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 DAILY EDITION   BY MAIL  FIVE  DOLLARS A YEAR  i^f ���I'l^  WEEKLY EDITION BY MAIL  TWO  DOLLARS A YEAR  EIGHTH YEAR.  NELSON:   SATURDAY M0KKTE5TG, MAY 5 J 900.  PRICE FIVE CENTS  SANDON WIPED OUT BY FIRE  Half a Million Damages.  Among tlio two or three Nelson-  it es -who Avithesscd tlio destruction  ofSandon was J. C. Blandy, of the  <\ P. R. engineering department.  1 ly a curious twist of fortune Mr.  Blandy happened to be in Kaslo  a lid Kuskonook Avhen those towns  wero devastated by fire. He describes the Sandon conflagration as  far surpassing both, so far as the  extent of the damage and the ferocity of the flames is concerned.  In   referring   to   the    fire,    Mr.  Blandy said : "At  12:30  the alarm  ,l>oll sounded, and  the  department  turned   out  promptly.    Tho   blaze  was located  in the Spencer block  ,iust across tho road from  the fires'    hall.    A   theatrical   company presenting "A Better Atonement" had  occupied the block on the previous  -������vening, and it is supposed that a  ligarette   stub    caused    the    fire,  "\\ Inch began in the basement.    The  biigade had a spleudid pressure for  tlieir hose, and my impression Avas  t uit  the   firemen   were unusually  well   handled,   for   by the  time I  reached   the spot,  a few  minutes  afcer   the    alarm    sounded,   they  seemed  to  have water  playing ou  the fire from every direction.    The  building was of wood, dry as  tinder, and the  fiie had gained such  headway     that    it     could     not  bo controlled.    A light breeze blew  in a westerly direction and  carried  the flames down hill while tho natural  tendency of the ground was  sufficient to draw the fire  up  hill.  The block    was    solid    wood,  the  buildings being  packed  as  closely  together  as  possible,  so  that  the  flames spread quickly.     The  main  <-treet is only 30 feet wide and the  fiie soon .iumped across.    The  fire-  hall was the first building attacked  ���on the opposite side  of the  street  and from there  tho  fire  spread in  both directions.  '���The firemen finally resorted to  tho desperate expedient of dynamiting burning buildings in-order  t o enable them to play on the adjoining^ buildings.. _ Foui\times bags  * filled with clyuamite'Avere thrown  . into the fire and exploded with tremendous force. The expedient did  Lot prove a success, however, for  tii soon as ono building was levelled  1 he next blazed out furiously despite the floods of water." The fire  seemed to blazo np just as fiercely  oven when tho water wa-. playing  ditectly on, the spot.  '���The Eeco hotel A\as the last  building to burn. Twenty yards  bi'youd it, and intervening between  the business and the upper district,  ,was the O. P. Vi. depot. A heavy (  c'largoof dynamite was placed  under the passenger depot, after  the agent had loaded a couple of  cms with his belongings and backed  1 hem down the track through the  iLimes from the hotel. When the  charge was touched off the depot  went into the air and au effective  Rap was made round wliich the fire  did not succeed in passing. Tho  -C. P.-B-freightshed-and three ears  of freight wore wiped out.  The fire stopped afc Lane's stable  ju-it at 3:30 o'clock. Tho whole  pei foi'iuauce lasted but two hours,  but it was a costly affair.  "Meantime tho flames had spread  up the hill to a terrace on which  .si >od a fine row of residences.  These wero absolutely wiped out  and the fire ran up tho .slope for  half a mile.  -The destruction of the business  district was mos't complete. The  only stores remaining are tho Byers  and Gigerieh establishments, loci ted above the 0. P. It. depot.  One hotel only is standing and it  h id to food everybody iu town  y-slorday morning. The Bank of  Jji-itish Columbia's branch shared  the general fate and^ the skating  rink also .succumbed. A quantity  of goods were stored in the big  .stone cellar undor Atherton's store  and these ,escaped destruction  though considerably damaged by  water^ Every other * store and  business establishment is a heap of  ruins.  ���"It will doubt!3ss be a matter of  several days before the loss can bo  climated with any degree of accuracy. I should f,ay, however,  i lufc a conservative estimate of the  -damage would place the loss at not  Ic.-s> than half a million. When the  fiie broke out ifc was thought the  leave this morning for Sandon to  look after the company's interests  there.  Alderman Blake Wilson and Ii.  C. Riblet of Nelson were in Sandon  yesterday morning when the fire  broke out, Thoy were staying at  the Reco house, and wero roused by  tho alarm. When the blaze broke  through the roof of the Spencer  block Mr. Itiblet suggested that it  would be politic to got out. Accordingly they packed their grips  up the gulch and came back to  natch the progress of the fire.  Chief Sewell of the fire  brigade  and  mayor Pitts headed the   fire  fighters.    After the hose was  de-  stioyed     bucket     brigades     -were  formed to complete the conquest of  tho  flames.    It  is conceded  on  all  sides that the upper portion of the  town would undoubtedly have gone  up in flames had it not been for the  dynamiting  of the C. P. Si.  depot.  Tho  charge   of   powder used was  sufficient to  remove  every vestige  of the building, and the  blaze was  thus checked for want of material.  At   7   o'clock   in   the    morning  mayor   Pitts  called   a  meeting of  citizens and committees were formed to organize relief, extinguish the^  glowing embers and obtain protection   for   homeless   citizens.     The  members  of tho  committees were  piovided with tin  badges and immediately set to work.     The Denver House, which was the  only  remaining hotel, wasvseeured, a quantity of provisions put in stock and  a staff of cooks aud waiters put in  charge.    Half the town had-break-  fast there.  Messages were sent to Nelson and  Kaslo asking for tejnts in which to  house citizens. A-uumber of tents  were shipiiod from here yesterday  by H. Byers & Co. and Theo. Madson.  In the-evening prior to the general conflagration P. Burns & Co's.  slaughterhouse was burned to the  ground, and in the big "blaze the  firm lost two buildings. The company's total loss is placed at $6000,  with no insurance.  So'far as can bo learned the insurance carried try owners of buildings was comparatively small. In  a number of instances "large" blocks  which were completely destroyed  were not protected by a ^cent of  insurance.  Jlis a source of deep gratification that no lives Avere^lost in the  fire. Up to the present time no  fatalities have been reported. '  IMPORTANT POINT GAINED  IN AID OF THOSE BURNT OUT  fire brigade would be able to cope  ���v. jfch it, and whan the citizens realized that the town was iu jeopardy  it was too late to accomplish anything in tho direction of saving  ili eh* belongings."  Superintendent Troup and trainmaster Hamilton  of   the V. P. R.  Sandon lire Relief Fund.  The terrible fire at Sandon  has  excited widespread sympathy in  Nelson, and steps are being taken  to raise money for the relief of the  sufferers. As a move in this direction the Nelson, Amateur Operatic  Society has decided to give another performance of, Pinafore on  Monday evening in aid of those  who lost by the fire. So,thatas  large an a mount as possible may be  netted, the management of the  operarhouse-will-give "the- use of  their theatre, the performers, of  course, will charge nothing for  their services,, the orchestra will  play for a nominal consideration,  and all printing, advertising, etc.,  will be done gratis by tho local  printing offices.  Apart from the objects of the entertainment, all those who saw Pinafore played before were agreed  that it was well worth seeing again,  while those who missed it now have  an opportunity of retrieving their  hard luck and seeing tho best amateur performance over given in the  Kootenays. It is a first-class show  and for the worthiest of all  possible objeets,and should result in  the addition of a most substantial  sum to the relief fund. The good  heartedness of the Nelson people is  never appealed to in vain.  There is talk also of starting a  regular relief fund and Grange V.  Holt, manager of the Bank of  British Columbia, informs The  Tribune that he will be pleased to  receive contributions from citizens  toward the relief of residents of  Sandon who arc homeless and comparatively destitute through the  fire, which destroyed most of the  town yesterday morning.  Tho Bank of Montreal of Nelsou  was the fit sfc to head a subscription  list to aid the people of Sandon.  Manager Buchanan started the list  with $50.  Tho C. P. It. has volunteered to  forward al' contributions to the relief fund freo of charge provided  that such consignments are addressed to mayor Pitts or tho chairman of the relief eominitteo at Sandon.  Occupation of Brandfort.  London, May 4.���Lord Roberts  reports to tho war oflice as follows :  "Biiandkokt, May 3.���Occupied  Brandfort without much opposition and without, I hope, many  .casualties. The first brigade of  mounted infantry covered the left  flank of the fourteenth brigade of  the seventh division, aud tho right  flank was supported by the fifteenth  brigade. Pole-Carow's division advanced advanced directly on Brandfort.  '���The Boer army, which was under command of Delarey, retired in  a northeasterlyjdirection."  News of the occupation of Brandfort was published in the war office  at-10 o'clock this forenoon, confirming a dispatch previously received  by   the   Associated  Press.     It   is  generally considered the most important    communication    received  from the front since the capture of  general   Cronje and   the  relief of  Ladysmith.   The key to one of the  main roads leading to the Drakens-  berg passes, which possibly may be  tho   moans   of   co-operating   with  general    Buller    later    ou,    provides an advance base of supply,  and   at the   same   time   menaces  the Boers now surrounding Bloemfontein.    It is obviously the reason  for the importance attached by all  hands of the intelligence.  The Boer army at Brandfort was  commanded by general Delarey.   It  is presumably retiring on Winburg.  Brandfort,   35   miles    nearer    the  Transvaal camp,  is  now lord Roberts' headquarters.    What particularly gratifies the British public is  the evidence that the army of lord  Roberts in the Orange Free State  -has recovered its mobility and is  again capable of undertaking the  general advance, so long  retarded.  It is hardly expected the Boers  will make much of a stand south of  Kroonstadt, and possibly not there  if lord Roberts succeeds in capturing Winbuig, thus interposing between ,the main federal army and  the Boer forces in the neighborhood of Thaba Nehu and Hout Nek.  Iu this ease the latter would be  forced to move far to the eastward  and their mobility would probably  enable them to reach the Bethlehem  and Ilarrismith line in safety.   The  only opposition which the British  encountered at Brandfort seems to  have come from the Irish-American  command.,. ' _.  The central British army is now  in line with the extreme left at  Boshof under lord Methuen, and the  extreme light at Elandslaagte,  under general Buller, so that the  moving of these wings in co-operation with the main army, may  Shortly be expected.  Stopped   an   American   Ship.  London, May S.���It has beeu  learned by a representative of the  Avho is seeking 'release from the  state prison at- Stillwater on the  ground that Iron trial for murder by  a military court Was unlawful because, as an ^American citizen, he  was entitled to a tlial by jury.  