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The Nelson Tribune 1901-04-12

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 :rf;>;:?,;��T'?Tpg^^^gj  ���-:..-     .    T    '���-; *.-T:*.f/--;T:#y5^'"^SbSg  Mineral Productioq of British Columbia In 1900  $16,407,645  Mineral Produotion of Kooteqay ifj 1800  #       $10,562,032  NINTH YEAR.  NELSON, B. C, FRIDAY MORNING,  APRIL 12,  1901  PRICE FIVE CENTS  NEW COURT HOUSE WANTED  hi-  BOARD OP TRADE ASK  FOR AN  APPROPRIATION.  And  Denounce the Present Building  as Inadequate and Unhealthy���Condemned by Judges and Juries.  The iirst meeting of the board of  trade in the new building was held  last night, president Holt occupying the chair. The new quarters  are very comfortable, neatlyD furnished and afford ample accommodation for meetings. Two long  tables extend from one end of the1  room to the other, and at the head  is a smaller table at which the  president and secretary sit. The  presence of stationery was agreeably conspicuous last night, as in  the old rooms such accommodation  was not provided.  Those present were mayor Fletcher, W. A. Macdonald, J. C. Crofts,  T. G. Procter. Dr. Arthur, R. Robertson, A. R. Sherwood, P. Latnont,  J. M. Lay, T. Allen, J. W. Holmes,  J. McPhillips, W. W. Beer, and G.  Nuuu.  The minutes of the last meeting  having been read and confirmed,  the president said he wished to remove an impression which appeared  to prevail that . H. E. Croasdaile  went to Ottawa as the representative of tbe Mine Owners' Association, and that ��� the ' board contributed to his expenses as such. He  did not think that a better man  could be appointed as a delegate  from the" board of.trado, and as  such Mr. Croasdaile went to the  . capital. The president regretted  that Mr.. Taylor wiis not present,  as that gentleman had just returned  from Ottawa and was in a position  '""to give 'tliem'iilformatibn on several  points of interest. White the government did not seem inclined to  appoint a minister of mines,-they-  had decided to create a department  of mines, which was practically  what the board of trade requested  should be done.  A letter was read from the trades  committee, of Trout Lake asking  the assistance of the board in opposing any extension of time to the  charter holders of the Arrowhead  & Kootenay railway.  The .chairman announced- that  the government had taken action,  in the matter on the lines suggested,  and the communication was tabled.  A letter was read from John  Houston, M. P. P., acknowledging  receipt of the board's communication re " refinery, and stating that  he would further the project.  Secretary Swannell remarked, on  the authority of G: O. Buchanan,  ^tlmnt^v-^mld^ake-fronrSl^OOOtOUO^  to $2,000,000 to establish a refinery.  Not alone would the plant have to  be put up, but it might take considerable time to establish a market, "     '  A letter was read from minister  of finance Fielding acknowledging  receipt of the board's letter re refinery, and stating that the subject  would receive atteution.  R. H. Williams aud Turner, Bee-  ton & Co. were added to tho roll of  members.  A communication from the Northwest 'Mining7 News, asking for a  subscription towards a special number of the; publication, was read  and tabled.'  W. A. Macdonald moved the following resolution, which was  seconded by Dr. Arthur, and carried unanimously:  "Resolved, that this board of  trade learns with, dissatisfaction  that a report exists that the government may not include in the  estimates for the current year an  appropriation for the erection of a  court house in Nelson, and desires  once more to impress upon the government of this province that the  present court house is inadequate  and unhealthy, and that these facts  have been repeatedly reported upon  by all the judges, grand juries and  others, and would. urge the neces  sity of erecting forthwith a new  court house at Nelson, the assize  city of South Kootenay."  In   moving   the    resolution   Mr.  "Macdonald said  that  for  the past  three or four years  the  impression  .prevailed that Nelson was  to  have  '.a new court house.    How  this impression   originated   he    was   not  aware.  Mr.   Allen���When  Hon.   Joseph  Martin was here he promised that a  new court house would be built.  His attention was called to the inadequacy of the present building.  Mr. Macdonald said that he had  spoken to Mr. Houston on the subject, and that that gentleman was  anxious that his hands should be  strengthened when he brought the  subject to the attention of tbe local  legislature. Rossland had got a  new court house���a very respectable  building���and Nelson was entitled  to some consideration. The present  court house was rotten, unhealthy  and unsuitable, and altogether unworthy the' assize town of Kootenay.  Mr. Robertson, a member' of a  special committee appointed to enquire into complaints as to the inconvenience caused by custom house  regulations with goods coming from  the United States, reported that  having investigated the matter it  was found that arrangements had  been made by which the express  company could clear goods at Port  Hill. For the present.this arrangement worked satisfactorily.  Some routine business was disposed of and the board adjourned.  A FRIEND OF D0UKH0B0RS  OF RAILWAY  Should Be Built By the People For the People.  SATS THE7 HAVE BEEN MALICIOUSLY PERSECUTED.  And That They Form a Highly Desirable Type of Settlers  for Canada.  There arrived in Nelson last night  in the person of John Ashworth of  Manchester, England, one of the  principals in the movement which  resulted in the installation of some  7100 Doukhobors in the" Northwest.  By profession John Ashworth is a  mining and civil engineer, but it  "was"as a memBet^6f'?the"Society of  Friends of England that he first  became acquainted with the malicious persecution suffered by the  Doukhobors in Russia. It was  mainly due to the efforts of the  sect with which John Ashworth is  identified that the Doukhobors, or  "Spirit Wrestlers," as they are  termed, were induced to bring the  burden of their wrongs from inhospitable Russia to Canada. While  it is true that the Canadian settlers  in Manitoba and the Northwest did  not at first take kindly-to the "'newcomers'time has resulted in a change  of feeling toward them, till now it  is generally conceded that as a class  they form a highly desirable type  of settlers.  Persons holding opinions to the  contrary, however, may rest easy  in the assurance that John Ash-  worth's present trip is not 'for the  ^pufpose'of^locating^a'home^for'the^  highly religious Doukhobors in this  vicinity; he is merely passing  through Nelson on his way to the  Saskatchewan settlements of the  voluntary exiles. He expresses the  opinion tliat he will find a vast  improvement in the conditions surrounding the Doukhobors' existence  iu the Northwest as compared to  their manner of life when he last  visited them in the fall of 1809.  Upon the completion of his tour of  inspection of the various settlements, John Ashworth intends returning to England, where he will  publish a report upon the progress  of, the exiles, as noted by him since  their settlement in Canada.  There is a movement-now on foot  to secure the release of some 110  Doukhobors who are political exiles  in Siberia. Should'this be accomplished these people will join their  friends in this country, but there is  no desire to bring in any more from  Russia, at least at the present time.  John Ashworth has gone on to  Fernie, where^he will inspect the  coal mines before proceeding east  over the Crow's Nest Pass road.  While he does not consider mercantile conditions on the Coast as  very encouraging, he is more than  enthusiastic over the air of prosperity which pervades the interior  and Nelson in particular.  Public Meeting Tonipht.  Tonight at 8 o'clock there will be  a public meeting in the opera house,  the object being to have an expression of opinion on the subject of a  new court house for Nelson. The  present building is altogether inadequate, .and.-it is hoped that a  public demand for a suitable court  house will have the desired effect.  There are, roughly speaking, 225,-  000,000 acres of unoccupied crown  lands in the province of British  Columbia. These lands are, in the  main, unoccupied and unproductive  because they are inaccessible. They  are known .to contain great resources of iron, coal, oil, silver, lead,  golcl, copper, and to be covered  with limitless quantities of fine  timber, besides containing many  million acres of diversified farming  and grazing iands. They only re-  quirepopulation,capital and means  of transportation. The basis of all  industry, the natural resources of  the soil, is already there. The problem, therefore, is to provide popula-  lation, capital and means of transportation for the unoccupied portions of British Columbia.  The basis of - the following proposal is that the natural resources  of the unoccupied lands, made intelligently available to the surplus  population and surplus capital of  other parts of the world, may  themselves be made to supply the  means necessary to supply the railroads, which can alone make them  productive. The methods of stimulating railroad construction, so far  in vogue, have never gone beyond  the idea of burdening .the already  productive resources of the province with taxation to open up new  districts. It is quite clear that if  the natural resources of unoccupied  lands could be made the means of  building railways" to open up these  lands, the already productive resources of the province would not  only be relieved of a heavy burden,  but the work of development by  means of railway construction could  be carried- on much more^ rapidly.  Such" aT proposal may "be considered  from two.points of view: its advantages and its feasibility. But before it is discussed in either respect  it is necessary to state what the  proposal is.  The proposal is that the province  of British Columbia, should issue  25,000,000 acres of land scrip, carrying with it the right of location  on any of the crown lands which  aro unoccupied. This scrip should  carry with it the right to everything that is in the land or on it;  in other words, entitle the locator  to surface rights, mineral and timber. It should be issued in denominations .*bf.