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 DAILY EDITION   BY MAIL  FIVE  DOLLARS A YEAR  un*e  WEEKLY EDITION BY IvlAlL  TWO DOLLARS A YEAR  EIGHTH YEAR.  NELSON:  WEDNESDAY MOENING  MAY-9 J 900.  PRICE FIYE CENTS  horse    dinners  Powell   sent;  Roberts saying  a  CELEBRATE ON HORSEFLESH  Message From Mafeking.  London, May S.���The besieged in  Mafeking are celebrating  tho two  hundredth day of  the siege with  Colonel    Baden-  message   to   lord  " After two hun-  divil days of siege 1 desire to bring  to  your  lordship's   notice  tho exceptionally good  spirit  of loyalty  which  pervades all  classes of the  garrison and the patience of everybody.      Mafeking   is   making   the  best of things under the long strain  ;of   anxiety,   hardship   and   priva-  . lion,      which      is      beyond      all  jpr.iise     aud      a     revelation      to  inc.    The  men, half of  whom  are  not accustomed to the  use of arms,  have adapted  themselves  to their  duties with  the greatest  zeal and  h i eadiness.    The pluck and devotion  of the women has been remarkable.  With such spirits our organization  runs like clockwork.     S have every  .hope it will pull us through."  ;    Mr. Rhodes has arrived  at  Cape  IjfColony without auy demonstration  ���In ing   made.      lie   goes to  Beira.  ^Portuguese East Africa, and thence  %o Rhodesia, probably visiting general sir. Frederick Carrington.  5    It  is' announced  that   no   more  ,l>ocr prisoners will be  sent  to  St.  'Helena.  ROBERTS IS PUSHING NORTH  posed. Lord Methuen is apparently  a subordinate. While the chief  column is moving towards Vryburg,  general Hunter is apparently preparing an orderly advance northeast, along the Vnal river, to participate in the Pretoria advance of  lord Roberts' left flank.  A Cape Town correspondent  learns that an important move in  Natal is expected Avithin the next  four days. General Buller is rapidly completing his transport organization.  The proceedings of the Transvaal  volksraad indicate president Kru-  ger's undiminished tenacity of purpose. Tn the course of the debate  he said that should he be sent to  St. Helena the republican cause  woidd still go on. Generals Louis  Botha and Lucas Meyer are in Pretoria consulting with the volksraad.  A dispatch from Maseru, Basutoland, dated Tuesday, May 8th, said:  "Lord Roberts' rapid advance has  confused the Boers who are holding the roads between Wepener  and Clocotau, along which a continuous stream of wagons and cattle has been proceeding northward  for days. On Monday some of  them countermarched and the herds  got into an inextricable muddle,  the Boers not knowing which way  to turn.  FORSTER ON THE PLATFORM  Mafeking's  Sad Plight.  London,   May 9.���1   a.m.���Four  ('thousand British  cavalry watered  "their horses at the  Zand  river  on  LMonday, 25 miles beyond Smalldeel,  '.whore   lord Roberts   continues to  j l.i to his  dispatches.     The  scouts,  *.\ ho have beeu searching the coun-  '.i*y for miles along the stream, have  .t'uiiad no Boers south of the river.  i The enemy are laagered in unknown  L'">rce on >_he north bank, thus the  iritis-, advance guard is.within 'Iii  ||uilesof Kroonstadt.  The Free Staters, in the expeeta-  r.iou that Kroonstadt will speedily  [jiojome untenable, are, according to  Unformation from Lorenzo Marquez,  Puepariug to transfer their govern-  liliont to IloHeiou, a little more than  'Ifty   .miles  northeast.      The' proclamations of lord Robeits appear  *o  have little effect upon the in-  ..tbitauts of the invaded  districts,  '.scry    farm    is   found   deserted  '.wept by the women and children,  .il the men are away fighting.      '  Correspondents at headquarters  -re now wiring freely concerning  io incidents' connected with the  k-upation   of   Smalldeel.     Some  \asperation   is expressed at the'  imj with which the Boers escape  .ith* their   transports  before the  cry eyes of   the   British troops.  'Vhcu  the Britibh entered Small-  ee1, the Boers'ox wagons coolly out-  [panned���only--five���miles   away,  ii il Roberts is described as "right-  v unwilling to sacrifice his  horses  '��!��� the sake   of a   comparatively  [jVmor advantage," nevertheless the  S-s-s .of horse iiesb, in spite of all  reaiutions, is enormous.  The tidings from Mafeking are  plooniy indeed.     Everybody there  "���.'���* an empty stomach and a pinched  lace.     The  natives  are  no  longer  hen   porridge,   and   the    whites  ive nothing but a quart of that  ..bstance and   a . pound of horse  11.sage   daily.      Everything  else  liable has gone.   Insufficienfcfood,  ut trenches and  cold nights arc  cadly to tho health of the garri-  " Kimberley's Gallant Defenders..  Loxnox, May   8.���The    Gazette  this  evening  contains   a   dispatch  from lord Roberts enclosing colonel  Kekewich's   reports  on   the  operations at Kimberley.    Lord Roberts  pays his tribute to  the  tact, judgment and resolution of colonel Keke-  wich and his forces, and adds that  Cecil Rhodes, the mayor and other  citizens, rendered the most valuable  assistance in helping to maintain  order among the civil inhabitants,  encouraging   them    to   hold   out,  attending to the sick and wounded  generally   cooperating    with    the  military commander.    He also says  by the active part which he took in  raising the Kimberley Light Horse,  and  providing horses for 'all ��� the  mounted troops at Kimberley, Mr.  Rhodes, in particular^-��� contributed  materially to the successful defence  of   the place.     Golonel Kekowich  also paid a tribute to Mr. Rhodes  and his zealous work.  NEWSPAPERMEN   COMBINE  >n.   This information comos from  ','iable natives,  , Lady Sarah Wilson, undor date  If April 27th, says:    "The Boers  ow number 1500 including young  j.loif, president Kruger's grandson,  . iio lias sent for six. more guns."  A Mafeking correspondent of the  sines, who also emphasizes the ex-  ���cme gravity of the situation, says;  fit is impossible io Ignore the fatal  rgnilicauce     of    colonel    Baden-  I 'owell's reference to the hardships  -ndured by the women and children  niong whom   many   deaths have  , li eady occurred. The commissariat  ;���, holding a stock of food in reserve  >r use in the direst extremity."  ** A British column is  reported to  h ive reached Taungs, 30 miles north  Jlf Warrentou.     According to Pre-  Foiia advices the British at enea ring  frrryburg which is half way between  l*_SJ_rrenton and Mafeking.   General  j [(inter is probably not in personal  oinmaud of the relief column.   His  oieos embrace 20,000 infantry and  1.000 to. ��3000 horsemen, an army far  jlreater than has hitherto been sup-  Take Off Duty on Paper.  Ottawa, May 8.���[Special to the  Tribune.]���A meeting of newspaper,  mon in the senate and house of  commons aud a number from outside,' including Robert Jaffray,  Globe, was held this afternoon and  the following resolution was passed;  " That, in view of the recent destruction of pulp and paper 'mills at  Hull and at Grande Mere, the government be asked to request parliament to pass au act empowering  the govcrnor-in-eonncil to temporarily suspend the duty on newspaper under such conditions as the  go vera or-i n-coimcil- nmy~~deenT a���~  visable."  Ottaava, May 8.���[Special to The  Tribune.]���The question of removing tho duty on newspaper owing  to its scarcity and increased cost,  was brought up in the house today.  When the orders of the day were  called, Tupper, Avho Avas no doubt  aware of tho meetiug of newsjsaper  men in the city, suggested that on  account of the disastrous lives  Avhich destvoyed Eddy's mills and  the Laurentide mills, that postage  on newspapers be abolished as a  means of temporary relief. He  used the %vorcl duty but explained  afterwards that he only referred to  postage.  McLean, East York, said that he  had just returned from a meeting  of .the publishers of neAVspapers;  Avhere the matter had been fully  discussed, and a resolution' was  passed asking the government to  remove either permanently or temporarily the duty on neAVsprints.  He said that he had a telegram  from the Laurentide people saying  that they would supply orders by  importing from- the United States.  He understood it was the intention  of Eddy to rebuild, but a temporary suspension duty Avould only-  help.  Gibson (Lincoln) opposed a,ny  change as paper mills were now  operating iu Canada and could turn  out all the paper that was required.  Richardson (Lisgar) said that  publishers in the wosc were being  held up on account of the existing  state of affairs to the tune of 00 and  100 per cent.  Sir Wilfrid Laurier said tiie  Avhole question would be speedily  considered by the goverainent. ���'.--���.*  Large Attendance.  The public meeting held in the  opera house last evening, which was  called by the members of the local  Provincial Party Avas Avell attended.  The speakers Avere Thomas Forster,  ex-speaker of the legislature, who  appeared in the interests of the  Provincial Party, and Hon. Smith  Curtis, premier Martin's minister of  mines, avIio is making the race in  the Rossland riding against Charles  II. Mackintosh. The speakers dealt  ' in the main with the. general features of the Seinlin and Martin governments' policies, aud as many expected to hear the local situation  discussed, they were in a measure  disappointed.  David   McBeath,   the   president  of   the    local    Provincial    Party,  occupied   the   chair,   and    in    introducing    -Mr.      Forster,      said:  ���"FelloAv   electors,   and   supporters  of   the    provincial   party���I    am  pleased to see so many present this  evening to welcome to our city Mr.  Thomas Forster, who for the past  two sessions occupied the position  of speaker in the provincial legislature.    Though this is Mr. Forster's  first visit to Nelson he is too well  kuoAAii to the great majority of the  .supporters of the provincial party  to require any introduction.    He is  the man Avho by his OAvn vote kept  the Semlin government from going  to pieces after it had been weakened  "by the desertion  of Fighting Joe  Martin and a couple of other politi-  , -cal Hoppers.    It is not hoAvever as  speaker   of   the   legislature    that  Thomas Forster is best known.    He  '"was one of the fighting men who  after many years of determined ef-  , fort succeeded in overthroAving the  old Victoria   compact,   wliich   for  courtesy's sake was referred to as  the Turner government.    Thomas  .Forster   has, always been   in the  'front rank of labors active sympathizers,'and in the matter of securing   legislation^'favorable  to "the  i Avage-earners,     has    accomplished  j_ore than some of the politicians  on the stum j) today, who would like  to take credit for the accomplishment of everything that organized  labor has seeured since the days of  ���the flood. , It is only fair to Mr.  forster, however, that he should  tell his own story and I have therefore much pleasure in introducing  Jiim this evening."   *  Mr. Forster, in opening, paid his  respects to the speech delivered by  premier Martin in the opera house.  He said he had not heard the Nelson deliverance, but as the premier  was making the same Speech  Avith  local variations all over the province it would not be difficult for  him to reply to the main features.  