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 n^^,!Tfr^vi^BrnffT-'!W!^^  afcEiaBaaaaatts-tt-DKa-akaMaasBaatt^  ______SSS_S_i_-Sm____s____a_m_____*_m  mu\itmm\\-tmia\m.__mmm-rt-ntir^iT  :77S;#si^M  77^��|?��iij  DAILY EDITION   BY MAIL  FIVE DOLLARS A YEAR  WEEKLY EDITION BY MAIL  TWO DOLLARS A YEAR  EIGHTH YEAR  NELSON:  MONDAY MORNING AUGUST 27 J 900  PEICE FIYE CENTS  ' ,<ci  SOUTH AFRICA AND CHINA  Discussed in a London Letter.  New York, August 20.���TJie Tribune's London cable letter deals  extensively iu a discussion of the  business and South African war  situation aud tlieir political ramifications. ��� Ifc says in this connection  in part: "Opinion on the far eastern question, which has oscillated  during the last few weeks from the  depth of despondency to optimism  and back again, may uoav bo said  to be inau expectant mood. People  are waiting to make up their minds,  ancl while some think the Chinese  crisis is practically over, others suggest thafc ifc has just begun.  "Meanwhile the Chinese minister  here has unbosomed himself at some  length, and exhibits a not unnatural  indignation at the manner in which  he he has openly been branded as  a liar in a newspaper and by various highly respectable Chinese experts. He insists that the main  trouble is due to the missionaries,  and thafc there will be no peace in  China as long as they are permitted  to work among the native population.  "Mr. Chamberlain's publication of  the letters from Labouchere and  others to Boer leaders is generally  regarded as rather a good piece of  electioneering, bufc I believe that it  was nofc intended to publish the  collection jusfc now, bufc to keep.it  back till the eve of the general election when the bolt might have been  shot with more effect. Mr, Labou-  chere cleverly forced the hands by  publishing his own letters himself.  By the date of the elections the  impression produced by these documents may have worn off. Tho  letters from the Cape statesmen are  an emphatic indictment of the Kruger regime while on the other hand  the Liberals contend that these  letters also prove clearly that there  never was a general Afrikander  conspiracy against Great Britain.  Lord Roberts' last proclamation,  declining .to .recognize the.neutrality of. non-combatanfc burghers, is  generally, approved, though there  is an inclination to complain that  ifc is not sufficiently drastic. Thus  Punch has published a cartoon in  whjeh lord Roberts is upbraided for  hisS^'Xcossive generosity, and a Conservative newspaper has been  openly recommending that he should  adopt Weyler's Cuban policy and  carry it out thoroughly. Ifc is true  that this suggestion is made in only  the Sfc. James Gazette, a journal  which has lost the' high reputation  it once enjoyed and is now edited  in a very irresponsible fashion.  "Similarly, the death penalty  visited upon the wretched young  German lieutenant, Cordua, has  been received with shouts of satisfaction, and .there was hardly a  hint any where thafc clemency should  have been extended to the rash  young man. Undoubtedly Cordua,  in breakingTijaparole.and conspii__  ing against the British authorities,  rendered himself liable to the severest punishment under martial  law, bufc ifc is also true that his plot  against lord Roberts was really originated by the Spanish police officer Garo, by whom the whole idea  was suggested to Cordua. Ifc is  urged, however, that au example  was really necessary to teach the  Boers not to engage in secret conspiracies and violate their oaths.  " I fancy the impatienco against  the Boers is rafcher moro pronounced  with the classes than with the  masses. The prolongation of the  war has interfered with business,  caused stagnation in' finance aud  clouded the whole political future  with uncertainty. The prevailing  doubt about the general election is  highly inconvenient to members of  parliament, candidates and supporters of the two great parties  generally. With the populace, however, mingled with animosity  against the Boers there seems to  foe rising a certain good-humored  fo'erance and even admiration for  these tenacious foes. Dewet has  strongly appealed to the sporting  instincts of the British nation, and  headings like this: 'Transvaal  JEfandicap; Dewet Still Leading,'  __re not uncommon in the cheap  newspapers which appeal to workingmen.  "Dewet's progress eastward now  seems effectually checked by Baden-  Pow;ell, who has got across the line  separating him from Lydenburg  and Barberton districts, and the  great guerrilla leader has fallen  back, and is now making for the  Orange Free State again, probably  intending     to     attack    Roberts J  columns. According to the commander-in-chief, Dewet has only  300 men with him, but this may be  underestimated.  ������j "Meanwhile, and quite without  reference to Dewet, the Boers are in  considerable force in the Transvaal.  Boor officials have been re-established in Zoernst. Litchenberg, Pofc-  schefstroom, Klerksdorp and Rust-  enburg, so that practically the  Euglish have abandoned the occupation of the country from Mafeking almost to the outskirts of  Johannesburg."  ENTERPRISE REPORT ISSUED  Regular Shipments Promised.  The report of the directors of the  New Zealand Minerals Company  has been issued in London. This  company is interested with the  London & British Columbia Gold-  fields iu several British Columbia  properties, notably the Whitewater  aud Enterprise. In referring to  their British Columbia interests, the  directors report progress as follows:  The Whitewater Mine.���The  miners' strike whicli took place in  British Columbia continued from  Juno 1st, 1S99, until well on into  this year, during which time the  ore could nofc be worked, aud the  miue had eventually to be shut  down. Prior to the strike, it was  found that the work being done by  the concentrating mill was so unsatisfactory that very large values  were lost, and passed away in the  tailings, rendering alterations to  the mill equipment advisable. The  principal part of these alterations  was carried out during the strike  period, which, with an improved  method of mining recently adopted,  will, it is expected, give a much  more favorable result than has  hitherto been achieved. Work at  the mine was resumed as soon after  the termination of the strike as  possible, but owing to the difficulty  of procuring suitable miners', it was  not until -May that the mill was  able to be in.,full -work, and even  then'such was: only- practicable by  putting "through low grade ore  from the' dumps, which, moreover,  did not give a satisfactory concentration.  Owing to the strike, already referred to, it became quite impossible either to equip or start work  upon the Enterprise (British Columbia) mines until March last. During  the strike period, however, advantage was taken of the opportunity  to ship to'the smelters the ore left  in the bins by the former owners,  upon wliich a net profit of about  ��8,000 was realized. The result was.  satisfactory in proving this ore to  bo richer than anticipated. At the  termination of the strike, work afc  the mine was commenced, consisting of "geueral equipment and the  usual preliminary works necessary  for carrying out large and systematic shipments in the most econoni-  _ical_manner.���^Shipments���of���an-  experiental nature have already  been made, aud it is expected that  important and regular shipments  will follow in the course of a few  weeks, from which date good returns are anticipated. The directors are unable to recommend the  payment of a dividend, but��at the  same time they think that the  shareholders, after careful perusal  of the reports and accounts, will  agree with them in believing thafc  the company's intrinsic position is  better than at any time in its history.           KWANG HSU NOT CAPTURED  Case Of Mistaken Identity.  London, August 27, 4 a. m.���The  latest news from Pekin indicates  that the situation is unchanged.  The imperial city is still invested,  but has nofc yefc been occupied. The  allies, when the last message left,  were still refraining from aggressive  action pending instructions from  their governments.  An attack from 30,000 Boxers was  anticipated and to meet this the  whole American and British forces  will, according to a dispatch to the  Morning Post from Pekin dated  August 18th, be moved to the outer  city wall. The Boxers were reported as coming from the south.  General Dorward, in his report of  the engagement outside Tien-Tsin  on August 19th, when the Americans, British and Japanese signally  defeated a large force of Boxers,  killing over 300, says in a dispatch  dated August 25th:   "The lines of  communication near Tien-Tsin are  now free from danger. The enemy  had been treating the villagers  badly. Several decapitated bodies  were found near their camp. The  villagers are now flocking to Tien-  Tsin at the rate of about a thousand  a day. ��� As there is nofc more than  a month's food supply, there is  every prospect; of a famine shortly.  This declaration that a famine is  imminent, in consequence of the inadequacy of the provisions for the  hordes of refugees at Tien-Tsin,  adds a new element of peril to the  situation."  Shang-Hai advices say that the  report of the capture of emperor  Kwang Hsu by the Japanese was  erroneous. It was a case of mistaken identity.  The Pekin correspondent of the  Daily Telegraph, wiring August  19 th, reasserts that "the empress  dowager fled westward, and adds :  "She has also a guard of 15,000.  The mountainous character of the  country would prevent artillery  firing, and it is believed that she  will not be pursued." The correspondent reports ..everything quiet  on the date of his dispatch, but a  telegram to. the same paper from  Tien-Tsin, dated August * 24th, asserts that 1000 Russians, Germans  and Japs had pushed forward from"  Pekin with ��� the intention, ifc is assumed, of pursuing the empress.  