*.40i*'80,;160, 320 and 040  acres, at the unform price of $1  per acre. The proceeds should be  used to construct railways through  undeveloped portions ot the province, the railways so built to be  leased to  companies   making -the  best offer to the piovince. -   ^There are various considerations"  which, although they are not inherent in the principle of the proposal,  are essential to the successful working.of the scheme. Before an actual plan for its promotion is elaborated, they would require to be  discussed more carefully than is  necessary at present. They may,  however, be indicated now:  1. A time would 'have to beset,  during which no other lands would  be sold, or rather ho land-sold by  any other method. This would be  necessary to give the scrip the progressive value making it an attractive investment. A period of  ten years might be set as ample for  this object.  2. The time for which land could  be tied up by scrip location before  survey and crown grantiug would  have to be limited. The.scrip, however, would only be cancelled by issue of crown grant.  3. The lands when crown granted  would become taxable as other  lands so held are.  4. The sale of scrip would be required to take place on the same  date in all places at which the scrip  is offered.  5. A certain percentage would require to be allowed for brokerage  and commission and advertising.  Advantage of the Proposal.  1. The first and greatest advantage of the pt oposal is that it would  trausfer. from the productive resources of the provinqe the burden  of opening up unproductive resources, and lay upon the latter the  cost of their own development.  2. It would have the same effect  as authorizing a loan of $25,000,-  000, but the province would have  to pay no interest on the money J  thus   raised.   The   interest would  come out of the land which the province is alienating as it is from year  to year without commensurate benefit. The revenue derived from land  sales would of coiirse stop during  the time specified; above.    But the  increased population and industry  thus   tempted   into   the   province  would, bring in   revenue to x more  than   counterbalance   the revenue  from land sales.    Revenue from the  sale of lands is obnoxious in principle.   Under the above 'proposal.'the  province would capitalize the value  of the land it proposes to alienate  and turn it into productive assets in  the shape of railways, besides  receiving the taxation from alienated  lands as at present.':  It would be a  step in the direction of goyernment  ownership of railways, but one free  from the embarassments of government ownership. - The lines so constructed could be leased for a term  of years to private companies.   If a  comprehensive scheme of government ownership and operation of  railways is ever-adopted in Canada,'  the province wbuld'reap the benefit  of the appreciation of roads so constructed in value as'profit earners.  3. Every broker'and holder of  this scrip would become an active  immigration agent for British Columbia, The surplus wealth and  population' of other parts of the  world would be immediately attracted to this province by tlie  unique opportunity afforded to  share in its growth. The. scrip  holders would be the .largest joint-,  stock development syndicate in the  world, and the government of British'Columbia would be its board of  directors.-,.. ��� -.^  /;i\\ ��� ���_  - ;;4rTf,r sayj'teh per-centr?6f -thesis-  sue were allowed for advertising  and brokerage, it would give a fund  of $2,500,000 available for advertising the province. Applications for  the scrip could be made through  banks and brokers, to whom a commission on' receiving them of five  per cent might be allowed. $1,250,-  000 would be left to be spent in  bringing home to investors the opportunities afforded by British Columbia. This amount spent in advertising the province would not  only make a success of i the issue,  but "attract the whole tide of immi-;  gration from rich and densely populated countries to British Columbia.;  5. It would do away with the  present very dangerous condition of  land titles in which there is a di-,  vided ownership of timber, mineral  and surface. This is yearly causing  serious complications and restrictions to industry. The pres-.  Of  Wt=Tneans"=T5f==lo~ca;tin^  land need not be altered,  possessed  TEinefal  Anyone  of a valuable' mineral  claim (or claims) would immediately  cover it (or them) with scrip in  order to secure the surface and timber. In fact, a great deal of scrip  would be utilized to secure the  mineral locations already in existence by these advantages.  0. An apparent disadvantage is  without validity. It might be  argued that this scrip would enable  speculators to blanket large portions  of territory. They could not do so  any more than underj the present  system. The acquisition of land  would be made easier certainly, but  the acquisition of land without the  intention to develop and utilize it  would not be any easier than at  present". This apparent disadvantage could only be argued on the  ground that because speculators  might get hold of the land it was  better the land should remain unappropriated and barren, a reductio  ad absurdum which has been advanced before in British Columbia  by people who refuse to carry out  what they say to its logical conclusion. The resources of taxation  would still remain as they do now  to prevent the monopolization of  land without its utilization.  7. The foregoing points do not  exhaust in detail the advantages of  the proposal. It is likely to meet  with the opposition which anything new and practical arouses in  a certain order of intelligence, but  the more it is analyzed in all its  bearings, the more advantageous it  will appear.   The Feasibility of the Proposal/  The feasibility of the proposal  depends upon two considerations.  1. The   actual   aud    progressive  value of tho land represented  by  ^the scrip.    This scrip would  represent one-ninth of the unoccupied  crown lands of the province, one-  ninth, however, to be chosen at.will  by the holders of the scrip out of  all the unoccupied crown lands of  the province.   -If a comparison  be  taken between the southern portion  of British Columbia opened up by  ���means.of railways during the last  ten years and the portions to be  opened up by railways under this  proposal, it will be found that one-  ninth of the acreage unoccupied ten  years ago in the portions opened  by railways has increased in value  tb'many times the average value of  $1 an acre.   This comparison might  be'carefully elaborated and   would  require to be brought out in advertising the issue of land scrip.    But  to-tho3e familiar with  the last ten  years' developments   sufficient has  been   said   to   indicate    that   the  scrip proposed to be issued can be  proved to have an actual value of  $1 per acre and a progressive value  of much more than that.    In other  words, that the scrip now sold for  $1 an acre would during ten years  appreciate    very    considerably   in  value.   Also, that if a further issue  were made in  ten years for  more  railways it could be sold at a much  higher price.  2. The second consideration is tbe  most important of all. Because  upon its thorough appreciation depends "the success of the whole  proposal.  It is not enough that the scrip  proposed to be. issued should have  actual and progressive value.'   It is  necessary.. that -those_ expected, to.  tsubscribeo.to'it-should/Imp w'^tliat'it-  has actual and  progressive value.  Thoy can never know  unless they  are   told.     The  ignorance   of  the  'world regarding British  Columbia  must be broken down before either  the money or  the people will be  forthcoming.      Under the  present  proposal, a  fund  of   $1,250,000   is  provided      for       that      purpose.  Suppose    the     issue     is     authorized,    a   six    months' educational  propaganda would be necessary for  its    successful    subscription.    The'  adoption of such a scheme by the  province would draw attention  to  the fact that British Columbia had  this vast acreage of rich  undeveloped   territory.     The unique  and  attractive  feature   of the scheme  would set the world talking about  Biitish   Columbia'.     The    interest  thus excited would have to be followed up by organized  effort.   The  reviews would have to beset  writ-  ring^b^uFitTWoacnhi^featuTesytlre"  newspapers illustrating and discussing the vast resources of the province; and every center of wealth  ���and   population   in    England  and  America   deluged   with  literature.  The  great  exhibitions  at Buffalo,  St. Louis   and  Glasgow this  year  would afford specially   advantageous centers for this work.  The expenditure of $1,250,000 in  this way would guarantee the successful issue of $25,000,000 in scrip,  enable the construction of 1000  miles of railway aiid draw a stream  of population, capital and.enterprise into this province in some degree commensurate witli its latent  resources. John' Houston.  Nelson, April 2nd. 1901.  Scales Will Have to. Move.  When contractor Le Moine drove  his stakes for the new postoffice  building the other day, his string  was cast outside the wooden shack  which does service as the weigh-  master's office. The shack will have  to be removed, and so will the  weigh scales. The latter is to be  in position on Baker street, nearly  opposite the Sherbrooke hotel, and  to receive it the pit will today be  dug. It is suggested that in its  new quarters the scales be housed  in, so as to protect it from rain,  mud and snow, and incidentally to  spare the complexion of the weigh-  master, whose weather-beaten  couutenance is attributable to ex-  posureuuder existing circumstances.  - Foundationless Report.  A rumor current on the streets  yesterday was to the effect that the  properties of the Granite Gold  Mines, Limited, situated on Eagle  creek, had been' closed .down and  work would not be recommenced  for an indefinite period. Enquiry  at the offices of the company  brought forth a denial���development work is still proceeding and  will so continue in so far as the  mine officials are aware at the  present time. It is altogether probable that the discontinuance report  spread owing to the fact that an  extraordinary general meeting of  the shareholders has been called to  take place in London, England,' for  the purpose of winding up the concern,as the property cannot'be successfully worked under the burden  of liabilities which the company is  carrying.  A Bad Egg.  Constable Lawder brought two  prisoners over/ from Greenwood  yesterday and lodged them in the  jail here One was W. D. Brewster,  whohas been returned for trial on  a charge of housebreaking. He is  the man who broke into Williams'  clothing store and tried to work  the safe. The second "prisoner is  one Mose Austin, a vagrant who is  to spend three months in Nelson  behind the prison bars.    ,  JIMMIE NEELANDS IS AFTER  THE SCALP OF THE OHIEF OF THE  FIRE DEPARTMENT  THE HUDSON'S BAY AT HOME  WAS A WELCOME INNOVATION IN  BUSINESS METHODS.  Crowds  Store  of People Swarm to the Big  and Enjoy the Hospitality  of the Management.  The flrst "At Home" by a Nelson  business house was that held yesterday by the Hudson's Bay Co.  and that the. innovation proved a  success was amply demonstrated.  The store was crowded throughout  the day,. the invitations sent out-  bringing : hundreds of - spectators.  They were simply, invited^to,pay "a  .friendly-visit, see all^tHat was to be"  seen, partake of a cup of "good~ tea  and go their way rejoicing. It was  not on the program that any business would be transacted, but so  tempting was the display in every  department that visitors did insist  upono securing some of the good  things in stock.  The manager and staff were indefatigable in their exertions to  make the spring opening a sort 'of  friendly affair. They did not even  suggest trade, but-when people had  their eyes opened to the immensity  and choice variety of the stock carried by the company they would  insist upon making purchases, and  of course their desires had to be  complied with. The ladies, as usual, were the most critical, but  their verdict was a decidedly favorable one. They were each presented with a tasty bouquetand invited to partake of a cup of Tet-  "ley's'tea^a^blend^which^the^Hud--  son's Bay Company handle and  strongly recommend. That it will  become a favorite with tea drinkers in Nelson there can be no doubt,  judging from tho opinions yesterday expressed by connoiseurs.  The carpet and furnishing department was that set apart for tho  entertainment of visitors and it  was fitted up luxuriously. Here  was to be found quantity, quality  and art in its highest stages���in  the carpet line. The company  make a specialty of this branch of  business, and carry perhaps the  largest stock in the province. The  carpet department is upstairs, as is  also the clothing and gents' furnishing branches.  On the ground floor are the dry  goods, millinery, hosiery, dress  goods, etc., and a grand display  they make, while iu the adjoining  department is the choicest selection  of groceries, crockery, china, cut  glass, fruits, and everything calculated to make the larder more attractive and the table more decorative.  The manager and his staff proved  themselves admirable hosts, and  good music added not a little to the  pleasure of the visitors.  Is Not a Member of the Firm.  Evil-minded people are circulating the report that the city electrician, James McPhee, is a member  of the firm doing business under  the name of the Kootenay Supply  & Construction Company, dealers  in electric machinery and supplies.  Mr. McPhee was a member of the  flcm until January 19th of this  year, but on that date he disposed  of his interest to his partners,  Messrs. Applewliaite and Dickson.  All Because  of the  Enforcement of  One of the By-Laws of  the City.  There are rumors   afloat which  will probably form the topic of a  lively debate at the city council on ,  Monday night.    They are founded  on smoke.  Some days ago an alarm  was rung in from the Nelson  Wine'  Company, calling tlie fire brigade  to service at that section of Biker  street.   The response was prompt;  but wheu the driver gave his horses  a free reign, he did not know ex- -  exactly where he was to pull up.  However, he brought the chemical  to a standstill at    the corner of  Ward   street,    and - acting  -chief  Chambers dismounted to locate the  fire.   No blaze was visible and having  made  numerous  enquiries,  he  concluded that it was a false alarm,  and ordered  the  apparatus  to  be  taken back to the fire hall.    His atteution   was   then   called   to   the  chimney of the Office saloon, from  which a few sparks were emitting,  but there was  nothing  to call  for  the unrolling of  the  hose.     There  was a chimney fire,' but it was not  of a serious nature.   The proprietor  of the saloon was  duly  summoned  for a breach of  by-law  03, section  10 of which reads as follows:  "All chimneys and-flues within'  the corporate limits of the city  of  Nelson shall be by the owner, agent, '.  lessee, occupier or other person hay-._,  ing charge or control of, the, same, J  kept clean, so as not to be danger;  ous in causing fire." . .   .  . Section 35 of the same by-la\*  provides that any person^-or-per-  "sonsjor corporation'guilty*of an infraction or violation of -any "of its' "7  provisions ��� shall,   upon    summary"  conviction, forfeit and  pay in thb  discretion of the convicting magistrate the fine and penalty of a sunY -'  not exceeding $100 and the costs of  prosecution, and in default of payment the offender or  offenders,^ as  the case may be, may be com mitt* d  to the common jail for a term  not  exceeding two months.  The case was heard before his  worship, mayor Fletcher, and a fine  of $2.50 imposed.  At the time of the fire chief Lillie  was away in Spokane securing a  team of horses for the department.  Upon his return he called upon-  James Neelands at the Office saloon  and suggested -.hat that gentleman  might not like to be summoned to  the police court for a breach of the  by-law, adding that if the case  were to be brought before the court  a-fineof-$25might-be-impo3edras���  this is the amount which it co3ts  the city when there is a full turnout of the fire brigade. In this instance only six men responded to  the call and the actual cost would  be $10. The chief asked Neelands  to pay this amount, guaranteeing  that if he did so no summons would  be issued. Neelands refused to comply with the terras and the summons was accordingly served and  dealt with as above stated. Now  the point comes in. Neelands 19 to  write to the council complaining of ���  the action of the chief in offering  to compromise the suit, while Lillie  holds that he was justified in the  course pursued. There are uasty  iusinuations going the rounds, but  these will doubtless be cleared up  when the matter is investigated.  While chief Lillie has nothing to  say concerning the case pending  the laying of a complaint beforo  the city council, it is understood  that chimney fires have been a long  standing cause of complaint to the  fire department and a matter of expense to the city. To obviate this  useless expenditure in part, chief  Lillie has decided to enforce the bylaw regulating chimney sweeping.  In this he is perfectly within his  powers of office and will undoubtedly be supported by the citizens  at large; in fact it is reported that  the services of a chimney sweep are  now in great demand.  Printer Weds.  W. G. McMorris was yesterday  married to Miss Mary Eccles, the  Rev. Dr. Wright, D. D., tying the  knot. Both bride and groom are  well known in Nelson and the  numerous wedding presents testify  to their popularity.  '   p, 1  /^}  sm  (���"���'^r'-'M-.l  S.:0  Aci\  .   ?   .*/*"*$��� |  ';- v  * 7*  V I  il /jwl  ��� 7-&X  '-��.*-��? I  ���w?.l  ?'*=���*-$���]  :A'gi  % ��� THE TRIBUNE:  KELSON'/B. C, FRIDAY, APRIL la, 1901  Our Many Thanks  are due and are  cheerfully tendered to everyone of  the multitude of people who made  Our Spring Opening  yesterday such a  Grand Success.  W�� took every care to make a creditable showing, and  to judge by the many exclamations and remarks which were heard  on every side, we may claim a fair  measure of success.  Yesterday we showed you what we have  and we confidently expect not only to continue to enjoy our  already very large patronage, but to be favored  with  many new customers.  More anon. n   ���_.  Hudson's  Bay Company:  Premier  Dunsmuir  stands between the people and  the V. V. &  E. subsidy mongers.   He says that  he will make the best bargain possible before* closing a deal to build  a railway from "the Ooast to Kootenay."   In other words, if the Canadian    Pacific   Railway   Company  offers to build the road without-a  subsidy, he will not pay the V. V.  & E. crowd a subsidy for building  it.   That stand will meet with the  approval of a large majority of the  people   of   the province," notwithstanding the vaporings of men like  Smith   Curtis   of   Rossland,    who  want   the   government   to pledge  itself to make no deal with anyone  except James J. Hill of Sc.  Paul,  Minnesota.  These men donot want  the road to touch, any point in Koot-  .' euay.   They merely want to give  James J. Hill two million dollars of  the money of the province to help  him build  an "independent"  railway from Cascade, in Yale district,  to a connection  with his-railway  system at New Westminster. They  want to gi,ve the man who is forcing  independent     railways     like   the  Chicago, Burlington  &' Quincy to  join his combine a chance to build  railways that will force the only  independent    railway    system   in  Canada into a combine that will  .throttle   competition   forever    in  British Columbia.   James J. Hill oi  St. Paul, Minnesota, is not operating   "independent" railways nowadays;   instead,  he is   helping  to  operate the'most gigantic  railway  trust that has ever been formed iu  the world.   Nelson has a competent man in  _charge of-the fire department.anjl  anything. It merely turns one provincial asset into another asset.  The province under this proposal  sells land at wholesale in order to  provide a ,broad and comprehensive  system of railways, that when built  would be owned by the people.  EASTERN CANADIAN NEWS  Wired in Brief.  QUEBEC, 11.���The Leyland line  steamers are to sail from Quebec  instead of Montreal this summer.  TORONTO, 11.���The Ontario  government today decided to vote  $100,000 in aid of Queen's university.  QUEBEC, 11.���Lieutenant-colonel  Benson, late D. O. C. iu British  Columbia, has arrived here to ro-  join his regiment, the Royal  Canadian Artillery.  MONTREAL, 11.���The death of  J. C. McLagan of the Vancouver  World causes general regret among  newspaper men iu eastern Canada,  among whom he was well known.  TORONTO, 11.���Rev. Dr. Potts,  treasurer, made report to the  Methodist general conference com  raittee' this morning regard  ing the 20th century fund. The  fund now reaches $1,200,000, eight  hundred thousand of which has  been received in cash, the balance  outstanding. Of the total amount  $590,000 is to be applied to church  debts. Dr. Potts expects the fund  to reach $1,400,000 by the time all  the amounts are in.  to  to  to  torn  ?-*;  00'00'00'00*00*^>' 00 ' 00  prmg  Opening of  to  to  to  to  to  to  it is the duty of the people to see  .that he gets fair play if charges are  trumped up * against him by individuals who may be disgruntled because of his acts as an official. The  by-laws respecting buildings should  be enforced or repealed. Until they  are repealed the chief of the fire department can be depended on to  enforce them as far as it lies in his  power. Officials who do this are  sure to make enemies, but they will  retain the respect of the majority  of the people.  