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Array P^��-"cul Libr
.Victoria
;
Dail)-- Edition  No. 600.
Nelson, British Columbia, Friday, December 15, 1899.
i enth Year
i
ON MINING MATTE
Highly Important  Evidence Adduced on
the Labor Question.
INTERESTING- FACTS AND FIGURES.
Practical Miners Give Their Experience and Managers
Testify. -Statistical Information as to the Work-
of the Eight-Hour Law in This Division.
Commissioner Olute yesterday contin
ueil his enquiry into thn conditions
affecting the mining interests of British Colnmbia, the alleged importation
of alien labor, etc. There ���wiih ii large
attendance of iutrested parties and eon
sidernhle evidence was adduced. The
interests of tlio Miners' Union were
looked after by Walter Smith and J.
Wilks, the organizer of the Union. A
great deal of interest wan manifested
in the proceedings.
R. W. Graham was the first witness
examined. He said he was n miner nt
the Silver King and hud heen working
there for twelve months "Tho hist
month 1111 contract work imdei the
ten hour system we marie $5 111)
a day, and that Angnst | (1.40. The
lirst three months I worked we marie
$4 a day. The least we made was $11.20
a day. We are doing contiact work,
anil divide the proceeds between us.
We work eight hours a shift���three
shifts a ilny. We ine engaged in shnfi
work 5x4 clear of tinibar. Tho reck is
a slnt.i formation."
"Can yon take out ore by contract
to the satisfaction of the mine owners?" asked Mr.  Clute.
The witness said it could not nlwavs
to done. Personally speaking he could
do as  ranch in eight hours as  in   ten.
"Can the rest cf you do as much m
eifjlit hours ns in leu?"
"We don't average as much. Our
work is machine work, and we cannot
get ns much nut of a machine in eight
hours as in ten."
"Yoiv sny tlmt yon personally can do
as much in eight: hours as in ten?"
"Yes, and   the   others  could do the
same if they kept at   it   continuously. j
I woul I do as much if I was employed
by the day as on the contract system." j
"Would   an   ordinary man,    in   tlm
ordinary   way   do   as much   work  in ���
eight hours as iu ten?"
"Iu my opinion a company will pet
more work out of a gang of men working ten hours than if they only work
eixbt." Witness continued to say th it
he did uot think that the feeling between mine-owners and miners was
altogether satisfactory. He was not a
member of the Miners' Union, and
there was a big demand for good
miners.
"What was the relation between the
owners ami the men In-fore the' eight-
honr law?"
"Very satisfactory."
Mr. Campbell asked the witness
what wns the feeling among the miners before the eight hour law.
Witness replied   that   he had  heard
the question discussed and the   miners
did not appear to be   particularly anxious   lor   it.    We   were aware  of  thai
passage of the eight-hoar law before it
was enforced     They did  not appear to j
take any interest in   It.    He  believed '
the maohine d-ill would work coutinn- l
ously for ten hours if properly   attend- !
ed to.    He   considered   it pretty   harrl
work to attend a   steam   drill���harder
than hand drilling.   He thought a man j
might attend to a drill from 4J^ to live
hours and that after   meals  he  might i
work another  4)" or  live hours again. '
This wonri be reasonable work.
To Mr. Olnte-"! don't know that a I
man eould do  this   continuously.    He
would use his judgment.
To Mr. Campbell-"If  I were working under -ontraet I   wonld   certainly ,
work steadily [or ten hours.    At  present wo work shifts. I go on at 7 o'clock
in  the  morning nnd work til)   three, i
Then     the  otlur     shift     comes     on
promptly, and works a   straight eight;
hours.
To Mr. Ohre-"Tliero is int much
time lost in waiting for powrler fumes
to clear out-nbont   ten  minutes
We
blast about four times iu six shifts. In
the ordinary stope perhaps it would
take from twenty minutes to half nn
hour.
To. Mr. Campbell���"Before the
eight-hour law, nnd working under
contract we always worked ton hours."
Continuing witness said: "1 was
working under contract when the
change iu law was made, and I continued it with the same crew and at
the same price. My earnings per day
differed 115 cents per man less under
the eight-hour than under the ten
hour. We didn't work any harder under the new system than the old."
lo Mr. Clute���"A man ought to
make a dollar a day more at contract
work.''
To Mr. Chapman���"Before the
change in the law there wore a number of men at the Silver King who had
been there for years, but they left as
soon as the law was enforced. Some
of these men worked under contract
and were not able to make ns much
under the new system us tbe old."
Witness described the accommodation provided for the men at the silver
King. The men paid $2I> per month
iu one part of the house and il per
day extra m the ather part. A comfortable bunk house was provided for
the ij.'ili nun, and those who paid the
extra dollar had a double bedded room.
Tbere were baih rooms, drying
rooms, dining and sitting rooms,
reading room and every accommodation. The food supplied was good.
There weie cottages provi.fed for married men and tbeir families. There
is but a small proportion of the men
employed who nre British subjects���
probably not more than a third."
Waller Smith, a member of the Miu-
ers' Union, proeefded to cross-examine the witness, Iu reply to questions
witness, said that he works eight hours
without stoppage. He believed those
who were not working on contract took
au hour off the day shift for lunch and
h..lf an hour at night. This did nol
count as part of the eighi-hours.
"Mow many dead men did they
bring out there last winter owing to
the bud ventilation?" asked the examiner.
Mr, Clute objected to the question.
It inferred thnt men had died from
the effects of bad ventilation, which
should be borne out by evidence.
Witness said be knew that sevual
men hail .lied���live in one week���fiom
what the doctors said wus pneumonia,
but as fur as be was concerned, he
never enjoyed better health. Tbe
place was well ventilated. Two of the
men who died, witness considered, hud
killed themselves They took u contra :t mucking and .vorkeri very bard.
When they wonld got into a big per-
spiration they would stand in a draft
to cool off.   They both wero taken sick
aiifl died.
To Mr. Smith-" The air is bad in
some places-smoko and gas, but a
little longer time wonld clear it off.
Tbo ventilation was good iu the inmo
an a whole-bett'r than in many mines
iu which I have worked at the same
level."
In relpy to Mr. Wilks witness said
that during the eight hour Hhift he
took his lunch will) him, but it only
took him a few minutes to eat it. Under the ten hour system he went to work
at 7 o'clock in the morning and name
out at 12 o'clock. A man working a
company accunt is always slow getting in and fast at getting out.
Evidence was contlnned on this line
with the object or showing that there
was considerable lost time. Witne-s
explained that peihups about half an
hoar each shift   would   be lost  under |
tin' tru hour system, Under tin'
present system men were promptly on
lime and at work,and put in their full
eight bniira.
