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 DAILY EDITION   BY MAIL  FIVE  DOLLARS A YEAR  WEEKLY-EDITION  BY MAIL  TWO DOLLARS A YEAR  EIGHTH YEAR  NELSON:  FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL 27 1900.  PRIGE FIVE  CENTS  TERRIBLE FIRE IN OTTAWA  Many Buildings Burned.  Ottawa, April   20.���[Special to  The Tribune.]-Pait   of Hull has  been swept by ihe.    It extended to  Ottawa and is now  ranging  in the  vicinity of the 0. P. It. depot.    Tiie  power    house,      Bronson's     Mills,  Booth's mills, McKay Milling Company's mills, Carbin'.s  factory,  the  1 evidence of George Coster, Booth's  residence and a hundred other residences arc all in ashes.    The  house  of commons, on account of the lire,  has adjourned until Tuesday.  ���  Ottawa,   April   26.���The worst  fire in the history of this district is  raging at Hull.    Tt  started  in  the  district inhabited by poor families,  and, owing to the high  wind  pre-  A*ailing, soon swept the  whole  dis-  ti ict, extending across the river to  lower Ottawa, taking  in  its  path  Eddy, Hull and Booth Lumber com-  p:\nys'  yards,  the  McKay  Milling  Company's elevator, the Rochester  brewery and the  Canadian  Pacific  railway depot.  Noon.���A lire started in Hull this  morning about 11 o'clock. All the  mills around Chaudiero and Hull  are gone. The fire crossed the river  and attacked the union station here  which is also gone. The high wind  continues and the fire is still raging.  Later���It is estimated that the  (ire, up* to 3 \i. in., had covered  about a mile in length aud a quarter of a mile in width and was still  raging. Assistance has been re-  qnested from Montreal. Hundreds  of families have already been rendered homeless. The fire spreading  lapidlyand the wind changing, it  looks as if half of Ottawa will go.  10.30 p. m.���The fire is still  raging. It is impossible to give the  amount of the damage. Chaudiere,  Mechanicsville, ^ Rochestervillo and  Hiutouburg are nearly all gone.  The fire is crossing St. _ Louis dam.  The wind has gone down a little.  Ottawa, April 20.-���[Special to  Tiie Tribune.]���Almost the entire  city of Hull, all tliafc part of Ottawa known as Chaudire Flats,  Kochesterville as far back as St.  Louis'dam, and the Experimental  F.irm from Hiutouburg and Mechau-  jcsville have been swept by fire.  This'covers an area from where the  jire originated on the Hull side on  Chelsea road to the Experimental  K.u'in, a distance of about five  miles. , The fire is still raging aud  all that saved tho City of Ottawa  was that the wind changed from  blowing in a southwesterly direction to a southeasterly direction.  .There are various estimates of  the losses. What is looked upon as  a moderate estimate places the loss  at from $15,000,000 to $20,000,000.  *- Some put it as high as $30,000,000.  On tho Hull side the only building  ���if any consequence now standing is  the Roman Catholic cathedral, and  'jilinour and Ilughson's mills, E. B.  ~ Eddy'iTpaperliiillsTindmatch"fac--"  tory aro gone, as well as the Ottawa  Lumber Mills. The loss of lumber  burned ib heavy.  ' On the Ottawa side the following  i idustries are burned: Booth's  lumber mills, Brons & Weston's,  AIcKay Milling Company, Ottawa  electric power house, Ottawa Specialty Company, Victoria foundry,  Baldwin's iron works, Ottawa Saw  Mills, Ottawa Taper Company, Dominion Carbide Company's works  (building still standing), Martin &  Warnick's mills, Export Lumber  Company's works, C. P. It. stations,  freight and passenger, Booth's  palatial residence, George Foster's  i esidenoe, A. W. Fleck's, Dr. Mal-  loeh's, Dr. Scott's and others are all  i n ruins. It is calculated that there  are tonight from 10,000 to 12,000  people in Ottawa and Hull homeless.  The Dominion government has  given a drill shed with militia blan-  jrets and so forth to accommodate  part, while the exhibition buildings  and other places are also arranged  for them. The government also  filled out the militia and adjourned  f4��o commons until Tuesday on ae-  (Couni. of the fire.  The fii?o is still raging, and the  bridge between Ottawa and Hull is  burned down. Miss Cook, au old  m omaa, was burned to a crisp in a  /���re on Wellington street. An unknot'11 'uan was also found dead on  the railway track. Some injuries  were received by firemen and  others, but none are supposed  s erious.  London, April 27.���The Times  sayn this morning: "Great Britain  must help Canada, who is lavishing  her blood and treasure in South  Africa, by contributing funds to  the relief of the victims of the  Ottawa fire."  gun-  hun-  He  BAD ACCIDENT AT ELK BAY  Vancouver News.  Vancouver, April 20.���[Special  to The Tribune.]���A frightful accident took place at Elk Bay, a hundred miles up the coast, yesterday  afternoon. The eleven year old son  of David Essonce, logger, Avas sent  with a twelve pound can of  powder to his house, about a  dred yards from the shore,  went into the kitchen and amused  himself a few minutes by placing  spoonsfuls of tho powder on the  stove, and watching it flash, then  he took off the lid and began pouring the powder on the stove. The  whole tin exploded. The boy was  thrown some distance from the  house, which was' completely  wrecked. -The stove and fragments  of the house were found hundreds  of feet away. The boy was terribly  burned, but was still living when  brought to the city tonight.  It is understood that the Canadian Pacific Railway Compauy today handed the provincial government a check for $22,000 in  settlement of claims in connection  with the recently seized timber on  the Crow's Nest line.  Hewitt Bostock, M.P., who arrived  today from Ottawa, expressed surprise at premier Martin having so  few candidates in the field in the  interior. He says that Martin in  going up against the Laurier government on the Japanese question  cannot result in anything but the  making of much trouble.  HOW FRENCH PUSHED AHEAD  British and Boers Tactics.  Lovdon, April 28.���AReut'er correspondent with geueral Pole-  Carew and general French wires  from Danifontein, under date" of  April 24th, as follows:  " "Ever since Sunday a Boer force  of about 1000, with one gun and  one pom-pom,- has been trying to  impede our progress."  lie then proceeds to describe how  the various mounted bodies, the  Canadians, Roberts' horse and  French's cavalry, time after time  engaged the Boers and held them,  while the infantry and baggage  passed.   He says:  "General Pole-Carew found it  necessary to use shell on the left  Hank. The Boers evidently intended to draw him into action in  oidor to delay "the column, but the  admirable tactics adopted enabled a  steady advance, only interrupted  by slight delays. Tho Boers always  took care to keep their baggage and  guns well out of range. General  French's general plan was to push  forward in light_order, leaving the  baggage train to then follow with  tho infantry. Few casualties have  been sustained during the march."  ROBERT GREEN IN SLOCAN I  The Miners' Candidate.  Kaslo, April 20.���[Special to The  Tribune.]���The miners of the Slocan  will have their candidate at the  geueral elections and Bob Green is  the likely man. Tonight a convention will be held in Sandon. Every  miners' union in the constituency  is to be represented. Joseph Gil-  uagh, secretary of _ the Kaslo union,  is the delegate from here.  Keen anxiety is felt as to the  fate of two Swedes, who went up to  work two claims on Bear creek,  Lardeau- Duncan district, last ���falL  Not a word has been heard of them  since, and it is feared they have  perished. Thoy wero to have returned to Kaslo six weeks ago.  Smith-Curtis Nominated.  Greenwoon, April 26.���[Special  to The Tribune.]���The candidature  of the Hon. Smith-Curtis for the  Rossland riding was unanimously  endorsed by forty members of the  Liberal Association who attended a  meeting last night. The resolution  endorsing Mr. Curtis met with no  opposition, and C. J. McArthur, W.  S. Keith and J. H. McFarlane were  appointed delegates to the convention to be held in Grand Forks ou  May 2nd. Thoy were instructed to  vote for Curtis. The name of  premier Martin was not mentioned  during the meeting.  TURKEY AND UNITED STATES  Claim Being Pressed.  Washington, April 20.���It is  learned that the note of Mr. Gris-  com, United States charge d'affaires  at Constantinople, is founded on  the state department's instructions  to press vigorously the claim for  indemnity already lodged with the  Porte. The note is not an ultimatum in any sense, but is in continuation of the expressed determination of the state department to exhaust all peaceful and proper means  to secure a settlement "of the American claims.  It is not doubted that the Turkish government would speedily meet  the desires of the United States in  this matter could the claims be adjusted privately, and without the  knowledge of the European ambassadors in Constantinople; but  this is impracticable, and the Turkish government is, it is believed,  embarrassed with the necessity of  settling all the claims of European  countries for large sums of .money,  should the American claims be  allowed.  The expectant crowd of European diplomatic agents in Constantinople during the active prosecution of the American negotiations is  probably the basis of such stories, as  is that put forth to the effect that  the Russian government was secretly backing Turkey in opposition  to tiie settlement with the United  States.  It is realized that the Turkish  government is not at all averse to  the spread of a belief in the truth  of this story, but it is held that  there is no foundation in fact for it.  London, April 26.���The Constantinople correspondent of the Daily  Telegraph says: "The porte considers that its offer to rebuild the  American structures burned at  Kharpnt will close the question. It  bases this'belief on news that Russia has intimated an intention to  oppose any attempt on the part of  the United States "to enforce payment,      ^   LATEST CHINESE OUTRAGES  ,    British Took Reprisals.  Vancouver, Apiil 26.���Details of  the Kiddle-Sutherland murders  were received from Burniah today  by the steamer Empress of China,  12 days from Yokohama. The  aggressors in this outrage were the  Was, or "Wild" Was, as they are  commonly called, living in Meng  Kaus. A party including Dr. Kiddle, Sutherland and J. H. Litton,  with an escort in charge of a Chinese non-commis&ioned officer, were  suddenly attacked from ambush by  the Was, who were armed with  crossbows, stones and arrows. During the retreat Dr, Kiddle and Sutherland were wounded by eross-bows,-  and while lying on the ground were  stoned to death by the Was. Litton  was rendered temporarily insensible  by a stone, but recovering, he seized  a gun aud shot a Was who was  going to finish him with a spear.  Four of the Chinese escort were  killed. The Chinese sergeant, although wounded, behaved with  gallantry.  Three days after this outrage the  united British and Chinese forces  attacked the Was, and a sharp encounter took place, the entire spur  of the Was stockades being cleared.  The group of Was villages implicated in the original attack were  then made objects of attack by the  British and Chinese force, and as a  result 2000 houses were burned and  CO Was were killed. In this second  fight four Chinese were killed and  20 wounded, while of the British  force one Gurkha was killed and  seven wounded.  The Tsung Li Yamen has received  a telegramfrom Chinese officials in  Yunan ^ the effect that British  troops, reinforced by 200 men from  Behama, destroyed and burned the  Chinese fortresses at Te Tso and  Pa Nib, on the Burmak-Yunan  frontier, killing eight Chinese soldiers. This was in reprisal for an  attack on the British commission.  