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 s_j_u____t___wum__  **��  DAILY EDITION   BY MAIL  FIVE DOLLARS A YEAR  tribune  WEEKLY EDITION BY MAIL  TWO DOLLARS A YEAR  EIGHTH YEAR  NELSON:  WEDNESDAY MORNING JULY 25 J 900  Sp3f  '&%mjtt  ���ymm  PRICE FIVE CENTS  SAFETY OF AMBASSADORS  Still Uncertain.  London,   July 24.���Despite the  Chinese minister's statements and  despite Sir Claudo MacDonald's letter of July ith a strong impression  contimies to prevail at the foreign  office that the ministers at Pekin  were massacred on July Obh.   The  Associated   Press correspondent'is  informed that not ono scintilla of  evidence is yet in the possession of  the foreign  oflice leading them to  disbelieve    the     reports    of   the  murders.    Sir Claude MacDonald's  letter with its   account of severe  lighting in progress   merely   confirms the government's forebodings.  -   William Pritchard Morgan, member of parliament for Merthyr-Tyd-  vil and   whose knowledge of and  interests   in  China are extensive,  informed the Associated Press correspondent today that he was positive from cable  messages from his  agents   that   the members of the  legations were alive on July Oth.  Consultations are in progress between the cabinet ministers and  officials as to the course which is to  be pursued should the ministers  prove to be alive. The contingency  of China holding them as hostages  is uppermost in the minds of all,  although the Associated Press cor-  ��� respondent is officially informed  that the Chinese diplomats have  not yet hinted at such action.  Negotiations between the powers  have brought out mutual assurances  that ..the military expeditions to  China are for the sole purpose of  relieving the legations, aud that  there is no intention to partition  Chiua. Hence, should China agree  to deliver the ministers alive, no  power will havo a reason for continuing aggressive., military operations except Germany, whose minister is'undoubtedly dead, and even  Germany, to quote a high British  ' official, - will have to forego the  emperor's assertion that he would  "not stop till the German flag floated  overJPekin." .        .    .  \> -2Srfor.the'rother powers, it'is em--  piratically stated that-they have  unanimously agreed that with the  safe delivery of the ministers the  aggressive campaign ends. All rumors of an international agreement  regarding the future of China subsequent to the return of the" ministers are false.. The agreement is  purely negative, and based upon  the lines stated by secretary Hay,  of which tho independence and integrity of the Chinese empire are  essential features.  If the imperial edict proves true,  the powers, still holding their  forces in readiness to enforce demands,- will adopt pecuniary indemnity. No territorial propositions will be considered. In com-  mouwith other - powers,. Germany  must, through arbitration or otherwise, guage the damages by the  loss of the life of her minister by a  pecuniary   standard..     The. same  seniority ^ among the commanding  officers here.  It has been admitted by all foreigners here, military and civilians,  that the fall of the city was mainly  to the galalntry of the Japanese  forces.  SLOGAN VERY PROSPEROUS  Belle Isle Strikers Win,  St. Johns, Nfld., July 24.���The  Belle Isle coal mine strike was  ended this morning. Tho men  practically gained what they demanded.      RUSSIANS IN A BAD WAY  Manchuria Overrun.'  St. Petersburg, July 24.���A dispatch which has been received here  from General Crodekoff at Khabarovsk, dated July 22, reports that  the steamer Odessa which left Czara-  bin on July 16 brought tidings of  the Russian force that left Te Lin  July 7 en route to Charbin. Ib  appears that 200 men started with  a large convoy of Chinese women  and children. After constant fighting, which was often at close  quarters and with bayonets, they  were again attacked by the Boxers  on July 12.  The Russians lost heavily and  much of their transport and ammunition. At last accounts they wore  threatened by 15,000 Boxers. Engineer Jugovitch at Charbin had  found it impossible to send sufficient  help as he required all his available  forces to defend Charbin. The place  contained thousands of unarmed  employees with their families who  have been concentrated from along  many sections of the railway.  General Grodekoff considers that  the,situation is bad. Attacks are  daily threatened, and rebels and  marauders are overrunning Manchuria. The general says the local  governors have little authority, and  tbatfanatics dominate the situation  rule will" apply as to the loss of the  lives aud destruction of property.  HOW TIEN-TSIN IS NOW HELD  Three Colonels in Command.  Washington, D. C, July 24,���  The following telegram has been  received from'the Japanese minister for foreign affairs under date of  the 22nd, and is the report of the  Japanese consul at Tien-Tsin, who  wired it on the 21st instant:  Tien-Tsin is occupied by the  troops of four powers in the following sections���namely from the  north gate to the east gate by thes  Japanese; from the east gate to  tiie south gate by the Americans*  from the south to the west gate by  the English, and from the west to  tbe north by the French ; while the  Russians are in possession of. the  towns and villages on the lef t banks  of the Pei Ho and the canal.  A conference was held by the  generals and the commanding  officers of the allied forces with a  view to organizing a military government in the city and it was decided after a long discussion to appoint three administrators with  equal powers from among officers  of the three powers, Japan,England'  and Russia. Finally the following  oflicers were chosen : Lieutenant-  colonel Aoki (Japanese), lieutenant-  colonel Bower (English) and colonel  Wogacks (Russian). Upon the departure of Admiral Seymour for  Taku,  Admiral  Alexief   has   the  English Cricketers Comin/*;. '  London, July _ 24.���Cricketers  from England willmake a tour of  Canada and. the United States in  autumn,' arid-it is expected will also.  play;> association football, and^will  "endeavor" to af ra'rige:for a'aeries bf  .games, both in Canada and on the  other side0 of the line. In the  cricket matches it is intended to  play three games at Philadelphia,  one against the eighteen "Colts" at  the grounds of the Philadelphia  Cricket Club at Wissahickon, and  the other two against the Gentlemen of Philadelphia - on the  grounds of the Germantown  Cricket Club and on the grounds  of the Marion Cricket-'Club at  Haverford. Mr. Jackson's team  will have, as captain S. H. Wood of  Derbyshire, and will include only  graduates ' of Oxford and Cambridge. On the team/will be C. J.  Burnup, B. J. T. Bosanquet and C.  Wreford Brown, who have been  here before, and ,R. E.* Foster, one  of the most brilliant batsmen in  England. Foster this year made  three consecutive centuries in first-  _class_matches,_and^-last_week^his-  innings of 171 for Oxford against  Cambridge at Lord's broke the  record for the highest individual  score in the Varsity games.  Hold-ups in Chicago.  Chicago, July 24.���According to  the police, a daring attempt to hold  up the "Big Four" passenger train,  due here at 6 p. m., was foiled yesterday " by the timely warning  given the authorities. Six men  and three boys, all armed with revolvers, waited several hours during the afternoon at the Deer Park  station. A wagon load of bluecoats  hurried to the scene and were met  by a brisk fire, which they returned.  After a few minutes' fighting the  police rushed at their opponents.  They captured three boys, each  armed with two pistols. The six  men, three of them colored fled.  Ambassador Draper Resigns.  Worcester, Massachusetts, July  24.���The Gazette has a special from  its Milford correspondent announcing that general W. F. Draper of  Milford, has sent to Washington  his letter of ^resignation as ambassador of th* United States to  Italy. The reason given is necessity  of attention to his private business.  The Plot Was Discovered.  Paris, July 24.���It has just leaked  out that a plot existed at the end  of June to assassinate the Chinese  Minister here, Yu Keng, and also a  member of the legation. The secretary of the legation,'Major Parma,  an Italian, in an interview today  admitted that the report in circulation to that effect was true.  Properties Being Bonded.  Kaslo, July 24.���[Special to The  Tribune]���Neither the war in China  nor the Boer war will suffice to  keep English capital out of the Slocan now that the parliinentary  crisis seem to be over. A representative of English capital, who arrived here a few weeks since, has  just received cablegraphic inquiry  from London, England, asking for  particular news of Slocan development this year, and a favorable report has been sent in reply. With  the price of silver higher than for  some time past, with lead firm, and  with a good fall in prospect, it appears as if the Slocan was once  more to enter upon a period of  prosperity second only to that  which prevailed in the years that  followed Eli Carpenter's eventful  trip^ up Kaslo creek to the Payne.  The Liberty Hill on the south  fork of Kaslo creek has been bonded by the French syndicate represented here by J*. J. Fleutot. Active^  work has been started on it. The  property is owned by W. Briggs.  Mining on Slocan lake is progressing. - The Enterprise has resumed shipping ore and the Hampton, on Springer "creek, has'sent out  a test shipment of three tons of  high grade ore assaying 770 ounces  silver. Pete Larsen and C. D. Rand  of Spokane may decide to open up  the U & J group on Ten-mile creek,  as the miners who have just done  the assessment' work declare that it  promises big. The Slocan City men  who own a two-thirds interest in  the one time famous Two Friends  have given a bond of their share to  P. McVicars. The remaining third  of. the property is held by R. Marpole, ��� captain Tatlow and other  Vancouver parties.  J. Baker, and Neil McMillan .have  done their assessment work on the  Colonel Sellars group'on. the south  .fork of Ten-mile and declare that  ' the ledge matter is improving" all  the while. ���* They have' a two-foot  r,leadv off* galena-, and ��� talc>* >*W.;"; C:*  Adanis of Slocan City has' bonded  the Lone Stargroup at Silverton.    .  The Wakefield and the Vancouver |  were the shippers from Silverton  last week.     The former sent out  four carloads and the latter two.  