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The Nelson Tribune 1900-03-27

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 DAILY  EDITION   BY  MAIL  FIVE  DOLLARS A YEAR  tine  WEEKLY EDITION  BY MAIL  TWO DOLLARS A YEAR  EIGHTH YEAR.  NELSON:  TUESDAY MOE^IING, MARCH" 27 1900.  PRICE FIV�� CENTS.  CITY WILL SUPPLY POWER  From Its Own Works,  question   of   supplying  P  Tiie  Burns <fc Co. with electrical power  for their cold storago plant was  solved at last night's council meeting, when the city undertook to  supply tho power itself.  The members of the board present at the session wore; Mayor  Houston, aldermen McKillop, Irvine,  Wilson. Hall ancl Arthur.  A resolution was moved by aldermen Irvine and McKillop that the  city supply P. Burns 6c Co. with  .'30 electric horse power, at $5 per  horse-power per month, the said  power to be used only for operating  a cold storage plant, and that the  necessary wiring to supply tho  , power be done at once under the  . direction of the city electrician,  Tho mover of the resolution said  the city could furnish the power  without purchasing it from any  outside source, and explained that  while an extra man would be required at the power station, the  cost would be met by the price  charged the Burns firm. The motion was carried.  F. W. Peters, representing the  Tramway company, handed the  clerk a statement showing the  business men who would take  power if the city made arrangements with the tramway company,  as follows: P. Burns &Co., 30 horsepower;; Kootenay Steam Lauudry,  15 horse-power; Nelson Iron Works,  5 horse-power; Nelson Laundry, 15  horse-power; Ivincaide 6c Munro, 10  horse-power; Elliott <fc Morrison, 5  .horse-power; II. D. Ashcroft, 10  horse-power. The communication  was laid on the table, the council  beinp.of the opinion that if any of  the above-named wauted power  very badly they could make application in the usual way.  City clerk Strachan requested  I," leave to commence his journey to  the old land a day earlier than he  had anticipated. This was granted  and Mr. 'Strachan withdrew after  receiving JJio bon- voyages of v the  "mayor and alderman.  The special committee on city  library matters, consisting of aldermen McKillop, Hall and Wilson, recommended that in the absence of  suitable accommodation in public  buildings no steps be taken to  undertake the management of the  institution as a municipal affair,  but iccommend a grant of $500 toward the<yoar's expenses.  The adoption of" the report was  inoved, but alderman Irvine moved  in amendment that the .grant be  made $300. His argument was that*  the city could not afford a grant of  $500 at the present time.'  Alderman Arthur suggested a  $800 giant with a further grant of  $200 if the city could afford it and  the library needed it. Ho seconded  alderman Irvine's amendment. -  On the division the amendment  was carried, the movers and alderman Wilson  voting yea.     The report was adopted as amended.  The  telegram   requesting _relicf  " for die" citizens~of~ Kuskonook was  read, and mayor Houston  reported  that   with   the   approval    of   the  finance committee he had wired offering   a   subscription   of $250  iu  cash.     On   motion    of    aldermen  Irvine and Arthur tho council endorsed the action of the mayor and  ���; finance  committee.     A couple  of  letters on the subject which havo  ' already been published were read.  The board of public works made  the    following    recommendations:  That a six-foot walk be laid on the  north side of Latimer street from  Josephine to Cedar streets.     That  the grade at Baker, and Kootenay  streets be attended to.   That a six-  foot walk be laid ou the south side  of Silica street from Stanley street  west 204 feet.     That  a sewer be  laid on Water street from Cedar to  Willow street.   That a new team  of horses, a   wagon and  outfit be  purchased for  the health  department.   That a six-foot sidewalk be  laid-on  the   east  side of Stanley  ,. street from  Carbonate to Hoover  streets.    That tenders be asked for  the removal of the city stables on  Hall   Mines   road.       That  twelve  chairs be ordered   for  the  fireball,  and that a new uniform be ordered  for the chief of   the   brigade.    A  communication from P. L.  McDonald, including a bill for laying certain pipe ou  Cedar  street, was referred to the council but was uot  passed.  On motion of aldermen Irvine  and WiL-on the report was adopted,  and resolutions carried to make the  various clauses effective. The tenders for the Water streot sewer are  Alderman Wilsou was delegated to  purchase the team referred to in  the report.  T. J. Sims, secretary of the  Uftited Charities Organization, advised the mayor and council of the  fact that Airs. Nelson and family  desired to reach Elleusburg, Washington, but had no funds to purchase transportation. The aldermen agreed that it was advisable  to get the parties out of town as  early as possible, aud a resolution  was passed authorizing the appropriation. An effort will also be  made to have a man named Gardner placed in tho home at Kamloops.  ' Frank Simpson and A. P.  Strachan advised the council that  they would build a hotel to accommodate 100 to 200 guests if a license  were guaranteed. The mayor said  that to the best of his knowledge  the proposed house would be located at the corner of Vernon and  Hall streets, and would therefore  be a brick building, as this was inside the fire limits. A resolution  was carried rccomihending tho  license commissioners to grant the  application.  W. C. McLean asked if the city  proposed to grade Ward street between Victoria and Silica streets.  This precipitated a brief discussion  which led to aldermen Arthur and  Irvine moving that the street be  graded aud that tenders be called  for to be filed in a week.  Au application for a_sidewalk ou  Hcndryx street between Silica, and  Mill streets be laid was referred to  to the public works committee.  I'I. J. Curran, proprietor of the  Club hotel, offered to build a retaining wall alongside his property  if the city would furnish the excavating. This was carried on  motion of aldermen Irvine and  Hall.  In regard to opening the alley at  tho rear of the Club, the city eugineer reported that the cost would  be not less than $325. Mr. Curran  offered to give the land off his lots  necessary to erect the retaining  wall and to do the work for $300."  The matter was left in the hands of  the eiiy engineer.  The notice calling fdr tenders^for  repairs to tho city whaif only  elicited one response. Aldermen  Irvine and McKillop "moved that  the work be done by day's labor at  once and that materials be purchased in the open market.. Carried.  A notice was read fi'om tho  laborers' union requesting that the  city pay laborers $2.50 per day for  nine hours' work in future. The  matter was laid over for a week.  On motion of aldermen McKillop  and JIall, E. A. Wasson, city treasurer, was appointed acting city  clerk during -the absence of city  clerk Strachan.  DAY'S WORK IN THE SENATE  Several Important Measures.  Ottawa, March 20.���[Special to  The Tribune.]���The senate took up  all day with the redistribution bill.  MacDonald (British Columbia) spoke  strongly for a six months' hoist.   A  vote is expeeted tomorrow night.  It was a western day in the house.  The  railway   transportation question was discussed. The debate was  on the   Brandon   & Southwestern  railway and the bill of the Canadian  Pacific for branch lines in Manitoba  and one from New Westminster to  Vancouver.    McLean (East  York)  moved on the latter bill to  strike  out the ten per cent clause, known  as   the   monopoly    clause,  in   the  Canadian Pacific Railway's original  charter.       This   was   lost   by fifteen  for,  to 71 against.    Another  amendment by Richardson to have  the books of the company opened  for inspection with a view to finding out the cost of the road was  defeated by 21  for, to 08  against.  The ten per cent clause does not  apply to this road at all.    Richardson moved to insert a six per cent  clause instead, but he was the only  one who voted for it.  Fisher has given notice tonight  of a bill to amend the San Jose  scale bill. The amendment is with  a view of permitting the importation of American fruit stock. Fumigating stations will also be appointed at different points in the  the country. The bill, as it now  stands, has been shutting out the  best kinds of fruit stock. Fisher  has also given notice of two other  bills. One is for marking packages  containing apples for export, and  also for the inspection of the same.  His other bill is for the incorporation of the Dominion Live Stock  Association.  Your correspondent asked Bos-  tack tonight if there was any truth  in the report that he was supporting Martin for premier of British Columbia. A dispatch from" the  Coast, received here, says that a  story to that effect had been circulated there. Bostoek replied that  it was not true.  NELSON LOCAL NEWS.  io be in by 3 p.m. on April 2nd.   ing line,  MYSTERY STILMEIGNS AS  To Mafeking's Relief.  Loxnox, March 27���4:15 a. m.���  Military observers here and even  those iu affiliation with the war  oifico ai o considerably confused as  to what is being done for the succor  of Mafeking. Some 5000 or 0000  men are engaged with lord Alethuen  at Warrenton and Fourteen  Streams, and now another column  is about leaving Kimberley,'if it  has not already started, for Griquatown, 100 miles westward. ' Its  ostensible purpose is to drive out  the Boers. Tho force is described  as "a strong one," and the expedition as "likely to attract much  attention."  General French is reported from  Bloemfontein, Sunday, as returning  from Thabanchu without apparently having headed off commandant Olivier with his fifteen guns  and miles of baggage. Boer horsemen aro iu contact with the British  outposts from Biggarsberg to Warrenton. General Buller's patrol  hid a sharp skirmish ou Sunday  at Waachbank; Lord Roberts' infantry have now been quiet for  four days, and an advance is hourly  expected at the war office.  Messrs. Wolmarans, Fischer and  Wessels, the peace envoys from the  federal forces, are due at Naples in  a few days. After visiting two or  three European capitals they will  go to New York by way of Ant-  worp. It is understood at The  Hague that they are invested with  large power and are prepared to  agree to anything looking to intervention.  The Times prints a statement  from Capo Town to the effect that  the Boers, after deducting their  heavy losses, are unable to put  more than 30,000 men in the light-  The next court for the trial of  civil cases in Nelson 'will open on  May 8 th.  Joseph Podviii of Slocan City  was arraigned before judge Forin  yesterday to elect on the charge of  indecent assault. The prisoner  chose to be tried by a jury and the  trial was set down for the next^ assizes. Application, for bail was  granted, the bonds being fixed at  $1000. S. S. Taylor, Q.C., appeared  for the accused.  An indenture was recorded at  the government office yesterday  conveying the Berlin, Brittania,  Shamrock, Horseshoe, Thistle,  National Emblem, Thorn, Grand  Fraction, O. V. G, fraction, Mac  Fractiouand Eureka mineral claims'  from the Hall Mines to the Bank  of British. Columbia. The document was the longest ever recorded  in the Nelson ollice,, covering no  fewer than 17 pages of the big  transfer book.  A man who'arrived from Seattle  yesterday states that tremendous  excitement prevails there owing to  the Cape Nome rush. - The first  steamer for Nome tailed last week  and passages could scarcely bo had  at any price. There are said to be  15,000 strangers in the city preparing to go north, and outfitters  are reaping a golden harvest.  * Superintendent Troup aud his  staff started moving into their new  offices on Baker street yesterday,  and will complete the operation today. The new quarters are far  more commodious and convenient.  The old office on Stanley street will  be occupied at once by F. W.  Peters, assistant general freight  agent, and his staff.  Sheriff Tuck returned yesterday  from Sandon. While there he  seized the interests of Charles Cal-  Iaghan in the Cody Fraction and  Joker Fraction mineral claims to secure a judgment for $91.17 in the  action of Hunter Brothers vs. Cal-  Iaghan. The properties are advertised to be sold on April 3rd.  These claims were recently seized  in another matter, but were released on payment of the amount  at issue.  Nelson Eversou of   Yinir has con  veyed a half interest iu the Dominion   mineral   claim,  on   Porcupine  creek, to John W. Cline of Ymir.  Paul Fuller lias transferred three-  fourths of the Golden Gate mineral  claim, on the south side of Hidden  creek, to O. A. .Lovell and Owen  Boyer, also of Ymir. Both transactions were recorded yesterday.  Columbus M. Parker of Nelson was  granted a certificate of improvements in respect of the Yakima  mineral claim.     ���  George Romano was brought up  before    police    magistrate    Crease  yesterday   afternoon   charged   by  Frank Flora witli stealing from him  the  sum of  $10i50  with  violence.  Romano denied the charge which  was not substantiated by the complainant's   witnesses.     The   complaint apparently arose out of a  difference at a gam ���_ of  cards, and  the charge was dismissed with costs.  The   Nelson   baseball   club   will  hold a meeting in the  fire  hall  tonight at S o'clock.     All interested  In the game are invited  to  attend.  C.   H.  Farrow,  formeily  metallurgical   accountant   at   the  Hall  Mines smelter, has  left for Greenwood,   where   he   will   engage   in  the real estate and milling broking  business iii partnership with E. C.  Aubin.  At the annual general meeting of  the Nelson Lawn Tennis Club the  following officers  were  elected for  In chambers yesterday judge  Forin made an order for discovery  in the action of Faweett vs C. P. R.  Judgment was give;i_ in Taylor 6c  Hannington vs George' G. Day,  awarding plaintiffs $305 and costs,  the ensuing year : President, H. E.  Croaedaile; vice-presidents, Frank  Fletcher, J. R. Robertson, A. E.  Hodgins; secretary, W. P. Dickson;  treasurer, H. W. F. Pollock. It  was also decided to overhaul the  courts and erect a pavilion. The  club dance will be held on Tuesday,  April 17th. The secretary also announces that subscriptions for the  season of 1900 are now due.  Au appeal has been entered in  the case of Lambert vs McLaughlin,  in which the plaintiff recently obtained an order under the Over-  holding Tenants, Act. Taylor &  Hannington, represent the appellant and Gallilie3j_& JBrHsou;the respondent' '  St. C. Clute, Q. C, Dominion mining commissioner, spent yesterday,  in receiving leading representatives  of the miners' union and prominent  mine owners 'and managers with a  view of securing tho views of both  interests.  The divers employed at the C.P.R.  docks succeeded in affixing the  tackle necessary to raise the sunken  barge, and it was , intended to attach the hoisting apparatus aboard  the steamer Moyie to the tackle  last night. The steamer, however,  did not' arrive within several hours  of schedule time, and the attempt  was postponed uutil today. -  The annual meeting of the Nelson  Gun Club took place at the fire hall  last night, a number of enthusiastic  marksmen being in attendance.  The affairs of the organization  were discussed at* length, and it  was unanimously agreed that the  prospects for a "successful- season  were unusually bright. Officers  were elected as follows: A. II.  Buchanan, honorary president; J.  Lawrence, patron; George Steele,  president;' Dr. Armstrong, vice-  president; G. A. Hunter, secretary-  treasurer; Dr. JIall, J. Dover, C.  Matthews, directors ;l Clarence Goepel, official scorer. The club holds  its first shoot on Saturday next.  J. AV. Tiernoy, 0. J'. R. ticket  agent at Arnprior, Ontario, who  has been visiting his uncle! William  Tierney, leaves this morning' for  the coast, and will shortly return  to his home in the east.  PAT M'CANN'S LAST TRIP  the  Sunday's Fatal Accident.  A terrible fatality occurred on  Molly Gibson wagon road Sunday afternoon, Pat McCann, a teamster, being thrown from his wagon  headlong against a bluff and killed.  The body was brought to Nelson  last night.  There were no eyewitnesses to  the accident,  but" the  story   can  readily   be conjectured   from  the  surroundings.     On Sunday   afternoon  McCann  started up the hill  with a load of supplies, which he  delivered at the foot of the, slide,  whence they were rawhided up to  the mine.    He started on the return  journey, and should have reached  the   landing   at   5   o'clock.      Phil  Rawal, the company's blacksmith,  was at the landing, and when McCann did not arrive on time became  anxious.    At 0 o'clock the missing  teamster had not put in an appearance,  so Rawal secured a   saddle  horse and started up the road.    The  first thing he encountered was Mc-  Caun's four-horse team standing on  tho  trail, as quietly as though in  their stalls.    Four   hundred yards  further he was bonified to discover  the teamster's body, lying at the  foot of the bluff, which bounds the  road on one side.    The unfortunate  man's head and left face was crushed  in, and it was evident that he  had scarcely moved after receiving  the blow which caused his death,  The body lay at the lower end of  a dip in the road perhaps 150 yards  long.    A  scrutiny. of   the   ground  showed that at the head  of this  dip the wagon track swung wide of  the ordinaly track, from which it  is surmised that the horses started  to run at this point.    McCann must  have had considerable control over  the    team,   otherwise    the   outfit  would  have goue  over the   outer  edge ..of   the road and   down* the  gully into the creek below,   About  20 feet above the spot where the  battered body lay was tt big boulder,  r which the wheels had struck.   The  theory advanced is, that wlien the  wagon struck this boulder McQarin  was hurled from his seat, and flung  with terrible force against tlio bluff.  On finding McCann's body Rawal  returned to the landing and rowed  across the lake to Robinson's ranch,  where a man was secured.    Returning to the scene of tho fatality, one  of the men remained on guard over  tthe body while the other ascended  the road to the mine, and notified  the manager.  McGuire. manager of the Molly  Gibson, came to Nelson yesterday  morning and promptly placed-the  facts before Dr, Arthur, coroner.  The coroner decided that the  facts as to McCann's death were  sufficiently apparent to permit of  an inquest being waived.  taken at Paardeberg, was interviewed on his arrival here yesterday from London regarding his  South African experiences. He  said the European officers in the  Boer ranks had, as a rule, done but  little. When asked if continental  corps would have fought better than  the British, he replied: "In the  first place, there is no continental  power Avhich could have armed and  sent so many troops such a great  distance from home, and I am able  to say one thing, and that is that  even our Austrian troops would not  have done better."  WHY ROBERTS' ADVANCE IS  LIFE IN MANILA AS SEEN BY  One Who Lived There.  Among the guests at the Hotel  Hume yesterday was William M.  Pinkston who has been chief clerk  to the quartermaster general of the  United States forces at Manila for  the past two years. Mr. Pinkston  was recently transferred to the  Alaska department and, in going to  his new station came through Nelson to pay a flying visit to relatives  in Ainsworth. He is not at all  loath to sever his connection with  the" isle of Luzon, which he states  is not suited to persons accustomed  to colder climates, at least as far as  the city of Manila is concerned.  Referring to health conditions in  the Philippines, Mr. Pinkston says :  '���The city of Manila is low lying,  and built largely on made ground.  Persons who have been used to the  colder climates, stand the Manila  climate for about a year, after  which they invariably contract  malaria followed by other ailments  such as dysentry, etc. In the foothills and mountains the climate is  pleasant and healthy, however.  '���The American forces have destroyed all organized resistance to  their arms in Luzon and I doubt if  the insurgents xcould concentrate  over 400 men at any point). The  natives will no looger,give our men  a stand-up fight,' but' break for  cover whenever the boys in blue  come within sight. We Iiave to  contend with numerous guerrilla  bands who lurk in the bamboo  brakes arid swamps from which ^ it  is a difficult task to dislodge" them.  " Luzon is not a poor man's  country andj never will be because labor is so cheap, but parties  with moderate capital canr reap  rich rewards from the soil which' is  very fertile. Extensive coal beds  have beeu found on the island and  fortunes will be made in this direction some day."  SEVERAL CANADIAN LIVES  SSESSMENTS ARE HIGHER  Last Year's Figures.  The drafting of the assessment  roll for the year has been completed and at last night's council meeting city clerk Strachan presented a  report giving the figures from his  statement as follow*,:  The, total assessed value is $2,03S,-  200. made up as follows:  Land-,     lmitrovojiicnU   Tolal  Kiiht u.inl   ..  . SIM'ISj       5IW.1IM       Sl,i;7,f��V>  West wind.. ,  ,   ,'),(( ILi ,'il2,n.V) S>S<)���>?.3  SV-UYtlO SrO),!b0        SJ.OJS.iM  The assessed values in 1890 were:  lands, $1,100,025; improvements,  $120,030 ; total, $1,092,055. Increase  for 1900 : lands $71,285 ; improvements $37-1,320.  Total increased a.see.sscd value of  the real piopcrty in the city $115,-  005.  The court of revision on the assessment roll was placed for Wednesday, May 2nd. at 10 o'olock a. m.   Lost Unnecessarily.    ���  Montreal, March 20.���The Herald's correspondent with the first  contingent, in'a letter in thab paper  today, describing the battle of Paardeberg where 19 Canadians were  killed, sajs their lives wore lost'in a  needless charge; that the commander  of the Cornwall regiment was not  with the Corn walls wheu the assault  was made, and ordered the charge  because he thought too much time  had been occupied1 in firing on the  Boer position: that the brigadier,  nftcr expressing regret that the  charge had taken place, wliich he  said was not intended, expressed  sympathy at the loss of so many  Canadians, but congratulated them  on their fine fighting qualities.  Rhodes Will  Bio ft UN,   March  Finance It.  20. ��� From a  memorial on tho subject now before  tho Reichstag, it appears- that the  Central Railroad through German  East Afi ica, to which the Reichstag refused to grant an appropriation, has been offered a financial  guarantee by Cecil Rhodes against  a low interest. The guarantee provides that the road shall connect  with the line north and south  which Mr. Rhodes is projecting. An  official estimate of the damage to  property in Prussia last year from  floods, shows an approximate total  of 21,000,000 mark-.  Austrian Officer's Opinion.  PA ills, March 27.���Count Adalbert Sternberg, au Austrian officer  who fought under general Cronje  and who was among the prisoners  Benchers of Law Society.  