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Array Daily Edition No. 903
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xmv.
Nelson,   British Columbia, Thursday Evening,   December 6,  1900.
Eleventh  Year
NOTHING   IN  THEM
Mayor Houston's  Charges Against Fire
Chief W. J. Thompson are Groundless.
One Practically Withdrawn.
Mayor Houston's prosecution of Fire
Chief   W.   J.   Thompson,   before   the
special Council   committee   yesterday
afternoon,   was nothing more than  a
farce.    He attempted to show that   it
was   Chief   Thompson's   place to  seo
that the City reservoir is always kept
Well   filled   with water and that   the
moment it runB dry the Chief by intuition should become aware of this and
not accordingly.    He wanted the committee to find   with   him   that   Chief
Thompson was   negligent   in his duty
because he was not   entirely   familiar
with the provisions   of   a   by-law,   a
copy of which   had   never  been given
the chief and of the passage of   which
he had never been   officially   notified.
Those who were present in the Police
Court room during Mr. Houston's   ex-
J  amination of  of Mr. Thompson enjoy-
I ed   themselves    thoroughly.    In    his
'  efforts to make   hinself appear in the
roll of a great lawyer  conducting   an
I  examination   of   a   witness,   Nelson's
f worthy Mayor   gave evidenco of  abil-
i ity that should not be overlooked   by
;' the NelBon Operatic Society.    He   has
'.'. rare talent, has  Mr.   Houston.    With
��� the typewritten   copy of a by-law   in
.4 his hand, his hair in   customary   dls-
Jterder,   his  head  slightly   turned   to
'"catch the   answers   as they fell   from
���{���the lips of his  prospective   victim, he
''-made, in   the dim light of a 10   c.   p.
_ lamp,'_ picture long   to be remembered by   those   fortunate   enough to see
,r it.    For   once  at  luast John Houston
*' was not taken   seriously.    For   a few
1   moments   those   present believed perhaps   he  had   some charges   he could
make stick. But it was only for a few
minutes.    Then   camo   the   smiles  of
those   sitting  about  tho   room.    Mr.
Houston   made   frantic  efforts to say
something with some bearing   on   the
ease or to prove   something, but   Mr.
Houston alone knew what he was trying to say or   what  he was trying   to
prove.
And then came the climax.
"Do you desire," asked   Mr. nouB-
ton of the committee,   "to   now   take
np the chargo of   certifying   to incorrect payrolls?"
"We do," replied Aid. Arthur, Hall
and Irvine, In oue voice.
Then the light grew dimmer, those
in the room ceased to break the stillness even with their breath and Mr.
Thompson felt that now his time had
'come. His Worship moved uneasily
for a moment and then spoke out.
"I must ask lor an adjournmnt,"
he said. "Thoro are several witnesses
In town I desire to call."
Aid. Hall suggested that as the
Mayor had had 24 hours notice of the
meeting he might have had the witnesses on hand, but that didn't help
. matters any. Then to prepare himself
for the Inevitable result of the Inves
ligation, tho Mayor after a slight
mental struggle began:
"In connection with this chargo,   I
want to state here publicly that   I do
I  not charge that Chief   Thompson   has
��� ever knowingly   certified  to an incor-
.   rect payroll.    1 charge no   dishonesty
or   official    crookedness.     I    simply
charge that Chief   Thompson was   not
careful enough iu   examining payrolls
before eertlffylng to them and  in this
way has  certified   to  some   Incorrect
rolls."
If Oom l'aul Kruger had dropped a
lyrilte shell through the roof it could
hardly havo caused more surprise than
did this statement of the Mayor. For
three days he had allowed the public
to believe that Chief Thompson was
under suspension because of a charge
of dishonesty In his oflicial life. Ho
had to give somo excuse to the Council
for his suspension of tbe chief And he
had drummed up two, one of which
had already been explodod. The sec
ond chargo had been practically with
drawn. Alter the Mayor's statement
there was hardlv a man in the room
who did not loot upon him with contempt. In order to gain a point, to
help himself out ot a bad mess, he had
deliberately slandered nnd charged
with a dishonest act a subordinate
t'itv official. One spark of manhood
tw exhibited, however,   when, find.
ing himself driven to the wall, he had
practically withdrawn the charge.
After Mr.   Houston's  downfall   the
committee   adjourned until   3   o'clock
Friday afternoon.
I -._.--1 evening the Council met for the
purpose of receiving the repoit of the
investigating committee. There were
present Mayor Houston, and Aid. Ar-
thui, Irvine, Hall.McKillop. Morrison
and Wilson. The committee reported
as follows:
"Nelson, B. C, Dec. 5th, 1000.
"The Mayor and Aldermen of the City
of Nelson:
"Gentlemen,���Tbe members of your
special committee appointed to investigate the charges preferred by the
Muyor against W. J. Thompson, as
Chief of the Fire Department, beg
leave to report as follows:
"1   Neglect of duty.
"As water commissioner, Mr.
Thompson was charged with having
allowed the reservoir to become empty
on May '.'.'ell* and again in September
of this year. Mr. Thompson answered he had no jurisdiction beyond the
City limits.
'As building inspector, Mr.Thompson was charged with neglect of duty
in not causing the removal of stove
pipes that pass through roofs in Beveral blocks in the eastern portion of
the City und along tbe water front.
In answer Mr. Thompson contended,
that from the beginning of the year
until September there was no by-law
under which to prosecute; and that he
never received n copy of Bylaw No.
71, although he had asked for it. He
further contended that a number of
buildings on the water front are beyond his jurisdiction.
"In the opinion of your committee,
the charge of neglect of duty is not
sustained.
"Charge 2. Certifying to incorrect
payrolls.
'The     Mayor     specified   that   the
charge is one of allowing men's names
to appear on the payrolls   at practices
which they did not  attend in person.
The Mayor was not prepared   to   produce evidence ami asked   an   adjournment until Friday,   the   7th   instant.
We,   therefore,   ask   an extension  of
time In which to complete our report.
"E. C, ARTHUR,
"WILLIAM   IRVINE.
"GEORGE   A.    li. HALL."    '
Ah asked in the above report, the
committee was given further time in
which to complete its labors.
After some dispute between the
Mayor und Aid. Hall the report of the
special committee recommending that
practice runs be continued was placed
before the meeting und ndopted. It
will in all likelihood be vetoed by the
Mayor.
Editor Miner:
Sir,���1 desire to reply to a statement
made by Mayor Houston at tbe meeting of tho Investigating committee
yesterday afternoon. Mayor Houston
said that in Block 73,which comprises
the property of the Nelson Saw Si
Vlaning Mill, there wero npwurds
of 'JO chimneys running through roofs.
Last summer Chief Thompson called
upon me and Informed mc that theso
chimneys must be replaced by orlck
,,111'M. As we were not using them at
the time I delayed making the change.
Later I was again called upon by
Chief Thompson and Informed that
the brick chimneys must be erected at
once. 1 then took action and in the
oook house,   my   own   office   and   the
?lazing room, where fires have to be,
have erected the brick chimnoys. In
the little shacks whero there are only
fires occasionally a man Is now at
work making the necessary changes.
There ar* not 20 chimneys through
roofs In all my company's property
and Mayor Houston's statement was
not only false but detrimental to me
In connection wth my Insurance.
CHARLES HILLYKR,
President    Nelson     Saw   &   1'lanlng
Mills, Ltd.
NARROW   ESCAPE.
Coal Miners Entombed Below Ground
Dig Their Way Out.
Scranton, Pa., Dec. 0.���Imprisoned one thousand feet In a mine at
Dnnmor, noar here, 32jjmun had a desperate battle for life today, as tbo re
sult of a mine cave-in and only succeeded in gaining their liberty by digging their way out. Tho cave-in was
at the mine of the Nay Aug. Coal Co.
Five acres of surface fell into the
mine and completely blocked tho exit
of the men,who were far in the interior. Those on tbo outside formed
themselves into rescuing parties nnd,
while feeling that the men would not
be reached in time worked with a
will. Meanwhile the imprisoned men
were not idle. With their shovels
and picks, they began working at a
point where the fall hud blocked the
main gangway at a point where it
lead to a roadway through which an
exit could be made. After some hard
work tbey succeeded in clearing away
sufficiently large to get through before the rescuing party reached them.
Nono of the men were injured.
QUEEN'S    SPEECH
Shortest on Record Read to
the British Houses of
Parliament.-
London, Dec. fl.���A fow minutes after the Speaker, Mr.Wm. Court-Gully,
had taken his chair in the Houso of
Commons this afternoon, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Hod summoned the Commoners to the House of
Lords, where the Lord Chancellor read
the Queen's speech as follows:
"My Lords and Gentlemen,���It has
become necessury to make further provision for the expenses incurred by
the operations of my armies in South
Africa and China. I have summoned
you to hold a special session in order
that you may give your sanction to
the enactments required for the pur
pose. You will not enter into other
public matters requiring your attention until the ordinary meeting of
Parliament in the spring."
A number of ladies were present at
the proceedings in the House of Lords,
though the Peers present numbered
less than u dozen, apart from the four
Royul Commissioners representing the
Queen, among whom was tlie Duko
of Marlborough. The ceremony was
very brief, the Commoners returning to the Lower House and business
waB suspended until 3:30 p. m.
TO BE HOPED NOT.
Oom Paul Will Not Again Endeavor to
See the Kal6er.
Berlin, Dec. 0.��� Dr. Leyds has informed a correspondent of the Lokal
Anzeiger that there is no truth in the
report that Mr. Kruger will endeavor
again to see the Kaiser. The semiofficial joumals here deny that,Germany ie trying to induce Austria and
Italy to persuade Mr. Kruger to abandon his proposed visit to Rome and
Vienna. The Nntional Zeitung suys
that members of the Reichstag assume
.hat Count Von Buelow will soon announce in the Reichstag the reasons
for tho Emperor's refuBul to receive
the Boer stntesman.
The Deutsche Tages Zeitung sharply
attacks the Government for not receiving him.
UNCLE SAM'S LIVING EXPENSES.
Washington, Dec. 0.���The Secretary
of the Treasury today sent to Congress the annual estimates of the expenses of the Government for the coming year. They aggregated .200,741,-
703, a slight decrease from the total
estimates of last year. The appropriations of the present yoar are I668..-58,-
302. The estimates cover every
branch of Oovernment service. The
War Department estimates are 8170,-
8!i8,34!> and the Navy Department,
--������.'.I 1,248 The total for rivers and
harbors including continuing contract-, Is 033.881,317. The total for
payments of pensions   Is   8144,000,(WO.
MORE HONORS.
London, Dec. 6.���Last evening the
officers of the Canadian contingent
were banqueted by the Canada Club,
Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal
presiding. The Earl of Aberdeen.formerly Governor-General of Canada,
and many notablo persons connected
with the Dominion were present.
Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal,
Lord Aberdeen, Col. Otter and ('apt.
Donlson delivered patriotic and complimentary speeches In which thanks
for the welcome extended the visitors
were mingled with hearty endorsements of the admiration in which the
Canadian and liome troops held each
other,
CONSERVATIVES
TN SESSION
ton's "druggist" operation. The hospital authorities ure ulso couileuineil
for not properly earing for the woman. Hazelton now awuils trial ou
the charge of murder.
