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 DAILY  EDITION   BY  MAIL  FIVE  DOLLARS A YEAR  U? ��� \*&  WEEKLY EDITION   BY MAIL  TWO  DOLLARS A YEAR  EIGHTH  YEAR  NELSON:  SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 17 1900.  PRICE FIVE  CENTS.  CONSERVATIVE CONVENTION  Eesolutions that were Adopted.  Tlio Conservative delegates from  Rossland, Nelson, Vmir, Trail iiml  Boundary points were in convention  at the opera house yesterday for  the purpose of considering the political situation. Dr. Bowes was appointed chairman and George A.  Stewart Potts secretary. Tiiid Tm-  itUNK representative was informed  by the secretary that the conven-  'tion was open to none but duly accredited delegates, aud at the close  of the sitting he was furnished with  the following report of the proceedings:  The committee upon delegates reported the following as duly accredited :  Rossland.���Dr. Bowes, D. B.  Bogle, John Dean, Fred Ritchie, J.  S. Clutc, C. E. Race, Alexander  Dick, Hector McRae, A. S. Goodeve  and Ross Thompson.  Nelson.���W. A. Macdonald, J.  Dover, J. A. Kirkpatiick, A. Ferland. F. W. Peters, J. II. Bowes, D.  M. Curley, T. Allan, Fred Irvine,  P. Lamont, R. M. Macdonald, John  Elliot.  Slooan.���TV.  II.  Brandon, G1hris  McDonald, William Hunter, W.  R.  Will.  Ymir.���John F. Bnrnc.  Trail.���W. White.  Boundary      District.���II.     G.  distribution of the revenues derived  from the mining districts should be  made in furthering the construction of roads, trails and bridges  in undeveloped mining districts.  (4) That the efficiency of the mining bureau, wliich has already been  an effective advertisement of the  province, should be increased by  the compilation and publication of  monthly returns of mineral output,  and by the advertisement of the  province by means of lectures, press  advertising and ore exhibits under  the direction of an energetic agent  in London, (o) That in those and  all respects affecting the mining interests of the province our representatives should act together for  the better furthering and protection of tho mining industry than  heretofore.  Ib was moved by J. S. Clute,  junior, seconded by Hector McRae,  and carried: Resolved that this  convention expresses its confidence  in Charles Wilson, Q. C., as leader  of the Liberal-Conservative party  in the province of British Columbia  and pledges him ibs heartiest  support.  MAGERSFONTEIN   TRAGEDY  GOOD WHOLESALE BUSINESS  <s.  Sha��,n. T. Wilgress, Olive Pi ingle, George A. Stewart Pobts and  .James Kerr, Greenwood; W. II.  Cochrane, Phcunix; A. W. Ross,  Columbia, and li Askew, Grand  Forks.  Moycd by D. B. Bogle,   seconded  by Clive Pringle, and carried: Thab  the origin of the Liberal-Conservative party may be traced to a crisis  iu the history of the country which  necessitated  a  union   of the best  men of both parties for the unifica-  *   tion and progress of the Dominion  of Canada.    A serious  crisis  exists  in the^provjnec of British Columbia  nfr the present time.    The principles  of Liberal-Conservatism contain tlio  only remedy for  one man  government, sectionalism and  the Undue  influence of political adventurers.  Therefore be it  resohed:    That fiv  the   opinion "of   this  meeting the  forthcoming provincial elections be  conducted  upou   parly   lines,  the  Liberal-Conservative party relying  not solely upon party affiliation iu  federal politics but also  upou the  broad principles of Libeial-Consor-  vatism which will remedy the violent abuses of government in this  province.  It was moved by A. S. Goodeve.  seconded by II. C. Shan*,  anil carried :    Resolved, that'in  the  opinion of this meeting there should be  ii redistribution of seats throughout  the pipvince upon a fair and equitable   basis,   aud    an    immediate  remedy by  special  legislation   for  the glaring anomaly in the  representation   of   Rossland   riding   of  West Kootenay by giving a member to the Boundary district.  ���   -Jt-was moved -by Dr. Bowes,-seconded b3r Fred Trvine, aud carried:  thab this convention deprecates the  existing disputes between labor and  capital, aud suggests that it will be  the vocation of the  government to  carefully investigate'tho working  of law*, dealing with the industrial  conditions, and general regulations  between labor and capital  in the  province, keeping iirview the main  object of government, the prosperity of the country and the well bo-  ing of its eiti/.ens.  Ib was moved by A. Dick, seconded by \V. A. MaedonakI,and carried:  Resolved that this convention approves the establishment of employee's relief funds', under proper  safeguards, for the benefit of work-  jngmen employed in mines, to be  contributed to by the workmen, tlio  employer and the, government:  friuch relief funds to be administered  jointly by trustees appointed by  the workmen, the employer and the  government, and to provide medical  a'ul, and afford relief in cases of  accident, sickness or death.  It wa.s moved by C. E, Race,  seconded by Hector McRae aud  carried: Thab as mining is the  most important industry in the  province, our representative should  favor legislation fostering mining  and protecting it against undue  discrimination as compared with  other industries and particularly in  the1 following: (1.) Thab increased  ��e<��t upon the recording of claims  and obtaining of crown grants  should not be imposed. (2.) That  taxation upon mining should be  placed upon net income, not as at  present upon grows output aiul capital invested,    (ti.)   That a proper  Again Last Week.  Tho report from the Nelson  wholesalers for the week ending today is most satisfactory. In tho  grocery line trade has not, perhaps,  been as brisk as was the case last  week, but in other branches business has been excellent, so that  shipments show no diminution'in  number and quantity. Yesterday's  consignments were as follows :  W. F. Tcetzel & Co., assayers'  supplies. ��� Sandon, Slocan City,  lake points, and Athabasca.  Kootenay Cigar Com pans'-, cigars.  ���Kaslo, Cascade City, Salmo, Grand  Forks, Greenwood, Columbia, Phoenix, Eholt.and Midway.  John Cholditch <fc Co., wholesale  grocers.���Kaslo, Sandon, Grand  FqiJcs, and Slocan City.  Nelson Saw <fc Planing Mills  Limited, sash aud doors.���Lake  points.  California Wine Company, wines,  and cigars.���Revelstoke, Camp McKinney, Midway and Rock Creek.,  Brackman <fc ,Ker Milling Corn-  pans'-, Limited,- flour,and feed.���'  Trail, L'ardcau, Creston," Balfour,  SaltnOj Whitewater, and Kaslo.  Vancouver Hardware Company,  hardware and mining supplies.���  Erie, Creston, lake^points, Ymir,'  Salmo, Cascade, Arrowhead, Columbia and* Moyie.  II. J. Evans '& *Co,, commission  merchants.���Kuskouook, Hall Siding, Rossland aiid Erie.  Lawrence Hardware Company,  hardware aud mining supplies.���  Salmo, Ainsworth, Granbrook, Nakusp, Balfour,"Slocan City, Granite  Siding ancl Clubb's Landing.  II. Byeis & Co., hardware and  mining supplies,���Enterpri.se, Cranbrook, Kaslo, Sandon, Slocan City,  Trail, Windermere and Moyie.  ���A.���Macdonald -&-Co.,- wholesale"  grocers. -Trail, Rossland, Jordan's  .Landing, lake points, Moyie, Slocan  Junction, Cody, Erie and Kuskouook.  J. Y. Giiffin <fc Co., provisions aud  produce.- Slocan City^ Sandon and  Grand Forks.  Kootenay Supply Co., Limited,  wholesale grocers.- Cascade, Ymir,  Kitchener and Moyie.  Turner, Boeton ic Co., dry goods  and liquors.���Slocan City, lake  points, Ymir, Salmo and Greenwood.  Trouble Among Yellow Men.  New Orleans, La., March 10.���  The steamer Anselm brought passengers from Port Limon and Grey-  town today, who1 reported that  president Iglesias of Costa Rica, has  issued a proclamation suspending  the constitution of the republic and  declaring himself dictator until  after the threatened invasion on  the part of'Mora shall occur, or be  abandoned. The constitution has  now'been suspended for two weeks.  War is not seriously apprehended.  Costa Rica aud Nicaragua, the pas-  sengero say are quiet, but tho  troops in both countries are kept  thoroughly drilled.  Rioters Punished.  Bordkaun, March 1G.���As an  outcome of the recent riotous  demonstration against the British  consulate hero when the windows  of tlio consulate and the consul's  residence were shattered by stones,  tlio three ringleaders of the mob,  two students and a clerk, were  .sentenced today to short terms of  imprisonment and fines, and to pay  the costs of prosecution.  Methuen's Official Report.  London, March 10.���The Gazette  this evening publishes general lord  Methuen's report of the action at  Magersfontein, December 10th and  11th. Dated from Modder river,  February loth. After explaining  the difficulties of any attempt to  outflank 10,000 Boers, and arguing  that a blow dealt at the Boer centre at Magersfontein would be more  effective, he says his orders were  to relieve Kimberley and therefore  the day the last reinforcement arrived, he decided to attack Magersfontein kopje.  The general then proceeds to describe the artillery bombardment  of the positions, and how the Highland brigade was led to the point  of assault, after the late major-general Andrew G.. Wauehope had  beeu previously explained all he  was intended to do and the particular part each battalion was expected to play. Lord Methuen  then remarks:  "Two rifles accidentally went off  and the flashes from a lantern gave  the enemy timely notice of tho  march."  The report then proceeds to show  how general   Wauehope deployed  his men too late, and suddenly the  Boers poured in a heavy fire.    Colonel    Hughes-Hallett    immediately  ordered the Seaforths to charge and  other   commanders   followed suit.  At this moment some one gave the  word to retire, and a part of the  Black Watch rushed back  through  the ranks of the Seaforths. Colonel  Hughes-Hallett ordered the  latter  to lie down  and   not  retire,  and  after awhile the colonel again tried  to reach the trenches, four hundred  yards off, but the officers  and half  the men fell before the heavy fire  which   opened   immediately   after  the men moved.   Ten minutes later  the Seaforths tried another  rush,  with _ the   same    result.    Colonel  Hughes-Hallett    then   decided   to  await   orders.     After  .describing  sending the Gordons and Guards to  support the Highland- brigade, lord  Methuen continues:  "At one in the afternoon the Sea- j  forths were exposed to a' heavy  cross-fire. The older to retire was  given, and the greater part of the  casualties then occurred. That was  an unfortunate retirement for Hallett. He received instructions to  remain in his position until dusk,  and the enemy were then quitting  the trenches in tens and twenties.  