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 DAILY  EDITION   BY  MAIL  FIVE  DOLLARS A YEAR  WEEKLY EDITION  BY MAIL  TWO  DOLLARS A YEAR  EIGHTH YEAR  NELSON:  THURSDAY MORNING, MARCH 29 1900.  PRICE FIVE  CENTS.  IS  home  is  WAGES PAID MINE WORKERS  Comparisons Made.  Paul   Johnson     of     Greenwood  in      Nelson      on     his      way  from       California.        He  strongly opposed to tho.eight-  hour law, aud when  in California  got data  to  show  that  the  mine  workers  of   British   Columbia  are  drawing higher  wages  than  mine  workers  in  any   other   section  of  America.   The Tribune will take  issue with Mr. Johnson, for the data  heobtained were from one man only,  and   his   operations   are   confined  chiefly to low-grade camps in Utah  and Eastern Nevada, where the conditions are not at all similar to the  conditions that prevail  in  British  Columbia.  Mr. Johnson's informant  is  general    superintendent    for    captain  Do Lamar, avIio  began  his mining  operations near Silver City, Idaho,  ten   or  twelve   years   ago as  the  representative of a firm of Chicago  glue manufacturers.    By chance he  got hold of a mine that  proved   to  be rich, but little of the riches went  to the Chicago glue makers.     But  this has  nothing  to  do  with  the  question at issue.    He  operated  in  Idaho and had more or less trouble  ��� with his mine workers in attempts  to reduce wages from 'the..!$3.50 and  $1.   standard    that    then    ruled  throughout the'camps of that state.  lie next began operations at Mercur.  Utah, where the ore was  very low  grade   and   rebellious.      He   commenced operations at the time when  an agitation was on for the passage  of an eight-hour law.  ��� Ths law was  passed aud De Lamar threatened to  leave the state ; but lie didn't. The  rate of wages paid in Utah, where  living is oh an average 22 per cent  lepf^han in  this  province,  ranges  fiom $2  to  $3  per  day for eight  hours.    Mr. Johnson says that captain De Lamar's superintendent told  'him that-the eight-hour law had  ���tended to demoralize the men : that  they- spent more  time in  saloons  than when wot king ten Hours, and  that theywero Jacking in ambition.  In this connection it can be stated  that R. C. Chambers of Salt Lake,  Utah, who has been superintendent  of the Ontario and  Daly  mines at  PaikCity, in that state, for over  twenty ycais, says that he would  not return lo the1 ten hour-system  now that he has  given  tho  eight-  hour day a fair trial.    He says that  tlio men take moie iutcrest in their  wot k; that they are bettor morally,  mentally aud physically.  After developing his Mercur properties, captain DeLamar commenced operating in eastern Nevada,  just across the line from Utah, and  it is to be presumed that he does  not pay any higher wages in  Nevada for ten hours than lie pays  in Utah for eight. But Paul Johnson should know that in western  Nevada the rate of wages for  miners is four  nor/r,Ai*s per day  OF   EIGHT    110 U ______ AN I __ THAT   TI lib  KATI'r_ANI��    DAY     HAS    PREVAILED  THERE FOR OVER THIRTV YEARS.  Coming to northern California,  where captain Do Lamar is also  operating, wages have ruled at $3  per day for skilled miners for over  twenty years : but living in north  ern California is much lower than in  southern'British Columbia. It is  strange that Paul Johnson, who is  always looking for an increase of  salary, and no one who knows him  will deny that ho'is entitled Lo the  best wages going������should be so  .strongly opposed to workingmen  when striving to better tlieir condition.  The following is the data regarding wages in diffeient localities as  given The Tribune by Mr. Johnson  in an interview:  Wheu in California Mr. Johnson  was in Shasta county, advising  captain DeLamar in the matter of  the construction of a copper smelter  for the Bully Hill copper mines,  situate about twenty-five miles  from Redding. Captain DeLamar  has extensive mining interests  throughout the several states of  the union, and employs about 2000  men in mines and reduction work?,  and, during his visit, Mr. Johnson  interviewed general superintendent  Oxnam of the DeLamar companies  with respect to the wages paid in  the several fitates and tho hours of  labor. By superintendent Oxnam  he was informed that tho DeLamar  company a\ eraged $2 50 per day in  itd wages for miners in the state of  California, and the working hours  were from 7  o'clock to  12  o'clock,  an  J>\  from   I o'clock  board.    In Leadville, Colorado, the  same company paid from $2.50 to  $3   per   ten-hour  shift;   $3   being  paid in wet places and $2.50 in dry  places,   the   geueral   wage  in   the  state being $3 for  ten-hour  shifts.  In  the  stato of   Nevada   the  DeLamar company paid  $3 per ten-  hour shift, with a charge of $24 per  month for  board.    In  Arizona tho  company paid from $3 to  $3.50 for  ten hours' work, with a charge of  $20  a month   for  board.    In   the  state of Utah, where an  eight-hour  law is in force, the  company paid  $2.50 per  day.    The experience  of  the  DeLamar company was   that  under the eight-hour- law the men  had too much time for loafing, and  that  they frequented  the saloons  more than before in order  to fill in  the time.    Eight hours' work in the  day  were  not  sufficient,  and   the  best of the men left for other parts  where they could "work  ten hours  per day and receive a  corresponding  increase  in pay.    The  experience of the DeLamar company w?s  that, tho    law   furnished    poorer  miners  than  in  places  where the  men   were   allowed  to   work   ten  hours.    Taken altogether, the actual  experience of the  eight-hour  law in Utah was not satisfactory.  RUMORS OF MINING DEALS  Green Interviewed.  Kaslo, March ��������� 28.���[Special to  The Tribune.] ��� Gooderham and  Blaekstock are said to be figuring  on investing in mines on the south  fork of Kaslo creek aud at Whitewater. J. C. Drewry, who is concerned with them at Moyie, is at  Whitewater today with expert W.  H. Jeffery and Fred Ritchie of  Rossland. On Friday they will inspect the B. N." A. mine on the south  fork of Kaslo creek.  Bob Green has given a direct  denial to the statement that he will  run a Martin candidate. He said  to The Trigone representative,  "You can tell anybody who asked  that I am not a Joe Martin .man.".  Regarding his ibrip to Slocan' Lake  he'said, "If I am a judge of political  feeling the riding is solidly Green."  He states that a large number of  people in outlying districts are getting their names on the "voters' list.  Down on Slocan Lake times are  getting better. "They have not  employed all -the" men who are  about," he said, "but the general  feeling seems to be that things are  improving."  ' The boat broke down so the Free  Masons will be unable to go to Nelson tonight to help institute the  chapter of the Royal Arch.  Wants Public Improvements.  To the Editor of The Tribune.- I  Jiave read with some interest the  editorial discussion in the Rossland  Miner and The Tribune re the  electric lighting of Nelson, and I  have an idea that the Rossland  paper, although lashing theC. P. R.  inaiiagement for. allege_d_ discriminations against Rossland iu the way  of freight rates, is willing to accept  pointers from a C. P. R. employee  as to tho electric lighting system of  Nelson. I may be mistaken, but  there is one thing on which I am  not mistaken, that is, if the city  council will only submit a money  bylaw for the approval of the  people for $150,000 or for anypbher  amount, payable in twenty years,  the money to be expended iu improving an electric light plant,  grading streets, extending tho  sewer system, laying sidewalks, or  making other public improvements,  the people will back them up.- Let  the council wake up and get a move  on, and give the Johnnies that may  como here to settle later on a chance  to>pa*y for it. By all means let the  city hold its grip on the electric  light system.       W, P. Roiunson.  March 27th.  I Chipmau of Kaslo, was to have presided, but owing to an accident to  the boat did not arrive in the city,  much to the regret of the members of  the chapter. The following members were present: Ex-companions  G. A. Mitchell, Rossland; Charles G.  Mills, Bracebridge; Dr. W. J. Quintan, George Johnstone; companions  W. T. Townseud, K. Lackey, Ross-  laud; William Duncan, William  Douche, Hamilton Byers, H. J.  Robie, E. Rammelmeyer, J. A. J.  Moore, Spokane, W. R. Griffith, G.  A.... Carlson, Kaslo; ex-companion  Robert Weir, Dr. D. LaBau, companions Fred Irvine, William Rag*  less, Jacob Dover, E. A. Crease, J.  Roderick Robertson, Geo. McFar-  Innej'Frank Teetzel, H. J. Evans, G.  L. Lennox, E. W. Matthew's.  NELSON LCUAL NEWS.  News From the North.  Victoria, March 28.���The steamer  F. P. Gutelius, late of Trail, came  to Nelson yesterday and is to make  his home here, having recently  been appointed eugineer for the  districts under the control of superintendent Troup. Mr. Gutelius'  apparatus also arrived yesterday,  and was placed in the suite of  offices reserved for his use in tho  new quarters on Baker street. He  is thoroughly familiar with every  foot of the road across the river,  and after the first of the month  will make a trip over the lines on  this side of the,'-Columbia. Mr.  Gutelius will have charge of the  disbursement of the large appropriation for the! improvement of  the roadbed to be expended this  summer.  Willapa of this city.returned today  from Cape Scott and wayports  on  the west coast bringing news of  the finding of the bowsprit of a  large ship near Kyauquot, pointing  to some vessel having met   with  disaster, also of finding the body, of  captain Hansen, the Flying Dutchman of sealing fame, and of a dynamite explosion at G. R. Talbot's  mine two weeks ago on Bear river,  as a result of whiqh one man lost  his life and another very badly in-  jured.. The latter came down on the  Willipa and tells of the explosion  as follows:    "There had   been   a  missfire of a charge of dynamite.  Next morning, when the men went  to work, Chris Arnott of Kyauquot  started to.get out the unexploded  charge.    He got some from the hole  and thinking that he had secured  all began to drill in the same hole.  He had not^been working but a few  minutes when, there was a terrible  explosion.   Benson, who was drilling near by with his back to Arnott  was thrown to the ground.   One  piece of rock was  driven  through  his pants and into the flesh of his  hip.   His back   also suffered considerably."  Two Liberal Conventions.  �� Victoria, March 28.���[Special to  The Tribune.]���The Liberals held a  meeting tonight to elect delegates  to the provincial convention at  Vancouver on April 5th. ^ There  was an animated discussion resulting in a decision to participate  under condition of abiding by the  decision of the convention aud a  mixed delegation of sixty weie appointed, and, on April 4 th they will  choose the forty whom Victoria  is entitled to' send. At Vancouver tonight the Liberals had  a storms^ meeting for ' the  same purpose, ending in the appointment of delegates after an  angry protest against the use of  the convention for the evident purpose of promoting Martiu's cause.  Bostock Puts Pertinent Queries.  - Ottawa, March 28���[Special to  The Tribune].���Bostock has put a  series of questions on the order  paper in regard to premier Martin  and _ lieutenant-governor-Mclnnes.  