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Daily Edition  No. 667.
Nelson, British Columbia, Saturday, December 23. i��99*
Tenth Year
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such n move od the part of tlie Boers,
. it is said, is not contemplated. It Is
apparent therefor.- that to "make haste
slowly," is ilie truest poliay at pres-
|eut, In accordance wi* Gfjnernl Ms
thnen's dictum, the army should not
advance faster than tho slowest ox
wagon.
THE ELECTRIC" TRAMWAY.
Believed That Boers May Have to Take the
Initative.
SHORT TELEGRAMS FROM THE FRONT
How General Buller's Guns Were Lost-���Boers are Reinforced at Stormberg.���Churchill's Needless Escape.
Pro and Anti-Boer Sympathies.
London, Dei*, aa.���A dispatch from
Capetown dated Sun day December IT,
sny-; that General Methuen's primary
objeot in crossing the Modder River
appears to have been to establish
searchlight communication with Kim-
berley whioh is believed to he still ou
full rations. Tho water in tho mines
is plentiful.
On the other hand, in spite of their
usual tactins it is considered probable
that the Boers have been compelled to
assume the offensive, their commander
having arranged tor the disposition of
forces, and anticipating difficulty to
mnintnin food supplies in the position.
Moreover, it is said that there is a
growing desire among the Free Staters
to return home, which is testified to ou
many sides aud may tend to precipitate
an action.
London, Den. S3.-(4:50a, tn.)���Belated South African dispatches throw
no light upon the present, situatiou at
the seat of war. There is no confirmation of the report that Ladysmith
would hold out several weekH longer,
audit is feared that this report was
circulated by the Boers for their own
purposes.
It is hoped that Mr. Winston Churchill having arrived safelv at Delegoa
Bay, will soon he heard from regarding the condition of the Transvaal, ns
lie must have obtained much important information.
A Capetown dispatch dated Sunday,
December 17, reports thnt Commandant Diederichs of the Boer forces was
killed in a recent engagement, but no
details are given
Advices from Naauwpoort describe
everything as quiet there, nnd the
only fresh uews from Arundel concerns the weather which is excessively
hor.
The Daily Telegraph has a special
from Ohieveley, dated December Hi,
which tells how Lieutenant Roberts,
sou of Lord Rotierts, fell at Tugela
River.    It says. i
"Tbe horses of   the   1-ltli   and   iKitli
bntteries hud been   killed aud Lieu ten-J
nut  Roberts,   Captain   Subolield   and]
Captain   Oougrove   of   the   Rifles attempted   wiih   guuuer volunteers,   to
drag out the   guns.    Captain Schofield
succeeded, helped   by a   corporal   and
somo   men.    Lieutenant   Roberts   wns
hit badly   by   a  shell.    Captain   Con-
grove   was    struck    repeatedly    and I
wounded     slightly.     After   a   whilei
Captain   Congrove,    Captain     Foster!
and Major Baptie brought  Lieutenant
Roberts from the open  into a little ra- j
vino where   he   "lay   hidden fiom   the
enemy's terrible fire."
Fourteen gunners, fourteen   meu   of
the Devonshire regiment and men were
with Colonel Bullock   v.lien the retirement was   ordered.    These men   were
isolated partus of Ihe Eevonshires and
Scottish   Fusileers, ami together   with
some of tho Queen's were   cut off  nnd
captured.    Many fought  until   late in j
the  afternojn, a party of tbe Irishmen !
running   the   gauntlet    nf   the  Boer]
ii.misers.from hiding  places aloug   tbe 1
river   bunk.    On espying Colonel Bul-
look, Captain  Congrave and the others!
in the   ravino, they   called   upou   the
British to surrender.    Colonel Bullock
declined and then called  upon his men
to shoot, although his  party only   hnd
IR rifles.    The Boers retired and a parley ensued.    Then 100 Boers rode up to
within a few yards of the  parley,   but
Colonel Bullock swore   he  wonld   not
be taken a prisoner, whereupon a Boer
knocked him down with his rifle butt.
Afterwards the enemy gave our 1
wounded water and cordials, Thm,
having taken all their arms, ammnui-
tion and field glasses, they let Uiem |
return by our airbulunces. Colonel
Bullock. Colonel Hunt, Major Walter
aud Captain Goodwyn were taken prisoners. The Scottish Fusileers lost
nearly two companies captured.
A dispatch to the Daily Mail from
Chieveley,dated December 10, estimated the casualties in General Bullet's
repulse, ns 1,160 including, '4'42 missing. It announces thnt "a portion of
the   British  troops have   returned   to
Frere.''
A correspondent ot the Associated
Press ut Moddor River, under date ot
December 17, describing the changes
in the art of warfare, says:
"It would bo almost impossible to
tako such a beautiful position as Magersfontein by assault. The modem battle, owing to the length of lifle range,
will last six days where formerly it
would only hnve lasted a few hours.''
'"The Boer trenches.ahvayH  provide
a safe moans of retreat. They are very
wide and deep and are easemated at
intervals, allowing the concentration
of defenders at any given point, with
out danger to themselves. The British
hero are anxious that the Boers should
attack them and tho belief is prevalent that treachery is largely respousi-
blo for the underestimate placed on
tbe Boer forces by the cavalry scouts."
The Chievoley corresnondeut of the
Standard who attributes the whole
disaster involved in General Bailor's
report due to tho mistake of Colonel
Long iu taking the artillery too close
to the river, says :
"Colonel Long fired fnr 110 minutes
and simply exhausted his ammunition, "
Owing to the graiviy  of   the   si tun
tion, the   War Office officials will  no?
vomit their duties during   tho   Christmas holidays
Tbo War Office has issued an official
warning against British subjects, or
foreigners in British territory, trading
with, or supplying the Boer Republic,
either directly or indirectly, with nny
kind of merchandise whatsoever.
This is regarded as Bhov ing that the
Government has good evidence of the
existence of such a trltic, and that
even some English firms havo been
supplying tho enemy, perhaps unintentionally, through foreign consignees.
It is announced that two battalions
of Guards wonld bo included iu the
Eighth division. Lord Kitchener will
join Lord Roberts at Gibraltar. The
Earl of Erroll, hereditary Lord High
Constable of Scotland, will accompany
the commander-in-chief on special service.
The Earl of Derby is raising a corps
of voliiuteu-s in Lancashire. Mr.
Victor Christian Cavendish, Member of
I Parliament fot West Derbyshire, and
heir apparent of the Duke of Devonshire   has  volunteered   to   go  to  the
front.
The Capetown correspondent   of   the
Times,   under   date   of December   17,
Sterkstrom, Saturday, Dec. 1(1. ���The
Boers have beeu largely reinforced
since General Qataore's reverse at
Stormberg. Tho oountry north of
that point is in arms, and the farms of
the loyalists, nre being taken ny the
Boers who reap the crops. Boer accounts of successful engagements are
printed for distribution throughout
the affected districts.
London, Dec. 23.���The following dispatch has been received from Lorenzo
Marqnez, under date of December 17,
regarding Winston Churchill's escape
from the Boew:
"Mr. Churchill wrote General Joubert on December !), asking to be re
leased on the gioond of being a war
correspondent, General Joubert, on
December 111, replied that Mr. Churchill had been detained because he had
been reported as a combatant assisting
an armored train to escape. He added
that Mr. Churchill was unknown to
him personally) but he would accept
bis assurance that he was a non-combatant and would order his release.
The order arrived at Pretoria ten hours
after Mr. Churchill bad escaped, leaving behind him a letter expressing
gratitude for he treatment he had received. "
Tii,' Regular Service to (start ,i ! p ni
Today,
Tin-   regular   service   of the Nelson
Electric Tramway Co., will \,e started
,il 1 i,'clock today.    For   the present it
is intended   to   run  lint one oar,   and
the   service   will   bo made   ns accommodating as  possible.    That   the  cars
may be made ns   comfortable as possible, electric heaters have been   ordered
and will   be here and installed in   the
course rf a few   days.    Messrs.   Peters
and   Wilson, two   experienced   motor-
men, have   heen   engaged.    They   are
men who have   seen   considerable service in their particular line iiiTacoma,
Seattle,   Vancouver,   and   elsewhere-���
cities at which they wore  accustomed
io difficult grades aud steady work.  As
conductors     Messrs.     Hawkins     and
Kemptug will take charge of the   trolley line and look after the fares.    The
rate:'   are   regulated   by   by-law,   and
will be 10 cents   for   the   single  trip,
the only free travellers beiug   the City
Engineer, thu Chief of Police, nnd the
Chief of the Fire   Department.    Running east   and   west the cars  will   so
from the Nelson fi Fort   Sheppard  delict to the O. F.R.,while the trip south
will have its terminus at   thn  skating
rink.    A   hatd   and fast rule has   been
made that no passenger will be. allowed to ride on the front  platform   witb
tha motorman,    Cars will   stop  at the
off side of each  block,   und   tho timetable   is so  arranged   that  the  trims
and steamboats  will  be  served.    The
motor generator at   present   installed,
is only a temporary  arrangement, and
jnly carries about   half tho   power   of
the generator to he installed, and  uow
on the   way   from the  factory   of   tho
Canadian Electric Supply Co.   This, it
is expected,    will   he here   early   next
lnonh, when   the  second car will   he
called into requisition.
A
sons badly injured during the n hear-
sal of Christmas exercises uf une of the
classes at St. Francis school today.
There were 140 little girl- in the clasv
md they represented different charnot
ers. Two of them appeared as lambs,
and wore white fleece un their garments. Tlie fleece of one caught tire
from an open gas je'.and in an instant
the whole ring of little ones was in'
flames, The sisters of the -chool run to I
tho rescue and were also badly burned,
Six died almost instantly from the!
burns and four of them survived only
soon to die. Their names arc: Mary
Wavering, Alma Middendorf, Bertha
Found, Jose Rosewog, Miss Hickey
and Irene Friebucg.
w^Stt^K AFFECTING DEATH BED
Laura  Menko,   Miss   Sueuhig,   Alevn
Timpe, Jose Werner,   Father  Aulrew 	
Bntzknaben, Sister Ludwigson,   Sister '
Rudolrhia,   Sister  Theordore,     Sister
Kphia.
IAS PASSED AWAY
Dwight L. Moody Dies at
East Northfield
DISASTROUS ROCK SLIDE.
HON. MR.   FISHER'S SPEECH.
New York, Dec. 22. ��� A pro-Boar
meeting was held last night in the
Morton House which according to the
Sun was attended by descendants of
the Dutch and Germans, many
descendants of the Irish an I a
few plain, ordinary Americans.
Resolutions of sympathy with the
Boers .vera introduced and discussion
followed on every subject from the war
to the tariff, It was finally decided
to appoint a committee to arrange a
mass meeting on a large scnle to show
their sympathy for the Boers.
I Denounces  the  Stirring up of   Racial
I       Prejudice in Transvaal Matter.
Montreal,    Dec.    23. ���Hon.   Sydney
Fisher,    Minister   of Agriculture, addressed the Reform   Club   last   night.
After referring to the prosperity of the
country under   Liberal   rule and a denunciation of the pross of both   political pariiea   for endeavoring to stir  up
race prejudice in connection with Canada aiding Great Britain in   the   present Sonth African cirsis.nnd threw out
a hint that   the general elections  may
come off soon,   adding   that it was essential tbat, anod^candidates  be chosen
and tbat  a good campaign   be worked
up,   otherwise  no party could   expect
to win.
says:
"The Boev fighting line is very thin
and a single British success might
crumble it completely, The real danger, however, is not tbe military situation, but tbe likelihood of a Dutch rebellion which would make the area ot
war so vast that au addiitonal 50,000
men would he easily swallowed up in
maintaining the enormous length of
British communications, Referring
to tho tardy aooeptanoe of assistance
from   local   forces, the   correspondent
says:
"General Buller undoubtedly ut   the
beginning,   dis,.laved   a   certain  self-
sufficiency   and   unwillingness   to no-
,cept local advice and assistance, which
j events rapidly modified."
Chieveley, Camp, Natal, Sunday,
Dec. 17.���Tbo camp which was pitch-
ed to the loft of the position taken up
by the union brigade, wns shifted from
that point this morning to Ohieveley
Tho wounded are being ontrniuetd
for Pietermaritzburg, Most of the
wounds aro in the arms or legs. Doc
tor Treves is operating on 'he wounded. Sir William McCormack attended
at the railway platform and several assistant Burgeons are giving every attention.
London, Dec. 22.-.-In spite of the
delay of General Methuen in advancing, he is regarded as largely tho master of the situation.and his entrenched
position is believed io he unassailable
In tbe event of the Boers attacking
Kimberley, General Methuen would be
enabled to make a conntcrniove with
I hisartlllety and cavalry. Consequently
Amsterdam, Dec. 22. ���A committee
has been formed to draw a protest
against cruelties alleged to have been
committed by the British,in South Af
ricn.
A manifesto will lie passed to tho
people of England and tho continent
rehearsing instances,
London, Dec. 28. ���Tho Lisbon cone-
spondont of tha Daily Mail discussing
ihe Boer importation of fcod, munitions of war. etc., by way ot the Portugese port of Lorenzo Marquez, says:
Portugal is undoubtedly doing her
utmost to check tho transit of war
material for the Boers through Delagoa Bay, although Great Britain
woiiid do well to make a demand for
greater watchfulness.''
Portugal, however, is iu constant
terror of a Boer raid on her African
possessions and cannot stop tiie passage
of volunteers for tho Transvaal."
MAYORALTY CONTESTS.
Toronto. Ont, Dec 22.���John 11a-
lam, E. F. Clarke, M. P., and E. A.
Macdonald, were nominated today for
the mayoralty of Toronto. Mayor
Shaw's nomination papers wore received too late, to- be placed amongst the
list of other candidates.
Carried With it  an   Hotel, Monastery
and Seveial Villas.
Rome. Doc. 22. ���A  terrible  disaster
took place this   afternoon   at  Amalti,
the popular tourist  resort  on tho Gulf
of Salerno.    About 2 o'clock au   enormous rock, liiion which stood the Cap-
puooini Hotel, slid bodily into   the sea
with a deafening roar and   without   a
moment's warning, carrying   with   it
tho   hotel,   the   old   Capuchin    monastery, below the Hotel   Sauta   Ciilern
and several   villas.    Many people were
buried   in   the debris  which  crushed
four vessels to the bottom   of the  son,
destroying   their ciew-8.    The mass   of
earth   which   slipped, was about   fifty
thousand cubic yards.    The population
is in a state   of   terror,   fearing  fresh
calamities.    Troops   have   arrived   on
the scene and have begun rescue work.
It is believed that the loss of life   is
heavy, including a number   of  monks
aud tho occupants of tho hotel.   As yet I
it is impossible to ascertain tho  exact
number,
Amalfi is a small, bnt lively town
of 7,000 inhabitants situated at the entrance of a deep ravine surrounded hy
imposing mountains and ro'jks of tho
most picturesque forms
The Capnehiu monastery was founded in 1212 by Cardinal Piotrn  Caluano
fur the Cistercians,    but came into tbe
possession of tho  Capuchins   in   1688.
Tbo building which stood in   the   hollow of the great rock that ruse abruptly
from the sc-a to a  height   of   280   feet
contained fine cloisters and a charming
, verandah,    aud    offered     magnificent
points   of   view.    The town was nien-
tiined for the first time historically in
the 0th century when   it   enjoyed   the
protection of the eastern Emperors.  In
the 12th century the sea   began gradually to undermine  the lower  portions
and a tenible inundation in 1848 proved still more disastrous.
