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Daily Edition   No. 671.
Nelson, British Columbia. Thursday,  December 28.   1899.
Tenth Year
6ENS0R GIVING
LESS TROUBLE
Latest News of the Military Operations at
the Front.
says also that there wero thousands
of spectators at the Pretoria railway
station when the British who wero
captured at Nicholson's Nek detrained,
The people wore ordered by tho Boer
commandant to bore thoir heads nnd
did so. Tlm i-.ritiih. astonished, re
turned the salute." t
second   contingent.
pouring in
Applications   are
BOERS FORTIFYING- WE ARE WAITING
It is Thought That Buller May Make Another Attempt to
Cross the Tugela,--Situation at Ladysmith-���The
Dutch Farmers are Disaffected.
London. Dec. 28. ���(4:80 a. in.)���Mi, I whether if the military situation re-
Winston Churchill's airival at Ohievo- mains unchanged thoy will keep from
ley Camp  is   perhaps  responsible  for , open rebellion.
some over coloring of tho gravity of I Even in districts that havo not heen
the situation, hut all today's news cou-1 visited hy the Boers iu the eastern
voys tho impression that General Bul- port of the Province, tho Dutoh farm-
ler may he intending another attack ers aro rifling abont armed, this iH the
upon tho Boor positiou. Certainly the caso also in districts onl? fifty miles
Boers are not inactive. At both Mod-1 from Capetown where a seditious
dor Kiver and the Tugela they are said j movement   is husilv propagated.    Tbe
to he strengthening their forces and
extending defence works which in hoth
cases nre seemingly impregnable. As
showing Ihe diffloulty of obtaining accurate information a correspondent of
the Daily News at Capetown, under
date of December 21. announces that
General Buller is coming to Capetown
to meet Sir Charles Warren aud then
both will go to Modder River. As five
bntlalions of General Warren's fifth
division nre said to havo gone to Natal, his arrival at Pietermnritzbnrg
seemed natural. Dispatches from
Chiovehty indicate tbat Genera? Buller's forces will lumobilize at Frore before attempting another advance.
Doubtless he would ho glad to retrieve
the Colenso reverse before the arrival
of Lord Roberts; yet he is hardly
likely to attempt another frontal attack. It is more likely that he is preparing to strike, shonld the Boers
make any offensive movement.
Mr. Churchill's reference to Ladysmith may implv that the situation of
the garrison is more desperate than
had been supposed.
The Boers continue fortifing the
hills commencing the town. General
White, hov over, has hello-graphed that
all was well iu Ladysmith on December 2(1. Competent military critics in
London regard the campaign as at a
complete deadlock for the present, owing  to  tho  dispersal  of   the   Britisb
British forces are   inadequate tn guard
1,000 miles of   communications.
Ohieveley Camp, Dec. 22. ���(Friday.)
���Our scouts have reported Boers in
force on this side of the Tngela River.
'Three regiments of regulars supported
by artillery and all the available
mourned volunteers under the coin-
maud of Lord Dundonald advanced.
The Boers retired across tbe river.
The British captured five hundred
cuttle.
London, Dec. 2H.��� Tl" Moruiug Post
has received the following fr.iin
Churchill under dato of December 20,
telegraphed from Ohieveley Camp,
wheu he has arrived :
"All ranks havo complete confidence
111 Sir Bedvers Buller, ami there is a
stein determination to succeed uext
timo at all costs. A painful impression
was caused hy the announcement of
the change of commanders-in-chief and
the soldiers here are resolved to vindicate their trusted leader.
"The situation, nevertheless, is ono
of diffloulty, the Boer positiou being
one Oi extraordinary strength with
nigh hills lined tier on tier with
trenches and galleries rising from an
almost unfordable river and with a
smooth plain in front. Tbo enemy
hnve all the langes marked and   many
powerful guns dominate the various
forces^'UckT'anec^ate^rnr^orljpoinra of the river,while the drifts are
Thev believe it will he many weeks commanded by a converging mns-
10 ���   "'"    B " .       ,        ' kpfrv fire from   nrohahlv 12,000 Boers,
before Lord Roberts is a'le to reorgan-   kern nre mini   prouuiuj     ,
. .. , ������������������� mnm I    "There are 10 miles of wild, broken
ize nnd to make an effectivo move. . , T   i i.u
  | country before     reaching   Lnd) smith,
Loudon,    Dec.   38.-A   dispatch   to ; which demands early relief."
the Times from Mafeking, dated Mon-; -      .-._���������     At
dav December 11. hi* way of Mnchudi, Kimberley, Wednesday, Dec. 80.-At
Ssday Decernbr 19, says that Lady half past two this morning minted
Barah Wilson, aunt of the Dnke of detachments, under command o Col-
Mr borough, who was captured by ��� ond Paakham with time "�����"���������
the Boors while acting as corresnnnd- three seven-pnunders nnder Major
entfo a London paper, has arrived May recmnoitered, leaving the en-
ent tor a   uuuuun   _aya., ���rnnnhmanta    I'hn British  advanced to
there, having been  changed   or Vil-  ��*-     < ����-J" ^   ,_���
-one, a notorious horse  thief and con-   1^ ^.^ ^   ^   ^
VK,t'   peering  over   the   ridge.    Fonr   gons
; then beunn to shell the Tnllpan at n
London, Dec. 2h,-The Boer trenoh rBn���8 0f 8,500 yards. A Boer gun
work is so good that It enables the dropp0* fonr shells near our men. hut
enemy to hold a long line with very L-fl ,|0 Haiuaue. A-i the Boots were
fow men, nnd to travel groat distances_trn'_gly entrenched wo withdrew.
under a perfect cover so as rapidly to | Their gtiua are well posted,
reinforce any point attacked.
tfnperia
London, Dec. 88.���The (lnperial
Government, according to a dispatch
from Calcutta to the Times, bas accepted an offer of two batteries mads
bv the Indian Government. .
  (i
Ottawa, Ont , Dec. if:���Mrs. Rog.
ars, wife of Oaptain Maynard Rogers.
with the lirst contingent at Belraunt,
Sonth Allicu, received the following
cable ibis morning, dated "Belmont,
(Wednesday) Dec. 87 ���Happy returns,
all well."
CAPTURED ON   TIIK 111(111 SEAS.
Pietermaritzburg,  Dec.  20. ���General
Supplies   Intended Kor  the  Boers Aro
Intercepted.
Kevv   Yotk,    Don.   27. ���Secretary of
Stato   Hay bus    communicated     with
Sir Charles Warren, commanding the United states Ambassador Ohoate In
Fifth division, arrived here last even- | England regarding the seizure off tho
iug with his staff nud immediately [COast of Sonth Africa of three vessels
proceeded for the front. loaded with American goods and   con
signed lo   merchants   in Lorenzo Mar-
London, Deo. 28. ���A dispatch to tbe
Times from Pietermaritzburg. dated
Thnrsdav,Deo. 21, says:
"A strong suspicion exists horc thnt
tho ostensibly innocent bills of lading
.furnished by German steamers arriving in Delagoa Bay really ooticoal con-
trahrand and the local newspapers are
urging a more rigid examination of
cargoes.
Ohieveley Camp, Deo. 25. ��� (Mon-
lay).���Although the two armies were
in sight of each other, with the temperature 102 degree in the shade the
British todav enjoyed their characteristic Christmas cheer OupMiiis Glen-
fell and Kirkwocd. of the South African Light Houso, left here' yesterday
to inspect the patrols along tho eastern
hills. Ti.eir horses returned at nigl.t
alone. Colonel Douald ofthe Royal Fusileers has had his collar bone broken
by being thrown from his morse while
on outpost duty.
Ohieveley Camp, Tuesday, Dec. 20.
���The naval guns begun shelling the
Boor positiou ut 5 o'clock this morning, using lyddite. The shelling continued abont two hours. Ever since
the engagement at Colenso the enemy
have been energetically improving
thoir entrenchments. They cau be
seen galloping  freely from bill to hill.
Ladvsmith also had a bU8y morning
ii.dii.y- tbeiirng the Bohiii volition on
Umbulawana Mountain. Tho bursting
shells wera plainly visible at Cbiov-
elev.
WElIil CTATffl���
M. Morton Presents Re
port on Fur Seals
WANT LAKE SHIPYARDS
The Times, which comments editor
ially upon the severe strain says:
"It isdiilicult to avoid   the   ooriclu
London, Dec. 28.-A snecial correspondent of the Daily Chronicle, telegraphing from   Sterkstrom. Capo   Ocl-
to
siontbat   onr  troubles   are due to the ony, Thursday, Dec. M*"*
unreality of  the presumedly  practical!    "Strong   men*ures are neoe��ary
e sons given in the manoeuvres at Al-i check  the   hostile  fool un* among   the
lessons given in t ! Ulltoh  eolmists,     whose   sedition   is
D itches from Modder River repre-, shown in the removal ��if rail way bolls
sent Dutch disaffection in Griquu- the obstrootiou of brids cvert.
land West, as growing very serious, and attacks ^"' ' J ��� '
In some towns the entire   Dntoh popu-   Disaffection is bound to   inc. ase, nn
less   immediate     reinforcements    are
forthcoming.
The local Dutch   und British settlers
lation has joined the   Boers.    The rebels have   formed   a   laager at  a point
S.^:'r.,ri;,:irii1"';.:.,;��,v*���^����.'��'
Boers have raised the siege   of  Kmn- j 0|)rm).
manes and have all withdrawn to Mag-  ^ London. Dc ^ ^^ ^ ^
ersfontein.
The Capetown correspondent  o   ��� ""J^  Bobllnger,   an agent  of  the
Times under date of  Friday, uec. ��, . ^^ __^   Eqdtable   Assurance Sod-
says: , ,     .Lf_   ,vh0   has   arrived   hem from Pre-
-Anxiety regarding   ths attitude of et    ��h ^^   .^^
the Colonial  Dutch  is steadily grow- toria, say^t ,peo_iatlve
ing.    Tbey make  no effort to conceal  MM   ^odWJ _ ^ j ^ mln,ng
their sympa.hy with tho   two   Bepu b- ; napta      , ^.__ ^ ___    ���_
lies  and  the   only  question   now   is i wuuu
New York, Dec. 27.���The Tribune's
London special says:
"A bslated Christmas message from
Ladysmith was posted yesterday afternoon. It was the throe day's casualty
list, with four deaths from fever and
dysentery, three men wounded, apparently from shell, and one separate entry of 10 killed and 16 wounded in
what looked like a sortie or reconnnis
sauce last Friday, in which were engaged the Fifth Lancers, who fought
so well at Elaudslaagtc, unil the remnants of tho Gloucester Regiment and
Tenth Mountain hattery. which weie
entrapped at Nicholson s Nek. There
were no details, but optimists chose to
infer that White's men had been again j
showing their tin ttie hy venturing outside tbeir lints, especial!; as Lieutenant Colonel Fawcett of the Lancers,
the ofiicer apparently in command, was
severely wounded. Whether the Ladysmith garrison'is lighting gallantly outside or is exposed to closer and more
ncstruotive fire from the enemy's guns,
these casualty lists, with their Jfatal
cases of tvph.iid fever.are eloquent ap-
Ioals to the British army beyond Tngela to rescue it us speedily as possi'de
from prolongation of the siege.
"The relief of Ludystnith has become
Buller's first objective and everything
else'has been sacrificed to attain that
object,
"Frontal attack stems tbe onlj ie-
source of British strategy in the field.
