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 DAILY  EDITION   BY  MAIL  FIVE  DOLLARS A YEAR  WEEKLY EDlfiON BY MAIL  TWOIDOLLARS A YEAR  EIGHTH YEAR  ,    NELSOK:  TUESDAY MOR2STING   MAY 22 J900.  .MICE-FIVE  CENTS  CROWDED TO THE DOORS  Successful Political Meeting.  Fraternity hall was packed to the  doors last evening with an appreciative audience which had assembled to hear Ralph Smith, the labor  leader, who is ono of the most active  leaders of the Provincial Party  against Martinism and the introduction of party lines in provincial  polities. Mr. Smith is first of all a  labor man, in advancing wliich  cause he has spent -may years  of his life, and in return  for which he is esteemed  from one'end of the dominion to  1 he other. Second only to his labor  affiliations Mr. Smith is a Provincial Party man, aiid in the present  campaign he has performed Yeo-  man service.  W. A. Galliher, chairman  of the  '���Provincial Party's nominating convention, occupied the chair. After  opening the meeting he called upon  William Woodman and J. II. Haw-  i hornewhaite,    'well-known   labor  ;ni en of Nanaimo, each of whom addressed the meeting.  Lack of space  prevents the publishing of tlieir remarks in this issue,  .Ralph Smith, president   of   the  Trades    and    Labor    Council    of  Canada, was then introduced,  and  iceeived a splendid  reception.    In  his opening remarks he dealt lightly  u ibh  the  complex nature   of   the  political situation, and after refer-  1 ing   to   the    numerous    political  parlies,  said  that  there  was   oue  principle  upon  which   every man  should be determined, and this was  the  conduct  of  the  individual  or  party iu  the  past.    Personally, if  he wanted  to know  how  to  deal  with a man today or tomorrow, he  lequired  to   know  how  the   man  conducted himself the day before.  (A pplause.) <. This iie declared, was  '. .i principle  which  guided  sensible  ,   iieuplean  the ordinary affairs   of  l-!��e, and it was a principle wliich  should be applied by the people in  choosing their political party at the  piesent     time.    Mr.    Smith    then  made a plea "for" equal representation in the legislature of the workingmen   aud    the    capitalist   and  1'uiished tho same  with the state  monfc ��� that it   was T only   through  1 i.i.Ving   proper attention   to such  j {'presentation, that the labor party  in  this  province could attain  the  same advancement which had been  secured iu other quarters  of the  K<>be.    lie  then  proceeded to  explain  his  own  position.     He  said  ih.it in J 898 he had been elected as  a member of the Semlin party.    At  i hat  time  there was  only   one  of  two things  to-choose, and in his  opinion there was a great difference  between the Turner party and that  ���u ith which he had> identified  himself.    The Semlin parfcy, so far as  ho could see, was at that  time the  only party from which  he hadjiny_  hope of securing even fairness and  justice for the great masses of the  people.      (Applause).     Jle said he  did  not mean  to suggest by this  t hat the combination of men known  ;i��. the  Provincial Party  were perfect.    He looked at governments as  simply aggregations of individuals,  .���md just as one individual was liable to make mistakes, so every individual member of a government  was     liable   to    make   mistakes.  There      was      no      incorporated  divinity   about   any   government.  The strength of any government  was  determined  entirely   by   the  strength of the weakest member.  The speaker said he had only met  two or three men in his  life who  professed  to  be   perfect, and the  -\ cry profession of it was  sufficient  lo   puT>   his   hand   on  his   poeket  (laughter).    With all the faults of  i ho  Semlin  government,  however,  Mr. Smith said he desired to make  one statement and that was that il  bad  attempted   and accomplished  more for the masses of the people  than any  other government  that  the   province   has   ever    had.    It  had   swept   out   of   existence the  mortgage tax   and  %he  tax upon  working miners, and it had done all  lhat it could to remove that dangerous class of labor in the coal mines  --the   Chinese   and   Japanese.   In  ���connection   with    tho    agitations  against the employment of Chinese  and Japanese it had been argued  J hat    ifc    was     unfair     to    agitate      to     have      the       Chinese  ami   Japanese   lestricted      solely  from    working     in     the     mines.  Tnis upou its face seemed fair, but  the fact was lost sight of that the  .' > il miners of Nanaimo who were  agitating toG have  them  excluded  from the coal mines had spent more  effort to have them removed from  the   country altogether  than the  people of any other center in the  dominion.     He   was   prepared   to  admit that there was a clear difference   between   the    Chinese    and  Japanese evil in the coal mines, and  the same evil upon the surface.    It  was the difference between being  blown to pieces by an explosion and  in being starved to death on the  surface (applause), but in the end  it   was   only   a difference in   the  process.    In the one case" the man  went to heaven more quickly, but  even this was not au advantage as  in many cases a man might desire  thirty  days  to   think   about   the  matter.   (Laughter.)   In the mines  the     condition      of     intelligence  required simply made the presence  of Chinese and Japanese a ...danger.  The  privy  council,  however,   had  decided     that    ifc    was    beyond  the jurisdiction of the province to  legislate against the Chinese and  Japanese, but he desired the audience to remember one thing, that  the very decision of the privy council, which declared that such legislation was beyond the jurisdiction  of the province, showed that the  desired   redress   could  be secured,  from   the   Dominion   government,  and the labor party should remem-.  ber. this when the next federal election came, round and make it the  burning issue of the campaign.  Coming   back, to the provincial  situation,  Mr.  Smith said  that in  1899  the  wise men  of the Semlin  government began to quarrel, and  it was  well  known that a house  divided   against   itself   could   not  stand.    Mr.  Martin  was asked  to  resign, and  the  premier gave  certain reasons for deciding upon this  course.    With   the premier's position iu the matter, Mr. Smith said  he did not agree, and in the caucus  he added that he had fought for  the ex-attorney-general.   He then  promised   Mr.  Martin  that   if   he  would     stand    upon    the    giiev-  ances, connected   with   'his    dismissal -he   would    support   him.  Wbcp. however, he found that Mr.'  Martin was willing to do 'anything,  say anything and go into auy transaction to get back at the government, Mr. Smith came  fco the conclusion that lie was  not justified in  .supporting a man of that kind.   He  considered that a man who would  not sacrifice his desire to get back  at his enemies for the common good  of the country, was not a safe man  to follow; that the man  who was  thinking, best how to kill his brother  instead of how best to transact the  business of the province was not a  safe man to follow.  Mr. Martin left  the government and many were no  doubt   familiar   with   the reasons  given by the premier in his address  for so doing. Mr. Smith hero quoted  the reasons set out  in  the  Martin  pamphlets  Mr. Smith then contrasted the  reasons given by Mr. Martin in his  platform for opposing Mr. Semlin's  government, with those given in his  open letter. In _his_ platform _the  premier said: " Ifc has been charged  " that my action in opposing Mr,  '��� Semlin's government, after my  " expulsion from it, was actuated  " by personal feelings against Mr.  " Cotton. There is no truth what-  " ever iu this suggestion. I have  ���' opposed and helped to defeat Mr.  ���' Semlin's government because I  " believed that ifc no longer repre-  " sen ted the principles which I had  '* espoused.  " It must be clear to everyone  " that the frivolous reasons given  " by Mr. Semlin for my dismissal  ���' had behind them real reasons of a  "' substantial character, and I think  ���' that subsequent events havo  " shown what these reasons were.  " 1 attribute Mr. Semlin's action not  " to his own desire, but to Mr,  *'Cot-on. I am satisfied tha,tin his  " heart Mr. Cotton did not agree  ���'with the thorough manner in  " in which the government and the  *' house carried out their pledges in  " in the session of 1899; and he knew  " full well that as long as 1 remained  '��� a member of the government,  "similar action would be taken  " with regard to every question  '������that came before ifc. * * * *  "Mr. Cotton was not prepared to  " stand, by the principles of the  " party in connection with these  " two matters (disallowance of  " Labor Act and British Columbia  "Southern raiiway grant) and for  " the purpose of putting into effect  " his views with regard to them saw  " clearly that it was necessary to  " get rid of me."  These, Mr. Smith remarked, were  the reasons assigned by Mr. Martin,  but it was worth noting that the  pamphlet   was   issued  some   time  after Mr. Martin had written his  saucy   letter   to   premier   Semlin.  Mr. Smith then dwelt with the  excuses which had beeu offered at  different times by premier Martin  for his expulsion from the Semlin  cabinet.   From the Victoria Times,  of July 5th, he read the first statement which the ex-attorney-general  had made.   It   appeared    in    Mr.  Martin's open letter to Mr. Semlin,  in whicli the following appeared:  "Now, Mr.  Semlin,   having   dealt  "with the three reasons given by  " you for asking for my resignation,  " I beg to repeat in.writing what T  " stated to you on Saturday, that I  "did   not propose   to   resign   my  " position in   the ' cabinet,   and   I  " charge that the reason> given' by  " you are only pretences, and that  "you have been induced to ask for  "my resignation   by  Mr. Cotton,  " that   you and Mr.  Cotton have  " entered into a conspiracy to wreck  "the present government anddriye  "from it:all Liberals, with the idea  "of forming a Conservative gov-  " eminent." .'-  "There    is   no   disallowance   in  that!", (Laughter)   exclaimed   the  speaker.    "There is nothing about  the land grant in. the matter at all;  yet the very same conditions existed when the letter: was written  and Mr., Martin does hofc refer to  them at all.", (Applause). .Mr. Smith  then took up the j statement, of the:  ex-attorney-general that he had desired to call the house and re-enact  the measures which had been disallowed.   It was not on record that  he    had    taken    any   such    position       until       he       had      been  turned   out   of   the   government.  Mr. Martin wished, however, to become a hero after he was turned  out.    He wanted to make the people believe that he was the one man  who wanted to do right, that all  the  others   wanted   to do wrong  (laughter), and that   therefore he  had been thrown out of the government.   If the contention of Mr.  Martin was   correct,   the   speaker  said it was reasonable to suppose  that Mr. Martin would liave consulted the other, members of the  government. and ��� have   informed"  them  that if they were not prepared  to call  the house together  and enact the disallowed measuresj  that he  would  resign.    Such. was  not the case, however, and there  was no heroism in connection with  Mr. Martin's action whatever.  