.    Montreal,   Que.,   Dec.   0.���Rudolph
Meeting Being Held In TOrOn- [ Forget,    President of   the Royal Electric Co., last evening confirmed the report   that   the   Royal   and   Canadian
General   Electrio    Compunics    would
to to Discuss the Party's  Prospects.
Every Constituency In Prince
Edward   Island   Will
Have a Contest.
Toronto, Deo. 0.���Ontario Conservative members of House of Commons as
well us the defeated candidates iu the
general elections assembled in The
Mail and Empire building this morning for the purpose of discussing the
question of the leadership, protests,
etc. The meeting is being held in secret.
Montreal, Dec. 0.���It was learned
today at the President's oflice thut the
C. P. R. is making arrangements with
the Esqnlmalt and Nanaimo Railway
for direct connection from Vancouver
and Victoria. The new arrangement
will go into operution next March.
Ottawa, Dec. fl.���Messrs. Wm. Gibson, ex-M. P, for Lincoln and Niagara, and T. H. McPherson, ex-M. P.
of Hamilton, are in the city today.
The vacant Senatorship in Hamilton
will probably be offered to one of
these gentlemen or to A. T. Wood,
ex-M.  P.
Toronto, Dec. 6.���Premier Ross has
expressed his willingness to give audience to a deputation of the temperance
committee of the Methodist Genera'.
Conference (Ontario)' who will endeavor to get the Government to legislate on lines of the Manitoba Legislature respecting the temperance question.
Hamilton, Dec. 0.���Hon. Dr. Montague, ex-M. P., has declined the
offer of his friends of nomination for
the Mayoralty of this city.
Picton, Ont., Dec. 0.���Abraham
Drummond and his two sons, Wesley
and Ernest,aged respectively nine and
18, were asphyixated by gas on Tuesday night. The discovery was only
made last evening when the boys were
found dead and the father in an unconscious condition. He died shortly
afterwards. Investigation shows that
all tho dampers of the coal stove wore
closed before the gas had burned off,
the escape ot which resulted in the
death of the three.
Woodstock, Ont., Dec. ('*.���A young
man named Frederick Dell, who two
or three weeks ago, was found lying
in u field with only his night shirt on
and part of it cut off, his arm gushed
unit othor pnrts of the body mutiinted,
died ut the hospital yesterday.
Toronto, Dec. U.���According to statistics at hand from Sault Ste. Marie,
Ont., that'town hns nearly doubled it
population In live months.
Woodstock, Ont., Dec. fl.���Several
thousand dollars dumugo was done to
the pianos In storage by I). W. Karu
& Co., by fire last night.
Fort William, Ont., Dec. 0.���Hon.
Clifford Sifton was banqueted here
last_uight by citizens of Fort Wllliain
und Port Arthur.
Charlottctown, P. E. I., Doc. 0.���
Nomlnutions for tbo Provincial Legislature tuok place throughout tho is-
lund yesterday. Every seat Is boing
contested. Premier Farquaharson is
opposed by Dr. Douglas, In "the second
district of this city.
Montreal, Que., Dec. 0.���Navigation
on the St. Lawrence and the canals
_losed. The last steamer sailed from
Quebec yesterday.
Montreal, Que., Dec. (1.���Donald .1.
McGillis, secrctary-treusurer of the
Montreal Cold Storage and Freezing
Co., was this morning found guilty of
conspiracy to defraud creditors of
over $000,000 with recommendation
for mercy. The jury reached their
verdict after having been locked up
all niglit,but failed to agree on a verdict against Alex. McColluugh of the
Croil and McCollough Dairy Company,
on a charge ,of complicity with McGillis.
Kingsvllle, Dec. fl.���Two unsuccessful attempts to destroy the business
portion of this town were made on
Tuesday night. The authorities have
offered a reward for tho arrest and
conviction of the firebug.
St. John, N. B., Dec. 8.���Private
advices from Buthurst state that
smallpox Ib steadily spreading in
Gloucester Couity and fears exist that
it will enter the town despite the
efforts boing mado to check it. The
cause ot the disease spreading is said
to be due to the people concealing the
disease from the doctors.
Lonsdon, Ont., Dec. fl.���Arthur O.
Dunn, yardman, aged 22, wns almost
instantly killed in the Grand Trunk
yards here yesterday while engaged
in coupling cars.
Toronto, Dec. 0.���The coroner's
jury in the case of Mrs. Margaret
Milne, who died in the Western Hospital a fow ago, as a result of a criminal operation, have brought In a verdict to the effect that the woman
came to her death as result of Hazel-
soon amalgamate.
Ottawa, Dec. 0.���-Census Commissioner Blue expects to have ceusus
schedules ready shortly. The census
will probably be taken during the
first week in April and polling subdivisions for election purposes will
probably be used aB census districts.
SENSATIONAL SHOOTING AFFRAY
Presbyterian Minister Kills a Virginian College President.
Williamson, W. Va., Dec. fl.���Yesterday afternoon Rev. S. Wohl shot
and killed W. Stokes, in an altercn-
tlon 'which arose between them.
Something was Baid almost indistinctly that drew from Rev. Mr. Wohl the
sharp retort, "You are a liar I" and
in an instant the report of a revolver
was heard. Stokes stumbled tried
to regain his feet, but fell to the
ground. Wounded as he was he drew
his revolver and covered the minister,
now within ten feet of his fallen foe.
Again Wobl fired and simultaneously
with that shot, tho gun in the hands
of Stokes spoke. When the smoke
cleared away two men lay in thoir
blood upon the sidewalk. The bullet
had entered Stokos' side below the
heart and passed entirely through his
body. Rev. Mr. Wohl ws recognized
us one of tho most forceful und eloquent Presbyterian ministers of this
State. Mr. Stokes is an ex-Virginiun
University president nnd comes from
one of the best fumilies of the old dominion.
THANKSGIVING SERVICES.
St. Petersburg, Dec. (!.���In all the
churches today special services of
thanksgiving were held for the convalescence of the Gear and In connection with the birthday of Czarevitch
Grand Iluke Michael who was born
December 4, 1878.
GOOD ADVICE.
Worcester, Cape Colony, Dec. fl.���-
The Oovernment Is distributing broad
caBt a leaflet showing up the falsity
of many of the antl- Hritish stories
and pointing out the hopelessness of
the Boer resistance,suying the Hritish
hold 14,000 prisoners and all the principal towns in the two Republics.
SAVED.
London, Dec. 0.���The boat with sov-
en bluejackets from a torpedo bout de-
Btroyer In Dover Hurbor, which the
authorities feared had capsized, have
been picked up by a Ruinsgutc lishing
smack,
CZAR'S HEALTH.
Llvidlu, Dec. 0.���The following bulletin wus issued this morning by the
Czar's pyhsiclans: "The Czar slept
well all night; his general conditions
and spirits arc very good. His temperature und pulse are normal."
MADE A CARDINAL.
Montreal,   Dec.   fl. ���La Prcsse publishes a special despatch from   (Ittnwu
saying   thnt Mgr. Duliumel   bus   been
t made a Cardinal.
LARGE VOTE
NOT LIKELY
Interest Throughout the District Not as Great as
Some Expected.
The Vote In Nelson Coming
Out  Well - No Bets
Being Made.
From the result in Nelson up to 2
o'clock and the advices received from
the other parts of the district it Is ev-
dent that the vote being polled today
will not be surprisingly large. In Nelson tbe vote came out early and by
noon over half of the votes likely to
come out had been pollcu. As is usual
on election, day their were a largo
number of strangers in town. Men
who wore on the Nelson list in the
Provincial election aud who have
moved to other districts since were on
hand from all portions of the Province to exercise their right. Candidate Galllher, the only one of the
three candidates In Nelson today, was
busy from early morning and when
the polls close at 5 o'clock no two men
in Nelson will have done more work
than the Liberal candidate. Mr. McKane's supporters hore are loosing no
time und their vote is being brought
out well. In tbe Labor camp there
ure no laggards.
There is practically no betting
whatever on the result. ItjB so uu
certain thut the men who bet tu make
money arc afraid of it and tbe men
who bet because of excess of enthusiasm are few and far between.
Nelson citizens should know by H
o'clock this evening who has been
successful.
LORD ROBERTS' COUNSEL.
Urges Durban People to Treat the
Conquered Boris Well.
Durban, Dec. U. ��� Lord Roberts on
board the Canada, has started for
Capetown. He was given an enthusiastic send off. All of the ships In the
harbor wero decorated with fiags.
Prior to his departure Lard Roberts
mado a speech during the course of
which he adjured his bearers to hold
out the hand of fellowship to those
who had been their enemies. "When
blessed peace is restored," said the
Field Marshull, "you will tell them
that we nre all one in one country,
thut wc have one interest and that we
honor them. They have been lighting
for u wrong cause, having been induced to do so by their misguided
lenders, nevertheless we honor them
for lighting for the liberty we ourselves so thoroughly believe In, und
now, in the spirit of liberty, truth,
justice and freedom wo are prepared
to extend the privileges which every
Englishman values, to those who
have been lighting against us."
HAVING AN EXCITING TIME.
Chicago Hun,lite. <j0 |u | ,,,. Holdlng-up
Street Cars,
Chicago, Dee. 0.���Two attempts
were inude to hold-up ears on tho west
side lust night. The first was productive of a fight and the final capture of two of the robbers by the^crew
and passengers of the car and came
near ending in a lynching. Two
hours later three men tried to holdup a car on West Fourth Avenue. The
car waB chased two blocks by the
bandits who fired several shots after It,
but the driver whipped up his horses
and escaped.
GENTLEMAN NO GENTLEMAN.
He Sturts Out to Shoot People and Accomplishes His Object.
Plate Centre, Neb., Dec. 0.���Only
tho prompt arrival of Sheriff Rimes
and four deputies summoned from Columbus, pievented lynching as the
culminntlon of a series of shunting
affrays here yesterday. Tbe town Is
gicatly excited. W. .1. Gcntluman,
a wealthy stockman, who caused the
trouble, held the entire village at bay
and shot four men, one of whom
may die. Gentleman, Inspired by a
grudge over a cattle suit several
months ago, attacked Martin Hums a
farmer on the street. Infuriated after
the fight, Gentleman secured a shot
gun and   went   lu   search  of his ene
mies, lie entered the blacksmith shop
of S. Olsen and shot the owner. Marshall Hayes tried to arrest him and
was shot in the back. Finally over-
poweil, the man was taken to jail and
there drew a revolver and shot Into
the crowd that hud gathered and
Henry Lunger and Robert Wilson
wero deadly wounded. The Sheriff
and four deputies arrived from Colum-
Ini... in response to an urgent summonB
and the prisoner was spirited a ay In
u carriage.
PUNISHMENT MODIFIED.
