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Array Daily Edition No. 916
HGHTINQ IN
CAPE COLONY
Nelson,   British Columbia. Friday Evening,   December 21, 1900.
Eleventh   Year
It Is Now the Principal Seat
of Action In South
Africa.
Loyal New Zealand Will Send
Another Contingent to
the Front.
Cape Town, Dee. 21.���A Government
memorandum rssued last evening,
makes the  following   announcement'���
"Tlio principal seat of action has been
transferred to tho northern part of
Capo Colony. Early December Kith, a
largo body of Boers crossed the
Orange River towards Rurghersdorp.
A British force followed, to avoid
wlii'di the Boers turned westward and
occupied Venterstad, Dec. lath. Bul
they evacuated the town the same
day on the approach of the British
aud marched Id the direction of
Steynsbnrg. The Boers,however, have
been Intercepted and find difficulty
In moving in any direction a* Steyns-
hurg, Burghersdorp, Stroraberg,",Uose-
madand Naauwport arc all strongly
held by the British and tho Orange
River has risen considerably iu their
rear. Another 2.0(10 Boers crossed al
Uanddrlft, making for Colesburg, but
on the dispatch of a British force
they diverged and occupied Philips'
town, Dec. 19th, cutting the telegraph
wlree ^between Philipstown and
Ilouktkraal. Early this morning a
portion of these Boers reached Iluuk-
kraal station and cut the line thore.
Considerable reinforcements have
been Bent to De Aar and Hanover and
it ia expect ed that further Invasion
will now be stopped except in the
case of scouting parties, which may
���lip through to raid cattle and to obtain much needed supplies.
"Hitherto there has been very little
fighting as the enemy in every instance have retired before tho British.
They took onr garrison of twenty
meu at Ventertad prisoners, but tho
Magersfontein garrison repulsed their
attacks, inflicting heavy loss, after
Borne hours lighting and a refusal of
a demand to surrender. It is probable that of tho two invading forces
the formei is a part uf Dewet's commando and the latter consists of several small commandos hitherto operating in the west of the Orange Kiver
Colony and of a number of rebels.''
llloemfonteln, Deo. 21.���Oeneral
Dewet. had 0,000 men and K.OOO horses
when he captured Dewetsdorp, according to a gentleman who was imprisoned there, lho Boer commander
then declared that he was not going
to surrender without a free partition
of all hia men including many Cape
Dutch. The force of 0,000 is now divided into three sections.
Cane Town, Uec. 20.���Martial law
has been proclaimed in the following
additional districts: Victoria West,
Richmond, Hanover, Murraysburg,
Graafreinet, Aberdeen, Middleburg,
Steynburg and Oradock, Tnrkuand,
Mortcno.
Wellington, Dec. 21.���The Government of New Zealand has decided to
despatch another contingent fo eSouth
Africa.
WONDERFUL DEWET.
How the Boor General   Escaped From
a Desperate Position.
Blocmofntcin, Dec. 21.���The details
of Oeneral Dewet's escape from the
encircling British column is described
as one of tho boldest incidents of the
war. When Ilaashrook's commando
joined Dewet, December 12, somo 15
miles cast of Thaba N'chu, General
Knox was only about an hour's distant nnd the Boer situation appeared
to be desperate. But Dewet was equal
to the occasion. Despatching Haas-
brook westward to mako a feint at
Victoria Nek, Dcwot prepared to
break through the British column at
Spring Hasuck Pass, about four miles
of bioad, Hat, unbroken ground. At
tho entrance were two fortilied posts.
Artillery was posted eastward watching the Boers. Suddenly a magnificent speotacle was presented. The
whole Boer army'of 8,500 men starter
at a gallop in open order through the
Nek. President Steyn and Pelt Porter led tho charge and Dewet brought
up the rear. Tho British guns and
riiles boomed and ruttled incessantly.
The Boers first tried the eastward
route, hut encountering artillery they
diverged and galloped to the foot of
a hill where the fire of only a single
post was effective. The whole inannu-
vrc wa> a piece of magnificent dashing and It-, success was complete in
spite of the loss of a fifteen pounder
and twenty-five prisoners, I'he British force detached after llaasbrook
came in contaot with his commando
at nightfall. The Burghers wore
scattered and the Welsh Yeomanry
galloped among the retreating Boers,
jisiug  their revolvers and  the butt
ends of their rille8 with great cll'ect.
An incident of tho light was tile gallop of a British ammunition wagon
right through the scatered Boers, the
gunners using their  revolvers   freely.
curzon wmtKj��roir,_c.4i
That is   tlie   Hti.k'f of the Natives  of
Hind oa tan,
London, Dec   31,���The Times eorre-
Bpondent   writes   from Calcutta that
Lord Curzon in firmly believed by tho
natives of India to be endowed with
certain supernatural powers and this
in a country such as Ilindostan,which
is ruled by the Enffli8h far more by
means of fear and prestige rather
than by actual force, cannot fail to
..til. further strengthen thu band of
this exceptionally brilliant and successful viceroy. Indeed, the Lord Sahib is becoming known from one end
of India to tbe other as a miracle
worker. When, some months ago,
he suddenly left his cool, bracing and
delightful palace on the hills at Simla, which be occupies during the heated term, and descended into the iow*
tying, sweltering districts where tbe
bubonic plague was raging for the
purpose of showing his sympathy
with the people and in order to en-
OOUrage QUO reward the Knglish and
native authorities that were engaged
in fighting the pest, bis appearance
on the scone of Buffering was in some
strange manner followed by an immediate diminution in the virulence
of the plague, which, coupled with
the immunity from harm which he
and bis suite enjoyed in spite of the
utter Indifference to danger of eontaction with which they exposed their
lives in the Fulfillment of bis mission
of mercy, contributed to convince
the natives���always prone to superstition���that bo was something more
than a mere 'favorite of ihe gods."
Recently,his tour through tho famine-
stricken districts of Gujarat, where,
owing to tbe prolonged drouth, tbe
misery and starvation were at their
worst, he had hardly arrived in the
district when heavy ruins began at
once to fall, the natives immediately
attriuuting the so fervently prayed-
for rain to tbe appearance and intervention of the Lord Sahib. News of
this kind tiavels in some mysterious
manner like lightning in the Orient,
and before many days had passed it
was known from one end of India
to the other by all that seething
mass of 800,000,000 of natives that constitute the population of Queen Victoria's vast Indian empire, convincing them more than ever that Lord
Curzon is endowed with supernatural
powers, kund that he is a miracle
worker.
TO BE HOME
FOR CHRISTMAS
r<Efc_tri-isw_ Transvaal Heroes
Will Land at Halifax
Tomorrow.
IIEU  MAJESTY'S HEALTH.
Reports Differ   lint Indicate That the
Queen is Very Feeble.
New York, Dec. 21.���The Queen,
who iB entertaining a family party at
Osborne House, will have many of
her grandchildren with her at Christmas, says The Tribune's correspondent. Definite arrangements for her
journey to the Biverfa have not been
made. All accounts of her health,
which appear in print, are favorable
and there are no oflicial intimations
that there is any anxiety among the
members of her household. In West
End circles,however,she is reported to
have aged rapidly during the last few
months and to be exceedingly feeble.
Tho rumors now current may have
little foundation in fact, but the authorities named for them are people of
high station with exceptional facilities for knowing what is going on at
Windsor and at Osborne House. There
is indeed reason to believo that the
Queen has been seriously upset by
the death of her grandson while in
service in South Africa. ThiR was
tho source of grief, for he was her favorite grandchild.
BIG STORM RAGING.
British Isles Aie Having a   Had Time
at Present.
London, Dec. 21. ���Tho latest news
from the White Star Lino steamer
Cuflc, which was in need of assistance yesterday of the Skerries while
on her way from (.uoenstown to Liverpool in tow, is that she is still riding al heavy anchor a inilo south of
the Skerries. The steamers Somer-
hill and Wcsternland are riding safely at anchor in West Day, near Weymouth, after a fearful night. The
Hritish ship Clan MaoFarlune drifted
on a sand hank north of Sonthport.
A life boat went out of her and found
sho had heen abandoned. The stoim
appears to have reached its height
during thu night and while the galo
is still severe and tho sea is very
heavy, It is hoped that the worst is
over, Stoi ies of wrecks aud damage
are coming from all directions. l<a-
tulities are few. The Dominion Line
steamer New Kngland, for Huston,
had such a bud time, in tho Channel
that sovoral of hor crew were Injured.
Telegraph lines arc down in all directions. Communication with Scot-
hind ls*cut off.
CHRISTMAS AT SUE/,.
Port Said, Dec. 21.��� The United
St-lev warship Kentucky entered the
Canal this morning. She will stop at
Seiez over Christmas and will proceed
December 20 for Colombo und Manila.
St. John Plans Were Cancelled to Allow Them More
Time.
Montreal, Doe.21.���The Lake Cham-
plain, with Colonel Otter and the balance of First Contingent and invalids
from South Africa on board, passed
Cape Race, Newfoundland, inward at
10:30 a. m. It will reach Halifax tomorrow niglit or Sunday morning.
The Elder-Dempster lino agonts received a despatch from the military
authorities at Ottawa this moiniug
stating that arrangements for the
steamer laudiug troops at St. John
had been cancelled. The troops will
disembark at Halifax. This will give
most of them a reasonable chance to
reach home   in   time for Christmas.
Toronto. Dec. 21.���-Venerable
Archdeacon Boddy, of St. Peter's
Church, is celebrating his 50th year
in the ministry today, lle was ordained December 21st, 1850.