Mr, Smith then "dealt with the  matter of the issuance of the grant  to the Rritish Columbia Southern  Raihvay.    He   observed that   Mr.  Martin had a great deal   to   say  about the grant and upon the face  of it Mr. Smith said it did at first  sight   appear   as    if  the* government   had   allowed  the   province  to be deprived of   the rich   coal  measures    of    the     Crows   Nest.  Bufc it should be remembered that  ifc was not the Semlin government  that gave   away the   coal   lauds,  Ifc was the Davie and the Turner  governments.     The   present   company purchased the coal lands from  from the Canadian Pacific raihvay  company, but-did not-make application for the crown grant until the  Semlin     government    came    into  power.   Mr. Martin has stated that  it could be shown that the company  which secured the coal lands as a  subsidy had not fulfilled its contract.     Mr.   Martin   as   attorney-  general secured legal opinions upon  the matter, but between the time  of receiving the same and the issuance of the grant Mr. Martin was  dismissed   from   the   government.  Then, in the absence of -Mr. Martin,  Mr. Cotton submitted the opinions'  to a prominent lawyer,  who  disagreed with them, but to safeguard  the interests of the province Mr.  Cotton insisted upon  the insertion  of this proviso in'the patent.   Mr.  Martin  had discussed  the matter  frequently, had referred to it as a  steal, but it was not on record that  he had referred to tho proviso.  Mr. Smith read an extract from  the Victoria Times, of January  19th, 1900, taken from the parliamentary report of the proceedings  of the previous day, iu which  finance minister Cotton, upon the  floor of the house, informed the  members of the proviso which he  had inserted in the crown grant  issued to the Crow's Nest Coal Company, as follows: "Provided that  " neither %ve, our heirs and suecess-  " ors, nor the said company, its  '' successors or assignees, shall be in  " any way prejudiced in any claim  " we or they may have, or any con-  " tention v/e or they may make  " affecting the bonus lands dealt  " with in (he various acts iucorpor-  '* ating or aiding the said company,  " by tho passing of the order-in-  " eouneil upon which this grant is  " based,   or   the   issuing    of   this  grant; but that'notwithstandiug /     (2) Eight-hour law to be modified  the passing of'said order-in-coun-I on fair terms;  (3) Private   bills   to   be   carried  cil, and the issuing of this grant  " both we and the said company  "shall   be, as   respects any   such  " claim or contention, in precisely  " the same position as if said order-  " in-council had never been passed,  " and  this grant, had never been  " issued thereunder; and it is dis-  " tirictly understood   by  the said  " company    that," this    grant   is  " accepted by it upon these terms."  This simply meant that the legal  gentleman who said there had been  a   steal   had   it in his power by  means of the proviso to test the  merits   of   his   contention   in   the  courts, and if he was right regain  for the province the vast coal lands  which   had   been, alienated.     Mr.  Smith asked why;/Mr. Martin  had  not exercised this; authority.   The  man   who   complained  about   the  give-away and ; steal had  it in his  power^tp regain tiie coal lands if ifc  was lawfully possible for him to do  so.   The reason }yhy nothing was  done   was; simply^because Joseph  Martin did not desire the coal lands  so much as votes/and he had not  stopped at surreptitious   confiscation to catch the /KOtes of the peo-  ple oi the province, t,#-  '-Mr.;; Smith saidithere were two  other matters in; j connection with  Mr. Martin to whicli: he wished to  refer.;   The; first1 ���jyas Martin's action   in   going   againstr thej Coal  Mines Regulation.^bni;   The object  of this measure,-as * eyerybne knew,  was to make it impossible for Chinese or Japanes^-to get into the  coal mines.    What action had Martin, the friend of ,<the workingman,  taken���the man. tjiat- posed as the  philanthropist and  savior of   the  cause of the masses?    Because of  his spite against the government he  made a contract with" James Dunsmuir for the  purpose of bringing  about the defeat  of   the government, and voted against a measure  passed for   the protection of tho  coal miners of Vancouver - Island.  Mr. Smith added: "I do not care .a  snap about a man's theories, if 1  know that yesterday the man did  something" contrary to-those the-'  ories.   The man then must perform  - the action before I  will have any  confidence in him."   This  was the  position    which    premier    Martin  occupied.  The other matter to which he desired to refer was Martin's action  with respect to the redistribution  bill. Martin had stated upon the  platform in Nanaimo and upon the  floor of the house that if the government brought in any kind of a,  redistribution bill he would support  it. The government brought in the  measure. Mr. Martin had repeatedly stated that he would support  any kind of a redistribution bill;  what did he do? He voted agaiji&t  that same bill. Not only did lie  vote against a measure which he  was pledged to support, but he  voted againsb ifc to the destruction  of the government. "Is that the  kind of a roan wo can have confidence in?" asked Mr. Smith. < If a  man puts-his-hand-in-my- pocket  and picks out a $20 bill today! will  wateh him tomorrow (applause). If  afterwards he gives me an affidavit  that he is honest I will not believe  him. Why? Because thafc $20 j  sticks in my crop.  Mr. Smith here explained that  Mr. Martin knew that he had done  wrong, but he desired if possible to  do wrong logically. He was in the  position of the wolf in the fable  which desired the Iamb for breakfast, Tho excuse, offered hy Mr.  Martin was that he had to vote  against the bill to defeat the government because the members were  about to form a coalition which  would continue the government's  existence and he had taken an oath  to knock the government out. There  was no truth, however, in Mr. Martin's statement that the government  was endeavoring to form a compact.  Mr. Smith said he had in his hand a  communication from the hand of  ex-premier Turner. It was true  that the Turner opposition had sent  in an offer for a coalition, but it  was absolutely untrue that there  was any action on the part of the  Semlin government to bring it  about. Mr, Smith then read the  following document which he said  had never before been presented as  evidence from the public iilatform :  LHGISLATIVE ASSEMIiLV  Victoria, B. C.  20fch February, 1900  Dear Mr. Semlin���I am authorized by a meeting of the opposition,  held today, to inform you that if  the following terms are agreed to,  viz:  (1) Contentious legislation to be  dropped, i. e.: Coal Mines Regulation bill;  Exclusion   Act   to   be  through;  (-1) Alien  repealed;  (5) Estimates to be passed;  (<>) Three   (3)   portfolios    to   be  granted, viz:   minister of finance,  attorney-general and another:  The opposition would be prepared to assist in the matter of the  reconstruction of the cabinet for  the purpose of carrying on the business of the country. It must be  distinctly understood that the  coalition government to be formed  will be styled--and known as the  Semlin-Turner government, as we,  as a party, are unwilling to sink  our personal individuality.  It must also be distinctly understood that if, on presentation of  the names to the lieuteiiant-goverr  nor by you, there should be any refusal by the lieutenant-governor to  recognize any of the names, that  you will pledge yourself to tender  your resignation forthwith.  It is understood that in the event  of your not tendering your resignation, as aforesaid, a contingency  which, of course, is not suggested,  this letter is no longer to be treated  as confidential and may be used, if  necessary, as indicating the length*  the opposition' were.prepared to go  to meet the large public interests  at stake at the present time. The  names I am authorized to submit  are; Messrs., Helmcken, Eberts and  myself. It is expeeted, of course,  that if this letter is to have any  force I must have a letter of concurrence from you. Yours faithfully        (Signed) J. H. Turner.  "That document," added Mr.  Smith, "was sent into the Semlin  government caucus, and so far as I  know there was not a member of  the party who had solicited any  such thing. Immediately after  this document was read it was  ruled out of order. Ib was never  .considered for one moment. And  this was premier Semlin's reply:"  Victoria, February 28tb, 1900.  J.' H. Turner, Esq./M.P.P., Vic-  .   toria, B. C, -  Dear Mr. Turner���I beg to inform  you   that, after having  communicated your offer to the,members of  my party,  J am  unable to  accept  the   terms   of   the   same.      Yours  faithfully   (Signed) C. A. SraiMN.  , "Now Mr. Martin says it was because of this alliance between the  Semlin government and the Turner  opposition  that he voted against  the   redistribution   bill, J lie   met  James  Dunsmuir,  previous ,to the  meeting of the house, in Mr. Duns-  muir's office, and he made a contract  with Mr. Dunsmuir.   I know that I  am telling the truth.   He went to  Dunsmuir's  office  and  said to Mr.  Dunsmuir:   * Now, you and I agree  on one thing; that the present government is no good.    You and 1 will  enter  into   a   contract   to   knock  them out.   That was cheap business   for   Mr.  Dunsmuir.  and Mr.  Martin  entered  into this contract  wifch  Mr. Dunsmuir to defeat the  government.��� There-was" at-this  time something   in the air about  coalition.     There was   some   talk  about two independent men coming  over to the government side of the  house, and  Mr. Martin may have  surmised   that   these    men  and   Ebertsf.  were captain  D. Helmcken,  were  The  John  who  Messrs. Turner  men, however,  Irving and   Jf.  voluntarily came over to the government side of the houfo and  agreed to support the government  in any measures which.it might  bring forward. When their names  were submitted at the government  caucus I at once wanted to know  how they came there; whether  there was any sacrifice of principle.  I would not have stood the importation of any men into that government if ifc meant the sacrifice of  a single principle. (Cheers). I  was ' informed that the men  came voluntarily and that their  coming was withoutany compromise  whatever on the part of the government. Mr. Martin, however, said  those men are making an unholy  alliance. How anxious he was to  fulfil his contract with James Dunsmuir and how little he eared for his  contract with Mr. Kellie and his  pledges to support the redistribution bill."  Mr. Smith then parsed over to the  defeat of the Seinlin government  and the calling of Martin to form a  cabinet. He said thafc representative government was then thrown  to the winds, and the man who  represented the crown culled a man  whom he had no reason to believe  would receive authority from the  free voles of the people of the  province to carry on the government.    .This authority was exer-  seutatives   should    be   in.  We  should send men to the legislature  who would be safe; men whom  capitalists would be compelled to  admit were fair and reasonable."  During Mr. Smith's remarks the  applause was contagious, and upon  the conclusion of his' speech he received a perfect ovation.  At the conclusion of Mr. Smith's  speech John Houston and Frank  Fletcher were called to the platform. Mi, Fletcher was hofc present, but Mr. Houston advanced  amid a thunderous round of cheers.  