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 DAILY   EDITION   BY   MAIL  FIVE   DOLLARS A YEAR  WEEKLY EDITION  BY MAIL  TWO  DOLLARS A YEAR  EIGHTH  YEAR.  NELSON:  SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 24 If03.  PRICE FIVE  CENTS.  THE POLITICIANS IN KASLO  Are Getting Ready.  Kaslo,  March   23.���There   have  been  many   candidates   talked of  here as likely to urn against "Bob"  Green.    "Bill Hunter oi' Alamo and  Silverton,    mayor    McAnn,   G.   O.  Buchanan, and John Keen of Kaslo,  are    mostly   spoken    of.     G.   O.  Buchanan, when interviewed, said  there  was nothing iu the reports,  published    principally   in   Nelson,  that_he was looking for the nomination.    "Let the people choose their  candidate," was his way of putting  it.    "I am very anxious that Mr.  Green should not be returned, but  I am  not talking of running.    If  the circumstances arise I "\\ ould just  as soon bo a candidate as not.    As  to the report that 1 am looking for  the nomination, there is nothing in  it."    Mr. Buchanan added that he  wanted to see a stable government,  one that would restore confidence,  and he was willing to sink all party  feeling to attain that end.  It does not seem to be generally  known that the Kaslo Conservatives have passed a motion in favor  of party lines. They sent the resolution to the Nelson convention,  but that body did not let the public  know half the business that came  before it. The motion as passed,  reads :  "Whereas the government of this  province has for some time been in  tho hands of men responsible to  themselves only for the actions of  the government; and whereas the  members of the legislative assembly  are split up into several different  factions inimical to tho best interests of the province, and it is believed that in order to establish  good government it is necessary  that party lines, usual under responsible government, obtain in this  piV'ince:  "Be it, therefore, resolved,* that  this meeting recommend that a con-  |- vention   of Conservatives   of   the  province be called .at an early date,  atacenttal point, for the purpose  of considering the present political  situation 'in the province."to decide  upon tt Conservative leader for the  province as a whole, and to elect' a  leader for the party in local affairs."  A miners' union has been formed  here.    It starts with 93 members.  Richard'Hardy  of   Lardo  City,  ' has been muiriidto Nettie May Mc-  Kee of this place.  Mr. Stephenson contemplates extending the telephone service.  Otto Augustine was having a  friendly wrestling1 match today  with John Bjoru, when he fell and  broke his leg.  II. Byers & Co. of Kaslo, Nelson  and Sandon, in competition with  Eastern and Coast firms, have received the contract for supplying  the hardware for the Kootenay  .Railway &'Navigation Company's  .new steamer.  Kaslo expects to get a good crowd  from Nelson on May 2J.th. There's  -nothing like starting early, and the  citizens-aro already talking of how  they shall celebrate tho queen's  birthday. _      Sharkey a Coward.  Nkw    York,   March   23.���Tom  Sharkey will   soon   be Avithout a  manager.   Tom O'ltourke is paving  tho way,   and   on  September  1st  actual severing of relations,   business,   diplomatic   and   social,   will  take place.    For several weeks past  sporting men have been predicting  tho   rupture.     The   challenge   of  Ruhliu was the direct cause  of it  becoming known.    It was reported  today   O'Rourko   had   decided   to  make a match with Kuhlin, so a reporter ealled at the Iiotel Delavau  to have the report verilicd.  "Yes,  I'll match  Sharkey against  him," said O'Rourke.  "He will fight  Ruhliu and a good many others before I get through with him." "You  don't  mean  that you are  to  give  him up?"    "Yes, I do.   His contract  with me will expire September  ] st,  and then ho will have to; get another manager.    Ho is  the biggest  coward I have evt r had anything to  do with.    He talks about meeting  any man in  the world, and whenever he is  pitted  against anybody  who can fight iie tiies to dodge the  issue.    He dodged Fitzsimnions on  Thursday. If Sharkey had come to  time and   acted  like   a  man  that  fight would not havo been declared  off.     Ho saw Fitasimnions meant  business, and tint was enough for  him.    The public does not know it,  but there came near being no fight  between Sharkey and Jeffries.     At  the last moment Tom declared he  would   not  leave   Sfcateu   Island,  giving the cheapest sort of excuses.  I pleaded with him, begged him and  then threatened to make little  Walcott take his place. A sense  of disgrace resulting from such an  act shamed him into fighting."  Plumer Reported in Trouble.  Loxnox, Match 23.���A dispatch  to tho Daily News from Lorenzo  Marquez, dated Friday, says : "It is  reported here from Pretoria that  commandant Eloff is isolating colonel Plumer's force near Gaberones.  FOUND DEAD ON THE TRAIL  BOER  HONESTY IMPUGNED  In Belgian Courts.  Nkw Yokk, March 23.���A criminal case which will attract the  greatest in America and in all  countries where the struggle between Great Britain and the Boers  is exciting attention, will be  heard on June 11th before tiie  Brussels tribunal, says a Brussels  cable to the Herald. It is a trial  which will put to the test the accusation of corruption brought by  the English government against the  Boer officials in general and president Kruger in particular.  The parties concerned are the  well known financiers, the baron  Oppenheimer, of the firm of Oppenheimer Freres, Louis and Henry  Waranl, Belgian barristers; M.  Braconier, a wealthy Belgian capitalist, of Liege, aud another Belgian, M. Terwange, all of whom  were assoociated for some years as  lessees of the Transvaal railway,  which was to connect Komati port  with Selati.  Tho Transvaal government complains that, by producing false  accounts, the company claimed from  them an amount of interest largely  in excess of* the capital subscribed  or required. According to information given out, the company's  directors, who are being prosecuted  on tliis charge, allege that they  werc'eompelled to make the charge  higher, in order to conceal the  bribes which they had topay'presi-  dent'Kruger and his familiars^and  most of the members of the Pretoria volksraad, including some of  the generals now engaged in tho  wa r.  A Miner's End.  C.   P. Hill,  customs collector at  Port Hill, Idaho, reports the sad  end of a Canadian miner.     James  Hawkins, who had worked for Mr.  Hill for a considerable time on his  mine,   the    Crack-a-Jack, situated  about seven miles above Kitchener,  wtis found dead ou the trail several  miles from Kitchener last Monday.  When    found    he    was    covered  with   about   two    feet   of   snow,  and   was   lying   face    downwards  with his face on his arm.'  He had  no money on him when found, nor  were there any marks of violence.  Au inquest, presided   over by E.  Mallandaine of Creston,  was held  over the body and a verdict was  returned of death from causes unknown.    It transpired  during  the  inquest   that   the    deceased   had  been     paid     !j$0     on    February  the   2nd,   and   $78 on   Tuesday,  the Oth instant.   He had, however,  been drinking in Kitchener and is  thought to have  spent his  money  there.     He   had  apparently been  dead several days when found.  Hawkins is understood to have  been a "Canadian, but nothing is  known of his birthplace. Any  information as to his relatives or  birthplace will be received and forwarded to the .proper quarters by  C. P. Hill, Port Hill, Idaho, or by E.  Mallandaine of Creston.  May Divine providence shower its  gifts upon our province and cause  peace and harmony to reign therein.  One More Step.  Washington, March 22.r��� The  senate today in executive session  ratified the treaty between the  United States and Great Britain  relative to tho estates of citizens of  one country who die in the other,  which has been under consideration  for the past two days. There wtis  no debate today, but several amendments were adopted.  FATE OF MAFEKING HANCS  NELSON MINSTRELS GIVE A  NELSON LOCAL NEWS.  PLUMER IS NO NEARER TO  Besieged Mafeking.  Loxr.ov, March' 23. ��� Colonel  Plumer has apparently retired to^  Crocodile Pool and Mafeking seems  further off than ever from lelief.  This news wt^s contained iu a dispatch from Buluwayo, dated Monday, March 19th, and published in  the seecnl edition of lhe Times.'  These advices add, that the base  hospital has been brought back to  Gaberones, though the correspondent further says it is thought the  object of the Boers'demonstration  of March 13th and 16th was to  cover���the removal - of tho "siege-  guns from Mafeking.  General French's activity in the  Orange Free State may well be a  preliminary to a forward movement  by lord Roberts with the main  army.  *  Waiting for Clute.  Since the return of Chris Foley  from Butte, where ho went to consti It the officers of the Western  Federation of Miners on the contract system, says the Rossland  Record, the miners* union lias received a telegram from It. C. Clute,  Dominion commissioner, who investigated the Kootenay labor troubles, asking that no decision be  reached until he arrives. He will  arrive about Monday, and meanwhile a decision is held in abeyance.  Workingmen's Risks.  Pjlattsuuro, New York, March  28.���Alexander Leelaire, a miner,  was killed by a cave-in in the iron  mine at Lyon mountain today. His  home was formerly in Montreal.  MuNcie, Indiana, March 23.���  Three men, Clifford Van Kirk,  Marile Barney and Thomas Sullivan,  were instantly killed, one fatally  injured and two seriously injured  by the explosion of a saw mill  boiler near Anthony, seven miles  from here today.  For Boer Consumption Only.  London, March 23,���A dispatch  from Bloemfontein, dated Thursday, March 22nd. says president  Kruger is reported to have issued a  proclamation declaring Great Britain to be in dire straits, and that  the Russians have occupied London.  Excellent progress is being made  with the planking of Fiont street.  Sixteen men are at work, half being  on the planking gang and the remainder on the grade.  Frank McCauna, pressman on The  Tkihune, returned yesterday from  Greenwood where he was putting  the Greenwood Times' press in  running ,order. He reports that  another "case 'of smallpox has been  discovered in Greenwood.  M. Leori Lisbet, whose departure  fOr-Franee was heralded in yesterday's Tribune, was detained at the  last moment by a cablegram. He  'expects, .however, to leave for  Fiance today or tomorrow.  