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Nelson, British Columbia, Wednesday, December 27,  1899.
Tenth Year
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NO GHftNGE IN
THE SITUATION
Ihe Censorship Seems to Have Been Somewhat Relaxed.
the news of the Britisli reverses has
been received with Brent joy, even in
localities where tliere is no open re-
volt."
CANADIAN PICKET REPORTED  LOST
General Hunter Makes Another Successful Sortie From
Ladysmith���Buller Destroys a Bridge-���Boer
Account of Tugela Battle.
London, Doc. 37.���(4:50 n. ni.)���Dispatches from South Africa are still
greatly delayed, hut they are arriving
more freely which shows that the censorship has heen relaxed.
There appears to he no change in the
situation
A dispatoh from Lorenzo Marquez,
dated Thursday Dec. 31, gives the following from the Boers' headquarters
dnted, Tuesday, December 19;
"The British naval gnns at Colenso
have been cannonading Bnlwor bridge,
over the Tngela River, with a view of
smashing it. The bombardment rf
Ladysmith is proceeding slowly. General Joubert has arrived here, and was
accorded n hearty welcome. He addressed the Bnrghers on December 18.
More British prisoners have been
sent to Pretoria, incladiug Colonel
Bnllcck, Major Walters, Major Bulwark, Major Foster, Captains Dick,
Nortern, Fitzherhert, Ford, Hutchinson, and Lieutenants Bronhnm,
Smytbes, Bourne, O'Conney, Kun-
hnuld, Christian, Brigg, Birch, Hal-
ford, Larbull and Jones.
A dispatch to the Daily News from
Ladysmith, dated Friday, Deo IB, by
telegraph says:
"In another sortie last night General
Hunter with 600 volunteers, destroyed
one six-inch oreupote gun. one Howit-1
zer, and one Maxim. One Briton was
killed.    The Boer gunners fled.
There is an idea in some quarters
here that General Buller's destruction
of the Tugela bridge heralds an at
tempt to cut off the Boers now sonth of
the river, but the general opinion is
that the British will not mnke any serious move pending tho arrival of Lord
Roberts.
The newsnnpers oontinne actively
discussing and criticizing the management of the campaign. Tho advent of
horse sickness, throws increased attention on the question of the transport
servico aud the want of wagons which
may tie the British forces to the railways.
Tbe Daily Chronicle says: "Plentv
of wagons could be obtained from the
United States but the Government,
with very indiscreet patriotism, have
refused to avail themselves of the op-1
portunity. It would have been better
if the authorities had followed Lord
Kitchener's example at the Atlmra
* bridge. Will they even now apply to
tbe American factories?"
The Times editorially attacks the
administration of the War Oflice, culling attention to correspondence disclosing "glaring defects" and declaring that the British army is being
managed for the benefit of the War
Office and not of the nation.
Dispatches from various points indi
oate the steady growth of disaffection.
Tho Capetown correspondent of the
DailyCbronicle reportB the discovery of
n plot to connive at the eRcape of Boer
prisoners.
The Times advises stern treatment
of the disaffected Dutch colonists, and
tbe enforcement of the penalties of
treason against persons nnd property.
The Kith Lancers will go to Sonth
Africa from Indin, at the special request of Lord Robert , even after the
Government hnd decided that no more
troops should be withdrawn from
Indin.
The War Office has nominated Sir
William Stokes as consulting surgeon
to th* South African forces. He will
leave Dnhlin for the Cape in a few
days. Lord Somerset, writes to tho
TimeB urging the seizure of Lorenzo
Marquez nnd its retention, if necessary,until the ond of tho war in order
to prevent the lnnding of wur material for the Boers. ,
The transport   Tautalon Castle,   nas
arrived at Capetown with a number of
Howitzers and quickfiring guns, which
General Buller urgently needs. The
Government has chartered the Lake
Erie, of the now Elder Dempster Company line, which was built for the
Canadian mail service. She is a vessel
of 12,000 tons. The recruiting of the
British colonists in Cape Colony is ao
tively proceeding. Tbiity thousand
are already under arms, und several
thousand more will be added.
The tests of wireless telegraphy at
Modder River have heen highly successful, communication over a distance
of 70 miles being perfectly established. Marconi instruments, intended
for the Boers.have beeu seized at Capetown.
A dispatch from Ohieveley Camp,
dated Thursday, Dec. 21, says:
"Lyddite shells are daily thrown into the Boer camp to prevent them
working with the trenches. The firing of big guns is heard daily from
the direction of Ladysmith'"
Commander Demeillen who was onp-
tured nt Elands Laagte, and brought to
Simontown where he succeeded in
making his escape from the British
cruiser Penelope, hns been lecnptuml
The Times in a special article discussing the international law aspect of
Boer importations through Delagoa
Kay savs:
"Were we to adopt eith.ir with, or
without the consent of Portugal, the
drastic measures which are so airily
su gest.id in somo quarters, we might
find ourselves suddenly confronted
with international complications fai
more serious nnd injurious to the successful prosecution of the South African wur. than the evils of wheh it
was sought to secure au abatement."
BOER SIDE OF IT.
Pretoria, Dec. 17.���Over 600 British
prlsoneiS captured at the battle of
Stormberg have arrived hero. They
have beon taken to Waterfall to join
the other prisoners.
An official account of Boer casualties
at Tngela River says 80 men were killed and wounded. Geneinl Senlbnrgh-
er's account dispatched from the
head laager December 10, says:
"Friday at dawn the long-expected
arrived. The Pretoria detachment nf
artillery gave the alarm. General
Buller's Ladysmith relief column was
in battle array, advancing on the
Boers' position close tn the Tugela and
Colenso. The center consisted of sn
immense crowd of infantry, flanked
on each side by two batteries, with
strong bodies of cavalry supporting.
"The Boer artillery preserved absolute silence, not disclosing its position.
Two batteries came within rifle distance of cur foremost position, and
then opened fire with deadly effect.
Our artillery also commenced nnd ap
parently absolutely confused the enemy, who were allowed to think the
bridge was open for them to cross.
"Their right flack,in the meantime,
attacked the Boers' southernmost position, but the Manser rifle firo was so
tremendous that tbey were rolled back-
like a spent wave, leaving ridges aud
ridges of dead and dying humanity behind.
"Again the British advanced to tin-
attack, but again fell back swelling
the heaps of dead.
"The cavalry charged to the river
where the Ermolo command delivered
such a murderous lire that two batteries of cannon had to be abandoned,
which the Boers are aoing to bring
here. Twice the British essayed to
bring horses to remove them. The
fitst time they succeeded in hitching
on to one cannon,and on a second trial
the horses fell iu a heap.
"Tben the British were in full retreat to their camp, whence they sent
a heavy shrapnel fire ou Bulver bridge,
across the Tugela,to prevent the burghers* from recovering the cannon.
' The French attache, Veliebois and
the German attache, Brawn, say the
fight could not bave beeu improved upon by the armies of Europe.
"Generals Botha and Trichart were
always at the most dangerous points
of fighting. Eleven ambulances removed *;the English dead and wounded,
Such ���! tremendous cannonade hns seldom beeu heard.
"The veldt for miles was covered
with dead aud wounded. It was a
most crushing defeat. The Britisli
asked for nnd were granted a 24-hour
armistice."
Electric wires are down and some ot
tbe power houses hnve fallen ill. The
walls of the county hospital were
badly damaged. It is said that rumblings had heen heard for several days
about Agualis Peak iu the San Jacinto
range, supposed tn be an extinct volcano, Between San .lacinlo and Hornet, geysers Of hot sulphur water have
appealed ami the fumes are so stroug
that no one can get near the geysers.
STRIKE IN FRANCE.
Nearly tine Hundred Thousand   Workers Mav Bo Affected.
Paris, Dec. 2ii. ���At a Jmeetlng of 2,-
B00 miners held today in St. Etienne
a resolution was adopted in favor of
declaring a geneinl strike in the coal
basin of thn Loire tomorrow. A sympathetic movetnet involving 50,000 men
is feared. The prosperity of the coal
trade led the miners to demand an
increase of wages, shorter hours and a
formal recognition of tbe miners' fed-
etation by the companies. The latter
made an offer of 5 per cent, increase
bnt this was refused
Today's decision was reached amid
ciiesof"Vive la Grove." Disorders
were anticipated. Already Ihere huve
heen slight disturbances, particularly
last evening when tli9 miners went
in procession through the streets of St.
E'ienne. singing   the   "Carmagnole."
Twelve thousand live hundred lace
workers aie ou strike at St. Etienne
for higher wnges The idleness
involves that of 85,000 other dependent
workmen, making with Ihe miners, if
the coal strike spreads as expected,
nearly 100,000.
CHARGED   WITH FORGERY.
London, Dec. 2fi.~ Advices from
Ohieveley dated Tnesdny, December 19
i ays:
"The British navnl guns have de .
stroyed the Colenso footbridge, thns
preventing the Boers holding any position south of the Tngela River. The
enemy are taking up fresh positions
on the eastern side, nearer the Britisb
camp. The British position at Frere
is being strengthened. Thn Tngela
River is rising, und there is a prospect
oi heavy rains.
"A two-hnnrs' bombardment of
Ladysmith has beeu heard frnm here.
According to reliable native reports the
Boers had 200 killed in the fight at Colenso."
The news that the Colenso foot
hridge has been destroyed seems to
show that General Bullet is more -.nx-
ious tn keep the enemy ut bay than to
attempt to further advance.
TUPPER   IN GREENWOOD.
London. Dec. 27.-Dispatches from
Modder River, dnted Thursday, Dec.
21, report that intermittent firing was
continuing on both sides although the
Boer shells fell short. A number of
Free State Burghers have surrendered.
There is an nm otifinned report that a
Canadian picket was eut off near Bel-
moot. It is also asserted that fever is
raging amoug the Boers.
London, Dec. 27.-The Capetown
correspondent, of the Dailv News tele-
granhing Wednesday, December SO,
snvs' "Lord Methuen. I understand,
intends to remain at Modder River
about three weeks longer.
"Krom Boers sources hitherto singularly well informed I learn that there
are eight thousand Europenn officers
and men skilled in modern military
tactics, particularly artillery, now in
Pretoria, iib a reserve. An administrate Officer in the Oape service who
,,������ just returned from official relieving duty  iu   the Dutch district,   says
Speaks at a Public Meeting And is
Piesented With an Address.
Greenwood, B. C, Dec. 27.-(Spec
i���l, )_Sir Charles Tnpper and party arrived iu the citv this afternoon and
wero eutertuined at dinner by the executive committee of the Liberal-Conservative Association. In the even inc
Mr. Charles Wilson, Vuncouver, and
Sir Charles Tnpper addressed a crowded audience in Miller's Hall
An address was read by the chairman, Mr. Qosnell, on behalf of the
Liberal-Conservative Association    Sir
Charles in reply spoke over two hour-,
witli great vigor and effect, reviewing
the whole political situation. He was
repeatedly cheered. At the close there
wero calls for Sir Ilibberl, who gave
a   fifteeii-minule  speech    with   great
effect.