The chief aim of the premier in his  present campaign was to endeavor  to make the people believe that the  Provincial party, Avhich  had succeeded the Semlin_pa.rty, was dead,-  and that he, Mr. Martin, Avas the  lineal successor of that party; that  .he Avas the heir to all   that Avas  good in the party aud to the voters  -who in former contests   had supported it.   To accomplish this Mr.  Martin sought to discredit all the  leaders   of   the   old   Semlin party  in     the    hope    of    inducing   all  who       had       supported      them  in      the       past      to      transfer  their   support   and   allegiance   to  3iimself.    Mr. Forster then  gave a  short sketch of the formation of  the Semlin government, and bore  out the statement of Mr.  Martin  that when called upon to join the  Semlin government in the first instance, Mr.   Martin had declined.  Mr. Forster gave the zoasou for this.  He   said that even at this early  stage in Mr. Martin's career in the  province   he   considered  that   he  -should be recognized as the leader,  and it Avas only upon the solicitation  of himself and. Mr. Deane that 'Mr.  Martin finally consented to accept  -the portfolio under Mr. Semlin.  In the general elections the Semlin party issued a platform, and  Avhen the party assumed the control  of the legislature it at once commenced the Avork of giving practical  elfeet to the principles outlined in  its platform. The abolition of the  tax upon working miners and the  mortgage tax, Avere among the reforms Avhich the party promised,  and they, with all other promises,  were redeemed.  For a certain period Mr. Martin  Avorked in harmony Avith the party,  and for such period there Avas no  desire to take from him any share  of the credit for the legislation  which the government framed, but  mhenhe broke away from the gov- ���  eminent, and defeated it in its attempts to completely, carry out all  of the promises made to the. electors, he had to be hold strictly  to account. There AA'ere two important measures Avhich tho party  AA'as pledged to legislate upon,  Avhich through the policy pursued  by Mr. Martin it was prevented  from doing. The one AA'as the redistribution measure, aud the other  Avas the framing of legislation for  the preA-ention of the employment  of Chinese and Japanese in the coal  mines of VaucouA'er Island.  With respect  to  the redistribution matter Mr. Martin was pledged  personally at Vancouver, at Now  Westminster, at the opening of the  legislatme in Victoria, and again at  a public meeting in  Nanaimo; but  when the bill was  brought in Mr.  Martin voted against it.   Mr. Forster said the same thing happened  when the government attempted to  shut the Chinese and Japanese out  of the coal mines.    These were two  instances in Avhich Mr. Martin had  failed to redeem his pledges  to the  people ; but he had his excuses. For  his vote against the redistribution  measure, Mr. Martin's  excuse Avas  that  if he   did   not   accept   that  chance to record an  adverse vote,  he would not be able to accomplish  the defeat of the government.    He  Avas pledged up to the hilt for  redistribution and the 'exclusion of  Chinese and Japanese from the coal  mines, but when Mi*. Dunsmuir told  him there Avas a chance of defeating  the goA'ernment he threAv his principles and pledges toJ the Aviuds.  These circumstances plainly shoAved  that Mr.  Martin   was   willing  to  sacaifice the interests of the Avorking classes at any time, Avhen their  interests conflicted with his own.  Another point upon which Mr.  Martin prided himself Avas his support of the eight-hour laAv; but  Avhat Avas premier Martiu's support  of the eight-hour law compared  with that of Jim Martin of Rossland and Bob Green of] Kaslo, who  had stayed Avith the eight-hour laAV  and lost thousands of dollars. What  had premier Martin's support of the  eight-hour laAV cost* him? It "had  cost him nothing, and he did not  propose that it should cost* him  even his seat. In contrast to premier Martin's advocacy of the eight-  hour laAV, Mr. Forster said that the  eight-hour laAV cost the Semlin gov-  eminent its life. He declared that  the Semlin government could have  been in poAver at the present time  if the members of it had beon Avilling to put a contracting out clause  in the eight-hour laAV. That propo-  sition Avas submitted to the government and rejected. In Nelson and  all over the country Mr, Martin  had taken the credit to himself of  having defeated the Semlin government. He, had in reality effected  nothing of the kind. The defeat of  the government Avas due solely to  its determination to enforce the  eight-hour, lav/ as it stood and to  keep the Chinese and Japanese out  of the coal mines.  _ Mr���Forster���then-reviewed  the  British   Columbia  Southern   Railway land grant and showed clearly  that   it Avas   the   most creditable  patent over issued by any British  Columbia government.     The laud  Avas  earned  under  a   subsidy act  passed before the Semlin government   came  into oiliee.   * By the  terms of the subsidy act the coal  Avas not subject to royalty, but Mr.  Cotton   inserted  a   clause   iu   the  croAvn grant Avhich made the coal  mined    subject    to   the    existing  royalty and such other royalty as  the    government   may determine.  This Avould apply if the mines Avere  Avorked, but if they Avere allowed  to remain idle the Avild land tax of  two per cent would come into ellect  Avhich   Avould    render   the    grant  valueless to the Crow's Nest Coal  Company or any other corporation.  Mr.   Forster  then reviewed the  circumstances of the granting  of a  certificate of title to the New Vancouver    Coal    Company    Avithout  quibbling and defended the government's action as just and proper.  In concluding his remarks he urged  his hearers to support the candidate  of the Provincial party in the approaching elections.  As to the general result no man could foretell it.  There   would  probably  be   three  parties and in such an event the  Provincial    party,    composed     of  Liberals   and Conservatives alike,  AA'as   the party that Avould  draw  strength.     The Conservative party  could not work Avith Martin, neither  could Martin Avork  with  the  Conservative party.   It Avould therefore be the men avIio had not drawn  party  lines avIio avouM have   the  best chance of   forming tho  next  both of the other parties. In the  Nelson riding there Avould be a  Provincial party candidate in the  field. He would probably be a man  avIio was known to the electors, a  man avIio had Avorked for them, a  man Avhose record was knoAvn,  and it Avould be their duty to send  him down to the legislature.  Hon. Smith Curtis  defended  tho  course pursued by Mr. Martin upou  the redistribution  and  coal  mines  regulation  bills.     He did not deal  AA'ith Martin's personal pledges  to  support the redistribution bill but  justified his adverse A'ote upou it on  the ground that the  measure  Avas  not   comprehensive    enough.    Mr.  Martin's adverse vote on the measure to restrict the  employment of  Japanese and Chinese  in  the coal  mines, Avas set off by the minister  of mines against premier Martin's  anti-Chinese and Japanese policy.  This he explained Avould be general  aud take in all the mines, metalliferous as well as coal mines.   With  lespect to premier  Martin's  overtures to  J. H.  Turner  and James  Dunsmuir for   their   support, Mr.  Curtis said that Mr. Forster magnified   tlieir   importance.       He   admitted, howeA'er, that premier Martin sent out a feeler, but said that  an unfavorable response   was   received.    He then took up  the British Columbia  Southern  grant and  Avent over much the same ground  as premier Martin.  Getting down to election predictions Mr. Curtis said that the  Martin goA'ernment Avould carry a  majority of the seats on Vancouver Island. He said it Avould  get a majority along the Fraser  river and if the interior did as well  it   would  have    a   good   working j  pRed by that firm at riet cost price.  Arrangements were niade on Monday Avith local bakers to forward  200 loaves per day for the balance  of the week, so that this amount  will be sent into Sandon every  morning until after Saturday.  W. F. Astley announces that he  Avill donate the proceeds of all  boats rented out by* him tomorrow  to the Sandon Fire relief fund.  Every boat should be engaged to-  morroAv.    .Returns Thanks. -  Sandon, May 8.���John Houston,  mayor, Nelson : Heartfelt thank9 to  the people of Nelson for their  generosity.     H. H. Pitts, mayor.  Ghastly Find m Vancouver.  Vancouver, May 8.���[Special to  The Tribune.]���A great sensation  Avas caused here this evening at the  discovery by a party of young men  and Avomen of a mutilated body in  the woods in Stanley Park. The  head had been severed from the  body and the legs were detached,  and the broken flesh had beeu  eaten from the face and trunk by  Avild animals, but the police are  positiA'e it is a case of murder  as the mutilation Avas unmistakably done with some instrument.  Not a scrap of paper was found on  the body except a piece of the Montreal Star, dated March 13th, which  had been used to expand the lining  of the dead man's hat. There is  nothing to lead to the identification  of the murdered man except the  clothing which has been partially  recognized as belonging to a youth  named Scott, avIio mysteriously  disappeared several months ago and  Avas never heard of af tenvards.  STICK TO THE DIRTY WORK  Conservatives Appeal.  The head push of the local  Cou-  seiwative association haA'e not yet  given up their  scheme  to disfranchise   489  -voters,   although they  AA'ere turned dpAvn in the court of  first  instance.       Yesterday B. M.  Macdonald  apjilied  to  Mr. justice  Drake for a Avrit of prohibition forbidding collector of votes Wright  from placing tho 489  votes aforesaid  on  the  list.     Mr. Macdonald  said that this  time  he  Avas  representing   George   R.   G.   O'Driscoll,  Robert  Coilette   and    Charles  H.  Palmer, the three catspaws  of  the  ConservatiA'e association.    His lordship decided to hear the application  tomorroAV  morning iu   the   court  house at 10  o'clock.     S. S. Taylor  appeared for the attacked A'oters.  OPENINC OF THE kSSIUS  majority, and Avithin two years it  would come back to the people upon a fair measure of redistribution.  Mr. Curtis referred to the local  situation, and evinced some interest  in the probable candidacy of mayor  Houston, expressing thq hope that  iu the eArent of mayor' Houston beiug a candidate that he would  throw in his lot AA'ith the Martin  party. -  Mr. Forster, in reply- to the minister of mines, dealt with the' coif-  tention that the Provincial party  should get out of the road for premier Martin. lie said the boot Avas  on the other foot. Premier Martin  had thrust himself in between the  former government and what remained of the old Turner opposition. In the Nelson, riding the  effect of voting for a Martin-candidate, if it had any effect at all,  Avould be to seem-e^tlio election of a  supporter of tiie old Turner party,  which, after years of fighting, the  electors had defeated. There Avas  no hope of securing the Martin candidate's election. It' Avould be the  same in the Delta and several other  ridings. There was no hope of  electing Martin 'Candidates, ( but  their running might elect Conservatives; that could be their only  effect. Mr. forster said he Avould  not deny that premier Martin  -might get- nine-oi^teli^seats^bufc  that AA'as all he could get. Mr. Forster closed his remarks by again  urging the friends of tho eight-hour  laAV to support the candidate of the  ProA'incial party.  