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Array DAILY EDITION   BY MAIL  FIVE  DOLLARS A YEAR  WEEKLY EDITION  BY MAIL  TWO DOLLARS A YEAR  EIGHTH YEAR  NELSON":  THURSDAY MOKNENG, MARCH 15 3900.  PRICE FIYE CENTS.  ROSSLAND LABOR TROUBLES  Joe Martin's Letters.  Victoria, March I 1 ���[Special to  Tho Tribune].���Smith Curtis said  at Vancouver today that the Martin cabinet was expected to be complete in a few days. Curtis is on  ]iis way to Kootenay to discuss the  eight-hour law with the parties  affected.  The correspondence between Mar-  ��� tin and mayor Goodeve and magistrate Boultbec, of Kossland, is published today. Martin calls them  down for swearing in "Special constables for the mines without consulting the attorney-general's department, and in a letter to Boult-  bee of today's date, says:  "[ consider it the duty of the  government to protect proper' y,  aud think that the proper course  for the mine owners to havo pursued Avas to have brought the  state of affairs referred to by you  to the attention of the government.  So far as I am concerned, in my  position of attorney-general I do  not intend to allow the administration of justice to be carried on by  American detective agencies.  "I think that the circumstance  has beeu very unfortunate indeed,  and is likely to much prejudice the  administration of justice in the  piovince. 1 hope this is tho last  occasion that in this province it  will be necessary to deal with an  attempt to influence matters  through armed men, furnished by  detective agencies in the maimer so  - Jiiuch practiced and so very much  to be deplored in the republic to  "the south of us."  A caustic letter dispatched today  also to mayor Goodeve, concludes  as follows:  "If, on tho other hand any attempt is made by any person to  frighten the public by demonstrations of this kind, not for the purpose of protecting property, and  not from any bona fide fear of vib-  leneo, but for an ulterior motive,  such an attempt should meet, with  no countenance from those y\ ho arc  There aro many charges of treason.  Nearly all tho residents were wearing mourning as the Roshof commando lost 200 men at the battle of  Belmont. A great popular demonstration took place here on the  receipt of the news that Bloemfontein had been occupied by the  Biitish. AN the church bells were  rung, and a procession headed-by  tho Union Jack went to Government House where sir Alfred Milner  made his acknowledgement. Tho  demonstrators sang "God Save the  Queen," and then paraded through  the principal streets cheering and  singing patiiotic songs.  ROSSLAND'S    CONSTABLES  entrusted with the- administration  of justice in the province.'"  ' KIPLING HAS HIT THE MARK  , The Eebels Flourish.  Nnw York, March 1-J.���The first  woi d from'Rudyard Kipling  since  he went  to,South  Africa  will be  printed 'in   this  month's   issue of  Harper's   Weekly.       Mr.    Kipling  cables along account of the disloy-  alfcy nt the Cape,  which ho calls  "The   Sin   of   Witchcraft."     The  burden of his complaint is that tho  civil office in Cape Town  winks  at  semi-treasonable   actions,   and   to  quote his own  words,  tho  government will take care  that it does  not pay anyone to be  loyal.   JTe  ~saysT "TlSTIoynlisfc on the border  has his house ripped inside and out  by  the  Boers or rebels,  or  both.  The ditl03ralist's house is respected,  and   in  return  tlieir supplios  arc  given to the enemy aud also information.    His risk is small, he may  possibly,   but   not   if   his   friends  can *     stop      it,      be      arrested  on a charge of treason.   He may  then bo sent into the country to be  tiied  hy a sympathetic jury.    Fie  hopes, and not without good reason,  to havo hi.s farms restored to him.  He  has undergone some absurdly  inadequate  punishment, while  the  loyalist's piano ib lying wireless on  the veranda.    Photographs of hi.*-,  house roam as though cyclones had  mot to wrestle there, his flocks and  herds aro gone and  tiie  baby linen  is lying on the dungheap.   JTe and  his family crawl into Cape Town in  ovorpacked   trains   and  get what  .consolation they can from  singing  "Britons   Never  Shall  bo  Slaves."  on the platfoim.   Then do Messrs:  Kruger and Steyn cuter into correspondence with lord .Roberts as to  tho atrocities committed on a virtuous population by brutal soldiers.  There is one way out of the horror,  and   one   only.      The    men    who  have   befouled     the    colony   are  known.       They go about, and no  man   lays   a   hand    upon   them"  Explained Away.  ���    Ro.-si.ani>, March 14.���The citizens of Rossland are extremely annoyed at  the  sensational  and untruthful statements which are being sent to eastern papers regarding  the  true state  of affairs  in    this  camp.    Nothing   could  bo further  from the truth than those alarmist  rumors,'iuost of which have emanated from    the  coast.    It   is  true  that during the past month  and a  half an  addition   of   special   constables   has   been    made    to   the  polico       force    for      the       purpose     of    protecting    the   mines  agaiust any destruction of property,  but these men aro under the control and direction  of the  chief of  police of the city and are as quiet  and unobtrusive as any officer who  patrols the ordinary thoroughfares  of the town.   The reason for the  employment   of    these    men   can  readily be appreciated.  During the past week about 800  men have been thrown out of work  by the temporary closing of the  mines and all told, there are perhaps 1000 idle men in the camp.  Among them are a few, but not  many, men who have'come from  the Cceur d'AIcne district aud hold  extreme views, and besides there is  the vicious element which exists in  all towut>, aud nhvajrs "seeks to  break loose, so the city authorities deemed ib only- right  under the circumstances to increase the police force temporarily,  or until the labor disputes had .been  terminated. ' Prudence required  more protection to the scattered  properties of the companies than  the small police forces of six men,'  throe at night and three at day patrol, could give.  It must bo understood that these  mining properties are within the  corporation limits, but, as they are  situated on Red mountain, the policemen on each shift could not  cover t'hc whole territory. Accordingly at the request of the mining  companies a night patrol has been  put on under the management of  the chief of police.  FREE STATE CAPITAL HELD  HOW  THEY  SURRENDERED  At Bloemfontein.  London*, March 15.���The Daily  News has the following dispatch  from Pretoria dated Monday,  which says : Lord Salisbury's reply has been received and a Boer  refutation of the British contention  is under consideration. ft will  deny that any annexation has been  made and it will be declared that  the occupation of British territory  was merely strategic. It will also  express the determination of the  two republics to fight to tho finish.  A dispatch to the Daily Chronicle  from Bloemfontein dated Tuesday  evening March 13th says : "Bloemfontein surrendered at 10 o'clock  today. It was occupied at noon.  President Steyn, with a majority  of the fighting burghers, has fled  northward.'  General French was within five  miles of the place on Monday afternoon. He sent a summons into the  town threatening to bombard unless it was surrendered by 4 o'clock  on Tuesday morning. A white flag  was hoisted on Tuesday morning  and a deputation of the town council with mayor Kellner came out to  lord Roberts at Spier Kop, five  miles south of the town, making a  formal surrender of the place.  Lord Roberts made a state entry  at noon. He received a tremendous ovation, After visiting the  public buildings he went to the official residence, of the president followed by a cheering crowd, who  waved a Biitish flag and sang the  British national songs. They were  in a condition of frenzied excitement.  On the Monday afternoon previous to the surrender there was a  little sniping and shelling, but the  enemy retired.  t Lord Roberts has his headquarters at tho president's house and  there are many of the wounded in  the building. Tiie railway is not  injured..  born residents of this city,  as you will see by the  enclosed circular, which was  issued. We also enclose a list of  individual subscriptions from American sympathizers. This contribution is but a small token of the  deep loyalty and devotion of the  subscribers to our queen and her  empire, and, while tho amount is  not great, it is certainly a heartfelt  manifestation of the deep love we  bear to the mother country and a  token Nof our admiration for her  sons, who are laying down then-  lives in South Africa in the cause  of freedom and justice."  ROBERTS' GREAT CAMPAIGN  Cape Town News,  ��� Capi: Towx, March 11.���The  British troops under lor'd Methuen  have returned to Kimberley from  ��� the occupation of Iloshof, Orange  I Free State. Many gnus and much  jamuiunitiou was seized and a  strong garrison was left to guard  the town. Six Boers were arrested.  By Lord Soberts.  Loxnox, March 14.���0 p. m.-���It is  officially announced that lord Roberts has occupied Bloemfontein and  that the British flag is flying from  the top of tho capital.  London, March 14.���The following is the text of lord Roberts' dispatch to the war office, announcing  his occupation of Bloemfontein:  Br-oisMf-oxTKix, March' 18.���By  the help of God and by the bravery  of-hor majesty's soldiers the troops  under my .command have taken"  possession of Bloemfontein. i The  British flag now flics over the presidency, evacuated last evening.  Mr. Steyn, late president of  the Orange Free State, Mr.  Fraser, member of the Jate  executive government, the mayor,  tho secretary o�� the late government, the laudrost and other officers  met me two miles from the town  and presented me with the keys of  tho public offices. The enemy have  withdrawn from the neighborhood  and all seems quiet. Inhabitants  of Bloemfontein give the troops a  cordial welcome."  BOERS WELL^ ENTRENCHED  North of Ladysmith.  Ladysmith, March 14.