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Array Daily Edition No. 915
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Nelson,   British Columbia, Thursday Evening,   December 20, 1900.
Eleventh   Year
BOERS INYADE
CAPE COLONY
More   Unsatisfactory  News
Comes from South
Africa.
How the People in London
Now Regard the Aspect
of the War.
Cape Town, Dec. 30.���The invasion
of Cape Colony in apicatling. It is
reported that the Boers have occupied
Colesburg, south of Phillpoplis .in-
near the Orange River Colony fronts
ier. The people here are much disturbed. A mixed force of one thousand men was dispatched north yesterday evening.
London, Dec. 20.���The release of
prisoners and other incidents reported
by General Kitchener tail to reassure
the public. The last phase of the
campain is remarkable for the miscalculations on the British side and
the many excited outbursts of candor.
The staying power of the Boers has
been underestimated and their preparations for continuing hostile operations in the extremity of their fortunes by means of buried Btores of
ammunition have not been takon Into
account. There has been a futile discussion for monhs on the requirements of the police work and fox
hunting, and suddenly Nicholson's
Nek has been reproduced within forty
miles of Pretoria, with an isolated
command surrounded and forced to
surrender after its ammunition had
been exhausted and with the main
body retiring without making an
effective effort to retrieve the disaster.
General Clement'B explanation that
tbe Northumberland Fusiliers were
Bhort of ammunition makes every
Englishman grit hiB teeth. The collapse of the Boer cause has been assumed as the inevitable consequence
of the exhaustion of war material, and
here is the "Fighting Fifth" without
powder and shot, compelled to surrender.
The generals now receiving congratulations of their friends on their
return, frankly confess that they have
an uncomfortable feeling in being
toatsed and feasted. Lord Dundonald
said before the public banquet at the
Hotel Cecil that he could not help regretting his premature return, since
the war evidently had not ended, and
a soldier's placo was ut the fiout
Gen. Pole-Carew, who is overwhelmed
with the- kindness of Devonshire
friends, probably finds it equally
diilii'iill. to reconcile his soldierly
sense of dntv with a full appreciation
of the delights of homo hospitality.
Lord Methuen's friends are emphasizing the tact that while he has heen
more sharply criticised than any other general except (latacre, he has nt
least remained on the fighting line,
bent on   seeing the job through.
Dewet and DeLeary are spoiling in
advance the stately thanksgiving service in honor of Lord Robert's return.
The book writers have also been taken
back by the recrudesence of hostilities, which cannot be minimized as
guerrilla warfare. Dr. Conan Doyle,
who has written what wus considered
a complete history of tho Boer war
anxiously waited during Lord Dnn-
duuald's speech at tho Vagabond's
dinner for some explanation of tlie
unexpected revival of hostilities,
which seem to involve the necessity
for additional chapters, if not a fresh
volume.
The war correspondents were equally ill at easo on the same occasion.
Among them was Julian Ralph Willi
an article over his signature in the
Spectator, on a hypothetical question
of the censorship of despatches, but
with the admission ou his lips that
the newspapers had made a mistake
in withdrawing thuir men from the
Held prematurely, and in leaving
some of the most interesting exploits
of the war unrecorded. The latest
editions of the newspapers, all comment upon the soriousneBs of the defeat, whloh befell the British forces
under Clements. The Telegraph considers that the reverse was only rendered possible by the carelossness of
those In command, and that a heavy
responsibility rests upon some ono for
neglecting to see that the troops were
in position to hold the hill against
all comers. Broadwood's conduct
seems Inexplicable, nnd people are
asking why there was no co-operation
between him and Clements. The authorities are quite alive to the ugliness of the present situation in South
Africa and an additional contingent
of 5,000 mounted infantry will shortly be sent out. General Kitchener,
it is stated, iB to be allowed an absolutely free baud.
London, Dec. 20.���A special from
Johannesburg, dated December 11,
aayi that heavy cannonading was
heard this morning north of Krugers-
darp.
London. Dec, 20.���As cabled to the
Associated  Press from Krugersdorp,
Transvaal, under date nf Sunday,Dec.
10, and se it out last niglit, a pitched
battle was then impending between
the Hritish under General Clements,
who had been reinforced and the
Boers under General IlcLuroy.
London, Dec. 20.���The following
despateh has been received from General Kitchener, dated Pretoria, Wednesday, Dec. 10: "A party of Boers,
estimated at from r>ou  to soo, crossed
tho Orange River at Rhcnoster Nek.
A second band is reported to have
crossed near Sanddrift. They have
heen followed. I have sent a considerable body of mounted men who aro
getting around them. The Boers
From RhcnosLcr Nek are being followed closely from Venterstadt, which
they left, at .1 o'clock yesterday evening going in the direction of Steyns-
hui'g. The important points on the
railway and tho neighborhood are
well guarded. 1 hopo the hand will
soon bo driven north again."
IRVING AND TERRY.
Sir   Henry   Denies   tlie   Report That
TheyJAre to Part.
London, Dec. 20.���An unpleasant
rumor, the source of which is unknown, was circulated on Saturday
night and printed in one of the Sunday papers, that at tlie conclusion of
the present tour Ellen Terry would
sever her connection with Sir Henry
Irving's company and retire from the
stage.
In view of the coming visit of .Sir
Henry and Miss Terry to the United
States next autumn this story may
have been cabled to America. A correspondent wired Sir Henry at Queens
Hotel, Leeds, and received from ^him
the following reply:
"Such a rumor is absolutely without
foundation,and a malicious invention.
I   should be glad to know Its source."
Miss Terry is in tirst-clsiss health,
and has been acting with as mueb
charm and vigor as ever during the
present tour, whieli ends next month.
Both she and Sir Henry are looking
forward with great pleasure to returning to the Lyceum in April,when'they
will appear in a new play, of which
both have the highest expectations.
As that piece will be in their repertoire when they visit the United
States, I expect to bo able to announce
the title very soon and say something
about it.
DREYFUS WILL NOT DOWN.
Paris, Dec. 20.���That the troubles
incidental to the Drey{us affair are
uot yet over in spite of the passage of
the amnesty bill is evident from a letter of Major Guignet in the morning
papers asking the assistance of the
Minister of War in an action for libel
against the Siecle which has charged
him with forgery.
NOT A PARTY.
The Hague, Dec. 20.���Baron Von
Gcrolstcin Vanoidenaller, Minister of
tlio Netherlands in London, has notified lho Hritish Government that as
tho Netherlands wero not a party to
the frontier dispute between Great
Britain and Venezuela, the Government of the Netherlands cannot consider itself bound by the Paris arbitration awartl demarcating the Anglo-
Dutch frontier.
LOCAL AJ-D   PERSONAL
AGREE UPON
CHINESE NOTE
After   Several  Months the
Powers Gome to an Understanding.
The Contents Will Be Made
Public by the Home Governments.
Mr. John Daly, of the Payne mine
staff, arrived in Nelson this morning
There is a letter at The Miner office
for Frank Mcllugli, who cun obtain it
by calling.
Mr. Will George, of Slocan City, is
in Nelson for the Christmas holidays
assisting T. U. Brown, the jeweler.
Mr. A. B. Jackson,of Snokane, general freight and passenger ngent of
the Burlington route is in tho City.
The installation of the newly elect-
oil Officers of the Nelson Lodge A. F.
St A. M., will take place at the Masonic Hall on Thursday evening December 27.
Wallace G. Brown has named ftis
confectionery store and lunch parlors
"The Palm, ' and announces that he
will open on Saturday, He is having
his store in tlie K.-W.-C. block handsomely fitted up.
The next sitting of the Supreme
Court of British Columbia for the
hearing of civil cases will be held at
tbe Court House of this City on February 1, 1001, and will open at 11
o'clock in the morning.
In mentioning tho stores at which
Christmas presents might be purchased The Miner yesterday omitted
reference to tlie hardware stores. Mc-
Lachlan Bros., tlie Lawrence Hardware Co., II. ByerS St Co., and tbo
Nelson Hardware Co., have several
articles in their lino which make
very acceptable gifts. Thoy sliould
not be overlooked by Christmas pur
chasers.
For several   weeks   the   scholars of
tho Baptist Sunday School have  been
preparing   for   llieir   annual    Christmas   entertainment,   which    will   be
given in the Church   tomorrow   evening, when   the   euntatn,   "Crowning
of   Xmas," will   he   presented,    rhis,
will   no  doubt   ho  one   of   the finest
Sunday School entertainments of   the
season.    Tbe   public are inuited.    No
admission   fee   will   be   charged but I
during the evening a   collection   will i
be taken to cover expenses.
Pekin, Dec. 20.���At a meeting of
the Foreign Minsters late yesterday
afternoon everything in regard to the
terms of the joint note was agreed
to, including the British modifications. Tho ministers refuse to disclose anything in connection witll
the matter, believing the home governments should give the particulars
to the public.