Victoria, March 20.���The ballots  for the election of benchers of the  law society were counted this  morning and as a result the old  benchers were all re-elected in the  following order: Charles Wilson,  E. P. Davis, IL D. Helmcken, L. G.  McPhillips, E. V. Bodwell, D. AL  Eberts, A. II. MaeNeili, C. E. Pooley  and-G.-E.-Corbould.���They -are all-  qucen's counsel.  Convenient Sense of Duty.  London, March 27.���The Bloemfontein correspondent of the Morning I'ost, telegraphing Sunday,  says : "I learn that Mr. Steyn fled  against his own judgment, and on  the persuasion of Mr, Fischer that  his duty to his" country required  that he should remain uncaptured  ns long as resistance was  possible."  Strong Expedition Leaves,  London, March 20.���The Cape  Town correspondent of the' Daily  Mail, telegraphing Monday, March  20th, says: /'A strong expedition  will leave Kimberley primarily for  Griquatown. Its movements are  likely to attract considerable jit-  teution."   Eebels Arrested.  PiniiLirropous, Friday,-March 23.  ���via Nerval's Pont, March 24.���  Several so-called Colesberg rebels  have boon arrested here. The Lang  Kloof command abandoned Phillip-  popolis on March 17th, trekking  i o.thward toward Fauresmith.  Somewhat Delayed.  London, March 27���1:45 p. m.���  The continued lack of aggressive  movement on the part of the British is best explained in a dispatch  from Bloemfontein, dated Sunday,  March 25th, and published in the  second edition of the Times today.  It says:  "The conditions existing in the  occupied territory render imperative a somewhat prolonged halt at,  Bloemfontein. It is necessary that  the effect of the proclamation  should have time to make itself  felt. It is declared that danger of  annoyance to the line of communication may be apprehended unless  the territory behind the advancing  forces is rendered absolutely secure. The accuracy of this view is  proved by the fact of the enemy's  breaking up into isolated groups,  such as that which attacked the  Guards' officers on Friday.  "The adjustment of financial and  municipal matters in the BYee State  is now chiefly occupying the attention of the governor and his legal  and financial advisers. The military regime is being conducted with-  great smoothness, but recent investigations show that caution must be  exercised in dealing with persons  apparently loyal. This summary  from headquarters is apparently an  accurate explanation of the frequent appearance and disappearance of Boers and insurgents, upon  which the reports are so conflicting  and which trouble British military  critics."  General Methuen appears to be  awaiting transport and, with colonel  Plumer's force on half rations, there  now seems little likelihood of the  immediate relief r' of Mafeking,  though neither from this quarter,  nor from lord Roberts or general  Buller. is there any direct news,  today.  The   government1 buildings    at '  Cape Towifnarrowly escaped destruction by fire last night.   The  state   papers,   after 'being    much  damaged, were removed.  A Lorenzo Marques; dispatch  says the Transvaal authorities are  evidently recruiting actively, as.  large numbers of French, Hollanders and Belgian volunteers are constantly passing through that,place  to join thep Boer forces.  difficult-Problems to  Boers Looting.  Wkst,   March  Barki,v Wkst, March 20.- -A  commando of 100 Boors has reoccu-  pied Papkuel, forcing the rebels in  the Herbert district to rejoin the  federal flag. Extensive looting is  reported in that direction.  French Missed Them.  Rlokmfoxtki.v, March 25.--General French has returned from Thabanchu, having failed to engage  the Boers who are trekking northward.  ���   Bo Mastered.  London, March 27.���Spencer Wilkinson in the Morning Post, today  warns the public against blinding  themselves to the magnitude of the  task which has yet to be performed  in South Africa. He then refers'to  the fact that an immense distance  has~to~be traversed, and jJoiuts out  that only the smaller portions of  the Free State have yet been  touched by the British advance.  "It is possible," he says, "that the  Boers may be able to prolong the  campaign for several months, aud  the British advance, though it may  have a crushing effect, can be carried through only by the persistent  exertions of those in the field and  those at home. Another task which  does not appear to grow easier ou  nearer acquaintance is the settlement of the districts disturbed by  rebellion. The pacification of these  must be difficult owing" to their  vast extent. Little can bo done  until sir Alfred Milner has caused  to be announced the government's  decision a* to how the rebels should -  be treated, aud how loyal colonists  are to be compensated for losses.  There should be, of course, no  policy of revenge, nor will the government forget that its first duty  to itself is to vindicate its authority. The sooner these decisions arc  announced, the sooner will the  troubles diminish."  Winston Churchill, in a dispatch  this morning from Cape Town,  urges a generous and forgiving  policy towards the rebels, instead  of yielding to the demands of the  royalists for severe treatment. He  says:  " Tho Dutch traitor  than   tho    renegade  burgher, but both aro  is less black  British-born  the results of  our own mistakes, and of crimes in  Africa in former year?. Unless  acfciial'y cauth1; fighting, rebt's  should be treated with the utmost  leniency aud generosity." TUB TRTBUNE:  NELSON B. C TUESDAY,  MARCH  1900  1^.  _i  Vb  eeials!   Specials!  This week we have many special values. Everything is marked  at prices so low that if you but come and see the goods you will not  leave our store without selecting some of the many bargains.  DRBSS   GOODS  SPECIALS.  Iu  Black Figured Lustre, Our Special     $20  In Colored Figured Boucle, Our Special       05  In Plaid  Homespuns, Our Special 1.00  SILKS.  In Fancy Blo.ise Silk, Our Special $   35  In Fancy Blouse Silk, Our Special        75  In Black Peau-de Soie, Our Special    1.50  BLOUSES.  In Striped Percales, Our Special $   75  In Stiiped Percales with Fancy Yoke, Our Special     1.50  In AVhite Lawn with Insertion, Our Special .... ....   2.00  MARTIN O'REILLY&CO  NEW DRY GOODS STORE  SPECIALS   TODAY,   TUESDAY.  THE DELAY IN DELAGOA BAY  Table Linens, Napkins, Towels, Towling, Sheetings, Pillow Cottons, and Tickings. White Bed  Spreads, Very Special, at $1.   See them.  GOOD GOODS, CASH, AND ONE PRICE OUR MOTTO.  BAKER STREET,  NELSON, B. C.  KERR & CO.  Thk   executive   of   the Liberal  Association of this city has decided  that it cannot  with safety ignore  the Liberal convention  which has  been called to meet in Vancouver  next month.    When the call for the  convention was first issued the tendency of the Liberals throughout  the province was to discredit both  the convention and those who called  it, as a scheme to manufacture  a  Liberal    following     for     premier  '    Martin. A little reflection, however,  produced a change in policy, as  it  was   appareut   that   if   the   anti-  Martin   section   of  the-.party ^ defaulted, the whole party would find  itself tied to the premier's chariot  wheels.   That this may happen in  any event is not improbable.    In  most conventions the people who  have an axe to grind are generally  those who take the greatest interest  in the preliminaries, and it is in the  preliminaries that the average convention is shaped.    That there are  two Liberals opposed  to premier  Martiu's leadership  for every one  favorably inclined is giving the new  premier very much the best of the*-  division, but even this  would not  prevent   his manipulation of   the  convention   in such a  way as to  secure its endorsement.    Those who  are opposed to him may attend, or  they  may   ignore  the convention  -^ entirely, but they lack- the-organ-  ization which the Martin party will  have, and  this will probably  beat  them.    The representation in the  convention is i en delegates for each  i epresentative   in   the  legislature,  and as Vancouver has four representatives, and Martin controls the  Vancouver Liberals, the convention  opens with forty Martin  votes  in  the ball which is no small handicap  when it is considered  that every  other    delegate,    except    Martiu's  chosen forty, have to travel to get  to the convention.  tancy in declaring themselves international bimetallists. What is  the use of passing laws that are  optional. What is the use of having a legal working day of eight  hours any more than a legal rate  of interest. The one is not observed  by the people who have money to  lend, and the other would not be  observed by the people who would  employ miners underground in  mines.  POLITICAL   PARAGRAPHS.  George W. Beebe, who has entered premier Martin's cabinet as  minister of agriculture, is a horto-  culturist and stock raiser at Aga&siz,  where he is said to have resided for  the past thirteen years. Tf Mr.  Beetle runs in his own district-  West Yale���he may.liave a three-  cornered fight, as Dennis Murphy  and Stuart Henderson, the - two  lawyers of-Ashcroft, are both after  the. seat.  A. W. -Smith, who has been "returned by the electors of West  Lillooet for four different legislatures, is before the electors for the  fifth time. He is making the race  on his own bottom without respect  to party lines, and in his address  sayfe he believes in" the eight-hour  law, and also in the exclusion of tiie  Chinese and Japanese from working  in mines. Mr. Smith was a supporter of the Davie and Turner  governments.  Tiik men who are opposed to the  eight-hour law for miners working  underground are a  good  deal like  the men who" were opposed  to the  use of silver as money.     The  first  say the principle of the eight-hour  law is all right, but they also say  that   the    penalty    clause   interferes   with   the   freedom   of   contract.    The second favored  tho use  of silver as money, if only an intei-  natiomil agreement could be readied  on the question.     The  first Jcnow  that-the repeal  of the  eight-hour  law cannot be secured, but they  know thai the repeal of  llie penalty clause would kill  the law as  dead ��& a dead herring. The second  Jknew that an iufcernatiomil agree- j __r_er  xnent for the use of .silver  wtis im- j $i(j.75.  A. McDonald, late government  road inspector for Kast aud West  Lillooet, is likely to be a-eandidate  for the East riding in the Conservative interest. A requisition has  also been sent to Robert B. Skinner  of Vancouver to become a candidate iu the,same riding, but his  answer has not yet been leceived.  Modus Vivendi is All Right.  Loxnox, March 20.���The British  government has taken no steps  towards bringing up the Alaskan  matter. The Associated Press is  informed it is unlikely that the  conference will be resumed until  after the presidential election iu  the United States, the modus Vivendi being regarded as the most  .satisfactory form of temporary  settlement.  A Drunken Murderer.  Bvvvxho, March 25.���An Oil City,  Pennsylvania, special to tho Express says : "Amos Eider, a driller,  entered his house in a partly intoxicated condition and shot his wife,  causing instant death. Eider's  daughter and her husband were in  the room when the shooting took  plnee, but appeared to have been  powciless to interfere."  Cardinal Mazzell Dead.  Romr, February- 2(5.���Cardinal  Camilla Mazzeli, a bishop of Pales-  tine and prefect of the Congregation of Sacred Rifce^ is dead.  Award is Not Liked.  London, March 2G.