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Daily Edition No. 601.
Nelson,  British Columbia,  Saturday,  December 16,  1899.
Tenth Year
GENERAL BULLER
MEETS fl REVERSE
Foiled in His Attempt to Get His Forces
Across Tugela River
tlie discussion of if was referred to the
militarj committee.
Lonil 11. l).c III���(12158 a, m.j ���
Genera] Huller wns attempting tocioss
the Tim, in Hii-rr. Finding it impos-
Bible to elTent his i.bjeot he   ordered   a
MOWS FKOM THE COAST
Supposed Murderer Demi���Tlie Provin
cial Gazette.
Viotoria,   H.    ii.,   Dec     in.���Tlie
denib 0 vurrfld nt   the Provincial   Jail
.vesterdny of Daniel McDonald Gordon.
retirement in order to avoid  further Ipopularly known abont   town ns Ber-
TEN GUNS ABANDONED AND ONE LOST
Heavy Rifle Fire of the Boers Killed the Horses and Many
Artillery    Men.-Army     Retreated.-The
feeling in London.
losses.    Ho le't eleven puns behind.
New York, Die. 15. ���A Washington
dispnteh to the Sun snys the Boer
Government hns thus fnr entirely ignored the representations of tbe United
States, which amounted to a virtual
protest ngainst tho ruling that Mr.
Macro m, United Stnles Consul nt Pretoria, ns representative of British interests during the wnr, would not be
permitted to perform friendly services to the Brtish prisoners in the
Transvaal, Stanley Holris, United
States Consul nt Lorenzo Marquez, who
is taking charge of the Pretoria Consul te pending the arrival of Adelbert
S. Hav, will press vigorously foi a re-
versa 1 of tbe ruling.
London, Dee. 16.-4:80 a. m).���The
news of Genera) Buller's reverse wns
received an lute thnt morning news papers comments are confined to perfunctory expression of extreme regret and
disappointment and of the neetessity
calmness nnd redoubled efforts to retrieve the posiiinu. The latest chock
is regarded as the must serious event
in Great Britain's military history
since tbe Indian Mutiny.
The Standard says : "General Bel-
lei's dispute!] is deplorable reading. Il
is the now familiar story of concealed
Boers nnd i f Kri I ish   troops   inarching
Loudon, Den. Hi. ���il n. in.)���The
following is the text of General Buller's dispnteh announcing his reverse:
"Buller to Lansdowne.��� Ohieveley
Camp, Dec. IB.��� (Ci:2(l p. in.) ���I regret ��to report a s rious reverse. I
moved in full strength from our oamp
mar Cbieveley at 4 o'clock this morning, 'i'heie are two fordahle places in
iho Tugela Kiver and it was my intention to force a passage through one of
them, They are about two miles apart.
My intention was to force ono or the
other with one brigade, supported
by a   central   brigade.    General   Hart
greatoi revenues   If it   la to keep  pace
With modern educational rieveopments
He expressed the hope tbat   the   Province would give praotioal help towards
I increasing the il mo   as well   as   the
I endowment.
Washington, Dec. 15.���Mr. Macruni, U. S. Consul at Pretoria hns
caldo tbo State Department lb.it the
Trans van 1 Government bas informed
him that, full reports will be given
through the War Ofrlco of the Repub-
1 c of tbe nntnes and condition of the
Briti��h prisoners when asked for hy
the British authorities. Mr. Macruni
has secured the release of tbe British
snbjsct Robertson, a civilian who has
heen arrested hy the Boers and confined at Pretoria on the charge of being a
spy, on condition thai he leave the
country at once and remain out of   it.
up blindly almost to   tbe very muz/.li's r was to attack the letf.    General   Hilri-
of the eneniv's rifles It cannot be
doubtod tbat the moral effeot will be tn
aggravate our difficulties over the
vi bole field of operations. The country
bas discovered with annoyance nnd
Burprlse that subduing Boer farmers is
about tbe hardest work we. have ent- r-
ed upon since the Indian Mutiny. Tho
commandants have sdiown themselves
able io give out gem nils useful but expensive lfssons in modern tactics."
The Times says: "Since the days of
the Indian Mutiny the nation has net
been confronted with sue!-, painful
news. Plainly General Buller's" advance is paralyzed for Ihe moment ns
completely as Lord Methuen's nnd
General Gatacre's "
The depression over the defeat of
Great. Britain's trusted and idolized
commander is all the greater, as, during the last 48 boms, there have been
reports of Ihe relief of Ladysmith.
Yesterday the Wnr Office allowed it to
b�� understood that the position of
affairs in Natal was entirely satisfactory. The reaction is all tbo more pronounced on this account. The gloomy
information oanve too late to reach the
clubs nnd only a few journalists and
stragglers were waiting at tbe War
Oflice.
It   bas   hardly
yard the right ford nud Geueral Lyttle
ton was to attack the centre and to
siipuoit either. Early in the dny I
saw General Hart would not be able
to force a pn sago nnd I directed lii:n
In withdraw. He bad, however, at-,
tucked with groat gallantry and his
leading battalion, tho Oonniiuglit Hungers I fonr, suffered a great deal. Col
one! 1 Q, Brooke was seriously
wounded.
"I ihen ordered Geneial Hildvard to
advance, which he did,and his leading
regiment, the Bast Surrey, occupied
Oolenso station nud the houses near
the. biidge. At that moment I beard
tbat ti.e whole artillery I hnd sent io
support the attack, the 14th and ti Ith
field batteries and six naval 13-pound
er quick-firers under Colonel Long,had
advanced close to the river in L'nig's
desire to be within effective range.
It proved to bo full of the enemy, who
suddenly opened a galling fire at close
range, killing all their horses, and the
gunners were compelled to stand to
their guns. Some of the wagon teams
got shelter for tho troops in a doina
and desperate efforts were made to
bring out tbe field guus. Tbe lire,
however, was too severe, and only two
were saved by   Captain   Sohofiold   aud
London, Dec. IB ���The list of casualties among the uoti-oommissioued officers nnd men in the fight at Magersfontein, just, issued, shows no killed,
863 wounded (31 severely) and 7(1 missing. This, however, is apparently
not a complete lisr..
A LIE NAILED.
Wnterford, Ireland, Dec. 15.���The
story printed in the Freeman's Journal
to the effect lhat the reserves of tbe
Royal Irish Regiment while embarking, on their way to South Africa at
ibis port   Wednesday,   singing  "Got?
geaut Gordon Irom the fnct that ho
claimed to have beon a non-commissioned olllcer nt one time in the 08rd
Sutherland Highlanders.
Gordon was sentenced to two months
imprisonment a few weeks ago for
the theft of a tobacco pipe, which he
claimed to have recovered in his capacity as a private detective. Thn oause
of death was a severe hemorrhage which
seized him in the afternoon, and from
which he died about half au hour
later.
Superintendent Hussey hurried out
to the jail upon being notified of Gordon' 's condition and endeavored to so-
cure from him a statement, but be wns
then too fnr gone to give ono, although
he seemed mix ions to talk.
The solicitude of the police officer
for a statement was due to a vory distinct impression among the police officers that the man knew more than he
oared to tell about tho murder of tho
late Mrs. Bings. A few days after
that event he proffered his services to
the pnlice engaged on the case, as a
private detective, and while they were
working upon it he haunted the police heudqurters, It was he who finally led the detectives to the spot
where the missing skirt was found,
and which be claimed to have discovered there. This seomed to them peculiar in face of tho fact that tbeir
own diligent search of the adjacent
oouutry had failed to discover tbe
presence of the garment. The detectives afterwards mado a search of bis
cabin an found under his bed a mini
ber of filthy garments in a tub of water, hut they were so filthy and had
hoen in tbe water so long that it, was
impossible to learn anything from
ihem.
A lady residing in Victoria west was
accosted near the scene of the murder
about fifteen minutes before its occurrence hy a man answering Gordon's
description, and as be had exhibited
evidence of mental perversion on tbo
Bubject  of   women    the    police   have
Apprehension is Roused in
the United States-
Montreal, Que., Dec 15.���Tbe cave
ngainst Lonileox, cashlei ot the Ville
Merle Banque, on the new charge of
embezzling (173,0)0 was postponed to
Thursday, Deo, 31, owing to tic illness of one   of   the   counsel M.   V.    .1.
Qninn, Q, (.'.. M. P.
FENIAN RAID MEDALS,
Decorations  to   be Distributed   at LaBt
Manito     Elect'ons-���General
Canadian News-
Montreal, Deo. IB.���The Board of
Trade Council today adopted a resolution unanimously approving of the
('oncers' elevator sobetue, This is a
slap in the face foi the Cum Exchange,
a body connected with the hoard,
which has buen lightiug the scheme
toolh and nail.
THE POPE'S SPEECH.
Save Ireland" cheered  tbo  Boers  and
President Kruger and -brew their rifles I ^.j. suflt,Pc(0(i -,-_.   of * oonneotion
into the river, is   absolutely   uufound
ed. Nothing whatever occurred among
the men beyond the pathetic leave talc
ings which were witnessed at all similar embarkations,
been   lenllzed   until   some drivers, whoso names I will   fnr-
of the j uisli.    Another    most gallant   attempt
with three teams was made by nn
Virtually nothing bad been ii
leak  through   regarding   his prepara
d   natientlv   drivers were wounded, I would not al
A RADICAL VIEW.