New York, Dec. 20.���A cable from
London to a local paper says:
If the Hay-Pauncefote treaty is
amended in the sense in which all the
Washington despatchea affirm the Senate will vote today, it will not be accepted by the liritisli Government. It
is not expected in official circles here
that President McKinley will carry
the matter to such an inevitable issue, but will avoid unnecessary rebuffs by withdrawing the instrument.
Neither the British Government nor
people will seriously regret the resulting situation, for it will he assumed here that the Clnyton-Bulwer
treaty romains as binding upon tlie
United StatfB as upon Great Britain.
It is expected that the United States
would then propose a simple abrogation of tbe Clayton-Hulwer   treaty.
Lord Salisbury would decline to
entertain such a proposal unless certain rights guaranteed therein or
their equivalent to rcconvey to Great
Britain by another instrument. I inferred from my informants fvords that
Great Britain wns willing to make
some concessions to the strong American feeling on the subject by accepting a slight modification of the Hay-
Pauncefote treaty. Just how much
or little, I do not know, but according to an unolHcinl statement from an
official source,Great Britain in no circumstances will assent to a convention
such as it is believed the Senate will
send the President today. I merely
state the fact without comment.
Washington, D. C, Dec. 20.���While
nothing had been beard from Mr.
Conger up^to O'clock tonight regarding the agreement said to have been
leached iu Pekin this evening as to
the terms of tho joint Chinese note,
the oflicials confidentially hope that
the statements are correct, and that
the way is now paved for its forma]
presentation to the Chinese plenipotentiaries. The officials here are unable to say just what the British modifications referred to In the Pekin despatch are, but it is believed they
are rested on the exclusion of the
"irrevocable" clauBe whieh this Government has all along insisted must
not appear iu tlie preamble to the
note.
Minister Conger had positive instructions from this Government on
this subject and tho preamble to the
joint note, It is understood, will not
contain thnt word. The Chinese peace
envoys will bo given a reasonable
time within which to consider the demands made and then will follow the
formal negotiations for the settlement
of the peace terms. Officials here still
decline to make public the text of the
note agreed upon, but it is believed
that the essential features of the
agreement do not differ materially
from the points already made public.
It is now learned that the entire misunderstanding which has delayed the
consummation of the agreement at Pe
kin was caused by the change or
omission of the single digit in n complex group of figures, making up one
of the cipher meBsnges of instruction
to Mr. Conger. Curiously enough the
change in this single digit exactly
reversed the meaning of the entire
message so that Mr. Conger, in opposing the English view, was acting exactly contrary to the spirit of his instructions, though in accordance with
their letter.
WILL KEEP ALOOF.
Chicago, Dec. ID.���The committee
representing tho engineers, firemen
and conductors and trainmen of the
Santa Fe Railway system declared
tonight that they would not advise a
strike in sympathy with the telegraph
operators.
JOCKEY DEAD.
Now Orleans. La., Dec. 20.���Jockey
Talley, who waB Injured by a fall at
the Newport track in 1KII8, and who
has suffered periodically from tho
injury, died this afternoon.
ANOTHER LYNCHINO.
New Orleans, Lb., Dec. 10.��� A spee-
ial to tho Picayune, from Gulf Port,
Mississippi,    says;   This    afternoon
about II o'clock Albert Lewis, a negro
became involved in a quarrel with
Marshall W. E. Richardson over tho
arrest of his nephew. The negroes
shot and killed Richardson instuntly.
After firing three shots Lewis and his
nephew and his son ran westward
along the railroad. Bloodhounds
from Biloxl wore given the trail.
About 200 men arc following the doga.
Great excitement prevails und a lynching is thought to be inevitable if the
negrooB are captured.
THE LAD CAME BACK.
Omaha Sensation   Spoiled   By the Return of   Kidnapped Boy.
Omaha, Neb., Dec. 20.���The l.l-year-
old son of Edward Cudahy.who disappeared from his home in Omaha Tuesday evening, returned at 1:30 this
morning. The polieo are of tho opinion that the boy was not abducted but
hud run away aud returned home of
his own accord. Mrs. Cudahy stated,
however, that her son had been abducted but had been treated kindly
and wns all right.
DENY THE '; BARGE.
Buffalo, Dec. 20.���A special to
The Express from New York says
Archie McEachern, of the team of
Canadians, winners of tbe second
prize in the six day race at Madison
Square Garden last week, declares
that Floyd McFailund, of the winning team, agreed with him to combine and" share first and second
moneys alike. This statement Is
strenuously denied by the lanky Cali-
forninn, his partner, Hurry Elkes,
and Tom Cooper, his mnnager. They
unite in saying that the statement is
out of reason. Either McFarlund or
Elkes, according to the trio, can out
sprint the Canadian pair and as they
were certain first prize would be won
on the final sprint, such a proposition would be an act of philanthro-
phy. The managers of the race, Kim
Kennedy and P. S. Powers, deny all
knowledge of such an arrangement,
and say that if they were aware of it
they would take measures to prevent
its consummation.
A MURDER CASE.
Rouse's Point, N. Y., Dec. 20.���The
body of John Julian was found on
the railroad track at Alburg, Vermont, his morning. Foul play was
suspected and it was discovered that
the murdered man had* been seen the
previous evening at Rouse's Point in
company with Frank Collidge. Col-
lidge was apprehended tonight at
Lacolle, P. Q., on his way to Montreal. Robbery is believed to have
been the motive. No details are obtainable tonight.
IT DOESN'T MATTER.
Now York, Dec. 20.���Undei the auspices of the Transvaal League there
was held tonight a meeting for the
purpose of arousing sympathy for the
Hoers in their struggle against Eng-
lnnd. An Englishman, Ernest Temple Hargrove, of London, England,
author of World Policies, was the
principal speaker. W. It. Sayinan,
who acted on General Dewet's staff
told the audience that the Boers* will
never surrender so long as their lives
and liberty are threatened by England.
A COCOANUT CONFLAGRATION.
Philadelphia, Dec. 20.���The establishment of tho Frunklin Baker Co.,
manufacturers of shredded coeouiiut,
was badly damaged by tire tonight.
Loss 8150,000.
FRICTION.
Toronto, Dec. 20. ���Friction is said
to have arisen between the Chicago
Yacht Club and the Royal Canadian
Yucht Club which may result in tbe
Canada cup races not being suiled
next summer. The Toronto Club suggested thu insertion of a clause ill the
rules thnt an expert be upointcd to
whom all questions of construction
and other matters ho referred and mentioned tlie name of W, P. Stephen, of
the Forest and Stream, New York, as
a fit person for the position The
Chicago Club bus not acquiesced,
hence the deadlock. Toronto men insist thnt this clause be inserted before
the agreement Is settled. Ono club
must uonsequuntly recede, otherwise
no race.
JUDGE OUIMET DEAD.
Montreal, Dec. 20. ���Judge J. A.
Ouimot, of the Superior Court, died
this morning after a lingering illness.
Deceased was tin yearB of age.
GOOD BUSINESS.
Toronto, Dec. 20.���The Ontario Government has collected about 8200,000
in succesBlon duties during the past
year, an increase of about 82-,000.
A LIBERAL BANQUET.
Leamington, Ont., Dec. 111.���Leamington Liberals bunquetted M. K.
Cowan. Liberal elect for South Essex,
last evonlng. Among the guests present was Hon. Mr. Tarte, who In a
speech strongly defended French Canadians.
CYANIDING
IS A SUCCESS
The Plant at the Ymir Mine
Is to Be Greatly
Enlarged.
Spokane Company Organized
to Work a Promising
Property.
A Ymir despatch says:"_The experimental cyaniding plant nt the Ymir
mine is to be superseded by a larger
plant. Part of this plant arrived last
week from tho Pacific Tank Company
of San Francisco. It Is estimated
that the use of the cyaniding process
.-ill effect a further saving of $1
per ton on the ore passing througli
the mill, or about 8(100 per month.
The Golden Monarch Mining &
Milling Company has been formed in
Spokane to operate the Foghorn
claim, on Wild Horse Creek, about
seven miles from Ymir. The capital
of the copmany ib in 1,.100.000 shares,
of which 500,000 have been placed in
the treasury to provide funds for development. Of this number 400,000
shares bare already been placed, providing ample funds for development
on a large scale. Con. Wolffe, president of the company, arrived iiere
on Friday to institute operations,
which at first will consist of the construction of buildings and cabins
for winter quarters. A force of nine
men will then commence work on a
crosscut tunnel which will tap tho
vein at a depth of about 300 feet from
2-0 to 500 feet in.
The Foghorn is reported to have
one of the best surface showings
in the district. It is traversed by
three parallel veins a short distance
apart. Some of the surface assays
from these t. ins taken across their
full width, ran Into the hundreds.