���It is learned  that Portugal is quite prepared to  meet the Delagoa Bay award without borrowing money. The current  report that Great Britain intended  leuding the Portuguese government  money in exchange for privileges  at Delagoa and Theoria is declared  to be absolutely incorrect. The  British government hopes to be informed in regard to the award  during the present week. On all  sides it is said that the loug delay  in reaching a decision has had a  most serious effect on the principle  of arbitration.  Washington. March 20. ��� The  United States gavernmont has not  yet been notified oi the postponement of the award in the Delagoa  Bay arbitration which was to have  beeu announced today. The news  from Berne to the effect that the  arbitrators probably will refrain  from a distribution of the award  among the claimants has created a  disagreeable impression here, carrying, as it does, the inference that  the result will be an indefinite delay  in the settlement of the case, because, adopting such a course, the  arbitrators will, it is said, place the  responsibility for the delay upon  the claimants while at the same  time insuring a postponement of  the final adjudication of this celebrated case to a date when it can  have no possible effect upon the  political situation in South Africa.  Savings Banks Smash.  Kbene, New Hampshire, March  20.���The bank commissioners for  New Hampshiie have filed a petition Avith the clerk of Cheshire  county supreme court asking that  an assignee be appointed for the  Keene Guarantee savings bank of  this city, and a petition of the  same nature for the Keene Five  Cent Savings Bank. The Keene  Five Cent Savings Bank has paid  depositors one dividend of ten per  cent. it owes $1,519,000. The  Keene Guarantee Savings Bank has  paid depositors a dividend of 5 per  cent. This institution owes $718,-  873.    Piatt Not Seriously 111.  New York, March 20.���A report  that senator Piatt is seriously ill  and in danger of collapse aud that  his friends are trying to prevail upon him to drop out of polities for a  time is emphatically denied by  Lemtael E. Quigg, Mr. Piatt's deputy/ "The word, seriously, is  quite out of place," said Mr. Quigg.  "Mr. Piatt is undoubtedly overtired  from his close attention upon his  wife during her illness of tho past  two months, and he is also in need  of rest."   Dating Robbery.  New York, March 20.���A bold  robbery occurred today in a restaurant at the corner of Sixty-sixth  street and Columbus avenue. Five  well dressed men entered the place,  and while one of them engaged the  cashier in conversation, one of his  companions went to the safe and  got away with $3100. The other  men then quickly withdrew and  the robbery was not discovered for  fully five minutes afterward.  Slocan Money m U. S. Politics.  Sail Lake Tribune.  A. ~W. McCime's private secretary  has handed chairman Moyie of the  Democratic state committee a check  for $1000 as a campaign contribution. As money Is said to talk. Mr.  Moyie is reported to bo considering  the advisability of withdrawing a  number of his speakers and allowing the $1000 to take the stump.  He believes the money would at  least draw a crowd, and that is  more than the Democratic orators  have been able to do.  ^.^���S^^^S^^'S^-^^S^^^^^^^SJ^^^^^^ST^^^  ess-teg-**  xti  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  -^-33-3-34  333333^  SEND  FOR  SAMPLES  w  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  \li  Hi  Hi  tt>  ^tsttstte&eter..  Ladies'  Mackintoshes  Latest Styles  -*i3333333333333ft  m  m  \Xi  iti  iti  iti  Xti  Xti  Xti  iti  Xti  NEW   SPRING    GOODS  We have opened this week a large, shipment of import goods direct  from English manufacturers, therefore we are able to sell  goods much cheaper than buying from eastern houses  $  Wash Dress Goods  xti  iti  Xti  INCLUDING  and  Xti  Xti  Hi  Hi  Hi  iti  Hi  Prints, Zephyrs,   Ginghams,   Victoria  Bishop Lawn, India Linen and Muslin.  Dimities Mercerised Lawns in all colors  and shades.  White and colored Piques, white and colored Ducks and Galates.  Embroidery at old prices; a fact that is.  due to an early import order before the advance.  "We have Hamburgs, Nainsooks, Swisses,  Cambrics in edging and insertion.  White Valencienne Lace and insertion.  Table Linen and Napkins, Towels and  Towling, Bed Spreds, white and mercerised  bleached Sheeting 8-4, 9-4 and 10-4.  Circular Pillow Cotton, 40 to 46 inch.  Shirt Waists and Wrappers  JUST IN  to $9.  Ready-made Skirts  Ask to see our new Silk Underskirts from  $5 to $20.  Two more pieces of all wool Sheppard's  plaid dress goods, 44 inches wide.  xti  xti  Xti  xti  NEW GOODS ARRIVING  DAILY  *?333*33-333*33^  H&  n  if*  i�� >  if*  if*  if*  if*  9-333-333-333*4  ~W  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  (V  AH  Ladies'  and Children's'  Cashmere (Jose  Fred Irvine & Co.  t&fr&frefttetfev  If*  If*  If*  The  Hi  Hi  Hi  Latest  Hi  Hi  f>  Hi  Neckwear  Hi  Hi  Hi  HOTEL   ARRIVALS.  AINSWORTH  LICENSE   DISTRICT.  Notice h liciobj given Unit I. XV, U.illup  has made application nudci (he piovisions of the  "Jjiquor License Act li-W foi fin hold license .it  the preiin-es kuov n ni the li iJIOrn IIoiiMtut li il-  four, and Hint aim ct mi; of (liu Boiud of License  Coiiimiitionci s of the Amwoi th Licence district  ���ttil' be held to considci sueh application at the  Court House .it lhe ( ltj of K.tslo on JMoml.iy,  v tlie ninth dij of Apsil. l'K)0, ,it the hour of eight  o'clock in ihc aftei noon.  W, 11. PVLLOCK-WKllSTKn,  Chief License Inspect ar.  Provincial Police Ollice,  Xulsoi', B. V., tfith  Match, I'm.  At the Phair..���R. F. Tolmio,  Procter; R. A. *McNaIly, Rossland;  H. C. Finlay, Chicago; Janies V.  Welch, Seven-mile Point; C. D. Mc-  Kenzie, Nelson; A. AVhealler. Kaslo;  J. W. Stewart, Spokane.  . At thr Grand Cbnthal.���Mooro  Brothers; Ft M. Gillespie, Rossland;  D. P. Heniplc, Spokane: J. D. Gillies,  Nelson; W. T. Ash, Victoria: F. G.  Hamblen, Deer Park; C. Ward and  M. McCarthy, Material Yard; J. E.  Enos, Spokane.  . -  At the Madden ���H. McDiarmid,  R. Gunn and D. E/McPhail, City.  At the IIujih.���R. McLean,  Kaslo; A. Sanlterstrom, Ronning-  ton Falls; R. S. Gallop, Kaslo; James  Waugh, Kaslo: , Ghris O'Donnell,  Kaslo; John Love, Winnipeg; II. M.  Flirt, Phoenix.  At the Queen's.���B. R. Raymond, Ymir; Colin C. Brown, Rossland; R. Mee, Vancouver; E. B. Me-  Isaae, Ymir: H. .M. Wcntworth,  Cranbrook; G. W. Jordan, city.  At the Tremont.���Miss Grace  IlillJJolfax, Washj W. Campbell,  city; H. II. Painter, city; T. Cullen,  city; J. Hunt, city.  Kootenay   Coffee   Co.  NELSON, B. O.  Coffee roasters and dealers in Tea and Coffee.  Offer frc&h roasted coffee of best quality as  follows:  Java and Arabian Macha, per pound......?   40  Java and Mocha Blend, 3 pounds  1 00  Fine Santos, i pounds .  ICO  Santos Blend, 5 pounds......  1 CO  Our Special Blond, S pounds  I 00  Our Bio Boast, 6 pounda  1 00  A trial order solicited.   Salcsioom 2 doors cat-t  of Oddfellows Wock, West lUkor street.  Boss, Lee & Taylor  BAKER STREET, NELSON  i     (George F. Motion's, old stand)  Flour, Feed, Md, Hay  AND PRODUCE  Car Lots a Specialty  Concspondcnce Solicited     Phone 26  Palace IVjeat N|ar^et  Headquarters  for ail kinds of  Fresh and Cured Meats.  A feature will be made of the poultry and  gumetra.de. They -mil always be on hand during tlieir season.  J, L. PORTER, Prop.  109 Josephine SI., between Baker and Vornon.    Telephone 159.  The Latest Wail Papers  BORDERS AND MOULDINGS  WC ni c now opening up the largest '.took of  wnll papers, border-, and nioiildmgsloverieecivcd  in NeKon. Wcpuichased duect from thoMon-  tita' imiioi I oi s, and h.uo theiefote ihe latest cle-  siyic and closeit puces. Special quotations to the  trade.  I Bradley & Go.  r.VIXlKKS AND DIXOKA'IOKS  Coi nor Victoiia and Josephine StieeU, Nelson.  The Nelson  Saw and Planing  Mills, Limited.  Are prepared to furnish by rail, barge or teams  _ _ r  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  Saw and Planin  -i!  < i'J  Xti  iti  iti  iti  Xti  iti  iti  Xti  iti  Xti  Xti  Xti  Xti  iti  We have opened up and are marking the  largest stock of Wash Shirt Waists and  Wrappers ever received in Nelson. Bight in  style and right in price.  Black and Navy Serge #3 to $12.50.  Black Brillanteen, plain and fancy, $2.50    *iv  xti  Xti  Hi  iti  iti  xti  iti  iti  iti  iti  xti  Xti  $  S  BLACKSMITHING  AND EXPERT  HORSESHOEING  Wagon ropairinpr promptly attended to by a  first-clana wheelwright,  Special attention given to all kinds of repairing and custom work from outside pointa.  ohop:  Hall St., betwetn Baker and Vernon  GENUINE  Nkw  Metal Quotations,  York, March 26.--Copper  brokers'  $17.60;   exchange  Lead dull, brokers' $iAS;  possible, so that they had no hesi-1 exchange $4.67��@$<L72|.  NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION.  Notice is heiehy given lh.it the pailm.ii.liip  heielofoiiic\lstin(?butnecii 'lit' umlcitiKiicd iti  te.iulster's and fiutflrteis under the Trim n.inic of  Tlio NolsOii Ti.in-.fur < ompiuij Jl.ih tins daj bj  mill n.al consent been <Uv>oh ed.  All debt-, due to the said Hi m arc to he paid lo  {he undciMifncd John T. Wilson and Kenneth A.  Korbcs, who hive .usinned and will pay oil all  tho liabilities of thet-.ii'l firm.  Dated .lUN'elsoii, li. C, this 2lt!i d.iy of jr.uch,  liXJO. ALVfN r. Fi.K'MC.  Ci  H. AUUOUMAS.  IC. A. FOIUJKta.  .1. T. U II.SO.V.  Witness, P. Iff. Wilson, .Suliuiui, Nelson, B. 0.  NOTICE  A meetlntf of the1 Liberals of tho Xolsin tiding;  of West Kootenay Mutonil IMinct uill he held  in the Oddfellows' ilttll, Xelson, on Nituulaj, the  .'ilsl instant, at 7.30 P ni. JJusiness: Tlio election  of deloR-ates to the Vancouver Liberal Convcn  tion.  Jtv order of the executive.  A. JM. JOHNSON, AUtegSccrctari-.    ,  P.O.  J. T. FIFE &  Box 560  CO.  NELSON  7  Hard Coal  Anthiacito  GREAT REDUCTION  $9.65(SoSrNe8t   $6.15  DELIVERED  TELT-PnOJfK  33  W. Starmer Snjith & Go.  PAPER HANGER, GLAZIER,  PAINTER, ETC.  CHIMNEY SWEEPING  Offlco Ward Street. Opposlto Opera Honse  Fop Safe Cheara  RAILROAD OUTFIT      A  Such as Wheel Scrapers, Picks, Shovels, Hammers, Steel, Wagons, Ijftrge Kango, Tents, etc  Veal at Old Curiosity Shop, Josephine street.  Tho best value for the money in the maiket  for all purpos.es.  terms cash     XV. P. TiEitNEr, General Agent  Tolophono 147.    Office with C. D. J. Christie.  St. JOSEPH'S SCHOOL  NELSON. Tl. C.  A boarding and day bchool conducted by the  Si^toisof St. Joseph of Peace. It it> situated at  tiie cornei of Mill and Josophino sti ects m one of  the best residential poitions of Nelson, and is  cjiMly accessible from nil paits of Uic city.  The comae of study includes tlio fundamental  andhighei blanches of thorough English education: Business course���bookkeeping1, stenograph} and typewriting. Science couimj���music;  \<jcaland mHtrurnentai, diawmg, etc. JPIauiart  and needlework, etc. i  For terms and particulars apply to tbe Sister J  Superior,  Office and Mills roincr Hall and Front Streets, Nelson  s,  fleadqnaptes for Portland Cement, Fire  Fire Clay, American Cumberland Coal [Blacksmiths]  B. P. BITHET & CO., Ltd., Victoria  Special quotation? gh en for carload lots  A. li. OKAY, P. O. box S21, Nelson, 13. C.  Kootonay Agent  W. P. DXOKSON  E. H. H. AFPLSJWHAITE  J. McPHSlH  ootes|ay Electric Supply & Construction GoB  ELECTRIC SUPPLIES  P. O. Box 606.   Josephine Street, Nelson, B. O.  Fred J, Squire. Merchant Tailor  i  FULL UNES OF WINTER AN0 SPRING SUITINGS  WEST BAKER STREEX* OT3U80N OPPOSITE SILVER xmQ JSOTKt. THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON B. C, TUESDAY, MARCH  1900  BANK OP MONTREAL  CAPITAL, all paid up..$12,000,000  REST     6,000,000    .  Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal ...Prcsiden  lion. George A. 1)ruininond ....': .Vicc-Prcsiden  E. S. Clouston General Manage  NKLSON BRANCH  Northwest Corner Baker and Stanley Streets  THE BANK OF  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  NELSON  Is now prepared to issue Drafts and  Letters of Credit on Skaguay, U. S.,  Atlin, B. C, and Dawson City, N. W. T.  EIGHT HOURS ARE BETTER  A Practical Miner's Views.  To the Editor of The Tribune:  I suppose the, people of Kootenay  Branches in Lo.vno.v (England) Nkw Yoiik,  Chicago, and all the principal cities in Canada.  Buy and sell Sterling Exchange and Cable  Transfers.  Grant, Commercial and Travelers Credits,  available in any part of tho world.  Drafts Issued, Collections Made, Etc.  Saving's Bank Branch  CUKUENT UATB OK INTKRKST PAID.  JAPAN AND THE JAPANESE  Sized up by Al Tregillus.  Johu J. Malone litis received an  interesting lotter from Al Tregillus,  who with his brother is on a trip  around the globe: The letter was  written on the P. & O. steamer  ��� Rosetta, and gives.an outline of the  trip as far as Hong Kong :.....'  "I find I have more time for letter  writing on board ship than ou land.  When ashore there are so many interesting sights, and so many places  to go to, that one's time is all taken  up;   at   least   that    was   my .experience in Japan.   It is impossible  for  me to give you a detailed account of all my experiences, so you  must be satisfied  with  a sort   of  rough outline.    We left Vancouver  on January 1st, on the S, S. Empress'  of India.    I saw Jim Clark, formerly  of tho Tremont, on- the wharf just  before 'the boat pulled out.    J had  very little chance to talk to him,  but we exchanged a few words at  long range.    He had just returned  from the Klondyke, but what success he had there 1 could not learn.  "The   trip from   Vancouver   to  Yokohama was decidedly monotonous.    When the weather permitted  and the ship was steady enough,.we  played    cricket,   croquet,   skittles,  etc.    It was never warm enough to  sit on the deck with auy degree of  comfort.    The Empresses are beautifully fitted up ; nothing conducive  to comfort is omitted. ^ The crew of  the India mimbers^lO, made up ot  70 whites, 115 Chinese, and one Jap.  We sighted Japan on Sunday, and  arrived at Yokohama  on Monday  January 15th. - We put up at tho  Grand Hotel.    Aba first-clabs hou^o  it certainly   fHLs the   bill.    Every  evening during dinner a brass band,  composed  of   Japanese   musicians,  plays  an  excellent   programme of  ancient aiul   modern   music���anything from "My Honolulu L'idy" to  ^ "Oavaleria Rusticaua."    This is the  only house that I have struck so  far,   besides  the   Tremont,  which  furuislieri music with meals.    This  high class entertainment in Japan  costs eight yen or four dollars a day.  '���We hired a guide in Yokohama  to take us around and show us objects of interest.     It is tho   only  way to see the country and under-  bland what you sec.   The guide attends to every detail such as buying  raihvay tickets and hiring jinrickshas.   All you have to do is to decide where you will go and when.  lie will see that 5rou   get   there.  -Yon.-simply produce-when- necessary; he does the rest.    He keeps an  account in English of wliat you give  }mn aud of what lie pays out; so  that, if it be any consolation to yon,  you can see where your money has  disappcai-cd  to.     Our  guide's   expenses in nine days ran up to 293  yen, including his wages of tiuee  yen per pay.  "We spent about three days in  Tokyo, the capital aud largest city  in Jaj>aj), which hat. about 1,500,000  inhabitant. It i.s about eighteen  miles from Yokohama. We visited  fill the principal Buddist and Shinto  tumplcs in tho neighborhood.  'Tokyo is where the gieat wrestling  tournament are held twice a year.  Those tournaments last from ten to  fourteen days. Wc spent three  hoars one afternoon at the ringside.  Jt is very different from any style  ot" wrestling that wc are familiar  with. The ring is not moro than  twelve or fourteen foot in diameter,  is raised about two feet above  ground and is made of earth. The  laser does not haA'e to be thrown  upon his back. Tf any part of his  anatomy, other than his feet, touch  the ground, if he is pushed outside  the ring, or if he is lifted clear of  the ground, he goes down to defeat.  Some of the wrestlers are fine specimens, but as a rule, they are too  fat and corpulent. The chamuion  weighs 385 pounds.  "By way of diversion we went to  a tea house and had a regular Japanese dinner served in Japanese  style. After leaving our shoos at  the door in charge of a janitoress,  we were taken npstaiis into a large  room almost destitute of furniture.  We were then invited  the floor, each being furnished with  a cushion. Our guide had arranged  everything, and ordered three singing and four dancing girls to entertain us during the progress of the  dinner aud also after the meal was  over.  "In    Japan,    sake,    pronounced  sakky,    an   all-round    stimulator,  takes the place of whiskey.    It is  served  hot, tastes  something like,  aud has the same potency as sherry.  If   persistently tampered   with it  will produce a result hard to distinguish from a B. C. jag.    The aforementioned sake was very much in  evidence on this particular occasion.  The. first item on the menu, and the  only   one  I  recognized  was  soup.  To see us tackling that soup with  chop sticks was an amusing sight.  Between  courses the dancing and  singing  girls  entertained  in  their,  respective' lines.    We had a photographer  on  the  spot  who took a  flash-light   picture   of   the   party.  AVe saw the proofs and the pictures  will be sent on to us at Hong Kong.  "Japanese houses are very cold in  the    winter.-    They   use    neither  stoves  nor fireplaces  for   heating,  but  have   a little  vessel,   usually  made of metal in which they have a  charcoal    fire.     Around   this they  gather and warm their hands.    If  ���you-go into a store or a house they  place one or two of these at your  side, and you thaw out your hands,  and  imagine    that  you   are  comfortable.  "Travelling in jinrickshas is a  most facinatihg and comparatively  inexpensive means of locomotion.  I never tired of riding and rubbernecking through the streets. You  don't see many horses iu Japan, and  those you do see are small and  scrubby looking. They are nearly  all stallions, at least those I saw  A\cro The Japs don't alter them.  Most of the hauling about the  streets is done by men, coolies they  call them. You would be surprised  to see the load one of them will  drag about. Thoy water streets  and macadamize them without the  use of horses. They use-oxen occasionally, both for packing and  hauling.  "The Japs don't &eem to haA-e any  use for milk. I did not boo any  cows there, though there probably  are some. If you drop into a tea  house you get green tea without  either milk or sugar. In Tokyo  they have horse cars, and in Kioto,  electric cars. The railroads aro all  murow guage. Some of the first-  class cars have electric lights. They  look to be about 2 c. p. Foot-  warmers are used, otherwise the  coaches are uot heated and are disagreeably cold.  "While in Yokohama we felt a  rather violent earthquake shock.  We were iu our bedroom, aud a  bottle (tansan mineral water) was  upset oft the table. We left Kobe  January 15th, and spent the following day sailing through' the Inland  Sea. It is full of little islands^and  the most beautiful aheet of water I  have ever seen. We reached  -Nagasaki"on_Satnrday morning aiul  took on coal. The coaling process  is interesting. As there is no wharf  the vessel moors to a huoy aAvay  from the shore. Coaling is done by  hand. They rig up steps from  barges up the ship's sides and on  the.se the natives stand and pass up  the coal in little baskets, making a  sort of human elevator. These  baskets, when filled, Aveigh from 15  to 20 pounds and travel at the rate  of fifty a minute; so yon can see  with four or six gangs at work it  does not take long to coal a ship.  We expect to reach Hong Kong to-  morroAV, (February 1st.)"  Traitors Qot No Hearing.  Bradford, England, March 25.���  An open meeting convened here by  Boer sympathizers proved an utter  failure and was turned into a huge  patriotic demonstration. The pro-  Boor speakers were unable to ".obtain a hearing. Dead cats and  other unsavory missiles were thrown  at thorn, and they wore A'iolently  hustled on emitting tho platform.  Despite the presence of ISO policemen there Avas much disorder.  President McKinley's Good Offices.  Some of the United Slates senators have a Avay of putting things  that may be described as homely,  but convincing. Senator Jones, for  instance, in criticising president  McKinley's statement that he had  transmitted to the British government the Boer request for mediation of Washington, says than the  president "is rendering the same  service that a telegraph pole per"  forms iu sustaining a line of eoia-  to seats on J munication between two points."  are busy about what is to make  the province better and more prosperous.   Legislation should aim to  benefit the whole people, and if that  is   impossible,   then   the   greatest  good to the greatest number should  be the aim of all legislation.     The  eight-hour   mining   legislation   of  British Columbia evidently did not  please everybody.   To please all is  an  impossibility;  but it  Avas approved by the majority, and a very  large majority at that, if all I hear  from British Columbia is correct,  and I believe it; is for. this reason  that British Columbians will compare favorably with the people of  any part of North America.   If a  member attempted to please everybody   he   would    please    nobody.  Everybody, with butfew exceptions,  mean   to; do right, but some "are  mistaken, their hearts are all right,  but their heads   are   wrong, and  that    is    aggravated , when . the  stomach is not properly supplied  with what it require?; and what it  is justly entitled to, and ho man is  more entitled to this than the underground miner.   He is not alone  iu   danger   of   the   explosives   lie  handles, but the carelessness of a  companion may cost hini his life.  His life is at all times in the balance, when on duty.     The disease  knoAvn as "miner's consumption" is  the effect of inhaling impure air,  Avhich means premature death* and  that is the result of long ���, hours aiid  wasted vitality.  No man can do as much physical-  labor, nor do it so well ^ when he is  overworked as he can wlieir he is  not. There is no labor that requires  more intelligence than that of a  inkier AA'hen he  thoroughly, fulfills  all the duties that naturally devolve  upon him.    No sane man of any  reasonable   amount of   experience  Avill claim that a miner AA'ill or can  doas much work each hour, working  ten hours, as he will Avorking eight  hours.   The best of men  Avorking  ten hour shifts, full time, will become  weak and exhausted, and are compelled to ask for a lay-off to rest up.  I think a ten hour shift on change  days is criminal towards the miner  and unjust to the company.    They  occur at noon on Sundays after this  fashion:  The miner, working day shift  Saturday, " goes to work'Sunday  morning at seven o'clock, -works  until twelve o'clock, then tries to  sleep during the afternoon but cannot aud goes to Avork Sunday evening tired and stupid. He does "but  little OA'er a half shift's work, the  first shift after the change. The  miner that worked Saturday night  before, goes to work Sunday afternoon and his muscles fail to do  j ustiee to the company for this half  shift.  