Wauehope told me on the evening  of December 10th that he quite understood his orders, and he made no  further remarks. He died at the  head of his brigade, where his name  will always remain honored and respected. His high military reputation and attainments disarm all  criticism. Every soldier in my  division deplores his loss. lie was  a fine soldier and true comrade.  "The attack failed. The Highlanders were ready enough to rally,  but the paucity of officers andnon7  commissioned officers made it difficult I attach no blame to this  splendid brigade."  The report then proceeded to pay  a high tribute to the conduct of all  the troops under conditions as hard  as can be imagined, and mentions  especially a number of officers and  'men i'or distinguished acts of courage already recorded in the newspapers despatches.  can hold out for some time, if required to do so, but only with the  greatest economy. A soup kitchen  which was started today, supplied  by horses, dogs, etc., will provide  for nearly 7000 natives daily  These natives have large herds of  cattle, bub will uot sell any unless  in exchange for food. Under tho  circumstances it would be unwise  to commandeer tho cattle, hence  the outlook is an anxious one if the  siege shall be prolonged beyond the  date given."  The date given when Mafeking  would succumb was cut out of the  disijatch by a British censor.  RAILWAY   COMMUNICATION  ���**   Is Re-Established.  London, March 10.���Lord Roberts  has sent the following dispatch to  the war office:  "Bloemfontein, Friday, March  10.���General Clements crossed the  Orange river yesterday. Repairs  to the railway bridge at Norval's  Pont have commenced, and it will  shortly be ready for traffic. General Pole-Carew telegraphs his arrival at Springfontein, so that Bloemfontein iioav is practically in rail  communication with Cape Town.  My proclamation i.s already having  an excellent effect. Several hundred burghers haLve expressed their  intention to surrender tlieir arms  and return to their occupations.  "The resident commissioner of  Basutoland reports that S00 Boers  lately arrived from Bloemfontein  and that a further contingent from  Aliwal North wjis only waiting to  know the terms' of my proclamation to surrender. They had refused to attend A council at Kroon-  staadt to which president Steyn had  summoned them.  A SCANDAL SAID TO   BE  Ferreted Out by Martin.  Vancouver, March 10.���[Special  to The Tribune.]���The political situation on the Coast unmistakeably  indicates   that   both   parties   are  drifting into  party  lines.     At   a  meeting of the   executive   of the  Liberal Association held last  night  a   resolution   was   carried   unanimously calling a provincial convention   of   Liberals   in this city on  Thursday, April 5th.   A great sensation   was   caused   here   by   the  World  publishing   correspondence  between  premier Martin  and the  officials of the lands aud works department relating to letters patent  granted on November ISth last, issued  by the Semlin   government,  granting the New Vancouver  Coal  Company   the   coal   areas    under  Nanaimo harbor, suit for the  ownership of which  was  still  pending  between the    Dunsmuirs  and  the  coal company.      Attorney-general  Henderson issued orders  that  the  publication   of   the   document   be  withheld from the Gazette, so as to  keep the matter quiet.    It is  generally regarded the hugest political  scandal ever perpetrated   in  this  province.  POLITICAL   SITUATION   IN  thus: "This failure was mainly due  to reliance on inaccurate information regarding the ground to be  traversed to the position held by  tho Boers, to the employment of  too small a force and to the  men being tired by a long  night march before they came  in contact with the enemy.. When  it became evident, shortly after  midnight, that the guides were  leading the column in the wrong  direction, I consider Gatacre should  have halted and endeavored to find  a proper road, or should have fallen  back on Molteno, rather than have  risked the safety of the entire force  by following a route which brought  the troops iuto difficult ground commanded on both sides by Boers."  THAT COAST COAL SCANDAL  CERMANY'S ANSWER TO THE  NELSON LOCAL NEWS.  MAFEKINC'S CONDITION IS  An unusually large amount of  mail was delivered in Nelson last  night. The Crow's Nest boat and  the Rossland train arrived almost  together and'threw off M sacks of  mail matter for delivery.  Mips Murcutt, provincial lecturer  fov the# W. C. T. U. will deliver a  lecture in the opera house on Sunday evening ab 8:30 as a preliminary  to the organization of a blanch of  the order in this, city.  The first accident ou the Balfour  extension occurred yesterday wheu  a workman named Lavalle injured  himself in such a manner that Dr.  Ewing, the physician, in charge of  tiie work, was compelled to amputate the great toe of the right foot.  The injured man was removed to  the Grickinay hospital, where the  operation 'was performed.  Two years ago the Iiotel Hume  was opened to the public. Mine  host Hume is receiving the felicitations of friends on tl��e anniversary  of the auspicious event.  Chief Jarvis has a pocket-book  containing a quantity of stamps.  .Tho-outfifc will be returned to anyone who proves ownership.  Growing Worse.  New York, ..March 10.���The  AVorld prints today a 'dispatch  from Lady Sarah Wilson, in Mafeking, dated March 4 th. Lady  Sarah says:  "The siege drags its weary course.  The shelling has beeu rather less  severe in the last few days, but  bullets are much more plentiful in  the streets, making walking a work  of danger.  "The town is gradually assuming  the appearance of a gigantic rabbit  warren. Wa have over four miles  of trenches for the protection of  pedestrians^from bullets and bomb  proof wells to resort to, when the  shelling is heavy,  "The latest triumph is a five-  inch gun, made by local workmen.  Both shells and powder are made  locally. Respecting the former,  some takeu from Jameson's column  at Doornkoop by the Boers were fired into town. They were collected,  melted down, recast and used again,  paying & visit to the Transvaal.  "As regards food stuffs,, the town  lhe Concert This Evening.  The concert in the opera house  this evening, in aid of the building  fund of the Catholic church, should  receive liberal patronage, A vorj'  attractive program has been arranged, which includes two numbers  from Millward'o orchestra ; a male  quartette by Messrs Thompson,  Caldwell, Prosser and Hardie; song  ���Mavourneen, George Kydd; recitation���Tho Ma jam, Miss Curd;'  Musical���violin and piano, Mr. and  Mrs. Archbold; address, J. W.  Cusack ; song���Rory Darling, Miss  Carey"; recitation -Jim's Defence;  T. J. Scanlou ; tong���Asthore, R. M.  Macdonald; comic quarettc���O. P.  R. A., Misses Carey aud Messrs  I'rosser and Scanlou; and God  Save the Queen, The accompaniments' will be played by Miss  McCannon.  An Immense Dividend.  Nkw York, March 10. ��� The  Standard Oil Company tod.iy disbursed a $20,000,000 cash dividend  on tho $100,000,000 common stock.  This probably is the largest cash  dividend Or disbursement ever mafic  at one time on tho stock of a single  corporation. Standard Oil stock  was quoted today on the curb at  538 bid.   Ihe Boer Prisoners.  London, March 17.���-The Cape  Town correspondent of the Daily  Telegraph says*: "The Boer prisoners, I learn, will be detained indefinitely aboard of the transports,  and tho Free Staters will peihaps  be spared tho trip to St. Helena."  South Africa.  London, March 17.���1:30 a. m.���  With the railway communication  to the Cape intact, lord Roberts will  in a very few days be in a position  to begin the advance to Pretoria.  His deep, political intuition combined with his bold strategy is having the result desired in the southern sections of the Orange Free  State, which are rapidly calming down. Mafeking is now tho  only point for anxiety and it is,  known that the arrival of the force  that has left Kimberley for its relief may be announced before many  days. The efficiency of >the relieving men is heightened by the fact  that ib is partly composed of  regulars.  In the lobbies of parliament last  evening it was rumored lord Roberts is about to issue a proclamation announcing that the former  system of government in the  Orange Free Sbato is ''abolished and  promising Free Staters who surrender due consideration.  It is under-stood that all the continental powers, with one exception,  uncompromisingly refused to intervene. The exception was Rusahi,  whoso reply was couched in less firm  language, although, like others, she  declined to interfere, Ib is, s.iid  that tho pope was also appealed to,  bnt that he declined todoanything  beyond writing a letter to the  queen, appealing to her to stop the  furthei effusion of bloodshed. Dr.  Leydsl-eff'ovts���with -king-Leopold  were quite futile.  The possibility of the destruction  of Johannesburg is still discussed  here, but, it is believed that the  French and'..German shareholders  would offer a strong protest.  The latest advices respecting the  surrender of Bloemfontein show  that tho approach of the British  caused a stampede. Thirteen  trains, each comprising forty cars,  and all crammed with Boers, hurried northward ju.-vt before the lino  was cut," M)\ Steyn would have  been compelled to surrender, but he  pretended that he was going to  vi.sifc one of the outposts, and at  midnight took a carriage which was  waiting for him outside the town,  and thus escaped. The Boers got  the bulk of their wagons and military stoics an ay.  Boer Bequest.  Pretoria, March 14.���Via Lorenzo Marquez,  March  10.���The   German consul has handed the following dispatch to  president Kruger:  "The government of Germany aud  the emperor will be gladly ready  to     assist     in     friendly     mediation as   soon as the   fundamental  conditions   to  such  are apparent,  and as soon  as it is demonstrated  that both opponents desire niedi-  atiou.       Whether   the   desire   already   exists   on  the British side  can    be    found    by   the    republics  on  a  direct enquiry  at London or   through   the   good   offices  of a third government wliich has no  important  interests of its own to  consider in   such  au   affair.    The  latter qualification is possessed  by  a number of nations in and outside  of Europe,  but  not by  Germany.  