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 DAILY  EDITION   BY  MAIL  FIVE  DOLLARS A YEAR  WEEKLY EDITION __Y MAIL  TWO DOLLARS A YEAR  EIGHTH YEAR  NELSON:  MONDAY MORNING  JUNE 11  1900.  PRICE FIYE CENTS  THE RESULT OF THE VOTING  Martin Turned Down.  Vancouver,   June  10.���Tho  result of the -voting throughout  the  piovince  yesterday  was  an  absolute rejection   of   premier   Martin  and his government.    The  returns  aro not  all   fn, but  they are  sufficiently complete to show that out  a. thirty-three  Martin   candidates  who offered no less  than  twenty-  live  were defeated, and  of these  about ten will forfeit  their deposits.    Among   tiie   defeated   candidates  were   ministers   Yates   and  Heche, the former being defeated  in  Victoria and  foifeiting his   deposit     in     Nanaimo     in   a    con-  *    test    Avith     Ralph   Smith.      Premier     Mai tin,     upon      his     best  ihowing,   can     now    muster    but  a following of eight, including himself, and it is doubtful if he can retain his hold  upon  half of these.  Speculation   now    turns  upon  the  ����� election    which   tho    lieutenant-  governor will make as .Alartin's suc-  < essor.    The geneial opiuion is that  If. I). Helmcken, the senior member  for Victoria, will be asked to form  a government. All indications point  to the fact that the members of the  next legislature will bo about evenly divided  between   Liberals  aud  Conservatives,  so that party line  government is out of the question.  Martin Ran Well.  Victoria, .June 10.���The contest  here Avas a foregone conclusion, the  four Turnorites being elected. The  only noteworthy feature of the contest was the creditable run which  (he Martinites made. With the  'Conservative-Liberal combination  sigainst them it was thought that  the Martin candidates Avould forfeit their deposits, but no such  thing occurred, and premier Martin  came Avithin S3 Arotes of the number secured by McPhillips, the low-  T est of ij_?e Turner ticket. The voting also showed that Helmcken has  lost none of his popularity.1 lie  was at the head of the poll, A\ifch  Hall, Turner and McPhillips in the  order named. The total vote Avas :  Helmcken-2010, Hall 1927, Turner  1803, McPhillips J729, Martin 1014,  Biown 1510, Yates 1501, and Beek-  a\ ith 1158.          Higgins Defeated in Esquimalt.  Victoria, June 10.���Ex-speaker  Higgins received a merited rebuke  iu Esquimalt. He did more or less  'Hopping during the past two years  ���and his constituents signified their  disapproval of his conduct by  causing him to forfeit his deposit,  while liis running mate was returned at the head of the poll in a  field of five. The two alartin candi-  ' dates also forfeited their deposits.  The   eompleto   leturns  give   Hay-  ' ward (Independent) 203, Avith  Pooley (Turnerite) 228. Higgins  secured but 97, while Fraser and  Bizantsou received 00 and  45  res-  _ pecfcively.   Turner Has the Island.  Victoria, June JO.���The electors  throughout the Ibland have not  materially altered the situation  from the Turner party's point of  \ iew. The Turner party lost North  Nanaimo; where Maimies the  younger defeated Brydon, a brother-  in-law of James Dunsmuir, but it  recovered ono of the ICsquimalt  Heats where Higgins Avas replaced  by J lay ward upon practically tho  mmc vote as Pooley received, fu  South Victoria ex-attorney-genor-  al Kberts Avas elected over .Saugster,  tho Martin candidate, the vote  standing 259 to 208. In North Victoria ox-speaker Booth is returned  with a substantial majority, though  tho returns are not all in. In Nanaimo City Ralph Smith gave minister Yates an awful drubbing, the  A'oto standing 753 to 80. James  Dunsmuir is reported elected in  South Nanaimo, the constituency  which Ralph Smith represented in  tho last legislature, though the returns are not all in. Alberni returned Neill, A\'ho supported the  Semlin goA'ernment, but in the othor island constituencies the Turner  candidates or their Conservative allies Avere returned. Dickie Avas  successful in Cowiehau and Mounce  in Comox. *  Party Leaders Snowed Under.  Vancouver, June 10.���Tho contest in this city was full of surprises. Carter-Cotton, tho leader  of the Provincial Party, forfeited  his deposit, and Charles Wilson, the  s-o-eaMed leader of the Mainland  -<) Misorvatives, also failed of election.   Itobert Macpherson, who de  serted both the Provincial Party  and the labor party for Martin,  AA'as also defeated. The result of  the poll Avas the return of premier  Martin and Gilmour on the Martin  ticket and Garden and Tatlow of  the Conservative' ticket. Mayor  Garden came at the top of the list,  the combined Cotton and labor  vote being little more than that  secured by Gilmour,' the lowest of  the successful candidates. The result of the poll A\-as as follows:  Garden 1799, Morton 1737,' Tatlow  1003, Gilmour 1402, Wilson 1450,  Macpherson 1433, McQueen 1392,  Wood 1349, Dixon (labor) 850,  Cotton 809, Williams 720, and Mc-  Claiu 084. -   " . ,  Martin Caught the Farmers.  Nrav Westminster. June 10.���  Premier Martin carried three out  of the five seats in the * Westminster district. In this city the minister of finance snowed Reid, the  ConserA'atiA'e candidate, under so  badly that he lost his deposit. The  strength developed by Brown surprised even his friends. Complete  returns give Brown 029 and' Reid  141. In the Delta riding Thomas  Forster, ex-speaker of the legislature, was defeated by Oliver, the  straight Mavtin catu?t3ate, and just  jiav"-! in9 deposit. The vote stood  "Oliver (Ma'rtinite) 305, Berry (Con-  sciwative) $30. and Forster 157. In  the ChilliAA'ack, Dewdney and Richmond ridings the returns are not  all in, but the election of Munro  (Marfcinitfe) is conceded in the former, - McBride (Conservative) in  DeAA'dney, and Kidd, (Provincial  Party) in Richmond.  Houston Keturned m Nelson  The vote in the Nelson riding  justified the hopes of candidate  Houston's supporters. The returns  explain themselves:  Mackintosh, the Conservative candidate, yesterday, with a majority  of 36. The success of the Martin  candidate is attributed to the part  which he took in settling the labor  trouble.   The returns were :  ���        Mack-  POl.MNG UOOTII  Cascade :   Gladstone   Trail   PhcBnix     Midway    Kholt ; ...  Columbia   Grand Forks   Greenwood   Rossland...   Toi al....................  intosh  Curtis  .   If!  28  .   12  .   27  . 137  m  .    71  :-     1X5  .    57  23  .    25  50  .   84  i_  . 11!)  143  . 217  __a  . 517  inn  DETAILS   STsLl   LACKING  ..1285  l.'ttl  I'OI LINO Boom.  Ci cston  Kitchener  Kuskonook .  .  Hous  ton.  '-��7  18  27  Fletcher.  2  _  _  7  4  ->  -     3  1  21  45  >  '��  2t  2  Hall  0  0  1  9  Im io         .    ,   Arlington   Salmo  Yellowstone niiiie *  Ymir mine      .       t  Ymii        .            .      .    A  ,.   !)  .,,    12  .   '..   f>  .  .    1  ..    ,    13  ....... 11  0  4  3  1  12  SO  3  Hall Suling  Athabasca mine  . .  10 '  . . 12  l.'t  ,��i -  -   1  8  0  10  To(.il\  200  129  73  Ni.i bov Cn v.  Hoof !��� Nol  Booth No. 2     .  Root It No .'J                  . .  liooth No, 4            ,.    .  liooth N'o.5   .    . m  105  ....     79  ...100  in  '    1OT  Iu   "  46  72  88  G5  411  ltl  &~>  53  Total               ....  .  ,.   541  ,   .130 '  218  Grind ToUil ��� ��� .  .741  50fl  ?01  Green an Easy Winner.  Kaslo, June 10.���Robert P. Green,  the Provincial Party candidate, surprised even Jlis friends yesterday  by rolling, up a majority of 158  votes over the combined vote of his  two opponents. Kane, the Martin  candidate, forfeited his deposit, and  Keen, the mine owners' candidate,  had a narrow escape. Tiie returns  were:  Po: I IM. Itooiu  Now Doner .     .   .  AlllSUOllt!  Thico foi ks  Whilcw.jtpi .    Robson  Motrin Citj  McGuiffaii     ..   .  KiiUnpiiMi   Tm do   .  Krhciton       . ......  hlocun Lake  Balfour         l)unciin<'i(j  .       . .  Argenta   Knslo. .  Sandon   Total  Green  . 57  ... 13  ,   17  .��� 47  7  iii  22  "li  0  !(.">  ��� r>i  7  15  "iii  ..!74  Kane  4  *i  1  __1   U  ...��  0  4  I  :i  i  m  in  ll!7  Keen  54  Ii  10  _ _H  5  II  4  3  I  -Ut  14  4  3  (il  80  "So  Taylor "Wins in Bevelstoke,  Revkj/jTOKE, June 10.���Thomas  Taylor, the Conservative candidate,  had an easy victory in the Revelstoke riding. Ho carried every poinfc  but one.   The vote was as follows:  Taylor.  Mellnc.  Thompson's Landing;.  .,    ����  in  Anow        .                ...       49  .)  Tiont              .   ,   .  .    ...     Ui  21  Couutpli\      ...        ,.  2.)  11  Fcrjfii'Oii  4��  29  Hah) on    .       ...  .-    i  3  Nakusp                   -   .  17  23  IHecillcnaet                 .    ..  ..... 14  11  Albeit Canyon ..        .  . .    .  ..    *  4  UTanei  .. 29  2(i  lieieistokc.  ...    182  201  Totals .  181  344  Smith Defeats Fernie.  Vancouver, June 10.���WJiile the  returns are not complete the indications are that Smith, the Martin  candidate, will have a majority.in  the south riding of JEasfc Kootenay.  The returns so far are:  1  Cosh-  .Smith  Fern  e    gran  Moj ic  . m  *>  31  Cranbrook .  \<>i  7  7i  Waidncr    ..  .     10  ���I  S  I51ko      ..  . .   b  1  111  Tracy Clock   .    .  3  3  0  Foil Steele   .   ...  . 92  7<>  (>  202  27  Michclhi  .   . 11  1  31  W.isa  .    ��  S  1  Ci.iii'don  /  3  1  Kimberle) gncsbmith  50 majority.  Mackintosh Defeated in Rossland.  RosslaNP, June 10.���Hon. Smith  Cm tis, minister of   mines   in the  Wells Again Returned  Golden, June 10.���Complete returns show that Wells has proven  an easy winner. Burnett, the Martin candidate, forfeited his deposit.  The figures are; Wells (Independent) 241, Armstrong (Conservative)  118, Burnett (Government) 77.  Deane and Beebe Defeated  Vancouver, June 10.���Complete  returns from North Yale give Pulton, the Independent-Conservative  candidate, a majority over Deane,  'the Provincial Party candidate.  Palmer, the Martin candidate, forfeited his deposit. The figures are:  Pulton-507, Deane 382. and Palmer.  104. Returns are incomplete from  East Yale, but Ellison's election is  conceded. In West Yale minister  Beebe was defeated by Murphy, Independent. The returns are not  yet all in.       '  Cariboo Goes to Turner  Vancouver, June 10.���Complete  returns from pariboo gives the  seats to Hunter and Rogers, the  Turner candidates who were defeated in the last, general elections.  Kinchaut, one of the Provincial  Party candidates, lost his deposit.  The vote stood: Hunter, 299;  Rogers, 286; Jones, 201; Kin-  chant, 177.  No Change in Lillooets  Vancouver, June 10.���Returns  are incomplete from the Lillooet  ridings, but the two former members are returned. Smith, the  Tnrnerite, is returned in west  Lillooet, and ' Prentiee in east  Lillooet. "    '  LIBERALS CAINING GROUND  Unionists Perplexed.  London, June 10.