Pekln, Dec. t,���At yesterday's meeting of the foreign envoys the main
point nnd most of the argument concerned the question whether the joint
note should be considered an ultimatum, or whether negotiations should
be conducted with the Chinese. The
United States,Russia and .lapan favored tho latter course and the other envoys desired to consult their respective Home Governments. Japan's representative expressed a desire to have
the name of the murdered Japanese
Chancellor of Legation, Sugl Yarns
added to that part of the note demanding a monument to Baron Von
Ketteler and also that a Chinese commission should proceed to Japan to
mako proper representations.
In regard to the question of punishment, it was generally agreed to modify somewhat the former demands.
VICTORY FOR AMERICANS.
Manilla, Dec. fl.���A despatch has
been received from General Funstan
giving an account of a two hours fight
in thu woods of San Domingo between
American forces and thiee hundred
Insurgents. The American force consisting of thirty navy men, attacked
tbe rebels who retreated leaving on
the field Hi men killed including the
rebel leader Augninar aud Mingro.
At first It was thought that tbe latter was a man named Fagln, a deserter from the 24th Infantry, but this
turned out to be a mistake. Mot one
of the American* was wounded.
LOTS OF WORK YET.
- London, Dec. 0.���It is generally believed here," says tbe Tien Tsin cor-
icspondent of Tbe Dally Mail,writing
Tuesday, "that China will accept the
demands of tbe joint note whloh all
the PowerB approve within a foit-
night or three weeks and that then
tin second stage of the negotiations���
tbo examination of the proposal In detail will begin."
SHORTEST ON.RECORD.
London,Dec. 0.���The Queen's speech
tomorrow will be the   shortest on record.    It will conlsst of   a single   sen-
tunee,ii mening that Parliament has
been summoned to provide supplies
for tho army. Tbe foreign relations
which are not touched on in this laconic message will be fully dealt with
In the speech opening the February
session.
HEAVY LOSS LIFE.
Mexico City, Deo. 6.���An explosion
of dynamite yesterday at the Mlnea
at St. Andrew la Sierra killed or
wounded many miners. At the latest
advices twenty-six dead bodies had
been recovered. One hundred injured
persons, some of whom will die, were
taken from thu wreckage and the
ruins are thought to contain other
victims.
ACCORDING TO HIM.
London, Deo. 8.���Mr. J. M. Robertson,who has just returned from South
Africa in a speech at a meeting of the
league of Liberals said the people
here knew little or nothing of what
was going on In South Africa. He
further asserted that he himself saw
su order of Lord Roberts In July for
the burning of forty farms. The
Dutch Mr. Robertson, added, arc now
absolutely alienated.
BONIS REVENOK ON PARIS.
London, Dec. 6.���Count and Countess Boni do Castellane are negotiating
for a house In London, says Vanity
Fair, wherein they will spend atjeaat
a portion ot the winter as Count* Boni
is deeply hurt at the want of sympathy shown by his friends In his recent financial troubles.
OFF FOR THE HAGUE
Cologne, Dec. 8.-Mr. Krnger start-
ed for Tho Hague on a special train at
live o'clock this morning.
The Sayward Lumber and Milling;
Company Is contemplating the building of an extensive sawmill establish-
ment at the lake front opposite the
Falrvlew portion of the City, 1_ th,
ocai future.
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Nelbon Dailv Miner, Thursday Evening, December 4, 1900
The Nelson Miner
Pabllahod Every Aftornoon Kxcopt Sunday
���11Y TIIK���
NELSON   PUBLISHING   CO.
1.1MITKII l.lAHII.lTV.
It may be thut the Oovernment, fearing a too Impartial and complete inquiry, will anticipate the action of
the Senate and force Mr. Cook's band
under circumstances fuvornble to
themselves; but if innocent, as they
claim, they will leave tho matter to
the Senate, to whom it belongs. In
any casv, the country may rest assured it has hot heard the lust of a
barge nf such   revolting   corruption.
LONDON OKFICK:
UI flout Stroot, B. C.
Control Pros.. Agency, Ltd.. Special Agent-
SUBSCHII-'ION RATES:
Dally, pc "lonlh. l'y cl"T,lor-
liuily por month, by mall...'
1 mily. per yoar, by currier	
Dally, per year, jy miM	
Daily, por yoar, foreign	
.. fl5o
,. 60c
.. 7 00
.. _ 00
.. II 00
VE-KLY MINER;
Wcokiy.por half yoar ������������ *J ��jj
Wookly, por yo
Weeltlv nor ye-ar. foreign*��� ���	
Subsorlptions invariably In advance.
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*n nhorka uliould bo mado payable to I ho
order  of   N-L80N    PuttLisHiNa    Company,
LlMlTKU.
An exchange, whloh shall he nameless, complains that too lnuny of its
renders protend to be better able to
conduct the paper than its editor.
Our Contemporary should not distress
itself over a matter of that kind
Thero nre few newspapers that nt
ono time or another have not hud a
similar experience. The people in
Nelson, who know more about running newspapers than their editors do,
are so numerous thut they fall over
each other on the streets.
THE INVESTIGATION. '
Mr. HouBton professes to give in
his paper a verbatim report of his examination of Mr. Thompson, Chief of
the Fire Brigade. So far as it has
gone, this report clearly shows thut
the charges aguinst the Chief are frivolous and vexatious. There has been
nothing to show that he neglected his
duties. Yet wo have evidence that
the report as published is a biassed
one, prepared in a spirit of unfairness and intended to be unjust to Mr.
Thompson. This ollicial was examined in reBpect to the condition of the
reservoir in May of last year. There
is nothing in the answers published
in The Tribune to exonerate the Chief
from blame, and readers are left to
infer that he was at least guilty of
carelessness. But in an interim report to the Council the members of
the Committee having the investigation in charge mention tho fact that
Mr. Thompson answered that he had
no jurisdiction outside of the City.
When wc remember that the source of
our water supply is beyond tho City
limits and that the oauses of the
scarcity in May of last year all lay
outside, it will be seen that this was
a complete and satisfactory reply to
tho Mayor's charge of neglect
in respect to this particular circumstance. Mr. Houston, however, iB
careful to keep it out of his report of
the proceedings.
There was an adjournment of the
inquiry. Readers are left to infer
from the account of the proceedings
as published in The Tribune that the
adjournment wus nt the instance of
the Committee. From their interim
report, however, we learn that "the
Mayor was not prepared to produce
evidence (as to the second charge),
and asked an adjournment until Friday, the 7th instant." It was at the
instance of the Mayor, then, that the
adjournment was had, and for the
reason that he was not prepared with
his evidence We see, therefore, thnt
reports in The Tribune,and especially
those affecting Mr. HouBton, are
not always reliable; and we see further that Mr. Houston in his enmity
is a reckless person. The second
charge Is that of certifying to incorrect payrolls���a very serious one, indeed. It should not huve been made
without the clearest of evidence, and
evidence in a mutter of thut kind is
generally ready to hand. Mr. Houston has had four days to produce it,
and there is therefore no excuse for
the adjournment. It looks as if in
his headlong pusp'on he had not
scrupled to mako a charge nguinst an
ollicial that was obnoxious to him, of
a seriously damaging character, und
without a particle of evidence to support It. With such an insensate Muyor
as Mr. Houston, the reputation of no
City oflleiul or employee is safe.
Before Nelson can expect to get rid
of all those stove pipes that arc so objectionable to the Mayor, it will huve
to shake itself free of those careless,
easy-going methods and customs
which still rank It in many respects
as a frontier town. One of tho first
of these to discard is the notion that u
man like Mr. John Houston is a lit
person to rule over a community of
moral, intelligent .people with some
pretensions to culture and unmistakable cluims to respectability. If wc
once get rid of Houstonisin we can
trust ourselves to take care of the
stovepipes.
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Put l)_0n
Your List...
Wc will see that you
are not disappointed
in superiority of groceries, promptness of
delivery, or reasonableness of price.
From tempting breakfast foods to richest
materials for dainty
desserts, we will fill
your  wants  perfectly.
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DISCOUNT
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The Best WATCH
in the world
For the Honey.
A number of newspapers on both
Bides of politics are calling on Mr. II.
II. Cook to prove bis charge that he
was promised a Senatorship on payment of ten thousand dollars. They
proceed on the nssumption that It is
Mr. Cook's duty to tako the initia
tive. Tne Victoria Colonist Is more
sensible than this, and snys that it
is the duty of tho tlovernment to take
steps to nave the matter inquired into, and to this end should provide a
competent tribunal and invite Mi.
Cook to produce his evidence. This
would no doubt be praiseworthy on
the party of the tlovernment, but even
it is not necessary. Mr. Cook makes
his charge; tbo (lovernment may ignore it if they wish, and especially if
they think they enn afford the odium
of inaction. Hut there Is a third
party, the Senate itself, which cannot
rest under such an imputation ngninst
Its honoi nnd reputation. Its chnr.
acter is affected, and the members of
it will feel it their duty to have a
thorough Investigation as soon as a
Commission ean be conveniently appointed. It is the Senate that will j
take the Initiative, and  properly  so,
xrus
We are offering a very fine
line of watches which we
specially recommend as being durable and able to
stand 50 per cent more
hardship than any other
watch. We have them in
ladies' gent's and boy's
sizes, each one suitable for
Christmas presents. Our
fine watch catalogues sent
on application.
Patenaude   Bros.
Manufacturing Jewell��,
NELSON,     -     -     B. C.
QREAT NORTHERN
RAILWAY.
NONE BETTER.
80LID VESTIBULED TRAINS.
PALACE DINING AND OBSERVATION
0ARB.-MEALS a la 0ARTE.
Close connection Kiutt and West-
hound nt,Spokane wilhtriiins of the
trains of the Spokane Falls and Northern ifiiilwuy.
Direct connection at St. Paul without change of depot witll nil train! for
Chicago, Toronto. Monlienl, New York
and nil points West and South.
Le&veB Spokaoo daily for East at_10:15 a.m
Leaves Spokane daily lor West at 7:45 p.m
���West-bound trains make direct conj
nection for Victoria and Vuiuiniver
Port land, Hun .'runoisco, and nil points
on the Sound.
During Ihe 160*00 of navigation Knst
bound trains connect at Diihith with
tlieiiingnilleenf steniiisliips North-Went
and Niii'tli-I.inil nf lIn-Northern Steam*
ship Company Line, operated in connection with the Oreat Northern Bail*
wny.
tor further infnniinliou, maps, folders, etc., apply to uny agent of Spokane
Falls * Noil hern Ky., Kuslo St Slocan
Ky , Kootei ui Kuihvny ft Navigation
Co., or to
F. I. WHITNKY.   II. A. JACKSON,
Geul. 1'nss. * Tkt. Agt.   Com'cl Agt.
Bt, l'aul, Min      Spokane. Wash
R. W. DAY,
AGENT FOH
Life, Accident, and Fire Insurance,
Loan- EfpeothId on D__iuah_e
Terms.
SOLE AGENT FOR
BOOTH  &  FOX'S  IRISH  DOWN
QUILTS, ETC.
Do You Wish to Borrow
On flrnt mortgage. Improved property I
If ho, I i.iii pi.i. i your loan, giving you
tlio privilogoof repaying tho amount
borrowed in a definite number of
monthly payment-, of principal and Interest, with tlie privilege of repayL.g
tho whole or any portion at any time
after the second voar:
S500 repaid In 60 monthly payments of $10.40
$500 "    96 " 7.30
$500 "   120 " 6.30
Other sums tn proportion.