WHY THEY WERE PUBLISHED  BULLER AND LORD ROBERTS  Correspondence Produced.  London, May 4.���-The telegraphic  cor  Associated Pres^thaUUnited States  Embassador Choate has asked lord  Salisbury for explanations as to  alleged abuse of international rights  in the case of the American ship  Sea Witch, which, according to the  statement of her commander, captain Howe, was boarded by the  British warship Wasp within  the three-mile limit of the Portuguese territory in East Africa.  Tho American ship Sea Witch left  Wallaroo December (ith and ai-  rived at Delagoa Bay February  12th. She sailed March 4th for  Port Natal (Durban) and arrived  there March Oth. The American  ambassador's communication to the  premier hardly amounts to a protest, and serious complications" are  not    likely     to      ensue. The  case, as transmitted by, secretary Hay to London, consists,  of tho captain's allegation that  while the Sea Witch was off Delagoa bay he signalled to the Wasp,  which was patrolling, and the Wasp  sent a boat to her. The captain of  the Sea Witch complains that the  visit resembled a warlike boarding  party, and that his manifest was  examined against his will when  palpably within neutral waters.  Porto Ricans Are Americans.  St. Paul, Minnesota, May 4.���  United States district judge Loch-  reu, in this country, has decided  that tho ratification of the treaty  of peace between the United States  and Spain made Porto Rico American territory and subject  to the consolidation with  the United States without  any    further   act    of     congress.  respondencu relating to the Spion  Kop dispatch'was issued to parliament just bef >ro midnight Thursday. Lord ('*insdowne, secretary  of state for a r, wired March 28th,  asking the ad'_ ice ,pf lord Roberts  about publishing' the dispatch,  saying: .  "We can no^publishallthe documents enclosed, with your dispatch  of February lgth," and suggesting  certain dispatches which in lord  ���Lansdowne's opinion might be published.     ,  Lord Lansdowue added:    '"But I  would   not feel  justified in   thus  editing the papers unless -you concur, and you may perhaps think ifc  well to refer to Buller.     I  suggest,  as an alternative, that we should  treat  your   dispatch  of February  13th and all its enclosures as confidential,   and   that Buller  should  send through you a full narrative of  the operations.    This you could forward to me with any observations  you desire to make for publication.''  Lord   Roberts   replied    to   loid  Lansdowne     in .a dispatch   dated  Bloemfontein, "March    31,  that he  had suggested to sir Redvers Buller  to prepare a full narrative, but sir  Redvers had answered as follows:  "I do not at all like the idea of  rewriting a dispatch for publication. I must prefer' to leave it in  the hands of the commander-in-  chief. Let him select for publication whatever he thinks proper."  To this lord Roberts appended  that he would nofc himself object  to publication of a'paper edited, as  lord Lansdowue had suggested, by  lord Lansdowne. -He asked lord  Lansdowne to wire a reply.  This reply fiom lord Lansdowne,  dated April 2,^ saic1^ '"In ;view of  Buller,s"'objeetioD~, *I abandon the.  proposal that the dispatch should  be re-written and I propose to publish the selection described in ray  dispatch of March 28."  Lord Roberts answered under  date of April 0th: "I agree to my  dispatch of February , 13 th being  published.*"  The correspondence also contains  two dispatches referred to in lord  Lansdowne's- dispatch of March  28th. The first is from lord Lansdowue to general Buller, dated  January 3rd, representing the impossibility of publishing his dispatches which "contain views of  the situation and forecasts of his  intentions," aud empliasizing the  advisability of sending dispatches  descriptive of the operations for  presentation to parliament. The  second is from lord - Wolseley to  lord Roberts, dated February Oth,  saying: _   '"You will, rfeel sure, agree with  me that Methuen's dispatch regarding Magersfontein could nofc be  published as sent. There are passages in ifc inappropriate to such  documents, and it also gives information of importance to the enemy.  If he likes 1 will revise the dispatch, but I prefer not to undertake this responsibility. I suggest  that you should ask him to cancel  this* dispatch and to write another."  The correspondence does not indicate whether loid Methuen rewrote the dispatch as suggested.  The Spion Kop dispatches published were the selections suggested in lord Lansdowne's dispatch of March 28th.  Spion Kop Dispatches.  London, May 4.���In the house of  commons today a variety of war  questions were asked. The parliamentary secretary of the war office,  George Wyndham, said no further  report had been received from lord  Roberts with reference to the  Koornspruit disaster.  The goA'ernment leader in the  house, A. J. Balfour, replying to  questions regarding the report of  the ill-treatment of British prisoners at Pretoria, said her majesty's  government was considering the  advisability of further representations on the subject through Washington aud through the United  States consul at Pretoria, Mr. Hay,  who has charge of British interests  in the Transvaal.  Continuing,  Mr.  Wyndham said  he   was   i^repared to   discuss   the  question of the  judgment  and discretion,  but  not of the  honor or  rectitude of  the  Marquis of Lansdowue.      Many misconceptions  in  regard   to  the  despatches had already, evaporated, including the belief that lord Roberts and general  Buller had criticized  general Methuen's operations, aud the criticisms  that they had been suppressed, as  supposed, by favoritism had beeu  eliminated.       The   only   point  at  issue was why the criticism of geueral Buller had  been  published if  tho goA'ernment intended to leave  him incommaud. Mr. Wyndham contended it was impossible to isolate  the Spion Kopdiselosuics and treat  them as no  other dispatches had  been treated in tho history  of the  last hundred years.   The Avar office,  he asserted, had  acted  entirely iu  accordance Avith the queen's  regulations.    Tt  Avas  said  the publication would shake the confidence -of  the troops in Natal in their com-  mauderv but   Mr.  Wyndham  said  that Avas nofc the view of  the government, nor the - view of general  Bulleiv.who wis.in the best, position to decide.  Afc this point John Dillon, Irish  Nationalist member for Kast Mayo,  interrupted saying he had never asserted that he wanted the dispatches published. *��� ���  .Mr. Wyndham continued: ."But  the gallant general has been applauded for saying he > would stick  to Avhat he had written, and would  havo made a great sIioav of candor  if he thought no one Avould know  what he had written."  This remark Avas greeted with  cries of "Oh, Oh." Mr. Wyndham  then said ho thought general Buller  had merely been unlucky, and that  general' Warren's services should  nofc be overlooked, adding that  Avhile in publishing the  dispatches, I  ,���_-__.  band   of  Mine.   Mnrio   Celli,   the  famous teacher of singing and former prima donna, who died April  10. After her death the count locked  himself in the room with his  dead  Avife and refused to allow the body  to be removed.   Afc length his iu'ti-,  mate   friends   had   to    use   force.  Later  he  was  removed to the insane   asylum   on    Ward's   Island,  where he made several attempts to  tako his own life.   He refused food,  and last night his dead body Avas  brought   back   to    the   city    for  burial.  BUSINESS CONTINUES GOOD  Boers Trekking North.  Thaba Nchu, May 8.���The Boers  haAre eA'acuated Thaba Nchu hill.  They are believed to be still trekking, though one gun has shelled the  camp indiscriminately.     Scouts report that some of the Boers retired  towards  Wepener.     They believe  the Boers evacuated the position  during the night,  trekking to the  northward in three directions. General Rundle is in command here.  It  ia expeeted that general Brabant  Avill effect a junction at any moment.  THE JUNIOR LACROSSE CLUB  Enthusiastic Meeting.  The   junior   lacrosse players   of  Nelson held an  enthusiastic meeting at the fire hall last night and  unanimously decided to organize as  the  Nelsou  Intermediate Lacrosse  Club.    Officers Avere elected as follows: J. Lawrence, honorary president; Fred  Irvine,  honorary vice-  president; P. R. Fleming, president;  R. A. Laird, vice-president; H. Mc-  Beath,     secretary-treasurer;      Alf  Jeffs,  manager   and  field captain;  Jack Fox, captain; F.  J.  Whittet,  D. McFarland, W. McMillan, Fred  Johnson, executive committee.  The  club colors are green and Avhite.  The following became members  at the meeting: Jack Fox, Perley  Fleming, W. McMillan, Paul "Grey-  erbiehl, Jack Stuart, D. jtfcFarland,  ,W, McBeatb, Fred Johnson, F. J.  Whittet. H. Burnett,-C.-D/.. Goepel'���  D. McDougall, J. McDougall, N.  Malletfce, II. McBeath, Ben Chambers, Sid Porchaise, and AVilliam  Ilipperson.  Another meeting of tho club  takes place on Tuesday night at  Avhich the matter of ordering uniforms and supplies Avill be considered. The juniors are enterprising  and may be depended upon to keep  alive the interest iu Canada's national game. As a feeder to the  .seniors the organization Avill be in-  A'ahmble, a feature which the senior team appreciates fully. The  club membership fee has been fixed  afc 50 cents and citizens Avill  give the club a helping hand by becoming members.  CITY   LOCAL   NEWS,  The ball given at the opera house  last _iii<bL in aid ot lhe Nolson Public libi.io Wiis  it great success. It *.\as veil atleilde.l, (he door  and -music-utile excellent nnd evei> thing ji.h >*-���!���  ofl without a hitch The e\enl ucneiltcd tho  funds of the iissoci.t!ion to Iho extent of SISf).  The transfers filed at the mining  rccordei S' ollice jcslcida> v.arc J. C. Hull of  Nelion to W. 11. Braden (if Kossland, n -j,\tb  interest i'i the Koy.i! Aiotnuiri tniuci.il claim.  louited.it the ho.id of the center fork of I'oilj**-  tnne week , .lame* Ciowlcy lo Ij. tiaboj. Xelson,  a half mteieil in the Peacock. < Iain, located one  mile east of J'fiiU nine creek. coiiRider.ttion $f0'.  W. ]J. Pollard to A H. Gray, half interest 111 \'r.  i chum, and K. .S Gl.i} foi d half interest in No ."1  claim, both situated on ihe tinkle between lhe  cast fork ,md the iii.nn biancn of I'orty-iunc  eieek.  The Kootenay Air Supply Coin-  paiiyof AniHuoith isojsoriilinK'mU'-faefonh.niid  Uio ncelindiistn is .ippaunliy an established  success. Tho IlighUndei pioi'or.y is l.iknift con.-  pio*>scd an* from the < omp my una ,1 steady pres  Mire of 80 pounds 11 maintained at the point  \\ here the power is utili/cl. 'Hie Turijrpi opu I>*  ���rtill short 1> connect then pipe lino and will then  use the air for opeiutitiK their plant.  Iioberfc Corlett, Avho has caused  some two hundred linlish hiihicUs to bu put to  considoralde tioublo in oider to be allow(d the  same pmilcj<e Ibat Mi.C'oiIcttisfrcclj accorded,  th.it ib, the right to *.ole. w.islust night when a  se*��ero pummelling toy one of the men that he  had put to trouble. Sir. Coi lelt w a*s alsoabusi. u  in words before bo was cilled flown.    TIichc (lis  The decision was given in the case   ��� ,-   , _,-           .r.**   I?,, ���!,���.,!   rtnf,'_.     ��   \>f.r,*-^. l>i,_���,      turb.Hi_*suro to bo reurettod, but human nature  Of   Ilaphael   UrfcXS,   a  Porto i��Can, �� is much the .same the world o\er, J  the government had acted on  its  own responsibility it had been confirmed in so doing by the opinion of  lord   Roberts.     The   case for the  goA-'ernmeut���Avas -that-the -right  course was to publish what it had  published    and    no    moro.        