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 DAILY  EDITION   BY  MAIL  FIVE  DOLLARS A YEAR  WEEKLY EDITION  BY MAIL  TWO DOLLARS A YEAR  EIGHTH YEAR  NELSON:  TUESDAY" MORNING, APRIL 24 1900.  PRICE PIYE  CENTS  MARTIN DEFENDED HIMSELF  A Large Audience.  .Premier Martin's meeting in the  opera house last evening was well  attended. It was a case of standing room only for the greater part  of the evening, and, upon the whole  the speaker of tho evening received  a .very'' careful and appreciative  hearing. The premier made the  most of his case, and as there, was  no one to reply to him, he had a  free rein.  When Mr. Martin appeared on  the platform with his chairman',  Charles Hillyer, the audience accorded him a fairly warm reception. Mr. Hillyer immediately  came to the front of the platform  ' and briefly opened the meeting.  He was pleased, he said, to introduce the premier of British Columbia, for whom he asked a fair,  square and quiet hearing. lie  would ask the audience to forget  all personalities and remember that  ifc was the premier of the province  who was addressing tho gathering.  Once more lie requested a fair hearing for Mr. Martin, and expressed  his confidence that the audience  would accoid all he had asked.  Premier Martin iu his opening le-  marks said that he had been warned  that he had uo  friends  iu Nelson.  'The Liberals of the  province had  held a convention in  Vancouver a  ���short time before to which Nelson  had sent  ten  delegates, every one  of whom had opposed him  bitterly  and said that he had no friends in  the   Nelson   riding.     The premier  added       that       he       had       met  the same statement in  other  portions of the province,  but he had  found that when, he asked the people   what   they   had  against  him  .   they could only reply that he was  a bad and dangerous man, bufc they  could not give any reason  for  the  statement;  that  he  was  a bad or  dangerous man.    Everywhere   the  representatives of the newspapers  -would say that they endorsed the  platform'put-forward by the gov-  -ernmenr, but that they, could nob  jposbibiy vote for the government;  on account of the bad and  dangerous man who was at the head of it.  The speakei said  that- ho was persuaded that-most of this arose from  the faefc that  he  opposed  and assisted in defeating tlio Semlin government.     Ib had   been ~ reported  that his opposition to the government had   been  dictated, however,  from personal feeling and spite."   If  this contention could bo substantiated it would be a very proper reason  for withdrawing support from him,  and he Avould uot complain.   It was  not true and he would endeavor to  prove ifc to the satisfaction  of the  audience.    He  had not repudiated  his principles in the course which ho  had taken.   He  was just as much  in favor of the principles which  lie  advocated during tbe last general  elections   as   lie    was   when    the  ejections were  pending.     He was  content that, unless he could satisfy  his hen iers that ifc  was proper for  him tp_o])pp_s_e_the_.Seinlin govern-,  ment,  the  electors  should   charge  him  with  insincerity and    charge  him with having some  ulterior motive   in  tlio course  which he had  taken.  Mr. Martin then referred to bhe  Deadman's island trouble as the  first difficulty which ho had encountered with his former colleagues. Ho reminded his 'hearers that when the legislature  met after the general elections the  Seinlin party had barely a majority  but at the end of the first session  it could count upon a majority of  five. The members left the' capital  at the close of the first session well  faatisfied with the party and the  members of the government.  Everything continued harmonious  until the following June. A difficulty then occurred between himself aud Mr. Cotton over  the Deadman island affair, ,a  purely local matter which concerned Vancouver alone. Out of  the four members for tho city Mr.  Cotton stood alone, and as a matter  of fact a majority of the members  of the government supported the  stand which he had taken in favor  of the establishment of the Ludgate  sawmill upon the island. In view  of the opposition of Sir. Cotton,  however, Mr. Martin said he suggested that a meeting of the government supporters should be held  that tho members of the paity  should decide the matter at issue,  and agreed f o abide by the verdict.  This suggestion was not aeted  upon, bufc, without any warning  " whatever, the speaker said he was  called   upon   for   his   resignation.  reason     which  Semlin's call for  and      received  This, he said, was the first hint that  he had received that any  fault was fouud with him. He  asked for the  prompted premier  his     resignation  iu reply what anyone would consider very   flimsy ��� and   ridiculous  reasons.,  The speaker said he  then  and there informed   the   premier  that he Avas  not prepared to act  upon his suggestion unless a majority of  the  party  wished it.    The  caucus  Avas  held aud   the  matter  was decided against him by a small  majority.    Mr.    Cotton   had   since  stated iu the house that the speaker  ���was bound by the   finding of the  caucus, but this AA'as not the case.  When  the  matter  Avas before the  caucus he had  stated  plainly  that  he did not believe that the reasons  put forward by the premier Avere  the real reasons for  asking him to  resign.    As  a  matter of fact Premier Semlin  AAyas  bub the nominal  leader of the goA'ernment   party.  The  speaker   Avas  not   anxious to  join his  cabinet and  had  refused  the first invitation  to join it.    In  1S9S, prior to the general elections,  there AA'as a feeling among the supporters     of    the  opposition   that  Mr.     Semlin      Avas - not     heavy  enough   for    the  position,    either  of     leader   of   the      go\rernment  or   the   opposition.      In   Victoria  a delegation AVanted E. V.  Bodvvell  installed as   leader,   and  in   Vancouver a delegation desired to have  the speaker���Martin���selected.   It  AA'as  eventually   decided   that the  elections  should  be   fought:  Avith  Semlin as the  nominal leader  and  that after they were over the leader  should be chosen.    A caucus of the  party Avas held in  Vancouver for  this purpose after the elections.    It  Avas then found that a considerable  majority Avas  opposed  to  Semlin's  leadership   and   in   favor   of    the  speaker.    Mr.   Semlin's supporters  then asked for an adjourment as  the result of the Cassiar elections  Avere not known, and although this  could not haA'e  affected the result  the adjournment was granted,   In  the interval the lieutenant-governor  dismissed  the. Turner government  and called upon Hon. Robert Beaven  to form a' ministry.     Mr.  Semlin  aud the speaker Avere asked tp join  this  cabinet and refused.     When  Mr. Beaven failed, the lieutenant-  governor called  upon   Mr. Semlin,  Avho, allowing Mr. Cotton to dictate  his  policy, assumed the leadership  of the party,+Avliieh had not decided  upon     and   accepted     the     task  of forming a ministry.    In view of  this the speaker refused to join the  cabinet,Avhen firsc requested, but  afterwards yielded to the pressure  of friends.    The second caucus Avas  then held to settle the question of  leadership.     A  resolution  Avas offered endorsing the action  of premier Semlin bufc ifc failed to carry.  Ifc AA'as then decided to take a ballot  to decide the  leadership,  bufc premier Semlin   came but   with   the  statement that he Avould accept no  one  for  leader but himself.     The  result  Avas    that   premier Semlin  continued to be the nominal leader,  although Mr. Martin was the choice  of_tho party. _-IIad premier-Semlin  been the real leader of the party  Mr.  Martin    said   he AA-ould   have  bowed to his aviIL but as matters  stood he did not consider that he  had any right to demand any minister's resignation Avithout consult  ing his colleagues.     When the resignation   AA'as  asked   for   Messrs  Hume and McKechnie AA'ere ignorant of it, and eA'en Mr, Cotton had  the hardihood to say that ifc came as  a surprise to him.    For this reason  Mr.   Martin   did    not    .step    out  until   the   caucus   a��ked   him   to,  and   he   then  told  them   that  he  Avould oppose them and prophesied  that they Avould not remain in office very long.   Shortly after this  Mr,   Higgins   made   a similar announcement   and  there were also  reports   of  a  like  nature    about  Messrs. Macpherson, Helgeson and  Prentice.   In view of this the lieu-  ton an t-governor    wrote    a   letter  about a month after the retirement  of Mr. Martin, telling premier Semlin that it appeared to him that he  had Josl the confidence of the legislature and telling him that in his  opinion lie should either call the  house together or ask for a dissolu"  tion.    "This Avas Avhere the government made another great mistake  in addition to putting me out of  the   government"  AA'as    the frank  manner in which Mr. Martin put it.  The speaker then dealt with Avhat  he considered the real reason for  putting him out of the government.  Iu   this   connection   he cited the  repeal of the Alien  Labor Regulation Act of 1898,  Avhich act precluded the employment of Chinese  Japanese  upon   works carried on  under provincial charters. It had  beeii his oavu contention while a  member of the government that  the regulation of this matter in the  manner prescribed was a matter  clearly within the scope of the province; that the duty of the government aatis plain, and that the legis:  lation should be reintroduced until  the right of the province was conceded. Mr. Martin cited the experience of the province of Manitoba with the disallowed railway-  legislation, and intimated that the  experience would be repeated in  matter of the . disallowed oriental  labor legislation if the same policy  Avas adopted. He did not wish to  create the impression that sir Wilfrid Laurier had any desire to oppress the people of British Columbia, his action was due ��� to a misconception of public opinion.     The  people know where'"they stood.  This paved the way for a reply to  The Tribune's opinion that premier Martiu's railway program was  weak in that it provided for competing lines with the. Canadian  Pacific in the southern portion of  theprovince, and afforded no facilities whatever for tho northern portion of the province. - ?' " Martin's  reply was that in time' he objection taken Avould be hiet. There  was furthermore no cause for  alarm for the Canadian Pacific  Railway Company in the present  "government's railway policy. If  the company was advised wisely ifc  would take lundly.to it; arid if not  there would .