No commission charged. Definite contract in mortgage limiting payments.
Definite table furnished each borrower
phowing amount required to discharge
loan at any timo after the second year.
No Membership Fees. No Hook.
Building loans made; money advanced
as building progresses.
R. W. DAY.
EXTRAORDINARY   VALUES
in all our
TOILET ARTICLES
comprising Toilet Sets for gentlemen  and   Ladies,
Shaving Sets, Atomizers, elc.
FANCY CHINA
PERFUMERY
Everything in our store except proprietary medicines.
For the next 30 days we will give on all
cash   purchases a
DISCOUNT   OF   25   PER   CENT.
(Twenty-five cents on every Dollar.)
Our stock is well assorted and  up-to-date,   containing many articles suitable for
CHRISTMAS GIFTS.       '
Come  early ���
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|E:   If you do not  receive  during  the  next few   days 2
S~ (by mail) one of our 3
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Xmas   Hamper 1
Lists I
It costs nothing  to  come  and   look,
and secure first choice.
H, F. McLEAN,
Druggist.
ai
S Baker St., Nelson.       P. O. Box 226.
U.
LUijiber*.
Delivered to any point
on Kootenay Lake.
I have a complete stock on hand of
Rough and Dressed
Lumber,
Shingles,
Mouldings, Sash Doors.
Inside Finish,
Coast Flooring, and
Finished Lumber-
Mill at HLOTBAY. Ynids, NELSON
and LARLO.
HEAD .OFFICE:   NELSON
J. A. SAYWARD.
FOR  SALE.
A well established livery business,
known .IB Reynolds' Livery, consisting of four horses nnd lmrnness,
two busses,two sets sleighs one spring
wagon, ami building.
Loase of ground for three years and
four months nt 810 per month.
Part of purehnso money can be arranged with the undersigned on
time.
Hugh R. Cameron
linker Street,   Nalsori, II. C.
J.   E.   ANNABLE
MADDEN BLOCK,
Real Estate and Insurance
Agent.
HeproBenling���
Mutual Life Assurance Co. of Canada,
Anglo-American Fire IiiBiirance Go.
.Standard Loan Company.
Rents Oolleoted.   Conveynuoitig Done
Throe houses for rout.
One fine now house for sale;  only
small payment down.
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Luring this month nearly everyone is looking for suitable gifts for their friends.
Nothing is so suitable as a piece of Jew-
elery or Silverware.
We cordially invite all to come and examine our stock and assure yourselves that
we are giving better value than can be
found elsewhere in the Kootenay. Our
store will be open every evening during
December
If Brown Said So, It's Right,
:T.rl. BROWN, :
J JEWELER. \
���   NELSON. B. C.   ���
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Prepare For Winter
A good old fashioned cold winter is predicted. Be ready for it
by buying strong, solid, dependable footwear���the kind that will
protect you from the rain, snow,
and ice.
We can supply your wants, at
prices tn suit you.
The Saoeists
LILLIE BROS.
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A whole p.-ige if we attempted to name the many
pretty things we  have in
CHINA AND GLASS
Suitable for Xmas Presents. There is nothing a
lady values so much as a nice piece of China.
The only way you will feel satisfied that our
stock of China, etc., is the most complete is by
simply calling- and looking through it.
Wm. Hunter St Co,
Groceries, Crockery.
<L   ABERDEEN BLOCK, BAKER ST.
NELSON.
M 1180- MM TRAMWAY CO., Lilitt
LOTS   FOR   SALE   ON   EASY   TERMS,
Large number of Choice Building Lots adjacent to the line of their
Tramway. For price and terms of sale apply at the office of the Company, Maedonald Block  corner of Josephine and Vernon Streets.
T. C. DUNCAN, Secretary.
t^   lots to spare and they are yours for the asking.
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Winners.
I  PRICES $5.00 & $10.00.
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1 Hudson's Bay Co. (
1 TELEPHONE 13. %
luiuiiaiuiiiaiiauiiiiuiiaiiiiiiiuiiiiuiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiuuiiun?
HEATING STOVES
For wood or hart! or soft cosl.
The   largest   Hue  carried bj
any firm In Canada.
Brunches I _       |M1-
tiKonlrili, HrlilKuwiitrr, Ournboro. Londonderry, LunenliTO
t Howkoehury, Sydney. Bliuboniiondle. Truro, ney��io��'��
-enter, Fredoricmn, KliiKstou (Kent Co.l. Monctou, WJ
COOKING STOVES
"Good   Cheer"  RanjreB and
Cook Stoves.   A complete line.
SOLE AGENTS   FOR   THE   CELEBRATED
COLE'S   HOT   BLAST  HEATERS.
Call and be convinced that the only place to buy
Stoves  and   Ranges  at  the   right  prices  Is  the
LAWRENCE^ HARDWARE^ CO-
Merchants' Bank of Halifax
Incorporated 1869.
Capital Paid-up,     ,    .    .     ���i,UHr.,.)o.oo I  KrM, .I,!M,MM
Board of Director! i   Thomas K. Kenny.  Proejldont;   Thomas Rlt-hlo. Vlot-Pnw*.
\VI���iy Smith   H. 0. Hiuild, Hon. II. H. Fuller, M.L.C.. Hon. David MaoKoen.
Head Office, Halifax ���
Gonoral Manager, Kdt,on I.. Peano, Montreal.
Buperiatendonl of Itr-tichoit. and Secretary, W. IL Torrance, Hallrai,
lntepector, W. F, Brook, Halifax.
lnapoctor D. M. Stewart, Montreal.
Branched I
Nova Scotia-Tlalltax Branch, ABtlgo
M nil iieieel 11 lnr.i.-* Co.), I 'lei l'u.   Port Hn
New BrTB-HwIek���Balhurst,  DorcheKtcr, .'redDricuni, K uik������' e	
ciidtlo.Saokville, Wiodntock. H. K. Inland���Charlotte-town, -uminenUde. *_eb.e-Moi"n*
(City O-ioe), Montreal, Went End (Cor. Notro Uamo and Seigneurs Street*); Wostmounl a��
Greene Avenue and SL Catharines StreoL Ontario-Ottawa. New.oundla.d-M.����'
tuba. West Indies���Havana. United Mates- New York (IS Kxohange Place) llopiibllc.�� -���
BRANOHKB IN BRITI8U COLUMBIA.
Atlin. Bennett, Grand Forks, Nanaimo, Nelson, Rossland, vu
couver, Vancouver East End, Victoria.
Correspondents i .
fnnada-Merotmntie Bank of Canada. Boston��� Nni ieiiinl Shnwmut Bank, fhlra.e A",1" V
Notional Bank. Han Franclsco-Flrst. National Hank. London, Eng. - Bank of ___\
Paris. France Creillt leyoiiimls. Bermuda-Bank of Bermuda, rnina and Jspsn " ���
Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation. ..
(lenetal Banking Business Transacted; Sterling Bills of l-xch.nje  Bouf11
and Sold, Lttters of Credit, Etc., Negotiated.
Aecounts received on the most favorahle terms.   Interest allowed on 'P^i
deposits and on Saving Bank accounts.
Geo. Kydd, Manager, Nelson, jU*
NOTICE.
Notice is hereby given that in virtue of the Act of tne
Dominion Parliament, 65 and 64 Victoria, Chapter ����3
and'Chapter 104, the name of
THE   MERCHANTS'  BANK   OF   HALIFAX
ti   1 ������ -i 1 'i 1 1 1       111 1
will  be changed to
"Zbe IRo^al Bank of (tenajjT
���n ' 11 si
from and after
the  Second  day  of  January,  1001.
E. L. PEASE
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Halifax, ist November, 1900.
General Manager,     m
' Nelson Daily Miner,  Thursday  Evening,   December 4, 1900
&
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WORTHY MAYOR.,
and
boils
reek
Phe municipal   pot   ic on,
and bubbles gaily;
_nd the nostrils of the   citizens
with the uclors daily;
.or ChriBtmas time is coming   and wc
* ��   oonlidently look
for the best^of fare our   worthy Mayor (and cuieiniere) cun cook.
savory he lately tiled,   (n   new   receipt he's got)
aeked Fire Chief, well   devilled   and
peppered good uml hot;
Jut lo, the pot  boils   over,   and   the
fumes he cannot quench,
I'nd the   Council   there   informs   the
Mayor they cannot bear the stencb.
jl know a thing will fix it" tbe wily
chief cook thinks,
Il'll mix another flavor in, and   neutralise the stinks,
iy purposo thus will   be   concealed,
and stilled, all suspicion."
1 he took a cbuir and then und there
drew up a rare petition.
"V*Whereas  the City   dally   stands   in
\    jeopardy from Hie
��� -And week by   week   insurance  rates
I    are getting ever higher;
'A skilled   and   expert fire brigado   is
needed in our City
So in despair we beg   our Mayor   will
grant our prayer in pity."
���'And now our cook stirs quickly in
this new and strong ingredient,
And we don our bibs and napkins and
���it us down   obedient;
And we swallow all the nauseous
stuff, we are so meek and good,
���And swear no Mayor could e'er prepare more toothsome Xuius food.
MISCELLANEOUS
Advcrtlsomonts Inserted uiidor this hood al
the rate of ono cent a word nor insertion. No
advertisement taken for loss than 'Ai oents.
FOR     RENT.��� Cellar.    Apply
chants' Bank of Halifax.
Mer-
WANTKD.���1 Main     sewing.       Dressmaking    shop    preferred.    Address
Lake view Hotel.
LOST.��� Pooketbook    containing   828.
Reward   if   returned to Krainett   C,
Ilrown, Miner Olliee.
WANTED���One or two rooms furnished or unfurnished,with private family, for light bouse keeping,with beat
anil light. Apply to H. K. Miner
Ofllco.
SENTIMENT,     SENTIMENTALITY.
The author of "Hocauso I Love You
, So" has sued for a divorce, lie also
Bues the co-respondent for alienation
of bis wife's affection, and the latter
VeplleB, somewhat   brazenly,   that   at
; the time charged his wife hadn't any
affection for her husband to alienate.
A queer kind of defence, but possibly
affective.    It     indicates    plainly,   at
��� Kny rate, that mere sentiment burns
Itself out pretty quick. We don't
want to stop young people   from  fall-
��� ing in love with one another. We
couldn't if we would,and we wouldn't
if we eould. It's great fun, it's beautiful, and it serves a very high purpose. But any man or woman who
rushes into matrimony on the basis of
nieie sentiment without  some  regard
| tor mutual respect nnd compatablllty
of temper is preparing some bitter
hours for himself or herself, whether
it ends iu tbe divorce court or not.
Bare endetb our sermon.���Today.
WANTED.-Uirl for housework,   best
wages paid.    Apply   Mrs. Schermer-
horu   Water St.,    neur   O'Neil's   Uro-
cery.
