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 DAILY   EDITION   BY  MAIL  FIVE  DOLLARS A YEAR  WEEKLY EDITION  BY MAIL  TWO DOLLARS A YEAR  EIGHTH  YEAR  NELSON:  THURSDAY CORNING, APRIL! 19 1900.  PRICE FIVE  CENTS  MOB AFTERJHE CHINAMEN  Charles Wilson's Views.  Vancouvku, April 18���[Special  to The Tribune].���Yip Leek, a  gigantic and brutal-looking Chinaman, who,' with another oriental  named Chung, is charged with tho  murder of chief of police Main of  Steveston, had a narrow escape  from being lynched last night,  shortly after the arrest. Early in  the evening a crowd of excited Japanese offered to run all the Chinese  residents of Steveston iuto the  river. Before midnight the crowd  in front of the ;jail had reached 300,  and so infuriated had it become  that the oflicers had to spirit away  the prisoners for fear of violence.  George Hunt, an Indian charged  with cannibalism at a potlutch held  at Alert Bay, Avas acquitted at the  assizes today.  Charles Wilson, leader of the  Conservative party, dealt very generally with provincial matters in  his speech last night on the party  platform. He favored the eight-  hour law, but not the present one,  and proposed what he considered a'  perfect solution of the Chinese  question by the insertion of an  ahti-Chiuese labor clause in contracts, not in acts or  private  bills.  grave if relief is delayed. The  governor, sir Frederick Mitchell  Hodgson, is asking for all available  forces. A British ollicer, who is in  command of an important station  north of Kumassie, says that unless  relief is forthcoming soon it will be  impossible to hold out. ' Tho first  relieving force is expected to arrive  at Kumassie today, and it will attempt to force the cordon. The natives here are convinced that  French influences are operating  against the British.  Transvaal Has Money to. Burn.  Pretoria, April IS.���As soon as  the Berne award in the Delagoa Bay '..railroad arbitration  was published the. Transvaal  government offered to Portugal  the amount she was condemned to  pay ($5,000,000), wliich, however,  was courteously declined, the statement being made that the money,  was already provided. The government is receiving many memorials from burghers on the subject  of sending the Boer prisoners to  St. Helena and will formally protest 'to Great Britain on the subject. Secretary of Slate Reitz  says the Transvaal government is  not taking any resolution.regarding the destruction of the Rand.  Charges Againstf Roosevelt.  Nkw York, April IS.- According  to the'Herald today, geneial Roosevelt is practically accused of desiring to surrender at Santiago, by  colonel Alexander S. Bacon, in a  pamphlet issued late Saturday  afternoon iu defense of the Seventy-  first regiment. Besides wanting' to  "quit," colonel Bacon charges hitn  with shooting the fleeing Spaniards.  The importance of this charge lies  -in the fact that colonel Bacon is  ono of the* best known officers in  the national guard of New York.  Besides, he is a Republican of considerable prominence and was formerly a member of the assembly.  " Colonel Crofton Shelved.  Londoa', April IS.���Colonel Crofton, who was in command of Spion  Kop from the time general Wood-  gate was wounded until colonel  - Thorneyeroft-was appointod-to the  position and whose heliograph messages to general Warren caused  geueral Buller to appoint Thorneycroft to the command, was placed  on half pay today. Private information received from Shrewsbury  today is to the effect that general  Gatacre is leaving South Africa this  week to assume command of a local  district.   New Russian Railroad,  Nkw York, April 18. ��� E. F.  Walker of Philadelphia and J. II.  McCleary of Richmond, representing prominent capitalists, sailed for  Southampton today. It is said  they are authorized to pledge bonds  for the amount of money necessary  to secure a contract for building  the projected railroad from St.  Petersburg to Odessa which will  traverse more than lialf the Russian  empire from north to south. The  new railway will cost $90,000,000.  Were Really Filibusters.  London, April 19.���According to  a dispatch to the Daily Mail from  Lorenzo Marquez ^nearly half the  members of the Chicago ambulance  corps, when offered Mausers on  tlieir arrival an Pretoria, tore off  their red cross badges. Adelbert  Hay, United States consul, has  notified the Transvaal government  that he must report the circumstances to Washington.  STORES ARE MOVING SOUTH  Dearth of War News.  London, April 19.���Heavy rains  impede the movement of the British  columns, and  the  blockade  of  Wepener continues although relief  is near.   Large quantities of sftores  are being  moved southward from  Bloemfontein, which  is  a. reversal  of the movements for the past  six  weeks.   These shipments are made  necessary by the operations in the  southeast of the Free State.   There  are 2000 sick in the  field aud  hospitals, many cases beiug of dysentry aud enteric fever.     With the  exception  of these facts the  embargo on war news is almost, complete.  The correspondents send trivialities or statements which obscure  rather than explain the situation  in their efforts to prepare matter  that will pass the censor. Here  and there a phrase indicates an expectancy that large things are  about to happen.  What is to be done -with sir Redvers Buller and sir Charles Warren  occupies everybody's attention at  the present time. It is now generally accepted that the government  had a purpose in the publication of  lord Roberts' message, and that the  recall of general Buller and general  Warren has probably been decided  upon.  * According to Boer reports, there  is a steady flow of foreign volunteers to the Transvaal. Hitherto  'these adventurers have been attached-to some Commandoes. Now,  it is said, they are to be formed  into a special legion with continental officers, and there is a  rumor that the command will be  given to a distinguished French  soldier, lately retired, who is now  in the Transvaal or is ending the  journey thifchor.  MUST LEAVE MPS AtONE|^tS?e^T^C,SS  Wreck bay, while returning from  Clayoquot, whither she had been  dispatched with cannery supplies.  The 'captain aiul; crew made shore  with the ship s boats and were  ultimately, tiiken back to Clayoquot  town by Indians..  Ottawa News Items.  Ottawa, April   18..���[Special to  The Tribune.]���A big delegation  from Toronto waited on the government today asking for $100,000 for  the Dominion exhibition next year  in Toronto. Laurier promised consideration.  Prior called the attention of the  house to the large influx of Japs to  British Columbia ��� and asked the  government what they, were going  to do about it. Laurier replied that  as soon as Cartwright returned to  the .house a bill .would be, introduced in respect to a restriction on  Chinese, but for imperial reasons  they coiild not deal with Japs.  The case of J. V. Kirk, an appeal  from British Columbia, was heard  in the supreme court. In this case  the plaintiff seeks to have set aside  adeed of land he claims under a  tax sale. On the trial the plaintiff  put in a certificate of title which  the Assessment Act and Land Registry of British Columbia make  prima facie evidence of its contents.  In answer the defendant put in a  certificate and claims that it, being  later than the other, cast the burden on the plaintiff of disproving  liei; title. The court below had  ruled against'him. After hearing  counsel, the court stated that they  did not wish to hear further argument as they were all of the  opinion that the appeal should be  dismissed. At that they wished to  record their opinions in writing.  Counsel for the plaintiff said that  the act of relief relied on by the appellant had been repeated before  the sale, and he gave references to  various statutes to establish it.  POLITICS IN GRAND FORKS  SULTAN TRIES A RISKY CAME  The Croton Darn Strike.  Croton , Landtstg, New York,  April IS.���This was a day of bustle'  at the new camp in the Croton valley. The military force was increased by six companies of the 7th  regiment. The strikeis are satisfied and say that their resumption  of work today was only a make-  believe, and claim that they still  hold a tiump card iu the fact that  the contractors would be unable to  procure laborers to take the place  of the strikers.  'Serious Trouble in Kumassie.  Accra, Gold Coast Colony, West  "Africa, April 13.��� News  has been  received   here   that    Kumassie   ia  closely invested, and that the situation     will     become   exceedingly   Looking-for Timber-Limits.   Kaslo, April IS���[Special to The  Tribune].���Some big American capi  talists are looking for new timber  ground in which to operate, and  have sent out timber surveyors to  look over the Kaslo & Slocan railway land. A party including H. E.  Salsieh, Hartlaud, Wisconsin; Fred  Benjamin and B. Sweet, Milwaukee; T. S. Cannon of Merrill and D.  S. Judson of St. Paul went up  Kootenay lake to the timber limits  tonight.       -    A Quiet Day. t  Di'wjn, April 18.--The queen  enjoyed a comparatively quiet day,  the only public function in which  she took part being the reception  of a number of addresses at the  vice regal lodge from the sheriffs  and mayor of Dublin and Cork and  various Irish counties. Later, her  majesty took a two hours' drive.  Protecting Christians.  Pekin, April 18.���The government has issued an edict directing  all viceroys and governors to warn  armed organizations that they  must refrain from acts of hostility  towards native Christians. These  officials are also instructed to punish  severely any infractions of the  order.          To Intercept Carrington.  London. April 18.���The Lorenzo  Marquez correspondent of the Daily  Mail,telegraphing Weduesday, says:  "Two hundred and fifty Boers  started today from Watervale,  marching through tho Zoutpansberg  district to intercept general Car-  rington's force.*'  NEW HAWAII GOVERNMENT  Gets a Delegate.  .Washington,* April 18,���After  extended meetings of the conferees,  unanimous agreement was reported  today by the house and senate conferees on the Hawaiian government  bill. The senate conferees yielded  to the house measure, which passed  as a substitute for the senate bill as  a whole, although a number of  amendments were made. In the  main the form of government as"  finally determined upon is that provided by the house.  The chief amendments are providing a district court instead of  the federal court,' organized under  general laws, and the striking out  the house provision' providing for  one year the time the coasting  shipping laws of Hawaii. The prohibition of saloons in Hawaii as  provided by the house is retained  in a modified form, in effect leaving  the matter to local option. The  house provision as to the land laws  are retained, including the amendment- of representative "Newlands  of Nevada, restricting the amount  of land to be held by a corporation  to 1000 acres.  