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Daily Edition No. 668.
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Nelson, British Columbia.  Sunday,  December 24,  1899.
Tenth Year
GERMANY IS NOW
���QBE FRIENDLY
Press is Influenced by the
Government.
MUST NOT DO IT AGAIN
Fmperor William Anxious Fot to Repeat
Last Year's Mistake, Hence
the Sadden Change.
Berlin, Doc. SU.���A gradual veering
of pnblio opinion in Germany regarding the war in Sonth Africa is becoming apparent. The change in led by
tho inspired section of the press. Todays Several articles appear pointing
ill the new direction. The Cologne Ga-
zette.aigues strongly against the "folly
of demonstrative Anglophobia." It
says:
"Germany's real interest is tn maintain absolute neutrality iu sentiments
It is   wise to   retain   England's   good
will if   Germany   intends  to  develop
colonially.''
The Berliner Post contains an obviously inspired artiole In which this
argument is made:
"Smith Afrionn confederation is impossible without harbors, and these
ashore, England as a great power is
necessary for the maintenance of the
world's political equilibrium, and
Germany's policy will be to keep
friends with England."
The Kreuze Zeitung nlso contains
today a paragraph meant to be Auglo-
phile.
There is no" donbt tho Government
is beginning to bring the weight nf its
influence on the press to be in favor
of England. The same is true regnrd
ing the army, uacv and official world.
Emperor William's inflneuce is now
strongly exerted in an Anglo-pbile direction. It is snid he has repeatedly
expressed himself during the week in
the following vein :
"We must not repent last year's mistakes. Right or wrong we must continue friends with England "
GIVES THr? GLAD HAND.
Einperor   William    Congratulates  the
Chief Burgomaster.
Berlin, Deo.   23. ���At tho   ceremony
of the unveiling  of the  monument  to
elector George Williams,   in the   Sallo
today, tho   Emperor   locked   hale and
hearty, and   hnd   ruddy   cheeks.    The
ceremony   waF  brief.    There  were no
speeches, but the  occasion was rendered memorable   by   his Majesty, at the
close, stepping briskly to Herr Eirsoh
ner (he chinf burgn master   of  Berlin,
shaking bands with him cordially,and
handing  him   his long expected   con
flrmatio'n   as   chief  burgomaster, consisting of documents with big seals attached.
E. Shaw, E. E. Qosnell, ,1. R, Jacobs.
Mr. Myers-Gray wus elected secretary and Mr. Qosnell, chairman. It
wan de-ided to hold a ,,,,1,11,- mPet-ng
iti Miller's Hall nnd to invite members
of the council, of tha board of trade,
and the representatives thn minors'
and carpenters' unions to seats on the
platform,
In response to a petition addressed
to the Lieutenant-Governor in-Oonnoil,
by the members of thn Board of Trade
and oitlzens of Greenwood, and resolution- endorsed by the Oity Council
praying for the establish ment of certain iiuhite offioes in Greenwood, a
reply has heen received by the Si are-
tary of the Bonid of Trade from tbe
Piovincial Secretary stating that steps
will he taken fnr tho transfer of the
Mining Recorder of tho Kettle River
Mining Division and tho registrar of
t e County Court holden at Midway
and at Greenwood, tn Greenwood as
soon as suitable quarters are availa' le.
It may be stated in this connection
that the boundaries of the Kettle River
Mining Division are of a rather vague
description in the official Gazette and
appear to have beou very considerably
widened, taking in a largo area of the
former Grand Forks division. It is
understood that this arrangement
which is part of tho re-adjustment of
the Kettle River, Grand Forks Osoo-
yos and Siinilkameeu Divisions, has
given a great deal of dissatisfaction to
Grand Forks, whoso citizens regard it
as n loss of territory.
A very serious accident on Wednesday afternoon on the Columbia &
Western. George Loy, bridge inspector, fell from the sunn below Aninondn
and fractured his skull. He use after
the fall and walked a short distance
lint became unconscious. His fall was
nnterl by the foreman of tbe bridge
gang who immediately went to his assistance and had him conveyed to tho
hospital, where he now lies in a very
nrecarions condition.
NOT SATISFIED YET.
The Fenians Want Another Licking
From the Canadians,
Omaha, Nob.,Dec. ��3. -Au open let-
tor signed "Liberty" appeared in a
paper here today culling upon the Fenian organizations, the Clan-Na-Gael
nnd similar anti-British associations,
to prepare for au invasion of   Canada.
It is understood the lettor was written by a Fenian who took part 111 the
raid on Canada. Tbe police have octal-
mnnioated the circumstances to the
officials.
GREAT BRITAIN
STANDS RESOLVED
No Proposals of Peace Can Now be Entertained.
FINANCIAL PANIC BARELY AVERTED.
The Great City Firms Have Gome to the Rescue of the
Weaker-���De Beers and Ohartereds Will go to
Nothing if Kimberley Falls.
Itiftc,   In.   ta.-Nct   fcr  anyjUr.less  this  antion   bad   been  taken
years past hns Great Britain faced suab 1several well known  bouses, not of tho
a    situation   as   confronts   her    this| first importance, but still of large proportions, would it is said   have  to  go
MAY TAKE EXERCISE.
New York, Deo. 23.--Roland B.
Molineux, appears to he breaking
down. The effect of the strain to
which his trinl has subjected him, has
been said to causo him to complain to
his connsel, Mes-rs. Weeks and Barlow, and they have asked Recorder
Goff if the prisouer could not have
more exercise and take stimulants As
a result of this request the recorder
yestorday ordered the warden of the
Tombs to permit Molineux to have
more exercise.
GREENWOOD C'TY NEWS.
ABOUT DIAMONDS.
Tbe siege nf Kimberly and the practical suspension for a time of tbe output of diamonds, seems to have given
a fresh stimulus to the discussion of
their probable origin.
It is well known that diamond is
pure carbon. So is charcoal, and yet
tbe difference between a diamond and
a piece of charcoal is about as great
ns that between any two fnlid substances. The diamond, though, is crys-
talized, while tbe charcoal is not,
While the chemical composition of a
diamond is understood well enough, it
has never been possible to erystnlize
carbon into diamonds by any nrtifloinl
process except iu the en idlest experimental way.
Tho diamond, however, is not the
only thing in nature the composition
of wbioh is understood, but which cau
not bo made artificially. The same is
true nf all ores, and notably so of coal.
Imagine nan attempting to artificially
manufacture anthracite or  bituminous
coal.
The teason is that nature operates by
means of forces which it is impossible for man to duplicate. Tho coal
measures were formed by the submerging of great forests which sustained a
pressure not only vastly greater thau
man could possibly apply, but it continued through periods com pared with
which tho lifetime of a human being
is but as the 'twinkling of an eye. "
So with diamonds. The belief quite
generally prevails that they originally
reached "the surface in the course of
volcanic eruptions. But iu doing so
they were subjected to both heat and
pressure than man can scarcely imagine much less produce.
Thus we see that while the human
race has mado wonderful progress, and
has accomplished many things which
only a few years ago seemed to b<" impossible, there are  nevertto !<       I'1"1"
Christmas Yet to meet it there has
arisen :: new Britain, wliich by its
virility aud pluck extorts admiration
even from her bitterest continental
critic. The comments of tho foreign
papers, at least such as are printed
here, are couched in terms, far more
friendly than V hen it was believed a
speedy victory awaited General Buller.
As repeatedly asserted, there is no
likelihood of European interference
as yet.
W. T. Stead in the Dally Chronicle
today has a "ery alarming column in
which he has visiocs of a "superior
Jaraieson raid" by 6,000 Frenchmen cn
London in tbo ahsenoe of the Channel
fleet. Mr. Stead points ont how, in
his opinion, this might be aeemvplisli-
ed aud says ;
"To rely as some appeal' to do upon
the addition of a number nf raw recruits under thn excitement and stimulus of tlie present war fever, is to rely
on a broken reed. Woolwich arsenal
might see the French tricolor flying
ovor Westminster Palace before the
first of the new lecruits could have
learned to handle a gun.''
Though Great Britain's plight im
South Africa s-ems temporal'!!) critical, the Associated Press learns that
tbe Boers are straining every neivo to
soure the mediation of President MoKinley towards n favorable peace.
But, anyone with the slightest knowledge of British feeling appreciates that
not one person 111 a milliion contem-
nates nny losult bnt an ultimate British triumph, and all sections unite in
saving that this must he secured, no
matter at what cost. Hence the Ro.rs
nave slight hopes tbat mediation would
be accepted, even though President
MoKinley could be persuaded tn proffer it. The Associated Press is informed from excellent sources that n.
offer of mediation wonld be nereptee
hy Lord Salisbury in any shape 01
form. The popular conception ol
peace is. that it must come througl
the idol of the army, General Roberts,
and his not less ad ired chief of stuff,
General Kitchener, and the countiy is
prepared to wait indefinitely for that
eventuality. The fall of Kimberley,
Ladysmith, and Mafeking wonld nol
make a partiole of difference, for this
stoical resolve is thoroughly embedded
in the hearts of people wbo.loi tho first
timo in tbe memory of the generation
have draDk deeply of tho cup of miii
tary defeat. Any other defeats thnt
the fntnre holds for the British, except entire annihilation, are anticipated by tho scathing oritioism wliich
the nation has inflicted upon itself.
Estimates of the duration of hostilities vary from three months to a year.
Tbe lack of news this  week, ha
under. This concerted precaution bas
to some extent restored confidence,
but the market is still panicky, many
peope believing tbat tho most serious
crisis bus not yet been reached.
Loudon, Dec. 84.���(4:45 a. m. (���Beyond tbe statement that a holiographo
message from Ladysmith reports "All
well" up to Fridny afternoon, with no
lighting except outpost skirmishing,
absolutely no news has been received
of the war during tho night. The War
Office as midnight said that the office
had received flutter dispatches. FlOul
a continental Dutch dispatch, however,
comes the incredible rnmor thnt a
British army corps bas disembarked at
Lorenzo Marquez and is matching to-
wnrds the Transvaal frontier.
Berlin, Dec. 88.���The newspapers
throughout Germany continue to discuss tbe problem as to what will be
Great Britain's position hereafter.sinoe
they claim her total collapse as a military power has been proved by this
war. The usually well informed
Kreutze Zeitung prints a letter from a
high personage at St. Petersburg.
claiming that the question as to
whether it is advisable to uso Great
Britain's present powerlessuess is
again being seriously considered in
Russian Government circles. Tho military party is uiging tho timeliness
for an Asiatic aivance.
840 tous; Wax Eagle, week 1,440, yeal
till,008; Iron Mask, week, 180, year
5,490; Evening Star, year, Hi*--;
Duer Park, year, 18! Centre Star,
week BOO,year 10,045; Columbia-Koote
nay, year 111: Virginia, year. 100;
Mountain Trail, year, 30; I. X 1, ,
week, 85, year ltlli; Ooxey, year, '.'0,
Monti' Cristo, week 100, year BOO;
Giant, week r.'i, year 76, Total, for
week, 4,lt:!'.' tons; for yesr, 180,660
tons.
11   I
Ottawa, Dec. 88.���The   Government
has reoeived a cable from the Imperial
authorities stating that graduates of
the Royal Military College, Kingston,
who nre recommended by the Minister
of Militia will receive commissions
in the Britisb army.
STREET CAR ACCIDENT.
ACnrDerniled on the Mull Mines Road
Yesterday.
Thero was a somewhat serious
street car accident iu Nelson yesterday
morning. As annonnoed in The Miner, it. wiih the intention to hare inaugurated a regular street car service yesterday. The tirst car with passengers
aboard was to havo started at 1
o'clock, but thu management deemed
it advisable to make a few trips over
the system so as to thoroughly test it.
Consequently No. 2 was started over
tbo route early in the morning, and
all went well. Another trip was then
started, and the car reached iu safety
tbe Kootenay Street end of th.- line,
Thero weie on board Electrical Engineer Carrey,Motormen Peters and Wilson, Conductors Hawkins and Campion, and Mr. T. Duncan, the secretary of the Nelson Electric Tftimway
Co. On tbe upward trip Peters handled the motor, and coining down he
transferred tho responsibility to Wilson.
On stinting the down grade ou Kontenay Street���a grade of about twelve.
per cent ���the car gained a high rate of
speed, whicli was steadily increasing. Nearlng the turn ou Mines Road.
tho brake was applied tut, it was
too late���the oar slide down tbe grade
aud jumped tho track as soou as the
corner was turned. Four of thosn on
board jumped before the car was upset,
but Patera was unable to escape and
got jammed in the wreck. Mr. Don
can .was inside the car at the time,
and managed to escape without a
scratch. The ethers were more or less
bruised and bleeding, but poor Peters'
left nrm was almost severed from the
body. He lay for somo minutes with
his legs doubled up and bis arm under
the weight, until a nuii.bei of specie
tors, by prying up the car, managed to
extricate the sLlTerer. Ho was taken
to the Ciickmay Hospital, where it
was, found necessary to amputate the
arm. Latest reports are to the effect
that the patient is progressing favorably. Tho accident, of course, alter-
the programme for the regular service
which was to have started yesterday.
Cheering Crowds at London
and Southampton
HIS PARTING ADDHESS
Hopes lor Others the Luck He Ho;es for
Himself-Outbursts  of
Patriotism.
Southampton, Deo 88.���Lord Roberts in the conrse of an interview had
with him before sailing said:
"1 am deeply impressed by feelings
shown today in London, along the
route and about Southampton. I desire to express my gratitude to all who
have seen ine off and send best remembrances to all the country. In these
outbursts of patriotism I see good
omens nf success. " When those who
wero not to be pnssengers by the
steamer left tha vessel, Lord Roberts
hiide farewell to his wife and daughters and ascended to tbe bridge. His
lopcaiance was tlm signal for deafening obeers and for tbe singing of "God
Save tho Queen" and "Rule Brittuti-
nia. ' Responding to the cries for a
speech Lord Roberts said:
"My good friends, I wish you all
good luck wliich I hope I shall  have."