Bostock wants to kuow if Mclnnes  has given his reasons for dismissing  Semlin and calling on Martin, what  time Martin has got to form a government, if the Dominion ^government is aware that Martin's colleagues are uot members of the  legislature, if it is aWaro that the  provincial legislature passed a vote  of want of confidence in Martin, and  that in spite of this it is said that  no election is to bo held beforo  Juno, and if Mclnnes had given the  Dominion government reasons for  such a state of affairs existing, and,  if not, if the governor has been  asked to report immediately.  yvuih a charge of $19 per  to 0 o'clock, j  ier month for '  Royal Arch Chapter Instituted.  Nelson Royal Arch Chapter was  instituted last evening with the  following officers: Ex-companion  George Johnstone, 1st principle Z.;  ex-companion Robeit Weir', 2nd  principle II.; ex-companion Dr. D.  LaBau, 3rd principle J.; scribe E ;  companion E. W. Matthews; scribe  N., companion G. L. Lennox; treasurer, comxjanion W. F. Teetzel; P.  S., companion N. F. MeLeod ; S. S.,  companion E. A. Crease; J. S., companion Fred Irvine. Ex-companion  George A. Mitchell of Rossland  Chapter No. 122, ex-companion  Charles G, Mills of Grand River  Chaptii* No. 70 of Bracebridge, and  ex-companion Dr. Quinlan installed |  the officers  The B. C. Contingent.  Ottawa. March 28.���[Special to  The Tribune].���The correspondence  in regard to, the offer of British  Columbia to send a contingent to  the front was brought up in the  house today. On February 1st  Laurier transmitted' the offer to  Chamberlain, and the latter's reply  was that he would be glad to accept,  but nothing less than a unit should  be sent. On February 8th Laurier  replied to the British Columbia  government, making the offer which  has already been published, and  which applied to all the provinces,  and this was the end of the whole  matter.   A Needed Measure.  Ottawa, March 28.���[Special to  The Tribune.]���Charleton moved  his resolution in the house for a  special committee to arrange for  doing away with long speeches in  _,  _ . the house.     The matter was not  Si. E. companion E. E. ' disposed of.  The grocers of .Rosslaiid have  held a meeting at which it was  unanimously, decided that they  should all become members of the  board of trade of that city.  Charles Ink, "of The Tribune  staff, who has beeri> confined to his  bed for some days with a severe  attack of la grippe/; ..was able to be  out again yesterday.  The Nelson fire department was  given a fairly thorough test of its  efficiency yesterday,.and came out  of the ordeal with Hying colors.  The alarm was soupded between 5  and 0 yesterday .afternoon, and  within 4 minutes \of the bell a  stream of water was playing over  Reisterer & Co.'s brewery on Latimer street. The run was a practice one, but it showed that in ease  of need the department can be relied upon to get on the spot in  quick time, even when the call  comes from up the" "hill outside of  the business quarter of the city.  The business booked at tho mining recorder's office yesterday was  as follows: J. Shuttleworth of  Erie transferred a half interest in  the 'Nina' G. mineral claim at the  mouth of Rest creek, to Arthur  Clements of Erie, consideration  $100. Charles Munro filed a certificate that he had--not made any  payment?jimdcr the\L-iU of, sale by  George Stephenson to-lain in respect to the Black Horse, Gold  Quartz and Clarence claims, and  that he has released his claim  against tiie properties. A certificate of improvements was granted  W. B. Townsend and J. W. Moore  on the Hungry Man claim.  E. Nelson Fell, manager of the  Athabasca mine, leaves on Friday  night for Halifax, whence he sails  on April18th per S. S. Parisian of  the Allan line for Liverpool.  Yesterday a celestial named Lnm,  who peddles vegetables, went into  a store on Baker street and endeavored to work off his wares ou  some of the young: men employed  there. The young fellows were  nob busy and jollied Lum until the  Chinaman seized an axe and threatened violence. Then they put Lum  out of the building and, he alleges,  administered several swift kicks in  parting, which so galled liis proud  "spirit that" he laid "information in  which the parties arc charged with  retaining some of his corn. The  ease comes np before magistrate  Crease this morning.  The many friends of Miss Barry  and Mrs. II. M. Vincent will be  grieved to hear "of the death of  their .sister Ethel, at London,  Ontario, after a long and painful  illness. Deceased was a bright,  promising young lady in her 20th  year, and will be greatly missed by  a large circle of fi iends.  Charles J. Johnston, Victoria  street, came to chief Jarvib last  night with a piece of plaster on a  puncture in hi.s face below the left  eye. Johnston stated that a .small  boy had maliciously prodded him  with a sharp stick, and though  loathe to enter a formal coin plaint,  desired the chief to take Mich  action as would prevent a recurrence of the incident. It is probable that a police court case w iii  .result.  Constable Smith has quite recovered from his recent lengthy  illness and will probably resume  his beat on the first of  the month.  The carload of pipe shipped from  Nelson tho other day for the  Kootenay Air Supply Company contained 3000 feet, which Wheu laid  will enable the company to commence operations. They have already laid 9700 feet of pipe and the  ���150 horse power plant ia ready to  start compressing air for delivery  to the various mines with wliich  the company has contracts. The  pipe is now being laid to the Highlander and Tariff properties where  the pressure is expected to be 80  pounds. There is only one other  plant of this description in Canada,  the second being located at Magog,  Quebec.  Judge Forin handed down his  judgment yesterday in the action  of Briggs vs. Conruyt. The judgment declared plaintiff to be the  owner of the Monarch mineral claim  which was in dispute, and granted  an injunction to prevent defendant  trespassing. The litigants were required to pay their own costs.  Elliot ��fe Lennie appeared for plaintiff and Whealler & Martin of Kaslo  for defendant.  H. J. McDonald, who was burned  out at Kuskouook, has decided to  start business at Procter, and is  in Nelson purchasing a stock of  geueral merchandise.  W. C. Watson writes The Tribune asking if a working man can  attend the Liberal caucus called to  elect delegates to the Vancouver  convention. Mr. Watson is evidently  a novice in politics. Workingmen,  like Mr. Watson, are not wanted in  caucus; they are only wanted in  polling places on election days.  Workingmen, like Archie Johnsoii,  attend to all the preliminaries before election days, such as calling  caucuses and attending conventions.  Rev. G. J.  Colter White,  M.  A.,  the   new   pastor   of   the    Baptist  church is registered* at the hotel  Hume,   having arrived   in  Nelson  last night.   Mr. White obtained his  degree   at   Acadia   university   of  which institution he is now a governor. .... After  graduating he took  a  three year course at the Newton,  Massachusetts, theological seminary,  aud then assumed the pastorate of  the Baptist  church  at Annapolis;  Nova-Scotia,  which lie held  until  eight   months   ago .when    failing  'health'compelled him to relinquish  his dutie?.     Since   thattime Mr.  White   has    been    recruiting    his  health at Wolfeville, Nova Scotia,  the university town.     He will take  the services at the Baptist church  here on Sunday.  ��� W. C. McDonald, clerk at the  Grand Central, hotel, received a  telegraphic message from Standy,  North Dakota, to the effect that his  wife was critically ill. Mr. Me-  Donald,*Ieffc for the cast at once,  and expects to be.absent ten days.  William McCann of South Tacoma, Washington, arrived in Nel-"  son last night to take charge of the  body of his brother, the late Patrick McCanu, who was killed on the  Molly Gibson wagon road Sunday  afternoon. Mr. McCann goes up to  the mine 'today to go over the  scene-of the fatality, and close up  his brother's affairs. The body of  Patrick McCann will be taken to  Tacoma for interment tomorrow.  George Hale's gasoline launch was  taken out for a trial run yesterday.  The craft ran smoothly, at about  eight miles per hour with comparatively little noise, and, of course,  without any smoke. She is the  first gasoline propelled boat to run  ou b of Nclsorh   About 0:15 o'clock last night fire  broke out iti a building just across  the tiack from the baggage room  at the C. P. R. depot.    The fire de-  the returns are wired to the eastern or western managers, as the  case may be, aud then go direct to  the general manager at Montreal,  who thus knows each day by 17  o'clock the operating expenses of  the whole system for the 'previous  day. E. II. Cuddy of Winnipeg  has been in Nelson several days introducing ton-mileage.  MINING IN THE SLOCAN IS  Redistribution Killed.  Ottawa, March 28.���[Special to  The Tribune].���The Redistribution  bill was thrown out by the senate  today by a majority of 22. There  were 41 votes in favor of Bowell's  six months' hoist, and 19 .against it.  The only Conservative who supported the bill was Poirier, New:  Brunswick, otherwise it was a party  vote. There were nine Liberals  absent.  Did Not Consult Laurier.  Ottawa, March 28���[Special to  The Tribune].���Laurier stated tonight that there was nothing in  the story that Chamberlain was in  consultation with him in respect to  the South African settlement.  Advance Begins.  London, March 29.���5:15 a.m.���  Lord Roberts has sent 10,000 troops  to Glen/ten miles north of Bloemfontein, on the railway. This is a  preliminary to the general advance.  CENERAL JOUBERT IS DEAD  His Career Outlined.  Pretoria,    March:., 28.���General  Joubert died last   night  parbment" turned out promptly, and  after a brief struggle extinguished  ���the flames in which the building  was quickly enveloped, Several  C. P. R. section men were shacking  in the premises aud the origin of  the (ire is, presumed to bo their  stove. The building wa.s practically  destroyed.  Tbe king of silver trout was captured yesterday off Procter by  John' T. Joyce and W. II. Stone of  Cranbrook. The big fellow measured 31 inches and tipped the .scales  at 10i pounds. It was a genuine  trout, beautifully marked with a  broad" crimson stripe, and was  viewed at tho Queon'b hotel by  most of tho local fi-hing enthusiasts.  The Fisk Jubilee Singers will appear at the opera house on Friday  and Satuiday of this week. This is  the 29th season of the company,  wliich ha** won laurels in several  countries. Loveis of good ballad  singing will enjoy a treat.  After Apiil the ton-mileage system will be in operation on the  Kootenay divWons of the C. P. R.,  which is the link necessary to make  the system effective from ocean to  ocean. The system i.s ingeniously  worked out, and consists of a schedule of returns which have to be  filed with each division superintendent eveiy day before 11 o'clock,  and which demonstrate to a cent  the exact coat of operating his  division for the previous day up to  21 o'clock. After pacing through  the  hands of the  Miperintendents  died last   night at 11:20  o'clock.      He   had .been suffering  from stomach complaint. The town  is  plunged in  mourning for   this  true patriot, gallant general and  upright and honorable  gentleman.  General Petrius Jacobs Joubert,  commander general of the Transvaal forces, better known  as Slim  Peter, was born about 68years ago.  He  was descended from   the old  French Huguenot family, which settled in South Africa; -"Hfe'was born  in Cape Colony, but was taken by  his  parents   to  tiie   Orange   Free  State, where he was taught from  ehildhood   to   shoot  straight "and  hate the British.    Of schooling ho  had   but .little, but his ambition  prompted   him   to   read   the   few  books he could obtain, and he succeeded in obtaining a fair knowledge - of   history   and   languages.  