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 \  DAILY  EDITION   BY  MAIL  FIVE   DOLLARS A YEAR ,  WEEKLY EDITION  BY MAIL  TWO  DOLLARS A YEAR  EIGHTH YEAR  NELSON:  FRIDAY MORNING   MAY 18  J 900.  PRICE FIVE  CENTS  ROBERT GREEN'S POSITION  On Eight-Hour Law.  Kaslo, May 17.���[Special to The  Tribune.]���"Bob" Green has made  known his position ou the eight-  hour law. In a line he will permit  no tampering with it. At a meeting here the other night Mr. Green  went fully into his whole action  concerning that law ancl he put his  position frankly ancl fairly as  follows:  "The eight-hour law is practically  a dead issue so long as you  keep it  s.) by  electing  men  who are  prepared  to  stand  pat  on   the   law,  penalty clause and all.  I'havo been  criticised for the attitude Itook on  tlio eight-hour law.    I will explain  my position.    The ��� first. 1 heard of  tlio  law   was  when  it was introduced in the mining committee by  Mr.  Martin  of Rossland.    The bill  ���\\ hich Martin laid before  the committee was the woik of the Trades  and    Labor   Council of   Rossland.  llo laid that bill before the committee of which I was  a member and  a->ked  tliem  to embody it  in  the  mining laws.    One  clause  of  that  particular bill was an eight-hour law  similar to the one we now have.   If  you will remember the late government advertised iu the Gazette for  any person who was interested in  l lie matter to give suggestions as to  changes in,the  mining  laws.    The  c uumittee had before them a great  number of suggestions, this  of Mr.  M'trtin being among them.    When  we came to consider these we came  to the eight-hour law.  I opposed it.  I will tell you why.   When 1 stood  upon the  platform  of  this  riding  (vvo years ago asking for your votes  J told the electors that 1 would not  itdvocate any radical change in the  mineral law without first notifying  1 hem  of such  change and  asking  tlieir advice upon  it.    The mining  committee did not < recommend that  i i\v.   That was the first I know of  the   demand   for   that    particular  I.iw.   Later on the very people who  had drafted this bill went further.  Thoy sent a delegation to  Victoria  to   ��\'ge   the government to pass  that particular clause.    The matter  was .gone  into pretty thoroughly,  and later  was brought  up  in the  ,ho:iso.  'On the evidence and arguments advanced by those people I  thought    the    law    was    correct  and   right.      L   was   not  prepared  1o   stop   it   going  on  the "statute  book for  the purpose   of   coming  luck to ask the electors  whether  ii should be there or not. I took the  position of voting foi t it because I  1 itought it was good.    Later on  we  e.imc to the active operation of the  J.'tw,   We heard'in Kaslo here that  iho inspector had visited Sandon  and told the mine owners  that the  Jtiw was to be enforced.    The mine  owner1) associated themselves and  s-i'iit a delegation to Victoria. One of  1 hese delegates was Mr. Wood.   Mr.  ] Vrry was another. The third 1 have  forgotten.���The delegation- waited  upon me herein Kaslo and pointed  out to me that if 'the law was enforced then and theie it would immediately  result  in  trouble:   that  that it was, a just and good law I  went through to the Coast and informed the government of the feeling of the miners in this country.  As soon as the time had expired  which the government had given  the mine owners' delegation, the  law was enforced. - That is my  position on the eight-hour law. If  1 am elected again, as far as it is  possible for any one man in that  house to do I will insist that there  is no change in the eight-hour law  as it stands upon the statutes  today.",        ,  BADEN POWELL ROUTS BOERS  No Official News of Relief.  Pretoria, May 15.���An oofficial  bulletin announces that the federal  troops- stormed and occupied the  forts around Mafeking on Saturday  morning. The same night the federals were surrounded, losing, so  far as known, seven killed and  seventeen wounded and a number  of meu prisoners. The British  casualties are fifty killed and  wounded.  It is reported that the advance  guard of the force proceeding to the  relief of Mafeking from the south  was repulsed yesterday.  London, May 17.���A dispatch  from Lorenzo Marquez, dated today,  says that commandant Eloff, grandson of president Kruger, with a  patrol entered Mafeking. Colonel  Baden-Powell opened fire on the  burghers, killing 17 of them aud  taking Eloff and 90 of his men  prisoners.  London, May 17.���In the committee room of the house of commons this morning sir James Kit-  son, Liberal, announced that Mafeking had been relieved. The war  oflice, however, was unable to confirm the announcement.  KL'SSa^.^^S'.J'Sj I WHY THEY WERE STRUCK OFF  faces towards that district  surface showings.   They have been  making   anxious   inquiries   as   to  whether tho representatives of capital   are   expected   in   town   this  season because the  capitalist and  the miner must work together ; the  one can do little good without the  other in   a province   like   British  Columbia.     Once   the   Lardo gets  railway communication there is little  need to fear that capital will stay  away.   That at least is the opinion  of T. N. Barnard of Wallace, Idaho,  who, with several Washington men  has an interest in -the  Irene, Eva,  Mary and Sherlock  claims on the  upper Duncan  river.    "There are a  crowd  of us Cceur  d'Aleners,  but  not dynamiters, interested in  the  property," he said.    "It is situated  a mile and a half above Placerville  and the proposed line of the Kaslo  & Slocan Lardo branch runs right  through   it."    After   visiting   the  claims last week Mr. Barnard  said:  "If   we   had   that  property   over  in the Cceur d'Alenes we could get  several  hundred thousand dollars  for it.    We opened up the ledge in  seven different places and we got  ore in six of them."  t hey would pay the scale of wages  for eight horns that they had been  paying for ten. They asked me to  write and ask tho government to  suspend the operation of tho law  nt least until they could be heard  from. LTp to this times I assure  you, just as I said in my letter to  ihc government, I had no representations from miners that this  fight-hour law was wanted. I believe the law was a good one. \  believe that the miners, prospectors and that class composed the  majority in this riding. I acceded  to the request of the delegation. I  \s rote this letter.  Mr. Green quoted the now celebrated epistle iu which he told the  government that the eight-hour  law was creating much excitement  in the Slocan, that the mine owners threatened to reduce wages,  that this would result in a strike,  and that he had-had no request  i'tom miners in his constituency for  the passage of the law.and wished  to find ont their opinions, For  these reasons he asked the government to yield to the mine owners'  loquest and institute no prosecutions without giving thorn notice of  tlieir intention to do so.  "Within 21 hours of wiitiug that  letter," continued Mr. Green, "I  loft this town and in the riding I  met the people most, interested and  they practically told me to a man  that the eight-hour law was just  what they wanted. Representing  those people and being convinced  prior to that, when I voted for it,  Parliament Adjourns."  Ottawa, May   17.���[Special   to  The ? Tribune.]���Mr.    Gasgrain,   iu  the senate today)-moved that th'e  house, when it adjourned on Friday,  stand adjourned   until June  4th,    Mills said he sawno objection  to the house, wheu it rises this evening,    standing    adjourned    until  Wednesday, May 30th.    The house  of commons had not made much  progress so far, but he hoped there  might be more progress made and  several important bills sent up. He  was not, however, ivedded to May  30th and would meet the convenience of   members.     If the house  agreed, the auditor general Avould  pay the salaries of the officers of  the houso without the formal passing of the bill.    Mackenzie Bowell  said he had learned from members  of the commons that the debate >in  the house would probably prevent  the supply bill  coming up before  Slay 24 th.   The  house would not  question the supply which was only  to pay the officers of   the house.  Brodeur   thought  they  would   be  -heie two months moie,-and -moved  iu amendment, that the adjournment be from today to June Rfch at  3 p.m.   This was carried.  Hot Fight m Slocan.  Kaslo, May 17���[Special to The  Tribune].���Asnomination day approaches it is' seen that there is  going to be a hot political fight in  Slocan. The Martinites here have  hurtled tho Hon. Smith Curtis*  movements. Instead of waiting  till next week Curtis has been hurriedly billed to speak hero tonight.  John Keen and Bob Green will  attend the meeting, and a lively  time is expected. Keen has been  shaking hands with the electors  round the ' district, Tomorrow  night ho formally opens his campaign, making his first speech at  Whitewater. He will not speak in  Kaslo till the night of nomination  clay, May 26th.  Out of Danger.  Ottawa, May 3 7��� [Special to The  Tribune].���Sir Alfred Milner cables  lord Minto tonight, stating that  private Wallace, son of N. Clarke  Wallace, M. P., who was suffering  from fever, is out of danger.  Lord Minto Coming West.  Ottawa, May 17���[Special to The  Tribune].���Lord and lady Minto  are goiug west in the beginning of  July to the Coast, and perhaps to  the Klondike.  Mining in the Lardeau.  Ka&t,o, May 17.���[Special to The  Tribune.]���Now that all doubt has  been set at rest as to the intentions  of the C. P. R. to go on with the  Lardo railway construction miners  ALL EYES ARE ON MAFEKING  Proud of the Defenders.  London, May 17.���The closing  days of the drama at Mafeking  have been marked by an intensity  of dramatic interest as unexpected  as it is out of proportion to the  forces engaged. The news that the  half-famished garrison was not  only able to repel an attack, but to  inflict such heavy loss in killed  and prisoners as reported in  the dispatch from Cape Town  announcing the capture of commandant Eloff, the grandson of  president Kruger, and 90 ' of  his men makes Great Britain more  than ever proud of colouel Baden-  Powell's little band,' and increases  to a fever pitch tho national desire  for their relief.  ��� Lord Roberts and his large army  at Kroonstadt and general Buller's  thousands forging over tiie Biggars-  berg range are almost entirely forgotten. Everyone is thinking or  talking of Mafeking, and the latest  exploits of its defenders. Rumors  continue that the relief of the place  has been accomplished, but all official confirmation of the report was  lacking at 1 o'clock, this afternoon.  New Trans-Atlantic Service.  New  York,   May  17.���Tho announcement was made today that  in the next few days there will be  incorporated under the laws of New  Jersey the Royal Ulster Steamship,  Company.   Its purposes,will he to  run a line of fast freight steamers  between New York and  Liverpool  and soon after the opening of this  line to mn branch lines to Havana.  Santiago, Porto Rico and Venezuela.  The company will be capitalized at  one     million     pounds      sterling,  Horace Gould of New Fork. Louis_  Daly of   Jersey   City   and TT. W.  Baldwin of New York are the incorporators.   The line proposes to  have two sailings  each week between   New York and   Liverpool.  New York, Montreal  and English  capital    are    interested   in     the  company.       The  vessels    of   the  company will carry the British flag.  Tho new company, as soon as the  New York and Liverpool line has  beguu operations, is? to inaugurate  a line between Boston and  Liverpool.     