As the ship disappeared into the
darkness a great linnl cheer raug^ out
from the ciowd.
CANADA TO PAY HER SOLDIERS.
Record    Office    and    County    Oouit
Moved   to Greenwood   Oity.
Greenwood, B. O., Deo. 33.-(Special Correspondence of The Miner)���Sir
Charles Tupper; will come into tho
Boundary Conntry noxt week and address meetings at Grand Forks nnd
Greenwood.
He will arrive here Wednesday afternoon from Grand Forks, whore he will
be lunched and banquetted on Christ -
mns dny and apeak on Tuesday evening.
A meeting was held last evening to
make arrangements for his reception.
and an exeoutivo committee was appointed consisting of Clive Pringle, A.
Ferguson, H. Shaw, E. Jacob', Midway, D.   Mcintosh,   W.   R. Williams,
W. O. Noble, R. Sn.aile, P. C   Bnoke,   treal 111 mis civ, .....-..   ������"'^���" ~-^ "��� 'f iluies on titling day,   December 88,   ing Deo. 88, aud year to date
.     S, Black,  Hugh Murray,   Midway. jHe has been in I though   the   small   flay   may   suffer. I    Le Roi mine, week 3,373, year,   98,.
il. Tobo. Ebolt, J. P. Myers-Grey, A-jyear.
which in all reasonable probability
can never be passed. But we need not
worry abont these things. The welfare of man depends upon the utilization of tLo minerals rather than then-
creation.
BANKER DEAD.
Kingston, Out.,   Lee.   33.-John H.
TWO   MINERS KILLED.
Accident Caused by Drilling Into a
Hole Tbat Missed Eire.
Greenwood, B. C., Dec. 33.��� (Spec
ial). ���A fatal explosion occurred in tbe
dnowshoe mine at Phoenix oamp at IS
o'clock today, caused by drilling1 into
m old blast that bad missed fire. Tho
victims nre John Nelson, killed, and
Stanley McLeod, seriously perhaps fatally injured. Both were single men.
No blame is attached to the nianag. ���
ment. The engineer claims to have
warned the victims beforo going to
work that two shots had missed fire.
Nelson wns blown to pieces.
INVESTIGATION COMPLETED.
Good  Feeling   Was   Shown���Rossland
Oro Shipments.
Rossland, B. C., Dec. 38 ���Dominion
Commissioner   R.     O.   Clute, Q.    C.,
by j completed his   investigation   into  the
no means been taxen as  an   indication ! labor question here this evening.  Mine
of tbe adaue   regarding   no  news.    Ajowners  and   mineis   from   Ymir, tbe
very general impression    prevails that I Boundary country and this camp have
Kimberley will succumb.    An   official j appeared befnie Mr. Clute   voluntarily
of   tbe British    South   Afrionn   Com-  and a great   deal   of   important   testi-
pany, who has au   intimate knowledge j mouy   hns  been  given.    The   utmost
of South Africa,   tells   the  Associated j good   feeling   bas   been   shown on all
Press he believes that if tho I-oers cap- j sides and it   is generally believed that
tnre Cecil Rhodes the? will shoot him.   the   result of  Mr.   Olute's  visit   here
The   lack   of   information  has caused ' will bo beneficial and help n good deal
extreme   nervousness     It   is   believed j to quiet the uneasy feeling iu   mining
that it   Kimberley falls the De  Beer's j circles.
mines shares  and  interests will  shri-,    The shipments continue  to maintain
vol to nothing,   while   the   Chartered  a good average.    The total for the past
Company's vast   issues will lose   what week, excluding Saturday,   was  4,033
little bottom they have left. tons.    Tho   Giant joined the   list this
It is learned by the Associated Press   week   sending a first shipment   of   78
that the great financial houses in Lon-   tons to   Northport.    Appended is a di ���
.;   ifMon-!dnn   have    combined,    and   furnished   tailed statement   of tho ore shipments
11 " *'   *   this   morning. Sufficient  money   to   insure   no large  form Rossland camp for tho week end-
Parliament Should Vote 10 or 15 Millions For tho War Fund.
Toronto, Dec. 33.��� The Biard oi
Trade has passed a 1.-solution calling
upon the Government to provide Unnecessary monies for tho mobilization
and equipment in the Dominion of a
siiii larger to force of volunteeera to
assist the Mother Country, 11. E.
Walker,general manager of the Bank of
Commerce, says Parliament shonld be
asked to vote ten or fifteen millions
towards the defence of the Empire and
ihe preparing   of   Canadian reinforce.
ments,
The Queen Sets   the Example of Keeping up Her Spirits.
London Deo. 88.��� In spite of the
deep anxiety of the Queen regarding
vents In Sonth Africa, as she has no
intention to permit Christmas at
Windsor to assume a gloomy aspect. The Duke and DunbeSS of Con-
nauglit, Marquis of Lome and Princess
Louise, and a host of little folks other
members of tho Royal family, aud
Canon Dnokwortb, the Queen's chaplain arrived at Windsor this eveuing,
where they were met hy Princess
Henry of. Battenburg, the Duchess of
nlbany and others who will make up
a cheerful party.
MARRIED BV TELEGRAPH.
Winchester,     Ky.,    Dec.     33.���Miss
Lizzie   Hninninns   of   Wincbestr   and
Troopei Samuel Wheeler, of 90th Cavalry stationed at Port Wingate, N. M.,
have been married hy tnli 'graph The
distance between the points is 1,70(1
miles, and tile   telegraph   company, to
accommodate the couple, made special
efforts and established a circuit.
DEWEY A  FIXTURE
Washington, Dec. 33.���Admiral
George Dewey will be 113 years of age
on Christmas Day, and,under tbe ordinary process nf law, would be placed
ou (be retired list. On that account
tbe special law by which he was advanced to the bead of the navy makes
no provision fnr bis retirement therefore he will continue in the active list,
in all probability, until   bis death.
AN INTREIM11 EXPLORER.
treal in this city, died
The Only Man Whu  Penetrated Thibet
and Escaped Alive. *
New Yoik, Dec.    33.��� Henry Savage
Lander, the English explorer, the ouly
! wbite man who penetrated  Thibet and
{ who escaped with his life after having
been subjected to  untold   toiturei, ar-
' rived   here   today  on tho  steamer St.
[ Paul.
Mr. Lander comes   here   to   lecture,
and will spend   some   months iu   this
, country,    tedliug   his   story in   all the
I large cities.
CHRISTMAS AT WINDSOR.
WEALTH INDEED.
Louden, Dec. 88. ��� While most poisons k'jow ii.ai tbe late Duke of Westminster was one of tbe richest men in
England, no London newspaper has
taken the trouble to procure an cati-
inute of bis wealth. He owned several
London parts of leal estate which togither, according to the Duke's; own
statement, made six hundred acres.
Much of this is in Helgravia, the aristocratic residential quarter. He also
bud 30,1100   acres   in the   conntry, and
annual Inoome of 8780,000, His realty
v .lues in London.wen worth ��80 000,���
000, The heir to the Dukedom, is the
Into Duke's grandson Visconnt Bel-
grave, now in South Africa ns uido-
ds-oamp of Sir Alfred Miluer, ��ho
(lovernor nf Cape Colony.
MURDERESS   WILL HANG.
Ottawa, Oot , Dec. 33.���An order-
in-coiincil has been passed allowing
the law to take its course in the case
of Hilda Blake of Brandon who shot
und killed Mrs. Lime with whom she
live'd. The execution takes place on
.Inimary Ttb. Thousands ol Manitoba!)
signed a petition to the Governor-General playing for commutation of the
death sentence on the ground that the
girl was insane when she committed
tho crime.
EIRE   CHIEF DEAD.
Montreal. Dec. 33.���Chief John
Buckingham, who has been connected
with the Montreal lire brigade for
many years, died this naming. Ho
has been in ill health for some time.
CANADA'S TRADE.
Ottawa, Deo. 33 ���The total impotts
and exports of the Dominion for the
first live month of the fiscal year are
l$HW;071,848, showing an increase of
|l?,ri05.(K)s The , diatom's revenuno
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MERRY CHRISTMAS.
Tho Minor wishes nil its readers a
right Merry Christinas.
In order that tbe employes of the
otlico may take full advantage of the
holiday, it bas been decided to issue
The Miner 011 Monday morning instead
of Tuesday. Tomorrow, therefore,
our subscribers will be furnished the
paper as usual, making Tuesday tbo
off-day of the week.
BRITAIN AROUSED.
Luring the present century the
growth of tbe British Empire hns
been so great and so uninterrupted
and Britons, whether thoy settled in
Canada, Australia, India or other
parts of the world, hnve grown so accustomed to au unquestioned supremacy, both military and civil, thnt it is
hardly a matter for surprise that the
nation has been inclined to rest a little ou its) laurols nnd look with scorn
upon any attempt to dispute its domination. For the first time in many
years, the empire has received a check,
comparatively unimportant in itself,
but which may yet seem to afford jeal-
ods continental nations that opportunity to strike a mortal blow for which
they havo   watched so  loug   in   vain.
The British Lion from time to time
for many years past has permitted his
tail to be twisted, watching the operation the while in silent scorn, bnt
now his assailants are growing more
daring. Thinking that he has outliv-
od his strength, they seem to contemplate'a determined onslaught. What is
the result? He rises and shakes himself, and the action discloses that he
yet possesses his old strength and tie-
termination, while on either side of
him appears a well grown cub, each in
itself no mean antagonist. Greater
Britain stands ready to fight to the
uttermost. Let her enemies beware.
In England there lives a journalist
by the name of W. T. Stead, a man,
who iii his efforts to obtain notoriety,
has raked to the bottom the moral
cesspools of the old and new world*.
Faithful to bis habit of opposing the
country wliich bore him and foolishly
supports him, he is now engaged in
endoavoring to show tho French how
they may successfully invaele England
in the absence of the Channel fleet.
Fortunately he knows as little of military matters as he does of common decency or of patriotism, so his advice is
unlikely to bear fruit. Mr. Stead has
passed through almost; eveiy stage of
political and religious belief, bnt,
strange to sny.he still believes in himself. No oue will grudge him bis solitary follower.
Tho resolute attitude of tbe British
Empire seems to be producing its
wonted effects. Not only does it ex
tort reluctant admiration from foreign
critics, but, the Associated Press snys,
land that institution has shown itself
to bo niuivelonsly well Informed in
such matters) the Boers aro endeavoring to secure the inodiation of President MoKinley with tho view of obtaining a favorable peace. Kruger may
havo enjoyed the first nibble or two,
but ho is beginning to find out that he
is trying to bite off more than be can
chew. Tho United States just uow
is our most faithful ally, and President MoKinley is not in the least
likely to make any such move. The
Boers will havo to lenrn by experience
what the power of the British Empire ia, while Franco and the rest will
stion have no difficulty in recalling thnt
to reach England they must cross the
water, and that in ships.
NELSON  DAILY MlN.ER, SUNDAY,
iHgq.
section ol the rute payers i��rrt"iiio"as to
nominate a gentleman -qfjioae name
has, as yet, not been pnblicly mentioned in collection with the contest, and
as it is eminently advisable that the
caudidate, whoever he be, reoeive tbo
undivided support of the Pngressivo
party.
It bas been suggested tbat a pnblic
meeting of oitizens be called to dooid-
od upon a candidate to opposo Mr. John
Houston for the offloe of mayor for
the ensuing year. That the J great
majority Of the electors do uot want
Mr. Houston to be tbe next Mayor is
apparent,but tbe delay in deciding upon a candidate to oppose him shows a
listlossness on tbe pait ot tlie. electors
thnt should not he In evidence so
shortly before the municipal elootions.
Alderman Fletcher bas announced his
intention of opposing Mr. Houston,
but he would no doubt be willing to
abide by the deicision eif a representative uieeting of rate payers called to
select, a candidate to represent the progressive element in the City. Such a
meeting should be called immediately
and the strongest available candidate
placed 111 the   Held,    as an   influential
Elsewhere will.be found a somewhat
exhaustive sketch of tho mining properties in the Windermere district of
East Kootenay by The Miner's Special
Correspondent. From his nooount
the mineral showings there must be
phenomenal, and there is small reason
to wonder at the amount of oapitai
which has been recently invested
there. Nature has indeed been bountiful to the Kootenays Her treasures
have been In stowed with no niggardly
hand, nor are IRpy confined to any one
section.
The tram oar accident yesterday is
most regrcttablo. especially, coming,
as it did,on tho first day of the regular
service. The- accident, it appears, was
not duo to any mechanical mistake in
construction or to any failure of electric powei. When descending a steep
grade tbe car was allowed to approach
a rather sharp curve at too high a
speed, and the momentum did the rest
Had the brakes boon applied earlier
the accident would not havo occurred.
The publio may rest assured that, after
suoh a sharp lesson, the tendency
will be rather to err on the side of
over caution in future.
PRESCRIPTIONS
The purity of tho Drugs and Medicine1*
administered to the patient is the most
essential element in the successful treatment of disease. Prescriptions are com-
P'tunaed by ns from absolutely Pure
Drugs In jierfect condition, ai.d the phy
sician's skill will not be nullified by old
and impotent drugs.
Our stocks of requisites for '
The Toilet
The Nursery
The Sick Room
Art; complete.   Your patronage solicited.
Nurses'  Directory.
Fur the convenience of Physicians and
Nnrs-1--, we have established a Nurses'
Directory, and in order to have it complete, request all Nurses to send in or call
and  leave their names  and  addresses.
