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Array -���2/1  )A  DAILY EDITION   BY  MAIL  FIVE  DOLLARS A YEAR  tm��  WEEKLY EDITION  BY MAIL  TWO DOLLARS A YEAR  EIGHTH YEAR.  NELSON:  TUESDAY MGHNING, MAY 8 1900.  PRICE FIVE  CENTS  SCHEMERS' PLOT IS FOILED  Voters May Vote.  The  conspiracy  on   tho  part  of  certain members of the  Conservative party to disfranchise   1S9 electors Avithout  a  hearing was  frustrated at the court of revision yesterday, wliich was held in the court  house by 11.  Wright, collector of  votes for the  riding.   None of the  three men who allowed themselves  to be made the tools of the Conservative party iu the entering of the  technical, objections were present,  and against the bald statement of  these three men that tho  489 who!  sipplied for the franchise were not  properly   qualified,  was  a  roll  of  some 250  sworn declarations  from  as many of the electors that' they  were duly qualified.    The merits of  tiie case were not  gone into,  however,  as  the conspirators were so  much  at fault  in the  manner in  wliich they had taken  their  objec-  t ions that the court held the objections to be invalid, and,  after  solemnly     calling    three   times   the  names ��� of   poorge    It.   G.   O'Dris-  cvjII,   Robert Corlett   aud    Charles  Henry Palmer, and receiving no response,  the  court  announced that  all the'names objected to would be  placed upon the voters' list.    There  being- no   attempt   made  to  challenge any name already upon  the  list,   the   court   of    revision    was  closed.  S. S. Taylor, Q. O, appeared at  1 lie court on behalf of the electors  whose applications to be placed on  the list had been challenged, for the  purpose of entering some objections  to the manner in which the objections had been filed by thoso seeking to effect the disfranchisement.  It. M. Macdonald was also present, but he informed the court  i hat he did not appear for any one.  } le stud he was merely there for the  J) irpose of directing the attention  ' of the court to the fact that tinder  the notice given for the holding of  t lie revision it was not competent  to take up the objections which  had been made to the applications  to be placed upon tho list. The  notice of the revision dealt solely  am fcli the list.  y. S. Taylor in reply said  that if  Mr. Macdonald did  not  appear for  any   one   he  had  no  standing   in  court and could not  bo noticed by  the court, nor could any-, attention  be paid to what he said.   He added  that a technical objection had been  urged by George It. G. O'Driscoll,in  i he first instance, to every one of  lhe -1S9 applicants for tho franchise.  It,  was  also  true  that upon more  than two-thirds of the objections  1 lie  name  of   O'Driscoll had been  M-iatched.   out and the names   of  Robert Corlett and  Charles Henry  J'aimer substituted to substantiate  t he objections which in the first instance O'Driscoll had taken.    Such  being  the  admitted  facts   of   the  c.ico, it could not but be apparent  _io the courfcthatthoobjeefcions taken  wei e purely technicalin their nature,  as the same objections were cited in  t'x'ory case.  It would also be patent  to the eotirt in view of this  that  the   objections    though   technical,  Wore  made for a purpose.    As to  1 he object of the objections  it was  one which was best referred to as  unmentionable,   it beiug sufficient  to gtiy that ib was not creditable to  the persons who made them.   Tiie  objections, however, could not be  elas&ed   af>   anything   other  than  technical,and to them he had several  technical objections to enter.     The  iii afc technical objection which he  t\ ished to urge was the  manner in  ���which   tho    objection   had    been  directed. Tho act specifically stated  that   the   objections   should     be  directed to  the  proper  officer but  none of the 489 objections weie so  directed. There was no such official  in existence as the one to which tho  objections  wero directed.    This  in  ict-olfwasa fatal objection, and in  view of such an objection to   an  objection   which     was    in     itself  technical, the court could nofc do  otherwise than' hold that the objection made to the applications were  not valid.   Another objection was  llie description given of tho person  whose    application   to   vote   was  objected to.   The notice objecting  to  the  application of  John  Gore,  was not in proper form in that he  wa** uofc described as appearing in  in  tho list of poisons claiming to  aote.   The Hiding was not properly  dc->cribed in any one place in the  notice of objection, and in one place  w as designated as the north riding of  West Kootenay Electoral District,  whoa there was no such riding in  existence.   Another objection   was  taken to the description of Robert  Corlett, tho elector taking objection to Johu Gore. The description  of Robert Corlett was insufficient  iu thab he was described simply  as ' of Nelson without respect  to county or province. Several other objections were taken at  tho close of which Mr. Taylor asked  the court to exclude every notice  of objection as invalid.  The collector then solemnly called  the names of George R. G. O'Driscoll, Robert Corlefefc and Charles  Henry Palmer three times, aud as  none, of the three objectors appeared he dismissed the objections  and said the names would go upon  the register.  Ciiffe Turned Down.  Kaslo,   May .7.���[Special to the  Tribune.]���It  was  a   sad  day for  Ciiffe at the voter's court of revision  today.    In the first place he did not  turn up and a wire had to be sent  to Sandon  requesting his  presence  on pain of dismissal  of all"the.- appeals,  as   nobody else   could  give  evidence  in  support of the  objections.    Ciiffe arrived on the afternoon   train, and   he   himself   had  nothing but hearsay evidence   to  offer   the.  collector.    First   of   all  Ciiffe   raised   a   great fuss   about  being sworn.     Ho absolutely refused to kiss tho book.      " Very well,"  said collector Kurtz,  '"then I must;  dismiss  all  the appeals."    After a  long wrangle Ciiffe consented to be  sworn,  bufc  he could offer no  real  evidence to justify the names being  taken off the list, and the majority  of   appeals   were  accordingly  dismissed.    In cases where it could be  shown that the meu wero no longer  residents of  the  province  or were  dead the names were promptly removed.      Mayor  McAnn  appeared  for the   men  who were appealed  agaiust, while  Ciiffe  had the legal  help of George Martin.    Bob Green  was also looking after the interests  of his constituents.  CHEMICAL JENGINE ORDERED  Oity Council Meeting.  The most important business  transacted at last evening's session  of the city council was the adoption of the report of the special  committee on the purchase of a  Champion chemical engine and hose  wagon at a cost, f. o. b. and duty  paid at Nelson, of $2540. All the  members of the council were present save-alderman Wilson.  A statement was received from  the auditor showing the . following  receipts and disbursements from  January 1st to May 5th:  DISBURSEJfENTS.  Sundries....:................ �� 1,821 65  Firo department.:   2,097 52  Police department  1,5(W 37  Health department  2,577 92  Legal expenses '.. 577 86  Miscellaneous  1,285 20  - Printing, advertising'and stationery ... 471 85  Public Buildings and grounds ...... . 619 85  Sower construction   1 !t3S 35  Sewer maintenance....  195 35  .Electriclight construction  3,097 58  Electric light maintenance  1,361 67  Streets  10,051 78  Sidewalks   1,138.91  Weigh scales':.   : _U 35  Electric light supplies  9 23  Intorest  6,127 95  Salaries ...........  1,670 80  Re. quarantine.'."  1,118 54  Waterworks construction. ....;...-.-. 1,925 16  Waterworks maintenance' .261 61  BOERS EVERYWHERE RACING  _    Relief of Mafeking in Sight/  "LbxDdk, May 8���4:30 ' a. nf.���The  Boors ai e everywhere racing before  tho British, except on the Natal  frontier and at Mafeking, to the inner circle of their defence. They  appear determined not to fight until Kroonstadt hills are reached.  Lord Roberts is expected to do  another forty miles, aud then , to  wait for a time in order to bring up  supplies and repair i ail ways. There  are one or two hint? in the dispatches from tho front that he may  rest for a few days at Smalldeel.  General French's cavalry have  not been mentioned in the official  dispatches for four days. Ifc is by  uo means likely that.he is idle, and  fche conjecture is that he is either  detouriug toward Kroonstadt or  raiding the Ladybrand district;.  Fifteen thousand British aie now  operating on the western frontier  of-the Free State. As the deadlock  at AVarrenton has been "broken and  tho Boeis are retreating there is  nothing formidable, except distance,  between AVarrenton and Mafeking.  The most hopeful advices from  Mafeking on April 22nd were that  the garrison would be barely able  to hold out for a month. Afc that  time the feyer was spreading.  According to ad vices from Maseru,  Basutoland, several thousand Freo  Staters arc north of Ladybrand,  where they have collected great  herds. The district is rich in food  for men and horses and the Boers  seem i evolved not to move north  but to bo preparing to resist whore  they are. If they arc let alone they  will menace the line of cominuniea-  tions aftor the main British army  has passed iuto the Transvaal.  Lord Roberts and Kitchener personally directed the artillery in the  Vet river engagement.  Queen ATictoria will send a signed  photograph to colonel Kekewich,  the hero of Kimberley.  Six thousand four hundred and  eight troops are iioav at sea on the  way to South Africa. No others  are under orders' to go, except as  recruits, to fill the losses of the  regiments at the front.  A Drunken Matricide,  IIbadixg, May 7.���Near Mount  Etna, this county today, Mrs. Rebecca, Clay, au aged widow, was  murdered by her son David, aged  ���IS, The son was under the influence of liquor. During a quancl,  the son seized a hammer and  brought it down with force on his  mother's head. Her skull was  crashed and she died shortly afterwards.   The sou was arrested.  S39.9S9 50  RECEIPTS.  Sundries  $    152 50  Real estate taxes  512 04  Elect'io light rates  6,9->8 54  Water rates  1 511 81  Licences  5,800 00  Police comt tine*.  1,142 50  Sewer latcs                      ..   .  58 08  Miscellaneous  1,317 09  Road t.i\  178 00  Dog ta^c  328 00  Bunas permits  27 00  Supplies  Health department  Weigh scales  54 70  1,731 16  92 OU  Total ��22.124 05  K\ccss of e\pondituies> o\ er leceipts    $17,005 45  Bulk ovei draft May 1st 23,396 70  Tenders for the purchase of lumber for the balance of the year  were opened from the following  firms: Bridges, Fisher & Co.,offered  at $10 per thousand feet delivered;  Nelson Saw & Planing Mills, at $9  per thousand at the mill; AV. P.  Say ward & Co.,-$9.75 per thousand  delivered.  Alderman McKillop suggested  that the tenders be referred to the  public works committee as he did  nofc think the couucil could arrive  off hand at the difference between  the tenders of the local aud the  Pilot Bay sawmill.  Mayor Houston said that in addition to other considerations the  council should consider "the fact  that the Nelson mill was a local industry employing a considerable1  number of men everyone of whom  was a benefit to the eity.  