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 DAILY  EDITION   BY  MAIL  FIVE  DOLLARS A YEAR  WEEKLY EDITION  BY MAIL  TWO DOLLARS A YEAR  EIGHTH YEAR  NELSON:  TUESDAY MOWING, MARCH 20 1900.  PRICE FIVE CENTS.  NO NEW WHARF THIS YEAR  Will be Keplankecl.  The city wharf proposition was  settled at last night's council meeting in a rather unexpected manner.  Instead oi' going into the merits oi'  rebuilding the wharf by ' contract  and day labor respectively, the  council by a majority of one, decided to rcphuik the present structure and widen it by a few feet.  The members in attendance were:  Mayor Houston, aldermen Hall,  Arthur. Morrison, McKillop, Wilson  and Irvine, the latter resuming his  seat after a lengthy period of absence on leave.  Mayor Houston remarked that as  alderman Irvine, chairman of the  public works committee, had returned it would bo well Tor the  council to go into tho question of  the extension of the city wharf  again. Alderman Irvine asked for  particulars of the tenders secured  on the work, and other matters in  regard to the subject, and in accordance with his request the  minutes of the council were read,  and tho city engineer produced the  figures at which tho contractors  tendered. Alderman Irvine then  asked if something could not be  done in the direction of improving  "the wharf without rebuilding it at  the heavy expense contemplated.  He believed that the matter should  have careful consideration, in A'iow  of the necessary expenditures to  pu<i the city roads in good shape  and to build retaining Avails, etc.  He finally asked what saviug could  be made if the work -were done by  day's labor.  Mayor  Houston replied  that his  estimate of the saving  to be made  by day's  labor  was  $1000, and  he  still thought it could be done.    11c-  ��� cently the  city had an experience  win  purchasing lumber which  bore  \ out his contention.  Aid firman McKillop thought re-  planking the wharf would answer  the" purpose .for... the .present, aud  aldermen Arthur and McKillop  moved that the present whaif be  replanked and railed. This was  carried, the movers, with aldermen-  Morrison and Wilson, voting yen,  and aldermen Irvine and Hall and  the mayor voting nay.   *  The whaif will be widened by a  couple oi" feet aud a sidewalk placed  on one side. The estimated tost of  the improvements is SplOOO. The  city engineer was instructed cotake  the necessary steps.  Tlio finance, committee recommended the payment of a budget of  accounts.  City engineer McCuIloch reported  that the extension of the Ward  street sewer outlet A\as complete,  but recommended that the pipe be  sunk in one or two places where  there might be danger oi" steamers  scraping it.  A communication was read asking why transients were employed  oif city works while resident ratepayers weie i of used -The document  was signed by A. W. ,Munro, M.  Kelly, F, A. McCuaig, A. S. Park, J.  Hortou, A. Galloway and A. McCuaig.  The mayor stated that from live  to fifty men applied I'or work daily,  all men who claimed to have re-  bided in Nelson for six months to  six years and that they had on an  average five children. * He had also  had applications from merchants  and charitable organizations who  wanted certain men put to work.  Tn view of all these he had tried to  use his-judgment to secure the best  men. It was a fact that one man  at least, whose name appeared on  , the petition, had been employed on  city work almost continuously since  tiie city had done work.  The petition' was received and  filed.  The Miner Publishing Company  wrote applying for city job work;  deceived and filed.  A number of citizens petitioned  for a sewer in the lane intersecting  blocks GO and 07 from Ward to Hall  street. Referred to public works  com mittec.  Tho gas company, through manager Fred Burnett presented the  following petition:  Under bylaw No. 43 of the City  of Nelson, we were given the right  to sell gas for power purposes. A  provision in the same bylaw prevents us from selling gas for lighting ��* tl rate which would allow  serious competition with the electric lighting plant owned by the  city. We are therefore practically  restricted to supplying gas for  power and heat. Under these conditions our works were built, aud a  much larger amount expended in  six months than the $100,000 called  lor in the franchise to be expended  within two years. We therefore  submit that we are entitled to have  any business in-the lines of light,  heat and power, which the plant of  tho city cannot furnish. It having  come to our notice that certain  ratepayers of the city are desirous  of obtaining electric power, which  the city is unable to furnish with  its present electric plant; Ave beg  to inform the council that Ave are  prepared to install an electric plant  of sufficient capacity to meet all  present requirements, subject to  such restrictions as the city council  may see fit to impose. We AA'ould  therefore ask your honorable body  to introduce and submit to the  electoro for their approA'al, a bylaAV  amending bylaw No..13 of theX3ity  of Nelson, so as to allow us to furnish electric power.  The mayor ruled that the matter  Avas one Avith Avhich the council had  nothing to do.  In the course of the discussion  the mayor remarked that the resolution passed at last council regarding the submission of a bylaAV to,  amend the tramway charter bylaw  was jllegal. The petition asked for  one thing and the resolution granted another thing. The act required  that such a bylaAV required a petition from ��� ratepayers, and as the  resolution in question was not  founded on the petition presented  it was not A'alid. ,This ruling was  not disputed.  On motion of alderman McKillop  and Irvine the gas company's petition was laid on  the table.  On motion of alderman McKillop  and Hall, it Avas resolved that steps  be taken at once to determine the  cost of placing the electric light  Avorks in proper shape to meet the  groAving requirements of the city.  Tenders for electric poles AA'ere  opened as follows: G. Matheson,  $3.75 each ; D. Darts and W Nixon,  $1 each; G. Bownan and D. McDonald, $1.25. . Ou motion of alderman Arthur and Wilson tho' Matheson tender Avas accepted.      *  ,  Tenders for retaining Avails vvere  opened, the figures being: W.' CV  McLean, Stanley street,1 $2.75 per  icubie yard, Silica street, $2.25 ; W.  Shackleton, $3.05 and $3; E.  Palmquist, $3.15 for Stanley and  $3.40 per yard for Silica ; F. Har-  bottle and P. W. Lindsay. .$3.50 for  Silica street; WT. H. Webb, Stanley  street, $3.50, Silica, $3; Conn ell  Bros., $5 for Stanley street and  $3.25 for'Silica street; J. Ellis and  W. Martin, $3.25 for Stanley and  $3.15 for Silica street.  On motion of alderman Irvine  aud Wilson the tender of W. 0.  McLean for the Silica street work  SAYS IT IS ALL POLITICS  Not a Labor Fight.  Kaslo, March 19.���[Special to Tho  Tribune.]���"It is all politics; I do  not consider there has been a labor  fight, it has been a political fight."  So said Mr. Byron N. White of tho  Slocan Star to the Trirune man  yesterday, in discussing the recent  trouble in the Slocan. Mr. White  had just returned from the mine  and he said that, owing to the injuries done to the flume by the  snoAVslides, it would be nearly two  months before the mine would be  Avoridng. When they did start up  the company AA'ould offer the men  Avhat they considered to be a fair  wage for eight hours' work. "Our  policy is always to meet the men,"  he said. . "I think it is better to  concede a little than to have trouble. We AATant the best meu Ave  can get."  The peculiar way in which the  recent conA'ention Avas held in Nelson, resulted in much legitimate  neAvs being withheld from the public. For example the Kaslo Conservatives sent to that convention  a resolution to the effect that the  Nelson convention, "on the lines  proposed" can accomplish "no results of advantage to this province  or- to the Conservatives in this  province." The uninteresting report of the convention given to the  press contains no word about that  resolution. All conventions of this  character should be open, and then  trained reporters could give all the  news in a reasonable Avay." -  The dance given by the Catholic  ladies, in honor of St. Patrick's day,  was largely attended. c  Tom Taylor, Trout Lake mining  recorder, has sent in his resignation.  George Kane is mentioned as the  Joe Martin candidate in the Slocan.  Tom Shannon has taken OA'er the  Slocan Hotel. He gave'a supper on  Saturday night to celebrate the  eA'ent.  - BOARD OF HEALTH MEETS.  AA-as accepted, and on motion of  aldermen McKillop and Irvine it  Avas resolved to accept the McLean  tender for the Stanley street Avail  also.  Ou motion of aldermen Arthur  and Irvine the city engineer Avas  instructed to spend $50 iu grading  at the corner of Robson and Kootenay streots.  ���The Nelson Coke-& Gas Company  notified the council iu writing that  the Avorks had beeu taken over by  them aud Avas now being operated  in accordance Avith the provisions  of the bylaw.  Aldermen *��� Arthur and McKillop  moved that an opinion be obtained  from the city solicitor as to Avhether  a bylaAV is necessary to permit the  council to take eleqtric power from  the tramAvay company, also if the  trannvay and gas works bylaws can  bo amended iu any Avay.     (  The fire limits bylaAV Avas reconsidered and finally passed. The  sections relating to the storing of  combustibles wore struck out of the  bylaAV, and any prosecutions necessary in this direction Avill be carried  on under the Municipal Clauses  Act.  Aldermen McKillop aud Arthur  moved that crossings be put in on  Stanley- street at the corners of  Carbonate and Latimer streets.  The city engineer AA'as instructed,  to repair Raihvay street leading  iuto the C. P. R. depot.   -   ���  The council agreed that 300 yards  cf material should be removed  from the south side of the cut on  Front street in order to permit the  planking 'of the thoroughfare?, to  be done in good shape.  - At the conclusion of last night's  council meeting' the members resolved into a board o�� health Avith  the mayor officiating as chairman.  The'chairman informed the board  that Di. Fagan, provincial health  officer, Avas in. the city and had  recommended compulsory ���vaccination.  Dr. Arthur stated that Dr. Fagan  had undertaken to havo the residents of rural districts vaccinated,  if Nelson would follow the example  of Rossland, Grand " Forks and  Greenwood and enforce compulsory  vaccination.  The proA'incial regulations were  looked iuto, and .the board decided  that all it had to do was to provide  machinery to put these regulations  in operation.  On motion of Messrs Morrison  and McKillop it Avas resolved to  make the proclamation ordering  general yjiceination public, by in-  serting it in the local press.  