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 DAILY  EDITION   BY  MAIL  FIVE  DOLLARS A YEAR  WEEKLY EDITION  BY,. MAIL  TWO DOLLARS A YEAR  EIGHTH YEAR.  NELSON:  MONDAY MORNING, MAECH 26  1900.  PRICE FIVE CENTS.  MILITARY   SITUATION   IN  South Africa.  Nkw York, March 25.���Isaac N.  Ford, Loudon correspondent of the  Tribune,   cables    his   paper   at   1  o'clock  this  morning, commenting  upon general Roberts' bulletin issued  at   midnight,    which    recites   the  account   of   four  officers    of   the  Guards Avho rode  nine miles  over  the veld b from their camp accompanied by a single trooper and were  surrounded and fired upon by Boers.  Mr. Ford says : "Lieutenant Lygon,  a relative of the earl of Beauchamp,  ���was    killed    and    two    lieutenant  colonels    and     a     captain    were  /wounded.     A -white  handkerchief  was raised aud the Boers  carried  the wounded officers into a  farmhouse.    Colonels  Crabbe and Codington are  well -known  officers  of  "the privileged  corps.    This  unfor-  fortunate incident occurred on the  Modder    river   north   of   Bloemfontein."  In his digest of the South Afi ican  war situation as it appeared in  London at an early hour this morning, Mr, Ford says iu dispatches filed at 1 o'clock.  "Active  operations  in  the Free  State and Natal aro still suspended  and the budget of war news is light.  General Roberts  reported that the  country    below     Bloemfontein   is  generally settled down and that the  movements of troops in the western  district has been attended with satisfactory results.     Press dispatches  state that largo quantities of military stores weie captured at  Smith-  field, bub that a  considerable Boer  force with sixteen  guns, succeeded  in escaping northward.     These are  the    Dutch     commandoes    which  general French is expected to intercept    between     Tliabaniehu     and  Maseru, and, unless their  strength  is   exaggerated,   there   may   be a  sharp fight' on the edge of Bahiito-  land.    "While  Olivier is seeking to  lead his Dutch foreelo Kroonstaadt  along   the eastern border. "Faiu;e-  smith is occupied, near the western  line, by a commander who boasts  that ho will not surrender, but will  fight to the end.    Kenhardt has nob  yet been occupied, fl)ut otherwise  the revolt among  the poor whites  of Cape Colony is quelled,  much the same way as colonel Mills,  no^v superintendent at West Point,  was wounded at the battle at Santiago, but lacked the latter's recuperative power."  Delagoa Bay Award Postponed.  Berne, Switzerland. March 25.���  The Delagoa Bay arbitration judgment which was announced for tomorrow has been postponed for a  few days. This is not because the  amount of the indemnity has not  been fixed, but because of difficulties  Avhich arose at the moment of signing an agreement with respect to  the distribution of the indemnity  among tho different groups of  claimants. The amount of the indemnity has beeu settled, and the  question of. division is one of  secondary importance which will  speedily bo settled. It is thought  that the court of arbitration will  finally leave the decision to the  parties themselves.  BEEBE IS IN THE CABINET  "General Methuen's operations  are not understood. There is no  proof" either that his'column has  crossed the Vaal river, on tho way  to Mafeking, or that his force is  strong enotigh for the work before  it. /There is no definite, informal  tion of this movement, but proba -  bly the column is halting until adequate transport can be organized  Lord Cheshnm, with the Mi penal  Yeomanry, if< attached to Methuen's  command,  "Gencralltoborts'campaignnorth-  ward is deferred until transport  can be arranged for and a large  stock of supplies accumulated at  Bloomfontoin, and the commands  of' Gatacre, jClcmcnt and Brabant  are brought into lino. Fanning  operations havo been neglected in  the Free State. Cattle aro in poor  condition, and neither foodstuff nor  forage is plentiful. Tho supply  system for an army of 00,000 men  cannot be changed from one railway back to another.without much  arrangement. It is evident that  Port Elizabeth will be tho coast  base hereafter instead of Cape  Town, for the eighth division will  disembark at that port. General  Jtoberlb" campaign will shape itself  when he is pteparod to advance  with his full force, for his army will  follow tho railway, at least, until  the enemy's force is encountered/  "There is no official confirmation  of the press agency report that Mr.  Fraser, member of the* late executive government, has bceirappointed  administrator of the Free State.  Rumors that president Steyn has  been deposed by his generals ai  Kroonstaadt do not seem credible.  "There is little news from Natal  where the part which Buller's army  is to play in the future operations  remains a mystery. It is too large  a force to be employed in dislodging  Boers from their positions at Dundee and Glencoe and in reopening  the coal fields, yet a .serious attempt  to carry the mountain pa.ss northward by storm seems improbable  when an advance of lord Roberts'  army ou Kroonstaadt and Johannesburg will be certain to compel  the Boers to evacuate Natal.  "General Woodgate has died at  Moose river hospital from the  wounds received at Spion Kop after  a surgical operation had been performed.    He was shot in the eye in  New Minister of Agriculture.  Victoria, March 25.���[Special to  The Tribune].���Martin's acquisition  of Beebe as minister of agriculture  lends new interest to the political  situation. The Colonist remarks ou  Martin's weakness for colleagues  who are hard of hearing, Beebe  being similarly afflicted to Curtis,  and adds that so 4 long as Martin  hears, any little deafness on the  part of his cabinet will cut no  figure. Martin announces a public  meeting in Victoria on Tuesday  evening. This will anticipate, and  no doubt influence, the meeting of  the city Liberal Association called  for AVednesday. The premier states  that he has no intention of carrying  on the business of the country by  governor's warrants, as generally  assumed, but he offers no explanation of how, with tho elections delayed, this is to be avoided.  FOREIGN INTRIGUE WOULD  Embroil Britain and TT. S.  New York, March 25.���Isaac N.  Ford, Tribune correspondent, disposes of the question of foreign intervention   in   the South African  war in the following dispatch to  this morning's issue:   "There is no  longer any talk about foreign intervention, since it is clear that neither  the   nation   nor   the   empire   will  allow any interference with British  plans in- South Africa.   There was  no   doubt   about   this   when  lord  Salisbury replied to secretary Hay's  friendly offer, or letter of transmittal, and New Zealand has emphasized   that    determination    of  the     united     empire     to     settle  its     own     affairs     precisely    as  Americans had arranged the terms  of peace at the close of the war  with Spain.     There are intrigues  on the continent where they are  hoping that the American government will be drawn  into a Dutch  ambuscade,   and   will be ensnared  into repeating the offer of mediation.    A prominent diplomatist has  said   to   me:      'The    continental  nations have not  liked the  era of  good feeling between America and  England.     They   are   anxious   to  have the friendly relations between  these    countries    disturbed     and  broken  up,  and  are   hoping  that  some like intervention will  be  attempted from Washington.   They  will be most careful to stay out  themselves but are eager to have  England and America fall  out.'    I  do not doubt that this is au accurate    summary   of   continental  opinion."  ment at Bloemfontein would ..never  be restored. .He'"advised them aud  all the inhabitants to accept the  inevitable and to obey all the orders of the military and other  authorities duly appointed, intimating that tho landrost aud  sheriffs had been reappointed under  the queen. Tne�� burghers began  taking the oath of allegiance and  surrendered their arms.  NELSON LOCAL  NEWS.  Summary of the War.  New York, March 25.���In his  latest war cable to this morning's  Tribune, filed at London at 6 o'clock  this morning, Isaac N* Ford, the  correspondent, says: "It is reported this morning thab the Boers are  retiring from Kroonstaadt. This  information comes from Kimberley,  where ib was probably received by  a native runner. It seems scarcely  probable, however, that the  burghers would retire from such a  stiongly^ entrenched position as  Kroonstaadt Avithout being compelled to do so, and as  lord Roberts has not yet  made a move, too much importance  need not be attached to, the report.  There still appear to-be some isolated bodies of rebels .in the country to the west of Kimbeiley, but  they cannot be in sufficient force to  give much 'trouble to the British  military authorities. No ��� information whatever as to the state of  affairs at Mafeking was received in  London up to an early hour this  morning, nor is it known whether  -lord-Methuen's-relief -column has  yet advanced north of the Vaal  river."  Duke of Norfolk Going Out.  Loxnox, March 25.���The duke of  Noifolk, earl Marshall, Chief Butler  of England aud postmaster-general,  will sail for South Africa next Saturday as an officer of the Sussex  Yeomanry, which he lias been instrumental iu raising. The duke  informed the correspondent of the  Associated Press that lie will not  command the regiment. He is lieutenant-colonel of the 2nd battalion  Royal Sussex regiment, but has  heretofore been unsuccessful iu his  efforts to get to the front,  Filipino War Goes On.  , Manila, March 25.���The rebels  in gencial, Young's district are becoming aggressive. The American  battalion garrisoning the town, of  Namacapachan was attacked on  four consecutive nights recently.  Reinforcements are now ariiving  there. General Young purposes to  pursue the rebels aggressively before the rainy weather sets in.  Boers Occupy Griquatown.  Barkly West, March 24.���  Griquatown was occupied on Thursday by 1400 Boers. A column left  Kimberley yesterday, Friday. It is  reported that all the loyalists there,  including the women, have been  imprisoned.  British Casualties.  London, March 25.���The total  Britibh losses, exclusive of invalids  sent home, are 16,481 in killed,  wounded and missing.  HARD TIMES AT MAFEKING  Food Question Pressing.  London, March 20.���The Daily  Mail publishes the following from  Mafeking, ' dated Wednesday,  March 14th: "\Ve are still being  heavily shelled. There have" been  several casualties, and skirmishing  continues in the trenches. The native food question is becoming difficult. The Boers have broken the  arrangement to respect the Sabbath  by not firing, and have seized the  opportunity to extend > their  trenches."  Lady Sarah Wilson, in a dispatch  from Mafeking, dated Wednesday,  March 14th, says:, "We have received news of the relief of Ladysmith, but it serves to increase our  disappointment, as there is no  prospect of our relief. The town  ;remains closely invested. The Boers-  are reported to be very numerous  and strongly entrenched between  us and colonel Plumer's force. Some  of the natives are dying of starvation owing to their prejudice  agaiust horseflesh."   Among the Pugs    Nexv York, March 23.