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 life  ���Sr^Ss-TSsSfe^***^^!  '" ....-"-;vy.-.-Kv TTlT;T��^Ka%JCl  I'-,!'  ft  Mineral Production of British Columbia in 1900  $16,407,645  Mineral Production of Kootenay lq 18C0  $10,562,032  t  NINTH YEAR  NELSON, B. C.,' WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 1,  1901  PRICE. FIVE CENTS  ;��� l  i  w  I'  ii  _  [ii  It)  TO REDUCE THEIR ARMIES  FOREIGN    MINISTERS     SUGGEST  THIS   COURSE.  Chinese Occupation May  Cost Allies  More Than the Resources of  the Country Can Stand.  m  II  "% *  \i  m-  i  ')���  ���1 ���*  Pekin, April 29.���At a conference  of the foreign ministers today some  time was spent in considering the  reply of the ministers to the view*  recently enunciated by the generals  regarding questions of a purely  military character. The ministers  agree witli the generals as to razing  the forts, and also as to the points  to" be'occupied between Pekin and  the sea, but they desire the generals  to specify the, numbers of the  different nationalities at Tien Tain  and Shan Hai Kwan. So far as  concerns the garrison of four thousand men, which is to remain provisionally at Tien Tsin during the  ' period of actual occupation, it will  be necessary, that each nation's  strength shall be determined. The  ministers believe that the provincial  government at Tien Tsin should be  abolished as soon as the situation  permits. They agree that the  forces in China should be under one  commander-in-chief, but they contend that the generals should  �� understand that tlie legation guards  are entirely outside such forces,  and under their respective ministers.  The ministers suggested that it  would be necessary for the generals  to consider the advisability of entrusting the police and administration of Pekin to Chinese officials,  about one month before the evacuation ; but iu considering this ques  ,/. tion they urged that the fact must  be recalled that there had never  been military administration, or a  permanent military organization in  Pekin, as troops Avith banners could   not be considered such. -.Concernipg^  the question of military evacuation  the ministers informed the generals  that a proposition so conceived had  been submitted unanimously, by  the representatives "of the powers  to their governments, that a partial  reduction of troops - was already  possible, but the evacuation proper  could . not* commence before "the  Chinese government had fulfilled  articles two and ten ; of the joint  note, and not before China had  accepted the general conditions for  the payment of indemnities.  Paris, April 30.���The foreign  office has received a dispatch from  Meng Tze, province of Yun Nan,  announcing the arrival there of M.  Francois, the French consul, on his  return to his post. He says that  according to the demands of the  Fre"nch~governmentrhe~was~m~et~by~  Chinese troops ten kilometers from  Meng Tze. They rendered him  honors, and high mandarins preferred the official apologiea and re-  gtets of the Chinese government  for the events of last June.  Bisiu.in, April 30.���It is stated  by officials here that the main German �� expeditionary force in China  is now withdrawing to its former  position, leaving .a garrison at tho  pass at the great wall. The uon-  participation of tho French in the  battle was, not duo to orders received from Paris, but to. their failure to arrive in time. Further expeditions are not projected and will  depend upon whether the Chinese  make such expeditions necessary.  In official circles it is believed that  general Liu acted upon his own  initiative, or perhaps at the suggestion of some anti-foreign mandarin,  the officials not believing that the  Chinese government ordered general Liu to resist the Germans,  since such action is plainly against  the government's interests.  Berlin, April 30.���Official dispatches have., been * received here  ���confirming previous dispatches  from Pekin, to the effect that  major-general Von Guyl has been  appointed chief of staff to field  marshal Von Waldersee, succeeding general Schwaerf/.hoff, who lost  his life in the' fire that destroyed  count Von Waldersee's headquarters.   7     ' ���  '; Father and Son Murderers.  !        Kansas City, April 30.���Dr. J. L.  I Gartrell, 70 years old, today con-  ���*!��� fessed to chief of police Hays,, that  i he killed D. B. Donegan, a Colorado  miner,   whose   body   was    fouud I  J recently in a muddy creek between j  ,-'/  Amoret and Nihart, Missouri. The  confession was in writing. W. P.  Gartrell, the doctor's son, confessed  to his knowledge of the crime and  to helping dispose of the body. The  men were arrested last night after  Dr. Gartrell had demanded the proceeds from a sale of Donegan's team  and wagon which hadcbeen sold by.  a local dealer. The younger Gartrell was the first to confess. When  shown his son's confession, Dr.  Gartrell admitted having killed  Donegan with an axe. Donegan  left Colorado for Kansas City  March 15th, and was driving to  Oklahoma when he met the  Gar tr ells.   MONTREAL  IS  DISCARDED  MORGAN'S SHIPPING  DEAL  EXPLAINED   B7  CHAIRMAN   OF  THE LEYLAND LINE..  He Has Not Control But Will Have  Satisfactory. Arrangements With  Controlling Interest.  BY THE GRAND TRUNK RAILWAY  COMPANY.  President Rivers-Wilson Says Portland  Is the Natural Outlet for Canada's  Bonused Railway.  London, April 30.���The semiannual meeting of shareholders of  the Grand Trunk railroad today  was largely attended. The directors' reports showing decreases in  receipts, and an increase in the expenses, were accepted without criticism. The president, sir Charles  Rivers-Wilson, said the Buffalo  exhibition ought to' bring largely  increased traffic, and recommended  that the shareholders visit it. He  dilated on the advantages owhich  accrued to the Grand Trunk railway by the new arrangement allowing it to enter the Union Depot at  Buffalo. Referring to the company's  intention to spend $40,000 at Portland, Maine, for the construction of  a new grain elevator, sir -Charles-  said the feeling ia. Canada over the  patronage of an American port was  quite unjustifiable, as Montreal's  facilities for shipping and storing  grain were extremely- inadequate:  Sentiment must not be allowed to  interfere with business, but-he was  glad to say Montreal contemplated  making considerable improvements.  Portland, however, was the natural  outlet of- the line. The retiring  directors were re-elected.  TRAMWAY SCHEME KILLED  Greenwood Bags Deposit. ���  Greenwood, April 30.���[Special  to The Tribune.!���The agreement  between the Greenwood-Phoenix  Tramway Company and the city  was killed in committee of the city,  council at last night's meeting. The  company asked for a bonus of $50,-  000, with the privilege of using cer-  tain^streetsTand'to^pel^tWbysteam-  or electricity. At the time of the  first application the company deposited a forfeit of $5000 with the  city as a guarantee to begin work  within a certain period. Failing  this the city has confiscated the deposit. While there seemed to be  little opposition to granting; the  bonus the members of the council  objected to allowing the company  to run cars propelled - by -steam  power on Copper street, the main  business thoroughfare. The 'citizens  generally regret the action taken,  as all realize that the construction  of the tramway between here and  Phoenix, tapping as it would nearby  camps, must have built up Greenwood trade to an appreciable extent.        ��  To Be Buried Today.  P. J. Gallagher, an old schoolmate of Dennis'Coughlin, who died  in the general hospital on Monday,  arrived in town yesterday to look  after the funeral of his deceased  friend. The funeral will start from  the undertaking parlors this morning in time to reach the Roman  Catholic church by 8 o'clock; when  high mass will be said, after which  the procession will leave for the  cemetery.  Improving the Court House'Grounds.  The contractors for the excavation work at the new custom-house-  postoffice building having filled in  the opening on Vernon street  opposite the Hume Hotel, yesterday  commenced to dump on the court  house grounds, where the chain  gang is' at work -spreading the  earth. It is hoped there will be  sufficient material available to bring  the grounds up to street level.  London, April 30.���A circular  was issued this morning by chairman EUerman of the Leyland line,  in, which he informs the shareholders that he has entered into a provisional contract with J. Peirpont  Morgan, for the sale of his entire  holdings or ordinary-shares Jn the  steamship line, namely 71,000 shares;  at fourteen pounds ten shillings per  share for each ten pound share, and  that Mr. Morgan agrees to purchase  on similar terms all ordinary shares  offered before May 20th.  Mr. Ellerman binds himself not  to engage either "directly, or indirectly in the -"North Atlantic  trade, either with the-United'Kingdom or the continent, except between Antwerp and Montreal, for  a term of fourteen years, on condition that the purchasers sell him  the Mediterranean, Portugal, and  the Montreal fleets, and the business  connected therewith* at an agreed  price. Mr. Ellerman adds that he  proposes to retain his entire holdings in preference shares,' amount-"  ing to over ��180,000, and his co-  directors will retain all the preference holdings, amounting to ��120,-  000. Mr. Ellerman also offers- to  buy any- preference shares,. at par  and their accrued interests.  A circular is issued by the secretary of the Leyland # line and accompanies Mr. Ellerman's circular.  It explains that the directors, including Mr. Ellerman, hold ��886,-  080 out of .,��1,200,000 ordinary  shares capital, and ��314,000 out of  ��414,000 preference capital. Several  directors .-also - control' a large  amount bt other shares, and.all.the  directors intend to vote in support  of Mr. Ellerman's arrangement at  all the meetings called in connection therewith.  This shipping deal creates great  interest in ��� the commercial world.  Though no definite information is,  yet obtainable it is understood that  the American line management has  also been iu conference with Messrs.  Morgan & Baker, with the. idea'  either of joining or making a  working arrangement. Liverpool  shipping circles this morning- were  seemingly ignorant of this phase.  They predict sharp competition between the Morgan people and the  American line.  Aside from the hew combination  there is general activity among all  steamship lines. Two conferences  will be held in the ��� near future.  The first will be held with the view  of bringing the White Star and  Cuuard lines into .the continental  pool. . The second- will- be a conference of the other..'lines to fix  a uniform steerage rate. It will  be held in Paris this.week.  They Want. Creamery -Butter.' '���.  ... ; >, .   .*;.  ������- , ���    -. -.-,y;> "^-^~i. **.     - -r.     ���  ; Messrs. Starkeyr;&|jC!o.%��''esterday  received a letter fi'iom''H*��;;L'.'Borderi  at Ottawa. acknowledging the receipt bf their communication; with  respect to the. management of the  government creameries,- and stating  that he would dendeavor to have  the grievance to which they referred.brought to-the. attention of  the house at an early date.. The  grievance alluded to is that the  firm are anxious to handle the prit?