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 DAILY EDITION   BY  MAIL  FIVE  DOLLARS A YEAR  WEEKLY EDITION  BY MAIL  TWO DOLLARS A YEAR  EIGHTH YEAR.  NELSON:  AVEDNESDAY. MORNING, MARCH 28  1900.  PRICE FIVE  CENTS.  SOUTH AFRICAN NEWS OF  Different Kinds.  London, March 27.���A dispatch  from   Maseru,   Basutoland,    dated  March 20th, says:  "Tho Basutoland government is  busy collecting natives to be employed at Bloemfontein in repairing  and laying railroads. The natives  report that the Free Sfcaters on the  borders of Basutoland have refused  to go to Kroonstaadt and are staying on tlieir farms. It is now the  ploughing season and. they are inclined to' keep their land rather  than give it up and submit."  Boer reports from Natal show no  . developments of importance have  occurred there up to March 23rd)  ���?A dispatch from  the Boer camp  ut Glencoe, dated March 23rd, says:  "No   attack   is   expected   to   be  made on the Boer forces in  Natal.  Generals   Botha  and -Meyer have  been joined by their wives.    General Botha denies the  reports  that  Transvaal women were wounded in  the Tugela trenches.    General  Buller has sent the Boers a list of their  wounded, stating that he buried GO  men.    General  Botha says  this  is  impossible, as his rolls do  not show  any such loss."  A Ladysmith special says:  "Boer patrols endeavored to trap  a   party  of   tho  13th  Hussars  on  March 25th at Waschhank.    A hot  chase ensued.    Several  Boers were  wounded."  The same dispatch says :  "A  priuted  document  has  been  found,  giving  tho   Boer losses  at  Spion Kop at   2500, but  this  can  scarcely be credited."  Advices from Cape Town says :  "Rains  are general   throughout  South Africa,and rivers Avhich have  been dry for years are being flood-  ''ved.   Many camps are being transformed   into   swamps.*    Tliis   will  still more militate agaiust an im-  niediate'British advance.  " Sickness among the Boer prison -  '    ers on the transports is  increasing.  Four deaths  occurred March 16th.  The bodies were buiicd by the British with the Transvaal flag on the  coffins, the leading Dutch of Simons-  ' town attending the funeral. Typhoid  fever   alone   claims   one   hundred  victims   among the prisoners and  population of Simonstowu fear an  epidemic.        '  SMALL   RECONNAISSANCES  All That is Gains On.      ,  London, March 27.��� Reconnaissances of slight importance, continue to be the only feature of the  war in South Africa. Lord, Roberts  wires to tho war office as follows :  "Bloemfontein, March 26.���Cap-  - tain Sloane-SUmlcy,   of   the   16th  Lancers, was  slightly wounded in  an affair of outposts north  of the  Modder river on March 25th."   This-baie-statcment-is-all -that  comes    from    the    commander-inch i el".  A despatch from Bloemfontein,  dated Monday, March 26th and published iu the second edition of the  Times, amplifies lord. Roberts' dispatch as follows:  "A cavalry reconnaissance was  made yesterday towards Brandfort.  The 16th Lancers, by skirmishing  drew the Boers from their position  into the open, when the Oth Lancers  attempted to outflank the enemy,  while they were engaged from the  front by a dismounted section of  the 15th Lancers. The casualties  were reported to be few."  The Tackle Broke.  ��� The ore barge sunk off the G.P.R.  docks is still at the bottom of the  lake. Yesterday the divers, Moore  aud McDonald, attached a heavy  chain to tho hull, and this was attached to a powerful steam capstan  aboard the steamer Moyie. The  windlass had not made half a dozen  turns before the chain broke, and  all the work done up to date went  for nothing. It is probable that  heavier tackle will be procured and  another efiort made today. The  divers also expect to attach the  hawsers necessary to salvage the  box oar, wliich they discovered  near the end of tho slip.  New Ogilvie Milling Company.  Montreal, March 27.���The Ogilvie flour milling interests reorganized today, and Fred W. Thompson of AVinnipeg has been appointed  general manager, with headquarters at Winnipeg. The Montreal  interests will be under the control  m-  Maine May Beturn.  ' London, March 27.���In response  to the executive committee's request  that the American hospital ship  Maine be permitted to remain in  South Africa waters, general Buller  has cabled as follows from Ladysmith; "Wo think the ship, in  going to England, confers the  greatest benefit upon the sick and  wounded, ab with her .excellent  medical staff, she best aids iu that  way in the evacuation of our congested hospitals of bad cases. The  Trojan and Spartan are ample foi  local transfers. If the Maine goes,  we hope she will return as soon as  possible."   Whole Navy Sunk.  London, March 27.���Mail advices  received here from Monrovia, the  capital of the African republic of  Liberia, announce the extinction of  the Liberian navy, consisting of  two gunboats. Ib is added that the  Rock Town was sunk in the harbor  of Monrovia, March 10th, while the  Gorronomah was capsized in the  St. Raul river, where she was going  to bo overhauled. The gunboats  cost about $U0,0G0 and will be a  serious loss to the government of  Liberia, which probably will be unable to replace them.  Newfoundland News.  St. John's, Newfoundland, March  27.���It is  thought here   that the  determination   of   Mr.   Bond,   the  new premier, to tevive the Bond*  of a local board of directors. The  newly reorganized company, under  tho name .of the W. W. Ogilvie  Milling Company, will enter into  direct competition with the American Cereal Company, whose headquarters' are in Chicago and will  ship to oriental and occidental  points.  The Goebel Trial.  Frankfort, Kentucky, March 27.  ���Judge Moore today ordered secretary of state Powers held for the  grand jury without bail. The judge  said that, in his opinion, Powers  had not 'fired the shot, but had  been connected with the conspiracy  to kill governor" Goebel.  BOERS ON THE OFFENSIVE  With Raiding Parties.  London, March 28���4 a. m.���The  Boers are having a little good luck,  and are showing some boldness  again, as a raiding party, estimated  at 400, is believed by the British  forces at Warrenton to have  crossed the Kimberley-Bloemfoii-  tein wagon road on Monday and to  have headed for Jacobsdal, with the  intention of cutting the railways  three miles west.  Commandant Olivier appears to  have  gotten  his 5000 men and  25  miles of wagons into a rugged country where he can make an  easy  rear guard' defence.   Mr.   Charles  Williams, the military expert, says:  "If this column gets through substantially, commandant Olivier will  have carried out the  great feat of  the war, seeing  that he ran every  chance of   being   ground   between  the upper millstone of lord Roberts'  army and tho  nether millstone  of  the  broken  Basuto   frontier.     He  will have done it within  500  miles  or so of lord Roberts' main strength.  It certainly looked for a  week as  though lord Roberts held Olivier in  the hollow of his hand.    If Olivier  gets through to Kroonstaadt' with  even 3000 men, it will be an important addition to the Boer  gathering there."  His escape is attributed to the  worn out enndition- <~if> tlio ,T2����"��-:r.v.  cavalry horses. - Lord Roberts'  transport appears to have been  badly distorted by the loss at "Riet  river before Cronje's surrender of  the wagon train, and, in addition to  this, the army with which he purposes to advance toward Pretoria 'is nearly double that? of  the earlier rapid movements. Ten  thousand transport, cavalry and  gun animals aro due to arrive ��� at  Cape Town 'dining .this and next  week,  Tt is given out at Cape Town that  lord Roberts' advance may be delayed for months. Although such  statements may be, received with  leserve, it seems positive that lie  intends to go to Cape Town to meet  lady Roberts, who is due to arrive  there in ten days.  The war office has issued another  tabic of-British losses-showing-an  aggregate of 16,652, which does not  include 4004  who   have   been  valided home.  I BUDGET DEBATE GOES ON  Foster and Cartwright.  Ottawa, March 27.���[Special to  The Tribune.]���The debate on the  budget was continued today by  Foster. He spoke for four hours  and a half, principally dealing with  broken pledges and unfulfilled  pi'omises. He spoke of the large  expenditure, which, he said, was  out of all proportion to what was  promised by the Liberals, devoting  very little time to the important  matters in the budget, passing over  the proposal to Trinidad with the  remark- that he would wait  until the details were given  out and' in - l'egard to the preferential trade he adhered to what  he already had said, but, as it was  au accomplished fact, he left the inference to the house, that the Conservatives would not upset it if  returned to power. However, he  assured protection to the industries  of the country.  Cartwright spoke for about half  au hour and will continue his  speech tomorrow. He asked where  Foster's amendment on the preferential trade was. In regard to  the expenditures, he said the  country was justified during au era  of great prosperity in entering into  obligations which it would not do  at another time. He defended the  government's course now, and the  Liberal's arguments when in opposition.  "  Short Hours in Australia.  Washington, March 26. ��� The  colony of New South Wales has  adopted a law for the regulation of  the hours of labor of employees in  shops, and United States consul  Bell, at Sydney, has submitted to  tho state department a report setting forth the many complex  features of the law,' aiid commenting on its workings. In general  terms the bill, which was drawn to  please the working classes, looks to  the establishment of a ten-hour day  for employees and for a half holiday  each week. Mr. Bell says the larger  shop   keepers   are. quite satisfied  Witll    tllO   10W   ,Vv��lf   fllofclfclB   1��OB<-����}m   '  ing thousands of small shop keepers  from making a living', as the evening has always been their harvest  time. The passage of the law has  created no little discontent, and its  enforcement has caused confusion.  Trying to Square Themselves. -  London, March 28.���The Morning  Post* has the following, dated March  26th, from Burghersdorp: "Dutch  disloyalty is now very strong, and  the Dutch are tumbling over each  other in their efforts to give information to the' British authorities.  Real loyalty, however, will be a  plant of slow growtli in these districts. I have travelled with sir  Alfred Milner and I believe his  policy towards the rebels favors  tempering justice with mercy."   _Ouarding_the_Passeg. _.  London, March 28.���A special to  the Daily Telegraph from Ladysmith, dated Monday, says: "There  are about 20,000 Boers guarding  the nine passes over the Drakens-  berg range. They are led by commandant Deber of Harrismith and  consist of Free Staters. It is reported that the Boers have moved  their guns from Biggarsberg, aud it  is not intended to make a stand  there.        ________���  Daring Boer Raiders.  London, March 28.���A dispatch  to the Daily Chronicle from Kimberley, dated Monday, says : "Four  hundred Free Staters have taken  possession of the road between  Kimberley and Paardeberg, They  have seized a farm near Pandam's  Fontein. It is rumored that their,  object is to raid the railway by  way of Jacobsdal."  Prinzloo Arrested.  London, March 28.���A dispatch  to the Daily Telegram from Bloemfontein, dated Monday, says: "The  Transvaalers have arrested commandant Prinzloo, who had their  pass permit, but had settled Upon a  farm 20 miles north of Bloemfontein, wishing to enjoy peace under  British rule."  Boers Concentrating.  London, March 28.���The correspondent of the Daily News at  Lorenzo Marquez, telegraphing Sunday, says : "The Transvaal war  oiiice announces that the southern  commandos from Colenso and  Stormberg will join the main body  within 48 hours."  Blaine reciprocity convention, will  not be acceptable to Canada. The  negotiations will probably await  the issue of the coining elections iu  Newfoundland." The sailiug steamer  Iceland, with 2500 seals and the  Aurora with 3200, arrived today.  Both confirm the earlier reports of  excellent catches by the steamers  that have not yet come in.  PROVINCIAL ELECTIONS TO  Be Held: June 15th.  Victoria, /March 27.���[Special  to The Tribuhe.]���Martin announced tonight'that the provincial elections wbulcl be held about  June' 15th, anB, that the house  would meet early in July.  >      Another Month's Wait.  London/ March 27^���The Cape  Town correspondent of the Daily  News, telegi-a,pliihg today, Tuesday,  says it is improbable that the advance from Bipemfontein will be  made for another month. General  'Clement's is adykneiug to Bloemfontein in four* columns. - When  lord Roberts begins the march  northward general Gatacre will be  left in charge of Bloemfontein,  The colonial government has ordered the Cape "Volunteers to withdraw south of the-Orange river for  fear of accentuating racial feeling.  LOYALISTS ANdTrAITQRS  Gather in Capetown. a  Gape Town, March 27.���A meeting of the bund was held at Perl  March 26th, and was attended by  several .members of the Cape assembly. It passed resolutions regretting that the Cape government  was not" consulted before the war,  and declaring, that any settlement  which did .not respect the independence of the republics would be  detrimental to the highest-interests  'of the  Rritish  empire.     Mr.  Ilar-  independence was granted, aud assemblyman Maris characterized the  war as a continuation of the JameT  son raid." ,'  General White was presented  with an address by the mayor and  municipal court of Cape Town today, assuring him of their sympathy in his enforced home-going,  and declaring that the" records of  the siege of Ladysmith were among  the brightest annals of the nation.  It is announced that lord Roberts  is going to Cape Town to'meet lady  Roberts.  Michael Davitt arrived at Lorenzo Marquez March 21.  Position at Carnarvon.  Carnarvon, Tuesday, March 27.  ���It is reported that a British  column has been nnable_to_advance_  from Vari~Wyk's VIoi owing to the  floods which have been without precedent for decades. Tho roads  are quite impassable. It is also reported that the rebels  are still gathering at Itefburg, waiting for the British troops to go  further north so that they may raid  Carnarvon". Colonel Herchmcr of  the Canadian Mounted Rifles is proceeding to Cape Town on sick leave.  RUSSIA PREPARES FOR WAR  Position Very Grave.  London, March 28,���5 a.m.���The  Standard gives double leaded prominence to tlio following special dispatch from Odessa : "There can be  no longer any doubt as to the object of the warlike preparations  now being completed in South Russia. Nearly 250,000 troops have  already been mobilized for active  service. The Black Sea squadron,  with the transports, is held in instant readiness. The tension in the  relations between St, Petersburg  and the "Sublime Porte" becomes  every day more acute. The position  is looked upon with the gravest  apprehension.  "���If the Ottoman government, supported by Germany, should prove  stubbornly intractable Avith regard  to Russia's concessionary demands  in Asia Minor, serious complications  must inevitably ensue. Tho Russian  garrisons in the Caucasus and along  the Armenian frontier, havo been  increased four fold and equipped  ��cv active service."  LADYBRAND CAPTURED AND  . Then Evacuated.  Maseru, Basutoland, Monday,  March 26.���A small British force  commanded by colonel Pilcher entered Lady brand today, after driving in the Boer outposts. A considerable body of Boers then  attacked the British, .who' retired  after capturing the landrost. The  British had three men wounded  aud the Boers had eight men  wounded slightly. It is understood  that the Boers are trying to check  the British, while their convoy of  wagons pushes on to Senecal.  26 beauties, ranging in weight from,  a half pound to a pound and a half.  C. W. Riley and H. D. Hume were  also in the party, but only took  five trout, although all of the five  were excellent fish. The party used  yellow aiid scarlet flies. .       ��� -������'  NELSON LOCAL NEWS.  ^v  The smelter band has decided  abandon the ' proposal" to affiliate  with the local military organization  and will be conducted as a strictly  independent institution. .