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 7 ��� ;^7J:y^?8JgM  > "r '\'>&\g*s$j\  j A.yz&Am  IV,  Mineral Production of British Columbia in 1900  $16,407,645  Mineral Production of Kooteqay lq 1800  $10,582,032 .  ''-,*S3.#  _ '_   r.&c*  - ' -��7'Z2t;  *���    ~- t>jS  NINTH YEAR.  NELSON  B. C, SATURDAY MORNING,  APRIL G,  1901  PRICE EIYE CENTS~  RUSSIA STATES HER CASE  SIMPLY WANTED NORMAL CONDITIONS RESTORED.  Alarmist Rumors in the Foreign Press,  However,  Upset All the  Calculations.  St. Petersburg, April 5.���The  Official Messenger today published  a detailed review of the negotiations  conducted by the allied powers  with the Chinese plenipotentiaries  at Tien Tsin and Pekin and of the  negotiations that led to the presentation of the French draft of  peace conditions, which consisted of  twelve points, but are'not yet  concluded.  The Bussian government then  makes the following statement:'  . " While anticipating an early settlement of the questions affecting the  mutual relations between all the  powers and China, the Russian  government, on it? part, considered  it necessary to concern itself with  the establishment of a permanent  order, of things in the Chinese  territories along the borders of  which the Russian Asiatic possessions extend for a distance of  eight thousand versts (5300 miles).  To this end provisional -written  conditions for a modus vivendi  were agreed upon first between the  Russian military authorities and  the -Chinese governors of three  Manchurian provinces.  "With reference to the subsequent institution of a local civil  administration and after a careful  consideration of all the circumstances the Russian government  drew up the draft of an agreement  with China providing for the gradual evacuation of Manchuria, as.  ��� well as" for the adoption of pro-'  visional measures to assure peace in  that territory and to prevent the  * recurrence of events similar to  those of last year. Unfortunately,  ���with the object of stirring up  public opinion against Russia,  alarmist rumors were circulated in  the foreign pressv regarding the  purpose and intentions of the Russian government. ' Falsified texts of  a treaty establishing a protectorate  over Manchuria were quoted and  erroneous reports were designedly  spread of an alleged agreement  between Russia and China.  " As a matter of fact this agree-  '  ment was "to serve as a basis for the  ' restoration to China,  as   contemplated by the Russian government,  of the province of Manchuria, which  . in  consequence   of   the   alarming  events of last year was occupied by  % Russian troops.   In order that the  requisite military measures  might  "^Keltakeirit was imperative"that~the'  ' question should be settled one way  or the Other.    It was  impossible to  lay down  forthwith, by means of  has created a profoundly favorable  impression at the state department.  It is looked upon as the most  salutory development that, has  occurred ,iu many months in the  eastern situation. Although the  terms of the Russian communication  are withheld it is known that  Russia gives a strong assurance of  her disinterested purposes in her  dealings with China. The belief is  held in official quarters that the as*  surances of Russia are so sweeping  as to completely avert the threatened crisis in Manchuria.  AGITATING  FOR   REFINERY  DELEGATES WHO LEAVE FOR OTTAWA THIS MORNING  mutual agreement, the conditions of  the evacuation of Manchuria. According to the news received,  serious hindrances were placed in  the way of the conclusion of such  an agreement and in consequence'of  its acceptance by China, which was  indispensable for the gradual evacuation of the province, proved to be  impossible.  " As regards the eventful restoration of the province to China, it is  ��� manifest that su'ch^ intention  can  .only'.be   carried voii-V  when   the  .normal situation shall be completely  -'restored'   in   the.,,empire   and the  ; r central govern ment. established  at  the capital independent and strong  enough to guarantee Russia, against  an   occurrence   of   the   events   of  ltist year."        ; ���;..    '" ,-   Will Await Future' Events.  Sj. Petersburg, April 5.���The  Russian goyernment concludes a  'lengthy statement respecting the  Manchuria agreement in these  words: "While the Russian government maintains its present organi-  . zation ia Manchuria to preserve order in the vicinity of the broad  frontiers of Russia" and remains  faithful to its oft repeated political  program, it will quietly await the  further course of events." :  Reassurances From Russia.  Washington, April 5. ��� The  United States government has received a communication from the  government, of Russia of unusual  i mportance. It bears on conditions  in China and particularly those relating to Manchuria. The document  By Far Too Modest.  Findlay, Ohio, April 5.���Some  time ago the Franklin Literary  Society of the Ada voted a sum of  money to purchase a classical statue  to t>efflBB|toyJiehall.   The com-  for a, cast orTE^^iHous Apollo  Belvidere. Last week it arrived,  and the committee, composed of  young ladies and gentlemen, began  unpacking it.- When the figure was  fully revealed the young ladies  screamed and ran from the hall.  They declared they had been insulted by-the dealers and that thoy  would never allow the statue a  place in the college. The faculty  took the matter up, and a long contention arose between those who  adored art for art's sake aud those  who were shocked. It was finally  decided that the statue must be  returned or else appropriately  draped. The men were mad. Going  to a local tailor, they had him make  a .pair of red velvet breeches in  which they clothed the offending  statue, and thus attired Apollo  now received callers.  To Lay Before the Government a Strong  Case in Favor of a Bonus of  $5  Per Ton.  " Many Jews Killed.  New York, April 5 ���A dtepatclu  printed in the New York Journal  today under date of Constantinople  says many Jews have been killed  and scores wounded in a religious  riot in Teheran, the Persian capital.  The date of the occurrence is not  given. The dispatch says the riot  was started by the, Moslem .sheik  Ildrahim, who angered the Mohammedan worshippers "as they were  leaving the mosque. He quit his  pulpit and led the mob in person.  Many Jews had been killed and  wounded when troops arrived and  dispersed the mob. The sheik was  seized and the shah ordered that he  be executed.  A New Preservative.  Copenhagen, April 8.���A Danish  butter-maker has discovered a new  preservative whicli excels everything in that line heretofore known.  By means of this preparation it is  possible to preserve butter, meats  and all kinds of perishable merchandise. Experiments show that  butter, for instance, can be preserved, melted and cooled off again  without losing any ot its freshness.  It can also be placed among goods  that are decomposing or contain  rank odors without being affectecL  "The-preparation^if==HotT=injirfiouT  from a sanitary point of'view and  it is said will create a,revolution in  the shipping of perishable merchandise. .'-'..*������, '  To Honor Ramsden.  Washington, April,5.���The navy  department recently supplied lord  Pauncefote, a photograph of the  beautiful bronze tablet which "it  was about to place upon phe house  at Santiago occupied by' the late  Frederick W. Ramsden, the British  consul who exerted himself so benevolently in aid of the American  residents and prisoners during the  siege. A  Prominent Railroad Man 111.  Chicago, April 5.���D. ��� D. Robinson, formerly first vice-president of  the Atchison, Topeka and Santa  Fe Railroad, is seriously ill in this  city from heart disease. The attack is a severe one, but members  of his family feel hopeful of his recovery.  Large Passenger List,  New York, April 5.���The North  German Lloyd steamer Rhein,  which arrived today from Bremen,  had 2449 steerage passengers, probably the largest number ever  brought by a single steamer to this  port.  Presented With a Medal.  Johannesburg, April 5.���Lord  Kitchener has personally presented  the Red Cross medal to Madame  Ferriers, head of the French ambulance detachment, for her services  to the British wounded.  The agitation for   the   establishment   of   a. refinery    somewhere  in   the   Kootenays���preferably in  Nelson���has assumed practical shape  and this morning delegates leave  for Ottawa to lay the subject   before the government and ask that  a bonus of $5 per ton be given for  the   refining   of    silver-lead - ores  mined in   British Columbia/   The  various   public bodies throughout  the province heartily   endorse the  scheme,   but   it   is   here   in    the  Kootenays where silver-lead is produced in the greatest quantity that  the absence of such an establishment is most severely felt.   As  is  well known the raw material from  -this section is sent in great quantities   to   the   other   side   of   the  boundary line for treatment and  there   it   is   manufactured.     The  smelters of this country are inadequate to handle all the ore that  offers and up to recent date a great  deal of it was purchased by the  American smelters.-Since, however,  these have closed their doors against  British   Columbia,   many   of    the  mines      in     the   ' lead-producing  districts*  have    been    practically  closed   down   or   only    operated  Noh    a    smail     scale.     With   _a  refinery in the'" Kootenays a great  impetus   would be given to min-.  ing, which is, unquestionably   the  staple industry of this part of the  province.    On^the trail of a refinery  a   number   of   kindred   industries  would naturally follow-, making this  1 thebiisjest spot in the. whole Tfom-  inion.  .But the refining of ores!is  somewhat expensive as is also the  machinery necessary to run successfully'   an   establishment    of-   the  sort:   At the same time a market  has to be secured for the product���  or at least that manufactured in  excess   'of    the    requirements   of  Canada.   The   refineries ' of    the  United     States '  are     old     concerns, ' and .  have   their    market  made.   Hence it is deemed desirable to encourage manufacture by  a bonus from the government, and  with this object in view the following delegates proceedTto Ottawa today to urge upon the powers, that  be this view of tha situation :  Rossland���M. D. Logan, appointed  by the board of trade.  Kaslo���G. O. Buchanan, A. W.  Goodenougb, George Alexander,  from board of trade; mayor, Carlson ,^alderm*eir F. E. Archer and  ^Idevmai^WT^YT^s^woril^t^W  city council, and Wl W. Beaton.  Sandon���W. Hastie Adams, ; G.  Ransom and D. Heap, from the  board of trade and Mine Owners'  Association, and C. { Cliff, M. L.  Grimmett, Valance and Atherton  from the citizens' committee.  Grand Forks���J. W. Jones and T.  Clark, from board of trade.  Greenwood���J  board of trade.  '   H. E. Croasdaile left Nelson a few  days ago for Ottawa as the repre  of     '"  the force will have a distinct advantage in getting into communication with persons likely to give  them civil employment should.they  desire to settle in the country when  they leave the service. The pay is  good with no deductions and no inducement to lavish expenditure.  Moreover, promotion is pretty certain to be very rapid for any young  ambitious man who could and  would devote himself to his duties.  