Soon after the acquisition of Natal  by the British he becarao a burgher of the South African   Republic aud a daring fighter.   He was so  feared   by   the   natives   that   the  knowledge that he was at the head  of a punitive expedition usually resulted in their surrender.    He  was  elected president of the Transvaal  in 1876, defeated sir George Colley  at Majuba Hill in 1881, and acted  as president of the republic in 1883-  i, during Kruger's absence  in   Europe.  General Joubert was always in  favor of the use of force instead of  ���diplomacyaiid"presideiit Kruger on  several occasions had great difficulty  iu repressing his hot headed friend  and colleague, notably in 1879,  when   Joubert, with   Kruger   and  Prctorius.was planning the rebellion  to overthrow British rule in the  Transvaal.  Ib was Joubert who organized the  army of the South African Republic, \  dividing the country into 17military  districts with commandants, field  cornets and lieutenants. To such a  point of perfection was the system  carried that when the prudent war  was declared Joubert, it is said,  only had to send 17 dispatches and  within 48 hours tho Boer nation  wa.s under arms. It was due to  general Joubert thab the South  Afi ican republic succeeded - in  amassing tho immen.se stores of  Avar munitions and provisions which  have stood them in such good stead  during the conflict now in progress.  Although known as "Slim Peter" he  was nearly six feet in height and of  .stout build, his nickname being  given him on account of his shrewd  military tactics. The wife of general Joubert, who was a Miss  Fraser, had been devoted to him  throughout the campaign, frequently sharing the dangers in the  field.  London, March 28.���In connection with the announcement of the  death of geueral Joubert, it is interesting to note that sir George  White, the British general who  commanded the garrison which defended Ladysmith, in a speech at  Capo Town yesterday evening, declared that Joubert was a soldier  and a gentleman, and a brave and  honorable opponent.  Going Right Ahead.  New Denver, March 28.���[Special  to The Tribune.]���Returns have  been received by the owners of the  Capello from the ore recently shipped by them to the Trail smelter.  There was a little over six tons in  the consignment, which yielded  $920.63. The freight and treatment  charges were $93.87. These returns  demonstrate the richness of the ore  veins on Goat mountain; and should  encourage general development on  the part of the claim owners. The  Capella ore was taken out during  development this winter, and is the  second shipment to be made.  Work was commenced this week  on the Lakeview group, between  here and Silverton and owned by  by the Northwest Mining Syndicate.  So soon as things get into shape the  force will be increased, as the showing is most encouraging.  Ore shipments from the Bosun  this mouth aggregate 120 tons, with  large reserves in sight. Everything  about the property is in excellent  shape and condition, and the staff  satisfied and contented.  The exports of ore from the camp  continue to increase, there being  upwards of 500 tons sent out last  week. For the year the total is in  excess of 3009 tons.  Thomas Lloyd has secured an option and lease on the* Victor claim,  Ten-mile creek, and goes down to-  Ihorrow to commence work. The  claim is at the Half-Way camp, on  the north side of the creek, and is  one of the richest in that section.  Considerable work has been done  on the lead, exposing a fine showing of mineral. _ It is mixed with  quartz and carries flakes of native  silver, the assays being in the hundreds. Two or three tons of ore  are lying on the'dump, ancl it is the  intention to make a shipment in the  early summer.   , '  Several outside parties will be in  so soon as the snow goes/off to examine  and  purchase a number of  properties on Ten-mile and Springer-  creeks. ,  Young 6c Murchison- have a most  promising property on  Goat mountain,'   adjoining   the    March   Bird  group.    They have been  stripping  the lead  of late, and  have  uncovered a nice showing  of ore similarA  in character to the Capella.  " R. F. Gteeu,  M.P.P., was here on  Monday sizing up the political situation.      He   had   no   definite   announcement Jto  make as to  when  'his platform Mould be issued, or  who would be his rivals in the coming campaign,   Bob's   friends   are  numerous   throughout    the   camp,  and he will poll a winning vote,  OLIVIER IS NOW IN-SAFETY  Boers Concentrating.  Pretoria, March 2^���According  to a dispatch from Kroonstadt,  commandant Olivier has joined  generals Groobler and Lemner, who  aro safe. General Delarey is still  sick at Pretoria, but he will proceed to the front Sunday. Trains  are frequently leaving with burghers for the fighting line on this  side of Bloemfontein.  The Standard and Diggers News  learns that generals Olivier, Groobler and Lemner have arrived at :i  point sufficiently fur north to relieve all apprehensions of the possibility of their being cut off. It is  expected that they will arrive at  -Winburg iu a few day? and effect a  junction with general Oewett,  wheu the federal position, it is' declared, will formidably oppose loid  Roberts.  Reports received from the various banks,*of the republic.show that  the cash holdings amount lo ��2,-  033,0.17 or $(11,105,285),  Wolseley on the Army.  London, March 2S.���Presiding at  the annual meeting of the Militia  Rifle Association this afternoon.the  commander of the forces, lord  Wolseley, said the country was to  be congratulated on the manner the  war was proceeding. Great'Britain  had in the field the largest army  ever sent across the waters iu the  world and composed of the finest  he had ever seen in the history of  the country. This satisfactory  situation was piiruarily due to the  wonderful army system inaugurated by lord Cardwell, without which  it would have been impossible for  Great Britain to carry on tho war. THE TRTBUNE:  NELSON B. C THUBSDAY,  MARCH 29  1900  CURTAINS!  The curtain department of the store is one to  which we have given particular attention. Our buying was done before the advance in prices took effect,  so you can expect some very special values. We  would like to have you inspect our stock while it is  complete.  Nottingham Lace Curtains 50c, 75c, $1, $1.50,  $2. $2.25, $2.50, $3, $3.50, $4, $5, $6, $7.50, $8.50  and $10.00.  See our special at $1.25, 3 1-2 yards long and 50  inches wide, with the new lock-stitched edge.  Chenille and Tapestry Curtains at $4, $4.50, $5,  $6.50, $7.50 and $ 10.  Our $6.50 Tapestry in Cardinal, Blue, Green or  Terra Cotta is an extra special.  MARTIN O'REILLy&CO  HOUSTON BLOCK. BAKER STREET, NELSON.  NEW DRY GOODS STORE  SPECIALS   TODAY,   THURSDAY.  SILK DAY AT KERR'S  This silk department of ours is the most talked of department of  our store. No wonder. Every effort was made to place before you  ���(he latest of fashion's fancies. In how far we have succeeded you  may judge when you call.   For today we have these special lines:  Ponge silks, plain, all colors 50c. per yard.  Japanese silks, plain, all colors GOc. per yard.  Liberty silks, plain, all colors 90c. per yard.  Tamaline silks, white and cream   90c. per yard.  Fancy blouse silks, wash goods  @ 40c., 50c, 00c. up to $1 per yard.  The new blouse silk is tho ribbon effect, we have it (��, $1.00, $1.25  up to $3.00 the yard.  Duchess satin @ $1.50 per yard.  WHETHER YOU WISH TO PURCHASE OR NOT COME AND EXAMINE OUR SILKS.  MADDEN BLOCK,  BAKER STREET.  KERR& CO,  Tiik genial   old  gentleman  who  writes the pound-cake columns of  the Miner is in  sore  distress.     He  imagines  that   mayor  Houston  is  ambitious to represent Nelson  riding in  the  provincial   legislature,  aud that none  of  the  parties will  have him as a  candidate, not even  "   the followers of "Joe" Martin.    The  genial old   gent  assures   his   few  readers  that ,3. Fred   Hume   will  again make tho race, and  that the  . Conservative machine will   nominate as their candidate one of the  lawyer   stockholders   of the company   that   publishes    the   Miner.  The Tribune can state upon  the  written authority of J- Fred Hume  himself that he will not again make  the race for legislative honors;,but  this will not   prevent   the Miner  from-saying that he will.  Findixg   that' they   were overdoing   the   "business    of    shouting  '" ruin,'' the organs of the J. Roder-  - ick Robertson class of miue owners,  stieli as the Nelson Economist and  " the British Columbia Review and  North   American Mining  Journal,"  of London, England, are beginning  to hedge.    The Economist  is  willing to make any statement if it  j ���would help return ex-premier Turner  to power.    Yet the province   as a  whole  Was  as sick  of Turner two  . , years ago, as the bucking mine man-  tigers are now reputed to be of^ the  .  oight-hour law.    But it i.s not with,  the Economist that Tmc Trihuxk  will deal.    It is  with  tho  London  publication.    Jt has been  rabid in  -its denunciation of the  eight-hour  law and the men who were standing out for a fair day's wage.   lint  iu its  isSsue, dated March   10th/ it  draws iL so mild that one wonders  who   has been   .shaking   a golden  ileece before its bandaged eyes.    It  says: " The Slocan labor trouble is  " definitely and finally settled. The  *' logic of events was rapidly bring-  " ing it to a conclusion in any case.  " The   mine   owners   had    offered  " what the vast majority of miners  '��� considered a fair and  reasonable  " compromise scale of wages.   The  " opposition to tho men's going to  ��� " work  on   tho  part of the union  '* had become   purely official, and  " now   has  been  withdrawn alto-  " gefcher.       The   standard    wage  ' " adopted is $'3.23 per day of eight  " hours   and   $3.00   for    muckers;  " machine men and men working in  " wet giound or bad oir get  $3.50.  " This   agreement   lias    not    been  " accepted for any specified time,  " but, nevertheless it will fix the  " wage scale in the SJoean indefi-  " nitely. It is exactly the scale  " proposed by Byron White of the  ���' Slocan Star mine months ago, and  " which the men in his mine would  " have accepted had their mistaken  " ideas of loyalty to the union not  " stood in their way. A sigh of  " very heartfelt relief has been  " uttered throughout the whole of  " British Columbia that a settle-  " ment has been made. The Slocan  " district promises to be most successful this year, agreeably dis-  " appointing all estimates. During  " January, before the strike was  " off/ the, country exported 1218  " tons of ore, and the Payne mine is  " now shipping 10 -tons of ore a  " day, aud must be earning very  " large dividends. The Enterprise  " mine, the Last Chance and many  " smaller properties are expected to  " begin shipments at once."'  The business men of Nelson -who  are not politicians are unanimously  of the opinion that the eight-hour  law has come to stay, and that the  agitation for its repeal is doing the  country more harm than the .operation ,of the Jaw. Business men  know that as long as the question  is kept a live issue by politicians,  the business interests of the  country Avill remain in an unsettled  "condition, and, they have been iu  that condition long enough. -  Tiik Victoria Colonist says that  major Mutter will again be a candidate for the legislative assembly in  Cowichan, ono of the Island constituencies, and remarks that he  was a very excellent member of a  fornierlegishiLure. It is just such  "excellent members" *ns major  Mutter that make representative  government a farce.  