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Provincial  Libra
Victoria
I
Daily Edition  No. 595.
Nelson, British Columbia, Saturday, December 9,  1899.
Tenth Year
ALL READY FOR
THEflDVflN6
Railway and Telegraphic Communications
Have Been Restored.
BOER TALE OF MODDER RIVER BATTLE
They Acknowledge the Fierce Attacks of the Infantry
and the Heavy Artillery Fire���Boers Only Admit
One-Tenth of Their Real Losses.
Loudon, Dec. 9. ���(4 a. m.)��� Lord | near Jaoobadale between Modder River
Methuen's restoration ot tlio railway, and Riet River, General Cronje still
while lilting 11 load nf anxiety here,' |on the northern hank of Modder River,
does not remove the danger still threat-j his rear heiug protected hy fort 1 lied
ening his force, It la gathered from a positions at Spytfontein. The hills be-
hrief offioial   dispatch that Command- |tween Modder River  and Spytfontein,
Villages of the disaffected district Of With Sir Charles Warrens appoint- [1 Ul fj p T7 (J k ITFl OTJnDljQ
Cape Colony. The variations of these ^^^Tng^r.. ""whloHfll: ��iUU_0 APiU __lll_0
three themes continue to occupy the CBra alt)Pexp09ed ,D ,.,,',,,,,, Afrloan
attention of. military writers for the lighting. When in command himself
London press. I ho  insisted   on   officers   not   wearing
"Evidence is  found of General Bul- I anything distinctive in their uniforms
lei's controlling mtud in directing lhe
(ire of the   en
tile
which would draw tin
I eniy.
i   The Army and Navy Gazette in oor-
free Staters from Capo Colony and j reding the general   erroneous   Impres-
Bruish campaign for the expulsion of |   m.
ant Prins Loss' contingent was taken
from forces acting from Belmont and
southward from Modder River. It is
quite possible, however, that reinforcements were sent to Belmont merely us
a precautionary measure. There is little other news of any importance. Reports continue to enmo from Ladysmith that dissension exists among the
Boers and especially that tho Orange
Free State troops arc discontented.
Thero are also all kinds of minors of
movements of commandos from place
to place, bnt the fact is that little is
known hero rgarding the aotua] position of the Boer forces. Moreover the
rumors of a collapse of the Roe? spirit
have heen beard so often as not to
cause  Jiiuch  satisfaction.
and those between .Tucobsdalo aud Riet
River nre occupied by thu Boers. Commandant Delaneis' force ia stationed
be'ween Gras Pan and Honey kest-
kloof."
If this Berlin dispatch is correct,
and it is especially significant when
judged iu connection with General
Forrester-Walker's advice to the War
Office, there must he 5,000 Boers
around Methuen, who is. believed to
have 11,000 men. Kimberley, however, possessina an armored train, can
materially assist Methuen by harassing
the Boers from the rear.
London, i'ec. I).���General Koresler-
Wulker has sent the following dispatch dated ll o'clock, Friday evening, to the War Offloe, from Capetown;
"Telegraph and railway communication to Modder River has been reopened. A battery of Held artillery and a
Battalion of infantry were dispatched
from Modder River against Command-
ant Prins Los ' force of 1.000 Boers
with one gun. who had destroyed the
railway. Onr losses were fourteen
wounded. Belmont has been strengthened by infantry, two guns and a cavalry regiment and troops fiom Naanw-
port occupied Arundel yesterday
(Thursday).
"The Boer force near General Gat-
acre's is reported as follows: At Dord-
reioht, So, marching from Jamestown
to Doi'drcicht, 700 with six guns. At
Stormberg, 1,6001 at Waterfall, a large
force, str-ngth unknown, and Mol-
teno, about 8,000.
"Lord Methnen reports casualties
December r> on patrol duty, missing,
Lieutenant Tri-trara and four mon of
the 12th Lancers, wounded four mau."
Quebec, Que., Dec. 8.���News has
been received here that Bertie Nathan,
formerly a member of tho Quebec high
school of cadets, and of the Eighth
Royal Rifles, who enlisted in the
Grenadier Guards, some years ago,
was killed at tie battle of Belmont,
South Africa, a few days ago. He was
born and educated in this city.
Pretoria, Deo. 7.���The following dispatch, dated todny, has been received
from the A. D, laager, near Ladysmith :
"The British are advancing on Colenso but last night passed without an
attack. Ti.ere'was h desnliorv cannon-
ado begun, hut the cannons at Ladysmith replied vigorously to our   fire."
Londou, Dee. fl. ��� According to a
speoial dispatch from Lorenzo Marquez, the Modder Rivor battle is described by a Boor correspondent with
General Cronje as "Que of the fiercest
ever experienced." The correspondent goes on:
"General Cmnje's wing sustained
almost solely tho fearful attack of the
British right throughout the day. The
Trnnsvaalers tenaciously held their position until seven in the evening,
wheu tho Free Stato Burghers were j
forced to retire hy the heavy British
shell Hie. Cronje retired under cover
of darkness after receiving the concentrated fire of all the British   batteries.
"The Boers freely acknowledge the
herculean assaults of the British and
the death dispensing fire of the attacking infantry, out held their position
for thirteen hours against tho flower of
the British army, replying solely with
their Mausers, and maintaining an on-
interrupted rifle fire. The Boer ar -
tillcry was silenced early in the battle
through tin overwhelming number of
the British artillery.
the relief of Kimberley. Thn defeat nt
Cronje's army would release forces of
considerable strength from she operations remote; from Natal and open the
wny for the concentration of ii Dutch
army at Bloemfontein, whence reinforcements could be sent to the Boer
Laagir.s between Colenso and Lady
smith. Premature action either at
Modder River or on the southern frontiers of thn Free State would tend to
diminish the piessnre uow brought to
bear upon the enemy's camps around
Ladysmith for a withdrawal of a portion of theso commands to the passes
of the Drakensburg range.
"These are the best explanations
offered by military men in London
clubs for the continued inaction of
both Geueral Lord Mi tnuen and
General Qataolre, and it is always
easy to follow them up with the reflection that time is on the side of the
British army with its superior dieci-
pliue and systematic arrangements for
supplies."anil heavily against the irregularly organized Dutch foroes. While
theories like these are a poor substitute for war news the veteran officers
are glad to accept evidence that the
generals are no longer in hot haste to
attack the enemy in strongly fortified
positions without maneuvering for
protection for the infantry from a
deadly firo directly ill front.
"The official news yesterday included the casualty list ill the sortie from
Kimberley oo November, 2S, when
the Boer laager was surprised and captured. This was a serious fight for
twenty one were kibed on tho British
side, and thirty one wounded, South
Africans readily idontify two names
in the list of killed. Major Scott-Turner was a gallant rough rider who hud
seen much service in Mntuheleliind and
Rhodesia, under FortioH aud Oarrr*)g��
ton. H�� was a tine horseman and a
man utterly tearless, with an inborn
love of adventure.
"Lieutenant Wright was a famous as
one of the coolest and most expert rifle
men in South Africa and a match for
the best hunters among tho Boers.
"An official bulletin also from Geueral Buller respecting the losses of the
onemy. which he estimated at 800
killed and wounded before gLadysmith
on November i), and 1110 in Hildyard's
fight at Willow Grange. These estimates were accompanied by a general
charge fiat tho enemy did not admit
mora than one-tenth the losses suffered.
As General Methuen had tehgraphed in a similar wny respecting the
Boer losses at Modder River it was evident that the War Office had suggested that something should bo said by
him and General Buller to counteract
the effect of the publication of the
heavy casualty lists ou tho British
side.
shin regarding surrenders of British
troops, says the most recent case was
that of Bergen-op-Zoom in 1814, The
most recent case really is that of the
94tll, which surrendered to General
Joubert at Bronkhurst Spruit in the
Boer War of 1880.81.
Colonel Templer, superintendent of
the balloon factory and director of the
steam road transport for Sonth Africa,
lias received instructions to prepare
another balloon section for active service at tho Cape. The Colonel has received official information of the excellent, work done by the balloon section
in South Africa, aud of a highly successful reconnaissance made at Ladysmith last week.
South  African   News   Has
Induced a Rise.
DOMINION   MEDICAL
COUNCIL.
Be
B. C. STOCKS ARE QUIET
up in New Zealand und Indian   Mines
w bioh ii Is hoped w ill continue
British Columbian Mines are still in
tbi' dnnitis with the exception of Le
[ Rol and British America Corporation
I -took although ih" news from British
I 'idiiiubia is Rood, Oopper mines have
also advanced considerably in conse-
queuoe of tbe price of oopper, which
was quoted al '-'il', last week and now
ai '.'I.',1,, consequently all 11,����� shares
bave risen.
Subscriptions for a new Company is
beiug advertised this week, viz.., Tlm
Colt Gun _ Carriage Company, Ltd.,
with a capital "I ��600,000. The beard
i- rt very Strong one bavin;; on it the
miino ot the Knl of Westmoreland,
General Sir Seymour Blane, Bait, C.
li.. Admiral Leicester Kepple, W, Watson Rutherford, H.   H. l'rinco  Victor
Bill to Authorize its Creation Wi
Introduced,
Toronto, Dec. 8. ���At a dinner of the
Medical Faculty of Toronto University last night, attended hy over -100
physicians and students, Dr. Roddick,
M. P., for Montreal, outlined the provisions of the bill for tho creation of a
Dominion Medical Council to be Intro-
rluced at the coining session of Parliament. Its intention is to create a body*
like the Britisli Medical Counoil, the
diplomas of which will not only authorize their holders to practice in all
parts of Canada, but will curry weight
throughout the Empire,
The council will consist of twenty-
four members, three from each Province Candidates for tbe Dominion ni-
ploinas must have spent* four years in
studying medicine at somo university
and one year iu clinical work. Men
of eminence, like Professor Osier of
.lohn Hopkins University, will be chos
eu as examiners.
Interesting Letter from 'lhe Miner's Lo:.
dou Correspondent on the State ot
the Market There.
iJulcep Binge
CANE AND BEET CHOP.
