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The Nelson Tribune 1900-04-10

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 DAILY  EDITION   BY MAIL  FIVE  DOLLARS A YEAR  JH'Ivl^  WEEKLY EDITION  BV MAIL  TWO DOLLARS A YEAR  EIGHTH YEAR  KELSON:  TUESDAY MORNING, APRIL 10 1900.  PRICE FIVE CENTS.  CHINESE   LEGISLATION   IS  To be Brought in.  Ottawa, April !).���[Special to the  Tribune.]���There wtis a lengthy debate on the Comox and Capo  Scott  Raihvay bill.    Morrison had charge  ol" the bill.    3lcf mies' moved  that a  clause be inserted in tho bill to prevent the employment of Chinese on  the raihvay  at a   penalty  of five  dollars for each day that they were  employed.       He   said   that   since  IS9S such clauses were being passed  by the legislature  of British  Columbia.     Tho reason    why  Duus-  limir came to Ottawa for this charter was to evade these clnuscs. Morrison was as much  opposed to Clii-  * liese being udmicted  into Canada  as Mel tines, but there  was  no  use  inserting the clause in tho question.  It was not constitutional   to  insert  such a clause.   Jf they put it in, Ottawa would havc to   throw  it out.  If OttaAva did uot  do  that, the result       would       be      the      same  as    such    legislation     was     ultra  vires.    The Dominion  government  was to bring down  a  bill this  session dealing with the  Avhole ^ques-  tion of the Chinese, and that was a  proper time to deal  with the  matter.    The Dominion could not legislate against ono man and   in  favor  of another man.    lie had never met  Dunsmuir and cared less about him,  but     that    was    not    the    point.  Sproulc held  that if  we  admitted  Chinese then we ought not  to pre-  vont them from getting work.  Laurier said this was an imporl-  ���ant view to take of the case. He  thought there was very much in it.  A good deal could be said also on  the constitutional point, but this  was uot a direct way of dealing  with the Chinese, and the government proposed to do .so this session  by legislation. The house divided  on the ameudmenfc, which was lost  by 21 Tor and 53 against, or a majority of 32 against. The bill  passed.      ' '  BLOEMFONtEIN IS VIGILANT  Veldt Causes , Changes.  London, April 0.���The t Blqeni-  fontein correspondent of the Daily  Telegraph, telegraphing Sunday,  1 says : "Tho railway and telegraph  are working well, "Works and  -trenches hnve been prepared in  suitable positions around Bloemfontein. The greatest vigilance is  exercised. Some of the trOo|3s sleep  in the trenches."  ���'Confirmation lias been received^  of tho report that the Boers are in'  ��� 'laager    in   considerable    numbers  . with guns at Dinkersport, 18 miles  ��� southeast.    The British  sscouts  ro-  , port another body still closer.    The  ' Boer patrols have grown very bold,  Venturing much nearer one tents."  London, April 10.���The Bloem-  fonteiu correspondent of the Daily  Mail,__tc[egraphiug _Smid{iy,_says_L  "The" air is thick with rumors of  large force's of Boers to the southward, but, there is no positive  official information on the subject.  ��� On the other hand, the railway is  said to be well guarded.  ���'Dr. Conan Doyle has contributed  > to the Friend of the  Free  State  a  ' picturesque description of tho British infantry.   He says :   'Here is a  chimp of mbuntcd infantry, with a  'giizy.led fellow liko a fierce old eagle  at tho head of thorn.    Some are  inaned like lion>, some have young,  keen faces, but all leave an .impression of familiarity upou  mo.   Yet,  I" have not seen  a regular British  ' cavalryman  before.     Why should  it be so familiar to mc?   This loose  limbed swaggering  type^ of course  I have seen it in the American cowboy over and over again.     Strange  i that a few months  on the   veldt  ghould have produced exactly -the  bume man as springs from the western prairie.'"  Kuniassie Uprising.  London', April 0.���Official reports  received from sir Frederick Mitchell  Hodgson, governor and commander-  in-chief of Gold Coast colony, show  that the Ashantee uprising was due  to efforts by the British to obtain  possession of tho "golden stool of  Ashantee," which king Pompoy was  alleged to have concealed at the  time of his submission to the British expedition led by sir Francis  b'cott. These efforts have been violently opposed by tho Kiiiunaslo  "tribe, with the result that three  British, constables have been dangerously wounded and one has been  kilied.   A third is missing, and 21  other casualties are reported. Most  of the native chiefs, however, declare themselves loyal and refuse to  join the Kumassie tribesmen: Tho  governor hopes to secure a peaceful  settlement. He has sent for three  additional companies of troops.  SECOND STATELY PACEANT  Her Majesty in Dublin., April 9.���An escort of  tho household cavalry lent pictur-  esqueness to the royal procession.  Tho stores and houses in the main  thoroughfares were plentifully decorated with flags n and bunting,  and her majesty was received with  groat enthusiasm throughout her  drive. Tho weather was splendid  and tho brilliant sunshine and varicolored decorations gave the city  quite a carnival appearance. Thousands of people gathered from early  morning and lined the route  quickly. The throngs about O'Con-  nel street, Sackville street and Col-  logo Green were enormous.  Sackville street presented a particularly striking spectacle. Handsome Venetian masts in the centre  of this most inoosing thoroughfare  divided it into two avenues, and  the royal jirocession passed under  an almost unbroken canopy of leviathan flags, gorgeous banners and  vari-colored festoons of flowers and  evergreens. The > windows, roofs1  and all vantage points were occupied by cheering, singing crowds,  waving flags and��handkerchiefs.  Her majesty drove slowly along  the route, incessantly bowing and  smiling her acknowledgments of  the plaudits. Not oven on the occasion of the state entry into Dublin was the scene more impressive  or more significant than today.  The scene about College Green,  where tho Bank of Ireland, Trinity  College and the public statues were  'gaily bedecked, was specially interesting, as that point had been selected not only by tho collegians,  but by thousands of visitors from  Belfast and other cities. , The  crowds were so dense that they almost touched the carriage 'Avheels,  yet there was au almost total absence of constabulary. Jn spite of  this there   was   not the slightest  REVISED BY-LAWS ADOPTED  Board of Trade Meeting.  As soon as the necessary authorization is received from the Dominion government the board of trade  is ready to transact business under  their new style of the Nelson Board  of Trade, the new by-laws being  adopted yesteiday evening as revised by the committee.  Resolutions from the Canadian  Manufacturers' Association regarding inter-provincial rates and the  Pacific cable scheme were filed.  A. H. Clements and W. O. New-  Si. Clements and  ton of Londob,,EngIand, were asked  to represent the board as delegates  to the convention of chambers of  commerce to be held in London  next June, and the council was empowered to add other names.  F. AV. Swannell, secretary of the  board, presented a report, made at  the request of the council, embodying the views of Nelson wholesalers  as to the facilities which should be  given them by the C. P. R.  F. "W. Peters, assistant general  freight agent, said that such requests should be" put before him  officially. It was always the policy  of the Canadian Pacific railway to  assist towns which prove to be  natural distributing centres by  reason of their geographical 'position, and he -thought that -Nelson,  had all the advantages she could  fairly lay claim to at the present  time.  The board took no action in the  matter, as the whble��alers intend  organizing themselves into an organization of tlieir own, which will  deal with all matters affecting the  welfare of their business interests.  - Among those present were : President G. V. Holt, in the chair; F.  "W. Swannell, secretary; W. A.  Macdonald, R. J. Hamilton, T. R.  Archbold, A. J. Marks, W. R. McLean, M. O'Reilly, C. Hillyer, S. S.  Taylor, J. M. Lay," James Banner-  man, F. W. Peters, T. J. Sims and  H. J. Evans.    '  suits of the proceedings conducted  by him before this court in that district in the matter of the condemnation of the prizes taken by American warships during the Spanish-  American war. The 27 prizes realized $000,000.  THE GITY WHARF QUESTION  WAITING FOR NEW CLOTHES  CITY  LOCAL   NEWS.  sign of a disturbance of any kind,  'Miles of fluttering handkerchiefs  greeted tiie queen's appearance  there and marked her course  through Harcourt street across the  bridges to the Phoonix monument  and the vice-regal lodge.  DuiiLLNyApril 10.���There is considerable excitement over the question whether her majesty will visit  Belfast. It is rumored that the  llect has been ordered there, and  tho Belfast authorities are using  every influence to persuade the  queen to include that eity in her  itinerary. -,       ,   Boers Break Their Oaths.  Ali wal North, April 9.���Small  bodies of tho enemy have been seen  across the river near the town of  Odeudealstroom.       The pont   has  Jbecn  destroyed There is-a���Boer-  coiumando of GOO men at Rouxville,  A larger one has left Smibitfield for  Wepener. There aro two commandoes around Wepener, but thus far  there has only been outpost firing.  A lieutenant of Brabant's Horse has  been captured at Rouxville ' by  Boers who had previously surrendered. The landrost is also said to  have broken "his oath. A detachment of Queeustown volunteers arrived today. Many Boers who  have already taken the non-combatants' 'oath are rejoining their  old commandoes.  Determined Efforts to Escape.  * Slmonstown, Cape Colony, April  7.���It now appears that no fewer  than thirty Boers escaped from the  old camp last evening. Nine have  since been retaken. The prisoners  effected their escape by cutting a  fence under the sentry bridge, while  the sentry was above. A driver of  a sanitary cart was offered ��200 to  carry off the prisoners., A now tunnel has been discovered in the direction opposite to thn former one. It  had been completed to within five  feet of the point for a breach.  Wepener Garrison Isolated.  London, April 10.���The Times,  publishes the following from "Wepener dated Sunday, the Sfch : "The  Wepener garrison is completely  isolated, However the lines are  enormously strong and the force is  fujly provisioned. Desultory firing  between outposts continue. A commando csitinjatcdat 2000 with four  guns went into laager last night  five miles from here in the direction  of Dcwetsdorp." '  James Williams, foreman  at the  l'ooniicin mine, injured his riffbt hand painfully  j'cstoiday by having it caught in tho compressor.  