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Provincial Libnarv
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Daily Edition No. 602.
Nelson, British Columbia, Sunday, Decemb
br 17,  1899
Tenth Year
ONLY NEWS OF
BULLER'S REVERSE
Nothing Fiesh From the Seat of the South
African War.
BRITONS CALM UNDER THE BLOWS.
Buller's Losses Number More Than a Thousand.���Nothing
Else Talked of Across the Water-���Continental Press Delighted.
London, Deo. 1(1. ��� General Buller
reports tn the War Offloe that in yes-
twrday's battle at the Tngeln River,
he lost 1,130 men in killed, wounded
and missing. The report gives 87 killed ; 007 wounded, nnd nearly 400 miss
ing.
London. Dei*. 17.���Beyond a partial
list and n summary oi the totals ot the
casualties in the Tugela River engagement posted at ahont midnight, tbe
Wnr Office professes not to have any
news from the seat of war while tbe
censorship evidently blocks other channels of information. Never within the
range of the longest memory has Great
Britain met three such military reverses in a single week and hence it is
nut surprising that notes of anxiety
should be heard amid the general
course of expression of grim philcs-
ophy nnd resignation. General Buller's report of bis losses a total of 1,09.7
makes the severest, casualty list of
the war.
the Government does not propose to
send them it will be wanting in its
duty to the country. For his part
Mr. Long said lio failed to see that the
necessity had arisen, but if it does
arise, the 100,000 will be fortbooming
and they will be sent.
London waits the list of names with
keen appreubeusion. The Queen is
heartsick. Tbe stock market was
greatly effected for a time, a veritable
panic reitming.
General Buller, at his Chievelry
camp tonight.is recuperating his badly
hammered troops General Methuen
showed signs of life at Modrler River
and for two hours his atrillcry shelled
tho kopjes. No news was received
from Gatacre and French in Cape Col
ony. Nothing was hoaid from the beleaguered Ladysmith or Kimberley.
Britisli losses so far aro more than 6,-
COO. Mr. Asqnith's speech at Newcastle
east evening fairly expressed the mod-
Irate average opinion of the situation.
A .nore rndioul view which, however,
hns few open followers was echoed by
Sir Wilfrid Lawson in an addressed to
tbe Liberals of Carlisle. He accused
the Govrenment after bringing the
country to the verge of war with
America, Rnssia, Germany and
France of having plunged it into war
in Africa through incompetent diplomacy. He tbouKht tbe people should
insist upon the Govemmeut "fating its
terms so that everybody might see
what it was fighting for.
The Sunday papers mostlv follow
yesterday morning and afternoon journals in their comments on the situation. It is astimated General Buller
had under his command nearly 40 000
men of which cavalry nud mounted infantry numbered 7,ii00 imd regular in
fantry 28,000. The liners under Joubert strongly entrenched and com-
mauding both fording places of the
river are helioved to ave numhered at
least 15,000 with plenty of artillorv
well served. The list of killed and
wounded telegraphed to the War Office
bo far, contain the names of many
prominent officers.
Notwithstai ding three successive
reverses Englishmen are determined
more than evor to win and at the
Army and Navy and other clubs tonight the impression prevailed that
the cheok is only temporary. The
Government view is probably voiceil
by Right Hon. Walter Long, President
of BoRrd of Agrio.nl'r.a, who, speaking
���    Liv
PARIS IS MODERATE.
Paris, Deo. 16.-For tbe third time
this week Parisians met hoarse voiced
news vendeis running along the streets
today shouting "Crushing defeat of
the English," "Great Victory of the
Boers," and displayed tbe front sheet
of tbe big papers bearing headings
"The English Routed. " The Frenoh
people heard and read news with interest and discussed the British defeats
in the cafes without display or sorrow
for the British but at tbe same time
without any outward demonstration of
gleeful satisfaction, that could be re
garded us offensive by British spectators.
The violently Anglophobe press, such
ns La Libre Parole and La Patrie.
treat disasters as joyful tidings but
the other respectable journals discuss
the news moderately. Le Journal des
Debates expressed admiration at the
wonderful calmneBS and sang fr..id
with which the British nation has met
blow after blow. The paper concludes
with the remark that it would be a
heavy blow to the social organization
of Great Britain if Mr. Chamberlain's
venture brings ber to concsriptiou.
Le Temps also comments upon the
weakness of Great Britain's army to
cope with the present emergency and
says:
"Mr. Chamberlain little suspected
that is lettiug loose war he was going
to reveal the insufficiency of the military forces of the British collosns."
La Patrie, whioh tells its readers
that Mr, Chamberlain is seeking to
bring about a war with France in order to restore in tbe eyes of Europe
Great Britain's prestige, so shaken t.y
defeats of her army by the Boers, it
says that a few more disasters like
that of Magersfontein and Tugela River will mean a British war with
France in the coming spring and declares that the concentration of tbe
French northern fleet at Brest and the
recall of tho Mediterranean squadron
to Tin-Ion nre the first precautionary
measures to bo taken by Frenoh au
thoritios. "The British army," La
Patrie adds, "has lived a century on
tho reputation of tho Duke of Wellington and perhaps the navy livos solely
on the reputation of Nelson. The
war in Africa has demonstrated weak
points in the British army, the weakness of iho Biitish empire, tho incn-
jacity of iis military chiefs and the
strength of its troops who only had to
fight savages.''
not exaggerate the reveises and disasters of a dav. Tbey may become vlC'
tories of tomorrow, At the same time
let us net under e-tiniats the gravity
of the task beforo ls. Tbe war has
devclopel proportions which mey
make it the turning poin' of the fortunes of the Emp.re. It has hecouie
wider and deeper tban the question of
maintaining our position in South Africa. Is our (!���!�� to be known as a
world power? That ia now on trial
nnd if we fail here the Empire ceases.
"Whether the magnitude nf tbe
task we bave undertaken ought not to
have been seen sooner is a question
wbioh will have to be answered hereafter but now it B clear that our force
is inadequate. It is the universal opio
ion of all parties tbat whatever accession is heeded to give the army resistible superiority, however great tlie
sacrifice involved, the eounrty will
readily sanction. The nation confidently expects the Government to do
what is necessary. It is our duty as
a nation to be united and calm and to
concentrate all our resources, material
and moral, upon a task which we oan-
not lay down or leave incomplete without dealing a blow alike at the honor
and safety of our Empire.''
came to London today, returning to I worked witb her, tiie thanks both of
Hatfield House this evening. Regard j the Sovereign nt the country and oi all
ing tbe   suggestion   that the   Premier
FROM MAFEKING.
Pretoria. De*. It.���General Symau
renorts from Mafeking, under date of
Wednesday, Dec. 13. that the Britisb
attacked the Boer fort. The Beor oas-
ualties were one man killed and one
wounded. Ihe dispatch also says that
Commandant Schoemann had a brush
with tbe British on Tuesday, Dec. 12,
at the Geldenhiae farm, which the
British were bombarding on Wednesday The condition cf General Jon-
Pert, who is ill at Volks Rust, is improving. The Transvaal Government
is employing natives to work in mines
paying them one pound a month and
feeding them.
LIST OF OASUALTEIS.
London, Dec. 16.���The War Office
late tonight issued the following list
of Geueral Buller's casualties: Fie'���&
Artillery���Captain A. H. Goldie aud
Lieutenant ti.  B. Scrieber,
Dublin Fusileers���Captain A. H. Bacon and Lieutenant R. O. B. Henry.
Inniskillen Fusileers���Major J. W.
F. Carley and Oaptain Frank O. Lof-
tus, medical corps, Oapt. M. L. Hughes.
Tborneycroft's Mounted Dsvonshire
Regiment���Five Rifle brigade (the
Prince Consort's Own) one; Fifth brigade staff, one; Innisikllen Fusileers,
eight; border regiment, three; Can-
naught Rangers, two; Dublin Fusileers, three; Irish Fusileers, one;
Horse artillery, one; Field artillery,
five; Medical corps, one; Mounted infantry, three; Natal carbineers, two;
South African light horse, two.
The wounded includes Captain J.
J. Goodwin, J. F. Radeliffe, P. H.
Wigors, Hon. St. Ledger Jarvis, A. J.
Hanker, W. F. Hersey, H. J. Buckley,
J. E. B. Brobyn, H. M. S. Lewan, J.
E. R. Brush, H. D. White Thomas,
R. T. Reed, F. A. G. Elton, and W.
N. Congreve.
Majors-R. H. Heigem, A. W. Gordon, and F. A. B. Racingtons.
Colonels���I. G. Brooke Long, H.
Hunt and Lieutenant Ponsonby of
Tborneycroft's Mounted Infantry.
Officers taken prisoner or missing:
Field Atrillery, five; Devonshires,
three; Essex Reitiment Royal Scots
Fnsileers, six;  Royal Artillery, three.
Ponsnnhy, of the Tbornycroft's
Mounted Infantry, and Lieutenant the
Hon. F. H. B. Roharts, son of Jrfird
Roberts, of Canadhr aud Watorford.
SOME WISE OOUNSEL.
Loudon, Dec. Ifi.���The Rt. Hon. Mr.
Asquith,addressed theTyneside Liberal
Association   at Now Castle this  even-
iug.    He said :
"Nothing is more unjust than to try
to undermine the confidence of the
country and the army in a gallant
general on tho strength of a single error of judgment or a single
at the Ship Broker's dinner  in  Liver-1 Nor is it a time when it
last   evening, intimated that the | sponsible persons to go about whistling
reverse.
becomes re-
pool last evening,
Cabinat committee on the nation's defence, had considered the advisability
of utilizing the militia and volunteers
for service abroad. He emphatically
assserted that the Government in no
wny attempted to interfere with generals in tbeir military operations.
Some say that ancthet 100,000 men an j
for alliance or dazing the world with
an exhibition of freaks of new diplomacy. The situation confronting us,
after rending today's painful news, is
so serious that it is hardly possible to
speak of auy other topic. We canuot
afford t'i wait to spend time m un-
availing   regrets.    Stem and more ur-
wanted  and,   declared   Mr.   Long,  if' gent duties are laid upon us, we   must
BULLER'S  REVERSE.
Vienna, Dec. III.���General Buller's
reverse was thn subject of almost universal comment iu the German press
today. Some papers lead tn the assumption that General Buller's military moves in hurrying engagements
are found in the situation at Ladysmith, and they conclude that the oap-
itulatinn of that place may shortly be
expected.   Tbe None Frie resse   says:
"If the attack was the outcome nf a
political    consideration,    there   couln
only have been thn excitement prevail
ing among  the   Afrikanders  and  the
state of publio opinion in England."
The   Frendemblait   fears   these sno-
oesaes will bring tbe Boers   fresh mix
iliaries from tbe Dutch Cape Colonists.
The Wniner Abendbladt thinks the
conseqnenco of tbe reversea in South
Africa is human. Judgment oan foretell that it will be tbe fall of Ladysmith and Kimbberley, tbe "outbreak of
the Afrikander rebellion, und that unless something wonderful happens in
tbo   meantime, an   improvement   can
came specially because of the news of
General Bailor's reverse, and summoned an emergency meeting of the cabinet, it is announced that the gathering
was simply one of n seiies of meetings
of the cabinet committeo oi national
defence to which only a limited number of members belong, and which did
not neoessitate their presence.
Loudon, Den. HI.��� While Genera
Buller's reverse was an unexpected
blow tn tho pnblio who have pinned its
faith to bim, it would appear that the
original plau of campaign, if adhored
'o. would bave given better results, for
tbo beseiged towns have shown them-
snvles quite capable of holding out.
As it is now, the British forces are
split, have been seriously repulsed, are
unable to cooperate aid at any rate
for the present, are unnble to reach
their objectives. It was for this plnn
that the central advance was sacrificed. Even the relief of Ladysmith
can scarcely have giveu alleviating
consequences to the campaign, as a
whole unless its moral effect quiets the
growing disaffection in Cape Colony
and disheartens tbe Boers to a more
serious extent than their other minor
reverses have so far. But, however
looked at, the Britisb position is most
unenviable and there is a great cry for
moro troops. Lord Londonderry urges
tbe War Office to send out 100,000 more
men, saying:
"Conceive the efftct on the Empire
if Methuen is forced to surrender."
The St. James Gazette intimates thnt
tbe Treasury is withholding tbe funds
necessary to send out reinforcements
adding, "If this is so, even Lord Salisbury's reluctance to sacrifice n colleague will not serve to shield a Minister who stands between England and
the restoration of her damaged superiority in South Africa "
On the other band there are many
magnificent examples through public
speeches and editorials of the great
common sense which ia the back bone
of tbe nation. There are people who
implore England not to make fools of
Englishmen and to imagine a few reverses make it nescessary to drain the
country of every man able to carry
arms. The volunteers are greatly
worked up and numbers of applications to serve in regiments from individuals have been received. The
Associated Press learns, however, tbat
Lord Wolseley belie ies that though
these men are excellent for volunteers,
they lack the evenness iu tho ranks
and among the officers which marks a
line regiment. To quote his own
words:
"Thny are brilliant in spots, but
weak in others." and while he appreciates the offers, he sees no way to
accept them at present.
