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Array ������;'X:iX&*7-PX#��:W^?$*~mti.  Mineral Produotiori of British Columbia in 1900  $16,407,645  Mineral Production of Kooteqay iq 1800  $10,562,032  5��!feS  iii  T"T!i^^?J^  :^l  NINTH YEAR  NELSON, B. C, FKIDAY MORNING,  APRIL 19,  1901  PRICE FIVE CENTS  EXPORT AM  IMPORT DUTIES  Now Face the People of Free  Trade England.  ONE CENT A POUND ON SUGAR  COAL IN THE FUTURE  AN EXPORT DUTY.  South African War to Sate Has Cost  Britain Double That of the Crimean Campaign.  London, April;. 18;��� The chancellor of the exchequer, sir Michael  Hicks-Beach rose in the house today  ��� at*'."4:10 p. iri., amidst rounds of  cheers, aud commenced his budget  statement. His opening sentence  was not promising : "During the  last five years," said the chancellor  of the exchequer, "we have been invariably able to congratulate the  house on a general increase in the  prosperity of the 'country, but the  year 1900, especially the last six  months, shows symptoms of a  change. Our foreign trade during  the year considerably increased, but  in Values rather than in volume.  This has been mainly derived from  the high price of certain articles,  notably coal, from which the receipts showed a surplus of ��2,077,0U0  over last year. But for this his estimates would not have:been realized.  Sir Michael . Hicks-Beach, in  reviewing the .various items  of.   ' revenue,'    - mentipned ,. that  " tlie'Vfevemie   " from "' beer'"   "was"  �����10,000,000 io&s than the  estimate.  -."That decrease," said the chancellor  of the exchequer, "is probably  attributable to the fact that very  many beer drinkers' are in South  Africa, and also to the ' decrease in  the spending power of the people,  owing to the price of coal. Experience, however, has shown that  we have practically reached* the  limit iu tlie profitable taxation of  spirits.", The receipts from the  death duties were ��1,500,000 below  those of the preceding year, but he  had expectations for next year.  The prolongation of the war and  the absence of ^business ou the  stock exchange were responsible for  the unsatisfactory yield from  stamps.:   In noting that the yield  ���from the income tax was ��1,150,000  abovethe estimate, the chancellor  -remarkedjthat iuAvyelye^years_the.  income on which taxation had been  paid had been increased by not less  than ��120,000,000, a fact that he  hoped the house would remember  -when* he reached a latter portion of  his speech. , .   -  The deficit of the past year, ��53,-  207,000, showed that the government had paid ��15,413,000 out of the  current revenue for the cost of the  South African war. The total  amount provided by the state last  year aggregated the enormous sum  ���of ��19S,310,000. "As to the national debt," said the chancellor,  "it stands in painful contrast with  last year. But the funded debt had  decreased by ��1,425,000. On April  1st the national debt stood at  ��t5>870;0:00,000, au increase of ��55,-  000,000 7 oii account of the war."  Turning to the present year, the  chancellor said that the total estimated expenditure was ��187,600,-  000. On the existing \ basis  it was estimated the revenue  would be ��51,876,050, leaving  a deficit, of about ��55,000,-  000. "How is the deficit to be  met?" asked sir Michael. "I will  never be responsible for the fatal  policy of -paying the whole cost of  the war out of loans without putting a reasonable amount on the  taxpayers of the day. The real  difficulty, however, is not so much  the cost of the war in South Africa,  as the operations in China, as they  will increase our ordinary expenditure, even if the war comes to an  end within three or four months  (This statement caused cheering  from the Irish members), or sooner  than the honorable members suppose.  '   "Our ordinary expenditure will  not permit of additional taxes at  present.       It   therefore    becomes  necessary to put our expenditure  on a broader bosis.   The house haa  reached a point when it is necessary to widen the scope of taxation,  but  direct   taxpayers   must  bear  their share of the burden.    I propose that two pence shall be added  to the income tax, making one shilling and two pence on. the pound.  The extra two pence will  realize  ��3,800,000.   There will be  no addition to the wine, beer, spirits or  tobacco duties.    I am not disposed  to impose a customs duty on manufactured   imported goods,' as suggested by sir Howard Vincent. The  average consumption of sugar is 56  pounds per head.    Sugar ��� is  taxed  every    other    community   in  j/>tnd is taxed in the United  Stg^aij^In this country taxes re-  mailjVJfon sugar long after the institution of free trade.     The effect  of my proposals upon" the  price of  sugar is doubtful, as the price of  sugar is  governed by the bounty  system.   The great bulk of imports  of sugar comes from bounty-giving  countries.   The bounty  system is  that a country gives a bounty on  the   average  production of sugar  within its borders, and at the same  time   does   its    best t to    restrict  competition' by    its'    own   people   by     every   possible     means.  The result is that there is ah enormous surplus which has -to ��� find a  foreign market, and ��� this country,  under the present'eircumstances, is  the only, market,   therefore * it is  quite conservative,"unless, of course,  the bounty-giving countries reduce  the area of their sugar products, or  lower their own duties on sugar for  the   benefit  of their own  people,  both of which actions would mean  the abolition of the bounty system,  that the result of the tax, although  at first the price, might rise and,  consumption   consequently be  reduced, would be that there would  be such an inflow into the country  of bounty fed sugar, unable to go  elsewhere, that the price might  be  brought down.     Again,  I. do'not  believe the duty will injure persons  ���using sugar to anything like the  extent feared.    Of course provision  Would   be.���_macl<t, -fpr_-imposing- ,a,  duty oh manufactured articles from"  foreign countries coming.in competition with the home article. I have  endeavored tb reconcile the conflicting   interests.     Nothing must be  done to protect the British refiner  to the disadvantage of the British  consumer.    On the other hand fair  play must be given to the British  refiner as compared with his continental trade.   I propose a duty on  refined sugar of four shillings : and  two pence a hundred  weight.   A  half  penny   per pound would be  four shillings and eight pence, so a  margin of six pence is left to cover  the customs, etc.  "There is therefore no reason why  a tax of four shillings and two  pence should increase the present  price more than a half penny per  pound." The graduated scale of taxation would be as follows: refined  jiUgar,=w;hich=is=polarized=at^98^and=  upwards, and which represents two-  thirds of.the total imports, would  pay the full tax: This will diminish  to a minimum of two shillings per  hundred weight on raw sugar polarized at 76. This scale is only tentative, and I am perfectly willing to  listen to'criticism and the benefit of  experience and better knowledge.  Molasses, in which are included the grocery syrups,  consumed very largely by the*  poor, pay two shillings per hundredweight, and glucose, of which  a great deal has been heard lately,  and is used in the manufacture of  jams and aerated waters, will have  to bear a tax of one shilling and  eight pence. I anticipate a yield  of ��5,100,000 from this tax. The  "West Indies will not be exempt.  "My next proposal is a novel one,  unknown in this country for forty-  five years.. It is anv export duty of  a shilling a ton on coal. In aiming  to secure a revenue from coal 1 am  not. sacrificing traded The imposition of a shilling, which is infinitely less ��� than the fluctuations in  price, will do no injury to. the trade,  even supposing the export of coal  is checked. I am not sure that even  that result will be an evil. From  this source I expect ��2,100,00, making an aggregate ' of. ��15,000,000  from new taxation. My final balance will, be from taxation, a revenue of ��122,200,000, from non-  taxation'��21,055,000, a total of  . ��143,255,000 pounds. I propose to  reduce the expenditure, by again  suspending the sinking fund, to  ��182,902,000. This shows a deficit  of ��39,707,000 to which must be  added ��1,259,000 for the fresh  debt I have to borrow. I  must  ask the house to give   me  borrowing powers considerably niu  excess of this deficit of ��41,000,000.  In order to finance the exchequer  I ask to borrow ��60,000,000 by  means of consols. For obtaining  contributions from the Transvaal,  sir David Barbour's reports are not  encouraging at present. I think  the house will see that the war has  brought the- country to the verge  of ruin (Opposition cheers greeted  this remark). This cannot longer  be considered. The small war has  cost ��151,000,000, double the cost  of the Crimean war. There was  ��67,000,000 of the unfunded debt  redeemable within the next ten  years. I-have tried to put before the  house a true accouut of the finances  at the present time and immediate  future. I have not laid proposals  before the house with ' a view of  getting transient popularity, but I  have endeavored to establish a  principle of contribution by the  whole community to the burdens of  the state."  Sir Michael Hicks-Beach concluded at 6.40 p. m. amidst loud applause, having spoken two hours  and twenty-six minutes.  Sir William Vernon Harcourt  complimented the chancellor of the  exchequer on the adility he had  shown, declaring that his speech  was characteristed by honesty and  equality, which was very much  lacking in the conduct of the war  in telling the house the whole truth  in regard to the position.  The budget,continued sirWilliam,  was but a chapter in the disastrous  accidents of the war. It was proposed to borrow altogether ��127,-  000,000 more, four times as much as  was borrowed1 for the Crimean war.  "We are living in an age of newspaper finance," said sir William,  "and of increased expenditures.  ��� We cannot goon without involving ��� this country in financial ruin.  Does anybody believe that this increase of expenditures is not to go  on?"; Sir William agreed that England'was not as strong" now as she  was at the close of the French war,  , and declared in conclusion that it  was the most disastrous statement  -that the exchequer had made.  .,_.- Afierthe jpeech^���the.cb.ancellor..  of the exchequer'in the house o'f-  commons, John Redmond, the  Nationalist leader, asked what interest Ireland had in the war, and  such au extraordinary disastrous  and disgraceful financial situation.  He protested against fresh taxation,  which he said imposed great injustice upon Ireland that already,  as admitted by the government  commission in 1893, was greatly  overtaxed. He severelyt attacked  Joseph Chamberlain on the war  policy.'  Replying to criticisms, sir Michael  Hicks-Beach said there were valuable assets in the Transvaal, but  that it was impossible to say wha,t^  the contribution for war in the*  present state of that country  would be.  Mr. Balfour said it was necessary  to pass the resolutions, whereupon  .the^hOuse^divided^on^the^s'ugar-  duty, which was adopted by a vote  of 183 to 125. The coal duty was  adopted by a vote of 171 to 127.  