The output of the Slocan mines  for the first quarter of the year  1901 is up to the average. Eight  thous-and tons of ore have been  shipped, and one of the mines, the  Slocan Star at Sandon, has a larger  force employed than at any time in  the last two years.  A man named Rolt, who lives in  .Rossland, says it would be "a sinis-  ." ter spectacle to see the whole  ���* province in the hands of the C. P.  :"R.". "What kind of a spectacle  '.Wpuld it be to see the whole  jnrovip.ee in .the hands  of James J.  Jmii-'p'^-f:"���.��������� .': .*'������ '���-."'-���"������   ������  ':^On:jffie.'first page of The Tribune  ;tqday3is,a proposal that if feasible  -���'would solve the railway question in  this province. The proposals now  before the government all mean  that the people shall give something and get nothing in return.  This proposal does aot give away  The men who would give  every  thing in the province to James J.  Hill of St. Paul,' Minnesota, say if  he is allowed to build, the Crow's  Nest Southern railway that the result would be an output of 10,000  tons of coal a day at the Crow's  Nest Pass coal mines, or three million and a half tons a year, which is  more     than    all    the   coal    now  produced   and    consumed   on   the  Pacific coast.    Such a statement is  about on a par with the one that  .the Coast-to-Kootenay railway,  if  built, would do a business  of $20,-  000,000 annually within five years.  If these men  believe that such an  unprecedented increase of business  is sure to result from the building  of less than  400 miles of railway,  why are"they not using their great  and busy  brains in  directing the  .attention of the government to the  .amount of revenue it would receive  if these 400 miles.of railway were  built and operated by the people  themselves ?       The     hauling     of  3,500,000 tons of coal in one year  could be made to pay handsome returns on the capital invested.   The  road   over    which   the   enormous  tonnage would be hauled would be  65 miles long and could be built  and equipped  for  $750,000.    One-  quarter of  a cent a ��� ton-mile on  8,500,000 tons  would  bring  in  an  .annual revenue of $508,750.     Place  the cost, of .operation.at *.33.\. per  cent,, and  the people, would have  $379,170' with which to pay interest:  Did Not Favor Home Industries.  New York, April 11��� Private  cablegramad vices last night brought  the news that the Glasgow (Scotland) municipal committee has recommended the awarding of a big  contract to an American steel company for the supplying of 3450 tons  of rails and fish plates for the municipal street railway of Glasgow.  Fully nine-tenths of the first equipment of the road, amounting to  $900,000, was purchased in the  United States. This rail contract  will be the largest ever placed in  this city for use in Great Britain.  A steel company of Ohio gets the  order.  to  to  to  to  We have just received our flrst shipment of Carpets, direct from  Kidderminster, England. These ��� Carpets we bought just before the  advance in the raw materials, so we will be able to sell them much  lower than before. These Carpets are now ready for inspection. The  patterns have been well chosen, and our prices are lower than the  lowest of our competitors. This consignment includes Tapestries,  Brussels/Velvets and Axminsters.  to  to  and sinking fund charges on the  $750,000 capital expended. In three  years the cost of the,road would be  wiped.out, and the people would  have the $379,176 with which to  build court houses and jails and  roads and trails. It is a wonder  that Smith Curtis has not "figured"  this out long ago. ��� The figures are  even more interesting than any of  those prepared by senator George  A. Cox.  ;��� '  Hill Vetoes the Manitoba Deal  St. Paul. April 11.���The Pioneer  Press says:; "Word has-escaped  from an authoritative source that  James J. Hill has-interposed to prevent the sale of the Northern Pacific  lines in Manitoba, and-that he has,  under the new order., of things,  other plans for these, lines. "Just  what : these plans are is not disclosed. .It.is. said that: all parties  concerned are awaiting the outcome  of the HillTMorgan-Burlington deal,  orders'having been issued by tho^e  in control of the Northern .Pacific  to let .proceedings rest for the  present;      ���.-,.  7   ���;���.   ���--.-..  Stuck for the Costs.  .Toronto, April 11.���The Economist, an insurance paper publifhed  . here, stated in its insurance report  that the Royal Templars of Temperance was a fake organization.  The Templars sued for libel and the  jury today returned a verdict assessing, damages at $1, holding that  the Templars had not been seriously  injured by the paper. The case is  a costly one for the paper, however,  as judge Falconbridge ruled that all  costs, which are very heavy, should  be paid by it.  KOOTENAY   COFFEE CO.  ************************  Coffee Roasters  ,.��6aienln Tea and Coffee  ************************  We are offering at lowest prices tho best  grades of Ceylon, India. China and Japan  Teas.  Our Besf, Mocha and Java Coffee, per  pound $ 40  Mocha and Java Bit nd, 3 pounds  1 00  Choice Blend Coffee, 4 . ounds  1 0u  ' Special Blend Coffee, 6 poui ds  1 Wl  Rio Blend Coffee, G pounds...-,  1 00  Special Blend Ceylon Tea, per pound 30  A TRIAL ORDER SOLICITED.  KOOTENAY COFFEE CO.  Telephone 177.  P 0. Box 182.  WEST BAKER STREET, NELSON  V��^^^* i___0 . 00, *00 * 0^ *0^0 * 0^ '00 . 0^ .00 .  �� ���iB^"^ft��' ^0r^^r ���to'^B^' <^fc* <^*< 4fc^ <fc*  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  36 Bakep Street, Nelson.  ^        ^^   ��� __     y-      ���-_.  . :^ ^_   .  ^ ^_   .*&**  * __^0 * __t____& * __^___\0 * ______\W0 * ^^0 * ^^0" ^^0 * ��^^ * ^^0 * ^^0 * 0& " 0^ * :___\W0-* 010 * ^0 " 00 * ^0  00 .00 . ^ .00 . 0* .00 .  prmg  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  Veolands' Building, Baiter SiTeefi  FRED J. HUlriKR. Matiasor    '  ARTHUR    GEE  MERCHANT   TAILOR:  TREMONT HOTEL BLOCK.  flelson Saw and Planing W|ills  Limited.  CHARLES  HILLYER, HARRY  HOUSTON,  President and General Manager. Secretary-Treasurer  All Communications to be addressed to either of the above  Jjargestook of high-claHe imported coodB,  *c>f*-\alty   of  tho   snuaro    *houldnr���th  A  latest  ���u��h<nn in writM.  i  GARDEN SEEDS  Wc have opened up tho lartreflt shipment of  be-t quality 'fn-gh garden seeds over brought ro  the Kootenay   country.    Wo are selling larg"  auantitieR'already and you will note our way  is  iff-Hron' from that of other-dealers; in this dis-  . tiict, In that  WESELL BY WEIGHT ___!___  ra  n^^v  REAL ESTATE AND  INSURANCE   AGENTS  Agents for J. & J. TAYLOR SAFES  As well ooby pa-kagc. and though tlio quality  i�� thp best the price i�� the n'liio as in Toronto.  Make out a list and sond to us and wo will guai'-  anice satisfact'on.  IN FLOWER SEEDS  Wo also havo a larg�� as^ortm nt-^lO different  varieties and colors of Sweot Poas <o select  from antl an end ess vari ty of othor kinds.  CAN\Di DRUG & BOOK CO.  K.-W. C. Block.    . Corner Ward and Baker Sts.  MILLINERY   DISPLAY  The ladies of Nelson can now  have the opportunity of seeing  the latest and newest designs  in  HATS AMD SPRING COODS  Ladies genuine Hair Switches at  the : lowest- rates.  MRS.   EiNPIELJD  *       OI'KIIA HOUSK IH.OCK.  Mrsv-QARR  I,ATE OF VANCOUVER    .  LADIESV TAILOR  Parlors formerly occupied by Miss Maclllllan,  Victoria Block.  The patronage of Nelson ladies solicited.  Desirable Business and Residence Lots  in (Bogustown) Fairview Addition.  We are prepared to Furnish  by Rail. Barge or Teams  DIMENSION LUMBER  ROUGH and DRESSED LUMBER  LOCAL and COAST CEILING  LOCAL and COAST FLOORING  DOUBLE DRESSED COAST CEDAR  RUSTIC, SHIPLAP, STEPPING  . 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 beforo                     .  purchasing" elsewhere. ' .  OFFICE: CORNER HALL AND FRONT STREETS.  FACTORY: HALL STREET C. P. R. CROSSING.   MILLS: HALL STREET WHARF  WHOLESALE TRADE  DERATED AND MINERAL WATERS.  THORPE & CO., LIMITED.���Corner Vernon  and Cedar streets, Nelson, manufacturers  of and wholosale doalers in eeratod waters and  fruit syrups. Sole agents for Halcyon Springs  mineral water.   Tolephone GO.  ASSAYERS'   SUPPLIES.  TEETZEL & CO.���Corner Baker and  Josephlno stroets, Nelson, wholesale deal  ers in   assayers  supplies.   Agents xor Denve  Fire Clay Co. of Denver.* Colorado.  COMMISSION  MERCHANTS.  W.Fi,  HJ. EVAN8 & CO.���Baker Btreot,  ���   wholesale    dealers   In   liquors,  Nelson            __   _, .    olgara  cement. Are brick and Are olay, water pipe and  steel rails, and general commission merchants.  ELECTRICAL   SUPPLIES.  KOOTENAY ELECTRIC SUPPLY- & CONSTRUCTION COMPANY���Wholeaalbdcal-  ors ln telephones, annunciators, > bells, batterios,  fixtures, etc., Houston blook. Nelson.  FLOUR AND FEED.  gRACKMAN ^KER JdlLLINQ   COMPANY  ......      ..   Straight or  mixed cars shipped to all   Kootenay Points.  -Cereals, Flour, Grain, Hay,  cars shipped  to all   Koot  Grain elevators at all principal points on Call  Edmonton R. R.   Mills at Victor  minster, and Edmonton, Alberta.  ���lgary-  Westi  Office on  Bakor Streot, wont of Stanley Streei  ���   - NKLSON.  Drink  the Best  Beer  ANHEUSER-BUSCH  ST. LOUIS LAGES  TO BE HAD Who   ESALE  NELSON.  AT  A. B.GRAY, Kootenay,  BAICWR ST��KKT. NKLSONi  \\. P. RITHET & CO., Ltd.  R. REISTERER & CO.  HRBWKKH  AND BOTTI.K1W OP  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND  PORTER  FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  BURNS ft   CO.-Baker  stroet,   Nelson,  wholesale dealers ln freehand oared meats.  Cold storage.  P.  GROCERIES.  A MACDONALD & CO.���Corner Front and  ��� Hall streets, wholesale grocors- aud  'obbers In blankets, gloves, mitts, boots, rubbers,  maoklnaws and miners'sundries. .. ���  KOOTENAY SUPPLY   COMPANY,   LIMITED���Vernon   street.  Nelson,   wholesale  grocers.  TOHN CHOLDITCH & CO.-Front street). Nel  **   son, wholesale grocors.  T   Y. GRIFFIN & CO.-Front street, Nelson.-  ''���'wholesale   dealers   ln   provisions,   cured  meats, butter and eggs. .  H ARDOT AREl AND_MININ,G_ SUPPLIES._  H BYERS & CO.���Corner Baker and Josophlno  . ���' streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers In, hardware and mining supplies. . Agenta for Giant  Powder Co,   . >���*...  HARDWARE    COMPANY  .  