London, Dec 8.-Tho following advices from General Methuen's force,
Moddor River, Tuesday, Dec. 0 have
beeu recoived. :
"Boers are seeu daily passing between Spytfontein and Jacobsdale Laagers. They frequently fire on the patrols. Tho Mounted Infantry received
u suvero fire while patrolling six miles
towaids the north, from a hill. There
were no casualties. An hour's cau-
nou firing has beeu heard at Kimberley. "
Ladysmith, Dec. 7.-Via Weenen.-
Tbe Brilish casualties since November
1, are five officers and 2(1 men killed,
and fifteen officers, and 8(1 men wounded,   with   three   missing.    The   Poor
forces are still round ns   in large num. Lnnf|on
hers, but all within   the town are well | dispatcn ro
Frero Camp, Dec. 8.���Tbe trestlo
bridge is finished and trains aie uow
tra-ersiug it.
London, Dec. 11.���The Times has iho
following from Modder River, Dec. 5:
"The river is low and tho railway
bridge is rapidly approaching com-
plotion. The first train will or ss tonight. After extraordinary exertions
the pontoon bridge has been completed. "
Capetown, Dec. (1.���It is announced
that Colonel Elliott commanding in the
native territories of Griqnuland Enst
is arming the natives by Imperial
thority, with the view of
the defensive forces.
The troopship Colnmbia has arrived,
bringing h portion of tbo troops landed
from Hie troopship Isniere, when the
latter went ashore   in St. Helena Bay.
CAPE  NOME NEWS.
Victoria, B. C , Dec. K.���Official initiation has beeu received that H. M.
S Arathusa is tn replace on this station
her sister shin tho Amphion, now
homeward bound.
Tho steamer Cottage City, from tbo
north, to'iuy brought about 100 passengers but no news of general interest,
except that patties recently returned
from Cape Nome are endeavoring to
organize at Skagway a company to
work Nome pioperies lately discovered
uear Anvil aud said to givo eight dollars to tbe pan.
SIX DAV BICYCLE RACE.
New York, Dee. 8.���Tbe score at :1
o'clock tonight in the six day bicylce
race was: Miller and Waller, 8,298.1
miles; Muyo-McEaehreii, 2,21)8 ; Gmim-
Pierce, 2,21)7.!); Fishor-Chevalliei,
2,297.8; Stevens-Turvilb, 2.297 4;
Babcock-Stinson.2,297.2; Schiner-Fors-
ttr, 2,390.6. Individuals, Wultliour,
1,0113.9; Aaronson,  1,024.9.
au-
assisting
MORE WEIRD STORIES.
Frenchmen   Accuse   English   Missionaries of   Selling Ammunition.
Paris, Dec. 8.���During tho debate
today in the Chamber of Deputies on
the Colonial budget, M. Firuiin Eanre,
anti-Semite, urged the necessity of
strengthening the defences of the Col-
ouies and the Colonial army in addition to the system of French owned
cables. He also intimated that British emissaries wero ovor running Tun
is disgnised as Protestant missionaries
and selling ammunition  to tho Arab".
The antl-Britlih remarks were heartily cheered.
M. Destrnnrnelofl, Republican, dwelt,
on the danger of Colonial expansion,
and especially on the risks of foreign
comniplieatinus since France, be ns-
sr-rted, had neither a Colonial army or
navy. M. Etienno, Republican, sup
ported a Colonial policy and urged Unbuilding of Colonial railways and laying submarine cables. M. Deoais,
Minister of the Colonies, replied that
the Government Intended shortly to
introduce a submarine  cable  scheme,
MURDERER CONVICTED.
Windsor, Out., Dec. 8. ���The jury in
the murder case at Sandwich Assizes
have returned a veidict of guilty
against Levi Stewart for the murder
of James Ross, on July l(i. Justice
Ferguson will pass sentence some time
today.
WANT THE "OPEN DOOR."
London, Dec, 9.���The Berlin correspondent of The Standard says : "All
the Powers concerned have favorably
reoeived tho proposal of the United
States regarding tbe maintenance of
tho 'open door' in China, each offering
to sign thn desired ussurance if thn
others will do so. "
RICHARD HEWITT DEAD.
Gui'lph, Ont.. Dec. 8.���Richard Hewitt, a well-to-do farmer of Puslinoh,
is dead as the result of being thrown
from his rig last night by the horse
running away. Ho was ��2 yoais of
age and well known.
New   York,   Thursday,   Dec.   8.���A
HAS LOS1' NO TIME.
Washington, D. C, Ueo. 8. ���A. R.
Macruni, in a cable message received
at the State Department, dined Pretoria, announces he will sail on the
18th inst. via Naples, for the United
States.
THE RED CROSS.
|    Ottawa, Ont., Dec. 8. ���At a meeting
I of the Ottawa branch of the Red Oioss
Society yesterday,  Lady   Miutu   made
an interest ing address   upon the   work
of the society in alleviating the Bufferings of tha wounded in time of war.
and cheerful
says:
��� I    "General Clery is   gradually prepar-
Some   interesting', ing to turn the Boer position at Colenso
.....   reliuve   Ladysmith,   while  Lord
MethueiL holds General Cmnje's forces
Niivifont.'in   and     Jiicobsilale   and
London,   Dec. 8.
light on tbe posHion  of  affairs along I and
the western frontier   is  thrown   ny   a
'   I at
dispatch isnaed ly tbo Boi-r  agency in ' ut   up;
General Gatacre is playing  with  the
Berlin.    The dispatch says:
"Commandant Prins  Loss'   force is
Free State raiders   among   tbe  Dutch
WAR   PARAGRAPHS.
In thn contse of his speech at Chi��-
wick the other evening, LoTiLGeorge
Hamilton made known the interesting fact that h�� had a son. and no
fewer than 18 nephews nt the front.
His son, who is a midshipman, ih in
Ladysmith,
It is   worth   noting,   iu  connection]
DAY IS OBSERVED
Montreal, Que. Dec.    8.���Today   the
London, Nov. 18.���(Special Correspondence of The Miner).���-The various markets during tbe week have
been somewhat active aftei u 19 day
account, but brokers and dealers have
not been willing lo enter into fresh
business transactions as it is very
likely that wo shall hear of an im'
portant engagement from the seat of
War, and it is now the time for speculators to lay in a good supply of mining securities for au early rise.
Tho London money market and Lon-
|don Bank shares have shown a good
ileal of strength during the past week,
business in these being done on rather
a large scale. Australian Bank shares
have kept fairly steady, little or nothing   being   doue   iu     African     Bank
shares.
In the Homo Rail department, stocks
have  not  shown   much  improvement
although the tendency has beeu steady.
In tho Industrial Market, Coats ic
Co., havo improved, and English sowing cotton shares have been steady.
Some demand has again been experienced for refreshment shares, Lyon's,
Spiers & Pond and Slater's have improved and amongst hotels, Gordons
are higher.
Armament and ammunition shares
continue to show strength, Viokere
and Maxim, National explosives, and
Armstrong's are very (inn.
There has been a good deal ol business dono in tho Pekin Syndicate
stock. Oil shares are quite neglected.
Spratt's biscuits have improved. A
good demand for theatrical and music
hall shares have been made during llie
past week. Drury Lane has improved
and are now ��16 8s. Alhainbra, Empire,
and Tivoli have been steady.
The foreign market shows very little business, and declines are the order
of the day.
Coming to the mining market the
boom in Kaffirs continues, and an all
round lise has again taken place, and
a still further rise is expected on the
advance movement of the British
troops in South Africa. Occasional reactions have at times occurred, but
these were quickly recovered again on
favorable news from Ladysmith, Kimberley, aud Mafeking, us they are re-
porte I as holding their own against
the Bceis, also the   reported   dentil   of
General   Jonbert   influenced   buying.
The leading speculative shares have,
of course, taken the lead in the rise,
Rand Mines nie quoted "J4 J',, Consolidated Gold ��8.._,, EaHt Kaiids. ts,
Randfonteins, _:*' 2. Modderfonleins
have had a jump, and among thn out-
croo mines, Simmer and Jack Robinson, Transvaal Gold, Treasury City
and Suburban, Wolhuter are all very
prominent,   An Important revival has
taken place in Rhodesian shuies under
the lead of Chartered*, which have
been bought on the successful unclu-
sioti of the ('ape to Cairo Railway ne
gotiation. Thn Burundi stocks are nlr-o
firmer and among the land shares all
have been tho medium of large transactions nnd look like going better.
In iho West Australian Mines thn
leading mining shares have sustained
further determined attacks by the
bears and have consequently gone lower. Lake View Consols aro now quoted   ��20'.,   BX-div,   of    tl,    Associated
Returns Por This Year Do Not Differ
Materially Prom Last.
Washington, Dec. B. -The entire
crop of sugar cane and beet for 1899-
1900 will amount to about 0,000,000
tons, about tbe same amount as last
year, according to carefully prepared
Statistics submitted to the Slate Department by the United Statis Consul
Diedrich. at Adgeburg, Germany.
The Consul's figures Show that so far
as beet sugar is concerned, while tho
best produce in Europe is larger than
laal year, par haps by 360,000 tons, the
sugar extracted amounts to about tho
same  owing   to   defective    sewages
The   total produce Ot   sugar   is   placed
at 5,800,  Ions against 4,977,000   lust
year. The total product of cane sugar
this year is set down at 2,700,000,
against 3,861,184 tons, last year.
MAXITOUAN SITUATION.
Winnipeg. Man.. Dec. -S._ Revised
returns show Government, HI; Opposition, ni; Independent I, Tin- Gimli
and Dauphin elections are on Thursday
and Friday next. These two constituencies are expeoted to return opposition
members.
MONTREAL. CUSTOMS RETURNS.
Montreal, Dec. 8.���Imports passing
th- mgh th* Montreal Goatom's House
for iho month of November show an
lncrense over the si\mj month last year
of 1806,890,
NEW BANK   PRESIDENT.
Halifax. N, 8.,   Dec.   8.���Mr.    John
Y. I'liyzant, has   been   elected   President of the Bank of Nova Scotia.
WHAT LADYSMITH IS LIKE.
To the west of Ladysmith there is i\
fine level plain, in which is tho camp.
The open veldt rolls away for miles,
until it meets the foot hills stretching
afar from the Drukensharg Mountains.
The SandJRiver, wiih its affluents, the
Blaaiiwbank River and Dewdorp
Spruit or stream, intersect the plateau,
and the Klip and Said Iti vers join on
the road loading across Van Reenen's
Pass to Hnrrismitb. There is very
little water in any- of these rivers,
save after a thunderstorm, During the
summer months these aro pretty frequent, and for al least a few weeks
in January may be expected with almost clockwork regularity between
four nnd five o'clock   every   afternoon.