The bill establishes a complete  form of government for the islands,  with a governor and other executive officers, a legislature of two  branches and a judicial branch,  consisting of a supreme, the circuit  courts and inferior courts.  The bill provides that Hawaii  shall be represented in congress by  a delegate who shall have a seat in  the house of representatives, with  a right to debate but not a vote.  The delegate* to congress is to be  chosen at an election of the people.  There is no tariff provision in the  bill, as the tariff laws of the United  States are extended over the islands, a nd the territory of Hawaii  is specifically made a "customs district" of the United States," with  ports of entry at Honolulu, Hilo,  Mahukona; and Kahabul.  As to the crown lands which  have been a source of some controversy, it is provided: "That  the portion of the public domain  heretofore known as crown lauds  is hereby declared to have been, on  August 12th, 1898, and prior thereto, the property of the Hawaiian  government, aud to be free and  clear from any trust of or concerning the same, and from all claim of  any nature whatsoever, upon the  rents, issues and profits thereof."  Picking Up a Coasting Steamer.  Victoria, .April 17.���Telegraphic  advices from Alberni are that the  coasting steamer Clayoquot was  picked up by the Willapa with a  broken shaf c and leaking, there be-  Will Not Keep Faith.  Washington, April 18.���There is  no longer any question   that the  diplomatic   relations   between the  United States and Turkey, are in a  critical state,  growing out of the  sultan's bad. faith.   He promised to  pay the indemnity claims of the  American missionaries^ for the destruction of eight buildings of the  Euphrates colleges at Harpoot aud  several buildings belonging  to the  American  missionaries   at Marash  during the Armenian massacres of  1895.     Mr.   Strauss,   the    United  States   minister to  Turkey, is at  present in   the United States on  leave of absence.. He lias'already  announced his resignation, but the  president, regarding the services of  Mr.  Strauss as indispensable, indefinitely extended 'his leave", subject  to the call of the'secretary of state,  whenever circumstances may necessitate his return.: A  Diplomacy appears to have exhausted itself at' Constantinople.  The sultan promised to pay the indemnity claims, amounting to some  $90,000, which promise was again  renewed prior' tp ' Mr. Strauss' departure, and although sixteen  months have elapsed since the promise was first made, that-promise  still remains unfulfilled. What ac-  tion the government will now take  to enforce the sultan's promise is  not definitely known, but as the  situation is critical, it may result  in secretary Hay sending the Turkish minister at Washington his  passports. Tho question involved  between the two countries is no  longer one resting upon 'disputed  points of- international law, but  upon the sultan's broken faith.  This is not' his only promise, he  having stated to our minister that  he would give his permit for the  reconstruction of the American col-i  lege and school buildings, but up to  the present the official permit, upon  one excuse and another, has been  withheld.  - When Dr. Angell resigned in  3898 the relations between the two  countries Avere critical by reason of  the inaction of tho Turkish government and its refusal to entertain  the indemnity claims, Mr, Strauss,  by reason of his successful previous  mission and hia past experience,  was summoned by the president to  take up the mission as best qualified to adjust the pending question  in a manner satisfactory to' both  countries. Shortly after his arrival at Constantinople in September, 189S, several matters yielded  to negotiation. He then addressed  himself to the main questions, the  compensation for missionary  buildings destroyed and  for pro-  and  perty looted and the permit for their  rebuilding. The Turkish government, shoitly before the departure  of Dr. Angell, sent a reply denying  all liability for the building and  property destroyed. A similar reply was sent to the ambassadors of  England, France and Italy, having  like claims. Mr. Strauss took up  the question anew, basing his argument upon the well recognized principles of international law, with the  result that at an audience with the  sultan on December 8th, 1898, the  sultan promised to pay the claims.  The claims were examined with  great care and scrutiny, based upon'  the principle of indemnity for the  actual value of the property destroyed. The sultan also stated  that he had given permission for  the reconstruction of the destroyed  buildings. Neither of these promises he kept. During the continuation of Strauss' leave of absence the delegation is in charge of  captain Lloyd G. Griscom, secretary  of legation, who is fully conversant  with the business.  London, April 19.-The Vienna  correspondent of the Times says :  "By further resistance to the claims  of the United States the sultan will  expose himself to grave consequences which he probably had not  foreseen. The United Statfs government is not accustomed to indulge in empty tin eats and foolishness. If the sultan for a moment  supposes that he would find protection fiom any European powers,  let him remember 'Spain.' "  No Party Lines Wanted.  Grand Forks, April 18.���The  first gun of the campaign in the  Rossland riding was fired here this  evening when au-enthusiastie meeting was held in the opera house  under the auspices of the local  Liberal - Conservative Association,  which adopted a resolution endorsing without distinction of party  the candidature of Hon. C. H. Mackintosh. A noteworthy feature  was the attendance of many- prominent Liberals. H. S. Cayley,  who presided, paid a high tribute  to the worth of the Conservative  candidate. Among those on the  platform were Dr. Bowes, Alexander  Sharpe, mayor A. S. Goodeve, D. B.  Bogle, Rossland, Dr. Hoyes, Trail,  Mr. Tebo," Eholt, Jeff Davis,. J. W.  McLaughlin and George Fraser,  Grand Forks.  Dr. Bowes, the first speaker, reviewed the: steps taken by the Ross-  laud Conservatives to hold" a convention that, irrespective of party,  would select a suitable candidate.  Mackintosh, he pointed out, while  accepting, had disclaimed any intention of conducting the campaign  on party lines. Dr. Bowes said the  record of the Semlin government  was one of unfulfilled'pledges and  broken promises before proceeding  to discuss the character and career  of the Hon. Joseph Martin.  Continuing, he liredicted that the  defeat of the present administration  meant the termination of the present intolerable state of affairs and  the dawn of a new era of prosperity. Amidst applause, after  briefly referring to the eight hour  law and the successful operations  of the contract system in Rossland,  the speaker eulogized the honorable  Mr. Mackintosh. He regretted the  absence of the candidate, who had  been called east with the object of  raising capital for investment in  the Boundary district. Mayor  Goodeve of Rossland-fqllowed. He  declared 'that the failure of individual government "justified tiie  adoption of party government with  won .the 18 hole match against  Campbell, the Brooklyn county  club professional,. and Clifton. B.  Meyer, the Wollaston amateur.  The latter's work beiug the best in  the opposition play. The weather  conditions were not agreeable, yet  Varden outclassed any player seen  here.  AN EARL COMMITS BIGAMY  certain limitations. The men required in political life in the province at this critical juncture were  men of probity and pi inciple ; not  individuals animated with no other  motive than self' interest. He  characterized the Hon. Mr. Martin  as a destructive politician, whose  ^bungling laws had brought the  province to its present plight.  Where order and prosperity once  reigned there npw existed un-  eertaiutly and depies=:ion; He criticized the Martin platform declaring  that $30,000,000 would be insufficient to carry it out. The railway policy adopted by the premier  also" received ' a sweeping * condemnation.  Grand Forks, April 18,���At a  meeting of the Grand Forks Liberal Association, held last evening  a resolution was adopted condemu-  ing the Hon, Joseph Martin, and  confirming a former resolution declaring against party lines in the  coming provincial campaign. It  was decided to support the candidature of the Hon. Smith-Curtis  provided he resigned from the  Martin government, and agreed to  run as an independent candidate.  L. P. Eckstein, the president, was  instructed to endeavor to have the  forthcoming convention of the Liberals of Rossland rifling held at  Grand Forks.  Delay Criticized.  London, April 19,���Spencer Wilkinson in the Morning Post criticizes the delay in the British offensive operations"causcd by the Boor  raids in the southern part of the  Free State-nnd the necessity of relieving Wepener. He regards the  raids as designed to racommander  the surrendered Free Staters and  adds: "Tlie^e Boer measures can  only be effectively stopped by defeating and destroying the Boer  army in the field. Delay in offensive operations is an a rule equivalent to a victory for the defenders, and the present general halt  has lasted a long time."  The English Golf Champion.  Boston, April 18.- -Harry Varden,  the British golf champion, showed  the best among the Boston players  how to play the ancient game today, in two contests against best  ball on the link's of the Wollcston  club in Quineey. Tn the forenoon  Varden defeated the best ball of  Robeit Stronncr and A. II. Fenn,  both professionals, by three up and  two to play.    Later in  the day lie  Marries Mollis Cook.  Reno, Nevada/April 18.���A marriage license was issued -to   John  Francis Stanley Russell and Mollie  Cook in this city on Saturday, April  14th.     They stopped at the Riverside hotel Saturday night, and were  married on Sunday by judge  Benjamin Curter.    They left Sunday  night.for the cast, tlieir destination  being unknown.    Mollie Cook's son,  who is 23 years  of age,  was with  the couple.    They came from Glen-  brook,   Nevada,   a   small   summer  resort on the shores of lake Tahoe.  London, April   18.���The   cabled  announcement of the wedding of  the earl of Russel to Mollie Cook at  Reno, Nevada, April 15th, created  a sensation here today,  as it appears that earl  Russell is  still  legally married to the first countess  of Russell, who is now performing  at the Tivoli music hall.    The marital   trouble  of   the Russells  commenced in the courts in  1891, when  the countess, who is  a daughter of  the well known lady Seott, applied  for a separation on  the -ground of  cruelty, which was refused;   Four  years later the defendant nobleman  was granted a judicial  separation.  The litigation was ended, however,  by the   court cof appeal   refusing  both parties.  When the   countess   of   Russell  was seen this afternoon on the subject she was almost prostrated, and  was arranging to postpone her appearance on  the boards this evening.   