���-The  Boers'have beeu locatedvin r several  strong positions near the junction  of the Drakensberg and Biggars-  berg ranges. They have heavy  guns in position on Pougwoni Kop,  at Hlatikulu and in the Iiupati  mountains, as well as at Gibson's  Farm, near Gundyclough pass.  General Hunter now commands the  division. Both' men aiid horses of  the relief column are completely recovered, and are now in the pink of  condition. The I'econstruetion of  the railway from Ladysmith to  Dundee is progressing rapidly.  Another Kruger Cable,  New York, March 14.���The Evening Journal prints the following  from president Kruger: ���'Priotojua,  March 13.���The burghers will only  cease fighting when death comes.  Our forces are returning in good order to our first line of defence on  our own soil. The Natal campaign  was longer iu our favor than we expected. The British will never  reach Pretoria. The burghers,  Steyn, Joubert and myself, as well  as all others, are united. There are  no differences. God help us.  (Signed) Kruger,"  U. S. Consular Service.  Washington, March 11.���The  senate commission on foreign relations today heard a delegation  representing the business interests  of the country iu support of the  bill providing for tho reform of the  consular service. They advocated  a permanent system in th'o consular  service as of great advantage over  the present plan of a change every  ionr years.  Plumer's Advance to Mafeking.  Caijk Towx, March 11,���Colonel  Plumer is now within 40 "miles of  Mafeking.  Louat$j, Thursday, March 8.���  Colonel Plumer's force reached here  Tuesday, March Gth. It i*, believed  that only a single bridge,southward  has been destroyed and that otherwise the railroad is intact within  five miles of Mafeking. Golonel  Plumer has already dispersed several police posts in the neighborhood and is actively pushing his advance southward.  Is Eulogized.  Loxnox, March 15.���Tho first of  the campaign is over. Lord Roberts arrived at Modder River on  February Oth. He entered Bloemfontein on March 13th, thus, in  little over a month, he has effected  the relief of Kimberley and Ladysmith, the capture of general  Cronje's forces and the raising of  the British flag in the capital of  the Free State. All this has been  accomplished with comparatively  trifling losses. It is small wonder  that he is the hero of tho hour in  England. All the newspapers  eulogize him and 'congratulate the  country. They talk of the Free  State as having passed out of existence, and as being now one of the  shadows of history. It is not  doubted that there may yet be  heavy fighting, but the genius of  lord Roberts is looked to for victory over all difficulties.  His grim reference to the "late"  president Steyn is understood to  show that there shall bo no ambiguity as to the position assumed  toward the republics. The ' fact  that Mr. Fraser. late chairman of  the Free State'Raad,-and leader of  the opp6sition to Mr. Steyn, came  with the deputation to surrender  the keys is regained*, as" extremely  significant of a considerable difference of opinion among the Free  Staters regarding the war. It is  said that president Kruger hates  Mr. Fraser on account of his sympathy with the outlanders. The  demonstration of the Bloemfontein  inhabitants is also regarded as a  good augury for the future pf British supremacy.  It 'is interesting "in "connection  with the rapid advance of lord Roberts to learn that the Russian military attache with the 'Boevs who  were captured by the British, sent  the following telegram to the czar:  "I am pcifeotly amazed at tho energy in action and tho endurance  of the British infantry. I need say  no more."  There is still no news as to  whether lord Roberts has captured auy rolling stock, if he has not  then he will be obliged to wait until  tho repairing of the bridges,  over���the " Orange ���river enables  him to bring rolling stock  up. The       British       continue  pressing their advance on  Orange ri\er. The Boers still  hold Beth ul ie hiiclge on the north  side of the stream, but their  trenches are dominated by the artillery. Heavy firing is iu progress and there has been .some  skirmishing. Lord Kitchener seems  to be %rcry .successful in reducing  tho extent?of the Dutch rising.  A CANADIANGAINS THE V. C.  Hails From New Brunswick.  From private advices received in  Nelson it would seem that one of  the first Canadian contingent will  get the Victoria Cross. The fortunate soldier is Osburne Matheson of  Newcastle, New Brunswick. The  first heard of him was a telegram  received by major Maltby of Newcastle, brother of Charles Maltby of  this city, which read as follows:  "Regret to report 7782 Osburne  Matheson Avounded at Paardeberg,  27th.    District staff officer."  Later on came the news that  Matheson was tho first man- into  Cronje's laager in the memorable  Paardeberg fight, and that his con-  spicuous bravery had caused him to  be recommended for the Victoria  Cross, an honor which, if he survives the campaign, he seems sure  to obtain. So far as is known Mr.  Matheson has achieved the distinction of being the first of the Canadian volunteers to be selected for  that honor so coveted by all soldiers.  Osburne Matheson was very  popular in his native town of Newcastle and has several friends in  Nelson, among them being Perley  Fleming, Will Stewart, Sandy  Stewart, W. Sinclair, F. Graham  and Charles Maltby. Matheson formerly belonged to the 12th Field  Battery.  NELSON LOCAL NEWS.  AVilliam Gooding and Robert  Sanderson, charged with forgery  and theft respectively, will be  brought before judge Forin in  chambers today to elect as to the  manner of their trial. Sanderson  was a porter in the buffet car of  the C. P. R'. train wrecked some  months ago on the Crow's Nest road  near Creston, and it is alleged that  during the night or.ou' the day following the wreck he "stole' a money  packet containing $150.  Important improvements are an-,  dei' way at the  Bounington  Falls I  Ward, foreman, 140 men. The  various contractors have 107 horses  on. the grade. The wages paid are  as follows: Laborers $2.00 to $3.50  per day; skilled laborers, blacksmiths, etc., $00 to $00 per month  with board; teamsters $35 to $40  per month, with board. The uniform charge for board along the  line is $5.25 per week. J. W. Stewart estimates that he will have  1400 men on the grade within a  short time.  C. R. Hamilton, the well known  Rossland lawyer, was married yesterday in Rossland to Miss Edith  Wilson of New Westminster.  U. P. Wieseuthal has sold 23-144th  interest iu the Helen M. aud Eugenie V. claims to A. N. Vaus for  $75. The claims are situated five  mile's northwest of Nelson.  Yesterday the city ordered 50,-  OoO feet of lumber from the Say-  ward mill at Pilot Bay, 20,000 feet  from the Dewar mill at Porto Rico  siding, and 10,000 feet from the  Fisher-Brydges mill in Nelson. AH  this lumber will be used in planking Front street, between Josephine and Cedar streets, and Hall  street between the tramway and  the C. P. R. tracks.  G.'McL. Brown of Vancouver, executive agent of the C. P. R., is in  the city on a business trip.  A party of Nelsonites went to  Kaslo yesterday afternoon to take  in last evening's performance by  the Nelson minstrels.  MINERS HAVE QUIT WORK  At Athabasca and Granite.  Yesterday at noon 65 out of 75  men employed at the Granite and  Poorman mines and 75 out of a  stall' of 90 at the Athabasca packed  their blankets and came down the  hill to" remain until certain differences between themselves  and the  are   ad-  A Buifalo Contribution.  Bcffalo, .New York, March 14.���  The commissioner having in charge  the raising of tho fund for the relief of the widows and orphans of  the British soldiers killed in South  Africa foi warded today to the lord  mayor of Loudon a draft for ��231  with the following letter. "We  take great pleasure in addressing  you with a draft for ��234 sterling  in aid of your fund for the relief of  the widows aud orphans of the  brave soldiers in South Africa.  This subscription is the result of  an appeal  made  to tho  British  The Disaffected Districts.  Oai'e Towx, March II.--[Wednesday.]- The Canadians fiom Victoria Wast proceeded to tiie Treis-  ica districts. A Kimberley farmer  who has just returned there from a  trip to Barkley West reports that  tho country is almost deserted. He  covered a distance of 73 miles.  Boers are said to bo massing a  strong force on the Vaal river, iu  the neighborhood of Klip Dam.  Western Union   Telegraph   Company.  NbwYouk, A shore mooting of  the stockholders of the Western  Union Telegraph Compauy was  held today, when the proposed issue of $20,000,000 for half per cent  refunding fifty year bonds, was  approved by a two-thirds vote.  Tho directors of the company mot  later and declared the regular  quarterly dividend of 1J per cent.  Answer Disappointing.  PiiKTOfUA, March 12.--Via Lorenzo Marquez, Tue.-day, March 13.���  Lord Salisbury's, reply to presidents  Kruger and Steyn causps bitter disappointment, and secretary of state  Reitz says it means that the war  will have to be fought to the bitter end.  power house. Tho grade for a new-  pipe line to tap the upper falls is  complete, 2500 feet of w ork having  been done. The new pipe line will  be 0 feet iu diameter. The work  will not bo continued for the present, the unsettled condition of the  iron trade being alleged' as the  reason for delay. The proposed  changes will double the capacity of  the power house.  An interesting section of work is  being done at the Venus just now  in tho siuvpo of an upraise from No.  3 tunnel to connect with No. 2, a  distance of some 100 foet. Eighty  feet of the upraise, has been completed. The worJc has been iu the  pay chute throughout, and the last  assay from the property showed  values of $89.20 to the ton. The  upraise begjus^_4J0_fcet_from-the  mouth of No. 3 tunnel, and a gain  of 27 feet was made last week.  The North Fork Mining Company  has transferred the Maud S. on  Dcnnison mountain on the north  fork of Salmon river and the Ben  Hassan, one mile east of the north  fork, to the Now North !<'ork Mining Company. A certilicato of improvements has also been issued to  the last named company in respect  of those claims.  ./. W. Masterson has transferred  to William Coffey a quarter interest in the Atlin, Minuted between  Bear and Wild Horse .creeks. William Cofi'ey has; also bought an  eight interest in tho same claim  from A. J. 'Campbell and Frank  Britton of Vmir.  The funeral of the late R. L.  Brown, who was fatally scalded  aboard the tug Ymir on Monday  last, takes place this afternoon.  Tho members of Court Kootenay,  Independent Order Foresters, meet  at Odd i'oi lows* Hall at h'M p. m.'to  attend the funeral, A large delegation of tho deceased engineer's  comrade5- employed on the Columbia & Kootenay steamers and the  C. P. R. will be present aud the  Oddfellows will also beiepresentcd.  The service will bo hold at St.  Paul's Presbyterian Church at  2 o'clock, after which the cortege  proceeds to the Union cemetery,  where interment will bo made in  the Oddfellows' plot,  Theie aro today 710 men at work  on the Balfour extension, divided  among the respeetho camps as follows: "John McMartin, 00 men; J.  Welch, 05: Victor Stone. 100; It F. ,  Utiriis, IU; Camp No. 1, P. Hughes  foreman, 125 men; No. 2, M. Sullivan foreman, 125 men; JNTo. 3, G,  respective   managements  justed, -    ��� J "  On-Wednesday, the 7th instant,  committees representing the men  employed in the, Granite, Poorman  aud Athabasca mines called on Capt.  T. J. Duncan and E, Nelson Fell  with a petition, in which they made  the request * that the compromise  wage scale now operative in the  Slocan should be adopted here.  Both gentlemen requested a delay  until Saturday to formulate" a reply. On Saturday a further delay till yesterday was requested  and granted.  At noon yesterday captain Duncan informed the miners in the  Granite and 1'oorman that he was  unable to comply with their request.  A similar announcement was issued  to the men at tho Athabasca. Upon this' the men quit work and  came to Nelson.  The wages paid at the three  mines specified, above -differ-from  "the Slocan scale inasmuch  as hand drillers here have been  paid since June 1st, $3 per day,  laborers $2.50, machine men $3.50,  men in shafts $3.50 to $4, those in  receipt of over $3 per day paying  board at the rate of $1 per day,  and those receiving $3 and under  at the rate of 75 cents, while iu the  Slocan, hand drillers are receiving  $3.25, all surface men and car men  $3 with a uniform into of board of  $t per day. A difference thus exists of 25 cents 2ior day in tho eases  of car men and laborers'wage* in  favor of the Slocan scale1. The  miners claim that the total increase  in wages at the Athabasca mine,  had the Slocan scale been introduced, would only, have been $3  per day at the outside, while the  increase in the payroll at the Granite and Poorman would have been  slightly less.  CONSERVATIVE   DELEGATES  To the Nelson Convention.  The Rossland Conservatives have  selected the following-named gentlemen to attend the Nelson convention on Friday of this week:   Delegates���C.   E.   Race,   Dr.    Edward  Bowes, (B. A. C.)MorkilI, Alexander  Dick, Hector IVJeRae, mayor Goodeve, J. S. Clute, jr., David B. Bogle,  A. B. Mackenzie, W. J. Nelson, Ross  Thompson, and John Dean.   Alternatives���W. Orde, T. Mayne Daly,  J. Fred  Ritchie, -William Hasp, C.  H.   Mackintosh,    and   W.   Wyllie"  Johnston.   The names are suggest- -  ive.   All the gentlemen are Conser- ,  vatives who, without question, outwardly endorse the platform adop- .  ted at the New Westminster con- ~  vention, but who are  AArorkiug secretly to   discredit   the   platform  they outwardly favor.    These are  the men whom the rank and file of-  tho Conservative party are asked'  to blindly follow���to  certain and  merited'clef eat.  The Nelson   Conservatives   will  elect   delegates    tomorrow   night."  The following is the slate prepareel  by the Macdonald machine:   W. A.  Macdonald, R. M. Macdonald, J. H.  .  Bowes, Fred Elliot,  S. M. Brydge��,'  J. Roderick Robertson, F. W. Peters,  ex-mayor Neelands, Frank Fletcher,  Thomas G.   Procter,   and   W. W.  '  Beaton.   The rank and file of.the  Conservatives will not be allowed  auy Aroiee in  their selection;  but  the rank and file will  be  expected  to vote for the candidate these men  select.  At Kaslo the delegates  will be,  elected tonight, and it is said that  R. F. Green, M. P. P., will head the.-'  delegation.  POLITICAL   POINTERS.  Snowslide at Trout Lake,  Gus Johnston,  Nels Nelson  and  William Flobcek, three well known  miners, were caught in a snowslide  on the 9th of March, and Flobcek  was killed. The men were trapping near Trout lake, about live  miles from the town of Trout Lake,  and were sleeping in a cabin in the  heavy timber, where no .slide had  occurred before. About midnight  the avalanche struck them, wrecked  tho cabin and buried ail three. Gus  Johnston dug out and rescued his  comrades. The third man was  dead. The two .survivors were two  days and a half reaching the town,  travelling bare-footed. John Do-  herty, foreman of the Nettie L  mine, who was crushed by falling  rock in the mine about ton days  ago, died of hi.s injuries. He was  buried on Saturday. Deceased was  from California.  It is now stated that the Macdonald machine Conservatives have  discovered a man that they can  run for tho legislature. The man  is alderman Wilson. He is to be  brought out first as an independent  business man's candidate, then endorsed by> tho Conservative machine. The mine owners will furnish the sinews of war, as his views  on the eight-hoftr question are to  their liking. He would be a strong  man in the house, if elected,  Tho question ofsupplj'ing the city  of Nelson with electric light has  ceased to bo one of economics. It  has become a political issue. The  men who favor allowing the West  Kootenay Power & Light Company  of Rossland an entraucc into tho  city arc iu favor of electing a man  to the legislature "who will vote  against any attempt to change tho~  Water Clauses Act so as to allow a  | eity corporation the same right to  I acquire water records as is now enjoyed by p_rivate corporations..    _ _  "If wo are good enough to vote  for Conservative party nominee^  we are good enough to be consulted  as to who should be nominated,'" is  the way a life-long Conservative  stated it yesterday on Bakorstreet.  The Cranbrook School Enibroglio.  The following  was  handed   the  editor of Tub Trihunh yw-leulny  by two young men, evidently school  teachers holding British  Columbia  certificates.       It   is  published   for  what it is worth :     "With  regard  to  the school    question    in  Cranbrook, mention of which was Uiadn  iu yesterday's Tkihiwk, tho  action  of the superintendent of education  is considered   perfectly justifiable  in refusing a permit to* an outsido  teacher   when   there   aro    plenty,  with a British Columbia  certificate  available,      Tt is   surprising that  such enlightened people as the citizens  of  Cranbrook should   confoi  such 'a    responsible    po&ition    as  trustee on men who are  utterly incapable of performing rtho dulic  involved.    Until the people succeed  in electing citizens, who  will  take  enough interest  in  school  matters  as to read the School Act and  thus  discover what their duties are, and  who will perform  those duties in  the interests of the  citizen*  rather  than   in   their   own    interests  or  those   of    their    own    particular  chuich, they must expect trouble in  school matter,-.."  Captured the Town.  Kaslo, 3Iarch 14. ���[Special to  The Tribune.!���The Nelson Minstrels havo captured the town.  Thoy arrived from Sandon this  afternoon and immediately paraded  the principal streets. They will be  greeted tonight by the largest  house ever seen in Kaslo. I  t ���>  If  2  THE TRIBUTE:  KELSON B. C  THURSDAY,  MARCH 15 1900  I  Three  Craek-a-jacks  Worth Seeing  k  la -  It  w  No. 1��� Ladies' Tailor Made Suits, all the newest  styles and materials, special values, at $io, 12.50,  15,00,   15.50,  20.00,  22.50,  25.60 and 30.00.  No. 2���Ladies' Print Wrappers, newest patterns,  and specials at $1.25,   1.50, 1.75, 2.00, 2.25, ancl 2.50.  No. 3���Ladies' Blouses, nobby designs in Prints,  Muslins and Piques, specials at 75c, $1.00, 1.25  1.50,  2.00,  2.50, and 3.00.  Silk Blouses, special values at $3.50, 4.00, 5.00, 5.50  8.00, 10.00, 15.00, 20.00, 22.50, and 25.00.  Every Garment Guaranteed Perfect Fitting.  artin O'Reilly & Go.  :;'';Houston Block, Baker Street. ...  Don't Smoke a Cheap Pipe  Wi  ie  ev  See  THURMAN, Tobacconist.  @fre f&vibtxne.  This Greenwood Daily Times  laments the circumstance that the  people of British Columbia appear  to dread Joe Martin more than they  do smallpox or bubonic plague.  The Times fears that smallpox is  spreading throughout the province,  and it reasons from this that there  is something wrong with the provincial board of health." It looks as  "if the Times man was badly seared.  Tub Vancouver World, the pocket  ' edition of premier Martin, urges all  who are eligible to have tlieir names  placed upon the voters' list in-time  for the revision in May.    This indicates that premier Martin has not  receded from the position that the  =   revision of the lists must precede  the elections.     It   is  now  np to  Mclnues.   Premier Martin, in addressing  the Liberals'of Vancouver, on Friday evening, reminded them that  , the eight-hour law would be one of  the chief issues in the approaching  campaign.    The vote of every elector in the proviuce would betaken  upon it, and ib would altogether depend upon the reprebentatives returned whether the legislation ic-  mainecl upon the statute book or  - not.     That_the_premier..coi recfcly_  stated tJie situation cannot be gain-  baid.    Those who desire to see tho  eight-hour law retained have thero-  "foretlie choice of tho following lines  of   action.     They   may   vote   for  premier  Martin, or his candidates  where they present themselves, in  the vain hope that premier Martin  may have a majority in the next  legislature; or thoy may vote for  those candidates who are in sympathy with tho Turner opposition,  which did all it could to embarrass  the  government   which gave   the  province   the   eight-hour   law;  or  they may vote   for the machine-  made Conservatives who are in the  iield professedly favoring the eight-  hour -law for campaign  purposes,  but qaietly receiving the  Support  and assistance of the bucking mine-  owners; or they may bring out or  support   such  candidates   as they  know can be relied upon, not only to  .support the eight-hour law, but if  necessary,  to fight  for it.    