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The Nelson Tribune 1900-03-30

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 DAILY EDITION], BY  MAIL  FIVE  DOLLARS A YEAR  WEEKLY EDITION  BY MAIL  TWO  DOLLARS A YEAR  EIGHTH  YEAR  NELSOW PEIDAY MORKING, MARCH 30 1900.  PRICE FIVE  CENTS.  A TERRIBLE EXPLOSION AT  Five-Mile Point.  A frightful catastrophe occurred  yesterday afternoon, resulting in  the death of two employees of the  Ontario Powder Company, Harry  Gervan. a well known and popular  young Nelson man, and "William  "Way, who came fiom Tweed, Ontario, a few weeks ago Avith the  men brought out by tho company  when it took over the powder factory at Five-mile point.  The victims of the accident wore  working in the packing hou^e when  ���100 pounds of dynamite exploded.  Both -were instantly killed, their  bodies hurled many yards from the  point where tho explosion occurred,  and horribly mangled. The cause  of the explosion cannot even be  conjectured.  A few  minutes  before  3  o'clock  the men employed on  the  dock, in  the nitrator  and  in tho  soda  factory and bholl house  at the powder  works were  startled  by  a tremendous explosion "which   threw them  about like ninepins.    Daniel Smith,  the -owner,   Charles   Griffin.  Fred  Lancy and Frank  Newby were unloading  a  couple  of  cars  of soda  from a barge tied up at the dock,  probably 100 yards from the packing house.    Laney was just at  the  door  of one  of  the  cars, and   Lhe  rush of air hurled him into the car  and against the opposite door with  great  force.    Archie' Murray, another employee, was cut ou the right  temple,   but   not   seriously    hurt.  Tom  Way,  a  brother of  AVilliam  AVay, was in tho soda factory, -and  was hurled  under a  table.    James  Gibbon,    manager  of   tho   works,  was  in   the   nitrate  building   800  yards from the packing  house but  was not hurt.   Wheu the air cleared  after the  rain of debris,  tiie  men  hurried   out to   find  the   packing  house and a small store house adjoining   wiped   off tho   earth,    it  was known that the only occupants  "were Gervan and  AVay, and a hurried   search   was  made   i'or- them,  Gervan'a body was found first. " It  laj beside a log  not more than 20  yards from the side of the packing  house and was terribly torn.     All  that was found of Way's body was  picked up in the lake at least 75 or  300 yards distant.    Neither  of the  men could have'known what struck  them.  Within a few minutes tbe steamer  International hove in sight aiid   D.Smith and Charles Griffin came into  the   city   with   the   news   of   the  disaster.    Dr, Hall, who was acting-  as  coroner  during  the   temporary  absence from the city of Dr. Arthur,  was apprised of the situation and  | jmade   arrangements   to   visit  spot.      The  -undertaker   was  notified.  ' The packing "house in which  disa;t-}r ojcurred was li by 20 feet  and contained nothing but the  hand packing machine for loading  the dynamite shells, a bench, some  sawdust_ and the _J00_pomidS_ of  lujuuTfa"ctured dynamite. After the  explosion it had utterly vanished,  aud the casual observer would not  have known that a, building had  ever stood on the site. Adjoining  it wad a building formerly used by  Charles Griffin as an engine house.  It was built of heavy logs, which  ���were carried ."50 feet away and  splintered in a manner which indicated the force of the explosion.  Since the Ontario.Powder Company  assumed control *o�� the industry  three uow buildings had been  erected, the nearest to the packing  house of these being the warehouse  which was badly wrecked. The  nitrator, in winch nitro-glycerine is  produced, was only damaged slightly, and the soda factory, as it is  termed, located some 100 yards  up the hill, also escaped serious  injury.  The report of the explosion was  heard in Bogustown, and principal  Clayton of the Ilumo addition  school saw the cloud of smoke  which rose.  The late Harry Gervan was a son  of James II. Gervan, one of the  proprietors of the Baldwin lion  Works at Ottawa, Ontario. He  came to Nelson a couple of years  ago and entered the ollice of C. D.  J. Christie, afterwards being iu  captain Troup's office, aud then on  the office staff at the Poorman mine  and the Nelson Hardware Company. Gervan was a talented actor  aud lofc Nelson last spring to tour  with the It. E. French Dramatic  company. He returned to the city  iu July last and worked in the  C. P. R. depot ticket office until a  couple of months ago, when he left  the  nl$o  the  to enter the employ of the Ontario  Powder Compauy, his uncle, James  Gibbons, being manager of the concern. He was prominent in amateur  theatricals, was end man in the  Nelson minstrels and a member of  the Nelson company, Rocky Mountain Hangers. He numbered friends  in Nelson by the score aud the news  of his untimely death came as a  great shock to them.  AVilliam AVay was from  Tweed,  Ontario, where he had  a wife  and  two children.    He was a thoroughly  experienced man and  had the respect and esteem   of his employers,  who had  selected  him  from  their  eastern staff to come west and start  their new  enterprise here.     AVay  was   an   expert   packer   and   had  handled  great  quantities  of  high  explosives during his experience in  tho business. The news of his death  was wired east yesterday afternoon.  A representative of The Tribune  accompanied Dr.  Hall,  the acting  coroner, to the scene of the catastrophe, arriving there a couple of  hours   after   the   explosion.     The  bodies were then lying where they  had been hurled, and after Dr. Hall  examined tho surroundings, the remains were placed  in  caskets  and  brought to the city.    An inquest is  considered unnecessary, as the only  witnesses who could give material  evidence regarding the cause of the  explosion weie  the  victims  themselves.  From the condition of the bodies  the men at the works believe they  were standing immediately over the  dynamite, aud that Harry Gervan  was facing him.    The last man who  saw     either     of      the      victims  was Fred Lancy, who  was unloading a car on the dock.    Shortly before  the accident he  saw  Gervan  come out of the  warehouse and go  toward   the   packing   house   with  three cases, such  as are used for  packing loaded  shells, in his  arms.  Tho   young   men  had arranged a  fishing excursion for  the  evening,  and as Gorvan passed into the packing house he made a joking remark  anent  tho  proposed trip.    Hardly  ten minutes bad elapsed before the  explosion took place.  The demolished, building was only  to have been used temporarily, the  compauy having 'determined to  erect a more commodious packing  house some distance up the hill.  AVith the limited output consequent on .starting business the  building, was considered large  cuough for piesent purposes.  Both bodies will probably be  buried in Nelson, and Harry Gervan  will probably be given a military  funeral by his comrades of the rifle  company.  ANNOUNCEMENTS   IN  THE  W. W. BARKER DISAPPEARS  Cranbrook News.  Cranrrook, March 28.���[Special  to The Tribune].���Walter AV. Barker has disappeared mysteriously,  and although a diligent search has  been made for him by friends and  officials during thepast two weeks, no  traces of his whereabouts, dead or  alive, have beeu ascertained.    Mr.  Barker came to this vicinity from  Trenton,   New   Jersey,   to   superintendent   the installation of the  tramway between the North  Star  mine and the North Star branch of  the C. P. R.     About  the  10th instant he came to Cranbrook to draw  money to pay off the men employed  ou his work.    That night he passed  at the Forrest hotel, in the morning  tendering a $5 bill in  payment of  his account.     The cashier not having the change at hand told him to  ���'let   it   go   until  he   came   down  again." To this Mr. Barker assented,  went out, and so far as is known to  the contrary, disappeared entirely  from tiie face  of  the  earth.     The  money was   not  drawn from  the  bank, so it could not be a case  of  "skipping out."    In two or  three  days    after   his arrival   here   his  friends     at    Kimberley     became  alarmed at his non-appearance and  instituted inquiries with the result  above stated. .'  Cranbrook is becoming a great  society towrn, secret, religious and  otherwise. In about three weeks  more a masonic lodge will be the  latest acquisition to the ranks of  the secret orders.  Prospecting with a diamond drill  on the Mastodon property, near the  mouth of Perry creek, and a few  miles from Cranbrook, will commence this week. For a starter  1000 feet will be bored. The ledge  is 100 feet wide, and a copper proposition.  Editor Simpson, of the Herald,  starts in about ten days for Cape  Nome.' On Friday evening of this  week his many friends will give a  banquet in Ins honor. Mr. Simpson has done much to enhance the  interests aud development of East  Kootenay since his arrival about  three years ago, and, his departure  wrili be sincerely regretted. AAre all  hope that he will return with a  carload of gold* next fall.  We have been having entertainments of all descriptions for many  months, and now,' for a change, a  number of musically gifted young  men havo decided upon a burnt  cork jubilee, to be given in the near  future.   Rehearsals are in progress.  along the entire roiile. Mr. Gerald  Balfour, chief secretary for Ireland,  who is just recovering from a  serious illness, will;leave tomorrow  in order to welcome the queen, who  will probably be accompanied by  lord Lansdowue, secretary of state  for war.  SMALL PARTIES OF BOERS  PEN PICTURE OF RELIEF OF  -Provincial Gazette.  Victoria, March 20.���The Official  Gazette of this week contains  notice of ,the following provincial  appointments: Arthur E. Herring  of New AVostminster, to be justice  of the peace; Ed Ed well of Fort  Steele, to bc__notaryi_public_;_ Alex  McRao of Revelstoke, to be mining  recorder for the Trout Lake mining  division, vice Thomas Taylor, resigned ; John Cochrane of Victoria,  JJenry H. AVatson of Vancouver,  and F. C. Stoarman of 'Nanaimo, to  be members of the, board of examiners under the Pharmacy Act for  1900.  Companies are incorporated as  follows: British Columbia. Fish,  (Hue 6c Oil Company of Vancouver,  capital, $330,000 ; Cariboo Exploration Company of Vancouver, capital, $323,000 ; Umatilla Gold Mining  Company of Rosslaud, $1,000,000.  Provincial courts of revision are  announced for May 7th as follows:  At Alberni for -Alberni, at Port  Simpson for Sueuna, at Telegraph  creek for Sitka, at Atlin for Bennet  lake and Atlin, at Barkerville for  Cariboo and at Rossland for Rossland riding, AVest Kootenay.  Action was instituted today by  the attorney-general on behalf of  the province of British Columbia,  cancelling the letters patent issued  by the Semlin government last November to the New V aneouver Goal  Company, and asking for an injunction restraining the company from  working under that portion of the  sea until the trial and determination of the case now pending.  