On the east of Ladysmith thero ate
s.v,r:il bills, which are of some importance. The T'simhulwana, for
instance, is dignified by the uauio nf a,
mountain, but this is flattery; Lorn-
aid's Kop is un eminence within four
miles of tbe town and six of the camp.
Kopje ia hillock) is the diminutive of
kop. a hill. Scattered about tho
veldt on this side of tbo town are many
kopje colored with stones, and capable of making excellent cover for tho
Boer.-., who. however, could be dislodged by heavy guns,    li   is  entirely
incorrect to describe Ladysmith as lying iii a toaoup. A fairi'r comparison
would he in say thai it lies towards
om- side id a g'gniitio soup-plate, with
a piece of Hie edge chipped off on one
aide. Through this chip comes the
railway line from Dnrban. The natural advantages and defences of thu
own have been enhanced and strengthened by carefully-planned redoubts nt
uny  possible  vulnerable  points    Tho
danger of lhe place being rushed is ub-
s-bilrlv nil, because tin immediate
surrounding" arc open and bare, so
that there is nr, possibility of surprise.
Anyone approaching can be seen for a
great distance, and no ueai cover is
available.
Gold   Mines   are   ��10:'.,
Feast nf the Iniiiiaculatfi Conception is | been as high as i'llV A strong do-
being strictly observed as a religiuns i mand has srpinig np for Great Boulder
day among tho Fronoh-Canaoiiiiis ! upon a cablegram from tho mine stat-
throughout the   Province..    All  public j iug that they are working on ore  giv-
ollh'cs aro closed.
PROHIBITION  DEFEATED.
iug nd ounces to the ton. Golden
Horseshoe and Kalgnili uro also higher,   and   Ivaiiho, s   have   been   largely
THE TERRIBLE COST OF WAR.
Dining tho last two hundred years
England bas spent over twelve bundled millions of money in wnr, which
still means a payment of over twenty
millions a year in interest on debt.
But the naval wars of th�� future will
be far more expensive than the land
wins nf the pjst.   It ih efHmated that
a naval action between thirty mod-
after having |,.,-,, battleships would ccst something
like a million sterling an hour; and
that a naval war between England,
France, and Russia would cost u sum
of money equal to the market value of
every inch of English soil.
Atlanta, Ga., Doc. 8. ���By a   Mite of  bought   by the   Continent,    llannan's
211 to I.",, tho Senate   today,   state   pro- ' Brown  Hill  and  Extended are lower.
hihition was defeated.
I There has been a fair business  sprung   glad
Johnny   sobbing:    "Does   it re-ally
h-b hurt \mi to whip  me, mamma?
Ma:   "Yes,    n,y    son;   very   much
more than it hurts you. "
Johnny (drying his eyes);  "I'm so
\ NELSON DAILY MINER. SATURDAY, DECEMBER
9. 1899-
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per yoar, foreign    2 60
Subscription i invariably in advance.
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NELSON. B. C.
Telephone   No.   144.
ELECTION BOH'OES.
be gall aud wormwood to Mr. Groen-
way to reflect that the Frenoh whom
he despoiled of two constituencies
some years ago, because of his distrust
of them, were tlio only pooplo among
whom he made gains in the contest
that resulted in his overthrow.
The three Wmnipegs returned two
Conservatives and one Liberal. The
Conservative majorities aggregated
_70; the Liberal majority was 115,
leaving a net Conservative majority all
over the city of 164; This is an in
Ofease of 1)8 over Mr. Hugh J. Maedon-
ald's majority in 1896,when he defeated Mr, Joseph Martin. Mr. Isaac
Campbell will not be anxious to have
that Winnipeg by-election for the Federal Piii'liument come off while the
people aro in their present temper.
On Thursday night there was no ono
iu Manitoba, not even Mr. Greenway
himself, who watched the election returns with keener interest or greater
anxiely than Mr. Clifford Sifton, tbe
Minister of the Interior in tbe Laurier
Government. Through dishonor and
treachery he got himself translated
from Winnipeg to Ottawa, engaging to
hold the West for tho Liberals, He
procured tho lean of The Free Piess
newspaper from tho Canadian Pacific
Company, for whose benefit it was
filched from ils rightful owner, Mr.
Luxton, and imported a stuff plonged
to his service. The constituency
he represents in the Federal Parliament is made up us nearly as possible
of the local ridings of Avondale, Brandon City, North Brandon, South Brandon, Deloraine, Lansdowne, Souris,
Turtle Mountain, and Virden. These
nino ridings on Thursday elected four
Government supporters with majorities aggregating 20(1, and five Opposition members whose majorities aggregate 269. Mr. Sifton thus saw himself beaten in his own constituency by
1)3 voteB. Ho may think he is stronger
in those nine ridings than Mr. Greenway, but if so ho is mistaken ; he may
think Sir Wilfrid Laurier is stronger
than Mr. Greenway, bnt again he
wonld be mistaken. The Liberal vote
in tbe Fedeial riding of Brandon, represented by Mr. Sifton, and which
elected only four Local members out
of nine, was at its strongest 011 Thursday until somo entirely new conditions
shall arise. Partly because ho has been
found ont, partly because he is associated with a party who have broken
every plodge on which they were
elected to power, he has lost the West,
is himself discredited, and has utterly
destroyed for years the value of The
Free Press as a commercial property.
We suspect, before tbey are through
with him, the leaders at Ottawa will
realise they have had an extremely
dear bargain in Mr. Sifton.
Thero ie no doubt of Mr. Green-
way's defeat, bnt it is not
sure that Mr. Macdonald has support enough to insure the sttfat} of
tho Government he will bo called
upon to form. We do not think there
need be any upprehension on this
score. He has two of a majority in
any case, and in the very likely event
of bis carrying one of the elections to
be held next week,; he will have four.
Four in a House of forty thoroughly
disciplined members will do if better
cannot be obtained. But there is better in prospect. Tho member-elect
for Sprinfield, Mr. Smith, is by instinct and training i\ Conservative, although a supporter of the Oreenway
Government . The truth is he is a
professional Government supporter.
He supportod Mr. Norquay uutil he
gave way for Dr. Harrifion ; ho supported Dr. Harrism until defeated by
Mr. Greenway; he supported Mr.
Greenway during all tho timo he wns
in office, and now that ho has beon defeated there is no doubt he iH willing
to transfer his allegiance to his successor. Tho French Liberal member for
La Vcrandrye, Mr. Lagiimdiero, is a
man of great moderation. He would
faithfully follow the fortunes of his
Federal leader, Sir Wilfrid, but he
does not feel the same obligation to
Mr. Greenway. He does not lovo turmoil, and if bis vote shall be necessary to avert another crisis it can bo
reckoned upon with confidence. There
is every likelihood that Mr. Macdonald will begin his Ministerial career
with a ranjoiily of eight.
Mr Hespelcr, the German Consul nt
Winnipeg but a loyal British subject,
made the pluckiest fight of the Manitoba campaign. Ho went into Rosen-
feldt, a purely Menuoiiitc constituency,
and faced the old inemler, Winkler, a
Mennonite, and a man of large interests and influence, beating him by a
majority of nine.
Says The Columbian: "Now Sir
Charles Tupper hns tho effrontery to
stump Manitoba in person nnd call upon the people to endorse him and his
party, practically without regard to
local iysues. Wo shall see how this
impertinence will be answered at the
polls."    We hope it saw.
PRESCRIPTIONS
The purity nf the Drugs and Medicines
admiuistered to the patient is the most
essential element in the successful treatment ul disease. Prescriptions arc compounded by us from absolutely Pure
hriiKs in perfect condition, ai.d the physician's skill will not be nullified by old
and Impotent drags.
(>ur Btocli 8 of requisites for '
The Toilet
The Nursery
The Sick Room
Are complete.   Your patronage solicited.
Nurses'  Directory.
Kor the convenience of Physicians nnd
Nnrp"S, wo have established a Nurses'
Directory, and in order lo have it complete, request all Nurses to send in or call
and leave I heir names  and  addresses.
H. F. M'LEAN
Dispensing Chemist
TolephanaUS.     r>, O. Bo* 225.    Baker Street.
Mail Orders Promptly Attonded To.
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." .
SEE
OUR
Prices
Lower
Than
Ever
DOLLS
and
TOYS
I
There aro three purely French constituencies in Manitoba, Carillon, La
Verandryo, anil St. Bnniface, all represented in tho last Legislature by
Conservative French-Canadians, as a
protest against the Government's
school policy. Anticipating trouble
With the French, Mr. Greenway and
Mr. Joseph Martin long ago manipulated tha constituencies so as to reduce
the five in which they had a controlling influence to these tbreo. On
Thursday they returned two Government supporters and one Opposition.
These were the only gains mado by Dm
Government, Such a result nionns
that tbo Frenoh Catholics of the Province havo finally and absolutely accepted the sohool settlement.    Hut it must
Tliomsoii Staiioiiery Go., Lift.
NELSON, B. C.
NEW   SUITS
Well Made
Perfect Fitting
Prices Low
k
TERMS   CASH.
K00TENAYC0FFEE CO
Our Fresh Roasted Coffee of Best
Qualify, ns follows:
Java and Arabian Mooha, por pound,, ...$ 10
Java and Mooha Blend, 8 pounds.  1 Oil
Fine Santos, ipounds  ... 100
Saul ob Blend, 6 pounds  1 00
Our Special Blond, 6 pounds  1 00
Our Rio Roast, 8 pounds  1 DO
A TIIIAI, OltlH it SOLICITED.
Salesrooms :
2 DOORS EAST OF ODDFELLOWS
BLOCK, W.  BAKER ST.
JNfELSON, - B.  C.
Nelson  Harness Shop
The   largest   stock
anil L,rrc;ilest vatic
��������' "il" '"L/'i^, ami greatest varie-
OV-^smWA ty of Harness,Sad-
IWjfi^pfp 'lies,Collars,Blank-
I WjP M els' etc ' kePl '"
'   WW Iho   Koolenay.    A
- eall    always    con-
:s.     Mall Street, Nelson.