^Jamam nothing  for the government to dp but  parallel ,;.the company's system, in the������': province. With  to report to' the proposed line from  imperial authorities had requested j Kootenay to .the coa: t a ia Hope, he  the disalloAvance of the legislation  at the instance of the emperor'of  Japan. Mr.; Martin made a good  defence of his policy of fighting the  issue by saying that once the evils  of Chinese and Japanese immigration Avere understood the  sense of justice of the British  government would assert itself, and  the Avelfare of the people of the  province of British Columbia Avould-  Aveigh more strongly in the balance  than even the friendship of the emperor of Japan. Mr. Martin closed  this part of his remarks by saying  that his well defined position upou  this question Avas one of the real  reasons Avhy Mr. Cotton desired to  get him out of the government.  Mr. Cotton's second reason was  his position with respect to the subsidy claimed under the provisions  of the British Columbia Southern  Boundary Railway Act. This matter had been referred to him as  attorney-general. He had reported  that the company had not earned  the subsidy and this opinion Avas  shared by Christopher Robinson and  B. B. Osier of Toronto. That this  was another reason for Mr. Cotton's  desire to get rid of him Avas shoAvn  by the fact that he had not been  out of the government ten days  when Mr. Cotton handed over 6,-  000,000 acres of land; to the company including 200,000 aeres of  good1 lands worth millions of _ dollars.  Mr. Martin then proceeded to say  that Mr. Cotton was completely in  the control of the Canadian Pacific  Raihvay Company. As an evidence  of this he s lid that the only important legislation proposed by the  government after' he himself had  left; ifc Avas a proposal that the  government should buy back from  the Columbia & Western railway  the land subsidies earned by the  company in laihvay construction.  These lands were to be purchased  at 20 cents an acre and this deal upon  the lands which the "company  desired to sell avouH involve $400,  000 and if ali the lauds were earned  under the subsidy act it Avould involve $800,000. This alleged friendliness of Mr. Cotton for the Canadian Pacific was further evidenced,  according to Mr. Martin, by the  administration of the the lands and  works-department by_Avhich���the  railway company Avas alloAved to  get in arrears of $20,000 for timber  dues. Mr. Martin further said that  it was Avell knoAvn that the News-  Advertiser, Mr. Cotton's newspaper was owned ' by the Canadian Pacific Raihvay Company.  as further proof that Mr. Cotton  Avas more dangerous than himself,  Mr. Martin then cited the story j vention.  that for a considerable period, after ent time  the death of editor LaAvson of the  Colonist, Mr. Cotton edited the  NeAvs-Advertiser and tho Colonist  simultaneously.  Mr. Martin then touched upon  mayor Houston's candidature. He  prefaced his remarks Avith the statement that Mr. Houston was a man  Avhom he admired A'eiy much, but  he intimated some' regret in that  Mr. Houston appeared to have a  tender leaning for Mr. Cotton.  Mr. Houston, he said, appeared to  be the only candidate in Nelson so  far, but from his announcement in  The Tribune it Avas very difficult  to tell which side he Avas on. He  then read the announcement Avhich  appeared in yesterday's issue of  The Tribune and added that the  wording of it made him suspect  that Mr. Cotton had been talking to  Mr. Houston upon the matter, Mr.  Martin had a copy of The Tribune  in his hand and in proceeding to further criticise its  comments upon public questions,  said that he read it pretty regularly and found it a rather spicy  paper. He had a great deal of admiration for the Houston character.  He (Houston) Avas not one of those  limp individuals avIio did not let  saixTit would be baiilfc if his goA'ernment Avas returned: in June next.  The credit of the province was  greater than that of the Canadian  Pacific Raihvay Company and the  money necessary could be raised by  means of a loan.  Mr.  Martin,  then   took   up   the  reasons which caused him to vote  against the Semlin   government's  redistribution bill..' He agreed that  it   Avas an outrage that such districts  as east and Avest   Lillooet,  Avith 300 voters,   should   have   a  member  each,  that   Cariboo  Avith  400  votes  shouId/Jiave two mem-  beis and Esquimalt; with less than  400 votes should have two members.  It was a disgraceful condition  and  one  Avhich seriously  affected   districts like Nelson and Rossland. To  cure this, he agreed, if the government would bring    down   a    fail-  measure,    to     support     it,      provided   it    was   put    through  "at  once.     But   Avhen   the   bill  came  down  it     Avas    a,,    gross     gerrymander of   the   Nanaimo   constituencies  and furthermore. Avhile ifc  was before the house he AA'as approached by James Dunsmuir, avLo  informed him that if the government was to be defe txl it) ad to  be done that; day.*  Mr   Dunsmuir  then   informed    hixn   that   R.   P.  Rithet AA'as at tue*tnhe in Jbne"6f-thc  committee rooms fixing up  a deal  by which several  members  of the  , opposition Avere to go over to the  government.     Tho  truth   of  this  Avas afterwards demonstrated in the  attempt to form a coalition.  Mr. Martin then touched upon the  eight hour laAVr lie said that it  AA'as the intention of ^the government if the matter had nofc been  adjusted between the miners and  miueoAvners toapply the referendum  principle and take a plebiscite upon  the question.  A voice Avhich sounded very like  that of A. H. Kelly asked Mr. Kelly  asked Mr. Martin Avhat his Opinion  -of the Eight hour law Avas. Mr.  Martin's reply Avas that his opinion  of the Eight hour-JaAv was sIioavii  by his vote in the house,* that it  was legislation in the right direction aud should nofc be repealed. '  Mr. Martin then took up the matter of independents,. He did not  believe in independents, and j:au-  tionedhisTHearers" against lofcurn-  ing any candidates as opponents of  the government Avho could not  state what their principles Avere.  The insincerity of the Conservative party Avas then touched upou.  A few months ago the party met in  Westminster, when a platform Avas  drafted and a leader chosen. This  was done at a representative eon-  There AA'ere at tho pres-  Conservative candidates  in almost every riding but with  two exceptions���Charles Wilson  and Richard McBride���there was  not one of them but had repudiated either the platform or the  leader. It was said that Roderick Robert&on Avould likely be  a candidate in Nelson. Did  the people of Nelson imagine that  he would support the eight-hour  declaration in the Westminster  platform ?" was the query of the  premier. Rodeiick Robertson avjis  in favor of the eight-hour laAV. He  AA'as in favor of the principle* of ifc  bufc he did not desire any legislation upon it. He Avas like a great  many people avIio Avere in favor of  the laAV bufc did not like the penalty clause.  The case of candidate Mackintosh  Avas next treated. In the first  place he was a Conservative; but  he Avas not a party man. He had  repudiated the whole Conservative  platform and the leader as Avell,  possibly, Mr. Martin said, because  he considered that C. IL Mackintosh would make a much better  leader than Charles Wilson. The  repudiation oi" the platform at  Victoria and the colorless resolutions    of      the     Nelson     Con  servative convention were each  touched upon. These things,  Mr. Martiu said, showed that the  Conservatives of the province did  not belieA'e in anything but the  OonserA'afcive party, and that in the  present contest they were merely  trying to capture the province as a  ���means to securing control of federal affairs.  After a reference to his Manitoba  career the meeting closed with  three cheers for the premier.  TRANSPORT  IS^DlFFICULT  Expert Horse Raiders.  London, April 23.���The Standard  publishes a long dispatch from  Bloemfontein, dated Friday, explaining the numerous difficulties  which tend to delay the advance to  Pretoria. ; '  The correspondent says : "Enormous transport; difficulties are enhanced by the rainy weather and  by the necessity of providing for  the needs of the army for weeks,  perhaps months, in-case of au interruption of the long line of  communication " together with  the unsettled state of the  country in our rear and the  guerrilla t ;ctic3 of the "enemy. Ifc  is obvious that until our flanks are  cleared and no longer menaced no  forward movement is possible without inclining the gravest risks.  The most pressing need is a further  supply of horses. General Hamilton has availed himself of the services of the Australian bushmen to  scour the Free State in all directions, buying horses from the farmers Avho have surrendered, and  driving in animals found upon unoccupied farms. Horse raiding is  dangerous but the bushmen are  more than a match for the Boers."  Canadians 111.  Ottaava, April 23.���[Special to  The Tribune.]-Sir Alfred Milner  cabled to Lord Minto today as fol-  Ioaa's: "Capetown, April 21.���Regret  to report' that the* folioAving men  are seriously ill at tho Hospital at"  Weynbcrg, Ptos: 7005 T. Moore, 7192  C. Finch, enteric fever; 7782, 0/  Matheison, gun shot; wound; Ronde-  bosch 7300, L. McGovern, enteric  fever: Woodstock, 17, R. Agassiz  Mounted Infantry, enteric fever.  (Signed) Milner."  Martin's Chairmen. '  Kaslo. Apiil 23.���[Special to The  Tribune.].���The people of Kaslo  agree AA'ith The Tribune and David  Mark Cailey that no one need have  any hesitation in presiding at Joe  Martin's meeting, hence there were  quite a number of people" hero are  willing to take the chair at the  premier's meeting on Friday.  Mayor McCann Avill occupy the  position.  Indian Famine Fund.  Ottawa, Apiil 23.���[Special to  The Tribune]���Lord Minto has  consented to become a patron of  _the_ 'Indian Famine���Fund, and  Courtney, denufcy minister of  finance, on behalf of the government, AA'ill act as treasurer and will  receive subscriptions,.  Coining   Money.  KimuerIjEY, April 23.���-A letter  from Bloemfontein says that the  Free Staters aro coining money out  of the British occupation. Bread is  two shillings a loaf: sugar 2s Od  per pound aud Swiss milk 3s a tin.  Other articles are proportionately  high.  JSaHoons for the Eo3rs I  St. Petersburg,   April 23.  -The  papers announce the departure for  South Africa of a body of aeronauts  to organi/e a military balloon service for the Transvaal. They took  the neeenbury balloons aud acees-  soiies Avitii them.  The Noble Forger.  Montreal, April 23.���Detective  O'Kecfe left here this evening for  Chicago Avith the necessary < papers  for the extradition of count de  Couleu&e Lautrec, Avho is wanted  heic for cashing forged interest  coupons.  Dalgety Holding Out.  Amwai. North, April 23.���Colonel Dalgety is holding oufc at Wepener. It is reported that all the  Boers have crossed to the north  side of Caledon river.  civil authorities of one of the members   of  a   complete   organization  Avhich    has   been    engaged   from  Valencia, Cartagena and Barcelona  for the past two years in a wholesale swindling game devoted against  persons in the United States.   As  explained by Mr. Washington, the  plan consists in the sending of a  notice to some United States citizens to the effect that a prisoner  dying in the Castle fort, a penal  station in Valencia, Had left a large  fortune for the United States  citizen, subject to his undertaking to  care for an orphan child left; by the  deceased.     Mr.   Washington, says  that the scheme has been practiced  in many   sections of the   United  States, to his   definite knowledge  in   twelve   different    places,   and  many persons in the United States  have been put to the expense of a  fruitless journey to Valencia while  others have been inveigled into for-  Avarding     considerable     sums ���������; of  money.    He says that owing to the  light penalties imposed by Spain  for attempts at  swindling and the  great difficulty in   obtaining evidence to convict the people Avho do  this kind of work, it is futile to  regard the scheme as suppressed.  TO HELP GENERAL BUNDLE  Spanish Swindlers.  Washington, April  23.���United  States     Horace     Washington    at  Valencia,   Spain,   reports    to   the  state department the arrest hy ihe  Force of Cavalry Sent.  London, April 23.���The war office  late this evening put the following  dispatch from lord Roberts, on the  bulletin board, dated Bloemfontein,  Monday, April 23: ''Yesterday I  despatched the eleventh division  under general Pole-Carew and two  brigades of ca\-alry under general  French from this point to assist  general Bundle. The force reached  Karriefontein without much opposition. Casualties reported, Welsh  regiment 1 private killed, captain  Prother mortally Avounded and 7  men; Yorkshires, 8 wounded;  Eighth Hussars, 1 killed, 1 wounded; Fourteenth. Hussars, 1 Avounded; Royal artillery, 2 wounded;  Seventh Dragoons, lieutenant Jenkins and ten men missing. Captain  Rotfcon, Royal artillery, broke his  arm by a fall. Getnr.il Po'e-Ca-ew's  mounted infantiy seized Learkop, a  high hill a feAV miles north of their  opponents' position. The enemy  ^evacuated hurriedlyv^eaving borne  rifles and ammunition.  General Rundle reported that  25 men of the first Woreesters are  missing. Fifty-three men Avere  sent with Wood to an outpost after  dark, only 18 returned. Their  number and names AA'ill be reported  afterwards as well as the Avounded  yesterday.   Milner on the Situation.  Cape Town, April 23.���Sir Alfred Milner, replying today to a  deputation of the guild of loyal  women of South Africa, Avho are  sending an address to the queen,  said: "An attempt is being made  to confuse men's minds by saying  that in the future there "will be two  parties -here _in- South��� Africa.  Speaking as au imperialist, 1 can  only say that ifc is an essential part  of my political creed that South  Africa should be governed in the  interest aud by the agency of the  people making ifc their home." He  deprecated the intolerant spirit and  the mania of suspicion uoav rampant.  Boers  Are Numerous.  Lon'DOjV. April 23.���The Lorenzo  Marquex correspondent/ of the  Times, under Saturday's date, says:  Information received from responsible sources sIioaa' that at one time the  republicans had 105,000 men in the  field, including the colonial rebels.  According to the same informant  they can still muster 80,000, of  Avhich 50,000 are in the Fred State,  10,000 are in the Biggarsberg district aud 15,000 in the.district of  Fourteen Streams. It is now believed that before the Avar the  burgher lists Avere deliberately falsified in order to deceive the British  intelligence department.  Colony; a Failure.  New York, April 23.���About a  dozen colonists from the Cuban  Laud and Steamship Colony at La  Gloria, Cuba, arrived hero today on  the steamer Oliudn. They gave  expression to bitter feelings against  the company Avhich induced them  to go to the colony Avhere they had  suffered continual hardships. The  place, thoy declare, is not suitable  for an agricultural settlement.  Alexander Miller of Boston, one of  tbe colonists, Avas much Avorked up  over the failure they had met Avith  and said that vegetables could not  grow at Lagoria.  HARD FIGHTING COINC ON  Boers Driven Back,  London,  April   24.���The  Daily  Telegraph has the following from  Boshof dated April   23rd:     "The  Boers are closing ou Boshof.   Their  nearest laager is five miles distant."  The Bloemfontein  correspondent  of the Standard describing tho operations at Leeuw Kop, says:   "At  an early stage the cavalry came  under a heavy fire from a pom-pom  on a ridge adjoining Leeinv.   General Dickson's brigade fell back to  the north to wait the infantry at-,  tack.   The flanking movement having failed, general Pole-Carew, Avith  Stephenson's  brigade, advanced in  crescent formation from the west  and southwest with  tho object of  enveloping the kopjes.  "Our men advanced over the open  ground in splendid condition by a  succession of short rushes, falling  prone while pouring in their volleys. The approach of darkness  threatened to leaA'e the Boers in  possession but, just before sunset,  the Essex regiment gallantly pressed  forward and drove the last of the  enemy from Paards Kraal aud the  bold spur of Leeuw kop.  Maseru, April 23.���Fighting began early this morning. The colonial division under general Brabant  advanced cautiously, followed and  supported by general Hart's infantry brigade.  It Avas found that the Boers had <���  evacuated their position  on Bushman's Kop.    A  running  fight has  been  proceeding through the day,  the  British   gradually   advancing  and the Boers losing ground.    General Brabant is moving in  a  northeastern direction,  keeping Basuto-   ,  land    close   on    his    light;   flank.   *  Thousands of Basutos are Avatching ���  the operations.     Our casualties are  25 Avounded so far.   A fight is believed   to   have    occurred   in   the  direction of Dewetsdorp where the  Boers are in strong force AA'ith a lot  of guns and where is  their relief -  column.    ._ _./ .   t  Attempted fc'mcide.  New York, April 23.���Anita  Ifaight, who says she is a sister of  the late Margarett Mather, the actress tried to kill herself this afternoon with sulphate of morphia,  but did nofc succeed. Miss llaight,  with a friend, Miss Annie Dmcoll,  called at the Virginia hotel on her  Avay home, was taken ill and AA'as  remoA'od to the hospital. She' Aviil  probably recover. Miss Driscoll  said that Miss llaight had worked  hard to educate Miss Mather for  the stage, and since that time sho  had appeared disconsolate.  No Party Isines in Victoria.  Victoria, April 23.���[Special  to  The Tribune]���Hall, addressing the  convention tonight declared himself nofc a ConserA'ufcive ia federal  polities, but in support of the local  Conser\'ative association in its opposition to Martin. - CIi\-e-Phillips  Wolley's name Avas offei-ed as the  fourth on the ticket by "hidebound  Conservatives, bufc he received only  half the vote recorded for Hall, tlio  result; being a repudiation of tho  recent party lines resolution.  New Charity Bazaar.  Paris, April 23.--The salesrooms  of the charity bazaar, erected by  tho Count and Countess dc C'astel-  lainc ac a cost ol a million francs,  as a result of the charity bazaar  catastrophe in 1897 Avhen about L25  persons lost their lives o\A*ing to the  flimsy character of the temporary  structure, Avere inaugurated today  and blessed by Cardinal Richard,  the archbishop of Paris.  Inter-Collegiate Football,  New Haven, Connecticut, April  23.���The Yale football authorities  today announced that the date of  the next annual football game  between Harvard and Yalo has been  fixed for November 21th in Ncav  Haven. Tli is also determines tho  date of Princeton - Yale contest;  Avhich will be played at Princeton,  November 17th.  A Sudden Death.  York, April 23. ��� Rev..  II.   Bin try, pastor of Holy  Catholic church in West  22nd street, Avas found dead in his  room today, having succumbed to  heart disease.  Ni:w  Joseph  Trinity  Plague Infested Eats.  MeIjUOI'RNE, April 23.��� Plague  infested rats have been found at  the Brisbane, Auckland and Melbourne wharves. THE TRTBUNE:  NELSON B. C TUESDAY,  APRIL 24  1900  f  I_n<  k  5.5  I  "-!*'  i  Is  ll j  1$  1st  i'  1  NEW DRY GOODS STORE  KERR & CO.  We 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 $6.50, Ladies' Underskirts  in colors at $1 to $S.50, Ladies' White Underskirts at $1.50 to $4, Ladies'  Blouses at $1 to $3.50. The neAvest and best values are here for you in  Dress Goods and Silks.    Millinery the most up-to-date in the city.  Motto:    Good Goods, Cash aud One Price.  P. S.    Standard Patterns in stock.  MADDEN BLOCK,  BAKER STREET.  KERR  &   CO.  MENS  CHILDRENS  BOYS  Tailor-Made Clothing  Clothing, Overalls   and   Furnishings.    Every   article   of the finest  quality produced by the best manufacturers.  New  Patterns and  Colorings,  Latest Styles, Up-to-date  in every respect.  complete   variety   of Serges, Worsted, Cheviots, Tweeds  which to make a selection.  Prices to suit any and every purse.  EA'er since the commissioners declared that they would not grant  any boxing club a new license,  there has been the greatest hustling eA'er done bj' fight promoters  to secure enough political influence  to get the commissioners to change  their minds. If there is any chance  that the commissioners should refuse to grant the clubs licenses, it  would be a great bloAV to all interested in the sport, for a great many  contests are arranged to be fought  ou September 31st,( which thousands  Avant to see.  HUDSON'S BAY  from  BROWN    &    CO.   Hall Block, 296 Baker St.  Headquarters fop Portland Cement, Fire Bricks,  Fire Clay, American Cumberland Coal [Blacksmiths]  B. P. RITHET & CO., Ltd., Victoria  Special quotations given for curload lots  A. 13. GRAY, P. O. box 521, Nelson, IB. C.  