F. J. Finucanc, manager of the  Bank ���of Montreal at Greenwood,  came in on last night's train. ' He  reports his town and country prospering.         FigMing at Lobatsi.,  London, March 23.-9:21 p. ra.���  The war office has issued  the following:     "From   the   general   at  Cape Town to the secretary of war.  The following telegram has arrived  from Nicholson, Buluwayo, March  16th:      'The   following    is   from  Plumer, Lobatsi, March 14th : The  Boers advanced from the south in  considerable" force   this   morning.  They also advanced from Goddes'  Siding.     After a sharp little engagement, lieutenant-Colonel Bod-  lo's advanced "post "was- compelled  to      retreat.       The      retirement  was     excellently      carried      out  to     our     main     position.      The  casualties     included       lieutenant  lieutenant   Chapman   and   a   corporal, prisoners, and two missing,  probably prisoners.    Five troopers  were  wounded.    Chapman's   horse  fell with him  closo to the enemy,  who immediately surrounded him.  Tho exact Boor casualties arc unknown,  but several were shot at  short range.   In  the afternoon the  Boers advanced further north and  shelled our position from a*ridge on  the left.    Our \2\ pounder replied,  the artillery duel continuing until  sunset.   Lieutenant A. J. Riley has  since died of his wounds.   One native was killed.' "  Still in the 'Balance.  London, March 24.���4:15 a. m.���  Lord Roberts' main army continues  waiting at Bloemfontein. The  sensational interest .in the fate of  Mafeking has intensified with colonel Plumer's forced retirement to  Crocodile Pool, where he was two  months ago. Relief from the  north now dwindles to an improbability. Lord Methuen is skirmishing with the Boers at Warren-  ton, 16 miles away. Although  seemingly iu force sufficient to do  pretty much as he likes, he has not  advanced these five days. It is  hoped that his military administration has a pleasant surprise in  preparation for Britishers by raising the siege with a strong column  of cavalry and artillery detouring  to Mafeking.  General   French's    cavalry   and  mounted infantry, it is   rumored,  are   fighting   somewhere    east   of  Bloemfontein.   This. suggests more  Boer  bad   news,   as   commandant  Olivier's commando, with two thousand   wagons, is   reported on  the  Basutoland frontier,  toiling northward towards Kroonstnadt via Lady-  brand.        This    enormous    wagon  train   is   supposed   to be   moving  twenty   miles   a    day.       General  French's cavalry posts stretch from  Bloemfontein    eastward    to    the  mountains.  General "Buller lifts? not nTovetViii  Natal. The eighth division will go  direct to- Bloemfontein. Lord  Roberts' effective force at the  front ten days hence ^ ill be, it is  estimated, 70,000 men with the easy  possibility of moving eastward,  forcing the Boers to evacuate the  Biggarsberg range and joining  hands with general Buller before  continuing the promenade to Pretoria.  The Delagoa Bay railway arbitration award is editorially considered  in the morning papers. The approaching declaration of the findings of the arbitrators is welcomed  s coining at an appropriate  moment, and is bringing the acquisition of-Delagoa" Bay appreciably nearer.  FREE STATERS VERY FOXY  Proroguing Quebec Legislature.  Quebec, March 23.���Honorable  Gentlemen of the Legislative Council, Gentlemen, of the Legislative  Assembly:  You have just completed the  labors of a long session and I highly  appreciate the zeal aud intelligence  which you have displayed in the  performance. 1 have sanctioned  with great satisfaction the numerous aud important acts that yon  have passed during the session. The  necessary appropriations for the  administration of public affairs  have been liberally voted by you  and my government will take the  necessary steps to ensure their being expended with due economy  and in accordance with their object. In proroguing this legislature,  in her majesty's name, I pray for  the happiness and prosperity of  both yourselves aud your families.  Keep Their Good Eifles.  Lon��on7 March 23.���A Springfontein dispatch published in the  second edition of the Times says :  "The apparent submissive attitude of tho Free Staters should be  accepted with caution. The large  proportion of obsolete, inferior  weapons being turned,in by them  to the British is giving the impression that large stores of modern  muuscrs are being concealed,"  The Outlook's special correspondent at Cape Town says :  "Fueling is running ntrong against  the leniency with which the Boers  are being treated by the British  authorities."  ' Good Show.  A large and appreciative audience  greeted the Nelson minstrels when  they held the boards at the opera  house last night. Judging from the  applause with which the entertainers were received their performance made a decided hit. The  company gave a good show, replete  with bright songs aud witty sayings. The programme was lengthy,  but interest was maintained from  start to finish. Tiie performance  was the best heard in Nelson for  many months, and was quite up to  the high standard already established by the Nelson minstrels.  When the curtain rose after a  dashing selection by the Millward  orchestra which accompanied splendidly during the evening, the company was disclosed arranged in a  semi-circle with Fred J. Lynch in  the interlocutor's chair. The balance of the company was  as follows: Mascot, Lance  Gilcrist; bones, 11. A. Gervan and  Charles Honey man : tambos, Harry  Marshall and Eddie McGinn; circle,  R. li. Thompson, >W, Martin, W.  H. Smyth, W. J. Hall, C. A. Prosser,  D. Hardie, W. Ross, J. White, G. M.  Berry, and I. G. Nelson.  The opening selection was "Down  on the Ohio," which  was rendered  with spirit by the company.    R. E.  Thompson followed in "Stories that  Mother told me," a good song and  well  sung.      Harry   Gervan  sang  "It's a hot Combination," in which  he was assisted by one of the company who impersonated  a  colored  belle.    Charles Prosser made a  hit  iu his song "What Right have you  to Judge Her," which  he gave  in  splendid  style.      An   enthusiastic  encore was accorded him, but ho  was unable   to  respond  owing to  hoarseness.     Eddie   McGinn came  next     with     "I'll      make   r that  Black      Gal      Mine,"       working  a few ragtime steps into the chorus.  "Uafi-yTVItirsliair rendered "I Ddtrt"  Unrterstund Ragtime" iu'ii   breezy  manner,  eliciting a hearty recall.  W. J. Caldwell followed with "King  O'er Laud  and Sea," which selection he handled  iu pleasing style.  Mr. Caldwell has an  exceptionally  clean-cut low note, which  he handled with  good  effect.    "My  Hannah  Lady," a popular" coon song,  was taken  by Charlie lloncymati,  who   pleased    the    audience    immensely.   The first part concluded  AVith "Dar's a Jubilee" by the company, Harry Marshall leading.  The olio consisted of a variety of  clover turns. George Berry's roller  skating act was first-class in every  ���respect, aud his entree \vti< quite  sensational, being made from a  platform at the rear of the stage.  Marshall and Thompson's musical  tuin was well received and proved  to be one of the artistic features of  the program.  Tho_ witty dialogues several of  which were devoted to the recent  fiost which the minstrels  received  home in response to a telegram  from representative Wheeler of  Kentucky, bidding him to appear  before the house committee on foreign affairs. He saw representative Taylor of Ohio, who had secured him his appointment as consul at Pretoria, and Mr. Wheeler*.  The latter arranged to see chairman Hitt of the foreign affairs committee and have the evidence of  Mr. Macrum taken early next ���week.  Mr. Wheeler says he will urge that  the inquiry take place before the  full committee.  WHY THE SUIT WAS SETTLED  Between Frick and Carnegie.  Nkw York, March 23.���Referring  to the settlement of the differences  between Andrew Carnegie and H.  C. Frick, the Press today says:  "As is known to all Great Britain  and to the newspaper-reading public of the  United States, the one  pet scheme of Cecil Rhodes, 'the  South African Colossus,' is his Cape-  to-Cairo railroad project.   This one  idea has far more to do with the  Boer war than ever has been. told.  As all England knows of his great  project, so does all Pittsburg, which  means the steel manufacturing  industry of the United States.    It is  known that the Carnegie Steel Company always has expected to obtain  the contract for furnishing the steel  rails, bridge building material and  other construction   work   for   the  great railroad.   The Carnegie Steel  company went so far last fall as  to  form a prospecting party of rival  engineers, draughtsmen nnd others  versed in surveying and  engineering, to go over the  proposed route  of the Cape to Cairo railroad.   The  prospecting jmrty  expected  to. be  in Central Africa for two years  at  least, and it was to'start from Pittsburg to Cape Town next month.  "Had the bitter feud continued  between these two millionaire iron  and steel kings, the affairs of the  Carnegie Steel Company, possibly,  *would.have been tied.up.by litigation, the numerous mills closed by  injunctions obtained by Frick, and  all the possibility of this company  getting the enormous contract fora  steel rails for the Cape "to Cairo,  road would have been off."  NELSON AND HER PEOPLE  Thanked for Prompt Assistance;  Boers in Good Shape.  London, Maich 24.���A Bloemfontein correspondent of the Daily  News, telegraphing Thursday, says :  "A letter from Mr. Ponlteney, an  interpreter in the Free State courts,  has been received by his wife here,  in which the writer declares that  general Joubert is commanding the  combined forces at Kroonstaadt,  where there are plenty of men,  guns and food stuffs for a determined resistance.  at Sandon, were sandwiched in between the selections in the first  part of the program,  "The Abscnt-Minded Beggar," by  W. J. Hail made ti hit us it always  doc's. Mr. Hall gave the stirring  recitation with considerable dramatic force. His upp!uu��e took the  form of a shower of coins, aggregating $53.43, which goes to swell  Lhe Canadian Patriotic Fund.  Want to Stop Exportation of Guns.  Vienna, March 23.���Deputies  Wolf and Lemisch have telegraphed  to premier Von Koerber demand  ing that he take stops to stop the  exportation of 43 cannon, -which  are said to have left the Skoda factory, Bohemia, on their way to  Trieste; it being further alleged  that thoy arc intended for the use  of the British forces in South  Africa.  