Dr. Hall was then called upon by  the chairman. He said lie had not  come there intending to speak, but  would say that he had always beon  numbered among the opposition to  the Turner government. Fie was  handicapped by both papers being  against him. After referring to  press strictures, he said he would  not be the only independent at Victoria, ami included Ralph Smith in  that category. He was before the  people as an independent Liberal,  and as such he would support any  measure calculated for the good of  the province.   He again complained  eised by the representative of the  crown and the rights of the people  were for the time being destroyed.  Mr. Smith contended that even to  secure the maintenance of a good  government there should be no such  exercise of the prerogative of the  crown as contemplated the disfranchisement of  the   people   of   the  country.   The question before the  people was not merely the leadership of Mr. Martin, but the unfair  exercise of the prerogative of the  crown, and this question should be  duly   considered    by   the   people.  Since being called in this position  premier Martin  had himself pursued   the   same   policy.     He   had  called'men so unfitted that he had  since been forced to discharge them.  He had called as ministers men who  had no hope of receiving the free  votes of the people, and Mr. Martin  and the lieutenant governor should  be taught a lesson on June 9th that  the   people   have    the   power   to  govern and that they propose to  exercise it.  Mr. Smith then dealt with  Martin's attempt to form an alliance with Mi'. Dunsmuir. with  Mr. Turner and with other members of the opposition. The man  who, upon his own statement, had  defeated the ��� Semlin ; government  because he thought it was about to  form an unholy alliance as soon as  he got into power, sought to form  the same unholy alliance which he  had before condemned.  ���;Mr. Smith concluded his remarks  by giving his audience his idea of  the class of men whom the labor  party should endeavor to get into  the house to represent it.   He said  he did not take the position that  because capital had- been over represented and had ignored the just  claims of labor, that labor should  attempt to swamp capital and assert its authority at the expense of  capital.   The    representatives    of  labor should be men who would not  seek unfair advantage over capital,  but ment who would  see that the  representatives of capital did not  secure an   unfair advantage over  the people,   papital had its claims  to   consideration, and   its   rights  should be protected; but labor also  had its interests  which  should  be  protected.   Capital had representatives in the legislature who were  jealous of its interests, and what he  contended for was that a fair  proportion of fair-minded men be sent  to the legislature to see that the interests  of the   masses   are   fairly  looked after.  "There is another matter. If you  intelligently survey the political  history of this province for the  lasfc two or three years you will  have no difficulty in determining,  as far as the two parties are con-  'cerned, which of them is the most  worthy of your support. But I  confess that when ��vny party has a  monopoly of power it becomes no  better than any other. It all depends upon the .majority the party  has. Joseph Martin, sitting as the  balance of power, taught me the  lesson of a lifetime. I contend that  if airindividiml, for-the-mere sake  of his own personal ends und vengeance, can exercise such authority  in the legislature as to iiave the  government at his mercy, then we  should have our representatives  there in somewhat the same position. These men should take the  position fairly between the two  parties that make the large promises. They^ should get between  them and say to them, when you  try to fulfil your promises we will  support you. and when you do nofc  %vc will defeat you. This is the  position I contend the labor repre  he had no newspaper behind him,  and said he had been 21 years in  the province. He said ho had been  a working man in his younger days,  and that he was now a friend of the  working man. He then tried to  take the whole credit for establishing a nine-hour day for cifcy laborers, because, after shelving the matter for a week and then hearing  that the contractors were doing it,  he had proposed the resolution in  the city council. He said mayor  Houston did not go on record in the  matter.  John Houston's appearance was  greeted with another round of enthusiastic cheers.    He said in part:  I come before you as a working-'  man, not as a man who had been a  workingman in his young days, but  as one who was  a workingman in  his old age,     When  3roung I did  not like wOrk, and I never knew  young   men   who   did.    But   as a  workingman I come before you as  one who practices what he preaches  (cheers).   I am  not  here begging  for your votes on account of what  I have done for workingmen in the  past���that is not my style���nor because I introduced a motion in the .  city council. Dr. Hall claims credit  for having established a nine-hour  day for-laborers.   I took action in  the matter long before Dr. Hall in-,,  troducedp his v resoluticn.    Several  weeks before tenders were called  for the building of a city wharf.   S  took the stand then that all car-,/'  ���penters employed on the work by  contractors should   be   paid $3.50  for a nine-hour day, and insisted  that such a clause  should be inserted   in   the specifications from  which  the contractors  figured.    I  am more.   I am here as a protest-  ant against the scheming scoundrels  who   are   trying    to   aeprive   489  workingmen  of their privilege of  voting,, a scheme planned  by the  Conservative   machine,    for    who  would say that George R. G. O'Driscoll, Charles H. Palmer and Robert  Corlett are  alone to  blame.    Can  Dr/Hall say that he or his chief  supporters have protested against  this ��� wrong   doing, or   have eveiv ,  tried to do anything to stop ifc?  Some of Dr. Hall's supporters are  known to be secretly in fivor of it.  I am before you as a representative   of   a party  thafc has fought  many battles for the rights of the  people, and I can tell you this:    If  I am elected to the assembly I will  not   east   a vote to'keep  Joseph  Martin at the head of  the government.   You   know   now   where   I  stand.   Thafc is the difference between Dr, Hall aud myself,   He is  too   cowardly   to    say   where   he  stands.   (Hisses fiom a knot of Hall  men.)  "Vipers   hiss,   men   never   do,"  quoted Mr. Houston,  There was a meeting held in Ymir  last Tuesday, at which all three  candidates were piesent, and Dr.  Hall was asked if he would support  Martin. He refused to answer.  Either he is "too cowardly to say  where he stands, or, perhaps he has  nofc yet made up his mind. 1^ do_  not thisili lie will make up his mind  until he goes down to Victoiia  (laughter.) I do not believe you  want a representative who has not  made up his mind whom he intends  to support. Instead, I believe you  want nien who have convictions,  and are not afraid to ��tand by  them. All the candidates the Provincial party have in the field are  such men (prolonged cheqiing.)  Ou   Mr.   Houston   resuming   his  seat, Dr. Hail asked leave  to  reply"  lo ono of his reimuks, and asked :  Did Mr. Houston ever hear me  say that I sympathized with striking those names off the list?  - Mr. Houston���I never heard you  or any of your close supporters say  anything against those names being  struck off, or of your taking any  steps to prevent them fiom being  struck off.  Dr. Hall said that he had repeatedly said that were he in Mr.  Fletcher's position he a\ ould resign  Jiis candidature as a protest.  James Bannerman then wanted  to address tho meeting, but nobody  wanted to hear him, and, after he  had been quieted by his more  judicious friends, a vote of thanks  to the visiting speakers was moved  by Dr. Hall and seconded hy Mr.  Houston. Ralph Smith then moved  a vote of thanks to the chairman,  and the meeting came to an end.  Fortifying Johannesburg.  LoiienW) Marqi'iiz, May 21,���The  defense works of Johannesburg are  progressing rapidly. Six guns  brought from the front have been  placed in the fort, while schanzes  and trenches intersect liatzrand  near Klip Ltiversburg, behind th�� "  race track. THE TEIBUJSTE:  NELSON B. C TUESDAY, MAY 22  1900  High   Cla<s��s  .. Silk: Blouses  in this week from a leading Eastern Manufacturer.  Something- altogether out of the common. See them.  Cordell Blouses, Tucked Blouses in black satin, black  with white fronts, black tafetta ; Colors: White, Pink,  Mauve, Blue ancl Red. We consider these Blouses  the best values, and most stylish showing in Nelson.  Do not delay in securing one while we have your size.  RrAXPARD PATTERNS  KKPT IX STOCK.  Madden Block, Baker Street  Very Best Suits  1 here is no store where good clothing can  be  bought to  better  advantage than here  For Men, Boys, and Children  A most beautiful collection in plain and fancy worsteds, in  neat checks, stripes, clays and serges made in single and double  breasted sack style:  A big assortment of hats, shoes, ties, shirts, underwear,  hosiery, etc.   Prices the lowest.  BROWN   &    GO.   Hall Block, 269 Baker St.  .c=2.c=>.e3<e3.e2.��2.cz,.p2.  \m  1^  %  %  w  ^ We have sold 75 per cent of all the  # Portland Cement  f Fire Brick and  w Fire Clay  #  Used in Kootenay. tib  t We a,so hand,e W  * Steel Mining Rails, <  h              Blacksmith's Goal, Sewer Pipe, Etc.  %  H. J. EVANS & CO.  NELSON, B. C.  mm  m?  m  AfS^AA  S^erg:?  .C=>'C=>'(,  %  ffl  w  ��� ���__i-g.  mm$  -'^_r<  Young  IflSLTlm ��� ���  "m  %  ~#  m  m  We do not want you to get the impression that  our Ties are loud enough to talk, hilt the fact  remains that their values speak for themselves,  and we would advise you to drop in and listen  to their special whisper on Monday, when the  following, prices will tell the story:  HUDSON'S BAY  COMPANY.  INCORPORATED 1670.  #  TOte x%vxbxxtt&.  Had the Semlin government been  willing to have bartered honor for  place, Joseph Martin would not now  be premier. Mr. Semlin and his  colleagues, backed by their supporters in the assembly, declined a proposal signed by J. H. Turner, on  behalf of himself and his supporters, which, had it been accepted,  would have meant continued power  at the expense of honor. Mr. Semlin was then at the head of the  Provincial Party, and the party today is equally honorable in asking  the electors of the province for support. No candidate of the party  has expressed a willingness to sacrifice principles for votes! They do  not pretend to be willing to support  measures to which they arc opposed, and no one of them has signified, a willingness to in any way  impair the effectiveness of the  eight-hour law for men working  underground in mines. How different is the position taken by individual Conservatives and so-  called Martin men. No two of  them agree on any question, and no  one of them has made a declaration  on the eight-hour law that will not  admit of two constructions. The  legislative assembly should be made  up of men who have convictions  and the courage to maintain them.  The trade of Nelson is increasing, but is it increasing in every direction from whicli trade could be  obtained? Merchants within twenty-five miles of Nelson purchase  supplies in Victoria and Spokane,  and hotelkeepers do likewise. Nelson's merchants must rustle and  must not   overlook  the  trade    at  i  tlieir doors for trade from  distant  points.  