Josei'ii Martin does not propose  to remain very long without a following.   If the press  reports  can  be relied upon he has got the executive of the Liberal Association of  Vancouver in line aud has secured  an endorsement for himself and his  policy.   This will no doubt tend to  complicate" matters in 'Vancouver.  The city was represented in the  last legislature   by F.  C. Cotton,  who became leader of the Semlin  party after the government's dismissal, and who is opposed to party  lines.      The senior representative  was   Charles Tisdall,* a prominent  provincial Conservative, who will  have to decide between the finding  of the Conservative convention and  the Semlin  caucus as to whether  federal party lines shall be recog-  JlL^edoii not.     Vancouver's  third  representative was Macpherson, the  labor leader, who before the last  session was convened was said  to  be   wavering    as   to   whether   he  should give his allegiance to Semlin  or Martin.     Macpherson is also a  prominent   Liberal.      The fourth  member was Martin himself.    The  general opinion is that Martin will  contest one of the Vancouver sweats  and secure all the support ho can  from   the Liberal   party.     Cotton  will be in   tho field as a Conservative   opposed   to _ federal   lines.  There   then    remains   the    labor  and   the   Conservative parties   to  be _ considered.      This    confusion  may account for the leader of the  provincial    Conservatives���Charles  Wilson���seeking a nomination at  Hcvelatoko instead of in his home  constituency���Vancouver.  The Kootenaian of Kaslo does  not hesitate to publish baldheaded  untruths regarding the reputed  editor and manager of this paper.  It says : "If the manager of The  " Tribune will wait until a blue  " book now under preparation at  " Ottawa is published, he will prob-  ���' ably see himself officially describ-  " ed as an individual who tele-  " graphed statements iu regard to  " the labor trouble to the govcrn-  " ment and then shirked appear-  " ance before tho commission ap-  " pointed to enquire into his allega-  " tions.   The report will probably  iff  iti  iff  iti  iti  iti  iff  iti  iff  iti  iti  iff  iti  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.  Shirt Waists and Wrappers  JUST IN  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  We have opened up and are marking the  largest  stock  of Wash  Shirt Waists  and  Wrappers ever received in Nelson.   Bight in ^  style and right in price. \ti  Black and Navy Serge $3 to $12.50. iff  Black Brillanteen, plain and fancy,' $2.50 \f/  to $9. iff    xti  Ready-made Skirts  Ask to see our new Silk Underskirts from  $5 to $20.  Two .more pieces of all wool Sheppard's  plaid, dress goods, 44 inches wide.-   *  NEW GOODS ARRIVING   DAILY  IK  m  m  m  Ladies''  and Children's  Cashnjere Jjose] '$  rvine & Go.  ^m*?**^****^*^  re��c-��c-ee-*e-ee^s-  The  Latest  Neckwear  ************  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  \b  ib  ib  ib  ib  X'/  ^K'W. ^���^'^���^���^���^���^���^'^���^���jSfr'Sfr'Tfc '-^S' ��g^ '-jft <*?' �����?'���**'" 0* 'g*���*f '0* ��� ** '0** '0* ���*** ��� ** ���/g*'' *? ���*? ��� __ "{__'&��*  "0*-00'00'00'0*'0*'0*'00'0*'00'0*-0*-00''0*'fi*'fi**fi* '^'^^'^^'^^^^���^.^''^^���'^.^^.'^'^.^'^'^'^^''m^  " add   that   the   statements   tele-  " graphed turned out to bo incap-  " able of-proof."_ Unlike the Kootenaian, The Tribune is not in the  confidence of the party in power at  Ottawa,  therefore it cannot even  make a guess as to the contents of  "blue.books" that have  not been  issued; but this statement can be  made: no telegram signed by John  J Tons ton will appear in any "blue  book" issued by the Dominion government    regarding     the     labor  troubles in tho Slocan, for no such  telegram was sent Neither d id John  Houston shirk an appearance before  the commission   appointed  to   inquire into the question at issue.    It  is  Safe [to say that commissioner  Clute will state that tho information given him by John Houston, at  an interview held ou the day of his  arrival   in   Nelson, was   fair and  Avithout bias.  like candidates who can stand on  their own bottom and make a fight  on theiv_own'individual merits.   i^mdaWodi  Vernon Street, Nelson.  The secretary of the Kaslo Boaixl  of Trade is having a difficult time  in explaining that the board is not  a mere tail to its president's political kite.  Tiierk is one thing ihat the people of Nelson riding are a unit on,  that is, the right to name their own  candidates for legislative honors.  They will not for a minute tolerate  any dictation or interference from  the politicians on the coast. The  would-be candidates who are seeking influence at the coast might as  well return home, for the electors  ivill   have none of them.   