���The .reassem-'  bliug of parliament on Thursday  will be a signal for the revival of  political activity. The ministers  have been silent fori ten days, and  the unionist press is without cues  On the China question and domestic  politics. The prolongation of the  campaign in the Lydenburg district,  and the trouble in the far east will  predispose the ministers to defer a  general election until October, and  possibly to a later period. There  is no longer any talk about dissolution in July. It is a foregone conclusion that the Unionist ministry  will be reorganized either before or  after the genera) election. The  "polite thing"to -&ay~is" that certain  ministers are stale and need to be  relieved.  The Unionist cabinet was not  made up for a grave emergency  like the war in defence of the empire or tho catastrophe in China.  Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman  has made two effective speeches  during the week in Scotland, and  James Bryce has delivered at Aberdeen the most thoughtful addmss  which has been heard from the  Liberal platform i'or a long time.  It was a speech on the principles on  which the British empire was  founded, namely, justice, humanity,  peace and respect for freedom.  Englishmen would be far gone in  the vagaries of jingoism if they  were to object to that description  of their empire as a little England  conception. Mr. Bryce is one of  the clearest thinkers in the Liberal  party and has not merited the reproaches heaped upon him by critics for having opinions of his own  about South Africa.  The Law Will Be Enforced.  Ottawa, June   10.���-[Special  The Trihune.J���1_.  New Denver, left  for home.   He has  an agent of the department of jus  tice to watch and report any viola  tions of the alien labor law.  to  P. Brenner, of  here yesterday  been appointed  Martin government, defeated C. H. j tern election.  Passed Off Well.  The voting arrangements at Nelson on Saturday were extremely  well devised by returning officer A.  B. Buckworth. Everything passed  off without a hitch, and was in that  respect, as in many others, a  pat-  Chinese Disturbances.  New    York,   June   10.���Sn  his  this   morn-  1   a. m.,  Mr,  London cablegram to  ing's Tribune, filed at  Ford discusses tho latest news from  the scene of the Chinese trouble, as  follows: "Dispatches received at  midnight do not alter the summary  of th�� far eastern situation previously telegraphed. Four provinces are reported to be in rebellion,  but there are signs that diplomatic  pressure has been brought to bear  upon the empress dowager and the  mandarins, and that the secret societies will be subjected to restiaint.  Two hundred and fifty men of tho  Welsh Fusileers and sappers and  miners have been ordered to hold  themselves in readiness to proceed  north on account of the Boxer disturbances. Their places will be  filled by troops from India.  Several Strikers Shot.  St. Louis, June 10.- Four men of  a party of 100 or more striking employes of tho Transit Co., who were  returning from a labor parade in  East St. Louis, were shot shortly  after 0 o'clock this evening by  members of the sheriff's posse, in  front of the temporary barracks on  Washington avenue. One is dead:  two others wounded in fche head and  abdomen will die, and the  fourth will lose a hand. Just  iu   front   of  the    barracks   occu-  Of Buller's' Engagement.  New York, June 10.���Isaac N.  Ford's London cable to this morning's Tribune", "covering the late  news from the South African war  situation, develops little that has  not already been reported, but discusses the events iii-ah interesting  manner as follows: "GeneralBuller's  operations against Laing's Nek are  described by a correspondent as  brilliant, but few details aro added  to the official accounts. One version credits the ��oer : commander  with offering to sun ender on Thursday, upon certain -conditions, and  states that general Buller. declined  to treat with him.''- As Buller himself neglected to report this detail  the information is probably untrustworthy.  There was no official confirmation yesterday of the retirement of  the Boers fro'm' Laing's Nek.  Nearly all the dispatches related to  events at least ii week old, such as  the occupation of Senekal by general Rundle, and the sacrifice of life  \hy the Middlesex, ^eomanry, and  details of French's operations  against Johannesburg.' A fresher  detail was the "fact that'the arrival  of, general Baden,;Powell was expected at Cape Town, and an interesting bill of statistics was an official return that thirty-six peers  and twenty-seven members of the  commons were serving the queen in  South Africa.  The war office closed at midnight  without reporting1 the restoration  of communication with general  Roberts. This week has been one  of suspense since Wednesday, owing  to the absence of official information  respecting the release of the  prisoners at Watervaal, which lord  Roberts would naturally have reported. That day the wires were  cut at at Doonval station, north o f  Kroonstadt, by Freo Stateis, estimated to be 2,000 strong, with six  guns. This force ruust'have run in  between general Methuen at Lindley and general Colville at Heilbron,'  and reached the railway near the  Rhenoster river. This stroke must  be set down to the credit of Dewet,  who has shown himself to be a daring commander during the campaign.  He contrived to capture the Yeomanry in spite of general Bundle's  advance from Senekal and general  Methuen's forced marches for the  relief of the garrison and immediately disposed of hio prisoners and  struck across the country for the  raihvay whence the relief column  had come. Strong reinforcements  have been sent to Kroonstadt and  a speedy restoration of communication is promised. The  utility of this counterstroke, on the  part of Dewet is more apparent by  the annoyance which is caused to  the British by the lack of unity in  the direction of scattered divisions.  _They cannot j'ecjMy^_orders_ from  general Roberts, and much confusion must result. The Free State  burghers are making a much better  fight than the Transvaal Boers, bu t  they can hardly expect to hold out  long against the superior forces  which will be massed against them."  pied by the posse comitatus the  paraders attempted to assault .the  crew-of a passing street car. A  brick was thrown-and several shots  were fired by the street car men,  when the members of the posse appeared on the street with their shot  guns aud attempted to rescue the  street car men. In the melee at  least ten shots Avere fired by the  posse men avIio surrounded the mob  and there were four casualties as  far as now known. TAventy-one  prisoners Avere captured by the  posse and taken to the barracks.  One other shooting by a deputy  sheriff is reported at the sheds of  the Bellefontaine line.  and bled after the Jameson raid.  CHINA IS EXCITING ALARM  Russian Intrigues.  Nkw Voijk, June 10.���A dispatch  to the World from London says:  The situation in China is exciting  the profoundest alarm here. It is  fully believed that the Boxer movement Avas instigated in Russia's interest so that she may reap long desired advantages in China before  the subjugation of,the Boer-j relieves Great Britain of her South  African trouble. In this predicament the British press and politicians are looking anxiously to  president McKiniey to interpose  some effectual check to the fruition  of Russia's alleged designs.  The British army is so locked up  iu South Africa that there is no  reasonable prospect of being able  to safely AvithdraAv any part of it  for afc least two months. The British army in India is already 11,000  beloAv the loAVest reach of the establishment, and it seems certain  that another cxj)cdition of 15,000  men Avill be necessary to restore  British authority in Ashanti.  Therefore, England is in a sore  plight as far as concerns any actual  defence of her intercuts in the far  east.  It i.s knoAvn in diplomatic circles  that lord Salisbury is using every  effort to arrive at an understanding  WHY NO NEWS COT THROW)H  Communications Cut.  Nkav York, June 10.���The outlook and the future mo\rements of  men and events in South Africa are  treated by Mr. Ford in his London  cable letter to this morning's Tribune in the following manner : "The  lack of news from lord Roberts is  fully explained today by the admission that the Avires have been  cut by Boer raiders near Rood vale.  Communication will probably be  restored without serious delay, but  tho incident has set military men  gossiping about the order of precedence and seniority in the Orange  Free State.  Unity of direction i��. indispensable in operations against president  Steyn's burghers, who are making  a good deal of trouble in the Free  State, and this cannot be had when  lord Roberts is in Pretoria with the  wires cut behind him. Lord Meth-  eiiD, who was left in a corner after  opening lord Roberts campaign, is  uoav at Lindley, and by virtue of  his seniority, ought to be in command of all the British forces in  'the Free State. Either Kelly-Keuny  or Rundle Avould be a^ better general for commanding* the' British  forces in tho final -encircling movement around Bethlehem, and it is  not likely that lord Methuen will  be placed over them,  Buller's -friends assert that .the  only division commanded of the  original army corps whose fortunes  have been safe is Clery's, and that  is because one serves under the  other. Both Gatacre and Methuen,  thoy add, Avere ordered to ride  across country to rescue an isolated  garrison, and each failed to arrive  in time. Gatacre was subject to  censure for taking infantry instead  of mounted troops, but Methuen  certainly covered the ground as  rapidly as any one could have got  over it.  The fate of the Yeomanry captured at Lindley has keenly interested the Wesfc End, the duke of  Cambridge's troops were knoAvn as  fche "millionaires" from the number of rich men and sous of peers  enrolled in it. If these troopers are  sent to Lydenberg and kept there  as hostagesrthere- Avill be an "opportunity for piesident Kruger to  squeeze more out of them than out  of the reform  leaders  imprisoned  with Russia, but while Russia negotiates she steadily pushes her advance in China. It is recognized  that if Russia gets a foothold in  China under a plea of preserving  order she will never withdraAA\  The British occupation of Egypt is  a precedent which will just suit  Russia's purposes. Communications  havebeenactivelypassingduringthe  week betAveen ambassador Choate  and lord Salisbury. It is understood that Avhile the British prime  minister is seeking an agreement  with Russia he is working at the  same time for joint action with the  United States as the second string  to his bow.  Such action would certainly be  accepted here as demonstrating  that an Anglo-American alliance is  morally if not formally accomplished.  THE RAILROAD IS TORN UP  PIO DEL PILAR IS CAPTURED  An Aggressive Leader.  Manila, June 10.