Berlin, Dec. 15.���In the Reichstag
voday during the debate ou the budget
estimates, Herr Eugene Richter, Radical leader, commenting ou the Emperor's Hamburg speech, defended the
House from the reproach of peisistently
refusing to increase the uavy. "If,
however," bo proceeded, "the Bun-
desratb is reduced to the position of a
body of men whose sole purpose is to
register tho supreme will, then the
Reichstag must revert to the demand
lor tne institution of a responsible
ministry.
now, even utter the   experience   ..
week, thnt General Buller could   fail. ] with three teams was marie by an  offl-
allowed to oer whose name I  will obtain,   Uf tho
: IK horses, 18 were killed and as several
patiently
tions, but the publio waited
ill tbe eonfitlint belief Hint he wastnk
ing   suoh   time   nnd    precautions  ���
low another attempt, as it seemed that
they would he a shell mark. Rather
would eiisnr�� success. No independent than Banrlflre life to a gallant attempt
reports of the engagement have yet. to force thi passage unsupported hy
been allowed to come through, but artillery. 1 directed the troops to wilh-
Geuernl Buller's own dispatch tells I draw which tbey did in good order
the snd tale iu sufficient outline to "Throughout tbe day, a considerable
show that the Britisli bave been en- fotoe of tbe enemy wa- pressing nn
trapped again by the astute Boers. It my right Hank, lint was kept hues bv
was not anticipated that Geueral Bul-! mounted men under Lord Dundonald
ler would, make a frontal attack but no , and part if General Barton's brigade,
criticisms of his movements nre made. The day was intensely hot and trying
Binop apparently he suffered n repulse no I hi troops whose conduct was excel-
He did noi nush lent We have abandoned it) guns
h st by shell fire one. The
(���eiur.il   Unit's   brigade  nre
and
l.isses iu
I   fear,
heavy, although tlie proportion of sc-
veieiv vonnded is not large. Tbe 14th
and liil'li field latteiies also suffired so-
'.cielo-ses. We have loured to onr
camn at Obieveley. "
rather than a defeat,
tbe aitack home but broke it off it: the
middle so us to   save a useless saciilicr
of life.
It is expected that lm will renow the
attack shortly.
Immediately on receiving the  news.
the Wnr Office decided to mobilize still
another   riivi-ion   and   to reduce   the
lessee of artillery.    The   necessary   reinforcements   will   be   hurried off   as
speedily   as   possible    Fifteen   Hans
purts are due to nrrivo at Capetown be
twoen   Deoemner   1
witb about 15,000 troops   of   ul arms
but unless General Bailor is able tor;
tew tho aitack, which  is  exme
doubtful, the British general W}MIl~ne
compelled  for  another   fortnight  or
more to remain practically on tbe   defensive,   Tbo latest dispatches Indicate
the  continued bombardment of  Ladysmith, which position is now | crilmis.     ...���,,..���  ,
u���,wf Charles tnge of tha tirst opportunity to show   "
Mrijor General Sir  Herbert Charles   age u        ^^.^     towwflg     ���,���
has hi en appointed to com-  IrienfllJ
Austin, Texas,  Dec.  15.���The representatives of  the   British Government
have received Instructions to  purchase
1000 more good inn Ies,    The ^shipment
nud   January   8 of a,000 mules from   Kanin County
South Africa by way of
.began today.
to
New   Orleans
THE MOLINEUX TRIAL.
New York, Dec. IS ���At four o'clock
ibis afternoon when the trial of Roland B. Molineux tor the killing nf
Mrs,Katharine ,1. Adams, was adjourned until Monday morning, Kingsley,
the lined writing expert, wus still ou
the witness stand, undergoing a severe cross-examination at the hands of
Mr. Weeks, tbe attorney for the
fence.
Washington, D. O., Dec. 15.���From
two of its consular officers, Consul
General Turner at Ottawa and Commercial Agent Shotts, at Sault Ste
Marie, the State Department has re.
ceived notice of intended action by the
Canadian Government to prevent the
exportation of nickel ores and nickel
matte, which they say, will have most
important and disastrous resulrs on the,
nickel mining industry in the United
States. Incidentally the canso of the
largo consumption of nickel by the
United States Government in the manufacture of armor plate, the price of
the material will be unfavorably
affec'ori, and tbo refining industry uow
confined to the United States, will bo
seriously Injured. Tbo expressed purpose of tho Canadian order is to compel tbe reduction of tbe ores nnd the
refining of the nickel to be done entirely m Canada,
Complains He Was Not Represented at
Tho Peace Conference.
Rome, Dec. 15.���The text nl the
Pope's allocution at yesterday's Consistory is published today. He fluid he
could have wished that the church
enjoyed her former liberty iu Rome
and that she might thus have been enabled to celebrate publicly the contemplated ceremonies wiih the solemn usages of by gone years. Tbo Pope theu
referred to the fact that the Vatican
was uot invited t.i send a lepresentn-
tive to tbe Peace Congress at The
Hague, au omission which, he said,
"hnd been censored by impartial
judges."
"Tho holy seo had desired a place in
that conference," continued the Pontiff.
"One voice bad obstinately opposed
itself to this desire anil had gained the
point. It was the voice of those who,
with the conquest of Hone, lud deprived tho Pope of Ins powers."
TWO MONTBEALERS.
Has
Diiap'
de-
HARVARD WON.
Cambridge, Mass., Dec. 15. ���Harvard won from Princeton University
lonight in the annual debating meet,.
tug, The question was "Resolved,
that England's elaims In the present
controversy with the South Africau
Itepuhlic   are   justifiable."      Harvard
took the affirmative and Princeton the
negative,
MEAT PACKERS ASSIGN.
Boston, Deo. IB.���Job a P. Squire ic
Co., nnd allied companies, engaged in
the meat and provision packing business assigned todav, with liabilities
at 18,000,000 and assets at |fi,000,000.
The business will he cniried on by the
assignee.
with tbe horrible crime.
Tbe Official Gazette today contains
notice of tiie following Provincial appointments: John E. Hooson, of Rossland, to be notion Registrar of the
County Court of Kootenay, holden at
Rossland, during the absence of A. R.
Townsend, Registrar. "Alt do Rupe
Taylor, of Ladner, to be a Detmty
within the municipality of Delta,
nnd District Reigstrar of Births, Marriages and Deaths, Hugh B. Cannon,
Grand Forks, to be a member of the
Board of Licensing Commissioners,
vice Jeff Davis, Robert T. Graham,
of Lillooet, Commissioner of East Lil-
looet, License District, vice W, Livingstone. Fred Billings, of Vernon,
to be a member of the Board of Licensing Commissioners and Commissioner
of Police for the said city.
To be Justices of tho Peace, John
R. Ferguson, Midway; James K.
Stracban, Nelson ; Ludwig Wurzburg,
Vancouver.
The following companies aro incorporated : American Corporation of
Rossland, oapital $800,000; Revelstoke
Rink Co.. of Revelstoke, capital fl,-
000; Factolus Gold Mines, of Nelson,
capital $ 1,500,01)0: tho Hangwakeisi
Concession Co.,of London, Eng., capital $4,(100. Local office Vancouver,
W. J. Bewser and J. J. Godfrey, attorneys, and the No. 7 Milling ('om-
uany ot New York, capital 11,000,000,
local offlco, Anaconda, and Fred
Setter, attorney, are registered extra
provincial companies
Montreal, Dec. 15. -A. V Weir
P. P., Liberal member for Argenteuil
Conn y addressing the members ot
tbo Montreal Reform Olnb, last night,
urged tbo necessity of the Liberals rallying themselves in order to achieve
success at tbo coming general elec
tions.
Ottawa, Ont., Dec 15.���Tbe supply
of ribbon to be worn witb the Fenian
Raid and Red River meduls which
has been keeping bacg tbeir distribn
tion, bus beon shipped from the War
Office today. It is expected that the
distribution will therefore take place
within two weeks.
One Dead ami tin   uther
feared.
Montreal, Dec.    15.���News   was   received   hero   today   from   Havana an-
,    I nouncing the death of Captain Thomas
[Hay    bi"   ,.,    sua    oi  John   James
Browne, n well   known   architect formerly oonneobtd the witn  Royal Scots
of this city,   which occurred yesterday
from yellow fever.    The   deceased was
engineer of the   Havana Electric Bail-
way Oo,
Oseiir Ganriet, III years old, a well
known lawyer of this city, has disappeared leaving paner behind him. it is
said, in the extent of about 180,000
endorsed by his confides. It is
thought bn may be the victim who
jumped from Victoria bridge on Sunday night.
AFRICAN LIQUOR TRADE.
Herkimer, N. Y., Doc.
torriay s   session     of   Hi
County Board of   Supervisors,    Supervisor Max Miller   introduced a resolution culling upon the   National Legislature ami   Executive
COMMITTED SUICIDE.
Baltimore, Md., Dec. 15.-Henry C,
Lundis,   Secretary   of   the   Bonrd   of
Herkimer j Trade and one of   the most prominent
insurance men  of the city "ommitttd
suicide today.
15.-At   yes-
tn   lake ailvan-
Clierinsirii
LORD APPOINTED.
Washington,   Dec.   14.���The   Senate
today
confirmed
disposition     towards     the [ today   crinlirmeo   tbo    nomination   of
little ex-1 William P. Lord, of Oregon, to be   U.
'1 his caused   no
n.auri the 14th brigade iu the   seventh J Boer:^       '    tb<J' ���Dpe���isor8, -_-* |s, Minister to the Argentine Republio.
division.
Washington, Dec. IS,���Tbe President
hns forwarded to the Senate tbe text
of a convent ion signed   at Brussels   ou
June st li last by representatives of
Germany, Belgium, Spain, ihe Congo,
France, Groat Britain, Italy, the
Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Sweden and Norway und Turkey, for tbe
regulation of tiie Importation of spirituous liquois into Central Africa.
Quebec, Dec. 15. ���Mr. do Montigny,
protbonary of tbo District of Tern1
bonne, died this morning at the residence of bis son-in-law,   Mr   Belleau
of this city, aged lit years. He was n
brother of the late Recorder de Montigny, of Montreal.
Toronto, OM., Dec. 15.���The funeral of the late Sir George A. Kirkpat
rick takes place this evening to the
Union depot, froui whence it will be
tuken to Kingston for interment.
Among the prominent personages attending the funeral will be thi Hon.
Sir Richard Cartwright, representing
the Dominion Government, Sir William Van Home, T.   G     Shauglinessy,
chairman and president, respectively,
of the Canadian Pacific Railway and
many others.
Ottawa, Ont., Dec. 15.���Hon. J. R.
Latchford, Commissioner of Public
Wnrkn, Ontario, was bsnqnetted by
friends 1 .st night. About two hundred nnd fifty person", were present i
comprising bolb policial mities.
WHY M'NISH WAS BEATEN
His Followers Did Not Wish to Condone Former Outrages.
Ottawa, Ont., Dec. 14.���A Liberal
from West Elgin,who came to the oity
ynst-rday, and who prefers t" have his
name not mentioned, lays that the defeat of McNish. Liberal candidate in
that constituency, was anticipated for
some days owing to Ihe attitude of his
own   followers   who   did   not want to
condone  the  murages committed at a
previous  election  by   supporting the
same candidate on   this occasion.