"Hnw many hours were actually
worked uudor the tan hour system '.-"
asked Mr. Wilks.
Witness replied thai he though!
about nine hours u day. At present
there wns an eight hour working day.
He thought the average praotioal miner
did as much in the eight hour shift as
be did when working nine hours out of
leu. He did not think tbe average
miner at the King a good miner.
"Why'."' nsked Mr. Clute.
'' Because they are not experienced
men," replied the witness. "Not
morn than half of them could be oon-
sidernl gnnrl, practical miners "
Mi. Wilks asked "If the Silver
King paid ijrJ.uU per day instead of fl)
Would tbey get better men?"
Witness replied thut he saw no reason why tbey should net.
To Mr. Croasdaile���" I believe a
good mini will do as much in nine
hours or mue and n half. Uf course a
machine will uot du asjnuch in tho
limited time."
To Mr. Oambpbll��� "Since tlie eight
hour law 1 have been doing contract
work,aud have uo opportunity of judging of the work done by the other
men.''
Mr. Olnte: "Will the ordinary
average miner do as much work in an
eight hour shift as be formerly did in
ten?"
Wituess: "If he is n good man,
working on the hammer he will, but
if he is working a maohine he will
not, nor cannot do as much work in
eight hours. "
William Harvey, a miner in the Silver King was examined, He had been
forty years a miner, and believed that
ihe majority of good miners on bam-
liier work would do us much in eight
In,urs es in ten. Tho old system was
siti-factory, but tbe new oue was his
favorite.    (Langther).
.Innies Doberty, a miner at the Silver King, who said that he had 45
yours, experience all avev the worl1
testified that m bis private opinion
the average praotioal miner does as
much under the eight hour system as
he formerly did in ten hours. Unfortunately soldiers, sailors and all classes
were now getting in, calling themselves miners, and the man who is a
miner suffers for them. Higher wages
would comn and hotter men. To Mr.
Wilks witness explained that at present I be miners worked full time.
To Mr. Campbell witness said he
was not aware where a supply of good
miners could be had. He believed
there were some of them in Nelson
working on tbe streets.
To Mr. Cronsdaile���"If all the mines
in the.country were to pay $8.60 per
day, I don't know that they would
get the best meu."
Mr. H. E. Croasdaile, genernl manager of the Hall Mines wns examined.
He deposed thut since 1898 he had
managed the mine. He said: "I* has
been stated that the eight-hour lnw
has not been given a fair trial hy the
mine owners. I can givo positive evi-
deuee that it has. At onr mine we
have never stopped work since the
eight-hour law came info force, although we had to work short handed
since the enforcement of the law. I
wish to state that the not effects different mines in different ways. Foi instance whern mines employ only hammermen the evil effects of the act may
not be 83 great as in lhe case of onr
mine, where nearly nil the work is
dono by innchiuo drills. Probably the
best evidence I can give of the effect of
the eight-hour law in regard to the
earning capacity of the miners is to
lalie the Amount earned hy contractors
at our mine fnr tho tirst five months of
this year and then for the live months
following the 1st nf .Inn.'. I may state
that tlie siime rate per foot for work
was almost uniformly paid. The ouly
caso I reminiber of any difference was
in one upraise. Tho average earning
nei man tor the live months prior lo
June was ft IS pel dny. The average
earning for the subsequent live months
was $:i.4K, so thai so far ns our mine
is concerned I can prove that, as far
as dollars and cents go, there lias been
a difference ol $1 par day against the
contractors, and as fnr as I am aware
there was no change in the character of
the ground worked. As to the amount
of mouey actually invested in the mine,
tbe figures are fl,8111,147, and in tbe
smelter (100,881. When running full
blast we employ about 200. Tho ores-
ont force is about 12(1. Ninety-two of
these are British subjects nnd the rest
are aliens. A great Dumber of onr
best men left the country ns they did
not wish to be interfered witli by the
niii. us.''
Mr.Croasdaile proceeded to quote lig-
urea ns fo the output of the mine.
From Uctober 181)7, to So-, lumber lhW,
FURTHER D
it was 58,470 ton--, from October 1898
tn September 1899 it wns onlv 80,7! i
tons 'lhe |,nv roll in Septeinl ei 1898,
wbb t2ia,4fi8; for the first six months
nf ihe year it was ((J02, Mil. and Irom
April 1st to September uu. 1899, ir win
bul >'s\'.".>u ii,. sttrlbnted tins falling
off partly tu the shortening nf th.'
hours nf lubor, nud to the f*,ot Hint
they weie nol able to   eeoure   a   siilll-
eient  number  of oomputeni   ininets
'llii' value of the smelter output for the
half year ceding September, I8fl8, wns
$788,847; from 1st of October, ISDs to
March, 1899, it was if TOO, 224, and from
April lust tn September 110, it was but
$876,800. This market falling olf was
due to the ('not tbat the mines ni the
Slocan are not working. Kor tbe yonr
ending Septan.ber 80, 1S98, tho smelter
pay roll was (117,586, and 1o September last it was only (91,555. During
the year tbe amount paid for coal,genernl fuel, etc., ele, wns (118,714,
Mr. Chile asked what effect the
eight-hour law has hnd upon flic investment of foreign capital.
Mr. Croasdaile replied that in his
opinion tbe law had certainly retarded
foreign capital. He was not speaking
from personal experience, but it had
been so fepoitedjo him. Its effect upon the geueral interests of the country
were decidedly disadvantageous, Such
towns as Nelson did not feel tlie
effects so much as other centres, inasmuch as there was a good deal of railway oinstrnotion, building, etc., going
on which gave employment.
To Mr. Wilks witness said he did
not know cf any change in the rock
within the past twelve months. There
hail been diffloulty in getting labor.
Tbere was no strike, but there had
been efforts to get one up which were
not successful His explanation nR
to good men leaving was that, the unions preveuted tbein from working.
The men left because they did not
wish to incur labor (roubles.
Mr. Nelson Fell was the first witness called in the afternoon. He testified that when the dispute arose bis
men showed themselves amenable to
reason and willing to accept a compromise,   The  Nelson Union'wrote  him ' greatest need ttorerore
asking for a conference. He replied tbat : ports,
be was   willing   to    confer   with   th
TO HAND
The Boer Losses Again Reported to Have
Been Terrible.
STORY THAT GUIDES WERE TO BLAME
Supposed to Have Misled the Highland Brigade and so
Lost the Battle.- French's Successful Skirmish.
Another Sortie From Ladysmith.