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READY FOR CHRISTMAS
FOR   SALE   or   Rent���Two    Smith-
Premler,   one   Remington   and   one
Empire tyewriter. Apply W. L. Tebo,
C. I'. R. telegraph oflice.
LADIES' HAIR DRESSING Parlors���
Mrs E. 11. Thompson, (late of Doran-
wend's well known establishment,
Toronto), has opened parlors for hair
dressing in Victoria Block. Ladies
may make appointments hy mail or
otherwise. Room 1, corner Baker
and Josephine Streets.
FIRST-CLASS   Room   und   Board, in
private   family,    reasonable   terms.
Apply   on   Silica   Street,   two   doors
west of Ward.
That Will Double Your Comfort and Divide Your
Coal Bills.
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Is there anything you can think of in our line?
In fact we have just put on display the LARGEbT and
ment of
Then we have it!
FINEST assort-
XMAS   NOVELTIES
Ever Seen   in Nelson.
First we'd speak cf CANDIES.    We are sole agents for
FOR RENT.���A two-story,six-roomed
dwelling,   bath   room   etc.,    818.00
Apply S.   M.   Brydges,   Mara   Mock,
over Merchants' Rank of Halifax.
FOR SALE���A new bouse, ten rooms,
very convenient, with all modern improvements.   Apply A. E. Clarke, corner of Stanley and Carbonate   Street.
TRAINED   Nurse,  open   for  engagements.    Surgical,   medical,   and accouchement.    English   nnd   Canadian
diplomas.    Apply, "E" Miner   Office.
"CH-TI. ISM TO BE REMEMBERED.
It It said that a young preacher,
ono* desiring to get tlio opinion of
Prat Jowett as to a sermon he had
preached, asked him what he thought
of Its The Professor looked at him
a aMment and then slowly added:
"Edward,if you would pluck a few of
the feathers from tbe wings of your
imagination, and stick them^in the
K tail of your judgment you would make
better sermons." This is a criticism
not likely to be easily forgotten.
PRIVATE Board   and Room.    Heated
throughout. Hot and cold water and
baths.   Three   doors    south   of   Post-
oftice, Ward Street.
LODGE MEETINGS.
A
NKLSON LODGE No. 23, A. F. St A
M. moets second Wednosday In each
mini! li.   Visiling brethern welcome.
MOORE'S   HOT   BLAST
Is made in several sizes, all
constructed on the same principle���the principle that gives
prodigality of heat with parsimony of fuel. Come and examine them. The Draw Grate
is a decided improvement; no
trouble to get the clinkers
and waste coal out.
McLachlan Bros.
Terrible iccident
-AT-
L 0. O. P. Kootenay Lodge
No. 10, moots ovory Monday night,
at  their  Hall,  Kootenay Btreet
Sojourning Odd Follows cordially Invltod.
John A, Mcltae, N.O.   I). W. Ruthorford, V.G.
I'reil J. Squire, Por. Sec.
NELSON'S QUKKN NO. 241
SONS OF KNGLAND, meets
tho lirst Wednosday evening of
eaoh month at Fiatornliy hall,
cornor of llakor and Kootonay
stroot*. Visiting brethorn cordially Invited.
John Watson, Secretary.
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This signature Is on every box or the genuine
Laxative Bromo*Quiniiie Tablet*
"ito mml. Out ran>s ���> onVl tn on* da*
IO*CHOvKIK)KiW*OK)
THREE PAPERS
IN ONE.
Eight  pages of  summarized  and
olassified news.
Eight pages of praotical agrionltur-
al and live stook articles-
Eight paces of interesting Action
���nd magazine featnres.
fefflyMailaBflEiffi
3 Sections.      24 Pages.
$1.00 PER YEAR.
Balance ot 1900 free with subscription for 1901.
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HOTEL ROSSLAND
VERNON ST., NELSON.
RATES
By the week from $5 to $6.
By the day li.oo.
J. V. O'LAUGHLIN, Prop-
JOHN McLATCHIE
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Dominion and
Provincial<>
Land Surveyor.
nelson b c
BUY IT.
The Mirer is on sale at  the  following news stores at five cents per
(HI .1.1 Htanlor
Thomson Stationery Co
Canada Drug <_llook Co.
Hotel limine n���wh Htanit
Hotel I'lealr Nows HUnil
Ii. Campboll
('. F. Nelson
J. F. Delanoy
H. A. Ilriulshivw
Hlocan Nows Co.
Thomson Droit.
IaiiiohI _. Young
H. A. King fe Uo.
Nolson
Nelson
Nolson
Nolson
Nolson
Ymir
Now Denver
llosoborry
Slocan City
Sandon
Vancouver
Kaslo
Qroonwood
*nd  News   Agents   on boats an.
train." out pf Nelson
of oael
cordially Invltod.
Crawford, 11. S.
L. No.  1692  meets in Fra-
"rd Fridi
Visltlnj
(entity Hall on first nnd third Friday ovonlngH
clt month at 8 o'olook.   Visiting members
��. Kobinson, WTiM.:
members
Wm,
NF,!,oi)M IAIDG-  No.ZS, K. of P.
moot 1 ir ... of ��� hn:l, Oddfellows block
evorv   TueVay ^evuning at 8 o'oleok
11 visiting kuights cordially  Invited
F. J. Biiaiii.kv, CO.
J. A.Paquette, K. of K. and 8.
NKLSON AKRIE No. 22, F. O. B., moots
every seoond and fourth Wednesdays of oach
111 em:h. Visiting members oordlally invlt-
Charlos Prosser. Secretary.
Nelson Kncampmont No. 7.   _
and 1th Friday of eaoh month, In Odd F
Meets ovory 2nd
'" Voile
Hall, corner  Rnker and   Kootenay   streets.
Nelson.   A. H. Cloments, C. P.; D. McArthu.
R. S.   Visiting brothors always wolcjim...
COURT KOOTKNAY, I. O. F., No. 313B.
Meetings Ith Thursday of month. Fraterna
hall, J A Irvine OR.   P. H. Fleming. R.S,
Club Hotel
Dec. 6th, 1900.
�� Ganong's, Lowney's and Cadbury's
���iij-_
�� Famous Chocolates and Bonbons.
�����
,�� A fresh shipment has just arrived.
���+>3 We also have an endless assortment of beautiful  CANDV   BOXES
>!,.    appropriate for Holiday Gifts.    They are  the very latest designs, and just
"*V    (rom London.
m
0+, Of course you'll have a
I        CHRISTMAS   TREE
~�� Do you want a handsome one ?    Then  come to  us  for  decorations.
-^    We'll show you the  prettiest lot of English and French Novelties ever seen.
af    A bewildering assortment of
1 "TOM SMITH CRACKERS"
.��_<
turn-
_<*_���-
X And hundreds of "AN l MALS" for the children.
|J. A.   MACDONALD'S
���
"X Palace Confectionery.
rL. TELEPHONE  208.
K��3��-
Mr. John McKane and W.A.
Galliher Were (Foley)
Murdered.
CHURCH DIRECTORY.
H. Saviour a [Knoms-I Onuncn���Corner
Ward and Silica Sts. Sundays: Holy Communion 8 a. 111.; and on the 1st and 3rd Sundays
in the mouth lifter Mattlns; Mattini- at 11 a.m.;
Sundny School 2.30 p.mi Kvonsong 7.30. Daily;
Mattlns nt U.30 a. m. Thursdays and Saint's
Daysi Holy Communion 10 a. in. Fridays:
Evensong 7.30 n, m., followed by choir practice H. S. Akehurst, Kuutur. Fred Irvine,
Geo. JohnsUtiin, Wardens.
Catholic Church -CornoriWard and Mill
stroeis Mass overy Sunday at 8 and 10.00 a.m
Benediction at 7.30 p.m.   Mass evory wook day
at 7.15 a.m.   Rev.  Fathor Forlaud Rector.
PiticaiivTRHiAN Church���Sorvloos at 11 a.m.
and 7.30 p.m. Sunday School at 2.30 p.m.
Prayor meeting Thursday evening at 8 11.in.;
Christian Endeavor Society moots every Tuesday evening ���� t o'olook. Rev. R. Frow,
Pastor.
Mrthodist Church���Cornor SUloa and
Josephine Stroots. Services at 11 a.m. and 7.30
p. m.; Sabbath School, 2.30 p.m.; Prayer meeting on Thursday evening at 8 o'olook: Kpworth
I .i'ei mil' C, E., Tussday at 8 a.m. Rev. J. H.
White, Pastor. Residence, josephino Streot,
rear of church.
Ha_ti_t Church - -ervioen morning and
ovenlng at 11a.m. and 7.30 p.m.; Prayor moet.
Ing Thursday evening at 8 p.m. the B. Y
P.U. Tuesday ovenlng at 8 o'olook. Strangers
cordially wolcossod. Rov. Q. J. Coultor Whito,
Paster.
Salvation Army��� Servlo s overy evening
at 8 o'clock In barracks on V 0U111 street
Adindant Edg^enntha In *'han.n.
Kootenay Railway and Nav.
Company, Ltd.
Operating
KASLO J. SLOCAN RAILWAY*
INTERNATIONAL, NAV. It THAI). CO.
Sohodulo of Timo.      Paolflo Standard lime.
Eifoclivo February 1st, 1800
KASLO & SLOCAN RY.
Passonger train for Sandon and way stations
leaves   Kaslo at 8 a. m., dally.    Returning,
ieavos Sandon at 1.-1 p.m.. arriving at-Kaslo
a4.8.60 1' 111.
INTERNATIONAL NAV. & TRAD. CO,
Operating on Kootonay Lako and River.
Str. "International" leaves Kaslo for Nelson
at 6 a. in, dally excopt Sunday. Returning,
leaves Nolson at 0.10 p.m., oalling at Balfour,
Pilot Bay. Ainsworth and all way points. Connects wit It S. F. St N. train to ana from Spokane at Five Mile Point.
LARDO-DUNCAN DIVI8I0N.
Stenmor Argonta has been laid up foi the
winter.
Steamers oall at principal landings in both
directions, and at other points whon signalled.
Ticket* ��old to all point- lu Canada and tho
United States.
To ascertain rates and full Information ad-
drawl
ROBERT IRVING.
Seeeeeeilnr.   KlUlln. R.   C.
THAT PAD
Of Writing Papor won t last
long. Yotrd better place an-
other "hurry DP' o-dor with
TWE MINER
Chief Jarvis, Judge Crease,
and Mr. Gray-Vag were appointed as Coroner's Jurors,
and the unanimous decision
arrived at was that
Foley Is Elected!
Until.Ian.lat, 1001, these Solid Gold
Piute Buttons containing photo of
yourself or friend will be riven away
with each dozen of our best Cabinet
Photos. Our reputation for artistic
work is well established but pay a visit
to pur studio nnd you will be conviuced
of our ability to pleBBe you.
QUEEN STUDIO,
Baker Street.
P. BURNS & CO.
Wholesale and Retail Meal Merchants
HEAD OFFICE NELSON, NL C.
Branch Markets in Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo
Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.
rdera by malt to any branch will have careful a��4 prompt attention.
TADDY & CO.
ESTABLISHED 150 YEARS LOnC-OH,    Eflg.