Sir Charles leaves tomorrow for
Rosslnnd where he speaks Thursday
night, He is delighted with his reception and with the Boundary country.
Gieeu B. Hitchcock is Now in the
Rossland .Tail.
Rossland, Dec. 26.��� Green B. Hitchcock is in the custody ot the police
with two charges of forgery booked
against him. It is alleged that he
forged a check on E. B. Kirby, of the
War Eagle for $25. This was passed
on the Crescent dry goods store. Hitchcock purchased a coat at the Crescent
which cost about $8 and received the
balance of the check in oash. He also
cassed a $25 chech on H. Cherring-
ton, of the Rosslnnd anction house
The check is snoposed to have been
made by J. B. Kransa. He got about
16 worth nf Btnff there and the balance was given him in cash. Hitchcock cam6 to Rossland on December 10
nnd registered at the Bntte Hotel as
Samuel Tanfern. He claims to be an
engineer by trade and was fornieily a
resident of Butte.
HOW CHURCHILL ESCAPED.
Pretoria, Dec 17.���The Covernmen'
is much concerned nbnut the escape of
Winston Churchill and the ollicials
are doing their utmost to discover how-
he got away. The officials have instructed a bnuse-to-houBe senrch for
incriminating papers. The Volkstem
asserts that he escaned disgnised as a
woman. The last honk Churchill
borrowed from the library wna "Mills
on Liberty. " The official report of tbe
gold outuut for November shows the
amount to he 01 718 ounces.
INSURGENTS  DRIVEN  BACK.
Manila, Dec. 20.���General Santa
Anna with a force of insurgents estimated at HOO. attacked the garrison at
Snbig yesterday. A hody of marines
were sent from Olongapn. to reinforce
the garrison, and the Filipinos were
driven nack, several being killed.
There were no casualties ou the American side. A oompnny nf the 40th
vonnteer infantry together with a contingent of marines, has been sent from
Manila In reinforce the Snbig garrison,
still further.
WANT OVERHEAD WIRES.
A TERRIBLE EARTHQUAKE,
Shocks in San Jacinto, California,
Prove Most Destructive.
San Jnointo. California, Dec. 2fi.���
This little city is a scene of desolation
from the eurthquuko which centered
here on Christmas morning and destroyed   every   brick   building in   the
town.
At   thn   Snboba   Indian  reservutinn
near here a dance   had been   held   the
night before and a   great   quantity  of
whiskey    consumed   by   the   Indians,
which   sent  most   of    them   into    a
drunken stnpor before the shock came.
A number of squaws had   huddled   to
gcthcr in   an old   building   nnd   were
Bleeping off the   effects of   the   liquor.
| The     wall-     fell     in     npon     them,
I six being killed outiight and  two   dy
ling   later,    while   a lontt more   were
[badly injnied.    There is not a business
bouse in town bul what   has   suffered.
Berlin, Dec. 86.��� There was another
heavy snow full in Germany today
nnd street ttaffic is greatly Impeded,
One lesson from the severe snows of
the lust two weeks i�� thnt the accumu
lator electtic car svstem is a foilnte.
Thn Berlin lines will substitute overhead wires.
BUBONIC  PLAGUE.
Sydney, N. S. W., Dec. 20.���It is reported that the bubonic plague has
made its appearance in Noaumen, capital nf the French colony of New (ale-
(I iia. Ten Kanakas hnve succumbed
to the disease and fonr whites have
heen attacked. The disease is said tn
be ou the spread.
Rotary Plough Buried hy a
Snowslide.
AVALANCHEATGLACIER
Eight Hundred and Fifty Feet of Track
Covered.���Five Telegraph Poles
Prostrated.
Victoria, B. O, Dec. 27.���The
steamer Tees of this ..ity, arrived at
noon from Skaguay with fifteen pas-
sengeis, after a very rough trip.
Among her passengers were a number of late arrivals from Dawson.
The Tees was delayed for three days
at Skaguay awaiting the train which
had beon laid np from Monnay to Friday by ono of the roost severe wind
and snow storms ever known in Alaska . It commenced on the 18th aud
lasted to tho 22nd Several of tho passengers on the steamer wero among
those stormbound on tho train. Some
left the train ut the tunnel and
marched to Skagnny and others were
brought to that city by a special train.
There were in all among the arrivals,
20 Dawsonites and a number of Bennett people. Twenty-three bags of
ma'l were brought from St. Michaels,
the lower Yukon.
The train on which the passengers
came from Bennett followed the rotary
and was pushed by two engines.
When the plow was a mile south of
the south of the switchback it cut out
the lowei part of the face of snjw on
the face of the mountain side. This
loosened the mass above and it came
down with a rush, buiyiug the plow
and the locomotives out of sight. The
passenger train behind was not touched
by the slide. There was fifteen feet
of snow in the cut. Those who walked from tne blockaded train report that
the snow was two feet deep on an
average all along the linn. After the
rotary had been freed from the baufc
which buried her, she struck a boulder
hidden in the snow, and of its twenty
steel knives, only seven were left.
Food was secured by the stormbound
peoole at the rate cf 50 cents fnr a cup
nf coffee and sandwich on tbe train.
P. O'Regan one of those who endeavored to walk to Ssnguay, was found
lying unconscious in a snowshed,
with his face nnd   liunds{hadly frozen.
The operator at Glacier reports thut
one immense avalanche awopt down
the mountain covering 850 feet of the
track and taking out five telegraph
poles and prostrating the wires. Trees
twelve inches thi ok were observed in
the slide, and it is not known what
else may be under the surface and
what is the condition ot the track.
Tho slide covers the track five to
twenty feet deep.
dented in its history, and second, lb
Bank ol France's inov.- to 4'., per
cent. Th.- former wa" expected, th"
latter not. In aplte oi tbe fact lhat
French exchange boded large withdrawals of gold from Paris for Lou
don. It now looks ns if I'.., per cent,
will not be enough, since exchange is
-till strongly in onr favor, No fuither
move, however, is probable anywhere
thi- year and which bank's rate mnsl
go up next can nol bo gu 'ssed until it
is sei'ij how the market  shapes   during
January,
The Czar's rescript approving M. do
Wiiti- is ominous of more affliction fnr
that minister with   thn St. Petersbntg
mm kef. Tho 0*ai was most reluctant
to grant the prayer nf the market und
allow more paper money to bo issued
because such a step might imperil   the
whole gold currency system, established
at such n cost to the country. But,
with open market discount at 7 per
cent, nnd rising, credit users are not
likely to be satisfied with a mere letter of commendation of the finance
minister. In short the rescript is a
signal of distress and M. de Witte ma>
have either to go or let notes out. The
lutter even would allow gold to come
from St Petersburg and slacken the
pressure in western Europe.
Saturday was the first day of ibe final stock exchange settlement of the
year, a day when bargains in mine securities were carried over. Money for
this purpose costing from 10 to 20 per
cent, many operators were forced to
close because unable to command loans
at any price. Failures this week will
consequently he numerous, say from :I0
to 40, and fashionable society is strnek
as witb a nlaguo. More than one
titled person of prominence is stated
to be in difficulties, but whether these
will come to lifcht is doubtful. The
general account begins to he arranged
on Wednesday and money for it promises to cost between 7 and 8 per ceut.
But in Ronuiania the bank rate is
now il per cent, nud the bankruptcy of
that country has not ye' been p o-
claimed.
LABOR   FIGHT    IN    PITTSBURG.
LONDON MONEY  MATTERS.
BRAVO!    BANK   OK   MONTREAL.
Montreal, t^ue., Dec. 8(1.��� Tho Bank
of Montreal directors todny voted two
thousand guineas tn tlie relief fund for
Britisb soldiers and the directors further personally subscribed fifteen linn-
idred guineas.
Heavy Losscb But Thev May Pull
Through Set
New York, Dec. 211.-The Times'
London financial correspondent cable*:
The week was superficially uneventful, but under the surface an agony of
adjustment proceeded and the lo-ses to
be met this week bio the moHt formidable in many years. Happily tbere
had been time to get ready, aud the
Bank of England is doing its utmost
to minimize the strain  by continuing
to lend and discount for short teims at
0  per cent.    Upwards   of   ��0,000,000
was obtained from it last week, so the
probability   is lhat   the  demand   this
I weekwill be less lev 're.
|    Iu short, we shall pull   through   un-
! less the credit   rope   breaks   at   somo
point, and of   that there   is as yet  no
sign.    All the banks seem to be working   cautiously, and as for the discount
market, it   is  siawly  working at all
below   0-,   percent.    One or two bro
keis ask 7 per cent, on all   bills  under
three months, although, thanks   to the
heavy   borrowings   from the   Bank   of
England, call money   is   often   4   per
c. nt.    What npset the bill m��rket was,
; first, the advance   of the Reich's bunk
I rate to 7   pei   oent, a  figure onpreec-
Typographicnl Union and the Publishers are ut Outs.
Indiana)), "is, Ind,,    D8o  211.���President   Donnelly   aud Secrctnry    Brain-
wood of the International Typographical Union today returned from a meeting of the executive council of the uu-
ion in Pittsburg. "We found that the
Pittshuig publishers refused to meet
with us, or in any way recognize our
council.'' said Mr. Donnelly. "We
have as a result ratted the International Association of Machinists, and will
have nothing more to do with them
either through arbitration or in auy
other way. The light in Pittsburg
will be fought to a finish. "
Secretary Brainwood, in speaking of
the resolution passed by the American
Federation of Labor at Detroit, in providing for n ooinmiitcu of nine to investigate and report on the difference
between the tyimgraphical nnion and
the machinists, said i
"The first resolution offered provided for a transfer from ihe typographical union of the machine tenders, who
nre also members of the Typ��etters'
Machine Engineers, the International
Association of Machinists to get all tho
transferred members.
"This was defeated, and the rssolu-
tion providing for the committee was
substituted. The typographical executive council can uot appoint such a
committee without u vote. This would
lake four months The committee
will not be appointed at all���at least I
think this way. The stereotype��� in
Pittsburg wero called out, but would
not strike. The pressmen are not organized aud were not called out. We
'rutted' the stereotypers ns well as the
machinists at Pittsburg "
Secretary Bramwood added: "The
stereotypers were ordered out. lint have
not followed the order. The pressmen
were not called out because they are
not well organized. The stereotypers
have been 'ratted' just ns have been
tie- machinists, This Pittsburg tight
will go tn a finish. "
MEMiTrIAL   SERVICES.