Toionto, Dec. 21 ���Matthews Hros.,
St Co. 'h moulding and picture frame
factory was totally destroyed by fire
this morning. Eight or nine of the
workmen were alarmed Dy the smoke
and flames, and escape by the stairs
being cut off, jumped cut of the windows and wero more or less severely
injured The flro was caused by u
boy dropping a lighted candle among
the shavings.
nnnover, Ont., Dec. 21.���The
Knechtel Furniture factory, together
with the furniture factory of Greuz-
emur, the flour and feed store of T.
l'oploman & Co., the Hardware Store
of Ii. F. Aprenss; the general dry-
goods store of Gaff and Wepner, the
photo studio of W. Rolofl; Maurer's
blacksmith and carr'age works, Do-
pel's flour and feed store were totally
destroyed by fire early last evening.
The loss is close on a quarter of a
million dollars, insurance about half
that amount. The town had no fire
protection and assistance had to be
brought from adjoining towns. Two
hundred hands are thrown nut of
work hy the destruction of the Knechtel factory.
Toronto, Dec. 21.���The enrolled attendance of the art students at Toronto universities this year is 1,032, of
which HO are at Victoria, Methodist;
87 at Trinty, Anglican; and 145 at
McMaster, Baptist. Toronto and
Trinity medical colleges have over
050 students in attendance.
Toronto, Dec. 21.���An adjourned
annual meeting of the shareholders
of the Golden Star Mining Co., was
held heio yesterday, in the neighborhood of some 70 per cent, of stock being represented. A resolution was
passed empowering the directors to
apply for a chartor for tho formation
of a new company to acquire the assets of the Ooldeu Star Co. The new
enterprise is to be capitalized at 81,-
500.000 in one dollar shares Shareholders are to receive share for share
in the new company.
Toronto, Dec. 21.���A. D. Lcroy.
who conducted two large dry good
stores in Windsor, Out., has assigned.
Liabilities are placed at 851,000, assets 838,000.
Ottawa, Dec. 21.���The Oovernment
has decided to let the law take its
course in the case of John Morrison,
convicted in Moosomin of butchering
tho whole MeArthur family. The"cx-
eention will take place on January IS,
""""   export   who  examined Morrison
de
rtiflod   that ho   was sane, though   a
igonerate.
Winnipeg, Man., Doc. 21.���Protests
were filed yesterday against the return of Messrs. Iloyd, Roche and Richardson, opposition members-elect In
Maedonald, Marquette and Lisgar respectively, on the usual grounds of
I bribery and corruption. In each case
the disqualification of the candidate
is asked for. The election of every
successful opposition candidate In
Manitoba it thus petitioned against,
as the protest against the return of
Mr. Lariviere for Provencher was
filed some days ago on account of
the irregular moving of poll uumbcr
ten on polling day.
OOT THE MOTHER.
Kumnssl. Dec. 21.���The loyal chiefs
have captured tho Ashanti queen s
mother and the rebelling Kekefu. and
hope soon to capture the remaining
rebel chiefs.
Toronto, Dec. 21.���Cannon Brand
received a letter from his son In
South Africa notifying him of his appointment by Colonel (Jirouard to a
position on the railway staff with the
ranir of Sergeant,until he receives his
discharge frum the Stratbcouu's.
Cudahy, Sr., today confirmed the
statement that he would pay 825,ooO
for the capture of the gang who abducted his son Edward and secured a
ransom of 825,000 In gold. It is alleged that Pat Crowe, well known
in police circles, is the man who tho
police suspect of boing the leader of
the gang. Ollieers aro hunting for
Crowe, but so far he has not beon arrested. A force of private detectives
from Chicago went to work ou the
case today.
HAS JURIES NOW.
San Juan de Porto Rico, Dec. 21.���
A hill introducing the jury system in
Porto Rico has passed both houses.
WORKING ON THE CASE.
Omaha, Neb,, Dec.   21.���Edward A.
LOCAL AUD   PERSONAL
Mr. John Toye, the well known
building contractor, left for the East
this morning, and will spend tho holidays with his family at Portage La
Prairie.
The re-opening of the Theatre Com-
iquo at Kaslo, of which A. J.' Collins
is proprietor, will tako place December 21. This may be taken as an . indication that Kaslo is growiug prosperous.
Mrs. T. Couch wishes the press to
convey her heartfelt thanks to all in
Nelsou who were so thoughtful, kind
and helpful to her iu tho late bereavement which sho has undergone in tlio
loss of her husband.
The smoker on behalf of Mr. John
Thompson who is at the hospital, given at tho Opera House last evening
was a success financially as well as in
other ways. There was a large number in attendance and each turu was
well received.
On account of the dedication of tho
Congregational Church, and farewell
sermon by Rev. Robert Frew of St.
Paul's,the Methodists have decided to
withdraw their regular morning service on Sunday, December 23. A
special Christinas service will be held
in the evening of which notice will
he given tomorrow.
The south side of Baker Street at
the 'corner of Ward is to be macadamized at once. Tho City workmen
wore engaged this morning in excavating for that purpose. Proper crossing will also be constructed. A resolution was passed to this effect some
time ago by the City Council, but it
did not state that the south side of
the street at the placo in question
was to be umcadeuiized.
Mr. Oeorgo Kydd was made the recipient this morning of a very handsome traveling case, a gift from members of the congregation of the Presbyterian Church of which Mr. Kydd
is choir leader. During the time ho
has been connected with the choir Mr.
Kydd has used every effort to provide
good music und has been quite successful. The gift handed to him this
morning is evidence of the congregation's appreciation.
The NelBon Charity Organisation
held a meeting last niglit at the Congregational Church and decided to
continue the work another year. A
new constitution and bylaws were
adopted. A general committee to appoint officers for tlio ensuing year
was selected, and will consist ef the
resident clergymen, a lady member of
each of the City churches, a member
of the Women's Council, member of
the Hospital Board, one Alderman,
the City Clerk, und two lawmen. The
committee will meet on January 7.
Mrs. A. M. Luscomb, age 07 years,
died at her residence on Mill Street
east at 1 o'clock tnis morning. Although old age was fast causing her
to sink in health,the immediate cause
of death was attributed to heart disease. She leaves a husband,Mr. Thomas C. Luscoinb, to mourn her loss. He
is an old soldier with a Crimean record. Deceased waa born in St. Cul-
lum, Cornwall, England The funeral
will take place at 10:30 o'clock tomorrow morning from the undertaking parlors of MeArthur St Co. Rev.
Wm. Munroe will otlieiate and interment will take place at the City cemetery.
F. J. Bradley & Co. have recently
completed several new signs for Nelson business houHcs. Over tho McKillop bloek, Putonaudc Bros, lmvo erected a very handsome sign in white
letters with a black background.
I'h. West Kootenay Butcher Co.,
havo a new sign over their store In tho
K.-W.-C. block. J. A. Maedonald,
the confectioner, advertises his business in largo letters on his plate
glass window. Mr.Millward of Bradley ft Co., is now at work completing
signs for the new Royal Bank of Canada and for the Canadian Hank of
Commerce, tlie former in "Old English." Bradley & Co.'s sign painting department is rapidly making a
record for itself. The signs turned
out by this firm aro as good as any
found in British Columbia.
Speciul musical services will he features of both the morning and evening
services in the Presbyterian Church
next Sunday. In the morning; Mrs.
I). B. Murray will sing Akcr's "The
Blessed Child," and the choir will
render an anthem, Goff's "Behold I
Bring Good Tidings." In tho evening Mrs. Molvillo Parry will sing
Adam's "Light of tho World." and
Mrs. Parry and Mr. Kydd will sing
"Love Divine All Love Excelling,"
from "Daughter of Jarlous" by Stain-
er. In addition to the very excellent
music the service will be of special
interest for tho reason that Rev.
Robt. Frew will occupy'the pulpit for
probably the last time at least until
his leave of absence expires one year
hence. It Is expected that the chnrch
will bo crowded at both morning and
evening services.
MUD CAUSES
TRAIN DELAYS
Incessant Rains Prove Too
Much for Steep Mountain Sides.
They Slip Down Upon Railroad and Tle-Ups are
Frequent.
The continued heavy rains throughout the surrounding country have
caused much delay in connection with
railrcad traffic, as many mud and
land slides have occurred and tho
rolling down of heavy boulders has
given considerable trouble. During
the night the trains from nearly every
direction were tied up und in some
cases traflic could not be resumed today.
The passenger train of the Spokane
Falls & Northern due to arrive here
at 0:31) last evening was cancelled.
The delay was caused by a mud slide
several miles south of Northport. The
slide was ovor 200 feet long. There
was no train this morning, but it is
expected that the train will arrive
on time tonight. Of course the mails
In that direction both tho outgoing
and incoming were stopped.
Nearly every branch of the C. P. R.
was tied up for several hours through
the same causes, but all trains were
running on time this morning. On
the Crows' Nest line near Kitchener
a large slide occurred, and a train
had to be made-up on the west of the
slide and the passengers were transferred. The steamer did not arrive
until an early hour this morning. The
mail aud baggage was not transported. InBtead of leaving at 5 o'clock this
morning the steumer departed about
7 o'clock. It is probable that the
mall will arrive this evening Further details of the trouble could not
be obtained.
On the Rossland branch near Smelter
Junction, a small slide of land and
rocks oocurred and the train yesterday afternoon was delayed a few
hours. In the Boundary Country a
slide occurred near Cascade and considerable delay was caused. In the
Slocan district another side came
down near Three Forks but the delay
was only short.
As the Balfour extension is about
completed, and the line will be in
control of the C. P. R. at the first of
the coming year, tbo company are
making arrangements to inaugurate
a regular telegraphic service over that
portion of the line. An olliee will be
erected at once at Five Mile Point,
and an operator will be placed In
charge about January I.