The medical health officer was  authorized to arrange for free  vaccination.  first rank, and the loriiier governor  ly Isen of Shan Tung has been appointed governor oi the Shan Si district, a snub to the poavoiv, interested and likely to prejudice British  interests in the province, as the  powers belieA-e his maladminstra-  tion is the cause of the pre ant state  of affairs in Shan Tung. '--   ��� JD  LONG SIEGE OF MAFEKING  'r,<  Is Probably Ovi~.  London, March 20���4 a. m.���The  war office has had no iicavs up to  this hour confirming r the report of  the relief of Mafeking, but George  Wyndham, parliamentary undersecretary of war, replying to a private inquiry in the lobby of the  house of commons about midnight,  said: "I think it is all right."  The Free Staters seemingly have  not quite collapsed. They are in  considerable force around Smith-  field, but are much dispirited. A  spy from RouxA'ille reports that  commandant Oliver and a commando are going to Krooustaadt.  The agents he left behind are using  desperate means to-raise recruits,  commandering the Boers under penalty of death.  Kroonstaadt, where the Boers  are concentrated, is 71 miles from  Bloemfontein. Itis surrounded by  a country of hills and jungles.  General Gatacre is uoav resting at  Springfontein preliminary to joining lord Roberts. General Buller's  hill ..work before Ladysmith has  ghren him an experience Avhich is  about to be used in forcing the  Biggarsberg range. It is belieA'ed  that 25,000 of his'i 40,000 men are  about to engage Botha's force, and  the next news of fighting will probably be from Natal.  The  leaders   of   the Afrikander  bund are circulating a petition  in  Cape  Colony asking the imperial  government not to take away the  independence of the Boers.  Thirty-two thousand additional  troops for South Africa arc now at  sea.     "    ___Jl~ll__  populists andIemograts  CANADIANS ARE BESIEGED  Unconditional Surrender Expected.  Ainsworth, March  18.--[Special  to The Tribune.]���The second Canadian contingent, under commanders  McLaren and Robertson, entrenched at the "Little Phil mine," are in  a A'ery distressed condition.    Their  pay stopped tAvo or three months  ago, and their supply of provisions  was cut off some weeks ago.   A native runner brings the neAA's  that  they have been lh'ing on half rations  for some days now, Avith not eA'en a  horse or mule to fall back on.   It is  A'ery much feared they Avill have to  suriender unconditionally, in a few  days,   if   the   long-looked-for, and  prayed-for,  relief from  field mar-  shall,  T.    W.  Coleman,    does   not  arrive.    The   besieged   haA'e   been  cheered and strengthened, for the  last two months, with promises of  speedy   relief,   by   field   niarshall  Coleman, but the pay cheques that  they longed for, never came.   This  is the second time in less than a  year, that this garrison has  been  deserted, aud left destitute, by field  niarshall Coleman.  the new buildings entered in his  roll to date will bring the municipal  assessment OA'er the $2,000,000 mark.  When the question of increased  laud A'llues is considered the assessment Avill be considerably in excess  of the figures mentioned.  Bernard Macdonald, general manager of the B. A. C, and the Hon.  T. Mayne Daly, Q. C, are at the  Phair.         WHAT WORKING MEN WANT  Bubonic Plague Again.  Adelaide, South Australia,  March 19.���Five deaths have recently occurred here from Avhat is  suspected to be the bubonic plague.  Sydnisv, Ngav South Wales,  March 19. ���Another death from  bubonic plague has occurred here,  and two fresh eases Avere officially  VQpovted,  Wages at the Athabasca.  Yesterday morning Tiik Tribune  stated that the Avage scale at the  Athabasca mine had been raised,  so that it Avas practically the same  as that paid in the Slocan. The  president of the Nelson Miners'  Union states that a committee saAv  manager Fell of tho Athabasca  mine yesterday, and Jhe said that he  had taken no steps iu tho direction  of rearranging tho AArage scale.  From this it AA'ould seem that both  a miue owner and a Avorking miner  have been misinformed, for the one  stated to Thr Tribune that manager Fell had raised the wages of  muckers to $2 a day and board, and  the other stated that manager Fell  had intended to raise the AA'ages of  the muckers eA'en before he was requested to do so by the men who  quit Avork.          Woman's Rule in China.  Pekin, March 19.���The ascendancy of the anti-foreign party is  becoming more pronounced. The  doAvager empress appears unable to  sufficiently reAvard the officials avIio  exhibit marked hostility to everything not Chinese. Ilein Tung,  probably the most bitter anti-foreigner official of the empire,  has been decorated Avith the  three-eyed peacock feather, Avhich  had not been conferred for 80 years,  the notorious Li Hung Iling, who  AA'as dismissed from the governorship of Shau Tung on German de-  On Same Platform.  Lincoln, Nebraska, March 19.���  In effect William J. Bryan announced tonight to the Democratic party  and to the nation a't large the platform which he considers best for  the,Democratic party, and, practically upon which he desires -to  stand if nominated at the Kansas  convention. The platform is practically the creation of Mr. Bryan.  He did not write, it personally, but  he AA-as consulted Concerning it and  before it was read to the convention he had read aud approved of it  throughout.  The platform adopted by the  populist convention is substantially  the same as that adopted by tho  Democrats. Bo th con A^en tion s _ to-  ~day were enthusiastic for Mr.  Bryan to the last degree, and eA'ery  mention of his name Avas greeted  Avith cheers of delight and approval.  Instructions AA'ere given to both  delegations to stand for Mr. Bryan  in the Kansas City and Sioux Falls  conA'cntions.    '  NEWS FROM THE KLONDIKE  On  Mackenzie Eiver.  Victoria, March 19.���NeAvs was  receh'ed from Dawson today of the  death there of A. J. Smith of Victoria and Avell knoAA'n as a prominent member of the Victoria  lacrosse club.  Nazarie Rousseau, a young French  Canadian, has arrived by the  steamer Tees of this city after  three years spent in the far north.  He, AA'ith two others who went in  from Edmonton three years ago,  has been engaged in trapping  along the Mackenzie river.  Ho says ,. he has done  A'ery Avell, finding a good market  for his skins AA'ith thejludson's Bay  Company and other concerns. He  is going home for a 'visit, and aviII  return north this summer to put iu  'another year. He * says, the nor-  Ihcrn wilds along the- Mackenzie  are full of beaver, otter, marten  and other valuable fur-bearing animals. All alqug the Mackenzie gold  is found in colors, but in feAV eases  has enough been found to Avarrant  Avorking,  -All the colors found a.long the  river banks though unmistakeably  point to llie fact that there must  be good placer ground on one of  the tributaries of the big northern  river.  Captured a Krupp Gun.  London, March 19.���The correspondent of tho Morning Standard  cabling from Poplar Grove, Orange  Freo State, Avith lord' Robert's.  force states that general Colville,  commanding "the ninth division, in  which are the Canadians, captured  a Krupp gun at the top of a large  flat kopje. It was taken by tho  Shropshire regiment Avifhout opposition. The Canadians, who  were on the loft of the Shropshire.,  consequently formed the extreme  left line, and were sent forward to  turn the kopje before its evacuation Avas discovered.  Never Like Paying.  London, March 19.���During the  budget discussion, John Redmond,  tho Irish leader, said the Irish members abstained from the discussion  but they did not regard it as ahum-  drum budget as it imposed upon  Ireland an additional Avar tax of  over a million a ycir, at AA'hich the  conscience of Ireland, he added, revolted. Tho bill parsed its second  reading by a \rotc of 1S2 to 30.  Sir George White 111.  Cape Town, March 18.���General  sir George Whitf, the defender of  Ladysmith, has arrived here, but is  too ili to permit of a public  rocep-  Miand, lias been advanced to the 1 tion being given iu lus honor  NELSON LOCAL NEWS;  Yesterday was pay day for the  C P. R. .staff. The .sum distributed  at Nelson Avas about $20,000.  Two flats loaded with dressed  timbers for the now O. P. R. tug  arrived_ut_tho_shipytird_ycsterday.  Tho material is Douglas fir thoroughly seasoned. A couple of the  bents were 50 feet by 11 by 2. The  hull now on the stocks is growing  rapidly and aviII be launched  .shortly.  Richard Porter's pile dtiver xi-iis  taken up the Jake yesterday. JIi>  is to driA*c the 2>>!es for the ! slip at  Procter and do other Avork along  tho line of construction.  The planking of Front street ib  progressing apace. Work Avas resumed on Saturday morning and  the road completed to the Brack-  niiin ��fc Ker Milling Company's Avare-'  house where it cuds". Yesterday  the men AA'ere engaged on the Hall  street section of the Avork and on  the completion of this started on  the section east of I fall street. As  there is an abundance of material  at hand no further delay is expected.  Provincial constable Wilson of  Creston is laid up at the Queen's'  hotel suffering from a sevurc attack  of la grippe.  W. B. SIiuav, Avho until recently  avos employed in the office of the  Hall Mines, Limited, at Nelson, has  been appointed manager of the  Canadian Pacific Telegraph Company at Grand Forks, Boundary  district. Mr. SIuxav has been a resilient of Xelson for a long time, and  The TnmuNK Avishos him success in  his new homo.  City clerk Strachan expects to  have his assessment and census returns ready for presentation at the  council meeting on Monthly next.  The figures arc quite incomplete as  yet, but Mr. Strachan -states that  Interview With Laurier.  Ottaava, March 19.���A deputation  composed of Mr. Puttee, labor representative' of Winnipeg, E. P.  Bremner of New DenA'er, and others  representing the Dominion Trades  and Labor Council, waited upon the  premier this morning. They urged  legislation to prevent the importation of Americans under the  contract system, the appointment of inspectors to enforce  safeguards for loading and unloading A'essels; the exclusion  of Chinese or raising the entry tax  on them to $500 ; eight hours a day  for all government works; a special  label on all goods turned out of the  penal institutions of the Dominion ;  a labor bureau to deal with all  questions of statute labor and questions similar to those arising in the-  Slocan mining districts of British  Columbia. The sweating system in  vogue in some parts of the Dominion was also referred to.  The  premier,  in reply,  thanked  the deputation for the valuable information   furnished   tho   government.    