Will Hang on Good Friday.  Ottawa, March 29.���[Special to  The Tribune.] ���Henry Williams, a  burglar who shot and killed J. E.  Varboe, a storekeeper in Toronto,  ou 9th November last will be  hanged in Toronto on 13th April  next, which is Good Friday, The  ease of AVilliams was before the  cabinet today, and an order-in-  council was passed allowing the  law"to_take its-coarser" AVilliams"  was engaged in burglarizing various scores when lie committed the  crime. lie is a young man, and on  that account some sympathy was  worked up in his behalf, but there  was nothing calling upon the government to interfere.  Honoring the Brave Dead.  London, March 30.���The Duke of  York has accepted from a resident  of Cork a thousand packages of  shamrock seed which -will bo sown  upon the graves of Irish soldiers in  South Africa.  Debate on Budget.  Ottawa, March 29���[Special to  The Tribune].���The debate on the  budget was continued today by  Cartwright, who replied to Foster.  He gave a careful analysis of Poster's speech. Tupper replied, and  made a personal attack ou Cartwright, saying he rendered no value  for his salary and that he lefl .sir  John MacDonald because he was  not made finance minister. Cart-  -wright said: "This is a falsehood."  , Travelling Free.  ,Ottawa, March 29.���[Special to  The Tribune].���In reply to Pettit,  Blair said Schreibfcr, chief engineer  and deputy minister of railways,  used a private car and visited Halifax with his wife and party recently.  Blair also informed Angers that  justice Burbridge, justice Sedgwick  and justice Chaveau, Quebec, travelled on passes on the government  railway. They had done so for  many years.  The Queen's Visit.  Loxnox, March 29.���Arrangements for the queen's visit to Dublin are nearing completion. Two  detachments of Life Guards left  London this evening to act as a  royal escort, and the trials of the  royal trains have been completed  Become Aggressive.  London, March 80, la.m.���The  Boers are concentrating in force  about 15 miles north of Bloemfontein in the rear of Glen, and lord  Roberts is sending forward troops  to engage them. The Seventh Infantry division and part of general  French's cavalry has been sent to  join the 14th brigade and the two  cavalry regiments that are holding  Glen and its environs. It does not  seem probable that the Boers will  give serious battle in the eouutry  north of Glen. Still" their evident  strength indicates >more than a  corps of observation.'  In small affairs the Boers are  daringly aggressive in all points of  the field of war. The Johannesburg  mounted police, esteemed by the  Boers to be tlieir best mounted  commando, are raiding the countiy  near Bloemfontein, harrassing the  farmers who have given up their  arms to the British arid carrying off  cattle. ��� There is a report from  Natal that a Russian soldier of fortune, colonel * Ganetikix, with a  hundred horsemen, is operating  close to the British outposts on the  western border.  The Boers have reoccupied Campbell and are in strength near Kings  and Barkly AVest. \ They shelled  the British camp "at AVarrenton on  AVednesday, but moved out of range  that night. Yesterday two British  guns enfiladed the Boer trenches  quieting tlieir Mausers. Lord Methuen, aud the forces that had  been operating in the" Barkly drs-  trict s have , been recalled to  Kimberley by lord Roberts. No  explanation has been given for thi*-,  but the mounted troop.* ��ro dissatisfied at having been ordered back.  The Boers aud disloyalists at Kenhardt have been dispersed aud  caused to retreat. General Parsons  is about to enter the town unopposed.  According to Pretoria advices,  Mafeking was bombarded for seven  hours on Tuesday. It is reported  in London that lord Kitchener will  be offered the post of commander-  in-chief hi India, succeeding - the  late sir William Lockhart, as soon l  as decisive successes have been ob- j  tained in the Transvaal, and general sir William Hunter will succeed him as lord Roberts' chief of  staff. The Indian newspapers have  been urging Kitchener's appointment.           Gladstone an Imperialist.  London, March 29.���Speaking today at a breakfast of the Liberal  agents at Nottingham, Herbert  _Gladstone,_son of_the_late statesman, declared that nearly all the  Liberals had agieed in regard lo  the settlement of the South African  question, and that it was the duty  of the government to make a recurrence of the war impossible, and  to show tbe world that British  power in South Africa was predominant, and that the British Hag  must wave over the whole of South  Afi ica.   Joubert's Funeral.  Pretoria, March 28.--General  Joubert was taken seriously ill  on Sunday morning. He was at his  office the previous day. lie buffered  great pain and became unconscious  some time after. The> complaint  was acute inflammation of the  bowels. The body will lie iu state  tomorrow, and will then be taken  by special train to the farm Rusti-  fontein, near AVakkerstrooni, where  it will be buried quietly, as Joubert  often requested, and Avithout military honors. Michael Davitt has  gone to Kroonstaadt.  Boers Concentrating  London, March 30.���A dispatch  to the Daily Chronicle from Bloemfontein, dated March 2Sth, pays:  "The Boers are active north of  Glen, about fifteen miles from hei e.  It is reported that they are concentrating in considerable foico.  Reinforcements of all arms are  being sent up from Bloemfontein,  including the seventh division and  a portion of general French's cavalry. The Johannesburg mounted  police are still raiding cattle and  harrassing the disarmed burghers  who are returning to their farms."  Kimberley.  London, March 29.���Never have  the mailed accounts from the  war  beeu  so  interesting.     AVithin the  last few days some fifty columns of  these have appeared in tho London  papers, and for the first time Great  Britain has learned the details that  maiked the ride of general  French  into Kimberley, the advance of lord  Roberts into the Orange Free State,  the corraling of general Cronje, the  advance to relieve Ladysmith, and  the terrors of the sieges of Kimberley and Mafeking.    From these interesting accounts, the  most  vivid  is perhaps the detailed  account of  general French's ride to Kimberley.  It is said that since the six hundred  light cavalry charged fruitlessly at  Balaklava no such spectacular sight  has been recorded in the annals  of  war.   In this case there were 10,000  cavalry, and with them were  some  400 guns.  The correspondent of the  London Times describes these things  as follows:  "From  Modder river, from Rensburg and from DeAar the  cavalry,  mounted infantry and horse artillery came in long lines silently.   On  Monday the march began.   Ham-  dam, eight miles, to the  south,-was  soon passed, and a sharp  skirmish  secured Dekeil's Drift on Reit river.  After a halt of a  day they moved  on.      Day   after day the  cavalry  moved at  high pressure  over  the  shadeless veldt during the  hottest  hours  of the day.    On  Thursday,  the 15th, at 10 o'clock, the  critical  advance was made, and the shelling  and capture of two laagers a few  miles out of Klip Drift, on  the northern side of the  river, cleared the  way for the junction of the forces  encamped  on   Modder   river  some  five miles cast of the border.    This  body was composed of Kitchener's  and Roberts' Horse and two .more  regiments of mounted infantry before they entered the great plain of  Alexandersfonteiu.     The     contingents from Modder river,  the Scots  Greys, Household Cavalry and two  lancer ' regiments   alsov joined  the  force,   which   now  numbered   tea  thousand  men, seven batteries of  horse artillery and three  field  batteries.  " Tlieir entry into the f plain was  the signal for the great event of  the day. The plain is perhaps 'So  miles in width and 5 in length. On  verging slightly to the north it is  fringed With kopjes. At Devilier's  farm, at the north end of the plain,  the column halted- and reformed  after watering the horses. They  had come ten miles and had broken  the ring around the besieged town.  The pace at which the advance had  been made, had both minimized the casualties and prevented  Cronje from appearing with J0,000  men to line the kopjes on the plain.  Meantime, the cavalry pushed on,  and the pace began to tell, horse  after horse falling dead from  some wound uunoticed_iu_the_ heat  of the fight.  '���There was no time to pause, and  at last, some three miles on, the  first sight of Kimberley burst upon  our sight. The long weaty weeks  of anxiety, the disappointment of  Magersfontein and heart aches of  deferred hope were alike forgotten.  Kimberley was relieved and the remainder   of   the  march  might  ns  such a matter, saw in the swiftness  of the hands that he was playing  at last with a master in the game  of war, flung over the hopes on  which he had so long been building,  threw his dreams to the winds and  fled.  "It is not every commander that  knows the hour of abandonment as  well the moment for assault, and is  as willing to break his plans as to  make them, but Cronje is one of  them. Only his experieuco of our  methods made him a day late. He  still counted on our indecision and  his security undid him.  The   fierce  rearguard   action  of  February 16th  with Cronje  under  Kitchener, during which the Canadians suffered so severely is fully described by the London Times' correspondent from Paardeberg, who  after   saying  that  the  Canadians  specially showed magnificent and  almost   reckless    courage   writes:  '���When once the battle had beg-un  it was almost eutirely a soldiers'  and regimental officers' battle, and  the way the soldiers fought reflects  the greatest credit on  them.    Exhausted by a week's  marching and  fighting,  many  of   them  without  food or drink since  the previous  afternoon,    their    steadiness    and  courage could hardly be surpassed.  Perhaps the most reckless bravery  was shown by the AVelsh, the Corn-  walls and   the  Canadians, but all  the regiments behaved splendidly,  and it would be  invidious  to  distinguish especially any single one."  Trouble in Korea.  London, March 29.���The Evening  News publishes a dispatch from  Kobe, Japan, under today's date,  announcing that Russia has demanded leave to land troops near  Masanphe, Korea, the dispatch says,  wants outside interference.  Yokahama, March 30.���M. Pav-  loff, Russian minister to Korea, is  pressing his demands at Seoul, and  the Japanese minister to Korea,  Hayaiassi Gonzouke, is discussing  the situation with him.  Joubert a Great Loss. �� *  Paris, March 29.���The Paris press  is unanimous in eulogizing general  Joubert, whose death is considered  a serious loss^to the rebels. All the  papers agree in thinking that a  change in the chief command is  bound to have grave consequences  for the Boer * operations. Many  think, however, that president  Kruger is fully equal to the taSk,  and that, considering his military  reputation, the resistance of the  Boers is likely to become more  stubborn than ever.  