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Array A77*7l.  Mineral Produotion of British Columbia in 1900  $16,407,645  Mineral Production of Kootenay it] 1900  $10,562,032  NINTH YEAR.  NELSON, B.C., SATURDAY MORNING,  APRIL 13,  1901  PRICE FIVE CENTS  NELSON WHOLESALE TRADE  I*-  BUSINESS     UNCERTAIN,     WITH  MAN? SMALL OBDEES,  Troubles  in  Anticipation   Make  Re  tailers Conservative in  Buying  and Wholesalers Cautious.  Tho week   just closed   has   not  been a very busy one in the wholesale  trade,  although   preparations  had   been   made for   filling  large  orders.    The closing down  of the  Moyie     camp   and   a    prevailing  presentiment   that   there   will be  labor troubles in. Rossland has had  much   to   do    with    the    existing  evidences of uneasiness, and orders  are in consequence on a very limited  scale.        Wholesale     houses    are  ' cautious in sending out  goods, except to old customers.    A thirty or  sixty-day   bill  ia   only  negotiable  under present circumstances  when  backed up by* some solid  security,  '  unless the party of the second part  be well known to the party  of the  first part.    Orders have been pouring in to some of  the  local   wholesalers, but they have nob been filled,  being unaccompanied by the  ever-  acceptable check.'    Not for  many  mouths have the freight  sheds at  the C. P. R. depot been so  bare as  during the past few days;   there is  practically     no   freight    moving.  Local trade is fair,  but  from  outside points "easy" is a mild term to  apply."     Prom    Boundary    points  orders continue to come in, but not  so freely as  might reasonably be  . expected at the opening of a season.  .East Kootenay  points   havo  some-  N    what fallen   off   within   the  past  week,   although  a couple  of  new  . lines have been opened there. Blairmore,   for  instance,  appearing  on  .the shipping list for the first time.  Orders filled for Moyie were in  be-  . fore the closing down of the mines  of that camp.    The appearance  of  i ..smallpox at  some  of  the eastern  towns has also had  its effect upon  . trade generally.  .    . The   California   Wine  Company  "filled orders during the week  from  R >bson. Moyie,  Ainsworth,  Ymir,  Trail, Erie, Sandon. Silverton, New  Denver, Slocan City,  Grand   Porks  and   Greenwood.    Men .will   drink  and men will smoke  however dull  the times.  A. B. Gray (Express Cigar Company and R. P. Rithet & Co.) reports business fair. Mr. Gray is  oub ou the road and is rolling up  orders.    -  Cholditch & Co. have had a fair  week's operations, shipping to  Greenwood, Grand Forks, Slocan  City, Phoenix, Ros-land, Eiaslo,  Trail. Ymir, Moyie, Pernie, Lardo,  Trout Lake, and Ferguson. The  opening of the railway operations  inthe"Lardeau"_country���has-given"  an impetus to trade in that section.  E. Ferguson & Co. had business  transactions with Trail, Phoenix,  Rossland, Moyie, Sandon and Greenwood. Mr. Ferguson . has been in  the Boundary country for the past  few days and has sent in some respectable orders.  The Nelson Saw & Planing Mill  Company have sent consignments  of lumber to Woodbury Creek���  where, by the way, the King Solo-  man mine was closed down on  Thursday���Grand Porks, Lardo,  Slocan City and Ymir. A fair business is reported by this firm.  .Macdonald & Co. had a long list  of shipments but they were in the  main short orders. The points supplied were. Eholt, Aldridge (formerly known1 as Moyelle) Burton,  Robson, Comaplix, Salmo, Kitch  ener, Erie, Roek Creek, Columbia,  . Ainsworth, Ymir, Greenwood, Nakusp, Cascade, Rowland, Ferguson,  Kaslo, Ltrdo, Creston, Slocan and  Sandon.  . J.'.r." Griffin & Co. had also a  numerous list, and their shipping  bills show ��� a better business than  that of the preceding we<}k, or as  compared with the orders filed at  the opening of last mouth. The  shipping points were : Slocan City,  New Denver, Fernie, Port Steele.  Cranbrook. Moyie, Ymir, Erie,  Grand Forks, Columbia, Lardo,  Sirdar, Kuskonook; Salmo, Nakusp,  Sandon, Whitewater, Alamo, Three  Pork-, Greenwood, Trout Lake,  Revelstoke, Rossland, Trail, Kaslo,  Vernon, Phomiix, and Kimberley.  H. J. Evans & Co. speak of business as fair, but look ' for a busier  time. During the week they made  shipments to Grand Forks, Kitch-;  ener, New Denver, Blairmore, Silverton, Ymir, Pernie, Sirdar, Robson, Kaslo, Grand Forks, New Denver aud Slocan.  The Brackmau-Ker Milling Co.  have had a quiet week's business,  and do not look for any immediate  pick up. They shipped to Creston,  Burton, Lemon Creek, Slocan  Junction, Kaslo, New Denver, Pilot  Bay and Lardo.      ��  The Kootenay Supply Co. have  filled a number of small orders since  Monday last from Cranbrook,  Moyie, Sirdar, Robson, Creston,  Columbia, Arrowhead, Ymir, Slocan  City, Sandon, Cascade, Greenwood,  Procter, Grand Porks, Kitchener,  New De^er, Whitewater, Kaslo,  CrawforrMvj^^nd Eholt.  Starku^o^^J^;.$fjport business  very quie^^Wj/^^^jeek their  shipping list inci\f^^^^Pernie,  Robson, Sandon, Ffc��sj^'Denver,  Cranbrook, Rossland, Rock Creek  and Slocan.  W. P. Teetzel & Qo. sent out  assayers' supplies and drugs to  Slocan, Kimberley, Rossland, Three  Porks, Sandon, Ymir and Erie.  They report business fair.  EXPRESSION OF PUBLIC OPINION  Appropriation for a Court House is Demanded.  STEPS TAKEN TO ORGANIZE  A  COMPANY THAT  WILL BUILD  AND OPERATE  A Befinery to Handle the Product of  the Silver-Lead Smelters of  -  .     British Columbia.  Every industrial enterprise must  have a beginning, and already a  beginning has been made to establish a refinery in British Columbia.  The company will be known as  "The Canadian Refineries, Limited."  'The objects for which the company  will be established are to erect, purchase, hire, operate and maintain  buildings, machinery, implements,  tools, and plint for the purpose tof  sampling, assaying, concentrating'  reducing, smelting, milling/refining,  and manufacturing minerals of all  kinds, and to, carry on the business  .of. smelceBs,^miners,-? assay ers.^-and  dealers in" bullion", "metals, and all  products of smelters of every nature  and description. ���  The company will have power, to  enter into any arrangements with  any government (Dominion or  Provincial), or any authority, municipal, local, or otherwise, that may-  seem conducive to the company's  objects. The nominal capital of the  company is to be $1,000,000, divided  into 100,000 shares of $10 each.  The - following named are the  trustees that will incorporate the  company: W. F. Teetzel, Hamilton  Byers, Jacob Dover, Prank Fletcher,  John A. Turner, Fred Irvine, John  A. Kirkpatrick, and John J. Malone,  all of whom are Nelson  men,/  ���OncethememorandunrofassociaT"  tion of the company is registered  and the company has legal authority to transact business, the plans  of the promoters will be made  known to the public.  The Unsanitary  Chinese.  Alderman Selous and alderman  Irving yesterday paid a visit tothe  Chinese quarters at the rear of Rib-  let's, on Frout street. The former  gentleman has already brought to  to tlie attention of the city council  the unsanitary condition of this  particular district. Nothing appears to have been done to abate  the nuisance, which is positively a  danger to the public health. The  Chiuese undertook to connect with  the sewer and the city will be asked  to drain off the stagnant surface  water and some liquid filth.  Off the Track.  Switch engine No. 584 jumped  the track a little west of the G. P. R.''  depot yesterday afternoon, and  completely blocked the line. The  accident occurred just under the  smelter chute, and trains coming or  going west had to be stopped at  this point. A couple of weeks ago  the same engine met with a similar  accident at this particular spot. No  one was hurt, and last night the  track was cleared.  The King Solomon Closed Down.  The King Solomon mine on Wood-  berry creek was closed down yesterday. For some months past development work has been successfully pursued on the property, which  is now in a position to ship. It is  expected that operations will be  resumed at an early date.  Incompliance with a numerously  signed requisition mayor Fletcher  last night convened a public meeting to discuss the court house project, and to secure an expression of  opinion on a subject which has been  recognized as a grievance for years  past. There was a large and representative attendance and the unanimity which prevailed showed conclusively that the public are alive  to the importance of the matter.  The mayor, in openi ng the proceedings explained the circumstances under which the meeting  had been called, pointing out'  that the judges, juries and all  who had to do with the court house  condemned it. A public gathering  such as the present, and a forcible  expression of opinion on tbe point,  would materially strengthen the  hands of the local representative in  the provincial legislature in demanding that an appropriation be made  in the estimates for a new court  house for Nelson.  D. M. Carley was appointed secretary of the meeting by acclamation.  John Elliot was the first speaker,  and said that court house accommodation was not merely a subject of  interest to the local legal profession.  Judges, grand juries, petit jurors,  and everyone else who had business  in the court house suffered inconvenience and annoyance, and some  were beginning to say that Nelson  would not get a new court house  until the province got a new government. The previous two governments had promised to build a court  house, and had actually provided  for it in the estimate?, but the  present" government���the business  government as they" were pleased  to call themselves'-'Vs'ay: "We have  . no money." Where, he asked, did  the bulk of the money come from,  if not from- Kootenay ? Were they  getting their share of it ?. (Cries of  "No, no.") In Rossland with'an-  -opposition member at Victoria?*  they had a court house which cost  some $50,000 or $60,000, while in  Nelson they were expected to  get along with a wretched  building that was a disgrace  to the proviuce. "I tell you this,"  said Mr. Elliot, "that if the people  of this city are not alive to the importance of' this subject we will  have no. assizes held here. The  judges won't come to Nelson and  hold court in such a place. Not  one, but every one of the judges  have expressed themselves in the  strongest terms a gainst the accommodation provided here. Our  member is doing.his best to secure  the necessary appropriation and we  should strengthen his hands."   Si-S;-Taylor-"regarded-it as a  very serious matter that there was  not decent court house accommodation in Nelson. This-was tbe commercial as well as the judicial  center of Kootenay. and if  they desired to maintain this  position they should see to it that  they had proper, court house accommodation. There was said to be a  movement.on foot to remove the  judicial center to auother city,  whose people seemed to be able to  pull the proper wires to secure an  appropriation for a court house,  and where there was a building ex  ceeding the wants of the place. The  position now was that the judges  would ..not hold court in Nelson���in  a building that ,was a disgrace in  more ways.than* one. It was not  large enough, it was unsanitary,  unhealthy,and meant a head ache  from the start to the finish of a  case. The result was that judges  were often forced to try the cases  in chambers, to the exclusion of the  public, who had a right to be present; and! inconvenience and sometimes' extra expense to litigants.  