���The fistic  contest for the lightweight championship drew an enormous crowd to  tho Broadway Athletic Club tonight. Frank Erne of Buffalo retains the title which he won from  Kid Lavigne at Cheektowaga, New  York, last July in a 25 round  bout. Erne is a clever two  handed boxer, and so is Gans, but  tiie former proved to bo the better  tonight, as ho punished Gans so  badly that the Baltimore negro  had to quit. Erne finished  Gans with a left and a right  hand punch in the 12th round, and  Gans' left eye started from its  socket. He was absolutely helpless  when referee Charlie White saw  that the negro was unable to continue and stopped the fight, awarding the honors to Erne.  Baltimore, Maryland, March 23.  ���AVest of New York defeated  Patsy Corrigan of Chicago in the  third round of what was to have  been a 20-rouud bout tonight before the Eutaw Athletic Club.  Denver.., Colorado, March 23.���  Kid Parker knocked out Wilmington Jack Daly in the second round  tonight.  Burghers Swear Allegiance.  PHUiipropOLis, Friday,. via Norvals Pont, Saturday, March 24.���  General Clements entered Philippo-  polis at noon today. He assembled  the'burghers, addressed them and  read lord Roberts' proclamation in  Dutch and English. The future of  the Free State, he declared, would  havo to be decided by her majesty's  advisors, bus the burghers might  he certain   that the late govern-!  F. J. Smyth of the Moyie Leader  came in yesterday afternoon by the  Crow's Nest boat.' * He reports his  town prosperous and that fully 225  men will be employed iu and around  Moyie by May ;j^.t. . The railroad  company claim '^Jiey- will erect a  $6000 statibn;buiiding in the town  this year. Yet/^there are people  who say that.theicountry has gone  to the dogs all because a.few mine  managers at" Nelson and Rossland  are not having it all their oavu  ���way..-. : ' y'i>: ���"'.���' :...  Mr. and Mrs. Jqhn A. Turner are  in Paris enjoying themselves. They  expect to be home by May 1st.  The Bank of Montreal has received a contribution of $250 from  the City of Vancouver for the Kuskonook Fire Relief Fund. It was  placed to the credit of the relief  committee.  Albert Quinn of Ymir, a former  employee of the Arlington mine,  was brought to the general hospital  on Saturday suffering from a  broken leg.. Quinn fell on the  street and .fractured his right limb  just above the ankle. The frac- [  ture was reduced and he is resting  easily.  The Nelson men who volunteered  for the new Canadian regiment  have heard absolutely nothing from  the district headquarters as to  their future movements. The proposal to send the British Columbia  company to Esq'uimalt is anything  but palatable to [men who offered  to give up good positions to garrison Halifax, aud .'several of them  have felt themselves justified, in  withdrawing v^thtju.'...,, applications.  Throughout Oanada-the response to  the call, while'hearty, has not approached in enthusiasm the spirit  with which foreign contingents  were filled up.  Dr. McLennan, who is in charge  of the isolation hospital-on the hill,  has volunteered to nurse bubonic  plague patients in case ,the black  death makes its .appearance in the  province. The report from Port  Towusend, Washington, is that the  three cases brought from Honolulu  by tho Japanese trader have increased to twenty.  WOULD-BE BITERS WERE BIT  Notes of the War.  Loxnox, March 20.���4:15 a.m.���  Except for the unfortunate "occurrence;" as lord Roberts calls it,  which resulted in the killing of  lieutenant Lygon and the wounding and capture of lieutenant-colonel Crabbe, lieutenant-colonel Cod-  rington and captain Trotter, the  campaign presents no new features.  The mishap to the guards' officers  is a testimony to their bravery.  They met a party of live Boers  whom they tried to capture. The  Boers took refuge on a kopje where  three of their comrades were  Hidden, aud within five minutes  every member of the British party,  was hit.  Apparently little progress is  being made toward the relief of  Mafeking. ~ A private telegram  from a lieutenant at Kimberley,  dated Wednesday, March 21st, an- j  'noimced,.that he was, on the .point i  of starting for Mafeking, presumably with the relief column.  General sir -Forrestier-Walker  and prince Alexander of Teck have  left Cape Town for Bloemfontein  It is reported from Ladysmith that  Van Reenan's pass bristles with  guns.  Mail accounts of the capture of  general Cronje just received bring  out interesting points as to the  rapidity with which lord Roberts  changed his plans, when he found  that general Cronje had escaped  from Magersfontein, where it was  originally intended to attack or  close iu upon him. As the British  absolutely had no cover they lost  heavily and were compelled to fall  back momentarily and to withdraw their transport to a safe distance.          .   RUDYARD KIPUNG'S ELEGY  The Nicholson referred to iu lord  Roberts' dispatch is major John  Nicholson, commandant-general of  the British South . African police  stationed in Rhodesia.  Cables From the Front.  London, March 25.���A dispatch  to the Daily Telegraph from Kimberley, dated Sunday, March 25th,  says: "Prisoners brought iu here  report that a force of British cavalry has entered the Transvaal and  penetrated to a point eighteen  miles north of Christiana. The  British forces at Fourteen Streams  are being strengthened, - A mpye-  nient northward is expected soon."  A Bloemfontein correspondent of  the Daily Telegraph in a dispatch  dated Friday, March 23rd, says:  "The late allies are now bitter foes.  So strong is the popular feeling;  here that were it desirable, a large  body of Free Staters would take  the field and fight against the  Transvaalers."  PAYING  THE   FULL  WAGE  The old wing of the general, hospital is temporarily abandoned  while the interior is being painted  and kalsomined. Dr. ��� Rose has  moved his quarters into the apartment which will eventually be used  as a reception room.  Olaf Olson, who built the Gladstone tunnel on the Columbia &  Western, and completed -the-BuJl-  dog tunnel, was in the city ou Saturday. He has secured a contract  to build the 400-foot tunnel at  Cascade City for the Electric Tramway Company and will commence  work on the undertaking at once.  Mr. Olson reiDorts a. heavy slide at  the east end of tho Bulldog last  week, which was, however, cleared  away without materially affecting  traffic.  An important piece of construction work is about complete ou the  Spokane Falls 6i Northern road. It  is a cutoff from Dragon station to  Dragon junction, three and a half  miles iu all, which cuts off sixteen  miles of the old road: When the  cutoff is opened for traffic the  Spokane Falls & Northern will save  the distance specified and the maintenance of roadbed and biidge, an  important item of expense. The  work was done by Foley Brothers  & Larsen.  F. M. Ratten burg of Vancouver,  the architect of the Burns block is  in the city, lie wjll go over the  work of installing the cold storage  plant which is making satisfactory  progress.  It has been decided to make a  small change in the time of the Columbia <fc Western trains. The  afternoon train from Greenwood  City will leave that town at 2:30  p.m., instead of 3:05 p.m. as heretofore, while the train from Nelson  will arrive half an hour later than  usual. The reaton given for the  change is that the present condition  of the road bed makes it impossible  for the trains to run punctually on  the present schedule.  On G. W. Steevens.  ���r  'London,, March 20.���A. Bloemfontein correspondent of -the Daily  Mail, telegraphing Saturday, says  that Rudyard Kipling, who is hard  at work assisting to edit the "Newspaper Friend" conducted by the  war correspondents,- lias contri-  butedto it the following four lines  on the death at Ladysmith of G-. W.  Steevens, the famous representative  of the Daily Mail:  Through tt.ira.riVl ficstiluncc, siege and firo,  '    Silent-and =clf-cont lined hedrru hisbieath,  Bi live not for show of courage, hi^ desii e.  Truth (is he sxw a, even to the death.  Winston Churchill, in a dispatch  to the Morning Post, says :" "St is  imperative to continue shipping  troops to South Africa. The stream  should never cease,uutil the Boers  surrender unconditionally. At the  end of the war Great Britain will  possess the finest army in her history. This, however, must not lure  the nation from the fertile fields of  trade and commerce into the stony  wastes of militarism."   Bancitte- Ville- Marie Case.   Montreal,    March    25.���James  Baxter, banker, and  Ferdinand Le-  mieux, accountant of the  defunct  Bunque Ville Marie, accused of conspiring to defraud the bank, were  found guilty in the court of queen's  bench this morning, Sunday.    The  jury added  a strong  recommendation to mercy on account  of Baxter's age.    Ife is about  70.   Baxter  pjchcntcd  checks at the  bank,  in  wliich he   had  no  funds  to  meet  them.    They were initialled.by Le-  mietix, the accountant, and  cashed  by Herbert, tho paying  teller, who  had given ea.sh   for  the checks- deceiving the  president of  tho bank  by loading packages of $10 bills with  $1 bills  in   the middle.    The  total  amount so raised was about $50,000,  Lemieux and'Herbcrt receiving one-  third    as    commission.        Herbert  turned   queen's  evidence.     Baxter  did   a   big  note-shaving   business.  He came here from Chicago  in the  seventies"   to   lid    himself   of   the  attentions of the Chicago police.   A  few years ago  he  was  arrested   in  New York on a charge of smuggling  diamonds,   but    escaped    from    a  treasury officer at Plattsburg, New  York, and succeeded in getting into  Canada  again.    The  treasury offi-  cial lost his job.    The  verdict is a  popular one.  News From Mafeking.  Loxoox, March 23.���The war  office has received tlio following  dispatch from lord Roberts: "A  telegram from Nicholson at Buluwayo states that Baden-Powell reports 'All well to March 13th. During the past few days the enemy's  cordon  has  been much relaxed.' "  And Are Satisfied.  Kaslo, March 24.���[Special to  The Tribune]. ��� "We are paying  $3.50 for eight hours' work and we  find the men do as much as in ten  hours." So said F. H. Lantz, who  superintends the work of the  Financial and Mining Trust at Cody,  ��� and the Lost Mountain Mines Com-  pany in the Lardo-Duncan. "Of  course," he added, "these are good  men. There are some men who  would not do eight hours' work in  fourteen hours unless you were  watching them all the time."  The Lost Mountain Company  owns the Grant claim which was  jumped last year and out of which  arose the action of the Financial  Trust vs. Stenson. The latter has  paid all costs and the suit has" been  withdrawn., Hon." Thomas Haggart  and Dr. Montague, two ex-Dominion  ministers', are interested in these  companies.  '  British-American_XHplomacy/   -  Nkw   York, March   25.���In   regard to  the Delagoa Bay awards  and   the   canal   treaty, Mr.   Isaac  Ford  cables  from London  to  this  morning's    Tribune    as    follows:  "There is no prospect of any disturbance  of Anglo-American relations from,the Delagoa .Bay award,  which is expected on Monday.   Tiie  only effect of that award will be increased  pressure upon Portugal to  part with her possessions in East  Africa, and to facilitate the carrying out of the secret agreements between England and Germany.   