The first vein that will be tapped
by the crosscut has been exploited by
a small shaft revealing seven feet of
rich tree milling ore. It is said that
the ore at the Lotti.ni of the shaft
is some of the richest that has ever
been encountered in the district, and
if it continues to the level of the cross
out will give a body of ore worth
many millions.
The ledge is perfeotly well defined
between good walls and gives every
indication of prominence. Besides
this the second vein is fully 10 feet
wide, and although not so rich as the
first vein, is in itself a bonanza. The
situation of the prbperty is very favorable as the hill pitches ut an average
angle of 44 degrees, so that a foot of
depth is guined by every foot of driving. The rock Is soft and cheaply
mined. At the foot of tbe hill runs
the main channel of Wild Horse
Creek, from which power csn be derived for mill purposes.
The towers for the Tamnruc tramway are nearly all eompleted and tbe
cable will be strung shortly. A railway siding is to be constructed at the
terminus of the tramway about a
mile and a half north of tho town.
The Wilcox mine will send down its
first shipment of ore this week, while
the Dundee will follow suit about
tho first of next month.
The report has reached the City that
the drift on the Rambler-Cariboo
mine has run into tho ore body In the
face of the bill, for which tlie management has been searching for some
time. The extent of the ore body
is unknown, and whether It is us
lurge as the previous one Is still to
be determined. The Rainbler-Curiboo
has boon drifting for tlie ledge for
some time and has been expecting to
encounter the ore in n short timo.
Shonld the body reported to be found
prove to be like tlie other deposits In
that district, the stock in the Cariboo
will take a great jump nud a dividend
will be declared. The ore on the Rambler ii. eel high grade,and even a small
body will yield quite a  profit.
A MINING  CENTRE.
A session of Chambers will be held
by Judge Forin at 10:30 tomorrow
morning.
A  Schcmo   to   Bring   the   Prospector
and Capitalist Together.
The establishment of an olliee In
Nelson where the prospector can meet
the mining promoter is now being
agitated by several of the mining
men of this City. This is something
that has long been needed here and
undoubtedly its benefits would be
quite numerous.
"Nelson is certainly the centre of
tho groat mining districts of the Kootenays," said Mr. Rosenburgor, a
prospector and mining promoter of
this City, this morning. "There are
hundreds of undeveloped claims and
prospects throughout the country and
thore does not seem to be nny ready
means by which the propectorowner
can bring them before the capitalists, in my opinion there should be
an office or chamber whcie the prospector could go, leave n sample of his
ore, and a description of his property.
The promoter and mining broker
then know where he could always
find the desired information fur which
such people are always seeking. At
present tne prospector and promoter
do not seem to be In touch and thus
many of what might prove to be the
richest properties in   Eastern  Hritish
Columbia remain practically unknown
to the mining world.
"This would be a great thing for
Nelson as it would bring the head
office of many mining companies to
this City and Nelson would be in direct communication with nearly every
mining  district of the interior."
STUCK IN   TIIK MUD.
Why Three Ladies   Missed the C.P.R.
Train Last Night.
Nelson's streets cannot stand two
months of rain, with no sunshine,
without loosening up and becoming
muddy. Some of them are only
muddy, some muddier and others
most superlatively muddiest, It was
one of the last mentioned class that
was the means of three Indies
staying in town last night wlien they
bad the best intentions in tlie world
of going to tlie Coast. They started
oft all right in a hack that bid fair.to
survive the journey and reach the depot in lots of time to catch the 0:40
train. Various mud puddles were
safely waded and when the Baker
Street pavement was reached all
went merry us n marriage bell. But
tbe pavement ended abruptly and the
horseB trotted down the hill with
that trot that all cab horses on earth
make a specialty of. About half way
between the Sherbrooke Hotel and the
bridge over Cottonwood Creek there
was a sudden stop. The horses heroically waded through the mud but
they could not pull the carriage
through. It went kerfiump aud staved there. The front wheels got out
of their depth and that settled it. The
horses jerked, the springs broke, the
ladles screamed, the driver swore,
but the mud most lovingly clung to
its prey. But. that was not all. The
whistle whistled, the bell rang, the
locomotive snorted, the conductor
shouted, the train groaned and started for Robson and the ladies still sat
in the mud-bound carriage. It was
certain death by diowning to venture
out for tbe mud was deep on all
Bides. But tlie driver was a courageous chap and took bis life in his
bunds by wading to the sidewalk and
then he started up town to get another rig to rescue his fair fares. It
was quite safe to leave the horses���
they couldn't move. He returned
with a rig and driving along side
rescued tlie ladies from that derelict
floating in tlie sea of mud. The
horses, too, were released. Tbe ladies will leave for the Coast this evening and as they go to the depot they
will be able to see their wreck as
they left it.only settled more comfortably and contentedly in well saturated Nelson real estuto
THE CITY'S   PROGRESS.
What   a Finincial   Man   Has   to   Say
of It.
"Mayor Houston seems to be afraid
that 'I'he Miner will ruin the credit
of the City," said a prominent financial man to Tlie Miner this morning. "If lie would inquire among
people who know he would find that
John Houston, Mayor, bus already
to a great extent injured tho credit
of the City and would continue to do
so ns long iib lie remained in office.
1 know personally where thousands of
dollars which were to have been expended in this City have remained in
the East or elesewhere because Nelson
was under the thumb of n man in
whom financial people have no confidence Whatsoever, For this very
same reason tlie debentuics issued by
the City some time ago havo remained
unsold, partly because the bids were
not as high as they would have been
had the affairs of the City been iu
different bands. As a man representing capital I can truthfully sny Hint
Mayer Houston has done more to retard tlie progress of this City than
any other dozen men in Nelson. Men
with money aro afraid of him. The
best thing that could happen to Nelson would be Mr. Houston's departure."
OPENINGS   IN   REAL ESTATE.
But They Aro Caused By Heavy Rains
Not An Aellvo Market.
Tho large amount of water which
Is washing down the streets, caused
by tbe prolonged rains, did considerable ilamugo nt the corner of Ward
and Silica Streets last niglit. During
tbe niglit the heavy wash undermined
a large portion of the entire corner.
To make the spot more dangerous,
the enith began to sink nnd the water main gavo way, thus creating a
heavy rushing underground strenni
washing the earth before it, and passing down under the Opera 1 louse building In a lnrge stream. Notwithstanding the huge amount of under
mining that was done, tbe surface
did not give way nt once. At an early
hour this morning a tenmster with a
lienvy wagon was passing over tlie
corner, and as he passed along the
ground gave way behind the wiignn.
lie was fortunate to escape without
any damage. Six City workmen
were put to work at once and the corner was repaired late lliis afternoon.
This is not the only plnce that damage wns done by the heavy rains.
Mnny of the catch basins throughout the City were stopped up and the
water which was overflowing was
cutting deen gutters In the street
1 beds.
LETTER FROM
TOM BROWN
He Writes of Some of His
Experiences In the
Transvaal.
How a Party of Boers Were
Fooled When  They Attacked His Squadron.
Corporal Thomas Brown, who enlisted here .for South Africa writes as
follows to Mr. George Neelands:
"1 have just about recovered from
an attack of enteric fevor and have
been admitted here ill hospital on the
first. Hut things have been quiet lately so 1 have not missed any of the
scrapping. I am not much of a correspondent as you will observe. But
then you folks at home know more of
how tilings are going on than we do.
However, you might be interested
to know I have been witli inj squadron in thirteen engagements and a
core of smaller rows while patrolling. We have been very lucky, however, not having lost a great number
killed, though the boys are all pretty
well used up. Our first job was putting down the rebellion in North Cipn
Colony a hard trip of nearly six hundred miles across the desert called tbe
Karoo. It was in the wet season,
consequently carrying half rations for
liorse and men. We came back pretty
well played out. We came tlirough
the Fiee State and Transvaal with
French to Diamond Hill. Since then
we havo been pushing along the Dela-
goa Hay It. R. to Nooltgedaoht where
���ve have formed an outpost for tbo
last two months.
"We are daily in touch with tho
Boer outposts who ure strung all
along the hills about two miles parallel from us. We bothered them a
good deal when we lirst came here
having wounded the field cornets and
several others, so they fixed jip a job
on us to play even. From five to six
hundred of them with three guns got
inside our outposts just before dawn
one dark niglit. Their riflemen got
within a hundred yards of our lines.
They were challenged by the sentry
on the Maxim, who fired on them,
killing bis man. Tbe boys jumped
out of bed grabbed bandoliers and
rifles, jumped into the, trenches and
drove them buck, the engagement
became general, the Hoers attacking
on three sides and opening up with
two Krupps and one pompom. After three hours, seeing their efforts
woio useless,they retired, losing eight
killed. :)l wounded. We had four
wounded and six captured. As we
had no artillery wo didn't do so
bad."
THOMAS   COUCH  DEAD.
Funeral Tabes   Placo   Tonight   to the
Crow's Nest Boat.