^  . John D. Whittier of Nelson has  recorded the transfer of his interest  in the Zulu King and Dolly Virden  mineral claims on Bear creek, and  the Black Hawk on McGarriety  creek to William Allen, Nelson, in  consideration of $50.  W. A. Turner, mine foreman at  the Ymir mine, is in town, as is  general manager Fell of the Athabasca mine.  It is current rumor that one of  the wealthiest of our hotel proprietors is to wed one of the best  known hotel managers in the interior of tho province.  There is a difference between the  "specials" received by The Tribune  and those received by the Miner.  Those of The Tribune read as if  penned by a correspondent on the  ground; those of the Miner read as  if filed at a point hundreds of miles  distant from where the dispatches  are dated. Every special dispatch  printed in The Tribune is from ,a  paid correspondent of The Tribune.  u "Bob" MeLeod is back from the  ranching districts of the Boundary  country, where he succeeded iu  purchasing several fine Jersey  cows.    He claims that he will  now  F. TS. Simpson of the Cranbrook  Herald is to be given a banquet at  the Cranbrook hotel on Thursday  evening. Mr. Simpson is leaving  Cranbrook for Cape Nome, Alaska,  and his fellow townsmen aie going  to tell him he is a jolly good fellow.  May he prosper in his new venture  is the worst luek Trie Tribune can  wish him.  ,  Trainmaster John Hamilton of  the C. P. R. now has' a private  sanctum in the depot. An office  opening off the dispatcher's room  has been reserved for bis special  use, and fitted up with a handsome  desk and other necessities.  The organization of the Royal  Arch Chapter. A. F. 6c A. M., reference to which has been made in  Tue Tuibunf at various times,-will  be completed at the Masonic rooms  tonight, when E, E. Chipman,  grand superintendent of tlio Royal  Arch, Avill be here to install the  officers-elect. The regalia and  other supplies for the new branch  have arrived, and it starts on its-  career with an excellent list" o��  members A number of Rossland  and Kaslo brethren will be present  to assist in tho installation ceremonies.  An interesting experiment was  commenced yesterday on theCP.R.  between Nelson aiul Slocan Junction to determine just what tonnage tho locomotives doing duty  here arc able to- pull over the  grade. A train with 475 tons of  i'i eight, the schedule load , for the  engine, went over the section with  trainiiKuster Hamilton and Robert  Mee, travelling locomotive engineer, aboard. The locomotive had  no difficulty in handling her load,  and today the experiment will be  continued with a heavier pull, and  so on until the capacity of tho engine is established.  A number of the younger lacrosse  enthusiasts have put tlieir heads  together and are endeavoring to  excite interest in the foimation of  an intermediate lacrosse team this  summer. Part of the proposition  is to form an intermediate league,  to include Nelson, Kaslo, Rossland  and Sandon. A meeting will probably be held shortly to discuss the  matter aud organize if deemed advisable.  The first really good bag o? trout  was captured yesterday by It. L.  Arnott and L. IV Wolfe, who took  It is to be hoped that chief Jarvis  will silence the doleful religious enthusiast that is at present holding  forth on the streets of Nelson. -No  more privileges should be extended  to religious people than to others,  and the chief should do his duty  and suppress the nuisance.  Advices from the old country are  in effect that the holders of a majority of the shares in the Hall  Mines, Limited, are. determined to  stick to their holdings and reorganize the company. All the directors  have resigned, and only one of  them (Robert Ward) was requested  to become a director under the reorganization as outlined by the majority shareholders. 'If' the " reorganization is effected, none of the  old management is to be retained.  The property is now. in the hands  of William C. Ward: and others as  astrustees for the. holders of the  debentures.     ���  The Rev. R. Frew is still at Kamloops where he is regaining health  but slowly, and is still quite unfit  for any kind of study. The services  at St. Paul's Presbyterian church  next Sunday, will Jbe taken by H. J.  Irving, who has done a good deal of  mission work at the Silver King.  William B. Shaw, late of the Hall  Mines smelter, leaves this morning  for Grand Forks to assume the  management of the C. P. R. telegraph office there. On Monday  night a party of Mr. Shaw's Nelson  friends invaded his home and spent  the evening. Before leaving they  tendered him their heartiest good  good wishes for his future success  and prosperity.  The remains of Pat McCann, the  teamster killed ou the Molly Gibson  trail Sunday were brought to Nelson on the steamer Moyie and are  nowjyingat the" undertakers. Deceased had a brother William," a  machinist at .Tacqma, Washington,  who was. notified; by wire of the  fa&aSitji^^i&T^jmkyi/xv&s - received  to Nelsoji or have the body'shipped  to Tacoma. Pat McCann had some  wages due him by the 'company,  and also a deposit with foreman  O'Brien of the Molly Gibson mine.  Ralph Smith of Nanaimo has arrived in Rossland to act'in con-  Junction Avith R. C. Clute to endeavor to bring about an arrangement between the mine owners and  the miners. . Hon. Smith Curtis is  also there on a similar errand.  Thanks to the liberality with  which the citizens of the Kootenays  have responded to the plea for assistance from the sufferers by. the  Kuskonook fire, J. C. Blancly, chairman of the relief committee, is able  to announce that no further" aid is  required.  ���Some of-the boys of -the town  were playing with a block aud  tackle left on the end of the Madden block yesterday evening. They  were hoisting a box of bricks and  then letting it fall with a bang, and  ou one occasion a youngster all but  got them on his head. The boys of  Nelson should be better looked  after,  William Jennings Bryan, the  candidate, for the presidency of the  United States, will address a meeting in Spokane on Saturday next.  - The next auction sale will be that  of W. A. Galliher's household furnishings and library, and will be  held on Wednesday,, April Ith. Jt  will present a good opportunity of  securing first-class furniture.  L. L. Merrifield received a mesa-  age yesterday from Toronto stating  that his, firm, the Economical Gas  Construction Company, had secured  a contract to install a water ��� gas  plant at Tokio, Japan. This will be  the first plant to be introduced into  the * Japanese kingdom, and will  cost on board ship in England  ��8000, Mr. Merrifield expects to go  to Tokio next summer to superin-  tind the setting up of the machinery. _^_____  AS THE LIBERALS' LEADER  Martin Claims Support.  Victoria, March 27.���[Special to  The Tribune.] ��� Martin's public  meeting tonight was quite a success  from his standpoint, the premier  being well received by seven or  .eight hundred citizens who crowded  the hall. He appealed for support  as the leader of the Liberal party f  declaring that this is to be a contest -between the Liberals under  him, and the Conservatives under  Wilson  He dealt at considerable length  with the deed of coal lands to the  Crow's Nest Pass company after his  ejection from the government,  .claiming-thathad- his policy been  followed these lands could have  been made to ijay the whole expenses of the ��� government of the  province. ; Referring to the Colonist's opposition, Martin alleged that  it was inspired by the disappoint;  ment. of editor Lugrin at not having  been himself called in by the lieutenant-governor.  Rumor had it today that ex-  mayor Keary, of New Wesmiuster,  and alderman McQueen of Vancouver, had joined the cabinet.  Martin, however, states that there  is no warrant for the mention of *  Keary's name. There seems to be' ���  some chance of an offer to McQueen.  Kettle Eiver Eailway Bill.  Ottawa, March 27.���[Special to  The   Tribune.]���The  Kettle  River  Valley railway bill will be up before  the railway committee on Thursday  next.    This is the  third  time  the  bill will have been before the house,  but it is feared by those favorable  to legislation of-this kind that the   '  necessary backing is not behind the  proposition   this  time   to  push  it  through.     However,  that  remains ���>  to be seen.     So far no one in favor  of the bill has been seen here working for it, while on the other hand  the  Canadian , Pacific -forces have  . been at work from the beginning of  the   session.     The  bill has many  friends in  parliament,   and  many  outside, but so far no fone has put'  ��� in       ft\%       fSYtf-WiO *���� r\r>n r"T>y��Ji.*s   j-*.^--*      K ������  Bills don't generally pass  iu that  way. '  Cotton Mills for* Ottawa.  Ottawa, March -27.���[Special to  The Tribune.]- -Louis Simpson of  Valleyfield is here today looking  over this locality with the view of  starting cotton mills. For twelve  years Simpson was manager uf the  Valleyfield Cotton Mills. He has  been all his life in business.  Date of Dissolution.  London, March 27 ���The home  secretary, su Matthew White-Ridley, replying today to a delegation,  intimated that a dissolution of parliament was improbable during the  present year*. He said that if the  government waited for another  session, which was probable, it was  hoped to remedy some defects in  the mining laxvs.  Benouf Appointed.  Ottawa, March 27.���[Special to  The Tribune.]��� W.  E.   Ilenouf   of  Victoria, lias   been  appointed   appraiser of customs at Dawson.  WHAT 7 NEWSPAPERMAN  Sawand Heard' at Pretoria.  Duiuian, March 26. ��� William  Cox, a newspaper correspondent,  who was released from imprisonment nt Pretoria, has arrived here  He adds his testimony to the stories  of the good treatment of the prisoners by the Transvaal authorities,  though the subordinates .sometimes  subjected the captives to annoyances. Mr, Cox saw secretary Reitz  and says lie was evidently worried  at the turn of events.  Prominent persons at tho Traus-  vaal capital bitterly accuse Mr. Hof-  moyer, the Afrikander luider, and  premier Schreiner of deserting  them. They say they expected a  hundred thousand Cape Colonists  to join the republics,  Geueral Joubert is apparently  suspected of half-hearteduess, and  Mr. Cox gathered that his life  would be in danger at the hands of  the irate burghers if Pretoria should  be besieged.  At Delagoa Bay Mr. Cox saw  well known Transvaal secret service agents purchasing and forwarding all kinds of goods to the  Transvaal.  Insurrection in China,  Pekin, March 27.���The Boxer  movement in the north i.s assuming  alarming proportions. News has  been received here that an indecisive, but fierce fight has taken  place between the Boxers and tho  imperial troops at Ven Chin, province of Chi Li. Each force numbered about 1500 men and there  were heavy casualties on both  sides. k1  *j i  i> J  fa-  Wlf-  i;  it&  life  IIP;  15 J  IIV  II'  m  I  i  1  m  I  MS  THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON. B. C, TUESDAY MARCH 27 1900  UST RECEIVED  A DIRECT IMPORTATION OF  Brushes  BATH   TOOTH   NAIL   HAIR  Baker Street, Nelson  W. F. Teetzel & Co.  Clothing    Clothing  Now is tho time to get a bargain iu Clothing as we are  giving a liberal discount on  these goods for the next few  days in order to make room  for spring goods which are arriving daily  The Nelson Clothing House  217 219 Baker Street  &  . ff&t ��?��� ^ ��S' f��� ^ *"��� f��� ^ ^' ^ ^-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-*-0'^._^  ;;( ESTABLISHED  Ifi   NELSON IN   1890  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  xti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  Hi  iti  iti  I am here my friends to let you know I am all right.  Kimberly and Ladysmith have been relieved and I am still  in Nelson with a year of prosperity ahead of me. Everything is pointing this way, and I am here with my up-to-  date line of goods ready to compete with eastern prices. I  am recieving goods every day direct from the factories,  which are for sale, and I am prepared to guarantee the  quality. Come and examine our stock; no trouble to show  goods. I have 1000 kinds to suit you all. Jewelry of all  kinds, also precious stones, sterling silver in all the latest  designs and'patterns. Bradley & Hubbard's up-to-date art  goods. Kara, the leading piano of Canada. Come early and  we will serve you accordingly.   Don't forget the place.  We only employ the most expert watchmakers and  jewelers. All work is guaranteed. Mail orders will receive  our prompt attention.  Hi  iti  *  xti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  JACOB DOVER, THE JEWELEH  NELSON, B. C.  ���'���'���0'0-0'*P-0'0' 0'00'01-0  Hi  iti  fi  J*  'Si-*.-*-'*-'*"*-*."'*'i^'i*'*-7tL  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 clothing1/ boots, shoes and  gents' furnishings, and now offer all our dry goods  stock at wholesale' prices. This includes all our  spring goods now in stock and in transit from the  east.--It is the-first time-in-the-history of-Nelsorr  that a stock of this size has been offered to the public at such a low rate, and all wanting bargains  should not fail to see our prices. , To the ladies of  Nelson we would say that this is a good opportunity  to get your spring and summer .dress goods at a  bargain.  We have received a large consignment of  Underskirts which are Exceptional Values.  Fancy Percules Underskirts at 75c  Black Sateen Underskirts at $1.2v5 and $1.50  Fancy Colored   Mercerised   Sateen   Underskirt (floun-  , ced) at $2.15 and $2.75  Fancy Colored Siik Underskirts at $3.25  New Shirt Waists at 50 and 75c  Black Sateen Shirt Waists at $1  Fancy Colored Mercerised Shirt Waists at $1.75  See our new Sailor Hats at 40 and 60 cents  FLLIOT CLOCK  BAKEK STKEJSr  Now is the Time  to peplaee that  Shabby Awning  Place your order with  THEO.   MADSON  i ents,  Awnings,  and  all kinds of Canvas Goods  Manufactured to Order  BAKER STREET,  ft ELS ON.  CITY LOCAL NEWS  Los Angeles Tidings: "Mrs. M.  Madden of 530 Brent street left  Tuesday for Nelson, British Columbia. She goes by way of San Francisco and Sacramento, where she  lived for twenty years. Mrs. Madden leaves her property interests  here in charge of P. W. Croake.'*  Major Benson, district officer  commanding, has written the local  militia officers to state that the  military authorities expect Nelson  to furnish ten men toward the  Esquimalt garrison, and that these  will be sent for as soon as preparations can be made to accommodate  them. He expresses the opinion  that the garrison will be wholly  under the direction of the British  war office. /  J. K. Strachan, city clerk, left  last night for New York, whence he  sails on April 4th per S.S. Germanic,  White Star line, for Liverpool. He  will spend some time iu Loudon and  then visit his mother at Hearne Bay,  Kent,  The United Charities Organization hold a general meeting on  Thursday night at which reports of  the work to date will be presented  by T.J. Sims, secretary, and other  officers.  Argument was heard yesterday  at the court house in the case of  Briggs vs. Conright, an action of  trespass on the, Monarch mineral  claim, in which evidence Avas taken  at Kaslo last week. The <argument  was continued today. Elliot &  Lennie appeared for plaintiff and  A. Whealler of Whealler & Martin,  Kaslo, for defendant.  C. D. Mackenzie, who is superintendent of the Arlington mine in  place of the late Maurice Bucke, is  opening an office in the premises  recently vacated by the London &  British Columbia Goldfields Com-*  pany.  A movement is on foot all over  the C. P. II. system to devote a half  day's pay for each man to be added  as a contribution from theemployees  of the road to the Canadian  Patriotic Fund. Circulars have  been issued to all the men in this  district, and the amount will be  deducted from the'March payroll  A committee representative of all  the classes of men employed lias  been formed for British Columbia;  This includes conductor D. McKay,  biakeman J. Kenny and master  mechanic T. F. Patterson, all of Nelson. The circulars! state specifically  that no pressure is to be nsed in  soliciting subscriptions.  T. MeLeod, Grand. Trunk railway  conductor, of Loudon, Ontario, was  HUDSON'S BAY  - COMPANY; -  in Nelson yesterday on his way  home from a tour through Mexico.  Mr. MeLeod has a choice collection  of fire opals which he purchased at  the mines, 100 miles north of the  City of Mexico.  