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 rMis^S)��s^_^:&ssmiti^^f^'WM^>^,_v^  2U______m_mgmm_.  iiinniiiriTT>iiiii-iininir*-rTff-i'iiftT  fflBH  -**;:-*w.v>|  DAILY EDITION   BY MAIL  FIVE  DOLLARS A YEAR  WEEKLY EDITION BY MAIL  TWO DOLLARS A YEAR  *\   "l  ; ,<"-*"'?i  ' ''."-VI  ���>���������:�� l  .tr-t*  EIGHTH YEAR  NELSON: TUESDAY MORNING JULY U J 900  PRICE FIVE CENTS  SHENG SENDS GOOD NEWS  Received Incredulously.  London, July 24.���4 a. in.���The  Chiueso minister, sir Chili Lo Feng  Lull, has communicated to the press  the following despatch from Sheng,  director general of Chinese railways  and telegraphs and taotai of Shang-  Hai, dated Shang-Hai July 23:  "Information from Pekiu dated  July 18th says that the'Tsung Li  Yamen deputed Wan Jun, an under  secretary of the department to see  the foreign missionaries and he  found everyone well, the German  minister excepted. General Yung  Lu.is going to memorialize the  throne to send them all under  escort to Tien-Tsin in the hope that  the military operations will then  be stopped."  A. Shang-Hai   correspondent   of  the Daily Mail, telegraphing from  l<^ Shang-Hai on   July  22nd, says a  letter from Che-Foo in Shang Tung  has been received by a native functionary here containing the following passage:  "At the beginning of the month  ; the foreign missionaries made sev-  ' eral attempts to send messages out  of Pekin, but, thanks to the strict  watch kept on the city, the bearers  ���were all caughtand executed. On  the 4th instant only 400 foreigners,  much exhausted, were left alive in  Pekin, and one night, wheu the big  guns were incessantly fired, it was  known that all the legations and  the foreigners were finished, although pretended telegrams contradict the facts."  The St. Petersburg correspondent  of the Daily Mail asserts that there  are differences of opinion  in the  Russiau council" of war.    The minister of war, general Kouropatkin,  wished to send 100,000 men to clear  -  the rebels * out of Manchuria.'   Oh  the other hand, according to this  correspondent,    emperor   Nicholas  / Wished the operations to be limited  " '"^_'o the defence aud pacification of  the-   frontier districts.     "Let two  strong armies, one of the allies in  ���. the south, and the other, of the Russians   in the" north,   confront the  Chinese, and the rising," so the czar  '   is said to argue,  "would be bound  to collapse."  "We want no. conquests," he is  reported to have declared at the  conclusion of a sitting of the coun-  ' cil, "what we desire is to protect  our frontier and steer into smooth  - waters the Chinese ship of state,  now buffeted by the waves of  civilization."   ,  The Times editorially suggests  that Li Hung Chang is playing the  old game of the sublime porte by  putting forward proposals whicli  will appear in different degrees and  ways to different powers. It says :  "President McKiniey has been  ' asked to mediate and the request is  facilitated by the care which has  been taken in Washington not to   commit the, JJni ted ^States, jto^an y_  ���    very thorough going policy."  Indian troops are daily arriving  at Hong Kong. Three ' transports  reached there yesterday and two  others have left Hong Kong for  Taku. Reports from Canton say  fhe city is outwardly quiet, but  that there is a strong undercurrent  of unrest among the Chinese. Only  a few European ladies have left,  many still remaining.    '  There -is nothing further this  morning that throws any light upon  the mysterious situation... Two  urgent despatches were addressed  yesterday by the Chinese minister  to the Pekin government and to the  director of telegraphs, strongly  advocating the necessity of restoring telegraphic communication with  a view of enabling the powers to  obtain proof of the safety of the  foreign ministers.  Until such proof is secured no  one here is inclined to alter tbe  opinion of the governor of the province of Shan Tung. He always  has maintained an attitude of neutrality and has even leaned toward  positive friendship for the foreigners. He has from the first divided  ���jvithSheng, director of posts and  ^fcfegraphs at Shang-Hai, the disr  tfchiGjtfOn of being the only means of  .eomnjwication between Pekin and  ithe outside world. Therefore, it is  .extremely probable that he has  served in the s,aine capacity: in this  instance.  On the other hand if this dispatch  ���really came from Prince Tuan the  fact would be of great significance.  In the opinion of the officials here it  would indicate that this official  " either has been grossly misrepresented as to Jiis anti-foreign tendencies,  or that he is seeking to escape  responsibility for the outrages upon  foreigners, an action itself significant of a breaking up of the anti  foreign party, with each principal  looking out for himself.  Remey Going to Tien-Tsin.  Washington, July 23.���The bureau of navigation this morning received the following cablegram  from admiral Remey: "Taku, July  22.���Going to Tien-Tsin to look into  matters, leaving the senior officers.  Newark is going to Nagasaki for  docking."   UNITED STATES TO MEDIATE  Announcement Today.  Washington, July 23���The president has listened to the appeal of  the Chinese government transmitted by minister Wu and has signified his willingness to mediate between the imperial government and  the powers, but upon conditions  only which first must be met by  the Chinese government, The exact  nature of the terms proposed by  the state department cannot be  stated until tomorrow when it  is expected that publication  will be made of the text of the  Chinese appeal and of the president's, answer. It is known, however, that the answer is entirely  consistent with the statement of  principles laid down by secretary  Hay in his identical note*.to the  powers', and moreover it accepts as  truthfuh the Chinese statements  relative to," the safety of the foreign ministers at Pekin.  It would not, of course, be possible   to take even the initiative  steps towards mediation were either  party to the negotiations to entertain   openly   any distrust of ^the  accuracy of the statements of the  other.    There must be confidence  between them.   The United States'  answer does riot go to the length of  the French answer to a similar appeal   in   laying   down   conditions  which    the    Chinese   government  could   not -meet,' even if  so" disposed. ' "It actually -is   struggling  for   its   own   existence.     It  does,  however/ look to the immediate relief   of   the   foreign   ministers in  Pekin, and moreover, to the protection of ��� all foreigners, missionaries and traders in China, and to  the restoration of the order.   With  that much accomplished, the state  department feels that it can properly approach the powers with the  propositions for a   settlement for  what has occurred.  * The Chinese appeal came to secretary Hay yesterday through Mr.  Wu.   The secretary promptly telegraphed it to the president at Canton, and, after taking a full day for  its   consideration,   the   president's  answer'came this afternoon to the  state department.   It was put in  the proper diplomatic form, and a  _copy_delivered���to���minister-=Wu-r  who was to forward it to his own  government. ' The appeal and answer will be made public tomorrow.  The imperial edict made public  today   at  the   "state   department  shows that   the   imperial government has already taken the first  step toward doing what t"he United  States   requires   as   the   principal  condition,   in   enjoining  the viceroys, magistrates and leading men  to stop the disorders and'protect  foreigners.   The   government  will  await the result of this before proceeding further.   It is thought that  adverse criticism upon the action  of the   state department in   this  matter   will   be   heard from   Europe where the governments   are  acting upon the belief that all the  foreign   ministers   in Pekin   have  perished,    but   our     government,  nevertheless, regards its course as  the correct one. All of the European  governments have taken the stand  above indicated.  The last of the answers to secretary Hay's note reciting the Conger  message have come, and all of them  in terms polite and diplomatic express utter incredulity in the  authenticity of the Conger message.  Consul general Goodnow, himself  a man of good judgment, has also  cabled a warning to secretary Hay  against the acceptance of the message without confirmation. But the  state department has fully considered the message in all its  aspects, has carefully weighed the  numerous objections and suspicions  put forward here and in Europe,  and, without guaranteeing the  authenticity of the message, feels it  to be a matter of prime duty to act  upon the theory that it is genuine.  DEWET'S CLEVER STRATECY  Britishers Overdone.  London, July" 24.���The London  morning papers feel compelled to  recognize .general Dewet's cleverness of strategy in baffling all efforts to catch him while, constantly  harassing the British lines of communication. Only the scantiest de-  -tails-have-been^allowed-to come  through. Apparently when nightfall stopped the engagement with  colonel Broadwood, general Dewet's  forces divided into small parties,  one of which cut the railway and  captured the Highlanders, the  Boers afterwards reuniting at Rhenoster river. The latest advices  from Pretoria announce that general Stevenson's brigade has occupied Eland's river and that general  Hamilton has occupied Doornkraal.  Letters reaching London from  the British troops in Orange River  Colon y assert that both men and  horses are on short supplies and  out of condition for hard work. If  this is true there is little cause for  wonder at. the failure to capture  Dewet and at the apparent paralysis of operations.  American Athletes Dined.  Paris, July 23.���Commissioner  general Peck entertained at dinner  this evening the American athletes  who contested in the world's amateur championship contests in connection with, the Paris exposition.  The table was laid in the United  States national pavilion, which was  tastefully decorated. United States  ambassador Porter, consul general  Cowdie and many other guests were  present. -��� . ���  Portugal Pays the Award.  Washington, July 23.���The Delagoa Bay arbitration closed today  so far as Portugal was concerned,  by the announcement of the statement to the state department by  Senhorr Duarte that his government  had deposited the amount of the  award, about $3,500,000 with the  MURDERED BY A SMALL BOY  How Man Lin'Died.  Rossland, July 23.���The mystery  of the killing of Mali Lin, a Chinese  cook, who was found dead in the  kitchen of Mrs. Chenoweth on May  23rd, has been cleared up. Ernest,  the eight-year-old son of Mrs.  Chenoweth, has made a confession  that he fired the fatal shot. The  disclosure came about in the following manner:  Communication was maintained  by the local Chinese with the Victoria Chinese on the affair, and the  latter, seeing that no light' was  thrown on the matter by their  compatriots in Rossland, . hired  assistant superintendent', P. ��� K.  Ahearn of the Pirikerton agency of  Seattle.  