The Law SocierjKwould vote them  some $5000 or $600G for a law library in Nelson but there was no  convenience for it, and consequently  they were without the library.  W. A. Macdonald said it was full  time that, some determined stand  should be made on this question,  and that the people ot Nelson demanded of the government an appropriation for the building of a  suitable'court house. Nelson had  been the' recogiiized assize town  ever since Kopterilay was Kootenay,  and they should insist upon Nelson  remaining the judicial center. There  was a feeling kbroad that the  building,of the court house at Rossland meant the',- removal of the  judicial center from Nelson there,  but he hoped this was a mistaken  feeling. . Rossland was not geographically ,the center, "but Rossland has a good court house and  Nelson has not. . The court house  here has' been condemned by everyone who has anything to do with  it. The air of the court room is  foul,.hot because there are a lot -of  lawyers there, (laughter) but because there is no proper ventilation.  The, place cannot be kept clean, no  matter how hard- a ..janitor may  work. , In the winter it is so cold  that the judges cannot sit in it."  The speaker denounced the place as  a standing disgrace to the city and  the proyince.aud.urged the meeting  to str'engtljen-lth'ej''li*ands^of their,  'local member" 'In"''demanding"' the'  building of a ��� courj;. house- as''a'  matter of necessity-r-not as a  matter of courtesy,    ty,,  A. L. McKillop movejji; the following resolution, which was seconded  by   JacobJ Dover:  Whereas, the court house in the  city of Nelson is wholly unsuitable  to the requirements of such a build-  ' ing, is ill ventilated and unsanitary  to such a degree as to be a menace  to the health of those using it, and  contains no decent accommodation  for judges, jurors, court officials,  witnesses, members of thelegal'pro-  fession and the general public who  are called-upon to transact business  there:  And whereas, these facts have  been in past years repeatedly noticed and rematked upon by grand  juries, judges and others whose duties require them to occupy the  court house from time to time: -  And whereas, in view of the large  volume of business transacted in  such court house and the increasing  importance of the city of Nelson  and the surrounding district, the  present totally inadequate building  used as a court house is ia disgrace  to the province, and- ��� reasonable  accommodation for the transaction  of legal affairs is urgently demanded:  Therefore be it resolved, that the  provincial legislature be requested  to include in the estimates for the  current year a sum sufficient for  the construction of a ,proper court  house in the city of Nelson.  In moving the resolution Mr. McKillop pointed out that every grand  jury since 1897 and every judge  sitting here since 1898 had' condemned the court house.  John Houston, M. P. P., at the  call of the meeting, said he was  with the in their efforts to obtain  all they were entitled to, but, unfortunately, there were people in  Victoria���the people who held the  purse strings���who would not think  as they thought. "We want to hold  them up," said Mr. Houston. "The  last successful hold-up I had was  whenl got them to settle quarantine claims which had held fire for  a year." He had had several interviews with the government with  reference to appropriations for a  court house and a high school for  Nelson, but the answer always was,  "We have no" money," and the answer, no doubt, was true. If all  therequests for appropriations were  granted, there could not be sufficient ' raised by mortgaging the  whole province to meet them. He  himself had had demands for appropriations aggregating $150,000.  He might possibly get $40,000, or  if he got an appropriation for a  court house $90,000; but if all the  other members were to be as suc-  cessfuul there would not be enough  money left to build Smith Curtis'  Coast to Kootenay railway this  year. [Laughter.] A member could  not get all he wanted at' once, but  -by exercising patience and, using a  little common sense he hoped to get  his' share. With regard , to the  judicial center being, transferred  from Nelson to Rossland, he did-not  believe there was anything' in-it.'  ���He did.not object to Rossland's,hav _  ing a good~-court house.' * At'the  time the appropriation ��� was made,  Rossland was badly in need of a  public building, moreln need of one  than any town or city in the  province. At the time Nelson had  a court house, which was then considered a very good one. It was  not a wise policy to either belittle  or antagonize Rossland. If the  people of that city hnd succeeded  by tact and ability in getting a  $40,000 court house, they were entitled to it. . If Nelson had only an  $8000 court house it was because  Nelson was an old-timer town,  whose people were slow but sure.  But, at the same time, they should  persist in their demands, and  never   let up on  the  government  until they were recognized. As_far_  as he was concerned he would keep  at it, and if he did not get what he  asked for today he would get it  tomorrow. "I have three years yet  to serve in the legislative assembly,  and I'll get the money to build a  court house before I retire from  office. You can depend upon me  doing everything possible in the  matter, and you need not fear that  the judges will make up their  mind and agree to leave Nelson for  Rossland within the noxt three  years."  The motion was put and passed  unanimously.  Significant Resolutions on the Railway Question.  The following resolutions were  then moved by ex-alderman J. A.  Kirkpatrick, aud seconded by ex-  alderman A. L. McKillop:  Whereas, not only the future but  the present well-being of the people who have all their property interests in the mining districts of  Southeastern British Columbia, is  wholly dependent on the mining  and smelting industries in that section; Therefore, be it resolved:  First, that,in our opinion the  Hon. A. G. Blair, minister of  railways and canals, should have  the unanimous support of the members of parliament from British  Columbia in the effort he is making  to insure to the growing smelting industry of Kootenay and Yale districts an adequate supply of coal  and coke from the Crow's Nest  mines, the profitable working of  which was rendered possible by the  completion of the Crow's Nest Pass  railway, the greater part of the  cost of which.was borne by the Dominion government:  Second, that the member for Nelson riding in the provincial legislature is voicing public opinion in  supporting Hon. D. M. Eberts, attorney-general, who has given  notice that the Dunsmuir government will incorporate provisions in  the Crow's Nest Pass Southern railway bill that will prevent discrimination in favor of Montana  smelters as against smelters in  British Columbia.  Be it further resolved, that the  building of what is commonly  known as /the Coast to Kootenay  railway should be left to private  enterprise, as it is not of such importance as to warrant the province  in aiding its construction by a cash  subsidy;/but,  instead, substantial  aid should be given to insure the  immediate construction of a railway that would give the farmers of  the Okanagan Like country a direct outlet to the mining camps in  Southern Yale and Southern Kootenay, which would place them in a  position to compete with the farmers of the Colville and other farming districts in Washington.  Mr. Taylor moved that as there  were three resolutions that they  should be voted on separately.  Mr. Houston opposed Taylor's  motion, explaining that the resolutions were practically one, and  should be treated as such.  Air.   Taylor   found   no  seconder,  and   the   motion   was   put   in  its  original  form and declared  carried,  unanimously upon a show of hands.  This concluded the business aud  the meeting separated, having done  a good night's work.  Tbe verandas on certain Baker  street premises are to be removed,  being considered a source of danger  and an obstruction. Several sign  boards which cross the sidewalk  will also be ordered down. According to law these signs shall project  not more than two feet from the  building. ..-���*���-..  A few stalls, to do servjee as a  pound, are to be erected at the east  side of,the recreation grounds fence.  Will Be Heard in Chambers.  P. McL. Forin will hold chambers  on Tuesday, acting for his brother,  the judge, who is visiting Belleville.  Ontario, his old home. There are  a number of applications to be  heard, but the acting judge will be  relieved considerably by the settlement out of court of a big batch of  claims against - the Molly Gibson  mine.          Nelson Gun Club.  - At a meeting of the Nelsou Gun.  Club last night tho following officers were elected: Patron, William  Steele; president Percy Criddle;  honorary president, Jacob Dover;  vice-president, Dr. Hall; secretary-  treasurer, Clarence Goepel. There  will be the usual club shoot this  afternoon at the traps.  HAVE ONLY A HAZY IDEA  OP WHAT LEGITIMATE   QUABTZ  MINING   REALLY   IS.  The Annual Beport of the Minister of  Mines Will be Out of Date Before It.is Issued. ��  HODGE IS A FAMILY MAN  STABTLE3 THE REGISTRAR WITH  HIS VITAL STATISTICS.  Becords the Fact that he is the Father  of Three Sets of Twins Within  Four Short Years.  Frederick Hodge, a prospector  who makes Nelson his home, and  who is not above turning his hand  to' any honest work that offers when  not engaged in the'-hills,' yesterday  entered' the registrar's office and  made a wholesale entry-, of .births.*  On July 9,1898, he became thehappy  father of two boys.", This was his  serondtwin experience.. . ,Onv-April  23, 1900, Mrs. Hodge presented Fr^d--  erick with another pair of youngsters���a boy and a girl. The trio  of twins are all doing well. Hodge  read an articls in The Tribune the  the other day dealing with the responsibility of parents in the' matter of registration and this induced  him to pay the registrar a vi-it.  Better late than never. Be-ides  the entry was a decidedly novel  one. He has been married five  years and has a family of seven.  East Kootenay. Mines.  J. B. Laugley, census commissioner for the Port Steele division,  was in town yesterday, and reports  that the Sullivan mine has prac-  ticallsr suspended operations, and  that it is expected the  North Star  -will-follow��� suit-next���week The  rpason assigned for their course by  the management of these properties  is that the market price of silver  and lead is too low to allow of the  profitable working of the mines.  An Enumerator  Quarantined,  C. M. Edwards, one of the census  enumerators for the Fort Steele  division, is quarantined as a smallpox suspect some dozen miles from  Cranbrook. Edwards happened to  be working Cranbrook and is said  to have visited the Cosmopolitan  hotel in his rounds. He cleared out  of town when he heard of the smallpox, but the sanitary authorities  were after him. He is held in a  barn pending developments.  