As regards clothing, persons should  go out with a good supply. -' The  clothes should not be too heavy,  but similar to what would be needed  in summer and autumn in this  country, and should include a good  mackintosh. It is also advisable, if  a cyclist, to take out a good machine,  as they are .sold at big prices in  Africa.,  ��� Sydney's Success.  J. P. Porter of the Robb Engineering Company, Amherst, Nova  Scotia, is in the city, He gives a  glowing account of Sydney's success.  The big steel works are now employing 2000 hands and'it is a  purely Canadian institution, rumors  to the contrary notwithstanding.  It was reported some time ago that  the works had fallen into the hands  of an .American trust, but Mr.  Porter asseits that this is not-the.  case. .A year or two ago Sydney  was a place of some -3000 inhabitants; today it boasts of a population  of 12,000, with a big fleet of  steamers plying to Belle Isle for  ore, a large coking concern supplied  from the coal fields qf Glace Bay,  and a big gas -works. The output  of the iron works is about 1000 tons  per day.      Both Bad Shots.  Nice, April 5:���Iu the duel fought  on the frontier of Monacco yesterday between count ��� Kontozenoff  Tolstoi, a lieutenant in a /Cossack  regiment, v and' count Tarnowski,  secretary of the Austro-Hungary  legation at Washington, the Seconds  were prince Korohguibey and  prince Podorania for!:count Tolstoi,  and-- counts.... Rohozinagy- -and  'RonickTes for - count*' Tarnowski.  The seconds selected an'umpire, who-  decided that, owing to the gravity"  of the offence, the .honor of the  principals required the use of pistols  first and then swords. The meeting was in consequence of a public  altercation, the cause of which is  not-known. , The two shots were  exchanged without a hit and in the  first assault with ��� svvords count  Tarnowski was wounded in the  forearm.  M'KENZIE & MANN MAY BIO  PROHIBITIVE CONDITIONS TO THE  CONTRARY.  Will   Comply   With   Terms   of   the  Government���the Vancouver Mass  Meeting Thursday Night.  W. Smith, from  sentative-of the -Nelson Board of  Trade and MineOwners'Association.  S. S. Taylor, K. C. and S. S. Fowler,  M. E. are also at the capital with  credentials from the board of trade.  Sailed  Yesterday.  Toulon,   April 5.���The Russian  fleet sailed from here today.  Prospects in South Africa,.  One who' has recently;-returned  from South Africa says that almost any class of intending emigrant is to be emphatically warned  against going out there at the present time. A great deal of poverty  is prevalent through the incursion  of a large surplus population into  the Cape Colony and Natal from the  Free State and Transyaal. Speaking of the mounted police force,  which so many of the young men of  Nelson have enlisted in, he points  out that the term of enlistment is  one of only three years with the  option of purchasing a discharge at  the expiration of six months' service,  and says that the members of the  body will get a good insight into  ways of the country. They will  also have an excellent opportunity  of learning both Dutch and  Kaffir. The former language is  most essential., in the case  of all who intend to stay in  any part of the country apart from  the large towns.   The members of'  To Study American.  London, April 5.���The managers  of a number of iron manufactories  of the Manchester district have decided to send out a picked party of  British workmen to the United  States for the purpose of studying  American methods of workmanship  in the automatic tool.,trade. The  districts of New. England, Phil-  adelphia, Cincinnati and Chicago  and^other^steel centers will-be  visited in the hope of .convincing  the British workmen of the necessity of improved methods if they  desire to retain their share of the  world's trade.  Knox Is Attorney-General.  Washington, April 5.���The  president made the first announcement that Mr. Knox had accepted  the post of attorney-general to the  cabinet today. His commission,  which is dated today, was signed  immediately after the president had  informed his advisors of ..their new  colleague's acceptance.  Secretary Hay submitted to the  cabinet the Russian communication  referred to in a previpun dispatch and  the news was "accepted as an indication that the tension in' the far  east would be removed. f-.-l  A Lucky Speculation.  Toledo, Ohio, April 5.���The Bee  publishes a story today to the effect  that Dr. Ash, a former resident of  this city, has just sold to John D.  Rockefeller for $1,000,000 160 acres  in northern Wisconsin which Dr.  Ash purchased in 1884 for $1000 on  speculation. The tract is said to  include the only harbor in northern  Wisconsin.  A Diplomat Dead.  Syracuse, New York, April 5.���  A special to the Post-Standard from  Skanatele says : James Edward  Porter died in that village tonight  aged 78 years. Mr. Porter was born  in Albany and was secretary of the  legation at Rome for several years.  He was related to commodore  Porter. A daughter, Mrs. Burritt  of Waterbury, Connecticut, survives.  Vancouver, April 5.���[Special to  The Tribune.]���It is reported that  there is an arrangement on- foot  whereby Mackenzie & Mann  will  tender on the construction of the  Coast-Kootenay  line on   specifications called for by the government.  Hugh Sutherland, ex-M.P., made a  thorough investigation of the plans  the other day at Victoria and then  left for the east with the intention,  according to a creditable report, of  conferring on the whole question  with William Mackenzie at Toronto.  He will be back in ten days and the  probability is that the next surprise at Victoria will be that the  backers of the Victoria, Vancouver  & Eastern will tender, even though  they have already stated that the  specifications were impossible and  the conditions absurd, and that it  was simply a scheme to let in the  C. P. R.    The" Vancouver Mass Meeting.  Vancouver, April 5.���[Special to  The Tribune.]���At a mass meeting  held here yesterday evening a heavy  ai ray of speakers were in favor of  the Victoria, Vancouver & Eastern  Company, but the temper of the  meeting was such that only a much  modified resolution- passed, opposing the building of the coast-Koot-  enay road by the C. P. "R.l Smith  Cui'tis made" a stirring speech favoring . government ��� ownership'.of  -roads and all the speakers did practically the same,^only~urgirig.';'thatv  it would be too long ' to wait for.  this. The plainly expressed desire  of Victoria to have Vancouver  placed on a side track branch line  has aroused alarm and indignation  here and this was expressed at the  meeting. Popular feeling appears  to be that the government should  make the best terms possible look- -  ing towards the immediate construction of the line.  000,000 if the confederates would  abandon the war and come into the  Union. A letter was written to  Mr. Stephens by Stephen W. Blount  of St. Augustine, asking him if  such an offer had been made. Mr.  Stephens wrote him that the statement was untrue.  NELSON WHOLESALE TRACE  APRIL   OPENS   WELL IN   EVERY  BRANCH OF  BUSINESS.  .**< - -,'*���  A.Towing Trust.  Buffalo,   N.Y.,   April    5.���The  Maytham   Towing and   Wrecking  Company,  the only opponents  to  the Great Lakes Towing Company,-  a combination of practically all the  other towing interests on the Great  Lakes, will probably be absorbed by  the latter concern. It is understood  that au offer made by the Maytham  conpany is being considered by the  Great Lakes Towing Company and  that the proposition  will be acted  upon at a meeting of the directors  to be held in Cleveland next Tuesday. "        -  Losing Confidence.  * London, April 6.���The Field corn-  men ting on the forthcoming' races  for the America Cup says: -'The average British sportsman long ago  arrived at the conclusion that our  American cousins are one too many  for us at the yacht game and most  yachtsmen refuse to accept the  hardy annals offered as apologies  for successive defeats. These excuses fail to -'account for the, fact  that although since 1851 some- 25  races have been sailed, only .twice  has the British yacht come in first."���  The American Henley.  New London, Connecticut, April  5.���As an outcome of a conference  held here today between Mr.] Henderson of Boston, chairman of the  American Henley Company, and F.  E. Chappell, chairman of the local  regatta board, it seems probable  that the American Henley will be.  an assured fact for the coming sea-'  son and that races will be - held ' at  New London for two - days > bf the!  same week in which the university  crews race here.  ,  The Easter Trade Fully Up  to.  Average���Buyers 8till Very Conservative in Dealings.  .the  _sr  \ r>'^  7*m  Kitchener's'.Report. .  - London, A:prll 5.���Lord Kitchener  reports as- follows to the war office :  ''Colonel Plummer' has - advanced  twenty miles beyond Nylesteroom  unopposed on the way toward Pie-  tersburg." According to the Pretoria correspondent of the Daily  Telegraph, the Boers have shifted  their seat of government from Pie-  tersburg to a point 85 miles northeast.  Tatlow for Premier.  Vancouver, April 5.���[Special to  The .Tribune.] ���A Conservative  prominent in the councils of the  government said tonight that a proposal was on foot which included  the resignation of Dunsmuir and  the naming of Tatlow' of Vancouver  as premier. The railway policy and  the proposal to increase the poll  tax are given as reasons for the  change, which will probably take  "^place_b"ef6fe"the close of the session.  All Quiet at Rossland.  Rossland, April 5.���The mines  here are all running and every indication is that they will continue  tp do so. - There have been rumors  of a pending strike, but it is thought  it has all blown over."  Lincoln's Firmness.  Houston, Texas, April 5.���John  H. Reagan, thevl only surviving  member of the confederate cabinet,  has given out a statement concerning the controversy which ha9  arisen concerning the Hampton  Roads conference February 3rd,  1805, between president Lincoln and  secretary Seward,vas-:'the* repre*  sentatives of the Union, and .vice-  president Alexander! H. Stephens,  senator R. W. Hunter, and assistant  secretary of war John W. Campbell,  for the confederacy. Judge Reagan  quotes extracts from various public  documents and books to prove Mr.  Lincoln had no idea of giving compensation for slaves who were to be  freed, or of treating with the confederate states as such.  ' " On the night of . the return of  Mr. Stephens from that conference,"  judge Reagan says, "he told James  L. Orr, a senator from South Carolina, that'the Hampton Roads conference was fruitless and hopeless  because Mr. Lincoln offered the  confederacy nothing but unconditional submission. The same  thing was told to T. B. Sexton, a confederate congressman  from Texas, who wrote of the  interviews to Judge Reagan.  Shortly after the war Judge  Reagan became involved in a  controversy because he denied that  president Lincoln had offered $100,-  Trust Problem.  London, April ��� 0.--The Daily  Mail in the course of an extended  article on the American steel trust  says that it can see no escape for  the United States from the oppression of trusts except in free trade  and declares that J. P. Morgan has  appropriated $200,000,000 to crush  American independent concerns.  Plague Still Increasing.  Cape Town, April 5.