Lady Scott, who was recently  im prisoned for libel, -was. with^ .her  "Slaughter, who said she had placed  'the   matter" in  the   hands  of her  solicitors.  Gigantic Frauds.  Vienna, April 18.���Two Russian  admirals and forty-two other Russian nkval oflicers of high rank are  reported to have been arrested at  Sebastopol, owing to irregularities  in the construction department and  to the embezzling of millions. All  ships iu the Black Sea have been  ordered to Sebastopol for inspection. To this movement is attributable the leceut rumor of Russian  naval mobilization in the Black  Sea.  Would Secure a Retreat.  London, April 19.���The Morning  Post has the following from Bloemfontein, dated Tuesday: "In view  of the advisability of a retreat  through Swaziland, emissaries of  the Boers are now endeavoring to  Xmrcha.se -secret- information- concerning caverns in the Greystone  country which are only known to  the natives, with the object of  accumulating provisions and ammunition."  Kiao Chou is Quiet.  Bkkm.v, April 18.���According to  advices from Kiao Chou, province  of Shan Tung, the German officials  there have succeeded in obtaining  guarantees from the new governor-  general of Shan Tung against native riots and native interference  during railroad construction. It is  also asserted that everything there  is quiet now.  Fire in New York.  Nkw York, April 18.���Fire today  caused a loss of $73,000 in the big  mattress factory of C. II. Rogers ��fc  Co. The fire was discovered in the  cellar. Thirty girls on thcaipper  floor were got out unhurt.  Price of Steel Bars  PiTrSiirno,   April   18.  learned today that at a  the Bar Mill Association  last Friday the price of  was eut from 2\  cents.  Cut.  ��� It was  meeting of  held here  steel bars  cents a pound to 2  Brooklyn Refineries Open.  Nkw York, April 18.���The main  office of the American Sugar Refining Company, confirms the statement that the Brooklyn refineries  have reopened to operate on full  time.    Royalties Visit England,  London, April   19.���King   Oscar  and queen of Sweden and Norway,  have arrived in London.  HE SUICIDED ON THE TRACK  Found Near Northport.  About 11 o'clock Tuesday morning Otis Baird, who was returning  from a fishing trip to Little Dalles,  found the body of A. G. Nelson on  the Spokane Falls & Northern track  about a mile below Northport. Mr.  Baird was on a railroad speeder  and had great difficulty in stopping  the machine in time to keep from  running over the corpse which lay  across both rails at a curve. '    -  Justice Phillips and city marshal  Dietrich removed the body to the -  city jail and wired for coroner Ballard from Colville.  A 38-calibre revolver loaded, except in one chamber, was found  near the body. From the appearance of deceased he had evidently  put the muzzle of the gun in his  mouth and pulled the trigger. The  shot must have caused almost in- -  stant death. The dead man pur- ,  chased cartridges in the Northpoit  Trading Company's store this morning.  Deceased was about 5 feet 10  inches in height and weighed 165  pounds. He had sandy hair and  mustache and was quite well  dressed.  A memorandum found in his:  pocket told that his name was A".,  G. Nelson and he had beeu working"  in Rossland, He leaves all his  property, after funeral expenses  are paid, to his nephew, Axel  Wardman Nelson, of San Francisco.  The dead man's rash action was  evidently prompted by despondency, the result of ill health.  CITY  LOCAL   NEWS.  Provincial     constable      Bulliek,  who is in charge of the Balfour extension, was in  the city jester any.   He states that the line is   ..  very quiet at the present tune, but looks for  Home excitement after the lirht pa)day, which is  tomorrow.  Pound-keeper     MacGregor    still  finds something to k��ep him emplojod.    Ycsfor-  d.iy ho i cleaned ten head of dairy cattle, uhii.li  he-had Kathcred_in ihe daj  befor<",  w i ilo Ui'��  animal-* wcio slra>inK about thehttcj'h.   Itcosfc    v^  tho owner��20 toKet the ecu.s onbof quod.  Rev. II. O, iMcRjio of Quebec was  nt Ihc ITo'el HniMO josU'uku cn lonle lo Nhno-  mitu, when- he i> to t.ifcir c!i,nve of the 1'icbj  turmnchmrh.   Mi, McHae is a son of the pimci-    t  pal of the Moiun i'i c-.bjteii.in college at Quebec,  The provincial health authorities  wncd the local officials testciday (hat the'gencial vat dilution of all residents in the rural div  ti icts of the KootcuA)s ��ould be��� postponed In  view of thw the phjsiclan detailed to carry on  the w oi k v, ill not carry on Uic updei taking.  " A quiet wedding  took place on  Tucsd.sv night al St. fuwoiir'i church, wiirn  Le-.tor \V. AcKley Was iimrpod to JIi��i V, W.  Smith, by (he lector. Ho v. II, 8 Akelmrni. Tho  Kroom is a pimtci on (hcfiUilf of (he Minei and  tiie bride in a popi'J.ir and estimable joung-Uriy,  R. F. Morkill, who has beeu con-  ncctcd wilh tbe West Kootenaj Power & Light  Company for o\ cr a \ car, in the < apncity of electrical engineer, its m the city. lie has sevjted  his connection with the eompanj and is leawiijj  for lMnce Kdw.ird Island. ���,  The telephone   cable   (manufae-  (urecl in thiscitj) and line conslrucled by thot  Ivootcnay hlcctric Supply and Compaii) of Xelson, auiois the lake to $iv-mile pewit, for the Ontario Powder Works, hiih just been tested by Mr.  Hodffu, superintendent; of the Kootenaj Lake  Telephone Company, v�� ho proncninccs it to uork  Ycry huccossfullj.  The annual Easter meeting of  hi Sin loui'h church will he held thK evening at  8 o'clock in the schoolroom. A good .Utendunus  m hoped for and o\peuto'I.    Ah theie i-> lunch -  biihinc-o, to be donojt N eai ncstlv nvpiebtcd. UiuL '  all will nmke n point of beuiK on time.  A Popular Foreman,  A pleasing event occurred at the  Hotel Hume last when William B.  Hudson, who recently resigned the  position of day mine foreman at  the Athabasca mine, was presented  with a magnificent gold watch  with the compliments and heatty  good wishes of the miners employed  at the Athabasca. Dr. Arthur,  mine physician, occupied the chair.  The presentation was made by L.  If. Allison, accountant, and William  Mitchell, mine boss, who voiced tho  kindly sentiments entertained by  the men toward Mr. Hudson. L. P.  Wolfe, C. W. Riley and others spoke  during the evening and Mr. Hudson  replied in felicitous terms. An hour  or two was passed socially befoie  the gathering dispersed.  German Press Opinion.  Berux, April 18.���The Berliner  Tagoblatt in an inspired article  says: " If the Boer peace delegation really expects European interference it will not be spared tho  same disappointment that Al. Thiers  met with on a similar mission."  The semi-official Kolnische correspondent says: "Sn all probability considerable numbers of  Boers will migrate during or after  the war to Gorman Southwest  Africa." _^   More Intervention Rumors.  Paris April 10.���Count Mura-  vieff, the Russian minister of foreign affairs, is going to join emperor Nicholas at Moscow. This is  looked upou as being possibly connected with some idea of intervention in South Africa. 2  THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON" B. 0 THURSDAY,  APRIL 19  1900  *���*  i?~  I?' *  ti" -  ll: i  % ,  i ^<  Iws  M'-i,  Ifv  V  liu ,.i  Ifo   '���  ISM'  K* Si  1*5      t  li'  \f  I��(*V  is*%  IK'  In*'}  %*  $1  I'I  IS*' '  ft  Hi  Is1*'  P  ft'  fc  I'ii?  In  ?  1  li��  We keep tho���largest and best assortment of Ladies' Tailor-made  Suits in tho city, also separate skirts. Prices rock bottom. All-wool  homespun suits finished the same as a twenty-live dollar suit. Our price  while they last is $13.00 ^something better at $15.00; still better at $1S.00;  the best values ever offered at $20 to $23. You have paid $30.00 and  leceive no better qualities. Separate skirts at $2.00 that will surprise  you ; $3.75, $4.00 to $S.00.    Aladc in the latest styles.    Fit perfect.  P. S.    Standard Patterns in stock.  THE NEW DRY GOODS STORE  MADDENBLOCK,  BAKER STREET.  KERR & CO-  mens  CHILDRENS  BOYS  Tailor-Made Clothing  Clothing, Overalls   and   Furnishings.   Every   article  of the finest  quality produced by the best manufacturers.  New Patterns and Colorings,  Latest Styles, Up-to-date in every respect.  A  complete  variety  of Serges, Worsted, Cheviots, Tweeds from  -        which to  make a selection.  '   '    Prices to suit any and every purse.  BROWN   &    CO.   Hall Block, 296 Baker St.  affiliations, business or political,  with auy of the Coast men now  aspiring for party-line leadership.  -They are all reactionists; men who  will, if they gain power, attempt to  undo what has been done.  0  &  ig��  m$   ��  m  w  l All the Latest Designs  ���'.' in  %  #  Wall  er  w  w  m  m  *  We have just received a consignment of Wall  Papers which gives us the largest  stock ever carried in the Kootenays  W  See us for Paper Hanging and Painting  of every description  P. J. Bradley <�� Co.  Sign Painters and Decorators.  Corner of Josephine and Victoria Streets  m  Nelson  J&. Fancy Room" Moulding at 2i cents a foot and upwards, ^  fil;    Prompt attention given to mail orders.    Samples and prices on request y^i.  '���^m  ��� ^���"S  Splendid  Offering  We're winning heaps of glory in the Blouse  section these days, and are making staunch  friends among careful shoppers. We want  to increase the good will that exists by  giving a few seasonable offerings in Blouses.  These represent lines we can do without.  That's why we make  the prices so little.  Fighting at Cagayon.  Manila, April IS.���Twelve hundred Tagalos attacked Case's battalion headquarters of the Fortieth  regiment at Cagayon, island of Min-  dinao, on the 7th. The Americans  had 15 casualties, while of the  attacking force 50 were killed and  30 wounded or taken prisoners.  The enemy, numbering 150 riflemen, the remainder being bolomen,  archers and mounted spearmen,  swooped down iu a howling mass  at daylight, surprising and killing  three of the sentries. They swarmed  through the streets in small parties,  some bearing scaling ladders by  .means of which they attempted to  enter the houses. The Americans  tumbled out of the barracks aud  formed in the plazas and companies  began sweeping the town. The  subsequent street lighting lasted  twenty minutes. Twelve of ^he  Americans are now on board the  hospital ship Relief. The enemy  withdrew to the mountains in  great confusion. '  Madame Melba to Marry.  New York, April 18.���A dispatch to the Journal and Advertiser  from Paris says : "Mine. Melba is  here and admitted to the Journal  correspondent that she will marry  Haddon Chambers, the Australian  playwright, Avithin the next two,  weeks." Replying to questions, she  said: "My divorce from Mr. Armstrong delights me. I am immensely relieved. It is what I have  longed for. I have never had any  time to live in those awful Dakota  and Texas places. Now all is done.  As for me, I will'soon marry Haddon Chambers. I never thought of  marrying Herr Joachim. Why, he  is eighty."  Will Start Up Again.  