Assayers' Exams.  Twenty candidates for assayer's  certificates will commence their examinations in Nelson on Monday.  The examiners are provincial analyst Carlyle, A. L. McKillop, Cuth-  bert Welch of the Trail smelter and  H. Harris of the Hall Mines smelter.  The examinations, which embrace  theoretical and practical assaying,  will bo held in Teetzel & Co.'s warehouse, where every accommodation  has been provided.  Census Commissioners.  There will be a meeting of the  census commissioners today in Nelson for the purpose of comparing  notes and receiving instructions.  Those commissioners who are expected to attend are: A B. Buck-  worth, Nel.son; J. B. Langley, Fort  Steele; T. Parker, Rossland, and A.  B. Dockstader, Slocan. Mr. Buck-  worth reports that satisfactory progress is being made in the Nelson  division.  The people of the interior .make it  their business to keep posted on the  mining development of the country.    It is questionable if they appreciate how completely outside the  ordinary   interests of   the people  of the coast everything appertaining to mining really is.   This  wps,  most amusingly shown at a "public  meeting which took place in Victoria  sometimeago. Agentlemanwasillu' - ���  tiating his remarks as to the importance of the mining industry by  .  a reference to the Granby Smelting  Company.    In some way he figured ,  out that this company  had  fifty  nine million dollars of net profit in '  sight. "His calculation depended on '-  a statement- which he made that  the company made $6 a- ton  profit  >  on every .ton of ore.   The odd thing, *  was, not that an  individual.should  make a blunder of  this kind',  but  that it should  be enthusiastically  accepted by a crowded meeting a.s  fact. It was not accepted ;by every?   .  one, however.    A later speaker said   ,  he  did  not  see   how  the, Granby  Smelting Company could  make $6 ���  a ton  profit  as  the smelters  only  !  charged $0 for smelting a ton of [,  ore.    Now observe the number of'<  things   which   were', mixed upiu __  these statements.    Theie  was first,-  the returns of a  mine  like  the- Lew *  Roi whose statements show a prodc  ���  of about $5 a ton, confused with  a ;  mine like tbe Old  Ironsides which!  is playing in luck "if ,it makes , $1,50 [.  per ton; second, the operations of a'"  company .owning ' mines' " and'  ��'- ,  smelter  were  mixed  up  with  the *'_  presumed     profits   'of.. _a._smelt-,  ing' . "company   -buying".'- its ' ore; -  and     finally      the      charge,    for  smelting was referred to in an airy  way as if it were  a fixed tariff for '  every kind of ore  like the charge '  for polishing boots or a haircut.' Ic .'  would not do any good to explain  such    things . in    Victoria.      The  mind     of     the     community      \h ,  in     a     fog     about     miuing     because    it    is    not    interested    in ,  mining     It is not want of  intelli- ~"  gence, it is want of interest.   Any-  ���  one can  become  a tolerable  chess  player who is  interested  in  chess.  Anyone can become a fair  mathematician who  has  an  affinity  for  mathematics.    The  people of Victoria could do as much for the development of tbe mining industry  as the people, say, of Spokane, pro-  -vided-they-tooka-rafional-interesc���  in mining affairs.    But they do not.  In a province whose  whole  future  depends upon mining this  is a  serious state of affairs.    But serious or  not it is a fact, and  a fact  which  painfully    and    immediately    impresses the visitor to Victoria.  The annual report of the minister '  of mines for last year is not yet in  the hands of the printer. The government printing office has been  pres-ed for time during the session  of the legislatuie and it is unlikely  that the report can be taken in  hand till the end of the session. If  a mouth is allowed for printing and  proof correcting and bo on it, will  be at least the middle of June before this report is issued. Thus  half the present year will be gone.  At this rate the provincial mineralogist may just; as well give up ,  the idea of providing any original  material for the report. Last year ....  a visit to Atlin and a hurried trip  through Kootenay were all the explorations he accomplished, aud  now half of this year, is taken up  compiling and publishing the report. Mr. Robertson works on an  entirely different system from Mr.  Carlyle. The most valuable 'and  readable portions of Mr. Carlyle's  reports were the result of painstaking personal inquiry. He was a  tireless worker in the field. Mr.  Robertson does not work in the  field at all. He takes a flying trip  aud gives a sketchy geueral opinion, generally the reverse of favorable. He is gradually restricting  the whole work of the mining bureau to the four walls of his office  in Victoria. This will surely result  in the dry rot of what might be a  most valuable department of the-  public service.  :<4'  <1  7'G  ,-vi<f  _, ��� ~'*��.  I'-s.'r  ' y.U  ��,��� *  \ 4*��  -���.:iy-  ��� _i.c5  ,_*, _ *.  ^.' THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON, B. C,'STAtTRDAY, .4PBIL ia, 1901  *  _  - j  'i  14  J  -!  Our Many Thanks  are due and are cheerfully tendered to everyone of  the multitude of people who made  Our Spring Opening  yesterday such a  Grand Success.  We took every cara t�� make a credi'able showing, and  to judge by the many exclamations and remarks which were heard  on every side, we may claim a fair  measure of success.  Yesterday we showed you what we have ���  and we confidently expect not only to continue to enjoy our  already very large patronage, but to be favored  with  many new customers.  �� More anon.  Hudson's, Bay Company.  ,-1  nounc*-d they will do, it is said a  general strike will be ordered, affecting many thousands of men.  A Mayor Who Means Business.  Cleveland, April 12.���Mayor  Tom L. Johnson has declared war  on gamblers and gambling iu thi.s  city and has had notices served on  keepers of gambling houses that  they must close them. Similar instructions to the police officials  have been issued regarding dives  and disorderly houses. Uniformed  officers will be stationed at the  entrance to these places aud the  names of all visitors taken.  ^m?JS?y -<09> ^3S& -*HJ* -*0 -^i�� ����5i& -��8s�� ��*w& -��^&  ���&.'/'��� 00' 00- 00- 00- 00- 00' 00' 00    00  ' tl0' J&f ' 00* 00  < 1  1  - i  I    t  .   ���  H  v.  i-1.  iri  \H -  -X  -L  '^Honorable A. G. Blair, minister  of railways and canals in the Laurier   government,  is  opposing    the  consideration  of  the Crow's Nest  Southern Railway bill by the railway committee of the house of commons on the   ground that guarantees must   be  given  by  both  the  Crow's Nest Coal Company and the  proposed rail waycom pany that there  will be  no discrimination  against  British   Columbia smelters   in  favor of Montana smelters in supplying coal and coke. /He is doing this  ot a time, too, when much publicity  is given to reputed settlements of  all   existing   differences     between  the    Canadian     Pacific    Railway  Company   and    the  "Crow's   Nest  Coal ' Company;   settlements that  a-e      said ���   to      have     removed  all c*nsn for opposition to the passage of  the  Crow's  Nest  Southern  Railway bill. , This goes to show  that the minister of railways'��� not  in leading strings.   It goes to show  -/that he stands up for- the interests  of the p ople, and that, so far as it  is in his-pow'er, their interests   will  be protected. It is' a pity that there  are not more men in public life in  Canada like the honorable  A.  G.  Blair of New Brunswick.  The   resolutions   passed   unanimously at the public  meeting  held  in this city   last   night   voice  the  opinions of nine-tenths of the people  of Kootenay.    The people of Kootenay   are   not    misled   as   to    the  motives   that   govern   tho    forces  that are m'ikitig  the  fight  itr Jim  Hill's interest in this province. Tliny  know that Hill  never builds "independent"     competitive   ..railways.  They are only  "independent"  and  competive before   they are builtT  "When Mr. Hill wanted an entrance  into and free right-of-way through-  Spokane for   the   Great Northern  railway, the people of that city were  ' promised coast terminal rates. When  deeds   to   the   right-of-way    were  secured, nothing more . was afterwards   heard   of    Coast    terminal  rates   from    Mr.    Hill,     however  much was heard from the men  to  , whom the promise was given.    The  Great  Northern was built through  Spokane,   and   that  city  today is.  discriminated   ag-iinst    in   freight  rates jmt as it was before the Great  Northern railway was built through  ��� it.    Yet the people of Spokane paid  over half a million  dollars  in cold  cash for that promise from Mr. Hill.  -The people of British Columbia are  i asked to pay this same Mr. Hill two  million     dollars     in     cold     cash  in    order   to-    help     him     build  an     " independent''     competitive  railway from  some indefinite point  in Yale   district   to   ah indefinite  point on the Coast.    As soon as the  cash is  secured, the road, if built,  will  be neither "independent" nor  competitive.    The people of Kootenay know this, and are not over  anxious to be duped  by the spellbinders who are shouting Mr. Hill's  prai��es.       .The Economist and The Tribune  a'e being censured for speaking *a  good word for two of Rossland's  Qrit politicians. The former boosted  Dr.  Sinclair for a senatorship,  and  tlie latter has been booming John  Buncombe Kerr, the editor  of  the  Rossland    Miner,    for    the   same  position.    The local Grits do  not  like this.'   They say that the editors  of   both the  Economist and The  Tribune are Conservatives, and are  using  their influential journals to  disrupt the Liberal party in Nelson.  This insinuation is as un j ust as it  is uncalled for.   There would be no  spice in politics  if   all the people  were of one  political belief.    But  to square The Tribune with the  conscience   of   the Young Liberal  party     of      Nelson,     from      this  time on the political advancement  of John Buncombe Kerr of Rossland  will be entrusted to that eminent  Conservative politician,  Alexander  Dick, and The Tribune will use its  influence to promote the fortunes of  such - iife-long   Liberals   as James  McPhee and Stuart Campbell and  John   Rae,   either   one   of   whom  would adorn a bench in the senate  chamber,   where   prayers   are    a��  often said in French as in English.  Morgan Stopped the Gambling.  New York, April 12.���According  to tbe London correspondent of the  Tribune, it appears that it was J.  