There is a general agreement,however,
among military men thnt he will not
attempt the second time near Oolenso
uutil fall control of thu southern bank
has been secured. The arrival of the
siege train is reported at last at Capetown It is not yet clear whether Me-
thnen or Buller will make use of these
guns in attacking strongly fortified positions in front of them.
"Geueral Forrestier-Walker reported
that there was no change at Motlder
Kiver, where Methuen was well en
trenebed and undisturbed, and thnt
Dordrecht had been occupied by 15
Cape police, tho Boers having retreated."
quez, Delagoa Bay. K. G. Geldett, an
expert agont of South Williams Street,
is one of thu snfforors by the. coulisca-
ling of the goods in transit, and be
bss laid the facts before Secretary
Hay.
Mr. Geldnrt said todny: "I notified
Mr. Hay, nnd in reply be sent me a
letter saving he bad communicated
with the United State-t Ambassador iu
England. I am going to have tho mnt-
ter brought Up in congress nnd see
what redress Americans havo for these
seiznres. The proceeding was a most
high-handed one, und without precedent, I beiieve. The Pennsylvania
Milling Company,Flint, Eddy & Company and others are as badly off or
worse thau I am, as they hid goods on
tho same vessels; I shipped a quantity
of beef ant) laid on the Beatrice, a
British vessel, which sailed from the
North Central pier, Atlantic basin,
io tbe latter part nf November. Tbo
Mashona, another British vessel, sailed
early iu November, and on her I had
a quantity of beef nnd flour consigned
to the same firm in Lorenzo Marquez,
England is acting on the idea that
all goods consigned to Dolagna Bay
aro meant for Pretoria, out tho oiiub
of proof lios wilh Ihe Government.
With this 1 havo nothing to do. I consigned goods in tho usual way to a reputable firm iu neutral territory and
these havo been seized by eider uf the
British '"over.nmerit. Both th��w
steamers were under the British flag,
too.' ���
At the British consul's oflice in this
city yesterday, a statement given ont
in answer for an expression of opinion
about tho seizure was:
"If you will show anyone who cau
define contrahrand of war, I will tell
you what I think about this. If onr
countrymen considered flour contraband of war.as giving aid and comfort
to the Boers by being part of their
sustenance, it was perfectly right to
seize the vessels on the high seas, even
though they wero directed to a neutral port. In tho recent Chinese war
rice was declared contraband of war."
Experts on international law and admiralty practice say that if the classification of flour as contraband nf war
was established it would bn a precedent that, would he of the utmost danger to Great Britain in tbo future as a
great commercial nation.
Now Orleans, Doc. 27.���Tho British
consul hero is authority for the statement that New Orleans hns been oue
of the chief poits used by Boer agents
fnr securing supplies for uso in the
Transvaal and that British ships have
been used largely in their shipment.
Corn, it seems, hns been ono ol tbe
principal staples bought for the purpose and shipped away from this port
without creating either continent or
suspicion. Tho Britisb authorities
however, appear to havo been possessed
of more or less information on the
snhjeet for Home time hut havo been
powerless to stop tlm shipments. Th��
plan, the British consul says, has been
to ship the Btain and other supplies
from New Orleans to Rotterdam and
thore reship tn ports from which the
Transvaal eould be reached, British
shtps being used to carry it as far as
Rotterdam. This seasou the quantity
of corn shipped from Now Orleans to
Rotterdam has heen in excess of 8;000,���
000 bushels, while the legitimate trade
has never required moro   than   400,000
bushels.	
CIVIL MARRIAGE.
But For Alaskan Boundary Question Ironclads Would bo Building on
Great Lakes-
Washington, Dec. 27.���Attention to
tbe Behriug Sea controversy between
tin United States and Great Britain
has been renewed by the report of Mr.
J. M. Morton, United Stales ugeut ou
the seal islands who has come in to
suimit his report and confer with the
authorities. The essentinl point of the
report is that the seal herds have diminished 20 per ceut. within the last
year. When the Behrina Sea negotiations were on last year the maiu contention of the American authorities
was that the herds were being so diminished by poaching and pelagic soiling that the amuinls would become 6*.
tinct at au early date. Mr. Morton's
renort of a diminution of 20 per cent
IB regarded as fully bearing out the
contention and it is taken also as an
indication of urgent need of renewed
negotiations for tha prevention of pel-
agio sealing.
as training ships for naval cadets,
have arr. ��� I .it Havana, after a cruise
through V\i-i ludian waters. It was
the arrival of tin m' ships in Haytian
it ion days :iu'u thai cabled
onstornation among tbe ofllciala and
people there, a - It was leoied there
wonld be a repetition uf tbe l.udcra
incident and another demand on Haytl
hacked up by the   German naval guns
It   appears,   however, that the visit of
tho   warships was entirely   devoid   of
significance,
THE CONSPIRACY  TRIALS
The Public Prosecutor Has Completed
His Andrew.
Paris, Dec. 27.���The public prosccn-
for concluded his closing speech tonight beforo the Senate, sitting as a
High Court, In the conspiracy cases.
He asked that an especially severe
sentence be imposed upon Jules Guei-
iu, tho presitkmt of the anti-Semite
league. The president of tho court,
M. Fallieres, then read the decision of
the High Court, liberating those prisoners whose prosecution wus abandoned yesterday, owing to want of evidence Tbo prisoners in question then
lefl the court room, oue of their number, M. Cailly, Bhouting, "Vive la
Repnbliqne" and "A bas Ies Jnifs."
Tho court adjourned until tomorrow.
THAT  KI.NlAN  RAID.
A Huge Joke on the Part of American
Irishmen.
Montreal, Dec. 27. ���Military authorities in Eastern Canada scuff at tho reported invasion of Canada by Irish
Fenians from the United States.
They deolare that a hundred thousand
troops equipped with the tndsl powerful and modem gnus could be mobilized iu a short lime auil soon drive back
auy would-be invaders. A Detroit,
Mich , dispatoh fays prominent Irishmen identified With Irish societies assert that the whole thing is a huge
joke more thau anything else. "Just
to scare England a little, you see,"
said ono.
Ottawa Out., Dec. 27.-Tbe Hon.
Dr. Borden stated this afternoon that
the names of tho oluoors nf the second
contingent would bo announced .this
evening.
Montreal, Dec. 27.-Reports from
recruiting stations in eastern Canada
Indioate that no trouble will be experienced by the Government in finding a
sufficient number of  rocrnits   for  tha
Protestants Oan Now Be Legally Mur-
ried in the Philippines.
Washington, Den. 27. ��� General Otis
has issued a decree authorizing the celebration of civil marriages in the Philippines and Secretary Root has approved the act. Heretofore all marriages
were celebrated by the Catholic Church
so that Protestants and non-Christians
were prohibited from mArrying. The
decreo does not Interfere with the
Catholics, who may be married according to tbeir rites, bnt extends the
privilege of civil marriage to those
who may desire it, just uh is practiced
in the United States.
SECRETARY LONG'S REPORT.
Washington, Dec. 27.���Secretary
Long stated iu his recent annual report
that negotiations were pending between the United States and (ireat
Britain, to overcome the treaty
against building war ships ou the
great lakes. It has transpired that the
American members of the Joint High
Commission put forward a plan permitting the lako shipyards to build
warships, with the understanding that
the vessels would not ho fitted up aud
remain on the lakes for naval service.
This was accepted by tho Canadian
ollicials with tho additional provision
that the armor should not be placed ou
tho wai ships, until after they bave
reached salt water. Tnis provision
wonld have heen incorporated in the
tiual arrangement, had not the commission failed of an agreement because
of  the Alnskan boundary trouble.
READJUSTMENT OF RATES.
The Railroads Will Listen to the Mer
chants' Complaints.
New York, Deo. 27.���As a result, of
tho protest of the merchants against
tho classification of merchandise by the
railways and of interviews of members of the Merchants' Association in
this city with thn trunk line officials,
tho latter have said lhat tnis classification Will go into effect on January I,
but thoy hove promised that tho matter of a readjustment of classifications,
which it is claimed by the merchants
will hurl their business, will be taken
np again by the traffic ollicials und executive ullicers of the roads, who will
sift every grievance to the bottom and
meet the merchants half way in making proper readjustment.
INSURGENTS    STILL   FIGHTING.
Monifa, Dec. ���'?.���Ouluiiei Locket
with a force of 2,500 men including artillery today attacked a strong force of
insurgents entrenched in the mountains near Montalban, about live miles
northeast of San Mateo.
The enemy were completely  routed,
the Am- ricans pursuing thetn through
the hills amid which they fled in every
direction, Four Americans were
wounded, The Filipino loss was largo
resulting from a heavy infantry aud
artillery tire (nr three hours into tho
trenches. It is supposed lhat the insurgents were driven ont oi San Mateo
on the day General Lawton was killed.
They numbered   probably   a thousand.
THE   PANAMA CANAL.
SPANISH PRISONERS FAMILIES.
Madrid, Dec. 27.���Tho Premier,
Senor Silvela, formally announced at
today's oabiuet council that ho hnd an
interview with the United states Minister, Mr. Bellamy Storer, who had Informed him that United states Government would undertake the repatriation of the [amHies of Spauish prisoners in the Philippines.
DEAD FROM  EXPOSURE.
Toronto. Out.,Dec. 27.���John Heu'.y,
aged 25, died in the Emergency Hos-
pital this morning as a nsuit o: exposure tn extreme told, haviuK beeu
found lying on the Grand Trunk tracks
near Bownianville with a leg broken
and both feet linilly frozen. He is supposed to havo fallen from a lraiu. Be-
loto his death tbe victim gave bis
home as Findlaj, Ohio.
NO DISSOl IJTION  YET.
Quebec Dec. 27. ���Le Solcil, Liberal,
regarded al   an  authority   m   Fedeial
politics, states that tho Federal Government has no Intention of bringing
on the general elections ut present.
It Bays there is no public or party interest at the moment to precipitate a
dissolution before the expiration of its
term.
BISHOP CONSECRATED.
American   Company    Incorporated   to
Buy Out the Concern,
Trenton, N. J., Dec. 27.���The Panama Canal Company of America with
all authorized capital; "f $80,000,000
was incorporated hern today. The ob-
ject of the company, as shown by the joliet. Que.,Dec. 27.���Tho consecra-
articles of incorporation, is to acqniio ti(in 0j Mnnsaigneai Bnruanlt and co-
hy purchase the ship canal of tbo Cora-1 a.liutor Nicolet occurred here this
pagnic Nouvello du Canal do Panama morning. Archbishop Begin of Que-
and tbe railway aoross the Isthmus of !,,���,. Wllh oonseorating prelato assisted
Panama, and also to construct, equip I ,)y Bev,.n,i t,jHhops from the United
and operate said canal and railway j $\atm ttIKJ other par.s of Canada,
and the various   enterprises  conncoted 	
therewith.
SCARED OF THE GERMANS.
THE INDIAN FAMINE.
London, Dec.   27.���The  Viceroy   of
India,  Lord Curzon of Kedloston, tele-
Th,
Nixe   and   Von   Moltke   Caused  graphs from Calcutta   that   there  has
Alarm in Haytl. been no increase   of   rain and   that 2,-
Washington, Dec,   27.��� The German  461,000 natives suffering  from  famine
war ships Nixe and Von Moltke,   used ' are now receiving relief.
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Nelson Daily Mper
f ubllautal uaily ejeoent Monday.
Nici.sonMinkh Pbiktino & Pubi.ibiii.-jo t'o.
I)   J   BfflATON, Kdltorand Mnnttgor.