���Five  =corpseSiaof==victims^of=itheJbubonic=  plague were found in Cape Town  today. Seven additional cases have  been officially reported, six of these  being Europeans, and one of the  latter being a yeoman at 'Green  Point camp.  Died in Poverty.  New York, April 5.���Alone and  friendless, Peter Lehman, who, it is  said, was at one time a wealthy  chemist with a large business in  Philadelphia, died in.the Salvation  Army hotel for working men today.  His death was due to exposure and  excessive use of liquors.  Preparing for Winter Operations.  London, April 6.���The Kroonstadt correspondent, of the Times  wiring Thursday says that preparations are being generally made by  the British forces for the winter  operations. '  Failed to Cross. v  Bethulie. Orange River Colony,  April 4.���(Thursday.)���A force of  Boers under commander Kritzinger  attempted to recross into the Orange River Colony to the west of  here but failed.  Russia Wanted to Purchase.  " Tientsin, April 5 ���It is reported  here that the Russians have been  endeavoring to force a purchase of  the disputed railway siding from  the original Chinese owners.   '  Rosseau Improving.  Paris, April ">.���The condition of  M. Waldeck Rousseau, the premier,  shows   considerable    improvement  today. .  Capetown, April 0.���General  French continues to press the Boers  at Vryhoid, Transvaal Colony.  There has been'a very perceptible-^?fy  improvement in business during the f,r^[  past week, attributable in no small ]''^|j  degree to the wants of Easter trade, '??M  Unseasonable   weather   has'   dbnet^P  much to retard business, the roads-clfl  being rendered heavy���impassable^|>f  in many districts���by recent rainsCysp^l  Under more favorable weather con'SitW,  ditions business would doubtless be ;  better.   Retailers   who   had * BeeulFL  holding back orders pending a hig\'.f}^  stir in business, had iairly run bucX^jl  of supplies and were forced- tosex^"S|f  tend   themselves.   As   a   rule the^Sl  orders placed in the provision liue.^ftjf  were��small, but what they lacked-"��^|  in size was made up in number:��|^g|  and - fpod-^|||  briskly, and^SlM  Eggs, butter, poultry  stuffs generally moved  better things than were expected^Jlj  proved the rule in other branched^mj  of trade.,   Money is scarce, as shdwn��g��||  by the number of applications:fqif^^  an extension of time On bills matur'-'-VtSSsL  'J"B__.M  ���ing. Nevertheless there is a-hope-Cvj,-^  ful feeling, provided the blue-riiinfe^i  rumors.' in circulation do riot'J||||l  materialize. . Yesterday being Goodwill  Friday was very generally observed'I^^I  as a holiday and many of the whole-"^^|  sale houses were closed in conse|^^!'  quence. Hence the ��� incomplete^li9t.?||S||  furnished readers of 'The Tribune^^I  this morning. ,���*-- . -1: ���'. 7-i'-'-l^^^l  A. Macdonald & Co. report aHusyS^gl  week.' The month' hails' openedi-up^piP|  satisfactorily and if business cou^f^J  tinues_tb.improve at the!same rategpf**  as,the ^paat rmon tli,- there..wiil*Lb"el nd/3lJL���  cause for - complaint!,''Ldcal^traci^^  as well as shipments to   ou'tlying^rjf  aver-Cl^i  the%^j  '-*?. r  points shows a little over the  age   at   this   season..-During  week orders were filled  from  Rob^f:  son, Slocan City,-New Denver, Gra-, 7?f  nite, Lemon Creek,   Ymir,* Sandon;-^.?  Summit City, Kitchener, Erie, Cascade, Burton, Fire Valley, Nakusp;  Silverton;'Grand Forks, Ferguson,'  Trail, Rossland, Kaslo, Creston and'  Fernie. ���' k  ���    A. B. Gray, for R.. P.   Rithet &'  Co. and the Express Cigar   Co.,  re-'  ports  business   good.    The  spring  trade has not opened up as yet, but  it   cannot be, long deferred.   The  shipments   for the week  were  to -���  Fernie,      Cranbrook,     Kimberley,"  Moyie and Trail.  Shatkey & Co., have distributed  dining the week immense quantities ���  of eggs, butter, cheese, etc., and;.  report a wholiesome business acti v-';  ity.XJI^e^shippihg���point9Llwerej��  Rossland, Slocan, New Denvet-, ;  Whitewater and Thompson's Land- ^  ing. "���     ",.'������ *    ['A'x  The Nelson Saw & Planing Mill  Company,   are running full blase, v  and keeping up with orders.! Both  local and outside  demand is good.  Building operations, though not so-  lively   as   at     the   corresponding?  period of last year, are nevertheless -  active, while from lake and  inland  points orders are coming in freely;;;  Large bills of lumber were sent out  this week to Erie, Crawford Bay,  Arrowhead and  the Molly Gibson-  Landing.  The Mattress Company are doing7.  a . lively business. They shipped  during the week to Nakusp, Trail,  Sandon, Cranbrook, Moyie and  Phoenix as well as meeting the de]  mands of the local trade. Upholstered goods and turning work  formed a big percentage of their  shipments.  Cholditch & Co. report business,  very fair. They sent out goods -  during the week to Ymir, Slocan -  City, Kaslo, Eholt, Grand Forks.!;!  Phoenix, Creston, Sandon, Arrow--?;  head, Trail, Midway, New Denver;;[i  and Greenwood, 77A  Teetzel & Co., drugs and assayera'77  supplies, have had a busy week,!;;;  filling large orders from Rossland;";!  Woodbury, Erie, Salmo, Kimberley. *7  Phoenix and other points. In -  assayers' supplies this, firm do !��S<  large trade.  Found Abandoned Pompom.  London, April 5.���Lord Kitchener -:  reporting to the war office the find- ;  ing of an abandoned and destroyed  pompon near Vryheid says:    '���Tbiai ;  accounts for all the enemy's gunsy  known to be in the southeastern  district." THE TfelBUNE: KELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, APRIL 6,-1901  I  i  I   '  THE'  STOBES  BAKER STREET        NELSON  Millinery  Our'stock of these .Roods is very  small, hut, so select We have ouiy  so-iie fifteen hats to thow you, but thoy  are  The Most Recherche  The most Elpgatit and Stylish  The Most Fashionable  Which tlio acknowledged Superior Art  and Ta*.te of leading Parisian milliners  could p oduce. An to price*, we bought  i hem at�� snao nnd our customer-* will  got 'ho henelit of it. Please oall and  exnmino theso  PARISIAN- DAINTIES  and we will quoin figures so low tl.at  you will bo agieeably burprised.  ���    PARASOLS TO MATCH  EACH HAT  Our general stz-ck of now spring goods  is arriving daily and i bei"g put into  shape as fast as it comes. We will ta'<e  pleasure, and wo feel sure you will also,  ln your inspecting our stock. Moro  about this m a few da*) s.  THE  HUDSON'S BAY  ; STOEES  BAKER STREET        NELSON:  '��he fffribnne*  Vancouver furnishes a hew  political rumor to the effect that  . premier Dunsmuir is to resign and  that Tatlow of Vancouver will succeed him. This story is doubtless  intended for circulation in Victoria  only. -         Japanese are employed at the  Mount Sicker mine on Vancouver  Island. They are paid 90 cents a  day and are engaged at sorting ore..  ��� This information will doubtless increase Kootenay's interest in the  Japanese question.  The output of the coal seams of  the Canadian Yukon for the past  year was 5000 tons. The operators  have not yet got below, the frost  line in their workings, but they expect to this season, when their output will be considerably increased.  So anxious . is the Vancouver  World to secure for the promoters  of the Victoria, Vancouver & Eastern their subsidy of $4000 per mile,  that it suggests to Premier Dunsmuir that he allow the aforesaid  promoters to do his thinking until  railway matters are satisfactorily  arranged.  W. M. Brewer, the correspond-  - ent of the Engineering and Mining  Journal   of New   York, who   has  given the people of British Columbia the ;advantage of his opinions  upon the railway and other problems   which   at present   confront  them, now appears in a lengthy interview in which he attempts to  account for, the tardy development  of the mineial resources of the province.    Oddly enough Mr: Brewer  locates the responsibility for this  state of affairs, everywhere except  with   the   people   who   have   the  actual development in hand.   His  lirst cbntributary cause is  the lack  of   transportation     facilities,    his  second the greed of prospectors in  holding more claims than they can  handle, and his third the: action of  the government in imposing a tax  upon the net value of the output of  the mines, in lieu of all other taxes  upon mining   property.     Not one  word as to the deception practiced  in the floatation of companies, or  the   incapacity    shown    in    their  management    after     they     have  been       floated.       Residents       of  Kootenay   who   read   Mr. Brewer's    interview   will   be   inclined  to say that he has missed hi3 guess.  In their opinion;  the   district  has  suffered moro from  the incapacity  of the men who have been charged  with  the  expenditure of   the investors' money, than from any  of  the causes he has named.    Nothing  injures the reputation of a district  more   than   failures,   and   mining  freaks have charged more failures up  against West Kootenay than there  was any justification   for.   There  have been too many  schemes in  which the mining wassail done  in  London, in which illegitimate profits were earned there, and resultant failure'charged against mineral  prospects in Kootenay.   It is quite  within the   recollection   of   many  how     prospects,   worth    a     few  thousand   dollars   at   the utmost,  have been watered andfloated upon  a valuation.which precluded even  the   possibility of ..the   investors  getting   any   returns  upon   their  money.   There have been cases ��� in  which mills have been erected with  a greater daily capacity than the  probable   annual   tonnage  of   the  property.   There" have been  cases  where mills have been erected before it was demonstrated that the  ore   from - the   property had any  commercial value;   and there have  been cases where mills have been  erected while it was an open question   whether   the   ore   was - free  milling or not.   All these failures,  however, will be charged against  the district, and few who have been  bitten will risk additional money in  other mining ventures in the district, or even in the province.  Men  who undertake to fix responsibility  should be fair.   -They- should not  attempt to saddle upon the government   responsibility- tor   the   incompetence   of   individuals. . The  development of British Columbia's  mineral resources does not depend  upon     additional     transportation  facilities, more conscientious prospectors, or immunity from taxation,  half so much as it does .upon intelligent application by those entrusted  with the expenditure of investors'-'  money. -         - French Law Respects Persons.  The influence of the American  millionaires now doing the Riviera  was-potently shown in Nice Prance,  recently, when the French government officials stood by and winked  ab a,prize fight. The result was a  complete knock-out���an American  being declared the winner. The  fight was between-James Fitzgerald,  the American middleweight, and  George Bourdon, of Australia. But  the fight and the fighters were only  an incident compared to the glittering circle of millionaires present at  the ringside. Down in "front, his:  elbows almost touching the ropps.  sat William K. Vanderbilt, Sr.  Next to him sat William K., Jr.  