His Last Words and Thoughts Were for
Others���Sankey Much Affected.
Funeral Airaugements.
Ottawa, Ont., Deo. 22.���Alderman
Morris, Alderman Campbell and Mayor
Payment were nominated here today
for the  mayoralty.
Hamilton, Dec.   22.���Mayor  Teetzel
was elected by acclamation todny.
PATTERSON SPEAKS.
Owon Sound. (Int., Doc. 22.���Hon.
Win. Patterson, Minister of Customs,
addressed a large meeting of Liberals
hero last night. Ho contended that tbe
Liberals had redeemed the pledge)
made by them as a party.
Now York, Dec. 22.���The Board of
Aldermen of New York today adopted
a resolution praying "Tho God of Battles" to make tho Boors unsuccesful
in the war against England. The resolution will now go to tho council and
if that, body concurs, it will come before Mayor Van Wyok for bis approval,
CAPTAIN AND CREW SAFE, f
Cleveland, Ohio, Deo 22.���Pickett,
Mather & Co., owners of the Whale-
back br.rgo No. 115, which it was supposed had boon lost witli all on board
in the great storm earlv last week, today received a telegram from tho captain of tho barge saying that himself
and crew, wore safe, The telegram is
dated Middleton, Ont.
LAW VERS GET IT ALL
Toronto, Out , Den. 22.���The bulk
of the estate of the late .1. Brown, of
Chatham which was left to Enox College,this city,will likely all bo absorbed in claims nnd legal expenses which
have arisen since the bequest was
mado.
WE WANTS   BOOTS
'    Sir Harry Smith, after  whoso   wife
Ladysmith is  named,   was  Governor
of the Capo  Colony   some   fifty   years
ago. and mainly responsible   for qnell-
ing the Kaffir rebellions   on   the Eastern frontier of tho ('ape.    After one of
theso arduous campaigns his troops returned to Capetown in   a   terribly impoverished condition  as regarded their
outfit���torn tunics,   battered   helmets,
ragged trousers���many   nf   them with
out  boots.    Thoy    were   paraded   for
Sii Harry's inspection, who   congratulated thom on   their  gallant   conduct,
their smart aud soldierlike appearance,
etc.    This proved too much for au  old
color-sergeant   very   much   down     nt
heel, nnd an old   favorite  uf tlm Gen
oral.    Stepping    forward     from     the
ranks he respectfully saluted Sir llnrry
and   said   "Begging   your  pardon Sir
Atry we don't want no  gammon, we
wants boots."
Northlield, Mass., Dec. 22.���Dwight
Ii, Moody, thu famous evangelist died
at noun today.
Mr. Moody first knew at IS o'clock
last night, that he could not recover.
He wns satisfied that this was so, and
when the Knowledge came to him his
WOtda were: "The world is receding
and Heaven opening. "
At 7:80 this morning. Dr. Wood
found his patient in a semi-conscious
condition, When Mr. Moody recovered consciousness he snid, with all his
old time vivacity : "What's the matter? What's going on hero'-" Some
members of the family replied :
"Father yon havo uot been quite su
well and so we came in to see you."
A little later ho Bald to his boys:
j    "I bave   always boon  an   ambitions
I man, not ambitions to lay up   wealth,
but to leave you work to do."
In substance, Mr. Moody urged his
two boys, and his son-in-law, Mr.
Fitt, to see Unit tho schools in East
S'orthfield aud the Chicago Biblo Institute should receive their best care.
Ihey reassured Mr. Moody that they
should.
During the forenoon Mrs. Fitt,
his daughter, said to him, "Father we
can t spare you." Mr. Moody replied:
"lam not going to throw my life
away. If God hus more woik for me
io do I'll not leavo you."
The- arrangements  for  the funeral
nave not as yet been   fully   completed.
Out the services will be held next Mouldy afternoon, at three o'clock  in   the
Congregational Church. The burial
���\ill be on Roundtop.    This  is a    spot
un the   Seminary grounds,    near   Mr.
Moody's home, wbioh has become famous in connection with the summer
meetings.    Telegrams   and  other uios-
sages of sympathy nave been reoeived
oy tne family from friends, admirers
and co-workers with Mr. Moody, in all
parts of the country,
METHODIST M \Y GO.
Cornwall,Out . Dec, 22,-Rov. Hugh
Cairnes, president of the Montreal
Methodist conference, has wired the
Minister of Militia today offering the
services of a Methodist clergyman for
the second South Afriein contingent.
New York, Dec. 22.���Ira D. Sankey,
who for 27 yean was associated in
evangelical work with Mr. Moody, was
greatly affected at the news of his
death. To a reporter tonight Mr. San-
Key said:
"You may say that in the death of
Mi. Moody the world has lost one of
the greatest und noblest men nf the age.
1 have labored with him for thu pust 27
years, ttuvoling with him hy land
and sea, aud u nobler, braver and wiser soul I never saw. I ran apply Professor Henry Druminond's remark of a
friend, I). L. Moody was the greatest
human I over met. "
AN ELECTION  YARN.
QUEBEC LEGISLATURE.
Quebec, Que., Deo   22.���It in understood   thut the   Provincial Legislature
will meet on January II,  1000,
LITTLE GIRLS BORNEO,
MANY OHILDREN   DROWNED.
Fearful Accident to School Children at
Frelinghfim.
Brussels, Dec. 22���Upwards of 50
school nhildrer, were drowned this afternoon in an loe accident at Freling-
hem noar thn French frontier. The
sohool children had been given a holiday with permission to play on Unfrozen river, Lys. When tln-|meiri-
ment was at full height the ice broke
suddenly nnd t'ie children disappeared. A few wero rescued half dead,
tmt tho majority wero drowned,
Thirty-six bodies have been recovered,
but others are still missing. The catastrophe spread consternation through
the town, marly every family suffered
Ion
A good election story has been going
the rouuds for the past two or throo
days. Thero are two gentlemen whose
names aro mentioned in connection
with the mayoralty contest. One has
already announced himself as a candidate, und the other bas nut. Quoth
the former to tlio latter : 'I hear you
aro going to run for mayor.'' "The
trouble is that no One hns usked me
to," was tho reply. "Well for the
matter of that, no one has asked mo
either, hut I have got a vote and I am
going to run.''
A RICH DUKE DEAD.
London,    Dec.    22.��� The   Duke
I Westminster is dead.
of
Terrible Accident at a   Christmas Festival Rehearsal.
Qnincev,    III.,   Dec.   22.���Six   girls
were hurtled   to   diath, fonr  probably
fatally   burned, and  eight   other per
SINGER FATALLY INJURED.
Berlin. Deo   88.��� Heir Fritz Blank,
the famOQI Beyrouth    Wagnerian dinger, Ml HO feet ill tlm Royal Theatre lit
/ Carlsruhe, sustaining (ntal injuries.
(,(iVERNMENT DENOUNCED.
St. Jerome, Quo., Dec. 22.���The Conservatives of Terrebonne County held a
meeting here yesterday. Addresses
were delivered by Sir Adolpe Camn.
Hon G A Nantel and Mr Chanvin.
M   1' . for   tii"   County,   all of whom
denounced the Federal Government's
policy in every pnitioular.
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NELSON DAILY MINER.
SATURDAY,  DECEMBER 25.  i��99-
Nelson Daily Miner
f uiuwuui L-aily oxcept Monday.
X *r.40M Miner Printing & Publishing Co.
11  1   BEATON, Editor and Manager,
trouble and Bomo  danger, but consider |
the   amount of free ndvortisoment   he
would have missedl
MouscniPTioN Rates
Ditty per month by canter S 1 Wl
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Dur yocr  lu 00
peryuiu-by mall    600
per year foreign  WOO
PRESCRIPTIONS
Tho purity of the Drugs and Medicinos
administered to llie patient la the most
essential eleinont in tho successful treatment of disease Pro oriptlons nre oom-
p.Unned   by   us  from   absolutely   Pure
Progs In perfect condition, aud the pay
sleian'H skill will not bo nullified by old
and Impotent drugs.
Our stocks of requisites for '
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IKr year    2 00
por year, foreign    250
Subscription) Invariably In advance
Nelson Mlu *r Printing & PublishlngCo
nelson. b. c.
Telephone   No.   144.
The Nursery
The Sick Room
Are complete.   Your patronage solicited.
HOUSTON AGAIN.
When ihe offloe seeks the man, and
not the man the oflice,the public stand
a good chance of being honest!)* served. It is no doubt through fear the
the office would overlook his claims
and qualifications that Mr. John Houston comes forward, entirely on his own
motion, to announce himself a candidate for tbe Mayoralty. The office
may not care for him, but he is exceedingly desirous of embracing the
office. It can he said for the gentleman that he is never likely to he embarrassed by his own modesty.
Mr. Houston is not only out, hotfooted, for the Mayoralty, but with
characteristic Impudence presumes to
ordain what the issues of the election
shall he. He has some warrant for
this. For two years and more ho has
bullied the town, with a success that
must have afforded him present gratification, as well as encouragement to
persevere in a course that is the only
one natural to bis disposition. He
has whipped the town, or a considerable portion of it, at any iate, into a
condition of very humble, if timorous,
submission to his will and pleasure. A
year ago there was a revolt,'and the
(doctors threw him over; but his newspaper made an excellent bludgeon, and
it was not many months before he had
Iho (Jonnoil, that was elected ns a
protest against his methods, trembling
at his behests. If any one should presume to hold no opinion or express a
conviction that did not harmonise with
his own the bludgeon was brought into
play,and three times of out four tins object of its attacks was poor spirited
enough, if not to surrender his principles, at least to suspend the assertion
of them. In view of this experience
it is perhaps not so very surprising
that Mr. Houston should again aspire
to the office of Chief Magistrate of
Nelson. He has reasonable warrant
to suppose that be can bully his wny to
the position, as he has bullied so many
info fear of him ; what does surprise
is that any one of the least intelligence
and independence of character could
fail to detect that in this ease, as in
another somewhat noted one, the lion's
skin has been covering an animal of
au entirely different sort.
Mr. Houston is gracious enough lo
instruct the citizens of Nelson that
there are nine matters, or things, 01
princifles to which they are to confine
themselves as forming the issues on
whioh the uext Mayoralty election is to
be conducted. The first has reference
tc certain public "utilities." We
presume the g��ntleinan has in mind
certain publio franchises,as a watering
cart or a sandpit may bo a public utility. It is the most natural thing in
the world for Mr. Houston to defend
corporation ownership of public franchises. Be unloaded oue on the City
at a price thnt netted the compauv
owning it a profit that has beeu estimated at soveral times its value. It is
understood that the newspaper he
now controls is as much an elephant as
was the electric light system ; does he
want to be made Mayor again in order
to dispose of this ether "public utility" at another  comfortable profit?
Nurses'   Directory.
Kor the convenience of Physicians nnd
Nnivs, wo have established a Nurses'
Directory, and in order to huve it complete, request nil Nuraoa to send iu or call
and leave their naraoa and addrosBcs.
H. F. M'LEAN
Dispensing Chemist
Telephone l"5.    f. O. Bov Wi,    Bakor Street
Mail Orders Promptly Attended To.
There'll be
A Busy
Santa Glaus
The  Red   Front
.. Grocery..
XMAS   POULTRY
TURKEYS
And no modern
mechanism can
register his pace
if he distributes
all   the    pretty 1
GEESE
CHICKENS
�����������������������
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J-T-a
Morrison b Caldwell.
Telephone 134.
THOMSON'S
SEE
OUR
DOLLS
and
TOYS
Tjiomson StatioMry Co., Ltfl.
NELSON, B. C.
TENDERS
Will bo reoeived uu to Deoember 2fi,
1809 for tho sole privilege of advertising in the cars of this coniDnnv. For
particulars apply at the office of tho
Nelson Electric Tram way Co., Mac-
donalrl Block. U.
MISS PALHER
will   open  hor   Kindergarten   nnd  Primary
School In tho English Church School Boom on
2nd Jan.
Kor icrnis particulars apply to
MISS PALMER,
at the rosidoiico of Mrs. J. R. Robertson, Bakor Street, West.
i
Christmas ideas
we've got ready.
Still, we'll guarantee safe delivery ifyou'llmake
selections, for
we've the fullest
confidence in his
ability.
Wholesale Houses.
NELSON, B. C.
AERATED AND MINERAL WATERS
In au esteem sly unfair and misleading criticism of Mr. Bobbin's evidence
before Commissioner Ciute, Tbe Tribune emphasizes a fact that is a fact,
aud which is not as generally known
or appreciated as it should be. In the
Kossland camp the Miners' Union
accepts the following rate of wages:
|8.60 for machine men, $!) for hammer
men, and $.3. GO "or muckers. In the
.Slocan and Nelson mining divisions
the Union refuses to recognize that
rate, hence all the trouble during the
present year,
The Tribune says Mr. Frank Robbms
"only knows that he is working as a
mine superintendent for a firm of railway contractors, who cannot see why
miners should he paid higher wages
than men in rock cuts on railway construction," but forgets to add that Mr.
Bobbins pays his men union wages,
even thou��h they he higher than the
Kossland Miners' Union wages.
Hy the only first, class undertaker in Nelson,
MB. A. W. PURDY.   Address
NELSON FUKNITURB CO.
Applowhaite Block.      Baker st. cor. Kootenay
Or ut residence  on Silica  street,   East of
Josephine,
A. R- BARROW, a.m.i.c.e.
Provincial Land Surveyor,
Corner Victoria anil ICootenny Sts.
IJ. O. Box 559. Telephone No. 95
EV
O   GIIKKV. B. A., 0. E��� PROVINCIAL
claims Inn-Is, ci0. Agent for obtaining Crown
Grants. Olfico Turner-Boeckh block Nelson,
B.C.
E. J.SCQVIL
lilM.vi; iHMH.it:,      M>TAi;\ PUBLIC.
Windermere Minos.   CnnespondeiieoSorr.ited
WINOKRMERK. H.  O.
COAL!   COAL!
Great Reduction!
JSmSStfk $9.65 per Ton
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
PAKE PRICES.
One price
all. No big price
asked and no big
discount. The
price we mark is
standard.
Delivered to an any point on
Kootenay Lake.
I have a complete stock
on hand of
ROUGH AND
DRESSED LUMLEK,
SHINGLES,
MOULDINGS, SASH DOOR \
INSIDE FINISH.
COAST FLOORING
and
FINISHED LUMBER.
fNCORPORAT**���' *<*-70
We Hope
You will not be wiihoui
necessary liquids to brig
up Xmas.
Just
Received
the
Hon
THORPE & CO., Limitkd.���Corner Vornon and Cedar Streets, Nelson, niiinu-
faoturero of anil wholesale dealers in annueii
waters aud fruil syrups, sole aKeuts for Halcyon Springs mineral water.
NELSON SODA WATER FACTORV
-���N. M. Cummins, Lessee Kvery known
variety of soft drinks. P. o. llox 88. Telephone No. 81. Hoover Street Nolson. BotUerfl
of the Famous St. Leon Hot Bpriilgs Mineral
Water.
Direct shipment from 1
150 Cases   I'otnme y
pafne
200   t ases
queurs,
Ask  for   our
Hamper List.
.nrope,
Cham-
'; it!
vl' Assorted Li
special Christmas
CIGARS
Mill at PILOT BAY.
lards, NELSON and LARDO
HEAD  OFFICE
iisriEX-soiLsr.
J.   A.   SAYWARD.
Joy cornelh in the morning'
And in tlie evening' too,
If you eat his Home made Bread
You'll be joyful too.