The  passage   of, the   American   agreement      to      the     canal ���   treaty  will       involve       the       necessity  of     obtaining     the   ' assent     of  the British government to the new  article and.this may lead to an unpleasant rebuff.     Some  American  correspondents   have  naively suggested that the foreign oflicc ought  tO-be asked frankly-whcther-it-will  accept the amendment or not, since  the senate will then know what to  do.    This is not practical diplomacy,  the foreign oflice cannot be drawn  in advance in this way. It will deal  with the amendment only after the  senate has erected it and then it is  likely, according to the best information at my command, to reject it  and to fall back upon the Clay ton-  Bui wer convention. Its action moreover in   rejecting the amendment  will be applauded  by  the  English  pre.-^. '   Fielding's Budget Speech.  London, March 20.-���The Times,  .dealing editorially this morning  with the Canadian budget, says;  "The point of interest,which transcends all others is the patriotic  spirit of imperial solicitude in  which Mr. Fielding's speech was  couched, delivered and acclaimed."  Proceeding to discuss fiscal relations, the editorial points out tho  difficulty England 'would have  whenever imposing a tariff duty  for the benefit of her colonies, and  expresses a hope that the solution  of the problem of an imperial zoll-  verein will eventually be found iu a  "common acceptance of free trade  rather than a reversion to protection."    Olivier's Movements,  London, March 20.���The Times  has the following from Rouxville,  dated Saturday: "Commandant  Olivier, with a strong force and  fifteen guns is moving north of  Ladybrand. A large Boer convoy  has been seen from Basutoland proceeding toward Clocotau. General  French may intercept it,"  GLUTE IS HERE ONCE MORE  As a Mediator.  R. C. Clute, Q. C, of Toronto is  registered at the Hotel Phair. Mr.  Clute is the official who conducted  the inquiry into the effects of the  eight-hour law and other matters  relating to the mining interests in  Kootenay. He is still acting in the.  capacity of commissioner, and his  mission in Nelson is in- connection  with the matters at issue between  the Mine Owners' Association and  the'Miners' Union.  When seen; by The Tribune last >  evening Mr.Cluttrsaid:  "I" have come west again at the  request of leading representatives  of the Mine Owners' Association  and prominent' officials of the  Miners' Union with the object ��� of  exerting my good offices -toward  securing" an adjustment of the  questions in controversy between  them. The government has acquiesced in my mission, and if by-  acting as intermediary. I can be instrumental in effecting a settlement,  I shall feel richly repaid. The government feels that the prosperity  of the province and of the Dominion, inasmuch as what effects the  province influences the entire  country, depends ou the permanent  settlement of the labor troubles,  and is most anxious to promote an  amicable feeling between the parties interested. While in Nelson I  shall call on the officers of the  Miners' Union and on the representative mine owners. After leaving here I shall visit Rossland and  probably the Boundary."  Liberals Meet.  The party-line Conservatives 'of  Nelson are manipulated in the  political interests of W. A. Macdonald, and his law partner, Archie  Mainwaring Johnson, rules the"  party-line Liberals with a rod of  iron. The local Liberal Association  held a meeting on Saturday night,  and Archie whipped those who attended into line, and a delegation .  of ten will be ���sent to the party  convention that is to be held at .  Vancouver at the instance of the  party-line men of that ambitious  city. Ex-alderman Beer, who is  also ambitious politically, attended  the meeting, not in the interest of  polities, but iu the interest of'a  postoffice site. lie was turned  down.  Imperial Federation.  New York, March 25.���In a long  dispatch to today'a Tribune  aneiit  imperial federation, Isaac N. Ford,    *  the correspondent, says: "Imperial  federation  without doubt has re-,  ceived a tremendous impulse from  the war, it is no longer a vagary of ���  politics, but it remains a problem of  immense difficulty, to be taken  up"  cautiously.    Mr. Chamberlain is tho    t  only statesman who  is completely  identified" with it.    He already  represents     the    colonics    and   dependencies of a wide-world empire.  His constituency litis  been created  andis loyal to him,~aucl its'ih teres ts ""  will be supreme in the future of the.  Britibh   empire.       Anybody   who  supposes that his political influence  is impaired and that his work is end-    -  ed is laboring under  a strango delusion."  Coal Mine Arbitration.  Victoria. March 21.���The long  pending coal mine arbitration regarding tho validity or necessity  uf the special rule promulgated a  year ago by tho British Columbia  government that all colliery employees should be able to read the  pit head warning printed in English, concluded today. Counsel,  after argument, submitted two  questions to the arbitrators, one of  ���law and the othpr of fact. "Was  the passage of 'Mich a special rule  within the power of the government?" and "Was such a rule necessary foiv the safety of mines and  workmen?" On the latter the umpire said "No." <   No Plague in Frisco.  San Francisco, March 20.���The  work of cleaning Chinatown is still  progressing, but the stories which  have been persistently circulated  that bubonic plague exists in San  Francisco have been so far without  foundation, There has been no  authenticated case of plague reported to the police or health,  authorities.   Four Victims.  Martin has secured four men in  Victoria willing to sacrifice themselves politically iu his interest.  They arc: Dr. Lewis Hall, John G.  Btown, John McMillan and W. J.-  Hanmw THE TEIBUNE:  NELSON B. C MONDAY, MARCH 20  1900  U'\  ���T I  Iv  IP  IS',  i\  Pi  'ft  ii  ��  A Useful Thought  for Today....  Is that if you need anything in the Footwear  line, Boots, Shoes, Slippers, Rubbers, Shoestrings,  Polish, or any kind of repairing, it will be to your  advantage to visit  Lillie Bros.   ... Shoe Store  Don't Smoke a Cheap Pipe  UMackenzkCaEteidgglJ  See  THURMAN, Tobacconist.  ��he SCrttrone.  The   West   Kootenay Power &  Light Company of Rossland is up a,  stump.    It had contracts to furnish  power to the War Eagle and other  mines at Rossland, but the power  furnished was not satisfactory, and  the electric plants  have been torn  out and steam plants substituted.  It now furnishes light to the people  of Rossland and power to the Nelson   Electric  Tramway   Company,  �� Limited.     But   the revenue from  these two sources is not sufficient to  pay operating expenses and interest  charges   on   the   capital invested.  But there is another source of revenue in sight.   "If only an entrance  could be obtained into Nelson, winch  is the one town in Kootenay that is  having   a   continuous    and    solid  growth,  the revenue of the  company would soon bo doubled.   The  people of Nelson  would not for a  moment consider a .direct proposi-  " tion for such a pmpose; but an indirect proposition is another thing.  The indirect proposition is to allow  the company to sell power within  the city, and the result will be, once  the   proposition   is   granted,   that  every   consumer   of   electric light  will have proposals made him to  ��� put in. electric motors for power  purposes.    Once  an  electric motor  . for power is installed, the person  using the power can utilize it for  lighting purposes.    In this way the  power company, with headquarters  iu Rosslaud, will become a competitor with the City of Nelbon iu the  - "electric" lighting- biiiiness.       And  there are people in Nelson willing  to allow this to be done.   They do  not care for the interests of the  city   as   long as  they  themselves  make what appears to be a saving.  Tho revenue from electric lighting  for the current year is estimated at  $20,000, and the expenses of operation and maintenance are estimated  "   at $0000.   There are  members of  the council who appear to bo  willing to contract  to take 100  horsepower from the power company at  ���> $5 per horse-power per  month.    If  this is done the opciating  expenses  will be  increased $500 per  month,  or $0000 a year.   This will make  the   total   cost of   operating   and  maintaining    the    plant    $12,000,  without any corresponding increase  in revenue, foi- the one firm that is  so persistently clamoring for electric power will  not  require to exceed 80 hoise-power, and will only  use that for about half the 3rear.  If the city's net revenue from electric lighting is reduced from  $14,-  000 to $S0QO  (allowing $900 as the  total that will be received from the  rental   of   30 horse-power for six  months in the year), $5100 must be  raised by direct taxation  on  land J  and the improvements thereon.   In j  ness incurred in purchasing and extending the electric light plant and  system must be made bear an additional tax in order that one firm  may be given power to do that  which can be equally well done by  power that would not cost the taxpayers a cent.  Tun    Kamloops    Standard    has  come to the conclusion that British  Columbia is getting too much politics and insufficient progress.    The  Standard in common with the majority of the newspapers   of   the  province is opposed to the party  line movement,    it no doubt recognizes that it has been advocated by  the politicians in-their own interest,  and it does not attach much weight  to their protestations of the state  first and the party aftei". " There is  but one condition under which the  politician can thrive, a condition of  turmoil and contention.   The real  leaders of both parties���sir Charles  Hibbert Tupper and E. V. Bodwell  ������have declared against the movement, but with characteristic selfishness tho little men keep ii}3 their  agitation.    Despite tlieir protestations, and resolutions   which   are  passed before they are" read, they  have but one aim, and that is the  political supremacy of the party to  'which     they   happen   to   belong.  They care nothing how much they  unsettle business, or "what antagonisms they breed the community, so  long as they are permitted to play  their game of politics.    To encom -  age them is to sacrifice every other  pnrsuit_iu _the_province.  -The-dis-  Organization, unrest and uneasiness,  which is tho life-giving euergy for  the politician, is a blight upon business entcrpi ises of all kinds.   Those  who   prefer    progress   to politics  should carefully consider the party  line proposition of the politicians  before they endorse it.  other words, tho land that is al- I ten miles  Rossland is to be pittied.     Her  business  men  have shown    themselves to be Jacking in moral courage.    Her mayor and council fell  down when they had a chance to  acquire  two  public   utilities  at a  reasonable price.    Her newspapers  are so narrow that they cannot  be  made understand that Rossland is  not the whole of British  Columbia.  One of them, the Miner, when not  abusing the Canadian Pacific  Railway  Company's  managers, is   belittling   neighboring   towns.     On  Saturday it used much space in asserting that Nelson was lacking   in  public spirit, all because a nameless  someone from a nameless place in  the East had asserted that Nelson's  ��ti cets were not well lighted.    