The action of the National Liberty
Fe leration this week in deciding to
support a vigorous proscoutiou of the
war, but reserving the full right of
criticism now und in the future, while
stating that thore is much to be deplored in tbe conduct of the negotiations proceeding the hostilities, may
be said to vary iu the npiuions of tho
bulk of the Liberal party.
Englishmen and women for the splen.
did present of this hospital Bliip."
Simultaneously with the Duke nf
Cennanght loosing the Union .lark,
the Stars and Stripes were broken out
from the mizzeii mast. Before leaving
the Maine, the Duke nf Conniiught wns
presented with a gold maple leaf sent
by Canadian girls
tlieiz power in South Afrioa i;  broken
the better for uj.''
The Boers Courier snys: "The attitude of tbe English people in view of
those bard knrcks, deserves every
praise, "and the paper adds that in any
ise   Eiif
i��cr is
land's   pi
lauured by
ution  ns
her navy
n    wmld
it.;
10.���Mr,
THE MAINE SAILS.
London, Deo. HI.���The American
hospital ship Mane sailed today alter
enthusiastic and impressive ceremonies. Thn Dnko of Cnnnaught was present and tho full text of his remarks is
asfjllows: "Ladies and gentlemen���
In tho name of Her Majesty, the
Queen, 1 present this Union Jack to
tin hospital ship Maine, as a mark nt
I', r Mijesty's approbation of the generosity of those who have furnished
money for the ship and also as a mark
of her appreciation of the charity
which ii large number of Americnn
ladies and gentlemen have shown towards the soldiers of tbe Queen speaking their own language, who are now
fighting gallantly iu South Africa.
It is a greBt pleasure to me to be expected to perform, what I believe to
boa most unique ceremon). Never
before, I believe, has a ship sailed
under the combined flag, tbe Union
Jack and the Stara and Stripes and I
hone marks an occasion which brings
out the feeling of generosity nnd affection which Iho two countries hnve, I
hope, foi each other. I ennnot thank
those who havo come forward iu this
manner sufficiently for what tbey hnve
I done. As an officer in the British
army, I feel, I can assure yon, most
deeply for what you hnve all done, nnd
I am Bure tho officers and men, who
I bono will reap the advantage of this
well found ship, will every bless those
only   be    aeenred   by   reinforcements I who have done so much   for  them.    I
whioh are not evpeoted until January,   would   like to mention   mBiiy   names,
  j but I am afraid it is impossible,   But
SALISBURY IN LONDON. j wi]1 aflit LM*y Randolph Churchill to
London,   Dec.   16.���Lord   Salisbury accept in the names nf those who hnvs
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GERMAN'S   ANTAGONISTIC.
liondnn, Dec. III.���The grave situation confronting Great Britain in
South Africa almost obliterates the
effoot of the speech of the German
Minister of Foreign Affairs.Count Von
Buelow, in the Relohstag Monday laf-t.
though scarcely any announcements in
recent years has so much bearing on
the future of Europe, in spite of the
uniformed comment in some English
quartets that Count Von Buelow spoke
merely for political effect, in other
words, "jollied" the Reichstag by
means of jingoistic snphisrys for home
consumption to pay for the now navy.
lu Vienna, which is in closer touch
with Berlin than any other capital.
Count Vou Buelnw is interpreted as
Hinging dnwn the gauntlet to Great
Britain. Tho Bnerie Presse, which
has personal connection with tho Fnr
eign Minister of Germany, declare"
Get many is determined to rake the
greatest possible advantage of the
South African complications nnd adds:
"The cool nieution of England dissipates all apprehensions Induced by
Emperor William's stay at Wijdsnr,
and it is uot impossible that England's
difficulty may. in contain circun
stances, bn Germnny's opportuity, "
The Vienna correspondent of tbe
Standard detiiiling much more similarly comment, reiterates what has often been bearJ here, namely that
Great Britain is more hated on the
Continent ou nccount of her interference in behalf of tbo United States
when the latter was at war with Spuin
than for any oiber cause. Why Conni
Vou Buelow should have gone ont
nf his way to iunicate the itnpossill-
ity nf (Jriat Britain's hostilities' iiud
belittle the friendship between her nnd
( m'I many, is an enigma not yet under
stood by authorities. A consensus ot
the best opiuinu leads to the belief thn'
the German Minister wishes to offsi t
Mr. Joseph Chamberlain's speech at
Leicester, yet this seoms a small ix
01186 for such language at ibis period,
while the suggestion that Count Von
Buelnw spnke for purely pnlitienl effect
is dismissed as being entirely unohar
acteristic of tho niiiu who is rapid!}
achieving the reputation of being the
first statemun in Europe.
THIS SHOULD SETTLE
Washington, I). 0., Dec.
Snlzer, snid of his resolution in tha
House: "My sympathy is with the
uravo Bonrs. Tbey are making a brave
light against great odds for their homes
nu.l tbeir liberty, WeJ should not
secretly or openly help Great Bitain to
their disadvantage. We accord tbe
Boers all the rights of belligerent? f
want and hope io see the Boers win
I am opposed to tbe pig sticking mode
of warfare Britain is Dairying on. II
what 1 lead in tbe papers be true ibis
inhumanity puts England beyond tbe
pal" of ciivlization. I shall dj all ni
my power to pass this resolution, li
will como up in iln House nnd I want
it to go on record In favor of Boers and
the Republio and against England, or
any Anglo American Alliance oxprsas'
ed or implied.''
HAS ESCAPED
JO ���A s purial   from
THE NEWS IN ITALY.
Rome, Dec. HI. ��� General Buller'*
reverse produced a profound imprea
sion here, where it is regarded as most
serious for the military prestigo ot
England. The afteiuoou papers devote long articles to the subject. The
Avanti says:
"It is n terrible disaster for Great
Britain and the chief responslbilit)
falls npon Mr. Chamberlain. The probabilities thnt the final success nf the
British troops will thereby be considerably diminished."
The Italia is of the opinion that the
cause of Imperialism in South Africa
hsa SOStjined a severe check.
Tho Tribunal says the defeat brings
into prominence the weakness nf the
British artillery.
CHURCHILL
London, Dec.
Pretoria, d.ited Wednesday, Dec III.
snys that before the escape of Winston
Churchill, be wrote to the Transvaal
War Office declaring ibat as curies
pnndnut, he considered his, detention
ns u prisoner unjustifiable. He expressed in bis letter tbe highest appro-
I'intioii of bis treatment. His escape
was cleverly executed, but there is little chance nf bis being able to cross the
borJer.
JUBILANT GERMANS.
Berlin, Dee. 10.���Tbe  German press
and people are jubilant over  the   news
from Smith   Africa, and   every   when
in the   streets   people stop each   other
and offer congratulations, Among thi
press comrrents tnnigbt is that of tin
Krnz Zeitung, Which  snys:
"Thus, the fighting power of tbe
third column is destroyed and the campaign ngainst, the Boers is dliasttonlsy
ended. What, however, means more,
is that England's decadence, long ago
apparent tn fnr sighted Statesmen, hns
thus become visible before the whole
wnrld. "
VOSSlSobe Zeitung say the English
.vesterdny met tho greatest defeat in
this campaign,   so productive of  dis
appoint.M'iils nnd losses,
The Zeitung snys: "Tbe second
chapter of this war is nlso ended and
is much worse than the first."
Tbe Semi-official Post, nfier making
merry of the English pretention in
this war, snys: "England bad better
not count upon her Colonies," citing
the New South Wales Lancers ns specimens of Colonial troops.
The Deutsche Zeitung calls it the
beginning of tho end and concludes
thn��:j "We, in Germany, do "not
wish England to get off cheaply.
The more tbey are bumbled in the
Boer  war and  the more completely
NEWS FROM METHUEN.
Modder River, Dec.   I,".���The   Nililh
brigade under   Colonel  Pole-Cute,   the
ii'renadier Guards, and  a squadron  of
tbo  Twelfth,   niiule  a   raconnaisance
this morning supported by the 7th bat
tery,    Howitzers    in   the   centre   and
light, and four naval IS   pmindcis  nn
the left.    A  1-7 iinval gnu nn the iit'llt
opened  ti,,��� nt 6 '80 while the   brigade
oployed ucrnss the plain.   The Howitzers shelled   the   Boer   trenches  and
earobed the ridges, the   naval gun doing the   same.   The   Boers  unmasked
two guns one of which was dismantled
iy the   naval   gun   nod the second   of
vbich it wns imposible to   touch.    No
nie was killed although a shell fell   in
the middle of (our nf the Northumberland Regiment,   causing   all   to   full,
int when the   smoke   cleared    it   was
teen tbe   men   were   marching   as  if
milling bad hapi'i ned     All the troops
returned lo camp.    There were no ens-
lalties.   General Methuen directed the
iperationa   from    horse    buck      His
omul is almost well.    He intends   to
conduot  operations  from   bete north-
..aril.    The camp is fortified and forms
an excellent base.
EVERYTHING IS READY.
Now   Sotk,   Dee.   in ���The  London
oorrespondenl of  tbe  New fork  Sun
says:
"A couple of weeks ago it was an-
nnunced that Chief Justice QregO-
rowski and other civil officer-; of the
Transvaal bud arrived at Lorenzo Marques from Pretoria, en   route to Cape
town, and suggested that their mission
was to sue for pence nt the feet of
Queen Victoria's High Commissioner,
As the wnr was then young and the
Boers hnd iiiaticis military pretty
much their own way.it seemed strange
that President Kruger would bo soon
assume the rule of supplicant, but it,
now   appears   that the mission is   not
bound for Capetown, but for Europe.
lhe members ar��� aboard a North German Llovd liner and will probably be
in Paris by the end of next week. Thev
propose to visit every European capital
*i'.b the object of interesting tlio ji iw
ers in the cause of the South African
rlnpui lies, so Ibat when the time
co.ins f<r police England will not be
ier.nitlcd I , Impose loo bald terms
Judging by the aronsi i ten.per of this
country nnd the known view if a inn-
jotity of tins Govern ment it may
safely be n>serted that the mission is
foredoomed to failure, whether or no
any power i' so foolish ns to interfere,
ri'ore -s. now ever, ah mill ut ��� ��� i-
neiiee lo snow Unit the I'i ! isn Govern���
ment will not be taken by surprise if
Prance shonld endeavor to lend the
Boers diplomatic help, and that such
mediation would bs politely hut decisively declined.
In view of what might happen   after
that the British Government bos been
quietly making a variety of preparations, some of which nre known to nil
the world because tbey could not be-
concealed, such .,,. tbe concentration ol
the Mediterranean end channel fleets
nnd the commissioning of a small spec-
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But news of Holiday Goods and Holiday Buying is the most interesting at present. The
rush started last week and it seemed some days as if all Nelson were in our store. No
telling how much busier we will be this week, and it is not to be wondered at. We do
not claim that our stock is a credit to Nelson, as Nelson is a pretty large city and the
trade here demands a nice stock; but we do claim to have one of the nicest stocks of
Xmas Goods that ever entered the City Limits. All that skiU and labor could do was
brought to bear in buying these goods. The result-what you may see if you visit our
store.   Here can be found everything that is useful and ornamental for Xmas gifts.
Fancy Handkerchiefs for Children
Ladies' Enbroidered Handkerchiefs
Japanese Silk Embroidered Handkerchiefs,
beautiful work
Ladies' Kid Gloves, lined, unlined and Fur
trimmed
Ladies' Mocha Gloves and Mils
Nothing nicer for an Xmas Gift than an Ostrich Tip or Spangled Fan
Japanese Embroidered Piano Drape or Silk
Table Cover always pleases the tasty
housekeeper
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OUR  NEW STORE.
Silks for a Gift are always appropriate. We
do them up in waist lengths, dress
lengths too if you wish. And such a
range of Patterns, beauties every one of
them
Ladies' Silk Underskirts
Ladies' Jackets and Capes
Ladies' Fancy Blouses. We'll fix them for
you ready to send any place.
Ladies' Caperines. A beautifiul gift, she'll
like it sure.
Blankets for Gifts. Certainly, why not?
Nothing more acceptable in cold weather
like this.
Fancy Linen Table Cloths for gifts
Chenille Table Covers, any size
For the Children a Fur Cap, Fancy Bonnet, Fur
Collars, Fur or Kid Mitts, or in fact any one
of a hundred other articles; we have them
Men's Fancy Dress Shirts
Men's Japanese Silk Handkerchiefs, plain or  initialed
Silk Lined, Wool Lined and Unlined Kid Gloves,
any of these make splendid gifts
Silk   Lined,   Wool   Lined  and   Unlined   Mocha
Gloves.    We say enough when   we tell you
they're Perrins.
Men's Neckties���we canuot tell you of the multitude of styles in this line.    But just see them
Buy him a Smoking Jacket, a multitude of catchy
styles awaits you here
Fancy Vests. If they're not the right size we'll
change them, that is if you return before
Xmas
MARTIN O'REILLY
& CO.
Terms Cash.
Houston  Block, Baker Street,
Nelson.