Alderman Irvine moved that the  tender of fche Nelson Saw & Planing Mill be accepted. This was  seconded by alderman , Morrison,  and upon alderman McKillop withdrawing his motion for reference to  committee the motion awarding  the contract to the Nelson Saw &  Planing Mill was carried.  Two tenders were opened for the  supply of stone flagging. AVilson  & Oughton's price for 14-inch flagging was $1.85 aud-for 38-inch $2.  Shackleton & Laidlaw _ prices were  50 cents and $1, respectively. On  motion of alderman Irvine, seconded  by akleunan McKillop, the tender  of Shackleton & Laidlaw for 14-inch  flagging was accepted.  Mayor Houston reported that the  present contractors desired to get  an additional ten cents per foot for  stone curbing. The council decided  that if an increase was mado in the  price that now tender* should be  called for.  Several communications were received re public works which were  referred to tho public works committee, ���  In response io the i-equesfc of  Cannell Brothers, fche council decided to sell crushed rock at ten per  cent advance upon the cost of the  same.  In response to a request from the  baseball association it was decided  to spend $75 in improving the recreation grounds.  The council decided to furnish  transportation for the Carlson  family.  A communication was read from  the bricklayers and masons* union  requesting that the city employ  none bufc union masons upon all  mason work.  Mayor Houston, in explanation,  said that he had been shown a similar communication some two weeks  ago, and had advised that it be not  presented to the council; that  whenever the city had work that  required skilled labor, only skilled  labor would be employed, and that  the scale of wages adopted by the  union would be paid for all such  labor. He said also that any contract work requiring skilled labor  would contain the usual provisions  as to wages and hours of labor. As  to whether the men so employed  were members of the union was one  with which he didj not think the  council would deal, as he believed  that if the city paid the union rate  of wages and worked' the men the  hours fixed by the unions, the  unions should see to it thafc the  men so employed wero members of  the union; that they should do the  proselytizing, and nofc require members of the council to do that'wbrk  for them. That the only work that  might be classed as masonry was  the laying of the, gutters, and at  .this wpi'k one skilled, inasoh and one  "handy man" had been employed.  The work done by each could be inspected by the individual' members  of the council.    ,-    ; . '  No '.dissent was, taken and on  motion of alderman; McKillop the  communication was received and  filed.     c '.').*C'H" '������������:'���': ���'=--   ���  The Sandon: relief matter was  then broughfc'up and. upon motion  of alderman Irvine,"'seconded'''by'  alderman Morrison, the council decided to grant $1000'toward the relief aud forward the same to mayor  Pitts.    '-��� .������.���'������'^": " "��� :. '--'���'. ..  Alderman Hall's'^ bylaw for the  purpose of regulating the proceedings of the council and defining  the duties of all officers of the corporation was then*-introduced and  read a first and second time. It  contained 110 clauses and was considered in committee with alderman  Morrison in the chair and considered  in its bearing upon the Municipal  Clauses Act. Several clauses were  dropped as conflicting with the  statute aud others were pas&ed over  for further consideration. AVhen  the committee reached the seventy-  sixth section it was decided to rise  and report progress.  BOERS ARE OUTCENERALLED  EAGLE CREEK CLAIMS SOLD  To. Local Men.  An important mining deal was  closed yesterday when L. L. Merrifield and manager Fred Burnett of  the Nelson Coke cV^ua- Company  affixed their signatures to au agreement to .purchase four mineral  claims on "Eagle creek, adjoining  the Granite mine, and registered as  the Toronto, Viking, Maggie" aud  Champion. The owners are Messrs.  Johnson, Ilolin, and the Neilson  brothers.  The claims in' question are free  milling propositions, with values  running high. The agreement  covers a year, and the price stipulated is expressed in five figures.  There are three known parallel  ledges ou the property, enough  work having been done to uncover  these by crosscuts and ground sluicing. No. 1 ledge has two shafts,  one being 27 feet in depth raid the  other 10 feet. At the bottom of  these shafts the ore body is three  feet wide iu white quartz carrying  satisfactory "values. The second  ledge has two shafts, oue to a depth  of 05 feet and the other 97 feet. In  the deep shaft two qualities of ore  aro found, running parallel, one being copper carbonates and sulphides, carrying free gold and the  second free milling with oxides of  iron, the total width being four  feet. The third ledge is pure free  milling oi'cand has been developed  only to the extent of a couplo of  prospect shafts and crosscuts.  Messrs. Mcii'ificld aud Burnett  will put a crow of men on the pio-  perty at once and continue development iu the direction of .sinking  and crosscutfchig. Later a company  will be formed to handle the properties under the name of the AI-  hambra Gold Mining Company,  Limited,  British in Strong Positions. -  S-Malldeel, May 0.���The movements culminating in the capture  of AVynburg and  Smalldeel was a  part of a great general movement  extending from general Hunter on  the west to geueral Rundle on  the  east, lord Roberts admirablestrategy  resulting in placing everywhere five  British to one Boer.    Out  of what  appeared   as   an inextricable confusion   of   divisions and brigades,  order was quickly evolved, and the  Boers were compelled to meet lord  Roberts u nder unfavorable conditions.    AVhat is more important is  that the  British are now able to  wait.     Their   front.-is'   in   strong  positions and are safe in the knowledge  that their: flanking  columns  will "advance   and   outflank     the  Boers, yet the Boers held  a strong  position, from which earlier  in the  campaign   they could   only   have  been forced by hard fighting.  General Hamilton's arrival at  AVynburg, although not directly  outflanking the Boers, made their  positions extremely uncomfortable.  General Hutton's movement on the  left was even more successful than  at first imagined. Forty Boers  were killed. The march today was  short, but general Pole-Carew's  division is marching ou our left and  today general Maxwell's brigade is  to cross the river before night.  Lord Roberts has been very strict  in his examination of farms, with  the result of disclosing the fact that  nearly every house is au arsenal,  mausers, martinis and abundant  ammunition beiug found. If these  had not been discovered the army  would be leaving in their rear, the  material in men and arms  for a dangerous movement among  the inhabitants. ' All along the railway the culverts, wherever of any  size, have been destroyed, but1 the  engineers have commenced-to devour in some cases, and in others  -they will fill up the gapsr Three  of thefour spans of the* Vet I'iver  bridge have been destroyed, and ifc  will be necessary to make a temporary line down the river bed, as  at the Modder. Reports have been  heard this afternoon showing that  more culverts and bridges are beiug  destroyed northward.  the lumbermen of the district, to  look into the whole matter, and the  other was to prevent the piling of  lumber within the city limits except half a million in each lumber  yard, which must be 12 feet from  any dwelling. The only business  accomplished was to give the first  reading to a bylaw to increase the  fire area limit to cover the burnt  districts. -  ROBERTS' GENIUS EVIDENT  Mafeking Still Determined.  London*,   May   7.���Lady  AVilson wires fiom Mafeking.  date of April 22ud, as follow-;  situation is unchanged.    The  Sarah  under  "The  garri  son is depressed at there being no  sign of relief, but is as determined  as ever to deprive the Boers of a  triumph on the western border. A  ease ojt whiskey realized $108 at a  raffle and a pound of Hour two  guineas."    Victoria Political News.  Victoria, May 7.���[Special to  the Tribune.] ���John Iladcliffe has  been nominated to inn in South  Nanaimo against James Dunsmuir.  He is on the fence between Martin  and the provincial party. John  Bi yden has not yet decided whether  or no he will run against Mclnnes  iu North Nanaimo, it being his wish  to -withdraw from politics.  WORK ON CHAPLEAU MINE  Starting the Tramway.  J. M. AVilliams has returned from  a visit to the Chapleau mine, and,  speaking to a TRr��u>*E representative, he said: '������While up at the  Chapleau I arranged for the construction of the tramway, and engaged Arthur Paynter, who erected  the Hall Mines tramway, to put the  right-of-way iu shape.   'lThere_are_foiu,_ tunnels on_the  Chapleau mine. The main working  tunnel at present is No. 3, which is  now in 2t_5 feet on the vein. Afc  155 i'eefc a winze, SO feet deep, has  been sunk on tho vein. This tunnel  is connected with tunnels Nos. 1  and 2 by upraises every 40 feet.  Tunnel No. 1 is now in 101 feet, and  I expect; that ifc will strike the ore  body in about another 10 feet, and  at 210 feet we will stiiko the winze  from No. _���>.  *'Au error crept into a recent  rcfeicnce in Tin-i Trii.un'I-. to the  Chapleau, whu'h .stated that that  property belonged lo tho Mallinson  AVcsfc Kootenay Exploration Syndicate. As a matter of fact the  syndicate named owns theAVhifce-  water on Rover creek, while the  Ch&pleati belongs to the Chapleau  Consolidated Gold Mining Company,  Limited. I severed my connection  ���with the Mallinson syndicate some  time ago. and now have no connoc-  tion wifch it whatever."  Masterly Strategy.    -  London-, May 7.���The capture of  Winburg by the British is confirmed  and* the main advance to Pretoria  continues   with   the   machine-like'  precision  and rapidity which has  characterized all lord Roberts' forward movements  of late. .By-the  occupation   of   AVinburg,   general  Ian Hamilton puts himself nearly  parallel with lord Roberts and only  19 miles eastward, while he has the  additional advantage of being connected with his chief by means of  the railroad that runs from Smal-  deel, or Winburg road station, as it  is sometimes called, to AVinburg.  The only feature of the carefully  devised plan of general advance not  yet disclosed by the swift developments is the part general Buller has  elected to take in the operations.  At present there are no indications  of any movement on the part of the  Natal army, but doubtless a few  days more or less will bring out the  British line of action before Big-  garsberg.  At the time this dispatch is sent  there is nothing new from general  Hunter, but it is presumed he is  pushing steadily forward in the  direction of Mafeking, aided by the  aggressiveness of Barton's and  Paget's brigades.  The critics of _ the afternoon  papers view the situation with the  gi eatesfc satisfaction.  A special dispatch from Smaideel,  dated 8:45 p. m., May 6th,, gives details, o��thc_.occupatiott,of .AVinburg  ~bj'-al)he*iBritish.~-It says i--*- ��~~--  " News has just come from here  that general Hamilton is giving the  Boers no rest and they arc falling  back hurriedly. He entered Winburg today after a brisk fight,-in  which tiie Boers fell back so quickly  that one of their guns, in addition  to a maxim, was abandoned."  