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The Nelson Tribune 1900-04-18

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 DAILY  EDITION   BY   MAiL  FIVE  DOLLARS A YEAR  une  WEEKLY EDITION BY MAIL  TWO DOLLARS A YEAR  EIGHTH YEAR.  NELSON:  WEDNESDAY MORNING, APRIL  18 1900.  PRICE FIVE  CENTS  DIFFERENCES   OF   OPINION  At tlio City Council.  There was a somewhat interesting  session   of   the   eity   council   last  evening as the result of Dr. Arthur's  efforts to usurp the functions of the  office of chief magistrate, and as it  was generally understood  that  an  issue was to be made at  last  evening's session, all the members were  present.    Dr. Arthur  was  opposed  to mayor Houston  as  a candidate,  aiid since his election as chief magisr  tratc he has been quietly  working  to embarrass and discredit  his administration  of   municipal  a/fairs.  Advantage was taken of a reported  difference of opinion between, the  '��� mayor-aiul the city engineer as  to  ,   the  manner  of   sloping   a  cut  on  (    Front street,  east  of   Hall  street,  and after the regular motion to adjourn had been adopted, Dr. Arthur  moved    the   following    resolution,  ���which was  seconded   by  alderman  Wilson:  "Resolved that as the city engineer is responsible to the council  for the proper execution of all public works, that ho be and is hereby  instructed by this council to engage  all labor required in the performing  of such work's."'  This    resolution    was   launched  without a word in the way of pro-  face and   was   very  naturally  received by the mayor as an intended  insult to himself and an intimation  that those who  engineered  it  designed to  make the  city engineer  the superior instead of the subordinate olliccr of the chief magistrate  of the   city.    When   it   was   read  mayor  Houston  said:    "I  think  1  will have to rule this resolution out  of order.    Tho   Municipal   Clauses  A--t* makes the  mayor  the  responsible officer of the city, and until it  is repealed or amended the present  mayor will exercise  the  authority  which the legislature  of the  province has vested in  him.    Sub-section 'd' of section eleven of Lhe Municipal   Glauses   Act   reads:    'The  mayor  or  reeve  shall  have unrestricted authority and power to in-  bpect and order "the  conduct of all  officers and employees of the eorpo-  ��� ration, and to direct the method of  management;   of    the    corporation  business aud affairs, and to suspend  the officers  and  employees  cf tho  corporation, and, as  far  as in  hi.s  power to cause all negligence, ^carelessness and  violation  of duty on  the part of officers and employees  to be prosecuted and punished; but  every   such   rase    of    suspension  shall  be   reported   to  tho  council  at its next sitting, and if the council '   decide     by      resolution     to  reinstate ' auy     officer  , who   has  been so,suspended they may do so,  or the council may decide to make  such   suspension   absolute.'     That  appears to be  reasonably plain to  me that tho mayor i.s tho responsible oflieer of the corporation."  '    Alderman   Arthur.���There   may  be a difference of opinion  between  the mayor and the council  on that  X^oint.     _ Mayor Houston.���There no doubt  is a. difference of opinion between  the mayor aud certain members of  the council upon a great many  questions; bub I do not intend so  long as'I am mayor that the city  engineer or any other .subordinate  city official shall exercise the authority which is vested in me. X have  ruled this resolution out of order.  ])o you, (Dr. Arthur) appeal from  the ruling of the chair?  Alderman ArLhur appealed from  the ,ruling of the chair, and the  same was sustained, all members  voting for it in order to open up  the question as to the powers conferred upon the mayor by tho Municipal Clauses Act.  When the vote was taken, mayor  Houston said that it did not matter  to him what resolution the council  might pass; while ho "was mayor  he would exercise the authority  which the Municipal Clauses Act  gave him. He added that he considered the resolution as a personal  insult, offered without just cause.  The insult was offered in spite of  the fact that no member of the  council could show that tho mayor  had employed any but good and  faithful men. When such could  be shown it woidd be time enough  for members of the council to move  such au insulting resolution as that  offered by alderman Arthur. Tho  members of Lhe council who were  supporting the resolution could not  show that the mayor had employed  a single man who was either incapable or unfaithful.  Alderman Arthur ��� Did tho  mayor not send nine men to work  on ti job where there was no  work  for them ?  Mayor Houston���The mayor early  this forenoon was on Stanley  street, where grading was being  done. The chairman of the public  works committee and the city engineer were also there, and it was  agreed that the work should be  rushed. The foreman said tha,t he  could work more men to advantage  if he had more teams. I secured  the teams and gav6 one man, who  said he and five others were ready  to work, a note to the foreman to  , be put on the job.  Alderman. Irvine; chairman of  the public works committee, corroborated the statement of the  mayor in this respect. While he  and the city engineer were talking  a teamster came up and cursed because he was not given employment  in preference to one other teamster  whom the chairman of the public  works committee had considered as  a deserving case, and had been instrumental in securing employment  for him. Alderman Irvine said  that it appeared to him that the  section of the Municipal Clauses  Act which was quoted by the  mayor made it very plain that the  mayor was acting within his  authority, aud that the resolution  offered by alderman Arthur was  out of order. His reading of the  sub-section in question was that  the mayor had unrestricted authority in such matters.  Alderman Arthur ventured the  opinion that he did not think that  the clause was intended to apply to  the conduct of public works.  Mayor Houston's reply to this  was that alderman Arthur probably  did not consider public works as a  part of the corporation's business  affairs.  Alderman Arthur suggested that  the    corporation    might    dispense.  with the city engineer  in  such  an  event.  Mayor Houston retorted that the  city engineer was not the mayor of  Nelson, and he predicted that he  would not exorcise the functions of  mayor so, long as the present incumbent remained in office.  Alderman Hall asked the, mayor  whether .certain worki-had not beeu  done in a manner which was not  approved by the city engineer.  Mayor Houston replied that: he  did not know of any such cases.  Alderman Hall then called the  city engineer, who after much hesi-,  tauoy said that some parts of certain work had been done according  to the mayor's suggestions".  Alderman Hall, by the way of  prompting the city engineer, said  that ho had reference to the cut on  Front street.  Mayor Houston replied that the  city engineer could no doubt inform  the members of the council why the  changes which were decided upon  were made.  ' City engineer McCuIloch meekly  ventured the statement that he  thought tho changes were made  upon the mayor's suggestions.  Mayor Houston (to eity engineer  McCuIloch)���Did yon offer any objection when the work was done?  Did you_tell me that the slope was  "unsafe? Ydli-were down there  every day, as often as I was. The  great trouble with you is that you  are afraid to say yes or no on any  proposition to anyone, I am content to leave the matter of the  Front street cue to any member of  the council to say 'whether it has  not beeu done as well as  it need have been done,  in fact as far as that goes the city  eugineer, upou the work in question, did not want to carry out the  orders of the council. He did not  want to give the cut any slope  at all.  Alderman Wilson said that the  motion had certainly been of sorne  service, in that it seemingly had  cleared up the question as to the  responsibility of the mayor for the  conduct of city affairs. He was  satisfied with the mayor's interpretation of the sub-section of the  Municipal Clauses Act.  Mayor Houston���It is well to understand this matter. I have probably put on a dozen men ou the  street gangs since work commenced.  Docs this show that I have taken  undue advantage of my position  and gone to the extreme limit to  put on my friends? There has not  beeu a day that 1 have not refused  work to from five to twenty men^  As mayor, I have no de&irc to enter  into a conflict with the council. No  single official act of mine shows  any such intention. But I was  elected mayor, and until I attempt  to usurp the powers of the council  the members of the  council  should  be careful how they encroach upou j the Duncan Mines,  was appointed  the privileges of the mayor. I city auditor at a salary of $250. He  Alderman Hall���The city engineer says with respect to the Front  street work that you gave the or-  ders and that the work was not  done under his direction.  Mayor Houston replied that both  the engineer and the foreman in  charge of the gang were opposed  to making the cut, so that the sidewalk could be laid on a line with  the two pieces that had beeu laid  previously. As to the excavation  of tho street to its present depth,  the engineer made no objection  whatever.  Alderman Hall ��� These things  should have been made known to  the council. .      .  Mayor Houston���I do not think  so. If the public works committee  find that any. work has .not  been done as it should have been,  it is their duty to so report to the  council. Since there appears to be  a stickling over fine points, I might  say that it is usual for the chairman of a committee to voice the  opinion of the committee. I have  not heard that the chairman of the  public Avorks committee shares in  the opinion of the other member of  the committee who is supporting  the motion introduced by alderman  Arthur. In future it will be advisable to receive reports from the  committee through their chairman.  Alderman Hall���I have a right  to express ray opinion.  Mayor Houston���No one questions that right; but you have no  right to usurp the functions of the  entire committee .of which ��� you  happen to be a m'ember.    " *   -  Alderman Irvine, chairman of the  public  works   committee,  made  a  statement of matters iu connection  with the Front street work, which  bore out the statement of the mayor  with respect to the city engineer's  position on the  matter of sloping  the cut.    He said that after the cut  had beeu made the foreman called  his attention to  the perpendicular  banks,   which   were   unsafe.    The  order for the sloping of the" banks  was given by the mayor.    It was a  matter ^vhich was discussed at a  meeting of the  public works committee, at which alderman Hall was  present and which appearedat the  time to be generally understood.  _  The motion to adjourn was again  moved," but alderman 'Arthur insisted upon moving his  resolution  again.    This time it received but  three votes, namely, alderineu Arthur, McKillop and Hall.   The remainder   of   the   council,   namely,  aldermen Irvine, Morrison and AVilson being counted j'n the negative,  the mayor declared the motion lost.  The proceedings of  tho council  prior   to   the first  motion to  adjourn were very tame.   There were  reports from the finance aiid public  works committees, both of which  were adopted as read.   