There are three candidates in  the race in the Fort Steele riding,  namely William Fernie of Fernie,  who is largely interested in the  Crow's Nest Coal Company, and  who is running as straight opposition to the Martin government; J.  R. Costigan, Q.C., of Cranbrook, a  lawyer, who is supposed to be a  , straight Conservative; and Edwin  C. Smith, a ranchman, who is out in  the Martin interest. Air. Fernie has  the support of the Fort Steele  people, and if he has any support  at Fernie he should be the winner,  for the towns of Fernie and 'Fort  Steele combined have 800 of the  1014 registered voters of the riding.  Startling Disclosures Expected.  Loxnox, May 21.���Tiie Daily Express says this morning that startling disclosures may be expected at  the trial of Nolan, Welsh and Dill-  niau, the men charged with attempting to destroy the Welland  * _0^Z__* f^izz  * ^^^ * &^^ * ^^^r * ^^^ " 0^^ * 0^ * 0^^ " ^^^ * t^^ ��� 0^f^ * t^^ * ^^^- * ^^^ * _^^0 ���  ^.��s'^5^ S^S?- ^5^5? ^?8^ ���^35^ ^���^���^���>2?'^''8!'.  \ff  ��� __w _____x*_____*. *___\\m____ *_m3^*_^^ *^2&*J����^ * ^^* ^B^- * ^y^* ^^ ���^2^*_5^ * j^ *^^  *4B0 *__-^* _t_wfm _tw&* _w\0 * _t*&* _t_wf * _&&��� -_W0'��� _%._&* _t\& * _+%&��� _m_4 ��� 1*0��� <*_%����� A-Wtf *_-_w~^k.  r r ^-        ^���       0���        0���       *���        r �����~       r���      ^���      ^���-      ^-r      *^-~      |�����      ^^   ^^ILXw  Xli  Xit  Xit  36   Baker  Street  Xit  Xli  xli  xit  Xit  Xit  Xli  Xit  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 days.  xli  \it  Xli  Xii  Xit  xit  Tapestry Carpet from . . 50c up  Brussels Carpet from . . $1.20 up  Axminster; Carpet from . $1.25 up  English Wilton from . . $1.50 up  Ingrain Carpet from   .    . 50c up  Floor Oilcloth from  Window Shades from  Curtain Poles from  Lace Curtains from  25c up  40c up  40c up  75c up  Art Rugs and Squares at all prices  xit  Xit  All Carpets sewed and teid free of charge  Xii  Xii  xit  xli  Xit  Xit  xli  '���^'^'^���^'^���^'^^'^'^���^���^���^���^'^^���tS''^ 00.00 .fi*. ^.00. 0* . .fi*. 00 .,**}_;  canal locks. They are well known  to the Dublin police and letters  have been foulid that will compromise several persons in Great Britain and Ireland as identified with  the physical force movement.  Alex Stewart  Room 3, Turner & Boech Block.  NELSON.  Mines  Real Estate  Insurance  Loans  Notary Public and Conveyancer.  Rents Collected on Commission.  Palace fi/jeat IVJarl^et  Headquarters ��  for all kinds of  Fresh and Cured Meats.  S200 cash for lot oit C'aibonate sheet  $2700 will buj -ilolfcumlresjiicneoirumeadflifioii  ��1000 (cas> tonus) will buy iihe comer on Baker  street, good hotel site.  $4000 (easy term-.) w ill buy fine corner on Vernon  slicot, good hotel silo.  SI2uO (easy tonus) will ouy lot on H.xkcr street  near Hherb:00k lintibO.  Sl JO (half cash) will buy 3 lot�� in liogustown,  ��2.>Q (o$-"3 apiece for choice lots on Carbonate  sheet."  $>��>per month will rent 8-rooinetl house, immediate possession.  ?S.)0, part cash, will 'ouy house and lot on Itohson  stieet nearSraiiieyireet.  DePbys (flowing ends) Regular price 65c,  Saturday    ''   40c.  Lombards ��  Kerchiefs -   -  Knots - - -  Neck Scarfs  Bows    -   -   -  Regular price 40c,  Saturday    u   30c.  Regular price 35c,  Saturday    "   55c.  Regular price 50c,  Saturday ' u   35c.  Regular price 50c,  Saturday    "   45c.  Regular price 30c,  Saturday    "   20c.  #  Fishing Season of 1900  We are selling the fishing J.ackle_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.  Ward Bros.  REAL ESTATE AND  INSURANCE AGENTS  A feature will bo mado of tho poultry and  game trade. They will always bo on hand during their season.  J. L.  PORTER, Prop.  169 Josephine St., between Baker and Vernon.J  Tclephono 15!).  .A.-   JEjCSTST'.E^JliL  Contracting Painters, Decorators, Paperhangers.  Full line of wall paper, mouldings, ore,   Kalso-  niinmg and Tinting.   Stiictly flrst-class work.  Ksumates furnished;   Residence Mill Street,   \TT_t CAM    P    f*  Opposite School Houso   liiiliOWJW, U.,V/.  W. Starmer Str)ith & Co.  PAPER HANGER, GLAZIER,  PAINTER, ETC.  CHIMNEY SWEEPING    -  Office Ward Street/ Opposite Opera House  _ ��� __ ���  Fruit and Ornamental Trees  Uhododendrons, Roses, Fancy Evergreens  Magnola*i, Bulbis, new crop tested .seeds, for spring  planting. Larged!; and most complete stock in  Wefetorn Canada.  "    "  Canada.   Call and make J our selections  ..   . .. . _��ue.  grounds aud gioenhouse.  or send for catalwjue.   Address at tho nursery  lino���  M. J. HENRY.     ^  ^KKlfi Westminster Road. Vanoouver. B. C,  Canada Orug & Book Go.  NElfiOW  Agents for J. & J. TAYLOR SAFES  Bogustown)   Fairview   Addition'.  A.R.SHERW00D  REAL ESTATE  INSURANCE AND  GENERAL AGENT  Firflt door west  of Bank of British  Columbia building.  Baker Street  Charles D�� J* Ghnstse  GENERAL BROKER  i doors west of Dominion Express oflicc.  T. O. Box 523.  Phones: Ollleo in. House 152  Special prices Ladies Neckwear. Stock Collars, with  flowing ends, reg-ular price 75c and 85c, Saturday price 45c. Regular 35c, 40c and 50c Collars  at 30c on Saturday.  S  Having  e Bussnass  m  have  just opened  a nice assortment of  ChiMrens' Underwear.  8  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  Jow rates. None but Union  labor employed.  ii��   DKI11116P  Neelands' Building, Baker Street.  FltKO J. SQUIRK. Manager.  FOIl RENT  Three, fix and "even room !ion��cs  FOR SALE AT A BAUGAIX  ."> room houso and _ lota ,  Broom lioiifto, futnibhcd, and 2corner lots  Also se\ cral good lots.  St JOSEPH'S SCHOOL  NELSON. B. C.  A boarding and day school conducted by tho  Sisters o�� St. Joseph of Peace, It is situated at  the corner ot Mill and Josephine streets in one of  the best residential^portions of Nelson, and is  easily accessible from all parte of the city.  Tha course of study includes the fundamental  and higher branches of thorough .English education: Business course���bookkeeping, stenography and typewriting. Science course���music;  vocal and instrumental, drawing, <Stc. Plain art  and needlework, etc.  For terms and particulars apply to tho Sister  Superior.  H. D.  ASHeROFT  BLACKSMITHING  mO EXPERT  HORSESHOEJNG  Wagon repairing promptly attended to by a  ���'   ' 'Bf -*���" ���'  Jlelson Saw &  Planing R/(ills, Limited  Are prepared to furnish by rail, barge or teams  Dimension Lumber,^ Rough and Dressed  Lumber, Local and Coast Ceiling, Local and  Coast Flooring, Double Dressed Coast Cedar,  Rustic, Shiplap, Stepping, Door Jambs, Pine  and Cedar Casings, Window Stiles, Turned  Work, Band-sawing, Brackets, Newel "PuSrsr  Turned Veranda Posts, Store Fronts, Doors,.  Windows and Glass.  Get prices before purchasing elsewhere  Office Corner If all aqd Front Streets  Factory Hall Street Crossing C. P. R. Track  Mills Hall Street Wharf  ���^���-a'-S'-a'S'-TS'^a'afr'a'S'iS      _*���._*-_*-s.-_-\_-*-i_*-i_*-0'.<*.i*->~  first-class wheelwright.  'Special attention give  r and eastern work ti ,    shop:  Hall St., between Baker and Ternon  Special attention given to ail kinds of repairing and eastern work from outside points.  m  9i  m  m  fix  For the next two weeks we will  oiler at sacrifice prices fii  _the_stock_of_silver��ai'e, cut-glassware and novelties which /fV  we purchased from the  Canada Drug & Book Company, 'f?  I Bargains in Jewelry  E P. Whalley, J. P.  NOTARY PUBLIC  INSURANCE.  LOANS.  Oflicc with O. XV. West & Co., comer Hall ami  linker streets.  City ollleo of ihc Nelson Soda water Factory,  Corporation of, the City ol Nelson  COURT   OF  REVISION.  Notice is heieby given that Uio Couit o[ Revision of the Cily of Nelson, for the purpose of  fix  (I)  fix  m  T. H. BROWN  178 Baker  Street  Opposite the Lawrence Hardware Building.  m  m  m  ^*&*mGm&*mtt   &2m&0*&*&&*&?  Iff  GENERAL BROKER  Three dwelling houses for sale on easy terms.  One lot on Stanley street, opposite Royal  hotel, for bale at a bargain.  One seven-roomed house and one throe-room  house for rest.  Kootenay Steam Laundry  BUMSEBG & SWEDBEfJO  PKOFKTKTOHS  hearing- nil complaints ngauiKt tho assessment  for the jour li(00 villi be held m the citj hall, Nelson, on Monday, June 1th. 3900, at 10 o clock a.m.  Nelson. May 1st, 1900  XV. E, WAS80N,  .Acting Clerk.  WUOLI.3ALB AND RETAIL PEAIXRS Hf  General agents for Mirror Lake lee Company,  lee delivered in tiny part of the city. Office at  Grand Central Hotel, Vernon and ward fctieets  Phono U8.   P. O. box 139.  The only steam laundry in Nelson employing union labor  A. LARSON_ Manager  LAND NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given, thof after one month I  will make application to the Cliiof Commissioner  ofLandd and Works lo pmchaso one hundred  and sixty acics of land in the District of West  Kootenay, in tho Piovince of lliitish Columbia,  Mtuateclou Ihc west side of Kootenay Like, on  Bouldercrei-K, about two nitlos south of Balfour-  Commencing at Initial Post JnuiKed "John Burk,  N: K. Corner," thence west Ri\-ty-four chains,  thence south twenty-five chains, thence oast  sixty-four chains, thence north twenty-five chains  to the Initial Post.  JOHN BURK.  Dated at Nelson this 7th Hay of April, I'M,  Head Office at  NELSON, B. 0.  e an  Dealers  Markets at Nelson, Hosshtnd, Trail, Kaslo, Ymir, Sandon, Silverton, New  Denver, Revelstoke, Ferguson, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade City, Midway, and Vancouver. " *  Mail Orders Promptly Forwarded  e  AJuh KINDS OF  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY !N SEASON  Baker Street, Nelson &  &  TBAVES,   Manager  OEDBES BY MAlh BBSCBIVK CARKTOb AND PROMPT ATTENTION.  hVvJV'[;in'--"tf.;i^f^Vfl-v""v"'" THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON BO;, TUESDAY, MAY 22, 1900  3  BANK OP MflNTflEAL  CAPITAL, all paid up..$12,000,000  RBST     6,000,000  Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal ...President  Hon. George A. Drummond Vice-President  1.'. S. Clouston General Manager  NKLSON URANCII  Corner Baker and Kootenay Streets. ,  THE BANK -OF.  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  NELSON  Imperial Bank of Canada  HK'AD  OFFICE, TORONTO.  I?ranches in London (England) New York,  Chicago, and all tho principal cities in Canada.  Huy and sell Sterling  Transfers.  Grant  Commercial   and   Travelers'  available in any part of tho world.  Uraft-s Issued, Collections Made, Kto,  Kxchangc and Cablo  Credits,  Saving's Bank Branch  CUKllKNT ItA'li: OK INTKItKST PAID.  FENIANS   AT   ESQUIMALT  Plot Was Foiled.  Chicago. May 21.���A special to  the Times-Herald from Vancouver  stiys:  Fenian sympathisers with the  JJoprs have made an .attempt to  blow up tiie British fortifications at  l^quinialt. The big naval docks,  where $7,000,000 damage could  have been done, were the objective  point of tho leaders in tlio plot, who  ijniely escaped from tho guards  u itli their lives.  Major  Bennett  of  the   duke  of  Connaiight'b  Own  Rilles,  made   a  statement   of    tlio   circumstances.  I le says that three weeks ago the*  olTicer  commanding at the Esquimalt fortifications, was advised to  look for tho possibility of a Fenian  outrage.      The   information   came  I rom  tho  military   authorities   at  H.in Francisco and with it tho de-  t-ciiption   of   three   Fenians   who  were a few days later recognized at  Vancouver. ���  Orders were  given to  sentries to shoot after  the failure  to reply to a second challenge, and  1o shoot to   kill.    On   Wednesday  night,    just    at    midnight, - four  men  weie discovered by the  sen-  ti ies>  within  the  line of  the  first  outposts,    aud    they    were    just  abreast   of    the    Fore    McCauley  works and within a short  distance  of  the  large  docks of   the  North  Pacific squadron, and two  guards  challenged  almost   simultaneously.  