KOOTENAY CIQAR MFG.. CO.-Cor-
ner Baker and Hall Streets, Nelson, manufacturers of " '.toynl Seal " and " Kootenai
Hello " brand of cigarx.
COMMISSION MERCHANTS
HJ. EVANS & OO.���Baiter Street; Nel
��� son, wholesale dealers in liquors, cigars
cement, llro b'-ick and lire el ty, water pipe and
steel rails and general commission merchants
GRAIN, HAY AND UE-*t-.Ai_o
BRACKMAN dt KER MILLING Co.
Limited.   Krone street, *.eisun. whole
sale dealers in flour, meals, etc., ami na.
and grain. Mills ,.t Edmonton, V ieloriu au
New Westminster. Klevalors on Calgary &
Kdiuoiituu Railway.
Hudson's Bay Stores
West Baker St.. Nelson.
Telephone 13.
Bennett's Improved
Safety Fuse
\s    Supplied     British    Admiralty.
GEO - 
Uraln ami . eed.   speeial uuotuiion-
F-   MOTION- - Wholcale   Ha.
nl 1 eed.   special quo
ciload lots 10all liootonaj points.
GROCERIES
MACDONALD &. 00.-��Jur..er
A.
Kro-rt-Hund jubbei'a in UlaiirtuUs glove--, imu.s,
boom.
IIU11   a hi l   JUMptUUti   OtCOOUi   Wliuie-itU'
Mi
I'uhiHT;..  mticKinitwH uml  millers' huh
Ask your Grocer for it.
Grocers carry it :
These
KOOTENAY SUPPLY CO- lutokd
Vuriiuu airuoi, -Mduo-j- Import** rn, nnole*
-���.iic grucui'ri.
KIRKPATRICK & WILSON.
J. A.  IRVING & CO.
MORRISON & CALDWELL.
LAST END GROCERY.
GEO. BELL Si CO.
T. A. SCAN LAN.
COLE'S  GROCERY,   Hume Add,
HUMPHREYS & PITTOCK.
to
COAL
n:"uv   '���''" $6.15 Per Ton
DELIVERED.
CW.WEST&CO.
TK'jKPHONE 88.
P
Opera House Block,
Victoria St.
Wil
Open on Wednesday,
Jan. 3, 1900.
If the Minors' UnioiiK of Kootenny
wnro consistent, every Union man
workin�� in n Rowland rnino would be
what they call a "ncnl)."
It iH doubtful whether Lieutenant
Churchill is sorry that General Jon-
bert's lettnr did not arrive sooner. It
wonld huve saved   hnn   a good deal of
BOOKKEEPING.
SHORTHAND,
TYPEWRITING.
and up-to-dritc Business Methods taught expeditiously and thoroughly. Present spaco
limited,   Register early.
NIGHT CLAdrtES FOR -USY PEOPLE will
be opened immediately, In addition to
the regular branche-��, classes in primary
work will be farmed for those whoseearly
opportunities   have    been    lost.     Terms
reasonable.   For further information ap-
RATTRAY  &   MERRILL.
Victoria Strait, nenr City Hall.
Fraternity Hall
�� "I-lllili IT .1  KoollMlll.Y SI*.
can be rented for Concerts, Lectures.
Diinoes, Banquets and every kind of en
tcrtiiiinii nt. (io.nl ante-riioniB, cloak
rooms. Kitchen end dining room furnished.   For term- apply
DR. K. C. ARTHUK  Oitv
The Elliot Block,
Baker St.
PATENT VAPOR
AND   MEDLCAL   BATH
most fiflflcaoious in checking disease and
ptwervinK h-ulih, highly recommend
ert ny the Medical Faculty nnd profrn-
uii.nal urses. One bath will break up
the most severe cold.
Imperial Silverware
The best goods on the market, beautiful designs, and every articlo guiirun-
tecil for ton years.
Chautauqua OomMnation 'Writing Desk
aud Drawing Board.
The  best Klndorgarlon   Combination
evor invebtcil for children or young
people. Fully fu'tiislied with instriic
lion book, crayons, ele., invaluable for
homo education.
The Silverware and Desks are most suitable
for Christmas presents. Cull and inspect goods
at my olllce, Hall street between Haker and
Vernon.
Agent for
Hi-iii-b Columbia.
FRESH AND SALT MEATS
P  BURNS & CO-"aHer Street,  Nelson,
���   wliolu-.alu duaiers in fie.-,h and curu-i
in.-.. 1 n.   Cld storage.
WtST KOOTENAY BUTCHER CU
-unKcr street, kelson.   Wholwaledealers in fre-h and cuied meats.
HARDWARE &  MINING SUPPLIES
HBYEKS 4 CO.-Coiner liaker 11...I
��� Josepluiio Streets, .Nelson, wuolesale
ueaiei-c in hariiware ami mining bUpyUes.
Agents for Oiaut Powder Co.
ANOmjVER~HARl3WARE   CO'Y.
i.imi l M> n.iLcr aLicot, .V-lson, wluilc-
sale dealers in hardware aud mining supplies,
plumbers' and tinsmith's supplies.
White Countered
G-utta Percha.
Will Not Crack or Break.
Absolutely safe  in
condition:
ill weathe
10'
N
ELSON  HARDWARE
-un- ,iuuh- ,1,1.1 ui'n.
OO.���Whole-
LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.
T~ URNfcR,
VuniOn  ti
BEETON   &   00.--yorner
aim    .1.1 ���!', Minr       "rUUlv,    Xu'.tUII
w lu)m���suit:    ilr.-lt'.r-  ill  liquul'-i   OlgATfl   <UKl   tll>
Kuoctb.   Ageut-ifor Pabai-iirewiug Co ut fldli-
wu. keo untl Uolgary BcowliigOo   uf i   Iguiy.
HUDSON'S BAY OO.- -vhoitroaie K��u-
uunuHUiiU liquuin,ouu., liakurot., NeiH.-n.
JOHN BLtVNEY,
Every Man
liken to ilrcsH in PiiBhioDnble nnil
Nice Fitting Garments if he .'an
do bo at 11 ri-iiHiiiiiilili! prioe. M>
Fall nnd Wiuter Samples are now
complete in BuitinKB, Overcoat! *,-
nnd Fnncy Vestings, (live mr r
oall and 1 will quote you pri-jjs
that will astonish you.
Ladles'Tailoring  In   all   its
brunches, a specialty.
Stevens
The
Tailor
Rooms 1 and 11
Clements-Hillyer Block
Druo &
BOOK 60.
Nelson Cleaning and Dyeing
Establishment.
8. D. P1ERK.F, Prop.
Ladies' and Gents' Clothing cleans 1
dyed, altered and repaired.
SATISFACTION  GUARANTEED
ileal- ��.r ��'hi.-in- H.tt.-i. vrihON
PROVISIONS, PRODUCE & FRUITS
JY GRIFFIN A CO.-Crner Vornon
��� anil josupliiiio streets. Nelson, wlio.esale
dealers in provisions,cured meals, nutter and
eggs.
SASH AND DOORS
NELSON SAW AND PLANING
MILLS, I.lMlTKIi���Corner Krom. anil
Hall stream, Nelson, manulaetiirers of and
wholesalo dealers in snsh ui d doors; all kinds
of faetory work made 10 order.
ACETYLENE GAS
,u _
Minimizes    risk    from    liiint,'   fuse
Everything to recommend it.
Ask your rlaaler for thom.
Manufactured by
tVillin EkhgU Sou ft a.
Cambourne, Cornwall, England.
ROWLAND MACHINi
Oouerol Agent for Cauo lu.
LAWRENCE   HARDWARE CO.
Distribution Agents.
Tii.-ri- Is h title
whlcb iiiken ni Hi'
Iiiik-.- Mial.i--|>i-i'ii
In  the nil iir. nl' iium
Uoild lead-, im I" '""
DO
YOU
FULLY
REALIZE
VANSTONE'S DRUG STORE.
no<* Josepliinu and itaKor istieets.
- Oor,
Agt*
for Cateiu.n Carbide und W elland Aeetylene
(hi   .Mai-liiiie Co.
Tlnvt. V"ii are todnj i" tl"' ""
part of the world in which ti
fol'tltliC?
Ibis?
Wliv
1 likely
niuke 11
not stop and cousider
ming;
Boufflit and Sold
d others worked
ASSAYER'S SUPPLIES
WF. TEETZEL& CO- Corner Baker
��� and Jo-epliin, streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers in assayer's supplies. Agents for
Denver Fire Clay Co. of Denver, Colorado.
Tena and
Mary Belle c,,,,
ine Co., is one of the sales
the market.    Thorou
cordiatly invited.
600 Richelieu
atu
by   the    Weston
da Gold Mi"*
t buys on
inspection
1000 Noonday
TAILORING
CLEANING
REPAIRING
ARTHUR GEE,
1 Opposite Clarko Hotol.       Merchant Tailor.
>
C. D. J. CHRISTIE
GENERAL   BROKER
Money to Loan
Collections   Solicited
FOrTSALE.
A 7-room Iiousp, all conveniences.   Large lot 8   2,(100
An 8-iuoin bn se   (new),  two
corner lots       2,700
(BolhAl buy*-)	
4 Doors West Dominion Express Office
GLAZING KA1.KOM1NING
W. STARMER SMITH & CO.
Pali aM Paprlaiii
Chimney Sweeping,
Houses, OITices and Stores Cleaned. I
All work clone by us is guaranteed first class.
Leave ordora utoillce   Ward Sireet, opposite I
Poatoflloo.
4-room
bouse    a
nd    Furniture,
Hou��e   and   lot
business putt (if ciiy
f r pale, close
Prloe t-f*^'
-GALLON
H. A. PROSSER,
BROKER.
Ward Street-and Kel in on I!��;.
Jorrespondeiieo Solieilen.
.-round floor.
Ill Cat*
A   SNAP!
Machinery
uml
; Of tl"'
Doratha Morton
MINE   FOR  SALE-
For particulars nppb' to
J. C.T. CROFTS, Mi
Bakor Street, Nelson
.MBOH-B-
"PW1 ��- NELSON  DAILY MINER, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23,  1899.
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XMAS GIFTS
The last few days has witnessed the greatest rash of Xmas buying we have yet experienced.   No wonder when
the daintiest of Xmas Goods are placed before the Public at such wonderfully low prices they are bound to go. JNo
pushing needed to make sales here.  Our goods sell themselves.   This the last day for gift buying we present
Most Extraordinary Values in Xmas Goods
We are not here to save you money, not a bit of it, we are here to make all the mone; we possibly can, but when
we can do so at the prices that have hitherto ruled at our store, you've no objections.
Ladies' Kid Gloves 1.00, 1.25, 1.50 up to $2.50.
Ladies' Silk Blouses 5.00, 5.50, 7.50, 10.00 and
$12.00.
Fancy Silks, in waist lengths only, 3.75,   4.50,
5.50 and up to $15.75 each.
Ladies' Black and  Colored  Silks from 35c.   to
$1.50 the yd.
Ladies' Silk Hdkf's from 15c. to $2.50each.
Japanese Silk  Table and Piano Drapes.
Ladies' Ostrich Tip and Spangled Fans.
Fancy Dress Patterns from $3.00 to$'5.oo each
Fancy Linen Table Covers.
Chenille Table Covers.
Ladies'Umbrellas.
Ladies' Silk Underskirts.
Ladies' Tailor made Suits.
We've remembered the men as well
Men's Smoking Jackets.
Men's Bath Robes.
Men's Silk Hdkfs.
Men's Fancy Vests.
Men's Ties.    We are always getting  new
goods
Men's Lined and Unlined Gloves.
Men's   Fancy Dress Shirts.
Men's Silk Mufflers.
Men's Wool, Cashmere Silk Mixed Socks.
A multitude of styles awaits you   in   these
goods.
HARTIN  O'REILLY  &  CO.
Houston  Block, Baker Street,
Urn
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Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants
HEAD OFFICE NELSON, B. C.
tt"***2."*** ��� ������ *���* ������������ ~i^*tS?'
I       Branch Markets in Ro'-sland. Trail, Kelson, Kaslo
reasonable  prices, Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.
j Orders by mall to any branch will hove care'u' and prompt attention.
stIte of the
L
' proved with tho large inorease in
Hie receipts
Regular Letter  From the
Miner's Correspondent
DOWNWARD TENDENCY.
Shares of All Kinds Adversely Effected
by the Eise in the Bank of
England's Rate.
London,   Deo,   3.���(Special    Correspondence of The   Miner.)���The   lise
whioh   hns   lately taken plaoo   in  the
"alue of money has  compelled the   directors of the Bank of England to raiBe
their minimum  rate   to  6   per  cent.
Previous to the publication of  the announcement, opinions  were divided as
to   wether    Buch   a  step   shonld    be
taken us it, was known  that the  Bank
of England was uot  discounting  bills
below this figure.    In connection with
the   fortnightly    settlement   ou    the
Stock Exchange,   bankers were able to
obtain about 6J4  per  oent   for  loans.
Another element of uncertainty   is tho
manner in  which the  further  monetary requirements of   the Government
in connection  with   the  war will  be
mot.   Gilt edged securities,   under the
influence of dearer money, have shown
weakness, and  Consols havo  declined
to lv'21^ for money, alter  being  mnch
lower, in fact nearly all tbe high class
foreign bonds have been  weak, for instance Chinese Bonds, 7 pei   oect.   are
quoted   101   (Silver   loan), tbe ti   per
cent gold loan   is   108   and 6 per cent
(gold lonn) nt 1)8 and the 4\_ per cent,
(gold loan)   at  S:."���.    Japanese  bonds
are easier at 108J<j.    Silver   has   hardened to 27J4 pence, but   rupee paper is
lower at  64%.    Another  reaction  has
occurred in Indian stock in   sympathy
with Consols,the 8>�� per cent are quoted at 110  ex-div.,   the   8 per cent,   at
10n'<; ex-div., and the 2><j dt   8!M4   ex-
div.
The London Banks are certainly
reaping a rich harvest from the further
sharp advance in discount, rates, consequently the market for the various
bank shares bave advancod. Australian bunks havo been fairly steady and
show little or no change. African
bank shares havo shown some irregu-
Inrity and are fairly firm. In the
home rail market, of course the most
sensative of any to dearei money and
tho fresh rise lu the bank rate dominates here with its influence, an all
round decline bus occurred although
some of the heavy stocks under ordinary   circumstances   would   have im-
ic receipt.
Tbe industrial market in which business during the piiBt   week   has   been
less animated,   shows a corresponding
weaker    tendency.    Tho    stiff    rates
charged at the carry-over, and the big
bull account which was disclosed, was
nlso uot calculated to encourage opera
tors  to   enter   into   fresh   speculative
oonmifments.      Lipton'B   have    been
sold, hut Lyon's and Salmon & Gluck-
steins have improved. Slaters are about
the same, but A. Baker & Co., remain
depressed   on tbe other   hand.   Armament and ammunition shares keep very
much to the  friont, but the buying of
Vickeis  and  Maxim   is  evidently becoming    reckless.     Armstrong's    are
Ipss active, while National  explosives,
Hotchkiss  and   Colts  guns have  heen
dealt in to  some  extent.    Iron  shares
have been in demand, and also tho various timber companies   of   West   Australia.    Hudson's   Bay,   Rovril's   and
Mutoscopes  hav;   shown ilnllness.
In the American market quotations
' have been rather irregular in conse-
j quenoe of tbe various rumors of coming deals and consolidations of different railroads. A feature has been a
sharp vine In Baltimore and Ohio issues. Southern Pacifies havo reacted,
but this is thought to he temporary.