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The cold weather is at last with us, and as the
season promises to be short, we
will sell all our
Fur Goods at Greatly Reduced Prices
Nothing more appropriate for a Christmas Gift than a nice
Fur Coat, Muff or Boa
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A large assortment of
Ladies' Silk Blouses for Xmas Trade $
We have a few Fancy Blouses left to clear at 80c. TT
Large Assortment of Ladies' and Men's Silk Handkerchiefs *>
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Our stock is complete.    See our $8 and $10 Suits. V
Just Received: A Nice Lot of Ties for the Holiday Season ����-
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There will be carnivals and sports
of all kinds, including-
Hockey Matches, Skating Races,
Skating Exhibitions.
and one of the most  interesting sports of the
season will be the exhibition matches of
"f        The Ladie's Hockey Club.
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The management are
negotiating with
Mr. McCulloch of Winnipeg
the Champion all-round
skater of this continent, to
visit Nelson some time next
month and give exhibitions
of fast and fancy skating.
PRICES  OV SEASON   TICKETS   FOR
THE SKATING RINK
Gentlemen $ 5-����
Ladies     4*0��
CHILDREN UNDER 16.
Boys b����
Girls     3*oo
CHILDREN UNDER 12.
Boys     3-oo
Girls     3*oo
FAMILY TICKETS.
Three in family    I2-����
Four in family, or over, head of family. .    5-����
All others, each     3������
General Admission, Adults 25c.
Children 15c.
Klpctric cars will lie run to anil flora tho link at ill hours
nn fi* ll-OO d m., a special rate being ramie of 15 tickets for
1 no to every person holding a season ticket to the rink.
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REISTERER   &   CO.,
Brewers of Fine lisger
Beer nnd Porter.
Drop in nnd see us,
NELSON,
NELSON WINE 00.,
where you can  depend on  Kottlnu tho  bent
, nrnnrtslii U19 market ani. onr quantity fron
' 10c. up,   Prices cannot ho ill��pntcd,
'PHONE 93.
Frank A. Tamblyn, Mgr.,
B. 0.1 Baker Street, Nelson
Prospectors, Attention!
Young Men, Become Your
Own Assayers-
Three months will teach you Away ing for
Gold, Silver. Copper. This department, s in
Oharr-to of Prot Suter, Honor Graduate of
McGill Univcrsiti.
Live and learn how, cheaper than ton now
live.
Board and Instruction in Assaying, all for
twenty-six dollar-* per month.
Write to the Prinoipal,
Rev.J.W.SipPRELL.B.A.B.D.
Now WestmloRter.
All class,'- of learninK may be had In 11,is,
ho only Colli'KO of its kind In the West,
CANADIAN <_
^PACIFIC K
AND SOO LINE.
The direct route from
KOOTENAY OOUNTRY.
to all points
EAST   and   WEST.
First-CIiisr Sleepers on all trains Irom
REVELSTOKE & KOOTENAY LDU.
TOURIST OARS pass Medicine Hut
daily lor St. Paul, Sundays and Wednesdays for Toronto, Fridays fur
Mniiiif.'il and Boston.
Hanie cms pass Revelstoke one day
earlier
CONNECTIONS
To and from Robson, Rosslimd.
Ex. Sun. Ex. Sun.
7.10 Lv.        NELSON Arr. 10.40
18.00 Lv.duily NELSON daily Arr.21.-t0
Morning traiu connects f r oil points
in BOUNDARY COUNTRY.
Evening train connects to and from
Main Line and points north, und icx.
Sun.) from all points in BOUNDARY
COUNTRY.
KOOTENAY RIVER ROUTE.
Daily. Str. Moyie Daily.
28.00 Lv. NELSON        Arr. 18.20
Connects Kootenay Landing with
Crow's Nest branch trains both ways,
KOOTENAYLAKE-KASLO ROUTE,
Ex. Sun. Str. Kokanee. Ex. Hun
10.00 Lv. NELSON Arr. 11.IK)
Tue., Thut'., Sat., to Aigentu and
ret., leaving Kaslo at 20k.
SANDON ANI) SLOCAN POINTS.
Ex. Hun. Ex. Hun.
0.00 Lv. NELSON Ar. 11.20
4 hrs NELSON to ROSSLAND brs 4
For niton and full information ;,<Mt< -   nonr
0--I, locril agont, or
0, K. BEASLEY City Pawiengor Agoni
R. W. IHII'AV. Ak"m. NoIkii
W. P. ANDERSON, K. J. COYLE,
Trav. Paw. Agent,       A  O. P. AgOLt,
Nelacn Vnnocuvi-r
PRIVILEGES OF PEBR.8.
] Even it He is Uanged His Eml Bolteil-
ed For Him.
It requires no oad of patient etudv
for a newly-oreated peer to leuru all
hin ri��hts and privileges. His necio-
jtary might huul for weeks, atid then
never discover thom all. Thev aro laid
down exhaustively in numerous dust-
I covered tomes, Acts of Parliament
many of which, though binding tc
day, have become utterly obsolete by
] disuse. It is curious to note, for instance, that every time Parliament reopens, every one of the live -hundred
and sixty peers, if his way to the
HoDse lends him through any nf her
Majesty's deer-parks, is entitled bv
Royal charter to kill one or two deer,
and march away with them as his
loidly perquisite, He may do the same
on hi;i way home again, but in each
instance he mast givo due notice of Ins
intention against the deer's life by
tootling his horn, and thus letting the
forester know that sport is afoot. This
is to clear him irom the charge of
steuling, which would otherwise be
preferred iigiiiiHt him.
It need not be said that this privilege is one distinctly more honored in
the breach than by observance, Tho
Queen's Sanger" would stare open-
eyed at the visum uf the Lord Chancellor blowing his horn ami BOOnrinR
Windsor Pur*, Diluting right and left
ut the timid herd of uiec-K-eweil fawns
grazing contentedly on the Royal demesne. But he is outiiled to do it, all
the samo.
If a young peer of pugilistic and
combative tendency were to tuokle you
in the streets and violently assuult
you, it would bo within yonr province
to summon him like an ordinary mortal at the police court; but you may
not know that, weto he to breathe out
the fiercest denunciations and threat-
euings against y"u for the future, tbe
magistrate would not have the slightest power to bind him over to keep
the peace. To gain suoh an injunction
against tbe noble earl would reqnire an
application in the High Court ol Justice, and possibly might entail considerable outlay of �� s. d.
To look at it from the other side,
suppose you punch the peer. If his
lordship cares to tako a serious view
of the assault, it amounts to a very
great crime. It is quite possible for it
to be regarded as a contempt of the
whole House of Parliament, and you
may find yourself in for very severe
penulties.
Strauger than this, perhaps, is tbe
fact that you are liable to be similarly
severely punished if, instead of his
lordship, you should chance to exercise
your fistic abilities upon his coachman
or footman. This seems ridionlous, until we remember tbat, in olden days,
to attend Westminster was fraught
with danger to the person, and it was
necessary to inflict heavy penalties,
in order that the State's representatives should have the necessary protection.
A peer of the realm cannot be arrested, except, for au indictablu offence,
and in cases nf treason felony can only
be triei) by their fellow-peers, and convicted by a majority.
The conductors of modern scandal
papers lay themselves open to be
pounced npon and punished with the
utmost rignnr of the law for daring to
utter the slightest suggestion of senn-
dal against any of her Majesty's lords.
To speak ill of them is to commit the
.,ct of Kcatidaluin niagnaluin, a very
heinous offence according to Act of
Parliament,
A peer is never really obliged to buy
stamps, though, now tho penny postage is iu force, no peer of any standing would avail himself of his ntivil-
ege of franking letteis post-free.
Then, agaiu, if he ahonlil have the
had fortune to be involved iu a Chancery suit, his word of honor counts
there as equivalent to an ordinary
man's oatb. If he is a very procrss-
sivo peer, and has hit. npon an excellent project for some purpose of public
benefit, he is fully entitled to wait upon the Queen iu rierson and mention
his business. If he should happen to
be bald-headed, and is ashamed of the
fact, he is not bound to remove his
hat   when he outers a court of justice.
Last of all���though there is little
consolation in tbe fact���shonld he be
condemned to be hanged, he can demand a noose of silk.
LOCOMOTIVES IN WAR.
Now that tbe capabilities of the locomotive in war are being eagerly
watched by evetyone, it is of particular interest to note that the Haigb
foundry Company built, in 18155, two
eight-coupled engines for service iu the
Crimea. These were Nos 108 and 111)
in the firm's books; thev had no regular fire-boxes, but inside eirr-ulnr fur
naces five feet long, and ordinary
tubes beyond. The cylinders were out
side, 15x20, working the third axle.
There were no flanges on the two middle pairs nf wbeels.all the wheels being
as near together as thoy could possibly
b�� Two short stroke pumps fed the
. .iler, and there was a hand puniii
which could be used to fill the boiler,
rr as a fire engine. A pressure of 120
pounds wus employed. Tbe duty of
the engines was to run the guus out to
the ends of a row of short siitiugs turning off a single line of way. If one
got damaged tho engine had to bring
it in and tako out n now one, up a
gradient of 1 in li). Or course the gun
carriages had flanged wheels, the rails
were mostly Barlow's saddle-backs,
which had done dnty on the Midland
Railway. The cab was on tho top of
the boiler, and was mado of iron plating. Ono of thj engines got bit twice
hy tho Russians, one shot smashing a
cylinder and another carrying away
the cab, and so injuring the driver's
arm that it had to be amputated. He
continued, however, to pnt guns in
position with his one-cylinder engine,
until at lust Sebustopol gave in. hut he
died soon after. Neither of the en-
aiines was brought home, though one
nf thom does not seem to hnve been
bit. The Haigb Foundry onlv bnilt
four more locomotives.al! in INfili, Nos.
Ill and 112 being coupled in front, and
the last two a six-wheeled Cramptun,
and No, 114, a bogie Crampton, with
six feet six iuehes four-coupled drivers,
the nylinders working the trailing
wheels. The business was taken over,
when the lea��e expired, by Messrs. H.
and F, H. Birlev and B. Thompson,
who prnotieally dropped locomotive
building, bnt .carried on a colliery engineering business till 1884.since when
the works havo been closed.���Engineer.
Waverly
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NELSON, B. C.
BOARD AND ROOMS AT
REASONABLE PRICES,
NEXT DOOR TO OPERA MOUSE.
0. A- PROSSER,   Manager.
We  have  several  snaps   in   House
property:
.'I Kooms and attlo, 2 Iota, corner Sumlor |l,fl i
I Itooine, t lots. 1'ively situation   i,mnin- miii,. ni,',' oottaa*1 Improved im . Otf
S Hooms, tone foundation cellar tuli ia, 1.881
t! Itonius Vorn'in street, '-' iota, ejioulloiii
value    1,980
G KiiO'i n. down town new. ,.11 i-uuvenieii-
cos. rolile I ut $:;i)       2,15
8 Rooms, large vorandah, 2 lots, dmid
cheap   'A.'Jih
8 Rooms, all conveniences, 2 lots new.... 8.80"
GEORGE   GURD,
With F, L   Osler,
MARA  BLOCK    BAKER  ST.
Real Estate^ Mines-
Bennett's Improved
Safety Fuse
As    Supplied     British    Admiralty.
White Countered
G-utta Percha.
Will Not Crack or Break.
Absolutely safe  in all  weather
conditions.
s Miners
Minimizes   risk   from   firing-   fuse
Everything to recomm md it.
Ask your de.iler for them.
Manufactured by
William KtiNlt Sods k Go.
Cainbourne, Cornwall, England.
rowlandIvuchin.
Gem-mi Agent for Canada.
LAWRENCE   HARDWARE  CO.
PintribuUnK  Agents.
Hi>n I- n (1th In Hm -iii'if-> of man
which taken ui llu- flou-t l<*a<U on tit f-r
time,- HIiak-.-Miicnr*-,
DO~
YOU
FULLY
REALIZE
That you are today in the most likely
part of the world in which to make 11
fortune? Why not stop and consider
this?
Mjnjn2 Stocks
Bought and Sold.
Rio- Hnm    ^ne ��^  t'1e   most
����� '  promising prospects
in   the  Ymir   District.    A   limited
amount pooled stock now on sale.
Tens   and        and others worked
Mary Belle |V  *?rJJS|���
J Canada bold .Min
im* Co., is one of the safest buys on
the market. Thorough inspection
cordially invited.
House   and   lot    I' r   sale,   close   to
business part of city.   Price *'2,000,
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PI. A. PROSSER,
BROKER.
Ward RlPWt tnd ffOl in on thfl ground  floor.
���Jorrunpon'IeiH'O Wolicit'-d.   Nu VS*fUl Cat*.
F.J. BRADLEY & CO.
PAINTERS nnd
DECORA I 0!*S.
SifiN WORK A SPECIALTY.
BotUenwffl And it to their advantage to
figure with Hradlev & Co. on lViinUng.
A  SNAP!
Machinery and stores or tbo
Doratha Morton
MINE   FOR   SALE.
For paHIoutari apply to
J. C. T. CROFTS, MI.MEOHE.
Haker Street, FfolsOfl
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NELSON. B. C.
TELEPHONE    No.    144.
WINTER  SPORTS.