Van Home on Cuba.  New York, March 29.���Ex-president sir AVilliam Van Horne, of the  board of the Canadian Pacific railway, has just returned from Cuba.  "I am very much impressed," he  said today, "with the excellent condition of affairs down there, principally due to the efforts of general  AVood, and I believe that when the  United States gets ready to grant  self-government to that people  they will be very well able to take  care of themselves."  well have been a review. The Boors  on the north of the, town at the  intermediate station and Kampher-  daiu were filing their last shots  from their great guns in ignorance  of their failure on the south, but  thone soon .stopped and general  French entered the town. AVithin  a moment, and it had put on its  {lags and decorations. Cronje lying  in insolent security across the  kopjes of Kimberley heaid that an  army had bioken at live poiuts into  the state, ancl was moving no one  "knew where.  "Accustomed to the dragging impotence of our advances when unaided 'by the railway, he sent his  outposts to stop us at Modder liver  and the Beit. But the men to  whom the task had been entrusted  either found our scouts before thorn  or awaited them in too leisurely a  mood. Gencial French swept-t]m  drifts with his cavalry and hisgunv  and the men who beheld them fled.  Then dining successive nights the  unseen arm was extended between  the i i\ er.s and the .Modder was  seized. The great moment came  when, with a hand on eitherstream,  the cavalry division was flung forward in a wide swoop to tlw northeast and   Kimberley was   relieved.  Cronje, who needs uo instruction in   stiff left punch on the jaw.  The Johannesburg Mines.  London, March 20.���The Pretoria  correspondent of the Daily Mail  telegraphing yesterday, says: "Al  though it is true that tho state  mining engineer has made borings  iu the mines, I am officially informed that this is without the  government's sanction, and that  the question of tho destruction of  the mines as a last resort has still  to bo discussed by the executive."  Methuen Returns,  Jvi.mberi.EV, March 29.���'Lord  Methuen has returned from Jiarkly  district. Tho mounted troops under,  him'are expected tomorrow. They  were at Jjikatlong when they received the order from lord Roberts  to return here. It is reported that  the Boers have reoccupied Campbell, and that they are in strong  force near AVarrenton, Barkly AVest  and Tdungs.  Kruger's Boast.  London, March 30.���The Bloemfontein correspondent of the Morning Post, telegraphing AVednesday,  says: "President Krugor boasts his  intention to retake Bloemfontein  within a week, and it appears probable that the Boers are advancing  in force southward."  A Short Scrap  Baltimore, Maryland, March 29.  ���Tom Sharkey and "Stockings"  Conroy of Troy, New York, were to  have gone ten rounds at the Music  Hall tonight, but Sharkey put Conroy out in the third round  with  a  BOERS ARE INDICTED BY AN  American Correspondent.  London,   March  29.���The   most  serious    indictment   of   the   Boer  methods of warfare  which has  yet  appeared  in  England comes from  Julian  Ralph, the   American   war  correspondent, in a letter from Kimberley published in this morning's  Daily Mail.   It is in part as follows :  " It is a war steadily, stealthily"  planned  by the queen's Dutch subjects and  the Dutch  republics for  fully 20  years.    For  between four  and six years they have been equipped for it.    They began purchasing  arms and  planning defences before  the Jameson raid.     Let no one fool  you with the falsehood  about that.  Finally president Steyn consented.  "Next rid your mind of the notion you are  crushing two farmer  republics.    There  is not a  farmer  in the two republics, and only one,  the Free State,  was a  republic in  any way except misnaming.    These  people are herders of cattle,  sheep  and goats, like the Israelites of old,  and the Afridis, Turks  aud Balkan  people of today.   His (the Boer's)  so-called farms are as nature made  them,'   merely   patches   of   veldt  whereon his cattle graze.   On each  one  he  has  built a  houierbut  its  surroundings are almost invariably  more repellant and disorderly than  any houses I  ever saw  except the  cabins of freed slaves iu the United  States.    Their  camps   and  strongholds from which we  have  ousted  them are the filthiest places I have '  known men of any soi t  to  live  in,  and I have  seen  Red  Indian, Chinese and  Turkish  camps,  and  the  camps of many sorts of black men.  '   "As to their bravery and honor I  -  have seen aud heard sufficient  to  fill a page of the  Daily Mail  with  accounts   of   tlieir    cowardly and  dastardly behaviour before I came  to Kimberley/* But I find  they are  guilty  of   different   and    original  enormities.    Here they killed  our   <  wounded, and laid their bodies in a  row aftei- one of the forays out =of  town.     SSere   they* armed, many   .  blacks to.fight against us,showiug  all   the   world   how   scandalously  fraudulent were their exclamations  of horror at the idea of our employ?  ing native Indian troops.  "There has hardly been a battle  in which the Boers have not abused  either the white flag or the Geneva  cross or both. At Spion diop our  people saw them loading .Maxims in  ambulances iii order to get them  safely away. , This we saw them do  at the Modder river also," and Kimberley is whore tho Boers shelled  the" funeral cortege of George ,  Labram, an American. At many  place3they fired on our ambulances."  Advance on Glen.  London, March 29.���The Bloemfontein correspondent ofT the Morning Post, telegraphing Tuesday,  says: "The First Coldstreams and  _the Third-Grenadiers aio already at ���  Glen. The Gordons and the Cavalry  brigade moved Sunday, The fourteenth brigade followed today. The  span bridge at Glen was dynamited  three hours before the Guards  reached it. The necessary repairing  will delay a further advance for a  time. General Gatacre's forces are  now arriving."  Arms Cached.  London, March 29.--Tiie war  oflice has received the following  dispatch from lord Roberts, dated  Bloemfontein, March 2Sth : "General Clements occupied Fauresmith  today without opposition. One  nine-pounder and one Martini'  Maxim was discovered in a prospecting shaft of a mine, where a  large quantity of ammunition was  buried. Arms are being surrendered gradually aud the inhabitants  are settling down.  Brabant's Movements.  Ai-iwal North, March 29.���General Brabant and his staff have returned from Rouxville and are now  actively engaged in holding the  southern frontier of the Free State.  Detachments are being sent to  strengthen the points which have  been occupied. It is evidfnt that  commander Olivier, now moving  north, is closely watched by sir  Godfrey Langdon, the Basutoland  commissioner, who is iu communication with general French.  A Bich Find.  Bloe.mkontkin, March 20.���The  military authorities have discovered  in a l^rec State government chest  realizable securities worth $500,000. THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON" B. C FRIDAY,  MARCH 30  1900  A Useful Thought  for Today....  Is that if you need anything in the Footwear  line, Boots, Shoes, Slippers, Bubbers, Shoestrings,  Polish, or any kind of repairing, it will be to your  advantage to visit  Lillie Bros.   .... Shoe Store  NEWDRY^GOQPS- STORE  IKIIEIRJR  <Ss  CO.  Millinery Opening, Thursday, April 5th  standing the enemy's heavy expenditure of big gun and rifle ammunition, only one Briton was  wounded.   Commandering the Gold.  Pretoria, March 2S.���The government has commandered a portion of the gold reserve of all the  banks. Gold has been given for  security to the amount of ��300,000.  Kruger in Command.  Brusski-s, March 28.���A private  dispatch has been received from  Pretoria Avhich says that president  Kruger Avill uoav take the chief  command of the Transvaal  forces.  HUDSON'S BAY  COMPANY.  AND FOLLOWING DAYS  Bear the date in mind.   Will  English, and American Patterns.  show the latest styles in French,  *&."��-*ZL'*"'"��*  0*'0*'  ilf  .fcgsssss-* ess ess?*  Iti  9*  Hi  Hi  SEND  9*  9*  vii  Hi  FOR  9*  9*  Hi  9*  Hi  Hi  SAMPLES  9*  1>  iti  9*  HI.  ���**9  3a.=9a33:-53333S��  ���fi*-00-fi*'00-00-0,^  ^eesssss ssesssr*  Hi ft*  & Ladies'        ��  ilf  ilf  ilf  ^333333333333?^*       \kl  9*  2   Mackintoshes   m  Hi 9*  _\   Latest Styles   $  9*  ilf  $ 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  ilf  ilf  ilf  ilf  ilf  ilf  ash Dress Goods  INCLUDING  and  MADDEN BLOCK,  BAKER STREET.  According to data obtained by  Paul Johnson of  Green Avood,  who  recently  returned from  a trip  to  California, the average  Avage  paid  miners in that  state  is  $2.50  per  day, and  the  average  charge for  board is $19 per mouth.     A miner  in California Avorking 305  days  in  the  year   would    have   in   wages  $912.50 and would  be  required  to  pay $228 for board.    His net earnings therefore woidd be $048.50.   Tt  is safe to estimate that the average  miner's  expenditure   for  clothing,  etc., will total a sum  equal  to  his  expenditure for board.     If  so, the  California minor will  have $450.50  ' after Avorking every day in  a year.  Tn British  Columbia, the average  wage of a miner is, say, $3.25 a day.  J3y Avorking 30.5 days he  wilf earn  $1180.25.    He is required to pay $1  a day for board,  or $305 a- year.  This would leave him $821.25. for a  year's work.    It is well-known that  the cost of every article used by a  miner in British Columbia is one-  third higher than  in  California, so  that it is not unfair to estimate his  expenditures for clothing, etc, at a  sum equal to that' which he  is re-  , quired to pay for board.     If this is  done, the miner in British Columbia  AArill have $456.25 to the good after  *   working a year Avithout the loss of  a, day.     It is  true, he Avill have  worked   but   eight   hours   a   day  against   tho  California miner's ten  hours.    That ii, the one advantage  the. British Columbia miner enjoys,  _ aitdjthe only: one.   throughout the  badly split  as are the Conservatives on the  policy of adopting party lines in  the coming election in this province.  In Nelson riding the Libeials avIio  imagine that politics should be discussed as regularly as prayers are  supposed to be said iu avcII regulated households, are for party  line?, and are for "Joe" Martin. On  the other Oiand, the Liberals Avho  believe that national politics and  policies should bo confined to Do-"  minion contests only are strongly  opposed to the party-line men. At  Vmir on Wednesday night the  party-line men Avere turned doAvn,  as they will be at Nelson on Satur-  - day night  Sv HeAvitfc Bostock, M. P., succeeds in securiug the dismissal of  lieutenant-governor Mclnnes he  AA'ill have earned the gratitude of a  large majority of the people, and  will have strengthened his party in  the province.  