Northern Pacifies and Union Pacifies
show a moderate improvement, bnt
Milwaukee and Louisville have not
attracted much attention. Erics are
harder, but Wabash and Donver preferred havo beeu lower.
In the Canadian market Cnnadinn
PiicifioH, all bough they showed a net
iucreeas of $155,000, it was not sufficient to prevent a reaction. Grand
Pranks have also given way.
In the mining market the sharp lise
in the value of money wns takes advantage of liy the joh'iers to shake
out the weak bulls in the Sout li African sections. The fluctntions in prices
have not been wide, Raiirt Mines are
.�������12, Consolidated Gold Fields, i'T1,,
East Hands, are ��7.'o, Randfontcins,
SW, Moddcri'ontein. ��flja, Mays Onus,
Robinson, Ferreira, Hereof, Golden-
hnis Estate wete chiefly affected. Tbe
stocks of Barnato'8 have shown a remarkable firmness. Amongst land
snares South African Gold Trust,
Oceuua and Transvaal developments
are firmer. In tbe diamond shares, De
Beors aud New Jagorafontein are lower.
In the West Australian market here,
again the rise in the hank rate exercised an adverse influence. Fresh
raids have been made against the
London end Globe group, aud more es
peolally against Lake View Consols,
which hnve dropped to ��20 but this is
only a market movement as the news 1
from tht mine continues to be most
favorable. Ivanho-s have been strong.
Standard Exploration Associated G.
M., Great Boulder nre all easier.
Hnnnan's Biownhill have hardly moved by the declaration of the fifth dividend" of 7s. ��d. per share. Nearly all
along the line little or no business is
reported in Ihe other viuious shares.
In the Indian and New Zealand sections little or no business is  reported,
 --'n dull.
pnnios appealing for subscriptions this
week viz,. The Sultana Mines of Oan
adrt, Ltd.," capital of ��275,000 in
ahares, of which ��50,000 is reserved
for worikng capital; The Briseis Tin
Mines, Ltd., Tasmania, with a capital
Of ��600,000 is offering .��-400,000 shares
of ��1 each,of which 110,000 is for working capital. Tho directorate is a
strong one having the Right Hou.
Earl of Chesterfield, P. O., as chairman. And the English Electric Manufacturing Company, Ltd , with n
capital of ��885,00 iu shares of ��5 each,
or a first mortgage stock of ��125,000.
This Oarnpany is formed to work and
equip electric railways and 'ramways
in yariouB parts of England.
^Waverly
Hotel
NELSON, B. C.
NEXT DOOR TO OPERA HOUSE.
C. A- PROSSER,   Manager.
Atlantic S. S. Lines
Krom Portland. Me. ���
Allan I.lno "Liiiireniltm" Den. Ti
Allan Line 'i'tiri-iim'* Jim.  Bj
Dominion Line "Carobroman* Deo.30|
Dominion Line "Vancouver"  Jan. 18
Krom New York ���
.Dec. 27
,.Jan. -
Dec. 27
While Star Lino "Teulouie"	
North Gorman Lloyd "Saalu*1	
inericiLii Lino ���'St. Paul"	
While Star Une "Cymrio"	
Rod Star Line "Wesiernlanil" ......
Canard Line "I'mbria"	
tnohor Line ''Anono'la** 	
Allan Slate Lino "St-ale of Nebraska'
Cunard Lino 'Campania". ��� _.
Krom IloKton. Ma>s.
Dominion Line "New Kuidai d" . ,. -Jan. .'1
PaHHilKOH ul-rangeri in and from all Kuropeati
poinU. Kor rates, ticket* and full Infcrmatlon
npplytoC.P. H, dopotiiKont or i' K. Hoaaloy,
City Pan i'n,;,-i AKent. N'olHon. B.I'
W. P, P. CUM MINOS,
General AuonU O P. It. < nileo-  Winnipeg
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.Dec. 30
consequently they remain ���	
Tbe British Columbia Le Roi aud B.
tin XJU....W ���
A. O., are lower in the general renc
tion in tbo London and Golio group.
Copper Rhares have been fairly active
although copper is a little lower iu
price and is now quoted ut ��78, 17s (id
There have been  several
several   new  com-
LOOAL BREVITIES.
The sewer rentals nre  somewhat   in
arrears, and yesterday   the City Clotk.
Rent out somu  seventy notices, calling
upon defaulters to pay up.
There was a Santa Clans Surprise
party at the Methodist Ohnrch last
night. It was an agreeable surprise
to tho mauy who took it iu. There
was a largo attendance, and a most
enjoyable timo was spent.
As announced at tbe timo in The
Miner, Mr. Perry, on behalf of the O.
P. R., made some prelitninnrv surveys
up Ten Mile Creek to Camp Mansfield,
As a result of his report it is reliably
Stated that next year a railroad will lie
built np Ten Mile Creek, through
Oamp Mansfield to Kaslo via Kaslo
Oteek. A party of surveyors start out
next week.
Tho Fire Brigade bad a meeting the
other evening at which it was decided
to so regulate the alarm syRtom br to
let the public nnd brigade know where
to locate a call, All points above Victoria Street will be known by three distinct peals, repoated as often ns is
necessary, and for points below Victoria Street the general alarm will he
sounded.
The Oity Clark has issued nutices to i
all water mid electric light consumersI
three months In arrears, tbat unless a
settlement bo made forthwith the service will be ont off. Defaulters for license fees, sewer rentals, health department charges, etc, will-tie pros*
seated if the outstanding nocountB
due by them are not paid in. The
mayor and council arc anxious to hava
a clean slate before leaving oflice.
Persons owing nny money to tbe
management of the recent smoker in
aid of the wives and families of tlie
soldiers fighting in Sonth Africa, are
requested to promptly pay over same to
Mayor Neelands or Mr. George Beer,
who alone nre authorized to receive the
accounts. They are anxious to have
matters settled up at once, so as to be
able to forward the proceeds of the entertainment to London, nnd publish a
full staloment of receipls nnd expenditures.
Tbe management of the Kootenay
Lake General Hospital wishes to acknowledge the following gifts during
the   past   three   months.    From   Mrs.
Dny, magazines ; from Mrs. Moore, four   ____^____	
flannel invalid jackets; from   the Lnd-   i___!_,_ _..'__   ��.���,      ����        ���',	
ies   Aid,   table linen ; from Mrs Paid-   I'-inSidll   HalT  DrCSSlllff
win, pickled fruit and cake ; from Mrs. ,
Rainfnther, fruit;   from   Mrs.   J,   l.
Stocks, ningazines; from Mrs. Aitkins,
flowers; from Mrs. Squires, vegetables;1
Parson's Produce  Company, barrel of j
apples.
TADDY & CO.
London, Eng.
ESTABLISHED 1SO YEARS
"ORBIT      Brand and
PKti llfcrv. Navy Cut Tobaccos.
Accsts for Cai����ih. i JAMES TURNER &. CO.
Hamilton. Ont.
Jan. 21 ��� 	
lliTh'eNelsonElectricTramwayCo.Ltd,
Dee. 801   "'
Young Men, Become Your
Own Assayers*
Three inonllis will tmirfi you AfHHyinK for
Gold, Silver. Copper. This doptirttncnt ih In
������hurt-re of Prof. Suter, Honor Gnuluutg of
McGUl Unlvowlt),
Live and learn how, cheaper than yota now
Hvo.
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LOTS FOR SALE ON EASY TERHS
Large number Choice Building Lots adjacent to tlie
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
Board and  InMriK'tlnn In  AJMayipff, lill for
twenty-all dollftrn ticrwonih.
Write to the I'rinoliml,
Rev.J.W.Sii'i'Ki:i.i.,B.A.B.D.
New WoHtminntor.
All  olaJBQ* of W'nn ii .-  in.!���. !.'��� hud in IhK
he only ('oil ffe nf itn kind in the Went,
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Bed Room Suit.
Hall Rack.
Side Board.
Couch.
Music Cabinet.
Picture.
Drapery.
Dressing Table.
Onyx Table.
Extension Table.
Parlor Suit.
White Enamel Bed.
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A Nice Leather Smoking
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Oak Plush Cover Smoking Chair
Morris Reclining Chair.
Conversation Couch.
Photo Frame
Chiffonier.
Newspaper File.
Desk and Book Case Combined
Picture for the Library.
Leather Couch.
Pipe Cabinet.
Shaving Mirror.
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XI
1899.
WIN
An Important Topic is Fully
Debated*
A   CO.'S    DEPUTATION.
The Companies Will Charge the Policy-
Holders With 15 Per Cent. Extra
if the Tax is Levied.
A hpecial uieoting of the Oity Council wiih held yesterday afternoon, for
tlio purpose of considering the report
the of Oity Soliaitor re the fire iiiRUr-
nnoo oompnny by-lnw, nnd some miscellaneous business. Mayor Neelands
presided. Aid. Bei>r, Kirkputrirk,
Pletober and Hillyer were also present.
The Hnlnry account for the month
���wax passed, amounting to fHos.
The following   fltatoninnt   wns   suli
niitted by the Oity   Olerk ns  showing
tho receipts for the month  of  November last:
Keal estate tnxeH    555 '0
Eleotrio light rates  1,959 19
Wnter  rates   1,081) BI
Liieonsos      803 BO
Police Court fluns     iiK ;>r>
Pewer rateB     112 OB
Misoellaueous     575 no
Bond tax     428 00
Dor tax         2 00
Burial permits and   cemetery
lots '���' ���  5 00
Supplies sold        1-1 10
Government ��rnnt     780 98
Health Department     598 00
WeiKh scales      15 00
Total  t0,
The   disbursements   tor   the
month wore as follows:
Fire department $
Polise department	
Misoellaneons	
Printing and stationery	
Public buildings ai.d grounds
Hewer construction  1
Sewer maintenance	
Eleotrio light construction, ... (
Eleotrio light maintenance,
Waterworks construction  B
Waterworks maintenance	
Streets	
Sidewalks	
Weigh scales	
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Total 114,678 48
The   Oity   Olerk explained   that the
noafy items in the disuursemeiits for '
eleotrio light, s<*wer and water construction nve covered by debenture, auri
that if theso sums be deducted from
the total it would show that Ihe receipts far exceeded tbe expenditure
for tbe month.
The Oity Solicitor's opinion was
road on tho Eire insurance Oo. 's By-
\vn. It was that tne Council are empowered to collect from every insurance company doing business in the j
City since January, the sum of $100,
and ho suggested that from other in-
! suranoe oompauies doing business in
Nelson for a lesser period a proportionate part thereof be collected, thus
making all licenses expire nt the same
time, at tho end of tho term of the
Council.
Aid. Hillyer said tbat the result wns
jnst as he anticipated. When first it.
was deoided to tax tho companies, h
sum of 1200 per annum was named,
Then it was reduced to **!00 on the understanding that tho rate ol' insuranee
would be lessened.
But no reduction took place although
the Oity went to considerable expense
iu equipping aud maintaining the lire
department. He thought the Insurance companies had broken faith with
the City, and ho hoped tho tux would
now be collected.
At this stage of the proceedings
Messrs. H. Cameron, C. D. ,1. Christie,
A. R. Sherwood nnd A. G. Gamble,
representing insurance companies doing business in Nelson, entered the
room.
Aid. Beer did not agree with Aid
Hillyer that thero was a breach of
faith OU Ihe part of the companies. It
was bnt right, that the Oitv should
collect something from tlmse companies, but what the amount should he
was a poiut that would havo to be decided. When the question wan beforo
the Finance Committee, the opinion
wbh that $200 was too much, and $110
per annum was proposed .;s a fair rate.
The Council, however, did not think
this enough, and a compromise was
effected at flOO.
Aid. Hillyer considered that Nelson
was as well protected against (Ire as
Vancouver or Now Westminster, and
Nelson hns spent as much ns either, in
proportion to the size of the City.
He was surprised to see the insurance
companies opposing this tax. The citizens were pn> ing a higher rate than
thoy should bo paying, and the companies should contribute something to
the City's funds.
Tbo Mayor agreed, hut he expiess-
cd the opinion that $100 per annum
was too much.    He thought *25 a yenr
tho   amount of
would be   enough
business done.
Aid. Fletcher asked what insurance
companies paid in other places.
The City Clerk explained tbat in
Victoria aud Vancouver tbey paid ifaOO
a year.
Aid.Fletcher asked if tbo imposition
of the tax would result in the withdrawal of tho companies.
Mr. Cameron explained that some
companies won'.d   doubtless withdraw,
Mr. Cameron instanced a case iu
Manitoba where the Government imposed a live per cent, tax on insurance
companies. Tho companies put this
live per cent on the insurers. The iiiMir
ers got up an agitation against it, and
the result wns that the Government
had to withdraw the tax. Wherever a
In* was put on insurance companies
the companies transferred it to the poi-
icy holders.
Aid. Hillyer asked how   it   wbh thnt
but that others would remain in    bus- I jnsnrauee rates were lower   in   Nelson
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120 17
11 70
8 25
,875 86
:i() no
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108 ��0
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104 15
128 78
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iness and increase their rates lo per
cent as the Council had been notified
by the beard of underwriter*. The
bands of tbe lo^al agents wero practically tied by the Board of Underwriters. If tho tux is to be collected the
rate ot insurance will bo increased,
and this would work n hardship on
the insurers.
Mr. Sherwood explained that there
were about, forty companies doing business in Canada nnd that some !15 of
these were represented iu Nelson.
Somo of these did a good business,
while there wero others who did not
take morn than (800 or $l()() a yoar out
of the City. Tbe latter could not
afford to pay a tax of $100 a year.
Aid. Fletcher asked what amount of
insurance wiih carried in Nelson.
Mr. Cameron replied that it is in the
neighborhood of one million and a
half dollars, The rute on Stool
nbout three per cent. There weie
few companies in the City to whom
tins additional IB per cent, would
mean $100 u yenr.
Aid, Fletcher figured out thnt on
the losses named the Insurance companies by paying |100 a year, nnd imposing nn extra IB per oeut. would be
profiting to the extent of $0,700. Of
this the City would not probably gel
more than $1,000.
Mr. Cameron was willing to admit
liint n 16 per cent, increase wns high,
bnt such was the decree of the Board
of Fire Underwriters, and insurance
companies wore bound by it.
Aid. Beer suggested a compromise of
$50, provided tho insurnnce companies gave a guarantee that thoy .would
not impose the proposed  15 nor cent,
Mr. Gamble���"Why should we pay
more than $25, the same as others?"
The Olerk explained in reply to a
question, that loan and express companies paid u tax of $50 a year.
Aid. Hillyer���"Other companies
will come in here nnd be glad to do
business without putting on 15 per
cent.''
Aid. Fletcher pointed out that tbe
companies wero bound by the decision
of the Board of Underwriters
Aid. Hillver did uot view the mnttel
iu this light,
six years ago, when they   had   no  fire
department, than thoy were today.
Mr. Shefwood explained that at that
time thero wns but little insurance and
the risks wero not as grent.
Aid Hillyei contended that the com-
panios undertook to reduce insurance
rates ns soon as the fire department
and waterworks system wore put in
order. This hnd heen dono, but there
was no reduotlon.
Mr. Cameron expressed his opinion
that if the Oity had a chemii al engine, a lire alarm system, and a paid
firo brigade, the rates would be ro-
duced.
Aid. Hillyer maintained that thoy
had a raid (ire brigade���18 men on
tho pay roll���nnd hnd better water
pressure than Vancouver or New Westminster,   Tbeir fire apparatus was al-
was' so good.