New York, Dec 86.���Memorial services fnr Dwight L. Moody were held
in Calvary Baptist Churoli simultaneously with the fnneral servioo at
Northfleld. The service was of au un
denominational character, nnd a number of ministers ol all denominations
were present.
CAUSED A PANIC.
Caracas, Venezuela, Deo. 20.���The
refusal of the Bank of Venezuela to al-
; low the officiul bank inspector. Senor
l'ahricin Conde, to inspect the Ixioks of
the Institution, caused a panic in financial circles yesterday. Today tho
hank   agreed   to   receive  him aud the
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Nolson Daily Miner
, -..Mi- n,-,1 i.mly except Monday.
N'tSONMiMlR Printing "c POBLIBHTKe Co.
I)   J    BKATON, Editor and Manager.
Hudsckiition Uatks,
11 dly por month by can Icr $ 1 00
yer half year    SOU I
ni-r reer  10 00 |
y,,T yuar by mail    S OO
perTCAt forolgn  loOO
NKLSON WEKKIY  MlNICTl.
Weekly, pe   naif year I 125
ptr year    2 00
pur year, foreign    2 50
Subscription! Invariably in advance
nelson Min'rPrlntlug&PubllshlngCo
wt-LSON. b. C.
Telephone  No.  144.
A I'lTV IT MAY BE.
Is may be, as Mr. Houston's paper
says, a "pity that the conductors of
The Miner weie not given tho sole
right to select the officials of tho
('ity.'' They might err in judgment
and make a bad choice hero aud there |
bat in intention at least tbey would
givo the City an honest sot of officials,
men who would consider it their duty
to put nside personal interest if it in
any way conflicted with that of the
pnhlic, They would also refrain from
thrusting themselves forward as the
only persons capable of managing the
affairs of the municipality. As they
have never yet mado themselves offensive by obtruding their opinions or advice, they would be careful not to cnl-
tivate a spirit of dictation in themselves or to encourage it in those whom
they would select as servants of the
people. If possessed of that sole right
and they mado the mistake of selecting an official who used his position
to enrich himself at the expense of
tho ratepayers,tbey wonld have enough
sense of shame and violated trust to
lay* down the commission they hud
abused, or they would repair tho
wrong as far aa possible by eternally
ostracising the offending boodler,
They would also impress upon those
whem thev selected that it was not a
crime tt entertain opinions that ran
counter to their own, and that those
holding these were entitled to something better thnn vulgar abuse.
These are a few of  the  things  they
would bear in mind in   exercising  the
discretion imposed  upon them.    There
tire a great   many   other   things   they
would   do.    and    otners    again   they
would uot   do.    They   would   teach   a
becoming modesty   in those   to   whom
was entrusted  the  conduct   of  public
affairs, and to the full extent of   their
influence would enjoin   upon them the
necessity   of  preserving a   decent,   respect for tbe  proprieties, nnd a decent
regard for the good manners ami  courtesies   which those in public positions
are expected to  cultivate and practice.
If it becomes necessary to teach by example, they would beseech the officials
whom they were selec'ing to be everything that Mr. John  Houston   is  not.
And, after their selection, they would
be    oautioned   against  making   themselves   absurd   by   publishing    absurd
manifestos.   They   would   be  warned
that all that was expected of them was
to nse suoh good sense and judgment as
they   possessed to the  best  advantage
of the public. They were not being appointed with the view that  the  world
was topsy-turvy, and   that   they   were
to put   it  right.   They  would   recognize that   all the wisdom of the  earth
was not centered in them.   There were
others before, and likely others to conic
after, who knew   and   would  know  a
much as themselves, and   that the  experience of  generations   of  municipal
government  was  not lightly  to be sol
aside as a   sacrifice to tbeir vanity.
Mr. Houston's paper will probably
gather from the foregoing that the conductors of The Minei, if truo to their
own conviotions, could not seloct Mr.
John Houston as an official of the Oity.
Much less could they appoint him to
tho position of Mayor, in regard to
which ho has already given warning
that if elected to it he will arrogate to
himself the right to determine all public matters according to his own will,
and that the other members of the
Council will be mere figureheads,
whose duties will he confined tn the
simple tusk of formally registering his
deorces.
tions for |_the positiou 'are so well
known nnd so generally recognised,
that we assume it may be taken for
granted he will bo the candidate who
will try conclusions with Mr. Houston.
it is of great importance, of course,
to have a capable head, but the Mayor
is not everything���excepting in the
very iruprobanle event of the election
of Mr. Houston, who would-be Mayor,
Aldermen, City Eugineer, and Clerk,
all in oue. That is not according to
the modern and more enlightened view
of municipal government, however,
and theme impressed with it, will desire tbut^ii capable Board of Aldermen
be elected to keop tbe capable head in
place, for it is no part of the duty of
8 Mayor to constitute himself the entire Council. lie is only one of seven,
and if modest enough to realise his
true position will not assume to have
a greater voice than any one of the
dlier six. Jl will bo seen, therefore,
that the question of Aldermen is of
greater practical importance than that
of Mayor. Nelson has been fortunate
in having a good Council dnring the
municipal year that is just closing,and
if they wonld all consent to stand for
another term, with some equally energetic person to take Aid. Fletcher's
place, the City would have cause to
congratulate itself. Bnt we fear this is
more than can be hoped, for some of
the retiring Aldermen declare they
have had enough of it for the present,
and decline to bo persuaded into a second term. The citizens shonld take
immediate steps to see that the gaps
are filled. We should know well in
advance who our Aldermanic candidates are going to be.for wo cannot too
thoroughly study their characters and
estimate their qualifications. The
affairs of Nelson next year, as is
quite proper, will be controlled by tbe
six Aldermen whu are elected next
month, and it the people are wise they
will make their choice with intelligent deliberation.
im       in 1 I (1MRFR      Wholesale Houses.
There 11 be  I  wmcK-       _**_____	
PRESCRIPTIONS
The purity of tho Drugs and Medicines
administered to the patient is the moat
essential element in tho RUOCOBSful treatment of disease Prescriptions nre com*
pounded by us from absolutely Pure
Drugs in perfect condition, at.d tho phy
sioian'a skill will not be nullified by old
and impotent drugs.
Our stocks of requisites for '
The Toilet
The Nursery
The Sick Room
Are complete.   Your patronage solicited.
Nurses'   Directory.
For the convenience of Physicians nnd
Nm re s, we have established a Nurses'
Directory, ftftd in order to hnvo it complete, request all Nurses to send in or call
and   leave their  names  and   addresses.
H. F. M'LEAN
Dispensing Chemist
Telephone U6.     I'. O. Boy 2:25.    Baker Street,
Mull Orders Promptly Attended To.
THOMSON'S
SEE
OUR
DOLLS
and
TOYS
A Busy
Santa Glaus
And no modern
mechanism can
register his pace
if he distributes
all the pretty
Christmas ideas
we've got ready.
Still, well guarantee safe delivery if you'll make
selections, for
we've the fullest
confidence in his
ability.
THE NEXT COUNCIL.
Tho Mayoralty sitnntiou has declarer!
itself. Some days atfo Mr. John Houston, the man who thinks he owns tho
town anrl who ih the only person who
knows how its affairs shonld be man-
iigod, announced himself as a candidate. The prospect of another year of
his peculiar methods not proving the
most pleasant to a large number of
respectable electors, Aid. Fletcher has
been asked to oppose him. This he
has consent id to do, with, ps we understand, the asHiiraiioe tbat if the oit-
izens siunify their preference for some
other candidate he will gladly submit
to their wishes. This indicates an exceedingly creditable spirit on the part
ot Mr. Fletcher, and is in itself a
strong recommendation to the confidence and support of those who make
our Muyors. The time is so brief,
however, and the alderman'I qualifies-
Tliomson Stationery Co., Ltd.
NELSON, B. C.
Many Choice
ideas for
Xmas Gifts
yet remaining-
those that make
splendid remembrances, and yet
the prices are
such REASONABLE
ones that you'll
buy them gladly.
You can form no
idea of values
we offer unless
you examine
them, and COMPARE PRICES.
One price to
all. No big price
asked and no big
discount. The
price we mark is
standard.
Delivered to an any poi  t on
Kootenay Lake.
I have a complete stock
on band of
KOUtiH 4XD
DRESSED LDMi.i   .
SHINGLES.
MOULDINGS, SASH WK-IH
INSIDE FINISH.
COAST FLOORING
and
FINISHED LUMBER.
AERAftD ANO MINERAL WATERS
THORPE & CO-, Limited.���Uorner Vor
non anil Cedar Struoin, Nelson, inau.i
fuciuioi-M of und wholesale dealer.-, In aci-uie 1
waters and fruit sftups. Solt-UKeuta for llio
cyon dprlutf   minora! water.
MELSON SODA WAt ER FAoTORV
ITI ��� .v Ai, luuiuui.D, .job.-. ,.. tilvury ano..
vnrio ) of Mjft drinks. P. u. Hox 88. lolc
piioue No .-1. Hoover.Street. Nelson Houlei
of the Famous al. coon Hut Springs Milium
v\ ater.
CIGARS
KOOTtNAY OIQAR M.Ai   wu.
nor i-,i,.oriino H.tU blfttuU!. .nuboh. man
ufuottUrern of " Itoyai rioal " and " Kooumaj
Hello" brand of dual's.
COMMISSION MfcRUHANIS
Mill at PILOT BAY.
Yards, NKLSON and LARDO
HEAD   OFFICE
istelsoit.
J.   A.   SAYWARD.
Joy comctli in the morning
And in the evening too,
If you eat his Home made Bread
You'll be joyful too.
Ask your Grocer for it.
Grocers carry it:
These
KIRKPATRICK & WILSON.
J.  A.  IRVING & CO.
MORRISON & CALDWELL.
EAST END GROCERY.
GEO. BELL & CO.
T. A. SCAN LAN.
COLE'S  GROCERY,  Hume Add,
HUMPHREYS & PITTOCK.
KJ. cVANS &   .O.--���������.--or i reel, ,���
���     HUll,   .. IIO.O.--H10 diM,.!l*rt HI 11 |UO   el,   Clg
euiiient, lire urlok and llroei <>, vv.uci pipe
BtOOl riiiiH and general ouUIUUStilou uieh h
,L-
GRAIN, HAY AND CEKcAi_a
BRACK.i-nAN.iK. KtriMlLi-iN^ Ca
I.IMII'Kli.--WOal.**WMt, .\umv.ii. Wliou
MUlti dealers in Hour, n,oalri, etc., anu UUj
and grain. Mills at JldniDiiluii, \ ii-lona nn,.
Now Westii-HMUir. Ulevutoru on Calgary A
luliiiiiiii'.n lUillwuy,
GEO.    f     MOTION -VVhol.! -ale   Ha.