Arooiig tbo uiimy txttraotioiiB which
Nelson poasesfcen not the loast are the
ixiipptiniiid resources offered in tho
wny of health 'giving and innocent
iiiims^iiieiits. It is doubtiul if there is
11 niiniiiK oamp in the world which
affords no many of the games and pastimes usually associated with the great
canton of population. In the rammer
thero is boatiuK, fishing, baseball,
cricket, lawn tennis, lacrosse and a
certain amount of game shooting as
well ns trap and rifle shooting, while
in lhe winter there are other attractions.
The one drawback to the winter
sports here is that, while we nsoape
the severity of a Manitoba!) winter,
the liqst is nor, so continuous as some
might desire. The climate is. for in-
stance, much milder than at Ross-
laud, Nevertheless excellent skating is
to hu had, and sometimes, ns last winter proved, as much as the greatest enthusiast could desire. The young men
of Nelson are not slow to take advantage of this, and there are now two
hockey clubs whose representatives,
given sufficient ice for practice, should
he able to win the championship of
Kontenay between them. There is also
a junior hockey club, whilst their
more grave and reverend seniors do
curl with all the keeness and most of
the accnrivoy usually associated with
that ancient game. There is a promise too of Bkatiug carnivals this year;
there will he plenty of attractions nt
the Opera House, and the winter of
1809���1900 should be the most enjoyable of auy in the brief history of
Nelson.
IN MANITOBA.
Dauphin aud Cliinli had to declare
themselves before the situation in
Manitoba would permit of a final summing i<p. The returns received at this
writing indicate that Dauphin, contrary to the expectation of The Miner
several days ago, has gone for the Government and Gimli for tbe Opposition.
When the House meets, therefore, the
parties will stand���Conseivatives, 24;
Liberals, Hi. In the earlier reports
Avondale, and North Brandon,
were given to the Government,
whereas they have returned members
supporting Mr. Macdonnld. The Opposition constituencies nre; Avondale,
Brandon Oity, Cypress, Emerson,
Gituli, Killarney, Morris, Morden,
Manitou, Norfolk, North Brandon,
Portage In Prarie, Rcckwood,
Russell, Rosenfeldt, St. Andrew's,
Saskatchewan, Sonris, Turtle Mountain, Virden, Winnipeg North, Winnipeg Sonth, and Woodlands The Ministerialists carried the following ���
Beautiful Plains. Birtle, Carillon, Del-
online, Dauphin, Lakeside, Lansdowne, Da Veraudrye, Lome, Miuue-
dota, Mountain. Rhineland, St, Boniface, South Brandon, Springfield,
Westbournne, aud Winnipeg Centie.
Already some Conservative papers,
following tho example of Liberal or-
gnus iu 189(1, are calling for Mr.
Greenway's resignation ; they are not
giving the man time to realise what
has happened to bim. There are usually many things to set in order before a defeated Government oan step
out. and patient and reasonable people
can wait until this is dono. If Mr.
Greenway takes himself off in a month
ot six weeks he will do very well,
and as much perhaps* asj his successor
can havo any reason to desire.
The flection is the first iu JManitoba
since 1K86 that has not gone all one
wny. If tho closer division means that
hetenftei there will" be stronger Oppositions iu the Legislature of that Province, that the people ate not to be lia-
hie to scares and excitements, it will
be a good thing.
News from the seat of war in South
Africa is looked for now, perhaps more
anxiously than nt any previous Btage of
tlm opeiatious. General Buller's serious reverse stunned the British publio,
as much in Canada as in England, and
it was hoped that this morning's pa-
pins would have something more pleasant to offer. Bnt such is not the case.
A    inoninful  supplement   to  General
Buller's dispatch in yesterday morning's paper comes in the form of a
list of the casualties which reaob the
alarming total of 1,150 men, but from
the various centres of hostilities nothing is to hand to relieve the tension.
In England the ory of more men must
j soon be heeded and the Government
will probably not be satisfied with
sending only thirty thousand more
men. The chances of acceptance of
Canada's offer to'send a second contingent grow brighter as tbe situation
at the seat of wnr grows darker.
Meanwhile it ia hoped that General
Buller will recover bis lost ground and
inflict on the enemy a defeat whose
moral effect will turn the tide of
affairs and make it unne. eisary for the
mon of the Umpire to offer their lives
on the plains of the land of the Boers.
The satisfaction of the greater part of
the Continental press iu the repeated
reverses of the British troops is by no
means the least unpleasant feature of
the latest developments.
SOME EUROPEAN SYMPATHY.
Ruda Pest, Dec. 1(1.���The Hagyar-
lieuseot commenting on the British
cheok In South Africa, expresses the
warmest sympathy for the British
army in its mi-fortune and adds:
"Every Liberal nation in tbe world
would doeplv regret if the position of
Great Britain, the'Standard bearer of
civilization wero shaken. Austria-
Hangary would surely feel the consequences of any loss of power in England."
KNOWS WHERE HE IS AT.
Paris, Dec. Hi.--The Figaro pub-
lishes an interview with M. Lockioy,
former French Minister of Marine, in
the course of which he says:
"The British navy is twice as
strong as ours.
"It is able to oppose simultaneously
the navies of France and the triple alliance
"Everywhere French fleets arc stationed they are confronted by twice or
thrice  their strength.
"France must have cables.
"Great Britain's bases of support,
are all connected, and tbe British are
ready for war tomorrow, if necessary,
with every nation on the globe.''
PRESCRIPTIONS
The purity ot the Drugs and Medicipea
administered to the patient la the most
essential clement in the puccossful treatment ot disease. Prescriptions are com-
pnu mled by us from absolutely Pure
Drugs in perfect condition, ai.d the physician's skill will not be nullified by old
and impotent drugs.
Our stocks of requisites for '
The Toilet
The Nursery
The Sick Room
Arc complete.   Your patronage solicited,
Nurses'  Directory.
For the convenience of Physicians and
Nnw s, wo 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 116.     P. O. Bot 225.     Bakor Street,
Mail Orders Promptly Attended To.
THOMSON'S
SEE
OUR
DOLLS
and
TOYS
Thomsoa Stattwiery Co., Ltt.
NELSON, B. C.
MertaliiaitEiMiit
By the only first class undertaker in Nelson,
Mil. A. W. PUKDY.   Address
NELSON FURNITURE CO.
Applcwlialte Block.     Baker at. oor. Kootenay
Or at residence on Silica stroot,  Kast of
Josephine.
DOLLS
DOLLS
DOLLS
OUR
Doll Sale
Is now on, and wise
buyers will look
through   the   stock
EARLY
And make their selections. " There is not
another like it."
Prices
Lower
Than
Ever
Select your
TOYS
A. R. BARROW, amice
Provincial Land Surveyor,
Corner Victoria and Kootonay Sta.
V. O. Box 55(1. Telophono No. 115
**"* O OKKKN, B, A., O. K��� PROVINCIAL
I ��� Ijind Surveyor. Survey* of mineral
claims lands, el0. Agent for obtaining Crown
Grants.   OfHce Turner-Hoeckh block   Nelson,
E. J.SCOVIL
MINING IIIMIKI It,       JIITIII1 PUBLIC.
Windermoro Minos,   Correspondence, Sol'olted
WINDERMERE. B. C.
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We will store them
for you till Xmas
Eve.
Druo &
BOOK 60.
Opera House Store
LUMBER.    (Wholesale Houses.
NELSON. B. C.
Delivered to an any point on
Kootenay Lake.
I have a complete stock
on hand of
R0TOH AND
DRESSED LUMLiiK,
SHINCtLES.
MOULDINGS, SASH DO'MM
INSIDE FINISH.
COAST FLOORING
and
FINISHED LUMBER.
AERATtD AND MINERAL WATteRS
THORPE & CO-. UMITED.-Corner Vor-
11011 anil Cedar -Streets. NelBon, mane-
faoturera of and wholesale dealers 111 aeiaied
waters aud truii sjiup-, ^uieane i�� inr iiu-
oyon Springs mineral water.
NELSON S' DA WA 1 ER FACTORY
���.v .\t Gutuiu.ua, .<.-��� .. l-i-'i'" niiuwu
variu j ol Butt drink*. 1'. U. Box �� Uie
pUoueNo al. U,oo\er Street -elseu uoiueii
of the Famous Bt, Ueuu Hot Springs Mineral
VV atcr.
CIGARS
Mill at PI LOT BAY.
Yards, NELSON and LA.RDO
HEAD  OFFICE
ISTEJLSOlSr.
J.  A.   SAYWARD.
WOOTtNAY CIGAR Mr G
IV   nor i>"a.. auu rl.m 'Lree.s. N
ui.iciurei-  uf " Hoytw S al
Belle" brand 'if ulnars.
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Nuteuu. 111111
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OOMMISblON McKGHaNTS
HJ. EVANS & *0.���Bauer ->roct, Nel
1 son, who usu.i: dottier* m li iuu s. cig 11 f
cement, lire 11 ick and iti'ooi ���>, water pipe am
stool mils '.nd general uuuunissloii men u   j*
^jQ^NrHAY^i^D^IEHfcAI-tt
BR AC KM AN a- KERMiLLINQ Oo.
1.IM1TK1J.-Front Street, .\eisuii. wnoie
sale dealers 111 II mr. u.ouls, oie., ami niij
mid gram. Mills.,I, ttdmoutun, victoria auu
New Westminster. Elevators on Calgary &
tidtuoiilou Hallway.
'Joy timttk in the morn."
IfW THE STAR
JUT, BAKER. . .
Comes any time of the day with
his specialty,
Home Made Bread
Ask your Grocer for it.    These
Grocers carry it :
KIRKPATRICK & WILSON.
J. A.  IRVING & CO.
MORRISON & CALDWELL.
EAST  END GROCERY.
GEO. BELL & CO.
T. A. SCAN LAN.
COLE'S  GROCERY,  Hume Add,
HUMPHREYS & PITTOCK.
PATENT VAPOR
AND  MEDICAL BATH
most efllcaoious in cheeking disease and
preserving In allh, highly recommend
ed ov the Medical Faculty and professional 1 urses. One bath will break up
the most severo cold.
Imperial Silverware
The best goods on tho market, beautiful designs, and every article guaranteed for ton years.
Ohautauqua Combination Writing Desk
and Drawing Board.
The bcRt Kindergarten Combination
6vor Invented for children or young
���people. Folly fu-nlshed with instruc
tion book, crayons, etc., invaluable for
home education.
The Silverware and Desks are most suitable
for Christmas presents. Call and inspect goods
at my office, Hall street between Baker and
Vernon.
JOHN BLANEY,   British Columbia.
GEO.   F-  MOTION. -Whole-ale Ha,,
ui'.tin and , ued.   special quotation   on
c.1 load lota lo all Ivoouma) poi���ts.
QROOERIES
A MACDONALD & 00.-Cor.,cr Ver
��� non and Josephine streets, wholesale
growers and jobbers iu bluiiaets, gloves, mitts,
hoots, rubbers, mackinaws aud miners' sundries.
|f OOTENAY SUPPLY OO. umitbd-
FV   Vernou street, Nelsou, Importers, wholesale grocers.
HUDSON'S BAY
COMPANY.
.NCO��--T.RAT��*    -nyo,
BANG I
BANGI
BANG!
FRESH AND SALT MEATS
P BURNS A OO -Haker street, Nelson,
���   wholesale dealers in fresh and enrol
meats.   Cld storage.
WEST KOOTENAY BUTCHER CO'
���Iiakor sireet tSelsou.   Wholesale dealers ia fro li and cured meals.
HARDWARE A  MINING SUPPLIES
H BYERS A CO.-Corner Baker and
��� Josephine Streets, Nelson, wholesale
dealers in hardware and mining supplies.
Agent* tor Giant Powder Co.
VANCOUVER HARDWARE OQ'Y.
LlMiTKD-llaker street, Nelsun, wholesale dealers 111 hardware and miuirg supplies,
plumbers' and tinsmith's supplies.
ELSON HARDWARE  CO.-Whole
sine 1 mills auu oils.
N
LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.
TUBNER, BEETON A OO.-Corner
Vt-riioit uqu Josephine Stroew, No'^on
wholesale dealers in liquor* ulgarti and dry
goodti. Agouti for I'.ilm.. I trow mix Co. of Ml"
waok.ee and Calgary Blowing Co, ot Calgary.
H
UDSON'S BAY CO.- >"��� hoiesale gro
oeries aud liquors, etc, Baker St., Nolson
PROVISIONS, PRODUCE A FRUITS
JY GRIFFIN A O0.-C"rnor Vernon
��� and Josephine streeta. Nelson, wholesale
dealers in provisions, cured meats, butter and
eggs.
SASH AND DOORS
N!W&X
AW   AND    PLANING
MITKD���Cornor h runt and
Hull Sifee.s, 'Nelson, inanutacturors of and
wholesale dealers in sash ai d doors; all kinds
of factory work made to order.
ACETYLENE GAS
VANSTONE'S DRUG STORE.
ne   Joseiihim
Every Man
likes to dress in Fasliionnble hod
Nice Fitting Garments if he fan
do so nt a reasonable prion. M
Fall and Wiuter Samples are now
complete in Suit in rs, Overeoati *y
and Fancy Vestings, Give nv ���
call and 1 will qnote yon pri,*.,<'
tbat will aatoniah you.
Ladles' Tailoring  in   all   its
branches, a specialty.