SANDON FIRE RELIEF FUND  Latest Political Nominations.  Victoria, May 8���[Special to The  Tribune]���Alfred Peatt has been  nominated as government candidate to contest the Esquimalt district. He Avill run with Donald  Fraser unless IlayAvard endorses  the premier's platform, in Avhich  case Fraser retires. Peatt is the  strongest Martin candidate so far  nominated on the Island. The Liberals of Cowiclmn propose endorsing  Mutter if he stands as independent.  Neil, Alberni, has announced himself as an independent Liberal, bufc  supports Martin's platform AA'ith  the exception of three planks, viz.,  the abolition of "the" $200 deposit,  government OAvnership of railways  and charging those directly benefitted for new roads. Ralph' Smith  is going through the -districts endeavoring to bring out independent  labor candidates.  Ferguson con-  Good Work Bone,  Messrs Ernst and  eluded their Avork in connection  Avith tho'Sandon relief fund yester--  day and have handed tho appended  statement to Tun Tuuuwufor publication. The gentlemen in question have accomplished splendid  results, and theii zeal and enterprise are infinitely creditable. The  figures are, including .subscriptions  from the Hudson' Bay Company,  goods. $10; Davis, Bowes it Ward,  cash, $10, and A. R. ShevAVood.  cash, $10, not previously aoknoAv-  iedged, as follows :  Goods Killed ed          ... .     $ ill! 00  ( a��h collocltd          . > ..    ���_*!���<; 00  Total collection-,  $1377 00  (loads shipped lij donors. $ !)ll 00  Ca-.li paid Hod  liwnc & Co. for ladies  di} kooiIs  175 00  t'asljpaid PitlsK. llaker j   .. . .2100  Cash pniil K. Hurry ., .     . '.'1 00  ILiIuncc on ._.uid. - '_(> 00  ?1._77 00  The balance as indicated above  Aviil bo remitted to mayor Pitts by  draft this morning. Any further  contributions handed to Messrs.  Ernst and Fergu-son aviII be acknowledged Avith che Bank of Brit-  i-ih Columbia's list.  In  connection   Avitli   the    state  ment, included herewith, it may be  government. It Avould be the party I mentioned that tho goods purchased  that  Avould   dr��AV strength from I from Fred Irvine & Co.  were sup-  Ralph Smith in Alberni.  Naxajmo, May 8.--[Special to The  Tribune.]���Mr. Ralph Smith left  this morning for Alberni, It is his  intention when-there to bring out  if possible, a candidate pledged to  the straightening out of the interests of labor, iu other words, an independent labor candidate. Air.  Smith is convinced that if_ ii_vc_or_  "six such men are elected a great  impetus would be given to the cause  of labor. * After his return from  Alberni. Mr. Smith Avili proceed to  Rossland and other labor centers in  the province, and jOndeaA'or to further these ends. There can bo no  doubt but that organized labor will  everywhere lend assistance to Mr.  Smith in his undertaking, and that  the results "will bo far reaching.  Green Will go in Flying.  Kasia May 8.���[Special to The  Tribune.]---Bob Green started hi.s  public campaign tonight when a  meeting of his friends and supporters avus hold in the committee  rooms iu the Cameron block for the  purpose of organizing. From the  enthusiasm displayed Green'.-, friends  seem to think that he will go in  flying. A Conservative convention  is to be held at Sandon ou Wednesday night. Both Keen and Green  have been invited, but the latter  wonz go as he is not fighting a  party contest, moreover he will be  on the platform at Thonias Forster'*.  meeting Avhich is billed for tomor-  roAV night. Forster, of course, Avill  speak on behalf of his old friend  Green.  Hudson's Bay Company's Donation.  Ottaava, May 8���[Special to The  Tribune].���The governor and committee of the Hudson's Bay Company have donated through C. C  Chipman, the commissioner, $1000  to the patriotic fund.  Plague in Hon/? Kong.  Wa.suinc.tox,May 8.���Tho I'nited  States consul general at Hong Kong  cabled the secretary of state today  that the plague has broken out at  that port*. '  Several Cases Heard.  The assizes opened yesterday  morning in the court house, and  were presided over by Mr. justice  Drake. A number of criminal cases  Aveie dealt with, but none of them  AA'ere of any special local interest.  The grand jury got through its work  with unusual despatch, and Avas  excused by his lordship from making the usual presentment. They  found true bills in every case. The  grand jury Avas constituted as fol-  Ioavs : W. W. Beer, J. T. Weir, H.  Bird, A. H. Buchanan, G. V. HoK,  A. B. Gray, II. Selous, A. L. McKillop, R. C. Campbell Johnstone,  Hector McRae, J. Cholditch, F. W.  Peters and J. W. Cockle.  Meanwhile a couple of civil applications Avere dealt Avith. His lordship Avas asked to appoint an umpire in the arbitration between G.  F, Beer and the C. P. R. over Oi-  acres _f land e.xpi opi iated near  Five-mile Point, thearbitratois, Dr.  Hall and n. T.J Wilgress, having  been unable.to agree upon an umpire. Mr. justice Drake asked the  arbitrators to submit names from  which he Avouhl'make a selection.  An application for the continuance of ,an interim injunction restraining the Merchants' Bank of  Halifax from paying over certain  moneys in the case of the Grand  Forks TOAvnsite Company vs. J, A.  Smith AA'as adjourned.  Isaac Grant of Fernie, Avho broke  jail Avhile serving a lo months' sentence for theft, aa'us giVen an additional three months' imprisonment.   He chose a speedy trial.  'Kid McDonald asked for a trial  by jury, and then pleaded guilty  to the charge of jail breaking. lie  also got three months extra.  John Rogers, accused of stealing  a Avatch from an Italian in April,  1S00, also chose a jury trial and-  preferred to defend himself, successfully bringing out_alI _the_ facts -  against him. The Avatch was found  in the possession of J. Mclntyre of  Hall, to Avhom Rogers sold it, by  constable W. C. Forrester of Ymir.  lie aviis sentenced to 18 months.  The concluding case yesterday  afternoon was Regina a-s. Joseph  Podvin, in Avhich the prisoner Avas  charged Avith indecently assaulting  a girl of Vi, lie pk'nded not guilty  and Ava<*i defended by S. S. Taylor,  (.���i.C After being out nearly two  hours tho jury returned a A'erdict  of guilty and a sentence of two  years was imposed.  Tho firs'fc case this-, morning is  Itcgiuit a'.s. Kelly, an abduction case.  Canada Grateful.       k   *    .  Ottaava, May 8.���[Special to The  Tribune,]���Sir Wilfnd Laurier has  cabled lord Strathcona, Canada'- ���  high commissioner in England, a**?  folloAvs: "Tho generous contributions' for the relief of the OttaAva  aud Hull fire sufferers, which havo  been poured in by fche people of  Great Britain, headed by her majesty, have eA'oked a deep feeling of  gratitude in tho hearts of fche  queen's Canadian subjects. I am  confident that I am anticipating  their wishes in asking you to giVo  public expression to their heartfelt  thanks." (Signed)!Wilfrid Lnuriet."  No Private Members' Days.  Ottaava. May 8.���[Special to The  Tribune ]��� Laurier has given notice  that for the future tho government  Will take Mondays. This is the only  day private members ha\*e uoaa .  Left For Cape .Nome.  Washington,May S.���A telegram  from Port ToAvnsend, Washington,  states that the cutter Bear left for  Cape Nome today. _    " 2  THE TRIBUNE: NELSON B. C WEDNESDAY, MAY 9 1900  l';;  *��������  J I  '"V  ��� K        *_  I.  If--?  li *  1 i* *  15*'  >i t_  I  lr>t-  I'*-?  Ir:  h-  ress  Our dress goods are pretty Avell advertised, still, this Aveek Ave would  call your attention to that department. All we ask is your inspection.  We have the best selection, newest designs, better qualities and lower  prices than any other store in the Kootenay district.  SEE   OUR   MUSLINS   THEY  ARE   THE   NEWEST.  Sxi J X^CS ^���r��m" choice of three hundred pat*  JLJLJOk N���y terns from 35 cents up to $5 a yard,  Silks  Oil! MOTTO:   UOOIJ GOODS, CASH ANI> ONK PRICE.  &rr & Co  STANDARD 1'ATTKRNS  KKl'T IN 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  next. The same in the Slocan  riding. The same iu every riding  in which they Avill run candidates.  The party has principles, and their  candidates have the moral courage  to fight for those principles. No  dickering with the enemy. No  trades. The issues are clean cut.  The Provincial Party Avill win on  its merits, or not at all.  if  Xlt  > ^ ��� *_^ ��� ��?�� '00 '0*' 00 ' 00- 00 ' 0*' 0* ' 0*' 00' 00' 00' 00' 00 ' 00' 00 ' 00 '0��;  Xli  BROWN   &   CO.   Hall Block, 296 Baker St.  !_?:�����:&��:  _S_3iSj.  JSs  ^���_^*5!:*_f:_?:_i:-r:*_?J*_?:^:_5_?:    ^_3S^^^  to--  'p We have sold 75 per cent of all the  M Portland Cement  | Fire Brick and  te Fire Clay  m  mmm  ��w  m  Used in Kootenay.  #  We also handle  Steel Mining Rails,  Blacksmith's Coal, Sewer Pipe, Etc.  _i��^Sv�� ___. ^^*��^"v  H. J. EVANS & CO.  NELSON, B. C.  t_H'_^-(=>'e=)-  >��  HUDSON'S BAY  COMPANY.  INCORPORATED TS70.  We Stake  Our  Reputation   on   These G-oods  @he ffirifatmc+  It ,-wiIl be interesting to hear  Avhat defence the local Conservative machine will, make, in tAvo  months time, for its attempt to disfranchise those 4S9 electors ia the  Nelson riding. Ifc is generally understood that there is a federal  election in sight. When this comes  round the provincial libts will be  used, The Conservative politicians  Avill then be forced to solicit the  suffrages of the very men whom  they sought to disfranchise. It  looks as if some of the shreAvd politicians had made a mistake.  Canadians' Good Work  The Toronto Globe has  recoiA'ed  the following cable, dated Bloemfontein, May 3rd,  from  its  correspondent, Frederick Hamilton, Avho  is  Avith  the  first contingent:   The  Canadians participated in  the capture of Thaba Nchu on Wednesday  last.    Private J. Defoe of the Halifax company Avas killed; lieutenant-  colonel   Otter    slightly    Avounded.  Private  R.  Burns  of   the  Ottawa  company   aud   private   Culver   of  tho NeAV BrunsAvick Company, Avere  also wounded.      On Monday   the  Canadians advanced from Springfield, and on  Tuesday crossed the  Modder river in the face   of the  enemy's fire, helping to recover the  AvaterAvorks.   They rushed and occupied   a   kopje   commanding the  Avaterworks.    On Wednesday they  ad vanced to Thaba Nchu, coming in to  action early in  the afternoon and  fighting until dark.   They captured  several   kopjes.      The action  was  really a smart rearguard skirmish,  and the Canadians fought in a most  workmanlike   manner,   the   Boers  eventually retiring.  Colonel Otter's  Avounded Avas caused by a Mauser  bullet, which injured his  shoulder  and chin slightly.   He returned to  Bloemfontein on Monday last, but  hopes to rejoin the regiment shortly.  The Welland Dynamiters.  Tohonto, Ontario, May 8.���  The croAvn attorney at Welland  has received more information concerning John Nolan, the dynamiter,  iu custody at Welland. It is to the  effect that Nolan is an ardent  Fenian of long standing. It is said  that about ten years ago he AA'as  tried for murder in Dublin and was  acquitted. At that time he was  liA'ing ou St. Thomas street, Dublin,  with his mother and worked at his  trade of engineer. After his trial,  to defray tho costs of wliich his  mother almost beggared herself,  he  Avas  sent out  to this country.  