-  duct of the, creameries, and that  they are unable to obtain from the  proper authorities the information  for which they apply.: -They have  asked to be allowed- jtoj"tender on  the butter, for instance, rand were  informed that there was none available, while at the time it was, and  they claim is, being bandied by  other jobbers in the Kootenays.  The subject* was brought up in the  Dominion house recently, but nothing has been done to rectify  matters, and Starkey & Co. persist  in their claim that there should be  no special privilege in handling the  products of the creameries.  Board of Works at Burial Ground.  A couple' of covered carriages  yesterday pulled up at the city  hall, and having taken on board  the ^<5ity clerk, city engineer and  members of the board of worksy]  drove off, heading for the cemetery.  Speculation was rife and extrava-.  gant as to the object of the trip.  Mayor Fletcher hinted that they  were about to bury the board of  works, but the safe return of that  august body dissipated that idea.  Tlie truth is the party was on a  tour of inspection, and "took in"  the cemetery to. enquire into-the  best and cheapest method of supplying the grounds with water. At  present the cemetery is a bleak  looking spot, the graves being entirely unadorned. The result ot  the trip will be reported to the city  council next Monday evening.  J. C. BROWN MAY GET IT?  luiiiii  ITO 1  Turner's Probable Successor.  Vancouver, April 30.���It is  generally belieyed here that J.  C. Brown, M.P.P.; of New Westminster, who was minister of  finance in the short-lived administration of Joseph Martin, will  be taken into the Dunsmuir  cabinet upon the retirement of  Hon. J. H. Turner. Brown is a  Liberal in Dominion politics,  and iu the days of the Semlin  opposition to the -Davie-Turner  administration used to divide  honors with F. C. Cotton as  financial critic of the opposition.  >WTTTTTTTTYTTTWrrrTrrrTTTTyrrTTTTTTTTTTTVTTTTTWrrW<  HILL  ANXIOUS   TO  BUILD  MAKES A NEW   PROPOSITION TO  THE GOVERNMENT.  Will Commence Work at  Both Ends  ' But the Full Text of His  o  Offer Not Known,  Vancouver, April 30.���[Special  to The Tribune.]��� A Victoria special  says :: " THe.V. V." & E. Company  has offered the government today  to build thirty miles at this end  and thirty miles at the other end  of the" Coast-Kootenay road this  -summer, exclusive of Dominion sub,-  sidy, if the local government will  give $4000 per "mile. .  Victoria, April 30.���[Associated  Press.]���It is understood that'the.  government today received an offer  from the V., V. & E., which, if.  accepted, will involve the im-"  mediate construction of a portion  at least of the Coast-Kootenay road.  It is said that the company  mentioned agrees to proceed at  once, exclusive of any Dominion  subsidy, provided the local government gave them the" subsidy provided for its railway act. The offer  -provides-that-30-milesof-road-will-  be constructed at eaeh end during  the present summer.  THE C. P.J-M-VILL BUILD  Superintendent Marpole Interviewed.  Vancouver, April 30.��� [Special  to The Tribune.] ���Geueral superintendent Marpole, who returned  from Montreal today, where he  attended a conference with the  management, announces that the  Vancouver & Lulu Island railway  will be completed at once to Steves-  ton, aud the line will be built from  Abbotsford to Chilliwack as soon  as the route is selected by chief  engineer Tye. The line will be run  out from Vancouver to Greer's  beach, on English bay, where the  company will build a1 large summer  hotel as a pleasure resort. The  C. P. R. projects a fifty-day trip  around the world by*jway of St.  Petersburg and Vladircbstock, the  route being taken by William  Whyte, the newly"" appointed  assistant to the president.  A Vancouver syndicate has sold  fifteen copper claims at White  Horse to au English company for  $100,000.  The Great Northern railway is  inaugurating many improvements  in its service on the railway between here and Seattle.  Kaslo Smelter Proposition.  A couple of ore purchasers, engaged by the promoters of the proposed smelter at Kaslo, are touring  the country looking over the prospects, and are understood to report  that there is abundance of ore available.  STATISTICS OF ALL SORTS  TRADE INCREASES AND CRIME  DECREASES.  Nelson Imports More Goods, Consumes  Mora Liquor and Has More  Babies Than Formerly.  " The_ public business of Nelson  during the past month has been  very creditable, and goes, to show  the growth and importance of the  city.  Customs Returns.  For the month of April the following figures show the volume of  business done in this department:  Dutiable import value.. i.................. .$51,338  Free import value  18,167  Total import value $72,505  Duty collected  $14,012 80  . As compared with the corresponding month of -last year; the  collections show an increase of  $2586. The figures for that date  were:  Dutiable import value..  Free import value   Total.import duty.  Duty collected    $46,022       0,860   .$53,482   $11,456 30  Dick Slugg, who describes himself  as the champion light-weight of  Ontario. The performance started  with club swinging, tumbling and  horizontal bar exercises, and when  the two light-weights made their  appearance they received quite an  ovation. Charlie Goff refereed the  contest and at the close declared it  a draw. Iu the fourth round Slugg  had his right arm injured and  for the remainder of the fight was  obliged to act chiefly, on the defensive. Both men displayed considerable skill, but Ellis- had the  advantage of a couple of inches in  height and and a longer reach.-.  BILL HAS FEW SUPPORTERS  CHANGES   NOT   NECESSARY    IN  THE MINERAL ACT  Houston Will Endeavor-to Have the  .   Appellate   Court   Sit   in'  Nelson.  Inland Revenue.  In the inland revenue department  the collections for April were within  $40 of $5000, made up as follows:  Soirits $3442 74  Malt i     405 00  Tobacco     661 50,  Raw leaf     151 10  Cigars :     300 00  Total.. .- $4980 34  Police.  The police have had avery quiet  month. .There were 23 cases of  drunkeness, 6 breaches of the city  bylaws���health, fire and pound, 2  vagrants, ��� and 1 gambler. There  was not a single arrest for assault  or theft. There was one professional  gambler before the magistrate, and  he was fined $25 and costs. This  appears to have had a salutary  effect, as it has rid the town* of  many who lived by gambling.  The Fire' Department.  - The fire' brigade responded .-to-but  four calls during the month, and  the total damage was only $43.  This was on April 1st, at the residence of C. D. Curtis. The loss was  fully covered by insurance. On the  Oth the brigade was again out,  when a couple of Italians' shacks  were ablaze near ��the gas works.  However, they were offensive  squatters and no effort was made  to save the shacks. ' A smoke-stack  fire at the Nelson Sawmill and a  false alarm from the Sherbrooke  Hotel were the' other two calls of  the month.  Births, Marriages and Deaths.  For the month ending yesterday  there were recorded at the registrar's office 8 deaths, 18 births and  ^.marriages.���Patients-coming-into  the general hospital from outside  points contributed largely to the  death rate.  General Hospital.  At the Kootenay Lake General  Hospital during the month there  were 84 patients received, 8 of  these, however, were for out-door  treatment, and 22 were discharged.  There were three deaths for the  month. Tlie health of the city is  good. Most of the patients under  treatment are from outside points.  Provincial Jail.  At the provincial jail yesterday  there were but 17 prisoners, ,13 of  whom are undergoing various terms  of imprisonment, three awaiting-  trial, and one held for examination  for insanity. During the month  there were eight prisoners admitted  and eleven discharged, including  one who paid his fine, and two removed to other places for trial.  ' _f  Association .Football.  A meeting was held last evening  at the Hume hotel when-it was decided to reorganize the Nelson football club. The election of oflicers  ���was left over until after the first  practice, which will be held on  Thursday afternoon in the recrea-.  tion grounds at 3 o'clock. All enthusiasts and intended players are  expected to bear this in mind and  take an "active part in thoroughly  organizing the club iu order to make  it a success.  A Ten-round Sparring Contest.  Those who attended the athletic  tournament under the auspices of  the Nelson Athletic Club last night  enjoyed themselves. The feature  of the evening was a ten-round  sparring contest between Billy  l>'Ellis,  champion of Manitoba, and  Victoria, April 30.���[Special to  The Tribune]���The estimates were  practically disposed of today without any great amount of discussion.  At the night -.session a number of  unimportant bills were read a third  time.  The Supreme Court bill went  through committee. .Victoria aud  ���Vancouver are designated as the  places at which sessions of the appellate court are to be held. Houston has given notice that he will  move as an amendment to the bill  on report, that Nelson be substituted for Vancouver as one of. the  places at which the court shall sit.  On moving the second reading'of  the bill to amend the Mineral -Act,  the minister of mines said he was  sorry that he could not follow the  recommendation of the mining committee to not amend the act at this  session, as he had urgent requests  from mining men in the JKootenay  to amend the act in the direction  outlined in the bill.  Green, of Slocan," urged the minister of mines to withdraw the bill  as its passage meant that every  member would deem it incumbent  to bring in what they thought were  needed amendments.  Neill, of Alberni, read one of the  sections in the proposed bill to  show how absurdly it was worded.  He said if it became a law every  prospector would be required to  have a small law library in his possession.  Houston, of Nelson, maintained  that the press of Kootenay was  unanimously opposed to amending  the act, aud read a criticism of the  proposed measure that had been  forwarded���to-him-by-one-of���tho-  best known mining men in Kootenay. He also wanted to know why  it was that the decisions of the railway and private bills committees  of the house were respected by the  government, while those of the  mining committee were ignored.  Curtis, of Rossland,"anil Martin,  of Vancouver, both urged that tho  bill be withdrawn. Smith, of Lil-  loet, favored the bill. Hunter, of  Cariboo, was of the opinion that  the bill had better be withdrawn.  On motion of the minister finance  the debate was adjourned.  No Trial by News Prints.  - Toledo, Ohio. April 30.���When  the case of Charles Foster, under  indictment for the murder of  W. C. Johnson, the celery king, was  called .in the common, pleas court  today, Judge Boston Young entered the following singular order  against the press: "The court is  moved to make an order restraining any person giving out for publication the evidence given in this  trial of Charles Foster, or anything  purporting to the evidence given  in this case in the trial of said  case."  Made a Small Haul.  Guilford, Maine, April 30.