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 DAILY  EDITION   BY   MAIL  FIVE  DOLLARS A YEAR  WEEKLY EDITION  BY MAIL  TWO  DOLLARS A YEAR  EIGHTH YEAR.  NELSON:  MONDAY J\|9RNING, MARCH 19 1900.  PRICE FIVE  CENTS.  ARE ON QUARTER RATIONS  Natives Getting Angry.  Lorknzo Maiujuk>5, March 18.���  A despatch from Mafeking dated  Saturday, March 10th, says: "The  garrison is holding its own. AVe  have heard numerous rumors that  the siege will be raised, but so far  that is nob the case. We are pegging away on quarter rations  patiently supplemented by the occasional capture of cattle. Our  home-made gun erratically bombards the Boer trenches.  Rumors   are   current   that   the  Boers are in dieting nameless  tortures on  captured native runners.  (<-     These may not bo true,  but  they  :F are    tending    to    inflame    native  f-   passions to such au extent  that it  may soon be impossible to hold the  natives in check, owing to the Boers  "-���having deliberately bombarded the  .    native   staadt,    which   is   full   of  women     and     children.      Colonel  Baden-Powell has armed the natives,  ���;. . but he Las only allowed  them to  . act on the defensive, although they  ' ;  have clamored to be allowed to go  out and attack at the point of the  assegai.    They will be prevented as  .     long   as,, possible   from   inflicting  .;',... reprisals.on.the Boers."  EVERYTHING W0fMC WELL  In South Africa.  JjONdon,   March  19���4:30  a.m.���  ; The news from South Africa today  is highly satisfactory to the British  public. The relief of Mafeking is  not yet announced, but it is extremely probably that  this  is  al-  ��� ready accomplished by colonel  Plumer's advance. Lady Charles  Bentinek at Cape Town has received  a telegram from her husband in  'Mafeking, dated March 12fch, saying  . he expected to join her shottly.  The actual relief movements have  not been publicly -developed in detail, but it seems that loid Methuen  only started very recently, and is  rather engaged in dispensing the  Boeis of the district, than acting  for Mafeking1s actual relief. Colonel  Peckman has dispersed 500 Boers at  Fourteen Streams.  Loid llobeils probably ascertained from Mr. Fraser, the new  mayor of Bloemfontein, befoie despatch! nggeneral Pole-Carew soiith-  -waid..that, in all.likelihood.tlie.rail-  ���u ny was clear. Tho next move will  be to collect at Bloemfontein by  Ktilroad sufficient stoics for the immense aiiny loid Roberts will have  I Prescott. For vice-president, 0.  Hawkes, Chicago, leads with nominations of 02 local unions, John  Hayes, Minneapolis, lias 06 and  Samuel L. Lefliugwell, Indianapolis,  28. For secretary-treasurer John  Bramwood continues a permanent  fixture with an unanimous nomination by 218 local unions.  THE BEGINNING OF THE END  when the Oiange river forces have  joined him. This will piobably occupy from two to three weeks.  Therefore the next inipoi tant operations may be expected in Natal,  The cavalry biigade whioh loid  Roberts has sent to Thahabanee, 3o  miles cast uf Bloemfoiiteiu, is destined to cut off some 2000 Boers  who are escaping from the northward. The "Boers-arc'repoi'ted to-  have destroyed the raihvay iu the  neighborhood of Kroonstandt.  ��� T^ord Kitchener is still quietly organizing in the "north east of Cape  Colony. " Predictions and betting  are beginning hcra that .the war  will be ended by the middle of Mtvy..  Dispatches from Durban, Pioter-  marit'/.burg and other South African  towns', describe most enthusiastic  celebrations on St. Patrick's day.  A London newspaper credits lord  Roberts with the . suggestion to tho  queen .that the 'wearing of tho  shamrock be.permitted. -  The Boer Casualties.  , Pkktokia, March 10.���The chief  of the intelligence department,  MolJengraff, announces that the  federal losses prior to the relief of  Kimberley   and  Ladysmith. were:  Killed,   007;   wounded,   2129;  eidents,    sickness   and   other  abilities, he asserted, bringing  total 4851. '  ae-  dis-  the  righting at Fourteen Streams.  Cap# Towx, March 18. ��� The  Mafeking relief column, colonels  Drmnmond and Peakman, commanding, had a sharp engagement  at Fourteen Streams. The British  .succeeded in driving the Boers oil'.  They had only a few casualties.  International Typographical Union.  Indianapolis, March 18 Nominations for officers in the International Typographical Union are  to be voted on May 10th. There  are 123 nominations for Samuel  B.  ST. PATRICK'S DAY IN AFRICA  Kipling's Latest.  Cape Towx, March 18. ���' St.  Patrick's day was celebrated with  extraordinary enthusiasm throughout South Africa. In reply to a  message from the Irishmen of Cape  Town the queen sent the following:  "I have always felt confident  that the spirit, courage and allegiance which have distinguished the  Irish soldiers in the face of the  enemy would be shared by their  brethren in the colony, in support  of tho authority of my government."  On the initiative of lord Roberts  a newspaper has been started at  Bloemfontein for the education of  the troops. Rudyard Kipling contributed to the inaugural edition  yesterday the following lines :  "O Terence dcur, and did you hear  'Tbe news thiit'it going-round  Tlio Shamrock's Erin's badge by law,        ���  AVhoro'er her sons aro found.  From Uloemfontcin to Bally Bank -  "1'is ordered by the Queen, -��� - : -  We've won our right in opon fight,   '  ���   The wearing of the Green."  NELSON LOCAL NEWS.  The information   obtained from  some of the delegates from  Rossland who attended the Conservative  convention would make interesting  reading   were   it   only .published.  The information was not of politics,  but regarding the  management  of  the three big mines in that camp.  The information was in effect  that  the   eight-hour  law   had   nothing  whatever to do with the situation  there.    But,  instead, the  situation  was dheccly the result of gross mismanagement, in the War Eagle and  Center Star particularly/ At the  Le Roi much of the trouble has resulted fiom   the  incompetency of  Cailylo, yvho is now wiifciug  letters  from   Spain   making   comparisons  between   Spanish    and    Canadian  miners.      Catlyie   is   roundly   denounced   as an incompetent" mine  manager and snob.  J. Fred Hume, ex-minister of  mines, has announced his intentiou  of building himself a residence in  Nelson.  It. F. Green of Kaslo was in Nelson on Saturday. lie said he would  again be a candidate for member of  the legislature from Sloeau riding.  If he makes the race, he will be  elected.  The force at the Ymir mine is being reduced, as the addition to the  mill has been completed, although  the machinery has not been installed. It is said that changes are  likely to be made in tiie management at the mine before long.  Tho wage scale at the Athabasca^  "has been'raised.'sd-that-it is now  practically the same as that paid in  the Slocan. Why could this not  have been done without so mitch  hair splitting?  J|. ' Lonsdale Doupe, townsite  agent of the C. V. 11, is laying out  a townsite at Procter's Landing opposite Balfour. The now, town is  to be called Procter in honor of T.  G. Procter, the original owner, who  is, interested in the undertaking.  The location includes about 50 acres  and is admirably situated. ��� Sir.  Doupe has a \survoy party on' the  work, "and the first' parcel of lots,  SoO iu number,' will- be offered for  sale here ten days hence.   , *  The Young People's Society of  the First Baptist church will be at  home to their fi-iends tomorrow  evening at S o'clock. A service of  song will be followed by a social  hour, during which refreshments  will be served.  The Bank of Montreal has subscribed for $1,000,000 of the British  war loan, which draws 2'j per cent  interest'. The bank could have  loaned that million right here in  Nelson at twice the interest, but  then, that would not have been so  patriotic.  Miss  Murcutt,  provincial  organ-  Free State Pacified.  New York, March IS.���Isaac N.  Ford, London correspondent of tho  Tribune, cables the war conditions  at 1 a.m. as follows :   "The Orange  Free State is part of the queen's  dominions.     General   Gatacre has  occupied Springfontein and general  Pole-Carew   with the guards has  joined general Clements at Norvals  Pont.    The Free State commandoes  have disappeared in the south, and  their   guns   have   probably   been  buried or concealed.   No resistance  has   been   offered   to the  British  .columns  in   the  southern   district  and the burghers are everywhere  returning  to their homes.    There  are   many  press   dispatches from  Brabant's, Gatacre's and Clements'  columns,   but   there   is   only   one  story.   The Free State forces are  disbanding and the rebellion in the  Dutch districts of Cape  Colony is  at an end.  "Bloemfontein. is like a capital  which has been under siege and has  been relieved by a friendly army.  The British troops have been welcomed as allies, and not sullenly  as. _the enemy. The farmers are  supplying the .army with meat,  vegetables, milk and eggs, making  good bargains. "Bobs" is almost  as popular at Bloemfontein as he  would be in London. The Free  Staters are virtually out of the conflict.  "The advance of general Roberts'  army northward is now dependent  upon the establishment of a new  line of communications for supplies  from Norval's Pont, and this cannot  be deferred many days. Bridge  builders are at work at .Norval's  Pont and Bethulie and only a small  force will be required to guard the  line of communications.  "There is no definite information  respecting president Steyn's operations at Kioonstaadt, but it is  doubtful if he succeeds in rallying  his followers there. He will certainly fail to do this unless the  Boers cross the Vaal in force and  fortify Ventersburg lidge. They  are rumored to be entrenching on  the northern bank of the valley.  "The last stages of the campaign  promise to be short lived. The  military experts do not believe  that president Kruger will be able  to mass 10,000 men against lord  Roberts, and this will "leave  not more than five (thousand men  in front of general Buller. The relief of Blafeking will probably be  the next episode of the campaign.  The troops guarding the line of  communication south of Kiinbei ley  arc virtually released, and from  what ficsh reinforcements are landing at Cape Town there will be a  "strong column available for the deliverance of Baden-Powell. Secrecy  is maintained but the work is without doubt in progress.  "General Buller is reconnoitering  east and west of Ladysmith and is  in jboiieh. with the_enemy.   "The news is all of one color from  every quarter, and'it is khaki."  committee of; the board of trade  suggests that if the company can  be got to build the boat immediately and Kaslo could get the advantage of a day service from Kuskouook and also between Kaslo and  Duncan river points, the city might  do something in connection with  reducing the taxation of the company's property here.  