H. F. M'LEAN
Dispensing Chemist
telephone lio.     P. O. Bor 22S,    Baker Streot.
Mail Orders Promptly Attended To.
THOMSON'S
SEE
OUR
DOLLS
and
TOYS
Thomson Stalionsrr Co., Ltd.
NELSON, B. C.
A. R- BARROW, >>'"�����
Provincial Land Surveyor,
Corner Victoria and Kootenay Sts,
V. O, Box 359. Telephone No. 1)5
There'll be
A Busy
Santa Claus
And no modern
mechanism can
register his pace
if he distributes
all the pretty
Christmas ideas
we've got ready.
Still, we'll guarantee safe delivery if you'll make
selections, for
we've the fullest
confidence in his
ability.
DE.GiilM.i3ER,
The
Red
.. Grocery
1XMAS   POULTRY
GEESE
TURKEYS
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Morrison b Caldwell.
Telephone 134.
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HUDSON'S BAV
COMPANY.
'NCORPORATF'" \
670
Many Choice
ideas for
Xmas Gifts
yet remaining-
those that make
splendid remembrances, and yet
the prices are
such REASONABLE
ones that you'll
buy them gladly.
You can form no
idea of values
we offer unless
you examine
them, and COMPARE PRICES.
One price to
all. No big price
asked and no big
discount. The
price we mark is
standard.
LUMBER.
Delivered to an any point on
Kootenay Lake.
I have a complete stock
on hand of
ROUGH AND
DRESSED LUMMr.
SHINGLES.
MOULDINGS, SASH D0��R<
INSIDE FINISH.
COAST FLOORING
and
FINISHED LUMBER.
Wholesale Houses.
NELSON, B. C.
AERATED ANO MINERAL WATERS
THORPE & CO., I.IMITKD.���Corner Vor-
iiiiii and Cedar Streets, Nelson, manufacturers of and wholosale doalers lu aerated
waters aud fruit syrups. Sole agouti* for Halcyon Springs mineral water.
NELSON SODA WATER FACTORV
���.V M. Cummins, i-.-s-,,,. fivers known
varleiy of soft drinks. P. O. Box 88. Telephone No 31. Hoover Stroct, Nelson Dottlei s
of the Famous St. Leon Hot Sprites Mineral
Water.
GMMH
is here again and we
are all preparing to
enjoy it, each in his
own way.    .    ,
CIGARS
Mill at PILOT BAY.
Yards, NELSON and LARDO
HEAD  OFFICE
ITELSOlSr-
J.  A.   SAYWARD.
f::_
GRERt**, B. A., c. ""..PROVINCIAL
��� _ Land Surveyor. Surveys of mineral
claims lands, oto, Agent, for obtaining Crown
Orants. Olllce Turnor-Iloeckh block Nelson,
B.C.
Will Open on Wednesday,
Jan. 3, 1 goo.
BOOKKEEPING.
SHORTHAND,
TYPEWRITING.
and up-to-date Business Methods taught ex-
fiecUtioUHlv and thoroughly-     Present,   Bpaco
United.   Register early.
NIGHT CLAdHKS FOR "USY PEOPLE will
be opened immediately. In addition to
the regular branches, olasses In primary
work will be funned for those whose early
opportunities have been lost, 'terms
reasonable.  For further Information ap-
' RATTRAY &  MERRILL.
Victoria Street, near City Hall.
We have several snaps  in   House
property:
3 Kooms and attic, 2 lots, corner Stanley.. tl.ftOO
4 Hooms, I lots, lovely situation  1,000
4 Kooms. nlco eottug". improved lot     (WO
5 Kooms, stone foundation, collar full size 1,640
8 Kooms. Vernon street, 2 lots, excellont
value,  ...1,950
tl Kooms, down town, new, all conveniences, rented at $��>  2,150
8 Kooms,  large  verandah,   2  lots,  dead
cheap  3.300
8 Kooms, nil conveniences, 2 lots, now��� 2,600
GEORGE   GURD,
With P. L. Ohler,
MARA  BLOCK    BAKER  ST.
Real Estate b Mines-
Opera House  Block,
Victoria St.
The Elliot Block,
Baker St.
Druo &
Book 60.
Joy cometh in the morning
And in the evening too,
If you eat his Home made Bread
You'll be joyful too.
Ask your Grocer for it.
Grocers carry it :
These
KIRKPATRICK & WILSON.
J. A.  IRVING & CO.
MORRISON & CALDWELL.
EAST END GROCERY.
GEO. BELL St CO.
T. A. SCANLAN.
COLE'S  GROCERY,  Hume Add,
HUMPHREYS & PITTOCK.
KOOTENAY CIGAR MFG. CO.-Corner Maker ami Hull directs, Nelson, man
ufacturors of " Uoyal Seal'
Belle" brand of cigars.
and " Koolenaj
COMMISSION MERCHANTS
HJ. EVANS & GO. !>���"���' 'tci-i. Nel
��� son, wholesale dealers in liquors, cigars
cemont, tire b tck and lire cUy, water pipe anu
steol rails and geueral commission merchants.
GRAIN, HAY ANO CEREALS
BRACKMAN <k KER MILLING OO.
1.1.M1 Thi). rront DUYMLi .NaitfuU. wuuie
huiu dealers in flour, meals, etc., ana nn>
and grain. Mills at Kduiuntou, Victoria aim
New Westminster. Kluvutors on Calgury 4
I'jlninniun Kailway.
GEO.   F.   MOTION-- Wholesale  Hay,
Oniin and reed,   special quotation, on
ci load lots 10 all Koolenay points.
GROCERIES
A MACDONALD &. CO.--Cor���er Vei-
* no,, and jusuphiuu ali-ools. wholesale
gro--��r��and jubbers in blaiuets, gloves, mills,
boots, rubbers, macklnaws and miners' sundries.
KOOTENAY SUPPLY CO. Limit
Vernou ttlroet, Nelsou, importers, v. I
sale grocers.
Kll-
whole-
FRE8H AND SALT MEATS
PATENT VAPOR
AND   MEDICAL  BATH
mnstcuicaolotis In checking disease and
preserving li-alili, highly recommend
ed ny the Medical Faculty and professional ��� ui-scs. One bath will break up
the most severe cold.
Imperial Silverware
The best foods on the market, beautiful designs, and every article guaranteed for t on years.
Ohautauqua OomMnation 'Writing DeBk
aud Drawing Board.
The best Kindergarten Combination
ever invented for children or young
people Fully fu-nlshod with Instruction book, crayons, etc.. Invaluable for
home education.
The Silverware and Ilesks are most suitable
for Christmas presents. Call and inspect goods
at my olllce, Hall street between Haker and
Vornon,
Agent for
British Columbia.
JOHN BLANEY,
Every Man
likes to dress jo Ftisliionnble nud
Nice Fitting Garments if he .'an
do bo nt a reiiHounble prioe. M-
Fall and Winter Samples nre now
complete in Suitings, Overooati v
and Fancy VeHtiiigs, Give mr r
oall and 1 will quote you pri-us
thnt will astonish yon.
Ladies' Tailoring  in   all   its
branches, a specialty.
Stevensne
Tailor
Rooms 1 and 11
Clements Hillyer Block
Nelson Cleaning and Dyeinp
Establishment-
8. D. PIEBKB Prop.
Ladies' and Gents' Clothing cleans 1
dyed, altered and repaired.
SATISFACTION  GUARANTEED
Hear of rurkr I1..1.I. mi-��K
TAILORING
CLEANING
REPAIRING
ARTHUR GEE,
Opposite Clarko Hotel.       Merchant Tailor.
P  BURNS * CO    Haker .-ilrccl.  Nelson,
���   wholesale  dealers in fresh aud cured
inc u h.   Culd storage.
WfcST KOOTENAY BUTCHER CO
-Baker sireet. Nelson.   W nol wale doalors iu fre h aud cured meats,
By this time all
the Xmas shopping
has been done and
the available corners
of the house loaded
with the good things
of this life carefully
hid from the prying
eyes of the destined
recipients.
Do
Not
Forget
HARDWARE A  MINING SUPPLIES
HBYEHS A CO.-Corner Haker and
��� Josephine Streets, Nelson, wholesale
dealers In hardware and mining supplies.
Agents for Giaut Powder Co.
VANCOUVER hI AR D WAR E ~00' Y.
1,1-mi n:n linker ou eel, Nelson, wholesale dealers in hardware and miuipg supplies,
lil umber.,' and tinsmith's supplies.
NELSON  HARDWARE  CO.-Wholesale i.llint s anil oils.
LIQUORS AND DRY GOOD8.
TURNER, BEETON A CO. Coiner
Vernou anu Josephine streets, No'.->on
wholesale dealuis in liquors cigars and dry
goods. Ageut-, for PdbSb Brewing Co. of Mil-
wu. koe and Calgary Brewing Co. of Calguiy.
HUDSON'S BAY CO.- *'��� hoiesale groceries and liquors, om., Baker at., Nolsun.
PROVISIONS, PRODUCE & FRUITS
JY GR'FF'N * CO.-Cirnor Vernon
��� auu josephiiio olreuls. Nelson, wholesale
dealers 111 provisions,cured meats, i-uiter and
eggs.
SASH AND DOORS
NELSON    SAW    AND     PLANING
MILLS,  LiMrrHD���corner i-ium ami
Halt rilrcois, Nelson, inanulacliirers of and
wholesale dealers in sash ai.d doors; all kin,Is
of factory work mado 10 order.
that after the fun and
frolic of the season are
over you still must
eat and drink, and
when yoo look through
your panti*)' on Dec
26th let your thoughts
wander to the old
reliable Hudson's B-iy
Company and get your
order in for renewal of
supplies, as we will be
busy for coming two
weeks moving into our
new premises.
AOETYLENE GAS
WANSTONE'S DRUG STORE.
V _ no-- Jo
     Cor.
osuphine ami Baker alrcets. Agts,
for Calciu.n Carbide and Wolland Aeutylene
1 ,a Machine Co.
__  ASSAYER'S SUPPLIES
WF.~TEETZEL & OO - Corner Bakor
��� and Josophln, blreuls, Nelson, wholesale dealers in a^sayer's supplies. Agents lor
HenvorFlre Clay Co. of Denver, Colorado.
Have just unloaded a car of
Mixed Vegetables and car ot
Fruits, all in good order.
A MERRY XMAS
and a
Happy New Year
to all my Friends.
C. D. J. CHRISTIE
With   Best Wishes
for Tomorrow.
SPECIAL SALE
IN MILLINERY
-AT-
Mrs.   McLaugMn's'
Hudson's
Bay
Stores. ��-*--*/ N
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ARE HANI BIKES
Account by Miner's Special
Correspondent.
ORE   OF HIGH  GRADE.
It Is  Mostly  Grey  Copper and Galena.
Sketch of all tbe Princip tl Olainu.
A New Eailway.
feet by four feet deep. Both these sections of development work nre all in
sand carbonates, one of tho must vain-
some   extremely   rich   samples of  ore | olose by the open cut. This shaft is six
havo been taken from these ledges, the
general average is   very  uniform and
may be   classed as pay ore   under   tho
present shipping facilities. During j able ores known. The oro is galena
the past, season some wonderful strikes aud sand carbonates carrying 160
have been made, hardly a week going ounces in silver, $15 in gold, aud
by without tbe tidings of a rich strike, lead 88.6 per ceut. A tunnel which
The district is well supolied as re- j was supposed to be cross cutting the
gards townsttes but Peterborough un-1 lead encountered one of the walls at 7!)
doubtedly takes the lead as the main teet. This property is being worked
as well us the most central town in the; throughout the winter by a large force
district.    It is situated   on the Colum-  0f men midei tbo direction of   Thomas
Windermere, B^O , Dec 80.��� (Special Correspondence of The Miner) ���
Tbe various mineral bolts that extend
from Dutch Creek to Number 2 Creek,
on the eastern slope of the Selkirk
Range, have been partly prospected
with wonderful results. Th.s territory embraces an area of some 80
miles in length aud twenty in breadth,
and while bnt a small portion of this
bus been carefully prospected, ledges
that have so far been discovered show
such Strength and continuity that it is
reasonable to suppose that with careful
and diligent niospocting many more
promising discoveries will be made
during the next few seasons Attention during the past two seasons was
more especially confined to Toby,
Boulder, MoDonald, Law, Number
Two and Horse Thief Creeks and other
tributaries, The mineral belt is apparently about 19 miles long and about
four miles wide. This belt is almost
entirely comprised of serpentiue and
schist traversed by intrusive dykes of
trap rock. These dykes cut vertically
lirongh the formation, wliich generally has a pitch of some 20 degrees to
the west, and along side of them tbo
mineral bearing ledges make the dykes
forming either one wall or the other of
tbe ledge. These lodges have every appearance of permanence and strength.
The dykes -.tin be followed ont and
traced for miles. In places the glacial
action bas stripped the ledges leaving !
vast, ore bodies uncovered. The capping Of tbe majoiiry of these ledges
is a heavy sulphide ilon interspersed ;
with large boulders of solid ore. The
general character of these ores aro
lead sulphides, carrying considerable
quantities of gray copper and occasionally ruby silver, copper sul-
(ihidu,   and ohalcopyritts.   Although
bia River at. the head of navigation,
between Toby and Horse Thief Creeks.