It is known for a Certainty that  the Dominion government will enforce the Alien Labor Act up to the  hilt'if the mine owners in Rossland  do not come to terms with the  mine workers. ' No more importations of alien labor from the United  States will be permitted. The recent importations -by the Slocan  mine managers settled the business.  troops in the open. The projectiles  were ineffectual against cover, but  were dangerous to jiedestrians. One  shell burst in the court house killing several natives and wounding  four persons. Several women were  also slightly wounded.  News From Warrenton.  Warrrnton, March 20. ��� The  movements of the Boers on Saturday indicated that they were trying  to iind the range in order to shell  the British camp, which moved during the night. The Boers keep up  a steady smashing. The railway  line is clear and an armored train  arrived here today.  Australians at Windsor.  London, March 27.���The Australian federation delegates were received in audience by the epieen at  Windsor this afternoon. The secretary of state for the colonies,  Joseph Chamberlain, and Mrs.  Chamberlain accompanied the delegation and introduced tliem and  their wives to her majesty.  Kaffirs Taken From Mines.  London, March 27.���A dispatch  from Johannesburg, published in  the second edition of the Times, declares the Boers are using natives  from the mines to construct  trenches around Johannesburg, adding that the mines are expected  to shut down owing to the military  demand for Kaffir labor.  White on Symons.  Cape Towx, March 27.���Sir  George White was accorded an immense reception here today. Tn an  address he paid a tribute to the  late general William Penn Symons,  who, he said, first taught the Boers  that the British soldiers could drive  them from tlieir strongest positions.  Australia an Unit.  Sydney, March 27.���The Australian premiers have joined in a  cablegram to Mr. Chamberlain, declaring that it is undesirable to  conclude peace in South Africa except on terms guaranteeing the absolute supremacy of British mle.  Preparing to "Abandon Natal.  LAm smith, Mar Ji 27.���It is reported that the Boers are massing  in tlieir entrenched positions at the  Biggarsburg ; and it is added that  their transjiort trains are packed at  Newcastle in readiness to facilitate  their retreat, in ������ ease - necessity  should require such a step.  Russian Menace. *   ,  Yokohama, March1 27.���A Russian squadron has arrived at Chemulpo. It is believed this presages a  demand for a concession of laud at  Masango, and it is arousing uneasy  commentsiu Japan.  AUCTIONSALE  Household  Furniture  Mr  Hi  S^XV'^^'^^'S^^'^^-Sr^*^-^'*?^^ 'fi*-fi*^00   00-00   00^^-00-00-00^^-00^0^^00^0^^00^  .ggeeeeeseeeeeeeg.  Hi  9*  Hi  Hi  SEND  9*  9*  Hi  Hi  FOR  9*  9*  Hi  9*  Hi  Hi  SAMPLES  9*  9*  Hi  9*  %**3393 333:-333��,��  R  Ladies'  Hi   Mackintoshes   *  Ui 9*  _   Latest Styles   $  il/ 9*  ^333333333333^  Xlf  ilf  xlf  ilf  ilf  Xlf  Hi  ilf  ilf  ilf  ilf  NEW   SPRIJNQ    QOODS  We have opened this week a large shipment of import goods direct M^  from English manufacturers, therefore we are able to sell W  goods much cheaper than buying from eastern houses ���!���  xti  Xti  Hi  Hi  Hi  Xti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  Wash Dress Goods  INCLUDING  Prints, Zephyrs, Ginghams, Victoria and  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  We have opened up and are marking the  largest stock of Wash Shirt Waists and  Wrappers ever received in Nelson.0 Eight in  style and right in price.  Black and Navy Serge $3 to $12.50.  Black Brillanteen, plain and fancy, $2.50  to $9.  Beady-made Skirts  Ask to see our new Silk Underskirts from  $5 to $20.  Two more pieces of all wool Sheppard's  plaid dress goods, 44 inches wide.  xti  NEW GOODS ARRIVING  DAILY  ^?333333333333j^  9*  9*  9*  9*  9*  9*  9*  if*  9*  l*\  3333333333333^  >����  Hi  Ladies'  and Children's  Cashrrjere Hose  *Jf**s-e*����-s*sfefc-  Hi  Uf  Hi  Hi  xli  Hi  \ll  Xlf  &  Irvine & Go.  9\'  9*  9*  9*  9*  9*  9*  9*  9*  9*  The  Latest  Neckwear  flfi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  &  ������*����*������*&*(?'-  Hi  xti  Hi  Hi  xti  iti  iti  Xti  Xti  Xti  iti  iti  iti  Xti  Xti  Hi  ^g\. >^ . g��. ^ . ^. ^ . ^. ^. ^. >fr ��� ^. ^ ��� 3�� * ^fr '^ '^ ��� jg> 00.00.00.0* .00.0* .00.00 .00.00 .00.0* .0*. 0* .00.00. fil'fJ^f  'iS^'���- r*>':0*f1**'0*^' 0*' 0*0*' 0*- 0*'0*'fi*-0*'fi*        <5-<5:.<5 .^ .^ ��J->5; .^^^ ^^S^^^^SC*  Now is the Time  '���: to replace that  Shabby Awning*  Place your order with  THEO.   MADSON  Tents,  Awnings,  and  all kinds  of Canvas Goods  Manufactured1 to Order  BAKER   STREET,   NELSON.  In pursuance with instructions received from TV. A. Galliher, the un-  devhigued will offer for sale, by  auction, the whole of the household effects and furnishings' contained in Mr. Galliher's residence on  LakcTsfcreefc^ oil  Wi  nesaay,  at 2 p. m., sharp.  4  The Latest'Wall Papers  BORDERS AND M0ULD1NCS  We are now opening up (lie largest stock of  vail Tuper-. bouter-).uul itiouklini^ovurrcccfvcl  in Nelson. Wo purchased direct from tlioJIon-  tiuit lmpoilcrs, uixl have tbi'i(.Tore tlio latest rte-  si'Kiw mid closest prices, Special q notations, lo Hie  Undo. '  F. J. Bradley & Go.  PVJ.N I'KUS AND DLCOItATOHS  Corner Victoi in ami Josephine Streots, Nelson.'  Boss, lee & Taylor  BAKER STREET, NELSON  (George "V. motion's old sUind)  Flow, Peed, drain, Hay.  1     '   AND PRODUCE  This house has been newly furnished witli modern furniture of  the latest style, and the di.spu.sal of  it will afford an excellent opportunity of securing bargains.  Dining Room Furnishings  including handsome oak sideboard, extension table and  chairs.  Drawing Room Furnishings  including Newcombc piano, upholstered chairs, wicker chairs,  easy chairs and lounge.  Three Bed Room Suites  WrStarmer Si?|ith & Co.  PAPER HANGER, GLAZIER,  PAINTER, ETC.,  CHIMNEY SWEEPING  Office Ward Streot -Opposi'e Opora Honse  5Z sifsTij^^x).  ContmeUng- Pointers., Decorators,, PupM-hanger^,  Ki.No-  I-'ull lino of wal] paper, moulding, ote,  mining and Tintim;.   Strictly iirs-| olni-->  JCs'imates fiiriiUhod.  ��oik,  Residence JM!! ctrcel,  Opposite School Hoiiso  NELSON; B. C.  Prick Not a Director,  PfTTsiiCHO, Pennsylvania, March  27,���The speculation as to whether  or not II. C, Prick would bo a  director of the ?iew Carnegie company has been disposed of by Frick  himself. When asked tbe question,  he replied "]STo."  Bombarding Mafeking.  Mafjskjw, March M.���The Boors  recommenced the bombardment of  this place on March 13 th. A six  inch gun, which had been comparatively silent for a week, fired  the   shrapnel   used    against   the  and complete outfit of bed  linen, table linen, silver ware,  cufclcryr kitchen utensils, steel  range, curtains, portieres, and  pictures.  Extensive Library  including' the works ol'Marryal,  Stevenson, Carlyle, Gibbons,  Scott, Thackerny, Dickens, Lyt  ton, and Dumas, as well as several volumes of poems and historical works, and an International encyclopedia.  Terms: Cash.  C. A. Waterman & Co.  AUCTIONEERS  GENUINE  J. T. FIFE  P. O. Box 660  & CO.  Gar Lots a Specialty  Coneipomlonce Solicited     Phone J2<5  Palace R/|eat iVjari\et  Headquarters  for all kinds of  Fresh and Cured Meats.  A failure will bo jnade of tiie poultry and  g.imo tiade. They will always be 011 hand during' their season.  J9 L,  PORTER, Prop.  IG9 Josephine St., between Baker and Vernon,  Telephone 1j'J.  nelson  St. JOSEPH'S SCHOOL  NELSON. B. C.  A bom ding find duy school conducted by tho  Sistci&of St. .Joseph of Pcaca. It is situated at  the coi nor of Jlill and Josephine streets in one of  tlio best residential poitiont of Nolson, and is  easily accessible from all parts of tho city.  TIiecom.se of study includes the fundamental  and higher branches of Uioiout;h English education: BnsLncHs cour&o���bookkeeping, stenography and typewriting. Science course���inubic;  vouifand instrumental, drawing, etc. Plain art  and needlework, etc.  Tor tonus and particulars apply to tho Sister  Superior.  Kootenay,  NELSON, B. C.  CofTeo roasters and dealers in Tea and Coffee.  Offer fresh roohted 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  1 00  Santos Blend. 6 pounds '......  1 00  Our Special Blond, fl pounds  1 00  Our Rio Roast, fi pounds  1 00  A trial order KoHoitod.   Salesroom 2 doors east  of Oddfellows block. West Hakor 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, SMplap, Stepping, Door Jambs, Pine  and Cedar Casings, Window Stiles, Turned!  Work, Band-sawing, Brackets, Newel Posts,  TurnedVerandaPosts, Store Fronts, Doors,  Windows and Glass.  Get prices before purchasing elsewhere  The Nelson  Saw an  Ofllco and Mills corner Ball and Front Streets, Neli-on  ?  TENDERS  FOR   REAL  WANTED  ESTATE.  Tomlcis lutl beicceived by the midor-ignod  until IJ o'clock noon on Monday, Apnl2nd, liXX)  foi (he following described ical cst.cte in NcNun.  Lots" andS.uul I.oN 1.5and I�� in Block 10, lo-  (,'etlier with flic improvements (hoiuon, consisting of the Kih or King hotel and n ono stoiy residence.  Tonus cash. Tlio highest or any tender not  necobvu ily accepted.  CAROLINE THELIN,  Administratrix estate of Johh Johnson, deceu-scd.  Nolson, B. 0��� Jfjioli 2nd, 1900.  Bard Coal  Anthiacito  GREAT REDUCTION  S9.85jg^r'sNest   $6.15  DELIVERED  Headquarters ftp Portland Cement, Fire.Bricks,  Fire Clay, American Cumberland Coal [Blacksmiths]  B. P. EITHET & CO., Ltd., Victoria  Special quotations given for carload lots  A. B. GKAY, P._0. box 621, Nelson, B. C.  Kootenay Agent  W. P. DICKSON  B. H. H. APPLBWHAITH  J. McPHEB  TKLCPnO.VK  33  G. W. West & Co.  Lethbridge Gait Goal  The bo<*t \nlue for the money in the maikot  for all purposes.  tkrms CAfeii     W. P. TiKrorBV. General Agent i  Telephone W.   Offloo with C. D. J. Cliriafle.  Kooterjay Electric Supply & Gonsfruction Oo,  ELECTRIC SUPPLIES  Complete Hlleotric Equipments for Blectrlo Power Transmission and Lighting for  Mines, Towns Blectrlo Fixtures, Lamps, Bells, Telephones, Annunciators, Bte,  P. O. Box 608. Josephine Street, Nelson, B. O.  Fred J. Squire, lerchant Tailor  FULL LINES OF WINTER AND SPRING SUITINGS %  WEST BAKER STREBT1 NELSON OPPOSITE SILVER KJN�� HOTEI- THE TEiBUNE:  NELSON B. Ci, THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 1900
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BANK OF I0NTAEAL
CAPITAL, all paid up,.$12,000,000
.    REST     6.000,000
Lord Strathcona ancl Mount Royal ...Prcsidcn
Hon. George A, Drummond Vico-Prosiden
S. Clouston G oncral Manage
NKLSON BRANCH
Northwest Corner Baker and Stanley Streets
Branches in Loxnox (TCngland) Nkw Yohk,
Chicago, and all the principal cities in Canada.
Buy and sell Sterling Kxchaugo and Cable
Transfers.
Grant Commercial and Travelers' Credits,
available in any part of tho world.
Drafts Issued, Collections JIade, Etc.
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.
Saving's Bank Branch
CUICHUNT KATK OK IXTE1IEST PAID.
MACRUM'S ALLEGATION IS
Being Investigated.   '
Wash i no ton, March 2S.—Macrum
"went  over   the  exchange  of telegrams with  the  state  department
relative to his  leave  but  as  these
■were in a cipher of the department,
the committee did not call for them.
He stated that his reason for making no report to "the. state  department on the conditions  in  South
Africa was that when he  called ou
the assistant secretary, all lie said
to Mr. Hill was that he understood
lie had been relieved.     Mr. Hill responded that it was true.    Under
such   circumstances    Mr.   Macrum
said he had no report to  make  to
the department.     He  endeavored,
however, to see secretary of state
Hay, but was told he was out. After
hearingMacrnnijtliecommitteeweut
into executive session.     Chairman
Hill presented a letter from secretary Hay  giving  in detail the  department's views   of the   subject.