People  St. JOSEPH'S SCHOOL  NELSON*. B. G.  A bending and day school conducted by the  SNlui'H of fat. Joseph of l'cacu. It is sitiiuted at  tho corner of Mill .md Josephine sti eels in one of  the ucst iciidanlul portions of Nelson, mid is  c.islly accessible fiom all parts of (ho City.  The com io of study includes the fundiunontnl  and highei bi,mohes of Ihoiough English education: llii'-inc'?? course���bookkeeping, Btcuog-  raphy and Ijpewiidng. Science course���music;  \ ocal and instrumental, drawing, etc. Plain art  and needier di k, etc.  Kor lei ins and particulars apply to tho Sister  Superior.  Will open her  Kindergarten and  primai} school in  THE ENGLISH  CHURCH school  room on tho 2nd of January, ISXX). For terms and  all pdi ticulai s apply to MISS PALMER,  At residence of Mrs. J. R. Robertson, Baker  Street West.  CUT PRICES IS THE  ORDER OF THE DAY  And I want to bo In It. I have just received  Fall samples of Suitmes and Overcoatings, iepre-  senting u 350,000 stock to choose from made to  youi1 cider at prices never before heard of In Nelson, All tho latest fads In Fancy YestinRs for  Fall and winter.  Ladies' tailoring in all its branches a specialty.  Lowest prices.   Rooms 1 and 11, Hillyer block.  STEVENS, The Tailor  188 raimep  The-Nelson   Saw and Planing  Mills, Limited.  Are prepared to furnish by rail, barge or teams  Dimension Lumber, Rough and Dressed  Lumber, Loeal and Coast Ceiling; Local and  Coast Flooring, Double Dressed Coast Cedar,  Rustic, SMplap, 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  Ofllce and Millb- corner Hall aud Front Streets, Nelson Xlbe tribune Supplement  MONDAY   MORNING,  MARCH   5,   1900.  Palace IVjeat IVJar^et  Headquarters  for all kinds of  Fresh and Cured  Meats.  A feature will bo made of tho poultry and  game fradc. They will alwajs bo on h.nid during their season. ,  J.  L.  PORTER, Prop.  IK) Josephine St.,between linker and Vornon.  .   . Telephone IK).  A. R. BARROW, A.M.LC.E.  PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  Corner Victoria and Kootonaj Streotb.  P. O. Box 559.        t    '      TKLEPHONK NO. 115  Piano Tuning-  L. S. OTIS, Resident Piano Tuqer  Leave orders at  Dover's, Painton's, MCI CfllJ-    ft    fi  Thomson's Stationery Co.     "CtOURj   B. If.  Boss, Lee & Taylor  BAKKR STIUCKT, NKLSON  (George V. Motion'*! old bland)  "flow, Feed, (kin, Hay  AND PRODUCE  Gar Lots a Specialty  Correspondence Solicited  Phone 5a  NOTICE.  The undorilKifcd have mutually agreed that on  and aftor the Iflt day of March, 1900, Iho follow-  iiiK Hhall bu the rules for milk lit the Cily of  Nelson.  -' Wholesale. 40 cents per gallon  Retail ,.. 181 conUt per cjuart  FRA8NR k BKOBERICK:,-'  MoLEOl) *c MASON,  D. M. DOBBINS.  Dated at Nokon, R. C, February 27Ui, 1800.  A TRUSTED_ GENERAL.  Lord Roberts 1ms ut his elbow another trusted general  in   whom   he  believe* thoroughly���major-general  Tucker, who  has  gone  up   to   Lhe  the Modder ahead  of his  bevei.uh  division, which  is  only beginning  to arrive,   lie is junior in grade to  lord Methuen, who is really a  lieutenant-general,   while   Tucker' has  only   that  rank  locally,   but  it is  thought   by   some    that    general  Tucker   will   eventually  command  oir that  hide,   and   this 'may   be  the   fii^t -.step     towards   it.   lord.  Roberts having  had  full, power to  deal with matters  of this' Jkind   as  he   may   think     right.        General  Tuekor has'much South .Afi iciui experience, as lie  was  with  his. regiment, the old 30th, all through the  Zulu war, and subsequently in Pretoria, in the days of  the brief annexation of the Transvaal.    lie is a  very practical, rough and ready soldier.    I have been  reminded of his  common   sense   treatment   of   his  regiment  when   returning  from   a  long exile in Zululand  and  marching towards Pretoria,  He was met by lord Wolseley,  who was ou his way to the Boer  capital, and asked for a biuail escort of llve-and-tweuty or fifty  "steady, sober" men:-"Jlavcu't-got"  them in the regiment, sir," answered  Tucker, "not at this moment."  -"What he meant,was soon seen. Ou  approaching Pretoria he halted a  few'miles out, encamped the i(3gi-  ment, and sent into town for sutlers  and camp followers, with  drink and so forth, and gave  his men three days of uninterrupted "enjoyment," as they  thought. Wheu they had spent ail  their arrears of pay, and had generally pulled themselves together,'  he resumed his march, aiul his  whole regiment was now steady  and sober enough to have provided  lord "Wolsuley's escort four or five  times over. It should bo added  that general Tucker is of, the old  school, that of the army of Fland  ers, which swore. He has a plentiful supply of strong language when  occasion need*.  