A little further back was George  Munro in the center of a.crowd of  friends. To the left of the ring  loomed up Marmaduke Brown and  Eugene Higgins, each every now-  and then chirping a word of encouragement to the American  pugilist. Behind the seconds in the  American's corner Harry Ridge way  and consul Van. Buren exchanged  notes on the two fighters���and behind and all about the ring were  others equally as wealthy and  equally as well known, who cheered  lustily when the American fighter  put his opponent down and out.  The fight lasted three rounds. It  went fast and furious while it  lasted. After the battle was over  the Americans crowded about! Fitzgerald. , frize fighting is prohibited  in France, but the fight was not interfered with, simply because of  the great influence of American  millionaires.  Progress of the Ophir. .  Aden,.   April   5.���The   steamer  Ophir with the duke and duchess of  Cornwall   and . York    on    board,  which arrived here today, received  the usual salutes and the customary  official visits were. extended.   The  duke and duchess are in excellent  health   and   thoroughly   enjoying  their trip.   The Ophir on April 1st  passed the steamer Andia in  the  gulf of Suez with lady Curzon, wife  of the viceroy of India, on board.  The two steamers exchanged greetings.  KOOTENAY....  COFFEE CO.  ************************  Coffee Roasters  Dealers in Tea and Coffee  ************************  We aro offering at lowest prices lhe best  grades of Ceylon, India, China and Japan  Teas.  Our Bes*\ Mocha and Java Coffee, per  pound  9  40  Mocha and Java Blend, 3 pounds  1 00  Choice Blend Coffee, -1 pounds  1 00  Special Blend Coffeo, �� pour.da  1 00  Rio Blond Coffeo, 6 pounds  1 00  Special Blend Ceylon Tea, per pound 30  A TRIAL ORDER SOLICITED.  KOOTENAY COFFEE GO.  Telephone 177.  P. 0. Box 182.  WEST BAKER STREET, NELSON.  GARDEN SEEDS  We have opened up the largest shipment of  be-t quality, fresh garden seeds over brought to  the Kootenay  country.    Wc are selling large  Suantities already and you will note otir way is  liferent from that of oilier dealors in this district, in that  WE SELL BY WEICHT  ���As well aR by package and though tho quality  is the best the price is the same as in Toronio.  Make out a list and send to us and wo will guarantee satisfaction.  IN FLOWER SEEDS  Wc also havo a large assortment���10 different  varieties and colors of Sweet Peas to Rolect  from and an endless variety of other kinds.  CAMDA DRUG & BOOK CO.  K.-W. C. Block.    ' Corner Ward and Baker 3th.  JSTE-LSOISr  TENT AND  AWNING  FACTORY  Tents, awnings, and ' all  kindsof canvas goods made  to order.  THE0 MADSON, Prop.  Bakor Street. Nolscn  WALL  We have just opened up our spring**  consignment of wall papers which  comprise all the latest patterns 'or  lsmi- ab we do the bulk of the wail  papering business in NelFon, we know  the patterns which commend thom-  fclves rao*t readily. You will be re-  papering in a few weekB. Call in now  and make vour so'ection while the assortment is complete.  F. J. BRADLEY & CO.  tlELSON.      JOSEPHINE STREET  Ward Bros.  REAL ESTATE AND  INSURANCE AGENT8  AgoniMer J. & J. TAYLOR SAFES  Desirable Business and Residence Lots  in (Bogustown) Fairview Addition.  Office on Baker Street, -west of Stanley Streei.  NELSON.  MEN'S  SHIRTS  Just  opened men's   extra  fine   colored Shirts,     the  very     latest designs    in  stripes    and checks.    W.  & P. made. .  Prices $1.00 to $1.75  We have a'so received  new collars, and hosiery in  stripes and checks, new  underwear and neckwear.  to  to  to  to  MEN'S  HATS  to  to  to  to  All the latest styles for  1901   in derbys   and  fedoras in all the leading blacks for, spring and summer wear  Prices from $2.50 to $5.00  These hats come in all the Fashionable  ���Shapes and Shades���black, brown,, tan and  otter. Call and inspect this line. We are always willing  and  anxious  to show goods.  fxirnumn imi nTTi-rTTTTTTmnrTTnyTTTTfi  _  LACE CURTAINS        |  FROM 8  75c to $25 PER PAIR      _  Fred Irvine & Co.  t��ryTrytTTTTtTXTTTiyTT  36   Baker   Street  PORTIERES  FROM  $3 to $20 PER PAIR  TTTiiiilmmiimiiTitiiiTimTTminif  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  ^ '^^-^^'l^^'^^' ^^*^^r ^^r^^r ^^*^^0 ^tr^^r ^^r^^r 4^'^^r *W_* -^^ 0^7*^B* *^K0'*90 '^^0,^90 '^^'^^^^^S^S ^��^^��.^^^*^^ _^^&-^__)*- *  Spring  Suitings  All the.fashionable creations  in Spring and Summer wear  are included in my last consignment of Scotch and Irish  Serges, Tweeds and Worsteds, and Fancy Trouserings  E. Skinner  Neelands' Building, Baker Street.'  FRED J. SQUIRE. Manager.  ARTHUR   GEE  MERCHANT  TAILOR.  TREMONT "HOTEL. BLOCK.  Large stock of high-class Imported goods. A  specialty of the square shoulder���the latest  fashion In coats.  Drink  the Best  Beer  ANHEUSER-BUSCH  ST. LOUIS LAGER  TO BE HAD WHOLESALE; AT  NELSON.  A. B. GRAY, Kootenay Agent  BAKKR STREET, NKLSON.   .  R. P. RITHET & CO., Ltd.  R. REISTERER & CO.  -   BRBWEKS AMD' BOTTCJSRS OV  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  fielson Saw and Planing W|ills  Limited.  CHARLES  HILLYER, ~     HARRY  HOUSTON,  President and General Manager. Secretary-Treasurer  s   All Communications to be addressed to either of the above -  We are prepared to' Furnish  by Rail, Barge or Teams        -       . -  DIMENSION L UMBER  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  BRACKETS, NEWEL POSTS  TURNED VERANDA POSTS  STORE FRONTS  DOORS, WINDOWS and GLASS.  Get Our Prices before  purchasing elsewhere. -  -     OFFICE: CORNER HALL AND FRONT STREETS.  FACTORY : HALL STREET, C. P. R. CROSSING.   MILLS: HALL STREET WHARF  '^askWagH^,   a.���*���.***��<**��  FREE   HOT   LUNCH  FROM 12 to 2 O'CLOCK  "::.[   at the'  athabasca today.  THOMPSON & DOUGLAS  Victoria Street.   -  PAINTERS  Decorators and  Paper Hangers.  R. B. REILEY  (SUCCESSOR TO H. D. ASHCROFT)  E very foody    Welcome  A. ft. BARROW, A.%1.C.��.  PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  '    Cornet Vlotoria and Kootenay Streets.   _  p o Rot ��o fjiiT.wotrnvir vo, 0ft  NOTICE TO DELINQUENT CO-OWNERS  WHOLESALE TRADE  DERATED AND MINERAL WATERS.  rpKORPK & CO., LIMITED.���Corner Vernon  J- and Cedar streets, Nelson,'manufacturers  of and wholesale dealers ln eerated waters and  fruit syrups.- Sole agents for Halcyon Springs  mineral water.   Tolephone 60.   .  ASSAYERS'   SUPPLIES. "  WF. TEETZEL & CO.-Corner Baker and  ���   Josephine streets. Nelson, wholesale deal  era In  assayers  supplies.  Agenta ior Denve  FireClayCo. of Donver. Colorado.  -     COMMISSION  MERCHANTS.  HJ. EVANS Sc CO.-Baker streot, Nelson  ��� wholesale doalers' in liquors, olgars  cement, fire brick and fire clay, water pipe, and  steel rails, and gonoral commission merchants.  ELECTRICAL   SUPPLIES.  KOOTENAY ELECTRIC SUPPLY Sc CONST RUCTION COMPANY- Wholesale dealers ln telephones, annunciators, bells, batteries,  fixtures, etc., Houston block. Nelson.  FLOUR AND FEED. ~.  BRACKMAN - KER MILLING COMPANY  ���Cereals,:Flour, Grain, Hay.- Straight or  mixed cars shipped to all Kootenay Points,  Grain elevators at all prinoipal points on Calgary-  Edmonton R. R. Mills at Victoria. New West '  minster, and Edmonton. Alberta. **    "  .   . FRESH AND SALT MEATS. ,  P    BURNS Sc   CO.���Baker  street,   Nelson,  ���   wholesale dealers ln fresh and oured meats.  Cold storage.  GROCERIES.  A - MACDONALD & CO.-Corner Front and  **���   Hall    streets, :   wholesalo  grocors ** and  'fibbers ln blankets, gloves, mitts; boots, rubbers,  maoklnawR and miners' sundries.  OOTENAY SUPPLY   COMPANY.   LIMI-  TED���Vernon : street. Nelson,   wholesale  grooers.  TOHN CHOLDITCH Sc CO.-Front street). Nel  w   son, wholesale grocers,  Y. GRIFFIN & CO.-Front street, Nelson.  ���   wholesale   dealers   In  provisions,   cured  meats, butter and eggs.  HARDWAREMND=MINING-SUPPLIES._  H BYERS & CO.���Corner Baker and Josephine  ��� streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers in hardware and mining supplies. Agents for Giant  Powder Co.  T AWRENCB   HARDWARE    COMPANY  *-*  Baker St., Nelson, wholesale   dealers ln  hardware and mining supplies, and.water and  plumbers'supplies. '  LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  rpURNKR, BEETON & CO Corner Vernon  * and Josephine ��� streets. Nelson;' wholesale  dealers In liquors, olgars ana dry goods. Agenta  for Pabat Brewing Co. of Milwaukee and Cal  gary Brewing Co. of Calgary. .. > ->.-  *  SASH AND DOORS.  NELSON SAW AND PLANING MILL8.  LIMITED���Corner Front and HaU streets,  Nelson, manufacturers of and wholesale dealers  in sash and doors) all kinds of factory work made  to order; * y .-:  WINES AND CIGARS.  CALIFORNIA    WINE   COMPANY.   LIMI  \0  TED���Corner Front and HaU strtrtfc^Nel  -   -   -     -      - fctillc.  son, wholesale dealers ln wines (oaseai  ESTATE OF FRANK S. CAMPBELL.  AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN  PLAN3    '  MEALS 25 CENTS  Pooms Lighted by Electricity and Heated by St9am 25 Cents to SI  BLACKSMITHS   AND   WOOD  WORK**.*  EXPERT HORSESHOEINC.  Special attention given to Al kinds of repairing  ana custom work from c.laide paints. Heavy  tiblta made to order on shot! notioe.  To T. A. Stevenson, or to any person or persons to whom he mav havo transferred his  interest in the Lila mineral claim, at Morn  ing Mountain. Nelson Mining Division:  You aro horoby notifieii that I have expended  tho sum of Ono Hundred and Fifr.y-doven Dollars  in  labor and  improvements   upon   tho above'  mentioned mineral claim, in order _to hold said  mineral  claim  under  the   \> ovisious   of   the  Minernl Act. and if within ninety days from the  dale of thi�� notice you tail or refuse to contribut  your proportion of such expenditure, togetho.  with all costs of advertising, your interest in ��aid  claim will becomo tlio property of the subscriber  undor suction four nf an Act. entitled "An Act to  Amend the Mineral Act, lflOO."  OANIKL  HERB,  Datod this 12th day of February, im.  QUEEN'S HOTEL  BAKER STREBT. NELSON   Lighted by Electricity and Heated with Hot Air.  Large oomfortable  oearooms and  flrst-olasB  dining-room. Sample rooms for commercial men,  RATES:82 PER DAY  IVJrs. E. C. Clarice, Prop.  LATE OF THB ROYAL HOTEX, OUAAKE  ROOMS TO LET  flf|adden House  Baker and Ward  Streets, Nelson  Two   Largo  Rooms  joined by arch.    Very  suite bio for offices.     Rent $20.   Houston Block.  Apply  .  D. J. DEWAR. Madden Block.  The onlj hotel In. Nelson that has remained  under one management since 1880.  The bed-rooms ��ire well furnished and lighted  by electricity.  The bar Is always stooked by the best dom s-  tlo and Imported liquors and olgars.  THOMAS MADDEN. Proprietor.  SLOCAN JUNCTION HOTEL  J. H. MoMANUS, Manager  Bar stooked with best brands of wines, liquors,  and Cigars. Beer on draught. I��rge oomfortable room?. FlrslKtoffl tablo boa 0.  In tho matter of the Estato of Frank S. Campbell, late of the City of Nelson in the Province  of British Columbia, deceased.   *  Notice is horoby given, pursuant to the "Trustees and Executors Act" of the revised statutes  of the Province of British Columbia. 1897, Cap.  187, to all creditors and others having claims  against tho estate of the said Frank S. Campboll,  who died on or about tho 23rd day of December  A. 1>. 