���General Pio  Del Pilar, the most aggressive and  persistent of Filipino leaders, avIio  AA'as captured last night, was made  a prisoner at Guadaloupe, six miles  east of Manila, by some of the  Manila native police. Upon information received that Pio Del Pilar  was to be at a certain house captain Lara and twelve policemen  proceeded in a launch to Guadaloupe, where, aided by a detachment of the Twenty-first infantry,  they surrounded the house, captured the general aud brought him  to Manila this morning, where he  Avas positively identified by the  provost marshal.  General MacArthur has cabled  the war department regardiug the  capture of general Pio Del Pilar as  folloAvs:  "Manila, June 9.���Native police  captured the insurgent general Pio  Del Pilar this morning. He was  found lurking in the neighborhood  of San Pedro Macati. MacArthur."  - General Schwan's estimate 01 the  importance^ of, this news is contained in this statement:,  "The capture of general Pio Del  Pilar, cabled by MacArthur this  morning, is a raosfc important 'one.  Pilar - Avas regarded as one of the  most active and uncompromising of  the rebel chieftains. That his capture has been effected by the native police of Manila, a body numbering some four hundred, evidences afresh tbe loyalty* of the  men to the American cause."  BULLETINS FROM THE WAR  sir  Buller's Progress.  London, June 10.���-General  Forester Walker wires to the Avar  office from Cape ToAvn, under today's date as folloAA's: "Information received from natives early  yesterday reports tho enemy in  three columns near Honing Spruit.  The railway has been almost completely destroyed between America  and RoodeAvalr"        London, June 10.���The Avar of-  fice has received the following dispatch from sir Redvers Buller:  ���'Headquarters in Natal, June 10.���  With reference to my telegram of  June 8th, avo halted yesterday to  get our trains up the pass, which is  very steep. I find the enemy Avere  about 2000 strong, in a very carefully prepared position, Avhich they  must haA'e been very disheartened  not to have held longer than thoy  did. Thoy have all retired about  2i5 miles to the northwest. Our  casualties A\~eru more than I first  thought. They Avere, one officer  wounded and two meu killed and  i'i wounded."  Wild Men of Borneo.  CiiicAftO, Juno 8.���News Avas  brought from the east by the  steamer Empress of Japan that a  serious uprising against the British had again broken out in  North Borneo. Many refugees  who arrived in Labuan say that the  cause of the outbreak Avas the general dissatisfaction against the rule  of the Chartered Companj'. In the  fighting several British Avere killed  aud seven Avounded. Twenty-five  Chinese were killed and the environs of the eity Avere totally destroyed.       Dr. Jameson a Candidate.  KiMnKitr<KY, June 9.���In reply to  a petition to stand for parliament,  Dr. Jameson said ho would accept,  as everything points to tho federation of the different states in South  Africa wi&hin the empire in a feAV  years. Ho Avill Avork for tho establishment of a great imperial party  under the British Hag.  Boers  will  to change  Boer terri-  correspond-  Boers Still Determined.  London, June 11.���3:30 a.m.���The  Boers have torn up 21 miles of lord  Roberts' \'ital line of railway between America siding and Roodeval.  Ifc is a bold .raid and vexatious, but  ifc does  not  disquiet the  military  authorities as yet, for tliey expect  general Kelly-Kenny to drive off  the marauders and to reopen  the  line.    The rapidity of the advance  of lord Roberts cannot ha\*e per-,  mitted him to accumulate large .reserves of stores.   Therefore an- interruption of 1 the railway, even for-  a week, mus"b embarrass the army"  and bring the forward operations  to a standstill.  Nothing   has   been   heard  from  Roberts for three days.   This raid  on   the    railway,    the    strenuous  opposition to general Rundle and  the nimble escape of commandant -  general Botha's division have forced  the Avar office observers to the re-  lucfcant conclusion   that the Avar  is *  not yefc OA-er, although even the  occasional civilian Boer sympathizers cannot see Iioav the  be able to do  anything  the result.  General Buller  is  in  tory.     Despatches   of  ents with him,  filed yesterday at  sunset, describe the corps as canip-'  ing at Gansole, close to the point -  where   the   frontiers of the  Free  State,   the (Transvaal   and    Natal  meet.  The British marched eight miles ~  yesterday, says the Reuter correspondent, before encountering any  opposition. The Boers, who liad  one gun. withdrew under a heavy  ordnance fire to a ridge just ahead  of the camp. This long lange running skirmishing will doubtlessly be  renewed this morning, Avhen general Buller is expected to make  rapid progress now and throAV the  weight of 20,000 mei: into lord  Roberts* Transvaal combination.  The fighting on June Ofcb, in  which there were fewer than 20  casualties," AA'as kept up all day long  by the artillery and musketry. The  Biitish attacking line, three miles  in length, made ifcs Avay amidv the  precipitous hills. *A Boer gun on  Spitz Kop fired shrapnel at a range  of '1000 yards at the British right  flank, bufc evety '���hell Avas buried in  the ground before bursting. The  defensive power of modern Aveapons  seems less effective in. rough country than upon levels where Avide  spaces can be covered by flat trajectories.  General Bundle's and general  Brabant's divisions are still afc  Ilammonia, in the Ficksburg district. The latest intelligence from  their headquarters is that the  Boers are determined fco fight to the  bitter end. They are concentrating  around Bethlehem. The country  between there and general Rundle _  is mouufcainou��, 4 aud resembles  northern Natal in being exceedingly       difficult       for       military **  operations. - ���  Geueral Bundle's present care is  to prevent the Boers getting past  him soutliAvaid. Major Wood of  Bundle's staff rode to a Boer outpost; on June (Jth and announced  that Pretoria had been occupied by  the British. How the Boers received this neAvs is not recorded. 1  Altogether S00 Boers Ikiac Mir-  ndered fco general Rundle.  General Hunter',-, advance has  occupied Ventersdorp, one hundred"  miles .southwest of Pretoria, Thin  took place on June 7th. General  Plumer's column is on the Etaands  river, northwest of Pretoria. The  British are sending detachments  right and left to accept the surrender of commandoes, horses, cattle  and forage and to overaAA'c the  sparsely settled country. Thus far  only one small commando has been  heard of, a commando afc Taifc��basch.  General Hunter's immediate objective i.s Potchefstroom. This town  and Rusteuburg are the largest  towns Avest of Johannesburg. It is  reported that Potchefstroom is  ready to submit.  General Hunter has Avarnod all  burghers that if fche telegraph is  cut behind him that he Avill send  back and burn fche houses near the  Ijue-s.  The Dutch in Capo Colony appear fco have split, a majority of  the Afrikander bund being displeased by the umvillinguess of Mr.  Schreiner, the Cape premier,- to go  to the full length of the proposed  opposition to the Rritish.  Mrs. Gladstone Very 111.  London, June 10.���The condition of Mrs. William ... Gladstone  continues precarious.  _**  ..,v2*i#U(*_$Si^^ THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON B. C MONDAY, JUNE 11  1900  I!  C'\hi  V:':J   '"  I:  m-  W--  There is no store where good  clothing  can  be  bought  to  better  advantage than here  For Men, Boys, and Children  A most beautiful collection in plain and fancy worsteds, in  neat checks, stripes, clays and serges made in single and double  breasted  sack  style.  A big assortment of hats, shoes, ties, shirts, underwear,  hosiery, etc.   Prices the lowest.  BROWN    &    CO.   Hall Block, 269 Baker St.  M  w  W  w  ���ffi  ?mi  mi  i.C=>.  '(-.���CZTCZ).  1'(=..  }���(_?'  i'(z)-f  We have sold 75 per cent of all the  Portland Cement  Fire Brick Fire Clay  and Sewer Fipe  USED IN KOOTENAY  Just received carload Dominion Ale and Porter  (PINTS AND QUA UTS)  Dominion White Label Ale (pints and quarts).   This is  the finest Ale brewed in Canada.  Dominion Bulk Ale (15 gallon kegs)  Teacher's Scotch Whiskey is still the best.  %  giA'en pledges that he would not, if  elected, vote to repeal the penalty-  clause. Smith of southeast Kootenay not only fa\Tors the laAV, hut  paid $3.50 a day to his miners when  other mines in his neighborhood  cut wages to $3. Houston of Nelson made the retention of the law  in its entirety the main issue in his  campaign. This is notice to the  coast members who favored the repeal of the law that the law must  stand. AVill they bo wise enough  to heed the notice?  %  H. J. EVANS & CO.  .(_.'(_?.  ���<__"(_? 'e=)\  &i%_i%_^&%%��i  '-^mm\  Tub Wilson-Davis-BodAvell com-  biue got pretty thoroughly smashed  in Kootenay. The combine favored  Mackintosh in Rossland, Fletcher in  Nelsou, Keen in Slocan, Costigan in  southeast Kootenay, and Armstrong  in northeast Kootenay. All five  AA'ere defeated. The' people of  Kootenay Avill not stand outside  intermeddling, and the sooner the  lightweight lawers in Vancouver  and Victoria realize this the better  ifc will be for the province.  Wilson, Davis and Bodwell are  all in favor of tinkering Avith the  eight-hour law, because they are  corporation lawyers. Luckily for  the people of the province these  three men are not in a- position to  do much harm.  W  Xit  Xii  Xii  Xli  Xli  Xli  Xit  Xii  Xli  w___m*i^^ ^^^      ^^^     ^*^ " ^^     ^^ * ^^K    ^^K * ^^^    ^^, * ^^^ "^���k * ^^k *^fck * ^^ *^^ ��� ^M^ ��� ��� ~0_\\f * _^__& * ^_f_f ��� 0_\fm ^_\\f * __W&* _0_\tf * 00* ___0 ��� __A___f* _____& * ____&* ______$ * _t___-f*______f ��� *_____1 *2a*  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  \li  Art Lectures, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  Lessons and Lectures Free of Charge.  W  (_..,__'. (__>.��  ��� <=>^> (=3^&'__i'(s:- e_i^^'(  _'_.  i-.  #  *  i r  w  ?*  -*  ^J  %  , s  m  SI  ** 5  w  fl-  m  s  ;  ��  t  ���t  m  ii��  f  "W  ft  '%  W  His  i  W  f  HUDSON'S BAY  COMPANY.  m  ��  INCORPORATED 16T0.  W  B  M  B  B  B  B  B  a,  We can suit  You with  What you  lequire in  Boots, Shoes  and Rubbers  We carry full lines from infants' to  men's, built by the best makers on the  continent, and will guarantee price and  quality to be satisfactory.  li  Thr Rossland Miner wails bo-  cause of Mackintosh's defeat. It  says Rossland has now no hopes of  having the premier a resident of  that city. Well, premiers are seldom selected from a party made  up of one man, and the Mackintosh  parfcy Avas made up of Mackintosh.  When Rossland has the good sense  to relegate mere grafters nnd money  bags to the rear, she may have a  premier.  