The Yamen immediately sent an  humble message to the British minister, sir Claude McDonald, begging  him to prevent any further drastic  measures by the British troops ou  the frontier, promising to make  every effort to give full redress by  China for the outrage if the British  soldiers were restrained. They  begged tho minister to use his in  fluence to obtain a* peaceful settlement, and a calm investigation iuto  the outrage. McDonald declined to  influence British action in  Yunan.  Li Hung Chang is continuing, his  crusade against the reformers. His  latest move was to seDd a magistrate and a company of soldiers to  the Sai Chiu district to capture  members of the family of Lo Tang  Fun, a merchant residing in the  United States, who is accused of  being a member of the society organized by Kong1 Yo Wai. Li  Hung Chang's action is said to have  been taken upou the cabled request  of the Chinese minister at Washington, avIio obtained a list of members of the society.  An attempt is ,i>eing made in  China to abolish ;the Tsung Li  Yamen and to entrust all foreign  relations to the Li Fan Yuan, commonly termed the Mongolian su-  periutendency, but really -meaning  the colonial and tributary department. This is really said to be a  thinly-veiled attempt to relegate  once more the ministers of foreign  treaty powers to the grade - of tribute-bearers.  A SPLENDID PERFORMANCE  LITTLE FROM: THE FRONT  K enforcements at Kimberley.  London, April "27���5 a. m.���Israel  Spoort, which is not marked on the  maps, lies between-Sannas Post and  Thaba   Nehu.      General   Hamilton  has probably by, this time arrived  at Thaba Nehu, as\ he is using his  utmost endeavors   to cut off  the  Boers   who   are s retreating'  from  Dewetsdorp.   The Boer  forces   at  Thaba Nehu are* not unlikely   to  make a stand to cover the escape of  the convoys from the southward.  They   have    laagers    eight    miles  apart, stretching from Brandfort to  Thaba Nehu with a base camp at  Samalldell station.  > A report comes,thata small force  of British mounted' infantry had a  brush with a party of Boers ten  miles   east   of  Kjuree siding, who  were, trying to'establish a connection  between Brandfort   and  the  Boer  forces   to    the    southward.  ^Otherwise there is no news between  the official dispatches, of lord Roberts except belated details of iccent  -operations..  It appears that general Brabant,  in the fight with the Boers at  Wepener, had a- narrow escape.  General Pole-Carew's advance was  much hampered by the tardy  arrival ol" artillery wliich prevented  him from capturing Leeuw Kop before darkness set in, enabling the  Boors to secure their retreat.  The report that the Boers had  reoecupied Boshof ptoves to be untrue. Lord Methuen is there and  general Hunter's division from Natal, which was supposed to be going to Bloemfontein, is arriving at  Kimberley.  Bevolution Predicted.  ��� Wichita, Kansas, ApriL27=AJlen  O. Myers of Ohio, responding to a  toast at the baiujuet of the Sunflower League of Kansas, following  William J. Bryan, created a sensation by his utterances. Mr. Bryan  did not finish his speech until after  1 o'clock this morning. Mr. Myers  drew dark pictures. The country  was fast going to destruction, he  said, and Mark Hanna, AVilliam McKiniey and Great Britain were  driving it. Then, suddenly turning  toward Mr. Bryan, the speaker exclaimed: "You may bo elected, sir,  by a million majority, but they will  not permit you to take tho presidential chair. Look atthefateof William  Goebel iu Kentucky. Men whose  pastime is bribery find in murder  an amusement. Ohio was bought  in 1896, the country was bought  and it will be bought again iu 1000,  and Mark Hanna's reward for it is  a seat in the United States senate.  "The masses of the country would  permit the encroachments of the  classes," concluded Mr. Myers, "until  finally too late for a restoration of  rights by the ballot. Then the  sword and gun violence, with revolution���a new order of things."  General Hamilton Doing Well.  London, April 26.���The war office  publishes tlio following dispatch  from lord Robeits, dated Bloemfontein, April 26th : "General Hamilton yesterday drove theonemy off  a strong position at Israalspoort by  a well conceived turning movement,  which was admirably carried out by  general Ridley, commander of the  second mounted infantry brigade,  and geueral Smith-Dorien, commanding the   eighteenth   brigade.  By Nelson Amateurs.  The initial production of the  comic opera "Pinafore" at the  opera house last night by the Nelson amateurs was a gratifying success in every particular. The tuneful opera was splendidly sung,  magnificently staged and handsomely costumed. The audience  was large, the seating accommodation of the opera house being taxed  to its utmost capacity, and a more  appreciative audience has seldom  greeted a local or foreign attraction. The interest was sustained  from start to finish and only admiring comments were to be heard  after the entertainment concluded.  If any doubt lingered as to the  ability of Nelson's musical and  dramatic talent, it was most effectively dispelled by "Pinafore."  By S:40 o'clock the audience was  seated and the orchestra followed  Herr Steiner's baton into the opening bars of the overture. The instrumentation was as follows:  First violins, Mrs. T. R. Archbold,  Mrs. F. J. Painton, D. Maccake;  second violins, Mrs. T. Morley," S.  Forster; viola, T. Morley; cello, F.  Steiner ; bass, L. S. Otis ; clarinet,  D. Wambold ; cornet, F. Coggins ;  trombone, L. Johnson ; drums, R.  Mills ; piano, Miss Wilson ; organ,  II. Haines ;   leader, Herr F. Steiner,  Tho curtain rising on Act I. revealed a pleasing scene. The stage  portrayed the quarterdeck' of H. M.  S. Pinafore at uoon, the stage setting being carefully worked out.  On the bridge paced a diminutive  middy with a long spyglass, which  he frequently levelled. He Avas  followed by a marine" in red tunic  and white helmet, who stalked the  bridge with majestic mien, while  below wero more marines and a  throng of jolly Jack tars in typical  costumes. The first impression was  decidedly striking and there was  uo halt in the continuity throughout.  The principals  filled  their,roles  most -creditably,  C.  F.  Freeman-  Lake headed the cast in the- character of sir Joseph Porter. The  role called for a clever, make-up, an  air of supreme self-importance  and conceit aud comedy  powers of no mean order. An  these and more were possessed by  Mr. Lake aud used with discretion  and eif ect. The consensus of opinion  was that sir Joseph Porter was inimitable. The exacting role of  captam���Corcoran was filled by Mr.  Williamson aud the choice would  have been difficult to improve upon,  lie made a hit in his opening song,  "My Gallant Crew," and sang faultlessly throughout. Mr. Williamson  was on the stage almost continuously and never failed for a second.,  Furthermore +his carriage and  dramatic action were exceptionally  good. John Lochore interpreted  the part of Ralph Rackstraw, round  whose love affairs the opera is  moved, and made one of the greatest  successes of-the evening. - IIo has a  fine tenor voice which surprised his  friends and delighted the audience.  Sn his selections, one of the best of  which was "Farewell My Own," his  voice was heaid to splendid advantage and elicited warm applause.  Tho role of Dick Deadeye was  taken by C. B, Winter in good  style. Ilia       make-up       was  particularly good, and he interpreted the mean, slouchy, vindictive and repulsive seaman with considerable skill. Bill Bobstay, bosun's mate, led the chorus and had  a solo or two. Tho role wa.s taken  by James Lawrence, who proved to  be the light man in the right place.  Mr. Lawrence was a jolly, rotund  sailorman, with good humor beaming in eveiy line of his face. He  was warmly received in his rattling1  solo: "Ho is an Englishman."  Of the ladies Mrs. W. A. Macdonald headed the cast, and may fairly  be snid to have carried off the honors of the evening. She was charming in appearance, handsomely  gowned, aud her dramatic ability,  as evidenced last evening, would  win recognition in first-class pro  fcssional circles. From start to finish Mi's. Macdonald's work was a  di-lightful treat. She lichly merited  the beautiful bouquet of roses  which was sent to the stage during  the evening. Mrs. W. J. Goepel  was Little Buttercup, and gave  a pleasing interpretation of a  heavy role. Sho was also the  recipient of a bouquet as a tribute  to her careful and effective work.  Mrs. E. P. Whalley was quite at  home as "1 lebe." and made the most  of the part throughout.  Petite Miss Quinian  is worthy of  special   mention.     As   a,' midship-  mite she was dainty and sweet, her  air of importance while doing duty  on the bridge of the steamer was  most   realistic.   Toward the close  of   the   second   act   Miss Quinlan  danced   a   sailor's   hornpipe   with  charming grace.   She was accorded  an ovation and responded prettily.  Tho work of the chorus was most  meritorious.   Their    singing    evidenced careful and assiduous training, coupled with no small degree  of original talent.    The  chorus  included the following:   Mesdames E.  MeLeod, D. Connon, F. W.  Peters,  Dr.  J.  A.  Armstrong,  Otis,   John  Fraser, W. J. Astley,  Dr. Arthur,  G. B.  Heathcote,  Langford; Misses  Eleanor  Gurd, E.  M. Little,  L. E.  Tamblyn, M. Gray,  Cartwright, B.  Sutcliffe, J. L.  Johnson,  D.  Lilly-  white,   M.   Hebden, F.   Crickmay;  Tenors, Messrs.  G.  O.  Newling,  S.  M. Johnson,-H. R. Jorand, G. L.  Lennox, W. McAdara, A. II. Macdonald and G. S.  Kellaway; basses,  A. R. Sherwood,   W.  F.  Ross,  C.  Burt, F. H. Smyth, E. Parks, W. L.  Smith, T. G. Haul tain, L. B. Hodge,  Melville Parry.  Themanagementincluded: Messrs.  Grange V. Holt, J. H. Bowes, George  Williamson, J. M. Lay, L. B. Hodge;  conductor, Herr F. Steiner; stage  manager, J. C. F. Crofts; treasurer,  H. B. naines; honorable secretary  and business manager, Melville  Parry.  A number of specialties included  in the program were cut out to  avoid lengthening the production  to aii unreasonable degree.  "Pinafore" will be reproduced  this afternoon at 2.30 p.m. and on  Saturday evening at 8:30 p.m.  THABA NCHU IS OCCUPIED  Boers Have Got Away.  London, April 27.���The Bloemfontein correspondent of the Daily  Telegraph, under Wednesday's  date, says: "Our infantry entered  the high' mountains of the plateau  of^Thaba Nehu today without opposition. As this is a natural for-  tress, this must mean that the  'Boers have practically thrown up  the sponge iu this section of the  country. If the force,presses on to  Ladybrand the whole country  south of there and in line with  Bloemfontein will be completely in  our hands. Oue difficulty is that  many of the Boers foiming the  commandoes immediately on finding themselves beaten, retreat to  their farms and resume peaceful  labors as citizens, hiding their  rifles.'*  The Bloemfontein correspondent  of jthe Standard, telegraphing  Thursday, says : "Geueral Hamilton with the mounted infantry,  naval guns aud a howitzer battery  advanced from the waterworks in  the direction of Thaba Nehu. A  large force of infantry supported  him. He met with no opposition  and the mounted infantry occupied  a position dominating tho Lady-  -brand district."         BIjOEXikontkin, April 26.���General Pole-Carew's forces are seven  miles north of Dewetsdorp today.  They are disappointed at the failure to surround the Boers, but believe the march will have a good  effect on the Free Staters. Wherever he found Free Staters who  had broken the oath general Pole-  Carew seized tlieir cattle and  horse**.   Camp McKinney Notes.  Gkki;n\vocmj, April 26.���A new-  strike is reported ou the Dayton,  which continues to be the sensation  of Camp McKinney. At a point 120  feet from the first discovery, where  the shaft was sunk, another open  cut shows the ledge as strong as  ever, the ledge matter panning free  gold. On the Porto Rico, the adjoining claim, Hamilton ��te Youklin,  the owners, have unearthed what  they believe to be the extension of  the Dayton vein.  