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Array '^^^^^^^j^v^^^^^s_i^___s______  ___mm____m&-____*  m  DAILY EDITION   BY MAIL  ^KiVE DOLLARS A YEAR  tribune  y^yy^yy^^yy^iSS^  WEEKLY EDITION 3Y MAIL  TWO DOLLARS A YEAR  SMI  EIGHTH YEAR.  KELSON:  MONDAY MORNING JULY 23 J900  PRICE FIVE CENTS  fc.��  TRICKY WAR IN TRANSVAAL  Petty Criticisms Rampant  New York, July 22.���Isaac N.  Ford, in liis review* of tlio   South  African war situation, says :  The Chinese war diverts attention from South Africa. This is  perhaps fortunate, for the heat lias  been terribly sovero for London,  and worrying is dangerous unless ifc  ean bo done: undorneatlr a straw  hat. It is probable that lord Roberts',campaign has nofc been going  well, although the situation is not  clear, and thoi;e may bo a pleasant-  surprise in store, for the public.  Anyhow, ib has been generally believed the Boers wero rounded up  in a mountainous corner of the  Free State and that they were  falling back demoralized into the  Transvaal, but these expectations  ��� have not been justified.  General Dewet has contrived to I  overthrow the cordon with a single  column whicli may now be heading  for the railway or swooping down  upon the convoys or isolated posts.  He has also left behind in the  mountain fastness a force of sufficient strength to compel generals  Hunter and Rundell to operate  cautiously. Meanwhile general  Botha's force has been pressing  closely around Pretoria since Nitral's Nek, and lord Roberts does nofc  appear to be accomplishing any useful result by sending columns to  Rustenburg aud northward from  Waterval.  The long silence which lias followed the brief announcement that  the Boer fox had broken from the  mountains with two brigades of  mounted trops, seems to indicate  that he has found cover in some unexpected quarter. . It is hardly possible to form any conclusion from  the meagre despatches now printed  from the theatre of war, as the censorship is so vigorous .that important movements pass unrecorded.  The fact has come out' that general Paget was . practically under  siege for weeks at Lindley, aud that  . g4fe't*ral Dewet mado repeated  '"attempts to capture the town. 'This"  was not hinted at until a day or  two ago.  Military men fail to explain why  the Boors have succeeded in capturing one body of British troops  after another while bhey invariably  elude pursuit themselves, disappear  when apparently surrounded and  entrapped, and then reappear elsewhere and work further ..'."mischief.  Their horses ought to be worn out  by this time, and they cannot be  sure of. getting remounts or supplies, but their mobility is unceasing, and the so called flying columns  on the British side are unable to  overtake, hunt down and capture  the commandoes.  Lord Roberts' friends are asserting that he is badly served by the  generals in the case of the Free  State, and aro assuming that as  soon as General Dewet's forces are  dispersed  tho   campaign    in    the  -TransvaaHvill-be-i'ushed-   The military theory is that Lord  Roberts does not wish to leave,  but that he aims to hold General  Botha's force near the capital while  General Millard's division.with Lord  Dundonald's cavalry is sent across  country through Eimelro to shut  the Delagoa railway and station  itself within striking distance of  Koomatipoorfc.  Lord Roberts is now warned that  the time ia approaching when, instead of being the critic, he will  be exposed to relentless criticism  for allowing traitors and perjurers to go unpunished, for feeding  spies and for paying excessive  prices for farm produce to burghers  who are ready at a moment's  notice to take up arms afresh and  leave their families to bo supported  at the cost of the military chest.  There are so many bickerings  and jealousies among the military  commanders and their social allies  in Mayfair that allowance must be  made for these signs of discontent  with Roberts. There is Wolseley's  gang, military and social, which is  . watching for a chance to discipline  and humiliate lord Roberts. There  is also the Aldershot circle, with a  large annex in Devonshire, which is  ���devoted to the fortunes of Buller,  and i& striving to promote them at  the expense of Bobs. Moreover, there are smaller coteries  of the friends of Methuen,  Gatacre, general Colville and  others, and these are centres of  criticism and disaffection whenever  lord Roberts' work is reviewed.  Vanity Fair does not appear at its  best in war time. It is the least  reasonable and the most unpatri  otic section of England during the  period of storm and stress, when  the masses here and in the colonies  are splendidly loyal to the country,  and grateful to tho man of , genius  who transformed the situation in  South Africa, and is laboring under  stupendous difficulties to bring the  war to a close.  OLD AND NEW DIPLOMACY  Conger's Cable Discussed.  New York, July 22.���In regard  to the Conger message and tho  Chinese situation, Mr Ford says in  his London cable letter to this  morning's Tribune: Tho simplicity  of young America has confounded  the wisdom of European diplomats.  The practical device of the state  department for finding out by a  cipher message whether Minister  Conger is still alive has startled the  foreign office, dazzled halfpenny  journalism and silenced the requiems for the dead ordered by the  dean and chapter of the metropolitan cathedral.  Naturally diplomatic enterprise  of this iinconventiorial kind is regarded critically in this conservative country, where there is a prejudice of long standing against  anything,' so untutored and un:  fettered as American statecraft.  Minister Conger's message is not  considered conclusive, either by the  British officials or by the London  press, Avhich has been printing  detailed accounts of the massacre  at Pekin. As for the dean and  chapter of St Pauls, who have been  prematurely arranging . a service  for the dead on Monday, and , suggesting that "The dead march  from Saul" should be played in  every church tomorrow, words are  lacking in which to express their  astonishment over American credulity and meddlesomeness. ^ -  There is a general agreement that  the processes of American diplomacy, while simple and childlike, are  irregular and unworthy."  "Why has not our foreign office  ��� thought of sending a cipher message to minister MacDonald ?", ask-'  ed* au indignant "Briton-;last" night.  ' "Why should news of, this importance be allowed to come from  Washington instead of from our  own sources of information ?"  Secretary Hay's opinion, cabled  to the morning papers, that' the  message was authentic and that  minister Conger was alive' last  Wednesday, is respected even by  the critics who are most loquacious  on the subject of belated dispatches and the artistic qualities of  Chinese mendacity. Every journal  demands the postponement of the  burial service with its solemn requiem until there is certainty respecting the fate of the legations  and refugees.  From the Provincial Gazette.  i - - _.  Victoria, July 22.���Yesterday's  Provincial Gazette contains notices  of the incorporation of the following companies : Hutchings Furni-  ture-Company-of���Vancouver^capi--  tal $25,000; Tenderfoot Mining .' &  Development Company of Kamloops, capital $1,000,000; Princeton  Waterworks Company of Princeton, capital $100,000. The Saunders Grocery Company of Victoria,  capital $25,000; Kimberly Copper  Mines of Kamloops, of Rossland,  capital $1,000,000. The lieutenant-  governor has approved tho following appointments: Sydney A.  Roberts. P.L.S.; A. S. Going, P.L.S.;  J. H. McGregor, P. L. S.; John  McKenzie, P. L. S., and Albert Hill,  P. L. S., to bo members of the  board of examiners under the Provincial -Land Surveyors' Act. C.  Keith, of New Westminster, to bo  district registrar of titles of the  New Westminster district aud district registrar of births, deaths and  marriages for the county of New  Westminster, vice Jos. S. Gaynor.  W. B. Charles, of Kamloops, to be  chief clerk in the law registry  office. C. A. Daly, of Kaslo, to be  a clerk, in the office of assessor  and recorder of the said city vice  G. A. Caroney. George Clements,  of Vancouver, has assigned.  Satolli Promoted.  ��� Washington, July 22.���It is  learned from an official source that  cardinal Francis Satolli, the first  papal delegate to this country, has  been appointed prefect of the propaganda by pope Leo XIII.  The American Beaten.  London, July 22.���The final contest for the Winfleld sculls took  place yesterday. C. V. Fox won,  easily beating B. H. Howell, the  American oarsman.  SALMON FISHERS' STRIKE  No Agreement Beached.  Victoria, July 21.���Rumors and  reports were flying ad lib this morning concerning the state of the  fishermen's strike. It was said that  the Japanese at Steveston were in  a starving condition and had  resolved to go out this evening no  matter what the whites might do  or say. The Japs are said to be in  sore distress and not in receipt of  sufficient food from the union to  influence them to stand by the  whites through the present crisis.  A telephone inquiry to Steveston  did not result in a confirmation of  bhe story, but there appears to be  something in the wind which is  being kept very close, by the can-  ners.  It may be that the rumor arose  from the fact that a large number  of boats went out on the north arm  yesterday afternoon, coming in  with a very good catch. All the  canneries on the arm from Cassidy's  to the Gulf of Georgia had boats  out. Fifteen from Cassidy's each  averaged in four hours' fishing  about 75 sockeyes. The boats were  under the protection of the special  constables, but they did not stay  out long as it was considered inadvisable, owing to a report being received to the effect that McClain  was coming over from Stevenson at  the head of 150 men for the purpose of making trouble.       ���  A white man who went out from  the Greenwood cannery at Eburne  is reported to have returned with  77 fish. Everything points to the  run having, commenced on both  branches of the .Fraser, 135 salmon  having 'been taken in one drift at  Garry Point,'- which lies . between  the Scottish-Canadian and the Gulf  of Georgia canneries on. the , main  river. ' '  C. H. Hamilton, of the Gulf of  Georgia cannery,* stated this morning that no fishing was being done  off Steveston, everything, being  tied up as, tight, as J a bottle. He  said "that '.it "was" useless ' for~.the  strikers to persist in their demand  of 25 cents, as the canners simply.  ,could not pay it, and. he advised  that the Gulf of Georgia cannery  be closed down in view of the fact  that there was no prospect of settlement.  An agreement has been drawn  up by the Fishermen's union embodying the terms upon which a  settlement may be reached. Ifc  provides for a fixed price for fish  throughout the season and that a  month's notice must be given by  either side desiring to alter it in  any manner. Among other things  the agreement. stipulates that a  uniform number of fish shall be  taken from each boat when  a limit is placed whether  owned by the canners or the  property of private individuals;  that all fishermen who have been  connected with the strike shall  havo"      their    "boats"  mend that tho offer be accepted.  The canners state that at 20  cents there is no profit in packing,  and that even at 15 cents there is  very little ���. at anything over that  figure they would lose money.  