Robert Mee,v travelling C. P. II.  locomotive engineer, was in the city  yesterday inspecting tho five locomotives running out of Nelson and  performing the other duties connected with his office. He created  consternation in the mind of yard-  master Clarence Ogilvie by announcing that the pride of the yard,  the Mogul switcher No. 581, would  be sent across the river shortly.  The subscriptions to tho Canadian  Patriotic Fund filed at the Bank of  Montreal to date are as follows:  London & B. C. Goldfields, Limited.  $100, Nelson fire department, $72,  employees of Granite miue, $134.50;  at the Bank of British Columbia the  following contributions have been  paid in : J. H. Bowes, $10, G. V.  ..Holt, $10, and Joe Williams, $1.  Ernest It. Woakes is announced  in London as the superintendent of  the Granite, Queen Bess, Proprietary, Poorman mines, and other  subsidiary enterpi'ises of the Duncan Mines, Limited.  J. A. Mara will leave Nelson today for Kamloops, where he intends  to spend a short time and then go  to Victoria, where he will probably  make his home.; He claims that he  is no longer a politician, in fact  that he is too poor to engage iu the  business. Mr. Mara is a large holder  of improved property in Nelson,  and says that no town in the province has a better appearance today.  "Dick" Gallop was in Nelson yesterday looking like a capitalist.  "Alderman Hodder and James  Waugh of Kaslo" viewed Nelson's  busiest street yesterday with that  calm indifference that is characteristic of people from large commercial centers when on visits to  country towns.  E. P. Whalley is once again the  active manager of the Nelson Soda  Water Works and is pushing the  business now that the demand for  soft drinks'is increasing.  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.  Prices same as Eastern Catalogues  Canada Drag & Book Go.  NKLSON  Brown & Co.  209 BAKER STREET  REMOVAL SALE  We have moved into the Hall block, and u ill  be pleased to meet all our customers and fuends.  We coidially invite you to gi\c us a call. You  v ill find our goods mini ked atquiok selling priccfa.  This stock includes Beady-to-'wear Clothing,  Furnishings, Hats and Caps, Boots and Shoes.  Oil Baker Streot,  Hall block  BROWN & GO.  INCORPORATED S670.  After looking all over town, and  getting prices on Carpets and Linoleums, come to us. We can suit  you.  American Axminstars, $25 to $30  English, Axminsters and Wiltons, all  sizes  English Brussels and Velvets, $9 to  $30  L J. Robie  FASHIONABLE  TAILOR  Workmaqs!|ip and  quality of goods %  best obtainable  Opposite Silver King Hotel, Baker street, Nelson  ORDER OF THE DAY  Smyrna, $1.25 to $4  Axtqinster, $1,25 to $5  Wilton, $6 to $10  In all sizes.  All carpets made and luld in a. ���workmanlike  manner, fiec of charge.  Hudson's Bay Stores]  And I want to bo in It. I havo just received  Fall samples of Suitings and Overcoatings, representing a ��50,000 stock to choose from made to  your order at prices never before heard ot in .Nel-  son. AH the latetit fads in Fancy Veilings for  Fall and winter. ���.  Ladies' tailoring in all its branches a specialty.  Lowest prices.  Rooms 1 and 11, Hillyer block.  STEVENS, The Tailor  li  TKLEPMOmiS  CLEANING  AND  REPAIRING  YOUR OWN GOODS MADE UP  OLD CLOTHES MADE GOOD AS NEW  ARTHUR GEE  Opposite Clarke Hotel.   MERCHANT TAILOR  Contracting Painless, Decorators, PajJC! hungers.  Kull lino of w.ill paper, mouldings, ote, Ivalso-  imniiig and Tinting. .Strictly Iirst clii,s9 work,  intimates furnished.  Ifesidence Mill Street,   VVIf QfiM    R   f"  Stoves   Stoves  We have the finest line of COAL HEATERS ever displayed in the district. We are sole agents for the famous COLE'S HOT BLAST HEATER  Our claims for this heater is that it is adapted to any kind of coal.  CROW'S NEST, LETHBRIDGE, or ANTHRACITE, burning all kinds  equally well. Not requiring the attention of an ordinary coal heater.  Economical, durable and simple in construction. See our Steel Ranges  for hard and soft coal or wood.  H. BYERS & CO.  ���^3  NELSON  KASLO  SANDON  BUSINESS   MENTION.  To Rent.���Comfortable furnished  room with use of bath. Carbonate street few  doors cast of Josephine street. Address It. A.  I.., Tribune ollice.  To Let���Furnished or unfurnished, eight-room residence. Modern conveniences. Workshop and woodshed. Corner of  Hoover and Kails streots. Apply K. P. XV.,  Ho\ SIS.  For rent cheap to desirable par-  tics, hotel and store at Balfour. For particulars  apply to R. S. Gallop, Kaslo, li. C.  Wanted���Pupils, by experienced  gentleman teacher for violin, viola, and" mandolin,   Address Box (JflS, Nelson.  Wanted���a young girl to do light  hou=o work and assist in caring fer young child.  Apply to Mrs. T. M. Ward, corner Victoria and  Josephine streots.  Hack   calls   left at the Bodega  Saloon.   Telephone 171.  For   sale���Upholstered   polished  oak folding barber chair, and complete outfll;  nearly new. Just the thing for camp or small  town.   ��25.   Address, Hitchcock, Robson, U." C.  Man going to Cape Nome has consigned all his household furniture to Niekerson,  Baker street, opposite Queen's hotel. Call and  have a look. Blankets, shcote, table cloths, pillows, and everything you want. Goods must be  sold at once.  With our groceries in your cupboard every meal will be a joy. Kirkpatrick Sc  Wilson, the leading grocers.  For Bent���About 50 acres of cultivable land; ii acres cleared. Situate on Columbia & Kootenay railway, 17 miles west of Nelson.  Kasy. terms.   Apply lo J. P. Manhart, Nelson.  Wanted���Skirt and waist makers. Enquire at. Mrs. Halton's dressmaking pallors, Madden block.  Piano for sale; practically new;  Address Box 2M, Nelson.  Sewing girls wanted, at the Hudson's Bay stoics, Nelson.  Wanted���Portable    engine    and  boiler, sauimll, planer, edgcr and lath mill.  Capacity not less than ten thousand a day. Sawmill, Tribune Ofllce.  Niekerson���Watchmaker,   Baker  street, opposite Queen's hotel. Twenty-five years  experience.  When your watch don't keep  time, see Niekerson, Baker street. Satisfactory  work or no charges.  To Let���Six-roomed house with  bath. Apply tit second hand store opposite pos>t-  oflicc.  Ward Bros.  REAL ESTATE AND  INSURANCE AGENTS  Agents for J. & J." TAYLOR SAFES  Bogustown)   Fairview   Addition.  A. R. SHERWOOD  REAL ESTATE  INSURANCE AND  GENERAL AGENT  First door west n    i ft, ��  of Bank of Biitish KSlKftP SiTfiBT  Columbia building.       WafMSJ    UUCCI.  Gharles D. J. Christie  GENERAL BROKER  1 doois west of Dominion Express office.  P. 0. Box 33J.  Phone": Ofllco 117, House 102  FOIl SALB  1-room houhc and 3 lots    $13)0  1 lot on C.ubona!e street    -100  i lots Obsen atory Hi cot  ti.V)  2 luUsiuid 1-rooiu hous.o   ...  1100  7-ROOM HOUSE FOR RENT  Loans and insurance promptly attended to.  ���   JCLla  GENERAL BROKER  Tinoe dwelling houses for sale on easy term1?.  One lot on "Stanley street, opposite -lloyal  hotel, for sale at a bargain.  One seven roomed house and one three room  house for rent.          - See ANKTABLtg  A. R. BARROW, A.M.I.C.E.  PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  Corner Victoria and Kootenay Streets,  P. O. Box 6S9. TELEPHONE NO, 9S  Railroad Supplies  Get our prices on  Wheelbarrows, Picks, Shovels, Camp Outfits, Drill Steel  Iron and Steel, Drill Hammers, Sledge Hammers  Axes, Saws, and Bellows  We Offer the Best Values in Kootenay.  LAWRENCE HARDWARE COMPANY  Hi  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  xti  Hi.  iti  185   BAKER   STREET  Newly Laid  Town Eggs  Strictly Fresh  40c per doz. at  KIRKPATRICK & WILSON'S  The Leading-  Grocers.. . .  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  Hi  Hi  iti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  %*&*��*&*&����      ����������&����&����#  Are You Satisfies?  With the tea you are using. If not, try our Special  Ceylon in bulk, which for excellence and flavor has  no1 equal.   Ask for a sample.  THE  WESTERN  MERCANTILE  COMPANY,  Limited.  FANCY AND STAPLE GROCE1UKS  BAKER STREET. NKLSON  % We have sold 75 per eent of all the S  m Portland Cementl |  | Fire Bpiek and f  f Fire Clay 2  jjfl? Used in -Kootenay, W  W We also handle '     "  W?  m,  ^:&5SsS  Blacksmith's Coal, Sewer Pipe, Etc.  '* ''���'���"���l"MM^III��llllMMIllllllHHLimi.i      ||     ,-,���_  H. J. EVANS & CO.  NELSOtf, B. C.  ���&'^'t=>^SS'e=>'f=>-&-e.  w  .C=>.c  Tropical and California Fruits  (BANANAS     ORANGES     LEMONS     APPLES  Received Daily from Spokane,  P. 0. BOX 170.  HOUSTON ULOCK.  Blue nib'don Tea Alu ays on Hand.  Flush liggs ItCt-eived D.iily  John .\> lmt[g &. Oo.  TENDERS    WANTED  FOR  REAL ESTATE.  Tcndoi-i ���will bo iccoiyod by llio midcr'signcd  -unlil 12 o'clock noon on HEoiulny, Apiil 2nd, 19UG  foi the follow ingclc-cil bod leal estate m Nelson.  Lots7 and 8.uid Lots Hand 19 in Ulock 10, to-  Kclhor Willi Lhe im|)io\cmonts thereon, consisting of the Sxl\ er King hotel and n one-stoiy residence.  Terms cfwh. The highest or any tender not  neccbaiuly accented.  CAROLINE THELIN,  Administnitrix estate of Johh Johnson.deceased,  .Neteon, IS. C, Jtfanch&nJ. 19W.  Wholesale and Retail  h"m33n.'b.c.         Dealers in Meats  Markets at Nelson, JRossland, 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 FITTING QUE SPECIALTY  PLUMBING OF ALL KINDS  Victoria Street, opposite Poslomce.  UTJS PUT IN CAS  STBACHAN BRO  fc^~*:. DAILY  EDITION   BY  MAIL  FIVE  DOLLARS A YEAR  WEEKLY EDITION  BY MAIL  TWO DOLLARS A YEAR  EIGHTH YEAR  NELSON:  WEDNESDAY, MORNING, -MARCH- 28 1900.  PRICE FIVE  CENTS.  I*  c  I  I  i  c  t  t  a  i  e  s  I  SOUTH AFRICAN NEWS OF  Different Kinds.  London, March 27.���A dispatch  from Maseru, Basutoland, dated  March 20th, says:  "The Basutoland government is  busy collecting natives to be employed at Bloemfontein iu repairing  and laying railroads. The natives  report that the Free Staters on the  borders of Basutoland have refused  to go to Kroonstaadt and are staying ou their farms. It is now the  ploughing season and they are inclined to ��� keep their land rather  than give it up and submit."  Boer reports from Natal show no  developments of importance; have  > -:  occurred there up'to'March 23rd) '  ^A dispatch from  the Boer canip  nt Glencoe, dated March 23rd, says :  1 "No   attack   is   expected   to   be  made on the Boer forces in  Natal.  Generals   Botha  and   Meyer  have  been joined by their wives.    General Botha denies the  reports  that  Transvaal women were wounded in  the Tugela trenches.    General  Buller has sent the Boers a list of their  wounded, stating that he buried 00  men.    General Botha  says  this  is  impossible, as his rolls do  not show  any such loss."  A Ladysmith special says:  "Boer patrols endeavored to trap  a   party  of   the  13th  Hussars  on  March 25th at Waschhauk.    A hot  chase ensued.    Several  Boers were  wounded."    -  The same dispatch says :  "A  priuted  document has  been  found,  giving  the   Boer losses   at  Spion  Kop  at   2500, but this can  scarcely be credited."  Advices from Cape Town says :   -  "Rains  are general   throughout  South Africa.and rivers which have  been dry for years are being flooded.    Many  camps are being transformed   into   swamps."    This   will  still more  militate  agaiust an immediate British advance."  " Sickness among the Boer prisoners on the transports is increasing.  Four deaths occurred March 10th,  The bodies were buried by the British with tbe Transvaal flag ou the  coffins, the leading Dutch of Simons-  Ixfwn attendingt'hefuneral. Typhoid  fever alone claims one hundred  victims among tho prisoners and  population of Simonstown fear au  epidemic.  SMALL   RECONNAISSANCES  of a local board of directors. The  newly reorganized company, under  the name .of the . W. W. Ogilvie  Milling Company, will enter into  direct competition with the American Cereal Company, whose headquarters-are in Chicago and will  ship to oriental and occidental  points.  The Goebel Trial.  Frankfort, Kentucky, March 27.  ���Judge Moore today ordered secretary of state Powers held for the  grand jury without bail. The judge  said that, in his opinion, Powers  had not 'fired the shot, but had  been connected with the conspiracy  to kill governor" Goebel.  BOERS ON THE OFFENSIVE  All  That is Going On.  March   27.���Reeonnais-  slight  importance  London,  sauces of slight importance con  tiiuiO'to be the only feature of the  war in South Africa. Lord Roberts  wires to the war office as follows :  - "Bi-OBMkqnteln, March 20.���Captain Sloane Stanley, of the 10th  Lancers, was slightly wounded in  an affair of outposts north of the  Modder river on March 25th."   This bare statement is all jthat  comes    from    the   commander-in-  chief.  A despatch from Bloemfontein,  dated Monday, March 20th and published iu *he second edition of the  Times, amplifies lord Roberts' dispatch as follows:  "A cavalry reconnai��sance was  made yesterday towards Brandfort,  The 10th Lancers, by skirmishing,  drew the Boers from their position  into tho open, when the Oth Lancers  attempted to outflank the euemy,  wliile they were engaged from the  front by a dismounted section of  the 15th Lancers. The casualties  were reported to be few."  The Tackle Broke.  The ore barge sunk off tho C.P.R.  docks is still at the bottom of the  lake. Yesterday the divers, Moore  aud McDonald, attached a heavy  chain to the hull, and this was attached to a powerful steam capstan  a,board the steamer Moyie. The  ^vindlass had not made half a dozen  turns before the chain broke, and  all tho work done up to date went  for nothing. It is probable that  heavier tackle will be procured and  another efiort made today. The  divers also expect to attach the  hawsers necessary to salvage the  box car, which they discovered  near the end of the slip.  With Raiding Parties.   ��� ���:  London, March 28���-4 a. m.���The  Boers are having a little good luck,  and are showing some boldness  again, as a raiding party, estimated  at 400, is believed by the British  forces at Warrenton to have  crossed the Kimberley-Bloemfou-  tein wagon road on Monday and to  have headed for Jacobsdal, with the  intention of cutting the railways  three miles west.  Commandant Olivier appears to  have gotten his 5000 men and 25  miles of wagons into a rugged country where he can make an easy  rear guard'-defence. Mr. Charles  Williams, the military expert, says:  "If this column gets through substantially, commandant Olivier will  have carried out the great feat of  the war, seeing that he ran every  chance of being ground between  the upper millstone of lord Roberts'  army and the nether millstone of  the broken Basuto frontier. He  will have done it within 500 miles  or so of lord Roberts' main strength.  It certainly looked for a week as  though lord Roberts held Olivier in  the hollow of his hand. If Olivier  gOts through to Kioonstaadt with  even 3000 men, it will be an important addition to the Boer gathering there."  His escape is attributed,to the  "worn out condition of>~the.-Britisht  cavalry horses. - Lord Roberts'  transport appears to have been,  badly distorted by the loss at Riet  river before Cronje's surrender of  the wagon train, and, in addition to  this, the army with which he purposes to advance toward . Pre-'  tovia 'is nearly double that? of  the earlier rapid movements. 'Ten  thousand transport, cavalry and  gun animals are due to arrive at  Cape Town dm ing, this and next  week.  It is given out at Cape Town that  lord Roberts' advance, may be delayed for months. Although such  statements may bex received with  reserve, it 'seems positive that lie  intends to go to Cape Town to meet  lady Roberts, who is due to arrive  there in ten days;  * The war office has issued another  table_ ofJSritish losses_showing an  aggregate of 10,052, which does not  include 4004 who have been invalided home.  BUDGET DEBATE GOES ON  Foster and Cartwright.  Ottawa, March 27.���[Special to  Tho Tribune.]���The debate on the  budget was continued today by  Poster. He spoke for four hours  and a half, principally dealing with  broken pledges and unfulfilled  promises. He spoke of the large  expenditure, which, he said, was  out of all proportion to what was  promised by the Liberals, devoting  very little time to the important  matters in the budget, passing over/  the proposal to Trinidad with the  remark that he would /wait  until the ''- details were given'  out and' in-regard to the preferential trade lie adhered to what  he already had said,-but, as it was  an accomplished fact, he left the inference to the house, that the Conservatives would not upset it if  returned to power. However, he  assured protection to the industries  of the country.   .  Cartwright spoke for about half  ari hour and will continue his  speech tomorrow. He asked where  Poster's amendment on the preferential trade was. In regard to-  the expenditures, he said the  country was justified during au era  of great prosperity in entering into  obligations which it would not do  at another time. He defended the  government's course now, and the  Liberal's arguments when in opposition.    Short Hours in Australia.  Washington, March 20. ��� The  colony of New South Wales has  adopted a law for the regulation of  the hours of labor of employees in  shops, and United States consul  Bell, at Sydney, has submitted to  the state department a report setting forth the many complex  features of the law,' and commenting on its workings.s - In general  terms the bill, which was drawn to  please the working elasses, looks to  the establishment of a ten-hour day  for employees and for a half holiday  each week; Mr. Bell says the larger  shop keepers are- quite satisfied  .with the-Iaw,-but that ifcis restrain--"  ing thousands of small shop keepers  from making a living, as the evening has always been their harvest  time. The passage of the law has  created no little discontent, and its  enforcement has caused confusion.  Blaine reciprocity - convention, will,  not be acceptable to Canada. The  negotiations will probably await  the issue of the coming elections in  Newfoundland.' The sailing steamer  Iceland, with'~2500 seals^and the  Aurora with 3200, arrived today.  Both confirm the earlier reports of  excellent catches by the steamers  that have not yet come in.  PROVINCIAL ELECTIONS' TO  Be Held;June 15th.  Victoria,   Mairch  27.���[Special  to  The    Tribune.]-^Martin    an-  ".-���.. ... ������ .  - ii.   ���':Denounced tonight-that the provincial elections Woulcl be held about  June' 15th, aiijr'd",that the house  would meet"early in July.  LADYBRAND CAPTURED AND  . Then Evacuated.  Maseru, Basutoland, Monday,  March 20.���A small British force  commanded by colonel Pilcher entered Ladybrand today, after driving in the Boer outposts. A considerable body of Boers then  attacked the British,, who- retired  after capturing the landrost. The  British had three men wounded  and the Boers had eight men  avounded slightly. It is understood  that the Boers are trying to check  the British, while their convoy of  wagons pushes on to Senecal.  NELSON" LOCAL NEWS.  * AnothOT -Month's Wait. .��� ��� ..'  London, March 27.���The Cape  Town correspondent of the Daily  News, telegragHiiig- today, Tuesday,  says it is improbable that the advance from Bipemfpntein will be  made for anothei* month. General  Clement's is advancing to Bloemfontein in four> columns. When  lord Roberts Jbegins the march  northward general Gatacre will be  left in charge of Bloemfontein.  The colonial government has ordered the Cape "Volunteers to withdraw south of the; Orange river for  fear of accentuating racial feeling.  LOYALISTS AND TRAITORS  Gather in Capetown.  t  Cape Town, March 27.���A meeting of the bund  was  held  at Perl  The smelter band has decided to  abandon the '.. proposal to affiliate  with the local military organization  and will be conducted as a strictly  independent institution. . ^  . John D. Whittier of Nelson has  recorded the transfer of his interest  in the Zulu Kjng and Dolly Virden  mineral claims on Bear creek, and  the Black Hawk on McGarriety  creek to William Allen, Nelson,'in  consideration of $50.  W. A. Turner, mine foreman at  the Ymir mine, is in town, as is  general manager Pell of the Athabasca mine.  by  New Ogilvie Milling Company.  Montreal, March 27. ���Tho Ogilvie flour milling interests reorganized today, and Fred W. Thomp- Newfoundland News,  son of Winnipeg has been appointed St. Johns, Newfoundland, March  general manager, with headquar- 27.���It is thought here that the  ters at Winnipeg. The Montreal j determination of Mr. Bond, the  interests will be nnder tho control�� new premier, to revive the Bond-  Maine May Return.  London, March 27.���In response  to the executive committee's request  that the American hospital ship  Maine be permitted to remain iu  South Africa waters, general Buller  has cabled as follows from Ladysmith : "Wo think the ship, in  going to England., confers the  greatest benefit upon the sick and  wounded, as with her excellent  medical staff, she best aids in that  way in the evacuation of our congested hospitals of bad cases. The  Trojan and Spartan aro ample foi  local transfers. If the Maine goes,  we hope she will return as soon as  possible."    _    Whole Navy Sunk.  London, March 27.���Mail advices  received s here from Monrovia, tho  capital of tho African republic of  Liberia, announce the extinction of  the Liberiah navy, consisting of  two gunboats. It is added that the  Rock Town was sunk in the harbor  of Monrovia, March 10th, while the  Gorronomah was capsized in the  St. Paul river, where she was going  to be overhauled. Tho gunboats  cost about $140,000 and will be a  serious loss to the government of  Liberia, which probably will be unable to replace them.  Trying to Square Themselves.  London, March 28.���The Morning  Post^bas the following, dated March  26th, from Burghersdorp : "Dutch  disloyalty is now very strong, and  the Dutch are tumbling over each  other iu their efforts to give information to the British authorities.  Real loyalty, however, will be a  plant of slow growth in these districts. I have travelled with sir  Alfred' Milner and I believe his  policy towards the rebels favors  tempering justice with mercy."  Guarding the Passes.  London, March 28.���A special to  the Daily Telegraph from Ladysmith, dated Monday, says: "There  are about 20,000 Boers guarding  the nine passes over the Drakens-  berg range. They are led by commandant Debet- of Harrismith and  consist of Free Staters. It is reported that the Boors have moved  their guns from Biggarsberg, and it  is not intended to make a stand  there.  Daring Boer Raiders.  London, March 28.���A dispatch  to the Daily Chronicle from Kimberley, dated Monday, says: "Four  hundred Free Staters have taken  possession of the road between  Kimberley and Paardeberg, They  have seized a farm near Pandam's  Fontoin. It is rumored that their  object is to raid the raihvay by  way of Jacobsdal."  Prinzloo Arrested.  London, March 28.���A dispatch  to the Daily Telegram from Bloemfontein, dated Monday, says: "The  Transvaalers have arrested commandant Prinzloo, who had their  pass permit, but had settled upon a  farm 20 miles north of Bloemfontein, wishing to enjoy peace under  British lule."  March 20th, and was attended  several members, of the Cape assembly. It passed resolutions regretting that the Cape government  was not'consulted before the war,  and declaring that any settlement  which did not respect the independence of the republics would be  detrimental to the highest interests  of the British empire. Mi-. Hargrove, the-ehief spj$ker,"prbphesied.  another war within six years unless  independence was granted, and assemblyman Maris characterized the  war as a continuation of the Jameson raid."  General White was presented  with an address by the mayor and  municipal court of Cape Town today, assuring him of their sympathy in his enforced home-going,  and declaring that the records, of  the siege of Ladysmith were among  the brightest annals of the nation.  It is announced that lord Roberts  is going to Cape Town to meet lady  Roberts.  Michael Davitt arrived at Lorenzo Marquee March 24.  Position at Carnarvon.  Carnarvon, Tuesday, March 27.  ���It is reported that a British  column lias been unable to advance  from Van-Wyk-s-Vlel owing to-the  floods which have been without precedent for decades. The roads  are quite impassable. It is also reported that the rebels  are still gathering at Refburg, waiting for the British troops to * go  further north so that they may raid  Carnarvon. Colonel Herchmcr of  the Canadian Mounted Rifles is proceeding to Cape Town on sick leave.  It is current rumor that one of  the wealthiest of our hotel proprietors is to wed one of the best  known hotel managers in the interior of the province.  There is a difference between the  "specials" received by The Tribune  and those received by the Miner.  Those of The Tribune read as if  penned by a correspondent on the  ground; those of the Miner read as  if filed at a point hundreds of miles  distant from where the dispatches  arc dated. Every special dispatch  printed in The Tribune is from .a  paid correspondent of The Tribune.  ."Bob" MeLeod is back from the  ranching districts "of the Boundary  country, where he , succeeded in  purchasing several fine Jersey  cows. He claims that he will now  be able.tolsftpply all his-customers  with cream instead of milk.  F. E. Simpson of ,the ' Cranbrook  Herald is to be given a banquet at  the Cranbrook hotel on Thursday  evening. Mr. Simpson is leaving  Cranbrook for Cape Nome, Alaska,  and his fellojw townsmen are going  to tell him he is a jolly good fellow.  May he prosper in his new venture  is the worst luck Tiu-I TitmtfNE can  wish him.       >  26 beauties, ranging in weight from,  a half pound to a pound and a' half.  C. W. Riley and H. D. Hume were  also in the party, but only took  five trout, although all of the five  were excellent fish. The party used  yellow and scarlet flies. .       ��� -���-.  It is to be hoped that chief Jarvis  will silence the doleful religious enthusiast that is at present holding  forth on the streets of Nelson. .No  more privileges should be extended  to religious people than to others,  and the chief should do his duty  and suppress the nuisance.  Advices from the old country are  in effect thafcthe holders of a majority of   the- shares  in the Hall  Mines, Limited, are. determined to  stick to their holdings and reorganize the company.   All the directors  have   resigned,   and  only   one   of  them (Robert Ward) was requested  to become a director under the reorganization as outlined by the majority shareholders. -If" the * reorganization is effected, hone of the.  old management is to be retained.  The property is now. in the hands  of William C; Ward and others as  astrustees for  the. holders of'the  debentures,     v ,.  The Rev. R. Frew is still at Kamloops where he is regaining health  but slowly, and is still quite unfit  for any kind of study. The services  at St. Paul's Presbyterian church  next Sunday, will,be taken by H. J.  Irving, who has done a good deal of  mission work at the Silver King.  S  S  Boers Concentrating.  London, March 28.���The correspondent of the Daily News at  Lorenzo Marquez, telegraphing Sunday, says : "The Transvaal war  office announces that the southern  commandos from Colenso and  Stormberg will join tho main body  within 48 hours."  Position Very Grave,  London, March 28.���5 a.m.���The  Standard gives double leaded prominence to the following special dispatch from Odessa : "There can be  no longer any doubt as to the object of the warlike preparations  now being completed in South Russia. Nearly 250,000 troops have  already been mobilized for active  service. The Black Sea squadron,  with the transports, is hold in instant readiness. The tension in the  relations between St. Petersburg  and the "Sublime Porte" becomes  every day more acute. The position  is looked upon with the gravest  apprehension.  "If the Ottoman government, supported by Germany, should prove  stubbornly intractable with regard  to Russia's concessionary demands  in Asia Minor, serious complications  must inevitably ensue. The Russian  garrisons in the Caucasus, and along  the Armenian frontier, have been  increased four fold and equipped  for active service."  Trainmaster John Hamilton of  the C. P. R. xiow has a private  sanctum in the depot. An office  opening off the dispatcher's room  has been reserved for his special  use, aud fitted up with a handsome  desk and other necessities.  The organization of the Royal  Arch Chapter. A. F. Sc A. fil., reference to which has been made in  Tub Tribune at various times, will  be oonipletedat the"Masonic"rooms  tonight, when E. E. Chipmau,  grand superintendent of tho Royal  Arch, will be here to install the  officers-elect. The regalia and  other supplies for the new branch  have arrived, and it starU on its  career with an excellent list of  members A number of Rossland  and Kaslo btcthrcn will be present  to assist in the installation ceremonies.  An interesting experiment was  commenced yesterday on the C.P.R.  between Nelson and Slocan Junction to determine just Avhat tonnage the locomotives doing duty  hero are able to pull over the  grade. A ttain with 475 tons 'of  freight, the schedule load for the  engine, went over tho section with  trainmaster Hamilton and Robert  Mce, travelling locomotive engineer, aboard. Tho locomotive had  no difficulty in handling her load,  and today the experiment will be  continued with a heavier pull, and  so on until the capacity of the engine is established.  A number of the younger lacrosse  enthusiasts have put their head?  together and are endeavoring to  excite interest in the formation of  an intermediate lacrc-so team this  summer. Part of the proposition  is to form an intermediate league,  to include Nelson, Kaslo, Hosslaud  and Sandon. A meeting will probably be held shortly to discuss the  matter and organize if deemed advisable.  The firot really good bag of trout  was captured yesterday by R. L.  Arnott aud L. P.  Wolfe, who took  William B. Shaw, late of the Hall  Mines smelter, leaves this morning  for Grand Forks to assume the  management of the C. P. R. telegraph office there. On Monday  night a party of Mr. Shaw's Nelson  friends invaded his home and spent  the evening. Before- leaving they  tendered him tlieir heartiest good  good wishes for his future success  and prosperity.  The remains of Pat McCann, the  teamster killed on the Molly Gibson  trail Sunday were brought to Nelson on the steamer Moyie and^ are"  now lying at the undertakers. Deceased had a brother. William, a  machinist, at Tacoma, Washington,  who was. notified, by, wire of the  vf&tality��^~ ^t-bcej^^was I received  .stating that lie would either come  to Nelson or have the body shipped  to Tacoma.- Pat McCann had some  wages due him by the company,  and also a deposit with foreman  O'Brien of the Molly. Gibson  mine.  Ralph Smith of "Nanaimo has arrived in Rossland to act iu conjunction with R. 0. Clute to endeavor to bring about an arrangement between the mine owners and  the miners. Hon. Smith Curtis is  also there on a similar errand.  ���> Thanks to the liberality with  which the citizens of the Kootenays  have responded to the plea for assistance from the sufferers by the  Kuskouook fire, J. C. Blandy, chairman of the relief committee, is able  to announce that no further aid is  required.  Some of jthe_boys^ of the town  wc re- play ing- wi tli- a block-ah d  tackle left on the end of the Madden block yesterday evening. They  were hoisting a box of bricks and  then letting it fall with a bang, aud  on one occasion a youngster all but  got them on his head. The boys of  Nelson should be better looked  after.  William Jennings Bryan, the  candidate for the presidency of the  United States, will address a meeting in Spokane on Saturday next.  The next auction sale will be that  of W. A. Galliher's household furnishings and library, and will be  held on Wednesday, April 4th. It  will present a good opportunity of  securing first-class furniture.  L. L. Merrifield received a message yesterday from Toronto stating  that his firm, the Economical Gas  Construction Company, had secured  a contract to install a water gas  plant at Tokio, Japan. This will be ,  the first plant to be introduced iuto  the Japanese kingdom, and will  cost on board ship in England  ��8000. Mr. Merrifield expects to go  to Tokio next summer; to superintend the setting up of the machinery.       ___^   Date of Dissolution.  London, March 27.���The home  secretary, sir Matthew White-Ridley, replying today to a delegation,  intimated that a dissolution of parliament was improbable during the  present year. He said that if the  government waited for another  session, which was probable, it was  hoped to remedy some defects in  the mining laws.  