He came to Rossland on Saturday  night last and conferred with officer  Raymer, who had this particular  case in hand. , The two men Avent  to Mrs. Chenoweth on Sunday last  and asked if they- could see her  son Ernest. The mother allowed  the child to go with the visitors,  and the story of the murder was  obtained from the lad. <������ He related  that there had been a disagreement  between * him and the Chinaman.  The deceased Mah Lin had laughed  at him, whereupon "the youngster  averred that he would shoot him.  This caused the Chinaman to  laugh again. The boy went into  his brother's room,' climbed over the  bed, got the gun and, climbing bock,  snapped it.1 It did not go off.  Again he held it on the Chinaman  and pulled the trigger, and this  time it went off and the Chinaman  fell face forward- on rthe floor and  died there.   - ���--,>' .  "He did not - laiigh any - more  then," said the boy, "and the doctor  at the inquest was .wrong, for. you  see he did not fall .backward." '  Then the gun was replaced from  where he had taken it. After this  the lad went out of' the back door  and, down the street to where a  house'* was' being removed. -The  detective and the officer --took .the,  lad to coroner Bowes before whom  he repeated the story of the killing.  The preliminary examination, ,of  the youug murderer will take place  tomorrow before the police court.  He seems so cool and so. collected  about the matter that it would,  seem that he does' riot realize the  enormity of his offence.    *  Contra Discounts, a Paris banking  institution with which the Portuguese government does business. It  will remain, for the British and  American claimants to arrange for  an equitable distribution of this  fund.   '       ?���'      "    .  Yellow Fever in Cuba.  Havana, July 23.���Yellow fever  has broken out in the barracks of  the Seventh' United States cavalry  and First United States infantry in  Pinar del Rio. There has been nine  deaths during the' present month,  and eleven!, cases are now under  treatment'in the hospitals.  APPEAL TO LABORING MEN  Air Should Organize.  Denver, July 23.���The executive  I'committee of the American Feder-  ation of Labor today issued an appeal to all wage workers to organ-"  ize and confederate.   It says:  "Throughout the country a  struggle is raging between the oppressor and; oppressed, the possessors of wealth and ��� the laborers;  concentration of ' industry and  wealth is ;the order of the  day: Everywhere the workers  must'-suffer disastrous results  unless they organize and federate  to protect anS promote their mutual  interests.   In.this combination and  ��� **i ** - *  concentration ofr wealth the possessors permit^rio sectional or state  lines to interfere ,with their power  and it therefore behooves the toilers!' the' wealth-producers', to unite  and   federate. -regardless   whether  ithey are located east, west, north or  , south'"; irrespective} of ��� sex, politics,  color or religion.'        ��'*  -_  *'The'*h'ope-rof the workers, the  prayer of all'our people,fdr justice  ^ and righ\ancPthe perpetuation of  republican* > institutions  .lies ~,in  organized labor.   Recognizing these  essential truth's,,the executive council of the American Federation of  "Labor appeals to all-wage 'workers  of   whatever, .^;trade,  or   calling  to j'Vvbrganhie .*v��ij*,u~nions _    where  such'" do'" not "'-"now exist? to  join'  those already'organized, to  form  unions and international unions of  their respective trades and callings  arid to affiliate in one common bond  of labor upon the broad platform  and under the proud banner of the  American Federation of Labor.  "In calling upon the workers to  unite and federate we aim to do no  one a wrong, but to establish justice for all."  Will Hob Interfere in Strike.  Ottawa, July 23.��� [Special to  The Tribune.]���The "Dominion government was applied to today to  send the government steamer  Quadra to put down the strike that  is in existence on the Fraser* river  among the fishermen who supply  the canneries with fish, and who  want higher prices. But as this is  a-matterwhicbrcoircerns the prov-  ince, the government has refused to  interfere.   Baron von Montcuffel Dead.  Berlin, July 23.���Baron von  Montcuffel, the distinguished Conservative statesman and member of  the reichstag, died today.  THE WAR IN THE TRANSVAAL  Two Minor Successes,  London, July 23.���The war oflice  has received a telegram from lord  Roberts, dated Pretoria, Sunday,  July 22nd, which repeats the news  contained in the telegram from  general Forestier-Walker, and continues :  "Methuen continued his march  after the occupation of Heckport  and engaged the enemy's rear  guard at Zindfontein on July 20th.  The casualties were one killed  and one wounded. Early on  Saturday he ., attacked the  enemy at Elephant's Nek and  completely, dispersed them, inflicting heavy loss. Our casualties were  slight. By these engagements Rust-  enburg has been relieved and Me-  thurie and Baden-Powell have joined  hands.  "Hunter reports that Bruce, Hamilton secured a strong position on  the Spitzray yesterday with a battery and the Cameron Highlanders  and 500 mounted men. The casualties were three of the Highlanders  killed, and captain Keith-Hamilton  of the Oxfords, captain Brown and  lieutenant Stuart and thirteen men  of the Camerons wounded."  AMERICA IS BEING FOOLED  Cunning Chinese Diplomats.  Berlin, July 23.���The German  government and press continue to  disbelief the assurances of the  Chinese authorities that the Pekin  legations are safe. Tho foreign  office surmises that the Conger dispatch was either sent about simultaneously with the dispatch of Dri  von Bergen, secretary of thej German legation, and sir Robert Hart,  but suppressed or was captured  from the messenger to whorii it was  en trusted and produced when calculated to create the desired effect  in Washington; or, on the other  .hand, that the whole dispatch was  concocted for the purpose'of deception with the aid of a cipher' somehow obtained.  United States ambassador White  said today that the latter theory  was quite plausible! For if the  -American legation had been captured and the records there seized,  the cipher key would likewise be  secured, and then it would be an  easy matter for anybody to do the  rest.  The German, government, considers it unlikely that, an advance  to Pekin would be feasible, before  September. ���._   ���   ,  The gov'erntnent is gratified, to  .find that the correspondence published ��� on the subject proves that  'Japan honestly intends to co-operate with the powers. On the other  hand, considerable disappointment  is expressed in official circles at the  tenor of the reports from Washington regarding American policy. On  this point the Berliner Tageblatt,  with evident inspiration, says:-  " The "Chinese have ��� already succeeded in creating differences of  opinion among the powers.' ��� The  government of the< United. States  seems determined thus., early,., to  occupy a separate standpoint within  the concert of the powers. As at  Taku the American admiral would  ���not join, so now * president McKiniey apparently means to oppose the  joint action of the powers aimed, at  the re-establishment of order in  tChina,-all of which proves* that the  Chinese are "indeed the most .cunning diplomatists in the Avorld."  Foreigners Going to Tien-Tsin.    ,  London, July 23���11 p. m���SirH.  Cartney, counsellor, and English  secretary to the Chinese legation in  London, asserted this evening tnat  the Pekin legations were safe and  about to proceed to Tien-Tsin.  COLD STEEL DID THE WORK   %'  Belief of Kumassi.      '  Fumsu, July 23.���The - Kumassi  relief column has just arrived from  Kumassi, which it left on July 17th,  bringing the old garrison���about  20 fairly fit men, 70 broken down  invalids   and    some    women   and  children in a pitiful condition.  The success of colonel Wilcocks  was due to his choice of a route not  suspected by the Ashantis, who  had concentrated in thousands  along the eastern route, but in  much smaller numbers along the  western route via Picci, which colonel Wilcocks adopted. Even as it  was, the Ashantis wero active, and  the roads knee deep in mud. Colonel Wilcocks took a couple of villages by bayonet charges.  Beyond Kwanda he found the  tribesmen in a strong position behind stockades. It was a large  war camp, with the chief commander of the Ashanti army���estimated at 4000 men. After a heavy  fire on both sides: for nearly an  hour, colonel Wilcocks ordered a  bayonet charge, aud the troops  rushed the thick bush, cheering,  vigorously. The Ashantis did not  wait for the bayonet, but fled in  confusion.  The casualties of colonel Wilcocks  were two officers wounded, two natives killed and seventeen wounded.  On finding Kumassi in such a terrible condition, colonel Wilcocks,  after cutting brush and burning  the bodies, placed the whole force  upon half rations, an arrangement  cheerfully borne. No opposition  was met on the return journey.  Justice to the Loyalists.  London, July 24.���A blue book  has been issued containing the  official correspondence with reference to the treatment of rebels in  South Africa. It contains an interesting note by sir Alfred Milner,  British   high   commissioner,   esti  mating the number of colonists who  joined the Boers at 15,000. Mr.  Chamberlain, secretary of state for  the colonies, lays down the rule  that there should be' no vindictive-  ness in the treatment of rebels, but  that justice to the ��� loyalists is an  obligation of duty and honor.  ��� Big Fire in St, Paul.  ��� St. Paul, Minnesota, July 23.���r  ��� Fire destroyed the St. Paul Storage  and Warehouse . Company's large  warehouse on Eagle street today 1  C. B.' Thurston & Son were the  owners. The loss aggregates $747,-  000; insurance $550,000.  DEBATE ON QUEEN'S SPEECH  Cassiar Members .Seated, _ . , _  Victoria, July 23*'(SpecialtoThe  Tribune.)���A two^'hour' debate dis-.  posed of the* queen's speech this  afternoon. Reply moved by Tatlow,  Vancouver, seconded' by Hayward,  Esquimalt. Referring to Jthe new  governor, Tatlow raised -the question of an appointment-from without the province, but,' passing over  that, declared .-that the selection  was the most fitting' that could be  made. The only opposition speech  was that of Martin, the leader," who  claimed regarding ithe ���', commission  to ��� be appointed 'to, * investigate  the mining , laws /-that' \-,the.  eight'hour law* shouTcT'be entirely  exempt from such inquiries. A  short speech,, in,- which premier  Dunsmuir stated that he had' been  led to undertake the formation of a  government solely with a view to  re-establish public confidence, closed  the debate. -    '       '       * -   ' t  Bills.regarding the incorporation  of Phoenix,.the. Sandon fire, relief  fund,, the power arid light, companies for Kamloops and Atlin-arid  several Coast railways .were introduced. A Liquor, License sAct is,  .being,also.broughtdown.;���-__ ���-*' " *  Clifford and ..Stables. for. Cassiar  both,tookitheIoaths,and;their, seats  .-this afternoon,' judge.Drake"haying  refusedjtheapplicfttion.statirig.that  captain*Irvirigvshoulcl'i proceed, not  _.-. ���_*! .  _..._ jjy  by ���. way J ofr.injunction,, * -but  petition'under the Election-Act.  ' Panama,  in Danger.   .  New, York, July,23.