In Omaha camp, where the  Lemon company's properties are located, an important strike was  made at the 210-foot level, and a  new formation two feet in width,  greatly resembling the Cariboo oro,  was encountered in the drift. The  Lemon stamp mill has been compelled to close down for a short  period, awaiting the arrival from  Peterborough, Ontario, of another  ore feeder which is en route.  The Waterloo mill, which was  closed down on account of the water  in the ditches freezing, is to be  started at an early date. It is said  that the face of tho drift on the  first level has five feet of solid ore.  The mine ia looking first rate.  THE METHODIST DISTRICT  Meeting Closes.  Last night saw the close of the  Methodist district meeting which  had been in session here since  Wednesday morning. The day was  devoted to the reception of reports  from the various changes in the district and business of a general  nature. F. L. Irwin, city, B. F.  Cassellmau,Rossland,andF.Creanier  of Ymir, were present as lay delegates to the session.  A discussion anent 'the desirability of extending the work of  the church resulted in a resolution  to establish missions at Michel,  Moyie, Phoenix, Windermere and  Lardo. Men for these positions will  be secured after the B. C. conference which meets at the Coast next  month.  The reception of reports from the  district   afforded   the   members a -  pleasant hour or  two.    The  state- ���  ments demonstrated splendid pro-.  gress from every point.    Last year  the   district   only included seven  ministers   while   the  number   has  now    increased    to    eleven.        A  little  figuring   indicated  that the  number     of      members    enrolled  at       the       present       time       is*  almost  double  that of   last year.  Throughout the district the church  finances are in a most  satisfactory  condition, a feature  of this being  that the missions established during the year are now self sustaining.  Several appointments to confer- "  ence committees were made as follows: Rev. J. H. Morden of Rossland, to the stationing committee;  Rev. James Calvert of Trail, to the _,  Sunday school committee, and Rev.  John Robson, city, to the Epworth  League committee.  Before the meeting adjourned a ������  resolution was framed inviting the  B. C. Conference of 1901 to nipet at  Nelson. This resolution will be  presented at conference next month1  and if the invitation is accepted 70 \  clergymen an and equal number of  delegates will visit Nelson.  BOER ARSENAL BLOWS UP  Many Were Hurt.  Pretoria, April ^23.���Wednesday���Further particulars from Johannesburg show tho explosion occurred in the Begbie works. Thirteen of tho occupants were blown  to pieces and fifty injured. -  Another batch of British subjects, consisting of ten men, 203  women and 420 children, have been  put over'the border aud are- now  going to Delagoa Bay.   j *���  <.  Pretoria, April 25.���A serious  explosion occurred last night at the  Begbie works, used by the govei n-  ment as an arsenal. The walls of *  the building were destroyed and  the structures in the neighborhood^,  _are a mass of flames. \_Thc shrieks  of women and children in the adjoining streets added to the ghast-  liness of the scene. Ten workmen  were killed and 32 injured, including Herr Crunberg, the manager of  the works. The most important of  the machinery was saved. Tiie  cause of the explosion is unknown:  The works employed 200 persons,  mostly French nnd Italian*-?. The  lied Cross ambulance did great  work in helping the wounded.  Spent a Pleasant Vacation.  John A, Turner has resumed his  official duties as government agent  and gold commissioner after a leave  of absence spent across tho Atlantic. In a geueral conversation  he said yesterday that he could  have spent a year profitably and  pleasantly in travelling through  the United Kingdom and on the  Continent. ��� London, he said, is a  city in which business men transact business, Paris, on the other  hand, appears to be a city in which  a majority of the people devote  more time to pleasure than business. While in France, Mr. Turner  spent a few days with Ernest Mansfield visiting large manufacturing  establishments at Rheims, Lille,  and Dieppe. At Rheim*���> a day was  spent in going through Charles  Heidsieek'**- wine vaults nnd warehouses. Many of the French manufacturing establishments are reaping a harvest from orders for supplies for the British government,  and they are not anxious to see the  war between Great Britain and the  South African republics come to an  end. Mr. Turner left his daughter  at school in England.  I  " il  >*l  il  &  til ,ri.wir_��ii''iW w:.v^^  THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON B. C KR1DAY, APRIL 2i 1900  11'  II'  J -Ew ���?  n*<  if-  I   *J Wfl  2^3  I'ii;*  ft  1  *n  It;"  H*  lit  NEW DRY GOODS STORE  KERR & CO.  Wo are doing big business in Ladies' Ready-made Garments, because avo keep the assortment and our prices suit everybody. Ladies'  Wrappers at $1 to $4, Ladies' Ready-made Suits at $13 to $25, Ladies'  Ready-made Skirts at $2 to $S.50, Ladies' Crash Linen Skirts at $1.25  to $4, Ladies' White Pique Skirts at $1.50 to $6.50, Ladies' Underskirts  in colors at $1 to $S.50, Ladies' White Underskirts at $1.50 to $4, Ladies'  Blouses at $1 to $3.50. The neAvest and best values are here for you in  Dress Goods aud Silks.    Millinery the most up-to-date in the city.  Motto:    Good Goods, Cash and One Price.  P. S.    Standard Patterns in stock.  MADDEN BLOCK,  BAKER STREET.  KERR Sz CO  MENS  CHILDRENS  BOYS  Tailor-Made Clothing  Clothing, Overalls   and   Furnishings.   Every   article   of the finest  quality produced by the best manufacturers.  New Patterns and  Colorings,  Latest Styles, Up-to-date in every respect.  A  complete  variety  of Serges, Worsted, Cheviots, Tweeds from  which to make a selection.  Prices to suit any and every purse.  BROWN    &    CO.   Hall Block, 296 Baker St.  Headquarters for Portland Cement, Fire Bricks,  Fire Clay, American Cumberland Coal [Blacksmiths]  B. P. BITHET & CO., Ltd., Victoria  for each charge, and it will throw  a projectile 5 feet 4 inches long,  weighing 2870 pounds, twenty-one  miles. It will require until August  to complete it.  The Gambling Instinct.  Philadelphia Enquirer.  The car was crowded���the "standing room only" sign should have  been put out. A young fellow and  a more mature man with gray hair  were standing at the back door.  After awhile a woman occupying a  corner scat left the car. It was a  toss-up whether the young man or  old man was nearest the vacant  scat. The young man, however,  made way and motioned the older  man to take the seat.  "No, no; you sit down," said he.  "Oli,  no;   you arc an old man.  Take the seat."  "Nonsense," retorted the older  man with some feeling, "sit down.  I guess I am as able to stand as you  are."  "I can't do it, sir. I would much  prefer you to have the seat."  "I'll match you for it, then." .  Forthwith the old man produced  a coin from his pocket. The young  man did the same, smilingly. The  coins were flipped. The young man  won and took the disputed seat.  The old man opened.his paper in. a  satisfied manner, and just then  some one remarked aloud," "Dead  game sport."  �����:��  00 .00 . 00 .00 . 00 .00  fe]y ��� ^i*, *^Sk. * ^iH *^B_^ * ^^, *^teK * ^QK  ���J88*"'  ^���������ST'>�����.�����������;  "���i^.'inS'^^*-^--5*^.  VF  w  \tf  iti  w  iti  3���>   Baker   Street  W  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" ancl replenishing new for old.  We will offer special reduction in this department for the next ten days.  iti  Tapestry Carpet from  Brussels Carpet from    ,  Axminster Carpet from  English Wilton from  Ingrain  50c  $1.20  $1.25  $1.50  .    50c  up  up  up  up  up  Special quotations riven for carload lots  A. B. GRAY, P. O. box 521, Nelson, B. C.  Kootenay Agent  m  w  m  w  w  jit.  %"  i��)\  W  Roberts'  Army is discarding* the Khaki Suits for  something" more seasonable for the Fall.  Why don't you follow suit and place your  order for one of our stylish spring" or summer suits. We have all the latest patterns  in Spring ancl Summer Suiting's to fit you  out.   Don't order before you call and see  H. M. VINCENT  , Merchant Tailor  lUDSQSfS BAY  COMPANY.  BAKER  STREET  ���esi-fiJ'ff.  'fZI'l&.g.  ts>._.,  "SJ-P*--'  '.*S5,'.  I.fifi.l  NELSON  ffl  INCORPORATED 1670.  Ouur Leaders  In Ladles9  Gloves  w  iti  iti  iti  iti'  '**' 0*'fi*  Carpet from   .  All Carpets sewed and laid free, of charge  Xlt  Floor Oilcloth from    .     .    .  Window Shades from    .  Curtain Poles from     .    ...  Lace Curtains from  Art Rugs ancl Squares at all prices  25c  up  40c  up  40c  up  75c  up  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  Mr  00 ' fi*' 00 ' 0*- 00 ' 00' fi* ' fi*' 00 ' fi*'00'00  e*'���*'<5'-t*'''*  .0* ��� 0* '0* ��� _____ '0*' 0*.'0* ��� fi* -fi* - 00* ���_>***'*5_j!_^��  m<  m  One of the most amusing features  of the* present campaign is the  patronizing policy which premier  Martin lias adopted toward Ralph  Smith, the leader of the labor party,  and the blunt manner in which the  same has been received by the  Nanaimo man. Ralph Smith says  tliat there is much that is good in  the Martin programme, but he is  not supporting the framer of it because in the first" place lie does not  believe that Alartin will be given a  chance to give effect to any of the  1 reforms outlined in his programme^  and in the second place he does not  think that premier Martin is suffi-  .ciently sincere to give effect to the  reforms even were he returned for  the express purpose of carrying  them out. There is only one paper  in the province that does not understand what Ralph Smith means in  this statement. That paper is the  Vancouver World,  as the leader of the party in this  province. Alderman Hall is said to  be willing to make the race in the  Liberal interest.  .Garry ait. $1.21  Beaver' at $ia:  CCC at $11.75  We have -sold 75 per cent of all the  Portland Cement  Fire Brick and  Fire Clay  Used in Kootenay.  We also handle  Steel Mining Rails,  Blacksmith's Goal, Sewer Pipe, Etc.  H. J.  EVANS  &  CO.  NELSON, B. C.  elson  Planin  Saw &  IVjills, Limited  m  Tim Liberal-Conservative  elation of Nelson has* given  Asso-  noticc  that a candidate for' the legislative  assembly will be elected by the  members of the association on Monday night. Sn that case, there will  be no necessity of holding an election on Jane Oth.  ' Tiik Provincial Party in Nelson  riding are willing to give all the  electors who support the party a  voice in tho selection of a candidate  to make the race in the riding.  Tin's is as it should be.  Tiik man elected to represent the,  JSTelson riding in the legislature  should be a broad-gauge man. He  should not be a man who would  merely do the bidding of one class  or set of men. He should be one  that the business man, the wage  earner, and tiie employer of labor  could trust.   Green-wood's Trade and Labor Council.  At the meeting of Trades and  Labor council of Greenwood, for  organization���purposes, - delegates  were present, representing 124  members of local unions. The organization was completed and the  following officers elected : M. Kane,  Greenwood miner's, union, president: M. II. McQuarrie, Flicenix  miner's union, vice-president; 13. O.'  .Fisher, Greenwood carpenter's union, secretary; Max Berger, retail  clerk's union, warden. Au executive committee was appointed as,  follows; D. A. McKem-jie, J. W.  Grier, H. G. Bunting, J, W. Stewart,  Ph<enix ;, John Reardon, Phoenix;  James Fisher, Greenwood ; T. llim-  merle, G. Tilsley, and Charles Wilson. Regular meetings will bo hold  on the first and third Monday in  each month. Arrangements will  also bo made for meetings in  Plnenix.  