It is reported that some correspondents have, in their dispatches,  asserted. that general Dorward  thinks colonel Liscum blundered  in taking the Ninth regiment to  the.right instead of to the left, and  that the feeling is strained between  tho Americans and British. The  fact is that the greatest harmony  and co-operation exist. General  Dorward has asked the names of  Americans to. report them for gallantry.  THREE STRIKES OF GALENA  'Excitement in Kaslo. *  Kaslo, July 24.���[Special to The  Tribune.]���Great, excitement   was  caused in Kaslo today by the news  of three magnificent strikes on the  sou h fork   of   Kaslo   river.   The  most remarkable of the three was  tha? made on the   Bismarck claim  whieb^ was' bonded at one time by  Frank Sherwood of Spokane.   The  find 'was-most unexpected.   It was  maJe about twenty feet to the east  of the upper tunnel, and consists of  clean galena, from four to twelve  inches wide.   The   vein has been,  stripped.for thirty feet, and old  .time - miners say, that it is the most'  important event*'of the year.,  ,   Another, good  find   is the one  made on, the Cork mineral claim  owned by   the.* French - syndicate.  They have eigtit \feet of galena in  an open cut.    They are driving a  tnn'nel to crosscut:   The Cork is at,  the bottom, of. the same hill at the  summit of "which is the Bismar ck.  The Granite King is the claim on  which-the third .strike-' was made.  It is owned * by--Kaslo people.   A  few feet below the surface'they.,  encountered  "thirty-two inches of  galena and/they have' struck the  some: lead   100- feet below. 'This  property is a gold as well as a'silver  one. '".      ..   ;"���''' '  WASHINGTON IS OPTIMISTIC  MISSIONARIES   AT   PEKIN  ARSENAL CAPTURED AGAIN  Tien-Tsin Dispatches.  Tien-Tsin, July 13���via, Che-Foo,  July 13, and Shang-Hai, July 24.���  After fighting all day, a force of  2000 Japanese, supported by British and Russians, captured the Chinese fortified arsenal two miles  east of the, city, making a night  attack. The foreigners charged  under a very heavy fire" from the  arsenal, following the Chinamen  _andkilling=.400_of_them._The-for--!  eigr? loss was heavy, but is not reported.  The Chinese have bombarded the  foreign city of Tien-Tsin heavily  for. three days, and killed some  British sailors on a tug today, be-  besides several Frenchmen. The  foreigners are mounting heavy guns  from the fleet, amon g them being four  twelve pouuders and four four-inch  guns, and will attempt to locate  silence the Chinese guns.  An explosion of dynamite killed  twenty Russians. Two battalions  of the Ninth United States Infantry and 300 marines from the cruiser Brooklyn, disembarked and  started for Tien-Tsin today on  lighters. As they went up the  river the foreign ships cheered them  heartily. Refugees of all nationalities will be taken to "Japan by the  transport Logan.  Tien-Tsin, Sunday, July 15, via  Che-Foo, July 17, via Shang-Hai,  July 24.���Chinese from the walled  city report the foreigners in Pekin  are living, having taken shelter in  a bomb proof. About 7000 Chinese  were engaged in the battle here on  July 13th, more are coming from  Pekin.  General Nieh was imprisoned here  because he opposed making war on  the foreigners, but afterwards was  released on condition that he would  fight them. To this he acceded with  lukewarmness. After the battle he  committed suicide.  A large part of the walled city  was burned last night, and today  the Chinese' held a perfect orgie,  plundering, smashing houses and  fighting like demons over stores of  silks, furs and jewelry.  ' Expects :Good News Soon. ��� ; -  Washington^ D. C, July. '24.���'���  ,-The -'--state trdepai*tm'eht'T-rahd"'the  Chinese legation substantially  agree in the estimate of six to eight  J days as time necessary to get a  reply to the president's answer to  the appeal of the Chinese government. 'According to the best information urgent messages are being  transmitted between Pekin and  Shang-Hai by the " flying express "  mentioned in Consul Fowler's cablegram a few days ago, This, according to the Chinese, is a relay system  of mounted messengers, similar to  the old pony'service across the  plains, and used when - the wire  communication is' interrupted.  The relays make about two hundred miles a day. It is four hundred miles from-Shanghai to Pekin  and this seems to agree very well  with the speed made in forwarding  and returning t]ie-_Congei'_message.  Assuming from Sheng's dispatch  that a movement was on foot on  the 18th to get the foreign ministers started from Pekin to Tien-  Tsin under an escort of imperial  troops, the state department would  not be surprised to get definite  news from the headquarters of the  allied forces in a short time.  The distance from Pekin to Tien-  Tsin is 75 miles and at this season  the trip is usually made by road  from Pekin to Tong Choo, a point  on the Pei Ho, twelve miles below  the capital, aud* *the remainder by  boat. This would take four days,  supposing the escort of. imperial  troops met with; no resistance. If  the move from Pek/n was made  within two days after Sheng's information was received, ib would be  possible, that the legationers and  the escort are now in touch witli  the headquarters of the allies, always supposing that nothing serious happened to the -party on the  road.    Franco-Russian Scheme.  Tien-Tsin, Saturday, July 21.���  The Russians announce their intention to keep control of the entire  railway line between Taku and  Pekin until the conclusion of hostilities when tliey propose, they  say, to restore it to the Chinese.  Admiral Seymour strongly disapproves allowing them to repair the  line beyond Tien-Tsin. He considers the British should insure the  undertaking and conduct the repairs. Meanwhile the French are  endeavoring to obtain control of all  the river tugs. It is believed that  they intend to share the control  wibh Russia.  In a Fortified ChapeL  Boston, July 24.���The American  board has received a letter from  Mrs. Frances D. Wilder, dated Tien-  Tsin June 11th, in which the writer  tells of the departure of the Tung  Cho missionaries, under a United  States guard, to Pekin, the burning  of the Chong Tu college and looting  of the residencies. She says all the  missionaries in Pekin, British and  American, have gone to the Methodist compound. All the civil service  people are at the British legation.  Only two places have to be defended. Under date of June 13th, Mrs;  Wilder wrote:   ,  I do not know how much the  secretary of the mission is able to  write you from Pekin, but I am  constrained to Jell you what came  by letter to the Methodist friends  yesterday.  The large chapel is converted into  a fort by the walling up of all but  one entrance and most of' the windows, with loopholes for firing from  within. The gates also are bricked  up, with spikes and barbed wire on  the top" of the walls and a net work  of barbed wire across the compound  in places. They have .25 marines  there and 40 firearms besides 4for  the missionaries to use..' Thereafe  78 in the compound (besides Chinese,'  4300) and perhaps 50 women. and  children.  The minister is doing all he can  to" protect  them.   It   is said the  Chinese have guns mounted on the'  walls covering the legations, and  will destroy; them if the city gates  aro forced.   There are' more than  2000 .foreign ��� troops , nearing the  city and their numbers are increas-'  ing- daily.   All were safe at Pao  Ting Fu on the evening of the 11th.  Yesterday some Chinese troops* of,  general Nieh's' force, who favors!  foreigners,   started   for , there-, to  bring the missionaries here or pro-,  tect them there. ���       -      -  ��� I'shall cable-as soon as-there is'  a change in the conditions at'Pekin. t  -The^, burning- of * the4'college -'and  ���looting of houses in Tung Cho was  not done by Boxers, but by the  soldiers and the crowd. The army  almost to a man is against the foreigners.  LONDON DOES NOT BELIEVE  and fully  emperor's  and   the  publicity-  Legations Are Safe.  London, July 25, 4 a. m.���Sir  Claude MacDonald's message," dated  July 4, appealing for relief is  regarded in London as only a pre"  lude to the absolute confirmation of  the massacre. This is the opinion  also of the Japanese minister here.  The newspapers suggest that the  British minister's despatch was  held back and released about the  same time as Mr. Conger's undated  _message.=;_ = =���  Although the American and British forces are working harmoniously, the questions of the means  of communication between Taku  and Pekin give evidence of jealousy  between the powers, and other dispatches from Tien-Tsin show the  language difficulty has been hampering the military operations.  A dispatch to the Daily News  from Tien-Tsin, dated July 14th,  and describing the fighting, says :  "Colonel Liscum mistook the road  and was nearly isolated. General  .Dorward, on a premature report  from the Japanese commander that  the city had been entered," ordered  a general advance, which proved a  costly error.  "Much valuable time was lost and  trouble occasioned yesterday afternoon because tbe messengers between general Fukishimi and general Doward did not understand  each other's language."  The Tien-Tsin correspondent of  the Daily Mail says that when the  Chinese regulars saw the Boxers  who led the attack lying killed they  began to retire. He asserts the  admirals have decided that it would  be. useless to move toward Pekin  without at least 60,000 men.  Sweeping Liberal Victory.  Ottawa, July 24.���The election  of Dr. Douglas, the Liberal candidate for the second district of  Queen's,Prince Edward Island, must  bo regarded as a very decided victory for the Liberal party, indicating as it did a complete revulsion of  feeling in that province from the  conditions prevailing a few months  ago. Dr. Douglas' majority over  the   Conservative  candidate,   Mr. I  Wise, was 303. In 1897 the vote  for Mr. Wise, then the successful  but quasi Liberal candidate, stood  850, and that for Mr. Alex. Home,  the Conservative, 710. The Conservatives expected that Mr. Wise  would draw heavily from the Liberal vote, his former political predilections having beon towards the  government. When the votes were  counted, however, it was ��� found  that Dr. Douglas, the Liberal candidate, had been elected by a handsome majority.     *  AWAITING CHIKA7S ANSWER  Russia. Suspected.  Washington, D. C.^ July 24.���The  state department is again in a waiting, attitude regarding China.   It  has' frankly,  promptly  answered' the   Chinese  appeal   for   mediation,  correspondence     given  today makes it appear that the next  move   is for the Chinese government.   