The third finger was broken and two others were  badly cut. Di.ll.ill went out to ihc mine and  drcbscd the injui ed hand. '  C. E. Beasley has received the plan  of the new Cunard Unerlvornia, whichmakesher  initial trip between New York and Liverpool rhij  month, icaviog the former port on the 2Sth inst.  ThoircrniaisliOOfcct in length and has a displacement of '2.~>,<MQ tons, with a {jross tonnage of  13.010 tons. Her accommodation is 150 firdt-class,  "200 .second-class and 10j0 thud-class passengers.'  D. J. Young of Kaslo, was in Nelson yesterday, and iopnrtsuiost of the men who  had been in Kaslo awaiting the adjustment of  the wage question in the Slocan as having gone  Iq work, and that the business men of the town  will fcoon feci the effects in a substantial way.  R. L. Armitfc and L. P.  Wolfe  caught a fine-basket of trout yesterday. They  capluicd 2j in all, several of the fish weighing  over tw o pound",  '    The   annual   dance   under   the  auspices of the public library board takes place  on May 4th. Committees are being formed to  complete Arrangements and the function, which  will be held in tne opeia house, promise* to be  even more successful than last j car'b ball.  Charles A. Waterman will sell a  ".') foot frontage on Baker street between the  Queen's Hotel and Hall streetathis ollice west of  .the Hank of .British Columbia today.���These lots  arc lot 8 and the east half of lot 9. block 2.  E. P. Whalloy's vaudeville entertainment on Thurhday evening will consist of a  comedietta, singing, skirl dancing, -sleight-of-  hand, and a sparring exhibition. Stcincr'b  oichcsti'.i will be m attendance.  Roberts' Advance Delayed.  London, April 10.���5 a.m.���Preparations are being made to hold  Bloemfontein against a surprise.  Lord Kitchener has been given au  important duty, being responsible  for the protection of tho railway  while lord Robert') is waiting for  remounts and winter clothing for  the troops, whose thin cotton khaki  uniforms aud boots are worn out.  Lord Roberts will probably for  some time confine his operations to  to clearing the Free State behind  him of raiders, and to relieving  Mafeking, for which purjiosc apparently the eighth division now  arriving at Cape Town has been ordered to Kimberley.  Lady Sarah Wilson aud other  Mafeking correspondents send  diaries of the doings there, showing  that the Boers have tried by abandoning trenches to lure the besieged  out into a mined ambush. Fortunately the British^e'ngineers discovered the mine, cut^the wire communication and unfearthed the 25  pounds of dynamite and war gelatine.  What the chances are for an advance to Pretoria may be judged  from the fact that only from six to  ten thousand horses are on the way  to the Cape and from the, further  fact that the military tailoring departments only <withiu the last  three weeks began making woollen  uniforms. It is said it will take at  least two months to provide 200,000  uniforms.  Mr. Steyn's address to,the Free  State raa"d at Kroonstaadt is continued. The Fischer-Wolmaron'de-  putation has full power to negotiate  "for peace subject ^to -the raad's  sanction.  - Lady Roberts will remain at Cape  Town. The duke of Westminster,  duke of Marlborough aud lord  Henry Cavendish Bentinek have  gone to tho~fi'ont, ,    '  Kinsardt* Be-annexed.  Carnarvon, Cape Colony, April  9.���Kinsardb was formally re-  annexed to Cape Colony on April  1st amidst the cheers of the assembled troops. A largo number of  insurgent colonists, including many  of their leaders, are now imprisoned  hero. Colonel Drury's column, including the West Australian and  Canadian Mounted Rifles and artillery, left here yesterday for De  Aar.   -              An Aged Embezzler.  - Marshall, Michigan,'April 9.���  A. C. Hyde, ex-superintendent of  the poor of this county, was today  bound over for trial on three  counts charging him with embezzlement as a public official. His total  alleged stealings amounted to  $16000, of which he lias paid back  $4000. lie is 84 years old and had  held office for 30 years.  Adopt Party Lines.  Victoria, April 9���[Special to  The Tribune].���The Conservative  Association at their adjourned  meeting this evening decided to  adopt party lines for the coming  provincial campaign.  American Prize Money,  Washington, April 9.���The navy  department has received from J. N.  Sttipliug, United States district  attorney for the southern district  of Florida, a statement of the re-  Securities Have Disappeared."  London, April 10.��� The' Cape  Town correspondent of the Daily  Mail, telegraphing Sunday, says : "I  "have received information to the  effect that negotiable securities of  the value of ��i;JO,000, wliich were  lodged by law with the Free State  government by foreign insurance  companies, have disappeared. The  New York Mutual has issued a  warning against dealing in them.  British Fought Desperately.  London, April 10.���The Bloemfontein correspondent of the Times  says: "Tiie captured Boors agreed  that only fifty meu remained uu-  wounded out of the wiiole_ British-  column captured at Reddersburg.  General'Gatacre ^and staff wore  fired upon from enclosures while  they temporarily occupied Reddersburg. Considerable movements of  troops havo occurred hero with the  object of preventing a surprise."  Lipton Challenging Again.  - New York, April 9.���Major Kus-  tis Jameson, who spent some time  iu this country last summer with  sir Thomas Lipton. is a passenger  on the "White Scar liner Oceanic,  which is due here AVednesday. It  was stated in yachting circles that  major Jameson is bringing a special  communication to the New York.  Yacht Club from tho owner of the  Shamrock touching on his contemplated challenge next year.  May Smoke Cigarettes.  Washington, D. 0., April 9.���  The United States supreme court  today decided the ease of Gundling  vs. the City of Chicago, involving  the validity of the auti-cigarette  ordinance of that city. The ordinance was attacked as unconstitutional. The opinion was handed  down by justice Beckham and held  that tho ordinance was unconstitutional.  A Triangular Contest.  Vaxl'oi/vkr., April 9. -[Special to  The Tribune] - 31. B. Wilkinson,  Reeve of the Richmond municipality, was nominated candidate today  by the Richmond convention to run  in the Conservative party-lino interest in that district, lie will oppose Kidd, M. P. The Martin party  will probably run alderman McQueen there.  An Estimate to be Made.  The city wharf proposition was  revived at the city council last  night and the matter referred to  the city engineer for an estimate  on additions to the plans recently  adopted whereby facilities will be  provided at high water.  The members present were mayor  Houston and aldermen Arthur, Morrison, Ball and Irvine.  Alderman Irvine placed himself  on record that some provision  should be made at the wharf for  landing imssengers and freight during high water. The improvements already authorized would  not give this convenience, aud he  suggested that the council look into  the matter again with a view of  ascertaining if the wharf could not  be raised 15 feet, or thereabouts, to  furnish a landing at high water.  He thought $1500 would answer  the purpose.  Alderman Arthur thought if the  expenditure of $1500 further was  contemplated the original plans had  better be resurrected and acted  upon.  Mayor Houston remarked that  since he had come to Nelson the  present wharf had been submerged  annually, and that landing passengers and freight would not  be a very safe proceeding  with cars shunting more or less  constantly. Something would have  to be done for high water, as the  present wharf was altogether inadequate.  Alderman Hall was strongly of  opinion that the new wharf should  bo built.  Mayor Houston's idea was that  an addition to the wharf to the  grade of the present street would  afford a landing place r at high  water, and if at any time the complete wharf as first suggested was  found desirable, the addition now  contemplated could be_ utilized as  part of the work, as the" original  plans would be utilized as working  plan's. The only difference would  be that- the suggested addition  would be 75 feet in width/so that  teams could turn in receiving and  discharging freight aud passengers.  Alderman Hall adhered to his  idea that any expenditure on the  , wharf should be as small as possible unless the wharf was entirely  rebuilt as intended at the first of  the year.  Aldermen Hall and Mormon  moved that the city engineer make  aif estimate of the cost of widening  the present wharf to 75 feet for a  .distance of 325 feet on the sawmill  wharf to the grade of the street.  This was carried.       ���       \,  Alderman Irvine suggested improvements to tho cemetery road,  and that the price ,of lots in the  cemetery be increased. The matter  was referred to the board of works,  _ _Mayor Houston-stated���in���regard-  tc an export report on the city  lighting system, that R. C. Riblet  oi' Nelson, was recommended as a  cajiablc person to report on tho  water supply as a hydraulic engineer. Mr. Riblet; he said, w:is consulting engineer when the Spokane  water supply was established and  was a No consulting engineer for  the Graves smelter at Grand   Forks  stated that a crematory had  been  built at Vancouver costing $2500.  Aldermen Hall and Morrison  moved that the mayor and aldermen Arthur and Irvine be a special  committee to examine into the  feasibility of a scheme to dispose of  garbage, and to report two weeks  hence.  Alderman Hall moved that a  sidewalk be laid on the south side  of Mill street 200 feet west from  Cedar.  Alderman Irvine said that this  sidewalk on Mill street was in bad  condition throughout, and he  thought it should be laid to grade.  He moved, seconded by alderman  Morrison, that the matter be referred to the board of works, which  was carried.  Mayor Houston expressed the  opinion that the citizens were entitled to a sidewalk on the west  side of Hall street from Mill to Carbonate streets. This was also referred to the board of works.  W. C. McLean & Co. offered to  build the extension of the retaining  wall on Silica street at the same  price they accepted for the wall on  Stanley street now under way. The  city is paying slightly more for the  Stanley street wall and the aldermen agreed that McLean should do  the work on the original tender,  and that if he did not consent to  this new tenders should be called  for.  