The former  recommended  the payment of accounts aggregating  $1915, and the  second recommended (1) That a 0-  foot %valk be laid on the west side  of Hall street between Carbonate  and Mill  streets; (2) that a  (5-foot  sidewalk be laid on the south side  of Mill street to extend 200  feet  east of Cedar; (3) that a 6 foot side-  wall^ be laid on the north side _qf  "Mill street from Josephine to connect with the present walk; (4) that  a 0-foot sidewalk be laid  on the  south side of Carbonate street from  Josephine ��� to Hall   street; (5) that  the sidewalk on the south side of  Latimer street east of the brewery  be completed; (0) that a pipe sewer  be laid in the lane in blocks. 7 and  8; (7) that the water main  bo extended on   Observatory  street to  lots 13 and 14 in block -Hf; (8) that  Thorpe & Company be requested to  connect with the sewer forthwith:  (9) that Vornon street be cleared of  rocks, stumps, etc.," (10) that  rules  and  regulations  for  tho  maintenance and control of the city cemetery be drafted, and that the price  of plots be$10eaehj (11) that action  in regard to the petition asking aid  for the city band be deferred for  one,week;   (12) that the necessary  sewer, pipe for the year 1900 be  purchased from the 13. C. Pottery  Company and that the necessary  water pipe be purchased; (13) that  a typewriter be purchased for use  in the city office.  The special committee on fire  equipment reported recommending  the purchase of 1200 feet of Paragon  hose and a combination chemical  fire engine.    It was adopted.  The report of engineer McCuIloch,  that the widening of the wharf and  construction of an approach would  cost $2700, was received and filed.  The wharf problem stands where it  did after the passage of the resolution to replank it,  E. 13. MoDermid, bookkeeper for  one  received six votes as against  cast for J. J. Campbell.  In connection with the application of J. V. O'Loughlan to have  some filliug done oh Vernon street,  the engineer was instructed to submit an estimate of the cost of the  necessary retaining wall in front of  tho. Broken Hill block on Baker  street, after which ..the disposal of  the earth from the Kirkpatrick -  -Wilson-Clements block will be decided upon.  The council decided to put in the  sewerin blocks 7 and 8 by day's  labor. ;  It was also decided  curbing .. on    streets  Baker" street (for .'one  way) at fifteen  line, making it  street. \' ":,��;-i;:���'-/"' -ic  :. On motion of alderman Arthur  seconded by alderman 'Wilson the  public works committee Was instructed to purchase a steam drill  for use instead of hand drillers.  toV fix the  intersecting  block each  .feet from the lot  conform: to' Baker  CHIEF OF POLICE IS KILLED  Mutilated by (Chinamen.  Vancouver, ApKl  17.���[Special  to The Tribune.]���The body of chief  of police Alexander Main of Steves-  ton, who disappeared last Saturday,  was found late this afternoon.   He  had   been    murdered,   apparently  shortly  after   his,  disappearance,  and  his  horribly -mutilated  body  was found  buried  near where  he  had  evidently  been"-killed.    Main  left Steveston, which  is  the, headquarters of the Salmon  fishing  industry on Fraser river, early Saturday morning, he .was  going  down  the beach a couple iniles  to  search  some Chinamen's  shacks for stolen  property.    He intended  to  return  iu three hours at the most, but not  'much anxiety was-jfelt when he did  not show up the same evening.    It  was thought he was away on some  other quest.    Since Sunday morning, however, search jmrties -have  been out.  ' -  At 3 "o'clock this afternoon Joseph  Trites was walking Wong the dyke  'near the Chinamen's shacks, which  Main liad intended to-search. He  noticed some new ground, about 100-  yards away from the nearest house,  and idly stuck a fence picket iuto  the manure that partly covered the  new earth. He touched Main's  boot.    He got help, and a few min  utes later, they pulled  out Main's  INCOMPETENTS ARE TO CO  Changes are Pending.  Loxnox, April 18.���4 a.m..���The  government has chosen this as the  moment to publish a dispatch from  lord Roberts, pronouncing censure  upon sir Redvers Buller and sir  Charles Warren, two of his most  importantsubordinate commanders.  This dispatch, -written on February  13th, has been in the hands of the  war office for five weeks, and just  why it is published now in the  middle of the campaign is not  .understood, unless it is expected  that general Buller and general  Warren will ask to be relieved of  their.commands.       .- r  The.revelation of their incapacity  must tend to undermine the confidence of the troops in their leadership. Lord Roberts' dispatch, with  the enclosures, is the great feature  of the London press this morning.  In an editorial the Daily News  speaks of the "somewhat appalling  language of the dispatch," and then  goes on to say: "Upon the whole  these dispatches are disquieting  and disheartening in no ordinary  degree. Following immediately  upon the recall of general Gatacre,  they will create a widespread feeling of uneasiness and anxiety."  The Standard, which is supposed  to bo in the confidence of the government, says: "It is scarcely  likely that the publication of lord  Roberts' dispatches is without a  a purpose. It irresistibly suggests  whether it is not to be followed by  further important changes in  South African commands. Painful  as such measures may be, there  must be no hesitation in clearing  them out."  Lord Roberts' long wait and the  Boer activity have seriously disturbed public equanimity.* He is  still 300 miles from Pretoria. No  one doubts the ultimate success of  the British 'arms, but behind the  British army that crushes the Boer  army an army of occupation will  hav.e to be installed. From various  sources come hints that more men  than are already provided for will  have to he sent out.  Lord Roberts indicates that at  least 10,000 men are advancing  to  and filthy expressions were shouted.  At the quay these cries were loud  and persistent, despite the presence  of French military authorities in  full uniform, and it was well that  the British blue jackets, forming  the lauding party sent to receive  the body, did not understand what  was being said. Just before the  cruiser sailed for Gibraltar with the  body it became generally known on  the ship what had occurred, and it  is said that the officers had much  difficulty in restraining the men  from breaking loose, getting ashore  and having "A slap at them damn  Mounseersj"   The Greenwood Sampler.  Greenwood, Aprir 17.���R; L.  Armit, the representative of the  sampling itworks at Nelson, who  ���desires to move that plant to this  city, is again in town. He is accom--  panied by L. G. Wolfe, a practical  sampler man. Mr. Wolfe appeared  before the board of trade at its  annual meeting and discussed at  length the advantages of a sampler  to the Boundary district. The  board of trade is now moving to secure to the city this plant, which  has a daily capacity of 250 tons.  The city will probably give a bonus  to Mr. Armit, if terms can be  arrived at, for the establishment of  a sampler at this point. Mining  men interviewed by the correspondent are all in favor of the  proposition. It rests with the  Greenwood citizens whether the  sampler shall be established.  cut off the Boers who are investing  Wepener. .As there are reports  from the Basuto border that firing  body. Main's throat was cut, evi- has been heard in the direction of  dently with a sharp knife or a ra- ^ho hills towards Dewetsdorp, it is  xov, and a great gash laid open the possible that general Chermside's  side of his face. His hands were advanced troops are already.,in ao-  cut off from the forearm. A dozen tion with the Boers. Lord Roberts  or more wounds covered the'parts wires that he expects to clear-the  of his body that were not literally southeastern seetioii of the Free  hacked to pieces. Both legs were State east of the railway; and then  broken below the thigh.    He had    to swing round  to  the  north and  evidently been thrown into the  hastily dug hole head first, for-the  nearly severed neck allowed the  head to be pushed down tight over  his breast. It appeared that besides being cut with a knife he had  beeu smashed repeatedly with a  pickaxe or bludgeon, and In this^  way "his legs were broken. The  body of Main's big dog had been  similarly dealt with and had been  thrown into tho hole before his  master's body.  This morning the two Chinamen  who lived in the building which  Main had gone to visit, were arrested by detective Wylic of Vancouver. 'Wylie went through the  shack and found' the stolen property that Main had been looking  for. It has since boon identified  by a resident of Steveston. A  third Chinaman, who lived in the  same cabin, disappeared early 'this  morniug and has apparently been  swallowed up by tiie earth. The  evidence against the Chinamen is  so strong that a police party has  left to arrest'the seven other Chinamen living in the immediate neighborhood. The two celestials " already in jail are Ah Quong and  Jim Chung.  Main had been chief of police at  Steveston for three years and was  very popular. He leaves a wife  but no children.  turn, one after another, the' positions held by the Boers north of  Bloemfontein.  ' General Buller's prohibition of all  press telegrams in Natal until further notice, is taken to indicate that  a movement is about to begin there.  Yesterday's Transfers.  The following transactions were  entered at the mining recorder's office yesterday: W. L. Bannon of  Nelson, transferred a third iu the  Arthur mineral claim, a quarter iu  the Iroquois, a half in the California,  to and a half in the Greeu Mountain  E. II. Winslow of Spokane. The consideration was$500,aud this includes  a third interest in a cabin and tools.  The claims are located on Hidden  creek. In consideration of $100, A. M.  Seed of Aimstrong transferred the  Ethel mineral claim situated at  Deer Park to S. V. Seed of Grand  Forks. Jacob Sterile -transferred a  half interest in the Gold Star' mineral chum P ou ,Porcupine creek to  C. F. Matters. Both"parties reside  at Ymir. " " ���  OPERATIONS IN FREE STATE  Wepener Still Invested.  Loxnox, April 17.���The war  office has received the following  from lord Roberts, dated Bloemfontein, April 17th: "Our force at  Wepener is still surrounded, but  it is reported that the enemy are  attacking in a very half-hearted  manner and are very anxious  about their communications, hearing  that forces are approaching Wepener from two directions, one under  general Rundell via Reddersburg,  and another under general Brabant, with geueral Hart's brigade  -in support, via Rouxville. On the .  reoccupation of Rouxville April  15th, the few Boers there retired  and general Brabant -made some  important arrests."  "Violent storms of rain have  somewhat interfered with the >  march of these columns, bnt it is'  hoped they will soon be able "to  make their presence more decidedly  felt  "General Settle reports from'  Kenhardt April 14th, that 200  Transvaalers made a determined  attack the previous day ou Dopass-  port, held by a party of Orpen's  Horse. Our losses-were two killed  and one wounded. The enemy's  losses must have been heavy as  they applied to us for doctors' and  an ambulance.".  Northport Smelter.  The smelter at Northport, notwithstanding the fact that the Le  Roi will soon be sending to it 3000  tons of ore a week, will not start  up for at least six weeks. Tho ore  will have to be roasted, and this requires considerable time, and besides this tho management desires  to have a large surplus of ore on  hand so that if the mine should  stop shipping for a short period it  would not be necessary to close  down tho smelter for a lack of ore.   The-Watckmakers'^Union.  