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 ������'���yy.��&%  ',~,,l-iiJ_$Z  DAILY EDITION   BY  MAIL  FIVE  DOLLARS A YEAR  WEEKLY EDITION BY MAIL  TWO DOLLARS A YEAR  EIGHTH  YEAR.  NELSON:  TUESDAY MOENIKG AUGUST U  J 900  PRICE FIVE CENTS  _ ��� r*-i  . r: '���**  1.4  CETTING CLOSE TO PEKIN  Despatch from Chaffee.  Washington, D. C, August 13.���  Tho American commander, iu a  China despatch of just three words  received at tho war department late  tbis afternoon, sent a thrill of  exultation aud expectancy throughout official quarters by announcing  liis arrival at Ho Si "Wu only 33  miles from Pekin last Thursday.  The last heard from him before  this was at Yang Tsun which had  been captured after a hard fight,  aud word of his movements since  then had been eagerly awaited.  On Thursday he was 18 miles beyond Yang Tsun. Lang Fang, the  place where the ill-fated Seymour  "expedition met its fate and turned  back, had been left behind. The  battle of Yang" Tsun was fought on  the sixth and the advance on Ho Si  Wu was accomplished on the ninth,  a march of 18 miles in three days.  . This was four days ago, and afc tho  same rate of progress Chaffee is  even now fairly within striking distance of the walls of Pekin. It is a  consummation which the war  department had awaited calmly,  aud, stirring . as the news  was that the American force  was,now nearing the gates of the  imperial city, secretary Root and  adjutant general Corbin evinced no  surprise as it accorded wifch calculations, although the advance has  been more rapid than was expected.  The despatch from Chaffee, which  contained so much in so few words  was as follows:  . "Che-Foo, August 13.���Arrived  -Ho Si AVu yesterday. (Signed) Chaffee."  Word of the advance soon spread  throughout tho officials' quarters.  In the enthusiasm of the moment  a report got abroad that .this was  ^the day for the actual arrival at  Pekin. But the war department  -had.uot a'word of the advance be-  yond'Ho Si Wu. At- the rate of  progress, six miles a day, made from  Yang Tsun to Ho Si Wu, about 24  ��� miles .would, have been covered m  ��� the last four-days, and.up. to,today,  this would still leave the international forces nine miles from Pekin.  Viewed from any standpoint the  adv-**ice to Ho Si Wu' was of the  utuic>st importance nofc only strategically, but also iu showing that  communication was open back to  Che-Foo, that the expected opposition from the Chinese hordes had  not been suflicient to prevent the  steady forward movement and in  the influence it would exert upon  the Chinese government. Brief as  the dispatch is, ib contains much  information beyond that specifically  contained in its few words. Although it is not stated what force  has arrived, the war department  accepts ifc to mean that this is the  international force which first took  Pei Tsang and then Yang Tsun.  lt has gone steadily forward along  the leffc bank of the Pei river, keep-  |���=-ingon-the:maiu-road-which-sku'ts  the river bank.  Afc Yang Tsung the railway  crosses the river aud branches off  to the west. '..-Now the forces have  left the railway far in the rear and  are depending upon the highway  and the river.  Ho Si Wu is a place of considerable size and the largest town between Tien-Tsin and Ching Chia  Wan. The latter place and Tung  Chow are the two cities of considerable size in the line of advance  after leaving Ho Si Wu.  As ifc has taken five days for general Chaffee to report the; advance  to Ho Si Wu, it is evident that wire  communication is not open to the  front. This was hardly to be expected, and the safe arrival of the  message afc least shows that a  certain measure of communication  is open.  Shortly after this despatch  arrived, another message from  general Chaffee, far more lengthy,  gave the melancholy result of the  Yang Tsung battle. The casualty  .list was given in detail with the  additional, information that the  dead had been buried at Yang Tsun,  and that the wounded had been  gent back to the hospital at Tien-  Tsin.  ���The reply of the United States  government to China's overtures of  peace was made public early in the  day, showing the firm and final  -position that had been taken.  Ifc developed during the day that  the reference to "the powers"  employed in the American reply  was not without a distinct meaning,  Exchanges between the various  powers have been going on con-,  stantly, and as a result the officials  had the satisfaction of knowing  late in the day that the position  of the United States had the approval and support of all the great  powers.  Several of the foreign representatives, including baron Speck von  Stcrnbeig, the German charge d'af-  faires, and Mr. de Woolant, the  Russian charge d'affaires, had extended conferences with Mr Adee  during the afternoon. This added  to the assurance of unanimity a-  niong the powers.  5 pairs.  GUN CLUB'S ANNUAL SHOOT  Next Saturday's Program.  The second annual slioot ��� of the  Nelson Gun Club will take place on  Saturday next, commencing at 1  o'clock. The program for the  match is' as follows: ���  Corby Cup competition, 20 singles, open to members only.  Sweepstake, 50 cents entrance,  divided 50 per cent, 30 per cent and  20 per cent, 5 singles, open to all'  comers.  President's medal, 15 singles, for  members only.  Miss aud out, 50 cents entrance,  divided 00 per cent and-40 per cent,  open to all comers.  Patrons' medal, 10 singles and  for members only.   "  Sweepstake, 50 cents entrance,  divided 50 per cent, 30 per cent and  20 per cent, 5 singles, use both barrels, open to, all comers.  Sweepstake, 50 cents entrance,  divided 50 per cent, 30 per cent and  20 per cent; five singles and-three  pair, open to all comers.  All events save No. 4 and" No. 7  to. be class, shooting. The president's prize is a handsome gold  medal valued at $15, donated by  Dr. Hall. The patron's medal is  also'a $15 gold medal donated-by  James Lawrence. Iu future the  ���weekly club practices will be held  on Friday* afternoons, commencing  at 5 o'clock.. The first practice under the amended rule takes place  next Friday. (.        ...  Concession Forfeited..  "Managua, Nicaragua,. August 13.  ���El Comercio of this city, confirming today the report of the forfeiture of the inter-oceanic canal company's concession, says: "We understand that the government of4 Nicaragua has officially informed the  Inter-oceanic Canal Company, the  Eyrie-Cragin syndicate, that its  concession was annulled on the  third instant in consequence of the  company's failure to deposit $400,  000 in gold/;   Fire on Atlantic Steamer.  . New York, August 13.���The  White Star liner Cymric, whicli  came up to her dock in this city at  an early hour" today and landed her  373 passengers, had a terrible experience while crossing the Atlantic. At noon on Sunday, August  5fchrwhenthebig-vessel_was-nine5"  teen hours out from Queenstown,  fire was discovered in the cargo  forward hold, and it raged until  midnight on Monday, when it was  reported under Control.  Cuban Bandit Killed.  Santiago de Cuba, August 13.���  Parejita, the well known bandit,  was killed today at Palma, Siriano,  about twenty(miles from Santiago.  He was shot by a corporal of the  rural. guard under command of  colonel Vaillan. The outlaw, who  was a Cuban mulatto, had been  terrorizing the country for several  years and had committed numerous  murders.  England Offers a Loan.  London, August 14.���The British government, according to a  Shang-Hai reporter of the Times,  has offered ��75,000 at four and a  half per cent to tbe viceroy of Wu  Chang,, province of Hu Pe, on the  Yang Tse Kiang for the payment  of the provincial troops.  Famous Chess Player Dead.       .  New York, August 13.���The announcement has just been made of  the death on Sunday, at the Manhattan state hospital of this city,  of William Sfceinitz, the chess  player. The deceased was born in  Prague on May 18th, 1837.  Eoyalty on American Yacht.  : London, August 13.���The prince  and princess of Wales, duke and  duchess of York and princess Victoria of Wales today visited Mrs.  Ogden Goelets' steam yacht Nahma  at Cowes. >  Ammunition Sunning Low.  London, August 14.���All the  small arm ammunition used by the  allies will be in accordance with  the recommendation of the peace  conference, none being explosive or  expanding. The drain of China  and South Africa upon England's  stores is so great that every private firm has been enlisted to help  the government supply the demand, and to restore the reserve,  SITUATION  IS  DESPERATE  Latest Chinese Intelligence.  London, August 14���4 a. m.���The  British consul at Canton, says the  Daily Telegraph's correspondent  there, has received the following  message, dated August 6th, from  sir Claude MacDonald, the British  minister at Pekin:  " Our situation here is desperate.  In ten days our food supply will be  at an end. Unless we are relieved  a general massacre is probable. The  Chinese offer to escort us to Tien-  Tsin, but, rememberiug Cawnpore,  we refuse the offer.. There are over  200 European women and children  in this legation.  The Shang-Hai correspondent of  the Daily Express, wiring yesterday, says: "The allies at noon yesterday were within twenty miles of  Pekin."  General Chaffee's report, which is  the only authentic news received  here regarding the advance, located  the international forces about forty  miles from Pekin on Friday, and it  seems probable that the Shang-Hai  report is optimistic. It is scarcely  likely that the allies could advance  twenty miles in so many hours.  A Yang Tsung dispatch', dated  .August J7th, giving details regarding the capture of the place, says:  "The Russians and French held the  left, the British the left centre, the  Americans the right centre and  the Japanese the extreme right.  The British and-' Americans advanced on the village at a rapid  rate for 5000 yards under a severe  shell and rifle fire. ' The. Russians  opened,-and the British-American  advance became a , race for positions, culminating in a - brilliant  charge.  "The heaviest loss of the day was  sustained by the Americans, the  14th infantry having .nine killed,  sixty-two wounded and several  missing. The Bengal Lancers unsuccessfully attempted to cut off  the Chinese retreat." - ���  -Another -Yang Tsung "special  says: "Owing'to a~mistake the  British and Russian guns, shelled  tho 14th TJ. S. Infantry during" the  night, wounding ten."    v  Commenting on this occurrence  the Standard says : ".It ���is melancholy to learn that the losses of the  Americans, who seem to have borne  themselves with'conspicuous gallantry, were increased by a deplorable  error, in consequence of which one  of their regiments was pounded by  Russian and British cannon. The  incident emphasizes the necessity  of that close co-operation which is  not easily obtainable without a  single commander and a general  staff."  Official advices from Yokohama,  dated yesterday, say that the allies  propose to. advance on August 7th  to Nan Tsi Tsun, between Yang  Tsun aud Wu Seng. The Japanse  suffered no casualties at Yang  Tsun,  but the -official report says  th"ey-had-300-kilIedat"Pei"Tsangt   The Daily Mail's Sfc. Petersburg  correspondent declares that the  taking of Aigun has sealed the fate  of the rising in northeastern Manchuria;'  He adds:  " No prisoners were taken by the  Russians. Wholesale massacre was  the order of the day, and, when the  battle was over, .the Cossacks rode  over the field, killing the wounded  with the butt ends of their guns."  Once more the press of England  remarks upon the ability of the  American ^government to secure  news ahead of the rest of the  world.  "It is to general Chaffee," says  the Daily News, "fchat we are again  indebted for news from the front.  Not a single despatch from sir Alfred Gaselee has thus far been issued by the war office."  Commenting upon the American  reply to the Chinese overtures, the  Daily News says: "The reply is  more conciliatory than that of M.  Deleasse and in some respects it is  a little ambiguous. Still, its substance is the same. It may be observed that the United States government does not seem to separate  itself from the allies."-  which is much below par. All the  great ammunition firm's are working night and day in their efforts  to meet the government's wishes.  Bussia the Cause.  Tokio, August 13.���The opinion  is expressed in Japanese official  circles that Russia's occupation of  New-Chwarg justifies the dispatch  of British troops to Shang-Hai. It  is believed that the other powers  will be driven to take similar measures in other parts of China.  GRANBY SMELTER STARTS  <-    .     m__mmmmmmm___________^m *  Operated by Electricity.  . Grand Forks, August 13.���  [Special to The- Tribune.]���Today  witnessed the inauguration of operations at the^Granby smelter. The  event is not an unworthy one in  the history of Grand Forks * and is  being ��� fittingly celebrated. The  sampling mill commenced crushing-  ore this morning. ���'It has a capacity  of over 1000 tons per day. The  machinery worked' very smoothly.  S. Miner, the president, J. P.  Graves, the general manager, and  superintendent - Hodges received  many congratulations. The British  and American flags were hoisted at  the smelter in honor of the occasion.  vTonighfc.hundreds,'of electric lights  were turned on and the big reduction works are one blaze of light. ���  The furnaces .will be , blown in  within seven or eight * days.^. Their  joint,capacity will be about five  hundred tons per day. The motive  power is electrieifcy, which is generated" by a duplicate set of sixteen  inch turbine wheels, operating un- ���  der an effective head of water of  fiye feet. Adam was built across  the north" fork of Kettle river. - A  flume one mile long .carries the  water to the "power house where  "twelve hundred horse power is developed at low water. The saving,  as compared with steam power, is  estimated at' from $25,000 to $75,  009 per annum..  . A portion of this power will ultimately be transmitted to the various, mines of-,.the Miner-Graves  syndicate.. The smelter. will treat  the ores of the Knob'Hill, Old'Iron-  sides, Victoria, Majestic, City of  Paris and R. Bell mines. Its capacity within a year will be enlarged  to one thousand tons.per day. The  company has also secured a second  smelter site at Carson,. a point on  the international boundary line  about three miles west of Grand  Forks. *     The Day in the House.  Victoria, August 13���[Special to  The Tribune].���It was a dull day in  the legislature this afternoon. The  most important statement was that  of the finance minister, who said  the budget would* be down on  Thursday.- A resolution calling upon the Dominion ��� government to  make the naturalization act more  stringent, so as to prevent the Japanese from abusing it, was passed  bya-large^inajority. "ErVrBod^"  well, a prominent lawyer, had some  hot words with Joe Martin in the  railway committee today. Bod-  well interrupted Martin, who is  bitter against him on account of  political reasons. Mr Martin quoted rules to show that counsel,  though allowed to address the  committee, must not interrupt discussion by members, and Martin  'won his point. Curtis of Rossland  failed to*carry liis motion to restrict  the borrowing powers of railways  to the cost of building the road.  . Cascade Water Power Bought.  Grand Forks, August 13���[Special to The Tribune].���It is reported  on good authority that the B, C.  Mines in Summit camp has purchased the water power at Cascade.  The power is being developed by  the Cascade Water and Light Co.  The falls are capable of developing  twenty thousand horse power. The  principal owners of the B. C. mine  are Jas. Ross and Clarence J.  McCuaig, Montreal.  R. Bell Mine Bought.  Grand Forks, August 13���[Special to the Tribune].���According to  a record filed in the mining recorder's office, Jay P. Graves has secured a four-fifths in the R. Bell  mine in Summit camp, the consideration being $50,000. '  Ferrel in Prison.  Columbus, Ohio, August 13.���  Rosselyn Ferrel, the murderer of  express messenger Lane, will be  taken tomorrow morning to Nashville, Union county, in which his  crime was committed, for trial.  BRITISH SOLDIERS STARVE  Cursed by Bed Tape.  London, August 4.���[Correspondence of the Associated Press.]���A.  G. Hale, representative in South  Africa of the Daily News, is the  latest war correspondent to attack  the methods and the red tape of the  British war office.   He says:  "Let me tell you how our army  in South Africa is treated by' the  .incompetent people in the good city  of London. I pledge my word as a  man- and a journalist that every  written word is true. I will add  nothing nor detract from, nor set-  down aught in malice. If my statements are proved false then let me  be scourged with the tongue and  pen of scorn from every decent  Briton's home and hearth forever  after," for he who lies about his.  country at such an hour as this is,  of all traitors the vilest.  " I will deal now particularly  with the men who are acting under  the command of lieutenant general  Rundle. This good _ soldier and  courteous -gentleman lias to hold a  frontage line from Wilburg via  Senekal, almost to the borders of  Basutoland. His whole front,  extending nearly a hundred miles is  threatened constantly by an active,  dashing,-'-determined enemy, an  enemy who knows the country far  better than any English fox-liuntiug  squire knows the ground he hunts  oA*er season after season.  ."To hold this vast line intact  general Rundle has to march from  point to point, as his . scouts warn  him of the movements of the tireless foe.  "General Rundle's task is a col-  :ossal one, and any sane man would  ! think that ��� gigantic efforts would  ���be made to keep him amply supplied wifch food for his soldiers..  But such is not the case. The men  are absolutely starving. Many of  the infantry 'men are so weak that  they can barely stagger along under the weight of their soldierly  ���equipment. They are worn -to  shadows and move with weary,  listless", footsteps. People high up  "in authority may deny tliisj but he"  who denies it sullies the truth.  This is what the soldiers get to eat,  what they have been getting to eat  for a long time past and what they  are likely to get for a long time to  come unless England rouses herself  and bites to the bone the people  who are responsible for it:  " One pound of raw flour, which  the soldiers have to cook after a  hard day's march, is served out to  each man every alternate day.  Each day he eats one pound of biscuits. In this country there is no  fuel excepting a little ox dung dried  by the. sun. If a soldier is lucky  enough to pick up a little he can go  to the nearest water, of whicli there  is plenty, mix his cake without  yeast or baking powder and make  some sort of a wretched mouthful.  He. gets one, pound of- raw meat  daily, which nine times out of ten  he cannot cook, and there his supper ends.  "What has become of the rations  of rum, of sugar, of sugar, of tea, of  cocoa, of groceries generally? Ask  afc the snug little railway siding,  where the goods are stacked and  forgotten. Ask in the big stores in  Cape Town and other seaport  towns. Ask in your own country,  where countless thousands of  pounds' worth of foodstuffs lie rotting in the warehouses, bound up  and tied down with red tape banj  dages. Ask���yes, ask it, but  don't stop afc asking���damn  somebody high up in power.  Don'fc let some wretched underling  be made the scapegoat of this criminal state of affairs, for the taint of  this shameful thing rests upon you,  upon every Briton whose home,  privilege and prosperity are being  safeguarded by these famishing  men. The folk in authority will  probably tell you that general  Rundle and his splendid fellows are  so isolated that food cannofc be  obtained for them. I say that is  false."  Hale goes on to tell of a foraging  trip he and a fellow-correspondent  made 18 hours out of general Rundle's camp, without escort, securing plenty of supplies, and without  show of'molestation. He censures  the transport people for their lack  of activity.  