On the resolution to authorize  the war loans being put before the  house, John Redmond moved to report progress. Sir Michael Hicks-  Beach assented, and the house then  adjourned.  Milling Records,  ��� The following a^re the mining  transactions recorded yesterday:  Certificates of work on the Mars,  Independence, Venus, Flyiug Dutchman and Phoebus, all on Hall creek,  to W. H. Hutcheson ; transfer of the  Noonday, ��� on Hall creek, from  Michael Egan to Robert Corlett,  and King of the West and Iron  King from same to John Long and  Peter Battiste. The former claim  is on Hall creek and the latter on  Bird creek. Certificates of improvements were granted on.the.Mascot,  and Pilot Kuob. "John Riley re-;  corded two new locations on Beaver  creek, one mile from Sayward���the  Gem and the Beacon King.  An Arrangement Arrived at.  A private telegram was received  in Nelson yesterday from H. E.  Croasdaile, one of the Nelson delegates now at Ottawa, in which it is  stated that at a meeting of the railway committee of the house of commons yesterday,,/f;he minister of  railways announced that satisfactory arrangements had been arrived at between the government  and the Crow's Nest Pass Coal Company respecting the safeguarding  of the fuel supply of Canadian  smelters in connection with the  Crow's Nest Southern railway  charter, y  GOVERNMENT STANDS PAT  WILL NOT BE HELD UP BY THE  \     HILL OUTFIT.  Legislature Will Probably Give Cities  , th�� Power' to Abolish the  Ward System.  Victoria; "April 18.���[Special to  The Tribune.]���It is not likely that  the Victoria, Vancouver & Eastern  railway scheme will get any assistance from .the provincial government at this session, and the Coast  to Kootenay railway outfit are,a  trifle disgruntled today and the  spellbinders- have all* been paid' off.  The Crow's Neist Southern Railway  bill will be ainended on- the same  lines, as it has been in the railway  committee at-Ottawa, or perhaps in  a still more stringent way.   '  Martin's champerty bill was discussed in'committee today, --and _it  will undoubtedly become law.  Houston,-of.'Nelson, will make an  effort to secure a subsidy for a railway from'Fort Nelson to Golden. -  - The municipal committee will report several > amendments to -the  Municipal Clauses Act, one of-them  giving city ' councils power to  abolish wards.  Union Label Bill Thrown-Out.  Ottawa, Abril' 18.���[Special to  The Tribune'.]���At a meeting of the  banking and commerce committee  in the senate; today, senator Tem-  pleman's trades union label bill was  thrown out - almost unanimously.  Letters were read -from the unions  threatening to boycott the McDonald tobacco.'factory in Montreal,  which had a' decided effect against  the bill.     , ��� -   '.. .    "  BOAT CLUB'S NEW OFFICERS  '. Will Affiliate -WiUrthe'-N? P.-A. 0.  ���    /  A well attended meeting qf the  Nelson, Boat Club-was held last  night to arrange for the., season's  work, and from the - program outlined it is evident that aquatic  sports will receive the' "attention  they deserve this year. It is five  years ago since the club was  started, and it is pleasing to know  that it has grown in strength and  popularity, and that the oarsmen  are determined'to avail themselves  of the exceptional facilities which  Nelson offers for such recreation.  The election of officers resulted  as follows: A. H. Buchanan, president; captain Gore, vice-president;  J. W. Ford, secretary-treasurer; E.  W. Matthews, captain, and C. B.  ^Winterpvice captainr^MessrsrWet^  more, Bevan and Thompson were  re-elected on the committee, and  Playford and Wragge added as  new members.        ,.  The report and accounts of the  outgoing committee were" read and  adopted. They showed the club  finances to be in a healthy condition.  The secretary was directed to  write to alderman Selous expressing the regret of the club at his retirement as an officer, and hoping  that he would not sever his connection with the organization.  A suggestion that the club should  join the North Pacific Amateur  Oarsmen was discussed at length  and resulted in a decision -favoring  the move. Affiliation with the  amateur oarsmen is calculated to  promote interest in aquatics and to  bring out the best men in the club  to represent Nelson at the regattas  annually held on otJ^>r.rf.waters. It  was also decided .thai;'-,two new lap-  streaks be purchased, whicli will  give greater facilities for practice.  The question of finances was considered and a decision arrived at  that a subscription list be opened  and the public invited to contribute towards the fund of the club.  The committee were instructed to  make the necessary arrangements  for the boathouse and to have' the  float repaired.  The question of entrance fee was,  discussed and the majority uf the  members decided that this should  be abolished, but that the subscription, remain as heretofore, at $5 per  annum.  A special committee consisting of  Johnson, Wragge and the secretary  were appointed to draft rules and  bylaws and submit the same to the  next meeting, to ' be ��� held neit  month.  ��� It is expected that the Vancouver, Victoria and Winnipeg clubs  will be represented at the" annual  regatta to be held iri July.  No Pound for Wanderers.  The fact that the report of the  board of work's was laid over for a  month by. the: city council leaves  Nelson without a pound. There  was a suggestion in the report that  a few, stalls be erected east of the  recreation grounds in which wandering animals and unlicensed dogs  might be impounded, but in the absence of such accommodation the  poundkeeper is practically, powerless.' He cannot collect the dog  tax, as owners will not pay up  while ownerless canines are  allowed to roam at large "without  collars or tags. Horses, cattle, etc.,  enjoy carte blanche in Nelson just  now to the annoyance of the .public, and they will continue to do so  as long as there is no pound.    .  ' -   Collecting the Road Tax.  A few weeks ago Charles Waterman was appointed road tax collector by the city' council, but tbe  date at which he should - start out  on his duties was left to mayor  Fletcher to decide. His worship  has not given instructions on the  point .yet, and now suggests" that  the collection be done by the police"  and other city officials. This course  will probably be adopted on the  grounds of economy. ; A goodly  number of those who will be called  upon to pay the tax are from time  to time in the city employ, and the  amount-can be deducted from their  earnings, while it is thought the  police will be in a better position  to see that all newcomers pay.  To Be Buried at Egansville.  ' Ther remains. of the , late ' H. H.  Reeves were yesterday brought -to  town from, New-- Denver 'over- the  ���C.P.R. Deceased;, was for some  years connected witjh'' the railway  service, and served some of his time.  Jn the local freight sheds.. He had.  recently"; been ihAthe"- employ,' of  -Hiinter .Brotheisj^atiThree.- Forks*  -aiid taking ill;"was'rembVed to"th'e  Hospital at New 'Denver, where he  succumbed to his maladies on Tuesday. -The body will ��be taken ,to  Egansville, Ontario, for interment.  Reeves was-about'23 years of age,  and-a great favorite with a large  circle of friends.   Obliged to Move On.  ��� Yesterday the contractor excavating the post office basement got  as far as the city weighmaster's  shack aud would havo scooped it  out had it not been removed in  time to avoid trouble. A couple of  horses were brought into requisition and the caboose shifted some  20 feet east, where it will" be safe  for the next few days. If the scales  are" not removed they will be covered up and rendered useless during the process of excavation.  Work at the Silver Hill Mine.  George Roy, superintendent of  the Silver Hill mine, near Crawford  Bay, was in town yesterday with  some beautiful samples of ore taken  from a ledge recently encountered  on the property. Roy has a gang  of men engaged in development  work, and says the Silver Hill is  looking better than ever. If the  assayer's report on the recent find  proves satisfactory a largo force  will probably be put on forthwith.  Bicycle Riding on Sidewalks.  Bicyclists would do well'to. remember that the sidewalks of tho  city are not intended for their  wheels, but for pedestrians, and  that the police have instructions to  keep the walks clear. It is not sufficient to ring the bell when approaching a person on a sidewalk���  a citizen has a right to be "there, a  mounted bicyclist has not. In the  outlying districts this habit is indulged in too frequently.  Quoits a Popular Game.  In addition to the Nelson Quoit  Club a number of similar organizations have been formed in the city,  and in every district may be seen  devotees of the game throwing  horseshoes when quoits are not  available. Arrangements are being  made by the boarders of a couple  of the uptown hotels to play a  match game, which is to come off  uext week.   W. T. Beadles Dead.  At about 1 o'clock this morning  W. T. Beadles, postmaster at Salmo,  died at the general hospital. Deceased was admitted to the institution on the 7th instant, suffering  from pneumonia. He was married  in Nelson in July last, and the day  befofe he went under medical treatment his wife presented him with a  first-born. W. B. Campbell of Spokane and C. Willis of Salmo came  to Nelson to see their ailing:friend,  but so low was his condition that  they would not .be allowed the  privilege. The deceased had a general store at Erie and another at  Salmo and was well known in  Nelson. .  More Chinese Superstition.  Washington, April 18.���The secretary of state received a cable  message this morning from Mr.  Squires, United States charge  d'affaires, dated at Pekin, on the  18th, saying that the winter palace  occupied by von Waldersee was accidentally destroyed by fire, and  that general Schawartzhoff, his  chief of staff was fatally burned.  This incident' may prove more  serious than appears on the surface.  From the Chinese standpoint it  was" impossible to " consider  the return of the imperial  family so long as the1 commander-in-chief of the allied forces  was in actual occupation of the  imperial palace but a new objection  is created in the removal of the palace" itself. Under Chinese usage  the imperial family must occupy  these exclusive quarters reserved  for them within the prohibited  precincts.   Comment on the Budget.   ."  \ London, April 19.���On the whole  'the statement of sir Michael Hicks-  Beach appears to have been fairly  .well received, and the chancellor of  -theexchequer is congratulated upon  a just distribution of burdensome  .debt.' There is little doubt .that in  raising new taxes instead of increasing old ones, sir Michael ' has  courageouslycourted much hostility  "and, given v" the ' Liberals an  opportunity toTclose their ranks  and attack the'" government"- on  its. financial policy;. "Many, ministerialists are^ dissatisfied 'because  tlie government has1 failed to grant  differential treatment to/.their interests, in .the sugar tax. The coal  duty,'" however'^, seems(^digitiwed^tO"  excite tlie keenest opposition. It  has created consternation in Wales  and the north of England. North  country exporters to the continent  assert-that the duty will almost  prevent competition abroad witli  Westphaliari coal. In Wales it is  urged that the duty will injure the  miners and materially assist the  United States and Germany. One  Liberal 'has figured out that the  war has cost ��1000 for every Boer  killed.          