Hukscriition Rates.
inily por m;ulli by canter * 100
per Im if yoor    "00
per yerr  W On
peryucr hy mall    800
perverr foreign  WOO
Nelson Wkkkiy Minkr.
Weekly, pe  naif year * 126
p..r year 	
por yoar, foreign	
Subscription! Invariably in advance
..  ������oo
..2 50
likely to have a too  pronounoedly pro-
Boer strain.
H -ison Min :r Print;ngSt. PubllshlngCo
nelson. b. c.
Telephone   No.  144.
THE TRAVES CASE.
Uudei nny circumstauces it ih im-
iKirtant to know whether 0 by-law is
valid or int. It was important so in
the case of the Fire Limit By-law. foi
if not valid, frame structures of all
sorts and sizes might go up in the very
heart of the City. It was proper, therefore, that the officials should contest
the right of Mr. Traves to erect that
frame building on Ward Street which
has been thj cent/o of so much Interest during the past few months. It is
a surprise to learn from thn judgment
of which it hns been the occasion that
not ouly tne Firo Limit By law, but
all the other bylaws affected by the
recent revision and consolidation, are
under suspicion. That is a very serious matter, much more serious than
the more question of au additional
frame structure within the prescribed
limits,
It becomes immediately necessary to
settle whatever doubt there may be.
Oue suggestion is to appeal tbe judgment to the full Court. That, to sny
the least of it, would be attended with
considerable risk. Mr. Justice Martin is noted as a sound lawyer, and
the probability is his judgment would
be sustained and the doubt as to the
consolidation confirmed. The City
would therefore find itself no farther
tidvanoed, while, another pretty bill of
costs wouW bo run up. The Traves
building is a small thing in comparison. A more sensible course would be
to drop the Traves case, relying for
protection against further abuses on
the virtue of a restraining order, and
proceed at ouco to the more serious
affair of remedying the defects of the
consolidation by-law. That is the important thing just now. The corporation can afford to lot the Traves mutter drop ont of sight, especially as the
chances nre all against it, when it has
the muoh graver situatiou raised by
the judgment nailing for immediate
attention. The proceedings so fnr do
not hold out any hope that further ones
would result differently, whereas the
opportunity is ready to hand to set
abont completing the formalities necessary to removo any doubt ss to lhe
validity of the broader by-law.
The cars of the Nelson Street Railway Company made a second attempt
at starling their regular service yesterday, this timo without any mishap,
and the Oltyjtook on quite metropalitau
airs in couseqnen'e.
AMERICANS GET IT.
Glasgow, Dec. 37.���The corporation
of thin oity has accented tho bid of a
New York company for electric feeders for tbe Glasgow tramways at ��151,-
000 or $10,000 below the lowest bid in
Great Britain,
PRESCRIPTIONS
Thu purity of the Drugs nnil Medicines
admlnlstoied to thu patlonl Is the inosi
essential element iii tlm successful treatment of disease I're-cnplimis nre ram-
pounaod by ns from absolutely Pure
lirugs iii liorfecl condition, io.il Ihcphy
slolan'a skill will out be nullified by old
and Impotent drugs,
our Btooks of requisites for'
The Toilet
The Nursery
The Sick Room
Are complete.   Your patronage soliotted,
Nurses'  Directory.
For tho convenience of Physicians anil
Nnrs'-s, we hnve established n Nurses'
Dlrootory, and In order to have il complete, request all Nurses to scad in or cull
and  leavo thoir names  and  addresses.
H. F. M'LEAN
Dispensing Chemist
Telephone 115.     P, O. BOT 225.     Baker Street.
Mail Orders Promptly Attended To,
SON'S
SEE
OUR
DOLLS
and
TOYS
Thomson Stationeir Go., LttL
NELSON, B. C.
A. R- BARROW, a.-m.i.c.e.
Provincial Land Surveyor,
Corner Victoria and Kootenay Sts.
P. O. Box 5511. Telephone No. 115
We publish an unusual number of
telegrams from South Africa this
morning, from which it may be fairly
inferred that the censorship is being
somewhat relaxed. The dispatches
from the different centers of conflict
bear a groat resomblanee. Everywhere
the Boers seem to be strengthening
their already strong positions, while
the British are awaiting reinforcements, the monotony being only broken by an occasional sortie or reconnaissance. A London co'.de says that
all today's news conveys the impression that General Buller is abont to
make another attempt, to force the passage of Tngela River. Genera! Buller
is an able as well as a resolute general.
He has already sustained one reverse,
and he may be counted on not. to make
another mistake. Nu.\t time he tries
to get across he will succeed, so if tli9
above surmise is correct, it will not be
long beforo Ladysinitb is relieved. A
check like tho one that was recently
reoeived is admirably calculated to
rouse a feeling of bitter anger and de-
siro for revenge iu the breasts of thu
soldiers, sentiments not calculated to
make the next engagement any easier
for the Boers. It will probably be the
most hard fought and bloodiest battle
of the war. General Buller still commands the confidence of his troop*, and
his ndniirorH will be much surprised if
ho does not regain his laurels before
Lord RobertH appears on the scene.
General Warren Iwh arrived at Pietei-
maritzburg and the five battalions ho
biings with linn aro arriving in tho
niek of time.
I.** C   QUEEN, li. A., O. J"���PROVINCIAL
I1 ���    baud Surveyor.    Surveys of mineral
claims lands, eto.   Agent for obtaining Grown
Grunts.   Olllce Turaer-Boeckh block   Nelsou,
B.C.
KOOTENAYCOFFEE CO
Our Fresh Roasted Coffee of Best
Quality, as follows:
Java and Arabian Mochn, per pound $   40
Java and Mocha Blend,!',1 pounds 100
Fine Santos, 4 pounds  1 00
Santos Hlend, 6 pounds  1 00
Our Special Blend, li pounds  100
Onr Rio Roast, 0 pounds  100
A  ritl.ll. Oltltl'i: sol!(il ||>.
Salesrooms .
2 DOORS EAST OF ODDFELLOWS
BLOCK, VV.  BAKER ST.
Nelson,      -      b. c.
A Few
BARGAINS
IN CHOICE
NEW YEARS' GIFTS
still left.
A   few    odd
pieces
of
Silver
Plated Ware
at clearing off
prices.
CANADA DRUG- &
BOOK CO.
COAL! )   OAL!
Great Reduction!
(aHn^�� $9.65 Per Ton
orow^nest $6i15 per Ton
DELIVERED.
C.W.WEST&C0.
TELEPHONE .'IM.
LUMBER.
Delivered to an any point on
Kootenay Lake.
I have a complete stock
on hand of
BOUGH ANU
DRESSED LCMLt   ,
SHINGLES.
MOULDINGS, SASH DO' il <
INSIDE FINISH.
COAST  FLOORING
and
FINISHED LUMBER.
Wholesale Houses.
NELSON, B. C.
AERATED AND MINERAL WATERS
THORPE & CO., LlMJTltD.���Oorner Vernon nan Cedar Strews, Nelson, iiiiinu-
fuoturors of and wholesale dealers in aerated
waters aud f run syrups.   sulenKeaUj for Ll**>-
e}onapruifcr, nunuww vvauir.
NELSON SUDA WATER FACTORY
���S. .VI. OumUUliB, L*W> '. lnui'J know.,
vane j of soft drinks. I'. " Hon SU ll"
pllOuuNo Jl. tlt'u. er oireel. SolHOIt liuti.e.i-
of the Famous St. Leon Hoi Springs Mineral
VV aler.
HUDSON'S BAV
COMPANY.
CIGARS
Mill at PILOT HAY.
Sards, NELSON nnd LARDO
HEAD   OFFICE
J.   A.   SAYWARD.
Joy cometh in the morning
And in the evening' too,
If you eat his Home made Bread
You'll be joyful too.
A*k your Grocer for it.
Grocers carry it :
These
KIRKrATRICK & WILSON.
J.  A.  IRVING & CO.
MORRISON & CALDWELL.
EAST  END GROCERY.
GEO. BKLL & CO.
T. A.  SCAN LAN.
COLE'S  GROCERY,  Hume Add,
HUMPHREYS & PITTOCK.
KOOTENAY OiGAH M,-"U CO.
ner uuk.i aim ll.tuot.rou ... .., i��uu,
ulaellirer- ut " 'tujai oe.il " u.,u " ivuu
tiulle " brand uf clgara.
COMMISSION MtKbttHi'l i a
HJ. HVANS dt  jO.-H'-'x"'  "   '���
���    HOIl, tvnOiuMilu d\ia.uiv* in li (iu a, UJK .
eeinent, tiro U lea and lireei j, w.uu: pipe U
Hteoi rails and general uouimtusldu in. r- I. i ���
GRAIN, HAY AND CEKcAuo
B~~ RACKMAN <*. JVtrtMlLLir-U U^.
1.1MITKU.���r'ronL bbreet, .Stuuuil.  wnoie
huJu dealer* iu   Hour,   iueti!8,   ate., ana  uaj
and grain. Mill's at lulliioiiLi.n, V leleria .ui.
New VVeslnillihlei. bluvulort! oil Calgary u
Ednioiilun Railway.
GEO.   ""���   MOTION-- Wholesale   Hut.
orain and reed,   opeeial quouiUuiin un
carload lots lo all Kuoiuua> puinU.
GROCERIES
A MACDONALD ��c GO.-Oer.er v���r-
��� nou am! jiiHuullliiu ouoolH. wliulunatc
irrocarl and juubure iu DldUkULS, glove, niiL.B.
ooouj, rubOor-t, uiaoKinawt, and uiiiiers' suit
dries.
KOOTENAY SUPPLY CO. umitkd-
Voruon airuoi, .s.1 o.>. iuiporterH, wliuie-
nule grocers.
FRESH AND SALT MEATS
PBUKNck A OO   iiiii.,-r .-Hivui,  .leiouu,
���    WllulOdUlu   ,1,-airl';.   Ill   l.Oall   ullll   eUie>.
UlOaln,    UwlU Alurtl^u.
WfeST KOOTENAY BUTCHER Co
���baker aireeL. iScIhuii.   \V Iioiubhio do...
ul'Mu IK-  ii lltidcu.ell illeald.
HARDWARE &   MINING  bUPPL.tw
HtlYtnS   a.   GU.-^'"����C   iiAker   a ���
���    JiMttpUiUQ   bU'tititd,    iSul��un,    WliOiU&tti
uuuiCI'a   IU    h.u-iiw.ai'    (Lull    llllllillg    . -u jijuif.-
Aguiild for (JiaiiL I'-jwUut* Co.
The Best New Year's
Gift
for your Boys or  Girls  is  ;i course
of traininj,'1 at the
Business College
Don't wait for the High
School but give them the
high gradeof supplementary
education afforded by this
institution. Classes formed Wednesday,   Jan.   3rd.
RATTRAY &   MERRILL.
Victoria Street, near City Hall.
PATENT VAPOR
AND   MEDICAL  BATH
niost.-'illeaoious in eheckingdiHcasc and
preserving h'aHh, hlK-ily rocommend
ed oy the Medical Faculty and profeH*
si'int] ui-hch. Ono bath will break up
the most Kevero'cold.
Imperial Silverware
The best Roods on the market, beautiful dofltffHB, and every article guaranteed for ton yearn.
Chautauqua Combination "Writing Desk
aud Drawing Board.
Tho best Kindergarten Combination
over invented for children nr young
people. Fully fu nished with hmtruc
tion book, crayons, etc., invaluable for
home education.
The Silverware and D-'skH nre most -mitable
for Chri-tnms presents. Call and liiBpeO' goods
at my office,  Hull street between Baker and
Vernon.