GOING TO TRANSVAAL.
London, Deo. 15.���Webster Davis,
Assistant Secretary of the Departmet
of Interior, at Washington, sails for
Capetown tomorrow. He expects to
visit the Transvaal.
EDDIE CONNELLY WINS.
Now Y'ork, Doc. 15.���Eddie Connelly
of St. John, N. B., was given the decision over Kid MnPartland, of New
York, aftei 25-munds of fighting at the
Hroadway Athletic Cleb tonight.
Toronto. Ont., Doc. IB.���Word h.is
boon reoeived iu tho city that Robert
Buchanan, formerly of the 4*-'th Hiah-
landers, fell in the charge of the Gordon Highlanders nt Elands Laagte,
along with three of his relatives      His
uncle. Captain Bnohnin.ti, was in command of the company in which he
served. Two sons of Captain Buchanan were ulso iu the company, ull of
whom, along with the former Tomn-
tcnian, fell nt the snme battle.
Dauphin,Man.. Dec. 18.��� Bight lKills
gives Burrows, (Liberal) 200 major
ity.    Gimli,    Man ,     Dec.     15.���Five
polls give Bnld.vinson, (Conservative)
511 majority.    l<'inals will not be in be.
fore tomorrow iu both   OODStituenoii -
TORONTO   PAPERS.
Toronto, Dec. 15.���J.    E.    Atkinson,
managing editor of the Montreal Herald
and formerly connected with the
Globs hns purnbased the Toronto Evoning star on behalf nt a strong company nf which he is head The paper
will ho devoted lo the interests of the
Liberal party, there being practically
no straight Liberal evening paper in
the pity,
DEAF MUTES I SCAPED.
Pill-burg, Pa.. Dee 15.--The state
institution _i'>r deaf uu.l dumb wns
completely destroyed by tlm-tnis evening. The i-.ill- Wen panic striken
but the tea,du rs qoltkiy seei ,ed control ul them ac I it i    I - I pvi I 'ill were
s iVe.l       Tl VI    Illl    ii      I i e    dp   I   .   ,ed
property is very  large.    ', no origin   of
the tire is a mystery.
CONSERVATIVES   WIN.
Charlottetown, P. E, I.. Deo. IB.���
The Farquharson Government was defeated in two bye.elections   yesterday.
Conservatives being elected in   Belfast
and Murray Harbor.
Toronto, Ont., Dec, 15-Hon. Mr.
Harcourt, Minister of Education, says
the  Torouto  University    must    huvej o'clock
Mi'uV AND MAHER TO FIGHT.
New York. Dec. 15. ���It is announced thai Kid McCoy   and   Peter  Main r
will liuht at the Coney  I-lniid Athletic
Club New   Year's   afternoon  at    il
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_M^   A   ���_ * NELSON DAILY MINER. SATURDAY,  DECEMBER l6,  1899.
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Nelson Daily Miner
1 ubUabed l/ally excopl Monday.
N'__I )S .tl.VKIl t'HINri.NQ & POSLISHINQ Cl).
11. .1    HEATON, Editor and Managor.
Sciiscription Rates,
li il;  per mcnthby can'or 1100
per half year    S 0(1
p-r/e-r  10 00
per ye*-1 by mail    6 On
per yt r,r foreign  10 00
Nelson Weekly Miner.
Weekly, ne naif yoar 1125
Psr year ' ���. ���.   2 00
per year, foreign    2 50
- iibsctlpclODl Invariably iu advance.
>c*!��on Mir. ;rPrlntli--&PublislilngCo
NELSON. B. C.
Thlephonb   No,   \44-
HULLER FAILS
The crowning success of the Miners'
Union is now apparent. First olass
miners have been driven to the States
to accent tbe same rate of wages they
were not allowed to tako here, and
their places are being tilled by fourth
rate miners who are clamoring for the
same rate of wages for eight bourn
that on tho other side they tried in
vain to get for ten.
During the past week reverse seeics
to have followed npon reverse, and tbe
advance of Generals Methuen. Gatacre
nnd Buller's armies has been stayed
under circumstances when a check is
almost equivalent to a defeat. Where
others failed General Buller was
thought sure to succeed,aud this makes
his reverse all the more bitter. He
seems to have made the same mistake
thai cost Methuen and Gatacre so
many valuable lives. His troops
marched praotioally up to the rides of
the concealed  Boers.
Were time not cf such importance
(,���.���, ing to the condition of Ladysmith,
and were it not for the disaffected state
of northern Cape Colony, the position
of nrlahs would not be so serious. The
abandoned gunx are on tbe south side
of Tugela River, and the Boors ou the
north side, while even if lost, they
could easily be replaced Bnt, with
Builx smith, Kimberley and Mafeking
hard pressed, the British columns acting on the defensive nud the country
ut large up in arms, the state of
n If airs becomes dangerous indeed, and a
decisive victory somewhere in the
near future seems imperative.
It is true tbat. reinforcements arc ou
the way, but there are  big gups to fill I
at tbo front.    It has beon snid that the !
existing   status   is   lhe   most   serious]
since tho Mutiny, but we are   not now |
lighting   sepoys.     Generalship   is  require I more than mere valor.   Had the
British soldiers  been less bravo  there
would be fewer mourners all over  tho
Empire today.
Tho end is noi yet. Great Britain
is aroused, and is determined to and
will conquer, In the meantime patience is the only resource. Wo must
trust in the valor of the soldiers, aud
pray for more brains for the   generals.
Those who served in tho Fenian Raid
and Red Kiver expeditions and bave
not yet expired of old age will be interested to hear that they may get
their medals in two weeks, the War
Oftico having just sent out tbe necessary ribbon. The mills of the War
Office grind very slow, if they do grind
exceedingly small.
THAI' TELEGRAM.
Editor Miner:
Sir���I see iu today's issue of Tho
Tribune an article which insinuates
that 1, as Nelson correspondent for the
Spokesman-Review, telegraphed tbat
paper on the 12tb instant to tbo effect
that the Minn Owners' Association
were intending to employ Italians,
Hungarians and Doukhobors in their
mines. I did not send thut telegram,
but I inquired of the Review who sent
tbo despatch and received iho answer
that it was seut by the Associated
Press. I am requesting The Tribune
to publish mv denial also.
I may add that tho Associated Press
bas no accredited correspondent here,
but that a local journalist who has
been requested to cover that held for
the O. P. R. Telegraph Company did
not send the fiispatch ill question. The
public can form their own opinion as
to who did,
HERBERT W, R. MOORE.
Nelson. Dec. 15.
THE YOUNG COASTERS.
Editor Miner:
Sir���Allow me to endorse Mr. Hedley's remarks in bis letter of this a.
in. Women hnve uot the slightest protection from these "imps" who career along the sidewalks on sleighs,
utterly regardless ot whom; they nre
endangering, or of the danger they are
running themselves. Surely after
Mr. Hodley's i'nmarksrour City Fathers
will take nation, and send a^ few of
these "flying youngsters" to a place
where they can be kept safely,then the
lives of the citizens will be. in less
risk. Tbanikug you for encroaching
nn your valuable suace.
A WOMAN CITIZEN.
Nelson,   Dec. 15.
PRESCRIPTIONS
The purity nf tin) Drugs and Medlolne*
administered to I he patient is tlie most
essential element in the successful treatment of disease. JVe-criptions aro eom-
pounaed by us from absolutely Pure
limn* in perfect condition, ai-d thophy
siciau's skill will not be nullified by old
und impotent drugs.
Our stocks of requisite-: for '
The Toilet
The Nursery
The Sick Room
Are complete.   Your patroaagQ solicited.
THE ENQUIRY.
The evidence vesterdny tendered to
emphasize the points brought oot the
day before,both the foreman of the Silver King mine and Captain Duncan
testifying that tho eight-hour system
wns more costly than the ten. The
former stated that at prosent theie
was a difference of 80 feet a month in
Iho work, while Captain Duncan went
so far as to say that he wonld rather
pay a higher proportionate rato for
ten hours than for'' eight. These arc
words of practical men speaking under
oath, and therefore are doubly worthy
of consideration. Mr. Thompson of
the Silver King also said thut the same
rule which applied to machines, applied to two men working with hammer and drill, thus bearing out Mr.
Fowler's dictum of the day before.
The influence of the luw on ontside
capital was the most essential point
brought out yesterday. Capitul may
l.o shy, and capitalists may be extortionate with a tendency to employ
slaves (vide Tribune), though thoy
have shown no desire to do so yet,
but the fuel remains that without
capital Kootenny cannot fulfill ber
tb'stiny, and therefore a law that
frightens away oapital without conferring corresponding benefits must stand
condemned.
Nurses'  Directory.
Kor tlio convenience of Physicians nnd
Niirp-s, wo liuvu established a Nurses'
Dlreotory, anil in order to have it complete, request all Nurses to scud in or call
and leave their names  and addresses.
DOLLS
DOLLS
DOLLS
OUR
Doll sa
Is now on, and wise
buyers will look
through   the   stock
EARLY
And make their selections. " There is not
another like it."
H. F. M'LEAN
Dispensing Chemist
Telephone US.     P.O. Bot 225.    Bakor Street.
Mail Orders Promptly Attended To.
OUR
DOLLS
and
TOYS
Prices
Lower
Than
Ever
Select your
Wo uro in receipt of tho Christmas
Number of the British Columbia Mining Record, a Victoria monthly mining paper, edited" by Mr. Mortimer
Lamb, wh.i founded the Boundary
(buck Times. The nember, both as
to the engravings aud letter press can
compare favorably with many of the
lending magazines. Among the prominent articles ure tho Alaskan (Question by Sir C. H. Tupper, tho Prehistoric Kaces of B. C. by C. Hill-Tout,
b'. A. O. S.. and a very clevor short
story by the editor���"The Unconven-
lionality of Miss Church ill-Fane."
The magazine is well worth perusal,
and is a credit to the publishers and
the Province alike.
TlLomsQii Stationery Co., Ltfl.
NELSON, B. C.