J. H. Watson was asked this  morning if he had anything to say  in regard to the statement that he  and Mr. MacChiin had been unnecessarily fomenting trouble. . Mr.  Watson said that in his opinion if  the fishermen, had been governed  by the ideas of ^Mr. MacClain and  himself the strike would have been  settled long ago. ' He stated that  they had no*6 influenced the fishermen iu setting.-the price of fish that  would be acceptable to them. He  said the men had been so incensed  at the canners that they had made  up their minds to have 25 cents if  possible.    -   '  WORK ALREADY CUT OUT  Teturnedr  and that no bad feeling shall be entertained against them; that a man  owning his gear shall be at liberty  to sell fish to any cannery lie  pleases, and that tho strike shall  not bo declared off until 6 o'clock  on the morning after the agreement  is signed.  The executive of the Fraser River  Canners' association met the delegates from the Fisherman's union  this morning at 11 o'clock to receive  the report of what tho union had  decided to do in connection with  tho offer of the canners made on  Wednesday. Tho delegates explained that the fishermen  were unwilling to accept it, as thoy  feared that the price would not remain long at 20 cents; that their  views as to the size of the run  might not agree with the canners,  and that the price might be forced  down to 15 cents and remain there  throughout the greater portion of  the season. If this turned out to  be the case trouble would result,  and to avoid this delegates asked  that an offer be made upon a fixed  basis for all the year. Upon consideration of the matter the executive committee made an offer of 18  cents, to remain in effect all season.  The delegates stated that the  20 cents but the canners refused to  entertain such a proposition. As  the delegates were not empowered  to come to any agreement, they  asked for an adjournment till 3  o'clock this afternoon, to enable  them to communicate with their  respective unions. After the conference was concluded some of the  delegates were on the street, and it  is understood that they will recom-  WILL NOT PUSH ON TO PEKIN  Conger's Message Discounted.  New York, July 22.���No fresh  news of importance is published  this 'morning from China. Li Hung  Chang arrived at Shang-Hai yesterday morning. The" European consuls had previously met to decide to  permit him au unarmed escort of  one< hundred men when passing  through the settlement. A strong  feeling prevails against the honors  paid to him at Hong'Kong. -  The Berliner'Tageblatt considers  it doubtful whether the powers  will-respond'to the. United States  request that the'allied troops should  push on to Pekiu. The movement  is believed to^be precipitate and  might involve a terrible defeat and  heavy loss of life.  The Observer says that the news  that the legations at Pekin were  safe on July"* :18th appears so palpably unreliable'that it* is surprising  that any one should have been led to  believe itTit;'- - The absence,of a date  ' makes Mr. 'Conger's message worthless, y It seems, highly-improbable .if  not imppssible'jfor a message-to.1 be  brought"by.-,c"6i'<:'nerJ;from Pekin to'  Shang Tung iri> less .than two days.,  This of itself is a sufficient cause for  distrusting the message which it says  ' England is desirous that Americans  should swallow whole.  SPARKS   FROM   THE* WIRES.  - The factory and plant of the  Lorette Cheese factorp at Lorette,  were burned yesterday, with 0,000  pounds of cheese. The loss is  $4,000.  A young man named A. Warner,  employed by the jewelry firm of J.  J. Zock & Company, on Adelaide  street, West, Toronto, placed a  $160 diamond for a moment in his  mouth for safe keeping, and acci-  dently swallowed it. The diamond  has not yet been recovered.  La Patrie, of Montreal, says that  Hon. Mr Tarte, who had intended  to sail today, will await the arrival  of���Sir���Louis���Davies���and���Hon.-  Messrs. Fielding and Blair. Meantime he will pass a few days with  Lord Aberdeen in Scotland.  A reception is to be tended F. D.  Monk, on Saturday next a Lachine.  Addresses are promised from Messrs.  Clarke, Pope, Montague, Quinn,  Bergeron and Casgraiu, all members of the houso of commons.  Six new cases of smallpox have  been reported in Montreal since yesterday. This makes about a dozen  cases, which are now being treated.  The fourth death since the outbreak occurred yesterday. The  cases developed within the past  twenty-four hours are scattered  over different portions of the cifcy.  The healfch authorities are doing all  in their power to prevent a further  of the disease.  Li Cold-shouldered.  Shang-Hai, July 22.���Li Hung  Chang, who arrived here today on  the steamer An Ping from Hong  Kong, was coldly received. The  native officials sent an escort of  three armed troops, but as the  French consul objected to their  passing through the French settlement they were withdrawn and  earl Li landed under an escort of 12  French police. Once out of the  French jurisdiction he was handed  over to the Cosmopolitan Settlements' police,- who escorted him to  his place of residence on the Buff-  lingweil road. The An Ping, having munitions of war on board,  violated the harbor regulations by  entering, and was compelled to  leave the limits. The consuls have  decided not to call upon Li Hung  | Chang officially.  Notices of Motion.  Victoria, July 22.���Tho following are the notices of motion as  they appear on the notice paper of  the legislative assembly:  On Monday next���Tho Hon. Mr.  Eberts to ask leave to introduce a  Bill intituled "An Act to amend  tho 'Evidence Act.' "  On Monday next���The Hon. Mr.  Eberts to ask leave to introduce a  Bill intituled "An Act to amend  the Law respecting the Liability of  Trustees."  On Monday next���The Hon. Mr.  Eberts to ask leave to introduce a  Bill intituled "An Act to amend  the " 'Notaries Appointment Act.' "  On Monday next���The Hon. Mr.  Turner to ask-leave to introduce a  Bill intituled "An Act,. to amend  the 'New Westminster Relief Act,  1899.' "  On Tuesday next���Mr. Mclnnes  to ask leave to introduce a Bill intituled "An Act relating to Labor."  By Mr. Mclnnes���On Tuesday  next���Questions of the Hon. the  Premier���Is it the intention of the  government to appoint a policeman  in the northern portion of North  L Nanaimo district? If so, when,  and at what salary?  By   Mr   Mclnnes���On    Tuesday s  next���Question   of the   Hon.   the'  -Premier���Will the road bosses * for  North Nanaimo district be appointed by the government .this year, or  will they be elected by the electors'  of that district, as was done' last-  year ? ��� ���  By Mr Mclnnes���On Tuesday next  ���Question of the'Hon. the Premier  ���Is the Esquimalt  and "Nanaimo  Railway company subject to   the  provisions of the "British Columbia''  Railway Act."? "                <            ' Jj,  By Mr Helmcken-^On Wednesday-  next���That, in* the opinion,of this:  , house,   all   government   contracts  should ��� contain such  conditions as  will   prevent   abuses' -which *may  arise from the sub-letting of such'  contracts, and   that-every   effort-'  . should, .bewiinadeto-seciire the pay-*-  ment' of-" such "wages as are gener-*  ally accepted  as current  in  each  trade   for competent   workmen in  the district where the work is carried out; and ifc is hereby resolved that the work to which the foregoing   policy shall apply includes  nofc only work undertaken by the  government   itself,   but    also  all  works   aided   by a   grant of Provincial public funds, and that the  aforesaid policy shall be forthwith  applied to every department of the  public service   and   to   all parties  now   performing services for   the  government.  By Mr Helmcken���On Wednesday next���That, in the opiniou of  this house, it is desirable that steps  be taken to obtain the removal of  the Indians from the Sohghees  Reserve.  The Last Chance Fire.  July 22.���rSpecial to The  with unfavorable circumstances it  would very likely fall short. The  cotton report showed an average  condition of only 75.8 compared  with an average of 89.9 for the past  ten years. In view of the fact that  tho acreage of cotton is the largest  on record and futures are now selling at a big advance, it is probable  that the money value of the 1900"  1901 crop will far exceed any year  on record.   MAY HEAR FROM PEKIN SOON  Kaslo,  Tribune]���The cry has been raised  by some Sandon people that the  fire at Lasfc Chance was the work  of an incendiary. This is possible  but not probable. It is declared  that the actual monetary loss is  $25,000. The directors of the company were elected last week and  were in Sandon at the timo of the  conflagration. President Hendryx  is expected to arrive at once and  give orders lor rebuilding.  Passenger Steamers Collide.  Belfast, July 22.���In a collision  last evening outside Belfast Lough  between the local passenger steamers Dromedary and Aldgate five  passengers wero killed and upwards  of fifty more or less injured, in  many cases amputation of the leg  beiug necessary. There were six  hundred passengers aboard the two  vessels, and terrible scenes followed  the collision. Ifc is feared that some  others have been droAvned.  United States Wheat Crop.  Washington July 22.���Estimates  of the fall wheat crop of the United  States, based upon the last government report, indicate a yield varying from 470,000,000 to 500,000,000  bushels. The actual crop in 1899  547,000,000 ; in 1898 675,000,000, and  in 1897 530,000,000 ; so we are likely  to have the smallest crop of the  lasfc four years. The estimates of  the corn crop average about 2,200,-  000 bushels, which if realized  will be the second heaviest  crop on record. It is, however,  too early to indulge in any  reliable calculations as to the corn  crop. Under favorable conditions  j it might exceed these ��� figures, and  Chinese Still Distrusted.  London, July 23.-4 a. m.���Sir  Chi Chen Ioh Feng, Chinese ambassador in London, took tbe unusual  step yesterday of making a Sunday  call at the foreign office. As lord  Salisbury was absent the visit was  without special result, but sir Halli-  day Macartney, British secretary to  the Chinese legation, admitted that  communication had been practically  reopened with Pekin and that messages from sir Claude MacDonald,  the British minister, and other foreign envoys, might be expected almost immediately. He said he  hoped the trouble' would soon' be  over since the Chinese government  -was doing its Tutmbst'tb overcome  the difficulties and-to control the  lawless element.'  ��� In his opinion the Americans had  taken the most common sense view  of the situation,, and he insisted  that China ought * not to be misjudged. ��� Against' the suspicion that  Li-Hung Chang had any but a sincere pacific object in view he protested "'warmly, declaring that all  stories,, about -the"  perfidy -and  CHINA'S APPEAL FOR HELP  United States' Attitude.  Washington,   July   22. ~Presi-,  dent McKiniey has  received what  purports to be a direct appeal from" ~J  the Chinese  imperial governments  to use his good offices to extricate:  that government from the difficult ���_*_.{  and dangerous position in^which'ititj.  has been placed as" a result of -tbjev&l  Boxer uprising   and   the ensuing'-;';  hostile attitude of the great powera;-;^! I  Although the exact text of ..the ap-f:$|  peal made by the emperor of China^:-5  to France, as outlined in the cable ^11  dispatches of   yesterday,-has notSfl  been made known here,_ it is.be-I&J  lieved that the address to the pre-^1  sident is similar in terms to that'Sf,  communication:   In   our:case,;the^p,  communication was 'made . through!'