19u0, to send by post prepaid or-delivered  to Messrs. Galliher. & Wilson ot the said city of  Nelson, solicitors foi Glenn M. Benny, the administrator of the personal estate and effects of the  said deceased, or to the said Glenn M, * Benny of  the town of Sirdar in the proviuce of British  Columbia, their < hristian and surnames, addresses, descriptions and full, particulars of tholr  claims, statement of their accounts and the nature or the security, if any, held by- them, on or  beforo the 1st day of April, A. D. 1901.  Aud further take notice that after .such last-  mentioned date the said administrator will proceed to Distribute tho assets of the deceased to  tho parties entitled thereto, having regard only  lo the claims of which he shall then have notice.  The said administrator will not bo liable for tbo  f aid a6sots or any p��irt thereof to any person or  persons of who*-e claims notice shall not have  been recoivod by him at tho time of such distribution. GALLIHER & WILSON,  Solicitors for   Glenn M. Benny, administrator  for Frank a. Campbell, deceased  TlntBrl this 2fith day of February, 1901.  ARCHITECTS.  EWART As CARRIE���Architects.   Rooms S  and 8, Aberdeen blook. Baker street, Nelson, THE TRIBUNE: NELSON, B. C. SATURDAY, APRIL 0, 1901  I!  BANK OF MONTREAL  CAPITAL, all paid up....$12,000,000.00  REST    7,000,000.00  UNDIVIDED PROFITS       427,180.80  Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal ...President  Hon. George A. Drummond Vice-President  E. S. Clouston General Manager  NELSON BRANCH  Corner Baker and Kootenay Streots.  A. H. BUCHANAN, Manager.  Branches In London (England) Nkw York,  Chicago, and all the prinoipal cities in Canada.  Buy and sell Sterling Exchange and Cable  Transfers. . _       .     ,   ���   ... '  Grant Commercial and Travelers' Credits,  available in any part of the world.  Drafts Issued, Collections Made, Eto.  THE CANADIAN  BANK OF COMMERCE  vrrrn wnicn rs amalgamated  THE  BANK  OF  BRITISH COLUMBIA.  HEAD OFFICE: TORONTO.'  Paid-up Capital,  Reserve Fund,  $8000,000  -   $2,000,000  ACCREGATE RESOURCES OVER $65,000,000.  Hon. Ceo. A. Cox,  President.  Robt. Kilgour,         Vice-President.  London Office, 60 Lombard Street, EJ. O.  New York  Office, 18   Exchange   Place.  and Gi Branches in Canada and the  United States.  Saving's Bank Branch  CURRENT KATK OK INTEREST PAID.  PUBLIC SENTIMENT AROUSED  ORIENTAL COMPETITION NOW A  LIVE  SUBJECT.  I :  Hill Is Spending Thousands in Victoria  in the Hope of Securing a Subsidy for the V. V. & E.  Victoria, April 2.���[Special correspondence to The Tribune.]���The  excitement-over politics during the  session bf tlie legislature has to  some extent obscured the work  done by the Chinese commission.  The papers have not been able to  report the proceedings of the commission as fully as if their columns  had. not been burdened with, tbe  parliamentary debates. Justice has  not   been   done   to   the   immense  , amount of information bearing un  the question of Chinese immigration  which has been secured. As might  have been expected in Victoria  there have been - defenders - of  Chinese immigration heard before  the commission. These have taken  the line that Chinese, were beneficial as affording an unfailing supply of cheap labor to cleav the land,  for menial tasks about the house  and for the lowest grade of labor  in factories. Some have gone so  far as  to hint  that  the  province  'would be benefited by the presence  of a coolie class kept permanently  in a condition of servility 'aud  .utilized for rough work, in other  words that" the-province should be  a slave-holding community.' By  means of this labor it has been said  that manufacturers here can enter  into direct competition with manufacturers in the east of Canada and  not only,drive them out of the local  and northern - market but prevent  them from ever acquiring the  trade of the Orient. On the other  hand a great mass of evidence has  beeu submitted to show that the  supplanting of white by coolie  labor leads to the supplanting of  the merchant and manufacturing  classes also in course of time. The  working of the process in the trade  and business of Victoria has fairly  been^ proved. The report of the  commission will make clear to the  people of eastern Canada that while  a certain amount of manufacturing  competition may, be looked for in  =certain=lines-of��� goods=not=merely^  the labor but the capital and profi ts  . will appertain to the Chinese. So,  that eastern manufacturers will  have to compete not with a Canadian  province using ."coolie labor, but  with an actual Chinese and Japanese "settlement on the Pacific  coast, worthless '"as a "market for  Canadian products and entering  into direct competition with  Canadian enterprise in the manufacture of certain lines of goods. >  ������/���'' This has been the economical, side  of the commission's work. There is  also a social side. The impossibility of assimilating either of the yellow races to our standard or ways  bf living has been clearly demonstrated. The. 'Chinese have been  shown to be really a foreign nation  living inside the boundaries of our  .country and amenable to' certain  leguia.tiohs.'but as really foreign as  if they dwelt on a different planet.  In^British Columbia we understand ,  all this. It is driven home every  day of our lives. But throughout  the rest of Canada they do not  understand it and the commission  will flood the question with light.  Never. was there a question on  which light was more needed.  The most remarkable feature,  about the present session of the  legislature has been the outside  canvassing which has been going on  and particularly the lobby which  has been put up by Messrs. Mackenzie & Mann and J. J. Hill in con-  > nectioh with the Victoria, Vancouver & Eastern railway bonus.  Things were never done on such a  ginnd scale before. Expense has  apparently been no object at all.  Deputations have been brought  from    all     over      the    country,  jneetiuga havo  been held, resolu-  SAVINOS BANK DEPARTMENT:  .Interest allowed on  deposits.   Present rate  three per cent.  GRANGE  V.  HOLT,  Managor Nelson Branch.  tior s and petitions procured, and  pressure brought to bear on every  individual member of the legislature directly or through their constituents. The climax of the agitation was reached in Victoria a week  ago Friday when the three mem-  bei s from Victoria outside the cabinet pledged themselves to a coast-  Kootenay railway in competition  with and independent of the Canadian Pacific railway.  The issue has not yet been  brought before the legislature by  any definite action taken by the  government, which is waiting for  an answer from the Dominion government in reference to railway  matters, and also till it sees who is  in the field to build this, railway.  Smith Curtis endeavored . to" force  the issue hy.ai, resolution calling for  certain returns. He addressed the  house for two hours on the subject  last Monday. His motion was  really a motion of want of confidence and was defeated as such.  Both Joe Martin and J. C. Brown  repudiated his tactics. No one  spoke on the subject except Cuitis  and Turner, who made a short perfunctory reply. Smith" Curtis has  become easily the premier bore of  the legislature. McPhillips had'that  honor up till this session, but  Curtis has driven him into  obscurity. He talks at inconceivable length on every subject that . comes., up. At first  there was a stir of interest when  he spoke, as he is sometimes an  effective speaker, but now the  sound of his voice drives the members out of the house as effectually-  as the division bell rings them in.  Curtis had great difficulty in reconciling 'his present attitude on  the railway question.with"his previous campaign in favor "of government ownership of railways. He is  now advocating, the granting of a  bonus and cfranchise to a company  whicli considers that bonus and  franchise so valuable that it is  spending thousands of dollars on a  lobby in the effort to. secure them.  He does not apparently see any  contradiction himself. The fact is  he is in a' different environment  now and like the chamelion he takes  the color of his surroundings with--  out being purposely inconsistent.  It.is this fatal lack of ballast whieh  wrecks his usefulness. He plunges  this way and ^ that and cannot  understand why people should re-,  fuse to listen to him and accuse him  of inconsistency whenever he takes  a new fad in his head.  A NEW COINAGE.  =In=due^=season���the^well-known^  coinage of her late "majesty queen  Victoria will give place to a new  series of designs. Gold coins are  withdrawn from the circulation in  the natural course; of events, according to certain mint regulations  irrespective of any alteration in the  reign.' This is due to the fact that  light coins are never re-issued.  Consequently it is by the rarest'  chance that one ever comes across  any sovereigns^ or half sovereigns; of  an earlier reign than queen"Victoria. Occasionally, however, one  does see them, but the rare specimens to be met with are coins  which have been in some way  hoarded and kept out of regular  circulation. They are never reissued once they reach the clutches  of the mint.  The silver and copper coinage is  not withdrawn in this way. It  never is equivalent intrinsically to  its facie value, and consequently is  allowed to wear itself out until useless for the purposes of circulation.  Consequently in the silver coins  which one meets with every day are  to be found coins of George IV. and  William I Vr, and also of the two  obsolete heads of queen Victoria.  In fact there are as many coins of  obsolete form still in circulation as  of the latest issue. Silver coinage  when defaced and useless is re-  melted, but what happens to.the  copper coinage to render the constant issue of new coins a necessity  is a mystery. The design upon the  side of a coin bearing the head of  the sovereign is governed by certain  rules. Upon the reverse it will be  a matter of the personal taste of his  majesty, to whom the proposed designs are submitted and with whom  personally the final selection rests-  IMPERIAL BANK  of  CA.:Nr-A.:D.A.  ���i^ ^��!e^ <5;e^ iS<^ <^U^'  .ESTABLISHED    IN  NELSON    IN   1890.  HEAD  OFFICE. TORONTO. *  Capital        -       -       $2,500,000  Rest       -      -       -    $1,726,000  H. S. HOWLAND President  D. R. WILKIK  General Manager.  E. HAY Inspector.  SAVINC3   BANK   DEPARTMENT.  TUB   CURRENT   RATE   OF   INTEREST   ALLOWED.  Stearns  y  B est  j&m   HALF   PBIGE  Nelson Branch���Burns Block, 221 Baker  Street.  J. M. LAY, Manager.  With regard to the head, his  majesty's personal taste will decide  upon the design and also whether  the crown is to be shown or not.  But the head must be in profile.  The reason of this is that the head,  must look to right and left in.  alternate reigns. George III. looked  to the right, George IV. to tlie left,  William IV., to the right, and queen  Victoria to the left. Consequently  Edward VII. will look to the right.  If one of the earlier Victorian  pennies, of which there are still  many in circulation, be closely  looked at it will be noticed that the  hair is crossed by a wreath of laurel  tied at the back of the head by a  ribbon. How many people know  the meaning of this ? It is found  on the coins of George III. and  George IV., but not on those of  William IV., but it reappears upon  most of those of queen Victoria until the introduction of the veil- and  crownupon the 1887 Jubilee coins.  