���The  vault of the First National bank of  this town was wrecked early today  by burglars who had heavily-charged it with dynamite. The two  outer doors of the vault were blown  off, but the safe of the interior,  which contained a large amount of  money, withstood the force of the  explosion and the burglars were  obliged to abandon the attempt to  reach the cash box. They found  $115 in silver in the money drawer  of the counter and escaped.  PLAIN TALKING COMMONERS  KILL OBJECTIONABLE RAILWAY  LEGISLATION.  Do Britishers Now Regard Their Parliament's an Annex to Their  Stock Exchange? -  London, April 30.���The discus-,;��  sion in the house of commons todayjA  of a. private bill, conveying 'addi-'^f  tional -powers on the;,London": &'!&  Northwestern railway, led to'ja":"-.  great deal of acrimonious recrimiri- -",.  ation. John Burns, who with" the^'r  opposition opposed the ,; measure,'-;.  was called to task by tho speaker ';  for stigmatizing some of the. rail-.?/  wny representatives as ornamental."'f:  guinea pigs. Mr. Burns' special.-','  reference was to-Mr; McCirtney.'v z  who was elected a director of ,the y_\  London & Northwestern; railway;'-"^'  being appointed financial secretary-'-' -_  to the admiralty. The bill was'>~;  finally rejected by a vote of 210 tb'  202 amid prolonged cheers.    ,  Sweet McGill, Liberal, tlien vigor-'  ously protested against the irapro-.  priety of   McCartney,    whoV was -  financially    interested,   voting ".in.  favor of the bill, and moved that  the vote be disallowed. " Mr. Mc-  :.������;.*,&i-%t  ���ffllf  wm  rZfi'&M  ;Aim  Asm  BIT  ill  mm  SS3531  WM  &&.  lilbi  Cartney vindicated himself on'the^J ||!i^I|  $M  ground   that   he was   following 'a -  precedent.   He then walked  out of. ,���  the house.        . y    . .\   . ,'i^  Mr.    Balfour,   the    government,..;  leader, appealed to the'hou.to.to ex  press itself decisively against the  principles underlying tbeinotioh  Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman,'/^  Johu'Dillon and -others'-thoughtlit.  an, excellent opportuuiCy"r'-to.lay  down a general rule that th'e vote'  of a director should Japt have been  allowed. .    ' ' ���     -".,-'���,;.  ���ws^gw  Kier-Hardie,   Socialist,   said: he:V,4.4  considered it time for the house to^.>/  adopt a higher standard of purity^';i/j*i;��:f*����  that there was strong' feeling in the   *" ',"&*i*  country that the house was becom-r  "h}g;inore nnd inore"c"orrnpt':financi-'^  ally.   This  remark of Kier-Hardy  caused some uproar.    Some, of. the.  members protested against, the imputation, and the speaker, informed  Kier Hardy othafc  he  must  not be  disrespectful   to "the  house.      Mr..  Hardy, however, proceeded .to  say  that the working  people regarded  the house as an annex to the Stcck  Exchange.  The house then divided and rejected the motion by 2GS to 205  votes. A number of government  supporters voted against the railway bill.,  BOERS ARE IN BAD SHAPE  Have No Supplies.  ISLil  Durban, Natal, April 29.���The  Boers who are surrendering at  Standerton, are in a wretched condition. Many of them are wearing  trousers made of blankets. They  state that fifty per cent of the  burghers in the field desire to surrender, but cannot escape from their  commandos. The British raiding  parties have been successful in capturing cattle within"the Boer lines,  and from their laagers.  The prime minister of Queensland has been entertained here. At  the reception given in his honor  the representatives of the Canadian  government spoke. They said they  were investigating matters connected with the trade between Canada  and Natal and were seeking means  to improve the commercial relations  between the two countries. They  claimed that Canadians could supply as good products as the Americans, and that they were more  honest iu their dealings.  Father Drowns His Children.  St. Paul, April 30.���The police  authorities believe that William  Itosenfield has thrown his four  children, ranging in age from two  and a half to seven years, into the  Mississippi river from the Marshall  avenue bridge, and then leaped in  after them. All are supposed to  have been drowned. None of the  bodies have yet been recovered, but  according to police reports satisfactory evidence is at hand that the  crime was committed. A policeman found a horse hitched to a  buggy wandering about in the  vieinity of the Marshall avenuo  bridge Thursday. In the buggy  was a dog which had been a pet of  the children, but no other trace of  the occupants had been found.  *l  ml  ::;iSl  TV-"*/  --Ml  '���'.��fcj��f  '���.���WSI THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON, B. C, WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 1901  7t  A  ���3:  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  ^&?99~.0*'<*'^r<i*'&'**~s**   W   r*?'0  ��mr ��������������� ���  to  to  to  to  to  WE   HAVH   OPENED A  SPECIAL   DEPARTMENT  OF  SMALL WARES  Containing only Ihe thousand and one little necessaries  required by ladies for their toilet Have a look through  them. You will be sure to see something you wil  wish to get. Here there is a complete range/of Beld-  ing's Wash Art Silks, representing every imaginable  shade. Mrs. Dawson, who is an artist with the needle,  has on exhibition and for sale in our store some choice  piec.es of fancy wcrk in which.these silks only are used.  THE  h  Baker  Street,  Nelson.  '���^:<f.S.ff.CS.Jt.C.'S.'C-^<:^ If/  *-*-0 ?��*__9'0'9'**"9 Tft-S-S-^  to  to  to  to  JJ}  mA  im$M  ��lre Q&xlbxxm.  1%'  mAx.  Whilb  the  News-Advertiser of  \.} Vancouver has not committed itself  "A to the Dunsmuir government's rail-  $.' way .policy,   it   nevertheless    has  A little sympathy for the Hill advocates in the legislature, who contend that the clause requiring four  : per cent of the company's earnings  is unduly oppressive.   The News-  Advertiser presents facts andfig-  :; ures which "politicians of the Smith  ���gxxxA. Curtis stamp cannot get away from.  |M*l|7It shows that the average annual  kjlfMearnings of the railways of the Do-  ||v?l|i;minion are about $3000 per mile, so  ll^ljfthat assuming the new roads, to be  ���^11^built under the government's policy,  pp|S;maintained the average of the older  p^fffroads' the government's provision  $&s��M*..,n,,'\A ;,oll.lV>..>lio nivmenf. nf   !!Sl2h  Hy-.  Wwy  [%y7x.y:  IS^-'-'X'JX  f^T'0T  V&0'"  WALL  PAPER  We can interest ynu in Wall  Paper. First ��� Because we  havo' choice patterns, well  selected, with border and  colling in perfect harmony  of c ilor, and in all the colorings to suit any room. Second  ���Because wo sell them cheaper than anywhere  else, owing to onr system of making one price to  everyone, and that price a cash price, saving in  eveiy possible way, that we can get tho selling  price closest to 1 he cost. Select and buy your  own papers. Your monoy will go farther and  you will get greater satisfaction in your room  decoration?.  |would call-for "the payment of $120  *msm^  - .  ���^tjtftlper mile, - which  ij^Kw-uuusiuy    which' the  lllSftSoffers foreach mile of  would   represent  :|:Kjust three per cent upon the $4000  ^subsidy  imv  In  government  the railway  the case of the  however,     long  through  it&mx  ii&  |,..M*;.'i..iTT  il|!!7:?eiit  A-g^Such  IpSsS7 "constructed.  s^j|l|s:roads  proposed,  f&iKstretches of which -will be  Ip^igcountry devoid of any population,  \^&��_^whatever, it.is hot at all likely that  i|gS^their' earnings   per mile will ap-  #&t&%roacli those of the other Canadian  ^iy^:Xr    - ��� , ~   .   ' *  ffjlfv^railways,. which - are greatly ��� aided  in-their aggregates with the heavy  traffic of the more generously popu-'  sfKf^flated' portions of the eastern pro-,  ||,vS|;��Tviuces. For years to come it is not  ���S|fiilikely that the earnings of the new  tiWMroads will equal $2000 per mile,  |^^|but, assuming they do, the govern-  v" "^ merit's share upon such earnings would be but $80, or  other ��� words but two per  upon the aid extended,  terms must commend them-  pselves-as liberal-tofair-minded-men,.  x and when they are more fully un-  Hderstood it will be difficult indeed  1 to reconcile the bolt of the'IIelmcken  ���i wing of the government's following  ���'.. with' any sane conception of' the  l./public interest. To take exception  7 to such terms is to say that the  ^government shall have practically  no return whatever for financial as-  'i sistance extended to railway pro-  ������ motors. Yet in the front rank of  the Hill kickers is Smith Curtis, the  self-constituted champion of government ownership of railways, who  *' by-his opposition says two per cent  is too much for the government to  , expect from.any money it may in?  7 vest in railway enterprises. If  '.Smith Curtis is sincere British  Columbia has great cause for congratulation that he was not given  an opportunity to fasten his  peculiar views of government  ownership of railways upon it.  The determination of Smith  Curtis to remain a party unto himself would indicate that he too has  little use for the Dallas Murphy-  Dennis Helmcken   combination.  THOMSON  STATIONERY  Co.  Baker Slreet.  Limited.  NELSON, B. C.  x��o*.  out the province of Ontario. The  big railway trust owns the coal  fields of Pennsylvania, and its selling agents have'served Ontario coal  dealers with notice of an increase  of from.seventy-five centsr to one  dollar in the price of coal per ton.  It now looks as if the retirement  of Smith Curtis from the opposition  caucus " followed close upon" ' the  knowledge that the tail would not  <be permitted to wag the dog.  LeEoi Company's Finances.  The secretary _6f the LeRoi Min-  "ing - company has issued, a statement to tbe shareholders explaining  the condition ofu the company's  finances. On March 1st- the company's indebtedness to the Bank of  Montreal - was $775,000 against  which there was matte in transit  to the refinery and ore at .the  smelter of-.an- approximate value bf  $1,085,000. . In explaining this- big  overdraft at the bank the secretary  said,: "Unfortunately this ore does  not become cash immediately, and  in the meantime it is necessary to  develop the mine and pay for the  machinery and wages.      Had the  THE DAYS EUROPEAN CABLES  TOKIO, 30.���The crown princess  was safely delivered of a son yesterday evening.  FREEMANTLE, 30.���The British  steamer Ophir, having on board the  duke and duchess of Cornwall and  York, has arrived at Albany, Western Australia. She reports all well  on board.  QUEENSTOWN, 30.���The White;  Star liner Oceanic, captain Cameron,  from New York, arrived off here at  half-past seven o'clock this evening  and proceeded ��� on to Liverpool,  beinj* unable to land her mails and  passengers.  LONDON, 30.��� William Ray-  field Cutting, secretary of the  United States embassey here, and  lady Sybil Cuffe, daughter, of the"  earl of Desart, were married this  afternoon at All Saints church.  The wedding was a comparatively  quiet affair.-  MANILA, 30.���The report that  general Alexandrine has surrendered is confirmed. He was looked upon as tlie possible successor of  Aguinaldo. Padre Aglipay, the excommunicated priest, who preached  the#doctrine of a holy- war against  the United States, has also surrendered.  Hidden Falls Discovered.  St. Paul, April 30.