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The Nelson Tribune 1900-04-25

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 DAILY EDITION   BY MAIL  FIVE  DOLLARS A YEAR  WEEKLY EDITION  BY MAIL  TWO DOLLARS A YEAR  EIGHTH YEAR  NELSON:  WEDNESDAY MORNING, APRIL 25 1900.  PRICE FIVE  CENTS  SAME DISPUTE OVER AGAIN  The Mayor's Authority.  There was anothor long discussion at last evening's session  of  tho  city   council   over    the    question,  whether or not mayor Houston was  Iho  chief magistrate  of   tho city.  Tlio  question  was   introduced  by  .   the following resolution which was  moved by alderman  Hall, seconded  i by alderman Irvine :  "Resolved that all public works  ml ready or hereafter ordered by the  ���city council, and the purchase of  ..���all labor and material therefor be  placed directly under the control  of the public works committee;  and that all instructions given to  -th'e'city engineer-be in writing and  signed by a majority of the public  works committee."  When the mayor read the resolution he said:  This  question  might  as well  come to ahead now as at  any  other  time.    The  mayor has  unrestricted authority to direct and  order the city's business.      This resolution seeks to  take this  control  out of the hands of the mayor and  place it in the hands  of the public  works committee.     For this reason.  i t   conflicts    with   the    Municipal  ���Clauses  Act and  I  am  obliged to  rule it out of order.    I do not take  this action with any desire to be at  ���outs  with  the council, but I shall  insist that  the prerogatives given  ���.meby the Municipal Clauses Act shall  -not be set aside by any resolution  'of the council.    I have secured  an  ^opinion from the city solicitor upon  the question at issue between  certain members of   the  council and  myself and it bears -out my contention.    Now if the council wishes tio  override my ruling and the opinion  >-ot.the eity solicitor, well  and good.  Alderman Hall���-I havc spoken to  the'eity  solicitor and he  informed  mo very differently.  Mayor Hous>ton���Well, I took the  precaution to secure an opinion in  writing, which I may as well read  to the council,  Pear Sir���In _in->wer to yout? of this dale asking my opinion as> to j oui pow'ei sin lcgaid to the  iVtulution of eiiiy snhoidinatc ofllrors under s,ub  seel ion d ol Miction 11 of the ,u,t. Iu my opinion  under that section j ou h.u e unicitiictcd author-  it) and power (to use tlio word-> ol the section) to  dl?ert��>uviioflii.i.iNiii the d'schaige of their (lulu- , Once oillu.ilsaie appointed by Iho council  llieycouie undei' joui supervision by wituc of  v our authority under section ll; and "to inspect  ,ind oider Iho conduct ol al! oflicers of Uio oo:poi-n  ntion ' Mid "to direct the method of manage  ii'icnt of the coiporation business and ailairs"  m;i-1, in my opinion, givejouf'ill powei of direc-  J on of oity ofllbiiils w it Inn the scope of their dull, s. Von cannot, appo.nfc or discharge the&e>, and can only conditionally suspend  I hem, but once Uioy aie appointed thej come inland dnection  ivs liuly,  r,y hoiieitor.  Alderman Arthur���Under the  .'Act the council has power to pass a  .'by/law to "regulate the duties of  officials.  Mayor Houston���The council has  no   power   to  pass  a  bylaw  that,  - would conflict with the Municipal  f Clauses Act. There must bo some  jJiead to the eity affairs and the'  .council cannot delegate the powers  roonferred upou the mayor to auy  (other  oflicial   or   member   of   the  - council.���If the-members of_the  council are set in their determination to endeavor to set aside the  authority of the mayor let us have  ii   case   stated   and   the   question  , ettled by the court. It is very  uoying as matters stand for the  ���or to go to a foreman ou the  ���ei and hear him say that a  member of the council instructed *"IU t0 tl�� a certain thing.  What au f,horitv had auv member  of t]\e coun ������� ��th,ei' Jlw nn,.ay<>1,  to direct anT B��bordinate oiheial.  The result wo "^ ^ i])f  tho. ?}&  business would   get badly muddled.  The mayorwas   '"* ch0*"1 .bv J ie  He wi.,s* elected by the  e certain duties.  I no.ii, uiu uncc wujj _u ij i.j. ijuiiim.ii tuuj  (k-i yournnrostuctcd bupervision .md  in the dissoharifo of then duties   Ycmis  V. B. WILSON, City h  an  nuij  sbreei  certain  council. He wi.  people to discharg  He was elected to n WW* tho. <**'  poration affairs, but he occupied a  dilTeren t position to tl'? council from  tho manager of a con ipany, Ihe  manager of a company 'Mmld be removed by his co-direct* "����% "uti lfc  was not in the power &% the  members of a council to remove the mayor of a e^v-  Before the members o�� the council  offered such a resolution they  should enquire whether the mayor  in his direction of the city's business  had neglected the interests of the  corporation. I do not believe that  any taxpayer in Nelson, who is  without prejudice, will say that I  liave neglected the city business.  Neither can the members of the  council accuse me of usurping the  powers of the council. There may  bo members of the council who do  not like me personally, but that  should not enter into the question  of the conduct of the city's bubiness.  J cell you plainly, gentlemen, if you  intend to persist iu this conflict I  will carry it  to a court  of last resort. ���  Alderman Hall replied that it  was not his intention of causing  any disturbance. He had not introduced the resolution as the  result of auy ill feeling. As a member of the public works committee  he felt that he was in a measure responsible. He desired merely to fix  responsibility. He wanted to know  where the responsibility of the  public works committee ended.  Mayor Houston���Then before you  took any such action as this you  should show that the action of the  mayor has brought about loss to the  city.  Alderman Hall in reply said that  the public works committee had  asked the city engineer for figures  upon certain work, and received a  reply from him that he had. been  taken off the street work. The result was the committee did not secure the figures.    ���  Mayor Houston���Owing , to the  fact that there was more or less  friction between the mayor and the  city, engineer, due to the interfer-.  ence of certain members of the  council, and in order that tiie street  work could be carried on without  friction I'ordered that the .street  work should be looked after by1 the  assistant city engineer, the work  being sufficient to require the entire time of one man.'". ' The city  engineer was placed in charge of  the sewers and waterworks and the  general supervision of the city-  works. The assistant engineer was  also instructed that he was free to  consult the city engineer upon  street work whenever he desired.  I have also asked the eity engineer  to_make an estimate for the guidance of the council upon the work  ordered at the last sitting. S do  not know whether he has complied  with these instructions or not.  Alderman McKillop read several'  sections of the Municipal Clauses  Act, defining the powers of the  council to regulate certain matters  aud argued that they took priority  over the sub-section .quoted 'by the  mayor.  After some further talk upon the  sections of, the Apt referred .to by  ttlderman McKillop, mayor Houston  observed that it was useless for the  council to waste time in discussing  the matter. It was evident that  many of the aldermen were set in  their opinions. The easiest 'wa,y  out of the difficulty, therefore,  would be to take the matter into  court.'  Alderman McKillop here' expressed the opinion that the resolution offered was out of order. His  opinion was that the power eould  only be delegated by a by-law.  Mayor Houston���Do you claim  that you could pass a by~lawr to  prevent the mayor" from suspending  a city official?  Alderman McKillop���No.  Mayor Houston���Well, then, do  you contend that the council can  pass a bylaw taking the direction  of the city affairs out of the hands^  of the mayor?  Alderman Hall expressed the  opinion that if the trick could not  be turned by a resolution it could  not be accomplished by by-law.  Alderman Irvine said that he had  seconded the resolution for the purpose of bringing the matter to a  head. Tie did not agree with the  mayor's view of the powers of the  standing committees. If their  powers were so restricted he did  uot see why all their work could  not be done at the council meetings.  As the result of the present oonfliet  the members of the council were  being laughed at, aud he supposed  the mayor was being treated in a  similar maifucr. Ho avus open to  conviction, however, lie did not  think that tho resolution eonllicted  with the statute, but if it did he  would vote agaiust it. l  A Idcrman Morrison said he agreed  with alderman McKillop, that the  matter would require a bylaw and  that a mere resolution was out of  order.  Mayor Houston closed the discussion upon the question by ruling  the resolution out of order; He  said that the whole trouble arose  through the policy of members of  tho council listening to everybody  and endeavoring to please everyone. They seemed to forget that  they were elected by the people to  discharge the business of the city  to the best of thoir ability, and not  listen to and be guided by gossip of  everyone they met on street corners. The result was that it was  easy for those who were opposed to  individual members of the council  to create disturbance. If the members of the council would attend  council meetings solely for tho dispatch  of   public   business,  there  would be an end to these wordy  controversies, but so long as they  paid attention to old women and  gossip there would be the same  trouble.  The ruling of the mayor was not  questioned and the resolution was  dropped.  Alderman Irvine, as chairman of  the public works committee, reported as to the amounts expended  upon street- improvements. The  total to date he gave as $5,721.55.  The street paving of six blocks was  estimated at $11,800. This with  other expenditures ordered would  give a total of about $22,000. In  addition to this there was the improving of Josephine, Silica, Carbonate, Mill and . Ward streets,  making a grand aggregate expenditure Of $35,000. '  Mayor Houston commented upon  the magnitude of the programme  in comparison with the funds  available and the council had to  face the question whether it would  issue debentures for street work or  confine the work in a measure to  the money available from current  revenue.1 His own opinion was that  while taxpayers would vote money  for expenditures upon revenue producing utilities they were not in.  favor of large debenture issues for  street improvements which produced no revenue. The paving of  Baker street was a work which all  were in favor of, but for the present year he thought -it would, be  advisable to spread what money  there was available over needed repairs instead of Undertaking expensive street grading.  