These statements Avere made by  detective _, John _ Hodgins, * who  gleaned them from a man AAiio  knew Nolan and his mother in  Dublin. He'deseribed him as having a pug-nose, with wide nostrils,  blue eyes, light hair. On April  25th detective Hodgins notified the  crown attorney at Welland of these  facts and gave the description. On  April 20th he received a reply that  the description tallied exactly AA'ith  that of the man in custody,  Xlt  36   Baker  Street  \lt  Xlf  xlt  X6  xlt  Xlt  Xlt  Annual Spritjg Sale House Furnishings, Carpets, Oilcloths,  Linoleums, Window Shades, Lace Curtains, Portieres, Poles  Now is the time for Spring House Cleaning and replenishing new for old.  We will offer special reduction in this department for the next ten days.  Tapestry Carpet from  Brussels Carpet from    .  Axminster Carpet from   .  English Wilton from  Ingrain Carpet from   .  All Carpets sewed and laid free of charge  Xlt  Xit  xlt  Xit  50c  up  Floor Oilcloth from    .     .    .  25c up  $1.20  up  Window Shades from    .    .  40c up  $1.25  up  Curtain  Poles from  40c up  $1.50  up  Lace Curtains from      .    .    .  75c up  50c  up  Art Rugs and Squares at all'  prices  Xlt  xlt  \t>  ili  Xlt  vtt  xli  Ms  '-_^'\^. '"*__,. >���*���__. ���**__>.. "!i**__,. "���*������_, *_^_^^ _______fe___:___.___ ____���____________���____ _______&____________:______ 0_?'00*.0f* '0^ '0S* ��� 0���* ��� 0f^��� 0^ '0^'09? ��� 00* ��� 4__* '00*' ��� 0* ./*���* ��� 00 -0._\b.  Alex Stewart  Room 3, Turner & Boech Block.  NELSON.  Mines  Real Estate  Insurance  Loans  Notary Public and Conveyancer.  Rents Collected on Commission.  HOUSES FOR SALE.  House and four nice lots, under cultivation,  Hume Addition.   Money in this.  Cottage, with modern iinpiovenients, corner  of Vicroria and Hull btieoth.  Residence and lots on Carbonate streets.  Some line large residences, with nico grounds,  on Lake street.  $110 per month vu'U rent fuinislitd hoiiic on  Front street.  ,   LOTS FOR SALE. _    ,  ; ��'i(3 and ta\cs will buy Ii nice lots on line of  Liamway, Ilygustown.       ' '  &10ut) will purcbtuso 3 nice lota, Mill street corner, easy terms,  A snap�����1050 will purchase seven lots. All  very com enient,  Lots in various parts of the town.  Money to lend at 7 per cent on central business properties with easy payments.  Owner* list your propei tics, I have purchasers.  All ilrst-cl.iss mining stocks bought and sold.  E. J. Robie  FASHIONABLE  TAILOB  Workmanship and  quality of goods th.e  best obtainable  Opposite Silver King __Iot.cl, Baker streot, Nelson  Hudson  RYi  PORT  SHERRY  RANDY  and  Old Highland WM_  for  The political situaDion is unchanged in this riding. The party-  line Conservatives are claiming that  their candidate has a walkover;  that the Martinites will bring out a  candidate and that the Hall-Arthur  Liberals will siirely_bring-out -one  also. This, it is claimed, will draw  so largely from the Provincial Party  that the candidate oi' that party  will be defetsted. The Provincial  Party managers'arc sawing wood  and saying nothing.  ���_, _  TuKtii: was one institution destroyed by the fire at Sandon that  is worthy of assistance, The  iniuerb of Sandon established a hospital, and it was conducted in a  way that gave entire satisfaction.  In order to rebuild and operate it,  more money than is available must  bo had. Any donation sent to James  V. Martin, treasurer, Sandon, will  be gratefully received and duly  acknowledged.  Tj/hrjs is one thing that the Provincial party men can be credited  with, that is, straightforwardness.  They are not striving to gain ollice  by making promises they do not intend io fulfil. When in office they  carried out their pledges.     They  Fishing Season of 1900  We are selling the fishing tackle which entices  the fish. We have ihe  most complete line of flies  and trolling baits.  See our fishing rod complete with line, leader,  reel, and flies for $5.  Ward Bros,  REAL ESTATE AND  INSURANCE AGENTS  CLEANING  AND  REPAIRING  Fine Tailoring  YOUR OWN GOODS MADE UP  OLD CLOTHES MADE GOOD AS NEW  ARTHUR GEE  Opposite Clarka Hotel., MERCHANT TAILOR  Palace IVJeat IV|ar^et  Headquarters  for ail kinds of  Fresh and Cured Meats,  Agents for J. & J. TAYLOR SAFES  Bogustown)   Fairview  Addition.  Canada Brag & Book Go.  NELSON  OTTO M. ROSENDALE  Portland, Oregon, Postoffice Box 464  -    They  are  all   bottled  the .best* family trade and .arc  guaranteed.     When   you   see 1  ,  ,   , .lt I are not shuffling and double-dealing  our special white label you will j f(M. snpport.   If succeSBflli afc the  polls, the people know what may be  expeeted of them. In this riding  the Provincial Party stands out in  striking contrast to the other political organisations. They do not  profess one thing one day and  -oinelhing   totally    different    the  know you have the best  Advises about mines, mining  property and its workings. Companies organized. Capital furnished. All information and correspondence confidential. Demand for silver-lead propositions. Copper properties bought  outright.  A. R. SHERWOOD  REAL ESTATE  INSURANCE AND  GENERAL AGENT  A feature will bo mado of the poultry and  game trade, Tlicy will always bo ou hand during their season.  J. L. PORTER, Prop.  169 Josephine St., between Bakor and Vernon,  Telephone ISO.  -A...   Ji!ISrST_BAD.  Contracting Painters, Decorators, Paperhangera.  Pxiil line of wall paper, mouldings, etc,   Kalso-  mining and Tinting.   Strictly ilrst-class work.  Estimates furnished.  First door west  of Bank of British  Columbia building.  Baker Street  BLACKSSV1ITH1NG  AND EXPERT  HORSESHOEING  Wagon repairing promptly attended to by a  flrHt-olups wheelwright.  Special attention given to all kinds of repairing and custom work from outside points.  Shop:   Hall St.. between Baker and Vernon  Nelson   lee  Company  t\IIOI,l.SAIR .V\l> liurVII. Ul'U.Li.S I.V  Goiiciiilatfciifs for -Mirror L.ike Tco Coiiipiiiiy.  Ice delivered in any pari of lhe city. OJIIc*_* lit  Gi and Central Hot ��i, Vernon and Waid bticcts  Phone US.   P. O. box 1.1%  Hudson's % Ste  NOTIC__  Notice is hereby yhen that the difference-- cv-  i-ttiiitf hot ween F. J. Jiiwlley & Co. and the Nel-  win lJ.unten_'Union ha\e hqon s,t|iHfactoi*ily ad-  jUilcd.' J. R. MATHRSON,  Secretary Nelson Trades and Labor Council.  Charles D. J, Christie  GENERAL BROKER  1 doors west of Dominion Express office.  P. O, Box 533.  Miones: Office 117, Houso 152  FOK RENT  TInee, Four and Sovon-Hoomcd Houses.  KOR SALK "   *  Houses and LotH in all parts of the city.  Money to loan on improved real estate.  Ci'l and get terms if you intend to buy or  build.  jr^ANNABLE  GENERAL BROKER  Eesidonce Mill Street,   "MTR'T QAM    R   t*  Opposite School House   .W_J_fi3.l/jW, JD. 1/.  W. Starmer Sniith &Gq.  PAPER HANGER, GLAZIER,  PAINTER, ETC.  CHIMNEY SWEEPING  OfHcs Ward Street) Opposite Opora^Honso  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  arid Cedar Casings, Window Stiles, Turned  Work, Band-sawing, Brackets, Newel Posts,  Turned Veranda Posts, Store Fronts, Doors,  Windows and Glass.  Get prices before purchasing elsewhere  Office Corner rjall aqd Front Streets  Factory Hall Street Grossing G, P. R. Track  Mills Hall Street Wharf  DRESSMAKING  Costumes for all occasions furnished at short notice.  mrs. Mclaughlin  Josephino street, near Baker.  Three dwelling houses for sale on easy terms.  One lot   on   Stanley   street,  opposite lloyal  hotel, for sale at a bargain.  Ono fcevcn-nooined house and one three-room  house for rent.  ANMBLE  E P. Whalley, J. P.  NOTARY PUBLIC  Ollice w ith C. W. West & Co., corner H.iU and  Milker streets.  City oilleo of tho Nelson Soda-water Factory.  Corporation  of the Gify of Nelson  COUET   OF   KEVISIOST.  Notice is hereby given that the Court of Revision of the City of Nelson, for the piupobC of  hearing all loinplauitb ng.tiii9t the ���isscssnicnl  for the year 3.KW will be held in the oity hall, Nelson, on Monday, June ith, JiXSO. at 10 oclock a.m,  W. K. WASSON,  AotinB- Clerk.  Nelson, May 1st, 1990  Fruit and Ornamental Trees  Rhododendrons, Roses, Fiinuy KvergreonB  JVIagnoJa?, JQulb'j, now crop I cstod seeds, for spring  iilnnliiiK. Lamest and moftt complete stock in  wet-tern Canada. Call and make j our selections  or send for entaloKuo, Addi ess at. the nursery  grounds and greenhouse.  M. J. HENRY.  300(5 WoBtmJuHtwr Road. Vancouver. B. C. *  St. JOSEPH'S SCHOOL  NELSON, B. C.  i  A hoarding and day school conducted by the  Sisters of St, Joseph of Peace. It is situated at  tho corner of Mill and Josephine streets in one of  tho bc-Jt residential portions of Nelson, and is  ensily acce-sible from all parts of tho city.  The course of study includes tho fundamental  arid higher branches of thorough English education: Business course���bookkeeping, stenography and typewriting. Science course���music;  vocal and instrumental, drawing, otc. Plain art  and needlework, etc.  For terms and particulars apply to tho Sister  Superior.  ay  BLOMBERC & SWEOBEfiG  py  r*BOPHIi;T01?S  The only steam laundry in Nel  son employing union labor  A. LAILBON, Manager  AtVeNTIOnT MLKTEEsl  Drilling content: one down hole, for purse of  one hundicil and fifty dollars, Kafelo, May 2ith.  Entries close May I'/th. Kor particulars, addresj,  W. J. PAVKNi'ORT,  .Secretary Celebration Conimitteoi  .���^���a,-_i'-_>,a,a,_t,-_?,^'a,-_t,-_?      ^������-^������^'-���'������'���������^���^���������-^���^���-f ���_�����_��'���  -^^^^^5^S!^__��^S^g^5vg.-3f^5 _**:^^*_r-^*^!_P*^-rf-^'^i*v,^f: ,  $[    TOWN *fc  /f\        OF /fi  I     PROCTER     1  & 20 Miles east of the City of Nelson, and Terminus fa  L of the Nelson-Balfour section of^ _jL  fix  ���theCrow's-Nest Pass "Railway. A\  ki ��� /fi  Business and Residential jLof s ranging at prices fl\  Terms:  from $75 to $150 each.  One-third cash; balance 6 and 12 months.  This townsite is held jointly by the Canadian Pacific Railway  Company and T. Cr. Procter.  m  '�� Apply to FRANK FLETCHER, land Agent 0. P. R.; Nelson, m  $ or to T. G. PROCTER, Ba^er Street, /lelson. j}^  fe&C&fe&CCCC&S;" :^,:.^-Jg:^&,^^^'^^;_-2?f  ���^^���^������^-P^-^���r'-Sfl _!���_?�����?��� '0-0^S-79'0^l��'0-0^eS' 0.0.fi*  Head Office at  NELSO"N" B. C.  Wholesale and Retail  .vs in  Markets at Nelson, Rossland, Trail, Kaslo, Ymir, Sandon, Silverton, New  Denver, Revelstoke, Iferguson, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade City, Midway, and Vancouver.  Mail Orders Promptly Forwarded  ALL KINDS Of  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WSOIjBSALH and kbtaxo  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  Baker Street, Nelson   ORPBRS BY MAI_ RECJEIYB i  Blank Books Manufactured and Books and Magazines bound  and re-bound at The Tribune Book Bindery, Burns Block.  E. C. TRAVES, Manager  �� CAREFUL AND PROMPT ATTENTION.  /  4^...'*:;y{-'.'.._ THE TRIBUNE ^^^ MAY 9, 1900  3  BANK OF MONTBEAL  CAPITAL, all paid up..$12X00,000  REST     6.000,000  T-*v.-d Slralhcona and Mount Royal ...President  i hi. Gcorgo A. Drummond Vico-1'resident  K. ���**>. Cloustou General Manager  NKLSON IJRANCH  Corner llaker and Kouleimy Streets.  THE BANK OF  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  NELSON  IJi-anchcs in London* (lCnglanrt) Nkw Yoimc,  Ciiioaoo, and all Lite principal cities in Canada.  Iluy and sell Sterling  Tninsfon-;.  Grant  Commercial  and   Travelers  iivniliiblc in any part of tlio world.  