Pierpont Morgan of New York who  put a stop to the gambling which  was reported as having occurred on  th* "White Star line steamer Teutonic while she was at sea. The  correspondent says: "It is stated  that on his voyage across the Atlantic the great financier was instrumental in discomfiting two card  sharpers who were reaping a rich  harve-t -among the passengers"  Tuursday's di*-patch simply, says  that two .fiisi-class passengers on  the Teutonic were caught cheatinir  at poker and were obliged to make  restitution a.fier they had won considerably over-��200. The.same two  =tnHn=wese=f. >u nd=to^be^i^vjudJingjn^  the'poolfl on the ship's daily run,  Whereupon they .were obliged, "to  give: back a cheek, for ��50 which,  they had gained : by their methods.  Wants.to Take in Baces.    "*'"'  New. York, April 12.���The World  says: "A magnificent cup is to be  offered today by one of the best  known yachtsmen in New York for  a race between the Constitution,  the Independence, and the Columbia. The offer is the result of the  declaration of XV- Butler Duncan, jr.,  manager of the new cup defender,  that he could not get too many  races for the Constitution. He said  he wished to enter her wherever  suitable .prizes were offered, provided the courses had plenty of  water."  Bubonic Plague in Michigan.  Chicago, April 12.���A special to  the Record-Herald from Aun.Arbor,  Michigan, says Dr. Novia, when  asked regatding the condition of  Charles B. Hare, the student who is  supposed, to have the bubonic  plague, said: "Nothing has yet been  decided. He is recovering rapidly.  He is out of bed and walks around  occasionally inside the contagious  ward." Student Curamings, who is  caring for Hare has not caught any  infection and preventatives are  still being applied to him.  Building Trades Threaten Strike.  Cleveland, April 12.���As a result of the refusal of the carpenter  contractors to pay their employees  82 cents an hour, a strike of all the  unions affiliated with the building  trades council is threatened in this  city. If the contractors employ  non-union men, as they have an-  Will Pay and Ask No Questions  New York, April 11.���A reward  of $10,000 will be offered probably  within la day or two to the kidnapers of Willie McCormick if they  return the boy. This ransom will  be offered by an uncle of the boy,  Michael C. McCormick of Washing  ton, D. C, according to a story told  at police headquarters today, with  the understanding that there will  be no questions asked and that the  kidnapers will not be prosecuted.  Wants to Know the Beasons Why  Washington, April 12.���Secretary Hay has cabled to ambassador Choate au enquiry into the  reason for the order which excludes  the American refrigerated beef  heretofore used. This action is  taken at the instance of the department of agriculture.  c Prominent Railway Man Dead.  New York, April 12.���Chairman  Walker of the Atchison, Topeka &  Santa Fe railroad, died suddenly at  his home in this city today.  Transvaal Town   Depopulated.  Nylstroom, Transvaal, April 12.  ���All the inhabitants of this place  have been sent to.Pretoria.  *  ring  opening of  m  to  to  to  to  to  to.  to  to  to  to  We have just received our first shipment of Carpets, direct from  Kidderminster/England. These Carpets we bought just before the  advance in the raw materials, so we will be able to sell them much  lower than before. These Carpets are now ready for inspection. The  patterns have been well chosen, and our prices are lower than the  lowest of our competitors. This consignment includes Tapestries,  Brussels, Velvets and Axminsters.  to  to  to  to  & CO.  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  ^  38 Bakep Street, Nelson.  to  KOOTENAY....  COFFEE CO.  ************************  Coffee Roasters  Dealers in Tea and Coffee  ************************  We are offering at lowest prices iho best  grades of Ceylon. India, China and Japan  Teas.  Our Bes\ Mocha and Java Coffeo, per  pound ?  10  M ocha and J ava Hli nd, 3 pounds    If11  Choice Blend Coffee, 4   ounds    1 00  Special Blend Coffee, 0 pom da  ,1 (Hi  Rio Rlcnd Coffee, 6 poundb    1 Oil  Special Blend Coylon Tea. per pound      Si  t^^.*0**.^0 * 0& *00 ��� 00 '00 ' 00 '0& . 00 .00 ' 00 .00 . 00 .0B0 . 00 .00 . 00 . . ^k . ^^. ��t * >^�� >^ �� ^^�� ^^ ��� ><%�� ^^ ��� ^^�� ^^ ' ^^�� ^^ v2^��5Sk ��� ^^ ^tfm  'ij* <fc  -Ttiffci   *ft   *>i   Tlfc- f>   "JT>'<!ln��   "HBl*   flfc   ifftft   Q>   ^fc   (Mt   ^ii .i^��.'^>^/^.i^^v4^"V'^P'^K'*��r^S'^P^V'^^<^V^iK.|  ^�����"^k - ^n *^et * ^���� "^*. * ^fc -<W. ��� >��k *>D��. ��� ^h ���*<�����. ��� ^^ *^k ��� ^��, ���<5T" ^^ * * 00 ' 00' ^0 ' 00' 00 ' 00' ^0 ' 00' 00 ' 00'00 ' 40' 00 ' 00' ^0 ' ^0'^  A TRIAL ORDER SOLICITED.  KOOTENAY GOFFEE 00.  Telephone 177.  P 0. Box 182.  WEST BAKER STREET. NELSON  GARDEN SEEDS  Wo havo opened up thn luruert shipment of  b" l quality fr- a" (jard-^n 8<-eds ever br"iight, to  thp Kuo" n*y   country.    V\ o nru ����� Hint? larg.  aiinntities alrendj anil yon will note our  wa>    s>  iff-ren' from that of o> her dealers in thin dN-  ti ict, in that  WE SELL.BY WEICHT  prmg  Suitings  All the fashionable creations  in Spring and Summer wear  are/included in my last consignment of Scotch and Irish  Serges, Tweecs and Worsteds, \and   Fancy Trouserings  E.; Skinner  *>JH��lands' Building. Baber Street  WRKJ* J. HUlMKK. VlanaKei-  ARTHUR    GEE  MERCHANT   TAILOR.  TIIKUON'T   HOTKL   BLOCK.  tij.-u:ir't(l  J^elson Saw and Planing N|ills  Limited.  CHARLES   HILLYER, HARRY  HOUSTON,  President and General Manager. Secretary- r reasurer  All Communications to be addressed to either of the above  Large atocfc of high-clu*  specialty   of  the  nauarp  t'a^binn in mufti.  ^boulrier-  f1)0    IhTm*!  Ward Bros  REAL  ESTATE AND  ��� INSURANCE   AGENTS  An wxll a���� hy pa -kaeo  i�� th<> best I he price i�� rho  a< A. ihough t^o quality ���  me as in  Tnmnto.  =MHke.oiit_aJiguirid_Hend-t,ulua.aiid_we_wiU fcuiti!^  an.ee satisfacf. on.  ;   IN PLQWER SEEDS;  W�� also have'a 'arg- as-wrim nt���in diflfaroni  vaHoU'-n and - colm-a' of. Sweet 1jchh >o .inlei'.t  frouiai d an end ess vuri ty ot oth��r hinds.'  (TAMA DRUG & BOOR CO.  K.-W. C. Block.       Corner Ward aud Baker Sts.  MlUlNERYlilTPLAY  The ladies of Nelson ca* now  have the opportunity of seeing  the latest and newest oesigns  in  HATS AND SPRING GOODS  l adies genuine Hair Switches at  the  lowest   rates.  MRS.   EINFIEL.D  OPKKA HPITSK III.OCK.  ^ents for  J  &  J.   UVLQfi  SAFfS  We ��re prepared to Furnish  by Rail   Ba-ege op Teams  DIMENSION LUMBER  ROUGH and DRESSED LUMBER  LOCAL and COAST CEILING  LOCAL and COAST FLOORING  DOUBLE DRESSED COAST CEDAR  RUSTIC, SHIPLAP, STEPPING  PINE and CEDAR CASINGS  DOOR JAMBS, WINDOW STILES  TURNED WORK, BAND-SAWING I  BRACKETS, NEWEL POSTS  TURNED VERANDA POSTS .  STORE FRONTS  DOORS, WINDOWS and GLASS. \  Get Our Prices betorw  purchasing-elsewhere.  OFFICE: CORNER  HALL AND  FACTORY: HALL STREET C. P. R CROSSING.  FRONT STREETS.  MILLS: HALL STREET WHARF  Desirable Business and Residence Lots  in (Bogustown) Fairview Addition..  Olllco. on   Bakor.Street, west of -Stanley Streer  ��� , ���    NKLSON.., ,  -       :'������*.'.'.:.��.   -  Mrs. CARR  X.ATK OP VANCOUVER  LADIES' TAILOR  Parlors formerly occupied by Miss MacMlllan,  Victoria Block.  Tho patronage of Nol��on ladies <Jolicltal. .  REMOVED.  The office of the Arlington Mino of  Erie, B. C, and Hastings (British  Columbia) Exploration Syndicate,  Limited, are now in room 9,  K.-W.-C. Block.  H. E. T. HAULTAIN. Manager.  ANHEUSER-BUSCH  ST. LOUIS LAGER  TO BE HAD WhO   ESALE  MtLSON.  AT  A. B. GRAY. Kootenay Agent  BAKK.K. ST��K1CT. NKLSiiN.  i^. P. RITHET & CO, Ltd.  R. REISTERER & GO.  HRKWKRf   ��MriBOPTl,KK����  OP  PINE  LAGER  BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  WHOLESALE TRADE  CRATED AND MINERAL WATERS.  fPHORPE & CO., LIMITKD.-Cornor Vernon  ���*��� and Cedar streets, Nelson, manufacturers  of and wholesale dealers ln eerated waters and  fruit syrups. Sole agents for Halcyon Sprinsg  mineral water.   Telephone 60.   .  ASSAYERS'   SUPPLIES.  TXT   F. TKKTZBL & CO.-Corner Baker and  ���� ���   Josephine streets, Nelson, wholesale deal  ers In   assayers  supplies.   Agent* itir Denve  Flro Clav Co. of Denvor, Colorado.  COMMISSION   MERCHANTS.  O" J. EVANS & CO.���Baker street. Nelson  tx*��   wholesalo    dealers   In   liquors,    cigars  cement, fire brlok and fire olay, wator pipe and  steel rails, and general commission merchants.  ELECTRICAL   SUPPLIES.  KOOTKNAY ELECTRIC SUPPLY &; CON-  SI RUCTION COMPAN Y���Wholesalo doalers ln telephones, annunciators, bells, batteries,  fixtures, etc., Houston block. Nelson.  FLOUR AND FEED.  ORACKMAN - KER MILLING COMPANY  LJ ���Cereals, Flour. Grain, Hay. Straight or  mixed oars shipped to all Kootenay Points.  Grain elevators at all principal points on Calgary-  Edmonton U. R. Mills at Viotoria. New wost  minster, and Edmonton. Alberta.   FRESH  AND SALT MEATS.  BURNS &   CO.-Baker   street.   Nelson,  wholesale dealers In fresh and oured meats.  Cold storage.  GROCERIES;  A MACDONALD fc CO.-Corner Front and  ��� Hall streets,' wholesale grocers and  'obbers In blankets, gloves, mitts, boots, rubbers,  mackinaws and miners' sundries. -  KOOTENAY  SUPPLY   COMPANY;   LIMITED���Vernon    street.  Nelson.' wholesale  grocers.     .   ..'���*.���* ���  ���'     ',    f-       '  TOHN CHOLDITCH St. CO.-Front street.' Nel   '  J   son, wholesale grocers.       .  T. Y. GRIFFIN & CO.-Front street, Nelson,  J * wholesale dealers In provisions, oured  meats, butter and eggs. '  HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.  a_8YKR8& CO.rrCprner Bakor and Josephine^  ���   streets, Nolsonrwh61esale~dealers in-hard-���  P.  wire  and mining supplies?  Powder Co.  Agents for Giant  I   AWRBNCE    HARDWARE    COMPANY  LJ   Baker St.,   Nelson,   wholesale   dealors in  Hardware and mining: supplies, and water and  plumbers' supplies.  LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  TURNER,   BEETON & CO.-Corner Vernon  *-    and  Josephine streeta,  Nelson,  wholesale  lealera ln liquors, olgars and dry goods.  Pabdt Brewing Ci  Agents  'oi Pabdt Brewing Co. of Milwaukee and Cal  <ary Brewing Oo. of Calgary  SASH  VTRLSON   SAW  <-��   i.TMiTmn-ir:!  TREMONT HOUSE  321 TO. 331 BAKKR STRKKT, NKLSON  -���rompt and regular  In1lw^��        *n    -**<       '  -Af!-  ft��*��\jun*n/ at WjolRnr  FREE   HOT   LUNCH  THOMPSON & DOUGLAS  Victoria Street.  PAINTERS  Decorators and  Paper Hangers.  FROM 12 to 2 O'CLOCK  AT   THE  ATHABASCA   J ODAY.  MEALS 25 CENTS  Pooms- Lighted by .Electricity and Heated by St am 25 Gents to $1  AME^ICAf^ AND EUROPEAN  PLAN J  AND  DOORS.  AND PLANING HILLS,  LIMITED���Corner Front and HaU streets,  kelson, manufacturers of and wholesale dealers  ui sash and doorst all kinds of factory work made  ���o order  WINES  AND CIGARS.  (CALIFORNIA WINE COMPANY. LIMI  ���^ TED���Corner Front and HaU streets, Nel  nn. wholesale dealers to wines (oaso;**nrt v>��ilk.  KOUkNAY LAKE LENtRAL HOSPITAL  HOTEL  en House  Baker and Word  Stroets. Nelson  UAKUiit (JTKWKT. NMLaON  Everybody  Welcome  A.  R.  BAR KOW, A. M. LC.fi  PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  Gornisr VloDnrta sntl Kootenay Stroets.  e. o. box ftsa. I'mjsi'iioxKii. no. * ,  Lighted by Electricity and Heat-  ,[ep with Hot Air  Large oomlortiauit   uotiruomb aud   Brsb-oIaBS  dining-room   ���^���implf ronin. tor nnmmerolal men.  RATES S2 PER DAY  rs. E. G. GlarKe, Prop.  