The same dispatch, c describing  the crossing of fche Vet river by the  British says:  "The Boer forces entrenched on  the opposite bank prepared to contest the crossing. The Biitish gun3  were brought; into play, and a fierce  shell fire was directed on the Boer  lines. At the same time the Queenslanders, under a heavy fire, dashed  across the river and, advancing in  open,  completely   turned   the  SANDON FIRE RELIEF FUND  Subscriptions Pour In.  The citizens of Nelson are showing their sympathy for the sufferers  from the disastrous fire at Sandon ..  in a most substantial way.   Apart  from the subscription list opened  by the Bank of British Columbia  and the money being raised by the  "Pinafore"   performance,     Messrs.  Ernst & Ferguson have been taking  up   subscriptions   wifch   the   most  gratifying   results,   having   raised*  to date  the sum of nearly $1300.  The   new   contributors   yesterday  were:  Thomas Madden, cash    J. A. Gilker, goods..   J. A. McDonald,'. goods   R. ti. Joy, cash ��� :  F. It. Stewart & Co.. goods   Patcnande Bros., cash   Nelson Furniture Company, goods.  A. Ii.-McKillop, cash   Frank Fletcher,cash.   CD. McKcnzic, cash   W. P. Tierney, cash   Joseph Sturgeon, cash        T. G. Procter & Co., cash   Kmory & VValley, goods   W. G.Brown,cash   Hicks-.ludd > ompany, cash   P. E. Morrison, cash   P. E.Wilson, cash..*.   Green & Clements, cash *   Alex Stewart, cash...-   Frank Simpson, wish;   S.'_dliind.'ciish  Mrs. Mallette, cat.li  NoIhoii _ Johnson, cash  Biackman Ker Milling Comp.mj, goods  K V. Cranford. cash  A II. Buchanan (Bank of Montieal).  C. St Barbc, cash  Nol-jon Gas Comp.inj, cash  Sol Johns, cash  William Wilson, cash  Fllii-tt ��� Lonnic. cash  I)r. Symonds, cash  Macdonald & Johnson  Taj lor & Il.uiningion, cash  F. Welsh, cash  W. A. Tlmrnian, cash  J. IT. Bowes, cash . . .   �� 20 00       50 00         2 00         3 00       25 00  .    ..       5 00  ....    10 00       10 00       25 CO       10 00  ....    10 00  ....      500         500       10 00  ....      2 00         100         2 00       10 00         500         3 03       10 00  .      200  .     1000  5 OU  3ds       50 00  5 00  50 00  5 00  3 00  '   500  .      5 00  10 00  2 CO  .    10 00  .    10 00  1 00  5 00  S 00.  May Believe Mafeking.  Loxnox, May 8.���The Lorenzo  Martinez correspondent of the  Times says: " Commandant Syman  i-3 so alarmed at the prospect of  having his retreat cut off that he  has appealed for permission to retire northward from Mafeking to  intercept colonel Plumer."  Enquiry into Causes of Fire.  Ottawa, May 7--[Special to The  Ti ibune].���At a meeting of the city  council touighfc two proposition**  were discussed in legard to the recent fire. One was to appoint a  board of enquiry comprising representatives of the city council, tho  government,   board  of   trade  and  the  Boer lines It was dusk, bufc uoth  ing could stop the gallant Australians. They pushed on again, seized  a commanding kopje and by bril^  liant~movements _aiid continuous  riile fire diove off the enemy in the  dttrkness. The first gleam of dawn  this morning found the enemy in,  full flight and our men after them.  By 9 o'clock this morning we entered this important stiategic  point."  Chinese Murder Russians.  London, May 8.���The St. Petersburg correspondent of tiie Times  .says: ''Reports have reached here  of seriou.s friction between the Ru*-.-  aiaijfe and Chinese in Manchuria on  the Russian raihvay construction  route. in one case a detachment of thirty Chinese soldiers  shot a Russian captain and ten  Cossacks who were doing police  duty. The Cossacks attacked and  pursued the Chinese, cutting thorn  down. The Russians s'enfc a complaint to Peking demanding the  punishment of the highest official  of the district. China complied.  There have been several murders  and mutilations* of llupsiau engineers by Chinese brigand-?."  Cape Town is Grateful.  Ottawa. May 7��� [Special to The  Tiibuno).-���Lord Minto hab received  the following from sir Alfred Milner : "Capetown, May 7, ���A fund  for the relief of the sufferers at the  Ottawa fire has been opened in  Cape Town, and nearly two tnou-  sand pounds was subscribed in  three day.". This is not a rich town  and the cifcixieiis havc enormous demands on their purses at the present time. The response is due to a  strong feeling of gratitude for Canadian help in the war, and an appreciation of the gallantry of Canadian  soldiers.    (Signed) Milner,"  The Bank of British Columbia  announces the receipt of the following subscriptions yesterdav: Beis-  terer & Co., .$50; It. P. Rithefc, $25,  and II. S. Akehurst $5, making a  total to date of $213.  In addition to the above the city  has  voted a cash  subscription of"  $1000, which will be  deposited  in  the Bank of Montreal  here to the  credit of mayor Pitts.    Last night  F. J. Bradley & Co, handed -The  Tnrui'NU   a check for  $10, which  will be deposited together with the  QtJier*-c"ishsubscriptions received nt  this oflice. in fche Bank 6f Montreal.  Nelson's  donations in  money and  supplies will aggregate over $4000.  The   productionh of   the    opera  Pinafore  last  nigh/ in aid  of the  Sandon fire   suilerers' relief   fund  was    eminently    successful    from  every standpoint.     In an artistic  sense the opera was  even  better  than either > of tho preceding  performances,   chorus   and  principals  being thoroughly  afc home and  iu  splendid choice.   Froni   a matetial"  point of view the  production  was v  almost a triumph.    After the fiist  act manager Parry announced that  the   entertainment    had    realized *  about S800,  all of whicli -^ ouM go  to the Sandon fund.    He expressed  the appreciation of fche company to  Hamilton Byers who  had 'invested  $223 in tickets,  A couple of additional features  were added in the .shape of a vio!m_  solo by Mrs.Bruce White aud a vocal  number by Mrs, Parry. Mrs. Whi te's  selection ^as rendered with abiil-  liancy of technique and feeling  which won her a most enthusiastic  encore. Mrs. Parry has seldom  been heard to better advantage.  Her rich voice with its surprising  range and volume whs thoroughly  appreciated aud tho audience insisted upon a recall which was  gracefully accorded.  The concluding tableau wont o)T  without a hitch and roused the  audience to patriotic fervor.  The city council, as announced  elsewhere, has donated $1000 to the  Sandon Relief fund, so now Nelson's  contributions from all sources havo  about reached the $3300 mark.   ��    ��� .������... .���__���  Aged Senator Faints.  Ottawa, May 7.���[Special to The  Tribune.]���Senator Ahnon fainted  in the senate chamber today after  iord Minto had given the royal  assent to a number of bills. Ho was  seen to fall back in his chair and  became ashen and pale. Some of  his colleagues rushed to him and  discovered that he had fainted  away, and that his pulse was so  weak that ifc could nofc be felt beating. He was stretched out ou the  floor for a few minutes, but speedily  revived. Tonight he was cheerful  though not looking well. The senator is Si years of age.  Dani3_ War Budget.  Stockholm, May 7.���Both houses  of tho Riksdag today by a vote of  212 to 1 H) agreed upon the expenditure of 4,830.000 kroner for new  defences. Of this amount 2,117,000  kroner will be expended during the  coming year.  . -451  ii��____  __%    Jib*  <$^; 9  THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON B. C TUESDAY, MAY 8 1900  if,  VH  ft-  *_. (^.t  ���re.  IP'"*  ��**  I1?'  i  lis,  III  I't?  I? -  Is'-  _i%  J  IV  -_;  ..*  II" I  fa  MILLINERY  Every day   brings   something   new  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 iu  the trade. See them. They have finish aud style you cannot get else-  whore. If you want a separate skirt this is the place. Fit and style  perfect.  MOTTO:   GOOD GOODS, CASH AND ONE PRICE.  .STAVDAKD I'.ATTKRNS  K'KIT 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  ply with the residence requirements  of the statute. ;The application  was made on the 20th day of April,  and the name appearing: upon it as  witness is that of S. M. Brydges,  secretary of the local Conservative  association. Mr. Beaton, if he desired to purge the list might easily  have ascertained that his son at  the date of the application had  resided in Nelson riding but two  months and ten days immediately  ,prior, instead of the six mouths  immediately prior, as required by  fche Election Act. It could hardly  have escaped Mr. Beaton's memory  that this son arrived in Xelson from  the United States about; November  23rd, 1898, and that after four  mouths residence in the riding he  returned to the United States on  the 23rd of the following March.  BROWN   &   CO.   Hall Block, 296 Baker St.  Headquarters for Portland Cement, Fire Bricks,  Fire Clay, American Cumberland Coal [Blacksmiths]  _  B. P. BITHET & CO., Ltd., Victoria  Special quotations given for carload lots  A. B. GRAY, P. O. box 521. Nelson, B. C.  Kootenay Agent  We've Flannel  For big selling- this week in Hosiery, Corsets and Underwear.    Some of the many g*ood values to be had from us are:  Hosiery  Fast Black Cotton Hose, German Dyed, sizes S], 9, 9}���3 pairs for 50c.  Hermsdorf Fast Flack Cotton Hose in Ladies' and Children's, sizes 4 to 7i  ���Our prices this week 20c.    Sizes 8 to 9_���Our price this week 25c.  Lisle Thread Hose���Special value at 50e.  Corsets  No. 300 Corset���O'Reilly's Special at 50c.  Summerette Corset���See our leader at 75c.  A complete assortment of D & A Corsets afc $1,  $1.25, $1.50, $2, $2.50, $5.  <? ~  Underwear  .. That Mr. Beaton's son regarded  his departure from the province on  this occasion as final is attested by  the farewell   banquet   which was  tendered him by W. A. Macdonald,  II.   R.   Cameron   and   other   good  members of the local Conservative  association.    The   impression  that  his departure was final appears  to  have  lingered  in  his mind during  the  whole ten   or   eleven  months  which he remained in the United  States as wheu he returned to Nelson about February 10th, 1900, he  registered    at   the    Hume   hotel:  " Here to stay."     Now no one up  to the  piesent has  attempted  to  show, that in the placing of the name  of Kenneth Carrol Beaton  upon an  application to be placed upon  the  voters'   list   on    April   20th,   any  attempt was made   by   the   Conservative party to stud' the voters'  list.   The   name   will   appear   improperly upon the list, but Kenneth  Carrol Beaton may have signed the  application under a misconception  of the requirements of the Election  Act,  or he    may   have   been   unintentionally   misinformed by the  secretary of the Conservative association as to the  requirements.  His name will appear improperly  upon the list, but the fact that Mr.  Beaton's son is improperly upon the  ________\ * ___\ 'J0^L~'0��*'*00*' i��__\ '0__\ * f^ '0^ *  fyr^< ^-' ^ ������*_?'������'���_?��� 5? ��� ^^-^ ^^-J"-*  0��0__ __'__\g*^' ��� iifr '-__*��� m*1 ' _��* Brfr '<8['.uBi' *-SV __*' __"_5i .* ���__' ���*' imV _��*' rfr *^i  *��������>,���"��� '"***__v .^ ��� ���*_*,. '00-00- ^0 ��� ^' 00 ��� 00- 00 ��� 00' ^0 ' 00' 00 ' 00i-fi_0^ 00.-00.' 00*2;-**i  \���  Xif  3_>   Baker  Street  Xlf  Xft  Xft  Annual Spring Sale House Furnishings, Carpets, Oilcloths,  Linoleunjs, Window Shades, Lace Curtains, Portieres, Poles  Now is the time for Spring- House Cleaning" and replenishing new for old.c  We will offer special reduction in this department for the next ten days.  xii  xlt  it/  it/  it/  it/  it/  it/  it/  Tapestry Carpet from . . 