Any such step on the  part of the  German government  would  awake  suspicions  of   having   other   than  humanitarian views.  The increased  mistrust thereby engendered would  not promote a peaceable settlement.  "The request of the republics to  transmit1'their appeal for mediation to the Austro-Hungarian and  Swiss governments, whose interests  are watched by the German consulate, has been immediately fulfilled."  A Big Cargo.  Victoria, March 10.���The British  ship Achuashie arrived from England this morning with a cargo of  "nearly four thousand tons of general merchandise, including 3000  -tons of tin plate for the canneries.  There are about 000 tons of rails for  tho tramway company, to be landed  at Vancouver, and about one hundred tons of naval stores for JEsqui-  malt. After discharging here the  Achuashie will go to Vancouver  and thence toTacoma, there to unload bricks and whiskey.  Labor Too Dear.  New York, March 10.���Tho  American Tobacco Company discharged its entire list of over 500  employees, men and women, today  from the cigar factory in this city,  and it wilPmove its~pIant~toifcs fae^  torics in Richmond, Virginia, Baltimore, Cincinnati and Lancaster,  Pennsylvania. Manager Gordon of  the factory said that,, the shutting  down was on account of the expenses. "Labor is too expensive  here," said he, "and we can get ib  cheaper in other places."  Political Rumors.  Victoria, March 10.���[Special  to  The      Tribune.] ��� Simultaneously  with the sensational announcement  of a secret agreement by the Semlin government to convey to the  New   Vancouver    Coal    Company  10,000  acres  of coal   lands   under  Nanaimo   harbor,  application  was  made in the supreme court chambers today to discontinue the intervention of the provincial government in the suit between the Dunsmuirs and the New Arancouver Coal  Company for possession of this coal.  Attorney-general Martin's policy is  not to mix up with this  private  litigation, but to have the ]Droprie-  tary rights established by the  Dominion and the province,  submitting the case for the decision of the  judicial  committee   of   the  privy  council.   The government succeeding in the suit could then decide  what to do with  the coal,  which  represents in A'alue many  millions  of dollars.  The Semlin deal will have few defenders. The Times, for instance,  while holding that the transaction  was proper as merely concerning ���  the title long supposed to bo held  by the New Vancouver Company,  adds:  "There is one thing iu the proceedings which deserves condemnation, and that is the failure to  gazette the instrument iu the usual  way. It is a matter that could not  be kept secret, and we fail to see  any reason why an effort should  have been made to suppress the  faebs."  Neither Martin nor Lewis Hall  will speak on the subject of Hall's --  entry iuto the cabinet, but there is  evidence that the report arose from  a long interview between the  gentlemen on quite another line, in  fact that Martin simply occupied a  seat in Hall's dental cabinet.  The Vancouver Liberals' executive have decider! to call the provincial convention for April 5th.  Kaslo Smelter Talk.  Kaslo, March 10 ��� Ka��lo is still  talking smelter. Today everyone  was saying on the sticet: "Kaslo is  to get the smelter, sure." The  Triiiune representative therefore  interviewed S. S. Connauton, who  represents the Liverpool parties in-  fere.-ted. Mr. Connauton said he  could not confirm the street rumor.  He continued: "Now that the labor  troubles seem to have been sntisfac-  totily arranged, I think there is a  very .strong-chance of the smelter  coming to Kaslo, but at present I  am unprepared to make any defl  nite statement,"  Wherein Gataore Failed.  London, March 10.���7:12 p.m.���  Loid Roberts, in transmitting  general Gataero's report of Lhe  ���Storm burg defeat, gives his views  Boers Throw up tiie Sponge.  London, March 17.���The Daily  Mail I win. the following dispatch  from Lorenzo Marquez, dated Friday, .March 10th: '���fCutrenching is  proceeding-on the Vaal river at  'Vaneyiiig. Late arrivals from Pretoria say that the Boers themselves  now admit that their Cause is hopeless. General Lucas Meyer refuses  to fight again and has returned to  to his farm. General Schalkburger  has also returned and the Jburghcrs  are going home by hundreds."  Ehodcs Complains.  London, March 17.���The Daily  Mail publishes an interview this  morning with Cecil Rhodes, secured  by Julian Ralph, in the course of  which, complaining of the home  authorities, Mr. Rhodes declared  that there had only been 30,(100  Boers in the field altogether, and  thab the foreign mercenaries were  only about 1500. The number of  the Boers, he said, had been exaggerated in order to explain the  British reverses.  Loyal Dublin.  Di'iiLiN, March 10.���At a meeting  in the Mansion House today, tiie  lord mayor presiding, a committee  was appointed to fitting!}' receive  the queen, and XI100 was subscribed for the decorations.  Strathcona's Horse Sail.  Halifax, Nova Scotia, March 10.  ���The Monterey is anchored in the  stream and sails at four o'clock tomorrow morning.  Halifax, March 10.���5,10 p. m.���  The Monterey just left the dock.  The Strathcona Horse was accorded an enthusiastic sendoff by  the citizens of Halifax prior to leaving .on the Monterey this afternoon.  The troops were inspected by lord  Seymour, commander of the British  forces in Canada, Hon. Dr. Borden  and lieutenant-governor Daly.  Cost of Arbitration.'  London, March 17.���In the house  of commons today, the parliamentary secretary of the foreign office,  WilIianrSb.~Iohn Broderick, answering a question, said the British  expenses in the cava of the Venezuelan arbitration from ISOo todate  had been ��05,025. He added, that  there was no suggestion that the  British Guiana should defray any  part of the expense.  The Bubonic Plague,  Svdnkv, yew South Wales.���  Another death from the bubonic  plague has occurred here and two  fresh cases have developed,  BrKNos Avrks, March 10.-Tho  outbreak of bubonic plague here  has been semi-officially recognized  as of a mild 'type, there having  been 2-i deaths withhrtwo> mouths.  Pro-Boer Scoundrels.  Bkrlin, March 10.- The Boilin  papers today discussed the proceedings in the British parliament with  reference to tho profanation of the  English church in Dresden by Boer  sympathizers, expressing tlieir regrets and attributing the act to  street rowdies but denying Great  Britain's right to complain.  Will Extend the Time.  Washington, March 10.���Arrangements are being made for the  extension of the time allowed for  the ratification of the Jamaican reciprocity treaty, and the other reciprocity conventions applying c<>  the British West Indian islands.  The Maine Leaves Africa,  Di'hhan, March I.").���The American Ladies' hospital ship Maine-will  leave Saturday. She will remain  in the Mediterranean a short period  for the benefit of the patients ou  board. 2  THE TRIBUNE:  KELSON B. 0  SATURDAY,  MARCH 17 1900  I  ���j  \_.  K  tf  i'1  yi-  m  Wl  m*xi  If.'s  IS S'  l*ri.  'H  [5>~l  I; 4  R  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  ting  entire satisraction.  get-  artio  & Co.  Don't Smoke a Cheap Pipe  UMMt&RZffiA  Sil&M  a  See   THURMAN, Tobacconist.  Tiik    report   of   the   Conservative  convention's   proceedings,   as  furnished by the secretary, appears  in another   column.   The   convention was open to none but accredited delegates,  a precaution  which  appears to have been justified by  the report issued.    It will not require a very shrewd' observer to  .notice   that the   Conservatives of  Kootenay  are  sailing under false  colors.    No better evidence of this  ia required   than   the   resolutions  which   wer'e    adopted.   Although  the Conservative party of' the% province is committed to the eight-hour  law by their Westminster platform,  the Conservatives who met in Nel-  son refused to affirm this plank in  the partyXplatforni.   This was the  Jnost weighty question that came  before   tho   coda cntion, ��� but after  several hours' discussion ttte matter  was disposed of by the passage of  an absolutely color-less  resolution,  which does not commit the party  ,. to the eight hour legislation in the  remotest degree.     The  resolution  does not even mention the eight-  hour law.   It is worded so that it  cannot   give   the least  offence to  the mine owners, and its object is so  apparent that if auy supporters of  the eight-hour law are fooled by it  they deserve to bo.    ft is necessary  to read the resolution itself to understand how completely the Con ���  -��� ,servatives~~oi'_Kootohay���are-upon  the   fence   on the eight-hour law  question.     It is almost incredible  that a convention of professed politicians should  issue such a weak  and   meaningless   combination   of  words as that  which  is  presumed  to ileal with the eight-hour   law.  The same thing is true with respect  to     the    convention's    resolution  dealing with the   introduction of  party lines.   Although the convention was called for the express pur-  poae of pronouncing in favor of tho  introduction of party lines, its members had not the courage to so declare.    Instead,"   they   adopted    a  resolution wliich commits the convention to the recognition of party  lines, irrespective of  party  affiliation  in federal   polities.    There is  not   a  'clean-cut,    straightforward  resolution in the entire list adopted  by the convention.    The  delegates  to it have not taken a definite stand  upon any issue which is before the  people of the province.    They have  shown themselves to  be a set of  trimmers, who arc afraid to  take  any stand upon auy question, and  are therefore not  entitled to the  confidence or support of the self-  iespecting electors of Kootenay.  party   of  Kootenay to  the  mine  managers'  union it was furnished  by the convention's  resolution last  evening, which purposed   to   deal  with the eight-hour legislation.    It  will pass the understanding of man  how any candidate nominated by  the Conservative party in Kootenay can conscientiously solicit the  support of those who favor the retention of the eight-hour legislation  after the party iu convention  declined to place on record a single  line which could�� be construed as  favorable to such legislation, or as  calculated to alienate the  support  of any of  the mine owners who  have set   themselves the task   of  securing the repeal of such legislation.    