He assured  them  that the  government AA'as already Avorking  on   bills   respecting   the    Chinese  question, the sweating system and  fair   wages.       The    premier   also  stated   that   the government  was  looking   into   the   Slocan    mining  troubles, intimating that  the class  of laborers imported in to  that section was inferior to Canadian labor.  Regarding legislation preventing  the importation of Americans, the  premier said there was  a tacit un-*  derstandiug   between1, the   United  States and  this country that alien  labor laws should not be "enforced  ou cither Americans or Canadians.  He was of the opinion that the understanding AA'as being lived up to  by Americans on the whole, only a  feAv over-zealous American  officials  having so far apparently ignored  the understanding.  The Mashona Incident. =  London; March 19.���In the house  of commons today, replying to" a  question on the subject of the seizure of the British steamer Mashona, laden with American flour for  the Transvaal by the British gunboat Partridge, Mr. Broderick confirmed the announcement that the  prize court had released the  Mashona and added : "Her majesty's- government does not admit  liability in respect to the claims of  the nature indicated.    Claims Avith  _respeet__to the_ non-delivery   of  cargo appear to be a matter for  settlement between the claimants  and the ship undertaking to deliver  the goods. British subjects owning  goods on a British ship havo no  right to trade Avith the enemy and  they are not in the same position  as foreign owners,"  tl. S. Legislation.  Washington, March 19.���Tho  legislative executive and judicial  appropriation bill carrying more  than $12,000,000, Avas passed by  the senate Avithout debate. A  measure providing for the appointment of a commission to be a indicate and settle claims of citizens of  the United States growing out of  the war Avas pasted Avithout opposition. The house todayrefused to  concur in the senate amendments  to the Porto Rican relief bill.  Distress in Porto Pico.  Washington, March 10. ��� Ad-  jacant general Corbin received a  cable today from general Davis,  commanding the department of  Porto Rico saying that the condition of the inhabitants of Porto  Rico Avas depressed and the suffering Avas* so Avidespread over the  island that he wou'd require at  least 500,000 food supplies until  further notice.  Stock Exchanger Suspended.  New York, March ID.���Tho suspension of A. M. Hunter was announced at the stoi'k exchange just  before close of business tliis afternoon. Hunter has been member  since 1897. At his office nil information about the suspension Avas refused.  WITH MARTIN AT VICTORIA  Still More Eumors.  Victoria, March 19.���[Special to  The Tribune].���No confirmation can  be obtained from Martin of the report of tho entry of Dr. Watts to  his cabinet., As to Gordon of Kamloops, the premier admits that he is  endeavoring, with a prospect of  success, to have Gordon take the  field' against Deane, and he is  credited with saying at Vancouver  that Gordon's acceptance of a cabinet position will be conditional  upou the parties dividing on political lines.  Another unconfirmed and unexplained report is published in tho  Times as follows: "Hon. Joseph  Martin has introduced his regime  in a manner highly sensational and  characteristic of the man. He has  seized all the ties and timber on  the Crow's Nest|railroad, for alleged non-payment of royalties."  AN ADVANGEJW MAFEKING  Seems Probable.  London, March 19.-2:15 p.m.���  Neither the advance by Avay of  Fourteen Streams nor Plumer's  movement has yet resulted in bringing news of Mafeking. From Bloemfontein and Natal there are apparently no seiious developments and  public interest remains centered in  colonel Baden-Powell's force, unrestricted by events of greater military importance.  However, it appears likely that  the converging of the troops  tOAvard Mafeking indicates a much  more serious purpose than'merely  its relief. Judging from lord  Methuen's presence at Warroiiton _'  and the capture of the nearby passage of .the Vaal at Fourteen  Streams, keen obserA'ers believe  lord,Roberts meditates an advance  in force on Pretoria by AA'ay of  Rustenburg. , This might start  either from Fourteen Streams or  Klerksdorf, and would probably  coincide with an adA'ance via Bloemfontein and Natal. Thus lord .  Methuen may be given the chance -  to reneAA' his reputation as has been  done AA'ith genet a 1 Gatacre.  Commandant Oliver has acconi- '  plished another step iu his retreat  from northern Cape Colony, evacuating RouxA'ille and going towards  Kroonstaadt, Avhcro president Steyn  is.  Will Eebuild'Theatre Francais.  Paris, March 19.- -The chamber  of deputies today adopted a credit  of 2,100,000 francs for * the reconstruction of the theatre Francais  lately destroyed by fire, and for the' r  provision of a temporary home for  the Comedie Francaise at tho  Odeon. The financial bill Avas then  A'oted iu its entirety after -the  Rightists had declared that they,  _Avould_not_participate in- the -vote   Milner's Secret Mission.  London, March 20.���A dispatch  from Capetown, dated Monday,  March 19th, Says that sir Alfred  Milner and his private secretary  left Capo Toavu that evening by  a special train. The dispatch does  not indicate sir Alfred's destination and there is a possibility that  he is going north on a peace misson.  Kruger's Admission.  London", March 20.���A di��pateh  to the Daily Telegram from Bloemfontein says; "In a speech Avhich he  made here a few days before the  British entered the town, president  Kruger admitted that his men  Avould be unable to keep in the  field for another month."  Metal Quotations.  New Yoiik, March ', 19.���Copper  steady, brokers' $10.50; exchange  $10,374. Lead, steady, brokers'  ��4.15 ;" exchange, $1,074 (�� #1.724.  Tin, Aveak, straits, $32, nominal,'  plates, quiet. Spelter, easy, domestic, $l.-?5 (n $1.00.  Banks Consolidate,  *Nkw York,March 19.��� The stockholders of the Port Exchange Bank  and the Home Bank have decided  to consolidate the two banks on  March 20th. The Home Bank will  bo operated as the braueh of the  Corn  Exchange.  Sir William Lockhart Dead.  Calcutta, March IS.���General sir  William Steppeu Alexander Lock-  hart, commander-in-chief of tho  British forces in ludia, died today.  He Avas born in September, 1811. THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON B. C  TUESDAY, MARCH 20  1900  M  ��*  "��*;  m*  &"  I  n  i-Jv!"  II  ������������  9'  1  iifc  life  1  ���t  \wy&'  \_%  life  Ladies wanting- dresses or stylish costumes made will find it  to their interest to consult our Miss Sibbald. It requires no  other recommend than to state that Miss Sibbald has been  with Messrs. W. A. Murray & Co., Toronto's most fashionable Ladies' Tailors, to those placing their orders of get-  Ling' entire satisfaction.  & Co.  Don't Smoke a Cheap Pipe  UMMKMZ&L  See   THURMAN, Tobacconist.  W  Tub Conservative party of British Columbia is endeavoring to be  all things to all men in the approaching campaign. On the Coast,  where there are no mine-managers,  but niauy labor sympathizers, the  Conservative leaders believe in the  eight-hour law from ' "kiver to,  kiA'er," but Avherever an angry mine-  manager comes in sight the objectionable plank is sunk out of sight.  Which set can the labor party belie a*o, tho Coast men who say they  favor the eight-hour law, ,or the  local men t who opposed even a  " reference to it.  Should the labor leaders of ,fche  Coast    cities   desert    the   Sernlui-  Cotton party in -the approaching  elections, as now seems likely, the  labor party can say farewell to any  faA'orable   legislation   for   several  years to   come,r No   matter   how  the   local   leaders   may   dress   it  up, the nomination of straight labor  candidates in Victoria and Vancon-  A'er ,Avould   be   rank   ingratitude.  -The Semlin government Avas.cpm-  ' posed of members" of both recog-  ��� nized political   parties.   When in  opposition its members fought the  cause of labor; Avhen in office they  gave practical effect to their labor  sympathies.   Since they took their  stand as labors champions however,  many of the leaders of both federal  "poliweal "parties-appear" anxious"  to kill the Avhole party off at once.  They are clamoring for a diA'ision  upon party lines Mich as would not  recognize one of the old  government's condidatc& in  any part of  the province;   and ou top of this  comes the report that the Vanccm-  A'er aud Victoria labor leaders are  also going to desert by putting up  straight labor candidates in a hopeless field.    Iu the past the  labor  party has complaiued of the difficulty iir reaching the ear of governments.    If its leaders on the Coast  carry out their present programme,  the labor party will haAre more difficulty in the future.    Governments  are like  individuals; they  seldom  inconvenience themselves to serve a  party of ingratcs.  isr  "I do not consider there has been  " a labor fight in the Slocan ; it has  " been a political fight."   Such h the  opinion of Byron N. White of "the  Slocan Star, and it may be said to  size up the situation exactly.    The  trouble   with  Kootenay   has beeu  ,that.Jt is aillicfccd Avith a number of  mine-managers avIio consider themselves politicians.    Before the eight-  hour laAV was eA'er mentioned they  Avere   o]jposed    to the   men  avIio j  framed   it,   and   who   afterwards  made it law.   They were shrewd  enough to know that no matter how \  desirable the laAA' might be, its introduction   was  sure to interfere  with the existing order of things.  They cared nothing for the ultimate  good, but to embarrass their polifci-  cal opponents they magnified the  local difficulties.     They succeeded  so far as to completely tie up the  mines of.the Slocan, and then pointed to the result of their plotting as  the  effect of the Avorking .of the  eight-hour   huv.     And,  Avhat Avas  more damaging to the cause of labor,  they deceived many people into believing that the stagnation in the  Slocan  Avas  caused  by the  eight-  hour laAV.    The law in question i3  stillin force, so that-it cannot fairly  be said to be responsible for closing  tiie mines down in the first instance,  and then causing them to resume  as before the huv %vas introduced.  yet this is Avliat these' political mine  ,managers AA'ould have the country  believe.     They   would    have   the  people believe anything rather than  that they blionld learn that Kootenay has mine managers who Avould  scruple at doing no  injury to the  country which promised, eA'en in  the mostremote manner, to satisfy  their political ambitions or gratify  their spleen.  