It is the system that is at fault.  In some places whore it is necessary  to continue the work, eight hours  and sometimes six hours  are substituted.   That "shows you that the  ten-hour system is faulty or they  would not dcA'iate from it.     The  business of mining is different from  almost any other.   If you have a  mine that Avill pay you Avaut io get  the mineral out as soon as possible,  because mineral in the ground has  no real ATalue  because you cannot  "use it.    Now there is no doubt but  Avhat eight-hour shifts Avill extract  the mineral quicker than ten-hour  shifts, hence the use of it.     Nearly  all paying mines Avork eight hours,  besides it   is economy  to do tho  greatest amount   of work in the  -shortest   possible   space   of   time.  Mines Avorked through shafts haA'e  heavy   expenses ��� outside   of    the  miner, Avhere pumps, machinery aud  men are necessary to free the mine  of Avater and keep it open.  'A   system   which   shortens   the  time of extracting a given  amount  of rock  or ore  certainly should be  adopted for economic  reasons, to  say nothing of many others  Avhich  might be named.   There Avould be  little opposition to the eight-hour  laAV if all the owners of mining properties Avere  educated   in   mining  and had an intelligent understanding of the   process of  extracting  rock and ores under favorable and  unfavorable   conditions.      Instead  what have we?  Many large owners of mining  properties know but little, and  many others have never seen the  inside of a mine scarcely. They  are at the mercy of the board of  directors, and in many cases they  are at the mercy of one or two experts, to base an annual report on  for the benefit of the stockholders  to ponder over.  Then there is another class of  mine owners who Avere honest and  charitable upon a time, AA'hen they  packed their grub and blankets on  their backs, but since fortune favor-  ed them, thoy havo experienced a  change of heart, and developed  great  love  for   self, and   are not-  repeat it's story in their future.  (Don't understand that all prosperous miners are inflicted Avith the  disease). When all men realize  that the whole are greater than.tl e  few or part of anything, then prosperity will do its own talking. If  inventive genius makes as much  progress - during "tiie next fifty  years as it has in the last fifty, the  near future will necessitate still  shorter hours, simply to create  places for Avorkmen to earn a living.  In some industries now one man  or a boy AA'ith machines will produce, as much manufactured wares  as one hundred men did fifty years'  since. In New Zealand Ave find the  most progressive laws of any civilized country in the Avorld. All  government Avork is eight hours on  week days and a half day each  week for a -.holiday].with full pay.  :This < rule applies >; to all stores,  etc. Noav Zealand owns all her  railroads, telegraph, telephone and  express business. '-Her whole industrial system is conducted on the  eight-hour day;     ..'    ,.  The greatness of a nation depends upon the number, intelligence and physical force of its people. Now, how are these conditions  to be attained���by a ten-hour-"��� day  or an eight-hour day ?  Time forbids my going farther  intothis subject; It is simply inexhaustible, audi as I wrote you before, everything is in favor of it  and nothing against it.  My suggestions to a British  Columbia   laAvmakei1   might be criticised on account of jurisdiction.    I  have been with you eleven years,  and would have been with you this  .year, only .for the Alien Act passed  last winter.    I secured twelve annual Free Miner's licenses, and I did  my Avork in your mines for  eleven  | years as best I knew.   It may appear somewhat egotistical on my  part should I presunje to be a letter  writer, or the expounder of wisdom  appertaining to mining, more than  other miners.    I Avill simply  say I  am  inferior  to  many,  although  I  have followed it for the past forty  years   and   filled    every    position  about the   mines from  pushing a  Avheelbarrow to superintendent.  .J.���W. PoAVELL.  Alameda, California,  January 25th.  AMERICAN  AND  EUROPEAN  PLANS  MEALS  25  CENTS  West Kootenay Butcher Go.  ALL KINDS OF  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALED AND RETAIL  . ���/   FISH,AND POULTRY IN SEASON  Baker Street, Nelson E.   C.   TRAVES,   ManaffeP  ORDERS BY MAIL RECEIVE CAREFUL AST) PROMPT ATTENTION.  ROOMS LIGHTED BY ELECTRICITY  AND HEATED BY STEAM  25 CENTS TO ?1     ,;  321 to 331 Baker Street, Nelson.  QUEEN'S HOTEL  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  Lighted by Electricity and Heat-  eel with Hot Air.  Wholesale  Houses  NELSON  B.C.  A.  Large comfortable bedrooms and   flrst-claas  dining-room. Sample rooms for commercial men.  RATES $2 PER DAY  IVJrs. E. C. Claris Prop.  LATE OF TIIE ROYAL HOTEL, CALGARY  This popular hotel Avhich is now being ;  enlarged and renovated, will be reopened ���'  on March 1st, when it will have 40 large,  nicely furnished and well lighted rooms,.,  heated with hot air.   Special attention  will bo given to the diiiing room.  RATES; REASONABLE.  GROCERIES.  MACDONALD & CO.���Corner Vernon and  Josephino streets, wholesale grocers and  jobbers inblankets, gloves, mitts, boots, rubbers,  mackinaws and miners' sundries.         KOOTENAY SUPPLY   COMPANY,   LIMITED���Vernon   street, Nelson,   wholesale  grocers.   . ���   ���  ���   TOHN CHOLDITCH & CO.���Front street, Nel-  .u    son, wholesale grocers.       .-,   PROVISIONS, PRODUCE AND FRUITS.  PARSONS PRODUCE COMPANY���Vernon  ��� *���'������ street, Nelson, wholesale dealers in provis-  ions,-produce, and fruits. Agents for Swift &  i Co. bacon and hams.    T Y. GRIFFIN, & CO.���Corner Vernon and  iu ��� Josephine streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers  in provisions, cured meats, butter and eggs.  FR.*STEWART & CO.���Warehouses on C. P.  ��� R. track, foot of Stanley street, -Nelson;  wholesale dealers in provisions, produce 'and  fruits. Cold storage.- A gents-'Armour & Co.'s  bacon, hams, lard and other products.   AND DOORS.           .AND  PLANING   MILLS  LIMITED���Corner Front and Hall streets,.  Nelson, manufacturers of and wholesale dealers  ��� in sash and doors; all kinds of factory work made  to orders       ��� , -. .    -���  .  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.  EOOTENAY CIGAR MANUFACTURING  CO.���Corner Baker- and Hall streets. Nelson, manufacturers of "Royal Seal" and "Koote  nay Belle" brands of cigars.   HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.-  H. BYERS & CO.^--Corner Baker and Josephine  ��� --streets, Nelsonf wholesale dealers in hardware and  mining-  Powder Co.  City of fieison Local Board of Ijealth.  GENERAL VACCINATION NOTICE.  SASH  J^ELSON_ SAW;  Notice is hereby given that all persons resident within the City of Nelson who havo not  been vaccinated within seven years are lcquircd  within seven days from Ihe publication of this  > notice lo bo vaccinated.  Persons requiring to ho vaccinated free of  charge may attend at any time during tho next  seven days between the hours of 3 and 5 o'clock  p. m., at my ofllce on Josephine street for tho  purpose of vaccination.  Upon' the eighth day following tho day. on  which' any person has been vaccinated, ho or she'  shall attend the medical practitioner by' whom  the operation was performed in order that the  medical practitioner may ascertain by inspection  the result of the operation.  ���Any person failing  to comply  with  the requirements of this notice will he liable to the  penalties prescribed by the Public Health Act.  D. LaHAU. M.D.,  Medical Health Olliccr.  Nelson, B. C��� March 20th, 1900.  City of  Nelson Local   Board of  Ifealth  ______^___ n  PROCLAMATION.  supplies.    Agentsfor--Giant  T AWRENCE  *->��� Baker St.,  C. A. PROSSER, MANAGER  A FULL LINE OF  Front Doors   ���  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  loral and coast.  Flooring  local and roast.  Newel Posts  Stair Rail  Mouldings  Shingles-  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  of all kind��,  IF WHAT VOU WANT IS NOT I?T W0CK  WE WILL MAKE If FOR lOU  CALL AND GET PRICES.  Aljadden House  Baker and Ward  Sticets, Nelson  The only hotel in Nolson that has remained  under one management since 1890.  Tho bed-rooms are well furnished and lighted  ���by electricity.  The bar is always stocked by the besh dom s-  tic and imported liquors and cigars.  THOMAS MADDEN. Proprietor,  A Big Schooner  OF  BEER OR  HALF-AND-HALF  HARDWARE   (COMPANY���  ,  Nelson,  wholesalo   dealers in  hardware and mining supplies, and water and  plumbers'supplies.-  VANCOUVER HARDWARE COMPANY,  LIMITED���Baker street. Nelson, wholesale  dealers in hardware and mining supplies, plumbers and tinsmiths'supplies.   0OAI,.  CROW'S NEST PASS  COAL COMPANY.-  Wholesale dealers in coal and coke. Charles  St. Barbe. Agent. Baker street. Nelson.   ASSAYERS'   SUPPLIES.  WF. TEETZEL & CO.���Cornor Baker "and  ��� Josephine streets. Nelson, wholesalo dealers in assayers supplies. Agents *��or Denver  Firo Clay Co. of Denver. Colorado.   LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  TURNER, BEETON & CO.-Cornerr Vernon���  'and Josephine streets, Nelson, wholesale  dealers in liquors,'cigars and dry goods. Agente  for Pabst Brewing Co. of Milwaukee and Cal-  gary Brewing Co. of Calgary.    ���* u  -    COMMISSION MERCHANTS.  Notice is hereby given that the public is informed that rule No. 53 of the regulations of the  regulations of the Provincial. Board of. Health,  approved by order of the-licutenant-govcrroHn-  council, is in force in the city of Nelson;- by  which every person of. an age to make.-Iiim or  her lpgally responsible, who has not been successfully vaccinated within seven years, or who  does not hold-a certificate: of his or her insus- ���  ceptibility at the present time to vaccination, is  required to procure the vaccination of himself or  herself within seven days after public notification by the medical health oflieer directing general vaccination. D. LaBAU, M.D.,  ��� Medical Hcalta UJticur.  Nelson, B C, March 20th, 1900.  HJ. EVANS &  CO.���Baker street,  ���   wholesale    dealers   in   liquors,  ALWAYS  FRESH  (0c  ALWAYS  COOL  The best glns^ of beer to be had in Nelson i? at  THi: CLUB IIOTEL  P.'  J. A. Say ward  HALL AND TAKE STREETS, NKUSON  te^SB!!' E- J. C����BAN, Prop.  B. C. HOTEL   eeie, b. c.  Porto Rico Lumber Co,  (LIMITED)  J.  Succcaon to  A. DEWAR & CO.  Rough and  Dressed  Lumber  Shingles  Mouldings  A-1 White Pine Lurrjber Always in  Stoc!\.  We carry a complete ?>lock of  Coast Flooring, Ceiling, fnside Finish, Turned Work, Sash and Doors.  Special order work will receive  prompt attention.  Kirst-class in every respect. Choicest wines,  liquors and cigars, livery comfort for transient  and resident guests.  HEADQUARTERS FOR UNION MEN.  JOSKPH CAMPBELL. Proprietor.  Nelson,  .    cigars,  cement, Are brick and Are clay, water pipe and  steel rails, and general commission merchants.  PAINTS   AND   OILS.  NELSON HARDWARE COMPANY-Baker  StreeWWholcsalo dealers in paints,' oils,  and brushes of all kinds, Largest stock in  Kootenay.   FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  BURNS &   CO.-Baker   street.   Nelson,  wholesale dealers in fresh and cured moats.  Cold storage.   TENTS   AND   AWNINGS.  NELSON TENT AND AWMNR KACT011Y���  , B.iki'1'btreel, XeKon. Munufactuien of all  kinds of tents, minings and canvas goods,  1��. O. Box 7(i    Theo Mad'.oii. proprietor.   