!:,!5  minister Wu to the state depart-?^  ment. -Thus far a final answer  not   been   returned.    The  government answered, at once, .but  that   answer will   not  serve. ..the  United States.  The United States , government"^.  is conscientiously proceeding upoii^||  _n   anfipohr /lifpAnnnf  linn" nf     TlOliCV'^V^I  _?r,basJl|I  FreMJL*^g|  U__ml  of  mi  ;. treachery of, earl Li -"were " absolutely sbaseless."    ' ..*���    --  '���^Withf regard- to the prospects; in  'the southern: provinces - the,, secre--  -tary, admitted that there might be  small outbreaks)* but, he said that'  there would be nothing serious, and  that Europeans .would be quite safel  -in'*5 the-treaty *.ports.**-i~The'"-lohg  silence he explained as due prob-  ��� ably to the rebels who have cut the  wires and blocked the roads.   Thus,  according    to    the   story   of  the  Chinese^ legation, a few days more  should bring a solution of the great  mystery.-  - Nevertheless no one in England  believes that the alleged despatches  and edicts are anything but subterfuges to hide the real situation as  long as possible and to avert retribution, by sowing discord among  the powers.  From Shang-Hai comes a report  that the empress dowager and the  court are moving to Hsian Fu, in  the province of Shan Shi, to which  large stores of rice are being sent,  and that when these arrangements  are completed the remaining viceroys will declare against the foreigners.  According to the Che-Foo corres-  _pondent_of. the JDaily^Mail -the-fall-  of Tien-Tsin has so disheartened  the Chinese that they are seeking  terms of peace. He says that several attempts havo been made to  send messages to Pekin, but so far  wifchout any known results, and  adds that rumors are again current  that the Russians are reaching  Pokin from the north. It is impossible to confirm or deny these statements, but either one might explain China's efforts to gain time.  Li Hung Chang's visit to Shang-  Hai seoms to be a complete failure.  Except the Chinese customs officials  no one has visited him. Sheng, the  taotai (chief magistrate), gave the  consuls a cordial invitation to meet  him at luncheon, but all declined.  A Murder Mystery.  Chicago, July 22.���The police  officials are investigating a mystery  at the stock yards, which they  think is another Leutgert case. A  human skull and a pair of shoes  have been found in a rendering  tank owned by one of the packing  house firms at the yards. Several  men recently in the employ of the  company have disappeared, and the  police are searching for them to see  if daylight can be shed upon the  mysterious find. It is the theory  of the police that the victim was  pushed into the tank.  Smallpox at Nome.  Port Townsend, July 21.���The  transport Rosecrans has arrived  from Nome. Her officers reported  to the quarantine officials here that  the smallpox scare at Nome had  been exaggerated. The total number of cases would not exceed  eighteen.  g ine powenui-.uninese^vice;;^  md 'the - imperial V gdvernmont'lli  ''-'Thus the~French4reply,*-:\_V-^M  m  Boxers .and '���>._��  . the United -  'while' not^l  of "tbe'^r  an entirely-different line  in the treatment of the1 case: ', Un  fortunately the state, department  finds itself alone in this- case^but'g"^.  nevertheless-it iscpuvincedrtha't-ita^P'  plan is the.be8t;;'and"it * has ^b'ehindl^'  it the consoling assurance that^at^fej  present all of the government's'have5!^  tacitly admitted that an'' error", was iff  made in the. beginning; in'not/fol-^f  lowing the - common i sense, of ?the$s  United States naval "commander at'-4f  Taku. . ' /"\-v-:;-��||  The point of difference between^  the state" department and the Euro-;lK  pean governmentsis that the latter'^f  are proceeding upon the belief that^lf I  all of ���,the .foreign." ministers ^aud^g  missionaries and guards, at .Peking  have been killed, and , insistsupon^f|,  dealing 'witluthe' Chinese upon ^thatifdj  .basis, - thereby '. assuming-var-hostilefif'1  attitude that,tends ,td /destroyI'the|||  last ^chance -"of availing ^df*''wnatKl'  friendly -sentiment '*may "'"yet Vexist^fil  among the powerfuP-'Chirie'se/vice-^���&  roysand'the  itself,  dicated in the four', conditions laid1.^  down by M. Deleasse yesterday,^sefcs-(.  an impossible task for the imperial5*  government in its present, strait's;"  and tends to drive it at once" to  make terms with the  Prince Tuan's party.  On the, other hand,  States    government,  guaranteeing -the   truth    ���_    __.��� ,Si  advices from the Chinese govern-,.^  ment as to the safety of the foreignY,hJ  ministers, is willing to ��� accept \bhe'<H  statements    temporarily,     in   the jl  meantime remitting   none   of its{;|  efforts to get access to Mr.' Conger/"!  through the use of military force" i  if need be.   By following- out this";'^'  policy, the state department argues';;  that it retains two chances instead   _  of one.   It may reach Mr. Conger   \  with troops, and it may also secure  ���-.  his     deliverance      through      the   ���"  friendly   offices    of   some   of   the yj  -powerfuKChinese^-officialsr^which^  the powers aro not likely to obtain   ;  for tlieir own people by following  out their present policy.  It may bo stated also that the  United States government has not  and does not intend to relinquish  any part of its claim for compensation and reparation in the ultimate  settlement. Its position in that respect, it holds, willnot be affected  unfavourably by prosecuting its ;_  efforts to make use of the friendly  sentiments of the Chinese officials.  A particularly deplorable effect of  the reasoning of the European  governments on this point, in the  estimation of the American government, is the abandonment of the  idea that there is any particular  need for haste and for taking even  desperate chances iu the effort to  get the international relief column  through to Pekin.  New Election in Cassiar.  Victoria, July 22.���It is tacitly  admitted that a new election will  be necessitated in Cassiar, despite  the fact that the available vote in  tbe three polling stations missed in  the distribution of ballot boxes is  not sufficient  in  the aggregate  to  alter    the    first-declared    results.  Meanwhile   the     candidates     are  united in the hope fchat all kinds of  condign punishment may be visited r  upon the deputy returning officer  at Bella Coola, thanks to whose unpardonable   stupidity  ten    voters'  have been necessarily disfranchised;  on this occasion through no fault r  of their own���Clifford and Stables  losing nine votes each and Irving;  the   remaining   one.    The deputy  had marked the ballots with the  voters'numbers.  &L**ri��*.M  ''^t_i_i__-  W&$fyrf  1, \V  $s& THE TRIBUNE: NELSON B. C MONDAY JULY 23 1900
\" litems
/ xminsters
E mussels
have nc
your choice, select your
■>how us the floor, you
more worry.
:md quality always sat-
We sew and lay all
•ee of charge.
We c rry a good assortment
of opaq <_s and can fill orders
for any ize blinds and will be
glad.to quote prices for special
I Si"-,.
Bay Stores
.' c;Accob. ing   to   the    Industrial
■.; 'World of Rossland, the union men
of thatfr, wn are considering whether it'won-'d not be better to unite
with' Spc kane and celebrate Labor
. Day   at   Ilioon   Lake, or charter ,ax
/special t' 'tin and celebrate the day
in Nelso- .   Do neither.    Celebrate
the day i < Rossland and show the
weak-kn'od  business   men^ of the
town, tho' Rossland .is ,your home,
and that you hope to see it the most
progress; * e and flourishing mining
town in i 'ie whole of Canada.     Because thi* business men of Rossland
. are lacking in moral courage is no
-reason why ,the union men of Rossland   should   say    to     the   men
throughout the Kootenay who are
in   symp.«fchy   "with   them,   "stay
away from Rossland on Labor Day,
because we are ashamed of a portion of tlw* community." Take the
celebrati' n of the day in your own
hands,acii make it to Rossland what
,i, Nelson &* «ry year tries to make the
celebration of Dominion Day—a
success. In time, the business men
of Rossland will grow stiff er in the
War   Eagle   Consolidated
ifc Development Company,
Limited, of Toronto, Ontario, operating mhirts at Rossland, petitioned
the minisi er of justice to disallow
the eight-hour law, and the minister   of justice replies that none
of the reasons urged for the disallowance   affect   the validity   of
the law.    It is safe "to   say that
' • the War Eagle company has done
more to discourage investments in
mines and discredit mining as   an
, • industry (han all the unwise legislation thac has ever been passed in
this or any other province in the
Dominion.   .The company's actual
mining     operations     have     been
blunderingly conducted in the past,
and the  mine management is not
improving to any appreciable extent. 	
The Toronto Telegram says that
"saloons :>re in the saddle" in Nelson, if't-ie town is not a church-
ridden one. In Toronto, the people
And their newspapers preach what
they do not practice. They preach
total abstinence from all drinks
that intoxicate on Sunday, and
practice the habit of drinking
"Scotch and soda" in. hotel and
salmon back rooms. In Nelson, the
people are not hypocrites. They
spend their time and their money
on Sunday as they do on week
days. And, somehow, Nelson is
just as orderly on Sunday as is
Not Dead, but a Prisoner;
Archie Reid of Nolson has a
brother in South Africa. He was a
trooper in "C" Squadron, Roberts'
Horse, and the captain of the
squadron wrote Mr. Reid's relatives
that he was killed in an action at
Corne Drift, on March 31st,' and
was laid to rest with several other
comrades on the field of battle.
The captain paid the supposed- dead
trooper tribute as being a soldier
always willing to do his duty with
keenness and with pluck. But
trooper Reid was not sleeping his
last sleep beneath the veldt of the
Orange Free State, as the following extracts from a letter to a
sister go to show:
Watervaal Government,
Near Pretoria, April 7th, 1900.
You will be surprised - when you
read   the   above   address.     I   am
simply a prisoner of war.   It is no
crime in-particular.    I was taken
prisoner  with   several   others   on
March     31st,     and     I   have    no
doubt      by      the      time       you
get       this       you       will      have
heard all particulars respecting* my
capture.   It was little short of a
miracle that T escaped being shot,
as my helmet was knocked off, :and
the same shot killed my horse; then
another fellow came on top • of me
. with his horse. ' So there were two
of us and two horses .all in a heap,
and the bullets were dropping all
around us like a shower of hailstones.   But we managed to, free
ourselves and got • away to a ditch
100    yards, distant,   and   stopped
•there until the firing ceased. -. Then
came the Boers and we were made
prisoners along with fifty others of
our regiment.     The Boers took 254
prisoners altogether at that fight.
You will be pleased to hear .that we
receive kind treatment, and that we
have good shelter -and. plenty, of
room in which to exercise. We also
have a good supply of water.    So I
think I. shall be able to, pass my
time away, as lam in good health
and spirits.    I will write you again
in a day or so.
Glencairn Won.