50c  Brussels Carpet from . . $1.20  Axminster Carpet from . $1.25  English Wilton* from . . $1.50  Ingrain Carpet from   .    .    .    50c  up  up  up  up  "P  Floor Oilcloth from    .  Window Shades from    .  Curtain Poles from     .    .  Lace Curtains from  Art Rug's and Squares at  all  25c  40c  40c  75C  up  up  up  up  prices  All Carpets sewed and laid free of charge,  GO  l^y*V*%�� '**"**>��� ^^�� **^ ��� !___> "i^*- -.IS'���_________> *____!____���'''_________��� ���J2___.,^^^*-I_____!'*-^i v^Si *^S>��_^^ 0*1.0^.00* ��� 0** -00*.0f -00* ��� jf -0* ��� 0f -00' ��� __'���__'��� __' '0^' 0* -0f.4t~  'fi**' 00 ' 00' fiM0 '00' 00 ' 0^' 00 ' 00^' 00 ' 0*' 00 ' 0^ ' 0^' 001' 0^' fi^ ^^ * ',|_��, ���^il*''*���v *^_k ��� ���*���_* "^^" ""���s 'ST* ^^ �� _^. *-_^ '^ST* "*"���_�� **_!"* ^_t ���*������**  conclusive evidence  Houston   stuffed   the  list is no more  that mayor  list than would be the similar appearance of any other name which  might improperly appear.  26 dozen undervests, Ladies' and misses���Your choice at 5c each.  -i�� dozen cotton vests, fancy trimming���Special at 25c.  5 dozen balbriggau vests���To clear at 75c.  We have the Reuben Underwear���See it.  Houston Block, Baker Street  NELSON, B. C.  Martin O'Reilly & Co.  HUDSON'S BAY  COMPANY.  @fae i&vibxme.  During the past Sew days D. J.  Beaton has excelled even his past  efforts in pouring forth, through  tho columns of the Nelson Miner his  slanders of John Houston. Pay in,  day out, he persistently lied about  1 and slandered the chief magistrate  of the city simply because he recognized in him a stumbling block to  the,political aspiiations of the men  wlio furnish the motive power for  his^ weapon of_j-Iander_and_abuse,  In this the venom and jealousy of  the soured individual outran his  sense. lie hesitated at nothing and  piled slander upon slander until no  more attention was paid to his calumnies than to the incoherent  drivelings of an idiot.  Weeks before the present election campaign started he slandered  mayor Houston in  the statement  '   that he  was employing   non-residents upon municipal work, to the  exclusion of residents, for the sole  jjurpo.se of stuffing the, voters' list.  It was then admitted that in some  deserving cases  a   few transients  had been given a chance to earn  sufficient food to  keep body and  soul together.    It was then admitted that breaches had beeu made  from the rule that residents should  be   given    what   municipal   work  there was to offer; but it was pointed out that one of the transients so  assisted by the mayor had Ms claim  for  permission   to   earn   a   meal  pleaded    with    success   by   D.   J.  Beaton'*? own son.     It was   then  hinted that ifc ill became the sire to  denounce as a public scandal what  the son requested in the name of  charity.   And, strange as it   may  seem, even the venomous Mr. Beaton  appeared  to agree wifch this, and  for one day his tongue of slander  was stilled.  But it broke loose again, and  when the Conservatives couspired  to disfranchise 4_9 electors without  a-hearing, Mr. Beaton's defence of  fche conspiracy was that ifc was  necessary because mayor Houston  had attempted to stuff the lists.  No attempt was made to prove this  slander or to show that any one  name was improperly upon the  voter's list, or among the list of applicants. That there may be names  of meu upon the voters' list who  _arc not fully_qualified, is an admission which every reasonable man  will make. Ifc is just possible that  some men sign applications to bo  placed upon the voters' list who do  uot realize fully the scope of the requirements, Buc this should not  justify Mr. Beaton in sending broadcast charges of wholesale corruption on the part of mayor Houston.  It is ju&t possible that,mayor  Houston is as much in favor of  pinging tho voters' list as is Mr.  Beaton, or any of the men whose  political fortunes he is endeavoring  to advance. But if the purging of |  the voters' list was all that Mr.  Beaton sought, it was competent  for him to begin the puiging process with members of his own family, without striking at the franchise of men who built the roads  over which he came into the  country.  Among   the applications   to   be  placed upon the voters' list appears  that of Kenneth Carrol Beaton, his  son, which is nofc included among  those which the Conservative party  object to.   Mr. Beaton is doubtless  aware that the Election Act   require? six months' residence in the  province ^immediately prior to the  /jliiig of an application to be placed  upon the voters'  list,    ne doubtless knows that this son who applied for the franchise -did not eo__t-  !NCORPORATED 1670.  We Stake  Our  Reputation  on  These Goods  for  They  are  all   bottled  the  best family trade and  guaranteed.     When   you  our special white label you will  know you have the best  are  see  At thk court of revision, which  was held yesterday, the mask was  torn from the faces of the members  of the local Conservative executive  who,   upou   a   mere   technicality,  sought to defraud 489 electors of  their franchise.    AVhen the   creatures of   the Conservative   party  first entered their objections to the  claims of this large number of electors to be placed upon the roll, The  Trijjune denounced the move as a  conspiracy to disfranchise the mon  so   challenged   without   affording  them an opportunity to have their  claims to vote passed upon.   This  was proven up to the hilt, yesterday, when the  court of   revision  opened, in the court house.   Si. M.  Macdonald, one of the Consei vative  lawyers who was mixed up in the  matter, appeared in "court.   Ho prefaced his remarks with the statement that he did not appear on behalf of any elector, bufc simply to  direct the attention of the court'  that it had no jurisdiction to try  any of the 489 objections, no matter  how ill founded they might be. His  contention was that objection having been filed against the 489 names  they .were not upon the list, and  the court was called, simply  to revise the list as it stood.   Thus out  of Mr. Macdonald's own mouth was  tho-Conservative conspiracy 7"to "His--  franchise 489   electors without  a  hearing, proven.   Had the court regarded the views of the lawyer,  who did not appear for any one,  the 489 applications to be placed  upou the voters'  list would have  gone over till the next court of revision, aud 489 electors would have  boon disfranchised without even a  chance to be heard.    But the Con-  servative conspiracy failed, and the  conspirators stand unmasked before  their fellow citizens.  to stand in the Liberal interest.  It is said the doctor is willing to  accept premier Martin's platform,  and make the race. As the doctor's  brother in Victoria is a strong supporter of the premier, the doctor  himself may have a strong leaning  in the same direction. With three  candidates in the field the contest  should be more or less exciting.  E. J. Robie  FASHIONABLE  : TAILOBL  Workmanship and  quality of goods %  best obtainable  Opposite Silver King Hotel, Baker street/Nelson  CLEANING  AND  REPAIRING  Fine Tailoring  YOUR OWN GOODS MADE UP  OLD CLOTHES HADE GOOD AS NEW  ARTHUR GEE  Opposite CUrke Hotel.   MERCHANT TAILOR  Palace JVfeat IVJar^et  Headquarters  for ali kinds of  Fresh and Cured Meats.  A feature will be made of the poultry and  game trade. They will always be on hand during their season.  J. L. PORTER, Prop.  109 Josephine St., between Baker and Vernon.   , Telephone_15'J._   Contracting Painters, Dooomtors, Papeihangers.  V nil hue of \\ all paper, moulding1!, ete,   Kalso-  mining and Tailing.   Strictly first class  work.  Estimates { urnishrd.   Residenre Mill Street,   fCfTfT OftW    R    f**  OppositoSchool Houso   MJaJuOUiV} _����� V.  jVelson Saw &  Planing IV)ills, Limited  Are prepared to furnish by rail, barge or teams  Dimension Lumber, Rough and Dressed  Lumber, Local and Coast Ceiling, Local and  Coast Flooring, Double Dressed Coast Cedar,  Rustic, Shiplap, Stepping, Door Jambs, Pine,^  and Cedar Casings, Window Stiles, Turned'  Work, Band-sawing, Brackets, Newel Posts,,  Turned Veranda Posts, Store Fronts, Doors,.  Windows and Glass.  r ��� fl  Get prices before purchasing elsewhere  Office Corner JJall arjd Front Streets  Factory Hall Street Crossing C. P. R. Track  Mills Hall Street Wharf  m  _*^/-S'S,^,_8'i_f'-a:-��i"-Si''-_i,-*S'-_*      _^^���g,^_^_^��� _'���_���'���_'���_���'���_'���'_���'��� ar-  yiv?.0-0.0-0.0-0.0��0-0.0-0 *_r-_^__�����_;���-���.���Sf.'SS'.���N _".���_.._"��� v^Sfr  TOWN  OF  PROCTER  m  fii  m  m  %x  m  (ft  Ai 20 Miles east of the City of Nelson, and Terminus jL  ���--���      of-the Nelson-Balfour section nf -  %  (ft  (ft  (ft  the Crow's Nest Pass  of  Railway.  Collector of votes "Wright at  Nelson,and collector of votes Kurtz;  ;it iCaslo used common sense in deciding to place the names of those  objected'to on the voters' lists of  their respective ridings. Jn both  places., the objections were so clearly  iusi ances of political trickery that  to have countenanced them would  have worked a hardship and wrong  on hundreds of good citizens. Some  of the appointees of the Semlin  government evidently know when  to discard red tape methods and  use hor.se sonse.  Hudson's BajStores  Notwithstanding that the Liberal party in the province and in  the Nelson riding have decided not  to contest the coming elections on  party lines, A. H. Clements and ~SV.  G. Gillette are circulating requisitions for signatmes asking De. Hall  W. Starrer Stt\\th & Go.  PAPER HANGER, GLAZIER,  PAINTER, ETC.  CHIMNEY SWEEPING  Ofllce Ward Street) Opposite. Opora Hoiibo  "dressmaking  Costumes for all occasions furnished at,short notice.  -   Mrs. Mclaughlin  Josephine "ti'ccL, neai Bakci.  Fruit and Ornamental Trees  Rhododendrons, Rose", Fancy Evergreens  Magnoliis, Bulbs, now crop I estcd seeds, for spring  planting. Lurprcsfc and most complete stock in  Western Caiman. Call and make > our selections  or send for catalogue. Address at the nursery  grounds arid greenhouse.  M. J. HENRY.  300S Westminster Road. Vancouvor. B. C.  St. JOSEPH'S SCHOOL  NELSON. B. C.  A hoarding and day school conducted by the  Sistcij. of St. Joseph of i-'c.ice. It is situated at  the corner of Mill and Josephine sticets in one of  tho host lesidential pet tions of Nolson, and. ia  easily accessible from all parts of the city.  The couide of study includes tho fundamental  and higher branches of thoiough Englibh education: Businoss course���bookkeeping, stenography and typewriting. Science coursn���music;  vocal and instrumental, drawing, etc. Plain art  and ncedlcwoik, etc.  For terms and particulars apply to the Sister  Superior.  ATTENTIOKr MINERS!  Di illing contest . ono dnv.il hole, for purse of  one bundled and llflj-dollivih, Kahlo, May 21th.  Kntucs cloaO M.iy 17tli. For pattioulnrs. address,  \V. J. DAVJCNX'-UUT.  Secretary Celebration OomuJiltce.  Business and Residential Lots ranging at prices  from $75 to $150 each.  Terms: One-third cash; balance 6 and 12 months.  m  (IX  m  This  ffi  f\\  fix  m  townsite is held jointly by the Canadian Pacific Raihvay ?fj  Company and T. G. Procter. (I\  Apply to FRANK FLETCHER, Land Agent G. P. R., Kelson, ��  or to J-. il PR0@T��B, Ba^r Street, jtaison. )){  :_��>.0.0.0,0>.0.0.0.0, 0.0.0.  ���0-0<0>'0  0^.0.  ____.-__\i2i*  urns  Head Office at  NELSON, B.  C.  eats  Markets at Nelson, Rossland, Trail, Kaslo, Ymir, Sandon, Silverton, New  Denver, JRevelsfcoke, 1'erguson, Grand Forts, Greenwood, Cascade City, Midway, and Vancouver.  