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 DAILY EDITION   BY MAIL  FIVE  DOLLARS A YEAR  WEEKLY EDITION  BY MAIL  TWO  DOLLARS A YEAR  EIGHTH YEAR  0/ .-.���  NELSON:  THURSDAY MORNING   MAY 17  J 900.  PRICE FIVE CENTS  REAL VIEWS OF DELEGATES  Improbable Conversations.  ; London, May 17.���The Daily Ex-  * press publishes this morning a  three column New York special,  signed by Patrick O'Connor, who  crossed the Atlantic with the Boer  delegates on the Maasdam, under  pretence of being an Irish-American  and a Boer sympathiser. As a matter of fact Mr. O'Connor understands the Dutch language, and he  I claims to have heard much private  jj conversation, in the course of which  Ij Mr. Wolmarans is reported as say-  iing to Fischer:  i ,"E think we should be careful of  j^-hat we say to this man, as he may  ;l3e a spy. Are you sure he is an  .American?"  Mr.   Fischer said:   "There  is  no  doubt   of   it;   I, can   tell   by   his  |]aecent."  Mr. Wessels: "It would never do,  | of course, for the British to know  [jthat we are really in the last ex-  ijtretuity, or for them to know that  hwe are thinking of staying in  IJAnierica."  I; Then, using the English language,  IjMr. Fischer began by blaming Cecil  I.Rhodes for ��� bringing on the war.  [(lie said:  "I have not a shadow of doubt  [ithat sir Alfred Milner was sent to  (.���South-Africa to prepare for the  spoliation of the Boer republic by  llforce if necessary. TThe franchise  jirnse was all a humbug." President  Mvruger conceded so much at the  |?Bloemfoutein conference that Mil-  jiier was in mortal fear lest all his  l-requests should be granted, and he  Ifshould thereby lose his chance of  ���'annexing the Transvaal."  Mr.   Wolmarans    said    to    Mr.  [Fischer in Dutch :    "Do you think  J we had better tell him how Kruger  Ibroke off the confeience,"  Mr. Fischer:    "No."  'Mr. Wolmarans (in Dutch) "Oar  l'\ o-ition just now is precisely  that  | if Jameson, at the time of tho raid.  ^fle-expecCed Johannesburg to rise  i'to his assistance'.    We expected the  same of Cape Colony and Natal.  |W��J,wei'e    bitterly    disappointed,  f "JVii him how Schreiner deceived us."  Mr. Fischer:   "He knows as well  is we do ^ourselves  that' Schreiner  j i-i loyal to Great Britain-''  .Resuming Knglish/ ,Mr. Fischer  Ujiirl: "We are going to win this  [war if it takes yenrs to do it,"  Addressing Mr. Wessels and using  I Dutch, Mr, Fischer then said:   "We  (Ind better nofc say too much.   We  tie getting badly beaten now.    AVe  ve going to America iu  fche hopes  >t' obtaining the friendly help of  I (.he United States in the cause of  oeaee. That is what we will say  to the public. As a matter of fact,  wuhave no hopes  whatever.    We  II ave no cut aud dried program."  Mr. Fischer went on to say that  j-he brother of Mr. Wessels, who  [���'lapperied to be in the United States  ��nd who was acting in conjunction  j n ith Montague White, believed chat  home"sorfc^f   peace    preliminaries  might beat-ranged, but if the delegates failed in the United States,  I llio   Boers,   Mr.   Fischer declared,  incident, in which a party of Boers  were accused of deliberately firing  upon a party of British after the  Boers had hoisted the white flag,  he said that a  white jacket was  mistaken   for  a white flag.     The  jacket was worn by a clergyman  who suddenly rushed to the front,  and his white jacket was mistaken  by the British for a  flag  of truce.  "Very often," Mr. Wessels said, "the  flag of the Orange Free State is  mistaken for a white   flag. ;'   The  colors are orange and white, and invariably after a battle flag has been  through, a few storms, the orange  fades, leaving the white field.    This  no doubt is what the English have  sometimes taken for a flag of truce.  Charles B. Pierce, the consul-general  of the Orange Free State, has  received the following cable from Pretoria :    ."Messrs.  Wessels,  Fischer  and Wolmarans.   May justice and  righteousness be with you. (Signed)  Kruger."  BOERS HAD BETTER GIVE UP  BICGARSBERC IS ABANDONED  BispatchTrom Buller.     ;  London, May 10.���The war office  has posted the following dispatch  from general Buller, dated Dundee,  May lGth:  "We occupied Glencoe yesterday.  The Transvaalers have now evacuated Biggarsberg. The Free Staters  on the Drakeusberg are much reduced iu numbers. The Carolina,  Lydenberg and Pretoria eommaiir  does trekked north from Hlatikula  On the 18th and 14th of May.  Eleven guns were entrained at Glencoe. The last train, with ambulances, left there at dawn May 15th.  The result has been largely produced by the action of the fifth division, which, during the last few  days, lias done a great deal of hard  work���marching, mountain-climbing and road making. Trains are  now running _ to Wessel's Nek  station."  [would still not give up.  Mr. O'Connor says:     "The delegates were much astonished at the  [oeepfcion on their arrival iu New  ;ork cifc3r. When land was sighted,  IMr, Wolmarans exclaimed:    'What  [jdiall we do when we get there.' '"  Divorced Woman Barred.  New Yohk, May  10.���Because of  I llie Rev. I). Parker  Morgan's re-  I i'usal fco officiate at the man iage of  a divorced woman, the wedding of  [Miss Clio Hinton Huneker,  the fa-  pnous sculptor, to William Bracken  J did nofc take place in the church of  Jthe Heavenly Rest afc noon today  fas arranged.   The wedding guests  fsnfc expectantly in the church waiting i'or the  bridal parfcy at high  noon,  when they were astounded  at the information thafc Mr. Mor-  I gan refused afc the last moment to  1 perform fche ceremony or allow it to  be held  in  the church.   The ceremony was afterwards performed in  a private dining room  at Dclmon-  ieo's by tho Rev. Dr. Evans.  A Little too Thin.  Nkw York, May 16.���Mr. Wes-  to!s, one of the Boer envoys, in discussing the abuse of the white  flag by his countrymen, intimated  thafc the reported abuse of the  white flag took place largely in the  jtiind-s of the English correspondent?. He cited two instances,  however, showing that their statements had some slight foundation  in fact, due entirely to a curious  error.   Speaking of the white flag  Campaign m the Slocan.  Kaslo, May 16.���-[Special to The  Tribune.}--Owing   to    the   Slocan  Lake men being unable  to make  connections, the Martin convention  was not held here last night, and it  was decided to meet in Sandon1 on  Friday to  select the candidate in  the government" interest.     Of the  three men anxious to get the nomination   it   is   believed   here   that  George Kane runs the best chance.  as the lake vote Avill be divided between   the t>vo Slocan City men,,  namely <J. Foley   and W.�� J. Andrews.     Of  these   two    Andrews  certainly stands the better   show.  He   is    secretary    of   the' newly  formed Sloeaii Liberal Association  and is a brother of ex-mayor Andrews of Winnipeg.    Duncan  Mc-  Phail/Kaslo's delegate to the convention,  is firmly of  the opinion  that the Joe Martin man will win.  He  declares that the government  candidate can easily carry the Slocan lake district^ and that George  Kane, ifhe_runs�� is sure of a _roa-  jority in Kaslo.   Robert Green and  John Keen, the, two  independent  candidates, are both equally confident of beiug able to carry Kaslo.  The Martin men intend to put up a  hard fight aud Smith Curtis is coming here next week to give the campaign a start-off,  Released from Quarantine.  Ottawa, May 10.���[Special to  The Tribune.]���Dr. Montizambert,  who is in charge of the quarantine  branch of the agricultural department, said this afternoon that the  authorities here have wired to release the Empress of India, held at  quarantine at Victoria, and allow  her to land her passengers and cargo.  The facts are that when the vessel  was, afc Shanghai, one passenger,  who was supposed to�� bo suffering  from scarlet fever, was landed.  When the boat reached Nagasaki,  Japan, she was thoroughly disinfected and on the completion of this  process took on board the rest of  her passengers and came across io  Victoria without any sign of further trouble.  Delegates' Advice.  London,.May 16.���The most important development in today's war  news is the statement cabled from  Cape Town,' announcing that the  Boer delegates: advised the Transvaalers to surrender, if defeated at  the Vaal. This remarkable announcement is vouched for on good  authority, and evidently obtains  more credence in Cape ��� Town than  would a mere rumor.-  The occupation of Glencoe was  merely a; logical sequel of general  Buller's advance and the Boers' retiring movements. As usual, the  Boers are reported' to be flying: precipitately, but also, as usual, the  accounts add that their transports  a.nd guns were removed in safety.  Nothing further has been heard  from Mafeking," and it is reasonable  to suppose that the conditions there  are unchanged. The prolongation  of the siege only intensifies Great  Britain's anxiety to hear of its  relief.  >.,.. About 1100 more troops have arrived at Beira, Portuguese' East  .Africa...--Among them is lord Dun-  raven, who accompanied the Dun-  raven sharpshooters asfsuperhu-  merary captain of - the battalion  staff. The governor of Beira, dur-  inga speech at a dinner of the  yeomanry, said:    ;;      :  ;"Friends as we have always been  of England, we never could have1  realized the magnificent unity of  the Anglo-Saxon race.without such  an object lessiori.. Realizing this,  Portugal not only congratulates  her ancient ally, but rejoices with  it, as the strengthening of a friend  is the strengthening of ourselves."  Apparently lord Roberts is still  waiting at Kroonstadt, preparatory  to making a swift movement on the  Vaal river.  tives and a number of -prominent  citizens would go to New .York to  escort the delegates here. Mr. Siil-  zer says the stay of the delegates  will be made the occasion of a  notable demonstration.  London, May 16.���The afternoon  papers here rpay the scautiest attention to the reception accorded  the Boer delegates in New York.  The Pall Mall Gazette dubs' them  "play things of u American politicians," and the Evening Standard  says: "The proceedings certainly  showed unfriendliness to Great,  Britain, but no deeds will be forthcoming to prove the sympathy of  the United States. Had. American  statesmen previously shown any  hesitation, president; Kruger's offer  to bribe them with a protectorate  would have finally settled the  matter.  CHOATE A SMOOTH TALKER  Canned Beef Episode.  Washington, May 10.���The  state department knows nothing of  the reported detention of American  canned beef at Lorenzo Marquez,  and the purpose on the part of the  United States consul there to  make a protest against the action  oi" the Portuguese authorities there  in the matter. It is said that Portugal, being under no treaty obligation to the contrary, is at perfect  liberty to prevent any kind of goods  from the United States from crossing Portuguese East Africa.  Nicaragua Canal Question.    ~  Washington, May 16.