Take More Cattle Than Boers.  - London, April 18.���A despatch  from general Kitchener, dated Pretoria, Wednesday, April 17th, says:  "Plummer has occupied Bathfont,  capturing 13 prisoners and a number of rifles and ammunition.  Douglas' column has occupied Dul-  -strooin.���Six-Boers-were^killed.^Oh-  general Kitchener's advance from  Lydenburg, the Boers blew up a  long Tom. Thirteen prisoners were  captured. Elliot's division has  brought in a large number of  cattle."       The Plague in Cape Town.  Capk Town, April 18.���Ten new  cases of the bubonic plague, including two Europeans, were officially  reported today. Two additional  deaths have occurred. Official advices to the colonial oflice regarding  the progress of the bubonic plague  in South Africa show that prior to  April 13th there occurred 41 cases,  three of which were among persons  under the naval construction men.  English Turf Winners.  London, April 18.���The Craven  stakes of 500 sovereigns at Newmarket was won by Mr. Rassels'  Iligo, Champagne was second, and  Petrohius third. The double trial  plate of 200 sovereigns, the winner  to be sold by auction for 200  sovereigns, was won by P.Lorillard's  Cornetta, ridden by Maher.  Territory Instead of Cash.  London, April 19.���Some of the  London papers publish a statement  that Russia has offered to reduce  her indemnity claim to ��10,000,000  on condition that China signs the  Manchurian convention, and grants  further concessions in connection  with the Siberian railroad.  Ex-Governor Macdonnell in Rossland,  Rossland, April 18.���Ex-governor Macdonnell, of Idaho, was here  today on his way to the Boundary  district, where he will inspect  various mining propositions. He  will also visit Republic camp.  SMMDED  British  Columbia Smelters  to Have Plenty of Fuel,  '*T*Pf  iifi  #*p����  ���slflt  '-AmSi  TEXT OF THE AGREEMENT  FEDERAL GOVERNMENT /MASTER i-  OF THE SITUATION; 7 J  'v-T"V'Tj^*^sJ  ''���*T|��gS|I  ?,v-<*OgK*W5  Can Impose a Penalty of $3 per Ton'-'^4^_  Upon Exported Coal if Agreement    ...  yjp|f  Is Violated. /���-  ?  fit  Ottawa,   April  18.���[Special to   |a;||  ��w  m  The Tribune.]���At the meeting of V  the railway committee today the^  ^r>^  Crow's   Nest- Southern    bill    was-1^^  reported without opposition.   Hon! ���  Clifford Sifton read the followling'  agreement, after which the bill was -'.  adopted   without -amendment,. ex-'-  cept   that    the   last   clause ~ was  changed providing that the  agree-,  ment might be suspended, instead ,  bf terminating upon effective and"  satisfactory competition existing:   ���  "Agreement between the "Crow's-  Nest Pass Coal Company, the Crow's"  Nest Southern Railway, and   his  majesty   the; king,   herein   repre--'  sented by the government of the %  Dominion of  Canada."     The' _)re-\  amble   recites   the- applicationvtoI'/|SSi  parliament for a charter, and cbnVi|||||,  tinues: "The,coal company and rail- xS|^^|  way company, for .divers good 'and-'.-^^*"  ' valuable considerations,'hereby cov-' \^j��j7;  enant with the government.as fol-\,y*i|p|'  lows: y., -~,\'   ���,' ' j'-..'"~-::"'$��  ,   lV That lieither .by the t action*( 0f "' "*"'"'  their coal company in regard'tb^th?"  prices at which'coal'or' cokV^shalF'  be     sold,,   nor    by    the     action  of    the."    railway     company    respecting the cost of .transportation,  whether by discrimination, rebates  or otherwise by action of both such  companys,      either      acting _   by  themselves     alone     or-   in  "con-"  uection   with   transportation   agencies  south of the international  boundary line, shall coal or coke or  either or both, be sold for consumption outside of Canada, or to consumers outside of Canada,-at prices  which discriminate unfairly against  consumers in Canada.  2. If it at any time upon satisfactory evidence being given to  the governor-general-in-council, he  should be of-opinion that the spirit  of this agreement is being violated,  then and in every such case, and  when so often as such violation  occurs,    the     governor-general-iu  --Mr  it^\  +y|  council may impose, upon the coal  company andrailway company such  restrictions and conditions respecting such cars of coal or coke and  transportation thereof, to or for the  use of consumers outside of Canada,  for such length of time and within  such limits as he may think fit with  a view of preventing such unfair  discrimination.  3. The order in council providing  such restrictions and conditions  shall be published in the Canada  Gazette, aud if after such publication the coal company sells or supplies coal or coke, oij the railway  company transports coal or coke  contrary to the terms of such order,  the company not observing the  terms of such order shall pay, and  hereby covenants to pay the government as liquidated damages for  such breach, the sum of  $3 for each and every ton  of coal or coke so sold or supplied, or transported; the amount  of such damages to-be recovered by  the action of the attorney-general  of Canada on behalf of the government in.'any court of competent  jurisdiction.  4. The reason for requiring this  said company, to enter into this  agreement being that at present it  is believed by tlie government that  there is no effective and satisfactory competition by other coal and  coke producers iu Canada, it is  agreed that when by order of the  governor-general-in-council it i9 declared that by the opening of other  coal mines or the manufacture of  coke by others, such effective and  satisfactory competition has arisen,  then tbis agreement shall terminate, with respect to coal or coke or  both, according to the nature of  such competition. THE  TRIBUNE: 'NELSOjST, B.C., FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 1901  j .  FISHING   TACKLE  IN  ENDLESS   VARIETY  Fly Rods for boys and girls from $1.00 upwards. Fly rods  which Will delight the heart of the genuine fisherman from  $4.00 to $12.60.  FLY BOOKS  REELS  MINNOWS  SPINNERS  LANDING NETS  COTTON LINES  WATERPROOF LINES  GAFF HOOKS  CASTS  SILK   LINES  SPOONS  SINKERS  And   everything   required  by   disciples   of  the  Walton.   Prices are right.  late   Isaac  THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY  Baker  Street, Nelson.  ��te ��ribmte.  That the commercial interests of  the Dominion are frequently not  very widely separated from the  - s jlfish interests of Canada's greatest  monopoly, is demonstrated by the  fight which the Canadian Pacific  Railway Company is now making  at Vancouver for its fair proportion  of the business offering from the  Canadian Yukon. Ever since the  Klondyke was discovered the Canadian cities on the Coast were  robbed of what should have been  their legitimate trade by reason of  the discriminations practiced by  the United States bottoms in favor  of % Seattle and other American  ports;   and -Canadian trade stag-  - nated because there were no Canadian' transportation interests  strong enough to make war upon  the American buccaneers. Matters  remained in this unsatisfactory  state until the Canadian Pacific  Railway Company acquired the old  Canadian Pacific Navigation Company of Victoria, when it threw  down the gauntlet to its American  rivals. The C. P. R; now demands  a fair share ��� of the southbound  business of the Canadian Yukon  and proposes to get it.   It demands  -that American bottoms trading between Vancouver and the north  shall call at Vancouver when southbound before touching at any of  the Sound ports, and it gives them  the alternative of calling or keeping out altogether in order to avoid  a rate war. This is done to secure  business for the Canadian road, but  incidentally it will do more to conserve the trade of the Canadian  Yukon for Canadian cities than any  -others-move-that-could_be_made.-  Heretofore returning Klondykers  were carried past Canadian ports  against their will, and in a measure  forced to patronize United States  merchants and United States transportation companies when they  would prefer doing business with  their own people. Now that  coercion is met with coercion Canadian interests will probably get a  fair deal.  Hill, having decided to build the  Republic-Greenwood line without a  charter, does not follow the same  course with respect to the Crow's  Nest Southern road he is so anxious  to build.     -  UNITED STATES HAPPENINGS  SAN FRANCISCO, 18.���The  transport Rosecranz has arrived  from Manila with a portion of the  35th regiment. She will be held at  quarantine for inspection.  PIERRE,' North Dakota,. 18.���  Articles of incorporation were filed  with the secretary of state today  for the Universal Wireless Telegraph Co., with a capital of $20,000,-  000. The incorporators are J. N.  Huston, Thomas B. Bishop and L.~  C. Smith.  CHICAGO, 18. ��� Charles II.  Sweeney, local agent for a Lexington, Kentucky, tobacco house, today shot and killed his wife and  then took his own life at the Dubuque, flats, in Rush street. The  tragedy occurred in the apartments  of Mrs. W. L. Phillips,. a sister of  Mrs. Sweeney.  ROCHESTER, 18.���The , New  York Central car shops. at East  Rochester were completely ' destroyed by a fire of mysterious origin early this morning. _- Besides  the shops, between fifty and sixty  freight cars, some loaded with merchandise, telegraph poles and near  by buildings were also destroyed.  The loss is about $150",000, with insurance for nearly half.  SYRACUSE, 18.���A special to the  Post from Oswego Falls, across the  river from Fulton, says : "The big  mills of the American Woolen Company here, employing 400 hands,  were closed today. The weavers  threatened to strike tomorrow,  objecting to the order obliging  them to instruct beginners. The  employers learned of this and closed  the mills.  Compares Kensit With Carrie Nation.  000,000 proposition practically destroys the prospects of atiy canal  improvements whatsoever. In my  opinion it was a great mistake not  to accept the improvement that  was within reach, and which would  have almost doubled the facilities  of the present waterway. No new  boats are beiag built and none will  be, and in three years'time I venture to say that the present number of boats will have been so reduced that the canals will be practically useless."  Will Apply to McKinley.  New York, April 18.���General  Samuel Pearson, the Boer officer  who was refused a writ of injunction by the United States  circuit court against the local  British officers by which he sought  to prevent the further exportation  of mules from this part to South  Africa, has sent a petition directly  to president McKinley asking for  the relief the courts refused. In the  recent decision judge Partange  pointed out that general Pearson  has this right, saying that the  matter being a political one, it  should be taken before the executive  department of the government instead of before the judicial.  Suit Over Slocan Boy Stock.  