The Conservatives of Kootenay have elected to do the bidding  of   the   mine owners, rather than  make a stand in <the interest of the  working miners.   That they will be  held strictly to account goes  without saying. __  Hon. Smith Curtis, who succeeded J.  Fred Hume as  minister of  mines, is now > in  Rossland.     His  avowed mission is to see if he can  promote a betteiMinderstanding between the mining  companies and  the    working   miners.     The   new  minister says that he is "on a hunt  for facts and figures.    He will require of the mine owners that they  demonstrate just how   the opera-  tiou of the eight-hour law has damaged their-business��� The new minister   evidently   realizes   that   his  intervention may be  regarded as  more or   less  unwelcome,   but he  throws out the hint  that if   the  mine owners do not lend assistance  to lemedy the grievance complained  of, they can in the alternative contrive to put up with the legislation  of which thoy complain so much.  they know that they cannot be  trusted. Such men are all things  to all men. The people of Kootenay want men to represent them in  the provincial legislature; men  manly enough to stand up for the  principles that they believe to be  right.          Dr. Boaves of Kossland, made a  short speech yesterday afternoon in  the convention that carried conviction. It was on the eight-hour law.  There was no doubt as to what he  meant. He did not try to straddle  tho question. He said that the  eight-hour law was legislation in  the right direction and that it must  remain a law in its entirety. Evidently Dr. Bowes believes that a  principle is Avorth fighting for.  The B. A. C. Dividend.  The first annual general meeting  of the British America Corporation,  Limited,  was  held  at Winchester  House,  Old-Broad street,  London,  E. C, on Thursday, March 8th, the  chairman  of the  corporation,  the  most   honorable   the   marquis   of  Dufferin and Ava, K.C., G.C.B., G.C.  M.G.,   etc.,   presiding.    The   chairman,  in his  address among  other  things,  said:     "In  regard  to . the  balance sheet, it is so clear that I  do not see that the separate items  require    much   comment    at   my  hands.   I "have, however, the satisfaction of drawing your attention  to the fact that the entire sum of  ��250,000 paid for options, concessions,  etc., at the inception of the  corporation, together with the sum  of ��10,451 8s  2d, constituting the  preliminary  expenses of establishing the company, havo been written  off in full, instead of being spread  over a tei m of years.    But for this  the  profits  .would  have   assumed  larger  proportions.    As  it is,  the  balance to the credit of the profit  and loss account is ��225,994 4s Id,  which  I hope you will consider a  not  unsatisfactory announcement.  Out of the available profits to be  dealt AA'ith at the present time, your  directors  recommend  that a  dividend of 10 per cent, free of income  tax,  be declared,  payable on  the  27th  proximo,  to  shareholders on  the register this day.   This dividend  will absorb a sum of ��150,000, leaving   a balance   of  ��75,994  is  Id,  which avc propose to carry forward  ���to the next account.  f^^______\^ ��� f��__z- *'^^^ * 0^^ *' *^^ " 0r     ��� 0^ * J__W^ "' 0^^ ��� ___^ *f^^ ��� ff^T m0^^ *.P^ ��� ^K0.m'A  r^^'' ^^Sf^^S^ ^'^ ^^S^ ^^^ >EJi'8*.i'2J.'3*v{  'fi*'00'00-  0%%'  MP  iff  iff  SEND  FOR  SAMPLES  w  %a33333 ssasaa #'  Hi  Ladies  Mac intoshes  Latest Styles  S��3:*S3:*a:**3339**  iff  iff  iff  iff  iff  iff  iff  iff  Xlf  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  Shirt Waists and Wrappers  JUSTIN  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.  iff  ili  iff  iff  iff  iff  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.  Vi/  it)  Hi  xli  \ii  \li  iti  Beady-made Skirts  u>  ���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  World Wide Paragraphs.  The fund subscribed by the people  of the United States to Mrs.  Lawton, widow of the late major-  general Lawton, which amounted  to $98,132.07, AA-as handed over to  her a few days ago by general  Corbin.  ' Captain Hugo do Bathe,- Mrs.  Langtry's husband, is dangerously  111 at Cape Town. lie is a member  of the staff of general Kitchener,  by special assignment of lord Roberts, and displayed courage and  soldierly qualities in the battle of  Colenso and in other engagements  in which he had participated. He  accompanied the staff ou its entry  into Kimberlej"-, and it AA'as there  he AA'as taken ill.   War Loan Closed.  JStbav YORK, March 10,���J. Tier-  pout Morgan today announced the  closing of the British Avar loan.  The amount of applications receiv-  ed here Avas about $50,000,000.  "HUDSON'S BAY"  COMPANY.  Hi  Hi  iti  'fcssesesse&sfe&ee*  ^!^'* J^'* Jft'-jBfr'* jBE'jS'* 1^* -^ ' IS1' ^S>^^S'^^.l^&-!^&!^&lJS.!^S 0* - 0* '0*- 0* -00* ��� 0* -^ ��� 0* -0* ��� 0* -fi* - 0* -0* ��� 0* "0*" ��� 0* -rJ.ft^-  i^mddXMi  ST.   PATRICK'S   CONCERT.  Vernon  Street, -Nelson.  Brown & Co.  Patriotic  Concert  in the  Opera House  SATURDAY EVENING  March  17th.  26!! BAKER STREET  REMOVAL SALE  AVe have moved into tbe Hall block, and.will  be pleased lo meet nil our cusloinei s and friends.  Wc cmdially invite jou to give us>a tall. You  will find our goods marked alquiekbcllmg pi ices.  This btock includes Head j-to wear Clothing,  Fuinibhingh, If.ils and Caps, Hoots and Shoes.  -%9 Baker SUect,-  H.ill block  BROWN & 00.  Ik thei e had been anything lacking to demonstrate the complet��  subserviency of   the Conservative,  . A MOVHMUNT has been started by  the labor organizations all over the  Dominion with a view to securing  moie stringent provisions iu the  Alien Labor Act, and the enforcement of the same from one end of  Canada to the other. The mining  districts of British Columbia have a  keen interest in this matter, since  by the frequent Jopcn violations of  the present act they were threatened with a Hooding of a non-desirable  foreign pauper element. This time  the labor party will demand a  statijtc which is strong enough to  operate every day in the Aveek and  not one for political sIioav purposes.  Although Or. Bowes of Rossland made a speech that convinced  many of those present as to the  wisdom of the eight-hour laAV,  Avhat does the resolution on that  question mean, that was passed by  the convention ? It is meaningless.  The people are tired of men avIio  make meaningless phrases, because  INCORPORATED *S70.  ievilie  E. J. Robie  FASHIONABLE  TAILOB  Workmanship and  quality of goods %  best obtainable  Opposite Silver King Hotel, BakerStreet, Nel-on  OUt"pRIOES IS THE  ORDER OF THK DAY  Best Local Talent  iri Vocal and Instrumental  Numbers  General Admission 50c  The Latest Wall Papers  BORDERS AND MOULDINGS  And I want to bo in it. I have just received  Kail samples of Suitings and Overcoatings,, representing a $50,000 btock lochoosofiom mado to  j our order at prices never before heard of In Nelson. AH tho latest fads in Fuuoy Vesting for  Kill and winter.  Ladies' tailoi ing in all its branches a specialty.  Lowest piicetj.   Rooms 1 and 11, Hillyer block.  AVe arc now opening up the largos! btock of  wall papeis, boiduih.iml iiioiUrtinjrftcrerreceived  in NoKon. \\ o pmeh.i'-oci direct /rom tho Mon-  LiCeil irnpoiloih, and have therefore tlio latest de-  Mffn-faiid closed piiccs. Special quoUlioub lo tho  (1 <ulu. _________  F. J. Bradley & Go.  I'AiN'ii.'jj'j avo wiroitAious  Corner VicloiiiUiitrt Josephine Streets, Nelson,  W. Starmer Sirtith & Go.  PAPER HANGER, GLAZIER,  PAINTER, ETC.  CHIMNEY SWEEPING  Ofllco Ward SUeot Opposite Opera Honse  The Nelson  Saw and Planing  Mills, Limited.  Are prepared to furnish by rail, barge or teams  Dimension Lumber, Rough and Dressed!  Lumber, Local and Coast Ceiling, Local and  Coast Flooring,, Double Dressed Coast Cedar,  Rustic, Shiplap, Stepping, Door Jambs, Pine  and Cedar Casings, Window Stiles, Turned  Work, Band-sawing, Brackets, Newel Posts,  Turned- Veranda Poi?ts,-Store Fronts, Doors,)  Windows and Glass.  Get prices before purchasing elsewhere  The Nelson  aw an  Mill  Planing  Office and Mills corner Hall nnd Front S( root % Nelson!  Hudson's Bay Stores  TELEPHONE 13  STEVENS, The Tailor  If. Blythe, Phrenologist  ll.is rooms q%cl jost.uiiaiisarid b Uccry, ul corner of Hiill and Vemon t��ticot. NuKon. Hours  fiom Ito'Jp Ml.  NOTICE.  'Hit Hi i(k'a.\ ois .ind ftT.ison-.' Union, No 2, of  Nelson, icspei ifullj wish lo notifj c��nti.i(.loi9.  .uid.ill whuni it m.i} concern that fiom .Aptil  1st, 1��W0, \Uo\ h ivc concluded to .ulopt the er^iit-  liom tl.tj, ,il iii' ccnN per lioiu, hcing arethu tion  Horn the olil l.iic of bbi ocnt-3 pcrhoui Then object ii tonne conli.iotots suflicicnt time hofoie  M tiding in llioir lender* for lAork, bclie\ jijj it  will bonufU .ill concerned.  J. W. KTCHKH, I^-cMdenL.  JOSKl'H CLAIIK. Secretary.  Nelson, March litiii,ISDO.  Headquarters  for all kinds of  Fresh and Cured  Meats.  A fe.vturc will bo mitdo of tho poultry nnd  g.ime tiade. They will alw.xjb be -on hand dining their bcttsoii.  J. L. PORTER, Prop.  1G9 Josephine St., bctw cea Baker and Vemon.  Telephone 15').  Piano Tuning  L S. OTIS, Resident Piano Tuner  POR   SALE.  I.aige tttoand si Imlf story frame hon?fi, COR-  faming double drawing room, 4 buliooms nnd  dressing loom -uilh clothes clobets, dining loom,  Uigc kitchen, hot und cold wutei, b.uli room  Willi bath complete, toilet; lighted ^ ith clectriei-  tj i 'within live minutes walk of t he business portion of the uty; bountiful hitnaiion ovcilooking  t he lake. Tv, o lots, o.ieh 23\ 120 i eel, fenced. and  with lawn in fronl. A \cry desirable lesidence,  newly furnished and caipeted throughout with  best furniture and carpets. Fmmtuic and  kitchen utensils will bo sold either with tho  house oi sepaiately.  For lei rns and pai (icul.ii % apply to W. A. GalM-  lioi.ut tlio ollice ot Galliher ��s Wilson, o^rM*;-  Ailhui'b furmtuic btoio, llaker btioet, Nolsoau,  B. C.  SAWMILL   TOS   SALE  The sawmill nnd plant lately ou ncd bj .Ta^pfh  T. Koberti, at llykerl's Landing, and oonsiitiistc  of a 30-hoise power boiler, engine, Giillitiii &  Wedge top-ii�� sawmill, edger, planer, boltuHj!  etc., etc,  Apply to   .,_-              ll��7w  etc., "etc , "wilf be sold wlioio tlioy now btaiuJT  '     "yto  TAYLOTt & HANNlNGTO.V. Solicitoiq.  Ijcavo order*! at  IDovcrls, Paiiitoc'a,  1 Thomson's Stationw Co.  mm, b. &  Notice of Application for License.  I hoi eliy gn e notice that I intend to apply iff i  iho Boaid of Licensing Oommissioaoi-, of  tine  City of Nelson at its next meeting for an laotai!  