Stevens?lr
Rooms 1 and 11
Clements-Hillyer Block
Nelson Cleaning and Dyeing
Establishment.
S. D. PIERKE Prop.
Ladies' and Gents' Clothing cleans \
dyed, altered and repaired.
SATISFACTION GUARANTEED
Rear of t'larbe Hotel. NKIJ.USI
TAILORING
CLEANING
REPAIRING
ARTHUR GEE,
OppoMte Clarke Hotel.        Merchant Tailor.
Cor.
JuseplTIue and Uaaer Sl.-tets. Agts.
foi'Ciiieiu.n Carbide and Wetland Acetylene
Ua Machine Co.
ASSAYER'S SUPPLIES
No need to be without amusement for the Children this
year, as -we have a plentiful
supply of .        .      .
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WF. *f EETZEL& CO -Crier Baker
��� and Joseiilun. sireei-, Nelson, wholesale dealers in n*sayer's supplies. Agents for
Denver Fire Clay Co. of Donver, Colorado.
C. D. J. CHRISTIE
GENERAL   BROKER
Money to Loan
Collections   Solicited
FOR  SALE.
A 14 room house (new), rented
at $40 per month     83,000
An 8-room house   (new), two
corner lots      2,700
(Both Al buyaO	
4 Doors West Dominion Express Office
GLAZING KALSOM1NING
W. STARMER SMITH & CO.
Chimney Sweeping,
Houses, Offices and Stores Cleaned.
All work done by us is jruiir-
anteed first class.
Leave orders nt otllce. Ward 8tioet, opposite
I'ostolHeo.
P. BURNS & CO.
Wholesale and Retail Weal Merchants
Crackers
Get Your Order in Early
Before Assortment is Broken
Up.        .        .        .        .      .
Liquor Department
Pommery Sec.
Pommery Ex. Sec.
Pommery Brut.
From Sweet to the Dry est of
the Dry, to Suit all Tastes.
PUi(jU!)dy*
Hock,
Ports,
Sherries,
Etc.
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HEAD OFFICE NELSON, b. C.
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Branch Markets in Roi<sland, Trail, Kelson, Kaslo
Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.
Orders by mall to any branch will have caretu". and prompt attention.
TheKelsonElectricTramway Co.Ltd.
LOTS FOR SAIJEON EASY TERNS
Large number Choice Building Lots adjacent to the
line of their Tramway. For price and terms of sale apply
at the office of the Company, Macdonald Block, Corner of
Josephine and Vernon Streets.
T. C DUNCAN, Secretary
Hampers Going Fast
Hudson's
Bay
Stores. OLD TIME  TALKS
FIRST  MINEfi'S  UNION    STARTED
IN NELSON.
NELSON DAILY MINER, SUNDAY, DECEMBER t;, ifigg
The Men That Were and the Met) That
Are,���Mineis Made Me  ntd -';er-
chatits in the Early DayB,
"I rend in The Miner with great
interest" Paid an old-timet to our
.lolmtiy-Ccme-Utely, yesterdnv, "on
yonr odd talks with old timerB. Yon
nppiiir to coti'i the old ground well
YeNtenliiy I rind of tin investigation hy
Ootnrniesioner Olnte, who is the no-
minion representative on matters affeot-
Ing the mining Interests of Hritish
Columbia, the Allen Labor Law, etc
1 wns here before there wus uny
trouble, Why, in those days, we boys
��� hoys that wo weru���thought nothing
of working ten t.r fourteen hours n
day, nnd wo were happy. Is there nny
thing in tlie muscle iir flesh of this
generation that nanuot stand the
BKain? Oh, no. We me as good today, although ner heads may be gray
(sud I don't menu tins us suggesting
thut there is nny poetry in mv soul) ns
we were before ninny of our prssent
prominent citizens gained their prominence. The first Miners' Union
started here wns hy men who wero nut
miner'). But they wero charter members of the Minors' Union, and its
such paid little ir nothing. It wns the
practical miners who paid the piper
while the artificial members danced.
John Houston wns the president, and
ho was supposed to know all about it
We poor devils who were not what
they called 'charter members,' pain
the running expenses, while the 'officers', who knew about as much about
mines and minerals as a hog would
about witchcraft and watchmaking,
collected our f> es, and disbursed them
according to their peculiar methods.
When the funds of the first Miners'
Association become exhausted the officers lost heart in the movement. Well,
there was nothing in it for them.
They were not miners themselves aud
the pay-streak having pinched out they
lost their interest. 0, Lord, how 1 do
remember the presumed unostentatious
philanthropy of t'ipso wottbiesl Some
of them live (absolutely live) as mouu
ments of what was culled "union is
strength." Well, I attended the investigation intsuuted by the Dominion
Qovernment, anil I did not see any of
these gentlemen there. They may have
been represented, but there are so
many 'Johnny-Come Latelies' in town
that   I could not recognize the  people.
No, sir, our tirst Miners Union wait fizzle���the promoters bundled tho
cash and the primaries were responsible for the Bfiondolix. I lost trace of the
union and its funds, until the eight-
hour law came into opetation, nnd
then u new union wns started. I read
vnuf paper���nil about the evidence
takjen, but I don't see tbat nuy of the
ojrigitiai charter Members were exam-
iced. They might be able to throw
some light upon the subject."
A FEW  HOCJSEHOLD HINTS.
A Few Rules Thnt All Would Do Well
to I^iy Attention To.
Tbe Spokane Board of Health is engaged in distributing some 5,000 calendars among the hnnsewi-es of the city.
On them tiro inscribed the following
sanitary suggestions, which were copied from the curd issued by the Helena
Improvement .Society :
Don't throw old batB. shoes, rags
and fragments of food into the yards.
They make excellent fuel.
Don's throw rubbish into Iho stroets
or alleys for the benefit of vour neighbor. Don't throw out wasto paper to
blow around and frighten horses.
Don't ornament your back yard with
broken crockery, glass and tin cans:
keep them iu a box or hnrrel until
yon can have tuem hauled away.
Don't mix ashes and gnrbnge. Coal
cindois make good paths nnd wood
ashes are excellent fertilizers and disinfectants.
Don't live in bondauo to pestiferous
cockroaches. Powdered borax will exterminate them.
Don't throw crumbs into the woodshed or bnck yard to attract ruts and
mico. V.irniiti of all kiuds oun be
staived ont by cleanliness and care.
Don't allow a pile of rubbish to accumulate near your back door and then
wet it down, every dny with dish
water; if you do yon aro geenerating
Ihe germs of disease aud are morn to be
dreaded than the midnikht  assassin.
Don't neglect to Scatter a few cents'
worth of lime occasionally as a disinfectant and to pour a strong solution
of concentrated lye into your waste
pipes ut least once a mouth
Don't forget that vou nre entitled to
every stray stick, box and piece of
paper in sight of your premises, and
nie conferring a fnvor on the public by
picking them up.
Don't forgot that eternal viuilance
is tho price of freedom from filth and
disease.
Hockey Olub. The management are negotiating with Mr. McOulloeb, of Win
nip"g, the champion all-round skater
ef this cnntii ent, to visit Nelson some
time next month and give nn exhibition in fust und fnuoy skating.
Electric ears will be run to and from
the rink at all hours up to 11 p. m., a
special rate beiug made of fifteen tickets for.fl. to every pprson holding a
season licket to the rink.
LOCAL  AflB  PERSONAL
Mr. John Keen, Recorder of the Kaslo district, left town last night for
Kaslo,
Up to the hour of going to press
nothing has been heard ns to the iden
tity of the body found at Slocan River.
Thn police department have received
instructions to put down Bielgbtng on
the pntilic sidewalks, and they are
doing their duty.
Mr. O. So we] I, and bride, are in
town and registered at the Phair. The
happy couple return to the city between the hills on Monday.
Provincial Constable Kelly returned
from Knslo yesterday. Ho bad been
attending a meeting of the Licensing
Commissioners, at which all application were passed.
The Nelson Tramway Co. had hoped
to be iu operation a few days ago, bnt
owing to nn accident at the sub station woro obliged to defer active operations for a few days.
A meeting of the Licensing Commissioners of the Ainsworth division was
held at Kaslo yesterday, Messrs. Neil
McKay and E. F Sephenson, presiding.    The applications were passed.
Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Wilson and fam-
ily. left last night for Toronto Thev
expect to return in about a month.
Mr. Gallihef, during the absence of
his partner, will have a busy time of
it.
There was no case in Police Court
yesterday, but this is nothing new in
Nelsou. Our policemen "Fpot" suspicions characteis aud give them tbe imperative "move-on" before they oan
do any damage.
There are now no street crossing
sweepers required, thanks to the presence of Jack Frost. One can travel
over the public thoroughfares without
fear of getting ankle deep in mnd.
Jack Frost thou art a welcome visitor.
Tickets for the smoker to be given
at the Opera Houso on the 2lBt instant
are being freely taken up. One of the
interested rarties yesterday sold 150.
Now gentlemen come forward or there
will not be a seat left. A grand programme is provided.
Mi. Marpole, Superintendent of the
O. P. R., for the Panifio division, was
in town yesterday looking after the interests of his company. The effect of
his visit will be the laving ont of the
grounds upon which will be bnilt the
station house of the ompany.
The Juno has been bonded for $200, ���
000. the payments to be made at specified intervals The property is situated
uenr the Venus on Morning Mountain,
and is veiy promising ground, according to the report of Mr Cbutles Parker, one of  Rosslaud's prized experts.
AT THE HOTEL HUME.
W W. Annstrong. Toronto; John
Smith, F. J. Aldrich, Walla Walla.
Wash. ; Percy Dickenson, Slocan; H.
Stevenson. Hurry A. Barton, Ainsworth; D. J. Elmer, Karl Nietzel end
wife. Moyie; Nnlile Henry, Leth-
bridge; Mr nud Mrs. Mdnnes. Spokane ; Mrs. O. O. Boucher, Trail; G.
R. Nad��n, Greenwood ; C. O'Donnell,
Knslo.
LATE GREENWOOD NEWS.
THE SKATING KINK.
Managers are Working Hard to Get
the Ice in Condition.
The cold wind bas brought good
news to the citizens of Nelson. The
managers of the rink are now working
day and night getting the ice in condition for the season's skattng. The
building has been put in first class
shape, two extensions have been put
on, one being a continuation of the
curling sheet on the souih side. ��
the other a room for curlers^ Both
ladies' and gentlemen's waiting rooms
hare been remodelled aud a 'and stand
and gallery have been erected at the
west end. Arrangements are in
course of completion to secure the ��*
vices of the Smelter Bund for the sea
son. The management are eaving
nothing undone that will md in any
way in giving the oitImm tta mort
pleasant winter's sport in ihe bietnry
of Nelson. Them will he mM
and   sports   of   all kinds,     mcM    B
hookey matches, skating races, skating
exhibitions, and one of the most io-
foresting events of the season Will M
the exhibition   matches of the Lad.es
Road to White's Oamp Nearing   Completion���A Fine Opera House.
OJreenwoort. Dec. 15. ���(Speoial).���
Tho road to White's Camp whiob ben
been ic the course of construction for
some weeks under the auspices of the
Government and the citizens of Greenwood, as represented by the Board of
Trade, rs now abont completed. The
original arrangement wbr that (he
Government was to contribute 91,500
nd the citizens, $1,500 but in order
to complete the road it was fonnd that
T ,000 more would he neoessary, and
that amount the Government agreed to
contribute. E. Hall, as foreman,
has had charge of the work.
Tho Alhambra Theatre owned by
Branson & Co.. is about completed and
rrnngements have been made for the
opening on tbe lfith; The management have engaged Henderson and
Ross und a company of special artists
for the ooeasion. They have built and
equipped one of the best opera bouses
111 th�� interior nnd promise that a
legitimate dramatic and vaudeville
performance will be presented. O. A.
Baldwin is general manager, nud
Delphos Lawrence, bnsinass and
amusement manager.
Madden ic Dallas, Pacific Hotel, hnve
lened tbe Windsor premises adjoining
for n term of years. A new .building
will be erected uniform with the Pacific and will give the Pacific a frontage of about 100 feet, all to be devoted
to hotel purposes. It is the intention
to have the now Pacific modern
thougbont and np-to dato in every
respect. B. S. Barnardnetina, who
owns tho Windsor, is rebuilding. It
was ono of the buildings bnrued down
last summer.
Patenaude   Bros.
For Fine Clocks
and Watches
We have received a lot of
Bea uiftil China Clocks at
remarkably low figures.
The are timekeepers and
will make useful presents.
Patenaude Bros
Watchmakers,
and   Opticians.
Nelson. B. C.
1   " What Shall It Be ?
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If it is Shoes or Suffers we can help you at this time.    Oui   stock
shows all the latest designs.
TURN   YOUR   CHARITY
Towards the needs of yonr less fortunate neighbor.    Give that poor girl  you   know,   a pair  of I
shoes,    it will give you both great comfort all through the coming months W   \     ^
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See us for TRUNKS and VALISES.
LILLIE BROTHERS, THE LEADING SHOEISTS. |
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PRICES . . .
I Before Buying Shoes |
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JNeeland's Big Shoe Emporium!