- Montreal, July 22.—The trial
races .of the Royal St.- Lawrence
Yacht Club over the international
course were sailed on Saturday
afternoon and resulted in a win for
the Glencairn, sailed by Mr. Duggan, the times being 3:38, 4:43 and
5:57. Black Beauty, sailed by Mr.
Taton, was second, Redcoat, sailed
by Mr. -'Routh, was third, and
Whitecap was last. Mr. Robert
was the skipper. Duggan led all
the way. One thing noticeable
in the racing, was that none of the
especial agility or ability in handling the light sails, although Duggan did the best work, and at times
when the smart • shaking out of a
reef would have helped some of the
under canvassed boats, the skippers
seemed to lack sufficient confidence:
in their crews to give them necessary orders. Glencairn won the
first two races, and also the third,
over the triangular course. -The
fourth trial went to Duggan in
Collision With the Campania,
London, Jely 22.—A dense fog
hung over the Irish channel yesterday, and the Cunard line steamer
Campania, en route for Liverpool
from New York, struck, the Liverpool bark Embleton, bound for New
Zealand, amidships, cutting her in
twain. The Embleton sank immediately. Seven of the crew were
rescued but it is believed the other
eleven members of the ship's crew,
including the captain were drowned, The Campania had her bows
stove in but arrived safely at Liverpool, five and a half hours late.
Boers Beaten Off.
London, July 22.—The war office
has received the following despatch
from lord Roberts: Pretoria, July
22.—The Boers made a determined
attack yesterday to destroy a post
at the railhead, thirteen miles east
of Heidelburg, which they attacked
with three guns and a pompom and
surrounded.    They were, however,
beaten off after a sharp engagement
before   the   reinforcements,   summoned    from    Heidelburg,     had
Says the Law is Sound Law.
Hon. David Mills, minister of
justice in the Laurier government,
is credited with being the greatest
constitutional lawyer in Canada.
At the present session of the legislative assembly, papers' relating to
the disallowance of certain statutes
passed at the session of 1899 were*
brought down. The following is an
extract from tho papers :
" There has also been referred to
the undersigned a petition signed
by the War Eagle Consolidated
Mining and Development Company,
Limited, and a number of other
mining-companies,"praying for the
disallowance of chapter 49 of the
Statutes of British Columbia, 1899,
intituled "An Act to amend the
Inspection of Metalliferous Mines
Act/'  ;  '■;., .,.. ,.,:.
a* Section 13 of the Inspection of
Metalliferous Mines Act, Revised
Statutes of British Columbia, 1897,
chapter 134, provided that no boy
tinder the age of sixteen years
should be employed underground
for more than fifty-four hours in
auy one week, or more than ten
hours iu any one day.
" By section 4 of the act now in
question, the said section is repealed
aud another substituted, by which
it is enacted that no person shall be
employed underground in any
metalliferous mine for more than
eight hours in every twenty-four,
hours, and this is. the provision
which gives 1'ise to the claim for
disallowance, it being urged that
the limitation of employment to
eight hours per. day is materially
interfering with and injuriously
affecting the mining business- in
British Columbia, and that the act
is unconstitutional for a number of
reasons stated in the petition.      <■
" The undersigned has attentively
considered these grounds, but he is
■of opinion that none of,the reasons
urged affect the validity of the act.
It is quite true that there are
several decisions of State or United
States courts holding similar legislation unconstitutional, but these
decisions have proceeded upon
reasons which, do nofc apply at> all.
to the constitutional , system of
Canada. The undersigned considers
that it,was competent for the ;pro-;,
vincial legislature to limit the number of hours work to be allowed in ■
mines within the province, as a,
matter of property and civil rights,
or of merely local or private nature,
. or as coming within some one of the
other enumerations of provincial
Reported Battle.
New York, July 22.—There was
a Cape Town dispatch yesterday
to the effect that lord Roberts had
attacked general Botha's army at
Middleburg and had fought a big
battle, but there was no official
confirmation of the report at midnight. Lord Roberts was able to
report a repulse of general Dewet's
commando near Lindley, where
there had been severe fighting lasting several hours. This commando
retreated in two directions, but
neither fraction of the force was
pursued. A train with wounded
and sick men on board has been
wrecked by the Boers in the Transvaal. Lord Roberts' columns are
marching in various directions
without" encountering the enemy.
Apart from lord Roberts' bulletin
there was no real news from South
Africa except the text of sir Alfred
Milner's courageous and spirited
speech in the opening of . tho Cape
State of Siege in Siberia.
St. Petersburg, July 22.—An
imperial ukase, issued today, orders
that a state of siogo be proclaimed
in the military districts of Siberia,
Turkestan and Somirotchinsk, and
that all reservists in those districts
be called to the colors.
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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.
<& CO.
•2sf9 9'0'0-0^^^-0-0-0"0'-0-0-0'0V-0tt"^^-0 -S'TP^s^s g.g.g.-g-.g.<?•.g*.gar.g*.g-g.g.g.^.g".g».af.g*.g**.g-.gy.gpar.g*1.ar.afr
Alex Stewart
Room S, Turner & Boeeh Block.
Real Estate
$1600 will buy choicest residence oorner in city,
for two davs only, 50 by 120 feet..
$225, §25 cash rest on tinie, will buy lot in block
S150; $50 cash rest on time; will buy choice lot
in Bogustown, on car line.'
Five-roomed house to rent on Hendryx street,
$12.50 per month.
sliarcs.  -
-Athabasca, Tamarac and Noble Five
Alex Stewart
,    Room 3, Turner-Boeekh Bloek.
THORPE & CO., LIMITED.-Corner Vernon
and Cedar streets, NelBon, manufacturers
of and wholesale dealers in cerated waters and
fruit syrups. Sole agents for Halcyon Springs
mineral water.  Telephone GO.
TXT F. TEETZEL & CO.—Corner Baker and
vv .   Josephine streets, Nelson, wholosale dealers in   assayers  supplies.  Agents for Denver
Fire Clay Co. of Denver, Colorado.
~~ CIGARS.   v       :
CO.—Cornor Baker and Hall streets, Nel
'.eon, manufacturers of "Royal Seal" and "Koote
nay Belle" brands of cigars.
HJ. EVANS & CO.—Baker street, Nelson
• wholosale dealers in liquors, cigars,
cement, fire brick and Are clay, water pipe sand
steel rails, and general commission merchants.
At 8 por cent, interest payable semi-annually.
To pay off a loan of 51000 with
'interest and principal, for a
poriod of five years	
Fevon years	
Tm years *. '■	
Fifteen years '....:..
S20.90 per inonth
IC 75    "      "
12 <-0    "       "
10 35    "      •'
Btiker Street, Nolson. Agent and Appraiser.
. ora in telephones, annunciators, bells, batteries,
fixtures, etc., Houston block. Nelson.	
—Cereals; Flour, Grain, Hay. Straight or
mixed cars shipped to all Kootenay Points.
-Grain elevators at all principal points on Calgary-
Edinonton It R. Mills at victoria. New vVest-
minstcr. and Edmonton, Alberta.	
Btreet, 'Nelson (George F. Motion's old
stand). Flour, Feed, Grain, Hay and Produce.
Car lota a specialty. Correspondence solicited.
Phone-26.' .	
BURNS Sc   CO.—Baker  Btreet,   Nelson,
wholesale dealers in fresh and cured moats.
'.tCold storage.	
A,' MACDONALD •& CO.-Corner Front and
• 'Hall streets, wholesale grocers and
.'jobbers in blankets,.gloves, mitts, boots, rubbers,
..mackinaws and miners' sundries.	
KOOTENAY SUPPLY  COMPANY,   LIMITED—Vernon .street, Nelson,   wholesale
grocers.  ■ ■	
JOHN CHOLDITCH & CO.-Front street, Nel-
• • son, wholesale grocers.
Saw &
Nplls, 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 ifa.ll an,d Front Streets
Factory Hall Street Crossing C. P. R. Track
Mills Hall Street Wharf
Agents for J. & J. TAYLOR SAFES
Bogustown)   Fairview   Addition..
Referendum Treasury Stock
Richelieu, 1000
Six-room house, Hunio Addition, S&V).
A complete set of tinner's tools.
A good Kliuck.
H. A. Prosser
Threo dwelling houses for sale on eon? 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. _'-._-._ _■__ _
PR. STEWART Sc CO.—Warehouses onC. P.
• :R. -track,- foot of Stanley street. Nelson,
wholesale dealers in provisions, produce and
fruits. Cold-storage. Agents Armour & Co.'s
bacon, hams, lard and other products.	
JY. GRIFFIN & CO.-Front street. Nelson,
•   wholosale   dealers   in   provisions,   cured
meats, butter and eggs.	
H BYERS Sc CO.-Corner Bakerand Josephine
• streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers in hardware and mining supplies. Agents for Giant
Powder Co.       ' -         - -
Baker St., Nelson, wholesale - dealers in
hardwaro and mining supplies, and water and
plumbers' supplies. -___,	
TURNER,; BEETON & CO.-Corner Vernon
and Josephine streets,-Nelson, wholosale
dealers In liquors, cigars and dry goods. Agents
for Pabst Brewing Co. of Milwaukee and Cal-
gary Brewing Co. of Calgary.	
To  Mine  Managers and  Ore  Shippers.
W. Pellew Harvey, F. C. 8.,. assay or in charge
of the provincial government assay office, will
act as shippers' representative at any Coast
smelter, to receive, weigh, samplo and. check
pulps and to generally look after the interests of
the miners. Terms mado on the basis of tonnage
handled. Apply tor particulars to him at
Vancouver, B. C.
Apply Q. L. LENNOX. Solicitor, Nelson B. C
Notice to Union Men.
The grievance committee of
the Trades and1 Labor Council
have declared the Contractors
L'ster 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.
street. Nelson, manufacturers of dynamite,
sporting, stumping and black blasting powders,-
wholesale dealers in caps and fuse, and oleotrlo
blasting apparatus.    	
LIMITKD-Corner Front and Hall streets,
Nelson, manufacturers of and wholesalo dealers
In sash and doors; all kinds of faotory work made
to order. : "
Bakor streot, Nolson. Manufacturers of all
kinds of tents, awnings, and canvas goods.
P.O. Box 70.   Theo. Madwon, proprietor.
TED—Corner Front and Hall streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers In wines (oaso and balk,
and donientio and Imported cigars.
Charles St. Barbe
Stock and Share Broker
General Agent
ER Whalley, J. P.
Office with C. W. West & Co., corner Hall and
Baker streets.
City office of the Nelson Sodawater Factory.