New York, April 18.���A dispatch from Chicago to Wall Street  News Agency was received today  stating that in all probability the  mills of the American Steel & Wire  Company, now shut down,"would  resume operations on Monday. The  telegram quoted president Lambert  as saying that the plant had been  working day and night on overdue  contracts, and has simply reached  a point where the stocks began to  pile up in excess of the demand.  Starvation in Jamaica.'  Kingston, Jamaica, April 19.���It  is announced here in the local press  that in consequence of the failure of  the banana crop iu the parish of St,  Thomas, wide spread and acute suffering exists iu that place, and a  number of deaths from starvation  have occurred.  far.'m< ^* ��� ^ "S*^ >->. �����K^ >^ '^^ ^ '^^ >��. -^^ >��, .^5^ ^ .^i $5^  Hf  iti  iti  iti  iti  36   Baker   Street  iti  iti  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 and replenishing new for old.  We will offer special reduction in this department for the next ten days.  \\f  Xti  Xti  xti  Xti  xti  Xti  xti  Xti  Xti  Xti  Xti  Xti  Xti  Xti  Xti  Tapestry Carpet from  Brussels Carpet from    .  Axminster-Carpet from  English Wilton from  Ingrain Carpet from   .  50c up  $1.20 up  $1.25 up  $1.50 up  .    50c up  Floor Oilcloth from    .  Window Shades from    .  Curtain Poles from  Lace Curtains from  Art Rugs and Squares at  all  25c  40c  40c  75c  up  up  up  up  prices  All Carpets sewed and laid free of charge  xti  xti  xti  Xti  xti  xti  xti  Xti  xti  xti  iti  xti  its  m  w.  m  .C2.(=3.C=3.(S.C.  .&.&.p=>.c=>.  m  m  m  #  wu  We have sbld 75 per cent of all the  Portland Cement  Fipe Brick and  Pipe Clay  Used in Kootenay.  We also handle  Steel Mining Rails,  Blacksmith's Goal, Sewer Pipe, Etc.  H. J. EVANS & CO.  NELSON, B. C.   -  fieison Saw &  i'e2'c3-cS>'g=3't=3't=3-e=>-c=i-c=}  M  HUDSON'S BAY  COMPANY,  2 dozen Print Blouses in stripes of blue, black, pink, heliotrope.  This season's make, and all fast colors. Special to clear, 50c  2   dozen   Print   Blouses, fancy stripes, fast  colors,  latest styles.  Special to clear, 75c                         -   -  5 dozen  Percale Blouses, pique yokes, striped or fancy patterns.   Special to clear.-IS1.25        Martin O'Reilly & Co.  Houston Block; Baker Street.  Emroit Lowehy of the New Denver Ledge, who is in JVelsou, states  that peace Is bringing prosperity to  tho Slogan. This can be the only  result. Jiut what will be the result  if tho reactionary element succeed  at the polls in June. The conflict  between tho inen who work for  witgerf ancl tho men wlio pay the  wages will recommence ancl will be  continued until one or the other is  beaten. Let well enough alone.  Let us havc Peace and Prosperity,  What   a   sorry    spectacle   the  would-be     leaders   of   * the    Conservative   party   are   making   of  thcinseJved.     Sir  Charles   Hibbert  Tupper one day favors party lines;  the iiexfc day is opposed  to  party  lines; and  the next day docs  not  know where he is at.    Charles Wilson, Q, C, one day stands flatly on  the New Westminster platform and  writes; letters saying that he will  stand or fall on  that platform; a  month   afterwards   he   repudiates  one of the main planks of tho platform;  and  before  election  day lie  will not know if he is even a follower of the grand old Conservative  party. Tupper and Wilson are no  longer leaders ; they are wobblers.  ��� Charlks Wilson-, lawyer, of Vancouver, the would-be leader of the  Conservative1 party, is a reactionist.  He would repealthe eight-hour law  and bring about another conflict  between labor and capital in the  one section that has made the province what it is today. The people  of the mining districts will do well  to let seA-orely alone the party candidates of the Liberals and Conservatives. They are all tarred  with the same stick. They aro all  mere agents for corporations ancl  none of them have any use for any  person except the employer of labor.  Garden  Seeds  Canada Drug & Book Go.  ��� ��� ��� i-  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  Tub mining industry does not  owe the Coast politicians anything.  No one of them has ever put a cent  of honestly earned money in a mine  in Kootenay, and none of them  ever will. The people of Kootenay,  tlierofore, should not follow their  lead, and they should wot support  at the polls any candidate that has  INCORPORATED f670.  Oimr Leaders  le Ladles9  Kid - Gloves  Garry at- $ias  Beaver at $1.2  CCC at $b,  Canada Drug & Book Go,  NELSON  Kootenay - Coffee - Co.  NELSON, B. O.  Coffee roasters and dealers In Tea and Coffee.  Olfor fresh roosted coffee of bssb quality as  follows:  Java and Arabian Maoha, per pound......$  40  Java and Mocha Blond, 3 pounds.  I 00  Fine Santos,4 pounds  100  Santoti Blend. 6 pounds......  1 00  Our Special Blend, 6 pounds....  1 00  Our Rio Roast, $ pounds  I 00  A trial order solicited. Salesroom 2 doors east  of Oddfellows block, West Uakor street  k"^"ashoroft  BLACKSMITHING  AND EXPERT  HORSESHOEING  Wagon repairing promptly attended to by a  flwt-ciasg wheelwright.  Special attention riven to all kinds of rapair-  irg and onstom work bom outside potato.  shop:  Hall St.. between Baker and Vornon  ���   -      genuine;  E. J. Robie  FASHIONABLE  TAILOB  Workmanship and  quality of goods t\\e  best obtainable  Opposite Silver King Hotel, Baker street, Nolson  -   CLEANING  AND  REPAIRING  Fine Tailoring  YOUR OWN GOODS MADE UP  OLD CLOTHES MADE GOOD AS NEW  ARTHUR GEE  Opposite Clarke Hotel.   MERCHANT TAILOR  I  Are prepared to furnish by rail, barge or teams  Dimension Lumber, Rough and Dressed  Lumber, Local and Coast Ceiling, Local and  Coast Flooring, Double Dressed Coast Cedar,  Rustic, Shiplap, Stepping, Door Jambs, Pine  and Cedar Casings, Window Stiles, Turned,  Work, Band-sawing, Brackets, Newel Posts,  Turned Veranda Posts, Store Fronts, Doors,  Windows and Glass.  -   Get prices before purchasing elsewhere >  Office Corner Ijjall aqd Front Streets  Factory Hall Street Crossing C. P. R. Track  Mills Hall Street Wharf  ���^p'0-0-0.0.0-0^^fr^.^,r^        ^^^^^^^^^^j-jj^^k-  4W     nnnxxTTj ' )$V  m  m  TOWN  OF  PROCTER  m  m  Cannot be beaten  The best values that money can  buy.  as  TELKPHONB 13  NOTICE.  Notice whereby tfnen tli;i( I in I end In apply nt  tho (lr��l iionrd of Jyiccn^el'oiiiiiiissuiimrH foi Urt��  City of Xelson lie Iti thiil.i 'day-, lifter ilu> iluw  lipioof, forlc'ttc (u transfer (lit- Iici'iim- now hcl<l  by mi' for a ���-.iloon liunwi iis the A Urn ha sea  saloon, situate on the -oullicnsi oomrrof linker  ���md ICootcn.i\ stieets, XeNoii, i5. (.'., liefiiKon lul  !, block 12, in Nelson .ifores.uil, to I'litiielc J.  KiinHclJ, in trust for lire AtluibaMcn Hold Company, Limited.  witness, p. li. W'njjfiN.       .Lis. NiiEkA.ms.  Itoted thin mil day of April, I'M).  J. T. FIFE'  P. O. Box 660  & CO.  NELSON  CUT PRICES IS THE  ORDJER OP THE DAY  r And I want to be in it. I have just received  Fall samples of Suitings and Overcoatings, representing a $30,000 stock to choose from made to  your ordor at prices never before heard of in Nelson.  All the latest fads in Fancy TeBtingB for  Fall and winter,  Ladies* tailori  Lowest prices,  Ladies* tailoring in all its branches a specialty.  Koonis 1 and 11, Hillyer block.  STEVENS, The Tailor  Palace fVJ eat !V|ar^et  Headquarters  for ali kinds of  Fresh and Cured Meats.  A feature will bo made of the poultry and  game trade. They will always be ou hand during thoir season.  J8 L.  PORTER, Prop*  109 Josephino St., between Bakor and Vernon.  Telephone 159.  -A_.   JKHsTSTJE-AjEx  St. JOSEPH'S SCHOOL  NKLSON. D. C.  A boarding and day school conducted by tho  Sisters of St. Joseph of i'cticc. U Is situated ut  tin;corner of Mill and Josophino slicoUin ono of  the bt'hi residential poll ions of Nelson, and in  out-fly accessible from nil purln of tho cily.  TliocoiiiHOOf fttudy JiicltidoH tho fundamental  ��nd higher brunches of thoiotiKh Kniflish education: itiisiitosw course���bookkeeping, HtoiiO(i-  inphranri typewriting. Science coin-no���music;  vornl-iuul iiMtrumcritut, drawing, etc. i'luinar!  und needlework, elc.  For tonus und particulars apply to tho Sister  Superior.  Nelson Easiness College  lias entered upon Its kvlqiu! ��n>iir[c'r with en-  linked accommodation and IiKkmimjI facilitios  fot jiicmmsinK Hit) jtitmi'Mts of student*.  NikIiI classes Monday, WcilncMliiy, ftnil Krlil.iy  of ouch week. KoKMuroiuly. Koum 7, Victoiia  ! Stock, Josephine uitcu!.  m  fl\  ;!i 20 Miles east of the City of Nelson, and Terminus ii  ������    of the-Nelson-Balfourseetionof ��� L  the Crow's Nest Pass Railway. jL  .  /��  Business and Residential Lots ranging at prices _\  ''    from $76 to $150 each. f*  :!i Terms: One-third cash: balance 6 and 12 months. "-  m 3        ���:  m  't* This townsite is held jointly by the Canadian  Pacific llaiiway 'f'  (f^     - Company and T. G. Procter. ft)  fl Apply to FRANK FLETCHER, Land Agent C. P. R., Nelson, fl  jjp or to T. a. PROCTER, Ba^er Street, fieison.       ,      >||  Head Office at  NELSON, B.  C.  Wholesale and Retail  irs in  s  iii)K and Tinting,  E.sUinates f urnibhed.  Strictly  Residence Mill Street,   fJXf f QAM'  R   f!  OppositoSchool Houi.o   JXiiljOWJNj X>�� V��  W. Starmer Srrsith & Co.  PAPER HANGER, GLAZIER,  PAINTER, ETC.  CHIMNEY SWEEPING  Ofllco Ward Street) Opposite Opera Hon bo  Fruit and Ornamental Trees  HhododcndioiiR, Itoses, Fancy Evergreens,  JTiiKnukis, itulhx, now crop I ested seeds, forbpnnji  lilunlini;. Lui'tfust and most, complete stock in  Wostuni C'uniuln. Cull and make >our selections  or send fur eutafqjfuc. Address at tho nursery  grounds and ({icenhouno,  M. J. HKNRY.  3000 WcBtmlnster Road, VancoMW, B. O.  JVIarkets at Nelson, Rossland, Trail, Kaslo, Ymir, Sandon, Silverton, New  Denver, Revelstoke, Eerguson, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade City, Midway, and Vancouver.  Mail Orders Promptly Forwarded  ienay Jtmtener uo  ALL KINDS OF  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY JN SEASON  Baker Street, Nelson &   ��   JRAVES,   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 TBJBOTTE:  NELSON B.C., THURSDAY, APRIL  19. 1900  BANE OF MONTREAL  CAPITAL, all paid up..$12,000,000  REST     6.000,000  Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal ...President  Hon. Gem-go A. Druinnioiid Vice-President  E. S. Clou.ston General Manager  NELSON BRANCH  Corner Baker and Kootenay Streets.  Branches in London (England) New York,  Chicago, and all the principal cities in Canada.  Buy and sell Sterling Exchange and Cahlo  Transfers.  Grant Commercial and Travelers' Credits,  available in any part of tho world.  Drafts Issued, Collections Mado, Etc.  THE BANK OF  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  NELSON  Is now prepared to issue Drafts and.  Letters of Credit on Skaguay, U. S.,  Atlin, B. 0., and Dawson City, N. W. T.  Savings Bank Branch  CVlUtKXT 1SATK OK INTEREST PAID.  LETTER FROM THE FRONT.  