���Word has  just been received here of the discovery of another natural wonder  in Yellowstone National Park'.  James Lathern, deputy game warden for Wyoming, . has found a  waterfall 300 ' feet high which he  has named Lost falls. The falls are  in a box canyon, two and a half  miles north west of. Hell's Half  Acre. .The water plunges a depth  of 300 feet or more. A- dense  growth of timber hides the sheet of  falling water, and a person could  walk to the brink of the falls without realizing his danger, warned  only by the noise of falling water?.  ifof  UK  -������.      txxxxxxx*.  Tmmniiiiiiiii,,y���nmTTTTTwtywTT  TRUNK STRAPS  SHOULDER STRAPS  SHAWL STRAPS.  XTTTinixrtrca nmiunmc mat  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  i Irvine & Co.  36 Baker Street, Nelson.  pTTTIIIll]llllllHTHHII>,��H!TT�����,lt  VALISES AND    *  SATCHELS  IN ALL SIZES  iixxxxxxxrcxzxxxxxxixxsxxxxxzxxxz:  BARGAINS IN TRUNKS AND VALISES  . Don't for a moment imagine that we sell cheap trunks only. We carry all sorts of trunks���from the low price  but reliable softs, up to the: very best grades made and we can save you money on them all. Here are .two special examples. Canvas covered trunks, oil painted with hardwood slats, protected by 7 inch steel clamps, brassed excelsior  locks, stitched leather'���'' handles, extra heavy leather ij4 inch straps, around body, also deep set-up trays. Sizes  and'prices as follows:  34 inch  $6.50  36 inch  $7.25  38 inch  $8.50  40 inch  $9.75  42 inch  $12,25  (tV  Women's skirt or dress trunk, same  style as above only better quality :  34 in.    36 in.     38 in.     40 in.    42 in.  $9.50    $10 75    $12 25    $14.65    $15.50  Valises  and dress  suit  cases  $3.00 to $25  from  Telescope   valises   from  75c. to $4.00  A  special  reduction  on   all  purses.  Also hand bags at prices below :  12 Inch     14 inch     16 inch      20 inch  $2.00 $2.50  $3.00  $4 50  ^melteFbeen completed, as was ex-  pected, by the middle of January,  the increased returns would have  enabled lis to pay off our indebtedness to the bank and*start with a  clean sheetl"; ,..7'..  KOOTENAY....  COFFEE CO.  ************************  Coffee Roasters  Dealers in Tea and Coffee  ************************  We aro offering at lowest prices tho beat  grades of Ceylon, India, China and Japan  Tcas.-  Our Beef*, Mocha and Java Coffeo, per  pound  $  10  Mocha and Java Blend, 3 pounds  1 00  Choice Blend Coiree, 4 pounds  1 00  Special Blend Coffee, (i pounds  1 00  Rio Blond Coffeo, fi pounds  1 00  Special Bleud Coylon Tea, per pound 30  A TRIAL ORDER SOLICITED.  KOOTENAY COFFEE GO.  Telephone 177.  P. 0. Box 182.  WEST BAKER STREET, NELSON.  rrTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT  LADIES' SHOPPING  BAGS FROM R  35c to 75c.  mrmiumiiiiHuaumt  Fred Irvine & Co.  to  to  36  Bakep  Street  ���fiiixriiiiiiiiiixiiimiiiiiiiimiiDxnxi  SPECIAL PRICES |  ON ALL I  PURSES.  H >  ttxixixixxnixiisxirxxxixrxrzTixxxxxxxxxxxxi  Spring  Suitings  All the fashionable creations  in Spring andSummen. .wear  are included in my last consignment of Scotch and Irish  Serges, Tweeds and Worsteds, and  Fancy. Trouserings  E. Skinner  Neolands' Building, BakjBr.Street.   .      .   .  '��� FEED J.'SQUifcE. Manager.''  ARTHUR   GEE  MERCHANT TAILOR..,  TRKMONT  HOTEL BLOCK.  Kelson Saw and Planing tyills  Limited.  CHARLES  HILLYER, "       HARRY  HOUSTON,  President and. General Manager. Secretary-Treasurer  All Communications to be" addressed to either of the above   ~  Largo stock of high-class Imported goods. A  specialty of the square shoulder���tne latest  fashion in coatp.  GARDEN SEEDS  W<:  In the eyes of H. Dallas Helmcken,  and his band of strikers, premier  Dunsmuir will add insult to injury  by taking J. O. Brown, of New  Westminster into his cabinet.  One result of the harmonizing of  ' the railway interests of the United  States has been an increase iu the  ! ^barges for anthracite coal through-  Desire Enterprise! to Succeed.  "'''Trout Lake Topic.  It is sincerely to be hoped that  the Nelson people will be successful  in having a refinery established at  that town. '!��� We will never, bo independent of the American smelter-  trust as long as we are obliged to  havo the product bf our smelters  refined with them. It is a matter  that should receive the support of  everyone interested in tho development of mining aud smelting in  Kootenay.  HiB Prayers Drew Blood.  Milwaukee, April 30.���A special  to the  Sentinel from Menominee,  Michigan,   says:   A   most strange  manifestation   is   alleged to  have  developed here today in the home  of a humble Polish family.    Anton  Czarneckij  a devout Catholic, returned from church and knelt in  prayer.    On the wall was a picture  of the Saviour on a cross.    Upon  looking   up   he   discovered   blood  trickling  down  outside  the  glass,  from the points where the hands  and feet were pinioned.    In  great  alarm he^ent for the priests.   Two  came and wiped the blood off, but  it reappeared as fast as it was wiped  away, running down a distance of  six  inches.    Hundreds  affirm    the  strange occurrence,  and  great excitement prevails.   The house has  been closed, and no further visitors  will be admitted.    So far no one  can account   for   the   phenomena.  Bishop Eis has been sent for.  ���'Wo havo opencd-up-Uio-liirKc&l���flliipmenfc-of  ho-t quality, fresh garden Heeds ever brought to  tho Kootenay   country.    Wo are selling large  aimntities already and you will noto our way is  iirerent from Hint of olher dealers in this district, in that      :  WE SELL BY WEICHT  As well as by pnekago, and though the quality  is tho best the prico is tho same as in Toronto.  Make out a list and sond Lous and we will guarantee (satisfaction.   :  IN FLOWER SEEDS  Wo also have a largo assortment���10 diirorent  varieties and colors > of Swoot 1'eas to select  from and an endless variety of other kinds.  Ward Bros  REAL ESTATE AND  INSURANCE AGENTS  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  W.Fj,  WHOLESALE TRADE  DERATED AND MINERAL WATERS. -  rpHOKPK & CO., LIMITKD.-Corner Vernon  ���*��� and Cedar stroets, Nelson, manufacturers  of and wholosalo dealers in teratod waters and  fruit syrups. Solo agonts for Halcyon Springs  minoral water., Tolophone GO.  ASSAYERS'   SUPPLIES. ~  TKETZKL & CO.���Coruor Baker aud  Josephine stroets. Nelson, wholesale deal  ors ln   assayers  supplios.   Agent* ior Denvo. .  Fire Clay Co. of Denver, Colorado.  COMMISSION MERCHANTS.  HJ. EVANS & CO.-Baker street, Nelson  ��� wholesalo dealors in .liquors, cigars  coment, flro brick and Are clay, water pipe, and  steel rails, and .general commission merchants,  ELECTRICAL - SUPPLIES.  KOOTKNAY ELECTRIC SUPPLY & CONST RUCTION COMPAN Y���Wholesalo dealors ln telephones, annunciators,- bells, batteries,  fixtures, etc., Houston blook. Nelson.  FLOUR AND .FEED. ".  ���DRACKMAN-KER MILLING COMPANY'  *-* ���Cereals, Flour, Grain, Hay. Straight br  mixed oars shipped to all Kootenav 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  street.   Nelson,  wholesalo doalers ln fresh and cured moats.  Cold storage.  P.  Agents for J. & J. TAYLOR SAFES  Desirable Business and Residence Lots  in (Bogustown) Fairview Addition.  CANADA DRUG & BOOK CO.  K.-W.-C. Blook.       Con er 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 GOODS  Ladies genuine Hair Switches at  the lowest rates.  MRSfBNFIEU)  .  OPBRA'HOUSE HI.OCK..  Mrs. GARR  Office on Baker Street, west of Stanley Streot  NELSON.  Drink  the Best  Beer  ANHEUSER-BUSCH  ST. LOUIS LAGER  TO BE HAD WHOLESALE  NELSON.  AT  A. B. GRAY, Kootenay Agent  . ,    BAKER STREET, NELSON. ,' -;  \\. P. RITHET& GO,, ltd.  R. REISTERER & CO.  BREWKRfl AND BOTTUEB8 OV .  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  GROCERIES.  . A    MACDONALD & CO.-Corner Front and  ���***-*������   Hall    streets,     wholesale  grocers   and1  Jobbers in blankots. gloves, mitts, boots, rubbers,  mnckinaws and miners' sundries.    KOOTENAY SUPPLY   COMPANY,- LIMI-  TED-Vernon   Btreet, Nelson,   wholesale  prrocors. . .-.  TOKN CHOLDITCH & CO.-  "    son, wholesale grocers.  -Front street, Nol  T   Y. GRIFFIN & CO.-Front street. Nolson  ** ���   wholosalo   dealers   in   provisions,   oured  meats, bnttor and eggs.  ITARDWARE-AND_ffiININQ_SUPPLlES.-  H BYERS & CO.���Cornor Iiaker and Josephine  ���   atroots, Nolson, wholesalo dealers ln hardware and mlt-ing supplies:    Agonts for Giant  Powder Co.  LAWRENCE  Bakor. St.,  TREMONT HOUSE  HARDWARE    COMPANY  .  Nolson,  wholesale   dealers In  hardware and mining supplios, and water and  plumbors' supplies.  LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.'  rpURNER, BEKTON & CO.-rCornor Vornon  -*��� and Josophlno streets, Nelson, wholesale  dealors ln liquors, olgars and dry goods. Agents  for Pabst Brewing Co. of Milwaukee and Cal  gary Brewing Co. of Calgary. '  AND DOORS.  AND  PLANING   MILLS,  LIMITED���Cornor Front and Hall streets,  SASH  NELSON  SAW  LIMITED-C  Nelson, manufacturers of and wholosale. dealers  iu sash and doors) all kinds of factory work made  to ordor.        ,  WINES AND CIGARS.  CALIFORNIA WINE COMPANY, .LIMI  XKD���Cornor Front aud Hall streets,: Nol  son, wholosale dealers In wlnea (case and bulk,  *n��i rtrwinntrio a>ifl Imxinrtmri olGrarff. r  321 TO 331 BAKER STREET, NELSON  AMEHICAMNB EUROPEAN  Prompt and regular    *  -doHvorr to the tirade  Brewery at Kelson  ' LATE OF VANCOUVER  LADIES' TAILOR  Parlors formorly occupied by Miss MacMillan,  Victoria Block.  Tho patronage of Nolson ladies solicited.  NOTICE.  Notice U hereby given that I intend to apply at  the next sitting* of tlio Hoard of Ijiconco-Coui-  inis-ionera for tho City of Nelson, to be liclil after  tho expiration of thirty days from the date horenf,  for a transfer of the retail liquor liconce nowheld  by mo for iho Grand Central hotel situate on lota  23 and 24, block (!(!, sub-division of lot -93 in tho  City of Nelson, to Oust Ericson of the said Cityof  Nolson.  F. SIMPSON.  Witness, W. C. McDonald.  Dated this twenty-second day of April, 1901.       i  FREE   HOT   LUNCH  FROM 12 to 2 O'CLOCK  AT   THE  ATHABASCA  TODAY.  MEALS 25 CENTS  Rooms Lighted by Electricity and Heated by Steam 25 Cents to $1  QUEEN'S HOTEL  BAKER STREET, NELSON,  Everybody   Welcome  A. R. BARROW, A.M.I.C.E.  PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  Lighted by Electricity and Heat-  . ed with Hot Air.  Wjadden House  1 laker n-i.tl Ward  Stiraetw. Nelson  ARCHITECT.  AC. EWAUT���Architect.   Room 3 Aberdeen  ���   block, Bakor stroet, Nolson. .     .    .  Provincial Secretary's Office,  OF  has  appoinc-  Corner Victoria ul Kootenay* Bttoefak  "     " TflLBPHONa MO.,����  Large comforbablo bedrooms and  flratHJlaaa  dining-room. Sample rooms for oomnlerotal men.  RATES S2 PER DAY  P.O. Box (69.  Mrs. L C. ClarKes Prop.  -'-tint OW ���nUt.BQTAM. HOT*!, OAUMiBT  . The onlj hotol ln Nelson that has remained  mider one nianagomor.t since IByo.  The bed-rooms aro well fnrnlshed and lighted  by electrloity.  The bar Is always stooked bythc besb dom b-  tlo and imported liquors and cigars.  THOMAS MADDEN. Proprietor.  SLOGAN JUNCTION HOTEL  J. H. McMANUS, Manager  Bar stocked with besb brands of wines, liquors,  and Cigars, Beer on draught. Large comfortable rooms.  Elntalftaa table boa d.  