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Array DAILY EDITION   BY MAIL  FIVE  DOLLARS A YEAR  WEEKLY EDlf ION BV MAIL_  TWO DOLLARS A YEAR  EIGHTH YEAR  NELSON:  THURSDAY MORNING   JUNE 7 1900.  PRICE FIVE  CENTS  - 'if  SERiOUS CRISIS IN CHINA  Powers Land Marines.  London, Juno 7.���Affairs in China  are gradually working up to a crisis ,  of the iirst magnitude. , The morning papers'think that the British  squadron is recognized as inferior  in strength to the Russian as well  as the Japanese. The. Daily Telegraph says :  "We regret that Great Britain is  to) much occupied in South Africa  to settle the Chinese business with  a strong hand."  The Morning Post has the following dispatch from Pekin, dated  yesterday :  "Reports say that the court party  (_   is collecting inside the  city.    Consequently   there  is   increased  uneasiness."  Loxnox, June G.���The Rev. Mr.  Sowerby, who has worked for 20  years in China, and who lias just  reached London from Pao Tung  Fu, said to a correspondent of the  Associated Press today: "The  Boxers are the scum of the population. They have no /uniform organization, nor any official leaders.  Formerly they carried broad  swords, but now they have well  managed modern weapons. Before  (hilling they throw themselves, on  tho ground, work themselves into a  frenzy and then believe themselves  invulnerable. If. the Boxers are  permitted to invade Pekin the result will probably be disastrous to  the foreign missions, which are  isolated and spread over a large  ;<arfca.";  .Berlin, June 0.���Reports have  been received  in   official   quarters  that   railway    communication    in  Shan Tung has been forcibly stopped by the   systematic at.tacks  of  large numbers of "Black Knives," a  secret society similar to the Boxers.  A high official of the foreign office  ���ysid to  the sorrespondent  of   the  Associated     Press     this   evening:  '���Baron Von Kettler, German minister   at   Pekin,   has    instructions  Hinila^to those received hy United  States'minister, Mr. Conger, to op-  �� rate for the piotcetion.of life. The  uiiall number of Geiman marines  f litis far landed  is due to  the fact  "fchafc it was   French  interests   and  nofc German that wore first affected  by the Boxer movement.   Germany  'however will do as much as   the  other powers towards  suppressing  1 he Boxers.    She will land further  1 roops if necessary.   We now view  lhe situation as serious."  German official circles Continue to  regard the Chinese situation as  grave. This is shown by fche addi-  lional number of marines landed  from the litis, and from the fact  111 afc the largo protected cruiser  ' Bertha, .bearing, the commander of  the far Asiatic squadron, rear-  admiral Hendcmann, has been ordered to proceed to Taku.  "Washington, June 6.���The  friends of the American missionaries in the disturbed section of  Chino~are becomiug���~alarmed~at~the~  state of affairs, and the state department is beginning to feel pres-  snio of their efforts to adopt an  aggressive policy. Today inquiries were made as to fche reason of  the passive attitude of the United  States' naval forces iu Chinese  waters, while tho Russians are reported to have promptly sent out  military expeditions front Pekin for  tho roscue of Russian, French and  Belgian subjects whose safety was  jeopardized. It was argued that  the United States marines should  likewise have been despatched to  i lie assistance of tho American mis-  fciouaries.  The only possible answer the de-'  }>arfciiienfc could make was that  minister Conger, being ou the  ground, was better^ prepared than'  jinyone here to adopt relief measures for whicli he had already received the sanction of the department' in the shape of general  authorization to protect American  interests, which meant American  lives among other things.  lt also was question whether the  very small force of marines at the  minister's command could be used  l o make a march though a hostile  ���country and away from its base.  In that ease tho United States lega-  i ion, fche only refuge in case of an  outbreak, would be unsafe for  American refugees as well as for  xhe minister himself for lack of a  suitable guard.  Meanwhile, the developments are  being watched closely, and if the  nexfc phase should be worse, it is  probable that in addition to the  Jlelena, at least one more warship,  possibly the Princeton, with a full  battalion of marines will be, ordered up the Pei IIo river to Tien  Tsin.  So far the proposition to call on  general McArthur for troops for a  landing party has not been broached to the war department, and it is  not expected such a step will be  taken, save as a last resort, for it is  thought that it would work an en:  tanglenient of the United States in  the European designs respecting  China, from which ifc would difficult or impossible to secure release.  Shanghai, June (i.���In consequence of the representations of  Japan, the landing of a large Russian force at Taku is alleged to have  been stopped. It is believed here  that, should Russia persist in sending a preponderant military force to  the front, a collision with Japan  would inevitably result.  The soldiers dispatched to attack  the Boxers have fought an engagement quite close to Pekin. Many  were killed on both sides.  Alarming reports are current  here of the hurried completion of  the the Japanese fleet.  "Casualty, Capetown"  Montreal, June 0.���"Casualty,  Capetown," is the registered address of the department at Capetown whicli gives all information  respecting the Avounded, etc., atthe  front. The Canadian Pacific railway's telegraph accepts messages  to this'address at a special rate of  87 cents per word from all points  in Manitoba and the wesfc.  LORD ROBERTS'NEXT MOVE  Boer Forces Still Intact  London, June 0.���The officials  here, as well as others, find difficulty in prognosticating lord Roberts' immediate program. It appears that the Boer commander-in-  chief, general Botha, with all his  guns, withdrew in good order, pro<  bably along the Delagoa Bay  railway, with a view of joining president Kruger, so the  Transvaal forces remain practically lutaci, with presidents  Kruger and Steyn and general  Botha and secietary of state Reitz  all safe, and in a position to continue the direction of affairs. Tho  more optimistic see iu the fact that  president-Kruger's wife and general  Botha's wife were leffc in Pretoria  an indication that the president;  does not count on a long resistance.  In any case it will prpbably take  lord Roberts at least a week to organize a campaign of pursuit.  The military authorities anticipate fchatrfche uexfc important news  will come'from general Buller's division, where plenty of time has  elapsed to complete the turning  movement at Laing's Nek.  A belated dispatch from Mafeking dated May KJsfc announces the  Biitish occupation of Malniani,  where 200 Boers surrendered.  Devlin, and everything else connected with the matter. All that  the minister did was to approve of  the contract. "Let the honorable  gentlemen make their charges,"  said Dr. Borden, "and they will not  have five minutes to wait for a committee." The debate continued all  evening.      Crowded Political Meeting.  Vancouver, June 6���[Special to  The Tribune].���The crowd was so  great at a meeting in the city hall  held in the interests of the labor  party tonight, at  which,v Wilson,  Martin, Cotton and Ralph Smith  spoke, that hundreds werev unable  to gain admittance.   Williams and  McLean,     the    labor   candidates,  spoke first and were well- received.  They   were   followed   by Wilson,  Conservative leader in  Vancouver.  Mr. Wilson got a good hearing.   He  declared thafc he was not allied to  the so-called Turner party, nor had  he an understanding with Cotton,  whereupon he proceeded to harshly  criticise Mr. Cotton politically.   He  endorsed most of the labor planks,  expressed approval of the referendum and favored an act to keep  out     Orientals,    and    practically  everything   else    he   thought   his  audience might like.   Ralph Smith  followed.   He   scored   Mr.   Martin  severely, declaring that labor men  should not trust him, owing to his  record.   He also spoke Of the fair:-  ness of the New. Vancouver Coal  Company to its men and the cause of  labor.   Martin was noisily received.  He said he had consulted Conservatives with a view of taking them  into his cabinet with   the understanding that they approve "of his  platform, at the wish of his supporters.   He criticized the remarks  of previous speakers and answered  questions   put to him by a hand  bill freely circulated yesterday regarding his past alleged hindrances  to labor.     Both on his rising and  taking   his seat half the audience  hooted and half shouted, the yells  making a dreadful noise and uproar.- Mr. Cotton wag well received.  Mr. DriseolV labor candidate," closed  fche meeting.  HOUSTON ENDORSED AGAIN  Workingmen's Mass Meeting  Kesolved; That this mass meeting of  workingmen hereby express its approval  of the action of the Labor Convention,  composed of delegates from the various  unions of the city, held in Fraternity  hall on the 25th instant, in endorsing  the candidature of John Houston in the  present political contest in this riding;  and that this meeting hereby pledges  Mr. Houston its support on the 9th of  June.   ^��� Alleged -Food Scandal.   Ottawa, June 6���[Special to The  Tribune].���In   the    house     today  Monk (Jacques Carfier) read an ai-  ticle from  the Canadian _ Military  Gazette, in which ifc was charged  fchat the Canadian government had  sent emergency food for the use of  tho soldiers in South Africa, and  for which $2 per "pound was paid  while ifc was only worth from 10 to  12 cents por' pound.   The article  insinuated that some of the authorities had received some consideration  for this.   Monk went on to say fchafc  Hatch Protose Food Co. had got its  food tested by fche department at  Kingston iu 1898, and when tho war  broke oufc the department had purchased aboufc $5000 worth of food  from a firm of chemists in Montreal,  which was of inferior quality.   A  tin was procured from this firm and  $3 was paid for it.   Ifc wa.s  labeled  "'Vicfcualine," and when   analyzed  contained only 17 per cent; of protose instead of 00 per  cent.    Dr,  Borden then proceeded to explain  that over a year ago Dr.   Devlin, a  leading physician in one of fche hospitals in   Montreal, came   to   him  with   recommendations   from    Sir  William   Hingsfcon   and   Professor  Rufctan wifch an emergency food.  Ifc was tested at Kingston, where  five men were fed for 30 days.  The  results were niosfc satisfactory, as  Mr. Mouk had  already  said aboufc  thafc test, and this   was the   very  same food that was sent to South  Africa.    Dr. Borden explained that  Dr. Neilson, director-general of the  medical branch of the department,  had made arrangements in regard  to the testing of food as well an fco  purchase of $4000 worth from Dr.  Martin's Offer to Smith.  Vancouver, June 0.���[Special to  The Tribune]���'Ralph Smith brought  to Vancouver today an important  affidavit to' be published, in the  evening papers tomorrow which  will show exactly premier Martin's  present connection with a certain  large corporation. Smith will nofc  give oufc any details tonight.  Later.���Smith'saffidavitissigned  by 15 witnesses to the effect thafc  Martin's offer to him to join the  cabinet included not only the agree-  ment'to drop the suit against the  New Vancouver Coal Company bufc  to give fchem a good title to all their  property. I '  Speakers Botten-Egged.  Victoria,1 June 0���[Special fco  The Tribune.] -When Perry Mills  and Jardine were leaving the  Metchosin meeting lasfc night they  found their buggy covered over  wifch rotten eggs by some of their  present hearers, and an attempt  was made to rotten egj_: the two  speakers. Legal prosecutions are  threatened on account of the affair.  The meeting was very boisterous,  Bizanfcson, the Martin candidate,  several times offering to go outside  and thrash the two speakers.  Nominations in Cassiar  Victoria, June 0.��� [Special to The  Tribune.]���Nominations in Cassiar  were: C. W. D. Clifford, John Irving, anti-Marfcinifce; James Stables,  Martiuitej Alex Godfrey, Conservative.    Titz to Fight Jeffries,,  New York, June ().���Fitzsim-  mons has finally decided to meet  Jeffries on the stiff terms imposed  by the champion, and the two may  seen in the ring together before  the Horton law ceases to exist.  When Fitzsimmons was. champion  and Jeffries came to him seeking a  match, he insisted that as champion he should have the long end  of the purse, win or lose. Jeffries  made the concession to get the  match, and won. Then when Fifcz-  simmons wanted another go, Jeffries simply reversed the proposition and said that he would fight,  but tlmt, win or lose, he must have  the bulk of -the money. Fitzsim-  mons said today he would post a  forfeit on the terms named by Jeffries.   