Nelson and Rossland were incorporated  on   the   same   day.     Today they  have about the same poijulation.  Nolson   has    over    live    miles   of  sewers, eight miles of water  thousand houses within its limits,  four miles of electric main line  wires, arc and incandescent sti'eet  lamps where needed; all of which  have been provided by the municipality. Rossland has an incomplete sewer system, a water system  that is not to be compared to that  of Nelson, streets on which thousands of dollars have been expended,  less than five miles of sidewalks,  and a lighting system owned by  the AVest Kootenay Power 6c Light  Compauy, a company that is doing  its utmost to gain an entrance into  Nelson. Nelson may not be public  spirited, but she has something to  show for the money she has spent.  Can Rossland say as much ?  As is well known, the Kootenaian  of Kaslo is controlled by men v\ ho  look upon the politician that manages the one bank of that town as  a little tin god, and who accept his  every utterance as a gospel truth.  In a recent issue it gives figures to  show the eifeet the operation of the  eight-hour   law   has  had   on   the  country   tributary   to   Kaslo.     It  compares the ore shipments made  through Kaslo during the month of  February, 1900, with the shipments  for the month of February,  1899.  The shipments   of   last   February  were much less than the shipments  of February a year ago.   But the  Kootenaian does not give the reason  for the falling off.    The Tribune  will:     The reason is that many of  the   mines   making   shipments   in  February, 1899, went on strike in  June   last,   and   have  refused   to  work.   The mines that did not go  on strike,   but   kept on working,  strange   to   say,  show   shipments  almost twice as large in February,  1900, as in  February,  1899.    The  Cariboo-Rambler mine did not stop  work because of the enforcement of  the   provisions   of the  eight-hour  amendment to  the "Inspection  of  Metalliferous   Mines   Act."      The  management of the mine opposed  the   law, but kept at  work.     In  February, 1899,  the; mine shipped  200,000 pounds of orb; in February,  1900,   the   mine   shipped   400,000  pounds, or an increase of 100 per  cent.     "What   was   done   by   the  Cariboo-Rambler mine could have  been done by other mines in Slocan  district.       Since tho politicians  ceased to  meddle with the educational affairs  of Manitoba they commenced working out a satisfactory settlement,  The public school board of AVinnipeg recently made an offer to take  over aiul maintain five of tho schools  which were being kept up by the  members of the congregations of  St. Mary's and the Immaculate Conception   churches.   Last week the  members of the congregations affected met, aud decided to accept  the   proposition.    For   years   this  school question was  used by the  politicians as an instrument for inflaming the public mind from the  Atlantic to the Pacific.   It was not  their purpose to heal the sore; they  desired party supremacy above all  else, and they used the school question .merely for what it was worth  as a means to tlieir end.   Mark the  difference in  the result when the  matter was   taken up by   people  whose chief endeavor was to settle  tho difficulty.    There was no bitterness, no threats, and consequently  no trouble.   This indicates the wisdom of first endeavoring to effect a  reconciliation    between  those    directly affected by matters   in dispute before   committing them   to  the managers of the political parties.    The experience of Mauitoba  would be duplicated in British Columbia if the advise of the party-  line Conservative is heeded.  _��''j*i**j'_**��� ____-<Sf - **��� __f. -Sfj'SJ.* jSL %<St, *����.'SL*'So-  ' 00 ' ^* .  Xti  Xti  Xti  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  m  ir  $      SAMPLES     $  SEND  FOR  -*i��*33SS��333y��  1 ��� 0*'^' /^^ -fi*-00-00'fi*'** fi*.\ft  * Ladies'        jjj     ||/  Hi   Mackintoshes   i��  Hi f  $   Latest Styles   $  Hi *��  iti  Hi  Hi  Xti  NEW   SPRINQ    GOODS  iti  iti  iti  ===_==_====___====^^ iti  We have opened this week a large shipment of import goods direct   ^  from English manufacturers, therefore we are able to sell J!J  goods much cheaper than buying from eastern houses W  Xti  iti  Xti  iti  Xti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  Xti  Xti  Xti  Xti  Hi  iti  iti  Xti  iti  Xti  Wash Dress Goods  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 Nankins, 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  xti  Xti  Xti  Xti  to $9.  Ready-made Skirts  NEW GOODS ARRIVING  DAILY  .$?��**3*��3  \W  1��  m  m  T  IT  Ladies'  and Children's  Cashmere tyose  srs**s*es**v  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Fred Irvine & Go.  JUST IN  We have opened up and are marking the  largest  stock  of Wash  Shirt Waists  and  Wrappers ever received in Nelson.   Right in   *i^  style and right in price. ?r*  Black and Navy Serge $3 to $12.50. \|/  Black Brillanteen, plain and fancy, $2.50    *i}  , <fca W  Xti  iti  Hi  iti  Hi  Xti  Xti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  Xti  Hi  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.  * Hi  $ The             *  t�� Latest           hi  <n hi  * Neckwear Jj|  * Hi  *~y����^. *^ . ^��. ^^ . ^B^. ^^ . 3g��. ^^ ��� J^S> *^^^ ^1^1^^ ^& 2^& !^& !d& !d5& 0*^ ��� 0* .0* ��� 0* '0* ' fi^ .0* ��� 0* .0* ��� 0* .0* ��� 0* .0* ' 0* -fi* . 0* .fi**__*.  'fiS-^S ' 00' 00 ' fi*' fi* ' fi*' 0* ' 0*' 00* ' 0*' 00 ' 00 ' 0* ' fi* ' fi* ' fi* ^p* ^?*ST* ^S 'Sk* ^��* *^?* ^^ '-3T* "^K *^f- ^fet 'Sk* 5^">5^- >^ ���"���^*  "Business along the whole line  " and throughout the Kootenays is  '��� good," is the way captain Troup,  superintendent of the Canadian  Pacific railway and steamer lines in  southern Kootenay aud Yale, is  said to have expressed himself recently at Greenwood. The captain  does not Icnow what he is talking  about, for does not the Victoria  Colonist,   a   newspaper   owned by  probably right, and the Colonist,  being the organ of a lot of��tho  crookedst politicians that every  flourished under the British flag, is  jn-obably wrong. Kootenay and  Yale are both prospering, and will  continue to be prosperous, notwithstanding the cry of the politicians  whose only want is office.  Ik the best wishes of the community are of auy assistance, commissioner Clute can hardly fail in  his present mission of effecting a  settlement of the dispute between  the miners and mine owners of the  Nelson and Rossland districts. The  only weakness in,, the commissioner's po&ition is tliat after he may  determine what is fair, in the way  of a settlement, he has not the  power to oblige either party to the  dispute to do what is fair.  This Conservatives of New West-  jninbterjhave nominated B. L._Beid  as their candidate in the approaching election. The candidate is a  lawyer, and in days of yoie did  yeoman's service for the Davie and  Turuer'governincnts. He wall make  tho race upon the platform which  the Kootenay Conservatives die-  carded, and endorses the eight-hour  law. He will no doubt oppose a  candidate running in the interest  of the party which placed the eight  hour law upon the'statute book.  Ross, Lee k Taylor  BAKER STHKET, XI3LS0.V  (Gooige F. Motion's old stand)  Mour, Feed, Grain, Hay  AND PRODUCE  Gar Lots a Specialty  Correspondence Solicited     Pliomo 20  Palace N|eat KJarl^et  Headquarters  for all kinds of  Fresh and Cured Meats.  A feature will bo made of tlio poulliy nnd  uame trade. Thoy v-'ill always lie on hand during Uioir season.  J. L. PORTER, Prop.  Iffl) Jobophinc Si��� botw een Baker and_ycrnon._  ���   ��� Telephone 159.  The Latest Wall Papers  BORDERS AND MOULDINGS  Kootenay   Coffee   Co.  -     NELSON, B. 0.  Coffee roaster1? and dealers in Tea and Coffee.  OiFer fresh roasted coffoo of best quality as  f ollow8:  Java and Arabian Macha, per pound $  id  Java and Mocha Blond, 3 pounds  1 00  Fin0 Santos, i pounds -��������� 100  Santos Blend, 5 pounds  1 00  Our Special Blend, Q pounds...  100  Our Bio Koast, S pounda.  1 00  A trial order solicited.   Saleroom 2 doors eaffc  of Oddfellows bloek. West Baiter street  Wo aio now opening up the largest stock of  wall Tuper*!, bordei s.imi mouldings over received  in N'elson. Wo piii chased dnucl from the Mantua, lmportei,, and lia\o therefore (lie latest design-, .md closest piicc\>. Special quotations to the  trade.  ��J. Bradley & Oo.  l'AI.-srEKS AM) UIX0ISA1OHS  Corner Victoria and Josephine Streets, Nelson.  I      OOALI  GREAT SEDUCTION  $9.65!��'sl*st   S6.15  Hard Coal  Anthracite  DELIVERED  TEIXPJIONB  33  iready mortgaged for the indebted-   streets to  the Dunsmuirs, says that '* business  m&in��, j " is paralyzed iu the mining districts  of   sidewalks, passable J *��� of Kootenay and Fale ? " But the  every   one of the one j captain,, not being n politician, is  BLACKSMITHING  AND EXPERT  HORSESHOEING  Wagon ropairins: promptly attended to by a  idrat-ciaSB wheelwright.  Special attention given to all kinds of repairing and custom work from outside pointa.  Shop:  Hall St.. between Baker and Vernon  GENUINE  JUTE ORE SACKS  athbridge Gait Goal  The best value for tho money in tho maiket  for all purposes.  terms cash     XV. P. Tikrnkv, General Agent  Telephone 147.    Office with C. D. J. OhriBtie.  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  aw and Planin  Offioc and Mills corner Hall'and Front Streets, JS'oVon  eadparters ftp Portland Cement, Fire Bricks,  Fire Clay, American Cumberland Coa! [Blacksmiths]  E. P. BITHET & CO., Ui, Vietoria  Special quotations given for carload lots  A. B. OllA V, P O. box 521, Neison, B. C.  Kootenay Agent  J. T. FIFE  P. O. Box 660  & CO.  NELSON  St JOSEPH'S SCHOOL  NELSON. B. C.  A boarding and day school conducted by the  SisLei s of St. Josc])h of Peace. It is situated at  the coi ner of Mill and Josephine streets in oiie of  tho best lesidentwl poitions of Nelson, and 5s  easily accessible from nil p.u ts of the oil y.  The com so of study includes tho fundamental  and hiKhoi branches of Ihoiongh English education: Business comse���bookkeeping, stenog-  rajtliy and fjpemitwg. Science course���mu&io;  vocal and instrumental, drawing, etc. Plain art  and needlework, etc.  For terms and particulars apply to (he Bister ,  W. P. DIOKSON  E. H. B. AFPIiBWHAITZQ  J. McPHBE  L00tei|ay Electric Supply & Construction Co.  ELECTRIC SUPPLIES  Complete Electric Equipments for BHectric Power Tranemisslon ana Ushtins: for  Mines. Towns Blectrlo Fixtures. Lampa, Bellfl. Telephones. AnzSmciatora; Etc.  P. O. Box 606.         Josephine Street, Nelson, B*. O.  Fred J, Squire, Merchant Tailor  FULL UHU OF WINTCR AND SPRING SUITINGS  WKS��BJUfMK BraEBIS MJOSQN OPPeSIffK SILVER KING HOTffiT  H THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON 13. C, MONDAY, MARCH 2fi, 1900  BANK OF MONTREAL  CAPITAL, all paid up.  BEST   $12,000,000  .    6.000,000  Loid Slicilhcona and Mount Rojnl .   Prcoidcn  Hon. Geoigo A. Diuiuniond Vicc-Piesiden  1). fe. Clouston . . . Gcneial Manago  THE BANK OF  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  NELSON  NELSON 11 HANOI  Norlhwcst Corner Baker und Stanley Streets  Branches in Lovtiov (England) Nkw Yoitic,  Chicago, and all the pnncipul cities in Canada.  Iluy and  Tiansfeis.  