HIS HONOR THE   ADMINISTRATOR  THK   GOVKf.NMENT-lV.COUNCIL  been  pleased  to make tho following  nicnls:��� "'���������."."  John A. Turner, Government Agent, Thomas  M. Word and Fred Siarkoy, of theUity of Nelson,  Krquii'CH. to be Members of the Board of Directors  of tlio "Kootenay Lake Uonotul Hospital,"  April 20th. 1901.  NOTICE TO DELINQUENT CO-OWNERS  To T. A. Stkvenson, or to an? person or persons to whom ho may have transferred his  interest in the Lila mineral claim, at Morn  ing Monnlain. Nelson Mining Division:  You are hereby noli lied that I havo expended  the sum of Ono Hundred andKifl.y-Sevcn Dollars  in  labor and  improvements   upon   the above  mentioned mineral claim, in order to hold said  mineral  claini  under the   provisions   of   tho  Mineral Act, and if wiihin ninety days from the  date of this notice you fail or rofUFe to contribut,  your proportion of snch'expenditure, togotho.  with all cOHts of advertising, your interest fii paid  claim will becomo tho property of tho subscriber  under section four of an Act entitled "An Act to ���  Amend tho Mineral Act, 1900."  ���     DANIKL  HERB,  Dated this 12th day of February, 1901.      . - i. e-Vu-^  ft  I  t'_'7~  Mi  m  m  u  V,  i f  K  ���if  i',  ���jj.  I,  s  ���}\  it -  <v-  l.y  lOTe^feMMETimtSOSTB: C, WSFf^mDXYMMl^^  BANK OF MONTBEAl  CAPITAL, all paid up..,.$12,000,000.00  RUST     7.000,000.00  UNDIVIDED PROFITS       427,180.80  Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal ...President  Hon. George A. Drummond Vico-Presldent  K. S. Clous ton ..General-Manager  NELSON BRANCH  Corner Baker and Kootonay Streets.  A. H. BUCHANAN, Manager.  Branches ln London (England) New York,  Chicago, and all tho principal oltles ln Canada.  Bay and sell Sterling Exchango and Cable  Transfers. *   ���       ..���,,.  Grant Commercial and Travelers' Credits,  available ln any part of the world.  Drafts Issued, Collections Mode, Kbo,  Savings Bank Branch  OUHKKNT RATK OK INTKUESr PAID,  TOEONTO STOCK EXCHANGE.  TUESDAY'S QUOTATIONS.  stock.                                        Asked. Bid.  B. O. Gold Fields -. 9        2J$    15  Black Tail         H Si  Brandon & Golden Crown          <i 24  Canadian Goldflelds Syndicate..."        <ij 5J  Cariboo (McKinney)         30 31  Cariboo Hydraulic      ISO I 4'S  Centre Star         3(i .��  Crow's Nost Pass Coal....:  85 OU 78 OO  California           6 4  Deer  Trail .Consolidated          2J 'i  Evening Star          0 3  Fairview Corporation          >'*��� 2t  Goldon Star         04 <>i  Giant            5 -      3*  Granby   Smelter         Sri 10  JJiiuimond Reef          2 13  Iron Mask .-         34 28  Jim 1-Jlaino    '     !> 4  Knob, Hill         55 46  Montreal & London         '2J 1J  Morning  Glory ".      7 -li  Morrison          5 3J  Mountain Lion         10 15  Noble Five *.           8 6  North Star         (�� 50  Nelson-Slocan         101 0  Old Ironsides         85 78  Olive           9 5  Payno         28 22  Rambler-Cariboo Consolidated...        231 22  Republic 7         101 1!)  Slocan Sovereign           0} 1}  Sullivan           4 ���  Virtue...         11 9  Victory-Triumph          2} ii  War Eaglo Consolidated          IB 15  Waterloo           2J 13  White Boar   2* li  Winnipeg          7 2  SALES.  2500 Gloden Slar  Ci  5000 White Hear  14  1000 Fairview s.  21  500 Deer Trail  2J  11000 Republic  IH  1000 Center Star  35  I     EASTERN CANADIAN NEWS  MONTREAL, 80.���Customs col-  lections at tlie port of Montreal decreased $80,000 dollars last month  as compared with the same month  last year.  BROCKVILLB, 30. ��� John A.  Douglass .was today fined $125 and  costs for practising medicine and  usint? thertitle of doctor without a  license.        "        ��� -  MONTREAL, 30.���The verdict of  the jury in the Joly case is that  the priest committed - suicide by  drowning while in a state of mental  aberration.  BRANTFORD, 30��� Mrs Charles  White, charged with murder in the  police court ~,today, pleaded not  guilty."   She"was remanded for one  ' AMHERST, 30.-G. A. Black, M.  D., one of'the best known and most  successful physicians in New Bruns-  wick,:died today at his residence,  Bav de Vert.  CHARLOTTETOWN, 30. ��� A  petition was filed today against  the return of D. Av McKinnon to  represent East Queens in the house  of commons. The usual charges of  bribery and corruption are made.  TORONTO, 30. ���The Evening  Telegram's Loudon cable says  George Towns- refuses to row Jake  Gaudauer, champion oarsman, at  -Rat-Portage,���unless-$150'-expenses~  are allowed, but iswilling to row on  Toronto bay without any allowance  for expenses. Sullivan, Towns'  backer, is of the opinion that Gaudauer is not anxious to row.  PARRY SOUND, 30.���Five children of Joseph Pastou, Huidville  village, lost their lives in a fire  which destroyed the residence last  evening. The father and mother  slept downstairs and awoke finding  the house ablaze. The stairs were  cut off and they could not warn the  children. Of six asleep up-stairs,  only one escaped. One boy jumped  from the window.  BRANTFORD, 30.���The jury investigating the cause of the death  of Charles White, which occurred  on Sunday, April 14th, this" morning brought in a verdict that  "Charles White. died from being  poisoned with strychnine, administered, the jury suspected, by the  wife of the deceased." Mrs. White  was immediately placed under arrest, and now awaits trial on the  charge of murder. . *  ���  Strikers May Become Manufacturers.  Montreal, April 30.���There are  no nevv developments in the cigar-  makers' strike. The manufacturers  claim they are securing men rapidly  to fill the strikers' places, and this  is borne out by the threat of the  men that unless the manufacturers  |ii; capitulate they will start a co-oper-  ;  ative factory.   A meeting is to be  I-/ held tomorrow morning to take  this move into, consideration. The  strike is costing the union $300 per  week, and the leaders say a factory  could be started with the cost of  ten weeks' strike. They think the  plan will bring the manufacturers  to terms.  THE CANADIAN ?  BANK OF COMMERCE  WITH WHICH IS AMALGAMATED  THE BANK  OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.  HEAD OFFICE: TORONTO.  03J1 'O-A-nST-A-iD-A.  Paid-up Capital,  Reserve Fund,  88.000,000  ��2,000,000  ACGBECATE RESOURCES OVER $65,000,000.  Hon. Qeo.  A. Cox,  President,  Robt. Kilgour,         Vice-President.  London Office, eo Lombard Streot. H. O.  New York  Office, 16   Exchange   Place,  and OS Branches in Cunadu and tlie    -  Tniled States.  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT:  Interest allowed on deposits.    Present rate  three percent.  GRANGE V. HOLT,  Manager-Nelson Branch.  HEAD  OFFICE. TORONTO.  Capital  Rest  i*   $2*500.000  -    $1,726,000  H. S. HOWLAND President  1>. It. WILKIE ..Oeneral Manager.  K. HAY... .....Inspector.  SAVINGS   BANK   DEPARTMENT.  THB   CURRENT   RATK   OK    I.MTKKK8T   ALLOWED.  UNITED STATES HAPPENINGS  NIAGARA FALLS, 30. ��� The  Frontier bank did not open this  morning owing to the fact that the  directors had decided to let the  bank go into liquidation. ,  . NEW YORK, 30.���At the oflice  of J. P. Morgan & Company, it was  announced today that, 35 per cent  of the amount subscribed for the  British loan had been awarded to  the American subscribers.  NEVV YORK, 30.���An audience  such as has never been -seen before  packed the Metropolitan opera  house last night to bid farewell to  the grand .opera stars, who have  sung here during the season and to  say adieu toM. Cbufuelin and Mine.  Bernhardt. The receipts for the  performance were about $19,000.  CHICAGO, 30.���Charles M. Baker,  for many years general superintendent bf construction of the  Postal Telegraph "Cable Company,  will today succeed J. Nally as assistant general superintendent of  telegraphs. Mr. Nally was recently  appointed general superintendent.  HUNTSVILLE, Alabama, 30.���  Tlie scenes attending the passage of  the * presidential train along the  route today were a repetition of  those of yesterday. Crowds^ at  every way station cheered, and  waved to the passing train, and  overy farm house and crossroad had  its group of- eager watchers.  CHATTANOGA, 30. ��� William  Ramsay, a cripple, last night shot  and killed bis brother-in-law, Madison Ames, a truck farmer, because  the latter refused to take a drink  with him. The bullet passed  through Ames' body, and fatally injured an infant in the arms of Mrs.  Ames, who was in the room at the  time. ..".   .  " PITTSBURG, 30.��� The grand  jury today brought in .indictments  against the Biddle-Dorman gang. A  true bill was found against Biddle  and Jessie Bodine-Biddle for the  murder of detective Fitzgerald, and  against the Biddies and Dormans  for the murder of grocery man  Kahner., True bills were found  against the gang on five charges of  burglary.  NEW YORK, 30.���Two thousand  dollars more reward has beenoffered  for the safe return of Willie McCormick to his parents. The latest offer  was made by Joseph R. Kenesseyv  a restaurant proprietor, who said  he thinks everyone should help to  make the leward big enough to  induce the kidnapers of the boy to  return him.  .   AMSTERDAM, 30. ��� John Mc-  Derraott, was shot and killed early  this morning at a wedding in this  city by Albert Vettner, the bridegroom. Vettner objected to the  presence of McDermott and three,  companions at the wedding and  ordered them out. As they did  not depart quick enough to suit  him he shot McDermott with a revolver. The dead man was 25  years old.   Vettner is in custody.  BUFFALO, 30.���A special to the'  Times, from South Dayton, says:  Buffalo & Southwestern train No.,  100 was derailed about three miles  west of South Dayton, N. Y., shortly,  before 11 o'clock this morning. Conductor F. H. Kenner and four of the  passengers were slightly injured.-  It is believed that some .breakage of  the running gear of /the baggage  car caused the accident.  OMAHA, 30.-y Edward Cudahy  has received a letter purporting, to  come from; the * .persons*^ who.-kidnapped his son Edward, on December 18thj and received a ransbngi of  $25,000'in"gold, offering to return  $21,000 of the; ransom if the reward  for their arrest shall be withdrawn  and the search abandoned. This  proposition came in a letter from  Elgin, Illinois, and Mr. Cudahy is  convinced of its authenticity. Mr.  Cudahy has refused to consider the  proposition, and declared his determination to prosecute the search to  the end.  HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pennsylvania, 30. ��� E. H. Faulkener, a  prominent member of the Blair  county bar, has disappeared leaving  no trace of his whereabouts. He  left here on Sunday night, and close  acquantances say that he will not  return.   He is the custodian bf a  Nelson Branch���Burns Block, 221 Baker  Street.  J. IVi. LAY, Manager.  The sheriff  ment to lookf'in'this  its investments.  direction for  Jail Delivery That Failed.    *  Denver, April 30.