���According'  to a dispatch, to the Herald from  Panama the chief .officers of the  revolutionary- forces addressed a  letter under date of July, 14 to the  American consul here' and through  him to all the members of the consular corps, stating that they  wished to prevent Panama from  being the scene of warlike operations which would be disastrous to  lives and property. The rebel  leaders requested the consuls to use  their good offices to effect an  arrangement with the government  by wliich the latter's forces should  meet in battle outside of the city.  On receipt of this letter the - consuls  met to discuss the matter. They  resolved to appoint a committee,  composed--of-^the--Amei*ican���Eng--  lish and French consuls, to confer  with the governor and this committee laid the matter before general Alban, who is now in  charge of the government here.  General Alban told the consuls that  the forces under his command in  this department would defend the  city threatened by the revolutionary forces and would fight outside  its limits. Part of his forces, he  said, were already in convenient  locations for meeting the enemy.  Bates Going Up.  Victoria, July 23.���The demand  for ships to carry troops, coal and'  provisions to the Orient has sent  rates up. The four-masted schooner  Rimac was chartered today by Balfour, Guthrie <fc Co., to load wheat  for the United Kingdom at 145  shillings, or the option of loading  salmon at ��4 7s. 6d. This is ten  shillings higher than any previous  offer of the season.  No Gold at Nome.  Victoria, July 25. ��� Dawson  papers received by the steamer  Amur are full of interviews with  men back from Nome who say there  is little or no gold there. The place  is overcrowded with mining machinery left on the beach and generally chaotic conditions reign. There  is much crime and an epidemic of  fever is feared.  Partial Bains in India.  London, July 23.���The viceroy of  India, Lord Curzon of Kedleston,  telegraphs to lord George Hamilton,  secretary of state for India, that  the monsoon continues favorable  this week except in Gujerat, Kat-  piawar, Baroda and Rajputna west.  WILL START MACADAMIZING  Session of Council.    '. "-"ii-Sji  The city council is losing,. no thne  in starting in, with the macadam^  izing  of   Baker  street.  ,-AVlast;  night's session it was resolvedkon  motion of aldermen* Morrisori^arid  Wilsonto proceed ? with;''the '���" worlc-  this ���. mornings beginning   at^the'l  eastern  boundary;' of Hall street j  and working west - continudiisl-y^E^asT  long as the available funds held out||  The block' between Josephine > aridj  Hall streets is the^ worst ^ori^Bak^erf  street in wet)weather jfor,^which L  reason it ,was selected^as -aVstarteriJ  The  board iof' public ..'works/subjp  mitted J'a.lengthy, report4deaUrigt  with a .variety "of- matterajpf^'in-l  terest. It was considered by clauses,^  the "   " -     - ��   ��� -~  each  That the ,water/riiains "belex-v;  tended from! the city limits WNelJ  son avenue if the" residents. of-;Fairp|  view' give' a bonus" of ��� $750,aridfaf  guarantee of SO^water takere^T^��*  estimated cost,;of- the, wqrk^waa*)  $2500. ' In (iiseus8mg .ttiis'|poirit|  mayor -Houston, remarked; tbatt$ofs  the $15,000>oted, Cthe;<councUf Ea$  .to raeet' an, indebtedness; offovefl  $8000/expended,by;hwtyear:rcbun|  cil and an\outlay of $9000 '*by>ithisf  year's council._* Any, further^'out^f  lay," therefore;' on- constructionvac-f  "count woukMiave to .be/met''out^of|  current ..revenue! '?'On- 'motio"n|fof|  aldermen Arthur and MorrispnftHej'  clause was laidoverfor a weekT3S|��f  , That the electric light/damfcbe,5  repaired* and . strengthene'd'/under^  the'direction of ;* the.- cityt^engineer^  This point; was 'discussed'iat^some|L  length,^, the*, mayqr^5and,��<*seyeral|f  aldermen *agreeirig'"that,thej3TOrk|  should be on a comr3reherisiveTscale|  to,-insure.; an;/abundarit^supply^qf^|  ���waiter inijbhejTdry \seasori.^FinallM|  -\\\\e_\ -r.x_Y^Tr___ir\ t9"_ir_______-_��� nrno    -.���_-.c*t'-���m----\_-_-k_r-\_-Yr��-%W  <<l  That'a six-foot sidewalk%e|laid?  on the soutli- side.^ofXSilica^streelrl  'fromtheMethbdist'ch'urch^lHgni  dryx- street be cleared^ of? sjumpsd  arid' rockss^?''Alder*Meri"r*Ir\'iri^anii:l  Morrison moved that"$500,be,'ap'0  propriated for, the\worki/ Carried.t  That the- rock'crusher be'set'rip^  ���in its permanent position "and 'bins';:  be erected to , hold, -broken/rockp|  Carried. ' ,       ,  *   - .--v-Jv'-^C'1?  /That tenders' be. called for^thel  excavation, of " earth���-'on^-Bakerj  street and the hauling and' placirigj  of the rock bed.     Objection: was^  taken to this on the ground' that;  the city could do the work to better;  advantage by day's labor" than ,by":  contract.   Mayor Houston pointed*  out   that   all    the   city's se'wersi'j  watermains and road    work -had?  been done cheaply and most * satis-*J  factorily   up   to   the   present .by  day's work in  view of which. he?  could not understand the point to  be gained in cutting up the work.'  If contracts were to be made, he.  "believed"   with   alderman  Arthur:-  that the city should   supply'' the  rock   and   let   all   the   remaining:  work.   A call of hands was asked1  to indicate whether the council was  in favor of day's labor or contract.  All   the   members   save alderman  Arthur voted for day's labor which  settled the clause.  That incandescent street lights  be placed at the following corners:,  Lake   and   Josephine,   Park    and |  Water, Cedar and   Lake, Stanley  and Gore, and Hendryx and Silica. ;  Carried.  That Park street from Vernon to  the general hospital be repaired.  Carried.  The entire report as amended  was. adopted.  W. E. Wasson, returning officer  for the voting on the money bylaws, presented his formal report as  to the passage of by-laws 08, 69, 70,  71 and 72. The by-laws was then.  reconsidered and finally passed, the,  signature of the mayor and city  clerk, with the seal of the corporation were affixed to each.  An application for a 150-foot extension of the sewer on Kootenay  street was complied with.  On motion of Aldermen Irvine  and Morrison, the city engineer was  instructed to call for tenders for  the curbing required to complete  Baker street.  On motion of Aldermen Irvine '  and Morrison, mayor Houston was  granted leave of absence to attend  the present session of the legislature and Alderman Irvine was appointed acting mayor during the,  absence of the mayor.  The members present atthemeet-  ing were mayor Houston, Aldermen  Arthur, Wilson, Morrison and  Irvine, _..,r^\  x'  m^^i^^^  "W "'*  _&*��&& THE TRIBUNE: NELSON B. C TUESDAY JULY 24 T900  HUDSON'S BAY  COMPANY.  INCORPORATED 1670.  Carpets  fi  B  lltons  ^minsters  ���tissels  Tapestries  Take /our' choice, select your  pattern,' show us the floor, you  more worry,  ind quality always sat-  We sew  and   la/ .all  ee of charge.  have no  Prkes  isfactor-,  carpets  W-.    "  h/^Wec  I-; of opaqi  ||ifor any  " glad to  sizes.  If.'     -  I'&'y-*  rry a good assortment  -s and, can  fill  orders  ze blinds and  will be  quote prices for special  H".v  _%>^_.  'ffil t fErttmne*  ifyiTHEgi  at powers of the world  yZ.ttre "maki ;g war on China for the  C^piirpose 'nf   relieving the   foreign  'it-���minister'- in'Pekin,.and- to assure  ^'Iprbtectio    for all foreigners, mis-  ''���.Tsioriaries -.nd traders, and incident-  Y ally/to o" tain compensation for the  '*,-' damage : ! ready done.   The United  'fe States   li s   promised  to " mediate  <_''between I 'hina and the powers, but  {^Cliina mi-at first'relieve the foreign  " j- ministers, and assure protection for  '/ell   forei /ners,    missionaries   and  "_ traders, :< id neither is the' United  ---States'   < laim   for  damages aban-  ',   doned.*   ^ow, who is going to medi-  -' ate botW'-JU the United States and  "China?  The ci y council has lost no time  fV"in_carryiT"g*"oxit-the-wishes-of-the  ratepaye i *��, as shown so decisively  L   in the rer *nt voting on the money  "���bylaws.   The work of macadamiz-  , ing Bak .  street begins   at once,  and, despite the frothings of disgruntled i loliticians and incoherent  '��� journalist *, Nelson will soon have  her main business street in proper  ��� condition        Those     who    prefer  sloughs in spring and fall can still  be accomodated by taking trips to  the mareliy land outside the city,  so now e* 3ryone should be satisfied.  . Nelso:: is the third city in the  province m commercial importance,  based on i eturns from the customs.  For the yar ending June 30th, 1900,  .   the. oust*, i us collections at Victoria  ^totalled   31,207,860.52; Vancouver,  J$9lii611.' 7 ; : Nelson,    $188,198.66;  ||||llossland ��:$164,855;11-; ^New- ���' West-.  telnnrister,;-''  $18^506.73;;���;";Nanaimo,���  ||ffp6jl68;78v; and Kaslo,'$29,400.50.  |||S;;|3 Hospital :��� Ships, for; China.  f�� ��� London, July 23.���Iri the house  ;;^��comrii<<iis today the secretary of  state for I ndia announced that the  mataraj.'li of Gwalior had offered  the govcinment a fully equipped  hospital ������'hip, upon which it was  proposed to spend twenty lakhs of  rupees, f<ir service;,in ,China as a  mark of- '��������� eep loyalty to the queen.  : The offer-��� was accepted. Lord  Hamilton also testified to the  goverrimi tit's great appreciation of  the genfosity of those who are  pending the Maine to China.  GOLD   ON  PERRY   CEEEK. .  ' Fort Steele Prospector.  ' There are plenty of gold quartz  ledges on Perry creek. The ledges  are all free-milling gold quartz.  One of the most promising properties on the creek is the Badger and:  Red Mountain, owned by John  Sherwood. The Shakespeare, New  York Jewelry Shop, arid London  Treasury Box have also a great  showing of mineral. The ledges  are true fissures and run in a  straight line for over eleven miles:  It is the opinion ot practical mining  men that Perry creek will make a  great free gold camp.  It was during the year 1895 that  the first quartz location was made  by John Sherwood, and the following year a large number of locations were made.  On the Badger and Red mountain  Mr. Sherwood has performed a large  amount of development work, aud  has shown by his work the faith he  has in Perry creek. The' surface  deposits being composed chiefly of  decomposed rock and carbonates,  the mineral-bearing quartz being a  very soft formation as far as uncovered. The formation seems to  be granite and augite. The trend  of the main lead has a bearing of  about twenty degrees east of north,  and seems to cross the creek about  two miles above the old shaft.  Mr. Sherwood has run over 300  feet of tunnels and drifts on these  claims. The ledges have an average  width of from five to six feet,  gradually spreading out as depth is  obtained. Assay returns show  values from $20 to $180 in gold. Mr.  Sherwood has this year opened the  main ledge on the surface for a distance of 500 "feet, sank four shafts,  and the ledge has an average width  of eight feet:*" Work will.be continued through the winter. Cabins'  and buildings for the men will be  erected, and a quartz mill will be  placed on the property before the  snow comes.  