The usual budget of hecounts  was presented and approved by the  finance committee. This was carried  by the council.  Mayor Houston reported that the  Columbia & Kootenay laud department asked $750 for the two lots  east of the eity hall, aud that he  had asked for some additional concession which was to be referred to  the company's headquarters.  Alderman Morrison, ou behalf of  the special committee re fire department matters, asked another week  further to consider the matter.  Herr Steiner and .others wrote  stating that they were prepared to  furnish, a city band of. 15 pieces to  .play on holidays and at summer  '��� night concerts. They requested" a  grant of $00 per month. This was"  Yeferrecl to the board of works.  The council then adjourned to  the 17th instant.  WANT TO HOG IT IN ALASKA  now. The name of W: C. Cheney  of Oregon City, Oregon, also came  up, he having an application  at last meeting of council. On  motion of aldermen Irvine and Hall,  Messrs- Cheney and Riblet were  authorized to make a report on the  matter of improving the lighting  system.  The discussion along this line  was quite lengthy, and the aldermen agreed that any step taken toward improving tho system should  be thorough in every respect. In  this connection the mayor remarked  that Neteon should be in a position  to furnish electrical horse-power at  $25 per hors>c-power, in which event  the inducement to manufacturers  to locate hero would be so strong  that he predicted that the population of Nelson would double within  three years.  The mayor reported that he had  been offered $35 for the city stables  on the Hall Mines road, and authority was* granted to make the sale.  Alderman Irvine moved that  tenders be called for the erection of  new stables on the city lot5-, near  the city power house ou Cottonwood creek.  This led to a discussion on the  dispo-al of garbage, and mayor  Houston suggested a crematory be  built at once.    The city   engineer  ,: Smooth Mr. Shaughnessy.  Montreal,   April  9.���The   telegraphic report  of Mr. Melliu's  reply   to   the   delegation  representing  points  west  of  Brandon, who  waited upon him for  the , purpose  of   securing   an   extension  of the  * Northern Pacific Railway into their  territory,  to the   effect   that the  Northern pacific would  not build  the extension because the Canadian  government granted charters to the  Canadian Pacific railway to parallel  the   Northern   Pacific   railway   in  Manitoba,     was    shown    to    Mr,  Shaughnessy today, and he was asked  what he had to  say about it.    He  replied that the charters were  not  granted by the  Canadian  government, but  by the Dominion parlia-  mentrthat he hardly believccTeven  the uiem bers of tho delegation would  have the Canadian  Pacific ' refused  any rights  in  Manitoba, that are  accorded to the Northern Pacific.,It  would be hardly fair  that  parliament   should   give   the   Northern  railway power to parallel the lines  of the Canadian Pacific railway in  Manitoba, and deny similar powers  to the Canadian Pacific railway in  th*1 section of the province traversed  hy   the   Northern    Pacific.      The  Canadian Pacific railway  has  not,  for ton years past,  raised .a single  objection to charters for competing  lines in Manitoba,  no  matter  how  ,they were likely   to affect' the jn-  tcrests* of the company,  and  every  application    that    the    Canadian*  Pacific has made for charter powers  in   Manitoba1  aud   the   Northwest  Territories,   was  for   the   purpose  of gi\ ing increased raihvay facilities,  for which there is  a  constant  demand, and not with a view to embarrassing its competitors.  Perplexing Movements.  London, April 9.���The Bloemfontein correspondent of tho Morning  Po.^t, teiegraj^hing Sunday, says:  "The movement of troops continues  with bewildering frequency, brigades and divisions appearing and  disappearing at brief intervals. No  .specific accounts' of such movements  are permitted. The enemy is reported to be in considerable numbers to the southeast of tho line.  The Boers are also apparently feeling their way frequently to the  west of the line. A party has been  thrown forward and has re-occupied tho laager at Paardeberg, probably to search for buried arms and  ammunition."  Would Exclude Aliens.  Washington, April 9.���During'  the last two hours of the session,  the Alaskan Civil Code bill was  under consideration. An amendment offered by Mr. Hansbrough  concerning the title to the mining  claims in the Cape Nome district  provoked a warm debate.  Mr. Hansbrough proposed the  following amendment: "That "no  persons Avho are not citizens of the -  United States or wrho, prior to making location, had not legally declared their intention to become  such, shall be permitted to locate,  hold or convey mining claims in .  the said district of Alaska, nor shall  any title to a claim acquired by  location or purchase through any  such person or persons he legal."  It was developed that some mining claims had been located at Cape  Nome by Laplanders who had gone  to Alaska on the relief expedition  to take care of a herd of reindeer.  It was stated that some of these  Laplanders had made application  to become American citizens before  the United States commissioners in  Alaska. They located claims in the  Cape Nome district.' Later they  disposed of the claims.  Mr. Stewart protested against  the adoption of the amendment. He  said that one C. D. Lane had acquired some Cape Nome claims  from the Laplanders who had located them, and had expended upon  them about $300,000. Should  the amendment be adopted, he  said, Mr. Lane would lose not only  the claims, but all he had invested  in them. Subsequently to the  location of the claims by the Laplanders, the claims were re-located  by other miners who now claim the  possession of them. The adoption  of. the amendment, it was said,  would give the relocaters'thc claims.  Mr. Teller held the Laplanders had  an undoubted right to tiie claims,  they had located. Mr. Daniel (Virginia) opposed the, amendment.  Mr, Hansbrough said the Lap- -  landers had located from 1000 to  2000 acres of placer' claims on the  various creeks in the district. They  were not American citizens; Later,  American citizens arrived in the district and finding all the richest  claims located by "aliens" they relocated them. As American citi--  zens they wanted their 'rights. So  far as he was personally concerned,  Mr. Hansbrough said ho had no interest in the claims, direct or indirect, contingent or remote.  Mr. Teller maintained /that jt  made no difference whether the.  Laplanders "were ��� citizens of the  United States or ��� not. While tho  law is that only citizens of the  United States could locate mining  claims, the question of citizenship  could be raised only by the United (  States, and it was well understood '  thoJUniterLStatcsiAVould never raise  it. The pending bill was laid aside  Avithout further debate.  - Burned While Drunk.  Rossland, April 9. ��� Joshua  Wayne's charred body iies at the  morgue as the outcome of a debauch on Saturday night. Wayne  had been sober for several months,  bitt'on Saturday night he became  intoxicated, and did not go homo  until 5 o'clock on Sunday morning,  to the shack which 'he ^occupied ou  Kootenay avenue.' in some way it  caught) fue at 5:10,,and J, Sbus^i  hurried to tho window and saw  "Wayne sitting at a table, his Ijands  outstretched, and caught him  by - the arm and endeavored  to pull him out through the window. Stussi pulled till some of the  burned flchh cn mo off the unfortunate man's arm, and then the heat  .became so great that he was  obliged to beat a, hasty retreat.  The fire alarm was turned in, but  by the time the firemen arrived the  structure was in flames aud the uu-  fortmiate man was burned almost  to a crisp, Wayne was about 50  years of age and at ono time was a  teamster, but for the past year has  boon a gambler and dealt for Dan  Leahy, Ho had $250 in paper money on him when he went home,  and thi* was destroyed with hus  clothing.   Plague is Increasing.  Svdnky, Now South Wales,  April 0.���Ninety-throe cases of bubonic plague and 29 deaths from  the disease have occurred here.  Thursday next has been appointed  as as a day of intercession and  prayer for the lelief from the  plague. THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON B. C TUESDAY, APRIL 10 1900  l>3,  I ?'->  V*.  IS;  ��� *&��=.  J t^  I  Iti  fr:"  Ift'i  it  i&  i^  .>*  !  I*  Il '  I  __*  h  it  AT KERR  Pick out your new Easter Hat and have it for Easter  Sunday. We are very busy, so do not leave it until late in  the week or you will be disappointed.  New Kid Gloves���Perrin's make���all new shades.  New Parasol���Everything new, choice and select for you  in our store.  In Today���25  The  New Dry  New Tailor-made Suits.  Goods Store,   Baker Street,  Nelson.  MADDEN BLOCK,  BAKER STREET.  KERR <&  CO,  MENS  CHILDRENS  BOYS  Tailor-Made Clothing  Clothing, Overalls   and   Furnishings.  *Every   article   of, the finest  quality produced by the best manufacturers,    '���-'       >.  New  Patterns and  Colorings,  Latest Styles, Up-to-date  in every respect.  A   complete   variety   of  Serges, Worsted, Cheviots, Tweeds  from  which  to  make a  selection.  Prices to suit any and  every purse.  BROWN    &    GO.   Hall Block, 296 Baker St.  W  mm  The  i^i  ^B-.  ^8  Hi  Hazelwood    |  '  Dairy    .j  Will open a Nelson Branch about the 15th instant ^  when regular supplies can be obtained of       %  Milk, Pasteurized %  Double Jersey Milk, Pasteurized %  Pure Cream, Pasteurized * %  Hazlewood Butter (_%  Hazlewood Buttermilk %  Double Jersey Buttermilk 1%  Ice Cream, Neapolitan, Individual and Plain %  Strictly Fresh Ranch Eggs, Guaranteed.       #  Due notice wiil be given as to where patrons can leave orders  prior to the establishment of permanent offices.  m  0h  Lowe d& Blliott  Ottawa that \\. W. B. Mclnnes persists in his statement that he was  invited to join the Martin cabinet  and declined. Which statement  do the electors prefer to believe?  The city council are considering  several questions that are of great  interest to the town. First in importance is electric light aud power,  and the second the disposal of garbage. Reports by competent hydraulic and electrical engineers are  to be procured as to what is needed  in the way of alterations and extensions to the electric lighting  plant and how sullicient power can  best be secure*I, to the end that  Nelson will have the best power and  light plant of any city in the province. Garbage disposal is a question that is easy of solutiou, as crematories can be built at nominal  cost. All that the council want to  know, is how the. work should be  done, and they are prepared to order  the expenditure.  .  Another Trust Goes Up.  New York, April 9.���Iu Jersey  City today vice-chancellor Pitney  made an order permitting the receivers of the American Fisheries  Company, otherwise known as the  Menhaden trust, to sell the plant  of the company for $200,000. The  receiver is Charles Hobbs. The  company is capitalized at $10,000,-  000. The plant consists chiefly of  38 fishing vessels.  Hague Convention Ratified.  Washington. April 9.���The president has just ratified The Hague  convention providing for the universal arbitration of international  disputes and for the regulation for  the use of warlike instruments.  The ratifications will be immediately sent to The Hague to United  States minister Newell. >  HUDSON'S BAY"  COMPANY.  ^.^'^���^���^���^���^���^���^���^���^���^���^���^���^���^���^���^- '00*00* ^* _**��� ^* 0** ^* 00* 00* 00* 00* 00* ^* 00* _0* ^*^;  \l/  \</  36   Baker   Street  iii  Annual Spring Sale House Furnishings, Carpets, Oilcloths,  Linoleums, Window Shades, Lace Curtains, Portieres, Poles  Now is the time for Spring House Gleaning and replenishing new for old.  We will offer special reduction in this department for the next ten days.  xti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  xti  Xti  xti  Xti  Hi  Tapestry Carpet from . . 50c up  Brussels Carpet from . . $1.20 up  Axminster Carpet from . $1.25 up  English Wilton from . . $1.50 up  Ingrain Carpet from ���'.    .    .; 50c up  Floor Oilcloth from  Window Shades from  Curtain Poles from  Lace Curtains from  25c  40c  40c  75c  up>  up  up.  up  Art Rugs and Squares at all prices.  All Carpets sewed and laid free of charge  Xti  xti  xti  Xti  xti  iti  M  ly^-V^. ^^ . *��j^. ^^ . ^B^�� ^>^��jS>* 'jg^ * JS^* ^B*1 *-^S>* ^9^ *-^^la5E *iaS *^B *-^S 00^. 0*'0^ ��� *J* ���0*0' ��� 0* .0* ��� 0* .00.0* -fi* ��� fi* .00 ��� 0* .00 ��� fi* ���0'.J^&'  '00' 00 ' 00' 00 ��� 00' 00 'fi*' 00 ' 0*' 00' 00' 00 ' 00 ' 00 ' fi* ' 00 ' fi* ^ ��� ^�� W. -X^ *^^>^ ���^^���^^ ���Si''^v *^^*^^ �����S^^V *^?* ^^ ���*"^"  m  m$   n^m  &.  mm  m<  All the Latest Designs  in  Wall  Paper  Agents.  M  m  W&Z Wxxbwm*  A GENUiXB reform/wave appears  to have struck Ontario's legislature  and it is not improbable that lasting  public good will result from it.  Among other matters the legislators, representing both sides in the  house, have taken up election crookedness, and have unanimously decided that more stringent penalties  shall be provided for those who  practice them, if the men who  voted for the recent legislation  .dealing, with _election, frauds, arc  sincere the political parties of Ontario will have no difficulty in  stamping out such practices as liave  brought the Liberal party into disrepute in Ontario. The great mass  of the electors are honest, but a Tew  grafteiv, through the recognition  of campaign mauagers are able to  bi ing dishonor upon an entire party.  These men though nominally working for   the candidate   are  really  avorking for themselves, and when  the jsarty ceases to pay' for such  services the zeal of the grafters will  cool. The leaders of the parties  could easily freeze them out by refusing to recognize them or tlieir  work; and it looks as if they so intended.  The most unkind cut that premier  Martin has received in the course of  his cabinet-making comes from  Ottawa. When he commenced his  task it was generally understood  that W. W. B. Mclnnes, the lieuten-  ant-govcmor_'s son, who represents-  Nanaimo in the commons, would  have a portfolio; by many it was  supposed that the calling of Martin  to form the cabinet was conditional  upon his making room for Mclnnes  tlio younger. Premier, Martin, of  course, denied that there was any  truth in this statement, and also the  report that Mclnnes had been asted  to join the cabinet. Since then the  report    has  travelled    back   from"  m  We have just received a consignment of Wall  Papers which gives us the largest  stock ever carried in the Kootenays  Cb  Hi)  See  us for Paper Hanging and Painting  of every description  m  Easter  , Novelties.  Ladies New Kid Gloves���All the new shades : Brown, Black'  Green, Blue, Grey; Mode, Fawn and Tan. The best  quality.    Our prices are $1.25 and $1.50  Ladies New Parasols���300 Black and Colored. Pretty handles of PearJ, Congo, Gun Metal, Ivory, Stiring  Silver Mounts and 14-karat Gold. Our prices are  75c, $1.00, $1.50, $2.00, $2.50, $3.00 and up to $10.  ladies New Silk Waists--Latest styles. Striped or Fancy  Taffeta, Summer Silk or Satins. Our prices.are.  $4.50, $5.00, $5.50, $7.50, $8.00, $io.oo,  up to $25.  Ladies New Capes���The nicest assortment in town. Sec  them. At our special prices, $5.00, $7.50, $10.00,  $17.50, $22.50, $25.00, and up to $45.00  INCORPORATED 1670,  Lent  Young lady, if you have  not given up candies for  Lent, just step into the  Hudson's Bay Company's  and sample the last lot,  just opened up. Fresh  sweet, and tasty." A "full"  assortment from  F. J. Bradley d? Co.  m  m  Sign Painters and Decorators.  Corner of Josephine and Victoria Streets  Nelson  Fancy Room* Moulding at 21 cents a foot and upwards.  Prompt attention given to mai! orders.    Samples and prices on request  m  %M;  P. Burns & Co.  fieison Saw &  Planing IVjills, Limited  Are prepared to furnish by rail, barge or teams  Dimension Lumber, Rough and Dressed  Lumber, Local and Coast Ceiling, Local and  Coast Flooring, Double Dressed Coast Cedar,  Rustic, Shiplap, Stepping, Door Jambs, Pine  and Cedar Casings, Window Stiles, Turned  Work, Band-sawing, Brackets, Newel Posts,  Turned Veranda Posts, Store Fronts, Doors,  Windows and Glass.  Get prices before purchasing elsewhere  Office Corner f|all arid Front Streets  Factory Hall Street Crossing C. P. H Track  Mills Hall Street Wharf  Head Office at  NELSON, B:  0.  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers in Meats  Botzer & Co.  Craven & Co.  Rownton & Co.  McCormaek &;  Co.  Hudson's Bay Stores  TKLUPIIONK 13  Music  Song1 and Story  ic  Markets at   Nelson,   Bossland,   Trail,  Kaslo, Ymir,   Sandon,  Silverton, New   Denver, Jlevelstoke,- Ferguson, Grand Porks, -Greenwood, Cascade-City, Midway, and Vancouver.  1 Mail Orders Promptly Forwarded  West Kootenay Buteher Co.  - ALL KINDS OF  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  FiSH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  Baker Street,-Nelson ��   &   TRAVES,   Manager  ORDKItS BY MAIL RECICIVK CAREFUL AND PROMPT ATTENTION.  $    TOWN '��  <��V       OF M  I       PttOflTER       I  fL 20 Miles east of the City of Nelson, and Terminus JIJ  n\ ~ of the-NeIson-Balfoup-seetIon~of "  /Jj the Crow's Nest Pass Railway.  Garden  In aid of the Canadian  Patriotic Fiind will be  given in the  1  MARTIN O'REILLY&CO  HOUSTON BLOCK, DAKEH STR.KKT, NKLSON.  under the  management  of   Mr, E.   P.  Whalley,  assisted by  Mr.  W.   H.   Dowsing-  and a large number of    '  prominent local entertainers.  Prices: $1.00, 75c and 50c.   Tickets  on sale in opera house block.  Gaqada Drug & Book Oo.  We are ready for your gardening. Fresh seeds in bulk, both  Vegetable and Flower Seeds, also  Lawn Grass and White Clover.  Headquarters  for all kinds of  Fresh and Cured Meats.  Prices same as Eastern Catalogues  Canada Drag & Book Go.    NELSON  SEALED  TENDERS  will beicccivod by the umlerhiyiicd tip till April  l,Hh tor tin viti�� 1000 toot of tunnel Willi nir (hills  ul Ihc Yellowstone! mine. Speoillcitionh nnd  p.irUeuluM can bu obtained ul Uic nunc, near  TiVlC YELLOWSTONE MINKS, LIMITED,  H.iluio, U. C.  JVIurch3I.sti.190a.  A feature -nill foe made of the poultry and  panic trado. They will always ho on hand dur-  Hijr their season.  J. L.  PORTER, Frope  lffl Josephine St., heti\ cen Baker and Vornon.  Telophono 159.  .A-   E1TSTBAD~  Contracting Painters, Decorators, Paperhaugcrs.  Full Hue of wall paper, mouldings, elc, Kalso-  mining and Tinting. Strictly lin>t-cla*i:3 work.  E-.tiinates furnished.  m  m  fix  m  Business and Residential Lots ranging at prices  from $75 to $150 each.  Terms: One-third cash;  balance 6 and 12 months.  fix  Jff>  This -townsite is held jointly by the Canadian  Company aiul T. G, Procter,  Pacific Railway  _}  Apply to FRANK FLETCHER, Land Agent G. P. R., Nelson, m  or to T. G. PROCTER, Balder Street, flelson. i}|  ^Sf-*-00.*'0'*-*'li^,l^-^'0.0.  .��,^.����.yi^,  ��� 0'0-0-0" 0-  Jfi-  to replace that  Place your order with  Tents,  Awnings,  and  all kinds of Oanvas Goods  Manufactured to Order  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  W. P. DIOKSON  B. H. B. AFPLBWHAITH  S. McFHBH  Residence Mill Street MFFQlTNT    R   f!  OpposueSchoolHou-,0   .WflkuUiN, Dm U.  W. Starmer Smjih & Oo.  PAPER HANGER, GLAZIER,  PAINTER, ETC.  CHIMNEY SWEEPING  Office Ward SUeoD Opposite Opera Honera  Kootenay Elect no Supply & Construction Go.  ELECTRIC SUPPLIES  Complete Electric Equipments for Electric Power Transmlsolon and Ijitfhtlns for  umea, Towns Blectrlo Fixtures. LampB, Bells, Telephones, Annunciators, Etc.  P. O. Box 803. Josephine Street. Nelson. B. O.  Fred J. Squire, Merchant Tailor  FULL LINES OF WINTER AND SPRING SUITINGS  WEST BAKJEJS OTBEEX1 NEliSON OPl?OSITiS BILVKR KXtfQ HOTEI* THE TRTBUNE:  NELSON B. C, TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 1900  BANK OF MONTREAL  CAPITAL, all paid up..$12,000,000  REST..     6.000,000  orcl Strathcona and Mount Royal ...Presidcn  I!on. George A. Drummond Vice-Presiden  S. Olouston General Jlanago  NKLSON' BBANCII  Corner Baker and Kootenay Streets.  Brandies in London (England) Nkw York,  Chicago, and all the principal cilies in Canada.  Buy and sell Sterling Kxchango and Cable  Transfers.  (.���milt Commercial and Ti.ivelcrs Credits,  mailable in any ji.ut or the woild.  Bruits Issued, Colleelions jMudo, JCtc.  Saving's Bank Branch' it\n: op paid.  THE BANK OF  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  NELSON  WAGES RESOLUTION IN TORONTO.  Liibor legislation is making good  progress in tho Kast.    Jt is but a  few weeks bincc the postmaster general's fair-wage resolution was  adopted in the house of commons,  and now conies the adoption of a  .similar resolution by Ontario's legislature. Tho resolution, which was  moved, by Mr. Preston, was amended only by "making it applicable to  |/ all appropriate eases," provides for  the payment upon government or  subsidised work of the current rate  of wages in the district in which  the work is performed.  In 'moving it  Mr.  