J. M. LUDWia.
Select your
TOYS
1 SATURDAY'S        I
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li   UlOt!
0\
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on  9
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(Tl 111   *.  ?1 f)    ' j'  7>
B Assorted Peels, per ID.  ��� -  *
Corals,new stent, 9 MM
Ctaei Raisins, new steel, 91.181
A Fell Assoriment if mw
Just   Received.
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����"N _ Caldwell, s
Telephone 134. . *j
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''OV-
"CO-^rRfiTr
"STQ
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TADDY &. CO.
ESTABLISHED 150 YEARS LOllUOn,    Ef"l����.
"ORBIT      Brand and
PREfllER Navy Cut Tobaccos.
Aocnts fob Canada , JAMES TURNER _ CO.. Hamilton, Ont.
"till-* 1|> T.l,-|i||,������. x���
J3 !i   Von  Wlllll     ,
' as* ��b  Pale Ale.
. r 11) ,c=s! Foreign Stout
3"e-vry"s   Golden   Amber
Ale,
SchSi&x  Milwaukee Beer.
Pi.'Vitiji'oi; Prew/ery Porter.
Poijii-iioi)    Preu/ery  India Pale Ale.f
Hi Ihenbov-r gondii In PIVTDorQIIAHTg
���oi,i i,.i iii,, no 11 i.i;, DOZEN, CASE or iiiii
It ll.
PATENT VAPOlt
AND   MEDLCAL  BATH
mostefflcaolous in check in^ disease nnil
preserving h-ulih, highly recommend
uil ny Iho Medical   Faculty   ivmi  profes-
Bionftl nurses.   Ono bath will break up
the moat severe cold-
Imperial Silverware
The best goods on the market, beautiful designs, and every article guaranteed for ton year*-..
Chautauqua ComHuatiou 'Writing Desk
and Drawing Board.
The  best Kindergarten   Combination
OVOr  Invehted   fur children  or young I
people.   Fully furnished   wilh inst rue* ''
tion book, crayons, etc., invaluable for
home oduc-tion-
Wholesale Houses.
NELSON, B. C.
AERATED AND MINERAL WATERS
THORPE & CO., I-.mitki��.   (orner Ver
non  anil  Cedar  Streets,  Nolson, man
factuiers of and wholesale deaiers in  aerated
waters and Iron syrups,   Sole a^outs for 11a
cjon Spring, mineral water.
NELSON S   DA WATER FACTOR*
--.s. M. Cutnunns, Lea.-,- *.   Even know n
varie j   of soft drinks.   _>, O.  Hox H8    Tele
phone No 81. Ik-ox or Street. Nelson Ho'.t lei s
of the Kamous St. Loon Hot Springs Mineral
VV aier.
The Silverware and DPSkPare most suimble
for I'hri-linas prosonts. Call and inspee goods
a' my office, II ill street between Haker and
Vernon.
JOHN  BLANEY,   B��tl&h Solum
bia.
CIGARS
l/OOTENAY C(GAR MFG., CO.-i'"
Ut'uCl
Hello" brand of cigars
ner tiakci anu HaU --iree,.s. Nelson, m
ut'.ict\irer- uf " lto>al  .Seal " and  " 1-Luoiein
COMMlSoiON McHCHANTS
H.J
J.   EVANS  &       O.     lUr.r'l'.-r  I'rJL'l,  .\ .1
Sim,  W11 u u.--.llr.' tl.l.rrrs ill llilllll .--.  ,.-ir^   i,
CBUieilt, lii'u 1, rr-'li uml lu-uoir), wuLur pipounu
sierri runs nnd g n mi uumui Hsioii mor in,.in.
We  have several snaps   in   House
property: j       GRAIN, HmY A.^id 0_k.-A,__
:i Kooms and uttlo, Slots, oornor Stanley..gl.ftio ! ������^~  _. ."Trr.
I Kooms,Slots, lovely situation;..,     1,0001 ORACKMANrfiKLri MILLING Cj.
mm I
l.l.Ml'IMl,.     Ir'l'UIlL SlfOUt,   .\UISJ11,    Will
li Kooms Vornon Btroot, 2 lots; OiOellent . ... I "P.'JjI'Sfc. JWIajA Ifcdmontou, _\ tytorja ait.
value  1,950
li ltoo- s. down town new, all eonvenitn-
ccs. I'unleil al. ��:10   2.15''
8 lioimis lni'K'e   vorandah,  2  lota,  dead
cheap 8,800
8 Kooms, all oonvonionoes, 2 lots, new...   2,tK)ii
GEORGE   GURD,
With F. L  Oki.kk,
MARA  BLOCK    BAKER   ST-
Real Estate b Mines-
New Westminster,    Elovutors on Calgary &.
Edmonton Itaihvay.
GEO.   F-   MOTION.     Whol._-.HlM  Hav,
Ur.iin ami . ecd.   bpeciul tiuotation    ou
e..iload Kits to all
uolena;  point,-,
GROCERIES
A MACDONALD & CO Uon.er Vur-
��� no., and Jubophiuo btreets, whole-ale
Kro t-rs and Jobber, in biurets, ^-luve-, init:s.
nooL��,  rubber.-, maokinaws and  miners' sun*
. __   JNAY aUPPi-Y CO   i imiji i.
VTernon street, ,sei>o., import is, Hholc
sale grocers.
FRESH Ar*D 3AuT MtATS
PBU^NS A CO    Haker .-ircel,   Nei-.m,
���   wliule-iilo  dealers in fie-b and eure'i
ruO'its,   C-ld storage.
WtST KOOTENAY BUTCHER CO
-Haker street >> Ibon.   u holooalodoul
ersinfre hand cured mem.s.
(
We will store them
for you till Xmas
Eve.
Drug &
BOOl 60.
Opera House Store.
BANKERS AND BROKERS.
dEO.SKALLER&CO.
ECONSOL, STOCK EXCH ANOE BLDQ.
60-62 Brodway,    New York
LOTS OF MONEY
oan be made toUKh speculation with depo��ll HARDWARE _ MINING SUPPLil-S
of $80.00 [thirty doltftra] upward [or 8 per cent. __\ BYEhS a OO. Oorner Iiakor md
margin upward] on stoi'k Exoliango. n.   Joueptilno Btroew,   Nolson,   wholosali
Thoareatesl fortunes have beon madethrough 'i1"',!:;!'",;,','. .i^l",',"';:. C'r,'"'""'"  *'tl',I'L""f ���
spooulations in Stooks, Wheator Cotton. agents roi uiani i uwaoi uo.
If youars Interested to know how specula- \/A!s'COUVEf?   HARDWARE   GO'Y.
tions are oonducted notify us and wo will sond ��   1l'l'>lln;"  uakor sireot, Nelson,   whole-
yrru  ini'ei'iiialiun  ami  market letter free of "aledoolers In haruware aud mining suppllos,
^lm!.j,0_ plumbers ami tinsmitnssupplies,
Usual commissions oharged for exeouting   MELSON HARD-VARE  OO.^Vhoio
ordora. '~   sale i.alnU nud oils.
Govcrnmont, .>lnnl Ipnl and ItxIlrniHl
bonds qaotatlnns furnished on application for
puvohaso, sale or exrli niKe.
LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.
 -^=  XURNER-   BEtTON   &   CO.   Corner
0_        nl_v-n. __.._������m��� rl     Verm,n  anrl Juseunine dtreots,  Nel.-iin
T\         I        HTI^?TQ!,T,T^I, wholesale ilealem iii liquors olgars and drs
���     JJ.     Ui     VJXIXVjIIJIIXj gooils.   Agoufcifor PabSb Brewing Co. of Mil-
GENERAL   BROKER
Money to Loan
\\a kee and Calgary lirewlngOor of Uhlgaiy
HUDSON'S 3aY OO.-�� holisalo �� "-
eei'ie.s ami llquors,c e., Baker St,, Nelson,
PROVISIONS, PRODUCE & FRUITS
Collections   So I icited _^jg^���_%^^s^^w
FOR   SALE.
A 14-rooui house (new), rented
nt $10 per month	
An 8-iu(iin Im hi! (now), two
corner lots	
(Both AI ImysJ	
dealers in provisions, cuiTil meals, Lutler and
eggs.
J8.000
SASH AND DOORS
I Doors West Dominion F/xpress OfBce
NELSON    SAW    AND     PLANING
MILLS,   i.i.mitku  corner Front  ami
2,7(1(1  Hall Btreois, Nelson, manufacturers uf ami
wholesale dealers in sash ai d doors; all kindH
of factor* work inado io order.
ACETYLENE GAS
Nelson Cleaning and Dyeinp \/A^JSo^,^^fl8^'^.
Establishment. .^Xtino^r1 " u'""""" Amtylc"��
S. 1). P1ERKB Prop.
Ladies' and Gents' ClothlnR cleana I! assayer-s supplies
dvod   -iltert-d and roniired _V F* TE-TZEL/St CO -Ooruor Bakor
uycu, .uurtu ,niu rLp.ureu. V����  and .loseuhlii  street*. Nelson, whole-
SATISFACTION  GUARANTEED l*'lll: diiiilers in a-sayor's supplies.  AgunUi for
Bear ..r ��'.���rhr n.,ioi.                     m-jxix "'"''���'''I." (lay i ... of Do ivor. Colorado.
Hudson's Bay Stores
West Baker St., Nelson.
Telephone 13.
AND SOO LI.\E.
The direct route from
KOOTENAY COUNTS!
to all iiniiiis
EAST   and   WEST.
l'"ii'-i ���( i ,i- Sleepers on nil trains Irom
ItEV ELSTOK h & KOOTENAY LDli,
TOURIST CARS pna�� Medicine Hat
ii.v   i'i' Si. Pa.nl, Sundays uml Wednesdays  for    Toronto,    Fridays   for
Monti,al uml Huston.
*-iini" cais pus*, Revelstoke one day
earlier)
CONNECTIONS
To -nul from Kobson, Rosslnnd.
Kx. Sun. Ex. Sue.
7.10 I.v. NELSON A i' 111.40
18.00 L-v.daily NELSON daily Arr.21.40
Morning friiin eonn��.cts ( r nil points
in  BOUNDARY COUNTRY.
Evening train connects t" snd from
Main Li' e and points north, and lex,
s.i .| i'opi all point- in BOUNl'ARl
COUNTRY.