A year ago it was expected that during tho past year the Slocan would
donble its output. Thanks to tho
efforts of tho labor agitators, tbo
freight returns of the O. P. K. nlono
in that district show a falling off of
K,'l2(i:', tons of inward aud outward
bound freight during the past six
mouths,
By the only first olass undertaker in Nelson,
Jilt, A. W. PURDY.   Address
NRLSON FURNITURE CO.
Applowliaile block.     Baker st. cor. Kootenay
Or nt,  residence on Billed  street,   Kant  ot
Josephine,
A. R- BARROW, a.m.i.c.e.
Provincial Land Surveyor,
Comer Victoria and Koolenay 8tH.
P.O.Box559, Telephone No. 05
l,i 0   GREEN, B. A., O. K,PROVINCIAL
K   m    bund   Surveyor.    Surveys of mineral
claims lands, oto,   Agenl for obtittnlng Crown
Urania,   (lillie Turner-Uoeekh block   Nelson,
B.O.
E. J.SCOVIL
mviM. niioKKit,     mod nl n isi.ic.
Wlndoruiuro Mines.   CorrospondonceSorcited
WINDERMERE, R. 0.
KSC^*^-^
U�� _>��;��*���>
oooaaoi^iitiOiiOOOOooosxK HUDSON'S BAV
'�� I    COMPANY
SPECIALS il
���*���������������������
ImM Peels, per 11
�� Quill Currants, new stocS, 9 Ids. for $1.00
CliM Raisins, new stocK, 9 !os. for 11
i Fin Assortment of
Just   Received.
������������������������
tisr
Morrison
b Caldwell.
Telephone 134
20<X>C0<HJ<>O��XK>atKXKHKKKKXKKX
TOYS
mis week
We will store them
for you till Xmas
Eve.
Drua &
book go.
Opera House Store
LUMBER.
Delivered to an any point on
Kootenay Lake.
I have a complete stock
on hand of
HOUGH AND
DRESSED LUJ-MK,
SHINGLES,
MOULDINGS, SASH DO'"in
INSIDE FINISH.
COAST  FLOORING
and
FINISHED LUMBER.
Wholesale Houses.
NELSON, B. C.
AERATED ANO MINERAL WATERS
NCORPORAT**" *-j70
We Hope
Vou will not be without Unnecessary liquids to brighten
up Xmas.
Just
Received
Direct shipment from Europe,
150 Cases  Pommery Cham.
pagne.
200   1 uses of Assorted Liqueurs.
THORPE & CO-, Limited.���Corner Vornon uml Cedar Streets, NoIhoii, man -
factum's of mid wholesale dealers in aenuod
waters and fruit syrups. Sole ugouU for Halcyon Springs mineral water.
NELSON SODA WATER FACTORY
���.\. M. i 'minimi:.. ixiss'.t. Every kliuwi,
varioiy of soft drinks. P, O. Hox 88. Tele
phone No 31. Hoover Street Nelson Dottlem
of the Famous St. Leon Hot, Springs Mineral
Water.
CIGARS
Mill at PILOT BAY.
Sards, NELSON and LARDO
HEAD  OFFICE
_Lsr___iLSOisr_
J.   A.   SAYWARD.
"Joy cometh in the morn."'
BAV  THE STAR
JLJY, BAKER. . .
Comes nny time of tho day with
hid spcc'iulty,
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.
KOOTENAY CIGAR MFG CO.-Cor
nor Mukur ami Hall alreow, NoIhoii. man
ufuclnrer- of " Royal Seal " and " Koolena
Hello " brand of cigars.
COMMISSION MERCHANTS
HJ. EVANS Ut OO.-Baker direct, Nel
a non, who.osule dealers in liquu's, cigais
cement, lire b ick and tiro clay, water pipe and
steel rails ,uul general commission ]iioi-ch<tn!s.
GRAIN, HAY AND CEREALS
BRACKMAN <_ KER MILLING OO.
Limitrii. Front Street, .Nelson, whole
sale dealers in flour, meals, oto., and nuj
and grain. Mills at Edmonton, Victoria anu
New Westminster. Elevators on Calgary &
Edmonton Railway,
GEO.   F.   MOTION. - Wholo��ale Hai,
i ir,, in and reed.   Speeial minim inn . on
onload lots to all Kootenay points.
Ask for   our   Special Christmas
Hamper List.
Hudson's Bay Stores
West Baker St., Nelson.
Telephone 13.
CANADIAN
���r��flkf
AND SOO LINE.
GROCERIES
AMAODONALD & CO.--Jon.er Ver-
��� llOn ami Jumiphlllu .***! U'tUH. wtiolf-HU
���-re <���]���.-��� iimi .i<>t>hi.:r" in i>Uh u'l:-, glove.1, IllU'-rt,
bouLB,  rubber--), muckimuvct ami  miners' huh
dries.
KOOTENAY SUPPLY OO-  1-ishtkd*
Vornon Btreet, Nelso.i, iuiporLein, whole-
8uIo grocers.
PATENT VAPOR
AND   MEDICAL  BATH
mosteffioaoioua In cheokinRdiseaae and
preserving h altta, highly recommend
ed dy tho Medical Faculty and urofes*
sloniilt'iirses, One bath will break up
the most severe cold.
Imperial Silverware
The host goods on tho market, beauti
fuldesigns, nud every article guaranteed for ton years.
Chautauqua Combination "Writing Desk
and Drawing Board.
Tho boat Kindorgarien Combination
over Invented for children or young
people. Fully fu nished with inslrue
lion book, crayons, ele,, invaluable for
home education)
Tho Silverware and Desks aro most suitable
Cor t'hri-1 maa presents. Call and inspect goods
at my office, Hall street between Baker and
Vernon.
JOHN BLANEY, ��'��oro.urnbia.
FRESH AND SALT MEATS
P  BURNS A CO-Haker Street, Nelson,
���   wholesale dealer.-* iu fresh and curcu
ni,'it-..  Culdstorage.
WEST KOOTENAY BUTCHER CO
���Haker sireet iNelsou.   Whoiesalodeal
era in fro h and cured ni.-.u ..
The direct route from
KOOTENAY COUNTRY.
to all points
EAST   and   WEST.
First-Class Sleeper" on nil trains (mm
REVELSTOKE & KOOTENAY LMi.
HARDWARE & MINING SUPPLIES
HBYEKS A CO.-Comer Baker and
��� .In-ill,inn Streets, Nelson, wholcsuU
dealers in hardware ami mining bupplies.
Agents tor Ouint Powder Oo.
VANCOUVER HARDWARE OQ*Y.
i.i.mii i.i, haker street, Nelson, whole-
Mile dealers m hardware and mining supplies,
plumbers'and tinsmith's supplies,
ELSON  HARDWARE  CO.-Wholo
sale paints and oils.
N
LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.
TURNER, BEETON A. CO.-Corner
Vernou und Josephine Streets, Nelson
wholesale dealers in liquors cigars and dry
goods. A gouts for t'absb Brewing Co. of Mii-
wa keo and Ualgary Brewing (Jo. of Calgary.
H
UDSON'S BAY CO.- Whoiesale groceries and liquors, olc, Baker St., Nelson
PROVISIONS, PRODUCE & FRUITS
JY GRIFFIN * CO-Comor Vornon
��� aud Josephine streets. Nelson, wholesale
dealers in provisions, cured meats, butter and
eggs.
SASH AND DOORS
NELSON SAW AND PLANING
MILLS, Limited���Corner Front and
Hall Streets, Nelson, manufacturers of and
wholesale dealers In sush ai d doors; all kinds
of factory work made lo order.
Every Man
likes to dreen in Fashionable nnd
Nice Fittii))- Garments if he .'Wi
ilu hii nt n reasonable inice. M,
Fall and Winter Samples are uow
oomplete in Suitings, Overoonti v
and Futit:> Vesting"', Give m: ���
null ami 1 will qnote you pritjjs
that will astonish inn,
Ladies' Tailoring   in   all   its
branches, a Bpi cialty.
ACETYLENE GAS
VANSTONE'S DRUG STORE.-Oor.
ne Josephine ami Bakor Streets. Agts.
for Oalolum Carbide and UYIluud Aootylene
(la Machine Co.
ASSAYER'S SUPPLIES
WF. TEETZEL& CO - Oomer Baker
��� and Josophlm Streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers In a-saycr's supplies. Agents for
Denver Fire Clay Co. of Denver, Colorado.
StevensT
Tailor
Rooms i and n
Clements Hillyer Block
Nelson Gleaning and Dyeinp
Establishment-
8. D. PIERRE I'lop.
Ladies' and Gents' Clothing cleans 1
dyed, altered and repaired.
SATISFACTION  GUARANTEED
Rear "> nnrfcr Hotel. st i*on
TAILORING
CLEANING
REPAIRING
ARTHUR GEE,
Opposite Clarke Hotel,       Mcrcbauc Tailor.
C. D. J. CHRISTIE
GENERAL   BROKER
Money to Loan
Collections   So' icited
FOt-TSALE.
A 14 room house (new), rented
at $'0 per nionth     83,000
An 8-room ho se   (new),  two
corner lots      2,700
(BolhAl buys.)
I Doors West Dominion Express Office
Ol.A/.ING KALHOMININO
W. STARMER SMITH &. CO.
Piiiiiu aii Mipc
Chimney Sweeping,
Houses, Offices and Stores Cleaned.
All work done by us is guaranteed first class.
Leave ordors at oflice. Wnrd 81 rout, opposite
Postofflce.
TOURIHTOAItS puss MediclneHat
iiiily lor St. Paul, Sundays and Wednesdays for Toronto, Fridays Inr
Montreal and Huston.
Same cais puss Revelstoke nneiliiy
earlier
CONNECTIONS
To and from Kobson, Roeslnnd,
Ex. Sua. Ex. Siid.
7.10 Lv.        NELSON Arr.10.40
18.00 Lv.daily NELSON daily Arr.21.40
Morning train connects f r nil points
in BOUNDARY OOUNTRY.
Evening train connects to nnd from
Main Line and points north, and iex.
Hii".) 'vnin all points in BOUN0ABY
OOUNTRY.
KOOTENAY KIVER ROUTE,
Daily. Str. Moyie D"ily,
23.00 Lv. NELSON       Arr. 16.20
Connects Kootenay I-anding with
Crow's Nest Branch trains both ways.
KOOTENAYLAKE-KASU) ROUTE.