Preston   said  that  Ontario  occupied a foremost  position in regard to labor legislation, but it was necessary that the  province should move if it was to  retain that position.    It was now  time that the principles contained  in the resolution were adopted and  enforced.    Tho time had come, also,  when Ontario should devote more  attention to the collection and publication  of .statistics and other information affecting the labor classes,  and   when   the    work   should   bo  specialized and placed in charge of  some special officer. ( lie was sure  the house and the country would  receive   with satisfaction the   announcement that the commissioner  of   public works,   who seemed to  have    given   special   attention   to  social problems, would introduce a  bill for the creation of a bureau of  labor.    This resolution had already  been in substance befoie the  Dominion house,  where uo  objection  was taken to the principle it contained,  although the  form  of the  resolution was somewhat criticized.  Tif order to obviate that difficulty  liero,    he    had    incorporated    Sir.  Mulock's resolution and the amendment moved by VI. F. Clark in the  Dominion house.    Ho did not intend  to preach :l crusade against lite contract system.'   That system'hud its  advantages as well as its disadvantages.   To a certain extent it was a  check upon unfair and extortionate  pi ices, aud upon the spread of the  spoils  system.     Among ils  disadvantages were tho temptation  to  scamp wages and material in order  tlwbt  the   contractor might obtain  contracts and also increase his profits.    When a con ti act -urts Sublet  the tendency to Scamp,Avages aud  * material was increased. , The work  was expected to yield two or three  , sets of profits, and hence there was  a great temptation to introduce the  sweating system.  Then, too, in many cases tho contract system tended to deprive  labor of the wages to which it was  entitled, owing to the contracts  falling to irresponsible men* Tf this  "system continued Ll_shoulcl_only be  on such terms as would protect tlio  interests of labor and of good citizenship. There was a growing tendency on the part of municipalities  to perform public works by day-  labor, aud also to enter into agreements with workingmen themselves. Tlio result of these expcii-  ments had been found so satisfactory that the earlier years ,of  the twentieth century would see  the contract system entirely done  away, with so far as public works  were concerned. Many European  countries were adopting the cooperative 'system, but it had been  brought to its greatest perfection  iu New Zealand. He was' not asking for the adoption of ihc co-operative system here, but for the recognition of fthe principle that there  should be a fair day's pay for a fair  day's work. There would be no injustice in this to the contractor, because lie would know in advance  what he was called upon to pay.  The imperial parliament had adopted a resolution somewhat similar to  this, and as a result the operation  of the principle had spread very  generally throughout the United  Kingdom.   THE   SKILLED   LABOR   MARKET.  Butte Mining World.  An article appears in the I/ondon  Board of Trade Journal, which  gives an abstract of a memoradum  prepared, showing the condition of  the skilled labor maiket for the  month of February. J t is interesting to the laboring men of this  country, inasmuch as a comparison  may be intelligently instituted between tiie labor market iu England  Is now prepared to issue Drafts and  Letters of Credit on Skaguay, U. S.,  Atlin, B. C, and Dawson City, N. W. T.  and that of America. The report  prepared for tho Board of Trade  Journal is based on 2332 returns,  Hi 18 of which are from employers,  371 from trades unions, and 113  from other sources. It may be  reasonably assumed that the operation of labor unions in England do  not radically differ from those in  this country. Hence the results  there of labor aggregations do not  radically dilTer from those in  America.  The report of the trade unions  shows a somewhat higher percentage of unemployed than for the  corresponding period last year, but  it is lower, with that exception,  than for any other year since 1801.  The trade unions making returns,  with an aggregate membership of  ���"321,S92, reported 13,114 as unemployed. That is only 2.9 per cent  of the whole being unemployed during last February. The number of  coal miners employed was exceptionally good, the average time worked by them being 5.09 days per  week. That is a good showing.  Employes in iron mining did not do  so well. The returns show they  woiked only 3.55 dajrs each week, as  against 5.80 days a year ago.  Tho pig iron and iron and steel  industries compares favorably with  last year, the average number of  shifts being worked running over  five and a.half days per week..,- In  the tin plate and engineering and  mining trades employment was  good, the percentage of unemployed  being about 2.3, somewhat less than  a year ago. Changes in the rates  of wages favorably affected 14,000  out of 15,700 workmen who received  advances, while tho others suffered  a decrease, averaging two shillings  per head. The upshot of tiie matter aviis an increase of about a shilling and a half per head in the  weekly wages of 15,700 workmen  affected. Changes affecting large  numbers of workmen were amicably  arranged by what is called a "wages  board."  Thirty-three new labor, disputes  occurred in February, involving 11,-  357 workpeople. Thoy were settled  by tlieir boards of labor, the workingmen gaining twelve decisions iu  their favor, the employers gaining  five, while twelve, involving 3326  people, were compromised. Three  'disputes, involving 3081 persons,  are still under consideration. Taking aud��gudgmg from the February  report, it appears that the condition  of theskilled labor markotiiiEngland  will compare favorably with that  in America, and that the friction  between labor and capital creates  quite as little disturbance among'  employers and employes and is reduced to, the minimun in the old'  country.          THE FEDERATION QUESTION.  Toronto Star.  One of the leading English newspapers has drafted a series of questions to ,be answered by leading  citizens of the colonies, the object  being to find out what colonial  opinion really^is^h- th<T~gcneral  question of a_ federation, or closer  union with the mother country, \  ancl, if such a union is thought desirable, what would be recommended as its scope and form.  The answers received may be  very interesting, but they might  also bo very misleading. The men  who will submit answers will almost certainly be those, and those  only, who desire federation, and  wioh to light the pathway to it.  But in the mail matter of the London editor there may not be a single letter fiom those who consider  federation a question that cannot  now be wisely discussed. To base  conclusions, then, upou the, replies  received is something that the London editor and the British public  might well be warned against.  if the British people have gathered the idea that Canadians are  thinking of nothing but loyalty,  and are in a Sever heat of anxiety  to get into the closest xiossible  legislative union with them, the  people of this country need not be  surprised. Not long ago all discussion was drowned in shouting, and  the only men who were allowed to  rai&o their voices publicly were  those who seemed to say that  Canada should cast her lot unalterably with England in her was:  spend her last dollar, sacrifice her  last man, aud do this without reflection, discussion, or loss of a  moment's time. As a people, we  ranted and shouted, and none of us  can quite know how the astonishing clamor sounded in British ears.  High in this uproar sounded the  venerable but well-preserved voice  of  sir   Charles  Tupper.     As the  Imperial Bank of Canada  HKAD   OFFICE, TORONTO.  Capital Authorized  Capital Paid up  Rest *  82,500.000  $2,391,863  $1,554,710  D. It; AVilkie, Goneral Manager.  E.-Hay, Inspector.  Nelson Brunch���Burns Block, 221 linker Street  J. M. LAY, Manager.  voice of the many diminished, his  was well sustained, and when his  words .became coherent above the  subsiding din he was making the  triumphant announcement that his  voice was the iirst raised, and that  ho had started the whole yell, and  that there would not have beeu  any yell but for him. His opponents, he said, were lukewarm, while  he was iu earnest.  There is a great deal of information for the British public in the  fact that this political leader, who  a month ago seemed determined to  empty the entire male population  of Canada into South Africa, and  share half the expenses of the war,  is now out Avith a declaration that  Canada will have no form of imperial federation whatever.  We do not say that sir Charles is  a man whose views on such a question are necessarily of so much  weight that England should now  drop the question; but we would  hint to the British public that sir  Charles is a man who reaches decisions not by reasoning but by observing. He is the kind of man  who might sympathize with the  under dog, but he would bet every  dollar ho had on the upper one.  Out of his winnings he might  buy a wreath to lay on tho grave  of the lost cause, but probably not  even that rein would be given to  unprofitable sympathy. It is a  significant thing for the British  public to consider that so experienced a pulse-feeler as sir Charles  has turned around, and now talks  against himself. On the other hand,  it should not be lost sight of that  if sir Charles Tupper now tries to  convict the Liberal party of being  too imperialistic, he does it because  it is the only form of attack he has  not yet tried. And this much may  be added, that avc Avould forgive  him his right-abouts if they Avould  only put the "disloyalty" cry out  of business.  Smelter for the Lardeau.  Ferguson Eagle.  M. L. Moyer, representing a Philadelphia syndicate, was in town on  Friday, ^accompanied by J. TV.  TVesjtfall, Mr. Moyer is a mining  and smelting man, and having heard  much of Lardeau and Trout Lake  districts his syndicate has decided  to thoroughly investigate the apparently good opening for smelting  and reduction works. Mr. Moyer  intends" to spend the season in the  camp looking round, and sizing up  difficulties they aviII have to en^  counter, the supply of fluxing  material, the transportation problem, the amount; of ore likely to  be supplied for treatment, and all  the various phases Avhich confront  an enterprise of this nature.  The Coal Oil Duties.  Events:.  