���On the  general question of the construction  of a canal the committee takes the  View that whatever canal is constructed, iits ownership must be  American, and that delay may be  fatal to fche success of the enterprise. It is argued by the committee that delay iu construction  cannot possibly advance the settlement of -any question as to the  canal aftor its completion. The  committee therefore announces their  conclusion to be, that congress should  provide means and authority  for constructing a canal by the  Nicaragua route, and leave it to the  president to deal with any questions of a diplomatic nature, that  may be raised by other nations in  the progress of the~ work. "After  the bill became a law, it is declared  to be the first step of the United  States to agree with Nicaragua as  to terms, leaving to the future all  dealings with other powers as to  privileges they shall enjoy in the  canal.     ���  Convention of Boyal Arcanum.  Montreal, May 10.���The annual  convention of the Supreme Council  of the Royal Arcanum was opened  here today with 92 delegates in attendance. At today's sessions the  reports of the supreme regent, supreme secretary and supreme treasurer, medical examiner and the  supreme auditor, were presented  and adopted. Everything was  very satisfactory. This evening a  reception was held in the Sfc. Law-,  tenee Hall tendered by the local  members. Acting mayor Smith  tendered the welcome.   ~  Anglo-American Ties.  London, May 10.���United States  ambassador Choate was the guest  of honor at the dinner this evening  of the Ancient Company of Fishmongers. The assemblage, which  was very distinguished, included  the Chinese and Swiss and Servian  ministers, sir Thomas' Henry San-  'derson, permanent under-secretary  of state for foreign affairs and other  foreign oflice officials. The Australian federation delegates, the  colonial agents, the earl of Cork,  lord Denbigh and many members  of the house of commons.     __ ' -  Early in his speech Mr. Choate  remarked: "Forget your wars and  internal commotions, and _ look  quietly in the faces of, the diplomatic representatives of /the world  who are bringing you only messages of peace.'"  The applause that greeted this  apparently commonplace remark,  could only be appreciated by those  who knew that .the principal topic  -of-CQnversation had bcat>4 the ���eox~-  dial reception of the Boer delegates  in New York-  - Later, Mr. Choate, after humorously referring to the fact that the  Americans know London better  than Londoners, said:  "From people who have such mutual interests as these you do not  need loud professions of friendship.  It would be hard indeed to dissolve  such ties. We are pursuing the  same ends, and actions speak louder  than ' mere words. He ,then went  on to refer to English aid in the  hour of certain American calamities  like the Chicago fire, with tlio American aid in the "days of the Irish  famine, and, last and not least, he  said, I would refer to the shiploads  of food now leaving the United  States for India." (Loud applause).  The speech was one of the most  successful and humorous yefc made  by the United States ambassador.  Tribute to Canadians*  ANXIETY ABOUT MAFEKING  Not Yet Believed.  London, May 17.���5 a. m.���Tho  British   relief   column fought the  Boers at Kraaipan, 32 miles south  of Mafeking, on Tuesday, according  to a telegram received on Wednesday night at Lorenzo Marquez from  Molopo, 100 miles south of Mafo-  king.   This intelligence is accepted  here with some reserve,  becaqse  it  is difficult to understand  how the  news could have been so quickly  put on the wires from a place 132  miles from the scene of the engagement.   A    correspondent    of   the |  Morning   Post,   presumably    John  Stuart, is reported captured by the  German Naval Budget.  Berlin, May 10.���The budget  committee of the Reichstag con-  eluded the debate of the navy bill  today after deciding that the measure should come into force simultaneously with the amendments to  the stamp Jaw and the customs  tariff providing the means for the  increased naval expenditures. The  committee also resolved that should  the naval estimates exceed the 54,-  000,000 marks thus provided, the  excess must not be covered by indirect taxation.  Boer Delegates' Eeceptioa,  Washington, May 16.���Representative Sulsser of New York,  chairman of the committee to receive the Boer delegates in Washington, today received a telegram  from Messrs. Wessels, Fischer and  Wolmarans, stating that they  could not leave ATew York before  Friday. Mr. Sulzer said a commit-  teo consisting of three United  States senators, three representa-  Lonj >ON, May 0.~ [Correspondence  of the Associated Press.]���When  the last mail lef fc South Africa the  British army and fche army of correspondents were engaged in the  hardest task of ali, waiting for fche  word to advance. II. II. Pears,  chief correspondent afc the front of  the London Daily News, brings out  more clearly than has been done  before the marvellous and varied  composition of the British forces.  He also takes occasion to pay the  Canadian contingent one of the  highest of tho many compliments  they have received. He writes:  "To Canada, we take off our hats.  She has sent us besides other worthy  representatives, a regiment of infantry that wins admin tion from  every soldier. For marching ov endurance or fighting, ifc can challenge  comparison with any battalion of  lord Roberts' army and that is saying a great deal."  No Cigarettes Allowed.  West Point, New York, May 15.  ���Cadet George F. Brensinger, of  New Jersey, has just been tried for  the offence of smoking cigarettes.  The rules of the United States  Military Academy foi bid smoking,  and as Brensinger was charged  with having broken the rules five  times, a court martial was convened  to weigh his crime and fix his punishment. No decision has yet been  given, but it is almost certain that  the cadet will be found guilty.  League Games.  Toronto 3, Springfield 4.  Montreal 1, Providence 2.  Cincinnati 5, Brooklyn 0.  Rochester 3, Hartford 1.  Boers at Kraaipan  The British public is keenly expectant of the announcement that  Mafeking has been relieved. -In the  army the opinion seems to prevail  that this has been already accomplished, although two hours after  midnight the war office said that no  news of the relief had been received  by them. The steadfast courage of  the hunger bitten garrison has produced a deep impression, and the  news of succor is awaited with  more anxiety than has been felt regarding any other event of the  war.  Douglas Story, the Daily Mail's  correspondent at Pretoria, wires:  "The Boer.government is holding  back some big news. Feverish activity prevails here. President Kruger  is working day and night. The  latest Boer official bulletin is that  the relief column has been defeated  with great loss."  Lord Roberts continues passive  at Kroonstadt. His cavalry are  stretching like a semi-circular  screen, many miles in length with  overlapping flanks.  The Kroonstadt censor permits  the passage of long dispatches  dealing with incidents prior to the  occupation. It seems that general  French's cavalry had one lively  fight after crossing the .Zand river.  A mixed squadron composed of-the  Greys, the InniskilJings, Carbineer's  and Australian Horse, took a kopjp  and dismounted. The Boers suddenly fired from a concealed position, killing many horses and  stampeding the rest. The Boers"  then advanced in 'overwhelming  numbers and drove off the squadron, capturing some. The Boers  robbed-the dead "and looted the  saddles. Finally a biigade of cavalry drove them off. Farther  north the -Hussars charged the  Boers, killing and wounding many  stragglers with sabres and pistols.  Lord- Roberts" infantry marched  120 miles in seven days. General  French marched 30 miles in one  day. The Boers, when retiring,  dragged 32 guns through Kroonstadt.  General Buller is moving towards  Newcastle. He appears to be using  25,000 men against 5000 or 6000  men. His operations will almost  certainly���result-in -his-forcing his  way into the Transvaal, possibly in  time to co-operate with lord Roberts' advance, although general  Buller is 252 miles from Johannesburg, or 25 days' maich.  A Dane who was captured by  the South African Horse says there  are 500 Frenchmen with the Boers  who are opposing general Buller  together with many Germans and  other foieigncrs. A Ladysmith  correspondent of the Daily Telegraph says thafc only one Boer was  shot; in the movement which resulted in the taking of Helpmaakar.  " General Rundle , i.s sweeping  through the northeast of the  Free  State. The Boers are dissolving  beforo him, and some -are surrendering. Their main force is assembled between Ficksburg and Winburg, but it is without close organization.  Today's instalment of the war  story from every part of the field  is therefore, seemingly, a narrative  of* British successes. But, with fche  Boers preparing for a last desperate  fling farther in fche interior, and  wifch Boer guerrilla parties looting  houses and stores in the northwest  section of Cape Colony, ifc is not at  all easy for tiie British. The Up-  ingtou district is loyal, whero the  guerrilla tactics of the Boers are  jusfc now most in evidence.  The postponed congress of the  Afrikander bund has been called to  meet at i'aarte on June 15th.  A Canadian battery of 15 pounders  ai rived at Beira, Portuguese East  Africa, on May 10th  The Daily Graphic, which refers  to the Boer mission to tho United  States as a by product of the  war, says:    "There is  no  name of  I importance among the orators who  saluted the delegates. We fear  they have fallen iuto a sort of Anglo-Saxon ambush, and are being  victimized for purely party purposes."  The Times considers the rumors  cabled here as to president McKinley's alleged pro-Boer sympathies "utterly baseless." It says :  "Mr. McKiniey is convinced that  the country does not wish him to  interfere, and that interference  would be in all respects inexpedient as well as impossible."  The Times also refers to the admission of the American state department of Portugal's general  right to refuse passage to contraband goods.  The Lorenzo Marquez correspondent of tbe Times, under Tuesday's date, says: "There has been a  heated discussion in the raad in  secret session respecting the expediency of destroying * the mines.  The result is nofc publicly known.  The foreign mining representatives  are greatly alarmed and have addressed strong representations to  their respective consuls."  Persons acquainted with colonel  Baden-Powell's scheme of defence  at Mafeking assert that the occupation of the Kaffirs' location by the  Boers would not endanger the garrison, provided relief came quickly.  A gentleman from Cape Town  says that Mr. Cecil Rhodes has decided to retire 'altogether from  Cape Colony politics.  CLOUD OF WARJS LIFTING  Chancellor of Exchequer's Speech.  London, May 16.���The chancellor  of the exchequer, sir Michael Hicks-  Beach, speaking at Bristol this  evening, congratulated the audience  on the fact that the cloud'of war  was fairly lifting and that there  were streaks of light portending a  glorious dawn. Continuing, he  said:  "We are contending with a foe  whose courage and will Aye have  learned to respect. But we arc entitled to hope that the beginning of  the end is coming."  Sir Michael added that the thanks  of the nation would be due to lord  Roberts and those under him. If  the government, he declared, was  not entitled to credit for the successes, ifc was nofc biamcable for the  reverses. It had shrunk: at nothing to supply men aud means. The  chancellor denied thafc he was personally responsible for any "delay  in forwarding the troops to South  Africa and announced thafc ifc might  be necessary to still further increase  the navy. He disagreed with the  suggestion that a large permanent  increase of -the army might he  necessary, bufc said thafc the country must look to the volunters and  the militia.  "The expenditure of the country,"  said sir Michael, is growing at an  enormous and dangerous rate. I  have always pTitliT strong" navy "as  a primary necessity of the government, and it may be that assent  will have to be given to a further  expenditure in view of the hostile  feeling towards England in some  European countries, but, 1 regard  the country's increasing expenditure as a real danger. If we go on  as we are going on, there may be  very bad times in store for the  country, particularly for the working classes of people."  MORE WHITE FLAO MURDERS  Two Meir Killed.  London, May 15.���The war office  posts the following dispatch from  lord Roberts, under date of Kroonstadt, May 15th:  "Two   officers   and   six   men of  Prince Alfred's Guards, while out  foraging   yesterday,   a   few miles  from   Kroonstadt, visited  a farm  flying a white flag, the owner of  which   surrendered   himself   with  arms and ammunition.   They then  approached another farm,  also flying   a  white  flag.     When  within  forty yards of the enclosure they  were fired upon by fifteen or sixteen   Boers   concealed behind the  farm wall.    Two  of the meu were  killed, lieutenant F. B. Walton was  wounded,   and   lieutenant   W.   B.  Egerton and two non-commissioned  officers were taken  prisoners.   The  owner of the farm states that the  Boers   threatened   to   shoot    him  when   he   protested against their  making   an   improper  use   of   the  white flag."  Writ of Prohibition Granted.  Justice Drake yesterday granted  the application asking for a writ of  prohibition preventing collector of  votes Wright from-placing1 on the  list the names of'the 489   voters  whom the local Conservative Association are seeking to disfranchise.  Ifc is extremely improbable that the  matter will rest here.   The decision  will, most likely, be appealed to the  full court.    It is to be  hoped that  this course  will  be adopted, for it  would   be    scandalous   were such  wholesale disfranchisement without  a hearing, of qualified voters  to be  permitted so long as there remains  any legal remedy.   It is considered  extremely probable that  his  lordship's decision will be reversed tou  appeal.   ���t German Press on the War.  ,   Berlin, May  16.���The   German  papers^ commenting  today  on' the  military situation in South Africa,1 -  express the opinion  that the fed ���  emls intend to hold   Van" Reenen's  pass  against;  lord Roberts'  with a  view of keeping him  from "communicating with   the   seashore.    The  Deutsche Tagezeifcung predicts that  the advance of  lord Roberts north-    -  ward -n ill be rendered  tedious and  dangerous  by  the   destruction   of  bridges and   by -sudden attacks on  tbe British in favorable locations.  Customs Case Settled.  Montrkai., May 16.���The case of  the Crown against the wholesale  dry goods firm of Fitzgibbon,  SehaeiTer _c Co. came fco a sudden  end this morning in the Exchequer  court, the defendants agreeing to  pay the Crown twenty thousand  dollais and the costs of the case.  The firm was sued by the Crown for  $144,000 for under customs valuaton.  The imprisonment of the defendants  was also asked. The evidence of a  man named Kannengiesser showed  that the firm had a branch house in  Berlin which was in the habit of  invoicing goods to the Montreal  house at less than the actual trade  value. Kannengiesser was employed by tho Berlin house as a  confidential cleik, and when he was  dismissed he informed the Canadian customs and was given a safe  conduct and promised one-third of  all moneys recovered from the  fi nn.  National Rifle Clubs.  London, May 10.���The war oflice  has asked fche Rifle Association to  draft a plan for national rifle clubs  as advocated by lord Salisbury ia  his recent speech,  ,  _ Farms for Volunteers.  Ottawa, Slay 10.���[Special to  The Tribune.]���Laurier stated in  the house today that the matter of  any provision in the way of laud  for the Canadian volunteers now  serving in South Africa would be r  considered after the return of the  troops/ Fisher said that Canada's  leper colony in New Brunswick at  Tracadie had 10 patients. There  14 from New Brunswick, 3 from,  Manitoba, 1 from_Noya 'Scotia and  l~from"Pririce~Edward Island.  Big Duty on a Gift.  London, May 16.���In the queen's  bench division of the high comt of  justice today judge Riley nnd  judge Darling gave judgment in  favor of the crown, in the c��mj of  the government against the Jewish  colonist settlement for the claim of  duty amounting to <�� 1,250.000 upon  property valued at upwards of  .��8,000,000 settled by the late baron  Hirsch in 1802 upon the colonization association.  Carson Returned.  London, May 16.���Dublin University has leturned sir Edward  Henry Carson to the house of commons without opposition on .his ap��  pointmenfc as solicitor general in  succession to sir Robert Bannatyue  Finlay, appointed to succeed sir  Richard Webster as attorney- <  general.  Customs Auction Sales.  Some 57 unclaimed customs packages will be sold by auction this  afternoon afc 2 o'clock opposite fche  customs oflice. Tho packages, will  be sold wrapped, so that- there is  a chance of getting a rich prize for  a small sum. The sale will be conducted by Charles A. Waterman it  Co., auctioneers.  Two Straight Labor Candidates.  Vam'oi'vkr, May 10. --(Special to  TheTribuue.]���Fred Williams, financial secretary, and J. Dixon, president of the Trades and Labor  Council, were chosen at a labor convention tonight as straight labor  candidates for Vancouver in fclie  coming Provincial elections.  <m THE TEIBUNE:  NELSON B. C THURSDAY,  MAY 17 1900  he JYew Dry Goods Store  10 Dozen New BLOUSES just to-hand  with Tailor Collars. All the very newest  See them and have first choice.  bTANDARD PATTERNS  KEPT IN STOCK.  Madden Block, Baker Street  ��ta QErttmne*  Clothing Sale  K ere are some very special attractions offered for  today's traders at our store  fereat 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  BROWN   <&   GO.   Hall Block, 296 Baker St.  #  W  .ey.(_^.(S.cP.ig.e-i.(z3.(.  ���&���&.  :g^  m  i^5^  ?���<=?���<=?�����  i'ts>-  #  We have sold 75 per cent of all the  Portland Cement  Fire Brick and  Fire Clay  %  Candidate Fletcher, in speaking at Ymir on Tuesday, endeavored  to convince his hearers that he was  not a party to the disgraceful attempt, which the Nelson Conservative Association is  making, to disfranchise   180   electors without a  hearing.  In this candidate Fletcher  may be within the truth, but the  fact remains that the attempt was  made by the association whose candidate he i.s, and that it was made  in his interest.    Jb is also worth remembering that candidate Fletcher  has So far neglected  to denounce  the outrage or the perpetrators of  it.    Candidate   Fletcher   is in the  awkward position of knowing that  his supporters have resorted to the  dirtiest trick in the political history  of Kootenay,   He cannot defend it,  but he has not the courage to denounce the  guilty persons, and ho  hopes to win a seat in the legislature through their trickery. Candidate Fletcher would like  to  secure  whatever advantage there might be  through   the. disfranchisement   of  this large number of men, without  accepting   his   full   share   of   the  odium wliich will justly follow the  instigators of the outrage.  ._^^^^' ^^ ^v^ ^^ ^^ ^������S^S?^:^  ML  iti  xti  xti  m  Used in Kootenay.  We also handle  #  Steel Mining Rails*  Blacksmith's Goal, Sewer Pipe, Etc.  m  H. J. EVANS & CO.  %,  NELSON, B. C.  3y__5'c2'c_--c_t.cz>  m  mm  M  .<=>._  '.^i  ._^.��_>.{��_.��3.  -ff>'tz2'ez)'G)'i_i'i  'f3'(=?"l.  w  -ffi  m.  �����  ���m  Hudson's Bay Stores  ri"1" i        ' *  Touch  the  Button  of your Purse  We do the Rest  ffl  Candidate Hall fell in the estimation of the Martinites of Ymir  on Wednesday. It is hard for men  to enthuse in the support of a candidate who is lacking in the moral  courage necessary to acknowledge  Martin, or whose opinion of Martin  as a leader makes him ashamed of  Martiu. -  Reports concerning the skirmish  at Ymir on Wednesday are rather  conflicting. When the Hall and  Fletcher forces treked back to Nelson each reported having got away  with Houston. Later advices, however, make it reasonably clear that  Houston still commands the Ymir  kopje and that the Hall and  Fletcher forces got away by treking.  Xii  Xit  Xii  Xii  xit  Xit  Xii  Xti  xit  Xit  xli  Xli  Xli  Xli  Xit  Xli  36   Baker  Street  \Xt  Xit  Xli  Xli  Xli  xli  Annual Spring Sale House Furnishings, Carpets, Oilcloths,  Linoleums, Window Shades, Lace Curtains, Portieres, Poles  Now is the time for Spring House Cleaning and replenishing new for old.  We will offer special reduction in this department for the -next ten daysl  xli  Tapestry Carpet from . . 50c  Brussels Carpet from . . $1.20  Axminster Carpet from . : $1.25  English Wilton from . . $1.50  Ingrain Carpet from   .    .  up  up  up  up  xit  xit  xit  50c up  All Carpets sewed and 1ftid free of charge  Floor Oilcloth from    .  Window Shades from    .  Curtain Poles from    .    .  Lace Curtains from  Art Rugs and Squares at  all  25c  40c  40c  75C  up  up  up  up  prices  FRED IRVINE & GO.  Xit  xit  xli  Xit  Xit  Xit  xli  m  ^^���^���^���^���^���^'^���^'^'^'^.N^'^.^.^.jg>.^ .00.00 . .ffi.l'^.  '0^'00' 0*' 00 ��� ^' ^ ��� 0t0' fi*' 00.00. ^0.00 '00^ 0%*'00 -fi_0'^        j�� ��� ^ ��� ^ ��� ^���^r- ^���5J^,5l ������; ���',S�� "5 ��� ^��<S��* ^���(���^��^'  Alex Stewart  '��� 11  Room 3, Turner & Boeeh Block.  NELSON.  HUDSON'S BAY  COMPANY.  ffl  xjb  m  It is only when candidates Hall  aud Fletcher are on the stump that  the ejectors of Nelson learn of the  silent efforts which they4ia\e made  in their behalf for years past.   At  Ymir candidate Hall told his listeners how he secured Mr. Hume's appointment as minister-of mines in  the Semlin government, and eandi-  dateFletcher explained how he had  framed   all the   desirable   mining  legislation that tho province had  been blest within the last decade.  Jt goes without saying that these  revelations created much surprise.  Since candidate Hall entered upon his political campaign to "work"  the workingmen, he has found it  necessary to announce himself as  tiie '"workman's candidate."  Mines  Real Estate  Insurance  Loans  Notary Public and Conveyancer.  Rents Collected on Commission.  CLEANING  AND  REPAIRING  HOUSES FOR SALK.  Houso and four nice lots, under cultivation,  Hume Addition.   Money in this.  Cottage, with modei 11 impio\ omenta, corner  of Victoiia and Hall stieots.  Residence and lots on Carbonate streets.  Some flno large lcsidenccs, with nice grounds,  on Lake street.  fcffl per month will rent furnished house on  Fiont stieet.   lots jnen salk.  ?2f>00 w ill buy house and 1 lots  ��2(KH\ill buy lot on Cajbonntc stieet  SJ200 will buy lot on Baker street  goodwill puithat-e 3 nice lots, Mill street corner, easy terms.  Loth in various pails of the town.  Money to lend afc 7 per cent on central Tbus-  inesiS piopeities with easy pa j men Is.  Owneis list jour properties, I have purcliaseis.  All first-class mining Hocks bought and sold.  Ward Bros.  