The Mayor asked if the under Wl iters
would oejeot to the companies paying
$25 n yenr?
Mr. Cameron would give no undertaking on this point, nnd pointed out
'hut tho agents In Nelson were iilroady
payng $25 u yenr.
Aid. Beer asked if thero was any
guarantee thnt if a chemioal engine
and a fire alarm system weio to be in-
tr uluced the insuiance rates would be
lowerod.
Mr. Cameron replied thnt he belioved
they would.
The deputation hero withdrew and
the whole subject was again disousnod
in Oouuoil.
Aid. Hillyer moved, seconded by
Aid. Kirkpntrick, thnt tho Oity Clerk
be culled upon tn notify the insurnnce
companies that the tax of $100 per nn-
iiiiiii would huve  In be   paid.
Aid. Fletober moved as an amend,
ment, seeondod hy Aid. Boer that the
matter stand over until next meeting
nf Ihe Council.
|    The   Mayor   Supported   the   amendment which carried,
It was decided in build a sidewalk
on Stanley Street; from Baker Stroot to
tho rear of the Hudson's Bay Co. :s
new block, and tho Council adjoin nod.
Merchants' Bank of Halifax,
Incorporated 1869.
Capital Authorized   ....   $2,000,000
Capital Paid Up, $1,500,000, Reserve, $l,25o,o	
Head Office: Halifax, Nova Scotia,
(leiict '.I Banking; Business transacted; Sterling Bills of Exchange Bought
and Sold, Letters of  Credit, Etc., Negotiated.
Accounts received on tbe most favorable terms,   Interest allowed on spi    I
deposits and on Saving Bank accounts.
BRANCHES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Atlin, Bennett, Grand Forks, Nanairao, Nelson, Rossland, Vancouver, Vancouver East End, Victoria, Ymir.
Geo. Kydd, Manager, Nelson, B.O.
Turner Beeton & Co.
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VICTORIA. VANCOUVER LONDON. Eng.
WHOLESALE   MERCHANTS.
LIQUORS,   DRY   ftOODS,   ORE  BAGS.
CAR OF PABST BEER
Just arrived from Milwauki
tkee.
ELECTRIC SUPPLIES
Complete Electric Equipments for Electric Powei^
mission and lighting for -..mes,  towns,.etc
tures, LampsBelh*. Telephones, Annunciators, a_^
Josephin* S*
rans-
Fix-
IS. c.
SMOKE "ROYAL  SEAI> "CIGAKS
West Kootenay Butcher Co.
AU.   KINDS   01'
Fresh   and    Salted   Meats
WHOLESALE  AND RETAIL
Fish and Poultry in Season
E. 0. Iwves. ggffi*
Baker stre^-i
��� Orders by mail receive careful and prompt att
jntion. NELSON DAILY MrtN-BR, SATURDAY,   DFXE/MBER 3;,, 1^99
XMAS IN "NELSON
THE  FESTIVE SEASON   IS AMPLY
PROVIDED FOE.
Holiday Tecorations and Preparations on
a Larger Sc lie Than Exm in tb��
City's HiBtory.
Christines in Neboo is always a
merry time and the present season is
no exception to tlie rule. Thore is nn
absence of snow, except on the hill
nirles, which somewhat rletiaots from
the juvenile notion of tho conditions
mirier which Sautn Claus in Bnpposed
to make liin appearance. Nevertheless, tho Rhop windows nre a source of
delight to the youngsters, who yesterday, despite the rain, were to ho seen
in groat, numbers taking iu tho various artistic displays. A few days ago,
when tho ground was covered with
snow, slens wero in grent deniiind, bin
yesterday they were Roarcely admired,
But there were toys in ohoioost i;ui
ety for the young, Gifts in choi-esi
profu-ion for the older heads, and seasonable substantial and dainties to
gratify the most fastidious housewife,
Storekeepers complain that tho open
season has somewhat retarded trade especially in dry goods,but to compensate
for this draw-back those establishments
nre displaying a great array of holiday
attractions, Those with means, cau
satisfy their every wantibnt those who
are not troubled with this world's are
not forgotten, This is a season whon
every heart is open, and "the poor,
who are always with us" are uct, forgotten. An active committee is at
work seeking nut homes which aro not
full and plenty, with the object of
making them happy; Mayor Neelands
invites all who have not tho means to
supply tho Christmas turkey to let him
have the pleasure of doing so; P.Burns
& Co.. only want tn know who cannot
afford a good Christmas dinner, and
they will supply the main ingredients;
and scores of oilier goid people are at
work to add Christmas cheer to their
less fortunate neighbors.
All the grocery stoves devote a great
deal of attention tn   window dressing.
The Hudson's Bay Co., not being in
their new building, content tnemgelves
by displaying a big range of turkeys,
geese, etc., outside, and depending upon their well esta dished reputation
for carrying a complete stock within
and supplying their famous speeial
Christmas hampers. Messrs. Kirkpatrick <& Wilson, present a vory plentiful
window front���a massive square of
raisins, currants, oundied peels, fruits,
oto..artistically set off with nnts of all
kinds. In another window is shown
11 beautiful collection of chinaware,
any article of which would make a
nice Christmas present. Hyde <fc Tits-
worth have also a big display of seasonable goods, ani a few crates of live
turkeys who seem lo prefer the carving knife to confinement. Messrs.
Morrison & Caldwell, are in their new
and spacious quarters, which are
slill known as the Red Front, and despite the worry of moving, have managed to make n veiy al tractive win
dow display. It is set off in Bq'uarps,
well defined by ripe fruits.decked wilh
nuts, the best brands of preserves, the
whole being sot off by a background
in .ho shape of a huge pyramid of
canned fruits and meats. M. Des-
Brisay & Co , havo a very attractive
display in their great windows. The
ceiling is festooned a ith tho tri-cnlors.
from which Christmas hells swing.
Then there nre several pillars to represent candy, niched and beautifully
filled in with holly ou tho bright back-
ground, The ground floor of tho window spaco is artistically arranged,
showing a varied and choice collection
of seasonable dainties. U. Bell & Co
mnko a very attractive showing as
varied as it is choice, as does also the
East End Groeory. Irving & Co., in
another very full aud fancy display.
Among tho dry goods establishments
the window of Martin O'Koilly &
Co., is perhaps the most attractive and
original. A life si/e Santa Cluus is
soiled beside an open (lro place, tho
chimney of whioh towers away up,
and is docked with stockings hung in
tempting profusion. The apartment of
the venerable old gentleman is tastefully furnished, and with a background of rioh drapery. Iho firm
reports business very brisk, even for
Christmas trade. The indoor displa- is
full and attractive, and the person
who cannot make a happy selection
hero must be imposflilo to please. Fred
Irvine & Co 's establishment is also
a source of attraction. One of the win
dows is devoted to si Ills, satinR, etc,
of tho latest designs, whilu the other
displays a great variety of articles
suitable for Christmas gifts. At Ferland & Co. 's there ifl the usual large
stock to soloct from, not only in everything known to tbo dry goods trade,
but also iu gent's furnishings. In addition to tho usual Chiistmas attrac
tions there is a clearance sale of stock
brought from Sandon in full swing at
Ferland's.
Gents' furnishings nffoid a rare opportunity to tho nrtistio window-
dresser. This is exemplified hy a
glance at the show mado by Kmory &
Whalloy, .1. Oilker, W. F. Weii.Theo,
Madson, Brown & Co., aud the other
stores dealing   in this line   of  goods.
Nelson   is   fully up-to-date   in  gents'
furnishings
The jeweli. -,toic�� are a *L.ureu uf
great attraction There is a perman-
euoy alv.ui n pip,.e of good jewelry
which makes it a popular Christmas
gift. Heu;e it is that the stores carry-
inc a well selected etoi-k can always
rely on n brisk trade at this season of
the ysr,,-. The establishment of J j
Walker is consequently one of tlm most
sought after just at present. Here one
can find quality, quantity and endless
variety, while the reputation nf the
house is such as to be a guarantee that
everything which leaves il is genuine
soods. Suitable presents can here be
si'lected ranging in price from 36 cents
to 8200. Watches, clocks, jewelry,
fancy lamps���articles useful as well as
ornamental can here bo selected, and
at prices to suit, With every $�� purchase there is a ticket for a chance on
a phonograph,
Patenaude Bros., also make a beautiful display. It is an establishment
well worthy a visit, and few who get
within its doors can resist tbe temptation ��� f making a purchase, so many
and rich uro the gems displayed in
every department, Jacob Dover makes
bis usual grand display,
Tbo stationery stores are marvels of
Christmas collections, nnd are crowded daily. The Canada Drug & Book
Co . are better fitted out at this season
with novelties than over before���nnd
that is saying a great deal. Their
window yesterday contained' among
other articles a lot of choice silverware TJie Thomson Stationery Co.
also are fully up-to-date in every particular, and show among other attractions a variety of souviner Chrsitmas
cards, giving the prettiest views in
British Columbia, especially local
sketches.
The toy stores are filled with the
latest novelties especially that of the
Canada Drug & Book Co.
Tho hardware stores make as good
a display of fancy wares as their lino
of business allows of.
The drug stores also cater to the
Christmas trade.
Lillie Bros, shoo store is an ideal.
It is really a groat attraction.
The shoo emporium of Neeland
Bros., is also a  beautiful window.
The Nelson Wine Co., displays a
lingo Christmas tree decked with the
best viands and a multiplicity of otkci
prizes. The sum of 2o cents entitles
all comers to a chance for anything on
the tree���all prizes, no  blanks.
McArthur & Co. 's furniture store
affords a rare opportunity for selecting
a Christmas gift. There ore several
establishments catering to the Christmas trade not here enumerated, but
the ones above alluded to aro those
which make the biggest display.
What Shall It Be ?
If it is Shoes or Slitpe^ we can help you at this time.    Out   stock
shows al! the latest designs
TURN   YOUR   CHARITY
Towards the needs of yonr less fortunate neighbor.     Give that poor girl   vou   know,   a  pair   ot   f'
shoes     Ir will g-ivs you both great comfort ali through the coming months.
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See us for TRUNKS and YALISES.
LILLIE BROTHERS, THE LEADING SHOEISTS.
atfnnwwwwinw^
HE HAS COME
To prepare for Xmas Festivities,    You will need   Turkey,   Goose   or
Ducks and Choice Ham, Cranberries, Oysters.
FOR DESSERT
Jap Oranges, Navel Oranges, Ontario Apples, London Layer Raisins
Shelled Almonds, Nuts, Figs, etc.
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FRENCH CANDIED FRUITS.
CANDIES FOR THE LITTLE ONES.
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Large assortment of Crockery for Presents.
GEO. BELL St CO.
Baker St.
LOCAL  AND PEKSONAL
Joe Howsmi bas purchased the stock
of Humphrey & Pittoek. and is selling out same, to start in the tobacoa
business,
Tbe next meeting of the City Council will be helil on Thursday afiernoon
at 4 o'clock, to wind up the affairs nf
the year.
Judgment was yesterday filed in
the case of Macdonald vs. the (.!. P.
Exportation Co..an action for damages
heard at the recent court sittings, The
case is dismissed with costs.
Christmas sermons will be preached
Sunday nixt in the Methodist Church
by t e pastor, Rev. ,1, Robson, In
tiie evening the choir will render a lit-
ting s.'ng service The public are invited to attend.
Up to dale, there are but two candidate out fnr the mayoralty���AH,
Kraiilc Fletcher and Mr John Houston. There is a "blaok-horse," spoken
of. Por the nldi'i'inaiiic positions several names are mentioned, but nothing
definite is as y.it known.
Mr. John Houston, in yesterday's
Ttibnne, placed before the electors
the ulatf'irm upon which ho will ask
for votes in the approaching mayoralty campaign. No one as yet has announced his Intention of opposing bun
hut it is probable tl at there will bo
three candidates in the Held
Tho Kev. S. Rhodes will hold the
following services at the Silver King
on Christmas Eve and Christinas Day;
on Sunday, Christmas Eve Holy Communion nt Illl, in.. Snndnv School at
2 p. in., evensong at 7:80 p. m., whin
Ihe subject of th I sermon will be the
"Sung of the Angels " On Christmas
Day, Holy Coniinutiinn at II n, in.,
Christ urns' Tree in reading room at :i
p. ni , and evensong at 1[80 |i. m., the
seriiion being on the text "Unto Ol ii
Child is Horn, Unto ns a Son is
Given,"
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AT THE HOTEL- HUME).
W K. Horidcr, Q, A. Carlson, Ceo,
h. West. Basin i T. J. Stephen, Vancouver i Mrs. ISlnicr J. Pntto, A. B,
Uotberinel. K. K. Allan, BlooatJ j
Chailes Parsons, Thomas. Harnett,
Vancouver.
Patenaude   Bros.
For Fine Clocks
and Watches
We have received a lot of
Bonulflll China Clocks  al,
remarkably   low   figures.
The   lire tinii'keepiTS   and
will make useful presents
Patenaude Bros
Watchmakers,
and    Opticians.
NELSON.     -     B. C.
XMAS GOODS
Wc have everything and anything-.    If you want something choice
for Xmas and don't know what you Jo   want just
take  the  street   car   to
M. DES BRISAY & CO. j
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ANSWER:
What   shall   1   buv   for a  Xmas  Present!
Justgodown io Kirkpatrick & Wilson's,
and you can find articles too numerous to
mention.
Our Xmas Stock of G'assware, Crockery, etc., has been so well
bought thai we now have shelves heavily laden with Gifts already put
away for the coming 25th of December, !�����><���.
Christmas Prices I   Goods must be soldi   Inspection wlicited.
P. 0. Box K and W.
Telephone 10.
Baker Street
KIRKPATRICK   &   WILSON.
SMOKE  "KOYAL  SKAL"   CIGARS.
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a a iirxi olnii confwilonorv Kioru is th* proper plaoe to find an
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5  G.   B.   CHOCOLATES
Our stoi'k ll llio lurnoMt In tho oity.
CRYSTALLIZED   FRUIT
from London, England,
LOWNEY'S   CHOCOLATES   AND   BON   BONS
from New York.
Fruit, Nuts or All Kinds, Toys tor the Little Ones, at
PALACE   CONFECTIONERY. J. A. M'DONALD.
Corner Word nnil  Hnkrr HI reels.
We are showing a
First-Class Line of
Gooklno stoves & Ranees
Which we are offeringQat
VERY  LOW  PRICES.
CALL AND INSPECT OUR STOCK.
VANCOUVER HARDWARE CO.
LIMITED,
IMPOHTEES   OF
Shelf & Heavy Hardware,
Etc., Etc., Etc.
PLUMBING and TINSMITHING
A SPECIALTY.
SMOKE "ROYAL  SEAL"   CIGARS.
St- Leon
Water
Is an  Experiment that
has been proven lo pos
scssliigh medicinal values, is also
Perfectly
AERATED
and Bottled
Bole bottlers
Ni'lsnn Hoila Wutoi Facility.
REISTERER    & CO.,
Brewers of Pine Lager
H ��� ntnl I'i 11 Lit.
Drop  in  and  see  iih.
NELSON,   ~B7o7
NELSON WINE CO.,
where you   can   depend nn   Kelt Ink   lhe   IiohI
brads In tht tnafkoi ano uny quantity from
Hk\ lip,    PliOM cwniot he disputed,
1'iiott: im.
Prank A. Tamulyn, Mgr.,
Bakkr Street, Nelson
THE
Bank of
British Columbia,
NELSON,
Is now prepared to issue
Drafts and  Letters of Credit
on Skaj,-uay, U.S., Atlin,  B.