Nelson,' wholesale   doalers ln  hardware and mining supplies, and water and  plumbers' supplies.  LAWRENCE  Baker St.,  LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  ���pURNER, BEETON & CO.-Corner Vernon  1 and Josephine streets. Nelson, wholosale  dealers In' liquors, olgars and dry goods. Agents  'or Pabst Brewing Co, of Milwaukee and Cal  ijary Brewing Co. of Calgary.  SASH AND DOORS, i  VTBL80N SAW AND PLANING -MILLS.  L' LIMITED���Corner Front and Hall streeta,  Nelson, manufacturers of and wholesale dealers  (n sash and doors) all kinds of factory work made  x�� order.  -rompt and regular  Vail-..-*     *��   tih��        .ut.  Sraumrv tt Natann  TREMONT HOUSE  321 TO 331 BAKER STREET,,NELSON  AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN  PLAN3  MEALS 25 CENTS  Pooms Lighted by Electricity and Heated by St am 25. Cents tp $1  FREE   HOT   LUNCH  REMOVED.  The office of the Arlington Mine of  Erie.   B. C, and Hastings (British  - Columbia) Exploration syndicate,  Limited,   are   now    in   room   9,  K.-W.-C. Block.  H.E. T. HAULTAIN. Manager.  H. E. T. H1ULTAIN, C. E.  MINING  ENGINEER  FROM 12 to 2 O'CLOCK  AT   THE  ATHABASCA   TODAY.  Everybody    Welcome  /V..  R.  BARROW, A.JKL.1.G.E'  PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  Corner' Vicuna sad Kootenaj Streets.  e. O. BOX MB, l&LA.t'HO*.*. ito. SB  QUEEN'S  BAKER STKBBT. NELSON      '  Lighted by Electricity and Heated with Hot Air  Large  oomfortiaDlt   ocarooma and ' firsb-olass  dining-room  Samplp roam�� for oommerotal men.  RATES ��2 PER DAY  N|rs. E.G. Clarke, Prop.  LATH UK THK ROYAL HOTKL. CALOABS  ROOMS TO LET  tyadden House  Baker and. Ward  . Streeta, Nelson  WINES AND CIGARS.  RNIA    WINE   COMPANY.   TED���Corner Front and Hall streets, Nel  <on, wholesale dealers In wines {ease and >>nikc.  K00TLNAY LAKE LENERAL HOSPITAL  LENDERS FOR SUPPLIES.  The onlj hotel ln Nelson that has remained  under one. management since 1890.    .       .  V " - ' v  The bed-rooms are well furnished and lighted  by eleotrlolty.  The bar is .always stocked- by the beat dom b-  Dlo and Imported liquors and olgars.  THOMAS MADDEN. Proprietor.  Two   Largo  Rooms  joined by arch.    .Very  suit. tile for * offices.     Bent $20.   Houston Block.  Apply  D. 3. DEWAR. Madden Block.  SLOGAN JUNCTION HOTEL  J. H. MoMANUS. Manager  Sealed   separate ">* tenders for   supplying  tho  Kootenay Lake General Hospital with tho under- '  mentioned supplies for a poiioi of six months  will be received by the secretary up to the l5ih  April: ���*:*  DRUGS  GROCERIES  MEAT  MILK  BRhAD  Forms for the grocery and drug tenders, wll  . f,.��nioiiaii .\�� Q,in^oation J     '  SWANNELL, Secretary.  bo furnished on application  NOTICE TO DELINQUENT CO-OWNERS  To T. A; Stevenson, or to any person or persons .to whoui he ma> have transferred' his  interestin the Lila'mineral claim; at Morn  ing Mountain. Nelson Mining Division:     ;  ��� ��� You are hTeby notlflon that I havo expended  the sum of One Hundred and Fif t.y-soven Dollars  in  the above  Bar stocked with best brands of wines, llquora.  and Cigars. Beer on draught. Large oamfort-  aUtrooas.  Sirat^fauH toUt boa 6.       .   pr  mentioned mineral claim, in order to hold said  mineral claim under the p ovisions of , the  MinerHl Act, and if "within ninety days from the  date of thit notice you tail or refute toconiribijt  your proporti-.n of such exi-ondituro, tdgetho.  with all costs of ad^ortit-ing, your intercut in -raid  claim will become tho property of the uubbcribcr  under section four of an Act entitled "An Act to  Amend the Mineral Act. 1900."  Dated thla 12th day ot Febnuuy  Daniel herb,  .iii.'   f>- ���* .fSi'S- /i; THE  TRIBUNE:  NELSOK;-B.,C., FRIDAY, APRIL 12,,X90L  'A:AA0$m  BANK OF fflONTBBAL  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. Clousfon Qenoral Manager  NELSON BRANCH  Cornor Baker and Kootenay Streets.  A. H. BUCHANAN, Managor.  Branohes ln London (England) New York,  Chicago, and all the prinoipal cities In Canada.  Buy and sell Sterling Exchango and Cable  Transfors. ,  Grant Commercial and Travolora' Credits,  available In any part of the world.  Drafts Issued, Collections Made. Eto.  \       Savings Bank Branch  ���if CURRENT RATE OK INTKRBST PAID.  TORONTO STOCK EXCHANGE.  THURSDAY'S    QUOTATIONS.  stock. Asked.  B. O. Gold Fields $ 2;  Black Tail  11  Brandon & Golden Crown     8  Canadian Goldfields Syndicate... 7  Cariboo (McKinney)  38  Cariboo Hydraulic  1 So  Centre   -luir  1 00  Crow's Nodt Pusa Coal    85 00  California :     .... .*" 5*  Doer  Trail   Consoliuuted  2}  Kvening Star  ���>  GoldenStar  8  Fairview Corporation  31  Giant    .......*  'IV  G.'aii by   Smeiuor  5.1  .Hammond Reef V.  2  Iron Mask  37  Jim Blaine  9  Kuob Hill  as  Montreal & London.  n  Morning   Glory..:  !)  Morrison  .i  Mountain Lion  40  Noble Five  8  North Star.....  75  Nelson-Slocan....  ...... * 10J -'  Old  Ironsidec.'.       So  Olive  12  P<iyno .**,  10  Rambler-Cariboo Consolidated... 27  Ropublic  '2fiJ  Slncan Sovereign  0:}  Virtue....'........;  17  Victory-Triumph..; :....:*.-.:. 13  War EagleConsolidated  3S  W*torloo   ���- 2i  White Bear ;..... .:��,  Winnipeg  .  ���j .               oALES.  ;')00 Ropublic.:   Bid.  5 1  5  '���$  rs  1 41  Tii "  80 CO  X__  11  3  74  .��"  40  ?v  4  4��  3  (i  &-.  9  78  10  .'(2  21  25!  in  U  30  2  _.'  2C.V  THE CANADIAN  BANK OF COMMERCE  vriTn ���wnicn is amaixiamated  THE  BANK  OF  BRITISH COLUMBIA.  HEAD OFFICE:  TORONTO.  IMPERIAL BANK  Paid-up Capital.  Reserve Fund,  .     .     .      88 000.000  -   $2,000,000  AGCRECATE RESOURCES OVER 865,000,000.  Hon. Geo. A. Cox,  President.  Robt. Kllgour,         Vlce-Presidont.  London Office, CO Lombard Street. B. O.  New York  Office, 18   Exchange   Place.  nnd 03 Branches-in Canada and tho  United Statos.  EUROPEAN    AND   ASIATIC  News in Snort Paragraphs.  BERLIN, 11.���King Oeto of Bavaria has again s'uffeied from severe  hemorrhages of the kipneys and violent spasms.  POTSDAM, 11.���EmperorWilliam  at noon today unveiled the equestrian statue erected, in Honor of  emperor William I.  NICE, 11.���Lord Salisbury has not"  left   the  grounds   of   his  villa  at  Beaulieil since his arrival.    Several  members    of    his   family   arrived  today.  - LONDON, 11.���-At -the Croxton  park meeting today, the Granby  handicap of 100 sovereigns was won  by Orkney, ridden by Danny  Maher.  MELBOURNE, 12.���Tho .federal  cabinet at its lirst session today decided that it was unable to recurs--  mend the suggestion of Joseph  Chamberlain, the colonial secretary,  that Boer prisoners be sent to  Tasmania.    ��  COLOMBO," 11.���The TJ. S. cruiser  Buffalo has just arrived here. The  U. S. armored cruiser New Yurk is  expected soon. Tlie-Ophir with the  duke and duchess of Cornwall an'd  . York on board arrived here this  morning on the way to Australia.  "'7 LONDON, 11��� The Morning Post  today says it is rumored that.an  Alexandria (Egypt) firm of cotton  brokers have failed with liabilities  reported to   amount   to: i��250,000,  while it is said that the assets show  ���on paper a margin of ��80,000.  : STUTT6ART.5Il^B^rpm:Schott  Von Si.'hottensteini minister of .war.  for;!\Y.urtemburg, concerning whom  reports-of .resignation^ under . pres:.  sure and of suicide pending painful  disclosures wereriycirculated last  month, resigned his portfolio today.  COPE^HAUEN, ll!���The United  Steamship Company will start a  newsservice between, here and the  Danish West .Indies by way of  Holland, England, ariii the Uuited  States. This-'service will be inaugurated whether -the Danish West  Indies are,sold or not. ,  LONDON, 11.-When J.P.Morgan arrived in London he was met  at the railroad station by Joseph  Morgan, jr., his two children and a  number of reporters. To the latter  he declined to give any information.  "Let me alone, will you I" he said to  the group, hurried to his carriage,  and drove off with a grandchild on  each side.  TOULON, 11.���Iu behalf of the  king of Italy, the duke pf Genoa  this'morning distributed a numbar  of decorations to tbe French ministers, and naval, military, and civil  officials^ President Loubet distri-  bueed medals to.workmen who had  been 30 years in the same employ.  At noon president Loubet boarded  the Lepanto, the Italian flagship,  and lunched with the duke of .Genoa.  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT:  Interest allowod on. doposlta.   Present rate  threo por cent. v  GRANGE V. HOLT,  Manager Nelaon Branch.  by which the road will pass to the  control of the Northern Pacific and  Great Northern. All of the Burlington's stockholders will have an  opportunity of exchanging their  holdings from Sh bonds guaranteed  by the Northern Pacific and Great  Northern. A large proportion of  these stockholders have already  signified their willingness to accept  the Morgan-Hill offa-r, and as soon  as Mr. Morgan cables his approval  of the final details an official announcement of the terms of the  deal will be issued from the office of  J. P. Morgan ��fc Co.  Marked by an Unusual Incident.  . London, April 11.���The annual  meeting of the shareholders of the  Ciiuard .Line Steamship Company  today.was .marked, by an unusual  , incident. A shareholder demanded  that a committee of . important  shareholders be appointed to inquire into the policy and position  of the company, declaring that the  profits were made solely from  transport work, aud that another  war and more butchering would be  required to assure future dividends.  The motion was not adopted, but  the report recommending a 5 per  cent dividend and a 3 per cent  bonus was adopted.  Badly Wanted as a Witness.  London, April 11.���A tme bill  conspiracy to defeat justice has  been found ,-against Rev. canon  Richardson, rector of St. John's  church, -Loudon township. Mrs.  Richardson is an important witness  for the defence in the Sifton mur-.  der case, and the crown and the defence alike have been unable to  subpoena her, not knowing her  whereabouts. Canon'. Richardson  denies knowing her whereabouts.  The case has been postponed until  next assizes owing to the inability  of the defence . to -procure Mrs.  Richardson as a witness  HEAD  OFFICE. TORONTO.  Capital  Rest  S2.500.000  $1,726,000  H. S. HOWLAND President.  .13. K. WILKIE Uonoral Manager.  K. HAY Inspector.  SAVINC3   BANK   DEPARTMENT.  True ouhrknt hate of  interkst allowed.  Nelson Branch���Burns Block, 221 Baker  Street.  J. M. LAY, Manager.  copper mines. The Prospectors'Exchange, room  4, K-W-C Block.. Telephone 101.   Nelson, B.C.  Japan Tea of all kinds to suit  four taste. Sun Cured, Spider Leer, Pan Fired  in bulk or packages.   Kootenay Coffee Co.  