This   Liberals  province seem to be as  pledges. The Miner editor did not  know the men whom he libelled in  1898; the men who sat in the council in 1899 Avould not alloAV the  management of the Miner to  ���'work" the city, and the aldermen  of today are being hauled over the  coals simply because they will not  back the Miner up in its continuous  and unwarranted abuse of the  mayor.  The situation at Rossland remains unchanged. Mine manager  McDonald, assisted by an ex-minister of the interior who is a lawyer,  and mine manager Kirby, Avho is  also assisted by a lawyer, seem to  be unable to cope with Messrs.  Foley ancl. DevineJ two Avorking  miners.       The genial  old gentleman who  writes   for   revenue    only    Avaxes  Avroth because the city council AA'ill  not obey his orders.    'Tis a pity  that a  man who planned general  Roberts' campaign in South Africa  should have his vieAvs ignored by so  insignificant a  public body as the  council of a city like Nelson.   It is  i strange that there are  people who  believe that the members of  the  uty   council -should  not   transact  business in  an  orderly and  peaceable manner; but there are strange  people in this Avorld, and some of  the strangest that have migrated  to Nelson, nest iu the rookery that  was annexed to   the Broken Hill  block.  Fighting at Warrenton.  Warrkxton, March 29.���The  -Boers opened fire Avith artillery and-  rifles on the British camp today.  The first shell burst while the Fusiliers were at breakfast. A hail of  bullets poured into the village, and  many cattle were killed. A Iiotel  that is used as a hospital, and over  Avhich the Red Cross flag Avas flying, Avas fired upon. ^ The attacking  Boer force was large, but, notwith-  MOYIE^OTS  FOR   SALE.  INCORPORATED 1670.  After looking all over town, and  getting prices on Carpets and Linoleums, come to us. We can suit  you.  gs  American fyeminsiers, $25 to $30  English Axminsters and Wiltons, ali  - '    sizes  Englisfj Brussels and Velvets, $9 to  $30  Mats  Smyrna, $1.25 to $4  Axrqinster, $1.25 to $5  Wilton, $6 to $10  In ail sizes.  AU carpets made and laid-in a woikmanlikc  mannei, lice of charge.  Hudson's Bay Stores  TELEPHONE IS  "GahdiTT  Seeds  Canada Drug & Book Go.  We are ready for your gardening. Fresh seeds in bulk, both  Vegetable and Flower Seeds, also  Lawn Grass and White Clover.  ilf  ilf  Hi  il)  ilf  ilf  ilf  ilf  ilf  ilf  ilf  ilf  ill  ilf  il)  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  JUSTIN  We have opened up and are marking the  largest stock of Wash Shirt Waists and  Wrappers ever received in Nelson. Eight in  style and right in price.  Black and Navy Serge $3 to $12.50.  Black Brillanteen, plain and fancy, $2.50  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  NEW GOODS ARRIVING  DAILY  w  9*  9*  if*  9*  m  9*  9*  9*  9*  Ladies'  and Children's  Cashmere fjose  Irvine &  *K ^  9* Hi  $ The             jjj  9* Latest           hi  9* Hi  $ Neckwear         Jj|  9* Hi  xti  iti  iti  iti  xti  iti  iti  iti  iti  Xti  Hi  'fi&^fi*1'���''0*-0*'��� 0*^0*'" 0*':0*'" **>��� 0*" 0*'��� 0*'0*'���*+"0*'0*'>0* ^^^^���^^���^^���^^���^^^S^SJ^>^S<  Now is the Time  :      to peplaee that  Shabby Awning  Place your order with  THEO.   MADSON  Tents,  Awnings,  and  all  kinds  of Canvas Goods  Manufactured to1 Order  BAKER   STREF.T,   NELSON.  The latest Wall Papers  BORDERS AND MOULDINGS  Prices same as Eastern Catalogues  Canada Drag & Book Go.  NELSON  Brown & Co.  269 BAKER STREET  Lot  Lot  Lot  Lot  9  9  \\  7  J 1 Cash Offer  Block  Block 5   ! T5Vi*i  Block 6  j    A* "F  Block 7 J A11 Four  ADDRESS  W, F. Teetzel, Nelson.  The Xi'Non Riisipevi College will take [)os-  suasion of ils now premise, i Gains Xos. I,  anil 7 In Uic Victoi ia block, Josephine sUcot,  on Wednesday, Apt il 4th. Students should  register early for i'>e Fasten) term.  REMOVAL SALE  We have moved into the Hall block, and v. i��l  be pleased to meet all our citslomcis and friends.  Wc cordially invite you to gnc us a call. You  v.111 find cm-good's maikedatquieksulliiigprices.  This stock includes Iteady-lo-Vhear Clothing,  Furnishings, Hats and Caps, Boots and Shoes.  We arc now opening up lhe latgest stock of  wallpapers, boiduisand mouldingsevcrreceived  in Xelson. We purchased duett fiom the Jlon-  Lical importers, and therefore the latest designs and closest prices. Special quolalionslo the  bade.   F. J. Bradley & Go.  l'.UNTinHS AND DECORA 101(8  Corner Victoria and Josephine Streets, Xelson.  Starrrses  Snjith &Co.  Boss, Lee & Taylor  BAKER STREET, NELSON  '(George P. Motion's old stand)  Flour, Feed, Grain, Hay  AND PRODUCE  Gar Lots a Specialty  Correspondence Solicited     Phone 26  2fi0 Baker Street,  Hall block  E. J. Robie  .FASHIONABLE  Workmanship and  quality of goods %  best obtainable  Opposite Silver King Iiotel, Ifokcr street, Kelson  CUT PRICES IS THE  ORDER OF THE DAJT  PAPER HANGER, GLAZIER,  PAINTER, ETC.  CHIMNEY SWEEPING  Office Ward Street Opposite Opera Honso  Contracting Fuintors, Decorators, Paperhangers-.  Pull line of wall paper, mouldings, ulo, Kalso-  miimig awl Tintinij. ibti icily l!r,st-class woik.  Ks iniulcsfinitialled.  Residence Mill Rtiocl,  OppositoSchool lloftso  NELSON, B. C.  GENUINE  Palace iVfaat I��|arl\et  Headquarters  for al! kinds of  Fresh and Cured  Meats,  A featutc will be made of the poultry nnd  ��iimo li<ulc. They will alwajs be on hand during their season.  A. R. BARROW, A.M.I.C.E.  PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  Accokdia-u to the Miner, the men I       CoTaet Victoria and KooUmaJ street8.  who  were aldermen io  Kelson  in    f-_0._Box *��. TKLKPftoM_B n*. 95  And I -want to bo la it. I havo ju��t received  Pall saitiplos of Suitings and OvercoatinKS, representing1 a 550,000 slock to choose from made to  your order at prices never before heard of in Nelson. All tho latest fads in Pancy Vestiugs for  Pall and winter.  Ladies' tailoring in all its branches a specialty.  Lowest prices.   Rooms 1 and 11, Hillyer block.  UTE ORE SACK;  P.O.  J. T. FIFE  Box 560  & CO.  NELSON  3898 were boodiers and rascals; the  wen who occujned like positions iu  18W9 managed the affairs of the  city indifferently; and the men  who are aldermen this year are reel cant     to      their      ante-election  Fruit and Ornamental Trees  Rhododendrons, Roscf, Fancy Evergreens  Maunola% JJulbs, new crop tested seeds, for spring  planting'. Largest and most romplcto stock in  Western C'anail.i. Call and make your selectionn  or &end for catalogue. Address at the nmseiy  Kiounds and greenhouse,  M. J. HKNRY.  300C WcBtmiuater Road, Vancouver, 11, C,  STEVENS, The Tailor  Fine Tailoring  CLEANflXG  AiVD  REPA IKING  YOUK OWN GOODS MADE UP  OLD CLOTHES MADE GOOD AS XRXV  ARTHUR GEE  | Opposite Clarke Hotel.   MERCHANT TAILOR  St. JOSEPH'S SCHOOL  NELSON. B. C.  A boarding and day school conducted by the  Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace. It js situated at  the corner of Mill and Josephine streets in one of  tho befet residential portions of N'cl��on, and is  ea.ily accessible fiom all parts of the city.  The course of study includes the fundamental  nnd higher blanches of thorough English education: Business course���bookkeeping, stenography and typewriting, Science course���music;  vocal ancl instrumental, di awing, etc. Plain ai t  and needlework, etc.  For tenns and particulars apply to the Sister  Superior.  J. L.  PORTER, Prop.  100 Josephine St., between Baker and Vernon.  Telephone 139.  Kootenay   Coffee   Co.  NELSON, B. C.  Coffee roasters and doalers in Tea and Coffee.  Offer fresh roasted coffee of beat quality as  follows:  Java and Arabian Maoha, per pound......$  10  Java and Mocha Blend, 3 pounds  1 00  Fine Santos, 1 pounds  1 00  Santos Blend, 5 pounds ,,  1 00  Our Special Blend, 6 pounda  1 00  Our Rio Roast, 6 pounds..  1 00  A trial order solicited.   Salesroom 2-doors cast  of Oddfellowa block. West Baker street  The Nelson  Saw and Planing  Mills, Limited.  Are prepared to furnish by rail, barge or teams  Dimension Lumber, Rough and Dressed  Lumber, Local and Coast Ceiling, Local and  Coast Flooring, Double Dressed Coast Cedar,  Rustic, Shiplap, Stepping, Door Jambs, Pine  and Cedar Casings, Window Stiles, Turned  Work, Band-sawing, Brackets, Newel Posts,  Turned VerandaPosts, Store Fronts,-Doors,  Windows and Glass.  Get prices before purchasing elsewhere  The Nelson  Saw and Planing  HIS* l^IiO.  Office and Mills corner Hall and Front Streets, Nels-on,  Headquarters fop FortM Cement, Fire Bricks,  Fire Clay, American Cumberland Coal [Blacksmiths]  B. P, BITHET & CO., Ui, Tietoria  Special quotations given for carload lots  A, IS. GRAY, P. O. Son: 521, Nelson, B. O.  Kootonay Agent  TENDERS  FOR   REAL  WANTED  ESTATE.  Tenders will he deceived by the undersigned  until 12 o'clock noon on Atomlay, Apnl2nd, 1'XXj  for the following described real estate in NcNon.  Loll 7 and Sand Lots io and 10 111 Block 10, together with lite improvements thereon, consisting of the SiherKing hotel and a one stoiy icsi-  deiu u.  Tci rns cash. The highest or any tender not  liecosh.uily accepted.  CAItOLIN'lC THKLIN,  AdiiiiiiisnalrH estate of Jolih Johnson, deceased.  Kelson, B. O.. Maich 2nd, 1900.  Hard Coal  Anthracite  GREAT REDUCTION  $9.65|g��r'8Nesfc   $6.15  DELIVERED  TELEPHONE  33  G. W. West & Co.  Lethbridge Gait Goal  The best value for tho money in the masltet  for all purposes.  tkrms cask     W. P. TiKitNKr, GetjetaJI Agent  Telephono W.    Ofllce with C. D. J. Christfe,  W. P. DICKSON  SI. H. H. AFPLBWHAITE1  J. McPHHE  e  ELEOTKI0 SUPPLIES  Complete Electric Equipments for Electric Power Transmission ana Lighting for  Dimes, Towns Blectrlo Fixtures, Lamps, Bells, Telephones, Annunciators, Site,  P. O. Box 608.   Josephine Street, Nelson, B. O.  Fred J. Squire, Merchant Tailor  FULL LINES OF WINTER MT SPRING SUETIMOS  WEST BAKER STREET^ NELSON OPPOSITE SILVER KINO HOTET THE TRIBUTE:  NELSON B.C., FRIDAY,  MARCH 30, 1900  BANK OF MONTREAL  CAPITAL, all paid up..$12,000,000  REST     6.000,000  Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal ...Prcsidon  Hon. George A. Drummond Vice-Presiden  H. Clouston General Manage  NKLSON BRANCH  Northwest Corner llaker and Stanley Streets  THE BANK OF  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  NELSON  Branches in Loxnox (England^Nicw Yoiuc,  Chicago, and all the principal cities in Canada.  Buy and sell Sterling  Transfers.  Grant   Commercial   and   Travelers'  available in any part of the world.  Drafts Issued, Collections Made, lite.  Exchango and  Cable  Credits,  Saving's Bank Branch  CUItKHXT 11ATK OK IXTKliKST PAID.  CANADIAN   BED   CROSS.  A recent copy of the Daily Chronicle Intel the following from its correspondent at Kimberley:  Section A of the Canadian branch  of the Red Cross Society is doing  splendid Avork here.  I learn from lieutenant-colonel G.  Sterling Ilyerson of the Canadian  army medical staff that three years  ago he obtained permission from  the central committee to'establish  in Canada the first colonial branch  of the Red Cross Society.  