Loudon,'Deo. 16.���(4:45 a, m.)���The i beeu successfully rushed with far  1. is
War OHice is still   without  news from   loss of life ."
Ladysmith   otbei     than   lhat  already i 	
published. The general belief is that Modder River, Dec. 18.��� Amlm-
t.he larger forces Lord Meti.uen en- lances started early yesterday morning
countered at Magersfontein were partly under a (lag of truce to nolleci tho
drawn from Natal aud that General , wounded and bury tbe dead who fell
Buller will strike a blow beforo these at Magersfontein, Brigadier-General
have time to return. Tlio newspapers I Wanohope, who led the Highland brig-
are calling upon 'he Government to jade, was found dead near the trenches
employ tbe Cunnrders as well as the the shot in the cbosf nnd tbigh a few
Star steamers ns transports, seeing the wounded were found near the tronohes
urgent necessity for getting more men Several wounded Boers were taken
to the Cape as speedily as possible, to the British hospital. The side of
Forty thousand men could still be I the bill and the Immediate neighbor-
Bent from England without calling np- I hood of the Boer trendies showed dead
on the militia for foreign service. The
militia effective is 10(1,000 men, uml
from this body i!l),IRin   carefully select-
bodies all about.
One wounded   Boer   informed a correspondent of the Associated Press that
ed   men   eould   be   spared   easily  for; tbeir   loss   was   terrible.    The   whole
South Allien.    Moreover the   Colonies   Scandinavian enntingcut was  destroy-
are again   proffering   assistance.    The.e.l.   Judging from information gleaned
���.,,.,'.  ,ri"    ! li'iin ll, ��� l!"cr ��� 'Hiii.le.l   iit'-i   | .. ���, ners
taken In   different   parts  of the  field
Sir Charles Warren, who arrived  nt the Boer loss must   exceed seven   bun-
men, but not with the union as he did j Capetown yesterday, will possibly join
not consider it repre8ent0d them. Ho ! Lord Methuen and take command "f
got an answer to tbe effect that   if  he j the combined forces.
The Daily'Cbroniole's Modder Rivet
dispatch, which is at. variance with all
other reports,represent Lf-Ttl Methuen's
forces as retiring on Tuesday on the
camp at Moddei Ki-er, as th" result of
would not consent to a   conference  he
must take the consequences.
In answer to Mr. Campbell the wit
ness stated that such a conflict always
had a great effect on British capital.
He had had dealings with British cap
ital, and thought its attention had to
some extent been diverted from this
country by the strike.
Replying to Mr. Walter Smith, Mr.
Fell said he had a good lot of men and
was perfectly satisfied with tbeir
work. The conditions had so changed
that ho could not givo a dofiuite opinion as to the comparative amount of
work done in eight and ten hour shifts
He thought the latter, hut bad not
been able to give the matter a definite
test.
Mr. S. S. Fowler, consulting engi-
uoor for the London and B. O. Gold-
fields, operating the Ymir mine, sai.1
that the expenditure on capital account
for this year  up  tn   December   1   had
died. The destruction wrought by the
naval guns was enormous, Word was
passed along tbe liner lines to prepare
to retre.it al nighl fall. All confess
thai it was their  greatest Ions during
lhe war.
The British troops have returned   tn
Modder River owing to laok   of  water
renewed artillery tiring that dny
correspondent  says:
"Tuesday forenoon the Hours bn night
heavy guns into action. The British
artillery replied but failed to silence
them. Lord Methuen thereupon withdrew his forces out of range and con
oentrated at Modder River."
Orders have been issued at Woolwioh
to prepare another siege train to go
out with the seventh division.
Frere Camp, Wednesday, Dec. 18.���
Firing can be heard this morning in the
direction of Colenso and an artillery
duel is expected today.
The i near the position h-ld yesterday,
SUCCESSFUL SKIRMISH.
London, Dec, 15 ���The War Office
ha- received the following dispatch
from General Forest ier-Walker at
Capetown :
"General French wires under date
of December 18, reporting a skirmish
at 1 o'clock in the morning with 1,800
Boers who were ndvanoing southward
toward Naauwpoort. Tbe skirmish continued all the morning, the Boers fighting on a front of fourteen miles. The
enemy retired with a loss .if forty killed and w'rriin led. Oar casualties were
one killed, seven wounded, including
One officer, .md two missing."
London, Dec 1ft.��� "Lord Methuen's
been ���19)1,000, while  the expenditure Iobeok,   following  General    Gatnore's! fight ON.
on revenue account, chargeable to out-1 reonlse.' says the Capetown corre- j _m_m .,,,,, , | _ai,0 (Hobe says ���
put, had amounted to ��6B,000. Abont S spondoit of the Daily News has hnd a I ,,,r,|(, conntry js lin;p;ln.;, fur unv ���;,,..
lill men were now employed nt t be | most depressing effect upon the loyal- l,flce [n the-.,-om word*, of General
Ymir mine,  feu nt the mill, and about! i��t�� who arc h?   no   means a growing   >|M.rillall   ,An ,nlHt nim. g0 ,��� , ,,
The Si. Jumes'Qazette says: "When
; we have retrieved our d.'teats and bave
60 on construction  and   outside work,
He could not Bay what the  nationality
of the men was now, but during the
la-l bye-election out of 127 niiners.three
had votes and three more were unregistered British subjects.  The rest were
mostly Americans with some Scandinavians, Before June 1, they paid
18,50 and *.l (HI por ten hours, and had
a splendid crew of men, and no mi''
seem dissatisfied Tin": weie now paying |8 and 19.50 foi eight hours.
When the strike oame nil the men
i|int except six or eight. They snid
they wero ufrnid on aoOOUUt of threats
made hy the union men. About June
Id a few "cu returned, and the force
gradually increased until on Dec. 12
there were 49 men at work, a force
just lurge enough to keep tbe 40 stamps
going. Tbey were hnililing number 411 Stamps and the total cost of
lb.' two would tie about |100,000,
Before June I no stuping was done,
and since then no development had
been done, so a final test of llio new
law had not been made nt the mine.
Before the law enme into force n
shaft bad hen sunk with two ten hour
shifts, and then continneil under the
same condition! with three eight-hour
shifts. With the eight-hour shifts the
wi rk was 1ft percent, more exnensive.
body.    They are filled    with dark forebodings, Dutch disiaffeotlon is rapidly
growing.
A large section is rustless, and would
need hut little persuasion to join the
Boers, Thero are disturbing reports
from the eastern districts of Oape Colony, when, many secret meetings have
been held. The Imperial authorities
are aiming the loyal farmers in the
Sttitteih.'im and Keirua.l districts."
restored ihe Bnpremnny nf our Hag we
oan criticize  and   investigate.   Today
in' must aot'
Continuing II urges tbe Government
to take tiie While Slut Steamships from
the Oceania down and send another
army corps to South Africa.