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General Buller's Advance
Has been paralyzed for the moment,
but we are always going ahead, as
you can see by the bargains we are
offering this week. We have some
snaps in
Ladies' ** Gents' Watches
And a beautiful line of China Clocks.
In fact our whole Christmas Stock is
going very rapidly.
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Patenaude Bros.,
Watch-pake-**' ai*i Opticians.
BAKER STREET.
NELSON, B. C.
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For the last six months our buyer has been purchasing stock for our Xmas Trade, and as a result our
three stories of floor space is filled to overflowing with Novelties, in the Furniture Line, and consequently our
Xmas Trade so far has been the largest in many years, and with the bright prospects ahead for this week,
it will surpass our most sanguine expectations. It would be folly on our part to mention the 101 articles
which go to make up the choice collection ; and besides, we want you to come to our store and see our stock.
If you are a stranger we would like to meet you, and if you are an old friend we want to shake your hand
and wish you a Merry Xmas and at the same time thank you for your past patronage. If you favor us with
a call we are satisfied you will feel amply repaid for your trouble.
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Will Open on Wednesday,
Jan. 3, 1000.
BOOKKEEPING,
SHORTHAND,
TYPEWRITING.
Tlio leading features.  Intending students
mu}' register ut once.
TllK COMMERCIAL DEPARTMENT will
lie unilci- tlio control of M, L,. Haitruy, a
leeoher of oiKhl-en years' experience.
TIIK BHORTHAND AND TYPEWRITING
IIBPARTMENT will be conduced by MIhs
B, E. Morrill, lute of "The Expositor" stuff.
Hniiill'ord.
Victoria Street, near City Hull.
RATTRAY & MERRILL.
I BUY ANYTHING
Krom a steam boat
to a baby's rattle.
Everything bas a
value at my store.
PROSSER,
Ward St., Bet. Baker and Victoria.
St. Leon
Water
GENERALS AT THE FRONT.
Is an Experiment that
has been proven to pos
sess high medicinal values, is also properly
AERATED
and Bottled
HANKERS AND BROKERS.
(1E0.SKALLER&C0.
tCONSOL, STOCK BXCHANO.BBL.DCi.
60-62 Brodway,   New York
LOTS OF MONEY
can bo mado through speculation will, deposit
of (30 (Ml [thirty dollars] upward [or 8 per cent.
mnrglD upward) on Slock ExohnngO,
Tlie meal est fort lines have been made through
v,.i" illations in stocks, Wheat or Cotton,
NOTICE TOJDREDITORS.
In the matter at the "Uompantoe Winding Up
Act. 18U8," and in tho matter of the "Nolson
Poorman Gold Mining Company, Limited," in
liquidation.
Notice ib hereby given Hint at nn extraordinary general meeting of tlio Nelson I'ooiiiui
Gold Minim: Company, Limited, ln-ld November lTlli, 1SJ8, duly convened, a special resolution rcuuii'itiK tlio suiil company to b-, wound
up was duly passed; which resoluilnn at a sub
sequent oxtiaoi'dinoi'y general meeting of tlio
said company, also dub convened, anilheld on
l)i.comber ith, 1899, was duly confirmed.
Acrooh*a>it mentioned mooting the appointments ol William Murray llotuford of the Oily
of Vancouver Province of Bi-it'sh Columbia,
ns liquidator and Charles C. Hennett of tbo
same place as Inspector, for tho purposes of tho
\\'lading up were cnntlrmod.
Notice Is alsoglven Ipu'siiunt to "C'ompaiiies
Winding Up Ait. 1KU8" raotioi* 10), thai tho
t'rcililiirs of nud oihei's hnving claims upon thu
said company, ure required on or before the llli h
dny of January, A. II., 1900 to send thoir naini's
uml addresses, tho particular*,ni ihelrdchis or
chums nnil the natii'-o of tliosecui'llios, if any,
held by then) to Wtillnm Murray BoUfora,
Meii'liiinis' Hank nf Halifax, Vancouver, 1). 0.,
llie llqiililninr or the said company.
Notion la further given that after such last
mentioned dale tho said liquidator will proceed
lodhitrlbuto tlie assets of the snid company
among tho parlies entitled thereto, having ro>
Ki'iil only In tho claims of which be shall llien
nave noilco.
Dated Bi Vancouver, 11. C, Dee. lilh, 18U!I.
08BORN8) PtUNKETT,
Maokinnon Building, 0 ran ville sireet, Van-
eouver, B. U.
Sollcllor foi I lie said Liquidator.
, siiariiholdi-rH In the sihl onmpany are re-
qiiesied to foi'ihwiih forward tnelr share cor-
ilili'iites io tbe said liquidator In order that the
disirlhutlon acenrlng tliorcon may bo speedily
adjusted.
Brief Sketches of Officers Now in
Command in South Africa.
Lienten.iut-Geueval Sir Charles
Warren, G. C. M. G., K. C. B., Royal
Engineer, lately Commanding the
Thames District,and who has been appointed to command the 5th Division
of the Forces in South Africa under
General Sir Renvois Buller, V. C, G.
U. B., K. C. M. G,, has forty two
years' Borvice to his oredit. He entered the army in Deoember, 1857; became Captain October, 18UH; Major,
April, 1878; Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel, November, 1878; Lieutenant-Colonel, October, 1884; Colonel. April,
1885; Major-General, February, 1894
He served during the suppression i f
the Kaffir outbreak in 1877���8, with
local rank of Lieutenant-Colonel, in
command of the Diamond Fields ilorse
and took part in several actions (Brevet of Lieutenant-Colonel). Commanded part of the Griqualand West, Field
Force, In the Griqua rising in 1878,
including numerous engagements and
skirmishes with the natives (Roveral
times mentioned in dispatches; commended in the Governor's dispatches
for "energy, ability, and resource displayed under most trying circuni-
etaiicos," modal with clasp ) Served
in ooinmund of an expedition into
Arabia Pettea; dinpatched during tho
Egyptian war of I88i) for the purpose
of hriiigiug to justice the murderers of
Professor Palmer and his party (K. 0.
M. G., modal, llrd cIuhs of the Med-
jidic, and Khedive's Star.) Com-
limiidcil the forces in the Bechuanalanil
expedition in 1884-80 (('. C. M. (4.)
With such a record of service in South
Africa, the marvel in that Sir Charles
Warren was not sooner selected for employment. Truly, the ways of the
War Officii are wonderful.
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Information  and  market lel.ler free of
Usual commissions charged for executing
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linn,lsqiKil.nlions furnished on application for
pun huso, snlo or exohange,
Atlantic S, S. Lines
From Portland, Me.
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Allan Line "Laurontlan" ,'an. n
liii!iiinl"ii Lino "Cainbroiniin" Doc. 80
liiiiuiiiiiiii Lino "Vancouver" Inn. Ill
Krom Now York
Whito Star Lino "Toutpn'o" Dec. 27
North Gorman Lloyd "Smile" Inn.  2
American Lino "8c. Paul    Dee. 21
While Slur Line "Cymric"  ...Jan,  :i
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IM-sages arranged to and from nil Kiirnpoan
polnls, Kor rates, tickets and full liifcrtmitlon
aoi'lrtoO.P. ft,depotagent or 0 K. Heasiey,
City I'ossongoi Agent, Nolson, II.I
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ii.��� ii-i.l AwntsC 1'. IU OOicos  Winnipeg
NO TICK Is hereby given that application
will be niiule to the Legislative Assem
! Liy of tho Province ot<**iltiiui Columbia, at lis
I next mission; for 1111 Act to Incorporate a Com
I pany with power to construct, build, equip and
I Operate tramways in the Districts nf Kootenny
. mid Yale, in tho Province of nrlt.luli Colynibht;
1 to run and operate such Iramways by electric,
slcam in- oilier power, as may be mo-l cctmnml-
: cal or convonlcnl; tu erect and oparaio  tela-
giapli and telephone lines tu and hoiweon all
: theclll'-s, towns, villages and seUh'ineiils in
I said Districts of Koolen iy and Yale, with pow-
' er to connect with other lines that may operate
: in or outsido of such district-.; to supply ulec-
I trie, steam, nlr, water oro her power 10 Other
coi'iiorat ens,   manufactories   or  Individual-;
to supply Ugh 1 to other corporation!, manufao-
toiics or iiiillvldunls; to acquire and hold water rights for the purpose of generating power.
Whether for their own use or the use of oilier
corporation*,  n anntaotoriea, or individuals
to furnish mid supply water to other corpora-
I tjons, manufactories or Individuals In said Districts; tu acquire and hold land. Umbel', rights,
rights of way and other proporl y and easements,
for lhe purposes ot the Compiiiy, wilh all necessary powers iu thut behalf; to ncqiliie all tho
' assets, fruuchlsoH, privilenes and business of tlie
! iNi-isoii icieciric1 Tramway Company, Limited;
, In inquire all Ihe assets, franchises, piivlligi s
' anil business of tlie Itosslaiid anil Mililiie Menu-
liniii iciei'iiic Hallway Company, Limited; to
receive iiid.ellhcr hy way of bonus or Other-
wise, from any municipality in suui Districts of
Kootenay or Yule; lo obtain exemption from
taxation anil Other privileges fron. any iiiuillel-
palily III said District-, of ivoolenny and Yale,
mid ail other usual, necessary 01' incidental
powers and privileges as may bo necessary or
I incident tloroonduotivoto the ailaliiment of
the above objects, or any of thom.
Dated at the City of Nelson Ibis 1st day of
December. A, D��� ISIKI.
.MACDONALD Sc JOHN8QN,
So/tcllon for tk. Applicant!,
The (Joiniunndur of tho Dili Brigade
of tho 6th Division is local Major-Gen-
urul Kdward Hubert Prevost Woodgate,
0, B., at present commanding a Herd
mental District. He entered the service in April, 18115; became I.ioutcn-
nut in .Inly, 180(1; Captain, Maroh
187!!; Major, November 1871); Lieutenant-Colonel, .Line, 1808; and Colonel
June, 181)7 Ho pervert with the 4th
Regiment throughout the Abyssinian
Campaign, and was piesent at tho ac
tion nf Aiogee and ciiptnro of Magdaln
(nieial); accompanied Hir Gurnet
Wolseley to tho Gold Coast in Sep<em
her, 18711, on speoisl service; and served throughout the Aahanti War of
18711-74, inclnding the action of Kosa-
man, repulse of the Ashimti army at
Arbru-Krnmpa during the 5th and (Ith
of November, 1878 (in command of
tho Kossoos); reconnaissance in force
of the 8th nnd 12th of November, and
battle of Amo'iful (mentioned in despatches, medal with clasp). Served
in the Zulu Wat, 1870, and was present at the engiiuomoiits at Kiimbulu
(mentioned in dispatches) and Uluiidi
(mentioned in dispatches, bievot of
Mnjor, medal nnd clasp). General
Wootlgato is a Staff College man, and
an officer of groat promine.
peur without leaving a trace of their
whereabouts or thoir fate, yet the
Tenth Hussars once lost an entire
ttocp, under ciionmstauces alike tragic and mysterious. It was in Afghanistan, in the winter of 1879. Tbe night
waB pitch-dark and bitterly cold, nnd
the nieu mistook their road and tried
to ford the Kabul Kiver nt n point
where it was some ten or twelve feet
deep. The leading files were swept
away into the tnrbid current, hut tho
others followed like a flock of sheep,
until finally not a pian of them was
left. A wet and riderless horse, galloping wildly into tb�� camp twenty
miles distant, was the first and only
intimation of the disaster vouchsafed
to the rest of the regiment. Nor was
it uutil long afterward- that the
horrid troth was dimly guessed at.
Theu searoh was made, nnn forty-six
bodies, 11 that could -e found, were
laid reverently in one krge grave in
the cemetery at Jellalubad.
The evanescence of a British reei-
j ment is, of course, a serious matter;
j but how muoh more so is the disap
I peiirnnce of an entire British Army?
j It Reeuip almost an impossible eventn-
I iility. Yet this, or something very
like it, occurred after the Battle of
Altuau'/.a.in which engagement, bv the
way, we were badly worsted. The
wreck of onr forces, nnmbeiiiig in all
some four thousand men, attempted to
retreiit northwards. Bnt they were
uttetlv ignorant of the t pogrnphv of
the country, and soon lost their way
in the mountain fastness. Por a few
���lavs some semblance of discipline and
cohesion wes kept. Then the rations
ran shoit, and the men spread themselves abroad over tho land in search of
food. Very few of them ever saw
Kngland again. Somo were murdered
bv miii' il bands of Spanish guerillas,
hundreds died of starvation nnd exposure, while not a few settlod among tho
people of tho country, and their de-
cenrtants, so it is averred, can be found
there to this day.
Perhaps, hovtevor, tho most extraordinary instance of an nrmed force vanishing from off the feco of the earth,
never to return or bo heard of morn
is afforded by the mysterious fute of
the two thousand odd sepoys who, after ihe full of Delhi, fled northwards
with the notorious Nana Hahlb. Of
them,01 of their bloodthirsty leader nil
truce has been foetid from that day to
this. By some authorities they nr'
Supposed to havo found 1111 as'lnni
among the wild Chin tribes of Upper
Barman. Others assort that they entered Thibet, nnd lhat the remnant
were enlistd into n sort of personal
body guard by the Grand Lama. Bnt
the most generally received and proh-
iibly correot opinion is that they tried
to escape into Bcloochis an, hy way of
tbo Kol'in Puss, nnd were massacred by
the savage hill tribes who infest that
dangerous region. ��� Exchange.