Mail Orders Promptly Forwarded  ALL KINDS OF  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  Baker Street, Nelson  E. C. TRAVES, Manager  ORDERS BY MAIL RECErV_ CAREFDL AND PROMPT ATTENTION.  Blank Books Manufactured and Books and Magazines bound  and re-bound at The Tribune Book Bindery, Burns Block.  biles'* THE TRTBUKE:  NELSON B.C., TUESDAY, MAY 8, 1900  3  BANK OF MONTREAL  CAPITAL, all paid up..$12,000,000  REST     6.000,000  Lord StraViiconn and Mount Royal . ..Prcsidont  Hon. George A. Druimuond Vice-President  K. S. Clouston General Manager  THE BANE OF  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  NELSON  NELSON BRANCH  Corner Bakor and Kootenay Streets.  Rranchos in London (England) Nkw York,  Chicago, and all tho principal cities in Canada.  Buy and sell Sterling  Transfers.  Grant   Commercial   and  available in any part of tho world.  Drafts Issued, Collections Made,  Exchango and Cablo  Travelers'   Credits,  Etc.  Saving's Bank Branch  CUURIiNT HATH OK  INTEREST I'AID.  OVATION TO NAVAL BRIGADE  Scenes in London.  London, May 7.���The inarch of  tlio naval brigade of the Powerful  from the Admiralty to the Mansion  1 louse was marked by more cheering  crowds of people  than London has  ���y-bcenfor many days. Around the  Mansion House the Jackies' admirers More clustered in such numbers  t hat all business was suspended.  Hundreds of policemen struggled to  clear the way for the defenders of  Ij-ulysmith, but from all parts of  tlio country mon and women had  come, and they wero determined to  see captain Lanibton, his tiny midshipmen and trusty tars, and so  they struggled to get on window  ledges and forced their way into  private edifices. There thoy waited  until an occasional cheer broke into  a roar announcing tiie coming of  the sailors.  Captain Lambton, riding, wearing  a cocked hat and looking brown and  Uoiedfollowedonchundred mounted  policemen who had to prepare the  i onto, and behind the band of the  Coldstream Guards behind captain  Lambton was a blue clad band after  wliich came the bluejackets. Amid  t hunderouS cheering and the waving  uf flags from several hundred thousand people they entered the Royal  Kvchauge and sat down to tea. This  iinished, they marched back to the  station and returned to Poi tsmouth  11-V3 evening after receiving one of  ih�� greatest ovations ever tendered  by the people  of   Loudon to the  JJiitish navy.  '    _    A^ SOBEK   ARMY.    -  Is now prepared to issue Drafts and  Letters of Credit on Skaguay, IT. S.,  Atlin, B. C, and Dawson City, N. W. T.  Imperial, Bank of Canada  HEAD   OFFICE,. TORONTO.  Capital Authorized  Capital Paid up. ���-'  Rest  $2,500,000  $2,391,863  $1,554,710  D. R. Wilkio, General Manager.  E. Hay, Inspector.  The warcoriebpondentswith lord  Roberts' army upon ariiving at  JJloomfontein undertook the publics tion of a newspaper, " -They  named it "TheFiiend," and its cou-  |>S louts aie uniformly clever. The  ���following appeared as an editorial  iu the issue of March 21 :  The force which under the com-  * maud of field marshal lord Roberts  ]"f c En si in and occupied JBIoemfon-  t ui ii will undoubtedly be known in  hi-stoiy as the "Sabot' Army."  jVever before in the history of cttm-  j aiguing lias there been known  such au abbencc of excess in the  way of drinking���aud eating, too,  as far as that is concerned. Some  people have dared to cast aspersions  on the British army by insinuating  i liat drunkenness is not unknown  among its members. They have  even gone further and declared that  -ohicers-and men arc-very fond of  theii "tot" or their "pint" or their  whiskey aud soda. I only wish  ���omc of these calumniators could  havo accompanied lord Roberts'  force. They would have recanted  ou tho spot and returned home,  i onviuecd that tho British army  was not only tho finest, but the  Mibcrest in the world.  Their excessive sobriety and wonderful self-restraint in the face of  Umptatiou rather tempts one to  delve deep down for the pschyco-  logical reasons. I have myself  made inquiries, but I must confess  1 hat I am at a loss for a real reason.  Myv firm belief is that the Biitish  -soldier is so actuated by a deep  ������(���nse of duty that, having come to  1 lie conclusion that, hard drinking  and hard fighting were incompatible, he promptly dropped the  former and devoted all his energies  to the latter. It wonld have been  expected that at the end of a Jong  dusty march the men would have,  immediately after being dismissed,  made a rush for the canteen. Xo-  thiug of the sort. They sat down  j o tea and coJt'ee and left the eau-  toou waiters kicking their .heels do-  iu'4 nothing. It is true one or two  soldiers have told me that they  couldn't find the canteen, but the  majority of the men chose, of their  own free will, to ignore its existence, and actually never looked for  ir. But this noble continence, this  splendid self-restraint has been  very nearly spoilt by the folly and  w ickedness of some of the authori-  1 ie<*i. They actually issued rum to  (lie men at intervals. Now, one of  Tommy's greatest virtues is obedience. IIo was ordered to drink  j urn and he did it���just as lie ad  vanced agaiust a kopje spitting  forth lead when he was ordered.  But the task of swallowing the  hateful stuff was distasteful in the  extreme. I have seen him take his  mug and get his tot aud then look  at his officer as much as to say,  "must I really take it?" The officer's answering glance was invariably a command whicli poor Tommy  could not disobey and ho tossed off  tho liquor wilh one gulp to get it  over all the quicker, aud then hold  his mug upside down to show he  had done the deed.  One would have thought, indeed,  that  this  wondeiful  self-restraint  would   be  destroyed   in   the   wild  rush of joy Avifch  whicli the army  was  filled the  night  that   Cronje  surrendered.    Not a bit of it, the  men  lying ou  the soaking ground  never touched a drop of alcohol, although many would say that the  victory of our arms desorved an  alcoholic    celebration.     But    that  night the canteens were as deserted  as  ever.    One  man,  and one man  only fell.    He Avas an  officer's ser-  Arant aud A\ras discovered gloriously  happy,    delightedly    drunk.     His  comrades kept hitting and punching him and asking him where he  had found the liquor, it evidently  being their firm intention to destroy  it.    He refused, however, to answer  a word until his master found him,  and  exclaimed    with   eager   face,  "Good  heavens,  Jones,  where  the  devil  did you get it?"    And Jones  answered  drimkenly to   an  eager  crowd of expectant officers and men  "Meth'lated    Shpirits,   shir.      I'sh  found it in wagou."  "Whereupon    ten    eager   voices  asked:  "Is there any lef t ?"  "No,    finished    Avhole   blooming  lotsh."  And  then  his  comrades   gently  kicked him for a cur.  Nelson Branch���Burns Block, 221 Bakor Street  J. JI. LAY, Manager.  authorized and that  occur again.  it AArould not  Corn For India.  Washington, May 7.���Judge advocate general Lemly, avIio arranged the charter of the steamer Quito  'which has been secured by the  navy department to convey to India  the supply of food collected in this  country, today received a telegram  from pay director Denniston, avIio  has been tho department's New  York agent in the matter, saying  the Quito Avhich arrived on Friday  had been thoroughly inspected and  found satisfactory iu every respect.  He expected that the loading of the  cargo, which began today, would  consume tin ee days. The ship Avill  carry 185,000 bushels of corn to the  starving Hindoos and the navy  department pays $40,000 for the  transportation.  Prize Fight at Exposition.  Neav York, May 7.���It is possible  that the winner of the Jeffries-Cor-  bett contest, wliich is to take place  at Coney Island next Friday night,  mav meet some    other   American  Alex Stewart  Room 3, Turner & Boech Block.  NELSON.  heaA'y weight in Paris   before the  exposition closes.    S. C. Haley, representing the Hippodrome; des Toreadors of Pari*?,  arrived' here  yesterday Avith an offer to the winner    of     the     fight     on   Friday  night to meet_ another  prominent  heavyweight   next   September   in  the bull ring of Paris which is situated   near   tho Longchainps   race  course about ten minutes ride from  the exposition grounds.     After the  battle has been decided next Friday  Mr. Haley  will make  known  the  amount of tho purse to be offered,  but he says that it  will be large  enough to induce a favorable reply  from tho champion, whoever that  may bo.   W. A. Brady, on behalf of  Jeffries, said in case his man  won,  of which he had no doubt, he would  take on Sharkey for the Paris bout.  The Maine's Good Work.  London, April 28.���[Correspondence of the Associated Press.]���In  lady Randolph Churchill's report  of the work done on board the American hospital ship Maine during  her four months absence in South  Africa, says: "I am glad to say  that as a Avhole the Avork was admirably done. There is no doubt  that we owe Mrs. Whitelaw Reid a  great debt of gratitude for sending  Chicago Methodist Conference.  Chicago, May 7.���The beginning  of the session of tiie Methodist conference here was lively. A stranger, tall and wild looking, rose, and  for several minutes delayed the  conference by a disconnected harangue. He was quieted, but uo  sooner had he taken his seat than  Dr. Leonard "caused a sensation of  another sort. Ho demanded to  know on Avhose authority the Daily  Christian Advocate, vvhich repre7  scnts the doings of the conference,  had been hawked about the streets  like any other Sunday paper, It  was, sold, he declared, wilh much  vigor at fche veiy doors of the audi*  toiiuin Avhile the Methodists were  entering to attend divine ser\'iee.  "I want lo put a motion right here,"  said tho delegate from Cincinnati,  '���that hereafter our paper be not  sold on tho Sabbath ancl that the  proper authorities be directed to  enfoiec this." D. D. Thompson,  director of the paper, explained  that the papers sold were baek  uumbers.   that   the  sale   was  uot  Mines  Real Estate  Insurance  Loans  Notary Public and Conveyancer.  Rents Collected on Commission.  you  blue  Young men who study  will tell  between  decided  the  styles  at all  _ <]  toss  it is a  HOUSES FOR SALE.  House and four nice lots, under cultivation,  Hume Addition.   Money in this.  Cottage, with modem linpiovcmonts, coiner  ol Victoiia and Hall sticets.  Residence and lots on Cnrbonate streets.  Some line largo residences, with nice grounds,  on Lake sticet.  ��<i0 per month Mill lent furnished house on  Fiont stieet.  LOTS FOR SALE.  ?175 and taxes will buy 3 inec lots on line of  tia'iiway, Bogustown.  81000-will puichabC 3 nice lots, Mill street corner, easy tonus.  A snap���?10j0 "will purchase seven lots. All  very con\onienr.  Lots in vaiious paits pf tho town.  Money to lend at 7 per cent on central business* pibpcitics with easy payments.  Owncij. list your properties, 1 h.uvo purchasers.  All lustcU'ss mining stocks "bought and hold.  Ward Bros.  REAL ESTATE AND  INSURANCE AGENTS  serges  and  such good skilled men. The nurses  have been a great success and I  praise their work. They do the  Girls School the greatest credit.  Where all worked so well it is invidious perhaps to make any distinction, but I AA'ould especially  mention Chapman and Gillies.  