The Calgary Herald denounces as  a libel the proA'isiou in the federal  estimates, which sets aside $10,000  for the relief of distressed persons  in, the Northwest Territories. The  "Herald says"that the orilyclistressed"  persons in the Territories are tiie  Doukhabors, and on the same page  it prints a tax sale notice of some  six hundred and fifty odd pieces of  property Avithin the limits of the  city of Calgary.     v    .  - Richard McBiude, avIio represented Dewduey in the last legislature has donned his campaign  feathers and is put as a straight  party-line Conservative. This time  he Avill miss tho martial music of  the Vancouver World, and eA'en the  pleasure of being called "Dewdney  Dick" and the "Native Son" AviII be  denied him.  in the neighborhood. In his opinion the source of the lake is to be  found in the Trenton "limestone  area some twenty-five or thirty  miles to the northeast. There is a  steady rise in these rocks to the  north and their dip is favorable to  sending the AA'ater that sinks  through the soil to them southward  to the region of Lake Ontario. Fifty  miles away the rocks haA'e a height  of 400 feet above the lake.  In order to ascertain the bearing  of these rocks upon the origin of  the infloAV, Mr. Drummond last  summer made a series of soundings  in the little lake. The larger part  of the lake is slmlloAV, but along its  southern edge he found a great rent  in the bottom nearly a mile long  aud a third of a mile AA'ine. In this  rent the depths A'aried from  seventy-five to 100 feet. He says  the reut is probably due to a AA'ide  fault or breakage in the Trenton  limestone and he believes that the  same forces that gaA'e rise to this  fault may account for a subterranean connection Avith the higher  ground many miles to the north  through Avhich the water finds its  way into tho little lake that overlooks Ontario. Mr. Drummond's  theory is the most plausible that  has yet been suggested to account  for the source from Avhich this  mysterious lake receives its Avaters.  TT. S. Coast Fortifications.  AVashington, March 19.���The  fortifications appropriation bill Avas  completed today by the house committee on appropriations and reported to the house. It appropriates $7,09<1,48S for carrying for-  Avard the plan of seacoast defences  begun in 18S8. The reports outline  the scheme of the coast fortifications contemplated by the Endicott  board, which has been followed by  congress in the appropriations  made since 1S8S. It is now estimated that the scheme Avill cost in  the aggregate $112,197,207, of  Avhich sum there has been already  appropriated $40,971,013, the war  department having received $20,-  294,001 and the ordinance department $25,810,362.  More Cceur d'Aleno Outrages.  Washington, March 19.���NeAvs  of further trouble in1 the Coour  d'Alcne mining district reached the  Avar department today iu the following telegram: "Vancouver Barracks, Washington, March 19.���  Adiutant-general, Washington. ���  The commanding officer at Fort  Sherman reports privates West,  Hayes and David F. Hoyden, company M, 24th infantry, AA'ere badly  ���j��  0*.**.0*.0*.0*.i2t.0*.0*[.0*.0*.0*.i2*.0*.it*  ��� _*__*���  '0*>  ^t�� ^^ -J��-2^ -J��-^s -J2fcO��s -JS-^ '.SS^ *JSi  _0 . fZB?, 0jfi  00- 00 ' 00- 00 ' 00- 00  ����fesse6seg*ees��%  iff  Xlf  V  vft  Ui  ��  Hi  Hi  SEND  Hi  Hi  FOR  Hi  m  Hi .  Hi  SAMPLES  w  ��  Hi  m  ��,  ja  =**  53333333S3333S"  ^���seeseseesses^    ><y  Ladies'  Mackintoshes  Latest Styles  W  **3*9 333333 333  w  NEW  * iti  NO    GOODS  Xlf  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  W  iff  iff  iff  iff  4  Wash Dress Goods  INCLUDING  iff  ito  iff  iff  Hi  Hf  iff  iff  iff  iff  iff  il)  and  Prints, Zephyrs,   Ginghams,   Victoria  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  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.  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.  iff  iff  iff  iff  iff  iff  iff  Hi  NEW GOODS ARRIVING   DAILY  iff  iff  iff  iff  iff  #**  -^333333323^  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  m  m  Ladies'  and Children's  Cashmere f|ose  rvine  m  m  m  The  Latest  Neckwear  -:Sfcfc&f:��  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  iff  iff  IJ&V-^ -^-^ '-3j?:��E .'iS' ^^'^'^')�� ' ��S '5fr '^ ' 3& '-& .00.00 .00.00 .00.00 .00.00 .00.00 .00.00 .J*��<  'fimfi- ^0- fi*- 00- 0^-fi0' fi*' 00.00' fi*- 00' fi*- 00'00'00'00'fi*        5^ 45! ��� ^ ���' ^ �����&��� 'S -^ ��� Sj ��5J ��� ^^55^ "55 -C ��� ^^8^ ^^S*  ODSON'S BAY  INCORPORATED 1670.  Seville  shot iii'Coeiir d'Alene cily. The  suspected parties are under, nrrest.  Tiie recovery of the men is doubtful. All quiet-there. (Signed) Me-  Kaue, acting assistant 'adjutant'  general in the absence of the commander."  Bought.a Eailroad.  Detroit, March 19.���A special to  tho News from Menomiuc, Michigan, says: "The Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul raihvay has absorbed the newly built Escanaba &  Lake Superior railway owned by  Daniel Wills, junior 'of Milwaukee,  S. Isaac Simpson of Marinette, "Wisconsin, and J. W. Wells of this city.  Thoy will extend the road to Channel, Michigan, 40 miles, to connect  with the main line.  for  Marmalade  at  Hudson's Bay Stores  Railway Bate War.  MoNTBfiAi., March 19.- General  traffic manager Reeve of the Grand  Trunk said today that the Vattder-  bilt lines would make a tourist rate  to Portland, Maine, through Albany  and Boston. As they intend doing  so, according-tb a Buffalo story, the  Grand Trunk would make a rate to  Boston through Portland as well as  by way of St. Albans aud White  River Junction. This action would  mean a summer rate war.  The Nelson  Saw and Planing  ills. Limited.  Vernon' Street, Nelson.  Brown & Co.  2C9 BAKKR STREET  Lake on a Mountain.  On the north side of Lake Ontario, southwest of the city of  Kingston, is a lake situated on a  height of land one side of which  forms a bluff. It is just houth of  tho arm of Lake Ontario known as  Qiiiuto Bay and it stands ISO feet  above the bay. There is no opportunity for surface waters to flow  into tliis little lake and no one has  the slightest idea whence it derives  its waters, which are clear and  fresh. The lake is about one and a  half miles Jong with a width of  about throe-quarters of a miie.  Mr. A. T. Drummond recently  wrote a letter to Natuie iu which  ho said he believed he had solved  the mystery of the invisible in/low  which cannot possibly bs attributed ]  to springs from any higher ground J  TKLEPIION'JS 13  Oaqada Drug & Book Co.  - We are ready for your gardening. Fresh seeds in bulk, both  Vegetable and Flower Seeds, also  Lawn Grass and White Clover.  Prices same as Eastern Catalogues  Canada Drug & Book Go.  Cuba Will Compete.  BvvFAt.o, March 19.���William I.  Buchanan, director-general of the  Pan-American exposition, received  today a letter from adjutant-general W. V. Itichards, headquarters  division, of Cuba, saying: "The military government of Cuba, after a  consultation with the honorable  secretary of Avar, directs me to inform you that it is decided to have  Cuba represented at the-Fan-American exioositiou in 1901."  Pa!aoe Kjeat R/farl^e  Headquarters  for all kinds of  Fresh and Cured Meats.  REMOVAL SALE  ~\\'o have moved into llio Hall block, ami tvul  bo pleased to wool .all our customers und fi lends.  We cordially invite jou to jjhe us a call. You  will find our goods jiiai ked at quicksclling prices.  Tliia stock includes Read\-tc-w car Clothing,  Fin Mailings UaU and CJapo, Roots, and Slices.  :'(>!) Baker Street,  Hall Hock  BROWN & GO.  lobie  FASHIONABLE  TAILOB"  Workmanship and  quality of goods t\\Q  best obtainable  Opposite Silver' Klnfj Hotel, liukor street, N'cKon  OUT PKICES IS  ORDER OF THE DAY  THE  A fc.vtuio will he made of tho poultry j\nd  gniiic trade. They will always be on hand dur-  ma their season.  J. L.  PORTED, Prop.  109 Josephine St., between Baker and Vernon.  Telephone 159.  Fine Tailoring  CLEANING  AND  REPAIRING  YOUR OWN GOODS MADE UP  OLD CLOTHES MADE GOOD AS NKW  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 - VerandaPostsr Store Fronts, Doorsr  Windows and Glass.  '<   ,        Get prices before purchasing elsewhere  The Nelson  Oflicc and Mills corner Hall and Fiont Slrcets-, Nolsm  And I want to be in It, I havo jiwfr received  Fall samples of Suitings and Overcoating representing a $50,000 stock to chooso from made to  your order at prices never before heard of in Nolson. All tho latest fads in Fancy Vestings for  Fall and winter.  Ladies' tailoring In all its branches a specialty.  Lowest prices.   Rooms 1 and 11, Hillyer block.  ;t-  mmm  ARTHUR GEE  j Opposite CtarkoHfctel. MMtCHANT TAILOR j  STEVENS, The Tailor  M. Blythe, Phrenologist  Has rooms over rostnur.ms and bakery, at cornel of Hall and Vernon slice!., Nel* on. Horns  from 1 I o 9 p. in.  NOTICE.    '  The Bi icklaj ci h' .md Masons' Union, No 2, of  Nelson. ie-pe< lfull> Wish to nolifj contractors,  and all v.horn il may concern, that fiom Apiil  1st, llK)f), the} liaic concluded to adopt the eiaht-  liour (Uj, ,it (,21 conls per hour, being a ieduction  11 om t liu old rate of Mii ccuU per hour. Their ob-  jcft 14 to give conirartoib suliicjunl time before  Mending in tlieir telidois for work, believing it  Will benefit.ull concerned.  J. W. ETCHER, President.  JOSEPH CLARK, Secretary.  Nelson, Jktah liUi, 1900.  FOR   SALE.  Large two and n half story frame hou=c, containing double drawing room, 4 bedioomi and  drcsssnj* loom with clotnes closets, dining room,  laiee kitchen, hot and cold water, bath room  wiUi bath complete, Unlet; lighted with clctituci  ly; within live minutes walk of the busino-s portion of the oilyrbcauliiul situation ovei looking  the lake. Two lots, each '-'o.\120 feet, fenced, and  with lawn in front. A very dowr.xble lcsidciice,  newly fmlushed and caipetcd thioughoist with  best furniture and cnipoN. FurmUno and  kitchen utensils will bo s>old cither- with the  house or separately.  Kor turns and particulars a^ply to XV. A. Galliher. at the otlico of Galhlicr tic Wilson, ovcrJMc-  Aithur's fuiintuio stoic, Baker street, Nelson,  B.C.  ~'       SAWMILL   P0i~SALE ~  The sawmill and plant lately owned by Joseph  T. Roberts at Rykerl's Landing, and consisting  of a 30-horse power boiler, eiig.ue, Gulhlli &  Wedge top-rig .sawmill, edger, planer, beltuijf,  etc., etc., will be sold wheie thoy now. stand.  Apply to  TAYLOR & HANNINGTON, Solicitors.  Notice of Application for License.  T heicby give notice th.it J intend to apply to  the Board of Licensing Commissioners of the  City of Nelson at its next meeting for an hotel  license for the premises situate upon lot 2i, block  68 Wortheast corner of Vernon and Hall streets)  in the city <rf Nelson, -  W. Starmer 8rr$ith & Co,  PAPER HANGER, GLAZIER,  PAINTER, ETC.  CHIMNEY SWEEPING  Office Ward Street Opposite Opera Hohro  GENUINE  P.O.  J. T. FIFE  Box 560  & CO.  