It is expected to accept or  reject our terms, at. once,, and in  either case the answer must convey  tidings of the. state of affairs at  Pekin and the welfare of the legationers.        ' ' ->  The belief is.- not 'concealed here  that the chance's for successful mediation are slight.. .If;.the. United  States does not succeed in inducing"  the European powers to be' lenient  in their treatment of the' imperial  government of China, the govern-'  ment will not be drawn into further hostilities after we have taken  care of our own affairs, but we will  withdraw, taking care,- however, to  let it be understood that this government will not allow its property  interests in China to be injured by  the action of any of the powers.  At. least one of, the greatest of  the powers is under strong suspicion here of acting cold blopdedly  arid without regard.to sentiment or  anything.'.' more "than , the:. most/  material��� of7.considerations;./It is  believed here] thatr/thw^power<is  quietly .taking measures;to drop the1  *u������;.~ .���*. m:���- m���i'j:<Jtz._**!���-_.AZ,'_ir_  RICH LARDEAU PROSPECTS  il  mm_W0h  minings*!  Johnson's Basin.  Considerable  activity  displayed in the Lardeau  district this season in the locality^\  drained by Tenderfoot and Canyon^  creeks on the south of the LardeauS  Lake y_  the north.    Wdrk-tiaall  iS-ST  jonl  league ; at .Tien-Tsin; aridtcbriducta  _campaiga���--,on^-its^-rownis*account  against Pekin;- and - it ��� is1' even  suspected that this power  is already' moving her troops  toward the Chinese capital. One  fact js regarded as now beyond  need of further demonstration in  view of the Chinese appeal, is that  the Chinese officers at the coast  ports are actually in communication  .with whatever remains of the imperial government at Pekin, and  the text of Kwang Su's appeal appears to establish the fact that the  Chinese government itself is sanctioning the resistance to the international advances upon Pekin.  Salisbury Gets Only Promises.  London, July 24.���The Chinese  minister, Sir Chih Chen Lo Feng  Lu, had a long interview with Lord  Salisbury this afternoon. The  general situation was discussed and  the Chinese minister reiterated his  "belief-that"tKeT~British minister to  China, Sir Claude MacDonald, and  the other foreigners at Pekin were  safe. Lord Salisbury reiterated his  demand for direct communication  with the minister at Pekin. To  this request the minister could only  renew his protestations that it  would be speedily accomplished if  feasible.   ^   Eailway Clear of Boers.  London, July 24.���An official dispatch received here from Cape Town  today, dated Monday, July 23rd,  says : "The railway northward is  now clear of Boers. The line is  slightly damaged but will soon be  clear. Captain Fowler proceeds tomorrow to repair the telegraph."  M. Pichon Alive.  Paris, July 25, 3 a. m.���M. Deleasse has received a telegram from  the French Consul iri Shang-Hai,  dated July 23, which says: "Li  Hung Chang ha9 just assured me  that M. Pichon (French minister to  China) is living, and he has agreed  to transmit to him a message from  me requesting a reply within five  days."   1   Deporting Chinamen.  Watbbtown, New York, July 24.  ���Over fifty Chinamen are in the  Malone jail awaiting examination  on the charge of illegally being in  this country. Of the eight captured recently, commissioner Paddock has ordered five of them deported, they having no defence.  river, and? Haley, Hope^ and  creeks  on  been prosecuted all the season  several promising claims on Tender^M  foot creek, and a'rich grey ~cdpper3��  strike is reported fromv-Cariyonfll  creek.   .      -   :      '       '.'���  .   --'.'��� j-lt^r^'  On the north side of the .Lardeau  river is situated, a rich mineral belt-  known as Johnson's BasinsX(u'pper  and lower).     In the lower :lbasini  which is about 25 'miles ndrthwest%.  of   Upper "Kootenay lake  arid<10M  miles   east   of   the lower  erid'?dflpt  Trout lake and about 2A- miles 'from H'  the Lardeau river, are some offthe^l  richest  surface 'showings   ia-<fthe|||  Lardeau country.   The ore is\Vgal?l||  ena, carrying gold, silver arid^cop^l  per values.   The properties.;iri?\theM  basin in which,work has beeri"*,ddrie%||  and good showings resulted,*;/are":* *  The  Three  Lakes, group j ofJfourl  claims, owned by.R. F. ;Greeri;:JM!pJf  P.���of Kaslo, ;pn;. which1^three-4menl��  are, at: present rwerkmgj^Toront^S  and Black Prince; owned .by Messrs^!  Cavariaugh arid WvAridersori,flSan-��f  don;.    Cranky   Jack,  .'Porcupihefst  Texas, Olympia,   owned'byrJ:^C.#|  Raby and B. Ramey of.Trout^Lake^  and W. R/ Lenard of-Boisef,City,||  Idaho; Rio Grande, owne^-'b'y/^W.fJI  Anderson and F. Baker- of '.sTroutm  Lake; North Star, Justin arid Sriow-J|f  shoe, owned by John Irvirie, .Troutii  Lake, arid the- Second kTrial .groups  of four 'claims ; belonging/tbHH?'A\^!  Mills, W.J.  ris of Nelson.f Considerable Iworkf  has been done dn^the.' Secorid^Trmlj^  group this' season, "andlnas resulted^  in one of the best surf ali* stfdwingsM  in that locality:- The Secdnd^Trialij  cclaim^hasT ^three, ^distirict^-leadsM  carry ing-gold, silverV.-Wdi aridlcop-M  per.y:Ori the5 Whiter Grouse^ onerydfS  the. groHup,:a:foiir^  covered last"1 week "'aria*shdvvVd*?��18^  inches .of solid' galena. ^No '-'assay���?$?  returns have been obtainedt'-yet^l?,  but; the indications.are' that.atisfe'  fairly high grade. The'orer is;f|  found in white quartz in a contact;-*���'��-  between lime rock and slate. ���*{ \,.1#M  The great drawback to the rapid"0  development of this- rich ^'section is,f^  the lack.of trails, but since'elected^  to the house, Thomas Taylor, -.M.P.^  P. for the riding, has been interest-ffra  ing himself on behalf of the; jpro_'t,.l  ,perty holders, and In all' probabilv:$  ity a trail will be built this seasori." .S  The right-of-way,of the C. P^ R.'sV^  Arrowhead-Lardo branch . runs.'^  within 24miles of Johnson's Basin,;^-?,  and when the railway is completed;-* i  one of the richest mining sections^���$'  in British Columbia will be rapidly V:  developed.^   ATTACKS BY JOE MARTIN  Price of Copper.  London, July 24.���Copper  spot *��73 7s 6d; futures,  The marked closed firm.  closed,  ��73  10s.  Emergency Supplies.  Victoria, July 24.���[Special to  The Tribune].���In the house today  Martin made attacks on Eberts and  John Irving. He spoke of Eberts'  pre-election speeches concerning  the futile legislation of 1899, which  carried an insinuation of Eberts'  inability to draft bills. He was unable, however, to draw out the  attorney general who persisted in a  "fight fair" policy, and would riot  allow himself to be attacked out of  order unless with a chance to reply.  Irving's attempt to get an injunction  in the Cassiar elections was the text  of bitter comment jby Martin who  attempted to color it into an act of  revenge in the captain's part because of his recent defeat in that  constituency. Hon. Mr. McBride  came to the rescue and turned the  tables on Martin by the assurance  that Irving was a much greater  favorite in the north than his tra-  ducer, whose legislation of '99 would  not soon be forgotten by that electorate.  An emei'gency supply of $150,000  was received in a message from,tha  lieutant-governor is to be considered on Friday. This is for the payment of salaries etc. The standing  committees will be struck tomorrow.  Prince of Wales a Doctor.  London, July 24���The Prince of  Wales is now a fellow of the Royal  College of Surgeons. The president  of the college, Sir William MacCor-  mack, headed a deputation that  presented His Royal Highness with-  the diploma at Marlborough House  today.  S.'ii*'1-,'1 "J''' t     ->  L  '*Z&3 THE TRIBOTE: NELSON B.C WEDNESDAY JULY 25 1900  HUDSON'S BAY  COMPANY,  INCORPORATED 1670.     -  Carpets  Wiltons  Axminsters  Brussels  Tapestries  Take your choice, select your  pattern, show us the floor, you  have no, more worry.  Prices and quality always satisfactory. We sew and lay all  carpets free of charge.  Blinds  ..We  carry a good assortment  of opaques and  can fill  orders  for any size blinds and  will be  ,. glad to quote prices for special  sizes.  shelved, at Ottawa for the reason  that it is legislation which properly  comes within the provincial jurisdiction. The situation along the  Fraser, therefore, offers an opportunity for the new government at  Victorhvto show whether it is progressive or not; whether it will  grasp the opportunity to enact  legislation for the purpose of preventing industrial warfare; or  whether it will pursue its outlined  policy of investigating commissioners which can result in nothing  but the promotion of strife.  Tory newspapers never tiro of  directing attention to tlio crack  which Israel Tarte has made in the  great Liberal part}*, This is less  hazardous work than attempting to  choose a leader from among the  rival Conservative bosses.  -W. L.'Mackenzie King, a grand-  *sonL-of- William' Lyon Mackenzie,  f^-'S wiirbe the first editor of the'Labor  -Gazette^ which the Laurier govern-  *��� ment will launch between now and  %%J  the next general   elections.     The  ;" editor ��� accomplished    much   some  time' ago' for   the victims of the  '* sweat-shops of the eastern cities,  -( and will therefore not be without  sympathy while he himself sweats  * to sqiiare the Liberal government  with the" labor vote.  The   strike   of   the    fishermen  - along the Fraser river has .not yet  been settled, and the business men  . of Vancouver and New Westmin-  " ster are now beginning to fear that  the canners will close down for the  season.       This,   it   is    estimated,  would_mean"arloss~to_thepeople"of  British   Columbia   of   close   upon  $2,000,000,   and would  affect   bell '.    tween 10,000 and 12,000   persons.  The   situation   along    the   Fraser  ' river today should be a great edu-  : cator as to the advantages of compulsory arbitration.   If what the  organs of the canners say is true,  the canners should welcome such  legislation.   They say the canners  have   exhausted   every argument,  and offer*-d every possible concession, but without avail;   and the  outlook is that the business community, which had   no   voice   in  the dispute, stands to lose thousands    of    dollars    through    the  obstinacy of a few of the fisher-  , men's leaders.   