Ex. Sun. Str. Knkauee.     Ex. Sua
16.00 Lv. NELSON        Arr. 11.00
Tue., Thur., Sat., to Argenta nnd
ret., leaving Kaslo at 20k.
SANDON AND SLOCAN POINTS.
Ex. Sun. *'>������ ,S,"S;
9.00 Lv. NELSON Ar. H.-0
4 hrs NELSON to ROSSLAND bis 4
For ratos and full Information addrc*i noar
est local agent, or
C. E. BEASLEY City PaHienKer AK��nl
R, W. DREW, Agent- N"'"1'11
W. F. ANDERSON, K. J. QOyJ* ,
Trav. Pass. Agouti,      A  O. I ���-__*�� ,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
In the matter ot the "UotnpanlM WMMJiJ!
Act. 18118," and in llie iniiiler of   I     ��',',",
Poorman Gold Mining Company, Uruiwo,
liquidation. ,   .   ,   ,   ..i-ientiii-
Notice is horehy given that at an OXH '
ary general meeting of tho W^822��,
Oold Mining Company, Urolted, f/"���,,,
ber 17th, 1MB, duly opiivoned, a si" < ""J1 d
Hon reiiulnng the mild eiininany ','",��� BUb
up was duly passed; whioh ri'Milmi''1 ���'.*���,���
sequent oxtraordiuory geinrnl jw f, u 0���
said coiiipany, nlsoduh convened, anflnoiu
DicemberSlfi, 18UU. was duly eonNr    ,''     in,
At such lasti* mentioned tnoatIng i    ���' J> .
ments nf William Murray >'! ^ ",'   o in bi��.
of Vancouver Prov nee of SrlffiJ-OT lhe
as Hqni-lntor and Charles C. Bon w o
same place as Inspector, forUls purlins'-"
V\ inding up were cinllrineil. loinnanlM
Notice is also given Inn sunn to �����" J he
Winding Up Ad. 18W" *"0""' "'��� l J��� ,|,���
creditors of a nd others having 0 "JJJ��{g i(jih
said company, are reqillreil nnil     'irn8Ult,,
Merciuiiiis mum '",,'���������,���
tho liquidator of the Bald ooropan-s   HUch last
Notfools further given I hat aftw *,       ^
mentioned date the mild i''iud',,l"r,i,i V -
iiicni.K-iii'i-oil      ;     ,   .  ___i_l coillP',1'J
to distribute the assets of   Iii, w' h   ,,������ ,,..
among the parties until led \l\'\'\". Bh��|| limn
gard only to the claims of which !��- ""'"
have notice. .,   ,,,.��� m,|i, 19911.
Dutod at Vanemn er, II. 0��� DM.
at vancou\ei,i..^''-.,.,.,
Mncliliinon Building, OranVlUC
couver, B. C,
Solicitor forth!
Bald I.Miiiiil"'"*;.,
. nn' i  ���v aro i'r
Shareholders In tho s'Utl oonipn /       f r..
quested to forthwith forw--"d ,,.. Ull��� ihe
litleatcs to lhe -aid llquidn      WOTOor ^
distribution accuring thoroon i��">
adjusted.
Parisian Hair Dressing
Parlors
Arc now own.  A j��j*J, ^"fittS'k
G'Ods,   Facial   "reatinen     ���    ' ^   Crw,��.
Ladles -hould not be w theutoiir
Hoom 1, Victoria Building. t
1  1
INVESTIGATION
A3 TO i E�� WORKING OF I'll E UGH 1
liOUlt LAW.
No Evi'enoe Adduced on tho Pint of the
Mi:;oi''s Union.- Uui u Witnesses
to be Subpoenaed.
Speoial Oomniissi'iiu-r Clute, appointed by tlm Domini��� Government
to enquire into tbe conditions affecting
the ininiiiK interests of British Cnlnm-
lnn.tlin iilleyofl iniportiirion of alien labor etc. .renamed ins investiRation yesterday nt the Citv (.'oiiitliniise.
Tbe Mine Owners' Association wns
represented by Mr. .T. J. Campliel),
tlm Secretary, and the Miners'
Union bv Organizer Wilks nnd Mr.
Wiillci Smith, There wns a liirjre nt-
teinbiiii'0 of in ti rested parties! bulb
iniiioinMims nnil miners.
Mr. H. Wright, leoonier of votes,
���\viih the first witinss I'xiiiiiinnd. Hi-
snppli'd In follow) Rflgnre"! Locations entered fioin March 18, '80 tn
Deo. 111. IHlMi were ll 640. The locations
iu 18118 were 1,600, in 1890 to Dee. 18,-
iltil). The number of miners liiimes on
tho Nelson Voters' List, 468; miiontit
paid in lien of assessment in 18118,
(1,100; paid in tbis year to date in
��� lien of assessment work. iJ'.U'OO.
To Mr. Campbell��� '*I know a number of men who get, tbeir mimes down.
As far ns Ilinow there nre fuw nut
miners who r ftister ns fre�� miners,
ami do not follow mining as their hns-
iness."
At this 8t:if,'e of the proceedings no
witnesses were available,
Mr. Olnte���"I bave thus far not
found it necessary to issue subpoenas to
secure thn >attopdanie of witnesses.
At Sandon, whom we sat foi a week,
witnesses were present from thfl avion
nnd from the mine owners. I had es-
���pootoil from what wns siid yesterday
there would hnve been evidence nnongh
to keep me going todav.but it does not
appear to he so. I might issue subpoena,   but I don't like to do that "
Mr. Campbell explained that he
would have had witnesses in attend-
mice but from what hud taken plneo on
the previous flay, he was nndoj' the
iiiijnission Ib it the Miners' Union
would hnvo produced somo evidence
this moining
Mr. Smith culled upon Geo.
fi. ; Howard, but Mr, Howard
deolined to respond, He was then in-
vitpd by Mr. plute to testify, but si ill
hold out, asking, "What do you
wnntV and asserting, "1 don't know
anything thnt would he evidences"
Mr. Clute nnswered tlm assertion by
remarking, "That is for nie to decide, "and called"; npon the reluctant
witness to step forward
��� Georct B, Howard thin advanoed,
and being sworn said that in June ur
.Inly" lust Ihey were advertising for
men en the C. P. R tnnnel near Cascade The wnges offerad were $8.60
for mai'iiiiie men, ijll for helpers, nud
S3, oo for muckers,
To Mr. Oamp bell��� '.'I did not go
there. I knew of one man who did
"and renini��i',n three weeks. I wns not
at the employment olllce."
. Mr. Clute asked if there wire nny
olhor witnesses.
Mr. Smith: "No. I hsard of some
fellows last night and I asked them
to be 4iero this morning, but I don't
see them about "
Mr. Clrte: "If ;on apply to me I
will issue subpooii >s for their attendance."
:. Mr. Smith lice advanced and submitted n H-it of persons whoiu he
wanted to be subpoenaed.
There being no witm-ssos on the part
of the Miners' Uniou, Mr. Campbell
called upon John Hiimpson, foreman
of the Silver rung tl ine, who deposed
that lie bad been foreniim of tlie mine
for one year, and under forttnnn for
eighteen months, He had had.eoiisid-
erable mining experience, .' having
worked in llritish Colnmbii., on and
ot, fnr 10 years. He thought he could
form an opinion ns to tlie relative
amount of wojk done under the eight-
hour law and the ten hour day, and
thiit-opinion wns thnt under tlio latter
it cost from 15 to 2D per eo.it. more.
He illustrated this by saving that if a
steam drill were to be worked for ten
hours instead of eight, movt' work
would be iici'oiiiiilis'iied. The same role
applied io two men nn li miner and
drill. At present time was a dffer-
enoe of !!0 feet a m-n'li in the Work,
Witness produced a Ktatmnent showing
that for the live months preceding
'the ei.'lit-iiour Iti.- llie !!������ im:;" in ' ' "
wages earmd by noutrnnt was (4.88 ',
,uud fa the live subsequent months the
rate was 98.47%.
To Mr. Campbell witness said tbat
if the men bad any complaint it was
supposed to be mndo to him, Any dissatisfaction there wits he was hound to
hear of it. Previous to the eight-bnnr
law there was no dissatisfaction nnd
there were a number of good men at
work,some of whom had been working
thore for years. These men left after
the night-honr law- some of tbem assigning as tbeir reason that they anticipated trouble, and did not earn to remain in the country. He considered
tbo conditions at the Silver Kim.' very
favorable. Tbe mining inspector wns
'up at tbe mine a month ago, and 0 2-
olarsd it to be the best ventilated mine
NELSON DAILY MINER, SATURDAY,   DECEMBER 16,  1899
in the Kootenays, and the best limber,
ed in Canada, Tbe boarding house
aco ' rnon'nH, ��� -A , ���������,, Mon ((n l.o(
**<��� '>" raiieli work in eight hums as
they do in ten. Ii there wns no limitation us to hours, nnd men could earn
more mouev, he thought there would
be no difDcnlty insetting good mr,,
When n man came looking for work be
wiib never asked whither he was a union man or not.
"Hnve yon ever hnd instructions
from (I e mnnaBemenl to discriminate
ago j.st Union men' "asked Mr, Campbell.
"No," answerer! the wit noes, "1
never bad. '
Mr. Wilks elicited Irom witness that
tlm work upon whioh be had tigered
was inni'Mue work. The emit,nets
submitted, with one exception, were
let at the same price per fnor, nnd in
tins except) n it wus *a pur foot more
Iu tins particular case the men made
less money, the reason being that
thev were not oompetout men,
Mr. Clute read from tlm witness's
list which show id that the average
rate nf wnges for eontraetors in May
wns $4 88; jnne 84.70, .Inly S'J.'iG, Auu-
ust, *t_.S8, September S3 80,October $8.
To Mr. Campbell witness explained
that the men put oil nn active spurt after the passage of tbe law nnd Ibis
might account for the relatively high
rate of wage for the month of .Tune.