At a conference of, the ministers  and generals, held at Taku Friday,  ifc was decided, according to the  Daily Telegraph, to refer the fate  of the forbidden city to Europe.  A Tien-Tsin dispatch to Berlin,  dated August 23rd, says : "The  Japanese troops are in possession  of the wall around the innermost  part of the forbidden city, but have  not made their way to the imperial  palace owing to the lack of government instruction."  RACE RIOTS IN NEW YORK  Negro Shot A White Man.  New York,' August 26.���A number of incipient race riots between  blacks and whites broke out here  today, the cause being the shooting  on Saturday night of John Bren-  nen, a messenger boy aged 20, by  John Davis, alias Lamplighter, a  negro.  Brennan was one of a crowd of  whites who taunted Davis, and  bullets from the black's revolver  lodged in his stomach and chest.  He is in hospital and likely to die.  The shooting was done at 62nd  street, and becoming noised about,  the rough white element began to  search out negroes. Before daylight this morning James Arnold,  colored, while passing 64th street  and Amsterdam avenue, was attacked by a crowd of whites and  shockingly beaten. "Tie was treated  at a hospital. Shortly afterwards,  about two^^cksawaj^^he^gang,  doIeli==eut7a_similar_ experience to  Alexander Balentine, colored, who  was passing quietly along. In  neither cases were arrests made.  At 9:30 o'clock this morning, a  crowd of whites, confessedly led by  Frank MePyke, 21 years old, went  to a five-story tenement on 60th  street occupied by negroes with the  avowed purpose of cleaning it out.  The had about demolished all the  windows, and incidentally cracked a  head or two, when the police  swooped down on the gang. MePyke and another man were arrested.  At 1:30 o'clock this afternoon  Joseph Doyle, 18 years old, filled  his hat wifcii stones and took his  stand afc 59th street and 11th  avenue. He succeeded in inflicting  scalp wounds on two colored men  before a policeman clubbed and  arrested him.  Officer John J. Clearey placed  William Hopson, a colored man,  under arrest for "being sassy." He  rashly undertook to take his  prisoner to the station though West  Sixtieth street. That street between the west end and Amsterdam  avenue is called "Cuckoo Row," and  here colored people live by the hundreds. The fact that one of their  race was in the hands of a policeman was enough for them, and as a  result a half dozen of them thought  they would release Hopson. Clearey  used his club and then drew his  revolver. By threatening the first  man he held the mob at bay until  other policemen came to his aid.  They arrested George Meyer, also  colored. Clearey said he started  the attempted reficue. Meyer resisted arrest all the way to the  station.    Other arrests were made.  AMERICAN RIGHTS IN CHINA  Will Not Be Sacrificed.  Washington, August 26.���Russia, Germany and Japan have not  declared war upon China either  separately or in concert. This statement is made upon authority of the  highest, character. What those  nations may do within the next  forty-eight hours or withiu the  next fortnight is a question which  lio one in Washington is prepared  to answer.  A brief dispatch from Che-Foo,  conveying a rumor current there  3 thafc Russia,., Germany and Japan  had joined in a declaration of war  upon China, aroused some interested comment among Washington  officials and' among diplomatic representatives of foreign governments resident - here. In neither  official nor diplomatic circles, however, was the rumor taken' seriously.  No information of such action has  reached either the department of  state or the legations of the governments primarily interested. That  fact alone is accepted in official  circles as a sufficient refutation of  the rumor. >  Officials of- the state, war and  navy departments were at their  desks today, bnt-up to the hour of  closing for the day not^a word had  been heard from minister Conger,  general Chaffeeor admiral Remey.  Since the dispatch from consul  Fowler was received late last night  the department of state has received no advices from any sources  iri China except a brief cablegram  from minister. Conger, inquiring  bow he should route his messages.  The text of the dispatch which, it  was explained/was A*ery brief and  purely administrative in character,  w;as not made public. The war department has received no dispatch  from general' Chaffee known to  have come directly from him for  about a week.' Cablegrams signed  "Chaffee" have been received, but  as they .contained .only lists of  casualties'.jit is; assumed they were  sent by some subordinate officer in  general Chaffee's name.  From no official source has the  department learned of-the departure of forty Americans from Pekin  for Tien-Tsin,* as reported in a  special dispatch to a1 Loudon newspaper under date" of August 19fch.  Advices from General Chaffee are  expected hourly, as the military  line between Tien-Tsin and Pekin,  which has been interrupted, presumably is being, or has been repaired.- Imperative instructions  were sent yesterday to the commander of the United States forces  at Tien-Tsin to have the lined restored at once, under the protection  of a cavalry detachment. A  suspicion exists here that the delay  in messages both'from and to Washington occurs between Che-Foo and  Shang-Hai, rather than, Tien-Tsin.  =FwmujQheiFocuitoJ==ShangrHai==the  telegraph line is in control, of fche  Chinese authorities- and it is expected that they are not so prompt  in transmission of messages as they  might be.  Late in the day a dispatch was  received at the Japanese legation  from the foreign office of Japan,  conveying the latest and most  authentic information of the situation in and around Pekin. In a  measure the advices were of a disquieting nature, as they indicated  that the Chinese had rallied their  forces and were preparing for an  attack upon the allies in Pekin.  This would account for tho lack of  advice from general Chaffee. As  made public by minister Takahira,  the dispatcli from the Japanese  foreign office at Tokio is as follows;  " An official telegram, dated Pekin,  August 18th, was received at Tokio  from general Yainaguchi, commander of the Japanese forces, to the  following effect: 'The capital is now  cleared of the enemy. A cavalry  regiment which had been sent to  Wan Shau (where the empress dowager's palace is located) reports that  the imperial family, who had left  Pekin on August 14th, stopped for  a short rest at Wan Sbau Shan and  left for the west under escort of  general Ma and his troops, consisting of aboufc 500 horsemen and  twenty carts. The Japanese forces  occupied the treasury in the afternoon, in which over 2,000,000 taels  in silver and a large quantity of  rice were found.'"  Another dispatch, dated. Taku,  August 23rd, states that as the  Chinese troops and Boxers who had  gathered at Nan Yuen were about  to attack the foreign forces at  Pekin, Japanese and Russian cav  alry were expected to encounter  them on the 20th. The dispatch  further states that Chinese infantry, some 9000 strong wifch  fifteen guns, are advancing northward from Shan Tung to rmake a  rear attack on the allies.  A copy of the dispatch was transmitted to acting sefcretary Adee at  the state department, and by him  was   furnished   to   the   president.  While the news of a  rear attack  upon the comparatively small forces  of the allies was not received with  surprise, it generally was regarded  as serious, as the foreign forces-are  believed to bo abundantly able to  take care of themselves against any  force of Chinese likely to be sent  against them. - In  the absence of  official information from China or  from United States officers iuterest  today centered in the diplomatic  phases of the existing trouble.  The rumor of a declaration of war  by Russia, ifc is explained, may have  grown out of the operations of the  troops of  the czar, in protecting  the southern frontier of his empire,  or it may have arisen from the reported statement of the commander  of the Russian forces at Pekin, that  his government was at war with  China and therefore he must pro;  hibit communication with Chinese!  Neither the operations of Russia on  the frontier nor the prohibition by  a Russian general of communication  with the Chinese would constitute,  it is' said, a"  declaration   of   war.  Even his statement that his government had declared war would not  make it so.'   A declaration of war,  it is pointed out by the best authorities, is a perfectly   distinct   and  obvious proceeding.  The understanding among .Washington officials of Russia's action is  that the empire has declared the  three provinces on its southeastern  frontier in a state of siege.  This is altogether different from  a declaration of war. It corresponds to a declaration of martial  law by Great Britain and to a sus-  -pension of the right of habeas corpus by the United States.  It is pointed out that Russia has  two objects in her present operations in China, the rescue and protection of the foreign legationers  and the protection of her frontier.  The avowed object of the other  powers is simply the rescue and  protection of the legationers aud  other foreign subjects. In carrying  out her second object, Russia has  seized New-Chwang. This was  done to obtain a base of operations,  from which the- frontier could  easily be reached.  Whether in the event of a declaration of war by one or more of  the powers against China, an invitation would be extended to the  United States to retire from China,  as intimated in a dispatch from Che-  Foo, is open to doubt and it is decidedly problematical, it is said,  whether the invitation would be  accepted even if it were tendered.  The United States forces are in  China protecting the personal and  property^rights-of^the^citizens^of  this country, and in addition the  treaty rights of. the United States.  