Mr. P. McVeigh who has the contract to construct the approach to the
bridge which is to crqss tho Columbia
River at Bobson was in the City today. He reports that the work under
his direction will be completed next
week. The posts have all been driven
and the heavy stringers laid,thus leaving only the ties to lie laid, The
completion of thiB wi'i aid greatly in
the construction of the bridge proper.
Mr. W. II. D. Armstrong, the consulting engineer of the entire work,
ulso arrived in the City to day. He
reports that the work is progressing
fairly well. A line of piles are being
driven across tho river. The platform and base of No. 2 pier is constructed and is ready to he sunk into
its place hy the concrete of which the
peir will be built. The stone for the
masonry work, which is taken from
the quarry at Five-Mile Point, is being shipped at thu rate of four carloads a day. As the preliminary
work is now about completed and _��
the delays that are always encountered In starting a large enterprise of
this nature ure about at an end, oper
atlons will be pushed with more vig-
Aftor tho first of the year more
men will bo engaged and before the
month of April has passed trains will
be crossing tho river.
might all possibly   he induced to have
Mime mark' on their baggage.
"Telescopes, dross suit cases and
trunk's in these days nearly ull look
alike tn the baggage clerks and handlers, and, it may he suid, also to the
OWnerfl, Hundreds of instances could
be cited of where two and often as
many as livo persona claimed the same
piece of baggage before the checks
were put on. This generally results
in a search through tho boxes, which
is an annoying procedure to the men
as well as to the passenger. My advice is:    "Mark  your   baggage."
FOR QUICKER SERVICE.
W. A. Galliher, M.    P.,   Endeavoring
to Change the South Mail.
Mr. W. A. Galliher, M.P., is taking
up tlie matter (if the l'nited States
and Eastern Canadian mail which
now reaches the City, via Spokane
Falls ,v, Northern train at 7:15 in tho
evening, while it oonld reach Nelson
sonic hours earlier if it was forwarded via Bonner's Ferry, as the passengers are. The engines of the S. F .t
N. route have a very exasperating
habit of playing out and as a consequence there are many vexatious delays in the mail service. Itut even if
the trains always arrived on time
much time could be saved by bringing
the mail over tho other route. To
effect this desirable change Mr. Galliher this morning wrote to the   Hon.
W.   R.   Mulock,    postmaster-general,
and asked hiui to make the change.
A Sunday service ovor the Crow's
Nest Pass should also receive attention.
PAYNE MINE DIVIDEND.
MARK YOUR BAGGAGE.
Some Good   Advice That tho C.   P. R.
Is Giving the Public Gratis.
The C. P. R. has issued the following: "Mark all your baggage," that
Is the injunction of every man in
any way connected wph tho baggage
department of railroads. It means su
little to the passenger aud yet its fulfillment would relieve much care on
thu part of the little army of men
who toll hard from ono end of the day
to the other and in hundreds of instances assist very materially lu facilitating matters when ttcomos to making close connections, as is often tlie
caso In these days of railroading.
A man who has mado the handling
of baggage a study, said:
"Why is it so many people do not
have some Initial, name or other
Identifying mark put on their trunks
and valises? Simply because they
havo the greatest of faith In the railway baggage men. 1'hat is a compliment, but If they had any Idea how
greatly this would asslBt on In preventing   baggage   going   astray they
Quarterly Profit Payable to Shareholders on January 15th.
A despatch to The Miner from Montreal this morning announces that the
Payne Mining Company yesterday
morning declared the usual quarterly
dividend of three per cent., payable
on the 15th of next month. Tho
Payne has maintained its quarterly
dividends for a long time, even during the time the mine waa closed
down orr account of the trouble from
the strike. Reports from this great
property aro to the effect that the
work is continuing in a very satisfactory manner and that au indenliite
number of dividends are in sight.
���   .   ���
The report of the Victoria Board of
Trai.o deals interestingly with mining on Vancouvor Island. Much is
said about the Mount Sicker mines.
The Lenora is first referred to, and
it is shown that at the time that the
report was submitted the development
consisted of a tunnel over 500 feet,
while there were -100 feet of crosscut,
drifts and upraises. Thu shaft was
down 200 feet, with a crosscut at the
bottom, 10 feet. The mine gives employment to 80 men. Tho output is
50 tons per day ; and could lie greatly
increasd if better means of communication to the railway existed. The
ore, which contains gold, silver and
copper,is easily mined in consequence
of the country rock being very soft.
It Is being treated at the Texada
smelter. Reference is also made to
organization of a company with 8100.-
ooo subseribedfor developing the Tyee
property adjoining on the north, also
another company for developing the
same vein on the south. There are
other excellent prospects nearer Victoria,200 tons of ore having been tak-
cu from the Ralph claim, distant
about lo miles from Victoria, averaging 15 per cent, copper, witll gold ami
silver. Development work has also
heeu effected on claims in the San
Juan valley, west of Victoria. Mining on the Mainland Coast and Texada is also dealt with. In regard to
coal, it is pointed out that in 1800 the
Vancouver Island collieries gave employment to 3.317 hands, and the
Crow's Nest collieries 371 additional,
and the total output of 1,300,321 tuns
was the largest on record.
UK!  PENSION SYSTEM.
Chicago, Dec. 21.���Tho directors of
tho Chicago and Northwestern Rail
way have decided upon a permanent
pension system for the 27,000 employ
ees of tho road, to go into effect Jan
uury 1st., 1001, The syBtem is patterned in many respects after that recently adopted by tho Pennsylvania
linos and will call for an annual expense upon the part of the company
of 8300,000.
NARROW   ESCAPE.
Manila, Dec. 21.- The I'nited StateB
cruiser Albany while returning from
Snda Bay ran on a reef, which had
not been charted aud for a time her
position was perilous. With high water, however.she slid off and proceeded without having Buffered serious
damage.
MOTION DEFEATED.
" Darmstadt, Dec. 21.���By the prosl
dent's casting vote the Second Chamber today defeated a motion to instruct the Hessian representatives in
the Bundcsrath to propose the assembling o( the foreign affairs committee
with the ojiiccl oi iniliating a proposal for arbitration between OrMl
Britain and the Transvaal. Twenty-
two votes wero caBi each way.
A BIG   REWARD.
Omaha, Neb.. Dec. 21. ��� Lalo last
nighl Mr.Cuduhv announced he would
pay 825.000 reward for the apprehension of the abductors of his son. 85,000
for one and 815,ooo for  two uf them.
TO CHING
AND CHANG
Note of the Powers Is Now
Ready for the Chinese
Authorities.
German Troops are Showing
Themselves to Be Very
Bloodthirsty.
London, Dec. 21.���A representative
of the Associated Press was informod
at the Foreign Olliee here today that
the joint note of the Powers, signed
at t'ckiu, would be presented immediately to Prince Ching and Li Hung
Chang.
Berlin, Dec. 21.���The Cologne Gazette in an article dealing with the
Chinese situation announces that all
tho Ministers signed the preliminary
joint note today (Thursday) and that
the note will be sent Immediately to
Prince Ching Li and Li Hung ('hang.
It also declares that the note embraces the minimum demauds of Germany and thu PowcrB and that It was
agreed 'o the proposal of Great Britain that until the demauds wero satisfied there should be no withdrawal
of troops from Pekin and the Province
of Chi Li.
The text will bo published as soon
as it shall havo been delivered.
I'aris, Dec. 21.���The Havas Agency
has received the following despatcn.
from Pekin, dated December 20: The
foreign envoys have signed the joint
note with the addition of England's
stipulation that Coins cunnot bo allowed to forsee a cessation of the occupation of Pekin or the Province of
Chi Li so long as she Iiuh not conformed to the conditions of the Power Mr.
Conger has deferred signing owing to
instructions to insist on final moderation, but he thinks Washington will
not insist."
BLOODTHIRSTY RUFFIANS.
German   Troops in China   Ruthlessly
Murdering   Natives.
London, Dec. 21.���A despatch to
The Morning Post from Pekin says It
is reported that German troops visited Lung Ching last Saturday and shot
sixty Imperial soldiers, who were engaged in suppressing tbe Boxers at
that place. They also shot thirty
other persons and took 200 prisoners.
It Is also said that the Germans looted many houses and shops. The expedition was contrary to the understanding that no measures of the kind
were to be taken, pending ucgotta-
tioiiB. Much of tho country iB defenceless becuuse tho Chinese troops are
not allowed to do anything. The foi-
eign troops wero absent oi engaged in
looting. Field Marshall Count Von
Waldersee has failed    to secure accord
by a  just au<l  discriminating policy
and the Germans on many grounds
are gaining a worse reputation for
severity.
HY A  LARGE   MAJORITY.
As    Amunded     tho     Hay-1'aii-cofote
Treaty is Ratified.
Washington, D. ('., Doc. 20.���After
spending the greater part o, the past
fortnight In considering the liny-
Pauncofote treaty, which is a modirl-
catloii of '.he I'layloii-llrilwer Convention of IttOi the Senate yesterday consumed one hour anil ten minutes In
its ratification. During this time
there, weie Bix roll calls. The first
five of the roll calls were on amendment' offered by individual Senators,
and the last one of tbe roll calls to
ratify the treaty as amended. All tho
amendments except those offered _ by
Senator Foraker and leported by tho
committee on foreign relations, wero
voted down by a majority averaging
about IU. The ratification was adopted by a vote of 55 to IS. The Senate
was in executive session for about an
hour before the timo for voting arrived listening to speeches by Senators
Thurston. Gaminger and Bard. All
tho amendments suggested having1
been acted upon and those of the committee adopted, Senator Alien asked
for the reading of tho treaty as
amended. This request was complied
with and the vote was taken on the
treaty itself.