TROUBLES IN PHILIPPINES  KILLED AT THE ENTERPRISE  A Miner the Victim.  SiiArBRTOX, March 17.���[Special  to The Tribune I;���An unfortunate  and fatal accident occurred this  morning at the .Enterprise mine on  Ten-mile creek whereby a man  named Kennedy lost his life through  a missed hole. ��� He is said to be  from Vancouver, with relatives  living in the east! There being no  coroner in the-i.district,'provincial  officer Black of New Denver went  down on tonight's boat to^ascertain  particulars on behalf of the attorney-general's .department. Charles  Baker, undertaker of New Denver,  accompanied him-to take charge of  the body.   -     .,'���';,  "POLITICAL pointers.  The;late Conservative convention  was hot without,' it's amusing inei-  dent8.^;Dr.;rB6we8^of Rossland made  a forcible  speech^pn  a resolution  which he moved himself which declared for "short hours'- and  good  wages," then the . convention adjourned for dingier.   On reassembling lawyer Elliot addressed "the  jury" against tlieshort-hours-and-  good-wages resolution, when  somebody who was in the secret shouted,  "Read the resolution  again."    The  resolution was read again, when it  was  discovered  that ib  had  been  changed   to   one    of   meaningless  phrases.    Lawyer Elliot sat down  delighted and Dr. Bowes appeared  disgusted.     "Jack"       Kirkpatrick  looked over at "Jalcie">Dover, smiled,  and replied, "We are doing business."  The men wh d' do'uot '"agree wi th  the genial old gentleman whom Hugh  Sutherland has hhed to edit the  pi'gan of the mine owners are to be  driven across the boundary line or  into the sea. The province will be  depopulated.   There is a three-cornered fight on  at Rossland for the Conservative  nomination. Dr. Bow es is an out-  and-out eight-hour man; mayor  Goodeve is an eight hour man to  the miner, an opponent of the eight-  hour law to the mine owner, and a  sttaddler to the business man; Alexander Dick is a practical politician.  If the nomination is made at amass  meeting, Bowes would sway the  crowd with his oiatory and get  there; bnt if the nomination is  made in a convention, Goodeve  would win, and Dick would be the  chairman of his campaign com  mittee.  Breaking Out Again.  Manila,   Match 18���9:30  p.m.���  General Otis  considers Manila tho  most   troublesome   center   in   the  situation today.     The insurgents  Junta here in conjunction with that  in Hong Kong  is  growing  active.  The military authorities have been  forced to .put a stop to Mabini's  intercourse with the public.    The  local and foreign press consider his  recent utterances calculated to incite the  Filipinos  to  a  continued  revolt and as prejudicial to American    control.      Flores,    who    has  just      arrived      here      says,     he  come      trusting      to      American  leniency   and  that  he woiild  not  have dared to come' to Manila if  Spain were yet.in control.   Louis  Spitzoll, head of the firm of Louis  Spitzell & Company, contractors to  the Chinese government, aud himself   a   suspected   filibuster,   came  from   Hong  Kong to  Manila   last  week and was temporarily detained  in custody on suspicion.  It is asserted on good authority  that three loads of arms and ammunition have recently been landed  on the east coast of Luzon; Captain  Taylor of the 89 th regiment recently captured 12 ne'w mausers -near  Calamba. It is reported that the  rebels are now organizing in the  province-'of Rambalee under Mas-  cardo.    ���'���,-'��� ;  '.'' ���'���.  Brigands are committing atrocities in the province of Nueva Reiga,  where they have murdered twenty  natives and 'Chinamen. Eight  other murders have been committed near Tarlac. The Nueva Reiga  insurgents aro heavily taxing loyal  traders and farmers, with the result that business is paralyzed aud  there is a general scarcity of food.  Tho funds for maintaining this  guerrilla waif are are collected from  the various towns of the island,  ���w hether occupied by the Americans  or not, even including Manila.  The'piesidentb of several towns  in Lepanto andthevtJnion provinces  have declined to continue* in their  positions saying that they do" not  desii'c further identification with  the Americans'. Spaniaids and  Filipinos who are oonveisant with  the Tagalog character unite in asserting that Aguinaldo's capture  ..would terminate the revolution.  Tinco months have passed since he  was actively pursued,  vogel kop, north of Lobatsi. A  British patrol, wliich reconnoitered  ; within 17 miles of Mafeking, found  the railway uninjured and the telegraph wire untouched north of  . Pitsan.  CREAT BRITAIN SATISFIED  KASLO   LOCAL   NEWS.  izer of the W. O. T. U., gave an  illustrated address at the opera  house last night. She speaks tonight aud tomorrow night at the  Methodist church.  Dr. Symonds caught a 3i pound  trout at Five-mile point yesterday,  and Mr. Bevan captured a 3| pound  Donnelly, president, 107 for James j char off Busk's Landing.   TJiis is a  _M.t .Lynch  and  8 for William B. i good opening for the fishing season.  -Kaslo, March 17.���[Special to the  Tribune.],���-Jack Maclean is going  round with a bandage above his  left eye. A.rock fell on him when  he was working in the Black ,Fox,  on the south fork of .Kaslo creek  and inflicted a nasty wound.  ��� The Duncan river and Kaslo  creek -are rising. "The river has  gone up a foot," said" Jack Dunn,  who came down yesterday. The  steamer Marion has been overhauled for the season. She i.s to Jiave  new engines. They are being sent  out from Liverpool. England, by  the Lodestar Mining Company.  By the way Mrs. Connauton,;wife  of the manager of the Lodestar  Company has just come out from  England to i'eside here with ,her  husband and three children.  Some pretty specimens of steel  galena carrying 70 per cent lead  and 90 ounces of silver are being  shown by W. A. Davies, president of the Florida Mining Company, which operates in Jackson  basin.  Arthur R. Browne, of the  Smelting Corporation, left for England today. Mrs. and Miss Underwood went to the coast today.  The funeral of Nelson Buchanan  was very largely attended. The  mayor, the aldermen, R. F. Green,  M. P. P., and other prominent citizens were present.  The K. R. & K. Go. is figuring on  building another steamer some time  this year to connect Kaslo with  Kuskouook,     The    transportation  the Conservatives  to" the wisdom of  nomination.    Tho  In the Slocan  "are"in doubt~~as"  making a party  New Denver aud Silverton politicians arc party-line lighters; at Sandon and Kaslo they are not. The  race 'will be between Jt. F. Green  and G. O. Buchanan. The,one is a  Conservative, the other tv Liberal.  The one stands for-the eight-hour  law iu its entirety, the other is a  free trader in labor as in everything else.         " In Nelson thep'arty-linors are the'  few who believe the' chief end of  man is to tajk politics. They are  as tiresome as the men are who believe that tho country is ruined, all  because J. Roderick Robertson cannot get first-class miners Lo work  for him for $3 dollars a day.  '      Mafeking Relief Force.'  Caimc Towx, March IS.���The  mounted force from Kimberley proceeding to the relief of Mafeking  has arrived at Warren ton. As the  force neared Winsorton the Boers  evacuated the town,, blowing up  the bridge and it is reported that  the rebels who refused to accompany the Transvaalers, when the  latter vacated Taungs and Vryburg,  arc preparing to trek into Demara-  raland on the approach of the  British, but :70 Hottentot chiefs are  getting ready to bar their escape.  Mafeking Not Relieved.  PiiKTOJUA, March IS.���It is officially denied that the siege of Mafeking has been raised or tiie town  relieved. The British soldiers, here  have been removed from the model  .school to new quarters on the outside of town.  Russia and Turkey.  CoNfeTANfiNoru-::, March 18.���After piolonged delibei ation upon the  Russian demauds for exclusive railway lights iu Asia Minor, the  sublime Porte has pioposod a compro  mise whereby the railways  would  be   consti 11cted    by   Turkey    and  Russia in partnership. The Russian  embassy insibts upon   Llie  otiginal  demands which  the Tiukish miii-  taiy   commission   strenuously   opposes.    The Si.   I'esotsburg correspondent of the  Neiieste  Nachnoh-  ten says:  "Russia, alfcliough tacitly^  "encouraging"the champions of Bulgarian independence,, does not consider the time  propitious  for any  action.    She hopes  to  bring  pressure to bear upon  Turkey^in the  railway questions,,but if she fail to  secure the required concessions, important events may   be expected in  the Balkans.   'The   repatriation  of  the ^Armenian   refugees still furnishes Russia with good  diplomatic  material wherewith tu  obtain  her  den a :d i."   Seriously Wounded.  - English papers just received here,  give more complete casualty lists  than any obtainable in this country  show that the Diekkm who was  among the wounded of the Canad- '  ian contingt'iit in tho recent fighting along, the Modder .river was W,  J, G. Dickson of this city, and not  the Dickson of Victoria. Mr. Dick-  sou is clashed among those seriously  wounded.  Boer Rifles Coming in.  London, March 19.���A dispatch'  to tbe Daily Mail from Bloemfontein, dated Friday, March 10th,  says: "We are getting rities surrendered faster than a factory could  make them, it is quite certain that  if British officials can roach tho  northern laagers with lord Roberts'  proclamation, the Boer population  will declare for peace."  Round Mafeking.  LoiiATsi, March 10.���It is reported that commandant Eloff with  a commando has left Zeerust for  Mafeking. Commandant Schwaarts  with one hundred and fifty men is  threatening the raihvay near Aasf-  With Herself Again.  New. York, March   18.���In   his  cable review of the St.  Patrick's  day demonstration in  London, the  rejoicinjg over the hopeful aspect of  the South African war and his discussion of the bearing of late events  upon   the political and diplomatic  situations,   Issac   N. Ford- in  the  London   cable   to   this   morning's  Tribune, says : "John Bull having  eaten leeks and bitter herbs is now  iu the   promised  land feeding on  milk   and honey.     He   enjoys  his  triumph and resumes  his  natural  attitude   of  supreme  contentment  with his relations the human  race.  The pax britannica has been established at Bloemfontein and in due  course will be extended to Pretoria.  The queen is.:.the wisest and  most  gracious of sovereigns, and she has  accepted St. Patrick as her patron  saint    for     one      day    in     the  year. Roberts is the greatest general  living,      Kitchener      the      most  energetic of military organizers and  Tommy Atkins the best soldier in  tiie   world.   