Praise is due to superintendent  sister Miss Ebbard for her energetic  and untiring Avork in organizing  and taking charge of the various  departments Avhich have all Avorked  so well."    Insurgent General Captured.  Manila, May 7.���General Isante-  lon Garcia, the highest insurgent  officer except Aguinaldo, AA'as captured yesterday by lieutenant E. B.  Smith, of general Funston's staff in  the town of Jaon, three miles northeast of San Isidore, province'of Lew-  Teija.   A FULL LINE OF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  local and coast.  Flooring  local and roast.  Newel Posts  Stair Rail  Mouldings  Shingles  Bough and  Dressed Lumber  of all kinds.  IP AVriAT YOU AVANT IS NOT IN STOCK  AVE AVILL MAKE IT FOR YOU  CALL AND GET PRICES.  AMERICAN  AND  EUROPEAN  PLANS  Wholesale  Houses  NELSON  B.C.  CRATED AND MINERAL WATERS.  rpHORPB _ CO., I,IMITED.-Corner Vernou  ���*��� and Cedar streets, Nolson, manufacturers  of and wholesalo dealers in teratcd waters and  fruit syrups. Sole agents for Halcyon Springs  minoral water.   Telephone CO.  MEALS  25  CENTS  checks for first place this  season.  The new styles are very  strong on checks, and the  young chaps   that cannot  *������ f  be perfectly suited in these  ,goods are few indeed.  Those who do not favor  checks- will find my range  of summer serges the most  complete in the city,    ,  J. A. Say ward  ITALL AND LAKE STKKETS. NELSON  Porto Rico Lumber Go.  (LIMITED)  Successors to  A. DEWAR & CO.  H.  M. VINCENT  Baker Street.  Agents for J. & J. TAYLOR SAFES  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.  Bogustown)   Fairview   Addition.  IR^HERWOOD  - REAL-ESTATE  INSURANCE AND  GENERAL AGENT  First door west)  of Bank of British  Columbia building.  Baker Street  Canada Bfoj  NELSON  OTTO M. ROSENDALE  Portland, Oregon, Postoffice Box 464  Advises about mines, mining  property and its workings. Companies organized. Capita! furnished. Ail information and correspondence confidential. Demand for silver-lead propositions. Copper properties bought  outright.  Nelson  lee  Company  w.ioii s\i,c avo i_.rA.ii, ni:u r.ns in  Genei.il agents for Muror Lake Tec Company.  Ice delivoicdin any part of the cilj. Ollice .it  GrandContial Hotel, Vernon and Ward falicets  Phono US.   P. O. box 139.  Charles D. J, Christie  GENERAL BROKER  1 dotiiswestof Dominion Express ofllce.  P. O. Box 523.   Phones: Ofllfo 117, Hou,so 152  VOTi RENT  Tin co, Four .ind Seven-Roomed Houses.  FOR SALE  Houses and LoU in nil p.irls of the city.  Money to loan on imnioved ical ijsUto,  C'aH nnd get tciiii*- if. jou intend to buy or  build.  Rough and  Dressed  Lumber  Shingles  Mouldings  A-1 White Pins Lumber Always in  , Stocl^,        - -  We carry a complete stock of  Coast Flooring, Ceiling, Inside Finish, Turned "Work, Sash and Doors.  Special order work will receive  proinpt attention.  Kootenay Steam Laundry  BLOMBERQ & SW��D3EI|Q  riio-'itiKions  The only steam laundry in Nelson employing union labor  GENERAL BROKER  Tinee dwelling houses for sale on. easy terms.  One lot  on   Stanley   street,  opposito Royal  hotel, for sale at ft bai gam. .  One  seven-roomed house and one thice-room  house for rent.  See ANNABIiB  E P. Whalley, d. P~  NOTARY PUBLIC  Ollice *.\ith C.  Bal.ei* sti Lots.  W. West & Co., corner Ball and  (Jitj ofllce of the NoNon Sod iwater F.ietory.  KTDrASHOROFT  BLACKSMiTHING  AND EXPERT  HORSESHOEING  Wagon repalrii g promptly attended to  wheohv tight.  _ _ _   _ by o  flrnl_-oi��n8 wheelwright. ���  Special attention given to all ���lads of repair*  Ifig and custom work from outside petinta.  Shop;  Hall St., between Baker and Vernon  A* LARSON, Manager  Kootenay- Coffee   Co.  NELBON, B. C.  Coffee roasters and dealers in Toa and Coffee.  Offer fresh roasted coffee of best quality as  follows:  Java and Arabian Machn, per pound......f   10  Java and Mocl><*. Blend, 3 pounds.......... 1 00  Fine Santos, 1 pounds  1 Oil  Santos Blond, 5 pound"*  I OD  Our Special Blond, 0 pounda,.,...,  1 W  Our Kio Itoast, 0 pounds,  1 00  A trial order solicited.   Saleroom 2 doors east!  of OddfollowB block. Wont Baker ��1reot.'  Porto Rico LumberCo. Ltd.  Gontpaotors and Builders  \VI_I* DO WELL TO  Buy Their Lumber  AT  G. 0. Buchanan's  A largo stock of flrst-clasa dry matorlal on  hand, albo a full lino of bosh, doors, mouldings,  turned work, etc.  Factory���Work -a Specialty  yard:  Foot of Hendryx street, Nolson  two... s_ Jo)]n Rae, Agent  COAL!      COAL!  GREAT REDUCTION  $9.65!8���r,8Ne<Jb   $6.15  DELIVERED  Hard Coil  Anthracite  LAND NOTICE.  Nolico is hcicln tfi.cn, Ih it .ifiurone month T  will make application to the Chief Comim--ji.)!icr  of Lands 'ind Woiks to piuchu��e one bundled  and si\jj .iure-> of I.md jn the Distiift of \Ve-.l.  Kooten.i*., in the 1'iomiic of Hnti-_h t.olumbi.i,  situated on the wot side of Kootenaj. lake, on  Boulder crock, about two mile*-; som h of H.ilfom;  CoiiuiiuicingatliiiLi.il Post in.i_.ked "John Um k.  N: IS. Coiner," theme -west sisty-foui chmiw.  tlicnco south Usentj (Imj chain-,, ihonce t'.isL  sixty four chains', thence noith twenty-live chains  to the Initial Post.  JOHN" num..  Dated at Nelson this 7lh day of A pi il, l'XX).  __ notiob!  Notico is hereby gh on tli.it I intend to apply afc  the flr_,t inccLinK ol the Hoaul of License Com  mis-noncisfoi (bo City of Xelson held thirl*, d.u-.  after the duto liu coi. for 1p.i\o to ti.uisfd* the  license now held hv me for a saloon known .��-  Urn Athaba-ca saloon, siUialo on llio soulht.i-t  coiner of Baker anil JCootcna} sticets. \ul--uii,  II. C, beitn? on lot J. bloik 12, m Nelson afmu  said, to I'alnek J. Russell in trust for the Athabasca Hotel Compiii), Limited.  Wiliiebs, 1>. K. Wiiaov.        J*��a. Nkhxvm>s.  Dated this 11th daj Of Apul. I'M).  IIZLKPUOKK  33  G. W. West & Go.  Lot  Lot  Lot  Lot  FOR   SALE.  Block 1 ) cash Offer  Block 5  I pop  gJS�� ? J All Four  ADDRESS  . F. Teetzel, Nelson.  ONEYTOTOAN  ON  AT 7 PER CENT  BUSINESS PROPERTY  Corporal.oi] of the Gity of HeEson  COUET   OF   EEVISION.  Notice is hciebj tfi ven I hat tho Com I ���vf lie-  vislon nf IhoOiy of JYtl-oD. for the pm-pw-i* of  healing all t,oinj._,ui*1s alumni the .i_ssot,-*in<*nI  for the j ear I'M) will he lulu in the i iti* hall, Nelson, on Monday, June* Kb. I'lOO. at 10 ��clock s��.ui.  W, li. WASSO.V.  Aotinij Clerk.  Nel-wu. May 1st, 1000  Applj ���-. L. LKKjVOX, Solicitor, Nelson B. C  Flowers at|d  Plants  Palms pK feet IukIi. "Ml rosct.. pot trover Jn  20 mli io!lei. A choice (ollection of houie and  bc-diliiii** plmit-i. *l housinil- to -clctt fiom. Cut  lloncis and ile-i|_;ns. Inspection united, 'lhe  Nel��on (Jucn llou-e, Kiunl Mifit, two blocks  oa-,1 of nhail 1>. AIcCH-ATiL  Oidcisby mail prompt!* lillcil.  NOTICE.  All TMT-.OH--ii<> hi icl)\ nottlicd Ihit f'lmile-A.  I'loss-r NiiiuIoiikci lOiniei'id with thi' ���Aftwr-  lev Hotel ('oiti|-ii��. ami has no mil hunt j tocon-  trad any uidubtcdnc's.*. or collect tiny monies on  their l*,lrt*^AVI,.j{rjI.;Y HOTEL CO.Ml'ANY.  ROOMS LIGHTKD BY ELECTRICITY  AND nEATED 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.  W.Fi  Large comfortablo bedrooms and  flrst-clasa  dining-room. Sample rooms for commercial men.  RATES $2 PER DAY  Njrs. E. G. Clarke, Prop.  LATE OK TIIE ROYAL IIOTEI., CALGARY/  DID    YOU    SEE  Curran's New  FRESH  iOc  Schooners  COOL  TRY   ONE;   OH,   MY!  The only Good   Beer in  Nelson  CLUB HOTEL  H/|adden House  Baker and Ward  Streots, Nelson  The only hotel in Nelson that has remained  under one management since 1890.  The bed-rooms are well furnished and lighted  by electricity.  The bar is always stocked by the best dom s-  tio and Imported liquors aud cigars.  THOMAS MADDEN, Proprietor.  B. C. HOTEL   ebie, b. c.  First-class in every respect. Choicosfc wines,  liquors and cigars. Every comfort for transient  andrresidont guests.  �� HEADQUARTERS FOR UNION MEN.  JOSEPH CAMPBELL, Proprietor.  Jpm<��ai?a>t*li  Vernon Street, Nelson.  ROYAL SEAL  AND  KOOTENAY BELLE   CIGARS   UNION MADE  kootenay Cigar fflfg. Oo.  nklsgn, nitmsn cor.uMnu  R. REISTERER & CO'  BltKWKRS AND HQjrTI.H.R8 OV  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  Prompt and tegular  delivery to tho trado  Brewsry at Kelson  elson   Wine   Co.  GHOIGE WINES AND LIQUORS  Special attention giien to family trade  ^Srsl'eet.      FRANK A.  Nelson, II. G, makaokk  Corporation City of Nelson  TENDERS WANTED.  ' Scab d Ifndci =i for snpplj ins. tbe City of Nelon  ���with Inlnbei for tbe i-'manmei of tlio ye ir 1900  will be leeeived In the undersigned up lo noon  on Mond.iv Ma) 7<lt, I'M).  W. E. WASSON", Acting City Cleik.  Nelson, Apiil astli. l'HlO.  lAND"~N0Trd_;  Notice N lieiebj given f bat after one Jiiontb I  will make.ipplH.itlon to the Chief Comuiissiuiioi  of lAnds.iud Woiks to pimh.iso forty acres of  bind in tbi* disliicL of Wc-.U ICoot<*n.iJ in I be  psOMiife of Hntish Columbia, -limited on tho  cutstside of Koulcnay Uki*. between Lorkhart  nnd Ij.ifr.incc clicks as folluv. ,��� CoinmencinK  M a post on the bu ch nuikt'd "Initial Host Inliu  I-uii!,i�� s \. W. Cornoi."tliciKC southerly iiIoiik  the lake iO ch.mis. llirrue e.usteily -'') clmins,  thence niHlhcrlv *3i r h ins. tlicme westeilj iO  chains to the place of bo��...��.i.^. LA���)ljAWi  O.ited at Nelson, II. C��� this 3id d.i}  of April,  1W. _   NOTICE   OF   MEETING.  Tin* Xelson plunibeis. t;as and steftin fitters'  -union incclfi ui ur> se< oud and fourth Friday at  U_ Miner*.' Union hall at 8 p.m.  I J. AVKKKS, SccrcUry pro torn.  ASSAYERS'   SUPPLIES.  TEETZEL & CO.-Corner Baker and  Josephino streots. Nelson, wholesale dealers in a8-sayers supplies. Agents for Denver  Hre Clay Co. of Denver, Colorado.  CIGARS.  T7-OOTENAY CIGAR MANUFACTURING  ���^^ CO���Corner Bakor and Hall streets. Nelson, manufacturers of "Koyal Seal" and "Kootenay Belle" brands of cigars.  COAL.  OROWS  NEST PASS COAL COMPANY.-  ^Vholo8alo dealers in coal and coke. Chaiha  St Barbe, Agent, Baker street. Nelson.  COMMISSION MERCHANTS.  TT J. EVANS & CO.-Baker street, Nelson,  ���*-*������   wholesale    dealers   in   liquors,    cigars,  cement, firo brick and Are clay, water pipe and  steel rails, and general commission merchants.  ELECTRICAL   SUPPLIES.  KOOTEVAY ELECTRIC SUPPLY & CO.V-  STKUCTIONCOMPANY���Wholes-ilcdc.il-  ers in telephones annunciators hells, battenes,  fixtures, etc., Houston block. Nelson.  FLOUR AND FEED.  BRACKMAN - KER  MILLING   COMPANY  ���Cereals, Flour,  Grain  "        '"'  mixed  cais shipped  to all  Gi am elevators at all principal points.>ii Calgary-  Edmonton H. H.   Mills nt Victoria, New Wcst-  ininster. and Edmonton, Alberta.   FEED &  PRODUCE   CO.-B,iker  Nelson   ((icoifje   F.   Motion's old  stand).   Flour, Feed, Gram, Hay and Piodi.cc.  Car lot.s a spceialtj.   Coircsnondencc solicited.  Phone 2C.   FRESH AND SALT MEATS. '  BURNS &   CO.���Baker   street,   Nelson,  wholosalo dealers in fresh and cured meats.  Cold storage.  Hay.   Stiaight or  Kootenay Points.  TAYLOR  street.  P.  A.  GROCERIES.  MACDONALD & CO.-Corner Front and  Kail streets, wholesale grocers and  jobbers m blankets, gloves, mitts, boots, rubbers,  mackmaws and miners'sundries.  OOTENAY  SUPPLY   COMPANY,   LIMI-  TED���Vernon   street,  Nelson,   wholesale  grocers.  fOHN CHOLDITCH & CO.-  "    son, wholesale gioecra.  -Front street, Nel-  FR. STEWART & CO.���Warehouses onC. P.  ��� R. track, foot of Stanley street. Nelson,  wholesale dealers in provisions, produce and  fruits. Cold storage. Agents Armour & Co.'a  bacon, hams, lard and other products.  