���A special' to  the Republican, , from Santa Fe,  says: It developed at the hearing  of William Wilson, charged with  furnishing convict ��� George Stevenson with "the revolver used by him  in therecentattempted'delivery'at  the penitentiary, that the plan was  to secure the release of Tom Ketchum, who was executed last Friday,  and BilL Carver, a member of his  gang. Wilson confessed his guilt  and said Carver's sister offered $500-  to smuggle the pistol into- the  prison. The plans were so carefully  laid that - but for the bravery and  good marksmanship of the prison  officials Black' Jack and a score of  other' desperadoes would have  regained their liberty. - Wilson was  held under $2000 bail.  A FULL LINE OF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  4 Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  local and coast. '  Flooring  looal-a'nd coast.  Newel Posts  Stair Bail  Mouldings  Shingles  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  ������ of all kinds,  b* WHAT TOU WANT IS NOT IW STOCK  WK WILL MARK IT FOB TOU  CALL AND asm PRICES.  A AB Sayward  BALL AND LAKE BTBEETSi NKLSON  Porto Rico Lumber Go.  (LIMITED)  CORNER OF  BENDRYX AND VERNON BTREETS  Rdugh arid  Dressed  Lumtoer  Shingles  Mouldings  A-1 White Pine Lumber Always in  ;. Stock;:  We ' carry" a complete stock of  Coast Flooring,' Ceiling,-'Inside Finish, Turned Work, Sash and Doors.  Special order work will receive  prompt' attention;. c;;  Porto Rico Lumber Co. Ltdn  THOMPSON & DOUGLAS  Victoria Street  PAINTERS  Decorators and  Paper Hangers.   - -  NELSON BUSINESS COLLEGE  SPRING  TERM  BEGINS APRIL  1st.  Bookkeeping, ��� shorthand   -ahd   "typewrltiiig'  thoroughly taught.. Do not mind thin opportunity;  Note address.  ugh  iiilrl  of acquiring a business education.*  CORNER WARD AND BAKER STBEETS  i)i  to  to  trust estate of $16,000.  Las seized 'his property.  NEW YORK, 80.���The Christian  Herald has cabled to count Von  Waldersee, commander-in-chief of  the allied forces in China, request-  ' ing permission to send food supplies  across the frontier' into Shan- Si  province, where the famine is raging.  WASHINGTON, 30.���The Chinese  minister today stated "that up to  this time no move had been made  in.the United States to meet part of  the Chinese indemnities. . Mr. Wu.  says the interest rates has been too,  high to induce the Chineee govern-^  to  to  All'watch repairing guaranteed,  as we employ none but the bes  workmen. :' '-  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  Mail orders receive our prompt  and careful attention. Our.prices  are always right.  Established in Kelson 1890.  Be up with the Times  It pays to have the new things-r^to have what our  cusotmers are most liable to call for;" to have the  quick selling articles���the kindtKafgo quickly. Our"  spring novelties are to-hand and they are beautier.  BELTS     HAT PINS-" CHATELAINE BAGS  BLOUSE SETS     CURSES  , BUCKLES  And a thousand' other lines too numerous to  mention. Call and Satisfy yourself by an inspection of this line of novelties. :'    D  All watch repairing guaranteed,  as we employ none but the best  workmen.  >">&>2&-2&''00'^&?fi5'00y&x'^ft��� 2^��� **?0%;00j^O^^\fm^.^'.^3?��S?-^ S".-3?..3?-.S?. 5?.^-'S;5?^^^7   .  "~ x-. '. ���>���'��� - *. - "fr ���"*-?' " ' - !_>    :J 2 ���___ '_.'-*.   -      *^fSk  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  "fhr-  Jacob Dover, Jeweler  0 --- '->���"     "     -  C. P. R. WATCH INSPECTOR.  NELSON, B. C.  -o-:  Mail orders receive our prompt  and careful attention. Our prices  are always right.      -  5   .        y-.,  C Kr~i y  tol  tof-  tol  to  to  ^���'��0*^'��0'00.^*i00.f&.00.00.ig0^*00.00*00'^.^*0'0 ���w,y'">v^*i^*M&*ia&*i^*^!_y T j^*^,^,l^'^'J^;^'S-y^f'  ���*_���  "'*���*' 5  y-g$>  "���A   *^ A I  7~-JX  THE  Mansfield Manufacturing Co.  nelson, b. c.  Builders and  Contractors  Kootenay Brick &  for a continuance  Having 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 products at lowest  possible prices. .* Being in a position to manufacture goods in larger  quantities than before, we shall be able to supply the' trade at a  lower figure.- -- _  It is our intention to Install-machinery to manufacture, our  marble products, and next season' we shall be in a position to supply  -these products-at reasonable rates.  We shall also Keep on hand  Tiles and Cement.  a stock of Fire Brick, Fire Clay,,  Our Bricks and Lime Roek 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 are  Builders.  prepared to offer special rates to Contractors and  ERNEST MANSFIELD,  tor The Mansfield Manufacturing Company.  ,   Saeeetaot* to  The West Kootenay Brick & Lime Co., Ltd  P. Burns & Co.  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers in Meats J  BOARD   OF   HEALTH  REGULATIONS  For the Prevention of the Spread of  -.  Smallpox in the City of Nelson.  ~  All passengers arriving at the City of Nelson  from all points east of tbe Kootenay River will  be required to furnish the inspector or ofllcer in  charge of the carrying out of these regulations  with a certificate from the health ofllcer of tlie  city or towri-froui which he or sho has left, containing the following particulars: ,  1. (a) That he or she has not been in any place  or building infected with hinallpox.  (b) That he or the lias 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 any person is  infected; or that his or her clothing or other  effects contain infection the inspector siiall detain such person and his or her clothing and effects  asaforesaid, until the period of incubation is over,  and such person and his or her clothing and other  effects shall be at once disinfected.  3. if he only suspects that any person on board,  or the effects of any such peraon have been ex-  Sosed to infection,, he shall notify tho medical  ealth ofllcer of the locality to which the person  is going to meet: the train or, boat, and to keep the  person thereafter under, observation.  4. -In the event.of any passenger bringing any  baggage (hand.or otherwise) or whether the same  shall bo 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 saidbaggage so that there can bo  no question as to identification) ha9 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 lies din-  (ftrouoly near to any infected building or district.       ���������������������x7'X7--x:.^:X-- ,::.;���  5. All rail wayand steamboat companies must  strictly adhere to the following, regulations:  1 (a) All mail and baggage..from poin's abovo  mentioned destined for the City of Nelson, on or  before leaving the lost point of call'on Kootenay  River must .furnish the inspector or officer in'  charge of'the carrying out. of these regulations,  with a certificate from the health ofllcer of such  Eoints where fumigation takes place that same  as been done,-: ���     ,  (b) All. cars':or steamboats on which have  been discovered infected persons, baggago or  ��mail, will not be permitted to again convey passengers, baggage, etc., into the City of Nelson  until disinfected and fumigated to the satisfaction of the medical health ofilcer of this city.  (c) No Indians shall be allowed to land in the  City of Nelson under any conditions.  This proclamation goes into efPcct immediately.  FRANK FLKTCHKlt,  Mayor of the City of Nelson.  D. LABAU,  ,  "       Medical Health Ofllcer.  Nolson, B. C. March 2nd. 1!��1.    ���'���*.-  * -;  '      TKAPES   UNIONS... ...   ,.       -J  NELSON ** SOCIALISTIC "*EDUCA1 lONAlT.  CLUB meets every Sunday at. 3 o'clock \>.mx\   .  In tho Miners' Union Hall.   A cordial, invitation^,  is extendod to every one to come and nikis parb x   :  in discussions.   John Roberts, secretliij.V _ _"  AUNDRY WORKERS' UNIONOl* NKL&ON*; .  No. &>'M, A F. of L,���Meets in Minerh'Union'JT "  Hall, C. P. K. hiock, cornor of Baker and StanV. -  ley streets, on fourth Friday iu evrrv month at"4' '  7:30 p.m. sharp.������'  Visiting members of American  Federation cordially invited to attend.   O., B'red-t"  rick, president; A: vV. Mo Fee, secrc wry.           j"~ J   *   - ������*- *������    -���-* " '��� : ~~���r." .^5       ,  NELSON MINKRS' UNION NO. '*,, VV. F. t.t*~  -M.rr-Meets in miners' union roomsi, north-;'  west:Corner of Baker and Stanley stroets. everyiyi,-,  Saturday evening at 8 o'clock.- Veiling mem *-   '  bars welcome. M. R. Mowatt, Presidcnu. .Tame -=-��  Wilkes,   Secretary.    Union ScAr.KiOFV'.W^onaf1   .  fob Nklson    DisrBiCT���Per   shift;    machine.-,  men, $3.50: hammersmen minere, $3.25^ muckers,? *  carmen, shovclers and other underground labor-'-,  ers, $3 00. ���  ,:   -;i. Y.   \.A>      'X   -  qiRADES AND LABOR COUNCIL. ��� The'rogu-?)  ���*���   lar meetings of tho Nelson Trades and Jja.Dot^_  Council will beheld in /tho minors' union hall,",1  -  corner Baker and Stanley streets, on I hu Hrst and., i.  third Thursday of each month. Ft 8 p. ni.   C. J.'*" '  Clayton, President; A. T. Curie, Secrei.ny. -, :  THE regular meetings of the Carpenters' Union ,1  are held on Wednesday ovening of each '  week, at 7 o'clock, in the Minors' Union rooms v  corner of Baker nnd Stanley s'reets.   Charles  ���  Clayton, President. George Broudluy, Secretary. ^  BARBERS' UNION.-Nelson Union. .Vo. 106. of _  the InternationalJourneymen Burlier s On    -���  ion of America, meets every flrst and third Mob- '  day of each month in Miner's Union Hull, at 8.30  sharp.    Visiting  brothers, cordially invited to i  attend.  R. McMahon,- president; J. H. Mathe  son. secretary-treasurer; J. C. Garduor, recording   ,���  secretary. < >���  ABORERS' UNION.-Nelson laborers' Pro <"  toctive Union, No. 8121, A. F. of !>., meets in  -Minors' Union'hall, C. P. R. block, corner of  '���ft  <:<$X  >>i  %���  ���,"-r  iiaker and Stanley streets, every Mondav evening  at 7:30 p.m. sharp. Visiting members of the American Federation cordially invited to attend.  A. .T. Curie, President. John Roberts, recording secretary. - "   ���  NELSON PAINTERS' UNION���The ��� regular  meeting- of tho Painters' Union Is held  the first and third Fridays in each month at Miners' Union hall at 7:30 sharp. George Eacritt,  President; Henry Bennett, Secretary.  NOTICE TO DELINQUENT CO-OWNER  Head Office at  NELSON, B.  0.  Markets at  Nelson,   Rossland,   Trail,   Kaslo, Ymir,  Sandon,  Silverton, Nev  Denver, Revelstoke, Ferguson Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade City, Mid  way, and Vancouver.  Mail Orders Promptly Forwarded  West Koloteriay Butcher Co.  ALL KINDS or  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALH ANI�� RETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  ^abdcs?b2e? E.;:C. TRAVES, Manager  ORDKR3 BY MAIL RBCHJIVJO QAHKVXJU AKD PROMPT ATT B1ITION  ^nxiizxxzxzzxxzxxtxsixxxxxzxixzxxxixxuxxxxuzixizzxxxxzzxzxzxixzzxiizizxxzzzxzxxxxzxxiztizxxzuzzizzixzixxx^  THE   PROSPECTORS   EXChlANGE  No. 4, K. W. C. Block, NELSON, B. O.  . Gold, Silver-Lead and Copper Hines wanted at the Exchange.  Free-MilUng Gold Properties wanfrxl at once for Eastern Investors^  ���^������������ ������������~-^���__^ %  Parties having mining prbperty-.for salo are request��d to send samples of thoir-ore totte  Kxchange for exhibition. We desiro to hear from all prospectors who havo promising rutagerw  claims in British Columbia. ''-.\-\\ . \.:-���.._.  Prospectors and mining men are requested to make the Exchange their headquarters whon  in Nelson.  ~> ���'  All samples should be sent by express, Prepaid.  Correspondence solicited.  Address all communications to  Telephone  104 ANDREW  P. 0:Box 700  F.  