AS THE LIBERALS' LEADER  Martin Claims Support.  Victoria, March 27.���[Special to  The Tribune.] ��� Martiu's public  meeting tonight was quite a success  from his standpoint," the premier  being well received by seven or  ^eight hundred citizens who crowded  the hall. He appealed for support  as the leader of the Liberal party?  declaring that this is to be a eon-  test .-between the Liberals under  him, and the Conservatives under  Wilson ���  He dealt at: considerable length  with the deed of coal lands to the  Crow's Nest Pass company after his  ejection from the government,  claiming that hadV his policy been  followed these lands could have  been made to pay the whole expenses of the - government of the  province. Referring to the Colonist's opposition, Martin alleged that  it was inspired by the disappointment, of editor Lugrin at not having  been himself called in by the lieu-_  tenant-governor.  Rumor had   it today   that   ex-  mayor Keary, of New Wesminster,  and   alderman   McQueen  of   Vancouver,    had   joined  the - cabinet. -  Martin, however, states that there  is no warrant for  the  mention  of *  Keary's name.   There seems  to be' i.  some   chance of   an   offer to Mc-1  Queen. .       .        i '  Kettle Eiver Railway Bill.  Ottawa, March 27.���[Special to  The   Tribune.]���The  Kettle River  Valley railway bill will be up before ,  the railway committee on Thursday  next.   This is the third time the -  bill will have been before the house, > -  but it is feared by those favorable .  to legislation of-this kind that the   ;  necessary backing is not behind the  proposition   this  time   to  push  it''  through.     However,  that  remains  to be seen.     So far no one in favor  of the bill has been seen here work-/*  ing for it, while on the other hand.1  the  Canadian   Pacific forces have ���  been at work from the beginning of.'  the  session.     The  bill has many,  friends in parliament,  and  many  outside, but so far no one has put^  dn-an ,app~e'aranee~hertj���who���hay* ���  identified himself with the measure.*  Bills don't generally pass  in  that* "  way.  '_��� -���������   -  Cotton Mills for Ottawa.  Ottawa, March 27.���[Special to  The Tribune.]���Louis Simpson" of  Valleyfield is here today looking  over this locality with the view of  , starting cotton mills. For t%velve  years Simpson was manager of the  Valleyfield Cotton- Mills. He has  been all his life in business.  V7  'Renouf Appointed.  Ottawa, March 27.���[Special,to  The Tribune.]���W. E. Renouf of  Victoria,,has been appointed appraiser of customs at Dawson.  WHAT FIeWSPAPERMAN   Saw-and Heard at_Pretoria.  ��� -  Durban,   March   20. ��� William  Cox,   a newspaper   correspondent,  who was  released from imprisonment at Pretoria, lias arrived here  He adds his testimony to the stories  of the goad treatment of the  prisoners by the Transvaal authorities,  though the subordinates .sometimes  subjected  tho captives  to annoyances.   Mr. Cox saw secretary Reitz  and says he was evidently worried  at the turn of events.  Prominent persons at the Transvaal capital bitterly accuse Mr. Hof-  meyer, the Afrikander leader, and  premier Schreiner of deserting  them. They say they expected a  hundred thousand Cape Colonists  to join the republics.  Geueral Joubert is apparently  suspected of half-hcartedness, and  Mr. Cox gathered that his life  would be in danger at the hands of  the irate burghers if Pretoria ���should  be besieged.  At Delagoa Bay Mr. Cox saw  well known Transvaal secret service   agents   purchasing   and   for  warding all  Transvaal.  kinds of  goods  to the  Insurrection in China.  Pekin, March 27.���Tho Boxer  movement in the north is assuming  alarming proportions. News has  been received here that an indecisive, but fiprce fight has taken  place between the Boxers and the  imperial troops at Yen Chin, province of Chi Li. Each force numbered about 1500 men aud there  were heavy casualties ou botli  .sides.  r>____$%i:^g$;^&$ty^'^i?0$i im  THE TRIBUTE:  NELSON" B. 0 WEDNESDAY,  MARCH 28  1900  Mi  mi'-  lis:  Isfev:  1  m  IP-  w  m  p  ft  l_3  \  Is-  p.  1$  4 Useful Thought  for Today....  Is that if you need anything in the Footwear  line, Boots, Shoes, Slippers, Rubbers, Shoestrings,  Polish, or any kind of repairing, it will be to your  advantage to visit  Bros.  Shoe Store  Lillie  ��� ���.  NEW DRY GOODS STORE  . SPECIALS   TODAY,   WEDNESDAY.   LADIES'   TAILOR   MADE   SUITS.  We fully anticipated the demand there would be for these Tailor  Made suits of ours. For the past two weeks these goods have been  coming in with a rush. Today we have the newest and best of these  goods. Safe to say there is nothing in the city like them. Variety  enough here for everyone. Today we have singled out these three  lines for special mention.  Ladies' Homespun suits, Eton jacket, box pleat skirt, appliqueed and lined  throughout - ��� @ $18.00, $23.00, $25.00 per suit  Ladies' Homespun    suits,   double    breasted    jacket,    lined    throughout @ $15.00 per suit.  Ladie��' Court cloth suits, very newest style, jacket lined throughout with  Satin, skirt lined with good Percaline @ $22.50 per suit.  MADDEN BLOCK,  BAKER STREET.  KERR <&   CO.  ��he tribune.  Sv there is the advantage in party  government which the advocates of  the change claim for it, how comes  it that the, press of the six leading  cities of the province is overwhelmingly opposed to it, irrespective of  their  political  leanings ?   At Victoria ; tho Colonist, which is Conservative, and which opposed the Semlin government, has made a common  cause with the Times in opposing  the change; and the Times differs  from the Colonist in that it is Liberal and supported the Semlin government.     In   Nanaimo   the   two  papers divide upon  the question.  Iu Vancouver the,division is two to  one against party lines.   The News-  Advertiser and the Province both  stixjported the Semlin government,  ."    and both oppose party lines.   The  former is Conservative in politics  , and the latter Liberal.   The party  line advocate in ^Vancouver is the  Vancouver World.   Ib is professedly  Liberal in politics,  but supported  the Island crowd of politicians since  its inception.    In Nelson The Tm-  J1UNJ5 opposes' party   polities   aud  ,   the Miner advocates it; and in Rossland the Record is for party polities, and the Miner is on the fence.  After sizing up the papers that are  openly advocating the introduction  of party lines, an impartial observer  will hardly say that the movement  lias gained much strength outside  of the few politicians who hope for  immediate profit by the change.  Tjik Ferguson Eagle, which is en-   deavoringto securejthe election of.  TJiomas Taylor, as the next representative of the Revelstoke riding  in the provincial legislature, says  that the candidate of its choice will  make the contest upon the platform  adopted by the Conservatives at  the New Westminster convention.  , The Eagle says the Westminster  platform embodies practically the  same 'policy as that of the Semlin-  Cnbton government. This goes to  establish the theory that the Conservative party vamps its policy to  suit the temper of the electors in  eachs constituency. Where the  Semlin government has made  friends the Westminster platform  is issued as a eulogy to ex-premier  Semlin, and wherever the late government is unpopular it-is recommended ah. a speedy cure for the  grievances complained of.  Tor city is trying to secure the  services of a first-class hydraulic  and electrical engineer to report on  tho condition of the present electric plant and what will be required  to make ifc effeeth e to the liighot t  degree, not  only for  the present  requirements of the  city, but for  the future-requirements  of a pro-  raann-  power per annum, Nelson could be  made the industrial centre of the  southeastern portion of the province. The people of Nelson are  willing to vote the necessary funds,  if they can be assured that a first-  class power and lighting plant can  be installed at a reasonable cost. It  is expected that the man wanted  will be here within three weeks.  If alderman Wilson is quoted  correctly in the Miner, he is not  satisfied now that the firm of P.  Burns & Co. has been given by the  city what they prayed for, that is,  electric power to run a cold storage  plant. He evidently did not want  electric power unless he got it  through the tramway company.  As between alderman Wilson and  mayor Houston, men who know  them both' probably know which of  the two is the more straightforward  and aboveboard.'  The genial old gentleman who  edits the Miner in the interest of  -v  whatever monopoly that pays him'  for his services, is having a hard  time packing his loads. On one  shoulder he is attempting to carry  the gas and coke company, on1 the  other he has the tramway company,  and straddle of his neck is the firm>  of P. Burns & Co.  Aborigines and British.  * New Voik Times.  Few persons probably realize the  fact thab aside from tho armed conflict iu South Africa there is a  moral war being fought in tho same  territory, the British front of which  is even more difficult to maintain  than the actual line of battle before  the Boers. So many conflicting  stories havo been told concerning  the combatants in this moral Avar  and its real significance that a definite statement oi actual facts has  become necessary forits entire comprehension.. The wards of the  British Empire���the Basutos, the  Zulus, the Kaffirs���are eager to take  the field against their late masters,  the Boers. They have not forgotten the "sjambok;" the deadly  whip of rhinoceros hide, from which  the English emancipated them.  Owing to the enterprise of Dr.  Leyds' press agency in Brussels au  entirely different view of the inclinations of the aborigines of  South Africa has been given  in Europe. The continental  press, more or less eagerly, await a  rising of the natives against the  British. And the fact is variously  commented On that the Boers, j>ar-  ticnlarly the Free Stater?, are doing everything in their power to  . , , . bring'   this   about.     So  far  the'r  gressive   commercial    and    maim-1 eifovts havc beGa couspiCUOiJS &i].  iactur'wg   center.       With   power j uees_   The Basuto chiefs, who were j  furnished at a cost of $30 per horse- I recently invited  to visit Pretoria j  Fiwm the reports of the debate  upon postmaster-general Mnlock's  resolution, dealing with the conduct  of public works, it appears that the  Conservative leaders are opposed to  the spirit of obliging contractors to  make their profit out of the work  ifcaelf, instead" of "sweating it out of  their laborers.  that they might behold in the  British prisoners there evidence of  the dying power of Great Britain,  returned to their homes with tears  in their eyes and with a burning  desire for vengeance in their  breasts. Apparently the Boor is as  deplorably ignorant of the mind of  the impressionable native as he is  of the present state of civilization  in which he would rear an isolated  nation. By trying to do what the  French agents accomplished a  century and a half ago along the  Atlantic border by inciting the  redmen to pillage and to minder, he  becomes unworthy of even sentimental support.  It is, however, owing to the very  fact   that   the   natives   of   South  Africa   regard   themselves as   the,  natural and  ready enemies of the  Boers   that the problem   becomes  more  complicated.    As  a  civilized  power, it is not only incumbent upon Great Britain to   restrain her  wards,   but   in   the   case  of    the  Zulus and   Kaffirs   she must provide   for    them. The    natives  of   Natal    haA'e     been    employed  as      waggon     drivers,     stretcher  bearers and couriers. No more than  1500, howe\'cr, can be taken care of  Jin this Avay.    The thousands that  remain are, according to the report  of    the     Aborigines'     Protective  Society, threatened   with   starva-  tion.   Even as far back as December 8th. 1S99, the Natal  secretary  for native affairs wrote that "there  is already severe distress for want  of grain," and "that relief Avill be  required shortly,   and   of a " substantial nature."   As none of the  many war relief funds have been  found available   for the starving  Zulus, the   Aborigines'   Protective  Society, Avith offices at Westminster, S. W. London, has beeu moved  to establish a "Zulu Relief Fund,"  contributions to which are noAV being invited throughout the United  Kingdom.  But the Basutos, who are not  starving, and avIio are well armed  and mounted, present Avhat is probably the far moro serious phase of  the question. In Basutoland there  are 30,000 natives chafing under  the restraint Avhicli forbids them to  seek reprisals for past injuries inflicted by the Boers. Firmly confronting them is a single British  officer, sir Godfrey Lagden, who  can only repeat and repeat the cry  of his conscience and of civilization : "Sit still, my children ; this is a AArhite man's  quarrel." Years ago, under similar  trying conditions, sir Theophilus  Shepstone made the same appeal in  Zululand, and was- answered iu  these Avords by Cetewayo: "I was  going to fight once, only once, and  there would be- no more trouble  from them; but, as it is your .word,  I will not do it."  Iff  iti  ^-^SS'^S*'^  SEND  Hf  iff  v  ilf  \h  Hi  Xlf  Xlf  Xlf  Xlf  FOR  SAMPLES  3*33333-*33333f  9*  9*  m  9*  tt*  m  it  *  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  �����  jcSftSS* ��**��*��  '���^V  Ladies'  Mackintoshes  Latest Styles  m  tt*  if*  m  9*  9*  9*  9*  m  Xlf  NEW   SPRINQ    GOODS  We have opened this week a large shipment of import goods direct  from English manufacturers, therefore we are able to sell  goods much cheaper than buying from eastern houses  *��  Wash Dress Goods  Hi  Hi  Xti  iti  xti  Xti  iti  Xti  Xti  Hi  AUCTION SALE  Household  Furniture  Xti  Hi  Hi  Xti  iti  Hi  Hi  Hi  ySi.  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 Hamburg's, 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.  Xlf  Xlf  Hf  Hf  Xlf  Xlf  Shirt Waists and Wrappers    it  JUSTIN ijf  We have opened up and are marking the W ���  largest  stock  of Wash  Shirt Waists  and Xlf  Wrappers ever received in Nelson.   Right in V1V  style and-right in price. *ff  Black and Navy Serge $3 to $12.50. Xlf  Black Brillanteen, plain and fancy, $2.50   *i;  ^ <fco Iff  Xlf  iff  Of  1  to $9.  Beady-made Skirts  to-  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.  DAILY  Hi  xti  Xti  Hi  Hi  ih  n*  m  if*  n*  9*  9*  9*  9*  9*  >*\  Ladies'  and Children's  Cashmere Ifose  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Fred Irvine & Co.  *iffttfWf����6(^  9* Hi  $ The             *  9* Latest           hi  9* Hi  * Neckwear        $  9* Hi  I  xti  Hi  Hi  Now is the Time  to replace that  Shabby Awning  Place-your order with  THEO.   MADSON  Tents,  Awnings,  and  all kinds  of Canvas Goods  .Manufactured to Order  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  Ju pursuance with instructions received from W". A. Galliher, the undersigned will offer for sale, by  auction, the whole of the household effects and furnishings contained iu Mr. Galliher's residence on  Lake street, on  Wednesday, Ipffll  at 2 p. m., sharp.  Tins house has been newly furnished with modern furniture of  the latest style, and tho disposal of  it will afford an excellent opportunity of securing bargains.  Dining.Room Furnishings  including handsome oak sideboard, extension tabic and  chairs. ' ' ,  Drawing Room Furnishing^  including Newcombe piano, upholstered chaii-M, wicker chairs,  easy chairs and lounge.  Three Bed Room Suites  and complete out/ifc of bed  linen, table linen, silver ware,  cutlery, kitchen uteusiis, steel  range, curtains, portieres, and  pictures.  Extensive Library  including the works of Marryat,  Kloven.son, Carlyle, Gibbons,  >Scott, Thackeray, Dickens, Lyt  ton, and Duma?, as well as several volumes of poems and historical works, and an International encyclopedia.  Terms: Cash.  C. A. Watanan & Co.  AUCTIONEERS  The Latest Wall Papers  BORDERS AND MOULDINGS  Wo arc now opening ��P f'io largest stock of  wall p.ipors. bordcrsiiml iiiouMiiigsovcrrcccivcd  in Nelson. We purchased direct, from the Monti c a! importer*, and havc therefore the'latcst designs and closest piices. Special quotations to the  I r.ide.   