The Wl stmin-t i Gazelle i Liberal i,
which bus actively oppi -e.l the war.
sayH: "We are bonnd lo carry the
I campaign   to a successful  issue," aud
I adds, "the reckoning with lhe Gov-
einmeul will .'.mie liner.'
	
TERRIBLE CARNAGE,
London, Dec. IB.���The correspondent
of the Standard   at Modder   River, d. ���
scribing  the   light   at   Magersfontein, j
says:
"Six miles had lo be OOVered before
the Highland brigade could reach the
Boer roiighnld. It is not vet clear
through what mischance this force,
which was led  by   guides, came   upon
ine liners trenches unexpectedly and sn
suddenly.
"Beyond question, the Boers were
aware of the approach of tin' British
and hnd prepared in receive them,
According to one version two High '" "'"ll an annv corps, I told Lord
landers through net-rawness dlsobarg- Lansnowne, as far back as Novemter
ed their riflea prematurely, but it is ��.tba�� be would, not be sending enough,
equally probable thnt the advance Boer ' ���������" "��' fl��< department it is a wise
wonts conveyed the Intelligence. plan to send   eight  engines,  although
"Our men were wholly   unprepared. ' ',1"r ��""' ''"!"' w"h ''"' lir''
London, Hi"-. 14.���Speaking nt a
Unionist meeting in Hackney, London, this evening Rear Admiral Loid
(.'bailer- Beresford said that he long ago
told tbe Beoretary of State for Wm.
Lord Lansdowne. tbat the Government
was nol -ending enough tronps to the
Transvaal.
"1 must sny, I havo never thought
that we are sending out enough men.
When "'ici' il was known   that we had
This   inslai    sufficed   to satisfy   the ,���,                                                       ;   ���,, "Thin wur is one of   the triune.* ni
, Thev had not even flxod Irivi-net-.   II.' 1M,H wl" ls "���"  "r    ""   "iggcM U]
wituess   ol   the   t'otnpiirntivo merits of          ��� ��� ,,1,,,,, ,,,, i,,,.,,   ���.������,��� mnhnrlrari n_i
���.,' ,���, .                , disaster was all the  more exasperating "n win. n w< nave  evei . moaraea ow-
the two svstems.     lhe Whitewater an.I ,                 .                                      .,        .    , im/   lo   the   snrinniidiiiu oniiiicnl nlr.
���     . heeiins.r ni the ciiiisi'ionslicss   that    had "'"    '"   '""   suruniiiuing poiineai ur-
Ihe I'.iil.'i'pi i��e   mines   lor    which    the                       ,                            ,,,-., nnmnt.nnrm   mid     if   nnnamnr*     n-arv
the   brigades been   extended  and wilh ' uuisiam i,-. ami,    n    neiessary,   eveiy
I
(Continued on Kouri.li Pags.)
bayonets fixed, the trench might   have I
Continued uu Fourth Page.
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NELSON DAILY MINER, FRIDAY, DECEMBER I
5i
1899.
Nelson Daily Miner
1 ublisned L/aily except Monday,
N j.i mUi.ssu PuisriNQ Sc I'i-ulibuino (Jo.
D. J.   BEATON, Editor and Manager,
Subscription Hates,
11 >ily por monlh by cunier ? 100
per half year    5 (XI
per yerr  10 00
poi yoar hy mull. , ,    600
por year foroign  10 00
Nelson Wkkkiy Miner.
Weekly, pe  naif year 9 125
p..r yoar    2 (KJ
por year, foreign    2 60
yubscriiitloni iuvurii.bly in advattoej
olsou Mlu trl'rintinir&PublishlngCo
NELSON. B. C.
Tei.ephonh   No.   144.
WHICH IS CHEAPER'.-
Tho evidence adduced nt yesterday's
session of Mr. Chile's inquiry was
chiefly directed to the question of
whether the ten hour or tho eight hour
system wns in the long rim the more
economical. Much that was interesting was brought out on this point,
uml Mi. Oroasdaile's evidence incidentally refuted The Tribune's statement,
reiterated ad liausenin, that the mine
owners of this district have never given the Eight-Hour law a fair trial.
While no Union men gave evidence
veterdiiy, thfl organization was represented by Mr. Wilks -.ud Mr. Smith
who lost no opportunity of emphasizing every puint iu tbeir favor, so the
evidence is peculiarly instructive.
Mr R. W. Graham who, though not
a Uuiou mail, has the reputation of being ono of fho best miners at the Silver
King, appears to have lost money ou
the eight hour law to the extent of lift
cents a day for each .'man working on
his contract. He also said : "In my
opinion a company will get more work
out of a gang of men working ten
hours thnn if they only work eight."
This goes to the root of the matter,
and hears out Mr. Fowler's statement
later on that human nature made men
do a certain amount of loafing wheu
working eight hours, though their opportunities are possibly not so great as
on tlie longer shiit.
The. -working witnesses all said they
could personally do as much h/mimer
work in eight hours ns in ten. Possibly they could, though thnt docs not
prove that the average man either
could, would or docs. Ono Shing, however, was undisputed, and tbat is a
machine cannot do as much in eight
hours as in ten. One would think that
this was self-evident, but anyhow it
goes far to prove the whole case. Outside of the Slocan, the developed mines
nre nearly all worked by maobines,
which shows that the capacity of the
maohine should he considered as much
as that of the man,if not more, in con
sidering the economic effects of the
law.
Mr, Croasdaile gave some interesting, not to say conclusive, figures on
this point. A large portion of the
work at the Silver King is let out to
the men by contract, and tho company's books show that for the five
months prior to the enforcement of the
act they earned an average of $4.48 cents
a day, as ngamst 18.48 during the Bub-
sequent five months. Men on a contract usually work at high pressure,
yet dining live months tho extrn two
hours' rest do not seem to bave increased their earning capacity. After
their assertions, it is now in order for
the Union to explain away these figures if they can.
The only evidence aa lo a trinl by
hammer-men was Mr. Fowler's experience in tho shaft at the Ymir Mine,
which cost 1ft per cent, more to sink
by three eight hour shifts than by two
I'U hour shifts. These figures also
require a great doal of explaining away.