Rossland and Nelson have the  same voting strength. The former  polled 1108 votes and the latter  11.39, or one-third as many votes as  were polled by tho cities of Victoria and Vancouver, each of which  haA'e four members in the legislative assembly. Rossland and the  tributary towns and camps should  have tAvo members, and Nelson and  the district adjacent should have  two. Slocan .and Revelstoke should  haA'e three. West Kootenay "muse  stand oufc for seven members.  Xit  xii  Xli  Xli  Mrs. Kenly, Artist and Teacher.  Xit  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  Xit  Xit  xit  Xit  Xit  Xii  Xii  Xii  xli  Xit  Xli  xit  m  .wL%  upon yesterday's victory.  J. H. Elliot.  B  B  B  ���B  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  Notes of the Campaign.  Ex-candidafce Hall realizes noAv  that promises are nofc always fulfilled. The 200 votes that secretary Parr of the Ymir Miners'  Union said he could deliver dwindled down to 50 Avhen the ballots  were counted.  The CroAv's Nest road from  Kitchener to Kuskonook Avas solid  for Houston. Of the 79 votes  polled in that, part of the riding,  Houston got 72 of them.  The Fletcher men AA'ere uproarious Avhen the vote from Ymir and  the Ymir mine was announced; but  thoy never said a word after they  heard from Kuskonook.  Kaslo, June 10.���John Houston:  Congratulations, old man.  R. F. Gkeen.  New Denver, June 10.���John  Houston: Ncav Deiwer Miners'  Union congratulates you on your  success. ;  ,.        D. J. Weir.  Kamloops, June 10.���John Houston: Heartiest congratulations.  Got licked myself, better luck next  time. , ���     F. J. Deane.  Sandon, June 0.���John Houston:  A splendid   victory.    Accept congratulations Sandon miners' Union.  W. L. Hagler.  Victoria, June 9,���John Houston:  Accept my hearty' congratulations.  J.'II. Turner.  Rossland, June 9.-- John Hous-  tou:    Glad of it. .  '  David B. Bogle.  Palace A/|eat IV|arI\et  Headquarters  for all kinds of  Fresh and Cured Meats.  -G>'t=3'c_i-c3'ez)-SZ.  'C?'��-..p_l.c=}  Tils,  six  constituencies in   East  and - West   Kootenay  polled   7100  votes,  or   more   A'Ofces   than  Avere  polled on  Vancouver Jbhind, that  has   fourteen   members;   or   moie  than   wero   polled   iu "VaneouA-er.  New Westminster, and  Westminster district, Avifch. nine members.  This   is   equal     representation   as  viewed from the  (/'oast politician's  standpoint.    Sn any redistribution  measure that may be introduced,  Kootenay must  have  what sije h  fairly entitled to, that if-, representation according to voting .strength.  KabL Kootenay, West Kootenay  and Yaie districts are the most important, in the proA'inee, and thoy  should have voting strength in the  legislative assembly in proportion  fco their importance. Thirteen oufc  of the thirty-eight members should  be allotted to Kootenay and   Y*ile.  Tiik six members-elect from East  and West Kootenay stand for the  eight-hour laAV as it is.    Green  of  Slocan   and    Wells   of   northeast  Kootenay Avere in the legislature j  Avhen fche law was passed and voted  for   ifc.     Curtis   of   Rossland   aa^is  elected because he Avas  known  to  faA'or it.   Taylor of Revelstoke has  The "French" A'bte at Ymir Aveut  solid for Fletcher. This Avas the  result of Fletcher having a worker  there who kneAv how to speak English in French.  The left wing of tho Houston  forces AA'as in command of general  ".Btock Bill" McLean of the Gordon  Highlanders.'and not one of fche  onemy escaped unliurfc,  Moore, of the Dublin Fusilcer?,  drove fche enemy from the YelloAV-  stone Avithout the loss of a man.  and captured all their supplies.  Every man at Salmo voted as he  said he would vote.  Candidate Houston had. only  thirteen supporters at Ymir aud  the Ymir miue, yefc he managed to  pull through with 200 odd votes fco  spare, Avhich seems strange.  The vote afc the Athabasca mine  Avas a disappointing* surprise to ex-  candidate Hall, and the vote at the  Duncan mines was equally disappointing to ex-candidafce Fletcher.  Houston carried all five of tiie  polling booths in Nelson, Avifch pluralities ranging from 10 to 50. In  booth .'J the vote stood Houston 79,  Fletcher 40, Hall 19.  Telegrams of Congratulation.  Greenavood, June 9.���John nous-  ton :   Congratulations.  Ma vou Hardv.  I  Repairing Pekin Line.  -London, June 11.-4:20 a. m.���  The admirals at Abu, acting in concert, are forcibly re-opening the  damaged line} Avhichjs guarded by  1500 men, composed of detachments  from the foreign fieefc. One hundred Americans under captain -Mc-  A1I are along Avitk them. They  have guns and armored trains for  use Avhen the line is repaired which  can hardly be effected before Monday night.   '  Fatal Railway Accident.  Providence, R. I., June 10.'���  There was a collision on the War-  beck suburban line of the Union  Raihvay company this noon. 'Tavo  regular cars struck end on. Four  Avere killed and aooufc 25 injured, of  _whom_three are-probably fatally  hurt. Lieutenant L. C. Kent ball is  amoug those who Avere not expeeted to live.  American Training Ship.  London, June 10.���The United  States training ship Buffalo, commandant Charles Hutchins, left  London today and proceeded for  Southampton.  League Games.  Hartford 7, Providence 10.  Syracuse 1, Rochester (5.  Chicago 8, Detroit 5,  Kansas City (1, Cleveland 8. ^  Minneapolis ,"��, Buffalo 3.  A feature will bo mado of tho poultry and  game trade. They will always bo on hand during their season.  J. L.  PORTER, Prop.  169 Josophino St., betweon Baker and Vernon.  Telephone 159.  ���A..   ^33STST^3^L5T  Contracting Painters, Decorators, Paperhangers.  Full line of wall paper,'mouldings; ere,   Kals'o-  mining and Tinting.   Strictly first-class  work.  Estimates furnishcd|   Residence Mill Street,   MET CAN    H   f  Opposite School House   M������Un,  ��>�� U.  W. Starmer Srnith & Co.  PAPER HANGER, GLAZIER,/  PAINTER, ETC.  CHIMNEY SWEEPING  Ofllce Ward Street Opposite Opera House  Fruit and Ornamental Trees  Bhododendrona, Roses, Fancy Evergreens  Magnolas, Bulbs, new crop tested seeds, for spring  planting. Largest and most complete stock m  Western Canada'. Call and make your solections  or send for catalogue. Address at the nursery  grounds aud greenhouse.  Itf. J. HENRY.  8006 Westminster Road. Vattcouver. B. O.  St. JOSEPH'S SCHOOL  NELSON. B. C.  A boarding and day school conducted by the  Sisters of 3t. Joseph of Peace. It is situated at  the corner of Mill and Josephine stieete in one of  the best residential portions of Nelson, and fa  easily accessible from all parts of the city.  The course of study includes tho fundamenta!  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.  BLACKSMITHING  AND EXPERT  ,    HORSESHOEING  Wagon repairing promptly attended to by a  first-class wheelwright.  Special 'attention given to al! kinds of repairing and custom work from outside points.  Shop:   Hall St., botween Baker and Vernon  e7PTWhaMey, J. P.  NOTARY PUBLIC  Saw&  fieison  Planing IV|ills, Limited  Are prepared to furnish by rail, barge or teams  Dimension Lumber, Rough and Dressed  Lumber, Local and Coast Ceiling, Local and  Coast Flooring, Double Dressed Coast Cedar,  Rustic, Shiplap, Stepping, Door Jambs, Pine  and Cedar Casings, Window Stiles, Tuniedi  Work, Band-sawing, Brackets, Newel Posts,,  Turned Veranda Posts, Store Fronts, Doors;,  Windows and Glass.  Get prices before purchasing elsewhere  Office Corner (jail aqd Front Streets  Factory Hall Street Crossing G. P. R. Ti?acK  Mills Hall Street Wharf  P. Burns & Co.  Wholesale and Retail  "ISSc.      ' Dealers in Meats  Markets at   Nelson,   Kossland,   Trail;   Kaslo, Ymirs  Sandon,   Silvertos, If��w   Denver, Revelstoke, Fergusons Grand- Forksj-Greenwood, Cascade-City, ilid-���  way, and Vancouver.  Mail Orders Promptly Forwarded  isMng Season of 1900  " We are selling the fishing tackle which entices  the fish. We have the  Ttwst complete line of flies  and trolling baits.  See our fishing rod complete with line, leader,  reel, and flies for $5.  Office with C. W. West & Co., cornor Hall and  linker Rtreets.  Gity oflleo otXho Nelson Soda water Factory.  Nelson  lee Company  WHOLESALE AXD RETAIL DEALERS IK  Canada M  .Silverton, June 10.���John Houston: Accept the sincere congratulations of Silverton Miners' Union j  NELSON  A. R. BARROW, A.M.I.C.E.  PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  Cornel' Victoria and Kootenay Streots,  P. O. Bos S59. MXiEPHONB NO. SS  General agents for Mirror Lake Ice Company,  Ice delivered in any part of the city. Office at  Grand Central Hotel, Vernon and Ward btreets  Phono 148.   P.O. box 139.  LAND NOTICR  Notice is hereby given, that af fer one month I  wili makejipplication to tho Chief Commissioner  of Lands and Works to pui chase one hundred  and bixfy acres of land iu the District of West  JCootenay, in tho Province of British Columbia,  situated on the west side of Kootenay lake, on  Boulder creek, about two miles south of Balfour  Commencing at Initial Post marked "John Murk,  N: E. Corner," thenco west sixty-four chains,  thenco south twonty-flvo chains, thence east  s.ixty-f our chains, thence north twenty-live chains  to the Initial Post.  JOHN BURK.  Dated at Nelson this 7th day of April. 1900.  3M0TICE   TO   OONTKAOTOES.  Sailed Condors will be received until 32 o'clock  noon Monday, June 11th next, hy the undcr-  stcrncd for the election of a three story brick  block for Kirkpatrick & VVilson nnd A. II. Clo-  inciits. A deposit in the form of a marked  cheque payable to the order of the ownels tot the  sum oi.; per cent of llio amount of tender must  accompany cicli tender to insure consideration,  olheruibe it will nofc he entertained.  The lowest or any tender not neoes'avrily accepted. JBWAUT & CARRIE, Architects.  Kootus 7 and 8 Aberdeen RIock.  ay Steam Laundry  8L0MBEBG & SWEDSEijC  PROPRIETORS  Havbi  e Business  The only steam laundry in Nelson employing union labor  A. LARSON, Manager  Hard Coal  Anthracite  !     COAL!  GREAT REDUCTION  $9-651 Co���'8 ^    $6.15  DELIVERED  TELEPHONE  33  G.  Arthur Gee  MERCHANT  TAILOR  Removed lo Baker SUeeU opposite the Qneon'u  Of Fred J. Squire, merchant  tailor, Nelson, I intend to  continue the business so as  to keep the patronage of all  Mr. Squire's old patrons and  get a share of the general  trade, I am now prepared  to show the latest styles in  all lines of spring goods. A >  special line on hand at $25  per suit. All other lines at  low rates. None but Union  labor employed.  E. Skinner  Noclands' Building, Baker Street.  FftKD 3. SQUIKR, Manager.  ���' Mr*  i'   .  %i:#/!:XZ'i?..:iM?%:iPl' THE TRIBUNE: NELSON B. C, MONDAY, JUNE 11, 1900  BANK OF MONTREAL  CAPITAL, all paid up..$12,000,000  ������*   REST     7.000,000  Lord Strathcona and Mount lioyal ...President  Mon. Ueorgc A. Druiumond Vice-President  V.. S. Clouslon General Manager  NKLSON' BRANCH  Corner 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 the principal cities in Canadu.  Buy and soil Sterling  Exchange and Cablo  Transfers.  ,  Grant   Commercial   and   Travelers'   Credits,  availahlo in any part of the world.  Drafts l^ucd. Collections Made, Etc.  