The townsite Co have several wagon
roads completed connecting Toby,
Boulder, Law, MoDonald, and Horse
Thief Creeks, and also to the Columbia
River. An up to date sawmill is
now supplying lumber on the town-
site. A complete electric light system
is now being installed and buildings are
going up in a wny that wonld remind
one of the boom days in West Koote-
n y. Tributary to Peterborough are
the following mines:
Red Line mines, Paystone gioup,
Wilson group, Paradise group, Hnupt
group, South Side group, White Elephant group, Lucky Four,Gallop Fraction, Silver Thread mines, Delphine
mines, Gallop group, Sitting Bull
group, Taynton group, Isaac group,
Namaqua group, Black Prince, Oopper, Shamrock, Riveiside group, Black
rPnice group, Galena, Jupiter Star
group, Riverside group, Whito Cat
group, Mary G, Equitable, Molly
Muck-a-Chnch, Diamond group Mineral Kiug group, Bnllion mines, Phoenix group, Canyon group, Pilgrim
group, Exchange group, Rainbow
group, Royal group, Virginia group,
Red Cross, Pretty Girl, Vulcan, Dragon, Morning Glory Group, Silver Tip
mines, Ground Floor, Hot Punch,
Mint Julep, Bi-metallist, Windsor
group, Montozuma group, Dolos, McLeod group, Holy Moses, Hughes
group, Blue Fox, DreBsmsker, R, C.
and Chllberry, Seal group, Short
Tramp, Breadwinner,Three of a Kind,
Alps group, Jumbo, Morning (Star
grnnp, Christian group, Muriel group,
Bmman group! Stark group, Craig
group, Sunrise group, Bruce ftaotion,
Jan group.
The Paradise group sitnated on
Spring Creek, consists of three claims,
Paradise, QomBtobk and Royal Stag.
This group is now under bond to the
Now Golden, B. 0., Syndicate.of London, Eug., for |1SO,000, This is the
largest bona fide bond that has yet
been taken on any mining property in
North East Kootenay. (In the mineral
ourcrop at the west end   of   the  Para
Jones.
From tho Diamond group situated
ou Spring Creek, Messrs. Willard and
Stratford have bad the phenomenal returns of |800 per ton in gold, stiver
and copper, from 25 pouurls of ore
which they sent to the Northport
smelter. The owners are now driving
a tunnel to crosscut thi lead. This
property is situated ou the same lead as
the famous Paradise group of mines.
The Pretty Girl group of mines is
owned by the New Golden 11. 0. Syndicate of London, Eug., Recent development work ou this property lias
proved very satisfactory. Tlio new
shaft is now down SO foot, ami the ore
is proving of splendid quality.
Ou tbo Black Prince mine, a copper
property, on Boulder Creek, owned by
tho Hull Mines Limited, of Nelson,
recent development work indicates
that this property will undoubtedly
make a dividend pavui. Development work on a largo scale will bo resumed early   next spring.
Tlio Molly-Muck-a-Chuck, situated
on the head waters of Spring 'Jreek,
has a contact lead between slato and
lime. Tho ledge averages about 20 feat I
in width. Where the ore comes to
tho surface it shows about 18 feet car-
tying bromides assaying 681 ounces in
silver. It also, shows values in gold
and copper.
The Silver Tip mine, situated on |
Toby Creek was recently bonded from
Messrs, Ness and Miller by the Fleutot
Syndicate. This property will be
worked throughout the winter under
the direciion of K. Monow, E. M.
The White Out group situated on
Boulder Creek and owned by James R.
MoLeod et al, has an  Immense showing of high grade galena and gray cop- ;
por ore,    This property   will I.e developed OU a large scale.
The Paystone group on Horse Thief
Creek is au immense copper and gold
proposition and is being worked
throughout the winter. R, (J. Jen-
ningr, representing the Kansas Smelting Co., i."Li  the controlling Interest.
The   Jupiter     Star   is   situated   on
Boulder ("reek iu the Immediate vicln-
diso claim an open cut has been run . ity of the Paradise , Deloi and Black
four feet deep bv four feet wide and 88 Prince properties, It is a copper protect long.    A shaft has  also been|suuk  position, unit is undoubtedly a promis
ing   property.    It   is owned  by Isaac _
1 Nolan of Peterborough,  B,  C.
Tho B. C. and Chilberry situated on
the north folk of Toby Creek are owned by the well known East Kootenny
capitalists, H. K. Forster, and R. A.
Kiinpton. The ledge has beeu stripped
for 160 feet increasing from two to
tour inches at the top to 10 to l(i
inches in solid galena at the bottom.
Tins property bids fair to bo among
the shipping mines of the district in
1H00.
I Tho Enst Kootenay Copper Mines
Limited aro working the following
copper claims on Copper Creek tributary of Toby Creek, Broad Guage,
Gipsy Girl, Shady Prince and Sunny
Priucess.
The Black Prince group on Boulder
Creek owned by James K. McLeod, et
al. this property is a big gray coppei
and galena proposition,
I The Red Line Rroop of claims is situated on McDonald Creek, and owned
by   the   Frnser-Chnliners     Syndicate.
James Starbird, superintendent, ot
Starbird & Collett, is pushing development work on a large scale. Tbe group
consists of three claims, the Iron Cap.
Red Line No. I, and Red Line No. 2.
Several very prominent mining engineers have mndo an examination of
this property and all express wonderment nt the size and Tidiness of thi
deposit, Recent assnys run ns follows,
silver two ounces, copper ILS percent
value 1406 66; gold one ounce, silvei
706 ounces copper, it'.' percent., valm
(604 -'i0. The company has completed
a raw hide trail   Irom   the   mines  ni
MoDonald Creek via Horse Thief Creek
to  Peterborough.   John Faraday,   ot
West Kootenay, is the foreman in
charge. All ore will be shipped via
Peterborough. The average is flOO to
the ton in all values across 211 feet of
solid ore.
The Hot Punch and Mint Jolly sitnated on the north fork of Toby Creek,
are o.vned by Messrs. Starbird & Col
lett, Ben Abel and .1. A. Stoddan.
The development work consists of nn
incline shaft down 70 feet and drift-
have horn run from the end of the tun
nel noith If- feet and south 20 feet
The ledge If frinn'tivo fo four feot wid-
nud has n dip of 84 degrees.. A sliafi
wns sunk 20 feet, but was discontinued on account of.water The cluirac
ter is the sumo as that of the Delpbini
mine, a Sulphide ore, currying gidenn
and giny oopper. The clean ore will
assay 800 ounces in silver and "H per
cent. load. The lowest ussuy in the
gnngue give 66 ounces iu siher and is
per cant lead.
The   Morning  Glory group   situated
on Copper  Creek   tributary  of   Toby
Creek   and   owned   by   Messrs.    Bills,
Uoiiiiiiui'd mi Hlxdi I'ngal
P. BURNS & CO.
Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants
HEAD OFFICE NELSON, ti. C.
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Branch Markets in Rotssland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo
Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.
Orders by mall to any branch will have carefu! and prompt attention.
TheKelsonElectricTramwayCo.Ltd.
LOTS FOR SALE ON EASY TERHS
Larjre 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
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DEEDS   BY   HEROES.
Brave Ai^hieveiuouts   By British Soldiers in Battle.
We are all familiar with the wonderful achievements of Corpora! Sln.w,
the bifeguardsman who. at Waterloo,
did snch terrible execution with his
sword, and whose skull has Ioiir been
one of the gruesome relics of a collection of great historic interest in Lon-
tloM. Bnt later days than Waterloo
have given us instances of destruction
by individuals on the field of buttle
which are even more appalling than
Oovportll Shaw's.
We begin the last with a Boer. In
our last, Transvaal war, when our
noops were camping in the shadow of
Majuba, there came forth, from day to
dBy, a Boer marksmen, who earned
for himself lhe title of the "secret, silent enemy." Day after day, for
right days, he appeared and claimed n
victim to his rifle.
Theu a couple of troopers of the loth
Hussars, fresh from the Afghan war,
wero told off to try their luck at the
destroyer. He cuno again, waril.y,
round bis favorite spur of hill, but fur
the last time. From tbeir hiding-
place in the long grass the Hussars
saw him. and ono of thom, named
Lent, afterwards a sergeant, took a
not-shot, and brought him down at
about 800 yaids. Fivo days later the
body was found, where it bad fallen
from the saddle, by a party ot Highlanders.
Some wonderful things were done
personally in the mutiny. Best known
is the deed of the late "Major General
McBean, at Lucknow. MoBean, who
rose to his distinguished position
from the rank of private, was with his
men of the 98rd��� ho was then lientei:-
ant���storming the main breach. His
own valor may be best understood from
t,h�� statement that with his claymore
he killed no fewer than eleven sepoys
one after the other in the slaughter iu
the Begum Kotee. On February 2D,
1858, an officer named Evans, with
eight men of the flth Lancers, killed
no fewer than sixty of the mutineers,
lu a letter from the camp (Meea
tiiinsie) the dav after, Major Ausou,
of the 9th, said : "Cole's squadron hacl
a Rood detail to do. and C's horse was
killed. Evans, of his troop, started
off with eiaht men after some of the
wretches,and killed about sixty ; Evans
himself, armed with a lance, killing
eleven, and each of the men seven or
eight. Coles was also armed with a
lauce, and being used to pig-sticking,
killed two men right and left with
Kreat skill before he lost his horse.''
This is one of the most notable���and
little known���performances of the
precise sort of which we  speak.
Ingenuity and valor combined caused a resourceful Irish trooper in 17711
to be especially noticed bv the King.
During the American war Private
M'Mnllins, of the regiment which is
now the 17th Lancers, was riding alotio
when lie was fired upon by four rebels. In those brave days it was customary for onr gallant cavalry to hang
down from the saddle to such an extent that the head nearly touched the
ground.
M'Mullins adopted this artful move
in his extremity. He hung down, as
if the shots had been successful, feigning death, and the deluded rebels came
up. Then tbe Irishman bocamo galvanized into life���shot oue assailant
with his carbine and another with his
pistol, and fell upon tho remaining
two with his sword. They were so
completely demoralized that they surrendered, and the triumphant trooper
drove thom before him into camp. For
this achievement M'ltnllius was made
a noncommissioned officer, and his
conduct was brought by the general
officer commanding to the personal
notice of his most gracious majesty.
To return to South Africa for a moment. In the immortal defense of
Rorke's drift many act3 of personal
might were exhibited. Quite ajart
from tho heavy batch of V. C. men,
1here was a display of prowess which
made Private Dunbar famous. Dunbar saw a mounted Zulu chief approaching. The warrior rushed np to
the very muzzles of the rifles, but he
got no farther, for Dunbar shot him
thioush the head, the bullet hitting
another Zulu who was behind the chief
After that, with eight successive
shots, Dunbar killed as many Zulrs,
shooting'.tbom us they came on to the
attack round a ledge of, hill. It was
only by such desperate personal lighting as this that Korke's drift was held
until reinforcements came, and that
the handful of defenders prevented a
repetition on a far larger scale, of the
hntcherv of lsandhlwaua���tbe Hill of
the Little Hand.
Sir Evelyn Wood, V. C.iu bis fascinating reminiscences of the Crimean
war,,tells an awful but stirring story
of a Guardsman at Inkerinan. When
Oaptain Burnahy, of the Grenadiers,
oharged into the centre of the swarming foe, he was closely followed by
Private James Bancroft. Several Russians furiously fell upon the private,
who drove his bayonet through the
chi st of the nearest of three men, but
before he could withdraw it he was
bayoneted through the jaw. Though
lie staggered back, still bo kept his eye
on the man who had dealt the blow,
and shot, him dead, killing the third
man with the bayonet.
Two other Russians then fonght
Bancroft at the same moment, and he
fell, pierced in the right side. .Tumping up again, however, ho knocked
down one of his enemies, who, uot being much hnrt, clutched Banoroft's
legs as ho fought tho other man.. Tho
Guardsman killed both���him on the
ground by kioks with the heel of the
boot, and the other with tho bayonet.
"It is curionsly characteristic of our
nation," says Sir Evelyn, "that a sergeant, ignoring, or possibly not perceiving, that iho Russian on the
ground was trying to hold Bancroft
until another Russian could stab him,
���hooted out. forbidding Bancroft to
kick 'a man that's down.' "
In the Balaclava charge one English
cfflcni killed in succession tbe wheel,
centre, and loud drivers of a gun
which the Russians were trying desperately hard to carry off, and the records of the Crimea, and other lone
uml protraotetd oampalans show that
'���neb exhibitions of personal might us
I Ins were fin from uncommon. Even
in the present operations in the Trnns-
l ml ii juvenile trumpeter has been
credited by the war correspondents
with slaying three Boers with a revolver.
As might be expected, the records of
the Victoria Cross furnish some iods-
iiig oxampl9s of personal prowess in
battle, apait from that  sheer valor for
which alone this priceless decoration
is awarded. Only two or three instances can ho quoted here They
are typical.
There was a Private Norman, who,
in the Crimea, at the close of 1854,
was doing single sentry at a lonely
spot���and at midnight too. It was the
sort of post from which some of the
bravest of our troops have bolted, and
for no hing. But tbe undaunted Norman held his ground, despite the fact
that three great-coated ghostly Russian
soldiers were silently (tealing up tore-
connoiter the British position. At the
supreme moment���tbat is, when the
lone sentinel and the trio were almost
face to face���Norman rushed forward
aud in an instant had a couple of the
euemy In his grasp. These lie marched off to the picket, but the third man
escapod.
Again in the Crimea, Coiporal John
Prettyman���"soldier an sailor, too,"
for he was one of her Majesty's Jollies
���practically held au important position at Inkerinan, firing so collectedly
and well, not wasting a bullet, that
that part of tbe Russian advance was
repulsed. The advantage to the allies
was not too dearly bought at the price
of the V. C. which was confemd up
on this self-reliant Marine Light Infantryman.