Succumbed to Heat.  The news has reached here that  Mr. (Joi'don Corbould of New Westminster, died a few weeks since iu  Pretoria. He was a member of the  first Canadian contingent', and dnr--  iug a march he, and soma others  were overcome by the fatigue and  heat of a. long march." They were  completely exhausted - ami' were  taken prisoners by the Boers aud  subsequently were prisoner* of war  at Pretoria. Mr, Corbould was so  sickfiom the effects of the heat  and marching lhat he was put in  tin1 hospital, where lie died, wile  was a son of Gordon hi.'Corbould,  fornieily a member of the provincial pai liaiuent from New Westminster. The unfortunate young man  was A'ery frail physically. As soon  as the call for troops came ho was  among the fitsfc to volunteer.' At  first he was iejected as not physically fit for a soldier, but influence  was^brought to bear and he was accepted.  BUSINESS   MENTION.  To Let���House, garden and hennery, siiiuble for a chicken ranch. Apply!'. II.  Roberts*, Victoria sticet, opposite poslulllcc   Wanted^LtO-buy_foi__cash,_Kccoiid_  hand furuiiiiio on Woe.   Apply T. II. Roberts,  Yicloiirt -street, opposite p��sr ollleo  From today the rink will be open  to the  public  from   .1  to tip. iu��� midrioiu 8lu  lO.IiO p.m.  FRATERNAL   SOCIETIES.  MUi__ii,\ ..f.lti.l , S" Ifl, A V.\ ,\, M.  Mm"- iHuuf' t\ iKiiifi.d* ii -i��eh moiiih  *'n  ��� ������'   i.   'I'l-ifiriiii ii \'Vii  KSMH'r* OV PYTHIAS- Nelson Uidjto. No,  a KiiiK'li!" nf Pythias, iiieiilK In I. O. O. V.  flail, corner Halter and KooU'mn -meets, eveiy  Tuusila)' i'\ etiiiiy al h o'clock V'siltnj- l<t_'uht>  cordially Inviteii to attend  It. O. JOY. K.of It. &!__.    __. ���_'-l;V>NAHP SCOTT, 0. C:  NKLSON  I��� 0. !..?No, lt>!��2, irieiilH In I. O. O. V,  Hall, corner liakoi  .visit Itooteiia)   streets,  1st and 3i\l   Friday  of  each  month.   Visiting  brnthern winliullv inviled.  JU._It*)j^j^'��uN__w;M_i \VLCitA\vruiij),Jtuo.-Soo.  NELSON *3:Rlk, Number .22, Fraternal Order  of Kaglex, nieoU. every second and fourth  Wednesday ineaoh month  In Fraternity Half.  Vlnitins: brethren welcome.  W. Uos.\>e_.__, President.  Ciiaki.ks Phosskh, Secretary  Wholesale  Houses  NELSON  B. C.  GROCERIES.  MACRONA LO & CO.���Oornei Vernon and  Josephine streets, wholesale grocers and  jobbers inolatikcts.gluves.-imlls. boots, rubboi.s,  tiiiiokin.tw.s and Illinois'sundries.  A  trOOTENAY SUPPLY COMPANY. LIMI-  *���*��� TICD���Vernon it reel. Nelson, wholesale  Kilmers-.        '^       fOHN OUOLWTCII ��r oof���Fiont stieet. Ncl-  son, wh'ilu-alo gi peers  PROVISIONS-PRODUCE   AND  FRUITS.  DAMSONS   PRODUCE   COMPANY���Vemon  1      s'tiuot. \e!-oti   wholesale dealer* in piovis-"  ions, prodnuc    md  iriiiU.  To. hncon'-iiid hams.  Agent* for Swift  &  T, rY OIUFFIN &, CO.-Corner Vernon and  " ' Josephine -.(loots, Nelson, wholesale dealers  tii yrovlsmiici. cmud moai-s. hill lor ai,d eggs.  Tp II. STEWART & no. -Warehouse* on C. P.  *- R. tmelt. font of Slnnioj'street. Nelson,  wlmlusale dealers m niovisions, produce and  fruits. Cold Jloraga. VOnl- Aimour & f'o'<=  bHrnii  hum-  j-n1   inrl  �� hor xirortiip.f--  MVNITOHA Plf   DUCK AND COMMISSION  OO.J,ld. - Nelsoi.   bianch.    Hall   street  V\rliole -ale dealoiv ir bill ler. CKitf. and cheese.  SASH  A>fD  DOORS]  \rh_moN  saw   and planing   mills  ^ LIMITKD-Cornei Front and Hull Bti-eeth,  Vetion, tnaniifaciuirpi of and wholesale dealerf-  ili Aiwti anil Hin>ri:ftllltindi-i>f faetory work iM.idf  t'i oi'der^   POWDER,   CAPS AND FUSE.  (-J A.MU/foN POWDKR COMPANY���Raker  L-1 -.ricoi Nelson, nianiifactnmri of dynamite,  spDi'tini!, iiiiiiipiny and hlin;k blasting powders,  wholesale dealeis tsi e^ips und fuse, and electric  blasting appaialus   CIGARS:  D^OUTKNAY CIO A I! MANUVAQTURINO  rv t'O.-Cornei' Bakor and Hall street*., Nolson, iiianufiMstuioi's tt 'Ito.val Seal" and "ICoote  nay Relic' bmrnls of eiK��Vs.    HARDWARE-AND" MININ^SUPPLIES;  tT BYlfllS & CO.- Oorliur Hnkeraiid Joseiihitic  *-*-��� slruuis, Nelson, tvholc��alc dealers iu hnrtl-  ware and miniiiK sniiplieh. AKcntdfor Giant  Powilor Co.  T AWRKNCK  HAKDWARK   'COMPANY���  Raker St.,   NeKon,  wIioIomiIu   dealers  in  hardware iipd inlningr supplios, and water and  'lilnmberrt' auiiplieB.  TTANOOUVKR   il Altf)AVARI5 "'OQM"PANAf>  v    LIflHTKIi -Itakor street, Nolson, wholesale  dealers In hard ivaro and mlnliiK sniiplioK. pluin-  bortf and llusinlthh' ^iiptilles.  " " -   ""COAL.      " '  pi ROW'S nt:st pass COAL COMPANY.-  s^ Wliokniili- dealei s in coal .mil coke. Charles  bu Hufho. AKont. HnlvorHli'tiot, Nolsoiy.  