Cannot be beaten  The best values that  buy.  .^���tz)'ejy^"i=>.is>'(S>'ts"  :3i  m  4&'  2_y_>.  money can  Hudson's Bay Stores  TELEPHONK 13  Alex Stewart  Room 3, Turner & Boeeh Block.  NELSON.  Garden  Seeds  Canada Drug & Book Co.  We are ready for your gardening. Fresh seeds in bulk, both  Vegetable and Flower Seeds, also  Lawn Grass and White Clover. .  tobie  Px-iees ���same as Eastern Catalogues  With   three   candidates in  field, the candidate of the Provincial  Party   will   have   a walk-over in  IsreIson riding.  Tun majority of the members of  the Liberal Association of Nelson  id strongly opposed to making a  light on party lines at the coming  election. Thoso who favor placing  a Liberal candidate in the field are  men who look up to Joseph. Martin  America's' Big Gun.  Probably the biggest gun in the  world is having its finishing touches  at the Wiitervliet arsenal. It required three attempts before a  jacket could be shrunk upon it.  The gun was a 16-inch gun, and to  j shrink a jacket upon it, the jacket  flip I ^ac* *�� ^e neli^Q^ to a temperature  of 700 degrees,  which caused the  steel to expand .00 of an inch between the outer circumference of  the gun proper and the inner circumference of the   jacket.     That  completed, the gun was slipped into  place perfectly, and as it cooled tho  jacket was made to cling to the gun  with a pressure of five tons to the  square inch.    Completed, the gun  will weigh 252,000 pounds, and its  length will be 49 feet 0 inches.   Ifc  will require half a ton of powder  Mines  Heal Estate   Insurance   Loans  Notary Public and Conveyancer.  Rents Collected on Commission.  HOUSES I'OlfsALK.  A flua corner, SUjiley and Jlincs' lioud, $000;  ��,V*0 cii>,.i; biiLince 7 iiw cent.   ClicMp.  ��� Hoiihc ami  foiii*  mco  loLs, inidur culliv.illoii,  IIuii-p Addition.   -Money in tins*. *���  Collude, wttli *iio<!or*] improvements, cornu*  of Victoria and Tlnll slrccU. /  Hcsidciico und lo(*l on ('..rbonntc si reel8.,,  fe'oii-i; lino lai'KO Tcteidcncos, wilh nice grounds,  on l.(_fie alroel,  LOTS I'OJt SAUi.  A snap- ?lf'j<) will pui'cliaie seven lots. All  very rot.venlent.    ,  Jloifiihtown loti on lino of lmm-��v.iy, cheap, on  oii*.y terms.  Loth in various purls of Uic (own.  Money lo lend nl 7 per cent on centml lius-  inoN propi'i'Lies with easy piLymenlK  Owners list your properties, 1 have pnidias-ors.  All hrsi-el.tss mining sloiks bought and sold.  REAL ESTATE AND  INSURANCE AGENTS  Agents for J. & J. TAYLOR SAFES  Bogustown)   Fairview   Addition.  REAL ESTATE  INSURANCE AND  GENERAL AGENT  Canada Brag & Book Co,  NELSON   Kootenay   Coffee __Go.  NELSON, B. O.  Coffee roasters and dealers in Tea and Coffee.  Oilbr frosh roa&ted coffee of best quality as  follows:  Java and Arabian Macha, per pound......$   40  Java and .Mocha Blond, 3 pounds , 1 00  Fine Santos,i pounds -������ 1 00  Santos Blend, S pounds  1 00  Our Spoclal Blend, 0 pounda...  1 00  Our Rio Koasfc, C pounds...,  I 00  A trial order solicited. Salesroom 2 doors east  ot Oddfellows block. West Bakor street. <  ASHCROFT  BLAGKSMSTHING  AND EXPERT  HORSESHOEING  Wagon repairing promptly attended to by a  flMfc-c_.��HB wheelwright.  Special attention given to all kinds of repairing and custom, work from outside points.  Shop:  Hall St., botween Baker aud Vornon  GENUINE * *  P. o,  TAIL0E  Wcrkmai}sf|ip and  quality of goods %  best obtainable  Are prepared to furnish by rail, barge or teams  Dimension Lumber, Rough and Dressed  Lumber, Local and Coast Ceiling, Local and  Coast Flooring, Double Dressed Coast Cedar,  Rustic, Shiplap, Stepping, Door Jambs, Pine  and Cedar Casings, Window Stiles, Turned  Work, Rand-sawing, Brackets, Newel Posts,  Turned Veranda Posts, Store Fronts, Doors,  Windows and Glass.  Get prices before purchasing elsewhere  Office Corner frjall ai]d Front Streets  Factory Hall Street Crossing G. P. R. Track  Mills Hail Street Wharf  Opposite Silver King Hotel, Bakor streot, Nelson  CLEANING  AND  ���REPAIRING  Fine Tailoring  YOUR OWN GOODS MADE UP  OLD CLOTHES MADE GOOD AS NEW  ARTHUR GEE>  Opposite Clarke Hotel.   MERCHANT TAILOR  CUTJPMCES IS THE  ORDER OF THK DAY  And I want to bo In it. I havo just received  Fall samples of Suitings and OvercoatinRS, representing' a ��50,000 stock to choose from mado to  your ordor at prices never before hoard of in Nelson.  AU tho latest fads in Fancy Vostings for  all and winter.  Ladiea' tailoring in all ils hranchos a ?pecialty.~  t ��� * _..__-_    noomg i amj iit HUiyoj. block.  ,*��'_a*_**_S'_il'->��'_8'_a''%'*a'_��'_a  ^���. .1*5 >*�� -**8R J����at -^fe -^_�� *U* -����_% *Qg�� J^fc -��^fr ^__fe  ^fi^f*'*'*'0-0- 0'0- 0.0- 0-0-0  |jj     TOWN  fix        OF  PROCTER  SLLlZi��!Li��Li9L.*j*j-i*jL**'*-'e'--*.  ���^���^���^���^������^.���y^.C.-ff.^^S^**;  fix  J. T. FIFE  Box 660  & CO.  NELSON  First door wesfi  of Bank of British  Columbia building.  Baker Street  St. JOSEPH'S SCHOOL  NELSON, 33. C.  A boarding and day school conducted by the  Siiloisof St. Joseph of Peace. It is situated al/  the coi ner of Mill and Josophino streets in one of  tho best residential portions of Nelson, aud is  easily accessible from nil parte of the city.  The course of study includes the fundamental  and higher blanches of thorough English education: Uusiness course���bookkcoping, stenography and typewriting, Scienco courbo���miibic;  vocal and instrumental, drawing, etc. Plain ait  and needlework, etc.  for tonus and particulars apply to tho Sister  Superior.  Nelson Business College  Has entered upon its second quarter with enlarged ���icuMiimod.ition and inwoastd facilities  for promoting tho intoresth of students.  Night claftaes Monday, WedneMlay, and Friday  of each week. Register early. Uoom 1, Victoria  Block, Josephine street.  STEVENS, The Tailor  Palace IVJeat IVfar^et  Headquarters  for all kinds of  Fresh and Cured Meats,  A fc.ituro will bo mado of tho poultry and  tfiuno trade. They will always bo on hand during 1 heir season.  ���j. ]L...  1G9 Josephino St.. between Baker and Vernon.  Telephone IK).  ���A.,   JB3SFBT^!.A_.X3-  Contracting Painters, Dccoiators.Paperhangors.  Full line of wall paper1, mouldings, oto,   Kalso-  nilmng and Tinting,   btiietly ilrst-cla&s  work.  Kalimates fiunibhod.   Residence Mill Street,   ���RJI? T QflTJ    R    _P  OppoMtcSchoolHouso   SxEtuOUiXf Jt>�� V.  of the Nelson-Balfour section _of_  Crow's Nest Pass Railway.  "the  fk 20 Miles east of the City of Nelson, and Terminus 2t  ���li rkf fha   'M_aIc_r��'M___.'Rci]-_Pnnr��   ezin+lfwt   n-P .��?  m  fh  Business and Residential Lots ranging at prices       *    ili  from $76 to $150 each.       - k JfJ  Terms: One-third cash; balance 6 and 12 months. ."  ��� '    (IX  l^his townsite is held .jointly hy the Oauadinn Paeilic llsiilway W  Company and T. G. Procter. ' *     tyX  m  fix  fix  0.0  Apply to FRANK FLETCHER, Land Agent C, P. B��� Nelson. L  w to T. G. PB0CTEB, Balder Street, fieison. j%  �����Z:SL:&gL:!*j!*^*^'SL:*j: ���a-a>-_��'_^-_a.^.,*^��_����^^.>��>��_i8_��.wyi'  Head Office at  -  NELSON, B. O.  oiesaleand Retail  ers in Meats  Markets at   Nelson,   Rossland,   Trail,   Kaglo, Ymir,   Sandon,   Silverton, New'  Denver, Revelstoke, Ferguson, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade City, Midway, and Vancouver.  Mail Orders Promptly Forwarded  PAPER HANGER, GLAZIER,  PAINTER, ETC.  CHIMNEY SWEEPING  Oiflco Ward Streeb Opposite Opera Honse  Fruit and Ornamental Trees  Rhododendrons, Roses Fancy Evergreens  Magnolaa, Bulb", now crop tested seeds, for .spring  pUiUing. Largest and woit complete stock in  Xv cslorn Canada. Call and make j our selections  or hond for catalogue. AddrcM at tho nursoiy  grounds aud greenhouse.  M. J, HENRY.  3000 w eRtminster Road, Vancouver, B. C.  ALL KINDS OF  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE AND BETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  Baker Street, Nelson &   &   TRAVES,   Manager  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. 0., FRIDAY; APRIL 27, 1900
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Chicago, and all tlio principal cities in Canada.
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Grant Commercial and Travolors' Credits,
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Drafts issued, Collections JMado, Kto.
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Saving's Bank Branch
Itudyai'd Kipling has given tho
press an account of his experiences
in tho publishing of his first book.
J Io says :
My first book was a collection of
poems which had been published in
an Indian paper, on which I held
the position of sub-editor. This
y book Avas a lean, oblong docket,
wire-stitched to imitate a department order envelope, printed on one
side only, bound iu brown paper
and secured with red tape. It was
addressed to all heads of departments and all government officials,
and among a pile" of papers would
have deceived a clerk of 20 years'
Of- these books we made some
hundreds and there was no necessity for advertising, my public being
to hand. I took postal cards, printed tho news of the birth of tho book
on one side, the blank order form
on the other, and posted them np
and down the empire from Aden to
Singapore, and from Qnotta to Colombo. There 'was uo trade discount, no reckoning twelves' as
ihirteens, no commissions, and no
credit of any kind whatever. The
money came back iu poor but honest rupees, and was transferred
from the publisher, the left-hand
pocket, direct to the author, the
right-hand pocket. Every .copy
sold iu a few weeks, and the ratio
of expenses to profits, as I remember it, has since prevented me from
injuring my health by sympathizing
Avith : publishers -who talk of risks
ar.d advertisements.
*The down-country "papers complained of tho form of tho thing.
The Avire binding cut the pages,'
etui the red tape tore tho covers.
This was not intentional, but
heaven helps those jAvho help themselves. Consequently, there arose
a demand for a neAV edition, and
Ihis timo I excLanged the [pleasure
of taking in money over the counter
for that of seeing a real publisher's
imprint on the title page. More
verses Avere taken out and put in,
and some of that edition traveled
a* far as Hong Kong on tho map,
and each edition grew a little
fatter, and at last the book came to
London with a gilt top and stiff
hick und was advertised iu the publishers' poetry department.
But I loved it best when it AA'as a
lictle brown baby Avith a piuk
string around its stomach : a child's
child, ignorant that it Avas'aiilicted
with all the most modern ailments;
und before people had learned beyond doubt, Iioav its author lay
itwako of night, in India, plotting
and scheming to Avrito some thing
-that would "t»ke"-with tiie English-
speaking people.
Tho messages can bo read on human
faces every day Avhere they are reflected and avo knoAV at a glance
whether they come loaded with
smiles or tears. The grim army besieging Ladysmith was astonished
one day to hear from tho city
shouts and cheers withili'the miserable eity. The demonstration could
not be understood uutil a'scout ai-
rived Avith the ucavs that the Arau-
guard of a coming army AA'as but a
few hours' inarch distant.' The
dots and dashes had outrun the
scout, and, passing oArer the besieging force, had carried hope aud joy
to tlio starving men and women of
the city.   	
While tho siege of Kimberley aa-us
on, a great searchlight avus mount-
, od on a tower, through which to
wateh the operations of tho inventing army, but one day an officer
who IciieAv the British army codo of
Mgnnls, took up the idea that by
breaking the light into dots and
dashes, lie might signal to friends
beyond the lines of the enemy. It
was found to be a perfect success,
the light beiug broken info the de-
Mi*ed dots and dashes simply by
switching the current on and off.