At this distance it  is difficult to pass upon the merits  of tbe contentions of the parties to  the dispute, but assuming that the  canners' version is true, that the  strikers   are , most   unreasonable;  what better justification could there  be for the passage* of such legis-  '"^ Jation as would prevent dissatisfied  persons from inflicting such widespread  injury  upon the business  communities at the Coast ?   Why is  it,   that if the wage earners are  always in the wrong, and always  unreasonable, that the objection to  compulsory arbitration1 conies not  from them, but from the employers?  Compulsory arbitration  has been j  Prohibition appears to be a  stumbling block for British Columbia's lieutenant governors. Thomas  Mclnnes first became unpopular  through setting "pop" before his  ministers at state dinners, and sir  nenri Joly lias scarcely had time to  warm his seat at Victoria before  the members of the Dominion Alliance accuse him of jobbing the pro-  hibitioners of Quebec in connection  with the prohibition plebiscite.  Op the 77,000,000 persons who  make up the population of the  United States some 10,000,000 odd  are classed as foreign born, and of  this number the Dominion of  Canada contributed the respectable  total of 1,020,000. Most of them  are near the top of the social heap.  BIG  LARDEAU   DEAL.  Trout Lako Topic.  On Monday last a deel was put  through by M. L. Moyer, whereby  the Pedro and Ruby Silver groups,  comprising nine claims, become  bonded to a Philadelphia syndicate.  Tbe figure of the bond is $00,000  and the payments cover a period of  eighteen- months. The first payment is for $20,000 and falls due in  sixty days. It is the intention of  of Mr. Moyer to begin work' on  these claims on Monday next, with  a gang of five men.' This working  force will be added to from time to  time as the exigencies of the situation call for it.  The Pedro and' Ruby Silver  groups are two of the richest and  best known properties in the Lardeau. On the former the ore taken  out during the course of development is remarkable even in this  camp because of its grade, assays  running'from 2000 ounces silver up,  and just the other day after the  season's work had been commenced  on it samples of ore were' brought  down, some of which are now in  the' Topic's cabinet, that are solid  chunks of gray copper and will run  over 2000.ounces,in silver.  On the Ruby Silver, where there  is exposed a two-foot ledge of solid  ore, some ..very .high, assays have  been obtained. One kind running  $110 in gold, the other giving  returns of 500 ounces silver and $25  gold. This group is located somewhat higher up the mountain than  the Pedro and on a different lead.  is the fact that the Yukon council  'holds private sessions to which the  public are not admitted. The Yu-  koners look, on the council as a  species of parliament to which the  public have the right of access,but'  legal, adviser Clement considers it  as a cabinet meeting and refuses to  attend an open session. Instructions from Ottawa have been asked  for on the subject.  League Games.  Philadelphia 3, Cincinnati 1.  Springfield 5, Rochester 6.  Syracuse 8, Providence 1.  Montreal 1, Worcester 2.  Pittsburg 1, New York. 2.  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  Rouffh and  Dressed Lumber  ot all kinds.  IF WITAT YOU WANT IS NOT IN BTOCK  WE WILL MAKE IT KOR YOU  CALIi AND GET PRICES.  J. A. Sayward  HALL AND LAKE STREETS, NELSON  Porto Rico LumberCo.  (LIMITED)  CORNER OP  HENDRYX AND VERNON STREETS  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  ���ST-apST^^^'S^e'^-ar**:^  *._*'��*.'\l_t'tt:tt      ���>��^S���>���^���^fr^^��^^^������^^a���^���^^a^^^;^^^�����^^^^^^���'^^^^^^^^'^���^^^^'^^^>^^^^���^^'     ��  FRED   IRVINE  <fe  OO.  Special sale of Dress Goods, Millinery, Muslin, Prints, Lawns, Percales, Sateens, and Dimities  We will offer our entire stock of Summer Goods at special prices below cost. Sunshades half  price.    Carpets, Window Shades, Curtains, Oilcloths, and Linoleums at cut-down prices.  FRED   IRVINE  <&  OO.  ���^���W.^.*m.-j��.m.^.a--a-a'a'S'S^'^'S'38''^*^l'S'T>'Sl'ft'T>'i^'S'^'-l?'-^      &���<*'<&'.0.0'0.0'0.0.0''0.0.gf.0.0.0.0.0\0.0.0.0'-0.0.0'-0._*_fj_\  ���J&t9'0'0.0'0'0.0.0'0.0'0-070-0'0-0'0-0-^--'-T3-0 0-0.0-mf   6-C>-S-,S><S.^--S-S>^'<S.-S'%,^-C.?-'S--S-<?.<S'<?-<?-?-<7--?-'Sr'~->^'  ffl  iti  to  to  to  to  to  to/  to  to  to  to  to  iti  to  to  iti  to  to  to  to  Alex Stewart  Room 3, Turner & Boeeh Block.  NELSON.  Mines  Real Estate  Insurance  Loans  FOR   SAL.BT CHEAP.  $1600 will buy choicest residence cornet* in city,  for two days only, 30 by" 20 feet.  ��� .  ��225, ��25 cash rost on tlme^will buy lot in block  79. * .J'  $150, ��50 ca��h rest on tiniey.wlll buy,,choice lot  in Bogustown, on car line.  Molly Gibson and Exchequer shares for sale.  Rough and  Dressed  Lumber  Shingles  Mouldings  A-1 White Pine Lumber Ai ways 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. * ��� '   "  Five-roomed house to rent on Hendryx street,  $12.50 por month.  Wholesale  Houses  Wanted-  shares.  -Athabasca, Tamarac and Noblo Fivo  Alex Stewart  Room 3, Turner-Boeckh Block.  MflMY TO LOAN  ON  AT  ALL  TIMES  IMPROVED    PROPERTY.  STRAICHT LOANS  :  At 8 per cent, interest payable semi-annually.  Porto Rico LumberCo. Ltd.  Contractors and Builders  WILL DO WELL TO  Buy Their Lumber  AT  G. 0. Buchanan's  Sessions are Private.  According to the Yukon Sun the  latest political grievance at Dawson  A large stock of flrsb-olass dry material on  hand, also a full line of sasb, doors, mouldings,  turned work, eto.  Factory. Work a Specialty  Yard!  Foot of Hendryx street). Nelson  Telephone. 91    JoF\|l   W&Q)   AgGIlt  H. D.  ASHCROFT  INSTALLMENT PLAN LOANS  To pay off a loan of ��1000 with  interest and principal, for a '.,  period of five years ��20.90 per month  Pevenyears     16 75    ;       ;     .  Ten years    12'0  Fifteen yoars     10 35  , DERATED AND MINERAL WATERS.  T' HORPE Sc CO., LIMITED.���Corner Vornon  and Cedar stroots, Nolson, manufacturers  of and-wholesalo dealers in oerated waters and.  fruit syrups. Solo agents for Halcyon Springs  mineral water.   Telephono 60.  ASSAYERS'   SUPPLIES.     :  "TXT F. TEETZEL & CO.���Cornor Bakor and  W .   Josophino streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers in   assayers supplies.  Agents for Denver  Fire Clay Co. of Denver, Colorado. ,  7 CIGARS.  KOOTENAY CIGAR MANUFACTURING  CO.���Cornor Baker and Hall streets, Nel  son, manufacturers of "Royal Seal" and "Koote  nay Belle" brands of cigars.   .    COMMISSION MERCHANTS..  H" J. EVANS' Si CO.���Baker street, Nelson  ��� wholesale dealors in liquors, cigars,  cement, fire brick and fire olay, water pipeiand  steel rails, and general commission merchants.  ELECTRICAL  SUPPLIES.  KOOTENAY ELECTRIC SUPPLY & CONSTRUCTION COMPAN Y���Wholosaledeal-  ers in telephones, annunciators, bells, batteries,  fixtures, etc.. Houston block, Nolson.  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 -  Kdmonton R. XI, Mills at Victoria, Now west-  minster. and Edmonton, Alborta. i  TAYLOR  street.  P.  AND AMATEUR  PHOTOGRAPHERS'  SUPPLIES OF  ALL KINDS.  CANADA MB  & BOOK 00.  , NELSON, B. C.  Kootenay   Coffee   Co.  NELSON, a O.  Coffee roasters and dealers:In Tea and Coffee.  Offer fresh roasted coffee of best quality as  follows:      .  Java and Arabian Macha, per pound I  i.  -Java and Mocha T.'lend, 3 pounds'.;-  1 00  Fine Santos, * pounds  1 00  Santos Blend, 5 pounds  1 00  Our Special Blend. 6 pounds'...  100  Our Bio Roast,-6 pounds.....:  1 00  A trnal order solioited.   Salesroom 2 doors east  of Oddfellows block. West Baker street.  To  Mine  Managers and Ore Shippers.  XV. Pellew Harvey, F. C. S.', assayer in charge  of the provincial government aBsay office, will  act as shippers' representative, at any Coast  smelter, to receive, weigh, sample and check  pulps and to generally look after the interests of  the miners. Terms made on the basis ot tonnage  handled. Apply for particulars to him afc  Vancouver, B. C.  BLACKSMITHING ~  AND EXPERT  HORSESHOEING  Wagon repairing promptly attended to by a  flrst-oloss wheelwright.  Special attention given to all kinds of repair.  Ing and custom work from outside points,  Shop: - Hall St.. between Baker and Verno  _X_r-._______XZ__lXZ__T-X__I__I__X____l__xx________Q  JUST   ARRIVED  A Car Load of  Allen's Apple Cider.  THORPE & CO.  H. R. CAMERON  Baker Street, Nelson. Agent and Appraiser.  Ward Bros.  REAL ESTATE AND  INSURANCE AGENTS  Agents for J. & J. TAYLOR SAFES  Bogustown)   Fairview   Addition.  Mining stocks  BOUGHT AND SOLD  Referendum Troasury Stock  Richelieu, 1000  FOR SALE.  Six-room houso, Hume Addition, $850.  A complote set of tinuor's tools,  A good shuck.  CALL ON  H. A. Prosser  BROKER, WARD STREET  FEED & PRODUCE   CO.-Bakor  Nelson   (George   V.. Motion's old  stand),   Flour, Feed, Grain, Hay and Produce.  Car lots a specialty.   Correspondence solicited.  Phone .26.    .: c  t     -  FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  BURNS &   CO.���Baker  street,   Nelson,  wholesale dealers in fresh and cured meats.  Cold storage.        '    .'    ���-   GROCERIES..  A MACDONALD' &CO.���Corner Front and  ��� Hall streots, wholesalo grocers and  jobbers in blankets, gloves,'mitts, boots, rubbers,  mackinawB and.miners'sundries. ���         KOOTENAY SUPPLY  COMPANY,   LIMITED���Vernon   street, Nelson, .wholesale  grocers.        "   . '   JOHN CHOLDITCH & CO.���Front street, Nel-  . . son, wholesale grocers.    ��� .   PR. STEWART & CO.���Warehouses on C. P.'  ��� R. .track, foot of Stanley Btreet; Nelson,  wholesale dealers in provisions, produce and  fruits. Cold storage. Agents Armour Sc- Co.'s  bacon, hams, lard and other products.   JY. GRIFFIN & CO.-Front stroet, Nelson,  ���   wholesale   dealers   in   provisions,   cured  meats, butter and eggs.         ;  HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.  H BYERS & CO.���Corner Baker and Josephine  ��� streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers in hardware and mining supplios. Agonts for Giant  Powder Co. ^_^   LAWRENCE , HARDWARE COMPANY���  - Baker St., Nelson, wholosale dealers in  hardwaro and mining supplies, and water and  plumbers' supplies.   '  fieison 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  and Cedar Casings, Window Stiles, Turned  Work, Band-sawing, Brackets, Newel Posts,  Turned Veranda Posts, Store Fronts, Doors,  Windows and Glass.  Get prices before purchasing elsewhere  Office Corner ((all ar\d Front Streets  Factory Hall Street Crossing C. P. R. Track  Mills Hall Street Wharf  Kootenay Steam Laundry  BLOMBERG & SWEDBEI(G  Nelson   Wine   Co.  