Lord' Salisbury is a  masterful; statesman who has commanded the neutrality of the continent, has summed up the history  of the war with presidents Kruger  and Steyn, and has proudly proclaimed that England does not pro-.,  pose to accept the  intervention  of  any power in  South Africa.    Now  that he has passed out of the valley of the  Shadow of' Death and  reached the crests of the Delectable  Mountains   which are not kopjes  bristling with rifles, John Bull looks  out upon a. united empire and<is  highly pleased with himself and his  surroundings.  "This good humor has colored  the comments of the English,press  upon the action of the 'United  States"in-taking notice of the despairing appeals of the Dutch presidents to neutral powers to assist  them in making peace. The friendly tone of secretary Ha5rs* dispatch  has been recognized, and there is no  bitterness in the icfiection that  England did not embarrass the  United States with*equally friendly-  overtures at the close of the war  with Spain.       ,  " Some mild references are made  to the political mo ti yes of presiden t  McKiniey in taking up piesident  Kruger's appeal when the European  powers were too wary and cautious  to do po, but these expressions are  not unkind to America.  "The queen has exerted  a strong  influence, in brief, about this cordial  acknowledgement of  English    obligations  to liish  valor and  fortitude, and the prince and the  princess of Wales have supported  her  by opening the Irish exhibition yesterday and honored Ireland at least  -for-one day-even-inthe metropolis^  where Gladstone was lampooned for  his home rule policy."  - He pays a graceful tribute to the  Irish generals and the Irish troops  serving in the  South African   war,  in  which  he  says, " the shamrock/  will be worn with sincerity or from  respect to'the queen's example.    It  is   certain    that   the    laurels   belong     to     the      Irish      generals  Roberts-,      French,      White     and  Kelly-Jvcnny are Irishmen by birth  or parentage, and even  Kitchener  was-born in Ireland., These are the  generals who have done' the best  work in the war.    The only  liish-  niaii   who   has   failed" to  make  a  reputation ih Clery.     Fifteen-Irish  infantry and  several1 cavalry regiments have been in service during  the war and  their gallantry  has  earned .-the fine tribute paid  today  throughout England in'the marked  observance of St. Patrick's day.    '-  Immense quantities of Shamrock  have been sent over from Ireland  and the green is worn generally today in Piccadilly, Pall Mall and- the  Strand. Thtore are also unusual displays of bunting in London. Royal  Windsor is  having an  Irish  gala  day and Dunne,  the little trumpeter,  is   the  hero  of   Portsmouth,  where    the   Dublin   Fusileers   are  holding high holiday.  BURGHERS GIVING UP ARMS  Despatch From Roberts.  London, March 18. ��� The war  office has received the following  dispatch from field marshal Roberts,  dated Bloemfontein, Sunday 18.���  "The Guards brigade returned yesterday from Norvals. Several  burghers have laid down their arms  to general Pole-Carew at Edinburgh  and elsewhere.  The officer commanding at Belmont reports that some deserters  have come iii������ with a maxim nine^  pounder, and another nine pounder  has beeii brought into Colesberg.  The   cavalry    brigade   has    gone,  to   Thahabanu    in   order    to   re-   *.  assure    the    inhabitants    of   the -  district and to distribute copies of  the proclamation to the people of  the Free State.    Tho proclamations  are   being   eagerly   sought   after.  Lord Methuen reached Warrenton  on March 10th." He was in time to  prevent the bridge from being completely destroyed and to. secure the  pont on the Vaal.  The English mail was dispatched  from here by rail yesterday and tomorrow, the regular mail service ���  with Cape Town will be reopened.  Mafeking reports that all was well  on March Oth. '  THE SMELTER MAY RESUME  Toronto Men Want It.  There are several rumors current  to the effect that the Hall Mines  smelter will shortly be in operation  .again as a purely customs smelter.  From what may be regarded as excellent   authority,    The   Tuihune  learns that Messrs. Gooderham and  Blaekstock, the Toronto^ capitalists  who  are    interested   in   the War  Eagle and' Center Star companies,  have started themselves for Lon-  don for the purpose of  acquit ing ,  the smelter.   It is generally conceded  that,  in * view  of the condition of the Hall Mines, Limited, the  mission  of the two   Toronto  capitalists   will   be    successful.    This,  cannot but be regarded as wcleomj  news to the people  of  Nelson and  probably accounts for the present  .visit of SI. E. Croasdaile to London.  Should the Toionto men .secure the  smelter they would be able to operate it to much  better advantage  than could the Hall  Mines, owing  to the steady supply of ore  which  they could receive fiom  their own  mines in Rossland.    At present all  of this ore is treated in  the Canadian   Pacific   Raihvay    Company's  smelter at Trail and the  switching  of it to Nelson for treatment would  probably work a genuine commencement in the recognition  of NelsJon  as   the   chief  smelting   point   for   '  Southern Kootenay.  In the Far East,  ���Washington,_ -March- IS, ��� In  official and diplomatic circles hero a  denial is authorized of the published  reports that there have  been  conferences with a view to the dispatch  of different war ships and  United  States soldiers to China,  and .that  news "of the gravest ehtmicter Jiutl  been   received    from   the   United  States minister  to  China.     There  are said to be no fears entertained  that anj'-serious danger to  Ameri-"  can interests  is  impending.    It" is  suggested - that   the  published  ?'oT  ports have as their basis the recent,  action  of   the   navy   department,  made public at the time through  ��� the Associated Press,  iu  (iireeting  admiral  Watson,   who  i-s  iu command of the naval  forces   in  the  Philippines, to send a  warship  to  the port of Taku at the mouth  of  the Pio Ho river,    This wasdonens  the result  of   the  representations,  made to, the state  department by  minister Congor, who reported that  serious attacks had been made upon  the   American  missions   iu    Shan  Tung  by the "Bbxers,"-a  powerful  and numerous anti-foreign  league  of Chinese. '     .   ���  Boers will Give In.  London, March IS,���A dispatch  British Forces Joining.  Bf-oii.MTONTiCLV. March IS.���General Pole-Carew's force has returned  from Springfontein where a junction was effected with general  Gatacre. General Pole-Carew also  proceeded to Norvals Pont, from  which point he heliographed general  Clements that 800 Free Staters had  submitted at Edinburgh.  to the Daily Mail from Bloemfontein dated Friday, March 10th,  says: "Events have occurred which  induce me to predict that the war  will only last so long as it takes to  march to Pretoria. The educated  Boers, even among the Transvaalers, are ready to accept the inevitable. I am told that a corps of  2000 women has been formed nt  Pretoria, it is called the 'Amazon  Corps.' All the members are uniformed in kilts and are armed." . THE TBIBUNE:  NELSON" B. C  MONDAY,  MARCH 19  1900  tlT,  V  li  %  fa*  ���if.,  ti'  Is"  It  !  IS;  Miners and Laborers  What about  MINERS' and  WORKING  BOOTS  We are making  in  a special  drive  Heavy Boots.  this week  Sec our prices.     They will astonish you.  Lillie Bros.  ABERDEEN BLOCK  Don't Smoke a Cheap Pipe  us  :magS��^a.  See   THURMAN, Tobaeeonist.  Tub    Conservative    convention,  which met in Nelson on   Friday,  dealt with two matters relating to  mining.    The one, dealing with the  taxation upon mines, more closely  affected    the    mine    oAvncrs;  the  second was the eight-hour law, to  maintain which the working miners  have been straining every energy.  The Conservative party is  openly  pledged    to   the   eight-hour   law;  it is not openly   pledged  to the  mine-owners,     Jn   view   of    this  the    working    miners   had *evcry  reason   to~   expect,  some   consideration ;     but    what -   did     they  receive?     The   delegates    of   the  pledged party wrangled for several  hours over the measure of recognition which they would give the  working miners and then* disposed  of the matter by .saying that it  " dept ecates disputes between labor  " and capital, and that it will be the  " function of government to< earo-  " fully investigate tho working of  " the laws dealing with the indus-  " trial conditions."    It may therefore be fairly said that tbe Conservative party fell down on thecight-  * hour law, theifesuo which the working ' miners    had   most  at   heart.  Notice how differently they handled  the interests of the   mine-owners  with respect to taxation.   Not only  do they note that they have a claim  -wortliyof consideration;- but~they_  even  go tho length of suggesting  the remedy.    They advocate an important departure in the system of  mining   taxation.     They   suggest  that instead of taxing the net value  of the output, the tax should  be  shifted so as to fall upon nothing  but the net income of the companies  irrespective  of   the value   of   tho  property or the amount of money  invested.    The Conservative (party  was  not   openly   pledged   to   the  mine-owners,  bnt   the   manner in  which they dealt with their alleged  grievance, and   turned  down   the  cause of tho  mine-workers,  shows  that their sympathies are with the  mine-owners and not tho miners.  bers, it. is not entitled to the confidence of the electors.    It is idle for  the Conservative party of Kootenay  to attempt to ride both horses in  the   eight-hour   controversy.    The  eight-hour  law   is   either  a   good  or   a bad   thing.   The   people   of  Kootenay want men who have sufficient courage to take a stand upon  the question.    It would have been  bad  enough if the Kootenay Conservatives had come out openly and  championed the cause of the > mine-  owners.   Then they could at least  be credited with some courage; but  as  matters stand they are before  the people as a body of men who  either  lack the judgment to pass  upon the merits of an issue, or- the  courage-to take a stand once their  judgment has been arrived at.   It  matters little to the electors which  is the cafe. ,   Tine organ of' the mine owners is  much put out because the Irish Hag  did not float above the city offices  on St. Patrick's day. The city does  not happen td have an Irish flag, or  a Scotch flag, or an English flag.  But this will not appear as a reasonable excuse to a paper that'is lack-  ing in reason.   ' Hon. Smith Curtis, premier  Martin's minister of mines, has an  interview in the Rossland Miner in  which he intimates, that if premier  Martin is retained as his honor's  chief adviser, the general elections  end of  He  estimated that the output of the  gold diggings of that district this  year will exceed the value of $25,-  000,000 ; but the chances are that  the man who made the estimate has  mining claims to sell to anyone who  wishes to speculate.  Nelson's Vice Consul.  William Power Kenibbs, of Boston, who has been appointed consular  agent in this city is now iu  Vancouver,   the   guest  of   United  States consul Dudley.    Mr. Kenibbfi,  who  is a  young man  of 21 or  25  years of age, has already considerable distinguished himself.    In 1895  he went to Cuba and served for live  months in the insurgent army, and  found himself finally in Morro castle,  from which ho  was eventually  released through   the  good offices  of  consul-general Fitx.hugh Lee.    Mr.  Kenibbs was a singer by profession,  and at the outbreak of the Spanish  war he was singing at ono of the  opera companies iu Boston and also  acting  as   musical    and   dramatic  critic  for   the   Boston  Globe.     As  soon   as   war   was    declared, , Mr.  Kenibbs, then a member of a militia  organization, withdrew from that  and  enlisted   as a private in  the  regular army,  7th   U. S. Infantry.  His regiment was one of those that  accompanied    general    Shafter   to  Cuba, and in the fight at ElCaney,Mr.  Kenibbs was wounded seven times.  One    bullet   passed    through   his  throat, thereby destroying  his profession of a public singer.     During  the last year aud a half he has been  delivering a lecture upon the Spanish war, illustrated with  stereopti-  con   views,  which  is  very   highly  spoken of in the press in the United  States.   After a feAv days in Vancouver, during which ho  will be instructed by consul Dudley and vice-  consul Schofield, in  relation to  his  duties, he will proceed to this city  and establish his office.  M  0*'��� fi* ��� fi* .fi* . 00- '00 ���  .'���v'^ ��� ^.^ .^-^r-^ ���^���^���'^-^-^ ���>��*,���<��*, ���><*>���**��>-^c  *S3&> "S3&i, *^& -a^fc.>=5B�� .  . fg* .^30. 00 '00. f_fi ���  iff  iff  �������:�����: &6S-: &S6 6f:&:&:  Hi  m  Hi  Hi  SEND-         $  Hi  Hi  1A  FOR           ��  \ii  ��  Hi  SAMPLES     #  VJ  <i>  isV.,  jf?o  i^!�� ^S&sOZgt *^&"i^ ^zl&'+Sap -*S3!"<Z3S>-^83> "3a?'  1. (& ��� fi*. ^0 ' 00' fi* ' fi*- fi* ��� fi*' fi* ��� fi* 'fiS>,*r  ���5- Vd  Xlf  NEW  Xlf  Xlf  iff  iff  iff  iff  iff  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  Xlf  iff  iff  iff  ress  INCLUDING  iti  and  Xlf  iff  Xlf  iff  Xlf  1 Prints, Zephyrs,. Ginghams,   Victoria  Bishop Lawn, India Linen and Muslin.  Dimities Mercerised Lawns in all colors  and shades.  White and colored Piques, white and colored Ducks and G-alates.  Embroidery at" old prices; a fact that is  due to an early import order before the advance.  We have Hamburgs, Nainsooks, Swisses,  Cambrics in edging and insertion.  White Valencienne Lace and insertion.  Table Linen and Napkins, Towels- and  Towling, Bed Spreds, white and mercerised  bleached Sheeting 8-4, 9-4 and 10-4.  Circular Pillow Cotton, 40 to 46 inch.  Shirt Waists and Wrappers  JUST IN  We have opened up and are marking the  largest stock of Wash Shirt Waists and  Wrappers ever received in Nelson. Right in  style and right in price.  Black and Navy Serge $3 to $12.50.  Black Brillanteen, plain and fancy, $2.50  to $9.  iff  iff  iff  iff  A Puma Story.  Chicago Itccoid.  The puma or mountain lion of  the Andes is naturally an affectionate and harmless animal, and is  often domesticated, and some of the  ranchmen iu Patagonia aud Chile  often tame them and train them for  watchdogs. An extraordinary  story is told of a tyrant who ruled  in Paraguay for many years and  was notorious all over South America for his cruelty. It is said  that this mler once had a woman chained- to a tree in  the , forest where' she would  either starve or be devoured by  wild beasts. After she had been  out about ten days lie sent a scout  NEW GOODS  W  iff  iff  iff  iff  xff  iff  Ask to see our new Silk Underskirts from A',  $5 to $20. W  Two more pieces of all wool Sheppard's \$/  plaid dress goods, 44 inches wide. A'*  (ff  Ready-made Skirts  Xlf  iff  iff  iff  "5r  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  \U  \>J  il*  m  Nfs-s-s-e-i  Ladies'  and Children's  CashtTjere IJose  ARRIVING  DAILY  ?B999999992939*  iti  iti  iti  xti  ^fftf&ftf&tes^     yijr  The  Latest  Neckwear  %  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  ^^'^'<S'^'fl&'^'S'^'^'-5''-S'^''S'-S'^S,<S'<8 0*. 00.00 .0*.00. 0*.00. 0*.00. 00.00. 00.00. 00.00. 00 -fit'fJfc.  '0~'fi*-00-fi*-00'fi*-00'00-00-0*-fi*-00-fi*-fi*'0**0*'0*       ^^^^S^^S^^^^^^^t^^^sC-  *��  HUDSON'S BAY  COW! PAN Y.  will not be held until the  May or the beginning of June  says that it will require five or six  weeks to catch up with the department work and that six or seven  weeks more will be required for  campaign work.  INCORPORATED 1670.  Seville  Tiik Conservatives of Kootenay  have endorsed Charles Wilson of  Vancouver as the leader of the  provincial Conservatives, but they  refused to affirm the eight-hour  plank in the Wilson platform. The  only logical deduction which eiin be  l< \ made from this is that the Koote-  "\ nay Conservative's  do  nob regard  as sincere  their leader's advocacy  of the eight-hour law.    Jn this the  great majority of the electors will  i agree with them.  When   a   political party   is   so  divided  upon the  chief Lssuo in a  campaign, that it dare not publish j  the convention speeches ��fits mem- I  " Wu will never have good gov-  ment until we adopt party lines,"  ih tho cry of the party-line men. If  this is true, why is it that the government of   Ontario   has been .so  bad for a quarter of a century ?   Tt  has been bad, for have not such  good Conservatives as Meredith and  .Whitney so declared for years. The  government   of   Quebec   ha.s been  disgraceful at times, or the party  leaders have been untruthful.   The  government of Manitoba has been  bad, or Hugh John Macdonald would  not now be in office.     Yet all three  provinces have  been  governed ou  party lines.  If the above are statements of facts, what would likely  be the result in this province were  party  lines  adopted?    The party  that    gained    power     would    be  denounced as  tin fib to govern by  the party that failed iu securing  office, just as the Turner crowd has  denounced the Semlin crowd. Party  docs not make men either capable  or lion est, in or out of office.  World Wide Paragraphs.  A report from Dawson says it is  Oranges  for  Marmalade  Hudson's Bay Stores  tkli:piiontk is  to see what was left of her, ancl  much to his astonishment, it was  found that she .had been red and  protected by two pumas, male and  female, and had suffered in no way  except from exposure and fright.  The pumas brought her raw meat  from the animals they had killed  and slept by. her each night like  watchdogs.  A Soldier's Only Thought.  T came where , the   Coldstrcnms  were hit the hardest, writes Charles  Shaw in   The   Toronto   Telegram.  There was a cluster of 20 or 00 dead  aud wounded.     "Look '  ere,   sir,"'  yelled a Coldstream,  bending over  a comrade, as I was hurrying forward, for the shots were  flying a  little hot.   The man was hard hit  in two places 'on   one   leg.    "Wot  d'ye think a' that?"   J didn't think  anything, except to  be sorry  for  the poor  beggar, who  never said  anything   more  than,  "I   wonder,  Townie,  wot   the   little   girl   will  think of me 'opping round on one  leg."     "Think,"   _auswered _ the  "townsman, '"Think7"Godsakes,  man.  it's> ashillin' a day pension for life."  -And as the blood, which couldn't be  btaunched,  gushed forth   anew,   1  wondered if the women of England,  yes, and'Canada, knew what Avar,  which   thoy   deemed   so   glorious,  really meant.    Six feet of manhood  going back on one leg to the little  girl in far off Kngland who was his  only thought Avhile bullets whistled  over him and the pain of his wounds  wrenched his eoul.  Palaoe Wfeat Kjarl^et  Headquarters  for all kinds of  Fresh and Cured  Meats,  Vernon  Street, Nelson.  'own & Co.  2G9 BAKEH STREET  REMOVAL SALE  We hn\ o moved into Hie Hull block, and wjil  be pluawl (o meet .ill our cuslomci��.ui(1 fi.ends.  We conballj- j'nvilc you Lo gi\o tisa call. You  ��ill find out" goods mai l.crt .ilquiok selling pi ices.  Thn *-took includes Ueady-to wcai Clothing,  Furnishings, Hals and Cn^s, Boots and Shocb,  The Nelson  Saw and Planing  an Raker Sheet,  ll.ill block  SHOWN & CO.  Gaqada Drug & Book Go.  We are ready for your garden-  ing. Fresh seeds in bulk, both  Vegetable and Flower Seeds, also  Lawn Grass and White Clover.  Prices same as Eastern  Catalogues  Canada JDrog & Book Co.  A fcaUue will bo made of the poullry and  p.ime trade. They will always be on hand dui-  injf their season.  J. L.  PORTER, Prop.  109 Josephine St.,between Baker and Vornon.  Telephone 139.  CLEANJTXU  AND  REPAIRING  MSLSOST  YOUR OWN GOODS MADE UP  OLD CLOTHES MADE GOOD AS NEW  ARTHUR GEE  OppoHlte Clarke IIoM.   MERCHANT TAILOR  W^ Starmer Smith & Go.  PAPER HANGER, GLAZIER,  PAINTER, ETC.  j CHIMNEY SWEEPING  I Office Ward Street Opposite Opera House  FASHIONABLE  TAILGB  Workmaqsfyp and  quality of goods i\\@  best obtainable  Opposite Silver Kin}? Hole!, IJ iker btreet, Nelson  CUT PRICES IS ,THE  ORDER OF TIIE DAY  Are prepared to'furnish by rail, barge or teams  Dimension Lumber, Rough and Dressed  Lumber, Local and Coast Ceiling, Local and  Coast Flooring, Double Dressed Coast Cedar,  Rustic, Shiplap, Stepping, Door Jambs, Pine  and Cedar Casings, Window Stiles, Turned  Work, Band-sawing, Brackets, Newel Posts,  Turned Veranda Posts, Store Fronts, Doors,  Windows and Glass.  Get prices before purchasing elsewhere  elson  And I want to bo In it, I havo just received  Fall samples of Suitings and Overcoatings, representing; a 950,000 stock to choose from made to  your order at prices never before hoard of in Nelson, All the latest fade ill Fancy Vostiugs for  Fall and winter. ^  _  Ladies' tailoring in all its branches a specialty.  Lowest piiccs.   Rooms I and 11, Hillyer block.  Oflloo and jVTslls corner Hall nml Tiont Slrrels, Nrlsort  STEVENS, The Tailor  I. BIythe, Phrenologist  If.is rooms o\cr icstiuiransaml bakery, at corner of Jf.tll and Vornon dticut, Nelson.' Houit,  fiom 1 to<Jp m.  NOTICE.  Thc])iick1.i>cis and Mains' Union, No 2, of  Nelson, lu-pcitl'ull) ui'li lo notify contiactois.  .ind ,i!M\hom it may concern, that from Apiil  lit, I'">0, ilie} h.nc concluded to adopt (lie oifjhl-  houi d ij, al di' tents per hour, being a reduction  fi om (he old rule of Wis cantsper hour. Their ob-  ,ioet is to jjnu unitm< iors sullicioiit time befoie  Humility in their tendon for it oik, believing it  vi 111 benefit all concerned. .  