Iii.ml   Coinnicici.il  sell Sidling  Exchange and Cable  and   Tiavelois'   Credits,  a\nil.ible in any p.ut of the woild.  Diafts Issued, Collections Made, Etc.  Saving's Bank Branch  cuitKi \r KAir. or lvrnmsT i'.mij.  MINING  ABOUND   SILVERTON.  At the Wakefield concentrator  thoy heave got through experimenting "with the ore, and the mill lias  settled down to a run. Concentrates are now rapidly accumulating at the mill and before long shipments will be commenced to the  smelter.  One of the cross-cuts being driven  , on the Torpedo claim to tap the  parallel ledge, at a distance of 95  feet reached the A'ein and is now  being driven into it. Although the  tunnel has a& yet only jutt broken  into the vein enough ore has already  beeu encountered to show that the  vein is a good ono.    This cross-cut  taps the vein at a deptli of 75 feet  The other cross-cut that is being  driven to tap this same vein has  not as yet reached the ledge, which  it will tap at a depth of over 130  feet.  A full force of miners arc again  at work on the Ilewett mine and  the ore sorters arc kept busy sorting and sacking up ore that runs  from 125 to 500 ounces in silver to  the ton. The main working tunnel  on this property is now iu over 400  feet and in the face of the tunnel is  three feet of good shipping ore  About two carloads of ore is now  sacked up at the mine, awaiting  transportation, aud the ore piles on  the dump aro rapidly increasing in  si/.e.  Assays made on the ore being  "taken out of the Old Maid tunnel  '���gives returns of GO ounces in silver  to the ton. The tunnel is now in  nearly 100 feet and all in ore. The  vein is over 12 feet wide aud the  Old Maid promises to be the big  stiiko of the season in. the silver,  bearing pot tion of our district.  Is now prepared to issue Drafts and  Letters of Credit on Skaguay, U. S.,  Atlin, B. 0., and Dawson City, N. W. T.  ment. The theory of the rumor is  that Rhodes's heart is in tho devcl-  opement of South Africa, and especially Rhodesia, which he sees to be  impossible if the Afrikander population is left under conditions jvhich  will make it sullen and disaffected.  But the obstacle to placing much  faith in tho idea is that, if Rhodes  were broad aud far-sighted enough  to appreciate this objection, ho  should have beeu so in time to  eschew .Jameson raids and prevent  his corporate agencies and organs  from vociferating tho present war  into activity.  On the other hand, one thing that  might induce Rhodes to adopt that  attitude would be the probility that  if he should succeed in preserving  the Boer autonomy he might expect  valuable concessions in the Transvaal territory. The probability,  however, is very slight that he Avill  s>ot himself agaiust the jingo spirit  which he has cultivated Avith such  assiduity.  THE   PROVINCIAL   PARTY.  Speed of Cable Messages.  "In operating long cables very delicate instruments are required, and  the currents ariiving at the receiving end are A'ery feeble in comparison Avith those  employed in "land-  line   signaling.      The    longer   the  cable, mituially, tho feebler the impulses arriving at the rccciviug end.  A short cable, a cable of under 1000  miles being generally considered a  ,' sliort cable, gives a speed of signal-  |iug amply sufficient for all purposes  I Avith a conductor weighing about  100 pounds to the mile, surrounded  j by an insulating envelope of guttapercha  weighing    about an  equal  amount. When Ave come to a cable of  Itiboufc twice this length it is found  uecessaiy, in order to get a practi-  jcally   unlimited speed���that is, a  ' speed as high as the most expert  operator can tend it���to employ a  core of 050j)ouiids_qf copper to the  iuile~insulated with  100 pounds of  gutta-percha to the   mile.   These  are tho proportions of copper and  gutta-percha in   the 1891   Anglo-  American Atlantic cable, AA'hich ,is  considered the record Atlantic cable  for speed of Avorking, and has been  worked, by automatic transmission^  ,at the rate of some forty-fne Avords  a minute.   The type of cable proposed  for the Vancouver-Fn lining  section of the British Pacific cable,  as designed by lord  Kelvin, is  to  have a core of 552 pounds"of copper  and 'SdS pounds of gutta-percha to  the mile, and is calculated to give a  speed of ^twelve-words per minute  over a length of 3560 miles.   Ib is  not considered safe to adopt a A'ery  much heavier one than this, for the  reason that the Avcight of the complete cable with a core that should  Avoigh more than about half a ton  to the nautical mile would be so  great that picking it up for repairs  from a depth of 3000 fathoms Avould  be an extremely difficult and hazardous operation.   A Rumor About Rhodes.  That is a novel rumor that comes  from CapetoAvu, by way of London,  that Cecil Rhodes, is on the blink of  declaring for a peaceful settlement  of the war by leaving to the Boer  republics their (lag and local govern ment, with guarantees for the  welfare of British interests* in those  countries and a recognition of Biitish supremacy. This is accompanied by teports of a hardly restrained  quarrel between Rhodes and the  military leaders; Avhile the tangible  support is a leportcd letter from  Ilawkesley, Rhodes's attorney,  Yaiicouver News Ach ertiser.  The  provincial  party Avill  have  candidates in the field in every constituency.    They Avill not require  that a  man shall be  able to pronounce the Conservative or Liberal  shibboleth before they accept him  as    tlieir   candidate.     They   Avill  gather support from both political  parties and as in the elections of  1S90, 1S91 and 1893, both tlieir candidates  and  their  supporters Avill  embrace   all    the    various classes  AA'hich make up the whole commun-  iey.    They haA'e also a great advantage OA'er anj' new political party  Avhich it may now be attempted to  model on federal party lines.    That  is that Avhether in opposition or in  poAver they have been found true  to their pledges'wliich they gave on  the hustings and   have not failed  Avhen the opportunity arrived to put  in   piactiec the   principles   which  they professed.   Although the government   Avhich   that"  party   supported has met  defeat, it was  not  caused by any departure from their  platform but by their adherence to.  it Avhen some of their number Avere  either   traitors    or" seekers   after  .their    own    personal    advantage  rather than  the interest of their  party.    In the ranks of the provincial party Avill bo found again, as in  tho past, - men attached in federal  affairs  to   both of   the   Dominion  parties and the representatives of  labor. " All these -will rally again  around the old standard, and those  avIio think that the mere raising of  ConscrA-atiA'e or   Liberal   banners  Aviil change their allegiance, must  have but a poor knowledge of the  bifcuation.  This factor has got to be eonsidr  ere'd. In the past it has been satisfactorily dealt AA'ith by the formation of a ticket in which the claims  of Conservatives, Liberals and Labor AA'ere all recognized. A majoi-  'ity of tho members of the present  house has decided that a similar arrangement shall" be carried out in  the ensuing elections, and the party  managers who do not realize this,  bub refuse to look beyond the corners of their respective associations, -will have a rude aAvakening  when the votes are counted.  TWO   LOST   MINES.  "About as complete a story of  the 'lost' mines of the Great West  as I have OA'er read I taw in the  Sunday Sun, the other day," said  John Hawkins, a raining man from  Spokane, Wash, who Avas at one of  the hotels here last Aveek. "The  article coA-ered all but two of the  legends of lost mines that I knoAV  of and thebc two are famous all  over the Northwest. Many a prospector has outfitted at Spokane for  a search for the Lost Basin and the  Blue Bucket mines, propositions  that have hitherto eluded all efforts  to find them. The Blue Bucket  mine lies somewhere in Oregon, ou  a line drawn from the big bend of  the Snake River, where it, sweeps  nortliAvard on its way to the Columbia, and extending to Yrekft,  Cal.  "It was sometime in 1850, I believe that a party of home seekers  struck off in the foothills of the  Rockies on the Oregon trail for the  northwest, intending to work doAvn  into northern California, They  Avere farmers, pure and simple, and  the news of the discovery of gold in  California had never reached them.  They had left the bend of the Snake  River some days- -unfortunately  the story is not definite as to the  number of days���behind them and  up- they camped one evening on the  holding tho wisdom, of such a settle- ] banks of a stream, where they rest  ed their oxen and horses for a  couple of days. While the men of  the party hunted the surrounding  country for fresh meat and the  woman spent the time in washing  clothes, the children wandered a-  bout in the vicinity of the camp  picking berries, carrying with them,  as the story has it, 'one of those  old-fashioned blue buckets.' Old-  timers say that the blue bucket  Avas an important part of the Argonaut's outfit in those days.  "One day at noon the children  hurried into camp, two   of them  struggling with the weight of their  bucket, the bottom covered with  a  number of pieces of yelloAv metal.  They said they had tried to dig out  of the ground some  deep   rooted  bush bearing a flower that pleased  them, intending to plant it in the  bucket and take it along and they  had found the pieces of metal in  the ground.   Everybody gathered  about the find,   and nobody could  make anything of it.    The metal  couldn't be brass, of course,  they  kneAv, but it might be some kind of  native copper, as it could be beaten  out flat Avith ease.   The pieces varied from the size of a pumpkin soed  to an egg.   "The Argonauts had no  use for a single pound of useless  weight and when the party started  off all the metal was thrown away  but a few pieces, which the children Avere allowed to keep for jack-  stones, and heavy jackstones they  were, too.    Of course  when  Yreka  was reached the playthings were  recognized  as   gold.   Then   there  was a stampede over the Oregon  lava beds for the Blue Bucket mine,  but snow had fallen east of the Cascade range and the track Avas  lost.  Two or three  of the  party spent  their   liAres   looking   for   the   lost  placer ground and died in poverty,  the others settled down to farming  and succeeded at it.    Every   few  years some prospector takes a notion to make his fortune by finding  the Blue Bucket mine, but no gold  has since ever been discovered in  that Avhole stretch of southern Oregon. "The Lost Basin is a legendary  quartz   proposition,   hidden   in   a  beautiful basin iu the Bitter Root  Mountains     southern    Idaho.    A  packer Avho was employed by one  of   the expeditions   that   made   a  preliminary survey of the  Union  Pacific Railway made the discovery  in the romantic Avay that is ch ar-  acteristic of the finding of all these  lost mines.    Several mules got a-  Avay one night in the wildest part  of that mountain range, and George  Harvey, that Avas the packer's name,,  Avas detailed to find  them, having  first been supplied Avith a horse to  carry his  bedding aud grub.    He  was instructed to hurry along as  soon as he had the mules, as the engineers in charge of the expedition  had decided that as the country  was impracticable  for a railroad,  they would lose no time in pushing  ^westward to the main camp  where  the various surveying parties Avere  to meet.  >  "Harvey started back on the trail'  early on the morning of the breaking up of the camp, and found the  mules in a little valley grazing. He  secured them Avithout trouble and  'decided to camp as night had fallen.  In the morning he looked around.  A peculiar rock formation, twen-  tyfeet wide, protruding from the  ground a foot, and extending 100  yards to the edge of a stream, arrested his attention. _Tl^_rock_was  soft and Harvey chopped up a yard  or more of the surface. A yellow  glint caught his eye and he picked  up a 'string' of pure gold a foot  long, aud weighing a half pound.  There Avas plenty more of the valuable metal in that spot, and after  chopping up the surface at various  places on the rock, Harvey satisfied  himself that he had discovered a  great free milling gold ledge, big  enough to make him a millionaire  several times over.  "Concealing several  gold about.his person  out of*the valley, after  out as winter set in.. At the settlement where the flourishing town of  Boise now is they took others into  their confidence, who Avere convinced of the truth of Harvey's  ,st'oryJby a sight of the gold Avhich  ,he still kept. Many an expedition  was organized, but sthe basin Avas  lost for good, apparently. Even today an occasional prospector makes  search for the Lost Basin."  A Vexed Question Nearing Settlement.  School matters in Manitoba are  .adjusting themselves.   A Winnipeg  despatch of March  19 th says:   "A  largely attended meeting of representative   members ( of St.  Mary's  church and the Church  of the  Immaculate Conception, AA'as held yesterday.    The object of the meeting  Avas to discuss the proposal to  request the Winnipeg public school  board to take over the management  of the Separate schools, uoav maintained by Catholics by private subscription.   A   resolution   AA'as   unanimously   adopted    favoring   the  idea.       The   motion   contained   a  clause requesting tire school  board  ,"lto take over the five schools now  maintained by the congregations of  ,St, Mary's and Immaculate Conception, at Avhich over 700 children attend ; that the public school board  rent the present buildings and maintain and keep them in repairs; that  the schools be inspected by the public school inspector,' and  that  the  present  teachers be  retained, subject to the same  rules and  regulations  as   are  the  teachers  in  the  other schools."  The Catholic school  .board Avas appointed a deputation to  wait upon the school board and present the above proposal for its consideration at the next meeting.   In  the face of this, who  can say  that  sir Wilfrid Laurier and his goA'ernment haA'e not  done the  country a  lasting good when they settled this  once vexed question soamicably.  AMERICAN  AND  EUROPEAN  PLANS  MEALS  25  CENTS  West Kootenay Butcher Co.  ALL KINDS OF  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  Baker Street, Nelson ��   (J.   TRAVES,   Manager  ORDERS BY MAIL RECEIVE CAREFUL AND PROMPT ATTENTION.  Wholesale  Houses  NELSON  B.C.  ROOMS LIGHTED BY ELECTRICITY  AND HEATED BY STEAM  25 CENTS TO ?1  A.  321 to 331 Baker Street, Nelson.  QUEEN'S HOTEL  BAKER STREET. NELSON.  Lighted by Electricity and Heated With Hot Air.  J.  Largo comfortable bedrooms and  flrst-clasa  dining-room. Sample rooms tor commercial men.  RATES $2 PER DAY  A FULL LINE OF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  local and coast.  Flooring  local and roast.  1  Newel Posts  Stair Rail  Mouldings  Shingles  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  ���* of all kinds, ,  IP WKAT YOU "WANT IS 3TOT IN =TOCK  WE WILT. ^IAKK IT FOK YOU  CALL ANT) GET PRICES.  IV|rs. E. G. Clarke, Prop.  lvti: of Tni: royal hotel, caloary  Waverly Hotel  This popul.ir hotel which is now being  cnUigcd and icnovatcd, will be reopened  on Maich 1st, when it will h.ive 40 large,  nicely furnished and well lighted rooms,  heated with hot air. Special attention  ���will bo gnen lo the dining room.  RATES REASONABLE.  GROCERIES.  MACDONALD & CO.-Corner Vernon and  Josephine streets, wholesale grocers and  jobbors inblankets, gloves, mitts, boots, rubbers,  mackinaws and miners' sundries.   XrOOTENAY SUPPLY COMPANY, LIMI-  xa- TED���Vernon street, Nelson, wholesale  grocers.   rOHN CHOLDITCH & CO.-Front street, Nel-  tJ    son, wholesale grocers. ,   PROVISIONS, PRODUCE AND FRUITS.  PARSONS PRODUCE COMPANY-Vernon  ���*��� street, Nelson, wholesale dealers in provisions, produce, and fruits. Agents for Swift &  Co. bacon and hams.   Y. GRIFFIN &  CO.-Corner Vernon and  Josephine streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers  in provisions, cured meats, butter and ei.gs.  FR. STEWART & CO.���Warehouses on C. P.  ��� R. track, foot of Stanley street. Nelson,  wholesale dealers in provisions, produce (and  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 wholesalo dealers  in sash and doors; all kinds 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.  City of fieison  Local  Board of fjealth.  GENERAL VACCINATION NOTICE.  Notice is hoicby given that all persons resident within the City of Nelson who ha\e not  been vaccinated within sc\cn jcars are lccjuircd  within seven dajs from Ihc publication of this  notice to be vaccinated.  Pel sons requiring to be vaccinated free of  charge may attend at anj time during the next  se\on dajs between the hours of 3 and 3 o'clock  p. m., at my oflicc on Josephine street for.Iho  purpose of vaccination.  Upon tho eighth day following the day on  which any person has been \accinated, lie or sho  shall attend the medical practitioner by whom  the operation was performed in oidor tli.it the  medical practitioner may ascertain by inspection  the result of the operation.  Any person failing to comply  with  the requirements of this notice will be liable to the  penalties prescribed by the Public Health Act.  D. LaHAU, M.D.,  Medical Hoallh Olllcer.  Nelson, B. C��� March 20th, 1'JOO.  City of Nelson Local   Board of. Health  PROCLAMATION.  KOOTENAY   CIGAR  CO.-Corner Baker  MANUFACTURING  and Hall stTeetB, Nelson, manufacturers of "Royal Seal" and "Koote  nay Belle" brands of cigars.   HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.  H BYERS & CO.-Corncr Baker and Josephine  ���   streets, Nelson, wholesalo dealers in hardware and  mining  Powder Co.  supplies.    Agentsfor Giant  LAWRENCE  Baker St.,  C. A. PROSSER, MANAGER  IVJadden House  Baker and Ward  Streets, Nelson  The only hotel in Nelson that has remained  under one management since 1890.  The bed-rooms are well furnished and lighted  by electricity. --..   -r  The bar is always stockod by the be8t dom s-  tic and imported liquors and cigars.  THOMAS MADDEN. Proprietor. v  A Big* Schooner  OF BEER OR  HALF-AND-HALF  J. A. Say ward  HALL AND LAKE 9TKEI.TS, NELSON  Porto Rico Lumber Go.  (LIMITED)  ALWAYS  FRESH  10c  ALWAYS  COOL  The best glass of beer to be had in Nelson is at  TIIE CLUB HOTEL  Corner Silica and  Stanley Streets.  E. J, CURRAN, Prop.  B. C. HOTEL   ebie,  B. C.  Successors to  A. DEWAR & GO.  pounda of  lie moved  im pressing  the narrow entrance upon his mind,  lie soon found the surveying party  had hurried along so fast that they  had left no marks, blazes on trees  or otherwise, to indicate the way  they had taken, and as he had to  depend on the intelligence of hi&  horse and the mules to find the  way he disregarded all the landmarks. He finally arrived at the  main camp, saying nothing about  the discovery, and working at his  job uutil the next summer.  "Finally he made a confident of  'Old Jim' Henderson, whose eyes  bulged when he saw the evidence  in pure gold of Harvey's discovery.  Both men put their savings together���they were afraid to try to  dispose of Harvey's gold, as then  the secret would have been theirs  no longer���purchased an outfit and  started for the ba&in or valley. Of  course they never found it. Rocks  and peaks and streams were no  landmarks to Harvey," for lie had  neglected to notice them on his  former hurried trip to the main  camp. The two wandered through  the mountains aM summer and came  Rough and  Dressed   Lum ber   .    Shingles  Mouldings  A-1 White Pine Luirjber Alwa>s in  We carry a complete stock of  Coast Flooring, Ceiling, Inside Finish, Turned Work, Sa^h and JJoors,  Special order work will receive  prompt attention.  !G0  HARDWARE   ICOMPANY-  Nolson,  wholesale   dealers in  hardware and mining supplies, and water and  plumbers' BuppheB. -   VANCOUVER HARDWARE COMPANY,  LIMITED���Baker street. Nelson, wholesale  dealers in hardware and mining supplies, plumbers and tinsmiths' supplies. ���  COAL.  OROWS  NEST PASS COAL COMPANY.-  Wholcsale dcalors in coal and coke. Charles  St Barbe. Agent. Baker streot. Nelson.   ASSAYERS'   SUPPLIES.  WF. TEETZEL & CO.���Cornor Baker "and  �� Josephino streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers in assayers supplies. Agents Ifor Denver  Fire Clay Co. of Denver. Colorado.   LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  rpURNER, WEETON & CO.-Corner Vernon  ���*��� and Josephine streets. Nelson, wholesale  dealers in liquors, cigars and dry goods. Agents  for Pabst Brewing X'o, of Milwaukee and Oal-  gary Brewing Co. of Calgary.   COMMISSION MERCHANTS.  HJ. EVANS & CO.-Baker street, 'Nelson.  ���   wholesale    dealers   in   liquors,    cigars,  cement, fire brick and Are clay, water pipe and i  steel rails, and general commission merchants.  PAINTS   AND   OILS.  NELSON HARDWARE COMPANY-Baker  Stroot���Wholesale dealers in paints, oils,  and   brashes       . Kootenay.  Notice is hereby given that the public ih informed that i u!e No. 53 of the rcgulnl ions of the  regulations of the Prowncial Boaid of Health,  appro\cd by order of tlio ]ieutcnant-go\ernoi-in-  council, is in foite in the city of Nelson, by  w hich v\ crj person of an ago to make him or  her legally lesponsiblc, who lias not been successful!) \ accinatcd within peven years, or who  does nor hold a ccrliiicatc of his or her insusceptibility at the present linio to turcination, is  required to procure the vaccination of himself or  hoi self within se\on darb after public notification by the medical health oflieer diieetintr gen-  eial \iiccination. ���_  D. LaBAU, M.D.,  Medical Hcnltn Oflieer.  Nelson, B C. Maich 20th, 11)00.  Agency, Department Marine and Fisheries.  Maich 20lh,~l!J0O.  Board of steamboat inspection will sit at tho  oflicn of htc.inibo.it inspection. Custom House,  VANCOUVER, on the 2nd of April, li��0, for the  examination of applicants for the position of inspector of boilcisund machmeiy.  JAMES UAUDIN.  Agent Department Marine and Fisheries.  FOB   SALE.  Large two and a half stoiy frame house, containing double drawing room, i bcdiooms and  dressing loom with clothes clooCtfl, dining ioom,  huge kitchen, hot and cold water, bath ioom  with bath complete, toilet; lighted with electnci  tj ; within ihc minutes walk of the business poi-  tionofthc city, beautiful situation overlooking  the lake. Two lots, each 25.\120 feet, fenced, and  with lawn in front. A veiy dcsiiablc residence,  newly furnished and carpeted throughout with  best furniture and cupels. Furniture and  kitchen utensils will be sold either with the  house or sopaiatoly.  