CHOICE WINES AND LIQUORS  Special attention given to family trade  Telephone 93 FRANK A.  TAMBLYM  MANAOKR  oph  Baker street,  ���   Nelson. B.C.  R. REISTERER "ft GO.  BREWERS AND BOTTLKBS OF  fine Lager beer, ale  and porter  J. E. ANNABLE  GENERAL BROKER  Throe dwelling houses       sale on easy terms.  One lot  on  Stanley   street, opposite .Royal  hotel, for sale at a bargain. >  One seven-roomed house and one three-room  house for rent. ' '"�����.�� �� ���� ���_*  See ANNABLE  MONEY TO LOAN  Prompt and regular  delivery to tne trade  Brewery at Nelson  COSTELLO'S EXPRESS  AND TRANSFER  ' Baggage and express moved to any part of the  city.   Special attention given to heavy teaming.  Office corner Victoria and Ward streets.   Telephone 192. W. A. COSTELLO, Manager.  ON  AT 7 PER CENT  BUSINESS PROPERTY  LIQUORS; AND DRY GOODS.  TURNER;.BEETON Sc 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. ,   POWDER, CAPS AND FUSE.  HAMILTON   POWDER  COMPANY���Baker   street,;Nelson,_mamifacturers of dynamite,_  sporting, stumping and black blasting powders,  wholesale dealers.in caps and fuse, and eleotrio  blasting apparatus. *    SASH AND DOORS.  NELSON SAW AND PLANING MILLS,  LIMITED���Corner Front and HaU streets.  Nelson, manufacturers of and wholesale dealers  In sash and doors; all kinds of faotory work made  to order.   '    ���, ��� ��� .-, ......  TENTS   AND   AWNINGS.  NELSON TENT AND AWNING FACTORY-  Baker street, Nelson. Manufacturers of all  kinds of tents, awnings,, and canvas goods.  P. O. Box 76.   Theo. Madson, proprietor.  WINES: AND CIGARS.  CALIFORNIA WINE COMPANY, LIMI-  TED-Corner Front and Hall 6treets, Nelson, wholesale dealers In wines (case and bulk,  and domestio and Imported olgars.  Charles St. Barbe  Stock aqd Share Broker  General Agent  E. P. Whalley, J. P.  NOTARY PUBLIC  Offlce with C. W. West & Co., corner Hall and  Baker streets.  City offlce of the Nelson Sodawater Factory.   ,  PROPRIKTOBS  The only steam laundry in Nelson employing union labor  A. LARSON, Manager  J. M. LUDWIG  Manufacturers of and  dealers iu Harness, Pack  and Stock Saddles, Apara-  ioes. Collars, Bridles and  Whips.  Nelson Harness Shop  Hall Street, Nolson.'  C. W. West & Co.  COAL!      W;OOD!  THE ATHABASCA COLD MINE,  (In* Liquidation*.)  SHARE   CAPITAL   ��200,000.  Hard Coal       <RQ CR I Crow's Nest  Anthracite      99.00 \ Coal  X.2_2XjX-V__3_~.___Xi _  AGENTS IMPERIAL OIL COMPANY, Ltd.  No ordor can bo accepted unless accompanied  by cash.    Offlce:   Corner of Hall  and Baker Streets.  $6.15  TELEPHONE 33.  lethbridge Gait Goal  The best value for tho money in the market  for all purposes.  terms cash     W. P. TiERN-sr, General Agent  Telephone 147.    Office with C. D. J. Christie.  -A..   J��{3>srs,PJ��I.A.JD-  Contracting Painters, Decorators, Paperhangers.  Full line of wall paper, moulding, oto,   Kalso-  mining and Tinting,   atriotly flratrclass work.  Estimates furnished.  Apply G. L. LENNOX. Solicitor, Nelson B. 0  Notice to Union Men.  The grievance committee of  the Trades arid Labor Council  have declared the Contractors  Lister and Kerr to be on the  unfair list, and all union men  and sympathizers are requested  to bear this in mind.  By Order of the Committee.  A. R. BARROW, A.M.I.C.E.  PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  Corner Vlotorla and Kootenay Streets.  P. O. Box SS9. TRLBPHONK NO. flo  DR. ALEX FORIN  Office: Houston Block.  .  ARCHITECTS.  "CiWART &  CARRIE���Architects.    Rooms 7  ���*-J  and 8 Aberdeen block, Baker stroet, Nelson.  ENGINEERS.  CHARLES PARKER���Mining and milling engineer.   West Baker street. Nelson.  Residence Mill Stroet,   WI?TOn\r    PT  OppositeSohoolHoune   iXilJLOUXM, D.\j.  FRATERNAL   SOCIETIES.  Ol   nelson lod&e. no. sb, a. v. & a. m.  .<gjr%r Meets second Wednesday in eaoh month.  Sojournlnf? brethren invited.  KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS- Nelson Lodge, No,  25,Kni**-J       - - ���- - .--.=���  I, oorner a  sday.evening      _  cordially Invited to attend,  26, Knights of Pythias, meets in I.  r Baker and Kootenay streets,._._.t  Visiting Knights  ige,N .  O.O.F.  streets,, every  Hall, oorner Baker and Kootena;  Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock.   V        ..  cordially invited to attend.   R. G. Joy, K. of R.  &S.   LeonardScott, C. C.  __,  NELSON L. O. L.. No. 1692, meets in I. O. O. F.  Hall, corner Baker and Kootenay streets,  To the Canadian* Shareholders:  Special resolutions for liquidation and roconi  struction were passed nt an Extraordinary General Meetintr, held on tho 18th of Mav last, and  confinncdiat a further meoting on the fith Juno  last, and in conformity-*therowith, anew com.  pany has beon registered undor the name of The  Athabasca Gold Mine, Limited, having a capital  of ��100,000 in ordinary shares of ��1 each.  I give notice that the agreement for the trans,  for of. tho assets of tho old company to tho new  company, which was submitted to and approved  by the said Extraordinary General Meeting, has  now been executed and is dated tho 18th June.  1900. Holders of shares in tho old company are  entitled to claim as of right,'an allotment of ono  share in the new company, with 17s. per sharo  credited as having been paid up thereon, for'  every two shares held by them or to which they  wero entitled in the old company, providing they  aeree to pay up the balance of 3s. per share on  each of such new shares. - ���.    ��� .  Shareholders registered on the books of the old  company havc received blanks or forms on  which to make application for tho shares.to  which theyare entitled, to apply for, nnd which  must be received hero and bo in my hands, together with tho Is. per sharo payable on application not later than ISth A ugust, 1000. Sharehold-  _oi'S_who_do not mako appHcfttioiL.by_thisdate_wlll_1  loso all their intorest in the "company. -Holders  of dollar shares of the Athabasca Gold Mining  Company, Limited Liability, who havo. not converted their script into ��1 sterling shares of tho  Athabasca Gold Mine, Limited, which is now in  liquidation, aro advised to send these promptly  . to thisofflce for conversion, thattheymay receive  the necessary blanks in time to comply with tho  abovo notico and so retain thoir intorest in the  property. E. NELSON V_._\_, Manager.  TRADES   UNIONS.  NELSON MINERS' UNION NO. 86, W. P; of ~^l  M.���Meets in miners' union rooms, northeast corner Victoria and Kootenay streets, every  Saturday evening at 8 o'clock. Visiting mom-  bers welcome. M. R. Mowatt, President. James  Wilkes, Secretary. Union Scale of AVaoes  for Nelson District���Per shift, machine  men, ��3.50: hainmcrsincn minors. ��3.25; muckers,  carmen, shovelers and other underground labor-  crs. ��3.00. . :  TRADES AND LABOR COUNCIL.���The regular meotings of tho Nolson Trados and Labor  Council will be held in the miners' union hall,  cornor of Victoria and Kootonay streets, on the  first and third Thursday of each month, ab  7.S0p. m. G.J. Thorpe, President. J. H. Matheson, Socretary. .     ;  THE regular meetings of tho Carpenters' Union  are hold on Wodnesday evening of each  week, afc 7 o'clock; in the Minors' Union hall cornor Viotoria and Kootenay streets. R. Robin-  son. President.   James Colling, Secretary.."        /  TDARBERS' UNION.-Nolson L'nion, No. 190, of  ���*-�� the International Journeymen Barber's Union of America, raeots every flrst and third Mon--  daypf each month in Miner's Union Hall, corner  of Victoria and Kootenay streets,  .      Visiting  attend.  J. H. Mi  sharp,  attend,  ville, Seoretary.  ��� ���  _���____,   at 8:30. p.m.  brothers cordially invited to  atheson, President.   W. S. Bel  ief) and 3rd Friday of each month,  brethern cordially.invited.   R. Rob"  W. Crawford. Recording-Secretary.  NELSON MRU-, Number 22, Fraternal Order  of Eagles, meots every second and fourth  Wednesday in eaoh month in Fraternity Hall.  Visiting brethren welcome. W. Gosnell, Presi  dent.   Charles Prosser, Secretary.  NOTICE.  The co-partnorship heretofore existing between  Charles S. Rashdall and A. E. Fauquier, doing  business as mining brokers at Now Denver, Britv  ish Columbia, under the Arm name of Rashdall  & Fauquier, Is dissolved. The business will be  continued by the.undersigned.  CHARLES S. RASHDALL.  New Denver, July Uth. 1900.  TJRICKLAYERS AND MASONS' UNION.  ���U   The Bricklayers and Masons' International  Union No. 3 of Nelson meets second and fourth  Tuesdays in each month at Miners  Union hall.  . Etc"  J.W.             and corresponding secretary.  tcher, president; Joseph Clark, recording  dii       '  T ABORERS' UNION.-Nelson Laborers' Pro-  *-" tective Union, No. 8121, A. F. of L., meets in  Fraternity Hall, Oddfellow's block, corner, of Baker and Kootenay streets, evoryMonday evening  at 8 p.m. sharp. Visiting members of the American Federation cordially invited to attend. A. W.  McFee, President. Percy Shackelton, Secretary.  ���KTELSON PAINTERS' UNION���The regular  *���'��� meeting of the Painters' Union is held  '��� the first and third Fridays in each month at Miners' Union hall at 7:30 sharp; T.O. Skatbo, Prosi-  dent; Will .T. Hatch. Secretary. __^  rpHE NELSON PLUMBERS, GAS AND  ���*��� STEAM FITTERS UNION meets evory sec  ond and fourth Friday at the Miners' Union hall  at 8 p.m.   B. Weeks, Secretary pro tern.  rcTTsrc^T:*^.- ?:  T??*t$��\-%?i1ir��'^^f*?&i**^'  ��� ;���:- y._^_rrfip��ftr,  ':>:\i- n^.i'- xvi..l^  ���"9-. g^wWiwWtti^^  ���yy<_i~?ri$��*i  r.~'-?>i.''..i-.-Wt*'?-fi----}-:ir.'.~'--.''y-bi-fr^^  v::\^:.-^v*,!-'-'^-*\:---V;.(^n'^^rS,ife.a  THE TRTBTOE: NELSON, R .0.," WEDNESDAY; JULY 25, 1900  ��� Cii.i  Xif  . ^fe. .^ . ^��t . w. . ^fe. ���>  *^^ .  . ��*fc. . ��tt ���'  iii  xti  [i   xit  xki  Xif  vi/  it)  \fc  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  DRINK  CHARLES  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  %  . ���  V-f_  * ��� ir:*Mm  m  Hi  �����*,_* __i  r'Vmty_i\  -   m_\mv'-t!i_.  'm1$k  l>0*  \ii  w  ��� ____m.  W*  ______�� *  WA  *^SS  BANK OF MONTREAL  '     CAPITAL, all paid up.... $12,000,000.00  REST    7.000,000.00  UNDIVIDED PROFITS       427,180.80  Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal ...President  Hon. Goorge A. Drummond Vice-President  E. S. Clouston General Manager ���  NELSON BRANCH  Cornor Baker and Kootenay Streots.  A. H. BUCHANAN, Manager.  Branches in London (England) New York,  Chicago, and all the principal cities in Canada.  Buy and sell Sterling Exchange and Cable  Transfers. . ��� ,-    .     .   ���    ...  Grant Commercial and Travelers' Credits,  available in any part of the world.