Mr. Thomas Couch, for the past six
months employed ut Mr. E. J. Rob-
ie's merchant tailoring estnbish-
ment, died at his residence on Victoria Street nt :i o'clock yesterday afternoon after nn illness of several
weeks. Mr. Couch, who was __ years
of age, was born at St. Petersburg,
Ontario, coming to Nelson last February. 1Mb wife and a six-year-old
son survive him, lie leaves a" father
anil mother at St. Petersburg. Ha
was an adherent of the Congregational Church, anil a member in good
standing of both tlio Alpha Lodge No.
Ml, A. V. and A. M. and of the
KnlgbtS of Pythias lodge, both of Toronto. His remains will be shipped
In the morning for Toronto, via the
Crow's Nest Boat. They will be accompanied by the widow and son.
The funeral services will be held at
the Congregational Church at 10:80
o'clock, this evening, Kev. Wm. Munroe officiating. All members of the
two orders nre requested to attend.
ARRESTED AT SLOCAN CITY.
Jacob Dover's Traveler In Trouble
For Peddling Without a License.
N. Friedman, of this City, who is
engaged in traveling for Mr. Jneob
Dover, the jeweler, was Summoned
to appear at the court in Ymir at 10
o'clock yesterday morning to answer
to the charge of peddling in that
town without a license, He failed to
appar and a bench warrant was issued nt once. It was learned that
he had left Nelson for Slccnn City
and was arrested there last night
lie will bo brought to Nelson this
evening and taken to Ymir tomorrow.
IS   CRAZY.
Berlin, Dec. 80.���Juenicko, convlct-
etd and sentenced to death thiB sum-
mer for poising Louise Berlnger
whom he Induced to believe be wus a
magician and to drink a potion containing Btrychninc, of which she died
at Grunewald, a Buburb of Berlin
has been pronounced InBunc, '
\
���    j elson Daily Miner, Thursday Evening., December 20, 1900
The Nelson Miner
Published Evory Afternoon  Kxcopt Sunday
���by TUB-
NELSON   PUBLISHING
Limitku Liability.
CO.
LONDON OFFICE:
115 Fleet Street, K. C.
Central Press Agoncy, Ltd., Special Agents
SUBSCRIPTION RATES:
Dally.por month,by carrier     M��
Dully, per month, by mall     OM
Dally, por year, by earner �� \ <*>
Daily, por your, by null    _<ff
Dally, per yoar, foreign    �� <n
It Is like touching him on the raw
to make the least disparaging reference to Mr. Houston's municipal baby
known as the electric light system.
Anyone ivho does it Ib an enemy to
the City. Tho Miner docB it occasionally, therefore it is an enemy whom
it would be a virtue to stone to death
or to drive into tlie wilderness. During the recent campaign Mr. Tarte
fell into the amusing habit of complaining that every attack on him was
an attack on the French-Canadian
race. He was the race, in his own
estimation. Similarly, Mr. John
Houston thinks he is the City.
Santa Glau$' Pack
WKKKLY MINER:
fl 25
. 2 00
.   3 00
Wooklj, por half yoar	
Weokly, per yoar	
Wookly, per yoar, foreign.....;	
Subscriptions Invariably in advanoe.
All Checke Hhould bo mado payable to tho
order of N-LBon Publisuino Company,
Limited.
SOMETHING TO LEARN.
Competent judges will say that ou
present water system is not adequate
to the necessities of a City that is
growing as Nelson is. Judges that
aro competent or incompetent know
that our electric Bystem Is far from
adequate, and believe that it is impossible to make it adequate on the
present lines. These nre facts, and
the citizens who cannot stand to be
told of them are but slightly removed
from idiots. Mr. John Houston says
none of them should stand it. It is
a rough sort of reflection, but as the
man knows no better we bespeak for
him the general indulgence.
Will Contain
SHOES
aw*
lace Bool
for the little ones
and big ones too
j
,a 1
e in'J
GIFTS   POR
SMOKERS
ACn��oof Pipos, a Box of Ciflrarn, a
Can of Tobacco, or a Box of Choico Cigarettes malco splendid presents foi your
hunbund. your brother or your friend.
Then   thero are  Cigar  ,ind   Cigarette
<',!."������: and linlil. ���!���������.; 1 |il'.'rl,-lil\ltril   lUi.lt.
and Loo wo Pipes. Wo havo junt received a shipment of choice Havana
Koodn. Thoy make nice Xmas presents.
Incidentally we would suggest for your
overy day smoking our nuceial brand of
Flora de Viiieda.
crow & MORRIS
I tn k it   Street,   Nelson.     Branches   at
Rossland and Greenwood.
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UNION   LABOR.
Buy    Only   Union - Made   Shoes,
eOOT&SHO?
WORKERS UNION..
THIS YEAR.
FREE!
UNION,
.STAMP
Factory N9 88
This stamp used by the .10IIN Mc
PHER-ON CO., Limited, of Hamilton,
the only Union Factory in Cnnada.
It will not be said that Mr. Camp
bell Johnston has an axe to grind at
the municipal stone. He is merely
common-sense, honest citizen who
anxious for the advancement of the
community among whom he has cast
his lot. He thinks we are too indifferent to the advantage we pobsess in
the water power of the Kootenay. We
make no effort to have it developed
and utilised. There are points In his
letter.publlshed in yesterday's Miner,
which will hear reading many times,
if only by frequent reading can we
get the full significance of them drilled into our heads. Here is one: "Niagara, as a producer of electrical power, Is the talk ef the world. In the
Kootenay River, between Nelson and
Robson, there iB a power equal to
Niagara drawn out for twenty miles."
Nineteen out of twenty men on the
street will assent to this, and then
walk off without the slightest comprehension of the tremendous Import
of It.
One Company has done something to
harness this power. It has already
expended a large sum of money, but
it cannot supply the demands upon
It; it cannot fnrnish the power already required, and with the rapid
development of the country the requirements will be immensely increased. Would it not be an advantage to
Nelson if, as Mr. Campbell-Johnston
suggests, there were ten companies
instead of one engaged iu generating
power, with their expenditures of
half a million or a million dollars
each? Yet if any one in Nelson shall
say a good word of the Company already engaged, Mr. John Houston
opens his stream of blackguardly
abuso, and a class ef citizens who
think themselves intelligent and sensible raise their hands in shocked
amazement and declare that his foul
pen and fouler tongne are well employed. What Is tho explanation of
this stupendous imbecility? A few
years ago this Mr. Houston and others
associated with him installed a "twopenny power on a Bide creek," and in
due timo foisted it upon the City nt
a swindling price; itis now a "public utility," a phrase that seems to
tickle shallow minds, and although
the hundreds of thousands of horse
power in the Kootenay may forever
run to waBte, this trumpery affair on
a side creek Is to be sacredly protected from even the appearance of rivalry or competition.
We believe in municipal ownership
of public franchises, whenever the
conditions are favorable. Often they
are, but sometimes they are not.
When they are not favorable, it is
criminal stupidity to touch them.
The City's electric system Is a sham
and a fraud, imperfeut even as far as
it goes, and wholly inadequate to the
needs of the community. It may be
possible to improve it up to the point
of sufficiency, but we do not believe
that any person competent to give an I WANTED. -Capable, reliable person
intelligent opinion on the subject | in every county to represent lnrjje
will say that the present system Ib company of solid financial reputation ;
capable of the development required. J?88 Bnl,"'y Per yeui, payable weekly;
t_    .      _,,. .   . .._ ...   ,93 per   day   absolutely    sure   and   all
If the City must have its "public j __.��____. _tnigbt, bona-flde .delinite
utility," let it goto the Kootenay j salary, no commission; salary paid
and harness some of the power that Is j each Saturday und expense money ad-
to  waBte   there, and   In doing Ivanced ench   weck.    Standard   Houbc
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We have sold him a lot of pretty little shoes in
patent leather and fancy colors, and also big shoes
and slippers, and still we have plenty left.
If you are wondering what to give him for Xmas
just decide on shoes and he will be happy.
LILLIE BROS.
;   The Shoeiata
MISCELLANEOUS
AdvertlRomonts intiort-d under this head at
the rata of ono cunt a word per tnsortlon. No
advcrtlnenient taken for Ions thnn 25 centa.
jFOR     RENT.���Cellar.    Apply
chants' Bank of Halifax.
Mer-
LOST.���Yesterday,      near   corner   of
Kootenay and Mines Road,    a   cloth
bound hook.    Finder   please return to
Miner Otlice.
WANTED.���Position   aB   Housekeeper
in small family, by a lady of education and   refinement.    A   good   cook
domestic, muBicul,    amiable.    M.   _.
Miner Olliee.
THE PERSON   who borrowed a   vol
lime   of   Kipling   from   The   Miner
Oflice is requested to return it.
| THE NELSON Soda Water Company
will be obliged if householders hav-
i ing their empty Byphons, or patent
screw top bottles, will communicate
with them by telephone or post card
as tbe syphons and bottles are required for the holiday trade.