Those  who  desire  to .see the eight-hour  law retained have the case iu their  own hands.    It depends upon their  selecting strong candidates and in  working for them till the poll closes.  evidence. He has got to that stage  where he can hold spirited meetings  aud be sure of a good reception, but  the enthusiasm which he evokes is  municipal and not provincial. One  remarkable thing he has accomplished.. He has drawn J. C. Mc-  Lagan from all' his former idols so  completely that he now attends the  Martin meetings and leads in the  applause as premier Joe alternately  slates the. 'members of the old  Turner party and the orthodox  Liberals of British Columbia, Manitoba and the Territories. This is  something which no other politician  has been able to accomplish since  Vancouver was.  The Nelson Miner yesterday apprised its readers of the fact that  mayor Houston received a salary as  chief magistrate. This startling  piece of news was not received as a  "special to the "Miner," but "was  carefully gleaned fiom a report of  the city council's proceedings. The  Miner -then proceeds that mayor  Houston, being a salaried official,  should be courteous to those who  attend meetings of the council. It  is not likely that anyone will  quarrel with this reasoning even  though it comes a trifle late. But  can it be that tho Miner, in this  abstract way, is referring to the experience of the tramway representative who desired to bore with a  speech a council that did not wish to  bo bored. If so the staid old Miner  is confusing license with courtesy.  Xo pet son appearing at the council  meeting has a right to address the  council save by consent. It is generally conceded; but when the  matter upon which a heating is requested is disposed of, there no  longer exists any excuse for au address. To refuse a hearing in such  a case is not discourteous. Since it  took the Miner two months to ascertain that mayor Houston was a  salaried official, it is fair to hope  that iu two months more it will  concede he is not discourteous.  pay a scale of wages that does not  appreciably increase the cost of  operating their properties; a scale  of wages that was offered by themselves in another district as a compromise scale and accepted by the  mine workers, it would appear to  the average man that they do not  want peace or harmony unless the  peace and harmony is of the kind  that exists between a slave and his  owner; tho peace and harmony  that comes to the man that accepts  the bread of charity. It is to be  hoped that the mines operated in  Nelson district will, in time, be  managed by men endowed with  just a little horse sense and a little  straightforward honesty.  The tramway petition that was  presented to the last meeting among  other things stated, that a "number  of parties are desirous of obtaining  electric power, but are  prevented,"  etc.   Who are the parties that are  so   anxious    to    procure   electric  power?   Will the tramway people  give their names?   Will the  tramway people also take the people of  Nelson into   their   confidence  and  publish their agreement with the  West   Kootenay   Power   &   Light  Company   for   power?   Does    auy  such agreement exist?   Is not the  tramway company   a   mere   stool  pigeon of the power and light company?   How   many   of the "head  push"  of   the   tramway  company  have a dollar of their  own money  invested in   the company?   These  are questions   that the people of  Nelson ���would like answered before  they take any steps toward giving  the West Kootenay Power & Light  Company of Rossland an entrance  into the city.  The    working    miners   around  ^Moyic have set the mine managers  of other districts a good example.  Prior to the settlement of the wage  dispute in the Slocan-they .were receiving $3.50 per day for hand drilling.   They were in no way affected  by-the Slocan trouble, but when the  compromise   was   arrived   at   the  management of the St. Eugene Consolidated suggested that the hand  drillers recognize the $3,25  scale,  which they did.   This is as it should  be, and the;bucking miue managers  of the Nelson district would be acting the graceful part if they too  fell into line   and recognized the  Slocan compromise as the standard  wage   for  their district,    lb is an  even    break   between    what   the  miners asked and what the miue  managers    offered    in    the     first  instance.   TriE people of Nelson, if they are  wise, will insist ou sending a member to the legislature who will  work to secure an amendment to  the Water Clauses Act allowing  cities to acquire water rights i'or  power purposes. This can only be  obtained by sending a man who  knows what to-light-for-and  how  "HUDSON'S BAY"  fi0. 0^ . 00 .00.^0 .00 . 00 .00 .  e*-<*L-e*-iZt'<*''&  0*'00-fi*-fi*-fi*"fi*"0ft-0*-0*'0*'00>  iff  iff  iff  &  '%  Hi  ��\  Hi  \ii  SEND  Hi  Hi  FOR  (0  Hi  ��  Hi  Hi  SAMPLES  Hi  %3333*-3 999 999 &  Ladies'  Mac intoshes  Latest Styles  m  m  Xlf  iff  iff  ^aaaa*********  it  Xlf  iff  iff  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  iff  iff  iff  iff  iff  iff  Xlf  ress  iff  iff  ito  iti  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.  Shirt Waists and Wrappers  1  JUST IN  We have opened up and are marking the  largest stock of Wash Shirt Waists and  Wrappers ever received in Nelson. .Eight in  style and right in price.  Black and Navy Serge $3 to $12.50.  iff  iff  iff  Black Brillanteen, plain and fancy, $2.50   ^kd  Xif  to $9,  Ready?raade Skirts  Ask to see our new Silk Underskirts from  $5 to $20.  Two more pieces of all wool Sheppard's  plaid dress goods, 44 inches wide.  NEW GOODS ARRIVING  DAILY  \ii  IK ���&  ��'  *��  n\  m  Ladies'  and Children's  Cashmere Hose  <!S?g-S-fr&��S-��-&C-S-S-&^  red Irvine & Co.  ^3333333333^  3 The  m Latest  %        Neckwear  m  *3L  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  it)  \)>  \ii  Ut  \l/  iif  \ii  Hi  ill  ^tftfettffrfff^  ift  '0*^^^^'^-fi*?^'^^^^00^fi5-0*?00'-fi*-00"00-00-00        ^"^���5J-^"-^^^<Si ^"55 ^^S^^-^-^l-^-^^W  Titat premier Martin is getting  together something like a following  in Vancouver cannot be disputed;  but that he ha& become the uomiueo  of the liberals o�� the province or  even of Vancouver, is nol ��l all in  The action of captain Duncan  and It Nelson Fell, managers of the  Duncan and Athabasca mines, respectively, is not the action of individuals, but the action of the Nelson District Mine OwnciV Association. The associa tion has c\ idently  decided that the men have no collective rights; that they must accept tiie wages offered them without questions being asked; that  they must consider themselves mere  machines ; that the right to organize is a right that alone .should be  exercised by mine owners and mine  managers. When mine managers  decide that they will close the j  mines in their charge xather than |  to tight i'or it. No man supported  by any combination of mine owners  could be entrusted to do'tho work,  for the mine owners have but one  object in view, the repeal of the  oight-hour law. This is their whole  platform. They are like the people  of Victoria and Vancouver, whoso  entire platform is made up of one  plank, namely, the advancement of  the interests of their respective  cities.  i^^dlMdsihic]  ST.   PATRICK'S   CONCERT.  Patriotic  Concert  in the  Opera House  SATURDAY EVENING  March  17th.  Best Local Talent'  in Vocal and Instrumental  Numbers  Vernon  Street, Nelson.  INCORPORATED 1670.  IF YOU WANT A  Good  ervicabfe  2u9 BAKEIl STKL'KT  REMOVAL SALE  e  \Vaha\eino\cct into tho Hall block, nml wnl  bo pleased to meet till our customers awl fi wilds.  Wo tordmlly invito jou to giie us a call. You  will Iiml oui goods nun kedntqnick belling prices.  This slock jiioludoM Heaclvto-w'ear Clothing,  Km nishingv Halo und Cups, Booth and Shoes.  -.'CO Baker Sticet;,  ll.ill block  BROWN & DO,  . Robie  Stylish  Take a  look through  our store  before buying.  We can Save you Worry and Money  FASHIONABLE  TAILOB  Workmanship and  quality of goods t\\e  best obtainable  Opposite Sih or King Hotel, Baker sit cot, Nelson  CUT PRICES IS THE  oitra:n of the day  General Admission 50c  The Latest Wail Papers  BORDERS AND MOULDINGS  Ana I want to bo in It. I have just received  FjII sample* of Suitings and Overcoatings repie-  senling a $50,000 btock to choose from made to  j our order at prices never before heard of m Nelson All the latest fads in Fancy Vestings for  1001 and winter. , , ���  Ladies' tailoring in all its branches a specialty.  LoiACbt priced.   Itooins 1 and 11, Hillyer block.  We aie now opening up ihe largest stock of  whII Tupeif boi'dots.ind mouldingsovurrocciml  in Xelson. Wolimchased duoct from IheJlon-  Ife.ii impellers, ,u'd have tliciclore tlielntustde-  sigii*, and ciooest prices. Special quota! ioiib to the  ti <tdu.  F, J. Bradley & Go.  ' I'AIN'ir.RS AM) DELOK \ 1 OI5S  Coiner Victoria and Josephu.e Snoots, Nel&on.  W. Starmer Ssrjith & Go.  PAPER HANGER, GLAZIER,  PAINTER, ETC.  CHIMNEY SWEEPING  OITlco''Ward Street Opposite Opcui Honso  Paiace f^eat IVJar^e  -Headquarters  for all kinds of  Fresh and Cured  Meats.  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, f  Rustic, Shiplap, Stepping, Door Jambs, Pine;;  and Cedar Casings, Window Stiles, Turned;;  Work, Rand-sawing, Brackets, Newel Posts,jj  Turned VerandaPostsrStore Fronts^ Doors,  Windows and Glass.  Get prices before purchasing elsewhere  aw an  aning  m  Ollleo and Mills corner Hall nnd Front Streets, Nrii-r  Hudson's Bay Stores J stevens, The Tailor j  A feature will fcc snado of tlio poultry nnd  game ti.idr. They will alwajs be on hand during their feoason.  J. L.  PORTEK, Prop.  109 Jobcphine St.,betA\ een Baker aud Vcinon.  Telephone 15!).  Piano Tuning  L S. OTIS, Resident Piano Tuner  Leave orders at  Dover's, Sainton's,  Thomson's Stationery Co.  KELSON, B. C.  FOE   SALE.  Large two and a linlf story frame house, con-  taijiniff (loiihlo diavsinjj loom, t liediooi'is and  diosiin{Moum twth clothes close'.