F. J, Bradley & Co.  FAIX1KRS AVO DKCORATOHS  Corner Victoria and Josephine Streets, Nelson.  W. Starmer Srgith_& Co.  "PAPER"HANGER, GLAZIER,  PAINTER, ETC.  CHIMNEY SWEEPING  Office Ward Street OppoBite Opera House  Contracting Painters, Decorators, P.ipurli.uigcrs.  KuH line of wall paper, mouldings, e*c, KaLso-  jiunlng and Tin!Ing. Strictly llrit-class woik.  Ks! unateh f itrnislied.  NELSON, B. C.  Boss, lee & Taylor  * BAKER STREET, NKLSON  (George F. Motion's old stand)  Floor, Peed, fain, Hay  AND PRODUCE  Ui'sidence Mill-Street,  OppositeSuhool Houso  GENUINE  JUTE ORE SACKS  Car Lots a Specialty  Correspondence Solicited     Phoner2G  Pa  lace-fifjeat Njarl^et  Headquarters  "for all kinds of  Fresh and Cured Meats,  A feature will bo made of-the poultry nnd  ijaino trade.   They will always be on hand dur  ing their season  J. T. FIFE  P. O. Box 560  &  CO.  NELSON  t  NELSON. B. C.  A boarding and day school conducted by tho  Sibtersof St. Joseph of Peace. It is situated at  the corner of Mill and Josephincstrects in ono of  the bcbt residential portions of Nolf>on, and is  c.isily accessible from nil parts of the city.  Tho couirb of study includes the fundamental  and highor blanches of thorough English education: Jlusiness course���bookkeeping, stenography and typewriting. Science course���music;  vocal and instiumcntal, drawing, etc. Plain art  and needlework, etc.  For terms and particulars apply to the Sfetcr  Superior.  J. L. PORTER, Prop.  100 Josephine St., bctweenBakcr and Vernon,  Telephone 139.  Kootenay   Coffee   Co.  NELSON. B. C.  Coffee roasters and dealers in Tea and Coffee.  Offer fresh roasted coffee of best quality as  follows:  Java and Arabian Maoha, per pound $  40.  Java and Mocha Blend, 3 pounds , 1 00  Fine Santos, 4 pounds   1 00  Santos Blend, 5 pounds  I 00  Our Special Blend, 6 pounds...,.,....  1 09  Our Rio Roost, 6 pounds..  1 GO  A trial order solicited.  Salesroom 2 doors oast  ot Oddfellows block. West Baker streot.  The Nelson  Saw and Planing  Mills, Limited.  *        Are prepared to furnish by rail, barge or teams  Dimension Lumber, Rough and Dressed  Lumber, Local and Coast Ceiling, Local and  Coast Flooring, Double Dressed Coast Cedar,  Rustic, Shiplap, Stepping, Door Jambs, Pine  and Cedar Casings, Window Stiles, Turned  Work, Band-sawing, Brackets, Newel Posts,  Turned Veranda Posts, Store Fronts, Doors,  Windows and Glass.  Get prices before purchasing elsewhere  The Nelson  Saw and Planing  :t  Office and Mills- corner Hall and Front Streets, Nelson  TENDERS  FOR  REAL  WANTED  ESTATE.  Tenders will be leecivcd by the undersigned  until li! o'clock noon on Monday, April 2nd, HXJ0  for tlm following described icul estate m Nelson.  Lots 7 and 8.md Lots In and ID in Block 10, together with the inipro\omenl* thcicon, consisting of tho Sil\ er King hotel and a one-htory residence.  Tonus aish.  Tho highest or any tender not  i ncoo&bai'uy accepted.  i  _ ,   ...    , . CAUOMNK THiCLIN,  J AdiruiHstratrtx estate of Johh Johnson, deceased.  1    KchmiKC.. Match Sn<M30&  Hard Coal  Anthracito  GREAT REDUCTION  $9.65!��'sNesfc   S8.15  DELIVERED  TJJIXFHONE  33  C. W, West & Go.  Barters ftp Portland Cement, Fire .Bricks,  Fire Clay, American Cumberland Coal [Blacksmiths]  B. P. BITHET & CO., Lid,, Victoria  Special quotations ght-ii for carload lots  A, B. GltA Y, P. O. box 521, Nelson, II. C,  Kootenay Agent  W. P. DIOKSON  H. E. APFLBWHAITE  J. BIcPHBB  ELECTRIC SUPPLIES  Lethbridge Gait Goal  The best value for the money la the nitulcet  for all purposes.  teems cash     W. P. Tix&nkf, General Agent  TetepluwB MT.   Office with CO. /."  Complete Blectrlo Equipments for Sllectrfc Power Transmission and Lighting for  names. Towns XUectric Fixtures, Lamps, Balls, Telephones, Annunciators, Bite.  P. O. Box 608. ' Josephine Street, Nelson, B. O.  red J, S(jui>e5 Merchant Tailor  BU UMS OF WINTER Mti SPJMHC SUITiMCIS  WHST SAKSa STBEK^ &JSL30X ��PPOeJTlS SJiVBR KING KOTKT.  J''  '&���&��?���.]��-..:-;���-   -'���^^\a-jJ^:.:^';^V(pl^,Jwi:5^>'  ���V;-'^[i^;^iW:^^:J5W::^-!iPr��J,HV!.I''^"'v' THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON B.C., WEDNESDAY,  MARCH 28, 1900  BANK OF MONTREAL  CAPITAL, all paid up.. $12,000,000  BEST     6.000,000  Lord Slrathoona and Mount Royal ...Prcsiilcn  lion. George A. IJrninmoiid .. Vice-1'rosidon  K. S. (.Houston G cncrul Manage  NKLSON RRANCH  Northwest Corner llaker and Stanley Streets  Branches in London' (England) New York,  Chicago, and all the principal cities in Canada.  Buy and sell Stoiling Exchange and Cable  Ti .uisfoi s.  (Irani Coiiiineicial and Travelers' Credits,  mailable iu any pait of the woild.  Drafts Issued, Collections M.ido, lite.  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  cukki:nt jiati: ok inti:iii.st paid.  THE  MULOCK  RESOLUTION  Defended by Puttee.  Probably no province in the Dominion is more intoL'estetl in the  fair wages resolution, which has  beeu introduced  in  tho  house   of  commons    by    postmaster-general  /IMulock,  than is Biitish Columbia.  It is here that the latest railways  have been built, and it is here that  the  railways of the future will be  built; and the rcsolut ion in question  seeks to correct some of tho graver  abuses wliich have marked raihvay  construction     in    the    past.       It  reads:    "That it be resolved, that  all   government  contracts   should  contain such conditions as will prevent abuses, which may arise from  the sub-letting  of such  contracts,  and  that every effort   should   be  made to secure the payment of such  wages as are generally accepted as  current in each trade for competent  workmen iu  tbe district where the  work is carried out, and that this  house   cordially   concurs   in   such  policy, and deems it the duty of the  government    to   take    immediate  steps  to give effect thereto,    ft is  hereby declared that the work to  which  the  foregoing   policy   shall  apply includes not only work undertaken by   tho government   itself,  but also all works aided by grant  of Dominion public funds."  The resolution received the hearty  |* sipport of Mr. Puttee the Conservative-Labor candidate  of Winnipeg.    Mr. Puttee read from-imperial  reports what had been done in connection with the adoption of a similar resolution by the British parliament with a view of showing that  it was effective.   The sub-committees'  report, after six years of its  working,   found  very little   fault  with the plan in Britain.    Any man'  who.will read  the report  of the  committee and the report of Mr.  Buxton, a member of "that committee and-tiie original introducer of  the resolution in the English house  of "commons,   could   not say   that  there   was anything  in -either of  these reports that in any way condemns that resolution, or condemned jthe objects sought or that it  'showed these objects were .uot attained.- lie was disposed to take  the motion and look at it as an im-  j portant motion.   It was founded on  a motion  that  went through the  British  commons  aud   which  was  amended according to the report of  their select committee.  That fact did uot to ids mind  make it appear anything loss  worthy of attention, but probably  moro so. They had in England^  pFovon~this~hiatteFafter being, in  force for some years. He did not  think that thu present motion had  been received in just' the way it  might have been received. The  merits of it should have been discussed and he proposed to deal with  the principle of tho motion. The  .principle undeVlying the resolution  was that of justice and fairness as  between employer and /employee".  Tho effect of the contract today  was that to do certain work was  apparently to place all responsibility for fair dealing upon the contractor, but as a matter of fact a  man performing for tlio country  tliisd work ha actually beeu, as a  rule, an employer of labor.  1 Now, under a contract the re-  -sponsibilifcy is delegated, and under  the system of competition as, we  have it now it was often delegated  into very unworthy hunckv He believed that on all public works the  government should be an employer  of labor ; that it should do its own  work, and at a fair, living rate of  wages. It has been demonstrated  that this could be done satisfactorily ; that it could be done well and  done economically. Many large  cities and some towns had tested  this matter, and the results had  been most satisfactory, htmng  shown it to be far superior to the  contract system. It required, vof  course, that wc should have meu  good enough.  The motion before the house recognised the responsibility of the  government for fair dealing with  the labor employed in the carrying  out of its works, and he thought  the government had considered the ,  matter of doing as much work as  possible by the day labor system.  That principle, which was laid  down in the motion, would be applied and could be applied. It had  been applied by the British government and some other important  bodies. Several cities both in England and in this country had adopted a similar method. Some cities  had even gone further. The city of  AVinnipeg, for instance, had adopted a minimum rate, a rate actually  higher than the current rate and  this being taken to a court of law  to settle whether a city had power  to adopt' that principle, it was  proved that this policy was a good  public policy because it was so held  by the court.  The state should, at least throw  its weight on the side of the better  rather than on the side of the  worse conditions of employment.  That wtis what he considered was  the principle involved in this matter, and that was in Hue with the  teachings of political economists.  The current rate of wages meant  union wages. The motion did not  seek to raise the wages, but every  argument which is applicable to a  high standard of wages must certainly be, in a measured degree, applicable to the principle and aims  that are sought to be obtained by  this means.  Mr. Puttee went on to show that  the government had by the course  it pursued done away with the  sweating in clothing contracts.  There was nothing in the resolution  which could not be put into effect,  lie had no objections to the resolution being embodied in an act of  parliament, but in the meantime he  wanted the resolution. The British  government for years put a similar  resolution into effect althought introduced by a private member. In  this case it was introduced by a  government member. He did not  see that the amendment was applicable to the civil service. There  was no current rate of wages in the  civil service. lie wanted to see the  ciyil service well paid and agreed  that it should be reorganized.  THE OPEN JJQOR IN CHINA  Letters on the Subject.  Washington, March' 27.���Secretary Hay submitted, to congress the  correspondence    Had     witli     the  jroverniuouts   of other  nations re's ���  specting   the   maintenance   of  an  "open door" in China. The correspondence exteuded over a peridR  of time from September Oth last to'  the, 20th instant, the last date  marking the completion of the undertaking. The nations addressed  on this subject by the United States  were Great Britain, France, Germany, Russia, Italy and Japan. On  September Oth the state department addressed to the American  ambassadors in Loudon, Berlin and  St. Petersburg, copies of a formal  declaration setting out the desires  of the American government in the  matter of the " open door."- Italy  and Japan were similarly addressed  about a month later.  While'the formal declaiations  sent to tho ambassadors were  similar in each case, yet each of the  officers adopted a different phraseology in addressing themselves to the  governments ' to which they were  accredited.  The form of conveyance chosen  by ambassador Choate in a note to  tho British government was as follows : "My lord, 1 am instructed  by the secretary of state, to present  to your lordship a matter which  tho president regards as of great  and equal importance to Great  Britain .and the United States in  the maintenance of trade aud commerce in tho east, in which the interests of the two nations differ not  in character, but in degree only,  and to ask for action on the part of  her majesty's government, which  the president conceives to be  iu exact concord with its  uniformly declared policy and  traditions aud which will greatly  promote the welfare of the  commerce. He understands it to be  the settled policy and purpose of  Great Britain not to use any privileges wliich may be granted to it  in China as a means of excluding  any commercial rivals and that  freedom of trade for it in the  Chinese empire, means freedom of  trade for all the world alike. Her  majesty's government while eon-  ceding by formal agreement with  Germany and Russia, the possession  of spheres of influence or interest i  in China in which they are to enjoy  special rights and privileges, particularly in respect to railroads and  mining enterprises, has at the same  time sought to maintain what is  commonly called the "open door"  policy to ;secure to the commerce  and navigation of all nations  equality of treatment within such  spheres. The maintenance of this  policy is urgently demanded by the  commercial committees of our two  nations alike, as it is justly held by  them to be the only one which will  increase the condition of affairs, enable them to maintain their positions in the markets of China and  extend their future operations.  "While the government   of the  United States will in no way commit itself to any recognition of the  exclusive   rights    of   any    power  within, or   the   control over, any  portion of the Chinese empire, under such agreements as have been  recently made, it cannot conceal its  apprehensions that there is a danger   of   complications   arising   between   the   treaty   powers   which  may imperil the rights assured to  the United States by its treaties  with China.    It is the desire of my  government that the interests of its  citizens   may   not   be   prejudiced  through   exclusive    treatment   by  any   of   the    controlling    powers  within their respective spheres of  interest in Chiua, and it is hoped to  retain there an open market for all  the world's commerce, to remove  dangerous sources of international  irritation, and  thereby hasten the  united  action   of  the   powers   at  Pekiu to promote that administrative   reform   which is so   greatly,  needed for  strengthening the Imperial government and maintaining  the integrity of China, in which it  believes the Avhole western world is  alike concerned.   The present is a  very favor-able moment for informing her majesty's government   of  the desire of the United States to  have it make on its own part, and  to lend its powerful support in the  eifort to obtain from each of the  various powers claiming spheres of  interest iu Chiua, a declaration substantially to the following effect:  "1. That it will in no wise interfere with any treaty port or any  vested interest within any so-called  sphere of interest, or leased territory it may have in China.  "2. That the Chinese treaty  tariff of the time being shall apply  to all merchandise landed at or  shipped to all such ports as are  within such spheres of interest unless they be free ports, no matter to  what nationality it may belong,  and that duties so leviable shall be  collected by the" Chinese govern-'  ment.  "3. That it .will levy no higher  dues ou vessels of another nationality frequenting.any port in such  sphere than shall be levied. on vessels of its own nationality, and no  higher railway charges over Hues  built, controlled or operated within  its sphere' on merchandise belonging  to the citizens of, other nationalities transported through such  sphere, than shall be levied on similar merchandise belonging to its  own nationality transported over  equal distances.  " The president has strong reason  to believe that, the government of  Russia ancl Germany will co-operate  in an understanding as is here proposed. The recent ukase of his  majesty the amperor of Russia declaring the _port _o��_Talien_Wan  open to merchants ships of all  nations during the whole term of  the lease under which it,is to be  held by Russia, removes all uncertainty as to the liberal and conciliatory policy of that power, and  justifies the expectation that his  majesty would accede to the similar  request of the United States now  being presented to him, and make  the desired declaration.  " It is needless also to add that  Japan, the power next most largely  interested in the Chinese trade,  must bo iii- entire sympathy with  the views here expressed, and that  its interests will be largely served  by a proper arrangement. Tho declarations of their statesmen within the last year are so entirely in  line with it, that the co-operation  of that power is relied upon.  "It is therefore with the greatest  pleasure that I present this matter  to your attention, aud urge its  prompt consideration by her majesty's government, believing that  the action is iu entire harmony  with its consistent theory and purpose, and that it will greatly redound to the benefit and advantage  of all commercial nations alike. The  prompt and sympathetic co-operation of her majesty's government  with the United States in this important matter will be very potent  in prompting its adoption by all the  powers concerned."  Just a week after the receipt of  this communication, lord Salisbury  acknowledged its receipt in a note  promising to consult his colleagues  on the proposition, and meantime  assuring Mr. Choate that the policy  advocated by his country was one,  of securing .equal opportunity for  subjects and eitjzeus of all nations  in regard to commercial-enterprise  iu China, and from this policy her  majesty's, government had no intention of departing.  The last act in the negotiations���  that which clinched the agreement  ���was the dispatch to the American diplomatic representatives at  the capitals of the several countries  concerned identical instructions  couched in the following terms:  Prom Department of State,  Washington, D. C, March 20th,  1900. Sir���The government having  accepted the declaration suggested  by the United States concerning  the foreign trade in China, the  terms of which I transmitted to  you iu my instructions, and like  action having been taken by all the  various powers having leased territory, or so-called spheres of interest, in the Chinese empire, as  shown by the notes I hereby transmit to you, you will please inform  the government to wliich you are  accredited that the condition originally attached to the acceptance,  that all other powers concerned  should accept the 'proposals of the  United States, having been complied with, this government will  therefore consider the assent given  to it by you as final and definite.  You will also transmit to the  minister of foreign affairs copies of  the present enclosures, and by the  same occasion convey to him an  expression of the sincere gratification which the president feels at  the successful termination of these  negotiations in whiehhe sees a proof  of, the friendly spirit which animates the various powers interested  in the untrammelled development  of commerce and industry in the  Chinese empire, and a source of vast  benefit to the whole commercial  world.    I am, etc.       John Hay.  AMERICAN  AND  EUROPEAN  PLANS  MEALS  25  CENTS  West Kootenay Butcher Co.  ALL KINDS OF  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  Baker Street, Nelson E#   ��   TRAVES,   Manager  ORDERS BY MAIL RECEIVE CAREFUL AND PROMPT ATTENTION.  Wholesale  Houses  NELSON  B.C.  ROOMS LIGHTED BY ELECTRICITY  AND HEATED IJY STEAM  2o CENTS TO $1  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 commorclol men.  Joubert Full 'of Hope.  Pretoria, Marcli" 23���Via Lorenzo Marquez, March 26.���General  Joubert has returned from Kroonstaadt. He is full of hope and may  return to Natal shortly.  A Veteran Dies.  Paris, March 26.���Admiral baron  Victor, who was chief of the cabinet  of marine during the siege of Paris,  is dead.    He was born in 1S25.  A FULL LINE OF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen -Doors  , Windows  Inside Finish  local and roast. *  Flooring  -    local and eoaso.  ���   Newel Posts  Stair Bail  Mouldings  Shingles  Rough and .  Dressed Lumber  of all kinds.  IF WHAT YOU WAST 18 NOT IN' STOCK  WE WILL MAKE IT FOK YOU  CALL AND GET PRICES.  RATES $2 PER DAY  IVjrs. E. G. Clarke, Prop.  LATE OV TIIK ROYAL IIOTKL, 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 REASONABLE."  GROCERIES.  A MACDONALD & CO.���Corner Vornon and  ��� Josephine streets, wholesale grocers and  jobbers inblunkots, gloves, mitts, boots, rubbers,  mackinaws and miners'sundries.   KOOTENAY  SUPPLY   COMPANY,   LIMITED���Vornon   street, Nelson,   wholesale  grocers.   fOHN CHOLDITCH Sc CO.-Front street, Nol-  "    son, wholesale grocers.   PROVISIONS, PRODUCE AND FRUITS.  PARSONS PRODUCE COMPANY-Vernon  street, Nelson, wholesale dealers in provisions, produce, and fruits. Agents for Swift Sc  Co. bacon and hams.   JY. GRIFFIN  &  CO.-Corner Vernon and  ���   Josephino streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers  in provisions, cured meats, butter and eggs.  PR. STEWART & CO.���Warehouses onC. P.  ��� R, track, foot ot Stanley street. Kelson,  wholesale dealers in provisions, produce land  fruits. Cold storage. Agonts Armour & Co.'s  bacon, hams, lard and other produots.   SASH AND DOORS.  NELSON SAW AND-PLANING MILLS  LIMITED���Corner Front and Hall streets,  Nelson, manufacturers of and wholesale dealers  in sash and doors; allkinds of factory work made  to order.   POWDER, CAPS AND FUSE.  HAMILTON POWDER COMPANY-Baker  street Nelson, manufacturers of dynamite,  'sporting, stumping and black blasting powders,  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 "Kooto  nay Bolle" brands ot cigars.   HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.  H BYERS & CO.���Corner Baker and Josephine  ���   streets. Nelson, wholesale dealers in hard-  H. D.  ASHCROFT  BLACKSMITHING  AND EXPERT  HORSESHOEING  Wagon repairing promptly attended to  first-class whoelwright.  by a  Special attention given to all kinds of repairing and custom work from outside point",  shop:   Hall St., between Baker and Vernon  City of fieison Local  Board of  Health.  GENERAL VACCINATION NOTICE.  streets,  ware and  mining  Powder Co.  supplies.    Agentsfor Giant  Notice ii horeby given that all person-, ic-ii-  dent within the City of Nelson who have not.  been vaccinated within seven jenisaie lequired  within 8C\en days from the publication of this  notice to be vaccinated.  Persons requiring to lie vaccinated freo of  charge may attend a* any time during the next  seven duyi> between the honiji ot :i and .3 o'clock  p. m., aL my oflicc on Josephine street for tho  purpose of vaccinal ion.  Upon the eighth day following the dnv on  which any person has been \ accmatcd, he or sho  shall attend the medical practitioner by \\ horn  the operation was peiformed in order that the  medical practitioner imiy ascertain by inspection  tho 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. LlBAU. M.IX.  Medical Health Oflieer.  Nelson. B. C��� March 20th. WOO.  .City of Nelson Local   Board of  Health  PROCLAMATION.  C. A. PROSSER, MANAGER  R/|adden House  Baker and Ward  Streets, Nelson  The only hotel in Nelson that -has remained  under one management since 1890.  The bed-rooms are well furnished and lighted  by eloctricity.  The bar is always stocked by the best dom s-  tio and imported Liquors and cigars.  THOMAS MADDEN, Proprietor.  A Big Schooner  OF BEER OR  HALF-AND-HALF     -  LAWRENCE HARDWARE ICOMPANY-  Baker St., Nelson, Wholesale dealers in  hardware and mining supplies,, and water and  plumbers' supplies.   VANCOUVER HARDWARE COMPANY,  LIMITED���Baker streot. Nelson, wholesale  dealers in hardware and mining supplies, plum-  bers and tinsmiths' supplies.   COAL.  CROW'S  NEST PASS COAL COMPANY.���  Wholesalo dealers in coal and coke. Charles  St. Barbc. Agent. Baker street. Nelson.   ASSAYERS'   SUPPLIES.  WF. TEETZEL & CO.���Corner, Baker "and  ��� Josephine streets. Nelson, wholosalo dealers in assayers supplies. Agents If or Denver  Fire Clay Co. of Denver. Colorado.   LIQUORS AND,DRY GOODS.  rpURNER, BEETON & CO.-Corner Vornon  A and Josephine streets, Nolson, wholesale  dealers in liquors, cigars and dry goodfa. Agents  for Pabst Brewing Co. of Milwaukee and Cal-  gary Brewing Co. of Calgary.     /    COMMISSION MERCHANTS.-  Nelson,  cigars,  cement, flro brick and Ore clay, water pipe and  (.tool ra-ila, and  gennrftl fommiaaion aiciilittnto.  HJ. EVANS & CO.-Baker street,  ���   wholosalo    dealers ' in   liquors,  ALWAYS  FRESH  10c  ALWAYS  COOL  J. A. Sayward  HALL AJfD LAKK STKKCTS, NKI-SOIT  Rico Lumber  (LIMITED)  Successors lo  / A. DEWAR & CO.  Rough an  Dressed  Lumber  Shingles  ouldings  The best glass of beer to be had in Nelson is at  THE CLUB HOTEL'    ,  Corner Silica and  Stanley Streets.  E. J. CURRAN, ft-op.  B. C. HOTElL  ERIE," B. 0.  Wrst-class in every respect. Choicest wines,  liquors, and cigars. Every comfort for transient  and lesidont guests.  HEADQUARTERS FOR UNION MEN.  JOSEPH CAMPBELL. Proprietor.  AtOttU  Vernon Street, Nelson.  PAINTS   AND   OILS.  NELSON HARDWARE COMPANY-Baker  Streot���Wholesalo ��� dealers in paints, oils,  and brashes of all kinds. Largest stock in  Kootenay. ; ,  FRESH AND SALT  BURNS &   CO.���Baker  MEATS.  streot,   Nel6on,  * ���   wholesale dealers in fresh and cured meats!  Cold storage. i   TENTS  AND   AWNINGS. ,  NELSON TENT AND AWNING FACTORY-,  Baker street, Nelson. Mamifncluiers of all  kinds of tents, awnings, and canvas goods.  P. 0. Box 71!.   Tiico. Madson, proprietor.  CIGARS.  QALIFORNIA    WINE  COMPANY,    LIMI  WINES, AND  ..*... ~'RNIA    X        ,  TED���Corner Front and Hall streets, Nel  son, wholesale dealers In wines (case and bulk)  and domestic andimported cigars.   DERATED AND MINERAL WATERS.  OlHORPE & CO., LIMITED.-Cornor Vornon  ���*��� and Cedar stieols, Nelson, manufacturers  of and wliolcsalodealera in aerated waters and  fiuit syrups. Solo agentsfor Hale}on Springs  mineral water.   Telephone 00.   FLOUR AND FEED.  BRACKMAN & KER MILLING COMPANY  LTD.���Front streot. Nelson, wholesalo deal  ers iu Hour, oatmeal, etc,  Mills at Edmonton, Victoria,  minster.  and hay_ and gri  and Now W  nin.-  ;vost-  Notice is hereby given that the public is informed that rule No. 53 of tho regulations of the  regulations of the-Provincial Boaid of Health,  approved by order of the lieutcnnnt-govcrr.oi-iii-  council, ii> in  force in  the city of Nelson, by  ��� which every person of an age to make him or  her legally responsible, who has not been successfully vaccinated within fcvcii years, or who  docs not hold a ccrlilicitc of Ins or her insusceptibility at the piescnt time to vaccination, is  required to procure the vaccination of himself or  . herself v ithin seven davs after public notification by the medical health fiflicor directing general vaccination. D. LaBAU, M.I.).,  Medical Health Oflieer.  Nelson, B C. March 20th, 1U00.  TOR   SALE.  Large two and a half story frame house, containing double drawing room, 4 bediooms and  dressing ioom uith clothes clo-ets, dining room,  largo kitchen, hot and cold water, bath room  ���with bath complete, toilet; lighted with electricity; within live minutes walk of the business portion of the city; beautiful situation overlooking  the lake. Two lot*, each 25\120 feet, fenced, and  with lawn in front. A very desirable residence,  newly furnibhed and carpeted throughout with ,  best furniture and carpets. Furniture and  kitchen utensils will be sold either with tho  house or separately.  For terms and particulars apply to W. A. Galliher, at the ollice of U.ilhhur ��. Wilson, over Mc- '  Arthur's furniture store, Baker btreet. Nelson,  B. C.  NOTICE.  Notice is hei cby gh en that I intend to apply at  the'next meeting of the Boaid of License commissioners for the CMj of Ncl-on, held after tho  ("jpiratiun of thirl} davs from the (late heieof,  fora transferor the saloon license now held by  ntc. dated thol'ifcl) dny of j..nu��i}. jw, roi iiiu  (iliioPolroloon, situate on the west half of Jut i  block 3, Nelson, B. C'��� to John Lindblatl of Nelson. 13. C.  Dated this 3rd day of March, 1900.    .  WitnoHH:   H. H. Ward. W.A.WARD.  NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION.  Notice js hereby'given Unit the partnership  licrciofma existing bclnceu the undersigned us  teamsters and freighters under the Ilrm mini'! of  The Nelson Transfer Company ha-, tins day by  mutual consent been dissolved. '  All dcbf<3 due to the said firm ai-elo l��j paid to  the undersigned John T. Wii^ou and Kennelh A. ',  Forbes, who hu\'c assumed and will pay oil'all  tho liabilities of the said tlrm.  Dated at Nelson, B. C, this 21th dny of M.irch, -  l'XKi. ALVJN C. FLK^K.  G, If. McDOHMAN.  K. A. FORBES.  J. T. WILSON.  \Vitnc-,��, P. E. Wilson, Siolieitoi, Nelson, B. C.  NOTICE.   r  The Painters' Union of Nelson have decided  that on and after April 1st, liKXi. that their work  d.iy shall be nine hours and their wage $J.50 per  dnv.  The object, of the Union in making I heir deter- =  initiation public, is to give contractu!s notice, .-o  as loanable them to tende on woik on tho now  bnsu. of hour? ami vnges,  T. O SKATBO. President,  ROHEHT FIUSE, Sci-ietary.  Nelson. B. C, March SOUi. liM"    A-1 White Pins Lurrjber Always in  Stock,  We carry a complete stock of  Coast Flooring, Coiling, Inside Finish, Turned Work, Sa.>?li *Uid Doors.  Special order work will receive  prompt attention.  SCO  uilders  tractors an  WILL  Buy Their Lumber  AT  0. 0. Buchanan's  WILL DO WELL TO  A largo stock of flrst-claas dry material on  hand, also a full lino of sash, doors, mouldings,  turned work, etc.  Factory Work a Specialty  Yard i  Foo& of Hondryx street, Nolson  Telephone. 91    Jo)|g1   Rae,  kgBttt  SMOKE  ROYAL SEAL  AND  KOOTENAY BELLE  CIGARS  igar flfltgi Uo.  NELSON, BRITISH COLUMBIA  r. eeisterer'&co-  HHKWI5US AND BOTTLKItS OF  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  Prompt and regular  delivery to the trade  Brewery at Nelson  elson   Wine   Co.  CHOICE WINES AND LIQUORS  ARCHITECTS.  IfWART Sc CAKRIE���Architects.   Rooms 7  ���E*   and 8Al>��rdnon block. Baker Rtranti. NelaoD.  c  ENGINEERS.  IJAIILES PAHKKK-MiiiliiBrt.'K? millingcn-  Kin^er.  West Itokcr street, NcNon.  TRADES   UNIONS.  NKLSON MINKHS' UNION NO, ��i. W. V. of  Jtf.���Moots in miners' union rooms, nortli-  ea-.t corner Victoria and Koototmy Mrocls, ovory  Sntuiduy evening at, 8 o'clock. VlHiUntf members welcome. '   ��� .....      ,.  jAMKrt WtLKKH. Sec'y.     CiUH. A. McKav. Pr����-  TIIK reiculiir jneullnifs of the Carpenters' Union  arc licUl on Wednesday evening of encli  week, nt 7 o'clock, in the .Miners" Union hull corner Victoria and Kootenay streets.  It. UQIILNHON  PrsnidenU  JAM KB COLLI NO. Secretary,  T  IiADKS AND LABOR COUNCIL.- The roi  I.ir nicolinjcfl of tlio Nelson Tiades an  nt.il will ba held in the miners' nun  be roKii-  d l.abor  Cotim.il will bshcld in the minors' union hail,  corner of Vicloi in and Kootenay streets, ou tho  fii-t  and   third Thursday of each month,  at  6. J. Tiioki'k. Pres.        Jf. II, M.vniKsb.v, Sec'y.  .Speci.tl attention ki\o�� to family trade  ^S&S&l     FRANK A. TAMBLYN  Nulwn, U.C MASAOKK  FRATERNAL   SOCIETIES.  NELSON LODGE, NO. 23, A. 2\ & A. M.  Meote second Wednesday In each month.  Sojourning brethren Invited.  KNISHTS OK PYTHIAS��� Nelson Lodge, No,  25, Knightb of Pythiaa, meete tn I. O. O.'IT,  Hall, comer Baker and Kootenay streets, every  Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock. VisltniH; KnighU  cordially invitod to attend.  R. G. JOY. K. of R, & S,         _   LKONARD SCOTT, C. C.  NKLSON L. O. L., No. 11392, meets in I. O. O. V.  Rail, corner Baker and Kootenay KlrcetH,  1st and 3rd  Fiiday  of each  month.  Visiting  brethorn cordially Invited.  R. RoHivbos. W.M._W1CiwwKoitn:pRcc;-Sco.  NKLSON JKRIK, Number 22, Fraternal Order  of Kagles, meets every docond and fourth  Wednesday iueach month  in Fraternity Hall.  Vioitlng brethren welcome.  W. Gosn'ki.!.. President.  HitARLKfl PiinqRKK. Stw.rntary       ________  moneTtoloan  ON  AT 7 PER CENT  BUSINESS PROPERTY  Ajijily O. U LKNNOX. Bolicitor, Nelson B. C  NOTICE.  C'onfiMctorii and bui!dei& are hereby notified  tli.it on and after Api il 1st, the foIhmiiiK scale of  wnirt"! will be demanded. Moit.tr miners and  hod r.irilei>, $.'t.X�� foreitflit hours; olhcr buihlinif  taboiurs, ?