"ORBIT"   ..rand and
P-VbelYll Li-V Navy tut Tobaccos.
Agents for Coin. 1 JAMES TURNER A CO., H_milton. Ont.
CROW &   MORRIS,  Sole Agents, Nelson. B. C.
Wholesale Houses
NEL50N, B. C.
AKKATKI) AND MINERAL WATERS
rpHO&PH & CO. Uniit-xl-Comer Vornon
X aud I'ed&r dtreoiti, NoLhod���Munufaclur
urn of and wholod&le dualeru lu avralod water*
and fruit Hyrup*. 8olo uguatM for linlcyou Hut
-.in-iugH iiinit-inl waler.   Telephone 60.
XT KLSON   SODA   WATER   FACTORY-
._.! N. M. < uiiimiiiH, UonuoB���KveTf known
variety of M>fl drinki), P U Box Bd. Tulophunt:
No. 31. Uoovor Hlrout, NoIhoo. Hottlera of the
f.kUiou-1 bt. uion Hot Hpup Mineral Water.
ARCHITECTS
CANE ft MACUONALU UL Cane, Jam���
A. Maedonald.��� A re hi loci* and Htiiwrin
teudunut, liroken Hill Block, corner ttakti and
Ward Siroout, NeUou.
COMMISSION MERCHANTS
UJ. KVANS 8c CO.-Bakor Streot, Nel
���   ����ou���WholiMHlu ihialrir. in llquoro, ci
Kara, �������� nt.  iiir brick and llro clay,  water
l>ijH! and Hteol rail-, aad K^ueral ooiiimiwdoo
inun'hantM.
GRAIN,  HAY AND CEREALS
I >KA* K.MAN KEK   M11.1.INO  CO., Lin.
J > V\ huitwiale aud retail dealer* Ui uraln,
hay, flour, food. Mill* at Victoria, New Wt*t-
miuKter; tviinutiUtn, Alt*. h.lev_uurn on L ui
Vary and l-^linootou Itailway. Mauufacturum
of tho oulobratvd ki. Ac K. iiraml cereaia.
UBOCBBIB8
Atlantic S. S. Lines.
From Portland, Mo.
Allan Lino PuiTdan Deo 6
Allan Line Tunlnian Doc i;t
Allan Line Htr-H, call at Halifax ono day later
Dominion Line Dominion Dec-H
Dominion  Line  Cauibroman Doc 18
From St, John, N. H.
Boavor Line Lako Superior Dec 7
Beaver Line Lake Ontario Doc 14
Beavor Line -tra. call at Halifax one day later
From Now York
Whito Star Line Teutonic Doo 5
White Star Lino'  -rnianlc Dec 12
Cunard Line Ktruua  DccK
Cunard Line Lucanin Doc 16
American Line Now York Deo 12
Red  ���.t-ur Line Krlealand Doo 12
N.O.L, _-diio Lahn Doc 11
French Lino La OiiBColj/ne ])cc 13
Allan Hi nt ti line Sardinian Doc 8
From Boston
Cunard Lino Saxonia Dec8
Dominion Lino Commonwealth  Doc 12
Pari-agoH niTiin��i'(] to and from all European
points. For rates, tlukots and full Information
apply to C. P. K. depot agont or H. I.. Browa
City PaBnonircr Agent, Nolson, B. C.
W. P. F. OUMMINGS,
Ooneral * ewnt C.P.R Offloed. Winnipeg
PARKER &COT~
Turner-Boeckh Block Baker Street
niNlNd   PROPERTIES   OF    MERIT
PURCHASED.
STANDARD STOCKS POR SALE
WANTED���1000   Athabasca.
CRUCIBLE OAST STEEL
WIRE ROPE
7-8 Inch ilii-m. $13. HI per 100 feet. For
immediate, delivery in Neboa
apply.
West Kootenay Butcher Co.
ALL.   KINDS  OF
Fresh   and   Salted   Heats
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
MACDONALD   Ic  Ca-Coraer   Fron
_   ami  Ball  Btreeu���V. holeaale  Rrocunt
uml jobbortt lu btankeu, gloved, lultU, buoU,
nihil* iw, inn. klnrtw. __iul uilneni' iiuudriea.
A.
LUMIIKK
Fish and Poultry in Season
E.   C.   TRAVE3.   Manager.
Baker Street, Nelson.
Orders by mail receive careful and prompt attention
H. E. CROASDA1LE
MINE & SHARE BROKER. COnniSSION AGENT.
P. O. Box 626.   Cable Address: "Croaidolle," Nelson.   Gode-Morelmj _ Neal.
Is prepared to negotiate the sale of developed mines.    Has arranged for
dealing in shares on the London and Montreal Stock Kx,hanges.  Shares
bought and sold in London on   margin.    Will   take charge of the interests of absentee investors.
OFFICE: 8ELOU8 BLOCK, NEL80N, B. C.
V. O. GREBM        K. 8. OI.BMENTH
GREEN & CLEMENTS
Civil Engineer* and Provincial  l__n_
Surveyors.
P. O. Box Uf Kalaon, 13. a.
A. R. BARROW, a. m i. o.i
Provincial  Land Surveyor.
Corner Victoria and Kootenay 8U.
P. O. Box 65H. Telephone No, in
NIC-WON BAW  AND   i'l.AMNU  MIL1,-
I Ull' ���      e .in., I      Hull   Mid     Me,lil     .~n,., 1��,
.NrKlele      I.iiHiIh-i, e .elllllK,   dUUrlllg,   llliel   ,-1 , | )
iIiiiik lu wuud fur tiiill,liiie_ puriMMon.   U.l our
I'll' e ��.      I   Mjn-lHelllle In .-   MelH II. 'I
FHKSII AND SALT MEATS
Jt   IIU UN- k Co.-H-l��r DlreeU Nalwn-
.  ���   WtioluM_le dwUeni In frunti mil cured
in.���u>.   Cold Htor_|ce.
���liriWT   KOOTKNAY   BUTCIIKR   Cp.-
Ml'KKAU OF    PROVINCIAL INFORMATION
In order thnt thu Uovi'minont may
be in pons.Kt.loii of .iuiliiit." Informa-
tiun witli wliioli tn supply those seek-
injf InveatnenU In this Province, I
urn Instruiitvil to invite particulars
from tlinw wlin liavo properties for
sill.., mid who miiy f.'el disposed to
I forward nu.li particulars to thiB olll.o
for tin" purpose in ijuoHtioli.
In view of iiu, proposed early re-or-
(,'iiiilsatiiin of the Apeut Ocueral's
oiiicu in London, Bngfind, the deslr-
uliility of having on tile a list of
farms anil other properties for sale,
witli full and accurate details, is obvious. Properties submitted may include farms and furm lauds, indus-
trlal or commercial concerns, timber
limits, water powers, or other enterprises affording opportunities for legitimate investment.
It Is not proposed to recommend
properties to intending investors, but
to afford the fullest access to the classified Iihis and nil available Information connected therewith, and to pluce
emiuirers iu cominunicatiou with the
owners.
The fullest particulars are desired
not only of the properties themselves,
but of the localities la which they
are situated, and the conditions
affecting them. For this purpose
printed schedules will, upon application, be forwarded to those desirous
of milking sales.
H. E. OOSNELL,
Sccrotary. Bureau  of   Provincial   Information.
CANADIAN
Pacific
" Soo Line
FIR*T-CI,AK8   8LEEPER8 ON AIX
TltAINH FROM REVELSTOKE
AND KOOTENAY LANDING.
Also TOURIST CARS passing   Dun-
more Junction Daily for St. Paul,  Saturdays for Montreal and Boston, Mondays    and    Thursdays    for   Toronto.
Snine cars  pass   Revelstoke  one  day
earlier.
A   POINTER
for   your   esBtein   trip  is to  gee   tha
your ticket reads via Canadian 1'itritlc,
Trains and Steamers Depart
5 .0q    1 Steamer for Kootenay Lacd-
finiiv    \ '"K   8n(1   eastern  point*   via
umly    ) Crow's Nest Route.
8:00 | Train for Rossland, Grand
Ex 8un ) Forks,Greenwood,Midway,et_
9:00 I Train for Hlocan City, Sloean
Ex Sun ( point., and Sandon.
1000 i Steamer for Kaslo wJ-. inter-
Ex Ron .mediate pointa.
1H-40 . Train for Rossland, Naknsp,
nail. [ Revelstoke, main line and
ua"'    ) PaclBic Coast Points.
For Time Tables, Rates and fall information call on or address nearest Local Agent, or,
R. W. Drow. Depot Aitent I Nolson, B. O.
H. 1. Brown. Clt). A. ,-nl.   I
W.lf.A��U__t-ON, K.J.COYI__,
Trrnr. !>_��. Agent        A. O. P. Age,,.,
Nel.on V_non,iTer
Spokane  Falls  Sl
Northern R'v.
Nelson Sl Fort
Sheppard R'v.
Red Mountain R'v.
H.eieei ULruet. NelMoo-
on. In frywh and cured mu-U.
WlioliMUe de-l
IIAK1IWA11E St MINING   HOPPLIES
AW11KNCK   IIAUUWAItR
.   N. : - u I.eel
-linen' mipplles,  ���port.liiii   good.,
LAWilKNCK   HAHbWAHK   CO - IUkor
Hln .-I.    N.-1-iili - Wholl'sitle   el.-eilui.   lu
I..H.|\,_ir,
oto.
M'I.ai III.AN Hll.iH. (HuooMMin to v��n
OOUTor llnrelwKii, I'm. I.l.l.i llski'r Hl|e.,| ,
NtleHiu u tiote��_lo de-lern la b_rlwftre nml
mining nutiiillen, pluiubun,' nnd Uiuuullhn' hum
PAWL
XTKIJHIN HAHDWAHK CO.-Wholmnle
JJi imliiln. nil,, nml kU����; nioch��nl>-' tool-.
Agenl- foi Ontario Powder Work*; Ojrn unlue
LlyUORR AND URV GOODS
rpUHNKIt, BKKTON k (^.-Corner Verno.
X and JoMphuie atraoU, Nelmn-Whol*
nale dealoni In lliiuom. olgan, nnd dry gixnU.
AgenU, for Pebrt llnewlng Co. ol Mifwnukeu
nuil I'eilKnrj. Hri'Hiieg Co of Calgary.
HUDSON _ HAY Uo.-Whels.i_to arooarin
nnd lliiuon. ol��., Haker Btreet, Kelaon.
C. Mil i HIS IA WINK CO.. Uniltod-Corner
J Kront aad Hall Htreetn, Nelimn H hole
e.e,ie' ilralen n wlnen loaae and bulk), nnd
dcmeat-i nnd Imporim dgnrn.
PHOVISKINH,   PRODUCE ft FRUITS
1 Y. OKI. KIN -CO. Corner Vernon mill
O . JOMphlas atreeu, Nelaon - Wholcnle
dralen la proTldoM, onred mstta, butter aud
The only all rail route between
all points east, west and south to
Rossland, Nelson and intermediat
points; connecting at Spokane with
Great Northern, Northern Pacific,
and O. R. & N. Co.