The committee took no action as to,
making a report, and it was stated
that nothing was done beyond tak
ing   testimony.      Secretary   Hay's
letter, giving the official view of the
case, is «is follows':
Hon. Si. It. Hill, chairman committee on foreign affairs, house of
representatives. Sir: In response
to your inquiries of "this morning I
'hijive the honor to report that up to
"oiiis date Mr. Macrum, late ^consul
■of the United States at Pretoria,
has made no report to this department in" regard to the opening of-
hi.s mail by the British authorities.
Although without any information,
except the allegations of Mr, Mac-
■l'lim to which a reference was made
in a resolution of' the house 'of
representatives, making certain enquiries of this department, I mentioned the matter to the British
ambassador, and ^vas informed in return that tbs- British
government was not aware of
any such incidents having taken place, but if anything of the
kind had taken place, it was contrary to the instructions of the
government. I received uo further
information in regard to the matter
until the 3rd of March, when this
government was informed by a dispatch from Mr.Stowe,consul general
of the United States at Cape Town,
that two letters from this consulate,
one to Pretoria and one'to Lorenzo
Marquess, were opened by censor at
Durban. On uotice of this I called
upbn the high commissioner who
wired Durban, and a very satis-
-factory apology-was returned,^- - _
Mr. Hay then went on to refer to
,a suggestion of mediation made by
president "Steyn through the consul
at Bloemfontein, but which proved
abortivo. The suggestion in question was made in September last.
That's wan kind iv war expert,
Hinnissy. Another kind is th' wan
that gives it good to th' government. Says William McGlue, war
expert iv th' London Mornin' Growl,
who's supposed to be cheek be jowl
with lord Wolseley, says he:—
" England's greatness is slippin'
away, we ar er betrayed be a lazy
effete, side-whiskered, golf-playin'
govern'miut that wud rather lose
this fight than win it because they
ar-re tired iv holdin' office. What
can be said f'r public men so lost to
shame that they spell kopje with a
"c.\"
They'se two kinds iv fightin', th'
experts wants th' ar-rmy to get into  Pretoria  dead or  alive, an'  th'
sojers wants to get in  alive.      I'm
no military expert meslif ; I'm too
well known.    But th' expert is sar-
viu' a useful purpose.    Th' paa-pers
say the rapid-fire gun '11 make war
in  th'  future  impossible.     I don't
think that, but I know the  expert
will. _________
Marriage in Colorado.
The very latest in  the way  of
sensational legislation undoubtedly
hails at the present time from Colorado, and it goes far to cast all previous efforts of the kind  into  the
shade.    The desirability of improving the race by carefully selected
marriages   has   long   been   talked
about and now the mountain  state
has set itself seriously to  the task.
A bill has been introduced into the
legislature permitting only healthy,
well-developed and moral people to
marry.    Among its  provisions are
that the man must be  at  least  25
and the woman 22;  both must  be
free  from   consumption,   epilepsy,
asthma,   or    any    blood    disease,
insanity,   organic    or    hereditary,
aud drunkenness; they must not be
more  closely   related  than fourth
cousins, and no certificate  shall be
granted for marriage  to any  who
"shall havo a notorious reputation
for moral depravity, or who shall at
bhe time of application for marriage
license be on trial," under bonds,'or
in prison to answer for felony." To'
carry out this law a county board
of' medical    examiners    is    to   be
formed,    one   of   whose   members
must be a woman; and uo certificate
to marry can be granted  until the
man and woman have been examined by this board.   Any attempt
to deceive on any of, these points is1
penalized by a legal clause.   It is
hard to find a loophole here.
Investigation Opened.
Xew York, March 27.—The grand
jury officially commenced the work
of investigating the wrecking of the
Third Avenue Railway Company.
STORIES   OF   THE   WAR.
Imperial Bank of Canada
HKAD  OFFICKr'TOItONTO.
$2,500,000
$2,391,863
$1,554,710
E. Hay, Inspector.
Capital Authorized
Capital Paid up
Rest
I). It. Wlkle, Guicnil Malinger.
Nelson
Branch—Burns Block, 221 Baker Street
J. M. LAV, Manager.
Dooley on War Experts.
A war expert is a man ye nivor
hecrd iv befure. If yc can think iv
iiniiywan whose face is unfamiliar
to ye an' yo don't raymimber his
name an' he's got a job on a pa-aper-
ye didn't know was published, he's
a war expert.
The young man of this type buys
himsilf a map made be -a fortuneteller in a dhrcaiu, a box iv pencils
an' a field glass an'- goes an' looks
f'r a job as a "war expert.       ■    '
Says th' editor iv th' pa-npor: "I
don't know ye. Ye must be a war
expert," he says.
"I am," says th' la-ad.
"Was ye iver iu a Avar?" says the
editor.
"I've been in nawthin' else," says
the la-ad. "Dtirin' the Spanish-
American Avar I held a good job as
a dhramathic critic in Dedham,
Massachusetts," he says. "Whin
th' bullets flew thickest iu the Soudan I was sportin' editor iv th'
Chrirttyan Advocate," he says. -iI
pAFPsd through the Franco-Proo-
.shan Avar, an' held rae place, an'
whin' the Turks an' Rooshans Avas
at each others' throats I used to
lay out the campaign ivry day on a
t-hecker board," he says. "War,"
ho says, "has no turrors for me,*' he
pays.
"Ye're th' man for tho money,"
says th' editor.
An' he gets th' job.
"The other day, after a fight,"
says private W. Manning, in a letter
home from Chieveley camp, "a 'corporal of the Dublin Fusileers with
nine men AA'ere out reconnoitring
Avhen a party of Boers came along.
The corporal lay doAvn, and when
tho enemy-got up- to-hhn - he -AA'as
groaning at> if in terrible paiu. Thoy
AA-euc by him saying, ' Poor devil!'
Soon after some of, our ambulance
-men put him on a stretcher. When
he had got a safe distance the
Fusileer suddenly jumped off the
stretcher aud surprised the bearers
by saying, 'Bo jabcrs, that AVas a
narroAV shqueak, eh?' -The nine
Avere captured and taken prisoners."
Winston Churchill has been having a further conversation with sir
George, White about the .siege of
Ladysmith, to which publicity is
given in the Morning Post. Sir
George is reported- to have said,
that by one moans or another he
Avould have held out until April
2nd; thougfi this Avould have involved the- death of most of the
native population from starvation,
and of the sick from want of
nourishment. Then he Avould have
fired off all the ammunition, burned
the stores and munitions, aud any
soldiers who Avere fit to crawl five
miles Avould have sallied out to
make a show of resistance and avoid
formal capitulation, Avhich none of
the generals would even haA'e contemplated.
Sir George White had always
begged general Buller uot to hurry
himself in his relieving operations,
and he added : "It is not right to
charge me AA'ith the loss of tho life
they haA'e involved." Tho general
then spoke someAvhat bitterly of
the treatment and criticisms to
Avhich he had been subjected at
home, and the attempts Avhich the
war office had made to supersede
him—attempts which sir Hedvers
Buller had prevented. Finally he
said:    "I regret Nicholson's Nek.
Perhaps I Avas rash then, though it
Avas my only chance of striking a
heavy blow. But I regret nothing
else. It may be that I am obstinate
man, but if I had the last five
months over again I Avould not,
with but one exception, do anything but what I have done."
Describing the charge at the top
of Spion Kop, private H. Austin of
the   Lancashire     Fusiliers     says:
"Then we got the order to charge.
We did so, to our sorrow.   Still,
Ave went at it like lions, and you
can guess everyone that got the
bayonet it went  straight through
him.     I  have had the pleasure of
giving them    the   length   of   my
dagger, and danced with rage to
see them run away'-just when Ave
Avere getting into the  thick of it.
.    .    .   As we were going down
the     hill     colonel    Thorneycroft
shouted, 'There go the meu who
have gained a name in history I'"
Corporal W. Davie's, of Thorney-
crof t's Mounted Infantry, in a letter
to his mother, gives an idea of the
destructive powers of lyddite.   He
says :    "I was out scouting and saAV
a lot of Boers under a tree in the
shade.    Our naval guns saw them
at the same time, and they put a
lyddite  shell into them.1    There-
suit Avas no tree, no Boers left,r arid
a very big hole made fOr  the dead
to be buried iu without1 trouble'of
digging graves."
Private Webb, writing"-"1 to his
parents at Marriott; tells of the
wholesale destruction of a Boer
family. =He says: "Among the
prisoners is a boy of 14 years of age.
He told us that his father and six
brothers had been fighting, and that
four of them and his father were
killed at Colenso. Another brother
was killed later on, and the little
prisoner himself is wounded. Poor
little chap, he is the only one alive
out of seven ! It is very hard to
see him."
Canon Fox Harvey has received a
letter from a relative of his, an officer AvhO'Avas in the engagement on
Spion Kop. "On"reaching the top,"
he Avrites, " we fixed bayonets, and,
blown as avo Avere, made a rush for
it. bullets whistling around. Just
then we were met' by a rush of
about 200 men, who had broken
aud were running back- (mostly irregulars). That was" the crucial
point. C company responded to
my call of ' Come on, Diehards/ to
a man.     B yelled,  • You can
only die once '; and all cheering,,
we AA'eut bang through the broken
mob and occupied the trench, just
in time to see the Boers bolting
back iuto theirs. . . . Soon after
7 p. m. Colonel Thorneycroft came
and said, 'You must retire,' I protested I could hold on, and asked
him for his authority. 'I command
on the hill.' Thereupon I went
with my men."
Private W. Ollerhead, South Lancashire   regiment, gives   some in-
NELSON OPERA HOUSE
cidents of Spion Kop. He says : "A
party of about twenty Boers threw
their   rifles   down; and   put  their
hands up.    Of course,  our  felloAvs
stopped firing at that party, and
they had no sooner stopped firing
when another party from the right
fired into us; but I can .assure you
there AA'as none "left of the twenty
Boers—they got ripped up to bits.
One officer of the Lancashire Fusileers said to tAvo of  his men,   'For
God's sake, be merciful to them on
the ground !'     I-distinctly  heard
one of them say, "What about us
poor beggars ? Go iuto them, Jem !"
Lieutenant Edwards, who    had
charge of the NeAV South Wales'
ambulance corps,  the   corps complimented by the brigadier as the
first to   cross   the : Modder   river,
Avrites to his mother at Hereford:
"I am A'ery worried  about our re-
Arerse.    The army is a mass of red
tape and theory, and I venture to
say that were our colonial affairs
left to them^ and  not to  colonial
men, they AvOuld soon tell a tale.   I
went out  Avith an  officer  30  odd
miles scouting.    He did not know
enough practical soldiering to save
his horse, and the poor beast came
back to camp nearly dead and useless, and I, Avho went yard for yard
with him, could not hold my mare
for the last five miles.     Hoav can
such men fight the Boers, who live
in the saddle.    The waste and red
tape is killing us."   Edwards adds
that the scouts accomplish   their
dangerous work well, aud their reports were ignored.
Private B. Wain of the 1st Argyll
and Sutherland Highlanders, describing an advance under a heavy
fire, says : L,"A mau wb° was.
Avounded near rile AA'as crying out
for help, so I went- and dressed his
wounds aiul gave h'irii water. Just
then Jack (his brother) came along
the lines and asked me if I Avas
Avounded. I'said 'No, but this poor
chap is, and we must take him under, cover. I told Jack to lie down
while I got tiie man on to his feet,
and then Jack took hold of his other
arm. We had got about 10 yards
when poor Jack fell shot dead. . .
Jack's last word was One of comfort to the wounded man. I stood
fighting by my brother's body uutil
dark, when the enemy retired, leaving us victorious. But at Avhat a
cost, to me! "
West Kooteijay Butcher Co.