Kootenay Steam Laundry
(Ijf Liquidation.) -
The only steam laundry in Nelson employing union labor
A. LARSON, Manager
J. ffl. LUDWIG
Manufacturers of and
dealers in Harness, Pack
and Stock Saddles. Apara-
joos. Collars, Bridles and
Nelson Harness Shop
Hall Street, Nelson.
SHARE   CAPITAL   £200,000.
Hard Coal
■ No order can bo accepted unless. accompanied
byca8h.. ,   -: ■  ,
Office:   Corner of Ball        TCI CDIMftlC   14
and Bakor Streets.. I CLCrnUnt  OOi
Lethbridge Gait Coal
The best value for the money In the market
for all purposes.
tkrmb cash     W. P. TutRNBT, General Agent
Telephone 147.   Office with O. D. J. Christie.
_A+'  JEiJ5rSTJ£l^4.3D-
Contracting Painters, Decorators, Paperhangers.
Full line of wall paper, mouldings, eto,   Kalso-
mintng and Tinting.   Strictly flrst-clasa work.
Estimates furnished.
Residence Mill Street,   "MPT CAM    D   P
Opposite School House   WJitiDUW, Om t*.
A     NKLSON LODGE. NO. 23, A. F. & A. M.
'___§' Meets Beoond Wednesday In eaoh month.
/%P\ Sojourning brethren Invited.
Corner Vlotorla and Kootenay Streets.
Office: Houston Bix>ck.
EWART  &  GARBLE—Architects.    Rooms 7
and 8 Aberdeen block, Baker street, Nolson.
CHARLES PARKffiR-Miningand milling engineer.  West Baker street. Nelson.
Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock,
irdialfy Invited to attend.
8c 8.
Leonard Scott, C. C.
lay   nUiOWKO,   DIWJ
VlRitlng Knights
R. G. Joy, K. of R.
NELSON L. O. L., No. 1692, meets in I. O. O. F.
Hall, corner Baker, and Kootenay streets,
1st and 3rd Friday of each month. Visiting
brethern cordially Invited. R. Robinson, W. M.
W. Crawford. Recording-Secretary.
To the Canadian Siiarkiioiders: '
Special resolutions for liquidation and reconstruction wero passed at an Extraordinary General Meeting, held on the 18th of May last, and
confirmed nt a further meeting on lhe 5th Juno
last, and in conformity therewith, a new com-
.pany lias beon registered under tlio name of Tho
Athabasca Gold Mine, Limited, having a capital
of £100,000 in ordinary shares of £» r-aoh.
I give notico that the agreement for the trans-
for of the assets of tho old company to the now
company, which was submitted to and approved '
by the said Extraordinary General Meeting, has
now been executed and is dated the 18th June,
1900. Holders of shares in the old company are
entitled to claim ns of right, an allotment of one
share in tlio new company, with 17s. per sharo
credited as having been paid up thereon, for
every two shares held by them or to which thoy
wore entitled in the old company, providing they
agree to pay np tho balance of 'At. per share on
each of such new shares. (
Shareholders registered on tlio books of the old
company havo received blanks or forms on
which to make application for the shares to
wliich they aro entitled to apply for, and which
must bo received here and bo in my hands, to-
• gcthor_with_tho_ls. per_share payablo on_applica^_
tion not later than 18th August, 1!)00. Shareholders who do not make application by thisdato will
lose all their interest in the company. Holders
of dollar shares of tlio Athabasca Gold Mining
Company, Limited Liability, who have not converted their script into £1 sterling shares of tho
Athabasca Gold Mine, Limited, which is now in
liquidation, are advised.to send these promptly
.to thisoffice for conversion, thatthcymay roco'vo
the necessary blanks in time to comply with tho
-above notice and so retain thoir interest in tho
property. K.NELSON FBLL, Manager.
. M.—Meets In minors' union rooms, northeast corner Victoria and Kootenay streots, every
Saturday evening at 8 o'clock. - Vlnlting members welcome. M. R. Mowatt. President. James
Wilkes, SeoreUiry. Union Scai.k ok \Wao es
yoit Nklson District—Por shift; ,: machine
mon, $3.60: hammersmen minors, $'1.25; muckers,
cannon, shovelors und othor underground labor-
ors. $3.00.      -
< •*- lar meotings of tho Nelson Trades and Labor
Counoil will be held in tho minors' union hall,
corner of Vlotorla and Kootenny streots, on the
iirst and third Thursday of each month, ab
7.30 p. m. G. J. Thorpo, President. J. H. Matheson, Seoretary.
rpHE regular meetings of tho Carpenters' Union
•*- are held on Wednesday evening of eaoh
-week, at 7 o'olock, in tho Miners' Union hall corner Victoria and Kootenay streots. R. Robin-'
eon. President.- James Colling, Secretary. > :
BARBERS' UNION.-Nelson Union, No. 1!K>. of
. the International Journeymen Barber's Union of America, meets every first and third Mon-
dayof each month in Miner's Union Hall, corner
Victoria and Kootonay streets, at 8:30 p.r
Visiting   brothers cordially invited to
at 8:30
invite ..
W. S. Bel-
brethren welcome.  W. fctoanell, Presl
Charles Prosser, Secretary..
NOTICE.  .«■;
The co-partnership heretofore existing between
Charles a. Rashdall and A. E. Fauquier, doing
business as mining brokers at New Denver, Brib-
ish Columbia, under the Arm name of Rashdall
& Fauquier, is dissolved. The business will be
continued by the undersigned.
New Denver, July Jith. 1900.
of Victoria and Kootonay streets,
sharp.    Visiting   brothers cordial,
attend.  J. H. Matheson, President.
ville. Secretary. .     -
■■*-*   The Bricklayers and'Masons' International
Union No. 3 of Nelson meets second and fourth
Tuesdays in each month at Miners  Union hall.
J. W. Etcher, president; Joseph Clark, recording ,
and corresponding secretary.
LABORERS' UNION.-Nelson Laborers' Protective Union, No. 8121, A. F. of L., meets in
otMlif.r Troll     rt/l.lfollnw'a V,lrt/»lr    n/.^nAn   r.9 T^Q..
. .-   ......... . /evening
at 8 p.m. sharp, visiting-members of the American Federation cordially invited to attend. A. W.
"      -    .   —        ~.     ...       Secretary.
McFeo, President. Percy Shackelton,
meeting of • the   Painters'  Union  is'hold
the first and third Fridays in each month at Miners' Union hall at 7:30 sharp.   T.O. Skatbo, Pre6i- --
dent; Will J. Hatch. Secretary. •
■ rpms    NELSON    PLUMBERS,    GAS   AND
*,   J-   STEAM FITTERS UNION meets every see
end and fourth Friday at the Miners' Union haU
at 8 pjn.   B. Weeks, Secietary pro tern.
.Xlfo     _  jl ■i-;^..-\-:i.-:-^K'.^:; J-\:\-C-:i ■■::..:■' r>��^mm^^i^~^~_-_.^__.,.^  mm  _mm  THE TREBTJITE: ITELSON B. C, MOKDAY; JTJtY 23, I9(to  , -\ ^'*'   ���?y*'.-..\^*<i^l-l#i  s - ~ ,-   -'   -j U'^vt^-fSL  - . - ��� '     . ��� ---- f^M  Ml  '-   -ir-M^  w  Wj  Wj  'C=>'$  ���''t^>'_  ���*k��CI��,C����v  k. ��� ^5* ^5* ^S* ���  i ia ���5a* *^A *_W  k'vS'^a1"  ���___y*^9*g_9��gp.^*f  ^f��.^?g^r  IGPE  SALE  IS  "5TOTJE  OJP^OKTTJIsriTir  ��  :wjui\  Wty*}  ma  Hot Weather Clothing" is what you want.   We have it  v  \ White and Colored Flannel Suits    Crash Suits    Khaki Suits    Silk, Linen, Alpaca Serge Coats and Vests  I 50 White Duck Suits-Just in Today   Bed-Hot Snaps in Men's Slippers and Low Oxford Tie Shoes  .Wf:  ai  m  Wj  ALL  -A.T  OUT-BATE  PBICES  &/  THE   ^vVALLEGE - MILLER  Summer Underwear p  -MM  .zitiffiS  V - W*fl  rmwi  GO,  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. Geoi'BO A. Drummond Vice-President  E. S. Clouston Genoral Manager  NKLSON BRANCH  Corner Baker and Kootenay Streets.  A. H. BUCHANAN, Munagor.  Branches in London (England) New York,  Chicago, and all tho principal cities in Canada.  Buy and sell Sterling Exchange and Cablo  Transfers. .  Grant Commercial and Travelers' Credits,  available in any part of the world.  Drafts Issued, Collections Mado, Etc.  . Savings Bank Braneh  CURHKNT RATK OP INTEREST PAID.  GOVERNMENT LABOR GAZETTE  ' Toronto Globe.  The editorship of tbe Government  Labor Gazette to be established at  Ottawa in accordance with the bill  introduced    and   carried   through  "parliament by Mr. Mulock,has been  accepted by W. L. Mackenzie King  of Toronto, who is a son of John  , ^Klug, Q. C, and a grandson of Wil-  "~* liani Lyon "Mackenzie, the leader, of-  the movement for-responsible government in Canada in  1S37.     Mr.  King,   though   yet a very* young  man, has had a brilliant university  career,    having   devoted     himself  specially   to (the study of political  economy and of law, both iu the  University of Toronto and at Harvard.   At the latter, the oldest scat  of learning in America, he has won  . the degree of Ph. D., the s highest  '  distinction conferred there. He has  done newspaper work, held a fellowship .of   political   economy in the  University of Chicago and a similar  fellowship   at   Harvard,   and   has  studied   in   London,*  Oxford   and  ."  Cambridge, in England, and in Berlin and other centres on the continent of Europe.     Among the ser-  ' vices   he   has    already   rendered  to    the     cause     of    labor     has  been   his    investigation    of    the  sweating system in Canada, upon  _i^whiclrlie_wfote_in_tlro_Toron"to_aird"  Montreal papers. /He conducted a  similar inquiry for the Consumers'  League of Boston.   At the time the  editorship   of   the Labor   Gazette  was offered to him he had under  consideration the offer of the appointment as assistant to professor  Taussig, the celebrated head of the  ",   department of political economy at  Harvard, which he has   declined.  The LaborGazette Js ,to bo .published monthly/, in connection with  ���   the new labor department at Ottawa,   is   to   be modelled on  the  lines of the British Labor, Gazette  and similar publications, and will  !'.   contain statistics and other necessary facts of interest^ and importance to Canadian labor and industries.   It will not be an organ of  any political or partisan opinions.  Under.Mr. King's editorship there  will-be issued also an annual report upon labor matters throughout the Dominion.  Of his thorough  competency for the post there is no  manner of doubt, and his honesty,  no less than his ability, is known  to the   labor   organizations, with  j  which he is popular for the good  work he has already done.  THE BANK OF  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  NELSON  Is now prepared to issue Drafts and  Letters of Credit on Skaguay, XT. S.,  Atlin, B. C, and Dawson City, N. W. T.  