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812,000,000  INVOLVED.
Boston, Dec. 21.���Justice Colt, in
the United States circuit court, today
decided In .favor of the American
Boll Telephone Co., in the royalty
suit brought by the Western Union
Telegraph Co. Thu ease Is known as
the Stock Ticker case and has been In
tho courts since 1804. The nmount
involved in IIS,000,000,
I
RECESS.
Washglnton, ll. I'., Dec. 21.-The,
Senate at 12.05 p, rn. today adjourned
until January 3rd, 1001, Nkusqw Dailv Miner, Friday Evening., December 21, 1900
The Nelson Miner
NELSON'S  WORST ENEMY.
Tho Miner does not profess to have
any expert knowledge of the influences which may or do affect the financial conditions pertaining to the
corporation. Whether the personality
of our Mayor Is directly injurious, In
that it discourages investment or
chills confidence, we would not care
to say, for the reason that we are not
in a position to know. But financial
men know, for it Is their business to
know. And here is the statement of
one of them, made yesterday to a representative of The Miner: "I know
personally where thousands of dollars
whieh were to havo been expended in
thiB City havo remained in the East
or elsewhere, because Nelson was under tho thumb of a man in whom financial people havo no confidence
whatever." That is one statement.
Here is another: "For this very
same reason the debentures isaued by
the City some timo ago have remained unsold, partly because the bids
woro not us high as they would have
been had the affairs of the City beon
In different bands." ,
The latter, from its very nature, is
necessarily in large measure a matter
of conjecture or inference. It iB one
on which, however, financial authorities are capable of forming shrewd
conclusions. The other is a matter
of personal knowledge. It is not an
inference,or a conjecture, or a suspicion ; but an absolute, living truth.
Capital has been frightened away
from the City by the man who is now
Mayor. There is personal knowledge of the truth of this statement,
vouched for by a financial authority
who Is a prominent and highly respected citizen. Columns of dodging
cannot get over a simple fact of that
kind.
But if The Miner does not know
the exact effect of Mr. Houston's personality on the financial transactions
of the corporation, It haB long known
that a man of his character was
bound to have an injurious influence
on the interests of the City generally.
For some time past he has been subsisting on tho public. The salary attached to tbe position, together with
the numberless odds and ends which
he could gather to himself, constituted his chief motive in seeking the
office of Mayor. It is impossible that
a man so wholly depending on his
perquisites could Inspire either general confidence or respect. As a
matter of fact he has Inspired the very
opposite. The man who seeks to become Mayor for the money that is in
it is not safe, for he cannot be honest
in his service to the people. Trace
down to its source the motive this
man has In every action of bis lite,
and at the bottom will be found the
expectation of some personal gain to
Mr. John Houston. He has been of
most use to himself while in public
office. It was as Mayor he sold his
electric light plant to the corporation.
Experiencing the advantage of It,
he has studied ceaselessly to keep
himself before the public, and has
played one interest against another
and fomented class prejudices in his
desperate anxiety to enjoy the perquisites of office. Incalculable harm
to the community has followed as a
consequence. Feeling that his course
is run in tbe City, he has gone into
Provincial politics, with the same motives ever actuating him, aud is already preparing to sell himself to the
party he was elected to oppose. As
well expect clouds to withhold their
rain as look for good to tho community from a man of this kind.
ton-Bulwer treaty and leavo nothing
in Its place. It Is not unlikely that
a number of Senators who supported
thorn calculated on this. Their chief
but secret aim was to destroy the project of a Nicaragua Canal, and to do
this most effectually they voted to
distort tho llay-Paunccfote treaty by
Impossible amendments.
The Ministerial banquets aro not
without a peculiar significance. In
nearly every case they aro given to
thoso members of the Government
whose characters are, to sny the least,
not above suspicion. Mr. Sifton i.
honored with a long Bones of them,
which can only mean that iu the estimation of his colleagues and of his
party generally his reputation has
been the roost battered and is in consequence the most in   need of   repair.
"The Nelson Tribune gives enrrency
to the report that the plant that w��b
used in connection with the publication of the Rossland Evening Record
is to be removed to Nelson, where an-
othor evening daily is to be established, to bo known as tiro Nelsoj Evening Nows. It will be Conservative in
politics. "���Vancouver World. This
wus just a little joke of Mr. Hous
ton's.    There's nothing in it.
Santa Glaus' Pack
Will Contain
SHOES
l_.ee Bool
for the little ones
and big ones too
THIS YEAR.
"DeWet is a daisy," says The Victoria Colonist. "We hope ho will be
captured alive, and in good health."
What for?    Potting?
t
GIFTS   POR
SMOKERS
Tbe British public have grown impatient of the South African war. It
has been prolonged far beyond their
expectations, and has been attended
with disappointments and rcverscB
and casualties far In excess of any
thing they hsd dreamed of. Any little reverse at this stage, therefore, le
calculated to provoke a feeling of annoyance that finds expression In petulant and 111 humored remarks. There
Is nothing in the situation, however,
to excllte alarm. The Boers are
crafty: thoy know their ground, and
that they arc able In their guerilla
warfare to fall on tho British troops
in unexpected places r.nd inflict Injury Is most natural. Besides, Lord
Kitchener has not yet had time to perfect a systematic plan of campaign.
It will all come right soon, and in
the meantime let us accept our reverses with the best grace possible.
Notwithstanding the opinions of
tho London press, there is a possibility of the British Government accepting tho amendments to the Hay-
Pauueefote treaty as voted by the
United States Senate. Lord Salisbury Is disposed to go to great lengths
to maintain the friondliest relations
with Washington. Ho is perhaps
more than usually anxious Just at
present, owing to the unsettled ntata
of the situation in China. Tho
chances ate, however, that the Government will refuse to entortaln tho
amendments, which destroy flie Clay-
ACa^cof Pipes, a Box of Cigars, a
Gan of Tobaccei, or a Hox of Choice Clg-
aretlOH make splendid prosonls foi your
husband, your brother or your friend.
Thou thero aro CiR-r and Clgarotto
Cases and hol(lers;ttiecelebratod M.II.H.
and Loowo Pipes. Wo havo just re-
coivod a Hldpniont. of choico Havana
goods. They mako nice Xmas prcsunts.
Incidentally wo would r-uggest for your
ovory day HmokliiK our Hpuclnl brand of
Flora do Vlnoda.
CROW & MORRIS
llakor  Streot,   Nelson.     Branches   at
Kif iainl und Uruenwood.
KOOTENAYCOFFEE CO
Our Fresh Boasted Coffee Best of
Quality, as follows :
Java and Arnblan Mooha. por pound |   40
Java and Mocha Blond, 3 pounds  1 00
Fine Santos, 4 poundH  1 00
Santos Hlond, 5 pounds  1 00
Our  KpeclalHlund, 9 pounds  1 00
Our Rio Koost, ti pounds 1 00
A TBIAL IHtlM'K SOLICITED.
Salesrooms:
2 DOORS EAST OF ODDFELLOWS
BLOCK, W. BAKER 8T.
rJELSON, - B. C
PARKER & CO.
Turner-Boeckh Block Baker street
FOR SALE
1000 Venus  18}_c
500 Salmo Consolidated  100
1000 London Consolidated 40}_c
MISCELLANEOUS
Advertisements lnsorted under this head at
tho rate of ono cent a word por Insertion. No
ad vcri leicincnl takon for loss than 25 cento.
FOB     BBNT.��� Cellar.    Apply
chants' Bank of Halifax.
Mer
WANTED.���Position
in Binnll family, hy
tion aud   refinement,
domestic, inimical,    amiable.    M
Miner Otlice.
as   Housekeeper
a lady of ednca
A   good   cook
S.
THE PERSON   who borrowed a   vol
ume   of   Kipling   from   The   Miner
Oflice is requested to return It.
THE NELSON Soda Water Company
will be obliged if householders hav
ing their empty syphons, or patent
screw top bottles, will communicate
with them by telephone or post curd
as the syphons and bottles are required for the holiday trade.
FOB UENT. ���House, furnished or unfurnished.    Apply Uoyul   Hotel.
WANTED.���Position us mine foreman
or will develop properties by contract, .lust returned from developing
properties in the north. Can assay,
survey and a good accountant. High
class testimonials. Extended exper
ience in B, 0. and South America
Apply P. O. Box 7.1,;Hosslund B. C.
FOB KENT.���A    warm,    comfortable
house, seven rooms.water and bath
Apply. "D. " Minor Oflice.
WANTED. ���Capable, reliable person
In every county to represent large
company of solid financial reputation;
8030 salary per year, payable weekly
8.1 per day absolutely sure nnd all
expenses; straight, bonn-fidu, definite
salary, no commission; salary paid
each Saturday and expense money ad-
vanccd.each week. Standard House,
Cnxton"Building, Chicago.
LADIES' IIAIU DRESSING Parlors-
Mrs E. II. Thompson, (late of Doran-
wend's well known establishment,
Toronto). Iiiih opened pnrlors for hair
dressing in Victoria Block. Ladles
may make appointment! by mail or
otherwise. Boom 1, corner Baker
and Josephine Streets.
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We have sold him a lot of pretty little shoes in
patent leather and fancy colors, and also big shoes
and slippers, and still we have plenty left.
If you are wondering what to give him for Xmas
just decide on shoes and he will be happy.
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The Bhoeist*
LILLIE BROS.
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.'IUST-CLASS   Boom   nnd    Board, In
privnto  family,   reasonable  terms,
Apply   on   Silica   Street,   two   doors
west of Wnrd.