w  The following, letter is from captain Blancliard of Victoria, who  went out as first lieutenant of company A, in the First Canadian Contingent. The letter is to his father,  who lives in Windsor, Nova Scotia,  baptain Blancliard is a brother-in-  law of Rev. Mr. White, of the Baptist church, Nelson. During the  first battle at Paardeburg, captain  Blancliard was detained at Klip  Drift owing to a sprained tendon.  Paardeberg Dhift, Modder  River, South Africa, March 2,1900.���  Dear Father: As I wrote you a short  time ago from Klip Drift on this  river, I have not much more to add.  As I expected our battalion got into  action but I did not think they  would be at ifc so soon.  They left Klip Drift on Saturday  at  5 p.m., and marched about 20  miles forming the rear guard.   They  got to the Drift about six o'clock in  the morning, when they had a cup  of coffee and  a  biscuit.    All   the  troops  have been  on half  rations  since we  left Belmont  and   have  been without shelter except an oc-  casionalbush.    Our boys had only  -been at the drift (ford) about half  an  hour when the order came for  them to fall into attack the enemy's  positidh..   Our men advanced up the  river, but were retired shortly and  then waded across, the river being  up to  their arm-pits.   They went  across in fours with the Gordons,  four of ours and four of the Gordons joining   hands.      The   Boers  were entrenched iu the river bed,  their-place being regular pits that  J would hold throe or four, about dV  ��� feefc deep.    Our men after crossing  formed  up in  column aud moved  around to a position somewhat facing   the river, t extending to   ten  paces under cover 6f a slight rise^iri  the ground about 2000 yards from  tlio Boer  trenches,  the Cormvallsa  and  portion of the Gordons being  wifch  us.    They then advanced to  within 000 yards> away, when  the  order fix bayonets and charge was  given.    Our position was somewhat  at an tingle from the river, A com-  rpany being on tho right aud nearest  the river and  the enemy.   It was  during the charge that most of our  loss occured.   Of the five killed in  my company 4 were from Victoria  and' I from Vancouver.    Of the 9  wounded, 3 were from -Victoria, 2  from Vancouver and  l,frora New  Westminster, captain Arnold and 2  men from Winnipeg.    Captain Arnold died twodayslater. Ourmengot  to within 100 yards of the position  and   laid down   there until dark  when  they were withdrawn   and  other troops took tlieir place dig-  _gitig trenches.   The men had a hard  day, being without food or water,  and did uot dare move hand or foot  hardly, for the lea^t move brought  sheets of lead.    Three or four men  were wounded carrying captain Arnold to the rear on tiie stretcher.  The  next morning   our   battalion  was sent further up the river and  advanced    against    tho     position  again, but ou reaching a rise in the  ground  behind  which they were,  they could go no further as they  found the crest of the hill swept by  one of  their Pom-pom guns   (1st  Maxim   Nordenfelfc.)     They   came  back   into  bivouac that   evening.  The rest of the week was spent in  outpost and in support of the guns  which were shelling the place.    I  rejoined the battalion Sunday morning,   Monday morning A company  was sent across the river to man the  trenches on  that   side covering a  fatigue party of the Buffs digging  there,  the    rest  of   the  battalion  manning the trenches on this side  where they had advanced to.    The  nearest   Boer   trenches   had   been  evacuated.   We were firing at each  other all  day,  the  only people I  could see being about 1900  yards  away and I would occasionally order a volley at them.   I saw one  man fall while watching the effect  of one of my corporal's firing.   At  3 a.m. there was a night attack by  our brigade (the 19th and 9th Division), our battalion having its right  resting on the river, the Gordons,  Shropshires supporting oh our left.  We got to within 200 yards of their  position before a shot was fired and  then  their sentry let go and  our  men laid flat, the next instant there  was the most tremendous fusilade  you could possibly imagine and almost pitch dark.    It was  well for  our/men that they did.not return  the fire at first as  their position  would have been   discovered and  our   loss   tremendous.    At  about  daylight most: of   the   firing had  ceased except occasional shots.   At  0 o'clock I was ordered to take 20  men and occupy   a ruined   stone  house about 400 yards further up  the river.    My instructions-were to  be under cover' of the bushes  on  the    river   bank    and   get   there  without    being   seen    if   possible  and only to retire when the firing  was too hot to stand.    This might  have  been a most dangerous duty  but it turned out that by the time-  we got to our place the white flag  had been hoisted and general Cronje  had surrendered his force unconditionally.    T have one,or two interesting mementos  of  the occasion,  which J hope to be able to carry  back with, me, one is a sort of whip  used as a fly duster, like our gen-  orals sometime'' carry.     I  have   a  Mauser   carbine   with  a   shrapnel  wound in the stock, also the number  plate of one of the Boer Pom-pom  guns which was destroyed by our  artillery aud ^one or   more other  little things.   Lord Roberts made a  speech to our men, congratulating  them' on their  gallantry and said  they   had  materially   assisted in  causing the surrender that morning.    I must stop now as it is getting dark.   I am quite well  and  hearty.   Love to all,    1 remain your  affectionate son,  M. G. Blancuard.  Imperial Bank of Canada  HEAD   OFFICE, TORONTO.  Capital Authorized  Capital Paid up  Rest  $2,500,000  $2,391,863  $1,554,710  D. R. Wilkie, General Manager.,  E. Hay. Inspector.  Nelson Branch���Burns Block, 221 Baker Street,.  J. M. LAY, Manager.  struetion of railroads and telegraphs. This is impossible, as the  Afghans consider such a step would;  mean their ruin. Notwithstanding,  alf these troubles, I have proved for.  the past 21 years the firm ally of  Great Britain. But now, at the  .last, moment,. I- must inform my  powerful ally, the government, of  India, that the present is the time  for deeds and not for talk.  at broadly and  impartially.   The,  Chinese who come here, whatever  class they may belong, to, do. not  come   to   steal   American money;*  they come to work for it.   They  give an equivalent.and do; it honestly.   They are excluded, not because they are bad, but because they  are too good. The chief reason, I suppose, for the agitation against, the  Chinese    coining    to   the   United;  States was because our- workmen,  came here and competed with the  white laborers and worked cheaper..,  Is that a good reason, for excluding  them, and are Americans consistent?"  Why should the Chinese be singled ���  out and excluded when others are  allowed to come and compete?   Of  cou rse, the, Americans people are  free to adopt any restrictive.policy  that they may like, but to be consistent they- ought  to exclude all  classes oflaborers who coine here to  compete with   American  laborers.  But   Chinese laborers  are singled  out because  our government   has  not exercised its privileges of opposing   this   discrimination.     The  Italians and Hungarians who come  here are not better than Chinese  laborers, and it is hard to see why  they should be admitted and;, the  Chinese excluded.  IMPRESSIONS-OF   CHINA.  THE CHINESE VIEW.  The New York Journal of March  28th had the following article auent  J'Things-Americans-iiecd���to-know-  about China:"  Wu Ting Fang, tho envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to the United States from  China, declares that tho Chinese  question has not been studied thoroughly by the American people, lie  says: "A great deal of misapprehension exists in regard to the Chinese, and the subject is not looked  w  us  #  e^  -&'cz;-(=s*  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 and Summer Suitings to fit you  out.'   Don't order before you call and see  m  Headquarters fop Portland Cement, Fipe Bricks,  Fire Clay, American Cumberland Coal [Blacksmiths]  S^ffi^g^|��^   -b. P, mm & CO., Ltd., Victoria  'Al  TregilliiSj. in.   a  letter   from  Singapore,    gives   an    interesting  sketch   of   his impressions   in the  Flowery Kingdom.   He spent a day  or so in Canton, .which is distant 90  miles from.; Hong, Kong.;   He  dis-  cribes-it as a city- with;2,500,000,inhabitants.   The streets were a sight  to behold, varying in width from  five to six. feet.   For this reason  there, was not a vehicle; of any kind  in  the city.    The  only  means "of  locomotion  in the city other than  walking is the sedan chair carried  by   coolies.   It   is not   expensive.  The outfit   consists of   a Chinese  guide and   three, coolies for each  chair.    The guide's wage  for the"  day was $1.50 and that of the coolies  30 cents each.   It will be seen that  in-China men can be secured to talk  any language and act as guides for  less money than a Chinese automaton will perform chores in Nelson.  -    A trip was made to Sha u Chung,  the customs station.     It is   in a  rather mountainous district  with  wide and fertile valleys, and little  villages here and there.    A good  idea is presented of Chinese rural  life.     Two -small steamers   make  daily round ,trips between Sha u  Chung and Hong Kong which are  separate 42   miles.     The   country  roads leading  back from  the sea  coast to the interior are nothing  but   good substantial    trails, and  everything shipped from the station  to Hong Kong is carried hy coolie  women on'bamboo poles.   They get  20 cents a day in loeal currency  equal to about ten cents in Canadian money. The weight of their  loads and the distance they carry  them is remarkable.  _At _Hong_Kong _a visit���was-paid  to the U. S. Cruiser Brooklyn which  was formerly admiral Schley's flagship, and also H, M. S. Victorious,  14,900 tons, and ono of the largest  ships in tbe British" navy. While  in Hong Kong, Tregillus stopped  at the Hong Kong hotel. During  dinner music was furnished by the  full band of a Sikh regiment, which  was stationed there. The most remarkable thing about the hotel was  tho number of waiters. They were  so numerous that ib was found  necessary to number them. The  top-liner noticed by Tregillus was  labelled 100 and it was impossible  to find out how many there were  above him.  From Hong Kong^ Tregillus and  party went to Singapore at which  point they  arrived   on   February  21 st. with a temperature of 85 degrees iu the shade on board ship.'  From Singapore they wrill go to  Colombo and Calcutta.  Church Wantonly Destroyed.  Paris, April 17.���The historic  church of Notre Dame de Vertues  in the village of Aubervilliers on  the outskirts of Paris was entered on Sunday evening by some  vandals who, after pillaging  it, set it on fire. Several  [firemen were badly injured by  burning brands and Abbe Boinard  ���received a slight injury. Three  :men were seen.leaving the church  just after the fire was started.  