Under the most favored nation  clause this country has certain  rights in Cliina, and it is said on  authority to be the purpose of the  United States to protect and preserve these rights. Iu any event, it  can be said to be no parfc of the  purpose of the United States to  sacrifice any of its rights or privileges in the'.'Chinese empire.  WARREN TALKS OF SPION KOP  Boberts Beady For Advance.  Nkw York, August 26.���Tho  Tribune's 1 a. m. London cable on  the South African situation is as  follows: "Lord Roberts has leffc  Pretoria for the first time in several  weeks and sends a dispatch from  Wonderfontein, 112 miles east of  the capital describing the progress  made by French and Pole-Carew in  pressing back Botha's army. The  good impression produced by this  information yesterday was somewhat damped by a later message  from the commander-in-chief, stating another little mishap had occurred to a part of general Buller's  force, engaged with another of  Botha's commandoes on Thursday.  By some mistake, two companies of  a British infantry regiment advanced far beyond tho firing line  after an engagement was supposed  to haveceased.and were surrounded  by the Boers- losing nearly 100  men killed, wounded aud prisoners.  " Dewet, however, is said to be  retiring across tho mountain passes  to the Orange river colony in a very  crippled condition, and with only a  few followers.  " Sir Charles Warren has just arrived in London from South Africa  and is in a communicative mood.  The gallant general is by no means  inclined to sit down quietly under  the criticisms passed upon him, and  opened his campaign by speaking  freely about Spion Kop, on which  he has already addressed a long and  detailed   explanation   to   the war  office.   He does not admit any responsibility for the occupation of  that position, which, he said, he did  not approve, but on the contrary  suggested   to . general   Buller   an  alternative   plan, which   was   the  one eventually adopted by Buller.  At the same time, general Warren  says, when ordered to take Spion  Kop he did so, and the troops could  have maintained themselves there  till the Boers" had abandoned the  attack had not colonel Thorueycrof b  unaccountably given the order to  retire during the night.   For this  movement   general   Warren    says  that he was himself in no way to  blame.   It is evident there is likely  to be a rather sharp controversy on  this, as well as on several' other  points between . some of the rival  generals and their supporters when  the campaign is finished, or possibly  before."  Cape Town, August 26.���Lord  Roberts arrived yesterday" at Belfast, a few miles west of Machadodorp, where he met sir Redvers  Buller, " general Pole-Carew and  general,French. Everything is now  ready for the advance.  NELSON'S CHEMICAL ENCINE  Will Be Tested Tonight.  The Nelson fire department is  now in possession of the modern  combination hose and chemical wagon ~ ordered . for the brigade.  It arrived on Saturday, and is now  in place at the fire hall. It is a  handsome piece of- workmanship, is  up ."to specifications in,every.respect,  and was delivered:.by: the* makers,  the Fire Extinguisher company of  Chicago, several days within contract time.  The new apparatus is built on the  lines of a hose wagon, the body being only about half - as long as the  outfit formerly used by the department. The wheels are red with  gilt trimmings, the box of perforated steel, finished in royal blue,  and the railings are of polished  brass, making a very attractive  turnout. The wagon weighs  stripped 2700 pounds, which is 100  pounds less than specified, and with  1000 feet of hose, 60 gallons of  chemicals, and 10 firemen, the  aggregate weight will be close to  two tons. This fact will probably  necessitate the purchase by the  city of a new team of horses. The  present pair are too light by several hundred pounds for thejyork..  J_i  ThleWatteFof a new team has already been considered by the city  council.  The striking feature of the new  wagon is the chemical section,  whicli includes a copper cyclinder  beneath the driver's seat and a reel  just behind the seat containing 200  feet of one inch hose, with a small  nozzle. The cylinder is charged  with 00 gallons of bicarbonate of  soda, a simple compound of water  and soda, and a small receptacle  containing a couple of gallons of  sulphuric acid. By turning over  thu cylinder a plug drops from the  small drum containing the acid aud  the combination formed is the best  fire extinguisher known to science.  The energy for discharging the  fluid is contained in the elements  themselves. A chemical engine is  of great service in the early stages  of a fire where the blaze can very  frequently be put out without the  damage which necessarilyc follows  the use of water under heavy  pressure such as ia obtained in  Nelson. The thousand feet of hose  carried'on the apparatus will enable the brigade to use more effectual means where the chemicals  fail to have the desired effect.  The old hose and ladder wagon  will be reconverted by chief Thompson into a hand ladder wagon by  removing the pole, trees, seat and  hose box. Several ladders will be  moved to the new wagon, and the  old apparatus will be utilized in  emergencies.  The new wagon will be tested  this evening between 6 aud 7  o'clock in front of the hall. Chief  Thompson is arranging to have a  pile of tar and oil barrels lighted  for the purpose of determining the  effectiveness of the chemicals.  DEFINITE NEWS IS AWAITED  With Growing Anxiety. 7  New Yohk, August 26.���A LonV-S;  don cable special to this morning's V7  Tribune, filed at 6 a. m., has the ���>_[.'  following on the Chinese situation':?;  .Word has been received from .^  Shang-Hai to the effect that Japan-";,  ese troops have overtaken the em-;;,  press dowager and the Chinese ini- t-^f  perial court eighty miles to ihe 7  southwest of Pekin. Ifc is f urthei'.-^l  stated that. the emperor t  threw himself upou the protection'7?,  of his captors. No confirmation of-^  this report, however, has yet bee'n'-  received from Japanese official:^  sources. The American hospital-ship Maine arrived at Hong Kong ��'���%  yesterday. She will proceed-' oi_y0.  Friday next to Wei Hai Wei.*  A special cablegram to this morri^f  ing's Tribune, filed at London at'^lT^wf  o'clock this morning referring to the^j^|  Chinese situation, is as follows:. A'$%  certain amount of uneasiness is' be-/^|c  ginning to be felt at what are'sup;"^  posed to be   indications of 'differr':|p  ences of opinion among the " powers j|����|  with regard to the future policy of ��$��?  China.   It is believed that 'while^t  the   United.. States, Great Britain?$$|  ands Japan   are" .anxious to ".'limifc'^Jkr!  operations to the minimum rieces"-  r  sary to ensure good government. m\����j  future, both Russia and Germany-''Jf]  will not be content to stop at t_is"ii>��fj!  point. Both have a stronger techni-^IJ  cal   case   against   China than, theV^l  rest of the allies.     Germany may, ^&|  probably consider herself, entitled " "*  to exact substantial compensation ^  for the murder of baron von .Ket;'^;  teler.    It is pointed out that~ if the^f  kaiser's government required'Kiao7&7  Chau in reparation for tbe murder.^^c  of two missionaries, the whole prov.^pl  ince of Shan Tung might be deemed'^  no more than a price for the-assasV^j��!  sination of her minister.       ���   7 ' -. ;j|f3f  -Russia again, is   in   a  different;,-^!  position from the other powers'j'^jl  since China was the aggressor, or *atj|��|||  least so the 'Russian authorities^^l  maintain on the northern frontierl y"<4\  The Russians have repelled'-' the'_  attack on their territory, have carried   the   war  into    the   enemy's-  country arid may nofc be disposed-,  to relinquish their   conquests.    Ifc ^  would certainly surprise many of  those   aquainted   with   Muscovite  methods,   if  Russia   consented to',  retire, leaving Manchuria intact, especially as in the course of the next  few months she expects   to have  nearly 400,000 men iu Eastern Asia.  Reports of, fighting beyond Tien- -**o-|  Tsin may help to account for the  silence ��f Pekin, though it does not  alleviate the anxiety, with which  more definite news is awaited. The  telegraph wires are still cut aud  the railway is only working a little  way beyond Pei Tsang. The engagement reported yesterday, in  which a large force of Chinese was  Jisp^i^edJbyiAmerican^Brifcishiand^--  Japanese, may or may not have  opened the road. At any rate the  transports with reinforcements are  now rapidly arriving at Taku and  troops are being pushed to the  front as fasfc as they can be landed.  International compliments continue to be freely exchanged by.the  various commanders. General Gas-  elee's last dispatch contained a tribute to the Japanese. Admiral  Seymour has written a letter to  admiral Courrejolles, in which he  speaks in the highest terms of the  conduct of the French contingent  which took part in the naval expeditionary advance, and especially  of their gallantry in seizing the  Tien-Tsin arsenal, and now Englishmen are particularly gratified at  captain McCall's very handsome  testimonial to the .courage and  ability displayed by Seymour himself. The mutual respect and esteem which the troops of the various civilized nations are beginning  to entertain for one another is one  of the most agreeable results of the  Chinese operations."  Legations Give Thanks.  Pekin,   August   19���via    Taku,  August 24.���Armed Chinese are reported to the southward and westward.   A well-entrenched force has  been located by the Bengal Lancers  iu a village four miles to the southwest.   It is believed fchat the best  Chinese leaders are   in  command.  This morning a thanksgiving service was attended by the members ���  of the. British and American legations, the missionaries and marines.  Detachments of   the allied forces  were out today reconnoitering. The  imperial cifcy and the foreign city  are under close guard by the international authorities.  .��.t.  ____,C^ THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON B. C MONDAY AUGUST 27 1900  TO SPOKANE  AP REPUBLIC  Reduction in Long Distance Rates. Use the  Kootenay Lake Company's Lines.  JOTHER   BATES   PROPORTIONATELY   LOW.  ;ffl  ���w  KEMP'S PATENT STEAM CEREAL COOKER  A simple, inexpensive kitchen convenience, useful in ono hundred ways.    So many  mnlit s;lv Uiey cannot eat oatmeal, but Kemp's Steam Cereal Cooker lielps over the  In cereals cooked by this method, the kernels are expanded by tho steam  iB  P, :H  a,  circulating ovei* them, making them tender, delicato, delicious and readily digestible. rtTT\  None m cil deny themselves these nutritious foods if they have them properly cooked -M.  by steam.  WEST BAKER STREET,  Nelson; British Columbia.  iVlQL,aQtilan  Brothers  Successors to tho Vancouver Hardware Company..  m  &'  I JO;  HUDSON'S BAY  COMPANY.  t  Is?  %  it.  .INCORPORATED 1670.  authority to appoint the commission; the members of the legislature  have assurances from members of  the government that the commission shall not touch the eight-hour  law; the'mine owners apparently  have a commission which will not  serve their purpose; and the" mining  sections of the province have the  prospect of a rest from legislative  interference.  IF YOU WANT  Pure  Groceries  at Honest  Prices  TRY   THE  g&he f&vibxxm+  j     In the supplementary estimates  : which were put through the legislature on Thursday night a vote of  ! $3^500 was passed to defray the expenses of a mining and water commission.     The circumstance   that  but little opposition was encountered may be accepted as evidence  that assurances were renewed from  the  government   that   the   eight-  * hour law is not to be included in  commissions held for investigation.  The member for Nelson objected to  the vote, but even his objections  were along the line that the vote  was simply a waste of money. TtTe  ventured the prediction that a similar amount, spent in an assay offlce  at Victoria for the purchase of the  gold of returning miners from the  jNorth, would accomplish much more  ^ood.   The government now has its  TnE gold output from the properties around Nelson is beginning  to climb np to respectable proportions.   The Ymir mine easily holds  first place, dropping seventy stamps  for the month of July.   During this  period 4650 tons of ore were crushed,  yielding a gross estimated value of  $239,500,of which sum the officers of  the company say about $25,000 will  represent the company's profit upon  the month's operations.   The Athabasca company comes second with  a crushing of 400 tons, and a cleanup  of   $17,100;    and   the  Granite  third, with a crushing of 104.0 tons,  and a gross return of $9550.   All  three of these properties are yet in  their grst stages of development,  yet their aggregate monthly output already amounts to the very  considerable total of $66,000, and  at the present rate of progress it  will not be long before their annual output will reach the million  mark.  Sir Charles Tupper's talk about  preferential trade with Great  Britain has not taken much root in  the Dominion. This does not indicate that Canadian farmers would  like to secure a.steady market andv  the highest possible price for their  produce.- The difficulty which they  see is in persuading the people of  Britain to consent to pay the higher  prices. They, don't take to Sir  Charles' scheme because theyreal-  of the accounts in connection with  the recent smallpox scare. An  appropriation of $2000 has been  made for tho unsettled accounts,  which, it is thought, will be sufficient to wipe out all obligations not  previously provided for.  Joseph Martin, Vancouver's eminent Liberal, has been engaged to  campaign against the Laurier candidates throughout Manitoba. It is  suggested that the expenses of the  anti-Laurier campaign are met by  the Conservative party.  Rich Lardeau Ore.  Lardeau Eagle.  The    returns   of    the   Triune's  maiden shipment of ore to the Trail  smelter has been given to the Eagle.  There were 380 sacks of ore;1 the  gross weight of which  was  42,180  pounds,   the   net     weight   39,695  pounds, or 405 pounds less  than 20  tons.    The ore sized up in these  proportions:   Gold, $237.58 ; silver...  $4,9S5.95;    lead,    $589.90.       Total  gross  value,  $5,813.45,' or,  figuring  on a 20-ton basis, $290.07 to the ton.  Transportation aud smelter charges  amounted to  $436.65,  leaving  the  net proceeds $5,376.84, or on  a 20-  ton basis, $20S.S4  to the ton.    It  costs $10 a ton to pack it to Ten-  Mile, $15 to haul it to the Lauding  and $22 a ton for freight, transportation and smelter charges to the  C. P. R.     The   shipment   was accompanied by A. Ferguson, one of  the owners, and V. Lade, one of the  lessees.    They got $20 an ounce for  their gold and 61  cents per ounce  for, their silver.     It is safe to say  that every ton of Triune ore shipped  this season will net at least $275.00  a ton, after paying $47  a ton for  freight and treatment. The Triune,  it must   be   remembered,   is   only  about ten Sveek's old, and the lessees  have over 200   tons   blocked   out  after having  driven less than 125  feet of tunnel.  _ &&&&&&_&&&^&&&_i:&&i_U&&_��&G_:__US^&  Aci^.^'^'^^'^'^'^'^'^'t^'^'^'^'^'^ ���^^^���*?-.t?,*��v*v'^'.'?-  Uf  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  ffl  ffl  w,  ���i-i-**:  ^���^���^���_*>-^-4��-a'a,-a'-^,^,^>,^'>>,^'^'^-'^B',-s-*^>,-s��*�����*^'-Sfe*>��- l  0'0i9^9:9:9^9:9-0i9^9:9^9;9;9i9^9i9i9i9^9^9^9r9:^Di  IRVINE  CO.  Special sale of Dress Goods, Millinery, Muslin, Prints, Lawns, Percales, Sateens, and Dimities  We will offer our entire stock of Summer Goods at special prices below cost. Sunshades half  price.    Carpets, Window Shades, Curtains, Oilcloths, and Linoleums at cut-down prices.  E  1  IRVINE & OO.  ^j,i&,ft,s,g,s,,S"jg*^,:>,S'S',ai,a,i5''^a,a'S"ia'aL*s*,it,s>,s-'-a*a>*a> -_,-_^.<sf.0-0.*�����������*-0.0-0.0.0.0.0.0._*.0-0.0-0-i0-0-i_t-0-*__���_*���__$&  ^^l9-0-0:0'0'0i9-0T0i9}979:979T9i9:9:9l9i9i919TSr9i9t9   ^^^���^���^.^���^.^.^^^���^.^.tr.^.^fr^^^^^^^^S?:*;'  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  iti  iti  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  iti  iti  iti  ffl  iti  iti  iti  iti  D.J.DEWAR,J.P.  Notary Public���Conveyancer.  FOB SALE.  $1800, Easy terms, seven-room house, lot  75 by 75.  S200 buys lots on Mill street faciog the lake.  Don't miss this if you want a good bargain.  $2700���easy terms���buys good house and lot on  Carbonate street.  The best I have to offer is pis lots including a  cornor on Observatory street for ��1100. Tho  adjacent lots are held at 3*250 each.  Wholesale  Houses  NELSON  B. C.  CRATED AND MINERAL WATERS.  rpHORPE & CO.. LIMITED.���Corner Vernon  x and Cedar streets, Nelson, manufacturers  of and wholesale dealers in ajratcd waters and  fruit syrups. Solo agents for Halcyon Springs  mineral water.  Telephone CO.  ASSAYERS'   SUPPLIES.  TEETZEL & CO.-Corncr Baker and  Josephino streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers in assayers supplies. Agents for Denver  Fire Clay Co. of Denver, Colorado.  W.Fj,  ize that there is not the remotest  chance of its realization.  It is estimated that the recent  strike of the fishermen on the Fraser river entailed a loss of $250,000.  This represents the penalty which  the province pays for its failure to  provide adequate means for the  arbitration of labor disputes, and  it is a penalty which may be imposed every year until legislative  measures are taken to avoid it.  Mr. Houston has succeeded in  effecting a settlement of the dispute  between the city and the provincial government as to the payment  Cameras  At the Rifle Ranges.  Three members of the rifle association went to the ranges on Saturday morning and had splendid  shooting, the light and wind being  much better than the average. H.  Bird put on 06 points out of the  possible 105, thus making the-highest score of the season. D. Lewis  made 90 and A Carrie 85. A high,  wind prevailed during the afternoon, which had the effect of cutting down the scores considerably.  The following is the result of the  afternoon shoot: F. R. Stewart,  78,' S. P. Shaw 74, W. E. Macdon-.  nell 73, H.O. Langford 63, R. Leicester 60.  Vesper Crew Won.  Paris, August 26.���The eight-oar  crew of the Vesper Boat Club of  Philadelphia won the championship  in the international regatta held  under the auspices of the exposition.  League Games.  Buffao 7, Cleveland 3.  Rochester 4, Toronto 3.  Syracuse 4, Montreal 1.  St. Louis 6, Chicago 3.  DEBENTURES  FOR SALE  I have purchased the insurance and real estato  business of Mr. Alex Stewart and will bo glad to  meet his former clients.  Office in  Madden Block  D. J. DBWAR  HUGH    _.   CAMERON  TO   LET  Furnished house with five rooms, $30 per month.  LIFE  AND  FIRE   INSURANCE  Money to loan on the installment plan.  Great AVest Life Assurance Company.  5000 Shares Molly Cibson Stock for Sale  H. R. CAMERON  Baker Street, Nelson. Agent and Appraiser.  CIGARS.  TTOOTENAY CIGAR MANUFACTURING  **��� CO.���Cornor Bakor and Hall streets, Nol  son, manufacturers of "Royal Seal" and "Koote  nay Bollo" brands of cigars.  COMMISSION MERCHANTS.  TT J. EVANS & CO.���Baker street," Nelson  ���*-*������   wholosale    dealers   in   liquors,    cigars,  coment, Are brick and firo clay, water pipe:and  steel rails, and general commission merchants.  ELECTEICAL   SUPPLIES.  KOOTENAY ELECTRIC SUPPLY & CONSTRUCTION COMPAN Y���Wholesale dealers in telephones, annunciators, bolls, 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-  Edmonton R. R. Mills at Victoria, New west-  minster, and Edmonton, Alberta.  TAYLOR FEED & PRODUCE CO.���Baker  . street. Nelson (George F. Motion's old  stand), Flour, Feed, Grain,-Hay and Produce.  Car lots a specialty. Correspondenco solicited.  Phone 26.    ��� '     .  P.  FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  BURNS Sc   CO.