JY. GRIFFIN & CO.-Front street. Nelson.  ���   wholesalo   dealers   in   provisions,   cured  LAWRENCE  Baker St.,  meats, butter and eggs.  HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.  H BYERS & CO.-Corner Baker and Josephino  ��� streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers in naid-  ware and mining supplies. Agents for Giant  Powder Co.   HARDWARE    COMPANY���  .  Nolson,  wholesale   dealers in  hardware and mining suppliob, and water and  plumbers' supplies.   VANCOUVER HARDWARE COMPANY,  LIMITED���Baker street. Nelson, wholesale  dealers in hardware and mining supplies plumbers  and tmfcmitbs' supplies.   Agnnts Ontario  Workg. ^^  LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  TURNER, BRETON & CO.-Corner Vernon  and Josephino streets, Nelson, wholesale  dealers in liquors, cigars and dry goods, Agentw  for Pabst Brewing Co. of Milwaukee and Calgary Brewing Co. Of Calgary.   "oils.  ���Baker  paints, oils.  Largest, stock in  *    PAINTS   AND  TSJKLSON* HARDWARE  COMPANY  ^*    Stieet���Wliole-ialo dealors^in  and   brushes  Kootonay.  of all kinds.  POWDER, CAPS AND FUSE.  HAMILTON POWDER COMPANY-Baker  street, Nolson, manufacturers of djnamite,  sporting, slumping and black blasting powder?,  wholes-lie dealeis in caps and fuse, and electric  blasting apparat us.           SASH AND  AND  DOORS.  PLANING  NELSON SAW AND PLANING MILL?,  LIMITED���Corner Front and Hall stie->lo,  Nelson, manufacturers of and wholesalo dealois  in MSh and doors; all kinds of factory work mado  to oider.   TENTS   AND" AWNINGS.  NELSON TENT AND AWNING FACTORY-  Bakor street, Nelson. Manufortuiers of al!  kinds of tents, juwiiiiks, and canvas goods.  P. O. Box 76    Thee Madson, proprietor.       '  WINES AND CIGARS.  CALIFORNIA WINE COMPANY, LIMI-  " TED���Corner Front and Hall streets, Nelson, v, holesale dealers In w (ties {case and bulk}  and domestic and imported cigars.  ENGINEEES; ~"  riHAULES PAKKKR���Mining and milling en-  '-*'   eincer.���West Baker stieet. NeUon. ���  Rincer.-  FJRATEENAL   SOCIETIES.  JL NELSON LODGE, NO. 23, A. F. & A. M.  -OTiUr Meets second Wednesday in each month.  /^^, Sojourning brethren. Invited.  KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS- Nelson Ijodgo, N*r>,  25, Knights of Pythias, meets m I. 0. O. K.  Hall, corner Ba.  iker and Kootenay  ing at H o'clock,   vi  cordially Invited to attend.  btreets. every  at�� o'clock.   Visiting KniphM  R. G. Joj, K. ol K.  Liouaid Seoft.O. C.  Tuesday ovonini  core"   &S,  NELSON L. O. L.. No. 1602, meets In I. O. O. F.  Hall, corner Bakor and Kootenay streets,  1st! and 3rd Friday of each month. ViMitlng  brolhern cordially Invited. H. H.il.iti��oii, W, V.  W. Crawford, Recording _etii.-t.irj.    ____  _  N"~ KLSON .ERIK, Number 22. Fraternal Oider  of Krtglcs, moi'tfl every i-ccoud and fouuh  Wednesday Irici-ch month iii Fiittenilty Hall.  Vlblliiiif brethren woleonio. W. Go-nuN, Pieul  dcn6    I .laticH Piossei, Bocrotary.  TRADES   UNIONS.  NELSON MINERS' UNION NO. SO, W. V. ot  M.���McoW in inineis' iiiiion roonirf. noith-  oastcorner Victoria and Kootenay .sticets, eiery  Saturday evening M, R o'clock. VicStiiig innii-  bqrtf welcome. M. It Mowuil, X'retulciiL Jiimn  WilkCh. Sccretivry. ^_J__________   ELSON PAINTE'lf*." UNION���'llie Tgular  iiiectintj of the P.untcis'' Umott is lu��ld  o\crv Wednesday c\t'iling .it l.'W, n the* Piim-  l/Crfl''L'tuoii hall, behind tho Ckirkc hotel. T. O.  Skatbu, pie'sutcnt.   Alficd Tiiinci. s< cict.u\.  w  TRADES AND LABOR COUNCIL.���The iepu-  lor luectiuKS of the Nelson Ti ados ��nd L.ibor  Council will beheld in the minor*-.' union ball,  corner of Victoria and Koolena*> streets, on the  iirst and thud Thursday of each month, at  7.30 p. in. G. J.lhoipe.Prebidcnt. J. H.Miithc-  son. aoci*_tar\.   THE regular meetings of tho Cat pouters' Union  ate held on Wednesday c\ cnihg of each  week, at 7 o'clock, in the Minors Union hnll cornor Victoria and Kootenaj streets. It. Robinson, President.   James Colling, Secretary.  BVRHKHS UNION.���Nd-mi L'nion, No l'Ki. of  lhe Intel>iatioiitiI Join nejmun Jknbei s L n-  1011 of Aini'iir.i, meets e\ e.y ttrst and th)iil_Mo_!i  da\ of each month in Slinei s Lnion H.vl), coiuei"  ofVieloiu and Kootenay stic'i-l***, ��t b..H) p.m.  sbaip. VisitniKT biotbeis clJiduiHj united to  ntlciul. .1 H. Matheson, 1'iosidctit. W. S. Be*l-  Mile, Scuctary,  Laboui:rsi union.  t<*cl iv i* Union. No sl_!l,A  VcNon Laborers' 1'ro-  V, ut L. meets in  Miners7 Imihmi Hall, notthcasi cornel of Virtoiia  and ICoOtcna*. streets, on the liistand third Mon-  d.iv of each month, nl S p in. sharp. Vifittng  meinbeihof Iho Americin redcialion eonlially  united lo attend. John Mullen, President.  Pcrc> faluikclton. Secretitry.   Cl_Alt MAKERS' UNION meot�� Ihl Tuesday  m cverj month in the \V. V. M. hall.    Kxeo,  utivo board meeta <a\ cry Saturday. -?  In  h_r  THE __HtBU____5:  ffELSOl-T, B. C, TtESDAY MA*  8 1900  Rubber Gloves  The  FOR WOMEN AND MEN  proper thing for spring house-  cleaning and gardening  Furniture Polish  To make your  as new,  Furniture look as good  , try our  "FRENCH FURNITURE POLISH."  W* F. Teetzel & Co.  Victoria Block, Corner Baker and Josephine Streets  DRUGS-AND ASSAYERS'SUPPLIES  _-<^^SLi&S^&&&Si:S_;&&. ~S^_i_S_S^S_S!��v_ii_s_Si-S-^-4  fe._r**_.*8!r-_,-��_**_^ *��_.���_. *_^��r*_..__^ .0^0-0-0l_9-__9-0.0>-0-0-0-0r&  I Something New |  t EVERY WEEK $  xti ��� iti  Ui And in order to make room for our new   iti  GITY LOCAL NEWS  jjj goods  we must dispose of a few.    We are  \ti prepared, my Kootenay friends, to. let you  Uf inspect the latest and most complete up-to-  Jg date stock in British Columbia.    We invite  iti you aM t�� examine them, and know you will  iti not  only be  satisfied  with  the   goods  but  W prices also.  iti       How Dover Disposes of Mail Orders  xti t ���.''������ "      '  U)        By having a first-class jewelry manu-   iti  Xti factory with the best of mechanics, and our   *{/  watch making department   has no equal.   Mv  Ui  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  Ui  Ui  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  xti  iti  xti  Ui  Ui  iti  Hi  iti  iti  We are prepared  to  make  everything in our line with a  All mail and express orders  prompt attention.  anything and  guarantee,  receive our  xti  Ui  iti  xti  Ui  iti  iti  $ Jacob Dover, TJhe Jeweler jjj  Xti NELSON, B. C. Xti  v(& _)M  ���^y_'_'-5L,_'_a'_'-S'-:g'-_'S'_ &.<_*'t*'*L*'fi0.i*'isf'm*'<-?'0?'&.0*0-.  ���0>-0'0?9-0'i9-0'0-0'0*'0'0       <kv ���_������_?.���_���.__������ *_?.*_'._"._!��� _���._"._;���  ^99999999999999999999999999  fife ft_)  Jg   Yes we have made '  �� 5  %     t   rather a $  J        Big* Mole ���  ���    in our $12,000 Stock of Dry Goods    9  S but we still have great  9 bargains to offer  9  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, regularise; reduced to 10c.  See our Colored Dress Muslins now offered at 6c.  White Piques reduced to 15c, 20c and 25c.  Crash Goods for Skirts at 10c and 15c.  See our 50c and 75c Blouses,  This  is  a  Genuine Clearing Sale  going out of tbe Dry Goods  as we  line.  are  A- FERLAND & GO.  ELLIOT BLOCK, BAKER STREET.  I  TjarzEU  I** '  Ft"'.  1-fS  reantile Co.,  Kid McDonald came before judge  Forin yesterday morning for election, anil chose  Ioko before tiie us.-iize .indite. His ease was uo-  conliiitfly entered on the ducket for today's  court.  Joseph   Sturgeon  and wife left  yesterday on an extended trip to Sherbrooke,  (Quebec, and other eastern points.  Captain J. W. Troup has returned  from Sandon. The reconstruction of the C. P. It.  freight and passenger depots is to be proceeded  with at once.  A couple of iVelson men will go to  Victoria this week to take the government examination for proficiency in assaying on the Uth  instant.  A pipe line is being laid from the  Gianite mill to the Poorman mine through which  the compressed air necessary to operate the drills  will be piped, doing away with' tho compressor  plant now in use. It is figured to secure a uniform pressure of 95 to 100 pounds at tho Poorman  oinl of the line.  At   the   police court   yesterday  morning Frank McKay was charged with the  theft of a 32 bank note. Defendant"was recently  in company with a friend who dropped the bill  while intoxicated. McKay picked up the note  and refused to return it, although warned to do  so. He was sentenced to four months'imprisonment.  At the regular meeting of the  Nelson Laborers'Protective Union last night it  was decided to leave tho initiation fee at ��1 for  the next thirty days during which period special  efforts will be made to bring the teamsters,  brickyard laborers and mill laborers into the  union.  Constable   MeLeod    of    Fernie,  brought in a man named Grant yesterday to  stand his trial for the theft of ��2o. The officer  was to have brought Walker who is defendant in  Regina vs. Walker, a criminal case. Walker  was on bail but failed to tinn up at fernie yesteiday morning and it is possible that his bondsmen w ill ha\ e to put up tho amount of the bond.  The Nelson boys   who went to  Victoria to join the piovisional Canadian regiment for gainson duty are having a rattling  good time. They .no unaltered in the Marine  Hospital opposite Victoria h.ubor. wheie the  vi estci n section, loO strong, is located. Victoria  is close at hand and the olhceis in charge aro  libci.il in the matter of leave, so that the militiamen <uc cniojing themselves, immensely. The  garrison is umfoimcd in scailet and Ihe outfit is  pronounced to bens sni.ut and soldieily a lot as  ever donned the queen's unifoim.  The spring assize opened at the  court house todaj and the cimiinal docket will  bo lic.nd flist by Mi. Justice Drake. It comprises  fcvon cases, the defendants being Kelly, Hagler,  Podvin, Walker, Siithciland, McDonald and  Ilogeis. The only civil case is that of liigclow  vs. LaBau, on the peicmptoiy list fiom last  court.  J. A. Macdonald, Q.  C, of the  legal firm of Macdonald & Clute, Rossland, has  been appointed lo lake tho crown cusen at today's assi/e court. II. A. McLean, deputy atfor-  noj.general, was to h.i\ c tn-o-ecutcd the crown's  else, but is detained at the camtal.  J. Fred Ritchie has just returned  from a visit to the Slocan. where he is interested  in the Hillside in Jackson Basin near Whitewater. Theie is eight inches of .high giade  gj'ade in theface of the tunnel, and Mi. Ritchie  fins had a it .issaj made of an average sample of  the paystioak, which giies the cxttaordinanlj  rich returns of bll ounces in. silver and 5-t pei  cent lead to the ton.  Wellington Leslie, a member of t  the 0. Pi Ii. bridge gang, fell yesterday, and in-  lurcd ins spnte. He was bjought lo the city ana  met by Dr. Hall, w ho had him taken to the gen-  eial hospital.  Principal Soady of the   central  school has alieady introduced advanced woik in  the school nnd a number of the pupils are now  taking the Iirst j car's, high =e_iool woik. After  (he summer criminations the class will be increased by a dozen oi more pupils who pass the  high school enhance.  A   determined   effort   is   being  made to locate tho dog poisoner. A subscription  has been raised, chiefly among those whose pets  have been killed, and Dr. Aimstro'ig has sub-  mittifd the stomach of Rh Sutcliilc's dog'to W.  Church foi analysis, so that the poison used may  be determinedliej ond doubt.  Sergeant N. T. MeLeod, of tho,  rifle company, has a sloi*c of II points out of 105  at tho langes to his cicdit. This is a eieditable  peifoiinancc for so e.uly a date and with consistent improvement should lead to "possibles."  