W. D. Wrighter has entered suit  in Spokane against  the  American  Boy Mining Company, in which he  asks for $1195 to pay for 5500 shares  of stock claimed to be due him and  $500 which he says the company  owes him,   Wrighter claims that in  June,   1900,' he   entered - into   au  agreement with the American Boy  Miniugand Milling Company whereby  it  was  agreed  that Wrighter  should take nn  option of 250,000  shares of the stock of the company,  which   he   was - to   float   in the  east-   for    not    less     than     five  cents per share.   A further clause  in the agreement, Wrighter says,  was to the effect that he should  receive 10,000 shares free and $500  - if he should sell the stock within a  certain   limited   time.      Wrighter  alleges he fulfilled the contract and  disposed of the stock within the  time limit, but that the company,  on the other hand, has refused to  do its part.    He claims the company has paid him only i500 shares  of stock  out of the  10,000 shares  promised him, and that the^oOO to  be given him has not been paid. He  thinks "the money  and  stock   are  worth  $1195,  for which  he prays"  judgment.  -&..f0*00*00*00-  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  ring  m  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  We have just received our first shipment of Carpets, direct from  Kidderminster, England. These Carpets we bought just before the  advance in the raw materials, so we will be able to sell them much  lower than before. These Carpets are now ready for inspection. The  patterns have been well chosen, and our prices are lower than the  lowest of our competitors. This consignment includes Tapestries,  Brussels, Velvets and Axminsters.  FRED IRVINE & CO.  36 Baker Street, Nelson.  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  The Vancouver World is show-  little regard for the intelligence of  its readers in the arguments it advances in support of the raid which  Messrs. Mackenzie aud  Mann and  James   J.   Hill   contemplate upon  " the     provincial    treasury,      The  World's latest story is that James  J. Hill has signed a contract for the  construction of a line of railway  from the Republic mining camp, in  the state  of Washington, to the  city of Greenwood, in   British Columbia,   and unless the provincial  government      pays      over        the  subsidy     of    one    or    two   million   dollars   which   Mr.   Hill and  his  associates   demand, they will  not  continue the Republic-Greenwood   line   to   Vancouver.      This  story shows the somewhat remarkable Mr. Hill in a new light, _in that  it is assumed he has power to build  railways into and through Canada  without even the formality of a  provincial or  federal charter.    In  j ustice to its  readers  the  Vancou-  yer World should explain why Mr.  New York, April 18.���The Herald quotes the duke of Newcastle,  who is staying in this city, and is  regarded as one of the leaders of  the ritualists' movement in England, as denouncing the scene which  prevailed at the installation of the  bishop of London, in which John  Kinset figured prominently. "I  think it is typical of the Anglo-  Saxon for the minority to attempt  to overthrow the majority by lawlessness." His grace is quoted as  saying: "John Kensit declared several months ago that he would  break up the installation of the  lord bishop of London. John Kensit is like your Mrs. Carrie Nation  of Kansas. Neither one is truly  representative of any class, creed,  or political principle. Like Carrie  Nation, John Kensit is a free lance,  doing injury to the cause that he  extols."  Americans Well Eeceived.  Kingston, Jamaica, April 18.���  This port was in holiday attire today, owing to the arrival of the  United States North Atlanticsquad-  ron, commanded by rear admiral  Farquahar. The warships were  saluted, and returned the salutes  early this morning. The governor  of Jamaica, sir Augustus Hemming,  general Roper, and commodore  Davis visited admiral Farquahar-  on the Kearsarge..  Gloomy Outlook for Canals.  New York, April 18.���E. Mc-  Larkson of the Erie Boatmen's  Transportation Company and president of the Canal Forwarders' Association, says of the canal situation:  "The outlook for the canals is anything but encouraging. In fact, I  believe that the refusal of the $20,-  KOOTENAY   COFFEE CO.  ************************  Coffee Roasters  . "eaiers in Tea and Coffee  ************************  We are offering at lowest prices the best  grades of Ceylon, India, China aud Japan  Teas.  Our Beat*, Mocha and Java Coffee, por  pound .'  f   40  Mocha and Java Blend, 3 pounds  1 00  Choice Blend Coffee, 4 pounds  1 00  Special Blend Coffee, 6 pounds  1 00  llio Blond Coffee, 6 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.  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  HOTKL BLOCK.  Jlelson Saw and Planing fyills  Limited.  CHARLES  HILLYER, ' HARRY  HOUSTON,  President and General Manager. Secretary-Treasurer  - All Communications to be addressed to either of the above,  We hnvo opened up the largest shipment of  bet quality, fresh garden seedH over brought to*  the Kootenay country. Wc are selling largo  quantities already and you will note our way is  different from that of other dealors in this district, in that  WE SELL BY WEIGHT  As well as by package, and though tho quality  is the best the price is tho same as in Toronto.  Mako out a list anil send to us and wo will guarantee satisfaction.  IN FLOWER SEEDS  Wo also havo a large .assortment���10 different  varieties and colors of Sweet Peas io select  from and an endless variety of othor kinds.  Large stock of high-class imported goods. A  specialty of the square shoulder���the latest  fashion in coats.  Ward Bros.  REAL ESTATE AND  INSURANCE AGENTS  Agents for J. & J. TAYLOR SAFES  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 before  purchasing^ elsewhere.    ���  OFFICE: CORNER HALL AND FRONT STREETS.  FACTORY : HALL STREET C. P. R. CROSSING.   MILLS: HALL STREET WHARF  WHOLESALE TRADE  CRATED AND MINERAL WATERS.  THORPE Sc CO., LIMITED.-Corner Vernon  and Cedar streets. Nelson, manufacturers  of and wholesalo dealors in Derated waters and  fruit syrups. Sole agents for Halcyon Springs  mineral water.   Telephone 60.  , ASSAYERS'   SUPPLIES.  WF. TEETZEL Sc CO.-Corner Baker and  ��� Josephine streots, Nolson, wholesale doal  ers ln assayers supplios. Agents lor Denve.  Fire Clay Co. of Denver. Colorado.  COMMISSION  MERCHANTS.  H'J. EVANS & CO.-Baker street, Nelson  ��� wholesalo,' dealers ln liquors, cigars  cement, lire brick and fire clay, water pipe.and  steel rails, and general commission merchants.  ELECTRICAL   SUPPLIES.  KOOTENAY ELECTRIC SUPPLY & CON-  SI RUCTION COMPAN Y���Wholesalodeal-  ers in telephones, annunciators, bells, batterios,  fixtures,' etc., Houston block. Nelson.  .FLOUR AND FEED.  TAN-KER   MILLING  rCereals, Flour,  Grain, Hay.  BRACKMAN-KER MILLING COMPANY  ���Cereals, Flour, Grain, Hay. Straight or  mixed cars shipped to all Kootenay Points.  Grain elevators at all principal points on Calgary-  Edmonton R. R. Mills at Victoria, New West  minster, and Edmonton. Alberta.   FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  BURNS &   CO.-Baker   stroet),   Nolson,  'wholesale dealers In fresh and oured meats.  Cold BtoraKe. >  P.  Desirable Business and Residence Lots  in (Bogustown) Fairview Addition.  CANADA 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 AND SPRING COOPS  Ladies genuine Hair Switches at  the lowest rates.  Ofllce on  Bakor Street, west of Stanley Streot   NKLSON.   Drink  the Best  Beer  ANHEUSER-BUSCH  ST. LOUIS LAGER  TO BE HAD WHOLESALE  NELSON.  AT  A. B. GRAY, Kootenay Agent  BAICKR STREET. NELSON.  ��� ^s,y��c^..i.^.^;^: zyiy_~.  \ ,v:> .- ' :j i-ii". A ���t'->y-.. '���,?'?&,{'>*.*' vK-  i ~?7apA^mimA^  ]  '^\X'7-'y-TX^--i\       ���"     '-'--.*������     -,.B/'s.,";'' ,. -,  ������".Vs'>r,riF!-''1'''':    -V'^ "���.", '  ji~^.A.1<7y^j ���: -y x _-yy , -_. .yY: %_-ty   yy&yn^yjv::_yj:<_  Hr^-f'..- 7-y^A;/1 \, ..a' A'.���;:.;;4;^^p ^^~^.^Vv-^=^X.,yf"J  '-V.Li-" "���    .>"V."re.-;NV���. i.\    '.' ���'-- ���'- >7z-^*'p^j��,~;-,  >���"'"     ���-/7*w"-U?i.J...V;'iv-->v ���>>��- ~"r  ���*U"V   -. \iv>. '"���'!>.- 'i-X'7 ',-- :v^M2SSCsl��.^��' -' -* -i-"*�� -'-A" u-N-i>*"-a -^--'HflS  JWv-*r-^ <<   *^t   �����       - ,t   ryi.Sfc.,',,!���|..i^niTrtr^*n^TrM>rT*ni?i-rit*Ff1*i ir  ^a*���>-^.._l ~ *   iiiJiiii   inimin*1  \\. P. RITHET & CO.,  R. REISTERER & CO.  '    BREWBBS AND BOTTUEKS OF  .    FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  MRS.   EINFIBU)  OI'KICA HOUSE HI.OCK.  Mrs. CARR  LATE OF VANCOUVER  LADIES, TAILOR  Parlors formerly occupied by Misa MacMlllan,  Victoria Block.  The patronage of Nelson ladles solleltod.  Prompt and regular  dalivflrr to the trada  Brewery at Melson  FREE   HOT   LUNCH  GROCERIES.  A MACDONALD Sc CO.-Corner Front and  xa,�� Hall streote, wholesalo grocors and  'obbers in blankets, gloves, mitts, boots, rubbers,  macklnaws and miners' sundrios.   KOOTENAY SUPPLY   COMPANY,   LIMITED���Vernon   streob, Nelson,   wholesale  grooers.   .  JOHN CHOLDITCH & CO.-Front street, Nel  son, wholesalo grocors.  T Y. GRIFFIN & CO.-Front street, Nelson.'  u ��� wholesalo doalers ln provisions, cured  meats, batter and eggs.  KARDWARE-AND HINING-SUPPLIES.-  H BYERS & CO.���Cornor Baker and Josephine  . streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers in hardware and mining supplies. Agents for Giant  Powder Co.   T AWRENCE   HARDWARE    COMPANY  ���*-���  Baker St., Nolson, wholesale   dealors In  hardware and mining Bupplies, and water aud  plumbers'supplies,  LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.       !  qiURNER, BEETON & CO.--Corner Vernon  x and Josephine streets. Nelson, wholesale  dealers ln liquors, olgars and dry goods. Agents  for Pabst Brewing Co. of Milwaukee and Cal  gary Brewing Co. of Calgary. *  ~~~     SASH AND DOORS. ~~  NELSON 8AW AND PLANING MILLS,  LIMITED���Cornor Front and Hall streeta,  Nelson, manufacturers of .and wholosale dealers  ln sash and doorsi all kinds of factory work made  to order.  WINES AND CIGARS.        ~~"  CALIFORNIA WINE COMPANY. LIMI  TED���Cornor Front and Hall streets, Nel  Bon, wholesale dealors in wines (oase and bulk.  <vnd flnninnhln nnd tinuortad olirars.  Rooms Li  MEALS 25 GENTS  ed by Electricity and Heated by St*am 25 Cents to $1  AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN  '������:;���*'    PLAN3  FROM 12 to 2 O'CLOCK  AT   THE  ATHABASCA  TODAY.  Everybody   Welcome  A. R. BARROW, A.M.I.C.E.  PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  Corner VTotorU and Kootenay Btreets.     ���  P. O. Boi <& TELEPHONE HO. 96  QUEEN'S HOTEL  ���-   ��������� BAKER STREET. NELSON,  Lighted by Electricity and Heated With Hot Air=  Large comfortable bedrooms and  first-class  dining-room. Sample rooms for commercial men.  RATES $2 PER DAY  N|rs. E. 0. GlarKe, Prop.  LATE OB- THK ROYAL HOTEL, CALGARY  Hjadden House  Baker and Ward  Streets, Nelson  ROOMS TO LET  Two   Large  Rooms 'joined by arch.    Very  suitable for offices.   . Rent $20.   Houston Block.  Apply  D. J. DEWAR, Madden Block.  The only hotel ln Nelson that has remained  under one management slnoe 1890.       '  The bed-rooms are well furnished and lighted  by eleotrlolty.  The bar Is always stocked by the best dom s-  tlo and Imported liquors and cigars.         THOMAS MADDEN, ���Proprietor.  SLOGAN JUNCTION HOTEL  J. H. McMANUS, Manager  Bar atooked with best brands of wlnea. Honors,  and Cigars. Beer on draught. Large oomforfr-  able roou. f tratabaa table baa C.  