REAL ESTATE AND  INSURANCE AGENTS  Fine Tailoring  YOUR OWN GOODS MADE UP  OLD CLOTHES MADE GOOD AS NEW  ARTHUR GEE  Opposite Clarke Hotel.  MERCHANT TAILOR  Palace n/|eatn/|ar^et  Headquarters  for all kinds of  Fresh and Cured Meats.  A feature will be mado of the poultry and  gamo trade. They will always bo on hand during their season.  J. L.  PORTER, Prop.  109 Josephine St., between Baker and Vernon.  Telephone 159. s <  Contracting Painters, Decointors,Pttperhangets.  Full lino of wn.ll pajvr, mouldings, otc,   ICalso-  nuning and Tinting.   Stnctlj flrst-class work.  Estimates furnished^   Residence Mill Street,  Opposite School Houso  NELSON, B. C.  INCORPORATED 1670.  X  Only give us the-hint-'that you require'Blinds,  Curtains dr. .Carpets and we- will be glad to give you  estimates, make" all measurements, and when'.purchased  pufin place, saving you all the-worry and trouble.- V  .    .We make ancl put  up -Blinds, any'.size, at'prices  that will catch the trade. ���      '  ffl  manner  'p^.  m  ���     ^   All Carpets sewn and laid, in a first-class  without extra charge. ' ' '    -  "'We  close  our  year-May 31st, and to reduce our  stock, offer-during the week' May 14th to 19th, special  1 bargains in our Carpet department  ,-/     English" Brussels  Carpet  from  $1.10. to $1.50.  New colorings and designs.  "-.      Wool., and'  Union -Carpets, reversible, from 35c  per'yard,-  Special prices on Archway Curtains.  Our Derby Curtain at $3.50 per pair is a snap.  Rich Placer Ground.  A Ohesaw, "Washington, dispatch  says thafc Mr. Quinn, who owns half  of tiie -Cracker Jack placer claim,  made-ouc-of theridiest findsof the  district. He has been workiug the  upper of the Cracker- Jack, and  when he reached bed-rock the nuggets- wero found.. They ranged  from small ones of a few dollars up  to , one of $G0. Chesaw - is very  much excited, and the work on the  other placer claims'. 611 Mary , Ann  creek' is beiug pushed with'additional energy. Mr. Jackson is the  owner of the other half of tho  claim, but he has not.yet been  working'ori fche bed.-rock.  Agents for J, & J. TAYLOR SAFES  Bogustown)   Fairview   Addition.  A.��SHERW00D  REAL ESTATE  INSURANCE AND  GENERAL AGENT  W. Starmer Srt)ith & Go,  PAPER HANGER, GLAZIER.  PAINTER,, ETC.  CHIMNEY SWEEPING  Offloo Ward StrooS Opposite Opera Honse  IN ALL  TIIE LATKSTJ  STYLUS  Dressmaking  mrs. Mclaughlin  Josephine &lrcet, iicai Baker,  Fruit and Ornamental Trees  Rhododendrons, Rotes, Fancy Evergreens  Magnolas, Ilulbs, new crop tested beeds, for spring  planting. Larcebb and most complete stock in  Westei n Canada. Call and make your selections  or send for catalogue. Addrebs at tho nursery  grounds and greenhouse. -  __ ___ - .        M. J. HENRY, _'   -   -ism w^nntminflter Road. Vancouver". B. G.  Saw&  IVlills, Limited  Are prepared to furnish by rail, barge or teams  Dimension Lumber, Rough and Dressed  Lumber, Local and Coast Ceiling*, Local and  Coast Flooring", Double Dressed Coast Cedar,  Rustic, Shiplap, Stepping, Door Jambs, Pine  and Cedar Casings, Window Stiles, Turned  Work, Band-sawing, Brackets, Newel Posts,  Turned Veranda Posts, Store Fronts, Doors,  Windows and Glass.  Get prices before purchasing elsewhere  Office Gorner tjall ar)d Front Streets  Factory Hall Street Crossing C. P. R. Track  Mills Hall Street Wharf  First door west '  of Bank of British  Columbia building.  Baker Street  istiiiig Season of 190  m  . We are selling the fishing tackle which entices  the fish. We have the  most complete line of flies  and trolling baits.  See our fishing rod complete with line, leader,  reel, and flies for $5.  Charles D. J. Christie  -     GENERAL BROKER  ��� i doors west of Dominion Express office, '���  P. O, Box 523., Phones: Office U7, Houso 152  -   '    FOR KENT  Three, six and seven room houses  POP. SALE AT A BARGAIN  �� room house and 2 lots    .  '8.room hoiite. furnishod, itnd 2 corner lots  -  Also several good lots,, " ���  INSURANCE.  LOANS.  GENERAL BROKER  Canada Brag & Book  . Three dwelHnp;. houses for sale on easy terms.  One lot  on   Stanley   street, opposite Royal  hotel, for salo at a bargain.  Ono seven-roomed house and one three-room  houso foe rent.*  See ANNABLE  E. P. Whedley, J. P.  NOTARY PUBLIC  St. JOSEPH'S SCHOOL  ���,  NELSON. B.C.  A boarding andday school conducted by the  Sisters of St, Joseph of Pence. It is siUiatedat  thecorner of Mill and Josephine streets in ono of  the best residential portions of N'eison, and is  cusily accessible from aU parts of tho cily.  The course of study includes tho fundamental  and higher branches of thorough English education: JJiisfncss courso���bookkeeping, .stenography and typewriting. Scienco course���music;  vocal and instrumental, drawing, oto. Plain art  and needlework, etc.  _ For tonus and particulars apply to tho Sister  Superior. , ��� _- <  Kootenay Steam Laundry  BLOMBERG & SWEBBEfy!   ���  .    * PItOPIUKTORS' *  The only steam laundry in" Nelson employing'union labor  Customs Sale by Auction  9 *  ToJ)e_soldby public_auction-under_theprovisions-���|  of the Customs Act at  Nelson, B. O.,; in front of' *  Customs House, on. Thursday* May 17th, 1900, at 2;  p. m.f the following goods which have been forfeited;:  or which are in default for payment of. duties under."  the Customs Laws, vis:   Packages of general mer--  chandise, &c.? &c.,' 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. ",..������  : _ GEOBGE JOHN3TONE, Collector of Customs.,  Dated-at-Nelson, B.C., 8th day of May, 1900,    ~    . " ���  CHAS. A, WATERMAN & CO., Auctioneers.  A. LARSON, Manag*@p  NELSON  NELSON  LABORERS'   UNION.  Al, the rcffiilai meeting of (ho Nelson Laborers'  Protective (riiion, held on Monday evening. Aluy  71 li, il, was decided io leave liio initiation fee for  members ut our dollar for another thirty days.  Tho toamsierK, brickyard labor-rs and mill tucti  of the eity are respectfully invited to affiliate  with the union, P. V. SHACJCLNTON,  Secretary.  Office with C. W. West & Co., corner Hall and  Jirtker streets.  City office of the Nelson Sodawatcr Factory.  Corporation of. the City of Kelson  COURT   Of   REVISION.  Notice is hereby Kivon that tho Court of Revision of Iho City of Xcfcon, for the purpose of  henrint; all complaints against the amassment  for tbe year Jfjoi) will be held in tho city hall, Nelson, on .Monday, June 4th. J.'XX), at 10 o'clock a.ni.  AV, JE. WASSON,  Acting Clerk.  Nelson, May 1st, 1900  BLAOKSMITHING  AND,;EXPERT  HORSESHOEING  WagOB repairing promptly attended do by a  Sret-class wheelwright.  Special attention given to all kinds of repairing and custom work from outside points.  Shop:  Hall St.. between Baker and Vemon  Head Office at '  2TELSON,-B. O.  Wholesale and Retail  lers in  s  ATTENTION,   MINERS!  iiKconte&t; oneda  _  one hundred and fifty dollars, Kaslo,  Drilling contest; one down hole, for purse of  ..... ...        ..   .     ^  ,   ,        ��� -~ ,  , ...ay 24th.  Ikiitrios close May 17th. Kor particulars, address,  W. J. DAVKNPoltT,  Secretary Celebration Committee.  "    notice!  Notice is hereby given that the differences existing between F..I. Bradley & Co. ond the Nelson Painters' Union havc been sutitfactorily ad  jUHtod. J. H. MATHESON,  Secretary Nelson Trades and Labor Council.  Markets at Nelson, Rossland, Trail, Kaslo, Ymir, Sandon, Silverton, New  Denver, Revelstoke, Perguson, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade City, Midway, and Vancouver.  Mail Orders Promptly Forwarded  t  AM KINDS OF  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESAIJ1 AND RETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  A  E. C. TRAVES, Manager'  I CARKPIII. AND PROMPT A'TOinwrmitT       *"*  Baker Street, Nelson  ORMIR8 BY MAIL KKCIGIVE CABBFUL AND PBOJHPT ATTENTION. THE TRIBUNE: NELSON B.C., THURSDAY, MAY 17, 1900  3  BANK OF MONTREAL  CAPITAL, all paid up..$12,000,000  BEST     6.000,000  Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal ...President  Hon. George A. Drummond Vice-President  K. S. Clouston General Manager  NELSON7 BHANCn  Corner Baker and Kootonay Streots.  Branches in  Chicago, and all  London (England) New York,  11 The principal cities in Canada.  THE BANK OF  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  NELSON  Buy and sell Sterling Exchange and Cable  Transfers.  Grant Commercial and Travelers' Credits,  .available in any part of the world.  llrafts Issued, Collections Made, Etc.  Savings Bank Branch  CUKKI3NT KATK OK INTBKKST PAID.  GREATEST   WOBK   OF   THE   AGE  In point of magnitude aud cost  the Trans-Siberian railroad is certainly the greatest engineering  work of the age. The total cost of  the railway will be $500,000,000, of  which about $295,000,000 has been  .already expended. It is considered  that this lavish outlay is justified  by the fact that the work, when  completed, will make available the  resources of a country whose wealth  has never been told.  According to the official statistics, Siberia has a total area of  . 5,.'W3,333 square miles. It is liberally watered by some of the finest  rivers in the world. Tiie total aijea  of land that is capable of agricultural development is tibout 20,000  square miles, and the soil of these  sections consists of a deep layer of  black loam. A total of about 1(5,-  500 acres of laud has already been  ���colonized, and the government is  now parcelling out ��� the prairies  through whicli the line runs, with  the confident expectation that  Siberia will become one of the most  powerful competitors iu the world's  ���supply of wheat. For the immediate future it is ex2)ectod that the  new settlers will devote themselves  'chiefly to cattle raising, which so  i'.ir, has proved to be profitable  The official estimate of the mineral wealth of Sibera is remarkable  reading, for it would indicate that  this mysterious country is, niineral-  ly speaking, one of the richest in  the world. North of the Aral sea  and mountains the land is rich iu  lead, silver, copper aud gold. Sev-.  oral rangosr of the Altai'nSountains  aro known to be rich in. gold, copper  urt*, - and"- minor precious stones.  Avhile the varieties of porphyry and  jasper, kuowu by the name of this  jange, have an established rpputa-  l ion. Extensive deposits of. coal  aro found in tho Kusneiz region. It  rectus that is far eastern Siberia  i ho mountain ranges are equally  i ich in silver, copper, iron, coal and  graphite, while the gold fields of  i astern Siberia ,are known to be  particularly promising. Elsewhere,  i oui and naphtha have been developed, while the coastline of eastern  ���Siberia has yielded good results to  1 he gold washers.  Is now prepared to issue Drafts and  Letters of Credit on Skaguay, U. S.,  Atlin, B. C, and Dawson City, If. W. T.  Roberts, dated Kroonstadt, Sunday,  May 13th, giving the correspondence between lord Roberts and pre-  'sident   Kruger,    relative    to    the  alleged   ill   treatment   of   colonial  prisoners.   The   Transvaal's   reply  was to the effect that there was no  difference in the treatment of the  prisoners, and that only a few who  had  controverted  martial  law,  or  tried to escape, or who, it had been  suspected,   might   try   to    escape,  had been placed in jail for security.       Otherwise   they had   been  treated like other prisoners of war.  Regarding entei'ic  fever, the   government of the  Transvaal  said  it  was    prevalent  among    the    civil  population  as well  as among  the  prisoners, and every remedial measure had been taken.   