Captain Duncan, manager of the
Dancnn Minos, Ltd., was examined
Tie deposed that his company ropre
sented a capital of .tl30,000. Up to
lust pn\ -day they had paid Mit$4*i9,102
actual cash drawn from the London
office, and vet the work was not com-
pie ed, nor will it le until i?:!o,ll00 or
$30,(100 more he disbursed, The total
credit for theso disbursements was $(i,-
000. Tie explained the work being
done hy tbe company and the mnchnv
evv installed. At tho time arrangements were, made for flouting the company,everything wna going on satisfactorily���there were no complaints from
the n en. who were working ten hour
shifts iu the day timo and nine at
night. When they were working in a
wet place, or where tho air was had,
they only worked eight hours and
sometimes less.    Lust   wiuter, on  the
(Continued on Fourth I'ase.)
LOGAL^fSlTPESsONAL
Tomorrow eveuing in the Baptist
Church. Mr, Rose will preach a second
sermon on the subject,   "The   Bitile. "
Plans are hoing urenarcd for the enlargement of the Waverly Hotel It is
to be made double its present size nnd
canpacity.
Provincial Constable Kelly left Nelson yesterday for Kaslo whereja meeting of the board of licensing commissioners was being held.
Tho roof nf the Hank of Montreal's
new Hock is on, nnd only awaits the
arrival of a consignment of sheet copper with which it is to he oovored.
Such extremely wintry weather as
has prevailed for the past emiple of
days has turned the thoughts of active
citizens to the subject of winter sports.
The masonry work ou the gus house
was yesterday suspended owing to the
frost. Should the .'old snap oontinne
it will materially interfere with building operations.
Nothing further has been beard from
the constable sent up to look after the
liodv found in the Slocan River, near
Pork Siding. The coroner has beeu
communionted with.
The partnership euistinc between
Missis. Morehouse & Griffin, in the
Canada Powder Co., has been dissolv-
ed. The business will be carried on ns
usual by Mr, C. Q. Griflin.
Tbo children nf the Baptist Church
are practising regularly for the annual
Sunday School entertainment on Friday the 32nd instant under the direction Of Mrs. J. L. Stocks and Mrs. Me-
Derniott.
Tbe principal part of the scaffolding
at the Bum's Block was yesterday removed which gives an opportunity of
ivalizing the beauty of the "milling.
The oarpenteis and painters aro now
sir work inside.
Mr. R. Marpole, superintendent of
tlie Paoiflo Division of the O. P, R.,
is in town nn a visit of inspection, it
is probable that the question of enlarging the vard accommodation here will
I receive his consideration.
Tbe local Minstrels nre picnaring for
n big   show,    to   be  put  on   early   in
I January. Thev have sent for some of
the very latest songs, qnnrfettes, obnr-
I uses, etc., nnd will noun  start  in   on
j their regular rehearsals,
The police nre making fl raid on the
vonngs'er* who perslsr in casting on
tlm pnblio sidewalks. Several aeoy
dents in pedesrrtnns, mon' or less sen-
���,is are reported. A nnmoer of juve-
nii,, nffe.nderi v id bo drought liRfore
the Police Magistrate
Tin glass registered yeatordoy ot
,,,:,��� , i,IP rli Tees belo'- fre'ezino
pni i . \ high 'i ���' nn i . wh eh
,, ade ' nl looi ��� m ��� 'li- gre u I Last
'night the temperature went down sev
ernl degrees, causing aousideratile
tumble with the wnter service.
The Board of Licensing Commissioners met vesterdny morning and enter-
tained nineteen applications, .he majority of which wire renew Is. Amour*
tlm list wen. u couple of transfers.
I here being no opposition or complaint, all the applications were grunted Dr. Arthur and Mr, Fete Wilson
presided.
The smoker at the Opera House, on
tbe Stat inst., In  aid of tbe   widows
and orphans of the men who are now
fighting Britain's war with the Boers,
is an assured success. Volunteers are
numerous who will assist In the entertainment, and the i/oods to be pur up
to unction on the occasion nre every
day baooming more numerous and select. A grand time is in store for all
who attend,
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What Shall It Be ?
If it is Shoes im; Slippers we
shows all the latest designs.
mil help you at this lime.     Our   stock
TURN   YOUR   CHARITY
Towards the needs of yonr less fortunate neighbor.    Give that poor girl   you   know,
shoes    It will give vou both great comfort all through the coming months
pair  ol
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See us for TRUNKS and VALISES.
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LILLIE BROTHERS, THE LEADING SHOEISTS.
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Alexander Brown and John Moloney
wire brought in from Creston yester-
rinv by C'mistiihle Wilson aud Indued
in the Provincial Jail, where they
will be detained for two months,
They hnd bean convicted by Mr. E.
Mallandiiiiie and Mr G. Dow, magistrates, for having stolen from one Arthur O'Kelly, a variety of articles, in-
cludins a Bihle. That command
"Thou Shalt, Not Steal," wns nol
among the passages marked.
Tbe faet that tbe tram cars will
run to the Stnnley Street rink this
season will tend to make that resort
popular and skating and curling should
flourish. Tho lessees, Messrs. Astley
and Palmer, are at work nt, the rink
night and d'v preparing ice and if the
weather continues cold everything
will he in full sv\inc next week. The
second sheet for curling is being prepared and u oompetent ice man hns
heen engaged to look after the interests of the curlers during the season.
$   WATCH OUR SPACE   *
J   FOR  XIVUS t
i   SUGGESTIONS $
<vwvAvvwvw-wV*ww
Geo. Bell & Co
AT THE HOTEL HUME.
Ira Mallmeger, Toronto; O. VV. Mil-
Ann, Knslo; M. Kirlm. Sandon ; J. N.
McKiinioi), K. J. Stewart, Silvertnn ;
('buries Parker, Rosslandi O, O. Mac
Clenmin, Vancouver; Charles L. Bailey, Toronto; Maurice Ward, Sheffield,
ling ; (j  A. Rowan, Omaha.
Patenaude   Bros.
For Fine Clocks
and Watches
We have received a lot of
Boa iiitill China Olecks at
remarkably low figures.
The lie timekeepers and
will make useful presents.
Patenaude Bros
Watchmakers,
and   Opticians.
Nelson.    -    B. C.
Waverly
NELSON, B. C.
BOARD AND ROOMS AT
REASONABLE PRICES,
NEXT DOOR TO OPERA HOUSE.
0. A- PROSSER,   Manager.
in, is- is n (lile In the .iiiuii- or mini
wiiirli taken nl me Hood leads un la fortune.- eliakespeere*
DO
YOU
FULLY
REALIZE
Thnt,you are today in the most likely
i in it of the world In whioh to make a
fortune?   Why not stop nnd consider
lllisl-
Mining stocks
Bought and Sold.
QUESTION:
We have several snaps  in   House
property;
:>, Kooms and a tlie, 2 lots, oorner Stanley.. $1,600
1 Rooms, 2 lots,lovely ailuiuion  I"1"     ,,   ���   i *^ �����#��������� r��%
I Itooais. nice coltaif". iiaprovod lot INI    An   U\A/tW   ���
fi Kooms, stone foundation, cellar full size 1,540  f"\ 1 >| ^ *f T l^. fl  .
6 Rooms Vornon etreet, 2 lots, excL-llenl i
value  l.MUl
(J Reoa.s, down town new, all conveniences, rented at s:w 2,150
8 Rooms, large verandah, 2 lots, dead
cheap    3.300
8 Rooms, all conveniences, 'Mots, new...   2,6001 Qur   Xmas   Stock   of   Cl'assware, Crockery, eU\, has been  so  well
GEORGE     GURD bought that we now hav. shelves heavily laden with Gifts already put
With F, L. Osler, away for the coming 25th of December, 1899.
MARA  BLOCK    BAKER  ST. Christmas Prices !    Goods must he sold!    Inspection  solicited.
Real  Estate  b   MineS- P. O. Box K and W.                 Telephone 10.                  baker Street
What   shall   I   buv   for  a  Xnia^  Present
Ju.si go down to Kirkpatrick & Wilson's,
and yon can find articles too numerous to
mention.
Bennett's Improved
Safety Fuse
As    Supplied     British    Admiralty.
KIRKPATRICK   &   WILSON.
SMOKE "JROYAL SEAL"  CIGARS.
W. P. OICKSuN
E. H. H. APPLEWHAITE
J. McPHEE
Kootenay Electric Supply id Construct! Go.
White Countered
Ghitta Percha.
ELECTRIC SUPPLIES
Complete Electi ic Equipments for Electric Power Trans-
| mission and lighting for mines,  towns,   etc     Electric   Eix-
nrr.11   -��t     7i    ^        -n     1   I tures, LampsBellf, Telephones, Annunciators, etc.
Will JNot Crack or Break. Josephine s* nelson, b. c.
Absolutely safe  in all  weather
conditions.
I  [1
Minimizes   risk   from   firing   fuse
Everything to recommend it.
Ask your dealer for them.
Manufactured by
k
Cambourne, Cornwall, England.
ROWLAND MACHIN,
General Agent for Canada,
LAWRENCE   HARDWARE  CO.
Distributing Agents.
P. BURNS & CO.
Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants
HEAD OFFICE NELSON, li. C.
Branch Markets in Roitsland. Trail. Nelson, Kaslo
Sandon, Thrfee Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.
Orders by mall to any branch will have carefu' and prompt attention.
fripctors, Attention I
Young Men, Become Your
Own Assayers-
Three months will teach you Assaying fnr
Gold, silver. Copper. This department h in
oharao of Prof, suter, Honor Graduate of
McGill Unlvoralti.
Live uml learn how. cheaper than vou now
live.
TheNelsonElectricTramwayCo.Ltd.
Board nnd Instruction in Assaying, all for
twenty-six dollars nor month.
Write to the i'rinolpnl,
Rev.J.W.SiPPRELL,B.A.B.D.
New Westminster.
All olasse* of learning may he had in thK
ho only (.'oil gQ of ils kind in lhe West
LOTS FOR SALE ON EASY TERH5
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 o(
Josephine  and Vernon Streets,
T. C. DUNCAN, Secretary
A  SNAP!
Machinery nnd Btoret of the
Doratha Morton
MINE   FOR   SALE.
TADDY & CO.
ESTABLISHED ISO YEARS LOIlllOIl,    Ell0^.
"ORBIT      Brand and
PR EH 1 ER Navy Cut Tobaccos.
Agcnts ron Canhui. , JAMES TURNER A CO., Hamilton. Ont.