On motion of alderman Arthur,  seconded by -.alderman Wilson, it  was decided to call for sealed tenders  for the supply of lumber, tenders to  be in by noon on May 7th.  In the matter of the purchase of  1200 feet of Paragon hose committee  reported that the committee authorized to purchase the hose could not  complete the same as the company  required a contract signed by the  mayor and city clerk.  Mayor Houston informed the  council that,he had received offers  from two other firms to supply the  .city, with equally good hose" at 80  and 85 cents per foot as against 95  cents asked for Tby the company  which was endeavoring to seeure  the contract. He thought it well  to inform the council as it meant a  saving of $180. If, however, the  council desired the hose mentioned  and would authorize him to sign a  contract tlieir, wishes would be met.  The motion was then made that  the mayor sign the contract.  On motion of alderman Irvine,  beconded by alderman Wilson,  Robert Lillie was recommended'as  engineer for the rock crusher for 30  days.  Alderman Arthur had an amendment to this - resolution that the  other applications be'eonsidered. It  was supported by aldermen McKillop and Hall, but was lost.  The council decided to collect  arrears owing from churches and  societies upon cemetery plots.  It was decided to pui'chase 4500  feet of lap welded steel _pip_e_ from  H. J. Evans & Co., and also to ascertain the relative eost of different  pipe for the upper portion of the  city.  A number of communications  were received and referred to the  several committees*  FIERCE FIRE WELL FOUGHT  Much Damage Done.  Nelson had what looked like a  serious fire yesterday when the new  Burns block   was scorched.     The  origin  of. the  fire is  shrouded   in  mystery,   but   it   had   secured   a  good   start   when discovered and  for a time the fate of the entire  building   was   doubtful.     After a  fight lasting over two hours  tbe  flames were extinguished and the  occupants of "the building had au  opportunity to estimate their losses.  P. Burns & Co. figure that  it  will  take $7500 to mrtke good' the damage to the premises, tho Imperial  Bank will have a bill of $400 to  foot for painting and kalsomining  destroyed by water, and The Triune   Association ^suffered" heavily  through water damaging valuable  stationery. - The" Burns  company  carry $30,600 insurance, $10,000 of  which was taken ou t on Monday,  the Imperial Bank was insured; for  $2000 and The Tribune is protected  by $6000. ,  At 12:30 one .of,., the carpenters  ;engaged on the building returned  from lunch and noted jets of smoke  bursting from the elevator shaft at  the rear of the-block and also from  air!holes' beneath tiie eave 'trough-  ing.    He. notified^he jfire  brigade  which,   responded^-^with ''-.unusual,  .celerity, a number'Of ^the members dinner intlie hall.   By the  time the first line of hose had been  laid, the smoke had grown in density and it was .apparent that the  proposition? ^ would      be       ser->  ions.       The    "h'ose\ Avas     carried  through The Tbibunb office  from  the rear door aiid an effort made to  reach   the   scene   of  the   trouble  through the  hall and passageway  leading into the Burns storage compartments.     This task proved difficult   of   execution   owing   to   the  thick clouds  of ��� acid smoke Avhich  poured out of the passage and drove  back the fire fighters.   It AA'as suggested that an, opening be made  through the Avail-ui to ^compartment  blaze was great, the air was so  vitiated that lanterns would not  burn and the smoke was particularly trying. Even with respirators  the men could only stand the work  for a feAV minutes at a time, aud  firemen Archibald and Bradley  AA'ero completely prostrated. No  light penetrates to the storage department from the outside aud it  Avas difficult to work to advantage  in the. narrow passages running  knee deep iu--'water." J. J. Chambers and other members of the brigade had their'faces scorched aiid  blistered by the heat.  The members of the fire department worked splendidly and tlieir  efforts Avere enthusiastically seconded by volunteers who took hold  Avith a will and were in the thick  of the fray throughout. The volunteers did yeoman- service. Soon:  after the fire brigade returned to  the fireball, P. Burns & Co. sent a  cheek for $250- to the' chief for distribution among the., members;  The walls of the refrigerating  room were a foot .or more thick and  packed with shavings and; mineral  wool. It was feared that the fire  might smoulder in the walls and a  watch was kept" up all -night.  Firemen Foot, Huston and Porter  AA'ere on dirty until  morning.  The origin of the fire is unknoAvn  aud Avill probably never be discovered. ' The men Avorking on the  building Avere using candles for  lighting purposes and it is suggested  that a spark .��� from , a candle  may have fallen into the shavings -and smouldered there until fanned into" a blaze. It is  agreed on all sides that had the  fire occurred at night the result  might easily have- been the complete destruction "of the block..   '  -   Girls Must Talk.  New Yoiuc, April 24..���Twenty-  five girl employees of II. & J Bau-  niau at 518 Broad Avay and 80 and  82 Crosby streeb went on strike  today because of orders given by a  ncAA' foreman. The girls range  from 11 to 20 years of age and have  earned from $5 to $8 a Aveek Avorking by the day ou ladies' wrappers.  Contractor Margoles, the new boss,  told the girls that hereafter they  must give $1 deposit for repairs for  their seAving machines, and must  clean up' the machines and fix up  imperfect Avork in their own time  after G p. m. They were also ordered to be silent at their Avork.  The change meant a half hour's  extra Avork each day. The girls  determined to strike Avhen Margoles refused to moderate the new  rules. Four of the girls are picketing the streets near the Bauman  factory.   Extraordinary War Rumors,  New York, April 21.���The Commercial-Advertiser's financial cablegram says: "The markets today  Avere all fiat, from mines to consols,  and business was meager. Adverse  rumors were current, including the  extraordinary Avhisper of an impending Avar with France over  Afriean disputes after the exhibition."  No. 1, but the scheme wasabaudon  ed on the recommendation of one of  the men employed about the building who said the wails Avere so thick  that the job Avould be a long  one. More hose Avas brought into play, all tiie stock from the  Observatory street station- being  requisitioned and brought down the  hill on" the gallop. Three loads  Avero taken to the roof Avhence the  fire Avas vigorously attacked. The  cover was removed from the main  skylight Avhich is located just OA'er  the passage running between the  Burns office and the refrigerating  rooms. At right angles to this  passage is.a long alley extending to  the elevator shaft at the rear, and  on Avhich open small rooms, half a  dozen in number.  On the skylight being opened a  thick black column ,o�� smoke ascended, followed a few moments  later by vicious spurts of ilame.  At this point _thc fire ass_umed i ts  most serious aspect, and many officials and citizens concluded the  fight Avas lost. The nozzles of two  lines of hose Avere introduced into  the skylight and such effective play  Avas made on the point from Avhich  the flames came that the blaze avus  driven buck. This enabled the  men Avorking beneath to get into  tho alley, and it avus found that  the fire was principally located in  compartment No. 1. i'Yom ihi-s  time tho fire fighters made good  progress, ancl at 1:30 the fire was to  all intents over.  Meanwhile The Tribune office  suffered severely from AA'ater. A  substantial portion of the Avater  from three lines of host1 poured  through tlio matched board .ceiling,  falling on tho stationery and  presses beneath, and then to the  floor, through Avlneh ib penetrated  to the bank premises. The floor in  The Tkiuune office Avas quite two  inches under Avater Avhen a score of  Avilling hands grasped brooms and  forced the Avater doAvn the front  stairs. A number of rolls of oilcloth were procured from Fred  Irvine & Company's Store aud lined  to cover the machinery, stock, desk  and type, as a result of Avhich considerable extra loss waf> avoided.  Manager Lay of the Imperial  Bank took the precaution when  matters looked blue to remove the  books, pupeib and A'aluablcs belonging to tho bank to a safe distance.  Oilcloth Avas used to protect the  desks and furniture in the bank.  Whoa the firemen succeeded in  penetrating to the immediate vicinity of tho fire their position Avas  precarious.     The  heat  from   the  ROBERTS' NET CLOSING IN  Are Close to Wepener.  London, April 21.-11:15 p.m.���  The Avar office has issued the fol-  loAving from lord���Roberts : "Bloemfontein, April 21.���Generals Brabant  and Hart yesterday turned" the  position occupied by the Boers, who,  tried to prevent their 'moving  northward and got into heliographic  communication Avith colouel Dalgety,' commandant of the , besieged garrison at Wepener,  avIio reported all were well.  General Brabant has three Avounded, ' one missing. Three were  Avounded on the previous day. The  border regiment had seven wounded. \At*l p. m. yesterday Brabant  and Hart Avcie eight miles south of  Wepener. The llth division under  geueral Pole-Carew, and general  French's two brigades of cavalry  reached " Tweed, Celuk yesterday  afternoon without luwing met with  serious opposition. *  '"Heliographic communication has  been established Avitli general  Bundle. A patrol of the seventh  dragoons, under lieutenant Jenkins,  Avhich A\*as reported missing yester-  day^has rejoined general French's  camp, Avith "the exception" of "corporal Taylor and private Cook,  avIio are believed to be wounded  and prisoners.  "The mounted infantry under  general Ian Hamilton occupied the  Avaterworks at Sanua& Post. As  tho enemy are holding the neighboring hills in some strength, the  ninth division, consisting of general  Smith-Dorian's and general Mue-  Donald's brigades, has already been  dispatched to support Hamilton.  General Maxwell's brigade, formerly  general Chermsido's, of the seventh  division yesterday moved ea&tward  and seized tho hills covering the  wagon bridgo over the Modder  river ab Krans Kraal, an important  communication much used by the  Boors during the Inst throe weeks.  Our only casualty Avas private  Brum. New South Wales Mounted  Rifles, taken prisoner."  Foreigners Not Wanted.  New York, April 21.