Baptist Missions Demolished.  Hong Kong, August 13.���The  United States consul general here,  Mr. Wildman, has received a telegram   from   the    Baptist   mission  Tung, saying that three more  chapels have been demolished  and that there has been much  looting of missionary property. Tho  dispatch adds that an attempt was  made upon the life of the preacher  there, and the officials are taking  no action in the matter. The  troubles are attributed to the  " Vegetarian Society," so-called.  London Copper Market.  London, 'August' 13.���Copper  closed, spot, ��74, 8s.. 9d.; futures,  ��74, 17s., 0d.; market firm.  PUBLIC SCHOOLS REOPENED  Prospects for the Session.  The central and Hume addition  schools reopened for the fall session  yesterday after the six weeks summer vacation. At the central the  attendance was comparatively light  and the day's work was largely j  confined to arranging the classes  for the session. Principal Soady  has a class of seven pupils in high  school work and others will probably take up this work. The  teaching   staff  is   unchanged save  ���. *.f  '*���*���*,  ..-���JI  ���3.  ���Itf'T'  V��t-T  that Miss Annie  O'Reilly's place  division IV.  At   the   Hume  principal Clayton  Rath takes Miss  " in   charge    of  addition school  opened with an,  excellent attendance and-the prospect is that the attendance -during  the session will be large .enough to  entitle the school ,to an additional  teacher.  The , government has '* been  petitioned to place the"' central  school here under the control of the  city, recommendations to this effect  having been made by the trustees  and the city council. An indication of the> government's policy is  looked for at an early date.  Greenwood-Ore Shipments.  Greenwood,' August 13.���For the  month ending'today the ore shipments from the Old Ironsides and  Knob Hill mines to - the Granby  smelter total about 4,500 tons. The  'first carload shipment.of the Buck-  horn, of Deadwood camp, was sent  today to Trail. The return of the"  initial shipment car, from tbe Sunset, of the same camp, of ore taken  from the 200 foot.Ievel ran slightly  under $20 to the ton, principally in'  gold. The returns-are considered  excellent.   St. Eugene Shipments.  Moyie, August 13. ��� Messrs.'  Gooderham, Blaekstock and party  reached here last'night and examined the Sfc. Eugene mine which is  controlled by them. The St. Eugene  in the month' of July shipped 2396  tons of ore, and, it is claimed, produced more lead during that month  than any.other silver lead mine in  the United States ' or Canada  excepting the Silver King of Utah.  Machadodorp Evacuated,  London, August 14.���The Boers  have left Machadodorp, according  -to-the-Lorenzo-Marquez correspond-"  ent of the Daily Mail, and occupied  Waterval Onder in force. A considerable portion of commandant  general Louis Botha's camp and  stores at Dalmanthua was destroyed by fire on; Sunday. According to another special dispatch,  Barberton has been proclaimed the  new seat of the Transvaal government.  Many Rebels Killed.  Kingston, Jamaica, August 13.���  There was heavy fighting last week  south of Cartagena, Colombia.  The rebels lost heavily, aud  retreated. Writers describe the  sufferings of the people as very great.  One says that a disorder resembling bubonic plague has developed  afc Panama., So many were killed  in the last battle at Panama that  some of the bodies had to be  burned.    _^_^  0. P. B. Declares Dividends.  Montreal, August 13.���At a  meeting of the board of directors  of the C. P. R., held today, a dividend of two per cent on the preference stock and two and a half per  cent on the common stock for the  half year which ended on June 30th  lasfc was declared, payable on the  1st of October.  Federal .Revenue for July.  Ottawa, August 11.���The statement of the revenue of Canada for-  July, the first month of the fiscal  year, shows a total of $3,900,230, an  increase of $587,698 over the same  month of last year. The expenditure was $2,018,453, an increase of  $204,647, or a net betterment in the  IO ~ "'     m.  '- r. i .  of   Swafcow,   province  of Kwang I finances of $314,051.  WAGES RAISED BY COUNCIL:           *- ���<_  Last Night's Session.  At last night's meeting of the city-  council a deputation consisting of ���  W. M. Allen, S. Thompson and J."  Lougheed, representing the men*  employed as street masons and:.;  mason's helpers on the city work;?*,  addressed the members requesting^  that this class of labor be paid'.'$33 .t^  per day. instead of $2.50, the^ rate;,  paid ordinary laborers. Mr. Allen v. _  acted as spokesman for the delega-.:/,",'!^  tion, and pointed out to the council?'&<$_%  that street masons had a  difficult and' arduous task to  charge " than ordinary laborers,-!-/.s^j  besides which their occupation* ���-'Vf^  called for more skill and intelligence \ /M  than that which -was paid at the^'l��'$t  rate' of $2,50 .per day. Mr. Allefr': ���'-'���;&  added that he had worked >withV.>p||  pick and shovel for the city andr%fl  was perfectly satisfied with'. thVj/^t|  rate of wages paid for that '-tvork/^t^  The aldermen agreed thatvthe^l^  street masons were entitled to anit4'?^  increase, and their request for'a*$3vK"  wage wa9 acceded to. 'Three merif^  only are affected by the increase:^/^.^  The finance committee's report emy&jjjf1-  braced the usual monthly' accbunts^gjsf  in addition to which the'committee'^'rl^  recommended 'that the city ^ should'^*^!  control the supply of electric lamps,^||f  used in the city and -that.in'futurei-j@p|:  orders or requisitions 'be. required%5^1  ,in ordering materials and,:supplies'^r��:^  for the use of the corporation.'- The7��'��t|  aldermen agreed .that some .steps ViijpT  should be taken to preventcbnsum-7'-w:M.  ers from' using, lights-of, -highef^1/^  power than those paid before,�� brit��5?ji|  decided to leave the matter of��,de-7e3i|^  a plan'/to meet the ,wantV*t<!#  vising  The recoui-  '_P<  purchasing material^'jjffi  **>rz_i___  '���si  1  -4  over to a future date,  mendation for  by requisition was adopted.    ,  , ,     y ___  Petitions for sidewalks on,FrqntJ>-y��ij  and Hall streets were read and"'-ro-T^-^r  ferred to the board of works. ~/,Y' ^>J&$$  C. R. Gilbert, i secretary .of-*$he^&  board of provincial - fire "insurance^^f  underwriters, drew the attention iOf^fi|  the city,council to the fact that'the J^sjg  tramway, company' had.!, nqVBuiarclfe^^i  wires' on each,��� side -of'''its' trblley^^si  wire to prevent other- wires.falling/!;  across the' trolley wire'.and-'thus^Sv^  causing a short circuit to buildings7 7^  along the line of- the.tramway. vTho\,^|  Underwriters pointed out-that^a^ft***  hazardous risk was caused' by^tbis -"//ji��.  lack of guard wires and requested ''S\  that action be taken by the' council. The city clerk was instructedU-j/'  ;to write the tramway company andJ ^1  request".rthe'm "to provide "> guardf"��^���  wires as suggested.  A     communication^.- from s<-the  board of trade was read requesting ^S-f I  the council to co-operate in a re- i -v*��l  ception to the earl of Minto,' gover-"  nor-general of-Canada, on his return from the Yukon.  Aldermen Arthur anfl Morrison  moved that the city extend an invitation to his excellency to visit  Nelson and be the guest of' the  corporation while in the city.  Carried., It is expected that the  visit of the governor-general will  -be-made about September-20th.        -.  Aldermen Hall and Arthur  moved that a six-foot sidewalk be ,  . laid on the east side of Josephine  street, from the rear of the Methodist church to Carbonate street.  Carried.  Alfred Hine recently purchased  the city stables, the intention of  the council at the time of the sale  being that the city should build  new stables in the park reservation. The how stables wereT never  built, and now Mr. Hine wishes the  council to vacate the building or  pay a rental of $10 per month. It  was resolved that the purchase  money, $25, bo extended Mr. Hine.  Alderman Irvine drew the attention of the council to the condition  of the city wharf, a considerable  section of the deck of which has  floated away during the high  water.  On motion of aldermen McKillop  and Wilson the city engineer was  authorized to repair the wharf and  post notices warning all drivers to  proceed no faster than a walk on  the wharf. This wa.s carried, the  understanding being that if the 7  latter regulation is not observed  conveyances would be barred from  the wharf altogether.  The city engineer asked the coun- 7  cil to determine what rate of wages/ 7  should be paid men employed on;'-��!  street work who might be called:t$$i...  upon to drill and blast .when'.rocktiflff  was found in laying water ah&��7|?t|  sewer pipes. . It was resolved' tbit ^|jK  the regular rate of $2.50 should ap--;^ip!J  m  ply in all cases where the work was:*  of a mixed character. ���V,.\>vf^  The bylaws introduced at the^  previous meeting were advanced to|S  the final stage, y��x?.  ���m  ���SUM  7*!l  t^7j.^^i^______.  5i> '  >��.,, i * .uf, ,%:   ;J��_.s*-ti-\ ^*_&SK_\3s?* -VS^S  :7.^ati  :.:.v.;'Kv:j,$j|  ���7S.7-a#  <?r'S.& _____**?  vtSfM^ls^m  t, 2\iW^fiit__2_(.i_   _*__.T-...    _1&.J THE TRIBUTE: KELSON B. C TUESDAY AUGUST 14. 1900  __Z-_*  TO SPOKANE  AND REPUBLIC  Reduction in Long Distance Rates. Use the  Kootenay Lake Company's Lines.  OTHER  BATES   PROPORTIONATELY  LOW.  ffl  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  '%  ICB CREAM  FREEZERS  WE HAVE THEM SMALL  ENOUGH TO MAKE HALF  PINT OR AS LARGE AS  YOU WANT THEM   m  B  WE   ARE   CLEANING   THEM  OUT   AT  REDUCED  PRICES.  WEST BAKER STREET,  Nelson, British Columbia.  Brothers  Successors to tho Vancouver Hardware Company.  i'f_..  m  #  HUDSON'S BAY  COMPANY*  .INCORPORATED 1670.  If You Brink Whiskey  Always Pet the Best  0. & W.  1884  Special  Eye  Whiskey WMm Whisksy  PUREST AND MOST PALATABLE.  