J. W. KTCUKK. President.*  JOSKPH CLARK, Secretary.  Kel'Jon, March 11th. 1900.  FOR   SALE.  Tairgo two and a, half story lraino house, containing doublo dialling room, 4 bediooms and  diessiiiK loom tvith clothes closets, dinniK room,  laiKo kitchen, hot'and cold valor, bath 100m  with bath complete, toilet; lighted with eluctiiei  tl ; uitlun lit c minuter walk of the business ]>or-  tion of the city, boautitul situation ovei looking  t he lake. Tn 0 lots, ts.ic!l i5\12() tecf, fenced, nnd  with lawn in front. A very desuab'c residence,  newly furnishedai.d carpeted throughout with  bdsfc fui nit uro and carpeN. Furniture and  kitolie-i \itousils will be sold cither tilth tho  hon ^o or sepai atcly.  Foi tei mb and pai ticulais apply to AV. ii. Galliher, at the oillcc of Ojllihei & AVilson, ovei Mc-  Aithur'b lunuture stoic\ Baker stieet, JTelson,  33. C.  E  Vemon sliect, cast of McBiide's stable  MISS HULE, Manager  All kind? of laundiy work at exceptionally  lott pi ices.  Unstarched pieces, 2.1 cents to 35 conts a do/en  GENUINE  SAWMILL   FOE   SALE  The savnull and plant lately owned by .Joseph  T. Hobuits.at Itjkert's Landing, and consist ing  of a 30 hoi so power boiler, engine, Gnllith &  AVedge top-iig sawmill, edger, plana, bolting,  etc., etc., will be sold wheio they now sUnd.  Apply to  TAYLOR &��� HANXIKGTOX. Solicitors.  Notice of Application for License.  I hereby give notice that 1 intend to apply to  the ileald ol Licencing (Joiiiiiiissioneis of tho  City of Italbon at iU isertt meeting for an hotel  license for Uic pmuisehfliluatc upon lot 2J, block  CS {northeast corner of Vernon and Hall streets)  to the cityrf Nelson. K. tt. LKMOJf.    I  P.O.  J. T. FIFE & CO.  Box 560 NELSON  NOTICE.  Notice is hcicby gn cn that I intend to apph at  ���Un'iii(j\l meeting of thu Boaid of License eom  mibsioncis for the City of Nelson, held after the  pxpualion of tluily dats froin the date beioofy**  io'-a ti.msfcrof Uic saloon license now h< Id by  me, dated the loth day of Januaiy, IJXXi, foi thu  ���(ilue Pol paloon, hiluate on t ho it est half of lot i  "block 2, Nelson, 11. C, to John Lindbhid of Sol-  ffon.Ii. C.  Dated this Sid day of March. 1900.  "Witness: H.H��Waki>.  W. A, WARP- >������)  , ly-.  THE TKIBUfflh-NELSON B. C, MONDAY, MARCH 19, 1900  Ml OF MONTREAL  CAPITAL, all paid up..$12,000,000  REST     6.000,000  Lord Strathcona and Mount lloyal . ..Prosidcn  lion. George A. Diiimiiioiid Yicc-Prcsidcn  K. S. Clouston General jManago  NKLSON JIHAXCJI  Northwest Corner llaker and Stanley Streets  THE BANK OF  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  NELSON  branches in I.o.vno.v (England) Xmv YOHK,  Ciiicauo, and all thu principal cities in Canada.  lluy and sell Sterling Kxehaiigo and Cable  Transfers.  (.iruiil. Commercial and Travolors' Credits,  available in any part of tho world.  Drafts Issued, Collections Made, Ktc.  Savings Bank Branch  CUKKK.NT 15ATK OK INTKKKST PAID.  GENERAL BOTHA'S PROTEST  The Boera and the Wounded.  GKNEKAL    BULLEIl'S   HlSAIlQUAU-  tkhs, Cjuuvjclrv Camp, February  " 0.���I tun enabled to send you a  hurriedly, made copy of extracts  ' from an officer's report, of what  took place on Spion Kop after the  fight, to general "Warren, in compliance AA'ith his own request.  "A field cornet, after I had pointed   out   that   delay   in   removing  wounded men was a A'ery serious  matter, allowed the removal of the  Avounded in our immediate neighborhood.    A clerically-dressed Boer,  avIio said he was secretary to general Botha, then came up aud asked  me to go and speak Avith the general,  who Avas ou horseback at a short  distance.    In polite terms the general asked me Avho had given leaAro  for the removal of the avouu ded.    I  told him.    The general, then  said  that he was' in supreme command,  and that he had giA'en no permission.  'Besides,' he went on to say,''there  are several  reasons Avhy I should  not allow you to carry tnvay your  wounded, aiid bury your dead.    Wc  .are how in possession here.    I have  had    no  official   application made  either'to remove the Avounded or to  bury the dead.    I haA'e tilso to complain that a letter has been sent in  by    your   senior    medical   officer,  saying that avc do not alloAv your  pounded to be taken to your hospitals. t Such charges should nol/be  ���made.   They will embitter this conflict.    We wish nothing more than  iliat   after eveiy ' engagement   all  should be earned on in a, christian  Avay, but tliero mint bo^rcciproeity.  What can you pay to your keeping  general Jvock till ho, died in your  . hands ?   Again, Avhat has been the  behaviour of lord  Methuen ?     He  took four of my doctors prisoners  and my ambulance aud sent them  to Cape Town.    The four doctors ho  has since sent back, but the ambulances ho has kept.   Ib   that a  christian, or ovon a humane xvny of  acting ?     There is   general   Kpke-  >vieh.    Jle  has refused tiny longer  ��� to recognize the Ucileva Cross Avhen  mod by us.    Only the other day at  Acton Holmes you took   twenty-  three or twenty-five of our avouikI-  ed as prisoners.   Js all this to go  on ?   Now you Avaut mo to give up  all your wounded.' "  After the writer of the report  had    replied    explaining    certain  * points raised by the general, the  fatter gaA'e the permission desired,  and then said:   "Take bhiK mossagc~to your"gen~  oral. Tell him wo want to fight out  this quarrel in a christian way ; that  ib should bo clearly understood between us Avhat is to be done after a  fight and during the war. But  there must be reciprocity���there  must be reciprocity. Ask him to  .send Dion list of those of our people  who 'are in his hands. Theii' relations and friends want to knoAV  Whether they aro &Iivc oi' dead. I  myxclf will givo, at ajl Ihutw, the  fullest Information of those avo have  belonging  to you.   That he, may  , (iount upon. As ] give up your  wounded, ho should give up ours.  You   can   uoav   carry   away   the  ��� wounded and bury tho dead. There  are also hix. Avounded avIio are prisoners iu my hospital down there.  They can also bo taken away, or I  will give an order that one of our  jtnibulauceis convey them to nny  places decided, on by your medical  authorities, There is with us in  hospital a wounded superior officer.  He is'nob to be removpcl. J Avill  decide about him later on." Aftey  shaking hands AA'ith the general aud  Ms eecretary, and thanking the  former for the permission he had  granted, I withdrew.  The writer then resumes:  ''I venture to think ib a matter of  considerable importance to draAv  intention to the attitude of the  JJoers Avhom we met during tho  carrying; out of our duties on thesp  three days. There was a sadness,  iUmosb anguish, in ihe way in which  they referred to our fallen boldiprs.  I can best convey the truth of this  statement, and shotv that there is  jio attempt at exaggeration, in  ,,'tisiiig the word %ngnish> by repeat-  Is now prepared to issue Drafts and  Letters of Credit on Skaguay,' U. S.,  Atlin, B. C, and Dawson City, N. W. T.  ing expressions used, not once, but  again and again, by great numbers  of   them   as   they   inspected   the  ghastly piles of our dead.    'My God!  What a sight!'    'I Avish politicians  could see their handiwork.'    'What  can  God   in  heaven think  of  this  sight?'    'What a cursed war, that  brings these poor fellows to such an  end!'     'Wc  hate  this   Avar.    This  A\'ar is accursed.    Every day on our  knees  Ave  all  pray that God  will  bring this AA'tir to au end.'    'It is  not  our AA'ar;. ib  is  a  Avar of the  millionares.     What   enmity   have  haA'e avc Avith these poor fellows?'  'Would that Chamberlain, Rhodes,  and .the millionares could see these  trenches and graves.'    'When will  this unjust AA'ar end T    'We hate all  Avar.   We arc men of peace.    We  want to go back to our homes aiid  farms,   to sow  our seed aud reap  out" fields, and  not to  make war.  Good God !    Wheu AA'ill it end ?' "  I do not hesittite to say that in  the three days I spoke Avith some  hundreds standing around us in  groups of from ten to twenty.  Apart from ; several foreigners,  chiefly SAviss aud Italians, the Boers  seemed to me to belong tor; the  farmer class, some dressed like English gentleman-fanners, and others,  Avho formed the majority, less well  dressed ; but with no signs of rag-;  gedncss about them, and with  scarcely any evidences of the wear  and tear of this campaign.  Reginald F. 'Collins,,  . .. . ���  Chaplain to the forces.  , Lee k  A FULL Li  BAKER street, nelson  (George V. Motion's old stand)  Flour, Feed, Grain, Bay  AND PRODUCE  Car Lots a Specialty  Correspondence Solicited  riiono 20  Wholesale  Houses  NELSON  B.C.  Spirits on a Man-of-War.  Wines and spirits on an English  man-of-warare laid in by the officers at their own cost. The quantity, howeA'er, is limited by the  Avauts of each mess. The orders to  the wine merchant must be . vised  by the captain, and he is supposed  to keep a careful eye on the  amount consumed. The officers no  longer receiA'O rations of rum,-but a  small allowance in money1 instead.  Nor is it issued to seamen under 20  years of age.1 " ������>'_"'  Before being scr\red out to-the  cr<*Av it is again diluted in the proportion of one part of rum to three  parts of water. This is grog, Avhich  derives! Its name from admiral  Vernon. lie1 it Avas AA'ho first diluted rum. Ho habitually wore a  grogram coat and - went by the  name of Old Grog; The barrel is  broached' on deck ab 'the dinner  hour, ancl eaeli conies' forward with  hia pannikin in turn.   -  All governmcutstorcs are marked  in some AA'ay so that thoy can be  readily identified. The ram has a  small quantity of finely chopped  hair introduced into it, Avhich can  be detected by holding ib up to tho  light.   ' Tommy's Contempt of Bullets.  I hurried on to catch the Cold-  streams who were Hearing the crest  of ihe kopje.  It is safer in a crowd.  But the hill top AA'as cleared. An occasional shot AA'as scut by a flying  Bocr_from_a-kopje a- feAV -hundred  3'ards in  the rear, and  I  reclined  quietly and uuoblnibively behind a  boulder.    You  see I AA'as tired and  there was a nico friendly   shade on  that   side   of   the   rock.   .Tommy  didn't. If is eyes were glistening and  ho AA'as looking for pot shots tit flying   Boers.   J   like   Tommy,    God  knoAA's that f have reasons to, but  his contempt for bullets is something   that 1   can nob admire.     It  sIioavs a  lack of intelligence.     If  there is any tiling 1 havo respect for  it is a flfiiiiser bullet with a, business move on.    It shouldn't bo  interfered with, btifc Tommy is such  an    "absent-minded,   begger."     