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 l*&Rt***M_ttt__t_WMrsn_r__ hw��juiww��iiw����jw����h^-,~...  DAILY EDITION   BY  MAIL  FIVE  DOLLARS A YEAR  WEEKLY EDITION BY MAIL  TWO DOLLARS A YEAR  /  EIGHTH YEAR  NELSON:  THURSDAY MORNING JULY 26 J 900  #  PRICE FIVE CENTS  * - YH#  * , -    a     I /]<f  '-'ill  GABLES FROM PEKIN FAKED  Chinese Situation.  London, Ji iy 26���4 a. ra.���Mr.  Conger's cablegram, the substance  of which had been transmitted to  the United States secretary of the  navy through captain Thomas, of  tho United States cruiser Brooklyn,  has increased the belief in London  that there is no hope for the foreign legations in Pekin, and that  the -elaborate   fabric of   tho   dispatches   which   the    Chinese    are  building to persuade the civilized  world that the ministers  are still  alive" is only intended to   enable  them to gain time to complete preparations for warfare.  1   The Shang-Hai correspondent of  the Daily Mail asserts that a Chinaman   who   was employed   at the  British   legation as a writer and  interpreter has escaped from Pekin  to New-Chwang, and he declares  that when he leffc most of the members of the legations were dead, and  that  the  condition  of the others  was   hopeless.     He  says that sir  Robert Hart, director of Chinese  imperial maritime customs, died on  July 2. ���*  ��� The correspondent goes on to say:  No other - dates are given in the  message   from" New-Chang.     The^  Chinese newspaper here published  yesterday a despatch declaring that  it was all over with the members  of the legations, s The president of  a minor board at Pekin wrote to a  relative in Shang-Hai under date of  July 9, saying : " The  foreign legations are still uucaptured, but owing   to- the  daily   fighting   it   is  rumored that only about 300 persons are left alive in-the legations,  and ��� if ��� there is any delay in  the  arrival of the relief for eel fear that  -none will be left to receive it."  - This letter is Regarded in Shang-  ,Hai",'as authoritative."   ��� Strange  enough it says nothing of any assistance   to the  legations by prince  '!' Ching oi^general Lung Lu:.,  ';^ ^Whito'these brief-sidelights as to.  :the fate~"of  the Europeans   leave  little ground for hope, Shang-Hai  sends a batch of reports indicative -  of preparations for 'hostilities on  the part   of   the   Chinese.     It   is  alleged that the Yang Tse viceroys  have sent deputies to Shang-Hai to  inquire as  to the prospect of raising a" loan, ostensibly to pursue  military   operations    against   the  Boxers, whose movement is extend-  * ing rapidly southward,   with constantly growing strength.  ��� Simultaneously there is a movement northward of southern Chin-  -* ese troops to join the main army  gathered to oppose the foreign advance on Pekin. The' strength of  this principal force is now estimated at 300,000 men. It is believed  that three weeks must elapse before  the Chinese preparations, are com-;  ��� pleted. . It is rumored'that 300,000  .' Chinese troops and more,.are being  ���sent^to^reinforce-the'���garrison^of  the Kian Yin fort, commanding the  entrance to the Yang Tse Kiang,  thirty miles east of Hong Kong.  Chan Chi Tung, viceroy of "Wu  Chang on the Yang Tse Kiang,  telegraphs that he is -apprehensive  that he will not be able to restrain  ' his troops for more than another  f���ten days. He says he has thrown  the breech locks of the guns commanding Hankow into the river.  These signs of unrest in the south  are coincident with Li Hung Chang's  presence iu Shang-Hai. They are  supposed to be the beginning* of a  goneral declaration of war against  foreigners.  In this connection the Canton  correspondent of the Telegraph,  wiring Tuesday, sends the following important news: Viceroy Taksu  today published the following mandate: "An important imperial decree was issued on. the 23rd day of  the sixth ��� month. It says: 'We  have lost Tien-Tsin and great precaution is taken in Pekin. No  peace can be obtained without  going through a war. It is a  month since the minister of Germany was assassinated by the  Boxers, and strict orders have been  given for the arrest of the murderers. We are trying to preserve  .the lives of the other ministers.  *' 'We fear that the viceroys and  governors may misunderstand the  intention of the decree, relying on  the safety of these ministers as a  ground for making peace, and taking no heed whatever of measures  for attack and defence that are  necessary. The neglect to fortify  the districts under tlieir jurisdiction will bring   endless calamity.  Viceroys and governors are to pay  all attention to and to urge on  preparations for coast attack and  defense, and they are to take the  consequences in case of any territory  that is invaded through delay and  mismanagement.'"  Europeans here understand thoroughly the last part of the edict  which means that the viceroys and  governors are commanded by the  empress dowager to prepare for a  Chinese war against the allied  powers. Viceroy Taksu is bitterly  anti-foreign and he is increasing his  army and armaments, military and  naval. He has objected to five,  small gunboats���two French, one  American and two British���here to  safeguard the lives of foreigners  ���arid asks that they be moved beyond the Bogue forts. His plans  will be unmasked shortly after the  allied powers ascertain definitely  the facts concerning the massacre  at Pekin.  Chinese gunboats infest the channel at the back of tiie Shamen and  IS Chinese gunboats lie awaiting  orders below the Imperial govern^  ment wharf. The Cantonese are  daily becoming more hostile and  the situation is critical. Business  is almost at a standstill, and leprosy  and plague claim - fresh victims  daily. Native Christians assert  that, the notorious black flag chief  Lan, who inflicted tortures on the  French, now refuses to obey Li  Hung Chang's orders to fight the  Boxers. His .soldiers are here and  compose the crews of the gunboats  in the Shameen.    -   , * ' * ���  According to the'Shang-Hai correspondent of the Times, Li Hung  Chang is residing at the'residence  of Liu, who was the envoy of the  empress dowager'in the" secret mission to Japan. He has/received  secret instructions to remain at  Shang-Hai and to endeavor to open  negotiations with a view of preventing the European advance.   ���  With   this, accumulation ���of evidence of an impending big struggle,"  comes' also  the   news of disagree-^  ���mentst between   the   powers, and  their commanders which threaten'  .to hamper --united i action and-to  encourage "Chinese1*resistance.    '  -  .'>; A .conference ofT"admirals at Taku,.  ' called to settle the question regard-'  ing the management of the railroad  at Tien-Tsin, decided against the  allies opposed to -the. Russians now  in control.    Much time is lost by  "the   present" system.      The   allies  have no intelligence regarding the  position or numbers, of the enemy.  The supplies of food and medical  stores, as well as" the number of  surgeons, ure insufficient. ���  The morning papers do not comment on the reported differences of  policy between the United States  and Europe, probably preferring, as  the Daily Graphic says, to wait for  more authentic information. There  appears to be a difficulty owing to  the Russian censorship,, to get an  accurate* idea of, the situation- in.  Manchuria.' The government dispatches block the available. wires  and little private news has passed  through. Nevertheless, there are  "^morsTjliat^the" situation is more  serious' than it is officially represented to be, and that the" Russians  have been driven back while trying  to save the southern,portion of the  eastern railway.  The Chinese have burned Lavo-  ang to prevent Russian concentration there, and are now trying to  smash communication ��� between  .Port Arthur and New-Chang. The  critical" situation has forced the  Russians to withdraw a number of  troops from Tien-Tsin, while 8000  troops have been sent from Port  Arthur.  It is reported that an entire army  corps is being mobilized at Odessa  for transport to Taku by the volunteer fleet. It is reported from New-  Chwang that the Russians are concentrating forces at a point fifteen  miles east of that fort, and are  raising reinforcements before advancing on Mukden, Manchuria.  The Boxers have wrecked the  bridges on the Kin Kuan section of  the railway. Admiral- Seymour  and general Gaselee are consulting  at Wei Hai Wei.   Congress of Chemists.  Paris, July 25.���The fourth  International Congress of Applied  Chemistry will be held here all this  week. No place or time could have  been more suited for the holding of  such a congress. The sugar chemists of France have become conspicuous throughout the sugar world  by the wonderful impetus that they  have given to the most recondite  matters connected with the sugar  industry. A large part of modern  progress in this industry is attributed to these investigations.  NO TROUBLE AT STEVESTON  Salmon Bun Still Small.  Vancouver, July 25.���The crisis  in the cannery difficulty has been  reached and is safely passed.   It is  thought   that the military forces  and the provincial police at Steveston are still on duty at the canneries.   It is probable the militia  regiment will remain at Steveston  for  a* week.    No  attack by the  members of the Fishermen's Union  on the Japanese fishermen is apprehended so long as the troops remain.     The presence of the militia  in addition to the provincial police  is believed to have a quieting effect.  The present situation at Steveston is one of quiet and order. Luck  was not particularly good for the  Japanese fishermen who broke the  deadlock.    At English Bay the fishing was   better and   some of the  boats for the English Bay cannery  caught 100   fish.    ' The   fact that  those   fishermen    who    returned  attained such a limited measure of  success, indicates that the run of  salmon in the Fraser has not-yet  commenced in the expected number.  * There appears to be no foundation for, the report.'that the Chinese  and klootchmen employed on inside  work at .the canneries will refuse to  operate on any fish caught "by the  Japs.    It has been, reported that  the white union men have made  overtures   to them in that direction.       .     ' "'  The present' position of the  white fishermen is not a happy one.  