Drafts Issued, Collections Made, Etc,  Kxchango and Cublo  Credits,  Saving's Bank Branch  CUHlll'.XT HA'I'IC 0I-* INTKHEST PAID.  BIG   OYSTERS   NEAR   VICTORIA.  Victoria Colonist.  Although   May is   according  to  popular superstition one of the four  unlucky months in which tho lover  of   fche  succulent  oyster  must; #o  without his favorites,  there  is  no  bar to talking about oysters, especially when news is to be given concerning them that should make the  oyster lovers shout for joy.      Be it  known then that an important clis-  rovery has  been  made,  and  those  who have held fche belief that British Columbia waters hold no better  table bivalves than the little, black  mussel-like. Olympian, arc fated to  welcome    contradiction.       Oysters  have   recently   been   found,    and  within   a very short   distance  of  Victoria, that not only relegate the  microscopic but succulent native to  obscurity; but which, if the quantities are there as there is reason to  believe���the   beds   having    never  yefc     been     drawn     upon ��� will  completely    end   the   importation  oi:   fche  Eastern   Blue   Points   and  JJalfcimores by giving in tlieir stead  a larger, dryer and more appetizing  specimen of the family so prized of  epicures.  -Just:where  the  beds of  lhe native large oysters are located  i.s   the  discoverer's secret, and he  would   be foolish indeed   to part  v. ith it, since it is, if worked upon  a suificiently extensive  scale, a fortune to his hand.    This  much may  be disclosed���there is uo doubt but  that; these large specimens of the  oyster iu its best development are  close at hand, aud that  in quality  they far surpass the imported plun-  ���cr   of-the   Maiylaud  and   other  Atlantic, oy&ter  beds.       A   great  (['"l-th of water co\crs them, and  tUnui. dredging Would be  the only  M.tUfnctory and economical process  i f harvesting them, there seeming  to be an   opening herein for the  (.--Ubiishmeut of a new great in-  du-fryttith Victoria as its headquarters- an  industry  rivalling iu  importance the sealing  or  the salmon canning.  As to the honor ot* the discovery,  it belongs to "YV. 0. Feineyhough, a  gentleman for some years past resident   in   the  city,  who   since his  Oiiliest boyhood  has  been an enthusiastic student of lish  life in all  it*- i'oi ins, aud who has spent, it is  .���-.lid,  two piivate  fortunes in the  ] >i osecution  of his practical obser-  ���v ations of the denizens of the scaly  v. oriel.   Mr. Forney hough was for  j cars a fishery maiden aud inspec-  loi in England, and in that country  --among the greatest  experts���his  j ractical     observations     on    fish  1 abits, etc., are held in tho highest;  c-feem.   Siuce   coming  to British  -Columbia, he-has pursued his favorite studies only incidentally, and in  ���-hoi't intervals of leisure, a favorite  pa-siime of his more recently being  de* p trolling for halibut and other  laige   inmates   of   the    adjacent  waters.      Ho     had      bufc     indiff-  c tent     luck     oyer   'the '   banks  on    one-   of   his   expeditions - recently,   and   while   doing "a" little  exploring in the hope of striking  /i��h, hooked in several gigantic star*  /i.-i>.      The average,  nou-scienti/ie  iirliei'inan would have thought no  more of tho. incident than to anathematize' his luck, aud return the  starfish to its natural-element.,���Mr.  -J-Vrnoyhough,  with   the   habit of  close observation strong upon him,  proceeded to examine the captives,  and iu the interstices of the starfish  found several oysters superior to  the Eastern both in'size and quality  ���these, being very much  like the  favorite oyster of English and continental restaurants, the Dutch native. The starfish, itmay be noted, is  tiie greatest natural enemy of the  oyster.   Interested by his accident  lal discovery,, oysters such as the  Dutch-native having never before  been heard of ou this coast, he proceeded to investigate, and in a little  -while  deep  dredging secured   not  only   more   of   these  valuable bi-  ���*,-lives,   bufc   others    perhaps    six  ii.ches in diameter���the prototypes  of the famous Shoreham, or South  of England oyster, together with a  smaller member of the family with  {���"hell somewhat resembling the scal-  j.*,|jri���the latter not being,however,  of much  importance commercially  31 r.   Ferneyhough   has   not yet  formulated his   plans for reaping  ili j   profits   of  his fortunate (lis  Is now prepared to issue Drafts and  Letters of Credit on Skaguay, IT. S.,  Atlin, B. C.f and Dawson City, N. W. T.  Imperial Bank of Canada  HEAD  OFFICE, TORONTO.  Capital Authorized  Capital Paid up  Rest  S2.500.000  $2,391,863  $1,554,710  D.  R. Wilkie, General Manager.  E. Hay. Inspector.  covery. That there will be ample  capital offered him goes without  saying, for there is money in  oysters, bo they pearl oysters or  otherwise. The one point in connection with the debut of the aristocratic oyster locally is the fact  that no one has earlier discovered  it or even suspected its presence.  This is easily explained, however���  for no one has tried deep dredging  where such oysters are, and it must  be remembered that the oyster itself is not inclined to be communicative. Indeed it enjoys distinction for its unchallengeable  ability to keeps its.own secrets.  RAILWAYS   OF   CANADA.  The annual report of the department of railways aud canals for  1890 has been published. In it  there is a great deal of interesting  information. Exclusive of the government roads there are 151 railways in the Dominion, controlled  by S4 companies. Thirty-three  lines were absorbed by amalgamation, and 35 lines leased.  The mileage of completed roads  reaches 17,35S miles, being 4S8 more  than a year ago, and 5(52 miles are  double tracked. : There are 108  miles not in operation. The gross  earnings increased by $2,528,679,  the working expenses by $431,328,  and the net earnings $960,011.  There was an increase of 689,316 in  the number of passengers carried,  and 2,125,750 tons in the volume of  freight. The paid-up capital increased to $23,402,747.  The gross earnings of all the government roads show an increase of  $631,970 over the previous year, and  the net earnings increased by $329,-  363. The net profits on the operations of the year were $39,205.19.  The government expenditure on  raihvays since confederation has  been $221,687,943, of whicli $70,726,-  214 Avas for working expenses.  During the same period the revenue  from the government railways  amounted to $68,451,220. During  the year there has been an addition  of $1,081,929 to capital expenditure  on the Intercolonial. 'According to  the. deputy minister, jVIr. Colling-  wood Schreiber, tho gross earnings  of the road wero $3,675,680.21 (including $210,000 rent paid for the  extension iuto Montreal), beiug an  increase in comparison with the  previous year (when $70,000 was  paid for such rental) of $348,037.70.  The excess of earnings over expenditure is $62,(345.23, against an excess  of expenditure over earnings in the  previous year of $209,97S.06. The  increased earnings from passenger  traffic amounted to $113,588, of  freight $ 190,356.52, and of mail and  freight $16,716.55, and the increased  earnings per mile amounted to  $219.02.  ���In accidents, twenty passengers  lost their lives during the year.  Hemzo Smelter Litigation,  Some preliminary proceedings  are-going- on at- Montreal in a-case-  which is of interest in the mining  community���Heinze vs. Angus et  al., and the British Columbia Smelting <fc Refining Company, mis-en-  cause. The facts which gave rise  to the action are as follows:- On  February Uth, J 808,- Messrs. Si. B.  Nelson Branch���Burns Block, 221 Baker Street  J. M. LAV, Manager.  Angus and T. G. Shaughnessy signed an agreement with F.  Auguste  Heinze of Butte, Montana, by which  all the shares of stock of the Columbia & Western railway of British Columbia were transferred by  Mr. Heinze and his associates  to  Messrs.   Angus and   Shaughnessy.  By the same agreement certain of  the assets of the British Columbia  Smelting & Refining. Company of  Trail, of which Mr. Heinze was the  chief stockholder,'Were.-aIso.s transferred     to    Messrs.    Angus    and  Shaughnessy,; - but the   shares and.  charter of the compauy were retained   by   Mr.   Heinze.     By  the  terms of.the agreement of February  11th,  1898, it was stipulated that  the fuel and stores of the British  Columbia Smelting & Refining Company were to be sold separately to  Messrs.   Angus and   Shaughnessy.  A disagreement subsequently took  place. between the parties, the purchasers denying that Mr.   Heinze  had any ownership of. the wood and'  that the stores mentioned in the  agreement    were  not    stores,   in  smelter parlance.   In consequence,  Mr.'   Heinze,... in. December,. 1898,  issued a writ against Messrs. Angus  and Shaughnessy for about $84,000.  The case is expected to come, on for  trial .during rthe   present, month,  On Saturday last the examination  of Mr. Shaughnessy for discovery  .was commenced by : Mr.   Heinze's  counsel and was continued yesterday morning. . The examination is  not yet completed, as it was adjourned until the 8th instant. in,  order, to allow Mr., Shaughnessy to  produce..certain.books and _docu-.  merits,'- which, were necessary for  continuance   of   the   examination.  The present examination is being  taken before the prothonotary for  the convenience of all parties.  RALPH   SMITH'S  POSITION.  Ralph Smifchj the recognized labor  p leader of the province has a letter  in the Victoria Times defining his  position in   provincial politics in  which he makes it reasonably.plain  thai he has no confidence in the  promises   of premier   Martin.   He  says:     "Since my arrival iu Victoria I have been approached concerning my political position, as an  impression is current to the effect  that X am a supporter of Joseph  Martin.   How this has arisen I do  not know, except it be because of  my outspoken ^opinion of Mr. Martin's platform at the meeting  in  the Nanaimo opera house, when I  was nominated as a candidate for  Nanaimo city.   My position is clear,  as it has always been.   I supported  the   S<?mlin   government   because  they endeavored to bring in legislation   which    in   my  opinion  "was  favoi able to the masses, and I differed from Mr, Martin because he  opposed such legislation, and made  a contract with the enemy to burst  up such a   government.   When I  disagree with a man for such good  reasons, I am not prepared to allow  the - announcement     of    certain  theories to affect me in his favor,  although I   may   agree   with the  theories themselves, and as I say,  he joined hands with the political  enemy and destroyed what we considered important,   and what   he  himself considered important, if his  words mean anything, I must therefore judge him by his past actions  My position is an independent one,  with sympathies for the late Semlin  government, because!believe they  tried to do something for the people.  Bnt, true to my position as secretary of the miners' union, and  president of the congress of Canada,  1 will support the people's interests  at all times, and will trust no man  because of what he says he will do,  especially a man whose record is before us of having defeated good  legislation^   ABSON   AS   AN  INDUSTRY.  Toronto News.  