The duty on coal oil Avas one of  the iniquities of Tory rule, a burden  upon tbe farmers -ofF this country  for which there was no justification,  and which would not be tolerated  under a~Liberargovernment7���And"  in those days the eoal oil Avells of  Canada were in the hands of Canadians, and the duty Avas a protec  tion to Canadian industry- If in  those days the coal oil duties-uwere  'wrong, they are a thousand times  less justifiable today, Avhen the  home product has passed into the  hands of the Standard Oil Company,  one of the greatest monopolies on  earth. Surely the government cannot have the face to go to the  farmers of this country asking reelection," Avith the duty on coal oil  still in force.  Ward Bros.  REAL ESTATE AND  INSURANCE AGENTS  Captured at the Waterworks.  Pretoria, Wednesday, April 4.���  It is officially announced hero that  at the Bloemfontein waterworks  the republican forces captured 11  officers and 302 men, Avith 11 guns,  2 ammunition wagons, other wagons  and mules.  Wholesale  Houses  NELSON  B.C.  CRATED AND MINERAL WATERS.  THORPE & CO., LIMITED.-Corner Vernon  and Cedar streots. Nelson, manufacturers  of and ���wholosaledealers in aerated waters and  fruit syrups. Sole afcontsfor Halcyon Springs  mineral water.   Telephone 00.  ASSAYERS'   SUPPLIES.  WF. TEETZEL & CO.-Corner Baker "and  �� Josephine streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers in assay era supplies. Agents ;f or Denver  Fire Clay Co. of Denver, Colorado.  CIGARS.  KOOTENAY CIGAR MANUFACTURING  CO.���Corner Baker and Hall streets, Nelson, manufacturers of "Royal Seal" and "Koote  nay Belle" brands of cigarB.   COAL.  O ROW'S  NEST PASS COAL COMPANY.-  Wholcsalo dealeis in coal and coke. Charles  St. Barbe, Agent. Baker street, Nelson.  COMMISSION MERCHANTS.  HJ. EVANS & CO.���Baker street, Nelson,  ��� wholesale 'dealers in liquors, cigars,  cement, Are brick and Are clay, water pipe and  stool rails, and general com mission merchants.  FLOUR AND FEED.  BRACKMAN & KER MILLING COMPANY  LTD.���Front street. Nelson, wholesale dealers in flour, oatmeal, etc., and hay and grain.  Mills at Edmonton, Victoria, and New Westminster;   TAYLOR FEED & PRODUCE CO.-Baker  sticet, Xelson. (George F. Motion'-) old  stand) Flour, Feed, Cum, Hay and ('induce  Car lots aspceiallj. Coirespoudence .solicited.  Phone 2(i.   FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  P    BURNS &   CO.���Baker   street,   Nolson,  ���   wholesale dealers in fresh and cured meats.  Cold storage.   GROCERIES.  A MACDONALD & CO.���Corner Vernon and  ��� Josephine sheets, wholesale grocers and  jobbers inblankets, gloves, nntts. boots, rubbers,  mackmaws and miners' sundries.   KOOTENAY SUPPLY   COMPANY,   LIMITED���Vernou   street. Nelson,   wholesale  grocers. ..   Agents for J. & J. TAYLOR SAFES  Bogustown)   Fairview   Addition.  A. R. SHERWOOD  REAL ESTATE  INSURANCE AND  GENERAL AGENT  First door west  of Bank of British  Columbia building.  Baker Street  Charles D. J. Christie  GENERAL BROKER  4 doors west of Dominion Express office  P. O. Box o2.3.   Phones: Office 117, House lo2  FOK KENT  Ono 3 Room House .md one j-Rooni House.  FOR SALE  Tlnee Lots on Baker sticet.  A Brick Block.  Houses .md Lots in all parts of the city.  Loans and insurance promptly attended to.  J. E. ANNABLE  GENERAL  BROKER  A FULL LINE OF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  local and coast.  Flooring  local and coast.  Newel Posts  Stair Bail  Mouldings  Shingles  Bough and  Dressed Lumber  of all kinds.  IK WHAT YOU WANT IS NOT IN STOCK  WE WILL MAKE IT KOK YOU  CALL AND GjET PRICES.  AMERICAN  AND  EUROPEAN  PLANS  Three dwelling houses for sale on easy terms.  One lot on Stanley stieet, opposite Royal  hotel, for sale at a bai gain, j  One seven-roomed house and one three-room  house for lent.  See ANNABLE  A. R. BARROW, A.M.I.C.E.  PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  Corner Victoria and Kootenay Streets.  P. O. Box 651. TKLKPHONE NO.  93  MONEY TO LOAN  ON  AT 7 PER CENT  BUSINESS PROPERTY  fOHX CHOLDITCH & CO.-  **    son, wholesale grocers. ,  ���Front street, Nel-  T Y. GRIFFIN & CO.-Coiner Vernon and  �� ��� Josephine streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers  in provisions, cured meata. butter and eggs.  . J. Robie  TAILOR  Workmate and  quality of goods %  best obtainable  PR. STEWART & CO.���Warohouses on C. P.  ��� R. track, foot of Stauley streot, Nel-San,  wholesale dealers in provisions, produce *tuid  fruits. Cold storage. Agents Armour & Co.'s  bacon, hams, lard and other products.   HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.  H BYERS & CO.���Corner Bakerand Josephine  ��� streets, Nelson, w holosale dealers iu navd-  waio and mining supplies. Agentsfor Giant  Pov. del' Co.   LAWRENCE HARDWARE ICOMPANY-  Bakor St., Nelson, wholesale ., dealers in  hardware nnd mining supplies, and water and  plumbers' supplies.   TTASTCOUVER   HARDWARE    COMPANY,  V    LIMITED���Baker street, Nelson, wholesale  dealers in hardware and mining supplies, plum-  bers and tinsmith"'supplies. p   LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  rpURNER, BEETON & CO.-Corner Vernon  ���*��� and Josephino streets, Nelson, wholesalo  dealers in licjuors, cigar*, and dry goods. Agents  for Pabst Biewing Co. of Milwaukee and Calgary Brewing Co. of Calgary.   PAINTS   AND   OILS.  NELSON HARDWARE COMPANY-Baker  Sheet���Wholesalo dealers in paints, oils,  aud brushes of all kinds. Largest stock in  Kootenay. ,   POWDER, CAPS AND FUSE.  HAMILTON POWDER COMPANY-Baker  streot Nelson, manufacturers ot dynamite,  sporting, stumping and black blasting powders,  wholesale dealers in caps* and fuse, and electric  "blasting apparat us.   SASH AND DOORS.  NELSON SAW AND PLANING MILLS  LIMITED���Corner Front and Hall streets,  Nelson, manufacturers of and whole-sale dealers  in sash and doors; all kinds of factory work made  to order. ; ,   'TENTS   AND   AWNINGS.     ,  NELSON TENT AND AWNtNO FACTORY���  Baker strut'!, Nelson. Muiiufaclurcis of all  kind', of tents-, awnings, and canvas goods.  I>. Q, Box 7��.   Tiico. Madson. propi iclo;.   WINES AND CIGARS.  CALIFORNIA WINE COMPANY, LIMI-  TED���Corner Front and Hall streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers In winos iciso and bulk)  and domestic andiniported Cigartf,  Apply G. L. LENNOX, Solicitor, Nelson B. C  MOYIE~LOTS  FOR   SALE..  Lot'  Lot  Lot  Lot  Block-1  Block 5  Block 6  Block 7  Cash Offer  Fop  All Four  ADDRESS  W. F. Teetzel, Nelson.  FOR  SALE  Otto Aorial Tramway Cable, length  (ioOO feet, with buckets and fixtures complete.  Modern Concentrator, capacity 100  tons, makers Fiaser & Chalmers.  '15 K "W Dynamo; Ledgerwood  Hoist; one pair fO-inch aud one  pair 8-iucli water wheels, and  other plant.  The above plant is almost new and  iu good condition.  For particulars apply to P. O. Box  172* Bevolstoke, li. G.  FEEI6HTEBS and CONTBACTOHS   FOB SALE UNDER COST.  Opposite Silver King Hotel, Baker street, Nelson  CLEANING  AND   -  REPAIRING  YGUIt OWN GOODS MADE UP  OLD CLOTHES MADE GOOD AS NEW  ARTHUR GEE  Opposite Clarke Hotel.   MERCHANT TAILOR  CUT PRICES IS THE  ORDER OF THE DAY  ARCHITECTS.  ���gJWART & CARRIE���Arohltoota,  _ Roomp 7  and 8 Aberdeen bloclt. Baker arrant. Nolson.  And I want to be in it. I have just received  Fall samples of Suitings and OvOrcoatlnga, representing a $50,000 btock to choose from made to  your order at prices never before heard of in Nelson. All the latest fads in Fancy Vestings for  Fall and winter.  Ladies' tailoring in all its branches a specialty.  Lowest prices.   Rooms I and JI, Hillyer block.  STEVENS, The Tailor  Fruit and Ornamental Trees  Rhododendrons, Roses, Fancy Evergreens  Magnolas, Bulbs, newcrop tested heeds, for spring  planting'. Largest and most complete stock in  western Canada. O.ill and make j our selections  or send for catalogue. Address at tlio nursery  grounds and greenhouse. ���,������,���  M. J. HENRY.  3006 Westminster Road, Vancouver, 13. C,  ENGINEERS.  OHAKLKS PARKRH- Mining ami milling en-  gincer.   West Baker slice!.Nelson.  FRATERNAL   SOCIETIES.  NELSON LODGE, NO. 23, A. If. & A. M.  Meets second Wednesday In each month.  Sojourning brethren Invited. >  KNIQHTd OF PYTHIAS��� Nelson Lodge, No,  25, Knights of Pythias, meets in I. O. O.F.  Hall, corner Baser and Kootenay streets, every  Tuobday ovenine at 8 o'clock, vibiting Knights  cordially invited to attend.  * R. G. JOY. K. of R. & S.  LEONARD SCOTT, C. O.  NELSON L. O. L., No. 1K12, meets in I. O. O. F.  Hall, corner Baker and ICootenay streets.  1st and 3rd  Friday of each  month.   Visiting  brethern cordially invited.  R, Roiii,vson, w.M. IV. Oruwi-'onn, Rcc.-Sec.  NELSON VKHIE, Number 22, Fraternal Order  of Eagles, meets every second and fourth  Wednesday ineach jnonth  In Fraternity Hall.  ViHiting brethren welcome.  W. Gosnkix, President.  GH.ART.Kfl PROfWR. Secretary  TRADES   UNIONS.  ELSON MINERS' UNION NO. 90, W. F. of  jM,���Meets in niinuiV union rooms, Tioith-  east corner Victoria and Kootenay streets, eveiy  Saturday c\c;i{iig at 8 o'clock. Visiting mom-  bcrb welcome.  ixbixh Wij.K!.s, Sec'y.        M. 11. Mow mi, Ptof.  HADKS AND LABOR C OUNCIU-Thc lugu-  lar rnettuiK-f of the XrKon Tr.ulcs and Ltilior  Council will be held in the miners' union hill,  corner of Victoua and Kooten.iy directs, on tlio  first and third Thursday of each month, at  7.30 p. ni.  O. J, Tuoui'E. I'jcs.        J. II. Matiikbox, Sec'y.  NT  T  11 Pack Mules  4 Saddle Horses"  Government Standard Wagons  Harness; Aparcjos, complete  with' blankets, ropes, etc.; Tools,  Camp outfits; Tents.  For particuJfii'S write, stating requirements, to 1'. firaham, Albert  Canyon, JJ. O.  NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION.  Notice n lieicb.\ cm-n tho p,u(.neisliiji  licrc!tornii!i>\iHlin); In l ween thr umieirilgiiuii us  tcuiistcis and fn'iKhtcii under the Ilrm nanus ot  The Ni'Imm Tr.insfer Coiiipiun has this du> by  mutual con .cm beeii dis-ohwl.  All ilebl-s (liic to the s.ild Hint aro to he paid to  Ihc itndoisigned Join) T. Wilson itnd Kenneth A.  Koi'iot, who Ii.ims nssiinied Jitul will pay oil'all  the liabilities of tho nii'i (1�� in. ,  Dated at Nelson, li. ('., this 21th day of Maich,  I'M).        - ALVIN C. KLHOIC.  O   II. MfDOUMAN.  IC. A. FoUHES.  J. T, WILSON.  Witness, P. K. Wilson, Solnltoi, Nelson, B,(*.  SAWMILL   TOR   SALE.  The sawmill nnd plant lately owned bj Joseph  1'. KolH'i th, at UjUei't's Landing, and consisting  of a ,'SOholsy nowoi boilei, engine. Onliith &  Wedge top-rig sawmill, edger, planer, belting,  etc., etc., will bo hold where they now stand.  Apply to  TAYLOR & HANNINGTON, Solicitors.  TENDERS   WANTED.  