reserve. Tbis will but be carrying  out the original intention of the  government in making the park  reserve. A very enjoyablebreathing  spot can be made of the present  reserve, but as matters stand the corporation cannot legally make the  expenditures necessary. The third  matter which is to be taken up is  the carrying out of the wish of the  citizens to secure control of the  public school. This request, is  coupled with the suggestion that  the government convey block 49 to  the city for school purposes and  that a grant of $15,000 be made for  the building of a necessary high  school.   '   The inland revenue department  has issued circulars to the' effect  that steps will be taken to enforce  the provisions of the Adulteration  Act, and that baking powders are  now defined as "food." The circular states that a systematic collection of baking powders will be  made in December, when proceedings will be instituted against all  vendors of baking powders found-  to contain alum. ' It will now rest  I with the local dealers' to ascertain  what baking powders do not contain alum, and get rid of' those  that do before December.  I  the Rev. Spencer Lewis of the West  China mission. The message, which  came from Shang-Hai, was to the  effect that the missionaries who  left Chung King about ten days  ago, had arrived safely at Shang-  Hai on tho 13th instant. This message was received with relief, as  Chung King is some 1500 miles up  the Yang Tse Kiang river and is a  very dangerous place. Of all the  missionaries now in China under  thoJ direction of the Methodist  society, the only ones supposed to be  still in danger are those iu Pekin,  Avho number eighteen. So far  none of the Methodist missionaries  are known to have been killed.  Robert Speer, one of the secretaries of the Presbyterian board of  foreign missions, received a" cable  despatch today from Charles F.  Johnson, M.D. It was dated from  the German city of Tsintau and  was as follows: " Ichowfu looted."  This is in tho province of Shan  Tung. The property of the Presbyterian mission there is estimated to  have been worth about $20,000.  The buildiugs included two hospitals. The missionaries themselves  escaped from Ichowfu to Tsintau  some time ago.  Fires Out at Last.  Tawas City, Michigan, August  13.���The forest fires throughout;  Iosco county are quenched. At least  twenty farm buildings have been  destroyed, besides fences aud crops.  A conservative estimate of the  damage by fire in the county last  week is placed at $100,000.  ��� ������ ������������.- /j  League Games.  - Hartford 5, Toronto 1.  Cleveland 8, Buffalo 7.  Providence 6, Syracuse 5.  Springfield 0, Montreal 5.  Pittsburg 4, New York 7.  Cincinnati 4, Brooklyn 0.  Chicago 7, Boston 1.  Chicago 0, Boston 4.  Worcester���Rochester���no game,  rain.    Kruger Did Not Contribute.  New York, August 13.���Touching a dispatch from Pretoria  printed in London under date of  August 10th, in which it was.  stated that president Kruger is  contributing between $2,500,000.  and $3,000,000 to the election fund  of   W. J.   Bryan,   and   also ��� that.  y^5^^^^^**^-^^^!^*^^^^^^^^C:^^^��E<r^ 7^^__i^f9i9^t9f9^f9i9^T9f9i9^t9T9t9t9r9t9^^i9^^  Xif  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  to  to  to  to  to  xti  ffl  IRVINE &; CO.  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  & CO.  xti  ffl  iti  iti  iti  iti  ffl  iti  iti  to  ffl]  to'  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  Mr  S    S''>'-S'S'-l'^'Sl-^'-8'S'-{>,St'&'>'a'S'>'&'S       0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0-0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.)**___  0'0-079-0'0'0.'0?0v9'0-0T_9'*���'"^T9. 0'0.-0;0.   ^P^5???C?C?I?CC!?��vCf ft???1?1?1?1*!'  Webster DavisJiad received-, $125,-  ;000 from.the same source as a contribution for the Democratic campaign fund/Charles D. Pierce, cou-  isul-geueral and treasurer of the  Boer fundi and Plauter Weissels,  special commissioner of the South  African Republic in this city, today gave a denial to both state-,  ments.  HUGH   \\   CAMERON  Wholesale  Houses  NELSON  B.C.  TO   __.__._C  Furnished houso with five rooms, $30 per month.  LIFE  AND  FIRE  INSURANCE  Money to loan on the installment plan.,  Gre:it West Life Assuranco Company.  $1.25 per Bottle  $11.25   per Case  ions to tbe Trade  Bay Stores  SKhe g&rttmng.  Another effort is being made by  the city council to straighten out  several unsettled matters of business between the corporation and  the provincial  government.     The  first of these is the matter of title  to the foreshore or so much of it as  has not been already acquired by  the Canadian Pacific railway.   The  matter of the vesting in the city of  the title to the foreshore,  east of  Ward streot, was brought to the  attention   of  the   Semlin government last year, but before any decision was reached on the question  the    government    was    defeated.  This    matter    has     now     been  laid     before     the     present    administration,1 and   in    the    event  of    favorable   consideration    the  city  will    come    into   possession  of what will some day be a valuable,  asset.   Another matter which.will  be urged upon the government will  be the vesting in the corporation of  the    title  to    the   present  park  Strike on the Quilp.'  Some wonderfully rich ore has  been found in the Quilp, but its extent is still unknown, says a Republic,      Washington,      dispatch.  Work is progressing satisfactorily.  The manager is in fine spirits and  he has good cause for it in the excellent condition of the mine.   Recent   assays   have   run    into   the  thousands.   All the machinery of  the. Tom Thumb. compressor plant  is    in    place    and    in    complete  running   order.       The    sump    is  being cleaned out, and tomorrow  morning everything will be in readi-  -ness-to-prosecute-work-on���a���much-  more extensive scale than has been  possible before.   The   station   has  been timbered and drifting will be  pushed both north and south on the  ledge, in the new shaft.    A crosscut  will also be pushed to connect with  the drift in the old workings from  the   bottom   of the 150-foot level.  The mine is looking as well as its  most ardent friends could desire.  5000 Shares Molly Gibson Stock for Sale  H. R. CAMERON  Baker. Street, Nelson. Agent and Appraiser.  AND AMATEUR  PHOTOGRAPHERS'  SUPPLIES OF  ALL KINDS.  CANADA MUG  & BOOK CO.  NELSON, B. C.  REAL ESTATE AND  INSURANCE AGENTS.  CRATED AND MINERAL WATERS;  THORPE & CO., LlMlTKD.-Corner Vernon  and Cedar streets, Nelson^ manufacturers  of- and wholesale dealors in aerated waters and  fruit syrups. Sole agents for Halcyon Springs  mineral water.   Tolophone 00.  ASSAYERS*   SUPPLIES.  TTT F. TEETZEL & CO.-Cornor Baker and  vv. ���   Josephine streets, Nelson, wholosalo dealers in   assayers supplios.  Agents for Denver  Fire Clay Co. of Denver, Colorado.  CIGARS.  T*rOOTENAY CIGAR MANUFACTURING  **��� CO.-Corner Baker and Hall streets, Nol  son, manufacturers of "Royal Seal" and "Kooto  nay Belle" brands of cigars.   COMMISSION MERCHANTS;  .XT J. EVANS Sc CO.-Baker street, Nelson  '**���   wholesalo    dealers   in   liquors,    cigars.'  cement, fire brick and fire clay, water pipejand  steel railB. and general commission merchants.  ELECTRICAL   SUPPLIES.  KOOTENAY ELECTRIC SUPPLY & CONSTRUCTION COMPAN Y-Wholesaledeal-  ors 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 ��� Kootenny Points.  Grain elevators at all principal points on Calgary-  Edinonton It. R. Mills at Victoria, New Westminster, and Edmonton. Alberta.  TIAYLOR  ���*���   streot,  P.  Agents for J. & J. TAYLOR SAFES  Bogustown)   Fairview   Addition.  ALEX STEWART  Calgary Bottled Beer  Second to none on the market.  For sale by the  single bottle, the dozen or tho barrel  1250 shares of Athabasca  for  Sale  at  a   Bargain.  Nelson Wine Company.  -Telephone 93. Fjiank-A.-Tamblvn, Managcr.-  Cast for the Mikado.  The executive committee of tho  Nelson Operatic Society met yesterday in connection with the production  of  Gilbert ��� &    Sullivan's  light opera Mikado.     It was decided to put on the Mikado during  the first week in October under the  conductorship of Herr Steiner.   A  provisional cast was arranged, the  understanding being that the list is  open to change if a rearrangement  is thought desirable.     The parts  were temporarily allotted  as follows:   Freeman Lake, Mikado;   J.  Lochore, Nanki-Poo;   George  Williamson, Koko; C. B. Winter,  Poo-  Bah;   R. Brown,   Pish-Tush;   Mrs.  Melville S. Parry, Yum-Yum; Mrs.  W. A. Macdonald, Petti-Sing; Miss  Bensusan, Pee-Bo; and Mrs. M. S.  Davys, Katisha. - Owing to other  duties H.  B. Haines resigned the  treasurership   and  was   succeeded  by J.  0. T. Crofts.   L. B. Hodge  was appointed manager of properties.   The first rehearsal is to be  held on Monday next.  Methodist Missionaries Safe.  New York, August 13.���Dr. A.  B. Leonard, corresponding secretary  IIH��l��nninmimtnTTT;iiTiiiimT^nmny  JUST   ARRIVED  A Car Load of  Allen's Apple Cider.  THORPE & CO.  -"TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTYTTT.il..  ALEX STEWART  R. REISTERER & CO.  BREWERS AND BOTTLERS OV  -   FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  Prompt and regular  delivery to the trade  Brewery at Nelson  St. JOSEPH'S SCHOOL  NELSON. B. C.  A boarding and day school conducted by the  Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace. It is situated at  the corner of Mill and Josephine streets in one of  the best residential portions of. Nelson, and is  easily accessible from all parts of the city.  , The courso of study includes the fundamental.  and higher branches of thorough English riuca-  tion: Business course���bookkeeping, stenography and typewriting. Science course���music:'  vocal and instrumental, drawing, etc. Plain arc  and needlework, etc. _  For terms and particulars apply to the Sister  Superior.  DISSOLUTION   OF   PARTNERSHIP.  Notice is hereby given that tho partnership  heretofore existing between Ed waid C. Cordingly and A. W. Purdy, carrying on business as  Furniture Dealers, in tho City of Nelson, under  tho name, style and Arm of the Nelson Furniture  Company, has this day been dissolved by mutual  consent. Riohard W.Day of Nelson, B. C, accountant, has beon appointed receivo.