Ho  was  persuaded  that both  general  Buller and lord Kobcris  had  sent  the -dispatches homo for publication.    Did the house suppose harm  Avas done to a commander by a dispatch  slum ing his scheme Avas a  good one aud ought  to  havo  succeeded, or by deciding five points  in his  favor Avhile  one  point  av/i.s  criticized ?    Was  it  fair  to  leave  1000 or 5000 mon in* doubt  regarding  Avhat causes  had   mado  thoir  heioism unavailing?   Hocau.so general Warren failed in a large independent command, it did not prove  that   he   was   unfitted   for   other  Avork,     With'   regard   to general  Buller, to attempt to apologize for  him Avould be a great  insult  to  so  great a man aaJio had deserved aa'oII  of   his   country,   and    his   troops  would be glad to know his strategy  Avas praised by loid Roberts.  British Advance Begins.  Loxnox, May 4. -11:20 p.m.���The  Avar office this OA'oning posted the  following bulletin from lord Boberts dated Brandfort, May 4th :  "Thy mounted infantry have  gone on to the Vet river. The rest  of the force Avill icacli there tomorrow. The raihvay has been repaired to Brandfort. Hunter reports the A'ery satisfactory iioavs  that the passage of the Vaal has  been carried afc Windsorton without opposition."  .Refused to Survive Her.  Niow Yokk. .May I.���Countd'KIp-  heux, French a ice consul in this  city, is dead undor nuxst distressing  eireumstauees.     lie  avos the hus-  WRECKS ON ATLANTIC COAST  Two Steamers Lost.  ~~S-rTJouxi Newfoundland, May i.  - The British steamer Moutpelior,  of the Elder-Dempster line of Liverpool, from Cardiff for Montreal,  while bound up the St. Lawrence,  went ashore last night in ti dense  fog at Duck island, three miles  from Cape Ray, at the entrance to  Cabot strait. Nothing ha.s been  heaid of the crew, The ship is  probably a total loss.  Later.���-The Montpclier struck at  0 o'clock last night, and beat out  nor boAv and bottom on the rocks,  She is breaking to pieces today,  iter crow landed today from the  .steamer's boats* in which they spent  the night, lying off the coast waiting for daylight. The crew had  many narrow escapes Avhile launching the boats in the darkness.  Washixgtox, May 1.���General  superintendent Kimball, of the life  saving service, has received a telegram from Ilattej'itt), North Carolina, saying that an unknown  steamship is ashore on Diamond  shoals. The crews of Cape Hat-  teras and Creed**. Hill life saving  stations have gone to her assistance.        Winner of Thousand Guineas.  Loxnox, May 4.-���The one thousand guinea stakes, run tit the NeAA'-  market spring meeting today, was  avou by Mr. L. Brassey'*-' Winni-  freda. This event is of 100 sovereigns each, half forfeit for three-  year-old fillies, the OAvner of tho  ���second filly to teeoive 200 sovereign*-from the stakes and the thitd  to save his stakes. Lord Elles-  niero'h Inquisitive was second aud  sir Wnldie Giiflith's Vain Duchess  third.  Yesterday's Shipments.  Nelson AA-holesalcrs have enjoyed  a good Aveek's business. Iu groceries and hardware the A'olume of  trade has been particularly satisfactory, one or two houses predicting a record-breaking month if the  business keeps up to this Aveek's  standard. All along the line among  the wholesalers the report is gratifying to citizens avIio desire that  Nelson shall increase its influence  as the distiibuting center for the  Kootenays. Yesterday's shipments  are appended:  W. F. Teetzel <fc Co., assayers'  supplies.���Kimberley, Greemvood,  Moyie and Grand Forks.  Thorpe & Co, mineral and aerated Avaters.���Greemvocd, Robson,  Slocan City aud Hall.  Nelson Saw & Planing Mills, Limited, sash and doors.���Lake Points  and Balfour.  A. Macdonald & Co., wholesale  grocers.���Hall, Granite, Nakusp,  Halcyon, Sirdar, New Denver, Slocan Junction, Ymir, Kitchener,  Creston and Erie.  California Wine Company, wines  and cigars.���Silvei ton, Trout Lake,  Cranbrook, Columbia," Grand Forks,  Greenwood, Westbridge, Boundary  Falls, Anaconda, Robson, Ymir aud  Midway.      >'  J. Y. Griffin &, Co., produce and "  provisions.���Slocan  City, Poorman,  Ymir,   Moyie,   Grand    Forks   and  Creston.  Kootenay Supply Company,  Avholesale grocers.���Ymir, Porto  Rico, Kitchener, Moyie and Robson.  Turner, Beeton & Co., liquors aud  dry goods.���Slocan Junction, Comaplix, Ymir, Moyie, Lake Points,  Kaslo, AinsAvorth and Robson.  H. Byers <fc Co., Avholesale hardAvare and mining supplies.���Lake  Points, Moyie, Sandon, MeGuigun,  Enterprise and Slocan City.  Vancouver Haul ware Company,  hardware and mining supplies ���  Ymir, Pioeter, Creston and Slocan  City. _ _  11.  J. ��� EvanS &  Co,  commission  merchants.���Robson,      JIall      a id _  Kaslo.    *  Lawrence Hardware Company,  hasdware and mining supplies.���  Granite. Ymir, Cranbrook, Slocan  City, Procter, Forty-nine Creek,  Ainsworth, Salmo, Coryello, Kaslo,  Robson, Cascade and Lemon creek. *  Kootenay Cigar Compauy, cigar?.  -Kaslo, Thompson's 'Landing,  Whitewater and Sandon.  The   Brackman   &   Ker   Milling  Company. Limited, flour and food.���  Kaslo, Baglcr's Lauding, Deer Paik,-  Creston, Greenwood, Grand Forks  and Balfour.  Kootenay Electiic Supply & Construction Company, electrical supplies.���Grand Forks, Greemvood,  Moyie, Ymir, Salmo, Kinibei ley,  Kaslo, Hall and Granite."  Nelson Soda Water Factory, mineral and aerated AA'ater*-,.���-White-  Avater, Trail, Ymir, Kaslo-and F'lric.  Belief Pouring in.  Ottawa. May 4.���[Special to The  Tribune.]���The Bank of Monti cal  today received from the Mansion  House Fund, London, $50,000, making in all $75,000 remitted by the  lord mayor. The London Stock  exchange sent .$(5000, making iu all  $30,000 from that body. Sir William C. Macdonald of Montreal *-^nt  $5000, the city of Liverpool scut  $."5000, Allan line representative at  Glasgow sent #3000, the India Tea  Association sent $1000, and the  Ceylon Tea Association sent $1000,  Altogether the Bank of Montreal  has received and paid over to the  Bank of Ottawa $145,000, of which  $100,000 came from England.  Railway Legislation.  Ottawa, May 4.���{Special to The '  Tribune]���Today's proceedings in  the house Avere deA-oted to advancing government bills. Blair's' bill  to amend the Raihvay Act in ic-  gard to the government taking  poAver to locate stations, and placing a tramway and .street railways  under the control of the provinces,  was referred to the railway committee, wheie it Mill bo fchre-'hi-d  out.    Bishop Hartzel on the War.  Chicago, -May 1.���Bishop Hartzel pleaded the cause of tho Briton  in the Transvaal tonight before an  audience that almost filled tho  Auditorium. He spoke from impressions gained by personal observations, iu South Africa; from personal acquaintance with president  Kruger and from close study o��  laAvs and the administration o��  laws by the government*. 2  THE TRIBUNE: NELSON B. C SATURDAY, MAY 5 tOOO  I**  wo  MILLJNERV  Eveiy  day   brings   something   neAV  in  ladies'  hats.     If you  want a  stylish up-to-date hat, this is the store.  LADIES'    TAILOR    MADE    SUITS.  Our assortment of tailor-made suits is the newest and best value in  the trade. See them. They have finish and style you cannot get else-  Avhere. If you Avant a separate skirt this is the place. Fit and style  perfect.  MOTTO:   GOOD GOODS, CASH AND ONE PRICE.  Kerr & Co  STAXPARD PATTERNS  ICKIT IX STOCK.  Madden Block, Baker Street  Clothing Sale  Here are some very special attractions offered for  today's traders at our store  Great Suit Sale at especially low prices.  Nobby All-wool Suits   Elegant Black and Blue Serge Suits  Black Clay Worsted Suits  New things in Shirts New things  in Ties  New thiugs in Hats New things in Underwear  Small Profit Prices  the Conservative machine politicians of that riding and of the province who are seeking to deprive  OA'er nine hundred workingmen in  Slocan riding of the right to vote.  The Conservati\re party must purge  itself of these political scoundrels  before it can hope to Avin a party-  line fight. The men avIio Avork for  wages are, under the laAvs of Canada, entitled to the same privileges  as the men avIio pay the Avages, and  the sooner that fact is recognized  by the leaders of the Conservative  party in this province the better it  AA'ill be for the future of the party.  Tiik buildings in the town of Sandon, in the Slocan, have been destroyed by fire, and many people  have been made homeless. But the  toAvu of Sandon will be rebuilt, and  the people of British Columbia,  eA'er ready to aid the suffering,  will see to it tliat those Avho Avere  made homeless will not suffer.  _0____* ^^^ ��� ^^*^ ��� _^_\w'�� 0^ ��� _\\W* ��� _t^& ��� 0_^r ��� _\^0 %_t%W_W ��� _  ��� yj__^- ___* m___r___fi>*K_^___fi ^______-a__r____- tS___t__.-j__fl____j- *  -r.-v* <-��__, ��� ^ ���������S^-**���* ������ST* "*^ ���'ST- ^ ������*������������_. ���'  Mr  il)  \i)  >_>V  36   Baker   Street  il)  \l)  Xl)  Annual Spring Sale House Furnishings, Carpets, Oilcloths,  Linoleums, Window Shades, Lace Curtains, Portieres, Poles  Now is the time for Spring- House Cleaning ancl replenishing neAV for old.  We Avill offer. special reduction in this department for the next ten days.  Xti  Xti  Xti  xti  Xti  Xti  BROWN   &    CO.   Hall Block, 296 Baker St.  Headquarters fop Portland Cement, Fire Bricks,  Fire Clay, American Cumberland Coal [Blacksmiths]  B. P. BITHET & CO., Ltd., Victoria  Special quotations given for carload lots  A. II. GRAY, P.O. box 521, Nelbon, B. C.  Kootenay Agent  #  Roberts'  'ffi  %  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  H. M. VINCENT  Merchant Tailor  Arx, electors ���whom the Conserva-  tive party in Nelson is seeking to  disfranchise, and avIio have not yet  taken steps to retain their names  upon the voters' lists, should call  at The Tribune office today. The  services of The Tribune management will be.at the disposal of all  such electors from 10 o'clock in the  forenoon till midnight.  HUDSON'S BAY  COMPANY.  Xti  Xti  xti  Tapestry Carpet from . . 50c up  Brussels Carpet from . . $1.20 up  Axminster Carpet from . $1.25 up  English Wilton from ... $1.50 up  Ingrain" Carpet from   .    .    .    50c up  Floor Oilcloth from  Window Shades from  Curtain Poles from  Lace Curtains from  25c  40c  40c  75c  up  up  up  up  Art Rugs and Squares at all prices  All Carpets sewed and laid free of charge  Xti  xti  Xti  Xti  iti  Xti  Xti  \b  Xti  Xti  Xti  Xti  Xti  xti  m  BAKER {STREET  ��� _?���_?;��  NELSON  #  Alex Stewart  Room 3, Turner & Boech Block.  NELSON.  INCORPORATED 1670.  BLOUSE  Mines  Real Estate  Insurance  Loans  Notary Public and Conveyancer.  Rents Collected on Commission.  They're    Here  Ninety dozen Ladies' Blouses. It was a big purchase  but the price v/e bought them at made it easy. Every blouse  will be sold at least 25 per cent less than regular price.  Make a note of this statement. Put us to the test; come  and see for yourself. We are at a loss to know how io describe the styles and materials. When you come see these  5 dozen striped and" fancy print, fast colors, sizes 32 to 40,  our price is 75c. Two dozen fancy muslin, size 32 to 40,  special $1.    Two dozen fancy silk waists,  very special $5.  P. S.    Dressmaking in connection.  [\\art\T) O'Reilly & Qo.  Houston Block,   Baker Street,  Nelson.  ��ite <BteUn*tte��  The publication of the names of  four hundred and eighty  odd British subjects  who, were to bo  deprived of the right to Vote because  they wero not considered likely to  vote for the candidate  nominated  by the Coni-orvative Association of  Xelson  has aroused public  feeling  in a manner not at all to the liking  of tho members of the association.  