This * claim is situated on Perry  creek, and has* several large leads  that run through the property. It  is a free gold proposition. During  the past month a force of men have  been employed doing' the annual  assessment work; and it is reported  that in sinking fifteen feet the gold  values in the ore more than  doubled.  The outlook for placer mining-on  Perry creek .during the present  year is exceptionally- bright. The  Perry Creek Placer Mining Company will work a number of  men, and arrangements are being  made to put in a "modern hydraulic  plant. A number of men left Fort  Steele on Wednesday to .work the  company's .property, which is situated near the falls.  We learn that many OAvners of  quartz claims will push the development of their property during-the  present yeaV, and some will continue  work during the winter. ��� This district will surely become a great  producer in quartz mining as >well  as a placer camp.  eigners have been massacred. I am  quite certain that the cable received by your government is genuine and was written by minister  Conger. I have several reasons for  believing so; but I cannot give my  reasons for my government would  not like to have me talk too much."  i _P_i *��_"___��_"SL'&��� ___���___"��_ g,ci"sr,fl��."g,g.'|g.,!��,g.'g"g^'S,g^'fc'g.,<.,^*i!; ���**����'a*a--��a'^'-a,a,^,^'>'>'->i-s*>^^'?!''-a>'^'^*>->i''>,a'>>-.  Kumassi Beached Just in Time.  London, July 23.���Advices just  received here say that colonel  Wilcocks, the commander of the  relief column in Ashanti, described  his entrance into Kumassi, July 15,  as presenting a scene of horror and  desolation, burned houses and putrid  bodies being visible on all sides. He  adds that the native soldiers' were  too weak to stand and that the  British officers thanked God for the  relief as a few days more, they  declared, would have seen the end.  Colonel Wilcocks left the garrison  well supplied with food and ammunition.        League Caracs.  "' New York 1, Pittsburg, 1 (two  innings���rain).  Chicago 5, Cleveland 0.  Philadelphia 4, Cincinnati 4  (called���darkness). "  Boston 5 St. Louis 4  Needed as  Transports..  Victoria^ July 22.���The troubles  in China and the consequent transport of troops, and Japanese troops  in particular, have had the ��� effect  of demoralizing the Nippon Yusen  Gaisha steamship line between  Hong Kong, Shang-Hai, Kobe, Yokohama and Victoria and Seattle.  The steamer Riojun Maru, which  -sailedfrom Victoria yesterdayfis the  only vessel they have now in the  business. TJie Tosa Maru, which  was reported being measured in  Yokohama a short time ago, has  been taken to transport a quota of  Japan's army, and the Kinshiu  Maru has also been taken by - the  government to carry troops.  No steamer of this line is expected to arrive from the  Orient until the just departed  Riojun Maru returns in September  if, indeed, she is not. taken to  carry the little brown fighting men  from Hiroshima to Taku.  Newfoundland News,  St. John, Newfoundland, July 23.  ���The leaders of the Belle Isle  strike were released today on their  own recognizances, but the strike  situation is unchanged. William  Warwick, ��� seaman, who deserted  from an English vessel was found  yesterday on an islet, off the south  coast where he had been for 20  days without food and a little  drinking water. When rescued he  was barely alive, and it will be  necessary to amputate both feet.  Believes Conger's Message.  Detroit, July 23.���^Baron   Paul  Merlung, consul general at Pekin  and an intimate friend of the late  German minister baron von Ketteler, passed through Detroit today  en route from New York, whence  he will sail on1    Wednesday    for  home.   Just before leaving Pekin  he   had a long conversation with  minister Conger, who, he said, is  very sure that the rising would not  amount to much.    "I cannot believe," he added, "that all the for-.  THE   GUNNER   IN   LUCK.  Fort Steolo Prospector.  John G. Devlin, representing  Nelson parties, was in town on  Wednesday and Thursday. He  just came down from the St. Mary's  country where he located four  claims, the lone, Clansman, Watsou  and Kelvin. The locations were  made on Pyramid creek. On the  lone he found between four and five  feet of high grade copper ore, and  further down and underneath this  'opening the ore is of the same  grade. In' speaking of the St.  Mary's country Mr. Devlin said:  That in all of his experience in the  new sections of the Province, covering a period of 15 years, he has  never seen such, surface- showings".  In its early stages West Kootenay  could never boast of such showings..  Mr: Devlin says there will undoubtedly be big mines opened up in that  section before long. He left for  Nelson on Thursday afternoon and  will return in a few days with four  or five experienced miners to develop the recently located claims.  Tree Planting by Cannon.  In the grounds of the duke of  Athol near Blair Castle in ��� Perthshire, Scotland, stands a very high  rocky crag, named Craigiebarns'. It  looked grim and bare in the. midst'  of beauty, and its owner thought  how much prettier it would look if  only trees, shrubs, etc., could be  planted in its nooks and crannies.  It was considered impossible" for  any one to scale its steep and  dangerous acclivities, and no other  way was thought of to get seed  sown. One day Alexander Nasmyth,  brother of the celebrated engineer,  paid a visit to the duke's grounds.  He was, shown the crag and also  informed of, the desire of the duke  regarding it. After some thought  he conceived how it could be accomplished.  . In passing the castle he noticed  two old cannon, which by consent  of the duke were called into requisition. Nasmyth next procured a  few small tin canisters, made to fit  the bore of the cannon ; these "were  filled with a variety of tree, shrub  and grass seeds.  "^Tlie^cahnbn wa"s~loaded-iin��� the"  usual'manner and fired at the rock  from all sides; the little canister  on striking the rock burst, scattering the seeds in all directions.  Many seeds were lost, but many  more fell into the ledges or cracks  where there was a little moss or  earth. These soon showed signs of  life, and in a few years graceful  trees and pretty climbing plants,  all sown by gunpowder, were growing and flourishing in nearly every  recess of the formerly bare gray  crag, clothing it with verdant  beauty.  i&D   CO  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  to  a-  i:'  i-  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.  xti  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  iti  to  W  ���    t_y I  --viiit ���^���^���^���^���a-.^^*s-1'?-��^^*^,^,->-a,-S'^,S',-ai['iia,^,-a'-a,-ai ^'^'Hf'^f'0'i^''0-0-0''0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0,0.0,0.0,0.0.0.0.t**g_. \  ���&^__i&&^^:2^^^^&&^!9?9<9iZ2?2iv&f9'9&i__i?9 srsp^-^^^^sr^^^sr^tp^s^^^^sr^^sr^spac xi  Alex Stewart  Room 3, Turner & Boech Block.  NELSON.  Mines  Real Estate  Insurance  Loans  FOR   SALE   CHEAP.  81600 will buy choicest residence corner in city,  for two dav s only, 50 by '20 feot.  $225, $25 cash rest on time, will buy lot in block  79. '  ' S150, $50 cash rest on timo", will buy choice lot  in Bogustown, on car line...  MOL.L-Y GIBSON SHARES  Five-roonicd house to rent on Hendryx street,  (12.50 per month.  Wholesale  Houses  NELSON  B.C.  CRATED AND MINERAL WATERS.  THORPE! & CO., LIMITED���Corner Vernon  and Cedar stroets, Nelson, manufacturers  of and wholesale dealers in eerated waters and  fruit syrups. Sole agents for Halcyon Springs  mineral water.   Telephone 60.  ASSAYERS'   SUPPLIES.  W, F. TEETZEL & CO.-Corner Baker and  ��� Josephine streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers in assayers supplies. Agents for Denver  Fire Clay Co. of Denver, Colorado.  CIGARS.  KOOTENAY CIGAR MANUFACTURING  CO.-Corner Baker and Hall streets," Nel  son, manufacturers of "Royal Seal" and "Koote  nay Belle" brands of cigars.   COMMISSION MERCHANTS.  ���p* J. EVANS & CO.���Baker street, Nelson'  ���*���*��� wholesale dealers in liquors, cigars,  cement, Are brick and fire olay, water pipe and  steel rails, and general commission merchants.  Wanted-  sliares.  -Athabasca, Tamarac and Noble Five  Alex Stewart  Room 3, Turner-Boeekh Block.  MONEY TO LOAN  ON  AT  ALL ��� TIMES .  JMPROVED    PROPERTY.  STRAIGHT LOANS  At 8 per cent, interest payable semi-annually.  INSTALLMENT PLAN LO^NS  To pay off a loan of 31000 with  interest and principal, for a ,  -  period of Ave years $20.90 per month  Fevon years 1(5 75    "      "  Ten yoars ' 12 ��0    "  Fifteen yours    10 35."      ���' *  H. R. CAMERON  Baker Street, Nelson. Agent ond Appraiser.  ELECTRICAL   SUPPLIES.  KOOTENAY ELECTRIC SUPPLY Sc CONSTRUCTION COMPAN Y���Wholesale dealers in telephones, annunciators, bells, batteries,  fixtures, etc., Houston block. Nelson. ���  FLOUR AND FEED.  BRACKMAN - KER ��� MILLING COMPANY  ���Cereals, Flour, Grain, Hay. Straight or  mixed cars shipped to all Kootenay Points.  Grain elevators at all principal points on Calgary-  Edmonton R. R. Mills at Victoria, New West-  minster. ond Edmonton. Alberta.'.. .    -   -  TAYLOR 'FEED & PRODUCE CO.-Bakor  street. Nelson (George F. Motion's old  stand). Flour, Feed, Grain, Hay and Produce.  Car lots a specialty.' Correspondence solicited.  Phone 20. .    .       ���-.  FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  BURNS_ & 'CO.���Baker'street, -Nelson,  P.  .wholesale dealers in fresh and cured meats,  ColdstoraRe. ,  ,    GROCERIES.      ,  A MACDONALD -&' CO.���Oorner Front and  �� Hall streots, .wholesale - grocers and  jobbers in blankets, gloves, mitts, boots, rubbers,  maokinaws,and miners'sundries. ,   KOOTENAY SUPPLY   COMPANY,^LIMITED��� Vemon   street, Nelson,   wholesale,  grocers.    -     . -      ,,     .' '   '��� *    *  *  roHN CHOLDITCH& CO.-  '   son, wholesale grocers.  -Front street,' Nel-  PR. STEWART & CO.���Warehouses on C. P. *  ���   R. "track, foot of Stanley streot.  Nelson,  wholesale dealers in .provisions,;produce- and  fruits.   Cold storage. .Agents Armour & Co.'si  bacon, hams, lard and other products.      " ' *   ,  JY. GRIFFIN & CO.-Front street, Nelson,  ���   wholesale   dealers   in  provisions,   cured *  meats.1 butter and eggs.       .  ,-       ���   ���<-.  HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.'  H BYERS & CO.-Corner Baker and Josephine  ���   streets, Nolson, wholesale dealers in hard-  Kelson 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 Ifall arid Front Streets  Factory Hall Street Crossing G. P. R. Track  Mills Hall Street Wharf  ih  Kootenay Steam Laundry  BLOMBERC & SWEDBEfy;  PROPRIETORS  i' ~   The only steam laundry in Nelson employing union labor  ware and mining supplies.  Powder Co.  Agents for -Giant  REAL ESTATE AND  INSURANCE AGENTS  Agents  for J. & J. TAYLOR SAFES  Cameras  Eogustown)   Fairview   Addition.  Mining stocks  BOUGHT AND.SOLD    ,  Referendum Treasury Stock  Richelieu, 1000  FOR SALE.  Six-room house, Hurao Addition, $850.  ���V complete set of tinner's tools.  A xoou Bhack.  CALL ON  H. A. Prosser  BROKER, WARD STREET  J.-'E-. ANNABLE  GENERAL BROKER  AND AMATEUR  PHOTOGRAPHERS'  SUPPLIES OF  ALL KINDS.  canm ma  BOOK 00.  NELSON, B. C.  To  Mine  Managers  and Ore  Shippers.  XV. Pellew Harvey, F. C. S., assayer in charge  of the provincial government a&say oflicc, will  act as shippors' representative at any Coast  smelter, to receive, weigh, sample and check  pulps and to generally look after the interests of  tho miners. Terms mado on the basis of tonnage  handled. Apply for particulars to him at  Vancouver, B. C.  