No matter how the guns roared, the
signals were not interrupted, and
while soldiers Avere in evolution below, those dots and dashes, in their
own Avay wero explaining all that
was being done. After a while
thei'e Avere returning signals explaining that help was near at hand
and bidding tho beleaguered city
i o be of good cheer. Long before
the first flag could be discerned ;
long before the Avar trumpets.' calls
could be heard, the sign AA'as read
ihat relief was at hand. The message came to that garrison like the
answer to prayer. Those physical
marvels that arc sIioavo to men are
typical of deeper truths that are
being realized. A rough-looking
man AA'as passing along tho street
yesterday, and men watching him
Avoudered why as he walked he
j-miled. A light AA'as being flashed
iu dots aud dashes Avhich made a
language which his soul could read,
and it told him that something in
which he was much interested, in
this world or beyond, was all right,
Conductor Jack Hen ham,  of the
Transport Service,  Avriting  to his
friends at Maidstone about the Riet
River   battle,    says:      "Wo   first
sighted the enemy about 2000 yards
from AA'here our AA'agons  Avere  out-
spanned, and almost at once  firing
became general.     We were ordered
to form a laager and prepare to defend  the  same.     The  Boers  Avere
estimatod at about 1500,  and Ave
Ave re all told about 50.     However,
Ave managed to  hold  our position
until dark, when firing ceased.    Reinforcements arrived a  little later,
but, much to our disgust, Ave were
ordered to retire about 3 a.m., AA'hen
Ave 'marched   back    to   Jacobsdal,
being, as  you  can  imagine, after
tAvelve hours' fighting, nearly done
up.    I lost everything, but I understand   the  goA'ernment will   compensate us up to the hilt.   I did not
shoot very much, the distance being
too great, so I sat with a good glass
and pointed out to the chaps where
the   Dutchmen    were,   and   then
watched the effect of their shots. I
think the Dutch  loss many more
than'what AA'e did, but,  of course,
they got the convoy, and all the
Avagon's and bullocks,'with tons of
Sergeant S. G. Kendall, 19th IIus-
fc&rs, Avrites from Ladysmith:
" *G,ood old Buller,' as Ave affectionately* call him," deserves all the
praise Ave can give him. To his
tireless energy is due every credit
for'the splendid work he has undertaken and accomplished at,terrible
odds. Through his eA-er fresh
stream of strategy, together-Avith
the patience, endurance and deter-
■muKttion which have characterized
his moves, he has, I think, saAred
thousands of lives."
The folloAA'ing is the substance of
a letter received by Mr. Hughes,
station master nt Ludlow, from his
son, avIio was in Kimberley: "On
one occasion when the Boers Avere
shelling, Mr. Rhodes was quite close
to me. When our men saAv the
smoke coming from the Boer guu,
thoy all stood behind the bags. Mr.
Rhodes, however, continued to
stand erect, AA'hen one of the North
Laucashires, who Avas Avith the
toAA'ii guard for signalling purposes,
and avIio did not know avIio Mr.
Rhodes AA'as, said to the king of
Rhodesia, —Douk -tha.-mil,--tha
blooming fool,' upon AA'hich Mr.
Rhodes dropped plump on the
ground, conA'uIsed with laughter."
Nelson Branch—Burns Block, 221 Baker Stroet
J. 51. LAY, Manager.
it, they could readily be induced to
It is a question about Avhich there
may easily be interminable argument, yet it being true that all
kinds of evasions of the rule are
practiced continually, especially in
respect of attending forbidden
places of public amusement, it seems
likely that it will finally be abolished. The chief difficulty, 'perhaps,
is that this clause of the discipline
could not very Avell be rescinded
without the Methodist church seeming to be in the position of giving
its express sanction: to dancing,
card-playing, theatre-going, etc.,
which the great bulk of its people
by uo moans wish to do—not even
those who lead in advocating the
change. Perhaps, eventually the
church laAV on these matters may,
be rescinded and the teaching continued in the form of admonition.
Chas. A. Waterman & Co.
Strangely enough Chicago is tho
storm centre of two movements of
religious reform. Not only-is the
discussion on the Westminster Confession of .Faith at its height in that
city, but there is another having in
view the striking out of section 248
from the discipline of the Methodist
Episcopal church.
This is the clause that provides
for tho trial of members Avho shall
be guilty of dancing, card-playing,
or of attending theatres, circuses,
dancing parties or dancing schools.
Tho matter is coming np at the
general conference soon to be held,
and the statement is ventured that
this section of the discipline Avill be
struck out. One basis for the belief
is that a far greater proportion of
lay delegates Avill bo present than
at any previous conference.
Our own Methodist conferences
in Canada have threshed out this
same question on several occasions.
It Aviil be remembered that a very
considerable number of delegates
have at one time or another declared in favor of abolishing or amending the discipline in this regard.
The arguments pro and con aie
identie.il theAVorld over. The chief
argument against the discipline is
that it is largely a dead letter, that
the infraction of it is winked at in
all the large centres of population,
aud that iu rural communities,
Avhero it is enforced, it is a barrier
betweeu young people, and tho
essentials of religion wlriclu, but for
A correspondent describes a visit
to the Paardeberg battlefield, Avhere
the   Canadians   made   themselves
famous, a Aveek after Cronje's surrender.   He. says :
Paardeberg can be seen a long
way off, and Avhen the traveller
reaches it, he finds a flat-topped
hill, the highest in the neighborhood, Avith.the Modder river skirting it on the farther side.
A horrible stench fills the air,
without exaggeration, for miles
around, and so many- carcasses of
oxen and horses are lying about the
veldt where the bullets or shells
dropped them, that to bury them
would require an army. Therefore
they are left for the sun and the
vultures; and the vultures, although numerous enough, seem to
be satiated.
When the Modder river, by the
act of Providence, "came down,"
and drove Cronje and his army hurriedly from their shelter beneath
its high banks, they trekked from
Paardeberg for a few miles up the
river, and then formed a laager.
At this spot, naturally, there is
most to be seen. The Avagons Avhich
formed one side of the laager
caught alight through the British
bhells, and nothing remains of them
but ashes and scraps of iron. On
the north of the river they dug
trenches, which avi.11 probably, remain for many years to mark the
I b is terrible to contemplate the
'storm of shell that must have fallen
around these trenches when once
the British, fighting the wily marksmen eA^ery mile of the way, had
completed their manoeuvre and got
ahead of the Boers. The greenish-
yellow of the lyddite shells covers
whole patches of the ground, whilst
shrapnel must haA-e, been bursting,
Avithout exaggeration, one shell to
every dozen 3'ards. How the Dutch
escaped annihilation can only- be
put doAvn to the skillfully-constructed trenches in the first part
of the fighting, and to our general's
action,"Avheh~Ee~b.ad.~gbt- his guns
into position, in allowing them to
Down from the laager to Paardeberg there is a large number of
AA'agons standing Avhere the retreating Boers left them. Male and
female apparel, letters, household
utensils and broken » boxes are
stroAvn all over the place. Empty
shells, cartridge cases' and bullets
are aUo plentiful, although, the
ground being loose, every shower
of rain helps to  bury  them from
One grave is conspicuous in a.
glade amongst the thorn trees.- It
is that of six of tho brave Canadians Avho fell AVhen one of the
Boer trenches avus rnshed. The
grave is covered with large stones,
and a cross formed of planks stands
at the head, with the inscription:
"In memory of corporal Wilhey,
corporal Withers, privates G. Or-
man, J. M. Johnson, J. B. Scott, W.
A. Riggs,Royal Canadian Regiment,
killed in action, Feruary 27th, 1900."
Auction Sale
Saw Mill
Acting under instructions, which
Avill be produced at the time of sale,
Messrs. Chas. A. Waterman & Co.
AA'ill offer for sale by public auction,
at 2:30 o'clock in the afternoon
in front of their offices on Baker
street, three doors Avest of the
Bank of British Columbia, a complete SaAV Mill, located at Rykert's
Landing, consisting of
30-Horse Power Boiler, Lane & Bod-
ley, makers
25-Horse Power Engine
Top Rig Saw Mill, Griffith & Wedge,
Planer, Macgregor & Gourley, makers
Edger, Circular Saws, Belting, Box of
Tools, Mitchell Wagon, etc.,
all of which will be sold Avhere they
stand. Everything is in good condition. The plant can bo inspected
on the ground.
Terms: One-third cash on the
drop of the hammer, aud the balance upon delivery, of bill of sale.
For further particulars apply to
Chas. A. Waterman & Co.
Nelson Opera House
April 26th and 28th
at 8:30 o'clock
Front Doors
Inside Doors
Screen Doors
Inside Finish
local and coast.
local and coast.
Newel Posts
Stair Bail
Rough and
Dressed Lumber
of all kinds.
Successors to
Matinee April  27th
at 2:30 o'clock
Rough and
A-1 White Pins Lumber Always in
"We carry a complete .stock of
Coast Flooring, Ceiling,.Inside Finish, Turned,Work, Sash and Doors.
Special order AArork will
prompt attention.
Porto Rico LumberCo. Ltd.
Contractors and Builders
Buy Their Lumber
G. 0. Buchanan's
Comic Opera
h. m. s.
A largo stock ot first-class dry material on
hand, awo a full lino ot safih, doorj, mouldings,
turnfjd work, etc.
Factory Work a Specialty
Yard i  Foofc of Hendryx streot, Nelson
t,i,:.i,o„..s, Joljn Rae, Agent
coalT ~ooali
$9.65|g-°r'3Nes* .38.15
Hard Goal
C. W. West & Co.
The anniversary muade of Koofonaj' Lodge
No. 10,1. O. O. V, will be held on Sund.iy, April
VHU I'm. .it 2..S0 p.m to Si. S.nioiii s chinch.
A'lsiliug biothcis .ire cordiallj united to attend.
The Nelson Laborers' Union w ill hold an open
jiieetingiii the Mineis' Union lull on Monday,
the "«)i!i instant, at 7.'i'i p.m. Laborer* of Ali
kinds are coidialli united to attend, c^Dueialh
tuiunsteis*. P. SHACKLhTON,
The member*, of the Cooks' and AVaitcrs'
Union will meet at Union Hall on Tliuisd.iy,
Apul'.'dth ill S pin. A good attendance w requested.
The Nelson plumbum, gas and steam flUora'
union incotn c\ cry second and fourth Friday at
tho Miners' Union hall at 8 p.m.
JLt, WEEKS, -Secretary pro tern.
Orchestra of 15 Pieces
Elegant Costumes
Special Scenery
Pr-iees, $1.00 and 75 Cents, General
admission 50 Cents.
Matinee 50 Cents/ Children 25 Cents.
Liberal Meeting
All Liberals are cordially invited to attend (he annual
meeting of the Nelson Liberal
Association, to be held in Fraternity Hal!, at 8 o'clock p. m.,
on Tuesday, May ist.
Gko. C. Tunstall Jr.,
Block 5
Block 6  [
Block 7 J
J) Cash Offer
3 '       Fop  ■
All Four
Portland, Oregon, Postoffice Box 464
Advises about mines, mining
property and its workings. Companies organized. Capita! furnished. A.f information and cor-#
respondence confidential. Demand for silver-lead propositions. Copper properties bought
Nolicc i**hotoby given 'hit I intend (o apply nl
the Hint meeting or llie Hoard of I icenst* Coin.
jnissiorici-,foi tiie City of Nelson hcMfliiitv dajs
after the Unit hficof foi le.it«■ to ti tusfiw the
lu ohm; now held bv ii tt for a irthiou known as
the Athabasc a saloon, -itimti> on tin* soullu'i.....
ruimi of llakei ind Koottitaj stieet ■*. Ni'fsim.
li (.'., being on lol j, l.loi k I.', in N< lson iifoio-
h.iid. to Patnek J.*>lttis.-iill, in tiustfui Uio Athabasca Iiotel Corn nan}, Limited.
WitnPh.-,, l». K. aVilwj.v.        Jab. Nkkl\.\i>s.
Dated this lllh day of Api il, 1'JUO.
Apply G. L. IjKNXOX, Solicitor, Xclt-on B. C
will bo iecoiti d bj tho ni'dersitjued np till April
2»lh foi (liiiniK UWOfcot of tunnel with an dnlU
at the YiHouston.* mine, Spu-illcalions and
pai titulars can bo obtained at the mine, near
'tin: YKijLQwvroxE jiinls, unurv.n.