Many of their number stated quite  openly today they would willingly  go out at the wages now being paid  to the Japanese with the solitary  proviso that the Canners' Associa1  tion recognize the Fishermen's  Union. This "the canners; declare  they will not do, believing that'.they  have already brokenthe^ strike," _*,  The terms upon which the-Japs  are��now at work are 20c'pOT}flsli as  long as the catch boat - does'not  exceedOOO per 'week.1 yIf'the^ca.tch"  "exceeds that number 15c''per, fish is  , to be "thej price.-*-Only* a '-few^Sire  -been today quietly fishing/ui> 'ttie  river and at the north ' arm there  are from 200 to 300 white fishermen  at work on the same terms as those  given the Japanese. '.���;' ,: '  sels in 1891. There are to be lectures  and organized visits to scientific  and industrial establishments in  Paris. Many specialists have communicated their observations on  important questions, which will be  considered atthe congress. America  shows in the front rank in the matter of inventions, and has several  delegates here.  TEACHERS'    CERTIFICATES  . ^��� _+s  Results of Exams/     '  -    i ;    - J  .} Victoria, . Jnl\; *<25.2��[Speeial to  The''Tribune.]���'.'ho' .results of the  examinations for 'teachers' certificates held recently^at'Nelson are as  follows: '<" - r.p'\  First A certificates.'���A. Sutherland, John Ross and Thomas Buck-  ton. -  . ", ,jr  Second A.���Agnes Miller, Eliza-  beth Thom, Annie McLennan,  Annie MeLeod, -James Lovering,  Pearl Grant, Walter Campbell,  Roderick Ross, Kate "Scanlan and  Bessie Fraser. , l  ^"  Second B.���Herbert Boultby.  Third A.���Jane "^McRae, Minnie  English and Annie 'Rath.  Third B.���Frederick Barton and  May. Lawrence.   ,; <j;        '     ��� ;  BUELOW'S REPLY APPROVED  Opinion in Germany.  Berlin, July 25.���The imperial  minister of foreign affairs,* count  von Buelow, has gone to Bremer-  haven to report to the emperor.*  The press continues to support*  count von Buelow's' reply to the  Chinese minister, which one journal  points out is all v the. more Avelcome  as it-denotes complete' accord with  the attitude of the French and  Japanese towards the unknown  rulers at Pekin.  .' .The National. Zeitung .says that  Germany cannot consent to support China until she has atoned for  the murder of baron von Ketteler.  The Boersen Zeitung says:  "At all events Pekin will learn  that the attempt to detach either  of the powers from the coalition is  a futile venture."  ' The feeliug is growing in official  circles that the ministers at Pekin  are alive.    Tryinff to Annul Railroad Charter.  Brooklyn, N. Y:, July 25.���The  officials of the Brooklyn Height  railroad, were given a hearing before attorney-general Davies today  at noon. Suit is being brought  againt the company to restrain it  from charging the ten cent fare to  Coney Island. It is claimed that  the road comes under thS same surface railroad law as the. others  within the present limits iof the  city, and the ten cent fare is therefore illegal. The original purpose  of this action was to bring about  the return to the legal five cent fare  through suit for in j unction, but it  was found that the remedy lay only  through action by the state authorities. The company's charter is  now being attacked, and may be  taken from it.    .. /  Congress of Photography at Paris  Paris, July, 25���An International  Congress of Photography, which is  one of the series of official congresses of the exposition, opened in  one of the halls of the Palais.de  Congress today. It will last until  the afternoon of July 28th. It is to  continue the work of the two  previous international congresses  held in Paris in 1889 and at Brus-  The* Fraser,'River Strike.  Vancouver; July'25.���[Special to  The Tribune].���The'; Japanese; fishermen at Steveston'* came in this  morning, from .their--first night's  fishing,- and, contrary to expectation, there was- noi/trouble ,pr violence of any kind.- /The Japs;f many  of- whom<- were * almost- starving,  yesterday accepted -the canners'-  offer of 20 cents a fish and went to  work."' The' wliite7fishermen are  still holding out'fpr'25 -cents. * The  militia was . called V out,v and' the  guard of 250 men" proved efficient.  The canners have to, compete -with  the American��� canners who, eight  miles away, catch���'fish iri straps, a^  mode of .fishing--not permitted in  Canada. Fish caught in traps only  average from"3. to 4; cents "apiece,  -and the - British Columbia,, canners  8ay_that^with? this^eonipetitidn��tbu  'face tnere is no 'money 'even- in 20  cent fish.     "         '  Martial 'Law Remains.  Cape Town, July "25.���In the  Cape assembly today, the government indignantly refused to accept  a motion in favor of the repeal of  martial law in Cape Colony, made  by John Xavier Merriman, the former colonial treasurer. Mr. Rose  Innes,' attorney-general, expressed  the readiness of the government to  repeal the law whenever the repeal  should become practicable, but said  that the time had not yet arrived.  The house cheered the" government's decision. "  Guarantee Retirement of Foreigners.  - Brussels; July 25.���The -foreign'  office today received the following  dispatch: "Shang-Hai, July 25.���  Li1 Hung Chang-told me the Chinese  .government_i_was_!=.arranging to^  guarantee the retirement of foreigners in Pekin toward Tien-Tsin.  (Signed). Decartier." Decartier is  secretary of the Belgian legation at  Peking     ;_   ' Boer Delegates in Paris.  Paris, July 25.���Messrs. Fischer,  Wolmarans and Wessels, the Boer  delegates were received today by  president Loubet in the palace of  Elysee. They were presented by  Dr. Leyds, the diplomatic agent of  the Transvaal.  LABOR QUESTIONS GOME UP  O ���__���_���___.  Debate in the Legislature.  Victoria, July 25.���[Special to  The Tribune.]���The principal features of the legislature today were  relative to the Fraser river strike  troubles and the introduction of a  bill by W. W. B. Mclnnes of Nanaimo to get rid of Chinese and extend the working of the eight-uouiv  law.  Ralph Smith, who is at present  the most prominent labor leader in  Canada, brought up the strike question on a motion to adjourn and  stated that had it not been- for  want of a Compulsory Arbitration  act, it never would have been necessary to have called out the troops  in the present troubles. -  Attorney-general Eberts - and  minister of mines McBride replied  to'the effect that the government  had striven not to take sides in the  matter, but when it came to a  question of keeping the peace, the  law had to be maintained. The  calling out of the militia is not the  act of the government but under  Canadian law can be done by three  magistrates. ' ' *  - The gist of - the.- government's  remarks was to-, thes effect that the  fact'of the' fisherm'en^jiow. plying'  their trade" 'without 'molestation  shows the wisdom of .the calling  out of the militia?  The labor bill introduced by  Mclnnes today provides that no  labor, shall be employed under  ground' in any mine,. or '. on any  government work forjmore* than  eight hours per day. This applies  not only to metalliferous mines but  also to coal mines, so it will affect  East Kootenay coal mines as* well  as-those on Vancouver 'Island.. It  provides an educational test so  fixed 'as to keep > Orientals from  employment in,mines, lumbering,  canneries, laundry, tailoring, (in*fact  any kind of employment,* even*as"  domestic, -servants. . Ait"penalty  clause'is. attached.'":,Injiits present  -.form/-the'.bilk is^riot ��in.>the'least-  ,-hkely to carry <- r *  ' This bill was adopted, by the  opposition caucus today, rbut they  knocked out a clause making* a  universal minimum wage of $2.50 a  day. The whole measure is so extreme that it is bound to be killed,  and has the ear marks of being- the  work of a wild agitator, rather'  than of a man who wants to benefit the working classes. <  ' Tatlow of Vancouver will move a  condemnation of the Dominion  Chinese Restrictive Act . as not  "sufficiently stringent to be effective.  wonder was that ,of. the Comstock  lode, which was discovered in June  1859.' It lies ' along , the eastern  slope of Mount Davidson, about  four miles in length and varies" in  width from a few feet to a quarter  of a mile. The first shipment of  ore from the lode was made from  the Ophir discovery in 1860. Thirty-  eight tons of ore were shipped to  San Francisco, and when reduced*  yielded $112,000.  The-commenced the wildest* excitement of modern times, The  Savage, Hale and Norcross, Chollar:  Potosi Gould'and- Curry, Yellow  Jacket," Crown Point, Belcher* Imperial and other discoveries follow-,  ed in quick- succession, and' the  mines yielded, in the ten years following,,',$120,000,000. 'In 1873  the "big bonanza" -:. in- 'the  Consolidated Virginia was struck,  and, the . excitements" grew ^yin-  proportion. _ Capital was pouring  into the new camp'and .Virginia  City, a small camp among the sagebrush-and sand, began Ito assume  f 5 ifi  ���JJE  WANT ROADS AND BRIDGES H  Insurance Matters.:  , July 25.���[Special to The*,  =$�����  ���Mining   and   insurance   wHil  **! >\-_��\  tig*-  Kaslo,  Tribune.]  matters of much importance' to the^  Kootenays generally were discussed.'  at a special meeting of the board 6t.JZp$&,  -trade theotn'ernight^ Thegather^^S||  ing was" held to elect delegates.tn^JMil  the second annual'"convention"^ of ^p-^IL  the -associated .boards ��� of trade of,��^M||  eastern British Columbia'which4is"2i||ff  "to meet in Nelson on August"2 arid ^|p||  ;3. .The ��� first* convention ������was'heId"fM^|  in: Rossland last year, and_ Kaslo ^j^li  was then ^represented;,hy^i.G:'tpJ^^  Buchanan,.president, and H. Giege-^gl  rich, the welKkiiojvn tmerphantvof ^-p  Kaslo, ... Sandon Jr* and *, Ainsworth^?-3|  These:' two_ -gentlemen*^were>.\re-^^^BI  elected ' with ���'George***'Martiri'-Taa^r,^ffl  FIERCE FIGHT AT PANAMA  BERLIN IS STILL'RETICENT  McKinley's Answer Discussed.  Berlin, July 25.���The German  government gave but no China news  today and expressed no opinion regarding president McKinley's answer to emperor Kwang Hsu as the  government desires to await the  result of, count von Buelow's conference with the emperor at Brerrier-  haven. The Chinese legation here,  however, gave out a telegram from  the viceroy of Nankin asserting  that on July 18th the. members of  the legislations were still alive in  Pekin.  These continued Chinese statements do not meet with serious belief outside of official circles.  Various opinions are expressed  by the papers as to President McKinley's reply to the, Chinese  emperor. The semi-official Berliner  Post points out that the answer  does not insist upon redress and  satisfaction for the horrible outrages known to have been committed. Q  Government's Cause Lost.  