Tho     versatility    of   American  genius is perhaps mado most apparent  by reference   to the criminal  resorts of the  great cities of the  republic.   New York and Chicago  have been the birth places of innumerable swindling schemes,which  have   been  operated 'with success  and    profit  all   over    the   globe.  The   latter   city,   especially,    has  been    singularly    prolific   in   ingenious   and    daring    scoundrels.  The latest criminal masterpiece to  its   credit is the burning of buildings by contract, or, as one of the  papers calls it, "arson at schedule  rates."   The occurrence of a large  number of mysterious fires  in  tiie  stock yards roused the suspicions  of tiie police, who, after an investigation,   arrested    a  man   named  Meyer, who is said to have confessed   that   he was the business  agent   of   a    band    of    fire-bugs,  who burned buildings by contract  at   low   rates.      Meyer used  the  most modern methods,- which he explained to one of his clients (also  under   arrest)   rendered  detection  almost impossible.--^.The: advancement of science unfortunately has  its drawbacks as well as its advantages, and knowledge of the ability  to apply it is not confined to the  honest and   good.   The men who  wereengaged in this novel method  of money-making will jirobably get  their deserts, but it must be startl  ing to the insurance companies of  Chicago to find such an industry  launched into the field of criminal  operations.  Got  Them in a Tight Place.  Manila, May S.���The enemy estimated to number 400 men surrounded the garrison at Barotac  and attacked the place on all sides.  After two men had been killed and  four wounded the American commander sent four men to try to  communicate with tho remainder of  the company at Dumangas. Of the  four men ono was killed, and three  wounded. The latter managed to  return to Barotac. A friendly  native eventually brought news of  the fight to a company of the 26th,  who succeeded in relieving the garrison of Barotac on the night of  May 3rd. The enemy's loss is reported as heavy.  A FULL LINE OF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  local and coast.  Flooring  local and coast.  Newel Posts  Stair Kail  Mouldings  Shingles  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  ot all kinds.  IF WHAT YOU WANT IS NOT IN STOCK  WE WILL MAKE IT FOB YOU  CALL AND GET PRICES."  AMERICAN  AND  EUROPEAN  PLANS  Wholesale  Houses  NELSON  B. C.  MEALS  25  CENTS  ROOMS LIGHTED BY ELECTRICITY  AND HEATED BY STEAM  25 CENTS TO |1  Stylish Checks.  ustom  uction  Young men who study  the styles at all will tell  you it is a toss between  blue serges and decided  checks for first place this  season.  The new styles are very  strong" on checks, and the  young' chaps that cannot  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.   -_  Rough and  Dressed  Lumber  Shingles  Mouldings  A-1 White" Pine Lumber Always in  Sl.oc^,  "We cany a complete stock of  Coast Flooring, Ceiling, Inside Finish, Turned Work, Sash and Doors.  Special order work will receive  prompt attention.  Ho M. VINCENT  Baker Street. -  Porto Rico Lumber Co. Ltd.  Contractors and Builders  WILL DO WELL TO  Buy Their Lumber  AT  G. 0. Buchanan's  A large stock of flrst-clasa dry material on  hand, also a full line of saah, doors, mouldings,  turned work, etc.  Factory Work- a Specialty  Yard:  Foot.'of Hendryr Btroot, Nolson    '  Telephone, 81  n  GOAL!      COAL!  GREAT REDUCTION  Hard Coal  Anthracite  TKLKPirONB  33  -$?.65|g5SIw*No,'fc  DELIVERED  $6,15  G. W. West & Go.  To be sold by public auction under the provisions  of the Customs Act at Nelson, British Columbia, in  front of Customs OEouse, on Thursday, May 17th,  1900, the following goods-which have been forfeited  or which are in default for payment of duties under  the Customs Laws, viz: Packages of general merchandise, &c, &a, to the number of 57 more or less,  and other articles as per list on file and to be seen at  Customs House, Nelson, B. C.  TERMS CASH.���Sale subject to continuance  next day and until completed.  GEORGE JOHNSTONE, Collector of Customs.  Dated at Nelson, B. C, 8th day of May, 1900.  CHAS. A. WATERMAN & CO., Auctioneers.  I  Headquarters for Portland Cement, Fire Brioks,  Fire Clay, American Cumberland Coal [Blacksmiths]  S. P. BITflET & CO., Ltd., Yietoria  Special quotations given for carload lots  A, li. GllAY, PvO. box 581, Nelson, S. O,  Kootonay Agent  Coffee   Ob.  "   '   NELSON, S3.0.'  Coffee roasters and dealers In Tea and ColToo.  Offer fresh resulted * coHbe ot- bosft quality as  follows :  Java and Arabian Macho, par pound....'..!  40  Java aud Mocha Blond, 3 pounda.......... 1 00  Flno 8antQ3,4 pounds ..'..  1 00  Santos Blond, & pounds."...,..,.... "1 00  Our Special Blend, 8 pounds.....  1 00  Our Rio Roast, 8 pounds  1 OO  A trial order solicited.   Salesroom 2 doors east)  ol Oddfellows block. West Baker street.  LAND NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given, fhal nflOi* one month f  will make application lo the Chief Commissioner  of Lands and "Works lo puichaso one hundred  nnd .sixty acres of lnnil in the District of West,  Kootenay, in the Province of British Columbia,  situated on. tho west .side of Kootenay Like, on  Boulder crook, about two mil.;.*, soui h of Halfoui ;  Commencing atlnitinl I-W marked "John linrk.  N: _i. Corner," thence west sixty-four chain*,  thence south twenty-five chain*-, thence ciuL  sixty-foil r chains, thence north twenty-live chains  to the Initial Post.  JOHN BURK.  Dated at Xelson thi** 7th day of A pril, I'M.  Notice is hereby Riven that I intend to apply nt  the fh*s(,meeting of Iho Hoard of l.icen'-'o ("om*  missioncrh for the City of .Nelson hold thirl v dajs,  after the date hereof, for Itavp to irai.sf'ev the  license now held by jmo for a saloon known as  the Athabasca saloon, situate on the KoutliPust  corner of Baker and Kootenay streets. Nelson,  H. Ci bein�� on lot 1. block 12, in Nel.-on afore-  ���said, to Patrick J. itus.seil, in trust for the Athabasca Hotel ComjKinj-, lAinitod.  WitnewH, P. K. \Vjf_t_ow.        J_v& Nkklands.  ttitod this IHh day of April, 1900.  MOYIE   'LOTS  ,FOR* SALE.*  Lot  Lot  Lot  Lot  9  9  1!  7  Block  Block 5  Block 6 (  Block 7 J  1 ) Cash Offer  3 '-  ���    Fop"  All Four  W. R  ADDRESS  Teetzel, Nelson.  ON  AT 7 PER CENT  BUSINESS PROPERTY  Apply G. L. LENNOX, Solicitor, Nelson B. C  owers ar|d  Plarjts  Palms f"i\- feet hi_jl_. S'-f) ro-ieij, pot grower in  20 vurmlic-*. A ehoii'o collection of huti-D am!  bedding plant n. Thousands to select, from. Cut  Honors ami flCffcus. Jnspcetion united. Tho  Nelson f.'recn IloiisO. r'ront street, two blocks  east of wharf. !'. McCKKATH.  Orilum !j>- mail promptly MUed.  NOTICE,  All pel-oiis aie iHiebj nolillcd that Charles A,  Pros.ser is ihj longer ciimnv ted with Hid Wtucr-  loy Iiotel Com pan j .and lias no authority to cori-  t root any ii.dobtednes.s or collect any monies on  their behalf.  H'AVKltliKV JIOTKl. COMPANY.  321 to 331 Baker Street, Nelson.  QUEENS HOTEL  BAKER STREET. NELSON.  Lighted by Electricity and Heated with Hot Air.  Large comfortable bedrooms and: flrst-clasa  dining-room. Sample rooms tor commercial men.  J. A. Sayward  HALL AND I-AKK STREETS, NELSON "r  Porto Rico Lumber Co.  (LIMITED)  Successors to  J. A. DEWAR & CO.  RATES $2 PER DAY  .ERATED and mineral waters.  THORPK & CO., LIMITED.-Corner Vernon  and Cedar streets. Nelson, manufacturers  of and wholesale dealers in aerated waters and  fruit syrups. Solo agents (or Halcyon Springs  mineral water.   Telephone GO.  ASSAYERS'   SUPPLIES.  WF. TKETZEL & CO.-Corner Baker and  ��� Josephine streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers in as jay ers supplies. Agents for Denver  Kiro Clay Co. of Denver, Colorado.  CIGARS.  KOOTENAY CIGAR MANUFACTURING  CO.���Cornor Bakor and Hall streets. Nelson, manufacturers of "Royal Seal" and "Kootenay Hollo" brands of cigars.  COAL.  GROWS NKST PASS COAL COMPANY.-  Wholcsalo dealers in coal and coke. Charles  St. Barbe, Agent, Baker Btreet, Nelson.  COMMISSION MERCHANTS.  HJ. EVANS & CO.���Baker streot. Nelson,  ��� wholesalo dealers in liquors, cigars,  cement, flro brick and Are clnjv water pipe and  steel rails, and general commission merchants.  BLECTEICAL   SUPPLIES.  KOOTENAY ELECTRIC SUPPLY & CONSTRUCTION COM PAN Y���Wholcsalede.il-  crs in telephones, annunciators, bells,  fixtures, etc., Houston' block. Nelson.  batteries.  IY|rs. E. C. Clarke, Prop.  LATH OV. THE ltOVAL HOTEL, CALGARY  DID   YOU   SEE  Curran's New  FRESH  COOL  TRY   ONE;   OH,   MY!  The only Good   Beer in  Nelson  CLUBHOTEIp  lYjadden House  - Baker and Ward  Streets, Nelson  FLOUR AND FEED.  BRACKMAN-KER MILLING COMPANY  ���Cereals, Flour, Grain, nay. Straight or  mixed cars shipped to all Kootenay .point*.  Grain elevators at nil principal points on Calgarj*-  KdmontonR.lt. Mills at Victoria, New West-  ininster. nnd Edmonton, Alberta.   FEED &  PRODUCE   CO.-Baker  Nelson-  (George    F;  Motion's  old  stand).   Flour, Feed, Grain, Haj'and Produce.  Car lotjj a specialty.   Correspondence solicited.  Phone 2(i.     -  '  FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  BURNS &   CO.���Baker  street,   Nelson,  wholesale dealers in fresh and cured meats.  Cold storage.  TAYLOR  street.  P.  A.  The only hotel in Nelson that has remained  under one management since 1890.  Tbe bed-rooms are well furnished and lighted  by electricity.  The bar is always stocked by the best dom s-  tio and imported liquors and cigars.  THOMAS MADDEN, Proprietor.  B. C. gOTEL  ERIE, S. C.  First-class in every respect. Choicest -wines,  liquors and cigars.. Every comfort for transient  and resident guests.  HEADQUARTERS FOR UNION MEN.  JOSEPH CAMPBELL, Proprietor.  jft_^mmti8s^x\  Vernon Street, Nelson.  GROCERIES.  MACDONALD & CO.���Corner Front and  Hall' streets, wholesale grocers and  jobbers in blankets, gloves, mitts, boots, rubbers,  mackinaws and miners' sundries.  OOTENAY SUPPLY  COMPANY,   LIMI-  TED���Vernon   street, Nelson,   wholesalo  grocers. ~      ���  TOHN CHOLDITCH & CO.���Front street, Nel-  **.   son, wholesale grocers.   ������ ��� .  PR. STEWART ite CO.���Warehouses on C. P.  ��� R. track, foot of Stanley street. Nelson,  wholesale dealers in provisions, produce and  fruits. Cold storage. Agents Armour & Co.'s  bacon, hams, lard and other products.  . T   Y. GRIFFIN "St CO.-Front "street, Nelson,  �����*���������' wholesale   dealers   in   provisions,   cured  meats, butter and eggs.   ������;  HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.  H BYERS & CO.���Corner Baker and Josephine  ���   streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers in hard  waro and mining supplies.  Powdor Co.  Agents for Giant  LAWRENCE  Baker St.,  SMOKE  ROYAL SEAL  AND   KOOTENAY BELLE ���  CIGARS  UNION MADE  Kootenay Cigar Mfg. Oo.  mcL80K. Bimwr Columbia    -  RrR^EISTERERr&^CO1  IIREWERS AND BOTTLBH8 OS*  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  Nelson   Wine   Co.  CHOICE W!HES AND LIQUORS  , Special attention given to family trado  Tolephono '.a  Loleptu  Baker street,  Nel _n. IJ. 0-  mM A. TAgygBLYN  MANAGKK  Corporation City of Nelson  TENDERS WANTED.  Sealed tender* for supplying the City of Nelson  with lumber for the remainder of tho year lHOO  will be tcccived by tho ntidoriigncd up tonoon  on Mondav. -May 7th, ism).  W. K. WASSO.V, Acting City Clerk.  Nelson, April ajth. WOO.  NOTICE.  