There   was* no  response,  and  the  dimly outlined figures crouched to  I lie ground,   TJie giiai ds challenged  . and ct-thissovorr.I cths:'��.c^  immediately  fired.      By  the  time   a   search   party   liad    beeu  formed there was much confusion,  {���nd the men succeeded in  running  past the latter oiitposts.  Is now prepared to issue Drafts and  Letters of Credit on Skaguay, U. S.,  Atlin, B. C, and Dawson City, N. W. T.  also to let the English governor at  Cape Town know of the facts of  the case. So we did. He sent two  men to investigate it, but through  that twenty of the miners were  sent out of the country, and all  the property, furniture and such  liko the Boers confiscated. We  that stayed got together ��115 and  sent Mrs. Fahey and her children  back to Ireland.  I can tell you twenty cases similar to the above, but I think  that  will be enough to let you see what  the  IBoers aie.    I don't  love England, but  I say give  me  English  laws  as  they are in Xatal, where  every man has equal rights.   That  is  what  England, is  fighting   for.  There aie over 10,000 Irish volunteers in Xatal alone, and we will  fight to tlio death to down the cruel  Boers, and 1 appeal to all Irishmen  to help the widows and orphans of  the Irish soldiers who fell in battle.  1 have come here on a little business, and I am going to Cape Town  next week to fight the Boors and  avenge poor Pat Fahey.    So at the  last, I say, God  bless old Ireland  and her soldiers, who are fighting  for a good and just cause.  Capital Authorized  Capital Paid up  Rest  $2,500,000  $2,391,863  $1,654,710  D. It. Wilkie, General Manager.  E. Hay. Inspector.  Nelson Branch���Burns Block, 221 Baker Street  J. M. LAY, Manager.  Australian Federation Bill.  London, May 21.���In moving the  second reading of the Australian  federation bill in the house of commons today, the secretary ot state  for the colonies, Joseph Chamberlain, announced that a complete  agreement had been reached wibh  the delegates on the lines of government proposals. The bill, he  added, would provide that the right  of tippeal to the privy council  should be maintained in every case  where other than Australian interests are concerned.  London, May 21.���In the house  of commons today the Australian  federation bill passed its second  reading amid loud and prolonged  cheering.  Washington officials is thought to  be due, not to the seriousness of  the situation, but to the inability  of the San Francisco authorities to  compel the Chinese and Japanese to  take precautionary measures  against the spread of the plague if  it still exists here. Business in  Chinatown is at a standstill, the  merchants have closed their stores  and the Chiuese remain within  doors. They persist that the plague  does not exist among them and  that there is no necessity of inoculation. They will not submit to it,  and it will have to be done by force  if at all.      Lawlessness in Martinique.  Kingston, Jamaica, May 21.���  The inter-island mail brings news  of the trial and sentence of the  island of Martinique rioters. The  public prosecutor asked for a light  sentence, six months imprisonment  being the highest inflicted. The  government realized that the  rioters were mere puppets pulled by  agitators. The newspapers say the  people have lost all respect for the  law and constituted authority, and  that the statistics of crime and lawlessness in Martinique showed the  most disquieting increases.  Needle Painting in Silks.       '���  Mrs. Kenly has been traveling  for tho past four years ovei- the  dominion of Canada introducing an  artistic style of needle painting or  embroidering in silks without the  use of any mechanical accessories  whatsoever, which by true artists  are rejected as falsities. She is  expected in Nelson tomorrow night.  ! !1C3  SAMPLE   OF   BOER   JUSTICE.  Daniel Malloy, an Irish miner,  who has recently returned from  Johannesburg, writes the following  to -the Providence, SX. I., Sunday  journal:  " i landed in this country last  week, having come from Cape  Town, South Africa, f came by  way of Liverpool, England. Hearing that the Irishmen, my own  f.nintrymen, are raising money for  tlio Boers in Providence and  > fcinity, I desire to make a few  facts known to them through your  paper, if you will kindly let me.  I have lived in the Transvaal  eight years aud I know a few facts  about the Boers. In the first place  i ��� do-they know that an Irishman or  any other man never gets justice  horn a Boer in any court of law iu  the Transvaal ? twill give $1,000  1o any man who will prove that  they did within the last five years.  I will give you a type of the  .Justice: In 1895 I was working in  Johannesburg. I was working in  ihe DeBeers mines, which were  owned by Mr. Rhodes, an Englishman, and Mr. Beit, a German. At  r.hat time there were about 300  liishmen working in the mines.  That year a law was put in force  whereby all children had to go to  the Boer school, and all had to learn  Dutch. Next door to me there  lived a man by the name of Patrick  !'\ihey, who had three children, two  boys and a girl. The girl was  about 12 and the boys .were  younger, so he sent them to the  .school, and one day, because the  ixirl could not learn the Dutch, the  teacher struck her on the head, and  through the blow she wont into  convulsions and died. Mr. Fahey  had the teacher arrested, but he  was let off, as the teacher was a  Boer. ��� So Mr. Fahey would not let  his boys go to school after that. So  ihe Boer police came to arrest him,  and because he would not go with  +hcni they shot him before the eyes  of his poor wife." He lived about  i wo hours after he was shot. My-  ^olf and Mike Carroll Avent and got  the priest, but the Boer police  would not let him into the house.  This occurred on the 14th day of  October, 1895. We called a meeting of all the miners, both 'Irish,  Kaotch and English, and we subscribed and got a wood coffin and  Imried him decently.   We decided  Chinese Object to Inoculation,  San Francisco, May 21.���The,  f,e<3{ll��vLa��thorities at Washington  have instructed Dr. Ivinyoun, quarantine officer at this port, to take  charge ot the measures to suppress  the bubonic plague which the local  board of health has declared to be  existing liere. "What action Di.  Kiuyoun will take has not yet been  announced.   The     action    of   the  SLOCAN RIDING  To (he Klectoisof the Slocan Riding:  QK\ i u-men���With the dissolution of the legislative usscmblv, tho duty apain devohei upon  llie olcUois of tlio Slooau udnig to choose ataeni-  ber to I'epiosenfr them in the provincial legislature.  It is ni}'intention to become a candidate at the  foillicomuiK elechon and with full confidence in  (he lesult I again respectfully solicit the suf-  frai?(*s of tho elcctois of tliajidmg.  While I may point with p.udonable satisfaction  to lhe manner in which 1 have conserved tlio interests ol thoiiding and sought to meet local re-  ilimomertts so far as in.icticab'c.I ha\ e earnestly  endoavoiod to forwaid legislation in the intejestb  ot Hie whole prowncc, and such as would tend  tow.iid M nuituri.il development.  Constant m altcndaiiee.it the sessions of the  Icgislatuie Ihiuobucii watchful that no vote of  nunc should be wanting foi any mcasuie beneficial to ni} constituents, or the province as a  whole: nnr havo I been neglectful of U.o interests ot the wage cat nri-but Inuu, in some de~  giee.it least, been'tistuiincntftl in placing their  fair demands amongst the prii uples to be advocated bj a great political party. It is well perhaps that 1 should bucfty state some of the piui-  oiples v. Inch I Iia\ c ad\ ocatcdand -dinll continue  toadtoeate until the} aie incorporated m prown-  ciat legislation. ,  (1) l am sn favor of an equitable redistribution  of the seals in the legislative assembly, based  gcneiallj upon population, but with duo regard  lo the inieicsts aud ciicuinhtances of outlying  and f-paivluy settled districts.  (���_'( I shall advocate thegoveinmentownerslitp  of railways and other public fiunehihosi-o far as  may lie ptaiticahlc, and a general enactment  by whkh cem jinnies desiring lo coii'-trlii t rail-  wajs may be incoiporntcd without vpeuial legislation, and that uulwajs bonused hj tho province may he under government control as to  Ihoif iairs and Mibjei.t lo pusohaso at go\ eminent option.  I,i) 1 shall do all in mj power tonsusl and mip-  poll tho luluiiifcmrnt aim development of the  iiii'iing interests of the province, upon which it*)  prosperity is ho m.ut'iinlly dependent.  (I) I belicv'i' in the piiiicipio of the eight-hour  law nml shall penult no itituifcrenue with the  law nt.it d.iiuls, and slinll insist upon Iho retell-  ' ion of the penalty clause.  (~��i I shall luhonilc.ilibera! expenditure upon  ii unk loads and trails in tho various districts of  the pro\ inco, behoving thai iipon-uch espondi-  tuic the development of tlio %��.���>(< resources of  the country materially depends.  ((>) I shall advocate, and if elected n-ssist in,  the enactment of laws for t lie mopcr adjustment  of dispute* between labor ai'd capital, by a well  digested and equitably arranged s}=tcm of com-  piiUoi-} arlutiatioi).  (7) 1 believe that Asiatic and other cheap  labor is detrimental to the best interests of Bnt-  isii Columbia. 1 shall therefore adv ocate its re-  alt ictioii so far as it may be intra vires of piov sn-  oial legislation, and shall assist in biingmg such  pressure I o bear npnii the federal gov ernment as  may induce that government lo assist in the  w oi"k. and w ill most emphatically insist that no  such class of labor shall be employed upon any  public works undertaken by the piovince or upon  such works .is are subsidised by, or in any way  subiect io the control of the government.  (8) I believe thai the educational 8} item of the  province may bo materially improved and shall  give my heartiest assistance in bunging il to the  highest staleof eiileieticy by the establishment of  normal schools and othei instrumentalities that  may tend to tho accomplishment of that objet t.  (')) I shall also advocate and assist in the development of the agricultural resouiccs of the  province.  (10) 1 believe that the moneys of tho pro\ ince  should bo expended upon some broad ami general  si stem w inch w ould ensure the greatest amount  of benefit fiom such expenditure In thisuding  I have cndcnvoiodto inaugurate such a system  by ha\ ing the work upon roads and trails placed  under a responsible head, so that the appropriation, net'0ss.iijl> inadequate under existing cir-  uumstanues, might bo lionofieJally and economically expended. VotirH rospootfully,  R. F. GREEN.  Kaslo, B.C., May 30th, 1��K>,,  BUSINESS   MENTION.  Wanted���a young girl for light  housework. Apply corner Carbonate and Cedar  streets.  To   rent���five-roomed   furnished  house, with piano, on Mill street, three houses  west of Cedar. Apply at the premises m the  morning.  Wanted���position   as    a    wire  splicer. Understands the care of tramwajs.  Able to fake full cai fi of tramw a} s and men. bn-  deretands all kindj of rigging w ork. Apply to F.  XV. Brock, lock box 28, Gem, Idaho.  A good opportunity for man and  wife. Home and good paying busincis. Capital  necessaiy $300   Apply AV. Rush, rosloillce.  Man and wite wants to manage,  rent, or lease hotel or boarding house anywhere.  Fully competent ahd reliable. Additss Mrs.  Hadley, J*ostaOflicc.  Gardening���Employment wanted  by a practical man. Residential groundslaidout,  etc.   