It is understood   that the  Boston and   Albany   railroad   interests are identified with tho new  company. '       Martin Gets Home Again.  Vancouver, May 17���[Special to  Tiie Tribune].���Martin returned  from his campaign in the interior  today. He was met by a brass  band and procession, and held a  meeting in the city tonight, which  was very largely attended. He reiterated his promise to build the  Victoria. Vancouver <fe Eastern  railway as soon as ho was returned  to power, and said tho government  had no theory about the road being  built, but were going to build it.  He also staled that the anti-Mongolian acts would be re-enacted as  often as disallowed, and a minister  would be sent to London to interview the imperial authorities.  Martin was well received.  Jameson Director of De Beers.  Kimberley, May 17.���Dr. Jameson, leader of the Jameson raid, has  been chosen as a director of the Do  Beers Mining Company. The company today voted $.��00 as a subscription to the relief of the Ottawa i\ve sufferers.  Justice Drake's Judgment.  The attorney-general has granted  the collector of votes for the Nelson riding leave to appeal to the  full court of British ��� Columbia  against the judgment given by Mr.  Justice Drake in the matter of an  application1 for a writ of prohibition  to prevent the, collector of votes  from adding a "certain -list of 4S9  names to the voters' list, the complete text of whioK' is "appended.  The solicitors who' argued on the  ^application were S. S. Taylor, Q. C.,  who acted as the representative of  the attorney-general and R. M; Macdonald, who 'appeared.for-the' applicants; j  Mr. Taylor for the defendant, the  collector of votes, takes certain  preliminary objections to the proceedings which have to be considered :  First he says these proceedings  ought to have been   by chamber  summons aud not by motion.   Rule  62 of the Crown Office Rules is to  this effect.   Mr. Macdonald points  out Rule 1000 of the Supreme Court  Rules which says the application  for prohibition may ,be made on affidavit subject to the General Rules  as to motions.and evidence on motion; the two sets  of rules are  in  this  respect   rather, contradictory  and require  correction.    I  do  not  think it necessary to decide which  set of rules has precedence because  Order 70 is incorporated with the  Crown Office Rules and gives power  to the court to disregard its noncompliance and enables the court  to amend irregular proceedings.   I  shall therefore treat these proceedings as if they had been initiated  by summons in lieu of motion, the  application not having been misled  by the difference between the two  sets of rules. J  Another objection is that the affidavits alleging want of jurisdiction is founded in belief. The want  of jurisdiction is a question of hnv  and it is quite sufficient if the deponent alleges his belief that there  is au absence of jurisdiction.  Another objection is that the  notices of objection are wrong as  being addressed to the officer by^his  wrong description. He is addressed  as Mr. Wright, collector of votes  for Nelson Riding^ of West Kootenay Electoral District", whereas Mr.  Taylor says that his proper designation is collector of votes of Nelson  Riding of West Kootenay in the  West Kootenay Electoral District.  The notice properly described the  officer, and is the description which  /he himself used when he advertised  the statutory notice in the Gazette  of the holding of the court of revision. 1 consider the notice is  property and sufficiently addressed.  The object and intention of the Act  is that the proper officer shall receive the notice of-objeotion, which  is the case here, and there is no  statutory authority for holding  that he has any other designation  than the one he uses.  The facts, as they appear by the  affidavits, are as follows:  On the 30th of April and 1st ol  May,, 1900, objections in writing  wero handed in to Mr. Wright, collector of votes in and for the Nelson Riding of West Kootenay in  the West Kootonay Electoral i)is>  triet.  The.se objections number several  hundrcdr and all the objections are  in the same form. Though the  names of the objectors vary, three  cases wero brought up and one was  argued as decisive of all the rest.  The matter first came up before  me on motion on the 8th day of  May, and, after a partial heating,  was adjourned at Mr. Taylor's request on the understanding of Sir.  Taylor, counsel for the collector of  votes, that Wi ight should proceed  uo further with the settlement of  the list until the matter was disposed of.  After the above undertaking was  given, namely May 10th, an affidavit was filed by Harry-Wright in  wliich ho alleged that at the court  of revision held by him on the 7th  May he had considered the objections under instructions from the  attorney-general, and as the objectors did not appear and the objections did not appear to him to  be legal objection"-, ho threw thorn  out and entered the names on the  register of votes prior to being  served with the notice of proceedings. The collector was present  when the undertaking was given  and no intimation was given that  the list had been completed, if such  was the case in fact.  The collector's duties are defined  by Section II of the Elections Act,  Cap, 07 of revised statutes, as  amended by Cap. 25 of 1899. After  the name of another person has  been inserted for two weeks in the  list of persons claiming to vote,  without any written objection  thereto, as thereinafter proved,-the  collector is to enter such name in  the register of votes for the riding  or polling division.  According to the evidence the  collector posted up on the 18ch or  19th of." April, the; list-.,of persons  claiming to be entered on the list of  voters. This was in pursuance of  sub-section 00, section 11.  ' The objections were lodged in  writing, some ou the 30th April,  and some on the 1st May with the  collector of votes within the two  weeks required by the act.  Oh the first Monday in May the  collector is to hold a court of revision, of which two months' notice  has to be given in the Gazette, and  at that court the collector is to  hear and determine any and all  objections the retention of any  names on the register of voters.  This court appears to be a distinct court held for the purpose of  deciding on objections as to the retention of all voters on the existing  list, and not for the purpose of  hearing objections agaiust the insertion in the list of the names of  those Avho had not previously been  placed on the list of voters.  With regard to the latter clause  of objections, the statute is very  specific as to notice to the, persons  objected to, which should be considered by the collector as a court of  revision.  Subsection D thus defines the collector on receiving notice of objection : He is to forward a notice to  the person objected to, either  through the postoffice or in such  manner as he should deem advisable, but he has to name the time  and place in the notice given when  the objections will be heaid, and  such notice shall be posted not less  than 30 days before the 'time fixed  for tiie hearing of such claim and  objection.  The objections were lodged with  the collector, as before stated, on  the 30th of April, and could not  possibly be considered until the  lapse of 30 days after the collector's  notice to the persons objected to;  instead of,giving the 30 days' notice he proposed to dispose of all  these objections on tho 7th of May.  It is a condition precedent to the  collector's jurisdiction to hear and  determine objections of this character that 30 days at least shall  elapse after the collector has given  notice to the person objected to.  The collector does not state in his  affidavits that any notice at all was  given to the persons objected to,  and the presumption is that no  notice was given. lie therefore  acted without any jurisdiction.  Mr. Taylor contended that the  notice is for the benefit of the persons objected-to,-aud thoy were not  bound to Avait thirty  days  for the  court: on the other hand  the  objector was entitled to rely on tho  statutes a3 his guide, and he thereby knew  that  no  court could  be  held until at least thirty days after  he had  filed   his  objections.     Mr.  Taylor further contends that  the  remedy by prohibition was nofc the  proper course because tho collector  had sat as a court of revision  and  was functus officio, and   that after  judgment, however wrong a judgment might be, it could not be corrected by prohibition.   This view  is not supported by authority;   it  was held in Farquharson vs. Morgan  1804, i_.!.., when a total absence of  jurisdiction  was apparent on  the  face of the proceedings,  the .court  was bound to grant a   prohibition,  although  tho application  had  acquiesced in the proceedings.     Prohibition is a writ of   right, but  is  not issued as- of course.  There must  bo a clear of want of jurisdiction.  The want of exorcise of jurisdiction  is clearly shown  here.    If a judge  decided without  hearing  evidence*  or if he assumes jurisdiction by a  wrong decision, the  court  will  inter fete.    Sec Brown vs.  Cockling,  L. R. 3 ; Q. B. 072.     Eslin vs. Rose,  L. K. 4 ; Q. B. 4, and Lord Esher in  Regina vs. Local Government Board  10, Q. B. D. 321, laid down "that the  court should not be chary  of exercising the power of  prohibition at  tho present date, and thafc whenever  the   legislature   entrusted   to any  body  of   persons  other than  the  Superior Court the power of imposing an obligation upon individuals,  the   courts  ought   to   exercise   as  widely as thoy  can  the  power  of  controlling those  bodies of persons  admittedly attempting to exercise  powers beyond the powers given to  them by Act of Parliament."  I think this is a proper case for  the exercise of the power of the  court aud I direct a writ of prohibition to issue to restrain the inclusion of the objected names in  the list of voters until these objections have been properly considered.  As the parties may wish to appeal I  give leave to sit the appeal down  for hearing at the court held at  Vancouver on the 28th of May.  Delivered May i7thj 1900, by Mr.  justice Drake.  BOERS FELL INTO THE TRAP  HUNTER IH THE TRANSVAAL  Dispatches From Boberts.  London, May 17!���2:18 p. m.���  The war office has received from  lord Roberts the following dispatch dated Kroonstadt, May 16th:  "Rundle yesterday occupied Ma-  quatlings Nek aud Modder Poort  without opposition.  "Hunter has entered the Trans-  xaal and has advanced within ten  miles of Christiania.  "Methuen has reached a point  twelve miles on the Hoopstad road  without seeing the enemy.  "Natives and local whites have  confirmed the previous reports of  the disorganization of the Free  Staters.  "The situation here is unchanged."  3:33 p. in.���The war office has received the following dispatch from  lord Roberts:  Kroonstadt, May 17.���Hunter  has occupied Christiana without  opposition, the enemy having retired to Klerksdorp, under ��� the impression that the latter was  threatened by a portion of this  force from Parys. Rundle's force  was close to Clocolan (southwest of  Ficksburg) yesterday evening. The  country was clear of the enemy.  The resident commissioner iu Basutoland reports that a number of.  Boers living in the Ficksburg and  Bethlehem districts have applied  to him for advice as to the conditions of surrender] This is very  satisfactory."  MASSACRE ON BOARD SHIP  Extraordinary Scenes.  Copenhagen, May 17.