Immigration to Canada.  - Halifax, Nova Scotia, April 16.  W. T. Preston, Dominion immigration agent at; Liverpool, who arrived: here on< Saturday, before  leaving for Toronto yesterday, said  the number of immigrants coming,  to Canada during the next few  years would surprise everybody.  He said also that tons,of literature  sent over from Canada were never  opened until lord Strathcona's attention was drawn to it.     ��� <,.  Marcus and following Kettle river  to Hall's bridge,- thence up Boulder  creek to Nelson,  utilizing the falls  of Kettle river near Marcus  on the  north  side  of the Columbia river.  It is claimed a water grade  can be  had up these valleys. Who.the-projectors of this road are, or wheu it  is proposed to build it is not known  to the writer.   It is claimed here  that the project is entirely feasible,  and that the falls referred to would  furnish abundant power for such a  road.     Hall's   bridge   is   24  miles  from Marcus; Nelson, Washington,  about 12 miles from Hall's, making  30 miles in all.   Already parties are  trying to secure options on  lots in  Marcus.   With the opening of the.  reservation and mines adjacent to  the   route   outlined,   there   is   no  doubt but the proposed road would  be a paying one.   Some think this  road might follow down the Columbia  river   and   conuect   with   the  steamer line now being, put on the  Columbia river at Kettle Falls.   W.  E.   McCullough   aud    a   party   of  Great Northern surveyors arrived  in town today on the noon train.  AMERICAN  AND-  EUROPEAN  PLANS-  Wholesale  Houses  NELSON  B.C.  MEALS  That Electric Road,  A:; Marcus, dispatch to the Spokesman-Review says: It is rumored  here\ that an electric railroad is  about to be laid to connect the  Great:; Northern 'railway- with--the  Boundary country, Marcus -. being  the -headquarters and Nelson the  northern terminus.. The route is  about as follows:  Commencing at  REAL ESTATE AND  INSURANCE AGENTS  Agents for J. & J. TAYLOR SAFES  Bogustown)   Fairview   Addition.  4 R. SHERWOOD  REAL ESTATE  INSURANCE AND  GENERAL AGENT  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  loc&l and coast.  Flooring  local and coast.  Newel Posts  Stair Rail  Mouldings  ��� Shingles  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  of all kinds.  IV WHAT YOT7 WANT IS NOT IV STOCK  ,   Wffi Willi MAKE ir FOR YOU  CALL AND GET PRICES.  First door west  of Bank of British  Columbia building.  Baker Street  J. A. Sayward  HALL AND LAKE STREETS, -NELSON  Porto Rico Lumber Gd.  (LIMITED)  Charles D. J. Christie  GENERAL BROKER  1 doors west of Dominion Express office  P. O. Box 523.   Phones: Ofllce 147, House 132  FOR RENT  One 3 Room House and one 5-Room House.  FOR, SALE  Throe Lots on Baker btreet.  A Brink Block. ,  Houses und Lots- in all pari? of tjio city.  Loans and insmance promptly attended lo.  J. E. ANNABLE  GENERAL BROKER  Three dwelling1 houses for sale on easy terms.  Ono lot  on   Stanley   sticet,  opposite Royal  hotel, for sale at a baigain.  One seven-roomed house and one tin co-room  house for rout. <���  ^^^__^   '        See ANNABLE  A. R. BARROW, A.M.I.C.E.  PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  Successors to  A. DEWAR & 00.  Rough and  Dressed  Lumber  Shingles  ��� Mouldings   A-1 White Wine Lumber Always in  - We' carry a complete stock of  Coast Flooring, Ceiling, Inside Finish, Turned Work, Sash and Doors.  Special order work will receive  prompt attention.  Corner Victoria and Kootenay Stroeta,  P. O. Box SOT. TELEPHONE NO.  85  MONEY TO LOAN  ON  AT 7 PER CENT,  BUSINESS PROPERTY  Apply G. I* LENNOX, Solicitor, Nelson B. C  MOYIE    LOTS  FOR   SALE.  Lot  Lot  Lot  Lot  Block 1  Block 5  Block 6  Block 7,  Cash. Offer  Fop  All Four  W. F.  ADDRESS  Teetzel,  NelSOn-  Ameer is Displeased.  Lahore, Punjab, April 17.���That  Great Britain's attitude towards  Afghanistan in connection with  Russian designs on Herat does not  meet with approval at Cabul (the  capital of Afghanistan) is proved  by an autograph letter published  with the ameer's consent, in which,  after referring to the various rumors, he adds: "Now, when Afghanistan is overwhelmed on all sides,  the British government does not  seem to take any interest, but enjoys the pride of aloofness and reserve. Whenever 1 have suggested to  check Russia, I have had no response from the government of  India except the suggestion that  Afghanistan might consent to con-  Porto Rico Lumber Go. Ltd.  Contractors end Bnilderi  WILL DO WELL TO  Buy Their Lumber  m  ns  A large stock of flrst-olasa dry material on  hand, also a full line of sash, doors, mouldings,  turned work, etc.  Factory Work a Specialty  Yard:  Foot of Hendryx Btreet, Nelson.  Telephone, 91  n nae,  I     COALI  GREAT REDUCTION  Hard Coal  Anthracite  TELEPHONE  33  <t}Q CR j Crow's Nest  DELIVERED  $6.15  C. W. West & Co.  Lethbridge Gait Goal  Tho best value for tho money in tho maikot  for all purposes.  tkrms cask      W. P. Tikiwkst, General Agenl>  Telephone W.   Office with C. D,J. ChrUtio.  SEALED TENDERS  will bo reached by ilio undoi signed up UlhApnI  20th for driving 1W0O feet of liitmel wtlh air drills  .it tlio Yellow-stone mini?. Spacillccilioni and  particulars cm be obtained at the nunc, near  'i'irK��'yBU.O\VSTOXK JUNKS. LIMITED,  Saliuo, li. C.  NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION.   '  Notice is hereby gi\cn that the paitnership  Iicroiufoii1 OMating between Ihc undersigned as  tcanisters ami freighters under llie Ilrm name of  The Nelnon Ttiuwfei Comiuni nas this day by  mutual consent been dissolved.  All debt.s due to Ihe Mid iii in arc tf be paid to  the undersigned John T. Wilson and Kenneth A.  Forbes, who have assumed and will pay oir all  the liabilities of the.sii-1 ilrm.  Dated at Nelson, ii. <���'., this 21th day of March,  liXK). ALV1.V C. FLBOK.  li. H. Mc-DORMAN.  K. A. r-'oKHKS.  , J. T. WILSON.  Witness. V. K. Wilson. Sohcitoi, NeKon, 11. C.  LAND   NOTICE.  Notice is hciebj gnu) thai after ono month f  will make .tjiplii ation to the Chief Commissioner  of IjUimIs und W'oiUsio purchase forty neics of  land in lhe distiut of West Koolen.iy in the  province of iinlish Columbia, situated on the  east hide of Kootonay lake, between ]<ocMi.uL  and K.ifraiice (reeks as follows Commencing  at a jiosl on the b( aoli mailed "initial Post foiui  baullaw s N. W. COrnei,' I hence southerly along  Iho lake 3) chain", theme easterly '10 < bam*,  (liciicc noilhcrlj   L'O chuns   I hence west oily '3)  chums to the place of beginning,  JOHN  Dated ,it Nel on,  B. C, tins  LAJDLAW.  fid du)  of Apnl,  LAND NOTICE.  NotKC is hen'bv gn on. that nflci erne month I  will make upphtMlion to the Chief Commissioner  of I^itids and WorU-+ to puichas( one bundled  and si\lj .icits ol land in tin- l>Min I of West  ICoolerriv, ni Ihe PioMtii;'! ol British Columbia,  situated on the west side of Kootenaj lake, on  Uouldor i reek, about I wo miles sum li of Hulfoui  Cniiiiueiicingal Initial I'ost inarkt d "John Murk,  N: K. Coiner,' thejae wls| sjsij-rotit < hams,  Uieiicc south Iwentj li\e chains, (heme cast  si\l\-foin chums, |hence noiUi twentj'"vet hams  totboImlbillW. johkhuUK.  Dated at NeUon I his 7th day Of April, l!*K>.  25  CENTS  ROOMS LIGHTED BY ELECTRICITY-  AND HEATED BY STEAM  25 CENTS TO tl  321 to 331 Baker Street, Nelson.  QUEEN'S HflTEL  BAKER STREET. NELSON.  Lighted by Electricity and Heated with Hot Air.  Large comfortable bedrooms and  flrst-clasa  dining-room. Sample rooms for commercial men.  RATES $2 PER DAY  Aljrs. E. C. Clarke, Prop.  LATE OK TIIE ROYAL HOTEL, CALOARV  Waverly Hotel  This popular hotel which is now. being,  enlarged and renovated, will bo reopened  on March 1st, when it will have 40 large,  nicely furnished and well lighted roomi,  heated with hot air. Special attention  will be given to the dining.room.  RATES REASONABLE.  C. A. PROSSER, MANAGER  A Big Schooner  OF BEER OR'  HALF-AND-HALF  AL"V^V.YS  FRESH  10c  ALWAYS  COOL  Tho best glass of beer to bo had in Nelson is at  THE CLUB HOTEL  Corner Silica and  Stanley Streets.  Ii/|adden House  E. J. CURRAN, Prop.  Baker and Ward  Streets, Nelson  Tbe only hotel in Nelson that has remained  under one management since 1890.  The bod-rooms are well furnished and lighted  by eiectrieity.  The bar is always stocked by the best dom s-  tio and imported IlquorH and cigars.  THOMAS MADDEN, Proprietor.  B, C. HOTEL   erie. b. o.  Firat-class in every respect, Choicest! wines,  liquort and cigars Every comfort for transient  and resident gucits.  HEADQUARTERS FOR UNION MEN.  JOSEPH CAMPBELL. Proprietor.  rijeHtedal 1fbt\te$wA  Vernon Street, Nelson.  SMOKE"  ROYAL SEAL  AND  KOOTENAY BELLE  CIGARS  NELSON, BRITISH COLUMBIA  R. REISTEHER & CO*  BRKWKRS AND BOTTLERS OV  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  Fronrpt and regular  delivery Lo the trade  Brewery ai Melson  elson   Wine   Co.  CHOICE WINES AND LIQUORS  Special attention given lo family trade  Telephone OS FRANK   fl,   TAMBLYH  MANAOKK  fiiho  linker btreet,  Nelhon. JJ. C.  SAWMILL   FOB   SALE.  The wwiiillund plant lately owned bj Joseph  T. Roberts, nt lt}k'ort\ Landing, and consisting  ���of it 30-hoi-c i.owei boiler, engine, uritlltli &  Wedge top rig sawmill, edgcr, planer, beUmg,  ��tc., etc., will be wold where they now stand.  Annlv to  TAYLOR & HANMNGTGN. Solicitors.  CRATED AND MINERAL WATERS.  rpHORPE & CO., LIMITED.-Corner Vernon  -*��� and Cedar streets, Nelson, manufacturers  of and wholesale dealern in (eratcd waters and  fruit syrups. Sole agents for Halcyon Spiings  mineral water.   Telophono GO.  ASSAYERS'   SUPPLIES.  WF. TEETZEL & CO.-Corner Baker and  ��� Josephino streets. Nelson, wholesale dealers in asiayers supplies. Agents for Denver  Fire Clay Co. of Denver, Colorado.  CIGARS.  KOOTENAY CIGAR MANUFACTURING  CO.���Corner Baker and Hall streets. Nelson, manufacturers of "Royal Seal" and "Kootenay Bolle" brands of cigars.  COAL.  CROW'S NEST PASS COAL COMPANY.-  Wholesale dealers in coal and coko. Charles  St. Barbe, Agent, Baker street. Nelson.  COMMISSION MERCHANTS.  TT J. EVANS & CO.���Baker street. Nelson,  ���*-*������ wholesale dealers in liquors, cigars,  cement. Are brick and Are clay, water pipe and  steel rails, and general commission merchants.  ELECTRICAL   SUPPLIES.  KOOTENAY ELECTRIC SUPPLY & CON-  , STRUCTION COMPANY���Wholcs4lede.il-  ors in telephones, annunciators, bells, batteries,  Uxturcsretc, Houston block. Nelson.  FLOOR AND FEED.  BRACKMAN & KER MILLING COMPANY  LTD.���Front: street, Nelson, wholesale dealers in flour, oatmeal, eto., and hay and grain.  Mills at Edmonton, Victoria, and New Westminster.  TAYLOR   FEED &   I'RODUCE   CO.-Baker0  street.   Nelson   (Hoorge   V.   Motion's old  stand).   Flour, Feed, Grain, Hay and Produce.  CarJ lots a specialty.   Correspondence solicited.  