Keeping a Stiff Upper Lip.  Bonn Camp, KuooNstaadt,Thursday, March 22.��� Affairs are buing  put in proper shape and tho Free  Staters who had to leave tire returning in crowd.-. The commandos aro mobilizing in great  miiiibuis and the men are more de-  ter mined than ever. President  St.eyn has issued a proclamation in  which he warns the burghers who  lay down their arms and helped the  enemy that they tire liable to the  utmost punishment as traitors.  French Fighting Again.  Bloemfoxtbix, March 23.���Gen-  eral French, with a brigade of cavalry and mounted infantry, has arrived tit Thabanchu and opened he-  liographie communication with Maseru.    He reports till well.  London, March 23���0.35 p. m.���  According to a special dispatch  from Cape Town, dated today, general French's cavalry brigade is  fighting eastward of Bloemfontein.  An Investigation to be Held.  Washington, March 23.���Former  consul Macrum was at the capitol  today, having come ou   from his  Thefollowinglotter explains itself.  It goes to show that the people of  Nelson helped their neighbor's in  distress promptly and effectively:  Kuskonook,    March    23.���John  Houston, mayor, Nelson���Dear Sir:  The people of Kuskonook desire us  on   their   behalf   to ��� tender   their  heartfelt thanks to the City of Nelson for the very generous  cash donation of $230; also to the citizens  for the prompt way in which they  responded. to_our -appeal _for_food  and clothing.      The  clothing   forwarded  is  sufficient to cover the  wants,     and    enough     food*    has  been     received    for     our   immediate   necessities.       We   estimate  there is  food  enough  on hand to  hist a week.    Wo  handed a list of  goods   most   required   to   captain  MeMorris of   the   steamer Moyie.  At his request, a duplicate list of  wliich we   enclose   to you.    Considering what the citizens of Nelson  have already done for us, we  don't  like to a-sk for anything more.   We  are   appealing   to   the   provincial  government for  building material.  We remain, sir, yours truly,  J. C. Bj.andv, Chairman,  D. McLennan, Secretary,  Relief Committee,  Dawson City Notes.  Vig'JLOkia, March 23.���Yukon  papers just to hand note that  Charles Hill has been committed  for trial foi\ murder 'for' shooting  his partner, William Blaise, iu the  Pelly River diftrict. A committee  of Dawson City citizens has peti  tioned that the portion of the  Yukon Teiritory Act, providing for  elective members of the council, be  put iuto effect.  Porto Bican Belief Bill.  Washington, March 23. ���The  senate today adopted the conference report on the Porto -Rican  relief bill by a vote of 35 to J5,  practically a strict party vote.  Kitchener Finished His Work.  Bkokmkontkix, Thurdny, March  22.���The rebellion in the Prieska  district has been suppressed and  lord Kitchener is roturuiug here.  VERY COOP BUSINESS WEEK  For Wholesalers.  The wholesale merchants of Nelson have had a good week. In two  or three instances the volume of  business was not what the wholesalers had anticipated, but in tho  large majority of business houses  the report ranged from "quite satisfactory" to "surprisingly brisk."  Shipments continue heavy considering the season, and as a whole  the trade is promising. The firms  who were in business at this time  last year state that their trade for  the present month shows a marked  increase over March, '90. Yesterday's shipments were as follows:  W. F. Teetzel & Co., assayers'  supplies.���Moyie, Cranbrook and  Lake Points.  Thorpe & Co., aerated and mineral waters.���Rossland.  John Cholditch & Co., wholesale  grocers.���New Denver, Moyie aud  Sandon.  Nelson Saw & Planing Mills,  Limited���Lake Points  California Wine Company, wines  and cigars���Silverton, Kitchener,  Camp McKinney, Rock Creek, Midway, Greenwood, Phccuix, Fort  Steele and Ymir.  Brackman & Ker Milling Company, Limited, flour and feed���  Grand Forks, Sandon, Lardeau,  Kaslo, Ainsworth, Greenwood and  New Denver.  Vancouver Hardware Company,  hardware and mining supplies���  Trail, Lake Points, Erie, Kaslo and  Halcyon Springs.  -  J. H. Evans <fc Co., commission  merchants-^-Slocan City, New Denver, Silverton and Sandon.  Lawrence Hardware Company,  hardware and mining supplies-  Granite Siding, Cranbrook, Moyie,  Ymir, Salmo, Pilot Bay, Fernie,  New Denver, Lake Points and  Grand Forks.  J. Y. Griffin & Co., provisions and  produce���Moyip, Fernie, Trail, Salmo and Erie.  Kootenay      Supply     Company,'  wholesale grocers���Robson, Cascade  City, Ymir and Kitchener.  If. Byers <fc Co., hardware and  mining supplies���Procter, ^ Moyie,  Trail, Sandon, Ymir, Enterprise,  Silverton and Lake Points,    "  A., Macdonald 6c Co., wholesale  grocers ��� Kuskonook. Greenwood,  Sirdar, Ymir, Trail, Slocan Junction,  Ainsworth, Creston and Slocan  City.  Turner, Bee ton <fc Co., dry goods  and liquors���-Salmo, Ymir, Lake  Points, Slocan City and New  Denver.  The West Goes Ahead.  New York, March  23.���For the  Dominion   of   Canada    the'   bank  clearances   during   fche'ueek   just  ending were: Montreal  $12,357,138,  decrease   IS,2   per   cent;   Toronto  80,208,120,   iucreaao   3.2 per   cent;  Winnipeg   $1,054,081,  increase  9.5  percent; Halifax $1,100,599; Hamilton $({51,708, decrease 8.5 per- cent;  St. John $59(1,30(5; Vancouver $700,-'  3i(J, increase 20,0 per cent; Victoria  $(551,878, increase 13.5 per cent.  Want a Railway Subsidy.  Victoria, March 23,-r-The board  of trade today unanimously  passed a resolution urging tho  dominion arid provincial governments to grant Mib*idi<?�� to  secure the extension of the KMpii-  malt 6c Xiumimo railroad to the  northern end of Vancouver island.  The proposal that British Columbia  interests shall erect a building for  the exhibition ut the Winnipeg fair  of the products of this province also met with favor.  Another Contradiction.  Berlin, March 23. -A "German  government official, authorized to  speak on the subject, told the correspondent of the Associated Press  today that fiere was no justification whatever for the persistent  press statements, here and elsewhere, that Germany and the  United States were making efforts  on behalf of peace in South Africa.  Warren Embarking.  London, March 23.���The Capo  Town correspondent of the Daily  Chronicle, telegraphing Thursday,  says: Sir Charles Warren's division is embarking at Durban for  Mast London, Cape Colony.  Date Still Unfixed.  London, March 23.���A dispatch  to the Times from Kimberley, dated  Thursday, says : "The date of the  departure of tho Mafeking column  from here has not yet beeu iixech" '2  THE TRIBUNE:  KELSON B. C SATURDAY, MARCH 24  1900  Is.   '  i>  S'a  I?  I#  '��1  III  i*  ill  I-  114  l.?5  i  fee  . Yesterday was a record breaker in our Ladies'Re;ulj-to-wear Department. The tailor made  suits at, lac prices advertised made a decided hit. Everyone was greatly pleased and the sales  ���were most gratifying to us. Wc will keep the ball rolling by giving you an opportunityVto secure  slimmer goods at figures that are surprisingly low.  THURSDAY SPECIALS���White pique and duck skirks plain or trimmed. Anniversary sale  prices, 81.35, ��1.80. ��2.20. $2.70, ��2.93, ��.'! 15.  Linen crash skirts, plain or trimmed, anniversary sale specials ��l..'t>, ��!.";>, ��2, ��.'1.50.  Tailor made black skirts in black lustre, boucle, serge, crepon and mattilisse eH'ccts, anniversary sale specials. ��2.50, ��.'{, ��3.M1. ��1, ��1.25, ��5.50.  Ladies'blouses, specials for Thursday, 'Sc, UOe, $1.10. ?1X>. $1.(10, ��1.75. ��2.05.  Ladies'capes, llio latest styles. So, ��S.50. ��10, ��15, and upwards.  Parasols, 250 sample parasols, no two handles alike, extra special values, ��1, $1.25, ��1.50, ��1.75  ��2. ��2.25. ��'2:'ofl. ��:>'.  These goods are all this season's buying and the prices advertised will only have effect during  our anniversary sale.  leeted select tho umpire. "Within  twenty four hours tifter the umpire  selected,  the dispute  will  haA'e  is  been settled and Avork Avill haAre  been resumed at all the mines on  Eagle creek.  SERVICEABLE   UNIFORMS.  & Co.  Don't Smoke a Cheap Pipe  See  THURMAN, Tobacconist.  ��fe tffirttmn^  Ik  pass a  thk Liberal party Avill  only  laAV on  the   lines   of   the  speech made by postmaster-general  Mulock in the house of commons,  they Avill have done something that  Avill earn them the gratitude of all  laboring  men.     In  brief,  the  law  Avould be that on work done by  contract for Canada, or for corporations   aided   by   subsidies   from  Canada, a provision  Avould be inserted in   the   contract  requiring  that the mimiraum rate of Avages  paid   laborers Avould be the rate  Ijrcvailing in the district in AA'hich  the  work AA'as to bo done.   -Were  there such a law, men Avorking ou  roads like that uoav being buiit east  from Nelson Avould receive the rate  of wages prevailing iu the neighborhood,  and eastern  contractors,  like those who secured the contract  to rebuild tho public buildings at  NeAV Westminster, A\*ould be compelled to pay the rate of Avages prevailing in the towns in Avhich they  contract to do Avork, instead'of the  rates prevailing at the tOAvns from  whence they bi ing their Avorkmen.  WfiRR the eight-hour law .repealed tomorrow, the agitation for  its re-enactment ' AA'ould recommence, and ic Avould be continued  until the point was gained, for the  adoption  of a general   eight-hour  1 Avorkdtiy is only a question of time.  Thenjwhy continue_the_Hgitation?  Why not allow what is  bound to  ' cJine, remain a finalty, uoav that it  lias come? It is safe to say that if  the agitators Avho am clamoring  for the repeal of the eight-hour  law AA'ere to remain quiet, the law  -would not even be a question of  .   discussion six: months hence.  Tnfirus are other issues   of fat*  moro importance to the public as a  Avhole than the repeal of tho eight-  hour law.    One of tho issues should  bo   a   policy   that   Avould    induce  people   to   make   their   homes   in  British  Columbia.    The  people of  British1 Columbia should  be  made  self-supporting.    Every natural resource of  the  province should be  made bring to her people the maximum of leinfit, uot the minimum,  as at present.   The raw material of  our   mines and forests   should  be  made into manufactured products ;  the products of the farm, tho orchard, a-id tJ e range should take  tli9 place of like products from, for-  eign countries.    