Colon, Colombia, July 25.���A  terrific engagement still continues  between the government troops and  -insurgents around=Panamaj-but-the  former are still holding their ground.  Many have been killedand wounded,  and a four hours' armistice was  agreed on to attend to the wounded  and bury the dead. The steamer  Bernard Hall arrived at Colon from  Savannah at 3 o'clock this afternoon with reinforcements of the  government forces, numbering 1000.  They were brought by general  Serran, governor of the department.  The cable between Colon and  Jamaica was repaired today.'  ''���' Kingston, Jamaica, July 25.���A  reliable passenger by the steamer  Darien which arrived here today  from Colon, confirms tho statement  of the captain of the steamer Flan-  deria to the effect that under an  arrangement Panama was ��� to have  been formally surrendered on July  23, the rebels having' surrounded  the city. The government's' cause,  the passenger said, is hopeless.  THE  COMSTOCK LODE.  San Francisco Roview.  The electrical machinery for the  big power plant at Floriston on the  Truckee river is being installed and  the plant will be completed and the  current ready to turn oh about tho  middle of September. The most  extensive power plant in the Avorld  has been erected and is now ready  for operation at Floriston. The  power will be derived from the  plant of the Truckee River General  Electric Company. But the primary  object in view is the furnishing of  electric energy to the great Comstock  mines. The mining' excitement  which caused the whole world to  a population of 35,000 or more.' The  excitement reached its zenith when  it became known that millions in  gold and silver were being extracted from this  strike. ' It is a fact  that    between    the    years   1873  and     1882      $111,975,761       were  taken   out   from   "the.    bonanza.  The strike was made at the 1167-  foot level. "Then came "the question  of & draining thelower'levels *pf ^the  mines, and-the 'time produced the  genius.     Adolpti - Sutro   projected  the great tunnel known afterwards  by his  name.   * The  tunnel   was  started in the valley of the Carson  river   and 'ran for .a distance'of  20,018 feet in a north-westerlydirec-  tion when   it   struck the* Savage  mine at a depth of 1,610 feet.   Subsequently all the 'mines on the lode  were connected   with' the tunnel.'  When completed the deepest shaft  had reached a i, depth of 3000 feet,  so that the tunnel was of little use  at'thatytime iri draining themines,  butUfr will "ever remain --as1' a great  'engineering"feat, andhas been used  I for ,the past,, two years in _ connection f with'*,the 'hydraulic, pumping  plant-iristalle(I by- the Risdpn Iron  ' Works* of ^Sani *Francisc'o"'as���.tS^dis-,  'charge point for the water f fo'ree'd  from'the"lower levels.   "       -  * ������  ���With'the advent of the installation* of electric power it is ardently  hoped, and indeed it is a fair supposition, "that the rich ore at the  deeper levels will be extracted and  the difference in the cost of steam  power and electricity is so great,-in  favor of the latter, that the low  grade ores in the upper levels may,  be worked to advantage and profit.  That there is yet a great amount  of ore in the* old - workings is  known, and that there is  ore to the value of hundreds - of  millions below the present workings  is the opinion of .practical mining'  men. As an instance it may be referred to, that at the- time of the  fire in the Consolidated Virginia,  rich ore was being taken from the  bonanza, but at that time the working were bulkheaded and closed,  "arid- have remained so up to the  present.  It is estimated that the mines of  the Comstock lode have produced,  in gold and silver nearly $400,000,-  000.    Hysterics From Germany.  Berlin, July 25.���The German  press complains of what "one paper  calls the "growing brutalization of  the South African war." Professor  von Robland, in the Deutsche Jur-  isted Zeitung, deplores "the wounds  which England's procedure against  the Boers has made in the world's  sense of huriianity in war as expressed at The Hague conference."  A number of papers assert that  England is now warring even  against the wives of the Boers.  General Rising Certain.  London, , July 25.���I^he Shang-  Hai correspondent of the Daily Express, telegraphing- yesterday, ��� says ���  " A general rising throughout China  is now regarded as so absolutely  certain that all the missionaries  throughout the empire have been  ordered to take refuge without  delay either at Shang-Hai or Hong  Kong. Refugees are beginning to  arrive from all points in the most  pitiable condition."  Peru on Gold Standard.  Washington, July 25.���Mr. Roberts, director of the mint, has been  advised by the United States minister at Peru that the latter  country has adopted the single gold  coin known as the libra, or Peruvian  pound, being identical in weight  and fineness with the English pound  sterling.  alternate..  The delegates ha vebeen *P|i��j;  instructed' to bring before* the'con-^l^f  ., .... e    -      .   ._.       ...  I'vention   the   necessity * of Curging'^-^  ^J9^??^!0"* o^nn^���^!*!*^   ��P��n the new.government a better^iMj  system1 of road  making* than -at -***  present exists.. *��� "  "  ���-*,% ,,w  It is urged that "the government5^.'^  should borrow on the. credit of thej^ ' ���T  provincela sum of money sufficient^   A\  1 A  to build and maintain" the  roads^-"  and bridges'still so urgently needed,^  and that hereafter ^a^systom^bS^  adopted   under ^hichlprovisiqri^^  ���'4  grants' for.road 'coristrtictiori'iri 'th*e"^'  mining districts wil^be^largelyiiri-^  creased, the same to be commensu-*-*?  rate/with '. the ^revenue  receivecT  from- such - districts.   ��� It; ia\in '.well ? _%[  known  fact  that* the *people/?bf *^-*)j  Kootenay pay per capita a far'larger     ?,\  portion of the taxes of the province <j- ,*  than the'1 people of the coast arid* j?  other parts, and it is felt that, theTS ,/U  wants of the mining regions-have^f, m  been neglected in the past'hdtwith-4^' '  standing they are the chief revenue*^  producing portions of the^ country.\}ps  The expenditure of the' money^bnj^yi  ��� -,*yj*  "-Tl.  the super.yision'and control of|l6cal-|g  boards-of commissioners elected Jtiy^jf  the people. ".Failing the?*1 adoption^  jof that system -it;, is<urged^thatf a||L  Jaw^be.passedJ"o*, enable ^a^cburity*-^ _  organization to^be^ formed, and^, *?"*  these counties^ to have the right to,," jk.  "collect1'.and* appropriate'for their^ -,fr  own'uses an equitable proportion ofr> ��'j  the revenue and taxes at present'*- * ^  collected by the province, andvpar-?V|p  ticularly such taxes as 'are derived^.}i%  from'the mining industry.* " S.j^ty'Z&M  As to fire insurance/ this" is ��a'r>j,ai  burning question in the Kobtenay.l-.,^:'  At present the rates are fixed ..by, aV-'.*"|  board of underwriters which meets V'-?^  at Vancouver. It is thought'Hhat /*" "lA  that board deals unfairly with'tluV  section of the country, \and every.  effort is to be made to get it to give ���"  fair and proper reduction in' rates, "  especially on business premises/ If -_  it refuses to do this it is urged that _  a board of fire underwriters of or "  Kootenay should be formed.  The   Kaslo delegates   have also  boen instructed to press for forest  preservation.   This subject is likely  -to engage some atterition4n-British-^-v  ^Columbia   during   the    next   few  yeors, because the new lieutenant- -  governor has made a deep study of  the     question    and   has   already ~  directed  public   attention 'to its  importance.   Rhode Island  Democrats Reorganize.  Newport,.Rhode Island, July 25. }|  ���In accordance with a movement  placed on foot some weeks ago in  Warwick county, there is today1'"  going on the reorganization of the  Democratic party in the "Old Free  State," as that county is familiarly  known. Democrats from all over  the county are out in. force, and  the meeting, which is being held at  the court house, is very enthusiastic."       .'������'-  ���   Carrington Heard From.  '"' London, July 25.���A new element  has entered into the South African  campaign with the receipt of the  news that general Carrington, with  his Rhodesiau force, has had his  first fight, attacking the Boers and  carrying their position on St. Lonis  river on Monday, after a sharp  engagement. General Carrington  lost four killed and 19 wounded.  Will Start for China.  London, July 25.���Colonel Sumner, military attache of the United  States embassy here, will start for  China, Monday, July 30, by way of  the Suez canal.  French Missionaries Killed.  Paris, July 25.���The French con-^  sul at Shang-Hai telegraphs today  that five French missionaries have  been killed by Boxers in the Man-  churian district,  .tl  *l  t ���  4  i  y^'9  m.m* *  . v*.    isf    ,)__  �����&mmm  Mi  .>*��.  .1 'J        v Vm  ___W_-*^i^_t_Wi__W__Wa  ^i_j_^__m  _$r* if  If  THE TRIBTOTE: NELSON B. C THURSDAY JULY 26 1900  fc  hi  HUDSON'S BAY  COMPANY.  . INCORPORATED 1670.  Carpets  Wiltons  Axminsters  Brussels  Tapestries  Take your choice, select your  pattern, show us the floor, you  have no more worry.  Prices and quality always satisfactory. We sew and lay all  carpets free of charge.  hw  We  carry a good assortment  of opaques and  can fill  orders  for any size  blinds and  will be  glad to quote prices for special  , sizes.  $yy  <���; ?r_y?i  "���: -j, .  ��ke Uttxbnm^  ,?fe^*  ��*H&*k.r  3  l.~(.  y.D. J. O'Donohoe,* the fair -wages  commissioner    of ���   the   Dominion  E|;'Vgovernment, arrived in.Nelson yes-  slr^^V^'terday.   His mission is to ascertain  '/the current *rate of-wages in the'  ^ ; building*-.trades, so that  the fair?  .;_,' :wages clauses can be inserted in the  '*-��� contract   for"'the erection   of the*  > public buildings which the Dominion.  *' authorities''have decided to erect*  'this summer.   That an immediate  . 'start    will     be    made    on     the  ���  '.work is the assurance which W. A.  Galliher has receivedffrom Hon. W.  , -Mulock, the acting minister of pub-  ���   lie works.   The plans and specifica-  , 'tions for the building will be ready  .   in a couple of weeks, and tenders  ,. will,be invited���-for the construction  ' of the same during.August.'   So far  _ as known the building will be of  I-i  IMI -.  It  la-  brick, with stone, facings, and will  , cost in the neighborhood of $75,000.  The   fishermen's l strike   on the  ��� Fraser river is practically over, and  the white fishermen go-to the wall.  