Green, in-the- proportion of a tea-  spoonful to a pailful of water is  recommended. Another plan, and  one which I would recommend, is  to use'poisoned bran, which is, put  out in little heaps through the  fields. One pound of Paris Green  to fifty pounds of bran, thoroughly  mixed dry, and then moistened  with water, just a little sweetened  with sugar. This mixture is exceedingly attractive to cut worms, being preferred to' plants. It will  take about ten pounds to an acre  of potatoes as ordinarily planted.  A good plan to" prevent egg-laying  is to put potash in the form., of  kainit on the soil. . The insects do  not like this ,on accoiintVof.the  chloride it contains <and many of  them will - be killed, whilst .most  others will be driven oft'.\ "The potash is not losfc, but will be'as'effect  ive as if applied the. season following."         '  _A FAMILY OF GUN FIGHTERS  Imperial Bank of Ganada  HEAD  OFFICE. TORONTO.  Capital Authorized  Capital Paid up  Rest  $2,500,000  $2,468,603  $1,700,000  D. R. Wilkie, General Manager.  E. Hay, Inspector.  The Destroyer of Green Crops.  . Every garden in Nelson has suffered from cut-worm invasion. The  agriculturald epartmentof the prov1  ince has sent out a circular for general information, in which are following directions as to how to kill  the pests:  "Poisoning    is     obviously    the  remedy to be   applied.    Spraying  with powered hellebore and water,  in the proportion of an ounce to a,  pailful of   water, or  with Paris I  Shot dead in an Arizona saloon.  That is the fate which might "have  been expected for Warren Earp.  He was the youngest and "the most  foolhardy" of the famous family of  desperadoes, whose six-shooters  were once the terror of Tombstone,  Arizona. His brothers, Virgil and  Julian, bit the dust in a similar  manner several years ago, and now  Warren has followed the" prejudice  of his tribe in favor of "dyin' with  their boots on." Only one of the  notorious band of brothers remains.  He is Wyatt Earp, who refereed  the Fitzsimmons-Sharkey fight, December 3rd, 1896. He keeps a gambling house in 'Frisco.  '__  ~~"The man "''who "p'umped enough  ���lead to last" into Warren Earp's  anatomy a few days ago at Wilcox  was John Boyett, who had been  the butt of Earp's jests for several  months. Boyett wanted to avoid  trouble with "Wicked Warren,"  but a few days before the .final encounter Earp pressed his six-shooter  against Boyett's- belt, and, glaring  into liis eyes, said: ���  o"You.cattle rustling .coyote! If  we ever meet again ther'll be a  killin.'   Uhderstan - that ?"  There had been a feud for years  between the old stage-robbing  gang, of which the Earps were the  leaders, and the cattle rustlers, of  whom Boyett was-one. - One day  last week Earp walked into a  saloon where Boyett was drinking  with some of his cattle-rustling  friends. " >.        ��� '^:"^%s~.-��� '\ :.  "There's my gun, cur I" yelled  Earp, tossing his Colt .45 into the  air and deftly catching it again;  "where's yours?"  "Ain't got it," was Boyett's reply. '"'.;'���'������:��� ������:--:/. :::v���  "Go and get it then," said "Wicked Warren.  When Boyett returned a few  minutes later he began shooting at  once and scattered the loungers.  Errp stood his ground and said:  "You've got all the best o' me.  Some feller took my gun.  "Stand still, then," cried Boyett,  for Earp was steadily advancing,  with blood in his eye, for a quick  grapple and possession for the gun.  "Oh,.���!" remarked Mr. Earp, as  he sprung forward. Boyett's weapon cracked, and the third of the  Earps to die fell, shot through the  heart.  Nelson Branch���Burns Block, 221 Baker Street  J. M. LAY, Manager.  When the Earp brothers lived in  Tombstone they did more toward  making it a thrilling-place of residence, for the- four brothers were  much in evidence thereabouts in  the early eighties. ' In 1883,' however," the community decided it had  enough of the quartet, and a solid  front made up of six-shooters^ and  Winchesters was presented to them.  So they left Tombstone and migrated to.Gunnison, county, Colorado.  Finally, they were run out of Gunnison, and Wyatt Earp migrated to  California, while Warren went back  to his old stamping-ground in Arizona.   '  They had a sister, Jessie,. too,  who lived with them in Tombstone.  She was known as the virtuous one  of the family.-Virgil ,as the oldest,  Wyatt as the wisest, Julian as the  bravest and Warren as -the most  foolhardy. Virgil was killed in  Tombstone and Julian in Gunnison.  "Ike" Clauton, a famous member  of the cattle thieves, the opposition  faction to the stage robbers in  Tombstone, ' married Jessie Earp.  Then he found it necessary to kill  her-brother. Julian, and then Warren and Wyatt found it necessary  to kill Clauton and make their  charming sister a widow. * For Jessie had dared to marry a man with  whom her brothers had a feud and  she must be disciplined.  All of the Earps were gun fighters for the love of it and men of  prompt courage and bitter revenge.  Each of them has killed numerous  men. Wyatt is credited with ten  and Warren with fully as many.  It used to be said in Tombstone  that any of the Earps was fit to  "pull and centre" a shot in less than  one-tenth-ofra-secondr-^7" =   Warren   Earp was nearly fifty  was  years old at the time of his death,  tall, athletic, grim-visaged and a  "man of honor." That is, he would  not allow any one to question his  veracity. This trait existed in all  the brothers, and when Wyatt  Earp's."'. decision of foul was disputed in the Shiarkey-Fitzsimmons  fight he made this statement:.  "The foul blow of the night  was plainly seen by me. Fitz'  smashed with his right on Sharkey's shoulder. Then, with an up-  percut with the left, he struck  the sailor below the belt. Sharkey  was leaning over, and the blow  knocked him down. It -.was clearly  foul, and before the ^sailor moved I  mentioned that the fight was over.  The first blow was weak, and I believe the second blow was'intended  for an uppercut, but it struck foul.  No man on earth has ever questioned by honor. I have been uv  many places and in peculiar situations, but no man ever said till now.  that I was guilty of., a dishonest  act. I will repeat that I acted  with all fairness and with a judgment that was as true as my eyesight.   I saw the foul blow."     .  Educating Eastern Canadians.  It is reported that a movement is  on foot in immigration circles fco introduce 1000 Japanese farm' hands  into Manitoba for the harvesting,  to take the place of men who annually come up from Ontario. Japanese will work for half tiie... wages  at present paid to Eastern Canadian farm hands, and would in  winter occupy their time in getting  out wood, fence rails, etc.    If the  scheme is carried out it will bring  Ontario workers face to face with  the cheap Mongolian labor problem  that has and is still causing so  much, discontent, and, trouble in  labor circles;on the Pacific coast.  The fishermen's strike still continues, and the salmon canning' industry is at a standstill. If a settlement is not speedily effected, the  consequences'of the shut down of  .one of the principal industries of  British Columbia are likely to be  serious.  Why American Jockeys are Preferred.  "Ashplant," an English authority on racing,' has this to say  about American jockeys in a recent  number fof the Sportsman: It is  contended that the Yankees now  get the pick of the riding. Be it  so, there must be some sound reason. ' It ' has seemed to me that  more than one race I have ��� seen  has been thrown away because  sooner than - run the risk of being beaten, 7a; head by a Yankee,  the English j jockey has ceased to  persevere to the bitter end. No one  argues that Americans are better  ���horsemen than English jockeys, but  it is now ' apparent that . their  methods of race riding are such  as to place them at a very great  advantage-^-the , disposition of.  weighty shelter from the wind, and,  tocmy way of thinking, what is  perhaps more important than  either, the fact that an American  jockey does not pull his horse  about. . Getting off nicely, he is delighted to take advantage of a  good start, if he has obtained  one, instead of pulling his mount  in behind some other horses.  Unpalatable as it may be, some  of the English horsemen have already taken leaves out of the  Americans' books. By andn)y we  shall see them all doing it.  Smartness is Not Safety.  Toronto Telegram.  After all is said and done, Wilfrid Laurier is the ablest, the  strongest, the best man in his own  government.'' Yet the strength,  ability-and-superiority-of-its-leader-  are not the pilots which guide the  Laurier government in the hour of  peril. Bungling statesmen who  can improve niuety-nine out of one  hundred chances to blunder surround sir Wilfrid Laurier. Their  cheap smartness is his counsellor.  When his government was asked to  investigate wrong-doing in the Yukon, to investigate the West Huron  and Brockville atrocities, or to act  upon charges against the character  of the emergency food, did Wilfrid  Laurier trust to his own genius or  allow his government to be guided  by his own instincts ? No, sir Wilfrid Laurier is usually strong when  he is guided-by his own impulses,  and his government is usually  weak and contemptible when it is  guided by the cheap smartness of  the Sif tons, the Sutherlands, the  Mulocks and the.Bordens.  Too Fast and Too Far.  Toronto Telegram.  It is not the duty of the senate to  nag and annoy the government or  to reverse the verdict of the house  of commons upon questions of detail  like those involved in the postal  zone bill. It is the duty of the  senate to stand between the country  and the consequences of hasty action  by the house of commons on large  questions like the Yukon Railway  Bill. There was little reason to  criticize the action of the senate in  giving the deathblow to a bill  attaching salaries to judgeships,  which would bo used as rewards to  the government supporters in the  Montreal district. Canada has not  forgotten that the senate was never  virtuous at the expense of its  friends in office.   Its virtues have  almost always been uniformly displayed at the expense of its  enemies. It behoves the senate,  therefore, to remember that its constitutional power to intervene in a  crisis should not degenerate into a  habit of interfering for mere party  effect.  'Supposed to be Andree's Party.  