-  Drafts Issued, Collections Made, Eto.  Saving's Bank Branch  CURRENT rate of interest paid.    ,  WOUNDED    SOLDIERS     BURNED.  The correspondent of the London  Daily Telegraph, after describing  the events that led up to the battle  of Biddulpli's Berg on May 31st,  and how grass fires were started on  the battlefield by the careless use of  matches, says:  Meanwhile the Boer gun was  pelting shell against our battery. I  regret to put it on record that the  four guns of No. 2 battery were  wholly unequal to the task of  silencing the Boer gun., The enemy  burned black powder, he was not  more than two or three thousand  yards away, and his gun, fired more  projectiles than"pm* four. Our  ranging was wretchedly bad, and  when shrapnel was used the fuses  were so badly timed that the bullets  pelted into the hillside behind the  gun instead of into the gunners. So  ineffective' was major McCree's  battery that geueral Bundle ordered  iip the Seventy-Ninth. It did much  better, and in a few moments the  Boer gun was temporarily silenced.  All this time no rifle shots had been  fired, and not a Boer was visible except the few serving the gun. It  looked as if by some accident the  gun had been left behind, and that  > we had nothing to do but go and  take it. It seemed as if we must do  it quickly. The grass fires were  now roaring acres in extent and a  vast pall of smoke was spreading  itself abroad, obscuring the Boer  position. General Rundle gave the  order for the Grenadiers to advance.  Colonel Lloyd called upon his men.  They sprang to their feet, and, with  a front like a wall, and as steadily 1  THE BANK OF  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  NELSON  Is now prepared to issue Drafts and  Letters of Credit on Skaguay, U. S.,  Atlin, B. C, and Dawson City, N. W. T.  as if at a review in Hyde park, they  moved out of the smoke and across  the open space towards the gun.  Instantly the Boers turned their  shells against the advancing Guards.  Their projectiles were badly aimed,  and a group of us behind were in  more danger than the troops. On  went the Grenadiers for a few hun-  -dred-yardsrand-then-^crack-,���crack,���  began the rifles from the hillside.  There were more than the gunners  to settle with before the gun could  be ours. All the while the shells  were falling never a man was hit|  but within less than a minute from  the first rifle-shot wounded men began to come back, past where I was  standing and stagger towards the  field dressing station.  One big grenadier, whose arm  was shattered from wrist to elbow  with an explosive bullet���thousands  of these were fired by the Boers���  held up the -ragged mass of flesh  .and bone as he passed me and exclaimed between his groans. "They  are knocking our fellows over like  peas in there"���nodding -towards  the smoke���"and the fire is burning  the chaps' who can't get up. Look  at me." I had already seen what  the poor fellow referred to. His  beard and hair were singed almost  to the skin, and his forehead and  one hand was red and scorched by  the flames. While he spoke another  man came past, his face, streaming  with a blood from a wound in the  scalp where a bullet had plowed  from the right temple halfway  round his head. He, too, was  scorched by the flames.  The scene on the battlefield at  this moment was one of the most  awful description. The battle was  now fully developed. From the  front, where the grenadiers had  disappeared in the smoke, the  crackle of rifles was deafening, and  the bullets fired too high by the  Boers, fizzed���the word best describes the sound���past us inces-  sently. Ten guns on our side and  two on the Boers' added their roar  Imperial Bank of Canada  HEAD  OFFICE. TORONTO.  Capital Authorized  Capital Paid up  Rest  $2,500,000  $2,458,603   $1,700,000  D. R. Wilkie, General Manager.  E. Hay, Inspecter.  .  Nelson Branch���Burns Block, 221 Baker Street  J. M. LAY, Manager.  ���the bursting of shells and the  demoniac scream of shrapnel made  up a perfect pandemonium of sound.  Over all, and dominating all, was  the dreadful poping crackle of the  flames from tbe biirning grass,  while the smoke' hid everything.  Biddulph sBerg, the'Boer guns.'our  own guns the Grenadiers, and the  Scots Guards, who had moved up in  -support-of-thenvhad-all-vanished-  One saw nothing but vast rolling  billows of thick blue-white smoke,  rearing themselves far over the tops  of the hills. Out of this pall that  linng over the battlefield, came the  dreadful din, and from under its  edge .crept stricken and bleeding  figures, groping along in the semi-  darkness, or staggering feebly,  supported between blackened and  dishevelled comrades towards tho  busy doctors at- the rear. It was  bewildering, it was terrifying, it  was horrifying. One could hardly  believe it real but no realism of art  could equal the awful realism of  the pallid, drawn, blood-smeared  faces und swaying tottering steps  of the ghastly, figures that now in  a steady stream staggered, out of  the hell in front of me. But they  were not the worst.  Presently the bearers, singed and  scorched, came past, bearing motionless figures on dripping stretchers. Here is one helpless burden  feebly holding his helmet over his  face to save it from the scorching  flames. There is one who will feel  no more pain or suffering. The  rough woollen blanket kindly drawn  over the face of the still figure on  the stretcher conveys its own message. "It would have been burned  in there," said the bearer, using the  impersonal pronoun to indicate  what was the burden borne so tenderly between him and his comrade.  An hour later the dead lay where  they fell, for every effort could not  bring nearly all the wounded away  before the cruel fire had sucked out  what life had been left in the helpless frame by Boer bullets. I can-,  not describe the helpless feeling of  a non-combatant .like myself as I  set there on my horse watching the  terrible scene, unable to do more  than offer iny water bottle to a  parched sufferer. All around men  were making the most strenuons  efforts of a life-time; men were  dying within a few yards of where  I stood, dying deaths of dreadful  torture; what was a thousand times  worse, helpless, wounded men were  lying unable to move, watching the  greedy flame sweeping on towards  them, and no one could see to help  them, for what the thick smoke did  not obscure the tall, rank, unburned  vegetation hid from view, and a  wounded man's feeble cry for help  could no more be heard in that appalling chaos of sound than one  could hear the fall of a leaf amid  the-thunders-of-the-tempest.���One-  lost the sense of danger. There was  no room for the thought of personal  risk in the wild tumult of feeling  that filled one's mind. Ifc was not  an ordinary battlefield. I have been  on "stricken fields" before, and I  never felt anything like the sense  of helpless horror that I experienced  during those dreadful hours of the  the battle of Biddulpli's Berg. The  Boers evidently thought that the  smoke from the burning veldt was  intended to conceal something from  their view.  They shelled tlie*swirling, smoke-  wreaths, and the '.-shrapnel hissed  and snarled round the group of  which I was "-bhej'' but it passed  unheeded. We were thinking of  what was happening out there a  few hundred yards to our front. A  shrapnel burst overhead, and my  horse gave the sudden quivering  start of a stricken animal. I paid  no heed, except to pass my hand  lightly over the spot where the  bullet had plowed a long red furrow  down its side. A minute i later the  time fuse of a shell, a big lump of  brass over a pound ; in weight,  buried itself between a colleague  and myself. I stooped and picked  it up mechanically, as one would  pick up a scrap of paper while sitting chatting at one's desk, without  a thought that a few inches deflection of the missile might have  made me or the friend to whom I  spoke another helpless victim for  the flames. "I only'remember that  the only thought which occurred  to me was a sort of wondering conjecture whether the bullets which  the fuse had set free had added  another to the figures writhing in  agony from the twin terrors of fire  and lead.    So the day wore on,- and  still the stricken figures- came'back  from   the   firing   line.-    Most frequently they wore the red and blue  badge of a Grenadier, more rarely  the white and red tartan of a Scots  Guard, and at less frequent intervals the plain red semicircle and  white lettering of a man  of the  West' Kent   battalion.   The Yeomanry had long since disappeared/  unharmed, from view over a fold in  the ground.   General Rundle, ever  watchful amid all the confusion of  the surroundings, had observed a  crowd of Boers  galloping  toward  our left, and the Yeomanry, pulled  together by colonel Blair, had  ridden down aud driven off the force  that threatened our flank.  --=-Now��� and���then.-when-thG���windswept away the smoke for a space,  1 could see the Grenadiers and  the  Scots lying in the unburned patches  of grass and mealies, firing up at  the grey rocks, where never a sign  could be seen of the men who were  shooting so steadily down into the  smoke.    The Boers were nofc escaping all punishment.  Colonel Pratt's  artillery   was   searching   the   hill  from top to bottom  with  a fire of  shrapnel that missed no likely spot  of cover.    No less  than 800 shells  were discharged by tho two batteries during the course of the day.  The troops in front for four or five,  hours   lay patiently under a lire  that no other troops  in the  world  would have borne for half an hour  without  flying  in confusion.    The  Scots Guards and West Keuts are  beginning  to  retire  on our right.  The   veldt   has   all   been   burned  right up  to the foot of the berg,  and the khaki clothing of our men  stands out against the blackened  ground like targets.    It were murder to keep the troops longer under  fire; besides, the general during the  day   received   peremptory   orders  from lord Roberts to march to the  assistance of general Brabant, and  he is extricating his men with marvelous   skill  and coolness from a  position   of   difficulty.     Presently  the   Scots   Guards and the  West  Kents are clear of the zone of fire,  and the Grenadiers began to retire.  It   was    a    beautifully    executed  movement, carried out as steadily  as   if   on  parade.     