Nelson    Employment     Agency,  Bakor stroet. J. H. Love. Phone No. 278. P.  O, box 165,v Help   of  all kinds furnished.  For fresh candies, fruits, nuts, &c,  cigars and tobaccos of the bent brands, call at the  Bon Ton Confectionery, Baker street, Miss A.  L. Khnkwifcz.  That fine blend of Ceylon Tea we  are 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, conn samples of oro and report to Tho Prospectors' Exchange, room 4, K-W-C Block. Telephone 104.   Nelson, B. C.  Western Canadian Employment  Office���Male and female help of all kinds furnished froe of charge. Victoria street, next door  to Publio Library.   Phone 270.   P. O. Box 711.  We   have   Indian,   Ceylon    and  China Teas in groat variety, choicest quality.  We make a specialty of blending teas and sell  them in any quantity at lowest rates, Kootenay  Coffee Co  Crooked Gamblers Aboard Ship,  Liverpool, April 11.���A gambling  scandal occurred on the steamer  Teutonic, which arrivod here from  New York this morning. Two first  cabin passengers were caught cheating at poker. They secured considerably over ��200, - but were  obliged to >make restitution. The  same men were discovered swindling  iu the pools of the ship's daily run,  and were, forced to give back a  check for ��50 which they had  gained in this manner. Upon the  Teutonic's arrival at Liverpool the  swindlers were allowed to proceed  with-a-warning.y- -r; -  =Plague=and=Smallpoxr  An Independent Line Gobbled.  New; York, April 11 ���The Commercial Advertiser says: "It is  authoritatively stated that the  M organ-Hill interests now Own  enough of the Chicago, Burlington  & Quincy stock to insure the successful conaumination of the deal  ... Pekin, April 11.���Robert M.  Mi/Wade, United States consul at  Canton, reports that 10,000 deaths  f -.oni-the plague have occurred here  during the past six weeks and that  there are thirteen cases of smallpox  on board the United States monitor  Monterey. Only one death has resulted on the Monterey and the  other cases of smallpox are progressing favorably. The meetings  of the foreign ministers at Pekin  have been postponed at the request  of: M.; Degiers, on account of the  Eister holidays.  Be Careful When on Vessels.  Chicago, April li.���Vessels cannot be held liable for the loss of life  on account of negligence, according  ito the decision of tbe United States  court of appeals in the Mary D.  Ayeronka case, there being no lien  against the vessel itself. Numerous  suits are pending around the lakes,  and under,the court's ruling it is  'expected that they will be dropped.  BUSINESS   MENTION.  For Sale or Rent.���Piano at the  Old Curiosity Shop.  .Wanted���At.once, one bodice and  two shirt hands.   Apply Mrs. Carr, Viotoria blk.  Two large, well-furnished rooms  to lot. 1 and 5 Macdonald block, corner Josephine and Vernon.   .    -���-,������*  :��� Store to rent in the Madden block,  fronting on Wa- d street. For particulars apply  to Thomas Madden.  To   let���Furnished   front rooms  over Vanstone's drug storo; $2.50 por woek. Also  six-room house to let.  A    first-class   expert    salesman  wants position In clothing store. A Guonther,-  1175 Baker Street, Nelson.  - A large, pleasant, furnished room  witli-all modern Improvements, northeast corner Lako and Cedar streets, Nelaon.  We  have buyers   for gold and  Wc bavo just opened up our spring  consign mont of wall papers which  comprise all tlio latest patterns for  ltHl As we do tho bulk of tho wail  papering business in NelFOn, wo know  tho patterns which commend "themselves mo*t readily. You will bo re-  papering in a few weeks. Call in now  and makp your so'ection while the assortment is complete.  F. J. BRADLEY & CO.  NELSON.      JOSEPHINE STREET  m  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  '���^���^C*ll$��*'^ ���*"'��"'I  ^���^'^'^^'-  Good Advice ...  Can be given, taken and used without  spoiling it. Just as good after using as  before; and it makes no difference how  many use it, it is good always. The best  advice we can give our customers in  the Kootenays is to send us their mail  orders, and be sure and see our new  Spring   lines   when  they  visit   Nelson.  *ii************t(:t  to  to  to  JACOB  DOVER  The  Jeweler  NELSON, B. C.  All watch repairing guaranteed,  as we'employ none but the best  workmen.  to  to  Mai! orders receive our prompt  and careful attention. Our prices  are always right.  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  J&  ���4fir *^^ '(^.00.00.00. . 00 *00.^.0.0. ���V>^*^^*j2&'1^&*^2& '.^Si �� '*^ ��_S^��� _^*> *_2Si*^2&> *-Sk*_}Sk ��_5i �� ^^�� ***K .^5B�� ^m*'^_9  ^^^^^ ^^^^^ 4^^^^ ^^^^^ 4A^ ^^^te ^^^^^ fl^^^ ^0^^9^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^r fl^^v ^fl^^Si^^^^ ^Bt^^^^^P *^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^v ^^^^^ ^^t^^ ^^^HP'"^^^ ^^^^^ ^^^^^ ^*^^l^ ^^^lp ^^9fe ^^^Iv'^^^H^ s^^^b l^K   t  P-'l  k FULL LINE OF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  -   local and ooast.  Flooring  looal and ooast.  Newel Posts  Stair Rail  Mouldings  Shingles-  Roug  Dressec  :h and  Lumber  of all kinds,  W WHAT TOU WANT IB NOT IS 8TOCK  WR WILL MAKE IT FOR VOU  CALL AND GfiT PRICKS,  j. A. Sayward  HALL AND LAKE BTBKKTS. NELSON  Hotel For Rent  First-class hotel* property, in  Nelson, for rent. Business gives  big returns. Por particulars  address P. O. Box 719, Nelson.  R.B. REILEY  (SUCCESSOR TO H. D. ASHCROFT)  BLACKSMITHS   AND   WOOD  WORK***  (EXPERT HORSESHOEING.'  THE  Mansfield Manufacturing Go.  nelson, b. c.  Builders and  Contractors  i  Having taken over the business of the West Kootenay Brlek &  Lime Company, Limited, of Nelson, I beg to ask for a continuance  of the patronage which you have heretofore extended them. . Hy  aim will be at all times to supply you with our products at lowest  possible prices. - Being in a position to manufacture goods in larger  quantities than before, we shall be able to supply the trade at a  lower figure.  It Is our intention to Install machinery to manufacture our  marble products, and next season we shall be in a position to supply  these products at reasonable rates.  We shall also Keep on hand a stock of Fire Brlek, Fire Clay,  Tiles and Cement.  Our Bricks and Lime.Rock have taken the First Prizes at the  Spokane Industrial Exposition ln 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,  for The Mansfield. Manufacturing Company.  Successors to  The West Kootenay Brick ���� Lime Co., Ltd  P. Burns & Co.  Wholesale and Retail  ^nbSo^b. o. Dealers in Meats  ���Markets at   Nelson^ jlM^and.^JTr^ _KMlo,^mirt^andon,  Silvertion^NjB^  ^Denver, Revei8tofe,-IPergu8on Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade City, Mid  way, and Vancouver.  Mail Orders Promptly Forwardeo  �� ��� ���"  West Kootenay Butcher Co.  ALL KINDS Of  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE AND RHTATL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  K. W. 0 BLOOK  WABD STREET  E. C. TRAVES, Manager  iKiiwHS ny matt. Rwnwivin OAwmsTrr. tvn onnupr ��'wwirrrn��>  ^rTrrtTTrtTiTtTTTriTlimirinntlTriTTTiTriiitturiTTTirTTTrirTiimnTrnliliiiirrllimmimimmiinilL  THE   PROSPECTORS   EXCHANGE  No. 4, K. Vf. C. Blook, NELSON, B. O.  Oold, Silver-Lead and Copper Mines wanted at the Bxohange.  Free-Milling* Gold Properties wanted at onoe for Eastern Investors.  Parties having mining property for salo are requested to Rend Ramplos of tholr oro to tho  Exchange for exhibition. We aeBlro to hear from all prospectors who have promising mineral  claims in British Columbia.  Prospectors and mining men are requested to mako the Kxchango their headquarters when  in Nelson. ���  All samples should bo sent by express, Prepaid.   Correspondence solicited.  Address all communications to  Telephone  104 ANDREW  F.  ROSENBERGER,  P. O. Box 700 Nelson, B. C.  , .iii iiutxuq ix tiiixLixij''���'������'''miii ijxii ii ii iiriiii^'mm riii ii mi-tirrnrriTiixTiJJLiuti^itiiijiiirrirrt  Speolal attention given to all kinds of repairing  anaonstom work from o'.-aide points. Heavy  KoltR mftrtn tn orrtnr nn ohnr< nohlnn.  CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF NELSON  PUBLIC MEETING.  In nccordanco with a petition prcsontod to mo  rcquo8tiii!tnie.toconvon��a meeting of he clil-  zonfl of velsnn for the purposo of dismissing and  consider ng the qti' stlon of the urgent necessity  for th* erctlon of a now Court House inthlscity,  I heroby conveno a Pu 'lio Meeting of the citizens  of-Nolsons to b�� held in the Ope a Houso on Friday next, th�� 12th' Aprl', instant, at 8:30 o'clock  p.m., to discuss and consider tho suhjoot referred  to In the said petition.    _  FKAMK FLETCHEa, Mayor.  Nelaon, B. C, April 10th. 1901.  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.  C.W. West & Co.  COAL!      WOOD!  W. P. TIERNEY,  Telephone No. 205     General Agent  Anthracite 810.75  Crow's Nest    G.15  Blalrmoro  ........   6.7*5  3DBLI-V-ElJBB3r>  AGHNTS  IMPERIAL OIL COMPANY. Ltd,  No order oan be accepted unless iiooompanlod  by cash.  Offloe:   Oorner of Hall  and Baker StrMta.  TELEPHONE 33,  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 poiui.s enst of tne Kootonay River will  be required to furnish thb inspector or ofllcor in  charue of the carrying out O'.the-oe regulations  with a ceri iflcate from the health officer of tho  city or town from which ho or she has left, containing tho fallowing particular*:  1. (ai That he or sho has not been in any place  or building infect d wlrh smallpox.  (b) That ho or ��� he has not lived in any place  or building which lies dangorously near any infected buildinwc or district.  (c) Tliat he or sho has been successfully vaccinated sinco January, 1901.  2. If the inspoctor b> lleves that any person is  incited, or that his or her clothing or other  effect* contain infection tbo inspector shall detain such person and li is or her clothing and effects  as aforesaid, until theporiod ol incubation is ovor,  and suoh porson and his or her clothing and other  effects shall bo at onco disinfected.  3. 'f do only suspects that any porson on board,  or tho olfocts of any such person have been exposed tn infection, ho shall notify the medical  health officer of tho locality to which tho person  i- going to meet tho train or boat, and to keop tho  person thereafter under ob-orvation.  4. In the event of ��ny passongo- bringing any  baggage (hand or otherwise) or whether the samo  shall bo forwarded, by oxpress, tlio fo'lowi-k  certificate may also be required from tho boaltii  ofilcer o the town or city aforesaid:  (a) Tliat tho said- bagungo (hero give a full  description of said baggago so that there can be  uo quc-tion a�� to identitlc-ition) has not boen in  any placo or building infectoa with smallpox.  (b) That the said baggago has not been st orod  or used in any place or building which Hob d -u-  gorou-ly near to any infected building or district. - x....-:.y..,.::.  5. All railway and.steamboat,companies must  strictly adhoru to tho following regulations:  (a) All mall and haggage from poin s abovo  men toned destined for the City' of .Nelson, on or  beforo 'caving the last point of call on Kootenay  Rivor.muBt Furnish the Inspeotor.or ofllcor in  chargo of tho carrying out of these regulation*,  with a certificate from the health officer of such  points where fumigation takos place that flamo '  has been done."  (b) All cars or steamboats on which havo  .open discovered infeo'ed persons, bagguge or  mail will not ro permitted to again convey na--  sengcrs. baggago. etc., into tho City of Velson  until di infected and fumigated to tho sa'isv  faction of tho medical health ofilcer of this city.  (c) No Indians shall bo allowed to land in tho  City of N"ls hi under any''onditii-ns.  This proclamation goes into effect immediately.  FRANK FLKTCHER.  Mayor of the City of Nolson.  D. LABAU,  "     Medical Health Ofllcor.  Nelson, B. C, March 2nd. IH01.  CLASSES   OF   INSTRUCTION   FOR   PROSPECTORS AND OTHERS. '  NOTICE is horoby given tliat classes of iuPtrno  tion for pro-pectors, miners and o liors interested in mining are being held in Rowland, Ii.  C, iindei the control of the Rossland School of  Mines, assi-tcd by a graLt from tho Provincial  Government.  The Instructors A'e J. M. McGregor. D._A._Sc,  iPrirs^KSaiHrKr'r^Ha-uiiainrBr"A_s-o;       ~~-~-  The cotirie extends over the months of Janu-  arj, February, March and April, ��nd ctmsisis of  a series of lectures and classes on five evenings of  each week  ho comse covers:���  Ciikmistky.���A short course of loctures preparatory to the course in mineralogy and blow-  piping.  ��� MiXKRAi.onr and Hi.owpii'i.vo ��� Lectures on  tho elements of mineralogy Illustrated by hand  specimens and a courso   f blowplplng.  Gnoi.oo v.���Lectures on clotiiontH of geology as  Illustrated from the geology ot Itritish Columbia,  and the modo of occtim-nce of oro deposits, vein  formation, fissures, fauns, etc., and field  mot hodh  ritoKI'ECTINO ANI> Wl.VNINO OK �� IRKS.��� TllO ap-  plicati- n of theprincip o- ul'iiiincrulog.\, geology,  and mcchanicH in tho discovery and winning of  valuable minerals, and tlio mclhud-i and appli-  a> cl-s in use to opon up the deposits, and the various methods of or" treatment.  Mkciia.vics.���The elementary prlnnlplos of mechanics und their application to mltiiig, doa ing  ���Mill strength of iron, steel und timber, und machinery.  Drawing.���Tho elomonU of drawl- g, such ai  will onablo llio studont to make serviccAblo  skiitchea in the field, tno free-hand sketching of  tnachi cry, and the principles of roading maps  and plauu and survos.  There will bn a small rnfo'enco library.  RICHARD McUKIDE,  Minister of Minos.  NOTICE.  Town Lots, New Denver.  Notice is neroby given that, in pursuanco of  th- notification published by thin Department,  and dated 22nd Juno, 1890, under section 33 of the  "Land Act," agreooiems for the sale of Lots in  tho Town of Mew Denver, whioh were purchased  from the Government at public auction ou 20th  July, 1892. and upon wnioh i he balance of purchase money ana intorest is nor. fully paid up by  tho 30th of April noxt, will bo cancellod and all  moneys paid thoroin will be forfoited.  W. C. WELLS,  Chief Commission of Lauds and Works,  Lands and Works Department,  Victoria, B. C, 21st Marco, 1901.  DISSOLUTION   OF  PARTNERSHIP.  Nolico Is horeby given that tho partnership  heretofore existing betweon Lewis Noll ana  Wesln* E. Cox, carrying on business as ho el-  keepers in the pr-mlsos known as 'he Porto Kico  hotol at Po to Rico Siding, B. C, under tho Arm  name of Noll & Cox, has this day "-oen dissolved  by mutual consent. For tho futuro the Po'to  Kico hotel ��111 bo oonduoted ��y i owls Noll, who  will assume all liabilities of the lato firm and to  whom all accounts owing said Arm a'c herewith  payablo. LOUIS NOLL,  WKSLRY K. COX,  Witness: Robt Rknwick.  N��Uan,Msojl��26Ui, 1901.  TRADES   UNIONS.  ���M-ELSON . SOCIALISTIC EDUCATION L  ���*-' CLUB meets every Sunday at 3 o'clock p.m.  in the Miners' Union Hall. -."A cordial invitation  Is extended to everj one to coino and tako part  In discussions.   John Koborts, secretary.  T AUNnRY WoWkeRS' UNION OF NELSON  *-* N��. 8591, A F. of L.���Moots in Miners' Union  Hall, C. .P." K.- lock, corner of-Baker'and Stani  ley streotH, o-fourt" Friday in every month at  7:30 p.m. sharp.-, visiting memb rs of A'nerican  Federation cordially Invited to attend. C. Fredrick, president;.A. Wi'MeFee, secretary. ",  M-KLSON MINERS''llNION NO. 96, W. IC. if  *���' M.���Moot* in miners' union rooms, northwest cornor of Bakor and Stanley streets, overy  Saturday evening at H o'clock-- Visiting mem  bers welcome. M.R. Mowatt, President. Jamo  Wilkes, Secretary. Union Scale op W.iokb  for Nelson District���Per shift, machine  men, $3.50: hammcrsmen miners, $3.25; muckers,  cannon, shovelers and othor underground laborers, $300.  TRADES AND LABOR COUNCIL.���The regular meetings of tho Velson Trades and Labor  Counoil will be held in tho miners' union hall,  corner Baker and -tanlcy streets, on tho first *nrt  third Thiir��iai of caob month, -1 8 p, m.~ C. J.,  Clayton, Prosident; A. T. Curlst. Secretary.     ���*���  THE regular meetings of tho Carpenters' Union  are held on Wednesday evening of eaoh  woek, at 7 o'clock, in tho Minors' Union rooms  corner of Baker and Stanley stroets. Charles  Clayton,  President.   Juhn MeLeod, Sscretai-;.  BARBERS' UNION.���Nelson Union,-No. 190. of  the International Journeymen Barbor s On  ion of America; meetSTevery flrst aiid third Mon.  day of each month in Minor's Union Hall, at ('.TO  sharp: ,Visiting brothers cordially InviU-d w>  attend. R.'.McMahon,;,p"��sidnnt:.J. H.-Mathf.  Hon. Kccrctary-trooaurer; J.C.'Gardnor,recording  secretary, v-.:.. ~y. '7���: '^^X^   x��.:~:-rxi.x7'?'X  LABORERS' UNION.���Nelson Laborers' Pro  tective Union. No. 8121, A. F of L.,' meets in  Miners' Union t hall, C. P.R. block,'corner of  Baker and Stanley streots, overy Monday ovonlnK  at 7:30 p.m: sharp. Visiting members of the American Federation cordially invited torattend.  A. J. Curio, Prosident. 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 Rf'tiers' Union ball at. 7:30 sharp.   GoorgOyKacti t.  President; Henry Bennett Secretary  GIOKS" AMD WAITm;RS' UNION ���Regular  meetings ��� every Tue-day, evening at H-'Mi  o clock, in Miners'Union Hall, corner of Baker  and Stanley streets.- Visting brethren cordially  Invi'nd. Chris Loft, president; H. Smelser, flji-  ancial and recording secretary.  LASTKRRRS'  UNION-Tho O. P. I. A. No.  172, meets,every Monday evening in  the  Elliot block, cornor Baker and Stanley streets, at  S o'clock. J J. '-T):! Mnwai-.*'��� orfloldanli:.-William  Vice, secretary, P. O. Box RIG.  V  FRATERNAL   8QCIETIEB  NELSON LODGE. NO. IB, A. K. * A M'  Moots eecond Wednesday,In eaeb mil th1  Sojourning brethren lnvlied. /  OOTi-'N*Y   TENT  NO.  7,   K. O, T. M.~  Hold their regular meetings on tho first and  K  third Thursdajs of each nioiith. Visiting Sir  Knights are cordially Invited to attend. ��� 0. A.  Rrown, R. K.; A. W. Purdy, Com.; R. J, Steel.  DSC           EXAMINATION   FOR  ASSAYERS FOR  LICENSE TO PRACTICE IN BRITISH  COLUMBIA.  IN ACCORDANCE with section 12 of tho "Bureau of Mints Act." exami ation-i for efficiency In ihe practice if assaying will bo h Id nt  Nolson, B O , on tho 15th day of April, 1901, and  following davs.  Entrance fortho examination must be made in  writing to the Secretary of tho Board of Kxam-  inors at least ten days beforo tho dato set for beginning o' examination, and must be accompanied by* tho prescribed feo ($10).  Anv additional Information desired may bo obtained from H. rarmlchael. Secretary, Board ot  Examiners, Victoria   i  RICHARD McBRIDE.  Minister of Mines.  Department of Mines,  Victoria, B. C, 12th March, 1901.  $!___  NOTIOE.  Courtsof Assize. NisiPrius.OverandTerminer  and General Guol Delivery will oo holden in tbH  Court HoiiBoai 11 o'olock in the forenoon, at tUu  places and on tbe dates lollowlne, nanioiy :  City of Nanaimo, on tho 23rd day of April, 1901.  Cityof Now Wostmlnster,onitho 23rd day ol-  April, 1901.  City of Velson, on'tho 7th dav of May. 1001.  City of Rovclstoko, on tho 7th day of Mar, 1901.  City of Vornon, on the 15th day of May, 1901.  City of Kamloops, on tho 23rd day of May, 1901.  City of Vancouver, on tho 21st day of May, 1901.  City of Viotoria, on tho 28'h day of May, ifcOl.  Town of Cllnto". on th- 28th day of May. 1"01  By Command.  J. D. PRENTICE.  Provincial Secretary*  Provlnolal Secretary's Offlca,  *ptthAUroh.lfl3L  - :%',<;���;  7;s8-  F&i  ��� -m  "y*& I  l ."ZXkl  ' "A I  U.^  NEI.Sn.V "OYAL ARCH < HAPTKRNo. 1C3  G. R. C���Mec s third Wednesday. Sojouin-  ing-cnmpnnionslnvitcd^GeorgonlohnstonojZ.rKT���  \S. Mntthcws, S. E.  EL90N AKRIE, No. 22. F. O. K.-Mootsecond  and fourth Wednesday of each month, at  Fraternity  Ha'l.    Oeorgo  Bartlett,  president  John V. Morrisun, secretary.  KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS- Nelson Lodge, No  25. Knights of Pythias, meets In I. O. O. V.  Hall, oornor Bakor and Kootenay streets, ever.'  Tuesday evening at 8 o'olock. visiting Knlahts  wtiftllT Invited tr> attend. H. M. VincontC. C.  A. T Park, K. of R. & S.  ���?; X0'-x  THE TfttBtTNE:  1>TELS0^, B C, FBIDAY, ABRIL 12, 19.01  i��<  v -  ���^  ���Pr-    ''  It' ���  o&^'w?  ��-.  h*>-  v ,;  .  Having decided to devote my whole attention  to the manufacture of Tents, Awnings, and all  lines of manufactured canvas goods, and to  retire from the Clothing, Gents' Furnishings  Boots and Shoe business, I will, commencing  Thursday, April llth  offer my entire stock at Eastern Wholesale  Prices until it is disposed of. This is a Genuine  Clearing Sale. The following will give you an  idea of the prices at which.I  intend to clear:  Bargains in Men's Clothing  Men's Serge and Worsted Suits, regular $16:00  suits'for $9.00; Men's Canadian and Scotch  Tweed Suits, regular $12.00 suits for $7.50;  Men's <">dd Pants in Tweeds, Serges, Worsteds  from $1.25 up; Overcoats in great- variety,  Spring and Fall Beavers, Worsteds, Tweeds  and Whipcorps at half the regular prices;  Overalls and Jumpers, regular $1.00, for 80c.  