Indians hunting on. the east  coast of Hudson Bay have brought,  word to the Hudson's.-Bay Company's post on - the west coast of  James Bay ��� that they found " last  spring a vast quantity of wreckage,  the bodies of two white men, and a  man in the last- stages of the death  struggle. The Indians .reported  that they could not understand the  language he spoke, but it was not  English. He died while they -were  there, and they returned to the  trading post without bringing any  evidence of the strange occurrence.  It is .believed by the officials of the  Hudson's Bay Company ~ that the  Indians -witnessed the ending-of  Andree's attempt to reach the north'  pole by balloon. . They had- never  seen a balloon, but from their description of the -wreckage the offi  cers are convinced that it was the ���  remnants of Andree's airship. A:  .party guided by the same Indians  has set out to bring evidence to establish the identity of the party.  Early last fall people near Moose  Factory asserted .they saw a large  balloon passing.to the northward,,  and this tends to confirm the''story;  of the Indian.hunters.  .VOU'  League Games. '  Chicago 5,-- Cleveland 5  innings ending in a tie).  Detroit 0, Minneapolis i.  Kansas City 2, Indianapolis 5.  ���   Milwaukee 6, Buffalo 7.  Providence 0, Springfield 1.  Syracuse 5, Hartford 4.  teen  TBIMONT  AMERICAN  AND :  EUROPEAN  PLANS  MEALS  _i  CENT#  -.- .-'Jfi'Si  ~. 11,  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.  i 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.  A FULL LINE OF  Front Doors ..  0  Inside Doors,  Screen Doors.        J  Windows  Inside; Finish .  local and oo&st.  . Flooring  > local and coast).  Newel Posts  Stair Hail  ,  Mouldings  Shingles  Bough and  Dressed Lumber  of all kinds.  IF WHAT TOP WANT IS NOT IN STOCK  WE WILL HA.KK IT FOR YOU  CALL AND GET PRICKS.  ROOMS LIGHTED BY ELKCTBICmr^4i^  AND.HEATED BY STEAM ���.[;-���_$$����_'.  .35 CENTS TO ft J    \ X <: rif->-$L.  321 to 331 Baker Street, Nelson:  "-fo-sk*!  M  QUEEN'S HOTEI  -'      *    BAKER STRKKT.'X____vm&'r^!$f^l  '       "    '     "?' '-."' "      '-���    "���".   '���^Al'/rS'^'Miwl  Lighted by;Electricity;andfHeaWl  * V ..Ced;^ith;Ho^lrg%|^gj  ^.Darge. comfortable: bedrooms < and ���; flrsb-olaael,  dining-room. Sample rooms for commercial menifC  "     " -'       H'-.'s^'^-a^l  . -    . ���^T":��� j. ;"���!' '*'- <--M^Mm  . RATES S2PER"'DAY.,,>3��S  J. A. Sayward  HALL AND LAKE'STREETS, NELBON  ���E7  Neelands' Building, Bakor Street.   FRED J. SQUIRE. Manager..  Arthur Gee  MERCHANT  TAILOR  Removed to Baker Street, opposite tho Quoon's  Kootenay   Coffee   Co.  NEIiSON,B.O.  Porto Rico Lumber Go.  (LIMITED)  CORNER OF  HENDRYX AND VERNON BTREETS  N|rs. E. C. Clarke, Prop.  tyadden House  C.SI  ,*/  LATE OF THE ROTAL HOTEL, CALGARY  " < /*^l        _,!  Baker and Ward'f'v|  Streets, Nelson ?"<& I    -v"-^!  The only hotel In Nelson that has -remained &; I  under one management since 1800. ��� .- *���  *"��ia|  The bed-rooms are well furnished'and lighted V��"  by electricity. r> ���*.. .        '���,.'"  The bar Is always stocked by the best dom �����**,,.  tlo and Imported.liquors and olgars. .*'���.*.*I  jaI  Rough and  Coffee roasters and dealers In Tea and Coffee.  Offer fresh roasted coffee of best quality as  follows)  Java and Arabian Macha, per pound f  40  Java and Mocha J.'lend, 8 pounds  1 CO  Fine Santos, 4 pounds  1 00  Santos Blond, 5 pounds  I 00  Our Spoclal Blend. 6 poundsc  1 00  Our Rio Roast, 6 pounds  I 00  A twal order solicited.  Salesroom 2 doors east  of Oddfellows block, Wesfc Baker street.  uiziP-miTiiriiirirarannn  JUST   ARRIVED  A Car Load of  Allen's Apple Ciden  THORPE & CO.  minmnignimiinniriminiiiinirTmTTi.t  Lumber  Shingles  Mouldings  A-1 White Pine Lumber Always  Stoolc,.  We carry -a complete stock of  Coast Flooring, Ceiling, Inside Finish, Turned Work, Sash and Doors.  Special order work will receive  prompt attention.  in  Nelson   Wine   Co.  CHOICE WINES AND LIQUORS  Special attention given to family trade  Telephone 93 FBAMK  A,  JAMBLYN  MANABBB  opn  Baker street,  Nelson, B. C.  Porto Rico LumberCo. Ltd.  Contractors and Builders  WILL DO WELL TO  Buy Their Lumber  G. 0. Buchanan's  A large stock of flrst-cl&ss dry material on  hand, also a full line of sash, doors, mouldings,  turned work, eto.  Factory Work a Specialty  Yard*  Foot of Hendryx street. Nelson  Telephone. 91    Jol^   Rae,   AgBfit  H. D.  ASHCROFT  BLACKSMITHING  AND EXPERT  HORSESHOEING  Wagon repairing promptly attended to by a  first-class wheelwright.   THOMAS MADDEN. Proprietor.'.  SLOCAN JUNCTION HOTEL  J. H. McMANUS, Manager  Bar stocked with best brands of winos, liquors,'"'' ti  and -Cigars.   Beer on draught.   Large comfort-   "*  ablo rooms.   First-class table board.  RESTAURANT  OPEN DAY AND NIGHT  Cor. Baker and Hall Ste.  First-class table  |R. tycRAE,Prop.  c       EVERY   DAY  AT  TH2J  Club Hotel  BIG   SCHOONER  Beer or Half-and-half only  10c  FRESH    llin   COOL  The only good Bcor in Nolson  E. J. CURRAN, Prop.  Cornor Stanloy and Silica Streets.  R. REISTERER & CO.  BBXWER8 AMD BOTTLBBS 0��  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  Prompt and regular  delivery to the trade  Brewery at Nelson  St JOSEPH'S SCHOOL  NELSON. B.O.  A boarding and day school conducted by the  Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace. It is situated at  tho corner of Mill and Josephino streots in ono of  the best residential portions of Nelson, and is  oasily accessible from all parts of the oity.  Tho course of study includes tho fundamental  and higher branches of thorough English -iuco-  tion: Business course���bookkeeping, stenography and typewriting. Scionco course���musio:  vocal and Instrumental, drawing, etc Plain art  and needlework, etc  For terms and particulars apply to the Sister  Superior.  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. Tele  phone 192t  W. A. COSTELLO. Manager.  fc&#��1 4
In these goods we keep a full supply and are able to fill the largest orders without delay.   Take
a glance at our window and see the largest assortment of assayers'supplies in Canada.
W. F. Teetzel Sc Co.
Victoria Block, Corner Baker and Josephine Streets.
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
everyb< ly. 	
The. Nelson  Clothing House
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We are once more before   you.     We   are
headquarters   for  all
kinds     of     precious
jewels.   We   are   up
to   date   in   designs
and   right   prices.   I
have the goods and I
want you all to know.
I guarantee, all goods
it from me to compete in price and quality with the east
he west. Call and inspect our diamonds, pearls, sapphires
ubies. They have no equal in British Columbia. I want
patronage.   All goods bought from us are guaranteed.
Ji COB DOVER, The Jeweler
Nelson, British Columbia.
Our watchmaking and repairing department is strictly up to
date, and we - are prepared to-' repair every
and all kinds of watches.
Settings of every description' made. Every description of repairing done by competent
Mail orders receive prompt attention.
■""" ..Is a most important item when making arrangements for your
summer. • uting. We have special delicacies suitable for picnics and
excursion -, and invite you to examine our extensive stock in that line.
Our stock is fresh and first-class in every respect.
Baker i treet. GROCERS. Nelson, B. C
Look Out for Big Canvas Sign
1 fllix I 1   V A IJ    ff AK       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 hunci t>d nnd fifty suits of clothing at cost. Three hundred pairs of miners' shoes at cost.
Mon'B fiirni' i tngs, fine shoes, hats and caps. Four hundred pair of odd punts, livery article In tho
store offered at from 20 to 50 per cent discount.
Theo Madson
Baker Street, Nelson
]/>ok Out foi --Jig Canvas Sign.
Oil Cloths
Bedroom Sets
And all other House Furnishings at Manufacturers' Prices,
Plus Freight, on orders of $50 and upwards. Orders under
$50 at 12 1-2 per cent discount.
Thirty Days Only Entire Stock Must foe Sold
Baker  Street  West
Pont Imbibe Snakes .'.y.
Lots of them In the city water.  Get one of our Altera
on trlaL   Prices 40 cents, $1.25 and $1.75.
A mild sensation was caused yesterday afternoon by a scrap between a white man and a Chinaman outside the Silver King hotel.
The latter was apparently struck
by a sharp stone near the ear and
he was bleeding profusely. The
Chinaman fetched the chief, but by
that time the culprit was gone, and
none of the numerous bystanders
had seen anything. The Chinaman
said he could identify his assailant
but did not know his name.     ■ >
Mrs. Perry E. Doolittle and son
arrived here on Saturday to join
Dr. Doolittle, manager of the Venus
mine. They will remain for the
H. A. Jackson, general freight
and passenger agent of the Spokane
Falls & Northern road, is spending
a few days in the city, with his
bride. Mr. and Mrs. Jackson are
the guests of R. C. Riblet, Stanley
The Canadian Pacific railway is
building freight and passenger stations at Moyie. The buildings are
to be 24 hy 30 feet in size. It is
claimed that the town lias a population of 600.
Aulay Morrison, who represents
New Westminster, in the Dominion
house, was married, on the I8th inst.
to Elizabeth, eldest daughter of
James Livingstone, M. P. for South
Waterloo, Ontario.
W. J. Goepel, of Nelson, inspector
of government offices, was in Windermere on the 18th and left for
Golden on the 16th.
Charles Hislop, - who has been -
acting until receutly as. a city
quarantine officer, is about to form
a class in gymnasium and athletic
work. 'He is a graduate of.the
Olympic club's gymnasium at San
Francisco, and thoroughly understands the system followed there.
It is hoped the organization may
develop along more comprehensive
lines so as to include all * the local
athletic clubs.
. The assay office at the Venus
mine is about completed. A reading and bathroom 40 by 20 in size
is to be erected at. once. Walter
A. Segsworth of Toronto is in
charge of the assay office.
Harry Ashcroft left last night to
take in the Winuipeg Exhibition.
He will be away two.or three weeks.
John A. Gibson returned yesterday eveniug from a visit to Spokane.
Mrs Noxori gave birth to a daughter on Saturday. Mother and child
are doing well.