Savings Bank Branch  cuititKXT imn ok lXTunrar paid.  ATLIN CAMP IS PROSPEROUS  No Idle Men There.  U. D. Newton, the pioneer merchant of Atlin, is spending a few  days at the Coast cities. He spent  Hie whole winter there looking  after the many properties in which  y  he and others aro interested.  Of the development of the mining  claims on the many creeks and  gulches of the district, Mr. Xewton  says: This year will show that  Atlin ia one of tho greatest mining  camps in the world. It is a hydraulic proposition largely and that  opinion 1 held from the time I first  saw the district.  Many large companies are being  formed and leases obtained on l?,ygo  sections of hydraulic ground on all  the creeks. "The bulk of the gold  saving will in future be hydraulic.  There arc now many companies in  c >urse of formation and money is  on the wa> here to develop the  leases held. There will be at least  s-ix large hydraulic plants at work  till this beason, and eight or nine  others which will uot be ready for  active operations before the end of  this season, bnt will make a total of  18 or 20 plants operated next  -eason.  (Jn  nearly  all  tho   creeks  large  holdings have been syndicated and  leased at a  good  price  or  sold  to  heavily oapitali/.edcompanies, which  aie pushing active work. The Atlin  Willow^JIydraulic   Company,    of  ���which   the   principal    owners   are  Messrs. Thomas Dunn, and  11.    15.  \Skinucr,  of   Vancouver,   and   ex-  * mayor Braeketl. of Minneapolis, is  one of the first to make a  showing  ���uilh   cxtensive^opcrations.     They  own neatly1 all Willow creek and  here   they have been  sluicing  al-  i oady this spring with  most  satis-  lying   results.     The' first   week's  operations, ending May 2(ith, netted  $10,000 in coarse gold and nuggets,  and     they     have     only     begun.  The    frost   has    only , been    oufc  of    the    ground    and    they   are  by    no    means     down    to    bed  lock, the returns  from  which  will  nmch higher.    Then it must be remembered that practically all the  line gold and  some of the coarse  gold lodges, in  the crevices of the  bark and between the bark and the  wood of the timbers at the bottom  of the sluice���boxes. and this will lie  there until the close of operations  in tlio fall, when  the  timbers will  ibe taken up and  burned, and a big  "(cleanup realized from that.-  The same men own the Caledonia  gioup on Pino creek, near its junction with Willow, and they have  Ibeon making a new trench to carry  '"the water from tho upper portion  cof Willow across and down to tha  K.oiiflucnco of the two streanib, so  it hat all the ground between the  .'two creeks may be worked over and  washed.  IT% White Pass people who have  large Holdings on Boulder and  Vright have a large plant on the  ,ground an4 nve putting'things, in  i-hapo for ajt> exten.sivo season's  work. A largtf English company,  represented by a Mr. William*, has  large holdings on Birch and Pine,  which they are preparing to work.  Sunrise gulch, opposite the mouth  of Pine aud not far from tho city  of Atlin. will also be worked by a  large hydraulic company.  On McKee, lluby, Parliament,  Wilson, Otter, Spruce and other  creeks largo' holdings aro being  bonded for considerable sums, and  several deals have just been completed and the cash paid over. In  others final arrangements are pending. The way in which all the  properties whether singly or in  groups arc being picked up shows  the confidence that tho camp has  inspired. In nearly every instance  it is old country capital which has  been invested.  Mr. Newton i.s enthusiastic over  the prospects i'or the camp. He  said Atlin hydraulic propositions  will yield handsome returns when  Nome aud Dawson are forgotten.  While attention is being given to  ^hydraulic developments, Mr. Newton says that individual placer  i-laims are being worked in consid-  Is now prepared to issue Drafts and  Letters of Credit on Skaguay, U. S.,  Atlin, B. C, and Dawson City, N. W. T.  erable numbers, many of them -with  big results.  Quartz claims are also very promising. One recently located not 11  miles from Atlin goes $22 to $26 in  free gold, and the vein is eight feet  wide. The Anaconda group now  owned by lord Erne.st Hamilton's  company, is being worked with a  stamp mill and showing good results.  Business is good in Atlin, and  .Mr. Newton says every man in the  district who wants it, has work,  and there will be more men wanted.  The going wages are $,'i to $."5.50 a  day, and board.  Capital Authorized  Capital Paid up  Rest  $2,500,000  $2,391,863  $1,554,710  D. It. Wilkie, General Manager.  E. Hay, Inspector.  Nelson Branch���Burns Block, 221 Bakor Stroet  J. M. LAY, Manager.  ALL  WIRES, BURIED.  Every laige city is interested iu  the problem of disposing of wires.  Strung overhead, these wires are  not only unsightly but dangerous.  In many instances they have  caused fire, and then hindered the  putting out of the blaze. By  breakage or accidental contact they  have caused many a shock fatal to  man or beast.  To meet this dual evil Baltimore.  is  constructing a conduit system,  but to reach tho^Dhit St wliich an  actual   beginning   could    be    had  many obstacles put in the  way by  companies   concerned   had    to   be  overcome.    Indeed, the  effort  cov-.  ered a period of years.   Other cities  have   essayed   something   in 'this  direction, but  none  so complete a  system as  Baltimore   is   building.  As a pioneer in a new field of municipal betterment, this scheme must-  be regarded with keen interest.    1 n  1S92 Baltimore  was authorized  to-  submit to  vote  a proposal for the  issue of one million dollars in bonds  for a  conduit system.    There was-  delay after  delay in  the  council,  but the plan to issue the bonds was  given popular approval in 1897.    A  year later a special commission was  appointed to undertake the  work.  Under direction of this body three  hundred miles of ducts have been  laid beneath nine miles of streets  this being the result of last year's,  work, and  about one-third of the  entire   system planned.      After a  cessation the task is about to be resumed, the  expectation tieing that-  it will be finished iri 3901.    It will  then underlie thirty-four miles of  streets.  The conduit will be used by one  railway consolidation, one-electric  light company, two telegraph companies, and two telephone companies. The duets vary from4 eight-  ecu to eighty-one iu number, and  are designed to meet demands from,  fifty .per cent to one hundred per  cent greater than now exist. One  objection, that high tension wires  in fche same conduit with those of  low tension would interfere with,  the working of the latter, has been  overcome. The Bell Telephone Company intends fco construct and operate an independent conduit, basing its right to do so upon some  shrewd legislation enacted in ite?  behalf in ISS!)- The city has vainly- sought-iu-the -courts- to- overthrow the contention of this corporation*, but, at any rate, Bell  wires will havo to be buried like  the rest.  Companies using the municipal  conduit will be obliged to pay s.  rental sufficient to meet fixed  charge, the cost of maintenance,  and to establish a sinking fund to  pity off the bonds in twenty-five  years. This will permit rentals to  be low. All the work performed  has been by direct labor. The municipal wage in Boston is $10 for a  week of forty-eight hours, while in  private employment it is $7.."0 for a  week of sixty hours. Tho engineer  in charge had beon at first in favor  of the contract .system, bufc now believes the one employed far superior. No jobs were given out afc  political dictation, but the best  meu were hired, and the .selected  force proved,most efficient.  A Strike Wisely Settled.  As an illustration of wise policy  in eases where the dispute has  passed into a strike, a very notable  case has lately occurred on the  New York Central system afc Buffalo. The ear repairers employed  by that company, although many  of them had within sixty days received an increase of wages, went  on strike late in April for a further  inciease. Instead of arbitrarily refusing to consult with the strikers  aboufc the merits of the case, the  Central's superintendent of mobive  power went to Buffalo on purpose  to meet .and confer with a committee of the men. This reasonable  and enlightened policy yielded the  good results that it can almost always be counted upon fco do.   It  THE   POOR   OF  THE   CITIES.  Robert .Donald gives a pitiful  picture of the condition of the poor  in London. He says that the need  for better housings increases at a  greater rate than can be kept pace  with, and rents were never so high.  He v denounces the injustice that  punishes the grocer or butcher that  sells bad food, while there is no law  to punish the landlord who rents  places iu such a condition from a  sanitary pointvof view as amounts  to a sentence of death upon anyone  who will move into them. What  is true of London is true of almost  every city to a greater or less extent. Probably D. O. Mills's cheap  hotels are, the most modern inventions for doing away wifch the horrors of the slums. He has built  two, great buildings in New Fork  with every sanitary arrangemeut  perfect, and they are both so large  and so ordered thafc they rent  rooms to men for a pittance merely,  and supply them with baths and all  essential necessities of hotel life and  tbe house still pays fair interest on  the money at rates never dreamed of  before in hotel handling. In the  same way the tenement houses  might be bnilt and leased and the  horrors of the present tenement  districts taken away. One fortunate  movement is thafc the cities in our  country have grown so abnormally  fast and rents have .become so high  that now great manufacturers thafc  employ very many people are drift-  proved   that   when    laborers    are  treated   with   respect    and   their  unions   recognized   dealings   with  them  can  be as satisfactory and  honorable as between any so-called  "business men," and with no more  danger of violence.   A wage scale  was agreed upon whicli gave the  men nearly all they asked, while on  the   other    hand    they    conceded  points which it appeared  the company could not consistently grant.  The     superintendent   of     motive  power stated after the conference  that "in some cases the rate  of increase over the original pay previous to March _ 6th is iu the vicinity of 40 per cent; in other cases it  is only 10 or 12.    It was clearly understood between myself and the  committee that the company would  always be ready to give a hearing  to any committee of its employees  that the men might select on any  grievance that   may arise.    If  at  .such meeting they Avish to have an  adviser  who is not  an   employee  there will be no objection to that,  but the company will deal with its  employees directly."  INDIA'S FAMINE AND PLAGUES.  