ROSENBERGER,  Nelson, B. C.  srxxxxw aixxnxxrxxtxxznzxxxzxxzxzrzxxizxxzzxzzizxi -a*  W. P. TIERNEY  Telephone 205. ,  AGENT FOR GALT COAL  Office; Two Doors West C. P. R. Offices  FURNISHED   HOUSES  We have soveral good furnished houses to let  for the summer months.  WEST TRANSFER CO.  N. T. MACLEOD, Manager."  All! Kinds of  Teaming:  Work.  and  Transfer  H. &  M.  BIRD  BROKEN HILL BLOCK.  Agents for Hard and Soft Coal. Imperial Oil  OompAny. Washington Brink, Lime & Manufacturing Company. General commercial agents  and brokers.  AlJcoal und wood strictly cash on delivery.  To Joii.v I. McA.vdhkws or. to any person or persons to whom he may have transferred his  interest in the Black Diamond Mineral Claim,  situate on the north sido of Hear Creek,  about three miles from the town of .Ymir,"  lying south of and adjoining the Kvening  fclur jMineral Claim, Nelson Mining Division  of West Kontonay Distiict, and recorded in*   tlic_rccon1cii3iOflico=foi^the=Nelson=2Wiiiiiig^  illvision. -  You und each of you aro horeby notified that I  have expended Two Hundred and Twelve dollars  and Twenty-live cents ($212.23) in labor and improvements upon lhe above mentioned mineral  claim in order to hold saM niincral claim under  the provisions of the Mineral Act. and if within  ninety days from the date of this notice you fail  or refuse to contribute your proporiion of such  expenditures together with all costs of advertising your interest* in paid claims will become the  property of the subscriber under seel ion 4 of an  Act entitled  "An Act to Amend the mineral  Ad"im" JOIWDKA*.     "  Dated at Nelson this 27th day of April, 1!W1.  NOTICE.  Town Lots, New Denver.  In pursuance of  this Department;  Notice is hereby given that,  tho notification published by .  and dated 22nd June, WM, under section .'�� of the  "Land Act," agreements for the sale of Ixits in  tho Town of Now Denver, which werc(purchnsed  from the Government at public auction on 20th  July, 1892, and upon which the balance of purchase money and interest is not fully paid up by  tho 30th of April next, will bo cancelled and all  moneys paid therein will bo forfeited.  W. C. WKLLS.-  ���   Chief CommiFsion of Lands and Works.  Lands and Works Department,  Victoria, B. C��� 21st March, 1901,  DISSOLUTION   OF - PABTNEBSHIP.  Notice is hereby given that the partnership  heretofore existing between Lewis Noll and  WcsloyK. Cox, carrying on business as holel-  kecpors in the premises known as the Porto Hico  hotel at Porto Uico Siding, B. C, under the firm  name of Noll & Cox, has this day been dissolved  by mutual connent. Kor tho future the Porto  Kico hotel will be conducted by Lewis Noll, who  will assume all liabilities of the late firm and to  whom all accounts owinig said firm are herewith  payable. LOUIS NOLL.  WKSLKY K, COX.  Witness: Robt. Rknwick.  Nolson. March 2Cth. 1901.  TELEPHONE 147.  Office 184 BaKer St.  Hotel For Rent  First-class hotel property, .in  Nelson, for rent. Business gives  big returns. Por particulars  address P, O. Box 719, Nelson.  O0OKS' AND WAITERS' UNION ���Regular,  meetings every- Tuesday ./'evening at 8 30  6 clock, in Miners'Union Hall, corner; of Bakor  and Stanley streets.. Vistihg brei h-en cordially  invited. Chris. Lnft, president; H. Smelser, financial and recording secretary.': ���;.**'���*:  PLASTERERS'  UNION���The O. P. I. A. No.  172, meets every Monday evening In  the \  Elliot block, corner Baker.and Stanley; streets, ab  8 o'clock.    J.   D. Mover,   president; WUMam  Vice, secretary, Pi O. Box G16. ,t v v  j.y_- ���  S-Scl  7yh  J��_f*X   i  r 1-  " '���- .  m  ��������"1  vll  5  4V|  '^1  Al  FRATERNAL   SOCIETIES    .  NELSON LODaB, NO. 23, A. K. & A. M  Moete second Wednesday ln eaoh month  Sojourning brethren invited.  =XfKLSON=RO YA=b=A=He ffCHA'PTKi tTVbn ? r  ���L' O. R. C���Mce*s third Wednosdav. Snjoui i;  ing cnuipanions invited: George Johnstone.Z.; M.  W. MatUiews. S. K.���������;       ,,. '*."���'���  NELSON AERIE, No. 22. F.O. E.���Moetsecond  and fourth" Wednesday of each month, ao  Fraternity Hall.    Georgo  Bartlett,  president  John V. Morrison, secretary. ,,  KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS��� Nelson Lodge, No  25, Knights of Pythias, meets In, I. O. O. w.  Hall, oornor Bakor and Koott  Tnesday evening at 8 o'olock;.  oordlally Invited to attend.  A. T. Park, K, of R. & S.  laker and Kootenay streets, ev. r ���  ��� -    - -    -      VtslMng Knlghns  H. M. Vincent C, C.  KOOTENAY TENT NO. 7, IC. O. T. M -  Hold their regular meotings on tho first and  third ThursdayH of each month. Visiting Sir  Knights aro cordially Invited to attend, ii. A.  Brown, It. K.; A. W. Purdy, Com.; H.J.8Usel.  P. 3. C  ���* -    *  R. B. REILEY  (SUCCESSOR TO H. D. ASHCROFT)  BLACKSMITHS   AND   WOOD  EXPERT HORSESHOEINC.  WORKtfc*  Special attention given to .ill kinds of repairing  and custom work from c.'tside points. Heavy  bolts made to order on shoit 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.  Courtsof Assize, Nisi Prius, Over and Terminer  and General Gaol Delivery wilLbe holden in tho  Court Houso at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, at tho  places and on the dates following*, namely :  City of Nanaimo, on the 23rd day of April, 1901.  City of New Westminster, on the 23rd day of  April, 1901,  City of Nelson, on the 7th day of. May. 1901  City of Revelstoke, on the 7th day of May.  1901.  City of Vernon, on tho 15th day of May. 1901.  City of KainloopH, on the 23rd day of Mny, inni.  City of Vancouver, on the 2lstday of May, 1901.  City of Victoria, on tho 28th day of May, 1S0I.  Town of Clinton, on tho 281 h day of May, 1901  By Command.  J. D. PRENTICE.  Provincial Secretary,  Provincial Secretary's Office,  |WtblCut>fa.UU. THE TRIBOTE -. NELSON, B C, WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 1901  Remember Ferland's Sale  When you set out on your shopping tour today, and your money  will go much farther than in any other store in town. There are very  few articles in the Dry Goods, Clothing, Gents' Furnishing," or Boot  and Shoe lines that I am not offering at Eastern Wholesale Cost to  clear. Attention is directed to to following special bargains in Silks  Dress Skirts, White Muslin Wear and Shirt Waists:  Shirt Waists  Print Shirt "Waists, the regular $1.00 line, $  Print Shirt Waists at..     .;.*    ..  White  Muslin   Shirt  Waists,  tho  regular  $1.25 line now ofi'ered for'   ..  Black. Sateen Shirt Waists      .*.     ..  G5  90  Dress Skirts  Regular $10 Bfack Creponne Skirts, to clear $7 00  Regular $7.50 Black Creponne Skirts at .. 5 00  Regular $4.50 Blue and Black Serge Skirts 3 00  Regular $4.50 Black Lustre Skirts, to clear    2 50  White Muslin Wear  Corset Covers at 18c, 25c, 40c, and 50c,  White Skirts at 75c, $1.00, aud $1.50.  White Drawers at 25c, 50e, 75e, $1, $1.50 and $2.  White Night Gowns at 50c, 75c, $1.00 and $1.50.  Silks  China Silks at 25c per yard.  Black Satin, the $1.50 line, to clear at $1.00.  Large range of Fancy Colored Silks for Blouses at  all prices."  SPECIAL  SALE  OF BALANCE  OF  CARPETS  AT  LESS  THAN  COST,  REMEMBER THIS IS A GENUINE  CLOSING OUT SALE.  A.  FERLAND  Us  Us  fix ���   '       -x - X'iV  | THE PRICES WE QUOTEf  to TFII  A Mllftk AND PftWFRFIII STflRY *  to  to  to  TELL A QUICK AND POWERFUL STORY  !*���<.'  m  ��"<fc.--  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  \ to  to  ?*'  to  to  V to  ito  to  to  to  to  \ to  to  to  to  -to  to  to  to  Men's Shoes  28 pair men's box calf laced shoes, black or tan,  medium width and good wearers, ,worth$4.50, clearing  out sale for $3.50.    Mining shoes from.$i;75 up.  Men's Serge Suits  Not the cheap kind, but goods any, firm would .be  proud to handle. Like selling gold dollars at 50 cents  each, move out from $8 to $12.50 each. .   -  Men's  Hose  30 doz.  men's all wool black  hose  at  25   and   30    cents,  hose 6 pair for $ 1.-  Men's Shirts  ���* - --  , -       a*  Negligee, laundried, soft front, Percales, and -Fjench  Madras. A wonderful range, and they'll move but  quick, too.    From 65 cents up.  Blankets  We will clear out our' stock of Canadian all wool,  blankets at cost.. ._    -   ~i-    .  Those who invest here  draw   large  interest von  on their savings. . -' '  and- natural  cashmere  Heavy  all  wool  grey  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  ITHEO MADSON J  Baker Street, Kelson.  17?      .  - ���- ����  ^-^^S^V^^^f-:^^^ W ?^^?&?2?&^?W'-*?9'>0''"-0  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.=-^=g=    - ���  We are British Colombia Agents for-  THE DENVER FIRE CLAY CO.'S GOODS  WM. AINSWORTH <Sc SON'S BALANCES  SMITH & THOMPSON'S BALANCES  BRUNSTON'S POCKET TRANSITS  W. F. TEETZEL & CO.  VICTORIA   BLOCK  NELSON,   B. C.  CITY LOCAL NEWS  There will be a meeting of the  ladies' aid of the Methodist church  at 3 o'clock this- afternoon at the  parsonage.  Messrs. McPherson & McCammon  today commence business in Nelson  on their own account, having sucr  ceeded to the business of the well  known firm of Kirkpatrick &  Wilson. Their announcement will  appear in tomorrow's issue of Thr,  Trihune.  The Kootenay Cigar Company  will have an open house today for  its many patrons at the factory in  the West block, East" Baker street.  It is the case of a new .firm undertaking the'manufacture^of the best  known cigar in Kootenay aud it  proposes to start olf right.  Only one game was played "yesterday on the button series of the  Nelson Quiot Clulb, when Telford,  the present holder of the gold button suffered defeat by.Purdy, the  score being 31 to 15. Clements vs.  Miller are expected to play today  or default. "Other games to be  played are Rev. W. Munroe vs.  Smythe and McMorris vs Beer both  of which promise to be exciting.  W. A. McKee, who has been in  charge of work at Rossland for  ���Bradley & Co., painters and decorators, of Nelson, has returned  for a short- stay. Bradley & Co.  have the contract for the painting  of the new court house and also the  fire hall at Rossland, and the work  is now almost complete. ' Mr. McKee will return and supervise the  finishing touches to the buildings.  -, The veranda in front of the Sil:~  ver King hotel on Baker street was  yesterday torn down, and with it  went one of the old landmarks of  Nelson. The wooden structure was  erected in 1892, following the example set. by the Nelson house tlie  previous_year. It_was_consider_e_d_  a very pretentious piece of work in  its day. The Nelson and Madden  house verandas will go next, with  that of the Sherbrooke hotel, and  then the street will have been  cleared of these old-time sighs of  opulence and trade.  PERSONAL.  ROSSUAIND   BNaKSBERIINa  WORKS  CUNLIFFE  &  McMILiLiAN  Founders and Machinists, Specialty of Ore Cars, Ore-Bin Doors and Oeneral Mining Machinery.  List of eecond-hand machinery on hand, whioh haa been thoroughly overhauled and Is as good  "as new ��� *  1 2*>H. P. Locomotive-type boiler, with engine attached and all fittings, ready to turn on  1 bi"x8" Double-Cylinder Friction Drain-Hoist, built by Ingersoll Co.  1 SlnkinK Pump, No. 5 Cameron, New York.  steam.  1 Sinking Pump, 10"x5"xl3", outside packed plunger pattern.  Watch this advertisement for further lists, or write us before you buy for complete list.  Wo  may have just what you want.  Agents for Northey Pumps.   Stock carried,  P.  O.  Box 198.  THIRD  AVENUE,  ROSSLAND.  