- to wind  up tho affairs of the Ilrm, to whom all accounts  due the Arm must be paid, and all claims against  tho Arm should be sent.  Witness:  E. C.^CORpINGLY,  BOUGHT AND SOLD  Referendum Treasury Stook  Richelieu. 1000  FOR SALE.  Six-room houso, Hume Addition, $850.  A complete sot of tinner's tools.  A good shack.  CALL ON  H. A. Prosser  BROKER, WARD STREET  J. E. ANNABLE  GENERAL BROKER  Three dwelling houses ,     sale on easy.terms.,  One lot  on  Stanley  street, opposite Royal  hotel, for sale at a bargain.  One seven-roomed house and one three-room  house for rent.  See ANNABLE  MONEYTQ LOAN  AT 7 PER CENT  ON BUSINESS PROPERTY  FEED.&  PRODUCE   CO.���Baker  ��i)   Nolson   (George   F.   Motion's old  stand).   Flour, Feed, Grain, Hay and Produce'  Car .lots a specialty.   Correspondence, solicited.  Phone 26.   FRESH AND SALT HEATS.  BURNS 8c   CO.���Baker  street,   Nelson,  wholesale dealers in fresh and oured meats.  Cold storage.  ���-   GROCERIES.  A MACDONALD & CO.-Corner Front and  ��� . Hall ��� , streets, wholesale grocers and  jobbers in blankets, gloves, mitts, boots, rubbers;  mackinaws and miners' sundries.   KOOTENAY SUPPLY   COMPANY,   LIMITED���Vernon   street, Nelson,   wholesale  grocers. .   TOHN CHOLDITCH & CO.-Front street, Nel-  **    son, wholesale grocers.   "Ci R. STEWART & CO.���Warehouses on C. P.  ������ ��� R. track/ foot of Stanley street. Nelson,  wholesale dealers in provisions, produce and-  fruits. Cold storage. Agents Armour Sc Co.'s'  bacon, hams, lard and other produots. -  T Y. GRIFFIN &- CO.���Front street, Nelson,  %J. wholesalo dealers In provisions, cured  meats, butter and eggs.   HARDWARE. AND. MINING SUPPLIES.  H BYERS & CO.���Corner Baker and Josephine  ��� . streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers in hard-'  ware and. mining supplies. Agents for Giant  Powder Co.   LAWRENCE. HARDWARE COMPANY-  Baker St., Nelson, wholesale, dealers -in  hardware and mining supplies, and water and  plumbers' supplies.   LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  ���TIURNEB, BEETON Sc CO.-Corner Vernon  ���*��� and Josephine streets, Nelson, wholesale  dealers in liquors, cigars and dry goods. Agents  for Pabst Brewing Co. of Milwaukee and Cal-  gary Brewing Co. of Calgary.   ��� POWDER,^CAPS_ AND_FUSE. ___  HAMILTON POWDER COMPANY-Baker  street, Nelson, manufacturers of dynamite,  sporting, stumping and black blasting powders,  wholesalo dealers in caps and fuse, and electric  blasting apparatus.  SASH AND DOORS.  NELSON SAW AND PLANING MILLS,  LIMITED���Corner Front and Hall streets,  Nelson, manufacturers of and'wholosale dealers  in sash and doors; all kinds of factory work made  to order.   '���������.���  TENTS   AND   AWNINGS.  NELSON TENT AND AWNING FACTORY-  Baker streot, 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 (n wines (case and bulk,  and domestic and imported cigars.  Charles St. Barbe  Stock and Share Broker  General Agent  E. P. Whalley, d.P.  NOTARY PUBLIC  Office with C. W. West & Co., corner Hall and.  Baker streets.  City offlce of the Nelson Sodawater Faotory.  Saw&  ipis, 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.ll aqd Front Streets  Factory Hall Street Crossing C. P. R. Track  Mills Hall Street Wharf  Kootenay Steam Laundry  BLOMBERC & SWEDBER.C  PROPRIETORS  THE ATHABASCA GOLD MINE, LIMITED  ���  " .    ..   (In Liquidation.)  '  SHARE   CAPITAL   ��200,  ����v  The only steam laundry in Nelson employing union labor  A. LARSON, Manager  J. HI. LUDWIC  Manufacturers of and  dealers in Harness, Pack  and Stock Saddles. Apara-  joos. Collars, Bridles and  Whips.  Nelson Harness Shop  HaU Street, Nelson.  I give notice that the agreement for tho trans-  fiff  for of .the assets ot tlio old company to tho new  nnan:  u toi  0__W^S_Le__t_m_C_o_.  COAL!      WOOD!  $6.15  Hard Coal  Anthracite  $9.65  Crow's Nest  Coal  XDELI*VE3REir>  AGENTS IMPERIAL OIL COMPANY, Ltd.  No order can be accepted unless accompanied  hy cash. ���  Office:  Corner of Hall        TCI CDIlflllE   Vi  and Bakor Streets. ICLCrnUnX  OO.  COSTELLO'S EXPRESS  AND TRANSFER  Baggage and express moved to any part of tho  city;  Special attention given to hoavy teaming.  Offlce corner Victoria and Ward streets. Tolophone 192. W. A. COSTELLO, Manager.  Lethbridge Gait Coal  The best value for the money In the market  for all purposes.  terms oabh     W. P. Tikrnkt, General Agent  Telephone 147.    Office with C. D. J. Christie.  -A..   JfULSTST J��3.A.:D.  of the Methodist missionary society,   V^thWAy ori&TCW at  today received a* cablegram from J th�� City of Nelson.  Apply O. 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.  A. R. BARROW, A.M.I.C.E.  PROVINCIAL  LAND_ SURVEYOR  Corner Viotoria and Kootenay Streets.  P. O. Box 669. TELEPHONE NO, 95  DR. ALEX FORIN  Office: Houston Block.  ARCHITECTS.  THWART & CARRIE���Architects.    Rooms 7  J-J   and 8 Aberdeen block, Baker street, Nelson..  ENGINEERS.  QHARLES PARKER���Mining and milling en-  Contracting Painters, Decorators, Paperhangers.  Full line of wall paper, mouldings, oto,  Kalso-  mining and Tinting.  Strictly first-class work.  Estimates furnished.  Residence Mill Streot,   "KT'E'T Qfiltf    R   f!  Opposite School House   M.E-.L-DU.W, Dm \J.  &  FRATERNAL   SOCIETIES.  NELSON LODGE. NO. 23, A. F. & A. M.  Meets second Wednesday in eaoh month.  Sojourning brethren invited.  KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS��� Nelson Lodge, No,  25,Knights of Pythias, meets in I. O. O. F.  laker and Kootenay streets, every  iv evening at 8 o'olock.   Vis'tine. Knights  oordialfy invited to attend.   F. J. Bradley, C. C.  Hall, corner.  Tuesday evening at 8 o'olock.  J. A. Paquette, K. cf R. & S.  gineer.  West Baker street. Nelson.  igt  NELSON L. O. L., No. 1692, meets in I. O. O. F.  Hall, oorner Baker and Kootonay streets,         ot       . ...   _. ...  1st and 3rd Friday  brethern cordially invited.  eaoh month.   Visitini  d.   R. Robinson, W. M.  W. Crawford. Recording-Secretary. _.   "M-ELSON M-VW, Number 22, Fraternal Order  ���*' of Eagles, meets every second and fourth  Wednesday ineach month In Fraternity HaU.  Visiting brethren welcome. W. GosnelL Presl  dent.  Charles Prosser. Secretary.  To tiik Canadian Shareholders :  Special resolutions for liquidation and rccon-.  struction wore passed at an Extraordinary General Mooting, held on the 18th of May last, and  confirmed at a further meeting on tho Sth Juno  last, and in conformity therewith, a new company has been registered undor the nauio of Tho  Atliabasca.Gold Mine, Limited, having a capital  of ��100,000 in ordinary shares of ��1 rach.  I give notice that tli  for of .the assets ot th .     .  . ._  company, which was submitted to and approved  by the said Extraordinary General Meeting, has  now been executed and is dated the 18th Juno,  l'KK). Holders of shares in the old company are  entitled to claim as of right, an allotment of ono  share in the new company, with 17s. per share  credited as: having been paid up thereon, for  every two shares hold by them or to which thoy  were entitled in the old company, providing thoy'  agree to pay up the balance of 3s. per share on  each of such new shares.  Shareholders registered on the books of the old.  company have received blanks or  forms   on  which to make  application  for the shares to  wliich they aro entitled to apply for, and which  must be received hore and be in my hands, together with the Is. per share payable on application not later than 18th August, 1900.   Sharehold-. ���  ers who do not make application by this da to wil  _loso_a]l_theirjntercst_in_ tho_ company.   Holdors._  of dollar shares of tho Athabasca Gold Alining'  Company, Limited Liability, who havo not converted their script into ��1 sterling shares of tho  Athabasca Gold Mine, Limited, which is now in  liquidation, are advised to pend these promptly  to this offlce for conversion, that they may receive  the necessary blanks in timo to comply with the  above notice and fo retain their interest in the  property. E. NELSON FELL, Managor.  TRADES   UNIONS.  NELSON MINERS' UNION NO. 96, W. F. of  M.���Meets in minors' union rooms, northeast corner Victoria and Kootonay streets, every  Saturday evening at 8 o'clock. Visiting members welcome. M. R. Mo watt. Prosidont. .Tames  Wilkes, Secretary. Union- Sc.u.ij of Wagks  koii Nelson District���Por shift, machino  men, ^3.50: liammorsinon miners. S'.i.'Xi; muckors,  carmen, shovolors nnd othor underground laborers, $3.00.  TRADES AND LABOR COUNCIL.-Tho rogu-  lar meetings ot the Nolson Trades and Labor  Council will bo hold in tho minors' union hall,  corner of Victoria and Kootonay strcotB, oh the  first and third Thursday of each month, at  7.30 p. m. G. J. Thorpo, President. J. H. Matheson, Secretary.  THE regular meetings of tho Carpenters' Union  are held on Wednesday evening of each  week, at 7 o'clock, in tho Miners' Union hall corner Viotoria and Kootenay streets. R, Robin-  eon, President.  James Colling, Secretary.  BARBERS' UNION.-Nelson Union, No. 196. of  the International Journeymen Barbor's Union of America, meets overy first and third Mon-'  dayof each month in Miner's Union Hall, corner  of Victoria and Kootenay streets, at 8:30  sharp.    Visitini    "     " ...    -  attend.  J. H,  villo, Secretary.  ���DRICKLAYERS 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.  J. W. Etcher, president; Joseph Clark, recording  and corresponding secretary.  ABORERS" UNION.-Nelson Laborers' Pro-,  tectivo Union, No. 8121, A. F. of L., meets in  Fraternity-Hall, Oddfellow's block, corner of Baker and Kootenay streets, every Monday evening  at 7:30 p.m. sharp. Visiting members of tho American Federation cordially invited to attend. A. W.  MoFee, 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, President; Will J. Hatch. Secretary.  LASTERERS'  UNTON-The O. P. I. A. No.  172. meots every Wednesday evening in tho  Elliot block, corner Baker and Stanley streets, at  8 o'clock.   