Is there one man  seeking office in the province today  sufficiently broad-minded  to make  such an issue?   If there if, let him  lead, and  the people  will do the  rest. _^   Over at the little town of Moyie,  in East Kootenay, where there are .  over �� Itnndred wiion miners  at'  work, the mine managers had no  trouble in adopting the Slocan Compromise Standard of Wages. Although the men had been receiving  the old rate of wages, that is, $3  and $3.50 a day, they accepted "the  neAV rate Avithout dissent, saying  that they Avere Avilling to do their  share to bring about harmony in an  industry in Avhich all the people of  the district are interested. This is  the right spirit, and Avere a like  spirit manifested at Nelson and  Rossland, no folloAver of "Joe" Margin would haA'e a folloAver in Southern Kootenay. And strange as it  may appear, a majority of the  miner's at Moyie are from the Cceur  d'AIenes.     '  Tni3 Rossland  Record, which is  the official organ of the little clique  of Conservative politicians at Rossland who have,appoInted themselves  the saviours of British Columbia,  sneeringly remarks that "Mormon  Utah'^ is the only state in the Union  that has a compulsory eight-hour  laAV for men Avorking in mine's. The  people of British Columbia can take  many lessons from "Mormon Utah."  They can take a lesson that if well  learned will make them the ;most  prosperous and contented people in  Canada.     The lesson is, give employment to only those Avho come  to British Columbia to make homes  here.    That less"ou has been Avell  learned by the people of "Mormon  Utah. - - "Mormon Utah"-has-tried-  the   eight-hour   law   for   several  years, and the men Avho opposed it  are now its strongest supporters,  because they have found that its  effect has been good.   The people  of British Columbia Avill (ind like-  Avise if they Avill only Jet the law be  given a fair working trial. Already  in the Slocan all parties arc united  in    saying    that    they    do    not ;  want the agitation against the laAV  kept up auy longer.    Business is  becoming settled,  mine   managers  ant! mine workers are allowing time  to> heal  their differences, and the  country  Avill  boon  be all  right if  only the party politicians can he  kept quiet.    The best Avay to keep  them quiet is to snow  them  under  at the polls.  Therm are .slight differences at  present between  captain   Duncan,  manager of the Granite  and   other  mines on Eagle creek, aud tho men  formerly employed at  the  mines.  Why not settle  the differences by  arbitration ?   All those Avho know  captaii) Duncan believe him a well-  meaniug mine manager, and those  avIio know the men believe them to  be honest in their  efforts  to make  the Slocan standard of wages the  uniform   standard   for   Kootenay.  Lot  each  side  appoint   an   arbi- i  iralcuv and Jet the two thus se-j  Toronto Globe.  At present Canada's money is  being spent upon needlessly expen-  sive peace-time uniforms, and it has  proved difficult to provide the Avar  uniforms, cheap as they are, for  eA'en one battalion.  When the Queensland Mounted  Infantry camped beside us here at  Belmont it Avas impossible not to  observe Iioav well uniformed the  men Avere. Our men Avere at that  time wearing the Avhite helmets of  the Canadian sei'A'ice, dyed in sorry  style by coffee, and faded and  Aveather-stained iuto hideous caricatures of helmets. Beside them the  emu-plumed felt hats of the Queenslanders showed as a graceful,  light and serviceable head-dress.  The khaki jackets of the Queenslanders fitted easily aud 'well; their  their cord riding breeches Avere  ���strong and comfortable; their long  leather leggings, though of the  wrong color, AA'ere otherwise serviceable. In a word, the Queenslanders weie accustomed to the use  of the khaki uniforms, and Avere  outfitted Avith incomparably less  difficulty than attended the*equipping.of our contingent.  Wealthy Britain, AA'ith an  army  which may be called upon to servo  in any quarter of the  world, has so  far kept tliat army clad, at great  expense, in a peace uniform entirely  different from  what is worn in the  field, and vastly .more costly.    Her  reasons for sticking to. the red are  partly conservatism, "partly sentiment   aud   partly   the   fact   that  a    large    voluntary    army    must  attract   recruits    by    means    of  gay uniforms.    Canada, with an infinitely shorter purse, Avith an a_>  propriation   for military  purposes  AA'hich is painfully inadequate, goes  on  spending  no  small  portion   of  that inadequate appropriation for  peace uniforms Avhich in Avar Avould  be Avorse  than  useless and Avould  cost fully twice  as  much as   the  active service unifoims.    Is it Avise?  The experience of this  campaign  goes to sIioav one the immeasurable  superiority of khaki.    For  drill  in  our Juno camps it Avould prove far  more comfortable than tlunmiforms  now worn there.    Of late years the  oppressive tunic litis beeii  replaced  by tho lighter serge, but even  the  scarlet and* black are  confessedly  HUDSON'S BAY  COMPANY.  *>:<*'��� g^'*"  ���^-<!��^'e^-<^'iS^-iSL-iSL-^'f*''0mf'  .*^�� -��^gS ^35? -<8& -^3g> ~^g�� -*8g��.  00-00-00-00  Mr  00 ��� fi*- 00 - 00 Ve?."\^>  iti  xti  ^gceeeees-ees**^  Hi  m  Hi  Hi  SEND  Hi  Hi  FOR  1��  vi/  *  Hi  Hi  SAMPLES  ��  m  Hi  m  ^aaaaaaassaaa^'  Hi!  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Ladies'  Mackintoshes  Latest Styles  ���14/  w  iff  %*-33 3*3 333 33:-3S*  Hi  iff  Hi  Hi  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  *  Wash Dress Goods  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  iff  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  INCLUDING  and  Prints, Zephyrs,   Ginghams,   Victoria  Bishop Lawn, India Linen and Muslin.  Dimities Mercerised Lawns in all colors  and shades.  White and colored Piques, white and colored Ducks and Galates.  Embroidery at old prices; a fact that is  due to an early import order before the advance.  We have Hamburgs, Nainsooks, Swisses,  Cambrics in edging and insertion.  White Valencienne Lace and insertion.  Table Linen and Napkins, Towels and  Towling, Bed Spreds, white and mercerised  bleached Sheeting 8-4, 9-4 and 10-4.  Circular Pillow Cotton, 40 to 46 inch.  iff  Hi  Shirt Waists and Wrappers  JUST IN  We have opened up and are marking the W  largest  stock  of Wash  Shirt Waists  and \|/  Wrappers ever received in Nelson.   Right in *iv  style and right in price. *T?-  Black and Navy Serge $3 to $12.50.        c W  Black Brillanteen, plain and fancy, $2.50 *i;  ===== Hi  Xti  iti  to $9;  Beady-made Skirts  Ask to see our new Silk Underskirts from  $5 to $20.  Two more pieces of all wool Sheppard's  plaid dress goods, 44 inches wide.  iti  Hi  NEW  ^333333333333^  Ladies'  and Children's  Cashnjere IJose  GOODS ARRIVING  DAILY  rO&fr*fr&frfr��t��V  Hi  Hi  \b  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Fred Irvine & Go.  -^3333333333333^  m  m  m  m  m  m  m  if  The  Latest  Neckwear  *i?��* ttttet fsfr**-  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Xti  xti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  IjE'W. ^ . jg,. j^. jfr. -^ ��� ^g,. ^. ��� ^�� ^ ' ^' ^ ��� ^ ��� ^ ��� jg ��� jgE ��� jfr 0*' 0** 0* - **-** - **-0* - **'0* ��� l*'0* - &-0* - <*!-** - **-i��&  colors wliich attract lieat. For  ���wear in cooler_ weather tl o serjre  could be used, Jiis some cases  recourse* could' be had to cloth;  seme of the Australian corps ,have  dress uniforms of eloih of the khaki  color. The point is that a comfortable, neutral-tinted coat is absolutely necesnary as a fighting uniform, and that our uniform for  training, purposes should be our  .uniform for lighting purposes. If  the stress of war should ever come  to our laud our rulers would have  , Lee k Taylor  BAKER STItKKT, NKLSON  (George KAIdI ion's old stniid)  plenty of serious problems to cor.-  frider without arranging on the brink  of coidlict for^ an entire change of  clothing���a little attention can produce a uniform which will set oil"  the appearance of the individual  soldier quite as effectively as the  uniforms now supplied to our militia. Our people can scarcely have  forgotten how delighted the London crowd, was at the Diamond  Jubilee, when, in a sea of gorgeous  uniforms, the Australians rode by  in their khaki and felt hats.  INCORPORATED 1670.  After looking all over town, and  getting prices on Carpets and Linoleums, come to us. We can suit  you.  Rugs  American J\xmins!ers, $25 to $30  English Axminsters and Wiltons, ail  sizes  Englisi] Brussels and Velvets, $9 to  $30  Mats  Smyrna, $1.25 to $4  Axi7|inster, $1,25 to $5  Wilton, $6 to $10  fn al! sizes.  All cupels iimdo and l.iid in n woi'Kiiwinliko  m.iiiiiei, fiee of olinrge.  Flour, Feed, drain, Hay  AND PRODUCE  Car Lots a Specialty  Correspondence Solicited  Phone 2G  Palace IVJeat A/|arl^et  Headquarters  for all kinds of  ���   Fresh and Cured Meats.  A feat'iro will bo jnndo of the poultry anil  jwmc trjulo. They will alwivyb bo on hand during their hoiwon.,  ucsaoris nay  es  TKLEPHON�� 13  Notice of Application for License.  T, Adolplic Jjapomle. of Ihc City of Nelson, in  the piovince of British Columbia, hotel keeper,  hcicby fcrive notice that I intend to apply to the  Jioaid of T.iceii'-e Commissioners for the City of  Nelson, at t lien first, meeting lo bo held after the  expiration of Ihirtj d.ijs fiom this date for a  license to sell wines, sp.nth, beer and other for-  nientednnd i.ito\ieatiiif< liquors by retail, in my  hotel, knou n as ihc "JMontical Iiolel," situate on  lots numbered 23 and 'li, Id block numbered ft", in  the said City of.Nelson. A. IiAPGlNTJO.  Nelson, 11. (',., February 8th. 10(10.  NOTICE.  The Hrick'aj ers'mid Masons' I'nion, No 2, of  Nelson, rospci tfull) msh to notify eontiactors,  and all whom it inaj concern, that fiom April  1st, 1W, thc.\ h,ue concluded to adopt the cicrht-  hourd.iy, .itt)3i cents per hour. boini;<ireduction  fiom llio old rate of Olii cents m)r!iour. Their object is togivt'contr.ictorf snliieient tune befoio  wnding: in thcir<teiideis for uork, believ.iig it |  will benefit all concerned.  J. W; KTCIIKR, President  <L L.  PORTEH, Prop.  1CJ Josephine St., between Baker and Vernon.  Telephone 153.  The Latest Wall Papers  BORDERS AND MOULDINGS  i^HW&wl.  Vernon Street, Nelson.  Brown & Co.  2K! BAKKU STltKET  REMOVAL SALE  Wo have moved into the Hull block, and ��[J  be pleased to meet all our customers and friends.  