NELSON  K. & LffiMON,   I  NOTICE.  Notice is hci eby gi\ cn I lint 1 inl end (o apply at  the .next meeting of the Board of License commissioner's fortheC'itj of Nelson, held ai'it'i' tlio  cxpiiation of Unity dajs fiom the date licieof,  fora transfer of tho saloon license now held by  me, dated the 15th daj oCJanuarj, 1'JOO, fot the  tilue Pot =aloon, situate on the west hall of lot 1  hlock 2, Nelson, B. C, to John Lmdbljd ot Nelson, 11. V.  Dated this 3k1 day of March, 3900.  Witnwu.;  &H.\V.uh>. W. A. WARD,  3M: THE TRIBUNE: NELSON B.O., TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 1900  BAffl OE MONTREAL  CAPITAL, all paid up..$12,000,000  REST     6.000,000  liOrd Strnlhcona and Mount Royal ...Prosidon  Hon. George A. iJniminond Vicc-l'rci-idon  13. S. Clouston G eiieral Manage  NELSON RRANCn  Northwest Corner Baker and Stanley Streets  THE BANK OF  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  NELSON  Branches in Loxijon' (Knglnnd) Nkw Yokk,  Chicago, and all tlio principal cities in Canada.  Is uov/ prepared to issue Drafts and  Letters of Credit on Skaguay, U. S.;  Atlin, B. C, and Dawson City, N. W. T.  Boss, Lee & Taylor  BAKER STREET, NELSON  (George F. Motion's old stand)  Ruy and soil Sterling  Transfers.  Oram   Commercial   and   Travelers'  available in any part of the world.  Drafts Issued, Collections Made, Etc,  Exchange and Cable  Credits,  Saving's Bank Branch  CUKKEXT ItATK OL' INTKHKST l'AIP.  THE   COAL   SCANDAL.  Premier Martin appears to have  stumbled upou a mare's nest iu his  so-called scandal over the transfer  ��� of coal lands to the New Vancouver  Ooal Company.    After all the fuss  it appears that the Semlin government   merely comfirmed the  New  Vancouver Coal Company in a title  ; 'which it received from the Hudson's  Bay Company.    In explaining tho  matter the News-Advertiser says :  As is well known the Hudson's  Bay    Company (,liy    the . original  charter from the crown iu 1S-19 had  conferred upon it sovereign rights,  it   reciting   that    the   crown   did  "make,  creato and   constitute the  said  governor and company"' *    *  the true aud absolute lords and proprietors   of the same  territories"  *    *    "together  with all  royalties  of the seas upon these coasts within  the limits aforesaid aud all mines  royal thereto belonging."    Since its  purchase from  the Hudson's Bay  Company  the   Coal   Company has  exercised and enjoyed all the rights  and privileges which it obtained by  that purchase.     It has   expended  hundreds of thousands of dollars in  its mining operations on the land  aud Under the waters on its coasts.  The   Colonial    government   which  succeeded  the Hudson's Bay Company as the representative of the  crown and every provincial government since Vancouver  Island  became  a part  of the  Dominion  of  Canada recognised the rights of the  company aud permitted it to exercise them which it has done to the  benefit of the piovince  by tho employment  of hundreds of   Biitish  fotibjedts and tlio development of a  great mineral industry.    When the  company called on tho government,  theicl'oro,    to  confirm   and   make  definite its grum, tlio government  by acquiescing  in   that  was  only  doing  what its predecessor iu the  rulorshipof the Island, the Hudson's  Bay Company, had agreed should  bo done ou the demand of the Cotil  Company by the agreement of 1S(52  which we havo quoted above.  Not one acre of kind or anj' privilege or right which any pro\ineial  government ever claimed has been  conceded by this confirmation which  tho company was entitled to receive and -which it doubtless could  havo had at any time in the past  had ii asked i'or it. In one respect,  however, the deed of tqnlirmation  lias secured an important advantage for the piovince since it has  definitely settled and limited the  boundaries of the water* under  wliich the Coal Company's rights to  miue for coal shall extend. Hereto-  -loie.tlie comp��ny-h'ul-an-indcfinite-  claim to all the area between Van-  ���couver. Inland and other islands.-  By tlio deed of confirmation this is  limited by a line midway between  'these lands and. thereby the province gains no rmall advantage if it  succeeds in its contention with the  J)ominiou government. We regret  to soe that tho suit in regard lothis  Jms been abandoned by the present  government. The case had been  conducted for tho government by  ]Mr. Ft, P. Davis, Q. C, who had succeeded in the preliminary proceed-,  ingy and from tho Information'we  have the provincial government appeared to havo good grounds'for the  belief that it would-be ultimately,  successful in a contention which is  pf great provincial importance not  only jr. ���regard to the", particular  .locality under consideration, but to  other parts of the province.  BANEEUFTOYS' ADVANTAGH3;  .Philadelphia Times,  Ordinarily men see no occasion  for rejoicing in bankruptcy proceedings. Not so Aruot IC. Housekeeper. He beams upon all tho customers who come into his Untie  drug store, and is probably the  happiest man in Xarbcrth���till bo-  cause ho is a bankrupt. Until  recently Housekeeper was a drug  clerk in a store tit Nineteenth and  Pnrrish streets, and had it not been  for the bankruptcy proceedings he  might have continued to bo a clerk  for the remainder of his days. With  his hands thrust deep in his pockets  and little wioaths of smiles sprinkled over his face, he told tho story  to a reporter yesterday, interrupting the narrative occasionally to;  attend to the wants of customers.  "About thirteen years ago," ho  began, "a friend of mine, who is a  conveyancer, came to me and asked  me to sign iny name to some mortgage bonds. He said it was a mere  matter of formality, and as I did  not think my signature could create  such a rumpus as followed I complied with his request. How many  of the bonds I signed I don't know,  but they kept coming in with great  frequency. I have since learned  that they made me what is known  as a 'straw man'���a sort of cats-  paw to pull other people's chestnuts out of the lire. At that time  I was only 22 years old.a'nd hadn't  a cent in the world except the  salary I made in the drug store.  "Well, it wasn't long before the  trouble began. The creditors  started to call upon the straw man  to make good, aud I suddenly discovered that I owned half the  houses in West Philadelphia, to  say nothing of four or five hundred  properties in small towns up the  State. When I learned what a  bloated bondholder and legal scamp  I had becomo unbeknown to myself, I was frightened. My name  began to appear in the sheriff's ad-  advertisements, and I was billed to  be sold out almost every week.  For some reason the sale never took  place, probably because they found  out beforehand that there was  nothing to sell.  "1 figured up my assets one day  and made them $25.37, counting a  pair of old trousers and a four-.;  bladed pocket knife with one blade  broken, which I valued at 13 cents.  Then I added up my liabilities, and  thoy amounted to $2,891,093.43. ������  Even if the trousers had been new  and the point hadn't been broken  off the knife I could not have begun  to satisfy such a thirsty lot of  creditors as these.  "I was afraid to buy a suit of  clothcb, because I didn't know what  minute it would be attached. I was  so nervous that my fears were magnified beyond reason. I imagined  that if J were to walk ���down town  dressed in fine clothes I would be  set upou immediately by creditors  and sent back honie in a gaib that  would make Adam blush.  ���'You know it's a fearful responsibility to owe $3,000,000. It isn't  cvoiyraau who can owe so much.  Things got woi so and woise, audi  was in a slate bordciing on nervous  piostraliou. Finally I couldn't  stand it any longer, and consulted  a lawyer who lived across the street  from me. He. asked if I knew  who my creditors Avero, and I  said he must think I was a human  directory, for I owed a thousand or  two to pretty nearly every man in  Philadelphia, Mr. Culbert said  that under the circumstances, it  was no use trying to get released  from all of thein. He suggested the  bankruptcy proceedings, and now,  thank heaven, I'm a free man once  more. I have this little store and  can wear a silk hat and a frock  coat if I want to. Oh, I toll 3rou it's  a bully thing t*rbo~a bankrupt?'  The door opened and a bevy of  pretty girls' walked in. The man  who owed $3,000,000 was all business at oncfj. As the rupurter came  away he heard Housekeeper say:  " Vanilla, ehocolate, lemon, orange,.  peach and raspberry.,"  Hour, Feed, Grain, Hay  AND PRODUCE  Gar Lots a Specialty  A FULL  Correspondence Solicited  Phono 20  Wholesale  Houses  NELSON  B.C.  GROCERIES.  A MACDONALD & CO.���Corner Vornon and  ��� Josephino streots, wholesale grocers and  jobbers inblankots, gloves, mitts, boots, rubbers,  inackinaws and miners' sundries.  OOTENAY SUPPLY   COMPANY,   LIMI-  TED���Vernon   street, Nolson,   wholesale  grocers.  TOHN CHOLDITCH & CO.-Front street, Nel-  "   son, wholesalo grocers.  PROVISIONS, PRODUCE AND FRUITS.  PARSONS PRODUGK COMPANY-Vernon  Btreet, Nelson, wholesale dealers in provisions, produce and fruits. Agents for Swift &  Co. bacon and hams.  JY. GRIFFIN  &  CO.���Corner Vernon and  ���   Josephine streots, Nelson, wholesale dealers  in provisions, cured meats, butter and eggs.  PR. STEWART & CO.���Warehouses onC. 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.  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  local and coast.  Flooring  local and coast.  Newel Posts  Stair Eail  Mouldings  Shingles  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  ^   of all kinds.  IF WHAT VOU WANT IS NOT r.Y STOCK  WE WILT. MAKK IT KOll VOU  CALL AND GET PRICES.  AMERICAN  AND  EUROPEAN  PLANS  The Keremeos Townsite Company  KEREMEOS.   B.   C.  Lots 30 x 120.   Main  Street 100 Feet Wide.  Corner Lots $100.     Inside Lots $75  MEALS  25  CENTS  J. A. Sa  SASH AND DOORS.  NELSON SAW AND PLANING MILLS  LIMITED���Cornor Front and Hall streets,  Nelson, manufacturers of and wholesale dealers  in sash and doors; allkinds of factory work made  to order. .  HALL AND LAKE STREETS, NELSON .  Porto Rico Lumber Co.  (LIMITED)  '    Successors to  J. A. DEWAR & CO.  ROOMS LIGHTED BY ELECTRICITY  AND HEATED BY STEAM  25 CENTS TO 51  321 to 331 Baker Street, Nelson.  QUEEN'S HOTEL  EAKER STREET. NKLSON.       .  Lighted by Electricity and Heated with Hot Air.  POWDER, CAPS AND FUSE.  HAMILTON POWDER COMPANY-Baker  street Nelson, manufacturers of dynamite,  sporting, atumping and black blasting powders,  wholesale dealers in caps and fuse, and electrlo  blasting apparatus..  ~ CIGARS. ~  EOOTENAY CIGAR MANUFACTURING  CO.���Corner Baker and Hall streets. Nelson, manufacturers.^ "Royal Seal", and "Koote  nay Belle" brands of cigars.  HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.  H BYERS & CO.���Corner Bakerand Josephine  ��� streets, Nelson, wholesalo dealers in hardware and mining supplies. Agentsfor Giant  Powder Co.    ��� .. -  . ' '   LAWRENCE HARDWARE (COMPANY-  Baker St., Nelson, wholesale dealeis in  hardware and mining supplies, and water and  plumbers' supplies.   VANCOUVER HARDWARE COMPANY,  LIMITED-Baker stieet, NeI��on, wholesale  dealers in hardware and mining supplies, plum-  bera and tinsmiths' supplies.   COAL.  OROWS  NEST PASS COAL COMPANY.-  Wliolesale dealeis in coal and coke. Charles  St B.ube, Agent. Baker stieet. Nelson.   ASSAYERS'   SUPPLIES.      ,  WF."TEETZEL & CO.-Corner Baker "and  * vJotephine streets, Nolson, wholesale dealers, in assnyers supplies. Agents llfor Denver  Fuo Clay Co. of Denver, Colorado.   LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  rpURNER, BEETON & CO.-Corner Vernon  ���*��� and Josophino streets, Nolson, wholosalo  dealers in liquor*?, cigars and dry goods. Agents  for Pabst Bi ewing Co. of Milwaukee and Cdl-  gary Browing Co. of Calgary.   COMMISSION MERCHANTS.  HJ. EVANS & CO.-Baker bticefc, Nelson,  * wholesale dealers m liquors, cigars,  cement, fire buck and fire clay, water pipe and  steel rails, and general commission aici chants.  PAINTS   AND   OILS. X  -NJELSON HARDWARE COMPANY-Baker  ���*���*   Slroet���Wholesale dealers in paints, oils,  and   brnshefa of all  Kootenay.  Rough and  Dressed  Lumber  Shingles  Mouldings  A-1 White Pine Luitiber Always in  Stocl^.  We carry a complete stock of  Coast Flooring, Ceiling, Inside Finish, Turned Work, Sash and Doors.  Special order work will receive  prompt attention.  Large comfortable bodrooms and  flrst-olass  dining-room. Sample rooms for commercial men.  RATES $2 PER DAY  W|rs. E. C. Clarke*. Prop,  LATI3 OK THK ROYAL HOTEL, CALGARY  This popular hotel which is now being  enlarged and renovated, will bo reopened  on March 1st, when it will have JO large,  nicely furnished and well lighted rooms,  heated with hot air. Special attention  will bo given to the dining room.  RATES REASONABLE.  kinds.    Laigcst stock in  Porto Rico Lumber Go. Ltd.  Contractors and Builders  WILL DO WELL TO  Buy Their Lumber  AT  G. 0, Buchanan's  A largo stock of first-class dry matorlal on  hand, also a full line of sash, doors, mouldings,  turned work, etc.  Factory Work a Specialty  Yard:  Foot of Hcndryx street), Nolson  Telephone. 9i Jofyn Rae, Agent  C. A. PROSSER, MANAGER  A Big* Schooner  OF  BEER OR  HALF-AND-HALF  ALWAYS  FRESH  Oc  ALWAYS  COOL  COAL!      COAL!  GREAT REDUCTION  $6.15  Sports at Paris Exposition.  Chicago, Illinois, March 19.���In-  foi'iuntioQ rogiU'iliug tho Greek sed-  tiou of ihe" International jjontosts  of physical exercises aud sports at  tlio Paris "exposition has beeu received at tho office of the commissioner general hero. A gymnasium  contest will be open to the world  with the exception of professionals  who have exhibited in public, "in  circuses and theatres. Tlio contests  to take place, on July 20th. and 30th  on tho bicycle - track at Bois de  Viucennes. ISTo gymnasts under 18  years of ago will bo admitted.  Tiie Latest Wall Paper,  BORDERS MD MOULDINGS  Wc aro now opoiilng up (lie largest f��tork of  w.ill piipora. Ijprdorb.inrl inoiiJdiiiBScvorrecoivea  in Nelson. We purchased direct fiom llio Montreal imuorl ci"-, nnd lmvo Uiercforo tlio latost design-, niici olo=i3st price*. Special (jitoUtiont, to the  ti ado,  FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  P    BURNS &   CO.���Baker   strcot,   Nelson,  ��� -wholesale dealeis in fre&and cured meats.  Cold storage.   TENTS   AND   AWNINGS.  NELSON TENT AND AWNING FACTOKY���  JJaku'ijticot, Nelson.   ManufacUnot1- of all  crits,  awnings, und  t��mva.s goods.  Thoo. Madson, proprietor.   kinds  of  P. 0. Bo\:7(>,  WINES AND CIGARS.  CALIFORNIA WINE COMPANY, LIMITED���Corner Front and Hall streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers tn wines (case and bulk)  and domestic andimported cigars.           ^ERAT��D~AND MINERAL WATERS.  THORPE & CO., LIMITED.���Corner Vernon  and Cedar streets, Nelson, manufacturers  of and wholCbalodcalcra in coral od waters and  fruit syrups. Sole agontsfor Halcyon Springs  mineral water.   Telephone UP.   FLOUR-AND FEED.  KMAN & KER MILLING COMPANY  Front street, Nelson, wholesale dcal-  BRA  LTD,  ers in flour, oatmeal, etc., and hay and grain.  Mills at Edmonton, Victoria,1 and New Westminster,  . J. Bradley & Go.  lUINTBJtS AX1> WWOUA'tOUS  Corner Victoria and Josephine Streets, Ncl.^on.  Lethbridge Gait Coal  The best value for the .money in tfee maiket  for all purpafeos.  tkrms cash     XV. P. TircttNKY, General Aeen*  Telephpng Ul,   OfflW witfj ft D, Jf. CluisUe*    '  NELSON MJNKllS" UNION NT0. OG, XV.  M.���Moots In miners'  ARCHITECTS.  EWART & CARRIK-AroWtoote.  Rooms 7  and 8 Aberdeen blook. Baker street, NoIbob.  ~ ENGINEER^  OTIAULHS lUnKKR-MiiiJiiffniid wiiHIiiBCii-  aincor.   West Rakor .street, Xel.son.  TRACES   VNIONS.  v, ot  iinion rooms, north-  eastcorner Victoria and Kooton.iy .streets, every  Saturday evening-at 8 o'clock.   Visiting mem-  bers welcome,  Ja.mks Wilicks, Sec'y.    CiiAS. A. McKay. Pros.'  THE regular meetings of the Carpenters' Union  are held on -Wednesday evening of each  week, at 7 o'clock, in the Miners' Union hall cor-,  nur Victoria and Kooton.iy streets.  11/ROBINSON- Pronldont.   JAMES COLLING, Secretary.  TRADES AND LA BOR COUNCJL.-Tho regular meetings of the NoUon Trades and Jjibor  Council wUl be held in the miners' union hall,  coriicr of Victoria and Kootonay streets, on the  flrat and third Thursday of each month, at  7.30 p. m.  G. J. THOKPE, Pros.        J. II. M.ratnsox, Sec'y.  FRATERNAL   SOCIETIES.  NELSON LODGE, NO. 23, A. F. & A. M.  Moots eecond Wednesday In each month,  Sojourning brethren Invited.  Haul Coal  Anthracite  S9.65JgJ,far,!)jNTcsb  DELIVERED  TELETOOXE  33  0. W. West & Go.  n  AND  Tho host glais of hecr to bo had in Nelson is at  TIIE CLUB HOTEL  Corner Silica and  Stanley Strcota.  E, J. CURRAN, Prop.  JVfadden fjouse  Baker and Ward  Stieets, Nelson  The only hotel m Nelson that has remained  under one management since 1800.  Tho bed-rooms aro well furnished and lighted  by elects icily.  Tho bar is always stocked by the "beat domestic and imported liquors and cigars.  THOMAS MADDEN, Proprietor.  B. G�� HOTEL   erie, b. c.  First class In eveiy ic-pect. Choicest \wncs,  liquor-and cigars. Evcrj comfort for transient  and resident guests.  HEADQUARTERS FOR UNION MEN.  JOSEPH CAMPBELL, Proprietor.  !I, corner Baker and Kootenay streets, evory  :sd��y evening at 8 o'clock, visiting ICnlghts  llally invited to attend.  KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS-- Nelson Lodge, No,  25, Knights of Pythias, meets in I. O. O. F.  nail, corner Bi'  Tuesc! ,  cordially  R. G. JOY. K. of R. & S.   IfKONABP SCOTT. C. O.  NELSON h. O. L��� No. 1GQ2, moots in r. O. O. F.  Hall, cornor Baker and Kootenay streets,  1st and 3rd  Friday of each mputh.   Visiting  brethcrn cordially invited.       . i  _R. J]on_ssc___, W.M._W, CrtAwronn. Rec.-Soo.-  TSJELSON JKRIK, Numbst 22, Fxaternal Order  J-N of Eagles, moots every second and fourth  Wednesday incach month In Fraternity Hall.  Visiting brothren welcome.  W. Gosnkm., Prosidont.  COAUixs Viiosmaz. Secretary  The Tribune has a thoroughly equipped Book Bindery in  connection with its job printing- department. . All kinds of  books manufactured to order/  and ;any kind of binding or  rebiiidine- done on short notice  Oi  BURNS BLOCK  Fruit and Ornamental Trees  Rliododcndions, Ko*p-. Fancy E\ergreens  Magnolus', Hulbs, ne��' ci op I u-.tefl seed-, for spring  plftntiiij.;. LurgcM> and mcist complete stoi'k in  western CanaiT.i. Call and mrtlvu j our selections  or send for catalogue. -Address at the nursery  grounds1 and gruunhuiisC.  M. ,T. HENRY.  3000 Westminster Road, Vancouver, il. C.  For Sale  Cheap  RAILROAD OUTFIT  Such as Wheel Scrapers, Picks,, Sliov els-. Hammers, Steel, Wagons, Laigc Ranjjc, Tent*.-, etc.  Call ftt Old Curiosity Shop, Josephine street.  R. REISTERER"&"CCF  KEKWJKKS AND BOTTLERS OV  '  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND, PORTER  Prompt and regular  delivery to the trndo  Brewery at Nelson  elson   Wine   Co.  CHOICE WINES AND LIQUORS  Special attention given to f.unily trado  Ttt?'13���i...     FRANK h. TAMBLYN  Nelson, II. C. m.��,vj(ji:u  BLACKSM1THING  AND EXPERT  HORSESHOEING  Watson rcpairliiR promptly attondod to by a  firot-ciAKH wheelwright.  Spoclal attention given to all kinds of repalr-  Irg and custom work from outside points.  Shop:   Hall St., between Rakor and Vernon  TENDERS " WANTED  FOR  REAL  ESTATE.  Tenders uill lto leeched bv the lindcrsi^'iied  until P.'o'clock iiiiiin oft Monday, April, aid, I'M)  for the following rlescnlicd real estate in Nelson.  Lois "and*,md I.oN l.'cmd isj in Mock 10. together with the inipioviMilciil-M 1 hereon. coiisiM-  ing uf the .Silver King hotel am! u one-story residence.  Terms e.ish. The highest or anj lender not  neccssarilj .u'lcptcd.  CAHOUXK 'niKLLY,  Administratrix ot at ft of .hihli.lohii'-ou. deceased.  ..Velsoe. 13. C, March -Jisd. !!*��.  A. R. BARROW, A.M.I.C.E.  PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  Corner Victoria and Kootenay Streets.  1\ O. Uox 559, TELEPHONK NO, DS '  KEREMEOS  Is the centei' of the ShuiJkameeu Mining District, thirty miles south of  Pentieton aud west of the O'Kanagan river. This season 'will, see great  developments in this vicinity.as a large number of valuable claims were  located last summer. Prospectors will find a splendid field to work in.  Much of the mineral bearing belt has not yet been explored. Tho Similkameen country is an ideal one for prospectors, water, feed, and fuel  being abundant. The winter climate is the mildest iu tho interior.  Business men will find plenty of openings at Keremeos. There is tt chance  for those with capital to get in on the ground floor. The surrounding  laud is of the richest, and best adapted for the production of high class  fruits and vegetables. The Columbia & Western railway is now being  located through Keremeos, and up the Similkameen river. Stages connect between Greenwood aud Keremeos via Fairview; also between Pentieton and Keremeos.   For further particulars'  Apply to THE BEALEY INVESTMENT COMPANY,  General Agents, Greenwood, B. C.  Or EDWARD BULLOCK-WEBSTER, Keremeos, B. C..  Ho! Ho!  CALL  AND  SEE  Elegant Sideboards  Superb Cheffoniers  Petite Dressing* Tables  In the Famous Golden Oak  Just Received a Carload of High-class Goods  JP, Burns & Co.  Wholesale and Retail  ^neSoTb.o. Dealers in Meats  Markets at Nelson, Rossland, Trail, Kaslo, Ymir, Sandon, Silverton, New  Denver, Revelstoke, Ferguson, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade City, Midway, and Vancouver.  