J. D. Moyer, president; Donald McLean, secretary.  na kootenay streets, at 8:30 p.m.  ing   brothers cordially invited to  Matheson, President.  XV, S. Bel-  Xmft.T-^SSi'X'-^ :_-'.���''������  wmilmtm  ^fes&ilsi THE TBIBOTE.: OTJ^QK; Br C, TUESDAY; AUGUST: U, 1900  '*'^1  ���^mW  *^mW  *^_Tt_  i  *^_t_*_   ��� *  ___mR "  ��� __t___0.m  _ ��� ^^%*  "_U0' __0 ���___*��.  iti  iti  m^JWBt  ���yym  tii  m  xa  xa  xa  tii  Mi  xa  iii  w  tit  tii  xii  Xii  tit  Xii  tii  &%#m_  7K#?I  ?J\y.~Z,f__  ���i'"c~;__,x-_%_  i.-jsj-^gsg-*-'  til  tit  xa  xa  tii  tii  xa  in  xa  xa  tit  ia  xa  xa  ia  ia  vtt.  ���  J^ft   *^^^5 ^^^-*_\ *^m*mY ^^*W__ **  0LW0  * ^__W * _0_W * ^__0 *'____\0 * a  yyy  "������s&mm  'gy&y��;M$M  if-:-    ���;i*s;|  tail!  lilt  *&_}&_____-___*M I  tape  BAM OF MONTREAL  CAPITAL, all paid up....$12,000,000.00  REST    7.000,000.00  UNDIVIDED PROFITS       42*7,180.80  Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal ...President  1 Hon. George A. Drummond Vice-President  E. S. Clouston Goneral Manager  THE BANK OF  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  NELSON  NELSON BRANCH  Corner Baker and Kootenay Streets.  A. H. BUCHANAN, Manager.  Branches in London (England) New York,  Chicago, and all the principal cities in Canada.  Buy and soil Sterling Exchange and Cable  Transfers. -  Grant -Commercial and Travelers' Credits,  available in any part of the world.  Drafts Issuod, Collections Made, Eto.  -Savings-Bank-Bi?anch  CURRENT RATE OF INTEREST PAID.  THEOCRACY  IN   CHINA.  To what extent theocracy controls the Chinese government and  may have played an important part  in the present uprising in China is  shown by Mr. Charles Denby, late  \' United States minister to that em-  *>pire.   He affirms that no nation in  'the world in its administration of  the law acknowledges so directly its  responsibilities to the deity���that  is, to the Chinese deity,  Shangti,  who is not an entity, like Jupiter  and Jehovah, but simply pantheism, Shangti representing heaven,  earth,   and   the   terrestrial   gods.  The attributes of the Chinese deity  differ radically from those of the  Christian deity.   Mr. Denby saw an  altar   in   the   Temple   of  Heaven  struck by   lightning.     The   next  day the officiating priests were decapitated   upon the ground   that  heaven would not have destroyed  the temple unless a sin had been  committed which had to be punished by the state.    By the same line  of reasoning the insane are punished, though it is   freely  admitted  they do not know what they are  doing.   They are slowly and deliberately cut to pieces, and the severity of the punishment is justified  by the statement that "the deity,  would not have made the man insane unless he or some one connected with him had committed a crime,  aud that crime must be punished."  Such a   deity the   emperor not  alone worships but asserts the right  i to interpret all his decrees.    When  he ascends the throne he says :   "I  receive charge   of heaven's great  Is now prepared to issue Drafts and  Letters of Credit on Skaguay/ U. S.,  Atlin, B.C., and Dawson City, N. W. T.  concerns." He is also, the high  priest of the nation, and at every  winter solstice worships this nonentity, Shangti, in secret, performing the ancient rites and inviting  him to banquet with his imperial  ancestors, as was done 6000 years  ago.  Imperial Bank of Ganada  - HEAD  OFFICE. TORONTO.  Capital Authorized $2,600,000  Capital Paid up $2,468,603  Rest  $1,700,000  D. R. Wilkie, General Manager.  E. Hay, Inspector.  Shangti worship is the religion of  the state, and the state is all-powerful.   The people have three religions, Confucianism, Buddhism, and  Taoism,   or Rationalism.     Among  the upper and learned classes Confucianism is most popular, because  it is not a religion at all, but only a  philosophy.    Mr. Denby says Confucius admitted that "he did  not  understand much about the gods,  and that the obligations of man lay  rather in doing his duty to his relatives and society than- in worshiping spirits unknown.   'Not knowing  even life,' said he 'how can we know  death?'"   From which it would appear that Confucius was a sensible  old philosopher, and that it would  be much better for China if it were  governed by Confucianism instead  of by   the Shangti theocracy.   If  the powers in the final settlement  can manage to abolish the Manchu  dynasty, and with it the Shangti  theocracy, there will be more hope  for China.   With an administration  controlled- by such a religion as that  of   this    extraordinarily   perverse  deity there is neither hope for a  settled state of affairs as regards  foreigners   nor    any   encouraging  prospect for missionary enterprises.  Who the Culprits Are.  Toronto Star.  The report received at Ottawa  that private J; A. Hopkins has been  sentenced to ten years' penal servitude in South Africa, for a treasonable offence, will be heard with  painful surprise by the friends of  the young man. That he should be  concerned in any such scrape is  deemed simply incredible. Hopkins  is only 24 years of age, and has  Nelson Branch���Burns Block, 221 Baker Street.  J. M. LAY; Manager.  lived in this city all his ��� life. His  home is at 58.Robinson street. .He  enlisted with...the Royal,Canadian  Dragoons about two years ago, and  was. among the first to volunteer  for active service with the second  contingent. His last letter home  was dated June 2nd., Private Wil-  liam Pearce, the other man convicted of treason, is a" resident of Bradford. He was not a member of the  permanent force, before he volunteered for service.  The Copper Market.  Mining and Metallurgical Journal.  This   column has from the first  consistently combated the theory,  rather strenuously maintained in;  some quarters, that, copper must-go.  the way of other metals and suffer  severe declines   in value.    Such a  view has the support of analogy,  aud it cannot be deuied that speculation has played a ccrtaiu part iu  holding up copper quotations.  But  the "bulls"   have had nature on  their side, and the.basic facts have-  been with   them.     They   are still  with them, so far as we can see, and  in our judgment the talk of "liquidation" in copper and a sudden descent to old-time prices is nonsensical.    Our copper production for .the  fi rst six: months of the year iucreasr,  ed 10,000 tons, or eight per cent  over last year, while our exports in  the same period, increased nearly  onerthird.,  The foreign demand for.  American copper is insatiable, and  ���we are. how exporting, regularly  two-thirds of our total production.  Sports Tend to Good Morals.  A year ago the school principals  of Stockholm, Sweden, were instructed to encourage the gathering of pupils in the public parks  after school hours. for the < purpose  of playing outdoor games, and several of the larger boys, in, each  school were officially selected to  lead the games. The innovation  proved  popular, and many   boys  who formerly were in the habit of  spending    their     late   afternoons  smoking cigarettes and learning bad  habits.on  the street corners may.  now.be seen each evening playing  baseball, football and other athletic  games.   Tho board of education of  Stockholm thinks so well of the experiment that it has  recently appointed three men teachers to the  places of superintendents of   outdoor   exercises.   It   will hereafter,  be their duty, to get together all  pupils who are^ willing at the close  of school and' lead" them   to the  parks, where, under the auspices of  the board, games will be provided  daily during the season from 4 to 8  p. m.  A  Contractors and Builders  WILL DO WELL TO  Buy Their Lumber  ���     ���      ��� ���     ��� AT    ���  G. 0. Buchanan's  A'large stook of flrsb-olass dry material on  hand, also a full line of sash, doors, mouldings,  turned work, eto.  Factory Work a Specialty  Yard:  Foot of Hendryx street, Nelson  Telephone, n John Rae, Agent  Front Doors  Inside Doors  .Screen, Doors,.  Windows  Inside Finish  IocaJ, and coast.  Flooring  local and coast.  Newel Posts,  Stair Bail  Mouldings  Shingles  Rough and  Dressed Lumber   ��� of-aU-klnds.-���=   IF WHAT YOU WANT 18 NOT IN STOCK  WE WILL MAKE IT FOB TOO  CALL AND GET PRICKS.  Palace IVJeat IVJarl^et  Headquarters  for all kinds of  Fresh and Cured Meats.  J. A. Sayward  HALL AND LAKE BTREETS, NEL80N  Porto Rico Lumber Co.  (LIMITED)  COIWKIi OF  HENDRYX AND VKKNON STREETS  A feature will be made of the poultry and  Same trade.  They will always be on hand dur-  ig their season.  J. L.  PORTER, Prop.  169 Josephine St, between Baker and Vernon    Telephone 159.  Belgian     Hares  Get in on tho ground lloor. More money than  anything elso on earth. One good man or woman  to handle stock.  APPLY  F.   EDWARDS,   Nelson   Hotel  DISSOLUTION   OF    PARTNERSHIP  Notice Is hereby givon that the partnership  heretofore subsisting between Frank Campbell &  Georgo William Bartlett. in tho business ot the  Clark Hotel on Josophino street. Nelson, is dissolved from this date. All accounts duo to tho  Arm aie to be paid to Goorge William Bartlett.  who will pay all debts and carry on tho businoss  as heretofore.   Dated 19th July 1900.  Rough and  Dressed  Lumber  Shingles  Mouldings,  A-1 White Pine Lumber Always in  Stoc^.  We. carry a complete stock of;  Coast Flooring, Ceiling, Inside Finish, Turned Work, Sash and Doors.  Special order work will receive  prompt attention.  Having Purchased  the Business  Of Fred J; Squire, merchant  tailor, Nelson,. I;; intend, to,  continue the businessv so.; as  to keep.the. patronage^of..aL,  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 $25.  "p"e"rv-suit7^"All"otKer_lines;a^  low rates., Wbne.but Union,  labor employed;  ��� ^^ ��� ^__h^y^yy^:yy^.:.~__^hx  AMERICAN  AND  EUROPEAN*  PLANS*  .r ��� .,?~tt'ttc.%v*$ I  _;.-, ���.-,{j*0'-::?.%j$_n$f.I  '���rt:!$$?'t^Ml  ':iv<"*->3'ssf'Msl  ^.v/7S777Sfi|  *',7:J'!;i!flii  -t:t.:Ku-it"rr";:M0S  MEALS  OENTSl  E,  tit  Neelands' Building, Baker Street.  FRBD J. SQUIBB^MaMgor.  