���The Herald's Peking special says: The  attitude of the present empress  dowager and her advisers is strongly  against the "open door" policy and  there are many poAvorfui interests  close to the throne that go so far us  to advise expulsion of all foreigners,  even at the cost of the entire foreign trade of the empire. The anti-  foreign sentiment is A'ery strong,  llubsia, Avith the largest force closest  at hand, is feared to a greater extent  than otlier nations, and tho United  States is probably disliked less  than any other power  press dowager feara fur  of the Mandm dynasty. The Man  chus are in a minority, and Avith  Avaniug military prestige could not  stand out against an enlightened  China. Tliey were frightened by  the recent reform movement, and  believe that an open China and a  wakening of the better class of  people to the true conditions that  exist would mean their undoing.  JOHN KEEN IS A CANDIDATE  Arthur R. Browne Dead.  Kaslo, April 24.���[Special to The  Tribune.]���John Keen has resigned  his position as mining assessor and  collector, recorder and registrar of  the county court in order to run in  the provincial general elections as a;  straight Conservative candidate in  the Slocan. J  A cablegram received from Rei-  gate, Surrey, England, announces  the- sudden death of Arthur R.  Browne, who came here' last summer as a representative of the  Smelting Corporation, a big Manchester company. - BroAvne took  options on a number of properties  in the Slocan bearing high zinc  values and left Kaslo for England a  few weeks ago for the purpose of'  completing important negotiations  concerning the same. He was in  good health, then. JBroAvne: was a  son of lord Richard Browne and a  nephew of the marquis of Sligo. He  was also a member of the Royal  Geographical Society and of the  American Institute of J Mining Engineers.     - .  Queen's Birthday in London.  London, April 24.���According to  official announcements the celebration of the queen's birthday- next  month Avill be unusually, elaborate..  Included in the celebration will be  several notable banquets. The  prince of Wales is to dine Avith lord  Salisbury,- Avho will entertain the  ambassadors at his house in Ailing-"  ton street: There will be no great  party at the foreign office, but it is  probable that the omission will be  supplied, by a large reception at  Lansdowue iioiiso, at Avhich all the  members of the royal family Avho  are then in London Avill be present.  Boer Commissioners Fail.  : Londox, April 24.���The Vienna  correspondent of the Times says:  The Boer peace commissioners Avill  not be. received either at Vienna,  Berlin, St. Petersburg or Rome. It  is well that" the "United States  should know how the mission has  fared in Europe, and the temper of  Europe toward the United States  which is constantly, manifested on  the continent is a factor to be  reckoned Avith, as the United States  will doubtless discover at the next  leiiewal of commercial treaties.  IT IS NOW ONLY A FOOT RACE  ?!  I  S  Boers Must Move Fast.  London, April 25.-5 a.m.���The  reports that tlxe siege of Wepener  has   been   practically raised were  apparently premature.    The Boer  attack    upon     colonel .. Dalgety's  northern position as described from  Maseru, was probably a final attempt to rnsli the garrison before?  securing a safe retreat, and as col-;  onel Dalgety successfully repulsed;^  the attack little further anxiety is  felt on his account. -:;%-sk  Lord Roberts has now spreadit'aM,  net with some 40,000 or more irien:S|  and 150 guns, covering the -AvholelP  western semi-circle  around   Wep^  ener,  while general Hamiltonhaisi  occupied the   waterworks,   practiS  cally without opposition.   The soy^:.  enth      division,^  under     general||  Tucker,   assisted' by   na.A'alv7guus;|t  have made a demonstration J frbm|f  Karee  Siding,  the'���'* Boers ;,stibAyings!  some opposition.   At the same tinie||  a brigade moved out from Glen";to  . to take up a" position' oil a;'.range'5pf^  hills at Gennaadenale, h6rth^j;tlie||  Modder.       The   waterworks%were||  found undamaged,, with;the except  tion- ofcthe removal  of; the sliding|f  valves of the pumping;.eugiriesSj��|i^  The  Boers now can only;i escapje��  without risking an encounter hprtli|$  ward to Ladybraud, and the cJiance��;  of a successful outcome pf-th'e)plaiii^  of lord Roberts depends on whetlier|  the British troops can reach >TliabaM  Nehu   and Ladybrand  bef6re?the-i!  retreating   commandoes fromSDegg]  wetsdorp and Wepener.     vl;J?;S|1j  All   the   correspondents    report!  that the roads are in aterrible cott^S  dition, Avhich accounts for the sl6w2  progress' made by British columns!!  and if the  Boers'are  as  well  in-"  formed of the British plans as they J  hitherto have been, they are likely,"  to again escape.    It-is how Avithin-  three Aveeks of the  date  predicted-  of the  Biitish  occupation  of Pro-��  toria, and although the present op-T  eratious,*'iis    -suggested    in   cornel  quarters, may be the beginning  of-  the main advance, it is not  certain*  that they .Avill not entail a fnrther-|  halt'at Bloemfontein.  FIGHTING ROOND WEPENER  Political News.  Vancouver, April 24���|Spocial  to The Tribune].���James Wetham  avus selected by the. convention of  the Dewdney supporters of the  government to run iu opposition to  R. McBride. Ward delegates Avere  selected  in  Vancouver  tonight  to  attend   _a con volition,   tomorrow  night of the district of Btirrard to  nominate four party-line candidates.  Dastardly Outrage.  Ottawa, April 21.���[Special to  The Tribune.]���William Gibson in  the house today said that the dynamite explosion at the Wclland  canal A\-as caused by a party in  Buffalo avIio feared that trade  Avould be diverted from that point  by tiie proposal to establish elevators at Port Colborno and Montreal and tho improvement of the  St. Lawrence river route.  Martin a Victoria Candidate.  Victoria, April 21.���[Special to  The Tribune.]���As a result of a  meeting of Martin sympathizers tonight with Perry Mills in the chair,  the following Martin ticket is announced for Victoria City : Martin,  Yates, J. G. Brown and alderman  J. L, BeckAvitli. .  Currency for Puerto Eico.  New York, April 24.���The United  States transport McPherson -will  sail tomorrow for Puerto Rico witd  between $400,000 and $500,000 in  subsidiary coin. This is the first  installment of the $2,000,000 voted  by congress to be distributed among  the inhabitants of the island.  The  om-  the safety  Turkey Yields at Last.  Co.v&tantixoi'JjK, April 23.��� An  imperial irado has beeu promulgated authorizing the rebuilding of the  property of the American missionaries at Kharput and the construction of an aunex to Roberts  eollege at Constantinople.  Boers Again Repulsed.  Maskku, Basutoland, April 24.���  The Boers severely attacked colonel  Dalgety's northern position faein|  Bokpoort ridge at   10  o'clock this j  morning, bringing  four  guns  into  action,    under-  avIioso    fire    they|  made a most deteimined advance.  The British returned  a heavy fire, j  before AA'hich. _, the Boers   recoiled,  afterwards   extending   across   thej  flats and maintaining a continuous]  long range fusilade for some hours.  Firing was heaid in the direction]  of Dewetsdorp, but there is no sign!  thab the Rritish relief column in I  thatquarter has advanced further.)  The natiA'es report that another!  British   force   has   been   detached!  from BloeiufontcihT   If sotheposi-  tion of the Boers around Wepener|  is precarious.  Accident on a Hace Track,  Nkw Youk, April 21.���A fright-!  ful accident happened at the Aque-[  duet nice track today. Jockey  Frank O*Leary avus fatally itijuredl  and tAvo other boyrf badly shaken!  up. It occurred in the fiftii race!  and in a moderate field. Thoj  horses got away in good order audi  Avhen they had gone about halfal  mile, C. I'I Wightmun, McGoynt up'J  stumbled nnd Fell, the jockey rolL-"  ing under the fence out of harm's  Avay = and escaping Avith slight  bruises and a shaking up. Pettifogger bumped into Wightman as  the hitter was falling and went  in the air, turning a somersault an<^  landing on his back. Hewitt was  thrown some distanco bub out o{  the AA'ay of the other horses and ffaij  even loss hurt than McGoynt  O'Lcary, however, avus not so foH  tunate, for Randy, whom he avj  riding, stumbled into tho pair i  horses on the, ground and thre\  O'Leary among them, lie was,  kicked in the head by oue of them?  and his head avus ettished in. Ail  ambulance avus called and he wai  taken to St. Mary's hospital iii  Brooklyn, the doctor saying it Aval  unlikely he Avould live until IkJ  readied the hospital.  Casualties at Wepener,  London, April 21.���An official lis!  of the British  losses  at ��� Wepeneg  from April Oth to 18bh show kilk  four officers and 18  men, woundecj  14 officers and 80 men.  ---��.1 THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON B. C WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25 1900  ���iii  if  9  il  ���4.1  ''(�����  I'  I  8  I pa  I?  _\si_  m  I  NEW DRY GOODS STORE  KERR & OO.  AVe are doing a big business in Ladies' Ready-made Garments, because Ave 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 $0.50, 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 and Siljvs.-   Millinery the most up-to-date in the city.  Motto:    Good Goods, Cash and One Price. -  P. S.    Standard Patterns in stock.  MADDEN BUOCIC,  BAKER STREET.  KERR & CO,  MENS  CHILDRENS  BOYS  Tailor-Made Clothing  Clothing, Overalls   and   Furnishings.   Every   article   of the'finest  quality produced by the best manufacturers.  New  Patterns and  Colorings,  Latest Styles, Up-to-date  in every respect.  A   complete   variety   of Serges, Worsted, Cheviots, Tweeds  which to make a selection.  Prices to suit any and every purse.  through the head, dj'ing instantly.  He was 28 years of age and always  considered a fine soldier until he  became infatuated AA'ith Miss Hamilton.    He came from Illinois.  A Record Price.  Neav Yokk, April 23.���The highest price ever paid for a coach-horse  AA'as recorded today, when W. L.  Elkins sold the gelding, Red Cloud  to T. II. Lawson of Boston for  $10,000. Red Cloud aa'oii the Waldorf cup for harness horses at the  last horse sIioav held here.  HUDSON'S BAY  COMPANY.  from  BROWN    &    CO.   Hall Block, 296 Baker St.  <>l��iw������^-___���_-______���__���__���___���^i���^��� i.  ������ ���   ���   ^^~^���^���~m^���~���~~i*���mm**mm���m���mm^-~���^0������^^���~^���~  Headquarters fop Portland Cement, Fipe Bricks,  Fire Clay, American Cumberland Coal [Blacksmiths]  B. P. RITHBT & CO., Ltd., Victoria  Special quotations given for carload lota  A. B. GRAY, P. O. box 521, Nelson, B. C.  