The picture's of distress whicli are  flashed   from  India from  time  to  time are so pitiable that one wonders how it can be, in these modern  times  that no   provisions  can   be  made to ward off the awful suffering.   The famine has been supplemented by a double contagion, and  under it the people are dying so  fast   that   the   carrion   birds   are  gorged     to   satiety.    One   would  think that generous nations would  be moved to go to the relief of the  wretches,   lest   the   plague spread  and all the world become involved.  Thei e are devoted men and women  there by the thousands,  trying  to  stem the awful current; money is  being poured out like water, but  like water turned upon the fire of  a great eity, it avails nothing until  the    conflagration   has   run    its  course, for those fanatics will keep  one of-their number, who has  died  of the plague, concealed* in their  homes,   though    they,,   know   the  presence of the  dead  only  breeds  more death for them.    Civilization  flourished there long ago; it, except;  its superstitions   and    vices,   has  passed on, and.those who remain  seem waiting only for death.    We  were all inexpressibly   shocked a  few days ago when it was told ��� us  that 200 people had been suddenly  killed in a coal mine disaster.   The  whole   state   was   stirred   at  the  mighty catastrophe, and the sympathy   of the whole people were  enlisted to provide relief for the  families of the dead.   But in  India"  fifteen times 200" are dying daily;  this has been going on for months,  and no one can approximate the  time when  the   dreadful* tragedy  will   be   over.   This   is, too, in  a  Avorld where swift ships traverse  the sea, where food is in some landN  so plentiful that it will scarcely pay  for transportation to market.   The  only inference is that the wild beast  is not yet bred out of human hearts,  and the original selfishness of mankind still dominates the world.  ing out of the cities into the country. This will have the effect of  relieving the strain in a few years.  As business consolidates, as operations grow larger and the manufacturers' plants increase in size,  one plant will give work for people  enough to make a village. It is a  clear ease that it would be economy  for manufacturers to get out of  where rents are high and fix a place  where land is cheap aud the air is  pure. The difference in rent would  more than make up the difference  in transporting the manufactured  product back to the city for the  market. In that way it is possible  that after a while all manufactories  will be moved away from the great  centers and the city proper will  simply be a great clearing-house, as  well as for goods as for money.  A   BOER   SHARPSHOOTER.  In all the fighting the Boer sharpshooter plays an  important part.  Keep an eye on one of the.se marksmen, and you   will get   an   object  lesson in  Boer tactics.    When  an  action begins the sharpshooter will  separate from the main  body and  proceed cautiously until he secures  a position within easy  range   (for  the average Boer 300 yards is an  easy range) of the enemy. There he  will construct a "schanze," or  cover. In this "schanze" he will stretch  himself and   prepare for the   business of the day,  which is to kill as  many Englishmen as he can without betraying his own whereabouts.  He  has   provided  himself with a  water bottle, some hard  bread and  biltong,   and   generally   carries   a  pair of field glasses.   Nor has he  forgotten his pipe and tobacco.    Tf  it is possible to effect it, a shade,  for   at least a part   of   his   body,  is     arranged.       Thus     ensconced  the    sharpshooter   very    patiently  waits   for   the  opportunity to  get to work.    The Boer lines begin  to crawl forward.    The British  artillery breaks out angrily, and fleeting glimpses of khaki show along  the   English positions.    Disposing  his  body comfortably, the  sharpshooter fixes a perfect  rest  for his  rifle, adjusts the" sight, and skims  the barrel with his eye.   Presently  he marks  down a "Tommy."    But  he doesn't fire.   Not yet.   He waits  until he gets the man  right on the  "bead." Then bang! and the marked  man collapses iu a heap.   His comrades see him go down, but cannot  tell whence came the ^bullet wliich  slew him.    The tiny puff of smokeless powder has been wafted away  before the missile reaches its mark,  and not even the stirring of a  leaf  gives   a  clue   to   the marksman's  whereabouts.   A sharpshooter will  keep this up all day, occasionally  regaling himself with a lunch of  biltong and a puff at his pipe, blowing the smoke carefully along  the  ground.   Cool, collected, his nerves  quiet, his pulse normal, one of these  men will do an appalingl execution  in the course of a prolonged fight.  A FULL LINE OF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  local and coast.  Flooring  local and coast.  Newel Posts  Stair Eail  Mouldings  Shingles  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  of nil kinds.  IK WHAT YOU WANT IS NOT IN STOCK  WK WILL MAKK IT FOR YOU  CALL AND GET PRICES.  Successors to  A. DEWAR & CO.  Rough and  Dressed  Lumber  Shingles  Mouldings  A-1 White Pina Lumber Always in  Stocl\.  We carry a complete stock of  Coast Flooring, ^Ceiling, Inside Finish, Turned Work, Sash and Doors.  Special order work will receive  prompt attention.  MINING STOCKS  BOUGHT AND SOLD  Referendum Trensurj Slock  K\cheouei, 10<H> '  Big Horn, .KXIfl  Peoria. .TOOO SOU  Richelieu, 1000  WANTED  Rambler-Cariboo and ("limit  Kor -ale���(>-ronm houso, ifume addition, SKA  H-rdom honsf>, cheap; teuns e.isj ; closo in.    CALL ON"-   Porto Rico LumberCo. Ltd.  Contractors and Builders  WILL DO WELL TO  Buy Their Lumber  AT  G. 0. Buchanan's  A largo stock of flrst-clasa dry material on  hand, also a full Una of sash, doors, mouldings,  turned work, etc.  Factory Work a Specialty  Yard i   Foot of Hendryx street, Nelson 7  John Rae, Agent  Telephone; 91  J. M. LUDWIG  M.inuf.ietuicss of and  dealers in Harness, Pack  and Stock Saddles. Apara-  joq<5, Collars, Biidlos and  Whip-,,  Nelson Harness Shop  Hall Street, Nelson.,  ,  Jul* xi.��� JTI U&Ov/X  BROKER, WARD STREET  azzxz-zzzzxxxxzxzixxzzzxzzixz-xxixxxzxxxixxxzxzxzxxxi;  ,JUST   ARRIVED  A Car Load of  Allen's Apple Cider.  THORPE & CO.  ZXXXZ-Z-tTZIlXZZXZTXXXXXIXZXS.XXZXXXZZZZIXXXiXXX.XXX  Kootenay   Coffee   Co,  NELSON. B. C.  Coffoo roasters and dealers in Tea and Coffee.  Offer fretih roasted coffee of best quality as  follows:  Java and Arabian Macha, por pound 9  *0  Java and Mocha Blend. 3 pounds.....  1 00  Fine 8antos,4 pounds  1 00  Santos Blend, 6 pounds  1 00  Our Special -Blend, fi pounds  1 TO  Our Rio Roost, G pounds , I 00  A trial ordor solicited.  Salesroom 2 doors eas��t>  of Oddfellows block. West Baker street.  MONEY TO LOAN   AT -7PER CENT   ON BUSINESS PROPERTY '  Apply O. I.. LENNOX, Solicitor, Nolson B. C  Alex Stewart  Room 3, Turner & Boeeh Block.  KELSON.  DR. ALEX FORIN  Oi mci::   Hm'Mov JJiocic.  Charles  Stock arfd Share Broker  enera  logan mmum HOT  J. H. Mc.MAXUH, M-uingcr.  Bar stocked with bosl brand-, of ivincs, lio,uoi ?,  and Cigars. Hei-i on (hauglit. Lnigu comfortable looms.   Kii-st-Uass I.ible board.  GOSTELLOS EXPRESS  AND TRANSFER  Baggageand express moved loan) part of thu  ly. Special attention given to heavj teaming.  Ofllce comer VirtorU ami Ward street*-.   Telo  city  Oj  phono 192,  XV  heavj teaming.  il street*-.   Tct(  . A. C03TKI.LO, .Manage!.  Mines  Real Estate  Insurance  Loans  Notavy Public and Conveyancer.  Rents Collected on Commission.  ?J(X) cash for lot on Ciiibona'c street.  ��!<KXJ (e.isj tonus) uill bit) 11 lie- coiner on Baker  street. good bote! --ite.  gliKXI v>i!l buy line corner on Vemon street, gooct  hotel silo.  $!2w> vt ill buy lot on liaker street nearfiherhrook  bouse. --  &m (half cash) will buy 3 lot*, in Bogustov. n.  $.'.V) 1 o9.7. apiece- for r bono lots uu Carbonate  streot. '  Stf) per month mil lent 8 loomed house, innjie-  (il.llO Jill  SCS-.KII).  ��8."iU, part ciish. will buj house nml lol on Robson  st rent near Stanley si i cet.  ColtdKcnml nice lot with iruit tree--, ."i mi io point*  Runch .it Pilot IU\,(ii)uc-ie-> under cult i\ation.|  Jl.iV) will buj eott4ij,'0 anil lot on Stanley street.  REAL ESTATE AND  INSURANCE AGENTS  Agents for J. & J. TAYLOR SAFES  Bogustown)   Fairview   Addrtfcmv  "notice or "meeting!  The Xelson pi umber-., jjnH -l"d sUont filter^'" j  union inoet-s every second and fourth Friday ad  the Miiicra' Union hall ai 8 p.m.  II. WKKKS. Secretary pro torn..  .  AMERICAN  AND  EUROPEAN  I PLANS  Wholesale  Houses  NELSON  B. C.  J. A. Sayward  HALL AND LAKE STREETS, NELSON  Porto Rico Lumber Co.  (LIMITED)  MEALS  25  CENTS  ROOMS LIGHTKD BY ELECTRICITY  AND HEATED BY STEAM  25 CENTS TO *1 -  321 to 331 Baker Street, Nelson.  QUEEN'S HOTEL  BAKER STREET. NELSON.  Lighted by Electricity and Heated with Hot Air.  Large comfortable bedrooms and  flrst-clasa  dining-room. Sample rooms for commercial men.  RATES S2 PER DAY  N|rs. E. G. ClarKe, Prop.  I.ATE OF THE ROYAL HOTEL, CALOABY  MEN WANTED  1000 men wanted to unload Cunan's  BIG SCHOONERS  or Half-and-half  10c  Beer or Half-and-half onlj  COOL  KUKSII  AT THE  CLUB HOTEL  The only good Jleer in Nelson  Wjadden House  Baker and Ward  Streets, Nelson  The only hotel In Nelson that has remained  nnder one management since 1800.  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   erie, b. a  First-class In every respect. Choicest wines,  'liquor*, and cigars. Every comfort for transient  and resident guests.  ��� HEADQUARTERS POR UNION MEN.  JOSEPH CAMPBELL, Proprietor.  J. E. ANNABLE  GENERAL  BROKER  Three dwelling houses for sale on easy teraas.  One lot  on' Stanley   streot,  opposite Royal  hotel, for sale at a*bargaiu. .      i  One seven-roomed house and one throe-room  bouse for rent.  See ANNABLE  Lethbridge Gait Goal  The best value for the money in the market)  for all purposes.  tkkms cash      W. P. TncRNKv, General Agent  Tfileohone Xii.    Office with C. D. J. ChrlsUfi.  SMOKE  ROYAL SEAL  AND  ���KOOTENAY BELLE-  CIGARS  UNION MADE  Kootenay Cigar Mfg. Go.  NKLSOK, BRITISH COLtTHDU  R. BEISTERER & CO'  BBKWKR8 AND UCTTLKK8 OS1  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  Prompt nnd regular  delivery to tho trade  Nelson   Wine   Oo.  CHOICE WINES  Special attention given to family trado"  Toieafc��tr?et;     FBAN8C L TAMW  NelhCl). 13, C. MAHAGKK    .  PalmH siK feet high. 500 roKC, pot grower in  20 varieties. ^A choice collection of houso and  bedding plants. rI housandis Lo (-.elect from. Out  fiowcrtf and design1*, inspection invited. The  Nelson Gieen Hoiiac, Front htroet, two blocks  eaitof wharf. D. MeCRKATH.  Orders by mail promptly filled.  Notice of Application for a   Certificate of Improvements.  