Their places on the river will be  taken by some 3000 Japanese.   The  first sting of defeat will come to the  white fishermen;   but before the  season closes the business men of  New Westminster and Vancouver  willhave to take their medicine. The  changed conditions mean that the  cannery   companies   will    absorb  whatever advantage  the canning  r season offered to the business com-  ,- munity.   The fish will be taken in  '' the river by Japanese for a shade  above actual   cost;   they will be  , handled    in'   the    canneries    by.  Chinese,  labor,   at     a,   Chinese  wage,'  and when   the   product, .is  ''marketed in London, the;non-resident -shareholders in the'cannery  companies will divide among themselves the difference between--'ihe..  ��� market price and' what it costjthenr  for   their   Chinese  and  Japanese"  labor.   Thus a few, the majority of "  whom are absentees, will absorb'all, j  all- the profit  and   advantage   of��� |  British Columbia's chief industry.  The people of this province have  received their first object lesson of  the evils of Chinese and Japanese  immigration.  in the salmon fishing calling will  happen in other employments if  the law makers of the Dominion do  not awaken to the gravity of the  immigration problem, which so far  the western members of the house  of Commpns havei vainly endeavored  to impress upon them.  ��� Had the province a Compulsory  Arbitration Act there would remain no necessity for the employment of militiamen in the settlement of labor disputes. The province would'thereby,; avoid the loss  which is inseparably connected  with strikes; and there being  no strikes there could be no  disturbance. Ralph Smith called  attention to this fact in  the legislature yesterday. He is  not a firebrand. He desires  to prevent friction by providing  the means for its removal. He  would treat the trouble before it  becomes acute, before whole communities become embittered. With  the Fraser river trouble fresh in  the public mind he should command  attention.   Miscellaneous Mining News.  The Ymir Summit Mining Company, Limited, was granted certificates of improvements yesterday  on the four claims comprising the  group which is located near the  Ymir mine. The group is well  known in the district, some $10,000  having been expended from time to  time with excellent results. The  present company of which of John  A. Turner is president and W. A.  Galliher' secretary, took over the  claims about a year ago, John  Lindeblad, the original locator, retaining an interest.  Yesterday's mining records were:  Certificates *of Improvements���to  the Summit Ymir Mining Company,  Limited, of Nelson, on the Summit,  Buckhorn, B & M arid Lillie, Fraction claims. Locations���the General Fraction about four miles  north of,Erie at the head of Whiskey creek'adjoining the Broad Axe  on the north, by M. H. Gilliam ; the  Jumbo Fraction on Morning mountain by J. L. Stamford. Certificates  of work���to P. Burns on the J. I. C,  to J..E. Read on the* Columbus.  t John S. Baker, managing'director  of the I. X. L., arrived in the city  on Sunday morning, says the Rossland Miner. Since -his; arrival, he  entered into a contract, with the  owners of-, the Midnight, under  which a.tunnel is to be driven across  ���a portion of their ground. The  tunnel will be extended into the  I. X; L. ground so as -to - intercept  the' main - ledge at ��� considerable.  depth below the level of tunnel No.  3. - The tunnel through the Mid-,  night will * tap the ledge at the j  lowest1 point which can be reached  by a tunnel.. After the-tunnel is'  finished, further, explorations at'  depth below its bottom "will have to  be done by means of a shaft.;  Reports from the Okanagau Free  Gold Mines state ^that superintend-,  ent Firidleyis well pleased with the  progress and' the quantity- of work  that is being done. He says they  are pushing ahead with' a' limited,  but, he thinks,' sufficient force to  finish the work.which was laid out  by captain F. D. Howe, the expert  for the company. He further re-  pTirt^th^t'hetas^put^three^mlBritcf  work on the waterfalls ' owned by  the company, to do some* preliminary work, so that a survey may  AND AMATEUR  PHOTOGRAPHERS'  SUPPLIES OF  ALL KINDS.  CAMADBM  & BOOK CO.  NELSON, B. C.  Kootenay   Coffee   Co.  -'H-i-,---���'';*--;NBLsoN,''acv'���������;": '���.-" ;  Coffee roasters and dealors in Tea and Coffee.  Offer fresh roasted coffee, of beet quality as  follows:;: -....  Java and Arabian Maoha, per pound......|  10  Java and Mocha T.'lend, 8 pounds....  1 00  Fine Santos, 4 pounds v.  1 00..  Santos Blend. 6 pounds......'.......  1 00  Our Special Blend, 6 pounds.....;..-  1 00  Our Bio, Boast),' 0 pounds.................... 1 00  '   A faial order solicited.   Salesroom 2 doors east  of Oddfellows block. West'Baker street).  To  Mine  Managers and Ore  Shippers.  XV. Pellew Harvey, F.C.S., assayer in charge,  of the provincial government^ assay offlce, will  be made which will enable the putting the putting in of water power  with which to furnish power further on for operating both the  mine and the mill. The condition  of the mine is very satisfactory.  Work has been commenced on  the wagon road from the railroad  to the Chapleau mine. The road is  being constructed at the joint expense of the government and the  Chapleau mine, and will be of the  greatest service in enabling the  company to haul the plant for the  stamp mill, on the frame of which  work has also been started.  The owners of the Northern  Light group, situated about half a  mile below the glacier, opposite  New Denver, are doing considerable surface work on the ledge.  Surface assays give values in gold,  copper aud silver. o  The owners of the Eclipse near  New Denver, have started work in  the old workings abandoned by H.  T. Bragdon when he had the property under bond some 18 months  ago. A crosscut tunnel was driven  to catch the lead by Mr. Bragdon  and drifting on the ledge was con-,  tinued some distance before the  bond was thrown up. Only  zinc ��� was encountered. Messrs.  Allan, Corey and 'Ward started  last week to push the drift ahead,  and had not driven more than two  feet when galena came into the face.  They have now a good ore chute  showing iri this drift. The ore showing on the surface is eight inches in  thickness. The drift taps the chute  at a depth of 100 feet, and at this  depth the showing is much better.  The ledge was , crosscut at this  depth and proved to be about  thirty-five feet from wall to wall  ,with zinc and galena scattered  through it."  The Bosun, Hartney, Marion and  California are working steadily,  producing ore and pushing development work. The Bosun is making  its regular weekly shipments, and  the other properties named will be  prepared to do likewise as soon as  the wagon road up Silver mountain  is built.  - Another strike of clean ore is reported from the Queen Fraction,  situated on the shore of Slocan lake  west of the Galena Farm.  American Troops Praised.  Tien-Tsin, JulyaO���via Che-Poo,  July 24.���General Dorward,' the  British commander, has sent to the  American commander a letter, in  which he says: "I desire to express  the high appreciation of the British  troops of the honor done them ��� in  serving alongside of their comrades  in-the American army, and of the  high honor accorded me in having  them under my command." I blame  myself for the mistake made in the  taking of their \ position by > the  Ninth regiment, for not remembering that troops fresh to the scene  of action, and hurried-forward-in  the excitement -of attack, -were  likely to lose their way. Still* the  position they took and gallantly  stuck to all day undoubtedly prevented a large body of the enemy,  from turning the right of the  attacking force and inflicting serious loss' on the French and Japanese."        Making a Vigorous Defense.  Paris, July 24.���Four dispatches  from the French consul at Tien-Tsin  dated severally,'July 13, IC, 17 and  18 and forwarded from Che-Foo  July 18th to 20th, have been re-  ceived   by the _ minister   of   for-'  eign affairs. The dispatch  dated July 13th says a courier  from' Pekin relates that since  June 20th the foreign ministers had  been besieged in the British legations and that, the marines were  making a vigorous defence. The  supply of ammunition was low and  the peril of those in the legation  was great. Up to the time the  courier left Pekin the loss of the  marines had been sixteen killed and  seventeen wounded.  Nelson   Wine   Oo.  CHOICE WINES AND LIQUORS  Special attention given to family trade  Telephono 93 fRANK  fi_   TAMBLYN  1IANAGKR  eph  Baker street,  Nelson, B.C.  &���&��<��&���** '^999S&?9d��&Mia^&^  & CO  i9i9?9-0-0'0_2S).  <_i  iti  to  to  to  W  ffl  'ffl  iti  ��  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  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 &  CO.  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  iti  iti  ffl  ffl  to  to  iti  to  i  '_X'__'"_t,_J"S-1t"S''_*"��'"���?"��'g'"tm'-a'-m'-m'tf^'  Alex Stewart  Room 3, Turner & Boech Block.  NELSON.  Mines  Real Estate  Insurance  Loans  FOR   SALE   CHEAP.  S1GO0 will buy choicest rcsidoncc corner in city,  for two days only, 50 by 120 foot.     ***     .  ��225, ��23 cash rost on time, will buy lot in block  79. ���      '"'-  $150, ��50 cash rcBt on time, will buy choice -lot  in Bogustown, on car line.  Molly Gibson and Exchequor shares for sale.  Five-roomed house to rent on Hendryx streot,  $12.50 per month.  AVanted���Athabasca, Tamarac and Noble Fivo  shares.  .  Alex Stewart  Room 3, Turner-Boeckh Block.,  Wholesale  Houses  NELSON  B.C.  CRATED AND MINERAL WATERS.  THORPE & CO., LIMITED.���Cornor Vernon  and Cedar streets. Nelson, manufacturers  of and wholesale dealers in Derated waters and  fruit syrups. Sole agents for Halcyon Springs  mineral water.   Telephone 60.  ASSAYERS'   SUPPLIES.  WF. 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.  HJ. EVANS Sc CO.���Baker street, Nelson  ��� wholesale dealers in liquors, cigars,  cement, fire,brick and fire clay, water pipe;and  steel rails, and general commission merchants.  MET TO LOAN  ON  AT  ALL  TIMES  IMPROVED    PROPERTY.  STRAIGHT LOAMS  At 8 por cent, interest payablo semi-annually.  INSTALLMENT PLAN LOANS  To pay off a loan of $1000 with  intorest and principal, for a  period of five years   Peven years '.   Ten years .'   Fifteen years   '20.00 per month  IB 75    "      "  12 -0    "  10 35    "      ���'  H. R.CAMERON  Baker Street. Nelson.    -    Agent and Appraiser.  ELECTRICAL  SUPPLIES.  KOOTENAY ELECTRIC SUPPLY Sc CONSTRUCTION COMPAN Y���Wholesaledeal-  ers in telephones, annunciators, bells, batteries,  fixtures, etc.. Houston block. Nelson.   FLOUR AND FEED.'  BRACKMAN-KER MILLING COMPANY  ���Cereals,'Flour, Groin, Hay. (Straight or  mixed cars shipped to all Kootonay Points.  Grain elevators at all prinoipal points ou Calgary-  Edmonton R. R. Mills at Victoria, Now West-  miuster, and Edmonton, Alberta.  TAYLOR .FEED & PRODUCE CO.-Bakor  1 street, !>-Nelson ' (George F. Motion's old  stand), Flour, Feed, Grain, Hay and Produce.  Car lots a specialty. Correspondence solicited.  Phone 26..  FRESH AND SALT MEATS. '  P<- BURNS &t CO.���Baker -street,   Nelson,  ��� ' .wholesale dealers in fresh and oured meats.  Cold storage.   -   '-  ���    _  V  .��� '    GROCERIES.     -v  ,"  A MACDONALD Sc, CO.���Corner' Front and  ��� Hall ' streets,- ' wholesale grocers and  jobbers in blankets, gloves, mitts, boots, rubbers,  maoklnawa and miners' sundries.   *  EOOTENAY1 SUPPLY  COMPANY,   LIMITED���Vernon-'-street,- Nelson, .'wholesale  grocers. ; ;   TOHN CHOLDITCH Sc CO.-Front street, Nel-  ��   son, wholesale grocors.  !Tji Jt STEWART & CO.���Warehouses onC. P.  ���*- ��� R. track, -foot of Stanley streeV'Nelson,  wholesale dealers-in provisions, produce and  fruits. Cold storage. Agents Armour Sc Co.'s  bacon, hams.-lard and other products. .  T Y. GRIFFIN Sc CO.-Front street. Nelson.  u ��� wholesale dealers in provisions, - oured  meats, butter and egga.   HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES..  H BYERS & CO���Corner Baker and Josephine.  ��� >K streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers in hard-'  ware and mining supplies.    Agents for. Giant.  Powder Co.  REAL ESTATE AND,  INSURANCE AGENTS  Agents for J. & J. TAYLOR SAFES  Bogustown)   Fairview   Addition..  BpSfSTOCKSl  BOUGHT AND SOLD  Referendum Treasury Stock  Iticheliou, 1000  FOR'SALE.  Six-room houso, Humo AdditioD, ?850.  A complete Hot of tinner's tools.  A good shack. '  . CALL ON  H. A. Prosser  BROKER, WARD STREET  AWRENCE HARDWARE COMPANY���  ���*-��� Baker St., Nelson, wholesale dealers in  hardware and mining supplies, and -water and  plumbers' supplies.         -  ,  . LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS., .  TURNER, BEETON Sc CO.-Corner Vernon,  and Josephine streets, Nelson, wholesalo;  dealers in .liquors, cigars and dry goods. ��� Agents,  for Pabst Brewing Co. of Milwaukoe and Cal-;  gary Brewing Co. of Calgary. ' '  POWDER, CAPS AND FUSE.  HAMn/TON  POWDER  COMPANY-Bakerj   _^street, Nelson,'manufacturers of dynamite,^  sporting, stumping and black blasting powders,  wholesale'dealers in caps and fuse,'and electric  blasting apparatus.   fieison Saw &  Planing fl/|ills, Limited  Are prepared to furnish by rail, barge or teams  Dimension Lumber, Rough and Dressed  Lumber, Local and Coast Ceiling, Local and  Coast Flooring, Double Dressed Coast Cedar,  Rustic, Shiplap, Stepping, Door Jambs, Pine  and Cedar Casings, Window Stiles, Turned  Work, Band-sawing, Brackets, Newel Posts,  Turned Veranda Posts, Store Fronts, Doors,  Windows and Glass. .  Get prices before purchasing elsewhere  Office Corner lfa.II and Front Streets  Factory Hall Street Crossing C. P. R. Track  Mills Hall Street Wharf  4  Kootenay Steam Laundry  BLOMBEffC & SWEDBEHC  PROPRIETORS  The only steam laundry in Nelson, employing union labor  A. LARSON, Manager  J. M. LUDWIG  Manufacturers of   and  dealers in Harness, Pack  ��� and Stock Saddles. Apara-'  joes. Collars, Bridles and  Whips.  Nelson Harness Shop  Hall Street,' Nelson. ���  C.W'West&Go.  COAL!      WOOD!  THE ATHABASCA GOLD MINE, LIMITED  ' " (IS LIQUIDATION'.)   .  SEABE   CAPITAL  ��200,000.  ��� lunimniiiinimntHTiinilllimrmiTnnin  JUST   ARRIVED  "'...������ A Car Load of  Allen's Apple Cider.  THORPE & CO.  act: as shippers' representative *nt.any, Coast  smelter, to receive, weigh, sample and- check  pulps and to generally look after the - interests of  the miners. Terms made on the basis of tonnage  -tTT-.    ,   ,    _. : A i handled.    Apply for   particulars  to Mm at  What has happened I Vancouver, B.C,  fi. REISTERER & GO.  BREWERS AND BOTTOEBS OF '  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  J. E. ANNABLE  GENERAL BROKER  Throo dwelling; housos       salo on easy terms.  One lot on  Stanley street, opposite Royal  hotel, for sale at a bargain.  One seven-roomed house and ono three-room  house for rent. _ . _-_T . nT _,  Seo ANNABILiB  Prompt and regular  to toe Uo  delivery  trade  Brewery at Nelson  MONEYTO LOAN  AT 7 PER CENT  ON BUSINESS PROPERTY  Apply G. L. LENNOX. Solicitor, Nolson B. C  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*  SASH AND DOORS.  NKLSON SAW AND PLANING MILLS,!  LIMITED���Corner Front and Hall streets,  Nelson, manufacturers of and ���wholesale dealers  In sash and doors; aU kinds of faotory work made  to order. *           TENTS   AND   AWNINGS.  NELSON TENT AND AWNING FACTORY-  liaker street, Nelson. Manufacturers of all  kinds of tents, awnings, and canvas goods.  P. O. Box 7(1.   Theo. Madson, proprietor.   WINES AND CIGARS.  CALIFORNIA   WINK  COMPANY,   LIMITED���Corner Front'and Hail streets. Nelson, wholesale dealers In wines (case and bulk,  ' and domeatio and imported oiKars.  Charles St. Barbe  Stock and Share Broker  Ceneral Agent  E P. Whalley, J. P.  NOTARY PUBLIC  Offlce with C. W. West & Co., corner Hall and  Baker streots.  City office of the Nelson Sodawater Factory.  A. R. BARROW, A.M.I.C.E.  PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  Hard Coal        <tQ RK I Crow's Nest  ���Anthracite *   wa��0JJ|coal  .  DELIVBB3D  AGENTS IMPERIAL OIL COMPANY, Ltd.*  No order can he accepted.unless accompanied.  by cash.   "  *  Office:  Corner of Hall  and Baker Streets.  $6.15  TELEPHONE 33.  Lethbridge Calt Goal  The best value for the money in tho market*  for all purposes.  terms, oabh     W. P. Tikrnkt, General AgenP  Telephone U7.    Office with C. D. J. Christie.  -A..   JSJsTST^EJ^J3.  Contracting Painters, Decorators, Paporhanee'rs.  Full-line of wall paper, mouldings, oto,  Kalso-  mining and Tinting.  Striotly first-class work,  id.  Estimates furnishoa  Residence Mill Streot,  "KTT7T COAT   R   f1  OppositeSohoolHouse  MuU)^, D�� \j-  &  FRATERNAL   SOCIETIES.  NELSON LODGE. NO. 28, A. F. & A. M.  Meets seoond. Wednesday in each month.  Sojourning brethren Invited.  Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock,  cordially lnviten to attend.  feS.   Leonard Scott, C. O.  laytouioobo. _._-?  visiting Knlghtsi  R. G. Joy, K. of R.  Cornor Vlotorla and Kootenay Streets,-  P. O. Box 55fl. TELEPHONE NO.  95  DR. ALEX FORIN  Office: Houston Block.  ARCHITECTS.  EWART &  CARRIE���Architects.    Rooms ,7  and 8 Aberdeen block, Baker street, Nelson,  ENGINEERS.  rjHARLEB PARKER-Miningand milling en-  , i'-** gineer. West Baker street. Nelson.-  NELSON; L. O. Lm No. 1692. meets In I. O. O. F.  Hall, corner Baker and Kootenay Rtreets,.  1st and 8rd Friday of eaoh ��� month.   Visiting:-  brethern cordially invited.   R. Robinson, W.M..  W. Crawford, Recording-Secretary.  "VTELSON .3CRIE, Number 22, Fraternal Order'.  ���*���' ' of Eagles, meets every second,and fourth.:  Wednesday, ineaoh month In Fraternity Hall..  Visiting brethren welcome.  W. Gosnell, Presl  dent,   Charles Prosser, Seoretary.  NOTICE.  The co-partnership heretofore existing between)  Charles S. Rashdall and A. E. Fauquier, doing'  business as mining brokers at New Denver, British Columbia, under the firm name of Rashdall:  & Fauquier, is dissolved. Tho business will be*  continued by the undersigned. ���,  CHARLES S. RASHDALL.   J  Now Denver. July Uth. 1900.  To the Canadian Siiarkholders:  Special resolutions for liquidation and reconstruction were passed nt an Extraordinary General Meeting, hold on tho 18th of May 'last, and  confirmed at a further meeting on tho Sth Juno  'last, and in conformity therewith, anew company has been registered under tho name of Tho  Athabasca Gold Mine, Limited, having a capital  of ��100,000 in ordinary shares of ��1 each. ,  ,  I give notico that tho agreement for the transfer of the assets of tho old company to tho now  company, which was submitted to and approved 11  by tho said Extraordinary General Meeting, has \l  now been executed and is dated the 18th June,  1900. Holdeis of shares in the old company aro  entitled to claim as of right, an allotmont of ono  share in the new company, with 17s. por 6haro  credited as-having beon paid up thereon, for  evory two shares held'by them or ro which they  wore entitled in the old company, providing they  agree to pay up tho balance of 3s. per share on  'each of .fiiion new shares.. .    , . ,.  Shareholders registered on tho books of the old  company havo received blanks or forms on  which to make application for tho shares to  which they are entitled to apply for, and which  must be received here and bo in my hands, to-  gother with tho Is. per sharo payablo on application not later than 18th August, 1SXH). .Sharohold-  -ers-who-doinofcmakeapplictttion^by^thisdate-willte  lose nil their interest in the company. Holders  of dollar shares'of the Athabasca Gold Mining  Company, Limited Liability; who have not converted their script into ��1 sterling shares; of tho  Athabasca Gold Mine, Limited, which is now in  liquidation, aro advised to sond, these promptly  to thisofilcefor conversion, thattheymay roce'vo  tho necessary blanks in time to comply with- the  above notice aud ro retain their interest in tho  property. E. NELSON FELL, Manager.  TRADES  UNIONS.        ^ -^  NELSON MINERS' UNION NO. 06, XV, F. of '  M.���Meets In miners' union rooms, northeast cornor Victoria and Kootonay streets, ovory  Saturday, evoning at 8 o'clock.   Visiting members welcome. Mi R. Mowatt, President, .Tamos  Wilkes,.* -Secretary.. -Union Scale of Wages *  for Nklson    District���Por  shift,    machine ij  men, 83.60: hammorsmon minors, 83.2.5; muckers, I  carmen, shovelers and othor underground labor- ,1  ers. $3.00.     ,  TRADES AND LABOR COUNCIL.-Tho rogu-  lar meetings of the Nolson Trades and Labor  Council will behold in tho minors' union hall,  oorner of Vlotorla and Kootonay streets, on tho  first and. third Thursday of each month,, at  7.30 p.m. G. J. Thorpe, President. J.H.Matho- '  son, Secretary."  THE regular meetings of the Carpenters' Union  are i hold on Wednesday ovening of each  ���week, at 7 o'clock, in the Minors' Union hall corner Viotoria and Kootenay streets. R. Robin-  son. President.   