A  chance shot went through tho helmet of tho fourth man from me and  he   bad'  the effrontory, the   cool,  calm effrontery to take it off, look  at it for a few seconds arid cheerfully quote the -.London,   popular  song, "Only a little bit off the top."  The Latest Wall Papers  BORDERS AHD MOULDINGS  GROCERIES.  A MACDONALD & CO.-Corner Vernon and  ��� Josephine streets, wholesale giocers and  jobbers Inblankots, gloves, mitts, boots, rubbers,  wackinaws and minors' sundries.  OOTKNAY SUPPLY   COMPANY,   L1MI-  TKD���Vernon   street, Nelson,   wholesale  grocers.  TOHN CHOLDITCH & CO.���Front street, Nel-  "    sou, wholesalo grocers.  PROVISIONS, PRODUCE AND FRUITS.  PARSONS PRODUCE COMPANY-Vernon  street, Nelson, wholesalo dealers in provisions, produce, and fruits. Ageuts for Swift &  Co. bacon and hams.  JY. GRIFFIN  &  CO.-Corner Vernon and  ���   Josephine streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers  in provisions, cured meats, butter and eggs.  FR. STEWART & CO.���Warehouses on C. P.  ��� R. track, foot of Stanley street. Nelson,  wholesale dealers in provisions, produco 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, ana electrio  blasting apparatus.���  .'.;'.��.������?;���'.   <���  ~T~~~~.     CIGARS.  KOOTENAY CIGAR MANUFACTURING  CO.���Corner Baker ��� and Hall streets. Nelson, manufacturersiof "Royal Seal" and "Kooto  nay Belle'' brands of cigars. .'.��  HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.  H BYERS & CO.���Corner Baker and Josephine  ���streets, Nelson, wholesalo dealeis in hardware and mining supplies. Agentsfor Giant  Powder Co.  .      ������������������: .,    LAAVRENCE HARDWARE ICOMPANY���  ���Baker St.; Nelson, wholesale dealers in  hardware and mining supplies, and water and  plumbers' supplies.   V"VANCOUVER HARDWARE COMPANY,  ' LIMITED-Baker street. Nelson, wholesale  dealers in hardware and mining supplies, plum-  bors and tinsmiths'supplies.   COAL.  CROW'S NI5ST PASS COAL COMPANY.���  AVholcsale dealers in coal and coke. Charles  St. Brube, Agent. Baker street. Nelson.   _���   " ASSAYERS'   SUPPLIES".  WF. TEET55EL & CO.-Corner Baker'and  ��� Josephine streets. Nelson, wholosalo deal  ers in assay ers supplies,' Agonts^for Denver  Fiie Clay Co. of Denver. Colorado.   LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  TURNER, liEETON & CO.���Cornev Vernon  and- Josephine streets, Nelson, wholesale  dealers in liquors, cigars and dry,goods, Agents  for PabsL Brewing Co. of Milwaukee and Cal-  gary Browing Co. of Calgary.   COMMISSION MERCHANTS.  HJ. EVANS &  OO.���Bakcr stieet, Nelson,  ���    wholesalo     c1fia.1erR    in    Unnois.     r.m.i.rs.  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  local and coast, ���-���  Flooring  local and coast.  Newel Posts  Stair Rail  Mouldings  Shingles  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  of all kinds.  IK WHAT YOU WANT IS NOT IV STOCK  WU WILL M.\KK IT 1 OK VOU  CALL AND GET PRICES.  AMERICAN  AND  EUROPEAN  PLANS  MEALS  J. A. Sayward  HALL AND LAKE STKEKTS, NELSON1   *  Porto Rico Lumber Go.  (LIMITED)  25  The Keremeos Townsite Company  KEREMEOS,   B.   C.  Lots 30x120.    Main  Street 100 Feet Wide.  Corner Lots $100.     Inside Lots $75  KEREMEOS  CENTS  ROOMS MGIITKD BY ELECTRICITY  AND IIKATKI) BY STKAM  25 CENTS TO ?1  Succossoio lo  A. DEWAR & CO.  Rough and  Dressed  Lumber  Shingles  Mouldings  ���,���  A-1 White Pine- Lumber Always in  Stoc(\.  We carry a complete stoelc of  Coast Flooring, Ceiling, Inside Finish, Turned Work, Sash and Doors.  Special order work will receive  prompt attention.  321 to 331 Baker Street, Nelson.  QUEEN'S HOTEL  BAKER STRKST. NELSON.  Lighted by Electricity and Heated with Hot Air.  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 iiud a splendid field to work in.  Much of the mineral bearing belt has not yet been explored. Tlio 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 tho 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,  wr. ^fteral Agents, Greenwood, B. G.  Or EDWARD BULLOCK-WEBSTER, Keremeos, B. C.  Largo comfortablo bedrooms and   flrst-olass  diniog-room. Sample rooms for commorcial raon.  Hol Ho!  CALL  AND  SEE  .v  RATES $2 PER DAY  cement, firo brick, and flro clay, -water pipe and  steel'rails, and general commission merchants.  PAINTS   AND   OILS.  TSTBLSON HARDWARE COMPANY-Baker  ���" Sticpfc���Wholesale dealers in paints, oils,  and brnbhes ot all kinds. Laigcst stork in  Kootojay.   FRESH -AND SALT MEATS.  BURNS &   CO.���Baker   street,   Nelson,  wholesalo dcalors in fresh and cured moats.  Cold storatre.  P.  Porto Rico Lumber Go. Ltd.  Contractors and Builders  WILL DO WELL TO  Buy Their Lumber  AT  G. 0. Buchanan's  A large stock of' flrsl-clsss dry material on  hand, also a full lino of sa^h, doors, mouldings,  turned work, etc.  Factory Work" a Specialty  Yard:  Foot of Hendryx street, Nelson  ��*�� �� Jofin Rae, Agent  COAL!     COAL!  GREAT REDUCTION  $9.65J| g^<Vcst   $6J5  DELIVERED  N|rs. E. G. GlarKe, Prop.  LATH OK TIIE KOYAL nOTEL, CALGARY  Waverly Hotel  This popular hotel uhich is now being  cnl.ugcd and ieno\.itod, w ill be icopencd  on M.uchlst, when iL Mill have JO large,  nicely fnrnibhcd and well lighted looms,  heated with hot air. Special attention  will be given to tho dining 100m.  RATES REASONABLE.  Elegant Sideboards  Superb Cheffoniers  Petite Dressing* Tables  , .   _���n * i,.     In the Famous Golden Oak  Just Received a Carload of High-class Goods  P. Burns & Go.  7-' '   <l  Wholesale and Retail  HkmSSriAaa Dealers in Meats  C. A. PROSSER, MANAGER   '_ . -> --    -1  A Big* Schooner  OF BEER OR  HALF-AND-HALF '  ALWAYS  FRESH  10c  ALWAYS  COOL  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.  yr  -ALL KINDS OF  Hard Coal  Antlnacite  The best glass of beer to be hud in Nelson is at  TIIK CLUB HOTEL  Corner Silica and  Stanley Sticets.  ��. J. CURRAN, Prop,  IVjadden House  Baker and Ward  Stieets, Nelson  TENTS   AND   AWNINGS.  xriasox tjsxt and awning factory���  J-^    llakLV fafci cot, Nelson.   j&inufoctiuciMOf all  and  cam as goods.  kinds of   tents  P. O, Rox  .   lUVJUDKS, _. .  Thoo. Maasoii, iiropiiotor.  WINES AND CIGAKS.  CALIFORNIA WINK COMPANY, LMI-  TED~Comcr Front and Hall streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers In wines (case and bulk)  and domestic andimported cigars.   ~iERATED-AND MINERAL WATERS.  rpiiQKPE & CO., LIMITED.-Corner Verhon  J- and Cedar streets, Nelson, Manufacturers  of and wholcsaleaeaiers in seiatcd waters and  fruit hi-rtips. Solo apentsfor Halcyon Springs  mineral water.   Telephone GO.   FLOUR AND FEED.  BRACKMAN & KER MILLING COMPANY  LTD.���Front street, Nelson, wholesale dealers i�� flour, oatinoal, oto., and hay and giain.  Mills at Edmonton, Victoria, and New vVost-  miiiKier.  TELEPHONE  33  G. W. West & Go.  The only hotel In Nelson that has romalned  under ono management (.inco 1880.  The bed-rooms are well furnished and lighted  by oloctiicity.  Tho bar is always stocked by the best domes-  lie and imported liquors and cigars.  THOMAS MADDEN, Proprietor.  AND  -3       t  BooK  B. C. HOTEL   erie, b.  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  Baker Street/Nelson ��   Q    TMVES,   Manager  .   ORDERS BY MAIL RECEIVE CAREFUL AND PROMPT ATTENTION.  Headquarters ftp Portland Cement, Fire Bricks,  Fire Clay, American Cumberland Coal [Blacksmiths]  ' B. P. BITHET & CO., M/ Victoria  Special quotations given for carload lots  A. li. UIlAV, P. 0. Eo\ 521. Nelson, B.'C.  Kootenay Agent  W.JP. DIOKSON  i -.  -B, H..H. APPLBWHAITH  J. McPHEIB  Kooteqay Electric Supply & Construction Go.  ELECTRIC SUPPLIES  I " ������    Complete Blectrlo Elqnlpmenta for Blectrte Power Tranamlsslon and LiKhtlngr for  tames, Towns Blectrlo Fixtures, Lamps, Bells, Telephones, Annunciators, Hto.  -   P. O. Box 80S." u     Josephloo Street, Nelson. B. O.  Writ class, jn o^ory lcspect. Choicest wines,  liquors and cigars. JCicij comfort for transient  ancl lesident guo'-t'S.  HEADQUAIITERS FOR UNION MEtf.  JOSKPII CAMPBELL, Proprietor.  R. REISTERER &"C0-  mtKU'uits and nonrijsns ov  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  E]  AECHITECTS.  WART gc CAIIRIK-Arohitectfl.   Rooraa 7  and 8 Abordoou block. Baker Htreob, NoIrod,  c  EWQINEERS.  IIAItLKS I'AHKKIf-SUnIiHrnml inlUliit' cn-  aliioyr.   WoM ItnkiU* Mrocf,.N'ciiOii,  Wc are no.v oponing up tlio iargftst stock of  wall P!l))Qi'b. lioi'ilci iiiiiil liioiildiimfovorrcccivcd  in NTol-,on. Wc piirpliii'-ctl rtucf't fiom UieMon-  (io,U impoitois, unci hu\u theicforc tho latestclo-  si'kii i tiiici c'.obc-t prices. apcci.ilcinoUitioiib to tlio  ti.ulc.    F. J. Bradley & Go.  I'AIM'EKS AXD UtCOKVlOKS  Corncj' Ticlori.i and Jo-cphino Sti eats, iSTelson.  TRADES   UNIONS.  NKLSON MIXKRS' UNIOM XO. 9(i. W. F. of  Al.���Moots In nilnoiV union rootnD, noith-  -easl cornor VJutorin, unci Kootenay Hlicets, eiery  Siittirclay ovoniiiff ��t 8 o'clock.   Vi8iting mem-  nlay  bora welcome,  Jamks Wti.Ki:s, Sec'y.  Cuab. A. MoKiv. Pres,  TIIK rotfiilar 111001111(0 of Uu�� C'nrpontoi ���>' Union  arc iiuiil ou Wudncidfiy cvpihiik of each  week, at 7 o'clock, in U10 Miners,' Union hull corner Victoria (ind Koutciuy streots.  U. HOJIINSON  1'rosittent.   JAMKS COLLING. Secretory.  The Tribune has a thorouijh-  ly equipped Book Bindery in  connection with its job printing department, AH kinds of  books manufactured to order,  and any kind of binding- or  rebinding done on short notice  Fred J. Squire, merchant Tailor  FULL LINES OF WINTER AND SPRING SUITINGS  WR3T BA KRR STKKKT* NKLSON _. OPPOSTTK SILVKR KINO HOTKT - -  That Light is Poor  GAS FITTING OUR SPECIALTY  PLUMBING OP ALL KINDS  Victoria Street, opponlc Postoffice.  LET US PUT IN 0/\S  STRACHAN BROS.  PionipLand rcprnlnr  dtlivery lo lhe Undo  Brewery ai Nelson  Co.  eison   wsne  CHOICE WINES AND LIQUORS  Sprci.il attention kivuh to familj inulc  ^te'll.!.     FRANK A, TAMBLYN  NoKon, II. C. ,M VV VUMC  TUtADES ANO^LABOR COUNCIL.���T'.e regular ineutiiiijs of Iho Nelson TiaUes and Labor  Council will lie held in the miner;,' union hall,  corner of VieLoiiaaisd Kootcnaj streets, on the  first and third Thursday of each mouth, at  7.30 p. m.  G. J. Thorpe, Prm.        J. H.-ilATiir.soN, Seo'y.  PBATEIWJAL   SOCIETIES.  NELSON LODGE, NO. 23, A. 3fT. & A. M.  Meets second Wednesday in eaoh month.  Sqjourning brethren invitod.  Lethbridge Gait Goal  The best<'T4lu<* tor t{io money in the maiket  for all purposes. -.-������,..  IMrmb oasii     W, P. TraittNBsy General Agent  Telophono W, : Office with C.��. A OJttisSo*  KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS- Nelson Lodgo, No,  25, Knights of rythinn, meet   "    -  B - -'  :ay  visitiug Knighte  _   odgo, No,  25, Knichts of rythinn, meets in I. O. O.y.  Hall, oorner flaker and Kootena;  Tuesday oveniiii  cordially Invitei  . _.-._. streets, every  at8 o'clock. **���-'---- '-������������ ���*  to attend.  