���A telegram from Koping, Sweden, reports  that as the steamer Koping last  night was passing the Prinz Carl, a  man sprang on the deck of the  latter Vessel and shouted: "If any  one comes near I will shoot." Afc  the same time a woman was seen  hanging over the- side of the ship  shrieking for help, The man escaped in a boat. Wheu the Prinz  Carl was boarded it was found that  12 men on board had been shot, six  of whom, including the captain,  were dead. The rest wero found  locked intheir quarters,-and-one of  the wounded has since died. The  murderer is being pursued.  Stockholm, May 17.���The wounded say thoy were playing cards in  the smoking room about 11 p. m.  with the other passengers when  somebody put hi.s head in the room  and exclaimed: "Look out, there's  a massacre on board." At the same  time shots were heard. All sprang  fco their feet in order to leave the  cabin, bufc they found the door  fastened on the outside. While  they were trying to force the door a  shot was fired through the  window and hit one of them,  who fell to the floor. The other  three burst the door open. Linrjuist,  who first stepped through, received  a bullet in the head. Disregarding  the wound, he ran after the assassin  to the steering room. The fugitive'  shouted down the speaking tube:  "Full steam ahead." The engines  weie already at full speed; aud the  engineer replied: -'Is that you, captain?" Receiving the answer "Certainly, drive her to tho dock," the  eugineer put the engines full speed  astern. The assassin then ran  down to the engineer and threatened to shoot him if he did not  obey him. The engineer barricaded  himself in. At this moment the  Koping came alongside and the  murderer fled in a boat.  Newcastle Abandoned.  Volkrrust, South African Republic, May 10.���Tho federals have  abandoned tho Biggarsberg, and it  is believed they also abandoned  Newcastle this morning, though  thoir mounted men are still on the  other side of tho border keeping  the British army back.  General War News.  London, May 18.���3 a.m.���England still waits for news of the relief of Mafeking.   A crowd remarkable for the number of women was  waiting at midnight, and, including  many ladies,  lingered around  the  war office,   hoping   for   some   announcement.      One   thing    seems  clear.     The town  still holds out.  Were it otherwise, the Boer wires  laid to the camps of the beleaguerers  would have flashed the news.  Skeleton messages from Lorenzo  Marquez,   based   on  information  that  leaked rout of the war office,  show  that the Boer stormers on Saturday  fell into, a trap.     Colonel Baden-  Powell permitted them to seize one  fort, and then surrounded aud over- ,  took them before the large forces  near at hand perceived the strategy. "  It was thus that Sarel Eloff, president Kruger's grandson,  and  part  of his commando were taken, and  fifty Boers killed.  The Canadian artillery contingent is now reported to have  reached Bulawayo, May 2nd. The  distance from Bulawayo to Mafeking is 490 miles. As the railway'  is open all the way to Pitsani, 28  miles from Mafeking, where colonel  Plumer is, the Canadians may yet  take part in the relief.  General French, scouting northward, found, the Boers in strong  force at Remoster Spruit, 30 miles  from Kroonstadt. Generals Botha,  Delarey and Olivier with artillery  are holding the position. President Steyn has gone to Pretoria.  A dispatch from Capetown says  that proclamations are being  printed there, to be published on  the queen's birthday, annexing the  Free State. One of president"  Steyn's brothers, who is a prisoner  of general Brabant, says the Free  Staters will accept annexation.  Those who took up arms the second  time, had to do so on threats of��iu-  stant death if they refused.  -Five   hundred  rifles  'have   been   ^  surrendered  at Kroonstadt in  excess of the number  of Boeivs who  have taken the oath of allegiance.  Lord Roberts hasdireeted the Brit- -  ish   commanders    to   receive    all   ,  comers in a good spirit, and fco issue  to them passes fco go to their farms.  Lord Methuen is said to be advancing along'the south  bank-of  the  Vaal.     Colonel   Kekewich   is  with  him.    Tho  loop railway  laid  across the Vaal is fast ueuring completion.  The probability is that general  Hunter took back a brigada to  Fourteen Streams owing to the  scarcity of transports.  Geueral Rundle has captured  10,000 bags of corn. Ho is marching slowly through a district which  is alive with patfcle, sheep and  horses.  Durban reports the receipt of a  telegram fiom" Lorenzo" Marquez-  saying thafc a Boer plot to blow up  tho British cruiser Forte was discovered, and in consequence the  war ship steams out seven miles  nightly.  President Steyn saw the fight at  Zand river, Tiie impression he got  there was that his burghers could  uot face lord Roberts in a pitched  battle aud this resulted in his decision to evacuate fche Kroonstadt  works without a battle.  Tho Standard Fays: "Wc learn  that tho first great stand by fche  federals will be on the ridges near  Johannesburg. This position has  been strongly entrenched and the  burghers believe they can hold it  for some time. If driven from thafc  point part;, of the force "will be  thrown into Pretoria to withstand  a siege, while the main body will  retreat fco fche Leydenburg district  wifch the intention of keeping up a  guerrilla warfare from thafc region.  They believe they can postpone indefinitely a pacification of the  country."  This view is partly supported by  a dispatch to fche Times from Lorenzo Marquez, which says there is  general talk in Pretoria of president Kruger's contemplating an immediate departure fiom the capi- -  tal. There seems no longer any  doubt of tlio intention of the Transvaal to transfer the seat of government to tho Loydenberg district,  aud to endeavor to make a final  stand there. The mad is reported  to have endorsed the proposal.  The Times also says that a number of Transvaal officials are preparing for flight and that state secretary Iteifcz has selected South  America as his future home.  -,<i! he JVew Dry Goods Store  THE TRIBUNE: KELSON B. C. FRTDAY, MAY IS  1900  ��Jte fffrftame*  10 Dozen New BLOUSES just to hand  with Tailor Collars. All the very newest  See them and have first choice.  STANDARD patterns  KKPT IN STOCK.  & Co.  Madden Block, Baker Street  The Very Best Suits  There 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    &    CO.   Hall Block, 269 Baker St.  * ���  The men who were disfranchised  yesterday by the judgment of Mr.  justice Drake,  at  the  instance  of  candidate Fletcher's supporters, do  not propose to be thus cheated out  of their rights as  citizens  without  continuing the fight to the bitter  end. The men who control the local  Conservative association   are now  fairly on record.    By  persisting in  their  present attitude  they haA'e  shown that they do not hesitate afc  wrecking tlieir party's hopes in this  district, so long as they are given  an  opportunity   at   venting   their  spleen and gratifying  tlieir petty  vengeance. - Mr. justice Drake,  in  his   judgment, has  virtually said  that the scheme of the local Conservative machine,  to  disfranchise  489 electors without giving them a  chance to be heard,  shall  succeed.  It remains to be seen what view the  full court will take of the case.  .te-M  w  Xit  Xii  xli  Xit  Xit  Xit  Xit  Xit  Xli  Xli  Xli  36   Baker  Street  Annual Spriqg Sale House Furnishings, Carpets, Oilcloths,  Linoleutqs, 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  Xli  Xit  Xli  \it  xli  Xit  Xli  Xli  ili  i i  >'(=?. ez>.  ���J.p_I.C=>.  _^  %  We have sold 75 per cent of all the  Portland Cement  Fipe Brick and  Fire Clay   Used in Kootenay.  We also handle  Steel Mining Rails,  Blacksmith's Coal, Sewer Pipe, Etc.  H. J. EVANS & CO.  NELSON, B.C.  %  Tub manipulators' of   the local  Conservative   machine have done  their   utmost   to  disfranchise  489  duly   qualified  electors  without a  hearing, in the hope thrtt candidate  Fletcher,may be elected to represent  the riding in tho next legislature.  Having done this the same men,  through the columns of the Nelson  Miner, pleaded for quiet,  earnest  settled government.    The policy of  the Conservative .machine appears  to be to club electors over the head,  and then plead with  them to remain quiet.  xit  xli  Xli  xit  Xit  Xli  .    50c up  $i. 20 up  $1.25 up  $1.50 up  50c up  Tapestry Carpet from  Brussels Carpet from    .  Axminster Carpet from  English Wilton from  Ingrain Carpet from   .  All Carpets sewed and hid free of charge  Floor Oilcloth from . . . . 25c up  Window Shades from . . 40c up  Curtain Poles from . . - . 40c up  Lace Curtains from . . . 75c up  Art Rugs and Squares at all prices  Xli  ifc  xli  H'-X-  \1_U  i  ?���(_-���(_-<' e^'p^'e^.  c=>.e=>.c=>'c=3.i  mm  '-^?'^.i  ?��!Z?'C3'f-1'  ^  Hudson's Bay Stores  Touch  the  Button  of your Purse  We do the Rest  Tub   hollowness   of  the   Nelson  Miner's   friendship   for the eight-  hour law is evidenced by" its opposition to the candidature" of "Bob"  Green iu the Slocan.    If the  eight-  hour law is  bad it should be repealed; but if it is desirable legislation, as  The Trtuunb   has maintained from the first: due credit for  its passage should be given to R. F.  Green,  and for the courage he has  shown in defence.of the measure,  and the sacrifices he has been  compelled to make by reason of his defence of it.    The truth of the t matter is that the Nelson Miner has  been   compelled   to    swallow  the  eight-hour  law  for political purposes.   The men who ^control  the  Miner were unable to find  a candidate "in   the   whole    riding    who  would   openly oppose   the   eighty  hour,- and v they   have    therefore |  settled upon a candidate who will  do as little to retain the law as any  man who could   be found in the  riding. " '  ^K.^.^.   .^. ^^^^^       0^0000000000, 0 0J&  Alex Stewart I Fine Tailoring ^H��� I Mg|son ��aw ��  Planing N|ills, Limited  Xii  Xit  Xit  Xii  \il  Mr  Room 3, Turner & Boeeh Block.  NELSON.  Mines  Real Estate  Insurance  Loans  Notary Public and Conveyancer.,  Rents Collected on Commission.  HOUSES.-FOIL SALR.  House and four nice lots, undor cultivation,  Hume Addition.   Money in this.  Cottage, -with modern improvements, corner  of Victoria and Hall streets.  Residence and lots on Carbonate streets.  Some flno largo residences, with nice grounds,  on Lake street.  ��.'!() per month will rent furiiislicdrliotu>o on  Fi out sLi cct.   LOTS FOK SALK.,  S2*i00 ��ill buj htWo and 4 lot?  6:200 i\ ill buy Jot on Carbonate sfrceL  |j?00 will buj lot on Maker M reel  SlGOChwili purchase 3 nice lots, Mill stxect corner, easy tonus. ' s  Lots an various parts of the town.  Money to lend at 7,-pcr Cent on central bus-  inebS pioperttes with easy p,i}n��ent.s.  Owners list, your properties, I have purchasers.  All iirst class mining stocks bought aud .sold.  Ward Bros.  Fine Tailoring __m_l  YOUR OWN GOODS MADE UP  OLD CLOTHES MADE GOOD A3 NEW  ARTHUR GEE  Opposite Clarke Hotel.   MERCHANT TAILOR  Palace IVjeat JVJarl^et  Headquarters  for all kinds of  Fresh and Cured Meats.  -#   - .   HUDSON'S BAY  COMPANY.  INCORPORATED 1670.  Jg     ^      Only  give   us   the hint that you require Blinds,  W    Curtains or Carpets and we will be glad to give you  estimates, make all measurements, and when purchased  put in place, saving you'all the worry and trouble.  We make and put up Blinds, any size, at prices  that will catch the trade. '   ,  All Carpets sewn and laid in a first-class manner  without extra charge.  We close our year May 31st, and to reduce our  stock, offer during the week May 14th ��0 19th, special  bargains in our Carpet department.  English Brussels Carpet from $1*10 to $1.50.  New colorings and designs.  