C, and Dawson City, Yukon
'District.
[���ANKERS AM) liKOKERS.
GE0.SKALLER&C0.
Ilosmii . stock BXCHANOB BUM.
'60-62 Brodway,    New York
LOTS OF MONEY
oan bo mado through ���pooulaUon with aVpoit
of $80.00 |i hn-1 y douartj upward (or 8 por oont
inurKin upward | nn .**lw k EEXOUAngO-
I   ThoBroatoal fortunon havo boon madothrough
1 ���pootuatloni in stocks Wnoator Ootton*
if you am Iptoroftod in knm*. how ipoonia
t Uoni arooonducted notlfyoiand wo will tend
you   Information   and   market   letter   free   of
ohai-go,
(Jiuaj oomnUamloni chftrK--d for oxocuUiik
order*.
li-'vrrnnie--1, MiiitlMpitl anil llnllroail
bondiquotation*foruJthoflon implication for
purchaM*, wile or oxchat'Ke.
F. J. BRADLEY & CO.
PAINTERS and
DECORATORS.
SIGN WORK A SPECIALTY.
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An Important Topic is Fully
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A   CO/S    DEPUTATION.
The Ooinpaniea Will Charge the Policy-
Holders With IS Per Oent- Extra
if the Tax is Le-ied.
A special uieotinR of the Oity Council was bold yesterday afternoon, for
the purpose Of considering the report
the of Oity Solicitor re the lire insur-
anon ooinpiiny hy-law, nnd somo mis-
cclliitieons linsini'Hs. Mayor Neelands
preceded, Aid. User, Kirkpatrick,
Fletcher and Hillyer were also present.
The salary account for the month
wiih passed, amounting to $H()2.
The following   stateniHiit   was   snli
iiiittcd by the Oity   Olerk as  showing
the receipts for the n,oiith   of  November last:
Kcal estate taxes *j   Mr> 40
Eleotrio tight rutes  1,25!) 7!l
Water  rates   I,fi8�� fil
Licenses       202 Tit)
Police Oonrt fines      1 IK 2i"i
r-ewor rates     112 05
MiscelliuiemiB      f>7fl 00
Road tax      428 00
Dog tax         " *"
Burial permits and   cemetery
lots "���	
Supplies sold
2 00
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14 10
Qovernment grant     780 86
Health Department       "n�� ""
Weigh scales	
Total  |8,3(il 5��
The  disbursements for   tho   same
month were ns follows:
Kire department	
I'olije department..  	
Miscellaneous	
Printing anrl stationery	
Pulilio fmildiugH and grounds.
Sewer construction  1,
Sewer maintenance      	
Eleotrio light construction.,., 6
Eleotrio light maintenance.
Waterworks construction   6,
Waterworks maintenance..
Streets	
Sidewalks	
Weigh  scales	
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Total  ....114,572 411
The   Oity   Olerk explained   that the
neavy items in the disunrsemeuts for
electric light, swer and water construction nie covered by debenture, nud
that if these sums tie deflnoted from
the total it would show tbat llie receipts far exceeded tbe expenditure
for the month.
The Oity Solicitor's opinion was
read on tho Kire insurance Oo. 's Bylaw. It was that tho Council are empowered to collect from every insurance company doing business in tbe
Oity since January, tbo sum of (1100,
and be suggested that from other insurance companies doing business in
Nelson fnr a leBsei period a proportionate part thereof he collected, thus
making all licenses expire at tbe same
time, nt, tho end of the term of tbe
Oouncil.
Aid. Hillyer said that tbe result wns
jnst as he anticipated. When first it
wns deoided to tax the companies, a
sum of $200 per annum was named.
Then it was reduced to $!()() on the understanding that the rnte of insurance
would be lessened,
But no reduction took place although
tho Oity went to considerable expense
iu equipping and maintaining the Are
department. He thought the insurnnce companies bad broken faith with
the Oity, nnd he hoped the tax would
now be collected.
At this stage of the proceedings
Messrs. H. Onineron, O. D. ,1. Christie,
A. K. Sherwood and A. G. Gamble,
representing insurance companies doing business in Nelson, entered the
room.
Aid. Beer did not agree with Aid
Hillyer that there was a breach of
faith ou the part of the companies. It
wns but right that tbo Oitv should
collect something from these companies, but what the amount should he
was a poiut that would have to lie decided. When the question wns before
the Finance Committee, the opinion
wns that $200 was too much, and $00
per annum was proposed ,;s a fair rate
The Council, however, did not think
this enough, and �� compromise was
effeoted at (100.
Aid. Hillyor considered that Nelson
wns as well protected against fire as
Vancouver or New Westminster, nnd
Nelson hns spent as much as either, in
proportion to the size of tho Oity.
He wns surprised to see the insurance
companies opposing this tax. The citizens were pajing B higher rate than
tbey should be paying, and the companies should contribute something to
the City's funds.
The Mayor agreed, but ho expressed the opinion that $100 per annum
was too much.   He thought $25 a year
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250 85
60 Id
120 17
11 70
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80 90
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1011 60
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181 06
104 15
128 78
4 72
wonld be  enough   for   the   amount of
business done.
Aid. Fletcher asked what insurance
companies paid in other places.
The Oity Clerk explained that in
Victoria nud Vancouver they paid $200
a year.
Aid.Fletcher asked if tho imposition
of tho tax would result in the withdrawal of tho companies.
Mr. Cameron explained that some
companies would doubtless withdraw,
hut tbat others would remain in business and increase tbeir rates IS per
ceut ns the Council had been notified
by the board oi underwriters. The ;
hands of the local ngentn wero practi- ;
cnlly tied by the Board of Underwriters. If the tax is to be collected the
rate of insurance will he increased,
and this would work a hardship ou
the insurers.
Mr. Sherwood explaiued that there
were about forty companies doing business in Canada nnd that some 115 of
these wero represented iu Nelson.
Some of these did a good business,
while there wero others who did not
take more tban $1100 or $100 a year out
of the City. The latter could not
afford to pay a tnx of $100 n year.
Aid. Floteher asked what amount of
insurance was carried In Nelson.
Mr. Cameron replied that it is in the
neighborhood of one million and a
half dollars, Tho rnte on stock was
nbout three per cent. There were
few companies in the City to whom
this udditionnl 15 per oent. would
mean $100 a year.
Aid. Fletcher figured out that on
the losses named the insurance companies hy paying $100 a year, nnd imposing nn extra 15 per ceut. would be
profiting to the extent of $0,700. Of
Ibis the Oity would not probably get
more than $1,000.
Mr. Cameron was willing to admit
tnat a 15 per cent, increase was higb,
hut such was tbe deeree of the Board
of Fire Underwriters, and insurnnce
companies wore bound by it.
Aid. Beer suggested a compromise of
$50, provided tho insurance eoinp.in-
ies gave a guarantee that tbey .would
not impose tbo proposed  15 per cent.
Mi. Gamble���"Why should we pay
more than $25, the same as others?"
The Olerk explained in reply to 11
question, thnt loan aud express companies paid a tax of $50 n year.
Aid. Hillyer���"Other companies
will come in here and be glad to do
business without putting on 15 per
cent.''
Aid.   Fletcher pointed out  that  the
companies wero bound  by the deoision
Of the Board of Underwriters
Aid. Hillver did uot view the matter
in this light.
Mr. Cameron Instanced a rase iu
Manitoba where the Government imposed a five per cent, tax on insurance
companies. Tho companies put this
live por cent on the insurers. The iiisur
ers got up an agitation aguinst it, nnd
tbe result was tbat tbe Government
hnd to withdraw the tax. Wherever n
tax was put on insurance companies
the companies transfer-rod it to the policy holders.
Aid. Hillyer asked bow it was that
insurance rates were lower in Nelson
six years ago, when thoy hnd no lire
department, thau they were today,
Mr. Sherwood oxplnined that Bt that
time there wns but little insurance and
the risks wero not as great.
Aid. Hillyer contended that the com-
oanies undertook to reduce insurance
rates as soon as the fire department
and waterworks system wore put in
order. This had been done, but there
was no reduction.
Mr. Cameron expressed   bis  opinion
that if the Oity   had   a  chemical   en
gino, n firo   alarm   system, and a paid
tiro   brigade,   the   rntes   wonld be reduced.
Aid. Hillyer maintained thnt they
bad n paid firo brigade���18 men on
the pny roll���nud hnd better water
pressure than Vancouver or New Westminster, Their fire apparatus was also good.
The Mayor askod if the uiiderwiitev-
would Object to the companies paying
$25 n year?
Mr. Onineron wonld give no undertaking on this point, nnd pointed out
'hat Ihe agents in Nelson wero already
payng $25 a year.
Aid. Beer nsked if thero was any
guarantee that if a chemical engine
nnd a fire alarm system weie to be in-
triduccd the insurance rates would be
lowered.
Mr. Onineron replied that he belioved
they would.
The deputation horo withdrew and
ihe whole scilicet was again discussed
in Council.
Aid. Hillyer moved, seconded by
Aid. Kirkpatrick, tbat lhe Oity Clerk
be called upon to notify tbo insurance
companies that tho tax of $100 per annum would have  In bo  paid.
Aid. Fletcher moved as an amendment, seconded by Aid. Boer that tbe
matter stand over uutil noxt meeting
of the Council.
Tbe Mayor supported tbe amendment whioh carried.
It was deoided to   build a   sidewalk
on Stanley Street from Baker Street to
tbe real Of   the   Hudson's   Bay   Oo.'s
new block, and the Council adjourned.
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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.
Genet cl Banking 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 Saving Bank accounts,
BRANCHES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Atlin, Bennett, Grand Forks, Nanaimo, Nelson, Rosslaud, Vancouver, Vancouver East End, Victoria, Ymir.
Geo. Kydd, Manager, Nelson^RO-
Turner Beeton & Co.
zs-^N ELSON���-a-
VICTORIA VANCOUVER LONDON, Eng,
WHOLESALE   MERCHANTS.
LIQUORS,   DRY   QOODS,   ORE   BAGS.
OAR OF PABST BEER
Just arrived from Milwaukee.
ELECTRIC SUPPLIES
Complete Electric Equipments for Electric Power
mission and lighting for pities,  townete    *
tures, LampsBell*, Telephones, Annunciators^^
Josephino S* 	
raiis*
Fix*
15. c.
SMOKE "ROTAi^SKALjg&Ag
West Kootenay Butcher Co
AM.  KINDS OF
Fresh   and   Salted   Meats
WHOLESALE  AND RETAIL
Fish and Poultry~in Season
E.   O.
TRAVES.
Baker
M*NfiGf;_^.
Street, n��
'Orders by mail receive careful and prompt atten
tion. NELSON DAILY 1VM-NE-R, SATURDAY,   DECEMBER 33, 1S99
XMAS IN "NELSON
THE   FESTIVE  SEASON   IS AMPLY
PROVIDED FOE.
Holiday Tecorations and Pre' amtione on
n Larger So lie Than Brer in the
City's History.
Criristrnr.s in Nehoo is always a
merry time and the present season is
no exception to the rule. There is nn
absence of snow, except on the hill
Hides, winch somewhat detlaots from
the juvenile notion of tho conditions
under whioh Sautu Clans is supposed
to make bis appearance. Neverthe-
less, tho shop windows are a source or"
delight to the youngsters, who yesterday, despite the rain, were to ho seen
in great numbers taking iu tho various artistic displays, A few days ago,
wheu tlie ground was oovered with
snoiv, sleds were in grent demand, bin
yesterday 'ley were scarcely admired
But there were toys in ohoionst uui
ety foi- ihe young, Gifts m ohoi-esi
profu-lon for the older heads, aud seasonable Bnbstantials and dainties to
gratify the most fastidious housewife.
Storekeepers complain that the open
season has somewhat retarded trade especially in dry goods.bnt to compensate
for this draw-Back these establishments
nre displaying a great array of holiday
attractions. Those with means, cau
satisfy their every want;bnt those who
are net troubled with this world's are
not forgotten, This is a season when
every heart is open, and "the poor,
who are always with us" aro net forgotten. An active committee is at
work seeking nnt homes which aro not
full and plenty, with the object of
making them happy; Mayor Neelands
invites all who have not the means to
snpply the Cnristinas turkey to let him
have the pleasure of doing so; P.Burns
& Co.. only want to know who cannot
afford a good Christmas dinner, aud
they will snpply the main ingredients;
and scores of Other good people are at
work to add Christmas cheer to their
less fortunate neighbors.
All the grocery stores devote a great
deal of attention tn window dressing.
The Hudson's Bay Co., not, being in
their new building, content themselves
by displaying a big range of turkeys,
geese, etc., outside, and depending upon their well esta dished reputation
for carrying a complete stock within
and supplying their fatuous special
Christinas hampers. Messrs. Kirkpatrick & Wilson, present a vory plentiful
window front���a massive square of
raisins, currants, candied peels, fruits,
etc.,artistically set off with nuts nf all
kinds, tn another window is shown
u beautiful collection of china ware,
any article of which would make a
nice Christmas present. Hyde ot Tits-
worth have also a big displny of seasonable goods, and a few crates of live
turkeys who seem to prefer the carving knife to confinement, Messrs.
Morrison & Caldwell, are in their new
and spacious quarters, which are
still known as the Red Front, and despite the worrv of moving, have managed to make a very al tractive win
dow display. It is sot off in squares,
well defined by ripe fruils.decked with
nuts, tlie best brands of preserves, tho
whole being set off by a background
in ihe shape of a huge pyramid of
canued fruits aud meats. M. Des-
Brisny & Co , have a very attractive
display iu their great windows. The
ceiling is festooned with the tii -colors,
from which Christmas bolls swing.
Then there are several pillars tn represent candy, arched and beautifully
filled in with holly on tho bright background, The ground lloor of tho window space is artistically arranged,
showing a varied and choice collection
of seasonable dainties, U. Bell & Co
make a very attractive showing nn
varied as it is choice, as does also the
East End Grocery. Irving & Co., in
another very full anil fancy display.
Among the dry goods establishments
the window of Martin O'Reilly He
Co., is perhaps the most attractive aud
original. A life size Sauta Cluus is
so itod tieside an opeu tire place, the
chimney of which towers away up,
and is decked witli stockings huug in
tempting profusion, Tho apartment of
the venerable old gentleman is tastefully furnished, and with a background of rich drapery. Iho firm
reports business very brisk, even for
Ohtistmas trade. The indoor disphu is
full and attractive, and the person
who caunnt make a happy selection
horo must be impossile to please. Fred
Irvine & Co's establishment is also
a source of attraction. One of the win
dows is devoted to silks, satins, etc,
of tho latest desigus, while the other
displays a Rient variety of articles
suitable for Christmas gifts. At Ferland & Co. 's there is tho usual large
stock to soloct from, uot only in everything known to tho dry goods trade,
but also iu gent's furnishings. In addition to the usual Chiistmas attractions there is a clearance sale of stock
brought from Sandon in full swing at
Ferland's.
Gents' furnishings afford a rare opportunity to the artistic window-
dresser. This is exemplified by a
glance at, thn show made hy Emory &
Whalley, J. Gilker, W. F. Weil, Then.
Madsou, Browu & Co., aud the Other
storeB dealing   in this line   of   goods.