During the Spanish war, though  he was unable to send men, subscriptions were raised for Red Cross  work at the front. As soon as tho  present war broke out subscription  lists wore opened, and ��5000 was  subscribed, ��� of which ��1500 was  sent to London. But it was thought  desirable to send ������' to Africa to  work under the Red Cross committee, Avith special instructions to  ' keep in touch with tho Canadian  . sick and wounded.  Colonel Ryersou arrived . three  weeks ago with the second contingent and immediately proceeded to  the front. He arrived on the day  of Paardeberg, and after the battle,  when transporting the sick and  Avounded through Kimberley to  Orange River station ho found he  could extend his operations to a  Avider sphere by undertaking work  with the British army hero iu  ���'.Kimberley.  Ho has made over 200 cots, to the  DeBeers hospital, which have been  distributed to the extemporized  hospitals and has brought clothing,  sheets, pyjamas, blankets, fruit and  other necessaries, ( In the Masonic  temple there are 00 cols filled with  Canadian sick, piincipally enteric  patients. '  The principal medical  officer  of  the 1st  division lias  expressed his  great satisfaction at what the Canadian society lias been  able  to do.'  It is, of course,  working  under  sir  John' Furley,   the   chief   commissioner  of  tho Red Cross  tit  Cilpe  , Town.    The Avork will be continued  as long as any necessity exists for  it.    The  hospital   furniture  is  arranged to fold up so that it can be  transported elscwheic.    All necessaries for tiie work can  be piocured  here.    Canadians in   England have  been   asked, to subscribe  through  the Canadian  commissioner.   This  is the first time that colonials havo  assisted in imperial hospital" woik.  Among the most interesting caso.i  iu the'Canadiati hospital is that of  lance-corporal Octampart of Montreal.     During  the   operations  at  Paardeberg lie became  sick  Avhile  marching with a  brigade and fell  out and lost consciousness.     When  iic" recovered'his "senses" herfouiiU  himself alone and was  soon  taken*  prisoner   by   three    Boers.    They  took his shoes and coat from him,  and he wns guarded by one  Or the  other of them all day.     But   he  he managed to escape  early next  morning.  He eluded their search and wandered for three dayt. At last ho  saw the lights of Kimberley and  literally crawled into the town,  having hurt his back by falling into  a bole. He luid been three tlayb  and a half Avithout food or water,  and hud travelled 15 miles Avithout  shoes. He bound his putties round  his feet. When he asked the Boers  i'or Avater they replied they  had not enough themselves.  He is recovering and with rest and  the attention he is receiving in the  Canadian Red Cross hospital he Avill  .soon be lit for service.  Is now prepared to issue Drafts and  Letters of Credit on Skaguay, U. S.,  Atlin, B. C, and Dawson City, N. W. T.  to  notice���and  with  some pain���  this remarkablelookingman.Avith all  the outward aspect of deep thought,  keen   intelligence    and   oratorical  strength,   sitting   isolated,   silent,  and despondent, throughout all this  long succession of years.     He was,  so to speak, an eloquent though unspoken tragedy.  When on Tuesday  night this silent figure at last found  speech, aud Avhen in forty minutes  he produced a  more  profound  impression     than       all    the    other  speeches, and   Avhen  there Avas the  thrilled  silence  that   always  pre-  .vails in the house under  the  spell  of the  true  orator,  people almost  rubbed their eyes, aud  wondered  Iioav all this remarkable poAver had  remained   Avasted    and    unknoAvn  during nil the.years Mr. Blake had  been in the house.    If he  does not  now command the attention of the  house frequently it Avill be his oavu  fault.   There is no assembly readier  to listen to anybody Avorth hearing  Imperial Bank of Canada  IIKAD  OFFICE, TORONTO.  Capital Authorized  Capital Paid up  Rest  $2,500,000  $2,391,863  $1,554,710  D. It. Wilkie, General Manager.  E. Hay. Inspecter.  Xelson Branch���Burns Block, 221 Baker Street  ���    J. M. LAV, Manager.  diate     rupture  aud     Russia,  be   done in the  the disturbances  between Japan  Whatever may  future regarding  around Tientsin,  it is learned that no steps have  yet been taken looking to concerted  action upon the part of the poAvors,  nor is there any indication that  official circles regard the situation  in China as serious as it is made  out in the press dispatches. From  all sources of information available  to the British foreign office, it is  judged that Japan neither desires,  nor is in any way ready, to dispute  with hostilities Russian action in  the far east.  was ��8,000,000 to ��10,000,000 sterling. He added that the loss to the  cotton crop Ava's ��7,000,000, Avliile  the oil seed crop, usually covering  18,000,000 acres AA'as non-existent  outside the jBengal aud the northwest provinces. The loss to cultivators in Bombay alone, in food  crops Avas ��15,000,000 and in cotton ��4,000,000. The viceroy said it  was impossible for any government  to anticipate the consequences of a  visitation of nature on so gigantic  and ruinous scale.  AMERICAN  AND  EUROPEAN  PLANS  Grey on Imperialism.  London, March 29.���Sir Edward  Grey, Liberal member of parliament,  was the principal speaker at a mass  meeting of 5000 Liberals held at  Nottingham this evening.   A letter  Employment Reduces Crime.  Toronto News.  A   curious   effect   of the  South  African Avar is the decrease of crime  in England  since   it began.    This  has been noted by the judges  who  .are holding courfs of assize throughout tho country,  and the  explanation offered is that a great number  of idle men  have gone  to the war,  Avhile   many   others    have    filled  positions left vacant  by the reservists Avho were recalled from civil  employment.    It has been recognized for a loug time that  the connection between idleness and  crime is  very  close, and many  people  hold  the theory that the latter AArould  cease entirely if employment could  be   found  for   everyone.     In  this  they probably assume too   much,  but the  fact  that  crime does decrease as  employment increases  is  deserving the attention  of governments, since by a judicious expenditure on  public .work's, they might  often materially lessen the  cost of-  maintaining prisons.  Russo-Japan War Scare.  4 London, March 29.���The British  goA'ernment has not received any  news tending to confirm the advices  from Japan as to Russian designs  in Corea, and is inclined to doubt  their accuracy. Tho premier, lord  Salisbury, it is learned, apprehends  no     possibility     of      an ���  imnief-  AUCTION SALE  Household  Furniture  Avas received from sir Henry Camp-    ary  Oth,  1899 and  January  bell-Bannerman, the Liberal leader,    1900, and including the corres  in which the writer expressed his  regrets at not being able to attend  the meeting owing to illness.     He  said:     "We   are   living   in  times  that   are   trying   to    the    main  principles upon which the government and constitution are based."  He called upon the Liberals then to  maintain unity.   The present government   was     one   of    surprises,  Avhether it intended to dissolve he  was unable to say, but if it did so  while in military occupation of the  South African   republics it would  lay itself open to the charge of caring more for party advantage than  public interests.     Sir Edward expressed a hope that the government  Avould place the cost of the Avar on  the present generation. He believed  the   war    AA'as   iu    the    interests  ��� of the empire,'but'no one should be  alloAved   to   think   that   war was  cheap.   ; "Do not share Avith some,"  he exclaimed,  "tlieir definition of  the word imperialism.    It does not  mean the same thing to all, but  every   one rejoices   in   the extraordinary union of the colonies Avith  ourselves, and, after tho Avar, imperial parambuntcy Avill have to be  turned   into imperialism.     I look  foi'Avard to a South African federation under one flag."  ' Indian Veteran Dead. ���  Danville, Quebec, March ��� 28.���  Major general Thomas Mountain is  dead, aged 73 years. He served  during the Indian mutiny and had  a son on the staff of general White,  the defender of Ladysmith. He retired * from active service many  years ago and settled here.  Colony of La Gloria.  Havana, March 2S.���Governor  Woods has received the report of  major Hatfield of the Sixth cavalry,  stationed at Puerto Principe, Avho  Avas detailed to inA'estigate the  colony of La Gloria of which there  has bee much talk of late. He says  the roads leading there are bad,  and go four and a half miles inland  through a swamp wliich is impassable in the . rainy season. The  ground is thickly Avooded, but Avas  fertile where cleared. All the  colonists are living in tents and the  sanitary arrangements are bad.  China Blue Book Issued.  London, March .29.���A blue book  on China Avas issued this afternoon,  covering the period between Janu-  15th,  espon-  dence between the United States  and ambassador Choate and lord  Salisbury ou the freedom of trade  as recently presented to the United  States senate.  MEALS  25  West Kootenay Butcher Go.  ALL KINDS OF  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  FISH  Baker Street, Nelson  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  AND POULTRY IN SEASON  E. C. TRAVES, Manager  ORDERS BY MAIL RECEIVE CAREFUL AND PROMPT ATTENTION.  CENTS  ROOMS LIGHTED BY ELECTRICITY  AND HEATED'BY STEAM  25 CENTS TO ?1  Wholesale  Houses  NELSON  B.C.  321 to 331 Baker Street, Nelson.  BAKER STREET. NELSON.  Lighted by Electricity and Heated with Hot Air.  A.  GROCERIES.  MACDONALD & CO.���Cornor Vornon and  Josophino streets, wholesale grocers aud  jobbers inblankcts. gloves, mitts, boots, rubbers,  niackinaws and minora' sundries.     KOOTENAY SUPPLY  COMPANY,   LIMITED���Vernon   streot,  Nelson,   wholesale  grocers.   TOHNCHOLDITCII& CO.���Front street, Nel-  "    son, wholesale grocers.   PROVISIONS, PRODUCE AND FRUITS.  PARSONS PRODUCE COMPANY���Vernon  stroet. Nelson, wholesale dealers in provisions, produce, and fruits. Agents for Swift &  Co. bacon and hams.        - ���  Y. GRIFFIN  &  CO.-Corner Vernon and  Josophino streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers  in provisions, cured meats, butter and eggs.  H. D.  ASHCROFT  BLACKSMITHING  AND EXPERT  HORSESHOEING  J.  Largo comfortable  bedrooms and   first-class  dining-room. Sample rooms for commercial men.  Maneuvers in Jamaica.  Kingston, Jamaica, March 27.���  The British troops on this island,  consisting of the Leicester and West  India regiments and the local militia, were today marched to the  hills for manceuvers, supplied with  ball cartridges. The order caused  the usual sensational reports connected with all such exercises.  RATES $2 PER DAY  Lilian d  Tn pursuance with instructions received from TV.