To tlio Editor of The Tribune:  The journeymen watchmakers and  jewelers pledge themselves to support and uphold the employing  jewelers, of Nelson, who are willing  to pay good workmen good wages,  in order to'help them maintain the  present scale of prices for repairing,  By doing so we protect not, only  them, but the public and ourselves  from the unskilled workmen and  the evils incident to ' low wages.  We want to'Jive and let live. Wo  pay taxes and are credited with  being good citi/.ens. The officers  and members of qur union are: A,  T. Noxon, president? W. L. Smith,  .secretary-treasurer; J. II. Niekerson, E. \V. Grierand J. Wadds, delegates to the Trades and Labor  council; W. F, Ross, T. IJ. Brown,  W. M. Parker and A. G. Ilepcnstall.  W. Ii. Smith,,Secretary.  April 17th, 1900.  Disgraceful Scenes,  Loxnox, April 17.���Mail advices  from Algiers .show that the censor  played havoc with tho dispatches  describing the removal of the body  of field marshal sir Donald Stewart.  The rumor that there was a disgraceful exhibition of Anglophob-  ism lias proved well founded. Tho  official honors paid to the body  were all that could be desired; in  fact they exceeded what was actually reqiured by the protocol applicable to such eases. But with the  crowd in the streets and at tho  quay matters were very differ-  erent All along the route cries  were     raised     'Vivo     les   Boers.'  Plucky Mafeking.   -  Makekixg, April 17.���-The success  of lieutenant Smith-Eman, the  Rhodesian scout, who, with the exception of a Renter correspondent,  a cyclist, is the only white man  who has entered Mafeking since the  siege began, is likely to prove of  great value to colonel Plumer to  whom he has returned with dispatches, should Plumer decide. to  raise thesiegeof Mafekingiu earnest.  A Scottish crofter has introduced a  method of making uoiuishing porridge with oat bran, which is a  -great boon and is settling the question of feeding the natives. We  are now confident of holding out  two months longer. The men iii  the trenches are determined to  play the game to the end.  Will Soon Ship."  Greenwood, April   17,���On  the  Brandon & Golden Crown mine in  Wellington camp cross-cutting is in  progress at both the 150-foot and  300-foot levels.    The main shaft has  beeu   sunk  feet.      Tho   total  work today on this property is 2250  feet, Ore bins holding 800 tons  have been constructed and are already filled with 400 tons 'of high  grade shipping ore and 400 tons of  second grade ore, which will be  shippedto the smelter as soon as  the sub-spur to the mine from Hartford Junction is completed.  No More Prize  New York, April 17.  Fights.  -The board  of police commissioners today refused the application'of the Coney  Island Sporting Club, for a permit  from May 1st to September 1st,  when the anti-boxing law which  was passed at the late session of  the legislature will go into effect.  The application of this club for a  renewal of its license was the first  to be icceived and the board's  actiou is taken as an indication that  all similar applications would be  refused.    Athabasca Mill Run.  II. W. Musson, acting manager  of the Athabasca Gold Mine, Limited, sends thn following to Tiik  Trihune as the results of the run  at the company's ten-stamp mill  for the month of March:  Period of i mi. .'M illijh itnd 7 hour*.  TdiHicni-iliod, lifi.  Value of bullion recovered. $11411 ."SO.  Value of conruiitiaU'S rcuowred, 311"-'.*'.  Total \nltit s r< mvoicrt, 910.H71.I0.  V.Uiit'-t retin wod !>er ton erii&liotl. I'JJ.Gli,  Dangers of Trapping.  Kaslo, April 17.���[Special to The  Tribune.]���Dan MacDonald, an old  trapper, and a young fellow named  Waller had a frightful experience  while trapping. They were plodding up Frye creek when a male and  female bear attacked them. MacDonald hid behind a tree while  Waller attempted to climb a hemlock. The big male bear seized his  feet just as he was getting out of  reach. The brute sunk "his huge  tusks deep into and pulled Waller  down.- In rising Waller got hold  of a stick and jabbed the bear on  the nose knocking him down the  side of a small mound. Meanwhile  the other bear had left MacDonald .  alone and had rushed after a small  dog which yelped *at her, "> Waller  said that theaog saved his lifetifor  when the male bear got up and  found the female gone he too  dashed into the forest. The dog  arrived in camp ten hours later.  MacDonald'had to carry Waller to  camp where the lad lay for two  weeks  suffeiiug from the  wounds  inflicted.   1   Competition For Boundary.  Victoria, April 17.���[Special to  The Tribune.]���Smith Curtis at  Vancouver today confirmed the  statement that the government  proposes to issue an order-in-coun-  cil under the Tramway Incorporation Act to authorize Toronto capitalists to build a.tramway to serve  the-purpose of the Kettle River  railway project. He said he had  suggested this course. It will be  made a condition that the builders  must .sell, the road to the government on application, and the-gov- -  ernmeut will take steps to post  themselves on the exact cost.  Commissions For Canadians.  Ottawa, April 17.���[Special to  The Tribune.]���The imperial government has decided to give 21 out  of tlio 41 commissions to be granted  to Canadians in tho- regular army  to oflicers and non-commissioned  officers serving in South Africa. Six  commissions will be given to Canadian gentlemen who, with the fourteen which have been given to the  Royal Military College, Kingston,  will make 11 in all. Lord Roberts  will send the names of the 21 of  these in South Africa whom he recommends us candidates for commissions.  Mail for Cape Nome.  Wasiiixgtox,     April     17.-  -The  postal authorities have given notice  that registered letters aud parcels  for Nome will be. dispatched April  30th from San Francisco and Puget  Sound. And from that date, aud  during the open navigation season,  registered mail will also be forwarded to all postollices on the  Yukon river in Alaska and north of  .St. Michael.  Thanks From Roberts.  Ottawa, April 17.���His excellency the governor general litis received the following cable from  field marshall lord Hoberts : Bloemfontein, April 16.���Please thank  people of Canada on behalf of myself and troops and colonel Rycrson  for the generous gifts just received.  (Signed), Roberta. jug^aw^Mtk '.�����*!��.�� *  THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON B. C WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18 1900  * i'  3.  I*  ->  ]& ,  -I-.  p  I lift . /���  . u  IT'  \&'\  ffi.-  l#lf  Ite"'  _ ..Ijj *  ��� 3C       "j  Ik  ��\:  |&'���  p,.:-  IS'-  II*' *  It i  III'".  h  iW'  I*'!1  iH  I5 *  r '  I'" i  li *���'  H*i  I' f  w  hit'  [if  &  NEW DRY GOODS STORE  KERR & CO.  TODAY-TUESDAY  We are showing White Pique and Crash Linen Skirts, all the new  makes, box pleat, and Overskirt, Check Overskirt on Plain Linen; these  tire entirely new. !  Parasols���Just to hand and thoy arc worth your inspection.  See our Corsets at $1, $1.50 and $2;  extra value and perfect lit.  Motto:    Good Goods, Cash and One Price.  P. S.    Standard Pattern in Stock.  MADDEN BLOCK,  BAKER STREET.  KERR& CO.  MENS  CHILDRENS  BOYS  Tailor-Made Clothing  Clothing, Overalls   and   Furnishings.    Every   article   of the finest  quality produced by the best manufacturers.  New  Patterns and  Colorings,  '      ii'    Latest Styles, Up-to-date  in every respect,  complete   variety   of  Serges, Worsted, Cheviots, Tweeds  which  to  make a  selection.  .    ' ! " Prices to suit any and  every purse.  from  ROWN    <&    CO.   Hall Block, 296 Baker St.  '&$      ��  773-c2'c=>'i=JTg7-e=>-e2-t=>-<=2-fi5.T��S  All the Latest Designs  in  Wall  Paper  i&  B  m  m  Q We have just received a consignment of Wall  ij Papers which gives us the largest  stock ever carried in the Kootenays  %  $k  See us for Paper Hanging and Painting  of every description  F. J. Bradley c�� Co.  Sign Painters and Decorators.  Corner of Josephine and Victoria Streets Nelson  Fancy Room Moulding at 21 cents a foot arid upwards.  ���  Prompt attention given to mail orders.    Samples and prices on request  *=v  M*  -C3-��=)'(=2'  m  l-eZ'fiJ'i  ggiie 8Eritom&  "EVEn.vj'iij.vcf   is   now  working  '��� satisfactorily .at our mines, and J  '��� hope there will not be anything  " done to disturb the good feeling  " that   at present exists between  " ourselves and the men," was the  remark of a gentleman who   has  thousands   of   dollars invested in  mining property in Kootenay and  in real estate in Nelson.    Tub Trui$-  uxfi is  of   opinion  the  above expresses tKe views and wishes   of  fully ninety per cent of the people  of Kootenay district.    All the mine  owners and managers who are not  mere politicians are satisfied to give  _the_.eight-liour law a fair-trial,-and  the   mine   workers   who, are   not  socialistic agitators are  trying  to  prove that they tire worthy of the  concessions they have won by legislation and by a willingness to meet  their employers at all times to adjust differences that may arise. But  this does not .suit the politicians.  They do not thrive when the people  ai'e contented and prosperous. They  can only thrive by raising  issues  that tend to disrupt existing conditions;    to    array    one   clement  against another ;   to sot  neighbor  against,neighbor.    At  tlio coming  election tho people are determined  to make themselves heard.     Their  votes will be cast for the candidates  who stand for Peace and Prosperity.  This action taken by the journtey-  meii watchmakers and jewelers  of  Nelson shows clearly the  relations  that -exiat between  the employee  nnd the employer.    The fair employer pays his employee wages on  wliich he can Jive and -support a  family in comfort.   Sn order to do  this he must of necessity make a  fair charge for  the work  that  he  turns   out.    The unfair   employer  cares nothing for JiLs  employees; if  unable to get a fair share of trade  lie cuts prices, and that of necessity  cuts   wages.    The  fair   employer  must do likewise in order to keep  his trade. There can be but one result to this competition: wages must  fall. To their credit be it said, the  fair employing jewelers of Nelson  are determined to stand by their  employees "to maintain fair wages  aud fair prices for work done.  BULLER'S OPERATIONS ARE  i 1  Criticized by Roberts.  Lpxnox, April, 17.--The war office tonight publishes in the Gazette  a dispatch from lord Roberts, dated  February 18th, submitting general  Buller's dispatch describing Spion  Kop and other operations from  January-17th to January 24th.  Lord Roberts complains that the  plan of operations is not clearly de-  had not been entertained. Yet  almost immediately after Coke's departure Thorneycroft issued orders  without reference to the superior  authority, which upset the whole  plan of operations and rendered unavailing the sacrifices already made  to carry it into effect. On the  other hand, it is only right to say  that he appears to have behaved  in a very gallant manner. General  Buller's report, commenting upon  general Warren's report of the cap-  tu re of Spion Kop, after disputing  the correctness of some of Warren's  statements, and describing some of  the dangerous situations occupied  by Warren's force, tells how he saw  the force at Spion Kop had given  way before Warren knew of it.  General Buller continued: "I  have not thought it necessary to  order an investigation. If at sundown the defence of the .summit  had been taken in hand, entrenchments laid but and tho dead and  wounded removed, the whole place  would have been brought under  regular military command and the  hills would have been held. Those  on top of the hill were ignorant of  the fact that the guns were coming  up. It is admitted that all of:  Thorneycrof t's command acted with  the greatest gallantly throughout  the day and relieved the situation.  