Ut'itlil    .Hill     .   I'Vll.       SpUf/ia!     U'li'. tl I HM1        in,
UUlUtui iuLs Lu all Ivuiiii'iiii) pulnLd.
HUDSON'S BAV
COMPANY.
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Soon New Year   will be upon us
. i me For new   resolutions.
Just Dot This Down
and hang it up  in  your
kitchen.
'   T
GROCERIES
AMAOOONALD <k OO.���Oor--er  vur-
���     )in..   Olid   .it..**-;i'imif   ���������liciil.'.    w IH)lr*-;ni*
,;in ury and jubbcra in bltUUttt-B) glove-* oilUB,
booLH,   ruiiiMT;-,  iiui'kiii.uv.- uml minors' huh-
UricH.
KOOTENAY SUPPLY CO. UMITISD-
Yuruuji bU'coi, .Nt-Uuw, iiuporU-rH, wliuir-
r-ii.it ��� grocui-d.
FRESH AND SALT MEATS	
PBUKNS & OO-Bakoraireui,, Meluou,
���   wiiuiue&lo iiciiierfi in freab unci curuu
hum is.   i'u ui hlora^e.
WtST KOOTENAY BUTCHER Cu-
���Baker r>\ ix-t-L. iNuIhuu.   \> nuittoaiuUu.i.1
i;l - IU  f I'D   It aud til I t'tl   llll'fip..
HARDWARE A   MINING SUPPLifcS
HfelYEflS A CO. l'oun:r 1I.-.K. r ,u..i
��� Jutiupmne tiueuld, jNi'L.dii, wnuluttaic
uetuert) lu imrdware aud iniuiug eUppiiuti.
Agenia for Uiant PuwdorUo.
PATENT VAPOR
AND   MEDICAL  BATH
most efficaolous In checking diRease and
preserving h> alibi highly recommend
cd oy tho Medical Faculty and profes-
Rtonal'-UiiM.   due bath will break up
the most severe cold.
Imperial Silverware
The besttfooda 0n the market, beautiful designs, and every article guaranteed for ton years.
Chautauqua Combination Writing Desk
and Drawing Board-
The best Kindergarten Combination
ever invented for children or young
people. Fully fu nished with inslruc
lion book, crayons, etc., invaluable for
home education.
The Silverware and IVskp are most suitable
for t'hri-l nms present-H. Call and inspec goods
atojy offloe, Hall street between Baker and.
Vernon.
JOHN   BLANEY,   bSS* Columbia.
Every Man
VANCOUVER HARDWARE UO'Y.
i.i.mi i i-,i> nukcr oiruuL, iNciMiu, win.if
salt* deaiurs ni hanl ware and nuniug supplies,
plumbers'and Uusuiitn's supplier.
ELSON  HARDWARE   CO.-Whole
au-ie i^UtUlH mill una.
N
LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.
TURNtR, BEETON & UU. uirn.:,
Vernou ana Jusepniuu oLreeie, .Nr.iui
wnuie.saio deaieiH in liquors cigars and dry
Kunu.,.. .i-ju.ii.ilor falMtw Air-jtviug to, ul .mi*
wa, Kee and ^algary browing Co. of <. ulgaiy.
H
UD-iJiVS BAY GO.    'WinitMi.! K.t.
curiiM iii.ti ni'iiui i, t.-.i-., liakur .ii-.. Neis^u
PROVJ8IOW8, PRODUCE A FRUITS
JY  QRIFFIN  4  CO--Ojroc<r  Voruun
���   una juBupliiuo olrr.-l-,. .SuIhoii, vvhuiuniilu
uuuium m piuvielouH, curwl muain. uuluir auu
' ���   Ja .1st, 1900, I shall
;.lways get my Groceries
from the
Hudson's
Bay
Stores.
There iv ,. iiih' in ihr nirnlra or mini
whirh iiiii.i, ni uu- Hood leads on iu for
iiiiir.- hlink(-*|M-iii-��>.
DO
YOU
FULLY
REALIZE
That,ynu are today in the most likely
part of tin- world in which lo make a
fortune?   Why not stop and consider
his:-1
SASH ANO DOORS
NfcuSON    SAW    AND     PLANING
MIL.1.S,   i.iMiTKii���Uurner   i',.,m    mm
tlttll    OLITOtt.l*,    .\rl-.i>i,.    lllUlllttUCLIU*Ul'o   Of    U1U1
wliulumitu UL-ulurK ui Hash ai.it ,io,m- .; ail i.n,a -
or ruuWij work niiule to oiUor,
A. R- BARROW, a.m.i.ce.
Provincial Land Surveyor,
(.'ornor Victoria und Kootenay SU.
V. O. Box 9S0. Tolophono No.!!.:
TTt C GKKKN, H. A., O. K��� PROVINCIAL
E ��� I.uiid Surveyor. Surveys of mineral
claims laiitis, olo, Agent for obtaining Crown
Grants. Oflice Turner-Uoeekh block Nolsou,
B.C.
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Will Open on Wednesday,
Jan. 3, igoo.
BOOKKEEPING,
SHORTHAND,
TYPEWRITING.
and up-to-date Business Methods taught expeditiously and thoroughly- Present npnee
limited.   Register early.
NIGHT CLABKBS FOR 'USY PBOPf-W will
be opened Immediately. In addition to
the regular brancho* Ciassea in primary
work will lie tVrmedrbr those whose early
opportunities hav^ heen lost. Terms
reasonable. For Wither Information apply to
RATTRAY &  MERRILL.
Victoria St reel, near < ity Hull.
liken to drew iu Fashionable nnd
Nice Fitting Garments if he .'an
do bo ut, a ri'iiHoiuililc prioe. M\
Fall and Wiuter Samples are now
complete in SuitiuRs, Overcoati v
and Fancy Vesting*, Give mr r
call and 1 will quote you prnjs
tbat will RHtnniah you.
Ladies' Tailoring   in   all   its
branches, a specialty.
Stevens
The
Tailor
Rooms i and 11
Clements-Hlllyer Block
Opera House  Block,
Victoria St.
The Elliot Block,
Baker St.
MISS PALHER
will   npon hor  Kindergarten  and Primary
Hciiooi In (lie English Churoh school Room oil
2nd Jan,
Kor terms particulars apply io
M'88 PALMER,
at the residence of Mrs. J. 11. Robortson, Baker street. West.
Drug &
BOOK 60.
Nelson Cleaning and Dyeing
Establishment-
S. D. P1ERKE Prop.
Ladies' and Gents' Clothing cleans 1
dyed, altered and repaired.
SATISFACTION  GUARANTEED
Kmr i.r 4'lnrkr Hotel. mimin
TAILORING
CLEANING
REPAIRING
ARTHUR GEE,
Opposite Clarke Hotel.        >loi< luuii  Inll.ir.
 ACETYLENE GAS 	
VANS I ONE'S DRUG STORE. - Oor.
ne ,1.-,*,.uui, .,mi n.iurr ai.-cetH. AgU.
torOaiciu.il Oiirunlu and Wellund Acetylen
Oa Machine Co.
ASSAYER'S SUPPLIES
WF. TEETZEL & CO Oorcwt Baker
��� .iml ,j,i ipi, i... Aireui-, NcIhuii, wholesale dealers in a^saycr's supplies. Agents lor
Denver Fire Clay Co. ot i>o.i* or, Colorado.
A MERRY XMAS
and a
Happy New Year
to all my Friends.
C. D. J. CHRISTIE
SPECIAL SALE
IN MILLINERY
-AT-
Mrs.   McLaughlin's
P. BURNS & CO.
Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants
HEAD OFFICE NELSON, B. C.
a-g  ������������������������ Qv9
Branch Markets in Roysland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo
Sandon. Three Forks, New Denver and Slocan City
Orders by mail to any branch will have carefu' and prompt attention.
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
Mining Stocks
Bought und Sold.
Tctia and       and   thers worked
Vlary  Belle )l ''iVnTn'1
J Canada Gold Min-
in ��� Co , is one: of the safest buys on
the market. Thorough inspection
cordially invited.
looo Noonday    6oo Richelieu
4-room   house    and     Furniture,
*i-"5
Hou-e   and   lot   I' r   -ale.   close   to
Inisincs- part of city,    Price   2.IKKI.
-CALL ON-
H. A. PROSSER
BROKER,
Ward Btreet nnd nul in on llu' Krounil lioor.
Correspondence Sollulted    No w ilil ''"'-���
\
AND SOO LI nE.
The direct route from
KOOTENAY COUNTRY
to all points
EAST   and   WEST.
First-Cliias Sleepers on all trainB Irom
RBVELSTOKE & KOOTfiNAl LDW.
TOURIST CAUS psss Medicine Hat
dally lor St. Panl, Sundays and wea-
nesdays fur Toronto, Fridays tw
Montreal and Boston. . _
Same cais pass Revelstoke one day
earlier
CONNECTIONS
To aud from Kobson, Rosslnnd.
Ex. Sun. ���"��� f"_\
7.10 Lv.        NELSON Arr..H-���
18.00 Lv.daily NELSON dally Arr.ai.w
Moraine- train connects i< r all points
n BOUNDARY COUNTRY.
Evening train connects to nnd iroui
Main Line and points "�����!'tvii\liV
Sun.) from all points in BOUNDAKi
OOUNTRY.
KOOTENAY RIVER ROUTE,
Daily. Btr. Moyie n,"lv.-
23.00 Lv. NELSON        Arr. 1MB
Oonnects Kootenay Landing ����n
Crow's Nest Branch trains both wins.
KOOTESAYLAKB-KASLO BOUTB
Ex. Sun. Str. ICkimee Ex .Sun
1(1.00 Lv.        NELSON        Arr. 1W'
Saturdny to Arnento ��nd return,
leaving Kaslo at ^Ok.
SANDON AND SLOCAN POINTS.
Ex. Sun.
9.00 Lv
Kx. Snn.
NELSON Ar. 14.20
4bi's NELSON to ROSSLAND hrs 4
Kor rates and full Information address near
est local iiKiint, or . .
C. K. bkasi.KY City Passenger Ac
H. \V. DilKW. AKi'tii. M'1*; "
W. F. ANIIKHSON, B. J. CpOyH'u
Maura
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BY-LAWS QUASHED
JUDGMENT IN TEAVE3 V. THE OITY
HAS BtiEN HEOEIVED.
NELSON DAILY MINER, WEDNESDAY,   DECEMBER 27  .Rpg
lithe Judgment iB Upheld All the Bylaws Fall. ��� ".n Appeal  ia to
11   ".iktiii.