DISCOUNT
������   ^/\L_-/_L_1   ������
Can't we persuade you to do yourself a favor ?    We
have a little tale to unfold to you of
EXTRAORDINARY   VALUES
in all our
TOILET ARTICLES
comprising Toilet Sets for gentlemen  and   Ladies,
Shaving Sets, Atomizers, elc.
FANCY CHINA
PERFUMERY
Everything in our store except proprietary medicines.
For the next 30 days we will give on all
cash  purchases a
DISCOUNT   OF   25   PER   OENT.
(Twenty-five cents on every Dollar.)
Our stock is well assorted and  up-to-date,  containing many articles suitable for
CHRISTMAS GIFTS.
It costs nothing  to come  and  look.    Come  early
and secure first choice.
H. F. McLEA-I,
Baker St., Nelson.
Druggist.
P. O. Box 226.
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FOR RENT. ���House, furnished or unfurnished.    Apply Royal   Hotel.
WANTED.���Position as mine foreman
or will develop properties by contract, .lust returned from developing
properties in the noith. Can assay,
survey and a good accountant. High
class testimonials. Extended experience in 11, C and South America.
Apply P. O. Hox 75,"Rossland 11. C.
FOR RENT.���A    warm,    comfortable
house, seven rooms, water and bath.
Apply, "D," Miner UIHce.
HOLLY
MI8TLETOE
going
this it will help to advertise to the
world the immense wealth of power
that we possess in that river. So far
as The Miner knows, both Mayoralty
candidates aro infatuated with the
"two-penny power on a side creek" ;
they look with awe and reverejee
a "public utility" of any shnpe,
shade, or character, whether serviceable or grossly inef-oient. It will
take the reflection and education of
another .year or two to make the
whole of our population realise bow I FOR SALE
short-sighted we have been in many
things. Hut our emancipation is coming, and when it does we shall adopt
broader nnd more enlightened methods, aad wonder with amazement
that we should have submitted so long
{c tbe domination of an empiric
Caxton lluilding, Chicago.
LADIES' HA1K DRESSING Parlors-
Mrs E. II. Thompson, (late of Doran-
wend's well known establishment,
Toronto), has opened parlors for hnir
dressing in Victoria Hlock. Ladies
may make appointments by mail or
on I otherwise. Room 1, corner Haker
and Josephine Streets.
FIRST-CLASS   Room   and    Hoard, In
private   family,    reasonable   terms.
Apply   on   Silica   Street,   two   doors
west of Ward.
DOMINION
Is the name of the Baking Powder you should
use in Cake Baking, if
you want to hit the mark.
It's a pure Cream of Tarter Powder. It is lowest
in price and highest in
quality.
WM. HUNTER b CO.
Groceries, Crocker;,
NELSON.
CHINA
OHINA
All plain script engraving on spoons
or other small articles.
Come now and select your Christmas
presents.
The work will be
done more satisfactorily than if you
wait until the rush.
We can do more in
the line of free engraving than anyone else in town.
We have only one
price on our goods,
and you can depend
that it is the lowest.
Our new line of gentlemen's watches can
not be surpassed,
either in quality or
price.
Patenaude   Bros.,
_ ��������
1 Hudson's Bay Stores 1
Manufacturlno Jewel* ri
and watchmakers,
NELSON,
B. C.
Porto Rico Lumber
Co., Limited.
YARDS   AT   NKLSON  AND  ROSSLAND.
MILL AT POIlTO RICO SIDING.
Rough and
Dressed  Lumber,
Shingles, Mouldings.
A-l White Pine Lumber Always in
Stock.
We carry a complete slock of ('oust. Flooring
Celling, Iiisldo Plnlrth, Turned Work, !_iu.h and
1 Uhivh. spi'i'ial order work will receivo prompt
attention-   Mall orders solicited.
Porto Rico Lumber Co.,
LiniTED.
I Inn! Ollloe���Handm and Voinon St., Nelnon.
LUipber..
Delivered to any point
on Kootenay Lake.
I have a complete stock on hand of
Rough and Dressed
Lumber,
Shingles,
Mouldings, Sash Doors.
Inside Finish,
Coast Flooring, and
Finished Lumber-
Mill at PILOT BAY. Yards, NELSON
uiul I-A It I ���(),
West Kootenay Butcher Co.
ALL  KINDS  OF
A now lioumn, ten roimiB,
very convenient,with nil modern lm-
pnivementH.   Apply A. _., Clnrke, corner of Stanley nml Carbonate  eStreet.
Fresh   and   Salted   Heats
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
HEADIOFFICE:   NELSON
J. A. SAYWAKD.
1). J. DEWAE, J. P.
Notary Publio,  Oonvejanoer.
FOR   SALE.
$525 takes nice lot _outh of Silica St.
near Josephine.
91060, easy terms, buys 7-room house
Good location:
S210(i bays nioe house and lot on Silica
Bt. near Ward St
$fi0ubuys two lots, looxl2(), Mill Street.
$2100 buys house and lot  en Silica Ht.
near Stanley.
TO LET.
House, 7 rooms, Mines Road, $25, including water.
House, 0 rooms, Hume Addition, $20.
LOANS.
Straight or monthly payments, on
improved property,   No commissions.
No tines,   No forfeitures.
THAT PAD
Of WrltliiK Paper won t lant
lung. Von d bettor placo another "huny up' o-dor with
T_fc MINER
Fish and Poultry in Season
E.   C.   TRAVE8.   Manager.
Baker Street, Nelson.
Orders by mail receive partful and prompt attention
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.
ORUOIBLE OAST STEEL
WIRE ROPE
7-8 inch dlam. $18.60 per 100 feet.   Foi
immediate delivery   in   Nelsoa
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HUDSON'S BA>
COMPANY,,
<tMCORPORA~*.V_e -57*
What will make a 1
nicer Xmas Gift than an 3
Eiderdown I
Quilt?      I
���3
Wc have them at 1
$5.00, $0.50, $7.00, 1
$8.00, $10.00, $12.50, 1
$14.00, $.20.00 and 1
$25.00, vSatccn, Silk |
or Satin covers.
The finest that money |
can buy. 1
Sec our show win- |
dow. 1
| Hudson's Bay Stores 1
HEATING  STOVES
For wood or hard or Boft cosl.
The   largest   line  carried  by
any firm in Canada.
COOKING STOVES
1' Good   Cheer ''   Ranges  and
Cook Stoves.   A complete line.
SOLE  AGENTS   FOR   THE  CELEBRATED
COLE'S   HOT   BLAST  HEATERS.
Call and be convinced that the only place to buy
Stoves  and   Ranges  at  the   right  prices  is  the
LAWRENCE HARDWARE CO.
Merchants' Bank of Halifax
Incorporated 1869.
Capital raiii-iip,    ,   .   .    *i,___,e70.oa | Rent, ��i,70o.oo*.��
K.mnl or itlreFerior*I   Thomas K. Kenny,  President;   Thomas Ritchie. Vloo-Prefldoiit.
Wiley Smith. II. O. Buuld, Hon. H. U. Fuller, M.L.C., Hon. David MaoKoen.
Head om.-., Halifaxi
General Manager, KdbOn L. Pcane, Montreal.
Superintendent of Branches, and Secretary, W. il. Torrance. Halifax.
Inspector, W. F. Brook, Halifax,
lnspootor II. M. Stewart, Montreal,
Braiiehes t
Nora He-eel in... Halifax Branch, Antlgontiili, BrldKewater, Guysboro. Londonderry, -iinenbiint.
Mnilleeiiel 11iniiiji Co.), Piotou, Port Hawkonbury, Sydney. Shu-onacadie, Truro, Weymouth
New Brnimwlcli���Bathurnt, I)ori?hc��tcr, Frodoriclon, KinK-ton (Kent Co.), Monoton, Nc��"
cantle, Sockvfile, WsoilHtock. I*. _. I.land���Chnrlottetown, -Umineniide. Quebec���Monlronl
(City Offlco), Montreal. West Knd (Cor. Notro Dame and Solgneure Streote); Wostmount ��-<>'���
Qrocno Avenue and St. CathnrlneH btreet. Ontario���Ottawa. Ni �� roiiiidlmiil ���St. John 1
Caba, Weal ladles-Havana. United Htatea���Now York (1(11__. limine Place) Kepublio, VYwh
BRANCHES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Atlin, Bennett, Grand Forks, Nanaimo, Nelson, Hossland, Vancouver, Vancouver East End, Victoria.
Corr ripondenU i
Canada���Morohant* Bank of Canada.   Boiton-Natlonal Shawmut Bank.   Cfeleaga���America
National Bank.   San Franrl.ro-First National Bank.   London, ling.   Hunk of -cotliwd.
Purl., France���Credit Lyonnnla.   Bermuda��� Bank of Bermuda,   Cblaa and Japaa���Hong
Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation.