Wool   and   Union   Carpets, reversible, from 35c  per yard.  Special prices on Archway Curtains.  Our Derby Curtain at $3.50 per pair is a snap.  $  WmiiK the Nelson Winer Was tho  subsidized organ of the Mine Owners)" Association ifc denounced  the  6ight-hour law and demanded its  repeal.   Now that the Nelson Miner  is advocating the election of Prank  Fletcher it says that the eight-hour  law is an "established  fact,"  and  therefore  a dead   issue.    Has the  Nelson Miner become converted__to  to the eight-hour law?   Or does the  Nelson      Miner       realize       that  Frank       Fletcher      cannot      be  elected unless he secures the votes  of the men  who favor the eight-  hour law?   The Xelson Miner cannot fool the wage earners  of the  Nelson   riding.    Thoy   know that  the eight-hour law can best be  retained as an "established fact"   by  returning to   the   legislature men  who can be depended upon to light  for it; and the majority of them  do not think any such dependence  can be placed upon either candidate  Fletcher or candidate Hal!.  REAL ESTATE AND  INSURANCE AGENTS  A feature will bo made of. the poultry and  game trado. They will always be on-band during their season.  J. L.  PORTER, Prop.  189 Josephine St., between Baker and Vernon.  Telephone 159.  Contracting Painters, Decorators, Paporhangors.  Full lino of wall paper, mouldings, etc,   Kalso-  mining and Tinting.   Strictly first-class work.  Estimates f nrnishc<n .  Residence Mill Street,   XTRT QrtM    R    T,  Opposite School House  WJiiiOUlX, JJ. \j.  W. Starmer Srrjith & Go.  PAPER,HANGER, GLAZIER,  PAINTER, ETC.  CHIMNEY SWEEPING  Office Ward Streot Opposite Opera House  KiiliiiPBliiiMP  A.R.SHERWOOD  Dressmaking  lXiAlih  THE J.ATKSTJ  STYLES  _   ,.    mrs. Mclaughlin  Josephine street, near Baker.  Are prepared to furnish by rail, barge or teams  Dimension Lumber, Rough and Dressed  Lumber, Local and Coast Ceiling, Local and  Coast Flooring, Double Dressed Coast Cedar,  Rustic, Shiplap, Stepping, Door Jambs, Pine  and Cedar Casings, Window Stiles, Turned  Work, Band-sawing, Brackets, Newel Posts,  Turned Veranda Posts, Store Fronts, Door^,  Windows and Glass.  Get prices before purchasing elsewhere  Office Corner ({all aqd Front Streets  Factory Hall Street Crossing C. P. R. Track  Mills Hall Street Wharf  First door wesb  of Bank of British  Columbia building.  Bakfer Street  Charles B, J. Christie  GENERAL BROKER  . doors west of Dominion Express ofllce. ,  P. O. Box 523.  Phonos: Ofllce 117, Houso 152  FOR RENT  Thi eo, ,'iix and seven room house's  KOR SALIC AT A BAKU A1 NT  5 room house and 2 lots  8 room liotiMi, furnished, timl 2 coi iter lots  AIm) several good lots.  Rhododendrons, Roses, Fancy Evergreens  Magnolas, Bulbs, new crop tested seeds, f orspring  planting. Largest and MObl cornplote stock in  Western Canada. Call and make your selections  or send for catalogue. Address at the nursery  grounds and greenhouse.  _  _    _ M. J. HENRY   ���SOUS Westminster Eoad. Vancouver. B. C.  St. JOSEPH'S SCHOOL  NELSON, B. C.  A boarding and day school conducted by the  Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace. It is situated at  the corner of Mill und -J exsephine streets in ono of  the best lesidcntial portions of Nelson, and is  eawily accessible from all parts of the city.  Tiie cohi'MJ of study ircfudes tno fundamental  and higher branches of thorough English education: Business course���bookkeeping, stenography and typewriting. Science course���music;  vocal and instrumental, drawing, etc. Plain art  and needlework, etc.  For terms and particulars apply to the Sister  Superior.        liftti  Fruit and Ornamental Trees  | BargfaillS   111   JeWGlFV  \!^��*��&*   %se^ *W   Evergreens    M *** c/  w  9\ -  Kootenay Steam Laondry  INSURANCE.  LOANS,  feling Season of 1900  We are selling the fishing tackle which entices  ihe fish. We have the  most complete line of flies  and trolling baits.  See otir fishing rod complete with line, leader,  reel, and flies for $5.  J. E. ANNABLE  GENERAL  BROKER  Three dwelling houses for sale on oasy terras.  Ono  lot   on   Stanley  6treet,  opposite  Royal  hotel, for sale at a bargain.  One seven-roomed house and one three-room  houso for rent.  See ANNABLE!  m  w  For the next; two weeks we will  offer at sacrifice prices /gi  -the-stoi'k of silverwarercul-tflasswai-e and novel ties" whieir/ji  we purchased  from the Canada Drug &  Book Company. ($  fj(X  /fi  m  WmmilSmmmi.  ���iiiaaiiiiiiiii  Opposite the Lawrence Hardware Building.       'fi  rnopiunTons  E P. Whalley, d.P.  NOTARY PUBLIC  The only steam laundry In Nelson employing union labor  A^LARSON, Manag-ep  lUkDr streets ��' W" WcSt & Co"' ��0rn0r HnU *ml  City office of the NeUon Sodawator Factory.  3 Canada Drug & fieok Oo.  ���mmrn-  Corporatioq of the Cily of Nelson  COURT   OF   REVISION.  Notice:i��i hereby gU en Unit the Court of Ke-  viMon of the Cily of Nelson, for the purpose of  hearing all i'Oii��iil,Unt�� against the assessment  for the year UK* ��,n be held in tho city hall, Nelson, on Monday, June ith. ]<X��, at 10o'clock a.m.  BLACKSMITHING  AND EXPERT  HORSESHOEING  Wagon repairing promptly attended to by a  flrsB-eiass wheelwright.  Special attention grivan to all kinds ot repairing and custom work from outside points.  Shop:  Hall St.. between Baiter and Vernon  ATTENTION,   MINERS!  DrilliiiR-contest: one down hole, for purse of  _. particular;  W. ,T. WAViflNPOltr  Head Office at-  NELSON, B  a  an*  Dealers  s  Nelson, May 1st, 1800  W. K. WA8SON,  Acting Clerk.  .,...-nihvuiin,M,, one uown nolo, for    _   .   -  one huntlied and fifty dollais, Kabio, May ?4th.  Kntrios clo-'o May 17th. Kor particulars, address,  W. ,T. DAVJENPOKT,  Seci clary Celebration Committee.  J  NOTICE.  Notice h hereby gh en (hat tho di/forenccs existing buluccn V. J. Jinulley & Oo. ,md the Nelson Painters' Union hitvo been satisfactorily ad  j uhted. J. H. MATHKSON.  Seci��t-ary Nelson Trades and Labos* Council.  Markets at Nelson, 'Kossland, Trail, Kaslo, Ymir, Sandon, Silverton, New  Denver, Revelstoke, Ferguson, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade City, Midway, and Vancouver.  Mail Orders Promptly Forwarded  West Kootenay Butcher Co.  ALL KINDS OF  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  Baker Street, Nelson &   &   TRAVES,   Manager '  OBDBBS BY MAIL RECEIVE CAEKFUL AN�� PROMPT ATTKNTION.  / THE TKIBUNE:  NELSON B. C, FRIDAY, MAY 18, 1900  BANK OF MONTREAL  CAPITAL, all paid up..$12,000,000  BEST     6.000,000  Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal ...President  Hon. George A. Drummond Vice-President  K. S. Clouston General Manager  NELSON BRANCH  Corner Baker and Kootenay Streets.  i branches in London (England) Nkw York,  Chicago, and all tho principal cities in Canada.  THE BANK OF  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  NELSON  Imperial Bank of Canada  HEAD  OFFICE, TORONTO.  Buy and  Transfers,  (���rant   Commercial  sell Sterling  Exchange and Cable  and   Travelers'   Credits,  mailable iu any part of tho world.  Drafts Issued, Collections Made, Etc.  Savings Bank Branch  CUimilN'T RATE OV  INTHKKST I'AID.  A STORY Or LADYSMITH.  Richard Harding Davis, tbe  American war correspondent, in a  description of the relief of Lady-  Hiiith, says:  But what was probably the real  reason for the apathy of Ladysmith  Avas the fact that every man, woman and child in the place was too  ill to cheer, too weak to feel grateful and too famished to support  any emotion save that of hunger.  The cloak of indifference wliich  every Englishman wears, and his  instinctive dislike to make much of  hid feeling, and, in this case, his  pluck, at first concealed to the new-  i omers how terribly those who had  been inside of Ladysmith had suffered and Iioav near to the breaking  point they were. Their faces were  , i he real index of Avhat they had  passed through.  Anyone who had seen our men at  Jlontauk Point or in the fever camp  at Siboney needed no hospital list  to tell him of the pitiful condition  of the garrison. The skin on their  faces was yellow and drawn sharply  over tho brow and cheek bones;  lhoir teeth protruded and they  hliambled along like old men ; their  voices ranged from a feeble pipe to  a deep whisper. Out of the 13,000  . soldiers in the garrison, S000 had  been in the hospital. In this feeble  condition they had been forced to  keep night watch on the hill crests,  in the rain, to lie in the tienches,  and to work on fortifications and  bomb-proofs. And they were expected to do all these thiugs on  what strength they eoulU get from  horse meat, biscuit of the toughness  .'and composition of' those that are  it d tp .the dogs, and on "mealies,"  which is what we call corn.  Duringl the seven days before  duller came nn ear of corn sold at  public action for 90 cents, A quarter of a pound of tobacco, whicli  costs 0 centn, srQld at $15, aud a  do/.en matches brought $1,75.  On the third <hiy after the relief  the column came into town, to the.  number of 22,000, and fov three  hours passed before sir George  "White and a double line of the men  4 hey had saved.  As before, it was the arriving  column that exhibited the most enthusiasm. They could afford to do  .so. They were robust, strong and  happy���giants in comparison with  the men in the lines drawn up to do  them honor.  They had been<fighting six weeks,  tlte Iiroiskilliugs alone--had lost  nineteen of their twenty-four officers, but those who remained wero  t rained to a state of perfect fitness.  -Their heads were high,-they marched as though on bed springs, they  even danced steps to the music of  the bagpipes. They were coated  with mud, stained, ragged, suuburn-  .cil and unshaven. But they were  wildly happy. They cheered the  stooping, yellow-faced ghosts along  Lhe sidewalks, who leaned heavily  ou their rifles for support, until  Natal and Chelsea barracks seemed  very near indeed.  The men on the sidewalks tried  to cheer back, but the cheer died Iu  their throats. They were so weak  ��� t hat Ahey .sank down along the  curbstones, but as each new regiment passed they rose up to salute  it and then fell back again.  The Gordon Highlanders, led by a  piper who had kept on playing the  pipes at JElandslaagfce after he was  ihrice wounded, greeted each regiment with "The Cock of the Walk"  or their own '"Highland Laddie,"*  and for the Irish regiments they  played "The Wearing of the Green,"  and the Irishmen leaped and yelled  lor joy. They and their officers  faced general White and tossed  their helmets iu the air and cheered  him and shouted "God bless you,  Mr!" at him; aud lieutenant Winston Churchill, avIio stood next me,  ci ied for one hour.  Jt was one of the best and most  moving moments of the campaign.  Thoy were brave men greeting a  brave man. Twenty-two thousand  nt' them, foot, horse and dragoons,  cheered the man on horseback and  gave him his reward. It was a  gip.it day iu tho life of sir George  While, the brave gentleman who  dared to say fai'back in tho history  ui the war, "I alone am to blame."  And yesterday 22,000 gentlemen  Is now prepared to issue Drafts and  Letters of Credit on Skaguay, U. S.,-  Atlin, B. C, and Dawson City, N". W. T.  in khaki wiped that Hue off the  slate and shouted, 'Well done, sir!"  at him, and they passed before him  through the town he had defended  and saved.  INDIVIDUALITIES.  There are only three members of  the original McKiniey cabinet of  three years agostillin office���Lyman  J. Gage, secretary of the treasury;  John D. Long, secretary of the  navy ; and James Wilson, secretary  of agriculture.  