Mr. Justice Martin has delivewn
his judgment in the ease of Traves
against the Oitv, q-insliing the conviction und also granting him judgment
111 the civil case. In ileliveiiug jodg-
ment his lordship did not go into the
objeotious raised against the provisions
of the bylaw itself, bnt condemned
the by-law in qnestinn ns a whole on
the ground that the consolidated by.
laws were not merely a reviser] edition
of lhe old by laws hut eon nined fresh
1 iHlalinu, and tlmt therefore thoy
Bhnold, according lo the statute, bave
been rend by the Council, which was
not. done. Another objection was, thut
bylaw No. 96, the enaoting by-law,
WHS not sicned at the ti nn by I lie
Mayor and Oity Clerk. His InriiBbip
cited cases to show thnt Lis defect was
fatal.
The result of th- judgment is to set
aside all the by-laws of the flity of
Nelson as they exist at present, though
some are of ouinion that the old bylaws ns they stood before their consolidation and revision, are immediately
brought back into force bi the cnucell-
inif of tbe new ones.
It i3 probable tbat the Oity will appeal the judgment, und hoth parties
sfom equally confident of succeeding.
Messrs. Taylor and Hanuiugtou represented Traves, while Sir Charles Hih-
hert Tupper and Mr. \V. A. Galliher
bundled the case for tho Citv.
LOCAL  AND PERSONAL
A meeting will be hold tonight tu
select aldermen for the coming year.
Seveial new names bave lieeii'prnposed
There was one caso at Police Court
yesterday. It was a simple flrunk aud
it was discharged, being a Christmas
case.
Motorman Peters who was admitted
to the Orickniny Hospital on Saturday
and had his arm amputated is reported
doing well.
The Miner staff gratefully acknowledges a Christmas gift fiom Martin
O'Keilly & Co in tbe shape of a handsome box of ties.
The gentleman who stole the gold
glasses and left the case will he good
enough to call for tlio case, ns without
the  glasses it is no uso to the   holder.
The steamer Kokanee broke her rudder yesterday afternoon by striking a
log while backing, with the lesult that
her start was delayed a couple of
hours.
Chief of Police Jarvis has a hat, and
is anxious to know the dome of knowledge tn which it, belongs. The hat
wns taken out of the mud and tbo
wearer was missing.
Mr. Fl. E. T. Hmiltain superintendent ot the Yellowstone mine, has returned from a trip to London, Unt.,
whither he went in charge of tbo remains of the late Marrice Bucke, M.U.
The local police have nn enquiry for
one Tom Trevaus, Tom is supposed to
have heen engaged on the Crow's Mest
Pass Kailwav construction Ho comes
from Montreal,and hid friends aie anxious to  hear from him.
The Christmas Tree and entertainment at St. mid's (Presbyterian)
church will he held this evening. A
good program u e has beeu prepared and
nil aro invited to share in what is sure
to be a very pleasant evening.
M. DesBrisay and Co., regret very
much they had to disappoint so many
onstomers who bespoke misletoe.
They reoeived a loiter from the East
on Monday saying that the importation of English misletoe was so poor
they would not ask their customers to
accept it.
There was a fire at the Athabasca
mine on Christmas Day,aud it was re
ported that all the mine buildings
were destroyed. As a matter of fact
only tho old log bunk house was consumed, and for various leasous the
milling! moot in not particularly distressed at its loss.
'A serious conflagration wns narrowly
averted nt Mr. Sherwood's residence
on Sunday. The stove leg fell out
with the result that the stove fell over
and its contents were spilled ou the
carpet. Fortunately Mr. and Mrs.
Sherwood were able to extinguish the
flames before serious damage wns
dona.     .
Pateunude Bros, are supplying, tbo
new Bank of Montreal building with
a haudsome electric clock. It is claimed that these clocks are perfect timekeepers, have no springs or other parts
thnt oan wear out. do not need oiling
and only require to have thoir batteries oharged once in oighteen months,
au operation   which costs 40 cents.
On Christmas Day The Miner jent
a telegram wishing the Rossland Miner
the oompliments of the season, and received the following reply: "The
Rossland Miner heartily reciprocates
your kiud greeting. May tbe New
Year bring you health, wealth and
hapoiness. Rossland's sky wns bright
and serene all day, bnt tbere were no
cases of sunstroke,"
Tbe committee of Fraternity Hall
nre making arrangements for a grand
ball on Now Year's night. Invitations
have been issued nnd applications for
tickets are already comiug in. Every
detail for tho enjoyment nnd com foi t
of the guests is receiving close attention. Tickets may be obtained cf any
of tho committee or of Dr M. 0. Arthur and Mr. F. J. Squires. A very
large att��ndaiic0 is anticipated.
A feature of this Cbristuv.s was the
number of bachelor narties given.
Among others Mr. T Gallon, entertained a uumber of his bachelor friends
to dinner on  Christmas evening
the compliment was reoipronatefl yesterday evening hy Messrs. __ Wil-ou
and Hepborr. Nino g���ests sat down
to a very ixrellmt dinner at the
Queen s Hotel, champagne flowed
treely and a most enjoyable eveuiiiB
was spent. o��� -jhristmns evening
Messrs Caldwell and Morrison enter"
tiiim d a large number of their friends
lo a tasty supper at the Mode! Restaurant,
flu traveling public will rngrel to
learn that Mr, Fred Conway,the genial
Steward of the steamer Moyie, me>
with nn accident Monday nlwht which
might nave resulted seriously Whilst
walking uptown from the (J. P. R.
wharf he missed his footing in the
darkness and fell from off the dock on
t tbe rooks on the river bank below.
Although seriously bruised ho was
bravely dragging his way towards the
host when he was met by a few of his
brother officers who assisted him to
Ins hunk. Mr. Conway will have the
sm.vpathy nf all in his Buffering who
will be Ldid to know that there are no
broken limbs or dislocations.
Snys the Kootenai Herald: "The
Kootenav Valley Railway was turned
over to the operating department last
Wednesday. N. I). Miller, chief engineer of construction, turned the road
over to Chief Engineer Gray, of the
Koolenay Railway and Navigation
Co.. who came down from Kaslo to
receive it for tho owners Whilo the
contractors have finished their job
there still remains much work to be
done to put thn road in itood trim. The
Kootenay Valley Railway would have
been completed three months ago bnt
for the scarcity of labor and the delay
in lining or :ers for steel."
-���Mafias.
What Shall It Be ?
If it is Shoes or SLIPPERS we
shows all the latest designs.
in help you ai this time,    Om   stock
TURN   YOUR   CHARITY
Towards the needs of yonr
shoes,     li wi
fortunate neig
ive vou both great
lbor.    Give that poor girl   you   know,
romfort all through the coming months
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Sse us for TRUNKS and VALISES.
LILLIE BROTHERS, THE LEADING SHOEISTS.
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WILL NOT  BUY THEM.
The Danish West Indies Not About to
Change Hands.
Berlin, Dec. 'JO���The German Government has definitely abandoned nil
hopo of noquinng the Danish West Indies, either by purchase from Denmark
or otherwise. Tho correspondent of
the Associated Press received this in
formation from an authoritative source
today. The German Embassy iu Wish
ingtnn has left no doubt that any such
attempt would be looked upon by the
Americans as an unfriendly net and as
a serious infriiigment of the Monroe
doctrine. According to the same authority other reports representing that
Denmark is negotiating to sell tho islands to the United States am either
entirely premature or with rat foundation ���
AFTER THE   SPECULATORS.
Leading Bulls and BearB Will Appear
in Court.
New York, Dec. 2(1.��� Over a score of
Wall Street magnates have been subpoenaed to apponr before the grand
jury to tell what they know of tho
rumor recently circulated about the
Brooklyn Rapid Transit Compnny,
wliicb, it is claimed, seriously affected the stock of that corporation.
Nearly all of the leading bulls and
hears are on the list of those called.
The Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company
officials offer a reward nf {35,000 for
information leading to the identity nf
the persons who circulated the stock
hearing stories.
HUGE   DIVIDENDS.
Two Hundred and Twenty-Five Millions Paid Three Cities.
New York, Dro 20. ���Something
like "(335,000,000 will be paid ont in
interest nnd dividends in this city.
Boston and Philadelphia soon after the
beginning of tbe now year. Much
of this money will come from the National debt, payments of a large proportion of which mature on January 1.
Another source of income will be the
Government payment of quarterly interest on its four per ceut bonds.
M A YOR A I.T Y    CONTEST.
To <he Citizens of Nelson :
In response to numerous requests
from business men, property owneis
and ratepayers, I offer myself as a candidate for Mayor of the Oity of Nelson
nt the approaching Municipal Elections.
Briefly stated, my platform is as follows :
If elected it will be my earnest endeavor to assist in more firmly establishing Nelson as the wholesale distributing centre of the Kootenny Country
���tho position for which she bas been
so admirably de-igned by nature.
In furtherance ot this idea, I will
continue my consistent advocacy of tie
construction of a wharf wbioh will
meot present and future requirements
of the wholesale and other business in- ]
terests.
I believe that the City hns reached
that stage when permanent street improvements have become nn absolute
necessity and that the cost should be \
met, as far as feasible, from currant;
revenue and should tbo Citizens see tit
to entrust me wilh lhe office of Mayor, j
it will be ray aim to carry out a we
devised system of street improvements. I
It will he my polio.V   to   oppose   the!
borrowing of money uuless tbe same be J
used for tlio increase or establishment
of Public   Works producing n   revenue
to the Taxpayers,
1 am opposed to any incrense in the
salary of Mayor, which would neces-1
sarily involve a reduction in salaries
now paid an efficient staff of officials,
or an increased burden to tbo taxpay -
ers.
I am strongly in favor of maintaining the Eire Department in a position
of thorough efficiency nnd would advise the adoption of modern equipments including a Fire Alarm System
and the purchase of u chemical engine
which wonld effect a reduction in all
Fire Insurance.
It will be mv consistent policy to
safeguard the taxpayers ngainst nny
attempts on the part of corporate bodies, carrying on business in Nelson, to
encroach upon the rights of tho Citizens.
Iu my opinion a sufficient amount
of money should be expended upon the
P.irks of tbe Oity so tbat they will provide the Citizens with recreation
grounds and opportunities fnr healthful
enjoyment.
On all municipal works my policy
will be to employ bona-fide residents of
Nelson and to maintain tbe public
standar i rate of wages
I believe that   the Public Schools in
Nelson should be under the  control   of
the City and tbat e-ery   effort   should
be made to establish a High   School in
i our midst.
In concluding I wish to say that in
the event of my election I will consider it my duty to share with tbe
Council the responsibility of the Oivic
administration believing, ns 1 do. that
the assumption of entire authority by
one individual is subversive of all constitutional Government, whether
Municipal or otherwise. Yours respectfully,
FRANK FLETCHER.
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$   FOR    GROCERIES \
S  AND CROCKERY Z
\   SEE J
Geo. Bell & Co.