Connects at Nelson with steamer
for Kaslo and all Kootenay lake
points.
Connects at Meyer's Falls with
stage daily for Republic, and connects at Bossburg with stage daily
for Grand Forks and Greenwood.
I*ave DAY TRAIN Arrive
H:0Us.m S|x>kane il In .,.,,*.
11:60 .in li..    leuiil H;j() piln_
7:0u a.m Nelson 7:15 p.m.
NIGHT TRAIN.
Bt_6 p.m Spokane 7:0O am.
11.00 p.m Rossland 7:00 a.m.
H. A. JAOKSON, G. P. ft T.A.
Spokane  Wasft
Q. K. TAOKABCRY,
Agent, Nelson. B.O
Porto Rico Lumber
Co., Limited.
YARDS   AT   NKI.SOV  AND  ROSSLAND
MILL AT POBTO RICO HllilMi.
Rough and
Dressed   Lumber,
Shingles, Mouldings.
a-i White Pint- Lumber Always In
Stock.
- ^.* r*rr)r a complnte .lock ol Coast Floorini.
riling. M4l Klnl.h. Tonied W.wg, &$"l_*A
iswi-a   Hiseilal order work ��III recciVebromn.
nllentlon-   Mall onlor- Kolk-liod '���,TB V">mpt
Porto Rico Lumber Co.,
umru
He_d WBoe-Hendrri and Vi.B<m 8t, Netow, Nelson Dailv Minbr,  Thuksdav Evenimo,  December 6   1900
���
.
NEWS OF I
THE TOWN f
���A/**erW*A*AAVWV<VV*rVl'**0
A meeting of the Masonic Lodge
will be held next Wednosday evening.
The election nf officers for the onmi-
Ing year will tako place.
Mr. .lames V.Welch tbe well known
railroad contraotor of tins city, is
contemplating the transporting of 100
men to Ontario, to work on tbo Rainy
River dlstrlot railroad during tbo
winter season.
Mrs. John Hamilton, of Vietmiu
street, entertained  at  her  residence
lust evening the members   of   till)   St.
Paul's Presbyterian church choir,
There were a good number In attendance and the hours were spent very
pleasantly.
Fifteen cases have already been entered to be heard at the Country Court
of Kootenay to be opened in this City
next Monday morning. This is an
unusually large list but it is expected
that several of them will be adjourned until the next sitting of the court
which will be held March 4, 11101.
Thero is an application for a jury iu
one caBo.
Mr. Alexander McLennan, captain
of tbe Steamer Nelson and Miss Flora
tiallop of Ilalfour, were united in
marriage at Mt. Saviour's Church yesterday afternoon by ltev. II. S. Alce-
burst. The.bride was given away by
Dr. LaBau. Mr. McLennan was assisted by Mr. L. U. Fraser, captain of
the Steamer Kokanee, and the bride by
Miss llembroff of Kaslo.
Mr. John Gunn, who has the contract for the construction of the
bridge across thu Columbia at Robson
was in the City tuday. He reports
that things are go'ng along quite well
but the wont is hindered bomewhat
owing to the delay in the construction
of spurs. When the spurs aro completed which will be but a short time,
the work upon tho piers in midstream
will begin.
Since the installation of the new
system of the local telephone company
a big rush of orders of now subscribers have been received, and some dilli-
culty has been found in obtaining the
required supplies from the factory.
It is expected ihat an additional
switch board will be placed in the
near future. Expressions of satisfac
tion are being heard from the patrons
in regard to the service.
Tho General Hospital acknowledges
With thanks the following contributions: Magazines, Mrs. Painter, Mrs.
Ritchie, Mrs. Campbell Johnston,
Mrs. J. Laing-Stocks, Mr. Bickard;
flowers, ltev. Robert Frew, Mrs. J
Roderick Robertson, Mrs. J. Laing
.Stocks, Mrs. Roberts; linen, Ladies'
Hospital Aid; tea set by Mrs. J. A.
McDonald ; preserved fruit, Mrs. Capt.
McMorris, Mrs. Roberts; fruit, Mrs.
Hughes, und Mr. Vann; venison, Mrb.
Ellis, Wuneta.
Tbe Christmas number of The Canadian Magazine has just como to
band. It is a decided credit to the Dominion, coutributions, illustrations
: ud letter press being as high class as
that of any magazine published on the
continent. Among the announcement
of articles to be published in the Can
adlan Magazine Bbortly is one entitled
"A New Canadian Glacier," by Mr.
Welford YV, lleaton, of Nelson, being
an illustrated description of a trip to
tlie Kokanee Peaks.
The passenger train of the Spokane
Falls ,t Northern due to urrive in
Nelson at 7:15 last evening did uot
arrive until about :i o'clock this
morning, making it about eight hours
late, ll is reported that the delay
was due to the engine giving out.
The train left Northport on time but
the engine gave out and a long stop
hud lo bo nnulo south of Ymir. This
makes Several times thut the engines
of the road have caused delay. There
were about tl passengers on the train
for Nelson. The mail was not delivered nt tbe PoatOffiOe until a late hour
this morning.
TIIK HA/. A All.
Will continue   until Saturday evening
promises to be a success.
KRUGER'S PROGRESS.
Reaches The Hague Where He Will
Tako Up His Residence.
The Hague, Doe. 0.���Mr. Kruger arrived here today and was greeted ut
the station by the Burgomaster and
Councillors. A ohoir of OfjO men and
,'irls chanted Psalm 78, verses 11, 7
and li. Tlie former President and his
suite wore warmly welcomed by tho
Burgomaster. Then followed Mr.
Spink,tlie president of the loeal South
African     Association,     assuring   Mr.
Kruger of  the deep sympathy of the
entire Dutch nation, "who hud," he
said, "so greatly though vainly hop-
1 that the great Powers who bad recently assembled at tlio peace conference, would not havo permitted thai
in Smith Africa tlio right of nations,
the right of war and civil law should
be trampled under foot, or a littlu nation sacrificed In an unequal combat
in defense of its existence."
POPE'S HEALTH GOOD.
Home, Dec. 6.���Tlio Mengero asserts
that the health of tbe Popo has not
been altogether satisfactory for somo
time past and he bus occasionally suffered in the part where he was operat
ed on in IH',18. This caused bis physician to perform u slight operation yesterday which removed the pain. The
Pope has merely boen recommended
to rest for a fow days, according to
the paper mentioned. On the other
hand, a scmi-olliciul statement says
the Pope's health is perfect and that
ho continues bis numerous receptions
without fatigue.
Spokane Mining Stock Exchange
Quotations.
This morniug's Spokane quotations
as received from The Miner's special
correspondent:
(SPECIAL TO Till-:  Ml \ER.)
NAME. ASKKD.
Blaoktail 10
Butte & Hoston  2X
Crystal  4J_
Evening Slar  (1
Gold Ledge  2
Golden Harvest    %
I.X.L 20X
Insurgent	
Iron Mask 31
Jim Blnine 10
Lone Pine Surprise  1%
Mountain Lion 27
Morning Glory 5X
Morrison ."  3X
Noble Five  4
Princess Maud   1X
Palmer Mt. Tun  11X
Quilp 28.4
Kiii-ibler-Cariboo 20
Republic    04
Reservation  4X
Kossland Giant  2%
Sullivan 14%
Tom Thumb 12
Waterloo  2%
Winnipeg  7
UNLISTED   STOCKS.
Conjecture  4>_
American Hoy  !)._
Trade Dollar 8J_
Kaiubow   5. ��
Hercules  3>_
Juno  5
Miller Creek  2%
Wonderful   IX
Gold   Standard   OX
Sales���Hercules, 1000 at 3.
BID.
OX
IX
m
2%
a
15.
%
17
24 X
4X
W
23
2%
'ix
12
2\X
21..
'ix
%t
14
10
2%
2
m
8%
2X
4
8
8
*_
1
8X
Many Fancy and Useful Goods on Exhibition at the K.-W.-C. Hlock.
The bazaar under the auspices of
the Ladles' Aid of the Congregational
Church was opened in tho new K. -VI.-
C. block this morning. The members
of the committee were busy all morning in cleaning out the store and erecting booths which are now stacked
with many beautiful and useful articles. The long plate glass window
is magnificently decorated with fancy
goods and will be in charge of Mrs.
Simpson. The booth which contains
paintings and Chinese fancy goods
will be conducted by Mrs. .Shcppard.
Mrs. II. It. Hellamy will also conduct the sale of goods at the other
booth. This ovenlng the hall will
be brilliantly lighted by gas and good
music will bo rendered by Warn hold's
Orchestra. A good turkey dinner will
be served by the ladies this evening.
A latge number were present at lunch
Con at noon today
A WOMAN'S AWFUL PERIL.
"There is only one chance to save
your life and that is through an operation." were the startling words
heard by Mrs. 1. B. Hunt of Lime
Etidge, Wis., from her doctor after he
had vainly tried to cure her of a
frightful ciiHe of stomach trouble and
yellow jaundice. Gall stones had
formed and she constantly grew
worse. Then she begun to use Elc'
trie Hitters which wholly cured he
It's a wonderful Stomach, Liver and
Kidney remedy. Cures Dyspepsia
Loss of Appetite. Try it. Only SO
cents. Guaranteed, For sale by Can
ada Drug Sz Hook Co.
GENUINE PATRIOTISM.
Ladies of Canada:
While statesmen and politicians ar-
giio the Zollvcrein and differential
trade within the Einpiie (which they
will do while jaw displaces common
sense), settle this matter for yourselves.
Your brother colonists of Ceylon
ami India are growers of pure teas,
Itlack and Green. Canadian and
United States importers supply you
with 11.0(1(1,0110 pounds unnua'lly of
Japan teas, yet they know Jnpaus are
artlfleally colored and adulteiuted.
| Let the knowledge of these facts and
I the   sentiment of patriotic   sisterhood
! move you to help the Hritish planter,
British-grown Black Teas  hold  the
Canadian market.   Drinkers of Japan
tea should try the Greens now coming
on the market, and your dainty palates will approve them. Yes, we
bear your grocer's excuses; but insist.
Ladies can always get what they
want. Remember bow you ran your
husband to���well, do they still think
it Paradise'.1 They certainly will if
you give them Ceylon and India green
tea. Blue Ribbon, Monsoon and Saluda puck-els arc now obtainable.
Colonist.
MWS OF
THE MINES
Information has reached Nelson concerning the First Thought property
situated near Hossburg, Wash., and
which is being developed by Hritish
capital. Pat Hums, Bruce White,
Blake Wilson, W. A. Ranisdall and
John Kanahan, all of Nelson, are tbo
owners, and Alexander Bharpe the superintendent. It is a high grade por-
phyritio quartz proposition. About
1500 foot of development work has
boen done. At present the ore is being piled on tho dump,as the company
is contemplating putting in its own
reduction works in tlio near future.
The district In which this property
is located is known as Pierre Lake
and has been an attractive Hold for
mining men. It lies directly nortli
of Hossburg and within a radius of
live or six miles of Pierre Lake. Within this belt are found the peculiar oro
features of Rossland and Greenwood,
the big bodies of low grade diorite
and also tho high grade porphyry
quartz found in Republic.