I  think  there  never was a braver or a  better  lot  of men than the Grenadiers  I saw  go into and come out of a perfect  hell of fire in front of Biddulpli's  berg. There are no skulkers in the  Second Grenadiers. I saw no man  of the battalion go to the .rear unless he -helped back a wounded  comrade,.and men who went back [  for this purpose returned to the  firing line.- There were countless  acts of heroism during the day.  -  \'S- J'f  - r'.'P]  _ ."-Ml  Baker and Ward  Streets,-Nelson  NJadden House  The only hotel In Nelson that hM remained  nnder one management since 18B0.  The bed-rooms are well famished and lighted  by electricity.  The bar Is always stocked by the best dom* s-  tie and Imported liquors and cigars.  THOMAS MADDEN. Proprietor.  SLOCAN JUNGTIO/J HOTEL  J. H. McMANUS, Manager  ���Bar stocked with?best brands of winos, liquors,,  and Cigars. Boer on draught. Large comfortable rooms.   Firstclass table board.  RESTAURANT  OPEN DAY AND NIGHT  Cor. Bakor and Hall Ste. I'D   Mr RAF   Pifin  Firstrclass table I "��� l��H��IU\C, rnip.  Having Purchased  the Business  Of Fred J. Squire, merchant  tailor, Nelson, I intend to  continue the business so as  to keep the patronage of all  Mr. Squire's old patrons and  get a share of the general <  trade. I am now prepared  to show the latest styles in  all lines of spring goods. A  special line on hand at $25  per suit. All other lines at  low rates. None but'Union  labor employed.  E. Skinner  Neelands' Building, Baker Street.  FRED J. SQUIRE, Manager.    Arthur G$e  MERCHANT     -  TAILOR  Removed to Baker Street, oppovlto the Queen's  TBMOflT HOUSE  AMERICAN  AND  EUROPEAN  PLAN8  -��l  MEALS   25    CENT?  -ROOMS LIGHTED BY ELECTRICITY  AND HEATED BY STEAM  25 CENTS TO 81  321 to 331 Baker Street, Nelson..  QUEEN'S HOTEL  BAKER STREET. NELBON.  Lighted by Electricity and Heated with Hot Air.  Large comfortable bedrooms and  flrsb-oUus  dining-room. Sample rooms tor commercial men.  RATES S2 PER DAY  N|rs. E. C. Clarke, Prop.  LATB OV THK ROYAL HOTEL, GALOARY  EVERY   DAY  AT  THK  BIG   SCHOONER  Beer or Half-and-half only  FRESH  10c  COOL  The only good Beer in Nelson  E. J. CURRAN, Prop.  Corner Stanley and Silica Streets.  St JOSEPH'S SCHOOL  NELSON, B.C.  A boarding and day school conduoted by the .   I  Slsteraof St. Joseph or Peace.   It is situated at ��>'  the oorner of Mill and Josephine streets in one of : - V, |  the best residential portions of Nelson, and is .*  easily accessible from all parte of the city.   ���*������ i-. -:ii'������  The course of study includes the fundamental'  and higher branches of thorough Englist -iuca-:  tion:   Business   course���bookkeeping,   stenog- :;  raphy and typewriting.  Science course���music; ��� '������'  vocal and instrumental, drawing, etc  Plain art  and needlowork, etc ������-.������-  For terms and particulars a*ppl*r to the Sister '>  Suporior.  Sefa.  ,-^:M4fes^^^^^^  :&&f�� THE TRIBUNE: NELSON, B. C.t WEDNESDAY JULY 25 1900  4-  ers? Supplier  In these goods we keep a full supply and are able to fill the largest orders without delay,  a glance at our window and see the largest assortment of assayers' supplies in Canada.  W. F. Teetzel  Victoria Block, Corner Baker and Josephine Streets.  Sc Co.  NELSON, BRITISH COLUMBIA.  HATS! HATS!  We have just received a large consignment of Stetson hats in all the latest shapes and styles, also hats from  some of the best English makers, includings Christy's celebrated hard hats, which we are selling at prices to suit  everybody.  The Nelson  Clothing House  i -<m:&&G_l__\_&.��_\^^  \if  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  -0-0'0'0'0  Just to Remind You  >  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl.  ffl  ffl,  ffl  txyty't  few  ffl  ffl  ffl  ��&_*���<:  The  Karn  Famous  Piano  Steam's Pianos  The Zenith, White,  Raymond,  Standard, Domestic  Wheeler &  Wilson  Sewtng Machines  Lamps, Vases  Diamonds   and   all  kinds  precious stones  Watches  from  size  18 to size 0  Ringsj   Scarf   Pins,  Bracelets, Earrings,  Lockets, Chains,  and Brooches  JACOB DOVER, JEWELER  Jardiniers, Onyx Tables, cClay Goods, Brass Ware,  Clocks, Carving Sets, Pearl Handled Fish  and Fruit Sets.   A complete line of Rogers' 1847 Flatware  tl*  7  Wy  All the leading  up-to-date  -*   J-iwelery  My'Watch and  Jewelry  .   Department..  has no  equal in British  Columbia  '  I guarantee _  quality  ���3\* _  ffl  ffl  A   full   line  of  Sterling  Silver  Novelties and  - Nicnacks  -Orders by Mail  -and Express"  orders receive  -^      my  . _-, -��� prompt  .   attention  Xti  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  JACOB DOVER, The Jeweler  ffl  V*  YOUR    LUNCH    BASKET  .    .   . Is  a most important item when making arrangements for your  'summer - outing.   We have special delicacies suitable for picnics and  "excursions, and invite you to examine bur extensive stock in that line.  Our stock is fresh and first-class in every, respect.  DO NOT FAIL TO PLACE YOUR ORDERS WITH US.     *  THE WESTERN MERCANTILE COMPANY, Ltd.  Baker Street. GROCERS. Nelson, B. C  THIRTY DAYS WAR  Look Out for Big Canvas Sign  Baker Street, Nelson  Against prices will be the feature of the genuine clearance  sale, which I will commence on Saturday morning to make  room for my fall stock of clothing, gent s furnishings, etc.  Two hundred and fifty suits of clothing at cost. Three hundred pairs of miners' shoos at cost.  Men's ftirniohlngs, flno shoes, hats and caps. Four hundred pair of odd pants. Every article in tho  storo offered ac from 20 to .W por cent discount.  Baker Street, Nelson  Look Out for Jiig Canvas Sign.  Theo Madson  Carpets  Oil Cloths  Bedroom  CITY LOCja NEWS    ���  A worthless check was passed oh  the manager of the Rossland hotel,  Vernon street, yesterday. It was  for $210, signed and endorsed by J.  Reid. A $10 advance was made on  the check and Reid decamped before its worthlessness was. _ discovered.  At yesterday's police court A.  Price was fined $20 and costs for  assaulting a Chinaman named Sing.  Ed. Murphy, a vag, was given ten  hours to leave town under pain of  a term at the goal.  ' A. B. Buckworth, returning officer  in the recent election, distributed  checks to the deputies and clerks  yesterday for their services on election day.  The city engineer is preparing  plans for the improvements to the  reservoir above the electric light  power house. The proposition is  to give the dam a capacity of four  to five million feet of water, sufficient to operate the, plant for five or  six hours. This will maintain the  current during the hours in which  the consumption is greatest, after  which the natural flow of the creek  will be ample.  Work was not commenced on  Baker. street pavement yesterday  morning as decided at Monday  night's council meeting.    The eor-  I poration men have several -days'  work in other parts of the city, on  ! the completion of wliich all hands  will commence laying macadam.  Monday next is the date fixed for  starting work.  Dr. P. E. McLennan has been appointed physician to the Yellowstone mine.  "- The Methodist Sunday school  picnic to Proctor yesterday was  most successful. The steamer Moyie  left at 8 a. m. loaded with.picknick-  ers and returned at 6 p. in. One of  the features of the day was , a ball  game' between nines headed by  John A. Turner and J. H. Wallace  in which Mr. Turner's aggregation  won out after an exciting'game.'  The ��� fishing was excellent' and a  number of fine trout.were taken  during the"day.-  W. P. Thompson, recently business manager.of the Miner, is now  manager of the Yukon Sun and  Klondike Pioneer.  The train from Spokane was over  four hours late last night owing to  the wreck below Myers' Falls. The  particulars of the accident have  not been received at the local office,  beyond the fact that the trestle  was completely destroyed by fire  and engineer Bacon and his fireman were seriously hurt. A large  quantity of merchandise billed to  Nelson houses went down in the  wreck.  A..H. Gracey leaves tonight for  Kuskonook, where the Imperial  Development Syndicate, with which  he is connected has several men at  work on the Waverley. From 30  to~40 _feet ~h"as���beeh^unk-on~tKe  prospect and the outlook is promising.  to William Reilly, consideration  $1000; a quarter interest in the  Dewey on Head Rest creek by John  McEvoy to William Reilly, consideration $1000-.; the Modesty, at  Take the head of Hall creek, by John E.  Anderson to Andrew E. Laird and  Louis Strand. ���;���:      --a  Locations:���The Rainbow, on  head of Whiskey creek by J. F.  McFarlane; the Best, on north fork  of Whiskey creek, by John McEvoy;  the Modoc, twelve miles north of  Erie on the north fork of Salmon  river by Herbert Porter; the Sunshine, On the west side of Seven  Mile creek north side Pend d'Oreille  river, by A. E. Churcher; the  Rocky Point, one and one half  miles north of Salmo, by C. C.  Ladd, the Aurora, on Erie mountain, by.- C.C. Ladd.  ..; Certificates of work :s To Henry  Reichartf' orf" the North"' Star ; to  Herbert Porter, on the Dora, to Ada  Campbell, on the . Paxton; to J.  Campbell, on the Daylight and  Robin Hood ; to J. Campbell, on the  Good Eye ; to the t Athabasca Gold  Mine, Limited, on1 "the Good Hope  and Little Hope.  NOTES ON ATHLETICS.  ESTABLISHED 1892  H.   BYERS   &  HARDWARE  ESTABLISHED 1892  and Suction  Wire Rope  stock.  Garden, Mill, Steam  Hose.  Crucible  Cast  Steel  6-16 to 1-in. in  Leather and  Rubber Belting.  Sheet,Square and Round Rubber  Flax and Garlock Packing  Pipe Fittings, Brass Goods, Rails  peace was restored in Venezuela  some weeks ago," said Mr. Esteves,  "President Castro kept his official  declaration till today, wliich is the  anniversary of General Simon Bolli-  var, the illustrious son of Venezuela, and the liberator of several  republics of South America."  ���r  Wrr  J'/*! <*'*  I J'  And all other House Furnishings at Manufacturers' Prices,  Plus Freight, on orders of $60 and upwards. Orders under  $60. at 12 1-2 per cent discount.  CASH i&ALE  .*^<  Jtf  "*&-.  Thirty Days Only Entire Stock Must be Sold  NELSON FURNITURE COMPANY  Baker Street*, West  Miscellaneous Mining News  The third assessment on the J. I.  C claim, situated on the north fork  of Hall creek, has just been completed with satisfactory results. A  15-foot ledge of decayed quartz has  been uncovered and the specimens  now being assayed are expected to  run high in gold. The claim belongs to P. Burns.  J. F. Holden, late of the Venus  mine, leaves this morning for  Spokane on mining business. He  will be absent a week.  