Lord Roberts  replied  April   22nd   that   he Avas  glad to receive president Kruger's  assurances, and pointed out that no  difference was made by the British  authorities in regard to Boer prisoners against whom there might be  reasonable   ground    for   suspicion  that they might try to  escape, adding   that   such   exceptions   gave  room for abuse by officials without  the knowledge of the authorities.  Tne Boers' Teachers.  The Boers, says a veteran  engi-  Imperial Bank of Canada  HEAD   OFFICE, TORONTO.  Capital Authorized  Capital Paid up  Rest  $2,500,000  $2,391,863  $1,554,710  ADDRESS AND PLATFORM  D. R. Wilkie, General Manager.  : B. Hay, Inspector.  Nelson Branch���Burns Block, 221 Baker Street  J. M. LAY, Manager.  BOW HE WON   THE   V.  C.  In  the   current  number  of   tho  '.British  Medical Journal  Frederick  'Treves writes a vivid description of  i ho battle of Colenso, and of the  manner in which major Baptie won  'tho Victoria Cross.   lie observes?  The    .batteries     were     moving  towards the  river  with the  usual  - J��ritish-uuconcern,-and-in the quiet  of ti summer's morning.   Suddenly  ithere was poured upon tliem  from  t he shelter of a mimosa wood such  ;i torrent of lead that in  a few mo-  p.ienfcs there was scarcely a horse or  a man standing.   The  men  faced  the wood as only a  British soldier  can face death.   Near by the  guns  wits a donga, aud into this many of  the   Avounded   had crawled.     The  galloper who took up the news of  1 iio disaster reported the need of  help for the  injured.    To this call  major Baptio at once"responded as a  volunteer.    He  rode down to this  rtfemo.    lie might as well  have  rideu before a row of targets  during the smartest moment of rifle  practice. Throe times was his horse  shot under him before he reached  the donga.    Here, in the face  of a  galliug fire, he dragged the wounded  into shelter, and a,little later-he  ventured out under a rain of, lead  U> bring iu lieutenant Roberts,' who  -was lying in tbe open desperately  wounded.    For some seven hours  Baptie kept by the wounded in the  shallow   donga, no  one daring  to  lift a head above the edge of the  dip.    He alone had a water bottle,  and he doled  Out what water he  had in a 00-minim measuring glass.  Ho also was able to relieve pain by  morphine, aud sheltered  poor Roberts' face from the scorching  sun  by  holding above it a   letter he  chanced to have in  his  pocket.    It  ���vas not uutil darkness was setting  in that it was possible to venture  from the scant shelter the donga  provided.  Usage of British Prisoner.*.  London, May 15.���The war office  jjas published a dispatch from lord  neer in the Cassell's Magazine, would  be as helpless as babes were, it not  for the skilled  foreign  engineering  corps that teaches them how to dig  their trenches, where to place their  shelters, as well as liowto construct  positions for their big  guns, where  they cannot be discovered by the  enemy, but  the  greatest  value  of  these    foreigners   is    undoubtedly  their   knowledge   of   constructing  trenches, of which there are three  kinds mostly in use in this present  war.   One sort for the men lying  down, that can be made by iufantry  in a few minutes; another for men  kneeling while a third is  made for  ��� standing     in.    This     last   ��� takes  about   three   horns to make   and  gives good cover against artillery  firing shrapnel. ���  But when shell  with high explosive," like our lyddite, is, used, an-overhead cover is  necessary to protect the men from  the   splinters.      This   roof   covers  three parts of the trench and is  made  with timbers "supported  on  props, and covered first with faggots and then  heaped with  earth.  Under this the men can quietly sit  while   the   artillery   is    pounding  away, but when the enemy's infantry come, to the attack the men  stand   in   the trenches and blaze  away over the- edge, whicli obstacles aro placed in front to prevent  the   trenches   being carried   by a  rush,   especially   at   night.    These  obbtacles     bave      to      be      prepared   with   great   care,   so   that  thoy do not mark the position of  the trenches and draw the enemy's  lire.  Trees cut down and interlaced  with wire have always been thought  excellent, while the present war has  brought in  a device of   a barbed  wire entanglement, that is of two  sorts���high and low.-    The low-are-  difficult enough to run oyer, being  made of stout pegs, .about a foot  high, driven into ihe ground, with*  the tops connected by wire, checker-  wise;    the   liigh   are    a    regular  stopper, with posts four feet high,  aiul wires fastened<fi*om the tops to  the bottoms in a crisscross  sort of  maze.    There are also plain barbed  wire fences such as were used at  Magersfontein.   When within easy  range of the trenches they are useful enough, for when the enemy's  infantry stand up, to climb them or  to cut them, they can be shot down  like sheep.  this place, and it is not far from  here where the ruins of that famous stronghold, Fort Prince of  "Wales, are falling into innocuous  desuetude. The company's ships,  the Lady Head and the Erik, call  there once a year from England,  bringing out supplies and taking  home furs, and the system of English currency is still used there, as  in many other of���-< the company's  northern districts. It is easy to  understand, therefore, how closely  the inhabitants would fuel in touch  with the mother country in her  present trouble. The amount subscribed has been duly forwarded to  the treasurer of o the fund at  Ottawa, J". M. Courtney, deputy  minister of finance.  To the Electors of Nelson Riding, West Kootenay District:  Gentlejikn���In requost to numerously signed  requisitions asking me to bo a candidate for the  Provincial Legislature at tho forthcoming election I have consented to enter the contest as an  Independent Liberal. I have the honor, therefore,  to solicit yourvotesandinfluence, and if elected I  shall do my utmost to secure for the province  honest, economical and progressive government.  A brief outline of some of the principles which  I think should be embodied in legislative acts i.s  given below. I have the honor lo be, gentlemen,  your obedient servant,  GEORGE A. B. HALL.  TRIBUTE TO FRENCH CANADIANS.  Bloemfontein Friend.  Canada has bided her time, and  on February 27th sent in the most  magnificent answer that the once  criminal folly of a mother country  ever.failed to r deserve. As though  the land of the maple leaf had  wished to press home our injustice  and the unswerving loyalty, of all  races of the Dominion, she sent as  the first company of her. detachment��� that company which suffered  most in wiping.away for the mother 1  country a 19-year-old stain���a  body of men that spoke no language but French, obeyed its orders  in French and collected its decimated ranks in the grey dawn of  that famous morning with a whispered "Vive la Reine."  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  Neelands' Building, Baker Street.  FRED J. SQUIRE, Manager.  MQYIE~lLOTS  FOR   SALE.  1. The principle of eight hours constituting a  legal day s work should ue recognized and strictly  enforced.  2. Steps should immediately be taken through  tho proper channel to prevent the immigrat on  into this country of Chinese und Japanese  laborei 8.  3. Two dollars and fifty cents per day should be  the minimum wage of unskilled labor throughout the province on allgovernment works.  1. "A fair wage" bill.should be introduced requiring the payment of standard wages on all  works to which the province contributes subsidies  or aid in any form.  5. The establishment of a labor bureau under  the direction of a minister of the crown whose  duty it shall bo, among other things, to collect  labor statistics, and to act as a mediator between  employers and workmen in all cases of all actual  or threatened strikes with power to call and examine witnesses, and compel disclosure of all  material facts in connection with such disputes.  , _. il believe that trunk roads should be built  and.maintained by the government, and encouragement given-to miners to extend those roads.  Such works should be directed by competent  govcrnmentengineers. Where trails aro required  to single or small groups of claims, tho cost of  such trails, if built by the claim owners on the  approval and under tho direction of a government inspector or engineer, shall apply as assessment upon tho claims.  7. 'Government ownership of all telegraph  systems and railways, where practicable, by construction or purchase.  8. -The establishment of technical schools for  metalliferous miners, in connection with smelters, at different points in tho province.  9. To draw the attention of capitalists and investors to British Columbia as a desirable centre  for profitable mining operations, by suitable advertisement and by the appointincnt of special  agents at London and elsewhere, whose services  shall be free and equally available for all owners  of British Columbia property.  10. To encourage the establishment at different  points in British Columbia of (a) steel and iron  works, (b) ship building yards, (c) additional  smelters and refineries.  11. The retaining of the resources of the province as an asset for the benefit of the people and.  taking effective measures to prevent the alienation of the public domain excepting to actual  settlers or for bona fide business orindustrial  purposes, thus putting an owl. to the practice of  speculating in the same."   f.^.   ��  12. The taking of active measures for the systematic exploration of the province,. including a  government survey of tho province by sections  and the preparation of accurate and cheap maps  in accordance with such survey.  13. The interests of the province cm be best  served by permanent civil .service, appointments  to which should be made by reason ot meiit and  not of political influence.  li. AU unoccupied lands in the province should  be open to bona tide settleis at fair prices, which  shall be decided upon by government land agent  or valuator and better facilities should be given  for acquiring small areas for the establishment  of market gardens and homesteads.  15. Where mineral claims are held bv joint  owners, and where one or more of such ov. nors  refuse to contribute towards the annual assessment work provision should be made in the  Mineral Act for the sale of the inteicstoi such  delinquent ownei s.  Ifi. The abolition of the depesit by candidates  for the legislature.  17. Redistribution of the constituencies on an  equitable basis.  A FULL LINE OF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  local and coast.  Flooring  local and coast.  Newel Posts  Stair Eail  Mouldings  Shingles  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  ., of all kinds.  IF WHAT YOU WANT IS NOT IN STOCK  WK WILL MAKE IT FOR YOU  CALL AND GET PRICES.  J. A. Sayward  HALL AND LAKE STREETS, NELSON  Porto Rico Lumber Go.  (LIMITED)  ' ���  AMERICAN  AND  EUROPEAN  PLANS  Wholesale  Houses  NELSON  B.C.  MEALS  25  CENTS  ROOMS LIGHTED BY ELECTRICITY  AND HEATED BY STEAM  25 CENTS TO $1  J.  Successors to  A. DEWAR& CO.  321 to 331 Baker Street, Nelson.  QUEEN'S HOTEL  BAKER STREET. NELSON.  Lighted by Electricity and Heated with Hot Air.        ,  jERATED and mineral waters.  