Individually     they    disclaim     all  knoAvledge   of   the  dirty  piece  of  political  trickery,  but the   odium  ^must attach lo the  association, for  it Avas the secretary of tho association av]io  procured the names  of  those 'who ha\-e  been objected to  from the  office of the collector of  votes.    Ifc is also a noteAVorthy fact  that the name of no man whose  application Avas made out  by the  syndicate of JaAvyers who control  the association was objected to.    A  large number of those  objected to  are staunch Conservatives and have  always helped  tho party by their  votes and  influence; but they  say  th�� party must purge itself of tli��  gang that uoav controls the organization iu Nelson before they Avill  again actively assisting in electing  any member of the local Conservative association to any. ollice.  What makes these-men the more  emphatic in their denunciations is  the fact that no single member of  the association has either openly or  publicly denounced the dirty Avork  or repudiated those avIio were actively connected with it. These  men are Avorse than the three men  Avho attached their names to the  papers prepared by the syndicate  of Conservative lawyers, for the  three men are mere instruments in  the hands of men Avho are suj^poscd  to be respectable and above reproach. The steps that have been  taken will, Avithout doubt, prevent  the consummation of the hope of  these political schemers, Avho haA-e  not yet been able to make either a  fair or a Avinning fight in Nelson.  We are Expecting  a Shipment of Fancy  Blouses from the  East and to make  Room for it, will  Offer for Today,  Saturday  Five dozen plain and  colored blouses, prices 60  to 75 cents, price to you  today 50 cents.  Twelve dozen plain and  colored blouses, prices 85  cents,$l, $1.15and$i.257  price to you today 65 cts.  HOUSES FOK SALE.  A fine corner, Stanley and Mines Ro.id, ��000;  ?')00 cash; balance 7 per cent.   Cheap.  - House and  four  nice lots, under cultivation,  Hume Addition.   Money in this..  Cottage, with modem impiovcmonts, corner  of Victoria and H.vll streets.  Residence and lots on Carbonate streets.  Sojiic fine large residences, *�� ith nice grounds,  ,011 Lake street.  LOTS FOR SALE,  ^ A snap�����1050 *wj11 j>mchas>c seven lots. All  very convenient.    _-  Bogustown lots on line oi" tramway, cheap, on  easy terms.  _oti> in various parts of the town.  Money to lend at 7 per cent on ccntrul business properties with c.tsy payments.  Owners list your properties, I havc purchasers.  AU Hrsfc-class milting ttockb "bought and sold.  Ward Bros.  REAL ESTATE AND  INSURANCE AGENTS  E. J. Robie  FASHIONABLE  TAILOB  Workmanship and  quality of goods t\\e  best obtainable  Opposite Silver King Hotel, Baker street, Nelson  CLEANING  AND  REPAIRING  Agents for J. & J. TAYLOR SAFES  Bogustown)   Fairview   Addition.  A, R. SHERWOOD  Fine Tailoring  YOUR OWN GOODS MADE UP  OLD CLOTHES MADE GOOD AS NEW  - ARTHUR GEE      /  Opposite Clarke Hotel.  MERCHANT TAILOR  OUT PRICES IS THE  ORDER OV THE DAY  And I want to be In IS. I have just received  Fall samples of Suitings and Overcoatings,representing a $50,000 stook to ehooso from made to  your order at prices never before heard of in Nelson. All the latest fads in Fancy Vestiugs for  Fall and winter..  Ladies' tailoring in all its branches a specialty.  Lowest prices.   Rooms 1 and 11, Hillyer block.  ,    , , r  STEVENS, The Tailor  Palace IVjeat Wjar^et  Headquarters  for all kinds of  Fresh and Cured Meats.  REAL ESTATE  INSURANCE ANB_  GENERAL AGENT  First door west.  of Bank of British  Columbia building.  Baker Street  Charles D. J. Christie  GENERAL BROKER  4 doors webt of Dominion Kxprcss ofllce.  P. O. Box 523.   Phones: Gfflco 117, House 132  FOR RIONT  Three, .Four und Soyen-KoQincd Houses.  FOR SALE  Houses and Lots in all parts of the city.  Money to loan on impiovcd ica) ent.de.  Cu'l and get teims if you intend to buy or  build.  Fishing Season of 1900  We are selling the fishing tackle which entices  the fish. We have the  most complete line of flies  and trolling baits.  See our fishing rod complete with line, leader,  reel, and.flies for $5.  IioBKiiT F. Green of Kaslo, one  of the truest Conservatives in  Kootenay, is fighting in SJocan riding almost single handed  against  Canada Drag & Book Oo.  NELSON  ARCHITECTS.  EWART _ CAKRIffi���Ar<_itect8.  Rootok T  and 8 Aberdeen block. Baker stoseti. Ne_OD,  ��J��  ___<��  GENERAL  BROKER  Three dwelling houses for bale on easy terms.  Ono lot  on  Stanley  street, opposite Royal  hotel, for sale at a bargain.  One seven-roomed house and one three-room  house for rent.  See ANHABLI  E P. Whalley, J. P.  NOTARY PUBLIC  A feature will bo made of the poultry and  game trado. They will always bo on hand during thf-ir bcafcon.  J. L.  PORTER, Prop.  109 Josephine St., between Baker and Vernon.  Telephone 159.  .A..   ^T>TST_-3.aSI  ~(.'ontrocting~Paintera, Decorators^PaperhangorsT  Full line of wall paper, mouldings, etc,   Kalbo-  mining and Tinting.   Strictly flrsfc-class  work.  Kitimates furnished^   Residence Mill Street,   MPT QflM    R   _P  Opposite School House  X��Jc<_Ui3 UPi, ������� \j_  fieison Saw &  Planing IVJills, Limited  Are prepared to furnish by rail, barge or teams  Dimension Lumber, Rough and Dressed  Lumber, Local and Coast Ceiling, Local and  Coast Flooring, Double Dressed Coast Cedar,  Rustic, Shiplap, Stepping, Door Jambs, Pine  and Cedar Casings, Window Stiles, Turnecf  Work, Rand-sawing, Rrackets, Newel Posts,  Turned Veranda Posts, Store Fronts, Doors,  Windows and Glass.  Get prices before purchasing elsewhere  Office Corner fjall at|d Front Streets  Factory Hall Street Crossing C. P. B. Track  Mills Hall Street Wharf  -''*B'-S,_^_E,_r_8'~,-_ri_t'_^_fr,i&,i_*>        0.0.0,0.0.0:0.0.0.0.0,-^  ^T^*?*^^*?'^*?^*?*?        *^*_"-*_^*SP^��P*_^*_^*^*_r:*^^^'  %{    TOWN JJJ  fix        OF m  I     PROCTER     I  ;!; 20 Miles east of the City of Nelson, and Terminus-2J  L of the Nelson-Balfour section of '-  W, Starmer Smith & Go.  PAPER HANGER, GLAZIER,  PAINTER, ETC.  CHIMNEY SWEEPING  Office Ward Street Opposite Opeia Honse  DRESSMAKING  Costumes for all occasions furnished at short notice.  mrs. Mclaughlin  Josephine street, near Uukor.  Oflicc %\ ith C. W. West & Co., -tornor Hal! and  IWuir streets.  City office of the Nelson Sodawatci Fucloiy.  l\  H. D.  ASHCROFT  - BLACKSMITHING  AND EXPERT  HORSESHOEING  Wagon repairing: promptly attended to by a  flrst-ciRflu wheelwright  Special attention given to aU kinds at repairing ana custom wock from outelsle potato.  Shop:  Hall Sfc,, between Baker and Vernon  Fruit and Ornamental Trees  Rhododendrons, Rones, Fancy Evoigieons  Magnolas,Bulbs, new crop tested bceds, for-spring  planting. Largest and mobt complete btock in  Wostei n C.mada. Call and make your selections  of tend for catalogue. Address at the nursery  grounds and gicennouse.  JH. J. HENRY.  SOOfS Westminster Road. Vancouver. B. C.  StTjOSEMTSSCHOOL  NELSON, E. C.  A boarding and day school conducted by the  Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace. It is situated at  the corner of Hill and Josephine streets in one of  ihe best residential portions of Nelson, and is  easily accessible from all parts of the city.  Tho course of btudy includes the fundamental  and higher branches of thorough English education: Business course���bookkeeping, stenography and typewriting. Science course���music:  vocal and instrumental, drawing, etc. Plain art  and needlework, etc.  For terms and particulars apply to fcho Sister  Superior.  Nelson Business College  Has entered upon its second quarter with enlarged accommodation and incieobcd facilities  for promoting tho mtu-cRts of Htudcnts.  Night classes Monday, WedncHday, and Friday  of each week. Register early. Room 1, Victoria  Block, Josephine street.  fix  m  m  m  m  m  flk.  fix  the" Crow's Nest Pass Railway.  M___-Oa_-_____M-_-___!  Business and Residential Lots ranging at prices    .  from S75 to $150 each.  Termsr One-third cash; balance 8 and 12 months. W   mmm fj\  This townsite is held jointly by the Canadian Pacific Railway "*  Company and T, G. Procter. (f?  Apply to FRANK FLETCHER, Land Agent 0. P. R., Nsfson. f\  or to T. Q, PROCTER, Balder Street, fieison. y}|  l_i i_�� ���_*���__ _��t  'VS.'.?.*'.*.-*:-<*-*,-<*���*,-����,-_t-ifff-tf- _s>���_����� _��������__��oa��� **.  P. Burn  Head Office at  ���NELSON, B.  Wholesale and Retail  lers in Meats  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 ��   &  THAVES,   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.  V  tii.cSA*?!''^,���:-j THE Tfii8trS_. KELSON B. 0., SATURDAY, MAY 5, 1900  BAtt OF MONTREAL  CAPITAL, all paid up..$12,000,000  REST '.'     6.000,000  Lire? Strathcona and Mounts Royal ...President  linn. George A. Drummond Vice-President.  K. S. Clottston General Manager  NKLSON BRANCH  Corner llaker and Kootenay Streets.  Branches in London (Knglnnd) Nkw York,  'hicago, and all the principal cities in Canada.  Huy and sell Sterling Exchange and Cablo  Transfers.  (jranL Commercial and Travelers' Credits,  n\ uihiblo in any part of the world.  Drafts Issued, Collections Hade, Etc.  THE BANK OF  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  NELSON  Imperial Bank of Canada  HEAD   OFFICE, TORONTO.  Savings Bank Branch  CUKUKNT KATE OK INTKKI.ST PAID.  HALL MINES REORGANIZED  Shareholders' Meeting.  An extra-ordinary geueral meeting of the shareholders of the Hall  Miues, Limited, was held at Winchester House, E. C, on Thursday,  for-the purpose of considering, and,  if thought fib, passing resolutions  for the reconstruction of the company. Mr. Robert Ward presided.  The secretary (Mr. A. E. Ashley)  lead the notice convening the  meeting.  The chairman said : Gentlemen,���  You will remember that on the 10th  of last   month    an   extraordinary  general  meeting  of the   company  was held, when a new board of directors was appointed, and charged  with the specific function of drawing up a scheme of reconstruction  to present to you for your consideration.     The labors   of the   board  since that date have been -.continuous, and today's meeting has been  called at the earliest possible moment, so that no time whatever has  been lost in endeavoring to give effect to your, wishes.'   The scheme���  the--particulars of which you will  Ho doubt have read in the circular  accompanying the notice convening  this meeting���is briefly as follows :  That the capital of the reconstructed  company���the new company���  shall be ��325,000, of which 250,000 -  oidiuary shares are to be given in  exchange    for    250,000     ordinary  shares held by shareholders in the^  existing company, credited with 15s'  paid   ti])  thereon;  25,000'ordinary  -"'hares" to be allotted  as fully paid  tn the holders of 25,000 preference  -hares in the present company, aud  .")'J,000 ordinary shares to be placed  t o reserve to satisfy the debenture  holders' right of conversion.  