Nelson   i=   fully up-to-date   in   ��ents-
furnishings
The jewelry atotes are u s..urco of
great attraction There is a permanency about ��� pieoe 0- ROll(t jewD*ry
which makes it a popular Christmas
gift. Heme it is that the stores carry,
inc a well selected stock can olwavs
rely on a brisk trade at this season of
the year, The establishment of J j
Walker is consequently one of the most
sought after just at present. Here oue
can find quality, quantity and endless
variety, while the repntaticr, nf the
house is such as to be a guarantee lhat
everything which leaves it is genuine
eooiIs. 8nitabls presents can here be
selected ranging iu price from 25 ceuts
to $200. Watches, clocks, jewelry,
fancy lamps���articles useful as well as
ornamental can here be selected, and
>t prices to suit. With every $5 purchase there is a ticket for a chance on
a phonograph,
Patenaude Bros., nlso make a beautiful display. It is an establishment
well worthy a visit, and few who get
within its doors enn resist the temptation of making a pnrohase, so many
and rich are the gems displayed in
every department. Jacob Dover makes
his usnal grand display.
The stationery stores are marvels nf
Christmas collections, and are crowded daily. The Canada Drug & Book
Co . are better fitted out at this season
with novelties than ever before���nnd
that is saying h great deal. Their
window yesterday contained' among
other articles a lot ef choice silverware Tjio Thomson Stationery Co.
also are fully up-to-date in every particular, and show among other attrac
tions a variety of sou vi ner Cbrsitmas
cards, giving the prettiest views in
British Columbia, especially local
fiketclios.
The toy stores are filled with the
latest novelties especially that of the
Canada Drug & Book Co.
The hardware stores make as good
a display of fancy wares us their lino
of business allows of.
The drug stoves also cater to the
Christmas trade.
Lillie Bros, shoe store is an ideal.
It is really a great attraction.
The shoe emporium of Neeland
Bros., is also a  Beautiful window.
The Nelson Wine Co., displays a
huge Christmas tree decked with the
best; viands and a multiplicity of othei
prizes. The sum of 25 cents entitles
all comers to a chance for anything on
the tree���all prizes, no  blanks.
McArthur & Co.'s furniture store
affords a rare opportunity for selectiug
a Christmas gift. There aro several
establishments catering to the Christmas trade not here enumerated, but
the ones above alluded to an; thoso
which make the biggest display.
local" and"personal
Joe Howsnn has purchased the stuck
of Humphrey & Pittoek, and is sell-
ins; out same, to start in the tobacoa
business.
The next meeting of the City Council will he held ou Thursday afternoon
at 4 o'clock, to wind up the affairs of
tlie year.
Judgment was yesterday filed in
the case of Macrionaid vs. the C. P.
Exportation Co.,an action for damages
heard at the recent court sittiugs. The
ease is dismissed with costs.
Christmas sermous will be preached
.Sunday next in tho Methodist Church
by t e pastor, Rev. .1. Kobsun. In
tiie evening tho choir will render a fitting s.'ng service. The public nre invited to attend,
Up ro date, there are but two candidates out fnr the mayors Ity��� Aid.
Frank Fletcher and Mr John Houston. There is a "black-horse, " spoken
of. For the alderman io positions several names are mentioned, but nothing
definite is as yjt known.
Mr. John Houston, in yesterday's
Tribune, placed b'rfore the electors
the olatform upon which bo will ask
for vot��s iu the approaching mayoralty campaign, No one as yet has announced his intention of opposing him
but it is probable tint there will bo
three candidates in the field
The Re\. S. Rhodes will hold the
following services at the Silver King
on Christmas Eve and Christmas Hay;
on Sunday, Christmas Eve Holy Communion ut !l a. in., Snndav School at
2 p. m., evensong at 7:110 p. in., when
the subject of th > sermon will be tho
"Bong of tlm Angels " On Christmas
Dav, Holy Communion at II a. nt..
Christ mils'Tree in reading room at 8
p. in , and evensong nt 7 :!I0 p. m., the
sermon being on the text "Unto ns a
Child is Bom, Unto us a Son is
Given."
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What Shall It Be ?
Rjdj** Poteni
If it is Shoes or Slipped \ve can help yeu at this time.    Out   stock (f*   '"')"��� ��� I      jj|i? Hw^*^    !'
shows all the latest designs \   '���'������   't.-', I      (arrPool    ��'
TURN   YOUR   CHARITY
Towards the needs of yonr less fortunate neighbor.    Give that poor girl  you   know,   a pair   of
sho*s     It will pive you both great comfort all through the coming months
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See us for TRUNKS and VALISES.
LILLIE BROTHERS, THE LEADING SHOEISTS.
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asninwinrowN^
HE HAS COME
To prepare for Xmas Festivities,    You will need  Turkey,   Goose  or
Ducks and Choice Ham, Cranberries, Oysters.
FOR DESSERT
Jap Oranges, Navel Oranges, Ontario Apples, London Layer Raisins
Shelled Almonds, Nuts, Figs, etc.
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FRENCH CANDIED FRUITS.
CANDIES FOR THE LITTLE ONES.
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Large assortment of Crockery for Presents.
GEO. BELL & CO.
Baker St.
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AT THE HOTEL HUME.
\V. E. Hodder, G. A. Carlson, (loo.
L. West. Kasli; T. J. Stephen, Vancouver; Mrs. Blrner J. Patto, A. E.
Botherinel. B. E. Allan, Slooani
OhaiIes  Parsons,   Thomas,    Barnett,
Vancouver.
Patenaude   Bros.
For Fine Clocks
and Watches
Wa have received n lot of
Beiniifnl China Clicks at
remarkably low figures.
Tho nre timekeepers and
will make useful presents
Patenaude Bros
Watchmakers,
and    Opticians.
NELSON.     -     B. C.
Space won't permit us
to give a list of
XMAS GOODS
We have everything and anything.    If you want something choice
for Xmas and don't know what you do   want just
take   the   street   car  to
M. DES BRISAY & CO.
QUESTION:
ANSWER:
What shall
buy   for a  Xmas  Present?
Just go down to Kirkpatrick & Wilson's,
and you can find articles too numerous to
mention.
Our Xmas Stock of (i'assware, 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, 189(1.
Christmas Prices !    Goods mutt be sold!    Inspection wlicited.
P. 0. Box K and W.
Telephone 10.
Baker Street
KIRKPATRICK   &   WILSON.
SMOKE  "HOYAL  SttAL"   CIGARS.
CHRISTMAS   HINTS
a flratolua Confectionary Htoro Ih tha proper plaoe to And an
appropriate Xmai gift,   wo would suggest a box of   ....
G.   B.   CHOCOLATES
Onr Htoi'k i-i the Iiii-hckI  In tho oity.
CRYSTALLIZED   FRUIT
from London. England,
LOWNEY'S   CHOCOLATES   AND   BON   BONS
from New York.
Fruit, Nuts of All Kinds, Toys for the Little Ones, at
PALACE   CONFECTIONERY. J. A. M'DONALD.
Oorner Ward and  linker sti-cot*.
We are showing a
First-Class Line of
Gooklno Stoves & Ranges
Which we are offeringQat
VERY   LOW   PRICES.
CALL  AND   INSPECT  OUR   STOCK.
VANCOUVER HARDWARE CO.
LIMITED,
IMPOBTBJES   OF
Shelf & Heavy Hardware,
Etc., Etc., Etc.
PLUMBING and TINSMITHING
A SPECIALTY.
SMOKE "ROYAL  SEAL"   CIGARS.
St- Leon
Water
Is an  Experiment that
lias been proven to pos
scss lii^li medicinal Millies, is also
Perfectly
AERATED
and Bottled
Bole bottlers
Nolson Sofia Watei Factory.
J
REISTERER    & CO.,
Brewers of Pine Lager
Beer nnd Porter.
Drop  in  and see  ns.
NELSON,   ~B7C7
NELSON WINE CO.,
when you can depend on getting the bent
umnilnin tin mark-** unci nny quantity from
10c, up,  rrtooa cannot be diijjnited,
���I'HONK ��:l
Prank A. Tamblyn, Mgr.,
Raker Street, Nelson
THE
Bank of
British  Columbia,
NELSON.
Is now prepared lo issue
Drafts and  Letters of Credit
on Skaguay, U.S., Atlin,  B.
C., and Dawson City, Yukon
I District.
BANKERS AND HKOKBKS.
QEO.SKALLER&CO.
ICONSOl., STOCK BXCHANOB BUM).
'60-62 Brodway,    New York
LOTS OF MONEY
oan be made through ipaoulaUon with depoell
I of $80.00 [thirty douarB] upward [or 8 per oent
inurKin upward] "ii Btock Exchange,
1   Thejrroatosl fortune- havebeennjadethrottgfa
ipoonjatloni in Htock-s Whniior Cotton.
If you are Interested to know how ���������.���i-ii!.-
Monn aro eon-hurl*--) notify DI and We will MM
ynu Information and market letter freo of
ohargo.
1 FeuaJ oonunlattoni oharged for executing
orden.
4;-��vrrniiirM,   Miinl-lpnl    and     K��llr��ai|
inMiil i-tiol ���!' Ion fin 111 hot] un application for
purchase, lale or exchange-
F.J. BRADLEY & CO.
PAINTERS and
DFXORATORS.
SIGN WORK A SPECIALTY.
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It is repotted tbat a rich strike lias1
been made on tho Smuggler group in
Oamp Mansfield. This group nf
claims in being operated by Mr. Percy
Dickenson, 011 behalf of New York
capitalists.
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Mr. Ernest Mansfield received twWe
inatruotioni yesterday from his principal, M, Kenn Imndl, lo give a riiriit-
mas box tn every mini working on his
claims. The smii thus expended will
probably exceed two hundred dollars.
Snol) thonghtt'nltieHS lor employes he
nils not even seen. is|not often exhibit-
ad by employer.;.
LOCAL,   BREVITIES,
A couple of carpenters are engaged
at tbe Oity Hall, making changes
which will add to the comfort and
convenience of the ollicials.
The man Malloy, who was discharged hy Judge Forin on Thursday for a
serious offence alleged In havo been
committed at Fernie, was up nt Polioe
Oonrt yesterday nioruing for drunkenness, He was not only drunk bnt penniless. Magistrate Grease gave the
offender 80 days imprisonment iu default of paying a $10 fine.
A letter from Montreal to tbe Chief
of Police, enquires as to the whereabouts of One Joseph Qnsnon, who was
employed on construction work on
the Crow's Nest Pass Railway. The
missing one is described as a man ad-
vanced in years and slightly lame,
Chief Jarvis can trace several of the
family Qagnon, but Joseph with the
impediment in his poit, he cannot
trace. Any information concern!us
the man will be thankfully received by
the    Ohi'f.
Mr. T.   .1.   Sims,   manager  of  lhe
ness day by day, iinr.giniiig  that  they
were secure from losses by fire because-
tbe tire hall was full of aooaratus, and
that   Mr.    John    Houston,   with   one
sweep of   Ihe   pen,    shows   them   the
folly of such   vain   imaginings���when
yon think of all that, sir,   docs not the
consciousness of such sudden enlightenment  make  your heart  beat  more
rapidly   and   does   nol your  spirit   of
generosity go out   to  the great Houston?   We have been foolishly thinking
that the hose reel would   start for   tho
lire as soon as tlie alarm wus   rung iu.
tlint the hook and bidder trnek  wonld
start oil' with a rush, reuoh   the   scene
of conflagration wiib remarkable speed
nud  shove   up   its   long   life    snving
| arm   to   rescue   fainting   women   aud
children from fifth story windows,that
the hose   would attach   themselves  to
tbe hydrants and pour a Stream of   ice
oold   spring   water   on   tho   seething
masses in   time   to save   the lot,   and
then, when it was all over, the whole
apparatus would start   buck   and clean
itself np while   the   citizens   attended
to their business without  fear  of seri-
ons consequences.    But, sir,   we  were
all wrong "for without   men mere apparatus would be useless   in   times  of
danger."   Yes, sir, we must have men
to handle   that  apparatus.    Wo  never
knew it before hut we know   it   now.
How can wo reward   sunh   marvellous
learning and   wonderful   insight   into
the   practical side   of a hose   reel   and
rubber bucket but by putting   it at the
head of our municipal destinies for the
year 1HO0.
If that is nol sufficient reason why
the electors should vote for Mi. John
Houston let mo cinch my argument by
FOR   SALE
CHEAP
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Kootonay   Cigar   Manufacturing Com-1 au assertion that  none can  deny, and
pany     is   busy   distributing   to    the
friends   of   the    company���and   their
name is legion���somo   excellent   boxes
of cigars of  huge  dimensions.  In   the
caso nf this   company tlm  size   of   the
jigar refleots tho pleasure the  smokers
derive from them und Mr. Sims'   very
good health will bo s ked over many
a Christmas dinner in Nelson on Monday, The Miner was the fortunate recipient of oue of these boxes and can
testify to the excellence of the cigars,
if such testimony were needed in the
case of tho Kootenay Cigar Manufacturing Company's products.
The services in St. Saviour's Church
on Sunday, Christmas eve, and on
Christmas day will be as fjllows: Ou
Sunday as usual, with choral evensong
and anthem: "Sing, O Heavens!'
On Christmas Day, celebrations of the
Holy Communion at 7 and 8 a. in..
choral mattins and Holy Communion
at 11, wilh the anthem "And He Shall
Reign. " There will also he a celebration of the Holy Communion on
Thursday, St. John the Evangelists
Day, at 10 a. m Members of the congregation are requested to help with
the decorating of the church this afternoon, aud it is hoped there wil! be a
good muster at choir praotice nt S this
evening.
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[the consideration of which will make
: Mr. John Houston the unanimous
choice of the electors. It is this; be
needs it. How fur do yon suppose, the
receipts from the sale of the electric
light plant will go towards keeping
the Tribune running? Such un expensive fad of Mr. John Houston mnst be
supported nud bow can it be unless he
sells something else to the City? And,
sir, how can ho sell anything else unless be is in the position lo do the purchasing himself? Ho you suppose, sir,
that tho City would have purchased
the electric light plant from Mr. John
Houston had not Mr John Houston
done the buying? Yes, sir, he needs
it and that should settle it.
Excuse me for taking up so much of
your space. I would havo inserted this
letter iu the Tribune but Mr. John
Houston takes up so much of its room
writing about himself that there was
no room, and I had to throw myself on
your generosity.
HOUSTON POR 1900.
Nelsou, Deo. 32, 1899.
10,000 Big- Horn treasury slock.
5,000 Moonday-Curley stock, at
low prices for a few ilays.
See Annahle
Two  lots   lor   sale,   close   in srood
residence site.
See Annahle
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Before another week has passed the buyers of Nelson     J}
will have purchased  their presents for the  Holidays.
In buying don't forget that my prices are th
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House Furniture for 5 roomed
house for sale, and house to
rent.
See Annablb.
Insure your life and property with
Annable who represents only
Canadian Companies. Who is
it that shouts encourage home
industries and says buy your
goods at home, don't send your
money to outside towns? Ask
the same man about his insurance and you often hnd he has
it placed with a foreign company. Ask him about his Fire
Insurance and you find it all in
Foreign companies. Canada
has over 25 Insurance Companies, organized with Canadian Capital, by Canadian men,
who pay losses as promptly as
Foreign Companies. Be loyal
Canada for Canadians, first,
last and always.
occupy  the  chief  magistrate's | ns all must'be cleared   out
MR. JOIM HOUSTON.