Salmo, li. C,
Notice is* hoicl.> i?i\'e;i lh,tl the tiitrtnorshiii
beietofoie existing between tlio undersigned us
U'.iiiisIpis and fteiKhU'is undo tiie liirn nanieof
Tho Nelson Tr.ui-fei Coliinanj !wui this da> iij
mutual coiisonl heou dls ah < ei,  _
All debts due lo Iho s,ui! _h in are to he paid !o
the iiiiileisiKncd.rohn 'I'. AViKoti and Kenneth A.
Follies, -it ho hate assumed, and \till pay olf all
tho liabilities of t he said linn.
Dated at Nelson, ll. C, this '.Mill day of Jfaich,
V.. 11. -.McnOK.MAN.
K. A. I-'OltliKS.
,1. T. A\ IIjiSO.V.
Witness-, P. _R. Wilson, Soht itoi, Nelson, li. C.
_.  td . i_          	
Notice is licicb} g!ttn Ih.tlaftei one month f
ttill m iki__a|-]>lu.a(loif lollicf hlef Commissioner
nf Ijimdhiinil Woikslo puitli.i-o foitj acies of
llind in" the di*-tuct of Wisl ivootunaj in tho
inoti'Ko of .Mulish Columbia, situated on the
tast sjdo of Koolcniy lake, bcttwen l.orklmit
and ijiifiuncf ciu'k's as follow-. Commencing
at.iiost on the beach maiked "Initial l*ost lohn
Laidlaw s N. AV Coitru, Ihuii e southerly iilon**;
Uic lake -'<) (ham-,, ilttiuo easteily at chain-,
theme noilh. ilv *.'(! <han-, thence westeilj XI
chains to the place of bcEninini'.
.lofl.V LAIDLAW.
Dated at Nelson, H. C, this ,iid <la> of April,
Notice i- herel'j f,'.A<.'ti, that afrti one month I
will make applii ilion tolhct. hiefCouimi—toiiii
of Land- mil Work* to pmcl'UM* one liunditd
niidhiMj .u k-i of land in Ihc Distilct of \V«-t
Kooten i\, m the !'iu\ nice of llnli-li Columbia,
situated on I lie tw-t sale of Kootenaj b.U.on
Hnpldei crci k, about I wo mile- -ouill of H ilf oui:
( omiiK in iliK.it Inlti il lV-t maiked 'John Murk.
X: ll. Coi nil." tliciKC tve-t M\tj-fi>m < hams.
thoiKi- honih iniiifjll." < hams, theme eait
sixtj foui chains, thoneenoith titenlj-Jliochain.,
to tlio Initial Post.
Dated at Xelson Uu'ft "th day of April, 1'JOO,
B. C.
J. L Sayward
Porto Rico Lumber Co.
25 CENTS TO tl
321 to 331 Baker Street, Nelson.
Lighted by Electricity and Heated with Hot Air.
rTIHORPE & CO., LIMITED.-Corner Vernon
•*■ and Cedar streets, Nolson, manufacturer
of and wholesale dealers in ceratod waters and
fruit syrups. Sole agents for Halcyon Sprin«8
mineral water.   Telephone GO.
WF. TEETZEL & CO.-Corner Baker and
• Josephine streets, Nolson, wholesale dealers In osjayers supplies. Agents for Denver
Firo Clay Co. of Denver, Colorado.
CIGARS.        ~Tr     ~~
CO.—Cornor Baker and Hall streots. Nel-
•son, manufacturers of "Royal Seal" and "Kootenay Belle" brands of cigars.
AA'holesale dealers in coal and coke. Charles
St. Barbe, Agent, Baker streot, Nelson.
HJ. EVANS & CO Baker street, Nelson,
• wholesalo dealers in liquors, cigars,
content, fire brick and lire clay, water pipe and
steel rails, and goneral commission merchants.
Large comfortable bedrooms and  first-class
dining-room. Sample rooms for commercial men.
flf|rs. E. G. ClarRe, Prop.
Waver ly Hotel
This popular hotel- has been thoroughly
renovated nnd enlarged, and is now one
of the most comfortable hotels in the
city. It has 10 nicely furnished and wc'l
lighted rooms, heated with hot air. The
;dinin-_j room is second to none in Nelson.
A Big Schooner
The best'glass of beer to be had in Neit.cn hi at
Corner Silica and
Stanley Streets.
E. J. CURRAN, Prop.
(Vjadden House
Baker and Waid
St.eets, Nelson
The only hotel in Nelson  that has rmrained
under one management Fiiiice 1890.
The bed-rooms are well furnished and lighted
by electricity, <
Tho bar is always stocked by the best dom s-
tlc and imported liquors and cigars.
THOMAS MADDEN. Proprietor.
B. C. HOTEL   erie, b. c.
First-clasi in every respect,   umiwi  nusg.
liquors and cigars,   ivory comfort for transient
Choicest winos
ivory comfi
and icpident guests.
i       ■■-.:■ ; _"     , l       ■***..
Vernon Street, Nelson.
nkIjBON, juiiTian Columbia
Brewery at Nelson
Prompt and regular
delivery to tlio trado
Nelson   Wine   Co.
Spoci.il attention fsUan lo family trado
-ffi^,.      FRANK A. TAMBLYN
Thofviiwiiill and plant lately owned by Joseph
T. Rolieil^.at Kjkcit's LaiiflniK. and consistiiiK
of a __Ahoi.se jiowct bodor, enKim'. Oriflllh &
Wed^o topiik S.1H1111U, edxei, planei, bolting,
<at«, etc., will be sold where they now stand.
.Apply to
TAYLOR *s HANNlNaTON, Solicitors.
ers in telephones, annunciators, boll
llxturos, etc., Houston block. Nelson.
LTD.—Front btreot, Nelson, wholesale dealers in flour, oatinoal, etc., and hay and grain.
Mills at Edmonton, Victoria, and New Westminster.
Nelson   (George   F.   Motion's old
stand).   Flour, Feed, Grain, Hay and Produce.
Car lots a specialty.   Correspondence solicited.
Phone 2(5.
-*-   street,
BURNS &   CO.—Baker   street,   Nelson,
wholesalo dealers in freehand cured meats.
Cold storage.
A MACDONALD & CO.—Corner Front and
• K.ill streets, wholesale jyrocors and
jobbers in blankets, gloves, mitts, boots, rubbers,
mackinaws and miners' sundries.
TED—Vernon   street,  Nelson,   wholesale
fOHN CHOLDITCH & CO.-Frout street, Nel-
*•»    son, wholesale grocers.
PR. STEWART & CO AVarehouses on C. P.
• R. track, foot of Stanley street. Nelson,
wholesalo ..dealers.'in ,provisions, produce and
fruits. Cold storage. Agents; Armour & Co.'s
bacon, hams, lard and other products.
JY. GRIFFIN & CO.—Froit street, Nclt.011.
•   wholesale   dealers   in   provisions,   cured
meats, butter and eggs.
H BYERS & CO.-Corncr B.ikerand Josephino
• streets, Nelson, wholesale dealcioin hardware . and :inining supplies. Agents for Giant,
Powder Co.	
Baker St., Nelson, wholesalo dealers in
hardware and mining supplies, and water and
plumbers' supplies.	
LIMITED—Baker street. Nelson, wholesale
dealers iu h-u&Aaie and, niming supplies plumbers and tinsuiithEi' supplies. Agnnt-s Ontario
rpURXER, BBETON & CO.-Coiner Vernon
A and Josephino streets, Nelson, wHolcsalo
dealers 111 liquors, cigars and diy feoods. Agents
for Pabst Blowing Co. ol Milwaukee and Cal-
gury Brewing Co. of Cilery. ^_
Street—AVholot-ale dealers in paints, 0U3.
and brushes of all kinds. Largest stock m
"street. Nelson, jnauuf.iotuicrs of djnaiuito,
sporting, stumping and bUck blasting powders,
wholesale dealers in caps and fuse, and electric
blasting apparatus.	
LIMITED—Corner Front and Hall streets,
Nelson, manufacturers of and wholesale dealcra
in sash aud doors;all kinds, of factory worik. mado
to oider.	
Bakei btreet, Nclron. Manufacturers of all
kinds, of tents, aw nines, and canvas good*,,
P. O. Bot 7f>.   Theo. M.idaon. iiroprietou	
v/ TED—Corner Front and Hall streets, Nel'
son, wholesale dealers in wines (case and bulk)
ar.d domcsLio and imported cigar?, ,
(-J-UARLES PARICFR-MiiimBand nulling en- I
,-t_giiicor—WciLBalcor-bticci. Xelboit.   —    —-—J
NELSON LODGE, NO. 23, A. F. & A, M.
Meets socond Wednesday in each month.
Sojourning brethren Invited.
35, Kulghts of Pythias, meets in ~ ""
Bakor and Kootonay Htr<
at 8 o'clock.   Visiting Kninhts
I. O. O. 0".
Htreets, every
Hall, coi ucr llaker and Kootoisa
Tuohday oveiiin
cordially Invitjsrt to attond.    R. G. Jo*.. K
& S.   Lconatd Scott, C. C
of R.
NELSON Ij. O. L., No. 16112,, meets in I.
Hall, corner^ Baker and Kootonay
O. O. F.
. streots,
Ifit and 3nl Friday of each month. ViMtinjj
brethorn cordially invited. R. Robinson, W. M.
NEIjSON ^:iUK, Number 92, Fraternal Order
of KagloH, nioets ovory becond and fourth
Wednesday ineach month In Fraternity Halt,
Vtsiting brethren wi'lcoino. AV, Gosneli, Prosl
dent.  Charles PrOs-er, Secretary.
•*>>'    meeting  of  the   Pnliiteis'   Umo.t
v eveiiuig at 7..'iu, I11 t
liolmid the Clarke: hoti!.   '1
F. of
M.—Mcclfl in minors' union 100ms, northeast cornor Victorui nnd Kootenay htieeLn, every
Satuiday ovonuiK at S o'clock. ViMtiug mom-
bet*w woicotno. Jt. ii Mou.itt. Prct-iileiit, Jiiiiict
Wilkes. Socri'lnvy. 	
is  held
c\er> Wrdm-^luy eveiiuig at T.'tu, I11 t_lie Pain-
iom' Cnion hall, liolnnd the Clarke hoti!.   T. O.
Skatbo. prfsiilcnL   Alfiod Tin nor, ■■c.crct.irj
Iar rnoetiugs of the Nelson Tiades and Labor
Council will beheld in the iiiiucin' union hall,
corner of Victoiia and Kootenay (streets, on the
firsL and third Thursday of each month, ut
7.30 p. in. G. J. Thm pe. President. J. H. JLithe-
1£1L* Scci ot.ir}.	
rpHE regular meetings of tlio C.irpentcrs' Union
-*- aro held on A\"eilnphd.iy evening of each
week, at 7 o'clock, 111 tho Mineis' Union hall corner Victoria and Kootonay stieet*.. K. iiobin-
1011, PiesulciU.   James Colling, Secrclaiy.
BAKBERrf'UNION Nil-on t'n'on No. tiki, of
the Intoinatioii.il Join ilev uii'ii ILnbei's Union of Aiiu'ikm, mcOt- 1 \(*M 111-I and tlnul Jioil-
d.i> of each lHtiiilh in Jlinti s t mon Hull corner
of Viilona iitiu Kooten.iv sticet-, at fc 'M p.111.
sh.iri1 Vi-itnitr biothcis I'uiduilh invited to
attend. J. II. il.ithcson, 1'nsident. AV. H. Ucl-
1 die, St'ci et.irj.
L'lliortMs' P10-
of L nicely in
Miners' L nion Hall. 11011lie,est cornel of Victoria
and ICoOtcn.iv stiucts, on tho tiistand thud Monday of t,.u*li monih. at b p in. hhiip A"i-,itmg
mvinbeis of the AtueiK'uu 1 edeiation (oidiallv
iiiMlvd to itttcmU John Mullen, Pni_>ulont»
Poicj t>tiiikeUoii_, SocroUuy. 	