Arthur Gee  MERCHANT  TAILOR  Romovod to Baker Street, opposite the Queen's  ROOMS LIGHTED.BY-EIiBCTIUCrrr  AND HEATED BY STEAM  25 CENTS TO fl .  StSI  821 to 331BalceT^SJireMNel^bW  BAKKB STREET. NELSON.  Lighted bv-Electricity and-Heated; with Hot Air.  Large.oomforUble^bedroom* and  flnthelaaa  dining-room. Samplo rooms for oommerohU men.  Porto Rico LumberCo. Ltd,  NOTICE   TO   CARPENTERS.  A resolution was passed at a mooting- of tho  Carpenters Union last night to tho effect that no  union carpenters arc to work on jobs whero tlio  .shingling ia Kiiblot. The resolution t.nke�� effect  from August 2nd.        Ja.mks Coi.mno,  Recording Secretary.  POUNDKEEPER'S   NOTICE.  Notice is horeby givon that I havo caused to  be impounded one grey horso, aged,, U_ hands.  Owner can have same by paying cliai-gos.  w.it.jAima  ROYAL SEAL  AND.  KOOTENAY BELLE  CIGARS  UNIQ^IrM^DE:  Kootenay Cigar Mfg. Co.  NELSON, BRITIBH OOLUKBI..  RATES; S2 PER: DAY-  W|rs. E�� 0^; ClarKoi, Prop.  LATK OF TIIE ROT4L HOTEL, CALGARY  EVERY   DAY  AT  THB,  ���w  BIG   SCHOONER  Beer or Half-and-half only  FRESH   XI"f IT COOL  Tho only good Beer in Nelson  fl/Jadden Housa  Baker and Ward  Streets,, Nel��on,-  The only hotel In Nelson that has remained  under- one management since 1800. -  The bod-rooms are well furnished and lighted  by electricity.  The bar la always stocked by tho beat dom a-  tlo and Imported.liquors and oigaro.   THOMA8 MADDEN. Proprietor.  SLOCAN JUNCTION HOTEL  J. H. McMANUS, Manager.  E; J. CURRANi. Prop.  Bar stocked with best brands of wines, liquors,,  and. Cigars. Beer.on.draught, LarsQ comfortable rooms.  tirsUjIass tablo board.     "���"'"''^  Corner Stanley and Silica Streets.  To  Mine  Managers-and Ore Shippers.  W. Pollew,Harvey, F.C.S., assayer-4n -charge  of the provincial government assay office, will  act as shippers' representative at any Coast  smelter, to receive, weigh, sample and check  pulps and to. generally look after the interests of  the miners. Terms mado on the basis of tonnage  handled. Apply, for particulars to him ab  Vancouver, B. C.  NOTICE.  Tho Nolson Tinners' Union having . secured  the support of their employers have, agreed to  adopt the nine hour day, commencing August 1.  All Union, tinners will please accept this notice  (Sgd, TiVM.PABS.aoc.  $MMiyMM����Wi.  777S-V777'7575;��&8-'^^ *-Ss THE TRIBUTE:7^LS0N,,a.,C., TUESDAY AUGUST H 1900  \l  \y '���"  Queen Vietoria Chocolate^  KHIIEi   BEST   OUT  THE   IMI-A-IR-IKIIEIT  solid oisTXiTT ___-_r  _=>XJ_C   XT1P   IIST   25   -A-tCTD  BO   OEnSTT   BOXES  W. F. Teetzel Sc Co.  CORNER BAKER AND JOSEPHINE STREETS.  HATS! HATS!  We have just received a large consignment of Stetson hats in all the latest shapes and styles, also hats from  some of the best English makers, includings Christy's celebrated hard hats, which we are selling at prices to suit  everybody. _______  The Nelson  Clothing House  L.��tZL-_\m._t____\e__\___\iZi&_^-&.        ���^UB*^^^^'-*^^^^--.  ^-.^���C^<s^^C-<S-<7.<C<<S<<7.?-<?. -9-0^9-0-0^9-0-0-0-0-0'0^  AFTER ALL IS SAID  CITY LOCAL NEWS  James Lawrence lias received a  lengthy letter from liev. Robert  Frew, dated at Stormont, Millan,  Scotland. Tlio reverend* gentleman states that his health is improving rapidly and that he hopes  to be iu Nelson by the end of this  month. ,\  theX  Xif  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  Ii is the house and the extent and merit of its lines upon  ���which so'nmch depends. All the advertising one can do will  not give merit to inferior gOods. We are careful, first to procure reliable articles, then advertise them as such, aud back up  our "ad" with our reputation.  Our fall stock is now coining in daily, which we invite you  all to come and inspect.  We are sticking to the plain, hard, old method of merit.  The steadily increasing business that is coming here from  every part of the Kootenays shows it. Then you'll stay  with us.  Our'Watch aud Jewelry department has no equal in the  Kootenays.   We guarantee all work done  to be first-class.  Xti  ffl  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  of  of  to  to  ty -. Mail and express orders promptly/attended to.  to       '      ' ' ���  ffl  ffl  ffl  W  A.  JACOB DOVER, The Jeweler  '^ __���_-_-_���_���_:_--j9-z_\-&^  -/SF?1*T> <8''ftt',S.''S"0'0'0-0  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  MJ  JUST RECEIVED  V   '   Car Mixed Vegetables  Prices Right. Ask fop  Quotations ......  THE WESTERN MERCANTILE COMPANY, Ltd.  _Baker_Stpeet. = GROCERS. Nelson,  B. C  ASK YOUR GROCER FOR THE CELEBRATED  Rolled  B&K  Oats  The Best that Money can Buy.     Take no Other.  Manufactured by the Brackinan-Ker Milling Co.. Ltd.  Viotoria Vancouver, Westminster, Edmonton, Rossland, NolRon.  THIRTY DAVS WAR  Baker Street, Nelson  Look Out for Big Canvas Sign  Against prices will be the feature of the genuine clearance  sale, which I will commence on Saturday morning to make  room for my fall stock of clothing, gent s furnishings, etc.  Two hundred and fifty suits of clothing at cost. Three hundred pairs of miners' shoes at cost.  Men's furnishings, fine shoes, hats and caps. Four hundred pair of odd pants. Every articlo In tho  btore offered ut from 20 to 50 por cent discount.  Baker Street, Nelson  Look Out for Big Canvas Sign.  Theo Madson  Don't Imbibe Snakes  Lots of them in the city water.  Get one of oup Alters  on trial.   Prices 40 cents, $1.25 and $1.75.  OPPOSITE POSTOFFICE.  STRACHAN BROTHERS.  H. D.  ASHCROFT  BLACKSMITHING  AND EXPERT  HORSESHOEING  flrs  in repairing promptly attended to by  s wheelwright.  Special attention given to all kinds of repair-  ig and custom work from outside potato.  Shop: HaU St., between Baker end Verne n.  Kootenay   Coffee   Co.  NELSON, B. C.  Coffee roasters and dealers in Tea and Coffee.  Offer fresh roasted ooffee of best quality as  follows!  Java and Arabian Maoha, per pound t  10  Java and Mocha T.'lend, S pounds  1 00  Fine Santos, 4 pounds ��� J 00  Santos Blend, fi pounds *. _.__ 1 00  Our Special Blend. . pounda -  1 00 i  Our Bio Boast, 0 pounds -��� 1 00  A taial order solicited. Salesroom 2 doors east  of Oddfellows block. Wost Baker street). J  The officers and non-coms of  Nelson rifle company met last  night at the armory to arrange details for the season's drill, which is  to commence shortly. A couple of  changes in the establishment  officers are to be made. .  The construction department  the C. P. R.  sent tweuty men  Procter   yesterday    afternoon  start work on the tracklaying gang  under the amended scale of wages.  The advance in pay was made on  the recommendation of  engineers  Proctor and  Sullivan.    Forty cars  of steel for the road are now lying  in the yards here.  Yesterday afternoon the task of  lowering the ten-inch gas main at  the corner of Baker and Railway  streets was successfully accomplished. Without disturbing the  flow of gas, the company lowered  175 feet of the main an average of  eight feet to reach the new level of  the street whicli is graded to make  an approach to the C. P. R. yards.  This evening at 8 o'clock a lecture will be delivered to the Masons at Masonic hall by the Rev.  James D. O'Meara of "Winnipeg.  All members and visiting brethren  are invited.  P. E. Fleming.and D. L. Taylor  of the-local C. P. R. staff left yesterday for.Moncton, N. B. and  Mo'ntreal on vacations.  The first Nelson & Fort Sheppard freight to be delivered in the  center of Nelson came into the  C. P. R. yards yesterday over the  connection recently made between  the two roads. The C. P. R. handles the cars from the N. & F. S.  depot at present but eventually  the latter road will handle its  own cars on the union depot plan.  The level of the lake has dropped to within a few feet of low  water mark. The deck of the tee  on the C. P. R. dock is now in  sight for the first time in several  months and within a short time  the steamers will be landing there  instead of at the main wharf as at  present.  W. P. Tierney & Co. are working  twelve teams at the lower end of  the C. P. R. yards. The company  will divert Cottonwood creek from  its old channel to the new course  this morning. The contract for the  new round house will be let today.  General manager Finch of the St  Eugene mine left yesterday for  Moyie. He stated that the output  of the mine for August would be  materially.. reduced   by    lack of  water. The snowfall in the Moyie  , district.was comparatively light last  , winter and what snow fell went off  early. The drought in July almost  exhausted the springs supplying  the mill and heavy rains are  needed to replenish the streams.  Two carloads of concentrates  from the Ymir mine arrived yester-  dayfor the Hall Alines smelter. The  big stamp mills at the Ymir are  running steadily and it is probable  that regular shipments will be  made to the Nelson smelter, as was  tho case last winter.  G. C. Hodge, district manager of  the Kootenay Lake Telephone  company has returned from Sheep  creek, where a three mile section of  the line was burned^ out in the  recent bush fires. He leaves today  to superintend the construction of  a line from Greenwood to Grand  Forks. The line will be a metallic  circuit taking in White's camp, and  will require sixty miles of wire.  A complimentary social and tea  in honor of Rev. G. J. C. and Mrs.  White will be held in the Baptist  church, this evening from 7:30 on.  The public are cordially invited.  ���'��� The trades and labor council ball,  which was announced for Wedes-  day evening, has been postponed  till Thursday evening, August 23rd.  The local . Liberal-Conservative  Association will hold a meeting in  the board of trade rooms this evening at 8 p.m. A full attendance is  requested.  The Duncan Mines has suspended  development upon the Granite  mine for the present. Work will  be continued upon the Poorman  and  Royal    Canadian  properties.  The Granite mill will be kept going  on ore from the Poorman and Royal  Canadian, there being sufficient ore  blocked out in these properties to  keep it running for some time.  The annual picuic of St. Saviour's  Sunday school will be held today.  