(Icneinl Hanking Business Transacted; Sterling Bills of Exchange Bought
and Sold, Letters of Credit, Etc., Negotiated.
Accounts received on the most favorable terms.   Interest allowed on special
deposits and on Having Bank accounts.
Geo. Kydd, Manager, Nelson, B.C.
P. BURN5 & CO.
Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants
HEAD OFFICE NELSON, H. C.
��y&��
apply.
O.T.
Branoh|Marketsin Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo
Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Slooan City.
OntoM ��y matt to any branch will have careful wM wroou. t attrition. Nelson  Daily Miner,  Thursday  Evening;  December 20, 1900
NKLSON -1U-1NK9S COLLEOE.
Great   Suocess Achieved In tlie   First
Yeur of Its Kxistenco.
A year lias scarcely elupsod since
tlio Nelson llusiness College was
opened in Nolson, and during that
timo many young men and women huvo
availed tlieinHelves of the opportunity
of acquiring u knowledge of business,
shorthand and typewriting work.
Kor an enterprise of this kind,
started in what may be culled u
"mining town" tho success of the
school has boon somewhat phenomenal
The future will be still more so, as
tlio need of such a ooiirse supplementing the excellent education imparted
in our public Boliool becomes more
apparent.
All who attond a Huslness School,
do not do so with the intention of
becoming piofcssional accountants,but
with the desire of acquainting themselves with tbo routine of business life
and gaining such a knowledge of accounts as will enable them to decide
(or thomselves as to whether or not
their business is being carried on in
proper, business-like manner.
The first student registered on the
books of the school was Joseph W.
C'urran. He took the full course, (business and shorthand) and made a great
suocess of his work, receiving the
first diploma iBsued from the school;
Muster Curran achieved the speed of
11(1 words per minute in shorthand
and is the voungcBt student Mrs. Rattray has ever graduated in both
branches.
Following closely In the shorthand
department, are Messrs. J. Holmes,
now with the C. P. R. j J. Christie, P.
Horton, W. Black, W. McMillan, F.
Whittet, H. 1'!. Estabrooks, and A. E.
G. Corn well, and others.
In the commercial department,
among those who did splendid work
aro Messrs. Harry Maclteath, John
McLod, B. Johns, A. Cannell, Wm.
Woods, R. T. Biggar, Wm. Dolphin,
C. Ilayles, and W. Burns.
Among the young ladles, Miss Ethe.
Eperson easily takes fliBt place, having acquired the great speed of 140
words per minute on new work in
slioithand, Miss Epeijson Ib also an
expert typist, her course of study and
practice extended over eight monthn,
liming which time she did fnithful,
conscientious work. Miss Lucy Bard,
MIsb Smith, Miss Walker and several
other ladies are among the Bwlft stenographers of Nelson ; their course in
this school consisted only of tho speed
ing lessons and practice, they having
learned the winged art previously.
In attendance now nre Mrs. Motley
and Miss Leslie Rupert, who will receive their diplomas early in the
Twentieth Century and will rank
high as skilled and speedy   writers.
'The evening class is an Interesting
part of the school^ and is patronized
by bright, Intelligent young men who
Hfter the arduous labors of the day,
spcud the evenings acquiring aknowl-
edg of those things in an educational
lino which will oe of lasting benelit
to them, the studies consist of the same
branches taught iu the day school,
with prlavte lessons in the rudimentary branches of Fnglisii for those who
require a little brushing up.
The new term will commence on
Mouday, January 7th, 1U0I. Htart the
New Century by improving yourselves in useful knowldege. Parents,
what better gift could you bestow on
your boy and girls, than nn education
that will lit them to fight thebatllc
of life successfully?
6W-&
This signature is on overy box of the genuine
Laxative Brorao-Quinine Tablet.
the remedy that enrea n eoM _B 099�� *�����
Santa
Claus
-IS MAKING���
This Store
His Headquarters
for everything in
the line of
FANCY SLIPPERS
Suitable    for    ballroom or party.
See our newly assorted stock.
Mail  orders  promptly  at
tended to.
Neelands
Shoe
Company
Put Us On
Your List..
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I If You See a Good Thing;
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We have Good Things to dispose of and want you
to come for them.
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We will see that you
are not disappointed
in superiority of groceries, promptness of
delivery, or reasonableness of price.
From tempting breakfast foods to richest
materials for dainty
desserts, we will fill
your  wants  perfectly.
Kirkpatrick 6  Wilson
REISTERER & CO.
Brewers of Fine Lager
Beer and I'inter,
DROP IN AND 8l_E OS.
NeWnn. B. 0.
Canada Permanent and Western Canada Mortgage
Corporation,
head office toronto,   ont.
Money to loan on Straight Mortguge.
Apply to G. I.. LENNOX. lakir ft
Nelson.
Candies For Christinas
GanOnS'S ChOCOlateS are superb.    Put up in such pretty boxes.    Then
we haveloWney'S FamOUS Bon-BonS and ChOCOlateS.    These come
iii all sorts of beautiful boxes.  Rowntree s Celebrated Chocolates
are also on our counters put up in the most attractive forms.
What better Christmas  present  than  a  large   box   of  any   of  these
Candies.
-*>������������������
FOR THE CHILDREN
We have all sorts of Plain and Fancy Candies. Too many to tell about,
you must see them. The prices are ridicuously low. See our Endl.88 Assortment Of Christmas Tree Ornaments before getting your tree. A small
quantity will make your tree a thing of beauty.
********
u
TOM SMITH CRACKERS"
************
J.  A.   MACDONALD'S
Palace Confectionery.
TELEPHONE   206.
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The Always Acceptable Gift.
A piece of CUT GLASS >s always most welcomed at Christmas, and at all times between Christmases,
by maid or matron. There is something about its glitter
and beauty and brightness which always makes it most appealing to those of refined tastes. We have a few expensive
pieces for those who can afford to buy them, and smaller
pieces for smaller pocketbooks.
There is a great difference in Cut Glass qualities. We
are showing you the kind you ought to buy. The right
value is in each piece for the money you pay for it.
If Brown Said So It's Right.
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" Why should I insure my life in the
Great West Life Ass. Co.'y of Winnipeg ? "
" Because it is the only Life Company
that invests its money in the City of
Nelson, on improved property."
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LAWRENCE    HARDWARE   CO. 1
AGENTS
NELSON,   B C.
quality and mest graceful
patterns.
You    will    enjoy    your
duties as host if properly
equipped.    We can do it
at the lowest price.
We have just opened up
a nice line of useful
Xmas
The Carving Season    prpcpnfs
Tho diiyH of cHUiberry sauce
havo come���
The turkey, too, is here.
imported direct from the
old country.
Xmas formally introduces
the carving season. Our
cutlery   is   of   the   best MCLdCtllOH    B_*0S.
Wholesale Houses
NELSON, B. C.
AERATED AND MINERAL WATERS
rpHOHPK &
X    uud Codar atroou., NoIhod-
CU.  Ltinltud   Uorwor   Vernon
Munufaoiur-
urd of ttud wliulemali. tloulurs in aoraLud \u m.i>.
und fruit _yrupt__ tiolo otfunU for Halcyon iiot
dpnnm. uunurat walor.   Tulophone UO.
\T KLSON   bOUA    WATER   KACTOKY-
_l_i N. ai. i liiinn.ii", jL-ottHtw���Kvury known
variety of uofl drinkn. J' U Hox 88. Telephone
No. 31. Hoover Struct, NoIhou.   UotUorn uf the
i iiiioii> su i.i'iiu HutSpringH Mineral Water.
ion Sale
ARCHITECTS
C^lANK He iMACDONALD (H. Cane, Jatnc*
J A. Maedonald)���Architects und ttuperin-
loudoiiu., broken Hill Iiiocj_, corner Haker aud
Ward Street-., Aeltfon.
COMMIBBiOJS MJi-UCllAMTS
HJ. EVANS it CO.���Bukor Street, Nel-
��� -sou���Wholcnulo dealt rn lu liquors, ci-
Kara, cement, lire brick aud llro clay, water
pipe uud steel ruild, uhd t_ouural comuii_u_lon
in Lire) malt..
GRAIN,  HAY AND CEREALS
BKACKMAN-KKR MILLING CO., Ltu.-
WhoioHale uud retail dealer* In grain,
uay, flour, feed, All! It. at Victoria, New VVenl-
mindter; iwiinonUin, Alta. kJovatora on im
tfary uud hduiuuluu Itailway. Manufacturer*
of the uuiebraled H. _c K. brand oeruai_u
GROCERIES
A MACUONALU & Co.-Cornor Fron
��� aud Hall atreetd���V\ huleeale Kroceid
aim jobbeid iu blanket*., kIovoh, mitU, boom,
rubber*., uiuckinawn and unnurd' BUudneH.