ASSAYERS* supplies.  XJJ V. TKKTKKI, & (Xl.-Coraei- llaker and  yv ��� Joxaphiuu HtrooU, Nelson, wholesale deal-  era in us.ajei-H mipplioK. AKi'Htrt'for Denver  Hre (^lyj^jw^pii^M^CJoloiado.   "IlQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  rpUHMOH. HliK'J'oN & CO.-Corner Vornon  * x and Jo^ephlnu HtreuU, Nelson, wholowilo  dealorn m liquorH, cigarM nml dry goods. AkcisUi  for Pabst Hrowing Co. of Milwaukee and Cal-  Kary RrowioK <'o, of Cali?ary.  COMMISSION   MERCHANTS.  HJ. KVANS & CO.���Raker street, Nelson,  ��� wholesalo dealors in liquors, cigars,  cement, Arc brick and lire clay, water pipe and  Btcol rail", and general commission merchants.  PAINTS   AND   OILS.  ���VTIOLSON IIARDWARK COMPANY-Baker  i-' Snoot��� Wholesalo dealers in paints, oils,  and brashes of all kinds. Largest stock in  Kootenai. '   FRESH  AND .SALT MEATS."  PUt'RNS  &   CO.���Baker   street, 'Nelson,  ���   wholesale dealers in fresh and cured meats.  Cold storage. ,   - TENTS   AND   AWNINGS.  TV! KLSON TKNT AND AWNING FACTORY��� ^  J.      Raker st iect, Nelson.   Mnnufaclurers of all  kinds  or  tents,  awnings,  and   cnjvas  goods.  P. O. Rox 7(i.   Thgo. -Matlson, proprietor.   WINES AND CIGARS.  CALIFORNIA     WINE   COMPANY,    LIMI-  TUP-Corner Front and Hall streots, Nel-"  son, wholesale dealers In wines toast* and hulk)  and dome-lie nml imported niifars.   jERATED AND MINERAL WATERS."  nPHORPK & CO.,' LIMITED.���Cornor Vornon  1    and .Cedar strcot-s, _NeNon, manufaoturcrif  of and  v,holesaledealors in oeraled walerii and*  fruit Fyrups.   Solo niarent^ror Halcyon  SprhiKS  luinoral water. Jl'clopjione (K). ���_  FLOUR AND "FEED.  BRACKMAN & KICK MILLING COMPANY  LTD.���Front ntreet, Nelf,on, wholesale dealers in flour, oatmeal, etc., and hay and icrain.  Mills at 'Kdinotilon, Victoria, and Now Wost-  mlnMcr.  __^   ARCHITECTS.  ITi^ ART   IS   CAlltilK-Arohiteots     Koonirt   7  ��� '���>     ,,n-   X-.  --!.>,.     Sl< i>lt    riB.U-o-wr.w-    Mnlj.i.,,  TRADES   UNIONS.  WKLSON MINKRS'"UNI0N NO. ��i, AV. F. of  l" M.~McetH in miners' union roouib, northeast corner Ariuloria and Kooienay streeli,, every  Saturday ovoiiiui; at 8 o'clock.   Visiting mem-  -bers-weleomi'. ��� ��� .   .Iambs Wir.icias. See'y,    <'li,\s, A. AlnK.\Y. Pros.  THK rcuulnr mcalhiK" of IheCaipenters' Union  aio licld on Wednesday evening of each  week, at 7 o'clock, in tlio Minus' Union hall cor-  n-r Victoria and Kouionar struol.s.  R. UORINiiON   President.   JAM pa COLL1NG. Suerqlary.  TltADKK AND LAtiOll rOl7NofL._-The reiju-  InrineoiiiiKs ot IheNulson 'IrJulesand Labor  Counull will bi-hciil in lhe miner-' union hull,  eomerof AHetona and Kootenay si reels, on tho  llr*l and tliltd Thursday of efteh month, at  7.m p. in.  (J ,!. Tnoni'K, Pros. .1. II. Matiiikon*, Sue'y.  NOTICE   TO   VOTERS.  Ciuisi>r\ntlvch and all favorable lo flm Cons-er.,  vntlvti eaiiso me Invited lo :eKi��ler Iheir niuijex  upon iho yoHtrs' list, IteKl-lralion ran lake  iilaei* nt any time, lhi>(]imlliUitlIoit< IiuIiik Hiit-  Islisttbjuets, '21 jeni.s of atfu, six nion Its' resi-  denee in Ihe priiviiteunnil Ivmi months'residence  In lhe I'idli.u. The wmie voters' llsi Is umjiI for  ���bull. DuHimlim and Piovlneial elections.  The fuilowiiiK will he nleaseil to draw ap|tllca-  lions at t neir olllees for iiileiiilinjf voters:  I oh n ICIIlot.-.l. H. Howes. W. A. Maedomild, R.  M. Maedoimld, R, W. IIiinnlnKtoii. and  S M.UItYDOKfi,  Seciclary Coitsewitlivo Association. THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON B. O, MONDAY,  MARCH. 5. 1900  BAM OF MONTBEAL  CAPITAL, all paid up..$12,000,000  REST     6.000,000  Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal ...Presiden  Hon. George A. Drununond A'ice-Presidcn  H. S. Clouslon Gencial Maimgo  NKLSON BRANCH  Northwest Corner Raker and  Stanley Streets  Branches in London' (England) New Yoihc,  Chicago, and all tho principal cities in Canada.  Buy nnd sell Sterling Kxcliaugo and Cablo  Transfers.  Circuit Commercial and Travelers' Credits,  available in any part of Iho world.  Drafts Issued, Collections Made, Kto.  Saving's Bank Branch  CUItUIS.N'T 11ATB OP  INTKKKST PAID.  Cronje Was Grateful.  London, March J.���11:15 p.m.���  TJio Avar oilico lias received tlio following dispatch from lord Roberts  dated Osfontein, Sunday, March  4th: "General Cronjo on behalf of  his party and commandant "YVol-  ni.arans on behalf of 1900 other prisoners, who have all left Modeler  river, asked tlio British oflicers to  thank me for the consideration and  kindness with which they had been  treated. General Clements reports  that his advanced troops held Ach-  THE BANK OF  BRITISH  COLUMBIA  NELSON  Is now prepared to issue Drafts and  Letters of Credit on Skaguay, U. S.,  Atlin, B. C, and Dawson City, N. W. T.  tertaug and that railway communication would be opened to Joubert's  siding today. Tho enemy .is still in  force at Nerval's Pont bridge.'