KOOTENAY RIVER ROUTE,
Daily. Str. Moyie           l'"1')'.
23.00 I.v. NELSON        Arr. 111.20
Oonnects Kooteuay   Landing oil'1
Crow's Nest Brauch tiniiiH both wnys.
K.OOTEN _YLAKE-KASLO ROUTE.
Kx. Hun. sir. Koknnee Ex. Sun
liiili) Lv. NKI.SON        Arr. 11.01)
Tue., Tiiiii-., Snl., to Aigenta and
ret., leaving Knslo nl 2l)k.
SANDON ANDSLOOAN POINTS.
Ex. Sun. fx, Sun.
0.00 I.v. NELSON Ar, U.��
4 hrs NKLSON lr, ROSSLAND li)��4
For rates and full luforniation nililross nonr
e��t local iiKuni, or
C 10. BEASLBY Oity Passenger Agcni
H, W. DHKW, Agent, Nelstn
W. P. ANDERSON, B. ���'- COYU*,
Trav, TanH. AffeDt,
Nelf-n
A"'i>. p. _��"���*.
Vanfriivr
Fraternity  Hall   TAELORIIMO
Cor iiniicr a u ni.v Its, OI  F ifi, i\i i t*_ *^��
,:,���, i���. rented for Concert-,, Lectures.  ^--tMWIWU        .
DiiiK-is, Banquets nnd every kind o( en   REPAIRtiMO
tiTluinin. nt.    (ior.il niitc-i'.niiiis,   clonk "" r " * ���* ' *y *""
i ins, Kitchen and liming room fur- i . __.
nlshe-T.   For term, apply ARTHIIR   GEE,
DR. E. O. ARTHUR   City | Opposite Ularke Hotel,       Uerclianl Tailor. I
S__o_____r_e_F___[\8_A
Northern\_tY___
Mellon & Fort
SheppardJRV'
Red RjJojuntaln_.R'v-
Tbe onlv   ���11   rail   route w|tho��l
change of enrs hetwoen Nelsou a,
Roesfand and Spokane and Rossland
(DAILY.
Lv.   0.16 a.m. NEL��ON.Ar.6.2n)P.J;
Lv. 11 25 i... in. ROSSLAND A'';
Lv!  816a.m. SPOKANE A.-.0-if'i>"'-
Train Ibat leaves Nelson it 9jj*ffi
makes clone oonueotions ��t Hpoaa"
nil  Const I'liints. ���,���lRoiinJ*
Passengers for Kettle River��J��g��,
ary Creek.conneel at Msrens witB""^
Pnih.
H.A.JACKSON,G.P.*T^
H|iokane   W��"
0  EC, TAOKARtTRY,
Agent,Nelson, _��� v >
NELSON DAILY MINER, SATURDAY,   DECEMBER 9,  1899
WHAT NELSONITES MIHsED.
How Old-Timers  Lost Fortunes By an
Expert's Bad Report.
"In yonr odd tnlks with  old-timers,
I see you allude to the fact that the
nig properties of that earnp would not
be in tbe hands of Nelson men were it
not that we were given to understand,
on tlie authority of an expert, thnt
pome of, the lngRcst mines that are
there today wore praolically no good."
The speuker wus an old-timor, and he
continued: "I huve in my possession
tho original report made in September, 18H0, by George ii. Kllis, u mining expert and oneinist, nnil antlior ut
"The Iron Uiih if the World.' Mr.
Kllis -was engaged by n party of us
here in Nelson to go over to Risslnnd.
examining tin; country and -report to
us wli.it he thought of it. He guve us
a very lengthy report, whioh wound
up ibis wny:
" 'The principal conclusions that I
hnve arrived at us tbe result of the
time spent in tlio c.inip, and thn assay
work dono sin o, nre us follows:
" 'I.���That the ore it the bottom nf
the Center Star is not appreciably
richer tban it a us a low feet nearer
tho surface, either in silver or in gold
contents; neither bus the refraotoiy
character of thu oie improved to uny
practical extent.
" 'IL���Thut llie .losie claim is practically u fiaotion of a claim, on account of its short length, of the overlap
on it of the War Engln at the north
end, and of lhe Lo Roi ut tbe south
end.
" 'III.���That there are two veins
(and probably three) on the ground
marked out by the Josio stakes, but
that the assnvs hitherto obtained from
the Josio (und indeed from all tho
other claims suvo tbo Centre Star) are
no indication of tbo vulue of tho ore
body below. In other words, the
gold present is not a part nnd parcel
of tbo oro body.
" 'IV.���Thut tbe refractory character of the ore so near surface is in a
groat measure due to the slag flow-
forming in some claims throe floors-
native sulphur wns frequently seen in
close proximity to this clinker.
" 'V.���Thut the ubsence of loose-
grained rlioritic, born-blende und
folspnthi:- rooks, or of loose, drusj
quartz���the rock ptesent being hard,
fine-grained, and tough���is unfavorable for productive ore deposits.
"'VI.���That if a moderate oiler he
mado for the Josie, the same should
be aocepted,
" ' VII. ���That if further work be done
ou tbo claim, the same lie confined to
Biuking plumb down in the centre of
the present shaft (or open cut) the sole
consideration being to obtain depth on
tho oro body without worrying about
the width or walls of tbe same.
" 'VIIl.��� That the floor of the Josie
shnft is little, if any, below the sur-
faeo of the real ore body.
'"IX ���That the oro deposit of the
Colombia is probably the same ns tbat
II tho Centre Star Probably, because
the amount of cover in the intervening
distance rendering it impossible to
prove tiie continuity of ibis oro in the
short time at my disposal.
' 'X. ��� That there is no indicium) ut
present of the richer part Of llio oie
being divided from tbe poorer by well-
defined bouudnr.cH; the oro available ut
present is of no pruotioal value as a
source of antimony, Smelting, pur et
simple, is therefore tbe only mode of
treating it.
" 'XL���That tbo Columbia claim is
likely to be as valuable ns any <>f tho
better-known properties, but Ibis is
not very high praise
" 'Krom tbo above, you will of
course, see that I huve but Utile faith
in the future of the district ns an
whole; 80-fest additional depth ou
tbe Josie, Centre Star, or Lo Hoi
ought to enable 0110 to givo a positive
answer to tho question. The sacks of
ore taken fiom tho Josie were carefully sorted and were, therefore, by no
means nn average, such as would be
obtained by working the deposit in a
proper fashion, From the samples I
took, tbo average value of the ore in
gold nnd silver is not over spin, with
six to eight por cent, copper. Tbo richest oro is close to tho hanging wall,
but I do not expect it to retain its
value to auy depth.'"
AT THE HOTEL HUME.
H. J. Wilson, Last Chance miun; F.
Forrester, Montreal ; P. Boss, Hamilton ; <i. A. Mitchell, Rossland i H.
Martin, Hamilton; Fred F. Mackuy,
Kaslo; VV. W. Fallows, Sandon; Ernest
Mansiield, Treudwell Hold miues; G,
H. Byoanl, New Denver: ILL T llaul-
tnin, Vellowstono ininn;F. 0. Rowan,
Omaha: Frank DioKSOn, Vimi". Frank
Rao, Seattle; W. li. Boir, Camp M ns-
Held;!'. M, Hunt, Bimiiingt.m rails;
0, O. Donnell, Kusln; Thomas. _.
Armitstenil, Spokane! H. J. Walker,
Toronto; H A. Small, Vancouver;
Walter Davidson, Toronto; u. li. wh-
kio, H. W. Atkinson, Rossland,
LOCAL A1ND PERSONAL
Tho new registry Office is -louring
completion. Tho roof was finished
yesterday.
There wns nothing in Police Coii'l
yesterday mormng-uot even the ordinary drunk or vag.
It is said when the Hoard of Trade
have more faults available thev will
arrange for a cabinet to display the
ore collection.
Ward Bros, have snid lots 5, (1, and
i, block, 81, on Water Street to Mrs
Ada Elizabeth Clayton for $'50.
The man with the scraper was not
in evidence yesterday. His presence
is badly needed at the street crossings.
A. Macdonald & Co intend erecting
a warehouse on the comer of Front
and Hull Streets, and Messrs, Ewart
<fc Carrie are about to call for tenders
thetofor.
The Royal Hotel people are still
grieving over the loss of their nickel-
iu-the-slot machine; It was stolon
some nights ago and has not since
turned up.
Tom Collins has sold out bis nickel
in the slot machines to Tom Stevenson.
He says that the hoys hnve got on to
their curves,nnd that there is no longer
any money in them,
The Braokman & Kor Milling Co.
are calling tor tenders for exoavating
in view of additions to their ware-
house. Increasing business calls for
more accommodation.
There wub considerable interest tak'n
in the Manitoba elections yesterday,
nnd considerable money' changed
hands, the Greenway men betting live
to one and losing heavily.
There will be n sitting nf the Board
of Licensing Commissioners on the
lath inst. There arr' nineteen applications to come before tbo board,seven of
which are from Ymir, tlnee irom
Kuskonook and one from Nolson.
Messsrs. Ewart & Carrie are getting
out the plans for a large warehouse
nnd cold storage plant for J. V. Griffin
& Co. Ir will he built fronting the
0. P. R. truck west of tho Lawrence
Haul ware Company's warehouse.
Arrangements have been perfected
for thn'Rinoker tonight, which is be-
imv cot up tn entertain the railway ex-
CUl'Sion people who return from thn
Boundary Country tonight Tbo Nelson Minstreals will bold forth, and a
lot of other local talent bas been so-
cured.
In the Baptist Church tomorrow
morning Mr. Rose's sribjeut will be
"The Good Fifibt," In the evening
he will preach a sermon esnociully for
those who are doubters. The subject
being "The Bible, True or False, Living or Dead, God Given or Man Made
-Which?"
Managing Director Pollett, of the
American Eagle Gold Mining Co.,
operating the Nevada and other properties nt Ymir, was in town yesterday. Mr. Pollett reports that everything is going well at tbe mine, and
prophecies that it will be a shipper in
the near future.
Tho building for the stamp null at
the Yellowstone mine bas been finished and everything is now ready
for the machinery which is in waiting
at Salmo ft has been detained for
somo ii.no by tlio state of the roads,
but will bo hauled up to tho mine as
soon as the snow flies.