The tweiitj-two wounds which Lieu-
tf-nant A. S. Jones, of tho Dth Lancers,
received in nn affair with mutineers
in June 18."?, were an eloquent tribute to his own achievement on the
field of battle, though Major Anson
hud to dismiss the affair by saying
that "Jones, with a small party, captured one of the enemy's guns, and it
was fired four times against them
with success."
Lieutenant-General C. T. S. Gough,
V. C , has by his prowess on the battlefield made a name for himself that
all good soldiers envy, aud the same
can be said of many of our prominent
naval and military men.
It is put on record that Trumpeter
Monaghau and Private Anderson, of
the 2nd Dragoon Guards, who in I808
rushed to the rescue of their colonel,
who had been attacked in the jungle
by sepoys, slew forty of tho enemy,
with tho help of the commanding officer, who nad himself already accounted for half a dozen of the mutineers.
"Monaghau and Anderson got the V. C.
All the cases which have been given
are but illustrations of lhat amazing
exhibition of pluck and resource on
the part of the British soldier and sailor which have from time to time compelled the admiration of the world.���
Tit-Bits,
A COMING COUNTRY.
The Philippines Very Rich in Naturnl
Resources.
Father P. F. MoDonough, of Winona, Minn., whn in April last marie a
trip to tlie Philippine Islands, arrived
at the Butler, Saturday. He comes direct from Manila, and during his stay
in the new possessions of the United
States mace au exhaustive inquiry and
personal research into the conditions
���rnd pioducts of the island. Yesterday
morning he preached at the Church of
Our Lady of Good Help to a large congregation, in the course of which he
touched on the Philippines aud tbeir
prospects. In an interview yesterday
he said :
"Che Philippine Islands furnish us
a bright future in the way of trade.
There ��is to be found there a large
quantity of gold, copper, iron, lead,
petroleum, guano, granite, limestone,
copra and clay for pottery purposes,
besides an [abundant snppiy of valuable timbers'. So extensive are the
products tbat it is believed other
equally as valuable lie hidden beneath
the ground, especially, in the various
Hiid iii tie explored mountain ranges on
the larger islands.
'"In the past little prospecting for
minerals has been done. The Klondike
fever, however, gave an impetus to
mining in the Philippine Islands,
and before tne war broke ont Spain
granted several concessions. New and
valuable claims were discovered, but
the breaking out of the war ended
mining for tbe time being. There is
gold in more than a dozen places ou
Luzon, but it is not as rich a variety
as the Klondike product. It has been
found in the sands of the Abra, Anglo
and Anglican Rivers, aud in the Baylor mountains. Natives freqenutly
bring nuggets to the various towns
and exch mge them for fabrics, food
and necessities, but will not disclose
where they are obtained.
"("old is especially found in the
Province of TarriinineH Norte in large
quantities. Also on the island of Min,
dnnaio, especially at Misamis, Tag-
snlip, I'injuHican, Ungnt, Cantilaii
and Caragn. In many of these disricts
there is also found a good showing of
silver.
"Copper is found in many places on
the islands. Rich ore has been unco' -
ereri near the town of Micuayan and
other places on Mindanao Islaurl.
'Petroleum is found near the towns
of Iloilo and Oeon, and immense fields
exist in the vicinity of Bail Isidor, on
the island of Luzon.
"The soil of the islands, generally
speaking, is ,very feriile, und well
watered on account of the oveiflnwing
of the rivers Three or four crops are
raised every year, in the Proviuce of
Panigasinan, in Luzon,there are raised
so many products that it is called the
granary of the Philippines. The Province of PanpiuiBB is also very fertile.
"Lands have laiiin 20 per
per font, since the beginning of the
war. Good land in the Island of Luzon, say fifty miles from Manila, will
bring from *2fi to iftiO, Mcvioan money,
ner heotar,the Spanish measurement of
land, equal to about 2}., ncros. Grass
lands can be purchased at from |A to
$12, Mexican money per heotar, These
lands ate all rising in valuo.und within two years, I believe, will more than
double in price.
"Bnt the great timber resources of
the Philippines must not be overlooked. There arc over sixty kinds of
precious woods growing in the forests
there. They are all of tho bard variety,
and suitably adapted to shipbuilding,
interim decoration, piers and railroad
ties, as well as many other uses.
Some of the best varieties are nmlave,
indolo, ipil, ntira and ironwood. Mo-
lave and intra are, speaking figuratively, worth their weight in gold.
"There are at the present time no
steam sawmills in the islands. All
lumber is prepared by bund,and cotiset
qnentlv is very expensive, When th
war is over these lands can be houghe
for  a   nominal   price   and millions of
money can be made in the timber business in the Philmpiues.
"Firewood in Manila is very d"ar at
present. An armful hrings |'l,.which
is on aoconnt of insurgents having control of a great portion of it. Persous
going to the Philippines can make
goodly fortunes i" any legitimate business from blacking shoes to investing
millions of dollars.
"A good reBtuaraut or boarding
house business in Manila would pav.
There is money in the butcher business, poultry raising, stock raising
and, in fact, almost any kind of business, except, perhaps, millinery and
dressmaking at the present time.
Manila, when I left a few months ago,
was greatly over crowded, and a
stranger bad much difficulty in finding
lodgings Wheu the war is over
thousands of houses will be needed at
once, and the conntry in general will
take on an air of prosperity that it has
never before experienced, "���Seattle
P..I.
THE BOER'S RETURN.
Worn and weary the Boer tolled over
the veldt toward the low lying farmhouse that he had left six months he-
fore, when he had gone to the shooting of the roineks. Half of those who
had marched with him weie now dead
or wounded, a most nifexpeeted resnlr
when each one had reckoned himself
the equal of any ten roineks,
He had sent his family to Capetown
during the war, so that thev might
live on the rations of the brutal Britishers, and add to their troubles, and
thev were expected at the same
time as he wonld arrive.
Yes, he could hear the rumbling of
a wagon, and soon he could see them,
his vrow and ten children. His black
servants he had left on tho farm, with
orders to remain there, and he could
see them idling about. He cracked
his sjambok in anticipation of pleasant
moments when thoir black skins
should suffer. He had suffeied much
himself iu the campaign, and accounts
had to be squared somehow.
He reached the house as his wife
alighted, fatter than ever, thanks to
the plentiful fare at the Cape; and
he chuckled at the thought that tbi
hnd cost him nothing. Then followed
by the children he and she led the way
within.
horror! the place was altered. Instead of the dung-covered floor, cement
had been laid down, aud over it some
clean matting. Tbo homely dirt in
the corners had been swept away, the
ceiling cover that had done duty for
years had been stolen, aud the boards
above were sornbhod clean.
Trembling and yet raging at heart,
the stricken family crept up-stairs.
On the family bed the clothes were
washed, the bedroom floor was scrubbed, there was a washing basin, and
soap in the comer, and a jug full of
water.
"Alas! Johanna," wailed tha wife.
"Alas! Katrinka, " lie cried in despair, " this is indeed the worst blow
of all. Some Britishers have been living here while we were away, and it
is no longer home for ns Let us go
to the pig stye, and therein take up
our abode.''
And weeping, they passed ont of
the desecrated home for a more congenial oue.
"OUR BOBS' " RECORD.
General Lord Frederick Sleigh Roberts, "Onr Bobs," as he is called hy
Rudyard Kipling, at present commander of Her Majesty's forces in
Ireland, is one of the most popular ofli-
wis iu the British Army. The stovy
of his army life is distinctly interwoven with the recent history of the
army in India. Thn general wns bom
(14 years ago, and got his education at
Eton and Addiscomhe. His first commission was given him in 1801, and
he passed through all the intervening
ranks from lieutenant to lieutenant
general, to which rank he was promoted iu 1888. In the great Indian
uprising Roberts conducted himself
with great gallantry, and for his courage nud setviees during that war he
received the Victoria Cross. This was
in 1858. He was a lieutenant during
the Sepoy rebellion, and stories of hi"
personal bravery are still told. The
cross was given him for killing with
his sword two Sepoys who wero trying
to carry off a standard. In the Abys-
sinian campaign of 18(18 Roberts served with great distinction. In the Loo-
shai expedition of 1871-72 he did notable service, and at the beginning of
the campaign in Afghanistan he was
appointed commander of Karum field
force, and was later made commander-
in-chief of all the forces in the campaign. His bravery and splendid gen
eralship in the battles of that war
marked him for further promotion,
and when he returned to England he
was loadedwith honors. Ho was given
the freedom of the City of London,
was voted a thanks resolution by Parliament and wns created a baronet.
Soldiery, Roberts found, was a pretty
good thing; for him, especially as he
was soon made commander of the
troops in Natal lu 1886 ho took command of tho Burmese expedition, and
so successful was he in winning terii-
tmy for England in India that in 1892
he was made a peer He is second in
command of the British Army, Lord
Wolseley being his only superior officer. He is now commander-in-chief at
the Care where great things are ex-
peorad of him.
DO THINGS BETTER IN ENGLAND
The Reiff brothers, the two United
States jockeys, who returned Saturday
on a visit to their homes at Findlav,
Ohio, sailed for England on June Inst.
Lester, the elder hnv, has ridden 1H4
races and won B6. John, the younger
of the brothers, weighs only (III'pounds,
and is 14 years old. He has ridden in
140 races and won 27. Lester Hoi IT
spoke of his success in a modest wav.
He said that tbe turf is conducted in
England with a more sportsmanlike
spirit than in this country. He added 1
"The horses aie better and the Englishmen are fairer to the jockeys than
tho Americans. Here they will set
yon down at any time, bnt in England
they use more consideration, and they
are compelled to have the best of
proof before thev can take a rider off
Thero is less "fixing" in England than
one can rend about lime, but racing
is more expensive there. They have
the same trouble 111 E.igland as they
havo 111 America over the start, and
next year the two-year olds nre tn bo
started w.th machinery. They are going to try a new starting machine."
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Spocia1    Sermons.���Appropriate    Musio-
Sui.,'bl�� Decorations. - General
Christmas Ohe<-r.
Special preparations have been made
in all the ob.nrob.es for Christmas services. Th 1 sacred edifices arc beautifully and appropriately decorated, and
the various choirs havo been in practice for wesks past for the special music to be presented today and, tomorrow.
The fiist midnight mass celebrated
in Nelson will be that of tonight in
the Church of Mary Immaculate Rev.
Father Ferland will officiate, and Mrs.
McMartin will conduct the music,
which is always made a special feature, The choir will sing Peter's
mass, Adeste Fidelia, Tantum Ergo,
0 Salutaris and the Te Denra, solos
being taken by Miss Carey, soprano;
Mrs Paquette, contralto: Mr. Maber,
tenor; Mr. Scanlan, basso , Mr. Haul-
taine aud others. The choir has been
considerably Hrengthend, so that a
musical treat is in store. Tbere will
be a mass at 8 o'clock this morning,
and high mass at 11 o'clock. At the
close of midnight mass Miss Carey
will sing tbe ever welcome Christmas
hymn, "Noel."
The services in St. Saviour's Church
today, and tomorrow will be as follows: On Sunday as usual with choral
evensong aud antheui: "Sing, O Heavens 1" On Christmas Day, celebrations of tbe Holy Communion at 7 and
8 a. in., choral mattins and Holy
Communion at 11, with tbe aud the
"And He Shall Reign." There will
also be a celebration of the Holy Communion on Thursday, St. John the
Evangelists Dav, at 10 a. m. The
church is beautifully decorated and the
music for the occasion is select.
The Rev. S. Rhodes will hold the
services at the Silvor King mine today
and Christmas Day. Holy Communion at II a. m , Sunday School at 2 p.
in., evensong at 7 :i!0 p. in., when the
subject of the seimon will be the
"Song of the Angels." On Christmas
Day, Holy Communion at fl a. m.,
Christmas Tree in reading room at !i
p. m., and evensong at 7 !!0 p. m., tbe
sermon being on the text "Unto us a
Child is Born, Unto us a Sen is
Given."
St. Paul's (Presbyterian) Church
has donned its Christmas garb and
looks its best. Special musio will be
rendered, under the direction of Mr.
George Kydd, who will sing the Christmas anthem and with Mr. Grizelle, a
riuet. The prnanher will Rev. R. Frew
whose theme will be appropriate to
the ocoasion. Tomorrow evening a
praise eervioe will bo held in the
church which will include several
musical gems.
cbargtrt ths insurance companies doing
business Tlii.. is done in view of nr-
rn gement with the local companies,
who, through the Uoaid of Underwriters, have notified the Citv Council
that au extra 15 per cent, will "be placed
on all policies if t),e proposed tax of
$100 be imposed.
Mr. Horace Borne, baa invited all
theiewsnoys and messenger lads te
nine at tbe Hume on Christmas evening. The cloth will be spread for as
many of these indispensable- adjuncts
tn comfort and civilization as are
available, nnd the cuisine will bo in
keeping with the high reputation of
the house. Boys, Mr. Hume expects
you will be on hand at 7 o'clock.
Mr. John Barker, D. D. S., has nr-
rested in town aud entered iuto partnership with Dr. Morrison. The latest
addition to the dental fraternity of
Nelson is a gentleman who comes wilh
diplomas and an experience that are
bound to secure a big practice for the
newly formed firm���this without any
reflection whatever on tbo well-known
ability of Dr. Moirisnn,
A beautiful calendar for thn coming
year has been banded in The Miner
office from the Confederal ion Life Association. Bordered in gold are the
coats of arms ot ihe (liferent Provinces
in the Dominion artistically worked
out. The figures are large and clear,
and the prinoipal boldiays of the yenr
ear marked The calender is as useful
as it is ornamental. Mr. Melville
Parry is the general agent,
Ida Qreierbiehl,!) little girl of about
ten years of age, had a narrow escape
yesterday evening. The new store
opened in the Madden Block, at the
end of the bridge, or sidewalk recently
erected, attracted ber attention. After
satisfying her curiositv as to the window display, the little one walked off
the sidewalk, falling some 12 or 16
feet. Fortunately Ida sustained no
serious injury as she fell on soft eaith,
but some thiuk that had the little one
been badly hurt or killed, there would
be au action against the city for leaving the sidewalk unprotected.