JOHN BLUNEY, ^!:i'Sr���,umblft.
VANCUUVER   HARDvVaRi-.   oU'Y
l-lMilUD    1>hKoI*   Olluul, jNUlOUUt     Hiiuh
sata dealers iu turd vvuru ana  miiitrg HUppilutf,
plunmer-i'aiia unsunlu's supplies.
ELSON  HARDWARE   CO.-Whole
**nir t. .uin :- aita "li.--.
N.*;0't-T*!��-"i- ��� ^Tft
Soon New Vear  will !>,��� upon us
he time for nou  resolutions.
Just Dot This Down
and hang il up
kitchen.
in   vour
N
LIQUORS AND DRY UUUDS.
TURNER, but ION & oO.^oine
Varum- luia ju*-u^hihu ouuuw-, NutdUu
wnoiesalu deulois IU iiqiiui's cigars and dl'j
gooUo. ^���.gOiit-.ror 1'ubiu lii'owiurf lo. ot Aii
wa. kee ami OaigafV tiruWl-tgUU. of i    ig.t j
H
UDoJU'a BaY U��J.- ���> uuiuoaio ^u-
Ctll'lua IIUU U<|UOril,tfwU.,   liJl,,:!'.;,.. \{'i^    11
NOTICE lt> hereby given that". moetlDg of
the credhor* 01 Ch&rlea H. Meo*onald
will be held at 'ho offloes (Menora Bowes *c
Wragge, sollolturs, Bakorstrool Nelson. H 0.
on vtonil.y, the Uthdayol lanuary, lOOO.atthe
hour of thro ��� o'clock in ihe afternoon,
Dated at Nelson, B. C, the 27th  day of  De-
oonibor, 1M9.
MISS PALHER
will   o^ton   her   Kindergarten   nnd   Primary
School in the KiiKlish t'hurrli fc'choul Room 011
2nd .Inn,
For terms particulars apply to
Miss PALMER,
at Ihe residence of Mrs. J. R. Robertson, Haker street. West.
Liberal advertising of a Rond article
never fails to remilt in large sales, and
tlio Slater Shoe Company is no exception to the role. Although only organ-
izecl in May lint the Company has tle-
cltued a half-yearly dividend of i% per
cent. This is a most creditable showing for a new company, aud the management rightly attributes their suo-
cess to tbe excellence of their goods
which have been made known by judicious advertising.
Lady Sarah Wilson has beeu ex*
changed, lmt possibly she is almost
sorry to regain her liberty, as a horse
thief and convict wero consideiod a
suitable exchange.   Her letters are not
Don't forget
lo try
St. Leon
Hot Springs
Water
After the Xmas festivities.
Sole bottlers
Nelson Soda Wulei Factory.
Parisian Hair Dressing
Parlors
Are now open. A 1 irge aHsorttnent of Hair
(i^ods, ITaoiftl Treatments and Hair Tonic.
Lftdiea should not be without our KosoOroams
Room I, Victoria Building.
Atlantic S. S. Lines
From Portland, Me.
Allan Line "Laumitiati" Deo, 27
Allan Lino 'i'arisinn'* Jan.   (i
I)omlui->n Line  "I'ainbroinan" Deo, BO
Dominion i.ino "Vancouver" Ian. 18
From Ne��- York
White Star Lino "Teutonic" Dec. Tt
North German Lloyd "Saaht" Ian. 9
im-rican Linn "Si   Paul"    DOO. Ti
Whito Star Une "Cymrlo .Ian. 8
Red Star Lino "Woeternland" Dcc,27
Ounard Line "Umbrlft".  Jan   0
Anchor Line "Anoho-"hC  Dee. .'10
Allan State Line "Siiite of Nobranka' ...Jan. 20
Ounard Line ''Campania Doc :��)
Krom Huston. Mass
Domtolon Line "New   Kngla d" Ian, 3
HoiMagtM arranged to and frtun nil European
points. Kor ran:-., ticket* and full Inf.mini ion
apply to C. P. It, depot off *mt or v, k. Honsle>,
('ity PooflongOl  Vffent, \oln-��n. H.'
W. I'M-'. L'UUMIXGS.
Qener'ki Agent, C I\ It. Dittoes   Winnipeg
NOTICK of assignment pursuant to thu'Tredi-
tora' Trust Deeds Act" and Amending
Acts.
NOTICE is hereby given that Charles H.
Moodonald heretofore trading as general mer-
rhant in the City of Nelson, H. O. has by deed
dated the28th day of December, i-i)9, assigned
all his personal estate, c edits and elteeis wnieh
may besciz-d and soid under execution and all
his real u--tutc to S. \L Hrydges of the said city
of Nelson, accountant, In trust for the benefit
of his creditors
Til" snid deed was executed by Ihe said
Charles H Macdonald and the said S. M.
Brydgea on tlie Stf< h day of December- i8i��i).
All ji'Ts'inshaving elaims agaluSt tbe said
Charles II. Macdonald are required �� nor before
the26thday of Kebrunry, l'.ltIO, in serd to tlie
trustee fu 1 particulars of the same duly verified, togetlier with the ���ecurites (if anyi held
bv tlieiu
Not-- e ishereby further given that after lhe
said 26tlt dav of Kehruary, 19U0, the trustee will
Iirocecd to <tistri'jute the proceed- of the trust
e tute among the parties entitled thereto, having rognnLonh io the claim- of which lie has
re eiv--d i olicc and lhat he will not be liable
for the proceeds of tlie tru-^t estate o any part
thereof, BO distributed to any person of whoso
'laim he has not had notice at the time of the
distribution,
)Mtedul Velson, B. 0��� the 27th day of December, 1899,
8. M.  BRYDGE3. Assignee
Every Man
likes to ih-HR- in Fashionable u<A
Nice Fitting Garments if be .*an
do so at a reasonable prioe. M>
Fall and Winter Samples are now
complete in SuiliuKs, Overooati ',
and Fancy Vestingo, Give m,
call ami 1 will quote you pir*. s
tbat will astonish vou.
Ladies' Tailoring:   in   all   it*
brunches, a specialty,
Stevens II.
Bennett's Improved
Safety Fuse
As    Supplied     British    Admiralty.
White Countered
G-utta Percha.
Will Not Crack or Break.
Absolutely safe  in all  weather
conditions.
Minimizes   risk   from   firing   fuse
Everything to recommend it.
Ask your denier for them.
Manufactured by
iflllin Bennett Sons & Co.
Cambourne, Cornwall, England.
Rooms i and n
Clements Hillyer Block
Nelson Cleaning and Dyeinp
Establishment-
S. D. P1EKRE Prop.
Ladies' and Gents' Clothing cleans 1
dyed, altered and repaired.
SATISFACTION  GUARANTEED
Knir nf ri.nl... 11,111 I M I-.IN
TAILORING
CLEANING
REPAIRING
ARTHUR GEE,
Opposite Olarko Hotel.        Mereluiiit Tailor,
PROVISIONS, PriODJCE d. rKJ.l.
JY   GRIFFIN   4   CJ.-Cruor   Verno.
���   ui-ii ,, .,,->l;,-iu.to oiregtd. iNttlbOU, Wllutttotub
ncniurci in piovinio.i.i, eurod liitiULH, -jULLur n,u*-.
SASH ANO DOORS
ELSON     brtW     ANO     PLANlNu
ILL.S, LtlMlTKD���Uoratir riuut mm
ii.ui ou'ce.n, Aiiiiuu mauu.acLiircr.t uf tiliu
wtiutesuio acalurs m b-isii j., tl  dOUrtt; all  KiuUb
Ol l.iilnri   WOLK uui It; iU o.iltT.
N
AOETYLENE GAS
V ANSI ONE'S DRUGSTORE. -Cor.
IlU     J,-:*f,,lllliriLiiil    itUtkUl'    OUi.Cl.r-.      .^Jjln.
luri.aiciu.ii Uarulde and   VV uilttnu Acutjien
Uu  Muctuuu Co.
ASSAYER'S SUPPLIES	
WF. ILETZtLAt OO I'urrur Uuk. r
��� and jo**upiiin. olrtjui-, .Noksuii, whol.-
Bale doalurd iu a-n.13 er'.s BUpphus. Agent.-* for
Uunver l?'iru Clay co. ol ��>eu\ er, Colorauo.
From Jan, 1st, 1900. J shall
always get my Groceries
from the
Hudson's
Bay
Stores.
There is . Mil, in ti,,. utfiilra 11I mau
ivhKTi liikc-i nl llu' Ilii,iil lend' on 111 lor
itincit���HkalteitpcHrf,
do"
YOU
FULLY
REALIZE
That V"U tire todny in the most likely
pint of iho world In which to make n
f 'l'tune? Why not stop and consider
this?
Mining Stocks
Boil-in. nnd Sold.
Tcna and and thers worked
Vlary  Belle g  SrSMi'"
J Lauada uold .Mm-
in/ Co , Is cine of the safest buys on
tlie market. Thorough inspection
cordially invited.
1000  Noonday    '"i''1 Richelieu
4-room   house   and    Purniture,
A MERRY XMAS
and a
Happy New Year
to all my Friends.
C. D. J. CHRISTIE
SPECIAL SALE
IN MILLINERY
���AT���
N?rs.   McLaughlin's
P. BURNS & CO.
Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants
HEAD OFFICE NELSON, B. C.
a-g- ������������������������ -g-jo
Branch Markets in Roasland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo
Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Slocan City
Orders by mall w any branch will have carefu! and prompt attention.
ROWLAND MACHIN,
General Agent for Cana la.
LAWRENCK   HARDWARE CO.
I'i .11 iiniiih;; AxcnU.
The Nelson ElectricTram way Co. Ltd.
LOTS FOR SALEON EASY TERHS
Large number Choice Building Lots adjacent to the
line of their Tramway. For price and terms of sale apply
at the office of the Company, Macdonald Block, Corner of
Josephine  and Vernon Streets.
T. C. DUNCAN, Secretary
Iimi i-  and  lot  f r    ale,  close to
imbues part nf iilty.    IMoe *2,000,
H. A. PROSSER
BROKER.
Ward Kircr't. uml gol In on lhe uround floor.
CorrcspnndenoG Su lulled    No w lid i'��t-.
AND SOO LI --E.
The direct route from
KOOTENAY COUNTRY
lu nil points
EAST   and   WEST,
First-Gins* Sleeper" tin all train? Irorn
REVELSTOKE* KOOTENAI LD��,
TOURIST OARS pnB- MedioineHat
daily tor Si. Panl, Sundays and Wednesdays fur Toronto, Fridays M
Montreal and Boston
Stinie cats pass Revelstoke oneaay
earlier
CONNECTIONS
T<i and frnni Unbson, Rosslnnd.
Ex Situ Vx. Sun.
7.10 Lv. NKLSON A"' W'f.
18.00 Lv.dally NKLSON dally Arr.2l.-i"
Morning I ruin connects f r all point*
n BOUNDARY COUNTRY.
Evening train connects to uml from
Main Line nnd points ,l("'U|'.:','HVw'v'
Sun.) from all points in BOUNI'AKI
0OUNTHY.
KOOTENAY KIVER ROUTE.
Daily. Btr. Moyie Dflily.
23.00 Lv. NKLSON        Arr. 16.SW
Connects  Kootenay    Landing ��ltn
Crow's Nest Brauoh trains botn ways.
KOOTBNATLAKE-KASLO ROUTE
Ex. Sun.        Sir. lv-kanee     Ex. Bun
16.00 Lv. NKLSON        Arr. 11.0)
Saturday to  Amenta  nnd return,
leHvinK Knslo nt 20k.