ALL KINDS OF
AMERICAN
AND
EUROPEAN
PLANS
MEALS
25
CENTS
FRESH AND SALTED MEATS
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON
Baker Street, Nelson £   Q    TRAVES,   Manager
ORDERS BY MAIL RECEIVE CAREFUL AND 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 Heated with Hot Air.
Wholesale
Houses
NELSON
B. C.
A.
Largo comfortable bedrooms and   first-class
dining-room. Samplo rooms for commercial men.
RATES $2 PER DAY
ll/jrs. E. C. ClarKe, Prop.
LATE OF THE ROYAL IIOTEL, CALGARY
Waverly Hotel
This popular hotel which 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 be given to the dining room.
RATES REASOxVABLE.
GROCERIES.
MACDONALD & CO.-Corner Vernon ana
Josephine streets, wholesale grocers and
jobbers inblankets, gloves, mitts, boots, rubbers,
mackinaws and miners' sundries.	
KOOTENAY SUPPLY   COMPANY,   LIMITED—Vornon   stroet.  Nelson,   wholesale-
grocers.	
TOHN CHOLDITCH & CO.—Front street. Nel-
»*    son, whole°alo grocers.	
PROVISIONS, PRODUCE AND FRUITS.
PARSONS PRODUCE COMPANY—Vernon
street, Nelson, wholesale dealers in provisions, produce, and fruits. Agents for Swift &
Co. bacon and hams. -   ,.
JY. GRIFFIN  &  CO.-Corner Vernon and
•   Josephine streets. Nelson, wholesale dealers
in provisions, ourod 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 Agents Armour & Co.'s
bacon, hams, lard and other products.
SASH AND DOORS.
NELSON SAW AND PLANING MILLS
LIMITED—Cornor ■ Front and Hall streets,
Nelson, manufacturers of and wholesale dealers
in sash and doors; all kinds of factory work made
to order. -■ -      	
H. D; ASHCROFT
BLACKSMITHING
AND EXPERT
HORSESHOEING
Wagon repairing promptly attended to
flrst-clARS whoclwright
by a
Special attention given to all kinds of repair*'
lug and enstom work from outside point*.
Shop:   Hall St., between Baker and Vernon
City of fieison Local  Board of  Health;
GENERAL VACCINATION NOTICE.  '
C. A. PROSSER, MANAGER
IV|adden House
Baker and Ward
Streots, Nelson
A FULL LINE OF
Front Doors
Inside Doors    ,
Screen Doors
Windows'
Inside Finish
local and coast.
Flooring
local and ooa&c.
Newel Posts
Stair Rail
Mouldings
Shingles
Rough and
Dressed Lumber
of all kinds.
IF WHAT YOU WANT IS NOT IN STOCK
WK WILL MAKK IT FOK VOU
CALL AND GET PRICES.
The only hotel in Nolson that has remained
under ono management since 1890.	
Tho bed-rooms aro well furnished and lighted
by electricity.
Tho bar is always stocked by the beat dom s-
tic and imported liquors and cigars.    '
-   THOMAS MADDEN, Proprietor. -
A Big Schooner
QF BEER OR
HALF-AND-HALF
ALWAYS
FRESH
10c
ALWAYS
COOL
Friday ai Saturday
March 30th and 3ist
JrlSK
JUBILEE
SINGERS
First Visit to Kootenay
The original company, organized in 1871 at Fisk University,
Nashville, Term.
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
place.
now on sale at the usual
POPULAR   PRICES.
J. A. Sayward
HALIi AJfD LAKE STKKIJTS, NEISON
Porto Rico Lumber Go.
(LIMITED)
Successor-, to
J. A. DEWAR & CO.
The best glass of beer to be had, in Nelson is at
TIIE CLUB noTEL
&1^eSd J. J. CURRAH, Prop.
E. C. HOTEL   erie, b. c.
First-class in every respect. Choicest wines,
liquors and cigar-* Every comfort fop transient
and resident guests,
HEADQUARTERS FOR UNION MEN.
JOSEPH CAMPBELL, Propriotor.
mltz&i
POWDER, CAPS AND FUSE/
HAMILTON POWDER COMPANY-Baker
street Nelson, manufacturers of dynamite,
sporting, stumping and black blasting powders,
wholesalo dealers in caps and fuse, and electric
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 Baker and Josephine
• streets, Nelson, wholesalo dealers in Jiard-
ware and mining supplies.. Agentsfor Giant;
Powder Co.        ■	
LAWRENCE   HARDWARE   rCOMPANY-
Baker St., Nelson,  wholesalo   dealers in
hardware and mining supplies, and water and'
plumbers'supplies.      -'•-"-; f •■ ——
VANCOUVER HARDWARE COMPANY,
LIMITED—Bakecstreet, Nelson, wholesale
dealers in hardware and mining supplies, plum-
bers and tinsmiths' supplies. '
COAL.
OROW'S  NEST PASS COAL COMPANY.-
Wholosale dealers in coal and coke. Charles
St. Barbe. Agent. Baker street. Nelson.. -,
ASSAYERS'   SUPPLIES.
WF. TEETZEL & CO.-Corner Baker "and
• josephino streets, Nelson, wholesalo dealers in asw.yei-8 supplies. Agents ;for Denver
Fire Clay Co. of Denver. Colorado.	
LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.
TURNEIt, BEETON & CO.—Cornor Vernon
and Josephino streets. Nelson, wholesale
dealers in liquors, cigars and dry goods. Agents
for Pabst Brewing Co. of Milwaukee and Calgary Brewing Co. ot Calgary.	
COMMISSION "MERCHANTS.      ~
HJ. EVANS Jfe CO.—Baker street, Nelson,
• wholesale dealers in liquors, cigars,
cement, firo brick and Ore clay, water pipe and
steel rails, and general commibfilon merchants.
' PAINTS   AND   OILS. ~
NELSON' HARDWARE COMPANY—Baker
Street—Wholesale, dealers in paints, oils,
and   brashes
Kootenay. '
Notice is hereby given that nil persons resident within the City of Nelson who have not
been vaccinated within seven years are required .
within seven days from the publication of this
notice to be vaccinated. ■--..-.
Persons requiring to bo vaccinated freo of
charge may attend at any time during tho next-
seven days between the hours of ..') and 5 o'clock ;
p. in., at my ofllce on Josephine street for tho
purpose of vaccination.
Upon the eighth day following the day on
which any person has been vaccinated, ho or she
shall attend tho medical practitioner by whom
tho 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.
D. LaHAU. M.D.,
Medical Health Olllcer.
Nelson, B. C„ March 20th, 1800.
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 lieiitennnt-goverr.oi-in-
-'council, is,in  force in  the city-of Nelson, by
-which'every person of an ago to make him or
her legally responsible, who has not boon siie-:
ccssfully vaccinated within fcvcii years, or who ■;
"does nor. hold a' certificate of his or her insusceptibility at the present time to vaccination, is -
required to procure the vaccination of himself or"
. herself wiUiin seven davs after public notifica-:f
tion by the medical health ollicer directing general vaccination. " IX LaBAU, M.D., :■:;.•
Medical Health Oflieer.
Nelson, 11C. March 20th, 1U00.
TOR   SALE.
Largo two and a half story frame house, containing double drawing room, 1 bedrooms and
dressing loom with clothes closets, dining room,
largo kitchen, hot and  cold water,  bath room
with bath complete, toilet; lighted with electricity; within five minutes walk of tho business por- •
tion of the city: beautiful situation overlooking '-
the lake.   Two lots, each 2/>xl20 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 be sold either  with the
house or .separatolj'.
<- I'or terms and particulars apply to AV. A. Galliher, at the ollice of Galliher K WU.on, over Mc-
Arthur's furntlure £>U>rc, Uaker street. Nelson,
11. V.
ot all kinds,.,   Largest stock in
'  NOTICE.     .  *
Notice is heioby given that, f intend to apply at
the incxl meeting of the Board of License commissioners toy t lie City of Xelson, held after the
expiration of thirty day, fiom the date hereof,
fora triwfcr of the s.tloun license now hold by
me, dated ihoJotJt day of .January, I SIX), foi the
Oi(ic Pot Miloon, situate on the west half of lot i
block 2, Nelson, B. C, to John Ltndbl.ul of Nelson, B. O.
Dated this 3rd day of March. HKX).
Witness:   II. IL ward.
W. A. WARD.
FRESH AND SALT MEATS.
P    BURNS &   CO.—Baker  street,   Nelson;
«   wholesale dealers in fresh and cured meats.
Cold storage.  ,	
.   TENTS   AND   AWNINGS.
NELSON TENT AND AWNING FAGTOKY-
Bakcr street, Nelson. Manufacturers of all
kinds of tents, awnings, and canvas goods.
P. 0. Box 7<>.   Theo. Mad .son, proprietor.	
WINES AND CIGARS.
CALIFORNIA WINE COMPANY, LIMITED—Corner Front and Hall streets. Nelson, wholesale dealers In wines {case and bulk)
and domestic andimported cigars. 	
DERATED AND MINERAL WATERS.
ITSHOUPE & CO., LIMITED.—Corner Vernon
J-    and Cedar streets, Nelson,
of and  wholesalodcalers in
.... manufacturers
mratyd waters, and
fruit MTiip*   Sole agentsfor Halcjon  Springs
mineral water.   Telephone GO. 	
FLOUR AND FEED.
TJ RACK MAN & KEft MILLING COMPANY
■D LTD.—Frortt stroet, Nelson, wholesale dealer* in flour, oatmeal,-etc,, and hay-and-grain.
Mills at Edmonton, Victoria, and New Westminster.
NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION.
Notice if hereby gnen that'the pailncrship
herettiforueMsfiiwhctwuoii the undersigned a-i
funm-icrs and fieightei'j under the firm iintue of
The Nelson Transfer Company lias this day by
mutual consent, been dis-oivod.
All debfd due to tho «uld firm are to be paid'to
(lie undersigned John T. Wilson and Kenneth A.
Forbes, who have a "turned and will pay oil'all
the liabilities of the "-ni i flrin.
Dated nt,Nelson, H. C".\ this 21th day of March,
HXJO. ALVIN C. FLECK,
fi. 11. McDOKMAN.
ic. a. kujuu:s.
J. T. WILSON'.
Witness, P. E. Wilson, Solioiloi, NpKon. B. C.    T
NOTICE.
Iho Painters'Vnion "of JCelson have decided
thai on mid after April lst."l!XiOvlhat. their uoik
clay hlitill be nine hours .md then w.igc §i.&) per
d.'ir.
The olydct of the 1'uion in making I heir deter-
iiiiiiiilio'i iiublie, is to gi\ e coni'.'ietiii^ notice, so
as loen.imo Ihem to f"wier oil \w>:k on the now
basis of Jiours and wages.
T. O  SKATHO  IM-ident.
KOIiHItT KRISE, rieemlarv.
_ Nelson, II. C\. March 3)tli. IM/i	
Rough and
Dressed
Lumber
Shingles
ouldings
A-l White Pine Lumber Always in
We carry a complete stock of
Coast Flooring, Ceiling, Inside Finish, Turned Work, Sash and Doors.
Special order work will receive
prompt attention.
ontraetors and Builders
WILL DO WELL TO
Buy Their Lumber
AT
G. 0. Buchanan's
A largo stock of llr«t-class dry material on
hand, also a full lino of sash, doors, mouldings,
turned work, etc.
Factory Work a Specialty
Yard i  Fool) of Hondryx stroofj, Nolson
TolephcnMU    {JO^H   R^B,  Ag8Ilt
MM'ifi-ic^
Vernon Street, Nelson.
SMOKE
ROYAL SEAL
AND
KOOTENAY BELLE
CIGARS
rgar mrg. uo.