CIGAR MAKKBV UNION nicoth lt,t Tuesdax
incvery luonUiliithe W-F.M,IiaU.   Executive board mocts <)vcry SaUiMlay,
lectivo t mon   .No.TJl.A. F. THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON, B. C, FRIDAY  APRIL 21  1900  i  5?  /  !   T  is  &>"���  i ���< i  / .  P  | ���*���_.* *- <���  ~v  i-f-2  lili  '1  ll  m  is?  w  &  <_  i.  17*-'"  If,'  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  HOTEL   AERIVALS.  DRUGS AND ASSAYERS'SUPPLIES  iti  Hi  iti  iti  Hi  Hi  Hi  xti  ometMe-  ..A^&j_[;g;_:��;g_];^-giiZ-e_ii SB'S'Sv_a'S''jfr,8'i-i?'3-t'S'S'fe  /^^���^.<��..-<__s.'��K.^.-*_..>_s.s__..-Sr^..s5t ' 0.0.0-0.0.0-0.0-0.0-0y-rA  * -^ *^Vv  New |  (ti  iti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  EVERY WEEK  And in order to make room for our new  goods  we must dispose of 0 a few.    We are  $ prepared, my Kootenay friends, to let you  xti  inspect the latest and most complete up-to-   iti  yJ c date stock in British Columbia.    We invite   Mf  iti  you aM t�� examine them, and know you will   ft  iti not  only be  satisfied  with  the   goods  but   iti  prices also. MJ  How Dover Disposes of Mail Orders       xti  Hi  By having a first-class jewelry manu-   iti  factory with the best of mechanics, and our   w  watch  making  department   has  no  equal.   ^  We  are prepared  to  make   anything  and   iti  xti  CITY LOCAL NEWS  Uf  iti  iti  Ui  Hi  Ui  iti  Hi  Ui  everything in our line with a guarantee.  All mail and express orders receive our  Hi prompt attention.  iti   xti  iti  Ui  xti  Jacob Dover, THie Jeweler  NELSON, B. C.  -0s-0'0>-0.0'0:-0-0-0- 0-0-0 ���iiT*^.>5.>~~-'C.*-s.*~^~t;.~"-~~'^.���~"  xti  iti  iti  iti  Yes Ave have made  rathei? a  Big Hole  in our $12,000 Stock of Dry Goods  but we still have great  bargains to offer  Goods  delayed  in  transit are now arriving  and are marked at cost to clear.  NEW LINES JUST OPENED OUT  White  White  Check  Check  Muslins, regularJ10c; reduced to 7c.  Muslins, regular 15c; reduced to 10c.  See our Colored Dress Muslins now offered at 6c.  White Piques reduced to 15c, 20c and*25c.  Crash Goods for Skirts at 10c and 15c. "  See our 50c and 75c Blouses.  This  is  a  Genuine Clearing Sale as we  going out of the Dry Goods line.  A. FERLAND & CO.  ELLIOT BLOCK,  BAKER STREET.  are  THE  GROCERS  is  to replaee that  Shabby Awning*  Place your order with  THEO.   MADSON  Tents,  Awnings,  and  all kinds of Canvas Goods  Manufactured to Order  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  That Light is Poor  GAS FITTING QUE SPECIALTY  PLTJXaSIKO OF AiL KINDS  Victoria Steoet, o-ppsslto Bostoflk*,  jjT US PUT IjUltS  STRAGHAN BROS.  When in office as attorney-gen-  ornl, J). JI. Elicrts of Victoria, was in tho habit  of introducing bills, entitled acts to correct ambiguities in certain acts. Tiik Thiiiuxk is in the  same position. Yesterday a local paragraph  stated that a certain brand of cement had been a  failure when used in street pavingat Vancouver,  and that another brand had been ordered substituted. The paragraph wound up by Btatinpr  that 11. ,1. Evans & Co. handled "this cement."  Which cement. II. J. Kvans & Co. say thoy  handlo only the cement that Vancouver lias ordered to bo used to replace the brand that was  found to be of poor quality. Thus i-j an ambiguity corrected.  Louis Hydo returned yesterday  from a trip to Spokane, and Snmptor, Oregon.  In regard to the latter point Mr.-Hyde states  that there is every indication of a big boom this  summer but in his opinion there is nothing to  make a town last in the neighborhood.  George Kydd,   manager of   the  Hank of Halifax, has received $70 for tho Indian  famine fund. Of this sum ��7 10s. has been remitted to Rev. Dr. Campbell, whose Hold of labor  is in the famine stricken districts of India. Dr.  Campbell is a brother of J. J. Campbell of Nelson.  The steamer Nelson took the run  to Kootenay Landing last night instead of tho  Moyie, which will be tied up for several days,  while her funnel is replaced with a now smoke-  stank and other repairs made. Tho Moyie's  crew is transferred in the interim to the Nelson.  Ewart & Carrie  will  proceed  at  onca with the changes to the old Bank of Montreal premises, the principal feature of which is  the raising of the building sovcral feet.to grade.  The work will only take ten day<_ or a fortnight  ���when operations aio commenced.  The Nelson sampler will  not  be  moved down to Giccnwood City as was at ono  time evpected, ai tlio council of th.it town decline to giant a bonus. Tho management also  expects to get lots of oro fiom the Slocan this  bummer, now that the mines aio working again.  W.   E.   Sutherland   was   before  ... magistiate Create again yesterday on the oluugc  \��f     of udeling a i.used Dank note.   Additional e\ i-  ���T. dence was taken in the matter after which  lu Sutherland was committed foi tual. Applica-  tion will bo made to the county judge for bail.  The Nelson ministrels have decided lhat tor vaiious reasons it will bo impossible for them to accept the nn itatioii to give a  peiformance in Kaslo on the night of Ma..  21th.  An appeal to the full court of  the'province has been taken in the action of  Sloan vs. Goimley, in which mdgc Martin gave  a vcidict for defendant at the last supremo court  sitting liui e. The action is a partnership suit involving tho ownership of the Black Punco and  Dundas No. 2 mineral claims. Bow es & Ward  ,ue acting for the appellants and Galhhor &  Wilson for the i espondoiita,  John A. Turner assumes his duties as gold commisbioner today and W. J. Goepel, \\ ho has open noting government agent during Mr. Turner'!, absence, will ictuin to ln& duties as inspector of ofltccs.  The list of criminal* cases   to be  tried at the foillieominp. assize has been m-  creafctd by 1 he addition of the Sutherland matter.  H. A. JMci-cnii, deputy nttomej-geueral will be  here for the nnsi/e to piosecute the ciiuunal  ch.iie.es. It is not known lib >ct wiMt judge will  preside. '  Thomas E. Kenny, general  man-  ,igor of the Mcichants Bank of Halifax, ariived  in Nelson last night accompanied by John M.  Smith, manager of ihe Itossland blanch. Mr.  Kennv is jiiakmga tourof the bank's branches  in the west, and will return lo Halifax., N. S.,  after visiting in Nsslson foi' a couple of dajs.  v.  P. Burns <fe Co, placed an order  yesteiday with the Kootenay Kleotnc Supply &  Constiuction Companyfor.iSO horso powei motor  tor then cold storage plant. Tlie^niacinne will  be made by Benton & bona, Lacrosse, Wisconsin.  The street gangs are making good  headway on street woik.' The material lcmoycd  from Stanley blieet has filled in Q.bsc�� -i.itoiy  stieet. Mines road, and Lat'mer, thus killing  four bird" with ono s.touo,  Plans are being drawn for a new  C. P. B. depot at Demer Can) on to replace the  premises destroi cd a couple of months, ago by  me.  The logs of the C. P. It. fleet indicate that the w.itei in Kootonay river has risen  seven feet and a half this j eai.    '  A   lively   scrap   took   place   ou  Baker street Thui^day night. When a constable  appcatcd on the s<.ene to quell the disturbance  the tinee mon involved took to their heels and  two escaped. The third appealed at the police  coui t i cs.toi day and w at. fined ��10.  The steamer Itossland makes her  first tup fo��* tho neason from-Xukusp on Sunday.  She will ho manned by the crow of tho Minto,  which will tie up for a time,  Jailer Partridge returned   from  Kdsio jest ci day with Kid McDonald, who was  arrested there Wednesday night. McDonald  biibmitlcil to returning wltliouD a protect, but  would ifivc noieasoii.tblc story of his movements  since he took I'rcich leave fiom thejail. He  vsoic ihe go\eminent *-hirt und lrou<*oib, but tho  mai les had been pm tmlh erased. When the Kid  btiuck Kaslo he hnd ��1.1 or ��20 obt.uncd from  some sonice unknown, and piocceded to get  fighting diunk, wlm.li led to his surest umlidon-  Lilioulioo.  The contract for excavating the  hitu for Iho new Clements Iviikputnek-Wilson  block hiiH been let to T. L Bildei back,, v. ho will  commence work shoitly. It i*i estimated that  J700 jaidh of uarth will hayc to be moved. The  conttiri'ctlon of tho isafoot retaining wall on  Ward stieet will be s.Uiteil when a Sd.lloicnt  fjiiantity of cm th is removed to permit tho masons  to woi k��  The United Charities organi'/a-  tion i* stlli in exulcncc and woiking haul. The  ushocliilinn liiiHUiiumuci of women on ils hands  who ure wait It) of assistance. Several of these  elcHiie lo reach points some distance away wheie  ihoy have friends or relatives, and an efl'oit is-  being made to hecuro passages foi these  P. S.  Forrest, superintendent of  the Spokane Kalis & Northern mil road, was in  tliecit)')cslcidar and wont over tho company's.  piopci ty about .Nelson.  The fire department had a run  )Chloidny forenoon to the waici fiont attho head  of I'urk street, where a shack occupied b) a man  named St. Denis was ablas-o. The Hie resulted  fiom a spaik out of the smokchtack on tho Fisher  & Br) dges mill alighting on tho roof. Thu damage w.ib about SKO,  Patton A: Enman, who have conducted a groceij business al the corner of Silica  and Joiephine sticets, have dissolved paitnei-  slup. Mr. Kniinn wli! continue the business in  the old btand,  The public library will  be moved  to its* new (piarloi's about M.ij 22nd. The apart,  uiculri in the Suloiis building on Victoiia stieet  arc boifig made to communicate wit U each other,  ho-fhui Uicllbjnry *,wll have tlueo comfortable  looms on the ground fiooi.  The   Nelson   Rifles had   a brief  parade last night, A number of tho leceiitl)  sworn leuruits weie present and iccciVed then  initial instruction in squad tli ill- A detachment  of the members man lied to the opuia House,  whoie t|i..y paitiwpatcd in the production of  "I'HMforc/  J". E. Dynes of Winnipeg arrived  in the. city last night to lake chtu-go of tho dress  goods dejiartmcnL in the Hudson a Bay Com-  .pour's store,  Ar the PnjUu��� Miss Gallup, Ainswortli: J.  Morris, Ainsworth; G. Bookman, Silver King;  Fred T. Kegler, Rossland; Matthew Clemens,  Kitchener; John V. Dexter, Sirdar: V. J. Kwing,  Spokane; R. U. Procter, Spokane; H. XV. Hodis,  Spokane; Dr. AV. A. Hendryx, Los Angeles; Wil-  lard C. Stimson, Los Angeles; C. K. Stevens,  Mammoth, Arizona; T. K. Kenny, Halifax, N. S.;  .lohn M. Smith, Kossland; Ij. A. Campbell, Rossland; Donald Reid, Moiltrcal; J. McArthur, Sar-  nia; Kenneth Murchison, Forest, Ont,; S. M.  