Kootenay Agent  Splendid  Offerin  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.  INCORPORATED 1670.  Omir Leaders  In Ladles9  KM Gloves  Garry at $n<.25  rer at $1.2  0*'..00.00  >*>v �������_;; Va*  iti  iti  _-       0* -fi* ' 0* .fi* ��� fi* .00. fi*. '.    -, _     __  Xb., ' Va_* ��� Vs5r, ��� V&v ��� x___k ��� ^^ ��� *^_K ��� v___t_t ��� . ��� fi*  _2S# ^ ��� ^���� ^"v OS".* ^ ���_^_2_\_2^ ���___2i,___2^ "JS* ^ ���___2^' ^ -___2___>  fi*' fi* ��� 00' fi* -00- e* -0*' 00 ' fi*- 00 ' fi*' 00 'fi*  ^.  \��  W  3���>   Baker   Street  iti  iti  iti  Xlf  xti  iti  iti  X9J  iti  Annua! Spriqg 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.  Tapestry Carpet from  Brussels Carpet from  Axminster Carpet from  English Wilton from  Ingrain Carpet from   .  ' 5oc  up  $1.20  up  $1.25  up  $I.50  up  . 5OC  up  xlt  Xti  iti  Floor Oilcloth from    .     .    . 25c up  Window Shades from    .    . 40c up  Curtain P.oles from     .    .    . 40c up  Lace Curtains from      .    .    . 75c up  Art Rugs and Squares at all prices  Xlf  iti  Xlf  All Carpets sewed and laid free of charge  X��f  xti  iti  ^^  .>��_,. ���*���*. tn. . ��%. >���*.. -Jst*. Na^. >��__k . ^ . x& . X& . >��_k  _4g^ ^S&*^%> **&& s<3j&- /<9&> -oh*. _*S^ ,��g3> j*Q2s> j.��-g> -^3&  ��� ^0'. fi*.'fi*, ''.fi*'. fi* ��� fi*' 0* ��� fi*- fi*' ��� fi*' ��� fi*'��� fi*.  fi* .fi* .00 . fi* .fi* .fi* .00.,  SR*- ��3*- jfiBsr ^Bfc* ��__&-" G3*' fSbr '  %���� ��� *_&n ��� *��__��. ��� ^___y ��� ^B,, ��� \_B_y ��� V____, ��� '  *k_ ���>����.������.>���*. ���>��>��.  w  w  .lff>.(=2.C3.cS)-C=>-&-e2'(=:'>t=3'l=:'-C=>'  ^jS^^'S'SiS'SiBiS^'S  dozen Print Blouses in stripes of blue, black, pink, heliotrope.  s This season's make, and all fast colors. Special to clear, 50c  dozen   Print   Blouses, fancy stripes, fast  colors,  latest styles.  Special ,to clear, 75c  dozen  Percale Blouses, pique yokes,, striped or fancy patterns.  Special to clear. $1.25  Martin O'Reilly & Co.  Houston Block, Baker Street.  *  Cannot be beaten  The best values that money can  buy.  Hudson's Bay Stores  We have sold 75 per cent of all the  Portland Cement  Fire Brick and  Fire Clay  Used in Kootenay.  TELEPHONE 13  Alex Stewart  Room 3, Turner & Boeeh,Bloek. -  NELSON.  ��to f&zxhnm.  Them: was one point that premier  Mar Liu did nofc explain last night,  that; is, that lie was the solicitor of  the Canadian Pacific Railway Company at the time that company  .made the agreement with the  Uiitish Columbia Southern Railway  Company, under the terms of which  senator Cox and his associates acquired the Crow's Nest coal lands.  , lie  now  claims  that  Cox and his  . associates after spending $500,000  in developing mines on the land in  Question, should not have obtained  _title to the land. _This_is aa admis-_  'sion that Joseph Alartin, when acting as iwlawyer for private clients,  was wilKng to bunco tho people  with whom his clients did business.  Candidate Mackintosh in the  Rossland riding has threatened to  dispense with tho services of spellbinders Goodeve, Race, Bowes and  Tebo, aud securo instead the services of story tellers like Hector  McRae.   Tiik old Pack Train or Legal Tender   mineral  claim   near Rowland,  seems destined to keep itself before  the public.    For several years, with  varying  success-, diiTeient   parlies:  liave contended for the  possession  of ifc, in the eouifcs.    The refusal of  the  Semlin government to issue a  crown grant for tbe property was'  one of the reasons as-igned by the  lieutenant-governor for the government's dismissal.    Bufc  the calling  Of the   new government   has  not  hastened tho issuance of tho grant,  and the old mineral  claim  is now  completed     inter woven   with   the  present political tangle.  New Zealand Socialism.  The radical New Zealand government is buying out the big run-  ruuhokleis, splitting up the land  into 200 to 000 aero farms, and  actually helping workingmen to  nifike- a start   by advancing cash,  says an exchange. These men are  their own masters, and" have iio  need to take on outside work. Before the government took over the  Cheviot estate there were only  about 70 men employed by the  squatter as shepperds and roustabouts. Now there are over 2000  .people living on the same land, and  they are practically the landowners,  because the government lease of  0(J9 years is the, same thing as a  freehold. The workingmen are  getting so independent an employer  has to give way to them in almost  everything. The country of comae,  is going to the dogs.  Mexican Trade Increases.  Cm* op Mexico, April 22.���Satis-  tics showing great gains in Mexican"  trade ancl revenues have been published. In fifteen years the gold  value of imports has risen from $23,-  250,000 annually to $51,000,000.  Tho exports, which are reckoned on  a silver basis, have risen from $<i0,-  725,000 to $148,000,000. Tho total  federal revenue has risen from $37,-  021,000 to $00,275,000. Specimens  of platinum of excellent quality  have beon found near tiie  city of Oaxaca. English capitalists  aio buying the copper mines.  The rumored sale of the Cecil  Rhodes group of mines is denied  by tho London bank which was  handling the business for Rhodes.  Boston parties are looking over the  field foi tiie introduction of shoe  mantifacturing on the .American  plan and establishing tauuerios.  Goat skins and hides amounting to  many millions dollars are now shipped to the United1 States aud ifc is  believed that a large and profitable  busiuess can bo done here in tanning skins and making shoes on a  silver basis.  Mines  Real Estate  Insurance  "   Loans  Notary Public and Conveyancer.  Rents Collected, on Commission.  HOUSES FOR SAIjL'.  A fines comer, Staule} und Slincb Road, ��900,  S500 cash; balance 7 poi cent.   ( heap.  ��� lloiitu and  ��0111   meu  loLs>, uitdoi cultivation,  Hume Addition.   Money in tins.  Cottage, with modem impio\cinenls, coiner  of ViUoua and Hall sticets. '  Residence nnd lots on Cubonato streets.  Some lino large i evidences, with nice giounds,  ou Lake sheet.  LOTS FOR SALE.  A <ttai>���S10.30 will iiuiGhifec seven lots. All  very comcmenl.  Jiogtiitown lots on lino of Irunwrt., (liean, on  easy to) ms  Lots in vaiious pail=? of the town.  Money to lend at ~ per cent oji ccntial business pioportiesj with Oasj pajmonts.  Owneih list join propeHics, I havopnichasci*.  All illst class mining storks bought aud sold.  We also handle  Steel Mining Rails, r  Blacksmith's Goal, Sewer Pipe, Etc. #  . -���- o Wj  aw  ills, Limited  J.  EVANS & CO.  NELSON, B. C.  CS*.fS>,g2_.<Z>'.��?'.<=3.f=3���.&'.CZ*�����=*'(S..^.H  ��S*. ta. v.a,. eg" v_~,. ��__,. QSi - >ca ��� tev ��� *��_. ��� ,co, ��� *=�� ��� ft  M  REAL ESTATE AND  INSURANCE AGENTS  Garfden  Seeds  -���j-        ir-  Canada Drug & Book Go,  We are ready for your gardening. ,Fresh seeds in bulk, both  Vegetable and Flower Seeds, also  Lawn Grass and White Clover.  Prices same as Eastern Catalogues  Agents for J. & J. TAYLOR SAFES  Bogustown)   Fairview   Addition.  REAL ESTATE'  INSURANCE AND  GENERAL AGENT  First door west  of Bank of I)i 11 Ish  Columbia building.  Fighting in Now York,  Nkw  York, April 23.���Senator  Sullivan  arrived    in   town   today-  from Hot Springs, Arkansas.     It is  said   on   good   authority  that  lie  came here expressly to endeavor to  havo president York and the police  board reconsider its determination  not to isbiio renewals of licenses  to  the iigiit clubs of this eifcy,    Jt is  jjossible that fight licenses may   be  issued     tomorrow     as     a   result  of      senator    Sullivan's     conference    with    the    police    board.  GENERAL BROKER  4 doors west of Dominion Express- office.  P. O. JJok SOS.   Phones: Office 117, House 152  KOR HHYT  I'llreo, Tom and Se\en Itooii'od Houses.  KOIt SAMS  Houses' mid Lots in all puts of the city.  Monej to loul 6n impiovud icnl (sl.ite.  CYi"l  ami  get temis if  jou intend to buy or  buih!.  GENERAL BROKER  Canada Drug & Book Co.  NELSON  Kootenay   Coifee   Co.   NELSON. S.C__    Coffeo roasters aud doalern In Tea and Coffeo.  Offer fresh loasted coJieo of l)ot,t> quality as  follows:  Java and Arabian Maclm, per pound .?   40  Java and Mocha Bleud, 8 rounds  1 00  Fmo Santos, i pounds  1 IK)  S'uitos Blend, 5 poundo.  I 00  Our Special Blend, 0 poundfl  1 00  Our Uio Koast, 15 pouuda...  1 00  A trial ordor i-olicitcd. Salosroosn 2 doors eapfc  of Oddfollowfi block. Worn Dakar Ktroot.  HrbrASHOROFT  BLACKSMfTHiNG  AND EXPERT  HORSESHOEING  Wagon ropalring promptly attended to by a  ili'.t-ciiu.H wheelwright;.  Special attention given to all kinds of icp.tir-  irift and cnetom work from outside poi��th.  Shop:  Hall St., between Hake? and Vernon  GENUINE  FASHIONABLE  TAILOB  Workmanship and  quality- of goods %  best obtainable  Opposite Silver Kinf? Hotel, Hakcr street, Xelson  Tailoriiii  CLEANING  AND  HEP AIRING  Are prepared to furnish by rail, barge or teams  Dimension Lumber, Rough and Dressed  Lumber, Local and Coast Ceiling, Local and  Coast Flooring, Double Dressed Coast Cedar,  Rustic, Shiplap, Stepping, Door Jambs, Pine  and Cedar Casings, Window Stiles, Turned  Work, Rand-sawing, Brackets, Newel Posts,  Turned Veranda Posts, Store Fronts, Doors,  Windows and Glass. r  Get prices before purchasing elsewhere  Office Corner ffail at|d Front Streets  actory Hall Street Crossing C. P. R, Track  s Hall Street  YOUR OWN GOODS MADE UP  OLD CLOTHES MADE GOOD AS NEW  ARTHUR GEE  OpBORito Clarke Holrl.   MERCHANT TAILOR  CUT PRICES IS THE   ORDJi_R_OF_THK DAY   Ar>d I want to bo Jn it.   I havo just received  1 Ovoicocilliiffa, i cpio-  .... to choose from .made to  jour order at slices never bcfoi�� heard of in Ncl^  eon.  All tho lntebti fads in Fancy Vest in s?s for  JVJ'tJk   JL    HUIIU  \A1    _JUJ,_.J__ _.  -  F-ilI wimble? of Suitings and Ovoico-Uinfja, i epic-  bonhng a $10,000 stock ' ' '  fa  ���^���^.���^:._^-J_^^^-^--^  ��� 0 ' 0 ��� fBf ��� 0 ��� 0 ��� 0 .0- 0 - 0 -0- ^  SL. ��L- SL. &. &i ei. ��� ��L fit Sti SLi <��jl St-  Witr <S_^lr  n^__e_��"^______��- ^________r- ___________���___> .___________��n�� ^_________g ^J��-__. ___���________.!______________> ^Kfc. * ���  ����� ��:��� ��r> ����� ����� s% ��r; ar. s^ set: s^ ��?.i__v  TOWN  OF  m  fk 20 Miles east of the City of Nelson, and Terminus 2?  ���Ai A'F   ilia   W_3lonn_JRt__lfV.il y>   canfinn    rt-p ���'-  m  of the Nelson-Balfour section of  the Crow's Nest Pass Railway.  Fall and whiter.  Ladies' tailoiii  Lowcbl piices,  Ladies' tailoiing in all ita branches a Bpct-ialty.  Uooras 1 and 11, Hillyer block.  