Mall Orders Promptly Forwarded  West Kootenay Butcher Co.  ALL KINDS OF  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE AND H15TAIL,  FISH'AND POULTRY IN SEASON  Baker.Street, Nelson ��   Q_   TRAVES,   Manager  ORDERS BY MAIL RECEIVE CAREFUL ASP PROMPT A1TENTION.   Headquarters fop Portland Cement, Fire Bricks,  Fire-Clay, American Cumberland Coal [Blacksmiths]  Spocml quotation'? gncn for railoiui Iota  A. 11. (xKAY, 1�� O. Boy52), XUson, 11. O.  KooU'iin> Affonl  fi. R BITflET & CO., Ltd., Yictoria  W. P. DICKSON  H. H. H. APPLHWBAITH  J. MeFHBEJ  Kooteqay Electric Supply & Construction Go.  ELECTRIC SUPPLIES  Complete Blectrlo Equipments for SUectric Power Tranemltujlon and Lighting for  Iftmee, Towiib Electric Fixtures, Lamps, Belle, Telephones, Annunciators, Etc.  P. O. Box 606. , Josephine Street. H elson, B. O,  Fred J. Squire, Merchant Tailor  FULL LINES OF WINTER AND SPRINC SUITINGS  .WKSTJBAKER STRKET' NELSON -   OPPOSITE SILVKR KtVO HoTKI  That Light is Poor  GAS FITTING OUR SPECIALTY  PLUMBING OF ALL KINDS  Vlolorla Street, o|i|>o��ito PoslolIIce.  LET US PUT IN CI\S  TRACKAN BRO  ROYAL SEAL  AND  KOOTENAY BELLE  CIGARS  kootenay Cigar Mfg* Co.  xeimos, unman coluhiiia  AT 7 PER CENT  ON BUSINESS PROPERTY  Apply O. L. LKNNOX. Solicitor, N'vlson B. C  TX THK MATTKR OK AX APPLICATION  -L KOR A DUPLICATE OK A CKItTiriCATK  OV TITLK to lots eleven (11) nnd Iwelvo <I2),  Week tu-enlj-'.evcn {27), City of NeKyil. H. C.  NoIiroNIiereb} Kiven that it ii my intention  :it iho (JMiirution <if one iiimith from (lie  piiblicilion hereof, to Ksuq a duiilfcaU' of the  fcrtilhMtt! of Title to the ubovo l.'iiids-, i��-sticil to  <!forgQ A. Ii. Hall, on the VOth day of Dcucii.bcr,  lbUS, and iuimhered lo33 K.  P. Y. WOO TON,  HcgKtrnr (ioneral.  Lund negiP(ry Oillcc, Victoria, II. t'., iUth Keb-  1'iiaiy, liKX).  NOTICE TO UNION CABPENTEES.  All carpentcis who are in sjinp-illiy wldi  onf.miJied labor are hereby notilled Hint the  ��irpenteiing in cnnm-flum "lib P- Isnrn^ .v  <-umpntnVri',ld storage plant, it> lieiiij,' performed  by n(iii:��nioii labor, .-mil members of tlij��  <>.irpeiitciN' L'nion, and those in syiiiji.itby with  il, are ie<|no-le<i fo Kovern tlioniielvo�� aeeord-  jnS'y' JAMKS COLLING,  Secretary Nckou CariHjntcra' l/Uion.  St. JOSEPH'S SCHOOL  NKLSON. 11. C.  A boarding nnd day school conducted by the  Sisters of St. Joseph of Pence.   It is situated at,.  Uiip-corncr of Mill and Josephine Htreut-. in one of  tho be*L residentiat portions, of XcNon. iijul In  easily acecshlbla from all parU of the city.  Tlio course of study iuciudiM lliu fiiml.unent.'il  and hifjhur brunches of thorough Knglhli education: Jiii��Iii<.>))F> cotirM>���bookkeeping, Mem>K*  raphy and tuiewriliiiK. Seicneu com>e���music;  vociiland liistrumental, diavvitiff, etc. J'lainart  idmI needlework, utc.  Kor teriQi) and j)articnlars apply to the Sister  Superior.    ���  ''Hi    1 '    AVIII    open'< her  jss Palmer iris?-  , " CHUIICII hdiool  room on tho 2nd of January, lfluo.   For t��nns:ind  all particuInn, apply to MISS PALMKIt,  At residence of Mrs. J. It. lloberUon, Baker  Street West.  Kootenay   Coffee   Co.  NELSON, B, O.  CofTco roasters and dealers In Tea and CoflT.je.  Offer frebh roasted coffee ot best quaUlj;"ad  follows:  Jav& and Arabian Macha. por pound..���$  10  Java nnd Mocha Blond, 3 pounds '.... 1 00  Fine Santos, 1 pounds  1 00  Santos Wend, S pounds  1 00  Our Special Blend, G pounds....  1 00  Our Rio Itoast, 6 pounds  1 00  A trial ordor solicited. Salesroom 2 doors cart  of Oddfellows block. West Baker street  Notice of Applications for License.  I.Adolphe Lnpnii.ie. of the City of NeNoii. in  the piovince or British Columbia, hotel koepcr,  hereby tfivo iioticeth.it I intend to apply to tho  Board of LI��'on-e ('ommis-ioners for the City o��  Nul-on. at their !1r-t meetinc; to bo held after tlio  expiration olltliirty duj ���. Iroiu tins dato for a  lHcnre to sell wines, spnits, beer and oUicr fermented and iiitoxicvtini; liquors by retail, iu my  hotel, kno\ni as the ���'.Mwitical Hotel." bit unto on  lt)t��imiulicrcd :S1 and 21, in block numbered 07, in  the wiid City of Nelson. A. LiUXJINTK.  Nctbou, B. t'., Fcbi'iuut? 8U��, 1900, 4  THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON, B. C., TUESDAY MARCH 20 1900  St.'1  IV  I AC  V  IS/  1  ft'  II  */.  k;  I  ��  lis!  lift  RECEIVED  iT  A DIRECT IMPORTATION OF  pushes  BATH   TOOTH   NAIL   HAIR  Baker Street, Nelson  W. F. Teetzel & Co.  g  Now is the time to get a bargain in Clothing as we are  giving a liberal discount on  these goods for the next few  days in order to inake room  i'or spring goods which are arriving daily  The Nelson Clothing House  217 219 Baker Street  \  M  \  ��!' ESTABLISHED  1)4   NELSON IN   1890  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  xti  iti  iti  iti  xti  iti  iti  Hi  xti  %  I am here my friends to let you know I am all-right.  Kimberly and Ladysmith have been relieved and I am still  in Nelson with a year of prosperity ahead of me. Everything is pointing this way, and I am here with my up-to-  date line of goods ready to compete with eastern prices. I  am recieving goods every day direct from the factories,  which are for sale, and I' am prepared to guarantee the  quality. Come and examine our stock; no trouble to show  goods. I have 1000 kinds to suit you all. Jewelry of all  kinds, also precious stones, sterling silver in all the latest  designs and patterns. Bradley & Hubbard's up-to-date art  goods. Karn, the leading piano o�� Canada. Come early and  we will serve you accordingly.    Don't forget the place.  We only employ the most  jewelers. All work is guaranteed,  our prompt attention.  expert watchmakers  and  Mail orders will  receive  JACOB DOVER, THE JEWELER  NELSON, B. C.  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  CITY LOCAL NEWS  A message was received by the  local militia officers yesterday, from  major Benson, district officer commanding, which read as follows:  "British Columbia half company of  provisional regiment will garrison  Esquimalt not Halifax." The announcement has cooled the ardor of  several volunteers, who had counted  on going to Halifax, and it is hardly  probable that ten men will be  secured from the Nelson Rifles who  are willing to give up their positions for a year's sojourn in bai racks  at the Atlantic fortress.  Great Clearing Sale  of Dry Goods  12,000   Stock of New Goods  Offered at Cost  .We have decided to sell out our dry goods and  continue exclusively in. clothing-, boots, shoes and  gents' furnishings, and now offer all our dry goods  stock at wholesale prices. This includes all our  spring goods now in stock and in transit from the  east. It is the first time in the history of Nelson  that a stock of this size has been offered to the public at such a low rate, and all wanting bargains  should not fail to see our prices. To the ladies of  Nelson "we" w"ou 1 d"say i h at~tfi i s~i s~ aTgood "oppof tli n i ty "  to get your spring and summer dress goods at a bargain.     Here is a sample of some of our prices:  DRESS GOODS that   were   40cr now selling at 25c  do            do do 65c,          do          "   40c  do             do do       S1.00, do          -   60c  do            do do          1.25, do              75c  PLAID TWEED SKIRTINGS, five pieces,  regular $6 line, offered at $4 to clear  BLACK LUSTRES, In'plain and figured,  > that were 50c, now selling at 30c  do    ��� do       75c, do 45c  DRESS  GINGHAMS,    '  regular 20c goods, now selling at 12ic  COLORED DRESS GINGHAMS,  regularise goods, now selling at 10c  DIMITIES, regular 15c goods, offered at 10c  PIQUES,       do     20c     do do       \1\  �����  _y&  fa.  &  do  COLORED  COLORED  COLORED  FLANNELLETTE now selling at 5c, formerly 8c  IS  to replace that  Shabby Awning*  The statement of claim has beeu  filed in the action of Ole J. Wigen,  John Field and Charles Reese vs.  Nelson & Bedlington Railroad Compauy. The action is the outcome  of the Selkirk mineral claim incident, and plaintiffs, who are the  proprietors of the Selkirk, claim  special damages of $1185, an injunction against the railroad to prevent  them using the property, an order  to vacate the land" and substantial  general damages. Elliot & Lennie  are acting for plaintiffs aud the  case will probably come up at the  May sittings.  At tho police court yesterday evidence was taken in the charge  agaiust W. Gooding of stealing  $15.G0. An important witness was  not present, however, and the matter was adjourned to this morning.  The fire department will add an  important feature to the hall tomorrow in the shape of a culinary  department. The innovation will  be a bachelors' mess, the firemen  contributing equally to the expenses. The idea is excellent from  an outside point of view, as it will  bring ten firemen together three  times every day, besides increasing  the esprit de corps of the brigade.  The management of the Ontario  Powder Works at Six-mile point  anticipate commencing operations  on Thursday, the buildings, being  now practically complete., The  capacity of- the plant is ten tons  per day, but it goes without saying  that the output will only equal a  small proportion of the capaciby.  On the 18cli instant Mrs. S. Edwin Oliver, wife of the editor of  Lhe Trail Creek News, gave birth  to a daughter at her residence in  Trail. Both mother and child are  doing well. Mr. Oliver last year  was connected with both the'claily  papers of this town.  ���  Mr. Leon LislSet goes out this  morning to inspect the Whitewater  mine on Rover creek. lie expects  to return tomorrow night.  The second payment on the bond  on the Whitewater group, on Rover  creek, amounting to $8000, has been  paid. Tiie beneficiaries include M.  S. Davys, W. J. Goepel. A. J.  Marks, Frank Flotchor and George  "Alexander.  Theo Madson closed a contract  with the Hudson's Bay Company  yesterday for the placing of fancy  striped awnings over the whole of  the building. It is probably as  large au order of the kind as has  ever been placed iu the province,  but it will be filled on time by the  local factory. '   ,  Superintendent Troup went to  Rossland yesterday on official1 Business.    He will return tomorrow.  , Within a short time the executive,  staff of the (J. P, R. rail and steamboat lines in the Kootenays will  move to the building formerly used  as a residence by superintendent  Beasley. Several carpenters start  today on the changes necessary to  make the structure suitable for the  accommodation of the officials. The  new quarters will be more commodious and convenient in every  respect than the present  Stanley street.  The Baptist Young  Union holds its second  meeting tonight. The regular form  ' of meeting is vajjjed to permit of  an excellent program followed by  refreshments. Citizens generally  are invited to attend.  