NELSON LICENCE  DISTRICT.  Notice is hereby given that1 E. M. Peters of  Ymir has made application under the provisions  of the "Liquor Licence Act, 1000," for permission  to transfer his hotel licence from the Pulaco  hotel at Yiiiir to lhe St. Charles hotel at Ymir.  A meeting of the Hoard of Licence Connilis-  sloners of "the Nelson Liccncn District will be  ���jield to consider such application at the Couro  House at the City of Aclson on TueEday. tho.  thirtieth* day of April, l'JOl.at the hour of ten  o'clock in t.ho forenoon.  W. H. BULLOCItWEBSTER,  Chief License Inspector.  Chief Constable's Office Nelson, B. C.  April loth, 1901.  NOTICE TO DELINQUENT CO-OWNERS  To T. A. Stevenson, or to any person or persons to whom ho mav havo transferred his  Interest in tlie Lila mineral claim, at Muni  ing Mountain. Nelson Mining Division:  You are hereby notified that 1 havo expended  the sum of One Hundred and Fifiy-Sevcn Dollars  in labor and  improvements   upon   the above  mentioned mineral claim, in order to hold said  mineral claim  under  the   provisions   of   the  Mineral Act, and if within ninety days from the  date of this notice you fail or refuse to contribut:  your proportion of such expenditure, togethe.  with all costs of advertising, your interest in Faid  claim will become tho property of the subscriber  under section four of an Act entitled "An Act to  Ameud the Mineral Act, 1900."  DANIEL  HERB,  Dated this 12th day of Fobruary, WW*  THE  TRIBUNE:  NELSON, B.C.; FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 1901  i7\  BANK OF MONTREAL  CAPITAL, all paid up....$12,000,000.00  BHST    7,000,000.00  UNDIVIDED PROFITS       427,180.80  Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal ...President  Hon. George A. Drummond Vice-President  E.S.Clouston General Manager  NELSON BRANCH  Corner Baker and Kootenay I  A. H. BUCHANAN,  Streeta.  Manager.  Branches ln London (England) New York-,  Chicago, and all the prinoipal cities In Canada.  Buy and sell Sterling Exchange and Cable  Transfors. ���.._...  Grant, Commercial and Travelers' Credits,  available ln any part of tho world.  Drafts Issued, Collections Made, Etc.  Saving's Bank Branch  CORRKNT RATK OK INTKRK8T PAID.  .������ ... I.I..' ��� '   ���  TORONTO STOCK EXCHANGE. '  THURSDAY'S    QUOTATIONS.  Asked.  STOCK.  B. C. Gold Fields   Hlnck Tail   Brandon & Golden Crown   Canadian Goldfields Syndicate...  Cariboo  (McKinney)   Cariboo Hydraulic   Centra  Star    Crow's Nest Pass Coal 85 Oil.   7!  California   Deer  Trail   Consolidated   Evening  Star   Golden Star    Fairview Corporation   Giant   Granby   Smelter   Hammond Reef   Iron Mask   Jim Blaino   Knob Hill   Montreal & London   Morning   Glory   Morrison   Mountain Lion   Noble Five   North Star   Nclson-Slocan   Old Ironsides   Olive   Payno    Rambler-Cariboo Consolidated.  Republic '...  Slncan Sovei eign   Virtue   . Victory-Triumph.'   War Eagle Consolidated   Waterloo ���   Whito tBear   Winuip'og   Bid.  SALES.  IJOO White Bear.  SHO Republic..'...  25')'1 Gulden Star.  2-.00 Morrison ���  21$ 2  11  8  5  3  0  5  3i  33  I 53  1 10  75  ���15  5 OH  75 (JO  ,. s*  11  ai  U  G  3  7  Gj  Si  23  4.  3  00  41  9  13  33  32  !)  4  5.r)  4*i  0  3  9  6  ��� 0  31  .40  15  8i  C  78  (W  lOJ  !)  85  78  12  10  30  33  20  23  22  2')  tii  ���li  15  10  21  13  31  27  21  3i  '-'}  8  5  3     20  ' 0}     5  Settlement ia Sight.  Pittsburg, April 18.���The strike  situation at McKeesport today was  quiet pending the decision of the  national advisory board of the.  Amalgamated* Association, which  was expected to decide today  ���whether or not there should be.a  general strike. The national advisory board got together again this  morning about 10 o'clock, with _12  of the 15 members present,.together  with the vice-presidents of the organization. Afc 1,1 o'clock there was  a rumor about "the Amalgamated  headquarters that there were some  indications, of an amicable settlement of tlie difficulty, and that it  was now possible tliat a general  suspension of the  union  plants of  . the sheet combine could be  avoided. The members of the  board, however, were positive in  their assertions tliat there would be  no settlement of the trouble unless  all discharged men at tlie McKeesport works were reinstated. This,  ib was said, was the ultimatum of  the association. ��� President Shaffer  said no hasty action would be taken  by the board. A decision was not  expected until late this afternoon.  Pittsburg, April. 18.���A settlement of the impending great strike  of sheet mill workers, arising out of  the trouble at the W. Dewes "Wood  plant at McKeesport, is practically  on today, and how requires, only a  settlement of minor details to end  =the-uncertainty=thafc-has;character-=  ized the last few days in industrial  circles. This is expected to be  accomplished before nightfall. The  plan of settlement is that- all the  nien,t.with'- the exception of George  Holloway, be, reinstated at once.  Hoi lo way '.s case will be taken up  later, and while his reinstatement  Anally is assured, he will be sits-  pended,fdr.a period as a matter of  discipline. The reason for the exception in the case of Holloway is  rumored to be that a personal diffi-'-  culty between him and superintendent Persefor'A. Smith, has put a  new feature on his discharge.  Bloodshed in Kentucky Strike.  . Madison ville, Kentucky, April  ���18.���The -miners' strike situation  here has become alarming, and it is  feared it may be necessary to call  out the'troops. A strong force of  non-union men are taking the  aggressive "against those in the  union, ;aud several assaults have  been committed. An exciting incident of yesterday was the killing.of  a non-union man named Roscoe  Garrett.by Ike Todd, a member of  the union mine workers. Todd shot  his man and then turned to run.  A cvowd of Garrett's friends fired  on him but he escaped.  Free Trade for Porto Rico;  New York, April 18.���Porto Rico  is to enjoy free trade with the  United States on and after July 1st,  this year, according to a Herald  special from Washington. The act  putting into effect the present tariff provided that whenever the  Porto Rican assembly should meet  and put into operation a system of  local taxation to meet the necessities of the government, the presi-  THE CANADIAN  BANK OF COMMERCE  WITH "WHICH IS AMALGAMATED  THE  BANK  OF  BRITISH COLUMBIA.  HEAD OFFICE: TORONTO.  IMPEBIAL BANK  Paid-up Capital,  Reserve Fund,  $8,000,000  -   $2,000,000  ACGRECATE RESOURCES OVER $65,000,000.  Hon. Qeo. A. Cox, Robt. Kllgpur,  President.       Vice-President.  London Office, 60 Lombard Street, B. O.  New York Office, 16   Exchange   Plane.  and Ci Branches in Canada and tbe  United States.  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT:  Interest allowed on deposits.    Present rate  three per cent.  GRANGE V. HOLT,  Manager Nelaon -Branch.  dent should make proclamation  thereof, thereupon all tariff duties  on merchandies'and articles going  into Porto Rico from the United'  States, or coming from Porto Rico  into the United States, should cease.  The Porto Rican assembly has enacted a local tax law in the so-  called Hollander law, some features  of which have already gone into  effect, and all of which will be in  effect July 1st.  Russian Students Satisfied.  St. Petersburg, April 18.���General P. S. Vannpsky, the minister of  public instruction, has issued a circular declaring that immediate reforms are imminent, and.inviting  the teachers to cultivate closer relations with,the youths, to .place  education ou a basis of mutual  love and respect and demanding the  confidence of the students iu the  government measures, the quiet resumption of studies, and announcing the nomination of senator Mes-  chaninoff as assistant minister of  education, which was forcasted in  these despatches. The circular is  making an excellent impression.  ' The Army's Practical Charity.  The companies composing the  steel combine have been paying  $200,000 annually in pensions to  men who are wholly or partially  disabled by accidents. The average  sum received by each man is $250 a  year, or $2500 in ten" years! Most  of these pensioners are compelled  to live in idleness, and when they  die. the pension' stops "and- the  families are left in want and without homes. Now general ...Booth  Tucker comes forward ; and proposes" to the trust that the Salvation  Army shall care. for. -the ,^aged��  and injured employees of  the big corporation,. giving  each family a chance to own a  comfortable home and'ten acres of  land-on one of the home* colonies  maintained by the Salvation Army-  in the western states. The object  of the plan is to furnish a method  by which' tihese crippled persons  may still do some work and .secure  permanent homes for their families.  Commander Tucker asks the trusts  for $500 for each-family-of-pensioners on receipt of which the army  will take charge of the families;  locate them in the colonies and  give -them- such help and care  as they need. The ' plan and  details have been so very carefully worked out that they have  attracted the serious attention, of  presidept Schwab and Mr. Morgan.  The money is not to be given, but  HEAD  OFFICE. TORONTO.  Capital  Rest  $2,500,000  S 1,725,000  H. S. HOWLAND President.  D. R. WILKIK General Manager.  E. HAY Inspeotor.  SAVINGS   BANK   DEPARTMENT.  THE   CURRENT   BATE   OF    INTEREST   ALLOWED.  Nelson Branch���Burns Block, 221 Baker  Street.  J. M. LAY, Manager.  an excess of 3301 divorces in that  country, as compared with the remainder of the world.   Of foreign  countries the smallest number of  divorces in the given year   was  in  Canada, where only 12 were granted.  Next, to the United States the larg-  estnumber was in France with 6245  in the year.    Germany was a close  second with only 100 less.  - From a religious standpoint there  are about 73 divorces to every 100,-  000. Catholics,  while, divorces for  the same total among Protestants  are 383.   More than 40 per cent of  all divorces granted in the United  Statesis on the ground of desertion,- and-divorces are five times as  frequent in the city as in country  districts.  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  Good Advice  ������������  Can  be given, taken and used without  to  to  to  to  to  ft.  spoiling it.  before; and  many use it,  advice we  can  the Kootenays  orders, and be  Just as good after using as  it makes no difference how  it is good always.   The best  give  our customers in  All watch repairing guaranteed,  as we employ none but the best  workmen.  to send  and  is  sure  Spring   lines   when   they  us their mail  see our new  visit   Nelson.  i*****************  JACOB  DOVER,  NELSON,  The  Jeweler  B. C.  Mail 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*  �����V'^*r. 00.00. 0& .00.00,00 7\&. 0*. 0^ ,0&. i& *00.0f*^ .0. .V.^'^����JS>T.^Bi*,S>*i^B**.��.S8>*-Sft'*i* JB^'J!3^*^S����-S*>��!!Bt��^����?g|**f ^^�� ^g^.^^'^F  * V^�� **^t�� >��^,..*8<��'C* *8o ^? *?��� ^5*�� ���SS^f*****?**^?** *8?��^,V'N ���^���^���^, 00* ^���0^*00* ^�� 00* 00* ^' 00 ��� 00 * 00 ��� ^0 * ^-^S1 * ^ * ^'  ls"to~bl0"loaned~atf5 per cent~for~"teET  years, with the understanding tliat  it may be renewed for a similar use  indefinitely. Every large railway >  has a similar list of idle pensioners  to whom commander Tucker would  also like to apply this method of  help. ���'" ���������.'