But preparations for the second  day's defence should have been  organized during the day and commenced at night. As this was not  done, I think Thorneycroft exercised  great discretion.  It is to be regretted that Warren  did not himself visit Spion Kop in  the afternoon, knowing, as he did,  that the state of affairs was very  critical,  and that the loss of the  position would involve the  failure  of the  operations.    lie commenced  to summon Coke to headquarters,  and  the  command  at   Spion  Kop  thus devolved on Thorneycroft, unknown to Coke, who was under the  impression that the command devolved upon colonel Hill as  senior  officer."     Offences  or mistakes of  this kind may be trivial in themselves, yet they may exercise an  important influence  on  the course  of events, and 1 believe Buller was  justified in  remarking on his conviction     that       there       was      a  want of   organization    and     system which   acted   most   unfavorably     on     the     defence. The  attempt to relieve Ladysmith was  well devised, and I agree with Bui-,  ler in thinking it ought to have succeeded. That it failed, may in some  measure have been due to the difficulties of the ground and the commanding .positions held by the enemy, and probably also to errors of  judgment and want of administrative capacity on the part of Wai -  reu.   But whatever faults' Warren  may have committed,  the failure  must also be attributed to the disinclination t of the   ollicer   in   supreme command to assert his au-  thority   and   see   that    what   he  thought best was done, and also to  the unwarrantable and ueedlessas-  sumption   of   responsibility   by a  subordinate officer."    '  The dispatch concludes: ''The  gratifying feature of these dispatches is the admit able behaviour  of the troops throughout the operations."  t^ . 00 .00 . 0* .00 . fi* .00 . 0* .00 . 00 .fi* . 00 .00  ^^. >gfc. ^ay \2*fe> *^v *J!S"-2��fc *^S&' >B^ ��� ^^�� ^v *J5&* ^^ *JSS*^& '.25&  ���*���*.**��&. ���>���* ���>&��. ���^���^k. ���>���* -^ ���>��* ���<o��. ���^�����^ >^  00- 00'fi*'fi*  Mr  iti  xti  m  Xlf  36   Baker   Street  iti  iti  iti  Annual Spring Sale House Furnishings, Carpets, Oilcloths,  Linoleums, Window Shades, Lace Curtains, Portieres, Poles  Now is the time for Spring House Cleaning- aijd replenishing- new for old.  We will offer special reduction in this department for the next ten days.  iti  iti  iti  iti  Tapestry Carpet from . . 50c up  Brussels Carpet from . . $1.20 up  Axminstieri Carpet from . $1.25 up  English Wilton from . . $1.50 up  Ingrain Carpet from   ."   .    .    50c up  ';- All Cafpets sefred and laid'free  Floor Oilcloth from  Window Shades from    .  Curtain Poles from  Lace Curtains from  Art Rugs and Squares at all prices  25c  40c  40c  75c  up  up  up  XM  of charge  xti  \��  m  "*&.'^'^_<,Al^i^"t_" ��?>������B'jjfr���S^'Sfr%^^^^SUS^S^^^ft 0*.fi*.0*.<*t'**-"*-0"��� 0__\\^m'��� "*-**-���*-*!0'��� is0-**-**'0t'*&  '0*' 00 '00- 0*' 0*' 00 ��� 0*' 0*' 0*' 0*' 0*- 0*' 0*' 0*' 0*' 0**0* 8?^^^^ ��� ^k ��5T- ^ -3k ��� ^ �����^ ^^ST- '���S -SJ ��� *35 ��^ ��� ^^��><  ��  mm  ^  ���(=>-  mm  We have sold 75 per cent of all the  Portland Cement  Fipe Brick and  Fire Clay  %  Used in Kootenay.  We also handle  Steel Mining Rails,  Blacksmith's Coal, Sewer Pipe, Etc.  w  m  m  H. J. EVANS & CO.  NELSON, B. C.  .C=).CZ)-  Garden  Seeds  Caqada Drug & Book Go.  We are readyfor your gardening. Fresh seeds in bulk, both  Vegetable and Flower Seeds, also  Lawn Grass and White Clover,  HUDSON'S BAY  scribed in the dispatches.  Lord Roberts deal.s severely with  general Warren and some others,  even general Buller does not escape.  Lord   Roberts    continues:     "As  Warren considered it impossible to  make the wide flanking movement  wliich was recommended, if not actually prescribed, in the  secret  iu-  s true tion s, he should have acquainted Buller with the he proposed to adopt.    There is  nothing  to show that he did or not, but it k  only fail' to Warren to point  that  Buller itppears throughout to- have  been aware of what was going on."  Regarding the withdrawal from  Spion kop, the retention  of  which  had become essential to the relief  of Ladysmith', lord Roberts says: "J  regreo   to   be   unable    to    concur  with Bullet'  in  thinking Thorneycroft   exercised   a wise discretion  in   ordering    the    retirement    of  Lhe troops.    I  am  of the opinion  that his   assumption  of   responsibility and   authority wa.s wholly  inexcusable.    During the night, tho  enemy's fire could not have been  formidable aud it would not have  taken more than two or three hours  for him  to communicate by messenger witJnnajor Coke or Warren.  Coke appears" to have  left Spion  Jiop at 9,-SO p.m. for the purpose of  consulting with -Warren.     Up to  that hour the id��a of  withdrawal  Prices same as Eastern Catalogues  . J. Robie  TAILOB  Workmat}si|ip and  quality of goods ti\e  best obtainable  JVelson Saw &  Planing -W|ills5 Limited  Are prepared to furnish by rail, barge or teams  Dimension Lumber, Rough and Dressed  Lumber, Local and Coast Ceiling, LocaLancj  Coast Flooring, Double Dressed Coast Cedar  Rustic, Shiplap, Stepping, Door Jambs, Pine]  and Cedar Casings, Window Stiles, Turned  Work, Band-sawing, Brackets, Newel Posts]  Turned Veranda Posts, Store Fronts, Doors)  Windows and Glass.  Get prices before purchasing elsewhere  Office Corner ~lfa.ll ar|d Front Streets  Factory Hall Street Crossing C. P. R. Tracl)  Mills Hall Street Wharf  Opposite Silver King Hotel. Bakor street, Nelson  CLEANING  AND  REPAIRING  Canada Brng & Book Co.  NKLSON  INCORPORATED 1670.  Omr Leaders  So Ladies9  Kid Gloves -  Kootenay   Coffee   Co.  NELSON, B. O.  ���Coffee roasters and dealers ia Tea~and Coifeer  Offer fresh roasted coffee ot best quality as  follows:  Jiiva fttid Arabian Macha, por pound......$  10  Java and Mocha Blend, 3 pounda..  1 00  i^ino Santos, i pounds  1 00  SariLOH Blond, 5 pounda  1 00  Our Special Blend, 6 pounds  1 00  Our Bio Roast, 6 pounds...  1 00  A trial order solicited.  Salesroom 2 doors east  of Oddfellows blofik. West Baker htroet.  H. D.  ASHCROFT  BLACKSMITHING  AMD EXPERT  HORSESHOEING  Wagon ropaliW promptly attended to by a  flrht-einHs wheelwright.  Special attention sivec to all kl^du of repair-  ltjfj and custom work from outside point".  Sliop;  Hall St., between Baker and Vernon  GENUINE  Garry at  Beaver at  CCC at  )Ho2j  s��7i  Cannot be beaten  The best values that money can  buy,  Hudson's Bay Stores  J. T. FIFE  O. Box 660  &.C0.  NELSON  TELEPHONE 13  St. JOSEPH'S SCHOOL  NELSON. B. O.  A boai ding and day school conducted by th��  Sisteis of St. Jcoph of Peace. It is situated ab  ihc corner of Mill and Josephine streets in ono of  the best residential portion'! of Nelson, and is  easily accosoiblo from ull parts of the city.  Tiie course of study includes the fundamental,  and higher branches of thoiough English cdut-a-  tion: Biibiness course���bookkeeping, stenog-  japhy and typewriting. Science courbo���music;  vocal and instrumental, drawing, etc. Plain ait-  and needlework', etc.  For terms and particulars apply to the Sister  Superior.  Nelson Business College  lias entered upon its second ([muter \rilh_ enlarged .ii��,oimiioilation and int.!eased facilities  for piomoling tlio interests of students.  Night classes Monday, Wednesday, and Friday  of each week. KcffiHtereaily. Boons 7, Victoi ia '  Block, Josephine Htreefc. *"  Fine Tailoring  YOUB OWN GOODS MADE UP  OLD CLOTHES MADK GOOD AS NEW    ���  ARTHUR GEE  Opposite Clarke Hotel.   MERCHANT TAILOR  CtfT PRICES IS THE  ORDMt OF THEJ)AY   And I want to bo in It. I have jwsb received  Fall samples of Suitings and Overcoatings, repro-  bentiug a $50,000 stock to choose from made to  your order at prices never before heard of in Nolson. AU the latest fads iu Fancy Vostings for  Kail and winter, ,  Ladies' tailoring hi $11 its branches a specialty.  Lowest prices.   Booms I and 11, Hillyer block.  STEVENsTThe Tailor  Palace R/[ea�� fl/{ar^et  Headquarters  for all kinds of >  Fresh and Cured Meats,  A feature \\*ill bo made of tho poultry and  frame trade. They will always bo on hand during their season.  J.X.  PORTER, Prop.  109 Josephine St., between Baker and Vornon.  - Telephone 159.  -A,, :s:i^bt:e]_a���xx  Contracting Painter?, Decorators,Papcrhangcrs.  Full line of wall paper, mouldings, ew,   Kalso  mining and Tinting.   Strictly liibt-class ^\ork.  Estimates furnished^   Besidcnce Mill Street,   MI7FQOM    R" f!  Opposite School Houso   IM.&iLjCWI,��, X>�� V,  m  m  ay  m  m  m  ���pfp-0-0-0-0-0-0?0'  ^'"S ^s "^3! "^~5  TOWN  OF  PROCTER     I  20 Miles east of the City of Nelson, and Terminus jEI  of the Nelson-Balfour section of jL  _the Crowds Nest Pass Railway. __fi��  fill  m  fix  m  Business and Residential Lots ranging at prices  from S75 to $150 each.  Terms: One-third cash;  balance 6 and 12 months.  This townsite is held jointly by the Canadian Pacific Railway  Company and T. G. Procter.   -  Apply to FRANK FLETCHER, Land Agent 6. P. R,; Nelson,  or to T. G. PROCTER, Ba^er Street, /ielson.  m  ^'&&&&&&&sii&&&&.      ���^���^���j&-JSi'^^'j&-j&'j&'^\st^/(  Head Office at  JSTBLSON, B. C.  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers in  Markets at   Nelson;  Rosslaiid,   Trail,  Kaslo, Yroir,  Sandon,   Silverton, New!  Denver, Revelstoke, Ferguson, Grand Tories, Greenwood, Cascade City, Midway, and Vancouver.  Mail Orders Promptly Forwarded  ft  PAPER HANGER, GLAZIER,  PAINTER, ETC.  CHIMNEY SWEEPING  Oflice Ward Street) Opposite Opera Honse  Fruit and Ornamental Trees  Rhododendrons, Rose";, Fancy Evergreens  Magnolus., Bulbs new crop lestcd seeds, for spring  planting. IjugC'jt and most complete stock in  Western Cunada. Call and make your (-elections  or send for catalogue. Addross at the nursory  grounds and greenhouse.  M. J. HENRY.  3000 Westminster Kcad, Vancouver. B. C,  ALL KINDS OF  FRESH AND.SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  & C. TRAVES, Manager  Baker Street, Nelson  ORDERS BY MAIL RECEIVE CAREFUL AND PROMPT ATTENTION.  Blank Books Manufactured and Books and Magazines bound':  and re-bound at The Tribune Book Bindery, Burns Block. THE TRIBUNE: "NELSON B. C, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 1900  BAM OF ffiONTBEAL  CAPITAL, all paid up..$12,000,000  REST     6.000,000  Lord Strathcona and Mount  Hon. George A. Drummond .  K. S. Clousloii   Royal ...President   Vice-President  .General Manager  NKLSON BRANCH  Corner Bakor and Kootenay Streets.  BANK OF  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  NELSON  Rranchcs in London* (England) Nkw Your,  Chicago, and all the principal cities in Canada.  Buy and sell Sterling Kxchango and Cablo  Transfers.  (irant Commercial and Travelers' Credit*;,  available in any part, of Uio world.  Drafts Issued, Collections Made, Etc.  Savings Bank Branch  CUItKKN'T HATH OK INTHUKST 1'AIIJ.  CHE   SMITH   MILLIONS.  New York Sun.  Ifc 'will take a large share of the  estate in this country left by George  Smith, the hermit millionaire, who  died iu London last fall, to pay the  inheritance  taxes levied  by Great  Britain, this state and the federal  government.    Ifc came out last week  that the New York state government had collected uearly two mill-  ious of tax on the estate from James  II. Smith of this city, who was the  chief heir to the fortune ofneaily  a hundred millions that was left by  the  recluse.    The  money was  collected some time ago by comptroller  Uoler.    