Outside of assessment work there
was but little practical mining done
In the camp until the present year.
This year tbe district has made rapid
strides from a prospect to a paying
camp.
The other properties in that district
which are being developed are tbe
Orient, Examiner, Lafayette, Pacific
Star aud Eastern Sunday, all of which
are showing up well. This brings
out the fact that'the district is fast
coming to the front.
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The London Consolidated and Richelieu Mining Companies which aro
operating several claims situated
about 11 miles east of Crawford Bay
will install early in the spring a concentrator and compressor. The companies have secured sufficient water
rights for both mining and domestic
purposes and therefore having secured
this power they have now declared
their intention of erecting a mill.
Mr. A. C. Gait, of Rossland, vice-
president of the above mining companies and who arrived in Nelson this
morning after a visit to the property
confirmed the statement as to the
building of the concentrator. He reports that the property was showing
up most satifactorily in every respect.
The new wagon road has been completed within two miles of tbe mine
and from that point a good rawhide
trail has been constructed the rest of
the way. Tbe company has let a contact for the shipping of from 3,(100 to
5,000 tons of ore during the winter
season. Already there are 3,ii00 sacks
ready for shipment. The ore is of
high grade character and is composed
of silver lead and copper. It gives an
average value of S-10 to the ton and its
treatment will havo to be a special
one. The bins are choked with ore,
awaiting the arrival of more sacks.
iVhen shipping becomes regular the
present force of men which number
about 35 will be increased to <!.-
The main lead iB a blanket vein
which enables its development by un-
neling, doing away with the sinking
of shafts. On the London Consolidated prorjerty, which consists of seven
claims, the most of the work is to be
done on tho Simcoe claim. In all from
seven to eight tuunels have been run,
the longest being in about 1,000 feet.
Several of the tunnels have joined by
crosscuts which enables the blockings out of a large body of ore. At
present tho work is being confined to
sloping near the surface in three of
the main tunnels.
On tbo Richelieu properly which
consists of two claims and which is on
tlio same load as the other property,
three tunnels have been run. The general indications of the workings of
this property are similar to the showings of the London Consolidated.
Taking both properties as a whole it
is a most excellent paying proposi
tion.
Slaughter Sale In
iners and
Heavy
..Working Shoes..
Just Like Home���Is what they all
say of the elegant compartment cars
on "The Northwestern Limited,"
operating between St. Paul and Chicago, only not ono home In a thousand
Is lis riciily and tastefully adorned.
You will enjoy absolute privacy when
traveling in nne of our compartments,
Tickets nl .'ill agents, 11. S. Collins,
General Agent, Spokane.
If you don't like Bluolfiibbon Tea it's
bocanso you've Dover tasted it.
Having decided to go into the
handling of Ladies' and Gents' Tine
Shoes exclusively, wc have decided
to clear out all our Miners and
Heavy Working Shoes (of which we
have about 500 pairs) regardless of
cost; at your own price.
62 Pairs of four laced Iianigans,
solid leather soles and inners, sizes
6 to 10. Regular Price $1.50;
slaughter sale price
GO cents.
71 Pairs of Bunkhams with or
without tap, soles extra heavy,
shanks and counters, sizes 6 to 10,
Regular price $2.25; slaughter sale
price
$1.25.
1 io Pairs Blucher and Gaiter
Shoes 'ingrain and kid leather,
nailed or plain sole, outside counters if preferred, sizes 6 to 10. Regular price $3,00: slaughter sale price
$1.75.
42 Pairs Grain Blucher and
Boots with buckle or lace, heavy
soles, sizes 6 to 10. Regular price
$3.00; slaughter sale price
THE TALK   OF THE TOWN.
The talk of the day iu Montoal is
the opening of the magnificent new
building erected on the best site of
the principal street by The Family
Herald aud Weekly Star. Tho Family
Herald's contemporaries aro paying
it the highest compliments. The new
building is said to be the finest newspaper building in the world. This is
saying a good deal for Canada. Tho
Family Herald and Weekly Star bus
made gigantic strides.
IO rim: * < ��i.i> th om: iiu
Tnko Laxative Bramo .uiniso Tnblo tn. All
_,  .       , , ,  1 liruuKlnU refund tbo money If It falls to cure. 1 ���,    .      ,
The  affair which   ���_.'��,   K. W, Grave* signature U on oaobbo*.'Ueetze.l
A GOOD THING.
German Syrup is the special prescription of Dr. A. Hosliee, a celebrated German Physician, and is acknowledged to be ono of tbe most fortunate discoveries in Medicine. It
quickly cures Coughs, Colds and Lung
troubles of the severest nature, removing, as it docs, the cause of tbe nf.ee-
ton and leaving the parts in a strong
and healthy condition. It is not 1111
experimental medicine, but has stood
the test 01 years, giving satisfaction
In every ease, which its rapidly increasing sale every season confirms.
Two million bottles sold annually.
Hoscho's German Syrup was introduced in tbe United States in 1868,
and is now sold in every town und
village in the civilized world. Three
doses will relieve any ordinary cough,
Price 75 cents.    For Sale  by   VV.   V.
(If You Buy Now
Your Money Will Last Longer.
We have in our Opera House Store, ^articles suitable for Christmas
Presents for young and old���gay and grave.    We have  got  to  move ft
this store, and we are going to sell every article on the premises.
$2.00.
132 Pairs  Oil   Grain,   kip  and
calfskin, lace and blucher, cut Boots
hand made, nailed, outside counters.
This is the best Mining Boot we
carry. Regularly selling at $5.00.
Slaughter sale price
$3.50.
These Boots and Shoes are all to
go at above quotations; first in gets
first choice,
Mail orders promptly attended to.
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S. Neelands.
DON'T    WORRY!
Gee Can Fit You.
lie has  one of   tbe   best  and   largest
Fall and Winter stocks in
the Province.
A. GEE, Merchant Tailor
Opposite Queen's Hotel,
Ralrer street
SILVER KING MIKE
Will pay the highest oash price for all
kinds of second hand goods. Will buy
or sell anything from an nncboi to a
needle. Furniture, stoves, carperte,
nooking utensils, bought in household
quantities. Also cast off clothing,
(.all and see mo or write. Address
Silver King Mike. Box SCO. Hull
Street. Nelson. P. O.
Canada Permanent and Western Canada Mortgage
Corporation,
head office toronto,  ont.
Money to loan on Straight Mortgage.
Apply to G. I- LENNOX, Baker St-
Nelson.
Daulton,
Royal Crown Derby,
Royal Worcester,
1 lav-land Limoges,
German, Japanese and
Austrian Fancy China-
ware.
The nicest assortment in  Nelson.
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A full line  of Our  Usual  Holiday (!)
Articles.    Dolls,Toys, Fancy Goods /ll
Etc., are now opened  up  and wise fjl
buyers are making early selections,
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Linen
Novelties.
We have just received a large assortment of Stamped Linen Novelties in
Slipper Holders,
Cushion Covers,
Pillow Shams,
Photograph Holder,
Tray Cloths,
Center Pieces,
Doylies,
5 o'clock Cloths and
Side Board Covers.
Belding's Embroidery Silks always kept in stock.
Special attention is drawn to our
Table Linens and Napkins. We
import these goods direct from the
manufacturers in Ireland, and have
the latest designs. Ask to see our
Cloths and Napkins to match.
Intending purchasers will find it
profitable to grt our prices before
purchasing.
H. & M. BIRD
Agents lor Eureka nineral Wool and
Asbestos  Co.
Insurance Go. of North America, Mutual ILiio
Insuranr.o Go., of New York, Quebec
Fire Assurance Go.
REAL ESTATE. MONEY TO LOAN.
FOR SALE.
Three loU in   Block 47, Bogustown,
885.00 each.
Three lots In   Block 33, Hogustown,
81OC.0Oeucli.
50 feet on Mill Street, 85OO.0O.
A   good  business   in   the   city,   in
thorough   working     order,   for   sale
cheap.
FOR RENT.
0-Roomed house, corner of Ward
and Robson, all modern conveniences  825 00
New house on Water Street   18 00
Cottage on Water Street  15 00
7-Roomed house on Robson St.,
between Kootenay and Stanley, all conveniences  25 00
,-Roomeil cottage, corner of
Falls am'   Hoover   13 00
CALL ON THI
NELSON WINE CO.
and  try a bottlo, a donen, or a barrel of
llji	
Wir.E8,   LIQUORS,
FRANK  A, TAMBLYN. M..��.������>.
Telephone SB. Raker Rr.. Nelson, a C.
CALGARY  BEER  an it U tho beu and
e'le>'il|ie'-l       Ull      the      Ili;erkeel ,
AIho   try   our
and    OIQARS.
TEE
Bank of
British Columbia,
NELSON.
Is now prepared to issue I
Drafts and  Letters of Credit
on Skaguay, U.S., Atlin, B,
C.| and Dawson City, Yukon
District.
Kerr St Co.
Cor. Bukor and Ward Streets,
Nokon.
GAMBLE & O'REILLY
Real Estate and Insurance
, Agents.
Loans Effected at  Reasonable  Rates.
Bak��( Street. Nelson.
C.W.WESTM,
Coal and Wood.
Agents Imperial Oil Oft Ltd.
Crow's   Nest   Coal, $&A&
Anthracite,     -    -   $9.65
D-L1VBRBD.
No order can ho accepted unltti
accompanied by cash,
Offlco Oorner Hall and Bater
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Streefc
REISTERER & CO.
Brewera of Fine LftRer
Beer and Potter,
DROP IN AND SKE US.
Nelson, B. 0.
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Merchandise has its place in the Preparations for the Xmas Season.   The attractiveness
of the Goods to be found in all our Departments will make brisk selling for the next three weeks.
Christmas Dolls.
Our new line of Dolls is now
on display. While the quality is
of the highest, the price is so
modestly low that you will be surprised at the size of the doll you
can get for a dollar or two.
Jointed Dolls, Kid-bodied Dolls,
new French-shape Dolls, Blond
Dolls, Brunette Dolls, 9 to 27
inches;  35c to$  8.50.
Silk Waists.
Nothing but the finest Taffeta,
Liberty Satins and Liberty Silks,
from $3.50 to $15.
Furs.
The great demand for Furs this
season was recognized by us very
early���in time to make selections
when they were at their best.
Whatever there is for ladies to
wear, made of Fur, will be found
in this department at very low
prices.
Handkerchiefs
You lose most of your handkerchiefs, the laundries wear out
the rest, and your handkerchief
case needs constant filling. We
have them from 5c to $7.50 each.
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B-ttcrlck Patterns    -
VV I-��ter Gloves
And Mittens in great variety.
The very latest style in Gloves is
the Suede, Castor and Mocha.
These Gloves are nice for COW
weather, as they are much warmer
than dressed kid. We carry these
lines in black, mole, tans and
greys, $1.50 to $2.00.
Eiderdown Comforts.
The cold snap which we have
just experienced, suggests what
we may expect when the winter
sets in in earnest, so get your
Comforts now and be ready.
Prices, $1.50 to $25.00.
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