month I  Chief f "-oiiiinihNioiier  >tH!,  LAND  Notice is heri'by given that aflor one  ���will make application 101 hi' " ".'"  of Land-, and Works to jun chase forty acre** of  land in the diMi-iik of WYJ, Kootcn.iy in the  proWnci' of Hiitish Columbia, .situated on the  east side of Kootcnuv- laki'. bctnoi.n Ijtirkliart  ami Lufraiico i*rui*k-. a-i follows: Commencing  at a post ou the hi-.ich marked "Initial Post John  Laidlan's N. W, Corner." thc-nco Mjiuhorly along  the lake 2(1 chains, thence oasitcily 'if) chains,  thence northerly   !M chans   theme wohlorly 20  chains to lhe pl.iceof beginning. ,   .HjirN LAIDLAW.  Dated at Nelson, B. C, this 3rd da>  of April.  liKKt.  NOTICE   OF   MEETING.  The Nolison plumber*-, gas and steam fitters'  union Jitoet-s e% cry hecond and fourth Friday ��t  JLhcMlnon-i' Union hall ats p.m. .      , -.-     -_._.  IJ. WEEKS. Secretary pro teni.   ** utivo board ftseets ovory Saturday.  HARDWARE    COMPANY���  .  Nelson,  wholesalo   dealers in  hardware and mining supplies, and water and  plumbers' supplies.   VANCOUVER HARPWARE COMPANY,"  LIMITFD-Baker street, Nelfcon, -wholesale  dealers in hardwaro and mining supplies, plumbers and tinsmiths' supplies. Agnnts Ontario  Works.   LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  TURNER, BEETON & CO.-Corner Vernon  and Josephine streets, Nelson, wholesale  dealers in liquors, cicai s and dry goods Agentu  for Pabst Brewing Co of Milwaukee and Csl-  gary Brewing Co. of Calgary.   PAINTS   AND   OILS.  NELSON HARDWARE COMPANY-Baker  iitifcot���Wholesale dealers in paints, uiIh,  aud brnshes of all kinds. LargCdt slock in  Kootenay. *   POWDER, CAPS AND FUSE."  HAMILTON POWDER COMPANY���Bakor  street, Nelson, manufacturors ofdjnaiilite,  sporting, stamping and black blasting powders^  wholesale dealers m caps aud fuse, aud electric  blasting apparatus. j  SASH AND DOORS.  NELSOjN saw and planing  mills, '  LIMITED���Corner Front and Hall streets  Nelson, manufacturer of and whole__io dcalera  in sash aud doors; all kinds of factor} work made  to order. ���-   TENTS'AND   AWNINGS.     , T  ���VTELSON TENT AND AWNING FACTORY���  ���** Baker street-: Nelson. Manufacture!!, of all  Itindfi of tents, a-Aimtgu, and canvas goodi.  P, O. Box 76.   TheovMi.d&oii. proprietor.   WINES AND CIGARS.  OALIFORNIA WINE COMPANY, LIMI-  TED-C'oraer *"ront and Hell streets, Nelson, wholesale dcalora In wines (case and hulk)  and domestic and imported cigars.  ���1��� ��� 1        rm ��������� I.-.H..I.   1IMII-. ������������������ill-.       II -H.I I.-.HIJ.  ENGINEERS^ _  '_  f-jHAKLESTARKKR-Mijiihg and .millinsf en-  *-'   gineor.   Web! Baker sticet, Ncl.-ion.  FRATERNAL   SOCIETIES.  _\__ NELSON LODOE, NO. 23, A. K. _ A. M.  ___r Meets second Wodnetsda; In each month.  ^%/\ Sojourning brethren Invited.  KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS-NelhoiS Lodge,'No,  25, Knights of Pythias, meets in I. O. O.V.  Hall, corner Baker and Kootenay streots, every  Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock, ViMtilig Knight*)  cordially Invited to attend. ' IX. G. Joy, K. of li.  t_S,   Lcpiinid Scott, C. C.       _  KELSON L. O. ��., No. 1��92, meets in LoTo. F.  Hall, corner IJakOr and Kootenny turrets.  1st and 3rd  Friday  brethern cordially invited,  of  each  month.   VlnEUng  _ . :    R. Robitihon. W. .M.  ,W. Crawford, iCoct_inlii.g~CCrot.iry. __  NELSON MIUE, Number 22. Kj-atornal Order  of Eagles, moelh every bCcond and fourth  Wodnosdaj' iueaoh month in Fraternity HalU  ViBiting brnthron woleomo. W. {Joiiiull, Proui  donti.   Chailes ProsMcr, Secretary.  TRADES  UNIONS.  NELSON MINERS* UNION NO. 28. W. F.of  M.���jMcoU in ininei's' union rooms, northeast corner Victoria and Kootenay utieet-s, every  Saturday, evening nt 8 o'cloclc. VMUng Dieiu*  berw welcome. M. It. Movtall, Pretid_:nt. James  Wilkes, Seerettiry.    NELSON 1'AINTKR.S- L'NION-Tho regular  niecting of the Pnintcrt.' Union is hfld  every Wednesday e-ienitig at 7.30, in (ho Pain-  tors' Union hull, behind* lhe Clarke hotel, T. U.  Skatbo, president.   A Ifrcd Turner. i_eorelnry.   TRADES AND LABOR COUNCIL.-The regular meetings of theNeKori Trades and Labor '  Council will be held in tho miners' union hall,  corner of Victoria and Kootenay tercet*, on tho  _irnt and third Thursday of each month, at  7.30 p.m. G.J. Thorpe. President. J.H.AJntl.e-  son. tMici cijiry.   THK regular meetings of! he Carpenter^.' Union  arc held on   Wednc-tlay evening of  each  week, at 7 o'clock, in the Miners' l'nion hall corner Victoria and  Kootenay street-.   It JCobin-  Prohidcnt.   James Coiling, Secretary.  B A RUERK'UNION.-Nolson ( nion. No. !'_i>, of  the International JotmiC} mon Harbor's Union of A morion, iueets every Iirst and third Monday of oat h month in JMiuei Vi Union Hall, corner  of victoria :ind Konfena.. s-tvoots. at isi'M p.m.  (.harp. Visiting brothers coidi.tlry invited to  nllt'nit. .1. II- MathOHm, President. W. S�� Melville, Sociolary.  LAHOHERS' UNION.-Vel.son l]abot-t:r>TpTo-  toctlvo Union. No. M21, A. V. of I,,, meets in  Miners' Union II.ill, northeast corner of Victoria  and Kootonay .streets, on tho tii-stund third Monday of each month, at 8 p.iiu sluup. Visiting  members nf tho American Fvdcrution cordially  invited to attend. John Mullen, President.  Percy Shakelton, Secretary. __    CIGAR MA1CERH' UNION meet** 1st Tuohday  in every month in tho W. F. M. liall.   E_8��. THE TRIBUNE:- NELSON, B. C, WEDNESDAY MAT 9-1900  Rubber Gloves  The  FOR WOMEN AND MEN  proper thing for spring house-  cleaning and gardening  Furniture Polish  To make your Furniture look as good  as new, try our  "FRENCH FURNITURE POLISH."  W. F. Teetzel & Co.  Victoria Block, Corner Baker and Josephine Streets  DRUGS AND ASSAYERS'SUPPLIES  I1*1  I  I? -  0-^-i_*-^-<__-'Si,-^,"_''g-g'g'tf'  IjX-^t- C ��� <5 ���*���<�������� <'&-5 ��� _T^ _T-C-''5_.. _:���  W  \ti  Watches  Hi       Chains  iti Cuff Links  HJ. Scarf Pins  \ti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  >S*_S-_B-v_:_S-^va__��^e_BUB-^.,  ^0^0-0>^^\9^-0-0-0.0-0\f.^A  yit  Broaches  Earrings  Bracelets  Rings  iti  iti  Ui  Set with all kinds of Precious Stones.  Xti  iti  Hi  iti  xti  Hi  Uf  iti  iti  Ui  iti  xti  Hi  ii Uf  mui  Ui  iti  i<^*  lit  Mr  \?4  t***-  IfV-*  h'  ������th  l?r;i  til  I**/*'  JACOB DOVER  The Leading  Jeweler of  Nelson  Tine watch repairing a specialty.   All work guaranteed.  ���Mail orders receive my prompt  attention.  "Rogers' Bros. 1817"  Mat Ware:  Carving Sets  Kii.li Sets  Cake Sets  Tea Sets, full line  Coffee Sets  Rake Dishes  Cake Baskets  Fruit Dishes  .Sterlint*. Silver Novel ties:     .  Manicure Sels  Brushes  Combs  Mirrors  Toilet Bottles  Powder Boxes  Whisks  Wxti  miiti  m  m��i<.  Uf  The Famous Karri Pianos  Austrian Art Ware and Brass Goods  The Celebrated Sterns Bicycles  Six Different Makes of Sewing Machines  m  ,{*?v  r  iii  I  |5s_?  P  I*? 15  1-14*  MS  ���fci  ij?*  Iii";  xti  ESTABLISHED   1890  Xti  iti  iti  iti  xti  iti  iti  iti  Ui  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  xti  Hi  Hi  iti  Ui  iti  iti  9\ _ j-;?  ^��-S-^-3gi-^'^^-^'^'-a"^-^'-a '_X,_t''m"_^"m"S''S''S!'%t'_X''m'^^r'  ���*����� 0^0^10^ ��� 0V&. 0.0- 0.0.0-0 _-��� _:���*��. *5:-*��"^-���;*-��:-*_"Sr.-Sl'*^  ^   Yes we have made Jg  __ rather a t -        '     9  Big- Hole |  in our $12,000 Stock of Dry Goods     9  but we still have great 5  bargains to offer #  Goods  delayed in  transit are now arriving  and are marked at cost to clear.  8  NEW LINES JUST OPENED OUT  White Check Muslins, regular 10c; reduced to 7c  White Check Muslins, regular 15c; reduced to 10c.  See our Colored press Muslins now offered at 6c  White Piques reduced to 15c, 20c and 26c  Crash Goods for Skirts at 10c and 15c.  See our 50c and 75c Blouses.  Pi  This  is  a  Genuine Clearing Sale as we  going out of the Dry Goods line.  are  A. FERLAND & CO.  ELLIOT BLOCK, BAKER STREET.  IT IS WELL KNOWN  Tlmt wcnrc flic lecocni/icd Icwlc'ii* in whih*"? theshoicc*.t  iiini bust Ki,i(t<". nf Tons and ('oll'oui. This fuct lifts been  tlioroilnhlj pi oven by (he public-tipprcciiition of the siinie, -  %vliii*l> h.i** cuiseil our saleo to Siirrciwe m Jh's above lines  fully .'ill pel cent. To thliho �� ho Imvc nol frud oui lomleis  ��C iiioalvnits pifiisiil lo Mibmlt -lunplcs, n>*(er which ;ion  lc.ulilj r-oe lli.i! >uu Imm" Ijct'n !*'*���} "'(i IheMti.iefoi iiiimHole  \\hit'll iniilil not jT'ti k iiioiiicut bei nnipaierl uifltit. VVwul'  viiru to jili'ii-ii* .uiu.iw om M<*ik N loui-jltl*' nnd llio best Unit  lmini'v unt l��ivi.  BAKER STRUCT, NKIjSON,  replace  Place your order with  Tents, Awnings, and all kinds of Canvas Goods  Manufactured to Order  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  CITY LOCAL NEWS  Constable Smith of the city police  force is on the sink list. His duties nro lieiiifj  tul.cn by KiIwhiiI ICorr.  James jXeolands has pureliased a  hull' interest in Die Ollice .saloon und assumed  possession yesleriluy.  At   yesterday's   police    court   a  drunk was lined $10 und i.usls. During tlieniKht  the defendant fell against the stonewall of his  cell und sustained a wound ou his hciul through  which he lost u couple of quarts of blood.  The baseball  managers  Avill put  three tennis nt work this inoritinjrcompleting the  improvements to tho diamond at the recreation  (pounds. The grant made by tho city fathers on  Monday night will enuble the club lo put the  grounds in iirst-ciass shape for the season.  The cases against three carters  for breaches of the bylaw wero disposed of yesterday. .1. II. Hunner and C. Woods pleaded  .guilty and; were each lined ��5 and costs. W.  Costello fought the case through his solicitor,  A. AI. Johnson, and on conviction was lined SIO  and costs. It is understood that Air. Costello  will appeal against the decision.  Two Italians, Domenico Donaea  and G. Toroco, had a sot-to on Silica street Alon-  day night nnd followed it up with another lively  scrap at the corner of Hall and ] taker streets.  Constable Hardy took them in low and at the  police station a loaded revolver was taken from  Toroco, which he is said to havc drawn during  the seullle, while Donaea. i.s alleged to have produced a razor. Both were charged with disorderly conduct and the additional charge of carrying a deadly weapon was registered opposite  1 oroco's name. The cases were enlarged to this  morning.  The road roller will not be.- run  over the new pavement on Josephine street he-  fore tomorrow at the curliest. Slight extensions  at both ends of the block will delay matters for  a day. Meanwhile excellent progress is being  made on the opening up.of Victoria street.  Hector McRae of Rossland is in  the city as a grand juror. He doesn't know a  thing about politics, as ho is now attending  strictly to the business of making mines out of  prospects.  The transactions entered at the  mining recorder's office yesterday wore: Alfred  Larson of Nelson to W. II. Dodd and V. J. Davidson of Nelson a quarter interest in the Spokane  Dream mineral claim, situated on Grohman  creek, consideration $1000; H. D. Sinkun of Nelson to It. McCormick, also of Ncl8.*)n, whole interest in Sutro claim on the divide between Bird  and Rover creeks, consideration nominal.  The   annual   sale   of  unclaimed  parcels at the customs oflicc takes place on the  17th instant.   The list includes J7 packages.  The contract for raising the old  Bank of Montreal premises was let jesterday to  AV. G. Gillette. The work is to ba completed by  the24th instant, when the building will be occupied by the C, P. It. city telcgiaph and ticket  oflicos.  