William P. Miller, manager of the  notorious get-rich-quick Franklin  Syndicate, of whose methods a  New York correspondent wrote  some weeks ago, received the maximum penalty for his crime, a sentence of ten years iu Sing Sing, at  the hands of judge Hard, in the  couuty court, Brooklyn on April  29th.  - Givet, iu the Ardennes, is taking  steps to put an end to the depopulation of Prance. Hereafter, in all  town oflices, first, fathers of more  than three children, and next, married men, will be preferred to  bachelors. Prizes of five dollars  will be awarded yearly to those  parenth who have sent the largest  number of children to school regularly, and scholarships in the national schools will be reserved for  families only of more than three  children. Fathers of families will  also have the preference for  mission to almshouses and old  pies' homes.  Capital Authorized  Capital Paid up  Rest.  $2,500,000  $2,391,863  $1,554,710  D. R. Wilkie, General Manager,  ���'      E. Hay, Inspccter.  ADDRESS AND PLATFORM  Nelson Branch���Burns Block, 221 Baker Street  J. M. LAV, Manager.  ad-  peo-  passed as a substitute for the old  act, chapter 122, of the revised  statues. But chap. 122 was not repealed by the act that has been  allowed. That purpose was effected  by another act, chap. 40, which has  not been disallowed, so the old act  has been repealed and there- is no  other to take its place.  ONE DANGER.  Toronto Telegram.  Canadian newspapers would be  placed in a ridiculous position if  the Dominion government took the  duty off printing paper, and the  United States paper trust hastened  to add the abandoned duty to the  price of their products. The withdrawal of the duty on anthracite  coal simply transferred a great revenue from the treasury of the Dominion to the coffers of the coal  trust. In these days of copper-fastened trusts governments have no  monopoly of the taxing power. The  trust wliich controls the supply of  a manufactured article can, under  certain circumstances, levy taxation upon the consumer regardless  of what the government may or  may not know.  To tho Electors of Nelson Riding, AVest Kootenay District:  Gentlemen���In request to numerously signed  requisitions asking me to be a candidate for the  Provincial Legislature at the forthcoming election I have consented to enter the contest as an  Independent Liberal. I hare the honor, therefore,  to solicit your votes and influence, and if elected I  shall do my utmost to secure for the province  honest, economical and progressive government.  A brief outlino of some of tho principles whicli  I think should be embodied in legislative acts i.s  givon below. I havc the honor to be, gentlemen,  your obedient servant,  GEORGE A. H. HALL.  As  to Liquor Licenses.  The Province.  It seems that Mr. Martin made  another mistake when he stated  that owing to the disallowance of  last year's liquor license act dealers  hi liquor in the unorganized districts were in danger of incurring  penalties. It was assumed as a  matter of course that the interpretation of the law" given -by the  chief laAV officer of the crown would  be correct, but that assumption is  never pafe in Mr.," Martin's case.  There is apparently, no liquor  license laAv * for the unorganized portions of the province, and any person may there  sell liquor without let or hindrance.  Inside the municipalities, of course,"  the law still stands. The trouble is  caused by the disallowance' of the  act of 1899, chapter  28, which was  SLOCAN JRIDING  To iho Electors of the Slocan Riding:  Obsi ij:mi,.v- With the dissolution of the legislative assemble, the duty again devohos upon  thcelcctois of (he Slocan lidmg to choose a member lo vupicsoiit them in the proiincial legislative,  It is mj intention lo become a candidate atthe  foitiicomiuj? election and with fall confidence in  tho result I again respectfully solicit the suf-  fiaires of the electors- of the riding.  While I may point ��ith pardonable satisfaction  to the manner in which I have conserved the interests of the riding and sought to meet local requirements so far as pi'.icticab'e.I ha\ e earnestly  enduaioicd to forward legislation in the interests  of the whole -province, and such as would tend  tow.iid its material development.  Constant in attcndiiQCo.it tho sessions of tho  lcgisUliuc. I lime been watchful that no vote of  mine should be wanting for any measure bene-  lici.it to my coii&tifuontw, or the province as a  -whole, i��m In no I been neglectful of the inter-"  csts of the wage eai ner, but have, in. some degree at least, been nisti umontai m plming ihcir  fair iloniai.ds amongst tho principles to lie advocated bs\ a great political paity. It is well pcr-  Uapj Hull I should bricily state some of tho puti-  oiplcs winch 1 hai c ad\ oca ted and shall continue  to ads ouite until they arc incorporated m pros jn-  cial legislation.  (1) 1 ;mi in l.u-or of an equitable redistribution  ot tho -scats in the legislative assembly, based  gencially upon population, but with due regard  !o the mtt'tesls and circunwtanccs of outlying  and spaiv-ley settled districts.  t-'l I shall advocate tho government ow nomlitp  of railways anil other public franchises so far as  may bu practicable and a general enactment  by which companies desiiiiijj to construct rail-  wajs may be incorporated without npuutal logls-  lul Inn. anil that r.uhvaj's bonuscd by the province in.iv Ijo under go\ eminent control as to  their latw and subject to puichase at government option.  (.(I I -.hall do all in my power to assist and support the adwineenient and development of the  mining inloi csts ot the province, upon which Its  jiifisjlorily is so materially dependent.  (!) I believe in llie Plinciplc of tiie eight-hour  lav, and shall permit no interference- with tho  law as it stands, and shall insist upon ihe retention of the-penally Waiisc.  Rochester-Niagara Falls Road.  Rochester, May 16.���A meeting  of stockholders of the new railway  which is to be built between Rochester and Niagara Falls was held  today. The work will be started  either in the middle of June or Iirst  of July. The road will be finished  about the middle of May, 1901.  Having Purchased  the Business  Of Fred J. Squire, merchant  tailor, Nelson, I intend to  continue the< business so as  to keep the patronage of all  Mr. Squire's old patrons and  ~ get a share of the general  trade,    I am now prepared,  , to show the latest styles in  all lines of spring goods. A  special line on hand at $25  per suit. All other lines at  low rates. ^ None but Union  labor employed.  E. Skinner  Neelands' Building, Baker Street.  FRED J. SQUIRE. Manager.  MOYIE    LOTS  FOR   SALE.  1. The principle of eight hours constituting a  legal day's work should oo recognized and strictly  enforced.  ���-. Steps should immediately he taken through  the proper channel to prevent the immigraton  Into thiH-country of Chinese and Japanese  laborei s.  3. Two dollars and fifty cents per day should he  tho minimum wage of unskilled labor throughout tho province on all government works.  4. "A fair wage" bill should be introduced requiring the pajment of standard wages on all  works to which the province contributes subsidies  or aid in any form.  5. The establishment of a labor bureau under  tho direction of a minister of the crown whose  duty it shall be, among other things, to collect  labor statistics, and to act as a mediator between  employers and workmen m all cases of all actual  or threatened strikes with power to call and examine witnesses, and compel disclosure of all  material facts in connection with .such disputes.  (j. I believe that trunk roads should be built  and maintained by the government, and encouragement given to miners to extend those roads.  Such works should be directed by competent  governmentengineers. Where trailsare required  to single or small groups of claims, tho cost of  such trails, if built by the claim ovvneis on the  approval and under the direction of a government inspector or engineer, shall apply as assessment upon the chums.  7. Government ownership of all telegraph  systems and railways, where practicable, by construction or purchase.  8. The establishment of technical schools for  metalliferous miners, in connection with smelters, acdiit'eient points in the province.  9. To draw the attention of capitalists and investors to Britisli Columbia as a desirable centre  for profitable mining operations, by suitable advertisement and by the appointment of special  agents at London and elsewhere, whoso services  shall be free aud equally available for all ovv ncr.s  of British Columbia property.  10. To encourage tho establishment at different  points in British Columbia of (a) steel and iron  works, (b) ship building 5ards, (c) additional  smelters and refineries.  11. The retaining of the resources of the province as an asset for the benefit of the people and  taking cttcctive measures to prevent the alienation of the public domain excopting to actual  settlers or for bona tide business or industrial  purposes, thus putting amend to the piactice of  speculating in the same.  12. The taking of active measures for the sjs-  tematic exploration of the province, including a  government survey of the province by sections  and the preparation of accurate aiid cheap maps  in accordance with such survey.  13. The interests of the province can be best  served by permanent civil service, appointments  to which should be made by reason of merit and  not of political influence.  14. All unoccupied lands in the province should  be open to bona tide settlers at fair prices, which  shall bo decided upon by government land agent  or valuator and better facilities should be given  for acquiring small areas for the establishment  of market gardens and homesteads.  15. Where mincial claims aro held bv joint  owners and where one or more of such owners  refuse to contribute towards the annual assessment work provision should be made in the  Mineral Act for the sale of the interest of such  delinquent owners.  Ki. The abolition of the deposit by candidates  for the legislature.  17. Redistribution of the constituencies on an  equitable basis.  A FULL LINE OF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  local and coast.  Flooring"  local and roast.  Newel Posts  Stair Rail  Mouldings  Shingles  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  of all kinds.  IF WHAT YOU WANT IS NOT IN STOCK  WK WILL MAKE IT KOK YOU  CALL AND GET PRICES.  J. A. Sayward  HALL AND LAKE STREETS, NELSON  Porto Rico Lumber Co.  (LIMITED)  AMERICAN  AND  EUROPEAN  PLANS  Wholesale  Houses  NELSON  B. C.  MEALS  25  CENTS  ROOMS LIGHTED BY ELECTRICITY  AND HEATED BY STEAM  '--     25 CENTS TO $1  J.  Successors to  A. DEWAR & CO.  Porto Rico LumberCo. Ltd.  Contractors and Builders  WILL DO WELL TO  Buy Their Lumber  AT  G. 0. Buchanan's  Young men who study  the styles at all will tell  you it is a * toss  blue  series  and  Telephone. SI  between  decided  Lot  Lot  Lot  Lot  w.  9  9  11  7-  Block 1  Block 5  Block 6  Block 7-  Cash Offer  Fop  A11_Fo_up_  ADDRESS  F. Teetzel,  Nelson.  Manufacturers of and  dealers in Harness, Puck  and Stock Saddles, Apara-  jocr. Collars, Bridles and  Whips,  Nelson Harness Shop  Hall Street, Nolson.  (")) I shall ,ul\ oc.itc a liberal evpcndUmc upon  . runk roads and trails in the \anoiis districts of  thcpioMnco, belicw'ng tlml upon such e\pcndi-  luio the development of the ^aM icsources of  llie country matenallj depends.  ((>) I shall ad incite, and if elected assist, in,  the enactment of laws for the proper adiiistment  ol dispute between labor and capital, b> a well  digested and equitably arranged sjetcmof compulsory arbitration.  (7) 1 behevo that Asiatic and other cheap  labor is detrimental io the best interests of Hntish Coliuubi*. I shull theiefoie advocate ,ts ic-  sluction so far as it may be intra vnes of pro% m-  ciallcgislat ion, and shall assist in bringing such  piessiire to bear upon ttic fedeial government as  may induce th.it gov ei tuncnt lo assist in the  v>oik. and will most emphatically insist th.it> no  such class ot labor shall lie employed upon nny  public works undertaken b> Ihopiouncoorupon  such works,i, are subsidised by, or many way  subiecl to t he control of the go\ einment.  (8) I believe that the educational system of the  province may he materially impro\ ed and shall  give my heartiest assistance in bringing it lo the  highest state of elllcieiiey by the establishment of  noinitil schools and other instrumentalities that  miy lend to tho accomplishment ot that object.  I'I) 1 shall also advocate and assist in the de-  \elopmcnb of the iigriculttual resources of the  piovince.  (H'l I believe thai the moneys of the pro\ into  should be expended upon sonic broad and general  system -which would ensure tho great est amount  of benWil from such expenditure. In this riding  I luii u cndc.it oicd lo inaugurate such a system  by having the work upon roads and trails placed  undei aicsjjonsiblo head, so that the appropriation, neocssanly inadequate under existing eir-  uimslances, might be beneficially and economically C\pcndc<I. Vouit icspecf fully,  R. F. GREEN.  Knslo, It. C, Ma} 10th, WO.  LAND NOTICE.  Notice is hereby (riven, that, after one month I  will innkoJipplicaLiou to the Chief Commissioner  of Landh and Works to puichase ono hundred  -aniVsixty acres of land'-in tho District of West  Kootonay, in the Province of Hntish Columbia,  situated on the west side of Kootenay lake, oil  Boulder creek, about two miles south of Balfour*  Commencing at Initial Post marked "John Burk.  N: E. Corner," thence .webt sixty-four chains,  thence^ south twenty-tlvo chains, thonco east  sixty-four cliains, thence north twenty-livecliaina  to tho Initial Post. <  ���      - JOHN BURK.  Dated at Nelson this 7th day of April, 1900.  Notice of Application for a  Certificate of Improvements.  Bkokc.v Him. Mrx]:it.w. Claim, snt*,tn:iv tub  A ins worn ii   MiN'ivc   Division   ok   Whs>r  KOOTENMY    DlSTUICT,   .\.\��   Wl'AlBl   jUHiUV  ���i\va Mii.fcs souruui.sj' o* Ai.nswokiii, .u>-  join'inq the akka.vbas, u.vitkd an!) u.vjo.v  Minukw. Claims.  Take notice that I, R. E. Young, (acting as  agent for E. J. ItoberU, free miner's cortillcale  special No. fiSl, and Anna C. Buckley, free  miner's certificate No. B. ll.W) free miner's certificate No. B. 13,116, intend, sixly days from the  date heieof, to apply to the willing recorder for  a certificate of improvement*, for the purpose o  obtaining a crown grant of tho above claim.  And further lake notice that action, undor sec  tion III, must be commenced before tho issuance  of such ccitiflcnto of improvements.  Dated this 21th day of April, A. I)., 1H00.          K. K. YOUifG, P.L.S.  Nelson  Ice  Company  WHOI E3AIJG AND ItKFAIL DKAI.iOIJS IN  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.  M. VINCENT  Baker Street.  Y_f**13*  General agents for Mirror Ijftko Ico Company.  Ico delivuied in any part of the city. Ollice at  Giand Central Hotel, Vornon and Ward btreets  Phone US.   P. O. box 139.  OTTO M. ROSENDALE  Portland, Oregon, Postoffice Sox 464  Advises about mines, mining  property and its workings. Companies organized. Capital furnished. All information and correspondence confidential. Demand for silver-lead propositions. Copper properties bought  outright  Flowers and   Plants  Palms fix feet liixli. 310 roscn, pot grower in  20 varieties. A ciiouo collection of iion.oand  bedding plants. ThouMuids to select from. Cut  floueis and designs. bi.sjMH.tion mv.lcd. The  Nelson Green Mouse, Front atreel, l��o block*  cast of wharf. D. McCHBATH.  Orders by mail proniptlr JMcd.  A large stock, of ilrst-claaa dry materia] on  hand, also a full line of eash, doors, mouldings,  turned work, etc.  Factory Work a Specialty  ITardt  Foot of Hendryx street, Nelson  John Rae, Agent  Nursery    Stock:  From the 12fch to the 15th instant  1 expect to receive from the eelei  brated Northern Nursery of J. C.  SfcekwelJ, Estj., Danville, province  of Quebec, a consignment of 850  three-year old apple trees of the  following varieties: "Duchess,"  "Alexander," "Yellow Transparent," "Faincuse" or snow apple,  "Wealthy," "Scotts Winter/'  "Lonfield," "Ostrakoff" and  "Martha," (one of the largest and  best crabs.) Also about 50 dozen  of the best varieties* of Gooseberries,  Currants, (white, black and red,)  Raspberries, (red and red,) &c, &c,  They are shipped here direct with a  car of dairy cows and are sure to  a rrive in good order and give satisfaction: Trees-are-all- "dormant,"  warranted alive and to leave out  well or to be replaced gratis in the  fall.  Apple tree*, (3 3ears old)      GOc. each.    SfiOODo/.  Small fruits  .,:iOc.   " 3.00   "  Orders will  received.  be filled iu the order  ADOKKSS  McCALLUM, Kaslo, B. C.  Hard Coal  ��� Anthracite  1      COAL!  GREAT REDUCTION  -  $6.15  $9.6sjgs��ar'aXcst  DELIVERED  TKLKI'HOXB  S3  G. W. West & Go.  Colfee   Co.  NELSON, B. C.  Coffee roasters and dcalors In Tea and Coffee,  Offer froah roasted coffeo of best quality ea  follows:  Java and Arabian Macha, per pound. S  40  Java and Mocha Blend, 3 pounds ...... 1 00  F'ino Santos, 4 pounds .,  JI 00  Santos Blond, 5 pounds  1 00  Our Special Blond, G pounds,  1 00  Our Rio Boast, 0 pounds  I 00  A trial order solicited.   Salesroom 2 doors cag&  of Oddfellows block. West Bakor street.  ~ ONEY TO LOAN  AT 7 PER CENT  ON BUSINESS PROPERTY  Apply G. h. LENNOX. Solicitor, Nelson B, C  NOTICE.  NoUee ii hei eby k'i\ cn that 1 Intend to apply .it  the 3lr-l meeting of the Ho.ird of Mccifo Com  mlviiolKM><for tlieCllj of NcKon held Ihlitj dajs  aftei* the dale herrof. for lca\e to transfer iho  lKuiiMjnowliold lt\ inu for 11 saloon known ,w  the Ath.ibiiMai saloon, situate un tin. *��nt!iennl.  cornel of linker .Did KoOtona> Erects. Nelson,  J J. C, huuiK on lot i, block 12, ill Nelson aforesaid, to Patrick J. liusnoH, ni trmt for the Atha  basca Hotel CoiuMiny, Limited.  Witiicsw, P. lC.Wnj_ntn,  Dated thirt nth day of April,  Jab. Nkklani>&,  HW.  321 to 331 Baker Street, Nelson.  QUEEN'S HOTEL  o    BAKER STREET. NELSON.  Lighted by Electricity and Heated with Hot Air.  HJ. EVANS &  CO.-Baker street,  ���   wholesale    dealers   in   liquors,  Large comfortable bedrooms and  first-class  dining-room. Sample rooms for commercial men.  Rough and  Dressed  Lumber  Shingles  Mouldings  A-1 White Pin8 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.  RATES $2 PER DAY  H|rs. E. G. GlarKe, Prop.  LATE OF THE ROYAL HOTEL, CALGARY  DID   YOU   SEE  FRESH  Cupran's New  lOe  Schooners  COOL  TRY   ONE;   OH,   MY!  The  only Good   Beer in  Nelson  CLUB HOTEL  N|adden 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 and lighted  by electricity.  The bar is always stocked by the beet dom s-  tlo and Imported liquors and cigars.  THOMAS MADDEN, Proprietor.  B. C. HOTEL   ebie, b. 0.  First-class In every, respect. Choicest vinos,  liquors and cigars. Every comfort for transient  and resident guests.  HEADQUARTERS FOR UNION MEN..  JOSEPH CAMPBELL. Proprietor.  $ritoaalMsJa  Vernon Street, Nelson.  SMOKE  ROYAL SEAL  AND  KOOTENAY BELLE  T CIGARS  UNION MADE  ^oofenay Gigar Mfg. Go.  NKLSON, BRITISH COLUMBIA  R. REISTERER & CO-  BRKWfMta AND BOTTLBRS Or  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  Prompt and regular  delivery to tho trade  Brewery at Nelson  son  CHOIOE WINES  ine  Special attention (flven to family trado  TIl?vM;k    mm A,  Nelson, 15. C. maKAOKb  Corporation City of Nelson  TENDERS WANTED.  Scaled tenders for suppljinK thf City of Nelson  with lumber for the remainder of llio year 1900  will l)e lctened by tho <  on Jlondav. May "tli. I'm.  \V. K. WASSON, Acting Cily Clerk.  Nelson, April 2Gth, 1800.  by tho underiigned up to noon  tli,   LAND   NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that, after one montli I  ���will make application to the Chief CotiimKnIoncr  of lAniliand Woiks lo purth.iM) fortj acres of  land in the di--tnct of W-tNt Koolcnav 111 the  province of JJriUsh Columbia, situated on the  e.u,tMdr> of Kootenay lake, between Lorknart  and Lafrancc creeks as follow-- Commencing  at a ronton tho beach marked "Initial Post, John  Laidlaw's X. W. Corner," thence sonthcrlj aloittf  the lake ���.*) chains, thence eauteily at chains,  thence nortlifily '2ti chanw, thenco westerly 20  chain, to tho Place of boKinmn^. hAWlAW  Dated at Nelson, B. C, tin's 3id day of April,  1900.         "NOTICE   OF   MEETING.  The NoNon plutnhcrx, giis and htcani fitters'  union moots every second and fourth. Friday at  tho Minors' Union hall at 8 p.m.  B. WKEKS, Secretary pro torn.  DERATED AND MINERAL WATERS;  ITIHORPE & CO., LOtitED.-Cbrnfer Vemofa  ���* and Cedar streets, NelSOh, manufacturers  of and wholesale dealers in serated waters and  fruit syrups. Sole agents for Halcyon Springs  mineral water.   Telephone 60.  ASSAYERS'   SUPPLIES.  TXT F. TEETZEL & CO.���Corner Baker and  vv ���   Josephino streots, Nelson, wholesale dealers in   assayers supplies.   Agents for Denver  Fire Clay Co. of Denver, Colorado.  ~ CIGARS.  ���CrOOTENAY CIGAR MANUFACTURING  ���*-����� CO���Corner Baker and Hall streets. Nelson, manufacturers of "Royal Seal" and "Koote-  nay Belle" brands of cigars.   COMMISSION" MERCHANTS.  Nelson,  cement, fire brick and Are clay, water'pipe.and'  steel rails, and general commission merchants.  ELECTRICAL   SUPPLIES.  KOOTEVAY ELECTRIC SUPPLY & CONSTRUCTION COM PAN Y���Wholcwlo dealers in telephones, annunciators, bells, batteries,  ilxtures, etc., Houston block. Nelson.  FLOUR AND FEED.  ���DRACKMAN - KER MILLING COMPANY  JJ ��� Cereals,, Flour, Grain, Hay. Straight or  mixed cars shipped to all Kootenay Points.  Grain elevatoi sat all principal poinUon Calgary-  Edmonton R. It. AIills at Victoria, New \Vcnt-  minster, and Edmonton, Alberta.   TAYLOR FEED & PRODUCE CO.-Baker  street. Nelson (George V. Motion's old  stand), Flour, Feed, Grain, Hay and Produce.  Car lots a specialty. Correspondence solicited.  Phone 26.   FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  BURNS &   CO.���Baker   street.   Nelson,  wholosale dealers in fresh and cured meats.  Cold storage.  GROCERIES.  A   MACDONALD & CO.-Corner Front and  ���   Hall    streets,     wholesalo   grocers   and  jobbers in blankets, gloves, mitts, boots, rubbers, >  mackinaws and miners' sundries.  OOTENAY SUPPLY   COMPANY,   LIMI-  TED���Vernon   street,  Nelson,   wholesale  grocers.  fOHN CHOLDITCH & CO.-Front street, Nel-  **    son, wholosale grocers.  ���Ri R. 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.'s  bacon, hamB, lard and other products.  T Y. GRIFFIN & CO.-Front street, Nelson.  0 ��� wholesale dealers in provisions, cured  meats, butter and eggs.    P.  HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.  H BYERS & CO.-Corner Bakerand Josephine  ��� streets, Nelson, wholebale dealers in hardware and mining supplies. Agents for Giant  Powder Co.  LAWRENCE  Baker St,  HARDWARE    COMPANY���  .  Nelson,  wholesale   dealers in  hardware and mining supplies, and water and  plumbers' supplies.   VANCOUVER   HARDWARE    COMPANY  LIMITED���Baker street. Nelson, wholesale ,  dealers in hardwaro and mining supplies, plumbers and tinsmiths' supplies.   Agnnts Ontario  Works.   LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  rpURNER, BEETON & CO.-Corner Vernon  ���*��� and Josophinc streets, Nelson, wholesale  dealers in liquors, cigars and dry goods. Agents  , for Pabst Browing Co. of Milwaukee and Cal-  gary Brewing Co. of Calgary.   PAINTS   AND   OILS.  "M-ELSON HARDWARE COMPANY-Baker  A-"    Street-���Wholesale dealers m paints, oils,  and   brushes  of all kinds.    Largest stock in  , Kootenay.   POWDER,'CAPS AND FUSE.,-  HAMILTON POWDER COMPANY-Baker  btreet. Nelson, manufacturers of dynamite,  sporting, stumping and black blasting powders,  wholesale dealers in caps and fuse, and electric  blasting apparatus.   AND DOORS.  AND PLANING MILLS,  LIMITED���Corner Front and Hall streela,  Nelson, manufacturers of and wholesale dealers  in sash and doors; all kinds of. factory work made  to order. ^s   TENTS   AND   AWNINGS.      "     '  NELSON TENT AND AAVNTNG FACTORY-  Baker street, Nelson. Manufacturers of all  kinds of tents, awnings, and canvas goods.  P. O. Box 7B. <Thco. Madson, proprietor.  WINES AND CIGARS.  CALIFORNIA    WINK   COMPANY,    MMI-  TED-Corner Front and Hall streets, Nel- ,  son, v/holcbalo dealers In wines (case and hulk)  and domestic and imported cigars.  ENGINEERS? ~~~  rjIIAjRLES PARKBR-Mining and milling en-  SASH  j^TELSON  SAW  jfiueei.   West Baker htiect. Nelson.  fa  FRATERNAL   SOCIETIES.  NELSON LODGE, NO. 23, A. F. St A. M.  Meets second Wednesday In each month.  Sojourning brethren invited. - -   -     - -  KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS��� Nolson Lodge, No.  2S. Knights of Pythlaa, meets in I. O. O. F.  Hall, corner Bakerand Kootenay streets, every  ���      - ....     viHitlnu Knights  R, G. Joy, K. of R.  Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock.   Visiting Knights  cordially invlten to attend,  &S.   Leonard Bcof t, CO.  ���KTELSON L, O. L., No. 1092, meets in I. O. O. F.  *�� Hall, corner Baker and Kootenay streots,  1st and 3rd. Friday of each month. Visiting  brothern cordially invited. R. Robinson. W. M.  W^Crawford, Recording-Secrefuty.   ���ftTKLSON .SCRIE, Nuinbor 22, Fraternal Order  A��� of Eagles, moats every second and fourth  Wednesday iile&eh month in Fraternity HalL  Visiting brethren welcome, W. Gosnuli, Presl  dent.   Charles Pron��ur, Secretary.  every Wcdtiehdiiy evening  turn' Union hall, behind tho  TRADES   UNIONS.  7SJELSON MINEltS' UNION NO. S6. W, V. of  *����� M.���MeoU in mineis' union rooms, north-  cast corner Victoria ajid Kootenay streets, every  Saturday uveulng at 8 o'clock. Visiting members welcome M. R. Mowatt, President. Jau.ua  Wilkes, Secrctury.   NEIA30N PAINTERS' UNION-Tho regular  meeting ot  tho  Painters'  Union  is  lipid  "   "       " "      at "..&>, in thu Pain-  larko iiotel.   T. O.  Skatbo. president.   Allied Turner, wi clurv..  TRADES AND LABOR COUNCI L.-TJho regular incolings of tho Nelson Trades anil Labor  Council will ba held m the miners' ���union hall,  corner of Victoria and Kootenaj fctiectA on lhe  first and third Thursday of each month, at  7.30 p. m. G. J. Thorpe, President. J. H. M.ithc-  son. Secretary.   THE regular meetings of the Carpenters* Union  aro neld on Wednesday 'evening of each  week, at 7 o'clock, in the Miners' Union hall corner Victoria and Kootenay si sects. R. Robinson, President.   Jaincs Coiling, Secretary.  LAHOREUS' UNION.���Nelson  tcctivo Union. No. 8121, A. V.  BARBERS' UNION.-Nclson Union. No. PKi. of  the International Journe> men Harboi 's Union of America, meets every Iirst and third Monday of each month in Miner n Union Hall, corner  of Victoria and Kootenaj sti ccts, at isVM p.m.  shnrn. Visitinur brothers cordially united to  attoiid. J. If. Matheson, PltsidcnU W. S. Uel-  vllle, Sccielnty.  Laborers' Proof L , meets in  Miners' Union Hall, northeast corner of Victoiia  and Kootenay .streets, on the tirst and thud Monday of eacli month, at {* p m. *baip. Visiting  members of tho American Kederatiou cordially  invited lo attend. John Mullen, President,  Pp_yy Sht^Jtoii^SjjCjeUiry^   CIGAR MAKERS' U.N ION meets 1st Tucsday  in e\ery month 111 the \\", V, 31. hall.    Exec  utne board meets every Satmday.  B~"llICKLAYKltS AND MASON'S' UNION.  Th<" Bricslajors ,md Mason-' International  Union So. ~ of Nelson meets second and fourth  Tuesdays in eveh mouth ��t Miners' Union hall  J. W. Ktcber, president; Joseph Clark, refolding  and eorresyonaittK secretary,      , THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON, B. C, FRISDAY MAY  18  1900  Rubber Gloves  The  FOR WOMEN AND MEN  proper thing for spring house-  cleaning and gardening  Furniture Polish  To make your Furniture look as good  as new, try our  "FRENCH FURNITURE POLISH."  W. F. Teetzel & Co.  Victoria Block, Corner Baker and Josephine Streets  DRUGS AND ASSAYERS' SUPPLIES  Xtr  Hi  Ui  iti  /^^���^���^.���'"^���'^.���^���'^���'^�����K-8P^'^. -0-0-0-0 .^-0-0^-0-0'0-0^,  Why are we so Busy  ii at the present time?  Xif  iti  Ui  Ui  xti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  Ui  iti  iti  iti  xti  Ui  xti  B  E  C  A  U  S  E  We always have  Something1 New  Something* Original  Something* Attractive  Good Sellers and  Weir Displayed  We invite one and all to come and inspect our stock of latest goods.  All work done in the latest style and guaranteed.  Our Watchmaking and Jewelry Departments are unequalled in B.C.  Xti  Xti  xti  xti  Hi  Ui  xti  2f Nelson, B. C.  iSL  :f^'S'^'&'S'S'SlL'^'^'S'^'>  'S-01-9-0-0'0-0-0-0-0-0.0  Ut  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  Ui  iti  xti  iti  Hi  iti  iti  Ui  iti  Ui  Ui  iti  iti  iti  Hi  iti  xti  Ui  Ui  iti  Ui  Ui  iti  CITY LOCAL NEWS  Jacob Dover  The Jeweler  Hi  Hi  iti  iti  Ms  ^���i_-_-'S'-<_t-i_X-'g-i_f-ig-<_f'ir'-^^---  ^���^.���^���^���^���^���^'���^���^���C.S'.St  Our Clearance  of Dry Goods  Sale  is still on and- will be continued until all  at 10, 15, and 20 cents per yard; Whfte  goods, sale'price 12'  White Pique at 15,  skirts from $1 up  is sold.   Linen for skirts  Dress Duck, regular 20c  c per yard; regular 25c goods, sale price 15c;  20  and   25   cents.   A large range of Under-  All other dry goods sold at proportionate prices  FERLAND & CO.  ELLIOT BLOCK, BAKER STREET.  O'REILLV'S  PRIZE CONTEST  We will give a Ladies' Tailor-made Suit, valued at $15, to the  first person answering the following problem correctly, "by letter:  A procession extending from O'REILLY'S "STORE to the  Public School House,.the distance being one-half mile, are traveling south up the Hal! Mines Road. Our Messenger Boy starts  simultaneously with the rear of the procession to deliver a message to the head of the procession. On returning he meets the  rear, of the- procession-exact!y-at-the-public-school house,~and"  returns back to O'REILLY'S. How far did he travel to and fro  and how much faster did he travel than the procession.  It is easy,   Figure it out and get a suit free.  MARTIN O'REILLY & CO.  Houston Block    , Dry Goods Merchants    ��� Baker Street  Jacob Dover  kept the telegraph  wires warm bctwonn Montreal and Nelson yesterday. He had but ono message to send, but it  Iiml to bo dispatched to every point in Kootenay,  and this kept the wires busy. Tho message ran:  "Horn in Montreal, ou Wednesday, to the wife of  Jaeob Dover, a son: weight eleven pounds."  Herr Steiner's orchestra has been  oiiRiiKcd to play at the reception to be given at  the general hospital on Tuesday next, when the  new addition to the building i.s to be opened. The  orchestra will bo strengthened by tho addition of  Georgo Werner, tho well known pianist of Vancouver, who is visiting in the city.  Hyde   &  Titsrvorth,  commission  iiiciilinnls aie to ocoupj the w.ueliou��c on Vei  non stieet, iecently \,icated bj   A. Alucdon.ild &  Co., wholesale groceis.  Tony   Socomormon  of   Rossland  w.is an.i gned at Ihe court house jeslciday to  elect as lo the m.innei of his dial on the charge  of aiM>n Defendant elected to bo tried speedily,  and the date was left to be named Uloi.  Fred Irvine <fc Co. have a realistic  photo of the scone in Sandon on the morning ot  the iccciit tire on exhibition in their linker stieet  window.  The gun club had a carpenter at  work jpstcul.iv la'sing their tiaps on the ilatq.  Aplatfoirn will he built on whidi the traps will  stand some distance from the present shoic. Tho  lake is four or fhofcetcleep wlieiethe inaiksmon  stood two or three weeks ago.  About the  only local attraction  for the queen h buthdaj arranged up to the present time is a slioot by the lnembeis of the gun  club. The executive is ati.mging for \aluable  pn/cs, and a good afternoons sport is anticipated.  George Taylor and A. G. Lambert  have puieh.iscd the lcsidenco of captain lla\-  w.ud, cornei of Cedar and Water stieet.s. \  The rifle   match  which   was   tcA  hiuobeen shot at Kaslo on May 21th between  (pains lepioscnting the Nelson and Kaslo companies, K M. K., has been declaicd oil. It is  proposed, howo\ei. to auange a sencs of team  niatchc.. to include all the companies of  l.ocky Mountain Jtangcis. A  At a mcetiDg yesterday the foi-/  lowing icsolution ol condolence was passed by  Nelson Mineis' Union No %, W. V. M.* Whciens  it has pleased Dmne Pioudencc to remove fiom  oui midst our belo\cd brothci, Alexander Scott  Pi cit ic, and wlierp.isin the death of said brother  this union motuns the loss of an active brother,  e\cr faithful to the principles of our oigani/a-  tion. Tnercfoie, be it losolvcd, that the niem-  beis of this union hereby evtend their heaitfelt  sjinpatlij to the patents and family of deceased  in tins, their hour of bere.ucinent, and sincerely  trust that these c\pics->ions of sorrow and ic-  spect will assist them in healing up under their  alii lotion with lcsignation ana foititudc: Beit  further resolved, that copies of these icsolutions  be sent to the parents of deceased and published  in (he daily pi ess. (Signed) M. 1-t. Mowatt, president; James Wilks, seciet.irj.  The baseball boys turned  out iu  force on the recreation grounds jesterd.ay evening, and hid .1 lattling practice. If they keep  thisuptheic \\ ill be no dufeits for Nelbon this  season.  The intermediate lacrosse club  hud an excellent practice on the recreation  giounds last night. The plavets weie supplied  -with the brand new sticks which recently ai-  rived foi the club. Theintcimcdintos incmbct-"  ship roll is now close to the eenturj maik, citizens having come to the.iunioi's assistance moat  genoi oubly.  The matter afc issue between the  government Umbei inspector and the tie cutters  on the Italfour extension has not been .idsustcd  as jet, the subcopt-iactois who mo cutting the  ties not having ellccted an aiian^oinont witn  Lhe chief contractor. Meanwhile not a stick of  timber is beng moved, inspector M.irtm having  placed an embaigo on all lhe iiuibsi until the  pioxmci.il licenses .uo pnid. The company ic-  ([Wies-IOOOO tics for the branch, 10.000 ot which  will be taken fiom go\ ornmest land.  The mining matters recorded at  the go\ eminent oil'ce \cs(ciday weie: Tr.ms-  feis, one fouiMi of M'lligan and^tliicofouiths of  Gold Queen claims- on Porcupine cieck, from  MiS. Ann AstlOj to Joseph Astlcj of Kossland,  eonhulor.itiiin8.W0; one half Interest InMonaiuh  claim on ra-.t folk ot Col ton wood cieek, fiom  W. J. C.Idwell, Nelson, to J. Hawkins. Nelson;  ,1 ceitificato of lmpiovcincnls to W. L. Lowiej,  Nelson, in ipspeci to tho Ix'anhoo mineral claim;  locations, the Cub mmeial claim olio mile north  of the flist foik on the wesf side of ICokanee  cieek bj Mm dock Mel cod.  Unless circumstances   unforscen  anse the Nelson Arc dop.vifmcnt wilt not be re-  pieseiUed (tt Kaslo 111 next weeks hpoits. The  difficulty of obtaining enough men to inn with  tln�� team has not been oxeicome and there scenic  to be no lecouiso other than to remain at home.  Iho membeisof the d< ji.irliiiont <ae much disappointed.  The   Lawrence   Hardware _Com_,  puny unloaded fou rears of he.ny h ndw.iieyes  tei daj.  