There is really no compulsion as to  its appearance, but there are circumstances where its use is denied.  It is the laurel wreath .of victory-,  arid it is never supposed to be  placed upon the head of a sovereign  until some signal victory has  occurred durin-r his reign.  The Christian Science Wayj  . "She admitted that she experienced a peaceful, restful feeling  afterward. I think the kissing did  her good. It was part of the treatment I administered to her- as a  Christian Scientist. There is no  doubt that she was, benefited."  That is just where Miss Kate Mc-  Culloch, of Noorheesvile, N. J., and  ithe reverend George Tompkins,  Christian Science > healer, of Cam-  den,.differ.'"Sh'e says she.paid $4000  for the treatment and that she is  still deaf and still suffering from  asthma. She has brought suit for  the return of the mony. Vice-  Chancellor Grey is the referee.  "A man made all the trouble for  me," said Dr. Tompkins. "I have  much trouble with the husbands of  the women I treat. I do not kiss  every woman.. I would not care to.-  I make no special charge for the  kisses. They are a part of the general treatment. This criticism is  very trying."    Dr. Tompkins is  an  A FULL LINE OF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  '. Windows  ���-���InsiderMnishr��� ���  '  local and ooast.  Flooring  looal and ooast.  Newel Posts  Stair Bail  Mouldings  Shingles  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  of aUklnitoi  OT WHAT TOU WANT IB-NOT IN BTOOK  WX WILL HAKE IT VOB TOO  OALL AND GET PRICES,  J. A. Sayward  HALL AND LAKE STHJEETB, NBLSON   ������ .   ��.hAy. ~  Porto Rico Lumber Go.  (LIMITED)  CORNER OF  HENDRYX AND VERNON BTREETS  Rough and  Dressed  Lumber  Shingles  Mouldings  A-1 White Pine Lumber Always in  StocK-  We carry a complete stock of  Coast Flooring, Ceiling, Inside Finish, Turned Work, Saah and Doors  Special order work will receive  prompt attention.  Porto Rico Lumber Go. Ltd.  $65.00 BICYCLES FOR $37.00  Come and take your choice before  they are all gone.  ^fm     Come  OUR   WATCHMAKING   AND   JEWELRY  DEPARTMENTS   HAVE   NO   EQUAL  IN    BRITISH   COLUMBIA.   ALL  OUR WORK GUARANTEED.  C. P. R. Wateh .Inspector."  $65.00 BICYCLES FOR $37.00  and take your choice before  they are all gone.  OUR   WATCHMAKING   AND   JEWELRY  DEPARTMENTS   HAVE   NO   EQUAL  IN    BRITISH   COLUMBIA.    ALL  OUR WORK GUARANTEED.  C. P. R. Wateh Inspector.    M  ��� ������ ^  Jeweler j-  elderly man, with hard, stern features. He admits a fondness for  kissing���in a parental way���reserving, of course, the right of selection.  When Miss McCnlloch went to him  he admired her ways. He says he  found her child-like and unsophisticated. She says he persuaded her  to give him a power of attorney so  that business cares might not interrupt the process of healing. Then  he ordered her to bow her head and  kissed her. Four months of the  treatment did her no good. The  memory of those kisses, she says, is  all she has left. Dr. Tompkins declares there was only one kiss, and  that as a Christian Scientist he cannot tell a lie,  KOUtNAY LAKE LENERAL HOSPITAL  TENDERS  FOB  SUPPLIES.  Sealed, sorarate . tenders-, for supplying tho  Kootenay Lake Genoral Hospital with the undermentioned supplies for a poriot of six months  will be received by tho secretary up to tli9 loth  April:  DRUGS  GROCERIES  MEAT  . MILK  BRWAD  Forms for the grocery and drug tenders will  hi furnished on application. "   . '. '  V. W. SWANNELL, Secretary.  AINSW0ETH   LICENCE  DISTRICT.  Notice is hereby given that D. Maglio ha  made application under the provisions of the  "Liquor Licence Act, 1900," for the renewal of an  an hotel licence for the Duncan City Hntol at  Howser. and that a meeting of tho Board of  Licence Commissioners '���f the Ainsworth Licence  District will be held to consider such-application  at the court hoii'-e, at tlie city of Kaslo, on Monday the uventy-second day of April, 1901, at the  hour of eight o'clock in the forenoon.  W. H. BULLOCK-WEBS TER  Chief Licence Inspector.  Chief Constable's Ofllce, Nelson, B. C.  4th April, 1901.  BOARD OF HEALTH REGULATIONS  For the Prevention of the Spread of  Smallpox in the City of Nelson.  All passengers arriving at the City of Nelson  from all points east o�� tho Kootenay River will  be required to furnish the inspector or olllcer in  charge of the carrying out or these regulations  ���with a certificate from tho health officer of the  city_or town from which he.or_sheha8left.-Con--  Tairiing the following particulars r  1. (ai That he or she has not been In any place  or building infectfd with smallpox.  (b) That he or she has not lived in any place  or building which lies dangerously near any infected building or district.  (c) That he or she has been 'successfully vaccinated since January, 1901. r ��� *    -  2. If the inspector believes that any person is  In'ccted, or that his or her clothing or other  effects contain infection tho inspector shall detain such porson and his or her clothing and effects  asaforesald, until tho period of incubation ia over,  and such person and his or her clothing and othor  effects shall bo at once disinfected.  3. If he only suspects that any person on board,  or tho effects of any such person havo been ox-  Eosed to infection, ho shall notify the medical  calth officer of tbo locality to which tho porson  is going to meot tho train or boat, and to keop the  person thereafter undor ob>orv/ition.  4. In thooventof nny passenger bringing any  baggago (hand or otherwise) or .whether tho same  shall bo forwarded by express, the followl-ig  certificate may also be required'from tho health  ofilcer o' tho town or city aforesaid:  (a) That the said baggage-'(hero givo a full  description of said baggago so that thcro can ho  no question autoidentification), has not boen in  any placo or building infoctort with smallpox.  ��� (b) That tho said baorgage has not been stored  or used In any place or building which lies din-  gorou"ly near to any infected-building or district. A       '7' &���''-'������*."     -  5. All railway and steamboat/gprnpanies must  strictly adhere to the followinc&gjegulatioris:  (a) All mall and baggage iropi poin s abovo  menuoned destined for the City *df Nelson, on or  before leaving tho last point ot call on Kootenay  River must furnish the inspeotor or officer in  charge of the carrying out of those regulations,  with a certificate from the health officer of such  pointe where fumigation takes place that same  lias been done.     ��� '       '  (b) All cars or steamboats on which have  been dfacovered Infected persons, baggago or  mail, will not ho permitted to again convoy pao-  sengers, baggage, etc., into the City of VolHon  until dMnfectcd and fumigated: to tho satisfaction of the medical health officer of this city.  (c) No Indians shall be allowed to land in the  City of Nfllsnn' under any -conditions.  This proclamation goes into effect immediately.  FRANK FLETCHER,  Mayor of tho City of Nelson.  D. LA BAU,  Modical Hoalth Ofllcor.  Nelson, B. C, March 2nd. 1901.  DISSOLUTION   OF  PARTNERSHIP.  Notice is horeby given that tho partnership  heretofore existing howeon Lewis Noll and  Woslt)* E. Cox, carrying on business as hoi el-  keepers in the prf misos known as tlie Porto Rico  hotol at Porto Rico Siding, B. C, under tlio firm  name of Noll & Cox, haa this day *eoii dissolved  by mutual consent. For tho future tho Po'to  Rico hotol will bo conducted ny Lewis Noll, who  will assume all liabilities of the late firm and to  whom all accounts owing said' firm aro hero with  payable. LOUIS NOLL,  WKSLEV E. COX.  Witness: Robs Renwjck.  Nelson, Maroh 86th, 1901.  . THE  Mansfield Manufacturing Go.  NELSpN, b. c.  Builders and  Contractors  Having taken over the business of the West Kootenay Brick &  Lime Company, Limited, of Nelson, I beg to ask for a continuance  of the patronage which you have heretofore extended them. My  aim will be at all times to supply you with our products at lowest  possible priees. 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.  i ' A ~~  .     We shall also keep on hand a stock or Fire Brick, Fire Clay,  Tiles and Cement.  . Our Bricks and Lime Rock have taken the Fir-st 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 are prepared to offer special rates to Contractors., and  Builders.  ERNEST MANSFIELD,  ���    tor The Mansfield Manufacturing Company.  Successors to  '  The West Kootenay Brick d- Lime Co., Ltd  MORRISON & CALDWELL  GROCERIES  AND  OUR LEADERS-  The well-known Newdale Creamer/ Butter  In all sized packages and 1-pound bricks  September Selected Ontario Cheese  Choice Matured Canadian Stilton Cheese  Fresh Bogustown Ranch Eggs  Sole Agents for Regal Brand Tea, Coffee and Spices  Morrison & Caldwell, Baker Streef, Kelson  iTTTYTnTTTrTTTTTTTTrrY^TTTTIl��III��llt��iri?TTTirTTTTTT-rrTTT.iairrrTTTTTTT^  [the prospectors exchange  No. 4,\K. W. Ci Block,  NELSON, B. O.  Oold, Silver-Lead, and Copper Mines wanted at tbe Exchange.  Free-Milling Oold Properties wanted at once for Eastern Investors.  Parties having mining proporty for salo are requested to Bond tuimploB of thoir oro to tho  Kxchange for exhibition. We desire to hear from all prospectors who have promi-sing mineral  claims in British Columbia.  Prospectors and mining men aro requested to mako tho Exchange their headquarters whon  in Nolson.  All samples should be sent by express, Prepaid.   Correspondence solicited.  Address nil communications to  Telephone 104 ANDREW  F.  ROSENBERGER,  P. O. Box 700 Nelson, B. C.  nTTVTTTnTrTTiiTiimiilTmiiimTrTfiittiiiiimfrYtimiiiiiiiiiiin fniimiiiiiiitiiiiummmmmt  REMOVAL  The Gait Coal office, has been  removed to the Ward building, on Baker street���two  doors west 0. P. R. offices.  A full supply of Gait Coal  now on hand.  W. P. TIERNEY,  Telephone No. 265     General Agent  C.W. West & Co.  COAL!      WOOD!  AnMiraclto :...., 810.75  Crow's Nest     fi.15  Blairmoro ���    0.75  DHLIVEEHD  AGENTS IMPERIAL OIL COMPANY, Ltd.  No order can be aoceptod unless aocompanlod  by cash.  .    TEADEB   UNIONS.  ���VTELSON SOCIALISTIC EDUCATIONAL  J',,- CLUB moots every Sunday a' 3 o'clock p.m.  In th�� Alinera' Union Hall. A cjidial invilaiii n  is extended to everj one to come and take part  In discussions.   John Koborts, secretary.  T AUNORY WORKERS' UNION OF NKLSON  AJ No. 8d!M, A F. of L.���Meets In Minoi s' Unioa  Hall, C. P. K. lock, corner of Baker and Stan'  ley streots, o" fourtn Friday in every month at  7:30 p.m. thai p. Visiting memb rs of American  Federation cordially invited to attend. C. Fredrick, president; A. W. McFeo, secictary. f  MHiLSON MINERS' UNION NO. 96, W. V. ��.f"  *���' M.���Meets In miners' union rooms, northeast corner Victoria and Kootenay streets, overy  Saturday evening at 8 o'clock. Visiting mem  bers weloome. M. R. Mowatt, President. Jame  Wilkes, Secretary. Union Scalr ok W^gks  for Nelson District���Por sliift, machine  men, $3.50: hammersmen miners. $3.25; muckers,  carmen, shovolors and othor underground laborers, 93 00.  RADES AND LABOR COUNCIL.-The rogu-  lar meetings of the Nelson Trades and Labor  Council will be held in the miners' union hall,  C. P. R. building, cornor Baker and Stanley  'streets, on the nrst and third Thursday of part  month, a< 8 p, m. V. J. Clajton, President.  A. I'. Curie, Secretary.  