STEVENS, The Tailor  alace N|  J. T. FIFE & CO.  P. O. Box 560 NELSON  St7j0SEM��sCH00L  NELSON. P. C.  A boarding and day school conducted by tho  fcistcis o�� &L .Io eph of I'eas-O. It is situated at  tlio corner of _MiU and Josophino i troets in ono of  tho bos>t icsidcntial jioitions of Nelson, and is  cwily acce<!biblc fiom all paits of (ho city.  Tho course of stud> includes the f undfimcntal  and higher branches of thorough Kii��lif>li education: Husinesb comse���bookkeepiiiij, stenog-  raphj and tjpewnling. Science couis>e���iiiotic;  \ouuand instrumonl.il, diawmg, elc. Plain art  aud needlewoik, etc.  For terms and paiticulara apply lo the Sister  Superior.  Headquarters  for all kinds of  Fresh and Cured Meats,  A Tcnlui c vill bo made of tho poultry nnd  p.itne li\ul(>. Tlioy,will always bu ou hand during their season. >  Three dwelling houses for sale on easy terms.  One lot on Stanley sticet, opposite Royal  hotel, for sale at a biugain.  One &c\'cn-roomed house and ono three room  house for rent.  See ANNABLE  Nelson Business College  ir.isentetcd upon its si cond qiunlor with cn-  laigcd au oitimod.tliun and incioascd facilities  tor piomodilg llio inteiesth of student*..  Night classes jWond��ij, Wcdncs-day, and Friday  of each week. Register early. Room 7, Victoria  Block, Josephine street.  J. L.  PORTER, Prop.  1C9 Josephino Sfc.. between Eakcr and Vernon.  Telephone 159.  J^.   JOITSTEAD.  Contract ing Painters, Decorators, Papcrhangors.  Full lino of wallpaper, moulding;,, etc,   Kalso-  lu'iung and Tinting.   Stiictiy iii^t-elabs  work.  Fstimates furnished.  Residence STill Street,  Opposite School If ouso  Tins  ff_\  qx  fix  fa  fa  fa  f$X  if.  ^���*��.^__>->��_��  Business and Residential Lots ranging at prices  from $75 to $150 each.  Terms: Qne-lhird cash; balance 6 and 12 months.  fix  -fa  m  m  townsite is held jointly by tlio Canadiau Pacific Railway W  Company and T. G. Pt'octei'. (f)  Apply to FRANK FLETCHER, Land Agent 0. P. R., Nelson, m  or to T. G. PROCTER, Balder Street, fieison. Jjj  9-9-^^S-9-3S^t��9-iS^i'  .0,0-0.0*0, 0.0.  ___as-j��'  Head Office at  nelsoh, b; C.  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers in Meats  NELSON, B. ���.  er  o.  PAPER HANGER, GLAZIER,  PAINTER, ETC.  CHIMNEY SWEEPING  Office Ward Streot Opposite Opera Honse  Fruit and Ornamental Trees  Rhododendrons, Roses, Fancy Kvcigreens  JMapcnolus, ] iul In, no w crop tested seeds, for spring  plunUntf. Lai'ffcst and ino^t complete stock in  Went ern Canada. Call and mako j our selections  or send for catalogue. Addious ut tho nuibcry  giounds and tfroenhoube.  M. J. HENRY.  300G Wostiaiiiater Road, Vaucouvor, B. O.  Markets at   Nelson,   Rossland,   Trail,  Kaslo, Ymir,   Sandon,  Silverton, New,  Denver, Revelstoke, Ferguson, Grand'Forks, Greenwood, Cascade City, Midway, and Vancouver.^  Mai! Orders Promptly Forwarded  ALL KINDS OF  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  Baker Street, Nelson R   Q_   TRAVES,   Mm&ge?  ORDERS BY MAIL RECEIVE CAREFUL AND FROMPT ATTENTION.  Blank Books Manufactured and Books and Magazines bound  and re-bound at The Tribune Book Bindery, Burns Block." THE TRIBUTE:  KELSON B. G., TUESDAY,  APRIL 24, 1900  o  o  BANK OP MONTREAL  CAPITAL, all paid up.. $12,000,000  REST     6.000,000  Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal ...President  Hon. George A. Drunimond Vice-President  K. S. Clouston General Manager  NKLSON BRANCH  Corner llaker and Kootenay Streets.  THE BANK OF  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  NELSON  Imperial Bank of Canada  HEAD   OFFICE, TORONTO.  Hranchcs in Loxnox (England) Nkw York,  Chicago, and all tho principal cities in Canada.  Buy and sell Sterling Exchango and Cablo  Transfers.  Grunt Conimorcial and- Travelers' Credits,  available iu any part of tho world.  Drafts Issued, Collections Made, Etc.  Saving's Bank Branch  CUKUK.N'T IIATK OK IXTHUHST I'AID.  ODD    PHILANTKOPHISTS.  Is now prepared to issue Drafts and  Letters of Credit on Skaguay, U. S.,  Atlin, B. C, and Dawson City, N. W. T.  Ib is a fact that has been revealed to tho world by their whole  course of life that most of tho men  who havo in modern times invented  tlio most deadly means of killing  their fellow men have been persons  of the mildest manners ���and pursuits, and often of the most philanthropic disposition in their private  capacity. .        '  r  .,'Chassepot, the inventive French-,  maiii who supplied his countrymen ���  with the deadly rifle that cut off  some tens of  thousands of sturdy  Germans, retired with the remuauts  of  the fortune  his manslayer had  brought him to the French Riviera,  where, as the proprietor of a large  hotel, he was notable for distributing all the surplus food daily to the  poor  of the district and for being  the honorary trustee and  weekly  visitor  of  the  local  hospital.    He  was a man of the mildest manners,  and w^e11 the late duke of Hamilton, cwho was one of the guests of  his hotel, wanted to have an injured  horse poisoned out of the way by  "the  doctor who accompanied him,  M.   Chassex^ot   pleaded-'eloquently'  that the   only   merciful   form   of  ���death.was from a "Chassepot rifle"  and bullet.    He left"-most  of the  ahoney remaining to him to the poor.  Dr.  Gatling,' the inventor of the  murderous  instrument, that bears  "Jiis name, is, says the Loudon Daily  .Mail, a benign_and very mild and  patriarchal looking man of science,  who had for a long time been chiefly  (occupied in perfecting an automobile steam plow, and it is not long  since that he���as to whom it is asserted that his gun has killed 300,-  {500 human being's���devoted his inventive   brain  to devising a new  means "for  roasting an  ox whole,  such an appliance being required  for a huge Sunday school picnic.  He acted as the chairman of many  philanthropic societies, which ��� he  liberally supported with money he  had solely derived from the man-  killer.  No more secretand deadly weapon  has  ever  been    devised than   the  Whitehead torpedo,  which   really  embodies hundreds of separate inventions, and yet the wliole leisure  of the very kindly and placid gentleman who is responsible for it has  been spent iu gardening and flower  cultivation.     Mr.  Whitehead once  himself declared at a Cottage Gardening  Association  meeting   that,  tho  ueeessary funds for existence  apart,, he derived more pleasure in  carrying  off  pri/.es  for   vegetable,  cultivation than he did from the inV  ternational honors the awful torpedo brought him.    When,.as the  English manager' of some engineering works in Austria, he first took  up the subject of the torpedo, at  the crude suggestion of an Austrian  officer,  he  more than once nearly  abandoned it again because it kept  him  entirely away from  his  gardening.  The inventor of the scarcely less  deadly    torpedo   known    as    the  "Brennaii" is as easy going, genial  and   charitable a  inan as any one  could   meet   with.      Originally   a  watchmaker in Melbourne, the idea  of the manslayer came to him quite  as  an   inspiration,   aud   when   at  Erith in 1S94 he fainted at the sight  of a workman who had been crushed by a crane while he. was present  the naval officers present smiled in  a puzzled sort of way���just as did  also  certain  newspaper  men   who  were   present aud    recorded   the  affair���and    said  to    each   other:  "And this is the mau who devised  one of the most horrible engines of  dcstiuction    known  to    warfare!"  Mr.  Brennan is still only a young  man, and he is a most earnest supporter of charitable societies.  Mr.    Loc,   associated    with   the  .names of others iu connection witJi  rifles  that have  cut off  so many  thousands of lives' of Jate-years, is  Capital Authorized  Capital Paid up  Rest  $2,500,000  82,391,863  81,554,710  , It. Wilkie, Goaoral Manager.  E. Hay, Inspector.  Nelson Branch���Burns Block, 221 Baker Street  J. M. LAY, Manngor.  so earnest a worker in religious  movements in America that he  often occupies a pulpit at various  places in New England, and as far  west as Chicago. This is his sole  purpose when he is not inventing  machines that are calculated to  make widows and orphans by tho  hundred thousand.  The lives of such makers of man-  killers  by   the wholesale   as  lord  Armstrong, sir Frederick Abel and  baron Krupp are marked by continuous philanthropy and love of  their kind.    Lord  Armstrong   has  given  something  like. ��200,000  to  charities of late years, he has also  spent a fortune, made out of cannon  that shatters man to pieces; in refurnishing an ancient castle that is  to serve as the place where men's  bodies are built'np. . Baron Kriipp  looks after the workmen in his employ,  who spend theiiv whole, time  in turning out articles to destroy  other people's lives as though they  were his children, .to be protected,  in grandmotherly style from every  ill, physical or moral, that can befall.  H. Macdonald, the fireman, was firing at the tiino. He found himself  thrust off the platform and being  shoved along by the trucks. His  legs and body aro badly bruised and  he received a severe shaking but no  bones, broken. Engineer Somers  was found with his legs still in the  cab. As the air brake Avas on, it is  certain that his last act Avas an attempt to avert the accident by  stopping his train. Two freight  cars were derailed and smashed up.  Wanted to be a Hero.  Atchison, April 23.���In the  trict   court  Thomas   C.  dis-  Woerman  Nelson Opera House  April 26th and 28th  at 8:30 o'clock  Matinee April  27th  at 2:30 o'clock  Fatal Railway Accident.  Revelstoke Herald.  ��� The sad news was wired 'to. town  early  yesterday   morning   that   a  freight train   had  encountered   a  rockslide near Beavermou th and the  engine had rolled oyer,,killing its  driver, R. Somes, in the fall and injuring   fireman   Macdonald.     The  work delayed the No. 1 for nearly  three hours and. the dead man and  Ins injured comrade were brought  down on her.    The principal injury  and   the   one   which-- presumably  caused his death was a wound on  the right temple, as if^caused by  striking a rock'in his fall from the  engine.     The  breast was   bruised  but  not crushed.    It is not really  known how the accident happened.  The freight train was coming west,  about three miles east of Beaver-  mouth at about 2.30 a. m., E. Bon-  gard    being  the   conductor.     The  engine must haA'e struck a rock in  the track and turned completely  over.    The front brakesman went  over Avith it and escaped unhurt.  H. M. S.  