The matter was kept secret  for the reason that, according to the  comptroller, ifc was not advisable to  let it be known that tiie state had  had  any  such  windfall, while the  legislature  was in  session.    If the  legislature  had known  that there  was  any  such  amount  of   money  that was available for use it might  have found some use for the money  and the state tax would not have  been ieduced as it was.  George  Smith   was  a   native of  Scotland.    He came here when he  was  a   young  man  and   went   to  Chicago where he made a fortune in  the real estate business.    He went  back  to Scotland  and  lived there  for a while and then got tired of  doing  nothing and  came  back  to  this country with his fellow eoun-  .,,   trymau,  Alexander   Mitchell.    Together  they  established  an insurance  company in   Chicago,  which  also had banking privileges.    It was  almost the pioneer banking enterprise of the Northwest.    The partners issued notes Avhich weie known  all over the west as ''George Smith's  money" and ifc passed anywhere in  that part of the country.    Fiom  the banking business  the partners  went into the railroad business and  they  organised  tho Chicago,  Milwaukee and St. Paul railroad, which  is  now one  of the  gicat  railioud  systems of the country.    Smith filially returned to London and theie  he led the life of a recluse in the  London club.s.    He dropped almost  out of the sight of, tho people of  this  country though   the   greater  part  of the vast fortune that he  had accumulated was here and was  oi the soi fc that he could not carry  away.  .lames H. Smith, who is the junior  member of the firm of Geddes aud  Smith, Wall street brokers, was his  nephew. Wheu Georgo Smith died  and the fact that ho had left a fortune of neatly if not quite a hundred millions was punted in the  newspapers, so completely had he  dropped out of sight in this country  that everybody asked "Who is  George Smith ?" and when they  - -learned that "his prineipal-heir was  James H. Smith most people asked  "Who is he?" -  James II. Smith is a good deal  like his uncle in that he does not  like  notoriety und he   was   little  known outside the eiiclc of his pergonal  acquaintances.   There  is an  inheritance tax law in GreatBiitaiu  and  the   Biitish  government   got  right after the Smith foi tune, which  was   willed   to   James   if.   Smith.  Under the Biitish law tho estate  was appraised and tuxes were assessed to the amount of.<��050,000 or  * about $1,700,000.    Our federal gov-  ��� eminent has a law imposing a tax  on inheritances and under this law  all' that part of the estate that is in  this country has been appraised and  the tax will  be. collected  in  due  time.    The constitutionality'of the  law is in question however, and it  is now in the supreme court, not in  tho Smith case, but hi another case,  and the Smith tax will not be collected and tho amount of it will not  Lo definitely known until the court  decides the ease that is before ifc.  The New York state authorities  were the last to get after their  share of the estate. When George  Smith died it wtis supposed that as  he lived in England and as most of  his fortune wa.s made in the eity of  Chicago this state would get no  nliare of the taxes to be collected.  The collection of the inheritance  tax for the sta.te is in the hands of  the comptroller of the eity. lie  gets one per cent of tho amount  that is collected for the work.  When comptroller Coler went looking around after the Smith estate  that might be in this city he found  Is now prepared to issue Drafts and  Letters of Credit on Skaguay, V. S.,  Atlin, B. C, and Dawson City, N. W. T.  that there was something over  forty-two millions of dollars in  -bonds that belonged to the estate  and that were actually in this city.  Tlio fact that they were actually in  the city made them subject to the  collateral inheritance tax that is  imposed by the state and he sent  his appraisers to Mr. James II.  Smith to appraise the property and  to assess the tax. The appraisers  found that tho legatee was perfectly  willing to pay any legal tax aud he  helped them in all ways possible to  get at the actual value of the estate.  As stated before they found the  value to be something more than  forty^two millions and when the  amount of the tax was made known  to Mr. Smith he, drew'a check for  the amount without question.  As JMiC Smith was no nearer kin  to Geoige Smith than a nephew,  the tax levied under the law  was ,"> per cent of the gross amount  of tho property that was left, with  a reduction of 5 per cent of that for  prompt payment, and the estate  got nearly two millions.  Comptroller Color said yesterday  that after ho had collected the  money he reported it only to the  governor and to the state comptroller, and they agreed with him  that it would be better to keep the  fact that the money had been collected from tho knowledge of the  members of the legislature until  after the body had adjourned, or at  least until the tax rate for the year  had been fixed.  "What Avill the federal government tax on the estate ?" asked the  l eporter.  "I do not know the exact  amount," said the comptroller, "but  the whole tax will bo in the neighborhood of twelve millions of dollars. The law under which the  federal government assesses the tax  is in dispute and until the court decides the constitutionality of the  law no one can tell exactly what  the tax will be."  Imperial Bank of Canada  HKAL>  OFFICE, TORONTO.  Capital Authorized  Capital Paid up  Rest  D.' ll: Wilkie,'General Manager.  K. Hay. Inspector.  Nelson Branch���Burns Block, 221 Baker Street  J. M. LAY, ManaKor.  200 miles north of the northern  frontier of the Transvaal. There  are natural difficulties, however, in  the way of a direct advance from  the north into the Transvoal and it  is doubtful if this step is contemplated.  Horses and mules are out-of the  question for transportation purposes along the road" which leads  south through Fort Charter and  Fort Victoria. The "horse sickness"  that prevails there is fatal to the  horse and all its kind. Every at-;  tempt to use them, in that region  has failed. Oxen fare better, but  there are not" oxen" enough in Mash-  onaland to operate the transport  service on the long line into the enemy's country.  Oh the other Land the route to  the southwest from Fort Salisbury  to Buluwayo offers a good road and  a railroad at the end of it. It is far  more likely, therefore, that the new  British route into Africa will be  utilized to send troops to Bulawayo  and thence south by rail to the  western frontier of the Transvaal,  north of the jjoint where the Boers  have interfered with the running of  trains. By this route troops may  be brought through Portuguese and  British tei ritory, unmenaced by an  enemy, to within about 170 miles of  Pretoria, which would then be  threatened on the northwest from  Buluwayo as well as from the front.  A   CLEVER   INVENTION.  day   parade   from a grand   stand  constructed by contractors, or from  a stand erected  by union  carpen-  ��o Knn nr\n    ters  afi'Iijltec1    "v\Titli   the  building  ��o qoi nftQ    trades council.    The union  carpeu-  *iRr!i7in    ters are ai'oused  ��^er  the  offer of  ��1,00^,/IU    the Master Carpenters'Association  being accepted by the committee,  and are disposed to make trouble.  A committee of union men waited  on the committee on  grand  stand  today and offered  to  construct a  reviewing stand.    Chairman Theu-  rer informed the committee th,at  the matter had been settled, and  ;no proposition could be considered.  The   president of   the   board   of  agents of the trades council stated  later   that   the   carpenters  Avould  write a letter to admiral Dewey acquainting him with the labor situation in Chicago, and advising him  to either remain in Washington or  come to Chicago with the intention  of reviewing the   parade   from  a  grand stand constructed by union  carpenters.    "If    admiral   Dewey  comes to the city and ignores union  labor,"  said business  agent Long,  "the workingineh will be badly disappointed.    He cannot afford to review the parade from a non-union  grand stand if he is a candidate for  the   presidency.    Besides   he    will  miss  all  the  music,  for  no  union  bands will march past such a stand."  Two Carpenters' Strikes.  New York, April 17.���All the  carpenters on Staten Island went  on strike today. They demand an  eight-hour day for five days of the  week and a four-hour day on Saturday, and that no member of the  union will be employed in any circumstances between 12 und 5  o'clock on Saturday. The minimum rate of wages demanded is 40  cents an hour, with double pay Sundays and holidays.   They also ask  for the institution of the apprentice system, which they claim will  tend to increase the skill of the  craft.  Kansas Citv, April 17.���Slightly  over -100 union carpenters went on  strike today for an increase of  wages to 3 7 A- cents an hour. The  contractors offered 35 cents, but it  was rejected by the men.  Biggest Ships in the World.  New London, Conn., April 17.���  The Eastern Ship Building Company today took possession of the  land at Croton, on which will be  established its plant, und at once  set a gang of men at work clearing  the land. Within three months the  keels of two steamers, the largest  iu the .world," will' be laid. The  steamers are for the trans-Pacific  fleet of the Great Northern railway  and are to be of "34,000 tons dis-..  placement. Their diinensiohs will'  be: Length, 030 feet; width," 73"  feet; depth, 50 feet. They will attain from twelve to fourteen knots  under forced draught.  AMERICAN  AND  EUROPEAN  PLANS  Wholesale  Houses  NELSON  B. C.  MEALS  25  CENTS  DERATED AND MINERAL WATERS.  rpHORPK & CO.. LIMITED.-Corner Vernon*!  ���*��� and Cedar streets, Nelson, manufacturers??  or and wholesale dealerfl in rerated waters andfL  fruit syrupa.  Solo agents* for Halcyon Springs!!  mineral water.   Telephone 00.  ii  ASSAYERS'   SUPPLIES.  ROOMS LIGHTED BY ELECTRICITY  AND HEATED BY STEAM  25 CENTS TO $1  321 to 331 Baker Street, Nelson.  pEN^SliflEL  BAKER STREET. NELSON.  Lighted By Electricity and Heated with Hot Air.  Largo comfortable bedroomB and  first-class  dining-room. Sample rooms for commercial men.  REAL ESTATE AND  INSURANCE AGENTS  RATES $2 PER DAY  Agents for J. & J. TAYIOR SAFES  LAURIER   TO   MARTIN.  Having failed to secure the eu-  dorsation of the Liberal organization of the province, premier Martin is now endeavoring to create the  impicssion that the relations existing  between premier Lauiier ,and  liimself arc of the most satisfactory  natuie.   After having failed in an  attempt at packing the Vancouver  convention, premier Mar-tin now endeavors to  create the   impression  that he failed in securing the Liberal   party's   endoreatiou   for the  reason   that   the convention   was  packed, by  his   pejsonal  enemies.  At Saanichon the   other   evening  premier Martin read one of a series  of letters which he Jiad received  from sir Wilfrid  Laurier.    He en-  dcavot cd to show by the letter that  he had the confidence of the leader  of the Liberal party of the Dominion   even  if  ho   had  been turned  down  by the provincial organization, and for this reason the letter  is* produced.     Just   how   premier  Martin derives any consolation from  -it is diflicult~to imagine :  My Dear Martin���I have had for  some days your last letter.    I did  not   answer   immediately   because  your request required some consideration.    On the whole I have come  to the conclusion that I should not  interfere in any way at all.   