A Wealthy Suicide.  New York, June (>.���George J.  Brown, a wealthy New York dry  goods man wifch au income of  $50,000 a year, committed suicide  today*  The above is a copy of the resolution whicli was submitted to a  mass meeting ofJ workingmen in the  opera house. It-was received with  a chorus of cheers' and round after  round of applause. And when the  chairman���G. Flemraiug���called for  the yeas upon it there went up a  shout which lef fc no doubt in the  mind of anyone as to where the  sympathies of the workingmen of  the Nelson riding are iu the present contest. With one voice the  great meeting declared for John  Houston, as the one candidate  whom they could safely trust, and  when the resolution was formally  declared carried by the chair, cheer  after cheer was sent up for candidate Houston.   .'.;";..  The meeting was called by the  officers of the Nelson'Trades & Labor., Council for the purpose of ratifying the action "taken by the  Trades and Labor j Convention in  endorsing candidate1 Houston. The  call was responded to iheartily, and  the result was that there were very  few vacant chairs on either floor of  the house. G. Fleming occupied  the chair, and with him on the platform were G. Thorpe, president of  the NelsOn Trades & Labor Council;  Charles Devore, C. A. Mackay, Robert Robinson, president of the carpenters' union,, and James Wilks,  secretary of tho Nelson miners' union. A feature of tho meeting was  the music furnished by the Nelson  Cifcy band, the members of the band  volunteering' their0 services, for  which fche officers of ihe Trades &  Labor Council desire to express  6heir thanks publicly."'* At fche*close  of the debate upon the resolution  the band contributed an overture'  which was heartily encored and re-  eponded to.  After fche chairman had explained  the object   of the meeting C. A.  Mackay,   who   was   president   of  Nelson Miners' Union during  the  earlier part of the trouble over the  enforcement of the eight-hour law,  was introduced.   lie made a strong  appeal to the friends  of organized  labor to support the candidature of  John   Houston.     He stated   that  candidate Houston was a man who  had   proven   his friendship  when  assistance   was most needed, and  was therefore deserving of support.  Referring to the candidature of Dr.  Hall, the .speaker said ho A'ery much  regretted that Dr. Hall had entered  the field as ifc might possibly result,  not in the election of Dr. Hall but  of the common enemy, Conservative  candidate   Fletcher.     Mr.  Mackay  urged" upon-his hearers- the-im~  portance of   easting a solid vote.  This   should   be determined upon  first, and when a choice was made  between the candidates the workingmen should vote for him to a man.  It.   Robinson, president   of  the  carpenters' union, was next introduced.    He first analyzed the three  political parties and demonstrated  clearly thafc of the three, the Provincial J'arty was tho only one that  had any claim upon the support of  the labor party, as nearly all of fche  legislation whicli had been secured  in the interest of wage-earners had  been advocated and advanced  by  its members.     He personally was  strongly    in   favor   of   candidate  Houston.   The attempt  had  been  made during tho campaign fco create  fche     impression    that    candidate  Houston had not been in favor of  fche inauguration of a nine-hour day  on municipal work.   This, however,  was childish, and could deceive no  one who was acquainted  wifch  Mr.  Houston,     either     personally     or  through his writings in The Triii-  unk   upou   labor   questions.      So  thoroughly was candidate Houston  in   sympathy   with   the   cause  of  labor that at a convention called by  the Trades and   Labor  Council  lie  had   been   unanimously   endorsed,  and fche object of tho present meeting was to accord the great body of  laboring men of the cifcy an opportunity   to  endorse the    action  of  the Trades and Labor convention.  In      the      present     contest:     he  thought the laboring men of Nelson  could not do better than accept; the  advice of their leader, Ralph Smith,  and return John  Housfcou as  their  candidate.   This in itself would do  a great deal in securing the standing of the labor organizations of  the district. He then moved the  resolution which appeal's atthe head  of this column.  Charles Devore, a member of the  barbers' union, seconded the resolution in a lively speech. He said  he appeared as a representative of  labor. The object of the meeting  was to select a candidate and make  him an.M. P. P.,'and the way he figured it was that John Houston was  the candidate. Houston had stood  by the unions, and although the  unions were all young Nelson was  now recognized as a union town.  Mr. Devore was applauded ;from  start to finish and he concluded by  urging his hearers to stand. shoulder to shoulder and snow the other  two candidates under.  James Wilks, secretary of the  Nelson miners' union, was the last  speaker. He opened^ by saying  that it gave hiih great~pleasure to  address the first political mass  meeting of the laboring men of  Nelson. It was a good sign to see  them taking interest in political  matters as workingmen, and not as  politicians, and it was a movement  which would grow. Mr. Wilks  made a convincing speech in favor  of candidate Houston. He said  thafc throughout the province Mr.  Houston was looked upon as the  champion of the eight-hour law.  For this reason, if for no other, it  became the duty of those who believed in shorter hours to see that  he was not defeated, but had such  a substantial majority as would  convince the legislature that there  must be no tampering with the  eight-hour law.  After the conclusion of Mr.  Wilks' speech, the resolution was  put and carried with a great demonstration, and the meeting  closed wifch the national anthem,  led by the Nelson City band.  worth lived as his mistress for many  years, and that the couple amused  themselves by buying children,  whom they passed off as their own.  Beckett was said to use the children to "bluff" his own family into  consenting to the payment of large  Hums of money to his mistress. Mrs.  Brinkworth was non-suited and  criminal proceedings may be commenced against her for trying to  pass off the children as Beckett's.  The executor of the estate sued is  Mr. Ernest Beckett, son of the man  who lived such a double life. He is  also a member of parliament and  owns one of the finest houses in  Piccadilly.  Killed in the Celebration  London^ June 7.���The morning  papers make ca sensation of the  death of captain Hercules Robinson, nephew of lord Rosemead, who  was knocked down by an omnibus,  his skull being fractured, on the  night of the Pretoria rejoicings.  He was taken to the hospital and  thence to a Bow street police cell,  where he died soon after.  Can Send Newspapers to Yukon,  Washington, June 0.���Through  arrangements entered into by the  postal departments of the United.  States and Canada, ifc will be possible to send all classes of mail to  Dawson City and other places in  Yukon district. Heretofore only  ietter mail could be transmitted to  these points. ���  MANILA'S GREAT PROGRESS  A War Postponed.  Loxnox, June 0.���The struggle,in  South Africa* has had a salutary  effect. Jfc" has postponed it nofc  averted another war. Nearly six  weeks ago fche crisis between Russia and" Japan had reached a point  where hostilities were regarded, as  inevitable by the authorities of  both countries. A deadlock had  been reached over Japan's installation of a trader _ in* the best loca-,  tions afc Masampho, where the king  of Corea a year ago had given Russia fche right fco settle on condition  that she did nofc fortify the' place,  Japan refused to withdraw her  unofficial representative, and prepared to defend him-in his position,  The Japanese had the light fco expect; the support; of England under  the existing understanding in proceeding to extremities, but the Japanese government received, an intimation from London that Great  Britain would be unable to act;  while the war in South Africa continued. The note conveying this  intimation contained the advice  Ghat Jax>an should settle the matter with Russia in the best manner  possible. Thereupon    the   Tokio  government reluctantly withdrew  from its bellicose .attitude. War  upually breeds war, and even in  this case theie is reason to believe  that the conflict; between Japan  and Russia has only been postponed  for a brief season, for the spirit of  fche Japanese is more warlike than  ever.    Delegation of Paper Makers  New York, June 0.���A delegation of British .paper makers who  have come to America of tlio invitation of.the American 'Paper aud  Book Manufacturers' Association,  arrived today on fche Oceanic. The  parfcy was composed of Charles  Phillips, James Mars ton, H. Dux-  bury. Norman Duxbury, John  White, Charles Austin and L. Gan-  nelly. The purpose of these gentlemen iii visiting this country is  to inspect 'the machinery used in  the making of paper and pulp, and  to study the methods in A'ogue here.  The parfcy will visit Philadelphia,  Washington, Wilmington, Boston,  Worcester, Springfield, Holyoke,  Watertown, Niagara Falls and ail  of the large cities in the wesfc, concluding wifch a trip through Canada.  A London Scandal.  London, June 0.���A most remarkable case came up this week,  when Mrs. Brinkworth sued the  estate of the late William Beckett,  a former member of parliament,  for continued support of herself  aiul her alleged children. Mr.  Beckett; was the head of one of the  wealthiest; private bunking firms in  England, and eminently respected  in parliament and in society. It  now   transpires   that Mrs Brink-  Commerce Increases.  London, June 6. The report of  theBritish consul afc Manila, Mr.  Hartford, on the trade of the  Philippine islands in 1890 was  received^  at the foreign office on May 7.   He  says the collapse of the insurrection and the reopening of the ports  has  restored confidence   and  produced great commercial' activity.  The continuance of prosperity, however, was dependent upon circumstances, for, though the ports were  safe, the interior of the islands was  quite    'the      contrary,     and      it  will   depend   on     the     state     of  fche     country     whether     further  exports are.forthcoming.     He  explains that the immense size of the  country  renders  a   restoration of  law and order a difficult, task, as  the   influence of   the   leaders appears strong enough to prevent the  natives from surrendering.  Mr. Hartford then proceeds to  comment on the greatly enhanced  cost of living. inManiia, saying that  house rent, all kinds of labor and  everything connected with shipping, owing to the, immensely increased demand, command their  own prices. Improvements, he says,  are visible in every direction,  and he refers to the work of draining the town of ditches and stagnant pools, which he asserts in contemplation may entail anepidemie,  but "its adrantageTto posterity is  inestimable. Tho recovered land  of the city walls and moat will provide building sites which American  enterprise will know how to utilize, and though Manila will never  become a fashionable watering  place, it may become a great commercial power in these waters before the first quarter of a century  has passed.  Duke of Norfolk-Hurt  London, June 0.���The duke of  Norfolk, who is lieutenant-colonel  of the second battalion of fche Royal  Sus.sc* Yeomanry, now in South  Africa.Jias iw>fc with a serious accident by falling from his horse.  His hip was dislocated and he received other injuries. A dispatch  from lord Roberts says ifc occurred  during the operations before Pretoria. 1?he duke, it is added, is  progressing satisfactorily.  Transvaal's > Future Government.  London, June 7.���The Times, in  a leading editorial on the South  African situation, says: "First,  there must be an interval of military government, next a season of  administration as a crown colony,  and finally self-government, wifch  equal political rights for all white  men. For the first, lord Roberts is  the natural person fco be named as  rider, for the second, sir Alfred  Milner."   Haly Accepts Command.  Montreal, June (>.���A special  London dispatch says evening papers in that city say lieutenant-  colonel Haly has accepted the command of the Canadian militia.  ROBERTS' TROOPS RESTING  ����� ���' _  Boers' New Betreat"  London, Juno 7.���3:15 a.m.