WINES AND CIGARS.  CALIFORNIA WINE COMPANY, LIMI-  TiO)���Corner Front and Hall streets, Nel-  son, wholesalo dealers In wines (case and bulk)  and domoritio andimportod cigars.   CRATED AND MINERAL WATERS.'  rpHORPE & CO., LIMITED.-Corner Vernon  J- and Cedar streets, Nelson, manufacturers  of and wholcsalodealeis in terated -waters and  fruit syrups. Sole agentafor Halcyon Springs  mineral wator.   Telephone DO.  Agency, Department Marine nnd Fisheries!  March 20th,'1900.'  Board of steamboat inspection will sit at the  oltice of steamboat inspection. Custom House,  VANCOUVER, on the 2nd of April, 1900, for the  examination of applicants for the position of inspector of boilers and machinery. ,  JAMES GAUDIN,  /\         Agent, DcpartmcntiMarinc and Fisheries.  FOR   SALE.  Large two and a half story frame house, containing double dialing room, 1 bedrooms and  diossmgiooiii mill clothes clo=ots, dining room,  lawo kitchen, hot and cold water, bath room  with bath complete, toilet; lighted with electricity; within live minutes walk of the business por-c  tion of tho city; beautiful situation overlooking  the lake. Two lots, each 25\120 feet, fenced; and  with lawn in front. A very desuable residence,  ncwlj furnished and carpeted throughout with  best furnituie and carpcLs. Furniture and  kitchen utensils will be sold cither with the  house or separately. ,  " For lei m8 and pai ticnlars apply (o XV A. Galliher, at the ofllce of Uallihor sc Wilson, over Mc-  Arthui'b furniture store, Baker htrcet, Nelson,  B. C.  NOTICE. ,  Notice is heieby given that I intend to apply at  tho ,nc\t meeting of the Boaid of License com-  miteiomsib foi the Gify of Nelson, held after the  pxpiiatmn yf thntj dajs from the date hereof,  fora transfer of the saloon license now- held by  me, dated the loth day of January, lifno. foi the-  _, Glue IJotsaloon, wtuate on the west half of lot, 4  block 2, Nelson, B. C, to John Lindblad of Nelson, B. O.  Dated this 3rd day of March, 1900.  Witness t  H. H. XVako. W. A. WARD.  Contractors and Builders  WILL DO WELL TO  Buy Their Lumber  AT  G. 0. Buchanan's  A largo stook of first-class dry material on  hand, also a full lino of sas>h, doois, mouldings,  turned work, etc.  Factory Work a Specialty  Yardi  Foot ot Hdndryx straoS, Nolson  great  love  for   seii, and   are not \ [���LM  Dnn    As/stM-i-  ^villing to admit that history will j Teieimonc. m   tfQl\R Haes Jig��!H  Vernon  Street, Nelson.  SMOKE  ROYAL SEAL  AND  KOOTENAY BELLE  CIGARS  kootenay Cigar Mfg. Co.  MIUON, MllltSIl COLUMBIA  r.1msWrer~& cot  IIIIEM KHS A.\'�� DOITI.EltS OV  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  Prompt and regular  delis cry to llio trado  Brewery at Nelson  Nelson   Wine   Co.  CHOIGF. WINES AHD LIQUORS  Spui.il .mention yncn to f.miib trade  Slil-tOU, li. C. AIAAAClUS  FLOUR AND FEED.  TJRACKMAN & KEK MILLING COMPANY  -JJ_LT1>.���Front ttroet, Nelson, wholesale dealers in flour, oatmeal, etc., and hay and grain.  Mills at Kdmonton, Victoria, and New vVest-  imnster.  AEOHITECm  EWART & CARRIE-Architects.   Room* 7  and 8 Ahwddfln block. Baker utrafiK Nf1��oh.  engineers!     ~  piIIAULKS PAHKKH-rMiiniiRiuid milling cit-  ^   xlncer.   West Baker "Sticet. Nelson.  ^ADE~S~~UNION&  NKLSON MINEIIS' UNION NO. !K, W. V. ot  M.���Moots in miners;" union mums, north-  ea^l corner Victoria and Kootonay Mrecta, ovory  fc.iturday c\uning at 8 o'clock. Visiting uienl-  hurs welcome.  Jambb Wn Ki.a,.Soo'y.    Cii.is. A. McKay, Pros.  TIIK rewilnr meet ings of the Carpenters' Union  ate held on Wpdm"*lny ovoiiiiik of each  week, at 7 o'elo< k. in the MmciV Union hall corner Victoiia and Kootenay streetw.  it, KOlMNriON  Prurient.   JAM tin COLLINO. .Secretary.  TKAJJES AND L t HOll COUNCIL -The repd-  i.u meeting* of UioNcKon Tiade^ai'd Landr  Council will beheld in the miners" uj'ion hull,  veomcrof Victoiia and Kootenay i-ticots, on Iho  ilrht and thud Thursday of each month, at  7.��J j>. in.  U. J. 'I iiolti'B. Prq-t. J. IL Mat fteso.v, Sec'y.  FBA^RNAL_SOCIETIES.  NELSON LODGE. NO. 23, A. V. Sc A. M.  Moots second Wednesday In each, month.  Sojourning brethren Invited.  NIOHTS OK PYTHIAS- Nolson Lod  23, Knights of Pythias, moots in I  Hnll, cornor Baker and Koptonaj'  NOTICE.  The Uuek'a\eih'and Masons' Union, No 2, of  Nelson, ie-,pctfiillj wish to notif\ contractor),,  iindiil) vihom it may concent, that fiom April  Ibt, I'XtO, they hn\ o conchidrd to adopt the carhl-  hourd.tj, ut02J eenNpfcr liom, being a icd mi ion  fi om tho old rate of Wii cente |>ci hour. Then object ,s lo give conductors sullicioiit time before  sending in their tenders for work, believing it  will benefit all coned ned.  J. W. KTCHKK, President.  JOSEPH CLAKK.Sccietary.  Nelson. March 11th. 1900.  -      NOTICE.  The Painters',.Uifion of Nelson have decided  Unit on and after Aim! lht. l'XX), that lhun' work  day nluill be nine h6ur> and their uagu S3 jO per  day.  The object oM liu Union in making their deter-  munition uublie, is to j,'s\'e (.anlniuo;-. notice, --o  lit, to enable tliein to tendei on %*Q.-k on the new  basis of bouts and -H.iges  T. O  SKATBO. President.  noiiV.HT FUIHK. Secretarj.  Nelson, 11. C, Al xich 20th. I'XM.  NOTICE.  Conti.irlors and builders are hereby uohlled  thai on .m�� after Apiil 1st, thf follow ing vc i!e Of  w.iuen will be demanded- Slort.ir mi\eisand  hod oarrwrs, <M 3) for eight hoisis, otlici bpildiiig  laborers, $'A tor eight houi ss, e\c.i\.itojs ;w ienls  an hour. Tins notice N given tutliattlio-.cnhorn  it mit) concern cm consider it in ioudei ing for  con ti acta.  P. C, 8HACKLETON, Recprding Sccrctnrj,  Nelson Laborers' Protect ho Union 8lS|.  SAWMILL   FOR   SALE  The saw null and plant lately owned In Joseph  T. JCobeits, ut Icvkcit"*. Landing1., awl consisting  Of a .10 horse powei boiler, engine, Oi'iJIith &  Wedge top tig sawmill, edgur, planei, belting,  etc, etc., will be Mild whoio they now t>t.uid.  Apnly lo  TAYLOIl & HANNINGTON, Solicitor*.  Notice of Application for License.  I, Adolphc |���ii>oinlo. of the Cit j of Nelson, In  lhe province of iirlli-b Coltnnbls. hotel keeper,  hciebj give notice lh.it I intend toapiili to the  Hoard of License Com1nlw.1011ct.3for llie Cily of  Nelson, at I hen lin-t meeting to In- held after the  expiration of thirly dajs from this tf.ite for a  license' to sell wine*. M'ini.- beer nnd other for  mettled and intoxicating liquors by ictnil, 1:1 my  hotel, known as the "Jloiitie.il Hotel, '-itttatoon  lots nuuiliuied -��tnud '.'!, iii block numbered Di, m  the wud Cit} of Nelson. A. LAPOJNTK.  Nelson. 11. C, Fcbrimiy 8th. IUuO.  K  Wb'  No.  ).F.  ��.- streets, every  Tuesday ovoning at 8 o'clock, visiting Knights  cordially invited to attend.  R. G. JOY. K. ot P.. & S.   LE0NA1UJ SCOTT, C. C.  N���ELSON*l7o. L., No. 1602, meets in I. O. O. V.  Hall, comer llaker and Kootenay streets,  1st, and 3rd   Friday  of each  month.   Visiting  brethcrn cordially invited.  Ji. Koiiivsos. w.M. W. Ch\w Koiin, Kec.-Soc.  NKLSON Ailili:, Number 22, Fraternal Order  of Eagles, meets every hecomi aud fourth  Wednesday ineach month  iu Fiatornity Hall,  Visiting brethren welcome,  XV. G08NBM., Pro-idonU  CicakmcA PjuMwkk, Secretary  ^neFtoToan  AT 7 PER CENT  ON BUSINESS PROPERTY  Aiiply G. L. LJ.'NNOX, Solicitor. Kclbon H, C  Notice of Application, for License.  I hciebj give notice that t intend toappli to  tho Hoard of Licencing Commtssmneis of the  f ity of jNel-on at its uc\t meeting for an hotel  license for the picmisc.Mtu.itc upon lot 21, block  63 (northcd-st corner ot Vernon and Hall streets)  In tho citj of Nelson. It E. LEMON.  TN  TIIE  MAT'IPR OF AN APPLICATION  J-   l.'OH A. DL PLK ATI: OF A CLH1 JFK'ATK  OF *UTLK to lots eleven (II) and twel\e  block tw cntj'-set en (J7), City of NeKmi, IJ. C.  <12).  Notice i-heiebj givon that it is mj intention  at iho expiration nf one month ftom the  publication hereof, to is-.uo a duplicate of tho  Ccitillcato of Title lothe .1I1010 lauds, ii.��ucd to  GcuigoA. J< JIall, on Ihe a*lli ttaj of December,  IS'Jf, and numbered 16&J K.  S. Y. WOOTON,  llogi>tr.ir ftoncral,  Land Registry Office, Victoria, U. C. l'Jth Feb-  inarj.IiiOO.  Fruit and Ornamental Trees  Rhododendrons, Romis, Fancy Evergreens  Magnolas. Hiillw.now Lioplcstcdcccds, for��pniig  planting. Lugest and 1110-t complete stock in  Wostoi 11 Cinudn. I all and make } our selections  or si ml for catalogue. AddiCbS at the nursery  gi ouiids and Krcciihou&C.  M. J. UKNKY.  3000 Wcstiuiustor Koad, Vaucouver, 1$, C. THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON, B. C, TUESDAY MARCH 27 1900  i  U i  l%'i  lis    I  I;  I1  I  S  W  it  1  I  UST RECEIVED  A DIRECT IMPORTATION OF  Brushes  BATH   TOOTH    NAIL   HAIR  Baker Street, Nelson  W. F. Teetzel & Co.  Clothing    Clothing  Now is the time to get a bargain iu Clothing as we are  giving a liberal discount on  these goods for the next few  clays in order to make room  for spring goods which are arriving daily  The Nelson Clothing House  217 219 Baker Street  ������.���"->���>> ���>*���>�������*��� ^- ��-��� ^ ^ ^- ^. -0-0-0-0 ���0--0-0?0i-0-0^��^  &  ;j; ESTABLISHED  IU   NELSON IN   1890  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  Hi  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  Hi  iti  Hi  Hf  iti  Hi  Hi  iti  iti  I am here my friends to let you know I am all right.  Kimberly and Ladysmith have been relieved and I am still  in Nelson with a year of prosperity ahead of me. Everything is pointing this way, and I am here with my up-to-  date line of goods ready to compete with eastern pi-ices. I  am recieving goods every day direct from the factories,  which are for sale, and I am prepared to guarantee the  quality. Come and examine our stock; no trouble to show  goods. I have 1000 kinds to suit you all. Jewelry of all  kinds, also precious stones, sterling silver in all the latest  designs and'patterns. Bradley & Hubbard's up-to-date art  goods. Kara, 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 DOVEB, THE JEWELEH  NELSON, B. C.  ������^-0-0-0^s^s>-0-0iP^!s^p      ^af'.^s^spsr.^t.^.^.spc:-  \W  xti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  xti  iti  Hi  Hi  iti  Hi  iti  iti  fi  Great  Clearing  Sale ���.  | $12,000   Stock  of  Dry   Goods  ��    , Selling at Wholesale Cost  cn   H . "   ^ -       We have decided to sell out our dry g*oods and  g|| continue exclusively  in clothing,  boots,  shoes and  ^ gents' furnishings, and now offer all our dry goods  gp stock at  wholesale   prices.    This  includes  all   our  l|| spring goods now in stock and in transit from the  ^ east- -It is-the first���time-in the history-of Nelsorr  ^ that a stock of this size has been offered to the pub-  H| lie at  such a low rale,  and all   wanting  bargains  j|| 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. _  ^      We have received a large consignment of  ^ Underskirts which are Exceptional Values.  ^ Fancy Percules Underskirts at 75c  !H Black Sateen Underskirts at $1.25 and $1.50  __% Fancy Colored   Mercerised   Sateen   Underskirt (floun-  Jg ced) at S2.15 and $2.75  jg Fancy Colored Silk Underskirts at $3.25  sP New Shirt Waists at 50 and 75c  9  .Black Sateen Shirt Waists at $1^  ^ Fancy Colored Mercerised Shirt Waists at $1.75  9 See our new Sailor Hats at 40 and 60 cents  CITY LOCAL NEWS  Los Angeles Tidings: "Mrs. M.  Madden of 530 Brent street left  Tuesday for Nelson, British Columbia. Sho goes by way of San Francisco and Sacramento, where she  lived for twenty years. Mrs. Madden leaves her property interests  here in charge of P. W. Croake."  