-A. Galliher, the undersigned will offer for sale, by  auction, tho whole of the household effects and furnishings con-  _tain_c_d in Mr. Galliher'.s.residenee on  Lake street, on  Nearly Euined by Brought.  Calcutta, March 29. ��� Daring  his remarks in addressing the council on the budget yesterday, the  viceroy.lord Curzon, said the loss to  the wheat crop caused by the  drought during the present   year  NELSON OPERA HOUSE  American Jockeys Fail.  London, March 27.���At the  coin meeting Sloane, Rigby  Lester Reiff rode twice each today  and John Reiff thrice. Lester  i'Reiif alone was placed, being third  in the Lincoln plate, on Mr. Richard  Croker's Manhattan Boy, four and a  half lengths behind the winner,  Irish Idyll.  A FULL LINE OF  Front Doors  ,   "     Inside-Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  local and coast.  Flooring v    -  local nnd roast.  Newel Posts  Stair -Rail  ,   Mouldings  Shingles  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  of all kinds.  IF WHAT YOU WANT IS NOT IN 1TOCK  WE WII>�� MAKE IT FOK VOtJ  CALL AND GET PRICES.  fV|rs. E. C. Clarice, Prop.  LATE OK THE KOYAI. HOTEL, CALGARY  Waverly Hotel  This popular hotel which is now being  enlarged and renovated, will bo 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 tho dining room.  RATES REASONABLE.  C. A. PROSSER, MANAGER  iVjadden House  Baker and Ward  Streets, Nelson  PR. STEWART & CO.���Warehouses on C. P.  ��� R. track, foot of Stanley stroet. Nelson,  wholesale dealers in provisions, produco (and  fruits. Cold storage. Agents Armour & Co.'s  bacon, hams, lard and othor products.   SASH AND DOORS.  NELSON SAW AND PLANING MILLS  LIMITED-Corner Front and Hall streets,  Nelson, manufacturers of and wholesalo dealers  in sash and doors; allkinds of factory work made  to order.   POWDER, CAPS AND FUSE.  HAMILTON POWDER COMPANY-Baker  streot Nelson, manufacturers of dynamite,  sporting, stumping and black blasting powders,  wholesale dealers in caps and fuse, and electrio  blasting apparatus.   CIGARS.  KOOTENAY 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 Bakorand Josephine  ��� sticets, Nelson, wholesale dealers in hardware and mining supplies. Agentsfor Giant  j Powder Co.   LAWRENCE HARDWARE JCOMPANY-  Bakcr St., Nelson, wholesale dealers in  hardware and mining supplies, and water and  ���plumbers' supplios.   VANCOUVER HARDWARE COMPANY,  LIMITED���Baker street. Nelson, wholesale  .dealers in hardware and mining supplies, plum-  bers and tinsmiths'supplies.   COAL.  GROWS NEST PASS COAL COMPANY.���  Wholesale dealers in coal and coke. Charles  St. Barbe. Agent. Baker street. Nelson.   Wagon repairing promptly attended to by a  flwt-ciasH wheelwright. &  Special attention given to all kinds of repairing and custom work from outside potato.  Shop:  Hall St., between Baker and Vernon  City of fieison  Local  Board of health.  GENERAL VACCINATION NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that air persons resident within iho City of Nelson who havo not  been vaccinated within feven years are icquircd '  within seven days from the publication of this  notice to be vaccinated.  Persons requiring to be vaccinated free of  charge may attend at any time during the next  seven days between the hours of 3 and 5 o'clock  p.m., at my oflicc'on Josephine street for the  purpose of vaccination.  Upon the eighth day following the day on  which any person has been Miccinated, he or she  faliall attend the practitioner by w horn  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 be liable to the  penalties prescribed by the Public Health Act.  I). LtHAU. M.D.,  Medical Health Oflieer.  Nelson. B. C��� March 20th, 1900.  City of Nelson Local   Board of  Health  PROCLAMATION.  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 tho licutonniit-govcmoi-iii-  council. is in foiee in the city of Nelson, by  which every person of an age: to make him or  her legally responsible, who has not been suc-  ccssftilly vaccinated within Fcvcn years, or who  does not hold a certificate of his or her insusceptibility at the present time to vaccination, is  required to procure tlio. vaccination of himself or  'herselfavithin seven davs, after public notification by tho medical health olliccr directing gen- ^  oral vaccination. 1). LaBAU, M.D.,  Medical Health Olllcer.  Nelson, B C, March 20th, 1900.  The only hotol in Nelson that haB remained  under one management since 1890.  The bed-rooms are woll furnished and lighted  by electricity.  The bar is always stocked by the beat dom s-  tio apd Imported liquors and cigato.  THOMAS MADDEN. Proprietor.  A Big Schooner  OF BEER OR  HALF-AND-HALF  W.F;  ASSAYERS'   SUPPLIES.  TEETZEL & CO.-Corner Baker'and  Josephine streets. Nelson, wholesale dealers in assayers' supplies. Agents Ifor Denver  iFire Clay Co. of Denver. Colorado.   LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  TURNER, BKETON & CO.-Corner Vernon  and Josephine streets. Nelson, wholesale  dealers in liquors, cigars and dry goods. Agents  for Pabst Brewing Co. of Milwaukee and Cal-  gary Blowing Co. of Calgary.        __   COMMISSION MERCHANTS.  ALWAYS  FRESH  10c  ALWAYS  COOL  The best glass of boor to be had iu Nelson is at  TIIK CLUB HOTEL  HJ. EVANS & CO.-Baker street,  ���   wholesale    dealeis   in   liquors,  of all kinds.    Largest stock in  Comer Silica and  Stanley Streets.  E. J. CURRAN, Prop.  b. cThotel  ERIE, B. C.  Edward Blake.  London Daily Mail.  Edward Blake came from Canada  with all the prestige of having been  the leader of the Liberal party  there for many years���with the  reputation of a singularly acute intellect aud oi fine oratorical powers.  JBut he has apparently been dispirited���probably by the ugly divisions and the sordid perfeonalties  that were characteristic of some of  the epochs in his own party ; at all  events, ho has remained obstinately  dumb. Tall, stately in demeanour,  with a singularly handsome and  striking face, young-looking, no  more than sixty years, Mr. Blake is  a noticeable figure anywhere; and  therefore it was that the house had  eonesaay,  at 2 p. mu, sharp.  This house has been newly furnished with modern furniture of  llie latest style, and the disposal of  it will ail'ord an excellent opportunity of securing bargains.  Dining Room Furnishings  including handsome oak side-  -   board,-  extension    table    and  chairs.  Drawing Room Furnishings  including Newcombe piano, upholstered chairs, wicker chairs,  easy chairs and Joimge.  Three Bed Room Suites  and complete outfit of bed  linen, table linen, silver ware,  cutlery, kitchen utensils, steel  range, curtains, portieres, and  pictures.  Extensive Library  including the works of Marryat,  Stevenson, Carlyle, Gibbons,  Scott, Thackeray, Dickens, Lyt  ton, and Dumas, as well as several volumes of poems and historical works, and an International encyclopedia.  Terms: Gash.  C. A. Waterman & Co.  AUCTIONEERS  May and Saturday  .March 30th and 31st  FISK  JUBILEE  SINGERS  J. A. Sayward  IIAT.L AJfB LAKE STKKI.IS, NET.SO.N  Porto Rico Lumber Co;  (LIMITED)  First-class in every respect. Choicest wines,  liquor* and ciKart>. Jwcry comfort for transient  and resident guajts.  HEADQUARTERS FOR UNION'MEN.  JOSEPH CAMPBELL, Proprietor.  SuCCOmsOI'S to  A. DEWAR & CO.  First Visit to Kootenay  The original company, organized in 1871 at Fisk University,  Nashville, Tenn.  One more chance to hear the  songs that have touched the heart  of the world. Sung as only the  Fisk Jubilee Singers can sing  them.  Seats now on sale at the usual  place.  Rough and  Dressed  Lumber  ingles  louSdings  A-t White Pine Lumber Always in  Stocl^.  ,We carry a complete stock of  Coast Flooring, Ceiling, Inside finish, Turned Work, Sash and Doors.  Special oider work will receive  prompt attention.  jft^meMmth  Vernon Street, Nelson.  Nelson,  cigars,  cement, Are brick and fire clay, water pipe and  steel rails, and general commission merchants.  PAINTS   AND   OILS.  NELSON HARDWARE COMPANY-Baker  Streot���Wholesale dealers in paints, oils,  and   brashes  Kootenaj-.   FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  P    BURNS &   CO.-Baker  street.   Nelson,  ���   wholesale dealers ia fresh and cured meats.  Cold storage.   TENTS   AND   AWNINGS.*  XTELSON TENT AND AWNING FACTORY���  ���*���'   Baker isttccL, Nelson,   Manufiu*luiersof all  kinds  of  P. O. Box /(!.  FOB   SALE.  Largo two and a hnlf story frame house, containing double drawing room, 1 bedroomsand *  dressing ioom with clothes closets, dining room,  laigo kitchen, hot and cold water, bath room  with bath complete, toilet; lighted with electricity; within Ave minutes walk of the business portion of the city; beautiful situation overlooking '  the lake. Two lots; ciich 25x120 feet, fenced, and  with lawn in front. A very desirable residence,  newly furnished and. carpeted throughout with  best furniture and carpets. Furniture-and  kitchen utensils will bo sold either With the  house or separately.  For terms and particulars apply to AW A. Galliher, at the ofllce of Gnllihor & Wilson, over Mc-  Aithur's furnituie etoio. Baker fetieet. Nelson,  B.C. r  tenLs,  awnings,  Xheo. Madron, proprietor^  ancL cnnvitfe  goods.  V-rINES AND CIGARS.  CALIFORNIA- WINE COMPANY, LIMITED-Corner Front and Hall streets. Nelson, wholesale dealers tn wines (case and bulk)  and domestic andlmportcd cigars.   DERATED' AND MINERAL WATERS.  THORPE & CO., LIMITED.���Comer Vornon  and Cedar streets, NeUon, manufactuiers  of and w hole'ialedealers in soratcd waters and  fiuifc syiups. Soto agentsfor Halcyon Springs  mineral water.   Telephone 00.   FLOUR AND FEED.  BRACKMAN & KER MILLING COMPANY  LTD.���Front street, Nelson, wholesale dealers iu flour, oatmeal, etc., and hay and  Mills at~Edinontonr Victoria," and New  minster.  gram,  Wcbt-  NOTICE.  T Notice is hei oby gh on that I intend to apply at  the'next meeting of the Board of Licence commissioners for the Cit j" of Nelson, held .ifter the  (wpiuUi'on of thirty d.ijh from tho date heieof,  fora tianofer of the baloon license now held by  me^ dated thejjth day of January, 1W, foi the  Glue Pot saloon, situate on ihe west half of lot i  block 2, Nelson, 11, c., to John Lindbl.xd of Nelson, B. C i  Dated this 3i<] day of March, 1900.  Witness:   Pt.IT. wAnn. W. A. WARD.  '     NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION.  Notice K hcicby given {hat the partnership  heretofore existing between tho UiidciMfjncd as  reiintsteis and freighters under tho 111 ni name of  The Nelson Tianofer Company has this day by  mutual consent been dissolved.  All delifodue to the ��.,iid dim aie to be paid to  the undersigned John T. Wilson and Kennelh A.  Forbes, who have .assumed and will pay offal!  the liabilities of llie fiiidiinn.  Dated at Nelson, 11 C, this 24th day of Mm ch,.  18U0. < ALV(N f. FLECK.-.  G. H. Mc'DOli.MAN.  '     K. A. FORBES.  J. T. WILSON.  Witness, P. E, Wilson, Hoheitoi, Nel son, B. C.  NOTICE.'   v  The Painters' Union of Nelson have decided  that on und after Apiil 1st. l'KKi. that their wuik  daj shall be nine houi-s,uid their wage ��3.j0 per  day.  