-'  Fine Tailoring  CLKANINU  AND  REPAIRING  YOUR OWN GOODS MADE UP  OLD CLOTHKS MADE GOOD AS NEW-  ARTHUR GEE  Opposite Clarke Hotel.   MERCHANT TAILOR  SAWMILL   FOR   SALE.  The sawmill and plan! lately owned by Joseph  T. Roberts, at Itykeit'K Landing, and consisting  of a .10-hoise pouci boiler, engine, Grifllth &  Wedge top-rig sawmill, edger, planer, belting,  etc, etc., will bo sold whero they now stand.  Apply to  TAYLOR & HANNINGTON, Solicitors.  TENDERS   WANTED.  Tenders are requested for the purchase of a  quantity of mining supplies, toolsand piovisious,  which aie now Mined at Ihe Iiirdsoje mine on  Morning mountain. Apply at the ollice of R. C.  Oninpboll-.IohiiKlon. M. JS., on Victoria .street, opposite lhe Phair Iiotel.  SMOKE  ROYAL SEAL  AND  KOOTENAY BELLE  CIGARS  (    UNION MADE  Kootenay Cigar Mfg. Go.  NKLSON, IlKITISn COLUMBIA  NELSON   LICENSE   DISTRICT.  Notice is horeby given that William Roberts  has made application under tho provisions of  the "Liquor License Act, WHO," for an hotel li-  censo on the promises known as the Florence  Park Iiotel near Nolson, and that a meeting of  the board of licenso coniiiiiK.sloncrs of the Nelson  License District will be held to consider such application at tho court hoiibo at tho City of Nelson on Saturday, tho 17th day of March, l'JOO at  the hour of eleven o'clock in the forenoon.  W. II. UULLOCK-WBBSlER,  Chief License Inspector.  Provincial Police Ollleo, Nelson, O. C, March  3rd, 1800.   ���  Fruit and Ornamental Trees  Rhododendrons, Roses, Fancy -Evergreens,  Magnolas/Rulbs, new crop Lawn-Grass Secd-for  present or spring planting. Largest and most  complete -stock in WoKtorn Canada. Call and  mako your selections or send for catalogue, Address at nursery grounds aiid greenhouse.  M. J. HKNRY.  3006 Westminster Road, Vancouver, I). C.  A FULL LINE OF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  local and coast.  Flooring  local and coast.  Newel Posts  Stair Rail  Mouldings  Shingles  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  of all kind?,  IK WHAT VOIT WANT IS NOT I.V STOCK  WK W1M. MAKK IT KOK VOU  OALIi AND GET PRICES.  J. A. Sayward  HAI.Ii AND I.AKK STltEKTS, NELSON  Lethbridge Gait Goal  The best value for tho money in tho maiket  for all purposes.  TKiuiB cash      AV. P. Tikiinkv, General Agent  Telephone 117.    Ollice with C. D. J. Christie.  AMERICAN  AND f  EUROPEAN  PLANS  MEALS    25    CENTS  ROOMS LIGHTED BY ELECTRICITY  AND HEATED IJY STEAM  25 CKNTS TO ?1  321 to 331 Baker Street, Nelson.  tyadden House  Baker and Ward  Streets, Nelson  The only- hotel In Nelson that has remained  under one management since 1890.  Tho bod-rooms aro well furnished and lighted  by electricity.  The bar is always stocked by tho best domestic aud imported liquors and cigars.  THOMAS MADDEN, Proprietor.  *  s  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  Lighted by Electricity and Heated with" Hot Air.  Large oomfortable bedrooms and flrst-olus  dining-room. Sample'roome for coMmerclal men.  RATES $2 PER DAY  W|rs. E. G. Clarke, Prop.  I.ATK OK TI1K nOVAL HOTEL, CALGARY  rTrEISTERER & jCQ.  BKKWERS AND BOTTLERS OF  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  Prompt and regular  delivery to the trade  Brewery at Nelson  Nelson   Win^e   Oo.  CHOICE WINES AND LIQUORS  Special attention.given.to family.trade  tffiFaSt.     FRANK A. TAMBLYN  Nelson. -11. C. manager  This popular hotel, which is now being  enlarged and renovated, will be reopened  on March 1st, when it will havo 40 large,  nicely furnished and well lighted rooms,  heated with hot air. Special attention  will be given to the dining room.  RATES REASONABLE.  C. A. PROSSER, MANAGER  A Big Schooner  OF BEER OR  HALF-AND-HALF  ALWAYS  FRESH  lOe  ALWAYS  COOL  The best glass of beer to be had in Nelson is at  THE CLUB HOTEL  &ttoSd E. ��*��� CUMAN, Prop.  B. C. HOTEL   eeie, a o.  First-class in every respect. Choicest wines,  liquors and cigars. Every comfort for transient  and resident gliosis.  HEADQUARTERS FOR UNION MEN.  JOSEPH CAMPBELL. Proprietor.  Advancement is Sueeess  As Cronje is on his way to the Cape, we are  advancing. We are here to let you know of our  fifteen years' success in Kootenay, which means that  we have sold good goods and treated our bustom-  ers well. We carry a full line of Watches, Jewelry  and Diamonds, all of which we will sell at prices  that cannot be beat- by the big eastern houses."  