James Colling, Seoretary.     ���  TDARBERS' UNION.-Nolson Union, No. 300. of  ���.~. tho International Journeymen Barber's Union of America, meets every first and third Monday of each month in Miner's Union. Hall, cornor  of Viotoria and Kootenay streets, at 8:30 p.m.  sharp. ��� Visiting brothers cordially invited- to.  attend. J.H. Matheson, President. W.S. Bel- '  .ville. Secretary:   ��� ��� ^       ,:-  T5RICKLAYERS AND MASONS' UNION.     ,  ���*����������� The Bricklayers and Masons'. International  Union No. 3 of Nelson meets second and fourth ,  Tuesdays in each month at Miners  Union hall.  .Etc" --    ���   -       -   -    -  J.W.  and corresponding secretary.  tcher, president; Joseph Clark, recording  idir -'--  T ABORERS' UNION.-Nelson Laborers' Pro-'.  ���*-��� ��� teotive Union, No. 8121, A: F. of L��� meets in  Fraternity Hall, Oddfellow's block, corner.of Baker and Kootenay streets, every Monday evening  at 8 p.m. sharp. Visiting mombors of the American Federation cordially invited to attend. A. W.  McFee, President. Peroy Shackelton, Seoretary.  NELSON PAINTERS' UNION���The regular  meeting of the Painters' Union is held  the first and third Fridays in oach 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 seo   .  ond and fourth Friday at the Miners' Union hall 1  at 8 pjn.   B. Weeks, Seoretary pro tern.  _&_>, "���*>'<  T*il&_*,', '?'<< * < ��� i ,  i  ^feg^g^^'f^:  '������?��v:^^;7'.-^  _ .iKWs'X-'V';;:*!  r \_ft%, t y: ���-,'<��� ���_-^:,*<l-���v.if.-.ii.-J; xv.'TCTTt r^-yi^-fto-,-,���.'��� ~. * gryjy; (TjrjVM-t  'rT:&_____vn:27' 'f&nttx_i__ali_H__n  ���"r~"*mrsnr\  -Mp__m_-_a-m--__-0m_mmmmi&mimWm_.  -i       *" "    * -=" t?> fT-f-s-ef15 "yW**<i  THE TEIBTOTE: K-ELBOIT B. 0., THURSDAY; JULY 26, 1900  ^  - -   V ^r T*��^  w/  \fc  '   ' Xit  Xit  !'    iii  xit  \     Xif  i     Xii  Hi  [   m  Xii  '���     \fr  \fr  tt  VI/  xa  K    Xit  Xii  ���   xii  iii  Of  Xii  iit  iii  Hi  Hi  iii  Hi  Hi  Hi  m  Hi  Hi  \fc  iii  00 * _W\z * __Wz * %-_\_z * ____: * __Wz *^mm^ * 0^ *00 * f9_z *00 ��� _W_z *fim^ * f_WW ^-0*^?* __W_^ m0^* ��� _W\z *^^^ * __W\ m_W_z ��� ___W\  ��� ^mw **1  ��� ^^* ^^ ��� ^%+ ^iw *^^��^5i m_______K*  * _t___0* _____\1 ��� _____\f* _____tt * __\\__t* ____0 * a_____1 ��� a  <i9-**-*��-0*$B__A  .��  --"mi  DRINK  l ��.?y;iVmf_  -*���-'-'- to.A'dtS  - > _'.^srrw:  <j   *  ->,*- \r*  1 <^��?____\ _______ ___s _________[ t^fr ���'  ���  j___0.  .r   /*-*-��������-  BANK OF MONTBEAL  CAPITAL, all paid up....$12,000,000.00  REST    7.000,000.00  UNDIVIDED PROFITS       427,180.80  Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal ...President  Hon. George A. Drummond Vice-President  iE. S. Clouston Genoral Managor  NELSON BRANCH  Corner Baker and Kootonay Streets.  A. H. BUCHANAN, Manager.  Branches in London (England) New Yokk,  Chicago, and all the principal cities in Canada.  ' Buy and sell Sterling Exchange and Cable  Transfers. , .  ���       .     .   _    _3_  Grant Commercial. and Travelers' Credits,  available in any part of the world.  Drafts Issued, Collections Made, Eto.  THE BANK. OF  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  NELSON  Imperial Bank of Canada  HEAD OFFICE. TORONTO.  Savings Bank Branch  CURRENT RATE OF INTEREST PAID.  LI  AND   THE   EMPRESS.  Kuan Foy, a scholarly Chinese  merchant, and one "of the most'  prominent members" of his race in'  this city, says the Montreal Star,  yesterday told the history of the  romantic rise of the empress dowager from the lot of a slave girl,  and of her first meeting with Li  Hung Chang while he was a poor  * sailor lad on a river boat and she  was on her way to bondage to the  - imperial city, in which she rose to  . supreme power.  Now, the resident manager of Yu"  Lung & Co., a large importing firm,  Kuan Foy, in his native land of my-  . steTy and millions, was a military  official. So far as may be in his own  words his story of the empress and  the statesman is here repeated:  "Tuen, the dowager empress of  China, was once a slave. Her story  is strange, and one of the most  remarkable features of it is that Li  Hung Chang, China's greatest man,  was at the same time, a rough,  ignorant sailor lad, earning a living  on one of the boats of the Hun-Ho,  ��� and that to the slave girl fell the  chance of rewarding him for a very  ' brave deed. Strange, indeed, that  these two met by chance while both,  were in obscurity, should rise to  play two such different and important parts in what promises to be  the last scene of the drama of the  Chinese empire, or at least of the  Manchuria dynasty. The events of  the past year point with certain  finger to the end.  "Tuen, being a girl child of a  Manchurian low grade official, suffered  the contumely of Chinese  Is now prepared'to issue Drafts and  Letters of Credit on Skaguay, U. S.,  Atlin, B. C, and Dawson City, N. W. T.  females. However, her feet were  not bound, and to this fact, a seemingly minor circumstance, the great  things in Chinese history for the  last fifty years are due. If her feet  had been bound she -would never  have risen from slavery to,the rule  of the empire.  "A rebellion in her father's  _Yamen_district -rendered her_family.  destitute, and although but eleven  years of age she petitioned her  father to .sell her as a slave so that  her brother might be educated and  ,her mother fed. Her father consented and sold her to the then  viceroy of his district, and little  Tuen passed away from her family,  never to know them again until  years later her agents sought out  her brother and she took him to  live inside the imperial city, though  she could not take him within the  Purple Forbidden city. He  made , a Manchurian prince,  received great estates.  " Soon after she was taken  the viceroy's household she heard  her master mention an elaborate'  tunic he " had seen at 'court. She  listened to his description of its  elaborate embroidery, and twelve  months later her child's hands had  finished one which was a duplicate  by, description. The viceroy was.  astounded and asked her to name  any wish she had and it should be  granted. '  ".  "She hesitated, and then, kneeling at his feet, begged to be taught  to read. He - told her that it was  impossible for a girl to .learn to  read. She said it was not her fault*  that she had been born a girl, and  that the gods had been cruel to her.  The viceroy was so impressed with  her request, however, that 'he sent  for masters to begin instructing  her. and to his astonishment they  found she already .khew'much and  was well along, self taught. She  mastered Manchu,' Mongoli and  Chinese, and there are some who  say that in the last ten years she  has added English secretly.  Capital Authorized  Capital Raid up  Rest  was  and  into  $2,600,000  $2,458,603      $1,700,000  D. R. Wilkie, General Manager.  E. Hay, Inspector.  Nelson Branch���Burns Block, 221 Baker Street  J. M. LAY, Manager.  "The viceroy was ..very proud of  his clever little slave, and as she  was developing into a comely damsel he sent her as a complimentary  gift to the emperor. She became  the favorite slave of the father of  the present emperor, and when his  mother, the imperial consort, died  she became the empress and saw to  his bringing up, and was regent of  -the empire-following^her-husband's-  death until she took the reins of  government from Kwang-Su's  hands, less than two years ago.  "While she was on her way to  Pekin occurred ' the incident' in  which Li Hung Chang figured. The  party conveying the pretty little  slave, girl in a sedan chair had  occasion to cross the Hun-Ho river,  and one of the. young, fellows fell  off the boat. He was drowning,  and Tuen implored the boatmen to  save him, offering a ring she wore  as a reward. Li plunged into the  muddy, current, and with a fine  muscular effort saved the drowning  man. ;She gave him the ring, and  many jrears afterwards recognized  jit on the hand of an official who  came to court. He had won his  way up through fourteen degrees  of officialdom, and since she was  then empress regent and had found  /him he was very quickly advanced  to the first places of the land.  "Degraded time and again, it has  'never lessened his influence, for his  mind and might are the greatest in  the middle kingdom.'  "From the day the slave girl Tuen  entered the walls of the imperial  city, a tract within Pekin about six  miles square,'she has never left it  Up to the present time and there  are no Chinamen but the very  highest officials who have ever seen  her in the last twenty years, for in  her section of the vast enclosure  she has lived alone, except for  eunuchs and ladies in waiting, the  latter some 200 in number."  Federal Australia.  The federal government, of Australia will have large powers. In its  hands will be vested exclusive control of customs*; taxation, together  with power to impose all such other  taxes as may be required for the  public service, with the sole limitation that they shall be so imposed  as in no case to discriminate between   states, or "parts of states;  the sole control of' all matters of  defense ; the management and control of the postal, telegraph and  telephone services of the country;  questions of immigration, naturalization . and   interstate trade and ���  commerce;    the' maintenance   of  lighthouses,   beacons   aud   buoys;  all    external, ^affairs,     including  the '. influx   and  , extradition     of  criminals, and'all questions of conciliation and arbitration beyond the  limits of any single state, banking  and_insurance,_coinage^ and���currency, weights and measures, laws  relating to bills of exchange and  promissory     notes,      bankruptcy,  patents, copyrights and companies,  are also vested solely in the commonwealth.   In addition to these  questions, which are for the most  part     familiar      to      Americans  as    subjects    of    federal    legislation,   there   will  vest   in   in   the  federal parliament the sole right  to deal with the law of marriage  divorce and matrimonial causes, and  all questions relating  to parental  rights and the custody and guardianship of infants^ and also all public provisions for old age and invalid  pensions.    To- the commonwealth  is reserved the right to make use of  all the railroads belonging to any*  state (in Australia practically all  railroads do belong to the states)  for   defense   purposes,   and  also,  with the consent of any state to  take  over  arid operate the state  railroad or 1'ailroads on terms to be  arranged; and, with the like consent, to construct other railroads.  