THE regular meetings of the Carpenters' Union  are hold on Wednesday evening of each  week, at 7 o'clock, in the Miners' Union ball cornor Victoria and Kootenay streets. Charles  Clayton, President.   John MeLeod, Secretary.  _  BARBERS' UNION.���Nolson Union. No. 196. of  tho International Journeymen Barbers On  ion of America, meets overy first and third Mon-  , day of eaoh month in Miner's Union Hall, corner  of viotoria and Kootenay stroets. at 8:30 p.m.  sharp. : Visiting brothers cordially invited to  attend. R. McMahon, president: J..H. Mat-he  son. secretary-treasurer; J. C.Gaidnor, recording  socrotary.  ABORERS' UNION.-Nelson Laborers' Pro  tective Union, No. 8121, A. F of L., meets In  Miners' Union hall, C, P. TL block, cornor of  Raker and Stanley streets, every Monday evening  at 7:30 p.m. sharp. Visiting members of the Amort-  can Federation cordially invited to attend.  A. T. Curio, President. John Roberts, recording secrotary.  ELSON PAINTERS' UNION-The regular  meeting of tho   Painters'  Union Is held  the flrst and third Fridays in each month at Miners' Union hall at 7:30 sharp.   George Encn't,  President; Henry Bennett. Secretary.  COOKS' AND WAITERS' UNION���Reg��lar  meetings every Tuesday evening at 8.10  o clock, in Miners' Union Hnll, corner of B<iKor  and8tanloy streets. Visting brethren cordially  invited. Chris L"ft, presidont; H. Smelser, financial and recording secretary.  PLASTERERS' UNION-The O. P. I. A. No.  172. moots every Monday evening ln the  Elliot block, corner Baker and Stanley streets, at  << o'olock. J. D *MVw��r. tirnnldent: William  Vlc<��. npcrftnrv. p O. Bov RIG.  . m_m_-_-~___._--��--m---___~-_____-_-._____m_.__-~-m_____________. j I  FRATERNAL   3O0IETIE8  NELSON AERIE, No. 22, F. O. E.���Moot second  and fourth W ednesduy of each month, ac  Fraternltj   Hall.    Georgo Bartlett,  president  John V. Morrison, secretary.  &  NELSON LODGE, NO. 88, A. K. Sc A. M.  Meets second Wednesday in eaoh month"  Sojourning brethren lnvibed.  KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS��� Nelson Lodge. No  25, Knights of Pythias, meets ln I. O. O. V.  Hall, corner Baker and Kootenay streets. e\f-r;  Tuesday evening at 8 o'olock. Visiting Kn'i ht��  cordially invltetf to attend. H. M. Vincent C. V.  A. T. Park. K. of R. Sc S.   KOOTFNAY TENT NO. 7, K. O. T. M.���  Hold their regular mootings on the first and  third Thurhdays of each month. Visiting Sir  Knights aic coulially invited to attend. O A.  Brown, Ii. K.; A. W. Pmdy. Com.; R. J. btccl.  D S C  H. E. T. HAULTAIN, C-E.  MINING  ENGINEER  OFFICE-8. 9, 10,        . ���      NELSON  k.-w.-c. mock       * nttoun  SffiftMat"     TEIEPHOME 38.  j��nd Baker StrMte.  NOTICE.  Town Lots, New Denver.  Notion is hereb\ given that, in pursuanco nf  the notltliation "])iibli*-hrd b> this Poparlnicnt.  a nd dated 22nd J line, 1899, under Fection 38 of - ho  "Land Act," agreements for the salo of Lots In  tho Town of New Deit\cr, which wcropurcli.T-id  from the Got crnment at public auction on 20ih  July. 1892. and upon which the balance of purchase money and interest is not fully paid up l>v  tho 30th of April next, will be cancelled and nil  moneys paid therein will be forfeited.  t        W. C. " ELL .  Chief Commission of Lauds and Work-?.  Lands and Works Department,  Victoria, B. C��� 21st March, 1901.  NOTICE.  Courts of Assize, Nisi Prius.Oycrand'lcrnnnor  and General Gaol Deli\-ory will bo holden iu tho  Court Hoiifo at U o'clock In the forenoon, nt lh��  places and ou tho dates jollowinor, nanio*.y :  City of Nanaimo, on the 23rd day of Anril, 1901.  Cityof Now Westminster, on the 23rd day of  (,ity of Nelson, on tho 7th day of May. 1901.  City of Revelstoke, on the 7th day of Maj. lfr I.  City of Vernon, on tho loth day of May, 190].  City of Kamloops, on tho 23rd day of May, inn.  City of Vancouver, on tho 2lstday of May, lftil.  City of Viotoria, on tho 28th day of Mav, lttti,  town of Clinton, on th��28th day of May, 1 \<l  By Command.  J. D. PRENTICE,  Provincial Secretary,  Provincial Secretary's Office,  |HJ tii March, 1*1.  ���\r  .- -*_s*_\  " .^* ������&'  . ^ #-  -,'. *v?  -  ��M"  - Eit2 '  __? *���    -JJV  "   rV-5#  .''#B*\  ". - <C-  _ "JfZ}-  A'J%i~_  i��jAJ&  ���*>i  * >*Jt *���*" I  U   **   I  "^ -rb-��*f-P  - -:i Tn  ��� v.-.?rl  x-pt ..ti  . *->-jl  . -" THE TRIBUNE: NELSON, B C.r SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 1901  f-  V '  li-  Xi<  J*  L  Retiring from  Business  .Having decided to go East, I have inaugurated a Mammoth Clearing Sale, and  will offer my entire stock at Eastern Wholesale Cost. The stock consists of  Dry Gocds, Clothing, Gents Furnishings, Hats, and Boots and Shoes.. About  $5000 worth of new Spring  and  Summer Goods will also be sacrificed.   Here are  a few illustrations of the cuts I am making to close out,my stock without delay  Men's Clothing  i  It. V  -)  '.',.  r-  Dress Goods  Black Ciepo->no. regular $2.50 line, oil'ercd  at 51 50 per y\.-<*.  Black Creponno. regular ��2.00 line, at SI .25  per yard.  Costume Cl-th, a"l colors, the regular *$1.*V>  coads at 9J.J per yard.  Colored Dress Good' offered at hulf price,  frjm 2cc to 75c per yard.  Corsets  Your cho'ce in Compton's D & A and E  T Corsets.  Regular 5"c Corset ottered at Sins:  Regular 75c Cor-ct offered at iWc  Regular $1 00 CorFCt otl'ercil at IVr.  Regular ?1.M Corse; t (1'e.ed at *r!.ic.  Summer Corse's for 10c.  Prints at 5c, Ic. 9c and lie.'  Flanno'oitcs al (ic. S?, lCc and 12o.  Mon's Blue and Bl\ck Sorgo Suits, regular 815 00 suits offered at $10.50.  Men's Scotch and Canadian Tweeds, regular ��15.00 Suits offered at ��10.50.  Canadhn Tweed Suits offered at Sl.OO'  ��5.C0. ��6.00 and ��8.00.  Men's Twped Pants, a very lar,?o ranee to  uho<wB from, my 85 00 lino offered  at ��3.50 ; ai.il ��11)0 line at ��2 50.  Good Tweed Pants offered at $1.25. ��1.50  and ��2.00.   Take a look at theui.  Rcgitta Shirt3 at 50c.  White Shirts at 50a.  Boys' Suits  Bnvs Tweed and Serge 8'iits at ��1 70, ��2 00,  ��2.50 and up to ��5.00.  Boys Linon and Galotoa Suits a*; ��1.00.  Boy-i Galetca Blouses at 75c.  Boya White Pique Blouses at 75 s.  Boots and Shoes  Mfn's Baff B^lbiiggans at ��1.25.  Men's Calf Balbriggans. ��5.00 line at ��3 75.  Men's Tan Balbriggans, ��5.00 line at ��3 75.  Miners' Shoes, the ��1.00 line at ��2.75.  Ladies' Button and Laced Kid Boots, the  ��3 50 line, to clear at ��2.50.  Ladies' Button and Lrced Kid. Boots, the  -      ��2 50 line, to clear at ��1.75.  Misses and Children's Boot** reduced   in  proportion to (he above prices.  Men's Hats  Men's Felt IIHs. f- dora style, the ��3.00  Una selling at ��2 00.  Mcn'd   &Vlt Hats, fodnra style, the ��2 50  line, selling at ��1.50.  Men's Hard Hats, the ��3.00 line at ��1 50.   -  Somo odd lin s in Hard Hats will bo sold  at ��1.00 to clear.  THE   CITY   CHURCHES  in  be-  Special inducements to dealers at outside points who may want to purchase small lots.  REMEMBER THIS IS A GENUINE  CLOSING OUT SALE.  FERLAND  Assayers Supplies  We carry  Supplies,  and our prices  in stock  a full   line of Assayers' and Chemists'  The  quality  of cur  goods  cannot be excelled  reasonable.====^:ESE-s       :m^^  are  Wa era British Columbia Asents for ��� ���  THE DENVER FIRE CLAY CO.'S GOODS  WM. AINSWORTH & SON'S BALANCES  SMITH & THOMPSON'S BALANCES  BRUNSTON'S POCKET TRANSITS  W. F. TEETZEL & CO.  VIOTORIA   BLOOK NELSON,   B. O.  NELSON CLOTHING HOUSE  NO.   210  BAKER   STREET,   NELSON.  ���w\A-2stt:e:i~)  One thousand.men to purchase  R����dy. Made Clothirg of all descriptions. Our stock comprises  a good assortment of the nobbiest  and up-to-^ateclothingto be found  in the Province.   Among our lines  wUl be found the following articles: Gents' clothing, hats, eaps,  boots, shoes, underclothing and  shirts of all shades and sizes, collars, cuffs.' neckties, handkerchiefs and numerous other articles  J. A. Gilker, Proprietor  MURALO  MURALO  As housecleanmg will soon be the order of the day we would  invite your 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 Go.  E. FERGUSON & GO.  '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 Foreign and Domestic Liquors  CITY LOCAL NEWS  Nearly all the business houses of  Nelson,were closed yesterday, it  being Good Friday.  There were special services in the  Methodist church yesterday, aud  also in the Church of Mary Immaculate.  There will be no meeting of the  city council Monday night, the  mayor and aldermen being anxious  to observe Easter Monday.  The fortunate possessors of  negotiable checks had better get  them cashed today. The banks  will be closed on Monday.  Spring bonnets were out of place  ���on Good Friday. .That obstreperous being, the clerk of the weather,  seemed to decree that they should  not be worn. ,  No workmen were seen on the  streets yesterday leveling-up or  laying sidewalks.' Bad- weather had  more to do with this than a desire  to keep the day holy.  Nelson is the nearest approach to  a bliie-ribbon city in the province.  There has not been an arrest for  drunkenness in many dayo,althbugh  the police have regular beats aud  are a very efficient body,of men.  There were a lot of mine owners  in town yesterday and their love of  one another's company was never  more conspicuously displayed.  Some people suspected that their  frequent conferences meant much.  Another big strike is reported on  the Reco mine at Sandon. It was  made on Saturday, and is reported  to be of an extensive nature. For  some time past they have been  working for the. particular ledge  which has just been uncovered.  There was a trolley breakdown  on the tramway service yesterday  afternoon, which stopped trafiic for  a couple of hours. The accident  occurred   on   Water   street,   near  -Cherry.-r^and occasioned���l,some  inconvenience to people going east  and west.  Smelter Facilities.  J. O. Drewry, general manager  of the Canadian Gold Fields, is paying a visit to Nelson and reports  that everything is going well at the  St. Eugene. They are sending their  material to Belgium for treatment,  "partly because the smelters of  British Columbia are not in a position tb handle it," says Mr. Drewry.  "It is not altogether a matter of  cost, but they cannot treat all the  ore that offers."  On Easter Day.  Special services will be held  all the city churches tomorrow  ing Easter Sunday.  St. Saviour's  At St. Saviour's the choir has  been augmented by a number of extra voices and instrumentalists and  recent practices under the management of R. M. Macdonald have been  well attended. Some of the best  local talent has been secured, including the services of Messrs'.  Wambold and Otis, who take a  prominent part in the orchestra. Id  is made up as follows: First violin,  Messrs. Wambold, Harris and Campbell; second violin?, Mrs. Morley and  "Mr. Hannington; viola, Mr. Morley;  cello, Miss Hedley; bass, Mr. Ocis;.  organ, Mrs. Astley. At morning  service the music will be: Te Deum  (Jackson); anthem, "Awake Thou  That SleepesD" (F. O. Maker); choral  communion service (Simper). . In  the evening the anthem will be "He  '!= Ripen" (Simper) and Tours' Mag-  jaifii-at> and Nunc Dimittis. Rev. II.  S. Akehurst will occupy the pulpit.  Methodist  Easter services will be held in the  Methodist church tomorrow morning and evening. Appropriate sermons will be preached by the pastor and the choir will render the  following pieces of music: Morning,  anthem, "God So Loved the World";  solo, "Calvary." Evening, anthem,  "Blessed is' He That Cometh'.'; anthem, "Christ is Risen"; solo,."Resurrection"; anthem, "See Now the  Altar." The new compensation  pipe organ just received from Toronto has been put in place and  will be in use for the first time.  