Kor lermfe and pai ticulaisnpply to W. A. Calli-  her, at the ollice of Galliher & Wilson, ourllc-  Arthur'b funntuie stole, Baker btieel, Nclioii,  11.0. **  of all kinds.    Largest stock in  FRESH AND SALT MEATS,  P.  First-class in every respect. Choicest wines,  liquors and cigars. Every comfort for transient  and resident guests. '  HEADQUARTERS FOR UNION MEN.  JOSEPH OAMPBELL. Proprietor.  Contractors and Builders  WILL DO WELL TO  tefflfettal  Vernon  Street, Nelson.  AT  G. 0. Buchaqan's  A large stock of flrst-claag dry material on  hand, also a full lino of saeh; doors, mouldings,  turned work, otc. '  Factory Work a Specialty  Yard)   FooS of Hendryx street, Nelson  Telephone. 91    ���q\\__   Rae,   kgeilt  W. Starmer Snjith & Co.  PAPER HANGER, GLAZIER,  PAINTER, ETC.  CHIMNEY SWEEPING  Office Ward Street Opposite Opera Honso  Fop Sale CheaD  RAILROAD OUTFIT      *  Such as Wheel Scraporx, Picks, Shovels, Hammers, Steel. Wagons, Ijfiige Range, Tentw, etc.  Call at Old Curiosity Shop, Josephine street.  SMOKE  ROYAL SEAL  AND  KOOTENAY BELLE  CIGARS  Kootenay Cigar Mfg. Go.  ntclso.y, wtmaii COLVMI1U  R. EEISTERER & CO'  imKWKIiS AND ROT1I.KKS OV  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  Prompt and regular  dcli\cry lo the trade  Brewery ai Nelson  Nelson   Wine   Oo.  CHOICE WINES ANP LIQUORS  .Special attention glwn lo family trade  ^��S&.     FRANK A. TAMBLYM  NclWIl, il. O. MANMOKB  BURNS &   CO.���Baker   street,   Nelson,  wholesale dealers in fresh and cured meats.  Cold storage.   TENTS   AND   AWNINGS/ ~  NELSON TENT AND AWNING FACTORY���  Hakerstrect, Nelson, Mamifacturcit-of all  kinds of touts, awnlnc-., and canvas goods.  P. O. Box 'id.   Thco. aiaahon. proprietor.   WINES AND CIGARS.  CALIFORNIA WINE COMPANY, LIMITED���Corner Front and Hall streets, Nolson, wholesale dealers In wines (case and bulk)  and domestic andimported cigars.         >  " DERATED AND MINEKAZ, WATERS. "  THOKPE Sc, CO., LIMITED.-Corncr Vornon  Rnd Cedar streets, Nclfeon, manufacturers  of and wholeiialodealeis In terated waters and  fruit syrups. Sole agentsfor Halcjon SpniiRs  niincial water.   Telephone (X).   FLOUR AND FEED.  BRACKMAN & KER MILLING COMPANY,  LTD.���Front streot. Nelson, wholesale dealers! in flour, oatmeal, etc., and hay and grain.  Mills at Edmonton, Victoria, and New Westminster.  ARCHITECTS.  EWART & CARRIE���Arohttects.   Room* 1  and S Ahordflftn Mock. PaltoPRtrnnti. Nelann.  ENGINEEEEL  CHARLES PAIIKER-Mililnjraml millingen-  fliru'er.   We-t llaker '.tieet. Nelson.  TRADES   UNIONS^  ���KTELSON MINERS' UNION NO. fti, XV. V. of  *~ il.���Meets in mineis' union loomw, northeast corner Victoiia and Kootenay Hlrvctri, every  Saturday evening at 8 o'clock. Visiting members welcome.  3\mi:s Wn kks. Sec'y.   Chah. A. McK*r. Prea.  TT1V, regular mectinc>* of thoCarpenterh' Union  aio held on Wednesday c\ctiii\g of each  week, at 7 o'clock, m tho Miner*' Union hall corner Viatotia ant' Kootenay street1..  R. HOHLVSO.V  Prs.ident.   JAMES COLLI.\'Q. Secretary.  RADKS AND LA BOK COUNCIL - The rruu  l.ir wuetitiK'i of the Nelson Tiadci and Labor  CoiiikiI will beheld in the minors' union hall,  corner of Victoria and Kootenay stieew, on lhe  iiisl. and Usiid Thursday of each month, at  7.,'SOp. m.  O. J. TiioiiiT. Pre*        J. II. Matheson'. Sec'y.  FJRATERNAL   SOCIETIES.  NELSON LODGE. NO. 23, A. 2\ & A. M.  1 Meets second Wednesday in each month.  Sojourning brethren invited.  NOTICE.  Notice is hei cby gi\ cn that I intend to apply at  tlioincwtmoctitiK of the Board Of License com-  iisissioiieis for (he Citj of Nelson, held afier the  (filiation of Unity dais fi om the date heieof,  fora transfer of the niloon license now held by  inc. dutrd the I.ith day of January, I!W0. foi thu  Glue Potsnloon, situate on the west half of lot 4  block 2, Nelson, 11. C, to John Luidblad of Nelson, 11.0.  Dated this 3ul day of March, 1900.  Witness;   H. H. WAHID. W. A. WARD.  ��� - t NOTICE.  The Rritklajcis'niid Masons' Union. No 2, of  Nelson, rc-pectfully wish to notifj conti.iclora.  ami all whom it may concern, that fiom April  list, I'XX), they lime concluded to adopt the eieht-  hour dov, at IJJJ cisnl>s per how, being a reduction  fi om the old rale of UH cones pci hour, Their ob  ject is to gnu cont>ac*loib suflicicnt time before  {���ending in then tendcis foi wotk, belie\��ng it  will benefit all concerned,  J. W. ETCHER, Pi evident.  JOSEPH CLARK, Secretary.  Nelson. March Uth. 1����,    ,  NOTICE.  The Painters' Union of Nelson have decided  that on a>��l aflcr Apiil 1st, inoo, that then work  d.ij shall be nine hotirs and their w.i!,-o ��3 50 per  day.  The object of the Union in making their dctci-  imnalio'i publicis to givo oontr tctoia notice.f-o  as to enable them to tender on work ou the new  ba^is of liour��iUid wages,  T. O  SlvATPO. Piosideut,  ��� ���     KODERT KlUuE, SccieLiry.  Nel ton. B. C, Mai ch 20th, 1300.  T  , No,  KNIGHTS OK PYTHIAS- Nolson Lodj  25, Knig)  Hall, corner llaker and Kootenaj  Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock,  cordially invited to attend.  R. 6. JOY. K. of R. & S.  LEONARD SCOTT, C. C.  jdgo, No,  25, Knights Of Pythias, meots in I. O. O. V.  nay streets, every  YiBiting Knighte  NELSON h. O. L., No   Hall, corner Baker and Kootonay htrcots.  1KJ2, meets in I. O. O. F.  htrcots,  Visiting  1st and 3rd  Friday of each month,  brethoni cordially invited.  _I{-Ji2.'.!'vfi.2>% W-M. W. Cit,��vifoftn.Jleo;-Soo.  NELSON .���ERIE, Number 22, Fraternal Order  of Eagle, meets every second and fourth  Wednesday hioach month  in Fraternity Hall.  Visiting brethren welcome.  XV, Gosn-eu,, President.  CiiAitr.KS PitOBHKK. Secretary  MONEY TO LOAN  NOTICE.  Contractors and builders arc hcreb\ not Hied  that on and after Apiil 1st, the following *c.ilo of  wages will lie demanded- Moitur misers and  hod earners, $.{.;/) for eight hour*, olhei building  laborers, ?8 foi eight hours, excavators 30 cuiN  an hour. This notice is given sothat IhU'-e whom  amaj concent can consulci itin tcndciing foi  contracts.  P. C. SHACKLETON, Recording Secrclaij,  Nelson Laborers'Prole< Inr Union 8121.  SAWMILL   FOR   SALE  Tho saw mill and plant lately owned b) Joseph  1. Roberts,nt Rjkeils L.iidnig.and consisting  of n :��lioi>.r> powci boiler, engine, Oiillith &  Wedge top-ng sawmill, edger, plunci, belling,  etc., etc, will bo sold wheio thei now sUnd.  Apply to  TAYLOR & IIANNIN'GTON, Solicitor*.  Notice of Application for License.  I, Adolphc Lnnointe. of the Cit) of Nelson, in  tho province of Diltmh Columbia, hotel Keeper,  hereby gne notice that I intend to apply to tho  Uoard of License Coiiimissioncisfdi the Citv of  Nelson, at their Jlrst meeting to be held after "the  expiration of Uurt} days fi oui this dale for ��  license to sell w,nes, spints beer and other fermented and intoxicating liquors In tct.ui. in mj  hotel, known as the "MouUe.il Uutel,"s!tUTitooii  lots ���lumbered 23 and 24, in block mimberod ��7. in  the said City of NcKon. A. LAPOINTE.  Nelson, H. C, February 8th. 1��j0.  Notice of Application for License.   >  I hewhy give notice that I intend to.ipplyto  tho Board of Licensing Conum-numeis of the  < il> of Nelson at Us next meeting for an hotel  license for the premises sjiualti upon lot, 24. block  GS (northeast comer of Vernon nnd Hal! streets)  iiUhfloicyof Nrlson. R E. LEMON.  TN THE MATTER OV AN APPLICATION  -��- FOR A DUPLICATE OF A CI.'ltTlFICATE  OF TITLE to kits <>lc\en nil and twelve (12;,  block twent)-seven (27). Oitj of Nelson, U. C.  Notice ic hereby gnen that it is m> intention  ut the e\piiaiiun of one month fi om the  publication heieof, to issue a duplicate uf tlio  f'eititicatcof Title to the abo\e lands, issued to  Otoigc A, H. Hall, on the 20th daj 01 December,  ISite, and nuiiibcicd lo.it K,  ^ Y. WOOTON.  RcgiMrai Ooneral.  Land Rogtstij Oflicc, Victoria. U. C��� loth Feb-  ruarj, 1000.  ON  AT 7 PER CENT  BUSINESS PROPERTY  Ajiplj  (J. L, LENNOX, Solicitor, Nelson Ii. C  Fruit and Ornamental Trees  Rhododendrons, I'll c��. Fancy Evergreen 1  Magnolas, Bulbs, ncv\ crop tested scuds, for spring  planting. Ltugast and most complete stock m  W esturn ( lunula. Call and make j our selections  or send for catalogue Addicss at tho nursery  grounds and greenhouse.  M. J. HENRY.  3006 Westminster Road. Vancouver. B. C. THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON, B. C, MONDAY MARCH 26  1900  Ik'"'  ��� a.    ji  ] u<  I'M  I  If  Ifi  li  Ir:  Kit  i��f  It  m  it*.  JUST RECEIVED  A DIRECT IMPORTATION OF  Brushes  BATH   TOOTH    NAIL   HAIR  Baker Street, Nelson  W. F. Teetzel & Co.  Clothing    Clothing  CITY LOCAL NEWS  Now i.s tho time to get a bargain in Clothing as we are  giving a liberal discount on  these goods for the next few  days in order to make room  for spring goods which are arriving daily  The Nelson Clothiog louse  217 210 Baker Street  to  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  Hi  Hi  iti  Hi  Hi  iti  Hi  Hi  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  _     0J 0.0.0'0.0.0.0.0.0.0. Aifti^iS AiS'-5SVftiSlS^ . i  ffS ����� '��?-���:'^���^������ST'*?'^'-'^-'^'' '0-0-0-0'0-0-0'0-0-07JS._^  ESTABLISHED  Iff   NELSON  IN   1890  A  ^  I am here my friends to let you know I am all right.  Kimberly and Ladysmith have been relieved and I am still  in Nelson with a year of prosperity ahead of me. Everything is pointing this way, and I am here with my up-to-  date line of goods ready to compete with eastern prices. I  am recieving goods every day direct from the factories,  which are for sale, and I" am prepared to guarantee the  quality. Come and examine our stock; no trouble to show  goods. I have 1000 kinds to suit you all. Jewelry of all  kinds, also precious stones, sterling silver iu all the latest  designs and patterns. Bradley 6c 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, B. C. ,   ,  '���?M'^'5y'5yiaV'^'iiB',-S'-S.'S.,-iift'3fc       ' 0'.0'.0-0.*_���_[���_[���'^'gl'lS'^-^'  ���^~0^>0"0-i&'0-0-0'00'-0':0 '?���'&���'?���' C.-Jff��>5l'�����*���*����� ���'**''��������������"  \W  xti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  Hi  iti  Hi  iti  iti  fi  |        Great Clearing Sale f  S        of Dry Goods I  ��� $12,000   Stock of New, Goods f  f Offered at Cost fi  < We'have decided'Xo sell out our dry goods and  continue exclusively inT 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 pub-  -lie at such _a-low-rate,-and -all���wan ting-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;  that   were   40c, now 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       75c,   J       do 45c  DRESS GINGHAMS,  regular 20c goods, now selling at 123c  COLORED DRESS  GINGHAMS,  regular-15c goods, now selling at 10c  DIMITIES, regular 15c goods, offered at 10c  PIQUES,       do     20c     do do       12A  FLANNELLETTE now selling at 5c, formerly 8c  DRESS  GOODS  do  do  do  do  do  do  do  COLORED  COLORED  COLORED  Divers Moore and Macdonald were  hard at work yesterday on the  barge sunk at the C. P. R. dock.  Mooro spent several hours under  water arranging the chain gear  about the hull in order that it  might be hoisted. He states that  the task was surrounded by great  difficulties, the dull day destroying  the little light ordinarily exists  at such depths, and the sludge on  the bottom impending his movements. One of the steamers will be  attached to 'the chain today and  the. raising operations commenced.  