Kootenay Agent  w  Wj  ft  vi  HP  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 Suitings to fit you  out.    Don't order before you call and see  H. M. VINCENT  Merchant Tailor  %  INCORPORATED 1670.  Oaur Leaders  lo LadSes9  Kid Gloves  Garry at  Beaver at  CCC at $i,  1.2 J  m  m  w  Cannot be beaten  The best values tha't  buy.  money can  BAKER  STREET  NELSON  mmmmmm  mm  m  if  Premier Martin is reported as  saying in his speech at Ymir that  lie Avould rather sec J. Roderick  Robertson elected member of the  legislative assembly for the Nelson  riding than John Houston. That  means, if it means anything, that  premier Martin is opposed to the  eight-hour laAV for men working  underground in mines. It is well-  known, that when a member of Mr.  Semlin's^ government, Mr. Martin  Avas opposed to making the eight-  hour laAV operative, and noAV ho  Avoiild rather see _a_Tvell-kn_OAvn _re^  pcaler elected from Nelson than  a man who believes the eight-  hour laAV .should no longer be  made a political issue. This  is a fair sample of premier  Martiu's much-advertised sincerity  for the interests of tho meu avIio  Avork for wages. Martin is not mh-  eere in any issue, not even govern-  ment ownership of raihvays, for he  ii not in favor of building any rntl-  Avay, cither by tho government or by  private capital, that does not begin  or end at VaneouA'er.  Hudson's Bay Stores  TELEPHONE 13  Alex Stewart  Room 3, Turner & Boeeh Block.  NELSONT.      .  material, should it be needed, from  the managers of our sometimes  misguided contemporaries, the  Miner and the Economist.  TniortK are any number of street  rumors in circulation as to probable  candidates  in   Nelson   riding.      A  conference committee, made up of  Arcliie   Johnson  on  behalf of the  .Liberals   and  W. A. Macdonald on'  behalf of the   Conservatives,  has  been looking around for a candi-,  date avIio Avould run as a non-party  man; and   the    Martin    men   are  throwing out hints that they have  a Avcli-known business man, who is  not iioav in Nelson, that can sAving  the Liberal party to the support of  Martin and at the same time  capture the Miners' Union vote solid.  Tiik management of The Tri-  Bi'NE returns thanks to all those  avIio helped save its stock from being unduly watered yesterday, and  for kind proffers of assistance in  the  way of the   use   of   ��>rinting  Failed to Report.  London, April 21.���A late arrival  from the Cape brings with him the  following story concerning Cecil  Rhodes and a commandant Avhose  name figures daily in the dispatches  from _the front. The general in  question is noted for his irascible  temperament and sinee the' beginning of hostilities in South  Africa he has made himself particularly disliked by reason of  his overbearing manner. As  Cape commandant he is naturally  monarch of all lie surveys, and not  the least of the horrors of Avar is  his temper Avhen by chance he is  thwarted or his conduct is questioned. One day, so the story goes, a  special train drew up almost outside his door. It consisted of one  reserve saloon draAvn by two  engines/ and naturally tho general  Avail ted to know where it came  from, where it was going, avIio AA'as  in it, and AA'ith that object ho sent  hisorderly to a man avIio Avas leaning  out of tho window. The information was refused and the demand  Avas met with a request that the  commandant should go to blazes.  Tiie general fumed, stamped, sAvore  and threatened, but the train glided  slowly out of the station, and for  some hours the geueral remained in  ignorance. Then some one informed  him and he immediately dispatched  the folloAving telegram to the general commanding the lines of communication : "Mr. Rhodes passed  through here this morning and  failed to report himself to me."  A Crazy Act,  PIjATTsuuru, N.  Y., April  23.���  Enraged   by    jealously,    Corporal  Harry Mathews of Co. "C", 15th Tu-  fan try, stationed at Plattsburg barracks,  proceeded hist night to the  Lakeview hotel  on  the lake shoie  diive, and fired 125 shots with an  army rifle, some of the shots going  clear through the buildiiig.     Mathews apparently tried to kill every  occupant of the building, but as it  Avas he only injured Stella Hamilton  of Montreal  avIio was shot in the  arm.   Mathews then went down to  the  lake  ahore and shot himself  Mines  Heal Estate  Insurance  Loans  Notary Public and Conveyancer.  Rents Collected on Commission.   .  '     -    HOUSES FOlTsALE.  A Una coiner, Stanley and JVIinc- Hoad, $900;  $300 e.ish; balance 7 pec cent..   Cheap.  * House and four  inre lols, under cultivation,  Hume Addition.   Honey in tins.  Cottmje, with  modem improvements, corner  of Victoiia and Hull sticets.  Residence and lots on Caibonate htrccti.  Some fine large residences, with nice grounds,  OK Lake sticet. -,  LOTS FOIL SALE.  Abnaj>-$l0Jn will puichabc seven lots.   All  very comcnicnt. *  Jiogustown Iot-> on line o�� tramway, cheap, on  easy terms.  Lots in Miiioiis pans of the town.  Money to lend at 7 per cbnl on  central bus-  ine->s propei ties with easj pajments   <  Owneis list jour propei tics,, I have puichasors.  All llr��t-class; mining stocks bought and sold.  WardBpos  REAL ESTATE AND  INSURANCE AGENTS  i  Agents for J. & J. TAYLOR SAFES  Bogustown)   Fairview   Addition.  R7SHERW00D  REAL ESTATE  INSURANCE AMD  GENERAL AGENT  First door wost  of Banlt of British  Columbia builditiK.  arses  GENERAL BROKER  1 doors west of Dominion Express office.  P. O. Bom o'U.   Phones: Ofllce 117, House 152  FOR HKN'T  Thice, Four and Se\on-l!oomed Honscfe.  TOR SALK  Houses and Lots in all p.. its of the cily.  j\Ionc\ to loan on impioved ical e.Uite.  Ca'l and  get teuni if jou intend to buv or  build.  GENERAL  BROKER  Xti  &��*  _f_\   *.<Sl   *09^ * ____ *0^ * _____ *0^ * 0^ *^��l * f^ "^_____L ���* ^n    *0*r   ��� ^Si   *00 + 0*^��� * ^^ ��� ^^�� *^Wy ��� ^g^�� ^^ ��� ^^k*~^*K ��� ^*%B ^^ *^2^*___^__________S "_^S^* ^^ " ^^* ^^^ ��� ^^ ��^^  j^.'KV^^s'V'V^'V'V'V'^'V'V'^'V'^'V-V' ���j** 00* 00* 0/0* j*' ^* ^* 0** 00* *&��� ,&* 0*> ^>* 0** 00* ^*^^yA  xti  Xti  36   Baker  Street  Xti  Xti  Xti  xti  Xti  Annual Spring Sale House Furnishings, Carpets, Oilcloths,  Linoleums, Window Shades, Lace Curtains, Portieres, Poles  Now is the time for Spring House Cleaning and replenishing new for old.  We will offer special reduction in this department for the next ten days.  xti  Xti  Xti  Xti  Xti  Xti  Xti  Xti  Tapestry Carpet.from . . 50c  Brussels Carpet from . . $1.20  Axminster Carpet from . $1.25  English Wilton from . . $1.50  Ingrain Carpet from   .    .    .    50c  up  up  up  UP,  up  Floor Oilcloth from  Window Shades from  Curtain Poles from  Lace Curtains from,  25c  40c  40c  75c  up  up  up  up  Art Rugs and Squares at all prices  All Carpets sewed and laid free of charge  Xti  Xti  xti  Xti  xti  Xti  Xti  Xti  xti  iti  Xti  xti  xti  xti  D IRVINE & GO.  Xti  Xlt  xti  xti  .-jfl'S^. ^*^*^S' ^^' ^gt* li^ * jS** ^k'-^k* ^iiV_Si>* S^* S*'.1?'^ * JS> 'S^ fi*". **.00* ��� f*?'^ ��� ��* '00* ��� 0* '00* . 0^ '0** ��� 0* '00* ' 0* '00* . 0f* '*i.'ff��*  W  mm^^i  We have sold 75 per cent of all the  Portland Cement  Fire Brick and  Fire Clay  i.'55i'$.:'=_t.'��._^* <v  Used in Kootenay.  We also handle  Steel Mining Rails,  Blacksmith's Goal, Sewer Pipe, Etc.  w  i&  H. J  EVANS & CO.  NELSON, B. C.  "���mm  Garden  Seeds  Canada Drug & Book Oo,  We are ready for your gardening. Fresh seeds in bulk, both  Vegetable and Flower Seeds, also  Lawn Grass and White Clover.  Prices same as Eastern Catalogues  Canada Drag & Book Go.  NELSON  Kootenay_ Coffee_ Co*  NELSON. B. C.  Coffee roasters and dealers in Tea and Coffee.  Offer fresh roasted coffee of bast quality as  follows:  Java and Arabian Madia, per pound.....,? 40  Java and Mocha Blend, 3 pounds...  I 00  F.1Q8 Santos, _i pounda  1 00  Santos Blend, 5 pounds......  1 00  Our Special Blend, 0 pounds  1 00  Our Bio Roost, 6 poundd   1 09  A trial order solicited.  Salesroom 2 doors east  of Oddfellows block. West Salter streot.  Tince dwelling houses for yilo on easy ternro.  One lot on SUnley street, opposite Kojal  hotel, tor b__.ion.tJi bargain.  One soven-roomed liouso and ono thrco-room  houw for rent. -*.��-���  See ANMABIfK  H. D.  ASHCROFT  BLACKSMITHING  AND EXPERT  HORSESHOEING  Wagon repairing promptly attended to by a  tot-class wheolwnght.  Special attention given ta all kinds ot repairing and custom work from outside points.  Shop:  Hall St., between Bakor and Vernon  GENUINE  JUTE ORE SAOI  J. T. FIFE & CO.  P. O. Box 660 NELSON  StJOSEPffSSCHOOL  NKLSON, B. C.  A boarding and day tchool conducted by the  Sisteis of St. Joseph of Peace. It is situated at  the corner of Mill and Josephine streots in one of  the best residential portions of Nelson, and is  easily accessible from all parts of the city.  The course of ftudy includes the fundamental  ami higher branches of thorough English education: Business couise���bookkeeping, stcnog-  laphy and typewriting. Science course���music;  vocal and instrumental, drawing, etc. Plain art  and needlework, etc.  For terms and particulars apply to the Sister  Superior.  Nolson Business College  E. J. Robie  FASHIONABLE  TAIMH  Workmanship and  quality of goods t\\e  best obtainable  Opposite Silver King Hotel, Baker streot, Nel&on  Fine Tailoring  YOUR OWN GOODS MADE UP  OLD CLOTHES MADE! GOOD AS NEW  ARTHUR GEE  Opposite Clarke Hotol.  MERCHANT'TAILOR  OUT PRICES IS THE  ORDER OF THE DAY  And I want to be in it. I have just received  Fall samples of Suitings and Overcoatings, representing a $50,000 stock to choose from made to  your order at prices novor before heard of in Nelson. All tho latest fads in Fancy Veatings for  Fall and winter.  Ladies' tailoring in all its branches a specialty.  Lowest pricos.   Rooms 1 and 11, Hillyer block.  CLEANING  AND  REPAIRING  STEVENS, The Tailor  Palace IV{eat IV|ar^et  ���__-���____. ��� ������,-,_-__. ;  Headquarters  for all kinds of  Fresh and Cured Meats,  Huh entered upon its second quarter with on  luigcd accoinmofl.iUon nnd mci cased facilities  for promoting llie interests of students.  Night classes Monday, Wednesday, and Friday  of each week. Register ��arly. Room 7, Victoria  Block, Josephine street,  A feature will bo made of tho poultry and  panic trade. They will always be on hand during their season.  J, Le PORTER, Prop.  1C9 Josephino St., between Baker and Vernon.  Telephone 159.  -A-   JB33STSTJS]^_.I3-  j    Contracting Painters, Decorators, Papcrhangors.  Full line of wall paper, mouldings, etc,   Kal*.  mining and Tinting.   Strictly  flrst-class work.  Estimates furnished;   Residence Mill Street,   WJJT Qf|M    R* P  Opposite School House   MiaJLiOU.W, A>�� \J.  W. Siarmer Sn]ith & Co*  PAPER HANGER, GLAZIER,  PAINTER, ETC.  