SANDON AND SLOCAN POINTS,
Kx, Sun.
Ar. 14.20
Ex. Sun.
0.00 Lv. NELSON
4 hrs NELSON to ROSSLAND Ins 4
ForratcH and full Information address r.onr
e*t local iiKont. ur
O, K, IlKAHLKY Ciiy Pas-enger vMir'U
K, v.. DHKW, Agent, Nol��'��
I     Trav. I'ase, Agent,      A B. I v^uvtr
Nelncn .**-Y
��� i.
NELSON DAILY MINER, THURSDAY,   DECEMBER 28 iXqq
OFF TO THE WAR.
T. BROWN ORDERED TO REPORT AT
CALGARY.
Hub a Good Recoul in the Faste n Militia
ud at tiie Royal Militar College 0 Ki g=ton.
Mr. Thomas Brown, well known in
this country for several years as an hr.
Bayer and milling man, will ro to
South Adieu with the second contingent Fie telegraphed Colonel L W.
Hen Inner on Tuea uiv, iitul ������ esterd.ty
received ettble instructioiiB to repirt at
once at Calgary provided ho could obtain the necessary medioi] certificate.
Half an hour with Hr. Symonds  shHh-
faetotiiv iiisroaed of that preliminary
yesterday sfternnnn and Mr. Rrown
will start fur Calgary this evening.
Following tlio example set when Cap
tain Hodgins nnd bis merry men left
for the Ono. a tut;ho is being auhsorlh-
cii, nnd iVtavor Neelnnds will he. happy
to repeive any onntnbutions up to 11
o'clock this afternoon.
Mr Brown is peculiarly fitted fnr
the work ho has undertaken, He is a
first-class horseman and is quite accustomed to roughing it in the mountains,
Moreover he has received a, military
its well as au engineer's education, and
possesses three first class certificates,
each of which worn the highest in
thoir respective years Two he obtained nt the Royal Military College,
Kingston, where he qualified for the
grade of lieutenant, and one from the
St. John's school of infantry. Ho was
battalion-sergeant-major of the Mon
treal Engine.��� and instructor of engineering and signaling. Mr. Hrown
was also the first sergeant of tho Nelson Kiflo Company, and to his onrefnl
and assiduous training is to bo attributed much of the smartness with
which Sergeant-Instructor Carroll
wns so impressed when he first arrived
hero. Mr. Brown is au old resident
of Nelson, and has a host of friends
hero who will join in wishing him a
successful oaieer and a safe return.
to
from
tendon
LOCAL  AND PEESONAL
Mr John Mi-Kane, of Kossland, was
in town yesterday.
Mrs. Laird arrived in town last
night *o join her husband.
Mr K. M. Sandilands, the well
known Sandon broker, is iu   the Oity.
The skips of the curling club meet
this evening nt the Pliair Hotel at 8
o'clock to select their rinks.
Thore was but oue case at Police
Court yesterday���a Hitnplo drunk. A
fine of fS nnd costs was imposed.
The nroee.eds of the recent smoker in
aid of tho Mansion House Fund, have
netted the respectable sum of "5900.
There will he a uveting of the Citv
Council this aternoon at which will
be considered the insurance hy-law.
Mavoi "Neelands volunteered a turkey
for every needy personage at Christmas He only had half a dozen applicants,
Oitv Olerk Straohan yesterday leaned
notices for the selection of polling
places for the forth coming niunicip.il
elections.
Aid. Hillyer positively declares
that be will not run again. Aid.
Kirkpntrlok makes a similar an-
uiioinemeut.
The eleotrio ear system was put into
opetation yesterdny and was liberally
patronised, The oars were well tilled
during tbe day.
Sargfmilt-Miljor Hillyard arrived in
town list night and leaves tonight
for tho Transvaal to join his old regiment,tho 72nd Highlanders.
If the gentleman who found the shoe
horn on Christmas morning will return
Same to Thn Miner otii-e, he will be
ceivo tho thanks nf the loser.
The news boys and messengers of
Nelson enjoyed an evening at tho Home
Hotel on Christmas night. The hoys
got through a beautilul meiin in good
siyle.
The Fire Brigade had a praottce rim
yesterday evening, the alarm being
Bounded from the Pliair Hotel. Tho
department responded to the oall with
all its usual promptitude,
Tho boarders of tho Royal Hotol presented the Indies waiting on table and
their chambermaid with addresses on
Christmas morning. Accompanying
the addresses weie substantial presents.
St. Paul's Prosbytoriau Church held
their annual Christmas Tree entertain
meut last night. The musical programme wns excellently rendered,
everything going off without   a hitch.
Mr. Frank Tamhlyn, Chairman of
the ice comniittTO of the Curling Club,
visited tho riuk yesterday and reports
that a nice sheet of ice is rapidly
forming now the weather is becoming
seasonablo.
The Carpenter's Union held a meeting last night nt wliich the chief subject of discussion was the proposed
strike on January 1, which, it will be
rememheied was threatened some
weeks back, Tho meeting adjourned
until Friday night.
Midnight mass will be celebrated on
Sunday night at the Catholic Church
to sanctify the beginning of the Jubi-
lei Year, callnd the Holy Year. This
favor has also been granted by Leo
XIII for the same date 11)01 to bless
the commencement of the new century.
Providing there is ice the Nelson
Hockey Club hope to play B match
against tbe Kosslaud Hockey Olnb at
the rink hero on New Year's afternoon. The colors of the Nelson aggregation are light bine and white, and
tasteful membership badges have arrived.
Lonal tenders  havo boon sent in  for
tho building of thu railway   from Nel
son to   Balfour.   The   first sot of ten
ders covered only a portion of th��
road, and wen- not according to specifications. Tin company are anxious tn
give the work tc local men, and there
are several of thosa tendering
T' eie have tieen seventeen tenders
fnr the construction of the C P. K.
Iiii" from a point opposite Balfour
this flitv, most nf which come
I cal men. Notifii alion bas bee
ceiye I tn this Ciiy that th
h ivi uei en opened, and tlmt the ion-
tl'aol will be awardedou January 1.
The following aro the concluding
lines of verses hy a gentleman of Kaslo written on the occasion of the do-
parture of the Kootenay contingent for
South Africa:
"Tho Thistle hns its prickly sting and
the Ruse if has its thorn,
And tbe boys who claim the Shamrook
all dangers hold in scorn,
And the Thistle, Hose and  Shamrook.
when loud sound war's alarms
Will, in men  whose   emblem's  Maple
Leaf, find brothers true in arms.
Mr F. E, Simons arrived in town
yesterday from the Great Slave conntry. Mr, Simons was attracted to the
district by the reported big finds of
minerals���12,000 to the ton, hut when
he got there the big money, wns no
win re io he fomid. Dr. Bell, of the
Dominion (Jeolngioal Survey was in
llie country during Mr. Simons time,
and did not think much of its mineral
resources. In the Peace Kiver district Mr. Simons says there is considerable activity several dredging plants
having been introduced, and all doing
well.
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AT THE HOTEL HUME.
Miss Hammond, Sandon ; Frank M.
O'Brien, H.E.T.Hanltaiu,Yelllowstone
mine; George B. McDonald nnd wife,
Sandon; D K. Mallison, D K. Math-
sen, Miss Ham, Toronto; D R. Young,
Rossland.
THE PHILIPPINE QUESTION.
Prof. Schurmau Would Establish a
Civil Government at Once.
New York, Dec. 27.���The Indenend-
ent fnr tho current week oojtains an
article bv Jacob C, Schurman, President of Cornell University, who was
chairman of the United States Commission to the Philippines entitled,
"Our Duty tn the Philippines'" In
which he says:
"1 have uiged it upon Congress and
the President,tn set up a Ci ��� il Government in the Philippines, just as soon
as the military condition warrants it.
A government is what is needed and
every Province shonld have it, so they
can learn the moaning of our promises and intentions. We must make
an honest civil service a permanent
institution of the islands. Spnin established the spoils system and tho corruption which ha.s followed from it has
mado three centuries of evil government fir the people, i nd finally resulted in her own overthrow.
What Shall It Be ?
at this time,    Our   stock
V*W-"**rVWV.
Il it is Shoes or Slippers we can help yen
shows all the latest designs.
TURN   YOUR   CHARITY
Towards the needs of yonr less fortunate neighbor.    Give that poor girl  you   know,  ,i paii
shoes,     ll will give you both great comfort all through the corning month';
See us for TRUNKS and YALISES.
LILLIE BROTHERS, THE LEADING SHOEISTS.
*��AA*-/*A^^A>*A/'i>V*��AA*VW\*��**^^ ��?
MAYORALTY    CON'jCEST.
To *he Citizens of Nelson:
In   response   to   numerous
from   business men,
<vtvw*.vw*.wwvwv>
* FOR GROCERIES *
AND CROCKERY $
SEE $
requests ; J
property  owners j ^^^^^^^
and tatepayera, I otter myself as a can-;
didato for Mayor of tho Oily of Nolson (  	
at   the  approaching   Municipal   Elec
tions.
Briefly stated, my platform is as foi
lows:
If elected it will be my   earnest   en
deavor to ass-ist   in more (irmly   sstah
lishlng Nelson as the wholesalo distri   .
billing centre of the Kootenay Oountry
���the position for wiiioh she  has  been .
so admirably designed bv nature.
In   furtherance   ot   this idea, I will
continue aiy consistent advocacy of the
construction  of  a   wharf which   will BKALEY BLOCK.  "NTPT QfllNl
meet present and future reguirfltnentsl    B.ikor Street.      IN JjJ-iijUx'I
Geo. Bell & Co.
NORTH SEA FROZEN.
Berlin, Dec. 27. ���An illustration of
the severity of the cold throughout
Germany is the fact that communication between Scherrshek and the island
of Roeun is now had exclusively over a i enjoyment.
requirements I
of the wholesale and other business in- \
terests.
I helieve that the City has reached
that stage when permanent street improvements have become an absolute
necessity and that thn cost shonld bo
met, as far as feasible, from current
revenue and should tho Citizens see fit
to entrust mo with tbe offloe of Mayor,
it will he my aim to carry out a well
devised system of street improvements.
It will be my nolicy to oppose the
borrowing of money unless the same be
used for the increase or establishment
of Public Works producing a revenue
to the Taxpayers,
I am opposed to any increase in the
salary of Mayor, which would necessarily involve a reduction in salaries
now paid an efficient staff of officials,
or an inoreased burden to the taxpayers.
I nm strongly in favor   of   maintaining llie Fire Department in  a position i
of thorough efficiency    and    would ad-1
yiso the   adoption   of   modern   equip
ments inoluding a Firo  Alarm System
and the purchase of a   chemical engine !
whioh wonld effect a reduction,  in  all
Fire Insurance.
It will   be   mv consistent policy   to!
safeguard tho     taxpayers  against   any I
attempts on tbe part  of corporate bodies, carrying on business in Nelsou, to
encroach upon   the rights of   tho Citizens.
In my opinion a sufficient amount
nf money should be expended upon the
P.o'ks of the Oity so that they will provide the Citizens with recreaiton
grounds and opportunities f"r healthful
FOR MACHINERY
WIRE ROPE AND ROPEWAYS
Bleichert and HaUldlo Bystoms.
WATER TUBE BOILERS
Babcock and Wilcox, etc.
GAS  nnd OIL  ENGINES,
FLEXIBLE METALLIC TUBING, etc.
ai'[),5i',j.c.t7grofts,m,.mk
B.C.