A report lias reached  here of an  Exciting episode in South Africa in which pu-  \ale IJickson, foiineily of NVlson, llguied proim  nenll). Idekson went some distance Irom tamp  with four fimipaiiions 'lhe little jurlj cn-  i ountcsod ,t H(.cr,uiibiihf,uic und two fell dead  at llio llriiL \oilo}. Uwoolheis wtie irijuiedbut  Piukson esojipod uninjured. It is alto rumored  that the foniicr Neliunitr has been iccom v  mended for a dccoi.it 1011. \  at the Hotel Phair for tiie past few  days having iu view the establishment of a complete office of the  company here on or about July 1st  next. The growing importance of  the Kootenay and Boundary districts have rendered this advisable,  aud, recognizing the central position of Nelson, they have decided  on this city as the location of their  oflice. Mr. Irving left ou Wednesday for Toronto by way of the  Crow's Nest Pass road, and Mr.  Teskey returned to Vancouver last  night. They predict a great future  for Nelson both in mining and trade  matters, especially in view of the  enterprise of local merchants and  others in the face of the commercial  depression Tjvhicli for a period recently has tested the faith of many,  a faith which the rapidly increasing prosperity of the district is now  shown to have been  well founded.  ESTABLISHED 1892  H.   BYERS   &  HARDWARE  CO.  ��� ESTABLISHED 1892  Garden, Mill,  StearrTand  Hose. ~  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  Black and Galvanized Sheet Iron  Soft Steel Plates  1-8, 3-16 and 1-4 x 72, 96 and  120  Agents���Truax Oro Cars, Uiant Powdcr.'and .Metropolitan l'u.se, etc.  H. BYERS & OO.  NELSON  KASLO  SANDON  McMillan vs. Sandilands.  The suit of McMillan  vs.  Sandilands came before Mr. justice Drake  yesterday.    A number of witnesses  were present from Sandon and one  from Winnipeg, while the solicitors  were   Macdonald   &   Johnson    for  plaintiff,   J.  II.  Bowes  and  P.  L.  Christie for  defendant  Sandilands  and Taylor <fc Hannington  for defendants,  John  W.  Peck  &  Compauy,   ancl other   creditors.     The  suit arises out of the business transactions of the late firm of McMillan  & Crawford, and defendants' solicitors argued that the statement of  claim in the suit was defective inasmuch as  Crawford  was not enjoined  as a party to the action.  Judge Drake upheld their argument  and voided  the statement as presented, granting plaintiffs leave to  amend same  by adding  Crawford  ^thereto.    Plaintiff was  ordered to  pay all costs of the day within ten  days   of   taxatioii,   in  default   of  the /which the case will stand dismissed.  The ruling necessitates  the entire  suit    being    recommenced   if   the  plaintiff   decides   to   continue  the  proceedings.  Will go Home if Successful.  Xbw York, May 17.���Mr. Fischer,  one of the Boer envoys, when  showed the published report that  the Boer delegates were reported as  having made indiscreet statements  on the steamship to au employee of  a London newspaper saidntoday  that the story was false in every  material particular. "As for our  not going to our homes again, how  childish," ho exclaimed. "We love  America and haveT been received  most hospitably, but; if the American people will guarantee us an  honorable peace we wilh take the  first steamship home." Kegarcliug  the appeal from the Americans in  Cape Town asking the people here  to ignore the envoys, Mr. Fischer  said : "I have read their appeal  and it is a flimsy one. No name is  given, not oven the name of the  chairman of their alleged mass  meeting. There are very few  Americans in Cape Town in ihe  first place, and they are largely in  sympathy with us."  Several Natal farmers are handing  over their arms. All reports agree  that about 7000 of the enemy  passed north very hurriedly on May  14th and 15th." '       ��  Th it w e hi e I he i eeopfiii/'f d leadei s m cn i \ u\_- tho choicest  and fouM ttr.uli-N ot Tea-, and Colloc" Tins fact ha.s benn  IIioioiikIiI} proreit tij the publicitr>lii('eiatftnitif the same,  whii.li lias caused our sale-, to increase in the above lines  fullj V) per sent To UioiQwho h.ivc mil hied our leaders  wo.nu ��I<\<i\t plcasid to submit, simples, after which jod  icndilj '-ec that jou have been najint? thohiuueforanuitido  ��ln< Ii (tiuld riol lui a moment he compared vm'Hi it. We are  ' mi re lo phase J uu, .is our slotl^i' jumplcto and iho bos! tlml  iiujiif) i.in bu}.   , :__  The Western Mercantile Company, Limited.  BAKEK STRKKT, NKLSON, U. C.  A large consignment of the latest  styles of hats, union and custom  made.   Clothing   for bargains at  THEO  The  jSfelson    rifles    paraded 27  stiontf last niffht for dull pieparalory iolJieholi-  dm trip to Kn>ilo. Tho IiuIumIioiih arc f'uorable  to the company m>ikin(f u splendid <hu\\'inj.; on  the (pieen k birrhd.i}, ,ii the new moiiibuih of the  c nip-i liavr lounded into iJutpc lapidh, Timor  tlcin foi'nuxLTIiuriid.iv'Hlata that Lhe cutnpnii)  v\il! paiiHh) nl 7.'*>a n: ������haip and maiiii to (i.i*/  ffly vi half  The executive committee of  the  Pioslnelal 1'iuty aie p.uhctijuii} leijiiuMrd to  beat thoeoiiimtttuu rooitM on Iho coi net of Ver-  i.on aiul Ward sfiuds tlnai \ciiinf.; .US o'uloi k.  The Biograph company, accompanied b} Owen bmiloy, the idoi iijinniit. aie  lulled to ,i[ pen' at (he opei.i house foi foni  mglitH, LwKinnniK with Monday nevt. The\  show a Jaijjc number of inteieHtinff piclmcs, 111-  cludinK those of the Uihl and second Canadian  cotitniKcnt % hcvei.il South Afncan w.ir scenes  and piot m ei-. of the pope. The com pan} donates  half then net receipts to the palmitic tund, unci  ho, apart fiom the undoubted merits of the exhibition, tho opor.i house should bo veil tilled  eaoh iiitfht. Mr. Collins, th<> advmiLO atfent.it  now in the s'lty.  Industries for India.  London, May 18.-r-Lord George  Hamilton, presiding at a meeting of  the Indian section of tho Society of  Art today, referring to the terrible  effects of the famine, said: "It  must not be forgotten that it is a  wage famine as" well as a food.  There it presses more heavily on  the people than before, and it is the  duty of jthe^governmen t__to_ try_to_  multiply and diversify the industries of India. With this view the  Indian government was placing  contracts iu India wherever possible, not with brokers, but with  actual producers."  League Games.  Rochester 0, Hartford 4.  Cincinnati 2, Brooklyn 4,  Buffalo 3, Milwaukee (5.  Pittsburg 3, Philadelphia 4.  Indianapolis 5, Kansas City 0.  Cleveland 1, Minneapolis 0.  BUSINESS   MENTION. "  A good opportunity for man and  ��ifc. Home and good p.i} ing business. Capital  necessary $.100.   Applj W. Ru-h, Postofllee.  Man and wife wants to manage,  lent, oi lease hotel or boniding hon&e anj where.  Kully competent and reliable. Address Mrs.  Hadley. Post Office.  Gardening���Employment wanted  bj a piactieal man. Residential giouiidsliiidont,  etc.   Addles5!, W. W. Wilson, Nelson  Wanted���Position as stenographer and tjpewriter by l.idj* of experience���References, .No objections to going out of city. Addi e��s> Stenographer, Ti lbune.  For sale���Black Minorca eggs for  hatching, $2 00 por sitting.   Box OSS, Nelson.  Cellar   to   rent,   newly   floored,  under Moichants Bank of Halifax. Apply in tho  bank.  A   first-class  millinery   business  for sale in one of the best Kootenay mining  tottns. New goods. Good leusons for selling.  Addi ess Millinery, this office.  Hack   calls left at   the   Pacific  Ti.msfer barn on Veinon street. Telephone  call:��.  For Sale.���One-third interest in  Mineral Claim near Ymir, for ��100, money to bo  expended in dcMslopmcnt. Apply to Alec  Stewai t, Turner & Bocckh block, Nelson.  For sale���the north half of block  100, Nelson.   Address P. 0. Box. 572, Nelson.  Spot cash paid for second-hand  goods of all kinds afc the Nelson Bazaar, Malono  & Tregillus block.        \  Houses furnished with new and  second-hand furniture, or mixed newondsecondhand furniture, on the installment plan, by tho  Nelson Bazaar. Malone & Ti egillus block.  Nelson Opera House  ONE NIGHT ONLY  Saturday, 19  J. G. Stutt's  Theatre  Company  Refrigerators  Prices from $10 to $30  LAWRENCE HARDWARE COMPANY  . -^z_\-<__���'&_��� __\-<_z -<_i"_i:-'__\-'g_"0-^-  iif  iti  Ui  iti  Ui  Ui,  Hi  Hi  iti  xti  iti  Ui  185 Baker Street.  KIRKPATRICK  & WILSON.  We have removed our  for the" next few months  shop, next to the Nelson  ^i9^'^>'_9'i99^9^f'9'9'^^S  Telephone 10.   iti  iti  iti  iti  Ui  iti  iti  place of business  to the old Burns  Hotel, where we  Xti  Hi  Ui  Ui   hope to see all our old customers and many   iti  Hi  Xti  Hi  Ui  iti  new ones.   Give us a call.  KIRKPATRICK & WILSON  xti  xti  iti  Ui  iti  185 Baker Street   \ti  '^p _���_���_���_���_���_��� _-_-^~-_-__        <^-<"S!-'_."_t'_t'_i,'^:_t"_t'K��'_i'^-  '0^'-_-*-0'0-0-0-0^S'r0>-0'0-0 5T:>5'.C''Sr,'8!'C!'^."��"''Ki,sI-,8l"^"  Xli  iti  Telephone IO  m   n^mm  J&  Some Plain Facts  About Clothing  w  w  w  WILh PLAY  BAKER STREET,  ��� a  NELSON.  CLOTHING HOUSE!.  HOTEL ARRIVALS.  AruiElfi'Mi KM. Sandilands, Sandon.,?.  V. Welch, Sovun-nnle point H A. Dunn, Pioc  ter, T. A. Aitkins, Sandon, II. T. Daviion. Tor  onto: P. McAuiio, hji'ikaae; ,1. Frank Cotton,  Welle-iloy, Mass , H. J. (Jhapnian, Vicloim; IJ.  T liqgcii. Vancouver, ili-s h. 1. Kogei-., Van  (oiuei; Thomas Wafsli, Uioonwood, K. h. Toil-  imifr.Tim!, J. A. Moliain, London.  Ai nn Hcmk-^.a Richnraqon, Toionlo,  >Simtli CnrliH, Kossland, II. A. Small, "Vancouver. Mis. p. A. Dujcr, Hindoo, T. II. Wilson,  Piherton, P. Ross, Hamilton, Mis ("JiU'c, Sandon, G. A. Chrislie, Tot onto; J. A. Wood, IvasJo.  New Mercantile Agency for Nelson.  Thomas, 0. Irving   and Richard  W.  Teskey, general   manager for  western    Canada    and   provincial  manager respectively of the Brad-  j street Mercantile Agency, have been  Buller's Progress.  London, May 17.���2:1." p. m.���The  war oflice has received the following dispatch from general Buller:  "JJaiiiihAUbCr, May 17.���The second  division has reached Dauuhauser  and 1 hope that my advance patrols  are at Newcastle. Tho fifth division is echeloned from Elandslaagte  to (flencoe, repairing the railroad.  The fourth division is at Sunday  river drift, on the .Newcastle  road.  BITTER  ATONEMENT  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 oiFer-  ed elsewhere at much higher prices. The fabrics  are the best in the market We lead ali others  for values in  Prices 85e, 50e9 75e.  Tickets on sale at usual |>l.ie<��  ��  OFFICE:   HOUSTON BLOCK  Opposite Postoffice  GET YOUR  CHANDELIERS  WIRED FOR  NO MATCHES REQUIRED, ALWAYS READY  {(ooteqay Electric ��nppiy&  Construction Oo.  JOSEPHINE STREET NELSON  Headparters for Portland Cement, Pipe Bricks,  Fire Clay, American Cumberland Coaf [Blacksmiths]  E. P. EITHET ft CO., Ltd., Victoria  m  w  #  m  #  m  We know that our values cannot be equalled by ��  any other house in Nelson. We are so sure of ^  this that we will give money back if it cannpt be ||  proven.  Gents'" Furnishings  Hats and Caps  Boots and Shoes  y"  mm  217  We have just received a fresh   consignment of Christie's famous  Fancy Biscuits and Cream Sodas.  Also McCormick & Company's Jersey Cream Sodas.  P. O. BOX 17C  HOUSTON BLOCK.  Telephone 161.  1>. M. Ferry & Company's Seeds.  Fresh Egtcs Keceived Daily  John J\. irviqg & Co  Special quotations  jiven lor carload lots  A. 11. GHAY, P. O. _ox 521, Nelson. B. C.  Kootenay Agent  Lethbridge Gait Goal  The bost value for tbe Money In tho market  for all purposes.  tkrms cash     W. P. TIRRXS7, General Agent  Teiiephooe W.   Offlce with C. 0. J. Christie.  A. R. BARROW, A.M.I.C.E.  PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  Corner Victoiia aad Kootenay Streets.  P. O. Box SBS. TELEPHONE XO. VS  <r,

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