JJIIOKKX Hf! I. MlNBUAt. Ci wm, si i v ut: is iiib  AiSsuoitiii   Minim;   Division'    ok   ��i:si  KOOPKNW DlMKK-l, AMI lAH'VIKO AIKHT  ���I WO Mll.l-S STO'lllWHSr Oi-' AlJiSWOItTH, AI>-  Jtll.MMr 'HIE AltKAVhVt.. L.VIlfc��,��M> L MO.V  aIini.hai  claims.  Take notice that f, It. K. Young. (actii)K as  atfent foi-K. J. RolierU., free miner'K certificate  special No. bSl. and Anna C. Buckley, fice  miner's certificate No. Ii. li.W) freo iiiincrH rt-r-  tillcate No. H. UtAili. intend. M\tj da>i. from tbe  ilalo hereof, loapjily to tho iiiuiinK recorder for  a ccrtillcato of imi>i'o\cmeiith, for tho pmpobO o  ubtnimiifr .i crown Kraut of tbu above claim.  And further Nike notice that notion, under sec  lion ST. must bo commenced befote tl>c Ksiuiucc  of Kiich t ertillcHte of improvements.  Dated this 24th daj of April. A. IJ.. I'M).  ,  ��. K. YOUNG. P.L.3.  DERATED AND MINERAL WATERS.  THORPE & CO., LIMITED.���Corner Verrion  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 as��yere supplies. Agents for Denver  Fire Clay Co. of Denver, Colorado.  CIGARS.  KOOTENAY CIGAK MANUFACTURING  CO.���Corner Baker and Hall streets, Nel  son, manufacturers of "Royal Seal" and "Kooto  nay Bello" brands of cigars.  COMMISSION MERCHANTS.  TT J. EVANS & CO.���Baker street, Nelson  J-L��   wholesalo    dealers   in   liquors,    cigars,  cement, Arc brick and fire clay, water pipe and  steel rails, and genoral commission merchants.  ELECTRICAL   SUPPLIES.  KOOTKNAY ELECTRIC SUPPLY & CONSTRUCTION COM PA NY���W holes ilode.il-  ei-s in telephones, annunciators, bells, batteries,  ii\tuics, etc., Houston block. Nelson.  FLOUR AND FEED.  BRACKMAN - KER MILLING COMPANY  ���Cereals, Klour, Grain, Hay. Straight or  mixed cars 6hippcd to all Kootenay Points.  Grain ele\atoi sat all principal points on Cnlgar\-  Kdmont.oiiR.lt. Mills at Victoiia, Xew Westminster, and Edmonton, Alberta.  rpAYLOR   FEKD &   PRODUCE   CO.-Rakcr  ���*���   sticet.   Nelson   (George   F.   Motion's old  stand).   Flour, Feed, Gram, Hay anil Produce. .  Car lots a specialty.   Correspondence solicited.  Phone 20.  FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  P    BURNS &   CO.���Baker   street.   Nelson,  -1- ���   wholesale dealers in fresh and cured meats.  Cold storage.  GROCERIES.  A MACDONALD & CO.���Cornor Front and  ��� Hall streets, wholesale grocers and  jobbers m blankets, gloves, mitts, boots, rubbers,  mackinaws and miners' sundries.  OOTENAY SUPPLY   COMPANY,   LIMI-  TED���Vernon   street,  Nelson,   wholesalo  grocers.  TOHN CHOLDITCH & CO.-Front street, Nel-  **    son, wholesale grocers.  fp R. STEWART & CO.���Warehouses on C. P.  -1- ��� R. track, foot of Stanley street, Nelson,  wholesalo dealers in provisions, produce and  fruits. Cold storage. Agents Armour &z Co.'s  bacon, hams, lard and othor products.  JY. GRIFFIN & CO.-Front street, Nelson,  ���   wholesalo   dealers   in   provisions,   cured  meats, butter and eggs.  HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.  H BYERS & CO.-Corner Baker and Josephino  ��� streots, Nelson, wholesale dealers in hardwaro and mining supplies. Agents for Giant  Powder Co.  AWRENCE   HARDWARE    COMPANY���  Baker St.,  Nelson,  wholesale   dealers in  hardware and mining supplies, and water and  plumbers' supplies.  ANCOUVER   HARDWARE    COMPANY  LIMITED���Baker street, Nelson, wholesalo  dealers in hardware and mining supplies, plumbers and tinsmiths' supplies.   Agnnts Ontario  Works.  LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  rpuRNER, BEETON & CO.-Corner Vernon  ���*���" and Josephine streets, Nelson, wholesale  dealers in liquors, cigars and dry goods. Agents  for Pabst, Brewing Co. of Milwaukee and Calgary Brewing Co, of Calgary.  paint"s_1jjd-~oilsT  "VTELSON HARDWARE COMPANY-Baker  A' Streot���Wholesale dealers m paints, oils,  and brashes of all kinds. Largest stock in  Kootenay. ; ____*___  ^ POWDER, CAPS AND~ FUSE.  HAMILTON   POWDER  COMPANY-Baker.  street. Nelson, manufacturers of dynamite,  sporting, slumping and black blasting powders,  wholesale dealers in caps and fuse, and electric  blasting apparatus.  SASH AND DOORS.  NELSOaV saw and planing mills,  LIMITED-Corner Front and Hall streets,  Nelson, manufacturers of and wholesale dealers  in sash and doors; all kinds of factory work made  to order. ; _1_  TENTS   AND  AWNINGS.  NELSON TENT AND AWNING FACTORY���  Baker street, Nelson. Manufactuiers of all  kinds of tents, awnings, and canvas goods.  P__0. Pqk70.   Theo. Madson, pioprictor.   WINES AND CIGARS.      -  'nALIFQRNIA, WINE COMPANY, LIMI-  v-' TED���Corner Front ftnd HaU streets, Nelson, wholesalo dealers In wines jcaso and bulk)  and domnatin and imports cjgarg.   i '  . ______ _  pHARLES PARKRU���Mining and milling en-  ^   gincer.   West Baker street. Nelson.  FJ^TERNAL   SOCIETIESr  NELSON LODGE.-NO. 23, A. F. & A. M-  Moets second Wednesday In each month.  Sojourn lug brethren invited.  KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS��� Nelson Lodge, No.  25, Knights of Pythias, meets in I. O. O. F.  HaU, corner Baker and Kootenay streets, every  Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock. ^Visiting Knightd  ocrdially Invited to attend. "  &8,   Leonard Scott, C.C.  R. O. Joy, K. af R.  NELSON L. O. L-, No. 1092, ineeta in I. 0. O. F.  Hall, cornor Baker and Kootonay streets.  1st and 3rd Friday of each mouth. Visiting  brethorn cordially invited. It. Robinson, W, M.  W. Crawford, Kecordtiig-Sociutaiy.   NELSON JUlilK, Number 22, Fraternal Order  of Eagles, moots every second and fourth  Wednesday inooch mouth   in  Fraternity Hall.  Visiting brethren welcome   W, GoMieli, Preai  '  dent,   Charles Prosser, Secretary.  _^����� "unions. "'  ���RTELSON MINERS' UNION NO. SC. W. F. ol  J-' M.���Meeta In minors' union rooms, north- -  east corner Victoria and Kootenay streets, every  Baturday evening at 8 o'clock. Visiting members welcome. M. It, Mowatt, Prociilciit. J.unen  Wilkes. Secretory.   TRADKK AND LABOR C'OUNCIL.-Tho regular meetings of the Nelson Trades and Labor  Council will ba held in the mineis' utnoit hall,  corner of Victoria and Kootenay rtrcetM, on the  first and third Thursday of e.ich inonth, at  7.30 p.m. G.J. Thorpe, President, J. H.Mathe-  son. Secretary.   THE regular meetings of tbe Cai pouters" Union  aro held on Wednesday e\oning of each.  week, at 7 o'clock, in tho Miners' Union hall corner Victoria and Kootenay stieet.s. R. Robinson, President.   James Colling, Secretary.  B~ ARBERS" UNION.-Xelsoii Union, Xo. TW. of  the International Journcj men 1J.�� ber s L'nion of America, meets every lli-it tinrl thud Mon-  davof each mouth in Mtivoi's Union Il.ill.rorni'r  of Victoria and Ivootvn.it stieet-j. at .s'Si ji.ui.  sharp. VislUng biothcts cordially iniilcil to  attend. J. II. Mntimsou, Picsident. W. S. Bcl-  villc, Secietarj.  B~~IUCKLAYKlis AND MAhOVS UNION,  'lhe Hncklajeis ,md Mil sons Jnlei national  I nion No 3 of NeNon meets seioml .md fouilh  Tuesdays-in eneh month at Mineis-' l'nion ball  J. W. Klchor, president: Joseph (,'lnrk, locotding  and corresponding secretary^.   LABORER'S' UNION.���Nelson Uihnrcrs* Protective Union, >o. M-'I, A. V. of L.. meets m  Mmeis' Union Hull, noithcast cniiier of Victoria  and Kootenaj sticet*. i'\ery Monday e\cmng  iilSn.m. shiup. Witiug nictiiiMTs of tho American Federal urn eouliallj im itcd toattend. John  Million, Pronideut. Pertj Sltackelton, Scciotarj.  NELSON PAIXTRILV UNION-The regular  meeting of the Painters' Union is held  t).o Iirst and thud Frulajsin each month.it Mineis' Luton lull at 7.*) sharp.  T. O. Skat ho. Prchincnt.  Will J. Hatch, yocrct&ry*  jwiwrnmB 4
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r.ar which will accommodate two teams.
There are now .10 patients under-
goiiiK treatment at Uao general hospital. This is
the largest niimberof|>aticnts for.se vcrnl months,
A number of typhoid patients are being treated,
but none of theni are of a dangerous nature.
C. W. Riley, late of the Athabasca
mine, is seriously ill nt the general hospital. His
condition was somewhat improved yesterday.
Several crews  of oarsmen  were
out on the lake yesterday taking preparatory exercise for tlio Dominion Day races. Tco oarsmen
arc taking great intore-t in the aquatic sports
and the local events ivill be hotly contested.   •
Association'football players  are
requested to meet on the recreation grounds this
evening for a practice game. The local c'ub is in
(oiiimumcilion with Kaslo, Ti.ul and Silver'on,
and a game m conncc'ion with the Dominion Day
eelebra'ion is among the lKtuics.
Captain Gore leaves today for
the Columbia river to arrange the steimboal
scr\ ice. The steamer Kootenaj will ticup for
scvoial days while sho is being painted and re-
The advertising car of the  Eng-
lish-Amciican cuens ai lived here last night and
the town will be billed tod.i>.
With   the   inauguration  of   the
"Impciial Limited" scivice the Canadian Pacific
i-ailwaj willopciatc a thiough sleeper between
Arrowhead and Vancoiner tor the accommodation ol tho Kootenaj business.
Many friends will learn with regret of the death of Julwaid Russell, who pissed
unaj on Satuidaj night at the Ciickuiuy hos
pitul. Deceased had undo gone an operation for
rupture of the appendix, but the trouble was too
far advanced. He was a natnc of Dorbjshiie,
Kngland, and came to Nelson in IS'li-from Portland, Oiegon, wheie his mother and sister still
rc-idc. lie resided with his wife and child on
Latimer sticet and was interested in mining pio-
perties neai Kuskonook. The funeial take--place
Rev. J. JT. White made his initial
appearance in the pulpit of the Jlethodist church
^csteidaj morning. Air. White remaikcd th.it
neither he noi the congiegation had any intimation of the confoienee's action in sending lum to
Nelson, which he lcgardcd as an omen th.it his
pastoiate would bo ciownod with success.
The   steam . launch   Pretoria   is
uiideigoiiiga thorough refitting at the C. I\ R.
shipj.irdsand willpiolubly be launched for the
season this week. She has been handsomely
painted and will be one of the trimmest launches
on the w.itci front. The scow for the C. 1'. II.
tourists' houseboat is also undei wa\.
... J. Curran has made an application for an hotel license at (he I'aik hotel, near
the teiminus of the tiamway compan.\'s line.
fiie Western Mercantile Compaqy, Limited.
Just Received.
9     *
A large consignment of the latest
styles of hats, union and custom
made.   Clothing  for bargains  at
Yesterday's Ball Game.
Tho hall game on the .recreation
grounds yesterday afternoon proved
to  be  an easy thing 'for the city
nine.    It takes a fast picked nine to
defeat at earn in constant practice,
aud Jim McPheje's aggregation  was
not built on ftisb Hues.    The game
was   almost   too   one-sided   to -be
exciting, but the crowd which filled
the grand stand managed  to get
considerable amusement out of the
play.    The eity nine played their
usual clean  game   and   scored   21
runs.    The McPhee nine was composed of players who would prove
good ball players with practice, bufc
they were never in the running for a
moment   and   only   tallied    twice.