Jaeob  Dover  The Jeweler, Nelson  flirt for   "���   \-rr >,' ^  �����fw^cv.ras, -  We carry in stock six kinds of Sewing Machines,  namely, -Wheeler & Wilson, Domestic, Standard,  White, New Home and Baympnd. Our Watch and  Jewelry,Department is up-to-date, and we are prepared to give a guarantee that" all work entrusted  to us will * be done satisfactory. Mail and- express  orders receive our prompt attention.  ���  r c  Jaeob Dover  The Jeweler, Nelson  '.'mr\::%m. .\|ii__|-.'.|'^|. -yfc.-i  '^MMM^MBMiWAMM  UNSURPASSED  FOR   QUALITY   AND    FINISH  A. Tl  Tobacconist  W. Starmer Sm5ith & Go.  PAPER HANGER, GLAZIER,  PAINTER, ETC.  "** CHIMNEY SWEEPING  Ollleo Ward Street Opposite Opera Honso  Ward Bros,  REAL ESTATE AND  INSURANCE AGENTS  Agents for 4. & J. TAYLOR SAFES  Bogustown)   Fairview   Addition.  rOHERWOOD  REAL ESTATE  INSURANCE' AND  FjJ6t door west  of Batik of Bi itish  Columbia building.  Charles D* J. Christie  GENERAL BROKER  P. O. Bo*523.  Phones: Office 117, House IC2  FOR SALE      '  I-iooni house and 3 lulH $1500  Hot Baker street 1200  1,50 foot corner on Robson 4tieet     !J0O  2 lots on Carbonate street..     .    (iiO  FOH RENT  5 room house, modern conveniences 25  LOANS AND INSl/UANOK  Call and see mo if you w Kli to sell buy or rent.  SNG-INEEES.     .*  GIIARLKS PA RKRR -Mining nnd milling engineer.  "WeM linker ���sticet, Nelbon.  Brown & Co.  209 BAKKIl S'HtKET  REMOVAL SALE  Wc have moved into tlio Huli Mock, and \sl>l  bo ideused to meet nil our ciihleiiiei'--< und frlendx.  Wot'ordlnllj invito you to tfho usii nil!. You  v,\M lind our goods miu'Kedul r|iiIukhelliiiKt��lees  This htoek included lteady-lo-��cilr Clolbiug,  KiirnhhiiiijH, Halt u_id Cups. Hoots nnd HIiocn'.  i-fftf Pnkor Street,  Hall block  REAL ESTATE  AND  INSURANCE.  A Bargain-���Hotis-c and two lots, on lower.  Josephine and Carbonate sticcU, for .sale, ?1000  TX THK MATTKIt OK AN APPLICATION  ���*��� li*OK A DUPLICATB OF A CKRTIKICATK  OF TI'i'LK to lots eleven (HI and twelve (12),  block twenty-s,cven (27), Citj of Nelson, IJ. 0.  Notice is horeby given that it is my intention  at lhe expiration ot one month fiom the  publication hereof, to iwue a. duplicate of the  Cert ideate of Title to the above lands, issued to  Geoige A. IJ. Hall, on the 20th dnj of December,  18'JS, and nuiiibcicd 1533 X.  s. y. v.'ootox,  Registrar General,  Land Registry Ofllce, Victoria, 11. C lOlh Volt-  rutuy, 1000.  Notice is hereby gn en that I intend to apply.it  the next meeting of Ihe Boaid of License com  jmissioners-for the City of Ncl��on, held after tlio  expiration of thirlj days from the date heieof,  for a transfer of the <_aloon licence now hold by  no, dated the 15th day of January, 11X10, for the  JJodega paloon, situ.ito on the eait half of lot U  block 1, Nelbon, B. C, to W. G. ltobiiihon of Nelson, B. C.  Dated this 7th day of February, 1900.  Witness:  H. F. Macleod.     U, E. SMITH.  BI^^H^BM  Head Officb at  NKLSON, B. C.  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers in Meats  Markets at   Nelson,   Jlossl.-uuJ,   Trail,   Kaslo, Ymir,   K.-ukIod,   Silverton, New  Denver, Revelstoke, Ferguson, Untwl Forks, Greenwood, Cascade City, Mid-  way, and Vancouver.      ~   '  * Mail Orders Promptly Forwarded  West Kootenay Butcher Co.  ALL KINDS OK  FI  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  Baker Street, Nelson ^   ��   TRAVES,   ManagBF  ORDERS BY MAIL RKCKIVB C ARK FUL AND PROMPT ATTENTION.  Headquarters for Portland Cement, Fire Bricks,  Fire Clay, American Cumberland Coai [Blacksmiths]  Spccinl qnolaiioiH i;i\on for rnilond lots ������     -n    rirmnTirn    ���    _-,��       ^,.       ~*.   v  A.i,ouAY,v^xu���r,�� c.    fl, p, BITHET & CO., Ltd., Victoria  W. P. DIOKSON  B. H. H. APPLBWHAITH  J. McPHBffl  Kooteriay Electric Supply & Construction Go,  ELECTRIC SUPPLIES  Complete Hlootrlo Equipments for Electric Power Transmission and .Lighting for  Mines. Towns Electric Fixtures, Lamps, Bells, Telephones, Annunciators, Site.  P. O. Box 606. Josephine Street. Nelson, B, O.  ,    Chloride of Lime.  Carbolic Acid,  Bi-chloride of Mercury.  Copperas.       ^  -  Permangnate of Potash.  Sulphur and Brimstone  for fumigating.  We have all  the above (with  directions for using) at  reasonable prices.  Carbolic Acid in large bottles,  60 cents.        Canada Drug k Boek Go.  NKLSON  Fanl Coal  Anthnicito  T  a  GRSAT REDUCTION  $9.65  DELIVERED  Crow'aNea     ggjg  TKLKPIIONB  33 Vi    III    DCgt  VI   UUi  Kootenay   Coffee   Co.  NKLSON, B. C.  Coffee roaster? and dealers In Tea and CofToe.  Offer fresh toasted cofTco of beat quality as  follows:  Java and Arabian Macha, per pound......$ 40  Java and Mooha Blond, 3 pounds  I 00  Fino S&ntos, 1 pounds  100  Santos Blond, 5 poundtj,.,  1 00  Our Special Blend, 6 pounds....  