PX40MBBBS.  GOOD GOODS.  RBASONABL PRICES  "Will call at your residence or place  of business with catalogues and  prices any time if dropped apostcard. ���  OPPOSITE POSTOFfflOH.  KBLSOK. B. O  W. H. Percival and wife, Trail,  registered at the Humo yesterday.  "Judge" Hatch from Ainsworth  was at tho Hume yenterdny.  J.   W.   Williams,  Slocan,   is   iu  town.   Ho is staying at the Hume. .   ���  W; H'. Jeffery ^ Kaslo, is registered  at the Phair.  D. Craig, Sirdar, and. J. Little,  Blairmoro, are late arrivals ut the Queen's.        ,  P. W, George and J. S. .Melville  were two arrivals from Greenwood at the  Queen's last night.   *,    *  J. H..Smythe and wife, and Miss  Keary, Greenwood, wero among yesterday's  arrivals at tho'PUfth-.       .     ..:  T. W- Ewell;. Saudnii, and T. J.  Gallagher,. Hosebery, were; among;, tho liilc  arrivals at lhe Madden House lost night-.  Mrs. Van wart, sister of Horace  ITume, ar'd two children have arrived from  Predeticton and will make Nelson their home.  A. H. Lewis arrived from  Trail  yesterday to take Iho position of chief dispatcher  in.the Nelson oillcp of lhe C. P. It. ���  Hugh R. Cameron, general agent  for tho Great Western Insurance Company,  Ieavrts this morning on a business trip through  tho Boundary country.  The Methodist Conference.  A number of Methodist clergymen passed through Nelson yesterday en route to Rossland to attend  the annual district meeting for the  Kootenays, which opens iu that  city today. The annual convention  of the Methodist church of British  Columbia, will be held iu Nelson  this year, opening here on the 14th  inst., when a very large gathering  of clergymen and prominent laymen is looked for.  SHARKS SWINDLED WIDOWS  With an Insurance Dodge.  London, April 30.���The Insurance  Review tomorrow will expose in  detail the swindle referred to by  the Statist on April 21st,'when the  latter announced the discovery of a  clique of swindlers, making London  their headquarters, who professed  to represent a--leading American insurance company. According to  the Insurance Review, hundreds of  Frenchmen have been swindled by  the method mentioned by the  Statist. eThe swindlers would  notify the familyof a man recently  deceased that jthe last premium  which ought to have been paid  at a given ��� date, usually very  recent,'had not been paid, and that  if it was not forwarded by  a specified date the policy  would lapse. The widow would  then hasten to send a remittance.  The swindlers transacted business  in' the name of the Golden Grain Insurance Company of New York,  with a capital of 10,000,000 francs.  All the communications of the concern,'a fac simile of ���whose headlines are reproduced, are signed J.  E. Vilmoren, 16 Old Compton street,  London, which is a cheap French  cafe. Vilmoren's agents in France,  who kept him informed as to the  deaths of well-to-do persons, all  proved their innocence and were  released. The authorities of Scotland Yard are sea-rolling for the instigators but without success to the  present.  Big Cigarmakers' Combine.  Chicago, April 30.���The Chronicle says a gigantic consolidation of'  cigar .manufacturers in this city  will be announced Wednesday. The  American Cigar Company, itself a  consolidation -of many factories,  and closely allied with the so-called  ^tobacco trust, is . at the head of the  scheme. At least seven other firms,  ,uow united under- the name of the  Havana-American company, are to  be absorbed, aud in addition it is  reported five or six other large factories have -already been bought.  The total capital in the combine  will i epresent. upwards of $00,-  000,000.   .;���   ��� ������  Newmarket Race Winners. ���  London, April. 30.���The -Newmarket-first spring meeting opened  today, with an ��� interesting list of  events, though there was nothing  of greatimportance fromamonetary  point of view.-. An alleged selling  plate oflOS sovereigns was won by  Octoroon Girl. The Visitors' plate  of 150 sovereigns was won by lord  Harewobd's Nightshade, Seafog was  second and Brandsom third. The  first spring two-year-olds' stake," of  ten sovereigns each with 200 added  was won by His/ Lordship,' < AH  second. A maiden 2-year-olds[ race  of 100 sovereigns was won by Jas.  R. Keen's colt, Lottie Hampden.   -  Exposition Opens Today.   -  Buffalo, April 30.���rThe work of  installing the exhibits at the Pan-  American exposition is progressing  rapidly, but when the gates are  thrown open tomorrow morning  there- will-be-much���vacant_space,-  and many exhibits, unpacked.   The  TELEPHONE 27  EC.    BITERS   <fc  PAINTS, OILS 4ND GLASS.  GARDEN  TOOLS.  REFRIGERATORS  POULTRY NETTING'  Store, Corner Baker and Josephine Stieo  RUBBER AND COTTON HOSE.  Sole   Agents   for   Giant   Powder   Company    and   Truax   Automatic   Ore   Cars.  JSTEXiSOiST  STORES   AT  s-AJsnpoiBr  work of installation is not nearly  so far advanced as that of construction. The gates of the exposition will be thrown'open at 8:30  tomorrow, morning. No special  programme has been prepared.  Everything in the way of opening  ceremonies, have been postponed  until the dedication on May 20th.  The Knowles Crew Saved.  New  York,   April ��� 30. ���The  steamship    City    of   -Washington,  which   arrived here this . morning  from Colon, had on board the crew  of eight men of the schooner Emma  C. Knowles, which was discovered  one day last week on her beam ends  off Barnegat. The crew were picked up by the steamer Alliance,  bound from New York^for Colon "on  April 23rd, after the steamer had  been in collision with the schooner.  The- Alliance transferred them _to  the City of Washington on April  26th. It was feared that her crew  had been lost.    ,.  Another Nihilistic Plot.  Bbrijn, April 30.4-The Lokal  Anzeiger prints a despatch from  Breslau, Nilesia,- which says: "An  extensive Nihilistic plot has been  discovered in Russian Poland. . Six  hundred persons were" transported  by special train to the Warsaw  citadel. The towns ,of. Spsnovic,  Sielce and Dombrowa have been  occupied by two companies of Cossacks. Secret correspondence was  discovered by which the plot was'  revealed.  Center Star   Passes  Dividend  Over.  Toronto, April 30.���The Center  Star directors.passed their dividend  today, and indicated their intention  of doing so for some months.1 Manager Kirby reported that the workings lately have been in barren ore.  The dividends- will be. suspended'  until better ore is struck.'  BUSINESS  MENTION.  HU&HB.CA1R0N  INSURANCE,  REAL ESTATE  and MINING BROKER   .  Agent for the best fire - and life  companies doing business in the  city. Money to loan on improved  property. All straight loans; Borrowers can get their money from  me when they want it.    ,  UP-STAIR OFFICE TO RENT.  Apply H. R. Cameron  ~EARLY CLOSING  Tomorrow, Thursday, at 12  o'clock, al! the retail stores of  Nelson will close their doors and  remain closed during the balance  of the day. Do your shopping  early and don't attempt to do any  after 12 o'clock.  SMOKE ROYAL SEAL  FIRST UNION MADE  CIGAR MANUFACTURED.  IN NELSON.  Kootenay Cigar Co.  Bakor Street, Nelaon.  For Sale or Rent.���Piano at the  Old Curiosity Shop.  . Wanted���To rent at once a five  or six-room house,* furnished.". Box 650, Nelson.  .'" To Rent���Two rooms furnished  or unfurnished. Enquire Silica street, two doors  west of Josephine.    ~ :7   .  Furnished rooms to let, with or  without hoard. Prices modeVate. Mrs. Rollly,  Ward street, next tb Post Office..  To rent���-Office in the   Turner-  Boecke block, corner Ward and Baker; Apply  to John A. Turner/.-;'\���'.; .    :' .  Western Canadian  Employment  Office. P. .0. Box 711, 'Phone 270. Male und  female help of all kinds furulshed free of charge.  . Two-large, well-furnished rooms  to let. 1 and 5 Macdonald block, corner Josephine and Vernon'.' ��� ���  i  For sale.���A good paying grocery  and bakery business. Only bakery In town. For  particulars apply to. Stein Bros., Sandon, B. C.  .   To   let���-Furnished-ifront rooms  over Vanstoiie's drug store; $2.50 per week. Also  six-room house to let. ^ ���.      X;:.        .:��������� x-���-���;_.  We  have buyers   for gold and  copper mines, The Prospectors'Exchange, room  .4, K-W-C Block.   Telephone 104.   Nelson, B.C.  Japan Tea of all kinds to suit  your taste. Sun Cured, Spider Leg, Pan Fired  in bulk or packages.  Kootenay Coffee Co.  Furnished house to let on: corner of'  Mill and Hall streets; Roven rooms. Possession  can be secured on br about May ISth. Apply on.  the premises.       v ...- ./.-,���*���'  That fine blend of Gey Ion Tea we  are selling at thirty cents per pound is giving  the best of satisfaction to our many customers.  Kootenay Coffeo Oo^jjif.,^,  If you have Ji4i;i|)jB or. prospect for  sale, (.end samples of We a'ud ntpoi-t to The Prospectors' Exchango, room 4, K-W-C Block. Telephone 104.   Nelson, B. C  We   have   Indian,   Ceylon    and  China Teas in great variety, choicest q"ality.  We make .a specialty of blending teas and sell  them in any quantity at lowent rates, - Kootenay  Coffee Co   ��� *  New Bakery  The Star Bakery has opened  a branch store on Josephine  street, next to F. Irvine & Co. 's  millinery establishment.;  BREAD  REDUCED IN  PRICE BUT ���,  NOT IN  WEIGHT  Sold at 5 cents per loaf.  Come and see the display of  cakes,"etc.   R. G. JOY, Proprietor  FISHING TACKLE  IS NOT A NEW VENTURE WITH US.  We know your wants and have what you need. Our line is  too large to enumerate, but a call will convince you that it is  the most complete in the city.  LAWRENCE   HARDWARE   CO.  Importers and Dealers in Shelf and Heavy Hardware.  E. FERGUSON & CO.  WHOLESALE LIQUORS AND CIGARS.  NELSON, BRITISH COLUMBIA.  DOMESTIC CICARS  Amongst a large assortment we carry the following hrands: El Cielo, Flor  de Melba, La Ma rea, La  Veda,0 Rosebery, Buena  Galana.  I  THE CRANDA HAVANA CICARS  A full line ranging from  :$n0*.to"$120.*. A declaration  accompanies each box, certifying that the finest  Havana tobacco -only is  used by tliis factory. We  recommend them.  Our Special  Canadian Eye is the Most Palatable Whiskey in the  Market.   We have it in hulk and in cases 5's'and 6's.  PERSONAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO MAIL ORDERS  NELSON CLOTHING HOUSE  ���      NO.   219   BAKER'STKEET,   NELSON.  BOOTS!       BOOTS!       BOOTS!  For a few days only we will hold a slaughtering  discount sale of boots and shoes.  J. A. Gilker, Proprietor  j.*er.*^.*  ��ft  MORRISON & CALDWELL  PROVISIONS   AND   PRODUCE.  OUR LEADERS���  ' The well-known Newdale Creamery Butter  In nil sized packages and 1-ponnd bricks    "  September Selected Ontario Cheese  Choice Matured Canadian Stilton Cheese  ��� w Fresh Bogustown Ranch Eggs  Sole Agents for Regal Brand Tea, Coffee and Spices  ���HA  Baker Street,.  Nelson. B.C.  Morrison & Caldwell  ��� ���e*s-*��**g*S��**-*s  zmm  Fishing Tackle  We carry in stock Hardy Bros,  steel-center and grcenheart fly  rods, reels, flies, casts, traces,  and baits. Our line is very.  Ia��-ge and complete. Mail orders receive prompt attention.  TISDALL'S  GUN STORE  VANCOUVER.  ID  ALL KINDS OF FLOWER, VEGETABLE AND   GARDEN SEEDS  Houston Block.  Telephone 161.  P. O.   Bo* 178.  JOHN A. IRVING & CO.

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