���Military operations in-South Africa are  apparently at a standstill. For a  day the tired troops of lord Roberts are resting and he is filling the  magazines and warehouses at his  new base, Pretoria, .preparatory  to a long chase after the retiring  Boers in the direction of Lyden-  burg. His cavalry are probably  seeking to intercept commandant  general Botha. ���  Some dispatches are to hand  whicli left* Pretoria on Monday,  while the "fighting was going on  outside the city. They come, by  way of Lorenzo Marquez, one of  them says:  "Towards the end of   the day,  when the British naval guns were  shelling the southern forts, a number of projectiles, burst, damaging  the suburbs.   All day armed Boers  have been  leaving Pretoria, going  east.   The greater part of the railway   rolling - stock   has   been   removed.    General Botha was;fighting an essentially rearguard action, "  his object not being to defend Pre-,  toria, but to delay lord Roberts until the railway switch had   been  cleared,*ahd the main part iof the.,  Boer army had started  to with-  draw.     The   British advance appears to have left open to the Boers -  the best line of retreat along the  railway." ��� ���������";/  Lydenburg, the district in to which  the provisions originally designed  for Pretoria have been diverted,  and where a cartridge factory has  been erected and reserve supplies  of all sorts are stored; is a volcanic  region of fertile valleys enclosed by  great ramparts of precipitous rock.  There are herds of cattle in the valleys and there is much native labor <  available for fortifying.  The Boers used both heavy and  light gun3 at Pretoria. What is  supposed to have been the last;  train out of Pretoria arrived-at  Lorenzo Marquez on Sunday evening. -The, passengers included l  numbers of foreign volunteers who  were leaving fche Boers and also fche  wives and children of Hollanders.  They described Pretoria as destitute of food and clothing. What  the Boer officials could nofc take, fche  nafcivos did.  Probably the most important  Boer army is at Laing's Nek, where  both sides are passive. *   *  General Rundle and general Brabant have withdrawn a little south.  General Baden-Powell has extended  martial law the Marieo and north  Lichtenberg districts. Shells were^  exchanged between the Boers and  British eighteen miles easfc of Mafeking on May 28.  A  dispatch  to the   Daily   Telegraph from Newcastle, dated Tuesday, describes the  Boers'  there  as"  -  an   unorganized   rabble,    without,  flour, meat or sugar.    Their Surrender is only a question of time.  JLorenzo Marquez correspondents  attach-significance to the number  of British warships in Delagoa Bay,  suggesting that they are there possibly in anticipation of aiding the  Portuguese in the event of disturbances on the Transvaal border.  There is a strong feeling throughout the country that striking honors should be conferred immediately upon lord Boberts, without  waiting until he returns fco England.  __  Situation in Pekin.  London, June 0.���A special dispatch from ^Shanghai, dated today,  says the members of a majority of  the legations afc Pekin, including  the members of the British legation,' are sending their families  away. It is also said that" several >  prominent .Chinese residents are  leaving the cifcy. There i* an unconfirmed report thafc two Russian  engineers have been' murdered at  Yu Chow Fu, northwest of Poit  Arthur, after their -wives had been  outraged. The total damage doue  to the Chinese.rairoads by fche Boxers is $5,000,000.  Gefman Navy Bill.  Berux, June IS.���In fche reichstag  today during the debate on the  navy bill, the secretary of the  navy, admiral Tirpitz, alluded to  the great development of German  interests in China as being likely to  necessitate a further large increase  in the navy. Later the reichstag,  by a vote of 15.'J to 79, adopted the -  first paragraph of the navy bill,  which fixes the strength of the  fleet. The Socialists and members  of the Volkspartei voted wifch tho  minority.  _____<___k ___.--. iw*rsi��ar��i3lSa��BiSRSSRSFSS5KBH5SSKg 2  THE TKIBTJNE:  NELSOK B. C THURSDAY, JUNE 7 1900  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.   HaU Block, 269 Baker St.  m  Hi  ���Wa  We have sold 75 per cent of all the  Portland Cement  Fire Brick Fire Clay  and Sewer Pipe  USED IN KOOTENAY  ffi  Just received carload Dominion Ale and  ���(PINTS AND'(JUA UTS)  Dominion White Label Ale (pints and quarts)  the finest Ale brewed in Canada.  "       Dominion Bulk Ale (15 gallon kegs)  Teacher's Scotch Whiskey is still the best.  Porter  This is  H. J. EVANS & CO.  }>-e_J'__5-^'(=_'.t__"e_7'c_2-t--''(_2  l.ez3.t__.c_3.C:  W  ._?.-  :��:��  ��� c_?'e=i'e_i'  m  1'C_.'  w  ^  ��� ���������  We do not want you to get the impression that Vjjjjjj  our 'Ties are loud enough to.talk, but the fact  remains that their values speak for themselves,  and we would advise you to drop in and listen  to their special whisper on Mondayv when the  following prices will tell the story:  ��  Mi  HUDSON'S BAY  COMPANY.  Hi  W  INCORPORATED 1670.  m  B  B  B  Jfc  B  DerbyS (flowingf ends) Regular price 65c,  Saturday, "   40c.  Lombards     -    -  "-     Regular price 400,  Saturday    " ,30c.  ���    -   Regular price 35c,  Saturday    "   25c.  Regular price 50c,  Saturday    "   35 c.  ���    -   Regular price 50c,   Saturday���"- 45C7  KereMefs -   ���  Knots   -   -   -  Neck Scarfs  Bows    -   -   -  B  JB  Regular price 30c,  Saturday    '/   20c.  decided to use every effort to secure the election of candidate  Houston.  Ax officer of the local Conservative Association admitted yesterday that the failure of the Conservatives to disfranchise the labor  party in the Nelson riding meant  the defeat of candidate Fletcher  and the election of candidate  Houston.   At the Recorder's Office.  The entries at the mining recorder's office yesterday were as follows:  Transfers���A sixth interest in the  Rawden mineral claim on Nine  Mile Creek, from John McLaren of  Rossland to ��T. C. Hull', Nelson; a  half interest in the Copper Pitt  claim on Granite creek, from W.  McDonough, Nelson, to J. C. Huff,  Nelson; a half interest in the Vagabond claim on Morning mountain,  from Michael Eagan to Michel Zat-  toni. Certificates of work���To A.  G. Shaw on Blake claim; to Head ore  Berendsen on Mountain Queen, Silver Clock and Black Jack claims;  to O. Olson on Legal Tender; to D.  R. Morrison on B. C. claim. Locations���White Bear, on divide between Forty-Nine and Eagle creeks  by John Olson; Minnie, on divide  between Forty-Nine creek and Eagle creek by E. Larsen.  Painting With Silks.  The ladies of Nelson are taking  great interest in Mrs.  Kenly's lectures  on  the  new system  of   art  needle work.    Lectures -are being  given daily   in the parlor  of the  Hume Hotel and they are thronged  with members of the fair sex.   The  walls are hung with specimens of  Mrs. Kenly's art and also productions by her pupils.     They consist  chiefly of reproductions in  silk of  fruits and flowers.     They are wonderfully executed, and at a little  distance it is hard  to believe that  they were done with needles and  silks and not with the brush.   The  colors are exactly reproduced  aiid  the shading in   many = instances is  perfect.     Mrs. Kenly has 104 ladies  on her list here, and expects during  the week that she  has  still- before  her in Nelsou to" enlist several fresh  recruits. No charge is made for the'  lectures, and the exhibits are well  worth seeing, even by those who  are not and do uot intend to become  experts with the needle.  Deputy Returning Officers.  The deputy returning officers appointed by A. B. Bnckwortli, returning officer, are as follows:  Nelson.���T. A. Mills, George Gurd,  James O'Reilly, James Bannermau  and IL F. MeLeod.  Waneta.���John Stinson.  Erie.���M. Gilliam.  Arlington Mine.���J. P. Bell.  Yellowstone Mine.���C. Willis.-    -  Ymir.--J. W.Ross.  Ymir Mine.���JohnMcVicar.  Porto Rico.���R. McRoberis.  Hall.���W. S. Doyle. .   '  Procter.���Peter L. McDonald.  Kupkonook.���  Creston.���John W. Dow.  Kitchener.���Charles Heath.  Duncan Mines.���T. S. Humphrey,  Athabasca Mine.���C. J. Creamer.  Salmo.���W. T. Beadles.  -rGLi&S__;ZL^'SL ZL;Z_U In,'It,: %*_{_��' &<&. ��?���*���*'  Mr  Xli  Xii  Xit  Xli  xli  Xii  Yourself and Friends are Invited by  The Home Art Society of  Decorative Needle Work  of New York, to view an Exhibition of Silk Art Needle Work and  to arrange for a series of lessons, from May 28th to June 13th.  Hours from 10 to 12, and 2 to 4; in Hume Hotel parlors.  xli  xit  xit  Art Lectures, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  Lessons and Lectures Free of Charge.  Xli  Xli  Xli  Mrs. Kenly, Artist and Teacher.  Xit  Xli  The teacher will inform each lady joining the class where the silks and  linens can be obtained. Belding's Art Silks and Linens used exclusively in  these classes.  With the Compliments of Fred Irvine & Co.  Xit  it'll  \li\  Xit\  \it  xit1  \if  Xit  Xiil  \ii  Xlii  xin.  $  xli  W  w  Xii  m  "C'c. _. i-'VH  words. Of all the grovelling  sheets whicli six'monthsago inserted-  the lieutenant-governor's -puffings  of himself, and endeavored- in their  own weak way to emulate those  inimitable specimens Of sickening  adulation, there is now ��� "none so  poor as to do him reverence." The  columns of almost every paper in  the territories have' recently been  iillcd with letters ��� complaining of  the unpaid prizes and accounts in  connection with the territorial fair  whose gross mismanagement by the  governor the Tribune was assailed  for denouncing.���Alberta Tribune,-  Nov. ]($, 1805.  ��� Two Mrs.; CroDjes.  An amusing story is told bjr an  English .exchange. All 'will remember how JMrs. Cronje was captured  with her liusband at 'Paardeberg,  and was eventually sent with him'  on his banishment to St. Helena.  It not^ appears thafc this was not  M rs Cronje, but Mr. Cronje's housekeeper; . At least so an irate lady  in Pretoria says, who claims to be  tho lawful spouse. The latter has  written tothe British government  setting forth the above facts, ,and  askingthat she be sent to St. Helena  and the housekeeper back to the  Transvaal. The doughty general is  also reported as wishing that lie  had never surrendered, but" was  safely back in his shell-stormed  laager at Paardeberg. In the  meantime high departmental officials  in London are at a loss.  Palace IVjeat WJarl^et  Headquarters  for all kinds of  Fresh and Cured Meats. ;  ���A feature will: be mado of the poultry and  game trade.' They will always bo on hand during their season.  J. L.  PORTERv Prop.,  169 Josephine St., between Baker and Vernon.  -  -Telephone 159.  Special prices Ladies Neckwear.' Stock Collars, with  flowing ends, regular price 75c and 85c, Saturday price 45c. Regular 35c, 40c" and 50c Collars  at 30c on Saturday/  B  B  We  have  just  Chiidrens'  a nice assortment  Underwear.  of  Strike 01a the C. P. E,  Greenwood Tunes.  The employes on the grade at  Hartford Junction struck last week.  Thejovere_notified_that-those-gefc-  ting $2.50 per day would have their  wages reduced to $2. and those receiving $2 would be reduced to  $1.75. Tbe men would not agree  to these terms and quit work. A  gang of Italians from Grand Forks  were hauled over the line to take  tho place of the strikers, but they  also refused to go to work when  they were made acquainted with  the circumstances.  Those   candidates   who  try   to  paint   themselves   into   the   good  graces ol the workingmen, a few  weeks beforo the election,  received  a rude shock at the opera house  last evening.    The workingmen  of  Xelson declared as  one man,  thai  they would  not support either a  wobbler, or a party-lino Conservative who has formed  an  alliance  with their common  enemy.    They  are for candidate Houston.  SiKcrc the full court decided that  those 400 odd names should go upon       the voters' list the Nolson Miner lias j their own in the  <iualified    its   predictions   of   the  success of candidate Fletcher.   The  "we believe" and "we are informed"  class of statement hah  supplanted  positive   assurance,   and   nothing  ' more is heard of the thousand pities  and   calamities   in   the  event   of  candidate Houston's  success.    The  Miner   is   getting ready  to crawl  down.          A PEUuiAAit thing happened last  evening. Dr. Hall, the alleged candidate of the workingmen, held a  meeting in his committee room ;  and while it was in progress the  workingmen held a meeting of  opera house and  Uo Trouble at Pretoria.  London, June (J,���10:35 a. in.���  Lord 'Roberts telegraphs to the  war office' as follows; "Pretoria,  June 5���5:35 p. m.