Emmanuel.  Tomorrow at the Emmanuel  church the sacrament of the Lord's  supper will be observed at the  morning service. The subject- of  Mr. Mhnroe's sermon will be "A  Risen Church." In the evening the  subject will be "Social Resurrection." -Anthems, "Christ the Lord  Is Risen," and "Our Mighty Lord Is  Risen." . Solos, "I Know That My  Redeemer Liveth," by Mr. Murray?  "Calvary,"by R- Thompson; "Guard  While I Sleep," by Mr. Caldwell, arid  "Ave Marie," by Charles Prosser.  ,J ��� ��� '' Baptist;  At the Baptist church tomorrow  morning Rev. J. Burtt Morgan's  subject will be "The Risen Christ,"  and for "the evening "Individualism  and Socialism." .The church will be  suitably decorated, and at - the  morning service special, music will  be rendered -by the choir .and a  male quartet.  St. Paul's.  At St. Paul's Presbyterian church  morning and evening services will  be held, at the-usual hours and on  each occasion special music wilf be  provided. ��� '  RUMORED TROUBLE IN CAMP  Of Rossland.  A rumor was current onv the  streets yesterday that the mines in  the Rossland,camp had been closed  down   in pursuance of the mani-  TELKPHONK 27  IEL    BITERS   Sb   CO.  PAINTS, OILS AND GLASS.  GARDEN  TOOLS.  REFRIGERATORS  POULTRY NETTING  Store. Cornor Baker and Josephine Stieot  RUBBER AND COTTON HOSE.  Sole   Agents   for   Giant   Powder   Company   and   Truax   Automatic   Ore   Cars.  IISTEILiSOIN"  STORES   AT  s^.3sriD03sr  wages, and they are not likely to  cause any trouble by going on  strike. The muckers there get  $2.o0 a day and they are agitating,  I believe, for an increase. They  ask $3, which tho managers are not  likely to pay for that class of  work. These men. I believe, belong  to tho Miner*,' Union, but as I understand it, it takes a two-thirds  vote before a strike can be declared. The muckers, are not more  than 25 per cent of those interested,  so. that, unless the miners go in with  them there will be no strike, and I  don't think the miners, who are satisfied with prevailing rates and conditions, will do this. It would be  most unfortunate for Rossland���  unfortunate for the country at  large���should a striko be declared,  for most assuredly the mines would  be   closed   down  tight."  "If the niuckei s as a body were  to cease work,- do you think the  mine owners would consider themselves justifibd in closing down?"  asked the reporter.  "Well,. I should think they  might"," replied Mr. Logan, "provided they had any trouble in securing men to take the place of  those going out. But I do not an-:  ticipate any trouble." The- men  who are. dissatisfied will quit work  and others will take their "place."  FRESH VEGETABLES!  Communications Restored.  New York, April 5.���The Commercial Cable Company today issued  the following notice: "We are  notified of the repair of the Taku  Che. Foo cable, " restoring normal  telegraphic communication with  Taku and the stations beyond."  - To Observe the Eclipse.  Washington, April 6. ��� The  eclipse observation party from the  Smithsonian Institute arrived today at Padangj Sumatra, on the  General Alava. ���  Are still in the  market if you  know where to  look for them. 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,j  onions, asparagus, spinach, rhubarb, and ripe  tomatoes. Other  vegetables asthey  come in   season!  KIRKPATRICK&WILS0  The Leading Grocers.  Telephone 10 K-W-C Baker Street  William Hunter&Compan;  GROCERIES   AND   CROCKERY.  IN   GOOD  TIME  Our Sale of Toiletware came just in good time for tha  housecleaner.   A rare chance   for   a   few   days   only]  TOILET   SETS  $4.00   Sets  $6.00  Sets  for  for  $2.40  $3.75  PERSONAL.  SEEDS  ALL KINDS OF FLOWER, VEGETABLE AND GARDEN SEEDS  joh����Trvim & CO.  Houston Black.  Telephone 181.'  P. O. Box ��76.  STRAGHAN  BROTHERS  PJUVUSBR3.  PLUMBING  All plumbing is not alike.   See our goods.  Same price as other dealers and  20 per cent Better.  OPPOSITE rOSTOFFICH. xusison. b. o  _ The Granby Smelter.  AjFfuramerfelt, manager of the  Grairoy7Smelter Company, was in  the city'3yes^erday, and leaves for  Grand~^lforks . today, He reports  that the smelter is working full  blast, turning out (100 tons per day,  and.that ground has been broken  for the additions which are to be.  made, so as to increase the capacity  of the plant. The additions will be  completed by August next, when  the smelter will be in a position to  handle nearly double its present  forced output. Mr. Fluramerfelt  was down at the capital looking  after the interests of those concerned in the bill for the amalgamation of the smelter companies in  the Boundary.  festo recently issued by the Mine  Owners' Association, and jvhich  plainly set forth that'should any  further trouble arise operations  would cease and the mines would  not resume except on a reduced  scale of wages. It was known that  the muckers of Rossland were,  agitating for ah iucrease of pay.  Their present rate is $2.50 per day,  while in Nelson and other camps  throughout the Kootenays the  ruling price paid for such work is  $3. However", the rumor proved  groundless. The Tribune tele  graphed to * its Rossland correspondent on the subject: and received the following reply:  "Mines here are all running and  every indication is that they will  con ti nue to do so. There have been  rumbrs^bfipending "strike, but it is  thought it has all blown over."   ,  Last night on the arrival of the  train from Rossland, a Teibunk .reporter interviewed M.. D. Logan,  one ot the delegates to Ottawa, on  the point, and this gentleman confirmed the above telegram.  '���I am happy to say there is no  truth in the rumor," said Mr.  Logan, "and I do not anticipate any  trouble. The miners in Rossland  are well satisfied���and they ought  to be���with the prevailing scale of  Rev. D. McK. Reid of Port Steele  registered at the Hume yesterday.  A.   Brown   of. Ainsworth  is iu  NelsoD.   He ta staying at the Hume.  Fred Starkey returned to the city  yesterday from a bu-iness tiip to Sandon.  J. Vanstone left last night for  llw Four'h of July mine, in which ho is largely  interested.  -  J. B. Donald, Greenwood, superintendent of thb'Columtia Telephone Company.  is in town.  At   the Tremont   yesterday   G.  Dennis, Sandon, and Bobert Clark, Greenwood,  were among the new arrivals.  Thomas. A. .Stewart,   from the  May and   Jennie mine,  and  T. B. Morrison,  ComapHx, registered at the Queen's yesterday.  It..J. ���E.^Eorter.^representing. the  Robb  Engineering Company,   Amherst.   Nova  Scolia, is registered at the Phair.  Porter'  Pacific.  egi  hir  Porter's   third  trip from  the  ThU is Mr.  Atlantic to the  At the Madden. House the new  arrivals yesterday were: L.J Gilchrist Hastings,  Ontario; J. O. Kendall. Cranbrook: Lee Chism,  Slccan City; Thomas T. Bulger, Nakusp, and M.  O'Brien, Bird Creek;  BUSINESS   JIENTIOHL  All   th?   latest   shapes   and patterns.     How can we do  it.  Call and   see. ~  William Hunter & Company]  >.    GROCERIES  AND   CROCKERY.  P. Burns & Co.  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers in Meat5J  Head Office at"  NELSON, B.  Markets at   Nelson,   Rossland,  Trail,  Kaslo, Ymir,  Sandon,  Silverton, Ne-]  Denver, Revelstoke, Ferguson Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade City, Micj  ~and~Varicouver;     =    =  way,  Mail Orders Promptly Forwarde j  To  loan on Improved properly.   Straight mortgage at 8 per cent.  No monthly loan or no fines.   The only agent in *he chy that  can give the borrower his money when he wants it.  BAKES STREET.  PHONE 2HL  HUGH R. CAMERON  For Sale or Rent.-7-Piano at the  Old Curiosity Shop.,."   .,  Cellar to Rent���Apply The Royal  Bank of Canada. y7X_ '���'. 17' * '������'������*  Wanted���-A]b;vonce,-qne bodice and  two shirt hands.   Apply Mrs.-fcarr, Victoria blk.  Two large, well-inliraished rooms  to let. 1 and 6 Macdonald block, corner Josephine and Vernon.  Store to rent in the Madden block,  fronting on w'a- d street. For particulars apply  to Thomas Madden.  "A   -first-class   expert    salesinan  wants position, in Clothing store. A Guenther,  1175 Baker Street, Nelson.  We   have buyers.for gold and  copper mines, Tho ProsDectors'Exchinee. room  4, K-W-0 Blook.   Telephone 101.   Nelson, B. C.  Japan Tea of-all kinds to suit  your taste. Sun Cured. Spider Leg, Pan Fired  In bulk or packages.   Kootenay Coffee Co.  Nelson     Employment    , Agency,  Baker street. J. H. Love. Phone No. 278. P.  0, box 4(55,    Help, of  all kinds furnished.  For sale���Smith Premier typewriter in excellent condition. Owner leaving  the country.   Apply Typewriter, Tribune office.  For fresh candies, fruits, nuts, &c,  cigars and tobaccos of the best Utands, call at tho  Bon Ton Confectionery, Baker street, Miss A.  L. Klinkwitz. .  That fine blend of Ceylon Tea we  arc selling at thirty cents per pound is riving  the best of satisfaction to our many customers.  Kootenay Coffee Co. -   .        -  If you have a mine or prospect for  sale, ^en" Fampl��s of ore and report to The Prospectors' Exchange, room 4, 1C-W-C Bloftk. Telophono 101.   Nelson, B. C.  Western Canadian Employment  Ofllce���Male and female help of all kinds furnished free of charge. Viotoria street, next door  to Publlo Library.   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 snll  them in any quantity at loweot rates. Kootenay  loffoeCo  West Kootenay Butcher Go  - ALL KINDS OF  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  FISH  K. WC BLOCK "  WARD STBEET  .i_...M.u�� nv vait.  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  AND POULTRY IN SEASON  E. C. TRAVES, Manage;!  ROSSUrAFND   EISaiNEERIIVCI  WORKS]  ouNLiFFB & McMillan  Founders and Machinists,' Specialty of Ore Cars, Ore-Bin Doors and 'General Mining Haohlnerl  ��� List of second-hand machinery on hand, which has been thoroughly overhauled and isai^goc]  as Tijs-H. P. Locomotive-type boiler, with engine attached and all fittings, ready: to turn oi^stoar'f  " 1" Double-Cylinder Friction Drain-Hoist, built by Ingersoll Co. >i  1 bi"x8" Doubieuviin          1 Sinking Pump, No. S Cameron, New York,  1 Sinking Pump, 10"x5"xl3". outside packed plunger pattern. ...���..���  Watch this adverti-ement for further lists, or write us before yon buy tor complete list.  1  ^1  may have just what you want.  Agonts for Northey Pumps.  P.  O.  Box 198.  Stock' carried.  THIRD  AVENUE,   ROSSLAND  NELSON BUSINESS COLLEGE  SPRING  TERM  BEGINS APRIL  1st.  Bookkeeping, shorthand and typewriting  thoroughly taught. Do not miss this opuortunlty  of acquiring a business education. Note address.  CORNER WARD AND BAKER STREETS  MILLINEBY OPENING  OPEBA HOUSE BLOCK;  Mrs. CARR  LATE OF VANCOUVER  LADIES' TAILOR  Parlors formerly occupied by Miss MaoMillaj  Victoria Blook. j  The patronage of Nelson ladles solicited.*     \   ^ __ _ . . (  .-- REMOVED.  Mrs Enfield specially invites the  ladies of Nelson to attend her  Spring Millinery Opening on Tuesday, April 2nd, continuing three  days.  The office of the Arlington Mine <|  Erie, B. C, and Hastings (BritisJ  Columbia) Exploration Syndicate  Limited,  are  now   in room  K.:W.-C. Block.  H. E. T. HAULTAIN, Manage

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