This  will not surprise you after having  received my first letter.    T realise  tho force of keeping party lines,  but the reasons wliich I have given  you in my first letter must make it  phi iii to you that if party lines are  to be maintained 1 will expect that  the policy of the federal govern-,  ment will bo respected.   .There are  uo party lines in your programme,  and 1 appeal to you that it would  have been easy for-yon to give way  to,the policy which we have enunciated.   At the same time, whilst S  cannot interfere in your behalf, I  will not interfere against you.   This  1 do for many obvious reasons, and  moreover I cannot forget the voice  of friendship.    I would fe.el much  more pleasure if I coidd write to  you  in a different way, but it is  preferable  that you should know  exactly where I stand ; and if I do  not interfere actively iii your behalf you will acknowledge that the  fault is not mine.   Believe me, as  evor, my dear Martin, yours very  sincerely, Wilfrid Laurier.  Harry F. Bergman, a brakeman  on the Chicago,  Milwaukee  &  St.  Paul, has made application to the  patent   office   at   Washington for  letters to cover a new device to  notify engineers of the parting of a  freight train.    A trial of the invention has1 been given in the yards,  and the invention proved successful.   The invention will warn an  engineer   the  moment  a coupling  breaks, enabling him to act before  damage can be done.    The device is  also designed to act as a train telephone,  giving" the   conductor and  engineer connection between train  ends.   Mr. Bergman's ' device consists of   an   electric   line  running  from tho caboose of the train to the  engine.   One wire runs from the  caboose through   the   wheels and  along the rails to the engine, while  the other wire connects through the  draft irons of the ears.   Each car  has a wire which ends at each, end of  the  couplers, and as  soon  as  the  train is made up the circuit is closed.  In the caboose and the engine a  bell is placed, and two sets of battel ies are used ac each end  of the  train.   The solution   battery connects with the train  circuit, while  the dry battery is used to set the  bell in motion whenever the train  breaks.   As soon  as the accident  happens the train circuit would be  broken, and in the same moment  the armature of the magnet placed  in the caboose and in the engine  would drop, and form a new circuit  inside the caboose or engine and  set the li&ll ringing.  A FULL LINE OF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  local and coast.  Flooring  local and roast.  Newel Posts  Stair Eail  *    Mouldings  Shingles  Rough and  Dressed-Lumber  of all kind:).  if wnn you want is not in stock  WE WILL JUKE IT FOR YOU  CALL AND GET PKICES.    ;  Bogustown)   Fairview   Addition.1'  A. R. SHERWOOD  REAL ESTATE  INSURANCE AND  GENERAL AGENT  IVJrSc E. G. Clarke, Prop.  LATE OK TIIE BO VIZ, IIOTEL, CALGARY  Waverly Hbtel  This popular hotel wliich is now being  enlarged and rono\ntcd, will bo reopened  on March 1st, when it will have 40 large,  nicely furnished and well lighted rooms,  heated with hot air. Special attention  will be given to the dining room./  BATES REASONABLE.  First door west  of Bank of Britibh  Columbia building.  Baker Street  Charles D. J. Christie  GENERAL BROKER  i doors west of Dominion Express oflicc.  P. O. Box 523.   Phones- Office 117, House 152  FOR KENT  One 3 Boom House and one 5 Boom House.  FOR SALE  Tlnec Lots on Bakci stieet.  A Brick Block.  Houses ,t;id Lots in all ptuts of the oily.  Loans and msiuance piomplly attended to.  J.  ANNABLE  GENERAL BROKER  New Route to the Transvaal.  Tho .Portuguese foreign minister  has confirmed the report that Portugal has consented to the passage of  British troops through tiie port of  33eira aud over the railroad to  Maslionaland. By this route troops  may be landed iu British territory  Advantages of Twins.  Railroad officials   at the Union  station   are   considering    a   new  wrinkle in railroading wliich came  to their attention yesterday, says  the St.  Paul Globe,     Mrs.  Minnie  Parkhurst   of   Hudbon,   Arkansas,  passed through St. Paul on her way  to Fargo, North Dakota, with seven  children.       She   came   from    her  southern    home    via   the   'FrUco  to  St. Louis, and via   the Alton  to   Chicago.      From   Chicago    bo  St.     Paul     she      travelled      on  the' Northwestern    and' left   last  night on the Great' Northern for  Fargo.' For the seven children aud  herself she had but one ticket, on  which-she has travelled the entire  distance   from    Arkansas. -      Mrs.  Parkhurst goes to Fargo to visit rela-~  tivesi.    Her entire   family   travel,  with her.   It consists of seven children, and - the mother quotes, the  rule   that   all' under    live    years  of age   travel   free to show how  she   brought' the family  tlirough  on one ticket.-  There are two sets  of twins in the convoy, the oldest  three years,.and three other child-  J. A. Sayward  HALI, AND LAKE S1R1 E1S. NELSON  Porto Rico Lumber Go.  (LIMITED)  Successors to  A. DEWAR &;C0.  Tinco dwelling house, for sale on ea-,y terms'.  One lot   on   Stanley  Mice!,  opposite Bojal  hotel, for sale at a baigain.  One  se i en-roomed house and one three-room  house foi lent.  See ANNABLE!  C. A. PROSSER,  MANAGER  A Big* Schooner  OF  BEER OR  HALF-AND-HALF  ALWAYS  FRESH  10c  ALWAYS  COOL  Tho best glaSb of bocr to bo had' In Nolson Is at  THR CLUB HOTEL  Corner Silica and  Stanley Streets.  E. J. CURRAN, Prop.  A. R. BARROW, A.M.I.C.E.  PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  Cornor Victoria and Kootenay Streets.  P  O. Box S5'��. TWLKPHONR NO. m  MONEY TO LOAN  in  ren. The oldest is but a fraction  over four years of ago. Mrs. Parkhurst says she had some trouble  with tho Alton, but a travelling  agent of the road construed the  rules for her, and after canvassing  the situation, decided that there  was ho exception. The family of  eight occupy two seats in the  coach.         Dewey in a Dilemma.  Chicago, April 17.���Admiral  Dewey will have to decide whether  he will review the Chicago Dewey  Rough and  Dressed  Lumber  Shingles  Mouldings  A-1 White Pine Lutrjber Always  Stook;.  Wc carry a complete stock of  Coast Flooring, Ceiling, Inside Finish, Turned Work, Sash and Doors.  Special order work will receive  prompt attention.  Porto Rico LumberCo. Ltd.  Contractors and Boilers  WILL DO WELL TO  Buy Their Lumber  'CL 0, BuohartanV  A large stock of first-class dry material on  hand, also'a full lino of sash, doom, mouldings,  turned work, etc.  Factory Work a Specialty  Yard:   Foot of Hendryx stroet, Nelson  Telephone. 01  ON  AT 7 PER CENT  BUSINESS PROPERTY  Madden House  'Baker and Ward  BU nuts, Nelaoa  TEBTZKL & CO.���Cornor Baker andji  Josophino streets, Nelson, wholesalo deal-:'  ers In  assayers supplies.  Agents for Denver!  tire Clay Co. of Denver, Colorado. j  CIGARS. ~~  ���CTOOTENAY  CIGAR   MANUFACTURING |  **���   CO.-Corner Baker and Hall streets. Nelson, manufacturers of "Royal Seal" and "Kootenay Bello" brands of cigars.  COAL.  (^JROWS NEST PASS COAL COMPANY.-,  v^ Wholesale dealers in coal and coke. Charles i  St. Barbe, Agent, Baker street. Nelson. - i  COMMISSION MERCHANTS.  TT J. EVANS & CO.���Baker street, Nelson,  ���*-*���_������ wholesale    dealers   in   liquors,    cigars.  ��� cement, firebrick and fire clay, water pipe and  steel rails, and general commission merchants.  ELECTRICAL   SUPPLIES.  KOOTENAY ELECTRIC SUPPLY & CONSTRUCTION COMPANY���Wholcsaledcal-  ers in telephones, annunciators, bells, batteries,  fixtures," etc., Houston block. Nelson.  FLOUR AND FEED.  BRACKMAN & KER MILLING COMPANY.'  .   LTD.���Front street, Nelson, wholesale dealers in flour, oatmeal, etc., and hay and grain.  Mills at Edmonton, Victoria, and New west-"  minster.  rpAYLOR   KUED &  PRODUCE   CO.���Bitker  ���*��� stieet, Nelson (George V. Motion's old  stand). Flour, Feed, Gi.un, Hay and Produce.  Car lots aspccialt). Correspondence solicited.  Phono 2(1.  FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  BURNS &   CO.���Baker   street.   Nelson,  wholesale dealers in fresh and cured meats.  Cold storage.  GROCERIES.  A MACDONALD & CO.���Corner Front and  ��� Ball streets, wholesale grocers and  jobbers in blankets, gloves, milts, boots, rubbers,  macklnaws and miners' sundries. .  T7-OOTKNAY SUPPLY COMPANY, LIMI-  f*-  TED���Vernon   htieot, Nelson,   wholesale  grocers.   fOHN CHOLDITCH & CO.-Front street, Nel-'  "    son. \\ holosalo grocers.   PR. STEWART & CO.-Warehouses onC. P.  ��� R. track, foot of Stanley street. Nelson,  wholesalo dealers in provisions, produce and  fruits. Cold storage Agents Armour & Co.'s  bacon, hams, laid and other products.   Y. GRIFFIN & CO.-Front street, Nolson,  wholesale   dealers   in   provisions,   cured  meats, butter and eggs.           HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.  H BYERS & CO.-Corner Baker and Josephine  ���   streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers in hard-  P.  J.  ware and mining supplies.  Powder Co.  Agents for Giant  LAWRENCE  Baker St.,  The only hotel In Nelson that! has remained  under one management since 1890.  The bed-rooms aro well furnished and lighted  by electricity.  The bar is always stocked by the best) dom s-  tic and imported liquortf and cigars,  THOMAS MADDEN, Proprietor.  B. C. HOTEL   erie, &  Ci  Apply G. L. LfiNNOX, Solicitor, Nelson B. C  MOYIE    LOTS  FOR   SALE.  Lot  Lot"  Lot  Lot  0  "9  11  7  Block ncash-Oflfep  Block 5  ! "!?��.*,  Block 6  Block 7  f      Fop  I All Four  ADDRESS  ae, Hgi  Hard Coal  Anthracite  GREAT REDUCTION  $9,651 gst**0*   $6.15  DELIVERED  TELKFUCNK  33  C. W. West & Co.  Lethbridge Gait Goal  The best value for the money in tho rnaikeb  for all purposes.  TEiiMS cash      XV. P. Tikhnkv, General Agent  Tolcphouo HI.   Ofllce with C. D. J. Christie.  W. F. Teetzel, Nelson,  SEALED  TENDERS  will he iccei\cd by the (indcriijjiicil up till Apiil  20Lli for diit iiiffHXiO fuel, of tunnel villi lurtlnlW  nt  the   y< Houston)' mine.    Specifications  and Iicuiiirs miii bo obtitincil at Uio mine, noar  Siilmo  'J1IK YKLLOWSTOXN MINKS, LrMITKD.  HlllllUr V. C,  NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION.  Nofteu is hereby given that the piirtmir-Jnjj  heretofore existing twtweeii Uic undersigned u--  tx-.'imstors ami freiKhieiS under tlio lirmiiiunc of  The XcImiu Tntn-fer Coiiiikhiv ban this day by  mutual uonMiiit been dis'-olvuij.  " All ilobte due to the ^iid Jlrm are to be paid tit  Iho undersigned John T. WINohniikI ICeiiiiclh A.  Korho-!, who hin'i'ii-sunied mid will pay off all  the HuIiiliLiiw of the s.iid linn.  I>utud,aL Nolt.011, H. C, tln^ 21lh day of March,  I'M. 'ALVJ.V C. FLKOK.  ��� r;. II. McDOiaiAN.  ,     K. A. FURKKti.  '"J. T. WTLSON.  Witness P. E. WilhOii, Solicitor, Nelnon, H. C.  Kirst-clas'? in every rcpect. Choicest wines.  liquors aud cigars. Kvery comfort for transient  and rebident guests.  HEADQUARTERS FOR UNION MEN.  JOSKPH CAMPBELL, Proprietor.  ^eHbdaiWo  Vernon Street, Nelson.  HARDWARE    COMPANY���  .  Nelson,  'wholesale   dealers in  haidware and mining supplies, and water and  plumbers' supplies,   TTANCOUVER   HARDWARE    COMPANY,   I  ���    LIMITED���Baker street. Nelson, wholesale j \  dealers in hardwaro and mining supplies plumbers  and tinsmiths' supplies. ��� Aynnt, OnUtio  Works. ���__^   LIQUORS,AND DRY GOODS.  TURNER, BEETON & CO -Corner Vernon  and Jobcplune htrenfs, Nelson, whulemlo  dealers in liquors, and ar> {jo .mIi Agwc-s  for Pabst Biewang Co. of MJwaukee .md Cvf-  gap Brew ing Co. of Calgary.   PAJJTTS   Aim   OILS.  