Rev. John Robson left yesterday  to attend tho annu.il Methodist conference at  Now Westminster. Ho is a member of tho standing committee on Sunday s-chool work,representing the Kootonay difelnot. '1 ho conference will  bo invited to convene at Nelson in Maj, 1901.,  Afc the last meeting of Kootenay  lodge No. Ifi, I. O. 0. V.. Dr. E. C. Arthur was  appointed to repscsent tlio court at Grand Lodge,  which coin eiie�� nt Vancouver on June 14th. A.  H. Clements is. tho chaplain of the Grand Lodge,  so that the invitation to the organiAition to hold  lUlilOl session in Nelson will havo two-stiong  supporters. In the event of the mutation being  accepted 100 representative Oddfellows from  every part of the province, v. ill meet heie.  The tramway company expects to  recommence stringing wires on its Fairview extension todaj and to linish the woik as rapidly as  possible. A Mossing will then be consti noted*  and two cart, placed in sei'\ ice. The hill section  is being operated on a halt hour schedule. Are-  vifecd time card will be issued later.  Tiie Nelson & Fort Sheppard railway is running a mited train ou their new nfter-  Dooii schedule, which perhaps accounts for the  fact that it is never on time now-a-days to (ho  gi eat inconvenience of passengers and those who  aie expecting m.iit.  "The   Nelsou   __&   Fort   Sheppard  train it ah delayed lastjnight iluough a somewhat  novel cause. About a mile out oi tho c-itj the engineer ww a hoi -.o on the tr.iek and was forced  to slow down. Uo whistled continuously until  tlio upper st.ition was. reached, but the iioi��e  quietly trotted ahead of the locomative and  .seemed toenioy the joke.  section as Messrs Crawford, Sloan,  Dow, Hnseroft. Little, Pratt and  Wilson were present. Mr. Crawford acted as chairman and Mr.  Sloan, secretary. The following  named were elected delegates to  attend the convention at Nelson,  namely, John W. Dow, George Hus-  crof t and Fred G. Little. At Sirdar  Steve Barrett was chairman and  "W. II. Wagar, secretary of a meeting held on Monday, at which A.  Judson was elected delegate to the  Nelson convention.  ESTABLISHED 1892  H,   BYERS   &  HARDWARE  CO.  ESTABLISHED 1892  Garden, Mill,  Steam  Hose.  and Suction  >ppo8ite Postoffice  STRACHAN BROS.  A Pioneer of B. 0.  Captain Rndlin of the S. S.  Islander, commodore of the Canadian Pacific Navigation^ Company^  fleet,"arrivecpin "iVelsoii last night  on his way home to England., which  he has not seen since he left for  this province 42 years ago. He  has been with the C. P. N. Company  for seventeen years, and before that  commanded the Fly, belonging to  the Pratt lino. Despite his many  years , the captain is a hale and  active man and as kind hearted as.  ever. Among tho old friends and  shipmates he litis met in Nelson are  captains Troup and Patterson.  Worthy of Assistance  Saxdox, May 7th, J000.  The local hospital has been utterly destroyed by tho recent fire.  We have secured premises and intend, if possible to keep it* going.  Any biibseriptions, however small,  will be gratefully acknowledged by  the board of directors.  J. D. McLaughlin, President.  Jamrs V. Martin, Treasurer.  Provincial Party Convention.  The Provincial Party is well organized in the Kootenay lake end  of Nelson riding. At Kitchener,  the most easterly precinct on the  Crow's Nest Pass road, a public  meeting was held on Saturday  night. John Marshall was voted to  the chair and K. Morrison elected  secretary. Several .short speeches  were made. Before adjourning  Joseph Walker was unanimously  elected delegate to tho convention  at Nelson on the 12th. At Creston  where there are a large number of  voters a meeting was held at the  | Creston hotel on Thursday night.  i SucJi well known residents of th&t j  Strike on the Iron Mask.  RossIjANU, May 8.���The crosscut  which is being driven for the north  ledge in the Iron Mask has struck  an intermediate ledge 50 foot from  the south ledge.. It i.s ten feet  wide, half of the width being solid  ore and the other half minenili/.ed  rock. Eight feet further tho crosscut this morning ran into another  body of ore, which may prove to be  PUBLIC MEETING  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  Agcnls���Trunx Ore Curs, tJinnt Powder.'nml Mot-  roiiolitan Ku.se, etc. '"'  H. BYERS & CO.  NKLSON  KASLO  SANDON  a spur of the same ledge. The crosscut i.s making progress at the rate  of about three feet in 21 hours.  Thomas Forster  Ex-Speaker  of the Legislative Assembly will  address the electors of Nelson Hiding on the public issues of the day  at the Opera House,  TON! G HT  French Municipal Elections.  Paris, May 8.���At a cabinet  meeting today presided over by  president Loubet the ministers discussed the result of the recent  municipal elections. A semi-official  note afterwards issued says : "Telegraphic reports from prefects unanimously indicate the strengthening of the Republican forces in all  the important communities where  the results are known. The Republicans have captured over 40  municipalities."  League Games.  Buffalo 2, Cleveland 2.  St. Louis 9, Cincinnati 7.  ���*���***-  BUSINESS   MENTION.  Refrigerators  I  Prices from $10 to $30  LAWRENCE HARDWARE COMPANY  Prank Fletcher, candidate of the  party-line Conservatives, and his  supporters are specially invited to  be present.  David MeBeath, chairman of the  Provincial Party's campaign committee, will occupy the chair.  F. STARKEY, Secy 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. I am now prepared  to show the latest styles in  all lines of spring* goods.   A  - special line on hand at $25  per suit. All' other lines at  low rates. None but Union  labor employed.   ,  E. Skinner  Neelandh' Building, Baker Street.  FliKl) J. SQUIRE. Manager.  COOKS' AND WAITERS' UNM  AH cooks and waiters are requested to meet in Miners' Union  Hail on Thursday evening, May  10th,_at_J3_p._m.   "nelson LAB0BEBS' union"  AL lhe regiilai meeting of the Nelson Laborer-.'  1'iolcctive Union, held on Monday evening, May  7Ul, it w.is decided to Icru o tho initiation ieo for  members at, one dollar for another tlurtj d.ij*?.  The tcatnstcis biicky.ti.l labor-is and null men  of the city are icspcctfully invited lo nfllliutc  ���v.ith i lie union.      -     !>. C. 31 lAGKL-ETOX.  Sew etary.  Cellar   to   rent,   newly   floored,  under Merchants Bank of Halifax. Apply in the  bank.  ',., A   first-class  millinery   business  for sale in one of the best Ivootonay mining  towns. New goods. Good reasons for selling.  Address Millinery, this office.  Two furnished rooms, with bath  and electric light. Apply on Silica street, opposite English church.  For large, airy furnished rooms,  very central, apply room 1, A. Macdonald block.  Harry Haley has applied for a  divorce, and legal proceedings will shortly be instituted.  Hack   calls left at   the   Pacific  Transfer barn" on Vernon street. Telephone  call 35.  For Sale.���One-third interest in  Mineral Claim near Ymir, for $100. money to bo  expended in development. Apply to Alev  Stcwait, Turner & Bocckh block, Nelson.  For sale���the north half of block  100, Nelson.   Address P. O. Box 572, Nolson.  Spot cash paid for second-hand  goods of all kinda at the Nelson Bazaar, Malone  & Tregillus block.  Houses furnished with  new and  second hand furnicmc, or mixed newondsfcond-  hand furniture, en the installment plan, by the  Nelson Bazaar, Malone & Tregillus block,  PEOVINCIAL PARTY CONVENTION  The electors of the Nelson Riding, West Kootonay Electoral District, -uho support the Provincial Paity arc requested to elect delegates to a,  nominating convention, to be held at Knights of  Pylhi.tA Hall, Nelson, on S_i,tuid<iy. May 12.h,  1900, al 8.30 o'clock p. in., representation in the  convention to be as follows:  Delegates.  Wane/A r  1  Krie .- 2  Salmo..., , , 2  Ymir.. ..��� ,....,...., .. S  Hall's PWing.' 1  Porto Rico 1  Nelson    . .. 2o  Procter...., '.  3  Kuskonook. . ..   2  Sirdar      ��� , X  Creston <         ..,.   ..   .    .... 3  Kitchener  ,..-...,.. . 1  llykeit'u   -  2  Delegates elect, if unable lo attend tliccon\en  tion, biiull have the pmilcgc of appointing"  proxies. Credentials must be signed by the  chairman and secretary of the meeting at which  tlioj-are elected, or if elected at a pi unary election by the judge and clerk of such election.  -Delegates must be registered voters,  DAVID McBEATtt,  C'haiiman Provincial Parky, Nelson Riding.  KltKD STARKEY,  Secretary Piovincial Paity, Nelson Riding.  Nelson, April 15th, 1SJ0O.  NOTICEJ)F PEIMARY^JLECTION.  A primary election viiil bo held at Nelson on  Tluirhd.iy, May 10th, between tho lioiiis of 2 and  8.30 o'clock p,m , to elect twenty-live delegates to  attend the nominal ing com ention oft he Pio-iin-  ciai I'.irly for the Nelson Hiding, West Kootenay  Elt-ctoial District. Polling place, stoio in Victoria block fronting on Josephine stieet. All  rcgistwed voteis who aie supporters of the Provincial Party shall have the privilege of voting,  OAVU) jMcHBATII. Chairman.  VltKI) .STAUKBY, Secretary.  Nelson, April 2.5th, my!.  .fit?'*1  xti If you want Bargains  \ti       in  xti  iti  iti  iti  iti  xti  iti  iti  iti  Glassware  xti  iti  xti  Ui  iti  xti  Ui  iti  xti  Hi  iti  iti  JJ> Give us a call as our whole stock must [$  xti  Ui  Ui  iti  Ui  Hi  iti  be sold in a few days.  KIRKPATRICK & WILSON  Telephone 10  185 Baker Street  xti  iti  iti  xti  xti  xti  iti  Ms  ''&���}>���'_''_������_'_'_���_���_������_���'_-_���_ '?���'��"!?"__���'__���'-.''_m'���-m.'.t'^' _-\'li.'^  ���0��'0--0-0~-0-'0--0.0--0-0>-0'0 9tS-9_\'^.-^'MS.'^''9i'^_''Si'9:.^m:        .  .0  &��  ir^'l*     '    #:  m  i'e_"ts>'  m  #  Some Plain Facts  About Clothing'  BOCK  BEER  w  We are now showing the finest stock of Spring1  and Summer Suits in Nelson. There are several  points of merit in our Suits. They are all of the  latest cut and are lined all through with the best  linings. They are tailored better than.Suits offered elsewhere at much higher priees. The fabrics  are the best in the market. We lead all others  for values in  "   Gents' Furaisffing's  Hats and Caps  Boots and Shoes  ��'  ��  g  resh and Goo  OILiTXIB    HOTEL  ASK YOUR GROCER FOR THE CELEBRATED  The Best that Money can Buy.     Take no Other*.  Manufactured by tho Bi'ackman-Ker Milling Co , Ltd,  Victoria, Vancouver, WcbUiiinstcr, Edmonton, Rossland, Nelson.  GET YOUR  CHANDELIERS  WIRED FOR  NO MATCHES REQUIRED, ALWAYS REaUY  Kooterjay Electric Snpply &  Construction Go.  JOSEPHINE STBRBT NELSON  lectric Supplies  S We know that our values cannot be equalled hy  @ any other house in Nelson. We are so sure of  Ut this that we will give money back if it cannot be  ~ proven.  m  m  m  m  [T.  We have just received a fresh   consignment  of ChrisHe's famous  Fancy Biscuits and Cream Sodas.  Also McCormick & Company's Jersey Cream Sodas-  P. O. BOX IIS.  HOUSTON BLOCK.  Telephone 161.  D. M. Ferry & Company's Seedg.  Ficsh ERsta Keceived Daily  John fy Irviijg- & Go.  Lethbridge Gait Goal  The best value for the money in the maiket)  for all purposes. ...  skbmb oabu     w. P. Tjkknkf, General Aoenb  Telephone Iff.   Office with C. D. J. Christie.  A. R> BARROW, A.M.I.&��.  PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  Corner Victoria aud _Kootoi&y Streets*,  p, jo, box 650. -mmpHQNm w; ss  IS-'

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