1 00  Our Bio Ro&St, 8 pounda  1 00  A trial ordftr nollclted.   Salesroom 2 doors oast  of OddfoBowil block, West Baker atrcou  Contractors and Builders  WILL DO WKLL TO  Buy Their Lumber  0. 0. Buchanan's  A !&r?o stock of llrat-clnnn dry material on  hand, aiHO a full lino of m.uh, doors, moulding.),  turned work, etc.  Factory Work a Specialty  Yard i   Foot of Hondryi street, Nelson  Telephone, 91  The Latest Wall Papers  BORDERS AND MOULOINCS  We aro now oiicninfr up tlit* l,irK��Kt -Jock of  ���wall pn|>eiN, boidcrsntid i!ioiiUli!!(c��t'\��.'t rccoivctl  in XcKon. We pu!clm>cd diici i fiom iho Montreal impoi'luiv, and hum ihei-cfoiu lln' latest jIu-  ,slK'isfind closest prices. Sjtcrlnliiuot.Uioiislo tli��  trnde.   F. d. Bradley & Go.  ini.sreiis avi> r>M'ort\ioi(s  CortiBt Victoiia and .Io.".tp!nnu StteCt*. NcKon  H. D.  ASHGROFT  BLACKSMITHING  AND EXPERT  HORSESHOEING  Wagon repairing promptly attended to by a  flrHt-clasu wheelwright.  Special attention glvon to all id-las of repair"  log and onatom work from outeido points.  Shop:   Hall Bt��� between Baker and Vernon THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON, B. C, MONDAY MARCH f>, 1900  JUST RECEIVED  A DIRECT IMPORTATION OF  pushes  BATH   TOOTH   NAIL   HAIR  Baker Street, Nelson  W. F. Teetzel & Co.  v��W*��>  Clothing    Clothing  Now is the time to get a bargain iu Clothing as we aro  giving a liberal discount on  these goods for the next few  days in order to make room  for spring goods which are arriving daily  The Nelson Clothing House  217 219 Baker Struct  Shirt Waists ..  We have just opened out a very attractive stock  embracing all the new styles in Wash Fabrics at  75c, $1, $1.25, $1.50, $2, and $2.50  Sateen Waists at $1.25, $1.50, and  $2  Dress Skirts . .  in Black  Lustres, Serges and   Crepons from $3  to $10  Underskirts...  As the manufacturers sent us more than we ordered we offer special values from $1 up.  New   Ginghams,   Dimities,   White   and   Colored  Piques and Ducks  Headquarters for Railroad Men's Supplies  Heavy Shoes, Overalls, Jumpers, Underwear, Gloves  Mitts, and Blankets  '""^A. FERLAND & CO.  .BAKER STKKKT  CITY LOCAL NEWS  Clayton, the smallpox patient at  the isolation hospital, is now in the  final stage of the disease, and is recovering rapidly. The patient will,  under ordinary circumstances, be  able to leave the hospital in a week,  but the regulations provide that he  shall be detained for a full week  after all danger of contagion has  passed.  William Burns, inspector, of  schools, has reopened his office in  the Central school, and may be  found there daily. He states that  throughout the district the school  attendance has fallen olf materially  during recent weeks, owing to general vaccination. The teachers frequently have children taken ill in  tbe schoolroom through exposing  themselves too soon after undergoing the operation. He believes that  the attendance will be normal  within a short time.  Dr. Rose, house physician at the  general hospital, has compiled his  annual report for submission to the  meeting of directors to be held  shortly. From this it appeal's that  out of 316 patients treated during  the year only four died, tho percentage being 2. Thirty typhoid  cases were handled -without a single death, a result which is highly  gratifying to the staff. The patients for the year are classified as  follows: Paying. 101; C. P. It.  steamers, 47; Ymir Gold Mining  Company, 27; city charity, 22; ordinary charity, 19; and the total  number of days' treatment was  3370. The medical cases numbered  132, and the surgical 7G. Twenty-  eight operations requiring anaesthesia were conducted Avithout a  death. Dr. Rose conveys the  thanks of himself and staff to the  Ladies' Hospital Aid Society and  the city clergymen for courteous  co-operation and assistance.  William Roberts has applied for  a renewal of his liquor license for  the premises known as the Florence  Park hotel near the city. The application will be considered at a  meeting of the commissioners on  the 17th instant.  Half-a-dozen . mechanics' liens  have been filed against the Noonday mining company, tho . aggregate claims being some $1500.  An appeal to the supreme court  of Canada has been entered in the  case of Copelen vs. Gallaghan,  which involves the rights of the  Joker Fraction and Cody Fraction  as against the Cube Lode claim. In  this case the trial the judge gave  judgment in favor of Copelen, but  on appeal the decision was reversed.  This was followed by a seizure of  the property for costs as against  Copelen, the costs amounting to  $1703. The claims were advertised  for sale, but Copelen has paid the  costs and takenI>'au' appeal as  above.  