In addition to the proceeds cf the
smoker the other night, in aid of the
wives and families of tbe soldiers now
doing service at the Transvaal, Mr.
George Beer has received $2.50 from
Captain FitZStubbs, who was nnahle
to attend the smoker ; $01.50 from the
Bank of Montrenl, being a balance on
hand from the fund collected for the
Nelson contingent to the Transvaal,
and $12 from Mr. G. V. Holt, a sum
remaining on baud from the recent O.
P. R. excursionjto ihe Boundary country ; $25 from P, Bums & Co. ; $5 fiom
the Kootenav Supply Co. ; $5 from C.
D. ,T. Christie, nnd $10 from A. R.
Burrow. This brings Ihe total up to
about $800 exclusive of the expenses incidental to the entertainment
CHALLENGE TO SKATERS.
Editor  Daily Miuer:
Sir���I hereby challenge any skater
in West Kootenay to skate any distance up to five miles for the largest
purse offered. I would like to make
arrangements witb the Nelson Rink.
Address,
JAMES M.  CAMERON,
Former champion of Western New
York.
Grand Forks, B. C.
At the Methodist Church there will
be a sermon hy the pastor, Rev. J.
Robson, who takes as his text John I,
XIV, " And the Word Became Flesh.
aud Dwelt Aainn,'* Us." The evening
service will be a service of song, introducing many of the most popular
Christmas hymns, anthems, etc.
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At the Baptist Church, Rev. O. W.
Rose, the pastor, will preach today,
at morning nnd evening servioes. "The
Qiftof God,'' is the theme of the
morning service, and in the evening
the rev. gentleman will tell the story
of "The First Christmas sermon ever
Piencbed." Tomorrow, Christmas
Day, the ioung People's Society will
hold their usual meeting.
At the Salvation Army Barracks
there will be a special rally today aud
tomorrow, when the soldiers of the
Cross will muster in full force.
LOCAL ANDJERSONAL
Mr. R. EaSmith, of the Bodega saloon, has bought out the interest of tie
partner Mr. Abe Johnson.
J M. Williams, was one of those
remembered the tire boys for Christinas. He sent them a cask ot beer job-
terday.
There was no case in the police couit
vesterdav morniug, despitH tlm laot
that the feBtive season is on. and th t
there are hunoreds of visitors in town.
Tbe hotel registers don't show up
well for the past few days, as most of
the traveling community �����������"
homewards for Christmas. Nelsonites
are so fortunate that they remain at
homo at the festive season.
Mr. Austin Ootbin, general-��"�������
of the Spokane Northern Tclegiph
Company has made a Christmas P -
entof$i0 to evety man ��'JJ" !���
ploy, who will not be likely to forget,
such thoughtful generosity.
Miss Olunas, an assistant In J,.Mm-
donald's fruit store, fell down he c 1
lai yesterday afternoon, and bad it very
narrow escape. She was Jak��" "?.
unconscious, but wa�� found to have
sustained no serious injury.
Dr. and Mrs. Forin and family leave
tomorrow evening for the fl net.    They
to Mr   John McMartin.
The Oity Olerk has written to ROM*
and to  ascertain   what .rate  is there
What Shall It Be ?
,       'V. f^klj-1* Pi'v-'i-i
If it is Shoes or Slippers we can help you.at this time,   Out stock  -/"'/'./.. V j,.'^ H**l>6'
shows all the latest designs,                                                                  V    *���    *,.   . |tiC0Bool
TURN   YOUR   CHARITY
Towards the needs of yonr less fortunate neighbor.    Give thai poor girl  you   know,   ;i pair oi
shoes.     It will give 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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A GIGANTIC   TUNNEL.
Gib-
May Boro Uuder the  Straits of
ralter,
A Paris dispatch says a gigantic undertaking for tunnelling the Straits
of Gibralttar is receiving attention
now. M. Jean Berlier, the famous
civil engineer, who is the author of
the project, hns just published in book
form, the result of his studies in cou-
neotion with it. He considers that
nu inter continental tunnel, uniting
Spain and Morocco, prolonged by a
railway from Tangiors to tails Mng-
luiia. would prove invaluable for the
successful development of France's
African i olonies.
From soundings taken by him, M.
Berlier has proved the existence of n
compact rock formation ncross the
straits, which guarantees solidity nnd
impermeability. The undertaking, be
says, wonld be no more difficult than
the piercing of Monte Cenis, Saint
Gothard, the Arlborg, or the Simplon
He addH that if the diplomatic oh
StaoleS are not greater than the natural
success is certain.
He estimates that a tunnel of 41 kilometres (25 joiuilos) wonld cist, 128,-
000,000 francs, ($34.6011,000), and that
the work wonld   reqnire seven   years.
He calculates that the connection of
the lines Of the Algerian railway
system and the extension from Tana-
giers to Bulla Meghnia would cost
another 18,000 000 francs or 19,000.000
francs, so that the whole enterprise
wonld necessitate 148,000,000 francs,
($28,400,000).
To offset this expense, M. Berlier
shows that the approximate yearly revenue would be 16,350,000   francs, ($:>,-
060,000). .
He already has received tho consent
of the Spanish Government to the
scheme, and is working to  Obtain   the
lutborization of tbo Moorish Govern.
ment to create a tunnel terminus in
its territory. 	
Patenaude   Bros.
For Fine Clocks
and Watches
We have received a lot of
Beaulful China Clocks at
remarkably   low   figures.
The   are timekeepers   and
will make useful presents
Patenaude Bros
Watchmakers,
and    Opticians.
Nelson,    -    B. C.
MAYORALTY   CONTEST.
To the Citizens of Nelson :
In response to numerous requests
from business men, property owneis
and latepayers, I offer myself as a candidate for Mayor of the Oity of Nelson
at the approaching Municipal Elections.
Briefly stated, my platform is as follows :
If elected it will be my earnest endeavor lo assist in more tirinly establishing Nelson ns the wholesale distributing centre of the Kootenay Oountry
���the position for which she has been
so admirably designed by nature.
In furtherance ot this idea, I will
continue my consistent advocacy of tl e
construction of a wharf which will
meet present and future requirements
nf the wholesale and other business interests.
I believe that tho City hns reached
that stago when permanent street improvements have become an absolute
necessity ami that thn cost should be
met, as far as feasible, from current
revenue and should the Citizens see fit
to entrust me with the office of Mayor,
it will be my aim to carry ont a well
devised system of street improvements.
It will be my nolicy to oppose the
borrowing of money unless tbe same be
nsed for the increase or establishment
of Public Works producing a revenue
to the Taxpayers.
I am opposed to any increase in tbe
salary of Mayor, which would necessarily involve a reduction in salaries
now paid an efficient staff of officials,
or an increased burden to tho taxpayers.
I am strongly in favor of maintaining the Firo Department in a position
of thorough efficiency and would advise the adoption of modern' equip
ments including a Fire Alarm System
and the purchase of a chemical engine
wliich would effect a reduction in all
Fire Insurance.
It will be my consistent policy to
safeguard the taxpayers against any
attempts on the part of corporate bodies, carrying on business in Nelson, to
encroach upon the rights of the Citizens.
In my opinion a sufficient amount
nf monev should be expended upon the
Parks "f the City so tbat they will provide the Citizens with recreation
grounds and opportunities for healthful
enjoyment.
On all municipal works mv policy
will be to employ bona-iide residents of
Nelson and tn maintain the public
slaudarl rate of wages
I believe that the Public Schools in
Nelson should be under the control of
the City and that e-ery effort should
be made to establish a High School in
our midst.
In concluding I wish to say that in
the event of my election I will con-
ider it my duty to share with the
Council the responsibility of the Civic,
administration believing, ns I do, that
the assumption of entire authority by
one individual is subversive of all constitutional Government, whether
Mnnicinal or otherwise. Yours respectfully,
FRANK FLETCHER.
NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION.
Notice is hereby given that we the
undersigned foimerly carrying on business as Saloon keepers in the Citv of
Nelson n the Province of British Columbia, under the firm name and style
of Johnson & Smith, have this day
by mutnul consent dissolved the said
partnership.
The said business will be   continued
by the undersigned  Robert E. Smith
who will pay   all   outstanding liabili
ties of the   said   firm and to whom all
accounts due the said firm are payable.
Bated at Nelson that 2:ird day of December,  1899, A. N. JOHNSON,
K. K. SMITH.
Witness:   VV.  A. Galliher.
Fraternity Hall
Cor linker .1 Kootenay Hl��.
can he rented  for Ooncer's,  Lectures.
Dances, Banquets and every kind O en
erfainnent.    Q   anto-worns,  cloak
rooms. Kitchen and dining room furnished.   For terms apply
BR. E, O. ARTHUR  Oitv
Waverly
Hotel
NELSON, B. C.
BOARD AND ROOMS AT
REASONABLE PRICES,
NEXT DOOR TO OPERA HOUSE.
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5  AND CROCKERY Jj
5  St-E 5
Geo. Bell & Co.
Make Your
Stomach a
We are showing a
First-Class Line of
Xmas jGookino Stoves & Ranges
Present
AND  ENJOY   YOUR
Which we are offeringtjat
VERY  LOW   PRICES.
CALL  AND   INSPECT  OUR  STOOK.
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Dinner        |VANCOUVER HARDWARE CO.
LIMITED,
IMPOBTBES   OF
BON TON
CAFE
Dttn On 12:30 In 8 n
Shelf & Heavv Hardware.
a*
Etc., Etc., Etc.
PLUMBING and TINSMITHING
A SPECIALTY.
Here are a few of the good things   SMOKE
you enn get :
MENU.
ROYAL SEAL"   CIGARS.
Chicken a la Reino Consomme Hoyal
Shrimp Sulad Mayonnaise
Celery Lettuce
Filotof Sole, Tartar Sauoo    Julionne Potatoes j
Ham, Champagne Sauce
Oyster Put lies, u In I'rincosse
Frit-andean of Venison with Olives
Pineapple ffritters, Glace au Hum
Homes! ie Goose, S'tull'od with Apples
Young Turkey, Cranberry Sduco
Saddle of Mutton,  Currant  Jelly
Hi-inie Ribs of Beef, Yorkshire Pudding
Mashed Potatoes Boiled Potatoes
Sugar Peas
Stewed Tomatoes linked Sweet Potatoes
English Plum Pudding, Hani and Brandy
Sauce
Given Apple Pie Hoi Mince Pie
l.cinon Moriiiguo Pie
Assorted Cakes McLaren's Cheese
Fruits
Ten Coffee -Milk
QUESTION:
ANSWER:
What   shall   I   buv   for  a   Xmas Presenl
Just go down to Kirkpatrick it Wilson's,
and you can find articles too numerous to
mention.
To  the  lovers   of   game we   oiler
Teal   Duck,    Plovers   and
Nebraska   Quail.
A Merry Xmas!
Honold & Kummer
Our Xmas Slock of Glassware, Crockery, etc., has been so well
bought that we now have shelves heavily laden with Gifts already put
away for the coming 25th of December, 1899.
Christmas Prices !    Goods must he sold!    Inspection w/icitcd.
P. O. Box K and W. Telephone 10. Baker Street
KIRKPATRICK  &   WILSON.
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CHRISTMAS   HINTS
Proprietors.
St- Leon
Water
Is an  Experiment that
has been proven to pos
sessliigb medicinal values, is also
Perfectly
AERATED
and Bottled
Bole bottlers
Nelson Soda Watei Factory.
TENDERS
Will be reoeived no to Deoember 36,
1800 for the sole privilege of advertising in thn curs of this coniDimv. For
particulars apply Rt tbe office of the
Nfilson BleetriO   Tramway  Oo.,   Mae-
(lODllM Work. 7t.
G.   B.
A first olaaa Confeotlonery store in tho proper place to find an
appropriate Xmas gift,  We would suggent a box of   ....
CHOCOLATES
Our stock is tho largest in the oity.
CRYSTALLIZED   FRUIT
from I,oiidon. Bngland,
LOWNEY'S   CHOCOLATES   AND   BON   BONS
from  New  York.
Prult, Nuts of All Kinds, Toys for the Little Ones, at
PALACE   CONFECTIONERY. J. A. MDONALD.
Comer Ware! und   linker Strode.
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Atlantic S. S. Lines
BANKERS AND BROKERS.
aE0.SKALLER&C0.
ICONSOL, STOCK BXCHANOB BLWl.
V ,60-62 Brodway,    New York
LOTS OF MONEY
From Portland, Me
Allan Una "Laurontlah" Hoc.'27
Allan Line "Parisian"   ..... Jan,   0
Dominion Line  "('umlironmn'     . .lice. .��i|
Dominion line "Vanoonveir Ian. la
Krom Now Virk
White star Una "Toutonlo" Deo.Ji
North German Lloyd "SoaIu J
tnertoan Una "Si Paul"     Doc..',
Whito .Star Una "Cymric"  ���   Jan.  3
Hod star Una "Wertarnland    Doc. ii
Cunard I.ino "I'mlirla" Jan   I,
Anchor I.ino "AnohOruC  Doc.-Hi
Allan State I.ino "Slate of Nclira-ka .   Jan. K
Cunard I.ino "Campania" Doc :��
Krom llohton, Mu--.