L\VK UK   rHK  KDVA1. BOTKL. OALQAK\  BOOMS TO LET  Two   Largo  Rooms  joinrd hy arch.    Vory  suit Mo tor oflliMJS.      Ront^'20.   Houston Block.  Appiy  V. J. DKWAB. Maddon Block,  rho onlj hotol In NelNon that has remalneo  mder ono management since 1890.  The bed-rooms are W6ll furnished and lighted  ���iy electriolty.  Tbe bar is always atooked by the best dom s-  ���ilo and Imported liquors and olgars.  THOMAS MADDRN   Proprietor.  SLOCAN JUNCTION HOTEL  J. H. MoMANUS, Manager  TENDERS FOB SUPPLIES.  Sealed - bo nrato   tendorK  for   supplying  the.  i Kiiotenay Lake General hospital with tho undtir-  niontionud supplieH fur a peiio * of six months  will be recolvea by tho secretary up to the lcnh  April:  DRUGS  GKOUKRIES      .  Mli-AT  MILK  .    BKr.AD  Forms f��r th�� grocery anddrug tenders wil  bt> furnished on applieiti ion.    ...  F. *'. SWANNELL, Secretary.  NOTICE TO DELINQUENT CO-OWNERS  Bar stocked with best brands of wines, Uquors,  and Cigars. Beer on draught. Large com/orb-  ftUa rooms. Slntxlaai babla boa &.  To T. A. STEVBNS"N',.or to any person or persons to whom he ma 'have tranHforred his  Interest ln.the Lila mineral claim, at Morn  ing Mountain. Nelson Mining Division:  ��� You a>e h-rebj* notiflou that I have expended  the sum of��inc. Hundred and Fif'y-'seven Dollars  in labor and Improvements upon the above  mentioned mineral claim, iu order to hold said  mineral Claim under iho p ovisions of the  MineiMl Act, and if within ninety dayB from !he  dale of thi- notice you tail or rof ui-o to com ribut  your proporti .u of such expenditure, togelhe.  with all costs of ad"erti.-inK. your interest in >aid  claim will become the property of the nubbcriber  under section 'our of un Act entitled "An Act to  Amend the Mineral Act, 1SO0."  Dated this 12th day of February  DaNIKL herb, THE TRIBUNE: NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, APfilL IS, * 1901  BANK OF MONTREAL  CAPITAL, all paid.up....$12,000,000.00  REST  7,000.000.00  UNDIVIDED PROFITS       427.18080  Lord Strathoona and Mount Royal ...President  Hon. George A. Drummond Vice-President  E. S. Clouston General Manager  NELSON BRANCH  Corner Baker and Kootenay Streets.  A. H. BUCHANAN, Managor.  Branohes In London (England) Nkw York,  Chicago, and all the principal cities in Canada.  Buy and soil Sterling Exonange and Cable  Transfers. _. .   ���   ,,_  Grant Commercial and Travelers' Credits,  available in any part of the world.  Drafts Issued. Collections Made. Eto.  THE CANADIAN  BANK OF COMMERCE  WITH WHICH IS AMALGAMATED  THE  BANK  OF- BRITISH. COLUMBIA.  HEAD OFFICE: TORONTO.  IMPERIAL BANK  of  o-a.:n\a.:d.a.  Paid-up Capital,  Reserve Fund,  -     -     $8 000.000  -      -      -   $2,000,000  ACCREGATE RESOURCES OVER $65,000,000.  Hon. Qeo. A. Cox, Robt. Kllgour,  President. Vice-President.  London Office, 60 Lombard Street, B. O.  Mew   Vork   Office,  16   Exchange   Plaoe  and 6s Branches in Canada and the  United States.  Saving's Bank Branch  curkknt'batk of intrrkst paid.  TORONTO   STOCK   EXCHANGE.  QUOTATIONS.  Asked.      Bid.   S 2��$    2  It  FRIDAY'S  STOCK.  B. C. Gold Fields   Black Tall  i  Brandon & Golden Crown     I  Canodiau Goldfields Syndicate.;. 7  Cariboo  (McKinney)...'        .39  <   ribuo Hydraulic      1 <55  Centre Star ..: "  1 0>  Crow's Nest Pass Coal.....    80 On  California: .-.  5j  De-r   trail   Consolidated  2  Kven'ntf  Star  ���   . * JJ.  Go'den Star ..��������� <*;  Fairview corporation..  3:)  Giant   ���* ��� 41,  Granby  Smelter         ;2  nummuiiQ Keef   Iron Mask   Jim Blai'.e   Knob Hill...   Montreal & London   Morning   Glory..-..    Morrison   Mountain Lion :.......  Noble Five ,  North Star   Nelson-Slocan   Old Ironsides  ..  Olive :   Payne .... .'..   Rambler-Cariboo Consolidated  Republic   . Si >can Sovereign   Virtue   Victory- triumph   War Eagle Oou-olldated   W   enoo    White iBear   Winnipeg   SALTCS.  ,'i00 Golden Slar   .'���ISO G Idoii Sun-..-. -.   fnOn Gulden star    280"    alifornia   600 California   loW VVnito Boar   38  !l  55  5  9  5  40  81  80  M  85  12  30  274  1  15  lft  :��  __i  8  5  ���4  31  1 45  76  80 UU  14  .J'  n  V  IJ  31  4  in-  3  ��  15  ��  05  n  78  10  32  21  25  U  10  U  35  o  3i  7A*  'i  fi  5  43  34  EUROPEAN   AND    ASIATIC  News in Short Paragraphs.  :MADRID,, 12.���Senor Pio Guillon  has heeii appointed governor of the  Bank of Spain.  .LONDON, 12.���Aspecial dispatch  from Hong Kong says  two Chinese  steamers came, into colli-iion yescer-  : day between Can ton and Wu Chow  and that 70. Chinese .were drowued.  MLDDLESBOR'O. (Yorkshire), 12.  ���The.news of.the improvement in  the iron and steel bu^inecs in the  United States is" influencing warrants, which are higher than since  the middle of March.  'LONDON, 12.���The British  war  ��� oflice confirms the report that ic is  going to try the. experiment of supplying the army with- only home:  grown beef.   -The experiment   will-  extend six months fryir. J^une   2nd.  LONDON, 12 ���A, dispatch from  general Kitchener from ..Pretoria  dated Thursday, ��� April, llth. .sayi*'  ; colonel .Monroe's mounted infantry.  after-t^ohimr's hircl fighting has  captured'8d prisoners near Dewetsdorp.  LONDON,    12' ��� H4rry Viarden  :'ineti JaineV-Baird .'today on the links  at Eltham ina.'tliirty-.six-liole march  ��� *: Both -played TbriiliHnt golf Jand a  : splendid-:contest., was:x theI result:  i Varden/woh by two holes up and  one to play. -  .*.:.. ^COPENHAGEN,   13.��� The    Ber-  SAVIJJGS BANK DEPARTMENT:  Intorest allowed  on  doposits.    Prosont rate  three per cent.  GRANGE V. HOLT,  Manager Nelson Branch.  with the races at Hunting Park on  Monday last. The remainder of the  week has been devoted to international races, an assault-at-arms, and  tent pegging at the Temple of  Heaven. The Russians particularly  are celebrating the Easter holidays.  The ministers openly express their  desire that the foreign troops leave  Pekin. They are as anxious for the  departure as the besieged ministers  Were anxious for the arrival of the*  troops. *'*    '.  Engineers, Demands Not Yet Granted  .Detroit, April 11.���After holding  conferences yesterday with president Uhler of the Marine Engineers  Association, thb local unions last  night issued a statement in which  they denied that the great object  of the engineers was to disrupt the  Lake' Carriers Association. They  said they simply wanted members  of that association to use their influence with the executive committee to have the demands of the  engineers granted; that if these  were not done the owners. must  leave the association as there  was no reason for the owners  giving the engineers what  they a��ked and at the same time  attempting to live np to the classification of the carriers.  HEAD  OFFICE. TORONTO.  a^s* 'g�� ^   iS1 * iB** * aft   ;**�� -Jfc ^gfc j^ '-lift' ml _q��*i5^ ' S* *-^ 'af O^S ^1 'wm''^' *& '^"S^ '4�� -t&'^ ��� <��* iff* <^* ��**^*^ ��� 00  rrtf*  *&ffi'^^0& '**'00'00^0*1' -^ '00 '00'00' ^ ��� ^' a0 '0^' ^ ' ^ m$&0. *�����*��� "**�� ���**. ��� ^���^J8^^-3^5^^'^^^^{^8^^I^;S^-Syj]&*'  m  Capital        -      -      S2.500.000  Rest       -      -      -    $ 1,726,000  H. S. HOWLAND President  D. R. WILKIE Ueneral Mansger.  E. HAY Inspector  TIIE  SAVINCS. BANK  CURRENT   RATE   OP  DEPORTMENT.  INTEREST   ALLOWED.  Nelson Branch���Burns Block, 221 Baker  Street.  J. M. LAY, Manager.  to  to  S.zing Up How Much She Can Stand  Pekin, April 12.���The committee  of miuisters which is considering  China's financial resources has  learned from the information thus  far obtainable taat $800,000,000 in  eold can be raised without injuring  China's resources. The examination by the committee into tbe subject is thus far incomplete and  probably it will learn subsequently  that other Chinese resources for indemnities are available. The French  military authorities contemplate removing. 7000 nien at an early date.  The Germans are preparing to repatriate the infantry brigade. The  indemnity claim* are now understood to total ��60,000.000.  ^iingsk^I^rrTsTfroth-Christiana, Norway, that M Scang.the Norwegian  ".minister, of defe'uee; -is about to,sub-;  iriit extraordinary estimates for for-',  ;;. ;tilica,tions, on Che eastern frontier of ���.  -thatcountry. .'   |  "   ;'1:,''* 77x"yr- ::>  LENS (France),' 12;���The congi*s��  of   French   miners   which, opened  , here yesterday  passed resolutions  fin favor of% minimum old ��g* pension of two francs a day,., an eighth  hour labor -dary,- and.va -permanent.  minimum rate of-wages. ,-,.,,.-. ���,.,lil  BUDAPEST,   12.��� Tiie-alleged,  disturbances yesterday  at  Tatato-  varos, Hungary, was.a. drunken rowr  among miners, and  not;-..a" serious-*1  conflict betwaen strikers and soldiers.as reported in th�� United Soates  by a news agency.    No one,;>yas injured. -.    ���, .-   ....  LONDON, 12. ��� Stories- : and  memoirs of the Alabama has been  revived here by an advertisement  offering a reward for the recovery  of a document conveying thntrks of  the Confederate States to John Lancaster for rescuing captain,Semmes  and:part of the crew of the Alabama  when the Kearsarge sank her- off  Cherbourg.   .;: ..  Glad That He Beturns.  Washington,' April 12..���-:The  state department today received  the flrst despatch signed by speaker  Ross of the Porto Ricari legislature  arid other members of that - body  expressing their gratification at the  news that governor Allen is ,to return to the island.   X. _*. ��� ���   *.;;*'' *  Amusements and Anxiety.  Pekin. April 12.���The discussion  of policies ha��, this we*k, given  plaoe to amusements commencing j  Wanted to Free Bussia.  " St. Petersburg, April 12.���The  .ministers of finance and justice at-  ..tefijded the trial of Lagowsky, the  provincial officer who recently attempted to assassinate privy councillor Pbiedonosrzeff, procurator  general, of the Holy Synod. The  trial which resulted in a sentence  of six years penal servitude in Siberia with loss of civil- rights was  held behind closed doors. Lagowsky in his defence declared it was  his intention to free Russia from  the reactionary influences of the  procurator general.   Boyal Festivities Storm-Swept  Colombo, Ceylon, April 12.���The  duke and' duchess'Of Cornwall and  York landed here this afternoon  and were accorded an enthusiastic  reception. The streets, which were  elaborately .decorated,, were filled  with thousands of natives in multicolored costumes. While the receptions were ..in progress a wind-storm  swept over Colombo and a number  of natives were, injured near the  royal pavilion. .������������----:'.������.���':."-:  Blacksmiths Short of Coal.  _ San Francisco, "April 12.���Foundry men and blacksmiths of San  Fraucisco are beginning to feel the  shortage of Cumberland coal, which  almost amounts to a famine.  BUSINESS   MENTION.  For Sale or Rent.���Piano at the.  Old Curiosity Shop.  ..  Wanted���At once, one bodice and  two shirt hands.   Apply Mrs. Carr,'Victoria blk.  Two large, wellffurnished rooms  to lot.   I ��nd. S Macdonald block, corner Josephineand Vernonr  . -Store to rent in the Madden block,  fronting on wa-d street.   For particulars apply  to Thomas Madden.  ^To   1 -t���Furnished   front  rooms  over Vanstone's d��*ue store; ?2.60 per week. Also  Bix-room house ro let.  A    first-class   expert    salesman  want* position in clothing store.   A Guenther,  1175 Biker Street, Nolson.  A large, plpasant, furnished room  with all*modern improvements northeast corner,! jxkq.and Codar otrcots, Nelson.  Wc   have   buyers   for  eold and  :c'ppertni ios,   The'Prosneclorn'Exchin^o. room  '4, K'.W-C -Uncle.   Telephone Wl.   Velnon,  B. C.  Japan  Tea of all kinds to suit  your taste.   Sun Cured, Sp'der Leg, Pan Fired  In hulk or packages    Kootenay Coffee To.  Nelson     Employment     Agency,  Btt^er -treat. J. H.* Lore.   PSone No .278.  P.  O. bus 405.   Selp  of -all kinds furnished.  For fresh candies, fruits, nuts, &c,  cigars and tobaccos of the bent brands, call at the  Bon Ton Confectionery, Baker street. Miss A.  Lu Klinkwitz.  That fine blend of Ceylon Tea we  are selling at thirty cents per pound is eiving  the best of satisfaction to our many customers.  Kootenay Coffee Co.  If you have a mine or prosppct for  sale, ���ien" sampl-'s of ore and r��port to The Prospectors' Exchange, room 4, K-W-C Block. Telephone 1U4.   Nelson, B.C.  Western Canadian Employment  Office���Male and female help of all kinds furnished fron of charge. c Victoria street, next door  to Publio Librar*.   Phone 270.   P. O. Box 711.  We   have   Indian,   Ceylon   and  China Teas in great variety, choicest quality.  We make - a specialty of blending teas and sell  them in any quantity at lowest races, Kootenay  i loffee Co  Good Advice  �����������  Wc hare just oponcd up our spring  consignment of wa'l papers which  comprise all the latest pattorns 'or  lsM As we do the bulk of the wail  papering business in Nelson, wo know  the patterns which: commend thom-  tolvos ino-'t readily. ' You will be re-  papering in a few weeks. Call in now  and mak" vour so ection whilo the assortment is complete.  F. J. BRADLEY & CO.  fJELSON.      JOSEPHINE STREET  Can be given, taken and used -without  spoiling it. Just as good after using as  before; and it makes no difference how  many use it, it is good always. The best  advice we can give our customers in  the Kootenays is to send  orders, and be sure and  Spring   lines   when  they  us their mail  see our new  visit   Nelson.  **********.***$* ��*  JACOB  DOVER,  The  Jeweler  NELSON, B. C.  AU watch repairing guaranteed,  as we employ none but the best  workmen.  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  fh  txT___.* ' '^Si'  f ���iS^fc*^^h^ ^^to^^^fa^^^ta^4^^^^^ ^to^^^te^^^to^^^to^ 41^^ 4^0*^^^___^^-^^^_\* ^5'^^'^ft^^^S^^^_W\ ^^^___^^^__t^^*��^^^___\*****^^B? ^^^^^^^i.^^^^^^^t^^^^ ^^R^^^t^ ^^^ ^0!__. .  ^���^���^sr*vT��^?*sr*^?'��r*.^?*^sr*^r*^r*^'-^"'9r��^'^ ^ 0 ^'^'^'^'00'00'^%^*'^>-^'^*^'00'00��� 00*^^��� 00^00  to  to  to  m  to  to  Mail orders receive our prompt  and careful attention. Our prices  are always right.  THE  Mansfield Manufacturing Co.  A FULL LINE OF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  local and ooast.  Flooring  local and coast.  Newel Posts  Stair Rail  Mouldings  Shinglies  Bough and  Dressed Lumber  Of all kinds.     . ?  IV WHAT TOU WANT IS NOT IS STOCK  WB WILL MAKE IT FOR TOU,  OALL=AND GET'PRIOHS.-  To-.  NELSON,  B. C.  Builders and  Contractors  Having- taken over the business of the West Kootenay Brick &  Lime Company, Limited, of Nelson, I besr to ask for a.continuance  of the patronage which you have heretofore extended them. Hy  aim will be at all times to supply you with our products at lowest  possible prices. Being in a position to manufacture goods in larger  quantities than before, we shall be able to supply the trade at a  lower figure.  It Is-our intention to install, machinery to manufacture our  marble products, and next season we shall be in a position to supply  these products at reasonable rates.  We shall also Keep on hand  Tiles and Cement.  a stock of Fire Brick, Fire Clay,  J. A. Sayward  HALL AND LAKE 8TREBT8. NELBON  Our Bricks and Lime Rock have taken the First Prizes at the  Spokane Industrial Exposition in 1899 and also this year; We also  secured prizes last year and this year for Ornamental and Building  Stone.  We  Builders.  are prepared to offer special rates to Contractors  and  ERNEST MANSFIELD,  tor The Mansfield Manufacturing Company.  Successors to  The West Kootenay Brick tf  Lime Co., Ltd  P. Burns & Co.  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers in Meats  Ekad Office at  NELSON, B.O.  Silverton,  "Green woodrCascad^Cit^  Nev  Mia"  Hotel For Rent  in  First-class hotel property,  Nelson, for rent. Business gives  big returns. For particulars  address P. O. Box 719, Nelson.  R, B. REILEY  "'-'   (SUCCESSOR TO H. D. A8HCROFT)  BLACKSMITHS   AND   WOOD   WORK^o  EXPERT HORSESHOEINC.  . Special attention given to jU kinds of repairing  and custom .work from ovaide points. Heavy  Wilts mado to nrdor on ahori nnMnn.  NELSON BUSINESS COLLEGE  SPRINC  TERM  BEGINS APRIL  1st.  Markets at   Nelson,   Rossland,   Trail,   Kaslo, Ymir,  Sandon,  =^Denverr"Revel8tbker"B'efguson_ Grs^l=ForK7=6reehwoodrCai  way, and Vancouver.  Mail Orders  Promptly  Fprwardeo  West Kootenay Butcher Go.  ALL KINDS OF  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  E. C. TRAVES, Manager  K. W. 0 BLOCK  WARD STREET  r:xxx:  Bookkeeping:, shorthand and typewriting  thoroughly taught Do not mis-t this oooortun'ty  of acqt iiinrfa business education. Note address.  CORNER WARD AND BAKER STREETS  FURNISHED   HOUSES  We hi vo several Rood furnlihed houses to lot  for the summer months.  H.  &   M.   BIRD  BaOKBN OU.I. lltHE,  TTCTTt.mTtrTiTTrmtT..T..rtr.T.....i,i,irTrTttiiTTr��T..T.r...ftTT.lirTltT;liml ���limulHHH.IIXIIX.  THE   PROSPECTORS   EXCHANGE  No. 4, K. W.C: Block, NELSON, B. O.  Oold, Silver-Lead and Copper Mines wanted at tbe Exchange.  Free-Milling Gold Properties wanted at onoe for Eastern Investors.  Parties having mining proporty for sale aro requested to send samples of tholr oro to the  Exchange 'or exhibition Wo desire to hear from all prospectors who havo promising mineral  claims in British Columbia.  ProBpeotors and mining men are requested to mako tho Kxchange their headquarters when  in Nelson.  AU samples should bo sent by express, Prepaid.   Correspondence solicited.  Address all communications to  Telephone  104 ANDREW  F.  ROSENBERGER,  P. O. Box 700 Nelson, B. C.  l^txri.iXxiixiiiiiiiMTiiiiiiiiiiiUxiTr.iiiiiiiiiiiiitiirn'TTrT.M.Tu.i'-arTrtiTrxTiniirrriTirmTTTTTTTriiiir  REMOVAL  The Gait Coal office has been  removed to the Ward building, on Baker street���two  doors west C. P. R. offices.  A full 'supply of Gait Coal  now on hand.  C. W. West & Co.  COAL!      WOOD I  W. P. TIERNEY,  Telephone Ho. 205     General Agent  Anthracite $10.75  Crow's .Vest     6.15  Blairmore    0.7 i  AGENTS   IMPERIAL  OIL  COMPANY. Ltd.  No order can be accepted unless accompanied  by cash.  Office:   Corner of Hall  and Bakor Stroeui.  TELEPHONE 33.  BOARD   OF   HEALTH ' REGULATIONS  For the Prevention of the Spread of  Smallpox in the City of Nelson.  All passengers arriving at tho City of Nelson  from all poinise-istuf t��eK'ioienay River, will  be required to furnish the in-pecior or officer in  charue of ihe carry dk uiit o the��e regulations  vvlrhacer ideate from the health officer of the  city or town Irom which he or sne has left, containing the f llowlfjg particular*:  1. (ai That he or she has not be��n In any place  .or building infectd wih smalloox.  (b) That be or be has not lived in any place  or building whinh lie�� dangerously near anj infected building or dist riot.  (c) That he or she haR been successfully vac-;  cinated since January, 1901. ,  2. .If the inspector b lieves that any porson is  in o ted, or that his or her, clothing or other j  effect* contain infect'on tne inspector shall do- .  tain sue person and his or her clothing and effects  anaforesaid, until the period 01 intubation Ih over,  and sucn person and his or her.clotbing and othor  effects shall bo at once aisinfecteri.  3. >f do Only susptcts that any person on board,  or the effects of nny such Demon have been ox-  Eosed t ��� inf��cti-'n, ho shall notify r.hn menlcal  eulth officer of the lticality to which the norson  i- going to meet, the train or boat-, and to keep tho  per-on thereafter under ob-orvation.  4. In the event of *ny .pasHonge: bringing a"y  baggage (hand or othrtrwise) or,whether the same  shall be forwa'de'i.by expre=s. th�� folo*-ig  certificate may also be required from the health  odiccro  the town o<- city aforesaid:  (a).That thu said oaguage (horo give a full;  description of said baggage so thnt there can bo  no qno-tion a- to iri en tine -tion) has not been in'  an> place or building infocie<i with smallpox.      ���  (b) That the said tiaiigagehasnot'becn stnrod:  or used iu any place or building which lie- d n-  gerou ly near to any infected building or dis-  triot. I  5. All railway and steamboat companies must  strictly adhere to the following n-gularions:  (a) All mail and haggage from poin s abovo  m^n loneri destined for tho City of kelson on or  before eaving tho last point of call on Koou-nay  River must furnish the inrfpector or. officer in  cha-geof thecarrji gout of those r-gul>��iion-.  with a certificate from thp henlth officer of such  Eoints wher- fumigation takes place that same  as been done. .������'���:*. ;���  (b) All cars or steamboats on which havo  b< en di-coveied Jiifi-c ed persons. baggage'~"ur'  mail will not * e permitted to again coi,ve> pa -  sengers, baggage, etc., into the City or Velson  until di iiifecied and fumigated ro the sa is  taction of th�� medical health officer of this ciLy.  (c) No Indians shall be allowed to land in tho  City of N-ls n under any ������oiiditi"tis.  This proclamation goes into effect immediately.  . .*.  FRANK FLWTCHEU,        ���  Jlayr of tho City of Nelson.  D. LABAU; .  Medical .Hcaltn Officer.  .  Nelson. B. C, March 2nd. 1H01.  PROS-  TBADBS; PNION8.  TSJELSOV SOCIALISTIC ' KDUCATIONAL  ���** Ci.UB mt-ets every Sunday a 3 o'clock p.m.  in thH .viinrrr'Union HaU. Aoidal invitaiii n  is extended to ev��rj one to con e and take part  in diaOUB-dous.   John Koberts, secretary.  f iU.V'RY WMRKKRS' UNION OF NKLPON  '-' N-.8i91, A F.ofL���Me^ts in M.ne's' Union .  Hall, C P. K. Ii.ck, enrner nf Raker and Stan  leystreetso fourt^Frii^ay in" ever** month at  7:30 p w. i-harp. ���*> isir.itg iiiemb rs of A" erican  Federation cordially invito'i touarioiid. C. FnM-  rick, president; A. "\V. McF^e. socretary.  (\J hiLBOJN (VtlNHlRS   UNION NV. ab, VV.  t. if  * . , M Ment* Ip miners' union rooms, north  west oorner of Baker and Stanley street*, every  Siiuirda) eveninu at���: * ��� o dock Visiting mem  bers weloome. M. R. Mowat.t, President Jamo  Wilkes, ��������� Seoretary. Union Scale of VV^oica  for Nelson * District���Per shift, machine,  men, $3.50: hammersmon miners, $3.25; muckers,  carmen, shovelers and other underground laborers. $3 00.   '-7 ���>���'���*,������,  TRADES AND LABOR COUNCIL.���The regular meetingb of the Nelson Trades and Labor  Oounoil will be held in tho minors' union hail,  corner Baker and-tanloy streets, on the drsl <n<l  r.hirn .Thiirsdavof eaoh m<-nch, t8p.ni, C.J.  Clayton, Presidont; A.