FULL CAST  CHOBUS OF 50 VOICES  Orchestra of 15 Pieces  Elegant Costumes  Special Scenery  Prices, $1.00 and 75' Cents, General  admission 50 Cents.  Matinee 50 Cents, Children 25 Cents.  AUCTIONEERS.  9M  Saw Mill  Acting* under instructions, which will be produced at the time of sale, Messrs. Chas. A. Waterman  & Co. will offer for sale by public auction, on " -    *  Thursday. May 3rd  a   2:30 o'clock in th& 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 Rykert's Landing, consisting of f -  SO��Hopse Power Boilep, Lane & Bodley, makers  25-Horse Power  Engine* ������"  Top Rig1  Saw Mill, Griffith Sc Wedg'e, makers  Planepj Macgregor & Gourley5 makers  Edger, Circular Saws, Belting1, Box of Tools, Mitchell Wagon, etc.,  all of which will be- sold where they stand.   Everything is in1 good condition.   The plant can be inspected on the ground.  Terms: One-third cash on the drop of the hammer, and the balance upon delivery of bill of sale.  zns&gxiBieEssBiasassssas&ia  For further particulars apply to  Comic Opera  pleaded guilty to the charge of  burning the costly residence of J.  C. Fox, a prominent citizen, and  was sentenced to serve eighteen  years in the penitentiary. He admitted that the Fox family had been  very good to. him and that he set  fire to the house in order to play  the part of a hero by rescuing  the family and thereby make his  employer think that his kindness  had been bestowed worthily. After  Woerraau had been sentenced he  said : "I pleaded guilty because I  hated to face tho members of the  Fox family, who had been so kind  to me." Woerman was a reader of  cheap novels.  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 18 NOT IN STOCK  WE WILL MAKE IT FOR YOU  CALL AND GflT PRICES.  AMERICAN  AND  EUROPEAN  PLANS,  Wholesale  Houses  NELSON  B.C.  MEALS  CENTS  ayward  IIALL AND LjVKE STREETS, NELSON  Porto Rico Lumber Go.  (LIMITED)  J.  Successors to  A. DE WAR & CO.  Rough and  Dressed  Lumber  Shingles  Mouldings  A-1 White Pins Lumber Alwajs in  Stoc!^.  We' carry a complete stock of  Goast Flooring, Ceiling, Inside Finish, Turned Work, Sash and Doors*.  Special order work will, receive  prompt attention.    -  Porto Rico LumberGo. Ltd.  Contractors and Builders  WILL'DO WKLL TO  \ Buy Their Lumber  -" AT r  G. 0. Buchaqan's  A large stock nf first-class firy material on  hand, also a full line of sash, doors, mouldings,,  turned work, etc.  Factory Work fa Specialty  Yard.   Foot) of Hendryx streot), Nelson  Telephone. 81    Jo^H   ^8,   kg@1\t  coaLT   coal i  GREAT REDUCTION  "$976518���^"*^" "$6715  Sard Coal  Anthracite  DELIVERED  ���i KTXVtlOSS  33  G. W. West & Oo.  "  SEALED TENDERS  v ill be iccoived by thu undersigned "I' I'll April  Sl.lh for rlliving IU00 feet of tumid with an drills  nt. Uiu Yellowstone mini). Specifications and  P.irtscui.trs win IjO obtained ut thu mine, near  ,S.i!iny.  'J UK YELLOWSTONE MIXCS, LIMITF.D,  Salmo, J'. C.  " "NOTICE"OF^DISSOLUTION;  Notice )>- huioby (riven that, tlio pin tner-.hfp  herutofoio existing bctvvteii llie uiidcr.s-igned as  LciiiiiiLurn ami freighters under the ilirn wminof  The Nelson Tiansier <��� oinnunv luv. this, day )��y  mutual consent heen dissolved.  All debts due If) (lie <.,ik! III m aie to he paid to  the nmlei signed John T. Wilson and Kennel li A.  l-orbus, who have awnned and will pay otl'all  thi' liabilities of Iho mid Ilrm.  Dated ut- Xelson, ii, C'.^tlu* -'Ith day of .March,  I'M). ALVIN O. FLKOK.  ('.. H. McDOHMAX.  K. A. I-'ORHK.S.  .1. T. WILSON.  Witness, P. K. Wilson, Solk-Uoi, .Nolson, B. C.  LAND~ NOTICE."*"  Notiuc is licicby pivon lhat.tflci one month I  will make application to the Chief Coiinnisstunei  of Lands mid Wdik>{ to pun hiwj foil} ncies ot  land m the distiict of M est .Kootenay in thi;  pi om rite of HiUisli Columbia, situated nn Ihe  east sulti of Kootenay laki% between Look hail  and Lafiance < tcuks- us follow1-��� ('oniiiKjiicIng  al a post on Uto beach iii.u keil "Initial Post (olm  Liiidl.i vv \s X. W. Coi ni'i," tiiijiii e southerly aloof,'  the lake .JO chains, thence wi*tei!y -f* i hum >,  IhPiii'o noitheily '.id rh.inii. llienee wo.tcily JO  chains to the plate of buffimunff.  JOllX 1jAII>I..\W.  Dal ed at Xelson, II. (J., (his Sid <U} of April,  11)00.  land'notoe."  Xolito is hi-iehj KH'cn, (hat .iflerone mrmth I  will make application to the C hief Coiumissiorier  of Lands nml Works to pmeha*r otu1 Imndied  and si\t\ acn>s of land in tin Insln.'I nf West  KooIcimu in the Province of Hntixli f'ylulnhia,  silltaleil mi tin west side of Kootenay lake, on  Ihmlder t-reik, (iliont I wo miles sonlh of Dnlfom:  t mnmrncinf? at Initial 1'fisl uiaikod "John Huik.  N: K, Coiiici,' theme utst si\ij-,*((iu- elnuns,  thente Mould tuonlj Ih/1 ih.uii-., them-e east  si\tj-foui cljaiiis,thence uoithtHentj-JHoeb.uns  to the Indian W. JOilN J1URK.  Dated at Ncluon thih 7th day ot April, liXW.  IIOOjMS LIGHTED BY ELECTRICITY  AND HEATED BY STEAM  25 CEXTS TO $1  321 to 331 Baker Street, Nelson.  BA^ER STREET. NELSON.  Lighted by Electricity and  ed with Hot Air.  Heat-  .ERATED AND MINERAL WATERS.  ITIHORPE & CO., LIMITED.���Corner Vernon  -*��� and Cedar streets, Nelson, manufacturers  of and wholesale dealers in terated waters and  fruit syrups. Sole agents for Halcyon Springs  mineral water.   Telephone GO.  ~ ASSAYERS'   SUPPLIES.  TXT F. TEETZEL & CO.-Corner Baker and  vv ���   Josephine streets, Xelson, wholesale dealers in   assayers  supplies. ^Agents for Denver  Firo Clay Co. of Denver, Colorado.  :: CIGARS.     "  TT-OOTEXAY CIGAR MANUFACTURING  *���*��� CO.���Corner Baker and Hall streets. Nolson, manufacturers of "Royal Soal" aud "Kootenay Belle" brands of cigars.  COAL.  /-N ROW'S NEST PASS COAL COMPANY.���  ^ Wholesale dealers in coal and coke. Charles  St. Barbe, Agent, Baker street. Nelson.  COMMISSION MERCHANTS.  . EVAJsTS Sc CO.���Baker streot. Nelson,  wholesalo dealers in liquors, cigars,  cement. Are brick and Oro clay, water pipe and  steel rails, and general commission merchants.  ELECTRICAL   SUPPLIES.  KOOTENAY ELECTRIC SUPPLY & CONSTRUCTION COMPANY���Wholcsaledonl-  H.J  ers in telephones, annunciators, bells  llxtures, etc., Houston block, Nelson.  batteries,  Large comfortable bedrooms and~ flrst-clasa  dining-room. Sample rooms for commercial men.  RATES $2 PER DAY  W|rs. E; 0. Clarke, Prop.  :.I.ATE OF THE ROYAI, IIOTEL, CALGARY  WaverSy Hotel  This popular hotel has been thoroughly  renovated and enlarged, and is now one  of the most comfortable hotels in the  eity. It has 10 nicely furnished and we'l  lighted rooms, heated with hot air. The  dining; room, i.s second .to none in. Xelson.  RATES REASONABLE. '  FLOUR AND FEED.  BRACKMAN & KER MILLING COMPANY  LTD.���Front street. Nelson, wholesale dealers in flour, oatmeal, etc., and hay and grain.  Mills at Edmonton, Victoria, and Now Westminster.  FEED & PRODUCE CO.-Baker  street. Nelson (George V. Motion's old  stand). Flour, Feed, Grain, Hay and Produce.  Car lots a specialty. Correspondence solicited.  Phone 20.  rpA'YLOR  C. A. PROSSER, MANAGER  A Big Schooner  OF  BEER OR  HALF-AND-HALF  FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  BURNS &   CO.���Baker  stroet,   Nelson,  wholesale dealers in fresh and cured meaU.  Cold storage.  P.  GROCERIES.  MACDONALD & CO.-Corncr Front and  Ball streets, wholesale grocers and  jobbers in blankets, gloves, mitts, boots, rubbers,  niackinaws and miners' sundries.  A.  KOOTENAY  SUPPLY   COMPANY,   LIMITED���Vernon   street,  XTelson,   wholesale  grocers.  ALWAYS  FRESH  10c  ALWAYS  COOL  Tho best glass of beer to bo had in Nelson ia at  '     THE CLUB HOTEL  Corner Silica and  StanleT Streets.  E. ��l, CURRAN, Prop.  IVJadcien \\ouse  Baker and Ward  -  Streets, Nelson  fOHN CHOLDITCH & CO.-Front street, Nel-  "    son,'wholevilo grocers.  "Ci   R. STEWART & CO.���Warehouses on C.' P.  ���*- ���   R.  track, foot of Stanley street,, Nelson,  wholesalo dealers in provisions, produce   and  fruits.   Cold-storage.   Agents Armour & Co.'s'  bacon, hams, lard and other products.  T Y. GRIFFIN Sc CO.���Kront street, Nelson,  " ��� wholesale dealers in provisions, cured  meats, butter and eggs.  HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.  TT BYERS & CO.���Corner Bakorand Josophino  ���*-��������� streets, Nelson, wholosalo dealers in hardware and mining supplies. Agents for Giant  Powder Co.    HARDWARE COMPANY���  . Nelson, wholesale dealers in  hardwaio and mining supplies, aud water and  plumbers' supplies.   VANCOUVER HARDWARE COjMPANY,  LIMITED���Baker street, Nelson, wholesale  dealers in hardware and mining supplies, plumbers and tinsmiths' supplies. Agnnts Ontario  Works.   AND DRY GOODS.  CO.���(Jornor Vernon  ijaune ^s-'.ieet!-. Nelson, wholesalo  dealer^ .��� In;uurs, cij-Mrsarnl diy goods. Agents  for Pabst Itrowing Co. of SIdwaukue and C'al-  g!xr> Brewing Co, ot Calvary.  LAWRENCE  Baker St.,  LIQUORS  Turner, bi:eton &���:  and Josephine .s-tieeu  Tho only hotel In Nolson that baa remained  under one management hince 1890.  Tho bed-rooms are well furaisood and lighted  by electricity.  The bar is always stocked by the besti dom a-  tlc and imported hquori and cigars.  THOMAS MADDEN, Proprietor.  B. C. HOTEL   erie, b.  C.  First-class in every respect. Choicest wines,  liquors and cig.irs. Every comfort for transient  and resident guests,  HEADQUARTERS FOR UNION MEN.  ' JOSEPH CAMPBELL, Proprietor..  PAINTS   AND   OILS,  NELSON- HARD WARS  COMPANY-Baker  atrect���Wholesale dealers in paints, oils;  and   bnibhcs  Kootenay.  of all kinds.    Largest stock iu  POWDER, CAPS AND FUSE.  HAMILTON POWDER COMPANY���Bakor  eueet, Nelson, manhfacturers of dynamite,  spotting, stumping and black blasting powders,  wholesalo dealers in caps and fuse, and electric  blasting apparatus.   SASH AND DOORS.      '  NELSON SAW AND PLANING MILLS.  LIMITED-Corner Front and Hall streets,  Nelson, manufactuiert of and wholesale dealers  in fcash and doors; all kind's of factory work made  to order.   TENTS   AND   AWNINGS:  NELSON TENT AND AWNING FACTORY���  lUkerhtroet, XcWm Mnnulactn.ei-jof nil  kinds of tent*., awnings, and omv.w goods.  P.O. BoxT'i.   Thoo. "  v ���  awnings,  . Mudson, propntitor.  Vernon Street, Nelson.  SMOKE  ROYAL SEAL  AND  KOOTENAY BELLE  CIGARS  ���  l^botenay Cigar W!fg. Oo.  nelsov, nuifiait coT.usinu  R. EEISTERER & CO*  IIHBWKtiS j\NJ> nOlTTjEItS OK  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  Prompt and regular  delnery to iho trade  Brewery at Nelson  elson   Wine   Go.  CHOICE WINES AND LIQUORS  Special attention given to faintlj Inula  ^tt&u     PRANK A. TAMBLYN  Nelson, jj. V- ma.vagkk  SAWMILL   FOR   SALE.  