Major Benson, district officer  commanding, has written the local  militia officers to state that the  military authorities exjaecb Nelson  to furnish ten men toward the  Esquimalt garrison^ and that these  will be sent for as soon as preparations can be made to accommodate  them. He expresses the opinion  that the garrison will be wholly  under the direction of the British  war office. /,  J. K. Strachan, city clerk, left  last night for New York, whence he  sails on April 4th per S.S. Germanic,  White Star line, for Liverpool. He  will spend some time in Loudon and  then visit his mother at Hearne Bay,  Kent.  The United Charities Organization hold a general meeting on  Thursday night at which reports of  the work to date Avill be presented  by T. J. Sims, secretary, and other  officers.  Argument was heard yesterday  at the court house in the case of  Briggs vs. Conright, an action of  trespass on the, Monarch mineral  claim, in which evidence was taken  at Kaslo last week. The argument  was continued today. Elliot &  Lennie appeared for plaintiff and  A. Whealler of Whealler & Martin,  Kaslo, for defendant.  C. D. Mackenzie, who is superintendent of the Arlington;'.mine in  place of the late Maurice Bucke, is  opening an office in the premises  recently vacated Joy the Loudon &  British Columbia Goldfields Company.  ..  A movement is on - foot all over  the C. P. K. system to devote a half  day's pay for each man to be added  as a contributionfrom the employees  of the road to the Canadian  Patriotic Fund. Circulars have  been issued to all the men in this  district, and the amount Avill be  deducted from the March payroll.  A committee representative of all  the classes of men employed has j  been foi med for British Columbia.  This includes conductor D. McKay,  brakeman J. Kenny and master  mechanic T. F. Patterson, ali of Nelson. The circulars state specifically  that no pressure is to be used in  soliciting subscriptions.  T. MeLeod, Grand Trunk railway  conductor, of London, Ontario, was  in Nelson yesterday on his way  home from a tour through Mexico.  Mr. MeLeod has a choice collection  of fire opals-which he purchased at  the mines, 100 miles north of the  City of Mexico.  Robert Mee, travelling C. P. R.  locomotive engineer, was in the city  yesterday inspecting the five locomotives running out of Nelson and  performing the other duties connected with his office. He created  consternation in the mind of yard-  master Clarence Ogilvie by announcing that the pride of the yard,  the Mogul switcher No. 581, would  be sent across the river shortly.  The subscriptions to tho Canadian  Patriotic Fund filed at the Bank of  Montreal to date are as follows:  Loudon & B. C. Goldfields, Limited,  $100, Nelson fire department, $72,  employees of Granite miue, $134.50;  at the Bank of British Columbia the  following contributions have been  paid in: J. II. Bowes, $10, G. V.  |\Holt, $10, and Joe Williams, $1.  Ernest R. Woakes is announced  in London as the superintendent of  the Granite, Queen Bess, Proprietary, Poorman mines, and other  subsidiary enterprises of the Duncan Mines, Limited.  J. A. Mara will leave Nelson today for Kamloops, where he intends  to spend a short time aud then go  ���to Victoria, where he will probably  make his home.;; He claims that he  is no longer a politician, in fact  that he is too poor to engage in the  business. Mr. Mara.is a large holder  of improved property iu Nelson,  and says that no town in the province has a better appearance today.  "Dick" Gallop was in Nelson yesterday looking like a capitalist.  Alderman Hodder and James  Waugh of Kaslo" viewed Nelson's  busiest street yesterday with that  calm indifference that is characteristic of people from large commercial centers when on visits to  country towns.  E. P. Whalley is once again the  active manager of the Nelson Soda  Water Works and is pushing the  business now that the demand for  soft drinks is increasing.  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.  o    !l  NKLSON  KASLO  SANDON  BUSINESS   MENTION.  Garden  Seeds  Canada Drug & Book Go.  We are ready for your gardening. Fresh seeds' tn bulk, both  Vegetable and Flower Seeds, also  Lawn Grass and White Clover.,  Prices same as Eastern Catalogues  HUDSON'S BAY  COMPANY.-  Canada Drag & Book Co.  NELSON  Brown & Co.  2C9 BAKEIt STREET  To Rent.���Comfortable furnished  room with use of bath. Carbonate streot few  doors cast of Josephine street. Address 11. A.  ]j.. Tribune ollice.  To Let���Furnished or unfurnished, eight-room residence. Modern conveniences. 'Workshop and woodshed. Corner of  Hoover and Kails streets. Apply E. P. W.,  Box 518.  For rent cheap to desirable par-  tics, hotel and store at llalfour. For particulars  apply to U. S. Gallop, ICaslo, 11. C.  Wanted���Pupils, by experienced  gentleman teacher for violin, viola, and mandolin,   Address Box 098, Nelson.  Wanted���a young girl to do light  hou=o work and assist in caring fer young child.  Apply to Mrs. T. M. Ward, corner Victoria and  Josephine streets.  Hack   calls   left at  the Bodega  Saloon.   Telephone 171.  For   sale���Upholstered   polished  oak folding barber chair, and complete outfit;  nearly new. Just tho thing for camp or small  town.   ��25.   Address, Hitchcock, Kobson, U.�� C.  Man going to Cape Nome has consigned all his household furniture to Niekerson.  Baker btreet, opposite Queen's hotel. Call and  ha\e ,i look. Blankets, -.hects, Ublc cloths, pillows, and everything you want. Goods must be  sold at once.  With our groceries in your cupboard every meal will be a joy. Kirkpatrick &  AVilson, the leading grocers.  For Rent���About 50 acres of cultivable land; 5 acres cleared. Situate on Columbia & Kootenay railway, 17 miles west of Nelson.  Easy, terms.   Apply to J. P. Manhart, Nelson.  Wanted���Skirt and waist makers. Enquire nt Mrs. Halton's dressmaking parlors, Madden block.  Piano i'or sale; practically new;  Address Box 231, Nelson.  Sewing girls wanted, at the Hudson's Bay stores, Nelson.  Wanted���Portable    engine    and  boiler, sawmill, planer, edgcr and lath-mill.  Capacity not less than ten thousand a day. Sawmill, Tribune Ofllce.  '.'Niekerson'���Watchmaker,   Baker  street, opposite Queen's hotel. Twenty-five years  experience.  When' "your   watch   don't   keep  time, see Niekerson, Baker street. Satisfactory  work or no charges.  To Let���Six-roomed  house with  bath. Apply at second hand store opposite post-  ofiiec.  Ward Bros.  REAL ESTATE AND  INSURANCE AGENTS  Railroad Supplies  Get our prices on  Wheelbarrows, Picks, Shovels, Camp Outfits, Drill Steel  Iron and Steel, Drill Hammers; Sledge Hammers  Axes, Saws, and Bellows  We Offer the Best Values in Kootenay.  LAWRENCE HARDWARE COMPANY  Hf  Hi  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  Hi  Hi  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti.  iti  xS(  185  ���0-0?0^5^^^^^S^St2g^  BAKER   STREET $  xti  Hi  iti  Hi  iti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  Newly Laid  Town Eggs  Strictly Fresh  40c per doz. at  KIRKPATRICK & WILSON'S  The Leading"  Grocers. ...  xti  iti  iti  C*W.A ��J  Are You Satisfiee?  Agents for J. & J. TAYLOR SAFES  Bogustown)   Fairview   Addition.  A. R. SHERWOOD  REMOVAL SALE  We have moved into the Hall block, and will  be pleased to meet all our customers and friends.  Wo cordially invito jou to ghe us a call. You  i\ ill Und our goods m.a ked at quick selling prices.  Tins stock include* Ready-lo-^ear Clothing,  Furnishings, Hate and Caps, Boots and Shoes.  209 Baker Street,  Hall block  BROWN & GO.  REAL ESTATE  INSURANCE AND  GENERAL AGENT  With the tea you are using. If not, try our Special  Ceylon in bulk, which for excellence and flavor has  no equal.   Ask for a sample.  THE WEStERN MERCANTILE COMPANY,  Limited.  FANCY AND STAPLE GROGKIUKS  BA.li.KU STREET, NELSON  MZ  m-t  7*_^jt  mm  1'(=3'f=3'$  ��$  ^  L J. Robie  FASHIONABLE  INCORPORATED 1670.  After looking all over town, and  getting prices on Carpets and Linoleums, come to us, We can suit  you.  J.LLIOT BLOCK  BAJKKK STKKKT  is  to replace  Shabby Awning*  Place your order with  THEO.   MADSON  'ents,  Awnings, and  all kinds of Canvas Goods |  Manufactured to Order I  BAKER STREET. NELSON. I  American ^xminsiers, $25 to $30  English Axminsters and Wiltons, ali  sizes  English Brussels and Velvets, $9 to  Workmanship and  quality or goods t\_Q  best obtainable  Opposite Silver ICiiif Hotel, Baker streot, Nelson  CUtTpRIOEsTIs THE  ORDKR OF THE DAY  First door west  of Bank of British  Columbia building.  Baker Street  Charles D. J. Christie  GENERAL BROKER ,  i doors ��est of Dominion Kxprcss- offlcp.  P. O. Box 523.  i'honos: Office in, House 1G2  KOll SALK  1-room house nnd 3 lots  ,?I jOO  1 lot, on Cmbon.itc street.....     100  t lots (Jbodnutory street  .     (SjG  2 lotb uiul 1-roorn lioiis.e   J100  7-ROOM HOUSE FOR BENT  Loans and Insuianco promptly attended to.  J. EoANMABLE  We have sold 75 per cent of all the  Portland Cement  Fire Briek and .K  Fipe Clay t          Used-in-Kootenay.-^  We also handle . j$  Steel Mining Rails,  Blacksmith's Coal, Sewer Pipe, Etc.  ffl  id  %  1'(Z3',Z3'  m  ���e=*'6  'C=t.f  ;@i  And I want to bo in It. I havo jusfc received  Ml samples ot Suitings and OverooatiiiRS, representing a $50,000 stoelc to choose from made to  your order at prices never before heard of in Nelson. All tho latest fads in Fancy Vcstings for  Fall and winter.  Ladies' tailoring in all its branches a specialty.  Lowest prices.   Rooms 1 and 11, Hillyor block.  STEVENS, The Tailor  GENERAL  BROKER  Tince d.voilinghous>es for bale on easy terms,  One lot   on   Stanley   street,  opposite Royal  hotel, for sale at a baigain.  One scvcii-roonxed house and ono three-room  house for rent.  Bee ANNABLE  Tropical and California Fruits  BANANAS     ORANGES     LEMONS     APPLES  Received Daily from Spokane.  r. o. box no. '  HOUSTON BLOCK  Blue Ribbon Tea Always on Hand.  Fiesh lisga Received Daily  ine Tailoring  Smyrna, $1.25 to $4  Axtrjinster, $1.25 to $5  Wilton, $6 to $10  In all sizes.  All carpets tiuule and laid in a workmanlike  m.mnti, free of cliaigc.  Hudson's Bay Stores  'FJZLEpmm is  CLEANING  AND  REPAIRING  YOUR OWN GOODS MADE UP  OLD CLOTHES MADE GOOD AS NJDW  ARTHUR GEE  Opposite Clarke Hotel.  MERCHANT TAILOR  Contracting Piiintots, Decorators, P.ipcrhangers.  I'nll line of iv,ill paper, niouldiiiKS, etc, iuilso-  . nulling aim Tmiinjj. tftiiotly JlrstoUss work,  j JLt.sUin.ites furnished.  A. R. BARROW, A.M.I.C.E.  PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  Comer Victoria and Kootenay Streets.  P. O. Box 5.W. TELEPHONE NO. 95  TENDERS~~WANTED  FOR  REAL ESTATE.  John /^, frviqg & Go.  j Residence Mm Street,   MI?! CUM    K   f*  Tenricii ivill be received by tho xindersigncd  until Vi o'clock noon on Moiiu.iy, Apiil 2nd, 1!X)0  fortl1efollow1ngdei5cr1bedrc.il estate in Nelson.  Lols7and8and Lots 15and ]() in Block 10, together ttillilho improvements llieieon, consisting of tlio Silver King hotel and u one-story residence.  Terms cash. The highest or any tender not  mcee&saiily accepted.  CAROLINE THELIN,  Administratrix estate of Johh Johnson, deceased.  JNclron, Jj, C, March 2nd, 1900.  Head Office at  M"BLSO��, B.  O.  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers in Meats  Markets at Nelson, Rossland, Trail, Kaslo, Ymir, Sandon, Silverton Now  Denver, Revelstoke, Ferguson, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade City' Midway, and Vancouver. J'   Mail Orders Promptly Forwarded  That Light is Poor  GAS FITTING OUE SPECIALTY  PLUMBING OP ALL KINDS  Victoria Street, opposite Postoffice.  IET US PUT IN CAS  STRAGHAN BROS.


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