TSJELSON HARDWARE COMPANY-Baker  ���*���' Htroet��� Wholesale doalers iu paint*,, oilb,  and brashes of ail kinds. Largest stock* in  Kootenay. i   POWDER, CAPS AND FUSE.  HAMILTON  POWDER  COMPANY -Bakor  stieet, Nelson, manufacturers of dynamite,  sporting, stumping and black blasting nowdeis,v  wholesale dealers in cap.s aud fuse, una electric  b blasting apparatus.   SASH AND DOORS.  NELSON SAW AND PLANING MILLS,  LIMITED���Corner Front ai.d Hall streets.  Nelson, manufacturers of and wholesale dealers  in sash and doors; all kinds of factor} work made  to Order.   TENTS   AND   AWNINGS.  NELSON TENT AND AWMNG FACTORY���  Baker street, Nelson. Manufucuirtis of all  kinds of tents, awnings, and cam us goods.  1'. O. Box 71S   Theo. Mddaon. proprietor.   WINES AND CIGARS.  CALIFORNIA WINE COMPANY, LIMITED���Corner Front and Hall streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers iu wines (case and bulk)  and domestic and imported cicarp.  ARCHITECTS.  THWART  & CARRIE-Architects.   Rooms 1  ���LJ   and 8 ADerdeen block-. Baker strppfc. NnLon,  ENGINEERS.  CHARLES PARKFR-Mimngiiml milling cn-  gmeer.   Wcht Baker street. Nelson.  LAND   NOTICE,  Not lee i-hereby given Unit after one month I  will make application lothe Chief Cnniiuu.sioni.-r  of Lands and Works to purchase forty acres oC  land in thu dish'iet of Went Kootenuy in the  province -of British Columbia, situated on tins  east side of Kootenay lake, betrteen l.orkhart  and Lufr.utco creeks as follows: Coininenciaf;  ut a iiOhl. on the bunch marked "initial Post lohn  LsiidlnVs N. W. Corner,' thence southerly atone  the lake 20 chains. Uicnce easteiiy 'ii) chains,  thence northerly -�� ch.ins, thence westerly 3j  chains to the place ut beginning.  .KJI1S' LAIDLAW.  Dated at Xelson, 13. C<, tin's ."fid dav of April.  V.M.  LAND NOTICE.  Nolico is hereby gtvun, that after one month T  will make npphVat ion to tins Ouof Coininissionei-  of Lands .-idiI Works to puichase one bundled  and si vty acres of land in the I list rift of Wesf.  Kooteniiy, in lho Province Of Hntish Columbia,  sit lulled on the Ws"<t side of Kootenaj lake, on  Moulder creek, about two iwlf-soiiih of Halfyiir;  Commencing nl Initial f'est marked "John Hurk.  X: K. Corner," thence west siuy-ftmr uliuinn.  Ihciic: south twenty-live chains, UhIici: east,  Hixt v-fourchains, theme north twenty-llveehaiiis.  toUu; Initial Post.    JOHN ��t;lUv.  Dated nl Nelson (his 7th day of April, lswu.  SMOKE  ROYAL SEAL  AND  KOOTENAY BELLE  CIGARS  kootenay Cigar RSfg* Go.  NKLSON, BRITISH COLUMBIA  RRilSTERER^I]^  BREWERS AND BOTTLERS 08"  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  Prompt and regular  delivery to the irad��  Brewery ai Nelson  Nelson   Wine   Oo.  CHOICE WIHES AND LIQUORS  Special attention tfiven to family trade  Ta?'^et,     FRANK A. TAMBLYN  Nelson. H. C. ma.vaokr  A  FBATEENAL   SOCIETIES.  NELSON LODGE, NO. 23, A. F. Sc. A. M.  Meets Beoond Wednesday in each month.  Sojourning brothren invited.  ny  Tuesday ovoning at 8 o'clock. Visitlnu Kiughta  cordially invitod to attend. Tl. O. Jo>, K. of It.  & 8. _l��oniiiiI fccoU. C.^C.          ^   N" ELSON L. O. Ij.. NofjGM, mcctaliTl. O. O.'f.  Kali, corner Uaker and Kootenay sLreeW,  1st and 3rd Kridaj of each month. ViHiUmr  hrethora cordially fnvitod. H Itohiiihon, XV. M.  W. Cr_i�� ford. Itcconliiik beei etarj.       ���M-KI^ON JRlllk, Number 22, Fraternal Order  ���*���' of Kaglcs, moots every second and fourth  Wedttcmday Ineack month in fraternity Hall.  ViaiUng brethren welcome. XV. Gosnell, Pros!-.  dent.   Charles Prosser. Socretarr.  SAWMILL   FOR   SALE.  The sawmill and plant lately owned by .Toscph ���  T. Roberts, at Kjkert's Ijiitidifijf. and caiiHistinp  of a 30-horse jiowei  boiler, eiiKiue, Grilllth e  WedRe to|<-riK sawmill, ed��er,  planer, bultinv  etc., etc., will bo Hold where thoy now Btaud  W *TAYL0K & HANNINGTON. Solicitors.  TRADES   UNIONS.   ,  NKLSON MINKIIS' UNION NO. W5, W. V. of  AI,���Meets in,miners' union.rooms, northeast cornor Victoria and Kootenay streets, every  Saturday evening at 8 o'clock. Viuitiii({ members welcome At. It. JIow*tt, PrpMilent. James  Wilkes, Secretary.       -   '   NKLSON 1'AINTRJW L'NION-The icgular  meeting of the Painters' Union is Jwtd  every Wednesday qveniuK at "..10, in the Pain-  UT.s'L'nion hull, behind tiie Clarke hotel. T. O.  Skatbo. jiresnlcnt.   Alfred .Turner, gecretar? ���  rpitADES AND LABOR COUNCIL.���The reKti-  -*��� lar meet ings of tho Nelson Trades and Labor  Council -will beheld in the minei^' union hf'l.  corner of Victoria and Kootenay ft reels, on he  flntl and third Thursday of each month, at  T.'.iO p. iu. G. J. Thorpe, I'rcudcn t. J. II. Mat h��-  sOu. Secretary.      '  .  THE regular meetings of tho Carpenters' Union  are held on \\Vftaesday 'evenlnjj: of each  week, at 7 o'clock. In tlif Miiicris' Union hull enr-  npr Victoria and.Kootenay streets. K. Robinson, President.' Jalncs Colling, Secretary.  BAIU5KRS* UNION.-Nelson Union. No. 1*1. of  tlielntcrnationalJoiiincwuun liarbei's Union of America, meets' over} Ili-sL and tliiid Mon-  davofench month in Alinci's Union Hall, corner  of Victoria anil Kootenaj street*, at Wilt p.m.  uluirp- Visiting brothers cordially imiled lo  attend. J. II. Matheson. Pic-ldi'iit. W. S. Hel-  ville. Secretary,  L"~ AnORKHS" UNION.-N'elson Laborers' I'ro-  icotiw Union, No. ^I'Jl, A. V. of 1... meets in  Miners' Union Hull, norlhvi-i corner of Victoria,  and Kootenay sticets, on the first and third Monday of each month, at S p.m. *harp. VUwlingr  mc'luberrtof the American Federation cordially  invited to attend. John Mullen* President.  Percy SbakcUon, Secretary. THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON, B. C, WEDNESDAY APRIL 18  1900  i      * K <  /'���J |J  I t-.ii i"  i?  'li.  A-. r (  l&'fc'  I y��i 3  If.;' j  &;'  i i_< * (jt  m * '  l%> ?  |**S<ffs  bA' t  ��������Si  iImj;  i [Si  lis  Mr  liiiri  I 3f?  "I'  I*. J''  ll  l#.   <'  f<"  m  -lili  IsH*  ���tin'  ���Mi  IfslK  is si  ll j*'  ll,'!  f,;  M  i  If  it  Rubber Gloves  The  FOR WOMEN AND MEN  proper thing for spring house-  cleaning and gardening  Furniture Polish  To make your Furniture look as good  as new, try our  "FRENCH FURNITURE POLISH."  W. F. Teetzel & Co.  Victoria Block, Corner Baker and Josephine Streets  DRUGS AND ASSAYERS'SUPPLIES  Clothing    Clothing  GITY LOCAL NEWS  Now is tlio time to get a bargain in Clothing us we arc  giving a libeial discount on  these goods for the next few  days in order to make room  for spring goods wliich are arriving daily  The Nelson Clothing House  217 219 Baker Street  &��:Os&s��L;^:��sA��L&&��Zi 'S'tS'tj'tS'S'tS'-^'S"^^'^^ i  (jr& ^^^^^^a^^^^SfC '0-0-0-0,0-0-0.0-0-0-0-^.^f  W  iti  iti  iti  itiiti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  xti  iti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  Baster  Comes but,once a  Call  and Examine  our  Novelties  selected for Easter Presents  \Xf  Hi  iti  year iti  iti  ��� n     $  specially   Uf  iti  W?  We are Strong  in (he ncucsL and best scllois for our customcis.���Bells,  Viiendslup Heaits, Blouse Sets, Steilniff No\ellics, Man-  leuio Seti, Biushcs, Combs, Soi>\-cinr Sipoonfi, Lamps, Vases, Ji'iicSets  Oiijx Tahlc-i, Umbiella fei.ind-, Austu.ui AH Goods, Pianos, Sowing  Machine., KM\usrl*oik-S Spcions, 1' .Handled Fish and C.ikcSct&,  C.\rvci��, etc. Al��o a full line of vatchd.siuid jevicliy, Micludiiig'oll the  latest up to date styles, ,uid precious atones.  We are Strong  in our .ibihty to furnish in pll '-canons, Oveiy worthy stjlo  in e\eiy tellable aiticlo that oui customers can ut,k for  dining (lie pre-ent Easter ce<ison.  ���!���      Wp   ATP   ^frnnO"   '" Uiofncndships of ourluiiidieclbofcHS.toinei'3 who uian-  W -      ""S   sfest thojr fiieml-hip and conlidciice bj  standing bj uB  ��*1} se.i-.on after season, and j car After j ear.  iti  \W,  Watch repairing a specialty.  AIL work is guaranteed by  JACOB DOVER,, The Jeweler  ^V^-^..^.^a.>3i..*a"ja'4B,-a'-^,^a mf-��f-*"gf-i*'isf'./*'.(*'!*'���^���^���/&  - ���0^^0i'0-0^0'0^-0-0-0'-9-0 ��r>'C-'��'��'"��"'��t>'5l'*:.'!5.''Ht.'S-'������,'  Xti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  Ui  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  Ui  iti  iti  Ui  iti  iti  Ui  Ui  iti  Ui  Ui  iti  Great  Clearing*  Sale ��� ���  m $12,000   Stock   of  Dry   Goods  H       Selling at Wholesale Cost  <l$      We have received a large consignment of  ��� Underskirts which are Exceptional Values.  ___\\\  _*_ Fancy Percale Underskirts at 75c  2 Black Sateen Underskirts at $1.25 and S1.50  �� Fancy  Colored   Mercerised   Sateen   Underskirt (fioun-  ^ . ced) at $2.15 and $2.75  ��8k Fancy Colored Silk Underskirts at$3.25  \_\ New Shirt Waists at 50 and 75c  S Black Sateen Shirt Waists "at $1  Fancy Colored Mercerised Sateen Shirt Waists at $1.75  ASK YOUR GROCER FOR THE CELEBRATED  The Best that Money can Buy.      Take no Other,  AT tinifael ui ed by tho Braehmati iCcr MiHing Co . Ltd.  Victoria, Vancouver, Wesfminster, iMlinontori, Kossland, JNclson.   That Light is Poor  GAS FITTING OUJi SPECIALTY  PLUMBING OF ALL KINDS  Victoria Street, opposite Postoffice.  jjET JSJUT IH C^S  STRACHAN BROS.  AVillitini   S.   Bevol   and     Kinma  .Smith \\cie nuniicd on ^loiulay c\ciung at the  it'-uleiKc of Ku\. .lohn ltotison, p.t-,lor of thu  Melhodi-t cilUK h.   ]\li.aud  Mis. lie\cl  uillio-  Slllj OU  Mill SlltL't.  James ]ilack expects to leave this  week for his new po^t in the C.P.ll.olHtcs at  \\ inmpeK. His Mieccs-oi .is i.ishicr m llio local  ollice h,ii not been .ippointcd as ,\cl, but a is understood I hat ono of the Ntl&on btall will he pio-  nioted to the post.  Iii connection with the  ne^v  tar  loofnij* ii]<lu->tij to be cslablislud b> the gas  cuiiiptiii} Llio plant, to he ordciul incliules ap-  puialiis foi iiiiikintf tar paper. The coinpaii}  \\illiecei\c the lou^h ��hitc ]iapei in niihuu  loli and coat it here with the tai obtained fiom  the coal m the process of making ga-*.  A meeting  of   the   refreshment  committee ol the public lilnarj bill lakes place  tin-, aftei noon ,it ,i o Jock in the s hool room of  St. Saviour's chui ch.  Tho   Nelson   boys who  went to  join the g.iiiison at Esquim.Ul aio now being  dulled umicr lOKular hen ice conditions None  of ihe men ha\e ��nttcn as to thou experiences  but it i-> known that lhe tup was not all io^cs,  for a belaled who was lecened heic stating  the C P. K. people Vould not honor their icqiii-  ���-ltioii for meals. When Ihe message whs deli\  ered, it was too late to take action liom tins end,  The Nelson Laborers' Union continues to giow in point ol mcmbeiship. The organization, though slartcrt but two months, ago,  has now a iiieinbeislnp of some se\cnty odd.  Now members aie now coming in at a lnclj  rate, tiftscn being added to the roll at the lcgu-  lar meeting on Monday c\ einng. 0  The local militia  officers  posted  notices jesteiday calling for lecmits for the  Nelson company of Rocky Mountain Pangeib.  The sliongthof the coipo has been m.Uciially de  plcted by the witliduiwal of the men who went  on at live ��ci wee and fifteen men aie needed to  bring the company up to the bticnglh  once more. This quota -will doubtless be ob  tained with little tioublc. It costs nothing to  join the militia and the conditions of service .ue  by no means nksoinc. The Nelson company  will shoitly be known to the militia m Canada as  the company whichfmnishod bj fai tho laigc-st  poicentage of ltsmembcis for actno scimcc at  home and abroad. s  The trail  to  the   Molly   Gibson  mine is still in good condition and the ore is being huiiied down as lapidly .is possible to take  advantage of the snow. A carload was shipped  a few daji> since and another is now at  the dock awailing shipment. A few waim dajs  now will spoil the li.vil and icndei it almost impassable. Ihc mine is stocked with prowsions  tor a month, after which, if the tiail is not pr.ic  ticiblc a shut-down maj be necessary tor a few  weeks.  