���Baker   street,   Nelson,  wholesale dealers in fresh and oured meats.  Cold storage. ,    '  ���  GROCERIES.  A MACDONALD & CO.-Corner Front and  ��� Hall streets, wholesale grocors and  Jobbers in blankets, gloves, mitts, boots, rubbers,  mackiriaws and miners' sundries.  - *  KOOTENAY" SUPPLY   COMPANY,   LIMITED���Vernon   street, Nelson,  wholesale  grocers. -.-'���-  fieison Saw &  Planing Rf|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 Hall and Front Streets  Factory Hall Street Grossing C. P. R. Track  Mills Hall Street Wharf  JOHN CHOLDITCH & CO.-  son, wholesale grocers. ���  -Front street, Nel-  REAL ESTATE AND  INSURANCE AGENTS  i.y -        ..  .     .      thorized tho issue of debentures for the following  purposes:  $15,000 for extending the Water-  Works System.  $15,000 for extending the Electric Light System.  $20,000 for extend ing the Sewer  System.  $20,000    for   Street    Improvements.  $6,000 for a Road Making Plant.  Those debentures aro dated October 1st, 1900,  run for twenty years, bear four per cent interest  (payable senn-niiniiully), and will bo issued in  uonoininationH of one thousand dollars. IiitcrcKt  and principal payable at llio Hank of Montreal,  Nelson. Tho n-wcssnccl value of real estate in  Nelson is 81,2.17,000. and of improvement'* 8818,000;  total S'-'.mw.OOO. The population i.s (jOOO. Tenders  for those debentures will bo received by the undersigned up to Vi o'clock noon on Saturday,  Soptombor 15th, 1000.  JOHN HOUSTON, Mayor.  Nelson. B. C, Julv 24th. 1900.  Agents for J. & J. TAYLOR SAFES  Bogustown)   Fairview   Addition.  ALEX STEWART  FR. STEWART & CO.���Warehouses on C. P.  ��� R. track, foot of Stanley street. Nelson,  wholesale dealors - in provisions, produce and.  fruits. Cold storage. Agents Armour Sc Co.'s  bacon, hams, lard and other products.  Y. GRIFFIN Sc CO.-Front street, Nelson,  ���   wholesale   dealers   in   provisions,   cured  meats, butter and eggs.  Kootenay Steam Lanndpy  BLOMBERG & SWEDBER.G  ESTATE   OF   JAMES   KELLY.  Tn tho tnattor of tho estato of James Ivcllr, lato  of the Citv of Nelson, in the county of Kootenaj  PROPRIETORS  The only steam, laundry in Nelson employing union labor  Exchequer stock for sale  at a Bargain.  HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.  H BYERS & CO.-Corner Bakerand Josephine  . ���   streots, Nelson, wholesale dealors in hard  ware and mining supplies.  Powder Co.  Agents for. Giant  T AWRENCE  ���M   Baker St.,  ALEX STEWART  AND AMATEUR  PHOTOGRAPHERS'  SUPPLIES OF  ALL KINDS.  wm mm  I. BOOK oo.  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.  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 Josephino streets in ono of  the best residential portions of Nelson, and is  easily accessible from all parts of the city.  The courso of study includes tho fundamental  and higher branches of thorough English- rluca-  tion: Business course���bookkeeping, stenography and typewriting. Scienco courso���music:  vocal and instruments 1, drawing, etc Plain art  I and needlework, eto.    _ ���  I    For terms and particulars apply to tbe Sister  NKLSON, B. C, | Superior.  BOUGHT AND SOLD  Referendum Treasury Stock  Richoliou. 1000 ...   "  FOR SALE.  Six-room houso, Hume Addition, $850.  A complete set of tinner's tools.  A good shack.  CALL ON  H. A, Prosser  BROKER, WARD STREET  J. E. ANNABLE  GENERAL BROKER  Houses and lots for salo in all parts of the city.  Agent for Victor Safo Co.   Agent for'Bell  Piano Co.   Ontario Mutual Life Insurance Co.  Madden Block,  Ward Street.  .See ENABLE  MONEY TQ LOAN  AT 7 PER CENT  ON BUSINESS PROPERTY  HARDWARE    COMPANY���  .,  Nelson,  wholesale   dealers in  hardware and mining supplies, and water and  plumbers' supplies.   LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  TURNER, BEETON & CO.���Cornor Vernon  and' Josephine streets, Nolson, wholesale  dealers in liquors, olgars and dry goods. ^Agents.  for~Pabst~Brewlng~Co. of Milwaukee and CaK*  gary Browing Co. of Calgary.   ���    * ���' *  POWDER, CAPS AND FUSE.  HAMILTON POWDER COMPANY-Baker  street, Nelson, manufacturers of dynamite,  sporting, stumping and black blasting powders,  wholesale dealers in caps and fuse, and eleotrio  blasting apparatus.   SASH AND DOORS.  NELSON SAW AND PLANING MILLS.  LIMITED���Corner Front and Hall strooto,  Nolson, manufacturers of and wholosale dealers.  In sash and doors; all kinds of faotory work made  to order. ���   .   WINES AND. CIGARS.  CALIFORNIA WINE COMPANY, LIMITED���Corner Front and Hall.streots, Nolson, wholosale dealers In wines (case and bulk,  and domestic and Imported olgars.  E P. Whalley, J. P.  NOTARY PUBLIC  Ofllce with C. W. Wost & Co., corner Hall and  Bakor streets.  City offlce of tho Nolson Sodawater Factory.  A. R. BARROW, A.M.I.C.E.  PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  Corner Viotoria and Kootenay Streets.  P. O. Box SB). TELEPHONE NO, K  ARCHITECTS.  EWART &  CARRIE���Architects.   Rooms 7  ��� ���> and 8 Aberdeen block, Baker street. Nelson.  ~~ ENGINEERS.  GHARLES PARKER���Mining and milUnor en-  gineer.  Turncr-Boeckh Block, Baker street.  Nelson.  NOTICE   OF   DISSOLUTION.  Notice is hereby given that the partnership  formerly oxisting between Gus Nelson and John  Lindblad, lessees of the "Glue Pot" saloon, Nelson, has this day been dissolved. All claims  against tho said firm must be sent to Mr. Nelson,  who will continue to carry on the business.  Witness: JOHN LINDBLAD. ���.  R. S. LEVNTE. GUS  NELSON.  Dated at Nelson this Uth day of August,  A. D., 1900.  A: LARSON, Manager  J. M. LUDWIG  Manufacturers of and  dealers' in Harness, Pack  and Stock Saddles. Apara-  jocs. Collars, Bridles and  Whips..  fieison Harness Shop  HaU Street, Nolson.   .  province  kec  Columbia,  livery   stable  O. W. West & Co.  COAL!      WOOD I  Hard Coal  Anthracite  $9.65  Crow's Nest   Coal  ���  DBLIVEEBD  $6.15  AGENTS IMPERIAL  OIL COMPANY, Ltd.  No ordor can bo accepted unless accompanied  by cash,  ^^^  Ofllce:   Comer of Hall  and Baker Streets.  of   British  coper, deceased.  Notico is horeby givon pursuant to tho "Trustees and Executors Act" of the Revised Statutes  of tho Provinco of British Columbia, 18*17, Ch:'jA-  ter 1S7, that nil creditors and others having  claims against the estate of the said James Kelly,  who died on or about the 18th day of October,  1899, are required, on or before tho 1st day of November. 1900, to send by post prepaid or deliver  to Messrs. Taylor & Hannington, of the City of  Nelson, aforesaid, solicitors of Richard W.Day,  of the City of Nelson aforesaid, the administrator of the real and pergonal offects of tho said deceased, or to said Richard AV. Day, their Christian and surnames, addresses and dCFcriplions,  tho full particulars of their claims, tho state j  ment of their accounts and the nature of the securities, if any, held by them.  And further tako noticf that after such last  mentioned dato tho said administrator will proceed to distribute the assets of the deceased  among the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims which he shall then have  notice, and the said administrator will not be  liablo for tho said assets or any part thereof to  any person or persons of whose claims notico  shall not have boon received by him at tho timo  of such distribution.  TAYLOU & HANNINGTON,  Solicitors for Richard W. Day, administrator  for James Kelly, deceased.  Dated tho Uth day of August. 1900.  NOTICE.  TELEPHONE 33.  CCSTELLO'S EXPRESS  AND TRANSFER  ���  Baggago and express moved to any part of tho  oity.  Special attention givon to heavy teaming.  Offlce oorner Victoria and Ward streets.  Telephone 192. W. A. COSTELLO, Managor.  Lethbridge Gait Goal  The besfa value for the money in the maiket  tor' all purposes. '  -terms.cash     W. P. TlERNsT. General Agent  Tolenhono 117.    Offloe with C. D. J. Christie.  -A_-   ���EXSTST.E-A-JD.  Contracting Painters, Decorators, Paporhangers.  Full line of wall paper, mouldings, etc, : Kalso-  . mining and Tinting.   Strictly first-class, work.  Estimates furnished. '   -  Residence Mill Street,   WRT QflW    R   f!  Opposite School House   Xi.JajUiPVJW.f ���"�� V*  FRATERNAL   SOCIETIES.  J_    NELSON LODGE. NO. 23, A. F. & A. M.  *%r_r Meets second Wednesday in each month.  /^^ Sojourning brethren Invited.  KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS- Nelson Lodge, No,  25, Knights of Pythias, meets in I. O. O. F.  The matter of the co-partnership of Kelly &  Steeper of Nelson, B. C, liverymen.  All persons having claims against tho co-partnership of Kelly & Steeper above named or tho  said livoiy stable business as carried ou under  tlio namo of Kelly & Steeper aro. requested lo  hand forthwith to Richard W. Day, thoir names  and full particulars of their said claims.  TAYLOR & HANNINGTON.  Solicitors for Richard W. Day, Administrator.  TRADES   UNIONS.  NELSON MINERS' UNION NO. 96, W. F. o  M.���Meots in miners' union rooms, northeast corner "Viotoria and Kootenay streets, ovory  Saturday ovoniug at 8 o'clock. Visiting mom-  bors welcome. M. R. Mowatt, Prosidont. Jamo  Wilkes, Socretary. Union Scale ok Wages  Kon Nklson Distiuct���Por shift, machino  men, $.'(.50: hammcrsmon miners, $.1.25; muckers,  carmen, shovelers and othor underground laborers, $3.90.  ���TIRADES AND LABOR COUNCIL.���Tho rcpu-  A lar mootings of the Nelson Trades and Labor  Council will bo hold in tho minors' union hall,  corner of Viotoria and Kootonay streets, on the  first and third Thursday of each month, at  7.30 p.m. G. J. Thorpe, President. J. H. Matheson, Secretary.  rpHE regular meetings of the 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. Robinson, President.   James Colling, Secretary.  BARBERS' UNION.-Nelson Union, No. 19G, of  , the International Journeymen Barber's Union of America, meets every first andjhird Mon  day of each month in Miner's Union HaU, corner  ....       id ._    . .  . _.  ng    Matheson, President.   ���., _*._���__  at 8:30 t  brothers cordially invited   _  ---���-������- W.S.Bel-  p.m.  ed to  Hall, cornor  Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock,  cordially invited to attend.  J. A. Paquotte, K. of R. & S.  or and Kootenay streets, every  vis'tino- Knights  F.J. Bradley. CO.;  Apply G. L. LENNOX. Solicitor, Nelson R C I  POUNDKEEPER'S   NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that I have caused to  bo impounded one grey horse, aged, 141 hands.  Owner can havo same by paying charges.  W.R.JARVIS  NELSON L. O. L., No. 1692, meets in I. O. O. F.  Hall, corner Baker and Kootenay streets,  1st and 3rd Friday of eaoh month. Visiting  hrothern cordially invited. R. Robinson, W. M.  M ^.Crawford. Recording-Secretary.   NELSON JERIE, Number 22, Fraternal Order  of Eagles, meets, every second  Wednesday ineaoh. month  in   and fourth  FraternltF Hall.  aayj  of Victoria and Kootenay streets,  sharp.    Visitini  attend.  J.H.I  ville, Seoretary.  ���DRICKLAYERS AND MASONS' UNION.  JJ   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 secrotary. ���  ���  LABORERS' UNION.-Nelson Laborers'. Pro-  teotivejjnion. No. 812], A. F. of L., meets in  Fraternity Hall, Oddfellow's block, corner of Ba-  Ko(' * --    -         :_. 7~~-:::*gi   can Federation cordially invited to attend.  ker and  at 7:30 p.m. sharpl Visitin  .ootenay streets, overy Monday evening  1-  Visiting brethren weloome.  W. Goenell, Fresi  dent.  Charles Prosser, Seoretary.  members of. the Amorf  ...   ... . lvlted to attend. A. W.  MoFeo. President. Percy Shackelton. Secretary.  NELSON PAINTERS' UNION-The regular  meeting of the Painters' Union Is hold  tho first and third Fridays In each month at Miners' Union hall at 7:30 sharp. T. O. Skatbo, Presi-  dent: Will J. Hatch. Secretary.   PLASTERERS' UNTON-The O. P. I. A. No.  x 172, meets every Wednesday evening in the  Elliot block, corner Baker and Stanley streots. at  8 o'clock. J. D. Moyer, president; Donald McLean, secretary  W0&^^J^t__^^-&^^.  if^'^yM _am^.-���-r_^~*r_-*,-,~r?~.~_,.���__-.n^_-__r,._ _.  ���Ci'  r~inr~~liiiii   i"1"-  THE TRIBUNE:  . B. 0., MOHDAY; AUGTUST 27, ISOO  i     mrf&'mm'&'1m_B'^'&'mlL'm*'1m'^ '^ '^' >^'^��- ^ ' ^��- -^ ��� ^>- >���*�� ��� *��*��� ^ . ~-. W . >��k .^. . ���>_ _^     ^    ^     *_w^.-��.^*__^._^  .'��****"^'^'^"^*>***^^���T'^�����T-^r-ST*^���'sT'SK'SBr*^5T��.3r��^�����f''55.'��r.^��J^^^*5S-5r.^ ''00}iP}myjS^>5^5^00^0_0^^_W*'00-0**'^'09'00>?0_9 3 35OH*'S*!_*-    -    -    ffiffi'"^"'^"-^"*S? *__} '"&  \\(r *"<~"t*"0*'0*'0*'00*00tt  \iti  ALE  liti  hti  tii  OF/  \iti  liti  ... IMPROVED   REAL   ESTATE   Ml  \tif  kit  Acting- under instructions, Messrs. Charles A! Waterman & Oo. will offer for Sale bv  Public Auction, on the premises, on  i*/  la,  iii  til  \a  in  ia  ia  Hx  AT   11   O'CLOOK   A. M.  That very desirable parcel of improved real estate, being- lot 12, block 2, situate on the  corner of Baker and Josephine streets, having-, a frontage on Baker street of 50 feet and  known as the Houston block. This property is the most desirable business propertv in  Nelson, and has a present rental value of $350 per month.  The property will be offered for sale subject to a reserved bid. . Further particulars  as to terms and conditions of sale can be obtained on application to  Xii  tii  tii  tit  tii  tii  tii  tii  tit  xa  xa  tii  xa  xa  xa  xa  tii  xa  tii  tii  til  tifi  ��� :7^  ���M  'M  "������������'"a  *���&{  '���tj_~sl  CHARLES   A.   WATERMAN   &   CO,   Auctioneers  Nelson, B.C., August 21st, 1900.  tii  tii  Xit  tit  Xii  til  Xik  tii  tik  tin  tit  IIANK-. OF MONTREAL  CAPITAL, all paid up....$12,000,000.00  BEST    7.000.000.00  UNDIVIDED PROFITS       427,180.80  ord Strathcona and Mount Royal ...President  Ion. Georgo A. Drummond Vice-President  S. Clouston General Manager  NELSON BRANCH  Cornor Baker and Kootenay Streets.  A. H. BUCHANAN, Managor.  ���Branches in London (England) Nkw York,  Iuicago, and all tho principal cities in Canada.  ���Buy and sell Sterling Exchange and Cable  transfers.  lGrant   Commercial  and   Travelors'   Credits,  I'ailablc in any part of tho world.  [Drafts Issued, Collections Made, Eto.   -  Savings Bank Branch  =C0KKENT^RATR-OP^INTEKEST^PAID.^===^  THE BANK OF  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  NELSON  Imperial Bank of Canada  HEAD  OFFICE. TORONTO.  CHINESE CUSTOMS.  Vyt is a remarkable thing about  rckin that, in a city laid out on an  Jnormous plan, with large avenues,  jigh walls, beautified by pretty pa-  [odas, elegant temples, large yameris  >ntaining the imperial palaces aud  jicred grounds, so little is done  Ipward the comfort of pedestrians  Tud of people riding on mules,  Jiorses, camels or vehicles. The  R'joroughfares are never repaired!  lo that the streets are Hooded soon  titer it begins to rain. You can-  lot walk in the streets at such  flines. The only means of travel  Ihen is the peculiar spriugless Pe-  ljin cart, by which one gets full of  laud and filbh. The mule placed  lief ore the cart has to wade through  lhe morass and the wheels sink  Keep into the mud. With the exception of open canals, traversing  [jities, the Chinese do not drain  ifheir streets.  The   laws and customs allow a  ihinaman to have as many wives  \. he can support, but only the first  J/ife is regarded as the legitimate  fiother of   the household.   She is  le ruler of all the children, who  idll mourn for her a hundred days.  H^he husband, who can remarry as  ��ffcen as he likes, does not show any  lign of mourning for his  wife  to-  ihe outer world, but a woman who  marries again after her husband's  Iceath is not considered respectable.  Should she, on the other hand, corn-  |uit suicide on her husband's grave,  |hen a pailau, which is an ornamental gateway or arch, will  be  greeted as a sign of transcendent  loyalty and virtue.   But the great J  Is now prepared to issue Drafts and  Letters of Credit on Skaguay, U. S.,  Atlin, B. C, and Dawson City, N. W. T.  majority of Chinese do not adhere  to polygamy. They have a proverb  which says that where one woman  reigns there is peace; two women  -under the same roof signifies a.  fight, and three women means intrigue and disorder.  A most pjcuJLakJjhing^about^the^  Chinese is that thay do not know  the value of time. We have had  some convincing proof of this in the  last few weeks. ��� The Chinese were,  in no hurry to let us know that the  diplomats and foreign residents of  Pekin were alive. The manner in  which the Chinese ignore time may  also be noticed in another way. If  a Chinaman announces his visit for  official or other business, you may  be sure that he will arrive from an  hour to half a day later, sometimes  even on the next day, without  deeming it necessary to apologize  for the delay. When the caller  finally does arrive, there is generally a long exchange of polite phrases  and words. Afterward, you drink  tea and smoke pipes. During all  this time you talk of politics and  the weather, and possibly, just be-  fore-the caller intends to leave, he  will casually bring up the purpose  of his visit.-  A curious sight is to see wealthy  Chinamen traveling on board of a  coast or ocean steamer. They all  retire to their cabins to. remain  there during the voyage. Here they  will eat, drink, amuse themselves  and smoke opium, with the pungent  odor of which the neighboring  cabins are soon unpleasantly filled.  On a voyage from Ningpo to Shang-  Hai I once visited a Chinese steerage; there were over 700 men and  women crouched on the floor, smok--  ing their peculiar water and opium  pipes, the smoke of which filled the  whole ship. It is always a great  curiosity for a stranger to enter  one of the public places, mostly  Chinese tea-houses, where a kind of  sofa arrangement for opium smokers may   be  found.   Places  exist  Capital Authorized $2,500,000  Capital Paid up $2,458,603  Rest  $1,700,000  D. R. Wilkio, General Manager.  E. Hay, Inspector,  Nelson Branch���Burns Block, 221 Baker Street  J. M. LAY, Manager.  where more than a hundred of such  sofas, on each of which two Chinamen generally lie, the one conversing, while the other holds his pipe  over a small burning lamp and puffs  the smokable extracts of the Indian  poppy.  Contractors and Builders  WILL DO WELL TO  Buy Their Lumber  AT  G. 0. Buchanan's  A large stook of first-class dry material on  hand, also a foil line of sash, doors, mouldings,  turned work, eto.  Factory Work a Specialty  Yard!  Foot of Hendryx stroet, Nelson  Telephone. 91    Jo|]n   WOS)   _\gQ\\t  Calgary Bottled Beer  % Pccond to none on the market.   For sale by tho  single Dottle, the dozen or the barrel.  Palace h/|eat N|ar^et  Headquarters  for all kinds of  Fresh and Cured Meats.  A feature will bo mado of tho poultry and  Same trade.  They will always bo on hand dur-  ig thoir season.  N elson Wine Company.  Telephone A3.    .Frank A. Tamulvn, Manager.  I���IX���IT 11111111 11 I TT���TTITTTTTTTTT..���rjTTTTTTTTTTl  JUST   ARRIVED  A Car Load of  Allen's Apple Cider.  THORPE & CO.  ���TrlllirilimiriiiriiHT���ilium, mmt  R. REISTERER & CO.  BREWERS AND BOTTLBBS OF  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  Prompt and regular B _ "u ���  delivery to the trade     Brewery at Nelson  Kootenay   Coffee   Co.  NELSON. B.O. ���''���'  Coffee roasters and dealers In Tea and Coffee.  _ Offer fresh, roasted ooffee of beet quality as  follows:  Java and Arabian Macha, per ponnd S   40  Java and Mooha J "lend, 8 pounds  1 00  Fine Santos, I pounds  l 00  Santos Blend, 5 pounds  l oo  Our Special Blend. 6 pounds  1 oo  Our Rio Roast, 6 pounds  1 00  A tual order solicited. Salesroom 2 doors east  of Oddfellows block. Weed, Baker streot.  J. L.  PORTER, Prop.  169 Josephine St, between Baker and Vernon  Telophone 159.  H. D.  ASHCROFT  BLACKSMITHING  AND EXPERT  HORSESHOEING  Wagon repairing promptly attended to by a  flrso-oiass whoelwrighU  Special attention given to all kinds of repairing and custom work from nutaide points.  Hhoo:   Hall St.. between Baker and Vornnn.  