���The occupation  of the town passed off most satisfactorily, and the British flag is  now hoisted on top of the government offices. The troops met with  a much more enthusiastic reception  than I anticipated. The third battalion of the Grenadier Guards  lined the square when tho march  past took place. Owing to their  having been on duty at some distance around the town, very few  cavalry and infantry were able ,to  take part in the ceremonies. Several of our officers who had been  made pri��oneis were among the  onlookers."  MINING STOCKS  BOUGHT AND SOLD  Referendum Treasury Stock  Kxchcquer, 1000  JSig Horn. 5000  I'covin, .WOO SIX)  -lJu-hel'ou .1000   WANTRD  ftantbler-CanbOo and Giant  KV>r --.ale���'i-room house, Hume addition, 88f>0.  H-room houso, cheap; teims easy; ciot.e in.  CALL ON  H. A. Prosser  BROKER, WARD STREET  rF_zz___zz-z_zxzx_xx_____z_x_z__zx----i~__x_x-_z_-_zx  J JUST   ARRIVED  A Car Load of  Allen's Apple CMer*  THORPE & CO.  Con trading Painters," Decorators; Paperhangers.  Full line of wall paper,'mouldings, etc,   Kalso-  mining and Tinting.   Strictly flrst-clasa work.  Estimates furnished.      ������'' '������ >'  Residence Mill Streot,   IkTW r QAM    K   P  Opposite School House- lMJli��OU��, D. X>.  W. Starmer Srnith & Go.  PAPER HANGER, GLAZIER,  PAINTER, ETC.,  CHIMNEY SWEEPING  Office Ward Street    -    Opposite Opera House  Fruit and Ornamental Trees  Rhododendrons, Kosos, Fancy Evergreens  Magnolas, Bulbs, no w crop tested seeds, tor spring  planting. Largest and most compicto stock in  Western Canada. Call and make your selections  or send for catalogue. Address at'the nursery  grouuds'and greenhouse.  "   M. J. HENEY. ,  SOOfi Westminster Eoad. Vancouver. B. C ,  St JOSEPH'S SCHOOL  -NELSON. B.C.  A boarding and day school conducted T>y the  Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace. It is situated afc  the corner of Mill and Josephine streets in one of  the best residential portions of Nelson, and is  easily accessible from all parts of the city.  The course of study includes the fundamental  and higher branches of thorough English education: Business course���bookkeeping, stenography and typewriting. Science course���music;  vocal and instrumental, drawing, etc. Plain art  and needlework, etc.  For terms and particulars apply to the Sister  Superior.  JVelson Saw &  Planing IVJills, Limited  Are prepared to furnish by rail, barge or teams  Dimension Lumber, Rough and Dressed]  Lumber, Local and Coast Ceiling, Local and  Coast Flooring, Double Dressed Coast Cedar,  Rustic, Shiplap, Stepping, Door Jambs, Pine  arid Cedar Casings, KTindbw Stites, furnec?  Work, Band-sawing, Brackets, Newel Postsi  Turned Veranda Posts, Store Fronts, Doors J  Windows and Glass.  Get prices before purchasing elsewhere  Office Corner Ifall a^d Front Streets  Factory Hall Street Crossing G, P. R. Track)  Mills Hall Street Wharf  ���������!���   ������iwipMgr-iin     _. i      il     i ir     ��� i        n"     H      I,  f   P. Burns & Co.  Head Office at  'NELSON, B. C.  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers in Meatsl  DR.  Okkicb  ALEX FORIN  :  Houston- IJr.onr.  KD^ ASHCROFT  BLACKSMITHING  AND EXPERT  HORSESHOEING  Wagon repairing promptly attended to by a  ilrntrclnss wheelwright.  Special attention given to all Mnds of repairing and oustom worfe from outside points.  Shop:  Hall St., between Baker and Vernon  ETp7w^]Te^d^R  NOTARY PUBLIC  Office with C. XV. West & Co., corner Hall and  Baker Htroets.  City oflico of tha Nelson Soda water Factory,  Nelson  lee Company  WIIOUSSALE AND RETAIL DKAl.EBS IK  Markets at   Nelson,  Kossland,   Trail,  Kaalo, Ymirs  Sandon,  Silverton, Ne*l  Denver, Revelstoke, Ferguson, Grand Forks, Greenwood* Cascade City, Mid f  - wajy and "Vancouver." ��� j  Mail Orders Promptly Forwardecj  West Kootenay Butcher Co.  ALL KINDS OF  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALffi AND RETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  Baker Street, Nelson ^   &   TRAVES,   fflanag  OEDEKS BY JWAIL RECKIVB! CARKFUfc AND PROMPT ATTENTION.  00  nay steal Laundry  I  PKOl'RIETORS  That Eegina. Fair.  Time brings its revenge. The  day was when the Alberta Tribune  was the only paper in the territories that dare criticise Charles  Herbert Mackintosh. Some remained silent; others denounced  the Tribune for its crime of lese  majeste. The Tribune was content  to wait for a  justification  of its  Gl]arles  ; arid  General kgmk  AND TRANSFER  liaggajjeancl express moved to any part of the  city.   Special attention given to henvy teaming.  Office corner Victorn and Ward .streets. Tele-  jihonolSJi W. A. OOST15LLO. Alanajjei.  A.~jR. BARROWr^IXcrK  PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  ���    Coin��r VixsfeWfte and Kootwnajr Streets.  P. O. Be % 668. TELEPHONE! NO. 93  General apron ts for Mirror Lake Ico Company.  Ieo delivered in" any part of the city. Office at  Grand Central Hotel, "Vernon and Ward streets  Phono US.   P. O. box IK).  ~        riAKiD~NOTICE. '_  Notice is hereby given, that after one month I  will make application to iho Chief Commissioner  of Lands ana Works to pui chase one hundred  and sixty acres of land in the District of Wesfc  Kootenay, in the Province of British Columbia,  situated on the wesfc side of Kootenay lake, on  Boulder creek, about two miles sous h of Balfour;  Commencing at Initial Post marked "John Burk,  N: E. Cornor," thenco west sixty-four chains,  thenco south twenty-flvo chains, thence east  sixty-four chains, thenco north twenty-flve chains  to the Initial Post.  JOHN BURK.  Dated at Nelson this 7th day of April. 1900.  NOTICE   TO   CONTRACTOKS.  Soiled tenders will be reccii ed until 13 o'clock  noon Monday, Juno 11th next, by the undersigned for the erection of a three story brick  block for Kiikpatrick & Wilson and A. II. Clo-  ments. A deposit in the form of u marked  cheque payable to tho order of the owners for the  sum of 5 per cent of the amount of tender must  accompany each tender to insure consideration,  othftrwiae it will not be entertained. i  Tho lowest or any tender not necessarily ac- !  (icpted. KWAHT & CARRIE, Architects,     j  Rooms 7 and 8 Aberdeen Block. i  Having Purchased  The only steam laundry Jn Nelson employing union labor  GREAT REDUCTION-  Hard Coal  Anthracite  TBLEPHONK  33  DELIVERED  $6.15  0.  Arthur Gee  -  MERCHANT  TAILOR  Removed to Baker Strwt, opposite the Queen's  Of Fred J. Squire, merchant]  tailor, Nelson, I intend tc  continue the business so as  to keep the patronage of all  Mr, Squire's old patrons and  g-et 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.  FKKD J. SQUIRE, Manager.  �� the. aiMBUNEn kelson b. c:��� Thursday- ��� jtjne r;. 1900  BANK OF MONTREAL  CAPITAL, all paid up..$12,000,000  REST     7,000,000  Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal ...President  Hon. George A. Drummond Vice-President  K. S. Clouston General Managor  NKLSON BRANCH  Cornor Baker and Kootenay Streets.  THE BANK OF  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  NELSON  Imperial Bank of Canada  HEAD   OFFICE. TORONTO.  Branches in London (England) New York,  Chicago, and all tho principal oitiosin Canada.  lluy and sell Sterling Exchaiigo and Cable  Transfers.  Grant Commercial and Travelers' Credits,  available in any part of tho world.  Drafts Issued, Collodions Made, Eto.  Flags and Ensigns.  National ilags first appeared in  Europe witli the Crusadrrs. Richard I., Camr de Lion, ou liis way to  the Holy Land in HiJO, stopped at  I lenoa, took a fancy to the Hag of  thut republic, aud adopted it as the  national flag of England. The  (icuoese flag was the cross of Sfc.  George, the patron of Genoa, a red  truss on a white iield. When it  became tho flag of England, St.  (ieorge became the patron of  Kngland. At some period the  blue flag wifch the white saltier, or X  cross, became the flag of Scotland,  and Sfc. Andrew, who is said to have  .suffered inartrydom on a cross  of that shape, being the patron of  Scotland, this cross was called the  Hfc. Andrew's Cross. In or about  the year 1603, James VI. of Scotland, having inherited the realm of  England, adopted a composite flag  for his newly United Kingdom of  Great Britain and Ireland. The  composite flag consisted of the Sfc.  George's cross, wifch a narrow white  border, added to the blue flag of  Scotland wifch its white Sb. Andrew's cross. The I^rench sailors,  when   this new   British   flag   ap-  Savings Bank Branch  CUltUK.VT KATK OK INTEREST PAID.  PEACE  CRUSADE FAILS.  '���It is quite true that my paper,  "War Against War in South Africa.'  is to cease to exist as a Aveekly,"  paid W. T. Stead to a London Daily  Mail representative. "I have just  seen the last weekly number to  press, and henceforth it will only  appear once a mouth. The war in  i; South Africa has ceased to greatly  _.'_{.��� interest me, for nothing we can now  do in England will materially.affect  the'.result. The tangle will unravel  itself.  'So long as there wa.s a hope of  agitation accomplishing anything I  m:is willing to devote myself to agitation. AVhen our troops wero on  the way to the front, when the  English garrisons were surrounded,  there was hope of our government  consenting to some arrangements  for peace. That hope was finally  crushed by Lord Salisbury's reply  ���'. Io the Boer president's peace offer.  No speechmaking, no writing, no  attempts to hold meetings or to influence public opinion here can now  .���liter the South African situation.  It must be left to itself. I believe  that England is only at the beginning of its trouble there, but I have  tlo.io my. best in the matter and  must leave it.  "I   take   nmch   less. interest   in  South Africa because I  see  a  far  ll more  serious   matter before   Eng  land.    Our   great 'problem of the  ll i.ear future is nofc our quarrel with  the Boers, bufc our relations with  Fiance. The man in the street  laughs when you tell him of possible danger to our very national  life. Yet, though, I am an advocate of peace, t see the immediate  ?��� necessity of urging ou this country  i creased militaiy preparations to  avoid .threatening disaster.  "I iove England more than I love  South Africa, and my immediate  v. ork is to do all I can to help to  evade or to prepare to meet the  menace to our-country. 1 never  1 had any illusion about the fact that  the vast majority of' the people of  England are opposed fco the line J  F have taken on the South African  question. We have found ifc impossible to hire halls for our sfcop-the-  war meetings, and our gatherings  have repeatedly been broken up by  force. . '   *  ��� 3lr. Rhodes came fco see mo during his visit to London' this month,  nnd was never more cordial, confidential, or sympathetic before. He  t f course regretted the line I have  taken up on the Boer war, but he  recognized that I honestly differ  from him, aud must be allowed the  l ighfc of iny own opinions. In fight-  iug   public   issues   I   have   never   allowed-differeuees-of���opinion  to  affect my personal friendships."  "Your lStop-the-War' associates  will hardly appreciate your friendship for Mr. Rhodes?"  "They think it terrible. They  iook ou*Mr. Rhodes in as bad a light;  as some of the jingoes regard me.  The 'Stop-tho-War' committee will  Mill continue. Ifc will maintain its  protest against the war. Bufc the  time for active agitation has  passed."    Is now prepared to issue Drafts and  Letters of Credit on Skaguay, U. S.,  Atlin, B. C, and Dawson City, N. W. T.  peared in the channel, named or  nicknamed it the Union Jacques,  which means James'Union. This flag  continued to be the flag of Great  Britain aud Ireland until soon after  the year 1801, when it was urged,  on behalf of Ireland, that she should  be represented in the, composition  of the national flag. Accordingly,  the red saltier of Ireland, commonly  called the Cross of Sfc. Patrick, was  laid upon the Sfc. Andrew's Cross,  leaving nothing of the latter visible  but a narrow white margin.  Now as to ensigns:   In former  days the fleets of the British navy  were  usually divided for tactical  purposes into three squadrons, the  red squadron, the white squadron  and the blue squadron.   This old  arrangement of  the three  squadrons is commemorated in the song,  Britannia, the Pride of the Ocean,  with its refrain, Three' Cheers for  the Red, White and.Blue.     The  ships of the white squadron were  distinguished by the white ensign,  which    is    the    original    English  or Genoese   flag, with   the   Union  Jack in the upper quarter next to  the halyard.    The red and the blue  squadrons  were   distinguished  by  red and blue flags respectively, each  with- the Uniou Jack occupying the  upper halyard quarter.    When the  tactical need of   three   squadrons  ceased all the ships of the royal  navy flew-the white ensign:   The  privilege of the white ensign was  also accorded to the Royal Yacht  Squadron, yachts not belonging to  the It. Y. S., and coastguard ships  fly the blue ensign.     