Commissioner Eva Booth  of the ion Army will he in Nelson on Saturday  and Sunday, the 21��.t and '11ml of this month, antl  will dch\ci addiesses on both davs. Quite  apaitfiom herleligiouseainc-lness, Miss Uooth  has a icputation as an oiatoi of a high class.  AV.  H.  Hawley, the  contractor,  loaves lod.u' for Caiic Nome, where he intends  Lo try hib luck tins suliinier. v  The fire  department t gaA7c  tlieir  .minial in tho opeia jcitciday c^e-  mng, which was von laigely attended. The  Moor Was in good condition, and llillwiird's oi  ohesliapiovuled excel'cn! miiMt, with Ihc rc-  Milt that c\ci.\onc enjojed thcmselics. Light  lcticshmciilb woieccr\ed.  J'. J. Judd will be taken to Fort  Steele today by pio\iucial consiable Uulhck to  await his li'ial on the 25th instant befoie fudge  Komi It is a'logpd lh,it Judd stole money fiom  d. man at JCimbeilcy, to wliich he -pleads not  guilt}. ^  ,  The provincial police have a case  befoie magistiate Ciease in the  II o'clock this iiioi mug.  The -general hospital directors  ha\e decided to impiovc and fence Ihc grounds  sin i oundiiit; the institution th.s summer, ,l decision w hich w ill materially enhance tho appearance of the building and ituiroiindingn. Cjchsts  will not bo particularly pleased to leiui of this,  as it means tho fencing of the e}<Ie path.' The  statement is made, how e\ cr, that the path can  earned behind the hospital.  Captain JVIoe, port stewavt of the  C. P. It fleet, loft last night for Nakusp, where  tho steamer Rossland is 1 cutting foi the season's:  business. The eiaft is being thoioughl} over  hauled, and captain Moe will superintend the lilting out of the cnbins. Commodoie (Joic is also  at Nakusp, The Itossland will make hei fiist  trip of the-season nevt week.     '  A mechanics' lien was filed yos-  toiday by T. M. Pair, a c,lrponler. against a  house elected bj, William Vice and "W, Maitin  Pair's claim is for $70.  Jf the present weather  continues  the annua! exodus of eiti/cns to their-summer  .homes ��cioss thc_lake  v\ill comuieare_\\ithin a_  shorttimp.   A number of additions to the present lol of collages aie contemplated.  A carload of whiskey consigned  to II. J. K\ajis & Co., commission merchants,  an n ed liei e yesteiday. The excise duties oa the  cai w ill be about ��'!0m>.  A large quantity of coal is now the C. P. K. jaids, Iho uppei bunker  coiitii'iiing 220 Ion--, the bleakeratlhu bottom ol  thoj'.ird has 1830 tons packed wilhin it, and  tlioiomc2Jciiiloads on wheels The usual sup-  pi} has not come m foi a few d.i}s, owing to  hcavi fic'Kht movements, but the i|iiantil} at  this point is to be increased in theimmcdiale future to .TOO tons.  Major Allen,   formerly operator  at Xcw Dcinor, lias joined the local stall' Sir.  Allen h is lusl co'iclndcd his iirst }eai'�� btiulics  in medicine at PoitUmt. Oiegon.  Dr.   Forin and   family  returned  >estcrd,iy from their trip to the east,  Tom Brown, who left with the  second contingent for South Africa, now >(>foice<j  ill I wo cht \ rons nn Ins ught sleeve and the title  ol Yesteiday George S, Jteor icceivcd  four i.suc-s, nil Iho miinbors published, of the  Poineiaiiian Sponge, a loiunal miblished by the  Liooporb abend the tianspoit I'uiueramin, fiom  toipoi.ilHiown. The Sponge is an iiiteicstiiig  liLtle t-hect, lining pailiculars of the inside life  ahutidbhiu of the Cmailmi.s en loutc to fight  Oom Paul. Tho gicatcst discomfort the men  siifieicd on ship seemed to be iiom the total lack  of cxcijtbiiigin Ihc.shape ot dmikablcs, sa\mg  water and luno jnicc.  The annual  meeting of the Ep-  woith League of the Methodist (Jhmch took  place last night. One of the principal fcatities of  llie session was the election of olhccrs for the  yum whiih u-siilluil as fullows. Ohailes L. J��e-  Hiiich, picsidenl; J\liss LUlic, fii "it Mcepiosi-  (IlmiI, Miss .Siollin, --ccond iii p-picsidcnl. Alls'!  Crass, tlnul \ieo incident. J. Rcillj, ��ociqLii};  ^liss II nij, tiotsmci and organist. Other null-  tcis of inteiesl to llie league wcio dealt wnli.  The set icIj in m a nourishing cotidilion, and the  piospects for a piosporous }ear nic timisuiillj  bnghl.  Those jjlanting   blmdc   trees   in  fiont of their houses, will do well to bear in mind  that such trees must bo planted I'll fi'Ot from the  lot line, as piowdcd b> Lhe b] law on thebiibiccl.  HOTEL   ABSIVALS.  At ihi-iPiiuk- .lohn 0'3iilli\,iii. Trail. S L.  Oates, ijpoftiine; A. li. Mackenzie. Itossland, I,.  II Daw-on, failvcrtun.  Ar i in- Hi mi: -I). W. Moore, Trail, A. Des  Ilris.iy, Vit-tona; It. W. \\'.illace, Edinburgh,  Scotland. ��� _   .���   Yr ,  Ai   tub  Gkand  Ct.t,rRM.���J. II. Holmes,  Nelson M'.itkins, Foil Macleod. R. J. Powell,  Kaslo, T. M. Kixen, Rossland, II. Al Oauiii  ch.iel, Jilenheiiii, Out ; A\ . Tiuu.'i, Nclnon  Ai mi. (jui'LN's���c. A Hiown, Yum, T. H  liobeiNin. Ymir; T. Hiown, Sandon, J. T  ,l<i}ce, Ci.inbiook; Pied J. Chapmaii, Gieen  wood.  A i nn. M viiiirv.���Mrs md, II ill Siding,  r ('lillcndeii, bpokane; O. L. li.iy, Ynint Angus  -Me Finland, \ mir; .lames Cook, fcaiulon, Jt. ii.  Doiigan, Koi l\ nine Oieek.  Ai iin: wiiMtn:!.���H. A. Piirlon, Jvaslo;  Kill} .Stephens, Kaslo, II. Peal. MissouU.  Lacrosse Prospects.  The season N snilicicntly far advanced for the lacrosse enthusiasts  to get into the game again and an  organization meeting will doubtless  be held within a few days. Secretary Archibald of the city team  states that since last season a number of first class players have come  to Nelson, and that the seniors will  have no lack of splendid material  fiom which to choose a crack  twelve. An intermediate team will  probably be formed as soon as the  seniors commence practice.  BUSINESS   MENTION.  For Sale���Lady's bicycle, Garden  Cil} make, m good ordei, ha\ing been used but  one suinmei.   Apply I3ic.\cle, Tiibuno oflicc.  Wanted ��� Trustworthy,       good  woiker wants situation as chainbermiid or  housokeepei.   Addiess/, Tiibuno otllccj  Situation Wanted by good waist  hand.   Addicss K, Tiibuno oflice.  For sale or to let���Residence  on  corner of Lake and Paik sticets, containing  scn en rooms, hall, closets, bathroom, and sewer  connections. Lawn and line gaidcn sel out with  inn scry fruits. Am ic.ison.iblo oflci will be  accepted for pmchase of this piopcit}, Applj  on picmiscb.  AVanted���Lady cook.   Apply to  W. II. Moore, Queen's hotel, Comaplix. B. C  For sale���the north half of block  100, Vclson.   Address P, 0.13o\: 372, Nelson.  Typewriter���for sale cheap, second hand Caligraph.   Apply  to Alex Stewart,  ^Tui-ner-Bocckh block.  To   tho Ladies of   Nelson���You  arc ooidiallj invited to attend tho Spiing Mil-  hneiy Opening at Madame ICufield's pallors, in  the Hall block, on Tliuisdaj, April 121 h, mid the  following ten din s. 0\ ei Ihow n's clothing store,  Paker stieet, Nelson, Biitish Columbia.  To Let���Rooms furnished or mi-  f ni nished. A pply four dooi s> above t he city hall,  Vietoua street.  Wanted���At once, ,1 good  coat  maker. Wne at mv ex-pensc to encage job, P.  ' David, the Mmei's Tailoi, Sandon, 11. O.  Furnished rooms to let.    Best of  at tendance. Apply Carney block immediately  e.ibt of Oddfellows hall.  Spot cash, paid for  second-hand  goods of all kinds at-thc Nelson Ba/aar, Malono  & Ticgillus block.  Houses furnished wifck new and  second-hand fuimt'iic, or mixed now and secondhand furmtuie, on tho installment plan, by the  Nelson Bazaar, Malone & Ticgillus block.  Hack   calls   left at the Bodega  Saloon.   Telephone 171.  Man going to Cape Nome has consigned ail his household furnituic to Niekerson,  Bakor street, opposite Queen's, hotel. Call and  have a look. Blankets, sheet*, table cloths, pillows, and everything you want. Goods must be  sold at once ' , .  ESTABLISHED 1892  H.   BYERS   &  HARDWARE  CO.  ESTABLISHED 1892  Garden, Mill,  Steam  Hose.  and Suction  Crucible   Cast   Steel   Wire  Rope  5-16 to 1-in. in  stock.  Leather and  Rubber Belting.  Sheet, Square and Round Rubber  Flax and Garlock Packing  Pipe Fittings, Brass Goods, Rails  Black  and Galvanized Sheet Iron  Soft Steel Plates  1-8, 3-16 and 1-4 x 72, 96 and 120  Agenls-Tiuax Oie Cais, Uiaut Pow'dcr,rand Met-  lopohtau I use, elc.  H. BYERS & CO.  NKLSON  KASLO  SANDON  Having Purchased  the Business  Of Fred J. Squire, merchant  tailor, Nelson, I intend to  continue the business so as-  ^to keep the" patronage of all  Mr. Squire's old patrons and  get a share of the general  trade. I am. now prepared  to show the latest styles in  all lines of spring goods. A  special line on hand at $25  per suit. All other lines at  low rates. None but Union  labor employed.  E. Skinner  Neelands' lluilding, Bnkci Street.  SEALED TENDERS.  MURALO  A Household  Necessity.  We are now prepared   to   furnish   this   superior wan Tinisn in  shades.    Have your walls a dingy look?   One coat of this  will give your home a bright and cosy appearance.  superior wall finish in all  Fop sale by  LAWRENCE HARDWARE COMPANY  Do You Want the Best ?  We   Have   it!  We beg to advise receipt of a large  assortment of Fancy Groceries, consisting of all the  delicacies that the market affords.  Inspect our stock.   Everything guaranteed.  THE  WESTERN  MERCANTILE  COMPANY,  Limited.  FANCY AND STAPLE GROCKIUES  BAKER STREET, NELSON  Sealed tenders for the stock-in-  trade of M. J. Walker, lately carrying on business in Phoenix, B. C.,  consisting of Dry Goods, Groceries,  and Hardware, will be received by  the undersigned assignee, until 12  o'clock noon, on Wednesday, the  20th day of April, instant.  The highest or any tender uot  necessarily accepted.  RALPH SMAILES, Assignee.  Dated at Greenwood, B. C, this  5th day of April, 1900.  GET YOUR  CHANDELIERS  WIRED FOR "  Electric Gas Lighters  NO MATCHES REQUiPvED, ALWAYS READY  We have just received a fresh   consignment   of  Christie's famous  Fancy Biscuits and  Cream Sodas.  Also McCormick & Company's Jersey Cream Sodas.  p. 0. BOX 17G.  HOUSTON BLOCK.  Telephone Mil.  1). M   Periy Jc C'oiiip.inj's Seeds.  Ficah E��w> lleccned Daily  John A- Irviqg & Co.  lectric Supplies  Kootenay Electric Snppiy &  Construction Co.  JOSEPHINE STREET XKI..SON  Now is the Time  to replace that  Shabby Awning*  Place your order with  ; THEO.   MADSON  Tents,  Awnings,  and  ali  kinds of Canvas Goods  Manufactured  to Order  BAKER STREET,  NELSON.  m  m  m  m  m  m  m  <*x  m  Hfx  m  ���^.^n,.^.^.^^��>!^''J2S'J3^j25^,'S^''3lL'��*������ Si*' iifr' ���&' ���Bk*-SK C*^3 t��L.'^Zi''m'^yt'^to''m 'Jm'G��-'*m'^Ei''im'^Z'^m- '^''���a'^ni '9f\'  ���Sfc^-^S' ^^ ^00^0* ^fi*'^ '^^0* -0*' 0*' 0*^0* ���/^���^^���^j3^,^-',^,^'>^",^*,^*,^',^',*,>',,*k',*,,,^*'**^'>IK,,*'',,,*k ,sv^  Crockery and Glassware  9.  9.  9  We must move from our present premises  within a few- day sr as-the building's - we  now occupy are to be torn down to make  room for a three-story brick. The breakage  in moving" crockery ware and glassware is  so larg-e that we have decided to clear out  our stocks in these lines at any price. This  announcement was made about the middle of last week, and in three days we  have disposed of nearly 75 per cent of our  stock at fair prices, and the remaining- 25  per cent will g-o this week at any price.  9  9X  9X  9X  9X  m  9X  9X  9\  i\  n  fix  m  9X  'SSf.0*.0*.00f.4*t-0*['^*tS0l  ���^  *fc* ��� >���*, ���*������� ^, ��� ^�� ��� I**. * *K * ^ * *^. ��� **K �� ^^ ���>���*��� ^*i�� ^��k  &*&'*Ll��U.&.  'SST-v-n'  \


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