Address, W. W. Wilson, .Nelson  Wanted���Position as stenographer and tjpewriter by lady of experience���References. Wo objections to going out of city. Address Stsnographer, Tribune.  For sale���Black Minorca eggs for  hatching, $2.00 per sitting.   Box fcg.1. Nelson.  *. Hack   calls left at   the   Pacific  Tiansfer barn on Vernon street. Telephone  call :io.  For Sale,���One-third interest in  Mineral Claim near Ymir, for ?100, money to be  expended in 'development. Apply to Alex  Stewart, Turner & Bocckh block, Nelson.  For sale���the north half of block  100, Nelson.   Addross P. O. Bcc 512, Nelson.  Spot cash paid for second-hand  goods of all kinds at tho Nelson Bazaar, Malone  & Tregillus block.  Houses furnished with new and  second-hand furniture, or mixed now and secondhand iurmtuie, on the installment plan, by the  Nelson Bazaar, Malone & Tregdlus block.  Under the immediate patronage of thoir Kxcel-  lencies the Governor Ucnoial and CountcSo  of Minto.  KOR THE CANADIAN PATRIOTIC FUND  HKROKS OK THE HOUlt  LORD ROBERTS GENERAL BULLER  CANADA'S IMAVB SONS  On the perfect moving pictures of the  BIOGRAPH  War scenes in South Africa.  Parades and departure of Canadian contingents.  All the great generals and crack  regiments of the British army.  Her majesty tlio queen saying  good bye to the household troops.  II. R. II. the Prince of Wales.  The world famed views of Pope  LeoXJIT.  Through the Rockies on a C. P.  Tt. engine.  All the great events and personages of the day.  MR. OWEN A. SMILY  Canada's greatest elocutionist and humorist at  ra  Mouse  MONDAY  TUESDAY  WEDNESDAY  and THURSDAY  May 21st, 22nd. 23td, and 24th,  (Queen's Birthday)  Reserved seats 50e, admission 85c  Plan now open at the usual place.  Doors open at 7:45 p. m., performance at 8:30.  She comes here from Rossland  where she has been giving lessons.  Here work is all done by the needle  but presents the appearance of  being painted. Lessons.are given  free on condition that the necessary  silks be purchased from Belding,  Paul & Co. of Montreal. From here  Mrs. Kenly goes to Chicago. She  also intends visiting the Antipodes  later on.      Amendments to Banking Act.  Ottawa, May 21���[Special to The  Tribune].���Fielding    today    introduced an amendment to the Ranking Act,.which extends the charters  to the banks for ten years, that is  to 1911.   Provision is made to prevent the issue of bank notes after a  bank is suspended, and banks are to  be permitted to hold land for seven  years or for such further period,  not to exceed five years, in addition  as a treasury board.     Banks will  also   be   allowed   to   lend   money  upon standing timber.    A return of  unpaid drafts to the government  for   publication,  will   be required  every five years. Authority is delegated to   the   Canadian   Bankers'  Association to appoint a curator on  the suspension of a bank, to take  possession of the same. The Bankers'  Association is also empowered to  impose   cheeks   and   guards  upon  bank circulation. Provision is made  to purchase the assets of a bank  which wants to go out of business.  The government has not seen its  way to grant direct government inspection, but has left it in the hands  of the Bankers' Association,  which  will be incorporated by Dominion  statute.  Boer Delegates Turned Down.  Washington, May 21.���Secretary  of state Hay this afternoon informed the Boer delegates that the  president feels, in the present circumstances, that no course is open  to him except to persist in a policy  of neutrality between England and  the South African republics.  A FULL LINE OF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  local and coast.  Flooring  local and coast.  Newel Posts  Stair Bail  Mouldings  Shingles  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  of all kinds.  IB* WHAT YOU WANT IS NOT IK BTOCK  WR WIIX MAICK IT KOK YOV  CALL AND GBT PRICES.  Wholesale  Houses  NELSON  B.C.  AMERICAN  AND  EUROPEAN  PLANS  MEALS  25  CENTS  J. A. Sayward  HALL AND LAKE STREETS, NELSON  Porto Rico Lumber Go.  (LIMITED)  ROOMS LIGHTED BY ELECTRICITY  AND HBATED BY STEAM  25 CENTS TO ��1  321 to 331 Baker Street, Nelson.  QUEEN'S HOTEL  BAEER STREET, NKLSON.  Lighted by Electricity and Heated with Hot Air.  Successors to  A. DEWAR & CO.  " League Games.  Buffalo 6, Chicago 7.  Syracuse 7, Providence i.  Pittsburg 5, Brooklyn 7.  Detroit 5, Minneapolis S.  Rochester 7, Springfield 2.  Chicago 1, Philadelphia 2.  Toronto 12, Hartford 9.  Rough and  Dressed  Lumber  Shingles  Mouldings  A-l White Pins Lumber Always in  StocK.  We carry a complete stock of  Coast Flooring, Ceiling, Inside Finish, Turned Work, Sash and Doors.  Special order work will receive  prompt attention.  Large comfortable bedrooms and  Arab-class  dining-room. Sample rooms tot commercial men.  RATES $2 PER DAY  DERATED AND MINERAL WATERS.  mHORPE & CO.. LIMITED.-Corner Vernon  ���*- and Cedar streets, Nelson, manufacturers  of and wholesale dealers in aerated waters and  fruit syrups. Sole agents for Halcyon Springs  ' mineral water.  Telephone GO.  ASSAYERS'   SUPPLIES*  XfT F. TEETZEL S_ CO.-Corner Baker ana-  v v ���   Josephino streets, Nelson, wholesalo dealers in  asaayers supplies.   Agents for Denver  Fire Clay Co. of Denver. Colorado.  ~ CIGARS.  ���R-OOTENAY CIGAR MANUFACTURING  **��� CO���Cornor Baker and Hall streets. Nelson, manufacturers of "Royal Seal" and "Kooto-  nay Bello" brands of cigars.   COMMISSION MERCHANTS.  TT J. EVANS & CO.-Baker street, Nolson,  ���*-*������   wholesale    dcalors   in   liquors,    cigars,  cement, Are brick and firo clay, water pipo and  steel rails, and general commission merchants.  BLECTEICAL  SUPPLIES.  KOOTENAY ELECTRIC SUI'I'LY & CONSTRUCTION COM PAN Y-Whole-iIodenl-  crs in telephones, annunci.itors. belN, batteries,  IKtuios, etc., Houston block. Ncioon.  FLOUR AND FEED.  BRACKMAN-KER   MILLING   COMPANY  ���Cereals, " ~ "       -.    - . .  mixed cars  .  Flour,  Grain,  shipped  to  all  Grain elevators at all  Edmonton R. 1{. Mi  minster, and Edmonton, Alberta  Hay.   Straight or  Kootenay Points.  3 rain elevators at all principal points on Calgary-  ICdmonton It. 1{.   Mills at Victoria, New West-  IVJrs. E. G. Clarke, Prop.  LATE OF TIIK ROYAL HOTEL, CALGARY  DID   YOU   SEE  Curran's New  lOe  Schooners  TAYLOR  street.  P.  FRESH  COOL  TRY   ONE;   OH,   MY!  Stylish Checks.  Young men who study  the styles at all will tell  you ,it is a toss between  blue serges and decided  checks for first place this  season.  The new styles are very  strong"on checks^and the"  young chaps that cannot  be perfectly suited in these  goods are few indeed.  Those who do not favor  checks will find my range  of summer serges the most  complete in the city.  Porto Rico Lumber Go. Ltd.  Contractors and Builders  WILL DO WELL TO  Buy Their Lumber  AT  G. 0. Buchanan's  A large stock of Hrst-class dry material on  hand, also a full line of sash, doors, mouldings,  turned work, etc.  Factory _ Work a Specialty  Yard i  Food of Hendryx street;. Nelson  Telephone. 91    Jo(]n   Rae,   _XgQl\t  MOYIE    LOTS  FOR   SALE,  The only Good   Beer in  Nelson  CLUB HOTEL  FEED &  PRODUCE   CO.-Rakor  . . Nelson (George K. Motion's old  stand). Flour, Feed. Grain, Hay and Produce.  Car loth a .specialty. Correspondence solicited.  Phone 2(i.   FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  BURNS &   CO.-Baker  street,   Nelson,  wholesale dealers in fresh and cured meats.  Cold storage.  GROCERIES.  A MACDONALD & CO.-Corner Front and  ���*a-�� Hall streets, wholesale grocors and  jobbers in blankets, gloves, mitts, boots, rubbers,  mackinaws and minen,' sundries.  OOTENAY  SUPPLY   COMPANY",   LIMI-  TED���Vernon   btreet,  Nelson,   wholesale  grocers.  JOHN CHOLDITCH & CO.-Front street, Nel-  son, whole��alo grocers.  ���Ri K. STEWART & CO.���Warehouses on C. P.  ���*- ��� R. track, foot of Stanley street. Nelson,  wholesale dealers in provisions, produce and  fruits. Cold storage. Agents Armour & Co.'a  bacon, hams, lard and other products.  -Front street. Nelson,  in   provisions,   cured  T   Y. GRIFFIN & CO.  " ���   wholesale   dealers  meats, butter and eggs.  HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.  TX BYERS & CO.-Corncr Baker and Josephine  ���*-L��   streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers in hard-  Njadden House  Baker and Ward  Streets, Nelson  The only hotel In Nelson that has remained  under one management since 1890.  The bed-rooms are well furnished nnd lighted  by electricity.  The bar is always stocked hy the best dom s-  tio and Imported liquors and cigars.  THOMAS MADDEN, Proprietor.  B. C. HOTEL   erie, b. c.  First-class in every respect. Choicest) wines,  liquors and cigars. Every comfort for transient  and resident guests, ���-    "  HEADQUARTERS FOR UNION MEN.     .  JOSEPH CAMPBELL, Proprietor.  waro and mining supplies.  Powder Co.  Agents for Giant  Lot  Lot  Lot  Lot  9  9  11  7  Block 1  Block 5  Block 6  Block?  Cash Offer  Fop  All Four  ADDRKSS  W. F. Teetzel, Nelson.  J. M. LUDWIG  'Maimfactuieis of sand  dealeis in Harness, Pack  ���uu) Stock Saddles. Apaia-  jots. Collar1?, Hridlcs .md  H hips.  Kelson Harness Shop  Hall Street, Nelson.  CLEANING  AND  REPAIRING  YOUR OWN GOODS MADJS UP  OLD CLOTHES MADE GOOD AS NEW  ARTHUR GEE  Opposite Clarke Hotel.  MERCHANT TAILOR  OREAT REDUCTION  $9.65|g��r8Nc8<1   $6.15  DELIVERED  Hard Coal  Anthracite  TKMCPUONK  33  Notice of Application-for-a���Certificate or Improvements.  linoki:\ Him J1(m hai.Ci iMm.siii.yikin mi:  jMS^UOlUM    ^Il.\I\(.     DlMslON      (11      Wtfsl*  K()(iir\A\   Disneici.   \m>  lucvi'in ahoui  iWO JJ!I !-���> SOI IflW I hi   Or   AlNlWcmill. All  lOIVIVC  Till   AHkAViAs, L'MII.DAM) U.VIO.V  A1(M i: vi. Cr \lAir.  Take notice that 1. If. 15. Young, (iictinp as  nffontfoi K. J. Hobci Is, fioc mmci h cf!titit..tto  spucml No. (>S1, and Anna (J. Buckie}, fiee  iiiiiiei'6 ccrtiflcatj' No. 11. li.Wj free minor's certificate No. H. IVIII, intend. M\tj dijs fiom Iho  diitohcicof, lonppl} d<Uio nulling recoidcr foi  a oeiltltciitc of impiou'inenls for ilie put pose u  obtainiiift .i <"iown want of this .ibo\c claim.  And dinner lake notice that hi tion. iindci hec  iion.'iT, mnsi lie commenced licfinu (hi1 issuance  of such ccrlilltalo of impiovomeriN.  Dated (Ins '.'Ith day of Aonl. A. 1).. I'M).  It. K. VolfNC, P.L.S.  LAND   NOTICE.  Notice is herebj given that after ono month I  will make apphi.iiion to Uic Chief Commissioner  of Lands and WoiK.sto pun hasp foil} acre-< of  land in Iho di"tiict of Wr��l Koo'eimy in the  pi ounce of Uiiti-.li Columbia, MtuitU.fl on the  cast side of Kootenay lake, betwoun LocUuut  and Lafi.tnco Clicks us follows: Commencing  at a t'ost on the beach marked ' Initial Post, John  Laidlaw \ S. W. Coi nei," thence njutln.ro along  the lake 20 {"hams. Uiciicc easterly 20 Chains,  thence noithetly 'Jn (.hail's, thence westerly 20  chains Lo the jilxto of bugimmiir.  Juft.V LAIDLAW.  Dated at NcImhi, B. C, this 3id day o�� April,  1900.  Co,  NELSON, B. C.  Coffee roasters and doalers In Tea and Coffee,  Offer fresh roasted coffee of bosti quality as  follows:  Java and Arabian Macha, per pound 9   40  Java and Mocha Blend, 3 pounds ., 1 00  Fine Santos, 1 pounds . .  100  Santos Blend, 6 pounds  1 00  Our Special Blend, 8 pounds  1 00  Our Rio Roast, 8 pounds  1 90  A trial order solicited. Salesroom Z doors eaet  of Oddfellows block. West Baker street,  EY foTOAN  AT 7 PER CENT  ON BUSINESS PROPERTY  $ettcdalfttlds(  Vernon Street, Nelson.  SMOKE"  ROYAL SEAL  AND   KOOTENAY BELLE  CIGARS  -     SASH AND  JTKLSON  SAW   AND  Kootenay Cigar Mfg. Oo.  , NEMOK, BRITISH COLUMBIA  R. REISTERER & CO-  hkkwuks amid florrucaa 0��P  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  T AWKBNCE    HARDWARE    COMPANY���  ���*-���   Baker St.,  Nelson,  -wholesale   dealers in   "  hardware and mining supplies, and water and  plumbers' supplies.   VANCOUVER   HARDWARE    COMPANY  LIMITED-Bakcr street, Nolson, wholesale  dealers in hardwaro and mining supplies, plum- .  bers and tinsmiths' supplies.   Agnnts Ontario"  Works.   LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS. '-,,  rpURNER, BEETON & CO.-Comer Vernon  ���*��� and Josephine streets, Nelson, wholesale  dealers In liquors, ciVars and dry goods. Agents  for Pabst Brewing Co. of Mdwaukee aud Cal-  gary Brewing Co. of Calgary.   PAINTS   AND   OILS.  TSTELSON HARDWARE COMPANY-Baker  -" Street���Wholesale dealert, m paints, oils,  and brashes of all 'kinds. Largest stock in  Kootenay.   POWDER, CAPS AND FUSE-  rTAMILTON POWDER COMPANY-Baker  ���*-*- streot, Nelton, manufacturers of dynamite,  sporting, stumping and-black blasting powderu,  wholesale dealers in caps and fuse, and electric  blatitinsrjipparatue.   DOORS.  PLANING MCDLS,  LIMITED -Corner Front and Hall streets.  Nelson, manufacturers of and wholesale dealers  in sash and doors; aU kuidt, of factory work made  to order. =  TENTS   AND   AWNINGS. ~~ .  NELSON TENT AND AWNING FACTORY���  Baker btreet, Nelson. Mnnufact urers of all  kinds of tents, awnings and canvas goods,.  1\ 0. Bot 70.   Theo. Madson. proprietor.  ���  WINES AND CIGARS. '  CALIFORNIA    WINE   COMPANY,    LIMI-  - TED-Corner Front aud Hall streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers tn wines (case and hulk) ,  and domestic and imported cigars. b  ENGINi^iiT :  CHARLES PARKKR-MJning and inilhng'cn-  ginecr.   West Baker btscct. Nelson.  FEATEBNAL .SOCIETIES.  A    NELSON LODGE, NO. 33, A. V, &, A. M.  __r MeeUi second Wednesday In each month.   /%0\ Sojourning brethren Invited.  K~ NIGHTS oV PYTHI43��� Nelson Lodge. No!  25, Knights of Pythias, meets in I. O. O. V.  Hall, corner Baker and Kootenay streets, o\ ery  Tuesday evening at S o'clock, visitintt Knights  cordially invitod to attend, R, G. Jo}. SC. of R.  & 8.   Lconai d. Scot t, C. C. ^   ���KTKLSON L. O.  *1'    Hall, corner  L., No. 1KB. meets in I. 0. 0. F.  Hall, corner Baker and Kooteuay streets,  1st) and 3rd Friday of each month. VMUng  brethom cordially invited. It Robinson, XV. M.  XV. Crawford, KecotdingacctelJii}. _  "M-JKLSON JURIK, Number 22, Fraternal Order  , ���*���' of Eagles, meets every becond and fourth  Wednesday incach month In Fraternity HaiL  Visiting brothron welcome, W, Gos>iull, Presl  donB.   CliarJch Prosser, Socretarr.  TRADES" UNIONS. ~~  Prompt and regular  dolivery to tho trade  Brewery at Nelson  Apply G. L. LENNOX. Solicitor, Nelson E. C  NOTICE   OF   MEETING.  The Nelson plumbers, gas and hteani fitters'  union iiieetVici cry soiond and fourth Friday at  the Minora' Union lull at 8 p.m.  11. WEEKS, Secretary pro Usui.  Nelson   Wine   Co.  CHOICE WINES hHQ LIQUORS  Special attention given to family trado  Telephone Ti ~ SB&M   ��  Baker Btreet, rJi��Wft   ��-  Nelson. B. C. manager  OTTO M. ROSENDALE  Portland, Oregon, Postage�� Sox 464  Holders of Hft.Il Mine.-, Limited,  ���-took, either preferred or common,  will plejiso "oiiimuaicate with me,  as I am instructed to buy up .same  in any quantities. Wire me nt my  expense. O. ���M. Rosendale, P. O.  bov i(U, Portland, Oregon.  Flowers aqd   Piaqts  Palmi fix fcot hiph ftfl rowjs, pot grower in  20 varieties A choice collection of house and  ljcddiitK plants. Thousand!, to select from. Cut  I'owcis and designs. Inspection mwtcd. Tho  NpIhoii Green llouae. Front Htredt, Iwo blocks  oast of wharf. P. McCItKATH.  Orders by mail promptly fillod.  NELSON MINKRS' UNION NO. 00. W.  M.���Meets fn miners'  F. of  union rooms, northeast oorner Victoria and Kootenay hti ect ���>, every  Saturday evening at 8 o'clock, Vihiting members welcome. Af. It Mow alt. President. James  Wilkes, Secretory,   NKLSON PAINTKIW UNIO,\'-The regular  mectiRK.. of the 1'aiiitcrh' Utiidn i-. held  every Wodnuhduy c\cjiiiik at I.:*'*, In tlip Pain-  tern' Union hall, behind thcCIiukc hotel. T. O.  Skatbo, president.   Alfred Turner, hccioiaiv.  qiRADKS AND LABOR COUNCIL.���The repii-  ���*��� Iar mcolinifs Of t he Nelson Trades and Labor  Council will bo held in the mlnur>>' union hall,  corner of Victoria and Kootenaj utrcets, on tho  flr&t and third Thursdnj of each month, at  7.30 p.m. G. J. Thoipe, President. J.If.Al.ithe-  bon, 8ecrctary.   rpHK regular meetings, of the Carpenters' Union  x are held on Wcdnewlny evening? of each  week, at 7 o'clock, in the Minors' l'nion hall corner Victoria and Kootenay streets. It Robinson, President.   James Collin:;, Secrotary.  BARUKKS' UMON.-Xclson Union. No. 1W. of  the International Joiunc}men Harbor's Union of America, meets ciery first nnd thud Mon-  daj of c.ich month in Alinei ���* Union Hull, corner  of Victoria and Kootenaj s-trcrt*. at ti.iO n.'.n.  hharp, ViiitmK brothers conlinlfj united to  attend. J. II. Alathcson, President W. S. Uel-  Ulle, Secietary,  ABORKRS'"UNIOV���VcI^OTTuborow' Protective Union, So. S121. A. V. of L., meet* in  Aimer*,' Union Hall, noilhcaM corner of Victoiia  and Kootenaj street*-, on the Hut and thud Monday of each month, at 8 p.m. sharp. Visiting  members of the American Federation coidially  itn itcd to attend. .John Mullen, President.  Pciey blinkelto'i. Secretary.                 CIGAirMAKBRS' UNION meotiTiZi Tuesday  in evoij month in the W P.M. hall.    Kxec  uti\o board meets oiaij Saturday.  "DRICKLAYKKS AND  MASOVS7!}nTonT*  JJ   'iho Bricklajers and Masons' International  Union No. 3 uf Nelson meets second and fourth  TucsdajM in each month at Miner*' Union hall .  J. W, Ktcher, president; Joseph Clark, recording  aaft corresponding secretary. 3U22=C&e&»ttA££&K<s
Rubber Gloves
proper thing for spring house-
cleaning and gardening
Furniture Polish
To make your Furniture look as good
as new, try our
W. F. Teetzel & Co
to adjourn until Monday next was carried. The
board of trade meeting also failed to secure a
Mrs. George S. Beer and daughter
has gone to Brandon, Manitoba, to spend several
months. Mrs. (J. Frank Beer has gone to St.
John, N. U.; on a visit to relatives.
Victoria Block, Corner Baker and Josephine Streets
Iti of Jui)e  will
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This will mean an increased demand for high-class jewelry, and
we have prepared for it.  We are offering the best
values,in Kootenay in suitable Wedding Presents.       Q
Jacob Dover
A mammoth  steam shovel from
the main line service has arrived hero for uso between this cily and Kobsou. The shovel handles
filKl yards or between 7;i and 100 cars of material
per day and it i.s estimated that there is 2u0 day's
work at maximum sliced in the program mapped
out. Tho machinery is now being sot up and the
shovel gucs out on the line toward the end of the
week. It will busUrletl on the big bluH'iit Terry's
spur, half way between Itobson and Slocan
.1 unction, and work from   there toward Robson.
The entries at the mining recorder's ollice yesterday were: W. S. Iloylo
transferred the Minnesota, Winconsin and the
Winconsin Extension -mineral claims situated on
the Salmon river to C. Hanna and C. Rollin; W.
_i. Adie recorded the Lord Roberts mineral claim
on Mount Proctor, two miles north westof Salmon
river, and Peer Dc^cllo recorded the Uolden
Creek on the slope between Forty-nine and Bird
creeks, one mile south of tho government trail.
The regular meeting of the Carpenters' Union will be held on Wednesday evening at. 8 o'clock in Minora* Union hall. It is desired that ovory member of the union be present,
as business of importance is to be transacted. ,
Mrs. A. Stein,  Gore street, gave
birth to a daughter yesterday.
James Crauley was before magistrate Crosse yesterday for soliciting alms. He
was allowed lo dopart on promising to go to
work. 'Throe*drunks contributed a total of §17
to the eity strong box.
On Saturday an unknown man
left Kootonay Landing on a raft whicli lie improvised by nailing half, a dozen logs .together
and hoisting a sail of fucking. Half an hour or
so later a violent squall came up and it is feared
that ho perished in the heavy sea. Captain Mc-
Morris kept a sharp lookout for the raft on his
down trip but failed I o see a sign of it or of the
venturesome stranger, and no word has since
been heard of him.
At Tin-: PiiAiu.—lt. l-\ Tolmio. Sandon: G. O.
liucliaiian, Kaslo: 1). C. McPherson. Slocan City:
J. !•'. Colloni, W'clleslcy, Mass.: W. Spier and
family, Montreal; M. K Foley and wife, Movie;
W: Klloy, Toronto; W. H. llaker, Sudburv; .1. V.
Welch. Itossland; Owen A. Sinily,Toronto: C. K.
In-adgloy. (iranito Creek; W. Hutchinson, Vancouver: S. btuartH. Itoakus. Loudon, England;
11. S. Ilirsch, Vancouver; K.Marcliiinu, Victoria;
C. S. Synics, Calgary.
AtthkHumb.—V. L. Smith, Montreal: XV. K.
Iloie, (J. Plowman, Camp Maiislleld; It. Jhillick,
Procter; G. 11. Miinn, St. Paul: 1). MeLeod, Ainsworth: a Trudcl, Montreal; T. II. Ingram, Col-
iniibia; A. M. Johnson. Vancouver; .1. Devlin,
Nakusp; Aliss Watson, Nakusp.
Official News of Relief.
London, May 21.—The following
.dispatch has been received from
Lord Roberts at tho war oflice:
"Kroonstadt, May 21.—The following is from Hunter: 'Mafeking is
relieved. Mahou entered it on
May lSth.*"
H.   BYERS   &
Dunsmuir and Mclnnes.
Victoria," May: 21.—[Special
Garden, Mill, >Steaml'and Suction
Crucible   Cast  Steel   Wire  Rope
5-16 to 1-in. in  stock.
Leather and   Rubber Belting.
Sheet, Square and Round Rubber
Flax and Garlock Packing
Pipe Fittings, Brass Goods, Rails
Captain Aloe, port steward of the
C. P. K. fleet, loft last night for a Vancouver.' Ho
was accompanied by'Mrs. Moe. who returns to
Collingwood after spending a few weeks at the
Coast. ••■■..
returned  yester-
up the lake on mining
Hi  Nelson, B. C.
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The Jeweler Jg
Our Clearance
of Dry Goods
is sold.' Linen for skirts
Dress  Duck, regular 20c
is still on and will be, continued until ail
at 10, 15, and 20 cents^ per yard; White
goods, sale price 12ic per yard; regular 25c<goods, sale price 15c;
White Pique at 15, 20 and '25 cents. A large range of Underskirts from $1 up.   All other dry goods sold at proportionate "prices.
The correct answer to prize contest is as follows;
The boy traveled 1.707 miles and 2.414 times
as _fast as_ the_procession. 	
The first to answer it correctly and winner of
the, prize was Mrs. Charles H. Leicester.^
The majority of answers were one and one-half
miles and twice as fast.
Houston Block, Baker Street
That we arc Iiie recognized leaders in-curving the choice!
.md hi -.1 Blades of Teas and Cotlees. This fact litis Iicnn
thoioiiuhly pro\en by the public appiooiation <;i" the biime,
which nan caused oui m)u4 to increase in the above linoH
fullv ,VJ jicrcenL To llio.o uho have nul tiled our Icudei i
\w .uc a!wij»i pleased la inbuilt samples, after which ion
iciddj see lh.il you haiibUcniiajiMK tliuMiiioforanailiolo
\\ liu h i tuiM not foi a iilomcnl be compared with i!. Weine
sine to jiIl.im: jou, asoui'htock isoonipiclciind I he best that
1MOIICJ (<lll III!}. ^^^
A large consignment of the latest
styles of hats, union and custom
made.   Clpthing  for bargains  at
Charles Parker
day evening from a trip
Hon. Smith Curtis, minister  of
mines, has promised that the government will
llnish the wagon road, now half way constructed,
between Kaslo and Camp Mansfield. He was
waited on b} Charles Plowman and \V. W.
Beaton on bch.ilt of the Pactolus Gold Mining
Company through w hose claims Lhe load in ques
lion will lun.
Tony Sueeormarman, committed
for trial on the charge of ,uson, will be tried at
Itos-d.uid on Wednesday.