The red ensign is the ensign of the British  mercantile marine.  Capital Authorized  Capital Paid up  Rest  , R. Wilkie, General Manager.  E. Hay, Inspecter.  NeUon Branch���Burns Block, 221- Baker Streot  J. M. LAY, Manager.  dian   Artillery, the   battery   that  took part in   the march to   and relief of   Mafeking.   The letter   was  written as the battery was about  to sail for Beira:   Dear Brothers.���  We are on   the   ocean once   more.  Leffc the camp at 5 a. m., arrived in  Cape Town at 8:30, loaded our guns,  ammunition, etc., and were ready  by noon for our second sea voyage.  We did not leave the quay till 5 p.m.  They tried   to get the mail that  was at Stellinbosch, but not having  time to sort it had to leave without  it.   They say  we are to�� land in  Portuguese territory, that is all we  know.    You folks in Canada know  What has happened at the front a  week or so before we do.   We have  lots of room in this boat, although  smaller than the Milwaukee, and  she is fitted up to date.    There are  100 coolies and   Kaffirs, about 50  special     service    men   and    ourselves.     The   coolies   and   Kaffirs  will drive the forage   and   water  wagons.      They   are   a noisy   lot  and. fight and bite like cannibals.  Most of them do not know where  they are going.   I was part way up  Table. Mountain and picked some  silver leaves.;  They glitter in the  sun and look very: pretty.   I am  enclosing some for each of the family;.    I had a letter from a chum  by name Traviss; a hatmaker  by  trade.    He intends to start in business here if he comes; out alive.   I  will write again when  we   land.  ���Globe.  WAR  PARAGRAPHS.  The Admiralty has been offered a  new submarine torpedo boat, the  invention of James Ellis Howard, a  llobart shipwright and nautical engineer. Its claim to be superior to  other inventions of the kind is  based on the fact that when the  torpedo is discharged it fastens itself by means of a suction4 arrangement againsfc a slap's bottom, and  has a time fuse, thus, giving the  submarine boat au opportunity to  get away. The boat itself is available in ail weathers,' can travel forward or backward without turning,  aud does nut havo to plunge when  siuking below the surface. Mr.  Howard is now in London, prepared  to put liis invention to the test, if  so desired, by fche admiralty.  A dance given by officers a night  or two ago was interrupted for  some time owing to the vagaries of  a wandoring horse, which entered  the ball-room and there expired in  the midst of fche guests. ���Friend,  Bloemfontein.  A private of the Royal Sussex  regiment, writing from Bloemfontein, says: '"Lord Roberts cjune up  here to inspect the fort; we are  making, and he said: 'Well, Sussex, which do you like best, this or  Brighton? aud went off laughing."  The method employed by the  -Boers-in wrecking the-railway tunnel at Laing's Nek is said to have  been novel. They started engines,  loaded with dynamite, into the  tunnel from each end. The locomotives came together with a terrific crash, the shock exploding the  dynamite, which completely wrecked the tunnel.  The following good story is told  by M. A. 1'. concerning colonel  Legge, the raiser and commander  of Kitchener's Horse: "When stationed in Ireland some years ago,  captain Legge (as he then was) was  ono day accosted by a beggar to  whom he gave the eleemosynary  sixpence. 'May the Lord preserve  your eyesight!' said the beggar-  maid. On being asked the reason  of this pious wibh she replied, 'For  the divvle a nobe have ye to hang a  pair of specs on!' Colonel  Legge is very short sighted  and ifc is related thafc on entering  the room afc Windsor in whicli the  queen was seated, when he went  down to receive his D. S. O., he  dropped his eyeglass. He dared  nofc stop to replace ifc in his eye, yet  without it he could not judge his  distance from her majesty. Taking, as it were, the bit between his  teeth, he knelt, extended his bent  arm, in the orthodox fashion, as a  rest for the queen's hand, wliich it  was his' duty to kiss���and found  himself two paces short! These he  had to cover by pushing himself  along the ground on one knee, to  the amusement of the queen."  0a the Way to Beira.  The following letter has been received by relatives of gunner McGregor of C Battery, Royal   Cana-  ;:'; iThe Hall.Mines.  B.C. Mining Record.  Elsewhere,   our   London  correspondent refers to; the reconstruction of the Hall   Mines, Limited,  and in this connection we haA-e received an  interesting letter from  one of the leading mining engineers  in  Canada in which he says:    "I  would   like to assure   you of my  high personal opinion of that mine,  ancl my belief that capable, economical management can make at-a  very remunerative property.   The  weak point.of the property has always been the  'administration of  the mine ; for this  the  responsibility is about   equally divided between   the    London    board    and  the   former    miue     management.  Last    November    a     new    mine  superintendent,    captain     J.    R.  Gifford, wak appointed-and who, in  the "short time he had control, satisfied himself of the ultimate value  of the property and the necessity  for vigorous exploitation.   This ex-,  ploitation discovered in the south  vein of the seventh level large bodies of valuable ore; in one place five  feet of ore gave 64 ozs. of silver and  2.0 per cent of copper.   These discoveries were made 200 feet below  the level of former stopes running  above No. 5 adit, and, to my mind,  are of the highest significance as indicating a future for the property."  It is a matter   of  congratulation,  meanwhile, that the Hall Miue& is to  have another chance, and we trust,  under better auspices.  expenditure  in^British Columbia,  includes the engineering and local  administration expeuse in connection with the Ymir, Enterprise, and  $2,500,000   other   companies,   for  which   the  $2,391,863   amount of ��1008 has been received.  $1,554,710.  The ��2040 for consulting engineers'  fees represents principally the balance paid to Messrs. Berwick, More-,  ing & Co. in accordance with their  agreement whicli has now terminated.    LARDEAU   MINING  NOTES.  The work of driving the 100-foot  tunnel on the Monitor and Mogul is  beiug prosecuted with vigor.  J. W. Westfall has received word  to double the working forces on all  the properties of whicli "he is superintendent. This means employment for a large number of men.  J. T. Lauthers has completed his  contract; on the E. G. About 80  feet of tunnel has been driven but  with no result up to the present for  the reason that a fault occurs right  at the poiut where the tunnel intersects the Vein. - Drifts will be driven  through this fault and the vein  caught up at another point. It is  expected that a good chute of ore  will bo exposed, as the surface  showing is a splendid one.  Baseball Pitchers.  There are many things in baseball which cannot be explained.    It  has never been definitely accounted  for   why   it is   that  the   pitcher  should have speed, curves and   everything else one day, and he may  be in fine   trim   and   his arm   feel  strong; the next be a failure.    Sam  Leever was discussing this peculiarity.   He said:   ''There are a ; great  many things whicli may cause this.  The difference in the balls surely,  cuts a figure. ��The.seam on one side  may protrude more,than it does on  others.    This would help a pitcher  who curves the ball a great deal.  Then,  again,   the    weather    may  have an effec^; on the ball.   For instance,   heat  will  expand it.     Ifc  may only be slight, but it'would'  have an effect on the pitcher beyond any doubt.   It might be help  to one and detriment to another,  that all depending on his style of  pitching.    I know that I have experienced this peculiarity.     Some  days when I pitch 1 am fast, have  a good curve and cannot be hit.  Two or three days later I may feel  just as good, and my arm be; just  as strong, but I do nob havo the  speed nor thecurve, aud  I am hit  hard.   I have always believed that  ifc is fche difference in the balls that  causes this."  A FULL LINE OF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  local and coast.  Flooring  local and coast.  Newel Posts  Stair Rail  Mouldings  Shingles  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  Of all kinds.  IK WHAT VOU WANT 18 NOT IN STOCK  WK WIIX MAKE IT KOK VOU  CALL AND GflT PRICES.  AMERICAN  AND  EUROPEAN  !PLANS  Wholesale  Houses  NELSON!  B. C.  MEALS  25  CENTS  J. A. Say ward  HALL AND LAKE STREETS, NKLSON  ROOMS LIGHTED BY ELECTRICITY  AND HEATED BY STEAM  25 CENTS TO |1  Porto Rico Lumber Co.  (LIMITED)  J.  " Successors to  A. DEWAR & CO.  Rough and  Dressed  Lumber  Shingles  Mouldings  A-1 White Pine 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.  321 to 331 Baker Street, Nelson.  QUEEN'S HOTEL  BAKER STREETS NELSON.  Lighted by Electricity and Heated with Hot Air.  CRATED AND MINERAL WATERS.  rjlHORPE & CO., LIMITED.-Corner Vernon j  ���*��� and Cedar streets, Nelson, manufacturers  of and wholesale dealers in aerated waters and  fruit syrups. Sole agents for Halcyon Springs  mineral water.   Telephone GO. ������'������������.  ASSAYERS'   SUPPLIES.  WF. TEETZEL & CO.-Corner Baker and  ��� Josephine streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers in assayers supplies. Amenta for Dearer  Fire Clay Co. of Denver, Colorado.  CIGARS.  KOOTENAY   CIGAR   MANUFACTURING  CO.-Corner Baker and Hall streets. Nel  son, manufacturers of "Royal Seal" and "Koote'  nay Bello" brands of cigars.  COMMISSION MERCHANTS.  ��� -.  HJ. EVANS & CO.-Baker street,  ���   wholesalo    dealers   In   liquors,  Large comfortable bedrooms and  first-class  dining-room. Sample rooms for commercial men.  RATES $2 PER DAY  As Others See It.  Vancouver World.  , The Nelson Miner devotes most of  its space to abusing one of the  opposition candidates, mayor Houston. The Miner resorts to a very-  unusual course in journalism, that  of offering to wager a certain sum  that Mr. Houston will not get a certain number of votes. The Miner,  which at one time was almost a  respectable journal, appears to  have descended fco a very low level  when it has to resort to betting,  ahvays a fool's argument, to sul>  stantiate its assertions.  Cabinet Crisis in Japan.  London, .Tune G.���Ad vices received from Japan -say that the  cabinet presided over by marquis  Yamagata has Resigned,1 and that  the emperor invited the minister of  finance to form a cabinet, but he  declined and marquis Ito is now  trying to form a coalition ministry.  Fisiiing Season of 19.00  We are selling the fishing tackle which entices  the fish. We have the  most complete line of flies  and trolling oaits.  See our fishing rod complete ~with' line, 'leader,  reel, and flies for $5.  asada Drug &. Book Go.  NELSON  Dividend Paid in Stock,  J). C. Mining Record.  The London & British Columbia  Goldfields report naturally attracted a good deal of attention  and it is satisfactory to find that  this company has done fairly well  during, the past year, although  some disappointment was expressed  when it wa? found that the dividend of 15 per cent recommended  by the directors was to bo distributed in the form of fully paid-up  shares in the Enterprise company.  So far as the price of the shares is  concerned the report has had little  or no effect, indeed, the tendency  has been rather in the downward  direction and the shares, which at  one time were up Lo nearly ��2  are now no better than 15s. (id.  In the report it states that the  profit made during the period dealt  with amounts to ��27,250, after  writing off all expenditure in connection with options which have  been abandoned. The amount of  ��4183 under the heading of general  Alex Stewart  Room 3, Turner & Boech Block.  '     NELSON.  Mines  '    Real Estate  Insurance  Loans  Notary Public and Conveyancer.  Rents Collected on Commission.  8200 cnf.li for lot on C'arbonalc street.  $IOOtJ<easy tcrnii) will buy fihe corner on Baker  street, good hotel wtc.  $JU00 will buy lino corner on Vornon s(ic��t, good  hotel site.  31200 will buy lot on Baker street nearbherbrook  house.  &in0 (half CJiflh) will buy 3 lots in Qogustown.  $250to$J75 apiece for choice lota on t'liibonalc  street.  920 per month will rent 8-roomcd houso, immediate possession  $850, pari etthh, will buj house anil lot on Robson  street near Stanley street.  Cottage and nice lot with fruit trees "> niiic point  Ranch al Pilot Bar, M) neioo under cultivation.)  $1150 w ill buy cott.ige and lot on .Stanley si reel.  REAL ESTATE AND  iNSURANCE AGENTS  Agents for J. & J. TAYLOR SAFES  Bogustown)  Fairview  Addition.  