Tenders will bo roccnod fot thd puichnsC of  the building situated on the cornel of Waul and  llaker sttccts, nnd buildings at piesu;it oucipied  bj Kiikpatrick & VViKon. I'oi fut thei paHii u-  l.iis applj In Kukpatrick & Wilson or A. 11.  Clcinuiiw Tenders to he in bj noon Mondaj,  Apnlyili, 1'tPO  Kootenay   Coffee   Co*  NELSON, B. C.  Coifee roasters and dealers In Tea and CofToo.  Offer fresh Toasted coilco of beat quality as  follows :  Java and Arabian Macha, per pound S  10  Java and Mocha Ulend, 3 pounds  J 00  Fine Santos, i pounds      100  SantOH Blond, 5 pounds <  1 00  Our Special Blond, 0 pounds  1 00  Our itio Roast, 6 pounds  1 OO  A trial order solicited. Salesroom 2 doors east  of Oddfellows block, We=t Baker street.  J. A. Sayward  HALL AND LAKE STREETS, NKLSON  Porto Rico Lumber Go.  (LIMITED)  MEALS  25  CENTS  ROOMS LIGHTED BY ELECTRICITY  AND HEATED BY STEAM  25 CENTS TO $1  Successors lo  A. DEWAR & GO.  Rough and  Dressed  Lumber  Shingles  Mouldings  A-1 White Pine Lumber Always in  StocK.  We carry a complete stock of  Coast Flooring, Ceiling, Inside Finish, Turned. Work, Sash and Doors.  Special order work will receive  prompt attention.  321 to 331 Baker Street, Nelson.  QUEEN'S HOTEL  BAKER STREET. NELSON.  Lighted by Electricity and Heated with Hot Air.  Largo comfortable bedrooms and  first-class  dining-room. Sample rooms for commercial men.  RATES $2 PER DAY  Porto Rico LumberCo. Ltd.  Contractors and Builders  WILL DO WELL TO  Buy Their Lumber  AT  G. 0. Buchanan's  A large stock of first-class dry material -on  hand, also a. fall line of sash, doors, mouldings,  turned work, etc.  Factory Work a Specialty  Yard]  Foot of Hendry?; street, Nelson  Teieph0ne.m Joi|ii Rae, Age nt  Ka^SHOROFT  BLACKSMITHING  AND EXPERT      ;  HORSESHOEING  Wagon repairing promptly attended to by a  firet-ciass ���wheelwright. ,  Special attention giveq to al) kindB of repair-  irg and custom work  IVJrs. E. C. Clarke, Prop.  LATE OF TIIE ROTAT. IIOTEL, CALGARY  Waverly Hotel  This popular hotel winch is now being  enlarged and reno\ated, will be reopened  on March lst^when it will have JO large,  nicely furnished and well lighted rooms,  heated with hot air. Special attention  will be given to the dining room.  RATES REASONABLE.  C. A. PROSSER, MANAGER  A Big Schooner  OF BEER OR  HALF-AND-HALF  ALWAYS  FRESH  I0e  ALWAYS  COOL  Tho best glass of beer to be had in" Nelson is at  THE CLUB HOTEL  Corner Silica and  Stanley Streets.  t. j. CURRAN, Prop.  (Vjadden House  Ualcor and Ward  Streets, Nelson  Shop:   Hall St.,  ,from outside pointu.  between Baker and Vernon  Lethbridge Gait Goal  The best value for the money in Use maikst  for all purposes.  terms cash      W. P. TiKZiUKy. General Agent  Tfllophono U7.    Offlco with C. D. J. Christie.  COAL!      COAL!  J      GREAT REDUCTION  $6.15  -Hard Coal-  Anthiacito  -$S.65jg���r'8Nesfc"  DELIVERED  The only hotel In Nelson that has remained  under one management since 1890.  The bed-rooms aro well furnished and lighted  by electricity.  ;   The bar Is always stocked by the best doni s-  Uo and Imported liquors and cigars.  THOMAS MADDEN, Proprietor.'  B. C. HOTEL   iirie, b. a  First-class in every respect. Choicest wines,  liquors and cijjars. Every comfort for transient  and resident gucbte.  HEADQUARTEKS FOK UNION MEN.  JOSEPH CAMPBELL, Proprietor.  TEz.ns>no>fK  33  G. W. West & Go.  St. JOSEPH'S SCHOOL  NELSON, B. C.  A boarding nnd day school conducted by llio  Sistcisof St. Joseph of Peace. It is. situated at  tho cot tier of Mill and Josophino stiuelx In one of  thu bust ieslduiiliul jioitions of Nelson, und is  casllj accessible from all parts of the city.  The course of study include* tho furiifiunenlAl  and tiiKhur luanclies of thorough EiiKliih education: JiiibincHh course���bookkeeping, stcnoK-  raphy and typewriting. Science coun>a���iiiu>ic;  Vuualniul inllruiiiuiiUil, drawing, etc. Plain art  and needlework, etc.  For tenuu and particulars apply to tho Sister  Superior.  lelson Business GoIIei  H.ih colored upon its second quniter with cn-  UiKcd .k coiiiiiiCHluiiD.i and mcicn->��(l facilities  for piomoiing the lnterwK of st uilcnlu.  Nifjlif ciiisses Monday, Wednendaj, and Friday  of each week. UcKftttcr early. Hoont 7, Victoria  Block, Josephine stirct.'  GENUINE  P,  J. T. FIPE  O. Box 560  & CO.  NELSON  Notice of Application for License.  1, Adolpho I.,iitnmte. qf the Citj of NoUon, in  thr province ot British Columbia,.hotel keeper,  herobj give notice that I intend to apply to the  Boaid of License Commissioner's for thu City of  Xelson. at their fust nioetiiit; lo be held after the  expiration of thirty da,,-! from thih date for  heriihe tof-ell iuno<j. bpirits, beer and other fer  iuented and IntOMC.itliu; liquors by, in mj  hotel, known at- the "Montreal Ilolt>l,"tii|uiitr on  lots numbered -JS and 21, jn block numbered b7, in  the said Cit> of Nelson. A. LAPOINTE.  Xelhon. 11. C, February 8th. 11)00.  Notice of Application for License,  I hereby gnu notice that I intend toupply to  the Board of Luciisliif; Commissioners of tlio  City of Xelsim at it-s next intetiiiK; for an hotel  license for the piemtMJs situate upon lot 21, block  03 (northeaot corner of Veriton and Hull Htrootfe)  in tho city of Ncbon. li, ��1. LKMON  utelttedal flfocli  .���������''. *���>.  Vernon Street, Nelson.  SMOKE  ROYAL SEAL  AND  KOOTENAY BELLE  CIGARS  igar mtg, m  NKW30.V, unman Columbia  R. REISTERER & CO'  lUtUWEKS AMD 210TTLKK3 Of  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  Prompt and regular  delivery to the trade  Brewery ai Nelson  Nelson   Wine   Co.  CHOICE WINES AND LIQUORS  Special attention gi>ort to family trade  T1^TA.     FRANK A. TAMBLYM  Kclbun, B.C. MA.XA.asK THE TRIBUNE: NELSON, B. C, TUESDAY APRIL 10 1900  r  5  y  IV  to  1*$  l&"  �� '  IPC  P'i  II  I  if  Is,  Ilf  :3  16'  lis;  If  Is-  la.  ft  Rubber Gloves  FOR WOMEN AND MEN  The  proper thing for spring house-  cleaning and gardening  Furniture Polish  To make your Furniture look as good  as new, try our  "FRENCH FURNITURE POLISH."  W. F. Teetzel & Co.  Victoria Block, Corner Baker and Josephine Streets  DRUGS AND ASSAYERS' SUPPLIES  Clothing    Clothing  Noav i.s the time to get a bargain iu Clothing as we aro  giving a liberal discount on  these goods for the next few  days in order to make room  for spring goods Avhich are arriving daily  TMelson Clothing House  217 219 Baker Streot  CITY LOCAL NEWS  Mr  iti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  xti  iti  iti  iti  Ati  iti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  mi  i-^'tf'gt'^'tf'tf'St'ii'^'fr^'S'-  ESTABLISHED  IN  For your  Easier  Trade  No one feature about our line of SpriiiK Jewelry is of more importance Mian tho  fuel that we can give 5 on the best made.  ^^:7S^^Sf^sW^0i-0-0:^_^  NELSON  IN 1890   $    iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  Hi  liy tho best lhat isnuule, s\C mean lhe highest in quality and the latent in qtjle.  You are absolutely sin oof both when you buy of us. You will soon bo bujinjr your  Spring anil Kat.1 er pioscnU. If you have bought from us before you can be absolutely  sine tliaL.vou aio making the best bid with your money, it's worth something to bo  feme, but wc charge nothing c\.li.i for thii surety! On the contrary it coifs you les-- for  J lie smefy goes with our goods than tiie sorrow that nmy come from purchasing  olse-n here. J'orliaps you do not Know how popular we arc wii h our customers. Try us  v hen i ou w ant tp make sine of Quality and good treatment.  JACOB DOVER, The Jeweler  Jewelry and Wateh Repairing Guaranteed.  Mail orders receive careful and prompt attention.  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  w  -0)-0-0^'0--0-?0^-0-0'-0"0"0-0 ^��T.��!>^��^??:��T.C^-^��, ������.�����������.  Great  Clearing1  Sale  ��� ���  12$000   Stock   of  Dry "Goods  Selling at Wholesale Cost  We have received a large consignment of  Underskirts which are Exceptional Values:  Fancy Percale Underskirts at 75c  Black Sateen Underskirts at $1.26 and $1.60  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  See our new Sailor Hats at 40 and 60 cents  JiXMOT  BLOCK  BAKER SXRKKT  ASK YOUR GB0CER FOR THE CELEBRATED  ffolfad  The Best that Money can Buy.      Take no Other.  Ar mufaclurcd by the Brackm;iii-ICer Milling Co . Ltd.  Victoria, Vancouver, Westiiimster, L.<Iinontoii, Icoo-sUml, jseison.  at Light is Poor  GAS riTTIWa OUR SPECIALTY  PLUMBING OF ALL KINDS  Victoria Stroet, opposite Postoflloc.  UT US PUTJM C^S  STRACHAN BROS.  Alex Stewart, who  lias been in  Iho Kast for .several months, lius returned to  Nelson,  The local tramway company's car  which was <lnnmt,'Cil in the accident which  marked the opening of the .Stanley si reel, branch,  has been repaired and is now rendy for service.  The repairs were made by local mechanics and  their work comjmros favorably Willi tlml of the  car manufacturers. The wood work was dono  by A. Pfcilier and the Mulshing by V. .1. Hrndley  & Co. 0  The Phair Hotel is building some  new sample rooms. When completed that well  known hotel will have unequalled facilities for  commercial men. The annex i.s also hoi dk papered  and new carpets arc being laid throughout tlio  Iiotel.  An ^agreement has  been  largely  signed by the business men of Nelson to close up  I heir stores on Friday, which i.s Good Friday.  Last year a similar arrangement was made but  was not adhered to quite us strictly as it should  have been It is to be hoped that this will not be  the case this year.  Lots in Fairview are  selling like  hotcalccsjiiit now. Ward Bros., 'agents for the  townsite comrany, report tho following confirmed sales of lots in that charming residential  suburb": To E. J. Outran, lots 1!) to 21 inclusive,  block 25, and lots ;> and (i, block 20, consideration  $12,50; to T. G. Proctor, lois li and 1!), block 17. consideration ��300; and lot I. block 1", to Malcolm  Hcildlc for $150. "'      '   .  The Nelson Rifle Association will  moot to organize on Thursday eveningand matters  of interest to those who indulge in rifle shooting  will be discussed. The new ranges aro in good  shape and a number of the members of the Hide  Company have already tried the targets. The  ground is such that men shooting on the ranges  get real pi.icticnl experience of slioot'ng with.i  oackgiound ol locks. The ait of judging distance in a rockj country is dilllciilt lo attain, and  valuable when mattered.  