Weeoidially invito jou lo give us a call. You  will find ourgootis markedaUiuicksellingptices.  This stock includes ltcnrtj-lo-woar Clothing,  Furnishing)!, Huts and Cups, 13oot& and Shoes.  200 Baker Strec't,  Hall block  E. J. Robie  JOSKPH CkAitK, SecTDtwy.  kelson, T&axh Ulh, 1800.  XVo arc now opening up the largest stock of  wall papers, boiderh.tiid mouldings ever received  in Nelson. Wcpuichftscd direct from the Montreal importers, and have iherefoie the latest de-  higusand closest pi ices. Special quotations, lo the  tiade.   F, J. Bradley & Go.  PAINl'lIRS AND DKCDUATOaS  Corner Victoria and .Tolcphinc Streets, Nelson.  St. JOSEPH'S S  NELSON. B. C.  A boarding and day school conducted by the  Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace. It is situated at  tho corner of Mill and Josephine streets in one of  the best residential portions of Nel=on, and is  e.'Mly accessible from all pails of tho city.  The course of study includes the fundamental  and higher bianchcs of thoioitgli ICnglids education: Business course���bookkeeping, stenography and type wiiting.   Science course���music;  j vocal a��d instrumental, drawing, etc   Phun art  I arid needlework, elc.  TAILOB  Workmaqs!]ip and  quality of goods i\<n  best obtainable  Qpp&silc Silver King Iiotel, Baker street, Nelson  CUirPHK>ES_IS THE  ORDER OF THS DAY  The Nelson  Saw and Planing  Mills, Limited,  Are prepared to furnish by rail, barge or teams  Dimension Lumber* Rough and Dressed  Lumber, Local and Coast Ceiling, Local and  Coast Flooring, Double Dressed Coast Cedar,  Rustic, Shiplap, Stepping, Door Jambs, Pine  and Cedar Casings, Window Stiles, Turned  Work, Band-sawing, Brackets, Newel Posts,  Turned Veranda Posts, Store Fronts, Doors,  Windows and Glass.  Get prices before purchasing elsewhere  The Nelson  r i t  Saw and Planin  M  Office and JVIills corner Hall and Front Streets, Ne'srn  And I want to bo in It. I have just received  Fall samples of Suitings and OvercoatinKS, representing a ?50,000 stook to choose from made to  your oi der at prices never before heard of in Nelson. All tho latest fads in Fancy Vcatinffs for  Fall and winter.  FOR   SALE.  Large two and a half story frame house, eon  taining double chawing Toom, t bedrooms and  dressing loom with clothes closet*. <lining room,  largo kitchen, hot and cold water, b.Un room  with bath complete, toilet; lighted \i ith electnci-  1}; within fi\ e minutes walk of the business poi-  tion of the city ; beautiful situation oveilooking  the lake. Two lots, each 25x120 feel., fenced, and  with lawn in front. A very desirable-residence,  newlv iurnishodand carpeted throughout^ with  best furnituie and carpets Furnituic and  kitchen utensils will be sold either with the  house or separate];..  For terms and particulars apply to 'tt . A. Galh-  hcr, nllhc otilce of Galliher K Wilson, over Ale-  Arthur's tuiiiiluio btoie. Baker btiect. Nelson,  B. C.   SAWMILL   TOR   SALBT  The sawmill and plant lately owned by Joseph  T. Roberts, at Kj kerb's Landing, and consi jting  of a SO-hoise power boiler, engine, Gntlith &  Wedge top-rig sawmill, edgor, planer, belting,  etc., etc., will be sold wheie they now stand.  Apply to  TAYLOR & HANNINGTON. golicitora.  W. Starmer Srrfith & 0o��  PAPER HANGER, GLAZIER,  PAINTER, ETC.  CHIMNEY SWEEPING  Ofllce Ward Street Opposite Opera Honsa  GENUINE  J. T. FIFE & CO.  P. O. Box 660 NELSON  Ladies' tdiloiing in all its branoheo a specialty,  vest prices.   Rooms 1 and 11, Hillyer block.  Lowe  I     For terms and particulars apply to tho JSistcr  1 Smwiagr,  STEVENS. The Tailor  Notice of Application for License.  I hoicbygi\onotice Unit I intend toapplyto  the Boaid of Licensing C'oiiiliiissioneih oi the  City of Nelson at its next meeting for an hotel  license for Uic premises situate upon lot 21, block  63 (northeast corner of Vernon and Hall streets ^  tBthecityettif&xm. & fi. IWffiSflQN.    i  NOTICE.  Notice )s hcicby given that I intend to applv at  thefiie\L meeting of tho Hbnid of License coni-  imsjuKiers for the City of Nelson, hold after the  ��>\liu.tlion of thirty dujs fiom the date hoioof,  i'oi .i transfer of the saloon Ueenso now held bv  me, dated the loth day of January, JfltK), foi the  ���Glue IV>| miIooii, sii u.ite on t he west half of lot i  block 2, Nelson, li. C, to John Lindblad of Nel-  bon.Ii. <J.  Dated lius 3rd day of March, 1900.  Witness; H.H.WAJ4B.        W, A. WARD. THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON  B. 0., SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 1900  BAM OF I0NTBEAI  CAPITAL, all paid up.. $12,000,000  REST     6.000,000  Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal ...Preslden  lion. George A. Driiiiiiuoud Vice-I'resitlen  K. S. Clouston G eneral Iklunagc  NKLSON BRANCH  Northwest Corner llaker and  Stanley Streets  THE BANK OF  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  NELSON  Branches in  London (Kngland) Nkw Youic,  Chicago, and all tho principal cities in Canada.  Buy and sell Sterling Kxehaiigo and Cable  Transfers.  Grant Commercial und Travelers' Credits,  available in any part, of the world.  Drafts Issued, Collections Jlade, Klc.  Saving's Bank Branch  CUnitK.VT  ISATB OI'1 1NTICKKST 1'AID.  A   EEVEREND   PHARISEE.  Of  Springllchl (Mass.) Kcpublieiui.  all forms of self-eoneeifc per  haps the most monstrous is that of  trying to put one's self in tho place  of Christ, and to decide olf-hacd for  tho  world  just what  his   infinite  goodness and wisdom would dictate  in  all the affairs of modern   life.  Rev.  0.  M. Sheldon, author of "In  His Steps," who is now trying his  hand at conducting a newspaper as  Jesus  Avould  conduct it,  seems to  have his hands more than full  at  the  very  outset of his enterprise.  A recent newspaper dispatch from  Topeka,  the  scene   of the  experiment, says that he spent the previous  day  in  passing judgment ou  the advertisements submitted.    He  is to have supreme authority during  the coming week,- and all contracts  for advertisements contain the proviso that the advertisement must  be accepted by him.  :The statement of the lines drawn  by his censorship suggests that om-  .. niscience must be added to godliness to accomplish what he has set  out to do. Some limitations he  frankly recognizes and admits. All  advertisements of patent medicines  he has canceled,; not because they  are all bad, but because ho has not  the time to sift out the bad ones  from the good. Ancl, indeed, if au  editor personally tested all such  wares his experiment in applied  Christianity would be brought to a  sad and sud.den ending. But how  ajjift'it the vendors of worthy specifics?   Have they no reason to feel  - that they are being punished unjustly for the sins of others? Mr.  Sheldon also rejects-all" adveruse  nients of corsets, because, lie disapproves of that article of attire. If  he   were    a   Jaegerifcc,    he  would  ,doubtless feel constrained also to  keep"0ut all advertisements of non-  sanitary underwear.  '-    AU  adA'ei'Usemcnta  of   alcoholic  drinks and tobacco are, of course,  iabooed, because Rev. Mr. Sheldon  disapproves      of.    those    .articles.  .Whether he includes tea and coffee  in his diet is not stated.   They are  .probably  at 'least  as  injurious  as  corsets.    But the reformer goes further than to reject advertisements  of articles which seem to him objectionable.    He will not advertise  a  unigawue which coutains advertisements of lit j nor or tobacco, or  which displays 'advertising pictures  of which he disapproAres.    It will be  seen that this branch of censorship  is enough    to   occupy    one   man's  time, Avithout the incidental trifle  of editing a newspaper.    Mr. Sheldon, for instance, disapproves   of  -fcho theatres.���Plow-can he-mention  the name of a magazine Avhich vcli-  tures  to publish an article on the  p.tage, perhaps illustrated (horrible  'supposition) with pictures of pretty  "actresses?   The editor's programme-  oven transcends the field of,morals.  lie refuses, for-instance, to  accept  advertisements  from  Kansas  City  fetail houses, because he thinks itis-  the duty of a newspaper to stand  by  home merchant*.    With equal  juKtice ho might decline to receive  advertisements   from    department  stores, because of the detrimental  effect they havo upon the smaller  dealers.  In fact, AA'hen a man has the  colossal egotism to make himself  Christ'* mouthpiece on subjects  concerning Avhich Christ Avas silent,  there "is lio limit to thcabsurdities  involved, The spectacle is both  ridiculous and repulsive. To prostitute the great truths of Christianity to a Aveek's flamboyant self-advertising is a degradation of religion.         A   VAST   LABtm   STRIKE.  New VorklOngineciing and Mining .Journal.  One of tho most important and  obstinate strikes ever knoAvn in  Europe is that of the Austrian coal  miners, which has uoav lasted over  two months, o\-er 70,000 men being  idle. Nearly all the coal mines in  Austria and Bohemia are clo.=ed,  and serious difficulty lias resulted,  many factories being elosod down  for want of fuel, while the railroads  have difficulty in keeping up their  train servhe The questions at  issue include the rate of wages, the  hours of labor and soma other  points, such as the store system and  Is now prepared to issue Drafts and  Letters of Credit on Skaguay, U. S.,  Atlin, B. C, and Dawson City, N. W. T.  lodging of the men and tlieir families. The goA'ernment has intervened and attempted to settle the controversy, but without success, and  the best that it has been able to do  i.s to promise to submit a laAV to the  reichsrath, Avhich is now in session,  proA'iding for the protection of the  miners. It is admitted that the  men haA-e substantial grieA'ances,  that their condition has been A'ery  bad, and that they have been treated unjustly and oppressively by  many mine-owners.  At first the coal miners in Hungary took no part in the movement  but recently, the meu in the important mines of the Hungarian state  railroads struck also, aud their example  is likely to be followed by  'others.'   Moreover, the latest news  is that some 5000 miners in the district of Zwickau in Saxony haA'e refused to Avork because coal from  the mines Avas shipped to Austria.  Should   this  movement   extend  in  Germany it Avill produce some serious embarrassment.  The only supplies of which Austrian consumers can readily avail  themselves are from Germany. But  Germany has no coal to spare, and  there are many complaints of the  scarcity and high price of fuel.  