Porto Rico LumberOo. Ltd,  Contractors and Builders  WILL DO WELL TO  Buy Their Lumber  AT  0. 0. Buchanan's  W|rs. E. C. Clarke, Prop.  LATE OF THE BOTA1 HOTEL, CALGARY  ~ NOTICE  Nelson.   _���.._    _.__^._._   ...   ..___._,   cigars,  cement. Are brick and Arc clay, water pipe, and'  stool rails, and general commission merchants.  ~       ELECTRICAL   SUPPLIES.  KOOTENAY ELECTRIC SUPPLY & CONSTRUCTION COMPANY���Wholcfaledeal-'  crs in telephones, annuncintors. bells, batteries,  fixtures, etc., Houston block. Nelson.  FLOUR AND FEED.  BRACKMAN - KER  MILLING   COMPANY,  ���Cereals, Flour,  Grain, Hay.   Straight or  mixed cars shipped to all   Kootenay Points.  Grain elevators at all principal points on Calgary-  Edmonton U. R.- Mills at Victoria, New West-'  minster, and Edmonton. Alberta. ,    -  FElto & PRODUCE CO.���Baker"  Nelson (George V. Motion's old.  stand), Flour, Feed, Grain, Hay and Produce.'  Car lots a specialty. Correspondence solicited.  Phono 2t>.  TAYLOR  street.  During the heat of the Election,  if you want to  keep cool get a few of  CURRAN'S  BIG SCHOONERS  10 CENTS  The only good  Peer in Nelson  CLUB HOTEL  p.  A.  A large stock ot UrstHcI&ss dry material on  hand, also a /all line of sash, doors, mouldings,  turned work, eto.  Factory Work a Specialty  Yard i  Foot ol Hendryx street, Nelson  Telephone. 91    Jo\\jf\   RES,   AgCJlt  MOYIE    LOTS  FOR   SALE.      ���  Njadden House  Baker and Ward  Streets, Nelson  The only hotel In Nelson that has remained  under one management since 1890.  The bed-rooms are well furnished and lighted  by electricity.  The bar is always stocked by the best dom s-  tlo and Imported liquors and cigars.  THOMAS MADDEN. Proprietor.  B.. C. HOTEL   ebie/b. c.  Lot 9 Block  1  Lot 9 BlockS1  Lot 11 Block 6  Lot 7 Block 7  S Cash Offer  Fop  All Four*  ADDRESS  W, F. Teetzel, Nelson,  J. M.JJJDW1C  Manufacturer* of and  dealers in Harness, Pack  and St>5ck Saddle*. Apara  joes. Collar.-, Bridles and  Whips.  Kelson Harness Shop  Hall Streot, Nelson,  Notice of Application fop a  Certifl-   eate-of Improvements.-   J3ROKI .V HSM, MlNUKAr. Cl.At.M, SIIUV1I2I.V '1HK  AiXMS-oiwst JliMVi Divisiov ov Wr.ai  Kom i:\av Disikici", avu locAirw aiiol-i  i��o wmes soi;rn\w:sr ok- AiVbwoiuu, ad  .ioim.ng mi. A;<ivan<3\s. U.viu:�� an'u Union  MiM.it.vt Claim3.  Take not ice thai I. K. E. Young, (acting .is  agent for K, J. Jtobcils, fico minerm certificate  special No. (Ml, und Anna C. Bucklor, fice  ininar'Hcurilflrate No. K. II.IU71 lrcc iii!iieV'�� certificate No. tt. 13,1 I'i, intend, ii\tj days from thu  date hereof, lonpplj to Iho mining lecoider for  a ceiliflciuc of improvements for the pmpoboo  obtaining a crown Ktant of the iibovo claim.  And further (<ik.u notice that action, under set}  tion .'li. musl, be coiiiinoncLd befoie the Usttanco  uf fiiiihcfrtlfidiie of impiorcnic'iits.  ,   D.ilcd this L'ltti d,ir of Atirll, A. D . 11W0,  H. K. YOUNG, I'.US.  LAND  NOTICE.  Notice Is hoiohj given thai after one mouth I  will make application tothoChlof Commissioner  of LamH and Ww ks lo pmclnisr folly acres of  hind in Iho ilHiicL of We-fi Koulctlay in Iho  piovmrc of Ibitisti Columbia,, situ.itcd on tho  cast side of Kootenay lake, botvicen r.ockharl  nnd fjiftaiicc trorkh as follows- Commencing  nl a rost on (be bench m.u kwl "Initial Post. John  Lnidiuvv's A". W. Coi net." thence (southerly along  the lake 2() cluiim, tiiento easterly 20 clminn,  thence noithcrly 20 ch.uis. thenco westerly 20  chains to the place of bugniiiiii^.  JOH.V LAIDLAW.  Dated at Nelson, B. C, this _rd day of April,  1900.  First-class In every respect. Choioeefc wines,  liquors and cigars. Every comfort for transient  and resident guests,  HEADQUARTERS FOB UNION MEN.          JOSEPH CAMPBELL, Proprietor.  J~E. ilWAJBLE  GENERAL BROKER  FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  BURNS &   CO.���Baker  street.   Nelson,  wholesale dealers in fresh and cured meats.  Cold storage.  GROCERIES.    ��� "-'  MACDONALD & CO.-Corner Front and  Ball    streots,     wholesale   grocers   and'  jobbers in blankets, gloves, mitts, boots, rubbers,  mackinaws and miners'sundries.  OOTENAY SUPPLY   COMPANY,   LIMI-  TED���Vernon   street, Nelson,   wholesale'  grocers.-  TOHN CHOLDITCH & CO.-Front street, Nol-' _\  ��    son, wholesale grocers. -H  Tp 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, hams, lard and other products.  T Y. GRIFFIN & CO.���Front street. Nelson,  u ��� wholesale dealers in provisions, cured  meats, butter and eggs.  HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.  TT BYERS & CO.-Corner Baker and Josephine  J-L. streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers in hardware and mining supplies,  Powder Co.  Agents for Giant'  LAWKENCE  Bakor St.,  Three dwelling houses for sale on easy terms.  Ono lot  on  Stanley  street,  opposite Royal  hotel, for sale at a bargain.  One seven-roomed house and one thrco-room  house for ront.  See ANNABLE  Lethbridge Gait Goal  The host value for the money in the market  for all purposes.  terms cash     W. P. Tikbnkt, General Agent  Tflleohone 147.    OfHoo with C. D. 3. Christie.  HARDWARE    COMPANY���  ,  Nelson,  wholesalo   dealers in  hardwaro and mining supplies, and water and  plumbers' supplies.  ANCOUVER   HARDWARE" COMPANY  LIMITED���Baker street, Nelson, wholesale-  dealers in hardware and mining supplies, plumbers and, tinsmiths' supplies.   Agnnts Ontario  Works.  LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS. , '  TURNER, BEETON & CO.-Corncr Vernon  and "Josephine streets. Nelson, wholesale  dealers in liquors, cigars and dry goods. Agents  for Pabst Brewing Co. of Milwaukee and Calgary Browing Co. of Calgary. <���  " PAJNTST AND~6lLS;        7~  XTELSON HARDWARE COMPANY-Baker  ���" Street���Wholc=ale dealers in paints, oils,  and brashes of .all kinds. , Largest stock in  Kootenay. '  POWDER, CAPS AND FUSE.  HAMILTON  POWDER   COMPANY-Baker j  streot, Nelson, manufacturers of djjiamito, j  sporting, stumping and black blasting powderj,.  wholesalo dealers in caps and fube, and elecmu  blasting apparatus.  J   SASH AND DOORS!  NELSON  SAW   AND  PLANING   MILLS, j  LIMITED���Corner Front and HaU streets,  Nelson, manufacturers of and wholesale dealers I  In sash and doors; all kinds of factory work made {  to order. ^  TENTS   AND   AWNINGS.  NELSON TENT AND AWNING FACTORY- :  Baker street, Nelson.   Manufactmcrs of all j  kinds  of  P. O. Box  tenth,  6.  awnings,  Theo. Mddbon.  and   eanvaa  goods. |  proprietor.  SMOKE  ROYAL SEAL  AND  KOOTENAY BELLE  CIGARS  Kootenay Cigar Mfg. Go.  NKtSOK, BRITISH COLUMBIA  R. REISTERER & CO^  UnEWSRS AND BOTTMBS Of  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  Prompt and regular  delivery to tho trade  Brewery at Nelson  Kootenay   Coffee   Co.  NELSON, B. C,  Coffco roasters and dealers In Tea and Coffoo.  Offer fresh roasted coffeo of best quality as  follows:  Java and Arabian Macha, per pound......{I  I.  Java and Mocha Blond, 8 pounds ^  1 00  Flno Santos, i pounds .  i 00  Santos Blond, 6 pounds  1 00  Our Special Blend, tt pounds......  1 00  Our Rio Roast, 8 pounds........  1 00  A trial order solicited.   Salesroom 2 doors east  of Oddfellows block. West Baker street.  ONEYTO LOAN  AT 7 PER CENT  ON BUSINESS PROPERTY  Apply G. L. LENNOX. Solicitor, Nelson B. C  NOTICE" OF^MEETINGL  The Nelion plumbers, gas and htaun Utters'  union meets, every second and fourth Friday at  the Miners' Union lull at 8 p.m.  Ii. WEEKS, Secretary pro tern.  son   wine  Special attention given to family trado  Telephone 93  llaker street,  Nelson, B. C.  MANAGER  Portland, Oregon, Postoffice Sox 484  Holders of Hall Mines, Limited,  stock, either preferred or common,  will plettse communicate with me,  as T am instructed to buy up .same  in any quantities. Wire me at my  expense. O. 31. llosendale, P. O.  box 4(51, Portland, Oregon.  Flowers aqd  Piaqts  Palms Pix fool lilk'h. Hilt) roses, pot fprower in  2f) varieties. A choice collection of Iioum and  bedrfini? plants. Thousands to htilect from. Gut  tlowom and deoijtns. Inspection invited. The  Nolson Orccn Mouao, Front street, two blocks  cast ot wlurf. I). McCIlSATH.  Orders by tnait promptly filled.  WINES AND CIGARS.     ���  OALIFOHNIA.    WINE   COMPANY,   LIMITED���Corner Front and Hall streets; Nel- J  sou, wholesale dealers tn wines tease and bulk) j  and d��mfls|ln and imnorftwi ntgaro.   ________ .  CHARLES FAKKKR���Mining and milling on-  * ginecr.   Webt Baker street, Nelson.  rSASiRNAL societies]  SL NKLSON LODO Bt NO. 23,- ArF. & A. M. j  ~m_r Meets second Wednesday in each month, j  ^y^\. Sojourning brethren invited.  ���D-NIQBTS OF PYTHIAS- Nolson Lodge, (to, 1  ���Ja*   25, Knights of Pythias, meets in 1.0. O. i".  HaU, oorner Bakor and Kootonay streets, every 1  Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock._visiting Knbthta]  cordially Invited tn attend.  tc S.   Leonuid Scott.C. G__  L. O. L~ NoTlKB. rocote in L O.'O. F. |  Hall, cornor Baker and Kootonay streets, I  1st and 3rd Friday of each month. Visiting!  hrethern cordially Invited. R, Kobinson. XV. M.|  W. Cra-vvford, Recording-Secrutary.  R. G. Joy, K. of R.  -KTEL80N  ���V*    Hall, o  "KTKLSON MlilK, Number 22, Fraternal Order!  ���*���' of Kagles, moots evory Mjoond and fourth!  Wednesday Inoach month in KVatornlty HalLI  Visiting brethren welcome. W. Gowiell, Preel f  dont.   (Jharies Prosper, Sucrotary.  of!  a o'clock.   Visiting uietn-l  Mov.aU, Protldeiit. Janicsl  TRADES   UNIONS.  NEMOS MINKRS' UNION NO. 96, W.  M.���Moots in miner*!' union rooms, northeast corner Victoria and Kootonay titreet'*, every  Saturday CvcniiiK  bers welcome. M.  Wilkes. Secretary   TRADES AND LABOR COUNCIL.-Tho regu-i  l<ir meetings of tho Nelson Trades and Laborl  Council will be held in the miners' union hnll.I  corner of Victoria and Kootenay Mrccts, on Ihe!  first and third Thursday of each month, uti  7.30 p. m. G. J. Thorpo-, President. J. H.Matho-|  son. Secretary.   rpHE regular meetings of tbe Carpenters' Union!  A are held on WrancKlay evening of each!  week, at 7 o'clock, m the Minen>' Union hall cor-|  nar victoria and Kootenay (streets. R. Kobln-j  sou. President.   James Colling, Secretary.  ARBKRS" UNION.���Nelson Union, No. 19G, of I  tho International Journc} men Basher's Un-I  ion of America, meets every Iirst aiul third Mon-i  day of each month in Jliner'h Ui'lon Hall, coincrg  of Victoria .md Kooten.iy btrcetb, at 8,30 p.tn.r  bharp. Visiting bi others conluill) united toi  attend. J. H. AlftUicbon, President. W. S. Bel-f  ville, Soci etary.  BRICKLAYERS AND MAfeONS' oNION.  Tlio BricklajciN and Masons' Iiiternat.soiij.lE  Union No,-Hof Nelson n.cots second and fourths  Tuosdaj s in c.ich month at Miners' Union hall-G  J. W. Richer, nrcsidcnt; Jos-eph Clark, recoiduigg  and correspoii'iimj socretarj.     LABORERS' UNION���Nelson Ijiborere" Pro-I  tcclivc Union, No. 8121, A. V. of L., mefcts- ing  Minors' Union Hull, northeast corner of Victoria  and Kootenaj streets, ourj Monday o^emnii  at 8 p.m. sharp. Visiting members cf the Anieri-1  can Federation cordiallj in\5tcd toattend. John!  Mullen. President. Porcj Shackolton, SocrotaryJ  NKLSON PAINTERS' UNION-Tho  meeting of tho   Puiiiterh'  Union  reguhuj   ..      is hela  the first and third Kridajs in each month at Min-j  eiV Union hall at 7:30 sn.irp,  T. O. Skatbo, Prcbident.  Will J. Hatch, Secretary*  ��-��nrt����KWs��KtMe��B<��iSi��SB THE TRIBUTE: NELSON, B.C., THURSDAY JUNE 7 19jOO
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Rubber Gloves
The proper thing for spring house-
cleaning and gardening
Furniture Polish
To make your Furniture look as good
as new, try our
W. F. Teetzel & Co.
Victoria Block, Corner Baker and Josephine Streets
To Our Customers
Call and sea our up-to-date stock. Our stock
is now more complete than ever. Mp. Dover
is now in ihe east and we ape now peeieving
daily shipments of the latest up-to-date goods
manufactured. Oup watch repairing and jewelry manufacturing department has no equal
in British Columbia.   AH work guaranteed.
The Leading Jeweler   Baker Street, Nelson
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Oup Clearance Sale
of Dry Goods
is still on and will be continued until all is. sold. Linen for skirts
at 10, 15, and 20 cents per yard; White Dress Duck, regular 20c
goods, sale price ]2lc per yard; regular 26c goods, safe price 15c;
White Pique at 15, "20 and 25 cents. A large range of Underskirts from SI up. * All other dry goods sold at proportionate prices.
Tfje Western Mercantile Company, Limited.
Just Received. -.—
A large consignment of the latest
styles of hats, union and custom
made.    Clothing  for bargains  at
a   b
We have just received a fresh   consignment   of Christie's famous
Fancy Biscuits and Cream Sodas.