Fin- 11 irtlcu'an apply to
I J. C. T. CROFTS, vf.i.ME(
Btike   s rw '. Nekton
( 'ni-   nf   '
111 1   s t
Rig   ���*'"'������' prosper s
in the Ymir District. A limiiud
amount pooled stock now on sale.
Tena and and others worked
x r>   n��   hy   the    Western
Mary  Belle cyan.lda GoU1 Min-
ine Co., is one of the safest buys on
the market. Thorough inspection
cordially invited.
iTEN  If COFFEE C
lliin-i'   mid   Int   f r  "ah',   Olose   to
business part of city.   Prloe 42,000.
-CALL ON-
H. A. PROSSER,
BROKER.
Wurd Hlroet. and got In on tha ground floor.
Corrtepondnnut 4olkit-4.   No WQ4 V��u.
Our lii'sii Ki moled Gollee nf Kim
Quitlity, ns Follows:
Jam and Axublnn Moctan, porpound $  10
,I,iviiMi���l Mncba Ulend,8 1   1 '"
Kl' 0 Sanliw. 1 |,o'ii,i1h  I mi
Santoa Ulend, :< ikhiikIii  1 i'i
our tjuootal Blend, 6 pound*  1 on ;
Our rtlo Rout, li pounds  1 00 1
A   IU! ll   ll'illlll M>LI('ITKIt.
Salksiioomh ;
2 DOORS EAST OF ODDFELLOWS
BLOCK, W.  BAKER ST.
- B.  C.
vfy 4, 4hu/aJIv A *ffir rum***
suns C^k/ j,hA4~ *J IaMs
Nelson,
NELSON WINE 00.,
when you rn��- dt-poinl on goltinfl thfl I '-i
Dmartiuilhf Biwkat ww Mijr qimntity frou
Klc. up,   1'ricoH camiot Ih- di* i-urnl,
thom: M,
Frank A. TAMBLYK, Mgr.(
pXBEALLEYfcOO. '""-s"-"-��� - X""M"
PAINTERS and REISTERER        & CO.,
decorators.
SImN v/ork a spbcialty.
ButluVrh will find It to their advantage to
I flgure With Bradley & Oo. on PaloUntf-
COAL!   COAL!
Great Reduction!
$9.65 per Ton
$6.15 Per
HAW) COAL
(AN I'llltAMTKi
cuowa Nt-T
i ii.M,
on
Brewer* of Pine Lager
Beer nnd Porter,
Drop in  mid nih' us.
Ul'.l IVBREDi
NILSON,
B.C.
G.W.WEST&G0.
IWB*
I
I
TKLKfUONK %%. NELSON DAILY MINER, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16,  1899.
AH*
Uf
PAPER   BOYCOTTED.
The t>un nud Eveuing Sun Must Mend
Their Ways.
Detroit, Mich.. Deo. 14.���Tbe
American Federation of Labor Convention today adopted a resolution
declaring au endorsement of the boycott of the New York Sun, by the Fed-
iintiou, approving tho "magnificent
defence of the rights of labor," made
by ttie printers and storotypers in the
mutter, and calling upon "all organized working men, and lovers of jus-
tiee, and all fiieuds of humanity, to
require of the .Sun corporation that it
right the wrongs it has done to its old
employes by returning to tlie condition thai preoeded the strike, or lock
nut of last August."
In the event of refusal,the resolution
" calls ii)ioii 'nil members or affiliated
unions, and nil who sympathize therewith to refrain from purchasing the
Sun aud Evening Sun aud to discontinue dealings with any person, firm
or corporation that advertises in those
papers "
IN THE PHILIPPINES.
Province of Bulaoan is Clear of the Insurgents
.Manila,  Dec.    In.���Geuernl    Lawton
reports     1 hut   Rulacnn   Province   wns
freed   of   insurgents    yesterday.    His
troops captured   the   strong   mountain
position of Biacnabato, with food sup-
lilies, clothing, cartridge factory   and
barracks.    Eighteen hundred   Spanish
prisoners have   arrived in Manila  and
over 2,000 more are enroute.    Thirteen
hundred   have been shipped already to
Spain.    These   prisoners are  in   much
belter   physical   condition   than    tbe
Spanish troops who surrendered   when
Jlnnila capitulated.
PATRIOTIC  INSANITY.
Now York, Dec. 15.���Because of the
reverses which have befallen the British arms in South Africa, and thoroughly convinced that" England will
be beaten in the Transvaal, Daniel A.
Webber, an Englishman, jumped out
of his window on the fourth story of
No. 309 East 80th Street las' night and
was instantly killed. He was .">7 veins
old.
LOOKING FOK  RECRUITS.
st. Johns, Nfld., Dee. 16.���Governor
McOnllatn will visit Conception Bay
net week and endeavor to swell the
number of recruits for tha British naval reserves from fiOO to 1,000 men. It
is believed he is acting under instructions from tbe British Colonial office
to secure a body of recruits to supplant
the naval forces despatched to South
Afrioa,
waa advised by our London Board
not to touch them until this trouble
was settled, and as soon as possible to go
down to California and in-open a mine
which we have there, which has been
closed down for a year. They also told
me to do as little work as possible ou
the*prospects wo bad here. For that
reason X paid the 8100 each into the
Government offico rathei than do the
work and others I let go altogether."
"How many men bave you in your
employ nowr"
Witness: "Alimit 187. We pay as
a general rule #il a day ; $8.50 to machine men, and $3.60 to muckers. I
believe I have got ahout the best men
in the country. It is a handy place,
and I use them right. "
Witness proceeded to deorihe the accommodation provided for the men
at the Granite, the Poorman,the Royal
Canadian, and at the mill.
To Mr. Campbell���"Steam drilling
is supposed to be more unpleasant than
compressed air. Men working steam
drills expect to lie paid mere than the
others. Men rather work in a drift
than in a shaft���it is easier work and
'ess dangerous���drifting thau sinking.
I would sooner pay a higher r.ite pre-
portionately for a ten hour shift than
an fight hour. We lose four hours a
dny under rhe eight hour arrangement
as 1 can ouly work two shifts. It is
costing us more for working the eight
bonr shifts than it did the ten hour.
I was never consulted as to the passing
of this legislation."
Mr. Smith: "Have yon anything
against the eight- hour law?"
Witness: "I think tho eight-hoar
law has been the greatest tyrant to tbe
miuing interests of the Kootenav district. It has thrown hundreds of men
out of employment and prevented untold oapital from coming in. not only
from Great Britain, but from other
parts of Europe', ami for my part 1 fail
to see where it has been a benefit to
any one. Further, it has been the
means of sowing seeds of discord between employers aud employes, which
never existed before, and in my opinion will never be wiped out. I believe
the cordial relations will never be what
they were before this arrangement was
mado."
Mr. Smith : "Did you ever give this
eight-hour shift a fair trial"
Witness' "Certainly; if a man can't
do more   in ten   hours than he nan   in
eight,   why   not   reduce the shifts  to
foui hours?"
Mr. Smith:   "(live   us   an illustra
tion of any test,   you   made   with   tbe
eight-hour law and the ten."
Witness: "I find a difference of
aliont 20 per cent., but I have not
measured off a particular piece of
ground for trial. I find that undei the
eight hour men do about one fifth less
work. If I had known that this
eight-hour law was going to pass, 1
would not have spent one dollar in
this oountry. The money was under
my control, and I would have taken it
out of this country and invested it
elsewhere."
To Mr. Wilks���" I bave not the same
class of men as I had before the eight-
Inur law. When yon tried to call
them out they came in to the oflice and
drew their money. Then they went
and bought their tickets aud left the
country. They said they didn't want
to stay here not knowing when the
trouble would be over. I have tried
tbe contract system to my sorrow.
When they struck a soft piece of work
on which they could make money, they
stuck to it. but when they got a hard
piece on which they could not make
wages tbey put on their coats and left.
Some of them made at the rate of $120
to $180 a month, next the working
wnge would be $75. Undor the contract others made $8.50, $2. fid and
$1.50 and then they quit. I paid more
under the contract system than under
the wnge rate.
Quesrione 1 as to the amount of work
men are capable of, witness said that
some men would do mon work in four
hours than others would in ten. A
great deal depended on the class of
ground they were working, and the
class of men who were working it.
F. W. Peteis, assistant general
freight agent, C. P. R., submitted a
statement as to the business done with
bis company from Slocan points before
and after passing of tho eight-hour
law. For the six months from June
1898, as compared wilh the six months
from .Tune 18!)9, there was a decrease
in outward freight of 1,476 tons, und
in receipts from this source of $110,-
063, and au inward freight of 958%
tons, being a decrease be attributed
to the closing down of the Slocan
mines.
The commission adjourned until
Monday morning, Mr. Clute leaving
for Kaslo by the evening boat.
FOR   SALE
CHEAP
10,000 Big Horn treasury stock.
5,000 Noonday-Curley stock, at
low prices for a few days.
Sue Annaule
Two  lots  for  sal.*,  close   in good
residence site.
See Annablk
MISCELLANEOUS
Advertisements inserted under this head nt
tho rat-' ot ono cunt a word por Insertion. No
advertisement tnki'ii for less 1 ban 25 cents.
RAILROADS AGREE.
New York, Dec. 15.���The members
of the Trunk Lino Association today
came to an agreement on traffic .between this city and Chicago and St
Louis, and resolutions were passed
ngfeeing to maintain rates and stop
tlie paymeut of commissions after the
first of the year"'
FLOUR MILLS CLOSED.
Minneapolis, Minn., Dec. 15.���Six
Hour mills are closed down, reducing
the capacity of the distrioi by about
���!.'i per cent.
BODY RECOVERED.
Buffalo, N. Y., Dec. lo.-The body
of Archie McDonald, of Toronto, mate
of the ill-fated steamer Niagara, wrecked last Tuesday, has been recovered
near Port Mnitland.
INVESTIGATION-
(Continued Krom Third Page.I
Granite, with steam power, the men
were paid $8.60 for eight hour shifts,
and this was before tbe eight hour
law. When hack in London forming
tbe company, the fact was pointed out
that a higher rate of wages was being
paid in British Columbia than in any
other part of the world. Witness's answer to this was that although they did
pay better wages they had a better
class of men than in the Argentine 01
othei places mentioned. He also argued that this was Britisli territory,
that tbey lived under the British flag,
where life and property was respected ;
that as a rule men saved their money,
prospected themselves, and so developed the properties that they could be
offered to capitalists for investment.