The   teams    were    made    up    as
follows;     City   team—Waters, p.;
MeLeod. c; Partridge, lb.; Henderson, r.f.; Houston, 3b.; Rockenfield,
s.s. (captain); Mills, 2b.; Neelands,
l.f.; Pha i r, cf.    Picked team—Black-
wood, p.; Caverley, c; Bennett, 2b.;
Campbell, r.f.; Moore, lb.  (captain);
Eacritt, s.s.; Emerson, 3b.; Worth,
cf.; Greenlees, l.f.
We have just received a fresh  consignment  of Christie's famous
Fancy Biscuits and! Cream Sodas.
Aiso McCormick & Company's Jersey Cream Sodas.
P. O. BOX 170.
Telephone 101.
D. M. Ferry & Company'H Seed*,
i'rcah Jfccs Received Daily
n l\. jrvirjg & Go
Lots of them ia fche city water.  Get one of our filters
on trial.   Prices 40 eents, $1.25 and $1.75.
i doors west of Dominion Express office.
P. O. Box 653.   Phono.: Office 147, House 152
Three niv room Jiqiif.c« foi rent-
Real citato in ail parte of the cily for '..lie
FirBt door wesfc
of Bank of British
Columbia building.
 Force Eeduced Last Week	
Much surprise was excited iu Slocan City on Satnrdav by the big
gang of men who arrived on the
evening boat.   They all came from
the   Enterprise   mine,    Ten   Mile,
which had discharged almost iti entire force   only 10   men being   retained on the property.    H. H. Fowler, engineer of the company, went
up to the mine on the   Thursday
before.    Various rumors are afloat
regarding the matter, the main one
being   that the work  being  done
cost too   much.    Work   has   been
confined chiefly to the No. 2 drift,
but now all efforts will be put on
tho No. -i and 1 and the uppei\ portion of the property.   Tho upper
portion of the workings will be put
in shape so that a force of men may
be employed advantageously.
Will Complete the Wagon Eoad.
Bids for building the remaining
portion of the Springer " creek
wagon road, to tho Arlington mine,
were opened at the office of the Arlington Mine.-, Limited, on Tuesday. There were four bids put in
for the work, chiefly from Slocan
City. Frank Provost secured the
coutrnct, aud he started on the job
immediately. He will employ 50
men, and will rush the work
through to completion.
Veaters&orp Occupied.
Lic'HTKXBKBCi, June 10.—Ceucral
Hunter's advance column occupied
Ventersdorp today. The Boers
quietly sin rendered in small bodies.
Cousidoiable looting had been done.
General Mahon's column has rejoined Jlunfcer.
. Immigrants Inquiring.
London, June 10.—To all intents
and purposes the South African
war, so far as the average Britisher
is concerned, is over. With the
exception of the possible capture of,
president Kruger and the homecoming of lord Roberts, his calendar
of probabilities contains nothing of
vital iuterest. Already China is
becoming a keen rival of South
Africa as the burning question of
the day. The capture of oOO mem-
Jbers of the Imperial Yeomanry,
which a few months ago would
have thrown the nation into a fit
of despondency, self-analysis and
furious abuse of its own officers, has
passed comparatively unnoticed.
"The work of stamping out the rebellion, for sueli, according to the
British point of view, is the nature
of 'the opposition now encountered,
is too prosaic, and too coniinoh iri'
the annals of the , British army to
merit the absorbing attention
hitherto bestowed on each detail of
the sanguinary struggles.
"What shall we do with it?" is
far more the topic of the hour than
speculations regarding the expenditure in lives and money that seems
likely to ensue before the pacification of the Boers is accomplished.
Large numbers of enquiries are
daily made in Londou auent the
prospects of the undeveloped crown
lands of Natal, while the rich resources of the Transvaal and
Orange River Colony form the
basis of frequent articles. Before
many months Jiavpv. passed the
steamship companies plying to ami
from South Africa, the companies
connected with the de\ elopraent of
that portion of the globe and others
equally' interested and well informed look for a large and steady
emigration of trained British agriculturalists and others to fields on
which the blood of Briton and Boer
is scarcely dry. All the letters
fiom the front indicate an increasing desire on the part of a large
proportion of the irregular and
colonial forces-'to settle down in
this fertile land won with such cost
to themselves.
The British high commissioner,
sir Alfred Milner, it is-learned, is
devoting , hisi "whole attention   to
H.   BYERS   &  CO.
Garden, Mill, Steam and Suction
Crucible- Cast  Steel   Wire Rope
5-16 to 1-in. in stock.
Leather and Rubber Belting.
Sheet, Square and Round Rubber
Flax and Garlock Packing
Pipe Fittings, Brass Goods, Rails
Black and Galvanized Sheet 1i*ort
Soft Steel Plates
1-8, 3-16 and 1-4 x 72, 96 and 120
Agonls—Triiax Ore Cars, Giant Powdor, nnd Metropolitan Fuse,'etc.
Coming on its flwrj' Palace Trains
Will he in /telson on
JUNE 21st
-   Huge-Monster Menagerie of*-Rare-
Wild Animals.
Seven Large Troupes of Educated Horses and Ponies.
The Best Arenie Performers of
Europe and America.
Real Roman Chariot Races.
Hosts of Funny Clowns.
Facetious Pun and Frivolity.
Everything Xew and Original.
Two performances — Afternoon
and Evening.
Free morning exhibition on show
grounds after the grand street
evolving a scheme of civil government   applicable   to   the    Orange
River Colony and the Transvaal,
arid relying to no little extent upou
the influence of the British settlers
to0exercise it. ■' The commissioner is
in   constant   communication   with
the secretary of state for the colo-
; me?* Joseph Chamberlain, who has
also got • the forces of the colonial
oflice hard at work on the problem,
though   the   keen-sighted   officials
believe the day is still far distant
when the military administrators
will be able to hand over the reins
of- government   in safety   to the
civil   authorities.     Providing   the
progress of the victorious army in
the Transvaal is tolerably similar
to   its   operations  in  the   Orange
River Colony, subsequent to   the
capture     of _ Bloeinfontein,     this
apathy "toward military happenings
and interest in  civil and commercial possibilities is likely to gain
sueh a quick hold that soon the
war will almost be forgotten.
1 The'contingency   of    president
Kruger's   still   undefeated    forces
scoring any victory of consequence
over lord Roberts   is generally   regarded as so remote as to be scarcely worth mentioning.   The occupation of Pretoria, according to the
Man-in-the-street, settled the whole
In view of all the premature rejoicings which lord Rosslyn's incorrect press dispatches caused last
week, it is interesting to note that
the aristocratic young journalist is
chiefly remembered in London for
his diverting appearance in
Hyde Park at the period when
he had - given up the stage
to < edit Scottish Life. At the
height of the season at the most
fashionable hour of the day he was
always to be seen, immaculately
dressed and bejeweled, seated under
a tree, ostentatiously correcting a
mass of proof sheets. As each on©
was finished he covered it with
four pebbles and laid it out beside
.him until he was surrounded for
yards around with white slips,
which never ceased to be a source
of huge amusement to the passers-
by and apparently of immense sat-
isfaetion* to himself. * Yet, when
cabling from Pretoria^ every paper
in England, including the Times,
believed him implicitly.
Consul Hay Thanked.
Capetown, June 10.—The British
high commissioner, &ir Alfred, J\I£1-
ner, has telegraphed United States
consul Hay at Pretoria thanking
him for'his services in connection
' with the British prisoners at Water-
val. A widespread feeling of gratitude exists for the good work done
_by_Mi\_ Hay an_d_also_by_United
States consul-general Stowher.
Troops for Pekin.
Tien Tsin, June 10.—About 1500
foreign troops of al{ arm* left for
Pekin by two troop trains this
Prices from $10 to $30
_ ■i^^"Si''&"^"S_["_t"_t"__\"__\"i__-_f_-
to   185 Baker Street.
Telephone IO.   M
to   Telephone IO
We have removed our place of business---tfjr.
for the nWt few months to the old Burns to
shop, next to the Nelson Hotel, where we |jj
hope to see all our old customers and many   to
new ones.   Give us a call.
185 Baker Street
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Some Plain Facts
About Clothing
?   ■  !—     ' m
n , _«
£ We are now showing the finest stock of Spring $
| and Summer Suits in Nelson. There are several #
g points of merit in our Suits. They are all of the ||.
flj latest cut and are lined all through with the best ^
jjj? linings. They are tailored better than Suits offer- W
g ed elsewhere at much higher prices. The fabrics |j?
W are the best in the market. We lead all others ^
^ for values in < #
There is always a best way
to do everything, be it to
to boi! an egg. The same
applies to watch repairing
and we have the best way.
When we put a watch in
order we put it in the condition it was when it left the
factory, and we guarantee it
to keep time.
178 linker Street Nolson, B. C.
At nn: J'liAiR.—J. H. Uuttccto, Toioiito; i'oi.
Rikcv, Victoria; R. '''. Tohnie, Rowland; Frank
Watson. Ttocklfind.
At riiitlfuMi:.—.T. Amlerton, Winninpg: 3. S.
, T)iorIey, Montreal; C. V, Whittaker. Stanstoud:
H. A. Siwill. Vancoiivci; H. K. Swift. Spokane;
At -ihk Gka.nd CENiiur.-F. A, Tnttcrwvll,
Toi onto: I". OroKoiy, l'ieto«, Ontario; P. Thoni-
(WfAtliabascanuiie; F. 1'. Diuminoiul, Vmir.
A r tiik Wav mii.kv.—A. Molicml, Drummonci,
Montana; I). A. Lutldy, Powdor Poinl; A. M,
.Snjrtcr, Sjiokuno.
Gents' Furnishings
Hats and Caps
Boots and Shoes
To Reut—House and two lots on
Carooiifito street, Jioxt door to mayor Hombton.
Seven roouih'imd batliioom, hotnna cold water.
baths, etc. It has jntit been repaired and kal-
aomsned. Thirty dollars j)er mouth, Taj lor &
House to Let—Furnished or \m-
furnished—TUtce bedrooms, din.'ng room, draw
incr room, writing room, hall and kitchen For
full particulars apply to ,7. L. Van<-tone, broker.
For sale—Stock and   fixtures of
tho Nolson  BasMiiir amounting to about four
liundrod dollars.
Furnished rooms   to let—Apply
Carney block, one door east of Oddfellow's hall.
Hack   calls left at   the- Pacific
Transfer barn on Vernon streot. Telephone
call So.
Tcnder> will bo icoeived by the undersigned up
to the ev-emnff of Wednesday, Juno 20th, for the
sunpljinjr of tlio following:articles to the Provincial tlnol at Neluon from July 1st, lim, to Juno
30th.1901 ■
BKOOMb, Krc.
A detailed list can bo scan and auv information
obUincd at tho RoYcniiDcnL Agents ollice.
Government Agent.
We know that our values cannot be
any other house in Nelson.   We are so sure of
g this that we will give money back if it cannot be
Kooisqay Electric Snpply &
Ooqstriicfion Go.
R. P. RJTHET & CO., Ltd.
TiHnding bulk nnd case Seagrami, 2
and I jear old.  Oases-Club rjc. tl.is'tb-
lje, Gooderham Sc Worts Special- (JI «
w. ordinary—Wliile Wheat Whisky^
Baker St., JCootcmay Representative


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