This question is being brought before the public in an impartial investigation for the first time; aud now tbey
have an opportunity, people should
look intn it dispassionately, and refuse
tn he led away by baseless statements
about oppression and extortion. The
Miners' Union wanted the investigation.    Let thera bide by it.
seems to have been enormous. This
is the oue advantage that England
hns, and in the long run it will outweigh thoso of knowledge of the country, choice of position aud superior
marksmanship. 'J he Boers have practically no reserves to fall back on. A
man killed is a mau gone. Great Britain can till up hor thinned ranks almost indefinitely.
.JUVENILE OFFENDERS.
Editor Miner:
Dear Sir��� Shortly before noon today,
Mrs. Hedley was on her way to town
and bad passed the galo of Mr. Brougham's house, when a small bov with a
sled ran into r.nd knocked her down.
Fortunately, tho boy broke her fall,
and she escaped injury. Nevertheless
it is timo a atop was put to this practice on the part of tbe small boy, und
1 beg that some notion be taken by the
author!ties. An. arrest, with a line
would appeal to the pocket of the parent and make the culprit a hero among
his fellows. 1 would suggest that a
few of the citizens who live up Stanley
Street be enrolled as special policemen,
empowered to rleKtro) the sleds and
belabor the persons of any boys ooast-
* 011 the sidewalks. I shall be most
happy to offer myself for the service.
Yours very truly,
ROBERT R. HEDLEY.
Nelson,   December 14, 1890.
PRESCRIPTIONS
The purity of tlio Drugs and Medicines
ndmiuiatorocl to the patieot in the most
essential element in the suocossful treatment of disease. IJre-eriptions nro com-
iirmnued by us from absolutely Pure
Drugs In perfect condition, abd thephy
Biolan's skill will not he nullified by old
and Impotent drugs.
Our Btooks Of requisites for '
The Toilet
The Nursery
The Sick Room
Arc complete.   Your patronage solicited.
Nurses'   Directory.
For the convenience of Physicians and
Nnrr-'S, we have established a Nurses'
Directory, and In order to have it complete, request all Nurses to send in or call
and  leave their  i.amcs  and   addresses.
H. F. M'LEAN
Dispensing Chemist
Telephone US.     P, O. Bo v 225.     Baker Street.
Mail Orders Promptly Attended To.
THOMSON'S
SEE
OUR
DOLLS
and
TOYS
DOLLS
DOLLS
DOLLS
OUR-
Doll sale
Is now on, and wise
buyers will look
through   the   stock
EARLY
And make their selections. " There is not
another like it."
Prices
Lower
Than
Ever
TloioiMoiw,Cii���Lti,
NELSON, B. C.
Waverly
Hotel
NELSON, B. C.
BOARD AND ROOMS AT
REASONABLE    PRICES,
Select your
LUMBER.
Delivered to an any poi it on
Kootenny  Lake.
1 have a complete stock
on hand of
ROUGH AND
DEE8SED LUM1 ti.!.
SHINGLEH,
MOULDINGS, SASH DO' IU
INSIDE FINISH.
COAST  FLOORING
and
FINISHED LUMBER.
Wholesale Houses.
NELSON. B. C.
A-RATtO ANO MINE <AL. VVAT-RS
"i HORPE i OO , i.i'iiii'.ii -i'orn.-r Ver-
5     non  mul i.ili.r cuut-itt, .mm. >. , man -
fllCUl: Ill's of ttllll WllUlcbttl��   Ul'.l.rr'-   III   .r.    Hurt
waUii'H una fi'.n' Bjrupu,   Sole ager,Ui tor Halcyon Springs mineral water.
N
ELSON S'*DA WATER FACTORY
-,\. ,11. rnnir.i
VlirlO )    or   r-r.fl.  rl.lllli-
|jlur,,L'N..   ill      ll"
,,f the Finn us ���* l
u titer.
liUOWtl
I'.   .1.   It.,.  83     leie
.sip-.'i    . .-I-'"'   Un i Le B
111 lln.      .    Illb'U    ";"   ''���"
CIGARS
K
Mill at PILOT BAY.
Yards,  NELSON and LARDO
HEAD  OFFICE
ITELSOIT.
J.   A.   SAYWARD.
"Joy cometh ill. the morn."
THE STAR
BAKER. . .
JOY,
Comes any t
Home Made Bread
any timo of  the dny with
' bin specialty,
Ask your Grocer for it.    These
Grocers carry il :
KIRKPATRICK & WILSON.
J. A.  [RVING & CO.
MORRISON & CALDWELL.
EAST  END GROCERY.
GEO.  BELL & CO.
T. A. SCAN LAN.
COLE'S  GROCERY,   Hume Add
HUMPHREYS & PITTOCK.
OOTENAY OlGAii M   G   CO.
o   il
ulnolurur     I   '  >ujiu
IWllo" br.llirl Ul BlkUI'B,
CO
J- .
I MIS   10
IVI
_>.
HJ. ���: J ,A j <k
���     SOU,   A UU IM..U.I .1
cumont. lire o ck anil ilrou    . .. .u
Ster'l l.ll'S   r 11.1 t;   II   I.i   r tlllllll I.   ill     i.
B
GKA1N, HAY AND OERfcAlb
packman 6l k-.< milling oo.
Limiti;i>.   broni bireet,  .nuimuu.  w..ulu
deulurH
and mam.   Mills   I   ftilinoutvin,   \ Lciurlo hi
Now  Wealtuliwioi     r.i'iah-is ou Culgnrj
Ed! u on tut) -luilwuy-
GEO.   F-   MOTION*- Wholo-olrt Ha>
Until) and  r ml.    .--ifci-.l   t'uuuiuun     oi
o��rioad lots to all Kootenai poi.is.
GROCERIES
MACDONALD & O0.--Jor..er  vlT.
L-UOtH.   Wholesale
inil.ri,
r\*   do - aud JuBoyluuu
srO'^ra and Jobbers in bltuiHttU, gl<*vo*-, mil
boots, rubbers, cnaokinaws and luluertV a
001
dries
L-f OQTENAY SUPPLY CO
r\   Vernon Oir-JCL, NeltJOu, -UipOl
Halo grocers.
LtMITED-
porterfli w hole-
'NCORPnr-iAT--'  -i��j-0
1*4
H
op
ip
You will no: he without lhe
>ee. ssi ;. i quids lo brighten
up Xmas.
Just
Received
Direct shipment from Europe,
i 50 Cases  l'oninierv Champagne.
-'oo   1 ases  of Assorted  Liqueurs.
PATENT VAPOR
AND   MEDICAL  BATH
mostelliraoious in <'hocking(li^eaHe and
preserving h'aith, highly recommend*
ud ny tlm Medical Faculty and professional 1 uraes, One bath will break up
the most severe cold.
Imperial Silverware
Tho best goods on tho market, beautiful designs, and every article guaranteed for ton years.