FOB SALE���A new limine, ten rooms,
very convenient,with all modern Improvements.   Apply A. E. Clarke, corner of Stanley and Carbonate   Street.'
discount i
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Can't we persuade you to do yourself a favor ?   We
have a little tale to unfold to you of
EXTRAORDINARY   VALUES
in all our
TOILET ARTICLES
comprising Toilet Sets for gentlemen and   Ladies,
Shaving Sets, Atomizers, etc.
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.
It costs nothing  to come and  look.    Come  early
and secure first choice.
H. F. McLEAN,
Druggist.
Baker St., Nelson.      P. O. Box 226.
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HOLLY
MISTLETOE
DOMINION
Is the name of the Baking Powder you should
use in Cake Baking, if
you want to hit the mark.
It's a pure Cream of Tarter Powder. It is lowest
in price and highest in
quality.
WM. HUNTER 8 CO.
Qtoosriss, Orookerr,
HEL80N.
All plain script engraving on spoons
or other small articles.
Come now and select your Christmas
presents.
The work will be
done more satisfactorily than if you
wait until the rush.
We can do more in
the line of free engraving than anyone else in town.
We have only one
price on our goods,
and you can depend
that it is the lowest.
Our new line of gentlemen's watches can
not be surpassed, B
either in quality or S~
price.
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Patenaude   Bros.,
Manufacturing Jou.lt n
and watchmakers,
NELSON,
B. C.
H. & M. BIRD
Agent, lor Eureka nincrul Wool and
A-be.to. Co.
Insurance Go. ot North America, Mutual ILIIt
Insurance Go., of New York, Quebec
Fire Assurance Go.
REAL ESTATE. MONEY TO LOAN
FOR SALE.
fi-Roonied house on Mill Street;
new; ull modern improvements ; eriKv terms  SlIMM)
50 feet ou Mill Street       500
50-foot corner   on Latimer       5
Lots for sale in   Hogustown anil all
parts of the City.
FOR RENT.
New house on Water Street   18 00
7-Roomed house on Rohson St.,
between Kootenay and Stanley Streets, all modern conveniences, 2 lots  22 50
4-Roomed cottage, corner of
Falls  and   Hoover  13 00
6-Roomed house on Mill Street;
new; all conveniences J25 0
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, PILOT BAY. Yards, NEL80H
and LARI ���< >.
HEADIOFFICE:  NELSON.
J. A. SAYWAKD.
13. J. DEWAE, J. P.
Notary Fublio,  Oonvojuucor-
FOR   SALE.
If taken within three days, 8.2:
buys a nice lot botween Josephine
and Ward Streets, on the south Bide
of Silica St. This Is a genuine .SNAP.
I will offer untrl New Year's day a
7-roomed house with all modern con
veniences, in good locality for the
sum of 81,000,-8500   cash.
New house near tho hospital Is offer'
ed for 81,550���8550 cash. This hous? is
very conveniently situated with good
view of the Lake and is an excellent
house for tho price.
TO LET.
7-Room cottage, Mines Road, 825
with Water. Aiso several other from
88 up.
Loan* on Improved properly, easy
payment
OHINA 0H(NA
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THE
Bank of
British Columbia,
NELSON.
Is now prepared to issue
Drafts and Letters of Credit
on Skaguay, U.S., Atlin, B.
C.j and Dawson City, Yukon
District.
ORUOIBLE GAIT STEEL
WIRE ROPE
7-8 Inch diam. 918.60 per 100 feet. For
immediate delivery in Nelso*
apply.
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poses nothing but Absolutely 1
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ALL OP THE FOLLOWING
ARE GUARANTEED.
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PER HOT.   2
Gow Special Rye Whiskey  $_ 2_ 2
Gow 1891  Rye Whiskey  _ 0o 3
Hudson's Bay Special   Rye Whiskey  1 25 :_!
Borianni 3 Star   Brandy.  1 00 3
Hudson's Bay Brandy  _ 25 3
Hudson's Bay  Special Brandy  1 50 2
California Port  60 3
Hudson's Bay  Port  1 25 2
Hudson's  Bay Special   Port  1 50 2
Dixon's Double Diamond Port  1 75 2
California  Sherry  60 2
Hudson's  Bay Sherry  1 25 2
Hudson's   Bay Special Sherry  1 50 2
Hudson's Bay Jamaica Rum  1 25 Zi
Geneva Gin  (quarts)  . 25 3
Geneva  Gin (pints)  75 3
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Stores open till 9 p. m. until %
after Xmas. 1
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HEATING  STOVES
For wood or hard or soft coil,
The   largest   Use   carried t>J
any firm in Canada.
COOKING STOVES
"Good   Cheer"   Ranges 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 00-
Merchants' Bank of Halifax
Incorporated 1H60.
Capital Paid-up.     .    .    .     #i.nx.i.o.u.uo  |   Kent, *i,1ss,tM.t
Hoard at Dim-ton:   Thomas K. Konny,  Prcaldont;  Thomas Kitohle, VIoe-PrMldent.
Wile. Smith   11. G. Bauld, Hon. H. H. Fullor, M.L.C.. Hon. David MaoKoon.
Head Oflice, Halifax i
General Manager, Kelson L. Peas., Montroal.
(Superintendent of IlrnnuhoH, and Secretary, W. B. Torrance, Halifax,
InHpector, W. F. Brook, Halifax.
Inspector D. M. Stewart, Montreal.
Urn nclir * I
Hova Rrotla-Haltlax Branch, AntlironiHli, HridKowater, Guysboro. Londonderry, Lunpnlinrt.
Mnitl-nd (HanU Co.), Plcteu, Port HowkcHbury, Sydney. Hhubonocadie, Truro, Weymouin
New Bmn.wlek���Bat!utrt.t, DorrhcHtor, Kr-duricUin, hIiikMoii (Kent Co.), Monoton, N*ff:
ca��-0,8ackvlllo, Wsodeelock. P. K. Inland���Charlottctown, Simiiiiiindde. Oaebee���Montiw
(City Oflloe), Montreal. Wost Knil (for. Noire Dame nnd Seigneurs Street*); wertmonatilW
Greene Avenue and St. Catharines Btreet. Ontario-Ottawa. lnrw.o__.IU_d Mr..���.,"
Caba, Weil ladlu���Havana. United Hlalra-Now York (18 Kxchaugo Plaoe) Republic, ��hd
BRANCHJCH IN BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Atlin, Bennett, Grand Forks, Nanaimo, Nelson, Rossland, Vancouver, Vancouver East End, Victoria.
Corrmpundenti i
Canada-MerchnntH Bank of Canada.   Bn.ton-Natlonal Bhawmut Bnnk.   tlilraf���-Am"1"
National Bank,   Kan FranrlM-o���First National Bank.   London, lin��. ��� Bank of ttioii��n.i.
Pari*. Praaee���Credit Lvormals.   Ilrrniiida���Bank of Bermuda.   ChLaa and Jap.x   ",1"*
Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation.
Oeneral Banking Business Transacted; Sterling Bills of Exchange Boufht
and Sold, Letters of  Credit, BU., Negotiated.
Acoounts received on the most favorable terms.   Interest allowed on special
deposits and on Saving Bank accounts,
Geo. Kydd, Manager, Nelson, B.C.
NOTICE.
Notice is hereby given that in virtue of the Act of the
Dominion Parliament, 65 and 64 Victoria, Chapter iOj
and Chapter 104, the name of
THE   MERCHANTS'  BANK   OF   HALIFAX
will   be changed to
"Zbe TRo^al Bank of Canafra"
from,and after
the Second  day of January,  1901.
E. L. PEASE,
General Manager,
Halifax, 1st November, 1900.
I I , pp? eg Nelson Dailv Minbr,  Friday  Evening,  December si, 1900
AFTER THE OKANOGAN.
Big Railroad Companies   Want Access
to the Rich Country.
For the past ton yenrs everybody
has expected that tbo Northern Pacific
railroad would extend tlio Washington Central across the liig Bend plateau from Coulee City to the Columbia,
thence up the Okanogan River to tbe
boundary line, says Tbo Davonport
(Wash.) Tribune. On these expectations capital has Invested in mines
and machinery and done a large
amount of development work; lands
have been settled upon and improved
simply because the projectors had
faith in the country and could see no
reason why railroads should ignore
the large amount of traffic and tonnage it wub capable of supporting.
The Oreat Northern has run surveys
from Wenatohee up the Columbia m
to the Palmer mountain district. The
Northern Pacific has survoyed and
resurveyed tbe route from Cou loe
City, but has always ended in surveys. Present indications point to
the foot that the first relief will not
e.mo from either road. The Canadian Puerile has been constructing a
branch north of the boundary lino,
heading for Pentlcton at tho foot of
Okanogan Lake. From that point
they have a line of Steamers connecting with their main lino. This road
Is now graded to Midway, n point
due north of Wilbur, or within 3!i
miles from Oro, at the confluence of
the Okanogan and Bmtlkameen Rivers.
Not only is the line graded to Midway, but surveyors aro in the field
west of that point to within 1- miles
of Loomis in Okanogan County.
' 'To reaoh the foot of the Okanogan
Lake the road is compelled to rub very
close if not accross the boundary line
to find a suitable puss to get through
to the Okanogun River. The situation then is���tbe Canadian Pacific is
at Midway, 35 miles from Loomis;
the Northern Pacific at Coulee City,
130 miles away, while tho Great
Northern is at Wenatcliee, 00 miles
from the objective bane. The Canadian Pacific having men still in the
field, with tbe object of Immediate
construction, it looks us if the Canadian Pnciflo holds the whip hand
and relief to the Okanogan country
will come from that quurter before
from the American roada.