Three dwelling houses for sale on easy tennfl.  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  MONEYTO L.QAN  AT 7 PER CENT  ON BUSINESS PROPERTY  Apply G. L. LENNOX. Solicitor, Nelson B. O  Notice to Union Men.  The grievance committee of  the Trades and 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.  LAWRENCE ^HARDWARE COMPANY-  Baker St.,-Nelson, wholesale dealers in  hardware and mining supplies, and water-and  plumbers' supplies. ���  LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.   '  rpUENER, BEETON St CO.-Corner Vernon  -������ and Josephine streets, .Nelson, wholesale  dealers in liquors, oigars and dry goods. Agents  for -Pabst-Browing Co. of- Milwaukee and Cal-  gary Brewing Co. of Calgary.   POWDER, CAPS AND FUSE.  H'AMILTON-POWDER- COMPANY-Baker"  J  street. Nelson, manufacturers 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 Hall 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,   LIMITED���Corner Front and Hall streets,'Nelson, wholesale dealers tn wines (case and bulk,  and domestic and imported cigars.  Charles St. Barbe  Stock and Share Broker  General Agent  E. P. Whalley, J. P.  NOTARY PUBLIC  Office with C. W. West & Co., corner Hall and  Baker streets..  ' City office of the Nelson Sodawater Factory.  A. LARSON, Manager  J. M. LUDWIG  THE ATHABASCA GOLD MINE, LIMITED  (In Liquidation*.) .  SHARE   CAPITAL   ��200,000.  Manufacturers of   and  dealers in Harness, Pack  and Stock Saddles. Apara-.  joes, Collars, Bridles and  ���Whips. '    -  Nelson Harness Shop  Hall Street, Nelson.  O.W. West & Co.  " COALIT^WOOD!-"���=-J~  Hard Ceal        flJQ OK | Crow's Nest  Anthracite     , wOiDO | coal  DBIiiyBBSID  AGENTS'IMPERIAL.OIL COMPANY, Ltd.  No order can bo accepted unless accompanied  by cash.  Office:   Corner nf Hall  and Baker Streets.  $6.15  TELEPHONE 33.  Lethbridge Gait Goal  The best value for the money in tho markob  for all purposes.  terms cash     W. P. Tikbnbt. General Agent  Teleohone 147.    Office with C. D. J. Christie.  .A-   JBTsrSTJB-^LjST  Contracting Painters, Decorators, Paperhangers.  Full line of wall paper, mouldings, eto,  Kalao-  ; mining and Tinting.  Strictly first-class work.  Estimates furnished.  Residence Mill Street,  vriTT CHM   R   T  OppositeSohoolHouse  WHLiOUn, D. \j.  A. R. BARROW, A.M.I.C.E.  PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  Corner Victoria and Kootenay- Streets.  P. O. Box 559.'* TELEPHONE NO. 95  DR. ALEX FORIN  Office: Houston Block.  ARCHITECTS.  "TflWART  &  CARRIE���Architects.    Rooms 7  -LJ  and 8 Aberdeen block, Baker Btreet, Nelson.  &  FRATERNAL  NELSON LODO:  Meets second Wl   Sojourning brethren  SOCIETIES.  no. 23, a.f-&a;m,  esday in each month.  Invited, v  ENIGHTS OF PYTHIAS��� Nelson Lodge. No,  25. Kniirtits of Pythias, meets in I. O. O.F.  3aker~and Kootenay streets, every.,  at 8 o'clock.  Visiting Knights  "   , R. G.Joy. K. of R.  25, Knl  Hall, oorner  Tuesday eve:  cordially invited to attend.  & 8.   Leonard Scott, C. C.  ENGINEERS.  j /-JHARLES PARKER���Mining and milling en-  ���' V  ginoer.   West Baker street, Nelson. r  NELSON L. O. L., No. 1692, meets in I. O. O. F.  Hall, corner Baker and Kootenay streets,  ... and 3rd Friday of each month. Visiting  brethern cordially invited. R. Robinson, W. M.  W. Crawford. Recording-Secretary.  NELSON -ffllRIE, Number 22, Fraternal Order  of Eagles, meets every second and fourth  Wednesday ineach month in Fraternity Hall.  Visiting brethren welcome. W. Gosnell, PreBi'  dent.  Charles Prosser, Secretary.   .',,..  NOTICE.'0f   ��� ,;.'  The co-partnership heretofore existing between  Charles 8. Rashdall and A. E. Fauquier, doing  business as mining brokers at New Denver, British Columbia, under the Arm name of Rashdall  & Fauquier, is dissolved.   Tho business will be  continued by the undersigned.    CHARLES a RASHDALL.  New Denver, July Htb. 1900.  To the Canadian Shareholders :  Special resolutions for liquidation and reconstruction were passed at an Extraordinary General Meeting, held on tho 18th of May last, and  confirmed at a further meeting on the Sth Juno  last, and in conformity therewith, a new company has been registered undor t,ho name of The  Athabasca Gold Mine, Limited, having a capital'  of ��100,000 in ordinary shnreR of ��1 oach.  I give notico that the agreement for the transfer of the assets of tho old company to the now  company, which wns 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 tho old company are  entitled to claim as of right, an allotment of ono  share in the now company, with 17r. per sharo  credited as having been paid up thereon, for  every t.wo shares hold by them or ro which they  were entitled in tho old company, providing they  agree to pay up the balance of 3s. per: sharo on  each of such new shares.  ' Shareholders registered on the books of tho old  company have received blanks or forms ��� on  which to make application for tho shares to  which they aro entitled to apply for, and which .  must be recoived hero and be in -iny hands, together with tho Is. per sharo payable on applica-  -tionnot" later th'ari"-18th-Augustrl900.���Sharctiold-���  ers who do not make application by thisdate will  loso all their interest in the company. Holders  ot dollar shares of tho Athabasca Gold Mining'  Company, Limited Liability, who have not converted their script into ��1 sterling shares of the  Athabasca Gold Mine, Limited, which is now in  liquidation, are advised to send these promptly  to thisomcefor conversion, thattheymay receive  the necessary blanks in time to comply with tho  above notice and so rotain their interest in the  property. E.'NELSON FELL, Manager.  TRADES   UNIONS.  ���KTELSON MINERS' UNION NO. 96, W. F. of ���  ** M.���Meets in minors' union rooms, northeast corner Victoria and Kootenay streets, every  Saturday evening at 8 o'olook. Visiting members welcome. M. R. Mowatt. President. .Tames  Wilkes, Secretary. Union Scams ok Wages  fob Nelson District���Por shift, machine  men, $3,60: haminersmon minors. $3.25; muckers,  carmen, shovelors nnd othor underground labor-  ors, $3.00.        ���-'  TRADES AND LABOR COUNCIL.-Tho regular meetings of the Nelson Trades and Labor  Council will he held in the miners' union hall,  corner of Vlotorla and Kootenay streets, on the-  first and third Thursday; of each month, at  7.30 p.m. G. J. Thorpe, Prosldont. J. H. Matheson, Seoretary.' --������������..  *ner Victoria and          son. President.   James Colling, Secretary.  Kootenay streets.   R. Robin-  illln    ~  BARBERS' UNION.-Nelson Un'on, No. 196, of  :. the International Journeymen- Barber's Un-t  ion of America, meets every first and' third Monday of each month in Miner's Union Hall, corner  of Victoria and Kootenay streets, at 8:30 p.m,  sharp.- Visitini  attend. : J. H. _,  ville, Seoretary'  brothers cordially invited to>  tatheson, President.   W. S. Bel-  ���DRICKLAYERS AND MASONS* UNION.  ���"The Bricklayers and Masons' International  , Union No. 3 of Nelson meetssecond 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  Fraternity Hall, Oddfellow's block, corner of Raker and Kootenay streets, every Monday evening  at 8 p.m. sharp. Visiting members of the American Federation cordially invited to attend. A. W.  McFee, President Percy Shackelton, Secretary.  ELSON 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, Presi-  dent; 'Will J. Hatch. Secretary.    THE    NELSON   PLUMBERS,    GAS   AND  STEAM FITTERS UNION meets every sec  ond and fourth Friday at the Miners' Union hall  at 8 p.m.   B. Weeks, Seoretary pro tern.  A  4  4  )\  n  M  :,-4-l  '**f��.iU  ^^^n^^^lWmPt^t^^^Strt-^. ff.Wg^*��rtWiiwjHrJ<<y��w-wimw��^^  ___m_________t__  THE TRTBUKE: NELSON'B.C., TUESDAY; JULY U, 1900  ���__n  .'   m  Wj.  I ��� Wj  -.���CS��^S*^Sts  mt  ^��^5*>  v ��^��^��py��'Csigy C3r��*S* *3f�� ^s ���"  gtisg&gg**  m^mm  7 *__Z_7*____s *____?*��  i*J&*2a*ju*  _t.f___9��^_t-/*__j9^__f*^__f��  7.^S*__Z_79_i  \��3&:-_\^:^'<  7 *^__7* ^__7 *^__? �����__* �����_? *��.  7 ��� __\\? ���____?* 23 �����  Ir Hi  MPTORYSALE  IS  irOTJ-IR,  O^^OETTTDSTITir  White and Coked  Wj  Wj  Wj-  vtca.  Hot Weather Clothing is what you want.   We have it  Flannel Suits    Crash Suits    Khaki Suits    Silk, Linen, Alpaea Serge Coats and Tests  50 White Duek Suits-Just in Today   Bed-Hot Snaps in Men's Slippers and Low Oxford Tie Shoes  ���w,  Wj'  W.  Wi  Wj  Wj  Wj ���  Wj~  ���  "W  Summer Underwear |  ALL  AT   OTXT-ZR-A-TIE   PEICES  A"  ,._7&!  ,"V��*"/"  Xfij ~m \  THE   WALLACE - MILLER   CO.,   Limited  ��� __���        r     ' is'j*  ���j WW  w?&*_  I  X"Sd* 7^ tSt*5ftis*Sa��___  v*____**___\7* ��.  sm%  BANK OF MONTREAL  CAPITAL, all paid up....$12,000,000.00  REST    7.000,000.00  UNDIVIDED PROFITS       427,180.80  Lord Strafhcona and Mount Eoynl ...President  Hon. George A. Drummond Vice-President  _.. S. Clouston Goneral Managor  NELSON BRANCH  Corner Baker and Kootenay Streets.  A. H. BUCHANAN, Manager.  Branches in London (England) Nkw York,  Chicago, and all tho principal cities in Canada.  Buy and sell Sterling Exchange" and Cable  ' Transfers.  Grant  Commercial   and  Travelers'  Credits,  available in any part of the world.  Drafts Issued, Collections Mado, Eto.  THE BANK OF  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  NELSON  Saving's Bank Branch  CURRENT RATE OK INTEREST PAID.  MAD CHARGE  OF LIGHT HOESE.  G.'W. Steevens, the correspondent  ' of the London Daily Mail at the  siege of Ladysmith, some of whose  belated dispatches '���_ are ' still" being  published, though he is dead, wrote  the following graphic account of a,  mad$harge of the Imperial Light  " * Horse:  "This force���about 500 mounted  . infantry, divided into six squadrons,  of which" one1 xva_- at "Estcoui't���  was mainly composed of Uitlanders  from the Rand. The men enlisted  mainly with a view to vengeance on  the Boers, and the regiment had already made itself as famous for  physical fitness and courage -iu the  iield as for self-sufficiency, and laxity out of it.  "They were a curious regiment.  , They appeared to consider that it  rested with themselves0 when tliey  rose in the -morning, and remonstrated loudly with the non-commissioned officers when, as rarely,  befell, they were ordered on fatigue.  *.  They grumbled about everything,'  ��� especially their food, being acus-  ���fcomed   to eat twenty-four hours'  ��� rations at a meal.  "They considered that no im-  ' perial officers knew anything. No  imperial troops could do anything.  ----They-considered���that^they-alone-  won Elandslaagte; and alone averted  disaster at Lombard's Kop.  "As for talk���never was there  such a corps to talk. The false  rumors originated and circulated  from their camp alone would have  kept a dozen American newspapers.  "Withal, they   were an honest,  ._ sober, and well-behaved lot of men.  They were as conspicuously clean  in camp as they were consistently  brave in action. And when a few  regular officers and sergeants were  imported among them, their discipline improved, evory hour.  He describes how, just after  lunch on November -3rd, blowing  horse, pale face, dashed up a trooper  of .the Light Horse to tlieir camp.  "Come out, chaps," he yelled:  "Stretchers, ambulance, water-  carts. Here, put white bands on  your arms, some of you, and come  out.. The men are falling like  ���sheep. I don't suppose there's one  ..of C. Squadron left alive!"  "Another blasted imperial muddle," growled a sergeant.    '  In* a moment the whole lines  were astir. Men were winding,  their putties, i-u shin g at horses  with saddles, rushing for white  handkerchiefs, tearing .them to  strips, tying them around arms,  mounting and spurring away.  I spurred too, sick at the thought  of another disaster to be chronicled.  There were shells falling from Bulwana, a little way off the road.  I cantered over a large bit of  cavalry country���a wide basin of  young grass with soft blue hills enclosing it���to a point at the far  end. On the right,.film blue, fantastically; carved, shimmered .the  .goblin castles of the Drakensberg.  ' Is now prepared to issue Drafts and  Letters 'of Credit on Skaguay, U. S.,  Atlin, B. C, and Dawson City, N. W. T.  Below the nearer hill, evidently  guarding the right flank, was a  .battery unlimbered and two cavalry1  regiments. Under a couple of  humpy hills to the left were lines  of moving horses; our volunteers  oh top were evidently guarding the  left. In-front, at the point of the  plain, on that white kopje, must be  the Boer position and the disaster.  I dismounted, by the guns, and  my horse fed greedily on the fresh  green. . -I -looked .through my  glasses and could see nothing���and  suddenly I saw the prettiest sight  in the world. ,',   ,    ���".    "  Up out of a dip in front of the  Boer kopje came tearing two squadrons of-mounted-men. * Belly, to*  earth, helter ' - skelter, - hell-f or;  leather they galloped, heads for-'  ward tliey came thundering in.   *  On the instant the Boer lines���  that empty,' silent white hill-^-spar-  kled into a crackle of rifle fire, as if  the whole * earthy was dry^Avood  blazing. " In that same instant our  own guns spoke, and guns on the  hoarse._ report banged down the  line and. back and back again till*  the kopje wore a coronet of snowy  shrapnel. All in a moment, and  then the scurrying riders, out of  range, drew rein, shook themselves  into order out> of tumult, dismounted, lay down and-began to  fire.  An instant's peace and then another whirlwind of maniac riders  came storming up the slope. Again -  the hill shot up in blazing flashes,  again the, guns- spouted white  shrapnel over the hill.  Then the madmen drew rein and  steadied into.line.  -���It*-all���rose^ out-of-^ the���prodigal*  valor of the Imperial Light Horsemen. The had ��� lost their colonel,  Fifth Lahcersj at Elandslaagte, and ���  now General Brocklehurst, the new  cavalry brigadier, had incautiously  given their new civilian commanding officer a free hand.  "I've heard your men were very  fine fellows, major," said he, "do  what you like."  The major, a heart naif lion half  tender women',.but no soldier���surveyed his two squadrons, sixty  strong apiece, and cast his eye towards the Boer position.  "Boys," said he, "load your guns.  You see that kopje, that's the Boer  laager.     We're going to  take; it.-  Right squadron go on, lef t in support."     :     \  There were at least 800 Boers on  the hill, and the job ,'iwas too tough  even for. the I. L. H. > Half a squadron, jibbed ; only thirty men started,*  led by a mine manager from the  Rand over sixty years of age. They  posted up the hill through a hail of.  fire till they got within 700 yards.  There, crouched" under  ant   hills,'  they could neither   go on nor get  back.'- '��� ;"���'���'������:"'_ '.���;'���  They cheerfully proposed to stay  there till night,v and. '. then; get  away���if the Boers let them.  The general sent a galloper of the  Fifth Dragoon Guards to tell them  to retire at all costs. The plucky-  fellow made a desperate ride and  gave his message. A squadron of  the same regiment went forward  and dismounted to cover them. The  result was what I saw, but of the  thirty that went up only twelve  came down.  The rest of the first saw the regiment well ordered, well covered-^-  Imperial Bank of Canada  HEAD  OFFICE. TORONTO.  Capital Authorized  Capital Paid up  Rest  $2,500,000  $2,458,603  $1,700,000  D. B. Wilkie, General Manager,  E. Hay, Inspector.  Nelson Branch���Burns Block, 221 Baker Street  J. M. LAY. Manager.  the long open lines of lancers, the  pattering guns limbering, now back  at a disdainful walk, now trotting  to cover the next movement,like a  cup-winning football team all playing together, passing, tackling,  shooting.  It .was rapture to look at, like all  work well done, only now you must  be tired of hearing" of retirements.  At evening the guns caught the  Boers, pressing forward on an  exposed hill-top and dauched them  with' shrapnel again, but that also  you have heard much of.  "- The event of the day was the  splendid madness of the Thirty  Light Horsemen.  THE SULTANS CINCH.   The sultan of' Manitoba called to  his grand vizier one ,day and thus  spake: "I hear that all my vassals  are not satisfied with the recent  edict ordering that no one shall eat  more than two meals .within the 24  hours. See that steps are taken at  once to inform the people that we-  know what is good for them better  than they, do themselves, and  though we our royal self intend to  eat our usual six meals a day, it is  not well, that common . people  should consume.more than'.two:"  The grand vizier said .to his secretary: '���Summon the council  forthwith."     -     .   .  "But," said the secretary, "you  ordered most of the council to be  beheaded '' because, they criticized  .the edict ordering every person to  part his haft- in the middle."  ��� '.'Dog, did I ask you any questions? Do as I bid you and summon the council that our lord ' the  -sultan-^-may���have���his���policy��� approved."  The council met, the grand vizier  presiding. " Are we all here/'' cried  he; " then call the roll." The roll  call disclosed the august presence  of the grand vizier, and his ' secretary, with a guard from' the light  horse at the door, whose instructions'were that if any scribe discovered the meeting place he was  to* be arrested. The password was  " If we are discovered'we are lost."  "Draw up a resolution," commanded the grand vizier, " setting  forth;the* virtues of my lord the  sultan, and a justification of his  policyi stating that/when ifc is  thoroughly -.understood tiie people  will understand how anxious the  sultan is for their health and comfort, and that if they feel ill at ease  for lack of the accustomed third  meal they are to consult a physician  who .will prescribe emergency food  for them���at a charge to be fixed  by the physician." ~  '"Ifc, is done; master," said the  secretary.    :'l./y'���':���;.'      :0 '���-  "Then promulgate ifc in the  name of the council, whose numbers  and respectability will exact full  acquiesehce in the sultan's edict."  "And should any one suggest,  that it's a put up job���'.'  " They are to be bastinadoed and  condemned as'heretical."  And all the people received the  message with joy and thanksgiving,  having long waited to be told what  a good government they had.    "  One of the Owners.  The following story is told of an  old Highlander who traveled many  miles to see one of the famous British battleships.   He found it at the  dock and at once boarded it and began to inspect. This finished, he  asked to see the admiral. He was  told the admiral was engaged. He  replied, "Tell the.admiral I want to  see liim."  ���His desires' were about to be  gratified and the Highlander was  asked, "Who shall we tell the admiral desires to see him ?"       ^   ,  He "straightened himself > up and  drew alongbreath���"Tell him oneof  the owners is on board.'' ���  ���  MESSAGE    OP    THE    TEA   CUPS.  NewvYork Press.  It would be hard to find a Chinaman who does not belong to at least  one secret society.'*' Often he belongs to several "Hui," and is active  in them'all, whether he lives within"  or without the boundaries of the  Flowery Kingdom: . These societies  are of all sorts, but the most influential of them have at heart expulsion of the Tartar" dynasty, to  which the present,emperpr belongs,  and . placing a ���. Chinaman, in his  place. From the.Chinese viewpoint  ,the emperor is a foreigner, though  his family have ruled for 350 years.  Such a period is only a moment in  Chinese chronology.  To some extent a Hui or, secret  society can "protect its* members  from the mandarin- and thus give  to them benefits such as the Chang  clansmen enjoy. Often it-does this  by blackmail. It convinces the  mandarin thafc so long, as he .does as  the Hui wishes the Hui will be  with bim, otherwise ifc will be  against him; it will create disturbances and see that reports of  these disturbances-reach the proper  officials in Pekin.' If the ' Hui is  powerful, the mandarin is rather a  mannikin, to which strings attach,  that parties with conflicting pur-  . poses pull in opposite directions.  Here are some of the signs, tests  and signals by which members of  the "Tien-Ti-Ji," one-of the oldest;  and greatest numei'ically of these  organizations, recognize each other  call for help.  One call for assistance in a fight  -is-to-hold-outthe-right^hand-with-  the palm outward. At the same  time put the left hand on the breast,  the thumb and fore-finger bent and  the others shut. To stop members  from fighting keep the left hand in  the same position .and turn the  palm of the right hand inward.  To give the sign for Heaven hold  out the right hand with the thumb  and fore-finger .bent, the other  three fingers straight, and the corresponding three fingers of the left  hand on the chest. For Earth, hold  out the right hand, with the thumb,  first and second fingers straight,  the other fingers bent and the lef t  hand on the breast, with fingers  bent in the same -manner. This sign  may mean also, "the dragon's head  head and Phoenix tail. The three  signs together mean, "I am of the  Heaven and Earth society, i. e., a  Triad.  One test question is to ask "Have  you had your hand pricked?" , The  member's reply is "yes," and at the  same time he holds his left hand  with the thumb nail pressed against  the second fingers at the spot where  he received the initiation prick.  The fore-finger should be level with  the thumb and the other finger  bent. The nearer to the palm is  the prick the higher is the rank of  the member. If the prick is in his  palm the member is of the highest  rank. ..".';' '������^������"1   ������    ' ������> ���  As a precaution in troublous times  like the present a member going  out on the street rolls up his right  sleeve or his right trouser leg, or  holds his right hand over his head  with three fingers spread out. Ho  may also let a corner of his jacket  hang down inside from his" neck by  unbuttoning the top button.  COINAGE   OF   SILVER.  Western Mining World.  