QUESTION:
ANSWER:
What  shall   1  buy  for a Xmas Present?
Just go down to Kirkpatrick & Wilson's,
and you can find articles too numerous to
mention.
Our  Xmas  Stock  of Glassware, Crockery, etc., has been so well
bought that we now have, shelves heavily laden with Gills already put
away for the coming 25th of December, 1899.
Christmas Prices I    Goods must be sold!   Inspection solicited.
P. O. Box K and W.
Telephone io.
Baker Street
KIRKPATRICK   &   WILSON.
SMOKE "KOYAI, SKAL"  CIGARS.
VANISHED LEGIONS.
It, seems well nigh incredible  that a
body of well   armed   troops can disap-
THEVRI5 AT THE FRONT.
Three of Lord DulTerin's tons are
in Sonth Africa says Truth. Lord Ava
is shut up in Lidysmitb, and has already distinguished himself in fight
iug there.. Lord Frederick Blackwood
is in Natal with his real ment, tbe
Ninth Lancers, and Lord Basil Blackwood has gone ont "to wield the pen,
not the Bword.
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PALL SUITINGS
A full line of
Harris Homemade Tweeds
Prom Talbot Harris, Scotland
Fancy Fall Goods of
every description. Call
and inspect my stock.
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ELECTRIC SUPPLIES
Complete Electi ic Equipments for Electric Power  k   ^
mis-sion and lighting for ...ines,  towns,   etc     EleCtn
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CAUSES OF THE WAR.
: Whnt Led Up to it, mid What England
B soaped,
I The following is uu extiact from a
letter of 11 Dublin man who hnB beon
resident   in   Capetown for a connidei-
, nlilo time:
Carietown. ailth On'ober, 1809.
;    Yon  may   take  what I Bay as being
pretty correct, ne I have unrivalled op
portnnitiee of getting reliable Information,    There in not tlio  slightest dotilit
that   both   Sir   A.    Miluei    and   Mr
j Ohanibetlain have a masterly grasp of
i the situation out here, und that the re.
Imarkable utterance of the latter in th.i
House oi Commons to the   effect  thnt
I England had beeu saved  from   one  of
the most serious situations  she would
| ever have had to face, is the bate truth
and nothing else.
For years past such men as Steyn,
Kruger, and, I am forced to believe,
|others, have had before them as tho
ultimata goal to be attained���1
dream of a Republic Jof South Africa
! under Dutch influences, and they have
! secretly aud earnestly worked with
thin end in view.
The repeated trouble between the
Transvaal and England had at hist
been brought to a head by the latter,
and���I think foolishly���she hud staked
tiie entire i-sne at the Bloemfontein
Conference ou the ftauchise  question,
As you are aware, Kruger refused
the live years at the tini". ihough he
was ufterwardR prepared to oo so. with
such restrictions as made it absolutely
impraotionhle. You may remember
that during this stage of affaire, J.
Hofmeyr went up by special train to
Pretoria to urge npon Kruger the necessity of oti'eting the five years without any conditions, and 1 iielievo Kin-
ger saw the necessity nt doing so.
Howevor the Raad took things in tneir
o.vn hands, and the position resolved
itself into yielding, if ihey could not
count on the Free State backing them,
and refusing if they could.
Hofmeyr and, I believe, Kruger,
too, saw that war would mean the
ruin of all cherished ideas of a Dutch
Dominion of South Afiica. Unfortunately the Boors had so long been bolstered np the stories of their strength
and England's weakness that they generally believed they would be more
than a mutch for her, though
they would never have gone such
a length bnt for the Free State's
backing.
I, therefore, believe Steyn is the
ono who is really responsible for the
present state of things, for he is an enlightened aud traveled man, a graduate of Londou University, and a bar-
rister-atlaw, but he has become so in-
fluted with his own and his country s
importance that he has completely lost
his head.
Supposing the Transvaal had granted
the five yews' franchise what would
havo happened? They would at once
havo swamped the Uitlander vote by
the oieatiou of new country seats, und
things in a very short time would
have beon as bad ns ever.
Had the English demands beeu complied with, in tho course of a year or
two all extra Britisli troops would
havo been withdrawn. The Dutch
would then have only waited till
Britain was embroiled with some European Power, and with a forc.u of 10,-
000 men from the Transvaal would
have marched upon Capetown, and by
the time they reauhed here the force
wonld have swelled to SO,000 oi 100,-
000, Capetown and the Oolony would
havo been lost to the  British   Empire.
This, I believe, is what Mr. Chamberlain referred to, and which, thank
Hod, the suicidal action of the Transvaal has prevented becoming a reality.
AT NICHOLSON'S NEK.
Story of the Disaster "by a Private
Who Escaped.
A Newport (Mon. 1 correspondent tel-
egi'aphs'that Private Bigmore, of the
Tenth Mountain Battery, captured by
the Boers at Nicholson's Nek, who was
fortunate onough to make his escape,
writes as follows to his father at Newport, under date Ladysmith Camp,
November 1 :
"Last Sunday my battery along with
the Irish Fusileers and (Hosiers were
sent nn a night march through the enemy's linos to tako a position ready
for Monday morning ,o torn tho enemy's flank, in orner thut our main
army might cat di thom. Wo had not
ahnut two miles fiom tne position we
were supposed to take, when about one
thousand horsemen charged us. It
was pitch dark and they could have
been only about twenty yards off
when they charged. Everybodv of
oourse was taken unawares, aud there
was a proper panic We all blame ihe
guide for it, (or it must have been a!I
planned beforehand, because tbey
wero all ready waiting for us. I am
pleased to suy I am one of the lucky
ones to escape. After a very hard tight
for life 1 was struck by u rifle, und
lay in a hole until next morning
The tirst gnu that was Bred woke mu
up, miiy to Hnd two Irishmen who
were lighting for the Boers, shouting
nt me to fall iu between them, aud I
bad to do so. Thoy were only young
fellows ubout 17 years of age. They
took tho ouly bit ol bread olf me, and
one made nie carry bis ride, sn thnt
he eould eat with both bands The
other had his rifle iu one hand und
bread in the other, ano at lust 1 let
the fellow on ray left havo his rifle-
across his face and ho full, and the
other ran off as quickly as his legs
eould carry him. I ran about one hundred yards into the bed of B river, remaining there nil day. At night I
took my boots off, and under cover of
tho darkness crawled six miles on my
hands and knees through their lines. I
"Hum tn a large house, und Slept in
an outhouse until ulioul half-past foin,
when, hearing some trotting, I looked
out of the door, and saw some of the
18th Hussars. I put my hand np, and
Hiiit of them oaine to me. This wns
on Tuesday morniug, and I had been
Hince Sunday night without food or
water. While tolling the Hussars bow
we had been cut off, and while one
was giving me a biscuit from bis hnv-
ersaok, bnllots suddenly flew around
us in all directions The Hnsnsrs galloped awny and left me. After gallon
ing abont -KK) yards one of them returned. I was weak, but bv catching
hold of his stirrup be was aide to take
me to his outposts, where I gut water
and food. I wns hit three times, hut
am now all right. Over 100 of my battery missing."
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[ave you noticed our Window Display ?
We are in the Drug and Prescription
Business and have devoted oar attention
to extending our trade in this particular line,
but we have also made preparations for the
Holiday Trade, and a look around town convinces us that our display is second lo none in
taste and value of
Christmas Offerings
Dressing Cases in Ebony and other rare Woods,
Manicure Sets in Great Variety
TongletS and other Hair Dressing Necessities.
Mirrors nnd Toilet Articles in Endless  Yittielv.
Silver Mounted Purses, Lmest Styles
The very latest in Ladies' Hand Satchels.
Exquisite Tea Sets in China ami Japanese Ware.
French, English and American Perfumes, the rarest manufactured, sold in bulk or fancy bottles, Always a
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Christmas Gift ?
Foi' Medicinal or Domestic purposes, or to
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world and all therein look rosy, nothing
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BULLER'S REVERSE
iC'ontiiiucd From First Page'
ml tsquadrori. There are o'her prepsi-
nttcus o�� which ttie patriotic- newspapers have mado littlo mention und
which have had no prominence by
sv ��� ial request of the Government It
ia n fart for instance, that arrange-
ments have been made for calling out
iiii' Naval reserves and Coast Guard
In nan rveiy efflr-ient fighting ship in
the British Navy, and the oommnnd-
inp; offloers of all voluntetir regiments
have been warned that they may be
filled to enlois uu short notice. Some
of ibese commanders have in turn
n nfidentially warned their subordinate
iilli'-i rs, and so a good many peonle
have gained a knowledge of what is
cuing oil.
Commanding officers have also beau
requested to furnish an estimate of
the number of men who are likely to
volunteer for full military service.
The volunteer forces muster about two
hundred and twenty thousand men, in
addition to which there aro believed
to he fully a quarter of a million of
ni.'ii who have passed through the volunteer ranks, so called veterans,all under -10 years of age. It is estimated
that 171.1,1100 active volunteers and 80,-
une able-bodied veterans would respond
to a eall for full military service, and
ihey would furnish u force by no means
to I e despised. The German Kniperor
holds the opinion that three month's
training or the same period of active
swvice would make the British volunteer the equal cf any soldiers in the
world, and probably most military experts would agree wilh him.
Altogetlnr, there is warrant for the
statement that if apy European power
sbonjd attempt lo interfere in the
strni.'};le in Sonth Africa, England
would respond by mobilizing the entire
tlfi ! and calling out the volunteer
fore's, naval and military. As an experiment, this would he so deeply interesting that it is almost to be hoped
that needful provocation will lie given
by >omebody so that the worldj may
wilness the spectacle of the British
li��n in full bnttle arm v.
sioner and as tnere was no evidence be-
fore the court to' support the charge,
Judge Choqnette acquitted Mrs.
O'Neill. The civil actions were also
withdrawn aud tho seizures removed.
Mrs. O'Neill rejoices in the possession
of thi goodn and is once more at lib-
ertv.
Montreal, Dec. 16.���James Shearer
& Co. 'a big lumber piemlses on Shear-
<r Street, Point St. George, the western part of Montreal, near the Lachiue
Canal, was badly damaged by fire tonight. The fire started in the kiln
house where the lumber is dried and
spread to other parts of the premises.
The loss will be heavy.
MANITOBA POLITICS.
AN AMERICAN FANATIC.
Washington, D. C, Dec. Hi.���In the
llini.se of Representatives today Cnn-
giessmnn Lentil, of Ohio, (Dem.),
speaking on the financial bill now before the house, said :
"Wo nre in favor of re-nominating
William JeiiuiugH Bryan, and we will
put in u plank against trusts. We will
put in a plank against imperialism.
We will put in a plank against the
British Alliance���an alliance that is
now apparent. They are shooting
down liberty in South Africa, while
yon are shooting it down in the Philippines. If things are not inside-out,
how cau the Republican party stand
impotent and silent while England is
shooting to death a Republic iu South
Africa, whilo under tho military aud
Imperialistic powers that patronage
has delivered to the President. The
crime of crimes is being committer] un-
<lei the Stars and Stiipes. The President has said one faction of oue small
tribe resists our rule in the Orient,
Anyway, my friends, with an army
nnd on the way 76,000 men to subdue
one small faction of small tribes���an
army larger than Sherman needed to
march to the sea; an army larger
than Grnnt needed to take Vicksburg���
is now called into requisition and kept
there for nearly a year to snbdna one
small fraction ot ono small tribe Is
that a source of your prosperity? Is
yom beef trust that liiurdered 4,800,
while the Spaniards only killed 850���is
thnt the source of yonr prosperity'' You
will live to be ashamed of yonr record, '
Probable Composition of the New Conservative   Cabinet.
Winnipeg, Dec. 15.���The crushing
nature of the Conservative victory on
Thursday is now apparent. It is an
open secret that Hon. Colonel D. H.
McMillan, the Provincial Treasurer of
tho 3reenway Government, will
shortly bo appointed Lieutenant-Gov-
ertior'of the Province, and Mr. Greenway has ioiimated his preference for
the Senate, where he will be given
a seat. Their seats in the Legislature
will be easily taken by Mayor Andrews
and J. T. Gordon.
Of the 18 Liberals, three are French
and one Mennonite. The only men of
any ability left are R. H. Meyers and
C. J. Miokle, neither of whom have
ever been accused of anything more
weighty than an affable disposition.
Hespeler has hastened to declare himself an Independent Conservative, and
is the strongest candidate for the
Speaker s chair, for which he is eminently fitted. Speculations say Robin
will be Minister of Public Works and
Agriculture ; Mayor Garland, of Portage, Treasurer; Hugh John Macdonald,
Premier and Attorney-General; Mc-
limes, McEadden and possibly the veteran Johnston, of Turtle Mountain,
Ministers without portfolio.
Hon. R. Watson, at a public meeting last Tuesday evening, denied the
allegations, of Contractor Beamish.
in the matter of the Portage La Prairie
Court House, and challenged the Conservatives to take the case into court.