Superfluous Hairs  Permanently Removed  by the Bleetpie leedle  the oz_<T___rsr cube  A FULL LINE OF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  local and coast.  Flooring  local and coast.  Newel Posts  Stair Rail  Mouldings  Shingles  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  _.��� of-alpkihds;   IF WHAT VOU WANT IS NOT IN 8TOCK  WK WIH MAKE IT KOR VOU  CALL AND OBT PRICKS.  J. A. Sayward  UAIX AND LARK STRKKTS, NELSON  Having Purchased  the Business  Of Fred J. Squire, merchant  tailor, Nelson, I intend to  continue the business so as:  to keep the patronage of ah  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  Porto Rico Lumber Co.  (LIMITED)  COItNKU OF  HENDRYX AND VKRNON BTREETS  Lady   operator���graduate electrician,  few weeks at the Hume Hotel, room 15.  For a  KICHEST REFERENCES. CURE CU/\RANTEED.  DISSOLUTION   OF   PARTNEESHIP.  Notico is hereby given that tho partnership  heretofore existing between Kdward C. Cordingly and A. XV. Purdy, carrying on business as  turnituro Dealers, in the City of Nolson, under  tho name, stylo and firm of the Nelson Furniture  Company, has this day been dissolved by mutual  consent. Richard \V. Day of Nelson, B, C, accountant, has been appointed receive.' to wind  up tho affairs of the Iii in, to whom all accounts  due tho firm must bo paid, and all claims against  the firm should be sent.  Witness: K. C. CORDINGLY,  W. A. GALLjHER. A. XV. PURDY.  Dated this first day of August, A. D. 1000, at  the City of Nelson.  Rough and  Dressed  Lumber  Shingles  Mouldings  A-1 White Pine Lumber Always in  StocV  We carry a complete stock of  Ccast Flooring, Ceiling, Inside Finish, Turned Work, Sash and Doors.  Special order work will receive  prompt attention.  per suit. All other lines at  low rates. None but Union  labor employed.  E. Skinner  Neelands' Building:, Baker 8treet.  FRED J. SQUIRE. Manager.  AMERICAN  AND  EUROPEAN  PLANS  MEALS   25r   CENTS  ROOMS LIGHTED BY ELECTRICITY  AND HEATED BY STEAM  25 CENTS TO fl  321 to 331 Baker Street, Nelson.  Arthur Gee  MERCHANT  TAILOR  Removed to Baker Street,- opposite tho Queen's  SMOKE  Porto Rico LumberCo. Ltd,  Tenders Wanted.  Tenders are invited for hauling somo three  hundred tonw, more or less, of milling machinery  from Lemon Creek Siding on the i-jlocnn brancn  of tlieC. V. II. to the Chapleau mlllsito, a distance of some seven and a half miles. Tenders  will he received addressed to J. 11. Williams,  Slocan r ity, np to noon on .Monday, August 27th,  1!XX). Kor f iirthor particulars apply to tho office  of tho Ciiaplcau mine, Nelson, or utSlocau City.  ROYAL SEAL  AND  KOOTENAY BELLE  CIGARS  UNION MADE  Kootenay Cigar Mfg. Co.  NBLBON. BRmgH OOLUMBI.'.  IVJadden House  QUEEN'S HOTEL  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  Lighted by, Electricity and Heated with: Hot .Air.  ..Large oomfortabl* bedrooms and  flrst-olass  ainiog'toom. Sample rooms for oommeto���1 men.  RATES $2 PER DAY  N|rs. E. C. ClarKe, Prop.  LATE OF THK ROYAL HOTEL, CALGARY  EVERY   DAY  AT   THB  BIG   SCHOONER  Boer or Half-and-half only  Baker and-Ward.  Streets/ Nelson ���'���  The only hotel in Nelson that has remained  under one management since 1890.  Tho bod-rooms are well furnished and lighted  by eleotriclty.  The bar la always stocked by the beet doms-  tlo and Imported liquors and olgars.  THOMAS MADDEN, Proprietor,  SLOCAN JUNCTION HOTEL  J. H. MoMANUS, Manager  Bar stocked with bost brands of wines, liquors,  and Cigars. Beer on draught. Large oomfort-  _bk* rooms.   Flrst-clasa table beard.  FRESH    Iim   COOL  The only good Beer in Nolson  E. J. CURRAN, Prop.  Corner Stanloy and Silica Streets.  To  Mine  Managers and  Ore  Shippers.  W. Pellew Harvoy, F.C.S., assayer in charge  of tlio provincial government assay office, will  act as shippors' representative at any Coast  smelter, to receive, weigh, sample and check  pulps and to generally look aftor the interest* of  the miners. Terms made on tho basis of tonnage'  handled. Apply for particulars to him at  Vancouver. B. C.  NOTICE.  The Nelson Tinners' "Union having   secured  the support of their employers havo'agreed to  adopt tho nine hour day, commencing August-1.  All Union tinners will please accept this noticol  (Sgd, WM, PARIS, Sec  a -__  ; u-_i\  ' ���'��� -f*_i  f f-'ti'-fiX,  ���:   ��� y-*#|  t, y_>,^?%  .    **>*��**#!  '���'i-ttsm  .* ' VWvj*%���  jkk_._^  ��� tt]>P?l  ... r$m  '", '"'"tS-1  ?'-. ''X  y-',-0\  7:7 vii  - i^l  *���   1)*S ,-��*���_%  ��� * '-/*.,��  >yyv\  '.t&A  ���IS* I  wl  iiw_  ;-,-VS|  r^ysM^y  Z'ytt'-{fi':'i^*yl'��.t,ffi  .-y.^-.'.''-y.y:i^ciV_y'-^  ';t^:  '���^WSMie  ttyi..t.^:��&^^SM THE TRIBUNE: NELSON, B/G., MONpAY AUGUST 27 1900  j  A'  j  �� ���*  I  m  M  II  II  at-*  I'M  17  $  li-  3  *1     ,  I'*  Queen Victoria Chooolate3  <*.  THE  BEST  OUST  THE  MA.BKET  SOLD  ONLY  _3_T  W. F. Teetzel Sc Go.  so. cEiasra: boxes  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  i_^'___L-&Sl;--_L:&_L:&:_L:_L- '^^US^A^BA'^aiA^S^  f/S tf��� ** ��� ^ t- ���?������ ^- ^ ���?��� *?��� ����� ^ -9-019-0.019-9-0-9'0-0  w  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  to  Established in Nelson in 1890.  FOR LAMPS  ty Bronze Statues, Piano Lamps, Onyx Tables,  ty Vases, Jardiniere Tables, Umbrella Stands,  ty Five o'clock Tea Kettles, Letter Racks, Call  ty Bells, Ink Stands, Candelabras  ffl  iti  to  to  to  to  to  to  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  to  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  C-A.i_i_ oisr  Nelson  Jacob Dover  The Jeweler.  , Our watch making and jewelry department is attended by expert workmen.  _ Mail  and   express   orders   receive   our  ty   prompt attention.  ffl  W.  ^___^��-:_^_^  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  to  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  OUR TEAS AND COFFEE  Are well known all over and have achieved for themselves a reputation which will stand, as their quality cannot be surpafsed.  THE WESTERN MERCANTILE COMPANY, Ltd.  Baker Street. GROCERS. Nelson, B. C  -mm  isTj-sr  HUME ADDITION  LOTS  GAMBLE & P'REILLY, Agents  m  B  B  B  Don't Imbibe Snakes  . . .  Lots of them In the oity water.  Get one of oup filters  on trial.   Prices 40 cents, $1.25 and $1.75.  STRACHAN BROTHERS.  OPPOSITE POSTOFFICE.  CITY LOCAL NEWS  The first button competition at  the gun club's traps took place on  . Saturday afternoon.   Dr. Hall won  the gold-medal with 16 _ills out of  ' 20 birds. Alex Carrie took the silver button with 15 kills and George  Steele carried off the bronze button with 14 kills. The lucky marksmen were presented with the buttons and are entitled to wear them  until some other member wins  them. The members winning the  buttons most frequently in seven  shoots are entitled to hold them permanently.  The bail game between the Trail  #nd N'elson juniors announced for  Saturday will take place this morning at 9 o'clock. The Trail boys  failed to reach here on Saturday  owing to missing train connections.  Rev. Mr. Wigle, of Zion church,  Winnipeg, occupied the pulpifc of  the Methodist church last night  and preached to a large congregation. The choir recently organized  under the leadership of G.L.Lennox  made its initial appearance and  created a most favorable impression.  J. K. Strachan, city clerk, has received an acknowledgement, from  his honor the lieutenant-governor,  of the invitation which the eity of  Nelson has extended to lord Minto  to visit N'elson on his homeward  journey to Ottawa.  H. H. Davis of Vancouver, auditor  of the Brackman & Ker Milling  Compauy, Limited, left yesterday  after spending a couple of days in  the city on business with tho local  branch, ,  The Greenwood football club is to  play the Nelson seniors on Labor  day, next Monday. The visitors are  said to have a fast eleven and the  local team is practicing hard in  anticipation of a close game.  J. Wilson of Vancouver, superintendent of the C.P.R. telegraphs for  the Pacific division, is in the city.  Howard Guest, the C.P.R. brake-  man hurt in Friday's accident, is  improving somewhat at the general  hospital. He suffers considerable  pain, however, and his case is still  regarded as grave.  RICHELIEU TO SHIP STEADILY  When Road is Completed.  Henry Roy, manager of the London Consolidated and Richelieu  mines, on Coffee creek, was in the  city yesterday. He leaves this  morning foi- the properties with  David McBeath, who is taking' an  outfit and gang of men up to commence work on the wagon road.  The road extends from the mouth  of the creek to a point nine and a  half miles up, where a tramway  from the mine will end. It is the  intention of the company to ship  steadily after the road is completed.  The Richelieu property has been  worked constantly for a little over  three years and development has  reached an advanced stage. Mr.  Roy states that the company could  work 500 men for a.couple of years  more without exhausting the ore  already blocked out. In'the course  of development a large amount of  ore has been taken out and is now  on the dump ready to be shipped  when the road is completed. The  veins on the properties are not  wide, but the values ai*e unusually  high.  The contract for the building of  the road calls for its completion by  October 15th, and to accomplish  this it is probable that 150 men  will be employed. The company  had intended to build the road several months earlier but were delayed by waiting for the government subsidy. Had the road gone  through earlier a concentrator  would have been erected at the  property, but this has been necessarily delayed until next year. By  tramming the ore from the mine to  the road instead of running the  road through to the mine, the company's teams will be able to make a  round trip daily.  From 50 to 100 tons of ore will be  shipped daily from the properties,  and the staff will be increased to  insure a steady supply.  W. REINHARD, M. D.  General Practice.  SPECIALTY:   Eye,   Ear  and  Nose.  