CHIMNEY SWEEPING  Office Ward Street! Opposite Opera Honse  Fruit and Ornamental Trees  Rhododendrons, Rosea, Fancy Evergreens  MagnoUs, Bulbs, new crop t estcd seeds, for spring  planting. Largest and most complete stock in  Western Canada. Call and make jour selections  or bond for catalogue. Address at tlio aursery  grounds and greenhouse.  M. J. HENftr.  3006 Westminster Road, Vancouver, B, C,  fieison Saw &  Planing W|ills, Limited  Are prepared to furnish by rail, barge or teams  Dimension Lumber, Rough and Dressed  Lumber, Local and Coast Ceiling, Local and  Coast Flooring, Double Dressed Coast Cedar,  Rustic, Shiplap, Stepping, Door Jambs, Pine  and Cedar Casings, Window Stiles, Turned  Work, Band-sawing, Brackets, Newel Posts,,  Turned Veranda Posts, Store Fronts, Doors,  Windows and Glass.  Get prices before purchasing elsewhere -  t f  Office Corner Ifall ai]d Front Streets  Factory Hall Street Crossing C. P. R, Track  Mills Hall Street Wharf  ifr^P-0'0��-0^0��'0'0-0f'0i.0-0-lS B^S^.ST.SPSP  |[    TOWN  if\       OF m  I     PROCTER     I  jL 20 Miles east of the City of Nelson, and Terminus 2J  m  of the Nelson-Balfour section of jL_  jji "   the Crow's Nest Pass Railway, jL'  Business and Resjdejrtial Lots ranging at prices fL  from $75 to $150 each.  Terms: One-third cash; balance 6 and 12 months.  m  This townsite is held jointly by tho Canadian Pacific Railway "?  Company and T. G. Proctor. (f)  Apply to FRANK FLETCHER, Land Agent G, P. R.��� Nelson, fl  cr to T. G. PROCTER, Baker Street, jtalson. Jji  &.*.0,0.0*.*.*.0-. "**"  ^. ^ ^ �����: ����?��?: �����:��: 3?.��?: 8P ��":  _s-__a&-_.  i0V0Vfiii0K0M*9ifi9i79i9'9&.'P'  JTa     JD L1JL Ilk>  Head Office at  NELSON, B.  C.  olesale and Retail  Dealers in  s  Markets at   Nelson^   Rossland,   Trail,   Kaslo, Ymir,   Sandon,  Silverton, New  Denver, Revelstoke, Ferguson, Grand JTorks, Greenwood, Cascade City, Mid*  .way, and Vancouver.  Mail Orders Promptly Forwarded  AJ_.Ii KINDS OE  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  AND POULTRY IN SEASON  Baker Street  FISH  Nelson  E. C. TKAVES, 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.  iff -���.��(?;.:  THE TRIBUTE:  "NTELSOK B. C., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 1900  - *i  o  o  BANK OF MONTREAL  CAPITAL, all paid up..$12,000,000  BEST     6,000,000  Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal ...President  Hon. Geoi'Ko A. Drummond Vice-President.  K S. Clouston Goneral Manager  NKLSON BRANCH  Cornor Baker and Kootonay Streets.  Branches in London (England) New York,  Chicago, and all the principal cities in Canada.  lluy and  Transfers.  (   Commercial  soil Sterling  Exchange and Cable  and   Travelers'   Credits,  mailable in any part of tho world.  Drafts Issued, Collections Made, Etc.  THE BANE OF  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  NELSON  Imperial Bank of Canada  HEAD  OFFICE, TORONTO.  Saving's Bank Branch  CUltltKXT ItATB OK INTUltKST PAID.  SKETCH OF GEORGE HUNT.  George Hunt, one of the defendants in the "breach of the Indian  act case" in which the accused were  charged with biting dried-np bodies,  and other dreadful things during a  "dance of the Ilamatas" at Alert  Bay, is a half-breed of considerable  note, being the son of a former  lludsons Bay factor, and highly  [^Connected by marriage with  wealthy British Columbians.  He is also known to scientists aiid  students of Indian life, all over the  American continent, and was making a: comfortable competence   in  writing descriptions of British Columbia Indian life and customs for.  scientific magazines in Washington,  London,  San Francisco   aud   New  York.    In  fact, George Hunt, who  first became known to the world as  the manager of the British Columbia contingent  of Indians at the  world's  fair in  Chicago, is  looked  upon  as   au  authority   on  Indian  customs iu British  Columbia, aud  hi.s name appears in that connection  in a great many magazine articles.  It is then little wonder that let-  iers are being received iu the city  from scientists in different parts of  the  continent, asking if it is true  that George Hunt has been accused  of then crime of eating dead human  bodies.      A     noted     AVashington  scientist writes that he cannot believe that tho mild mannered man  ho saw iu Washington, and gained  so much information from of great  interest, could  so   far forget   the  white man, and remember the Indian, as to take part iu such dreadful orgies. 4  It is said, however, that George  "Hunt was simply taking notes as a  , 1 eporter at tho Hamatos1 dance at  which the dead bodies were said to  Is now prepared to. issue Drafts and  Letters of Credit on Skaguay, U. S.,  Atlin, B. C, and Dawson City, N. W.T.  have been eaten, but being a policeman, who was supposed to have  stopped tho proceedings as unlawful, the law ignored him iu his  capacity of reporter and arrested  him for standing by and permitting  such practices without protest.  'Very briefly, Ilamatas' dance is  as follows: Several young bucks  starve for several days and roam  tho Avoods dressed in grotesque  fashion. While in the woods they  originate some peculiar" cry or war  song, which is repeated by the Indians at the rancheree. When the  young bucks or Hamatas are driven  wild with hunger, they return to  the village, and the dance commences. Dried up human bodies  are placed near the bonfire around I  which the Indians collect, and the |  Ilamatas bite pieces out of them.  Then the Hamatas go among the  klootchniaiis and braves arouud tho  camp fire and attempt to bite pieces  from tlieir legs and arms, and those  who submit to being bitten, retire  to a secret chamber after the dance  where the chiefs aiid prize donators  congregate, aud are there presented  with prizes iu value according to  stoicism.  Capital Authorized  Capital Paid up  Rest  $2,500,000  $2,391,863  $1,554,710  D.  R. Wilkie, General Manager.  E. Hay, Inspector.  Nolson Branch���Burns Block, 221 Baker Street  J. M. LAY, Manager.  their  The Nome Gold Fields.  Engineering and Mining Journal.  It looks very much .as.if some of  the schemes for mining the shore  deposits of the Nome district in  Alaska aro being prepared without  counting the cost, and with very  little knowledge of the true conditions. A good deal is said of the  probable returns to be obtained by  mining beyond the low-water mark,  aud Ave hear of some dredging outfits which are to be prepared for  use during the coming season.  Now dredging for gold is not altogether as simple an operation in  practice anywhere as it is on paper;  and at Nome it is going to be very  risky Avork. To try to operate a  dredge in shalloAv water, on a sloping beach, Avhere there is always a  heavy swell, and where there is no  protection whatever from frequent  and A'iolent storms, is not merely a  difficult matter'; a wreck is only a  question of time, and probably a  very short time. To work by sinking shafts and running tunnels out  under the ocean bed ia likely to be  a costly and difficult task. The  building of coffer dams and caissons  which will stand against the-.waves  Avill also be costly. Altogether the  problem of working these shore deposits is not an easy one, and it is  by no means certain whether gold  Avill be found in quantities wliich  will pay for the risks to be incurred.  People should hesitate and investigate carefully before going into any  of these schemes', or undertaking  to transport heavy machinery to  Nome.   �� -:   England as a Republic.  Cromwell- and the parliament cut  I off Charles I's head because he did  not  govern England according to  tiie'. constitution and  the will of  parliament.     Chamber's   Book ^ of  Days tells, in the following words,  how the self constituted champion  of liberty dealt with the remains" of  the parliament on April 20th, 1653,  when it had ceased to agree with  him.     The   next   parliament   was  called when Charles II succeeded to  the throne.    The   incident is   described thus:  ��� -..-,���    -  "Cromwell, having ordered a company of musketeers to follow him,  entered the house *in plain black  clothes and worsted stockings' and,  sitting down, listened for awhile to  their proceedings.    Hearing at last  the question  put, that the  bill do  pass, he rose, put off his hat and began to speak.    In the course of his  address he told them of their- self-  seeking and delays of justice, till at  length sir Peter Wentworth interrupted him with a  remonstrance  against such language.   Blazing up,  he said, 'We have had enough of this  ���I will put an end to your prating.'  Stepping into the floor of the house,  and clapping on his  hat, he commenced a violent harangue, which  he-  occasionally    emphasized    by  stamping Avith his feet, and' which,  "came mainly to this:   .'It is not fit  that you should sit here any longer  ���you have sat too long for, any  good you have been doing lately.  You shall now give place to better  men.' 'Call them iii!' he exclaimed;  and his officer Harrison aud a file  of soldiei-s entered the house.  Then proceeding, 'You are no  parliament. Some of you  are - drunkards'���bending a stern  eye upon Mr. Chaloner; some of you-  lire���-', a word expressive of a worse  immorality, and he looked here at  Henry Marten and sir Peter Wentworth���'living iu open contempt of  God's (commandments. Some of  you are corrupt, unjust persons���  Iioav can you be a parliament for  God's people?    Depart, I say, and  Opera House  April 26th and 28th  at 8:30 o'clock  Matinee April  27th  at 2:30 o'clock  Comic Opera  H. M. S.  FULL OAST  let us have done Avith you.    Go!"  " He ]ifted_J.he mace from the  table and gave~it to a musketeer to  be taken away. He caused Harrison to giAre his hand to speaker  Leuthal aud lead him down from  the chair. The members, cowed by  his violence and the sight of the  . armed meu, moved gloomily out of  the house. 'It is the Lord that has  caused me to do this,' he said. ' I  have sought that He Avould rather  slay me tfian put me upon doing  this work.' Sir Harry Vane venturing a remonstrance, 'Oh, sir  Harry Vane!' exclaimed, the lord-  < genertl; the Lord deliver me from  sir Harry Vane! 'When all had gone  out, ho came out too, and locked  the door."    A FULL LINE OF  ..- Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  local and coast.  Flooring  local and coast.  Newel Posts  Stair Rail  Mouldings  Shingles  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  of all kinds.  IF WHAT YOU WANT IS NOT IN STOCK  WE WILL MAKE IT FOR YOU  CALL AND GET PRICES.  AMERICAN  AND  EUROPEAN  PLANS  Wholesale  Houses  NELSON  B.C.  MEALS  25  CENTS  KOOiMS LIGHTED BY ELECTRICITY  AND HEATED BY STEAM  25 CENTS TO 81  CHORUS OP 50 VOICES  J. Ar Say ward  HALL AND LAKE STREETS. NELSON  Porto Rico Lumber Co.  (LIMITED)  Successors to  A. DEWAR & CO.  Orchestra of .15 Pieces  Elegant Costumes  Special Scenery  Prices, $1.00 and 75 Cents, General  admission 50 Cents.- -  Matinee 50 Cents, Children 25 Cents.  Ghas.'������ A; Waterman & Co.  AUCTIONEERS.  Rough and  Dressed  Lumber  Shingles  Mouldings  A-1 White Pine Lumber Always in  Stools  , We carry a complete, stock, of  Coast Floorings Ceiling, Inside Finish, Turned Work, Sash and Doors.  Special order Avork will receive  prompt attention. \  Porto Rico LumberCo. Ltd.  Saw Mill  Auction Sale  GontraeioFS and Builders  WILL DO WELL TO  Buy Their Lumber  AT '  C 0. Buchanan's  A large stock ot first-class dry material on  baud, also a lull line of sash, door.-., mouldings,  turned work,' etc.  Factory Work a Specialty  Yard:  Food of Hondryx~Btroeti, Nelson  Telephone, 91  John Rae, Agent  COAL! COAL!  GREAT REDUCTION  $6.15  Waterman  &  Acting under instructions, which will be produced "at the time of sale, Messrs. Chas. A.  Co. will offer for sale by public auction, on , *    * '  Thursday. May 3rd  .at 2:30 o'clock in the afternoon  in the front of their offices on Baker Street, three doors west of the Bank of British Columbia,, a complete Saw Mill, located at Bykert's Landing, consisting of  30-Horse Power Boiler, Lane ��&; Bodley, makers  25-Horse Power Eng'ine  Saw Mil!9 Griffith & Wedg-e, makers  Maegregw ��Ss Gourley5 makers  Circular Saws, Belting-, Box of Tools, Mitchell Wag-on, etc.,  Planer,  all of which will be sold  spected on the ground.  where they stand.   Everything is in good condition.   The plant can be in-  Terms: One-third cash on the drop of the hammer, and the balance upon delivery of bill of sale.  For further particulars apply to  iv  Hard Coal  Antluacito  <6Q KR I Crow's Nest  DELIVERED  TEJ-jfcPnO.VE  33  0. W. West & Go.  SEALED  TENDERS  will bu teceived by Uic iimlciMgiied up (ill April  2IILU forritii'.'iif 1000 foot oi tunnel vrtih air dulls  nt the Yellowstone mine. Specifications and win bu obtained ul tbu mine, near  ���iiik��yellow.stone minks, limited.  Saline, li. 0.  ROUGE OT rasSOLOTIQBL "  Notice >-. hereby given Hint tho partnership  heiotnfmo existing between llio unduisigiied n��  tministers and freighters under tbu liim unmoor*  The Nelson Transfer ('0111 ji.uiy lias this da> b>  mutual consent*licet) dissolved.  All debts duo to lhe said (inn fii'e lo bo paid lo  She m.dcisigned John T. Wilson und Kenneth A.  Foi bus", who bin o assumed nnd will pay oil' "11  the liiibihl ws of tbe said linn.  I >aled nt Nelson, 11. C, this ill li d.iy of March,  WOO. AI.VIN V. FLEOK.  C, II, McDOKMAN.  K. A. FORBES.  J. T. WILSON.  Witness, P. E. Wilson, Solicitor, Nelson, E. C.  ~ LANiTNorloa  Notice i j hciebygi\cn that after ono month I  will make application lol he Chief Commissioner  of Lands and Wot kilo pm.hnsc fortj acics nf  land in tbe district or West, Kootenay in tho  province of Uritish Columbia, sim:itc.l on the  cist side of Kootenay hike, between Lorkhait  and Lafr.iiic creeks as follows: Commencing  tit a post on the beach marked "Initial Post John  Ijftidlaw's N. \V Coinor,"lhcm'e southerly along  the lake 20 chains. Ibcnie easterly 'JO chains,  thence noiUicil) '2(1 clun*. thence weslcily -0  chains to tbe place of beginning.  JOllN LAIDLAW.  Dated at Nelson, 13. C��� this iiid day of jVprd.  1800.  LAND NOTICE.  Notice is heiebv given, that after one month I  ���will make application to the ( bief Commissioner  of Lands and Works to purchase one liumlicd  and si\ty mics of in the IHs-tutl uf West, in the Pi o\ nice of Hnti-li Columbia,  situated on the west side of K.uotona\ bike, on  lioulder < reck', about two null s souih uf Halfoin:  Commencing at Initial Pom inaiked "John Murk.  N: K. Cornel," ihuu �� wls! sistj-four chains,  thence south twtnlj-tUe chains, I hence cast  sixlj-foilroh:uiw, thence noi Lh twcnty-Jlvechains  U> tho Initial Post. joiWBUKK.  Dated ut NcLson this 7th diiy ol April. EW30.  321 to 331 Baker Street, Nelson.  QUEEN'S HOTEL  BAKER STREET. NELSON.  Lighted by Electricity and Heated with Hot Air.   .  . jffiRATED AND MINERAL WAFERS.  rpHORPE & CO., LIMITED.-Corner Vomoii  ���*��� and Cedar streets, Nelson, manufacturers  of and wholesalo dealers in eerated waters and  fruit syrups. Sole agents for Halcyon Springs  mineral water.   Telephone 60. -  ASSAYERS'   SUPPLIES.  WF. TEETZEL & CO.-Corner Baker and  ��� Josephine streets, Nelson, wholesalo dealers in assay era supplies. Agents for Denver  Fire Clay Co. of Denver, Colorado.  CIGARS.  KOOTENAY CIGAR MANUFACTURING  CO.-Corner Bakor and Hall streets. Nelson, manufacturers of "Royal Seal" and "Kootenay Belle" brands of cigars.  ~~ .        COAL.  rjROW'S NEST PASS COAL COMPANY.-  ^ Wholesalo dealers in coal and coko. Charles  St. Barbe, Agent, Baker street. Nelson.  "       COMMISSION MERCHANTS.  HJ. EVANS & CO:-Baker street,  ���   wholesalo    dealers   in   liquors,  Large comfortable bedrooms, and  first-class  dining-room. Sample rooms for commercial men.'  RATES $2 PER DAY  W|rs. E. C. Clarke, Prop.  LATE OP THE ROYAI. HOTEL, CALGARY  This popular hotel has been thoroughly  renovated arid enlarged; and is now oiie  of the most comfortable hotels in the  city.' It has 40 nicely "furnished' and Well  lighted-rooms, heated with hot_ air. -The  dining'roora is second to none in Nelson.  RATES REASONABLE.  C A. PROSSER, MANAGER  A Big Schooner  OF BEER OR  HALF-AND-HALF  ALWAYS  FRESH  10c  ALWAYS  COOL  Tho best glass of beer lo be had In Nelson la at  THE CLUB HOTEL  Comer Silica and  Stanley Streets.  E. J. CURRAN, Prop.  (V|adden House  Baker and Ward  Streets, Nelson  The only hotel in Nelson that; has remained  under one management since 1890.  *~  Tho bed-rooms are well furnished and lighted  by electricity.  1 The bar Is always stocked by the beat: dom s-  tlc and Imported liquors and cigars.  THOMAS MADDEN, Proprietor.  B. C. HOTEL   erib, b. c.  First-class in every respect. Choicest wines,  liquors and cigars. Every comfort for transient  aud resident guests.  HEADQUARTERS FOR UNION MEN.'  JOSEPH CAMPBELL. Proprietor.  leUfefaifttelds,  Vernon Street, Nelson.  SMOKE  ROYAL SEAL  AND  KOOTENAY BELLE  CIGARS  UNION MADE  anay 0��gar fffg. Oo  ttKlSOli, JlKITIBn COLUMBIA  I  BREWERS AND B0TTI.ER8 0)9"  FINE LAGER BEER," ALE  AND PORTER  Piompt nnd regular  delivery to tho trade  Brewery at Neison  Nelson   Wine   Co.  CHOICE WINES AND LIQUORS  Special attention given to ftuully trade  Telephone �� FRANK   A.  MA.VAGKIt  lepli  linker street,  Nelson, 11. C.  SAWMILL   FOB   SALE.  The =-awmill and plant lately owned b> Joseph  T. Ilobei Is, al Kjkert^ Landing, nnd coir-Nling  of a SOhoiso power bcilcr, engine, Griffith &  Wedge top-rig mwmill, edgcr, planer, bcllinii.  etc., etc., will bo Hold where they now aland,  A&Dly to  TAYLOU & HAWN1NGTON. SoMsltOni.  Nelson,  .    cigars,  cement, lire brick and Are clay, water pipe and  steel rails, and goneral commission merchants'.  ELECTRICAL   SUPPLIES.   ���  KOOTK.VAV ELECTRIC SUPPLY & CONSTRUCTION COMPANY- Wholcsalodenl-  ers in telephones, annunciators, bells, batteries,  fixtures, etc., Houston block. Nelson.  -��� FLOOR AND FEED;  BRACKMAN & KER MILLING COMPANY  LTD.���Front street Nelson, wholesale dealers in flour, oatmeal, etc., and hay and grain.-~  Mills at Edmonton, Victoria, and New Westminster.  TAYLOR FEED-..& PRODUCE CO.-B iker  street. Nelson... (Georgo F. Motion's old  stand),- Flour, Feed, Grain, Hay and Produce.  Gar lots a specialty. Correspondence solicited.  Phone 20.  FRESH AND SALT MEATS;  BURNS &   CO.���Baker  street,   Nelson,  wholesale dealers in fresh and cured meats.  Cold storage.  P.  a:  GROCERIES.  MACDONALD & CO.���Corner Front and  Hall streets, wholesale grocers and  -jobbers in blankets, gloves, mitts, boots, rubbers,  mackinaws and miners'sundries:  OOTENAY SUPPLY  COMPANY;   LIMI-  _   TED���Vernon   street, Nolson,   wholesale  grocers. -."''-- ���'  TOHN CHOLDITCH& CO.-Front street, Nel-  u    son,wholesalo grocers.  T_p R. STEWART & CO.���Warehouses on C. P.  ���*��� ��� R. track, foot of Stanley street. Nelson,  wholesale dealers in provisions, produce and  fruits. Cold storage. Agents Armour & Co.'s  bacon, hams, lard and other products.  T Y. GRIFFIN & CO.-Front street, Nelson,  �����* ��� wholesale dealers in provisions, cured  meats, butter and eggs.  HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.  H BYERS & CO.���Cornor Bakerand Josephine  ��� streets, Nelson, wholesalo dealers in hardware and mining supplies. Agents for Giant  Powder Co. ������   HARDWARE    COMPANY���  Nelson,  wholesale   dealers in  hardware and "mining supplies, and water and  plumbers' supplies.   VANCOUVER HARDWARE COMPANY,  LIMITED���Baker street, Nelson, wholesale  dealers in hardware and mining supplies, plumbers and tinsmiths' supplies, Agnnts Ontftiio  Works. __;   LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  TURNER,  BF.ETON & CO.-Corner Vernon  and Josephine  streets, * Nelson, "wholenale  LAWRENCE  Baker St.,  dealers in liquors, cigars and dry goods.  Pab'it Browing Co.  r��U kinds.    Largest stock in    Agents  for Pab'it Browing Co. of Milwaukee and Cal-  gary Brewing Co. of Calgary.   r    '      PAINTS   AND, OILS.  NELSON HARDWARE COMPANY-Baker  Street���Wholc'jalo dealers in painte, oils,  and   brushes 'of  Kootenay.   POWDER, CAPS AND FUSE.  HAMILTON POWDER' COMPANY-Baker  street. Nelson, manufacturers of dynamite,  sporting, stumping and black Wanting powders,  wholesale dcalors {neaps and fuse, and electric  blasting apparatus. ,   SASH AND DOORS.  NELSON SAW. AND PLANING MILLS,  LIMITED-Corner Front and Hall streets.  Nelson, manufacturers of and wholesale dealers  in sash aud doors; all kinds of factory work made  to order.   TENTS   AND   AWNINGS.  NEIjSON TENT AND AWNING FACTOUY-  Uaker street.- NcKon.   Manufacture! ���> of all  kinds of   tents,  awningo,  and   canvas  goods."  P. O. Box 76.   Thco. Madson. proprietor.   *   . WINES AND CIGARS.  CALIFORNIA WINE COMPANY, LIMITED-Corner Front and Hall streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers in wines (case and bulk)  and domestic and imported cigars.  (>IIARI,KS PAnKKR���Mining and milling en  gineer.   West Uakcr si 1 eel, Nelson.  A  FKATERNAL   SOCIETIES.  NELSON LODGE. NO. 23, A. V. & A. M.  Meets second Wednesday in each month.  Sojourning brethren invited.  KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS- Nolson Lodge, No,  ss. Knlchts of Pythtaa, moots In I. 0. O. V.  25, Kn.i  Hall, cornor  Tuesday evenin;  cordially iovit.  &8<   Lconaid Scot!  C. C.  . every  Knights  K. of R.  TSJELSON Ii. O. L., No. 1G92, mceU In I. O, O, V.  ���*���* Hall, corner Baker and Kootonay htrcets,  1st and 3rd Friday of each month. VWting  brot hern cordially invited. Ii. Hobinion, XV. M.  