K. Q. JOY. IT. of R, & S.  LEONABI) SCOTT, C. C.  NELSON L. 0. L., No. 1602, meets in I. 0. O. P.  Hall, corner llaker and Kootenay btreeta,  1st and 3i-d Friday  of each mouth.   Visiting  brethorn cordiaUy invited.  R. Koiiixaqy. WM. XV. CriAvrrann, Hoc -See.  NKLSON Mltm, Number 22, Fraternal" Orclor  of Eaglofl, nieota erory Hocoud and fourth  Wednesd&y ineaoh month In Fraternity Hall.  VMfcing brethren woloomo.  W* GoslsrKtT., President.  CliAWBB Pkosbeb, Secretary  BURNS BLOCK  Fruit and Ornamental Trees  Uhododcndror.i, Hq-cn, J'.mcy K\crKrccn'i  Magnolas, Uiilb'-, new cioptc-.lcd'.ccils, for sprint?  Til.ilitmtj. lj.iifrc.st arid most coiuplelo htock in  W'estci 11 (. .iimd,i. < .ill .md mal- 0 j our soh c I ions  or .send for dialogue- Acldrc-bs .it the muscij  triounils and I'lcenhousc.  M.J. HKMtY.  3000 \\'cstminster Ro.ul. Vatioouier. 15. C.  Fop Sale Cheap  RAILROAD OUTFIT  Such ah Wheel Scmpers, Picks, Shox cl i, Hiim-  I jners, Stcfl, W.ikohh, 1��uko lianjfe, Tcnt��, etc.  1 CallatOldCuncity J5I1011, Josephine btrcoU  H. D.  ASHCROFT  BLACKSMITHING  AND EXPERT  HORSESHOEING  SMOKE  ROYAL SEAL  AND  KOOTENAY BELLE  -      CIGARS      '  Wagon repairing promptly attended to by a  drst-ci'iH'3 wheelwright,  Special attention Kh cn to all kinds of rcpalr-  liitf and oiHtorn woik from oiit*ide points.  bliop:  Hall St., bctwocn Bnkcr and Vernon  TENDERS    WANTED  FOR   REAL  ESTATE.  Tender- will he icccivcil In iho umlersi^nrd  mill) I2odock nimii on .Muiuh.j, A|in( 2nd, |>>K)  foi Ihc follov int;deseKind ic.il isi.iicin Nelson.  r qis7 .ind o.uiii Lots l"i,md 1<> 111 lilock 50, to  aether "I'll ihc iiitpio\(.inci)t)| thonon, consist-  lntr of the JSih ui Km,; hotel and ,ioriot,toij rc'sf  (Iliuu.  1 ciiiis c.ish. *i ho highest 6r anj lender not  nct.(-s,iijh ,t(cc|jte(i.  C AHor.IMITin.f.IX,  -\(liniiiistrilu\ (sl.ileuf .Inlili.lohnsun.decciscd.  iStlsun It ('.. M.ucV-'ml, J'XKJ.  A. R. BARROW, A.M.I.C.E.  PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR,  Comer Victoria and JCoolcnay Streets.  JP. O, Box 553. TKLKPfiONS NO. 05  kootenay Cigar Mfg. Go-  NHl-SON", 3)RlT(Sjr COLUMBIA  "~oneyT6T6an  AT 7 PER CENT  ON BUSINESS PROPERTY  Anpl>  G. L  LLNNOX, Solicitor, Nelnon P. C  TN' TIIK MATTKR OF AN APPTiTrATION'  J- roil A 4)UPI.K'ATB0F A QV.IVIWIVATK  OF 'I IIJjK to loi-s ele\ou (IU and wcho (I?),  block twenty si \cn (27), Cit.} of Nelson, 1$. O.  Notice is hen hj t;n un llutt it is my intention  nt the c\pi(ui|on of ope month from (ho  pnlilicutiDii heieof, tu is-ue a duphcnlo of the  ('ciliflciilu 'if Tillotothe ,ibo\o lands, issued (o  deoifto A. H. Hall on rhuSJth dnj of Keccnibci,  J��US, and luimbeicd IjJJ K.  S. Y. WOOTOV,  llct;i^triii Ounciiil.  I.iixl UcRislij Oflicc, Victoria, IS. C , ViDx Teb-  1 uar\, ItXK),  NOTICE TO UNION CARPENTERS.  All cnipentfts who aio in sjinpathj ��i(fi  oiKiiiii/cil lahoi me licnlM not 1 tied that tlu-  t.'upinU'ililK 111 nitiTii ctiim with I'. Hutu- te  <"0iiipiin} 8 Cold slouiKc'iilant, H lieini; pcifcniiicd  liv non union labor, ami iiieiiiburn of tho  < arpeiitors Union, and those in swnpilhv with  it.nie iccjucsted to koicii theiiisehus iitroid  inulj. v * " '  JAMKS COLLING,  '   ���      Sccrctarj Nelson Can>entuia' Union.  St. JOSEPH'S SCHOOL  NKLSON. H. C.  A hoarding and day school conducted liyfho  Sister* of M. Joseph of Peace. !( is hliuntcdni  lliu KHtier or Mill nnd Joseplimi1 street-sin one of  the bivt icsideiitl.i! poitions pf Nelson, and U  I'.iMiyivccesMhlo fi om all purl-* of the t?ily.  The conrw of Hudy intludeH the fuiidainontnT  and higher bnmcht-i of lliomutth ITnt,'lish educa-  tioii: lJusipes'j coursc~bookkci>ptnt;. ^tcnot;-  niphy and tyiKiwiltmt;. t-'cienco eoiiihu-pin.ic;  voudand 1nstn11ne11t.1I, drawinp, etc. l'lain ait/  and needlework, etc,  Kor t��rma and parliculnrs applj to the Slater  Superior.  Will    open    her  Kindoi tf.it re;i and  MOP   K , -   .  rj j     prmiary school 111  TTK kNGLISLI  CHURCH Mhool  room on the 2nd of January, lflfy). For lornis and  uJl partioularn applj to MISS PALMHIt,  At residence of Mrs. J. R. lloborthon. Baker  Street West.  Co.  Kootenay   Coffee  NELSON, B. C,  CofTee roasters and dealers in Tea and Coffee.  Offer frcbh roasted colfeo of ho^t quality as  follows:  Ja%a and Arabian Mnoha, per pound.. . .$  10  Java and Afoclia Blend, 3 pounds   1 OU  Fino Santos, i pounds      .      100  Santot Blend. 5 pounds ,  100  Our Special Mend, B pounds   1W  Our BJo Roast, 6 pounds ...,.  100  A trial order Folicitod.   Salesroom 2 dooiseiEi  of OddfollouH block. West, Raker -.ficct.  Notice of Application for License.  I.Adolphu I moiule of Ihotilj of Xelson. in  the province of Utilish Coltimbia. hotel keeper,  liciehi k'iii) iioute that I intend toapplj to the  Moiul of laci'ii-o Commlssioneis foi tho Cit) of  Nelson, nt tin it" IliM incctint; 10 In' held after tho  cspiratinli ofithntj dajs ftom this date for iv  Ik ciisc. to sell \wiic*. ��i>nits beer and other fer.  inentcd and iiitoMcatint; luiuorsbj njlail, in my  hotel, known as thu "Monti eal Hotel," situate on  lots, numbered -Jand H, iu block numbemilSi, in  tho taid City of Nelson. A. Ii.YPGlNTlG.  Nclbon, JJ. 0., F��S>rua,ry 8th, 1900. THE TEIBUNE:  NELSON, B. C, MONDAY MARCH 19  1900  RECEIVED  IT  A DIRECT IMPORTATION OF  Iv  la  ir  u  Brushes  BATH   TOOTH   NAIL   HAIR  Baker Street, Nelson  W. F. Teetzel & Co.  Now is the time to get a bargain iu Clothing as we are  giving a liberal discount on  these goods for the next few  days in order to make room  for spring goods wliich are arriving daily  The Nelson Clothing House  217 219 Baker Street  A"^^"'���-*^^ �����***��� '0>'0>'0>'*l?08'0"^?0P'^.0l-9.-^  < ESTABLISHED  \\\   NELSON IN   1890  I am here my. friends to let you know I am all right.  Kimberly and Ladysmith have been relieved aud 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 reeieving goods every day direct from the factories,  which are for sale, and I am' prepiired to guarantee tho  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 Avill serve you,accordingly.    Don'fc forget the place.  We only employ the most expert watchmakers and  jewelers. All work is guaranteed. Mail orders will receive  our prompt attention.  JACOB DOYEB, THE JEWELER  NELSON, B. C.  S& JB"a,S"S'SS'i!5"S'-Sf.&,S"S <��*���<�����i*'.**,i*'ie?'m?"*0'ii*"g?'*-f0L  ~���"m>-00-0*'**"00-*>-0*-0*'0*'0*       ��?sc.��S'. ��!'�����?��� sr-sr.ar.^-sr'flK'  \\s  xti  Hi  iti  iti  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  '&  Great Clearing Sale  of Dry Goods  f $12,000   Stock of New Goods  2 Offered at Cost  ' We have decided to sell out our dry goods and  continue exclusively in' clothing, boots, shoes and  gents' furnishings, and now offer all our dry goods  stock at wholesale prices. This includes all our  spring goods now in stock and in transit from th'e  east. It is the first time in 'the history of Nelson  that a stock of this size has been offered to the public at such a low- rate, and ali wanting bargains  should not fail to see our prices. To the ladies of  Nelson we would 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:  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  PLAID TWEED SKIRTINGS, five pieces,  regular $6 line, offered at $4 to clear  BLACK LUSTRES, in plain and figured,  that were 50c, now selling at 30c  do do do       75c, do 45c  COLORED  DRESS  GINGHAMS,  regular 20c goods, now selling at 12ic  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,  ELLIOT BLOCK  HAKUH STHKKT  8  e  to replace that  Shabby Awning  Place your order with  THEO.   MADSON  Tents, Awnings, and  all kinds of Canvas Goods  Manufactured to Order  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  CITY LOCAL HEWS  The members of the fire brigade  will move into the addition to the  hall today. The new wing consists  of three comfortable rooms in wliich  five beds will be placed for the accommodation of the firemen who  sleep iu the building. The large  apartment now used as a sleeping  room is to be partitioned iuto an  office for the chief aud sleeping  quarters for himself aud the driver.  The other large room is to be used'  as a sitting and recreation room for  the'members of the brigade.  Nurse Hearle, who is at the detention hospital, is recovering nicely from her attack of chicken pox.  She will be quarantined in the  building for a couple of weeks.  Clayton, the small pox patient, is  practically well, though a couple of  spots not wholly healed, necessitate  his being quarantined for some  time yet.  Thorpe & Co., Limited, received a  shipment of bottles on Saturday.  The carload contained 10,000 bottles.  G. Lt. Lennox has purchased two  lots, 50 feet frontage, on Mill street  in block 4.4. from Walter Askew.  Mr. Lennox will build a residence on  the property.  A heavy slide occurred on Saturday night a short distance east of  Farron on the Columbia & Western. Several hours delay ensued  and the train ou the Rossland  branch was not held at Robson.  The Boundary passengers came  through to Robson and were given  staterooms aboard a steamer lying  at the dock there. Yesterday* a  train was sent out from Nelson to  bring them in.  Mrs.. G. W. Fairweather gave  birth to a son on Sunday. Both  are doing well.  Twelve men came down from the  Athabasca on Saturday. Tho Granite aud Poorman are shut down entirely. The labor trouble presents  no new'aspectst,  Hedley Sinclair, the engineer of  theXmir who' was badly scalded  last week is "improving, though  slowly. He suffers great pain at  times, and it is doubtful if ho ^will  be able to leave the hospital under  two months. The resident physician, Dr. Rose, states a that skin-  grafting operation may be necessary to make good some of" the  cuticles which was most severely  scalded. ^ >-  The late St. L. Brown, who was  fatally scalded aboard the tug  Ymir carried a life insurance of  $2000 in the Independent Foresters.  The documents necessary to secure  the payment of the policy have already been forwarded to the officials of Court Sherwood Forest in  Toronto to which deceased belonged  from where they go to the permanent officials who issue the check.  Above Pive'iiiile-poiutTtlicThand  of the railroad, builder is in evidence  on the north bank of the lake.  Hundreds of fires have been started  to burn timber on the right of way  and the smoke from these overhanging the lake in a dense cloud.  At Nine-mile, where John McMartin makes his headquarters blasts  are fired every few minutes. A  little town has sprung up at this  point, a telegraph office being  among the conveniences at tlio disposal of the residents.,  Tho fishing season is in full swing,  but up to iho present time fishermen have been more plentiful than  catches. On Saturday and Sunday  various parties were on tho lake,  the rapida being a favored distiiet.  