"Above everything," said witness,
"1 pointed out thnt we had no labor
troubled,"
'"What effect had that on capital?"
asked Mr. Clute.
Witness: "It had a great effect, and
to it I attribute the succoss I hod. I
not only succeeded in floating the
Granite Mines,but got the full amount
subscribed for the Nelson Eleotrio
Tramway Co. On my return from
England I ran up against this piece of
legislation���the eight-hour law���that
Im; crippled ns all the snniiner. To
make it more aggravating it was just
what 1 had been telling them in London con Id not happen here. We had
two oilier lnrge properties under con-
sidernll'iii nt tbo time, upon which our
engineer had reported favorably, bnt I'
LOST.���Black 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.
ED.���A good live agen
resent us iu thidPSistriot foi sale of
pipe and boiler coverings, etc., on
commission. Give references. Eureka
Mineral Wool it Asbestou Co..Toronto.
FUR SALE���Tho furnishings .if one
furnished room, suitable for light
housekeeping. Apply Rcoin 10, over
Tei'tzels.
(ii RL   WANTED���To    help    servant
during Xmas week. Apply before
noon Mrs Barrow, cornel Josephine
nnd Robson Streets.
fc"UR SALE OR   RENT.-Six   roomed
House, modern conveniences.    Pleasant location.   Address P. fl. Box 08'.
NOTICE.���Dr.    Stoddait,   dentist,  "is
opening n dental  office   in   Room 8,
Turner Block. nt.
BANKERS AND BROKERS.
QE0.SKALLER&C0,
[CONSOL, STOCK RXCHANO.E BLDd.
60-62 Brodway,    New York
LOTS OF MONEY
nun bo mnde through specula!ion with depoull
of |30 00 [thirty dollaia] upward [or 8 per cei.t.
margin upward] on tito* k Exohange-
Tbo (croatoBl fori iuioh havo been mado through
speculations in stock--, Whoator Ootton,
If you arc Interested to know how bdoouIh
linn* are conducted notify uhand wo will send
you Information ami market, letter freo ot
charge.
Usual commissions chnrgeil for oxocutinL-
onl cry.
Government, Mini I Iimi and H-llmn-i
bonds quo) ithma furnished on application foi
purcliasi!, sale or ex- httngQ,
I BUY ANYTHING
From a steam boat
to a baby's rattle.
Everything lias a
value nt my store.
PROSSER,
Ward St.,  Bet.  Baker and Victoria.
Atlantic S. S. Lines
From Portland, Me.
Allan Lino "Cailfornian" Hoc, 27
Allan Line "Laurentian" Jan. ii
Dominion Une "Cambroman" ���Dec 80
Dominion l.iu') "Vancouver" Fan, IS
From Now York
White Star Line "Teutonic" Deo,27
North Gorman Lloyd "Saal��"   Jan. 3
'merioan Lino "HI. Paul"     Deo.27'
Whit.o Star Line "Cymric" Jan. :t
Red Star Line "Weeternland" Dec,27
('ii mini I.inc "1 inhria" Ian    fi
Anchor Une "Ancho-laJ  Deo. no
Allan State Lino "State of Nohraska\.-jan- 20
Ounard Line "Campania", Deo 80
Krom Boston, MOM
Dominion Line "Now   Englaru?'    Jan. ,'1
PnHHRK"* arranged to and from alt European
points. Kor rateH, tickets and full Information
applytoO.P. H, depotagonl or U K. HeuHloy,
City PuHsetiKOi Af-ronl, Nolson, H.< *
\V. P, F, CUMMINCId.
Qenoral AKont. C P, K. Offloei Winnipeg
St. Leon
Water
Is an   Experiment that
has been proven to pos
sess high medicinal values, is also properly
AERATED
and Bottled
D
Will Open on Wednesday,
Jan. 3, 1900.
BOOKKEEPING.
SHORTHAND,
TYPEWRITING,
The leading feature*.   Intcndinij; Btudente
may roster at o���ce.
THE OOMMEROIAL DEPARTMENT will
be under tlio conlrol ol M. L. Km tray, a
teacher of eighteen yea i\V experience,
THE SHORTHAND AND TYPEWRITING
DEPARTMENT will be oonduoied by Mlsfl
It. E. Morrill, late ot "The Expositor" stuff,
Brantford,
Victoria Street, near City Hall.
RATTRAY &  MERRILL,
To Contractors aM Bites
You can save money by
buying your
Plate, Sheet and Ornamental
Glass from
R. H. WILLIAMS, Nelson, Ag. nt fo>
J.   W.  MELLOR,
VICTORIA. B.C
Fraternity  Hall
Cor linker ��i Rinoiciiay sis,
can be rented for Concerts, Lectures,
Dances, Banquets and every kind of en
t, l'tiiiniii'nt. Goud ante-rooniH, clonk
rnoms, Kitchen nnd dining room fur-
ilshed,   For terras apply
DR. 0. O. ARTHUR  Oity
Spokane Falls &
Northern R'v
Nelson  &. Fort
Sheppard FTy
Red fountain R'v.
The only nil rail route without
change of curs between Nelson a d
Kossland and Spokane and Rossland
(DAILY.
Lv. 9.16 a.m. NELSON. Ar. 5.20 p.m.
Lv. 11.25 a.m. ROSSLAND Ar 11(H) u ni.
Lv.   815 a.m. SPOKANE. Ar.ftlf) p.m
Triiiu that leaves Nolson ot 0:15 n.n
mokes close oouneotiotis ot Spokane ( i
oil Const Points.
Passengers for Kettle Rivor ond Boundary Creek, oonneot at Morons with Stag*
Daily.
H. A. JACKSON, G. P. & T.A.
Spokane   Wash
G. K. TACK A BURY,
Agent, Nelson, B. 0
House Furniture for 5 roomed
house for sale, and house to
rent.
Si:e Annabi.e.
We are showing a
First-Class Line of
ilia stoves &
Which we are offerinp-"at
VERY   LOW   PRICES.
CALL AND   IN^PiOT   OUR STOCK
VANCOUVER HARDWARE CO.
LIMITED,
IMPOBTEE8   OF
Shelf & Heavy Hardware,
Etc., Etc., Etc.
PLUMBING and TINSMITHING
Insure your life and property with
Anuable who represents only
Canadian Companies. Who is
it that shouts encourage home
industries and says buy your
goods at home, don't send your
money to outside towns? Ask
the same man about his insurance and you often hnd he has
it placed with a f-ireign company. Ask him about his Fire
Insurance and you find it all in
Foreign companies. Canada
lias over 25 Insurance Companies, organized with Canadian Capital, by Canadian me.i,
who pay losses as promptly as
Foreign Companies. Be loyal
Canada for Canadians, first,
last and always,
A SPECIALTY.
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s^ ANNABLE
OPERA HOUSE
BLOCK.
FOR MACHINERY
WIRE ROPE AND ROPEWAYS
Bleichurt and Hollidle Systems,
WATER TUBE-BOILERS
Babeock und Wilcox. oLc.
GAS and OIL   ENGINES,
FLEXIBLE METALLIC TUBING, etc.
Apply to J. 0,T, CROFTS, M.I.MI*,
"ftSSft&Se* NELSON, B. 0.
Or to Fergusson & Orofts,Vancouver
ENGINEERS AND AGENTS.
ESTIMATES.     PLANS.    REPORTS
.. L. POGUE...
Harness and Saddlery
Tho loading shop. Largo
htook. Host Hsorled stock
on han<'. Harness, Col-
l- rs ot best makes, Wa<i
-Hew, Blankets, Bells,
Whins, Brushes, Combs,
etc
Prices satisfactory.
OnlUnd*eo,
Cor. Ward   and   Baker
si reels.
THE
Bank of
British  Columbia,
NELSON.
Is now prepared to issue
Drafts and Letters of Credit
on Skaguay, U.S., Atlin, B.
C-, and Dawson City, Yukon
District.
Nelson Harness Shop
The largest stock
and greatest variety ol Harness,Saddles, Collars, Blankets, etc , kept in
the Kootenay. A
call always convinces.    Hall Street, Nelson.
J. M. LUDWIG.
Nelson Employment Agencv
WANTED.
Twenty Laborers,   Onoa, Two Girls
ior Housework,   Three Waitresses,
YomiK Girl Wants Situation.
CONTRACTS t;TAKI��uiK.KamAMONl,
J. H. LOVE, Ag't      Baker T'
CLEARANCE  SALE
Mual, go to malio nioni for New Goods.
Mrs.   McLaughlin's
will null belowooit her lui'Ko stock
of Millinery unit Chllilroim Hoiul-
wear, llroBH Guod��, Luces, ntc��� to
mnkti room for new xoodu,
CHRISTMAS   HINTS
G.   B.
A flrxt clnsn Confectionery Store Ik th�� proper place to Had an
appropriate Xiiiiih tilt.   Wo would uUggesta box of   ....
CHOCOLATES
Our stock ii lhe largest in the city.
CRYSTALLIZED   FRUIT
from  London,  England,
LOWNEY'S   CHOCOLATES   AND   BON   BONS
from New  York.
Fruit, Nuts of All Kinds, Toys for the Little Ones, at
PALACE  CONFECTIONERY. J. A. M'DONALD.
Corner Ward and   Maker Streets.
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We are before you with a Christmas 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 Christinas order and we will guarantee satisfaction.
Roquefort and Swiss Cheese now in stock.
M. DBS BRISAY & CO.
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.
tleneial Banking Business    ransactcd; Sterling Bills of Exchange  Bought
and Sold, Letters of Credit, Etc., Negotiated.
Accounts received on the most favorable terms.   Interest allowed on special
deposits and on Saving Bank accounts.
BRANCHES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Atlin, Bennett, Grand Forks, Nanaimo, Nelson, Rossland, Vancouver, Vancouver East End, Victoria, Ymir.
Geo. Kydd, Manager, Nelson, B.C.
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West Kootenay Butcher Co.
ALL   KINDS   OK
Fresh   and    Salted   Meats
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
Fish and Poultry in Season
E.   C.
Orders by mail receive careful and prompt attention
TRAVES.   MANAGER'
Baker Street, N^on.
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