Chautauqua Combination Writing Desk
and Drawing Board.
Tho best Kindergarten Combination
over Invented for ehildren or young
peuple. Fully fu nished with Inst ruction book, crayons, etc., invaluable for
home education.
FRESH AND SALT MEATS
P   BURNS A CO    Haker street,  .Nelson,
���   whuloa&le  dealer*-!  in fru.th and curu-i
meats.   Oold storage.
WEST KOOTENAY BUTCHER CO-
���Baiter Street .Nelson.   \\ hoiu.-.ule ileal
ers iu fre h utidcuicd meats,
HARDWARE &  MINING SUPPLIES
HBYEKS A CO.-Coiner liaker and
��� Josephine fciireuU, Nelson, wholosah
deuiern in hardware and mining supplies.
Agents for Giant Powder Co.
VANCOUVER HARDWARE UO'Y
LlMITUD iiakor aireuL, MLdsun, whole
pale dealers m hard ware and mintrg supplies,
plumber.i'iuid linsuuin'ri supplies.
NELSON  HARDWARE   CO.   Whole
sale paints and u-ilb.
LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.
TURNER, BEETON & CO.-tornei
Vernon ana Jusophino sLreeu-., Nc.iOn
wholesale dealers in liquors olgars and drj
goods. Ageutntor Pabai.Brewmg Co, of Mii-
wa kee and Calgary Brewing Oo, of Calgary,
Ask   for   our
Hamper List.
Special Christmas
Hudson's Bay Stores
West Baker St.,  Nelnou.
Telephone 13.
H
UDSON'S BAY OO.-Wholesale g.o-
enus and liquors, e c.. Baker at., Nelson
PROVISIONS, PRODUCE & FRUITS
JY GRIFFIN A CO--<''"'ier Voinoi,
. ami Jutirjplii.ru oiriirjts. Nelson, wholooali)
doalors in provisions, curu.l inenis, uutlur .md
t-'KBti.
SASH AND DOORS
PLANING
NELSON
MILLS,
SAW    AND         _
l.iMri'icit ���Corner prune  and
Tho Silverware and DPskfi are moat suitable   - -    ,
(or Clnisliinis nresents. Uallandinspeoi goods | H���u. Utrue.e, Nelnon   inannfaotureM of and
ntmy oJHoo, Hull Btroel between Baker and t wholesale dealers In aaeh a. d doors; nil kind.-
of factory work iiiiuio io order,
Vernon.
JOHN BLANEY,
Agent for
British Columbia.
Every Man
likes to ilreN* in Fashionable n'nl
Nice Fitting Gaiments if be .'nn
do ho at a reasonable nrioe. My
Fall and Winter Samplen are now
complete iu Suitings, Overcoati ���,���
and Fancy Yi\itinfts, Give n\, r
call and 1 will quote you ptri.is
tbat, will astonish yon.
Ladies' Tailoring   in   all   its
branches, a specialty.
ACETYLENE GAS
VANS roiMET'S DRUG STORE. -Cor
no Ji.t-upiiino nud linker dl.-cets. Attts
forCiil.'iu.n Ciiriiido and Wullan.l Aoetylen.
Ga Maohino Co.
AND SOO LIKE.
Tlie direct route from
KOOTENAY OOUNTRY,
to iill points
EAST   and   WEST.
Pirst-Olnss Sleepers on nil trains (rum
REVELSTOKE & KOOTENAY LDU ,
    ASSAYER'S SUPPLIES
WF. TEETZEL & OO - Conor liaker
��� ami jo-ei'iiin btreei -, Nelsou, wholesale dealers In a^sayer's supplies. Agi-nls lor
"leaver Vive Clay Co. ol Deuvor, Colorado.
Stevens
The
Tailor
Rooms i and n
Clements-Hillyer Block
NEXT DOOR TO OPERA HOUSE.
Poller accounts ot! tbe reverse nt
Magersfontein are beginning to bo received, bnt they add but little to what
was known before, The correspondent
of the Standard suggests that the
guides of the Highland brigade were
responsible for the [allure of the at-
tnok. Howevor *his c ay he, there was
mismanagement somewhere, of whioh
Tommy Atkins had to bear the brunt.
Tin defeat seems to hnve depressed
the .Stock Exchange but nothing else.
All over the Empire is the one idea of
but setting thn teeth the more grimly
for the temporary reverse. There seems
a prospect of more troops being asked
for from the Colonies. If this is done
Canada will acswer the second call as
heartily as she did tho lirst. There
ir- no snob thing thought of as banging
linck nt such a time. Tlie reports of
the liner losses are still further substantiated,    and   tbeir   casualty    list
0. A- PROSSER,   Maaaser.
Pll
Hy the only first class unilortaker in Nelson,
Jill. A. \V. PURDY.   Address
NELSON FURNITURE CO.
Applewhaite Block.     Bakor st. cor. Kootenay
Or  at residence on Silica  street,   Kast of
Josephine,
A. R- BARROW, amice.
Provincial Land Surveyor,
('orner Victoria and Kootenay Sta.
R O. Box 559. Telephone No. !(5
TOYS
Tills Week
We will store them
for you till Xmas
Eve.
We have several snaps  in   House
property:
9 Kooms anil attic. 2 lots, corner Stanley.. $1,500
i Rooms, 2 lots, lovely situation  1,000
l Rooms, nice oottoff**. Improved lot    900
6 lloouis, Mono foundation, cellar full si/,o 1,550
ti Rooms Vernon street, 2 lota, excellent,
value  1,050
0 Itoori s, down town new, all conveniences, rented at sno  2,150
8 Rooms, large  vcran.lali, 2 lots,  dead
cheap 3.300
Rooms, nil conveniences, 2 lots, new��� 2,000
GEORGE   GURD,
With F. L. OsLEit,
MARA  BLOCK    BAKER   ST-
Real Estate b Mines-
lj\ O GREEN, B, A., O. E��� PROVINCIAL
1 ��� Laud Surveyor. Surveys of mineral
claims lands, olo, Agont for obtaining Crown
(In.nis. Olllce Turner-Uoeckh block Nelson,
B. O.
E. J. SCOVIL
NiMM. ir--.oKt.lE,      \urt>;t  n ki.m .
Wind enn oro Mine*-   OoiraapondenoeSorolte-l
WlNDK-MJ-K-". B- O.
Druo &
BOOK 60.
Opera House Store
BANKEKS AND BROKERS.
aEO.SKALLER&CO.
[CONSOL, STOCK EXCHANGE BLDQ.