Notwithstanding the great victory of gold over the silver advocates, ifc may be surprising to some  to learn that the coinage of silver  dollars in the United States mints  still continues; in fact for the  month of March last it was-$4,100,-  000, the largest monthly record, for  many a year, says the Boston News  Bureau. In 1895 the-addition to  our supply of cart-wheel dollars  was unimportant. In 1806. coinage  was resumed at the rate of 1,500,-  000 as a minimum up to 2,750,000  per month, or some 18,500,000 for  the year. In 1897 the coinage  ranged from 0 to 1,800,000 monthly,  aggregating about 13,000,000. The  year following the output was  about the same. In 1899 there was  an increase to 16,000,000, while for1  the first'five months of the current  year to June 1st, the new coinage  amounts to over 12,000,000.' On  June 1st last the treasury department estimated the number of  standard silver . dollars in this  country at 487,500,000, compared to  423,000,000 on June 1st, 1895, a gain  of 65,000.000, witih all indications  that the 500,000,000 mark will soon  be attained.  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 $25  per suit. All other lines at  Jow rates.    None but Union  Oldest Newspaper in the World. -  The Pekin Gazette is the oldest  newspaper in the world. Its volumes"  have passed   tbe   three   thousand  mark, for it has been regularly issued since   1351 A.D. and is   the  great court authority.  It publishes  exclusive reports, for the first use  of which the great newspapers of  London and New York would wu*l--  ingly pay   fabulous sums.   'These  reports include a description of the]  conditions of the - .legations and of  everything that 'transpires^in^the3  various embassies, as well.as   the  enumeration' of   the    deeds   and  words of many other foreigners sojourning within the  walls of'the  Chinese capital.  A FULL LINE OF  ,Front Doors  Inside Doors  ,  .  . Screen Doors. -  Windows  Inside Finish  ' >     local and coast.   -  Flooring  local and 'coast). <\   *s '  Newel Posts  Stair Bail  Mouldings  Shingles  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  of all kinds.  IF WHAT YOU WANT 18 NOT IN STOCK '  WK WILL MAKE IT FOR TOC  CALL AMD GOT PRICES,  TBEMONT HOUSE  ''fAi  .Jfi  AMERICAN  AND  EUROPEAN  PUMiS  ^_jtil%  MEALS. ���Q^t-OtNMsli  ..__:      *      '' '.    ' ' S��$  ROOMS LIGHTED BY ELKCTRICITTf' ^ ''--^  AND HEATED BY STEAM,  _6 CENTS,TO 91  321 to ,331 Baker, Street, Nelson.  ^_. .Hi   i    *.-"=��  QUEEN'S HOIK  , .BAKER BTREET. NELSON.   _jJ��_b]i  .. 4-V ?;*-'!  Lighted, by Electricityand.<Heat^,,rj  ���     ed;with, Hot Air.. . ���rt^M  ���*������-'y,,'-" J '<"\',jTl.^i"-"-0M  Large oomforUMe -bedrooms and' fiMhdasaY?^'  dining-room. Sample rooms tor oommercUl mn.^ -r  -  ' RATES $2 PER DAY ?& -i-#|  labor employed.  E. Skinner  Neelauds' Building, Bakor Street  FRED J. SQUIRE, Manager.  J. A. Sayward  BALL AND LAKE STREETS, NELBON      '  Porto Rico Lumber Go.  (LIMITED)  CORNER OF  HENDRYX AND VERNON STREETS  IVJrs. E. C. Clarke,: Prop.  LATE OF THE ROYAL HOTEL, OALGABT  N|adden House  Baker and Ward '  Streets, Nelson  The only hotel In Nelson that has remained  under one management slnoe 1880.  The bed-rooms are weU furnished and lighted  by electricity. .   ,  The bar is always stocked by the best dom _-  tlo and Imported liquors and olgarB.  ' THOMAS MADDEN. Proprietor. ,  Arthur Gee  MERCHANT  TAILOR  Removed to Bakor Street, opposite tho Queen's  Co.  Kootenay   Coffee  NELSON, a 0.  Coffee roasters and dealers in Tea and Coffee.  Offer fresh roasted' coffee of best quality as  follows:  9   40  1 00  100  ��***��'~o   _f.__^,   u    lA'UIIUO.. ... .,,...........-_.     1   00  Our Special Blend. 6 pounds  1 00  Our Rio Roast, 6 pounds.... _. I 00  A tuial order solicited.   Salesroom _ doors east  of Oddfellows block. West Baker, streeb.  Java and Arabian Afacha, per pound   Java and Mocha I.'lend, 3 pounds.  Fine Santos, 4 pounds    Santos Blend, fi pounds.  mmrnTTnnnrnmniiiiiiimmiiiHiHTniTi  JUST   ARRIVED  A Car Load of  Allen's Apple Cider.  THORPE & CO.  mmiinmmiiimTTiTTHiitiTtirmiiiMi.iiiW  Rough and  Dressed    "  Lumber  Shingles  Mouldings  A-l White Pine Lumber Always in  Stocl(.  We carry a complete stock of  Coast Flooring, Ceiling, Inside Finish, Turned "Work, Sash and Doors.  Special order work will receive  prompt attention.  Porto Rico LumberCo. Ltd.  Contractors and Builders  WILL DO WELL TO  Buy Their lumber  C. 0. Buchanan's  ���e stock of flrst-clasa dry material on  hand, also a full line of sash, doors, mouldings,  turned work, eto.  Factory Work a Specialty  Yard i  Foot ot Hendryx street. Nelson  Telephone. 91    JoJ||1   Rae,   Ag81lt  SLOCAN JUNCTION HOTEL  * J.' H. McMANUS, Managor  ���  Bar stocked with best brands of wines, liquors,  and Cigars.   Beer on draught.   Largo coiufort-,  able rooms.   Firat-class table board.  RESTAURANT  OPEN DAY AND NIGHT  :*/���  --if  * 't_ i  * _t,t  Cor.' Baker and Hall Sts.  First'-class table  R.KlcRr\E, Prop.  *>l  EVERY   DAY  .AT   THE  Club Hotel  BIG   SCHOONER  Beer, or Half-and-half only  lOe  FRESH    ��� t f r��   COOL  The only good Boor in Nolson  E. J. CURRAN, Prop.  Corner Stanloy and Silica Streets.  R. REISTERER & CO.  BSKWXBfl AND BOTTIJEB8 OF  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE'  AND PORTER  Prompt and  delivery to  e trade  Brewery at Nelson  Nelson   Wine   Co.  CHOICE WINES AND LIQUORS  Special attention given to family trade  TeB0akherns��tr?c,     FRANK A. TAMBLYN  Nelson, B. C. manaojeb  H. D.  ASHCROFT  BLACKSMITHING  AND EXPERT  HORSESHOEING  Are  epalrli  vhoeh  aft promptly attended to by ���  Wagon re;        ...  b-olafla wheelwright.  Special attention given to all kinds of repair*  ��� and custom work from outside points.  HaU St., between Baker *nd �����-*���  St. JOSEPH'S SCHOOL  NEL80N. B.C.  A boarding and day school conducted by tha  Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace. It is situated ab  the cornor of Mill and Josephine streets in ono of  the best residential portions of Nelson, and is  easily accessible from all parts of the city.  .  Tbe course of study includes tho fundamental  and higher branohes of thorough Ens-list- **duca'  tion: Business course���bookkeeping, stenography and typewriting. Science course���music;  vocal and instrumental, drawing, etc. Plain art  and needlework, etc f  For terms and particulars apply to the Sister  Superior.  GOSTELLO'S EXPRESS  AND TRANSFER  phone 192,  W. __. COSTELLO, Manager.  *&l  -Hit s   "frill" l'-=^t4tf��i^^^3*��#*^-il  tmh^im Lf^lt_f^3m_WmWa tfHE TRIBUTE: NELSON, B. C.,'TUESDAY JULY 24 1900  .  A.&s&y&rs9 Suppliers  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 Sc Co.  Take  Victoria Block, Corner Baker and Josephine Streets.  NELSON, BRITISH COLUMBIA-  i  HATS! HATS!  We have just received a large consignment of Stetson hats in ali the latest shapes and styles, also hats from  some of the best English makers, includings Christy's celebrated u ard hats, which we are selling at prices to suit  ev-^rj be y.  Nelson  Clothing House  a___z __\___\___\___i___._t_\___i___i___i      'a'^'a,^,a,^'i,ii^':i'^'S'i  ^-5' ySP^^sP^^^^fJ ���_��'__��'0-9'9-9-0'0-0-0'0'/''^,  ESTABLISHED IN NELSON IN 1890.  DOVER, JEWELER  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'  t from me to compete in price and' quality with the east  ie west. Call and inspect our diamonds, pearls, sapphires  ibies. They have no equal in British Columbia. I want  oatronage.   All goods bought from us are guaranteed.  ffl  to  to  to  to  to  ffl  J/ GOB DOVER, The Jeweler f  Nelson, British Columbia.  Our, watchmaking and repairing department is strictly up to  date, 'and we are" prepared to repair every  rand all kinds of watches.  Settings of every description, made. Every . description1 of repairing done by competent  ^wor> .nen.   Mail orders receive prompt attention.   _  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  JacobDover, Jeweler  Baker  Street,   Nelson.  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  YOUR   LUNCH    BASKET  if  Is  -Summer  excursion  Our stocl  '      V DO  ��. most important item* when making arrangements for your  uting. We have special delicacies suitable for picnics and  , and invite you to examine pur extensive stock' in that line.  ts fresh and first-class in every respect.  (MOT FAIL TO. PLACE YOUR ORDERS WITH US.  TH: WESTERN MERCANTILE COMPANY, Ltd.  Baker* Street. GROCERS. Nelson, B.  smm DMS 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 hund ��� d and fifty suits of clothing at cost.. Three hundred pairs of miners' shoos at cost.  'Men's furnin tigs, flno shoos, hats ond caps. Four hundred pair of odd pants. Evory article In tlio  store oiTored uc from 20 to 50 per cent discount.  Baker $1 > eet, Nelson  Look Out for  >ig Canvas Sign.  Theo Madson  Carpets  Oil Cloths  Bedroom  Anrl 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.  CASH   SALE  Thirty Days Only Entire Stock Must be Sold  NELSON FURNITURE COMPANY  Baker  Street  - t_  West  IS' .    "=  Don't Imbibe Snakes  Lots of them In the city water.  Get one of oiup filters  on trial.   Prices 40 cents, $1.26 and $1.75.  CITY LOCAL NEWS  H. A. Cjiadwick, express messenger on the Crow's Nest, rim is  spending a month in Ontario. Tiie  relieving agent is Charles Harvey, a  well known member of the' Burrard  Inlet rowing club.  R. R. Hedley, superintendent of  the Hall Mines smelter, states that  he expects a /cablegram within a  few days containiuK instructions to  commence piirc-h.-isiug- ore.  The Nelson AmftEKtir Theatrical  Society has ordered scores of Gilbert' & Sullivan's tuneful opera  " Mikado " aud ,will produce it in  October.  Rev. Robert Frew is now at his  home in Glasgow, Scotland, and  expects tQ return to Nelson before  the end of August. During next  mouth the pulpit of St. Paul's will  be occupied by Rev. Dr. Duval,  pastor of Knox church, Winnipeg.  The premises on Stanley street  owned by H. S. Barnard, of Victoria, and recently vacated by the  C. P. R. ticket and freight offices,  was badly scorched yesterday.  The origin of the fire is unknown.  The building is insured in the  Phoenix, of London, and a contractors estimate of the damage wa3  $886.  A. R. Sherwood, agent for the  Liverpool, London & Globe insurance company, has paid the owner  of the building occupied by the  telephone exchange $192, the damage caused by the recent fire.  Born���On Saturday evening, the  21st instant, to the, wife of C. W.  West, a son.  B. R. Atherton of Sandon is in  town, and reports the - yolume of  business at Sandon as twice what it  was before the fire. .He knows  nothing of depression in Slocan's  mining metropolis, - ,, , =  R. B." Porter leaves this morning  for Spokane to ship stock and  plant to Sault Ste. Marie, his .firm,  Porter Brothers," having received a  contract for 50 miles of , grade and  100 miles of bridging on the Al-  goma Central road.  C. E. MacPherson of Winnipeg,  general passenger agent ot the C.  P, R., is registered at the Phair.  A Lardo-Duncan Property.  John McKane and Alexander  Dick, president and consulting engineer respectively of the Lavina-  Butte Consolidated, were in the  city yesterday,en route home after  a trip to their property, which is  located in the Lardo-Duncan district, eight miles back of Argenta..  The proposition is silver-lead and  1000 feet of work has been done,  divided between three tunnels. At  present a tunnel is being driven to  tap the vein at a depth of 400  feet. The outlook is very promising, so much so that a shipment  will be made within the next 30  days. The ore will go to the Hall  Mines smelter if the institution is  _running_by_that^time, Irucommon  with the owners of aU the properties in the Lardo-Duncan the  Lavina-Butte people are most anxious to have the railroad completed.  