���'! for eight houi��; c,\caMitois :10 ceiitn  a/i hour. This notice fs given so lliabllioso ��tioiu  it may concern c.in consider it In tendermy foi  contracts.  P, 0. SflAOKLKTON, Recording Secretary,  Nelson Laborers' Protective Union 81H1.  NOTICE.  A meeting ��f the Liberals of the Ncl->mi riding  of West Kootonay Hct'lnml DNiru-t i\ ill lie hold  in (lie Oddfellows Hall, Nelson, tin .^aturdaj. (be  Illst insttuit, n\ 7..'fl [i. in, Uu-im-ss: The rlcrtion  of iloloif.Uos to llio Vjmcout er l.ibeiin' Coinen  tion.   jty onlor ot the executive.  ,   A. M. JOHN3U.V. ActInj; Secretiny.  SAWMILL   FOR   SALE,  The .sawmill and plant lAtaly owned by Joseph  T. Rnbaitti.ul Kjko'l's lADdun?, and consisting  of a WMiursc power boiler, engine, CJi'iillth SC  Wedge top-rig *h\wiiiH, edger, planer, belting,  etc., etc., will be sold wheie they up�� stand.  Apply to  TAYLOR & HANNINGTON. Solicitors.  Notice of Application for License.  1, Adolpltc. Lapoiute, of I he Cit j of Nolson, in  the piovince'1 of Hrithh Columbia, hotel kicpur,  hereby #iiu notice that I intend lonpplJ" to the  Hoard of License Commissioners foi the Cily of  Nolson, at their "first meeting to be held after tho  expiration of thirtj days trom this d.ite for n  licoiiH) to sell wines, sph its, beer and other fermented and intoxicating liquors bj ipt.ul, fu iny  hotel, known as the "Monlre.il Iiolel. 'sihl.ilooti  luts numbered '��1 and 21, In block jiumbered <>7. hi  the s<iid City of Nelson. A. LAPOINTK.  Nelson, H. (,'.. Kcbruarj 8th. Win.  Notice of Application for License.  I hereby gl\c iioIko th.it I intend toapplyto  the Hoard ot Liicnsing Coiu��ni-��ioiH.'ti of Ihe  Cilvuf Nel-on nt its ne.xt meetmg for an hotel  license for the premises siumte upon lot SJ, block  (H (nortliaist coi nor of Veriiou and Hall sticets)  In tho city of Nolson. R. K. LEMON.  TN TIIK MAT'IV.R OV AN APPLICATION  A- FORA DUPLICVTKOK A cHltTII'ICATK  OF TITLL" to lot- Llc\on (Hi and Uvuhe 02),  block iweiilj-si veil (.271. Cit} of Nflscn, U. C.  Sotkc i- heroin given that it i- my intention  at the i-.\piiatioit of ono mouth fiom the  publication lieicof, to l���no a duplicate of tiie  Coililleatunf Title to the above land-, issued to  fieorge A. H. Hull, on Iho fflth day of December,  ],S<iS, and numbered 1S5J K.  S. Y, WOOTON,  Registrar ClencinL  Land lUiKistry Office, Victoria, IS, U., 19th February, lUOft, THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON, B. C, WEDNESDAY MARCH 28  1900  JUST RECEIVED  A DIRECT IMPORTATION OF  Brushes  BATH   TOOTH    NAIL   HAIR  Baker Street, Nelson  W. F. Teetzel & Co.  ing  Noav is tbe time to get a bargain iu Clothing as we tire  giving a liberal discount on  these goods for the next few  days in order to make room  for spring goods which are arriving daily  The Nelson Clothing House  217 219 Baker Street  ?!  I  Ts.i  1  E  /#-.*< 5"-^-����������>��. ���^���'5.��?.^��S. ��?�����!"��� ���0'0-0-0'0'0'0'0.0-0-0-^.^A.  \if \it  Xti  ESTABLISHED   IN   NELSON   IN  1890   $/  nr  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  ifi  il/  iti  iti  iti  Hi  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  Hi  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  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.  t*y tno neii, ilint, ui intuit tu-p irip.i'1 Urn Ih'hIiobI in quality and the latest nf stole.  You are absolutely sure of both when you buy of us. You will soon be bujinjy your  Spring and Easter jiicseiits. If jou havc bought from us befoie jou can he absolutely  sure that you are njaking the best bid with jour money. It's worth something to be'  sure, but we charge nothing extra for this surety. On the contrary it costs you less for  the surely that goes with our goods than the sorrow that may come from purchasing  eKovv hei e. Perhaps you do not lenow how popular we are with our customers. Try us  when j on want to make sure of quality and good treatment. ^   *  JACOB DOVER, The Jeweler  Jewelry and Watch Repairing Guaranteed.  Mail orders receive careful and prompt attention.  Xti  iti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  Xti  Xti  Great  Clearing  female�����  CITY LOCAL NEWS  Chief Jarvis gave notice to all  the express and transfer men yesterday that in future they must not  use Baker street near Ward for a  stand. After this, therefore, citizens desiring the services of transfer wagons will find them on Baker  street between the corner of Hall  street and the Queen's hotel. At  this point there are no stores and  fewer Avagons passing on the street.  During the coming summer the  0. P. R. contemplate expending a  large appropriation in improving  their lines in this district. One of  the features is that of filling in 36  bridges between Nelson and Hob-  son. A steam shovel will be brought  in to handle the material.  Samuel Brisbois of Nelson has  transferred to Herman Flender,  Nelson, a third interest in the  Center Star claim on Jubilee mountain, a quarter interest in the  Smuggler Fraction on Wild Horse  creek, and the Como on the south  fork of Wild Horse creek.  The C. P. R. operating department is now located in its new  quarters on Baker street in the  premises recently vacated by H. E.  Beasley. The ground floor is occupied by superintendent: Troup, chief  clerk Crandon and O. W. Weir,  chief of rail lines. On the second  flat are the offices of commodore  Gore, captain Moe, port steward,  Perley Fleming, clerk of steamboats,  and F. P. Gutelius, district engineer.  J. W. Gallup of Balfour is applying to the provincial commissioners  for a liquor license. He held a  license at Balfour for some time,  but has been out of the business  for a year or two. The commissioners meet Saturday.  The affairs of the Noonday-Curley  Mining Company haye taken on a  new aspect. Sheriff Tuck has  seized the interests of Andrew and  Hugh J. Stewart, consisting of 250,-  000 shares each, in satisfaction of  judgments obtained by T. F, and  T. G. Graham.  Judging from the mining recorder's books there must be considerable trading in connection with  the Atlin mineral claim, located on  the divide between Bear and Wild  Horse creeks. Yesterday the following transactions were recorded:  One-fourth of Atlin from Arthur J.  Campbell, Ymir to John Ryan,  Ymir, consideration $200; A. J.  Campbell to J. Ryan, William  Caffey and Pat Daly two-thirds in  Atlin Fraction; Frank Britton to  Arthur Campbell one-sixth in Atlin  Fraction.  Sheriff Tuck has seized the goods  and chatties of the Dardanelles  Mining 6c Milling Company, Limited, including 2:30 sacks of silver-  lead ore, buildings, mining machinery, etc., in satisfaction of a claim  of $1427.  II. A. Vanbuskirk recorded a  notice yesterday that he claimed  a half interest in tho Marguerite  mineral claim and a quarter interest in the Alhambra on Wild  Horse creek. He cautions all parties agaiust purchasing the above  interests.  Katie Ernst, daughter of Mr. and  Mrs. L. Ernst of Carbonate street,  left Nelson on Monday evening for  Calgary, where she will attend  school.  Tho Bank of Montreal will begin  moving from their present premises  to their own bank building ou  Thursday, and manager Buchanan  expects to have the job completed  by Saturday. The general opinion  is that the bank's new quarters are  the most elegant, if not the most  spacious in the province.  The Canadian Pacific Railway  Company has leased the Mara building at the northwest corner of  Baker and Stanley for general  offices for the district freight, passenger, and telegraph departments.  The building will be raised to grade,  a plate glass front put in, and  otherwise altered to make it more  modern in appearance!  Stoves   Stoves  We have the finest line of COAL HEATERS ever displayed in the district. We are sole agents for the famous COLE'S*HOT BLAST HEATER  Our claims for this heater is that it is adapted to any kind of coal.  CROWS NEST, LETHBRIDGE, or ANTHRACITE, burning all kinds  equally well. Not requiring the attention of an ordinary coal heater.  Economical, durable and simple in construction. See our Steel Ranges  for hard and soft coal or wood.  H. BYERS & CO.  ^i  NELSON  KASLO  SANDON  Stone, Cranbrook; W. B. Mclsaac,  Ymir.  At the Hume,���Hank Noll,  Northport; D, W. Moore, Trail;  Frank Dodd, Toronto; F. W.  Clemes, Hamilton, F. E. Morrison,  Montreal.  At the Tremont.���N. Burgess,  G. P. Hitchcock, Spokane; J. Hunt,  J. Kathrineburg, City.  At the Madden.���C. J. Johnston,  Nakusp, W. H. Whitney, Spokane.  At the Grand Central.���W. B.  Braytou, Kaslo; C. H. Castley,  Goshen, N.Y.; D.St. Pierre, Molly  Gibson mine; James A. Ludlow,  Grenfell, Assa.; AV. Lockworth,  Kitchener; R. Welch, Spokane; J.  R. Wood, Ymir; J. Harrison,  Erie,  BUSINESS   MENTION.  Railroad Supplies  Get our prices on  Wheelbarrows, Picks, Shovels, Camp Outfits, Drill Steel  Iron and Steel, Drill Hammers, Sledge Hammers  Axes, Saws, and Bellows  We Offer the Best Values in Kootenay.  LAWRENCE HARDWARE COMPANY  r'fl  HOTEL   ARRIVALS.  HUDSON'S BAY  COMPANY.  !�� $12,000   Stock   of  Dry  Goods  __       Selling at Wholesale Cost  %    ^    ^| We have decided to sell ouL our dry goods and  0�� continue exclusively  in clothing,'boots, shoes and  (^ gents' furnishings, ancl now offer all our dry goods  ^ stock at  wholesale  prices.    This  includes  all   our  ��H spring goocls  now in  stock and  in transit from' the  (^ east,     it is the first-time in  the history of Nelson  ^ that a stock of this size has been offered to the pub-  (H lie al   such  a Iqw  rate,   and all   wanting  bargains  $$fe . should not fail to see our prices.     To the ladies of  ^ Nelson we would say that this'is a good opportunity  jg| to get your spring and  summer dress goods at a ,  g��| bargain.  0(9  ^      We have received a large consignment of  g)' Underskirts which are Exceptional Values.  $Sfr Fancy Percale Underskirts at 75c  g��| Black Sateen Underskirts at $1.25 and $1.50  ��H Fancy Colored   Mercerised   Sateen   Underskirt (flotin-  Js ced) at $2.15 and $2.75  U Fancy Colored Silk Underskirts at $3.25  W New Shirt Waists at 50 and 75c  H Black Sateen Shirt Waists at $1  ��k Fancy Colored Mercerised Sateen Shirt Waists at $1.75  9   i See our new Sailor Hats at 40 and 60 cents  At this Phair.���James V. Welch,  Seven-mile Point; J. C. Drewry,  Rossland; W. H. Jelfery, Rossland;  J. Fred Ritchie, Rossland; E. F.  Burns, Procter; M. H. Cowan, Spokane; R. McRoberts,. Ymir; Boyce  Thompson, Toronto; W. A. Turner,  Ymir; E. Nelson Fell, Athabasca.  At the Queen's.���W. Skers, Exchequer mine; J5V. H. Moss,. Grand  Forks; John Pinchbeck,Slocan City;  James Livingstone, Slocan Cifcy;  John F. Joyce,  Cranbrook; W. R.  Garden  Seeds  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.  Priees same as Eastern Catalogues  INCORPORATED 1670.  Afterjoojdng all over town, and  getting prices on Carpets and Linoleums, come to us. We can suit  you.  Canada Brag & Book Co.  To Rent.���Comfortable furnished  room with use of bath. Carbonate streot few  doors east of Josephine street. Address R. A.  L., Tribmio ofllce.  To Let���Furnished or unfurnished, eight-room residence. Modern conveniences. Workshop and woodshed. Corner of  Hoover and Falls streets. Apply E. P. XV.,  Box 518.  For rent cheap to desirable parties, hotel and store at Balfour. For particulars  apply to Ti. S. Gallop, Kaslo, II. C.  Wanted���Pupils, by experienced  gentleman teacher for violin, viola, and mandolin.   Address Box G98, Nolson.  Hack   calls   left at the Bodega  Saloon.   Telephone 171.  Man going to Cape Nome has consigned ail his household furniture to Niekerson,  Baker street, opposite Queen's hotel. Call and  have a look. Blankets, sheets, table cloths, pillows, and everything you want. Goods must bo  sold at once. -. v-  With our groceries in your cupboard every meal will be a joy. Kirkpatrick &  Wilson, tho lending grocers.  For Rent���About 50 acres of cultivable land; 3 acres cleared. Situate on Colum  bia & Kootenay railway, 17 miles west of Nelson.  Kasy terms.   Apply to J. I.'. Alaiihart, Nolson  Piano for sale; practically new;  Address Box 231, Nelson.  Niekerson���Watchmaker,   Baker  street, opposite Queen's Iiolel. Twentj-fho jears  expeuence.  When your   watch   don't   keep  time, see Niokorson, Baker street. Satisfactory  woik or no chaiges.  To Let���Six-roomed house with  bath. Apply at second hand htons opposite post-  office.  Ward Bros.  REAL ESTATE AND  INSURANCE AGENTS  xif  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  185   BAKER   STREET Jg  to  Newly Laid  Town Eggs  Strictly Fresh  - * 40c per doz. at  KIRKPATRICK & WILSON'S  The Leading1  Grocers .. . .  ^���^^^^^^^^^^^t^S 0.0.0.0.0.0.  ~>V^-0.0.0-09^0^^^ ^^ap^^j.  to  xti  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  xti  to  to  Are You Satisfied?  Agents for J. & J. TAYLOR SAFES  With the tea you are using.   Jf not, try our Speclaf  Ceyion in bulk, which for excellence and flavor has"  no equal.   Ask for a sample.  TflL,*EFii.���M.ERCANTl'-E COMPANY,  Limited}  FANCY AND SIMPLE GUOCKWHS  BAKKR STREET, NELSON  NELSON  Brown & Co.  2G0 BAKEIt STREET  Rugs  American fyrminsfers, $25 to $30  English, Axminsters and Wiltons, all  sizes  English Brussels and Velvets, $9 to  $30 '  REMOVAL SALE  Wc havo moved into the Hall block, and vul  he pleabcd to meet, all Our customer and friends.  Wc cordially invite you to give lis a call, You  will find oilr goods marked atquickbellingpricefc.  This slock include'! Ready-to-wear Clothing,  Furnishing1;, Huts nnd Caps, Roots and Shoes.  Bogustown)   Fairview   Addition.  A. R. SHERWOOD  2Bfl Baker Street,  Hall block  &  REAL ESTATE  INSURANCE-AMD  GENERAL AGENT  m  w  \% We have  ^m  7'C3'zi3.  First door west  of Bank of Rritish  Columbia building.  Baker Street  \m%    U��  Smyrna, $1,25 to $4  Axnjinster, $1.25 to $5  Wilton, $6 to $10  In all sizes,  All carpets marie and laid in u woikinanhke  m.iiinei', lice of charge.  FASHIONABLE  Workmanship and  quality of goods tl|e  best obtainable  Charles D. J. Christie  GENERAL BROKER  i doorci west of Dominion Express ofllce.  P, O. Box 52J.  i'lionos: Ofllce 147, House 1C2'  FOR SALE  4-room houw and 3 lots .' ��1500  1 lot on Carbonate fctreat.... -~.. /.    4(10  2 lots Obsei vutory btreet". ." '.....   (i.">0  Slotaiimt 1-roomhoui.e.,..'.  '1100  7-ROOM HOUSE FOR RENT"  Loans nnd insurance promptly attended to.  w  m  0&  sold 75 per cent of all the  Portland Cement  Fire Bpiek and  Fire Clay      _ Used in Kootenay,  We also .handle',   - ~~~ \\ .     '     " : .     -  Steel Mining Rails,  Blacksmith's Coal, Sewer Pipe, Etc.  ^j  %  >m  GENERAL BROKER  Opposite Silver King Hotel, Baker street, Nelson  CUT PRICES IS THE  ORDER OF THE DAY  udson �� Hay  TELEPHONE 13  FOR   SALE.  ELLIOT BLOCK  RAKER STREET  A. FERLAND & CO.  Lot  Lot  Lot  Lot  Block  1  Block 5  Block 8  I  Block 7 J  Cash Offer  Fop  All Four  And I want to bo in it. I have just received  Fall samples of Suitings and Over coatings, representing a 950,000 stock 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 speoialty.  Lowest prices.  Rooms 1 and 11, Hillyer block.  ADDRESS  W. F. Teetzel, Nelson.  STEVENS, The Tailor  Fine Tailoring ^S  YOUR OWN GOODS MADE UP  OLD CLOTHES MADE GOOD AS NEW  ARTHUR GEE  Opposite Clarke Hotel, MERCHANT VAIWR  Three dwelling liou-ses for sale on easy terms.  One lot on Stanley street, opposite Royal  hotel, for sale at a bargain.  One seven-roomed house and ono three-room  house for rent.   See ANNABLB  A. R, BARROW, A.MJ.C.E.  PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  Corner Victoria and Kootenay Streets.  P. O. Box 350. TELEPHONE NO. 85  p. o. nox m:  HOUSTON BLOCK.  Blue Ribbon Tea Always on Hand1,  -Fresh Eggs Received Daily  Mn fl. Ihfifjg 4 Co.  Head Office at  NELSON, B.  O.  solesale and Retail  lers in  Fruit and Ornamental Trees  Rhododendrons, Roses, Fancy Evergreens  Aiagnolag,, Bulbs, new crop f ested seeds, for spring  Planting. Largest and most complete stock in  WcbUirn Canada. Call and make your selections  or bend for catalogue. Address at fi*e nursery  grounds and greenhouse.  ^-^   , 3S. J. HENRY.  3006 WestainBtor Road, Vaw��av��i 8. C.  Markets at   Nelson,   Kossland,   Trail,   Kaslo, Ymir,  Sandon,  Silverton  New  ^^vS^!fa8U^ GmUd F��rkS' GreenW��0d' ^cade1%; Ml  Orders Promptly Forwarded  way,  Mail  That Light is Poor     ��AHUiji  GAS PITTING O0E SPECIALTY  PLUMBHf�� OF ALL KINDS  Victoria Street, opposite Postoffice.  STftACHAN BROS.  H*aw-.

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