'Jhe oliiect of the Union in making thairdetei-  mnifttioii public, is ta gi\e conlr.iuois notice, so  as to unable ibeni to tender on wo/k on the new  basis of hours and wages.  T. O  SKATBO. Pifsident,  ROBERT KKISK, Sect clary.  Nelson. B.C.. Maioh 20th. I'KK).  E  ARCHITECTS.  WART  & CARIUE-ArohitcctB.   Room* 7  and H Aberdeen block. Baker nt rent, Nnloon.  SMOKE  ROYAL SEAL  AND  KOOTENAY BELLE  CIGARS ���  ENGINEERS.  CUAR1.ES PAHKKR��� Mining n;id milling en-  gmeei,   West Baker sheet. Nel-on.  " TBADES   UNIONS  NELSON MINERS' UNION NO. -9C. W. V. of  Al.���Meets in mincra' union rooms, northeast corner Victoria and Kootenay>>UocN, otoiy  Sutuulay evening at ti o'clock. Viwltiug uiem-  bcrtf welcome  J am KB Wii.kfs. Sec'y.    Ci f ab. A. McKji v. Pros,  THE regular meetings of tho Caipenterif' Union  rue biild on Wednesday eieiiing of each  week, at 7 o'clock, in the Miners* Union hall corner Victoria and Kooieimy Htrcut-N.  It. KOHINH'JN  PrcHldovit,  JAMES COLLING. Secretary.  T  Contractors and Builders  WELL DO WELL TO  Buy Their Lumber  AT  G. 0. Buchanan's  A larga stock of flrst-clasa dry material oa  hand, also a full line of sash, doors, mouldings,  turned work, ete.  Factory Work a Specialty  Ifard:  Foot ot Hoadiyx street. Nelson  POPULAR  PRICES.  Telephone, 91  Joi]n Rae3 Agent  l^ootenay Cigar ffflfg, Go.  NBLS017, lilUIIRR COr.UMIlIA  R. REISTERER & CO'  liitEWERS AXD nOTTMSRS OF  ' FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  Prompt and regular  dolivoiy to the tiado  Brewery at Nelson  Nelson   Wine   Co.  CHOICE WINES AND LIQUORS  Special attention {ji\en to faniilj ItjwIo  rt&"^,     FRANK A, TAMBLYK  NcImoii, B. C. maxaokk  HA DES AND LABOR COUNOfL. -Thy regular meet uiiff of the Nelson Trades and Labor  Council ivill be held in Urn miners' union hall,  coiner of Victoiia anil Kootcnaj streets, on tlio  IhNt and third TlmiMiay of each month, at  7.."W p. lu.  O. J. TirowF. Pros.        J. II. Matiikson, Sec'y.  FJRATERNAL   SOCIETIES  NELSON LODGE, NO. 23, A. V. & A. M.  Meets second Wednesday In each month.  Sojourning brethren Invited.  N10HTS OV PYTHIAB-^Nolson Lodge. No  K  igo, >  O.O.  25, Knight* of Pythias, moots in I. 0. O. V.  Baker and Kootonay streets, every  Visiting Knights  Hall, cornor baker and Kootona  Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock  cordially invitod to attend.  R. G. JOY. K. of R. & S.    __    LEONAHD SCOTT> C._C.  TSJELSON L. 6. ��., No. 1692 "meets In 1. 6. O. F.  ���"   Hall, cornor Baker and Kootenay streets.  1st and 3rd   Friday  of  each month.   Visiting  brethorn cordially irnitcd.  R. Roms-hfiv. W.M.  \V\ CiMWFOKn.Itec.-SPO.  NELSON M1UK, Number 22, Fraternal Order  of Eagles, meclri every Bocond and fourth  Wednesday ineach month in Fraternity Hall.  Visiting brothren welcome,  W. GosKKi.r.. President.  Chart ks Pkqrrkr. Secretary  MONEY TO"LOAN  AT 7 PER CENT  ON BUSINESS PROPERTY  NOTICE.  Conlr.iclors .md builders me lioieby not'flcd  that, on ami .iflei April Nt, the following scale of  w\'iKcf "ill be tleimtiulcd* Moitur iin\ers nnd  hod eniners. $.'{ jfl for cij;ht hours; otliei building  laborei��, ?:t foi eight bonis: exc.n.itoi's .10 cents  mi hour. Tin? not ice Is given so l hut (liu-c whom  it may concern cun consider ic in tendering for  contntcts.  P. C. SHACKLETON, Recording Secretary,  Nclfton laborers' Protective Union 8121.  NOTICE.  A mopting of the LlbamN of tlsft Velson riding  of WVsi Kootenay I-Joitoinl nisi net will bo held  in tho Oddfullottn' li.ill, Nelson, on Nituiil.iy. the  .list jnsUmt. nt 7,'W p. in. liu line���: The election  of di'luK'ilexto ihe Viintt/iii er Mbui.ul Com tin  lion.   Hyoulorof lin- (i\eciitive.  A. M. JOHNSON, ActHiBScrretury.  SAWMILL   FGft   SALE  Tho sawmill nnd plftut lately owned by Jowph  T. ilobci t��, ut Hi ken's Landing, ami consistinjj  of u 30horse power boiler, engine, Orllllth ic  Wedge top-rig Mimnill, tdgur, planer, belting,  etc., etc., will be sold uhero the> now stand.  Apply to  TAYLOR & HANNINGTON. Solicitors.  Notice of Application for License.  I. Adolphu Liino.'nte. of the Cit v of NuKon, in  the province of iintlsh Columbia, hotel keeper,  hurclii give notice that I intern! tonpnly to tlio  Hoard of License Commissioner- for the City of  Nelson, nt thi'ir fhvt uiceling to be held after the  expiration of thlrtj dayj> fiom this dale for a  luinsu lo sell wine', spirits, beer and other fermented and intoxicating liquors iij lelnti, in my  hotel, known as the " lintel," situate on  lots numbered iMand 21, in biock numbered f!7. in  the i^ud City of Nel'on. A. LAPOINTL".  Nelson, H. 0.. FebnmrySih. l��*>.  Notice of Application for License.  I h(ic<b> gi\c notice that I inUnd to apply to  the Jloind of Licensing C'diuuussiuncis ol the  C'ifN of NeNon at ti- lm\t meeting for an hotel  license for the jn utilise-situate upon lot 21, block  (iS (northeast coi net of Vemon and Hnll streets)  In the cltyof Nrlson. Tt. E. LEMON.  Apply O. L. LENNOX, Solicitor, Nclwm B. G  TV THE MATTKK OF AN APPLICATION  A FOR A I)Ui��LU'ATi:OF ACEUTIFICATK  OF TITLE to lots, cleten (HI and lwoho (12),  block tuentj -e\ cn (.'7), t'jly of Nel-on, B. C.  Notice i- hciohj gn on that it i-my intention  at tho epilation of one month fiom the  publication hereof, to i���ue it duplicate of tho  Certificate of Tide (o the nliote lands, issued to  (icorgo A. II. Hall, on the 20lh day of December,  1S8, and numbered IMS iv.  a. Y. WOOTON,  Registrar General.  Land Rcijibtrj- Ollice, Victoria, B��� C, 13th February, 1900, THE TRIBUTE:  NELSON, B. C, FETDAY MARCH 30 ' 1900'  JUST 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 in Clothing as we are  giving a liberal discount on  these--'goods for the next few  days in order to make room  for spring goods which are arriving daily  The Nelson Clothing House  217 219 Baker Street  ^.^���^���^���^���^-ff'Sf-c-ar-^-s?^       '0-0'0-0T^.^,-^  $ ESTABLISHED   IN   NELSON   IN 1890   ^>  Hi  Hi  iti  iti  iti  xti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  Hi  Hi  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  Hi  Hi  iti  Hi  ^iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  For your  Trade  No one feature about, our line of  Spring Jewelry is of more im=  portance than the fact that we  can give you the best made.  /"g#ri-  iti  iti  By tho best that is made. v>c mean the highest in finality and the latent 111 stjle.  Yon aie.UxiOlutelj ymeofboih -when you buy Of u��. You will soon be buj ing jour  rfpnng ami Eastei )>icsdiS. If } on have bought fiom us before > ou can be absolutely  sure that jou aie ranking the bet bid with >our money. It'-> worth something to be  sntc, but i\e charge nothing eUi a for this sui qty. On the contrary it costs you less for  tlioureiy thatgocd -with our goods than tho soinw that may come from put chasing  clscrthoic. Perhaps jou do not know how popul.u we.ire with oui customers. Try.iw  ���w hen 3 ou ~w,tnt to make s>uro Of (juahty and good treatment.  JACOB DOVER, The Jeweler  Jewelry and Wateh Repairing Guaranteed.  Mail orders receive careful and prompt attention.  Hi  iti  Hi  iti  Hi  Hi  xti  iti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  Hi  iti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  ���^Vs--a a ���-&���-���&^a a '-a --a ���-�� -^ '-is       sf-sL��� zL: ^aK- g-sf.-g^ g-t^-  Great  Clearing  Sale  ��� ���  $12,000   Stock   of  Dry   Goods  Seiiing at Wholesale Cost  We have decided to sell out our dry goods and  continue exclusively in clothing", boots, shoes and  gents' furnishings, and now offer all our dry goods  stock at wholesale prices. This includes all our  spring goods now in stock and in.transit from the  east. It is the first time in the history of Nelson  that a stock of this size has been offered to the public at such avlow rate, and all wanting bargains  should not fail to see our prices. To the ladies of  Nelson we -would say that this is a good opportunity  to get your spring and summer dress goods at a  bargain. ____m__m_M_  We have received a large consignment of  Underskirts which are Exceptional Values.  Fancy Percale Underskirts at 75c  Biack Sateen Underskirts at $1.25 and,$1,50  Fancy Colored   Mercerised   Sateen   Underskirt (flounced) at $2.15 and $2.75  Fancy Cofored Underskirts at $3.25  New Shirt Waists at 50 and 75c  Black Sateen Shirt Waists at $1  Fancy Colored Mercerised Sateen Shirt Waists at $1.75  See our new Sailor Hats at 40 and 60 cents  ELLIOT BLOCK  BAKER SUIEKT  A. FERLAND & CO.  CITY LOCAL HEWS  On Wednesday evening llev. J.  Robson united in the bonds of holy  matrimony Thomas M. Parr of Nelson and Mrs. V. S. Brown of Seattle. Tho happy couple purpose  making Nelson their home.  The Miner is making a great fuss  because the city council has ordered  the  wharf to  be   replanked  witli  lumber purchased in the open market and by labor employed  by the  day.    How many contractors  call  for tenders when in need of fifty or  sixty thousand feet of lumber for a  job?   It is safe to say that  eA'ery  contractor iu the city does just as  the   city   is  doing.    If  the Miner  could show that the city  is paying  moro   than   the market  price for  lumber, or for  labor, then  its  continual liowlings against   the   city  council would not be as tiresome as  they aire to 95 per cent of the people of Nelson.  The grading and plankiujg of  Front street should be completed  this week, as far as it can be done.  As soon as the rainy season is over  the planking to the west of Hall  stieet will be relaid and spiked.  When this is done the job "\\ ill be a  good one.  The Nelson Tramway Company  is the owner of several lots in Block  E, near Cottonwood creek, on which  a number of squatters had erected  shacks. The shackers were given  notice to vacate the land, and it  then developed that a couple of  Chinamen who lived in one of the  buildings claimed to have purchased the lots for $300 from a  white man who formerly lived  there, and who has since left town.  If the contention of the Celesthils  is correct, of which there seems to  be no reasonable doubt at the present time, they were apparently  swindled.  Thomas & Ericson are making  preparations to make an addition  to the Lakeview hotel on the Hall  street frontage of their property.  Slocan City is to have a newspaper, to be named Tiie Drill. G. E.  Sniitheriugale of New Denver is to  be i ts responsible head.  G. A. Carlson, the well-known  railway contractor, intends shortly  to pay a visit to Sweden with Ms  wife aud family.  *  Hyde & Titswoith have completed their an angements for going  out of the 1 eta il business and will  give it up on May 1st. They intone! to resume the wholesale and  commission business, handling  fruits and perishable goods exclusively.  The party-line men, of both  parties, to a man favor the repeal  of the eight-hour law. The same  men favored keeping the Manitoba  School Question a live issue. The  one is. no longer an issue because  -the great mass of the people would  not have it an issue ; they wanted  to live in peace. The other will not  be an issue six months hence, because the great mass of the people  of this province want peace, and  they know that peace" can best be  scoured by leaving the eight-hour  alone now that it is being found to  woik well where it is being given a  fair trial.  