The trout are not taking flies to  any extent yet but will attack bait  if it is of the right kind. On Saturday several fine trout were taken  off the city whatf with a fly.  Within a short time Cedar street  will blossom out as a residential  street, At the present time four  houses are being under way, and  Other lots have been disposed of to  parties who are desirous of building  during the present season. The  public works committee of the city  council has under consideration  certain improvements- to the street.  William Gooding comes before  police magistrate Crease this morning charged with the theft of  $15.00. It is alleged that when delivering goods for the Nelson Soda  Water factory Gooding collected  tlm amount iu question and ap- j  propriated it to his own use. He  has already pleaded guilty to a  charge of forgery, aud sentence was  deferred until this last charge is investigated.  Enthusiastic' cyclists who have  had their wheels out during the  last few days are wondering what  happened to the cycle path. Last  fall and during the winter the path  was used by teamsters, who quite  deserted the ordinary roadway,  with the result that the path has  vanished and a succession of deep  ruts occupies its place. Unless some  measure of protection can be  secured, the cyclists say it is useless  to spend more funds on tho cycle  path.  A. Lome Becher, a Rossland mining broker and at one time a resident of Nelson, has been ill with  smallpox and has been removed to  the pest house at Rossland.  The William Hunter Company,  Limited, recently disposed of its  mercantile interests at Phoenix, in  Boundary district.,.. The purchaser  was Michael McBean of Toronto.   ���  Owing to the closing down of the  three chief mines in the Rossland  camp, the miners for the past ten  days are said to have been leaving  that town at the rate of 35 a day.  Most of them arc going to the Montana, Idaho and Colorado camps,  while some are heading for other  centres of mining activity in this  province.  _  Over $70,000 in deposits were  withdrawn from the banks of Rossland in one day last week by miners  quitting that camp. But then this  exodus of men and money was offset by ' the transference of two  saloon licenses from Canadians to  Italians. This means, as a Rossland  man expresses, it, that "Columbia  avenue will soon be a street made  up of dagoes and other low-grade  foreigners."  Since the Gtli instant the level of  the lake has risen 15 inches. The  rise on Saturday was two inches.  These figures are obtained from a  thoroughly reliable source.  The rehearsals for the dramatic  entertainment being got up by E. P.  Whalley are * proceeding satisfactorily, and the various actors are  acquitting themselves exceedingly  ���well. W. H. Dowsing will also give  au exhibition of conjuring and  sleight of hand. The entertainment will be i given at the opera  house one day next week.   '  Captain Campbell of the Angerona  now owns a deer. On his Saturday  trip he saw the animal swimming  across the narrows, and, after backing aud tacking his little steamer  during nearly an * hour's chase, he  succeeded in roping the animal.  Captain Campbell says he intends'  to try and tame it.  The St. Patrick's day concert in  the opera house on Saturday in aid  of the building fund of the Roman  Catholic church was a great success,  ancl nearly all the leading local  amateurs took part. The instrumental part was furnished by Mill-  ward's orchestra.  According to a promise made last  year by Dr. Doolittle, a block of  stock in the Nelson Coke & Gas  Company, Limited, is offered to  citizens of -Nelson in today's issue.  As the works are now in operation,  citizens have an opportunity to investigate the merits of the business.  M. Lisbet Leon of Paris is  registered at the Phair. He is hez-e  to inspect tho Whitewater ~mine~on  Rover creek on behalf of some of  the Parisian stockholders in that  property. His stay in this country  will be very brief.  Between 150 and 175 members of  the Ymir Miners' Union are at work  in the neighborhood of that town  at the old scale of wages, namely,  $3 a clay for muckers and $3.50 a  day for miners. Yet never a word  of complaint is heard from the mine  owners employing them. All the  complaints come from the mine  owners who are employing the  $2.50 and $3 men.  Mrs. R, L. Brown, whoso husband  met his death by an* accident on  the tug Ymir, returns thanks to  the friends and members of the  fraternal societies who did the family so many acts of kindness during  her husband's short illness aud since  his death.  The members of the Ymir minez's'  union held their first annual ball  on Friday evening, the same being  largely attended* and 'thorxaigl'ily  enjoyed. The proceeds of the ball  were given iu aid of one of* Ymir's  citizens who was in needy circumstances, as the result of a long spell  of illness.  J. P. Swedbcrg, who has been a  year at his old homo in Sweden, is  back in Nelson looking none the  worse for his trip.  ���MSP  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.  CROWS.NEST, LETHBRIDGE, or ANTHRACITE, burning all kinds  equally well. Not requiring the attention of an ordinary coal heater.  Economical, durable and simple in construction. See our Steel Ranges  for hard and soft coal or wood.  H. BYERS & CO.  NKLSON  KASLO  SANDON  HOTEL   ARRIVALS.  J. Fagan, Victoria; George M. Wilkinson, AVinnipeg; H. J. Moorehou'se,  Vancouver; F. J. Schofield, Vancouver.  At the Tremont.���J. McLean, J.  Owen, E. llosenquist, J. Ivathrini-  berg, J. Hunt, R. Kitchen, J. Kelly,  J. H. Thompson, City.  At the Grand Central.���C. E.  Allen, Athabaseh; C. Hagerty, ��� Seattle; F. Hagerty, Seattle; Miss  Harris, Toronto; C. L. Knox, J. E.  Enos, Spokane.  At the Phair.���Julius Ehrlich,  Greenwood; E. Charles, Rossland;  J. Lonsdale Doupe, Procter; Frank  Daring, Vancouver; J. C. Drewry,  W. A. Jeffrey, Rossland; C. L. Peck  and wife, New Westminster; E. W.  Carter, Ainsworth; F. B. Jameson,  Procter; J. Wilson, Kamloops; E. K.  Watson, Montreal; John S. Sullivan,  Trail.  At the Queens.���W. J. Cusack,  Rossland; A. Audet and wife, Ymir;  A. G. WcGibbon, Powder Point; D.  A. Ranken, Balfour; Y. W. Orchard,  Porto Rico; W. M. Armstrong, Edmonton; II. W. Hylaucl, M. D.,  Toronto; J. Wilson, Crestoii.  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  BUSINESS  MENTION.  to learn  & Co.,  cook  Cook" Tri-  Wanted ��� Apprentices  dressmaking.   Apply to Martin O'Reilly  Houston block, Nelson.  Wanted���Position as  lady  in a hotel or private family.   Apply  buno ollice.  Piano for sale; practically new;  Address Rox 231, Nelson.  Wanted���A boy to  help  deliver  milk and feed cows. Apply to II. R. Harrison,  Nelson Library Association.  Sewing girls wanted, at the Hudson's Bay stores, Nelson.  M. J. Henry, the Vancouver nurseryman, lias in the hands of printers his catalogue for tho year 1900, and it will be ready for  mailing by (he 1.1th instant. It v ill bo one of the  most complete e^ cr issued bj any one in bu lino  of 1m ino-.son tho Coast, <md he i-.confident that,  if jou will kmdlj resoive jour oulcrs until it  i caches' 'N ou, it w ill be to 5 our interest to place a  share of them j\ i th him.  ,   Wanted���Portable    engine    and  boiler, sawmill, planer, cdgci and lath-mill.  Capacity not less th.in ton thousand a day. Sawmill, Tiitmnc Ofllce.  Niekerson���Watchmaker,   Baker  sti ee(, opposite Queen's hotel. Twcnty-fl\ e } ears  experience. ^  For Sale���A furnished hotel-in  Sandon, B. G. Write for pai ticulars to G. West,  Box 180, Sandon. B.C.  , When your   watch   don't   keep  time, sec Nickcroon, Baker stieet. Satisfactory  work or no charges.   '  To Let���Six-roomed house with  bath, Applj' al second h.md store opposite post-  office.  Nelson Coke & Gas Co.,  Capital Stock $250,000.  Dhidcd into 10,000 bhaics of ?25  7% Preference Shares. .$76,000  Ordinary Stock._ $175,000  A limited number of preference and ordinary  shares of the company aie oiiciod to tho cituens  of Nel-on at par.          Subscription books aio now open at the ofllce  of the comp my, U ikor stieet, Nelson.  Nelson Coke & Gas Co.,  M.M1IUD.  FHKn HVKNRTT, imager mid Sectetarj.  REAL ESTATE AND  INSURANCE AGENTS  Agents for J. & J, TAYLOR SAFES  Bogustown)   Fairview   Addition,  REAL ESTATE  INSURANCE AND  GENERAL AGENT  First door west  of Bank of British  Columbia building.  Baker Street  At tiik Hume.���T. J. Spofford,  Toronto; I<\ A. Vi,gne4 Cheltenham,  England; h. Hancock, Spokane; C, J  NOTICE.  Contractors and builders aio hereby notified  that, on and after April 1st, tho following scile of  ^ijikcs will be demanded: Aloitar mixers and  hod carriers, ?3.30 for eight, hours; other Diiildingr  laboi ers, ?i for eight houi1*, evcivators 30 cejiis  nn hour. This notice is given ho that those whom  it may concern can consider it in tendering /or  contracts.  K O. SHACKLKTON, Recording Secretaiy,  Nelson laborers' Protective Union 8121.  w  xti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  \W  185   BAKE^JSTREET  Newly Laid  Town Eggs  Strictly Fresh  40c per doz. at  KIRKPATRICK & WILSON'S  The Leading-  Grocers.. ....  Hi  Hi  Hi  iti  Hi  iti  Hi  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  Invest Your Money  TO BEST ADVANTAGE  ��� And,order at once your requirements in the line of Hams and  Bacon, of which we have received a large-consignment from Eastern Canada.- ,  FINE QUOTATIONS- FINEST QUALITY  GIVE THEM A TRIAL  The Western Mercantile Company, Limited.  FANCY AND STAPLE GR0CK1HES ��� BAKER. STREET, NELSON  ,S��.e3.e=).  mmm.  9M  S We have sold 75 per cent of all the,  til* Portland Cement  | Fire Briek arid,  $ Fire Clay  M        Used in Kootenay.  jk. We also handle  1 SteeT Mining Rails,  w BlacKsmith's Coal, Sewer Pipe, Etc. i  *  :��� %  S^1  *m  -.mm  mm  Tropical and California Fruits  BANANAS     ORANGES     LEMONS     APPLES  Received Daily from Spokane.  P. 0. BOX 170.  HOUSTON BLOCK.  Blue Ribbon Ten Ahv.ijs on Hand.  Fresh Kggs Iloceived Daily  John j\. Irviqg & Gar,  omns  ANOTHER VICTORY'      BOERS IN RETREAT  ���h Ji'J"1 t v��y 6UC,eesaful day and completely routrd tho enemy. They are in full  ��&e& J,A ��he eA,lubcr��inco of jour joy got, your India and Cejloy Tea Moc A  ana Java Coilce, Groceries, elc, Uom '"' J-��-a, iuocna  Josephine and Silica Streets,  oppoHite Mothodist Church  PATTON & EMMAN  GENERAL BROKER  Three dwelling houses for sale on easy tenitt>.  One lot on Stanley street, opposite Iioj.il  hotel, for sale at a bargain.  0��e seven-roomod house and one threo-room  house tor rent.  es  GENERAL BROKER  ildooia u est of Dominion TCxpi ess ofllce.  P. O. llox o'ii.   Phones: Ofllce 147, House W2  FOE SALE  i-roora house and '3 lots ��1500  I lot on C'tubonate htruet     100  2Io!s Ubscnntory hlicct  .    MV  'I lots and 1-ioomlious.e.  1100  Miooar house von. hknt  SeO   AMMABI4E I Loans and insurance promptly attended to

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