Also McCormick & Company's Jersey Cream Sodas.
P. 0. BOX 17(5.
Telephone 1M,
D. M. Kerry & Company's Seeds.
Fresh K(?«» Received Daily
John i\. Irvitjg & Co
Liots of them In the city w_%tep.  Get one of our filters
on trial.   FWees 40 cants, $1.25 and $1.75.
i doois west ot Dominion Express ofllce.
P. O. Box 523.  Phonos; Ofllce 1*7, House 152
Three mx room houues foi rent
Uo«l estate in aM parts of the eity for wale
First door west
i AAue   I ot Back Ot British
LOANS. « Columbia building.
Baker Street I
Master Wilruot Steed took the
highest standing anions llio scholars in I he senior
tfi'iidus ut, the Cuntnil school during Jluy, and lias
tho distinction of hoing head boy for this inonth.
At  the semi-anm.al  meeting  of
tho Nelson Tailors' Union No. 2!).') oflicers wero
dented as follows: J. C. Dillon, presided I; .). A.
McPherson, vice-president: W. 11. I'ollnrd, secretary: W. O. Jiuiud, treasurer: Vi-ei tfpollbrd,
sci'RennL-nUiriiiM. Two iniliations wore made
during the ovoning. The union is in ii flourishing condition, and commences the year undor
bright auspices.
President   Fysh  of   the   Illinois
Central railroad nnd party did not visit Nelson,
as was anticipated. The American railroad
magnates tiro making a trip through to the (Joust
as the guests of tlio U. P. It., nnd took a run down
tho Arrow lakes to Itobson, from where it was
tli ought they would come to Nelson for a few
hours. The party went back to the main lino on
the steamer Itossland yc-teidaj-, however, without coming in this direction.
The seiiior lacrosse team lias secured a game at last. A communication was received yesterday from the management of the
Greenwood team requesting Nelson to visit there
on the ,'iOth, when Greenwood celebrates Dominion Day. Thoy promise in return to give Nelson
a home game. The club meets tonight atthe
Arc hnll to discuss the matter, and the invitation
will probably bo accepted,'While Greenwood will
be brought, bore on Dominion Day if the necessary funds can be secured.
A quantity of switch material for
the tratnwnViCompany is now on the way here
from tho manufacturers in Montreal. The
switch will bo located on Front street, near the
Nelson laundry's promises. When it is completed two cars will be run constantly, giving a
fifteen minute service.
The steamer Nelson is now making regular trips to Kootenay Landing, and the
Moyie goes on tho same run when she comes out
of the sliioyard. CM. Urewster has been promoted from the post of freight clerk on tho Rossland to that of purser on the Nelson, and ■ has
assumed his new duties, Frank D. Moore, purser
of the Moyie, is taking a vacation while the
steamer is undergoing repairs.
Captain   and   Mrs.  Duncan   are
now at San Diego. California, where they are enjoying tlieir vacation immensely. William Duncan has arrived at C.ina, Panama, where lie has
entered i ho employ of tho Darien Gold Mining
Another letter has been received
by the scho!nrs of the Central school from the
pupils of the Coopers Iiihtituto at Kgham,
Staines, ne,ir London. England. 'J he Knifhsh
lads evince a lively inteict in the fchoolboy life
of Hiltjbh Columbia. Thej wnte a. pleasant,
chattj lettci, which will be duly answeiertbj
the Nelson bojs.
Edward Russell, Latimer street,
K critif ally ill at the Crickmay hospital Ho underwent an operation foi lupture of the appendix jcstcidciy, and is somewhat bettpr. though
his condition is causing his, fuends gra\e
anxietj.   Dr. LaCiu is in attendance,
At 0:10 o'clock last night the fire,
department was cillcd out lo extinguish a bla/c
in J. y. Oiiflln & Comoanj \ old smokehouse behind the Macdonald block, corner of Vernon and
Josephino sticetb. The tlamcs weie extinguished
attci a few minutei' work, nnd little damage
was done to the me.it in pieces., of < urine?.« The
building wot, being uw»d tor the lost time, a1, the
compunj 's buck Muokcliouso behind their new
warehouse on X<ront stieet is lead} toi use, and
tbe old building would have been torn down
wJieii ltspretent contents weiecuied.
A. B. Buekworth, J. V., of Ymir,
returning officer for this liding, was in NcJson
yesterday. He went up the lake jcMeiciri) evening to tiistiibute ballot boxes among the polling
places on ilje gasfci i) po; tion of the riding.
Golonel P. D.  Huestirr of  Pprt
Towjisend, Cinttrt States collector of customs
for the state of Washington, was in the city
Andrew Christophers, the miner
who was innncd at the Gianite mine last week.
MKCumbed to his, m nines at (he genei.il hospital
on Tuesday night. Deceased was 4t ye.usol age
and enmc to Hntish Columbia bivei.il yeaisago
from Ins native iplace, St. .Just, Cornwall, Kng-
Und, wheie lie ie.ues a wife and fannh. He
w.ik a member of llie muici?' union, and the
niQin])k"r>> of the organization will attend in a
body at thp funeral Cms aftei noon at 2j;jo o'clock
from tho undei taking parlors, oj) Vernon fjtict't.
The union mect.s at Union HaU an hour befoie
the tunc of the f unoi al.
The baseball  games ia Spokane
on the ltfth and 17th instants .uo ofl". tho Spokane
management having telegraphed manager
Watoiman of tho Nelson club jesfeulav after
noon that they could not give him the date1 in
question. An ctlort may be made to secure a
I'ouplo of game ■. on tlie2.!id and 2iUi mhtahts.
A groat pianie of ball i,s on the
cfirdhfoi Siipdiivnfteriiopn. Yes(oi>,j)j niftmigret
Waterman ot the citj teamjmu a_hltlu .ugn<
-ment wilh James JWoPheeicIativo to the nients
of the city nine, and tho icsult was a challenge
fi om Jim McPhee to pick a team whicli could
trim the Nelson club for ?.V) n hide. Waterman
immediately took up tho bet mid §100 was do
posited in i lie hands of George Tackaburv, agent
Hpokann Kbits & No> (hoi n Kvutu.i). The game
Hijlbo p).ijc)l at B;.J0 o\}4-\. fjtipday, ,viifi Mc-
Pheppimiusps |o piapp (in Hfrgi ejfaljoj) on the
diaijionu which wil) suipiisp \i_ pppononti* and
tho ifpoctatoih gcjiowll},
A number oi' the claims for dam-
agen against the fliitne Addition Townsite Coin-
p,iny, misingout of the icfcuivoy of the town-
site weiehcaid before Ihc icgMrdr of the su-
YMfJi, D. C„ May 2i|th, Itro.
Ju nuiHii.ince with section 13') .tnd lit), chapter
.". of ll>e Kltiulion Act, I heicby unUfv that tho
follow itigngontslmui boon njipointwl l»j there-
specinccandidate!., wtm were iioiuinatcd on tlio
2(ith <ln> of Jluv. UXXI: Wiltuuii \Va|d;e, iigoul
for Divti. A. it. Hull, whoso amlies* is .Vcilson.
li. (*.; S. M. ihjttgoH, agent foi Kronk li'lotohor,
whose address is Nelson, II. V,t Aleviinder JIo-
Don.iId, agent foi John Ifonstnii, whoso uddiess
is NuNon, I!. C.
A.  BKIlNAim  JJUCK^OltTtl
Itetlirntng Oilioor.
Election Day   Dinner
Saturday Evening, June 9th.
O.Mail.uid Conser\jiine.
i i-,ir.
Small Ducd Ilciungs, KlclLhei Stjlo
noi) i.i).
Mutton, >o Sauce.
]?pcf Joint1!, Mmo Worktis' Siuicc,
Roast I{uef, libuston Sauoo.
Poik, Provincial fatj le. Lamb, lJaitj feinica.
1 Mfil'l'.s.
Irish Stow, KootenaySlyle,
Scotch Haggis', Nelson Slilo.
K'iliters, JtntishSt.vle
Maslicd nnd Pl.un Fototoes,      String Heuns,
Knglibh Plum Pudding, John Bull Sattce,
Piowncml 1'a.rty Pudding, 4h'JSauce.
JJ»i led Apple Pio, J^ibcraJ,
Club Hotel, comer Stanley anil .SiJica Streets,
prcmo court yesterday, S. S. Taylor, Q. C . appearing for some of the owners and W. A. Macdonald for the company. In several of the cases
the assessment of the damages was left to the
registrar without evidenca being transmitted,
while others were adjourned. The award will
be made shortly.
Plans   are    being   prepared   by
Kwa rt & Carrie for the building which * he Tramway Company is erecting at Lakeside Park. The
building will cost about §1000 complete with refreshment stand, and tenders will be called- for ■
today. The pavilion will bd in shape to uso by
the Kith, nnd will bo wholly completed a few
days later.
The new C. P. It. oflicos in the
building recently vacated by the Bank of Montreal arc about complete and will be ready for
occupancy on Saturday.
Shackleton & Laidlaw expect to
place their masons at work today on tho foundations for the Kirkpatrick-Wilson-Clcments
block. The foundations will rest on a substantial bed of hard clay. The work is to be completed in 30 days.
Rev. J. AVhite, the new pastor of
the Methodist church, arrives in the city from
Philadelphia this aftornoon. A reception will
be tendered Mr. and Mrs. White by the ladies'
aid society of the church.
The annual meeting of the ladies'
aid of the Mothodist Church was hold yesterday
afternoon in the parlors at tho parsonage. Tho
following ollicers were elected for tho ensuing
year: Honorary president, Mrs. J. White; president. Mw. W. W. Beer; vice-president, Mrs.
A. I). Kmory: secretary. Mrs.-It. A. Laird ; assistant-secretary. Mrs. H. B. Mclntyre; treasurer, Mrs. J. A. Turner.
The   fire    department's     racing,
team had a first-class practico on Paker streef
last night. Tho team got away handily from the
scratch and mado splendid time to the hydrant.
From there to tho finish the going was heavy,
but the team covered the giound in good style.
Andrew Higgins appeared before
magistrate Crease yesterday afternoon charged
with assault by J. Nelson, The evidence submitted did not support the allegation and the
case was dismissed.
At the Pii.uk.— Mrs. J.C. Kvkert Jr.,Rykort;
Mrs. C. K. Cromloy, Niagara Falls, N. Y.: It. J.
Marcantelli. Winnipeg; J. lt. Robertson, Granite; V. D. Hucstes. Port Townseud; Mrs. Ruth
Hucsts, Chicago; .TamesJMcBean, Vancouver; A.
G. Atherton, Victoria: C. A. Habbott, New
York City:
At the Hu.me.-D. P. Mitchell, Sandon; "VV.
W. Armstrong, Toronto: G. H. Brown, Victoria; G. B. Sloan, New York; A. D. Dods, Vancouver; W.H. Olin, Spokane; W. H. Warren,
Venus Mine; Hank Noll and wife, Porto Rico;
Thomas Sloan, Slocan City; J. H. Freoman, Victoria; C. Parson^, Vancouver; J. D. Brock, Toronto; H. J. Thomas, London, Kngland; G. W.
Lawson, Toronto; J. J. Fleutot, Paris. France:
Raoiil Green, Kaslo; G. H. Keefer, Stanley Falls.
Flag on'Spokane Mountain.
Rossl,and, June 0.—A large British flag donated by A. H. MacNeill
\vas yesterday; planted by deputy
sheriff Robinson on the summit of
Spokane mountain, 8405 feet above
the sea, Charles E. Gillan, A. O. R.
Brown, W. J. Venner and B. A.
Winn assisting him. A pole was
cub some distance down the west
side and hauled to the summit.
There it was planted, supported by
timbers and a pile of rocks. Mr.
Robinson made a speech, declaring
that the Hag was raised in honor of
the capture of Pretoria.
League Ct&mes.
Toronto 1, Syiacuse 5.
Rochester ."), Montreal 0.
Rochester 9, Montreal .">.
J\Tew York 5, Cincinnati 11.
Spihugfiekl 2, Providence 0.
Milwaukee $. Detroit 0.
Chicago 8, Brooklyn 8.
Boston 0,-Sb. Louis 12.
Philadelphia 1, Pittsburg 2.
Hartfoid 1, Worcester 2.       ,,
To the Electors of tho Slocan Hiding:
6rNTi.i;Mi:v—-With the dissolution of the legislative assemble-, the duty again devohes upon
the electors of 1 ho Slocan riding to choose a mem
ber to leprc&cnt thorn in the provincial legis
It is my intention lo become a candidate afc the
foilheoimng election and with full commence in
the icsult I again respectfully,solicit the suffrages of the electors of tho rjchpij
while 1 may point \ylih pardonable satlsf.-vstion
to the mannpr in which I have conserved the interests of the i id ing and sought to meet local re-
(]iut ements so far ah piuclicab e, I ha% o earnestly
endeavored to forwftid legislation in the interests
of the whole prownce, and such at would tend
toward its material development.