Joseph Asseliu, the miner from:  the Ymir, who was brought to the  hospital last week, is getting along  satisfactorily. He was badly cut  and bruised in a cave-in after a  blast, but will shortly be able to  leave the institution. Asselin  comes from Joliette, Quebec.  The C. P. Si. work train with  forty men aboard went out to the  new rock cut about a mile and a  half west of the city and relaid the  track through the new rock cutting  there. The cutting is about 500  feet in length and does away with  three trestles one of these being  No. 03 where a mixed train was  wrecked recently. Roadmaster R.  T. Stokes was in charge of yesterday's operations.  It is stated that the books for the  Nelson land registry office are fully  a year behind and that nothing is  being (done at the present time to  write up these entries. If this is  correct the local office is apparently  doomed to stand unoccupied for  many mouths.  Eleven applicationsfornaturaliza-  tion have been filed with the clocal  registrar of the supreme court.  They are as follows : John A. Cook,  Andrew P. Anderson, Joseph Gil-  regh, John A. ^Liimroth, Edward  A. Sterling, Austin Ware, Clemens"  Stetiey, Otto Augustine, Anton  Schumacher and Desire Duval.  These will be brought up at the  next sitting of'the court.,    ,  'Dr. Ewing, physician in chai'gc of  the Balfour extension, has seven  patients undergoing treatment in  the hospital. Six of these are suffering from axe wounds and are  not seriously ill. The seventh is a  case of pneumonia which is progressing favorably. J. Laidly, the  workman who lost a portion of his'  right foot by amputation following  an axe w;ound, is convalescing, more  rapidly than was anticipated, and  will shortly be out of the Crickmay  hospital.  Archie Smith, representative of  of Porter Brothers, bridge eon-  tractors, was in the city yesteiday.  mJDSON'S BAY  " C0MI  He lias a gang of 30 men with a pile  driver at Proctor, and -will commence work ou the C. P. R. slip at  once. In fact work has already  started inasmuch as the preliminary  operations are under way. A big  boom of pilesP was towed into  Procter on Saturday.  The Nelson Transfer Company  changed hands Saturday. John T.  AVilson and Kenneth Forbes have  acquired the interests of A. C. Fleck  and George McDorman, and will  conduct the business in future.  Hedley Sinclair, the engineer of  the Ymir who was dangerously injured, is progressing towards recovery as rapidly as can be expected. His most painful wound is  a deep burn almost two feet square  on the right side and chest.  Claytou, the smallpox patient,  will not be released from quarantine  this week. His malady has almost  disappeared, but the regulations  provide that a convalescent must  be detained for a clear seven days  after every trace of the disease has  vanished.  John D. Sullivan of Trail, C. P. R.  engineer for the Kootenays, is at  the Phair. He will go over the  line of the Balfour extension today.  Mr. Sullivan states that work has  been commenced on the extension  from Greenwood to the Mother  Lode mine, and that operations  will shortly be got under way on  the line from Eholt to Phoenix.  Owing to a typographical error it  was stated in the last issue of this  paper that the Kuskonook Fire Relief collection at the concert of the  Nelson minstrels amounted to  $53.45. The amount realized was  $32 45.   HOTEL   ARRIVALS.  At tiik PiiaYr.���R. C. Clute, Toronto; C. A. Teasdale, Spokane; John  D. Sullivan, Trail; F. M. Ratton-  burg, Victoria.  At the HuJiB.-���W. L. Bowes, St.  Paul; W. T. Healy, Fernie; S. D.  Hopper, Spokane; T. Britton, Ymii;  Stanley Moyelle, Cascade; II. G.  McCuIloch, Spokane; W. E. Voegle,  Berlin.  At thk Queen's.���H. Stewart,  London, Ont.; F. AV, Hughes, Cranbrook; F. Burton, Cranbrook; A. P.  Raymond, Ymir.  At thr Grand Central.���Mr.  and Mrs. Graham, Seattle; Joseph  Graham,  Seattle;   A.  F. Miehener  Stoves   Stoves  We have the finest line of COAL HEATERS ever displayed in the district. We are sole agents for the famous COLE'S HOT BLAST HEATER  Our claims for this heater is that it is adapted to any kind of coal.  CROW'S NEST, LETHBRIDGE, or ANTHRACITE, burning all kinds  equally well. Not requiring the attention of an ordinary coal heater.  Economical, durable and simple in construction. See our Steel Ranges  for hard and soft coal or wood.  H. BYERS & CO.  NELSON  KASLO  SANDON  Grimsby, Ont.; A. J. Plair, Grimsby,  Out.; C. Moggs and family, Cranbrook; D. R. Robbins, Spokane; J.  Moore, Spokane; C. Moore, Spokane.  At the Tremont.���Thomas Swan,  Kingston, Ontario; A. Closson and  AV. Campbell, Stratford, Ontario;  W. N. Pointars, Grand Forks; H.  Burgess, Grand Forks; Cliff AV.  Sthratherdale, Coldwater, Ontario;  Arnot Leislnnan and Bryson Leish-  mau, Angus, Ontario; John Hunt,  Wellington Beaton, City; Ed AVhit-  ney, Jack Russell, San Francisco.  BUSINESS   MENTION.  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  Garden  Seeds  Canada Drug & Book Co.  We are ready for your gardening. Fresh seeds in bulk, both  Vegetable and Flower Seeds, also  Lawn Grass and White Clover,  Hack   calls   left at  the Bodega  Saloon.   Telephone 171.  For   sale���Upholstered   polished  oak folding barber chair, and complete outfit;,  nearly new. Just the tiling for cam]) or small  town.   ��-'o.   Addiess,Ilitcheoek, Robson, II. C.  Man going to Cape Nome has consigned .ill hi-, household Carnitine to Nickeison,  Ilakei stieol, opposite Queen's hotel. Call and  have a look, lllankcts, sheets, table cloth'!, pillow s, and everything jou want. Goods, must be  sold at once.  AVitli our groceries in your cup-  boaid every meal will be a joy. Kirkpatrick &  Wilson, thu lcidiii;^ K>oceis.  For Rent���About 50 acres of cultivable land ; o acics cle.u ed. Situate on Colum-  bi.i& Kootenay railway, 17 miles west of Xelson.  K.isy term-.   Apply to J. P. jManhart, Nelson.  AVanted���Skirt and waist makers, Kiuiuiie at Mrs. llalton's diessmaking parlors. Madden block.  Piano i'or sale; practically new;  Add! ess ��o\ 2,11. Nelson.  Sewing girls wanted, at the Hudson's Hay stoics, Nelson.  Wanted���Portable engine and  boiler, sawmill, planer, crigcr and lath-null.  Capacity not less than ten thousand a day. Sawmill, Tribune Ofllce.  Niekerson���AVatchmaker,   Baker  street, opposite Queen's hotel. Twenly-fl ve years,  experience.  When  your   watch   don't   keep  time, see Niekeison, Baker street. Satisfactory  w ork or no charges.  To Let���Six-roomed  house with  bu th. Apply nt second hand store opposite post-  office.  Ward Bros.  REAL ESTATE AND  INSURANCE AGENTS  iti  xti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  ���^���>^^-j>->a^.a'^'^'�� ,  -l^-0^0:0:lS-0-9^-0-0^^.^t  Art  185   BAKER   STREET  Newly Laid  Town Eggs  Strictly Fresh  xti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  Hi  Hi  iti  40c per doz. at  KIRKPATRICK & WILSON'S  The Leading1  Grocers....  xti  Hi  iti  Hi  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  xti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  , '���~-*-0'-*r*,0'-0-TiB:*>-0-0-7B       sr.s^tf^^af'.sr.sr'.fpss-.^st  Agents for J. & J. TAYLOR SAFES  Prices same as Eastern Catalogues  Canada Drug & Book Go.  NELSON  Brown & Co.  209 BAKER STREET  REMOVAL SALE  KM JOT BLOCK.  IJ.UCKK STKKKT  ow IS  the  to replace that  Shabby Awning  Place your order with  THEO.   MADSON  Tents,  Awnings,  and  ail kinds of Canvas  Manufactured to Order  INCORPORATED 1670.  After looking all over town, and  getting prices on Carpets and Linoleums, come to us. We can suit  you.  We have moved into the Hall block, audS\nl  bo pleased to meet, all our customers and friends.  We cordially invite you to gii o us a. call. You  will And our goods marked at quick splliftgprices.  This stock includes Ready-to-wear Clothing,  Furnishings, If.iU and Caps, Boots and Shoes.  Bogustown)   Fairview   Addition.  A. R. SHERWOOD  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, Ltd.  K.VXCY AND STAPLK GHOCKRIKS  BAKER STREET. NELSON  REAL ESTATE  INSURANCE AND  GENERAL AGENT  209 Baker Street,  Hall block  BROWN & 00.  obfe  FASHMABLE  American Axminsfer.s, $25 to $30.  EnglisS} Axminsters and Wiltons, all  sizes  English Brussels and Velvets, $9 fo  $30  Goods  BAKER STREET, WELSON.'  Smyrna, $1.25 to $4  Axiqmster, $1.25 to $5  Wilton, $6 to $10  In all sizes.  Ul cupels nt.ulo and luiil in ,i Woikiii.tiilil.e  ni.mimi', Pico of charge.  (Hudson's Say Stores  Workmanship and .  qualify of goods ttye  best obtainable.  First door west      *       g%    ��� ft ��� ���  of Bank of British K^MPF   StfPfif  Columbia building.       uflRC���    wl1 ccl  Charles D. J, Christie  GENERAL BROKER  1 doors west ot Dominion Express ofilce.  P..O. Box oil.   Phones: Offlct 117, House 102  FOR SALE  ���i-room house and Slots $1300  1 lot on Carbonate street     40(1  2 lots Ub��ei vntory streot     ..,    .    KM)  21ots>and 1-roomlious.o  1100  7-HOOJI IIOUSK FOIt RENT-  Loans and insurance promptly attended to.  J. E. ANNABL  Jw  w  a.(=5'.(cs,<=��.��  _e?._^.  1^  i'c=>'cz>-c3-e=>-t  %n  We have sold 75 per cent of all the  M Portland Cement  Opposite Sih er King Hotel, Baker street, Nelson  OUT PRICES IS  ORDER OF THE DAY  THE  GENERAL  BROKER  Three dwelling house-) for sale on easy teinis.  Ono lot on Stanley htiect, opposite Royal  hotel, for .sale al a bargain.  One sc\ en-roomed house and one three-room  house for rent,    See ANNASLS  Hi  m  Fire Brick and  Clay  -Used in-Kootenay. w\  We also handle  Steel Mining Rails,  Blacksmith's Goal, Sewer Pipe, Etc.  M. J,  CO.  NELSON-, B, O.  w  m  m*  &m  Is^S?"  Tropical and California Fruits  "BANANAS     ORANGES     LEMONS     APPLES  Eeceived Daily from Spokane.  P. O. ROX 17(i.  HOUSTON HLOGK.  Illuc Ribbon Tea Always on Hand,  Fresh Kgt,"' Refuivod Daily  John f\< Srviqg &. Co.  And I want io be In It. I have just received  Fall samples of Suitings and OvercoatihKS, representing a $50,000 stock to choose from mode to  your order at prices nevor before hoard of in Nelson.  All Iho latest fads in Fancy Vestings for  Fall and winter.  Ladies' tailorii  Lowest prices,  Ladies' tailoring In all its branches a specialty.  ' Rooms 1 and 11, Hillyer block.  STEVENS, The Tailor  TELEPHONE 13  Fine Tailoring  CLEANING  AND  REPAIRING  YOUR OAVN GOODS MADE UP  OLD CLOTHES MADE GOOD AS NEW  ARTHUR GEE  Opposite CJkrfce Btitx&, MKSCHAHT TAEflR  A. R. BARROW, A.M.I.C.E.  PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  P. O. Box 559.  ay  TKLKPHONR NO. 85  TENDERS    WANTED  FOR  REAL  ESTATE.  Tenders will be received by the undor^igncd  until 12 o'olock noon on Monday, April 2nd, liXIO  for the following described leal e.stulo in Nelson.  Lots 7 and 8 nnd 1.01s I.kukI 1!) in Ulock 10, together -v.hu ihe liiipioveiuents thereon, consisting of the Silver King hotel and ,i one-story residence,  Terms citeh.   Tho highest or any lender ��ot f  iieccfisiu ily nccoptcd.  CAROLINE THKLIN.  Head Office at  nelson; b. c.  Wholesale and Retail  lers in Meats  Markets at Nelson, Kossland, Trail, Kaslo, Ymir, Sandon, Silverton, He-w  Denver, Revelstoke, Ferguson, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade City, Midway, and Vancouver.   Mail Orders Promptly Forwarded  That Light is Poor  LET US PUT IN E\S  AdBiiniKtnilriT.. estate of JohhJol>nson.doceaBed, j  . tfckoa, a O. March Sad. 1900, *  GAS FITTING OUR SPECIALTY ft "TO AflUA&I   ftnAft  1 H.UMBINQ���OP ALL KINDS STRACHAN   BROS.  Violorht Htreal, oyinwUe lAostlolHco.

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