At the last meeting it was hinted  in the course Of the discussion that  the board would probably have'two  st lings to-its bow. Now, in connection with the - reconstruction  scheme, the directors wero most  anxious, in the interests of every  individual shareholder, both large  and small, to^give the closest attention to any .proposal that "might  come before them, -but I hardly  ' think it would bo desirable for me  l.) speak of the details of a counter  proposal .which was made to your  board, and subsequently withdrawn. However, X may tell you  {.hat the proposition which we place  .before you today with a view to rc-  fonsti'iiction has this distinct advantage���every shareholder iu the  Is''now prepared to issue Drafts and  Letters of Credit on Skaguay, U. S.,  Atlin, B. C, and Dawson City, N. W. T.  man's speech to which ho wished to  refer���namely, that dealing with  the counter proposal to the directors' scheme. Although that proposition was deemed not worthy of  acceptance by the board, it proved,  to his mind, that the company  possessed a valuable property when  mining men from the other side  were willing to put up from ��75,-  000 to ��SO,000 to work the undertaking, notwithstanding the fact  that thoy wanted to be paid interest for their money, and to have it  back again before the shareholders  participated in any profits. Such  evidence, he considered, justified  the shareholders in contributing 5s  per share to work the property.  Mr. P. Schweder said that as the  value of the scheme largely depended upon the Avay in which it was  carried out, he wished to, know if  the chairman could give him any  information as to the constitution  of the new board.  The chairman replied that he did  not thiuk he could entirely satisfy  the  last speaker.    Of course, they  were  quite aware that the future  direction of the company depended-  very largely  upon  the gentlemen  who constituted the board of directors, and   the  shareholders  might  rest assured that very great care  would  be taken in their selection.  Mr. Robert Harye5r,J who had been  long connected with the Hall Mines,  .had-consented  to join the  board,;  aud also Mr. Boulnois, a gentleman  of great experience.    He (the chairman) had been invited to join the  directorate, but up to the present  time he had given no definite reply.  He  was hot particularly keen in  complying with that invitation, but  he was assured  by his colleagues  that he would be of great assistance  to them On'account of his long connection with British/' Columbia and*  his  previous  connection  with  the  company, and he would give his reply in .the course of the next few,  days.    The board of the new company would be limited to live members, so that they would always  have a good working majority in  the city."  The     resolutions   were    carried  unanimously.  Capital Authorized  Capital Paid up  Rest  $2,500,000  $2,391,863  $1,554,710  D. P. Wilkie.Gcncral Manager.  E. Hay, Inspector.  Nelson Branch���Burns Block, 221 Baker Street  J. M. LAY, Maunder.  which, it is estimated, will cost $S,-  500,000, and the Herrera steamship  line, $1,500,000.  They will give a strong system of  roads over the whole island oxcept  that none run into Havana.    The  owners of the United railroad of  Havana, and the Regia Stores have  asked $15,000,000 for the two lines.  Tho  company   plans   to   get   into  Havana by building from Matanzas.  Full permission to make this improvement aud any other improve-,  ments necessary has been secured  from  senator Root.    In fact, it is  said   that    the   proposals    of   sir  Willian Van Home met with such  ready    encouragement   from    the  secretary of war that he found his  new company would ��� have greater  liabilities than lie had counted on.  As soon as the present lines are  workiug the company will make extensions   into   all    the   provinces  where agricultural or mineral developments-   are   promised.     The  Herrera line, of vessels, which has  also been secured, has a monopoly  of the northern coast trade;   Backers of the new syndicate are also interested, it is said, in the purchase  of the street railroads of Havana.  VAN   HORNE'S   SCHEME.  existing company will have the opportunity at an expenditure of 5s  _ pt-r sharcof rctainiug_aii iutere&t in  ti large property which we all hope  and believe is capable of producing  \ cry good results. The other proposition had this distinction���it proposed to absolutely acquire the in-  1 crests of all the shareholders of  this company, or in other words to  lake the juice of the orange and  give the peel to the shareholders.  We did not consider that scheme  Mould be acceptable to the shareholders, and I may say that ic was  Mibsoqueutly withdrawn by the  proposers on account of tho illness  ( f one of the gentlemen connected  with it.  Should the resolutions bo passed  loday for reconstruction, the company will be in a position to acquire  sufficient funds to pay off its liabilities, and we estimate that it will  have have, in addition, a working  < tipital of from ��40.000 to ��45,000  sterling to proceed with the work  of developing this great property  which has been so often urged by  experts employed by this company  stud by meu entitled to speak upon  the matter, for whose opinions not  o'lly tho late board, but; some of the  largest shareholders have the highest regard. After the resolutions  Ji ive been proposed and seconded S  s'mll ask the solicitor to explain the  a ?reement wliich Jias been drawn  i p between the Hall Mines, Limited,  and its liquidator, and ��� the new  company���which we propose to  name the Hall Mining aud Smelting  Company, Limited���indicating thab  the company has iu view very important operations in connection  with smelting in addition to-mining.  Mr. George Freeman, in seconding the resolutions, said that there  was only one point in the chair-  Sir William Van Home's great;  Cuban railway project has now  been fairly launched; and the official information which is now forthcoming shows that the earlier reports in no way exaggerated its  magnitude and importance. The  chairman of the Canadian Pacific  railway is at the head of the new  company, which has'been incorporated at Trenton. New Jersey. The  scope of its operations will embrace  practically the whole of the transportation work of the island.  r-Yom tho nucleus furnished by the  present line a complete network of  railways will be formed, which will  connect all towns of importance in  Cuba, aud affiliated with the rail-  _way _ will-be _ a line _of -steamships  which will run between Cuba and  the principal ports of the United  States.  Tho company is capitalized at a  nominal capital of $8,000,000, but  the actual amount which will shortly be forthcoming for this gigantic  undertaking will be many times that  amount. The organizing and controlling spirit of the enterprise is  sir William Van Home, and associated with him are several officers  of the Metropolitan street railway  of Now York,and several American  millionaire financiers.  Since his return from Cuba, less  than three months ago, sir William  has been a familiar figure in New  York and Washington. lie has  been in.consultation with senator  Root of the United States government, with regard to the concessions, and it is said that ample protection has been assured to the  capitalists by the federal authorities. This is a complete list of the  incorporators, of the new company:  sir William Van Home, Levi P.  Morton, John W. Maekay, James J.  Hill, general Samuel Thomas, W. C.  Whitney, Thomas F. Ryan, E. J.  Berwind, P. A. B. Widener, W. L.  Elkins, general Grenvilie M. Dodge,  IL M. Flagler, II. Walters. G. G.  Haven, E. II. Ilarriman, Homy M.  Whitney, G. Si. Hopkins, William  L. Bull and C. F, Barney.  Lines upon which options have  already been secured and which will  come into the vast combination are  the Sagua railroad, which it is said  will be secured at tho par value of  stock, $8,000,000; the Caibarien  road, $2,000,000; tho Savimalia  road, $5,250,000; the Cienfugees  road,   $250,000:   the  Jucaro   line,  .   Mining in Deadwood Camp. ������'������_.  The St. Lawrence claim in Dead-  wood camp, adjoining the Mother  Lode, operated by the  Deadwood  Gold-Copper Mining Compauy, has  closed down, but will resume just  as   soon   as the  necessary boiler,  hoist, pump, etc., have been procured and installed.   The work on  this property has been  done  principally upon a shaft whicli- has been  sunk   on   the ledge and. which is  now about 73 feet iii  depth.    The  last eight feet of the 'sinking has  improved foot by foot;   iron and  calcite well mixed with copper" pyrites have been come upon in considerable quantities. The ledge is on the"  surface, it is thought,  although  no  crosscut has yet been made, to be  100 feet in width, and  this* is supposed to be kept up as depth has  gained; in fact, it is  gathered from  certain indications that it litis actually  increased.   Assays have been  taken  which vary greatly, 'Nothing less than $3 have been obtained,  but some have run-*as high as $13(5,  the latter, of course, being a picked  sample. Afairestimateoftheavevage  value of the ore at the depth gained  would be in the neighborhood of $8,  which is ample, as is shown by the  late report issued by Jay P. Graves,  to   afford   shipping   values    on   a  dividend-paying basis,  J. Peterson,  the superintendent, is  now  on  his  way to Spokane, and is endeavoring  to pick up*some second hand, machinery with  which  to start  the  early ojocrations which it is confidently thought will amply justify  the  purchase  of newer and  more  powerful   machinery in, tho  near  future.   SHORT   WAR   STORIES.  disillusionment. "I know," says  Allen, "Rhodes and his crowd are  at the bottom of this war, and were  it not for the fear that Britain  would lose its prestige, I would  never take up arms to support  Rhodes and his crew."  Private Sach, of the Lancaster.*?,  writing to his  friends at  Macclesfield, describes the final struggles of  Buller's relieving force before Ladysmith was reached.    He says: "We  only had seven  oflicers,  and  three  wero wounded early in the engagement.    With no officers left to give  commands the troops went forward  with a rush.    The supports did not  like    being   left   behind,   so tiiey  jumped up aud joined the firing  line, and a great number of reserves  followed    suit.       We   got   right  amongst the Boers with our bayonets  aud fairly surprised them,  paying  back many an old debt.     My chum  noticed a couple of Boer wagons  upset in a   donga   lying   to our  left     front,     between     the     hill  we      had      captured     and     that  on which the 2nd Queen's were  advancing.'   We made our way across  to them in search of spoil, but suddenly came in view of a Boer trench  about 50 yards in front, flying the  white flag  and  firing at the same  time.   We lay down and commenced to knock them over, when about  50 of their men ranout, threw down  their rifles, and up with tlieir hands.  We ceased   firing,  and I partially  raised my body to see them come in  when  one   fellow   jumped up and  shot me through the right shoulder.  I shouted to my chum, ' Look out ;  I'm  wounded.'    He,  however,  was  coming   across   to, my   assistance,  when several Boers got up and shot  him dead, then threw down  their  arms and ran towards the  remainder  of the  prisoners.     I tried  to  shoot the dogs on the.run, but could  not get my rifle to my^shoulder."  SECT THAT HONORS JUDAS.  paralysed, and a whole battery retiring before about 50 sharpshooters.  It was an hour and a half befoie  our advance could be resumed. The  time gained for the enemy was perfectly invaluable, it Was just that  by which he got off his four guns  and the Vickers-Maxim, besides a  long lino of heavily-laden transport, and but for it we might even  have brought, the Avar to the  abruptest of conclusioiib by the  capture of the two presidents���for  both were in the camp.  A FULL LINE OF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  local and coast.  Flooring  local and coast.  Newel Posts  Stair Rail  Mouldings  Shingles  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  of all kinds.  IF WHAT YOU WANT IS NOT IN STOCK  WE WILL MAKE IT KOR YOC  CALL AND GET PRICES.  