NV. Crnwfdii!, Keconlii.g-Secietiii'j,  ���ftTELSON j*jRIK, Nunibpr 22, Fralcnial Ordor  ���*����� of Englcs, meetH ovory wcond and fourth  Wednesday ineacn month In Fraternity Hall.  Visiting brethren wolcomo. W, Gy-nell, Pros!  dont><   Chnrlcs Pros-er. Soorelary.  NELSON MINERS' UNION NO. ��i. XV.  M.���MaeUi in ininerH' union rooms.  NELSON  ineetint,' of  TKADES   UNIONS.  F. of  _._  . north-  cantcornoi Victoria and Kootenay nticct��, every  Saturday evening at 8 o'clock. Vihiting rnem-  bcrs welcome. M. It. Mo\vatt. President. James  Wilkci, Secictfiiy.  '__   PAINTERS' UNION -The  icguUr  the  I'ainler-.'   Union I-  licld  every \Vc<li��"-dnv evening ia 7.S0, in tho i'mn-j  tors' Union hull, buhintl theCLiike iiotel.   T. O.  i^katbo, piohjdent.   Alficd Turner, "ecietiu >.   rpitADES AND IjA BOH COUNCIL -Thoregu-  ���*��� lar meet ings of the NVNon Trades and Labor  Council will be held in the minors' union hall,  corner of Victoria ajid Kootenay streets, on the  first1 and third Thursday of each month, at  7.30 p. m. G. 1. Thorj>c, President. J". H. Malhe-  son, SccKMar). *  rpHE regular mectingi of the Carpenters' Union  �������� are held on Wednesday evening of each,  week, at 7 o'clock, in the Mincis' Ui��on hall cornor Victoria and Kootenay streets. It. Holnn-  snn, President.   James Coiling. SocroUiry.   ARJiEH-S' I'NIONV-Nelsoii L'n'on. No. l'��|..of  the Iiiternndonal Joiinieymeii U.nbei'-.t n-  1011 of America, mucl-. e^er.^ lii-t and Hind Mon-  dnvof enili monlh in ."Minet s L mon Hnll. corner  of Victoiia and Kootcn.iv siiet-t-. nt f-.10 p.m.  sharp. Visiting biolhoi- coidtall) united to  attend. J. II. Miithobon. Prcidont, W. S. Uel-  ville. Secretary.         Liliorei >' Pio-  uf L. mecNiii  Miners' Union Hall, noitin;vst corner of Victoria  and lCootcnn\ streets, uu the (Ireland thiitl Monday of i'.ujIi month, nt !> i> in slinip. Visiting  membeisof the Aulei'iean rederntum eoultaSly  Inwted lo attend. John Mullen, President.  Pwcj_Shakcltoin. Sfcretsity^ ,  CIGAR MAKBRH' UNION meets ls-t Tuc^ay  in cvciy month in the \V. V. M. hall.   Executive bowl meets every SaUwta?..  LABORERS' UNION.   Vel-on  teeth0 Union. No ST.'I.A. I" THE TRIBUNE:  KELSON, B. C, WEDNESDAY  APRIL 25  1900  m  ���$  f  i"S*?*r"  If  w  m.  ���m-  I  %n_  !?  ��-  is'  P  IP  li  if  14  \*t  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  Mr  Xlt  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  Hi  xti  ametlhiflinii: New  EVERY WEEK  And in order to make room for our new  goods we must dispose of a few. We are  xjfc prepared, my Kootenay friends, to let you  iii inspect the latest and most complete up-to-  Mj date stock in British Columbia. We invite  Hi you all to examine them, and know you will  iti not only be satisfied with the goods but  W prices also.  ti>       How Dover Disposes of Mail Orders  Ut  xti        By having a first-class jewelry manu-   xti  }$ factory with the best of mechanics, and our   jg  Xti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  xti  iti  iti  iti  iti  Ui  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  Ui  Hi  iti  Hi  Ui  iti  iti  watch  making  department  We  are prepared  to  make  has  no  equal.   ^  anything and   iti  everything in our line with a guarantee.  All mail" and express orders receive our  Ui prompt attention.  iti    iti  Hi  xti  iti  ^.v-a ������a '-S '-a ���-& '^ '--a '-^ j^g '--a* '-s      ^^���^���^���g'./g^^.^.g'^./fc  -0>-0-0.0-0^9-0-0-0-0-0-0      s^.9-7-7*^-?-7<'?-s<>?.s;-  jg'  Yes we have made g  ,sa rather a _m  Jacob Dover, Tfne Jeweler  NELSON, B. C.  Ui  Ui  iti  Ui  Ui  iti  Ui  iti  iti  \ti  Hole  in our $12,000 Stock of��Dry Goods  but we still have great  bargains to offer  Goods  delayed  iii transit are now arriving  and are marked at cost to clear.  NEW  LINES OUST OPENED  OUT  White Check-Muslins, regular 10c; reduced to 7c.  White Check Muslins, regular 15c; reduced to 10c.  See our Colored Dress Muslins now offered at 6c.  White Piques reduced to 15c, 20c and 26c.  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  THIS  GROCERS  m  Place your order with  THEO.  Tents,  Awnings,  and  all  ADSON  kinds  of Canvas Goods  Manufactured to Order  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  That Light is Poor  GAS PITTING OttE SPECIALTY  VIASMBWQ OF ALL KtNI>S  Victoria Street, opposite PostofHco.  ur us put im cas  STRACHAN BROS.  CITY LOCAL NEWS  Giuseppe   Machelo,   tho   Italian  whoso skull whs trephined not Ioiik since in nn  attempt to euro him of epileptic Ills, was brought  before police magistrate Crease for examination  us n harmless lunatic. Mr. Cronso remanded  him pending an examination by Org. Symonds  and l,uHan.  George  Partridge, jailor at the  provincial jail horo, returned yesterday from a  \ ueution spent at the Coast.  John McLaren of Rossland yesterday transferred a half interest in tlio liawdon  claim on Nino-milo creek to AV. 11. llcarnish of  the same eity. A. SI. Johnson also made over a  half in the Central and Central Fraction claims  on Eagle creek to li. Dumont. In both cases the  consideration mentioned was nominal. '  Captain J. W. Troup was in Rossland yesterday on business in connection with  the C. P. U.  The annual district;   meeting of  the Methodist church opens in Nelson* today,  the clergymen to be in attendance being Revs.  Roberts of New Denver, Wood of Kaslo, Sandford of Sandon, Morton of Kossland, Calvert of  Trail, Hicks of Ym'r. Smith of Cranbrook, Stillman of Fernie, JBaldorson of Greenwood,' and  Rradshaw of Grand Forks. Today's session will  be for the ministers exclusively. The reports  for the year from the district at large aro understood to indicate a substantial degree of  progress.  The chief of the fire department  wishes to extend his thanks to ox-firemen Low-  den, Lillie, Vanstone and Perrier aud other citi-  yeiii who gave valuable assistance at tho lire in  the Burns block yesterday.  A member of the local legal fraternity called attention to an interesting point at  tho registrar's office yesterday. After vainly endeavoring to ascertain the names of the partners  of a city firm ho looked up the statutes and  pointed out that the law Tequires alt business  linns to register the names of tho partners, the  penalty being a fine of ��100, half of which goes to  any party securing a conviction for breaches of  the regulation.  A successor to Dr. W. O. Rose in  the position of house physician at the general  hospital has been chosen in the person of Dr.  Charles E. Dohcrty, now practicing at Rcllmny,,  Missouri. Dr. Doherty is a native of Eglington,"  North Toronto, and graduated from Trinity  Medical School with tho degree of M D.C.M. and  F. T. M. C. His engagement commences on  May 1st. .....  A handsome split bamboo fishing  rod with reel and line was rallied at the Hotel  Hume last night. Harry Wright held tho lucky  ticket. ������..     :,.  Nelson  lacrosse   enthusiasts are  beginning: to wonder when the homo team is to  bo organized for tho season. It is stated that  from the players available a llrst-class team can  bo picked which would be fully up to last year's  standard. A number, of younger players are  ready to organize an intermediate team when  the seniors onco get into the game.  The baseball magnates are beginning to boom the game for the *-cat*on. jU.ui-  ,.ger \e(,l<u_ds rearranging an exhibition gunc  for Sunday ,tftoi noon next, v> hen all last jcar't.  players and Iho new blood s.nce come to the city  will be on the diamond When it i<v fully dc  inonsfrated what material is available tlio executive can proceed to choose the nine with  which to foi nially open the season.  t W. Sutherland was arrested last  night bj the police on a sorlous ohargo. It is alleged that he utlcicd a bank note which had  boon om $1 to ��1(1. The-alleged oH'cncc"  \wirt committed two months ago, since which tho  police have been looking for the man Avho passed  Lhe bill.  A O. P. R.  draughtsman is now  ���rtoikinp: betwoen horo and Robson estimating  ihc extent of letaming walls necessary for the  completion of the ill_,s along the load. Tho  itrun s'io\el which wah to ha\e conic in from  tho niomlineis delamcd until certain castings  are ihlppcd. and it is possible that a plow now in  uso across tho m er m ly bo utilised in making  the (ills between heio and Robson.  Judge Forin left last night for  Femlc to hold a s-ttings of the county couit  there, which opens tortaj.  E. B. Rhoda, who for two years  sailed on the Ptounoi Nolson and vas latterly  mate on the Mojie. has icsignqd his position and  left last night for the Yukon nver, where ho will  ���icfcas mate on one of tho Canadian Development?  Oompanj's steamer... Hib place will bo filled b\  .1. Fit/simmons, who has iccently been on the  tug Columbia, plying on the Airow lakes between Nakusp and At ion head. Hector Hproat,  cluof engineer of the Mojio, also left for the noi-  thei n eountrj the other day.  Frank White, who was arrested  af Rob->on on April "it 1* for ci eating a distil ibanco  aboard the* sieamei Minto and sentenced to pay  a liu? of ten dollars oi\e a* month, was released from mil \entoida\. A biothoi in I?o-s-  livnd telegraphed $17 30 to the (igun I of the Spokane & Noithorn Telegraph Company, who  handed ihc funds ox or to the authoiides. When  .iiijiriibftrif this fact Wlii(e lcfnsed lo accept Ins  liberty, staling thai ho picforicd to -cj ve mil the  unexpired poition of hi* * The statute  Jn the matter does not admit of any choice On tho  partof Iho piisoiror, nnd Wlsito had to ko.w1.i1o  llie authorities stick to the fundi.,  The new steam road roller was  given an Initial (cut justciday afternoon, Tho  ioiler wa* run up to Josephino Mieot in diaifjo  of Hugh li. Oilninrc, the W'alcionit compiuij's  western rcineiontative, who is an �����*. flioinaii of  lo(.omoth 04 on lhe C. J'. If. Air. (iiluiore opened  by runnl'ig lhi> roller over the ikIko of lock  ucrokK JoophiiH) Ktiuut in ft on I of the f'lnikr  lintel, Ihe outfit surmounting ilto obstacle with  UltJodllllonlfy. Then ho put (ho lolior at tho  hca*.} ��iailo between Victoiia ttn.l .Silica (.treti.*..  At iiioiTosL of (ho Kitule Uio wlipols l>ad iliill-  culty in gotting a purchase, bill with a couple of  moments' work (his was remedied and (lie trial  pawed oil inost satisfactorily. Tho trip down  hill was made with fic-mienl stops, Io indicate  the complete control of llio engineer over the  upparatiiv.  At the adjourned meeting of the  board of directors of Iho ICootenay Lake genera!  hospital, held yesteiday afternoon, the resignation of Miss Crease, mat ion of Ihc hospital, vtiw  act opted. Miss Kiln DcsHj imy will Miuceed Miss  t'lease on May 1-t. Aliss Dusliiis.1^ trw been  head nuihc at the hospital for tho past oightccn  months. Miss Crease has been jti.itioii of the  hoaj-ital for o\t*r a jcai.and during that time  die has brpn unieitiiUing rn her elloi ts to rnnko  lhe establishment <i success. All old patients  will agree that hor !oi>(. js a serious ono-.  