Dominion Line "New  Knitlai d" Jan. :i
Panacea arrankod to and from all European
polntH    Kor ratex, ticket* and full Information , ��peculallonw in Slocks \\ heat or Cotton,
apply to C. P. It, dopot agent or 0  K. Boaidey,
City Paasengei ^^etaoijB^
Ooneral Aiiont. C l' R. Offloe*  Winnipeg
can he made throuu'li speculation  with  deposit
of a��l Oil (thirty dollar-) upward |or .1 per cent.
margin upward] on Btook Bxohange.
Thogroataal fortunes bave boon made through
Parisian Hair Dressing
Parlors
i Are now open.   A lar,<c assortment of Hair
UlnodK,   Kacial  Treatment*, and   llnir  Tonic.
LadToa Rhould not ho without our KOtaCreatuB
Koom I, Victoria Building.
Young Men, Become Your
Own Assayers-
Three month* will teach you AMtuylnK for
Gold, Silver. Copper. This department III 111
chanre of I'rof. Suter, Honor Grndimto or
Mi-Olll t'niver-lij.
Live and learn how. cheaper than tow now
live.
If you are interested to know how uperula*
tions an oonducted notify na nnd wo will und
you   information  and   market Utter  free  of
chatye.
Triual oonitnlaaloiu ohargod for oxocuiIdk
order*.
QovemmO" t,  Hunt i p <'    and    Knit road
tmndKipii!- .��� :"h   i..    ,!,,-���! i.n   application  for
purchaM'. sale or exchange.
C. A- PROSSER,   Manager. RF.ISTF.RF.R _ & CO.,
F.J. BRADLEY & CO.
PAINTERS and
DECORATORS.
SIGN WORK A SPECIALTY.
Ilullilorw will find it to thoir advantage to
tiL-nre with Hradlev & Co. on Palming.
El   epn\/ll Brewers of Bine Lager
.  J. OvV/Vlli Beer nnd PorUr
HlirUC HBOkKR.       l"OTAB* PI1BLM.    . ll,o ,   i,,   and   Net    us
VVlndermoro Mines.   CorroxpondonoeSol'olted , '"���
WINDERMERE. B. O. I NELSON,
b7c.
Hoard and Instruction In  Awaylng. all for NELSON   WINE   HO
twenty -six dollars per month. niauown    Ulna   MV.,
Write lo the Prinoipal, w-horc pou can  depend on  getting  the  best
.    .-.   . -   , m-and-in lh��, market and any quantity from
ReV  I   W SlPPRELL.B.A.B.D. UOCUP,   I'noo,. caonol be disputed,
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I-KANK   A.  TAMULYN, MgT.,
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NEW BUSINESS BLOCKS
The above illustration show the Ma-
jone & Trepillns Block and the Hall
Block, at the east end of Baker Street.
Both buildings are ot brick,with stone
foundation, and finished iuside with
hard-wood. Work was commenced on
October 21, and finished on Monday
last. The entire block as a frontage of
liO feet and a like depth, with a cellar
running the full length and width.
The architects were Messrs. Ewart ic
Carrie, and the building was carried
on under the personal auperviuion of
Mr. Malone, nud is perhaps one  of the
quickest   pieces of   woik done  iu   the
City durinc the year.    The Malone  &
Tregillus Block is occupied by Messrs.
Morrison   &   Caldwell,   grocers,   who
formerly   occupied the old Red  Front
Grocery Store, which   originally stood
| on tho site of their   present   building.
i The Hall Block will be taken possession
i of by   the  Nelson  Furniture  Co.,   in
| the course of a few days. Tbe buildings
are well drained, and even  shonld the
'' catch basin at   the   rear get out of or-
j der, there aie three independent sewers
i to curry oft' the water from the cellars.
AT WINDERMERE
ARE MANY MINES.
(Continued From Third Pago.)
Jones, Critcheley and Blockherger, is
h topper proposition, and bas a well
deOuetd vein averaging about five feet
in width. The ledge can be traced for
over ii.OOO feet, and assays on an average 19 per cent, copper, four ounces in
silver aud if.' in gold. Tlie owners
expect to develop this property on a
large scale in the early spring.
The Red Cross situated  immediately
opposite   tho   Morning  Glory,   has a
true fissure   vein averaging   in   width
from eight   to   15 feet, Iho surface indications   are    something    wonderful
having nn immense showing of copper
and galena ore.    It is owned  by Peter
Oritchley et al, of Peterborough, B. C.
The Delphine group of mines situated on tho north fork   of  Toby  Creek,
consists of three claims, the Delphine,
616, aud Eureka.    The Delphine is  located on a    steep   mountain   and   tho
altitude   is'G.600 feet above sea   level
The property is well situated for transportation when a   railway   or   wagon
road   is built up   the   valley of Toby
Creek, us tbo ore could  be   run   down
to the valley by a rope, tramway. There
is an  abundance of fine  timber  about
the mine.    The property   is also especially well located for operating by tunnels, which will give a great depth on
the vein with  very  little dead   work.
This   property   was   recently    bondea
from   George  Stark, Arthur  Harrison
and R. A. Kimptou by Messrs. R Randolph Bruce and H. 0. Hammond.   R.
A. Kimptou retains  a  fourth interest.
The   Delphine   ia   the   first   shipping
proposition   in   the  district.    Several
have been male by   the late owners to
the Trail smelter.    At present, there, is
(iO tons of ore at  the  Columbia  River
awaiting   shipment.    W. Beattie, formerly of the Reco mine, near   Sandon,
is in charge of the property.    It is understood that  Mr.  Beattie   intends   to
have enough ore in the bins by February to pay off   the bond iu   full.    The
underground   work that has been done
shows that the owners  have a true fissure   vein   and   that   the property   is
really a   repetition of the famous   Slo
can silver-lead propositions.    The vein
runs from four iuelies to   three  feet in
width.    The   walls   are excellent  for
economic   mining,   the hanging   wall
being dolomite, and   the   foot   wall  n
rjuai'tzlte,   and   owing   to their  solid
quality no   necessity   exists for  much
timbering.    The lead has a northwest
erly strike, aud   at   the surface has   u
dip  of S2 degrees to the south but this
dip varies  to 75   degrees with   depth.
There is a   streak   of  rich   carbonates
running up lo ten inches  in   width in
the centro of the lead and another similar streak lunning up to five iuches on
the hanging  wall.    Tho carbonates assay $41 (i   to   tho ton made  np of gold,
5, silver 502.(15   and   copper   lu.4   per
ceut.    The ore is a  crystalline   galena
occurring in pp.ystreaks   running   par-
rallel with the hanging wall and  presents all the features of  chutes of  ore
found in the high grade   silver   mines
of the Slocan. This property will commence shipping in   the spring via   tho
Columbia River.
The Virginia group, sitnated on
Horse Thief Creek and owned by Edmund T Johnston et al, has a very
fine showing of copper and galena.
The Sitting Bnll group of mines,
situated on Boulder Creek, owned by
Messrs. E. T. Johnston, Wellington
Kinnee, Baptiste Mnrijean, E. Rose.
A lnrge amonnt of development work
was dono during the past Reason. A
force of 20 men under the direction of
John Ferraday worked the property
throughout tho summer with most encouraging results.      It is a copper and
Canadian Pacifio Railway Company
controls one half of the town of Peterborough.
HER MAJESTY'S GUARDS.
galeua proposition,andhaa a big showing of ore.
The Silver Thread group situated on
Law Creek, is owned by the Fraser-
Chalmers Syndicate. This property
was worked throughout the summer
nuder the direction of B. Sutherland,
development work will bo resumed cn
u large scale next spring. It is a
galena and copper proposition and
' shows up a good body of high grade
ore.
The Mineral King is situated about
six miles above the north fork of T(.by
Clock and about 20 miles from Peter-
borough, at an elevation of 0,800 to
fi,i)00 feet. It is owned by H. Ben
Abel of Peterborough, who recently
bonded it to H.E.Neave M. E., representing foreigu capital. The point
where the mineral was discovered is
a steep bluff of rock standing out of
the hillside which has elsewhere a
somewhat regular slope of about 20
degiees. In the face of this bluff, and
necessitating very little work to expose it, thore is a great blow out of
quart-/, over 150 feet wide, through
which rutin ing in all directions are
stringers of galena np to eight inches
wide with occasional widenings to 24
and 30 inches of solid ore. Some
stieaks of gray copper, also out the
quartz and likewise the galena. The
Bprfaoe exposures of ore are very considerable, and tlie ore is of extra good
quality, assaying on an average 80 per
cent lead, 50 ounces in silver, and all
tbe way from ?4 to $7 in gold. It
bas an exceptionally largo body of ship
ping ore, whioh can be quarried owing
to the nature of the ground at very little expense, A force of men will be
worked throughout the winter. It is
intended to extend the present tunnel
to a distance of 800 'set. The mine is
well equipped with bunkhouse, ore
bheds,   blacksmith shop etc.
The Bullion Wines are si'uated ou
the main Toby Creek about 10 miles
from Peterborough B. C, and consist
of two claims, the Bullion and Diu
moud R. They nre owned by Ben
Abel et nl, of Peterborough. The
ledge averages abont 20 feet in width,
carrying on bill walls about three feet
of clean ore. The oro is a galena carrying gray copper and gold. Tho intervening space of ledge matter between
the two paystrnaks consists of highly
mineralized qn artzose-oaloite gangue,
The galena paystieaks assay 75 to 80
nor cent, lead, and about 80 ounces in
silver, and all tbe way from $10 to $12
in gold. The country rock is a dark
slate. A force of men are heing work
ed throughout tho winter. This property wus recently bonded by H. E. Ne
dave, E. M.i of Peterborough, representing foreign capital.
The Ntimitijiia group of gold copper
mines is situated on the mnin Toby
Creek, about 11 miles from Peterborough and he owned by Messrs H. E.
Neave, E. M., D. Mclver, and Ben
Abel, of Peterborough, Tlie group
consists of these claims, the Namaqua,
Calument, Tlecla, has a well defined
ledge averaging 18 feet in width, is
a quart/.ose���calcite gangue, carrying
gray copper, copper sulphides and oar-
bouate*, disseminated throughout its
width. Its principal values are in
gold and copper. Assays as high as 20
ounces in gold, 4830 to tho ton, ami
all the way from 10 to :!0 per cent oopper, have been   obtained
The Canadian Pacifio Railway Company has announced ils intention of
building of a railway from the Crow's
Nest Pass up the Kootenay Valley,
along the east side of tho Kootenay
River crossing at Skooknnichiick thence
alonu the west side of the Columbia
Lakes to Peterborough, thence via the
Toby Creak Valley to connect with
the Arrowhead branch of the C. P. R.
Peterborough will form the junction of
the East Kootenay Valley Railway and
the Toby Creek Valley Railway.   The
A Briet   Sketch   of  Tbeir Record and
Origin.
"Up Guards, and at them !"���this
historic command of th�� Duke of Wellington nt Waterloo, npooryphal though
it is said by some to be, snys The London Daily Mail, inevitably obtrudes itself on the mind when one reads the
brief cabled story of the battle of Belmont.
Not a whit more gallant was the
charge across the Bolaian cornfields in
the taeth of the lire of Napoleon's finest infantry than the assault delivered
on Thursday np tho steep rockv slopes
of Belmont, amid a tornado of shrapnel anil bullets.
It is only live weeks ago���five wejks
o tho very riav���since the .Coldstreams
and the Scols GuardB (the 3rd Grenadiers embarked at Gibraltar) marched
through the streets of London amid
the tumultuous cheers of crowds whose
enthusiasm a raw, yellow fog could
not dull.
The Queen in her telegram to Lord
Methuen specially congratulates her
Guards. The three regiments have always been attached to the person nf tlie
Sovereign. In November. I860, Colonel John Rnssel, an ancestor of the
Duke of Bedford, was commissioned
by Charles II, to raise a regiment of
Royal Guards, tn consist of twelve
companies of 100 men each. Cromwell's army at that lime had jost
been disbanded, but no recruits were
accepted who had borue aims against
the King's cause
Wheu Charles II, was abroad he
gathered around him a regiment of old
Royalist soldiers, who asoorted him
throughout his exile. They were
brought over to England und united
with Colonel Russell's regiment, forming the First Regiment of Foot
Guards. In ;078 a grenadier company
was added, and the grenade adopted as
a badge !)0 years later. The bearskin
first appeared in 1708, aud on July 211,
1815, tho Princo Regent improved of
the regiment being knowu as the
"First or the Grenadier Regiment of
Foot Guards." in commemoration of
ils services at Waterloo.
When General Monk left his head
quarters at Coldstream on January 1,
I860, in order to reston the Monarchy, he took with him his own regiment of foot. "Very orderly, peaceable men,'' au old chronicler describes
Monk's Coldstreamers; "paid with
regularity and giving no cause for disturbance or alarms. The Scots Guards
wore, as the name implies, laised in
Scotland iu November. 1000. A
memorandum in the English State
Paper Oflice, bearing date July 5,
1666, sta'os that "lhe regiment corresponds in all things to the Kiog's
Foot Guards. " William IV. changed
the name of the regiment to "Scots
Fusileers Guards " but in 1877 Her
Majesty restored to the regiment itB
ancient title of Scots Guards.
The 1st Battalion of this regiment
went to Flanders under the command
of lord Stair in 1742; two days ago
Major Dalrymnb Hamilton, a son of
the present Lord Stair, fell severely
wounded during the attack of the
same battalion at Belmont. This is
but one of many instances of the long
connection between these famous regiments and the oldest and best families
of the United Kingdom.