*, dining loom,  laitcc kitchen, hot .mil cokl watrr, bath 100m  with bath complete, toilet, lighted -w ith eleotii(,i  ly; within live minutes walk of the- 'business poi-  tioii of tlio < ity: beautiful situation ovoilooking  the liike. T�� o lots,c,leh 2,">\120 feet, fenced, mirt  W'lth l,���wii in front. A vaj ilcsn.ible losidencc,  newly fui niched nnd carpeted throughout with  best fuiintuio and caipcK. Furnitiuo mid  kitehen utensils, will be bold cither ���with the  house 01 separately.  Foi teims and paiticulars apply to XV. A. Galliher, at the ollice ofGalhhei �� Wilson. overMc-  Aitluir's fuiintuio stoic, Llaker btieet, JS'clson,  B.C.  SAWMILL   POR   SALE  The saw mill and plant lately owned bj Joseph  T. Kohei ts, at Itj koit's Landing, and eonsi .ting  of a TiOhoise powui boilei, engine, Gnittth &  Wedge top ng sawmill, edgur, planer, bolting,  etc., etc., will be sold where they now.btand.  Apply to  TAYLOtt & HANNINGTON, Solicitors.  Notice of Application for License.  I tioicbygivo notice th.it 1 intend to apply to  the lloaid of Licensing Coiumissioneis' of the  City of Nelson at its nest meeting: for an hotel  license for llie premiseR HituaU) upon lot 24, block  68 (northeast corner of Vornon and Hall streets)  in lbs city of KcIbod. li, E. LEMON.  Vernon street, east of McBi ide'h stable  MISS HULE, Manager  Al! kind.} of laundiy work  at exceptional!  low pi ices.  Unstaichod pieces, 21 cents to8,3 cents ado/o>  GENUINE  J. T. FIFE  O. Box 560  & CO.  NELSON  NOTICE.  Notice is heicby given that 1 intend to apply  the mc.\t meeting of the Bo.ud of License con  miSMOncis for (lie City of Nelson, held after th  expiiation of tl ntj dajs from the dale lien c ^  fora tiatisforot the saloon license now holil>,>''i  me, dated Ihe loth day ot January, I'M, lot <luj  (ilue Pot taloon, situate on the A\esthalf of lot  hlock 2, Nelson, 11. C, to John Luidbiad of M  bon.B. C,  Dated this 3��d day of March, lflOO.  -Witness: H.H.Wa��i>.        W.A.WA1VO. THE TRIBUNE:   NELSON B, C, THURSDAY, MARCH IB, 1900  BANK OP MONTREAL  CAPITAL, all paid up..$12,000,000  BEST     6.000,000  Lord Strathcona and .Mount Royal ...Presiden  Hon. George A. Drummond Yicc-Presiden  il. H. Clouston G eneral Manage  NKLSON BRANCH  Northwest Corner Baker and Stanley Streets  Branches in Loxnox (England) New Yonrc,  Chicago, and all tho principal cities in Canada.  THE BANK OF  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  NELSON  Buy and sell Sterling Kxchnngo and Cable  Transfers-.  Gi ml Coiumcici.il and Ti.nelcrs' Cicdits,  avaliable in any pail of tho woild.  lJr.iftt, Issued, Collections Made, Etc.  Saving's Bank Branch  0URiin\T rati: oi-1 imi ui.&t vaid.  bowdeFs   defalcations  On the Increase.  Bowden, tlio ex-emploiree of the  smelter, charged with embcz/.le-  ��� ment, -will be nrnvigned before  magistrate Crease today on the  charge of having stolen $20(33 from  the Hall Mines smelter office. He  has already been committed for  trial ou the charge of having stolon  the $000 check made loathe credit  of the collector of provincial tc venues.  When the case is opened today  evidence will be submitted to demonstrate that Bowden's defalcations are considerably in excess of  the original estimate. An examination of the books has been in progress for several days, in the course  of which it has been shown that  tlio alleged peculations begau as��  far back as last summer. In one  case a cheek for $13 had been issued  to pay a local account, and this had  been cashed by Bowden and tho  amount never handed to the firm  for Avhom it was intended. In another instance Mr. Smith, who kept  the smelter boarding house, paid  Bowden $70 aud received a receipt.  ��� The transaction was entered in the  books without any amount specified, and tho sum iu question is  alleged io have been misappropi i-  atcd. The total shortage discovered to be missing is: On boarding  house account $1430.30: ou general  cash account $1320, the latter being  inclusive of tho $006 item.  Further shortages are beingdib-  cioscd almost daily as the examination of the books proceeds. ^  A   BIT   OF   HISTORY.  Tho''tricolor over which nil the  - political fuss has been crented hi  Quebec, since the outbreak of the  Transvaal war. litis a rather interesting hi&tioy. In Le Temps, Benjamin Suite of Ottawa, one of the'  ' foremost Frcneh-Oauadian historical writers, lias an article in which  among other things die points out  that, tho French flag, the tiicolor.  was entirely unknown in Quebec  until tho alliance between Great  TJiitainand France against Russia  in 1834. Mr. Suite says it was the  Allan Line boats that first twined  those fhigs, and that all through  tlio war, whenever the allied armies  f woo a victory the entwined Union  Jack aud tricolor was displayed on  trains and in public places overy-  J where. For the most part the  French-Canadians have always regarded not   the tricolor   but the  . fleur-de-lis as 1 hc-true-Freneh-flag.-  Any footing that the tricolor has,  however, is tho result of i>, Biitish  jilliancc that not only Quebec but  all tho colonies celebrated.  Is now prepared to, issue Drafts and  Letters of Credit on Skagiiay, U. S.,  Atlin, B. C, and Dawson City, N. W. T.  cipal one, the sacredness of the tie  ���would soon disappear, and the relation between husband and wife become as precarious in Canada as it  is in some parts of the United  States. The propagation of such  ideas is especially dangerous in a  province like Manitoba, with its  largo population of foreigners, who  have not yet become accustomed to  our institutions, and whose own  moral code, brought from their  native laud, is in many eases none  to strict. Under any circumstances  the publication of such a statement  would be indefensible. When done  for the purpose of aifeetiug an election it becomes criminal. Moreover,  the prompt denial of its truth by  premier Macdonald will prevent it  influencing the result in Beautiful  Plains, and the Free Press will not  oven havo the satisfaction of having  successfully performed a smart  election dodge.  Boss, Lee & Taylor A FULL LINE OF  BAKER STREET, NELSON  (George F. Motion's old stand)  ���Hoop, Feed, Grain, Hay  AND PRODUCE  Gar Lots a Specialty  Coircspondcnco Solicited  Phono 20  Wholesale  Houses  NELSON  B.C.  GROCERIES.  A MACDONALD & CO.-Corncr Vernon and  ��� Josephine sticets, wholesale grocers nnd  jobbers inblankets, gloves, mitts, hoots, rubbers,  nmckinaws and miners' sundries.  KOOTENAY  SUPPLY  TED���Vernon   street,  grocers.  COMPANY,   LIMI-  Nelson,   wholesale  A   DASTARDLY   ACT.   ,  ']'< jtjnto News.  The lengths to which newspapers  will sometime? go, with a view to  making capital for tho political  party to which they belong, i* illustrated by the attempt of tho Winnipeg Free Press to cafet doubt on tho  legality of tho marriages which  have taken place iu Manitoba since  the accession of tho Macdonald government to oflicc. According to  tiio Free Press, the law provides,  that marriage licenses shall be  fssijed by the minister of agriculture, and, as there" is as yet no  minister of agiiouibure in premier  Macdonald's cabinet, it r/aanons that  all marriages which have taken  place in lhn,t province this year are  null and void. The argument is, of  course, absurd, since vhe licenses  have hcen issued by a properly  const ituted government, aud cannot  depend for their validity on the  mere accident of delay in appointing this or that minister. Tho immorality of the Fiee Proas' action  consists in the alaiin wliich the bare  suspicion of legality would excite  jniiong tho hundreds of poisons  itlt'eeted, and in the inculcation of  the idea thfit marriage if. merely a  human instead of a divine institution. Jf it were sunk into the  minds of the people that the sanction of a government officer was tho  only thing necessary to make  man iage binding, or eyejj the priii-  "Loyalty and tiie Flag."  Ottawa Join nal.  Where the British flag stands for  freedom, public aud individual, as  Ave believe it has stood oftener than  any other: in so far as the British  Hag stands for fair play, as we believe  it does stand more than any other; to  the extent the British Hag stands  for broad and generous toleration,  which we believe it does to an extent never rivalled by any other  on earth���loyalty to that flag is admirable, pride in it is just, determination by those of us living beneath it to live and die for it is  noble, llow much of this loyalty,  this justice, this nobility is visible  in the action of those rioters who  marched through Montreal to compel lawabiding neighbors and fel-  low-citi/.ens to shout for their  special brand of alleged Britishism ?  'Ours is ti great, a free, a just and a  tolerant flag,.devoted to tho good of  humanity and tho'aclvaneonient of  Christianity' ran the mob slogan,  practically, 'and if you don't wave  it when we think you should wave  ib we will kick the stuffing out of  you.' A great loyalty to the British flag ffuly, with" the logical result that another class in Montreal,  some of whom had had their heads  broken to make them admire the  Uagjtook their turn, tore down the  flag and trampled it under foot.  and Bros.  REAL ESTATE AND  INSURANCE AGENTS  fOHN CHOLDITCH & CO.-Front street, Nel-  **    son, wholesale grocers.  PROVISIONS, PRODUCE AND FRUITS.  PARSONS PRODUCE COMPANY-Vernon  street, Nelson, wholesale dcalors in provisions, produce, aud fruits. Agents for Swift &  Co. bacon and hams.  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  local and .coast.  Flooring  local and const.  Newel Posts  Stair Rail  Mouldings  Shingles  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  of all kinds,  IP WHAT YOU WANT IS NOT IX STOCK  WK WILL JUKI. II" VOU YOU  CALL AND GET PRICES.  AMERICAN  AND  EUROPEAN  PLANS  The Keremeos Townsite Company  KEREMEOS,   B.   C.  Lots 30x12CU  Main  Street 100 Feet Wide.  Corner Lots $100.     Inside Lots $75  T Y-  LAWRENCE  Baker St.,  Agents for J. & J. TAYLOR SAFES  Bogustown)   Fairview   Addition.  OTSHERWOOD  REAL ESTATE  INSURANCE AND  GENERAL AGENT  GRIFFIN  &  CO.-Corner Vernon and  Josephino streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers  in provisions, cured meats, butter and eggs.  