Editor Miner:
Sir���When a newsboy presented me
with a Tribune, "with Mr. Houston's
compliments," I was delightetd to discover, on perusal, that Mr. John Houston had again volunteered to.come to
the rescue ol" Nelsou by offering himself as a mayoralty candidate at the
elections to be held next month. I
hope the electors will see their way
clear to support him in his efforts to
again
seat and my earnest wish is that if no
one else is elected, Mr. John Houston
���Will be the next mayor of Nelson. The
ultimatum that he has laid down iu
the list of subjects to be considered in
the forthcoming election is a master
piece. Of coinse it might be said by
some narrow minded electors, that
these are other questions that might
���wtll be discussed, that the personality
of tho candidates might he taken into
consideration ; but, sir, allow me to go
on record as saying that any elector
who has such thoughts is not worthy
to be a subject of John Houston. The
uext Mayor has outlined the issues at
stake, and whore is there an elector
who has the impudence to eveu nig
gest that anything not laid down in
that platform is a fit subject to bring
np in the hops of influencing votes?
How dare any elector bring up the
question of personality of the candidates when Mr. John Houston is oue
nf them? Why, sir, it would be a
most unfair advantage to tako of Mr.
Houston.
The thought, sir. of having another
opportunity of showing my implicit
faith in Mr. John Houston has almost
overcome mo nnd in my enthusiasm I
am liable to entirely disregard tho fart
that your space is limited. I wonld
like to take up that platform clause .by
clause, to explain the planks, to en-
largo on them, to grow eloquent over
them, but alas, I cannot.
In all that string of jewels, that Mr.
Houston has kindly numbered so that
if nothing else can bo understood the
numbers at least can he, allow me to
pick out a particular gem of" purest ray
serene,' In closing that list of nine
reasons why be shonld ho the Moses
to lead the City of Nelson out of the
municipal wilderness he says,in referring to the equipment of tbe fire department, "for witbont men mere apparatus would be useless in times of danger." Tbat, sir, I consider worthy of
one of the greatest minds of the ceu-
tury. The value nf the Information
it couveys to the citizens of Nelson
cannot ho overestimated, when you
think, sir, that the freo and independent electors of this rising City have
been quietly   attending   to their busi-
HOLIDAY
SWEETS
At Less Than Cost.
Joe Howson, having purchased
the stock of Humphreys & Pittoek,
is selling the same at less than cost,
1st.    The
stock   consists
md choice
by
of
Jan
new
Candies, Mats, Bin Bons
and is large and well selected. Seeing is believing. Save money by buy-
al the old stand.
52- ANNABLE
OPERA HOUSE
BLOCK.
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Harness and  Saddlery
The loading shop, targe
Mo<!k. Best naaortod stock
on hand. Harness, Col-
tara of bosl makes, saddles. Blankets, Bells,
Whips, Brushes, Combs,
etc.
Prices satisfactory,
Call and -en.
Oor. Ward   and   Baker
streets.
Ts Contractors ul Builders
You can save money by
buying your
Plate, Sheet and Ornamental
Glass from
R. H. WILLIAMS, NKLSON, Agent tor
J.   W.  MELLOR,
VICTORIA. B.O.
MISCELLANEOUS
Advertisements Inserted under this head at
the rat ��� of one oont a word pur insertion. No
advertisement latum forlorn iluin 25 cents.
TU   LET��� Nioely     furnished     room,
electiic    light    anrl fiirniion limited.
Apnly   North   Knst   oorner   Lake  and
Cedar.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
In the matter of the "Companies Winding Up
Act. 18!t8," and in the matter of the "Nelson
Poorman Gold Mining Company, Limited," in
liquidation.
Notice is heri-by given that at an extraordinary gonorol mooting of the Nelson Poorma
Gold Mining Company, Limited, hi id November 17th, law, duly convened, a special resolution requiring tbo said company to bn wound
up was duly paused! which resolution at a snb
sequent extraordinary general mooting of the
said company, also dub convened, and held on
December fltb, 1890, was duly confirm' d,
At such lasi mentioned meeting the appointments of William Murray Botstord of the City
of Vancouver Province of Brit sh Columbia,
as liquidator nnd Charles 0. Bennett of the
same place as inspector, for the purposes of the
v\ inding up were confirmed.
Notice Is also given (pursuant to "Companies
Winding Up Act, 1S!)8 " section 101, thai the
creditors uf and others having nloimsupon lhe
said company, are required on or before the 10th
dny of Jonuaryt A. I>., 19<)0. to send their names
and addresses, the particulars of 'heirdebts or
claims and the nature of the securities, if any,
held by them to William Murray Bolsford,
Merchants' Bank of Halifax, Vancouver, B, C,
the liquidator of tlio said company.
Notice is farther given that after PUoh last
mentioned date the Bald liquidator will proceed
todislribnte the as-efs of the s.iid company
among the parties Hit it led thereto, having re-
f;urd only to tho claims of which he shall then
mvo notice.
Dated at Van coin er, B, 0,, Pec. 6th, ISSrfl.
OSBORNE PLUNKKTI',
Hookinnon Building, Granville Street, Vancouver, B, c.
Bolioltor for the said Liquidator.
Shareholders in the 8*Ud company aro requested to forthwith forward their share certificates to the -ii'd liquidator in order that th -
distribution aeeuring thereon may ho speedily
adjusted.
LOST.��� Blank poc-ket bonk, continuing
Homo money nud  notes.   Return  to
Prosser'B store for reward.   T. G, Nelson.	
NOTIOE.��� Dr.   Btodrlmt,   dentist,   is
opening b deuta] office  in   Room s,
Turner Block.
TO LET. ���Fnrniiberl house complete
for three months, fSfl per month,
water and every accommodation, Five
rooms. Sitnated within 10 minutes
walk from Post Office. Apply to T.
G, Procter,  Biker Street,
il snaps   in   House
We have sev> i -
property:
3 Kooms and attic, 9 lots, corner Stanley ..$1,000
4 Hooms, 2 lots, lovely situation  1,000
1 Rooms, nico eot.lag-. improved lot     900
0 Rooms, nto&e foundation, Cellar full sizo 1,55(1
fl Rooms Vernon street, 2 lots, excellent.
value 1.950
l! ROOI s. down town now, all convcnlen
cos. rented at $80  2,160
8 Rooms,  large   verandah,   8  lots,   dead
obeap 3.300
8 Rooms, all conveniences, ? lot", now...   2,000
GEORGE   GURD,
Wilh K. I,  Oki.kii,
MARA  BLOCK    BAKER   ST.
Real Estate b Mines-
T^OTIOB is hereby Qivon that, application
xN Will be mode to the Legislative Assem
bly of thn ProvillOfl of Hrisish Columbia, at it-
next session; for an Act to Incorporate a Com
pany with power to construct, build, equip and
operate tramways in tho Districts of Kootenay
and Yale, in the Province of t-tritiwh Colombia
to nm and operate such tramways by electric,
steam or other power, asmny bo nio**teconomical or convenient; io erect and operate telegraph and telephone lines in nnd between all
the eitb-s, town-, villages and setth'incnts in
said Districts of Kooten iy and Yale, with power to connect with other lines thnt may operate
hi or outside of such districts; to supply electric, steam, air, water oro her powor io other
eorporatons, manufactories or Individuals;
to supply ltgnl to other corporations, manufactories or individuals; to acquire and hold water rights for tho purpose of generating power,
whether lor tlieir own use or tbe use of other
corporal ions, n anufuctorlcs, or individuals
to furnish und supply waler to olher oorport-
tions, manufactories or individuals in said Districts; t' acquire and hold land, timber rights,
rights of wny -md other property and easements,
for the purposes of the Comn my, with all necessary powers In that behalf; t-�� noquiie all the
assets, franchise", privileges and business of tlie
Nelson Electric Tramway Company, Limited;
to acquire all the assets .franchises, prlvilig- b
and business of tho Rosslaml aud Sophie Mouu
lain Electric Railway Company, Limited; to
receive aid.either by way of bonus or otherwise, from anv municipality In said Districts of
Kootenay or Yale; to obtain exemption from
taxation and other privileges from any municipality in snid District--of Kootenay and Yale,
aud all other usual, necessary or incidental
powers ion! privileges ns may be necessary or
Incidental or conductive to the attainment of
l he above objei I -. or anv of them.
Dated tit tlie City of Nelson this 1st  day of
December. A, D.. 1890.
MACDONALD & JOHVSOV,
Solicitor* for the Applicants.
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I am selling Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Silver and Silver Plated Good
Jewelers' Novelties at  prices   that  defy competition.
All next week my store will be
Headquarters   for   Holiday   Buyers.
Don't fail to call   and   inspect  my stock and   get prices before purchasing
It will pay you to do so.    With every $5 purchase a chance
on an elegant Phonograph will be given.
J. J. WALKER
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I BUY ANYTHING
From a steam boat '
to a baby'H ruttle.
Everything   lwis a
value at my Btore.
PROSSER,
Ward St., Bet. Baker and Victoria.
(Jo d^tk^t 4; TtA/ -W <tr4
FOR MACHINERY
WIRE ROPE AND ROPEWAYS
Bleichert and Hiilliclio Systems.
WATER TUBE BOILERS
Babcock und Wilcox, etc.
GAS "nd OIL   ENGINES,
FLEXIBLE METALLIC TUBING, etc.
�� J. C.T. CROFTS, M.1.MK.
B��?��K' NELSON- B. 0.
Or t<iFergukson & CROi'TS.Vancouvei'
ENGINEERS AND  AGENTS.
ESTIMATES.    PLANS.    REPORTS.
&7l4/ /iiuuii ��HstjL\<Ats 'yjiLs.
dry wJiter ittMHTVyWimitri/.
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f^NADIANS
w if>ACI FIC K
AND SOO LIi\E.
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KOOTENAY COFFEE CO
Our Fresh Roasted Coffee of Heat
Quality, as follows :
Java and Arabian Mooba, pep pound t tti
JavaandHooba Blend. 8 pounds.  1 00
Pl'-e: Santofl. 4 pounds 100
Santos Blond, 5 pounds  I 00
Our Speoial Blond, 8 pounds I oo
Our Rio Roast, (i pounds  1 00
A TRIAL IMtSM It SOI.H'I 1 I.I>.
���Salesrooms :
2 DOORS EAST OF ODDFELLOWS
BLOCK. W. BAKER ST.
Nelson,      -      n. c.
Nelson Harness Shop
I
:..j''I
The largest stock
,. and greatest varie-
jjai  ty of Harness,Sad
dles,Collars,Blank
ets, etc., kept in
the Kootenay. A
call always con-
Hall Street, Nelson.
J. M. LUDWIQ.
The direct route from
KOOTENAY COUNTRY.
to all points
EAST   and   WEST.
First-Oloss Sleepeisoo nil truing irom
REVELSTOKE & KOOTENAY LDU.
TOURIST OAKS puss Medicine Hat
ilnily tor St. Paul, Sundays and Wednesdays for Toronto, Fridays fu
Montreal and  Huston.
Same cms pass Revelstoke one day
earlier
Nelson Employment Agencv
WANTED.
Twenty Latiorers.    Oook. Two Girls
for Housework.   Three Waitresses,
YonnR Girl Wants Situntion.
CONTRACTS   TAKKV    FOR    DIAMOND
CORK DRILLING.
J. H. LOVE, Ag't      Baiter F'
CONNECTIONS
To aud from Kobson, Rosslnnd.
Ex. Sun. Ex. Sun.
7.10 Lv.        NELSON Air.lU.40
18.00 Lv.daily NELSON daily Arr.21.40
Morning train connects f r nil points
n  BOUNDARY COUNTRY.
Evening train connects to nnd from
Main Line and points north, and (ex.
Sun.) from all points in BOUNDARY
COUNTRY.
KOOTENAY RIVER ROUTE,
Daily. Str. Moyie Dnily
23.00 Lv. NELSON        Arr. 16.20
Connects Kootenay Landing with
Crow's Nest Branch trains both ways.
KOOTEMAYLAKE-KASLO ROUTE.
Ex. Sun.        Str. Kokanee,     Ex. Sun
16.00 Lv. NELSON Ar-r. ll.tl)
Saturday to Aigenta and return,
Jeavinif Knslo at 20k.
SANDON AND SLOCAN POINTS.
S poka neJF a [Is ��fc
Northern R'v,
Nelson A Fort
Sheppard R v
^ed ftJtauntain R'v.
The only   nil   rail   route  witUoiti
uuange of   cur.-;  between   Nelson a ��
Kusslan.l and Spokane and Rossland
(DAILY.
I.v. 0.16 a.m. NELSON. Ar. 5.20 p.m.
Lv. L125a.ui. ROSSLAND Ar30U|.m.
Lv. 815 a.ra. SPOKANE ar.0.1<> |>.m.
Train thnt leaves NeUnt) nt 9:15 '("
'iiakoa close connections nt BpoKsne r.
nil  Coost Points. , ���      ,
PosBengera for Kettle Hirer and Bonn ..-
try Creek,conneot at Marcus wituMi'.
Daily.
II. A. JACKSON, G. P. AT.A.
Spokane Wash
G. K. TAOKARURY,
Ai-pnt, Nelson, B 0
SPECIAL SALE
TN MILLINERY
-AT-
Mrs.   McLaughlin's
Kootenay Railway and Nav.
Company.
Operating;    ,,,.....
KASLO & BtWAN'RAttWAy
INTKKNATIONAL NAV. g IK- I . ,
Schedule oi[Time.       I������������'���
Passeng
leaves   Ki
lenvos Sandon
at 3.55 p.
KASLO & SLOCAN BY..vaM_mi
;,,r train for Sandon and ".',"'���,,,,,
a��lo at 8 a. ra., dull'. Kettirnni^,,
idon at. i.if> p.w.i arriving at �������
INTKKNATIONAL NAV. &JKAD. f0,
Operatinir on Kootenay Luki i        '^
5tr. "International1 leave!-Kaaw^a*
Ex, Sun
O.tKl Lv.
Ex. Sun.
Ar. 14.20
NELSON
4 hrs NELSON to UOSSLAND lira 4
For rates and full information address near
est local agent, or
O. K. BKASLKY  City PuHsonKor Agent
K. W, OKKW, Agoui. Netecn
W. F. ANDEKSON, E. J. COYLE,
Trav. Faun. Agent,       A  U. P. Agont,,
Nelucn VaiiTOi.vcr
Str. "International toayen ����� nBturnlng.
at 6 a. in, dally except Sunday. ' -,,,,1;,
leaven Nci��on at, 4.30 p.n,., oalllng at ��� ,,������.
Pilot Bay, Ainsworth and all ��WJ��nn*
nects with Sir. "Albe<tf.''.to and rrow ^
ner's Ferry, Idaho, also with 8. r, *���
from Spokano at Five Mile   onl.      ,        rV
Str     Alberta" Leaves .Nslson tor ���,���
Ferry,   Tuesdays   find   ��tW*Jan .l     K,���i���
mooting Stcamor  "Inteniiitloiml   mra
'fflro&oavw Bonner's Ferry at 8 %���
Wednesdays and Sundays. ,   f_ni
Direct oenncctlons nm.lo at Bonm       ^
with Great Nonhorn Hallway wr an
east and westbm ���g���,y
.. ������Intornational-Uiiives Kasloii
, Kaslo for l.��r-i"
Str.
Lard?
and" Argenta at 8.45 l-.m. Weilnosday'',"'"1 >
Str. "Alberni" leaves
aii(l Argenta at, 8.00 p.in. "
Steamers oa
da-IB.  !���..���.   ':'',;.:,..Vs,n..lays.
..,���cl|ial land
.i:,v  i   'iMtte-JP^cwaoaandtli.
11 at princina   taffl^Xil
Tiiikots sold to all po
UTol2cJ��t.te.andfuUWonnaUoB.����

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