Alurton, Toronto; F. K Dynes, Winnipeg.  At the Queen's.���A. McDougall, Fernie; T.  W. Kluch, Ottawa; C. Ganty, New- Denver;  Jeanuio McRae, Rossland; A. ll. McDonald,  W. Kirkpatrick, Ymir; II. I'ennycoak, Kholt;  Mrs. Galvin. Rossland.  At the Grand Central.���O. Pratt, T. Fitzgerald, Procter; P. Boyce, Cranbrook; G. Howard, J. Chinstonor, Knterpriso; J. Trihoy, T.  Shea, Moyie: .1. Harrison, C. Buehlor, ICrio.  ��� At the Hume.���H. Roy, Rossland; Melville  Parry. L. II. Fraser, Nelson; J. Williamson and  wife. London; W. C. Robin and wife. Greenwood; .1. K. Beaton, It. T. Lowory, Nelson; H,  Floyd, Ferguson: A. L. Davenport, W. A. Footo,  Robert Kwart, Spokano: 1). Gavin, Vancouver;  W. P. Henry, Pinchor Creek; Miss Rias, Vancouver; Miss Erskino, Salmon River,  ESTABLISHED 1892  H.   BYERS   &  HARDWARE  GO.  ESTABLISHED 1892  Garden, Mill,  Steam  Hose.  and  Suction  Yesterday's Transfers.  Yesterday's entries at the mining  recorder's office were: Arthur  Schneider of Rossland, transferred  to Jacob Hoak of Rossland, a half  interest in the - Yankee Girl Fractional claim on Procter mountain,  near the Pend d'Oreille river, consideration $134.. In consideration  of $50 August Oalliu of Nelson,  transferred to J. E. Anderson and  C. E. Peterson of Nelson, a third interest in the Carolina mineral claim  and these parties with A. Jacobson  of Rossland the Alma claim, consideration for the latter $100. J.  C. Huff transferred two-thirds of  the Royal Arcanum  on the south side of  of Kootenay lake to  of Rossland.  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  Agonts���Truax Oro Cars, Giant Powdcr.'and Metropolitan Fuse, etc.  H. BYERS & CO.  NKLSON        IKASLO  FANDON  mineral claim  the west arm  T. M. Beamish  List of Keturning Officers.  Victoria, April 26.���The official  gazette of this week contains the  list of the returning oflicers for the  forthcoming elections there for  mainland constituencies. It is as  follows : Delta, A. D. Taylor; Chil-  liwack, C W. Chadsey; Dewdney,  L. C. York; Richmond, A. B. Dixon;  New Westminster, W. H. Kearney;  Vancouver, A. M. Beattie; Yale  West, H. Foots; Yale East, W. C.  Pound; Yale North, J. L. Brown;  Lillooet East, W. Soues; Lillooet  West, C. Phair; Revelstoke, H. N.  Coursier; Slocan, A. B. Dockstader;  Nelson, A. B. Biickworth; Rossland,  Thomas Parker; Northeast Kootenay, Charles E. Hamilton; Southeast Kootenay, Tom Ede; Cariboo,  W. A. Blair.      .  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  g-et 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 $35  per suit. All other lines .at  low rates. ,*- None but Union  labor employed.  E. Skinner  Noolandh* Building, Baker Stieol. ^  ~~ ~~IU<;I) J. SQUIRK Ma"~a~*(.r. ~~  Charles D. J. Christie  GENERAL BROKER  4 door* west of Dominion Express office,  P. O. Box S23.   Phonos: Office 117, House 152  VOTi KENT  Three, I* our and Scvcn-Koomed Houses.  VOTt SALK  Houses and Lots in all paris of tlio city.  Money to lo.ui on impi*o\ed real estate.  C'aH and get terms i�� jou intend to buy or  build.  j7e."annable  GENERAL BROKER  BUSINESS   MENTION. '  A respectable man who has just  recovered from a long sickness wants work of  any kind. Wages lio object. Address Hope,  this oflicc.  Five Dollars Reward���Lost English setter "Flo," black and whilo bitch, tan  marking over eyes. Communicate with owner  J. JM. Lay, Victoria street.  Wanted���Situation as stenographer by young lady having experience. Address  Ij. \V., Tribuno ollice.  For Sale���-Lady's bicycle, Garden  City make, in good ordor, having been used but  one summer.   Apply Bicycle, Tribune oiiice.  Wanted���Trustworthy,       good  worker wants situation as chambermaid or  housekeeper.   Address Z, Tribune office.  For sale���the north half of block  100, Nelson.   Address P. O. Box 572, Nelson.  Typewriter���for sale cheap, second hand Caligraph. Apjlly to Alex Stewart,  Turner-Bocckb. block.  To   the Ladies of   Nelson���You  are cordially invited to attend tho Spring Jlil-  linorv Opening at Mndamo" Enfield's parlors, in  the Hall block, on Thursday, April I2tli, and the  following ten days. Over Brown's clothing store,  Baker streot, Nelson, British Columbia.  Situation Wanted by good "waist  hand.   Addi ess K, Tribune office.  To Let���Rooms furnished or unfurnished. Apply four door*- above the city hull,  Victoria street.  Spdt cash paid for second-hand  goods of all kinds at the Nolson Bazaar, Malone  & Tregillus block.  Houses furnished with new and  second-hand furmtnic, or mixed now and secondhand furniture, on the installment plan, by the  Nelson Bazaar, Malone & Tregillus block.  Hack   calls   left at the Bodega  Saloon.   Telephone 174.  Man going to Cape Nome has consigned all his household furniture to Niekerson,  Baker street, opposito Queen's hotel. Call and  have a look. Blankets, sheets, table cloths, pillows, and everything you want. Goods must bo  sold at once  PROVINCIAL PARTY CONVENTION  The electors of tho Nelson Riding. West Kootenaj Electoral District, who suppoit thcPiovin-  cial Pai ty arc requested to elect delegates to a  nominating convention, to bo hold at Knights of  Pjtluas Hall, Nelson, on Satuiday, May 12th,  1900, at 8*30 o'clock p. m , icprcicntation in the  convention to bo as follows:  Delogatos.  Waneta        '      1  Erie. ,���  ,.    .. ... 2  Salmo  , ....,, .     . i  Ymir       , _     v (i  Hall's Piding        ��         l  PoitoRico ..*..     ' . . 1  Nelson ,.2j  Pioctcr         .         ,,,    3  Kuskonook  .. . 2  Sirdar  ,  . 1  Ciestou.....  ..     3-  Kitobonoi!-   .,..  . .   .......... 1  Rjkeri's .....^  ...... 2  Delegates-elect, if unable to attend the con i en  tion, (.hull ha\c the prmlcgc of aivpointwy  proxies. Credentials must be signed by the  Chan man and secretary of tho meeting at which  they aie elected, or if elected at a primary election a\ tlio judge and olcik of such election.  Delegatus must be registeied voters,  DAVID McBEATH,  Chan man I'rov inci.il Party, Nelson Hiding,  VIXliD STARKEY,  Seerotaiy Provincial Party, Nelbon Riding.  Nelson, Apul 25th, 1900.  NOTICE OF PRIMARY ELECTION.  A primary election will bo held at Nolson on  Thursday May 10th, between the how s of 2 and  8:'-�� o'clock p.ju . to elect twenty five delegates to  attend the nominating convention of tho Provincial Party for the Nelson Riding, WchtKootcnay  Kloctorai District. Polling place, stoio in Victoria block fronting on Josephine stieet. j151  registered voters who nip supporters of tho Provincial Party shall havo the privilege of voting.  ��� DAVID McBEATH, Chalinwn.  VUKTl STARKE V, Secretary.  Nclwn, April 25th, 19o0.  announcement!  Three dwelling houses for sale on easy terms.  One lot  on   Stanley  street, oppobito Royal  hotel, for sale at a bargain.  Ono seven-roomed houfee and ono three-room  house for rout.  See ANNABLE  To Tin: Etncions or Neison Riding x  At the request of my friends and political snp-  poiters, } will be a candidate at the ensuing election for membci of tho Xegislath e Assembly,  subject to nomination by a duly constituted convention of delegate-, selected by electors opposed  to the -adoption of party lines in provincial  politics, I do not belie, o that Joseph .March) is a  roprosentative Liberal, any moio than Charles  Wilson is a ropiesentatno Conservative, and  both arc solf-appointed leaders of political factions. JOHN HOUSTON.  Nelbon, April 21s(, 1800.  IiberalTgokservative convention. ~  A. Convention of tho Ijibenil-Conscrvathe As-  s>ocintion is (.ailed for Monday ne\t the 30th inst.,  at 8*30 p.m. to ho held in the Fiatcrmly Hall,  Nel*on, 11. (.', for the purpose of electing a candidate for tho Nelson nding, for the ensuing  local election.  All inembor-s ot tho association and intending  members are uigenilv requested to be present,  FU1CD IItVlNK, President.  S. M. BR YPGKS, Secretary.  Corporation City of Nelson  tenders~wanted.  ���  Sealed tenders for supplying tho City of Nelson  with lumber for iho remain-Tor of Ihe your 1800  will be leccived bv tho undersigned up to noon  on Monday. May 7th, 1900.  W. K. WASSON, Acting City Clerk.  Nelson, April 26th, 1900.  ASK YOUR GBOCER FOR THE CELEBRATED  The Best that Money can Buy.      Take no Qthep.  Manufactured by the Brackman-Ker Milling Co.. Ltd.  Victoiia, Vancouver, Westminster, JEdmonton, Itossilanrt, Nelson.  GET YOUR  CHANDELIERS  WIRED FOR  ectric  NO MjVTCHKS REQUIRED, ALWAYS READY  Electric Supplies  Kootenay Electric Supply &  Construction Go.  JOSEPHINE STREET NELSON  Refrigerators  Prices from $10 to $30  LAWRENCE HARDWARE COMPANY  j^^^>,<  in  *-&&&:SLg;&gLsZ;��L:&gJ��2 j��j��j��>��j��j��-��j��j��-��-��-��'i  ��;->������ T1 ~* ~- -ff��� "T ��� ~S" 3? ^- ^. ST". 5". ^^0^.0^0^0^0'0.0^'0-rSS  \j/ If you want Bargains  xti  Hi  iti  Ui  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  Glassware  Crockery  xti  iti  xti  Hi  Hi  iti  Ui  Hi  Ui  Hi  iti  JJJ Give us a call as our whole stock must JJ  xti  Ui  iti  xti  Hi  Hi  iti  be sold in a few days.  KIRKPATRICK & WILSON  Telephone 10  185 Bakep Street  xti  iti  Hi  xti  iti  xti  iti  ���<m*'0l'0'0.0'0'-0'im?0' 0-0-0 '^.^.^���^���"���C'i-~',��'C-'5'C-����������������  w  ?.m  m^mm$   $mmmmm  $  The Nelson  ��s  Clothing House  Having just completed extensive improvements  to our store we are now in a position to, direct  attention to, and display to advantage, the finest  stock of Gents' Furnishings, ever opened out in  Our  Clothing-   Gents' Furnishings  Hats and Caps  Boots and Shoes  comprise the latest styles, and are the product of  the most reliable manufacturers. We are now  offering them at exceptionally low values. It is  no trouble for us to show goods.  I* Nelson.  m  s  i&  Ml  m  W  ^  #  m  _s_CB3h_.e        %t*T JLJLad  %  Manager.  m  *$$(  m  We have just received a fresh   consignment  of Christie's famous  Fancy Biscuits and  Cream Sodas.  Also McCormick & Company's Jersey Cream Sodas.  P. O. BOX 176.  HOUSTON BLOCK.  Telephone 161.  D. M. Forry & Company**,* Seeds.  Fresh _6_ks?s Received Daily  John 7^. Ir/iqgS Co,  Lethbridge Gait Goal  Tho best value for tho money In the maiket  for all purposes. ���  terms oask     W. P. Tiebnev, Qeneral Agent ���CS���OT���y*etor& ��H��a Kootonay Streets.  Telephone 1*7.   Office with C, D. J, Christie.    I P. O, Box ��53, TB&EPHQNE NO,  A. R. BARROW, A.M.I.C.E.^  PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  9j


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