Wholesale  Houses  NELSON  B. C.  AMERICAN  AND  EUROPEAN  PLANS  MEALS  25  CENTS  ROOMS LIGHTED BY ELECTRICITY  AND HEATED BY STEAM  25 CENTS TO ?1  321 to 331 Baker Street, Nelson.  QUEEN'S HOTEL  BAKER STREET. NELSON.  Lighted by Electricity and Heated with Hot Air.  _JRATED AND MINERAL WATERS.  TTHORPE & CO.. LIMITED.-Cornor Vernon  _ and Cedar streets, Nelson, manufacturers  pf ana wholesale dealers in osratcd waters and  fruit syrups. Sole agents for Halcyon Sprinjsrs  mineral water.  Telephone 60.  ASSAYERS*   SUPPLIES.  TXT P. TEETZEL & CO.-Corner Baker and  �� �� ���   Josophino streets. Nelson, wholesale dealers in   assayers  supplies.   Agents for Denver  Fire Clay Co. of Denver. Colorado.  CIGARS.  MANUFACTURING  .       and Hall streets. Nelson, manufacturers of "Royal Seal" and "Kootenay Belle" brands of cigars.  ~~ COAL.  rjROW'S NEST PASS COAL COMPANY���  yf Wholesalo dealers In coal and coke. Charlsa  St. Barbo, Agent, Baker streot. Nelson.  KOOTENAY  CIGAR  CO.-Corner Baker  Large comfortable bedrooms and  first-class  dining-room. Sample rooms for commercial men.  RATES $2 PER DAY  J. A, Sayward  HALL AND LAKE STBEET8, NELSON  Porto Rico Lumber Co.  (LIMITED)  J.  Successors to  A. DEWAR & CO.  ���Among the-piisoners-found ia  Cronje's laager at Paardeberg was  lieutenant G. W. Herbert of the  Welsh regiment, who, eight dyys  before the surrender of the Boer  leader, attempted to swim the river  with despatches from lord Kitchener, and was captured by the Boors.  Writing shortly after his release  to a relative���a Welsh member of  parliament���who lias just received  the letter, lieutenant Herbert  describes the Boer laager as a veritable inferno. "After we weie  caught," he says, "we were compelled, to suiter the indignity of being deprived of our uniforms, which  were at once annexed by two' of  Cronje's oflicers. Tney thrust, us  into a dark hole carved out of the  kopje at the back of Cronje's tent,  and wc were not supplied with  either food or water for two days.  Our sufferings wero horrible. . .  Cronje seemed to be sure of success  then, and did not give up till the  seventh day, when he and his wife  attempted to flee, but found that  the Canadians had cut off the only  means of escape."  One of the II. Company, Imperial  Light Infantry, named Allen, writes  to a Neath (Glam.) gentleman an  account of his experiences in South  Africa. The Lancashire - advance  man at Spion Ivop was, he .says,  challenged by the Boer sentry, who  shouted out in Dutch, "Stop- who  goes there?" The advance shouted  "Friends," and got closer. The  sentry saw the trick, and warned  his comrades that "the English  were on them." "It was hi.s last  shout, one of our chaps ran up and  put the bayonet right through his  heart." At daybreak the mist  lifted, and then eamo the British  In his latest report to the czar,  the procurator of the holy synod,  tells of a new sect discovered in the  government of Yakeutsk, eastern  Siberia, and originated by a peasant, Filip Likhacheff, who was exiled to that remote .region from the  Uumskaya government for belonging to the sect of the "Skopt/.i."  The Auglo-IUissian says that the  doctrines of the new sect are explained in the, MS. headed, "My  Profession," and its chief points  are:  * (1) The first real disciple of Christ  was Judas, for ho repented - of his  sin and hanged himself. The same  method of death is recommended to  the members of the sect who wish  to part from this sinful life. (2)  Reverence is duo only to God, that  shown to any man is idolatry, ' (3)  Man being sinful in his very nature  and inclined to induce others to sin,  he must not have any-authority  OA'er his fellow man.. (4) Hence no  obedience must be shown to any  secular or ecclesiastical autboiity.  (5) The powers that be are* from  the devil, officials of the state, as  well as p'riests of the church, ((i)  Property is a sin as the result of  greed, likewise family ties as the  result of the Inst of the flesh.  Likhacheff, On being arrested,  openly acknowledged himself to be  tho author of "My Profession." The  heresy was spreading among workingmen, especially among "Skopt-  ssts" exiled to Siberia from European Russia.   Caused by a Panic.  London, May *L���The Gazette  this evening contains general  French's icpoitof- the disaster to  the Suffolk regiment in' Colesberg  district, January 5th, whicli he attributed entirely to the fact that a'  majority of the four companies of  the regiment engaged were seized  with panic and retired. lie pays  high tribute to the oflicers of the  regiment' and the men who re  i.mined with thi-nr.  Rough and  Dressed  Lumber  Shingles  Mouldings  A-1 White Pine Luqber Always in  StocK-  We carry a complete stock of  Coast Flooring, Ceiling, Inside Finish, Turned Work, Sash and Doors.  Special order work" will receive  prompt attention.  W|rs. E. C. Clarke, Prop.  LATE OF THE ROYAL HOTEL, CALGARY  A Big Schooner  OF BEER OR  HALF-AND-HALF  ALWAYS  FRESH  10c  ALWAYS  COOL  Tho best glass of beer to be had in Nelson is at  THE CLUB HOTEL  Corner Silica and  Stanley Streets.  E. J. CURRAN, Prop.  COMMISSION MERCHANTS.  fT J. EVANS & CO.-Baker street, Nelson,  ���*-������������   wholesale    dealers   in   liquors,    cigars,  cement, firo brick and lire clay, water plpo and  steel rails, and general commission merchants.  ELECTRICAL   SUPPLIES.  TrOOtE.VAY ELECTRIC SUPPLY & CON-  ���*���*- STRUCTION COMPANY-Wholcsalcdeal-  crs m telephones, annunciators, bolls, batteries,  fixtures, ete.;*Houston block. Nelson.  FLOUR AND FEED.  "DRACKMAN - KER MILLING COMPANY  ���*-**.��������� Cereals, Flour, Grain, Hay. ,Straiglrt or  mixed cars shipped to all Xootenay Point-..  Grain elevators at all principal pointson Calgarv-  Kdmonton It. It. Mills at victoria, New Westminster, and Edmonton,-Alberta.  rpAYLOR FEED & PRODUCE CO.���Baker  ���*��� streets Nelson (George F. Mot ion's old  stand), * Flour, Feed, Grain, Hay and Produce.  Car lots a specialty. Correspondence solicited.  Phone 26.  FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  BURNS &   CO.���Baker  street,   Nelson,  wholesale dealers in fresh and cured moats.  Cold storage.      "  GROCERIES. -       "  A MACDONALD & CO.-Corner Front and  ���*-*������ Kail streets, wholesale grocers and  jobbers in blankets, gloves, mitts, boots, rubbers,  mackinaws and miners' sundries;!���"*  ���prOOTENAY. SUPPLY COMPANY, LIMI-  ���*���*>.��� TED���Vernon street, ��� Nelson, wholesalo  grocers. .  P.  TOHN CHOLDITCH & CO.-  "   son, wholesale grocers.  -Front street, Nel-  IVjadden House  Baker and Ward  Streets, Nolson  Porto Rico LumberCo. Ltd.  Contractors and Builders  WILL DO WELL TO  Buy Their Lumber  AT -  G�� 0. Buchaqan's  A large stock of ant-class dry material on  band, also a full lino of sash, doors, mouldings,"  turned work, oto.  Factory Work a Specialty  Yards   Foot of Hondryx street, Nel30a  Telephone, 91    Jo^H   Ra6,   AgCtlt  COAL]      COAL!  GREAT REDUCTION  $5.15  Tho only hotel in Nelson thab has remained  under one management since 1890.  Tho bed-rooms are well furnished and lighted  by eloctrlcity.  The bar is always stocked by tho best dom s-  tio and imported liquors and cigars.  THOMAS MADDEN, Proprietor.  B. C. HOTEL   eeie, b. c  Pirst-class in ever;  liquor*? and cigars,  and resident guests,  ry respect.   Choicest wines.  Every comfort for trancient  HEADQUARTERS FOR UNION MEN.  JOSEPH CAMPBELL, Proprietor.  ��tHedal_ttli'  Vernon  Street, Nelson.  "CV R. 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, bams, lard and other produefs. y-  T Y. GRIFFIN & CO.���Front street, Nelson,  ���*�������� wholesalo dealers in provisions, ,cured  meats, butter and eggs. .-..    y ...  HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.  TT BYERS & CO.-Corncr Bakerand Josephine  ���L-J-' streots, Nelson, wholesale dealers in Hardware and mining supplies.  Powder Co.  Agents for Giant  TAWRENCE HARDWARE COMPANY���  ������-���Baker St., Nelson, wholesale dealers in  hardware and mining supplies, and water and  plumbers' supplies.   TTANCOUVER HARDWARE COMPANY,  v LIMITED���Baker street. Nelson, wholesale  dealers in hardwaro and mining supplies plumbers and tinsmiths"supplies. _A(jtint*5 Ontario  Works. ___^   " LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  rpURNER, BEETON & CO.-Comcr Vernon  ���*��� and Josephine streets. Nelson, viliolewilo  dealers in liquors, cigan. ana dry goods. Agt'iu-i  for Pabst Brewing Co of Milwaukee and Cal-  gaiy Brewing Co. of Calgar>.      T   -   PAINTS   AND   OILS.  Hard Coal  Anthracite  TKLEPBONE  33  $9.65 j&sr"8*686  DELIVERED  C._W._West &Jo.  LOTS  FOR   SALE.  Lot  Lot  Lot  Lot  9  9  11  7  Block  Block  Block  Block  i ] Cash Offer  7 j All Four  SMOKE  ROYAL SEAL  AND  KOOTENAY BELLE  CIGARS     "  UNION MADE  NELSON HARDWARE  COMPANY-  Street���Whole _le dealei s  and   brushes  of all  kinds.  Kootenay.   Baker  in paints, oils.  Largest stock  in  POWDER, CAPS  JJAMILTQN   POWDER  AND  FUSE.      COMPANY-Baker  stieet. Nelson, manufacture! s ot dynamite,  sporting, stumping and black blasting powders,  wholosale dealers in caps and fuse, and electric  Masting apparatus.            SASH AND D00BS7        '  NELSON SAW AND PLANING MU,L9,  LIAUTED-Corner Fiont and Hall sue***--*,  Nelson, manufacturers of and wholesale dealer),  in sash and doors,all k.nds of factory work m ide  to order.   TENTS 'AND   AWNINGS.  VELSOS TENT AST) AWN ING FACTORY���  x?"    I3akcr street, Nelson.   Manufacturers of .ill  kinds of  touts.,  a\uin_��;'  P. O. Box 70    'Iheo Mad'  and   canto,!,  son, propnetoi.  goods.  ^ootenay Cigar Mfg. Oo.  nklso.y, nnrnsnr columhsa  How the War Nearly Ended.  The special correspondent of tlio  Daily News, w.ith- French's force,  states that the^war noarly came to  an abrupt conclusion before wo got  Bloemfontein, by the capture of  "both tho pre&identP, a capture which  should havo been effected. Accord-  -ing to his story the Boer general,  finding his line of retreats imperilled, sent out a small body of  sharpshooters, who, advancing out  of our sight, gained a small ridge  towards which French was ridiug;  thence they poured in a sharp fire.  P. battery of Si. II. A. blundered  lamentably, regarding a target of  30 or 40 I3oers a1--, too paltry .for  notice, and continued to direct their  fire against the distant and doubtful target offered by the Boer  guns, which were moving off. More  oven than this, an. order from the  general was somehow misunderstood, and the battery limbered up  and commenced to retire, French  himself in great impatience dtu-Ijiug  down to direct the fire to the desired point. One had liere for a  mi mi to tho remarkable spectacle of  a   brigade and   a half of cavalry  W. F.  ADDRESS  Teetzel,  Nelson.  ONEYTO LOAN  ON  AT 7 PER CENT  BUSINESS PROPERTY  Apply O. L. LKNNOX, Solicitor, Nolson H. O  "LAND NOTICE.  Notice i-* licieby nhi_.>, that an or one month f  will make.ipplictLlIon lo the ('liiefColMinfssionur  ofL.imls ,iif(( Works to ptnol. iso one bundled  and si\ty .u*rci of land in iho Distnrl or WesL  JCunlcimy, in the Piotiifse of Hntish Columbia,  situated on tlie went side of Kootuiaj lake, on  Itonldor creek, abouf two tm'ts soii'lrof Jialfour*  Commencing al Iiu1i.il I'ost marked "John llurk.  N: JO. Cornur," tlienci' \\��*st >i\ty-four chnta*,.  Uienre south twenty livt* chants, thence cast  stxlj-foiirchaiiis, tlicnce north t\*.er*ty-itvechains  to the Initial Post.  JOHN JilJRK.  IJaled -it Nelson tills 7tii day of April. 1!J0<).  "notice!  