license for the premises siluuto upon lot 21, block. _>  G8 (northeast ooraeroC Vcroooi and Kail f,trsot��l),l  in the city ot Nelson. R. K. LEMON..    J  Vcision street, cast of McBnde's sfuble  MISS HULE, Manager  All kinds of laundiy work at exceptionally  low prices.  Unstarched pieces, 2t cents to 35 cent* a doyen  GENUINE  J. T. FIFE  O. Sox 560  & CO.  NELSON  NOTICE,  Notice is heieby gn en thai T intend lo npplj at  Ihemcxt mooting oi tin; Boai'l of Licciim) com-  missioneii tot tlieCitj ot Nolson, held alter Ihc  p\pnation uf iliiitj dais from the date IiPieof,<  fora tiansfei-ot the siloon license now held bv;'  me, elated thu loth daj ol January, ISXjO, foi lift  Glue Pot iNiloon, situate on the uoil half ol lot I  block 2, Nelson, 11. C, to John LindMad ol Nel  son.B. 0.  Dated this 3��d day of March, IS00.  Witness; H.H.W.Aii��. W.A.WA1UJ..j  % THE TBIBUNE:   KELSOK B. C, SATURDAY, MARCH  17, 1900  BANK OF MONTfiBAL  CAPITAL, all paid up..$12,000,000  REST '.     6,000,000  Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal ...Prcsiden  lion. George A. Druminond Vice-Rrcsiden  E. S. Clouston General Manage  NELSON BRANCH  Northwest Corner Baker and  Stanley Streets  THE BANK OF  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  NELSON  Branches in Lo.vno.v (England) Nkw Yomc,  Chicago, and all the principal cities in Camilla.  Buy and sell Sterling Exchange and Cable  Transfers.  lirant Commercial and Travelers' Credits,  available in any part of tho world.  Drafts Issued, Collections Made, Etc.  Saving's Bank Braneh  CUIlllK.VT IIAT13 OH* INTUUKST 1��AID.  SCARE   NOT   JUSTIFIED.  Montreal Star.  The accompanying letter, written  to a well-known raihvay man here  in  Montreal,  by an  equally well-  known gentleman residing in Greenwood, IJ. (J., gives a very clear and  preei.se idea of tlio situation theie  as  it   stands  today.     Those   who  have  been  inclined  to think  that  the closing down of AVar Eagle and  Centre .Star mines, combined with  ' the  labor  troubles,  was  going  to  have any permanent  effect   upon  liritish Columbia as a mining country, would do well to read tho following :    "A local knowledge of the  situation here must impress anyone  that  tho  feeling   in   the   East   is  greatly  exagerated.      The  closing  down of the War Eagle has been a  most unfortunate affair, but viewed  at its Avorst tho circumstances connected with it should not form a  criterion by which to judge of the  whole of tho mining resources  of  the interior  of British   Columbia,  any mote than  the existence of a  summer  is  to be assumed by  tiie  presence of one swallow.    It it were  not for tho war, and   the general  slump  in stocks as a  consequence,  the closing down of the War Eagle  would have been merely a circumstance, and would only have affected our mining stocks by a point or  two.       Under    ordinary    circumstances it could not have affected  our credit in the least.    .    .    . The  "War Eagle and the Centre Star aio  as good today as ever they were,  and  the  people   here  have  every  confidence    iu   the    properties   as  miuos.    The fault, if any, has lain  with their manipulation, and right  hcie let .mo impress upon you the  fact that four-fifths of the responsibility for the present condition of  things, rests with the stock broker?  and  promoters  in  tho   East,   wjio  have persistently boomed our mines  irrespective   of   individual   merit.  and wheu  sign?  of reaction  come  they arc the "first to weaken  and  break   tho   market  by  unloading.  The trouble is uot in Biitish Columbia.    Mines  are going on  steadily  developing, aud the piospccts were  , never so bright as ab the present  time.    The mine owners are, a.-> a  juje, conservative aud honest, but  In many instances, they are roped  into   on  implied    confirmation  of  statement:* by eastern speculators,  nnd   their    silence,   though   often  painful, could not well be broken.  , "As far as the Boundary is "concerned, the interest is generally iu  n, healthy condition. Of the Ross-  laud camp, leaving out the Jabor  troubles, wliich are contributing to  a closedown of some of the mines  there, tho same can be truthfully  said��� -lii-the Slocan thu outlook is  most hopeful, now that the labor  question is settled. There is nothing in this country to justify  anything but tho most hopeful  feeling. I will go further and *ay  theie never was n time in our  history when investments in this  ponntry were safer and promised  biffcor returns. JN'o.v is the time to  buy when stocks are low, aud properties may be obtained on oa*y  terms. J say this honestly, knowing the situation. The great  trouble with the Eastern investor  is that he will never loosen up until  there is a boom find an excitement  on, and he is more apt than not to  buy at a top price find sell at any  price wheu lie gets frightened.  "Mark my word?, as soon as the  war is over and confidence is restored, there will bo a bigger movement in mines and mining investments than there ever was before  Jn tills country, and your friends  will be buying properties at many  limes the price at which they are  now offered. The time io make  money iu this country is now. Ten  thousand dollars will make more  profit nowHud go farther than fifty  thousand a year from this date."  TEE   SMITH   MILLIONS.  George Smith, whose death dues  to the British government amounted to #1,500,000, made his fortune  of about $(50,000,000 in Milwaukee  and Chicago. Mr. Smith was a  xiativc of Elgin. Scotland, and a  relative of J. C. ivcith, of Vancouver,  whose wife was- made a legatee to  the extent of $4000 per anmim to  herself aud her lieirs iu perpetuity.  Is now prepared to issue Drafts and  Letters of Credit on Skaguay, U. S.(  Atlin, B. C, and Dawson City, N. W. T.  The case canio up in the house of  commons.    It has since been ascertained   that Mr.  Smith's personal  expenditures amounted  to $3.75 a  day.   He was unmarried, lived in a  quiot,  unostentatious   manner, for  some years back, in the city of London.    Notwithstanding his business  sagacity,  Mr.  Smith  did uot take  tho  precaution  so  to  arrauge his  affairs that his estate would escape  the  exchequer  tax  levied  by  the  government of Croat Britain upon  it.    Sir Michael Hicks-Beach took a  somewhat sardonic pleasure in informing the house of commons, during  his   budget speech,  that   one  person, meaning Smith, had, unwittingly, contributed to the exchequer  more than the cost of an ironclad.  The death) duties  on   Mr. Smith's  estate amounted to the round sum  of $1,500,000.    There is still enough  left for the heirs to prevent a gush  of sympathy on their account, nor  will  the  first reflections  that  aro  caused    by   the    chancellor's   announcement have much to do with  them.    The thought arises at once,  how great were this man's opportunities ancl what a pitiable use ho  made of    them.    He   might   have  brought relief to hundreds of suffering   households,    he   might    have  established great libraries, museums  and  art  galleries,  he might   thus  have become one of the best honored aud best beloved among philanthropists.    Instead he kept adding  to his millions, and even in death  he showed no adequate conception  of the  vast  possibilities for  good  that there were iu his riches. Some  institutions   were  remembered   in  hi.s will, it is true, but it would be  to ignore the papable truth to say  that he made any sacrifices on their  account or for the sake of his heirs.  While ho was spending only fifteen  shillings  a  day#upon  himself   his  chief comfort must have been found  in  increasing his hoard.    He~kept  piling    dollars   upon   dollars   and  pounds upon pounds as if that were  the whole aim oC life, as if money  were  ent end  in  itself and not  a  mean? by which the reahobjects of  a rational ambition might be secured.    lOvcn those to whom his estate  descends    can ' hat dly-  regard   his  memory with grateful sentiment.  He left them his property because  ho could not take it with him.  Boss, leri Taylor  BAKER STREET, NELSON  (George P. Motion's old stand)  Flour, Feed, tain, Bay  AND PRODUCE  Gar Lots a Specialty  Correspondence Solicited  Phono 28  wholesale  Houses  NELSON  B.C.  GROCERIES.  MACDONALD & CO.���Cornor Vornon and  Josephino streets, wholesalo grocors and  jobbers in blankets, gloves, mitts, boots, rubbers,  mackinaws and miners' sundries.  A.  KOOTENAY  SUPPLY   COMPANY,   LIMITED���Vernon   street,  Nelson,   wholesalo  grocers.  rOHN CH0LDITCH & CO.-  "    son, \\holo��(ilo grocers.  -Front Btreet, Nel-  A FULL LINE OF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  local and coast.  Flooring-  local and coast.  Newel Posts  Stair Eail  Mouldings  Shingles  Rough o-nd  Dressed Lumber  of all kinds.  IF WHAT YOU WANT IS NOT IN STOCK  WE WILL MAKK IT KOll YOU  CALL AND GET PRICES.  PROVISIONS, PRODUCE AND FRUITS.  PARSONS  PRODUCE   COMPANY���Vernon  stroot, Nelson, wholesalo dealers in provisions, produce, nnd fruits.   Agents for Swift &  Co. bacon and hams.  Ward Bros.  REAL ESTATE AND  INSURANCE AGENTS  Agents for J. & J. TAYLOR SAFES  Bogustown)   Fairview   Addition.  i^SHERWOOD  ��� REAL-ESTATE  INSURANCE AND  GENERAL AGENT  First door west  of Bank of Bi itish  Columbia building;,  Baker Street  Charles D. J. Christie  GENERAL BROKER  v  I dooi-h won? of Doinlniuii Kt.piok-?office.  0. Box &2J.   Phones: Ofllce 147. HouaO 1S2  FOR SALE  4-i oom liOiixO and HloU ��1300  ! lot on CaitioinitCL'iliocl . - v.........    100  .MotsObsm witon -street..,...,.��������� .     . .      fWU  2 lot* arid l-j'ooiu lioiio.o      ..... .  1KX)  MtOOM HOUSE TOR RENT  Loans and niMiionco tiiomptlj attended to.  jTe. annablb  GENERAL  BROKER  Tinec dwelling house; for i.ilo on easy term''.  One  lot   on   Stanley   street,  opposite Royal  hotel, foi 'sale at a bargain.  One  seven-roomed house and ono tluec-rooni  house for lent. __ ��_., . ���,. ,���  See ANNABLB  me  &  CLEANING  AND  REPAIRING  YOUR OWN GOODS MADE UP  OLD CLOTHES MADE GOOD AS NEW  ARTHUR GEE  Opposite Clarko Hotel.   MERCHANT TAILOR  Lethbridge l&It Coal  The licst value for tho money in tho matkefc  for all puipohca.  tejuis cash     IV. P. TiKiwKy, General Agent  Telephone U7.   Office with C. IJ. J. Christie.  JY. GRIFFIN  &  CO.-Corncr Vernon and  ���   Josephino streets, Nelson, wholesalo dealers  in provisions, cured meats, butter and eggs.  Fit. STEWART & CO.���Warehouses on C. P.  ��� R. track, foot of Stanley street, Nelson,  wholesalo dealers in provisions, produce fand  fruits. Cold storage. Agents Armour & Co.'s  bacon, hams, lard and other products.  SASH AND DOORS.  NELSON SAW AND PLANING MILLS  LIMITED-Corner Front and Hall streets,  Nelson, manufacturers of and wholesale doalers  in sash and doors; allkinds of factory work made  to order.  POWDER, CAPS AND FUSE.  HAMILTON POWDER COMPANY-Baker  street Nelson, manufacturers of dynamite,  sporting, stumping and black blasting powders,  wholesale dealers in caps and fuse, and electric  blasting apparatus.  CIGARS.  KOOTENAY CIGAR MANUFACTURING  CO.���Corner Baker and Hall streets. Nelson, manufacturers of "Royal Seal" and "Kooto  nay Bcllo" brands of cigars.  HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.  H BYERS & CO Cornor Baker and Josephine  ��� streots, Nelson, wholesale dealers in hardware and mining supplies. Agentsfor Giant  Powder Co.  J.  Successors to  A. DEWAR & CO.  LAWRENCE  Baker St.,  HARDWARE   tCOMPANY-  .... Nelson, wholesale dealers in  hardware and mining supplios, and water and  plumbors' supplies.   VANCOUVER HARDWARE COMPANY,  LIMITED-Baker street. Nelson, wholesale  dealers in hardware and mining supplies, plumpers and tinsmiths'supplies.   COAL.  CROW'S NEST PASS COAL COMPANY.-  Wholcalo dealers in coal and coke. Charles  St. Barbc. Agent. Baker street. Nelson.   ASSAYERS'1  SUPPLIES.  WF. TEKT&EL & CO.-Corner Baker*and  ��� Josephine streets, Nelson, v, holesalo dealeis in assajcra supplies. Agents ��for Denver  Firo Clay Co. of Denver, Colorado. _____  ,      LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  TURNER, BEETON & CO,-Cornor Vornon  and Josephine streets, Nelson, ..wholesale  dealers in liquors, cicars and dry goods. Agents  for Pabst Browing Co. of Milwaukee and Calgary Brewing Co. of Calgary. ,  '     COMMISSION MERCHANTS.  Rough and  Dressed  Lumber  Shingles  Mouldings  A-1 White Pine Lumber 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.  HJ. EVANS &  CO.-Baker street,  ���   'wholesale,   dealers^ in   liquors,  Nelson,  __...,    cigars,  cement, flro brick and Are clay, water pipo and  steel rails, and general commission merchants..  PAINTS   AND   OILS.  NELSON HARDWARE COMPANY-Baker  Street���Wholesale dealers in paints, oils,  and brushes of all kinds Largest stock in  Kootenay.  Porto Rico Lumber Go. Ltd.  Contractors and Builders  WILL DO WELL TO  Buy Their Lumber  AT  C. 0. Buchanan's  p.  FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  BURNS &   CO. -Baker  street,   Nelson,  wholesale dealers in fresh and cured meats.  Cold storage.   TENTS   AND   AWNINGS.  NELSON TENT AND AWNING FACTORY���  Baker street, Nelson. Mumifaclui ers of all  kinds of tents, awnings, and canvas goods.  P. O. Bo\ 7(i.   Tlico. Madson, propiictor.   WINES AND CIGARS.  CALIFORNIA WINE COMPANY, XIMI-  TED���Corner Front and Hall streets, Nelson, wholesalo dealers in wines (case and bulk)  and domestic andimported cigars.   CRATED J_W MINERAL WATERS,,",  rpHORPE & CO., LIMITKD.-Corncr Vernon  J- and Cedar sticets, Nelson, manufacturers  of and wholesulodoalers in mrated waters and  fruit syrups. Sole agentsfor Halcyon Springs  mineral water.   Tclophonc 60.   FLOUR AND FEED.  BRACKMAN & KER MILLING COMPANY  LTD.���Front street. Nelson, wholesale dealers in flour, oatmeal,  Mills at "  mhiKfer.    ARCHITECTS^  ���CiWART & CARRIE-Arohlteots, Room* 7  JZi   and 8 Aberdeen block. Baker street. Nelson.  u.o ni ..UL.I, .i.uu-i,.., etc., and hay and grain.  Mills at Edmonton, Victoria, and New West-  0  ENGINEERS.  HARLKS PAHKRtt���MinliiKHWl niilliiifcn-  fjineor.   West Hnkor stieet. Nelson.  TRADES   UNIONS.  NELSON MINERS' UNION NO, SG, W. V. of  Af.���MootH in mincis' union iooiiw, north-  cast toi nor Victoria luidMCootcnay ���-tiucts, every  Saturday evening at 8 o'clock. Visiting members welcome  Ja.mi:s Wii.Kts, Sec'y.    Chas. A. McKav. Pres.  THE regular meetings of thoC.irpcntcrh' Union  are held on Wednesday evening of each  week, at 7 o'clock, in the Mincis' Union hull coi-  nei Victoria and Koofcnny streets.  II. ROBI.N'hON  President.   JAMES COLLING. Secretary.'  TRADES AND LABOR COUNCIL.- The iegu-  l.ir meetings of the Nolson Tiades and Labor  Coui.cil will beheld in the miners' union hall,  corner of Victoi 1.1 and Kooton,iy.fieot<?, on the  first and third Thmsday of eaeh month, at  7.30 p. in.  6. J. Tiraiu'K, Pros.        J.H. Mat ursosr, Scc-'y.  FRATERNAL   SOCIETIES.  NELSON LODGE, NO. 23, A. F. & A. M.  Meets Becond Wednesday In each month.  Sojourning brethren lnvltod.  KNIUKTH Uif Jf I'THlAb��� jNetson tiOdgO, No,  25, Knights of Pythias, meets in I. O. O. V.  Hall, corner Baker and Kootenay streets, every  Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock. Visitlng Knights  cordially invited Us attend.  R. G, JOY. K. ot R. & S.   LEONARD SCOT V, G. C.  NELSON I* O. L., No. 1G9Z. mectB in I. O. O. V.  Hall, corner Baker and Kootenay streets,  1st and 3rd  Friday  of each montb.   Visiting  brethern cordially invited.  R. RoniNso.v. VV.M. W. Cmwvaui), Rcc^Sec.  NELSON MU1K, Number 22, Fraternal Order  of Eagles, meets every seisond and fourth  Wednesday tneach month  iu Fraternity Hall.  Visiting brethren welcome.  XV. G08N1��lt��� President.  CuaxujsS PJjeosseb, Socfotary  A large stock of llrstelass- dry, material on  hand, also a full line ot sat,h, doors, mouldings,  turned work, oto. '  -  Factory Work a Specialty  Yard]   Foot) of Hendryx street, Nelson  Telephone. 9i    Jo^H   Rae,   AgBIlt  coal7"coalT  GREAT REDUCTION  $9.65|gSv's:xcsfc   S6.15  DELIVERED  Hard Coal  Anthracito  TELEPHONE  33  G. W. West & Go.  BooH Binding  AND  BooH Making  a thoroug'h-  The Tribune lias  ly equipped Book Bindery in  connection with its job printing* department. All kinds of,  books manufactured to order,  and any kind of binding or  rebindinef done on short notice'  atmn,  BURNS BLOCK  Fruit and Ornamental Trees  Rhododendrons, Roses r.incj Eteigicons  MagnoLis, ltiilbs.iicw ti op to-led sn ds, foi spifiiK'  planting. r..iiKO"t and mu-,1 rompltto -toi-k m  uostoiiif'aiiad i. Call and mnkc } our selections  or send for c.if.'.lo^tie Addicss at tho nulsu'>  grounds and gi tollhouse.  At. J. HENRY.  3IWCi Wpqnninsfer Road, Vancouver, 15. C.  Fop Sale  Cheap  RAILROAD OUTFIT  Such as Wheel fkirapei^, Picks, tfhoicH Hammers, Siccl, Wagonti, Ijujjc Mange, TcnUt, oto.  Call at Old Curiosity Shoj>, Josephine bticct.  AMERICAN  AND  EUROPEAN  PLANS  MEALS  25  CENTS  The Keremeos Townsite Company  KEREMEOS,   B.   C.  Lots 30 x 120.    Main  Street 100 Feet Wide!  Corner Lots $100.     Inside Lots $75  J. A. Sayward  HALL AND LAKE STRKUTS, NELSONf  Porto Rico Lumber Co.  (LIMITED)  ROOMS LIGHTED BY.ELECTRICITY  AND HEATED BY STEAM  25 CENTS TO $1  321 to 331 Baker Street, Nelson.  QUEEN'S HOTEL  BAKER STREET. NELSON.  Lighted by Electricity and Heated with Hot Air.  Largo comfortable bodrooms and  flrst-clasa  dining-room. Samplo rooms for commercial men.  RATES $2 PER DAY  K|rs. E. C. ClarKe, Prop.  lati: of 'rnn ROVAL IIOTKL, CALGARY  Waverly Hotel  This popular hotel which is now being  cnlaiged nnd lonovatcd, will be reopened  on March 1st, vhon it will havo 40 large,  nicely fornMicd and well lighted rooms,  heated with hot air. Special attention  ���will be given to tho dining room.  RATES REASONABLE.  C. A. PROSSER,  MANAGER  A Big* Schooner  OF BEER OR  HALF-AND-HALF  ALWAYS  FRESH .  10c  ALWAYS  COOL  The best glass of beer to bo had in Nelson is at  THE CLUB HOTEL  Corner Silica and  Stanley Streets.  Hidden J(ouse  E. J. CURRAN, Prop.  Balver and Ward  Sticets, Nelson  The only hotel in Nelson that has remained  under ono management, since 1890.     '  The bed-rooms are well furnished and lighted  by electricity.  Tho bar Is always, stocked by the bost domestic and Imported liquors and cigars,  THOMAS MADDEN, Proprietor.  B. C. HOTEL   eeie, b. a  First-class in every respect. Choicest wines,  liquors and cigar*. Eveiy^ comfort for transient  and resident guests.  HEADQUARTERS FOR UNION MEN.  JOSKPH CAMPBELL, Proprietor.  R._REISTERER_& CO'  RHKIYKUS AND 1)0X2LKKS OP"  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  Prompt and regular  duliveiy to tho it ado  Brewery at Nelson  Nelson   Wine   Co.  -    CHOICE WINES AND LIQUORS  S'liotml nllcnlion jfiwn to f.imil)  li/wle  ''-tt'tt.     FRANK A, TAMBLYN  NcKon,  U. (J. -\l\.Wt7l!t  S D.  ASHCROFT  BLACKSMITHING  AND EXPERT  HORSESHOEING  Wagon repairing promptly  ftrxtclwa whcclvt right.  attended to by a  Special attention given to al) kinds of repalr-  hg and riiHtom work from outflido point*.  Shop:   Hall St., between Bakor and Vemon  TENDERS  FOR   REAL  WANTED  ESTATE.  Toiidei^ will In1 iccPiM'd l)> the nnden-tgned  until lioMnt k noon on Mptidiv, Apiili-'ml. 1000-  fortlii' followmg dt*��ti ilied ic il cM.ire in Nelson.  Lois 7 and Swiil I.'it- l>aud lo in iilock  10, to-  gcthi't with the niiirtoMiiit nls thereon. coiiMst  ing of tho bih ei King hotel and a one stoiy ilm-  dciiL.0,  '1 uiins <a-b.   The highest or any tender not-  It(,(-l-is,l!llj .UU ptul.  ruioi.ivi: 'iiiKi.i.v.  A dm i ii isf Mint e-Lvtoof .Inlih lotiiison,d(ci:i-cd.  Ni-Kon, ii. (;., JIaich .'nd. lWnt.  A,  R. BARROW, A.M.LC.E.  PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  Corner Victoria and Kootenay Streets.  P. O. Box 659. TELEPHONIC N'J, 95  KEREMEOS  Is the center of the Similkameen Mining District, thirty mile3 south of  Pentieton and west of the O'Knnagan river. This-season will see great  developments in this vicinity as a large number of valuable claims were  located last summer. Prospectors will lind a splendid field to work in.  Much of the mineral bearing belt has not yet been explored. The Similkameen country is an ideal one for prospectors, water, feed, and fuel  being abundant. The winter climate is the mildest in the interior.  Business men -will find plenty of openings at Keremeos. There is a chance  for those with capital to get iri on the ground floor. The surrounding  land is of the richest, and best adapted for the production of high class  fruits and vegetables. The Columbia <fc Western railway is how being  located through Keremeos, and up the Similkameen river. Stages connect between Greenwood and "-Keremeos- via Fairview; also between Pentieton nnd Keremeos.   For further particulars  Apply to THE BEALEY INVESTMENT COMPANY,  General Agents, Greenwood, B. C.   Or EDWARD BULLOCK-WEBSTER, Keremeos, B. C.  Ho! Ho! Ss S|cArthur's  Elegant Sideboards  Superb Cheffoniers  Petite Dressing1 Tables  In the Famous Golden Oak  Just Received a Carload of High-class Goods  P. Burns & Co.  Wholesale and Retail  HE4raS'oK,AB.