FR. 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.  SASH AND DOORS.  NELSON SAW AND PLANING MILLS  LIMITED���Corner Front and Hall streets,  Nelson, manufacturers of and wholesale dealers  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  TTOOTENAY CIGAR MANUFACTURING  ���*-*��� CO.���Corner Baker and Hall streets, Nelson, manufacturers of "Royal Seal" and "Koote  nay Belle" brands of cigars.  HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.  TT BYERS & CO.-Corner Baker and Josephine  ���LJ- streets, Nelson, wholesale dcalors in hardware and mining supplies. Agentsfor Giant  Powder Co.   HARDWARE ICOMPANY���  . Nelson, wholesale dealers in  hardware and mining supplies, and water and  plumbers' supplies.   VANCOUVER HARDWARE COMPANY,  LIMITED-Baker street, Nelson, wholesale  dealeis m hardware and mining supplies, plum-  bers and tinsmiths' supplies.   COAL.  OROW'S NEST PASS COAL COMPANY.-  Wholesale dealers in coal nnd coke. Charles  St. Barbe, Agent. Bakoi street. Nclspn<   ASSAYERS'   SUPPLIES."  WF. TKETZEL & CO.-Corner Baker "and  ��� Josephine streets, Nelson, wholcale dealers in *as3ayers supplies. Agentsfor Denver  Fire Clay Co. of Denver. Colorado. r  LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  TURNER, BEETON & CO.-Corner Vemon  and Josephine streets, Nelson, wholesale  dealers in liquors, cigars and dry goods. Agents  for Pabst Brewing Go. of Milwaukee and Calgary Brewing Co. of Calgary.   COMMISSION MERCHANTS.  HJ. EVANS & CO.���Baker street, Nolson,  * wholesale dealers m liquors,1* cigars,  cement, fiie brick and fire clay, water pipe and  steel rails, and gcneial commission merchants.  PAINTS   AND   OILS.  NELSON HARDWARE COMPANY-Baker  Street���Wholesale dealers in paints, oils,  and brushes of all kinds. Largest stock in  Kootenay. *   FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  BURNS &   CO.-Baker   stieet,   Nelson,  wholesale dealers in fresh and cured meats.  Cold storage.  J. A. Sayward  HALL AND LAKE STKEET8. NELSON  Porto Rico Lumber Go.  (LIMITED)  MEALS  25  CENTS  ROOMS LIGHTED BY ELECTRICITY  AND HEATED BY STEAM  2J CENTS TO 51  321 to 331 Baker Street, Nelson.  HOTEL  BAKER STREET. NELSON.  Successors to  A. DEWAR & CO.  Rough and  Dressed  Lumber  Shingles  Mouldings  A-1 White  Pina  Lumber Always in  Stoc!\.  We carry a complete stock of  Coast Flooring, Ceiling, Inside Finish, Turned Work, Sash aud Doors.  Special order work will receive  prompt attention.  Lighted by Electricity and Heated with Hot Air.  P.  TENTS   AND   AWNINGS.  ftt ELSON TENT AND AWNING FACTORY  **   Bakor street, Nelson.   Manufacturer of all  kinds  of   tents,  P. O. Box 7tt.   "���  .   awnings,   and   canvas   goods.  Theo. M.iason, propi letor.  WINES AND CIGARS.  CALIFORNIA WINE COMPANY, LIMITED���Corner Front and Hall streets, Nelson, wholesalo dealers tn winos {case and bulk)  and domestio andimported cigars. ___^  CRATED AND MINERAL WATERS."  TH0RPE-& CO.t-UMITEB.-Cornci Vernon  and Cedar streets, Nelson, manufacturers  of and wholcsaledealeis in torated waters and  fruit syrups. Solo agentsfor Halcyon Spungs  minora! water.   Telephone GO.       _____  Porto Rico LumberCo. Ltd.  Contractors and Builders  WILL DO WELL TO  Buy Their Lumber  AT  G. 0. Buchanan's  A large stock o�� first-class dry material on  hand, al��o ft full hue of sash, doers," mouldings,  turned work, etc.  Factory Work a Specialty  Yard!   Foot of Eendryx street, Nelson  nuunn Jo(|n Rae, Agent  COAL]      COAL!  GREAT REDUCTION  $9.65|��'sNosfc   $6.15  Largo comfortable bodrooms and  flrst-clasa  dining-room. Sample rooms for commercial men.  RATES $2 PER DAY  W[rs. L C. ClarKe, Prop.  LATI3 OK THE ROYAL HOTEL, CALGAKY  Waverly Hotel  This popular hotel which is now being'  enlarged and icno\.itcd, will be reopened  on Match 1st, when it will have 10 large,  nicely furnished and veil lighted looms,  heated with hot air. Special attention  will be gncn to the dining room.  RATES REASONABLE.     -  Hard Coal  Anthracite  TELtPIlOJiE  33  DELIVERED  C. A. PROSSER, MANAGER  A Big1 Schooner  OF  BEER OR  HALF-AND-HALF  ALWAYS  FRESH  10c  ALWAYS  COOL  The bet glass of beer to bo had in Nelson is at  TIIE CLUB IIOTEL  Corner Silica and  Stanley Streets.  E. J. CURRAN, Prop.  IV|adrieii House  Raker and Ward  Streets, Nelson  G. W. West & Go.  BooK Bidding  AND  Vh it door weifc  of Bank of Biitish  Columbia building.  Baker Street  Charles 0. J. Christie  GENERAL BROKER  ! (loots wcHlnf Dominion KxpiChiofllre.  P. o. Box S2X   l'honoh: Ofllce 117, House 1G2  I'OU 0ALI3  l-i oom house and Slots     ��1500  1 lo' on C'.irboiiiito struct  ..    -100  '.'lots Obsorvntor) sticet <i.V)  2 lots and l-ioom hoiis.o      1100  7-ltOOM HOUSE ''Oil RENT"  Loans and insuiance piomptlj attended to.  GENERAL  BROKER  Thioc dwi lhng houbcs, for t-ate on eti>y tonus.  One lot op Stanley stieet, opposite Hojal  hotel, for sale at a b.uga.n,  Oi.o bficn loomed hous>c and one tinoc-room  house foi lent. _.__., �� ,������ �����,  See ANNABJL.E  CLEANING  AND  REPAIRING  Fine Tailoring  YOUR OWN GOODS JfADE UP  OLD GLOTHES MADE GOOD AS NEW  ARTHUR GEE  Opposite Clarke Hotel.   MERCHANT TAILOR  eth bridge Gait Coal  Tho best  value for tho money In fcho maikot  for all purposes..  terms cash     XV. P. TiKitxKV, General Agosfc  Telephone m.   Office with CD. J. Clmstia,    *  FLOUR AND FEED.  BRACKMAN Sc KER MILLING COMPANY  LTD.���Front street. Nelson, wholesale dealers in flour, oatmeal, etc., and hay and grain.  Mills at Edmonton, Victoria, and Now Westminster.  ARCHITECTS.  THWART & CAKRIE-Arohitcctg.   Rooms 7  ���*-*   and 8 Aberdeen block. Baker Htreeb. NoIpod.  ENGINEERS.  rjIIAULKB PARKElt-MlnipK and milling cn-  '-'   gineur.   Wo*t lhikt.r nt!eel, Nelson.  ���m  ��� '    '������'  ��.v ^.^   '���"���"   .iii 1    ii , 1  TRADES   UHlOJSTS.  NELSON MINERS' UNION NO. 90, W. F. of  M.���Moots in minors' union iuiujih, noith-  cast corner Victoria and Ivootemiy street1-, e^oiy  Satuiday ovcning at 8 o'clock. Visiting nieni-  bom welcome.  James Wilkes, Sec'y.    Cu*s, A. McKav. Pies.  rpHE regular nicotinics of the Carpenters' Union  ���*��� aro Field on Wednesday evening of each  w eck, at t o'clock, 111 tho Mmci s' Union hall corner Victoria and Kootenay sheets.  R. ROBINSON  PtCMdcnh   JAMES COLLING. Secretary.  TRADES AND LABOR COUNCIL -The regular meetings of the Nchon Trades and Labor  Conppil will be held in tho miuorn' union hall,  cornorof viclouaapd Kootemij ^treats, on the  first and thud Thuiaday of each month, at  7,30 p. tn.  G. J. liioiipn. Pics. J. H. Maiiikson, Sec'y.  FRATE^AI.   SOCIETIES  NELSON LODGE, NO. 23, A. V. & A. M.  Meets second AVednesday In each month.  Sojourning brethren invited.  KNIGHTS OF PYTHIA&��� Nelson Lodge, No,  25, Knights of Pythias, moots in I. O. O. V.  Hall, comer Baker and Kootonay streets, every  Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock. Visiting Kmghts  cordially invited to attend.  R. G. JOY. K. of R, & S.   LEONARD SCOTT, C. C.  NELSON L.~0. L., No. 1602, meets in I. O. O. F.  Hall, corner Bakor and Kootenay streets,  Ibfc and 3rd  Friday  0/ each month.   Visiting  brpthern cordially invited.  It. Romvaov. W.M. W. Cka wyoitn, Rcc.-Scc.  NELSON .flSRIfi, Number 22, Fiaternal Older  of Eagles, meeU every second and fourth  Wednesday ineach month in Fraternity Hall.  Visiting brethren welooine.  XV. Gosnkll. President.  Cuableb ViwsaKE, Secretaiy  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  rebindinq* done on short notice  The only hotel in Nolson that has remainod  under one management since 1890.  Tho bed-rooms are -svoll furnished and lighted  by electricity.  Tne bar is always stocked by tha host domestic and Imported liquors and cigars,  THOMAS MADDEN, Proprietor.  B. C. HOTEL   erie, b. c.  Firht-class in every respect. Choicest wines,  liquors and cigtrs. Every comfort for transient  and i-Osident guef-ts.  HEADQUARTERS FOR UNION MEN.  JOSKPH CAMPBELL, Piopnetor.  R. REISTERER &CQ;  KM.WCRS AM) BOTTH5KS OJC  FiNE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  BURNS BLOCK  Fruit and Ornamental Trees  Rhododendrons, Roses, Fancy H\Moreens  Magnol ts, Jul lb-., new cioplesRrisoul', for spring  liliintnig. l.artfest and ni">l coMplOte slix k 111  \Vcsti in Canada ( .ill and nial c join sclcotiuiis  or 'end for caMlojjut! Addiess at the nui-cii  giouiidsand gi uenhousc.  m. j. iu;xry.  300(5 Westminster Road, Vancouver, 11. C,.  Fop Sale  Cheap  RAILROAD OUTFIT  Such as Wheel Scrapers, Picks, Slumk, Hammers, Stool, WngotHt, Ijiifjc liuiiKu, 'icnlM, etc.  1 Call at Old Cunowti Shop, Josephine sticet,  Vi onipt and regular  delivery lo il;o trade  Biewery at Nelson  Nelson   Wine   Co.  CHOICE WINES AND LiQUORS  Spciiul utlciillon jnvun to f.iiml} tiade  ''���'i!'��"si;ru..     FRANK A. TMLYN  Nelson, It. C, vis\fti:it  BLACKSMITHiNG  AND EXPERT  HORSESHOEING  Wagon repairli.a promptly attended to by a  SmMsluia wlioohvright.  Special attention given to all kinds of ropalr-  lrK and ciiktam work fiom cniffido point.i.  bhop-   Hall fat, between BaVor and Vemon  TENDERS "WANTED  FOR   REAL   ESTATE.  Trndcis will Ixj u-wncd b\ Ihe undci-igncd  until I2oclock niiiin on Jlondaj. Apul '2nd, I'UKl  foi tlio following d'"s( 1 ilifd lenlV-tateiri Jsi'lson.  I.of.7 and J>rtiirt Lots Hand P) in Rlock !0, to  Kcllifi with the impioWMtirnts (heir on, consisting of the Silwi King hotel and ,t one stoiy idi  dum f.  TciTil's c'Ush The highest 01 ati\ Under not  iiQiussanh 'i ccjilcd.  cuiolim: 'irii-Liv,  Adimnisli ill it c-.l .'cot .lulili.iulin^an.du cased.  NcKoii, IJ C, Jhudi 2uil, J'KKJ.  A. R. BARROW, A.M.I.C.E.  PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  Corner Victoria and Kootuuaj Streets.  I'. O. Uox 55a. TKLKPHONK NO, 95  KEREMEOS  Is the center of the Similkameen Mining District, thirty miles south of  Pentieton and 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 liud 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 in 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 & "Western railway is now being  located through Keremeos, and up the Similkameen river. Stages connect between Greenwood and 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! 3? W|cArthur's  Elegant Sideboards  Superb Cheffoniers  Petite Dressing* Tables  In the Famous Golden Oak  Just Received a Carload of High-class Goods  P. Burns & Co.  , Wholesale and Retail  Hmhtoatb.0. 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  FfSH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  Baker Street, Nelson ��>   Q    TRAVES,   Manager   ORDERS BY MAIL RECEIVE CAREFUL AND PROMPT ATTENTION.   Headquarters for Portland Cement, Eire Bricks,  Fire Clay, American Cumberland-Coal [Blacksmiths]  B. P. BITHET & CO., Ltd., Maria  Spfcial quotations fzi\n\ /or caiload lolb  A. P. GRAY, P, O. Ijoy i'i, Xofeoijj B. C.  Kootcimy AKt'i't  W. P. DIOKSOM  B. H. H. A.PPX.HWHAITH  J. McPHEH  Kootenay Electric Supply & Construction Go,  ELECTRIC SUPPLIES  Complete Electric Equipments for Electric Power Transmission and Lighting for  mines, Towzm Blecu'lo Fixtures, Lamps, Bells, Telephones, Annunciators. Btc.  P. O. Box 606. Josephine Street, Nelson, B. O.  Fred J. Squire, Merchant Tailor  FULL LINES OF WINTER AND SPKIHC SUITINGS  WK1T BA TCKR 8TRKKT* NELSON OPPOSITE 3TLVKR KING HOTKT  That tightis Poor  GAS FITTING OUR SPECIALTY  PLUMBING OF ALL KINDS  "Victoria Street, oiipcifo IVKtofllcc,  LET US PUT  IN G^S  STRAGHAH BROS.  SMOKE  ROYAL SEAL  AND  KOOTENAY BELLE  CIGARS -      *  l^ootenay Cigar ifg. Co.  NKLBOV, IllilTIflll COLUMBIA  MON  ON  AT 7 PER CENT  BUSINESS PROPERTY  AppSj O. h. I.K.VNOX, Soiiciloi, XcKon B. V  TX THK MA'ITKIl Or .AX APPLICATION'  ���t VOU A DLPLH'ATK OF A (,'EUTII'lCATi:  OK TITLi; to lots pIouti (tl) nnd twelve (*2),  Uot k t\i out}' M.n on (J7), < il y of XcKon, H. C.  Xoticc i- licicljy giieii that it is my intention  ut, tho c\pii.ition of one month fiom the  publication heu,of, to 1^,110 ii duplicate of the  OititkMtcof Titlctotti" .iboielumK issued to  GcoitfO A. Ji Hall, on the 'iOUi ilii} of December,  l$'!b, and numbued l."A5 K.  S. V X\ OOTOV,  HeKistrivrGcncr.il  ,ctou.v, B. C, l'Jth Teb  Lirul Hcgisto Oflicc,  nil), l'KJV.  NOTICE TO UNION CARPENTERS.  All ctiptnteis who ate in Miitpitliy with  niKi'iuVed l.iboi .nc luicbj nolilic'd 1'i.it the  c.irpcnteiiiiK m cuntii ition vvilh ]' Hum* ��v  t oni]i.m\ 1 fold stoi.iKi'liIulit, is Ihhiu peifointed  1>> lifitMiiilon labor, and momlxiis. of the  t .11 Pinters I nlon.nnd therein sihiimIIi.v with  it.nle rc(]iiested  to (jovent them-clvcs .ictoni-  '"Kl>" .TAMKS COLMNO.  SocroUvry Xclduu CaiiJCHtei-b' Uulou.  St. JOSEPH'S SCHOOL  NKLSON. H. C.  A boarding and U.iy school rondiiclcil bj the  Sihteisof .St. .Iriscidt u( 1'QiH.e. It is .ltiiulcd at  theeortierof Jhll atxl .I0-1 ptime -trtetsin ono of  the best icstdcnlinl jjoiiion- of X'elsoti, and It  easily itLcossiblii: from nil r>ai ts of the cit).  TbC conisoo/stud) includes the fumfumentJil  nnd liijclici brantbcii of {hoioii(,li KnKlisli education: Husitiu-s cout<u���bookivcepinsf, btcliotf-  inpliv and t)pcwn'tf!ijf. Si icnce coui-e-music;  v null nnd instrumental, draw iiik, *)tc. J'laluait  and needlework, etc.  Kor tet ins und pauidulflfh apply to the Siiter  Sm>crlor.  '     -.   f\    1 Will    open    her  iss ralffler ^m  CHUHCIl bcliool  room on the 2nd ot January, lflon. Koi terms and  all particulars apply to AllSS 1'ALJIKH,  ^Al rohidenico of Sirs. J. B. j{obertf.on, Baker  Street W'CbU  Kootenay   Coffee   Co.  NELSON, H. C.  Coffee roasters and deakrs In Tea and Coffee*  Oilfor fre&h roasted coiteo of best quality aa  follows:  Java and Arabian-Maohn, per pound $   40  Jtw a and Mocha Blend, 3 pounds     1 UQ  Kino Santos, 1 pounds  1 00  Santos Blend, 5 pounds .,..,...,. 1 00  Our Special Jtlond, 0 pounds.   1 OT  Our Uio Koabt, 6 pounds...   1 00  A trial order nniicitrd. S ilcy oom 2 doors cast  of Oddfcllo'vs block. U'ost Knkei Mtcot.  Notice of Application for Licen.se.  I. Adolplic 1 .uiointe nf the Tit) of X< lson, in  the piovince of Hiiti��h Colunihiit, hotel kei per,  hcicbj g[\v notice th.it I nuend to.ijijdy to tho  lioaiil of Liictise t-omnii���.lotieis I01 IncC'ityof  N'clsoii, .itthcii tli��t moiling to be held aftei tlio  expiration of (tlui 1) dajs liotn I his date for a  lu etisc 10 sell vvinc-, --piiits beet and othu" fes-  iiicutcd and nito\n-.itimr li'iuoi-b) iut.ul, in my  notel. ItiiovMi a*- tiie ' ^Montreal Hotel.' sitiitileon  lothiiuiiibcred J.) and 21, in bluok mniibi'icd (17, 111  the wild City of Xeli.oii. A. I.Al'OINTK  Nelson, 1!. C, February 8th, 1900. ��.iu���i-Jlt.��� .".-I..-  THE TRIBUTE:  NELSON. B. C, THURSDAY MARCH  15  1900  mCp.  I A.  I'''  f  b  I  lift  It"  I  1*-  P  I  cJUSm  RECEIVED  A DIRECT IMPORTATION OF  BATH   TOOTH SNAIL   HAIR  Baker Street, Nelson  W. F. Teetzel & Co.  g  Noav i.s tlio time to got a bargain in Clothing as we are  giving a liberal discount on  these goods, for the next few  days in order to make room  for spring goods which are arriving daily o  The Nelson Clothing House  217 219 Baker Street  ESTABLISHED  \H   NELSON IN  1890  .to  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  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 of Canada. Come early and  we will serve you accordingly.    Don't forget the place.  We only employ the most expert watchmakers and  jewelers. All work is guaranteed. Mail orders will receive  our jH'ompfc attention.  JACOB BOVEB, THE JEWELER  NEL&ON, B. C.  Hi  iti  iti  iti  @  ��  Great Clearing Sale  of Dry Goods  $12,000   Stock of , New Goods  Offered at Cost  ' Vlfe 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 ihe g  east.     It is the first time in  the history of Nelson (  that a stock of this size has been offered to the pub- |  lie at  such a low rate, and all wanting  bargains (  should not fail to see our prices.    To the ladies of I  Nelson we would say that_th[sjs s_ggod_QV_portumty  ^  to'gcf yoiiFspring and summer dress goods at a bar- D  gain.    Here is a sample of some of our prices: (  DRESS   GOODS   that  were   40c, now selling at 25c _  do            do               do        - 65c,          do             40c %  do.            do       *       do    -  $1.00,          do             '60c ��  do            do             ,do" .     1.25,          do              75c g  PLAID TWEED SKIRTINGS, five pieces',      " <J  regular $6 line, offered at $4 to clear Z  BLACK LUSTRES, in plain and figured, <j  that were, 50c, now selling at 30c *  do      ,       do                   do       75c,           do       . 45c \  COLORED  DRESS  GINGHAMS,       ���         - \  regular 20c goods, now selling at 12hc ��  COLORED DRESS  GINGHAMS, J  regular 15c goods, now selling at 10c A  COLORED  DIMITIES, regular 15c goods, offered at 10c ;  COLORED  PIQUES,       do"   20c     do          do       12h J  FLANNELLETTE now selling at 5c, formerly 8c ��  Hi  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  to  CITY LOCAL HEWS  The city employees who are extending the sewer outlet have  reached the point where it is necessary to work from boats. A small  barge or scow used by the C. P. R.  for painting and repairing the  steamers will be secured today and  utilized for laj'ing the last fivo  lengths, 100 feet in all. The outlet  will then be in 20 or 30 feet of  water.  Ten men were put at work by  the city ou the Hall Mines road on  the section this side of MeLeod's  ranch. This road is used extensively by corporation teams and  has been in an unsatisfactory condition for some time. A couple of  days' work will put it in good  shape.  The funeral of the late R. L.  Brown, who met death as the result  of the accident on the tug Ymir,  will take place this afternoon from  the lodge room of Kootenay Lodge  No. 10, I.O.O.P. Members of the  lodge and visiting brethren ai'e requested to meet at the lodge room  at 1:30 o'clock. The funeral service  will be conducted in the Presbyterian church at 2 o'clock.  The bricklayers' and masons'  union, No. 3. which is affiliated with  the international brotherhood, was  installed on Tuesday evening by E.  R. LaJTferty, deputy organizer, with  a membership of twenty-five. The  officers installed, were J. W. Eicher,  president; O. Fitzpatrick, vice-president; Joseph Clark, corresponding  secretary; Thomas Todd, financial  secretary.  The work of planking Front  street was temporarily suspended  yesterday owing to the lack of  material. From 150 to 200 feet of  road had been planked with four-  inch plank resting on stringers or  mud sills. The whole amount to  be paved consists of about^ 1100  feet, and this can be done at the  rate of 200 feet per day with an  abundant supply of plank.  A militia order issued from headquarters at Ottawa, under the date  of February 27th, makes it appear  that AV". J. G. Dickson of this city  was the Dickson who was Avounded  at Paardeberg on February ISth.  Press dispatches indicated that the  wounded man came from Victoria.  There is however, a chance that a  mistake has be made at Ottawa as  Dickson is listed as a private and a  volunteer from the Fifth regiment.  A general meeting of the Conservative association takes place  tonight at S o'clock to make arrangements for the reception of  delegates to the forthcoming convention.  The management of the Kootenay  Lake General Hospital desire to  acknowledge tho following contributions for February : From Mrs.  Miller, one roll of rubber sheeting ;  Mrs. Hawkey one roll of cheese  cloth; Mrs. Robertson, one box of  oranges ; Mrs. Stocks, cut flowers;  Mrs. Day, old linen and magazines ;  Thorpe's soda water factory, one  ease of ginger ale; Rev. R. Frew,  house plants.  St. Patrick's day  will   be   celebrated by tho congregation  of the  Church of Mary Immaculate.   High  mass will be said  by Rev. Father  ,Ferland at S:30 a.m. on Saturday.  The following circular has been  issued from the office of the general  superintendent of the C. P. R. at  Vancouver: "Consequent on the  consolidation of the Kootenay  branch lines, F. P. Gutelius has  been transferred from the Rossland  branch and appointed resident engineer, with office at Nelson, of the  sections operated under the super-  A'ision of superintendent J. W.  Troup." Approved: W. Whyte,  manager; It. Marpole, general superintendent.  