Tbo Presbyterian candle has burned
its course. It gavo its light for 72
hours, ii3 minutes. Dr. Isabel Arthur
won the prize, a bear.tifnl lump. Her
guess wns 7:2 hours, so tbat she only
missed the exact figures by less thau
an hour. Mrs. Goepel came next.
She timed the pillar of greuso to burn
74 hours.
There is still no word as to who is
awarded the contract for the building
of the C. P. R. brunch lino to Balfour. Local contractors are beginning to feel uneasy ou the point and
some of them think that the work hns
been given to an eastern outfit, and
that the next they will know of it
will be when the lowest man comes
here to do the job.
Work wns yesterday commenced oil
lhe laying of the sidewalk at Mr Mud-
don's new block on Ward street. According to resolution of the Citv
Council the sidewalk is only to bo
lniri as far as Inn alleyway nt the rear
f the Monk. There is a geuernl feeling that to make the walk a public
convenience it should be laid clear
through to   Victoria Street.
A number of mine owners from the
Nelson and Slocan district leave town
this morning to attend a meeting in
Rossland, the result of which will be,
it is hoped, to settle "the differences
which exist between themselves and
ihe mon. There was a conference held
in Sandon a few days ago. at which
ceitain concessions on both sides wete
suggested, and today's meeting will
settle the matter.
A strike of good lookinsg copper ore
has been made on the Lsst Chance, on
Toad Mountain, by the long cross cut
tunnel which is lining driven to lap
the vein at depth Tho presence nf
Ibis oro body was unsuspected, und
considerably enhances the value of tbe
mine. The mine is operated by the
Nelsm Copper Fields Cmnpanv, Mr.
R. 0 Oamphell-Johnston being the
consulting engineer.
The returns of thn last shipment of
Exchequer second class ore havo been
received und give gold values of $20
per ton This is Ihe third shipment
of ore, of about 20 tons each, thnt the
Exchequer mines have shipped  to the
Hull    Mines   smelter   and   they   have
demonstrate I thut the average value of
the ore is *H> per ton. As Exchequer
oro is freo milling, these values leave
a very lnrge margin of profit, and the
mine has only to keep on going in lhe
good wny it has started to make ils
neighbor, the Athabasca, look to its
laurels,
The voters list for the approaching
Municipal elections is lining prepared
ut tho Citv Hull The exact number
��� qualified voters is not yet known,
but it will total considerably over lhat
of last year.    A   few other names were
mentioned vesterdny ns probable candidates for " tbo mayoralty. Among
these nre Dr. Hull,Mr. Liimonte of The
Canada Drug nnd Book Company, Dr.
Arthur, nnd Mr. Jnines Luwrcnor.
Then 'there ure Mr. F. Fletcher nud
Mr. John Houston who will nsl; the
voters to decide ns to their respective
merits for the offloe, There will lie u
hot time in tho old town thut night.
The bull given bv the employes of
the Granite mine lust night at Kiater-
nily Hull was a great success.    By the
afternoon train upwards of sixty of the
miners enme In und ninny of them
busied IhomHel-'os iu preparing the
hull room and the supper room, the
result being that both v.ere a credit.
Mts Hurvy, Mrs Williams ami Mrs
I'. M.iiihnrt were ill utieiiiliincr' us
chaperons,while tho reception commit-,
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* CHRISTMAS   PRICES   COMMENCE  TODAY!
������������������������ ������������������f
WINTER  FOOT  COVERING  OF  ALL   KINDS
At   Our   Siorl.
ICE   CREEPERS   MAKE   WALKING   EASY!
Why not  gel  a pair from  us ?
LILLIE   BROTHERS,   THE   LEADING   SHOEISTS.
<*+rr*r*r*ri/w*rr****ts/*+fir**<^^
tee. composed ns follows, left nothing
undone to make all comers happy:
Messrs. VV. R, Ernst, Robt. Paterson,
G. B, Prosser, W. A. Duncan, 0. H
Manhart, W. 1). Murphy and Fred
Smith. Dancing starterl shortly after
!l o'clock, and was kept r.p with spirit
till an advanced hour in the morning
to excellent music,,
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*       FOR   GROCERIES      4
i       AND   CROCKERY
|      SEE-     ����������
Geo.B
Twentieth
Century
Jr-u   fa    ��*sUs TTUd
qju^MftJsU/
The most modern tools,
machinery and knowledge
are used in our Repairing
Department. Absolutely
no risk. Satisfaction, or
money refunded.
Patenaude Bros
Watchmakers,
COAL!   COAL!
Great Reduction!
<il&___g&_, $9.65 Per Ton
CROW'S  NEST
COAL
$6.15 p
er
on
DELIVERED,
Nelson,
B. C.
C.W.WEST&CO.
TKI.RI'IIOVK s:i
1
l'S
Young Men, Become Your
Own Assayers-
Three months will loach you Assaying for
Cold, Silver, Copper. This department is tn
ciuuvc of Prof, autor. Honor Graduate of
McGill University,
Live and learn now, cheaper than Ton now
live.
Board and Instruction in Assaying, all for
twenty-six dollars por month.
Write to the Priuoipal,
Rev.J.W.SiPPRELL,B.A.B.D.
Now Westminster,
All classes of looming may lie had in this,
th.' only Coll ko of its kntil iu llie West.
"Joy cometh ill the morn."'
lAV  THE STAR
uUl, BAKER. . .
Comes any time of  tho day with
his specialty,
Home Made Bread
A~-k your Grocer for it.    These
Grocers carry it :
KIRKPATRICK & WILSON.
|. A.  IRVING & CO.
MORRISON & CALDWELL.
liASl  END GROCERY.
GEO.  BELL ���  CO.
T. A. SCANLAN.
COLE'S GROCERY, Hume Add,
HUMPHREYS & PITTOCK.
Waverly
Hotel
N ELSON, B. C.
BOARD AND ROOMS AT
REASONABLE PRICES,
NEXT DOOR TO OPERA HOUSE.
You omi snve money by
liuying your
Plate, Sheet and Ornamental
Glass from
R. H. WILLIAMS, Nklson, Agent for
J.   W.  MELLOR-
VICTORIA, B.O.
QUESTION:
ANSWER:
What  shall   I  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 hav: shelves heavily laden with Gifts already put
away for the coming 25th of December, i8gq.
Christmas Prices!    Goods must be soldi   Inspection solicited.
P. 0. Box K and W. Telephone 10. Baker Street
KIRKPATRICK  &   WILSON.
P. BURNS & CO.
Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants
HEAD OFFICE NELSON, B. C.
_._*- ���������������������� *_M>
DRESSMAKING
Costumes made for all
occasions   at    .
Mrs.   McLaughlin's
Josephine Street, near Bakor*
Branch Markets in Rowland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo
Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.
OrderB by mall to any branch will have careful and prompt attention.
NELSON WINE CO.,
whero you can  depend on getting the best !
brands in tin market ano uny quantity from \
10c. Up,   Prices cannot be disputed,
'PHONE J��:t.
Bennett's Improved   LUMBER.
Safety Fuse
Frank A. Tamblyn, Mgr.,        'As    Supplied     British    Admiralty
Baker Street,
Nelson
White Countered
G-utta Perclia.
Delivered to an any point on
Kootenay Lake.
I have a complete stock
on hand of
ROUGH ANO
DRESSED LUMLEU,
SHINGLES.
MOULDINGS, SASH W'lti
INSIDE FINISH.
COAST  FLOORING
and
FIXISHFD LUMBER.
risk    Irom    firing   fuse
i Everything to recommend it,
Ask your denier for Ihem.
Manufactured by
William Bennett Sons k Co.
Cambourne, Cornwall, England.       J.    A.     SAYWARD.
NOTICE TOJDREDITORS.
In tho matter of tho "Companies Winding Up
Act. IM," and In the matter of tho "Nelson1
Poorman Gold Mining Company, Limited," -"   Ia.,..     vr        n       i ti       i
Notice wWoby given that at an oxtrnordin-   VV 111    JN Ot    ul'clC-_   Ol   JjlOOiKi
ary general mooting of the Nelson Poormn i ]  ���
Gold Mining Company, Limited, hnld Novero*        ,.      ,      , r    *       u ,i
bor 17th, 1899, duly convoi.od, a ap^cial resolu-       Absolutely sale  in all   Weather
tion requiring the aaid company 10 bn wound rondition-3
up wan duly pa��ged; which resolution at a sub j conamons.
sequeni extraordinory gent-ral mooting ot tho 	
sitiii company, also dub convened?, and held on ' -��        ,    ..��� ,  n   n .     ..   ,   ,
2_33__sa__vt�� Pope s Mrs Saiaty Mai
of Vancouver Province ��-' Brit'sh < olumbia,
im liquidator and Charles 0, Bennett nf the I Minimizes
same [dure as Inspector, fortho purposes uf thu
v\ Inding ui) were coitflrmod,
Not ire Is alsogUon (nu'suant to "< lotnpanfes
Winding Up Act, 18a8" section 10), thai the I
creditors of and others having claims upon the ;
snid company, aro required on or before tho 10th
day or January, a. D��� i'.hio to send their nnmoa !
and addresses, the pari Iculars nf heir debts or,
claims an i the nature of tho securities, if any, !
held h\  them to   William Murray Botsford,
MercbnnuV Ha- k uf Hnllfax, Vancouver, B,��'.,
tho liquidator of tho said company.
Notion Is furthor given that after roch lasi
mentioned date the said liquidator will proceed
todlstrlbuto tho as-uts or tlio mild comp-my
among tho parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims of which lie shall then
Dated al Vanaouicr, B. ('., DecOth, 18W.
OSBOKNK PLUNKKTT,
Maohtnnon Building, Granville street, Vancouver, H. U-
Botlottor fur the Mild Liquidator,
Shareholders In the said company  are re*
quested to forthwith forward their share cer-
uneaten to tho -aid liquidator inordor tint th"
d sirtbutlon accurlng thereon may bo speedily i
adjusted.
Mill at PILOT BAY,
lards, NELSON and LAHDO
HEAD   OFFICE
isri��iriSO_cT_
ROWLAND MACHIN,
Qenorni Aki-iii for Canada.
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LAWRENCE  HARDWARE
DMribntlng Aicm*.
Every Man
CO.