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.  Mail Orders Promptly Forwarded  West Kootenay Butcher Co.  ALL KINDS OF  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  Baker Street, Nelson , ��.   Q    f RAVES,   WSXll  ORDERS BY MAIL RECEIVE CAREFUL AND PROMPT ATTENTION.  Headquarters for Portland Cement, Fire Bricks,  Fire Clay, American Cumberland Coal [Blacksmiths]  K^ff^ffiaS4   *B. P, BITHET & CO., Ltd., Ti,  W. P. DIOKSON  B. H. H. APPLHWHAITB1  J. McPHBB  Kootenay Electric Supply & Construction Go.  ELECTRIC SUPPLIES  Complete Electric Kquipmeata for Electric Power Transmission and Lighting for  Mines, Towns Hleotrlo Fixtures, Lamps, Bells, Telephones, Annunciators, Etc.  P. O.Bax 806. Josephine Btreet, Nelson, B. O.  Fred J. Squire, Merchant Tailor  FULL LINES OF WINTER AND SPRING SUITINGS  WK3T BAKRR STREET* NELSON  OPPOSITE SILVER KINO HOTKT  That Light is Poor  GAS PITTING OUR SPECIALTY  PLUMBING OP ALL KINDS  Victoria Stieet. opvoate I'ostoflicc.  LET US PUT IN Gi\S  SMOKE  ROYAL SEAL  AND  KOOTENAY BELLE  CIGARS  f^ootenay Cigar Mfge Co.  AT 7 PER CENT  ON BUSINESS PROPERTY  Apply G. L. LENNOX, Solicitor, Nelson 13. C  TN THK MA'lThU OF AN APPLICATION  -L KOR A DUPLICATE OF A CKRTII'K'ATK  OH' THU! lo lots c!c\cn (111 nnd tveh-c (l-)t  blotk t\tutit>-MJ\en (27), City or VlKoii, U. C.  NotiLUi-hcielij },'i\eii Hint it is my intention  .it tlic f\smiUioii of one month, fiom the  jiublic.iUon lioii'of. to issue a <liip)ic.il<> of llie  C eititlcite of 'J if If to Hm nboicl.iiuls, issueil to  (���Lome A H. Hall, on the 20LU cl.ij ol Dux-mbur,  IbSiS, fiinl munbu! tid IXU K. OOTOV  Hi'gi-trai UrM-i.iI.  I..iml Rogistrj Ollice, Victor In, B.C., ISth Kub-  n1.1i}, I'M'i.  NOTICE TO UNION CARPENTERS.  All caipenl'is who lire in s^m^Uo ��itli  (tiK-ini/i'd hi hoi ,ue heu-bj iioiijicd I hut the  uiri>uiloiii)K i�� connection ��'111 '��� ,ilJ"ls *S  Comi)iin\ nfolil storage pl.tttr, is Ih-uik perfoimul  by 11011 "union l.ibor, un<l meiiibLis ot the  t'.nponters rnion. slid lliosein s_> nip.iUi} with  it.mc iei|iiesto*l lo tf<nc'">  thtfiiiaehcs ucouid  infe'!y" JAM1-J3 COUJN'O.  Secretary Nel��on Curpentcru' Union.  St. JOSEPH'S SCHOOL  NKI.SON, B. G.  A bo;inliii{? ntitl d.iy Acltool ronductcd by the  PistiM-wof St. .losoph of iVftro. It i-. sitimtciliit  tho corner of Mil) ini'l .Io*c;)hiiiff stiects (noiieot  lliu best K'sidcntm) poilion- of Nelson, und N  en-ily ntc cssiblo fiom .ill isiuts of lhe city.  The course of study includes the fiiniiniiiCJilal  nm) hlghi'i biaiioUch of thorough KnglUh cdiicii'  !iou: Rtisinesh touise���bookkeepiiix. sttuiot;-  I'njjhy nnd typewnin^. Scienre course-music,  \ocnland iiit-trurnuiiUil, druwniK, etc. Flmiiuit  mill needlework, etc.  For terms nnd ]).i!tic��lurs apply to tho Sister  SuportOi.  ��� TS    1 "Will    open    her  ss Palmer irss  1      * cilbiicir .-ehooi  room on Lhe 2nd of January, lrW.   101 teuusaiid  all particular*ftpplj to MISS I��ALMK1��,  At residence of Mrs. J. R. Ilobertson, JUK.or  Street 'West.  Kootenay   Coffee   Co.  .    NELSON, B. C.  Coffeo roasters and dealers in Tea and Coffee.  Offer frobh roasted coireo ot boit quality as  follows:  Jaia and Ar.ibian Macba. per pound, 9   10  Ja-ifi, and Mocha Blend, 3 pounds    1 00  Kiao Santos-, i pounds      ,    100  Santos ljlend. 5 pounds   .  .  100  Our Special Jilond, 6 pounds   1 OT  Our Kio l'.oast, 6 ponndd .������. 1 00  A trial order t-olif itvd. S.ilesiooin 2 doors c.v,6  of Oddfellow-i block. West Haki-r slreeU  Notice of Application for License.  I. AiloJpho l*moinie. of thetilj of Nclwii. In  the pun nice of JlntWi Coluiubi.v. hotel Kecpei,  lieie-li} Kiw* nonce llhit I intend to apply to tho  Homd of License ("omunssioneis 101 tlio City of  .Nelsim, .it their llii-t iiiclIiii^ to lie lii'lil after tho  u\pinii!iv�� ofltluity dn}s I10111 tins date for 11  IiLciisi' to sell ��ines, sjunis beci and otherxcr-  ineiiied and intoMc.itnitr luiuoisby ictuil. in my  hotel, known as the " Muutns.il Hotel,' Mtiuioou  lots nuinbeied il .md 24.111 block numbered U7, in  U'e iviid Citi of Nohon. A. LAI'OINTK.  Nclooti, B. C, Fcluuary 8tU, 1000. THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY MARCH 17 1900  \VA.  fa-  \h  k'  IP  is  h  17?  M'  RECEIVED  IMPORTATION OF  pushes  BATH   TOOTHfNAIL   HAIR  Baker Street, Nelson  W. F. Teetzel & Co.  I  CITY LOCAL NEWS  Noav is the time to get a bargain in Clothing as Ave are  giving a liberal discount on  these goods for the next few  days in order to make room  i'or spring goods which are arriving daily  The Nelson Clothing House  217 219 llaker Street  ||f ESTABLISHED  IJf NELSON IN   1890  A  iti  iti  Hi  iti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  ���iti  I am here my friends to let you know I am all right.  Kimberly aud Ladysmith haAre been relieved and I am still  in Nelson with a year of prosperity ahead of me. Everything is pointing this Avay, and I am here with, my up-to-  date line of goods ready to compete with eastern prices. I  am reeieving goods every day direct from the factories,  Avhich are for sale, and I am prepared to guarantee the  quality. Come and examine our .stock; no trouble to sIioav  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 of Canada. Come early and  Ave will serve you accordingly.   Don't forget the place.    -  We only employ the most expert watchmakers and  jewelers. All Avork is guaranteed. Mail orders Avill receive  our prompt attention.  JACOB DOVER, THE JEWELER  NKLSON, 13. C.  i'.i j-J'-  nana  Hi  Hi  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  J*'  .to  m  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 Avholesale prices. This includes all our  spring goods iioav in stock and in transit from the  cast 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  _N_eJson_w_ej\vould_say_that this is-a-good opportunity-  to get your spring and summer dress goods at a bargain.   .Here is a sample of some of our prices:  MS  &  QW  that  were   40c, now selling at 25c  do 65c, do 40c  do     - $1.00, do 60c  do ���,     1,25, do 75c  m  DRESS GOODS  do do  . do do   '  do do  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  k   ''     do do       75c,' -       do     ,     45c  COLORED  DRESS  GINGHAMS,    -   ,  regular 20c goods, now selling at 12.1c  COLORED DRESS GINGHAMS,  -    regular 15c goods, now selling at 10c  COLORED  DIMITIES, regular 15c goods, offered at 10c  COLORED  PIQUES,    ' do     20c     do do       12]  FLANNELLETTE now selling at 5c, formerly 8c  ^ii^^&.A. fIrland <& CO.  113%  &  FOR  YOUR   CLOTHING.  Ii xvill psiy von to examine my .stork of now Rood?. ��pi'ir.g o\ crconlH :;nrt hj ringsnits. Snccia  Ii.ugttJiisiiifootHC.ii-. Complete linc-s of Junius IWcCiwuiy & C'o.s and the Ames, IXoldon &. Co. s  boots iind -shoof.  ��24-226 fls&er Straat, jgeta��]<  TflEO  MADS0N  The C L*. R. work train was out  on the Slocan branch yesterday repairing the damages made by the  slide which occurred there on Thursday. A clean 100 feet of tho track  was carried into the Slocan river,  but the rails were relaid and everything was clear last night. No delays occurred as passengers -were  transferred over the slide. Superintendent Troup A'isited the spot  yesterday.  Police magistrate Crease tried  two eases in the small debts court  yesterday, Htuvley vs. Ford and  Martin vs. Ellis. Tho verdict was  for plaintiff in both instances. .  A gasoline air compressor has  been shipped to the International  mine at Whitewater. It Avas supplied by the Morris-Fairbank's Company of Beloit, Wisconsin, and is  the first compressor of the kind to  be used in Kootenay.  During the past week sanitary  inspectory Thompson has been  busy in the shack districts enforcing the city fathers' regulations in  the matter of cleaning up back  yards. The Chinese and Italians  have fulfilled the instructions issued  iu the matter cheerfully, and cleaned up yards faster than teams could  be found to take the debris away.  One of the most unique communications which ever came into  Nelson was handed to principal  Soady of the Central school, the  other day. It was addressed as  follows: "The Head Boy, care The  Principal, The School Kootenay,  Columbia," and on being opened  proved to be a school boy epistle  from the scholars of the Cooper  Company's school, Egham, Staines,  near Loudon. The English lads  stated that they desired to cor-  lespond with the school boys on  this side of the world, and principal  Soady passed the letter "over to  master Jack'Bannerman, who is the  head boy' for the month. Au  answer will be sent on Monday.  ,,  Up to the present time 200 dog  tags have been disposed of by the  city officials. Although this is considerably in excess of last year's  figures, the tax collector states that  a number of canines arc still unaccounted for and that the pound  will have boarders ere long if a  settlement is not made.  The license commissioners for the  Nelson district meet today for .the  purpose of passing upon the applications for licenses from Joe flow-  son ,at Thirteen-mile point and. William Roberts at Three-mile point.  The latter, which is a renewal, will  probably be granted and action  on the Ifowson matter may be deferred until later, when several  other applications along the Balfour  extension are to be considered.  At the registrar's office yesterday  the costs in the suits of Hawley vs.  -Sturgeon-and_"Maslonka" vsr~Mas--  lonka, recently before the county  court, came up for taxation. Galliher & Wilson and Taylor & Hannington appeared for the respective litigants.  Tho local C. P. 11. officials" anticipate that the work of rearranging  and grading the yards at the depot  will be started within two weeks.  After the recent visit of manager  Whyte tho plans for tho work had  to be forwarded to headquarters,  from whence they arc expected  within a fortnight.  The Italians in town aro declining to pay the road tax, claiming  .that they have no monejr, and .steps  are to be taken to enforce the collection. Distress warrants will  ih'st bo ihsued at the instance of J.  Iv. Strachan as collector, "if this-be  not effective the Italians will then  be given the privilege of doing a  little enforced work for the city.  It. T. Lowery, editor of the New  Denver Ledge, is in town and reports that thing* are steadily forging ahead iu the Slocan. He also  says that he intends, some time in  May, to transfer the place of publication of his paper from New Denver to Nelson, as being the most  central point of the district.  "   Notices were issued yesterday by  the officer commanding the Nelson  Jtille Company calling for recruits  to fill the vacancies caused   by  the  absence of the eighteen  men  who  j have gone on active service.   The  j forthcoming season will be most in-  i teres��ii)�� for the volimieers!, as l*e-  /  sides the annual camp of instruc  and weekly rifle practices, a variety  of features will be introduced to  keep matters military lively. The  only conditions exacted from those  who desire to join is that they shall  be permanently employed in the  city and of good character. Application may be made at the drill  hall on Thursday, nights or to the  sergeants. //  An excellent counterfeit of the  Canadian five cent coin was passed  yesterday at the Cabinet cigar  store. The imitation was so much  like the genuine that it could not  be detected save by its lack of the  true ring. As more of the spurious  coins are doubtless in circulation,  business men should bo on their  guard.  J. Wilson of Vaucouvcr, superintendent of the C. P. R. telegraph  lines, is in the city on his regular  visit of inspection.  Robert Sanderson, the C. P. It',  porter awaiting trial ou a charge of  theft, has secured the services of  Galliher & Wilson to conduct his  defence. Wheiv arraigned he will  elect for a speedy trial and plead  not guilty. Sanderson states that  he is confident he can clear himself  of all suspicion.  The effects of II. Bowden will be  sold by auction this afternoon at 3  o'clock by Charles A. Waterman.  The sale Avill take place at the  corner of Ward and Baker streets.  E. A. Paterson, superintendent of  the Wakefield mine near Silverton,  registered at the Phair yesterday.  He says that, contrary to a published report, there has been nothing the matter with the Wakefield  flume, and that both it and the  tramway are Avorking smoothly.  Shipments of ore Avill start as soon  as the snow {,oe3 off, and he hopes  that the Wakefield Avill soon entor  the list of dividend payers.  The case of Aitkin vs the C. P. R.  came to an interesting conclusion  yesterday when the plaintiff's solicitors, Taylor & Hannington, arranged a settlement between their  client and tho railroad. Aitkin  Avas injured by falling through an  open hatclnvay on a barge towed  by the tug Ymir in November last,  aud claimed large damages from  the company on the score of negligence. For withdrawing his action  he receives $1000 in cash aud $100  to meet his disbursements for costs,  free transportation for himself and  Avife at any time within six months  to auy part of the eastern provinces, free transportation to return  at any time Avithin eighteen months  Avith stopover privileges in Manitoba and the Territories, while the  C. P. R. pays its oavu costs.  Fi;ont street secured another victim yesterday morning when, one  of the Davis express wagons came  to grief. The wagon Avas loaded  with lumber and in turning over  the track a -hind Avlicel was i ipped  off, helplessly crippling the outfit.  The sticet cars AA'ere blockaded for  a,time.  W. D'Arcy of Winnipeg, claims  agent of the C. P. Ii., has been in  the city for seA'eral days in connection Avitii various matters coming  under his department, among these  being the Aitkin case referred* to  elsewhere. The C. P. R. aviI! fight  the suit for damages entered by  the executors of the jute conductor  Fawcett, avIio died from injuries  received while in the discharge of  his duties.  ���Mr.-and Mrs.-William'Wilson are-  back from a Avinter's v sojourn in  Ontario. They spent part of the  time in Toronto and the remainder  at their old home on the town line  between East and West Gwilmsr  bury, Simeoe county.  Commandant Eva Booth of the  Salvation army, has postponed Jier  intended visit to Nelson until  the Mlh and loth of next mouth.  - The Nelson minstrels Aviil give an  entertainment in the opera house  next Wednesday evening, and they  promise an even better show' than  the one they put on last December.  G. M. Berry Avill give an exhibition  of roller skating.' iv  - The Nelson Miners' Union gaA-e a  dance at their hall last night. It  Avas Avell attended, and-a most enjoyable evening av/is spent.  J. Laing Stocks and wife returned  last night from Rossland where  they attended the wedding of  Robert Robertson, manager of J. Y.  Griffin & Co. here to Miss Marjorie  Craig of Rossland. Mr. and Mrp.  Robertson are spending their honeymoon at the coast and will return 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, 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  SAND0X  braska; D. P. McCuaig, Hall; J. O.  Twornbley, J. Ross, 0. B. Archibald,  Ymir; J. E. Enos, Spokane.  At this Hume.���John Smyth,  Walla Walla, Wash.; Miss Grace  McMartin,' Nelson; I. Prideaux,  Rossland; W. N. Brandon, Silver-  ton; D. MeLeod, Nelson; C. W.  Riley, Six-Mile; H. T. Tieler, Toronto; C. Parsons, VaneouArer; W.  II. Millmau, G. R. Wood, Toronto;  W. E. Shultz, NeAV York; S. A.  Jackson, Brockville:  At tiik Piiaib.���J. W. Stewart,  R. B. Porter, city; A. E. Rowland,  Toronto; G. McL. Brown, Vancouver; J. C. DrcAvry, W. II. Jeffery,  D B. Bogle, J. F. Ritchie, J. T.  Clute, A. Dick, C. E. Race.E. Bowes,  Ross Thompson, A. L. Goodeve,  Rossland; G. S. Potts, Greenwood;  J. F. Burne, Ymir; E. A. Paterson,  Silverton; C. R. Rashdale, New Denver; F. Vans Agnew, Miss Marion  Fell, Athabasca mine; T. Allen, Victoria; K. Wallarts, Victoria; C. McArthur, Toronto; J. Macdonald, St.  Johns, NeAV BrunsAvick; C. Struthers,  Montreal.  At the Tremont.���E. Rasenquit,  Rossland; W. Kitchen, Lethbridge;  J, Hunt, Lethbridge; O. S. Stanben,  Packer Creek; J. Mcintosh, Corn-  Wall, Ontario; J. H. Thompson,  J. Kelly, City.  At Tins Queen's.���C. L. Lightfoot,  Vancouver: D. J. McLaehlan,  Vancouver; A. E. Masuret, E. E. Williams, Spokane.  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  M  BUSINESS  Wanted-  MENTION.  to  dressmaking.   .  Houston block,  ��� Apprentices   to  learn  /Vpply to Martin O'itcilly & Co.,  Nelson.  Wanted���Position  as  lady cook  in a hotel or piivntc family. Apply "Cook" Tribune ollice.  ' ; Piano i'or  sale; practically  neAV;  Address Jlo\- 2.11, Nelson.  Wanted���A boy to help deliver  milk ami feed rows. Applj to IL K. Hniri-son,  Nelson Lihraiy Association.  SeAving girls wanted, at the1 Hudson's Buy stores, Nelson.  M. J. Henry, the Vancouver nurse-  rjniin. lins in ihe hands of printeis his catalogue for thejrur IfiQO, and it will lie ready for  ���mailing bj-the lolh inbuilt, it will be one of the  uioit/'-oinplcto ever issued bj- anj one in bu lino  of bu-inesson the Coast,and lie ^confident that,  if jou will kindlj' reserve j-our oiders until it  reaches you, it will be io youi intores>t to place a.  .share of them with him. ,        '  Wanted���Portable    engine    and  boiler, sawmill, planer, edgor and lath-mill.  Capacitj- not les-i than ten thousand a daj-. Sawmill, Tribune OllJcc.  jNickerson���Watchmaker,   Baker  street, opposite Queen's hotel. Twent j--fi\ e years  experience.  For Sale���A furnished hotel in  Sandon, 11. ('. AVritc for particulars to G. AVoSt,  Box: 1<SU, Sandon. 11. C,  When  your   Avatcli- don't   keep  time, see Nickcreon, Baker stieet. .Satisfactory  woil: or no charges.  To Let���Six-roomed house Avith  bath. Apply at second hand store opposite post-  otllce.  Auction Sale  On instructions fronTMessvsT  Galliher & Wilson, we will offer for sale by auction today at  3 o'clock p.m. sharp, at corner  of Ward and Baker streets,  Nelson, the * household effects  of H. Bowden.    Terms cash.  CHAS. A* WATERMAN & 00.  AUCTIOXKEUB  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  185   BAKER   STREET  Newly Laid  Town Eggs  Strictly Fresh  40c per doz. at  KIRKPATRICK & WILSON'S  The Leading1  �� Grocers....  Hi  iti  iti  Hi  Hi  iti  Hi  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  '*--*- *��� 0-*^- 0*^2'-js-^<-0*-&      a? sf. sf. ^ ^ ff- ��p ^- ^. ^> c-^-  SOAP  SOAP  A PEER.AMtiNG OTHERS  G-ilt Edgre  ' IS ITS NAME     '.  This Soap, taking weight, quality and cost into ronsideiation, will be found the bes-t and tire?  choapchtiti the m.iifaot. It will not wash goods uithuitt t-ome nibbing, but the (Inobt of good-.,  �� bother woolen or cotton, cm bo properly ck-iuied without fiiinryaiid ujth lcrs'lnbor thim wilii  .most so called fannlj soaps. Yon can use it in the bath or to wash the babj-, at, its iugicdioi!t.s arc of  thepme&t and best ijualilj.   Jfar sale at ��� ,     -  The Western Mercantile Company, Limited.  FAXCY .VN'D STAPLE GUOCBItlKS DAKAR STREET, NKLSON  ?'I=>'C.  '��2'tS>'(=>'  ^j^ja?a?a��  ^^v  Garden  Seeds  Oariada Drug & Book Oo.  $1 We have sold 75 per cent of all the  W Portland Cement  | Fire Brick and  w Fire Clay  tfjj! Used in Kootenay.  h/W   tWj We also handle    | Stee! Mining Rails,  i$ Blacksmith's Coal, Sewer Pipe, Etc  BL J��� EVANS & CO.  NELSOJST, B. C.  wu i  Ml  Hi  r^1  1-<=>-c3'(=)  M  _U  Nelson in a fortnight*  HOTEl.   ABBIVALS.  At tiik Madden.���C. McDonald,  Silverton; M. 0. Monnghaii, It. B.  Esmderf, Granite Siding.  At thk Grand Crntral.���F.  Steinberg, Granite; C. E. Frost,  Rosbiand; A. Iteid, Victoria; J. J.  McDonald, L. E. McDonald, llobson;  It. Armstrong, G. Armstrong, Molly  Gibsoij;   J.   H.  Kosenbergerj    Ne��  We are ready for your gardening. Fresh seeds in bulk, both  Vegetable and Flower Seeds, also  Lawn Grass and White Clover.  Electrical Repairing, Electrical Supplies^  Electrical  Contracts   (Mines,   Steamers,   Dwelling  Houses, Etc.), Try us for work and prices  Prices same as Eastern Catalogues  Canada Drug & Book Go.  NELSON  NOTICE.  Contrnulors and builder? arc horobj- notified  Uuton nnd after April l��l, the iullowing scale of  w.ifjcs will be dwiuuidcd: Mortar mivcri nnd  hod etirrin ���% $3.50 for eljjlit hours; other hmldinK  laborers, $11 for Oiiflitilioum; oxcavatois 30 cents  nn hour. This notice W tfivon s.o Uiatthose whom  it may conocni can consider it in tendering tor  contractu.  V. C. SHACKJJKTON. Kccowlingr Sccretiirr.  Ntiisoa jbaboxera' Jfrolcctire union $121,  P. 0. BOX 17(1.  HOUSTON Jif.OCK  BANANAS     ORANGES     LEMONS     APPLES  Received Daily from Spokane.  John A. Irving & Go.  Blue Ribbon Tea Ahvajs on Hand.  Fresh Ejjbs liuueivod Daily  Mow wfyat do you think of General Roberts  ANOTHER VICTORY       BOERS IN RETREAT  We lind n very .successful day and crmplulcly routed the enemy. Thoy .ire in full  retreat. In the exhubcr.ineo of jour joy got your India and Cejloy'Tea Mocha  and Java. Coffin), Grocoi'ieti, etu., fiom '  Jogejplulno oral Silica Streets,  opposite) 2��cUiodi8t Church  PATTON & ENMAN


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