We are sho.ving a
First-Class Line of
Gookiofl Stoves & Ranoes
FOR MACHINERY
WIRE ROPE AND ROPEWAYS
Blotchi rtnml Hiillidio Byntoms.
WATERTUBEBOILERS
Babcock and Wilcox, etc.
GAS   unl ~0\~C ENGINES,
FLEXIBLE METALLIC TUBING, ele.
A"p,v,oJ.C.frCR0FTS,.M,.MK.
w5SS5r-*a8?t NELSON. B. 0.
Or to Fehgusson & OROBTS,Vancouver
KNQ1NEER8 ANU  AQENT8.
ESTIMATES.     PLANS.    REPORTS.
Nelson Harness SboplVANCOUVER HARDWARE CO.
LIMITED,
Which we are
very i.ow
CALL  AND   INSPECT   OUR   STOCK.
offering^at
PRICKS.
The largest stock I
and greatest varie-l
ty of Harness,Sad- j
dies, Collars, Blankets, etc., kept in j
the Kootenay. A
call always con-1
ill Street, Nelson.
J. Al. LUDWIU.
IMPOETEBS   OF
BIG FIRM GOES UNDER.
of  tin
and
Crash Caused by tbo Collapse
Globe National Bank.
Boston, Mass., Deo. lili.-Tho John
P. Lovell Aims Co., one of the largest sporting ponds bouses in the country, assigned today ns a result of the
oollaose of the Globe National Bank of
this city, to which the company wus
largely indebted. The company manufactured bicycles, tironrmR und sport-
inn goods of nearly   every description.
QUEEN'S CHRISTMAS TREE.
London, Deo. 2(1.-The wives und
families of the Guards Reservists from
Windsor, serving in South Africa,
assembled at St. George's Hall, Windsor, today to participate in tbe Queen's
Christmas tree celebration. Queen
Victoria, the Duke and Duchess of
Oonnaught, Frincesss Henry of Batten-
berg, tho Duchess of Albany and others of tho Royal Family wero  preseut.
Patenaude   Bros.
For Fine Clocks
and Watches
We have received a lot of
Beiuiil'ul China Clocks at
remarkably low flgnres.
Tbe nre timekeepers and
will make useful presents
Patenaude Bros
Watchmakers,
and    Opticians.
Nelson.    -   B. C.
Nelson Employment Agency
WANTED.
Twenty Laborers.    Cook.  Two Girls
for Housework.    Three Waitresses.
Young Girl Wants Situation.
CONTRACTS   TAKEN    FOR    DIAMOND
COKE  DRILLING.
J. H. LOVE, Agt     Baker f'
Shelf & Heavy Hardware,
Etc., Etc., Etc.
PLUMBING and TINSMITHING
SPECIALTY.
SMOKE " ROYAL SEAT,"   CIGARS.
A  SNAP!
Machinery and Stores of lhe
Doratha Morton
MINE   FOR   SALE.
For particulars apply to
J. C. T. CROFTS, M.I.ME0H.E.
Haker Street. Nelson
I BUYANYTHING
From a si earn bout
to a baby's  rattle
Everything   has a
value nt my store.
FOTICE OF  DISSOLUTION.
Notice is hereby given that we the
undersigned formerly carrying on business ns Saloon keepers iu tbe Oity ot
Nelson in the Province of British Columbia, under the firm name and style
of Johnson & Smith, have thie dny
by nintni.1 consent dissolved tho said
partnership.
The snid business will be continue 1
by tbo unrteisigned Robert E. Sinilh
Who will pay all outstanding liabilities of the said firm and to whom D11
accounts due the said llrm are payable,
Dated nt Nelson tlmt Mnl dny of December, 1809. A. N. JOHN80N
R. E. SMITH.
Witness:    \V.  A.  (iulliber.
PROSSER,
Ward St.,  Bet.  Baker and Victoria.
Don't forget
to try
St. Leon
Hot Springs
Water
Alter the Xmas festivities.
Solo bottlers
Nelson S'oila Wiittu PaolOl
QUESTION:
ANSWER:
What  shall   1   buy   for a  Xmas  Present?
Just go down to Kirkpatrick & Wilson's,
and you can find articles loo numerous to
mention.
Our Xmas Stock of Glassware, Crockery, etc., has been so well
bought that we now have shelves heavily laden with Gifts already put
away for the coming 25th of December, 189c).
Chris/mas Prices I    Goods must be sold!    Inspection solicited.
P. O. Box K and W. Telephone 10. Baker Street
KIRKPATRICK   &   WILSON.
SMOKE "KOYAL  SEAL"   CIGARS.
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CHRISTMAS   HINTS I
Waverly
Hotel
NELSON, B. C.
BOARD AND ROOMS AT
REASONABLE    PRICES,
NEXT DOOR TO OPERA HOUSE.
Parisian Hair Dressing;
Parlors
Are now open. A large attOTtinont of llnir
Qoodfl, Facial Treatment* and Hair Tonic.
Jj!i*li(-K should no! be without our RonoCroaniH
Itonin 1, Victoria Miiildiiiir.
A tirst olass Confectionery
appropriate Xmas gift.   \V
store in tha proper place to find an
1 would BUggeflt a box of   ...   .
G.   B.
CHOCOLATES
Om stock i-i iho liirncst In the city.
CRYSTALLIZED   FRUIT
from Ixiiulon,  England,
LOWNEY'S   CHOCOLATES   AND   BON   BONS
from  N'cw  York.
Fruit, Nuts of All Kinds, Toys for the Little Ones, at
PALACE   CONFECTIONERY. J. A. M'DONALD.
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CONFECTIONERY.
Oornor Ward and Hukor street*.
W. P. DIGKSUN
E. H.
APPLEWHAITE
MoPHEE
Atlantic S. S. Lines
Krom l'orllnnil, Me.
Allllll  line "1   1     ��� nllill," Hoc. 27
Alliui I.ino 'i'uri-inn'* ..Jan.  U
llotiiininli I.ino  "Ciiiiibroiimn" Iloc. '.ill
iioiiiinion l.Inu "Vancouver" lan.lfl
Krom Now York
While Hlur Lino "Teutonic" I)c<-.1!7
North German Lloyd "ShuI-" Jan. 2
meiioan I.ino *'st. Panl"    Hoc 27
White -stnr I.ino "Cymric" Inn.  II
Hod Slur I.ino "Wcstnrnlnnd"   ,.Doo,<7
Ounard Line "Umbrla" Ian   61
Aiwluir I.ino "Ancho-tiC      IIit. :vi
Allnn Hlnlo I.ino 'Stilt" uf Nohnwka'. ..Inn. 191
Ounard I.ino "Campania Hoc 30
Krom HiMon, Mid-k.
Dominion Line "Now Englai A Jim. :i ]
HtuHaKOH arranged Uiiuni from nil European
lioiiiU. Kor rnloH. ticket* uml full iiifcrmnlion
imply too. P. It, depotagenl or U K. llonxloy,
city Panengei AsonU Nouwn, IU'
\V. P. P, (I.MMINOH.
Onnnrnl Annul.'' P. II DHIcx-   kV'InntroK
ELECTRIC SUPPLIES
Complete Iilectric Equipments for Electric Power Transmission antl lijrlitiii),' for ...ines,   towns,   etc.     Electric   Fixtures, LampsBelln, Telephones, Annunciators, etc.
Josephin* St NELSON,  B. C.
Spokane  Falls  &
Northern R'v,
Nelson  dt Fort
Sheppard R'v
Red Mountain R'v.
Nav.
The only 'II 'nil route withoni
change of caw between NeUou n d
BoMMind uml Bpokane and Komiliind
(DAILY,
;.v. 9.16 a.m. NBLBON, Ar. 6.20 p.m.
I.v. Ll.26a.ni, itossi.AND Ar800 _m,
Lv.  8.15 ii.ni. NPOKANIC Ar.&l'i p.m
C. A- PROSSER,   Manager.
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MIMNC IllUlhl It.       MTABf PI'HLIC.
Wlndormoro Mlnoi    rorroipondenoo Sol cited
WINDERMERE. B. a
Hy the only llr-l pta*
andertakor In Nol.on,
ill-
Mil. A. W. ITIIHY.    Aililrc
Nlii.soN PUfcNITURB co.
Applowhalte Blook.      linker ki. cur. Kootenny
I    Or nl  romilcncc  on Silica street,   rji��t of
JoMphuie,
'fniiu that leaved Nelwin (it ��:l"i n.n
mnkiw cluHe connections at Spokane foi
nil Coiwl Point*.
Pauenfera (or Kottle Hirer uml Bouml-
ury Creek,connect at MnrctiF withKtae'
Unily.
II. A. JACKSON, O. P. &T.A.
Bpokane Wash
O. K. TAOKAHUKY,
Agent. Neleon, B. 0
Kootenay Railway and
Company.
OpsmUhb
kasu) & 81-dcan railway
intkknational nav. & thai). co.
Schedule of Tlmi\       Pud lie Hlnn-la/d rime.
KAKLO & HUMAN UY.
PUMOgST trtifn Tor Snndnn nnd wit-yHintiotiH
Iuhvoh Katlo ut H ii. in., diitly. Koturnlni*',
leave* Hundon at LU p.m,, Hrrivlh|*~ at Kanlo
at tM p.m.
INTKKNATIONAL NAV. & THAI). CO,
Opera tine on Kootetny i���ik<*and lUver.
Htr. "IntornaUODaT loaves Kanlo for Nelnon
at 0 a. in. daily except Hun-iiiy. Returning,
U*av.- NoUOn at 1,90 p.in., Mlling at Balfour,
Pilot Hay, AJnswortb and all way poinU. Con-
nMtfl With Sir. "Albe-ln" lo and trow Bon
hit's Ferry, Idaho, aIho with S. F. -St N. to and
from Spokano at Five Mile P.iint.
Htr    Alberta L-aavoa Kolaon for lion nor *<
Ferry, Tue*��dayn and Saturday* at 7 a.m..
inootinn Steamer "International" from RattO
at Pilot  Hay.
Returning, leaves. Ronner'H Ferry at 8 i m.
\V-vine--day-* and Sunday*.
Dtreol oonneotiona made at Bonner*! Forry
with Groat. Northern Hallway for all point**,
oast and watt*
LAKIiOIU'M AN  DiyimoN.
Htr. "International" leavoK Kaxlo for LardO
and Argenta at K.iip.ai. WnhiOHdajH an��l Fri
day-. Sir. "Alberta" leaven Kanlo for lAnlo
am' Argenta at B 00 p.m. Sunday--.
HtoamtTH (-Jill at nrineipal landlngH in both
ilireetions, and ,it other poinU when -dgnallM
Tlekeu- -old to all point* In Canada and tho
I.'nltod SUioh.