Notice is hereby i<i\ en lb.it 1 intend to apply sit  fhclir-.t u.U'linn "f tbe Hoard of License Com-  missiom*i*s ful tiieCitj of Nekon heldtbirli dujs  after the ilalo hereof, for have lo Jiansfei tl'ie  lii'tlli-e now hi'id \i\ mo for i -��ilooii known as  Ihc Atli.ibnsia saloon, -itiitilr mi tin* Soiitlw*ji<-l  (Oiliei of Kak'-r and Ivuolt <.a.. -.tieets Nel-on,  B (',. Ikiiik on I.jI 1. block \>, in .Nelson afoic  said, to i'aniik J IIii-m*!!. ui Inisi foi the Ath.i-  basi ii Hotel (\jiiiiij_iii , l.innli il  Witii'-s-,, 1', 1*. Wiimiv.        .1 vs*. N'i:ttnns.  Pitid tins 1M inlay of Ajml. \'t*i.  NOTICE.  The member*' of the Cooks' and WiUleis'  Union will nn ut at I'nfon JIall on Thursday,  April ait li at 8 p.m. A Ktinil atteiiduncu is re-  iinustod.  R. REISTERER & CO-  , BKKWKRS  AND HOTTLK11S OB*  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  WINES AND CIGARS.  HALIFORNIA W7NE COMPANY, LI _I-  ���**-' TUD���Corner Front and Hall streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers In vines (ca.se and bulk!  and domestic and imported ciftarp.  ENGINEER^  ./-"JBARLES PAKKRK-Minwf*. njid milling cn-  Vjf   Kineer.   West JSakci sliect, Nelson.  FRATERNAL   SOCIETIES.  NKLSON LODGE. NO. 23, A. K. & A. M.  Moota second Wednesday In each month.  8ojo_*nlng brethren Invited.  .......      .       ay btroets. every  Tuesday evening; at 8 o'olock. vfsitinR: KnijcbU  cordially invited to attend, li, Q. Jov, K, o�� life S.   Leonard Scott, C. O.  NELSON L. 0. L., No. 1U.92, moots In I. O, O. V.  Hall, cornor JUakor and Kootenay ulreem.  Prompt and regular  delivery to tho trade  Brewery at Nelson  Nelson   Wine   Co.  GH02CE WINES AND LIQUORS  Special attention given to family trade  T����rnfti*cU.      FRANK A.' TAMBLYM  Nelson, 11. O. man'aokr  Corporation City of Nelson  TENDERS WANTED.  SaiJiih-d tomlej-, for .supplying the City of Nel ���"���oh  t\iiii Imiiliei for the remainder of Lhe je ir ISKKf  will l>o re��'ci\ud by thu undersigned Up to noon  on Monday. May 7th, I'M).  \V. li. WASSON, Acting City Clerk.  Nelson. April 28th. I'M.  LAND" NOTICE. "  Notice is hereby ��itcn ihntiiftcr one month 1  \*iill make application to the Chief Commissioner  of Linds and Works to puieh.ist*- /oili acres of  liuid in Ihc disinet of West Kootcnav in the  lu*o\ilice of HiiLish Columbia, situated ou tbe  easi Mile of Kootenay lake, botlteen Ixiekhart  ami i_.ifr.inci* Liteks as follows; ('.mimciiciiiK  Ul a 1'i.st on the In acb imukcd "initial i'osi lobn  Laiillaw* s* N. W. Cornui." thence somberly alontf  tile lake *_.ll chains, ihuncu c'asteily an chains,  (hence nml hoi 1>   _0 chaii-.   thence westerly ill  chains to the place of briFituiii'i;.  Juft'  LAIDLAW.  Uny of April,  Dated at Nolson, B. C��� this  Iftxj.  NOTICE   OF" MEETING.  Thu Nelson plumbers. j_ras dud Munin litters*  niiioti mecth every tfecoml and fourth Friday a.t  Xbe Minert,' Union ball at, 8 p.m.  11. WKEKB, Socretary pro tew.  1st and 3rd Friday of each month. Vlnitjiig  brat hern cordially invited. 11. llobiiiaon, XV. M.  ^^i^wfoid^tMoiidiiiii-tiTCjrtai*}^             XTELSON AilinX Number 2% Fraternal Order  *t���,, of Knglefl, meets every second and fourth  Wodnosday Inoach month in Fraternity Kail,  Visiting brothren welcome W. Oosiiell, Prebi  dent).   Chailcn Prosser, Secretary.  TRADES   UNIONS.  NKLSON MINERS' UNION NO. 90. XV. V. of  M.���Meets in miners" union rooms, noilh-  eoat earner Victoria and Kootenay .streets, eveiy  Saturday evening at 8 o'clock. Visiting; mem- ,  bers welcome. M. U. Mowuti, Pretideiit.. Jiiimis  Wilku-i, Heoremry. ^_  NELSON PAINTERS" l"NION-Tho icg'ilur  meeting of the Painters' Union i> held  every Wednesday e*_cutii|_; nl. 7.30, ill Ihe'J'.iiii*  tors' Union halt, behind flic Clarke hold. T. O.  Bkntbo, pie-idem.   Alfred Turner, 'urrelnrj.   TRADES AND LABOR COUNCIL. -The regular meeting*** of the Nek-on Trades and Labor*  Count il wilt beheld in the ininer.s' union hall,  corner of Victoria and Kootenay streets, on tho  first* and third Thursday of each month, at  7.30 p.m. G. J. Thorpe, Pre-idenl. J. II. Alaihc-  son,'"Secretary.   TIIE regular meetings of the Carpenters' Union  are held on Wcdiie-day eioninic of each  week, at 7 o'clock, iti tho Mincr.s' Union hull corner VicLoria and Kootenay streets. 11. Robinson, Prc-idcnt.   JnniefCoIliiisf, Secietary.  BARKERS' UNION. -Ncls-uii l'nion. No. I!*,*. of  the International JuHnu'j men Harbor's Union of Amciio.i. meets every m-t and thud Mon-  d.u of ea< li month m Miner's Union Hall, corner  of victoria and Kootenaj -tieets. at S:'<n p.m.  -harp. Vl-itim," broriier- cordially invited lo  attend. .1. H. Mulboson. Pic-idmit. U". S. Hol-  ville, Seciei.iry.  LA J IO REUS' UNION*.-Vel-on Lubmers' Pro-  tcclite Union, No. _>l*Jl. A. F. of L.. meets in  Miners' i uion Hall, northcisl corner of Victoria  ftml Kootenay stieols. on the llrnt and third Monday of each month, ut S p.m, tittup. Visiting  member-of the Amutican Federation cordially  united to attend. John Mullen, President.  l_arcj Slmkclton. Secietary.   OIGAR MAKERS' UNION meet* 1st Tuesday  in every month in Uio VV. V. M. lialL    Kseo  utivo board meets every Saturday. !^th-____l____ft-!_-  4  THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY MAY 5  1900  l  I  !__;  I'  Iw-  r  Rubber Gloves  FOR WOMEN AND MEN  The 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.  shells with wonderful accuracy and  causing a hasty retreat of the  burghers. The bombardment continued today at all points by howitzers and field guns, supported by  two companies of the Minister regiment. Tiie Boers were driven from  the shelter and tlieir guns badly  put out of action.  ESTABLISHED 1892  H.   BYERS   &   CO.  HARDWARE  ESTABLISHED 1892  Victoria Block, Corner Baker and Josephine Streets  DRUGS AND ASSAYERS' SUPPLIES  ',  Uf  '���4  iti  !  iti  *������  2".  iti  8-f  iti  T*;  iti  v'  iti  ;-��  U)  3. "  H  1  ii  �����i*t  iti  _-i:ZLSZi��L;&Z-_:&;Z--i&��L&&_        '-S'{i''-_'_'_'_'-S'a'3l''_'_>  fig*.- _������_���_.���_���_..*_..*5*r _*: _":_,.*_rr ��� 0-0-0-0.0-?Bi-070'?0'.0-0^2.^  something New  EVERY WEEK  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  Ui  iti  And in order to make room for our new  goods we must dispose of a few.    We are  (}]  prepared, my Kootenay friends, to let you JjJ  iti  inspect the latest and most complete up-to- \ti  Jg  date stock in British Columbia.    We invite vJ  iti you all to examine them, and know you will xti  * iti not  only be  satisfied  with  the   goods  but Hi  Mj prices also.                                   .   ���   ����� -W  \ti       How Dover Disposes of Mail Orders       U  (ti xti  iti By having a first-class jewelry manu- iti  Xti factory with the best of mechanics, and our xti  Hf watch making department   has  no  equal. My  Ui   We  are prepared  to  make  anything  and iti  \ti  everything in our line with a guarantee. \ti  ^       ��� All mail and express orders receive our v^  iti prompt attention. iti  Xti   * xti  $ Jacob- Dover9 The Jeweler $  \_i NELSON, B. C. Xti  v*_i _��>>  ^-���V.a'.S^^-a ���!&���_>���-^T&'SrS ____________________._T*(_��f_-:  ���^0-0-0-0-0-0^0-0-0^0y^^        1_'.*_.>_,._r-_"���_!._���.__���.*_���.���_".5*. SC*  jg   Yes we have made Jg  $| rather a , ^  g Big* Hole g  ���    in our $12,000 Stock of Dry Goods    9  2 but we still have great  9 bargains to offer  CITY LOCAL NEWS  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.  *_6_  This  is  a  Genuine Clearing Sale as we are  going out of the Dry Goods line.  A. FERLAND & CO.  ELLIOT BLOCK, BAKER STREET.  TIEGE  stern Mercantile Co.,  GROCERS  rep  Place your order with  Tents,  Awnings,  and  alf kinds of Canvas Goods  Manufactured to Order  BAKER  STREET,   NELSON.  The new C. P.  11. tug will be  liitmchcil from Iho shipyard!) today nt 2 o'clock.  Tho craft has not been named yet.  The base ball club meets tonight  at 8 o'clock in the Hotel Humor Tho Kaslo  celebration committee wants two Nelson bull  teams to play there on May 21, and this matter  will bo considered. Other points of interest are  on the tapis and enthusiasts should make it a  point to drop in for a few moments and help the  game along.  Sidney A. Kelly, late of the provincial police force, has forwarded an excellent  portrait of himself in the uniform of the Strathcona Horse to a friend here. Kelly was granted  sergeant's chevrons before the regiment sailed to  Africa.  The contract for the erection of  I{. W. Hamiiiietorr's new residenco on Carbonate f-treet was let yesterday to W. G. Gillett at  52000.   The house is to be finished in sixty days.  An interesting matter comes ii]}  before the supreme court here next week when a  motion will he made in the case of Grand Porks  -Townsite Company Limited vs. J. A. Smith.  The plaintiffs allege that in January tho defendant, who was their secretary, left for Ontario  and then went to New Voir, without making  over certain sums aggregating goeOO which he  had received for the comrany and deposited in  the Merchants'Bank of Halifax. On iMarch 23  .judge Forin granted an interim injunction restraining defendant from withdrawing the  funds in question from the bank and the bank  from paying out the money. Plaintiffs will now  move for a continuanco of the interim injunction  until the action pending comes lo tn.il.  Rev. John   Robson  will   preach  in the ."Methodist chinch on Sunday morning on  the topic "Pern e, the H.xviom's J.cgae>.' At the  close of the service the sactanient will be dispensed. During Mr. Robson'., absence at conference, his work will bo taken by Thomas Howell.  H. M. Stevenson of the Ainsworth  Concentrator was in the citj yesteiday. He  states that I he Highlande.* propei ty is emploj ing  12 men on dc\elopmcnt, and the Tantl", lllinnib  and other piopositionsaie being worked steadily.  Westley and Townsend, the parties who have  taken a bond on the Canadian Ricillc Mining  & Milling Companj's claims aio c\pectcd at  Woodbury cieek next week to commence the  season's woik.  T. A. Johnson leaves on Monday for  the .SimUkamccn country to look after his mining  interests theie, and will be away all the summer.  He is negotiating with some Vancouverpaities  for a bond on tw o a cry promising copper pi op  cities on Boulder creek which T*elong to him.  They are named tho Constitution and International.  The Rifle Association will shoot  over tho new langes this afternoon. A strong  turnout of civilian and mihtarj membcis is desired as the oflicers of the oig.un/ation desnc to  obtain an idea as to how* the in<*mbcrs slioot.  The two teams which the association will enter  for the Canadian Military Rifle League's competition, arc to be picked shoitly as the team  shooting begins on .lime 1 and it is cssenti il that  all member.-, should be tested in order that the  teams may be well balanced,  '"Mann,1 Foley   Bros.   <fc  Larsen's  office at Trail *ft.,is closed jesteiday. Ji. F.  "Woodman, pajmaster and acconntnntand John  jbamcy, stenographer, passed thioiigh the eity  last night onrOute to Spokane.  J. S. i MeLeod came in from Cal-  g��nj last night and will icm.ain in Nelson permanently having seemed a position v.ith the Kootenay Jfileettieal Stipplj & Construction Company.  MeLeod is a oi.ick baseball catcher and will play  with Nelson this year. '  Rev. D. G. McQueen of Edmonton  will preach in the Piesbvtenan church Sunday  uioining, nnd Rev. Dr. Campbell of Victoria at  night.  The exappropriation of land for  the Jlalfour extension is Causing .some tioubte.  O. K. Uoer owns di acies at Fivc-mili? Point, a  poition of winch was icquired for the now line.  An arbitiation was to have taken place yesterday, II T. Wilgiess, C. P. 11 right of way agent,  octing foi the company and Dr. Hull for Mr. Boer.  1 he proceedings did not go far, however, as the  aibiliators failed to ugiee on a third man, Ap  plication will now bo mode to the su|)icnio comt  to appoint a thiid arbitrator. Macdonald &  Johnson aie acting for the C. P. If. in the mal tor  and Taylor & ILiniungton foi the owner.  