The challenge was accepted and a writ
issued tbe following day, so that all
evidence may be adduced under oath.
Proceedings are taken under the act
respecting the independence of Parlia
ment,and which provides for a penalty
of |3,000 a day during the pf.riod any
contract may coutiune, in which a
Minister of the Crown may be personally interested.
ter from De Aar. Writing of the departure of the Northumberland Fusileers fcr the front, he says: "At G
o'clock tne order to go was shouted,
'Tommy' didn't want to be iuside
'no' carriages. 'Let's bloomin' well
bo ontside,' slionted one. ns he buckled
on his cartridge belt. 'We'll see the
fun then.' And as many as conld
clambered ou the loadeo transport wagons, found comfortable perches for
their officers on top, and started, chipping those of their comrades who
found themselves doomed to ride in
ordinary closed compartments. Officers tiavelled with their men. When
campaigning therein no stowing them
away in first class carriages. They hit
it off well, too Tommy' pulls out a
pack of cards and' puts on a pipe; his
officer lights a cigar, and only wirns
���Tommy' to be careful not to let any
sparks blow on the fodder trucks.
'Right, sir;' says 'Tummy' cheerily
plunging his thumb into the bowl of
his pipe to show that there won't be
many sparks to go anywhere."
The World snys nearly all the soldiers in the Household 'Cavalry have
been starving themselves, and taking
every sort of remedy for reducing their
weight iu order that they might have
a chance of going out with the Composite Regiment. No man over II
stone is going, and they are taking
their smallest horses.
Mr. R. D. Waddell, of Glasgow, lias
offered to supply a ton of tobacco for
the use of the troops in South Africa.
Lord Lansdowne has accepted the gift
with "very many thanks," and the tobacco will be shipped ou an early
date.
MISCELLANEOUS
Advertisements Inserted under this head at,
the rat-of one cent a.word per insertion. No
advertisement taken forlesfi than 25 cents.
TO   LET���Nicely     furnished    room,
electric    light    and furnace heated.
Apnly  North   East   corner  Lake and
Cedar. tf
WANTED.���A good live agent to represent ns in this district for sale of
pipe and boiler coverings, etc., on
commission. Give references. Enrekn
Mineral Wool & Asbeston Co..Toronto
STEAMER LAUNCHED.
Hamburg, Dec. l(i. ���The new twin
screw steamship Potsdam built for tbe
Holland-Ameiicau line, was launched
here today. She will be ready for service May 1st next year.
ELKES IS CHAMPIONSHIP.
New York, Dec. Hi.���Harry Elkes,
of America, defeated Edonard Taylor,
of France, iu the hour paced international bicycle championship at Madison Square Garden tonight.
AN ECLIPSE OF THE MOON.
Geneva, N. Y., Dec. HI.-Dr. Wm.
Brooks, director of the Smith Observatory made observations of the eclipse
of the moon tonight. A large number
of photographs were made by Brooks
with a large telescope. The shadow
was reddish in color.
LOST.���Blank pocket book, containing
some money and  notes.    Return   to
Prosser's store for reward.   T. G. Nelson.
WANTED.���By young mau, a position
in store or  office.    First  class bookkeeper.    Apply, Miner Office.
FUR SALE���Tbe furnishings   .if   one
furnished room,   suitable   for  light
housekeeping.    Apply   Room 10,   over
Teetzels.
FuR SALE OR   RENT.-Six   roomed
House, modern conveniences.   Pleasant location.  Address P. (). Box 684.
NOTIOE.���Dr.    Stoddart,    dentist,   is
opening a dental  office   in   Room 8,
Turner Block, or.
TENDERS
Will be received un to December 3(1,
1899 for the sole privilege of advertising in the ears of this comnany. For
particulars apply at the oflice of the
Nelson Electric Tramwav Co., Macdonald Block. 7t.
To Contractors anfi Bnilflers
You cau save money by
buying your
Plate. Sheet and Ornamental
Glass from
*R. H. WILLIAMS, Nelson, Agent for
J.   W. MELLOR,
VICTORIA, B.O.
ANOTHER CTJNARDER.
London, Dec.   16. ���The   Cunard line
steamer   Saxonia was launched   today
at the Clyde yards.
MONTREAL NEWS.
Mi-
O'Neill  Acquitted on  a 'i'l'chni-
callity���Damaged by Fir*.
Montreal, (Joe., Dee, io. ��� A decision wns rendered todny in the ease of
Mr- H. .1. O'Neill, wife of II. ,1.
O'Neill, the former barley king of
Chicago, who was arrested here a few
weeks ago on a charge of defrauding
her creditors, including some of tho
largest linns in the United States, out
nl' many thousands of dollars worth of
goods, Judge Chonette, before whom
the preliminary heating was proceed
ing ruled that the evidence taken by
Judge Sicotte,the special commissioner
appointed to take the evidence of witnesses in the United States, could not
be admitted because the commissioner
had not given the proper notice to the
counsel on hot!] sides and because the
stenographers, who took the depositions
in the United Statos never certified to
the correctness of his notes under oath
as required by the Canadian criminal
code.
Tin court said it was its duty to sea
thai prisons charged with a crimitial
offence to Canada had a fair trial and
tlmt all the precautions required by
lnw had been complied with which
had not been dono by the commissioner. Under these circumstances he refused to admit the evidence. The lawyers renteseilting the proseontion said
that they were not, prepared to ask for
the  appointment of   another commis-
THE CURLERS MEET.
A meeting of tbe Nelson Curling
Club will bo held in tho Board of
Trade rooms nt 8 o'clock, Monday
evening. Skips and rinks will be chosen for the season All members are
expected to attend.
ROSSLAND ORE SHIPMENTS.
Rossland, Dec. Hi.���The total ore
ship ments fur the. week were 5, -170
tons, ranking thitd in the year so far.
Appended is a detailed Statement of
the ore shipments from the camp for
the week ending today, and the year
to dale :
Le Roi mine, for week 2,400 tons, for
year 00,977 tons; War Eagle, week 1,-
800, year 03,038; lion Mask, week 120,
year 6,876; Evening Star, year 1,088;
Deer Park, year 18; Centre Star, week
990, year 15,146; Columbia and Kootenny, year-Illl ; Virginia, year 100;
Mountain Trail, year, 20; I. X. L.,
year 75; Coxey, yonr 80; Monte Cristo,
week too, year 200. Total for week,
5,470 tons; for year, 170,718 tons.
WAR PARAGRAPHS.
Major W. R. P. Wallace, of tbe
Gloucestershire Regiment, who was
among the captives at Nicholsous's
Nek, has n nephew at Borlase School,
Marlow. One day when a form muster wns reading to his hoys a newspaper account of the capture of the ill-
fated column, and, when he oamo to
the mention of Major Wallace, the
thrilling narrative was interrupted bv
a gleeful exclamation from one of the
boys, "Theu my old undo is bagged
too."
A correspondent of the Morning
Leader sends by mail a descriptive let-
COAL!   COAL!
Great Reduction!
(ANTHRACITE)   $9.65   Per Toil
CROW'S _NKST$6il5   per   Ton
COAL
DELIVERED.
C.W.WEST & CO.
TELEFHON'E SS
Fraternity Hall
Cor Baker A Kiiolenny Kin.
can be rented for Concerts, Lectures.
Dances, Banquets and every kind of en
tertainment. Good ante-rooms, cloak
rooms, Kitchen nnd dining room fur-
���lisbed.    For term* apply
DR. B. O. ARTHUR  Citv
Parisian Hair Dressing
Parlors
Arc iiow open. A largo Assortment of Hair
G odn, Fnclnl TrnatmontN und Hair Tonic.
Ladies f-hould not bo without onr RoseCreatuG
Konm 1, Victoria Huiltliiitr.
Spokane Falls &
Northern R'v,
Nelson  de-  Fort
Sheppard R v
Red Mountain R'v.
FOR   SALE
CHEAP
10,000 Big- Horn treasury stock.
5,000 N'oohday-Curley stock, at
low prices for a few ilays.
See Annablb
Two  lots  for  sale,   close   in good
residence site.
See Annahle
House Furniture for 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
the fame man about his insurance and you often hnd he has
it placed with a fjreign 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.
We are showing a
First-Class Line of
22- ANNABLE
OPERA HOUSE
BLOCK.
FOR MACHINERY
WIRE ROPE AND ROPEWAYS
Jilnicrirri ;uul HVUidie tiystemo.
WATER TUBE BOILERS
Babcock and Wilcox, etc.
GAS and OIL   ENGINES,
FLEXIBLE METALLIC TUBINQ, etc.
J. O.T. CROFTS,
Apply to
 ���������������-���-   M.1.ME.
BEALKY BLOCK.   f-JFT Qi*YM     D    P
linker Street,        IN JjJjoUIN.   JD.  \J.
Or to Fergusson & CROPTs.Vancouver
ENGINEERS AND AGENTS.
ESTIMATES.    PLAN8.    REPORTS
.. L. POGUE...
���KOlt���
Harness and Saddlery
Tho lending shop. Large
-tock. Best Hsortcti stock
on I111111I. Harness, Collars ot best makes. Saddles, Blankets, Bells,
Whips, Brushes, Combs,
etc
Prices satisfactory.
ChII and see.
Cor. Ward and Baker
streets1.
The only all rail route without
change of cars between Nelson iud
Kusslaiiil and Spokane and Rossland
(DAILY.
Lv.   0.15a.ra. NELSON. Ar. 5.20 p.m.
Lv. 1125 a.m. RO.SSLAND Ar 3 00 \, 111.
Lv,   815 a.m. SPOKANE. Ar.6.16 p.m
Train that leaves Nelson at 9:15 11.i>
makes clone connections at Spokane tci
nil Coast Points.
Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary Creek, oonuect at Marcus with Stag'
Daily,
H. A. JACKSON, Q.P.&TA.
Spokane  Wash
G. K. TACKABURY,
Agent, Nelson, B. O
THE
Bank of
Britisli Columbia,
NELSON.
Is now prepared to issue
Drafts and Letters of Credit
on Skaguay, U.S., Atlin, B.
C., and Dawson City, Yukon
District.
Nelson Harness Shop
The largest stock
and greatest variety of Harness.Sad-
dles,Collars,Blankets, etc., kept in
the Kootenay. A
call always convinces.    Hall Street, Nelson.
J. M. LUDWIO.
GooKlno Stoves & Ranges
Which we are offerintAu
VERY  LOW  prices!
OALL AND INSPEOT uU ; STOCK.
VANCOUVER HARDWARE CO.
LIMITED,
IMPOBTJS1E8   OP
Shelf & Heavy Hardware,
Etc., Rtc, Etc.
PLUMBING and TINSMITH1NG
A SPECIALTY.
JVVV**-V*VVV->-*VVVV*'*'VV��^^
CHRISTMAS   HINTS
G.   B.   CHOCOLATES
Our stock is thu largest In the city.
CRYSTALLIZED   FRUIT
��� from  London,  KiiRlatitl,
LOWNEY'S   CHOCOLATES   AND   BON   BONS
from  New  York.
Fruit, Nuts of All Kinds, Toys for the Little Ones, at
PALACE   CONFECTIONERY. J. A. M'DONALD,
Corner Ward nnd   linker Stroctrf.
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AGAIN
We are before you with a Christinas Stock of Groceries, a stock
well worthy the inspection of any housekeeper, a stock we take a
great pleasure in showing you because the goods are good. We
have all the Latest, Newest, Freshest and Most Modern Goods
that money can buy and the Eastern houses can offer. Also
goods from France, Germany, Spain, England and New South
Wales.
Leave us your Christmas order and we will guarantee satisfaction.
Roquefort and Swiss Cheese now in stock.
M. DBS BRISAY & CO.
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Merchants' Bank of Halifax.
Incorporated 1869.
Capital Authorized   -   -   -   -   $2,ooo,ooo
Capital Paid Up, $1,500,000, Reserve, $l,25o,ooo.
Head Office: Halifax, Nova Scotia.
(ienetal Banking Business   ransacted; Sterling: Bills of Exchange Bought
and Sold, Letters of Credit, lite, Negotiated.
Accounts received on the most favorable terniB.   Interest allowed on specim
deposits and ou Saving Bank accounts.
BRANCHES IN BRITI8H COLUMBIA.
Atlin, Bennett, Grand Forks, Nanaimo, Nelson, Rossland, Vancouver, Vancouver East End, Victoria, Ymir.
Geo. Kydd, Manager, Nelson, B.C.
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Nelson Employment Agencv
WANTED.
Twenty Laborers.    Onok. Two Qirln
for Housework.    Three Waitresses.
Yoiihr Girl Wants Situation.
CONTRACTS JAK^^O^DIAMONn
J. H. LOVE, Ao't     Baker V
SPECIAL SALE
IN MILLINERY
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Mrs.   McLaughlin's
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SMOKE "ROYAL SEAL"   CIGARS
West Kootenay Butcher Co.
ALL   KINDS   OK
Fresh   and   Salted   Meats
WHOLESALE  AND RETAIL
Fish and Poultry in Season
E.   C.   TRAVES.   Manager.
Baker Street, Nelson.
Orders by mail receive careful and prompt attention.
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