Moreover, Germany ustially takes a  large part of the brown coal mined  in Bohemia, and this supply is uoav  cut off, causing a further call upou  the German mines. At present the  Austrian miners seem to -have a  strong position, aud it looks as if  the mine-OAvners. must make some  concessions.  Outside of NeAV York city the  clearances were $57'1,9S4,809, a decrease of 5.3 per cent.  A Reform Movement Spreading.  New York, March 23.���The reform movement iu theatrical matters has reached Jersey City. Manager Sammis of tho Academy of  Music has been notified by police  captain Cody that he will not permit the production next Aveek at  the Academy of "The Queen of the  Boulevard," an adaptation of Dau-  det's noA'el "Sappho." The lessee  of the Academy of Music is Charles  Frohman. Mr. Sammis said the request Avould be obeyed Avithout  question.  \ff  * DRESS  GOODS  SPECIALTIES  ^' && ��^*SL- Si;'"* ��� "*'** -^ ���** ��� ** -** ��� **  Hi  Hi  Hi  * DRESS  GOODS *  ��    SPECIALTIES   'ft  '.**' 0* ' 0*' **' **' 0* ' **��� 0* ' 0*' fi* ��� fi*' 00 -00- 00 - ,10 "fi*.^  Xti  iti  & CO.  *       MILLINERY      *  J OF ALL  KINDS ��  ^333333 33333333��'*  Wholesale  Houses  NELSON  B. C.  iti  Hi  iti  Store  xti  Hi  Hi  xti  GROCERIES.  A MACDONALD & CO.���Corner Vernon and  ��� Josephine streets, wholesalo grocers and  jobbers inblankets, gloves, mitts; boots, rubbers,  mackinaws and miners' sundries.  OOTENAY SUPPLY  COMPANY,   LIMI-  TED���Vernon   street, Nelson,   Avholesale  grocers.   TOHN CHOLDITCH& CO.-  y   son, wholesale grocers.  -Front street, Nel-  Xti  Corner Baker and Ward Streets  ���������******  iti  Hi  iti  iti  Hi  Hi  Hi  PROVISIONS, PRODUCE AND FRUITS.  PARSONS PRODUCE COMPANY���Vernon  street, Nelson, wholesale dealers in provisions, produce, and fruits. Agents for Swift &  Co. bacon and hams." '  T Y. GRIFFIN & CO.-Corner Vernon and  " ��� Josephine streets, Nelson,.wholesale dealers  in provisions, cured meats, butter and eggs.'       ���  n*  Bank Clearings Decrease.  New York, March 23.���The bank  clearings at the principal cities of  the United States for the Aveek  ended March 23rd show total clearances $1,599,25S,2!8, & decrease of  14.9 per cent as compared with the  corresponding week  of   last  year.  A FULL LINE OF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows1  Inside Finish.  Wal and roast.  Flooring"  local and roobi, '  Newel Posts  Stair Rail -  Mouldings  Shingles  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  of all kinds.  IP AVHAT YOU WANT IS NOT IN STOCK  AVfl WILL JUKE IT FOB YOU  CALL AND, GET PRICES.  FE. STEWART & CO.���Warehouses onC. P.  ������ R. track, foot of Stanley street. Nelson,  wholesale dealers in provisions, produce fand  fruits. Cold storage Agents Armour' & Co.'e  bacon, hams, lard and other products.     SASH AND DOORS.  'ELSON   SAW   AND  PLANING   MILLS  "LIMITED���Corner Front and Hall streets.  Nelson, manufacturers of and wholesale dealers  in sash and doors; allkiuds of factory work made ���  to order.    ���   POWDER, CAPS AND FUSE.  HAMILTON POWDER COMPANY-Baker  street Nelson, manufacturers of dynamite,  sporting, stumping and black blasting powders,  wholesale dealers in caps and fuse, and electric  blasting apparatus.    -   .    CIGARS.  KOOTENAY CIGAR MANUFACTURING  CO.���Corner Baker and Hall streets. Nelson, manufacturersof "RoyalSeal" and "Kooto  nay Belle" brands of cigars. -'. ���.-    -  HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.  H BYERS & CO.���Corner Baker and Josephine:  ��� streets, Nelson, Avholesale dealers in hardware and-mining supplies. Agentsfor Giant  Powder Co.  iti  Hi  Hi  Hi  IN CORSETS, GLOVES *  '���'-.' xti  HOSIERY,  LADIES'  VESTS,   RIBBONS,   LACES Hi  AND WHITE "WEAR    Hi  they are Going Fast. &    Hi  Hi  LAAVRENCE  Baker St.,  HARDAVARE   rCOMPANY���  Nelson,  wholesale   dealers in  hardware and: mining supplies, and water and  plumbers' supplies.   VANCOUVER HARDWARE COMPANY,'  LIMITED���Baker street. Nelson, wholesale  dealers in hardware and mining supplies, plum-  bers and tinsmiths'supplies.   COAL.  GROWS NEST PASS COAL COMPANY.���  Wholesale dealers in coal and coke. Charl��s  St. Barbe. Agent. Baker street. Nolson.           .    ASSAYERS'   SUPPLIES.  WF. TEETZEL & CO.-Corner Baker "and  ��� Josephine streets. Nelson, wholesale dealers in aswyers supplies. Agents ;for Denver  Fire Clay Co. of Denver, Colorado.  \i/ Today is an excellent time to choose that Dress Pattern.  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  I LADIES'-fSUITS'!  ��l . �� .   : M  ^&9999'999-9i999999&f..  KERR & CO.  *        BLOUSES       ��  ���w. ia  Xti  Hi  :;;7- .HiVEt AnjS'mice:Sheets; :KelS8n;--^; v:....  > LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  TURNER, BEETON & CO.-Corner Vornon  and Josephine" streets. Nelson, wholesale  dealers in liquors, cigars and dry goods. Agents  for Pabst Brewing Co, of Milwaukee and Calgary Browing Go. of Calgary.    ' '   COMMISSION MERCHANTS.  HJ. EVANS & CO.���Baker street, Nelson,  ��� 'wholesale dealers in liquors, cigars,  cement, Are brick and Are clay, ,water pipe and  steel rails, and general commission merchants.  PAINTS 'AND   OILS.  NELSON HARDWARE COMPANY-Baker  Street���Wholesale dealers in paints, oils,  and   brushes of all kinds,  Kootenay.  Largest atock iri  Waverly Hotel  This popular Iiotel which is now being  enlarged and renovated, will be reopened  on March 1st, when it will have 10 large,  nicely furnished and .well lighted roonw,  heated with hot air. Special attention  will be given to the" dining room.  RATES REASONABLE.  AMERICAN  AND  EUROPEAN  .PLANS  P. Burns & Co.  Head Office at  NELSON", B. 0.-  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers in Meats  C. A, PROSSER, MANAGER  SMOKE   ^  P.,  -" Snoces'-or1? to <  A. DEWAR &,C0.  Rough and  Dressed  Lumber  Shingles  Mouldings,  White Pine Lumber Always in  Stoc\.  We carry a complete stock of  Coast Flooring, Ceiling, Inside Finish, Turned Workj Sash and Doors.  ��� Special order work will receive  prompt attention.  FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  BURNS & 'CO.���Baker  street.   Nelson,  wholesale dealers in fresh and cured meats.  Cold storage.   TENTS   AND   AWNINGS.     *  NELSON TENT'AND AWNING FACTORY���  Baker btreet, Nelson.   Msuiufdctm ers of all  good-..  kinds of  tents  1*. O. Box 7(1  awnings,  Theo. Mails.  aud   canvas  on, proprietor.  1  WINES AND CIGARS.  CALIFORNIA WINE COMPANY, LIMITED���Corner Front and Hall streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers iu wines (case and bulk)  and domestie-andimportcd oigaia. ���  .   CRATED AND MINERAL WATERS.  rpHORPE & CO., LIJIITED.-Corner Vernon  ���*��� and Cedar dtrects, NeUon, manufacturers  of and wholesalodealors in aerated waters and  fruit syrups. Sole agentsfor Halcyon Springs  mineral water.   Telephone (i0.   FLOUR AND FEED. r  BRACKMAN Sc KER MILLING COMPANY  LTD.���Front street, Nelson, wholesale dealers iu flour, oatmeal, etc,, and hay and grain.  Mills at Edmonton, Victoria, and New West-  mhister.          "7"^ ASCHITlom '  WWART & CAURra-Arohlteots. Rooms 1  A~l   and B Ahirrtonn hWik, Pair�����"���>r��i��ti Vnlnnti,  ENGINEERS.  OHAHLKiS 1'AKIvRR���Mining ami milling en-  ginucr.   WoM Bilker MiePt, Xelson.  .     fEADEs unions!  TSJELSON MINERS' UNION NO. 9G, W. F. of  ���^ M^���Moots in Miners' union rooms, northeast corner Victoria and Kootertay Ktrcets, every  Saturday evening at 8 o'clock. Visiting members welcome.  James Wrwuss, Seo'y.   CiiAs. A. McKay, Pres.  .   ROYAL SEAL >  1     AND  KOOTENAY BELLE  CIGARS  UNION MADE  MEALS  25  CENTS  ROOMS LIGHTED BY ELECTRICITY  AND HEATED' BY STEAM  25 CENTS TO ?i  Kootenay Cigar Mfg. Co.  xelson; unman Columbia  COAL!      COAL!  GREAT REDUCTION  S9.65_ia��n^_Nest__$6.15  Hard Coal  Anthracite  DELIVERED  321 to 331 Baker Street, Nelson.  QUEEN'SHfffEL  BAKER STREET. NELSON,  Markets at Nelson/ Ilossland, Trail, Kaslo, Yffiir, Sandon, Silverton, New  Denver, Eevelatoke, lerguson, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade City Midway, and' Vancouver. . J"  Mail Orders Promptly Forwarded  W6st Kootenay^uteherCa  ALL KiNDS OF -   - "  ^    '  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL "    -"  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  Baker Street, Ne.son R   Q    TRAVES,   Manager   ORDERS BY MAIL RECEIVE CAREFUL AND PROMPT ATTENTION.     &  Lighted by Electricity and Heated with Hot Air.  TELEPHONIC  33  C. W. West & Go.  H. D.  ASHCROFT  BLACKSMITHING  ' AND EXPERT .  HORSESHOEING  Largo  coTnforUiblo  bedrooms and   flrst-clasa  dining-room. Sample rooms for commercial nien.  RATES, $2 PER DAY  Headquarters for Portland Cement, Fire 'Brinks,  Fire Clay, American Cumberland Coal [Blacksmiths]  B. P. BITflET & CO., Ltd., Victoria^  Special quo!jiLioiis given Cor carload loU  A. li. GRAY, P.O. box 521. NeKon, JJ. C.  Kootoiiny Agent,  W. P. DICKSON  B. H. H. AOTIiBWHAITH  J. MoPHHH  Wagon repairing promptly all ended to by a  flrst-cliHH wheelwright.  Ir  Special attention glvtm to all kinda of ropalr.  and custom work from outside points,  liop:  Hall St., between llaker and Vernon  ICO  0.  ontraetors and Builders  WILL DO WELL TO  Buy Their Lumber  AT  0. 0* Buchaqan's  A largo stock ot first-class dry material on  hand, also a full line of sash, doors, mouldings,  turned work, etc.  Factory Work a Specialty  Tanli  Foot of Hondryx street. Nelson  Telephone, 81   Jofgn  f^ kgQttt  rpHE regular meetings of the Ciirpcriter.s' Union  J- are held on Wcunchtluy evening of each  week, ut t o'clock, in the Minora' Union hall corner Victoria and Kootonay streets.  Jt. ROBINSON'  FraKident.   JAMES COLLING, Secretary.  T  RADES AND LABOR COUNCIL.���The rcpu  lar meetings of the Nelson Trades and Labor  Council will he held in the miners' union Jin.ll,  corner of Victoria and Kootenay streets, on tho  first  and   third Thursday  of each month,  at  7.30 p. iu.  G. J. TironPE, I'rea.        J. Tl. Matheson, Seo'y.  FRATERNAL   SOCIETIES.  NELSON LODGE, NO. 23, A. F. & A. M.  Meets second Wednesday In each month.  Sojourning brethren invited.  KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS  25, Knights of Pjrthias, meets iti I  Hall, corner Baker and .Kootenay streets  Tuesday evoninsr at 8 o'clock,  cordially invited to attend  Nelson Lodgo, No,  oets iti I. O. O ~~  ay streets, evi .  Visiting Knights  IT.  every  K. G. JOY. K. of R. & S.     LEONARD SCOTT, C. C.  NELSON L. O. L., No. 1C92. meets in I. O. O. F.  Hall, corner Baker and Kootonay streets,  1st and 3rd  Friday  of each month.   Visiting  brcthern cordially invited.  