LUMBER
\T KLSON SAW ANO PLANINU MILL-
JA Otiteu corner Hall and Kront Stroeto,
.Nelson���Lumber, ceiling, Mooring, and every
thing in wood for building purposed, Uot our
prlcut..   Correspond unco solicited.
FRESH AND SALT MEATS
P   BURNS & Co.���Baker Street, Nelson
���   Wholesale dealers lu fresh and cured
mouth.   Cold Storage.
WEST    KOOTKNAY    BUTCHER   CO.-
Baker Street, Nelson���Wholesale deal
ers in fresh and cured moats.
Household
Furniture
Persian Rugs, Damascus Tables, Benares Brasswork, Indian Table Covers, Fancy
Cushions, Satin Down Quilts,
Sets of Silver Fruit and Fish
Knives, Books, Plants, etc.
Acting under instructions
from Rev. Robert Frew, who
is leaving the city, the undersigned will offer for sale by
public auction on
FRIDAY, DEC. 21
at 1:30 o'clock.
in his rooms over the Merchants Bank of Halifax, the
above goods, which will be
on exhibition on the premises on the morning of the
sale.
Terms, Cash. For further
particulars apply to
Chas. 1 Waterman
and Co., Auctioneers.
HARDWARE & MINING   SUPPLIES
LAWRKNCK HAHDWAHK CO - Bakei
Street, Nolson ��� Wholesale U?alars in
hardware, nilnon.' supplies, sporting goods,
etc,	
M'LACHLAN BROS. (Successors to Van
couvcr Hurdwuru Co, Ltd.) Bakur Street,
Nelson��� Wholcsalo doalors in hardware unit
mining supplies, plumbers' and tinsmiths' sup
plies.      ^	
TADDY & CO.
ESTABLISHED ISO YEARS
"ORBIT"  BrancTand
London, Eng.
PRJEMIER Navy Cut Tobaccos.
As.nts fob Oan��d* i JAMES TURNER A OO.. HA-iiton, Obt.
OROW  &   MORRIS,  Solo Agent., Nolson, B. 0.
THE NELSON ELECTRIC TBAMWAY CO., LilM
LOTS   FOR   8ALE   ON   EASY   TERMS,
Large number of Choice Building Lots adjacent to the line of their
Tramway.    For price and terms of sale apply at the office of the Company, Madooiild Block  comer of Josephine and Vernon Streets.
v   ' A. V.MASON. Secretary.
H. E. CROASDAILE
MINE & SHARE BROKER. COH. USSION AGENT.
P.O. Box 626.  CaDlo Address: "Croasdalle," Nelson.  Code��� Morolng _ Natl,
Is prepared to negotiate the sale of developed mines. Has arranged for
dealing in shares on the Lundon and Montreal Stock Exchanges. Shares
bought and sold in London on margin. Will take charge of the interests of absentee investors.
OFFICE i SELOUS BLOCK, NELSON, B. C.
F. O. GREKN        F. B. OI.EMKNTS
GREEN & CLEMENTS
Civil Engineers and Provincial Land
Surveyors.
P. O. Box Ut -talwni. B. G.
A. R. BARROW, a.m. l oe
Provincial  Land Surveyor.
Oorner Victoria and Kootenay Sts.
P, O. Box 689. Telephone No, 96
C.W.WEST&CO.
Coal and Wood.
Agents Imperial Oil Oo. Ltd.
Crow's   Nest  Coal,   $6.15
Anthracite,     -    -    $9.65
DELIVBRBD.
No order can be nccepted unlet
accompanied by cash.
Offlce Oorner Hall and Baker Streets.
.JUKI'HONK U
NKLSON   lIAKUWAHKt   CO.- WhO-Mali
paililee. oil* and  e;l-   ���: ll heinie .'   tOOlH
Agents loi Ontario Powder Work.; dfn imlu..
LIQUORS AND DltY GOODS
'pUKNKll, HKKTON & Co.-Corner Vernon
X and Joteophino _troot_, Nelnon���Whcle
Halo dealora In llquora, ot_ar_, and dry Koodn.
AgonU for 1 '.ele i Browing Co. of Milwaukee
and Calgary Brewing Co of Calgary.	
H
UPSON a BAY Co.-Wholtwale grooorlo-
und liquor* elo., Jiakor Utroot, NoIhou.
CALIFORNIA WINK CO., Llml tod-Corn or
Front and Hall __trool4, NoUon���Wholoaalo dealort. n which ,catto and bulk), and
domoDtlo and Importod clgar��.
PROVISIONS,   PRODUCE & FRUITS
T Y. GRIFFIN k CO.-Cornor Vernon and
t) ��� JoHephlno BtroeUt, Nelwn ��� Wholesale
dealora In prov-iilo-iB, cured meaU, butter and
Ladies..
We want you to remember that your husband or
your friend is a smoker
A nice Pipe or a Box of
Cigars would make him a
most acceptable  present.
Little   Men's  Clothes.
We have a great array of matchless
clothing vallum fur hoys and children.
The seeie-i.nK choiceet patterns; most
desirable effects in light, dark, and
medium shades. Fauntleruv, Double
Brensted  Vestees,  and   Sailor   Suits.
Newest goods, styles, and easiest
prices.
Case Pipes.
G. B. I). Specials,
L. Sc Co.,
B. R IS.
Peterson's.,
Brown & Co.
200 Baker Kt.. Nelson, B.O.
WADDS    BROS,,
PHOTOGRAPHERS.
Baker Street,
NELSON.   -   -   B.C.
The Cabinet.
6. B. MAT.HLWS, Prop.
TH i'AKBK STR--T.
OALL ON THI
NELSON WINE CO.
nnd  try  a bottle, a doeon, or a barrel  of
aALQARY  BEER as It la the best and
eapost    on    tho    market.    AIho   irv   our
WINES,    LIQUORS     and     CIQAR8.
PRANK A. TAMBLYN. Muun,
Telephone��. ������ltwRt   Nelmn. R. C.
8ILVEB KIM) MIKE
Will pay the highest oaab price for all
kinds of second band goods. Will boy
or sell anything from an anchor to ���
noedle. Furniture, itovea, oarperta,
oooking uttmalls, boogbt in bonsebold
(jnsntities. Also oast off clothing
Oall and sea ma or write. Address
-liver King Hike, Boi .00. Hail
Street, Nelaon, H. 0, "*�����*�� N��L-on  Dailv Miner,  Thursday Evbni��b,  December  no, ioa>o
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LOCAL  NEWS.
R. S. Clark has opened an upholstery repair shop on Kootenay Btreet
back of the Odd Fellows' block.
A special meeting ot the City Council was held at 3::i(J o'clock this afternoon when tlio accounts for the past
month wero considered.
Mr. A. H. Oracey, of  tho  Imperial
Pevelnpment Syndicate, who has been
In the Lardeau district during the
past two weeks in connection with
tho work that is being carried on at
the'Eva group, is expected to return
to Nelsou this evening.
Martin O'Reilly St Co. have an unique window display in the shape of a
circular saw running at full blast.
It is indicative of the cut price sale
that is now being carried on at the
store and makes an attractive advertisement.
Although It was to be tho last meeting this year only six members of the
Board of Trade put in an appearance
at a meeting called for last evening,
and uo business could be done as It
required eight for a quorum. There
was considerable busineRs to consider,
but all will have to stand over to the
tirst meetiug in .lanuary, 1001.
Throughout tho entire year, this
same difficulty has heen encountered,
as tho attendance failed to make tho
required number for a quorum.
A WOMAN'S AWFUL PERIL.
"There is only one chance to save
your life and that is through an operation," wero the startling words
heard by Mrs. I. 11. Hunt of Lime
Ridge, Wis., from her doctor after he
had vainly tried to cure her of a
frightful case of stomach trouble and
yellow jaundice, (lull stonos had
formed and she constantly grew
worse. Then slio begun to use Electric Hitters which wholly cured ller.
It's a wonderful Stomach, Liver and
Kidney remedy. Cures DyspepSlA,
Loss of Appetite. Try it. (July BO
cents. Guaranteed. For sale by Canada Drug St Hook Co.
AT THE HOTELS.
Phair.���.lohn Daly, Sandon; R. F.
Tolroic, Victoria; J. A. Maedonald,
Rossland; Alex Homers, Rossland;
Herbert Todd, Vancouver; 11. M.
Smith, Moyie; ThomaB Milliard, Rossland.
Hume.���George V. Bird, Toronto;
0. W. Lawson, Toronto; C. W. Ouest,
Vancouver; .1. II. Wilbur, Toronto;
A. B. Jackson, Spokane; .1. W. Livers, Kaslo; J. F. Armstrong and
wife, Fort Steele; T. D. D. Lloyd,
Toronto; Miss M. Wallace, Toronto;
John F. Holden, Slocan; R. J. Kirk-
wood, Slocan.
NOTICE TO PATRONS.
I have this day given full oontrol cf
Btreet car advertising to Mr. Chas. P.