The saw mill and plant lately owned by Joseph  T. Uoheits, at Rikcii i lj.tiidi:ig. and <onsisting  of a. !��horse po'wei Iioiler, un^uu*. Gritllth &  Wedge lop-rig s.n\i!i!)l, odgoi, pUner, helling,  elx;., etc., will !jo hold where they now fctund.  ADpIy to  ^TAYLOR & HANNINGTON, Solicitors.  WINES AND CIGARS.  CALIFORNIA WINE COMPANY,' LIMI-  ,TED���Coiner Fionr, and Hall (.treots, Nelson, wholesalo dealers tn wines (case and bulk)  and domostic and imported cigars.  engTneees!  OlfARLES PAHICFR-MlnniBiind milling en.  ginccr.   West B.ikoi- street, NuKon.  FRATERNAL SOCIETIES.  'NELSON LODGE, NO. 23, A. F. & A, M.  Moots second Wednesday In each month.  Sojourning brethren Invited.  idge. No,  . 0. O. V.  KNIGHTS OF PYTItIAS--Nelson Lo<l��  ���j!5, ICuights of Pythias, meets in J.  Hall, corner Baker and ICooteuay streets, every  Tuotday evening at 8 o'clock. Visiting Kuiglits  cordWIy iuvitpd to attoiid. R. G. Jo>, K. of R��  & 8.   Lr'onai d Scot I, C. C.  NKLSON U O. L., No. 1692. meeU in I, O. O. F.  Hull, comer Baker and Kootonay streets,  1st and .3rd Friday of each month. Visiting  hrothern cordially invited. K. Robinson, W. M.  W, Citiw fuid> Recoidiiig Sccrttarj.    NELSON j-ERIB, Numbor 22, Fraternal Order  of Eagles-, moots every bccoud and fourth  Wednesday lneach snouth   in Fratorulty Kail.  VislUng braihron wolcomo.   W, GOstiull, Presl "  dent.   I'hurlcs Piowor, Secrotarj.  TRADES   UNIONS.  NELSON MINERS' UNION NO; 96, W. F. Ot  M.���Meets in mitiern' union roojns, north-  ea-ttcorner Victoria itnd Kooji'uay streets, every  Saturday evening at S o'clock. Visiting members welcome. ST. K. Movvutl. j'lcsident. James  Wilkes, SeciuUiry.   IcLSON  PAIXTEifs' UNION-Tho  rcgnlar  meeting of  t!ie   I'.iinti'i's'   Union  is  held  every Wcdiiesd.i}   e\  tcrs''Uiiion hall, behl   Skatbo. incident.   Alfred Tuinei  N  ening ..!~T.:t0, in tho P.un-  t��l tiic'.'linko hotel. T. o.  seeret.iiy.  TIRADES AND LABOR COUNCIL.-Tho I'egii-  J- lar meetings of tiie Xokon Trade, and Labor  Council T.vill he held in tho Illinois' union bull,  corner of Victoria and Kootenay si rcot.s, on the  ihst and third Thursday of each month, ab  7.��)p. in. G.J. Thorpe, Piovutcnf. J. H.Jl.Uhe-  sun. Hcciquiry.   THK regular meetings of the Carpenters' Union  aio hold on Wednesday cvunng of each  week, nt T o'clock, in the .Unier-." l/iiion hull cor-  nar Victoria and Kootenay siipels. U. Robinson, President.   Jaim-n Colling. Secretary.  BARBERS' Ij'NIOV. Ntlsnn fniou. No. I'm of  lln-IntiTiuttionnl Joimiijmen B.ubei's L'n-  roif nf Amotion, meet--, everj Hist and thud Mon  dav uf u.icli month in ."Uinci s- (. mon Hall, corner  ofVutoiii .mil Koutciki} sired-, at Jb.;��t p.m.  sharp. Vi^iung biothois I'outialty invited to  nticnd. .1.11. il.itlicson. Piesidem. W. S. Hcl-  villc, Heciut.irj.  LAWRI'K^' i;NK)N- -Velson I-iborcivs' Pro-  lectivu L'mcin. So. f\-2l, A. V. of I... meets in  Mincis' I'jnun Hall, nnillieisi <uincr of Victoria  and ICootciia.v s|iee.s. on Hie liint and thirdMon-  d,iv of null month, at b pin, sh vrp. Vwitilig  intnihiis of the j^iuciloiui Kedeiatioli eordinlly  invited to iittuud, John Mullen,' Pnxsident.  Peioj SliukelUm, SSeeiolftrj-.   GK5AK MAKBRS' UNION meet*. 1st Tuesday  in cvcry month m the W. V. M. halh    Kxeo-  nlneboiiil mcetscverj Saturtlny. THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON, B. C, TUESDAY APRIL 24  1900  _a  !%���-  iik  - Jpf.-.  , iii    ���-  ���I'  Ni  si-.  mv  m  ���i-i  W  IP  U  1st  i!  ubber 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  ,.*.-*j��;*^gii^:S^*^^;��-g2*^ 'S'^'J'-S'-S'^'il'S'S'TS'-Tif'^i  (|<.w ����.��������.���**���'����.��� ��k ��� >^ ��� ~ 5^ ^w^ "0"- 0.0-0^0- 0-0-0-0-0-0 y-^y  >amethra2r New  EVERY WEEK  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti   iti ~"   Hi .      And in order io make room for our new  Jr  goods  we must dispose of a few.    We are  xlfo prepared,cmy Kootenay friends, to let you  How Dover Disposes of Mail Orders  Xlf  iti  Hi  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  Ui  U)        By having a first-class jewelry manu-  Xti factory with the best of mechanics, and our  Hf watch making department has no equal.  xti We are prepared to make anything and  xti everything in our line with a guarantee.  ^y All mail and express orders receive our  (ti prompt attention.  iti    xti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  inspect the latest and most complete up-to-  date stock in British Columbia.    We invite  you all to examine them, and know you will   \ti  not  only  be  satisfied  with  the   goods  but   Hi  prices also. MJ  Hi  iti  xti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  Ui  iti  CITY LOCAL NEWS  $ Jacob Dover, Tiie Jeweler $  Xti NELSON, B. C. Hi  '<ie_-_. ���^���^���^���^���^���^-^ '-S-a'iS' gf'flr-tf'"j_T"g' "'��-'�����'�� ���*���>��''��-�������-  ���*8- 0-0-0' 0-0- 0-0- 0-0- 0-0 C>9.?"ff.?.^.'S.?.'?"8?<'7.8^'  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 15cs 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 IDry Goods line.  are  Av FERLAND & CO.  ELLIOT BLOCK, BAKER STREET,  __L_ _-JL.���L. IT*, i  The committee in charge of the  excursion Iu Kaslo on May'.'ltli, is meetinff Willi  every encouragement iu iho iiorfeeUntr of tho  aiTm.Kon.cnl.-i which ko to make such uHiiirs a  success. It. looks us if line weather will he Iho  only rcc|iiisito to make it thu mo.st successful excursion in the history of Xelson.  The mill at  the Granite  is  now  running smoothly und is reducing more oro daily  than Ihe shifts can lake out. The luumiKcincnt.  is experimenting with a cyanide plant.  William P. Kenibbs, United States  consular agent at Nelson, left last night on thirty  days' leave of absence, lie will visit Jloston,  Mass., and Washington, 1). C. before returning.  II. V. JMoIjOan will have charge of the ofllce during Mr. lCenibbs' absence.  Julius Iteisterer was the fortunate holder of ticket Ki, which won the Greener  liatnincrless gun rallied on Saturday night.  The staff at  the  Poorman  mine  now numbers ilfty. A bunk-house is being erected  to accommodate 100 men, and when this i.s complete the crew will be largely increased.  Hugh S. Gilmore, western representative of the Waterous Kngino Works Company, is in the city and commenced yesterday to  get the city's new road roller iu shape for work.  Before the outfit was shipped from Brantfoid it  was given a thorough test by the company's engineer and was in such shape when it arrived in  Nelson I hat Mr. Oilmoro only.required to get up  steam and open tho throttle.  R. L. Armit htid a successful day's  fishing yesterday afternoon. He brought back  seven nice trout, weighing fli pounds. They  ���were caught with a fly.  A trifling accident occurred on  the Nelson & Kml Sheppard load near Roberts'  ranch on Sunday afternoon as theafteinoon ti.un  was pulling down the incline. A box car nc\t to  the lot ornotn e'l unipcd tho tiaek and brought up  ag,un-,t the upper side of tho cut with a clash.  The car was icplaced during Ihe night and haf-  hc was not delated. Hud the car left the rails on  the lower Mdc the sequel would have been moie  seiious, as at that point there is a di op of 1.T0 feet.  J. C Drowry of Moyie, will be a  candidate at the next pro\ incial elections, according to the Mojic Leader. The same aulhonty  states thatMr Diowij will fiuor the letention  of the eight-hour low. ���>        0*  Lieutenant Beer has received a  letter fiom corpoi.il Woiloy, who had chaigc of  the Nelson recruits tor Ihe I'Nquimalt gamson,  sajing that all Ihe Vclsonbojsaro well. Coipoial  Woilej was continued in his lank, and is now  soiuoi lull eoipor.il, and next in the line ot pio-,)/  motion lo sci cant's rank. /J(  The matteis entered at the mining lccoidcr's oflicc j cstci day were The ijord  Nelson minoial claim, located between Hall and  Pnowshoo uceks, fiom F��� A. I?i\en to T.N.  Rixon , the Tiout, Michigan,'.Bluebird, Loina  Doone and Randolph claims fiom CJf. Dough-  ton to Julius Jiuindt, and the bame c'aiins from  Brandt to the Montana Gold Mining Company  of Spokane. Thomas ,T. Duncan of Nelson Jiled  a notice that he had an agreement 'with H.  bweidfegei foi the purchase of the Eureka  uuncial claim and warning all partiesnot to purchase the claim in question. -���  A motion .was made by defendant Vat i.efoionidgc Toi in yestcid.ij in tho action of P. Ucnelle \s. A. G. Vo\ to dismiss tho  suit \wth costs, to b<i\es defendant's counter  claim for ��A53 lcft-wcd to the iegi*.trar for adjustment and to have a ludgmenb cntoicd ac-  cQidingJy. ���lhe case in question was lned before tho county com t and coi lain questions submitted to the jury v> ei o answered in fa\ or of defendant, hence .jestcidai's motion. His. honor  made the oider as upplied for.  An   application    was    tiiade   in  chambeis }c$tcidny to di-miss the atlion of  Matheson \b. Smith and Matheson vs Dunn,  A. M. Johnson appearing for the applicants and  J. II. -Bowes for contra. Thu motion was dismissed w ith CObtS.  Kid-McDonald, who took French  1cm e fiom the piovmcial jail on Satuiday, has  not been appichonded. McDonald headed for  the Slocan to avoid Bobson, where he is well  know n, nnd hasj a fair chance to get clear away.  c   The regular, weekly meeting  of  Nelson Lo-'ge No. 25, K. Of P., will not he held  this evening, as the unpro'v omenta to the hall aio  not jet finished.  The suit of the Merchant's Bank  of Halifax \i Nolson Saw & Planing Mills,  Limited, has been appealed to the supreme court  of Canada. ^  The Nelson Rifle Association has  applied for membership in the Dominion Rifle  Association and tho Canadian Military Rifle Association, the two gieat shooting oiK.mi/alions  In tho Dominion. The Donuivon Ritle Associa  tion holds iiniti lies annual]} at which the.best  marksmen in Canada compete, and the Nelson  men will be eligible to enter the Iistr,. If the  local mctnbeis shoot up to last jcars standoid.  thoy would stand an excellent chance of gelling  inside the moiic,\ in these_e\enth. The Oiui.tdian  Mflftuij Rifle Atnoemtion is fo>'members of the  militjac\cl(isi\c)) and every unit in (ho suvice  can enter teams io compete for the costly  trophy oilejed annually.  " Lee Coombs returned to Rossland  on last night's ti.un, not because of ennui or a  longing to ictuin io lhe cares of business, but  siinjily to help keep the laboring men of his torni  ih lino for camhdutc .Mackintosh.  The opponents of mayor Houston  .ay ho uses hih position tociuploj men (hatwill  holphiiii in jiolitic". The men woik ing on the  streols nt prcMint, however, do uot woik like  jiolitioianH.               