R. Rohtsso.v. W.M. }XA_nA_sjQnn, Reo.-Scc.  NELSON JKRIK, Number 22, Fraternal Order  of JCagles, moote every bocond and fourth  Wednesday inooch month  in Fraternity Hall.  Visiting brethren welcome.  W. GoSKWLL, PraaldJMt.  Ckabusb Pbosbbs, ScewUiy  TENDERS    WANTED  FOR  REALJSTATE.  Tenders will be received by the umlcr-lgned  until 12 o'clock noon on Monday, Apnl.2nd, 1!KK)  for the following described real ust.itc iu Nelson.  Lois" andS.-ind Lots tjliml li) in Block 10, to-  geihei' with the iniprotcnients* Iheieon, con-i;,l-  ing of tho Siher King hotel and a onc-stov} i'cm-  dence.  Terms ctu<h. The liitflicst or any tender not  necessarily accepted.  CAUOLLXK TIIKUN,  Administratrix estateof Johh Johnson, deceased.  Nelson, B. C March 2nd. l'JOO.  ONEYTO.LOAN  l��|rs. E. C. ClarKe, Prop.  r vn: or Tin  ihh-ai, nornt, caijoahy  A Big* Sehoonep  OF  BEER OR     >  HALF-AND-HALF "  ALWAYS  KUKSU  ALWAYS  COOL  ON  AT 7 PER CENT  BUSINESS PROPERTY  Apply G. L. LENNOX, Solicitor, Nelson B. C  T.V THK MATTKR Ol." AN APPLICATION  J- KOR A UUl'LH'ATK OK A CKRTIFK'ATIO  OF TtTLK to lots eleven (II) and twelve (12),  bloL'k twenty-sM en (27), Cily of Nelson, ti. C.  Notice is hereby given that it is my Intention  at the cxpiintlon of one month fiom Lhe  publication heieof, to i^stie a duplicate of tho  CcrtKlciitcof Tit lo to the .ibove lands, issued to  (ieoige A. I). JIall, on the ��iLh (lay of Deci'inbcr,  IS'.IS, and munbcicd 1X1,1 K.  S. Y. WOOTON.  JtcKis! rar < Joneral.  I^and Resistry Office, Victoria, 15. G.e lath February, 1900.  The besl glass of beer to be had in Nelson is at  THK CLUB IIOTi-.L  Corner Silica and    C    ,1  Stanley Streets.      *���*   Ui  Madden Ifouse  Baker and Ward  Streets, NeUon  The only hotel In. Nelson that haa remained  under ono management since 1890.  The bed-rooms aro well furnished and lighted  by electricity.  Tho bar is always stocked by the best doni s-  tic and imported liquors and clgarf.  THOMAS MADDKN, Proprietor.  Kooleqay Electric Supply & Construction Go.  ELECTRIC SUPPLIES  Complete Bleotrlc Bqralpmanta for Blectrlo power Transmission and Lighting; for  Mines, Towns Blsotrto PlxtortM, tramps, Bella, Tel��pt��oa��s, Annunciators, Bto.  P. O. Box 606. Josephine Btreet, Nelson, B. O.  FredI-J. Squire, Merchant tailor  FULL UNES OF WiHTEH AND SPRING SUITINGS  WKST BAKEB STRWKT4 NKIySON OPPOSITK 8ILVKU KIKG HOTKT  at Light is Poor  GAS FITTIWG OUB SPECIALTY  PLUMBINCKOF ALL KINDS  VicLoiia SLreot. opposite I'ohlofltce.  UT US PUT IN Q/\S  B. REISTERER & CO'  IlItEM BUS AND BOTTLKBS Or  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  Prompt and regular  delivery to the trade  Brewery at Melson  B, C. HOTEL   eeie, b.  C.  Fir^t-class In every rt>spect. Choicest wines,  liquors and cigars-, i:\cry comfort for transient  and resident guests.  HKADQUAKTKItS FOK UNION MEN,  *    30SKPH CAMl'BKLL, Proprietor.  CLEANINO  AND  KEPAIUING  Fine Tailoring  YOUR OWN GOODS MADE UP  OLD CLOTIIKS MADE GOOD AS NKW  ARTHUR GEE  Opposite Clarke Hotel.   MEJIOHANT TAILOR  For Sale Cheap  RAJLROAD OUTFIT  Such as Wheel Scrapers, I'icki, Shovel^, Hammers. Steel, Wagons. Large Uaii&o, TeutH, etc.  Call at Old OurioBit.y 3hoj>, JosephiiM street.  Kootenay   Co^ee   Co.  NELSON, B, C.  Coffee roasters and dealers in Tea-and Co/Tee.  Offer fresh roasted coffee ot be*t quality as  follows:  Java and Arabian Mocha, per pound......?   10���  Java and Mocha Blend, 3 pounda  1 90  Fine Santos, 4 pounds  1 00  Santos Blend, S pounds ...,.���.... 1 00  Our Special Blend, 3 pounds..  1 00  Oar Bio Roast, 6 pounds  1 00  A trial order solicited. Salesroom 2 doors casi?  of Oddfallous block. West ISnker hlrccL  Fruit and Ornamental Trees  Rhododendrons, Rc-ew. Fnncy Kvcrgrocn-s  MaKiiolas, Bulb-, new croplctcil -wl-, for-pring  nLititint;. Ij.trye^l and nlo-l coiuplutc .-look in  \Vo-lorn Caiiiuln, Call nnd make your (.elect ion1)  or i.cnd for citulotfiie. Addiess nt the nursery  trround'* and Krt'CilnOUie.  31, J. HKNRY.  300(5 Wcstnilnstcr Road. Vancouver. B. O.  A. E. BARROW, A.M.ML&  PROVSNCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  Comer Victoria and Kootenay Sbreoia,  P. O. Box ��58. TELS^SONB NO, & THE TRIBUNE: NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY MARCH U 1900  t IT  1^    a  I  if    (���'  I At 1  it*.  i ^  ^';  Pi  P;  Isrf?  lid  |��? i  li  it? 5  ft?  "A  t  i  ni  IK".  m  I-]  Is  II'1!  I��8-  l>3;  II  II'  Ii  hi  li.  '��  &  I?  ni  !  I?  li  til  iT RECEIVED  A DIRECT IMPORTATION OF  pushes  BATH   TOOTH    NAIL   HAIR  Baker Street, Nelson  W. F. Teetzel & Co.  Clothing    Clothing  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 which are arriving daily  The Nelson Clothing House  217 219 Baker Street  Mr  to  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  iti  iti  Hi  iti  Hi  iti  iti  0'����jL<BLi��-Le��.-eLi*j.^*^eLi*^. :S'^'<B'-8 '^'-^'-^'^'-^^ '-> ���  (^EST^^^t?:^^^^:^ .0-0.00^-0'0.0i-0-0^^  ESTABLISHED  IJM   NELSON IN   1890  I am here my fiiends 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 Avay, 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, aud 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 prompt attention.  JACOB DOVER, THE JEWELER  NELSON, 13. C.  .      ���^���0^'0'0'^8'?0:0-0?0-0-0' ��P��^��P��"-��E''*.-1��*'T'^-^',��^''  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  Hi  fi  Mr  Great Clearing Sale  of Dry Goods  $12,000   Stock of New Goods  Offered at Cost  "We have decided to sell out our dry'goods and  continue exclusively in clothing-, boots, shoes and  gents' furnishings, and now offer all our dry goods  stock at wholesale prices. This includes all our  spring goods now in stock and in transit from the  east. It is the first time in the history of Nelson  that a stock of this size has been offered to the public at such a low rate, and all wanting bargains  should not-fail-to-see-our prices.���To the ladies-of-  Nelson we would say that this is a good opportunity  to get your spring and summer dress goods al a bargain.    Here is a sample of some of our prices:  that, were   40c, how selling at 25c  do           65c,           do 40c  do       $1.00,   .      do * 60c  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 12|c  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  BAKER STREET  W  DRESS  GOODS  do  do  do  do  do  do  IS  the  to replace that  Shabby Awning'  Place your order with  THEO.   MADSON  Tents,  Awnings,  and all kinds of Canvas Goods j  Manufactured to Order  BAKER STREET*  CITY LOCAL NEWS  John Banneriuan has taken . over  the management of the Vancouver  Hardware Company in succession to  Si. S. Kinghoru, who recently left  for the coast.  The staff of men working on the  Balfour extension has now increased to 800. B. Procter has his outfit  at Balfour and expects to start  driving piles for the new slip today.  Frank Fletcher has been appointed agent for the C. P. Si. section of  the new Procter townsite, and lots  are now on sale. The plan of the  town shows Second street east,  Second street, First, Third and  Fourth streets running north and  south, and Lakeview, Woodside and  Railway avenues running east and  west. The townsite includes 10  blocks.  Carlo Deceista settled the five dollars and costs imposed on him for  failing to pay the city road tax.  At the county court held at  Kaslo this week, judge Forin presided, the following Nelson men made  application for naturalization:���  Ingold C. Schema erhoru, Soi'en  Nelson and John A. Jviunau.  As far as can be ascertained with  any accuracy, the miners are likely  to come to an understanding with  their employei's at an eai'ly date,  says the Rossland Miner. The feeling seems to be that the question  will wear itself out without making  too much of a pother anent the  contract system. There was an  important meeting on AVednesday  night but as the matters over which  the trouble has arisen were only informally discussed, no conclusions  can be said to have been arrived at.  Each day seems to work for peace,  and it is openly stated that the  solution of the problem can only be  delayed a few days lougei.  The system of police 'patrolling  has been slightly rearranged so  that constable Hardie now goes'oii  duty earlier in "the evening and  patrols until 5 o'clock a. m. Constable Kerr commences work at 10  p. in., and remains on duty until 8  o'clock a. in.  The executive of the Nelson Curling Club mee^s shortly to wind up  the club's affairs for the season.  The building season will shortly  be in full swing and local architects  and builders state that the outlook  for a busy summer is much brighter  than was the 'case at this time last  year.  P. M. Allan, teller of the Rossland  branch of the Bank of Halifax, has  been arrested on the charge of embezzlement. It is alleged that he is  several hundred dollars short in his  accounts.  The Imperial Bank, now comfortably housed in their new quarters  in the Burns' block, have heralded  the~sam"e bya Ifaioclsome sign board,  tho handiwork of F. J. Bradley &  Co., who also had charge of all the  interior painting and finishing  work.  The Le Roi company has let a  contract for a new 700 horse power  hoist for their main Avorking .shaft.  Fraser Sc Chalners of Chicago and  London are the successful bidders.  Frank Summers was brought before magistrate Crease yesterday  morning ou the .charge of stealing  a purse from the Model restaurant.  He was discharged, there being no  evidence to support bhe prosecution.  James Dunn was arrested .on  Thursday night charged with .vagrancy. He was arraigned at yesterday's police court and ordered to  leave town before night.  R. J. Steele, who is engaged in  taking a census of the city, has  made good progress with his task.  Up to yesterday ho had enrolled  1400 names.  The break iu the sewer near the  Methodist church has been repaired  and precautions taken to prevent a  recurrence of the trouble with the  quicksands at this point. A quantity of broken stone was dropped  in to make a foundation for the  new   section of   pipe.  Chief  Thompson   is   showing   a  sample   belt    of   the    description  which he will secure f>  the lire department,  j heavy leather, stoutly fastened, so  j that a man can suspend .himself by  hi,  not showy,  but has the virtue  of  being extremely practical.  A new set of Scotch marine boilers is being placed in the steam  launch Vidette, owned by AV. R.  McLean aud G.tW. Hale. The Vidette  is constructed oh speedy lines, and  with her new machinery will show  a clean pair of: heels to anything of  her size sailing out of Nelson.  