60-62 Brodway,   New York
LOTS OF MONEY
oan be mado through speculation with deposit
of ��'Mi.00 [thirty dollars] upward [or 3 por oent.
margin upward] on tilo-k Exchanges.
Tho greatest fortuncr*. hat e been made through
BpooulationB in Stocks, Wheat.or Cotton.
If you are Interested to know bow spoonln-
lion* arc conduct ed notify us and we will send
you information and market, letter free of
charge.
Usual commissions  charged for  executing
orders.
Govemmet-ti  Itlmil Iimi    and    lt-iHroad
bonds quotations furnished on application for
purohase, sale or exchange.
Nelson Cleaning and Dyeing
Establishment.
8. D. PIBEKB Prop.
Ladies' and Gents' Clothing cleans I
dyed, altered and repaired.
SATISFACTION  GUARANTEED
HPIII-   "I    <  lrr.1..-  II I \|'|>��K
Fraternity  Hall
Cor Knlii-r .1 H.Mili'iin.v si-..
can he rented for Concerts, Lectures,
Dances, Bttwiuets aud every kind of en
trTliiiiini'nt.    Honl iii te-rr.inns,  cloak
rooms, Kitchen snd dining room furnished.   Kor term, apply
DR. E. O. ARTHUR Oity
Bennett's Improved
Safety Fuse
As    Supplied     British    Admiralty.
White Countered
G-utta Percha.
Will Not Crack or Break.
Absolutely safe in all weather
conditions.
Minimizes   risk   from   firing'
Everything to recommend it.
Ask your dealer for them.
Manufactured by
fus
TOURIST OARS puss Medicine Hat
Inily lor St, Panl, Sundays and Wednesdays for Toronto, Fridays (or
Montreal and Huston.
SiuiiB cms pass Revelstoke oneday
earlier
CONNECTIONS
To aid from Kobson, Rosslnnd,
Ex. Sun. Kx- s��n-
7.10 Lv.        NKLSON Air 10.40
18.00 Lv.daily SELSON daily Arr.21.40
Morning trnic connects f r '11 points
in BOUNDARY COUM'RY.
KvcniiiK train connects to ".nd limn
Main Line and poiuts l.oi'th, and iex.
Hun.)'I'oin nil point- in HOl.'X AKl
COUNTRY.
KOOTENAY KIVER ROUTE,
Daily. Str. Moyie Dmly.
28.00 Lv. NELSON        Arr. 16.20
Connects Koolenay Unding with
Crow's N.-si Branch trains both ways,
KOOTESAYLAKE-K VSLO ROUTE
Ex. Suu. Sir. Ivkiiii..' Ex. Sun
16.00 Lv. NELSON        Arr, luw
Tue., Tliui'., Slit., to Amenta una
ret., leaving IChsIo nt 20k.
SANDON AND SLOCAN POINTS.
i-,     rr Ex. Sim.
Ex. Sun. Y     , .���,
11.00 Lv. NELSON Ar, 14.20
4 hrs NELSON to ROSSLAND his 4
For rates and full Information address near
i'j.t locul injunt, or
O. K. BEASLEY City Possongar ARonl
H, \V. lillKW, Again, Nol*tn
W. F. ANDERSON, E. J. S^'i*,,,
Trav. Para. Au.mt.      A o. 1. Agot.^ t
Nulr -n
k
Cambourne, Cornwall, England.
ROWLAND MACHIN*
General Agent, for C-uiuda.
LAWRENCE   HARDWARE  CO.
Distributing Agcut��.
C. D. J. CHRISTIE
GENERAL   BROKER
Money to Loan
Collections   So'icited
FOR~SALE.
A 14 loom house (new), rented
at$M)pemiomh     88,000
An 8-roorn bo se   (ne��), two
corner lots       2,700
(Both Al IniyKj	
I Doors West Dominion Rxpress Oflice
TAILORING
CLEANING
REPAIRING
ARTHUR GEE,
Opposite Clarke Hotel.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
I���tl,.Mn��tl.'ro(,l,,''ro,,,p:nii.'-Wi"^j0j;
Act. 1808," ni"! In Iho nialtor o       liu:,i;' ta
Poonnau Gold Mining Company, unuieii,
liquidation. .       .      .     nvtrnordln-
kotioo is horobyglver. thai ���'! '" NJ ;,���,,���,,.,
nry gonoral mooting or won.. Nl,v,,m.
Oold MiningCompnny, l.u "'���',,! d r,BUni-
ber 171 h. I8IVD, dllly eo���ve,,. I. "���*��"'      KOimi
,,fWlUi,onMnn;Vy'H"i^|i"(.X,lllli���.
Bonnottoftn"
bo' Om
munis   .  ,,     ,
ot Vancouver Prpvlno
iib liquidator and C harles i.
same place as Inspector, for thi pun
Windfng up were oonflrmo .        ���CoinpniiiM
NoHoolsalsoglvon iiu-m' ���'"',.  n.i.i. ih"
Winding I'u Aot, 18118   sooti       ���        ���,���
oredltorsornnd others having ���t"ffriu,el-l>
said company, il':L'r;'.'l",l,'r,     "'���rl tbeir nsm""
dnyo[Januwy,A.p..lWW��on^|rdobt8or
uml addresspB, the particiliars u 1( ������j,
lalm^anrtthBnatu.eoi ui"u"       -��� - 	
Ifl'dlst^buto'th.oVswetHOtt
having "JJ
milbng thVpartiiw Sitfi j^'J'.SJ'ho shi-'"*w
gard only to the claims of wmon
h..vo ��� ..lino. .,   n0r.Bib, 18W
Dated al 'fnnonu'or,B.' - ...,.
OSIioiiNf P'*V,?bv11 oStreet, Van-
MaoMnnon Building. Orunuuo
oouvor,_.0.: ..       for ���   MIJ__lfffl*
li,. s,i'! ovmi *
Soli.
Bharehold.rs In |h" S"L,w'hiifr"shnre ",'';
uestod to fOTthwith'��-��"'., ,,,,!, i ;'
(flontos to tho -aid llq* tdntoi bu BpoedlU
ialrlbutlon aoourlng thereon mm
o.
ti
.1
adjustod.
Parisian Hair Dressing
Parlors
Aro no"' on1',"'-   ���,���
G oiIh,   Fiiciiil Treatn
a i.i^."^r;";';"!
and JM*
of Ilnif
Tonio.
IdlS.llou.di.oVbo^iU'oiili.in'
Mcrcbant Tullor.  Room 1. Victoria Building,
BoMCreaai" ������-VS'-SIS***"**
r
i
NELSON DAILY MINER, FRIDAY,   DECEMBER 15,  1899
A  PRESENTATION local aud personal
TO CANADIAN PACIFIC   RAILWAY
OFFICIALS OF NELSON.