To ascertain rato* and full information, ad-
droHu :
KUBSRT IRVING,
Manager, Kanlo, fi. U
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MINING NEWS.     J
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gnn and shot at   the little animal, bnt | snffering from   bullet vounds. and   Z
This week the final papers were
made ont transferring a third interest
in the Aurora group to Thomas Rader.
Mr. Katler purchased a sixth interest
from Karl Neitzol and a sixth from
Spokane parties.
The Annua group is now equally
uwnod by Oaptain I. B. Sanborn, O.
,1. Johnson aud Thomas Rader. It is
situated on the west shore of the lake
Immediately opposite Moyie and is
traversed by the same ledge which
iuna through the St. Eugene, Lake
Shore and Moyie groups on the east
side. It .-'insists of five elaims. There
is a splendid surfnoe showing of galena, and the work done consists of a
10-foot tunnel being driven to tap the
ledgp. About the first of JaiiLnry another tunnel will be started about 110
feet above the old workings, and active development will continue during
tlio winter.
��� *   ���
It is now learned on good authority
that the St. Eugene concentrator will
he enlarged so as to increase its daily
capacity 7fi tons. The mill at the present time has a capaoity of between 150
and 200 tous per day. Tbe work w il
be commenced the latter part of January or the fore part of February. 1.
li. Cole, who built the present mill, is
now on a visit to the east, but will
Ieturn next month and take charge.
The machinery for the St. Engeiie
air compressor has been shipped and
will arrive here in ten days or two
weeks, and it is the intention to havej
it running as soon as possible. A pipe
line is now being laid to the mine.
Three ore cars for the co*npau) arrived
here this week.���Moyie Leader.
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Ureoiiwood Dec. 26���In the number
oue tunnel ou the Gold Drop in Greenwood Oamp drifting is in progress on
good ore. A winze is also to be sunk
from this lo-el, The number three
tunnel is in 75 feet. It will reqnire
75 feet farther to enouuter the ore.
This week George E. Sonnenian M. E.
of Spokane, consulting engineer for the
owners of the mine, made a careful
sampling of the ore. The samples were
taken from both sides of tho tunnel,
for the whole width of the ledge���335
feet. The Gold Drop adjoins the Snow-
shoe, Rawhide and Monarch.
Next week sinking will c miinenee
on the Old Ironsides, from the 1100-foot
level and will be continued tj the (100-
foot level, with stations at each 100
feet. When the depth is reached it
will bo necessary to install a new
plant, which has already beeu ordered.
On the Knob Hill n station is being
put in at the 100-foot level, and cross-
cutting is in progress. The winze is
down 100 feet and is to be continued
a further distance of 100 feet.
On the Rasvhide the 100-ioot tunnel
is being extended another 100 feet by
contract. It is expected that this additional distance will find the ore   body.
��� *   ���
The Republio Consolidated Gold
Mining Company began shipping their
rioh ore to the Trail smelter last Tuesday, says a Republic dispatch. Manager Leckie has reduced his force of men
ou exploration work for the present in
order to keep down the working expenses, pending the erection of the
now 300-stamp mill.
S. H. Johnson, Jr., has arrived here
from the S H. Johnson & Co., Lim-
itei, Engineering works of Stratford,
London, England, and will conduct
experiments on the ores of the Republic mine for the extraction of their
precious inetals by a patented pneumatic cyanide process.
The patent certificate for the Chico
Group Gold Mining Company's group
of claims has been issued to the company from Washington. The patent
covers 84% acres of tbe Chico, Jim
Blaine Fraction and Standard Fraction
claims.
The Hercules claim is being prospected by surface crosscutting and
shaft sinking on a quartz vein from
tbno and a half to four aud a half feet
wide Tho quartz is mainly of the
handed structure and is giving fair
surface values. Samples were taken
from the various places opened on the
vein. The principal opening on the
vein is a shaft sunk 10 feet deep, in
which a stratum of excellent clean
wbite quartz is exposed two and a half
feet in width. The samples will be
tried by tho Republio Reduction Company for values, eto.
George W. Dean, formerly assayer at
the Republic Consolidated G. M. Co.'s
mill, has gone to Wallace, Idaho, to
takd a position as assayer at the sampling works of George D. Potter, of
Spokane. Mr. Dean is an able man
for the place, being a trained mining
engineer and close student of geology,
mineralogy, chemistry and metallurgy.
iu doing so he surprised himself by
discharging two boxes ,f giant powder. Tho building was blown to
atoms. Carlson is still alive,but suffering from bis many wounds It was a
most miraculous escape from death.
His bands and face are filled with dirt
and are bady swollen. His body 13
sore all over ami considerably Bwollen,
hut no bones ate broken. He is resting easily today, and is not likely to
be confined to his bed but a short time.
Carlson's partner, Gus Colander,
was in tne tunnel nt the time and
knew nothiug of what ha.1 occurred
until Carlson crawled to the tunnel
and told  of the accident.
Phillips had a leg broken in time
places with a bullet. Thev are wbite
men, and were attacked in different
parts of tbe city bv men who escaped,
aud whose identity is not known to
the police.
A TELEPHONE DEAL.
The    Columbia   and   Spokane  Falls,
and R. C. Tel.   Cos. Consolidated.
Kossland, Dec. 3(1.���A deal has just
been cnusuniated by which the Columbia Telephone aud Telegraph Company has acquired tbe lines of tbe Spokane Fulls and British Colnmbia Telephone Company. The two have heen
operating their lines jointly, but by
this consolidation they will be owned
by one company and can be more advantageously operated. The deal was
closed on Saturday.
The control of the Spokane and British Columbia Company vns owned by
C. O'Brien Reddin and W. I. Rcddin,
the former of Spokane, ami tbe latter
of this city. This company owns tbe
Hue from Spokane to a point on the
international boundary line on the
Red Mountain Railway. It also owns
n branch from Bossbnrg to Republic,
Marcus to Republic aud from Bossbnrg
to a point south of the international
boundary line south of Cascade City.
The Columbia Telephone ond Telegraph Company owns a line from here
to the boundary line. In addition to
tii ia, it owns a line which extends from
Cascade City to Grand Forks, to Greeu
wood, to Midway, and from thence to
Camp McKinney, witb lateral branches
running hither and thither.
\V. B. Davey, president, and J. B.
Donald, superintendent, of tbe Columbia Telephone and Telegraph Company
carried on the negotiations on behalf
of tbeir company. The intention of
the new purchasers, now that they
have oontrol ou the American side, is
to improve the facilities and to give
the public a better service than hitherto. The terms of the sale are with
held.
CHRISTMAS AT WINDSOR.
PROSECUTOR   SUMS UP.
More
Her Majesty is Thoughtful For Her
Young Descendants,
Loudon, Deo. 35.���For tbo first time
in 13 years Queen Victoria and the
Royal family passed Christmas day at
Windsor. The Duke and Duchess of
Counaught and the children of Princess Henry of Battenburg were of the
party. Not onlv was there a baron of
beef arranged, bnt there was also a
magnificent Christmas tree with many
colored candles, iu which tbo Queen
evinced the greatest interest. It was,
in fact, her express desire tbat the
grand children who gathered round
her today should not have their Christmas maried by what has saddened her
own heart,and tbe festivities at Windsor castle, though tinged with sadness
such as fills all Engish hearts, earned
no suggestion of.sorrow to tbo children
who gladden the Queen's presence
with the solace she is always able to
find in the companionship ot hor
yonngest descendants. The keynote to
the festivities at Windsor todav was
the Queen's unalterable devotion and
faith in that Empire which she believes will ultimately achieve the
higlnst aims and ambition of her unselfish reign.
THE
Bank of
British Columbia,
NELSON.
Is now prepared to issue
Drafts and Letters of Credit
on Sk.ag'uay, U.S., Atlin, B.
C-, and Dawson City, Yukon
District.
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Another Christmas
i * i ���
Fraternity  Hall
for Kukri- A Koolenay bin.
enn le- rented fur Concerts, Lectures.
Danji s, Banquets and every kind of en
L rlaiiiin nf. Good ante-rooms, cloak
r������nins. Kitchen and dining room fur-
nished.   For terra* apply
DR. E. O. ARTHUR  Oitv
THOSE FENIAN STORIES.
Washington, Dec. 36. ��� At the state
department and the British embassy
not the slightest attention is being
paid to tbe many stories of Fenian activity that are appearing in newspapers in all parts of the United States.
Officials of the State Department,
when asked regarding the stories published, shrug tbeir shoulders and say
tbey are not worth noticing.
Insure your life
wilh
J. E. ANNABLE
agent Ontario Mutual
Life Assurance Co.
In Palis CoiiFpiiacy Cases nre
Turbulent Episodes.
Paris. Deo. 30.���The public prosecutor this afternoon began his opening
speech before the High Court, (Senate)
in the conspiracy cases. He reviewed
the evidence which, he said, showed
the conspiracy was more dangerous
tban when the Comte-de Paris so foi-
got the traditions of his family as to
ioin hands with General Bonlnugor.
This ovoked noisy protests from the
anidence and the excited M. Jules
Guerin called upon the President of
the Council, M. Fallieres, not to permit tho prosecutor to indulge in such
''insulting remarks," but tbe prosecution continued, saying that the same
men which conspired ion years ago bad
again plotted to overthrow tbe Repr.1*
lie. Tho Oomte de Paris, be" added,
was dead, but the Due d'Orleans pur
sued the snmo system. The remarks o'
the prosecutor were soon drowned by
the vehement interruptions of the prisoners. M. Fallieres rung his bell to
restore order and eventually tbe prosecutor was heard to declare tbat he had
decided, owing to want of evidence, to
abandon the prosecution of six of the
prisoners, M. Chevilly, Freiiohencourt,
Brunet, Cailly, Burmont and Balliere.
He then reenpitnnted the story of the
anti-Republican machinations <f tbe
Due d'Orleans and his agent, M, Buffet. The latter violently protested
and an uproar ensued, many of the
Senators demanding M. Buffet's ex
pulsion. Three of tbe prisoners,
Cailly, Brunet, and Jules Gnerin then
shunted if M. Buffet was expelled tbey
wonld also be wished to be expelled,
Perfect pandemonium reigned. Finnlly
the court in secret session decided to
loave Buffet and Cailly aloue until
their counsel's speech for tho defence.
Insure your house, furniture with
J. E. Annable, agent Victoria-Montreal and Equity Fire Insurance
companies.
J. E. ANNABLE
OPERA HOUSE BLOCK,
MISCELLANEOUS
Advertisements Inserted under this head at
the rat" of one cent a word per Insertion. No
advertisement taken for less i ban 25 cents.
TO   LET���Nicely     furnished     room,
electric    light    aud furnace heated.
Apnly  North   East   corner  Bake  and
Cedar.