Oflleo:  Baker Stroet, near  Fraternity Hall.  Telephono No. 44.  NELSON WON THE BALL CAME  From the Itossland Stars.  The Nelson Intermediate ball  team defeated the Rossland Stars  in a, closely contested game yesterday afternoon, the score being 9 to  7. A couple of hundred spectators  witnessed the match and were delighted with the quality of baseball  provided almost throughout the  game. In two innings the play  was loose and practically all the  scoring was done in these innings.  Eliminating this feature the game  was as good an exhibition as has  been seen on a Nelson diamond.  The home team played snappy ball,  and with 7a couple of exceptions  fielded and threw splendidly!  Chambers -was strong in the box  and kept a level head at critical  points. The outfield had: but little  work. Nelson was stronger at  every point, and . although the advantage, was islight the game was  decided on the merits of the teams.  Most of the Nelson Intermediates  promise to become clever players  and will be eligible for the senior  team in a few seasons. The Rossland team were heavier than the  home playersand played good ball,  but manifested a disposition to lose  their heads. "Thescore was:  NELSON INTEKM KDIATE3.  Alt.   It.   II. SH. TO. A.    K.  MeLeod, o   Chambers, p   Campbell, lb   McAstockcr, 2b.  Mullotte.BS.   Whittet, 3b   McFarland, If..;  Strong, cf........  Hcndurtson, rf..'.  Total. .....39   .!>    7    1  ...KOSSLAND -STARS.  ad. it. ii. sn.  Leighton, lb ....;.'.::.... i)    1    1 0  Gouinan,3b  112 0  Harris 2b................. 1     12 0  McCf-arj-.o.;..:  1    1    2 0  Monkin.-ss................2    1    0 0  Clarke. If  1'   0    0 0  'Furlong.'rf .......... i    0     10  Coatello.p..........:.:... 1    21 0  ���Pownall, cf.....tt....... i    0    0 1  10  1  3  2  3  0  0  0  21  l'O. A.   E.  10     0     1  0     2     0  ���I     1    \_  i)     3  0     3  0     0  0  1    12  0     0  Total , 3,'i    7     9    1   24   21     9  Summary���Earned runs, Rossland 2, Nelson 4.  Home run. MeLeod 3. Base hit. Leighton. Two-  base hits, Gonninan, Harris,McUreary.Cliambers  and Campbell. Struck out by Costello 9, by  Chambers 8. Umpire, Rockenfield.' Time of  game, 1 30. y  NELSON BOAT CLUB RECATTA  ,.   Brought,,?- Successfully.  .  The rowing club _ had excellent  weather for'their annual regatta  on Saturday, -and the races were  witnessed-- by. a large number of  spectators.;-The docks, and -waterfront were crowded with citizens  and close, finishes .'in several events  elicited warm applause.  The O. P. R. _ house boat was  moored off the Mirror Lake Ice  Company's docks. -Aboard her were  A. H. Buchanan, the judge for the  day, and the club coramittee. The  races were started by Harold Selous  from a launch.  The greatest interest of the day  centered -in the club scratch four  contest, in which five fours competed, j The preliminary heat was  between. C. B. Winter (stroke),  E. V. Thompson (third), T. D. Curtis  (second) and H. B. Haines (bow)  and H. B. Perks (stroke), H. H.  Playford (third), W. McAdam  (second) and N. T. Macleod (bow).  The Winter crew won after a pretty  race. In the second heat the teams  were W. J. Beaven (stroke), F. A.  Macrae (third), A. J. Joraud (second),  G.Phillips (bow) and J. W. Ford  (stroke), L. Farewell (third), J. A.  Wetmore (second), G.   R.   McFar-  NELSON OPERA HOUSE  J. E. ANNABLE, Manager.  Extraordinary Engagement.       A Theatrical Even,t.   ,    Four Nights Only.  CO__^__^_EG__>TCIl^G}-  Wednesday  Next,   August   29th  First Appearance in Nelson of the  Australian   Comedy   Company  Direct from the Antipodes.  At great cxpenso this company has been organized in Australia, to 'tour Canada and South  Africa. Wednesday next, August 29th, will be produced a special adaptation of Alphonse Daudet's  famous work     ���  ���  "SAPHO"  MRS. GEORGE ELLIOT AS SAPHO.  THE GREATEST. PLAY OF THE AGE.  THURSDAY, AUGUST 30th Cia'atf*    I    FRIDAY, AUGUST 31st,     Hie Mio-M- fin*  The Most Notablo of Comedies   v**��l��t3    | ihe   Funny   Comedy     ��"�� n'gflj UUt  TO BE FOLLOWED BY A ConUA  BURLESQUE IN ONE ACT OF   0��.pil0  Saturday's Piece will be Duly Announced.  Prices $1, 75c and 50c.     Seats orj Sale Saturday.  ESTABLISHED 1892  H.  BYERS  &  CO.  HARDWARE  ZSTABLISHED 1892  Gjarden, Mill, Steam and Suction  Hose.  Crucible  Cast? Steel   Wire Rope  6-16 to 1-in. in 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���Truax Oro Cars, Giant Powdor, and Metropolitan Fuse, etc.  H. BYERS & CO.  NELSON KASLO SANDON  land (bow). The Ford crew won  this heat. In the final a close race  took place between the Winter and  Ford crews, Ford finally winning.  Winter's craft was leading by a  clean length when she got into the  wash of the steamer Kokanee,- had  her rudder unshipped and came  within an ace of capsizing. The  members of the club criticized the  steamboat men freely for passing  at full steam and apparently leaving, her course to get near shore.  The balance of the program resulted as follows:  Ladies double sculls, Mrs Morley  and Miss Gurd. .  Tandem canoe handicaps, *H.B.  Haines and C. B. Winter and J. A.  Macrae, a dead heat.  Crab race, Ian Campbell.  Omnibus race, H. A. Stewart and  W. J. Beaven.  Gentlemen's double ,sculls, (lady  coxswain), H. J. Astley and J. W.  Ford, Mrs Astley coxswain.  Mixed double sculls, Mr and Mrs  Astley.  Cigar and Umbrella race, F. A.  Macrae.  Canoe tournament, W. J. Beaven  and E. V. Thompson.  Tub race, Ian Campbell.  After the regatta, Mrs A. H.  Buchanan presented the prizes to  the successful contestants.  HOTEL   ARRIVALS.  PHAIR.-W. F. Green, Evanston, 111.; Henry  Roy. Rossland; R. M. ]��.>gson. Los AngelPs; Yv.  T. Liti le. Anthracite, Alia; II. D. Morkill, Leo  Coombs, Rossland; -R. A. Cocklo, Kaslo; Peter.  Larsen, Spokane; Mrs. H. Ii. Morrison, Portland,  Ore.; W.N. Dill,Decatur, 111.; C. B. Browning,  Slocan City;. J. Osborn, Vancouvor; It. H. Jameson, Victoria; C. T. Cross, Silvenon; W. Ward  Spinks, Vornon; F. J. O'Reilly, Silverton; T. R.  Ella, Vancouver; J. W. Stewart, Sookanc; John  McKane, Rossland; H.H. Welch, Victoria; C. T.  CrUchlow, Montreal.  . IIUMK.���H. M. Durrett. Vancouver: A. J.  Gilbert, Toronto; A. K. Wi /.in. J. Black, H. N.  Bias. San Francisco; J. AVilson, Vancouver; D.  XV. Mooro. Trail; J. S. Bearing, Winnipeg: F. P.  Belcher, Vancouver; John Doo, J. H. Varm,  Waneta: James Jones, Vanco'jver; F. F. Frlsbic,  Detroit. Michigan; C. F. Smith. Ro-stand; J. A.  Topoorten, Vancouver; G. W. La\vs*>n. Toronto.  QUEKN'S.-Captain A. Dow, Pilot Bay; J.  Clark and wife, Mills Crossing: H. J. Glbbs, Slocan City; D. J. Murray and wifo, Revelstoke.  BUSINESS  MENTION.  Large   furnished   rooms  to   let.  Apply Macdonald building, cornor of Josephine  and Vernon streets.  To let���new well finished house  on Victoria street,. Ave rooms, plumbing, bath,  electric light complete. Best part of the town,  near Phair hotel.   Rcnt$2fi.   Apply box 182.  Wanted���Immediately first class  coat maker. Apply by wire, A. David, The  Miners' Tailor, Sanrton, 13. C.  . Nursery Stock���Fruit and Ornamental���Over 700 acres. Orders close September  15th for fall delivery. Get your orders in. H. H.  Ayery, 221 Carbonate street/Nelson, is our representative for the Kootenays. Stone & Wellington, Toronto, Ontario.  Hack   calls left at   the   Pacific  Transfer barn on Vernon street.    Tolophone -  call 35.  TrH^BROWN  JEWELER.  AT  CERTAIN   TIMES  The successful consummation of some business  deal may depend on your  watch, therefore it is important that it should be a regular  time-keeper.  No matter how expensive a  watch you may buy, if it is not  in good condition it will not  keep correct time. Let me do  your Repairing.  T.H.BROWN  JEWELER  178 Baker Street Nelson, B. C.  NELSON TENT AND  A.WNINC FACTORY  The best equipped establishment in British Columbia for turning out  all kinds of canvas goods.  GENUINE BARGAINS  In all Lines of Fishing Tackle, Guns,  Rifles and Ammunition   ....  LAWRENCE HARDWARE COMPAN1  >^_r_��:_r_^_^_^4&_��:��^��:C: 4-8_da^_____'S  Ur "%t  to 185 Baker Street.               Telephone 10.   to  to to  �� KIRKPATRICK  & WILSON.         $  ffl ffl  *  t  mmr  ffl We have removed our place of business  ffl for the next few months to the old Burns  ty. shop, next to the Nelson Hotel, where we  ffl hope to see all our old customers and many  ffl new ones.   Give us a call.  ffl  ffl  KIRKPATRICK & WILSON  ffl   Telephone 10  Wl  -��<^iS^ft~___^i_k __________  9*9*9 ^9^9^9^919^9^919 9  185 Baker ��� Street  xti  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  ffl  FRUIT  NOW   IS  THE   TIME   TO  PRESERVE  PLUMS,  PEACHES, PEARS  We Have the Fruit and Also the Jars.  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.  We have sold 75 per cent of all the  Wj  PortlandJDement  Wj  Fipe Brick 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).   This is  the finest Ale brewed in Canada.  Dominion Bulk Ale (16 gallon kegs)  Teacher's Scotch Whiskey is still the best.  ���#"���  '<&  H. J. EVANS & CO.  Wj!  m  THEO fyADSOft Proprietor..  Baker Street, Nelson. 1  P. Burns & Go.  Wholesale and Retail  ^S?^. o Dealers in Meats  Markets at  Nelson,  Rosaland7 Trail, Kaslo, Ymir, Sandon,  S_verton,7N<y-  Denver, Revelstoke, Ferguson, Grand Porks, Greenwood, Cascade City, Mid1  way, and Vancouver.  Mail Orders Promptly Forwarded1  amm____m__m________________m-______m_m_mm-m_m___mmmm___m-mm___-m___m____-m___^ .  West Kootenay Butcher Co.  ; ' ALLKINDSOF  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLES ALB AND RETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  Baker Street, Nelson JJ#   ��   TRAVES,   Manager  ORDERS BY MAIL RECEIVE CAREFUL AND PROMPT ATTENTION.  V4V %  j^^H&Ki'vy ���;y-ty'-:;y^yt:y;,....;...,,���������.   .,,:'���:.;.,.   , yyr  ���^^v--tttjtn^;(;^;._^c_c^  V^X:f.^:-���,���:^;f^?t:y.",^���^^fta-w^���A������^���'���.���t^'-^^

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