Cuts in Gents' Furnishings  White Shirts, $1 00 and $1.25 shirts at 60 and  60c; Blue Flannel and Serge Shirts, regular n  $1.75 and $2.00 for $1 00; Light and Dark  Flannel Shirts from 40c to $1.25. regular at  $1.00 to $2.50; Black Sateen Shirts, regular  $1.50, for 75c; Regatta Shirts from 50c up;  Sox, regular 25c per pair, now 6 pair for $1.00;  large and varied collection o< Collars and Ties;  Blankets from $1 50 per pair up; All Rubber  Goods at cost; Men's Fine Box Calf, Black  and Tan Shoes, regular $5, for $3:75, $3:00,  and $3:25; Miners' Heavy Shoes, from $1:50  up ; Hats, all qualities, shapes, colors and sizes  to choose from, $5:00 Hats for $3:00. Other  prices in proportion.  THEO   MADSON  Assayers Supplies  We carry in- stock a full line of Assayers' and Chemists'  Supplies. The quality of our goods cannot be excelled  and  our prices are  rp.asnnahlp.^���. ��� rrs  We are British Columbia Agents for-  SURROUNDED NIGHT AND DAY  BY  A   BODYGUARD   OF   CHOSEN  ADHERENTS. .  THE DENVER FIRE CLAY CO.'S GOODS  WM. AINSWORTH & SON'S BALANCES  SMITH <Sc THOMPSON'S BALANCES  BRUNSTON'S POCKET TRANSITS  W. F. TEETZEL & CO.  VIOTORIA   BLOCK  NELSON,   B. O.  NELSON CLOTHING HOUSE  NO.   219  BAKER   STREET,   NELSON.  ���V^-A-IETTIEID  One thousand men to purchase  R��*dy Maae Cloihirg or all descriptions Our stock comprises  a good assortment of tt>e nobbest  and 'lp-to-'ateclothingto be found  in the Province.   Among our lines  will be found the following articles: Gents' clothing, hats, caps,  boots, shoes, underclothing and  shirts of all shades and sizes, collars, cuffs, neckties, handkerchiefs anonuroerous other articles  J. A. Gilker, Proprietor  Soldiers Who  Surrender in the Presence of the Enemy Will Be  Courtmartialed.  MURALO  MURALO  As housecleamng 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 Co.  London, April 11.���A news  agency this afternoon publishes a  dispatch from Cape Town confirming a dispatch on the same subject  cabledtothe-Associated-Press-yes-=  terday, which says that general  Dewet is so distracted by the hopelessness of his cause that he can be  fully described as insane. He goes  in fear of his life .amidst his own  troops and keeps himself surrounded  night and day by a bodyguard of  chosen adherents. But from his  Own ranks voices are now frequently heard calling imperatively for  peace. ,  The war office has issued the fol-  lowiug"special' regarding surrendt-rn  in the field: "Any officer or soldier  who when in the presence of the  enemy displays a white flag or  other token of surrepder will be'  tried by general courtjinartial."  No.;' further -news has "been received regarding the reported re-  pumptionof peace negotiations in  South Africa, but the fact that the  censor allowed the report to pass  and the fact that the government  I as not issued a denial are held to  prove that negotiations of some  sort are in progress.  The casualty list issued yesterday  reported the fact that lord Methuen  was discharged from the hospital  last week, this being the Qr:>t notification that he luul been ill.  There is no information from  South Africa beyond the fact that  the British have evacuated Hoop-  stadfc, which the Daily Mail observes 'Seems to show that lord  Kitchener's force is none too  strong."  Tt ia" announced from Brussels  that the Dutch Transvaal committee has handed to Mr. Kruger a  check for 1,000.000 florins collected  in Holland for the a^i^taiioo of the  Boers. It appears that Sir. Kruger's entourage assert that the  route from Leydsdoran to Koutpas-  bergiis heavily fortified and able to  resist the British for a long time.  Big Telephone Combination.  Baltimore, Apt il 11.���Pinal steps  were taken tod-iy in the big telephone . consolidation scheme engineered by the syndicate headed  by George R. Webb of this city.  At the meeting of the directors of  the United Telegraph & Telephone  Company today the following  properties were acquired : Maryland Telephone & Telegraph  Company, capital stock $1,000,000 ;  Pittsburg Sc Alleghany Telephone  Companj'-, capital stock $1,509,000 ;  West Pennsylvania Loug Distance  Telephone Company, capital stock  $1,000,000; Home Telephone &  Eiectric Company, capital stock  $200,000; Alleghany County Telephone Com pan y, capital stock  $200,000; Hartford County Telephone Company, capitul stock $10,-  000. In all about 500,000 phones  cither in actual operation or under  contract awaiting installation v will  go into the conihin��:ion.  Booming the Buffalo Exposition,  Buffalo, April 11.���William  Hutchinson of Ottawa, tho commissioner of.theDdmi..ion of Canada  to the Pan-American Exposition,  arrived in-the city this morning,  accompanied by H., C. McBride of  London, the architect of the  Canadian building. They will inspect the Dominion sti ucture, which  is in au advanced stago of erection  and is expected to be completed  eaily in May'. They speak iu  enthusiastic terms of the prospects  of the exposiiion.  Wrecked'Steamer-Sold,  Victoria, April 11. ���- Tiie wrecked  collier Williarnette, which went  ashore near Union on March 20ch,  was sold by auction today at the  scene of the wreck. She ������vaq purchased by Moran Brothers of Seattle  for $30,000; arid 900,tons of coal remaining in h-r whs sold to the same  purchasers for $195.  Railroad Accident in Colorado,  . Pueblo, April 11.~The Atlantic  limited, northbound on the Denver  & Rio Grande railway which left  here at 12:30 p m , collided at E len,  seven miles north of here, with a,  southbound train. Three trainmen  were severely, injured. So far as  known none of the passengers were  injured.        Rich Quart2 Struck on the Skoena.   HI.    IB^T  TELEPHONE 27  <fe   OO  PAINTS, OILS AND GLASS.  GAHDEN  TOOLS.  REFRIGERATORS  POULTRY NETTING  Store, Corner Baker and Josephine Stieet  RUBBER AND COTTON HOSE.  Sole   Agents   for   Giant   Powder   Company    and   Truax   Automatic   Ore   Cars.  jsriELsoiisr  STORES   AT  S^IfcTIDOlsr  House Furnishings  RASS  Mounted White Enamel Beds  $7.00  Cornice Poles Complete       76c  Extension Rods  35c  Tables 3 00  Foot Center Tables    ..         3.50  Sets for Cornice Poles      20c  L  Swing Poles, Complete  $2.00  Cornice Poles,any length, per foot , . . :* "..     04c  Angle Joints) per foot       ..     ..    ~.     ..'"..'���"'     50c  Cottage Rods, per foot ..,..'      40c  All of which we want to exchange^ for your GOLD  Victoria, April 11.���News was  brought by tho steamer Boscowirz  that a strikw of rich quartz; had  been made nem- Kitzlass cauyon on  the Skeena. Quartz has been struck  there going, about $1000 to ton.  CITY. LOOAL NEWS  There were-*'two*'drunks before  tho presiding . magistrate at the  police court yesterday morning.  They were each fin^d $5 and costs.  A certificate.of work whs y��.��tijr-  clny recorded in favor of T. J. Sims,  on the Ln-ky May mineral claim on  Morning mountain.  Frank O-ler and a party "of investors, were up at Crawford Bay  on Wednesday'^looking over' some  good, properties-rin. tbe neighborhood of the Bluebird... , If the rock  assays well, a deal will be made.  The board of public works are  called together'-for .10  o'clock  this^  D. J. ROBERTSON & CO.  NELSON  SANDON  morning, ard the finance committee i  for 8 o'clock this evening.  Prom Trout Lake.  J. Lang.staff of the Trout Lake  Topic came iu. last night. Tho main  topic of Trout Lake is railway construction, and as soon as work starts  in earnest, a lively time is expected.  Mr. Laugstaff gives a very encouraging account of the mining  operations in the district, and says  that as soon as facilities are afforded  for getting the ore to market mining  operations will be brisk: A number  of rich properties are awaiting the  advent of the railway, when they  will become regular shippers.  PERSONAL.  To loan on imp-oved propery.    Straight  mortgage at 8 per cent.  No monthly loan or no fines.   The only agent in'-the ci'y that  can give the borrower his money when he wants' it.  IDS  ALL KINDS OF FLOWER, VEGETABLE AND  GARDEN SEEDS  Houston BlocV.  Telephone 181.  Pa O. Box 178.  JOHN A. IRVING & CO.  BAKER, STREET.  PHONE 251.  HUGH R   CAMERON  RQSSUAND    EING!lNEi��RirNa   WORKS  CUNLIFPE   &   McMItLAN  Founders and   Machinists, Specialty of  Ore  Gars, (lre-BIn   Doors  and Ceneral Mining Maohlnery.  List of sei-iOnd-hand machlnory on hand, which hac bean thoroughly overhauled and is an good  .as. now:  1 2--H. P. Locomotive-typo boiler, with cnitirio attached and all fittings, ready to turn on steam.  1 bj"x8" Double-Cylinder Friction Drain-Hoist, builtby Iugorsoll Co.  1 Sinking-Jiamp, No_ 5. Cameron. Now York".  1 Sinking Pump, 10"x*5"xl3'77 outside packed pruri^or patlti'rn. '        ���'      --������*  Watch thin od.ertl emont for further lists, or wuto us before you buy for complete list).   Wo  may have just what you wint.  Agents for Northoy Pumps.   Stock carried.  P.  O.  BOX 198. THIRD AVENUE,  ROSSLAND.  -W. P. Teetzfl left last night for  53 "olc��nn. going by way of the C. P It. to Voss-  land, thence by Jim Hill's -'cripple" to Spokane.  H.J Scotr ha* goneback to Victoria i-ntt-ll-d that ho can get m re out of* a  ���squa'o foo1-"f nsirie ^e son' real estate thin out  of nn aero of Victor arjalty,  .Rtihert;  Irving, -manager  of the;  Kiolcnaj Hioani Navigation Company, ispaying  ^ul-on a visit.      '         ,'*"'"'  P. L Christie, Sandon, and H. M.  Billings, Saline, registered at tho Phair last  tiifjlic.  At the Madden House yesterday  buioi e lato an iv-.ls were J. Torren* of Phoenix,  and M. Bonner and M. Gill of Rossland.  Frank Mortimer, Denver, and  John Rowe, Portage la Prairie, wero among tho  late arriv 1 ��� at the Tremont, last night.  At the Queen's yesterday there  ivflro repis'ercd Mrs. J. Harper, -Moyie, Mrs.  T'odington,  uriwiord Bay, and   D.' Stophoiie,  Na< u*u ' :.  FURNISHED   HOUSES  ������   ������  FRESH  VEGETABLES  are still in the market. We  have some of lhe nicest  cabbage, carrots, and parsnips that we have ever  hanoled. Also a complete  stock of green vegetables  arrive daily, consisting of  lettuce, onions, asparagus,  spinach, rhubarb, and rijie  tomatoes. ..,���.�����  AVe hnvo several, good furnished houses to lot  -for-the- summer months.  H.  &   M.   BIRD  uno^KN inu. nr.ocK*.  KIRKPATRICK & WILSON  The LEAD'NG   GROCERS  Telephone 10  K-W-C Block, Baker Street  STRAGHAN  BROTHERS  PLUMBERS.  All  PLUMBING  plumbing is not alike. . See our. goods.  Same price as other dealers and  20 per cent Better.  NELSON. B.0  OPPOSITE! POSTOFFICE  NELSON BUSINESS COLLEGE  SPRING  TERM  BECINS APRIL  1st.  Bookkeeping, shorthand and typewriting  thoroughly taught Do not min tb*ta of>��ortiin'ty  of acquit iiirf a business education. ��� Noco address.  COBKER WARD AND BAKER 0TREETS 1  THOMPSON & DOUGLAS  Victoria Street.  PAINTERS  Decorators and  Paper Hangars.


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