J. K. Strachan,' city clerk, has
returned from a prolonged visit
to the. old country. He reports
having had a successful trip and a
good time, though the latter was
marred by ill-health. On his return trip the steamer picked up
some shipwrecked French fishermen
off Newfoundland. They were at
the last gasp, having been at sea in
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Miscellaneous Mining News
Captain Gilford, superintendent
of the Silver King mine, spent Sunday in the city. He states that the
operations at the mine are confined
at present to pumping the water
out of the workings and some surface work on which half a dozen
men are employed. Tho staff is not
to bo augmented for a week at least
and the number of men to be engaged in the immediate future will
be governed by circumstances.
The development work at the
Opher property on Bird Creek has
been suspended temporarily. The
miners who had tho contract for
fifty feet of 3haft were compelled
to throw up the contract because of
water which could not be handled
Avithout a pump.
Negotiations are now under way
for the transfer of the Elk and Gerald F. fractional mineral claims to
the representative of English capitalists who will develop the property to the producing stage without delay. The claims are part of
the Royal Arthur group on Eagle
creek belonging to Sol Johns, John
McLatchie and J. R. Robinson. The
group is crown granted and some
$8000 has been expended on the
various claims.
R. Norton, of Baker City, Ore,, is
in the city. He. is looking up a
property for Seattle capitalists and
i. understood to have madeafavor-
able report on the Morning and
Evening claims on Morning mountain. One of the interested Seattle
men is expected here this week.
• Athletic Events.
The final match in the Canadian
Military Rifle League v-was fired at
the ranges on Saturday, with most
satisfactory results. Both of the
Nelson association's teams improved
considerably on their records in the
three previous matches. Saturday's aggregates were creditable
and show that the marksmen have
made steady improvement in shooting since the season opened. Following were the scores:
200 500 (W0
Yds. Yds. Yds. Total
N. T. MeLeod Ill ',» 30 94
II. Bird (captain) 2!) 32 30 91
F. W. Petors _t> 30 30 80
Dr. Hall 2? 31 27 85
II  It. Maccloiiiu-U 2(i _. 30 85
J. AioKoiii-to 30 30 2,'i 85
0-;  ir Hnr-Ieii _i 29 27 84
A:   ". Grant _l 30 28 82
l:   -IjKay  31 31 20 82
I>-   -ymoii'ls 23 20 23 77
:'o;al team scores 280    "■ 301       270       851
O.S. Eeer 25'
F. H. Sterling -....28
L. Goboy 24
H. A.Langford(captain).24
D.O.Lewis 28
F. R. Stewart 25
S. P. Shaw 22
H. F. MeLeod 24
J. A. Forin 21
G. M. Phillips 22
Total team scores 243       220       197       C09
The Canadian Rifle Association
offer a number of prizes, which will
go, in all probability, to the crack
e» stern teams. Several Nelson men
have qualified for marksmen's
b.'dges granted by the militia
department. For an. aggregate of
352 points a first .class badge is
awarded, and this will go to H.
Bird with two points to the good.
An aggregate of 308, a second-class
badge is given and these have been
won by N. T. Macleod, 347 ; Oscar
Burden, 320; Alex Giant, 312 ; and
J. MacKenzie, 308.. The annual
m;u.ches of the British Columbia
association will be,.fired at the
coast on August 2, .3 and 4.. An
invitation has been extended to the
Nelson association to send representatives, which will probably be
accepted. , A limited number of
mnrksmen will be sent, to Ottawa
tli is fall at, the provincial association's expense, and the.competition
for a place on' this - team will be
jkeen.-   '. -
Tennis Finals.' '    ■
The tennis, "club's ', tournament
closed on Saturday," afternoon in
all the competitions, .except the
open singles and the ladies doubles
which are to' be played on Saturday nextv The event's were finished
as follows:—
Ladies . singles:—Miss • Bensusan
defeated Miss Bird,. 1-6, 6-3,. 7-5.
The trophy in this '■ event was a
handsome set of bonbon dishes,
presented by H. Selous.
Men's handicap singles:—G. R. Williamson defeated, E.'T. Pollok in
straight sets. The'^ prize was a
sterling silver flask and corkscrew,
presented by the Club.*
Mteed doubles:—Pollok and G. R.
Williamson   defeated   Miss Crickmay and F. M. Macrae, 6-4,5-7,8-6.
, Men's doubles:—Bevan & Martin
defeated Martin «& Pickson, 0-2, ,7-5,
6 2..        ;.        .'""■'..
The contestants in the open singles
final next week will be Macrae and
Williamson. The -members of the
club were out in force on Saturday.
Tea was served by Mrs Lay.
Ragged, One-Sided Playing.
Tiie people of Nelson who like to
sea a good game of < baseball were
disappointed with the games between Spokane and Nelson. In
the first*/ game manager Waterman
allowed himself to be buncoed by
Sunday School Picnic
TUESDAY.   JULY  24th,  1900.  '
Tho steamer Moylo leaves otty wharf for the
Balfour grounds of the Outlet Hotel at 8 u. in.,
return at 5 p, in.
Paiace IVJeat IVJar^et
for all kinds of
Fresh and Cured Meats.
A feature will be made of the poultry and
gtUDO trade. They will always be on hand during their Boason. ''■■. ,;■••''
J./ L.  PORTER, Prop.
169 Josephine St, between Baker and Vernon.
Telephone'159.    .
H.   BYERS   &
Garden, Mill, Steam
Crucible   Cast  Steel
6-16 to 1-in. in
and Suction
Clark Hotel on Josephine street, Nelson, is dissolved from this date. All accounts duo to tbe
firm aie to bo paid by Georg* Wijlium Bartlett,
who will pay all dehts and carry on the business
as heretofore.  Batod llith July 1900.
Leather and  Rubber Belting.
Sheet, Square and Round Rubber
Flax and Garlock Packing
Pipe Fittings, Brass Goods, Rails
Black and Galvanized Sheet Iron
Soft Steel Plates
1-8, 3-16 and 1-4 x 72, 96 and 120
Agents—Truax Ore Cars, Giant Powder, and Metropolitan Fuse eto.
the smooth ball player who is in
charge of the Spokane team into
putting in an umpire whose decis-r
ions were so manifestly unfair that
he had to be removed from the
position by a policeman. The Spokane team play as a team and play
good ball all the time; the Nelson
team play as individuals and consequently play ragged ball all the
time.. In the Iirst game Nelson's
pitcher pitched good ball, but had
continued poor support from start
to finish. In the second game, Nelson fell down, after getting a lead
that was a winning one, and lost
the game through muffing and poor
fielding and worse base running,
although Waters pitched his usual
strong game. Nelson's team should
either learn to play ball as a team
or quit playing ball with ball players. People do not like to be, disappointed so often, and always in
the same way.
Sudden Death of Father Piche.
Montreal, Que., July 22.—Rev.
father Piche' died at Lachine today
after preaching a strong" sermon on
intemperance. Por the last forty
years he has devoted himself to this
work. In concluding his sermon
with. a brilliant peroration, he
declared he would preach against
the liquor traffic until his death.
H§ was found dead in his study
fifteen minutes after. ,
British troops at Hong Kong.
Hong Kong, July 22.—The second Indian brigade has been ordered to remain here. •. The British
first class battleship Goliath. and
two Indian transports with. troops
have arrived off Hong Kong.
.'" PHAIR.~-Mn>. P. K. Doolittle and son. Toronto! G. G. McCa-iley, Trail; F. Wallace Trail;
•T. K, Pouporo, Rossland; M. P. Rudolph.
Seattlo; S, XV. MoArthur, Columbia; P. Gonollo,
HUME.-H. W. Gerhardt, Winnipeg; John M.
Qgg- Fernie; George W. Adams, Vancouver; K.
K. Vincent. Calgary; A. Johnston and wife,
Sydney, N. S ; F. W. ttroem, Trail; J. M.Jordan,
Rossland; Henry Ewart. Rossland: W. It
Seatle, Trail; G. N. Jordan, Trail: C. T. Harvio,
QUEEN'S.—Miss Streuters, Brussels, Belgium;
A. D. Smith, Rossland; John Wel-h, Spokane;
F. A. Heap, Aineworth; Miss L. Clarke, Rossland; Mrs. V. Pierce, Calgary.
For Rent—Small furnished house
for one month, from about August 10th. Cheap;
near oity.   Apply Box 18;}, Post oftico.
Wanten—A first-class, cook and
to do general house work; far •> private family in
the country. Apply to J. H. Love, Baker street.
competent     niill-
lettcr to J. M. Williams,
wrlght.    Apply by
Nelson. ■    •
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 35.
For Rent—Dwelling on Carbonate
street, next to ex-mayor Neelands.  possession
July let; rent $25.   Enquire Mrs. Robinson.
Is returning to the Kootenays
and he Is bringing money with
him. Everybody wants to get
good value for their money.
Everybody who deals with us
will get good value.
Do you know the Stanley
Piano is as good as any instrument made in Canada.
178 Baker Street . Nelson, B. C.
Prices from $10 to $30
*■•».■■*.V"-^.-.*..^:^*: -0-0<9?9_9',
185 Baker Street.
Telephone 10.   ffl
• * We have removed our place of business
for .the next few months to the old Burns
shop, next to the Nelson Hotel, where
ffl   hope to see all our old customers and many   ffl
new ones.   Give us a call.
ffl   —
ffl   Telephone 10
185 Baker Street
*2*Av2*d 0-0.0.0'0.0.0:
Car Load of Lake of the
Woods Flour Has'Just
Been Received.
Cheapest Place In Nelson to Outfit
Houston Block.
Telephone 161.
P. O. Box 176.
Kootenay Electric Supply & Construction Co., Ltd.
Electric Fixtures Electric Fans
Medical Batteaies
Nelson, B. C.
We have sold 75 per cent of all the
Portland Cement
and Sewer Pipe
Just received carload Dominion Ale and
Dominion White Label Ale (pints and quarts),
the finest Ale brewed in Canada.
Dominion Bulk Ale (15 gallon kegs)
Teacher's Scotch Whiskey is still the best.
This is
Kootenay Cigar Mfg. Co.
P. Burns & Co.
Wholesale and Retail
v'iffla&o Dealers in Meafs
Markets at  Nelson,   Rossland,   Trail,  Kaslo, Ymir,  Sandon,  Silverton, Nev
Denver, Revelstoke, Ferguson, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade City, Mid
way, and Vancouver.
Mail Orders Promptly Forwarded
West Kootenay Butcher Co.
.....' ..^ ALL KINDS OF
Baker Street, Nelson E-   &   TBAVES,   Manager
.  '^^^^i^^i'^Mr'-.-.-.
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