The three regiments have fought as
a rule shoulder to shoulder, as the
glorious roll of buttle honors borne on
their colors testify. The most notable
exceptions were at Blenheim and
Raniillies, where only the Grenadieis
were engaged : at Oudenardo and Mai-
plaquet the Coldstreacers were with
tlie:n, while in Egypt iu 1801 the
Coldstreamers and Scots Guards nloue
fought. In recent history Omdurman
may be quoted, in which the Grenadiers was the onlv regiment of the
Guards to take   part
At Waterloo, in the Crimea, in
Egvpt in 1882, and now in South Africa thore was a brigade of Guards, and
perhaps the most splendid of the brigade's many splendid achievements was
at Inkerman, in the furious tight
ronnd tho Sandbag battery. Inker-
man was also a battle of November,boing fought on the 5th of the month,
The 3rd Battalion of Grenadier
Guards, which, with the Northumberland Fusileers, bore the brunt of Thursday's battle, lost between September,
1854, and September. 1855, 100 officers
and men killed and -180 wounded. In
addition, a large number died of sickness or were invalided. So it will be
seen tbat the glorious traditious of
the Guards are as brilliant as ever,
and London may contintue to boast
with just, pride of her Majesty's
Cuarris���soldiers which it regards as
peculiarly its own.
FOR   SALE
CHEAP
10,000 Big Horn treasury stock.
5,000 Noonday-Curley stock, at
low prices for a few tlays.
See Annable
���IISTLETOE
Two  lots  for  sale,   close  in good
residence site.
See Annable
A HANDSOME GIFT.
London, Doc, 23 ���The Czar will
present Prinoe George of Greece, with
a splendid yacht as a New Year's gift.
The vessel has been especially built at
Sebastapol and >s intended us a souvenir of Prim* George's saving tho life
of the Czirewitch in Japan while
on a tour around the world some years
ago.
MISCELLANEOUS
AdvortlHoraentH Inserto* under this head at
the rat ��� of one cont a word por insertion. No
advertisement taken for Iohh than 25 coats.
TO LKT���Nicely furnished room,
electric    light    and furnace heated.
Apply  North   East   corner  Lake  and
Cedar.
LOST'.--Black pocket book, containing
some money  and   notes.    Return   to
Prosser's store for reward.   T. G. Nel-
son.
NOTKTeT^Dt. Stoddart, dentist, il
opening a dental   office   in   Room 8,
Turner Block.
TO LET.���Furnished house complete
for three months, $25 per month,
water and every accommodation. Five
rooniB. Sitnated within 10 minutes
walk from Post Oflice. Apply to T
G. Procter, Baker Street.
NOTICE.
DR. BARBER, Dentist has o* enml
au olllce with Dr. Morrison. Crown
and bridge work a specialty,
House- Furniture lor 5 roomed
house for sale, and house to
rent.
See Annable.
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
(he 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.
Space won't permit us
to give a list of
XMAS GOODS
We have everything and anything.    If you want somethinj- choice
for Xmas and don't know what you do  want just
take  the  street  car  to
j  M. DE5 BRISAY & CO.
#ii>ii��ii��n��i'**ni*l"*l">"9"��"��"��"<>"��"*i"��"*l'��*l'��*|��***-<^^.>^t(
f
5t ANNABLE
OPERA HOUSE
BLOCK.
.. L. POaUE...
Harness and SaHdlery
The lending shop. Large
i-took. BeHt "Hsorled nloek
on hantt. Harness, Col-
l/trfl ot bent makes, Saddles, blankets. Hells,
Whips, Hru-shes. Combs,
etc
Prices satisfactory.
('nil and **eo.
Cor. Ward and Baker
streets.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
In tbe matter ot the "Companies Winding Up
Act. 18118," and in tbe malter of the "Nelson
Poorman Gold Mining Company, Limited," in
liquidation.
Notice is hereby i/iven that at an extraordinary general meeting of the Nolson Poorum
Gold Mining Con pany. Limited, h*ld Novem-
bei 17th. lift**, duly 00 -vci-ed, a spt-eial resolution requiring the said enmpany to hu wound
un wit* duly pu��sed; whioh resolution ata sub
sequent extnmrdinory general meeting of tho
snid company- nlso dull convened, anuheld on
lb comber 5th, 18W, was duly eonHrm- d.
A1 such la-t mentioned meeting the appointments nf William Murray Botsford of Ihe City
of Van oon Ver Provinee of Brit sh lolumbia,
as liquidator and Charles O, Bennett of the
same place as inspector, for the purposes of tho
U biding up weie continued,
Notiee is alsogiven tpU'suunt to "Companies
Winding Up Act. 1898" section 10). thut the
creditors of and others having claims upon the
said company, arer* quired on or hefore the Kith
day of January, A. D��� 1900. to send their names
and addresses, the particulars of Mieirdebts or
elainwani the nature of tlie securities, if any,
held by them to William Murray Botsford,
Merchants' Bar k of Halifax, Vancouver, B, C,
the liquidator of Ihe said company.
Noticeis further given that after Mich last
mentioned date the snid Pquidutor will proceed
todistributo tbo assets of the s.iid company
among Ihe parties entitled thereto, having regard only to tho claims of which he shall then
nave notice-
Dated at Vancnu\er, B. C, Hoc. (ith, 1899.
OSBOItNK PLUNKKTT,
.Mail innuii Budding, Granville Street, Vancouver, B. Ui
Solicitor for the said Liquidator.
Shareholders in the s-iid empany aro requested to forthwith forward their Hhare cer-
I itlcates to the nud liquidator in order that th"
disiribution uccuring thereon may bo speedily
adjusted.
NOTICE is horeby iriven that application
will bn made to tbe Legislative Assern
bly of tho Province of Brinish Columbia, at iU
next session; for an Act to Incorporate a Com
pany wiih power to construct, build, equip and
operate tramways in tho Districts of Kootenay
and Yale, in the Province of British ColvmbU;
fo run and operate such tramways by eleutrie,
steam nr other power, as may bo most economical or convenient? to erect and operate telegraph nnd telephone lines in and belweon all
the cities, town*', villages and settlements in
said Districts of Kootem-y and Yale, with power to connect with other linns (hat may operate
in or outside of such districts; to supply electric, steam, air, water oro her power to other
corporations, manufactories or individuals;
to supply light toothercorponitions, manufactories or individuals; to acquire and bold wafer rights for the purpose of generating power,
whether for their own use or the use of other
corporations, n anufactOrleB- ar individuals
to furnish and eupjily water to other eorpori-
(ions, manUfaOtOnQS or individuals in suiif Districts; t> acquire and hold land, timber riglils,
rights of way and ot herpropert y and easements,
for the purposes of the Camp -my, with all necessary powers in that behalf; to acquire all the
assets, franchise-, privileges ami business of tlie
Nelson Kleetrlc Tramway Company, Limited;
to acquire all the asset*, franchises, prlvilig- s
and business of the Kossland and Sophie Moun
tain Eleotrio Hallway Company, Limited; to
receive aid. oil her by way of bonus or otherwise, from any municipality In snid Districts of
Kootenay or Yale; to obtain exemption from
taxation and other privileges from any municipality in said District*! of K-Oolenny and Yale,
and all other usual, necessary or Incidental
nowors and privileges as may be necessary or
Incidental or oonduotivo to the attainment of
tho anOVO objects, or any of Ihem.
Dated at (he City of Nelson thin 1st dav of
December, a, p., 16m
MACDONALD & JOHNSON,
Solicitors far tht Applicants.
-^w "juMfn/ few aits.
CANADIAN o
AND SOO LINE.
The direct route from
KOOTENAY COUNTRY..
to all points
EAST   and   WEST
First-Glass Sleepers on nil  trains Irom
REVELSTOKE & KOOTENAY LDG.
TOURIST OARS pnss Medicine Hat
dnily lor St. Panl, Sundays and Wednesdays for Toronto, Fridays for
Montreal and Boston.
Same cars pass Revelstoke one day
earlier
CONNECTIONS
Ti> and from Robson, Ro-sl'ind.
Ex. Sua. Ex. Sun.
7.10 Lv.        NELSON Arr 10.40
18.00 Lv.daily NELSON daily Arr.21.40
Morning trnin connects f r nil points
n  BOUNDAHY COUNTRY.
Evening train connects to nnd from
Main Line and points north, and lex,
Sim.) from all points in BOUN ARY
COUNTRY.
KOOTENAY KIVER ROUTE.
Daily. Str. Movie Dioly,
23.00 Lv. NELSON        Arr. 16.20
Connects   Kootenay    Landing   <*ith
Crow's Neat Branch trains both wa\s.
KOOTENAYLA.KE-KASLO UOUTE
Ex. Suu.        Str. K"knnee      Ex. Sun
lti.00 Lv. NELSON Arr. ll.U)
Saturday to Amenta nnd return,
leaving IOislo at 20k.
'  SANDON AND SLOCAN POINTS.
Ex. Sun.
0,00 Lv.
Ex. Sun.
Ar. 14.20
NELSON
4 hrs NELSON to ROSSLAND its 4
Kor rates and full information uddross r.oar
est local agont, or
O. K. BEASLKY City Passenger Ago,'
K. W. DHEW, Agont, Neln n
W. F. ANDERSON, K. J. COY1.K,
Trav, 1'afiS. Aifunt,. A   (J. P. A��nt.'.
I BUYANYTHING
Krom a steam boat
to a baby's rattle.
Eveiything I,as a
value at my store.
PROSSER,
Ward St.,  Bet.  Baker and Victoria.
FOR MACHINERY
WIRE ROPE AND ROPEWAYS
Dleic'hi-rt nnd Hullldlu Systems.
WATER TUBE BOILERS
HitlK.uk and Wilcox, etc.
GAS and OIL   ENGINES,
FLEXIBLE METALLIC TUBING, etc.
Al�� J. O.T. CROFTS, m,.,m,,
BKALKY BLOCK.   "MPT QfYM     R    P
11 .kor Street,       INllLoUlN.   D. \J.
Or to Fergusson & CiioiTS, Vancouver
ENGINEERS AND AGENTS.
ESTIMATES.    PLANS.    REPORTS
Nelson Harness Shop
The largest stock
and greatest variety of Harness,Saddles,Collars, Blankets, etc , kept in
the Kootenay. A
call always con-
Hall Street, Nelson.
J. M. LUDWIQ.
Nelson Employment Agencv
WANTED.
Twenty Laborers.    Onok, Two Girls
for Housework.    Three Waitresses.
Young (iirl Wants Situation.
CONTRACTS    TAKKM    FOR    DIAMOND
COllK  DIULLING.
J. H. LOVE, Ag't     Baker Bt
HOLIDAY
5WEETS
At Less Than Cost.
Joe Howson, having purchased
the stock of Humphreys & Pittoek,
is selling the same at less than cost,
as all must be cleared out by Jan
ist. The stock consists ol" new
and choice
Candies, Nuts, Bin Bons
and is largo and well selected. Seeing is believing. Save money by btiy-
at the old stand,
In (1
.'  Of
You c m save money by
buying your
Plate- Sheet cand Ornamental
Glass from
R. H. WILLIAMS, Nblson, Agent for
J.   W.   MELLOR,
VICTORIA,  B.C.
A   SNAP!
Maohlnory and Storoa of tho
Doratha Morton
MINE   FOR  SALE.
For partioulara apply to
J. C.T. CROFTS, M-I-ME0H.E.
linker Street, Nolson
Spokane  Falls &
Northern P'v-
Nejson  &  Fori
Sheppard &_v<
Red Mountain R'v.
~TheT.nl*    all  "rail   route   willimH
change of ears hetween  Nelson b
Rossland and Spokane an 1 Bossianu
(DAILY.
Lv.  9.15 a.m. NELWON. Ar. fc��p.nj-
Lv. II 2.-. a.m. ROriSLAND Ar _!��>.    ���
Lv.   8lJa.ni. SPOKANE A.-.0 1 ���>!'.'�����
Train that leaves Nelanp Bt 0:16 �����**;
wakes close oonneotlons nt Spi'Mie.
all Connt Points, . o_nn_.
Pasee.u-.-r, for KettleMrerBDdtBouna
ary Oieek.cotiueot nt Maro.iH witliStnii
Dailv.
H. A. JACKSON, G. P-*T'A-    ���
Spokane  Wash
G. K. TAOKABTJBY,
Airent. NeUm. B. V
Kootenay Railway and Nav.
Company*
Operating .,,,,..,���
kaslois;8i^an��ailway
at 3.5S i
it 3.55 p.m.   __���..   u_rr t. TKAD. 00,
INTKltNATIONAI. .S AV . ��        Jy ���
Operatlnu on Kootenaj'__f&_l_Ttor Nel""
a.-   "International'   ^^.__fl0^\ urnlill
%, m. daily ?x��*p  Sunday.     ��� m
iNeUimt *.?2p,SV.n-rSfi��lnto
Ba^ Ainsworth ana all v-a   ���'.���,���
with Sir, "A Mifta   10 �����"   Ni,
B-arry. Idaho, *1��0W ���>>,��:.����� s ' *
���on' Ho"'
turn
Pilot Ba
nccts w...
ncr'H Ferry, ldalio, ��."���-������ ���������-,. .
from Spokano at MvoMito^ '���.,,,. H(,���ncr
Str     Alhorta" Leaves ,"*; ,'T, ' ttt 7 a.r*-,
Forry, Tuesday"  B��J*fiEjaF from K,l!J'��
meeting atonmor "Iuternauooiu
at IJHot May. .,���������,,,.',. Kerry at 8 ���������'"'
Returning, leavos Bonnera nerw
Wndnesdays and Bunttayfl. ,��������������������� I-err)
Dlroct connections in �� eat, I ,nlH,
with Groat Northern Kailwa)
e"lBnf.AjriK)*I)i:N��1AN   l��lVISION..
International" leave; k��        ..., k,i
Str.
TicketH sold to all pottle ��'
Unlied Stale"- & .������] informal Ion, "
To ascertain rate" and ran
Sliinaifor, &��">"���
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