The '-power to regulate the naviga-  gatipn   of rivers s flowing through  more than one state is also reserved  to the federal parliament, but only  so   far as interstate interests are  directly affected���From "The Now  Australian Constitution," by Hugh  H. Lusk, in the American Review  of Reviews for July.   V  YELLOW MAN AND HIS LAND.  Philadelphia: Times.  Let us tako a look at China.  Her area is 4,368,750 square miles,  or rather more than one-twelfth of  the whole land surface of the globe.  Her population is given in round  ,_*  .. _rfA"._}&tf_%km_wM  '    '     " 't ?'��?��' ,,vi?^e'���!'l��$. \��J!  '"      *���-    *.'%':*��� t-.'>,*A.i'l_-,___g.  .���.,-<���'���   i__f h ��������  >, ,-���- �����- -,.A *v yfe&\___Ti  ___,   -_.<-.___,.:___ -v-A-fjd ���&%.  ��� -W'ttW'tt** t_w'��t_-'_m_^__r-  figures at 300,000,000. If we add  the population of the North, and  South American continents, white,  red, black and ^brown, to that of  Great Britain,. France, Germany,'  Austria, Turkey, Italy, Norway,'  Sweden, Spain, Greece and Denmark, we still have, place for the  5,000,000 people of* Australia and  New Zealand before a sum is  reached equaling this vast nation. -.  It is true that some parts of China  are vastly overpopulated, but this  is by no means true of it all. With  three time the area of British India,  China has less than twice as many  people. With a population per  square mile equalling that of India,  China would contain over 700,000,-  000 souls. Yet in India there are  vast jungles and unoccupied lands.  -If-it���were^possible^to-conceive-of-  China being populated on the same  scale of density as England���32,-  000,000 to 51,000 square miles���the  population of that country would  number 2,530,000,000, [or nearly  double the present estimated population of the whole world.  Should the country be opened up  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 shovir the latest styles in  all lines of spring goods. A  special line on hand at $25  per suit. All other lines at  low rates. None but Union  labor employed.  E, Skinner  NoolandV Building, Baker Street.  FRED J. SQUIRE. Manager.  Arthur Gee  MERCHANT  TAILOR  Kemoved to Baker Street, opposite gbsr'tQuoea's  with railroads the present population would undoubtedly vastly increase, but apart.from this the  opening up. of, the -country could  easily result in ways unthought of  at this time. Equipped with the  means of <intertransit:'and -, modern  armament and methods'of war���as  is the wish of the Caucasian so to.  equip her���and her present popula-  ��� tion informed" as to.. their strength  and resources,' she could readily  realize0 her power, put forth the  energy of her countless millions,  burst like an avalanche upon. Europe  and engulf it.  - Then the yellow, not the white  race, would reign.  The partitioning of China would  perhaps lessen the yellow'danger,  but by- embroiling the white na-  tions-it-could^aIso_,bring"'it"rneai*ef7  No Monroe-doctrine could save- us  then. (r  And yet this is the country and;  people * that the administration' is'  using'as a political plaything. -,   . .  IV|adden tyouse  Baker and Ward  Streets, Nelson  The onlf hotel In Nelson thab has remained  under one management slnoe 18B0.  The bed-room* are well furnished and lighted  by elootrlolty.  The bar la elw��n stooked by the beat dom _���  tlo and Imported liquors and eigan.   THOMAS MADDICN. Proprietor.  SLOCAN JUNCTION HOTEL  J. H. McMANUS, Manager  Bar stocked with best brands of wine*, liquors,  and Cigars. Beer 011 draught. Largo comfortable rooms.   First-class table board.  RESTAURANir  OPEN DAY AND NIGHT  o^^j^^^h^s^ (R^^d|UriC^pr0p-  H. D.  ASHGROFT  BLACKSMITH ING  AND EXPERT  HORSESHOEING  Wagon repairing promptly attended.to by a  flrfltxilisa wheelwright.  Special attention siren to all klnd�� of repairing and custom work from outside points.  Shop:  Hall St. between Baker and Verao  COSTELLO'S EXPRESS  AND TRANSFER  Baggage and express moved to any part of the  city.   Special attention given to heavy teaming.  Oflloe oorner Viotoria and Ward streets. Telephone 192. W. A. COSTELLO. Manager,  TBEMOM HOUSE  AMERICAN  AND   . c  EUROPEAN  PLANS ?  , -      ^f_r_       A  ���-''jr-m  -yr  ���yy~ij  :__$!  MEALS   OR    CENTS;  8  ROOMS LIGHTED/BY ELECTRICITY -,''/  AND HEATED BY STEAM       .       *>|  S3 CENTS TO f1  321 to 331 Baker Street, Nelson.J  QUEEN'S HOTEL  BAKER STREET, NELBON. ��� ,s  Lighted by Electricity and Heated with Hot Air.  Large oomfortable bedroom* and  flnt-claM  dining-room. S4unple room* for ooinmerclal men.  RATES $2 PER DAY  N|rs. L G. GlarKe, Prop.  LAWOF THK SOT AL IIOTEL, CALOAnY  EVERY   DAY  AT  THU  BIG   SCHOONER  Beer or Half-and-half only  FRESH   JtJfcJC   C00L  . The only good Beer in Nelson  E. J. CURRAN, Prop.]  , Corner Stanloy and Silica Streets.  St. JOSEPH'S SCHOOL!  NELSON, a C.  . A boarding and day school conducted by thai  Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace. It Is situated abl  the oorner of Mill and Josephine streets In one ofl  the best residential portions of Nelson, and Ul  easily aooessible from aU parts of tho city. ^ I  ' The oonrse of study inoludes the-*f��ridcunental|  and higher branches' of thorough Englisb ~4uca-l  tion: Business course���bookkeeping, atenog-l  raphy and typewriting. Scienoe course���mix-notr  vocal and' Instrumental, drawing, etc Plain i  and needlework*, eto;  ���Porterm8 and varttoutara apply'to tbe Sister!  Supotioc *  i' %#l  '���__^W_^_t^Sk_-Ws^ms0k.  -> ** -r-  '���itt^iPi--ZWs^jn_igZ3_U��K____a_^^  1    4  THE TRIBUNE; KELSON, B. C., THURSDAY JULY. 26 1900  ��' Supplies  In these goods we keep a full supply and are able to fill the largest orders without delay.   Take  a glance at our window and see the largest assortment of assayers' supplies in Canada.  I  i  W. F. Teetzel  Victoria Block, Corner Baker and Josephine Streets.  Sc Co.  NELSON, BRITISH COLUMBIA.  HATS! HATS!  m       We have just received a large consignment ofStet-  I son hats in all the latest shapes and styles, also hats from  some of the best English makers, includings Christy's celebrated hard hats, which we are selling at prices to suit  ] everybody.  Nelson  Clothing House  i  Xif  ffl  Just to Remind You  j  The  Famous  Piano  Steam's Pianos  The- Zenith,  White,  Raymond,  Standard, Domestic  Wheeler & Wilson  ���   Sewing Machines  Lamps, Vases  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  to  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  fflr    -  ty ..,,  i|f    All the leading  '���avjT.    up-to-date  ;SJ>"    ' Jewelery  }*��?;-< My Watch and  _$/���������/_'y   Jewelry  ' ffl4~~ Department-'  jk| \>�� . *, has no  '_^fyequal in British  I'T1! Columbia  I'guarantee  quality  Karn  Diamonds   and   all  kinds  precious stones  Watches  from  size  18 to size 0  Rings,   Scarf   Pins,  Bracelets, Earrings,  Lockets, Chains,  and Brooches  JACOB DOVER, JEWELER  ���Uardiniers, Onyx Tables, Clay Goods, Brass Ware,  Clocks, Carving Sets, Pearl Handled Fish  and Fruit Sets.   A complete line of Rogers' 1847 Flatware  ffl  ffl  mfffl'  Ufflr  ffl"'  ''-��$_*___:  <   'JSWr-  of  A   full   line  Sterling  Silver  Novelties and  Nicnacks   .  Orders, by Mai  and* Express  borders receive  my    ,  prompt  attention  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  JACOB DOVER, The Jeweler  ili  >ffl  YOUR    LUNCH    BASKET  i .    , ________________-_-m_-___________.  '')"'��� ,, Is a most important item when making arrangements, for your  'summer outing.   We have special delicacies suitable for. picnics and  I* excursions, and invite-you to examine our extensive stock in that line,  'bur stock is fresh and first-class in every respect.     ' '_   '*'. ,  f *    DO NOT FAIL TO PLACE YOUR ORDERS WITH US.  THE WESTERN MERCANTILE COMPANY, Ltd.  Baker Street. GROCERS. Nelson, B. C  THIRTY DAYS WAR  Look Out for Big Canvas Sign  Baker Street, Nelson  Against prices will be the feature of the genuine clearance  sale, which I will commence on Saturday morning to make  room for my fall stock of clothing, gent s furnishings, etc.  Two hundrcd~and fifty sulfa of clothing afc cost. Three hundred pairs of miners' .shoes at cost.  Men's furnlihtngs, flno shoes, hats and caps. Four hundred pair of odd pants. Kvery articlo in tho  store offered at From 20 to 50 per cent discount.  , Baker.Street, Nelson  Look Out for Big Canvas Sign.  Theo Madson  Carpets  Oil Cloths  Bedroom  And all other House Furnishings at Manufacturers' Prices,  Plus Freight, on orders of $60 and upwards. Orders under  $60 at 12 1-2 per cent discount.  CASH   SALE  Thirty Days Only Entire Stock Must be Sold  NELSON FURNITURE COMPANY  Baker Street  West f ;  CITY LOCAL NEWS  Miss Desbrisay, matron of the  general hospital, left yesterday on a  three weeks' trip to Vancouver.  The Presbyterian Sunday school  ���will picnic ut Goldsmith's ranch at  the Avest arm of the lake on Tuesday next.  II. T. Creploy of the fire underwriters association was in the city  for a short time yesterday. He appraised the damages by fire to the  Last Chance mine building in Sandon at $3,000.  The officials of the Baptist church  have received a reply to the invitation extended to Rev. H. II. Hall of  Portage la Prairie. Mr. Hall is considering the matter favorably.  W. A. Blair, formerly principal of  the Rossland public school, has been  appointed principal of the public  school at Kaslo.  At the registrar's office today  Otto Gilbert, C. P. R. car inspector  will be examined for discovery in  the suit of Fawcett vs. C. P. R.,  W. A. Macdonald conducting the  examination for defendant company  and Elliott & Lennie appearing for  plaintiffs. An order for examination of Superintendent R. Marpole  has also been issued.  A writ has been issued iu the  supreme court by Elliott & Lennie  in the" action of Stewart vs. the  Noonday Curley Mines, Limited.  The plaintiffs, H. J. and A. Stewart  seek to recover a quarter interest  in the Noonday" property, bonded  to the Noonday Curley Mines, or as  an alternative to recover $8000 as  vendor's lien for unpaid purchase  money. The case, which involves  a nice point in mining law, will possibly be placed on the list for the  sittings on October 10. ���  James Macdonald, of the - local  firm of architects, Cane & Macdonald,' has been appointed by the  Dominion as architect in charge of  the construction of * the public  buildings which are shortly to be  erected on the corner of Vernon and  Ward streets.    .  R. Marpole, superintendent, H. J.  Cambie, resident engineer, R. E.  Hobbs, master mechanic, and J.  ���Wilson, superintendent of telegraphs for the Pacific division of  the C. P. R.. arrived in the city last  night and will remain here until  Friday. The officials will go over  the- work now under way at" the  depot. '  The final arrangement as to the  management of the Hall Mines has  been made. Captain Gilford will  be manager of the Silver King  mine, R. R. Hedley manager of the  smelter, and J. J. Campbell commercial manager. There will be no  general manager of the company's  interests here.  Born on Tuesday, to tiie wite of  William Martin, a daughter.  A laborer named Macdonald was  charged yesterday morning before  policeiinagistrate-Crease-AvitlLpass^  ing a worthless  check at the Ross-  DEBENTURES  FOR SALE  .. -   ..ty ....  thorized the issue of debentures for tho following  purposes:  $15,000 for extending the Water-  Works System.  $15,000 for extending the Electric Light System.  $20,000 for extending the Sewer  System.  $29,000 for Street Improvements.  $6,000 for a Road Making Plant.  These debentures' aro dated October 1st, 1000,  run for twenty years, bear four per cent interest  (payublo semi-annually), and will be issued in  denominations of one thousand dollars. Interest  and principal payable at the,Bank of Montreal,  Nplson. The assessed value of.real estate in  Nelson is $1,247,(100, and of improvements 3818,000;  total ��2,005,000, Tho population is (MOO. Tenders  for these debentures will be received by tho undersigned up to 12 o'clock noon on Saturday,  September loth, 1900.  JOHN HOUSTON, Mayor.  Nolson, B. C, July mh, liKW.  laud hotel, as related.in yesterday's  Tribune. Macdonald was remanded  until this morning. Constable  Hardy effected the arrest.  NOTES ON ATHLETICS,  All members of the Rifle Association are requested .': to attend an  important meeting at the armory  tomorrow night. The questi on of  sending a representative to the provincial matches will be discussed  and the matter of arranging a  match for Saturday afternoon  between the east and west wards  will also be gone into,  Secretary Hunter of the gun  club has received the program for  the Revelstoke shoot on August 24  and 25. A number of excellent  trophies are hung up with a long  list of sweepstakes, handicaps, etc.  The Nelson club is urged to send  representatives to the shoot, but as  the organization seems to have gone  out of business for this season the  city may not be represented.  Secretary Forbes ,'of the cricket  club received a letter ��� from H. T.  Mittin of Rossland, stating that the  Rossland cricket eleven would arrive" here tomorrow night. The  Nelson team has not been picked as  yet, but a strong eleven will meet  the visitors. Secretary Forbes will  captain the local team.  The parties interested in bringing  off the proposed sparring and  wrestling exhibition decided last  night to postpone action pending  the organization of the athletic  association now under way, believing the suggested exhibition could  be more successfully managed by  such an association.  Why Hughes Was Dismissed. .  Montreal, , July. 25.���A-promi-  nent military officer today received  advices from South Africa,- which  explain the -cause, .of colonel. Sam  Hughes' retirement, from the imperial service in South Africa. It  appears that, in his -capacity as an  intelligence officer, colonel Sam has,  on more than one occasion, moved  bodies of troops without authority.  On the last occasion he was sharply  remonstrated with by his superior  officer, and colonel Hughes talked  back in language ;:more pointed  than judicious. -Thereupon the  matter was reported^ to lord- Roberts, who asked for explanations.  A FULL LINE OF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen P^oors  Windows1  Inside Finish.  local and coast.  Flooring  local and coast.  .   Newel Posts  Stair Rail  Mouldings  Shingles  Rough and   .  Dressed Lumber  of all kinds.  ,   IF WHAT YOU WANT IB NOT IN STOCK  WE WILL MAKE IT FOB YOU  CALL AND GET PRICES.    -  T  J. A. Sayward  HALL AND LAKE STREETS, NELSON  Porto Rico Lumber Co?  (LIMITED)  CORNER OF  -  HENDRYX AND VERNON BTREETS  DISSOLUTION   OF    PARTNERSHIP  Don't Imbibe Snakes  Lots of them in the city water.  Get one of oup filters  on trlaL   Prices 40 cents, $1.25 and $1.75.  OPPOSITE POSTOFFICE.  STKACHAN  BROTHERS.  Notice is horoby given that the partnership  heretofore subsisting between Frank Campbell &  Goortfo William Bartlett. in tho business of the  Clark Hotel on Josephine streot, Nelson, is dis-  solved'from this date. All. accounts duo to the  firth aio to bo paid to Georgo William Bartlott.  who will pay all debts and carry on the business  as heretofore.   Dated 19th July 1900.  NOTICE.  A meeting is called of the organized labor of  Nelson for Friday evening in Fraternity hall to  to meot D. J. O'Donohoc, Dominion Labor Com-  Rough and  Dressed  Lumber  Shingles  Mouldings  A-1 White Pine Lurnjber 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.    ��� V  Porto Rico LumberCo. Ltd.  Contractors and Builders  WILL DO WELL TO      '  Buy Their Lumber  '- '��� ���,-__.. ,>������"��� ..-"���-'��� ."���������  0, 0. Buchanan's  ESTABLISHED 1892  H.  S   &   CO.  HARDWARE  ESTABLISHED 1892  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  Agents���Troax Ore Cars, Giant Powdor, and Metropolitan Fuse, etc.  H. BYERS & CO.  NKLSON  KASLO  SANDON  They were given, but again with a  frankness of language which the  commander-in-chief is not accustomed to. The upshot was that  colonel Hughes was asked to send  iu his resignation.  Russia Will Take Revenge.  London, July 25.���The Express  has the following from St. Petersburg: "Admiral Skripeloff, commanding the Russian squadron in  Chinese waters, -has received precise instructions to bombard the  Chinese coast towns immediately  on receipt of confirmation of the  report of the massacre at. Pekin .V .  President Zelaya Renominated.  Kingston, Jamaica, July 26.���  Private advices received here today  announce the renomination of president Zelaya of Nicaragua. His  election is practically certain. He  has held office three terms.  HOTEL ARRIVALS.  PHAIR.���J. R. Easton. Toronto: W. R. Allen  and wife, Kaslo; James H. Lewi", Seattlo; W. G.  McKenzie, .Vancouver; R. Marpolo and son,  Vancouvcr;-H.-J. Cambie, V. D.^Abbott. .Vancouver; V. IS. Hobbs, Rovelstoko; J. Wilson, Vancouver.  HUME.���Sim Veta. Hamilton; II. J. Madill,  Winnipeg: Frank JDodds, Toronto; A. V. hero,  Toronto; J. Smith and wife, London; R. McLean,  Ka��lo; N. Y. Purcoll. Gnclpli. . Ontario; J. C.  Christenson, Vancouver; H. J. Parsons, Golden;  D. Tre, Trail. .  Ql)EEN'S.-Mrs. A. W. Perkins, Kaslo; H. J.  Adams, Kaslo; J. D. Hinkle, Spokane; P. K.  Ahem, Seattlo.  BUSINESS  MENTION.  Boy Wanted���At grocery store,  corner Josephine and Silica.  Lost���A brown paper parcel and  a canvas salcbcl. A reward of' $5 will bo paid  for the return of same to tho Shorbroake Houso.  To* Rent���Large furnished rooms  ���Apply McDonald Building.   " ' " '  Cottage to Rent���Furnished cottage to rent near corner of Mill and Stanleys  Apply to M. M. Fraser, C.P.R. freight shed.  Lost-^-Black' cocker spaniel, an-,  sworlng the name of Jock. George A. Stewart  Pott s, Wallace-Miller block.  . 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 ofllce.  Furnished rooms  to let���Apply  Carney block, one door east of Oddfellow's hall.  . Hack calls left at the Pacific  Transfer barn on Vernon' streot. ������ Telephone  caU35.  For Rent���Dwelling on Carbonate  street, next to ox-mayor Neelands, possession  July 1st; rent ?25.   Enquire Mrs. Robinson.  Palace Njeat Kjarl^et  Headquarters  " for all kinds of  Fresh and Cured Meats.  A feature will be made of the poultry and  game trade.  They will always bo on band dur-.  lg their season.  J. L. PORTER, Prop.  169 Josephine St., between Baker and Vernon.  Telephone 159.  We Want Your  WATCH   REPAIRING.  And we will have it if you  will be induced to give us a  trial.  Remember we have repaired watches for some of  the largest and best firms in  Canada.  No matter what style of  watch you may carry we are  able to repair it.  WE HAVE STANLEY PIANOS.  178 Baker Street  JEWELER  Nelson, B.C.  gerators  Prices from $10 to $30  LAWRENCE HARDWARE COMPANY  _-&_��_��;_&&&&_&&:_&��;___:  Xif  to   185 Baker Street.  ffl  to  ���3��- ^*a',S',i>'3"��&,��B"S'*S>,<>^  '0-0. 0-0-0. 0'0-0>0'0.0y_>.-A  Telephone 10.  ffl  to  to  to  ffl  iti  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  KIRKPATRICK  & WILSON.  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  We have removed our place of business  for the next few months to the old Burns  shop, next to the Nelson Hotel, where we  hope to see all our old customers and many  ffl  new ones.   Give us a call. ffl  ffl  ffl  to  ffl  ffl  ffl  to  KIRKPATRICK & WILSON  185 Baker Street  ffl   Telephone 10  %  ���^���V-a'a'-^'-ara'-a'a-^-ara'a  t���'T_w'0'0_9'0'0_9'0..0.0.0       ^.^.^.^.sr.^.^.ar.fp.^.  .Car Load of Lake of .the  Woods Flour Has Oust  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*  Wi  Wi  We have sold 75 per cent of all the  Portland Cement  Fire-BriekHFipe^Glay  and Sewep Pipe  Wj  Wj  Wj  USED IN KOOTENAY  .   Just received carload Dominion Ale and  (PINTS AND QUARTS)  Dominion White Label Ale (pints and quarts),  the finest Ale brewed in Canada.  Dominion Bulk Ale (15 gallon kegs)  Teacher's Scotch Whiskey is still the best.  Porter  This is  H. J. EVANS & CO.  Wj  Wj  Wj  Wo  Wi  Wj  Wj  Wj  Wj  Wholesale and Retail  H3SKa:^ Dealers in Meats  hand,  e stock of flrsb-olasa dry; material on  a full line of Bash, doors, mouldings,  nussioner,  meeting.  Mr.  O'Donohoc   will address  the:  J. H. MATHESON,  Secretary Trades and I/abor Council.  turned work, eto.  Factory Work  a Specialty  Yard! Foot of Hendryx street. Nelson  Telephone, Bl   Joljll HSd) AgBtlt  ROYAL SEAL  AND  KOOTENAY BELLE  CIGARS  UNION MADE  Kootenay Cigar Mfg. Go.  NKIflON, BBmSH COLUMBIA  Markets at  Nelson,   Rossland,   Trail,  Kaslo, Ymir,  Sandon,  Silverton, ���Ney  Denyer.vRevelstoke, Ferguson, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade City, Mid  'r ���ffa^'^widi .Vancouver.;   >  ������^yy*������<&\y-:.^-_ Mail Orders. Promptly Forwarded  West Kootenay Butcher Co.  ALL KINDS OF ���  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  I  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  Baker Street, Nelson  ��� ORDERS BY MAIL RECEIVE CAREFUL AND PROMPT ATTENTION.  E. C. TRAVES, Manager  T\ _n A TVTZ117TTT.    AUn nomrtvn    imfnimnmAtT **  _^>h,  '���V,!i  m_mm%mmmm��s^.  JU'fiM


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