This looks Btrango to an onlooker.
Every mile through which the Northern Pacific would travel from Coulee
City would yield a revenue; the same
can be said for the Oreat Northern
route from Wenatcliee. There is no
question but that these two roads
have divided the Washington territory
and have an understanding which
road shall operate in the upper country. Whichever it may bo, it must
aet quickly, for once the Canaian Pacific enters the territory it is reasonable tu suppose that it will make an
extended contract with the mine owners for the transportation of their
output. The time has come when
procrastination will be dangerous to
either American road, besides an in
Jury to every man who has investments in Okanogan country.
<��w&
Thi. .iirnattii-o Ib on overy box of Use genuine
Laxative Broino-Quinine T��blet��
tho renioily that .-nrra �� -<��"��. ft. one day
Little  Men's Clothes.
We have a great array of matchless
clothing values for boys and children.
The season's choicest patterns ; moat
desirable effects iu light, (lark, and
medium shades. Fauntleroy, Double
Breasted Vestees,  and   Sailor   Suits.
Newest goods, styles, and easiest
prices.
Brown & Co.
280 Baker St., Nelson, B.O.
China Hall
THREE   LINES OF   TOILET  SETS  WE
WOULD LIKE YOU TO SEE.
tmatlS���A new Toilet Het made hy
"Orindley," which is a guarantee as to quality. The
shapes are dainty, the colors
blue and green.
Helene���One of "Meakin's" latest.
Enamelled patera,gold traced.
One of our best sets.
EmpreiS���A g��od large Toilet Set in
three colors���pink, green, and
peacock blue.
Toilet SetB from 83.75 up.
Beautiful   BOHEMIAN   GLASS    In
many patterns.
McFARLAND <_ BROCKMAN.
Pint Door West of C.P.R. Offices,
BAKER  STREET.
Put Us On
Your List...
We 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.
Kirkpatrick b Wilson
1IUREAU OF    PROVINCIAL INFORMATION.
In order that the Oovernment may
be in possession of definite information with which to supply those seeking investments in this Province, 1
nm instructed to invite particulars
from those who have properties for
sale, and who may feel disposed to
forward such particulars to this oflice
for the purpose in question.
Iu view of tlio proposed early re-organisation of the Agent General's
Olliee in London, England, the desirability of having on file a list of
farms and other properties for sale,
with full and accurate details, is obvious. Properties submitted may include farms and farm lands, industrial 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 class.*
ified lists and all available information connected therewith, and to place
enquirers in communication with the
owners.
The fullest particulars are desired
not only of the properties themselves,
but of the localities in which they
are situated, and the conditions
affecting them. For this purpose
printed schedules will, upon application, be forwarded to those desirous
of making sales.
R. E. GOSNELL,
Secretary, Bureau  of   Provincial   Information.
CHRISTMAS    PHOTOS.
The time is short, but you can still
have your photos taken and finished
in time for Xmas, Witll our modern
lenses and up to-date methods we execute work regardless of weather conditions, and guarantee to take a satisfactory portrait .___!-"___e*��_i_____l
of you on tho
darkest day.
Witll a dozen
of our best cabinets you get
one of those I
miniatures of |
yourself o r ||
friend set in n ���_
goldplate twist
ed wire frame. This litlerul offer Is
for this month only. Don't fail to
take advantage of it.
QUEEN STUDIO,
Baker Street.
���GAMBLE & O'REILLY
Real Estate and Insurance
Agents.
Loans Effected at Reasonable Rates,
Dakar Street. Nelson,
J.   E.  ANNABLE
MADDEN BLOCK.
Real Estate and Insurance
Agent.
Representing���
Mutual Life Ansumnce Oo. of Canada.
Anglo- Amerioan Fire Insurance Co.
Standard Loan Company.
POMMERY
Is the highest priced Champagne on the English
and  French  markets.
Morrison b Caldwell
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Finest line of
Staple and Fancy-
Groceries, Provisions,
Canned Goods,
Fruits, Vegetables, etc.
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Our Specia.llies :
Best Creamery Butter and
Fresh  Bogustown  Eggs.
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Wholesale Houses
NELSON, B. C.
AEHATED AND MINERAL WATERS
THORPK Sl CO. Llmitod-CorHer Vernon
aud Cedar dtreulH, Nelnon���Mu-iufucLur-
om of and wholesale dealers in aeruted water*
and fruit byrupti. Sole aueult, for Halcyon Hot
i'pi in.;���. mineral water.   Telephone UO.
XT KLSON bOOA WATflR FACTORY-
lA N. M. Cummin h, Lututee���Kvery known
variety of Hoft drinlcH. P O Box SS. Telephone
No. :.l. Hoover tiireot. Nelnon. Jiottlere of tho
uinuii:, :ii.. Leon Hot tiprintfH Mineral Wutor.
Morrisoi) Sl  CaldWell
BAKER  STREET, NELSON.
>ooG<xxx*xx>oaora>o<xx;
Rents Collected.   Conveyanoing Done.
Three houses for rent.
One fine new house for Bale;  only
small payment down.
REISTERER & CO.
Brewers of Fine Lager
Beer and Foi ter.
DROP IN AND SEE US.
Nel.nn. B. 0.
THAT PAD
Of Writing; Paper won t lant
long. _oud bottarplace another "hurry ud' 0"_er with
TUB MINER
Miners, Attention!
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BEWARE OF IMITATIONS.
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TRADE
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Gutta Percha Water-proof Fuse has been g
proved and not found wanting.
No miss-holes.   No running.
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LAWRENCE    HARDWARE
AGENTS
NELSON,   B C.
CO.
ARCHITECTS
CA.'.K St MACUONALU III. Cane; Jamon
A. Maedonald)���ArcbrUHiU and uupuriti-
i,��� i,,i,���,,e ���,. Broken Hill liloolt. oornur bakur and
Ward Street-, iSelson.
COMMISSION MERCHANTS
HJ. KVAN3 St -O.-Bakor Btroot, Nel-
. son���VV holanale dealere in llquora, ci-
Kur-B, cement, Uro brluk and llro clay, walor
1'il'ee and ...el r&tta,and KOuerul corurriiaulon
merchants.
ORAIN,  BAY AND CEREALS
BKACKMAN-KKR MILLING CO., J_T_.~
Wholeeiale aud retail dealere iu Kraln.
Int.. flour, food. .Mill.', al Vlotorlu, Now Woat-
urinHlor; Edmonton, Alia, JrJevatora on Calgary and Kdmonton Itailway. Manufacturer*
eel tiro oolebratod H. St _.. brand curu-l,-
GROCERIES
AMACliONAI.U fc Co.-Cornor Fron
��� aud Hail _troot-���Wholoaalo grocer*
aad jobbore in blanket*, glove*, mill*, boot-,
rubbur*, maukinaw* aad minore' *uu<_rre_.
LUMBER
���\T_-_-_N 8AW AND PLANING MILL-
_..> Odloo oorner Hall and (front _lro___,
-elrton���Lumbor, coiling, flooring, and ovory.
Ihlng in wood for building purpoeoa. Get our
priced.   CorroHpondonco *ollcl__d.
FRESH AND SALT MEATS
P   BURNS fc Co.-Bakor Hlroot, Nolson-
���   Wholesale dealer, iu _ro*h and cun d
_ioar_.   Cold Storage,
WEST   KOOTKNAY   BUTOHHR   CO.-
Baker Slreel, iNcIhou- Wliulu.snlo deal
e'i e. in _ro_h and curod rueat*.
HARDWARE St M1N1NU   SUPFLIES
LAWKENOK HARDWARE CO - Bakor
Street, Nelson ��� Wholesale dealars In
hardware, miner*' uupplie*, snorting good*,
oto,
M'LACHLAN BROS. (8ucconsors to Vanoouvor Hardware Co, Ltd.) Baker Streot,
NelMOn��� Wholesale dealer, in hardware and
mining supplies, plumbora' aud timunith*' supplier
NKLSON   HAROWARB   CO.-Wholoaalo
painta, oils and Kii.ee-; mechanic*' tool*.
Agent* for Ontario Powder Work*; djrn unite
H. E. CROASDAILE
MINE & SHARE BROKER.
P. O. Box 626.   Cable Address:
Groasdallo," Nolson.
conrussioN aoent,
Code���Morelno & Neal.
Is prepared to negotiate the sale of developed mines. Has arranged for
dealing in shares on the London and Montreal Stock Exchanges. Shares
bought and sold in London on margin. Will take charge of the interests of absentee investors.
OFFICE: 8ELOUS BLOCK, NELSON, B. C.
HgUORS AND DRY GOODS
TUKNKR, BKKTON fc Co.-Cornor Vornoa
and -osophine Street*, Nolsou���Whole-
wile; doalors tn liquor*, cigars, and dry good*.
Agent* for Pab*t Browing Co. of Milwuukoo
and Calgary Browing Do of Calgary.
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U1>80N'S BAY Co.-WholoHalo ffrocnrlt..
and llquora etc., Bakor Utreot, Nelson.
The Carving Season
Tin. (layn nf or-anberry sauce
have oon_6���
The turkey, too, is here.
Xmas formally introduces
the carving season.   Our
quality and mest graceful
patterns.
You    will    enjoy    your
duties as host if properly
equipped.    We can do it
at the lowest price.
We have just opened up
a nice line of useful
Xmas
Presents
imported direct from the
old country.
cutlery   is   of   the   best MCLaCtllail    B_*0S.