MeRostie, who will in future look after the business and fulfill my part of
contracts already entered into.
Thanking you for your patronage and
asking u continuance of same to Mr.
MeRostie, I am, yours respectfully.
II. T. ROCTLY.
THE HOLLOW   SQUARE.
Ladies of Canada:
The hollow square, u purely British
military tactic, was never broken
but once. Why'.' Because Tommy
Atkins from Canada and Tommy Atkins freiin all other British possessions
stand solidly together. The lesson
is, that in u commercial way also,
the colonies should stand iirmly together; and the ladies of Canada���tho
purchasing power���can do much toward accomplishing that end. Ceylon
ami India produce the finest teas.
By using the teas grown in sister colonies. ladle_*ac_ patriotically. These
teas appeal to you from sentiment,
from purity, from economy���in every
way^tliey are superior to Japan or
Chinas. Drinkers of green tea should
try Monsoon, Salada or Blue Ribbon
packets.
K. R. & N. CO., LTD.
China Hall
THREE   LINES OF  TOILET  SETS WE
WOULD LIKE YOU TO SEE.
Clematis���A new Toilet Set made by
"Grindley," which is a guarantee as to quality. The
shapes are dainty, the colors
blue und green.
Helene���One of "Meakin's" latest.
Enamelled patera,gold traced.
One of our wist setB.
EtflpreSS���A good large Toilet Set in
three colorB��� pink, green, and
peacock blue.
Toilet Sets from 82.7.1 up.
Beautiful   BOHEMIAN   GLASS   in
iiinii y patterns.
McFARLAND & BROCKMAN.
First Door West or C.P.R. Offices,
BAKER STREET.
Christmas and New Years Excursions.
In connection with the Christmas
and New Years Holld.yS, the Kootenay River & Navigation Company,
Ltd., will put into effect local holiday
rates of single fare tor the round trip.
Passengeis can purchase tickets on
the following dates: December li'.'nd,
.3rd,84th und -'.'ith, good to return until ,lanuary llrd. Tickets will also be
on sale December 89th, 30th, 31st and
January 1st, good to return until January 3rd. ROUT. IRVING,
Manager.
If you don't like Bluo Ribbon Tea it's
because you've never tasted it-
A sensible Xmus. present is one of
our tine curving sets. For boys we
huve skates und tool kits that will
delight them. Fine plutcd cutlery is
another speciaty. Nelson Hardware
Company.
TO < I 111;  A  null  IN  ONE DAV
Tuke Laxative Broino Qulnlno Tablet-. All
''niK. i i refund lho monoy If It faiiH to cure.
2in.  A?,, w, Or^vo -  Rli.nnt.iirn I. nn  each hox.
CHRISTMAS    PHOTOS-
The time is short, but you cun still
hnve your photos taken aud finished
in time for Xmas. With our modern
lenses and up to-date methods we execute work regardless of Weather conditions, and guarantee to take u, satisfactory portrait
of you on the
darkest day.
With a dozen
of our best cabinets you get
one of those
miniatures of
yourself o r _
friend set in a
gold plate twisted wire frame,
lor this month only
take advantage of it.
This
liberal offer is
Don't   fail to
QUEEN STUDIO,
Baker Street.
HOTEL ROSSLAND
VERNON ST., NELSON.
RATES
By the week from $5 to $6.
By the day *i.oo.
J. V. 0'J.ATJGHOT, Prop.
PARKER & CO.
Turner-Boockh Block Baker streot
FOR SALE
1000 Venus  18Kc
SOO Salmo Consolidated  10c
1000 London Consolidated  WJic
WANTED���500   Athabasca.
GAMBLE & O'REILLY
Real Estate and Insurance
Agents-
Loans Effected at  Reasonable! Rates.
Bukar Street, Nelson.
Christmas
Wants.
Your OhristmaB wants oan be satisfied at our atoro, Fancy Uoods, Novelties and the like are here in great variety, and at prices to suit any kind of
pocket book.
Timely Suggestions.
A Dress or Skirt Length of Black or
Colored MuUilis.se, Covert, Homespun,
Vienna, Serge. Plaid or Tweed, at, per
yard, 25e, 50c, 75c' |1.00 to $4.50,
OR SILK
For a D-eSB.or Shirt Waist. The
latest producitobs in Stripes and Fancy
Designs, at, per yard, 60o, 7ISc, 11.00,
11.25, 81.50 to $2.50.
OR GLOVES
For Ladies and Children, in Kid,
Silk, Cashmere ; Fleece lined Cashmere,
Silk lined and Ringwood, at,  per pair
25c, 35c, 50c, 76o to $1 50
OR SILK BLOUSES
(Ready to wear;) in TafTetta Silk,
Luxor or Satin. The latest Styles and
Colorings in Stripes, Chreka or IMains;
special values at 85.00, 87.00, 87.50, $8.00
and 810.00.
OR NOVELTIES,
Pin Cushions, Glove Boxes.  Hand
kerchief Cases, Fancy Pillows,   Table
Covers and Silk Drapes.
Call in.    Onr Values are Worthy of
Your Quickest Thought.
KERR&CO.
J.  E.  ANNABLE
MADDEN BLOCK.
Real Estate and Insurance
Agent.
Representing���
Mutual Life Assurance Co. of Canada-
Anglo- Amerioan.Fire Insurance Co.
Standard Loan Company.
Rents Collected.   Conveyancing Done.
Three houses for rent.
���" One flnfc new house for sale;  only
small payment down.
PRICES CUT  IN TWO
This has been done to accommodate those Shoppers whose resources
compel them to economize in order to make; a small siirrl go a
Oreat Way. It is a Glorious Opportunity for those who desire to
make a Pretty and Useful Present for a small outlay.
Ladies' Tailor Made Suits,
$12.50 to
$35.00
A large stock on which prices
have already been cut, are again
ruthlessly sacrificed. The best opportunity offered to shoppers, jhcre
are forty of these suits.
Ladies' Jackets,
in
From $5.00
to $30.00
J
These were cut too, but the knife
has been applied again. They arc
all the latest styles and cuts. They
must all go by January 1st.
Fancy Colored Dress Goods,
From 50c to
$200 a yd_
The Prices Quoted Above will be Cut Justin Half.
About Fifty Dress Lengths of
Fancy Colored Dress Goods, six yds.
to length. They are all to go at half
price; none held back.
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"xriAS PRESENTS"
AT REDUCED PRICES.
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LEATHERGOODS-OressingCases
Manicures, Shaving sets, Portfolios, Writing Cases, Purses,
Card Cases, etc.
BEASS   G00PS-I<amps,    Gongs,
Candalabra, Inkstands, etc.
JE     EBON"? GQODS-IVlirrors, Brushes,
W Military Sets, Manicure Sets.
ty   TOILET and MANICURE SETS In
\|/ 14 karat gold, Sterling-Silver and
Jk' I\ickle Mountings.
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SOUVENIR GOODS -Papteries and
Pads with local views, Purses,
Match Boxes, etc.
XMAS CARDS, Calendars, Bibles,
Prayer Books, Standard and Miscellaneous Books.
FANCY GrOODS-A large variety
of Fancy Goods at figures from
10 to 40 per cent below regular
prices.
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Don't miss this opportunity to get Bargain Prices, iji
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*&   hefore removing to our new store in the K. ��. C. Block, j
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fE cannot remain in our temporary quarters in the Kirkpatrick - Wilson - Clements
Block after Christmas Day. Consequently we must dispose of the
Stock wc have put in there before
that time. For this reason we have
made Another Cut in Prices, and
arc now carrying on such a
Slaughter Sale as has never before
been known in Nelson.
We received and opened yesterday a large lot of Manicure Sets,
Cut Glass, Silverware, Clocks,
Silver Novelties, and all kinds of
desirable presents.
i The Prices are Right. Come,
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J.   J.   WALKER
Open from 7 a. m. to 10 p. m.    Corner store,
Kirkpatrick-Wilson-Clements Block.
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These are going fast, just like the saw in the window.   Your chances
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MARTIN O'REILLY & CO
GRAND
DRAWING
30 PRIZES
Pipes, Cigars, Cigar Holders,
Cigarette Holders, etc.
Biggest   stock   in   town   to
select Xmas Gifts from.
DRAWING   NOW  ON.
THURMAN, Tobacconist.
Upholstering,
REPAIR WORK OP
....ALL KINDS
We are prepared to promptly attend to furniture repairing of every
description.
We make a specialty of
Cozy Corners, Foot
Stool Ottomans, and
Odd Pieces.
R. S. CLARKE.
Kootenay Street, opp. Bank of Montreal. Leave orders and we will civil
for work.
This
handsome
new
Confectionery Store
and Lunch
Parlor will be  open  for patronage on
Saturday, December 32nd
The public are cordially invited to
call and examine our stock
and prices.
Everybody welcome.
W. G. BROWNE-

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