The big meter at the  gas  works  which scoies every foot of gas passing into the  holder indicates that since the works commenced  operations some 1115,000 feet of gas has been man-  ufacf ured. In tho course of the process valuable  bj-products have been icco\ercd, among the  items being soi oral hundrel bushels of domestic  coke, fifty gallons or more of tai and a quantity  of ammonia. The tar and ammonia is piped  from the punfj ing house to tanks sunk iu the adjoining jaid, wheie thej aie precipitated.  The machinery for  the tug now  under mhj at the C. V B. ship yards was delivered jchtei day and will be placed in the new hull  at once. The cuift- will he launched shortly, and  thee\tiahigh-povvei tug will (hen be commenced.  The officials ha\ e not decided upon ,i name for  Ihe Kaslo's successor, but it is taken for giauted  that (he old one will not be lesunccted.  Superintendent  J. W.  Troup  of  the C. I>, R., was in Tiail jestcrday on division  business.  James Neelands has sold the Athabasca saloon lo V. Russell as ti ustcc. The now  owners will apply for incorpoi.ition under the  title of "The Athabasca Iiotel Company,  Limited.  Two transfers were recorded tit  the government office jcslerdaj. William  Dougheityot Ro-bland, convejod to John McAllister a (hieo qu.ailcrs interest in ihc lil.iclc  rtinromincial claim und a similar intciosl in  the Defender, both being fcituated on Nmc-inila  cieek. > v 4  A   marriage   license was issued  vosteidiy to John .Hepburn and Annie Kramer  Maclean, both of Aelson,  Captain Haas of tiie local Salvation Army was notified by wne .vostoiday that  the visit of MissJCv a Booth lo iS'uIsoli ^.is postponed to the 2>nd instant. No reason was g.von  for Ihc postponement. Captain Baas went lo  Spokane jesteiday.  The lake is  rapidly encroaching  'upon the shooting giouwls at the foot of Stanley  siticct, and another week will probably see (he  flats Hooded. The ni.u k&rocn will lho'i pack  their daps to the new grounds ai the ea.storn  tei minus of rhe it am way line, wheie the balance  of the season's matches will bo h< Id.  The work of vaccinating residents  of the rural (Lsdicls oi the Jvootcilajs will be  commenced nOvl week by Di. JIcLonmut, who is  lo have chaigo of the work. will  have the assistance of thu pro\ moial police in enforcing tho regulations adopted by the pi oviucial'  health authoutio--.  When the Sunday morning burglars bioke open the oflicc till af the XoLs.iri Il.ud-  varc Oompanj's stoic they ignored a chock for  flW) which lav m the bo\, U is thought that a  clue to Jhcrobbeis has been obtained.  The Nelson Hardware  Company  has finished the installation of eleclrio liglifs ai  ll.egenoial hospital, and when the branch wiie  from Vol nun street istmupluU'tl the lights Will  be tinned on in Ihc building. Si\|j incandescent,  -lamps ol-lfi c iindlL- power caWi nro pi ovitlcd.  The lacrosse season will  be in-  ���iiiguiated on (lie mottling of Good Friday when  the iiiembeis of Iho Young Canada club will  meet on lhe icciL.ition giounds lo play for a  tiophj, 'A game of ban�� ball it,moiectod for the  aftisrniKin, tofwhiLh all ba-e ball plajois aie invited.  At last night's council  meeting  major Itoiisfo-i iciul thi" following jotter from'si.cci etiny: " In aecordance  with (he (ei ins of the :!Slti of February last from  tin1 citizens' (uniuiiilceof Nelson the govetnor-  gcneial i-anscd the loyal congl-iitillations of the  BUSINESS   MENTION.  At   tho Nelson   Tta'/tuu* ' can be  can be found (ho following aiticles: One Now  York sqimie piano, prico $125; oiiq K��knggo oi ���  gati, price SI0; ono refrigerator, price ?!U; ono  antique oak hall rack, piice 310; one llve-drawei  chitlouicr, plieo $IW. one Wheeler & WiLson  sowingiiiai htne, price $10.  Furnished rooms to lot.    Host of  att('!idanc>. Apply Carney bloi k imniedfatelv  cihl of OddfelloWMlmll.  Wanted -Situation by competent  woman, as cookin small fainilj-. It. JC,  Ti ih n no.  Lost.���On April 5th instant, a  biowu Spaniel dog named "Snipe,' had on a si eel  chain collar with If. il. A. maiked on inllar.  I'ltKliir will bo lcwanled on aiipljing to XV. A.  Waul, care of W.ud lltos.. Nelson, B. C.  Spot cash  paid  for second-hand  goodsof all kmdhat, the NeNon Ba/aar, Jlalone  & Ticgillus block.  Nickerson���Watchmaker,   Baker  sfreel, oppositoQucen's hotel. T\v enlj--flve j cars  expoiience.  The houscliold efleets of Mrs. J.  K. ^1 i-oii and Mi, A. W. I'oc'c for sale al the  wareiooms ot the Nelson Ba/aar, Muloiio Ac Ticgillus block. Call and inspect, as thoy must bo  bold befoi e April J.Jtlu  Jfousos furnished with  new and  hOcond hand fnimt'ire. orinivod new .mdxpcoiid  hand furnitmc, on tho installmct.1 plan, by tho  Nelson BtiAiar, Malone & Ticgillus block.  When your watch don't keep  lime, sec Niekerson, Bilker street. Salijfaotoiy  work or no chaiget.*  Hack   calls   left at the Bodega  Saloon.   Telephone 171.  Alan going to Cape Nome has consigned ail his household furniture to Niekeison,  Baker fit root, opposite Queen'* hof��l. (Ail I und  h.u e a look. BlankolH. HhoeK Ubio clolhs, ptJ-  lown, and every thins j'ou want. Goods must be  hold tit once,  citizens on tho occasion of the British victory at  Paardeberg to be conveyed to the queen, and his  excellency has now received her unijesty's commands to return to the citizens of Nelson her  majesty's cordial thanks for their loyal message."  The annual meeting of the Sunday School Association of the Methodist church  look place last night. J. Amos was reelected superintendent, J. Black was appointed assistant  superintendent, G. L. Lennox musical director,  and Ed. Irwin secretary-treasurer. Some minor  changes were made in the arrangement of tho  classes, but the teachers remain the same as pro-  viouslj-.  The   stock of the J.  Y.  Griffin  Company, wholesale produce and provision merchants, is being moved to the linn's new  whorehouse on Front street this week.  Owing to the non-arrival of blanks  nccessarj- for enlisting men the departure of the  Nelson contingent, of tho Ksquimnlt garrison has  been postpomd until tomorrow ntght. Meanwhile a number of men are considering the  matter of joining the corps, and it is probable  thai the local quota will number al least (en.  The militia olliccrs here have authority to swear  in ns many desirable men as otl'er, but the diU'cr-  once in the number nf applicants compared to  that of previous contingents i.s verj" marked.  The Nelson Laborers' Union made  its Iirst decisivo step toward securinga nine-hour  day throughout the city yesterday when a number of its members employed at tho gas works  declined to continue unless the management  agreed lo the nine-hour schedule. They were  working for the construction cnuipiinj* under  engineer David Morris, who would not concede  flic point, whereupon the men drew thoir time  and quit work. The stall' of laborers was engaged in putting tho liiiishing touches lo the gas  works.   HOTEL  ABRIVALS.  At tiik Phair.���W. N. Brayton and wife,  Kaslo; J. B. ltctnllack:; Spokane; A..G. Crceliuan.  Kossland; V. P. Gutelius, Trail; T. Bennett.  Salmo; J. K. Saucier, Rossland; F. Bobbins,  North Star mine; ,T. McVicar, Ymir; S. Million.  Viineouvei-; It. T. Wilgress and son. Greenwood.  At the humk.���G. It. Green, Victoria; G. W.  L.awson, Toronto; W. 11. Bowsing,  Procter; H.  ESTABLISHED 1892  H.   BYERS  &  HARDWARE  CO.  ESTABLISHED 1892  Garden, Mill,  Steam  Hose.  and Suction  Crucible   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  Agents -Truax Ore Cars, Giant Powder, and  ropolitan Fuse, etc.  120  Mot-  H. BYERS & CO.  NKLSON  KASLO  SANDON  Iv. Livingstone, Proctor: W. T. Beadles, Salmo;  W. il. Prith. Si. John, New llrunswick; Henry  Hammond and Kobcrt K. Hammond, Sandon;  II. Medinger, Vienna, Austria; AV. C. Perry,  Winnipeg; A. L. Bighlfoot, Vancouver; T. B.  Linton. Kossland.  At tiik Qubkk's.���A. B. Smith, Prooter; Caleb  Bunlop, City; V. K. Simpson and wife, W. W.  Bobell, Mrs. Phelps, Cranbrook; D. A. Molvin-  non, Sandon; A. Bogers, Slocan; John McNeil,  City.  At tub Guano C'ENTiiAr,.���J. Chase, Procter;  T. L. ICiniinerloy, Morpett. Ontario; A. P.  Lemeiiix, A. Cowley, Moyie; W. Sweeney, A. W.  Nowinglon, Spokano; F. Uatelilic, Granite; James  Adams, Toronto '       '"        ''  At the Tkkmont,���S. Creelman, Stcniachc, N.  S.; W. King, Cranbrook; A. W. Maxwell, Spokane: S. Mitchell. Kaslo; K. Main, G. 11. Clark,  W. Lerand, Oitjv  At tiik I1aiiniiN'.���Hector Campbell, Cape  Breton; Mike McManus, Citv.  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.  Do You Want the Best ?  We   Have   it I  LAWRENCE HARDWARE COMPANY  We beg to advise receipt of a large  assortment of Fancy Groceries, consisting of all the  delicacies that the market affordsT   ,.'  Inspect our stock.   Everything guaranteed.  THE  WESTERN  MERCANTILE COMPANY,  Limited.  BAKER STREET,'NELSON  FANCY AND STAPLE GROCERIES  M  'C3'CZ)'c2-&'a3-p3'  m  mm  i.5  #  w  We have sold 75 per cent of all the  Portland Cement  Fire Brick and  Fire Clay  10  Used in Kootenay.  We also handle  Steel Mining Rails,  BlacKsmith's Coal, Sewer Pipe, Etc  XL J. EVANS & CO.  NELSON, B. C.  I^i��^^^^^^^^  SZ3-C>'C=>  #  ^/���.ss^^^^sr^^^^sp^^       -0-0-0-0-0T&- 0-0- 0-0-0^.^  xti Arrived   ancl   opened J}J  iti   v ~"                     ~~~       " iti  Hi the finest shipment of iti  Hi , t iti  iti ^TT^ xti  iti I Hi  \tiy A Hi  Jj i   that Nelson1 has ever had in the market JjJ  Hi   Hi  * Owl Chop No. 30, Pure Ceylon Tea >Jf  i^ Ram Lai's well known famous Indian Tea ^  Hi Direct from the Gardens. iti  Hi   iti  t KIRKPATRICK & WILSON iti  Hi iti  iti   Telephone 10  185 Baker Street  %  POTATOES  carload shipment of Early  Rose   Potatoes just   received   from  VernonI   Those requiring seed potatoes should qrder^at once.  P. O. BOX 17fi.  HOUSTON BLOCK.  Telephone l(il.  Blue Ribbon Tea Always on'Wand.  Fresh E^trs Kceoived IXiily  John A. Irving & Co.  ~"_?j!r?~^*'��� fi^^fi*��� a*1-^*��� 0*^0*'0*J^>'0*"^��� 0*^0*��� 00- fi*' fi* *��%* ^^'<^'^^,*^''*^,,,^'^%^k*,,^��"^*,^.*,*^''*^,,*^'*^',^'V^  Chas. A. Waterman & Go.  m  m  m  m  m  m  AUCTIONEERS  m  m  m  m  m  m  m  m  action Sale  eal Estate  m  m  Title Clear  m  m  m  m  Messrs. Charles A. Waterman & Oo, have received instructions to sell by public auction, at  their offices on Baker street, three doors west of the Bank of British Columbia, on  m  m  m  m  f^X  esaay*  sharp  m  m  m  m  m  A parcel of desirable Real Estate, consisting of Lot 8, in Block 2; and the eastern half of Lot  - 9 in Block 2; giving in all" 75 feet frontage on the north side of Baker street,  east of the Queens Hotel, and between Josephine and Hall streets.  /fl Terms: Ten per cent on the drop of the hammer, and the balance in 30 days   /f\  /i  For further particulars apply to


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