���  Kruger is Worth $30,000,000.  *It is thought that if Uncle Paul  Kruger has to permanently expatriate himself from his country he  will not be altogether destitute.  His salary as president of the South  African Republic was $35,000. a  year. Then his innumerable perquisites and extras allowed him  amounted to nearly twice that  sum. Then he wa$v' sharp about  contracts and -careless about his  word, and so it is"''belief ed---that he  accumulated $30,000,000, and that  he managed to get the most of it to  Europe in advance of himself. Tip  of the Tongue says that Kruger is  a very religious man as Boer  religion goes. About all the education he has was* derived from  diligent study, "of a great family  Bible.      ..'     -.        ..     ������'  Growth of Divorce. '  ' Iu 1870 three and a half per cent  of all marriages in the United States  ended in divorce courts. In 1881  the percentage had risen to four  and eight-tenths. In 1890 it was  six and two-tenths, and 1900 it was  eight per cent, In other words, the  percentage of divorces to marriages  in thei United States has more than  doubled since 1870. The total number of divorces in the United States  for a given year was 23,427. During the same year 20,111 divorces  were granted in all the world outside of the United States. There was  -     BUSINESS  MENTION.  Wanted���A female cook.   Apply  Slocan Hospital, Now Denver.  For Sale or Rent.���Piano at the  Old Curiosity Shop.  Two large, well-furnished rooms  to let. 1 and 5 Macdonald block, corner Josephine and Vernon.  For sale.���A good paying grocery  and bakery business. Only bakerp in town.* For  particulars apply to Stoin Bros., Sandon, B. C.  To   let���Furnished   front rooms  over Vanstone's drug store; $2.50 per week. Also  six-ioom house to let.  A large, pleasant, furnished room  with all modern improvements, northeast corner Lake and Cedar streets, Nelson.  We. have buyers   for gold and  copper mines, The Prospectors'Exchange, room  4, K-W-C Block.   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.  Furnished house to let on corner of  Mill and Hall streets ; seven rooms.' Possession  dan be Eecured on or about May loth. Apply on  the premises.   ��� ��� ���  That fine blend of Ceylon Tea we  are selling* at thirty cents per pound is giving  the best ot satisfaction to our many customers.  Kootenay Coffee Co.  -If you.have a mine or prospect for  sale, send samples of ore and report to The Pros-  poctors' Exchange, room 4, K-W-C Block, Telephone 104.   Nelson, B. C.  We   have  Indian,   Ceylon    and  China Teas In great variety, choicest qnality.  We make a specialty of blending teas and sell  them in any quantity at lowest rates. Kootenay  Coffee Co  Western Canadian Employment  Office wants 10 experienced miners, $3.50"por  day; 30 railroad laborers. $2.25 per day; 20 Italian  laborers, ��� $2 cerday. Cheap fare;'ship tomorrow: 'near city. Telephone 270. " P. O. Box 711.  Victoria street, next door to Public Library.  A FULL LINE OF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  * : local and coast.  ^Floorim  THE  Mansfield Manufacturing Go.  nelson, b. c.j  looal and coast.  Newel Posts  Stair Rail  Mouldings  Shingles  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  .  of all kinds,  a WHAT TOP-WANT IB NOT IN STOCK  WE WILL MAKE IT FOB TOU  CALL AND GET PRICKS.  J. A. Sayward  BALL AND LAKE 8TREB.TS. NKLSON  Builders and  Contractors  Kootenay Brick &  for a continuance  Having1 taken over the business of the West  Lime Company, Limited, of Nelson, I beg to. ask  of the patronage which you have heretofore extended them. My  aim will be at all times to supply you with our produets at lowest  possible prices. - Being in a position to manufacture goods in larger  quantities than before, we shall be able.to supply the trade at a  lower figure.'  - It is our- intention to Install machinery to manufacture our  marble -products, and next season we shall be in a position to supply  these products at reasonable rates.    . ,  We shall.also. Keep on hand  Tiles and Cement.  a stock of Fire Brick, Fire Clay,  Our, Bricks and Lime Rock have taken the First Prizes at .the  Spokane industrial Exposition in 1899 and also, this year. We also  secured prizes last year and this year for Ornamental and Building  Stone.  We  Builders.  are prepared .to offer special rates to Contractors and  ERNEST MANSFIELD,  tor The Mansfield Manufacturing Company.  Successors to  The West Kootenay Brick  <�� Lime Co., Ltd  P. Burns & Co.  Wholesale and Retail  Hka���son,atb.o. Dealers in Meats  BOARD   OF   HEALTH  REGULATIONS  For the Prevention of the Spread of  Smallpox in the City of Nelson.  All passengers arriving at the City of Nolson  from all points cant of tbe Kootenay River -will  be required to furnish the inspector or ofllcer in  charge of tho carrying out ot these regulations  with a cerl iflcate from the health'ofllcer of the  city or town from whieh he or sho has left, containing the following particulars:  1. (a) That he or she has not boen in any placo  or building infected with smallpox.*  (b) That he or Flie 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.  2. If the inspector believes that nny person is  infected, or tliat his or her clothing or other,  effects contain infection the inspector shall detain such person and his or her clothing and efl'ects  asaforcsaid, until the period of incubation is over,  and such person and his or her clothing and other  efl'ects shall be at once disinfected.  3. Jf he only suspects that any person on board,  or the effects of any such person have been cx-  Eosed to infection, he eliall notify tbe medical  ealth ofllcer of the locality to which the person  is going lo meet the train or boat, and tb keep tho *  person thereafter under observation.  4. In the event of any passenger bringing any  baggage (hand or otherwise) or whether the same  shall be forwarded by express, the following  certificate may also be required from the health  ofllcer of the town or city aforesaid:  (a) That the said baggage (here give a full  description of said baggage so that'thero can be'  no question as to identification) has not been in  any place or building infected with smallpox.  (b)-That the said baggage has not been stored  or used in any place or- building which,ljes dangerously near-to any infected building or district.  5. All railway and steamboat companies must  strictly adhere to the following regulations:  (a) All mail and baggage from poin's abovo  mentioned destined for the City of Kelson, on or  before leaving the last point of call'oii Kootenay  River must furnish the inspector or ofllcer in  charge of the carrying out of these regulations,  with a certificate from the health officer of such  Eoints where fumigation takes place that same  as been done.  (b) All cars or steamboats on which have  been discovered infected ��� persons, baggage or  mail, will not be permitted to again convey passengers, baggago, etc., into the City of Nelson  until disinfected and fumigated to tlio satisfaction of Iho medical health ofllcer of this city.  (c) No Indians shall be allowed to land in the  City of Nelson under any conditions.  This proclamation goes in to efl'ect immediately.  FRANK FLETCHER,  Mayor of the City of Nelson.  D. LA HAU,  Medical Health Ofllcor.  Nelson, B. C, Marcli 2nd, 1901.  PROS-  TBADE3   UNIONS.  TSTELSON SOCIALISTIC EDUCATIONAL  ���" CLUB meets every Sunday at 3 o'clock p.m.  in Iho Miners' Union Hall. A cordial invitation  is extended to every one to come and take part  in discussions.   John Roberts, secretary.  LAUNDRY WORKKRS' UNION OF NKLSON  No. 8501, A F. of L.-Meets in Miners' Union  .'Hall, C. 1J. It. flock, corner of Bnker and Stani  ley streets, on fourth Fridaj in every month at  7::i0 p.m. sharp. Visiting members of American  Federation cordially invited to attend. C. Fredrick, president; A. \V. McFee, secretary.  KLSON MINERS' UNION NO. 96, W. V. it  M.���Meets in miners' union rooms, northwest corner of Baker and Stanley streets, every  Saturday evening at 8 o'clock. Visiting meiu  bers welcome. M. R. Mowatt, President. Janie  Wilkes, Secretary. Union Scai.k ok Wagkb  for NKr.soN Distkict���Per shift, machine  men, $3.50: hanimersmen miners, $J.25; muckers,  carmen, shovelers and other underground laborers. $3.00.  rpRADES AND LABOR COUNCIL.���The regu-  ���*- lar meetings of the Nelson Trades and Labor  Council will be held in the miners' union hall,  corner Baker and Stanley streets, on the flrst ana  third Thursday of each month, ��t 8 p, m. C. J."  Clayton, President; A. T. Curie, Secretary.    ^  ���s of the Carpenters'Union  are hold on * Wednesday  ovening of each  rpHE rogular meetini  J-   are hold on * Wednesday*  ovening  week, at 7 o'clock, in tho Miners' Union rooms  CLASSES   OF   INSTRUCTION   FOR  PECTORS AND OTHERS.  Markets=at=Nelson,^Rossland^TrailrH^  Denver, Revelstoke, Ferguson Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade City, Mid  way, and Vancouver.  Mail Orders Promptly Forwarded  West Kootenay Butcher Co.  ALL KINDS OF  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  &AEbcs?i&E? E. C. TRAVES, Manager  ORDERS BY MAIL RKCJCIVW rJARKITUr. AND PROMPT AT I'HMTinN  Hotel For Rent  First-class hotel property, .in  Nelson, for rent. Business gives  big returns. For particulars  address P. O. Box 719, Nelson.  THOMPSON & DOUGLAS  Victoria Street.  PAINTERS  Decorators and  Paper Hangers.  NELSON BUSINESS COLLEGE  SPRING  TERM  BECINS  APRIL 1st.  Bookkeeping,    shorthand    and  thoroughly taught. Do not rains this opportunity  of acquiring a business education.   typewriting  opportunity  Note address.  fxxinixx��xx��iixiiiiixixixixinixxixi��i��ixxx��ixxxzxi��r=��jixi��iiiirixiiiixijitrxiiixii��zxx����xxixx��ixy  THE   PROSPECTORS   EXCHANGE  . No. 4, K.W. C. Block, NELSON, B.-C.  Gold, Silver-Lead and Copper Mines wanted at the Exchange.  Free-Milling Gold Properties -wanted at once for Eastern Investors.  ���-. ������i**'.  '  ��� ��� ���.  Parties having mining^property for sale are requested to send samples of thoir ore to���lh0  Exchange for exhibition, we desire to hear from all prospectors who havo promising mineral  claims in British Columbia.. ' , ��� ..,���  Prospectors and mining men are requested to make tho Exchange thoir headquarters tvhon  in Nelson. ' *  All samples should bo sent by express. Prepaid.  Address all communications to  Telephone  104  P. O. Box 700  Correspondence solicited.  ANDREW   F.  ROSENBERGER,  Nelson,  B.C.  sjnrxnErtTxTTXOT-.nxTxrxxxxxixTiixxxrxixrxrixxxireixi *  W.'P. TIERNEY  Telephone 203.  AGENT FOR GALT COAL  WEST TRANSFER GO.  N. T. MACLEOD, Manager.  All  Kinds of  Office: Two Doors West C. P. R. Offices  Teaming  Work.  and  Transfer  FURNISHED   HOUSES  Wo have several good furnished houses to lot  for the summer months.  CORNER WARD AND BAKER STREETS  H. &   M.  BIRD  BROKEN UlLh BLOCK.  .Agents for Hard nnd Soft Coal. Imperial Oil  fXmipany. Washington Brick, Lime & Manufacturing Company. Oeneral commercial agents  and brokers.  All coal and wood strictly caRh on delivery.  NOTICE is hereby given that classes of instruction for prospectors, miners and others interested in mining are being held in Ko��sland, li.  