I BUYANYTHING
MISCELLANEOUS
Advertisements Inserted under this head at
the rat   of one cent a word per Insertion,   No
advertisement taken for less thnn -.v-cunts.
0, A- PROSSER,   Manager.
...L. POGUE...
HarneBH ami  Saddlery
'I'll,' knrllirK -llir|r.   1,,11'Kn
.uii'k. Ilo-i   Kiortod atook
on Imii'i. Hu'lir-HH. C'ol-
lr��� ul br",l nirkkuH, Ha'l-
,11,'H.      IllllllkrrU,       Hulls
\vhip��, Bnulioa, Oombi,
(III!
Prloe, niiii-fnrtirr)'.
(���ll i.r.il -<���,'.
I'or.  Want   mill   lluk,rr
-In r-l-
XBNDERH WANTED.���For Kxi'uvat-
niu.    Applv   to   tho   Bruikiiiiiii-Kii'
Milliim Co.,'Ltd,   Front  Btreet,   Nelson, ii C
Kioin iikIoiuii boat
In a lmliy'n rattle.
Everything lmn a
value at my store.
likes to (Irom iu Fashionable and
Nice Fitting Qnrtnenti if be "an
do Hr, ui ii reasonable price. My
Fall and Winter Samples aro now
complete in Uuitings, Overcoat! *gi
uml Fancy Vesting*, Give tor r
call uml I will quote you prn/s
tbat will astonish von.
Ladles' i ni'iiin/,  in   nil   lis
brandies, a specialty,
Stevens 11-
PROSSER,
Rooms I and 11
ClemenU-Hlllyer Block
Ward St., Bet. Baker and Victoria., NelsOU Employment AgeilCV
Parisian Hair Dressing;
Parlors
An' ,h,u open,   a forgo sssortmenl of Hnlr
(J   IMlrr,    Pnolftl   Tr��H|ril��MllH   ,1,1,1    llnir   Trdllt'.
I ... < 11, li'MlU  HOt till WllllUlllUlir I'.'r- r- I   ll nil,-
I :������ 'in I, Victoria lliilldlnK,
WANTKU���Veiling  girl   to    do  lif-lit
work in  family of two, corner Carbonate and Hall MiootH.
Luminous iiim-o iiuhiIht.-, >i iwii.
Luavn (inter with   oimli nl Ij. Pogne's
Harness Shop, Ward  btreet,   from   lu
a.in.  to 7 -80 p. UK V__U- AVKKY.
W.vN'l Kl).      A   uooil.   neuei'.il    si I'..nil.
Apply Mrs, H.   K.   Beasley,  Baker
Btrnet	
WANTED. ���Hy young man, a position '���
in store or  Office,    Fili-t   elu^H lionk-
keeper.    Apply, Miner OffloA.
MOLE  FOK   BALiE.���A good, yonng
mule, broken to harness mui pnok-
saddle for suin at a bargain. Apply
to Kelly ^ Sleeper. 	
FOB SALE���Dwelling flonae,   Eleven
rooms,  Bewerage connection,   New.
Centrally located,   l'rioe  fi.iMsi.   Apply        NKLSON HAKDWAK- CO.
A   SNAP!
Mar'tilni'i-y and Bton - Ol thi
Doratha Morton
MINE   FOR   SALE.
Kor particulars applj to
J. C. T. CROFTS, MI.MEOHE.
Baker Street, Xi-l-ou	
A. ft. BARROW,     'i'i
Provincial Land Surveyor,
Curlier Victuriu uml Keoleuay 8ln.
I'. 0. box OStl. Tclupliuiie No. (16
WANTED.
Twenty Laborers    Onok. Two OirM
[or Honaework,   Three Waitresses,
VonnK Oirl Wants Siluation.
COMTRAOT8    TAKKN    FOK    1UAMONI)
COBB  liKII.I.IMi.
J. H. LOVE, Apt      Baker ���^
REISTERER
Brewers oi Fine Lager
lieei- uml Porter.
Drop  in  nud  we  uh.
NELSON,
CO.,
B. C.
E. J.SCOVIt
1I1MM. IIKDKI.H,       Mil (ItV I'lHUC
| Wliiduriiien, MlnoH.   I'orriMpondOLODBol'^lled
.WINDERMERE, B. 0.
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NELSON DAILY MINER, SATURDAY. DECEMBER 9, 1899.
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Tho Minor is compelled to announce
that it can take ud more advertising
for next Sunday's Miner, evory inch of
spr.ee that oan possibly be spared for
advertising purposes having been contracted for by yesterday noon. This is
not a common occurrence in Nelson
newspaper offices, and while it is true
lhat to the approach of the Holiday season is due 11 great pait of this condition, yet whatever the causes, the
condition is highly gratifying to The
Miner, and ihe announcement is therefore made in pride as much us in regret, It makes us wonder what the
conditions will he the following Sunday, with Christmas nearer at. haucl
and space in even greater demand.
Visions of sixteen-page papers crowded with paying advertisements fill the
ad man's dreams, and the joys of the
approaching Vuletide are enhauced by
the newspaper's season of prosperity
that precedes it.
The Nelson business men unci firms
who have purchased all the available
advertising space in tomorrow's Miner
aro Martin O'Reilly ��� Co., The Wallace-Miller Co., Patenaude Bros., ,T.
,T. Walker, Humphreys ��� Pittock.
Neelaud's Shoe Emporium, the Hudson's Bay Co., H. F McLean, the
druggist, the Nelson Wine Co., the
Kootenay Cigar ^Manufacturing Co.,
Cliffe & Co., H, M. Vincent and Mrs.
Mi'Laughlin.
The only firm that is not to fill tho
space with offerings for the Holiday.1-
is the Kootenay Cigar Manufacturing
Co. Their announcement is the same
well-known and welcome announcement'"Kootenay Belle" and "Royal
Seal" cigars. Although not a Holiday
announcement, to one who loves the flavor of a good cigar no more satisfactory
Christmas gift, could be made than a
box of these famous cigars-unless the
gift might he two nr more boxes instead of one.   	
Martin O'Reilly & Co. have their
usual full page space, with its special
offerings of seasonable goods at the
favorite prices that have enabled them
to build up the handsome business
they now enjoy. Thoy quote a few
prices for comparison with the prices
of other Nelson dry goods houses, and
every reader of Tho Miner will study
Martin O'Reilly _ Co.'s announcement in tomorrow morning's Miner
with satisfaction and profit to themselves.
The Wallace-Miller Co., through the
medium of their large and handsome
show windows, have been busy for
weeks in demonstrating that in jjents'
furnishing goorls they aro second to no
house in Nelson, aud in Sunday's
Miner tbey will announce some, of
their finest, articles and those that arc
latest in styles and fashions.
tiiinly a fact tnat the advertisement
of the .Nelson Wine Company, telling
of rare olrt wines and ripe old liquors
mellowed with age, is almost enough
to make a total abstainer reuret that he
ever acquired the lasting effects of the
"Eeeley Cure,"
Cliffe it Co.. the Hall Street booksellers and stationers, are receiving
their Christinas eoorts todav, and in
tomorrow morning's Miner will toll
you all about them.
H. M. Vincent, merchant tailor,
will tell of the advantages of good
clothes, well mado in the latest styles.
While the millinery establishment of
Mrs. McLaughlin may not have the
best possible location, her goods aim
prices would draw trade to any part of
town. Her announcement in tomorrow's Miner will prove interesting
reading to the ladies of Nelson.
The name of Oeo. Bell & Co., the
Baker Street grocers, will be found in
today's papor. Yesterday's Miner's
largest advertisement was from this
new but enterprising firm, and ou future Fridays their quarter-page space
will convince Nelson housewives that
Friday is that firm's  "bargain  day."
Kirkpatriok & Wilson have a now
advertisement of Christmas groceries
in today's Miner.
1 Golden Opportunity I
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TERMS:   CASH   ONLY. f
INelsonForniitireGo.!
The Nelson Furniture Ca , today
offer a new line of furniture at prices
lower than ever before.
St. Leon's Hot Springs Mineral Water has au announcement in today's
paper.
Owing to the rush of advertising and
the oxtra work attendant on the production of our eight-page paper for tomorrow, all changes iu Miner advertisements must be handed in at the business office before noon today to insure
their appearance  in tomorrow's paper.
Patenaude BroB,, who have devoted
thoir attention to watchmaking and
repairing until they havo built up ono
of tbe best trades in that Hue that is
enjoyed by auy houso in British Columbia, will uso their spaco to demon
slrate that they aro also to a groat extent engaged in tho jewelry business,
and have marie extensive preparations
to meet the requirements in their line
of all who will desire to purchase jewelry or jewellers' novelties during tho
Holidays.
J. .1. Walker, the jeweller, will tomorrow announce the arrival of new
goods to complete bis already mont
completo stock, and lays particular
stress upon his ability to sell more and
better goods for the money than can
or will his competitors.
Humphreys ic Pittock, (ho well-
known confectioners, have received
large consignments ot confectionery
from Old England, Prance, Canada
and tho United Stales, and will use
their spaco to oiler to the public 0011-
i'octions. fruits and nuts for Christmas.
Neoland's Shoo Emporium will announce bargains in boots aud shoes
for the Holidays, and they not only
say that they are bargains, but guarantee to prove the fact to the satisfaction
of all probable purchasers.
THE CRUISER POWERFUL.
Splendid Performance By   the BigKest
Cruiser in the World.
Jt is most satisfactory to know that
the gigantic cruiser Powerful bas got
over all the difficulties as regards her
boilers, and the same, no doubt, applies to her sister, the Terrible, us both
have been at Durban doing good work.
The Powerful on her trial voyage to
the East was handicapped in that her
engineering staff were new to their
work, aud it is only right that the
public should be made aware of some
facts which have come to hand of ner
recent splendid trip from Singapoie to
Durban, as on that run the vessel accomplished a performance unprecedented in the navy, and seldom excelled in the merchant service.
The whole distance of 10,000 miles
was covered at an average speed of fifteen knots, and tin; time spent at ports
was no more than was necessary ro get
coal bunkers replenished and to tako iu
stores. The vessel left Hong Kong
on Sontembor 17th, and was ordered to
prjoeed at tho usual cruising speed of
twelve knots. Singapore was reached
in less than five days foi the voyage of
1,483 sea miles. It was then that the
orders came to proceed to Mnuritus to
embark troops for Durban, and after
being twenty hours in port the vessi-1
left. The Powerful Bteamed at an average of Hi knots, arriving on October il.