qiHORPE & CO., LIMITED.-Corner Vernon  ���*��� and Cedar streets, Nelson, manufacturers  of and wholesale dealers in aerated waters and  fruit syrups. Sole agents for Halcyoh Springs  . mineral water.   Telephone GO. ,  ASSAYERS*   SUPPLIES;  XXT F. TEETZEL & CO.-Corner Baker and  " ���   Josephine streets. Nelson, wholesale dealers in   assayers  supplies.  Agents for Denver  Fire Clay Co. of Denver. Colorado.  ~                      CIGARS.  TTOOTENAY   CIGAR   MANUFACTURING  **���  CO.-Corner Baker and Hall streets. Nelson, manufacturers of "Royal Seal" and "Koote-  nay Belle" brands of cigars. >  COMMISSION MERCHANTS.  TT J. EVANS & CO.���Baker street, Nelson,  ���*-��������   wholesale    dealers   in   liquors,    cigars,  cement, Are brick and Are clay, water pipe and  steel rails, and general commission merchants.  ELECTRICAL   SUPPLIES.        "  KOOTE NT AY ELECTRIC SUPPLY & CON-  STRUCTION COMPAN Y-WholcsMedeal-  crs in telephones, annunciators, bells, batteries,  fixtures, etc., Houston block. Nelson.  o     FLOUR AND FEED.  BRACKMAN-KER   MILLING   COMPANY  ���Cereals   "' ~    -     ���        -  Large comfortable bedrooms and  flrst-olass  dining-room. Sample rooms for commercial men.  Rough and  Dressed  Lumber  Shingles  Mouldings  A-t-White Pina Lumber Always in  Stoc^.  We carry a complete stock of  Coast Flooring, Ceiling, Inside Finish, Turned Work, Sash and Doors.  Special order work will receive  prompt attention.  RATES $2 PER DAY  Grain, Hay.   Straight or  to  all   Kootenay. Points.  fVJrs. E. C. Clarke, Prop.  LATE OP THE ROYAL HOTEL, CALGARY  P.  DID  FRESH  YOU   SEE  Curran's New  lOe  Schooners  COOL  TRY   ONE;   OH,   MY I  Stylish Checks,  Porto Rico LumberOo. Ltd.  Contractors and Builders  WILL DO WELL TO  Buy Their Lumber  AT  G. 0. Buchanan's  The only Good   Beer in  Nelson  CLUB HOTEL  . Flour,  mixed cars'shipped  Grain elevators at all principal points on Calgary-  Kdmonton R. It. Mills at Victoria, New Wcst-  minster. and Edmonton, Alberta.  rpAYLOR   FEED &   PRODUCE   CO.-Baker  ���*���   street.   Nelson   (George   F.   Motion's old ���  stand).   Flour', Feed, Grain, Hay and Produce.  Car lots a specialty.   Correspondence solicited.  Phone 26. -    FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  BURNS &   CO.���Baker  street.   Nelson,  wholesale dealers in freehand cured meats.  Cold storage. :.   .. ���  GROCERIES.  MACDONALD & CO.-Corner Front and  Hall streets, v. wholesale grocers and  jobbers in blankets, gloves, niitts, boots, rubbers,  mackinaws and miners'sundries,  OOTENAY SUPPLY   COMPANY,   LIMI-  TED���Vernon   street. Nelson,   wholesale  grocers.  JOHN CHOLDITCH & CO.-Front street, Nel-  son, wholesalo grocers.  '���Ri R. STEWART & CO.���Warehouses on C. P. '  x ���   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 & CO.���Front street, Nelson.  �� ��� wholosale dealers in provisions, cured  meats, butter and eggB.  A.  IV|adden House  Baker and Ward  Streots, Nelson  Distance No Barrier.  How far reaching is the influence  of the present patriotic fervor, the  following letter received by the  Hudson's Bay Company will show,  says au eastern exchange:  "To the commissioner of the Hudson's Bay Company, Winnipeg.  Sir���I beg to enclose you a bill of  $38, being the amount contributed  here in aid of the sufferers by the  war in South Africa. In giving  our small contributions, we have  been moved principally by a desire  to associate ourselves with the  cause, and so we shall be perfectly  satisBed if what we give is made to  relieve iu any way the wants of the  sufferers of the war.  Alex Milne,  'Officer in Charge.  York Factory,   February   12th,  1900.  York Factory is the head post of  the district of York Factory, on the  west coast of Hudson's Bay, and is  of considerable historic interest.  The earliest records of the Hudson's  Bay Company are associated with j  Lot  Lot  Lot  Lot  9  9  11  7  Block 1  Block 5  Block 6  Block 7  Cash Offer  j-      Fop  J All Four  ADDRESS    '  W. F. Teetzel, Nelson.  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  J.  Manufacturers of - and  dealers in Hnrnoab, Pack  and Stock Saddles. Apara-  jocs Collars, Bridles nnd  Whip-!.  Nelson Harness  Hall Street, Nelson.  LAND NOTICE.  ' Notice is hereby given, that after one month I  will make application* to the Chief Commissioner  of Lands ami Works to pmehase one bundled  and iixty aoi ch of land in the District of West  Kootenay, in the Province of British Columbia,  situated on the wefet si<lc of Kootenay lake, on  Boulder creek, about two miles *>ou! h of Balfour-  . Commencing at Initial Post marked ���'John Rurk,  N: E, Corner," thence west sixty-four chains,  thence fcouth twenty-live chains, thence cast  sixty-four chains, thence north twenty-live chains  to the Initial Post,  JOHN BURK.  Dated at Nelson this 7th day of April, 1000,  Notice of Application'for a  Certificate of Improvements.  Bhokijn Rua. Mj.vkku. Claim, mtuatkin the  Ai.vswomh Mixing Diwbio.v ov Wia>r  Koo'ii;nvv DisrmOT, aki> i,oca'u-,t> aiioui*  two Mii.no sobrinvKhi* or Aixawoimr, ai>-  .fOIXI.VU TJiKAliKANriAb, U-VITiU) ANJJ U.S'iO.V  Mini'.kal Claims.  Take notice that I, R. E. Young, Ucting as,  agent for E. J. Roberta, free miner's certilicitc  special Xo. 081, and Anna C. Buckley, freo  miner's certificate No. B. 11397) free miner's certificate No. U. 13,4ifS, intend, sixty days from the  date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for  a certificate of improvements, for ihe pui pose o  obtaining a crown grant of ihe above claim.  And further take notice that action, under see  tion 37, mufct be commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated tliis 2tth day of April, A. P., 1900.  R. K. YOUNG, P.L.8.  Nelson  lee  Company  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DtiALKKS IN  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.  A large 'slock'of tlrstnilass dry material on  hand, also a full line of sash, doors, mouldings,  turned work, etc.^  Factory Work % Specialty  Yard.)   Foot of Hendryx street, Nelson  Telephone. 91    Jof]!!   RgB,   AgBHt  INur<sery    Stock:  From the 12th to the 15th instant  I expect to receive from the celebrated Northern Nursery of J. C,  StockweJJ, Esq., Danville, province  of Quebec, a consignment of 850  three-year old apple tiees of the  following, varieties: "Duchess,"  "Alexander," "Yellow Transparent,", "Fameuse" or snow apple,  "Wealthy," "Scotts Winter,"  "Lonfield," "Ostrakoff" and  "Martha;" (one of the largest and  best crabs.) , Also about 50 dozen  of the best varieties of Gooseberries,  Currants, (white, black" and red,)  Raspberries, (red and red,) &e., &c,  They are shipped here direct with a  car of dairy cows and are sure to  arrive iu good order and give satisfaction; Trees are-ali "dormant;"  warranted alive and to leave out  well or to be replaced gratis in the  fall.  Apple trees (:i yeats old)     .00c. each.' ^(l.OO T>ox.  Small fruits    s, .Wc.   " 3.00   *'  Orders will be filled in the order  received.  ADDRESS   ^  A. McCALLUM, Kaslo, B. C.  The only hotel In Kelson that has remained  under one management since 1890.  Tho bed-rooms are well furnished and lighted  by electricity.  The bar is always stocked by the best dom s-  tlo and imported liquors and cigars.  THOMAS MADDEN, Proprietor.  B. C. HOTEL   ebie, b. c.  HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.  TT BYERS & CO.���Cornor Baker and Josephine  J-t- stroots. Nelson, wholesale dealers in hard-  Agents for Giant  ware and mining supplies,  Powder Co.  First-class in every respect.  Choicest! wines,  liquors and cigars.   Every comfort for transient  and resident gueote. ,   <  HEADQUARTERS FtOR UNION MEN.  JOSEPH CAMPBELL, Proprietor.  ijeHTedamatWjsla  Vernon Street, Nelson.  LAWRENCE HARDWARE COMPANY-  Baker St., Nelson, wholesale dealers in  hardwaro and mining supplies, and water and  plumbers' supplies.   VANCOUVER HARDWARE COMPANY  LIMITED-Baker street. Nelson, wholesale  dealers in hardwaro and mining supplies, plumbers and tinsmiths' supplies. Agnnts Ontario  Works.   LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.     ~  mURNER, BEETON & CO.-Corner Vernon  and Josephine streets,  Nelson,  wholesale  "s.   An   Cal-  dealers_in liguors,cigarsanddrygoods.   Agente  for Pabst Brewing Co. of Milwaukee and  gary Brewing Co. of Calgary.   PAINTS   AND   OILS.  NELSON  HARDWARE COMPANY-Baker  Street-Wholesale  and   brashes  Kootenay.      ._-  dealers in paints, oils,  of all kinds.    Largest stock in  '    POWDER, CAPS AND" FUSE.  HAMILTON POWDER COMPANY-Baker  street. Nelson, manufacturers of dynamite,  sporting, atumpiijg and black blasting powders,  wholesale dealers In caps'and fuse, ana electric  blasting apparatus.   AND DOORS.  AND   PLANING   MILLS.  LIMITED-Corner Front and Hall btrectfe.  Nelson, manufacturers of and wholesalo dealers  in sash and doors; all kinds of factory work made  -to order. i-  SASH  XTELSON_ SAW  o  MOKE  ROYAL SEAL  AND  KOOTENAY BELLE   CIGARS  UNION MADE  T  M. VINCENT  Baker Street.  Portland, Oregon, Postoffice Box 464  ICE  General agents for Mirror Lake Ice Company.  Tee delivered in aiy part of tho city. Ofllce afc  Grand Central Hotel, Vernon and Ward streets  Phone 118.  P. O. box 139.  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.  Flowers arjd  Plants  Palms "it feet hi^h. .lOil rose, pol grower in  SjMaiicliut. A choice collection of hou-,0 and  bedding plants. ThouhAiiiN to ������elect from. Cut  ilourrh and dcigni. Inspection invited. Tho  Nclnoii Given ifoiihc, Front Htrect, two block1* .  citt or whuif. ��. aleCRKATH.  Oniert by mail promptly filled.  Hard Coal  Anthracite  GREAT REDUCTION  $9.85!&'sKcst   $6.15  DELIVERED  "T 0, W,_ West & Co.  Kootenay   Coffee   Co*  NELSON, B. C.  Coffee roasters and doalers in Tea and Coffee.  Offer fresh roasted coffco of boat quality as  follows:  Java and Arabian Macha, per pound......$   40  Java and Mocha Blend, 3 pounds.......... 1 00  Fino Santos, i pounds  1 00  Santos Blend, 5 pounds  1 00  Our Special Blond, 6 pounds...  1 00  Our Rio Roast, (3 pounda .^1 00  A trial order solicited.   Salesroom 2 doors e&ei>  of Oddfellows block. West Haker,��treot.  MO N E Y TO LO AN  AT 7 PER CENT  ON BUSINESS PROPERTY  Apply G. L, LENNOX. Solicitor, Nelson B. C  NOTICE.  Not ice i>i hereby given that I intend hj apply nt  the IW meeting of tho Board of License C'om-  inishionci's for the City of Nulson hi-M thirty d��j��>  after the (lull! heivol.for to.no I" transfer the  Hlciii.(< hou hold In uic for �� kiIooii known ns  the Atlmbiw.i s,iloiin, -)ttiati> on the southeast  (orner of U.ikcr nnd Kool(.im> "-tu-uK Nelson,  li. ('..bring on lot 1, blink I.', in NYlson ufoio  s.iid, to I'atiick J, Uii-.sell. in trust for tljoAUm-  biinca Hotel ConiiMiiy, Limited.  H'itneh.1, P. K. Wiij��>.v. J IB. NkklaNMS.  D.��t��i tlus 1 ith day of April. MQ0.  kootenay Cigar Mfg. Co.  STKrBO.V, BKITISH COLUMBIA  R. REISTERER & CO'  imEWKWi AND BOTTLERS 0*"  FINE LAQER BEER, ALE,  AND PORTER  TENTS   AND   AWNINGS.  NELSON TENT AND AWNING FACTORY-  Bakcr street, Nelson. Manufacturers of all  kinds* of tents, awnings and canvas goods.  P. O. Box 70.   Theo. Madson, proprietor.  WINES AND CIGARS.  CALIFORNIA WINE COMPANY,, LIMITED���Corner Front and Hall streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers in wines (case and bulk)  and domestic and imported cigars.  . _._���_____��� _  CHARLES JPAIUIRR���Mining awl milling engineer.   West Btiker faired. Nelson.  -7v^  TEATEENAL   SOCIETIES.  NELSON LODOE, NO. 23, A. K. & A_ M.  Moots second Wednesday in eoeh month.  Scjonming brethren invited. ���    -       ���  KNIGHTS OK PYTHIAS���Nelson Lodge, No',  25, Knights of Pj thias, meets in I. O. O. V.  Hall, oorner Baker and Kootenay streots, every        Vi! ' ���  Tuesday evening; at 8 o'clock,  cordially invited to attend.  fc 8.   Leonard Scott, C. C.  {siting KnishU  R. G. Joy. K. of R.  NELSON L. O. L., No. 1G92, meets in I. O. O. F.  Hall, corner Baker and Kootenay streets,  1st and 3rd   Fridav of  brethern cordially invited.  each  month.   Visiting  R. Robinson, W. M.  W. Crawford. RcCording-SoCrutary.   KELSON -SSR1E. Number 22, Fraternal Order  J" of Eaglos, moots every second and fourth  Wednesday ineach month ia Fraternity Hall.  Visiting brothron welcome. W. Go-.nelJ. Presi  dent.   Charles Pronscr, SooreUry.  Prompt and regular  delivery to tho trade  Brewery at Nelson  eison   wine   Co.  choice wines km mums,  Special attention given to family trade  Telephone- US  Baker street,  Nelnon. B.C. manages  Corporation City of Nelson  TENDEKS WANTED.  *  Sealed tcndcr.-i for suppl} ing the City of Nelson  with lumber for the remainder of tho year 1900  ���will be received by the undo!signed up to noon  cn Monday. May 7th, 1JKS0.  W. K WASSON, Acting City Clork.  Nel-ou, April 2fith. 1!W0.  LAND~if OTIOE  Notice is hereby given that after one month I  ���will make application U> the Chief Commissioner  .ot Lands and Wuiku to purchase fortj acre* of  land In tho dMuVt of We^t Kootenay m the  province, of British Columbia, situated on the  c.kst side of KonfcnKy lake, between Lockliart  aind Lufr.ince clocks an follows: Commencing  <ita t-ost on the beach iu*ifced "Initial Post John  Jjiudlaw's N. W. Coiner," Lhcneo ���toutherly along  ihe lake M eli.iiiw. thenoc easterly -'0 chains-,  tlicnoc norlhoily -*0 ihans, thenco uustcrly SO  tihaliirf to the place of beginning.  JOHN LAIDLAW.  Dated at Nolson, D. C  V.W.  Ibis 3rd da;  of April,  NOTICE   OF  The NcNoii plumber'!. ���  ��nion moetH every second and fourth Fridjiy at  , tlw Minora' Union hall at 8 p.m.  B. WEEKS, Secretary pro tern.  MEETING.  gas and htoam fitters'  TEADES   UNIONS.  ���VTKLSON MINERS' UNION NO. 00, W. F. of  i' M.���Meets in mlneiV union rooms, northeast corner Victoria and Kootenay i-trceUj, every  Saturday evening at R o'clock. VMUng members welcome, M. It. Mowutt, President. Jntnes  Wilkes, Secretary.   NELSON PAINTERS" UNION-The regular  meeting of the Painters' Union is hold  eveiy Wednesday t>\cniug at 7.:��t, in the Painters' Union hall, behind the Clarke hotel, T. O.  Skatbo, president.   Alfred Turner, secretary.  rpilADKS'AND LABOR COUNCIL.- The rcgu-  -��- lar meetings of the Nelson TradCb and l^ioor  Council will be held in the miners' union hall,  oorner of Victoria and Kootenay sticets, on the  ilrut and third Thursday of each month,, at  7.30 p. tn. G. J. Thorpe, President. J. H. Mnthe-  t-on. Secretary. ,   THE regular meetings of the Carpenters' Union  aro held on Wednesday evening of each  week, at 7 o'clock, in the Miners' Union hall cornor victoria and Kootenay streets. R. ltobiu-  wn. President,   Jnine-. Colling, Secretary.  BARBERS' UNION. -Nelson l'nion. No. W. of  the International Journeymen Harbor's Union of America, moots e\ cry tlr-t and third Monday of each month in Miner's Union Hull, corner  of Victoria and Kootonay htreets. al 8 30 p.m.  hlmrp. Visiting biolhcifi cordially in\itcd to  attend. J. H. Muthcbon, Piesfdent. W. S. Bel-  ville, Secretary,  LABORERS' UNION.-Nel-on  tectivo Union, No. SI'.'l, A. V.  laborers' Pro-           of 1... meets in  Miners' Union Ilali, norlhcnxi corner of Victoria  and Kootenny street*, on the first and thiid Monday of each month, at 8 p.m. shmp. Visiting  incinbuis of tho AiiK'iican Kednallon cordially  uiMlcd to attend. John Mullen, President.  Percy tahnkcltpn. Secietary.   CIGAR MAKERS" UNION meets 1st Tuesday  in o\eiy month in the W. K. M. hall.    Exec,  utivo board meets e'. ery Saturday.  BRICKLAYERS AND MASONS7"UNION."  The Bricklayers and Masons' International  l'nion No. 3 of Nelson meets seeond and fourth  Tucsdiu s in each month at Miners' Union ball  J. W. Etcher, tireriident; Joseph Clark, reooiding  and corrctjiOTUaiug secretary.  .-��a THE TKIBUNE:  NELSON, B. 0., THURSDAY MAT 17 1900  Rubber Gloves  FOR WOMEN AND MEN  Th.e proper thing for spring house-  cleaning and gardening  Furniture Polish  To make your Furniture look as good  as new, try our  "FRENCH FURNITURE POLISH."  W. F. Teetzel & Co.  Victoria Block, Corner Baker and Josephine Streets  DRUGS AND ASSAYERS" SUPPLIES  <���_�����_?���'�����'�����__'���__'���'__[��� <g-���_�����<__[��� <__��� ���>s-5frv&',S'S"Sva,a"S'vS"TS">  /^-k-8r-��"-'����.',*.'��^-^��--'K^-3rr . 0-0-0.0^9^S-0-\vt-0.0-0^.^  tt/  % Why are we so Busy  \ti at the present time?  Hf  iti  xti  iti  xti  iti  Hi  Ui  xti  xti  Ui  Hi  xti  Ui  iti  Hi  iti  iti  xti  iti  xti  B  E  C  A  U  S  E  We always have  Something" New  Something Original  Something* Attractive  Good Sellers and  Well Displayed  ^?/fr>-  We invite one and all to come and inspect our stock of latest goods.  All work done in the latest style and guaranteed.  Our Watchmaking and Jewelry Departments are unequalled in B.C.  Xti  Xti  xti  xti  xti  |; jjj Nelson. B. C.  *&  ���"25 __2?_9^-0^?0-0-0^0-0-0  Jacob Dover  xti  iti  iti  xti  iti  iti  xti  Ui  iti  xti  Hi  iti  xti  iti  iti  iti  iti  Ui  Ui  xti  Uf  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  CITY LOCAL NEWS  The Jeweler &  I  Our Clearance  of Dry Goods  Sale  is still on and will,be continued until alf is sold. Linen for skirts  at 10, 15, and 20 cents per yard; White "Dress Duck, regular 20c  goods, sale price i2hc per yard; regular 25c goods, sale price 16c;  White Pique at 15, 20 and 25 cents. A large range of Underskirts from $1 up.   All other dry goods sold at proportionate prices.  A. FERLAND & OO.  ' * ELLIOT BLOCK, BAKER STREET.  O'REILLV'S  PRIZE CONTEST  We will give a Ladies' Tailor-made Suit, valued at $15, to the  first person answering the following problem correctly, by letter:  - ��� A procession extending from O'REILLY'S STORE to the  Public School House, the distance being one-half mile, are traveling south up the Hall Mines Road. Our Messenger Boy starts  simultaneously with the rear of the procession to deliver a message to the head_of Jhe prqcessjon. 0_ returning he _ meets, the.  rear of the procession exactly at the public school house, and  returns back to O'REILLY'S. How far did he travel to and fro  and how much faster did he travel than the procession.  it is easy.   Figure it out and get a suit free. ,  MARTIN O'REILLY & CO.  Houston Block "    Dry Goods Merchants       Baker Street  IT  That i\e aie the lerogm/ccl loudeii in cnnjiiiK the clioiccHt  .uu! husi gitulos ef To.ts .md Oollee-,. This fact Iioh been  ihoioiiglily picnen by the public .ippicciation of the flume,  Vilm h Iras caused our s.ilus to inc.roa&o in tho above linos  fulh' j() pci ten!. To tlio-o who have not Inert our lcwlms  \w.ti*onhwns pleased to submit samples, .i/tor ulmtijoii  it.icWlj sue iiml jou hate been unjini? (be Mine for,in article  wliii b ldiiIiI not fora moment be uomp.it cd with it. Wenro  sine toplt.isc jou, .usourotock is complete and the best thai  monej oan buy.  tie  BAKER STREKT, XJ5LS0N, B. C.  A large consignment of the latest  styles of hats, union and custom  made.   Clothing   for bargains  at  BAKER STREET,  ��   a  NELSON.  CLOTHING   HOUSE.  Mr. Justice Drake made au order  to re-survey the Hume addition townsite, Macdonald & Johnson for applicants, Taylor & Hiin-  iiintjtoii contra. The matter of coinpensatinK  owners of lots whose property is damaged was  left in the hands of registrar Simpkins to determine the amount.  A   certificate   of   improvements  was issued yesterday to the Empress of India  Mining Company in respect, to the Empress mineral claim.  Application was made for security  yesterday in the suit of Traves vs. Miller. Plain-  till' was instructed to deposit ��251) within four  weeks as security for defendant's costs.  Tho Nelson hotel is still umler;  tha management of Steve White. 11. K. Smith v  hud taken over the business for the past couple  of days, but at the last moment, just befoie the  papers were signed, a hitch arose and the deal was  declared oH". Mr. Smith returned to Kamloops  last night.  Magistrate Crease presided at a  session of the provincial court yesterday, at  which Kdward Mobbs of Thirteen-mile. point  charged Michael Sullivan with tbe theft of three  bottles of whiskey. The evidence submitted did  not support Mobbs' allegation and the case was  dismissed with costs against plaintiff.  The gas company received a shipment of gas stoves valued at ��1500 yesterday.  A number of enthusiastic stamp  collectors have proposed the organisation of a  Philatelic club in Nelson. Among theprominent  collectors are J. Fred Hume, manager Fred Burnett of the gas company," ft.'AY. Day, George  Johnstone and Mrs. J. Roderick Robertson. Mr.  Burnett, who was for several years one of the  most prominent philatelists in Ontario, particularly as a specialist in rare Canadian issues, will  be pleased to discuss the matter with collectors.  Among the actions  entered for  trial at the county court on Monday is that of  Morrison vs. Brittania. Gold Mining Company.  The suit involves a lien filed against the Blue  \ Jay mineral claim situated near Hall Siding, to  recover ��350 claimed by plaintiff as wages Kvi-  dence in thoaciion was taken recently by commission in Montreal. Galliher & \Vil<on mc acting for plaintiff and Klliot & Lennie for defendant.  Rev. J.  Colter White,. M. A.; of  the Baptist church, has leased the residence of  J.' .1 ..Campbell, Hall .Minos road. Mr. Campbell  is moving to hi.s summer residence across the  lake. Mrs. White and family are expected here  from AArolf\ille, N. b. on Mondaj ne\t.  Rev.  William Munroe, the new  Congregational minister, -vmII make his initial  appearance in a Nelson pulpit on Sunday e\en-  ing, when he preaches at the Baptist church.  Charles Plowman. who has large  mining inteicsts in the Slocan, icturned yesterday from a visit to the old countiy. lie is sta>-  mg at the Hume.  Patrolman Smith left last night  for New AYcstminster with Goodicde. the man  who nasicccntly <ulnidged insane. He will be  away fom or fliedajs.  The establishment of a training.  school for nurses tn connection with the general  hospital h to be tarried into eflect at once. .Sec  reUiry Swannell of thp boaid of directors, is pse-  paied to leccivc applications for the \acancies  The principal roquneRicrits nte that the ladies  who apply shall be between the ages of of 21 and  _:> vears, and bo prcp.itcd to take the full couise  of training, which co\eri tvo je.ira.  Tiie Con tractors' Association has  leased the looms jn the Elliot "block forntoilj oc  cupiedbj the United States consulate.  The senior lacrosse club management fa in correspondence with (he Gteenvvood  club with a \iew to arranging a game at an eat Ij  date   The members are piacticing tegularly on  vthe recreation grounds?.  Tiie Kootenay Supply Company,  Tt holes Uokiocci 4, find ili.il, their present waic-  hottscon A'oinon stteot is inadequate to the m-  erea-mit demand*, of then btihines^ and are contemplating loirung the e\odiis of wholesalers to  Fi out street. Their present p]int is to erect n  tt.uelioiisp adjoining J. Y. Griflin & Co.'s new  premises. The new warehouse will be 41 by 110  feel, two stotics in height.