Phono 26.  FRESH AND,SALT MEATS.  P    BURNS &   CO Baker   street,   Nelson,  ���   wholesale dealers in fresh and cured meats.  Cold storage.             '  GROCERIES.  A MACDONALD & CO.-Corner Front and  ���'��� Hall streets, wholesale grocers and  jobbers in blankets, gloves, mitts, boots, rubbers,  mackinaws and.miners' sundries.         KOOTENAY SUPPLY  COMPANY,   LIMI-  .: TED���Vernon .street, Nelson,   wholesale  grocers.^ ������������ '    rOHN CHOLDITCH & CO.  1    son,, wholesalo grocers.  -Front street, Nel-  PR. STEWART & CO.���Warehouses on C. P.  ���   R. track, foot of Stanley street.  Nelson,  wholesale dealers in provisions, produce  ana  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.���Corner Bakorand Josephine  ��� streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers in hardware and mining supplies.' Agents for Giant  Powder Co.    LAWRENCE HARDWARE COMPANY���  Baker.St., Nelson, wholesale dealers in  hardware and mining supplies, and wuter and  plumbers' supplies.   VANCOUVER HARDWARE COMPANY,  LIMITED���Baker street. Nelson, wholesale  dealers jn hardware and mining supplies plumbers and tinsmiths' supplies. .Agiiiits Ontaiio  Workg. _,_  LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  rpURNER, BEKTON & CO.���Comer Vemon  ���*��� and Josephine streets, Nelson, whole^ile  dealerR in liquors, cigars and dij guuds. Agents  for Pabst Brewing Co. of Milwaukee and Cal-  gary Bi ewing Co. of Calgary.   PAINTS   AND   OrLS."     ,  NKLSON HARDWARE COMPANY-Baker  btieer���Wholesale dealers in paints, oils,  and brnbhes of ali kinds. Largest stock in  Kootenay.   POWDER, CAPS AND FUSE.  'AMILTON POWDER COMPANY-Baker  street, Nelson, mannfactureis of dynamite,  sportinjf, stump.ng and black blasting powders,  wholesale dealers in caps and fuse, and clectno  blasting apparatus.   SASH AND DOORS. "  NELSON SAW AND PLANING. MILLS,  LIMITED���Corner Front and Hall sticets,  Nelson, manufacturers of and wholesalo dealers  m sash and doors, all kinds of fuetorj work mode  to order.   , TENTS   AND   AWNINGS.  -NTELSGN TENT AND AWNING FACTORY���  JL~ Baker street. Nelson. M.uvufactut ers, of all  kinds of touts, awnings and canvas goods.  P. O. Box 7d    Theo 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.  ARCHITECTS.  THWART Sc CARRIE���Architects. Rooms T  ���*-���   and fi Aberdeen blocl', Bakef strpob. Nel��u>���  H.J  G  ENGINEERS.  HARLES PARKFR���Mining and milling engineer    West Baker stieet. Nelson.  A  FRATERNAL   SOCIETIES,  NELSON LODGE. NO. 23, A. K. & A. M.  Moots second Wodnesda} in each month.  Sojourning brethren invited.  KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS- Ntlson Lodge. No,  23, Knights of Pythias, merits in I. O. O. F.  Hall, corner Baker and Kootenay streets, every  Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock. Visiting KnighU  cordially Invltwi to attend, R, G. Joj. K, of It.  fcS. J_eonindjfcotU O^C., ^  __  XTELSON L. O. L., No. 1692, meets in I. O. O. F.  J-��� Hall, cornor Baker and Kootenay streets,  1st and 3rd Friday of each month. VlMting  hrothcrn cordially invited, K Robinson, W. M.  W. Crawfoid._Iteconliiii��_SS��:jMij��ir\, i   N""ELSON /ERIE, Number 22, Fraternal Order  of Kagles, meets c\ory bccoild and fourth  Wednesday Inoooh month in Fraternity H*ll.  Visiting brethren' welcome. AV. Gosnell, President.   Charles- Prosser, Secretary.  Nf  ' TRADES UNIONS.  ELSON MINERS' UNION NO. DC. W. F. of  M.���Meets in miners' union rooms, northeast corner Victoria and Kootenay .streets', ovory  Saturday evening at 8 o'clock. Visiting mem-,  bers welcome. M. It. Mow-all, Pretideut. Jannw  Wilkes. Secretary.   -     ���   NELSON PA1NTKIW UNION-The regular  meeting of the Painters' Union i~ hold  every Wednesday evening al 7.S), in the Paiii-  ter��' Union hail, behind iho Clarke hotel. I. 0.  febatbo, president.   Alfred Turner, --ecretaiy.  TRADES AND LABOR COUNCIL.-Tbc regular meetings of tho NeHoii Trades and Labor  Council will be held in the miners' union hall,  corner of Victoria and Kootenay streets, on tho  fir���t and third Thur-day of each month, at  7.30 p. m. G. J. Thorpe, President. J. H. MiUlic-  son. .Secretary.    THE regular meetings of the Carpentor-.' Union  aro held on   Wednesday evening of each.  week, at 7 o'clock, in the Miners' Union hiili cornor Victoria and  Kootenay street.*.   U.   Routu- -  son. President.   James Colling. Secretary^   B'T'RHEH.VL.'NION.-N'elsoti Union. No. n��j.^of  the International Joinnr\ men JUrber s I n-  mii uf Amori'M. meets e\eiy liiM and third .Monday nf e.n b mouth in Slum % I mi��> Hall, corner  ofViaoria and Kootenay MiecK at, S.W) P-"'-  sham Veiling bi others eordlatlj united lo  attend. J. II. AlatheM.ni, President. VV. i*. Bel-  \/lle, Secietary.   LUiORlCKS' UNION. Velson Laborers' Protective Union. Nn. Slil. A, !���'. of U . meets in  Miners' Union Hall, norlheist corner of Victoria  and Kooleniiv .streets, on the IIr��luwUliird iilon-  day of each month, at S p.m. sharp. Visiting  iiiombcis of the American Federation ronunUy  invited lo attend. .Job" Mullen, Prcsiftent."  Percy SluvUelton, SecrcUry. THE TRIBUTE:  NELSON, B. C, THURSDAY APRIL 19  1900  $i$ ft  <' iii!  IHJ   <  I  Si  1/ 3" i  R< ��� ,  V1*  fspy  >.i -i  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  g    Clothing  Now is the time to get a bargain iu Clothing as we are  giving a liberal discount on  these goods for the next few  days in order to make room  for spring goods which are arriving daily  The Nelson Clothing House  217 219 Baker Street.  GITY LOCAL NEWS  navigation law requires that a steamer carrying  pa'songers shall be navigated by a ecrtified olll-  eer, and in the interim the Angerona is not making her usual trips.  On Tuesday and  Wednesday 211  names wore added to tiie voters'list.  HOTEL   AKRIVALS.  //'.^�����:��P^>^'^:,5''^.��'St''5''Jt. - 0'0-0-0.0-0-0-0-0-0-0-^.^  Call  and Examine our  Novelties  \ir  iti  iti  iti  xti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  Ui  iti  iti  iti  Hi  "1*  iti  We are Strong  Xlf  iti  iti  Ui  iti  We are Strong  iti  Hi  JJJ  We are Strong ;��  iti  Baster  Comes but once a year  Ui  iti  iti  Hi  Ui  ....    iti  specially   |i/  selected for Easter Presents];  ,sT--  in (be newest and best sellers for ourcustomcis���Bells,  Fiiondslnp Heaits, Blouse Sets, Sterling Novelties, Man  icure Setb. Brushes, Combs, Soin rnir Spoons, Lamps, Va��os, Fire &et,s  Onj\ Tablet, ITmbiella Stands, Ailsttiau Ait Goods, Pianos*, Seeing  Machines, Knit!, Koiks, Spoons, Pearl Handled tish and Cake Sets,  Carvers, ote. Also a full line of watches and tewolry, including all the  latest up-to date stj let., and precious stones.  in our nbiht) to fui nisli,in all seasons every worthy stylo  in o\cr> icliable article that our customers can ask for  dining tnc present Kabter season.  the fi lendhhips of our hundreds of customers who man  3tt then  fi;cndhhi]�� and confidence bj  standing by us  season aftei season, and j car after }tai.  xti  Ui  Watch repairing a specialty.  All work is guaranteed by  JACOB DOVER, The Jeweler  ���0j-0rSf^S'0rs-070-0' 070>-0 ��T"<5-A��'ar.C��>r,'d.C��^l''<��'!5'Si  Xti  xti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  Ui  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  xti  Ui  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  Ml  Yes we have made  rather 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 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 25c.  Crash Goods for Skirts at 10c and 15c.  See our 50c and 75c Blouses.  This  istg;  J*  I* Si  I*'-*  si'*  Wi(  is  a  Genuine Clearing Sale as we  going out of the Dry Goods line.  are  ELLIOT BLOCK, BAKER STBEET.  Last  Saturday's  Toronto   Globe  contains a number of pict ures of boys who are in  Smith Africa. Anions others i.s Jesse Higolovv,  who is well known at Nelson, being a brother of  George Arthur Bigelow, ine of the men who  helped make Nelson what it is. Mr. Bigclow is a  member of company K, Hoyal Canadian regiment, land enlisted from Wales, Ontario, his  home.  Thorpe & Compauy put on a new  delivery wagon this week. It was made specially for their business and is the neatest delivery  wagon in town. The wagon was made anil  ilnished in H. I). Asiieroft's shop.  Tonight the local Salvationists  will welcome the new provincial officers, major  and Mrs. Hnrgreavo. Everyone is cordially invited to the meeting in the barracks at S o'clock.  The transfer was recorded yesterday by Arthur XV. Tedmarsh and William-Birmingham of Tacoma toO. Y. Simpson, Nelson,  of n naif interest in the May Blossom mineral  claim and two-thirds in the British Thunder,  Helena, Briiiin and Seattle Chief claims on  Hound mountain near tlio Salmon river.  A boiler and smokestack for the  Yum mine .urn ed at the C P. R. depot and was  tianshipped by tho Velson Ai Kort Sheppard road  to Ymir.   The outfit weighed eleven tons.  Superintendent R. Marpole is expected in (he city shoitlj to go over the ground  of the pioposcd nnpiov ements to the line.  Captain J. TV. Troup and  F. TV.  Peteis relumed jc-ste-daj from Grand Forks  whciethcj concluded arrangements for trans-'  poi ting oie and lime rock to the new smelter.  The lime rock will be obtained at. a point seven  miles distant from the works. The railroad  ofiicials weie suipnsed at lhe completeness of  the smeltci and rhaiactcu/cd it as perfect to tho  smallest detail. Mi. Peteis says the Grand Forks  smeltci is the best equipped institution of the  kind in the west.  The Republic mine  management  has, it is undeistood, abandoned the ideaof using  the Kettle nvei as a means of transporting their  new outfit of machinerj fiom Grand Forks to  the Republic camp. The Mail is drying up nicely  and the company has it) four-horse teams at  Ginnd Forks to haul the machinery. The C P.R.  has doli\ cred l.�� cars and ,ia more will be en route  within a short tune.  Ewart   &   Carrie   started   work  jesterda} on tbe plans nf the now block, which  city engineei McCuIloch is to erect oh the north  side of Baker streo't west of Stnilcy. The building will bo 50x75, two stories in height and perhaps three. Theie will be two stoics on the  ground floor and oflices m the second story.  Ground will bcbioken in a couple of weeks and  the building w ill be finished in August. The ap-  pi oMiuatc cosL is $12,000.  R. TV. Hannington, of Taylor  &  Hannington, is proceeding at once w .th the erection of a handsome lcsidence on tho north side  of Catbonatebticot between Hall and Hendryx  streets.  Several   business   men advocate  the advisability of having the fire bell rung  legularlj morning, noon and light on time secured frequently from a leliablo source. At  piesentinen f,uit vvoik.uid lecouimcncc by any  one of thohalt do/on whistles which lilow about  the city, and the s>i stem is un��atisfaeloi y.  The gun club meeting announced  for Tuesday night did not eventuate, and was  adiom nod to tonight As tbe season's handicaps  aie to bo ariangect < i lull attendance is, lequeslcd.  