A minor freight wreck took place  teHfeidayat h'lvc-mile point, A mimlior of ears  came Uigetlier and one was budi> bioken up.  Alf ��)offs, tiie member of the fire  brigade who went to hii, homo in 1'aiis, Ontiirio,  to icuovcr fiom a-biokon log, is to stait forNel-  aon within a day oi two, and will be back here  Aithm a week or twoat the Ifttost. Af|i>r arriving homo Jells had hih jog reset, which some,  what iolardcd his icco\ ory.  In the suit of Oppenheimer vs.  (ho Bi ickm.iii & Kei Milling Comp.uij, Limited,  v-.lnch has bcyn uppo lied to the supicmo louit of  Urn proviiKC judgment wasgi\cn in fa\oi of  plaintiff on tho ground that defendants' comniu-  nicatlon closing the deal over which the notion  ���iroAO warf pot (V legal acecptanre, and that for  this reason no contract ctistcd. Dofcndants'  counter claim was thoiehy I hi own out, The appeal w IU bu heard on Ain-y 21st.  The     excellent     results    which  attended the use of oilcloths in protecting tho  Btock in Tin; Thim ni- ofllce and Ihc fin nit in o in  (he lmperj.iI Bank dunner jestenlaj's lire  elicited the .suggestion from alderman Irvine and  others that a salvage corps would bo a, .splendid j  fiilditsou to the city s lire flghtimj arrangement's, J  Had tho oilcloth been used immediately on tho  firo breaking out, as would be the case with an  organized salvage corps equipped with the regulation tarpaulins, the loss might havo been  materially reduced. The insurance companies  pay for goods salvaged, and a volunteer corps  would probably be a paying thing for its  member*.      ^_ ^^_^  HOTEL   ABBIVALS.  At tiik Phaik.���A. Whealler, Kaslo; L. A.  Campbell, Kossland: Paul 'Johnson, Greenwood;  J. Jerome,; It. Armstrong, Spokane; T.  Todd, Seattle; T. It. Kilo. Vancouver; II. L.  Ford, Spokane; II. A. Jackson, Spokane: Sam  AlcKeo, Itossland; A. Simpson, Trail; J. II. Ash-  down, AVinnipeg.  At tub Oukk.n's.���AV. L. Callan, New Denver;  A, Mcl'hail, city: Kov. John Welch, Itossland.  Atthk Humk.���T. G. Haultuin, city; \\\ II.  Spokane  .S. AVotin  K. S. Spraggctt and wife,  .  Itossland; J. II. Inkstcr.  Harrison, Montreal; H. llar-  Dowslng,  Toronto; C.  Winnipeg: W. II,  vcy. Gi and Forks.  Atthk Ckntuai..���J. Nixon, Procter;  John Alartin, Vancouver: John Lcshor, Spokane:  \V. Fowler. Greenwood; S. A'ittorin. Tacoma; C.  11. jVrchiliald, Ymir; C. Hailing, Calgary, Alta,  At thu AIaddk.v.���(.!. T. Clialiiiers, Granhy,  Quobcc; At. C. Alonnghnii. Aluldoon mine; Al.  O'Urion, Aluldoon mine: G. Donley, Slocan City;  J. AIcGaliey, city; Cf. Dickson, Gladstone.  Naval Brigade Bauquetted.  Bournemouth, April 24.���Captain Hedworth Larabtou and the  naval brigade of her majesty's first-  class cruiser -Powerful, after a  inarch through the city today, Avere  bauquetted at the town^hall this  evening.. The mayor's guests included lieutenant-general sir  George AVhite, the defender of  Ladysmith, and the earls of Durham and Northbrooke. The line of  march Avas gaily decorated with  flags and crowded with troops and  citizens. At the banquet the galleries were filled with ladies .and  children. The choral societies participated in the welcome ceremonies. ��� __^_^  Keeping up the Title.  London, April 24.���The Gazette  this afternoon contains the notification that the queen has granted  to the duke of Fife (son-in-law of  the prince of Wales) the dignities  of an earl and duke of the United  Kingdom .under the titles of earl of  MacDulf and duke of Fife with the  remainder hi default of a male heir  to the elder -surviving daughter,  and successively, to the male heirs  of the daughter by_ his wife, the  princess Louise of Wales, thus  practically precluding the extinction of the titles. The duke aud  duchess of Fife have two daughters,  lady Alexandria and lady Maud.  BUSINESS   MENTION.  A respectable man who has just  recovered from a long sickness wants work of  any kind., Wages no obj'ect. Address Hope,  this ollice.  FiA^e Dollars Reward���Lost English sctioi "Flo," black and while bilch, tan  nui king over cjCs. Communicate with ownel  .1. AL Lay, Victoria street.  Wanted���Situation as stenographer by \oting I.idj having ccpc-i loncc. Addi ok*  L, AA', Tiibuno ofllce.  For Sale���Lady's bicycle, Garden  Oily make, in good order, ha��mg been used bufc  one summer.   Apply Bicjcle, Tribune ofllce.  Wanted ��� Trus twor thy,       good  w oi kor wants situation an chambermaid or  housekeeper.  Addicss '/., Tribune office.  For sale���the north half of block  100, Nelson.   Address P. 0. Box 572, Nelson.  Typewriter���for'sale cheap, second hnnd Caligiaph. Apply to A]c\ Stewart,  Tmnor-Boeokh block.  To   tho Ladies of   Nelson���-You  arc coidfalh invited to attend tho Spiing AIil-  linciy Opening at Aladame lOnflelds pailors, in  the Hall block, on Thufsday, Apiil 12th, and the  following ten day*-, Ovei Brown's clothing store,  Baker slicec, Nelson, Biitish Columbia.  To Let���Rooms furnished or un-  f in nished. Apply four dooi s above (he city lull,,  Vicston.i stioot.  Spot cash paid ��oi\ second-hand  goods of all kinds dt the Nelson Bazoar, Alalono  '& Ticgillus block.  Houses furnished with  new and  second-hand furnitnie, or mixed now ,md secondhand furmtuie, on the installmci_t plan, by the  Nelson Bazaar, Alalono & Ti cgillus block.  Hack   calls   left at the Bodega  Saloon.   Telephone 174.  Mali going to Gape Nome has eon-  signed all hia household tumiiuic to Nickcison.  Bakei stieet, opposite (Juecn's hotel. Call .md  havo a look. Blankets, sheets, table clothsr pil  low,s, and everything you want. Goods must be  sold at onco  ESTABLISHED 1892  H.   BYERS   &  HARDWARE  CO.  ESTABLISHED 1892  Garden, Mil  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  ���8, 3-16 and 1-4 x 72, 96 and 120  Agonts��� Truax Ore Cars, tliant Powdor,!and Jlel-  ropolitan Fuse, etc.  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  gfet 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.  Ei Skinner  Neelands'Building, Baker Street.  o ��� - ��� -  FRED J. SQUIRK, Manager.  OTTO M. ROSENDALE  Portland, Oregon, Postoffice Box 464  Refrigerators  Prices from $10 to $30  LAWRENCE HARDWARE COMPANY  Advises about mines, mining  property and its workings. Companies organized. Capital furnished. All information and correspondence confidential/ Der  mand for silver-lead propositions. Copper properties bqught  outright.  MOYIE  FOR  Lot  Lot  Lot  Lot  9  9  11  7  Block 1  Block 5  Block 6  Block 7  LOTS  SALE.  Cash Offer  For  All Four  ^.���^���'���^������^'^'^������^������^���^���sr-'*****-^^       -0  xli If you want Bargains  \ti       in  Hi  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  0'-0-JSl"'0:0  Glassware  xti  ������^:  Ut  Hi  iti  Hi  Hi  xti  xti  iti  iti  Hi  Hit  iti<  ili Give us a call as our whole stock must "{#  xti  iti  iti  iti  Ui  iti  iti   Telephone 10  be sold in a few days.  KIRKPATRICK & WILSON  185 Baker Street  Hi  xti\  itii  xti  (VS'^'V  ?#**-?  s__ss_i;  )^-  %  ADDRESS  W. F. Teetzel, Nelson.  MONEY TOTOAN  ON  AT 7 PER CENT  BUSINESS PROPERTY  -tib  The Nelson  Apply G. L. LENNOX, Solicitor, Nolson B. C  ^EALED^TENDERS.  ANNOUNCEMENT.  To thi. Ki.rcrom. ov Nm.sox Uroixo;  At Uio request of mj frjcuit-s and political sup-  PoiUts I Will be a candidate .it the fiiMiIng clue-  lion foi iiiembci of Llie Lpgislfilivc Assumbl},  h\ibjet,t to noniirifttion bj a duly tonstitutt'd con-  \entiori o! delegate*.-.elected bj electors opposed  to tho adoption cf paify tine-. In provincial  positiio. 1 do not bolievo thut Joseph Situ tin i->_ti  represantiitho, anj moiu. than Cltmilc-,  ���\Vili_oji K a lepiusonliitne Coilserviitive. mid  liglhiuc self appointed h'tiders of politicul factions. JOIT.V HOL'bTO.Y.  N'oNon, .Vprii 21st, HKX).  notice 'oY~MEsrma.  TlioXcIson l.iiborcrs' Union m,i)I hold an open  meeting in thy Mineis' Onion hall on JJond.iy,  Iho ;��)ih instant, at "*.'M pin. Laborers of nil  kinds aio coi diully invited to attend, tspceiaili  teamster**. P. SHACKLKTON',  Scurclary.  ~      ' ' NOTICE^     "  Tlio memhers of the Coolcs' and Waiters'  Union will nieufc at Union Jl.ill on Thurstl.iy,  Apnl nt S p.m. A good attendance is requeued.  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" l5e_received by  the undersigned assignee, until 12  o'clock noon, on Wednesday, the  20th day of April, instant.  The highest or any tender not  necessarily accepted.  RALPH SMAILES, Assignee.  Dated at Greenwood, B. 0., this  5th day of April, 1900.  NOTICE.  Notice) isliorouyfiKen I intend lo apply at  tho Hist meeting of tho Hoard ot l.icoiinL* (Joni-  iiii-sionei's foi the City of Nelson held thirty dajs  after the d.iti1 hereof, foi lea^o |o tniuhfcr the  license now hold u\ jne for u 'saloon know n ns  the Athiibasi.i saloon, situate on the h0iithca--t  coiner of Baker and Kootenay streotH, Nelson,  U. C��� being on lot 1, block VI, in Nelson aforesaid, to I'nil irk J. ItnssCll, in trust for the Atlin*  b.iM'ii Hotel Coiiiii,in>, Liiiilleil,  WiIiipss, p. K. wtisios.        Jab. Ni:xlaxd_j.  Hated this 111 hdaj of Apiil, l'KX).  NOTICE.  The annivci-wiT parade of Koo'cnar Lodgo  No. Ki, I. O. O. V., will bo held on Sunday. April  lIMi. 1'XK), .it 2 30 p.m. to SI. .Saviour's chinch.  Visiting brotliorb aie cordially invited to attend.  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  Nelson,   Our  #1  M  B:  Glothing   Gents' Furnishings  Hats and Caps  Boots and Shoes  eompxise the latest styles, and are the product of  the most reliable manufacturers*   We are now  offering them at exceptionally iow values.   It is  w no trouble for us to show goods.  ASK YOUR GBOCER FOR THE CELEBRATED  fats  The Best that Money can Buy.      Take no Other.  Manufactured by theilrACkman-lvor Hilling Co. Ltd.  Victoria, Vancouver, Westminster, Edmonton, Ros_>land, NeKon.  GET YOUR  CHANDELIERS  WIRED FOR  NO ItfATCIIKS REQUIRED, ALWAYS READY  Electric Supplies  K,ootei}ay Electric Snpply &  Construction Co.  JOSEPHINE STREET NELSON  d���      J^L<  m  m   #;  >a>-p3-c=>'  i'(=>'(=>'  [T  We have just received a fresh   consignment   of  Christie's famous  Fancy Biscuits and Cream Sodas.  McGormick & Company's Jersey Cream Sodas.  Also  P. O. BOX 176.  HOUSTON BLOCK.  Telephone Ifii.  V. M. Ferry & Company'** Seeds,  Fresh Ejjus Received Daily  John i\. frvi'ng & Co/  Lethbridge Gait Goaf  The best valuo for the money In the market  tor all purposes.  tkbms cash     W. P. Tisrnist, General Agent  Telephone W.   Office -with C. P. J. Cliristfo.  A. R. BARROW, A.M.I.C.E,^  PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  Corner "Victoria anJ Kootenay Streots.  P. 0. Box 659. TELEPHONE NO, !��


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