made with the Queen's hotel to  supply the luncheons for the approaching meeting of sy.u-d and  that the Oddfellows hall be reserved for the evening reception.  Tlit report was adopted.  Appeals at the Full Court.  The following appeals in actions  tried at Nelson will be heard on  May 21 before the full court of the  supreme court of the province:  Robert A. Kerr, appellant, vs.  Oddfellows Building aud Investment Co., respondents, Taylor &  Hannington for appellants, Elliott  ifc Lennie for respondents.  William Grutchfield, respondent,  vs. Harbottlo appellant, Galliher  & Wilsou for respondent, Taylor &  Hannington for appellants.  J. II. Vanstone, respondent, vs. A.  B. Buckworth, appellant, Taylor ��fc  Hannington for respondent, It. M.  Macdonald for appellant.  S, Oppenheimer, respondent, vs.  The Brackman & Kerr Milling Company, Limited, appellant, Elliott &  Lennie for respondent; Taylor ifc  & Hannington for appellant.  Blundell, appellant, vs. Muir, respondent, J. H. Bowes for appellant,  Galliher <fc Wilson for respondents.  Anderson et al, respondents, vs.  Godsal, appellant, Galliher & Wilson for respondents, A, Whealler,  Kaslo, for appellant.  New Train Schedule.  The new time card went into  effect on the Nelson & Fort Shep-  jmrd road, yesterday. In future the  evening train will, arrive at the  mountain station at 0:50 o'clock instead of 4:48 and at the city depot  at 7:30 o'clock instead of 5:30. The  time of the morning train is unchanged. It leaves the lower  station at 9:15 a.m. and the upper  station at 10 o'clock.  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 Ore Cars, Giant Powdcr,[and Metropolitan l''uso, etc.  H. BYERS & CO.  Esi- NKLSON  KASLO  SANDON  ./  Portuguese Fress Objects.  Lisbon, April 23.���The press continues to critioi/je the government's  NXacquiescence in the transport of  Britishjtroops acrossPortugueseeast  African territory to Rhodesia. The  Commercio affirms the government  has thereby violated a paragraph of  the constitution, and maintains that  if Great Britain's right to transport  troops across Portuguese territory is  admitted, her right to establish an  arsenal at the mouth of the Tagus  might be equally recognized,  BUSINESS   MENTION.  Five Dollars Reward���Lost English setter "flo," black and A\hito bitch, tan  nun Icing over ejes. Communicate -niti! o\wiei  .1. jSl. Lay, Victoria street.  Wanted���Situation as stenographer hy > oung lady having1 e\peiionco. Address  L. VV, TiibunootiIce.  - For Sale���Lady's bicycle, Garden  City make, in Rood oider, having been used hut  ono summer.   Apply Bicj e'e, Tribune oflice.  Wanted ��� Trustworthy,       good  worker wants situation as chambermaid or  hou'-ekceper.   Address '/,, Tribune oftico.  Situation Wanted D5r good waist  hand.   Addie&sK, Tiibunoofllco.  'For sale^���the north half of block  100, Nelson.   Address P. 0. Box 372, Nelson.  Typewriter���for sale cheap, second hand Ciligraph. Applj to Alex Stewart,  Tin net-Bocckh block.  To   the Ladies of   Nelson���You  arc cordially invited to attend tho Spring Alil-  hneiy Opening at Madame Enfield's: parlors, in  the I fall block, on Thursday, April 12th, and the  follow im> ten daj ���>. Ovei llrow n's clothing stoio,  Baker street, Xehon, Biitish Columbia.  To Let���Rooms furnished or unfurnished. Apply four doorfa above the city hall,  Victoua street.  Spot cash paid for second-hand  "goods of all kinds at the Nelson Bazaar, jMalono  & Tregillus block.  Houses furnished with new and  second-hand furniture, or mixed newand secondhand furniUuc, on tho installment plan, by the  Nelson BtMaar. iMaloiie Sc Ti egiUus block.  Hack calls left at the Bodega  Saloon,   Telephone 171.  Man going to Cape Nome has con-  Bigned alllns household furnituic to Niekerson,  Bakei street, opbosile Queen''* hotel.   Call and  have a look.  Blankets, Sheets, table cloths, pil-  ylows, and everything you want.   Goods must be  1 snlrl _it niififi  Having Purchased  the Business  Of Fred J. Squire, merchant  tailor, Nelson, I intend to  continue the business so as  to keep the patronage of all  Mr. Squire's old patrons and  get a share of- the general  ,, trade. I am now prepared  too 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.  FJIKD J. SQUIRK, jranagor.  OTTO M. ROSENDALE  Portland, Oregon, Postoffice Box 464  Refrigerators  Prices from $10 to $30  LAWRENCE HARDWARE COMPANY  \j> If you want Bargains  xti  Hi  Ui  iti  m  Advises about mines, mining  property and its workings. Companies organized. Capital furnished. All information and correspondence confidential. Demand for silver-lead propositions. Copper properties bought  outright.  MOYIE^TOTS  FOR   SALE.  Xti  Ui  iti  iti  Hi  Glassware  Crockery  Hi  iti  Ui  Ui  iti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  Uf  iti  Jl> Give us a call as our whole stock must {%  iti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  be sold in a few days.  KIRKPATRICK & WILSON  185 Baker Street  Hi   Telephone 10  ^^a^^Av_a:2US^^_S f-e*.*.*-  -*0-0^S.0-*3Z0'-0i;0fr3?-0' 9.9^.^.9:-  Lot  Lot  Lot  Lot  9  9  11  7  Block 1  Block 5  Block 6  Block 7  Cash Offer  For  All Four  ADDRESS  W. F. Teetzel, Nelson.  money'to^  GROCERS  Shabby Awning1  Place your order with  THEO.   MADSON  Tents,  Awnings,  and  all kinds of Canvas Goods  Manufactured to Order  BAKER  STREET,   NELSON.  HOTEL   ARRIVALS.  A'l 1111: Pu \nt--~rt. MoXallj, Kossland, P, 1��.  Giilcliiis Tiail, I]. \. Paterson, S.h'Oiton: K, II,  JilcllaiiiG. 1'. b. Stanhope. T. A 'l'uunci, London,  Ki.R.: P. Aieilo, Spokane*: A. M.Soiillt'l.l, Buston,  Maw,.; Mr. and Mrf. James Head, London, Kngr,  J). O. fioukhlianks, Montreal.  Ar uu: IIumi: -WliiIos Yotinjj, )vnsl<>: T,\.  JMcSwconcy, .Monliciil; W. If. JSulloulc-Wuli-aci,  Aulsoit. P. K. -McMillan, I'. Alloii, Toionlo; 11.11.  .lolinstun, {fraud PorkH.  A i i in: Turtiiosr. W. C. Olmsc, WUoj Hill  imoe. I*. 1*. Stimluj-, IiiulioKct1 mine: J If. Clnp-  iit.111, Foiii imio Cicuk, W. Curefoot, Richelieu  mine; A, iMiitlierou, Hurl Winn, Cit), is. J. Manning. Citj.  Ai mi (jK.v.M) Ci.Niiwi-���B. .7. Powell, Spo  k.uto: T. .1, Jones, Pootnuin nunc; W. Rogois,  C. Matihon, W. T, Gib=on, OltAwa, A. Cawlcj,  faandon, XV. N. Uwfon, idislo; \Vr. J. Daiuul,  Molly Gib-tun mine: Mrs. llougUer, Vnui.  A i mr Qui'i n's> ���\V. A. Cnllaman, Now Don  \er;A. McPlmil, City, Mr* M^ois, Winnipeg,  P. A. Puulbon, Spokane.  ON  AT 7 PER CENT  BUSINESS PROPERTY  w  .gg.^.rSf.S  $$��   $$^mt  t'i=>.  mm  i3i  The Nelson  Clothing House  Apply G. h. LENNOX, Solicitor, Nelson B�� O  SEALED TENDERS.  ANNOUNCEMENT.  I  GAS FITTING OUB SPECIALTY  PLUMBING OP ALL KINDS  Victoria Street, opposite Posfcofflco,  1ET us PUT IM CAg  STRACHAN BROS.  St Saviour's Vestry Meeting.  The adjourned meeting of   tho  vestry of St. Saviour's church took  place yesterday afternoon, Rev. EL  S. Akchurt presided and T. J. Sims,  the recently appointed clerk of vestry,   officiating in   that,   capacity.  On motion of Fred Irvine and T. A.  Mills votes of thanks were tendered  the choir and organist, the members  of the Ladies' Guild, superintendent  and teaching staff of the Sunday  school, the donators of speeial gifts  during  the year and the retiring  oilieers.      The    ladies'   committee  recommended that arrangements be  To Tin; Eiiicioits oi Nki.son Uioinc.:  Altho request of my fiicnd&and political supported, I -will be a cindiilaleiil fhe ensuing election toi iiicinbei o�� the Logi'-lativo Asseinblj,  fiiibicct to nomination by a duly cojisdtuted con-  i ention of delegates selected by doctors opposed  to the adoption ot paily lines in proMiicial  IiqIiIii1--. 1 do not boliovu that Joseph Martin ia a  represcnlativo Iiibcnil. any more than C'lmiles  Wilson is a lepiosentalho Conserv.tU% e, and  both aie holf appointed leadura of political faction'-. JOHN HOUSTON.  Nelson, .April 21st, 1M0.  notioe^of'b^ting."  Tim Nelson Laboreis'Union-.Mil hold an open  ineutinif in Uio Mineis' Uniuii hull on Monday,  tho .Kkii instant. at Ti.i'l pin. Lahore*, ot all  kinds aie coi dnlllv nmled to attend, especially  tcanistei'?. P. SitAClvLKTON,  Seeietary.  Sealed teuder3 for the stock-in-  trade of M. J. Walker, lately carrying on business in Phoenix, B. 0.,  consisting of Dry Goods, Groceries,  and Hardware, will be received by  the undersigned ~assignee7until 12  o'clock noon, on Wednesday, the  20th day of April, instant.  The highest or any tender not  necessarily accepted.  RALPH SMATLES, Assignee.  Dated at Greenwood, B. 0., this  5th day of April, 1900.  NOTICE.  Not'cc is hcieby Riven that I intend to apply at,  tho llihl mccliiitf of the Hoard of License Com-  missloneisfot'(liqCity of NolhOiiliukUhitlj dajs  afler (lie date horoor, for leave to transfer the  licence now held by me for a saloon know n a,s  tho Atliabnsiu saloon, situate on tho southeast  corner of ]3ukor and Kootenay streeti,, Nel��on,  H. Ci being on lot I, block 12. in Nelson aforesaid, to P.tlnck J Itussell, iu trust for the Atha*  bus'a Ifoicl foinptiNV, rjimited.  Witness. P. K, Wiiaon.        J.\8, Nbklands.  Dated this nth duy of Api il, UKKi  NOTICE.  The anni\eisaiy par.ide of Kootenay Lodge  No. lfi. I. 0. O. V., will bo held on Sunday, April  2<ith l'JOO.at 'J..*) pin. to St. 8a\io.ir*8 chinch.  Visiting liiolhcis arc cordially iu\ itqd to attend.  ��  ��  m  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   Clothing   ASK  GROCER FOR THE CELEBRATED  Gents' Furnishings  Hats and Caps  Boots and Shoes  Hi:  iti  Hi  xti  xti  iti  iti  Mr  xtir  #  w  w  w  w  w  -m  m  #  m  m  m  m  ��  comprise the latest styles, and are the product of j  the most reliable manufacturers.    We are now  offering them at exceptionally low values.   It sis  no trouble for us to show goods.  m  Manager*  ^���f  i'tsi'^'gZ  S'tSI'  'fZ)'fi?-t  The Best that Money can Buy.     Take no Other.  Manufactui ed bj Hie Uiackman-Keiv Milling Co . Ltd.  Yietoi ia, Vancouver, Westminster, KJmonton, Itossland, Nelson.  GET YOUR  CHANDELIERS  WIRED FOR  NO MATCHES REQUIRED, ALWAYS READY  ectric Supplies  l^ooteqay Electric Snpply &  Coqstruciion Go.  JOSKPHIKJ5 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,  p. o. box ire.  HOUSTON BLOCK.  Telephone 161.  D. M. Feiry & Company's Seeds.  Fresh Eprccs Received Dady  John l[. Irviqg & Co.  ethbridge Gait Coal  The be3t value for the money In the marked  for all purpose.  teems cask     "W. P. Tismnkf, General Agent  Telophouo 147,   Office with C. D. J. Christie.  A. R. BABROW, A.M.LC.E.  PROVrNCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  Comer Victoria, and Kootenav Streets;  P,��. BcxS��.


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