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"Why should I insure my life in the
Great West Life Ass. Co.'y of Winnipeg ? "
" Because it is the only Life Company
that invests  its money in the City of
Nelson, on improved property."
Call and see.
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H. R. CAflERON.
Furnished House to Rent.
P. BURN5 & CO.
Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants
CALIFORNIA WINK CO., IJnritod-Cornor
Front and Hall Stroots, Nelson-Wholesale dealora n wines (caso and bulk), and
domostio and imported cigars.
PROVISIONS,   PRODUCE St FRUITS
JY. GRIFFIN _ co-Corner Voroon and
��� Josophioe Streets, Nelson ��� Wholesale
dealers in provisions, curod meat-, but tor and
oggs.
Ladies..
We want you to remember that your husband or
your friend is a smoker.
A nice Pipe or a Box of
Cigars would make him a
most acceptable  present.
Case Pipes.
G. B. D. Specials,
L. Sc Co.,
B. B. B,
Peterson's.,
P, 0. GREEK        V. 8. OI.EMENT8
GREEN & CLEMENTS
Civil Engineer., and Provincial Land
Surveyor*.
P. O. Box l.S M_l.orr. B. O.
A. R. BARROW, a. m. l o.b
Provincial  Land Surveyor.
Oorner Viotorla and Kootenay SU.
p, O. Box 669, Telephone No, 05
C.W.WEST&CO.
Coal and Wood.
Agents Imperial Oil Oo. Ltd.
Crow's  Nest  Coal,   $6.15
Anthracite,     -    -    $9.65
DBUVBRBD.
No order can bo accepted unlem
accompanied by cash.
Office Corner Hall and Baker .Street*.
miFHONI U.
The Cabinet.
6. B. MATTHEWS, Prop-
fl MIT" STREGT.
WADDS    BROS.,
PHOTOGRAPHERS.
Baker Street.
NELSON.   -   -   B.C.
HEAD OFFICE NELSON, M. C.
Branch jMarkets in Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo
Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.
Order* by mall to any branch will have careful a��4 arotHDt attention.
M >%iiO AhjA/ /o -CfUtnj, 9%y OalA/
JrJL $MU/nMxW
West Kootenay Butcher Co.
ALL   KINDM   OF
Fresh   and   Salted   Heats
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
Fish and Poultry in Season
E.   C.   7RAVES.   Manager.
Baker Street, Nelson.
Orders by mail receive careful and prompt attention
TBE NELSON ELECTRIC WPII CO., LiM
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 oflice of the Company, MacdouulU Block  corner of Josephine and Vernon Streets.
  A. V. MASON. Secretary.
OALL ON THI
NELSON WINE CO.
nnd  try a boll.lo. a rio-urt, or a barrel of
OALQARY  BEER  aa It Ih  tho li.-.i and
(ilireaiKiHt   on    tho    mnrkot.    Alno   try  our
WINES,    LIQUORS     and    CIGARS.
PRANK  A. TAMBLYN. M.......
Tolo. honn 9S. n��leer Rt   Nnlaon. B, C.
SILVER KING MIKE
Will pay tbe bigheat caah prioe for all
kimix of Beoond band gooda. Will boy
or iiell anything from an anchor to a
needle. Farnitnre, atovea, oarperta,
cooking ntenaila, bought in bonaehold
qnautitiea. Also caat off clothing.
Oall and nee me or write. Addreae
Rllver King Hike, Boi 200. IUU
Btreet, Nelson, P. 0,
HOTEL ROSSLAND
VERNON ST., NELSON.
RATES
By the week from $5 to $6.
By the day Ji.oo.
J. V. O'LAUGHTJN,  Prop.
Canada Permanent and Western Canada Mortgage
Corporation,
head office toronto,  ont.
Money to loan on Straight Mortgage!
Apply to O. |��. LENNOX. _.'._�� Vl
Nelaon. **
\  I Nelson  Dailv Miner,   Fridav  Evenimo,   December ��i", iqoo
LOCAL NEWS.
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This is the siliortost day of the year.
After this the ({aa bill- should grow
smaller.
Nelson hnsn't enjoyed a clear,
bright ilav fur six weeks. Let's hope
the new " century will bring us a
obange.
Dr. 0, Rose who was taken to the
hospital some days ago suffering from
typhoid fever is reported to he about
thu mime.
The  Sunday   School   entertainment
to be given by   the   members   of
Baptist church will commence at
this evening,
Uev. .1. Hnrtt Morgan, the new pns-
to- of the Baptist Church, and family,
will reside on Observatory Street
near Park Street.
The next sittings of the Supreme
Court at Nelson for the trial   of   civil
eases as been Anally fixed for February Bt, 1901, as the sitting of the Fnll
Court at Vancouver on January 88
would .iot allow sullicient time for
te judge to arrive here and open court
on Keb. 4, the date previously arranged.
N. Friedman of this City, traveler
for Jacob Dover, who was arrested at
Sloean City vesterday morning on a
bench warrant for not appearing before the court at Ymir orr a oharge of
peddling without a license, was
brought to the City last evening, but
was at once admitted out on bail, lie
was to have appeared at Ymir at 1(1
o'clock this morning but as there was
no train service, Magistrate Crease
was consulted and the case was ud-
journed until Saturday Dec. 29.
retire on January ftlst next. Mr. Cur-
ror is now 7:i years of age ani Is in
the .^3rd yoar uf his service with the
Caledonian Hailway Company.
The conveyance of malls liy railway
in Scotland costs ovar ��811,000 a year,
or which nearly ��88,000 is paid to the
Caledonian Railway, ��115,000 to the
Highland, ��39,000 to the North Hritish, ��36,000 to the Oreat North of
Scotland, ��10,000 to the Glasgow and
Southern Western, and ��5,000 to the
Callander and Obun.
A NEEDED IMPROVEMENT.
Dear Editor,���Enclosed is a subscription list and the monoy. to bo
applied tu crossing improvements between Broken Hill Block and the other plaee.
Tommy Brown  05
(leu. A. 0.  K.  St. Clare (stamp)  .  ,08
Mrs. Lordly 08
The Policeman on that  heat 10
Winkev l.ung  Queue 08
Billy Jones 09
"A City Father" io
A Friend 06
A Friend 05
Total	
Any others'.'
.50
AT THE HOTELS.
Tlrair.���II. W. Armstrong, Toronto;
Henry Roy, Rosslund; P. McVeigh,
Robson:.I. R. II. Robertson, (Iranite;
V. B. lloblis, Revelstoke; 11. J. Pratt,
San Francisco.
Hume.���P. VI. Fraser, London; F.
P. Walsh. Buffalo; B. Ilannun, New
Denver; J. h. Hlack, New Denver.
SESSION OF CHAM HERS.
Business    Transacted   Before   Judge
Forin This Morning.
A short Bession of Chambers was
held before Judge Forin at the Court
House thiB morning and a few cases
were disposed of. In the ease of Iled-
dle vs. Stamford in whieh judgment
was signed sometime ago.and application was made for leave to defend.
Leave wus granted on the terras that
8350 be paid into court for security.
Some time ago a creditor seized
through an execution tho goods belonging to the Lode Stur Mining Company. This morning the wage earners
of which there are Bix, asked for an
order that would grant the payment
of their wages before other debts were
paid.
The order was granted. In the case
of Roberts vs. Stewart, in which the
jury granted tho plaintiff $100. and
upon which the judge reserved his
decision, an application was made to
sign judgment. Tbe judge stated that
he would not interfere witli the verdict of the jury and would not stay
execution unless an appeal was made
at the next court of appeal held at
Vancouver. In the cases of Stewart
vs. Coramlngs and Campbell vs. Lloyd
an order was made in each case.
SAYS HE WAS  TORTURED.
"I suffered such pain from corns I
eould hardly walk," writes H. Robinson, Hillsborough, Ills., "but Buck-
len's Arnica Salve completely cured
them." Acts like magic on sprains,
bruises, cuts, sores, scalds, burns,
boils, ulcers. Perfect healer of skin
diseases and piles. Cure guaranteed
by Canada Drug ,t Hook Co.
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Quotations.
This morning's Spokane quotations
ns received from The Miner's special
correspondent:
(srictiAL to the: miner.)
NAME. ASKBD.     BID.
Blaoktail 0!-..
Butte & Boston  \%
Crystal     oX
Deer Trail Con  2
Evening Star  (IT-_
Cold Ledge   l*jj
Uolden Harvest     %
I. X.L 21
Iron Mask 21)
Jim Hlnine  8%
Lone Pine Surprise  IX
Mountain Lion 28i_
Morning Olory  8X
Morrison  3
Noble Five  4
Piiucess Mand  IX
Palmer Mt. Tun  20
Quilp Zi
Kamoler-Carilioo 2(1
Republic    04
Reservation  4
Hossland Want  2%
Sullivan UX
Turn Thumb 12
Waterloo  2%
Winnipeg  4%
UNLISTED   STOCKS.
Oonjeoture  4X
American Hoy  \0X
Dewey  3
Horoules  5
Gold  Standard  0%
Bitter Root  (I
Sales-Morning Glory, 1000 at 1%,
100(1 at 7.. ; Morrison, 1000 at 3 buyer
10.
Christmas
==Wants.
THOSE WE READ ABOUT.
An amusing story is told of Lord
Wolseley's interest in the Commissariat Department, in which his zeal on
one occasion certainly got the better
of his discretion. Dinner was being
served to the soldierB, and orderlies
hurried backwards and forwards with
steaming pails of soup. Lord Wolseley stopped one of them. The man
was at attention in a moment. "Remove the lid." No sooner said than
done. "Let me tastt it." "But
plaze yer���" "Let me taste it. I
say." And taste it he did. "Disgraceful ! Tastes like nothing in the
world, but dish-water." "Pla/eyer
honor," gasped the man, "and so
it is!"