We are showing a
First-Class Line of
Or to Fergusson & Crofts,Vancouver
KMIINKKUS ANO AGENTS.
ESTIMATES.     PLANS.    REPORTS.
Nelson  Harness Shop
_S      jpit The  largest  stock
and greatest variety of Harness, Saddles, Collars, Blankets, etc , kept in
the Kootenay. A
call always con-
Street, Nelson.
J. M. L.UDWIQ.
Gookifio Stoves & Ranges
Which
VERY
WC arc
LOW
offer! ngfat
PRICES.
CALL  AND   INSPECT  OUR   STOCK.
VANCOUVER HARDWARE CO.
LIMITED,
IMPOBTBHS   OF
Shelf & Heavy Hardware,
Etc., Etc., Etc.
Nelson Employment Agencv
WANTED,
Twenty Ijannrcrs.    Onok. Two Girls
for Housework,    Three Waitresses.
Young Girl Wants Situation.
CONTRACTS    TAKK*.'    KOlt    DIAMOND
COKK  DltlLUNQ.
J. H. LOVE, Afj't      Baker ,'
frozen arm of the North Sen, a condition which has not existed previously
for 2(1 years.
On nil municipal works mv policy
will I'e lo employ bona-firieresidents of
Kelson nud to maintain the publio
staudar i rate nf wages
 i    I believe that   the Public Schools in
���' j Nelson should he under the  control   of
r>    i �� r-> the City and thnt e-erv   effort   should
"T��ltCn*lUUC        tSrOS. ll,e �����fo to establish a High   School in
jour midst.
For  Fine  Clocks I    In concluding I wish  to say that in
and Watches
We have received a lot of
Be.i uiiiil China Cl cks at
remarkably low figures.
The nre timekeepers and
will make useful presents
Patenaude Bros
Watchmakers,
and   Opticians,
Nelson.    -    B. C.
the event of my election I will consider it my duty to share with the
|Council ilie responsibility of the Civic
administration believing, as I do. that
the assnrnpiion of eutiro nnthoiitv by
one individual is subversive of all constitutional Government, whether
Municipal or otherwise. Yours respectfully,
FRANK FLETCHER.
We  have several snaps  in   House
property:
:i Kooms and attic 2 lots, oorner Stanlej..91.609
1 Rooms. 2 lots, luvoly situation  i,imkh
4 Unonis. nice oottat**. improved lot,
NOTICE OF  DISSOLUTION.
Notice is  hereby given that we the
undersigned formerly carrying on bus -
ness as Saloon keepers in the Citv of
Nelson in the, Province nf British Colombia, under the firm name and style
of Johnson & Smith, havo tliie day
by nintiii.) consent dissolved the said
partnership.
A   SNAP!
Machinery anil Stores of lhe
Doratha Morton
MINE   FOR   SALE.
For particulars apply to
J. C. T. CR0FT5, M.l-MEOEB.
linker Street, Nelson
PLUMBING and TINSMITH ING
A SPECIALTY.
SMOKE "ROYAL SEAL"   CIGARS.
We wisli you one
and all
I
Ry the only first clii>-'
MR. A. VV. PURDY.
undort-aker in Nelson,
Addresp
NHLSON FURNITURE CO.
Applowhalte Block.      Baker st. cor. Kootenay
Or  at,  residence   on Silica  street,   Kant of
Joseph it"!
LODGE MEETINGS.
A Merry Xmas
and a Happy New Year.
KIRKPATRICK   &   WILSON.
P. O. Box K and W. Telephone io. Baker Street
SMOKE  "KOYAL  SEAL"   CIGARS.
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CHRISTMAS   HINTS
A tlr-,1 olase Confection* ry Btore l#
TV  Stn
appropriate Xmai silt.   Wu woulil lugip
He- propor plnce to And an
i a tiox of   ...    .
NBtjSON   LOUSE  No    IS, K.    of l> I
)i te in I -'.O.V. hall. MoDonald block I
ary Tuesday evoning at. 8 o'clock
"All vi.itiiiu knight*  cordially   invited ]
T. Lillie, C. C.
6. Jiiy, K.of It. and P.
COURT IvOOTICMAY. I. o. P., No. 3138.
nicotines 2nd and 4tli Thursday, fraternal
hall, J A Irving C. H.   W. H. bhaw. It. 8,
G.    B.
I.  O.  O.   V.     Kootonay Lodge
No. it;, moots every Monday night
at   tholi   Hall,   Kootonay street
The said business will he   continued j Sojourning Odd Follows cordially invited.
by the  linnet si lined   Robert  B. Smith
eoS I���who will pay   nil   outstanding liablll-
G Shaw. N. U
John Scoley, V. (J.
Fred J Squtros, Boy
5 l'-ooni.-., >-tono foundation! collar "tuli size l,o.iOjtieR of the   snid   firm and to whom all
�� Uvai',ieVc''n0n Ktr��"1, '* l0lS' '",'X"BM��� ] 9J0  aooottnta due the said firm are payable,
OHoous.down town new/al'l eonvenien-   ' Dated at Nelson that lillril day nf De-
cos, rented at (30 2,160 ;oember, I8DI). A. N. JOHNSON
8 Itoonis, largo verandah,  2 lots, dead j^   j.j  RMTTQ
cheap   3,1100        ....,   _ ...     .     .',.,'.,
' ������ - ���-'- -       2,ooo      Witness:   W. A. Galliher.
NKI.SON L.O.L. No. IfflJ raoete in the Mao-
Donald block every Thursday evoning at 8
o'cloik. Visiting members oordially invited
John Tovo. VV. M.; !'". J. Bradley, H. S.
8 Itnoin-, all oonvontanoes
GEORGE
With F. h
MARA  BLOCK
, ? lots, new.
GURD,
Oblbb,
BAKER   ST-
Real Estate b Mines*
Grand Turkey Shoot
NEW YEAR'S DAY.
Last ol the season.     Foot of
Stanley street.
50 LIVE TURKEYS
Shooting commences q a. m. sharp.
WILLIAM-MAROHANT
Waverly
Hotel
NELSON, B. C,
NKLSON'S   QUEEN    NO.  211
xs===s>.   SONS   ok    ENGLAND,   meeta
If ^L lirst and third Wednesday of
"'����� n ii'II eio:U month at Ki-iten.ny hall,
5-U-C|||    curlier cf   Haker   luid   Koolenu)
CHOCOLATES
Our Htock ti (ho Ur^e-il  in tho oity.
CRYSTALLIZED   FRUIT
from 1,-on'lon, England,
LOWNEYS   CHOCOLATES   AND   BON   BONS
from  New  York.
Fruit. Nuts of All Kinds, Toys lor the Little Ones, at
PALACE   CONFECTIONERY. J. A. M'DONALD.    }
Corner Wnrd and   llaker Streets. J
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W. P. DIOKSUN
E. H. H. APPLEWHAITE
J. MoPHEE
ELECTRIC SUPPLIES
Complete Electric Equipments for Electric Power Transmission and lighting for mines,   towns,   etc     Electric   Fix-
mt^-w-ii    corner v\   u��ht   ��"*w   a��vww-m i r>   h     ~~m   i       ,
&      J) street*.   -TtetUng brattjern corf- tures, LampslielK   1 elephoncs, Annunciators, etc.
su^   ia��)'X'^ \vat8on-. ^roury.   j Josephirw S* NELSt
NELSON,  B. C.
NKLSON A.BBIS No. 22. K. O. E., meeta
every seuond and fourib VVedneadayK of each
month, vihit.intc members oordiuly Ihv.l-
J K. Wr��y, fecrotary.
CHURCH D1RKOTOKY.
s.  SAVjOTjn'a [fiNousaJ  Ohurob ���Corner
Wnrd and Silica Sts. Sundays: Holy CotD*
iminion s a m.; ami on tlm 1st and 3rd Sundays
in tbe month after Mattins; Mat-tin at 11 a.in.;
Sunday Sohool 2,80 p.m : ETensong 7.30. Uaily:
Matlins at 9,30 a. in.     Thursdays nnd   HaimV
jDaysi Holy Communion it) a   m.    Fridays:
BOARD AND ROOMS AT  Uvenaong 7.80 p, m., followed by choir prao
 ,��.,���  uic��.   II   8. Aftehu .....
.11
REASONABLE
Pk'ICESp JGod Johnston
ii rut. Kootbr.   Fred Irvine,
I BUYANYTHING
From n Btciiin boat,
to a baby's rattle.
Everything lias a
value at my store.
PROSSER,
Ward St., Bet. Baker and Victoria.
NEXT DOOR TO OPEP;A HOUSE.
0. A. PROSSER.   Manager.
Wardens
IMtKhBYTKlttAN CflURi B -SenrloOaat, II a.m
and   7.80   p.m.     Sunday  Sohool  at VM\ p in
Prayer meeting Thursday flvenlnK at 8 b.m.;
Ohriatlan Endeavor Boelety meets every Mon
day cvoniiiK "t- S o'clock. Ituv. K. Kruw,
Pastor*
MBTHODIBT Chuhcii-Corner Silica and
Josephine Streets. Services at li a m. and 7.3t.i
ti. in. ; Sabbath Sohool, 3,80 p.nj.i Prayer meet*
iiik on Friday evening at 8 o'clock* Kpworth
LoagneOi K��� Tuesday aiHa.m. Rev. John
Itohsou, I'aaior.
Catiihi.ii Ciit'itcii -Mann at Nelson, Mrs!
and third Sunday at Hand lo.ona.m.; Benedlo
tion at 7.:* to 9 p.m. Rev. Father Ferland
[Meat
Spokane  Falls &
Northern R'v.
Nelson A Fort
Sheppard R v
Red Mountain R'v.
Tbe only all rail route witlioiu
obange of cum between Neltou a <l
ltoHsbunl anil Spokane ami ltoKsland
(DAILY.
I.v.  9.16 a.m. NEL80N, Aj. 6.U0 p.m,
Lv. 11 28 a.m. HIlrfHLANU Ar.'tl"! _ m.
Lv.   8.15 a.m. SPOKANE Ar.O.lh p.m
Train tbat leaven NelHon nt BJB n.n
iimk.-����� cIohh conueotiouH nt 8i��>knur foi
nil I'liimt Poiuts.
Kootenay Railway and NaT.
Company.
Operating
KAHM) & HI-Ol'AN  RAILWAY
INTERNATIONAL NAV. & THAI). CO.
Schedule of Timo,       I'lu-ihY standard rime.
KASLO ���.V SLOCAN BY,
Pasaenger train for Bandon ami WmftUmUoat
'.���������<��� Kanlo al $ a. in., daily. Heturnlnu,
l-javcM Sandon at 1.15 p.m., arriving at Kanlo
etS.Mn.m-
INTRItNATIONAL NAV. & TKAD. CO.
Opcr.itiiiK on Kootenay I^ik->and Kiver.
Htr. "Internaltonal leavi - Kanlo for HfllBOB
at   ti a. rn, daily OXOOPl   Sunday.    KcturninK.
f.'vi-Ni'l m   kSO p.m.. falling at Halfour,
I'ilot Hav. Ainsworth and all way point*. Con-
neota with sir. *'Albe*taM to ajd fron> Bon
hit- Ferry, Idaho, Uaowlth 8, F. \ N. to and
from BpoKnee at Fiv** Mile Point.
Htr Alberta Leaves Nelson for iionnem
Forry, Tuesdays and Hat unlayr. at 7 a.m..
meetlnK Hu-amrr "Int^Tuatlonal" from Kattlo
at I'Hot  Ray.