The Hudson's Bay Stores, Kerr &  Co., Fred Irvine & Co., and Martin  O'Reilly make displays iu their  show windows that cause a poor  man to wish ho was out of civilization.  James A. Gilker of the Nelson  Clothing House will have 400 square  feet of plate glass behind which to  display tho finest stock of clothing  ever brought to Nelson.  The Kootenay Coffee Company  claim their business was never  better than it is today. A like  declaration was made by J. A. Irving & Co., retail grocers. These  are only straws that indicate that  no one is ruined in Nelson except  the mine managers who are out of  jobs through mismanagement.  George Hale's new gasoline  launch has been placed in the  water. She is a trim craft and has  double the seating capacity of any  similar boat on the lake. Mr. Hale  has built a boat house adjoining his  workshop for the accommodation  of the now launch.  Several prominent baseball men  have examined the recreation  grounds with a view to reporting  on the probable outlay necessary  to put them in shape for playing.  Their report will be that an outlay of $35 to $50 will make the  grounds better than ever before.  F. M. MacCrae of the Bank of  Montreal has been nominated  treasurer of the dramatic entertainment which E. P. Whalley is  getting up on behalf of the Canadian Patriotic Fund.  The Imperial Bank will do business today in its new and commodious offices in the Burns' block. The  growth of this bank at Nelson is  indicative of the growth of the  town. The bank's new quarters  arc within thirty feet of the office  in wliich manager Buchanan  open-  BUSINESS   MENTION.  Hack   calls   left at the Bodega  Saloon.   Telephone 171.  -  For   sale���Upholstered   polished  oik folding barter chair, nnd complclc out (it;  nearly new. Just tho thing for camp or small  town.   ��25.  Addicts. Hitchcock, Robson, 11. V.  * Stamp collection for sale���in al-  .most complete collection of Canadian stamps foi  s-alo nt a bargain. Addiess, Stamps, Tubune  Ollice.  Man going to Cape Nome has consigned all hit household furniture lo NickerMw,  Bn.kei street, opposite Queen's hotel. Call and  havo a look. Blankets, sheet's, tabic cloths, pil-  lcw.s, and evcrj thing you want. Goods must bo  sold at once.  With our groceries in your cupboard every meal will be a joy. Kirkpatiiek Sc  Wilson, the leading groccis.  For Rent���About 50 acres of cul-  Ii\able laud; o acres eleaied. Situate on Columbia & Kootenaj mil way, 17 miigs west of Nelson.  Easy tonus-.   Apply to J, P. M.inhnit, Nolson.  Wanted���Skirt and waist makers. Enquire at Mrs, JIall on's dressmaking' par-  loi s. Madden block.  Wanted ��� Apprentices   to learn  dieoSinaking. Applj to Martin O'Reilly & Co,,  Houston block, Nelson.  Piano i'or sale; practically new;  Address llox 2il. Nelson. ,   ,  Sewing girls wanted, at the Hudson's Bay stores, Nelson.  Wanted���Portable    engine    and  boiler, Mwinill, planer, edgcr and lath-null.  Capacity not less than ten thousand a day. Sawmill, Tribune Oflicc.  Niekerson���Watchmaker, Baker  st i ect, opposite Queen's hotel. Twenty-flve years  experience.  For Sale���A_ furnished hotel in  SandoliTB. C" Write for particulars to G. West,  Box 18ti, Sandon. B. C.  When your   watch   don't   keep  time, see Niekerson, Baker street. Satisfactory  woi k or no charges.  To Let���Six-roomed house with  bath. Apply at second hand store opposite post-  olllcc.  "im  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  o  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  ed the Bank of Montreal in the  days when Nelson had a population  of scarce three hundred people and  not a politician among them. Today Nelson has three hundred politicians and four banks.  HOTEL   ARRIVALS.  At thr Tremont.���Ed Whitney,  San Francisco; John Russell, San  Francisco; John Hunt, John Kath-  rineberg, M. Kaso, City.  At tiik Phair.���G. H. Barnhart,  Ymir: II. M. Hahnaford. Chicago:  J. Lansdale Doupe, Procter; C. F.  Grover, Winnipeg; G. C. Sauer, Vancouver; F. J. Finucane, Greenwood;  E. P. Cuddy, Winnipeg.  At the Hume.���C. H. Briggs,  Kokanee; R. Falshaw Morkill, Bounington Falls; D W. Moore, Trail;  C. Hummer Hill, Port Hill, Idaho;  Charles Parsons, Vancouver; G.  Brennau, Winnipeg; F. E. King,  Kaslo; H. T. Tilley, Toronto; Gus  Dunn, Montreal.  At the Madden.���J. G. Grant,  Mrs. Grant, E. A. Grant, M. A.  Grant, A. P. Grant, Renfrew, Out.;  David A. Law, Ottawa; John Cameron and Peter McEwen, City.,,  At the Queen's.���S. M". Livingston, Robson; G. E. Forbes, Liverpool, England; Charles D. Ellis,  Windermere; Louis Dagemeir,Spokane; Hank Flood, Revelstoke; Mrs.  S. W. Hoag and family, Robson; A.  O'Connor, Ymir; H. Hay, Six-mile  Point.  At the Grand Central.���G. Archibald, Gable, Oregon; G. S. Lawrence, Brodie, Out.; Fred W. Harrington, Toronto; J. G. Millichamp,  Boston, Mass.; J. W. Kyte, Rosslyn,  Wash.; W. Keiffer, Athabasca; J.  A. Ilackshaw, Athabasca; W. W.  Malloy, Silverton; A. O'Conner,  Ymir; Delia Hunner, Ina Hun-  ner, Edward' Hunner, Republic,  Wash.    4  Ward Bros.  REAL ESTATE .AND  INSURANCE AGENTS  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  Agents for J. & J. TAYLOR SAFES  Bogustown)   Fairview  Addition.  A. R. SHERWOOD  xti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  lTJ''^'S''S''il'S''S'S'S'S'S'b i  ���0-0'0-0-0'-0-0-0-0-0-0;-?A  185   BAKER   STREET  Newly Laid  Town Eggs  Strictly Fresh  xti  40c per doz. at  KIRKPATRICK & WILSON'S  The Leading1  Grocers....  xti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  Hi  Hi  iti  Hi  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  AV^-a.,SB',^,a^&''^,;BL,S',T>'TB ^B i0.i0.e?-*-*'ie',*'ig��''*,i&'ie?-i0Ji��-  ���*���'0''0'0'0-0"0?0''0^"0-0-0 5?.^.^^C-ff.'C-'C.^.'5.C-<  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 AST) STAPLE'GKOCBHIES - BAKER STI1E.ET, NELSON1  m We  ��� ^'t  ?'&'e5'p3'  Garden  Seeds  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.  REAL ESTATE  INSURANCE AND  GENERAt AGENT  have sold 75 per cent of all the  Portland Cement  Fire Brick and  Fire Clay  Used in Kootenay* _%  Wj  We-also-handle -  First door weat  ot Bank of British  Columbia building.  lor the  use of  The belt is of  Prices same as Eastern Catalogues  Canada Bros & Book Go.  NELSON  Charles D�� J. Christie  GENERAL BROKER  4 tlonii vvosl of Dominion Express office.  P. O, Box 6il.   phonos: Ollleo 117, House 102  FOK SALE  i-room house and Slot* , ?lo00  I loL on Carbonate hlrool    1W  'i lola Observatory street     (w0  21oUaiid 1-iootu iigtih.e  1100  T-KOOM HOUSli FOIt KENT  Loan'' and insurance promptly attended to.  Oity of fieison  Local  Board of  Hfealth.  GKNKItAL VACCINATION NOTICE.  ^  Steel Mining Rails,  Blacksmith's Goal, Sewer Pipe, Etc.  H. J. EVANS & CO.  NELSON, B. C.  #  v&  m  M  tliut all persons rcsi-  wli  Nelson   Wine   Co.  CHOICE WINES AND LIQUORS  Special attention given to family trade  Telephone 03  eloiJh  B.ikcr street,  Nelson, B. C.  FRANK A. TAMBLYN  MANAOKK  Lethbridge Gait Coal  Notice la heieby given  dentvuthin tho City of NoKson 'wlio have not  been voccin.itcd within heron yea:k are lcquircd  within seven d.iys from the publication of thib  notice to bo vaccinated,  Persons lequinng to bo vaccinated free of  charge m.ij .ittcnd at any time flaring the ne\t  seven d.ij ft between tho hours of 3 and .5 o'clock  p. m��� at my .office on Josephine stieet for the  purpose of vaccination.  Upon the eighth day following the day on  which any person has been vaccinated, ho or she  shall attend the medical practitioner by whom  the operation was pel formed in oulor that the  medical p.-actilionei muj ascertain by inspection  the result of the operation.  Any pel sou failing  to comply with  the requirements of this notice will bo liable to tho  penalties prescribed by tho Public Health Act,  D. UKAU, M.D.,  Medical Health Olllcer.  Kelson, B. C��� Maich 20th, I'm.  Tpopieai and California Fruits  1 i  BANANAS     ORANGES     LEMONS     APPLES  Received Daily from Spokane.  P. 0. BOX 170.  HOUSTON BLOCK.  Blue Ribbon Tea Always on Hand.  Fresh ICggs Itccoivod Daily  John /\. Irviqg & Co.  GENERAL BROKER  NELSON, iii, without; fear ot h.break, Jtia t  The best value for the money In the msuket  for all purposes.  xkrms casr     W. P. Tnauixv. Qe&bnl  ratepbDBOU7.   OfficewtUiC,B.f.~  Agency, Department Marino and Fisheries.  March 20th, 1900. ���  Hoard of steamboat inspection will sit at tho  otllef of steamboat inspection. Custom House,  VANOOU VK|{, on the 2nd of April, 1900, for tho  examination of applicants for tlio position iA in-  spcctoi of boilers and tnaclmiery.  JAMHS GAUDIM,  Throe dwelling houses for sale on caby terms.  One lot   on   Stanley   street, opposite  Royal  hotel, for sals at a bargain.  One sevesi-roomed house and one three-room  .house for rent. .��,��������� . -mr <��.  See ANNABLE  Oity of Nelson local   Board of  fjealth  PROCLAMATION.  NOTICE.  The Painters' Union of Nelson have decided  that on and after Apiil 1st. 1900, that tlieii work  day shall be nine hours and their wage ��3.50 per  The object of tho Union in making their determination public, ii to give contnietoif notice, so  jw to enable thorn to tender on woik on the new  basis of hours and wages.  T. O. 8KATJBO. President,  ROBERT FKiSK, Secretary.  Kcisoc, R CVMarch mh, 1900.  iSotife is hereby given that the public Is in-  foi mod that rule No. 53 of the regulations of the  lobulations of Uie Provincial Jloaid of Health,  approved by order of tho lieutenant-goiernoi-in-  coilnoil, is in force in the city of Nelson, by  which o\ cry person of an ago to make him or  her legally lesponbiblu. uho has not boon successfully vaccinated within fic\cn jears, or who  does not hold a certificate of his or her insusceptibility nt the present timo to vaccination, is  lequiied to proemc the vaccination of himself or  hciself within seteii days after public notification by the medical deal tli c/llcer directing general vaccination. 1). LaBAU, M.l>.,  ,   ,                Medical Health O/Hcer.  Nokon, U. C, March 2011), 1!KX).  NOTICE.  Contractors and builders are hereby notified  that on and nttcr April ls<\ the follow ing scale of  wages will bo demanded: Moitar mixers nnd  hod carriers, ��3.50 for eight hours; other budding  laborers, ��H for eight hour���>; exestvatorb 30 cenis'  an hour. Thi?notice isgnen holhatthobe uhom  at may concern can consider it in tendering foi  _tf_\t__M_\ trfwfii.  P. C., SHACKLETON, Eceortliijg Secretary,  Nelsofl Laborere* ttvtbcUvo Vision 812U

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