Constant in attendance at tho sessions of the
legislature. I hivv e been watchful that no vote of
mine should be wanting for any measuie beneficial to my constituents, or tho province as a
whole; nor have I been neglectful of tho interests of tho wage earner1, but lift', p, in Sfluns decree t\t least, b_t)C(i iiidtrui)ie|)Lil jn piaping their
f.iirdoniaiidn urnQpgf'r the prfngiplos to ho advocated bj i\ gif'it politioai party, it Is well perhaps that I should briefly state some of the principles wliich I have adv oeated and shall continue
to advocate until they are incotporatedm provincial legislation.
(1) 1 am m favor of nn equitable redistribution
ot tlio *.ea.th in the legislative assembly, based
general!} upon population,but with tino regard
to ihp mtmeqtq ,_\A pjioHPiatanoos of outlying
and spi>rsljsyw|tied distriots,
(ii) 1 shall ad vocal p the govei nmen': ownership
of i.uhvays and other public franchises so far as
may bu pract|u,iblo, and a gono-.U enactment
hy whicli companies desiring to construct rail
wftjsiiiay be incorporated without special legislation, and that i ail ways bonu>cd ly tho province may he under government ct<ri|rol i\* to
their rates and buHou), to liuifthiUK) (vt govurn-
miinl option,
F.i) I _ht\[l dp all in my powor to as-ist nnd supper' Uic ndyui!i,o|u(jn{. s\nd ae^clppincut oft no
mining ititiiiesl!> of tho juovinco, \tya\\ ivhjch its
piospenty issp nuvjortaljy dopeiidont.
(li I litiiii'W In tjui priiiolple of Uic tught-hoilr
law ami chall pouiiit no Inlwforcnee with Uio
Jaw as ikhtiuxU, and wbe|l insist i,puii tho rulun-
tlon of tho petmhycliitiso,
* (,">) I filutll wlvouato a liberal expenditure upon
trunk rouds and funis in tho vanoiib districts of
the provinco, liollov ing that uipon "itch OMHiudi-
turo tho dovolopmoHt of tho vast roKourcos of
(hecoutiir) ma(or|a(ly dopuitda.
(li) I shall advooatc, aipl if cioctod nsslst in,
the unnotnioiit of laws for tho moper adjustment
of disputes botvvoon labor und capita!, by a well
d'gehtcd and equitably ai ranged system of corn-
pulfcorv nihitration.
(7) I believe that Asiatic and other cheap
labor is detrimental to the best interests of Hntish Coliisnbu. I nliall tlietfifqrp ad\opftte (ts re-
striptlqn so far <>u \. )aay lie ijitia ylrest of piqvin-
cial Iegis]ntion, ai.i} t,h,tlj assist in briugmif such
pressure to bear sippn the fecleial goverjuiiientas
may indnco tlml Kovurnillimt lo ftsMlst In tho
work, and will most emphatically insist that no
such class of labor ahajl ue employed upon any
public v\ orks undortakon by (ho province or upon
bueh works us niOBUbsidlssod by, or in any way
subject to iho control of the govei nment.
(S) 1 behev c that the educational sj stem of the
province may be materially improv ed and shall
give in j heartiest assistance in bringing it to the
highest stato of efficiency by t he eatahlislifftept of.
nonjial sohofjlc and op»Q]' l!iqtrmi)oiital|lics tfjp.^
ntay tond to thpucupinplishpiept of-(hat object.
(Ij) 1 sb.Ul alho ndvo(.?vl{s _)\A assht lu tho development of the agricultural resources of tho
(10) I believe that the moncjs of the piovince
should bo expended upon some broad and general
sj stem which would ensure tlio greatest amount
of benefit from such expenditure. In this riding
I have ondeavotod to iiiaugmtvte snnh i«jol*m
by having tho work upon roads and ttail* placed
nn(]er a rpuponsiblp head, bo that the appiopria-
tion, ncpuss.irify inadCQiiato undor exiHtliog eir-
ounihtaiioos. might bu beneficially and economically oxpendod. Yom s rospootf ully,
Kaslo, B, C„ May lOUi, 1900.
H.   BYERS  &  CO.
Garden, Mill, Steam and Suction
Crucible   Cast  Steei   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, Oiant Powder, and Metropolitan Kudo, etc.
House to Let—Furnished or unfurnished—Three bedrooms, dining room, drawing room, writing room, hall and kitchen For
full particulars apply to J. L. Vanstonoj broker.
Lost—A Honifcon lace handkerchief. Reward. Lakevicw hotel, corner Vernon
and Hall streets,   o
For sale—Stock and fixtures of
tho Nelson Biusoar amounting to about four
hundred dollars. '
Lost—-From the  hallway in the
Sherbrooke hotel, a valise with blankets strapped
to it. No questions will he asked anyone returning same to Clarke hotel—M. J. Croteau.
Furnished rooms  to let—Apply
Carney block, ono door oast of Oddfellow's hall.
For   sale.—Furnished   hotel   for
sale choap. Apply at Cabinet Cigarstoro, Nolson.
Wanted—A good general servant
gi-l. Mrs. S. S. Taylor, corner Carbonate and
Ward streets.
Wanted—position   as     a    wire
splicer. Understands tho caro of tramways.
Able to take full earn of tramways and men. uiir
derstands all kinds of rigging work. Apply to V.
W. Brock, lock box 28, Gem, Idaho.
Gardening—Employment wanted
by a practical man. Residential grounds laid out,
etc.   Address, XV. W. AVilson, Nelson
Wanted—Position as stenographer and typewriter by lady of experience—References. No objections to going out of city. Address Stenographer, Tribune.'
Hack   calls left at   the   Pacific
Transfer barn on Vernon street. Telephone
call 35. ■■•■■■  =
To tiik Electors ok tiik Nelson Riding :
Gentlemen—As the unanimous choice of a duly
constituted convention of tho supporters of the
Provincial Party in the Nelson riding. I am bo
foic jou as a candidate forrepiewontative of tho
Nelson ruling in tho nc\x provincial legislature.
In this connection I desire to solicit jour votos
and in|l\ienco in my behalf. Believing that
ever) manaspiiingfor membership should placo
himself on rccoidon tho main issues I tako this
oppoitunity of stating that I am in favor of legis.
l.ition upon the following linos:
1. Representation in the legislative assombly
should be based on population, with such modifications as w ill go e bporsoly sottled districts pro-
poi tioiiately larger ropresontation than cities and
tlnokh sottled farming distiicts.
2. All legislation should be goneral, and not
special. A beginning has beon made in this
dnection by the enactment of laws, under which
citioS can bo incorporated, companies foi mod,
and water records obtained. These should be
added to by the passage of a general railway in
coiporation act, and one giving municipalities
the same powers to acquire water records as are
now accorded privato.corporations.
3 Public lands should be kept for actual settlement, and land subsidies should not bo granted
to aid the building of railVruj s that when built
aa-p owned by coi porations.
, 4. Government ownership of railways is no
moie a theory than municipal ownership of
public utilities. Eo(.h htvvo biien tried and found
to work for thp public jtood when capably and
honcctlr managed ; but in making a commencement in government ownership of lallways in
this province, a section should be selected, in
which tho government would have a free hand,
and not in sections where competition would be
5. Prevention of tho landing in this province
of Chinese and Japanese laborers, and tho discouragement uf the cmplo} ment of those already
hcie by every fair means possible.
C Positive, not negative. laws should on}y tie
passed. If the pnnciplo of a laty is good, the
law should be eifectivo, Thp oight-hom day for
men vv oi king un^m'SJl sninti in motallifei ous mines
is now jjfpwAlly accoptod as legislation in the
right direction. I would oppose any legislation
thai, would repeal the penalty clause, or in any
other way impair the effectiveness of the law as
it now stands
7. To git e immediate effect, bj legislation, to
a. resolution similar to that known as thoHwloeh
u'solution, recently passed by the Dominion
Hou°e of Commons, w Inch prov ides for the puj-.
ment of fair wages on public woiks Qr vpritH
aided by government subsidies. &1J oontwotors
doing woik for eifhoi thn prvivi^oe or for municipalities should l?Q resulted topav labor tho rate
of wm;e& inking i}i II19 numiciuaUty or neighborhood in whjch the work is to bo done, the muiv
of wm;e& inking i}i II19 municipality or neighbor
hood in whjch the work is to bo done, the ntun
ber of hours to constitute a daj on all such work
to bo fixed h> statute.        -<
_.- U6urts-have been established jn whioirin-
divlduals aud corporations aie compoJtiHl t«
settl(i disputes, however trivialv disputes that
seldom have any Rearing Ofl thp ijurterHl prosper*
lty of the community m \vl\toh thu disputants ic-
side; and opiu''^ should ho established for the
con\niu'».'n'y hGttlQinout of disputes between the
lepiosentauvtis of capital and labor, disputes
t hat too often aro far reaching 111 Uieir damaging
oil'oets on the general prosperity of whole com'*
mumticMind districts.
il. Mining for tho precipus metals Is th« one in-
dustry which is benefiting, Uiicotjy or iprtlieetlly,
everj coinmunit} in the praY'iif^i and legislation
all'ccrmg the in(^j,tvi'» H" tho ««y of ta\ntion,
should 01 bftiuvd ou the treatment and inanufac-
tui(i within the province of tho produot of tho
mines, la'her than on thy output of tho minus as
at present-
V). The establishment of u bureau, with head-
(lunrUirs in liiiiish Columbia and not in Great
Uritnin, to sjslotiiatiertlly udvortiso all tho
n.itma! losoureos and scenic attinotions of tliti
provlnoo. >
11. Organi/cd nitiniciiialitie-. should bo given
tho control of their public t-cbuolx, leaving to tho
province lhe aire of public sohools in unorganized dlsti ids and tho maintenance of normal and
technical schools.
12. Ten 11k loads and tftills should be built and
liialnMlnud at public expense, und the cobt of
roads and nails to isolated mirifH nnd comminution should be boi no i»i part by the province.
13. Gcneiul hospitals should be under government control, and tho government nhauld hoip
maintain phj biennis in hpai.sely atitUeia sections
of the province.
14. The noyenimunt w power should ninko
qffloiftjaniifiuiwemont, for»v reni.oiiable tune bo-
fore the legislative assembly meet». of all pir>-
posed Jegisration. Were this done there would
be few or hautllj passed laws, laws whioh are too
often again >t the public interest.
All of which is respectfully submitted for your
"Having hii lit a new store and received a now
stock of goods, I am in a position to outfit all
pi ospootort, going into the Lardo-Duncan country
as cheap as any merchant in Katlo or Nelson.
Hilly Haley is always at Lardo with animals, and
is ready to undertake any freighting that may be
offered him.  Give mo a trial.
Prices from $10 to $30
i '_L'Z_\"S_"_C'-Z"£"S_''-_'-1-'."-Z'-_''-T' ■A-A'A^-a.a>-r«i-!».a>^-s>.v
i_T -vlv
185 Baker Street. Telephone 10.   to
'■. to
-——-—~ '   to
:»^ -  npy^mmi
Some Plain Facts
About Clothing"
^ We are now showing the finest stock of Spring
H and Summer Suits in Nelson. There are several
g 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 offer-
^ ed elsewhere at much higher prices.   The fabrics
# are the best in the market. We lead all others
§ for values in
Gents' Furnishings
Hats and Caps
Boots and Shoes
•-•■:■ We have removed5 our place of business {)/•
for the next few months to the o]d Burns to/
shop, next to the Nelson Hotel, where we j||!
to  hope to see all our old customers and many ifr
Vjf   new ones.   Give us a call. i&'
to \if
to to
to  Telephone IO 185 Baker Street   to
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*^T9-_^-0*'00-^.0frSi^7S'00-0_-__f <        SrC'.C.'^'fi^ir-ST-^'-SS'.CT.ST.St
$ We know that our values cannot be equalled hy B
| any other house in Nelson.   We are so sure of §
% this that we will give money back if it cannot be
217 and  219 Baker Street.
fc*^5"*Sk  CST^v
l___y___^s=z'J& •sl'=S4^i*:^2'^^3'<2j*^2,^2^!3^
mms for
Kooteqay Electric Snpply I
Construction Go.
IN NELSON   ^f^^^s^ssb^n
H. P. RiTHET & CO., Ltd.
rjc, Gocwicrhuni& .Vortb (ordinary and
white wheit whiak>.
A, B, GRAY, Bakor SU Kootenaj Representativ 0
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