HcturnhiK, leaven Hnmiur'n Ferry at 8 a. in
Wedne-^lay* and Sunday*.
Direct oonneoMOOl uuwlc at Homier c Ferry
with Oreal Nor^icni Railway for all polntn
i ������ ��� t aud went.
LARDO IM  M  AN   DIVISION.
Str. "International   loajrea  Kanlo for Ijvnlo
E. J. SCOVIL
Hlin*ICI itmtfiKK.      *;.>t,��ki' ri'Ki.H'-
Windermere Mine*   Corr.wpondenci i Sol'.cited
W1NUERMEKK. JJ. Q-
i Mwnuiii-.                                  ttnd AriH'iitJi nt K.1S p.m. WwltiMliiy.land" hr i
Fn��Hen({flr(i for Kettle Ili.erntid lloun I ,lllJt    Bit, "Alberta" Imtm Kk-Io for l^nlj
t'r"''"'        ���         .     _    ,���,.���,���, , ! nry Croek.conneet nt M��ronn withHt����' ��n�� Argenta��t800p.m.SUDdMi.
Hai'tiht Ciieiteit - Her-lco�� mnrnini- nnil    ' '..^'       ��� sir.. n nail al  ..riiiclniil UuidlOi
o.enlng at Ilium, and IM p.m.; Prayer meet ; uany. dip-rHim-. mid .it oilier point- when
i.in  "/ednoednj evening ul "pin.  too "���  i ���        ,,    ,    , mnnu   rs   t>   .. t a Tintm> ..u tn ����� .��in,.i��� /���- i
P.u. Monday evening al f o'olook.   Btrahgi
oo ilinll) weloomed.   Rov. C. w. Roie,  I'li-lor
sai.va'mon army--s.:rvic h cvury erening
m   go'OlOOh   in  bnrniiik-i on V curl      utroet i Q. K. TAUKAKUKl,
Adjiidmil Kdgecombe la rbargo. I A**8Dtt Nolson. B. (
\, JACKSON, O. P. *T.A.
Spokane   Wiu<|i
ngK In both
 ,   .ti Ktgmilli-.!
kot^-old to nil iH.inlH io ('annda und tho
t'ni'od htmr-.
Toaeoertauirat4Maad full information, nd-
droiw :
IKIHKHT lUVINli,
Manager, Kaalo, ii. O
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The aiinunl report oi the Hull Mines
Company has " juSt been prese-ited in
London, and, somewhat to the surprise
of the shareholders, no dividend is tn
be paid this j*enr. The profits made,
however, have been fully as largo as in
I country men.
Miii.vsville, Cal , Dec. 21.��� Chinatown was the scene of a lively buttle
today between viva] highbinder societies, the Sney Sing and Hop Siug.
About 100 shots were exchnnged.    One
FOUNDKKED AT SEA.
previous yours. The total profits made ohinuiuan, a member of the Suey Sing
lo the end of September last was $1II,- facIloni was killed
000. From this profit 116,856 has been
written oil for depreciation at am el tor
plant, |61,885 for development work
und 617,850 fot development of other
oopper proper!*! *a taken up. The bul-
iiuce with that brought down from the
previous year, stands at $150,000,
which ie reserved for projected development on a large scale.
From advices received from ('ran-
brook, it is evident that the strike in
the North Star recently made, is a
most important one. It was made at
a point 150 feet down Ihe hill from the
old workings. There is 2(1 feet of ore
in the vein, and the vein ba? beon
open by two ehifra sunk at a distance
of -10 feet apart, and there is already
said to be (800,000 worth of ore in
sight, and there is no telling what the
extent of the deposit is. Mr. J, L.
Parker, tlio superintendent of tho
North Star, is beiug congratulated up-
ou all sides for making the find. Some
say that it in the most important
strike that has been made in East
Kootenny for the past several years.
��� ��� ��
Rossland, Dee.27.���The Le Roi mine
is idle todny, as a new crank shaft is
being put on the compressor, and the
upportunin is being taken of overhauling the hoisting engine at the
shaft. The compressor will bo ready
to start again in a few days. The
Nickel Plate is running with a Cull
force. Two conipartmjnis of the new
shaft having been sunk to the 400-ft,ot
level, the third compartment is being
raised from the level to tho surface. As
S30U us this is done sinking will be
resumed in all thiee compartments.
IDENTIFYING  THE DEAD.
How the Casualty Lists Are So Cuiukly
Made Up Nowadays.
The Londou correspondent of the
Philadelphia Record, concerning the
idoutiflcation of the doad on the battlefield writes us follows:
"To only too many people here tbe
chief interest of the dispatches from
tho seat of war, published in the news
papers lies in the lists of* tho dead,
wounded and misBing. Tho completeness, accuracy and speed with which
these are published, almost, it would
soem, within a few hours of each important action, are little short of surprising. I find that the names of th-i
killed and wounded after a battle are
ascertained by means of identification
oards,which all English soldiers carry,
sewn in the left-hand corner of their
tunics. On the card is written tbe
soldier'B   namr
number, while the name and address
of his next-of-kin are added also, thnt
tbe authoiities may know where to
forward the effects of those killed in
iiction. Immediately on the return to
camp after an engagement, the regimental roll is called. Those who do
not answer to their mimes are marked
us missing, and if possible search is
afterwards made on the field. The
first duty of the search party on finding a dead or wounded soldier is to rip
open tbe tunic at the left-hand corner
and take out the identification card.
The cards thus collected are cariied
back to camo and handed ovor to tho
general's military clerk, whose duty it
is to make up the list of casualties
Absistod by the cards, he goos over the
list of missing and once more tick-,
off the names of those thorein who are
unidentified by thoir cards. These
are now set dowu as having been taken prisoners, though of course it often
happens that tbey urn wounded or dosd
but have beou ovorlooked by the
search parties. Iu the comer of his
ttinio opposite tlio identification card
every soldier carries a tightly rolled up
surgical bandage. This is the so-call
ed 'lield-dreesitig.' wliich is added to
the equipment in order that tho soldier may be his own surgeon until proper medical assistance arrives, or that
he may be of service to a .vounded
comrade.''
An Unknown Dark Perishes With Her
Orew.
Washington, Doc. 27.���A   special  to
the   Post   from   Norfolk,   Va.,    says:
The big Johnston line steamer Nor-
iinmore arrived this afternoon light
from Liverpool, after one of the most
tempestuous passages on rocord. Captain Richardson, her commander, re
ported having seen an unknown bark
founder at sea with her crew of IS
men. The Noranmore, which flies tlie
lielgian flag, is of 8,1150 tons register.
She sailed from Liverpool for Norfolk, December 17, and being a week
ovetdue her agents were anxious about
her. The hurricane which swept this
const last Saturday struct her at sea at
night. Tho waves rolled over almost
continuously, aud were lurgo enough.
Captain Richardson says, to have
swamped an ordinary ship. Soon after
the storm arose the Noranmore overhauled a stiauge bark which was on
the point of foundering. Only tho
stump of oue mast still stood, her others having been cut or carried away.
Several lights were burning aboard her
and 12 men, believed from their gestures to be foreigners, weie seeu rnn-
uing about her deoks, which were
awash. A boat's crew in ono of the
Noranmore's boats was put over the
side and the men pulled for the bark.
Tito boat was swamped almost itn��od-
iately. The men, who wore life jackets, were picked up by a second boat,
which was, however, compelled to return to tho Noranmore. While the rescue oi these men was being effected,
the hark disappeared in the darkness,
and Captain Richardson says that beyond donbfc she and her crew went
dowu. Search made after day broke
revealed no sign of her.
The   N ora n tu ore's   steel    bow   was
stove iu aud two   blar'es   of  her   pro
peller were   losf, but she  managed   to
make this pott without the  loss  of   a
man.
about, the time of the Aorangi's visit
o,t the 19th, us tber> had been no fresh
cases reported *ineo tha twelfth.
WITHDRAW FROM SAMOA.
Washington, Dec. 27.���The British
Government has arttod on the agreement and treaties fnr the partition of
Samoa and has withdrawn the super
visory nuthority whioh it bas exere s
ed of late years in common with <>**r
many and the United States. For
tho present, however, thn British
Consular offices remain there.
SLATER SHOE SEVEN PER CENT.
STOCK AS AN INVESTMENT.
THE
Bank of
British Columbia,
NELSON.
Is now prepared to issue
Drafts and Letters of Credit
on Skaguay, U.S., Atlin, B.
C, and" Dawson City, Yukon
District.
Another Christmas!
HANDWRITING   EXPERTS TALK.
Seems to Be the Turning Point in the
Molineux Trial.
New York, Dec. 27.��� Handwriting
expeits again occupied the timo of Reoorder Goff and the jury in the trial of
Roland B. Molineux for the poisoning
of Kntliorine J. Adams nearly a year
ago.
The first witness of the state called
today was Henry L.Tolman, tlie band-
rank and regimental wntinR ex*iert from ohi<!��f*��, whn W11S
on the stand nt tho close of last Friday's session. For half an hour he
talked of handwriting technicalities,
end then went to the blackboard for
tne purpose of illust.ating what be
cailed a "blind leap," a characteristic which he elannod was fonnd in
all of the defendant's handwriting, ad-
milted as well ns disguised.
Recorder Goff finally grew impatient
at the long drawn out testimony and
told the district attorney that he did
not Bee the necessity of having the
witness go through oil of the exhibits.
To this the district attorney assented
and the evidence of the witness was
accordingly cut as short as possible.
For almost tho first time it was noticed this morning tbat the expert
testimony of the witnesses seemed to
tire the jurymen. Heretofore thev
havo been alert, and interested, have
even asked onestions at times that
demonstrated that they bad closely followed tho arguments'of tho handwriting experts, but this morning they
gazed listlessly about the court room
and at times glanced to the clock.
At noon tho direct examination of
Mr. Tolman was finished and his
cross-examination was commenced.
The cross-examination failed completely to shake the belief of the witness that Roland B. Molineux wrote
tho address on the poison package.
Daniel T. Amos of San Francisco
testified that he had been a student of
handwriting for 10 years; that he had
testified iu the Gurfield-Morey letter
ease, the Fair will case and the Bot-
kin poisoning case in San Francisco,
a case like this in which poison was
sent through the mails. The witness
detailed the methods which ho employed in examining tho handwriting
of tho defendant.
CHINESE AND THEIR WAYS.
They Perform Deeds, Good, Bad aud
Indifferent.
Port Towusend, Wash., Dec. 27.���
A recont order reeived here by the customs officials from the treasury department granting to Mrs and Miss
Chan Liug Kin, a Chinese Methodist
Episcopal minister's wife and daughter, at Vancouver, B. C., the privilege of traveling through the United
Stutes as tourists is a new ruling.
Heretofore the department has olassi-
fiod missionaries, preachers and teachers as laborers, and has refused them
the privilege of coming into this country-
Victoria, B. C., Deo. 27.���A dastardly attempt was made last night to
wreck a Chinese Methodist mission
obnroh hero While the congregation,
principally Chinese, was worshipping,
n   bomb,   made of  lead pipo and filled
Tbo announcement of the Slatei Shoe
Co., of Montreal, offeriiiE a proportion
of their 7 per  cent, preferred, cumulti
tivo    stock    for    subscription    seems
worthy of attention.
Saftev, as well as reasonable returns,
is what every investor looks for,
whether the small investor with one
or more hundreds or the oapitali.it with
tunny thousands.
It would hardly he claiming too
much too say that there are verv few
people in Canada who do not know the
Slater Shoe by name, nt least, and tbe
simple hut effective "Slater Frame"
trade mark.