Pu vate Grant still holds tho season's iccord with  ius score of 05 points.  The senior lacrosse team is en-  dcavorlng-to ariange a game -with CJzeenwood  this month. The Gieanwood players are said to  be willing lo pla} at Kaslo and it is possible that  a match may be pulled off at tho celebration  there. .Rossland is or^ani-iing a team and will  open theseison on Dominion Day. They have  seemed a number of Coast players and pioniisc  to have a fast organization.  The local militia officers received  gold to the ton. Two other tunnels are being driven to tap the  vein, at a depth of 100 aud 200 feet  lower down respectively. This  strike means that the Arlington  is a mine.  Circassian in Disguise.  London, May 8.���The St, Petersburg correspondent of the Daily  Mail says: The favorite wife of the  Shah of Persia, a very beautiful  Circassian, will accompany him  during his tour in Europe.disguised  in male attire.  ESTABLISHED 1892  H.   BYERS   &  HARDWARE  CO.  ESTABLISHED 1892  Garden, Mill,  Steam  Hose.  and Suction  Protection Run Rampant.  Berlin, May 7.���Tho reichstag  today adopted a resolution forbidding subsidized steamers to convoy to German, Belgian and Dutch  PUBLIC MEETM  Thomas Fopstep  Ex-Speaker  of the Legislative Assembly will  address the-eleetors of Nelson Riding on the public issues of the day  afc the Opera Houso  ... 0  TO NIOHT  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���Trnax Ore Cars, Oiant Powder, and Metropolitan l-'iiso, etc.  H. BYERS & CO.  NELSON  KASLO  SANDON  Frank Fletcher, candidate of the  party-line Conservatives, and his  supporters are specially invited to  be present.  David McBeath. chairman of the  Provincial Party's campaign committee, Avill occupy the chair.  F. STARKEY, Seey Provincial Party.  Having Purchased  the Business  Of Fred J. Squire, merchant  tailor, Nelson, I intend to  continue the business so as  to keep the patronage of all  Mr. Squire's old patrons and  get a share * of the general  trade. Tarn now prepared  to show'the latest styles in  all lines of spring goods. 'A  special line, on hand at $25  per suit. . All other lines at  low rates. None but Union  1 labor employed.  E. Skinner  Neelands' -Building, Baker Street.  FltKD J. SQUIRE, Manager.  COOKS' AP'WAITEBS' UIM  ports agricultural products which  compote wifch Gorman agriculture,  except tobacco, beeswax, skins,  hides and wool. Count von Posa-  dowski-Webner, secretary of state  for the interior, previously declared  for the government that the latter  had no objection to the resolution.  From Swasiland.  London, May 7.���A dispatch from  Lombard, dated Thursday, says the  queen of Swasiland has ordered the  Swasis to hasten their harvesting  and assemble for weeping for the  dead king. A Malgandia chief and  nine women and children have been  killed and the Malamanas kraal and  the plains are strewn with skeletons of murdered natives. Krough,  the Boer administrator, has been  recalled to Pretoria.  Refrigerators  Prices from $10 to $30  LAWRENCE HARDWARE COMPANY  GROCERS  e  __  Place your order with  Tents,  Awnings,  and all kinds of Canvas Goods  Manufactured to Order  BAKER   STREET,   NELSON.  instructions jestcrday to report at once on Ihc  amount of ammunition held hcie. Tins (jueij  arises from the iccont eontretenip. wilnewied in  St. Catharines, Ont.uio. The Nineteenth legi-  mont of that city was oideied to Welland to  protect tho eaiiiil theie after the attempt at  dynamiting ��.*,xdi*.Jo*vcied, When the battalion  wasiiiobili/iiifjf it niiqd.hcovcK'd (hut theie was  not one round lier man of hall t,.u tridges in the  utt). .Kill mill olilncorduts Hrte huiimdly cDimlec-  niandud. Doublles-. aMi_>>iUn-UaI 1 ebene of urn-  jinwilion ih (o lioTai'warded tp thu heiulquarteis  of each unit In llio hci \ ice.  The  Kaslo  ItiHo company   has  clmlloiiKcd | he Xelson company to holcct ix lc.un  of live men to ehoot iikiiuwI ii hliml.it number  from No. J catiituny for a handsome Iroiih*. _ The  cli.ilioJ'KU wall ho uniiMidcrcd after (lie regular  diillon TlniiMlay mR!it. and an acceptance is  proli.tl'le lUvtheio me al least five fii_.t ems-, men  in the S( Non coi ps. The match i*ili take place  .on the Sith instant. s,  The   matters   recorded   at   tho  minlntf tecordcrVolllcc jcstcidny More: JI. Jtt,-  j\l|*:n to Ki an/ Unlleld a third intctcst in the  VnilotI'saclion, located on Hear creek; ceitt/l-  catcs of immovements wo.o emitted to T, A.  G'li'iispn and Phil Aspmwall or Sppkane in ics-  licet lo the U. C. and LoiiksIcj' o'.uii. ..  Sn April   of  last year Raffaeti  Auiicono reported to the attf bonticn lhe theft of  ii ifold watch \alucd at ?fiO. W. II. _ullock-  \\ ebster, thitf of piow'ncial police, took thec.i'-e  n> hand and him been on (he lookout foi 11.o time  piece ever hittco. Yesteiday llehad John Kogcis,  a well known paitj. befoie inafjisiintc C'leaso  (iiiiigud wilh the theft. A watch was pioduccd  by John _McInt>ieof Ifall hulisig, who mado oath  to hatingboiiffhl it from ItoRCts, Autieonotdcn  tilled (ho watch ns tlio one stolen fiom him.  Rogers was thaieupori committed for tn.il and  will be amugnud at the aH*-i_?eH.  A   Chinaman named Kong was  art cited jesteidaj bj constables Ifaiaj and Kerr  on the complaint of llio inmates of Aim* Sams  laundry on Front stieet. Kong is said to be  cra/y. At any rate he i an amuck Hundaj night  and frightened a lot of fellow countr) men out of  u tifplilH sleep.   1 he C'ele*-tinl is now I  Ail cooks and waiters are requested to meet in Miners' Union  Hall on Thursday evening, 'May  10th, at 8 p. m.  ~NELSON  LABOEEES~~UNIONr~  League Games.  Worcester 3, Toronto 10.  Providence 5, Montreal 4.  Hartford 2, Rochester 4.  Cleveland 5, Buffalo 7.  BUSINESS   MENTION.  Two furnished rooms,' with bath  and electric light. Apply on Silica street, opposite English church.  For large, airy furnished rooms,  t cry ccntial, apply ioom 1, A. Macdonald block.  Harry Haley has applied for a  divoicf, and legal proceedings will shortly be instituted.  Hack   calls left at   the   Pacific  Tiansfer bain on Vernon street. Telephone  call 35.  For Sale.���One-third interest in  Mineral Claim near Ymir, for $100, money to be  expended in development. Apply to Alec  Stewart, Turner & Bocckh block, Nelson.  For sale���the north half of block  100, Nelson.   Address P. O. Box _572, Nelson.  Spot cash paid for second-hand  goods of alHrndbat tho Kelson Bazaar, Jfaloiie  & Ticgillus Mock.  Houses furnished with new and  second-hand furniture, or mixed new ond secondhand furmtuie, on the installment plan, by the  Nelson Bazaar, Malone & Tiegillua block.  PROVINCIAL PAJRTY CONVENTION  The electors of the Nelson Hiding, West Kootenay Electoial District, itho support thel'iotin-  cial J'arty n,re requested to elect delegates to a  nominating: convention, to bo held at Knights of  I3}Unas Hal], Nelson, on Satuid.i), May 32th,  1900, at8:30o'clock p. in, icpicscnUitioa in the  convention to be as follows:  Delegates.  ��� *��-_s-_!*.''*��**si.3"^*a'a'i__l'_'^ i  ^^0^__9^^^^'!fi,^^^^  If you want Bargains \if  . ���^���e!'g*g;g*g*g*tf*g*g'g'-r*  .fet"* ^ ��� f' ~ ~ *5" * *����� ��?��� ��?��� 5"- *"���  torn  $       in  xti  iti  Ui  Glassware  iti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  Xlf  Xtif  x*  $ Give us a call as our whole stock mi_st $  jj(             be sold in a few days. j|j  *   i*>  iti KIRKPATRICK & WILSON t  itic Telephone 10 185 Baker Street   iti  xS\ . /tir  ���-���-^^^^^^���^g"A _&���_}���_.'_? ^__*______:__-__:____:__'__:_^i*  ���*~'��9-0'-0'0"0-0'i0-j*'_0:0:7B 35". ���Sr.iS!''-*?*'?' fiT--?��������? ��� C�� _f >-T-: ���Sk"  xti  iti  Hi  Hi  iti  w  ^1  to  1-(=>'g}..  %,  Erie ,    , 2  Halls Siding .,       1  Porto Rico ,   ....  .     .      ..           1  Nelson . r '._..  ...                    25  Pioeter. ...    3  o  Creston    3  Ujlcert's ,.   At the repritlai meeting of the Nelson ijfiboiers'  Protectn c Union, held on Monday evening, _Miiy  "th, ittv.is decided to lent e the initiation fee for  members nt onp dollar foi another thirty dais.  The teamsters, hi ick.tuidlaboivrs and mill men  of the city aie jcspectfully invited to affiliate  wil h the union, P. C, SHACKIjETON,  Secietary.  .' NOTICED  Notice is hereby given that the differences existing between V. J. Bradley & Co, and the Nel*  son Painters'Union have been s.itisftu.tonly adjusted. J. H. MATHKSON,  Fjecretajy Nelson Trades und I.aboi CounLil.  Delegafcs'Olcct, if unable to attend the cont cn  tion, shall have the pnvilege of appointing  proxies. Credentials must bo signed by the  chairman and secretary of tho meeting at which  they are elected, oi if elected at a primary Uec  tion by the judge and clerk of such election.  Delegates must bo registered t oters.  DAVID McBEATH,  Chairman Provincial Party, Nelson Riding.  FRED STAUKKV,  Secretary Piovincial Party, Nelson Riding.  Nelson, April 25th, ISQp.  NOTICE OF PEIMARl" J3LECTION,  ~A7"priinarFblrction tvill be held at Nelson on  Thursday,May 10th, between the houisof2acd  8.*vi0 o'clock p.m , to e'ect twenty-live delegates to  attend the nominating convention of tins Piw tn-  cuil Paity for the Nelson Riding, AVest Kootenny  KlectoinlDislnct, Polling place, store in "Victoiia block fronting on Josephine street. All  registered voters who are supporters of the Provincial Party fahall have tho pnvilege of voting.  DAVID MeJJKATH, Chairman.  VHKl) .STARKEY, Secietary.  Nelson, April 25th, 1300.  Some Plain Facts  About Clothing  _  m  BOCK   JBJEER  will be bronj  morning.  in quod and  hi before Ihe police magistrate this  Opposite Postoffice  STRACHAN BROS. |  Strike on the Arlington.  The tunnel on tbe Arlington mine  has struck the vein ��afc a depth of  500 feet, where the ore body shows  up two feet wide assaying $70 in  er  X  a  Oj-y-t.        .^^a������^-,-**���^ _��-^_���_,    �����__,-     J��|���I -���-��_-p_  ASK Y0UH GROCER  CELEBRATED  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  latest cut and are lined ail through with the best  linings. They are tailored better than Suits offered elsewhere at'much higher prices. The fabrics  are the best in the market. We lead all others  for values in  Gents9 Furnishings  Hats and Caps  Boots and Shoes ,  ��--  w  ��  m  torn  m  We know that our values cannot be equalled hy  any other house in Nelson. We are so sure of  this that we will give money back if it cannot foe  proven.  Nelson  217 and  TH�� Best that Money can Buy.     Take mo Other.  Manufactured by the Bracki-ian-lCer Milling Co, Ltd.  Victoria, Vancouver, Wesltntnstor, Edmonton, Kossland, Nelson.  GET YOUR  CHANDELIERS  WIRED FOR  NO MATCHES REQUIRED, ALWAYS READY  ecfric Supplies  Kooteqay Electric Snpply &  Construction Go.  JOSEPHINE STREET NKLSON  "���(^���i  ?.&.%  mm^.m  We have just received a fresh   consignment  of  Christie's famous"  Fancy Biscuits and Cream Sodas,  Also McCormick & Company's Jersey Cream Sodas.  P. O. BOX 176.  HOUSTON BLOCK.  Telephone 1GL  D. M. Ferry tc Company's Seeds.  Fresh bgt%a .Received Daily-  John f\. irviqg & Co.  Lethbridge Gali Ooal  The best value for tho money in the maiket  for aU purposes.  terms cash     W. P. Tikrnst, General Agent  Telephone 117.   Office with C.��, J. C_ris_o.  A. R. BARROW, A.MJ.C.E.  PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  Corner Victoria, and Kootenay Streets.  TELEPHONE NO, 9i  P. O. Box C59.

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