Local military men will be interested in learning that by a recent gencial
order the militia department hasdone away with
the w.i'd baUalion as.ipplied to the uniLs of the
Canadian service and substituted theicfor the
woid legiinent. The Rocky Mountain Rangeis
aie thei cfoi e a regiment instead of a battalion as
forincil}. ,
Joe McGirr,  a C, P. R.  yardman,
was painfully hurl at the depol lasr night In
.liig'itmgfiom the Mulch engine ho lumped into
'iidtloli nnd broke his leg. raidmastcr Ogii\ic
iiad -HoOur taken to the Sherbrooke iiotel wheie
doctoid Hall and Rose ieduced the li acinic.
Candidate Fletcher, accompanied
by W A. Mucdon.ild aud James McDonald, ia on
a baiti-i.toniiingtrlpo^er^l Coat liner district.
The   C.  P.'R.   have a  camp at
Lemon Click S.ding between Slocan Junction
and Slocin City, and a force of 15 mon is now engaged in sin \ c} mit a spur line fioiii thatpointup
to tho Chapleau mine, four and a half miles distant, on t lie noi th toi k. The spur will be completed this huimnei. J. M. Williams and M.
Weyl go up lo the mine this moining.
The Nelsou   Electric   Tramway
Company have secured the sen ices of the Nelson
city band for Ihen ,S,itmd.iy night and Sunday
af toi noon conceit* in thcp.uk. Under llieleadoi-
ship of .1. 0. Luppy the band has already
attained <i \ery satisfactosj state of efficiency,
and I heir ellorts aie much appieci.ited.
A carpenter named Kinghorn em-
plojcd at the C. P. R. shipyard, was badlv hurt
.vestcrdaV. He w.ih woiking about one of the
steamers, whose paddle wheel was being tested
and one of tno icvolvmg blades caught lum At
tne neck and bent his body double. JCnighoin
was removed to the hospital at onco and an examination dei eloped the fact that his sp.no was
soriously uiMiiod. Thu full extent of tho injury
has nor, been established as jet, but a fr.icluie is
The third annual church  parade
of Xelson's Queen Lodge, Sons of England, takes
pl.iceon .Sunda.v total Savioin's chinch, wheie
tho icclor Mill riuhict ti Palilotic bciiHon at ,s;w
o'clock. The oidei meet" at the lodge sooms an
hour uarjici, and wi|! bo accompanied b> the
"Municipal B,uwi,"_i\ii_invii,ition_ro-.v,tonit the
hoi i me it-1 Mended to mci!ibets of thu fraternity
and all Englishmen. Oinmg thu afternoon u collection will he taken in aid of Ire IluliOtt.iwa
fire -uiH'ereis.
The officers of the Xelson JlifleS
Association jcsteiday foi w.uded the cnti.es of
two teams to the -cu'iitjuy of tho Canadian Mili-
t.irj Hil'c League. The teams (.oni]>n->o ten men
inch, and nuitihcs lake pi.ico on June t'n.i and
Dili and July "ill and lilst. Tho league a winds
pri/RH, championship badges and fitst unit neuons!
class ni.ii'ksiiiiins uPriiricutue. I'lnng must be
done at the J0f>, ,'ifMl and (Ml jaid i.mges, under
Ii'iiKiio mles.
The directors   and  btali' of tho
gcncui) hospital unite nti/eiis generally tn tisii
lhe iiislituliuii (Ins afternoon, when tiie new
wing is io hi foiiiinllj opened. The icccPtiou is
fiom -i to "> unlock. Musit^will ho fiuiiisliuil bj
hlciner's oichunti.i and the Indies of the Hospital
-\ld will SCI \c lolresliini'iits.
The working plans for the  new
hinldiligsaiid .Miidsal, till) C. I'. It (|eiio| avo iu
Mhapetuioiiiinuico opLiatlons1 ,iml when one oi
t wo fonniiliticH me <u'isf<iclonl; disposed of the
loitipail} will start wink iiiuiiodlalolj. Tlio I1W
item on the piogiam is the division of t'olton-
uooitcieok. Tne new chanii"! will he cut along
Ihc root of the liinl).
The funeral of tho late Hubert
Chailes took place jcstcidav al the cemeteiy,
Rev. John Itobson, pastoi of tiie MethodiHt
i lunch, ollici.ilcd The toicmnii and ciew of the
Vcilus mine wuie m attend.nice, and the pall
be.ucis weie thoscit ftom decoaH'd s fellow em
,    A marriage lieenfae  was   issued
jcsteiday to Robert Kilivlbcit llo.tlttc and Cuor-
gm.iClnislio llendeisoii.
The tramway company is now
finishing Uicslipigiiiff of wncs to Lako I'aikaud
e\iiCLts to have I he extension luopcmLion Thuis-
day. 'I hej will then pm, in a switch al a con-
\ ciiicnf point and place t wo uns on Uic load. It
is liguied that with twocaisiunmnga ten min-
!iteiei\.c« will be secured. A new time card
will be issacd shot tl}.
The  new  C.  P.  11.  tug  will  be
iiiiiued tho I'rnctci'iii hniioi of the last addition
to lhe list of Koottn.n s towns She will prob-
nWy be placed in commission Una week in lom-
mand of one of tho males now soiling in the
James Ilogan,  recently released
fiom the pioiiiiLial gaol, appeared at jestetdaj'H
police comt chained wnli disoiiloil.v conduct.
W, A, OaHihcr appealed for defendant. The
case was enlarged.
Tiie eity fathers did  nofc hold a
meeting laut night. Alderinen AVilson and Ii ling
wiJJi major Houslon weie tho only nieinbew to
put in .in appearance, and at &») o'clock a motion
The Tribune.]—At a meeting in Col-
wood this afternoon, premier Martin
opened his campaign. He said iu
answer to a question that the action
of the Dominion government in dis-.
allowing the Liquoi License Act
left the province without a liquor
license law, and anyone could sell
liquor. Those who had paid a license
would have their money returned.
A lively political meeting took
place at Wellington ou Saturday,
evening. .John Bryden accused W.
W..B. .Mclnues of trying to get into
the Turner cabinet'. Mcliines denied this, claiming that Turner had
wanted him, whereupon James
Dunsmuir said, "it's a lie."
Mr. Dunsmuir also accused him of
lying Avhen he said that he heard a
high official of the Esquimalt &
Nanaimo railway say it was a good
thing that so many Japs were
coming in.
in his address to the electors
Dunsmuir says he pays the same
wages to Chinese as to white miners
and that he will discharge Chinamen as soon as he can get white
men to take their places.
shelled it. Major Brett is sending
a larger body of men to punish the
The first death of a white man
from bubonic plague occurred
today. The victim was a government teamster. Seven natives
have died since the outbreak of the
plague at Quiapo.
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 Powder, and Metropolitan Kuse, etc.
Prices from $10 to $30
a.  m.—
Garrisons Hemmed In.
Manila, May 21.—General James
A. Bell, commanding the hemp provinces of southern Luzon, has issued an order to hi» officers not to
attempt to organise the municipal
governmentsasprescribed by major-
general Otis in his recent oider on
account of the disturbed conditions.
The   Americans   occupy  a   few
coast  towns which the insurgents
surround constantly, assailing the
garrisons, wliich "are too small to
attemjjt operations iu the surrounding country.    Major Wise with two
companies is in Doosal, an  important town of Sordogon, surrounded
by   a   thousand   .insurgents.   The
Americans occupy,trenches and are
continually exchanging shots  with
the enemy.   Several regiments aie
needed to control the southern province, but they, cannot be spared
from their present stationb.   Another squadron of cavalry will  be
sent to general Bell.
- On  the—first—trouble—occurring*
with the Morros in   the southern
part of Mindanao, at Cottabattc,
major Brett sent a detachment to
preserve peace at a con ferenee between two quarrelling chiefs.    During  the conference the tribesmen
began shooting.    One of the bauds
fired upon the Americans from an
old Spanish fort.   The soldiers  returned the fire, killing several of
tho natives-, bufc they wero unable
to take the fort, though a gunboat
On i< i;:   Ifoul3io*; Uioirc.
A Sunning Fight.
London, May 22.-3:15
British horsemen, according to .a
dispatch from Lorenzo Marquez, are
now close to the Vaal river within
forty miles of Johannesburg. The
migration from Pretoria has begun.
Women and children are being sent
in trains to Machadorp on the way
to Lyndenberg. Trains are arriving at Lorenzo filled with passen-
gers,"among whom are many Germans who are.bound-for Europe.
Some details of colonel Million's
Mafeking relief expedition are now
coming through from wayside
points. It was one long rush to
Mafeking. C. E. Hands, the Daily
Mail's correspondent mentioned in
lord Roberts' dispatch to the war
office as dangerously wounded iu
the fight in the bush May 13th, sent
his last message from Vryburg,
May 9fch, by runner to Kimberley
on May 21st.   He says:
"The flying column (mounted),
secretly and swiftly organized by
, general Hunter, started from Barkly
and arrived here tonight, covering
138 miles in five days. Ifc is a grand
force of mounted men, Imperial
light horse from Ladysmith, the
Kimberley mounted corps, wifch
Royal Artillery aud pom-poms, and
a selected body of infantry from
the Fusileer brigade. A special
equipment of light spring mule
transports completes the splendid
"The force is equipped to move
with such rapidity that although
this is a difficult; country, requiring
vigilant scouting, the Boers were
surprised. The column moved parallel with the enemy's position on
the Vaal at Rooldain and Fourteen
Streams, actually getting bohind
them without firing a shot. So
close were we on Sunday and Monday that general Hunter's balloon
was visible and his bombardment
A correspondent wifch general
Buller telegraphs as follows from
Fourteen Streams : " Colonel
Mahon's relieving column left
Barkly West under seerefe orders
on "May 4fch and  reached Vryburg
on May 10th.	
"The Boers marched on fche tight
Hank of the British and a strange
race followed. Mahon pressing toward Mafeking with the utmost
speed consistent with keeping the
force in condition, and the Boers
hurrying parallel in an effort to
pass him and to throw themselves
acrobs the path. The Boers succeeded. Mahon then turned west
during tho night. Tho Boers followed, overtook and attacked him
in the bu&li, but were beaten off.
Then as lord Roberts wired, colonel
Mahon and colonel Plumer united
forces at Kammasbibi on May 15th
and Mafeking was relieved three
days later under conditions nofc yet
known here."
iti   185 Baker Street.
Telephone 10.
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We have removed our place of business
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
new ones.   Give us a call.
185 Baker Street
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Some Plain Facts
About Clothing
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
Gents9 Furnishings
Hats and Caps
Boots and Shoes
We know that our values cannot be equalled bj?
any other house in Nelson. We are so sure of
this that we,will give money back if it cannot be
of Plui
Opposite Postoffice
Kooteqay Electric Snppiy &
Construction Co.
We have just received a fresh   consignment  of  Christie's famous-1
Fancy Biscuits and Cream Sodas.
Also McCormick & Company's Jersey Cream Sodas.
Headquarters for Portland
Cement, Fire Bricks,
Fire Clay, American Cumberland Coa! [Blacksmiths]
B. P. HITHBT & DO., Ltd., «8Fia
Special Quotations given tor carload lota
A. B. GRAY, P. O. Box S2t. Nelson, B, C.
Kootenay Agent
P. O. BOX 176.
Telephone 101.
D. M. Fei'ry & Company's Seeds.
Fresh JErks Received Daily
John /\. Irviqg &. Co
Lethbridge Gait Goal
The best value for the money In the mmrkei
tor aU purposes.
TSSRMB cash     W. P. TiKBNKr, General Agent
Telephone M7.   Office with C. D. S. ehrla&e.
» «c8FMrJ!rlo*oria fro* Kootenay Streets.
P. O. Box 668, TJEUffiPHONB NO. a


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