The scheme foi handicapping is to allow voung  shooters a certain number of e.\tia buds, nl-  thougn an allowance of dead birds is recommended liy tome of the mcmbcis. James Law  icnce, pitron ol (he club, will oiler a handsome  gold medal fov tbe host lecoid of llie season.      '  The Nelson & Fore Sheppard road  will, it is understood, do considerable woik on  then loadbed in the vicimt/ of Xelson this summer. Repans and improvements to.i nuinbci of  trestles are items on the progiam. The work  trim is now on the lower end of the road and  will not aim e here foi sev or il weeks.  Cecil Ward, of Bowes & TVard, is  in Kamloops on legal business. He will icinain  theie until the end of Iho month.  Quite   a party left Nelson last  night forlngMsill Ontano. It included James  Slc\ ens .nul wife, who aio leturning home aftei  a l isit to California and spent scvn.il dajs in tho  city, Mis, a T. Wallej, who will spend the sum.  inci-inonths at her home theie, and Reub Claik,  editor of the Ynm Minci, who will visit in Ingcr-  holl foi a month or sav weeks. ,  During the past day or two 'the  lake his risen so rapidlj that a portion of the  C. P. R. dockis now coveied several inchesdefp.  At the point wheie the level drops betwceif the  old wlnuf and the pojtionelected last jcar tiie  watoi is seven or eight inches deep, and tbe  stcamcisaier inning up the east side of the dock  to unload p,w��engots wheie theie was scat eel}'  ei.ougii watci to float a row bolt a foilnigl.it  ago   " "J." S. Sullivau "arTi-ail," C. P. SI.  engineer for the Kootenays, went over (ho Bal-  fom o\ton-ion yesteiday with A. F. Pioclei, engineer in cl.aige ll Is underfetoo.lthatMr, Sullivan went on to Aigonta to go ovei the Lardo  line    A number of sub contractors behove that  At tiie Grand Centhai.,���T. J. Wilson, C.  Gladmaii, l'eterboro, Out.: W. J. Spaul, Procter;  I). A. Crawford, Kaslo: J. Thomson and wifo,  Slocan; R. (!. Charles, Xelson; W. II. Kanouse,  Cranbrook; W. B. Johnson, London, Ont.; A. T.  Hims, Cranbrook; W. K. Grant, North Star miue;  J. L. Chase. Procter.  At the Queen's.���F. A,Heap, Ainsworth; G.  H. Petty, Three Forks; .1. Bcrkinan, Phoenix; V.  .1. Chapman, Greenwood; J. V. Joyce, Cranbrook.   ���  At the PiiAiit.���C. IC. Fradgcloy, Kntorprisc;  F. O'Reilly, Silverton; R. V. Tolmic, Sandon; A.  A. Stewart, Woodstock, Ont.; O.A.Clark, Loudon, Kng.; W. II. Sandiford, New Denver; A. B.  Mackenzie, Rossland; T. A. Glass, Toronto; C. A.  Cregan, Rossland.  At the IIu.vie.���W. H. Bowsing. Procter;  Charles Moore. Kaslo; R. llulliek. Thirteen-mile  Point; It. F. Morkhill, Bounington Falls: A. J.  MacRac, Quebec: George Strachan. W. T. McGregor, Harry K. Dean, Toronto; Hank Noll,  Northport: H. Martin, Hamilton; L. Hancock,  Spokane: J. Skcll, Toronto.  At the Madden.���W. R. Millor, Cranbrook;  D. Me Vicar, Cranbrook; J. D. Murphy, Lardo; S.  C. Turcotte, O. Sarbaok, City.  At the Wavkri.ky.-J. M. McGregor; F.  Swannell, New Denver.  BUSINESS   MENTION.  Wanted���Situation as stenographer by young lady having experience. Address  L. W;; Tribune ollice. .,     _.  For Sale���Lady's bicycle, Garden  City make, in good Order, having been used but  one summer.   Apply Bicyclo, Tribuno oflice.  Wanted ��� Trustworthy,    . good  worker wants situation as chambermaid or  housekeeper.   Address 54, Tribune orlieo.  Situation Wanted by good waist  hand.   Address K, Tribune oflicc. -  For sale or to let���Residence  on  corner of Lake and Park streets, containing  seven rooms, hall, closets, bathroom, and sewer  connections; Lawn and line garden set out with  nursery fruits. Any reasonable oll'er will be  accepted for purchase of this property. Apply  on promises.  Wanted���Lady cook.    Apply to  XV. II. Moore, Queen's hotel, Comaplix, B. C.  For sale���the north half of block  100, Nelson.   Address P. O. Box 572, Nelson.  Typewriter���for sale cheap, second hand Caligraph. Apply to Alex Stewart,  Turner-Boeckh block.  To   the Ladies, of   Nelson���You  nroeordially invited to attend "the Spring Millinery Opening at Madame Enfield's parlors, in  the Hall block, on Thursday, April 12th, and the  following ten days. Over Brown's clothing store,  Baker street, Nelson, British Columbia.  To Let���Rooms' furnished or unfurnished; Apply four doors above the eity hall,  Victoria streot. - -     ' -  :Wanted���.Ait once, a good coat  maker. Wire "at my expense to eDgago job. Pi  David, the Miner's Tailor, Sandon, B. O.  Spot cash, paid for second-hand  goods of all kinds at;th'e"Nelsoii Bazaar, Malone  ift Tregillus block.    ': .   ;j  Houses furnished with new and  second-hand furniture, or mixed nevvandsecondhand furniture, on the installment plan, by tho  Nelson Bazaar, Malone & Tregillas 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, opposite Queen's hotel. Call and  have a look. Blankets, sheets, table cloths, pillows, and cv crything you want. Goods must be  sold at once  ESTABLISHED 1892  H.   BYERS   &  HARDWARE  CO.  ESTABLISHED 1892  Garden, Mill,  Steam  Hose.  and Suction  Crucible   Cast  Steel   Wire  Rope  5-16 to  1-in. in  stock.  Leather and   Rubber Belting.  Sheet, Square and Round Rubber  Flax and Garlock Packing  Pipe Fittings, Brass Goods, Rails  Black and Galvanized Sheet Iron  Soft Steel Plates  1-8, 3-16 and 1-4 x 72, 96 and  120  Agents���Truax Oro Cars, Giant Powder,[ftnd Metropolitan 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 patronag-e of all  Mr. Squire's old patrons and  get a share of the general  trade. I am now prepared  to show the latest styles in  all lines of spring goods. A  special line on hand at $25  per suit. All other lines at  low rates:' None but Union  labor employed. '"  E. Skinner  Neelands' Building:, Baker Street.  SEALED TENDERS.  Refrigerators  Prices from $10 to $20  LAWRENCE HARDWARE COMPANY  Do You Want iM Best ?  We   Have   it!  Sealed tenders for the stock-in-  trade of 1VL J. Walker, lately carrying on business in Phoenix, B. O.,  consisting of Dry Goods, Groceries;  aiid Hardware, will be received by  the undersigned assignee, until 12  o'clock noon, on Wednesday, the  20th day of Apiil, instant.  The highest or any tender not  necessarily accepted.  RALPH SMAILES, Assignee.  Dated at Greenwood, B. C, this  5th day of April, 1900.  We beg to advise receipt of a large  assortment of Fancy Groceries, consisting of all the  delicacies that the market affords.  Inspect our stock.   Everything guaranteed.  THE  WESTERN  MERCANTILE  COMPANY,  Limited.  FANCY AND STAPLE GROCERIES  BAKER STREET. NELSON  BISCUITS  We  have just received a fresh   consignment   of  Christie's famous  Fancy Biscuits and Cream Sodas.  Also McCormick & Company's Jersey Cream' Sodas.  GET YOUR  CHANDELIERS  WIRED FOR  Electric Gas Lighters  ���NO MATCHES REQUIRED, ALWAYS READY  Electric Supplies  Kootenay Electric Snpply &  Construction Co.  JOSEPHINE STREET NELSOX  P. 0. BOX 17(1.  HOUSTON BLOCK.  Telephone 101.  D. M. Ferry & Company's Sccdb.  Fresh Ekgts Roceived Daily  John r\. Irviqg & Co.  .Now is the Time  to replace that  Shabby Awning1  PFace your order with  THEO.   MADSON  s  Tents,  Awnings,  and  all  kinds of Canvas Goods  Manufactured  to Order  BAKER  STREET,  NELSON.  -fji^^00 ''00' 0* 'fib-fifi* -00-00 - fi*'00 ��� 0*" 00h'0*' 0*' 0*' fi*' 0* sJUf* ^.���^���W���'*��^���*K��',�����l���*�����l���,"^ ***. ��� >��s ���** ��� ^, ��� ^ ��� >n* ���^*, ��� ^ 'S'tf^T  ASK YOUR GROCER FOR THE CELEBRATED  Hoih  The Best that Money can Buy.      Take no Other.  JVfTnnfftctuicrtbj the Diackmai) Ker Milling Co. Ltd.  Victona. Vancouver, \\ eatitim.lcr, Edmonton, Ko^sUnd, Nelson.    That Light is Poor  GAS FITTING OUfi SPECIALTY  PLUMBING OF ALL KINDS  Victoria Street, opposite JPoatofflcc,  STRACHAN BROS. |  work willlie resumed shortly on the Lardo line  and aro preparing to mo\ c thou outfits u hen the  Balfour extension is completed.  A beginning will be made at laying m.vadnns tomorrow on Joa0phine slrcct, l>c-  t��een Jlnkor and Victoria A beginning \s,n  tiiiuloyotslciduy.tl setting tlio stone embing ut  the Hiuilv of Alontieal < ornei.  The  Goodrow   family  from  15-  mllc point paid the SlOO fine, Imposed b) magistrate Crease, yesterday, tliei cbj escaping ii close  iicqt'aititum u with castle Kit/stubby  It. S. Lennie, of Elliott & Lennie,  liKMcluined from Vu.toii.1, where he went on  business in connection with the long drawn out  case of Dunlop \s iliiiioj. involving u iujiiei.il  claimadioinmg the Le Hoi. The evidence of  Dunlop was taken uheieuiioti Mr. Lcniuo moved  for n dismissal of the iiftiun. The judge tcsoi v od  liidgmeiit on tho po.nt of Uio 'notion and ad-  loui ncd the case pending his decision.  M��iiy Lavalli and Frank Balien  weio brought beforenuigistiatcCreate.vosterday  eliurgoil bv the piovincial police with selling  JKjiioi at 1'hn teen jinle point on Monday last,  without a ljcouse. and a)so with conducting an  unlit enicd ictml business 1 hey weie comi< lei  on both cluugcs ! oi tho infi action ot the  lxiuoi ifgul'>tio'i8 Lnvaltcmid IJalieu 'were lined  $ll'i oi tno months each, and on tlio second  chaige S-J oi two inolilhseniii.  The Iirst  fall rehearsal   of  the  oiici.i Pinafore took place <U the opera house  last night, the orclioslra being picsont. The  piac tico went oil well, and with tho impiove-  menl Avhicli it isbutnatm.i! to expect, the pio-  iluction will be a gical siiccoss,  John J'^ox lias been promoted to  tho post of cashier nl 1 he local C I*. B. fi eight  oillce in succc^iion tn fames lilat k, who gocito  U innipcg shoitl}. Mi. Vo\ has been bitler at  Kelhon hinco coming hcie fiom '"oit AV'illiaiu  wherp he was in the company s o(5i< c for a iinm-  bei of jciis Tlicpiomotion is of a substantial  nntuie and Mi Im>\ is being heartily congratulated on all sides.  Four carloads of rails and  three  of t'mbei foi the now C !' R slip at Proctei ar-  nvid hcie jef-lciduy and weie forwasded at  once Good juogicss h being made with the  work tlioic  The steamer Angerona is tied up  foi want of a coi titled mastoi. When captain  John Campbell teHigned to take command of the  Hcd St.w, Charles Hcochor took charge. A day  or .so ago captain Jleeeher resigned to tiike ,i posi-  tioc.vtKuslo, lcav ing the craft mastorloss,    lhe  m  9}  9\  9)  Crockery and G-lassware  di  m  fix  di  di  fix  fix  We must move froim our present premises  within a few days, as the buildings we  now occupy are to be torn down to make  room for a three-story brick. The breakage  in moving crockery ware and glassware is  so large that we have decided to clear out  our stocks in these lines at any price. This  announcement "was made about the .middle of last week, and in three days we  have disposed of nearly 75 per cent of our  stock at fair prices, and the remaining 25  per cent will go this  (li  ay  di  m  (H  fix  ��^ ���  9\  9\  9X  9\  9X  m  9x  m  m  9X  ric  9X  9X  *^r�� ��r�� ��r�� **��*�����, ���'**����� h^ ��v��*  .��  0jd\'  ^^^���fiW0'0&'>0&*0*ufi&m0*,0**0*,m0**0*,0*'*fiW0*0**00.00**


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