B7&VT-  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'  SANDON  Auction Sale  Will be Continued Today  Begining at 11. O'clock Sharp  Of  Rare  Household  __Fnrnishing*&  The undersigned  iiluot BLOCK  HAKlCIlSXJiKJiT  A.  has received instructions from Captain  C. S. Moore, who-is leaving  for England, lo sell the whole  of his household furniture and  effects without reserve. The  chattels which will be offered for  sale constitute the finest pieces  of household, furniture in Nelson.    They are: '  Beautiful Chippendale Cabinets  Rosewood Cabinets  Antique Chairs  Fine Old French Chairs  Handsome Inlaid Furniture  Indian and Persian Rugs  Large Brass Bedsteads  Marble Top   Bedroom   Pieces  Fine Pictures.  Citizens who intend visiting  Greenwood should arm themselves  with certificates of A'accination.  The officials of that town have  physicians Avho examine incoming  trains aud enforce A'accination on  all passengers avIio cannot produce  proof of vaccination. This action  is taken OAving to the presence of  several cases of smallpox at Grand  Forks.  The Nelson rifle company's quota  to the Halifax garrison was to haA'e  left for the East last night, but the  local officers received no authority  to SAVear in the men or furnish  them Avith transportation. The  necessary authority Avas Avired for.  James Lawrence has returned  home from his trip to the East.  Mr. LaArrence ordered a set of lanterns specially manufactured for  the use of iirenjen, in Toronto, on  behalf of chief Thompson.  The Nelson Bar Association held  a meeting yesterday afternoon, at  Avhich several matters affecting the  profession Avero discussed.   ''  Rev. J. Colter White of Wolfe-  ville, N. S., has accepted a call to  the Baptise church here. The new  pastor will occupy the pulpit on  Apiil 1st for the first time. The  services on .Sunday next Avill be*  taken by Mrs. M. L. Rattray and on  the 25th instant the Rev. Mr. Stack-  house will occupy the pulpit.  A. Macdonald & Company, wholesale grocers, Avill *be in vlieir new  warehouse on Front street by April  1st. Their stock is being gradually  moved to their new premises.  Suits have been begun by IT.  Byers & Company and Hunter  Bros, of Sandon against tho Dardanelles Alining Company to collect  accounts for goods delivered to the  amount of $1500. Davis, Bowes &  -Ward-are acting" for" plaintiff-ami  filed the Avrits yesterday.  T. A. Mills is performing the  duties of Registrar Simpkins at the  court house during the illness of tho  latter.  Miss Vera Costcllo, who has been  a guest of Mi's. Clark's for the past  thi cc months, returned to her home  in Calgary Jas>t night.  The liceiibe commissioner;* for tlio  city of Nelson met yesterday, mayor  Houston and J. A. Kirkpatrick being in attendance. The transfer of  the Bodega license from R. It Smith  to W. G. Robinson was ratified. No  action A\'as taken regarding the application made by It, E.rLcnioii for  a license for the premises now  knoAvn as the Home Temperance  Hotel, as the regulations had not  been complied Avith in the matter  of securing tho necessary number  of signatures to the application.  The sale of antique furniture at  the residence of captain Moore on  Baker street that AA-as commenced  yesterday Avill be continued today.  Many of the articles remaining unsold are exceptionally fine, and the  crowd of buyers is likely to be  large again today.  D. Wilson left last night for  England via the Crow's Nest Pass.  Prior to his departure a dinner was  tendered him at the Hume hotel to  wish him 'God speed.' Among  those present were: D. Wilson,  H. J. Wilson, B. Wilson, A. M.  Johnson, II. W. F. Pollok.T. Gallon,  II. Hawkins, R. C. Campbell-Johnston and II. W. It. Moore.  Railroad Supplies  Get our prices on  Wheelbarrows, Picks, Shovels, Camp Outfits, Drill Steel  Iron andjSteel, Drill Hammers, Sledge Hammers  Axes, Saws, and Bellows  We Offer the Best Values in kootenay.  LAWRENCE HARDWARE COMPANY  HOTEL   ARRIVALS.  Ax tiik Phair.���li. B. Porter,  Spokane; John Agnew, Athabasca;  J. V. Welch, Seven-mile; Howard  Chapman, Victoria; Lee Coombs,  Rossland; T. J. Jameson, Sandon;  T. E. Connor, Salmo; G. Alartin,  Rossland; C. C. Worsfold, New  Westminster; G. McL. Brown, Vancouver: J. B. II. Rickaby, Victoria;  J. Laidlaw, Fort Steele.  At tub Hume.���G. L. Lennox,  Nelson; Bliss Lennox, Nelson; J. A.  Loudon, Montreal; J. S. Gusty and  wife, Sandon; C. Kanfl'maun, Moyie;  F. E. Morrison, Nelson; A. J. Kerr,  Avife and child, Lindsay; George  Bevin, Cumberland, Wash.: Miss J.  Wellup, Lindsay; Miss Sibbald, Rat  Portage; Miss Collins, Toronto.  At tub Grand Central,���W. N.  Bray ton, Kaslo; 13. A. McLean, Silver King; W. McLean, Silver King;  Fred Steiuburg, Granite; F. K.  Wade," II. l�� Wade, James Me-  Laurin, li. W. Graham, M. C. MeLeod, Athabasca, mine; E. A. Olsen,  Rossland; P. Lorentzen, Athabasca;  W. O. Steele, Ymir; J. E. Enos, Spokane.  At the Quben's.���S. S. Arnold,  Kaslo; F. T. Byron, Silverton; TL  Sleeman, ��� Rossland; A. W, -Boyd,  Erie; D, Smith, Ontario Powder  Works; A. G. McCuIloch, Balfour;  W. G. Wastell, Toronto.  At the Tiikaion'T.���W. Strickland, Greemvood; D. II. Martin,  Granite mine; Bert Wren, Grauita  mine; J. R. Macpherson, Poormrm  mine; J. Fabler, Poormaiv mine; S.  Glencross, Rossland; J. IL Thonip-  sou, Dalrymple, Ontario; J. Draper,  Lethbridge; J, Kelly, Crow's Nest;  3. Matheson Lethbridge; D. McKay,  Lethbridge; J. Club, M. McCuaj>,  J. C. Campbell, J. Graham, City.  Xti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  185   BAKER   STREET  Newly Laid  Town Eggs  Strictly Fresh  s  40c per doz. at  KIRKPATRICK & WILSON'S  The Leading*  Grocers....  Hi  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  ���"���^Tri&,l>'{&,^'S'S',-S'-&'-& i*-i*-**'*-e?-_���!*'��-_,-__'_'-_f'��-  SOAP  SOAP  A PEER AMONG OTHERS  G-ilt Edgre  IS ITS NAME  This Soap, tiikiiif,'��eif,'ht, quality ami cot.1 ii-to ronsidciaiion. will bo /omul llio best aim (hV  cncapc'-ii in thi* iu.uk.cL. JI will 110L iv.i^h koo<N wiLhcruL mimic i ubhinj;, hut tlio titidhL of jjomK'  H'huLl'cr ivoulcn 01 cotton, cm be piopurly clcum'il without mjui.\ nml n'Rh !o-s labor than with  uio^l so-aiUud family "*oaps. Arou can us* it in the b.ith'or to u.isli Lhobaby, luriLsfrigiccIlenfsiucuf  thoiHiteat.iDd bcsLtTualilj.   l''or*.ilu .it ' ���" r  The Western Mercantile Company, Limited.  fancy axd staple gkogkhiks jjakkk street, nklson  W  5^'  >��� S&" ��>��� 2>- is?' s  i.cz.Sl.eZ'tz?.  The goods to  be  offered for  in all parts  FOR  YOUR   CLOTHING.  TL vill rav vou lo e\ainim> nij stock of new uoodn, Fpiinjf overcoats and hpiinff <-niK Rpocln.  hjirgaiiis tDf6otwc.tr. Complete Jiiio-j of Janice JJItC'ieady & Co.t. find the Amcb, lloldon&Lo.n  hauls nnd slicfcs.  sale were coJJected  of the world, and the people of  Nelson will .have a rare opportunity of securing- the same on  their own terms.  Terms of Sale���Cash.  For further  particulars  ap-  224-S2�� Baker Street, jfeteoi].  THE0  MADS0NJ  ply to  C. 1 Watanas & Co.  AUCTJOJWEERS  Canada Drug & Book Go.  We are ready for your gardening. Fresh seeds in bulk, both  Vegetable and Flower Seeds, also  Lawn Grass and White Clover.  BUSINESS   MENTION.  Piano i'or sale; practically new;  A'ldies<! Ho\ '2.U, XclMin.  Wanted���A boj^ to help deliver  dc!n cr milk uiirl feed coivd. .Auply to II. Ii.Hnr  ri~on. A'cKon Librnrj Association.  Sewing girls wanted, at the llnd-  son\J3i\ .���-toK'h, Nelson.  M. J. ILonry, the Vancouver mirse-  nman. h.i.s in llio hands of prmtniv, his c.Ui-  loKiiii tor theyrur IMXI.aii'l it will beiyadv for  iii.uhiiK by the I.jUi m^Luii. IL will bo ono o't tlm  most complete ciei' i^ucd by anv ono in bid lino  of bu meson thn Coast,.mil he is confident Hi,itv  if jou will kino!} lesuu-e jour outers until ii  loiiclKM yon, it will ho to jourlnturcj-t to plat on  shine oftlipnl with hnn.  "Wanted���Portable    engine    and  boiloi, sawmill, pinner, edfrcr iiml liuh-mill.  Cnpat-ity not less ih.ui ton thouiiuid ivdui. Sawmill, Tribune Oiliue.  Niekerson���"Watch maker,   Baker  sheet, opposite Queen's hotel. Twenly-fhc yeflis  uvpciicncr*.  For Sale���A  furnished  hotel  iu  Guidon, li V. Wiilofor p.utieiilars to G. West,  Uo\- ],%, &.iii(li.n. II, <k  'To Let���House, garden and hen-  neiy, t.inl.ib]c-foi ach.cken ram h. Apply T. II.  IJobcrls, Victoiia sheet, opposite pottojlloo.  When your   watch   don't  keep  time, <-eo Nickcison, Ihikor street. Satisfactoiy  work oi no eli.iiges.  Wanted���to buy for cafch, second  hand furniture on bloc. Apply T. II. Kobeits,  Victoria stieet, opposite post otllco.  To Let���Six-roomed house with  bnth.   Apply at second hand store opposite pobt-  Oftll'C.  E fflythe, Phrenologist  Ihtsrmlms o\or ic-(iniran<iiiml bakery, ul corner of II ill and Vernon htieot. Nelson, Ifoius  fiom 1 to^J p ni.  %  ��  We have sold 75 per cent of all the  1 * "A"  Portland Cement #  Fire Brick and ||  Fire Clay w  Used in Kootenay. #  -We-afso handle        " "        " ^x.  Steel Mining Rails, g  Blacksmith's Goal, Sewer Pipe, Etc. #  H. J. EVANS & CO.  NELSON, B. C.  m  ���^��  !S^  m&  Electr ica! Repairing, Electrical Supplies,  Electrical    Contracts   (Mines,   Steamers,   Dwelling  -   Housesrl Etc.)   Try us for work and prices  Prices same as Eastern Catalogues  Canada Bfag & Book Co.  .NKLSON  NOTICE.  The Hi n,kU\ ci ���>* and Masons' Union, No 2, of  Nelson, lespeUfnllj wish lo not if} contractor,  nnilall t\hom it ma} concern, that fiom Apiil  Ist.l'KW, the} have concluded tu adopt the ciwtht-  hotirday, atii2; cents pel hum, bein�� .traduction  fiom lhe ohj r.iio of (tl-j cents ptrjiour. Thcirob-  jeet i�� IOkiVo (olili,iotois fiii.'ilcienf time befoio  HLiMlii.jf in their tendons foi woik, believing' it  will beneiitull concerned.  J. W. KTCHEIt, President.  JOSJi'I'H CI^AItK. Secretary.  Nelson, March Ilth, li��0.  Tropie a! and California Fruits  BAi ^AWAS     ORANGES     LEMONS     APPLES  Received Daily from Spokane.  John !{. Irviqg & Co.  P. O. BOX 170.  HOUSTON BI.  MT1C.  Blue Kibbon Tea Always on Hand.  Kiesh l'.KK'5 Kccohed J) lily  Mow vdjat do you think of General Roberts  ANOTHER VICTORY       BOERS IN RETREAT  very iuoressful day and completely routed Uic oneni}.   They are in full  i the <utiiubujaii��! of jour Joy yet your India and Cojluy Tea, Mocha  i otsBfi*.    In  ���    Aiiifi Jav.a Coiloe, Ovocowos, olo., from  Josep'jiJiio and .Silica Stxeot��,  oppr^t�� Methfj dist Church  PATTON & ENMAN

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