It has taken money, exuert knowledge of the shoe manufacturing business and keen appreciation of shoe
wearers'requiremeuts, to build up this
reputation, aud today the great de
ninud fnr the goods with the prine
stamped in a Slate Finnic, on the sole
is one of the most valuable assets tbo
company possess.
Of course the newspapers claim that
this great demi.nd is largely due to
liberal advertising, though it must be
conoecded that it is the article of teal
merit tbat beet pays to advertise.
The Company s policy of owning
their own stores is sound and undoubtedly a strong feature The five Slater
Shoe Stores now in existence, two in
Toronto, two in Montreal and one in
Ottawa, have proved successful from
the first and tbere are niauy other
poiuts where stores, handling Slater
Shoes exclusively, could bo opened to
advantage. This is the modern method of doing business "direct from the
manufacturer to consumer."
One great element, of streugth in the
Slater Shoe bnsiness is the high class
of its special agents, throughout the
whole country, nud the contract with
each agont to purchase a fixed amount
each year in consideration of obtaining the control nf tho Slater Shoe for
his particular distriot.
There is probably no other concern in
Canada which bas increasing business
contracted for in this way for three
years in advance aud as only successful
dealers, who cau pay cash for their
goods cau ohtain Slater Shoo agencies,
the proportion of loss by bad accounts
is exceptionally small, being less than
one fifth of one por cent.
The company's estimate of business
for the next three years, based npon
existing contraota and past experience,
exceeds $1,250,000,
Taking everything into consideration, established name, great oemand
for goods, signed contracts for future
business, proved success by dividends
declared, bonus of $50,000 offered by an
outside municipality to induce removal
of factory, otJ., etc. Tho Slater Shoe
Co. preferred stock looks to he a good
safe investment.
Fraternity Hall
<:<>r linker .v Kootenay Sl��.
can li- rented for Concerts, Lectures.
PatitfPB, Banquets and every kind of en
t rtainim nl. Got id ante-rooms, cloak
rooms, Kitchen and dining room fur-
ished,   For terms apply
DR. E. O. ARTHUR   Oitv
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SWEETS
At Less Than Cost
Joe Howson, having purchased
the stock of Humphreys & Pittoek,
is selling the same at less than cost,
as all must be cleared out by Jan
ist. The stock consists of new
and choice
Candies, Nuts, 8m Bons
and is large and well selected. Seeing is believing. Save money by buy-
at the old stand.
Has passed. Your appetite may not be just as
good as before. We can assure you that we
have the line of goods that will tempt you to
eat, bring back the appetite and prepare you
for New Years.
M. DES BRISAY & CO.
West Kootenay Butcher Co
ALL   KI.VDS  OK
Fresh   and    Salted   Meats
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
BANKERS AND BROKERS.
GEO.SKALLER&CO.
[CONSOL, STOCK EXCrl'ANOE BLDd.
60-62 Brodway,    New York
LOTS OF MONEY
run be made through speculation with dopewit
of |S0 00 (thirty dollu-sj upward [or 3 por cent.
imirgiii upward] on StOt k Exchange.
The KreatoBtfortutiPa have been made through
speculations in Stocks, Wheal,or Cotton.
If you are interested to know how spccnl ���
tion-are conducted notifyusand we will Kend
you information aud market letLer freo of
charge.
Usual commissions chargod for executing
orders.
iiovi-rnmr  t.  Muni Ipul    and     It--llr<ui<l
bonds quoUUnns furnished on application for
purchnso, wile or exi-hange.
THE BUBONFC PLAGUE.
Insure your life
with
.. L. POGUE...
Harness and Saddlery
The leading shop. Lnrge
i-tock. Host -Hsoried stuck
on hanit. Harness, Ool-
l-'i's ot best makes, Saddles, HlankclH, Hells,
Whips, llruslies, Combs,
etc
Prices satisfactory.
Gall and -ee.
Cor. Ward and Haker
streets.
J. E. ANNABLE
agent Ontario Mutual
Life Assurance Co.
Insure your house, furniture wilh
J. E. Annable, agent Victoria-Montreal and Equity Fire Insurance
companies.
J. E. ANNABLE
OPERA HOUSE BL00K,
MISCELLANEOUS
AdvcrtlHonientK inserte-l under this head at
tlio rat of oiii3 cent u word vol" ItlKOrtlon. No
advcrtii-oni'-iit taken for lew t.luui 25oente.
TO~LLT."A Furnished houso complete for threw months, $35 per
month, water mu' untl every nooom-
modntion. Five roomH. Situated with
in 10 minntes walk (wm PoRtoffloe,
Applv to T   U. Procter, Baker   Ktreet.
LOS I'. ��� Blank pooket hook, containing
snme money   and   notes.    Return   to
Prosser's store for reward.    T. G. Nelson.
DR. BARKER, Dentist lias opened
an office with Dr. Morrison. Orowu
and bridge work a specialty,
The Steamer Declined   to Risk Taking
the Passengers.
= Victoria, B. O., Dec. 27.���The Canadian-Australian steamship whinh arrived today from Honolulu brought no
mail passengers from the Haytian
capital, declining to take any risk of
detention because of tlio bubonic
plague against which quarantine has
recentlv existori there. The disease, it
seems, came from Japan, and there
have been some deaths ut Honolulu.
The quarantine wus officially  ruised
NELSON WINE 00.,
whf're yon can   depend on  KotUnc:  tbe beftt
hrandshith-) market an*,  any quantity from
M)c. up,   Preen cannot be disputed,
'PHONE 08.
Frank A. Tamhlyn,  Mgr.,
Bakek Strbiit- Nelson
REISTERER    & CO.,
Brewers of Pine T tiger
Beer and Porter.
Drop in  und see us.
NELSON, B. C.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
In the matter of the "Companies Winding Up
Act. lS!iij,"uud in the matter of the "Nelson
Poorman Gold Miniug Company, Limited," in
liquidation.
Notice is hereby given tbat ut an extraordinary gonoral meeting of lhe Nelson Poormnn
Gold Minim: Company, Limited, held Novetn-
lioi 171 li. 18i��.i, duly convened, ti special resolution requiring the said company to be wound
up was duly parsed; whioh resolution at a sub
sequent extraordinory genera] meeting of the
said company, nlso duly convened, una held on
1). eomberSth, iHtiti, was duly confirmed.
A' such la-t mentioned meeting the appoint-
ments "f William Murray llots'ord of the City
of Vanoouver Province of Brlt'eh Columbia,
as liquidator and Charles O. Bennett of tho
same place as inspector, for tbe purposes of tho
v\ Inriipg ui> wore confirmed.
Notice is also (then tpirsunnt to "Companies
Winding Up Act, IS:*" soetiim 10). thai the
creditors of and ot tiers having claims upon tile
.-aid company, are reft ni veil on or before the 101 h
dny of January, A, I).. 1900, to send ttieir names
and addresses, the particulars of >heirdebt8 or
claims an i tbenulu-e of the securities, if anv,
held by them tn William Murray'Botsford,
Mjrehaiits' Ha- k of Ilnlifnx, Vancouver, B. C,
the liquidator of Hit: said company.
Notic.-is further gtvon that after such last
mentioned dato the said liquidator will proceed
In distribute the as-ets of Hie siid compoiy
among tho parties entitled tliuroto, having regard only to the claims of wliich he shall then
hnve aotioe.
Dated al Vnnoom er. B, 0��� Pec. lilh, 1809.
DSBORNH PLUNKETT,
Mabkinnon Budding, Granville Street, Vancouver, B, O.
Solicitor for the said Liquidator.
Shareholders in the slid c anpany are ro-
quested to forthwith forward their shnre certificates to ihe -aid liquidator inordorth.it th"
distribution aoouring thereon may bo speedily
adjusted.
VTOTIOB is horeby iiiven that application
IX will he made to the Legislative Assem
hly of the Province of British Columbia, at it��
next session; for uu Act to.lncorpiunle a Com
pany with power to construct, build, equip and
operate tramways in the Districts of Kootenay
nnd Yale, iu the Province of Hrillsh Colvmbln;
to run and operate such tramways by electric,
Steam nr other power, as may be most economical or convenieni; to erect tied operuie tele*
graph and telephone lines in and between all
the oil! s, towns, villages and settlements in
said Districts of Kootenay and Yale, with power io connect with other lines thai may opernto
in or outside of suoh districts; to supply electric, steam, air, water oro lierpower to otbor
corporations, manufactories or iudividuuls*
to supply light to other corporations, manufactories or Individuals; to acquire and hold water rights for the purposo of generating power
whether for their own use or Ihe use of other
corporations, n nnufnclurics, or individuals
to furnish and supply water to other oorpori-
tions, manufactories or individuals in said Districts; l , acquire aud hold land, timber lights
rights of way and other propei ty nnd easements'
for the purposes of the Oompmy, with all noc-
essary Powers in that behalf; to acquire all tbo
assets, franchise", privileges and business of the
Nelson Electric Tramway Company, Limited:
to acquire all the assets, franchises', privilig. m
and business of the Kossland and .Sophie Moun
tain Eleotrio Railway Company, Limited; to
receive nut. eil tier by way of bonus or otherwise, from any municipality in said DlEtriots of
Kootenny or Yule; to obtain exemption from
taxation and other privileges fron. nny municipality in Bald Districts of koolenay and Yale
and all other usual, necessary oi- Inoldontn!
powers and privileges as may be necessary or
Incidental or conductive to tlie attainment of
the above objects, or any of them.
Dated at the City of Nelson this 1st dav of
December. A, D��� 1899, '   ol
MACDONALD & JOHNSON,
Solicitors for the Afflictwh,
Fish and Poultry in Season
E.   C.   TRAVES.   Manager.
Bakicr Street, Nelson.
Orders by mail receive careful and prompt atention.
Merchants' Bank of Halifax.
Incorporated 1869.
Capital Authoiized   -   -   -   -   $2,ooo,ooo
Oapital Paid Up, $1,500,000, Reserve, Sl,2r*o,ooo.
Head Office:  Halifax, Nova Scotia.
(ieneial Banking Business   ransneted; Sterling Bills of Exchange Bought
and Sold, Letters of  Credit, Etc., Negotiated.
VucountB received on the most favorable" terms.    Interest allowed un special
deposits and on Saving Hunk accounts.
BRANCHEt-i IN BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Atlin, Bennett, Grand Forks, Nanaimo, Nelson, Rossland, Vancouver, Vancouver East End, Victoria, Ymir.
Geo. Kydd, Manager, Nelson, B.C.
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ESTABLISHED 150 YEARS LOnUOll,    EHi,'
"ORBIT      Brand and
PR EH I ER Navy Cut Tobaccos.
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Hamilton,
F. J. BRADLEY & 00 J PrOSPttflMttB
Young MenTSc01116 YolU'
Own Assays'
wl"^hh.X^",Vi
"SSL.1 Honor Graduate ol
PAINTERS and
DECORATORS.
SIGN WORK^A SPECIALTY.
milder* will find ll to their advantalW t"
flfcuro with Hradlcv it Co. on Painting.
GLAZING KALSOMININ'G
W. STARMER SMITH & CO.
Ill
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MoGIll Universal
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Houses, Offices and Stores Cleaned.
All work done by us is guaranteed first class.
Leave orders at ofUco. Wnrd Street, oppoait
PoMtofflce.
Board ,.m. In-trnetion ly AmjM
twenty-six dollnr-. por tnonui.
Write to the Prinoipal. \  l? D
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