C, under tlie control of the Itossland School of  Mines, assisted by a grant from tho Provincial  Government. ��� ^T,_,^��� X__  ���Tlfc~Instnictorsrare-JrMr-McGregorrBrTA��� Sc.���  P. _i. S., and H, K. T. Iiaultain, B. A. Sc.  The course extends over the months of Janu-  nry, February, March and April, nnd consists of  a series of lectures and classes on live evenings of  each week.  The course covers:���  Chbmistkv.���A short course of lectures preparatory to the course in mineralogy and blotv-  pipinK-  Mi.n'kkai.ogv A.VD Bi.ovi'ii'i.No.���Lectures on  tho elements of mineralogy illustrated by hand  specimens and a course of blowpiping.  - Gkoi.oov.���Lectures on elements of geology as  illustrated from the geology of British Columbia,  nnd the mode of occurrence of ore deposits, vein  formation, fissured, faults, etc., anO. field  methods.  PltOSl'KC.TINO AND Wl.VN'IXO OK OHKS.���TllO ap-.  plication of the principles of mineralogy, geology,  and mechanics to tho discovery and winning of  valuable minerals, and the methods and appliances in use to open up the deposits, and the various methods of oro treatment.  Mkciianich.��� Tho elementary principles of mechanics nnd their application to mining, dealing  with strength of iron, steel and Umber, aud machinery.  Dhawixo.���Tho elements of drawing, such as  ���will unable Uio student to make serviceable  skotches In the (lcld, the free-hand sketching of  machinery, and tho principles of reading maps  and plans and stirvoyR.  Thero will bo a small reference library. -  KICIIAItn MoHHIDK,  Minister of Mines.  NELSON ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER No 123  G. It. C���Mee's third Wednesday. Sojourn-  -ing^companions invited.-George JolinsloncZ.; K._  AV. Matthews, S. K.  TELEPHONK 147.  Office 184 fia^er St.  NOTICE.  Town Lots, New Denver.  Notice is hereby given that, In pursuance of  the notification published by this Department,  and dated 22nd June, 1809, under section 33 of tho  "Ijind Act," agreements for tho sale of Lots in  the Town of New Denver, which were purchased  from tho Government at public auction on 20l1i  July, 1892, and upon whicli lhe balance of purchase money and interest, is not fully paid up by  the 30th of April next, will be cancelled and all  moneys paid therein will be forfeited.  W. C. WKLLS,  Chief Commission of Lands and Works.  Lands and Works Department,  Victoria, ii. C, 21st March, 1001,  DISSOLUTION   OF  PARTNERSHIP.  Notice is horeby given that the partnership  heretofore existing between Lewis Noll and  Wesley K. Cox, carrying on business as hoi el-  keepers in the premises known as the I'orto Kico  hotel at Porto Itico Siding, H. C, under the firm  iiamo of Noll & Cox, has this day been dissolved  by mutual consent. For tho future the Porto  Uico hotel will be conducted by Lewis Noll, who  -will assume all liabilities of the late Arm and to  whom all accounts owing mid firm are herowith  payablo. LOUIS NOLL,  WESLEY E. COX.  Witness: Rout. Rknwick.  Nelaon, March 26th, 1901.  corner of Baker and Stanley streets. Charles  Clayton, President.   John MeLeod, Secretary.  ARBERS" UNION.���Nelson Union. No. 196. of  the International Journeymen Barber s Un  ion of America, meets every first and third Monday of each month in Miner's Union Hall, at 8.30  sharp. Visiting brothers cordially invited to  attend.' R. McMahon, president; J. H. Mat ho  son. secretary-treasurer; J. C. Gardnor, recording  secretary. *  ABORERS' UNION.-Nelson Laborers' Pro  teotivo Union. No. 8121, A. P. of L., meets in  Miners' Union hall, C. P. R. block, corner of  Kaker and Stanley stroets, every Monday evening  at7:30p.m. sharp. Visitingmembcrsof tnoAmeii-  can Federation cordially invited to attend.  A. J. Curie, President. John Roberts, recording secretary.  regular    la held  the first and third Fridays in each month at Miners' Union hall at 7:30 sharp. George Eacri'.t,  Prosidont; Henry Bennett, Secretary.  WAITERS' UNION -Regular  every Tucsdny evening at 8-30  o clock, in Miners' Union Hall, corner of B-iknr  and Stanley streets. Vibting brethren cordially  invited. Chris. Luft, president; H. Sinelser, financial and recording secretary.  PLASTERERS' UNION-The O. P. I. A. No.  172, meets ovory Monday evening in the  Elliot block, corner Baker and Stanley streets, a*i  8 o'olock. J. D. Mover, cresident; William  Vice, secretary, P. O. Box 01G.  NEL80N.PAINTERS' UNION-The  meeting of the   Painters'  Union  COOKS' AND  meetings  Min  &  FRATERNAL   SOCIETIES  NELSON LODGE. NO. 23, A. B\ & A. M  Moete socond Wednesday In each month  Sojourning brethren Invited.  NELSON AKIUE, No. 22. F. O. E.���Moet second  and fourth Wednesday of each month, ab  Fraternity Ilall.    Georgo  Bartlott,  president  John V. Morrison, secretary.  TONIGHTS OF PYTHIAS���Nelson Lodge, No  2S, Knights of Pythias, meets in I.O. O. K.  akor and Kootenay streets, ever  Visiting Knights  M. Vincent C. C.  Hall, corner        Tuesday evonlng at 8 o'clook,  oordlally Invited to attend.   H,  A. T. Park, K. of R. & S.  KOOTENAY TENT NO. 7, K. O. T..M.���  Hold their regular meetings on the first and  third Thursdays of each month. Visiting Sir  Knights arc cordially Invited to attend. G. A.  Brown, R. K.; A. W. Purdy, Com.; R. J. Steel.  D. 8 C _���   R. B. REILEY  (SUCCESSOR TO H. D. ASHCROFT)  BLACKSMITHS   AND    WOOD   WORKtr.*  EXPERT HORSESHOEINC.  Special attention given to all kinds of repairing  and custom work from o'.'taldo pointe. Heavy  belts made to order on shot t notice.  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.  NOTICE.  Courts of Assize. Nisi Prius, Oyer and Terminer  and General Gaol Delivery will be holden in the  Court House at 11 o'clock in t he forenoon, at tho  places and on the dates following, namoly:  City of Nanaimo, on the 23rd day of April, 1901,  City of Now Westminster, on the 23rd duy of  April, 110!.  City of Nelson, on the 7th day of May, 1901.  City of Rovelstoke, on the 7th day of Ma/, 1901.  City of Vernon, on tho 15th day of May. 1901.  Oit.y of Kamloops, on the 23rd day of May, 1901.  City of Vancouver, on tho 2Lstday of May, 1901.  City of Victoria, on the 28th day of May, 1901.  Town of Clinton, on tho 28th day of May, 1901  By Command.  J. D. PRENTICE.  Provincial Secretary,  Provincial Secretary's Ofllce. .  f��th Maroh, 1901,  b'.-s  i-ej- \  A/ _T '���  4>  m.  -4  -     K* THE TRIBUNE:  KELSON, B C., FRIDAY, AMUr 19, 1901  ssayers 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   reasonable. ��� ^s  We aro British Columbia Agents for.      m  THE DENVER FIRE CLAY CO.'S GOODS  WM. AINSWORTH & SON'S BALANCES  SMITH & THOMPSON'S BALANCES  BRUNSTON'S POCKET TRANSITS  W. F.  VICTORIA   BLOCK  TEETZEL & CO.  NELSON,  B. C.  WORKS  ROSSLAND   EISOIINBERHNa  CUNLIFFE  & MeMILLAN .  Founders and  Machinists, Specialty of Ors Cars, Ore-Bin  Doors and Caneral Mining Maohlnery.  List of second-hand machinery on hand, which 'has been thoroughly overhauled and Is as good  Q.S n*AW * "*  1 2t-H. P. Locomotive-type boiler, with engine attached and all fittings, ready to torn on steam,  1 -6i"x8" Double-Cylinder Friction Drain-Hoist, built by Ingersoll Co.  '   1' Sinking Pump, No. 5 Cameron, New York.  1 Sinking Pump, 10"x5"xl3", outside packed plunger pattern.        ~ , t   .,\    ���,  Watch this advertisement for further lists, or wnte us before you buy for complete list.   We  may have just what you want. *  Agents for Northey Pumps.   Stock carried.  P.  O.  Box 198. THIRD  AVENUE,   ROSSLAND.  mx  3��<  %  ^  MORRISON & CALDWELL  PROVISIONS   AND   PRODUCE. -  OUR LEADERS���  The well-known Newdale Creamery.Butter  In all sized packages and 1-pound brioks  September Selected Ontario Cheese  Choice Matured Canadian Stilton Cheese  Fresh Bogustown Ranch Eggs  Sole Agents for Regal Brand Tea; Coffee and Spices  Baker Street,  Nelson. B. C.  Morrison & Caldwell  ��  BROTHERS  PLUMBERS.  GOOD GOODS.  REASONABL PRICES  "Will call at your residence or place  of business with catalogues and  prices anytime if dropped apostcard.  OPPOSITE POSTOFFICE.  NELSON. B. O  TO EAILWAY CONTRACTOKS.  Bids will be received by the Arrowhead &  Kootenay llnilway Company for the building of  ii railway from Lardo to Trout lake, in tho  district of West Kootenay, 13. C. This work will  include clearing of right of way, grading, bridging, tracklaying and surfacing for a total distance  of about 35 miles.  Plans, specifications and fonnsof tender will be  furnished on application, or may be examined in  Uieoilice of .1. O. Sullivan, division engineer.  Trail, B. C. Bids for this work to be pent to the  office of W. V. Tye, chief engineer, Winnipeg,  Manitoba, and must, reach there not later than  12 o'clock. Monday, April 29th. The lowest  or any tender not necessarily accepted.  J. G. SULUVAN.  April lGlh, 1901. Trail, U. C.  NELSON LICENCE DISTRICT.  u  Notice is hereby given that W. 0. Telford has  made application under the provisions of the  "Liquor Licence Act, 15100," for an hotel licence at  Granite Siding, flvv. miles west of Nelson.  A meeting of tho Board of Licence CommiH-  Fionei-R of the Nel.son Licence District will bo held  to consider such amplication at the Court House  at the City of" Nelson on Tuesday, the thirtieth  day of April, 1901, at the hourof ten o'clock in the  forenoon.  W. H. BULLOCK-WEBSTER,  Chief Licenco Inspector.  Chief Constable's Office, Nelson, B.C.,  April 10th, 1901.  AINSWORTH   LICENCE  DISTRICT.  Notice is hereby given tliat James McDonald  h��is made appl'cation under the provisions of the  "Liquor Licence Act, 1900," for an hotel licence  for the Hotel Ralph at Lai do.  ngo  sioners of the Ainsworth Licence District will be  A meeting of the Board of Licence Cominis-  held to consider such application at the.Court  House at the City of Kaslo on Wednesday, the  lirst day of M��y, 1901, at the hour of eight o clock  in the afternoon.  W. H. BULLOCK-WKBSTICR,  Chief Licence Inspector.  .Chief Constable's Olllco. Nelson; B. C.  Ap-illti'h, 180L  VISITOR FROM NEW ONTARIO  Who Talks of the Rainy River.  Among tlie arrivals at the Hume  last night was W. A. Preston, manager of the Olive mine. The Olive  mine is in New Ontario, and in  what is known as Mine Centre, on  Rainy lake. Mr. Preston says the  district is exceptionally rich in free  milling ores, and that up to date:  nothing has been found there but  gold and iron, but there is reason to  believe that some nickel deposits  will be uncovered. The ore, as a  rule, lies in immense bodies and is  low grade, but many exceptionally  rich leads have been located. The  district is an immense one, and is.  not prospected to any extent, and  being somewhat isolated and  difficult of approach, its progress  will be slow. There is little  machinery in at present, but a good  deal of satisfactory work lias been  done on the Olive. The climate  will never make the place a health  resort, as the fall is wet and the  winter long and severe���40 degrees  below zero not being uncommon.  New Ontario, which is now attracting a good deal of attention in  the east, is an immense tract of fertile land in the valley of the Rainy  river, between Fort Francis and the  Lake of the Woods. Hundreds of  families are going in this year and.  the district is fast filling up.   