HOLIDAY
SWEETS
At Less Than Cost,
Joe Hovvson, having purchased
the stock of Humphreys & Pittoek,
is selling' the same al less than cost,
as all must be cleared out by Jan
ist. The stock consists of new
and choice
Candies, Nuts, Bm 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 ibat we
have the line of goods that will tempt you to
eat, bring back the appetite and prepare you
tor New Years.
M. DES BRISAY & CO.
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SMOKE  "ROYAL  SEAL"   CKiAIlS
West Kootenay Butcher Co)
ALL   KINDa   OK
Fresh   and    Salted   Meats
WHOLESALE  AND RETAIL
BANKERS AND BROKERS.
G-EO.SKALLER&CO.
ICONSOL, STOCK EXCHANOE BLDd.
60-62 Brodway,   New York
LOTS OF MONEY
oan bo mado through speculation with deposit
of 93000 [thirty dollars] upward [or 8 per cent.
margin upward] on ritock Exchange.
The irreutest fortuneH have been marie through
Hpeeulaiions in Slocks, Wheal or Cotton.
If you are interested to know how speculation-ure conducted notify us and we will Bond
you information and market letter freo of
cl mrgo.
Usual commissions charged for  executing
orders.
Govern nie I, Muni ipul   and    R��tlroari
bonds quotations famished ou application for
purchase, sale or exchange*
Fish and Poultry in Season
E.   C.   TRAVES.   Manager.
Baker Street, Nelson.
Orders by mail receive careful and prompt attention,
Merchants' Bank of Halifax.
Incorporated 1869.
Capital Authorized   -   -   -   -   $2,ooo,ooo
Capital Paid Up, $1,500,000, Reserve, $l,25o,ooo.
Head Office: Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Oeneial Banking Business   ransacted; Sterling Bills of Exchange Bought
and Sold, Letters of  Credit, Etc., Negotiated.
Accounts received on the most favorable terms.    Interest allowed un special
deposits and on Saving Bunk accounts.
BRANCHES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Atlin, Bennett, Grand Forks, Nanaimo, Nelson, Rossland, Vancouver, Vancouver East End, Victoria, Vmir.
Geo. Kydd, Manager, Nelson, B.C.
LOS't'.--Blank pocket book, containing
some money  aud  notes.    Return   to
Prosser'a store for reward.   T. Q. Nelson.
A CURIOUS ACCIDENT.
The Dangers of Weasel Shooting Strik
ingly Illustrated.
Carlson, tho victim ot a ginnt ponder explosion at Flat Oreok, was hauled to this place on u sled by his partners, last niRht, says a Northport dispatch to the Spokosimin-Review.
About 1 o'clock last Saturdav a wen-
st)l came into the woodshed adjoining
Carlson's  cabin,   He  pjoked   up his
CHRISTMAS  IN DALLAS.
They Celebrated the Day By Several
Bloody AITravs.
Dallas, Tex., Dec 2li.���Dallas has
not, known so many liberty affrays on
Christmas in many years as have been
recorded Inst night and today. Charles
Miller shot Walter Meyers dead in the
street und fled. He surrendered today,
and claims he shot in selfdefence.
Albert Hall got into a quarrel with
two brothers nanierl Edwaid and Mmry
Cecil, and shot thn Cenils. Edward
was reported dyiug tonight. Murinv
will recover.    Hall is a fugitive.
A negro not known to the police,
partially wrecked a Chinese restaurant
in Ervay Street with a dynamite
cracker. He returned tonight and hit
the Chinaman, Dock Oonn.ou the head
with a briok. As the Chinaman turned to get a pistol the negro escaped.
The Chinaman then fired on the first
negro in sight and killed .leff Thomas,
an Innocent by st under. The China-
man is ill jail.
John McMillan nud Clay Button  nre
NOTICE.
DR. BARBER, Dentist has
au oftlcK with Dr. Morrison,
and hridge work a specialty,
opened
Crown
NELSON WINE CO.,
where you can   depend on  getting  the  best
nrandsintln market am   any quantity fron
10c. up,   l'rieen cannot be disputed,
'I'llOXE 98,
Frank A. Tamblyn,  Mgr.,
Baker Street, Nelson
.. L. POGUE...
Harness and  Saddlery
The leading shop. Largo
dock. Best ssorted stock
on hand. Harness, Col-
l.>rs ot best niakes,8ad-
dles, Blankets, Bells,
Whips, Brushes, Combs,
etc.
Prices satisfactory.
Cull and t-ee.
Cor. Ward and Baker
streets.
REISTERER   & CO.,
Brewers of Fine Lnger
Beer and Porter.
Drop in and see us.
NELSON,   "BTcT
We have several snaps   in   House
property:
:i Kooms and attic, 2 lots, oorner Stanley. .$1,800
I Hooiiis, 2 lots, lovely situation  1,000
l Huoms. nice oottaan. Unproved lot    iwo
.) Kooms, ��� I ..in- foundation, collar full rImj 1,550
0 Rooms Vornon strotit, 2 lots, excellent.
value  1,980
ti Hoou s. down town new, all conveniences, rented at i'MI 2,150
8 Hontus,  lui'Ko  verandah,  2  IoIh,  dead
cheap   3,:i(>0
81:mini-, all conveniences, ? lots, new.... 2,ooo
GEORGE   GURD,
With F. L  Osi.hu,
MARA  BLOCK   BAKER  ST.
Real Estate b Mines-
Young Men, Become Your
Own Assayers-
Three months will touch .vou Assaying for
This department Is in
Honor  Graduate of
Gold, silver. Connor.
ehumo of   Prof.  Suter
McGill Unlveraltj.
Live nnd learn how, cheaper than vou now
live.
Hoard and Instruct Ion In Assaying, all for
1.\vetit> -six dollars per month.
Write to the Prinoipal,
Rev.J.W.SirHRiaL.B.A.B.D.
Now Westminster.
All classc- of li>��niiiiK may be had in iI.Ih,
he only Colli'KO of Its kind lu tho Wot.
NOTICE TOCREDITORS.
In the matter of the "Companies Winding Up
Act. 18118," and in the matter of the "Nelson
Poorman Cold Mining Company, Limited." In
liquidation.
Notice is hereby given that at an extraordinary general meeting of the Nelson Poorman
Cold Mining Company, Limited, held November 17th, 1899, duly convened, a speeial resolution requiring tlie snid company to bfl wound
up was duly passed; which resolution at a sub
sequent extraordinory general meeting of tho
said company, also duly convened, and held on
])i eembor 5th, I8SW, was duly confirm* d.
A( BUOhl&M mentioned meeting lhe appointments of William Murray Botsford of the City
uf Vancouver Province of Brlt'sh Columbia,
us liquidator and Charles C. Bennett of the
game place FU inspect or, for the purposes of tho
\\ hiding up were confirmed.
Notice is also given [pursuant to "Compunies
Winding Up Act. 181(8" section 101, that the
creditors of and others having rPunis upon the
���-aid company, are required on or before thelUih
dny of January, A. I)., 1900. to send ttieir names
ami addresses, tho particulars of ilieirdclils or
claiuwand the nature of the securities, if any,
held by them to William Murray Bot>ford,
Merchants' Bank of lliilif.ix, Vancouver, B, C,
tlie liquidator of the said company.
Notice is further given that after such last
mentioned date the said liquidator will proceed
Lo distribute the assets of the said company
among Ihe parlies entitled thereto, having regard only to tho claims of which lie shall then
have noiloe.
Dated at Vnncou** er, 11. CL Pec. (ith, 1809.
OSBOKNR PLUNKKTT,
Mackinnon Bu Iding, Orunvillo Street- Vancouver, B. C.
Solicitor for the said Liquidator.
Shareholders in the siid company are requested to forthwith forward their share eer-
[1 ft Oft tea to lhe -aid liquidator inordortlml the
distribution accuring thereon may bo spoedily
adjusted.
VTOTIOH is hereby iriven that application
1^1 will he made to the Legislative Assehi
hly of tlie Province of Brisish Columbia, at ito
noxt session: for nn Act to Incorporate a Com
pany with power to construct, build, equip and
operate tramways in the Districts of Kootenay
and Yule, in the Province of British Colvmbin;
lo run and operate such tramways by electric,
steam or other power, as may be most economical or convenient; to erect and operate telegraph und telephone lines in and botweon all
tlio eities, towns, villages and settlements In
said Districts of Kootenay and Yale, with power to connect with other lines that may operate
in or outside of such districts; to supply electric, steam, air, water oro hor power io other
corporations, manufactories or individuals;
to supply light to other corporations, manufactories or individuals; to acquire and hold water rights for lhe purpose of generating power,
whether for their own uHe or tlie use of other
corporations, xtanufiietories, or individuals
tofurntahAndBUpply water to other eorpor-i-
llons, manufactories or individuals in said Districts; tn acquire und hold land, timber rights,
rights of way und other property nnd easements,
for the purposes of the Comp my, with all necessary powers in, that behalf; to nequiio all tho
assets, franchises privileges and business of the
Nelson Klcctrle Tram wny Company, Limited;
to acquire all the assets, franchises, prlvilig- s
and business of the Kossland nnd BophlO Moun
tain Klcctrle Railway Company- Limited; to
receive aid.either by wny of bunus or otherwise, from any municipality iu said Districts of
Kootenay or Yale; to obtain exemption from
taxation and other privileges fron. any municipality lu said District* of Kootenay and Yale,
und nil other usual, neeessnry or Incidental
powers nnd privileges ns nmv DO nocessurv   or
nctdontal or conductive to tho attainmonl of
1st day of
the above objects, or auy of them.
Dated at the Otty of Nelson this
December, A. D.. 1��W.
MACDONALD & JOHNSON,
Solicitors for the Applicants,
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DECORATORS.
SIGN WORK A SPECIALTY.
HiillderHwill find it to  their ndvantaKO to
IlKtire with Hi uilh'v & Co. on Painting.
Safety Fuse
As   Supplied
British   Admiralty.
GLAZING KALHOMINING
W. STARMER SMITH & CO.
Chimney Sweeping,
Houses. Offices and Stores Cl- aned.
All work done by us is guaranteed fi st class.
Leave ordora atoiHco. Ward Street, oppostt
Pontoillco.
White Countered
Gutta Percha.
Will Not Crack or Break.
weather
Absolutely safe in all
conditions.
COAL!   COAL!
Great Reduction!
(MtiMb $9.65 Per Ton
$6.15 Per Ton
CHOWS  NKST
COAL
DELIVERED.
C.W.WEST&C0.
TELBPHONK US.
Minimizes   risk   fro"11
Everything to recommend it.
Ask your dealer for them.
Manufactured by
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Cambourne, Cornwall, Engla.
ROWLAND MACHIN-
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LAWRENCE  HARDWARE
LAW Distributing AKonH
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