NKMlOiV,  DKITIhtl (.'GLUMMA
R. REISTERER &~C0:
imKWFIW AND llOTTLKKB OJT
FINE LAGER BEER, ALE
AND PORTER
Prompt and regular
delivery to tho trade
Brewery at Nelson
Nelson   Wine   Co.
CHOICE WINES AND LIQUORS
Special a
Telephone ia
Uakur xtreel,
. Nelson, Ii. C.
Iteulion given (0 family trade
FRANK A. TAMBLYN
'MA.N'AGKIt
AH0HITECTS.
EWAUT  tc OAKKIB—Architects.   Rooms 7
unii H Ahordnon hlook. Palter strenti. NeNon.
, ..-—^gg—        -—        —
CHARLES PAHh'KK-aiinliiKuml milUiiK en-
tfluoer.   WeM Maker el reel. Nelson. ->   i
TRADES   UNIONS.
fELSON MIXKItS' UXIOX NO. W.'XV.
V. ot
■N Sd.~Mcet« In miners'"imloii rooms, noith
eni-t corner Victoria and Kootonaj* Mrppfs ovory
Saturday evening at S o'clock. ViMliiiK "icm-
beM welcome. .   ,» .,       ,.
J a m KB W1MCBS. Secy.    Ciu.s. A. MchAr. Prcw.
T~"lIK roifiilar meetftiKn of IheCariicntcrh' Union
aroMiuM on Wednesday evening of oach
week, at 7 o'clock, in the Miners' Union hall corner Victoria and Kootenay Mi eel*.
-     " IL HOMXSON   PicMdcnL
  JAMK.S (,'OLLINO, Secretary,
rpKADKS AND LA UOll COUNCIL -The rtpn-
A- |,irintotiii|f«of thoXcl-on Tradohiiml Labor
Council «'ill beheld in Ihe mineri' union hull,
corner of Victoria and KoOton.iy street)., ou the
first  and   thiid  Thursday   Of each month,  at
ti". .liVJroiU'K. Pica,        J. IL MATHKbOS, Soc'y.
FKATERNAL   SOCIETIES.
NKLSON LODOB, NO. 23, A. K. & A. M.
Meets second ..Wednesday In sach month.
Sojourning brothron invited.
KNIGHTS OK PYTHIAS- Nelson IxxIko, No,
H5, KttitfhtH of Pythias, moots in I, O. O.Y.
Hall, cornor Baker and Kootenay otrcatft, ovory
Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock. Visiting Knights
cordially tavltrftcU^d. jQy r_ of r & &
         LKONAJU' SCOTT. C. C.
N~~ KLSON L. O. L„ No. 1632, meets In I. O. O. V.
Hall, corner linker and Kootenay htreets,
l(<t and 3id Friday of each month. Vihitlng
brethern cordially invited.
It. JtOllfN>«.lK. \VVM._U\ C'UAtt FOUR, KcC.-SoC.
"NTKI^SOX vKRIK, Number 22, Fraternal Older
•LN of Eagles, mcclh every Mscoud and fourth
Wednesday inench month In Fraternity HalL
Visiting; brethren welcome
W. GohKKM., Prosldeut.
OiMHLKH PnoNWR. Secretary
MONEY fOTOAN
ON
AT 7 PER CENT
BUSINESS PROPERTY
A]ij>ly O. L. LKXXOX, Solicitor, Kelson B. C
NOTICE.
Contractors and builders' mo hereby notillod
that on urn! after April Kt, lhe foliutijuu; mjhIo of
wijjos will be demanded: Moitnr miser s and
hod o.iirlers. S.1,.VJfor oij.:lithour-; other building
I iboror-t, $;t for ciKlil hoiir.s; o.\c.iv.itois- :tf) cents
idi hour. This notice 1-fciven mi>hat those whom
it may concern can cimoider It in lenderiiiK for
confriicls.
' P. C, SIIACKLKTON, According Sociotnry,
Xclrtin Laborcrh' Proteo.tivo Union 8I2J.
-     NOTICE.
' A meelinj,'i)f the Liberals of l!n> XoN"tt rldltiR
of Wost ICixireimy t-h'clnral Dislnot will bo hold
hi theOddfoiloW"' Hal), N'oNoti, on .Nituril.-iy, tlio
."ll-t in-tanl, at J.'sn p. in. Hu-iiii"—; Tin' ••lection
ofileli'uatetru tlio Vuneiiiner Liberal Conveii
tion.   B} ordi-r of llio o\o«!ulivo.
A, AU JoirxsoX, Atlin« Secretary.
SAWMILL   FOR   SALE,.
The s,uwni!l and plant t.itelyon nod by Joseph -
T. Hobori". ut Kvkurt"* Ijimhut,'. ami coiis;stiuK
of a :w-Jior-o p»\vcr boiler, ciik'ui'. Orillith At
Wudjie lif\ftlu sivwiinll, cdtfer. phinor, beltinrf.
etc., etc., v\ill be suld \ihuie they now tUuid.
Apply to - ,
TAVLOIt & IIAXXIVC3TOX, Solioitois,-.
Notice of Application for License.
I, Adolpho ijipoiiite. uf the City of Nelson, in
the piovince of HriH-.li Columbia, hotel keeper,
hereby Kivu notice I hat I intend toapuly to the
Hoaid of Lluonse ConimlsnIom-is foi'llio lily of
X«l»on. nl then' first mcetim; to bo held after tho
cspirtttion of thlily dajs fiom llif-i dato for a
license to sell wmt--. -{ilrit.M beer and other fer-
menlcd and IntoMcitliii; liqilorr. by n-t.-dl. in my
hotel, liiiOHiuis thc"Aiuntie.il !Iotol,".-iluateoii
lui.s iiiimbeied it and '21, in block numbered fit, in
the mid Cilj of Nelson. A. LAPOI.NTK.
Nalson, IL C, Febniary Sth. V.m.
Notice of Application for License.
I horeby jjn e not ice thai 7 intend to apply lo
the Hoard of Liteio-lnK Commi»sioiieis uf the
Cily of Nel-on-it lt^ next iuocUiir for tin hotel
license for the prcnu-es sitimtc upon lot 21, block
08tnorthctuttcornei of Veinon and Hall sticeta)
In tho city of Nolson. K. K. LKMOX.
TN TIIK MATTKIt OV AN APPLICATION
-1- POP. A DCI'LICATKOF A CKItTlFICATB
OF TITLK to lot-: ok-von HI) nnd twelve (12),
block t«entj Mn en r-'7), (. ityuf Nelson, li, C.
Noll) e is licrobj K'^on that it is my intention
Ut tho o\pinki!on nf one month from lhe.
public at ion lioivof. In is-iie a duplic-Ue of tho
Ccrtttlcito of Title lo tho nbn\c Utiil-). issued lo
(.oorpe A. It. Hull, on the'JUth daj of Uccembor,
ISUS, and mnnborecl lixKl K.
S. Y. WOOTOX,
Keijislrar General.
Land Registry Ofllee, Victoria, B. U„ 19th Fob-
ruary, 1900* THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON, B. C, THURSDAY MARCH 29 1900  JUST RECEIVED  A DIRECT IMPORTATION OF  Brushes  BATH   TOOTH    NAIL   HAIR  Baker Street. Nelson  W. F. Teetzel & Co.  Now i.s tho time to get a bargain in Clothing as we are  giving a liberal discount on  these goods i'or the next few  days in order <to make room  for spring goods which are arriving daily  The Nelson Clothing House  217 219 Baker Street  4$  \(f  iti  iti  Hi  Hi  iti  iti  Hi  Hi  Hi  iti  Hi  Hi  iti  Hi  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  Hi  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  ESTABLISHED   IN  NELSON   IN  1890  For your  Easter  Trade  No one feature about our line of  Spring Jewelry is of more importance than the fact that we  can give you the best made.  1 By (he best Hint it made, we mean~ the highest in quality and the latest in -'.tjle.  You aie absolutely sine of both who you buy of us. You will soon bo buying}our  Spring and Easter lncscnts. If jou havc bought from us befoie you can bo absolutely  Mire that you are making the best bid with jour money. It's worth something to be  Mtie, but wc charge nothing extia for this suiety. On thccontiary it costs jou loss for  the .surety lh.it goes without- goods than tho sonow- thatmaj come from purchasing  clsewhci o. 'Perhaps- j ou do not know how popular w e arc w ith our customsrs. Trj us  w hen you w ant to make sure of quality and good t realtnonl.  JACOB DOVER, The Jeweler  iti  \h   Jewelry and Wateh Repairing Guaranteed.  <tv   Mail orders receive careful and prompt attention.  l^fr-Va. -a. ���-a��--^ ��� ����� a> '-S --Sf ,:S '^ '-ig        d^s^sl^stst^Jfcsfc ����.���&���  ���&^f0^?0"l0'<0'?0'>0-0'?0-0'-f*' 3r. ����� C. 5-. e--w����.'��^ ���<*>�����* ����������.'  \ii  Hi  iti  iti  Hi  Hi  Hi  iti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  Hi  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  Hi  iti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  Hi  Hi  iti  Hi  iti  CITY LOCAL HEWS  Divers Moore and McDonald, who  havo been working in Nelson during  tho past week, have a proposition  under consideration to wreck the  steamer Ainsworth which was sunk  in Pilot Bay with a loss of several  lives and her cargo two years ago.  The craft is well worth'salvage, but  it is thought that she will have  drifted from the spot where she  originally sank and that the task of  locating her will be difficult. The  Ainsworth was owned by E. J.  Matthews and others.  The latest idea among the 0. P. R.  employees residing in Nelson and  district is to hold a mammoth picnic  during the summer to be confined  exclusively to empIojrees of the  road-and their immediate friends.  It has been suggested that a trip  from Nelson to Robson and from  there up the Arrow lakes for a sail  would provide lots of amusement  for the excursionists.  Yesterday the experiment as to  the hauling power of C. P. R.  locomotives was continued. Locomotive 58, with 525 tons of freight,  50 tons over her scheduled rating,  made a fast trip to Slocan Junction,  demonstrating that with a good  rail a heavier haul could be handled  than had been anticipated. Robert  Mee, travelling locomotive engineer,  ran out on the train, and continued  to the main line, whence he goes to  headquarters at Winnipeg.  E. R. Woakes writes This Tribune  saying that he has not been appointed superintendent of the Duncan Mines, Limited, and subsidiary  companies.  Mike Carl iu of Golden, one of the  best known business men on the  main line of the Canadian Pacific  west of AVinnipeg, was in Nelson  yesterday. He is not a day older  than he was in 1SSS, when he  thought he had a fortune iu oil, and  not a bit pi ouder. , Mike, may your  shadow never grow less.  Judge Foi in will hold county  court at Rossland today.  '/' The men of the local militia company   are   making  good   shooting  HUDSON'S BAY  COMPANY.  Great  Clearing  Sale  ��� ���  $12,000   Stock   of  Dry   Goods  Selling 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 slock ancl in transit from the  east. It is the first time in the history of Nelson  that a stock of this size has been offered to the public at such a "low rale, 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 arid summer dress goods at a  bargain. ^^^^^^^  We have received a large consignment of  Underskirts which are Exceptional Values.  Fancy Percale Underskirts at 75c  Black Sateen Underskirts at $1.25 and $1.50  Fancy Colored   Mercerised   Sateen   Underskirt (flounced) at $2.15 and $2.75  Fancy Colored Silk 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  INCORPORATED 1670.  After looking ail over town, and  getting prices on Carpets and Linoleums, come to us. We can suit  you.  