They say that the future of the  district depends on the road being  finished and would like to see the  road go ahead without further  delay.   Cut in Telephone Charges.  The local telephone company will  announce today a sweeping reduction in rates for the long distance  telephone service. Under the new  schedule the Spokane rate will be  50 cents for the first minute and 25  cents for each additional thirty  seconds or fraction thereof, a reduction of thirty cents on the former  rate. A much greater reduction is  made in the rates to Greenwood  and Grand Porks. The former rate  was $1.30 and $1.05 respectively for  the first minute, but these are now  reduced to 55 cents each, with 20  cents for each additional thirty  seconds or fraction thereof. The  rate to Rossland is reduced from 30  cents to 20 cents for the first  minnte with a corresponding reduction in the rate to Trail. The  company's officers are of the opinion that by making it cheaper to  talk there will be more of it.  THE WAY NOT TO PLAY BALL  Game Against Cranbrook.  There was another baseball game  yesterday, this time between Cranbrook and a scratch local team, of  whom only four belonged to the  regular nine. v. A; small crowd  watched the match^and if they did  not see much ball they certainly  had lots of fun. It was the most  amusing burlesque of baseball ever  seen in Nelson, not forgetting the  Bloomer game. The four regulars  played good ball, and MeLeod distinguished himself both behind and  at the bat. Of the others; the less  said the better. Nearly.all the  Nolson'; men, however, found the  C- -nbrook pitcher without any  d) 'oulty, and seemed to make runs  ���w.caevcr ithey wanted to. They  k- keri ip six in tl-.-* fourth and  e . ii�� he seventh, and tweuty-  tv. .. in the seven imings. The  Cj ������ ubrook mendld-'not seem to be  abta to play ball at all. They  could do nothing- with Warner, so  Rockenfield went into the box and  tossed them nice easy. ones, and  thus, with the help of the extraordinary fielding of some of the Nelson men, they knocked up thirteen  runs in seven innings. They then  dbi-liued to finish the match. They  recognized that they were completely .outclassed by the scratch  team and were tired of being  played with. The Cranbrook ball  players have mistaken their vocation. They should go home at1  once and stay there.  The offer of the Nelson lacrosse  club to the Medicine Hat team is  almost certain to be accepted, as  tho men frbin"the" prairie are most  anxious to make the trip. A flourishing athletic'association exists at  the Hat under the direction' of Dr.  Smith, and they would like to  bring their- baseball and gymnasium teams to Nelson when the lacrosse team - comes over. To even  up on expenses they would give a  concert at the; opera house. The  entertainment has made -to." hit at  other points., >S'-- *  Secretary .Forbes- of- the, cricket  club ' wishes, it to .be announced  that there will'be a practice at the  recreation-' grounds this.-.afternoon  at 4:30. The net will be up, and all  cricketers are 'earnestly requested  to attend.. There is a match coming off with Rossland on Saturday,  and the local /players have had no  practice yet., *, ���*������.-��� -- -  Mining Kecords.   ^  The mining records for the past  fews are as\ follows: ' Transfers, a  third interest,-an the Lucky Jim  claim on the divide between Hidden and Porcupine creeks by L. A.  Snyder to F. Boyer, both of Ymir;  the Aberdeen Irverness aDd Hamill  claims on the north fork of Salmon  rirer bv the' North Pork Mining  Co., Ltd., to G. W. Hutchins of New  Westminster; -the White Rose,  Summit and Hidden treasure claims  on head waters'bf Wild Horse creek  by John S_c]gren ��� and George Wil-  la ret tothe-Cumberland. Gold Mining Co., Ltd., a'half interest in the  Lucky May'and' Horse 'Shoe claims  on Morning.' mountain,' adjoining  the Kingston, from E. F. Whalden  to T. J. Sims, consideration $10.  Locations: the Myrtle on Brushby  TnrmntaiuT^so'uthTeast-of-ErieTby1  Thomas Bennett; the Oregon, four  miles north of Hall Siding, by T. H.  Oddie; the J. M., on Wild Horse  creek by Samuel Marshall, the Masterpiece, three and a- half miles  south of Nelson, by Richard Blun-  dfll; the Silver Lode on Nine-mile  -1   " ���' ,; _!__��� i.?"���  METHODIST CHURCH  Sunday School Picnic  TUESDAY.   JULY   24th,  1900.  Tho stoamor Moyio loaves oity wharf for tho  Balfour irrounds of tho Outlet Hotol at 8 a. in.,  return at 5 p. m.  OPPOSITE PO3TOFFI0E.  STKACHAN BROTHERS.  Haverford-Shrewsbury Match.  London, July 23.���In the first  innings of the cricket match with  the Shrewsbury eleven today, the  Haverford college players were all  out for 222 runs. The Shrewsbury-  men in their first innings scored 132  runs for four wickets down.  ADULTS $1, CHILDREN 35 eta.  Palace IVJeat !V|ar^et  Headquarters  for all kinds of  Fresh and Cured Meats.  ESTABLISHED 1892  V  H.  BYERS   &  CO.  HARDWARE  ESTABLISHED 1892   . j- ,   Garden, Mill, Steam and Suction  Hose.  Crucible  Cast  Steel  5-16 to 1-in. in  Wire Rope  stock.  Leather and  Rubber Belting.  Sheet, Square and Round Rubber  Flax and Garlock Packing  Pipe Fittings, Brass Goods, Rails  Black and Galvanized* Sheet iron  Soft Steel Plates  1-8, 3-16 and 1-4 x 72, 96 and 120  Agonts���Truax Ore Cars, Giant Powder, and Metropolitan Fuse, etc.  H. BYERS & CO.  NKLSON  KASLO  SANDON  creek, by Peter Johnson : the Silver  Glance, on Erie'mountain, by W. J.  Nelson; the Western Fraction, on  Morning mountain, by F.S.Clements;  the G. Eastern Fractional on Morning mountain, by F. S. Clements ;  the Boulder on Rover creek between  the Snow Water and the Still  Water by John C. Ryan ; the Hun-  teress on the divide between Hidden and Porcupine creeks about  three miles from Salmon river adjoining the Hunter on the east; by  John Falls and Gilbert Peone; the  Viking on the south side of Porcupine creek adjoining the Big Ton by  Hugo Hellberg. Certificates of  work���to T. J. Sims on the Lucky  May, to J. J. Godfrey on the Arada,  to Malcolm Heddle on the St. Ola  and Union Jack, to M. R. Driscoll  on the Pearl and Mina. ' to L. A.  Snyder on tho Crested Butte, to N.  N. Nattstead~on the Armor Plate  and Ollie, to William Cumming on  the Sinclair, to Stella Hatley on the  Double Eagle", Single Eagle, Half  Eagle, Galena Jack and Galena  Lady, to T. Merrill on the Mohawk,  to A. A. Vernon on the Highland  Chief; ���    .     '"  :-   Another Revolution Quelled.' "  Caracas, Venezula, July 23���Via  Haytian cable���In consequence of  the defeats sustained by the rebels,  the Colombian revolution is now  considered lost. The government  have occupied Tucaramanga .and  ���Cucuta -after ,a bloody; battle in  which many prisoners were. captured, ���      ��� '.    '  / Price of Copper:    "  London, July 23.���Copper closed  spot ��73 10s, futures ��73 15s;  market firm.   ,   .-  "   .  HOTEL .ARRIVALS.  PHAIR���John McKane, Alex Dick. Hector  McRae, Rossland; L. R. KccallacJUo Mrs. Helen  BractRch. Spokane; Fred P. Belcher, Vancouver;  O. J/'McKwen, Salt Lako City; FrankI;. Christie,  Sandon; A. Harvey, C. MoPhorson, R. A. Forbes,  Winnipeg:.  * HUME-JJ. Cameron. High Rive; P. B. Wallace, J. XV. Lawson, Torouto; K. H. Small, Cranbrook; O, Halfpenny, Montreal; W. Buck, Winnipeg: F. K. Fnirburn, Brockville, Ont., J/It.  Famell, Oakland, Co,l.; O. H. Barnhart, Ymir;  A. Cameron, Yellowstone mine.  BUSINESS  MENTION.  Wanted���Furnished or unfurnished rooms.  Address, L, V., Tribune  . For Rent���Small furnished house  for one month, from about August 10th, Cheap;  near city.   Apply Box 182, Post office.      <  Wanten���A first-class cook and  to do general house work; for a private family in  the country. Apply to J. H. Love, Baker street,  Nelson.  . Wanted���A competent millwright. Apply by letter to J. M. Williams,  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 street.    Telephone  call 35.  * For Rent���Dwelling on Carbonate  street, next to ex-mayor Neelands.-possession  July 1st,- rent $25. * Enquire Mrs. Robinson.  ���^���^^���^���'.^^���^��������-m���m*__-�����_���^_  _m  WE ARE  READY  A feature will be made of tho poultry and  game trade.  They will always be on hand dur-  ip their season.  J. 1_. PORTER, Prop.  1H9 Josophine St., between Baker and Vernon.  Telephone 169.  DISSOLUTION   OF    PARTNERSHIP  -Notico is hereby given that the partnership  heretofore ��� ubsisting between Frank Campbell��  G-.-rge William Bartlett. in tho buslnoss of the  Clark Hotel on Josephine street, Nelson, Is dissolved from this date. .All accounts due to the  firm at o to bo paid by George William Bartlett,  who will pay all debts and carry on the business  as heretofore.  Dated'19th July 1900.  To serve you to the best of  our ability. We can repair  your watch satisfactorily. We  can repair jewelry and make  it look like new. We have  jewelry that will please you.  We have silver and cut glass  that will attract you. We have  prices that will captivate you.  WE HAVE STANLEY PIANOS.  BROWN  ITS Baker Street  JEWELER  erators  Prices from $10 to $30  LAWRENCE HARDWARE COMPAN  ffl  ffl  ffl  185 Baker Street.  '���s,;3"S'S'i>'a-&'��>'<  ���0-0'9-0.0'9-9-0'.  Telephone 10.  KIRKPATRICK  & WILSON.  ffl o    ffl  to We have removed our place of business  W for the next, few months to the old Burns  ijy shop, next to the Nelson Hotel, where we  ffl hope to see all our old customers and many  ffl new ones.   Give us a call.  W    KIRKPATRICK & WILSON  ffl  ffl  ffl  to   Telephone IO  ''3'2'fi'S'i'S  "0'9'9-0-0-9  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  to  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  185  Baker Street -to  Car Load of Lake of the,  Woods Flour. Has Just  Been Received.  Cheapest Place in INelson to Outfit  Houston Block:  Telephone 161.  P.- O. Box 176.  JOHN A. IRVING & CO.  Kootenay Electric Supply & Construction Co., Ltd.  Electric Fixtures Electric Fans ,  Medical Batteaies  Nelson, B. C.(  HOUSTON BLOCK,  CORNER BAKER AND JOSEPHINE STREETS.  m^  We have sold 75 per cent of all the  Portland Cement  Wj  Wj-  Fire Bpiek Fire Clay  and Sewer Pipe  USED IN KOOTENAY  Just received carload Dominion Ale and Porter  (PINTS AND QUARTS)  Dominion White Label Ale (pints and quarts).   This is  the finest Ale brewed in Canada.  ,   Dominion Bulk Ale (15 gallon kegs)  Teacher's Scotch Whiskey is still the best.  Wj  Wj  Wj>  Wj  H. J. EVANS & CO.  P. Burns & Co.  Nolson, B. C.  Head Ofpicr at  NELSON, B. C.  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers in Meats  SMOKE  ROYAL SEAL  AND  KOOTENAY BELLE  CIGARS  UNION MADE  Kootenay Cigar Mfg. Go.  NKL80N, BRITISH COLUMBIA .  Markets at" Nelson,   Kossland,   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 '  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLBSALB AND RETAIL ,J|  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  Baker Street, Nelson E#   C.TRAVES,   Manager  -ORDERS BY MAIL RECEIVE CAREFUL AND PROMPT .ATTENTION.  *"**S.a -w !  p2psi  -l*"V^/'^*-7-,'i^tw;v-^ h  w^-it.zimm'S

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