- This, will give the  firm one of the most commodious; b'uldings in  the city. f  'The formal opening of the recent  addition to the genet al hospital takes place on  Tucwlay next.''when the house physician and  staff will be at home to eilwens geneially. The  Ladies Hospital Aid Society will berve refreshments from 1 to 5 o'u'ouk. Residents who haie  not visited the hospital since the new "wing was  eomplotcd are coidially^invited to inspect ihc  building on this occaMon,  Macdouald <fe Johnson, solicitors  for p],iiiilifl7 were granted leave jesterday io  amend their statement of claim in thcMiit of McKay is Philips, Taylor & Hanmiigton, defendant's solicitors, securing cpsUjpf_apphcition.   Iu the   matter of Thurston vs.  Tattci sail, Flhol & Lennie applied ) estcrday to  h.u e the bill of costs as ta\ed by the icgi��tr,ir  incicised bycomeifoO. Mr. jusLicc Diakegranted  an increase of $2.02. assessing costs of applica  tion, $5, to applicants.  Horatio   F.   Forrest.   C. E.,  Jate  manager of the Great North west Cential mil way  of MamlobA teccntly taken over by the C. P. It.  ns in tho city.   Mr. Forrest has a government  mission in connection with the inspection of rail  roads in fie province.  -  Among   yesterday's   real   estate  transactions, Johu A. .Smith purchased lot, 20  and 21 in block 7') fiom Aitliur Booth and A AV.  Hancock sold lot i" in block !), Hume Addition  for $2*0.  Mrs. C. Clifl'e, AviEc of the  editor  of the .S melon K< view, impending a few davs in  the city. Mis Chile is icgisterul at the Hotel  Hume.  The itinerary of general manager  McNicoll'b trip through the Koototi.ij in com-  panj with the local (\ I*. H. olllciais is that the  paity spent icsLeid.tr on the Kholt and I'lici>niv  extension, lemaining at Gtcenwood last night,  today tlu-j go to 5Itd��a> and return to Rossland  for the night , on l< l iday night they go to hanrton,  i ut timing to Nakusp to Dike the steamer for  Arrowhead ,ird (he main line. Captain Tioud  lemaius with the party until incy leave Nakusp.  The arrangements for the funeral  of Uu late Alexander i'reltio were hmnedlj  cancelled tcsterd'.y niuining On loceipt of a tele  gi.mi fiom his father, A. R. Prottie. Aicona,  Ontario, dewing that the remains should he sent  cast for inteintcnl. The body was shipped l.isl  night on tho Moyie.  The   members   of   the  Houston  campaign committee had an enthusiastic meeting last ot oning in the committee rooms on Vernon street. Meeting1! will be held evert evening  dining the campaign and all elet tors desirous of  .iseei taming w bother then names are upon the  hsfornot will be welcomed. Meutheis of the  e\ecutne committee are loniiosted to be in  attendance at 8 oVlock I Ins ot ening.  The   residence  of Ed  Ferguson,  Silica street, has been ([UaiantiBcd to piet cni the  spread of scarlet fcter, with which (wo of his  children aio ill. The oflicci-i m chaige .uo G.  Hislop.uid I' IC. C Beer. The ca-cs aicin charge  cloctois Hall and Uc>se, and (ho patients uic considered out of danger.  W. A. Preston, one of the pioneer  mining mon of (he Rainy R>vCr district, is in the  city cm a t sit. He is the manager of the Olite  property at Mines Cenfor and Iihh a number of  paiticuf.uly fine specimens of oro fiom the Olno  mine. Mr. Prcslon is tery .sanguine as to the  future of the Rainy River district, and states  th.it the attention of Investor* in heinf* directed  more than ever to tho possibilities of the country.  He is delighted with the indications of Nelson's  prosperity.  P. E.   Wilson  secured letters of  administration in the estate of the late Harry A.  Gervan, Thomas McCammon being named as  administrator.   The estate is valued at ��2000.  L.  Farewell,  late  of the Cramp  Shoe Company, Toronto, arrived in the city last  night to assume a position in S. Neelands' establishment.  The Municipal iRand  had a suc-  cc.-sful practice last night,'the members turning  out in full force. The band is preparing a number of new sclectfons for their queen's birthday  trip to Kaslo.  Dr. Alex Forin is now installed  in his new oillccs in the Houston block.  HOTEL ABBIVALS.  Atthe Piiaik.���J. L. Rctullack, Spokane; V.  L. Christie, Sandon; L. A. Campbell. F. Mention-  had, Rossland; H. Allenberg, Spokane; H. T.  Kingsbury, Butte. .Montana; J. AV. Stewart, O.  W. Auld, Spokane; A. JD. AYcstley, Minneapolis,  Minn; 11. h. Patterson. Toronto.  At tiik Hume.���G. Mitchell, Rossland; A.  French, G. 1). Burnott, Montreal; Charles Plowman, London, Kng.; Mrs. Chlfe, Sandon; J, W.  Poulall, L. Hancock, It. A. Holts, h. P. Bauman,  Charles K. Becker, Spokane; R. C. Potter?. A. L.  Polletto, Rossland; C. Bruce. Moyie: H.T. Tilloy,  Toronto; S. C. Matthews, Montreal: A. G. Beth-  une, AA'iunipeg.  At tiik Wavkri.kv.���H. E. Jamieson, AVinnipeg; A. H. Green, St John, New Brunswick.  At theGkand.Ckntuai. ���A. O.' Cla'rkp,��� F6r-  nie: Fred Johnson, A. Cameron," T. Mulnty,  Sandon;  At tiik Quken's ���Miss Bcmaring. Silverton;  1). S. McPhail, Balfour; T. Stevenson, Sandon;  Mrs. Barclay, Silverton: !A. Farewell, Toronto;  AY. IC. Gallup, Balfour;/\V.; Middleton, Balfour.  Extending Telephone System.  The Vernon & Nelson Telephone  Company haAre been making a number of Improvements in their service in the Boundary district. They  have just finished stringing another  line of wire between Phoenix and  Greenwood, making four wires iu  all. At the Greenwood office there  has been put in a. 50-wire cable,  Avith connections and a new switch-  Nelson Opera House  ONE NIGHT ONLY  ESTABLISHED 1892  H.   BYERS   &  CO.  HARDWARE  ESTABLISHED 1892  Garden, Mill,  Steam and  Hose.  Suction  Crucible   Cast  Steel  5-16 to 1-in. in  Wire Rope  stock.  Leather and   Rubber Belting.  Sheet, Square and Round Rubber  Flax and Garlock Packing  Pipe Fittings, Brass Goods, Rails  Black  and Galvanized Sheet Iron  Soft Steel Plates  1-8, 3-16 and 1-4 x 72, 96 and 120  Agents���Truax Ore Cars, Giant Powdcr.'and Metropolitan Fuse, etc.  H. BYERS & CO.  NELSON  KASLO  SANDON  board. Between Grand Forks and  Carson the company will at once  stretch a wire. At Phoenix they  are arranging to put in a number  of 'phones just as soon as they arrive. They have already put in  connections with a number of the  big miuing properties around Phoenix, including Wellington camp.  George C. Hodge, the district manager, who.has been making Greenwood his headquarters for practically the last three months, j)er-  sonally supervising the Avork of  improving the system, says that the  increase in his company's business  throughout the district has been'  excellent, considering times.  Refrigerators  Prices from $10 to $30  LAWRENCE HARDWARE COMPANY  J. G. Stutt's  Theatre  Company  AA'ILL PLAY  BITTER  ATONEMENT  Prices 35c, 50e, 75e.  Tickets on sale at usual place  Alaskan Code Bill Bgain.  Washington, May 16.���The house  today went into the committee of  whole for the consideration of the  Alaskan Code Bill, all eiforts to  reach an agreement about the  length of the general debate having failed. .     ���   ���     .  BUSINESS   MENTION.  Gardening���Employment wanted  by a practical man. Residential groundslaidout,  etc.   Address, AV. AV. AVilson, Nelson  Wanted���Position as stenographer and typewriter by lady of experience���References. JNo objections to going out of city. Address Stenographer, Tribune.  For sale���Black Minorca eggs for  hatching, $2.00 per sitting.   Bo\ bS3, Nelson.  Cellar   to   rent,   ueAvly   floored,  under Metchants Bank of Halifax. Apply in the  bank,  A first-class millinery business  for sale in one of the best Kootenay mining  towns. New goods. Good reasons for belling.  Addi ess Millinery, this office.  Harry Haley has applied for a  divoico, and legal piocecdings will shortly be Instituted.  Hack   calls left at   the   Pacific  Transfer barn on A'oinon street. Telephone  call 35.  For Sale.���One-third interest iu  Mineral Claim near Yn>if, for $100, money to be  expended in development. Apply to Alex  Stewi.it, Turner & Boeekh block, Nelson.  For sale���the north half of block  100, Nelson.   Address P. O. Box 572, Nelbon.  Spot cash paid for second-hand  goods of all kinds at the'Nelson Bazaar, Malone  & Tregillus block. ;  Houses furnished wifch neAV aud  second-hand furniture, or mixed neiv and secondhand furniture, on the installment p>an, by tho  Nelbon Ba/juir, Malone & Tregillus block.  Dr. ALEX FORIN  /<��>,��:^',sr'C"iC-^.<5''^.^.3f.Sr: ^-0^r2'Z9.0.T8i.0^'fi''0'0-0'-0_yg>  Ui  Ui  iti  xti  Hi  xti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  Ui  Ui  iti  185 Baker Street.  Telephone IO.  KIRKPATRICK  & WILSON.  Hi  Hi  iti  Hi  iti  xti  Hi  iti  xti  iti  "    We have removed our place of business  for the next few months to the old' Burns  shop, next to the Nelson Hotel, where we  hope to see all our old customers and many   iti  new ones.   Give us a call. $  ������ xti    iti  iti  xti  KIRKPATRICK & WILSON  Telephone 10  185 Baker Street  ^y-s --a ^ ���-�� ���-& ���-�� -a ji -a *.a -a '-a       ^-i~-*-^'��-_%��������& _j'��'&-jy_l  Xti  Xti  .(=>.(,  '.&$  .#'���      Wh  m.  7'pSf'c  1^  Some Plain Facts  About Clothing  1BJ  m  OFFICE:   HOUSTON BLOCK  . _.   ._.   ._-    -__.   -_-   .0.0-,0,0.0.t0,  9T- 8*- *?i ������ ��8"�� ���?��� ^- ���8T- C; <S- fr^��-  m  I Remember  f\X ffl  (ix Today_is tiie Opening-Day for the??>  $X f$X  *       New Jewelry House. m  91 (f)  \iSf  178 Baker  Street  m  9i  m  w  #  We are now showing the finest stock of Spring  and Summer Suits in Nelson. There are several  points of merit in our Suits. They are all of the  latest cut and are lined all through with the best  linings. They are tailored better than Suits offered elsewhere at much higher prices. The fabrics  are the best in the market. We lead all others  for values in  Gents' Furnishings  Hats and Caps  Boots and Shoes  w  m  9*      Opposite the Lawrence Hardware Building.       f_X  AL ��� M  **,�����;��� ^���*o.. ��KT> >��>��� *���� ST>>��>.''*�� .s^��T" -0-0'0'0'0'&'&'0>'iBij_9t0ififi>  Opposite Postoffice  GET YOUR  CHANL'ELJFRS  WIRED FOR  % We know that our values cannot be equalled by %  �� any other house in Nelson.   We are so sure of J��  qfa this that we will give money back if it cannot be  proven.  BISCUITS  NO MATCHES KJBQU1REI), ALWAYS REaDST  Kooteqay Electric Snpply &  Coqsfruolion Co.  JOSEPHINE STEEBT NELSON  Headquarters for Portland Cement, Pipe Bricks,  Fire Clay, American Cumberland Coal [Blacksmiths]  B. P. 1ITHET & CO,, ltd., Victoria  Special <3uofaliQji<* given for carload lots  A. B. OKAY, P_._0. Sox 52J, Nelson, B. C.  We have just received a fresh   consignment  of Christie's famous  Fancy Biscuits and Cream Sodas.  Also McCormick & Company's Jersey Cream Sodas.  p. o. BOX IK.  HOUSTON BLOCK.  Telephone 1G1.  D. M. Ferry Sc Company''! 3e��f9.  ��esh Erub Keocived Daily  John 4. Irviijg & Go  Kootenay Ageut  Lethbridge Gait Goal  The best value for the money in the asarkoti  for all purposes.  TKBMfl cash     W, F. TiKRNJty, General Agent  Telephone 117.   Office with C. 1>. 3. Chxiatttk  A. EL BARROW, A.MJ.C.E.  PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  _    Comer Victoria and Kootonay Streets.  P. O^JBor 593. TKLEPHOM8 NO, 95  A


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