The  agricultural lands are very rich,  and the place gives promise of a  great future. Great belts of good  timber are scattered throughout  New Ontario and the water power  is unlimited. "But," says Mr. Preston, "the man who called it Rainy  river knew what he was doing. The  raiufall is very heavy, but when  the summer opens up anything will  grow there. It will be a rich and  populous country in the near fixture. Tlie Rainy lake drains the  Rainy river and a number of  smaller streams empty into it. We  are in the lake district, which is a  rocky country of early volcanic  formation in whicli gold is found  from one end to the other. In the  winter months miners can only  work underground, so severe is the  frost. I have never experienced  such thunder storms as prevail  there. When we get machinery in  the wealth of the place will astonish the world."  EASTERN CANADIAN NEWS  MONTREAL, 18.���Madam Albani  has engaged a suit of rooms on the  Allan liner Tunisan, and will sail  from here for Liverpool on May  18 th.  CHATHAM, 18.���Faubert.a prominent Dover township farmer, lost  his barns, granaries and outbuildings by fire yesterday, caused by  his children playing with matches  in the barn.  GRAND MERE, Quebec,. 18.���  The strike at the works of the  Laurentide Pulp and Paper Company here has ended. Most of the  men returned to work and the  others left town.  TORONTO, 18.���Half a dozen  citizens in - Central and West  Toronto who have refused to answer  the questions of the census enumerators are to be brought before the  police magistrate tomorrow.  SYDNEY, 18.���The steamer Al-  ladin sails today for the United  Kingdom with 2400 tons of pig iron,  the first-shipment from the Dominion Iron and Steel Company's works  to Great Britain.  MONTREAL, 18.���A child by the  name of Lionel Reed, aged 5 years,  Avas rim over by_ a street car. at  Maisonneuve today. The little victim was conveyed to the general  hospital, where he died shortly  after admittance.  '., MONTREAL, 18.���James Ross, a  well known capitalist arrived from  London today. He made the interesting announcement, that an  English firm has concluded to take  150,000 tons "'annually of the  Dominion Iron & Steel Company's  pig iron.  MONTREAL, 18.'^-The jury today  awarded Mrs. Richard Ramsden  and her children $10,000- damages  against the Grand Trunk Railway  Company.' Her husband was a  freight conductor, and was~ killed  while his train was standing under  the protection of a semaphore, by  another train running into it  through the brakes of the.locomotive being out of order.  CORNWALL, 18.���The body of  Wellington B. Oruheret, a commercial traveller, has been found in a  wood car. The deceased left home  on Monday and not returning, a  search party was sent out and found  the body. He had trouble with his  head since being hurt in a raihVay  accident two years ago. For nearly  thirty years he was employed by  Sperry & Company of Montreal.  . CORNWALL, 18.���Two tragic  deaths are reported'from Charlotte-  burg township, adjoining the village of Lancaster. Two young boys  named Bergeron went out spearing  fish in a neighboring creek. Farmers in the vicinity saw them  stagger and fall into the creek.  They found the boys lying speechless, with their faces turning blue.  A doctor was summoned, but before he arrived the boys were dead.  It is supposed they partook of some  poisonous herbs.  Killed .the Woman He Loved.  Paris, April 18.���Madame .. Las-  cher : Englander, living at Passy,.  was murdered yesterday by Ferdinand Ernijb;: because she refused  to marry him. Ernst, who was  born in Chicago, and who is said to  be director of the Manchester  House arid a .-British subject,', then  shot himself. All of the parties  were.prominent socially. The victim was a woman of independent  means. The murderer, who died at  a hospital, left arrangements for  defraying the funeral expenses of  the victim from his personal estate.  Patrick Case Before the Jury.  Nkw York, April 18.���The charge  against lawyer Patrick, of murdering millionaire William M. Rice,  was submitted today to the grand  jury by assistant district-attorney  Francis P Garven. Valet Jones was  the first witness, afterwards many  others were called. The grand jury  adjourned till tomorrow without re-.  turning a verdict.  COUNT WALDERSEE ESCAPED  PROM THE BURNING PALACE,OF  THE EMPRESS.  General Schwartzhof, His Chief of Staff,  Re-Enters the Building and  Loses His Life.  Berlin, April 18.���A despatch  from Pekin says that count Von  Waldersee escaped with great difficulty through a window from the  burning palace of the empress,  which was destroyed by fire yesterday. Major-general Schwartzhof,  count Waldersee's chief of staff,  appears to have lost his life by returning to- the burning building  after having escaped from it. The  foreign office has no further details  of the fire, lias no theory as to its  origin, and is awaiting further information on the subject.  Prince Herbert Bismarck has  made a speech at Berg today in  which he criticized emperor William's zig-zag course, quoting the  elder Bismarck's words : "The way  of destruction for the government  is to do first this and then that, aud  promise today what it does not do  tomorrow." Prince Herbert praised  count Von Buelow as the most  capable German diplomatist, and  recognized VonBuelow's interest iu  agriculture, but demanded that he  follow up this with the assistance  needed, which was an agricultural  tariff. ~   PERSONAL.  Police magistrate Bbultbee and  Mrs. Boultbee wvre in town yes'.erday." They  were en route lo Robson to mret their daughter,  who has been attending school at Vancouver.  D. J. Robinson, the furniture man,  left yo-terday for Sandon to look after business  in his branch e-tablishment. there.  J. Wilson, superintendent of  telegraDh, is up from Vancouver, and registered  at lhe Phair last night.  C.   Gardiner,   master   mechanic,  C P. R.t arrived at the Phair last night from  Van ouver.  T. G. Roy, foreman of the Silver  Hill mine, U at tho Tremont'.  "William     Rusenstrom,     Slocan,  registered at the Tremont last night.  W. A. Preston," manager  of the'  Olive mine in Mine Centre, New Ontaiio, is at  tbe Hume. '   ,  H. R. CAMERON  AGENT  ����.    -   Baker Street  The only complete Fire Insurance  policy -writing office in the city.  MONEY TO LOAN  OV IMPROVED  ,'.  PROPERTY AT 8%  Borrowers can rely on getting their  -   money when they want it.  New Bakery  The Star Bakery has opened  a���branch���store���on���Josephine:  street, next to F. Irvine.& Co.'s  millinery establishment.  BREAD  REDUCED IN       -  PRICE BUT  NOT IN  WEIGHT  per   loaf,  display of  Sold at 5 cents  Come and see the  cakes, etc.  R. G. JOY, Proprietor  Porto Rico Lumber Co.  (LIMITED)  COBNKR OF  HENDRYX AND VBltNON STREETS  Rough and  Dressed  Lumber  Shingles  Mouldings  A-1 White Pine Lumber Always in  StocK-  We carry a complete stock of  Ooast Flooring, Ceiling, Inside.Finish, Turned Work, Sash and Doors.  Special order work will receive  prompt attention.  Porto Rico Lumber Co. Ltd.  TELEPHONE 27  H.    B"Y"B  cfe CO  PAINTS, OILS AND GLASS.  GARDEN  TOOLS.  REFRIGERATORS  POULTRY NETTING  Store, Corner Baker and Josephine Sti eeb  RUBBER AND COTTON HOSE.  Sole   Agents   for   Giant   Powder   Company   and   Truax   Automatic   Ore   Cars.  JSTEILS03SF  STORES   AT  S^ItsTIDOIET  GREEN MOUNTAIN'S LEDGE  Largest in Rossland Camp.  Rossland, April 18.���The last  boring made by the diamond drill  on the Green Mountain shows that  it has one.of. the; largest ledges in  the Trail Creek district. Recently  the diamond drill was started from  the surface, boring at an angle of  45 degrees. When the drill had  penetrated 200 feet a ledge. was enr  countered. Ore was bored through  for 35 feet, and then a porphyry  Avail was met. The porphyry  lasted for three feet, and next came  80 feet more of ore. Beyond this  what appears to be an ancient river  bed was met. This shows that the  ledge is practically 115 feet wide,  making it the widest ore body so  far found in the camp.'  The LeRoi has one ore body, being stpped from wall to wall, which  is 105 feet wide. The" ore in the  Green mountain find carries molybdenite, gold and copper.' It is identical with the ore found in the  Giant and the management think  that the ledge is an extension of the  one found in the Giant. The borings run from $8 to $10 to the ton.  Doubtless rich ore chutes will be  encountered when the ledge is  drifted on. The ore can be readily  concentrated, and the find, may be  regarded as the most .important  that has been made.in <the camp  for several months. The manage-;  ment is arranging to open the  ledge by means of shafts and drifts.  P. McL. Fbriri will tiolH phambets  this morning at the court house..-  ;  House  Time  There are two ways to.  find'a house to suit you.  ONE WAY  Is to get your wife and children  and the dog and the parrot, and  start out and go up one street  and down the other until yoii  find a house that suits you, and  then.go up and rap at the door  and find out that the house has  just been'rented. .     ���.  There^is  Mother  Way  Put a want advertisement in  The Tribune and let the landlords look you up. Don't worry.  They'll do itv: and j you will  make a better deal and save  shoe leather.  By-advertising in The  Tribune you can  Make the  House  Hunt You  FRESH  VEGETABLES  ��� a     ������  are still in the market. We  have some of the nicest  cabbage, carrots, and parsnips that we have ever  handled. Also a complete  stock of green vegetables  arrive daily, consisting of  lettuce, onions, asparagus,  spinach, rhubarb, and ripe  tomatoes.  KIRKPATRICK & WILSON  i  The LEADING  GROCERS'  Telephone 10 K-W-C Block, Baker Street  1  FISHING TACKLE  IS NOT A NEW VENTURE WITH US. -   II  We'know your wants and have_\vhat you need. Our line is  too large to enumerate, but a call will convince you that it is  the most complete in the city. . "  LAWRENCE   HARDWARE   CO.  ��� Importers and Dealers ln Shelf and Heavy Hardware.  NELSON CLOTHING HOUSE  ' ;���       '   . "    NO.   219  BAKER   STREET,   NELSON.,  ' \    '  "n:^TOO   ZMT^JST^T   SHOES  25  Per  Cent  Discount.  From this date I will give 25 per cent discount on all boots and  shoes in stock., My stock is complete and. very large, and in order  to reduce same I am offering the public this great chance to secure new  and up-to-date goods at these extremely low prices.  J. A. Gilker, Proprietor  E. FERGUSON & CO.  WHOLESALE LIQUORS^ANDCIGARS:  NELSON, BEITISH COLUMBIA.  DOMESTIC CICARS  Amongst   a large   assorfc-  ;-: ment we carry the following brands:. El Cietb, FlOr  ��� ''de Melba, La   Ma rea, La  . Veda, . Rosebery,    Buena  Galana.  THE GRANDA HAVANA CICARS  A full line ranging from  $50 to $120. A declaration  accompanies each box, certifying that the finest  Havana tobacco only is  used by this factory. We  recommend them.  Oiir Special Canadian Bye is the Most Palatable Whiskey in the  Market.   We have it in bulk and in cases 5's and G's.  PERSONAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO MAIL ORDERS  Fishing Taelde  We carry in stock Hardy Bros,  steel-center and greenheart fly  rods, reels,flies, casts, traces,  and baits. Our line is very  large and complete. Mail orders receive prompt attention.  TISDALL'S  GUN STORE  VANCOUVER.  HiH.i _L J {^  ALL KINDS OF FLOWER, VEGETABLE AND GARDEN SEEDS  Houston Block.  Telephone 161.  P. O. Box 176.  JOHN A. IRVING & CO.

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