office  on  that the accident was due to the  negligence of the ear inspector,  Plaintiffs ask damages under the  Families Compensation Act of $20,-  000 and under the Employers' Lia  bility Act of $4350.  John Mulhollahd was arrested by  II. W. Bullock-Webster yesterday  afternoon and lodged in the provincial jail. Mulholland was con  viefced on March 2nd of an assault  on B. J. Royal, and ordered to pay  a fine of $20, with an option of two  months' imprisonment. He was  given until Saturday to pay tho  fine, but did not do so, and will  now serve out tho two months'  option.  II. H. BoWden will come before  judge Forin in chambers on Thursday to elect. It is intimated that  Bowden will plead guilty.  The Hospital Ladies' Aid soeioty  desire to secure a variety of articles  for the use of tho institution, tho  list being as follows : One invalid's  chair, one invalid's lounge, three  easy chairs, six small chairs, half a  dozen small l'ugs, half a dozen  screens, half a dozen head rests for  beds, half a dozen trays, a dozen  tray cloths, four sets of plates, cups  for small trays, a dozen tumblers,  four ladies' warm jackets and six  ladies' nightgowns. Friends of the  hospital who may desire to present  any of the above or other useful  articles are required to consult the  buying committee of the Aid, Mrs.  G. Frank Beer, Mrs. T. J. Sims or  the following members of the furnishing committee : Mrs. Roderick  Robertson and Mrs. W. W. Beer.  The inquest will be held on the  body of Kennedy, the miner who  AA'as recently killed at the Enterprise miue, as there is no coroner at  this moment in the Slocan district.  The body Avill consequently be interred Avithout a coroner's certificate.  Judge Forin is holding county  court in Kaslo today. J. Elliot is  in attendance as solicitor iu the  action of Briggs vs. Conright, an  action in the mining jurisdiction of  the court for trespass on the mineral  claim Monarch. Several Nelson  men who Avere too late for the  recent court Avill file naturalization  papers.  An order Avas made yesterday in  Lambert vs O'Laughlin, an action  under the Overholding Tenants  Act for the possession of the build  ing in question, a boarding house  on Carbonate street. Galliher &  Wilson appeared for the landlord  aud Taylor & Hannington for the  tenant.  John Masterson, Ymir, has recorded the transfer of a five-eights  interest in the Atlin mineral claim,  on the divide between Bear and  Wild Horse creeks to F. Britton  and A. Campbell. F. Britton has  transferred a third interest 'in the  Atlin fraction to T. H.' O'Brien.  Charles' W. Busk of Kokanee  creek leaves in a Aveek or ton days  for England Avhere he Avill spend  some time. He may visit his  brother Avho resides iu Elizabeth-  town, Natal, before returning to  the province.  A committee representing tho>  Nelson Riflo Association, including  lieutenant - Beer, sergeant N. T.  MeLeod, corporals' Phillips aud  Mackenzie and private Wadds  visited the rifle ranges yesterday  aud determined on important  changes, which Avill materially improve the conditions for rifle practice. A neAv range was selected as  a result of Avhich the butts Avill be  moved lower down and ranges  from'100 to 1000 yards secured on a  level.. A general meeting of tiie  association AA'ill be held this Aveek  to wliich the citizens Avill be  invited. ' /  J,, Youngs, formerly second engineer on the C. P. II. steamer  Minto, has been placed in charge of  the engine room of the Ymir. His  second is J. Walker.  A pioneer named Judd AA'as  brought into tho provincial jail  -from Kimberley on Sunday committed for trial on tho charge of  theft. ' He was brought in by constable Barnes.  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.  GROWS 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  HOTEL   ARRIVALS.  At this Phair.���R. F. Tolmie,  Procter; Bernard MacDonald, Rossland; Edmund B. Kirkby, Rossland;  T. Mayne Daly, Rossland; E. F.  Burns, Procter; Mr. and Mrs. Fell,  Athabasca; B.  Thomas, Vancouver;  C. A. DesBrisay, Spokane; E.  Charles, Rossland; G. H. Ayland,  New Denver; Pierre Gemievoise,  Lille, France.  At the Queens.���A. Kopesk, Sirdar; John Bull, Slocan City; Pat  David, Spokane. ��  At the Grand Central.���L. A.  Snyder, Ymir; W. H. McKay and  family, Robson: W. Kcffer. Nine-  mile point; Miss Harris, Toronto; C.  Hagarty, F. Hagarty, Ymir; Rice  Harper,   Spokane;  Joe Mtirphraw,  D. C. McKiseck, Skykomish, Wash.;  P. Campbell aud Avife, Ymir.  At the Hume.���F. S. Clements,  City; Mrs. J. E. Harris, Kaslo; C.  W. Busk, Kokanee Creek; E: N.  Hobbs, Chicago; W. J. Turner,  Ymir Mine; R. T. Lowery, New  Denver.   ���  At the Tremont.���J. Hunt,  A. Kitchen, J. Kathrineberg, J. H.  Thompson, J. Kellie, J. Owens,  J. Mcintosh, City.  Railroad Supplies  ���      ���      a      ���        "  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  BUSINESS  Wanted  MENTION.  Apprentices   to  dressmaking.   Apply to Martin O'llcilly  block, Nelson.  as lady cook  Apply "Cook" Tri-  learn  & 0��..  Houston  "\ Van ted ���Position  in a hotel or private family,  buno ofllce.  Piano for sale; practically new;  Addicss Box 231, Nelson.  Wanted���A boy to help deliver  milk and fcc<l cows. Apply to II. R. Harrison,  Nelson Library Association.  Sewing girls Avanted, at the Hudson's Bay stores, Nelson.  M. J. Henry, the VancouA-er nurserymen, lias in tlio hands of'printers his dialogue for the year 11KS0, ond it will buread) for  mailing by the 15th instant. It will bo one of tile  most complete ever issued by any one in his line  of bu jnusson (ha Coast, and lie ltconfirtent that,  if you -will kindly reserve >our ciders until it  reaches jou, it will be lo your interest to place a  sliai c of thorn ����� ith him.  Wanted���Portable    engine    and  boiler, saumiil," planer, edger and lath-mill.  Ciiiaciiy not loss than ion thousand a day. Sawmill, Tribune Otlioc.    '  Niekerson ���Watchmaker,   Baker  street, opposite Queen's hotel. Tw cntj-flvc years  experience.  For- Sale���A  furnished hotel in  Sandon, B. C. AVritc for paiticulars to G. "West,  Box ISfi, Sandon. B. C.  When - your   watch   don't  keep  time, sec Niclcor.son, Baker street. Satisfactory  work or no cliaiges.  To Lei���Six-roomed house Avith  bath. Apply at second, hand store opposite post-  office.  Nelson Coke & das.-Co.,  IIMITED.  it  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  o  xti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  ���-5?,-S"a''&''S,i��Bl'S>'��9'5i"S>,S'S  185   BAKER   STREET  Newly Laid  Town Eggs  Strictly Fresh  40c per doz. at  KIRKPATRICK & WILSON'S  The Leading1  Grocers....  iti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  #/  Invest Your Money  TO BEST ADVANTAGE  And'order at once your requirements iri the line of Hams and  Bacon, of which we have received a large consignment from Eastern Canada. ,   -  , * '       '  FINE QUOTATIONS   FINEST QUALITY  ���     ^                             GIVE THEM A TRIAL   .  The Western Mercantile,Company, Limited. v  ,  FANCY AND STAPLE GKOCKUIES * JJAKKR STREET, NELSON  #  mmmm  Capital Stock $250,000  Divided into 10,000 sh.ucs of 825  7% Preference Shares.. $75,000  Ordinary Stock  $175,000  A limited number of preference and culinary  -shares of the company arc oilorcd to tho citizens-  of Ncl��on at par.  Sitbsi'iiption hooks aro now open at thu office  of tho company^ Baker street, Nelson.  Nelson Coke & &as Co.,  /   FRKD JU'UXKTT, Manager and Secretary.  We have sold 75 per cent of all the  W Portland Cement  | Fire Brick and  m Pipe Clay  Used In Kootenay,  -We-also handte-  w  ~w  Steel Mining Rails,  Blacksmith's Goal, Sewer Pipe, Etc. |f  People's  month] v  Place your order with  THEO.   MADSON  Tents,  Awnings,  and  ail kinds of Canvas  Goods  Manufactured to Order  BAKER STREET,  NELSON.  Elliot & Lennie have filed the  statement of claim in the action ox  .Kawcett vs. the 0. V. It. The document sets forth that the father and  mother of the deceased conductor  were dependent upon him for maintenance, that the brake beam which  Fawcetfc was handling ��t the time  of the accident was defective aad  The Giant Powder-Company is to  remove jts stock of high explosives  from Nine-mile point at once, Mr.  Gates, their local representative  having made arrangements to this  effect. The magazine at present  contains 000 cases of powder and  the workmen at that point will  breathe easier when the contents  are removed from the zone of flying  rocks, one of wliich crashing through  the roof might easily cause an explosion.  J. Bradley & Co. have reported to  the police that a colored painter is  securing work around town upon  the ��� misrepresentation that he is  employed by them or by J. II. Mill-  ward. The man in question has  never had any connection with  Bradley & Co. nor is he likely to  desire it if any members of tho  firm come across Jiim.  Ward  REAL ESTATE AND  INSURANCE AGENTS  Agents for J. & J. TAYLQB SAFES  Bogustown)   Fairview   Addition.  %  H. J. EVANS & CO.  NELSON, B. C.  .,<='.  Tropical and California Fruits  BANANAS  ' ORANGES     LEMONS     APPLES  Received Daily from Spokane,  P. 0.130X 170.  HOUSTON W.OCIC.  Blue Ribbon Tea Always on Hand.  Fiesh Kt'gs Received Daily  John \, Irviqg & Go,  BEAL ESTATE  INSURANCE AND  GENERAL AGENT  ANOTHER VICTORY  . enera  BOERSIN RETREAT  We had a very successful day and completely routed the enemy. They are in lull  retreat. In the exhubcrancc of your joy got your India and Ceyloy'Tea, Slocha  and Java Cottee, Groceries, etc, from ���  JTirRt door west  of Bank of British  Columbia building.  NOTICE.  Contractors and builders arc hereby noUflcd  that on and after A pril 1st. the fallowing scale of  wages will be demanded: Mortar misers and  hod carriers, ��3 50 for eight hours; other building  labotet*, ?:; for eight hours, excavators 30 ��entH  an hour. This notice is given to that, those whom  it may concern can consider it iu tendering tor  conLracU.  P. C. SHACKrjKTON. Rccordirtg Secretary,  Nelson Laborers' IfroteciiYe Union 81%  Josephine and Silica Streets,  opposite Methodist, Church  PATTON & ENMAN  J. B. ANNABLE  GENERAL  BROKER  Three dwelling houses; for sale on easy tCrni'i.  Ono lot  on   Stanley   street,  opposite  Koyal  hotel, for sale at a bargain.  One seven-roomed house and one three room  house for rout.  089 ANNABX.H  Charles B. J. Christie  GENERAL BROKER  ., if1��2rs v'cst of dominion Exprci oillcc.  P. O. Box 523.   Phones: Ollice 117, House 1G2  FOR SAM  i-room house and 3 lots,. ....  $1,7)0  1 lot on Carbonate street  100  2 lots observatory street '"   ��,-i0  21otHand J loomhoiH.c " noo  7-ltOOM HQU8K FOlt KKNT  Loans and insurance proatptly attended to.


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