In less thnn three days she bad embarked tho troops, coaled, and was off,
and at 17'.j knots steamed to Durban,
arriving on October Hltn. This latter
speed, it is true, is far short of tbo 22
knots which the vessel can make, and
it could very easily havo boon exceeded, as everything was working admirably. But in such matters careful instructions are laid down as to speed,
and orders have to be ob.iyed.��� Irish
Times.
f| Applewaite Block, Baker Street, corner Jj
j| Kootenay Street- 5j:
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 \V
have all lhe Latest, Newe>t, Freshest and Most Modem Goods
that money can buy and the Eastern houses can offer. A|so
goods from France, Germany, Spain, England and New South
Wales
Lea      ���   yout ,: II nd _      in lC<	
tion.
Roquefort and Swiss C     se now in stock.
M. DESBRISAY & CO.
Merchants'   ank of Halifax.
Inc    i   rai'jd txtn>.
Capita] Authorize'1
8_,<)(io,ooo
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Qanong's Celebrated
Q.
CHOCOLATES
B.
in 10 different fillings
lor sale by
J. A. McDonald
Palace Confectionery.
Capital Paid Up, 81,^)0,000, Unserve, Sl,25o,ooo.
Head Office: Halifax, iVova S-otia.
Qeneial Banking Business    ransactcd; Sterling Bills of Exchange  Bought
and Sold, Letters of   Credit, Etc., Negotiated.
Accounts received on tho most favorable terms,    interest allowed un special
deposits and on Saving Bunk Recounts,
BRANCl'llS IN BUITIS11 COLUMBIA,
Atlin, Bennett, Grand Forks, Nanaiino, Nelson, Rossland, Vancouver, Vancouver East End, Victoria, Ymir.
Geo. Kydd, Manager, Nelson, B.C.
'll________��_ii. _:."�� s/��_A_v:_i__..���4_^
S3 SMOKE
SOLIi AOENT FOR NUI.SOM.
Every piece stumped "G. B."
8VVVt*A*A*>*��*AV(A\*AVVV->VV\\��V-A*VVVV-AVV*^^
We are showing a
First-Class Line of
Gooklna stoves & Ranees
Which we are offering'at
VERY  LOW   PRICES.
CALL AND INSPECT OUR STOCK.
VANCOUVER HARDWARE CO.
Thi' Hudson's, Bay (Jo., whn hnvo
the comparatively short record of sihii.i
200 yours' business experience in Cnn-
nda, nru so well known for every sen
sou of tlm year that no mention is
needed t.i nut the publio in touch wiih
the provable oharaotei of their announcement, Time wus in tbis section of the Dominion when all Christ-
mas gifta were bought at tho Hudson's
Bay Company'h stores, nnd thoy the
"hias tyees" of the business world of
the Western Hemisphere���"and that's
no cultnj wa-wa," as the old trnil-
blazeiK would say. History does not
stato that these pioneers of commerce
have ever taken :i back seat for any
competitors up to and including this
dny und date, and while their posts at
Teslin, Selkirk and away up in the
Arctic Ciiele will help make Christmas seem natural *o tho ice-bound
seekers for gold, the Nelson store will
bold its share in the ground they
fought to gain. The Minei of tomorrow will show it likeness of the fine
new block the Hudson's Kay On.,
will soon rnovo into, and their column
advertisement will  be found   near it.
H, P, McLonn, the druggist, has one
of the richest window displays of all
Nelson stores. As usual, he Is ready
to do his share in supplying
tho wants ol Christmas shoppers, anil
tomorrow will call your attention lo
his new lines of dressing cases, toilet
articles and fine China aud Japanese
tea sets.
Lord Chief Justice Coleridge has
been (unjustly, no doubt) accredited
with the authorship Of the remark Unit
"Naught else so much the spirit
cheers, as wine���and true religion."
However true that may be, it   is   oer-
MAURICE BUOKE KILLED.
A telegram was received yesterday
stating Unit Mr. Maurice Bucko, the
well known Slocun mining enginser,
had been killed by lioing thrown from
a rig, whose horses had run away.
Chn accident occuried near Helena,
Montana, hut no details are obtainable yet, Mr. Bnoke was expected
back here this week.
LIMITED,
WILLS
__w
i5fol*Lonc-M
;TAKE   NO   OTHER. |
^TJT7*^77-"*^7T7-*T77y**Tr7Ty7Trrr7r77r7T777rrr.-'-'-*r7777-;
SMOKE  "ROYAL  SEAL"   CIGARS
IMPOBTHES   OF
Shelf & Heavv Hardware,
Etc., Etc., Etc.
PLUMBING and TINSMITHING
A SPECIALTY -��
TlK'I'i- Ih   ii II,lr'   III   Illl- llll'illl'i <>!' mini
" 1,1, ir taken nt ii"' DoikI lends on i��� i\,r
tune,-8liakespeiire.
DO
YOU
FULLY
REALIZE
Thai,you nre today in the most likely
part of the world in which to make a
Fortune?   Why not slop nnd consider
this?
fining Stocks
Bought and Sold.
Big Horn, 0ne .��? tlie most
�� ' promising prospects
in    the   Ymir   District.    A   limited
umouiit pooled stock now on sale.
Tena and       and others worked
Mary  Belle |'7  *��� rY,es^rn
J Canada Gold Mm-
inff Co,, is one of the safest buys on
the  market.    Thorough  inspection
cordially invited.
Hoiife  and   lot  (nr  sale,  close  to
business part of city.    Erlce 92.000,
-CALL ON-
II. A. PROSSER,
BROKER.
Ward Street, anil k��I In on I lie ��round floor.
Oorrcxponilunvc Sulk-Red.   No Wild Uuih,
SMOKE "KOYAL SEAL"   CIGARS.
Atlantic S. S. Lines
From Portland, Mo.
Allan bine "Nnmiillnir" lice. 13
Allan Lino "Californiiin" Deo. II,
nonunion l.lno "Dominion"  l)cc. 23
Dominion Line "Oambroman" Deo, SO
Kroni Now York
North German Lloyd "Trave" Deo. 12
Miiuiir'iin Linn "St Louis"     Deo. 13
While Star Lino "Oceanic"   Deo. 13
Hod Stnr Lino "Frloilmid"  Doo, 13
Cunard Lino "Luoanla"  lice, u;
Allan State Lino "Slain of Nebraska".. Doo. Hi
Whilo Slur Lino "Majestic" lloc.'.'il
Cunard Linn "Klrnria" Doc 23
Anchor Line "AnchniiiC    Deo. 18
Krom Boston, Moss
Dominion Line ".Now England" . . .lloc.'.'il
PasrmKOH arranged lo and irom all European
points. For rates, Uokctn and full infcrmal ion
apply to O.P, R, depot agent or 0 K. Beasley,
City l'liHsengoi Agent, Notion. H.I
VV. P, P. OU.MMINGS,
Gonoral Auont, 0 P, It. Oflloes   Winnipeg
GLAZING KALSOM1N1NG
W. STARMER SMITH & CO.
Painting: m Pptapi
Chimney' Sweeplnf-,
Mouses, Offices and Stores Cleaned.
All work done by us is guaranteed first class.
Loavu orders al olllce Ward Street, opposite!
PoHlolllee.
J. E. ANNABLE
Real Estate
Fire Insurance
Life Insurance
Money to Loan
OPERA HOUSE BLOCK,
Nblson, b. c
St. Leon
Hot Springs
Mineral Water
Put up ill Syphons,
Patent Screw Top
ISottles, or Cork
Bottles.
Sol
FOR MACHINERY
WIRE ROPE AND ROPEWAYS
Hlelchoi't anil Ifiilliillo Systems.
WATER TUBE BOILERS
Hancock and Wilcox, etc.
GAS and OIL   ENGINES,
FLEXIBLE METALLIC TUBING, etc
App,ytoJ.0.T,0E0FTS,M.i.M.-,
beb^H&ok' NELSON. B, C.
Or to F-Rgtjbbon & Ckokts,Vancouver
KNGlNKKItS AND AGENTS.
ESTIMATES.     PLAN8.    REPORT8.
Bottlers,
Nelson Soda Water Factory.
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
1 District.
The Nelson ElectricTrani way Co.Ltd.
LOTS FOR SALE ON EASY TERHS
Large number Choice Building Lots adjacent to the
line of their Tramway. For price and terms of sale apply
at the office of the Company, Macdonald Block, Corner of
Josephine   and Vernon Streets.
T. C. DUNCAN, Secretary
T
URNER
EETON&Co.
.NELSON.
VANCOUVER
VICTORIA VANCOUVER LONDON, Eng,
WHOLESALE   MERCHANTS.
LIQTJ0KS,   DRY   GOODS,   ORE   BAGS.
S
Just arrived from Milwaukee.
West Kootenav Butcher Co.
A I.I.   KINDS   OF
Fresh   and    Saked   Meats
WHOLESALE  AND .RETAIL
Fish and Poultry in Season
E.    C.    TRAVES.   MANAGER,
Baker Street, Nelson.
Orders by mail receive careful ;uid prompt attention.
SMOKE " ROY A L S I_AL" CIGARS.
V.McPHEE
W. P. DICKSON
E. H. H. APPUEWHAITE
Kootenay Electric ShIf ii Construction Co.
ELECTRIC SUPPLIES
Complete Electi ic Equipments for Electric Power. "j','.^
mission and lighting for ,,.ines,   town-,   etc     Electric
tures, LampsBell?, Telephones, Annunciators, etc.
Josephin.. S* NELSON.JJ^
rans-
latiiOllEmlalllMiF.J.BBlDLEY&CO.
By tlio only flreb class undertaker In Nolson,
MU. A. W. I'UUDY.   Atldros-
NULSON PURNITURB CO.
Applewlmlto Block.      Bakor st. cor. Kootonay
Or nt residence  on Silica  slreot,   East of
JOMPhlM.
PAINTERS and
DECORATORS.
SIGN WORK A SPfiCIALTY.
������1,,J,r.wiiiii;,ia^i^���',al<0
lluure with Bradley *C Co. on i ���""
'���>.m.
'^P'W^1*''.

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