The Britannia group of mines on  Howe Sound, 30 miles from Vancouver, have been bonded to the  British America Corporation, owners of the Le Roi mine, for $1,500,-  000, the terms being $50,000 payable August 17th, $50,000 for five  succeeding months, payable on the  17th of each month; then $100,000  payable each,month for three succeeding months, on the 17th; and  $000,000 at the end of twelve  months' time.  Charles Hislop who is organizing  a gymnasium class, is looking about  for suitable quarters and will have  arrangements made to this end  shortly. He is ' meeting with considerable success in interesting  local fparties in the undertaking,  which will probably take the form  of an athletic association. The  organization of such an institution  has been discussed in" Nelson at  various periods butnodefinitesteps  were ever taken. The enthusiasts  who have had'tiie matter in hand  heretofore will now have a chance  to put the scheme into effect.  .The local sportsmen, who propose  to give a, sparring and wrestling  tournament here." next week will  hold a meeting at the firehall  tonight and the matter will be  decided. The ��� .promoters believe  the idea would take well.  Manager Waterman has received  a telegram from- .the Medicine Hat  nine asking for.'a game here. The  date will probably be arranged.  The Tribune is in "receipt of a  communication from,. S. J. Davis  and Ted Eaton "of Sandon with respect "to the'1" approaching boxing  competitions here. The letter has  been referred for answer to those  who'are getting! up "the' competitions.    .       ���'.'���!  The attraction next Sunday afternoon will be the ba]l game between  the printers and the painters. Both  sides are practicing steadily and in-,  elude some good ball players among  them. The rivalry is very keen  and there is certain to be a .hotly  contested game which will be well  worth watching.; "Doc" Boyd will  umpire the game, and a large crowd  is expected. ��� ' '  Episcopalian Missionaries Safe.  New York, July 24.���Rev. Dr.  Carroll of the Methodist missionary  society has received a letter from  the Rev. Frederick Brown, dated  Che-Foo, June 22nd.- Mr. Brown  was a passenger, on the last train  that left Pekin.',T - Many . of the  foreigners were preparing to leave.  Mr. Brown says,Lthe -diplomats had  many warnings, of_ trouble from the  missionaries 'but they refused to  credit the reports. The Protestant  Episcopal missionary society today  received a cablegram from bishop  Graves^at-Shang-*Hai.���It���was-as-  follcws : -'Men at ports, all safe."  Some days ago the bishop cabled  that the women missionaries had  gone to Japan. Today's cablegram  means, therefore, that all the  Protestant Episcopal stations, which  extended along the Yang' Tse river  for a thousand miles, have' been  abandoned. The society had no  missions in North China.  Smallpox in Dawson.  Ottawa, July 24���[Special to  The Tribune].���Three cases of  smallpox were discovered at Dawson some time ago. Latest information from there on July 14th  was that they were doing well and  that the disease'was not spreading.  These cases were imported from  Cape Nome. To guard against any  further cases from the same quarter, Dr. Montizambert, who is going  to British Columbia and the west  on a tour of inspection auy way,  first visits Yukon, and will, make  all necessary quarantine and isolation arrangements to prevent the  spread of the disease. .The doctor  left today for Vancouver, where he  will sail on August 1st for  .Skagway; ���������'>-..>;-���-.  ��������� _   U-- ,���,������"������  HOTEL ARRIVALS.  , PHAIR.���Josoph Tasse, Montreal; H. Chis-  holm, St. Charles, Jllonis; K. W. Prayer, Rossland: H. N. Ceperter, Vancouver; Frank Oliver,  H. M. Kumball, Rossland; Mrs. A. Noinian,  Taooma; George fl. Williams, Spokano: Charles  W. Graves, Toronto.  HUME.���H. Hankey. Vancouver; C. XV. Rorr.  Lot La Hnctai; C. H. Low. Montreal; L. A. Bodoll,  London, England; Miss L. Smith, Spokane; J. T.  Lumm, Cranbrook; O. A. Mitchell, Rossland:  Arthur Poole, Toronto; Mrs. J. Martin, Nakusp;  Jerry S. L.mghlhi, Spokano.  ,,#yBKN'S--AlanftOTe8ter.-Robson; A. Mo  Phail. Muniac; J. G. McGallum, XV. Cameron,  Slocan City.        . -  BUSINESS   MENTION.  Lost���Black cocker spaniel, an-  Rwering tiie name of Jack. George A. Stewart  Pott 8,' Wallace-Miller block.  Wanted���Furnished or unfurnished rooraB. - Address, L. V., Tribune.  For Rent���Small furnished house  for one month, from about August 10th. Cheap;  near city.  Apply Box 182, Post office.-  Furnished rooms  to let���Apply  Carney block, one door oast of Oddfellow's hall.  Hack-.calls left at   the ��� Pacific  Transfer barn on Vernon street Telephono  call 35.  For Rent���Dwelling on Carbonate  street, noxt to ex-mayor Neelands. possession  July 1st; rent $25., Enquire Mrs. Robinson.  Black and Galvanized Sheet Iron  Soft Steel Plates  1-8, 3-16 and 1-4 x 72, 96 and ?20  Agouts���Truax Ore Cars, Giant Powder, and Metropolitan Kuso, etc.  H. BYERS & CO.  NELSON  KASLO  SANDON  gerators  Prices from $10 to $30  185 Baker Street.  ffl  '-wi'S'i__'m-'m_f__\-_?������__?��� _f--T--l-r*1  ���0-0^9^9^9r9^9^_M9_9^9^^  Telephone 10.   ffl  ffl  KIRKPATRICK  &  WILSON.  DEBENTURES  FOR SALE    -  The City o% Nelson, British Columbia, has authorized, the Issue of debentures for the following  purpoNos; .  $15,000 for extending the Water-  Works System.  $15,000 for extending the' Electric Light System.  $20,000 fonextending the Sewer  System.  $20,000   for   Street   Improve-   ments.        ...   .   ffl  ty    ffl '  \|/���        We have removed our place of business  ffl for the next few months to the old Burns  ty shop, next* to the Nelson Hotel, where we  to hope to see all our old customers and many  ffl new ones.   Give us a call.  ffl  ffl  ffl  to   Telephone IO  v��.  *^\  KIRKPATRICK & WILSON  185 Baker Street  Car Load of Lake of the  Woods   Flour Was  Been Received.  Just  Cheapest Place in Nelson to Outfit  Houston Block.  Telephone 161.  P. O. Box 176.  JOHN A. IRVING & CO.  Kootenay Electric Supply & Construction Co., ltd,  Eleetrie Fixtures Electric Fans  Medical Batteaies  HOUSTON BLOCK, '. "hX _~_1 __. ___*__.        TP>       /S  CORNJSR BAKER AND JOSEPHINE STREETS. JN ClSOIl,     Jd��     U.  -"_** _  Don't Imbibe Snakes  Lots of them In the oity water.  Get one of oup filters  on trial.   Prices 40 cents, $1.26 and $1.75.  OPPOSITE POSTOFFICE.  STRACHAN  BROTHERS.  Mining Records.  Yesterday's mining records were:  Transfers,' a three-fourth's interest  in   the   Vixen   mineral   claim on  Donaldson mountain, two and one  half  miles   from   Oraigtown,    by-  Duncan Dewer of Erie to Joseph  Harrison of Erie, consideration $100;  a quarter interest in the Maud M.  claim on Head Best creek, three  and one half miles north-west of  the Arlington mine, by K. McEvay  Casualties of the Allies.  Tien-Tsin, July 14���via Che-Poo,  July 10, and Shang-Hai, July 24.���  The Ninth United States. Infantry  entered the fighfat Tien-Tsin with  400 men. An incomplete list of  casualties shows 18 killed, 75  wounded and two missing. The  marines had four killed and 18  wounded. The total losses of the  allies were about 800. The British  lost 50. The Japanese estimate  their "killed at 50' and wounded at  250. The Russians estimate their  casualties at 150. All" day long the  work of bringing in the dead and  wounded was continued. Fifty  guns were captured.; The place  was full of munitions of war. Many  fires have been started and most of  the city will probably be burned.  The Chinese are retreating towards  Pekin. ">������ :������-���-. .'��� -;.' ��� ;���  Venecia at Peace,  New York, July 24.���Elias Gonzales Esteves,; consul general of  Venezuela, today-.received the following dispatch from Caracas: Today I have officially declared the  country enjoying complete peace.  (Sgd.) Ciprino Castro, president of  Venezuela.     "Although   complete  $6,000 for a Road Making Plant.  These debentures are dated October 1st. 1900,  ���1 fw twenty years, bear four per cent interest  HW.y'ioie homi-armunlly), and will bo issued in  (let-oininntions of one thousand dollars. Interest  ��"d principal payable atthe Bank of Montreal,  Nolson. Tho assessed value of real estate in  Nolson is $1,247,<X)0, und of improvements $818,000;  total 82,003,000. Tho population is 0000. Tenders  for those debentures will be recoived by the undersigned up to 12 o'clock noon on Saturday,  September loth, 1900.  w V-      t,V,   .   JOHN HOUSTON, Mayor.  Nelson, B. C, July 24th. 1900.  PalaceB/jeat Kjarl^et  Headquarters  for all kinds of  Fresh and Cured Meats.  Wj  We have sold 75 per cent of all the  Portland^ Cement  FipSFBpie]^Fipel31ay  and Sewer Pipe  USED IN KOOTENAY  mj  v.  LAWRENCE HARDWARE COMPANY  xti  to  to  to  ffl  ffl  ffl  to  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  Just received carload Dominion Ale and  (PINTS AND QUARTS)  Dominion White Label Ale (pints and quarts),  the finest Ale brewed in Canada.  Porter   ������  This is  Mb     M  ��� Dominion Bulk Ale (15 gallon kegs)  Teacher's Scotch Whiskey is still the best.  A feature will be made of the poultry and  Kameutrade.  They will always, bo oa hand dur-  ag their season.  J. L. PORTER, Prop.  169 Josephine St, between Baker and Vernon.  '    y ��� Telephone .159.  DISSOLUTION   OF   PARTNERSHIP  ; Notice is horeby given that the partnership  heretofore subsisting between Frank Campbell &  George William Bartlett. in tho business of the  Clark Hotel on Josephine streot. Nelson, is dissolved from this date. AH accounts due to the  firm aie to be paid to George William Bartlett.  who will pay all debts and carry on the business  as heretofore.  Bated 19th July 1900.  H. J. EVANS &  OO.  i  P. Burns & Co.  Hkad Office at  NELSON, B. O.  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers in Meals  ROYAL SEAL  AND  KOOTENAY BELLE  CIGARS  UNION MADE  Kootenay Cigar Mfg. Go.  NElaON, BBmSH COLUMBIA  Markets at   Nelson,  Rossland,   Trail,  Kaslo, Ymir,  Sandon,  Silverton, SPev  Denver, Revelstoke, Ferguson, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade City, Md  way, and Vancouver.    -   Ma'* Orders Promptly Forwarded  \  West Kootenay Butcher Co.  ALL KINDS OF  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  Baker Street, Nelson JJ#   &   TRAVES,   Manager  ORDERS BY _______ BECEIVa CAREFUL AND PROMPT ATTENTION. ^^  l^___f_m_W_l_m_W^^^^^' _&&  2wT^w\  %��iU&&Pm*_t>>H+ii}-&J_ui_u___t^^    ^'^mj^^^^^  :r-iNU.��v^.*.-Ww--*��,tt\V';TW  ���^v't^-^^rjT^TKr^^Ti-^^.i^r^rr;^'-^

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