The steamer Moyie has been chartered for the occasion and she will  leave the city wharf at 9 a. m.,  reaching Procter at 11 aud returning at 0.30 p. m. Round trip tickets for adults are $1 and for children 50 cents.  John W. Mclntyre was arraigned  at the police court yesterday under  the vagrancy act and sentenced to  three months in tho provincial jail.  Mclntyre was one of the men who  objected to working in the Victoria  street quarry while serviug a short  sentence iu the city jail. He was  only at liberty a few days when he  created the disturbance which  \caused his re-arrest.  At the Recorder's Office.  Yesterday's mining records wore:  Transfers, the Aristocrat claim on  ^JDeer creek, by Richard Dwyer of  /J/Nelson to Norman MeLeod, Frank  MeLeod, Angus; MeLeod, John McDonald and John N. Rear of Nelson, consideration $3000; the Coon  claim/between Eagle and Forty-  nine creeks, by A. F. Herman of  Nelson to H. S. Sinkan of Nelson;  a quarter interest in the Columbia  and Nellie claims on Kokanee  mountain, by Ewen McFadyen of  Slocan City to Robert Henderson-  of Nelson; a two-thirds interest in  the Leap Year Pride and the Leap  Year Gem claims on the west fork  of Rover creek, by George J.  Schleif to Joseph G. Brown of Rossland and C. J. Schleif of Rossland.  .Certificates of improvements, to  Charles J. Schleif, G. J. Schleif and  Joseph G. Brown on the Leap Year  Pride and Leap Year Gem claims.  Locations i'" The Minnie ' L. on  Morning Mountain by David Laugh:  ton.  Certificates of work: ,To Roderick MeLeod on the Iron Mountain,  to A. H. Kelly on the Gold Tip, to  John W. Harkness ou the Ottawa,  Christina H. and Midday, to the  London & Rossland B. C. Company,  limited, on the Pulaski, Lexington  and Roanoke, to G. J. Ditter on the  Widow, to C. J. Anderson on the  Red Seal. ���-.  The Triune Group.  The lower tunnel ou the Triune  group, driven right along the hanging wall, is in about 65 feet and the  rich ore, already^well known of, is  growing in quantity and value, says  the Lardeau- Eagle. The men are  getting ready to stope now, as they  have more ore .in sight than they  will take out this season, the location being such that no one would  care to work there in the winter.  In the upper tunnel the conditions  are the same, except that  not so much work has  been done. The solid ore is not  being dealt with to any extent; the  carbonates receiving the lessees' undivided attention. There is about  twenty   tons   down   within  reach  ESTABLISHED 1892  H.   BYERS   &  HARDWARE  GO.  ESTABLISHED 1892  Garden, Mill,  Steam  Hose.  Crucible   Cast  Steel  5-16 to 1-in. in  and Suction  Wire  stock.  Rope  Leather and  Rubber Belting.  Sheet, Square and Round Rubber  Flax and Garlock Packing  Pipe Fittings, Brass Goods, Rails  Black and Galvanized Sheet Iron  Soft Steel Plates  1-8, 3-16 and 1-4 x 72, 96 and 120  Agents���Truax Oro Cars, Giant Powdor, and Metropolitan Kuso, otc.  H. BYERS & CO;  NELSON  KASLO  SANDON  Stanley Pianos  ,We_will be pleased to have  the musical public of Nelson,  and especially intending purchasers, call and examine the  STANLEY PIANO. These  instruments are most favorably known wherever they  have been introduced, and  are justly celebrated for their  rich, ful! tone, and the beauty  of design and finish. Every  STANLEY is guaranteed by  the manufacturers for seven  years.  T.H.BROWN  178 linker Streot  JEWELER  Nelson, Ii. C.  of the pack horses, ten or fifteen  tons ready for the "gravity tram,"  and three or four tons stacked  up at Ten-Mile awaiting transportation to the landing. Vince Lade,  one of tho lessees, and Andy Ferguson, one of the owners, left on  Monday for the Trail smelter to accompany the first shipment of 22  tons, which assayer Shannon estimates will run close around $300 to.  the ton, after many careful average  ��� assays.; '���'..    .   .. ."���������:������,.   ���' - ' -' ������  The Trail' Smelter.  The smelter at Trail is rto be  largely increased, and, according to  the Trail dreek News, the following are the developments 'contemplated: The capacity of the  smelter will be increased  from 700 to 1000 tons per day.  There will also be a great increase  in the working force about the  premises. Two new lead furnaces'  will be commenced at once.  Additional roasters for lead' ores  are' to be built. .Another large  copper furnace will be added to the"  one already in use. More receiving  bins are to be erected. A new  crushing plant is to be put into  operation.  Salisbury Takes a Holiday.  London, August 13���Acting under his doctor's advice, lord Salisbury tonight started for the  Schlucht health resort in the Vosges  where he will stay for a month.  He will, however, retain the conduct  of foreign affairs by means of the  telegraph and messengers.  Chinese Magazine Explodes.  Shang-Hat,- August 12.���A Chinese powder magazine exploded last  night. The damage done is not  known. Foreigners are not admitted within the magazine enclosures.  ���  -' ,-  HOTEL   ARRIVALS.  Refrigerators  Prices from $10 to $30  LAWRENCE HARDWARE COMPANY  PHAIR���W. L. Boweis, St. Paul; Frank Oliver,  N. Ii. McMillan, Rossland; James V. Welch, J.  G. Sullivan, Trail; K.- Brainmer. Vancouver; W.  J. Davidson, Robson; Maxwell Johnson, Ainsworth; Warner Miller, New York; Mrs. P. McDonald, Miss Ida MeLeod, Miss Winnif red Johnston, Fredcricton. N. B ; C. Richardson, Montreal;  H. R. Wanner, New York; Thomas Carson,  Rossland; Charles Of, Whitewater; R. B. Porter,  Grand Korks; J. Frank Callom, Alamo; A. N.  Campbell-Johnston, Midcra, California.  QUEKNS-H.A. French, Port Hill, Idaho; A.  Nowington, Greenwood, H. J. Galler, Spokano;  R. A. Hilton, Alamo; Frank Burke. Tacouia; T.  H. Roshorham, Ymir; Mark Manlco, Slocan; J.  Wlgginton, Now Denver.  ��� HUMIC-G. A. Mitchel!, _., V. Smith, Rossland; Philip Argale. Denver,-Colorado; J. D.  Baker, Revelstoke; J. P. Vroom, Greenwood; P.  ���P. Mageo. Calgary; J. C. Davenport; Mrs. S. B.  Wilson, Spokane.  BUSINESS  MENTION.  Gentleman can secure pleasantly  furnished room, centrally located, on Silica  street, with private family. Apply " B. C,"  Tkiiiune otllce.  Hack   calls left at   the   Pacific  Transfer  barn on Vernon street.    Telephone  ^call 35. = --^=��� = ���^   ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  185 Bakep Street.  ���-g'S'���*������" J*Sft*^*^*5r^''>-w  ���0-0t9-0-0-9-9-0-9-9-9^.y\  Telephone 10.  KIRKPATRICK  &  WILSON.  xti  ffl  to  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  ffl   hope to see all our old customers and many   ffl  ffl   new ones.   Give us a call. *        ffl  ffl to  ffl  ffl  to  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  KIRKPATRICK & WILSON  ffl   Telephone 10  W_  185 Bakep Street  ffl  to  ffl  ffl  ffl  to  Car Load, of Lake of the  Woods Flour Has Just  Been Received.  Cheapest Place in Nelson to Outfit    ', %<*���  Houston Block.  Telephone 161.  P. O. Box 176.  JOHN A. ffiffltt & CO.  Kootenay Electric Supply & Construction Co., Ltd.  Electric Fixtures Electric Fans  Medical Batteaies  Nelson, B. C.  HOUSTON BLOCK,  CORNER BAKKR AND JOSEPHINE STREETS.  W. REINHARD, M. D.  General Practice.  SPECIAL!'V:  Eye,   Ear  and  Nose.  Presbyterian Ghurel]  LEOTTJEE  Ho v. Dr. Duval of Winnipeg will deliver his  entertaining locturo in aid of the organ fund,  entitled, "The Moments of Success in Lifo,"on  Wednesday evening, 15th August, at 8 o'clock,  in St. Paul's Presbyterian Church. Miss  Bensusan will sing.  / ���  ��� Tickets at stores of Canada Book and Drug  Company, Lawrence Hardware Company, H.  Byers & Co. and Nolson Hardwaro Company.  MASONIC    LECTURE  Rev. .Tames D. O'Meara, doan of St. John's  cathedral, Winnipeg, will deliver a Masonic lecture in tho Nolson lodge room on Tuesday evon-  ing at 8 o'clock.  All members and sojourning brethren are cordially invited to attend.  Office:  Baker Street, noar  Fraternity Hall.  Telephone No. 41.  DEBENTURES  FOR SALE  -     .Ly                    ....  thorized tho 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.  $20,000    for   Street   Improvements.  $6,000 for a Road Making Plant.  . These debentures aro dated October 1st, 1900,  run for twenty years, bear four per cent interest  (payable semi-annually), and will be issued in  denominations of one thousand dollars. Interest  and principal payablo atthe Bank of Montreal,  Nelson.- Tho assessed valuo of real estate in  Nelson is $1,247,000, and of improvements $818,000;  total $2,0(i5,000. The population is 6000. Tenders  for these'debentures will bo received.by the undersigned up to 12 o'clock noon on Saturday,  September 15th, 1900.    JOHN HOUSTON, Mayor.  Nelson, B. C, July 24th, 1900.  W  m  m*  We have sold 75 per cent of all the  ��� ������Poptland-Gement  Wi  Wi  Wj  Wj  Wi  Wj  Wj  W  <&%  Fipe Briek Fire Clay  and Sewep Pipe  USED IN KOOTENAY  Just received carload Dominion Ale and Porter  (PINTS AND QUARTS)  Dominion White Label Ale (pints and quarts).   Thio is  the finest Ale brewed in Canada.  Dominion Bulk Ale (15 gallon kegs)  Teacher's Scotch Whiskey is still the best.  H. J. EVANS & CO.  NOTICE   OF   DISSOLUTION.  Notice is hereby given that tho partnership  formerly existing between Gus Nelson and John  Lindblad, lessees of the "Glue Pot" siloon, Nelson, has this day been dissolved. All claims  against tlio said firm must be sent to Mr. Neleon,  who will continue to carry on the business.  Witness: JOHN LINDBLAD.  R.S. LEVNTE. GUS NELSON.  Dated at Nelson this Sth day of August,  A. D.. 1900.  P. Burns & Co.  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers in Meats  Head Office at  NELSON, B. 0.  Markets at   Nelson,  Rossland,   Trail,  Kaslo, Ymir,  Sandon,  Silverton, Nev  Denver, Revelstoke, Ferguson, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade City, Mid  way, and Vancouver.  Mail Orders Promptly Forwarded  West Kootenay Butcher Co.  ALL KINDS OF  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  Baker Street, Nelson E-   C#   TRAVES,   Manager  ORDERS BT MAIL RECEIVE CAREFUL AND PROMPT ATTENTION.  tllllllll^

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