Rugs  American fyeminsfers, $25 io $30  EnglisS] Axminsters and Wiltons, all  sizes  English Brussels and Velvets, $9 to  $30 .     .  with the Lee-Enfield rifles and  smokeless ammunition. The last  scores filed were for the 500 and COO  yard ranges. At the first, private  Stunt made 27 points with nine  rounds, private Gordon made 25  points with niue rounds, and  private W. D. Smith got 28 points  with ten rounds, the total score at  the range being 80 points out of a  possible 112. At 000 yards, Gordon  made 21 points out of 28 with seven  rounds, and Stunt got 20 out of 2S  with the same number of rounds.  These scores are excellent at this  season. /  A small boy named Willie Gunn  was bitten by a dog alleged to be  the property of .7. It. F. Rowley,  and the latter appeared befoie  magistrate Crease yesterday charged with harboring a vicious dog.  The animal was a collie and evidence could not be produced to  demonstrate whether the vicious  canine was Mr. Rowley's:own dog  or its counterpart, which does not  belong to him although it is about  his premises frequently. The case  was adjourned to today for further  evidence. In the ineantime the dog  was identified and Mr. Rowley undertook to dispose of it. R. M.  Macdonald appeared for the defence.  The efforts to raise the sunken  barge are to be continued with  newer and stronger tackle which it  is believed will raise the craft without trouble. The lost box car will  also be tied to a locomotive and  snaked out of the mud.  A. P. Procter, the C. P. R. engineer in charge of the Balfour ex-  tenson, has the distinction of being  the first person to invest in real  estate at Proctor.  ESTABLISHED 1892  H.   BYERS   &  CO.  HARDWARE  ESTABLISHED 1892  Garden, Mi  I, Steam and Suction  Hose.  Cruicible   Cast   Steel Wire  Rope  5-16 to 1-in. in  stock.  Leather and   Rubber Belting.  Sheet, Square and Round Rubber  Flax and Garlock Packing  Pipe Fittings, Brass Goods, Rails  Black  and Galvanized Sheet Iron  Soft Steel Plates  1-8, 3-16 and 1-4 x 72, 96 and 120  Agents���Truax Oro Cars, Giant Powder, nnd Metropolitan Fuse, oto.  H. BYERS & CO  NELSON  KASLO  SANDON.  HOTEL   ARRIVALS.  At the Phair.���K. Lackey, Ross-  laud; N. F. Townsend, Rossland;  P. P. Gutelius, Trail; II. M. Stevenson, Ainsworth; Mrs. A. B. Gallup,  Balfour; W. L. McKenzie, Cranbrook; G. L. Richardson, Cranbrook; H. M. Billings, Salmo; G.  Bennett, Salmo; J. L. Daipe, Salmo;  P. Burns, Calgary; J. C. Ralston,  Rsvelstc ke.  At the Grand Central.���"W. E.  Ree, Kaslo; Miss Dulchers, Ymir;  Fred Raith, Grand Porks; Dan  Sutherland, Slocan City; J. R. Tit-  caugh, Winnipeg; M. Stewart,  Prince Edward Island; W. McCanu,  South.-Tacoma.  Garden  Seeds  Canada Drug & Book Go.  We are ready for your gardening. Fresh seeds in bulk, both  Vegetable and Flower Seeds, also  Lawn Grass and White Clover.  At the Hume.���G. A. Carlson,  Kaslo; G. A. Mitchell, Rossland; W.  E. Woelfle, Berlin; R. S. Gallup,  Kaslo; James G. Gates, Nelson; W.  J. Quinlan, Nelson; G. J. C. White,  C. A. Janson, Wolf ville, Nova Scotia;  "Robert Buflick, Fernie; R. J.- Hannah, Toronto; Charles W. Busk,  Kokanee Creek.  At the Queens.���A. D. Smith,  Procter: John Bough, Sandon; R.  Barker, Toronto; Edmund Hay,  Montreal; JohnT. Joyce,Cranbrook,  W. R. Stone, Cranbrook; W. P. Mc-  Isaae, Ymir.  At the Tremont.���G. P. Hitchcock, Spokane; C. F. Just, J. Hunt,  J. Ratenbury, J. Burgess, city.  BUSINESS   MENTION.  Railroad Supplies  IS'  Prices same as Eastern Catalogues  Canada Drag & Book Co.  NELSON  Brown & Co.  200 RAKER STREET  REMOVAL SALE  We havc moved into tho Hull block, and will  be pleased lo meet all our customers arid friends.  Wo cordially jn vitc you to giv-3 us a call, You  will find ourgoods maikodatauiek selling prices.  This stock includes Ready-to-wear Clothing,  Furnishings, Hats and Caps, Boot* and Shoos.  To Rent.���Comfortable furnished  room with use of bath. Carbon.ite street few  dooi s e.ibt of Josephine street. Address IX. A.  Ij., Tribune oflicc.  To Let���Furnished or unfurnished, eight ioom residence. Modern conveniences. Workshop and voodshed. Coiner of  Hoo\er and Falls sticets. Apply E. P. W���  Box 5 IS.  For rent cheap to desirable parties, hotel and store at lUlfour. For particular  apply to It. S. Gallop, Kaslo, li. C.  Wanted���Pupils, by  experienced  entlcman teacher for violin, viola, and inando-  m,   Address Box CDS, Nelson.  Hack   calls   left at  the  Bodega  Saloon.   Telephone 174.  Man poing to Cape Nome has consigned all his household furniture to Niekerson.  Baker btreet, opposite Queen's hotel. Call and  hinc a look. Blankets, sheets, table cloths, pillows, and every thing you want. Goods must bo  sold at once.  AVith our groceries iu your cup-  hoard ever} meal will be a joy. Kirkpatrick &  Wilson, the leading giocers.  For Rent���About 50 acres of cul-  ti\.iblc land; ."> acres cleaied. Situate on Columbia & Kootenay lailuaj. 17 miles west of Nelson.  Fas} tonus.   Apply to.l. P. jManh.irt, Nelson.  Piano i'or  sale; practically new;  Address Box 231, Nelson.  Niekerson���Watchmaker,   Baker  streets opposite Queen's hotel. Tw en ly-flvo years  experience.  -When your   wateh   don't   keep  time, see Niekerson, Baker street. Satisfactory  ���w 01 k or no charges. t  To Let���Six-roomed house with  bath. Apply atAocond hand store opposito post-  oUlce.  Ward Bros.  REAL ESTATE AND  INSURANCE AGENTS  -0l0?0l0W  185   BAKER   STREET  as  \if  iti  iti  iti  Hi   There are none so good  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  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  "*%  Hi  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  Hi  iti  & xti  Hi  Hi  iti  iti  . H,  iti  iti  nt  Ferry's  Seeds  We carry a complete line of D. M. Ferry  Company's Garden and Flower Seeds  xti  iti  iti  iti  iti  KIRKPATRICK & WILSON'S  The Leading1  Grocers ....  '*~^070-0-0-0.0> 0.0-0-0-0       ^".sr.^'.'Sf.sr  ^5"?4R.,8!.fi.����"i'  Are You Satisfied?  With the tea'you are .using, ff not,' try our Special  Ceyion in bulk, which for excellence and flavor has  no equal.   Ask for a sample.      .'  Agents for J. & J. TAYLOR SAFES  Bogustbwn)   Fairview   Addition.  aTrTsherwood  REAL ESTATE  - INSURANCE AND  GENERAL AGENT  2(i<) Baker Streot,  Hull block  BROWN & 00.  Smyrna, $1.25 to $4  Axqinster, $1.25 to $5  Wilton, $6 to $10  In al! sizes.  A\\ carpets tiiiulc and laid in a woi kinnnHkc  mannei, fico of charge.  Hudson's Bay Stores  LJ, Robie  FASHIONABLE  Workmanship and  quality of goods %  best obtainable  Oppooite Silver King Hotel, Baker street, Nelson  CUT- PRICES IS THE  ORDER OF THE DAY  K��SrftiSh   Baker Street  Columbia building.       Mattpl    MM go*-  Charles D. J. Christie  GENERAL BROKER  i doois west, of Dominion Express ollleo.  P. O. Dox 523.   Phonoa: Ollleo W, House 102  FOll SALE  4-room house and 3 lots , ,$I.jOO  1 lot on Caiboimtc street...    400  2 lots ulitorvntory street     CM  2 lots and i-ioomlious.o..  1100  '   7-ROOM HOUSE FOR RENT  Loan-! and insurance promptly attended to. '  THE  WESTERN  MERCANTILE  COMPANY,  Limited.  FANCY AND .STAPLE GRQCEIUIOS  BAKER STREET. NELSON  S^S?  ?a:a?a  ?e^  !=>'&'  ��  w  $1 We have sold 75 per cent of all the  m Portland Cement  | Fire Briek and  __ Fire Clay  'ijjjf          Used _in_Kootenay.  jk\ We also handle  W  W  Ws  Steel Mining Rails,  BiaeKsmith's Goal, Sewer Pipe, Etc.  H.   cJ.  ^A  1'(=3'S3'��$�����=)���(=?  NELSON, B. O.  X.  TELEPHONE 13  FOR   SALE.  See our new Sailor Hats at 40 and 60 cents  ELLIOT BLOCK  BAKElt STREET  A. FERLAND & CO.  Lot 9 Block 1 ) cash Offer  Lot   9  Block 5   I "C7vr��  Lot  11  Block 6  |"   A,i   Si������  Lot   7  Block 7 J   Ail   *OUP  And I want to bo in it. I havo just received  Fall samples of Suitings and Overcoatings, representing a $50,000 slock to choose from mado to  your order at prices never before heard of in Neh  son. All tho latest fads in Fancy Vestings for  Fall and winter.  Ladies' tailoiing in all its branches a specialty.  Lowest prices.  Rooms 1 and 11, Hillyer block.  GENERAL BROKER  ADDRESS  1W. F. Teetzel, Nelson.  STEVENS, The Tailor  rine B alluring repairing  YOUR OWN GOODS MADE UP  OLD CLOTHES MADE GOOD AS NEW  ARTHUR GEE  Opposite Clarke Hotel.  MERCHANT TAILOR  Three dwelling houwf for sale on easy terms.  One lot  on   Stanley   Htrcct,  oppositfe  Royal  hotel, for sale at a baigaln.  One sevcii-roomed hoiwe and one thice-room  house for rent.  See ANNABLE  Tropical and California Fruits  ' BANANAS1    ORANGES   t LEMONS     APPLES-   '  Received Daily from Spokane.  'V  P. O. BOX 17*5.  HOUSTON BLOCK.  Blue Ribbon Tea Always on Hand,  Fresh Kggs Received JJai)/  John i{< Irving & Co.  A. R. BARROW, A.M.I.C.E.  PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  Corner Victoria and Kootenay Streets,  P. O. Box 559. TELEPHONE NO. 95  Fruit and Ornamental Trees  Rhododendrons, Roses, Fancy Evergreens  Magnolati, Bulbs, new crop t ested seeds, foi .spring  planting. Largest, and most complete stock in  VVestei n Canada. Call and make your selections  oi send tor catalogue. Addiohs at the nursery  grounds and greenhouse.  M. J. HENRY.  300C Westminster Road, "Vancouver, B. C.  Wholesale and Retail "  HianS5on,ab. c.         Dealers in Meats  Markets at Nelson, Rossland, Trail, Kaslo, Ymir, Sandon, Silverton, 'New  Denver, Revelstoke, Ferguson, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade City, Midway, and Vancouver.  Mail Orders Promptly Forwarded  That Light is Poor  GAS PITTING OUE SPECIALTY  PLUMBING OF ALL KINDS  Victoria Street, opposite Postoffice.  LET US PUT IN CJ\S  STRACHAN BROS.

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