Jaiueb W. Tierney, C. P. R. agent  at Arnpnor. Outaiio, d.ed >osteiday morning of  i-mallpov He \*��a-.iu Nelson ]a��t inonlli visiting  Ins uncle, W P. Tierney, .indaflei' leaving hero  went to Vancoinci. kn icute home from the  Coast he ti.vi oiled nn the same train with h'mJay-  son, the man who died of qmallpox at AVinnipeg,  from whom he contracted the disease. During  his visit to Nelson Mr. Tierney wade many  fucndb who will loain with extremelegret of his  demise, the intelligence* of which was wued to  XV. V. Ticrnej last c\ enmg. Deceased was St>  joins of age, and leaves ,i widow and six children.  ���Davis "^"Wardi-bai-ristorsr will  open abi.vneh otlipeat liieoinvood lorliij. Ernest  V. Appelhe, late of Toionto, will be (heii icprc-  scntatit e.  County court will be held here  on the Jlst instant. A number of ones are ul-  ic.idj on the lapis for the sitting.  Three   carters   were  before the  police uiugisli.ilu jesteidav tor breaches of the  icgul.itiont. The cases were lomanded to this  in orn mg.  Captain George Reid of the Kaslo  company Rocky Mountain It,iiigerc�� wa<? in the  city yi*steiday in connection with the tisitof the  local mililut to Kaslo on tliCfiuoiMi'sbiiUnIai. Re  projiiibcs (lie Nelson hojsa Siospitable njcoiitlon  and a good tune v. hile the) are m the town. Cap.  tans Heid was veiy _in\ious th.vt t|ioMa\uu gnu  should iiiipear in the piuwle ui,d iniidc unange  mcnls to that et!"ect.  A   locai   merchant   received   a  Minnows half dollai o���� thuoounlei* jesterday.  Tlio e.iuiiteifeit coin was of tho Newfoundland  issue and hud a faulv plausiblming, although it  rang fulhe when sounded alongside a guanine  piece, It is possible that Hlmil.ir counteifcits  limy be in ciiculatioii.  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 pati-ons and  get a share of the general  trade. I am now prepared  to show the latest styles in  all lines of spi-ing 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.  FllED J. SQUIRE, Manager.  Kootenay Steam Laundry  BLOMBERG & SWEDBE^G  Garden, Mill, Steam and^Suction  Hose.  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���Triinx Ore Oars, Oiant Powder, and Metropolitan I*'u.so, etc.  H. BYERS & CO.  NKLSON   (KASLO ** SANDON  �� PKOPKimORS  The only steam  laundry in Nelson employing union labor  A. LARSON, Manager  OTTO ffl. ROSENDALE  Portland, Oregon, Postoffice Box 464  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. :-  Nelson , Ice  Company  W1IOLLSAI.K AND JthfAII, DKM.l.KS IN  BUSINESS  MENTION.  For   Rent���For   three    mouths,  five roomed furnished cottage, modern conveniences, piano. Call morning between 10 and 12.  H.B. Mclntyre, Mill street, between Hendryx  and Cedar.  .For-large, airy furnished rooms,  very central, apply room 1, A. Macdonald block.  Harry Haley has applied for a  divorce, and legal proceedings will shortly be instituted. - ,  Wanted���At once a cook for * a  small crow of men in a boarding car. Apply J.  P. Manhart, C. P. Ti. station,-Nelson. '  I Furnished house wanted immediately; seven rooms and bathroom. Address J. G.,  J'ost ofllce.Nelson.  Hack   calls left at   the   Pacific  Transfer barn on Vernon street. Telephone  call 35. .    ;,  For Sale.���One-third interest iu  Mineral Claim near Vroir, for $100, money to be  expended in development. Apply to Alex  Stewart, Turner & Bocckh block, Nelson.  For sale���the north half of block  100, Nelson.   Address P. 0, Box 572, Nelson.  Spot cash paid for secoud-hand  goods of all kind sat the Nelson Bazaar, Malone  _ Ticgillus block.  Houses furnished with new and  second-hand furniture, or mixed new nnd secondhand furnituic, on the installment plan, by the  Nelson Bu_snar, Malone & Tregillui, block,  PROVINCIAL PARTY CONVENTION  The electors of the Nelson Riding, Webt JCoot-  enay Electoral District, wJio support the Provincial JJarty are requested to elect delegates to a  nominating convention, to be held at Knights of  Pythias Hall, Nelson, on Satuiday, May 12th,  1W, at 8 30 o'clock p. in, ropiesenUtion in the  convention to be as follows:  .Delegates.  waneta   1  Krie          2  Salmo                2  Ymir     Hall's Siding           Porto Rico   Nelson.. .    Procter ... . . ...,  Kuskonook   Sirdar    Creston  ...  Jiitchoncr.    Kikert's  ....  Refrigerators  Prices from $10 to $30  LAWRENCE HARDWARE COMPANY  ICE  Geneial agents for Mirror Lake Ice Company,  Ice delivered in any pint of the oity. Oflice at  Grand Cential Hotel, Vernon and Ward sticets.  Phone U8.   P. O. box 139.    l  Flowers arid  Plants  Palms Pi*c feet high. oOO roses pot grower* m  20 vailetics. A choice collection of house and  bedding plants _.Thousands to *-<_��� loot fjoin. Cut  How ers and de-ngns. Inspection invited. The  Nolson Gieen House, Fiont stieet, two blocks  east of whaif. D. McCREATH.  ,Ordeis bj mail promptly filled.  NOTICE.  All persons aie hci oby notified that Charles A.  Piossci is no longer connected -with the Wavci-  Jcy Iiotel Company, and has no authouty to eon-  ti act any indebtedness or collect any monies on  thou* behalf.  WAVJi.IH_.ftV HOTKIj COMPANY,  Kootenay   Coffee   Co.  N-LSON.Rq.   Oofffee'roaslers and. dealers la Tea and Coffee.  Offer fresh roasted coffee of beat quality as  follows:  Java and Arabian Maoha, per pound.��,...$ iD  Java and Mocha Blend, 3 pounda.......... 1 00  Fine Santos, 1 pounds  1 00  Santos Blend, 5 pounds  1 00  Oar Special Blend, 6 pounds  1 00  Our Rio Roast, 6 pounds..., - 1 00  A trial ordor solicited. Salesroom 2 doors eapt  of Oddfellows block. West Baker street.    (i                 . 1  .    . 1    .. 25    3    2  .        1                .... 3                ..      .   . 1    2  Delegates elect, if unable to attend tho conven  tion, shall June the pnwloge of appointing  pioxics. Credentials must be signed by the  chan man and secretary of the meeting at v> hich  thej aie elected, or if olected at a primary election by the judge and clerk of such election,  Delegates must be icgisiored \otor=,  DAVID McBEATH,  Chairman Provincial Party, Nelson Hiding.  FRED STARKKY,  Secretary Pi o\ inoi.il Paity, Nelson Riding.  Nelson, April 2jth, 1300.    ,  ���> -i��iz-x.'_l'g''g*���g-e'-g'-g-_���'���_'���       _________s_______e^  .to.,*'',*:>^,^;^:^:^'^:^:^:^:^:       ?0.0.0^?0?p. 0^.0-0.0-0  Uf  j{/ If you want Bargains  in  xti  iti  iti  to  I     Glassware    |  I     Crockery      1  Hi v iti  \ti Give us a call as our whole stock must \��  j^             be sold in a few days. j|j  xti   \*>  t KIRKPATRICK & WILSON t  xti iti  Ui   Telephone 10 185 Bakep Street   \ti  0'1S'-0-0''S"0'0-0^S  SL SL & SL- ZL SL &��� &��� g; __; ��; _L^  ��P-^ _T>-���T-!5^;_r�� _r-*��r. ^>^> 5T-���_<:  M  NOTICE OF PRIMARY ELECTION.  Aprimai*3 election will be held at Nelson on  Thmsday, May JOth, between the jiouisof 2 and  8.30 o'clock p.m , to tloct twentj-flve delegates to  attend the nominating convention of tlio Provm  cial Pai ty fc* the Nelson Riding, WestlCootcnay  Eloctoi al District. Polling place, sloie m Victoria block fionting on Josephine street. All  registered voters who aie suppoiteisof the Provincial Paity shall ha\e the pi lvilego of voting.  DAVID MoBKATH, Chniirimji.  FRED ST^RICKY, Secretory.  Nelson, April 25th, 1900. *���    -  SPECIAL   NOTICE.  A special ineoting of tl��e NeNon Trades and  Labor CouikiI will bo held at Mineis' Union  Hall. Satin daj evening at" o'clock p.m,, sharp,  fortho purpose of coiisidonng the Una! renortof  the arbitration committee on the gncaneebo  tween the Painters' Union and a certain ilrm of  matiter painters m tin-, city. All delcgatos, especially eaipenters, stonemasons, laborei s und  plumbei s are urgently requested to be present.  Pi oider JAiUKS THORPK. J-"iesidont.  ,h 11. MATHiOdON, becietnry.  Corporatioit cf the Ci'y of Nelson  COUKT   OP   BEVISION.  1_.tfSys��_��3';��  mmm^^  im  Some Plain Facts  About Clothing  _^  Notice is hoi cby given that the Court of Revision of Iho Cily of Nelson, for the purpose of  hearing all complaints nganibt the a'Ncs'.meiit  for the year JSKX) will be held in the citj hall, Nolson, on Monday, June Jlh. I'lOO, at 10 oclock a.m.  W, K WASSON,  Acting Clerk.  Nel-on, May lt��t, 1900  m  We are now showing the finest stock of Spring  and Summer Suits in Nelson. There are several #  points of merit in our Suits. They are all of the W  latest cut and are lined all through with the best ^  linings. They are tailored better than Suits offer- $&  ed elsewhere at much higher prices. The fabrics |^  are the best in the market. We lead all others fl)j  for values in  ATTENTION,   MINEBS!  Drilling contest; one down hole, for purse of  one bundled and fifty dollars, ICasIO, May 24th.  Kniues'*loi_e May 17th. Voi'piirliculnis. address,  W. J. DAVJOXPOHT.  Secietarj Celebration Co<i.mittee.  HOTEL   AEEIVALS.  Atiiii Ht MB.���G. J). Hold, Itnotil Oreon,  Kaslo, C. H. Winter, Nelso.i, W. K Uoie, Camp  M.mMlelil, t\ \V Young, Honsoi; IJ. J. lClmier,  Alojie, W. II, Dowsing, Procter; C. V. Caldwell  and wife, Kaslo; Mib. A. D. Koisei Toronto, J.  At. Kihu\, 'loionto, C H Siifinel, Montieal,  1 Al 1MB Ql 11 s s.-AV If. Wall, Robson; G. W.  Jordan, Pioctci; Mrs. faandeis, SiUerton. W. II.  Craw foi'i, Creston; Mis. Mis. W. S. Cm tier,  i_.pok.iiic, S. 11. Nolan, Spokane.  Ar iin; WAvrm.i.r.���tfooigo Cios*son. Boston;  John MeLeod. Grand I'-oiki  AT uik (!ka.n"�� CliMiiil- O, J. Komis,  ICmlo; P. Y. .Smith, Ymir; J. II Carter, Sandon;  W. 11. Stone and wife, Cianbrook, W. il. Hosa-  mom!, Piootor, C. (). Unen, Hall, R. Lean, Hall;  A. H. Shannon. J-'mnrinlo.  Ai ii(!. Piiair,���If. M. &lo\onson, Ainswoilh;  K I'. Hunih and wife, Procter, Mai tin U elch,  Nmc-milc, J. A. Lcschen, St. Louis, A. Mm tin,  Procter, J). C. .fohnson, J_\eroit; t'. }i. Sluitc-  \anf, .Spokane; II. C. Po.longer, Spokane, C. A.  KtocKS, Columbia.  Opposite Pcstofiice  lumb'm  STRACHAN BROS.  Splendid Artillery Fire.  Warrentox, Capo Colony, May  4.���A British six-inch gun opened  unexpectedly on Lhe Boer laager  yefeterday at a distance of seven  I miles   throwing    hundred   pound  OCK   BEER  Big Schooner  Gents' FurnisMngs  Hats and Caps  Boots and Shoes  m  m  m  ASK YOUR GROCER FOR THE CELEBRATED  The Best that Money can Buy.     Take no Other.  Manufactured by tho Rrackman-Ker Milling Co , Ltd.  Victoria, Vancouver, Westminster, Edmonton, Itossland, Nclion.  GET YOUR  CHANDELIERS  WIRED FOR  NO MATCHKS REQUIRED, ALWAYS READY  _*,   OmimMliAA    Kootenay Electric Snppiy &  C   OUDDlieS    Construction Co,      ���*  St JOSJiPHINB STRKKT NJfil  We know that our values cannot be equalled toy S  any other house in Nelson.   We are so sure of ||  ij this that we will give money back if it cannot be jjfa  proven. , #   ___-��__��. - m  The NelsoH Clothing Mouse |  m  m  ^ 217 and  219 Baker Street  ft,  v *^_?*__^ _?i_^*_?'_^,_5*_?*^,=?*?** P^^'&>&.(=3'��s?&'e_r>T^'t2'*^?_:-  -*��  BISCUIT^  We have just received a fresh   consignment  of Christie's famous  Fancy Biscuits and  Cream Sodas.  Also McCormick & Company's Jersey Cream Sodas,  Telephone 1G1,  P. O. BOX 17G.  HOUSTON BLOCK.  D- fcSfi&S ����cne^7^i��;ds-     John \\ Jrviqg- k 6o.  NELSON  Lethbridge Gait Coal  Tho best valuo for the money in the market  for all purposes.  TEBWS OAflK     W. P. TlKftNET, Genera! Agenl)  Telopho-o Ul.   OfficewitbCO. J.CJ__3d.  A. R. BARROW, A.MJ.C.&  ��� PROVJNCJAL  LAND SURVEYOR  ���    Crauor Victoria And Kootenay Sbreote.  P. O. Box 633, ffKLEPHONBl KO. it.  PSIs  .^.-;>s-^^'nl*i-..pi'^;-./-^_..>-.*i''-:v��'-i  ,;^;:V7,/y-^.TCVE;V'W^#.;-:v:i'>'.;. - ��:

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