-C. Curio, Secretaiy. ,  to  to  to     'A  to  to  to  *��� :���'���'[  .      >                  -     r*  THE re  are  ular meetings of the Carpenters' Union  old: on   Wednesday  evening 'of oanb  "eek, at 7 o'clock; In the Miners' Union rooms  CLASSES   OF   INSTRUCTION   FOR  PKCTOKS AND OTHKRS.  NOTICE is hereby given that classes of instruction for pio peciors. minors and o hers interested in mining aro being held in Ro-slana, U.  C.. i.ndoi the control of tho Husslaiid School of  Mines, ns-si tedbya grait from tho Provincial  Goveriiint-nt. ��  Tho Instructors a- e J. M. -McGrpgor. B. A. Sc,  'Pri^S^nna^HfKrT^HiiulWinrB-ArScr^*^   The cour-e extends over the months of Janu-  arj, February, March and April, ��nd ennsis s of  a serins of lectures aud classes on Ave evenings of  each week  he co'nso covers:���  CiiK.MtSTRV.���A short course of loctures preparatory to the course In minoralugy and hluvv-  piping  jMixehaiobv and Blowi'H'I.vo ���Lectures on  the elements of mineralogy illusi rated by hand  specliiH-nri and a course   f blowplping.  Gkoi.obv.���Leciuros on elements of geology as  illus'rutud from the geology o- British Columbia,  nnd tho mode ot occurn nee of orn deposI'S, vein  f- rrnation, fissures, faults, etc.. and field  methods  ��� Ill'SI'ECTtNO AND WlNNI.NO OK "HES.��� The np-  phcati ii t.t tho prlnclp o��� of inliieralugj, g'-ology.  and mechanics nt the uiscove y and winning of  valuable miner-Is, and ttie metlnd. and appli-  a- ci-s in uso to open up t he deposits, and tho various methods cf or-- treatment.  iMkciia.mch.��� Iho elementary prliirfplos of mo-  chamcriHiid thel' nppl cation to mi ing. dca ing  with strength of i'un, steclund timber, nnd machinery.  Drawing.���Tho elomonts of d>-awl g, such a  will  o,utile  llio  student  to  mako  serviceable  ski-U'liea in the Hold, tne free-hand sketching ot  maoiii cry. and the principles of reading maps  an i plan- and survo<s.  There will b�� a small r����fo-oiico lib"ary.  RICHARD McimiDE,  Minister of Mines.  ���Jlng      Unit  cornorJpfvBaker/and--'Ftanloy streets. Charles  Clayton,yj^r��aiiieuv;J>lin MeLeod, .-MM-retarj.  .-DAKBUKS' UNION.-Nelson Union. No. 1HG, ot  ���LJ tho International Journeymen Barbers Uu  ton of America, meets every first and third Monday of oach month in Miner's Union Hall, at *?.30  ������hitr-D tflsiHnif brothers cordially inviu-u uj  attend. R. McMahon, p-cslden': J. H Mb^Iih  -on. -eorotary-treasurer; J. C. Gardnor,re>'ording  secretary. . ' **  AJBORKRS' UNION.-Nelson Laborers' Pro  teoMve Union. No. 8121. A. F of L., meets ln  -Miners' Union-,h��ll,: O.tP. R. block, corner of  Unker aiid ftanJi-y -Jtreots, every Monday evening  *t7:30 p.m. sharp. Visiting members of the Amen-  ian Federation cordially invited to attend.  A. J.* Curie, Pi-esident... John Koberts, recording secretary. v .  MELSON PAINTKRS' 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. Oeorgo Encri t,  PrpsHent: FTonry Bennett'Secretary  OiOKS' AND WAITERS' UNION -Regnlar  miietings every Tue-day evening at 8:.1i>  o clock, in Miners' Union Hall, corner of Bakor  a��d dtxnley streets. Visting br"��hien corrtially.  invK-d. (;hris L-ft. president; H. Smelser, financial and recording cocretary.  PLASTEHWRS'   UNION-The O.  P. I.  172, meets every  Monday evoninj  A. No.  - ivz, meets every aionaay evonlng in the  Klliot block, corner Baker and Stanley sr.roe"*, at  S o'clock. JO VTo.-o^ nraaldnnt-: Willinm  Vicn. secretary, P. O. Box RIG. '  *  FRATERNAL   8QCIETIES  NELSON LODGE. NO. ffl, A. W. Sr A M  Meets seoond Wednesday <a each mil bh  BQlouming brethren Invl e<1.  AjEI S...N "OYAL ARCH ��� HAPTFR No. 123  -1-'    0. R. C..���3Ioo h thi'd Wednesday. Sojourn-  =inK-c-nnip^niniifl:inviied;=OoorBo John?tone,Z.;-K;  W. Matthews, S. E.  TSJKLSON AKRIF. No. 22. F. O. E.���Moet second  *���*    and fourth   \Vfdnosday of each month, at  Fiatcrnl'y  Ha'l.     G-jnrge   Bartlett,   president  John V Alorrism, seco'ary.  XT NIGHTS OF PYTHIAS- Nolson Lodge, No  C*- 25. Knights of Pythias, meets in I. O. O. K.  Hall, cornor Baker and Kootenay stroets, evor ���  -      ��� .....     VMHnp Rniubfii  1WOTICE.  Town Lots, New Denver.  Votlc ��� Is nereby given that. In purnUatice of  th notification publNlx-d by thi- Department,  and dated 22nd .tune, 1899, under section 33 nf >he  "Land" \ct," agr-fOniHii s fur ihu sale of Lota in  the Town of vew Denver, whMi were pmchnsed  fi-orn tin- GiivernniKiit at pubic auc ion on 2tii b  July. 1892 and upon w.ich he balance of purchase money am inti-rest i�� no', f ull> paid up by  the 30th of April next, will be cancelled and all  moneys paid therein wiU be fo foiled.  w. c. WRI.LS.  Chief CommlFsion of Lntuls and Works.  Lands and Works Department,  Victoria, B. C, 21st March, 11)01.  DISSOLUTION   OF   PARTNERSHIP.  Notice is horobv given that tho partnership  heretofore existing between Lewis Noll and  Wesl ������ K. C'>Xj oxrrjlng on business as bo ol-  ke>-pers in the pr tuisos known ns < ho Porto Kico  hotel at Pu to Rico Siding. B. C, under ' ho firm  tiiime-'f Noll �� C"X, has this day cen dissolved  by iniitiiHl ensont. For the futuro the Po-tu  nico Hotel -ill b��conducted ny ��� owiH Noll, who  will assume all liabilities of he late firm nnd to  whom all aooounts owing Had firm a n heiewlth  payablo. LOUIS ^OLL,  WKSLEY K. COX.  Witness: Robt Ren-wick.  Nelooo. March at\J_i_ _\*jl.  rnosday evpnlng at 8 o'olock  or-^tuiiT invited tr attend.   H.  A T Park, K. of R. & S.  M. Vincent C. C.  K->OT��-N*Y    TENT   VO.  7,   K. O. T.  M.���  Hold their regular meetings on tho first and  third ThursdajB of each  month.   Visiting Sir  Knigh's aro cordially invited  to atl  "rown, R. K.; A. W.  Purdy,' Com.;  D S P  riK  ���'  i attend.   G. A.  R. J. Ht��el.  EXAMIN'IIO.V  FOR  A-SAVERS FOTt   LI-J  CENSE TO PRACTICE IN* BRITISH  COLUMMIA.  IV *rC0ItnAN'CR with section 12 of tho "Huron u of Alin-s Act." exa'iu atlon- for efllcl-  oncy iu the praotlco ��� f ns-aj ing will be h Id at  Nelson. IJ C , on tho 15t h day of April, 1(M1, and  following diii s.  Kntrai ce fnrthe oxamlnntlnn mu^t bi mado in  writing to the SecrolHry nf iho Hoard of Examiners at least t<-n rinys before the date set for beginning o' examination. nnH must be accompanied by the urosc-'hed f"e (310).  Am* iidditi'inat inf irmatlon desired may bo ob-  taini'd from H. f"ai-mlehael. Secretary, Board of  Examiners, Victoria  RICHARD MoBHIDK.  Minister nfMlnea.  Department of Mines,  Victoria. H. O . 12fh Mir^h. 1901.  NOTICE.  Mm l-Tiuri, Oynrand Terminer  .-ery will oe ,  Conn Housed1 11 o'clock in the furonoon, at the  Courtsof Assize, -.-.. ..^. ^.j  and Oene-al Gaol Di-li very will 1  holdeu in the  plucos and on the duteb lollowlnv, nan e-y :  City of Numi'���n. on the -aid day of April, 1801.  City "f N��iw Wi-'-iminster, tn the 23rd day of.  Ap-il, i*K)l.  City of ^'elsi n, on 'lie 7th dny of May. 1901.  Cityof Ri-vei.uke.  >n thu 7lU day o'Mav, 1801.  Citv of Vernnn cm 1*1- l'nh d��y ot May. 1901.  ( It.y of IvMinln ] a, on tho 23rd day of May, lflOl.  City of Vancouver, on the 2U' dayof May, 11)01.  Cityof Victi'iia, on theSS h cay of Mhv, ivOl.  Town of Clinto- . on th- 28tl< day of May, 1901  By Comman-I.  J. D. P- ENriCIR.  Piovlnolal Seorotary,  Provimial Secretary's Offlta,  pJthilarc*.l*rt.  Vr),  4*  ,1 Til  y-i  tf. vl r!  THE   TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B 0., SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 1901  if-  Jill  i       .  ,A ���  i ** **  1/  ti".  Is ���  ,t'-  la      *  -I  I 8 <**.  . )t  It 3  1  1  I              !  ,1  ���*���' ���    :  I'  t*        '  et Your Clot  If  ��^"��g? |$:  V  LV  !/=  st?��.��  S  vi  W  jt _a  Having decided to devote my whole attention  to the manufacture of Tents, Awnings, and all  lines of manufactured canvas goods, and to  reiire from the Clothing, Gents' Furnishings  Boots  and Shoe business, I will continue on  Saturday, April 13th  my Great Clearing Sale, which during the  past week has been such a marked success.  Do not miss the opporunity presented today  of getting Clothing at Eastern Wholesale Cost.  Bargains in Men's Clothing  Men's Serge and Worsted Suits, regular $16.00  suits for $9.00; Men's Canadian and Scotch  Tweed Suits, regular $12.00 suits for $7.50;  Men's <"dd Pants in Tweeds, Serges, Worsteds  from $125 up; Overcoats in great varieiy,  Spring and FalJ Beavers, Worsteds, Tweeds  and Whipcorps' at half the reguhr prices;  Overalls and Jumpers, regular $1.00, for 80c.  Cuts in Gents' Furnishings  White Shirts, $1 00.and $1.25 shirts at 50 and  60c; Blue Flannel and Serge Shirts, regular  $1.75 and $2.00 for $100; Light and Dark  Flannel Shirts from 40c to $1.25. regular at  $100 to $2.50; Black Sateen Shirts, regular  $1.60, for 75c; Regatta Shirts from 50c up;  Sox, regular 25c per pair, now 6 pair for $1.00 ;  large and varied collection o*' Collars and Ties;  Blankets from $150 per pair up; All Rubber  Goods at cost"; Men's Fine Box Calf, Black  and Tan Shoes, regular $5, for $3:75, $3:00,  and $3:25; Miners' Heavy Shoes, from $1:50  up ; Hats, al! qualities, shapes, colors and sizes ,  to, choose from, $5:00 Hats for $3:00. Other  prices in proportion.  THEO   MADSON  ers  les  f <  J  *  ���(5  I  Jt.  #i       '  '-"    .  %    >  t  We carry in stock a full line of Assayers' and Chemists'  ��� Supplies. The quality of our goods cannot be excelled  ' and   our  ppces  are   reasonable ���-  - -===  Wd are British Columbia Agents ���"--  THE DENVER FIRE CLAY CO.'S GOODS  WM.  AINSWORTH <Sc  SON'S BALANCES  SMITH & THOMPSON'S BALANCES  BRUNSTON'S POCKET TRANSITS  W. F. TEETZEL & CO.  VIOTORIA   BLOCK  NELSON,   B. 0.  Don't Eat  .off that old White  Plate,  see our printed  Dinner Ware  Half the food will satisfy you when your table  is laid with one of our nice printed  Dinner Sets.   It's so.  Did you ever try it?  NELSON CLOTHING HOUSE  NO.   219   BAKER   STRBBT,   NBL80N.  One thousand mpn to purchase  R-sdy Maae Cloihirg of all descriptions Our sroeK comprises  agood assortment of the nobb est  and up-t.o-'-ateclothlrigto be found  in the Province.   Among- our lines  w'll be found the following articles: Gents' elothi"g, hats, caps,  boots, shoes, underclothing and  shirts of all shades and sizes, collars, cuffs, neckties, handkerchiefs an" numerous other articles  J. A. Gilker,  Proprietor  CITY LOCAL NEWS  Born, yesterday morning, to the  wife of G. A. Brown, Water street,  a daughter.  The street sprinklerisin the hand-<  of the blacksmith for repairs. It  will soon be ready fur use, and will  be a welcome sight..  A large consignment of lumber  for the new C. P. Et wharf at Lardo  has been forwardnd from the Nelson  Saw & Planing Mills.  The seats that were reserved for  Slocan people for the Albani concert.have not been taken and will  be on sale here  today and Monday.  The public  works committee  of  the city council is  calling  for ^ten-  der8-on-a_9itpply_of.steel_pipe.__Ljert-L  firms are being invited to send iu  bids.  "* The Sherbrooke hotel is being  raised to accommodate the new  street grade, according to which  the building ia three feet below thu  level.  ��� Some of the handsomest pipces of  furniture at the Hudson Bay Company's "At Home" on "WV-dnesday  was supplied by D. J. Robertson  & Go.  '*', A recommendation will be tn.-����l*;  to the city council at the next  meeting to.use a hose sprinkler on  Baker street. This system is adopted  with advantage in other cities. '��  ��* The pit for the public weigh  scales was dug yesterday. The machine wi|l bjyzeraoved from itspres-"  ent site on;vJMonday. The new  location is on!"Bltker street, nearly  opposite ttie Sherbrooke hotel..  Tomorrow morning, at Emmanuel  church, Rev. William ��� Munroe will  preach on "Tbe way, the truth, the  life." In the evening the subject;  will be "Every day life, or business." ���;  ^The West Transfer Company,  with N. T. MeLeod as manager,  have moved their business quarters  to r.he office of C. D. J. Christie on  Baker street, where, in addition r.o  general freighting, etc., they will  do a commercial exchange business.  There will be a rugby practice  this afternoon at 5 o'clock in anticipation of the return game wit.li  Cranbrook to be played here on  April 27. There will be a practice  ���-v^ry Wednesdny and Saturday.  and players should make a point <>f  being on hand as they need all the  practice they can get to beat the  Uranbrouk tora.  NEWS PRINT PAPER TRUST  has not Proved such a great  financial success  As Its Promoters Led Newspaper Owners and Managers to Believe  It Would Be.  WASHiNCiTOX, ; April 12.-���The  manufacture of the news print  paper of the country-was the subject of enquiry on the part of the  .-iiidustritil uoniuii-siou today; John  Not lis. business manager of the  New York Time-, being Lhe witness.  ���Mr. Noriis dfevoted his attention to  the International Paper Company.  ''I will assert." he said, "chat ihn  International Paper Company has  failed in every expectation it held  out to the newspapers and to the  public. The cost of manufacturing  is* greater under consolidation than  under individual ownership of the  paper mills. The economies which  were to be obtained under the consolidated management have not  been realized. The export trade  has fallen off, or at least has not  incieased, though that was to be  tlie strong feature of the consolidated company's effort. The  promised policy of un* enlightened  self interest has been abandoned,  and tlie net- result to newspaper  publisher* has been an increase of  over $4,800,000 per annum in the  cost of news print paper."  He   placed tho  output  of   news  print paper at $20,000,000 per year.  Referring   again to   the   promises  of iucreased  economy due  to  the  consolidation, Mr. Norris  repeated  that it  had not   been realized.    As  an instance, he said  the president  of the consolidation was   paid $50,-  000 a  year  aud   managers' salaues  were increased from $7500 to $15,-  000.    There   also   had been' a vast  addition to the spruce lands owned  by the  company, the  area secured  in the United States   bringing the  aggregate up to 1000 square miles,  while 2000 square miles of this laud  are   controlled   in Canada.    There  had-   likewise   been   an  increase in  freight charges.    AU told, he placed  the enhancement of  the cost price  of  producing   paper at $3 per ton.  He knew of two newspaper-) which  were payingan incraaseof $150,000  each anuually.on the paper used by  them.    Mr.  Norris  gave the daily  output   of- the; news  print paper  at   2055   tons;   of   whieh ��� the' International -company furni.-hed 1200  tons,    while     the     mills    of     the  company  had  a  capacity  of  121(5  tons per day,yand  said  thnt  there  was a,constant increase of   producing capacity  outside  of  this   company, notwithstanding the boast of  the International Company that  it  owned all paper water "powers   and  all available spruce lands.    Mr Nor-  ris attributed the recent insrease in  the price of p-tp^r   to  four  causes  namely, to  the Spanish  American  war, the  South   African   war,   ihe  drouth of 1899 and 1900, nud the attempt   of   the   International   company to monoplize the spruce lands.  He suggested that trade relations  with Canada should   he   promoted,  in O'dor that the  practically   inex  haustiblepulpsupply-of��� that conn-  try might  be  drawu  upon.    "We  should," he said,  '"adopt  the  plan  which president, McKinley   has  advocated  of   remitting  those  taxes  which experience hts. shown   to   be  the    most    burdensome     to     the  industries        of       the       people."  He asserted that, the  International  company    had   opposed  Canadian  reciprocity, and ��hn result had been  Canadian reprisals.   He advocated  the removal of the tariff on lumber  as iri the interest of all classes.  The    winness   said    that   former  proidmir. liua<"'1l wm�� the only tuan  who could have cfiv.'-ti'd   tho consolidation of   all   Che  pa^er''mill.?,  and that the effort  had  cost   hi.m  his life.    He declared that many of  the mills included  in   the  combine  were practically worthless, many of  them, he said, were located on exhausted water courses and adjacent  to denuded forests.    He said ; there  recently had been an effort to unite  the outside eastern mills in.a- scheme  to maintain prices.    Where there is  no positive  evidence   of. collusion,  he said  publishers  realize., in   some  intangible way that the   source   of  their supply has   been   predeterm-.'  ined for them, and  that ths price  they are to pay has been prearranged.  He said  that the  daily   papers   of  New  York   had   curtailed   to   the  extent of nighty tons   per   week   in  consumption, aud  that   the   Philadelphia papers had  takeu a similar  step.    Tiiere   were;   he  said,   more  violent fluctuations in the price   of  paper than prior  to'consolidation,  and   some    newspape.r    publisher's  paid more for inferior   paper   than  others   paid   for   good   paper.      He  also seated   the    paper   companies  were rapidly denuding   the  forests  Co their gtvat iuj ury.  lZl  TELEPHONE 27  zB"X":E:e,s <& oo  Store. Corner Bakep and Joaephlne Stieet  PAINTS, OILS AND GLASS.  GAPDEN  TOOLS.  REFRIGERATORS    rubber and cotton hose.  POULTRY NETTING  Sole   Agents   for   Giant   Powder   Company    and   Truax   Automatic   Ore   Cars.  IsTELSOIsr  STORES   AT  s^zisriDoisr  ���l^member Ferland's Sale  When you set out on your shopping tour today, and your money  will gox much farther than in any other store in town. There are very  few* articles in the Dry Goods, Clothing, Gents' Furnishing, or Boot  and Shoe lines that I am not offering at Eastern Wholesale Cost to  clear. Attention is directed to to following special bargains in Silks,  Dre=s Skirts, White Muslin Wear and Shirt Waists :  Shirt Waists  Print Shirt "Waists, the regular $1.00 line, $  Print Shirt "Waists^at   Whito Muslin Shirt Waists, the regular  $1.25 line now offered for  Colored Mercerized Shirt Waists, the regular $2.no line offered at      ..     . .    1  Black Sateen Shirt Waists         Dress Skirts  Regular $10 Black Creponne Skirts, to clear $7 00  Regular $7.50 Black Creponne Skirts at .". ���' 5 00  Regular $4.50 Blue and Black Serge Skirts' 3 00  Regular $4.50 Black Lustre Skirts, to clear    2 50  White Muslin Wear  Corset Covers at 18c, 25c, 40c, and 50c.  White Skirts at 75c, $1.00. and $1.50.  White Drawers at 25c, 50c, 75c, $1, $1.50 and $2.  White Night Gowns nt 50c, 75c, $1.00 and $1.50.  Silks  China Silks at 25c per yard.  Black.Tafetta Silk, the $1.00 line for 00c.  Black'Pean.de Sole Silk, the $1.50 line for $1.00.  Black Satin, the $1.50 line, to clear at $1.00.  Large range of Fancy Colored Silks for Blouses at  all prices.  REMEMBER THIS IS A GENUINE  CLOSING OUT SALE.  FERLAND  PERSONAL.  John Houston. M P.P., leaves for  Victoria tonight.  Charles Ward of Spokane is at  tho Madden H >ubo.  A. B. Gray is on  a  business trip  through tno Trail Creek dist ict.  FT.  Dunbar  is in   from  Sandon.  Things are very <|iiict there ho says.    ������- -  E. Ferguson returned  to Nelson  last'nighr. from the ltaundary country.  ��� 'EL Geigpiioh is over from Kaslo.  Ho i�� making tho.Hume his headquartorp.  J.B.Ltngley,census commissioner  for Fort -te lo division, i-i in ^elsnn today.  E James and R. W. B. Eustace of  Mno^o'iiin wee among last night's arrivals at  che Hume.  G-^nrgp! Labelle   and   Gporge   T.'  R'-anbury o' Sandon were among those registered  at t"o Madiion Housa ast nighc.  Dr. Watt left Fort Steele yester-  dav fur Ottawa. <m tho delegare from the board of  trade on th" rtllne y uropo-itlou.  There were five Smiths registered  a1*, tho Qiif-on's .la-t nig^t. and without any  OHtPntati'in.    Thpy all lwil from Peoria. Illinois.  H.  B.   Dock stead nr.   the   cen��us  commissioner for Slnoaii division, came in last  ni h to attend rorta/j m-cting of the commiti-  sioners    Ho is at tho Queen's.  Among lasr. night's arrivals at the  Treiu >nt wore: Tno Hy cul<*n broth rs from S'.  Joti s, Onooec; I. Marti'. Chic iiriinl Quohec;  <! n. w et, Silverton;M. Hanley, Ymir; and A.  Phillip*  Gioenwood.  Honored When Dead.  "VANCouvEiir~A"pril���12^=["Sp>cial"  to The Tribune.")���The funeral of  the late J. C. M'-Lngan this afternoon was one of the largest ever  held in the city. St. Andrew's  church was crowded and four Presbyterian ministers of the city conducted the ceremony. The city  council, m��'tnber-< of St. Andrew's  Society and Sons of ��� Scotland  attended in a body. '...*���  Ship Given Up for Lost Is Safe. ..,  Victoria, April 12.- [Special to  The Tribune.]���The salmon ship  Ardnarnurchan. purt of whose cargo  wxs Jtmnd off the Oregon coast,and  for that reason was considered lost,  has beeu reported all well iii the  English channel. The cargo found  was washed overboard in a storm.  Reinsurance gamblers made large  profits  H. R. CAMERON  AGENT  ����������Baker Street  FRESH ,. ,.  VEGETABLES  are still in the market. We  have some of the nicest,  cabbage, carrots, and parsnips that we have ever  handled. Also a complete  stock of green vegetables  arrive daily, consisting- of  lettuce, onions, asparagus,  spinach, rhubarb, and ripe  tomatoes.  KIRKPATRICK & WILSON  The LEAD'NG  GROCERS  Telephone 10  K-W-C Block, Baker Street  MURALO  MURALO  As housecleanmg will soon be the order of the day we would,  invitefyour attention to our stock of PaINTS and VARMSHES.  For kalsomining there is nothing that gives better satisfaction  than MURALO.   We have twenty-five shades to select from.  Ask for color card. : ,  Lawrence Hardware Co.  The only complete. Fire-Insurance  policy writing office in the city.  MONEY TO LOAN  O^ IMPROVED  PROPKHTY AT 8%  Borrowers can rely on getting their  money when tln-y want it.  Reserved Seats on Sale  The forty- eight scats hat were ro^er-ved f >r  Slocan fcoplo for Iho A.'bna conceit were not  taken, and ti.ey will oo on Haie hore on Saturday and Monday.  E. FERGUSON & CO.  .... Wholesale ....  Liquors and Cigars  NELSON, B. C.  Agents for.  Peter Dawson's Perfection Scotch  Read Bros, Dog's Head Ale and Stout  "Our Special" Canadian Rye  A comp'ete stock of Foreig;n and Domestic Liquors  SEEDS  ALL KINDS OF FLOWER, VEGETABLE AND  GARDEN SEEDS  Houston Block,  telephone 161.  <*. O. Sox 176.  JOHN A. IRVING & CO.

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