A Western clergyman relates his experience with two weddings in the
same town on the same day, one in
the morning, one in the afternoon.
"The first wedding fee I received
was 810," he says, "a very large remuneration fur the place and people.
After the second wedding tlie best
man called me into a private room,
and thus addressed mc: 'What's the
tax. parson'/' 'Anything you like, or
nothing at all,' I answered. (I have
frequently received nothing.) 'Now,'
said he, 'we want to do tins thing up
in style, but I have had no experience
In this business, and do not know
what is proper. You name your figure.' 1 suggested that the legal
charge was $:.'. 'Pshaw!' he said,
'his ain't legal. We want to do something handsome.' 'Co ahead and do
it,' 1 said. Whereupon he reflected
a moment, and then asked me how
much I had received for the wedding
of the   morning.    'Ten   dollars,' I re-
flled. His face brightened at once,
lere was a solution to the difficulty,
'I'll see his ante,' he remarked,
'raise him 85, and call.' Whereupon
he handed me 815."
Iv. R. & N. CO., LTD.
Christmas and New Years Excursions.
In connection with the Christmas
and New Y'ears Holld.yB, the Kootenay River St Navigation Company,
Ltd., will put into effect loeal holiday
rates of single fare for the round trip.
Passengers ean purchase tickets on
the following dates: December 2'.��nd,
23rd,.Ith and 2__h, good to return until January 3rd. Tickets will also be
on sale December -Sith, BOth, 31st and
January 1st, good to return until January 3rd. ROUT. IRVING,
Manager.
A GOOD THING.
German Syrup is the special prescription of Dr. A. Hoshee, a celebrated German Physician, and is acknowledged lo be one of the mpst fortunate discoveries in Medicine. It
quickly cures Coughs, Colds and Lung
troubles of the severest nature, removing, as it does, tbe cause of the affec-
ton and leaving tlie parts in a strong
and healthy condition. It is not an
experimental medicine, but has stood
the test oi years, giving satisfaction
in every case, which its rapidly increasing sale every season confirms.
Two million bottles sold annually.
Mosclie's German Syrup was introduced in the United States in 1808,
and is now sold in every town and
village in the civilized world. Three
doses will relieve any ordinary cough.
Price 75 cents. For Sale by W. F.
Teetze.l
FOOD CHANGED TO POISON.
Putrefying food in the intestines
produces effects Mice those of arsenic,
hue Dr. King's New Life Pills expel the poisons from clogged bowels,
gently, easily but surely, curing Constipation, Biliousness, Sick Headache,
Fevers, all Liver, Kidney and Bowel
troubles. Only 25 cents at Canada
Drug & Book Co.
If yon don't like Bine fiibbon Tea it's
because you've never tasted it.
Your Christians wants oan be satis-
lied at our store. Fancy Goods, Novelties and the like are here in great variety, and at prices to suit any kind of
pocket book.
Timely Suggestions.
A Dress or Skirt L_ugth of Black or
Colored Mattilisse, Covert, HomeBpun,
Vienna, Serge. Plaid or Tweed, at, per
yard, 25c, 50c, 75c' ��1.00 to $4.50.
OH SILK
ForaDressor Shirt Waist. The
latest producitons in Stripes and Fancy
Designs, at, per yard, 50c, 75c, 11.00,
$1.25, .1.50 to 82.50.
OR GLOVES
For Ladies and Children,  in Kid.
Silk, Cashmere; Fleece lined Cashmere,
Silk lined and Hingwood, al,  per pair,
25c, 35c, 50c, 75o to *1 50
OE SILK BLOUSES
(Ready to wear;) in Taffettn Silk,
Luxor or Satin. The latest Styles and
Colorings in Stripes, Checks or Plnins;
special values at 85.00, 87.00, 87.50, $S.(I0
and 810.00.
OR NOVELTIES,
Pin Cushions, Glove Boxes. Handkerchief Cases, Fancy Pillows, Table
Covers and Silk Drapes.
Call in.    Our Values are Worthy of
Your Quickest Thought.
KERR & CO.
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XflAS PRESENTS
AT REDUCED PRICES.
E. J. SCOVIL
���IIIUO BBOKER, -OTA111 I'll 11 LU
Windermere Miuou.   Oornwroml iDO.Sol'.ciie'.l
WINDERMERE. A. O.
IN AL'LD SCOTIA.
NewB Items From the   Highlands and
Lowlands.
Principal Hobt, Rainy. D. D., who
has been appointed the lirst moderator
of the newly formed United Free
Church of Scotland, was among th.
first in 187.'! to advocate the union
which has taken plaee of the l'nited
Presbyterian and tne Free Churches
of Scotland.
A winter garden, presented to the
people of Springburn, Glasgow, by
Messrs.Reid uf llydcspark Locomotive
Works was recently opened, and the
foundation stone of a new public hall
was laid by Lord Provost Chisholm.
The garden cost ��10,000, and the
hall will cost about ��12,000.
The inventory of the estate of the
Earl of Arlie, killed while gallantly
leading his regiment (the 12th Lancers) into action at Diamond Hill.
near Pretoria, on Juno 11th last, has
been lodged with the sheriff-clerk at
Forfar. Tbe amount of the personal
estate returned at ��14, OSS.
Robert Currer, who has heen for
many years the superintendent of the
weaterrr district of the Caledonian
Railway,   has intimated that he  will
LEATHERGOODS-DrcssintrCases
Manicures, Shaving bets, fort-
folios, Writing Cases, Purses,
Card Cases, etc.
BRASS G0OPS--Lamp*. Gongs,
Candalabra, Inkstands, etc.
EBONY GOODS-Mirrors, Brushes,
Military Sets, Manicure Sets.
TOILET and MANICURE SETS In
14 karat gold, Sterling Silver and
INickle Mountings.
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SOUVENIR GOODS--Paptcries and
I*;eils   with   local   views,   Purses,
Match Boxes, etc.
XMAS CARDS, Calendars, Bileles,
Prayer Hooks, Si-ndartI and Miscellaneous Books.
FANCY G00DS-A large variety
of Fancy Goods at figures from
10 to 40 per cent below regular
prices.
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The Always Acceptable Gift.
A piece of CUT GLASS 's always most
welcomed at Christmas, and at all times between
Christmases, by maid or matron. There is something
about its glitter and beauty and brightness which
always makes it most appealing to those of refined
tastes. We have a few expensive piece^ibr those who
can afford to buy them, and smaller pieces for smaller
pocketbooks.
There is a great difference in Cut Glass qualities.
We are showing you the kind you ought to buy.
The right value is in each piece for the money ypu pay
for it. , ���   ,,j .
If Brown Said So It's Right.    '
T. H. BROWN. t
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TO ���'IRK A COLD IN 0*_  �� IV
Trike laxative Bromo quinine Tabid*. All
dru(tul��t�� refund tho money If It falls to euro.
'fin,   tt. W, Uruvo 1 .lguuluro If 0D  oaob box.
..PRICES   CUT  IN TWO..
This has been done to accommodate those Shoppers
whose resources compel them to economize in order to
make a small sum go a Great Way. It is a Glorious
Opportunity for those who desire to make a Pretty and
Useful Present for a small outlay.
LADIES' TAILOR MADE  SUITS
From St2.50 to S35.00.
A large stock on which prices have already been
cut, are again ruthlessly sacrificed. The best opportunity offered to shoppers.  There are forty of these suits.
LADIES' JACKETS
From $5.00 to $30.00.
These were cut too, but the knife has been applied
again. They are all the latest styles and cuts. They
must all go by January 1st.
FANCY  COLORED   DRESS  GOODS
From 50c to $2.00 a Yard.
About Fifty Dress Lengths of Fancy Colored
Dress Goods, six yards to length. They are all to go at
half price; none held back.
The Prices Quoted Above will be Cut Just r Half.
These are going fast, just like the saw in the window.
Your chances of securing them are cut
shorter each day.   Come now.
MARTIN O'REILLY & CO.
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WE MUST MOVE OUT
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i;; cannot remain in our temporary quarters in the Kirkpatrick - Wilson - Clements
Block after Christinas Day. Consequently we must dispose of the
Stock wc have put in there before
that time. For this reason we have
made Another Cut in Prices, and
arc now^ carrying on such a
Slaughter Sale as has never before
been known in Nelson.
We received and opened yesterday a large lot of Manicure Sets,
Cut Glass, Silverware, Clocks,
Silver Novelties, and all kinds of
desirable presents.
The Prices a re Right. Come,
See and Buy^	
J.   J.   WALKER
Open from 7 a. m. to 10 p. m.    Corner store,
Kirkpatrick-Wilson-Clements Block.
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GRAND
DRAWING
30 PRIZES
Pipes, Cigars, Cigar Holders,
Cigarette Holders, etc.
Biggest   stock   in   town   to
select Xmas Gifts from.
DRAWING    NOW   ON.
THURMAN, Tobacconist,
Upholstering,
REPAIR WORK OF
....ALL KINDS
We are prepared to promptly attend to furniture repairing of every
description.
Wc make a specialty of
Cozy Corners, Foot
Stool Ottomans, and
Odd Pieces.
R. S. CLARKE.
Kootenay Htroot, opp. Bank of Mont-
_��_���. Leave orders nml we will call
for work.
The..
This
handsome
new
Confectionery Store
and Lunch
open  for pat-
Parlor will bc
ronage on
Saturday, December 22nd
ted to
The public are cordially invitei
call and examine our stot-
and prices.
Everybody welcome-
W. Q. BROWNE.

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