The county court opens this  morning before judge Forin. Before the civil docket is taken up his  honor will try Clayborne, the inau  committed for trial by magistrate  Crease ou Saturday. The charge  against Clayborne is that he was  implicated in the disappearance of  $130 lost by Edward Uaskin. If  Clayborne, on arraignment, elects  for a speedy tiial the case will probably be proceeded with at once.  An unique documeut is on exhibition at the Cabinet cigar store in  the shape of a five cent check issued by the C. P.-R. Frank Summers, who is employed at tho depot,  was a nickel short in a recent pay,  and the amount was forwarded to  him later, a check similar in every  respect to one which would be issued for a thousand times as great,  being drawn to cover  the amount.  A pleasant social gathering took  place last night at the residence of  Dr. LaBau, where a party of intimate friends gathered to celebrate  the doctor's birthday.  Dr. LaBau went to Beaver creek  yesterday to release the eleven section men who have been confined  there for the past three weeks.  The men were more than pleased to  Stoves   Stoves  We have the finest line of COAL 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, A.ETHBRIDGE, 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  escape from their contracted quarters, and threaten to sue the government for the time lost. The sick  man recovered some time ago and  was among his comrades daily, but  np further cases developed.  The steamer Moyie was fumigated  Saturday morning and was immediately -put to work moving on tli ts to  the construction camps along the  Balfour extension. It is not likely  that she will be placed on a passenger run until after this week.  The handsome,private car "Earns-,  cliffe," belonging to Thomas Tait,  manager of C. P. R. lines east of  Fort William, came into Nelson  yesterday afternoon by barge from  Kootenay Landing. Mr. Tait will  be in the city tonight, and accompanying him are R. Marpole, superintendent Pacific division, and William White, manager of lines west  of Fort William. The magnates  will spend Tuesday in inspecting  the Columbia k Western road and  the Rossland branch. They return  to Nelson on Wednesday and leave  by the Crow's Nest road.  Mrs. ThomaslleudalljBakerstreet  gave birth to a daughter yesterday.  Superintendent Troup returned  from the convention of superintendents and dispatchers, held at  Calgary, Alberta, and left again  on Saturday night for Trail to  take oveu the Columbia & Western and the Rossland branch. It is  expected that a number of changes  will be made necessary in the personnel of the staff by the transfer  of these roads to the operating department.    ",, _Li  Railroad Supplies  ���   ���   ���   ���  Get our prices on       .  Wheelbarrows, Picks, Shovels, Camp Outfits, Drill Steel  Iron and Steel, Drill Hammers, Sledge Hammers  Axes, Saws, and Bellows  We Offer the Best Values in Kootenay.  LAWRENCE HARDWARE COMPANY  Mr  Hi  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  185   BAKER   STREET  Fresh  Eggs  are always to  be  had  at  KIRKPATRICK & WILSON'S  Groceries and  Crockery  . . .  P. O. Box K. &. W.  Telephone 10  T4��^oaj��ia^^avai2_iia_^i2-       l*-<L*-<*-^i>f_i<~-��*-9!-'!?-iz-*:iel'  %  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  WWWWWWWWW9  , , THE FIRST IMPRESSION in nearly every case, made upon the stranger visiting Kelson, is the tasty, comfortable looking homes which have been, built; and we intend  that the .owners will have the opportunity of fitting out the interior to correspond with the outside. As proof of this, we intend making our Carpet and Housefurnishing Department one of the most complete' in our store, feeling confident that the support we shall get >will well repay us, as we consider there is ample room for the opening of a thoroughly  up, to jciate department in these lines, and we have brought in a practical man to take charge of it.  * _- J   WHEN    YOU    COMB    TO    OUR    OPENING ...  We would particularly call attention to the following full lines in  a uss  ���     ��  ���     ���     a  elvets   Crossley'sWiltons  Axminsters   Ingrain Kidderminster  IN  ART  SQUARES ������ ^  WE  HAVE  BRUSSELS,   VELVETS,  AXMINSTERS,  EARNSCLIFFE   SMYRNA  Linoleums   and  Oilcloths,   all   -widths.  ee   our   in  inoieums.  We can show you the newest patterns in Furniture Coverings and Draperies.   The Latest Shades and Styles.      Silk Tapestries and Brocatelles, Art Denims and Cretonnes.  DO  NOT  WAIT FOR AN INVITATION TO  OUR  OPENING,  BUT  COME  We shall be pleased to see you and show you over the premises, and we feel sure that we can interest you.  er and   Stanley  Streets,

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