Nurse Hearle comes down from  the detention hospital today after  being confined to the institution  for several weeks.  The corporation men were engaged yesterday in laying the  crossings on Stanley street recently  authorized by tho city council. Today they are to start in with the  new Latimer street sidewalk.  Magistrate Crease assessed Sid  Poster $20 yesterday for assaulting  a Chinese peddler named Lnn.  The vicious dog case ,was eon-  eluded at yesterday's police court,  J. R. P. Rowley undertaking to destroy the animal which bit little  Willie Gunu.  Several shipments forwauled by  hue Kambler-Caiiboo and the Florida   are   now   held   at  Northport  awaiting a consular invoice.    Since  William P. Kenibbs was appointed  United States consul for the Kootenays, the customs officials will not  permit minerals,  timber,  hides or  merchandise of any description  to  enter American territory without  an invoice bearing his signature instead of the invoices signed by two  merchants, which,  have   been ac  cepted heretofore, and this point  should be borne in mind by shippers.  Mr. Kenibbs goes to the Slocan today to interview the shippers  throughout the district.  A meeting of-the Liberals of this  riding will be held tomorrow evening at 7:30 in the Oddfellows' hall.  Delegates for the approaching  Liberal convention at Vancouver  will be held.  The new wing of tho general  hospital is to be lighted with  electric light and the Nelson Hardware Company have commenced attaching tho fixtures in the various  apartments and wurds. .  S. K. Chapman of tho C. P. R.  freight ollice has returned from a  three weeks visit to Gravenhurst,  Muskoka.  Lieutenant Colonel Jarvis has received the medal granted by the  war office to those who participated in the suppression of the Fenian  raid and who did duty during the  troubled days of 'GO and '07. Colonel  Jarvis was in command of a brigade  at .Windsor', and ,was afterwards,  attached to the militia department.  A. F. Richardson of Edmonton  brought a . carload of-produce into  Nelson a few days since and disposed of most of the contents about the  city. He was notified to procure a  license from the city, but neglected  to do so until the chief of police  took action, whereupon Richardson  paid $50 and secured the necessary  permit.  W. C. Forrester, provincial constable at Ymir, has been instructed  to report to chief,: Bullock-Webster,  for duty on the Balfour extension.  Up to the present time there has  not been the slightest trouble along  the construction work, but the  authorities deem it wise to have a  man on the .ground. Constable  Forrester will probably make his  headquarters at Thirteen - Mile  point.  A rehearsal was held in the opera  house yesterday evening of the  dramatic entertainment got up by  E. P. AVhalley on behalf of the Canadian Patriotic Fund. The performance will take place this day  week, April Oth.  George C. Tunstall returned yesterday evening from a trip to  California.  Claude A. Cregan of Rossland is ���  at the Phair.        ;  The members of the Nelson. Minstrels Company are requested to  meet at the Waverley hotel tonight  at 7 o'clock, when details with regard ,to the /late Harry Gervan's  ' funeral will be discussed.  The baseball meeting again failed  to materialize last evening.  The Sisters' school is going ahead.  Seven applieations from children  from outside points have been already refused.  ESTABLISHED 1892  H.   BYERS   &   CO.  HARDWARE  ESTABLISHED 1892  Garden, Mill, Steam and  Suction  Hose.  Crucible   Cast   Steel  5-16 to 1-in. in  Wire' Rope  stock.  Leather and   Rubber Belting.  Sheet, Square and Round Rubber  Flax and Garlock Packing  Pipe Fittings, Brass Goods, Rails  Moyie; D. J. Macdonald, C. F. Smith,  Rossland; L. Marks, Victoria; J. C.  Brine, Procter; Claude A. Cregan,  Rossland; W. K. Allan, Halcyon; G.  C. Tunstall, -jr., city.  At the Grand Central.���F. F.  Harns, Kaslo; W. H. Wentworth  and wife. Kaslo; R. Hawkeu, Kaslo;  H. B. Howell and wife, London,  Out.; N. .Bellman,-, Toronto, Out.;  M. McLaren, Athabasca mine; S. R.  Robbins, Spokane; Philip White,  Ymir; . G. Stevenson,, Nine-mile  point; Lee Graham, Ymir; John  Carson, Edmonton.  At the Hume.���A. M. Johnston,  Vancouver; T. Brausdon, Toronto;  C. G. Griffin, Ontario PoSvder Works;  C. J. Wilson, Nelson; A. G..Kenny,  T. A. Hallinrake, T. G. Brown, Toronto; D. D. McPhail, Greenwood, H.  C. Mannhein, Nelson.  At the Queen's.���N. Darling,  Vancouver; Frank Dick, Slocan  City; A. G. McCuIloch, Balfour:  Daniel Palmer, Grand Forks; F.  Grazelle, Spokane.  At the Tremont.���N. Burgess,  Grand Forks; W. Swerdflinger,  Slocan City; J. Hunt and J. Sullivan, City.  BUSINESS   MENTION.  Black  and Galvanized Sheet Iron  Soft Steel Plates  1-8, 3-16 and 1-4 x 72, 96 and 120  Agciits-^Tnuix Ore Cars, Giant Powder, nnd Metropolitan Kysc, elo.  H. BYERS <& CO.  NELSON  KASLO  SANDON  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  Rockland Group Sold.  As foreshadowed some time back  in The Tiuhune, the Rockland  group on Slocan Lake, belonging to  judge Ward' Spinks and Frank  Watson has been bought by J. P;  Graves. Under the terms of the  transfer , $75,000,is to be put into  the treasury to develop the group.  Besides this the indebtednessagainst  the group, amounting to between  $7000 and $8000, is to bo paid by  Mr. Graves. Mr. Watson'and judge  Ward Spinks retain a third interest  in the property. The veins of the  llockland group are wide, the ore  rich, and it is considered one of the  promising pi opcrtfes in the Slocan"  country. Work is to be started on  an extensive scale upon tho group.  The Deadly Parallel.  The following are extracts from  a "Bu&iness Directory of Canada  aud Newfoundland, 1899," published  by the Might Directory Company,  Limited, of Toronto, Ontario :  Nj.r&ON, H. C. Ynlo  Mist. .tml  milling center, with  P.O.. M.O.O. banks mid  hi'n on the C.IMt, and  N. & F.S It.. 170 in. s.  of ltevrlstoke tnul GO  fiom U. S. bomidarj.  Sifitre, sicnmcr .md  iii.ui daily. K\p. Tel.  Phono. I'op. 7U00..1. A.  Gilkei. ]) in.  The above extracts are respectfully referred to the consideration  of the Itossla nd Miner, a newspaper  that says Rossland has double the  population of'Nelson.  Slocan Ore Shipments.  According to the tab kept by the  Ledge of New Denver, the shipments of ore from the Slocan for  the week ending March 24th totaled 520 tons, as follows:  To Rent.���Comfortable furnished  room with use of bath. Caibon.itc btreet few  door* past of Josephine streot. Addles.-, It. A.  L��� Tubune olllee  To Let���Furnished or unfurnished, citrht room residence. Modern conveniences. Woikshop and woodshed. Comer of  Hoover und Falls s,ticots. Applj E. P. W.,  Uox 548.  For rent cheap to desirable par-  tics, hotel and stoic at Balfour. For particulais  apply to It. S. Gallop, Kaslo, 13. C.  Wanted���Pupils, by  experienced  pent Icman teacher for violin, viola, and mandolin,   Address Box: C98, Nel->on.  Hack   calls   left at the Bodega  Saloon.   Telephone 171.  Man going to Cape Nome* has consigned all his household furnituic to Niekerson.  Baker street, opposite Queen'4 hotel Call and  Iwne a look. Blankets, shoots, tablecloths, pillows, and cvorj thing you want. Goods must be  sold at once, ,  With our groceries in your cupboard every meal will be a joy. Kukpatijck Sc  Wilson, tho lending gioocrf.  For Rent���About 50 acres of cultivable laud: .' awes cleared. Situate on Columbia & Kootena\ iniln.iv, 17 miles west of Nelson.  JCihy tonus.   Applj to J. P. Manhart. Nelhon.  Piano, for sale; practically new;  Afldrc-s Box 231, Nelson.  Niekerson���Watch maker,   Baker,  stieet, opposite Queen'." hotel. T\\enty-fl\ e jears  experience.  When your   wateh   don't  keep  time, see Niekerson, Baker street. Satisfactory  woi k or no charges. j  To Let���Six-roomed house with  bath. A pply at second hand store opposite post-  office. *  Ward Bros.  REAL ESTATE AND  INSURANCE AGENTS  W  Hi  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  185   BAKER   STREET  There are'none"  so good  Ferry's  Seeds  We carry a complete line of D. M. Ferry &  Company's Garden and  Flower Seeds  KIRKPATRICK & WILSON'S  The Leading"  Grocers....  Hi  Hi  iti  Hi  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  -v^^^^B^^S^^^^uS^ &.^S\i��j,&.*j.*^*j.*jl^��j.i4$��-  ^���0^9-0^9^^i0)^^s^t^      are-^s^sr^^^e^arsi-  Ape You Satisfied?  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 GROOEUIES  BAKER STREET. NELSON  mm  *����Z?*CZf* ��Z?.fi  i't=)'cz)'  ?��^m^  m-m  Robsi \.\'n,B.C��� Yale  Dint. Ine oity. PO.  M.O.O. lituiku nnd ul'n  On (he O. & W.R., 179  in. Kevcldoko  (md 7 -��. of Trail,  steamer lo Arrowlnurl  and Robson. Mull  drtil}. K\p., T��I��� Plwno.  Pop. (MOO. Williura  Wttdd-i, p.m.  Agents for Jr& J.TAYL0R SAFES  Bogustown)   Fairview   Addition.  A. R. SHERWOOD  REAL ESTATE  INSURANCE AND  GENERAL AGENT  First door west  of Bunk of Ih-iUsh  Columbia building,  Baker St reel  $ We have sold 75 per cent of all the  m Portland Cement  | Fire Brick and jg  f Fire Clay #  w?         Used in_ Kootenay.. j&  glVeTSo-handle"���~ " "    " |  |      ^        Steel Mining Rails, gjj  m Blacksmith's Goal, Sewer Pipe, Etc. m  # _____ , id  H. J. EVANS & CO.  NELSON, B. C.  mmm  M  Pa} no  Last Chance  Qucon Hess  h iol ul.i   .  UNA  Uibson   . ..  HOMlll    ...  Enterprise  1S2  60  84  18  JR  h  ���i'i  140  The total tonnage shipped since  January 1 st was 3929 tons.  HOTEL  ARRIVALS.  At tiik Phair.���J. Strachan and  wile, Kaslo; G. W. Benson and wife,  Chicago; O. A. Tibbell, Butte, Montana; Thomas Kader, C. C. Farrell,  Charles D. J. Christie  GENERAL BROKER  4 doors west of Dominion Kxprets ollleo.  P. U. Box o23.   Phones: Ollice 117, Houso 1G2  FOR SALE  4-rooai houso and 3 lota ?lj00  1 lot on Carbonate street    i00  2Jotsubser\atoiy bticet     650  2 lots and 4 ioom hou^.o... 1100  1 KOOM JTOUSK VOU KENT  Loans nnd insurance piomptlj attended to.  Something* Special in Jams  CROSSE & BLACKWELL'S  liiisjiberry. Stiaubciry. I'lnin, Aniicot. JJlack Gurr.trit. ami lied Cilrranl  in pint (flushc-, 2,5 cents.      Tclophunp 1(11.  p. o. box m.  HOUSTON BLOCK.  Blue Ribbon Ten. Always) On Hand.  Fresh Eggs Received Dailj  John 4�� fmqg & Ctf.  Head Office at  NELSON', B. C.  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers in  GENERAL BROKER  Tineo dwelling houses for sale on easy terms.  One lot on Sinn Icy btreet, opposite Royal  hotel, for sale at n. bargain.  One seven-roomed house and one three room  houhc for rent.  See ANN ABLE  Markets afc Nelson, Eossland, Trail, iCaslo, Ymir, Sandon, Silverton, N��rw  Denver, Revelstoke, J'erguaon, Grand j?orka, Greenwood, Cascade City, Midway, and Vancouver.  Mail Orders Promptly Forwarded  That Light is  GAS FITTING OUR SPECIALTY  PLUMBING OF ALL KINDS  Victoria Street, opposite Postofllco.  J.ETJIS PUT IN Gi|S  STRACHAN BROS,  ffi^'-r


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