F. W. Peters, H. E. Beasley and J. W.
Troup the Recipients ot Pieces of
Plate and Addresses.
Gen-
Nel-
A large KatheriiiR of tliOKe who on-
joyed tbe excursion over the Colum-
bin & Western brancli of the 0. P. R.
through the Boundary Country, assem-
Iiloil nt the Pliair Hotel yesterday evening and presented, F, W. JPeters,
assistant general freight agent; H. E,
Beasley, superintendent Kootenny
branches, and Oaptain ,T. \V. Troup,
superintendent 0. P. R, steamer ser
vice, with three plnoaa of pinto, each
nnd the Roonuapanying addresses:
"F. W. Peters, Esq., AsHistnnt
oral Froiaht Agont, C. P. R.,
son, B. 0. :
"Deur sir,���We all nppreeinte the
enierniise exhibited by the Canadian Piieillo Railway Company in
Southern British Columbia, and more
especially in lately extending its system at a great cost into the Boundary
Country We consider that it was a
liapny thought that the railroad into
that district should bo opened up by
au excmsiou attended by the business
men of the Paoiflo Coast aud the Kootenays. It is hardly necessary for us to
say that the excursion thus inaugurated and oarried out under your management on behalf of your company
was a very pleasant oue, and wo believe that it will be provocative not
only of benefit to our Oity and increase
tbo avenues of trade already existing
between Nelson and the Boundary district, but will bring tho different portions of the Province iutu closer touch.
"We, as excursionists, enjoyed the
trip, and were more than pleased at
the beautiful iceneiy en route, and
amazed at the wonderful railroad work
undertaken and so successfully curried
ont.
"We wish one and all to thank you
(or your watchful eare and extreme
kindiies towards us, nnd to accept the
accompanying gift as a mometito of the
excursion nnd as an expression of our
esteem.
"On behalf of the  Nelson excursionists, we remain, yours sincerely,
P. Chapman,  D. M. McFarland, J. K.
Straohan, Goo. Kydd, R. W. Brig-
stoke, is. V. Holt, W. A   Galliher,
II. Byers, A. G.    Gamble,   Robert
Flew, Geo. Johnstone, W. A. Macdonald, G. ,C. Hodge."
The other address was as follows:
"H.   R. Beasley, Esq., Superintendent
Koutenay Brandies, 0. P.   R., Nelson, nud J. W. Troup,   Esq., Superintendent, 0. P. R., Steamer Service,
Nelsou, B. 0. :
"Dear Sirs-Tho Canadian Pacific
Railway Company has been particularly'fortunate in its choice of officials
to carry out the work pert lining to ils
system ill the different parts of Canada, and wo believe thnt in no part of
tho Dominion bus the choice fallen on
men bettor adapted to perform their
respective duties than iu the Kootenay
District.
"Both of you aro striking examples
of the fact that ollicials may bo employed by a great corporation and do
their duty, and at the same time merit
the nnprovnl und esteem of the general
public. ;; ���
" We feel that, the late excursion to
the Boundary Country, towards which
you both assisted so materially, owes a
large portion of its success to your
efforts.    :���
"It doubtless is a source of satisfaction to the operating department of
your oompany to know that an excursion, to which were invited by your
company a largo number of citizens
over a new road, was conducted without a hitch and came to n successful
conclusion without the slightest mishap of any kind.
"We wish, as excursionists and
brother citizens, to express to yon onr
esteem,and beg of you to accept the accompanying gifts as a leinombraiice of
our very pleasant trip.
"On behalf of the Nelsou excursionists, wo are, yours faithfully. "���(Here
fojlow names as in other address.)
The social bowl was passed round
aud the recipients toasted and avowed
iu song "Jolly Good Fellows. "
Mr. Peters, Mr. Beasley and Capt.
Troup in turn briefly acknowledged
the honor conforred upon them, assuring their auditors that ai) thing they
had contributed to the success of the
recent excursion was a pleasure to
them.,
In conueotiou with the excursion it
may be as well to append the following telegram from tho president of the
Oi P.-R., Mr. T. G. Shauglmessy. It
was addressed to J. Roderick Robertson, president of the Nelson Board of
Trade:
' Montreal, 12th Deo , 18*19.
"Very much gratified to learn that
you had such a pleasant and successful
trip. This company's investment in
the Boundary Country gives evidence
of its faith in the future of thnt section, the development of which will,
as you say,.be an Important factor in
the commercial advancement, Of tne
Pro?inee of British Colombia. Wltn
yoiir prudent and reiismiuhlo support
iuni enconrgement we hnpo to proyine
additional factors iu the future. (Signed) T. G. SHAOGHNKSSV.
j Daily Mail to Boundary point begins tomorrow.
11 R,0l'!ld,H,iy and Marie Christensin,
eoth of Nelson, were yesterday made
man und wife hy Rev. C. W. Rose,
Baptist minister.
J. E, Aunable yesterday sold the
semi-detached house and "lots 18, 14,
Block ll, Addition "A" owned bv Allan Bros., to Harry Bird. The mice
paid was $8,800,
A     recognized    garbage      dumping
ground for  Nelson bus been a."long.
felt want " It is now arranged to gel
apirt an isolated portion of the now
park grounds as n garbage dump.
Dr. Stoddiirt h is returned from the
Const where be passed a highly successful examination before the 11. 0.
Beard of Dental Examiners, nnd has
opened au office in ihe Turner Block,
The Provincial Rourd nf Licensing
Oonjuoission is will hold a meeting
tliis morning at io o'clock. There are
nineteen applications to be heard, the
great majority cf which are for renewals.
It is contemplated to introduce the
eleotrio n eter system on a larger scnle
ni :.cl .un. Arrangements nre being
made for the purcliaiso of a supply,
and the intention is to rout them to
consumers.
J, K. Struchiin yesterday r.-oeived
his commission as a Justico of the
Pence. The fact that the City Clerk
can act as a magistrate will be a great
puhlic convenience as there are i-o
many affidavits to be made in the Citv
Hall.
A few men were yesterday engaged
in scattering sawdust over the Bteeper
of the City sidewalks. It is to be hoped
the work will be continued until nil
tlio steep grades are coated, and the
young coasting fraternity are banished
to less dangerous quarters.
In response to the advertisement for
the sale of City debentures, some score
and a half of queries have been received at the Oity Hall, Two of these
came from Chicago. There are several
from Toronto and Montreal, all going
to show that Nelson is well and favorably known in finauoial circles.
Word reached the Provincial Police
at Nelson yesterday that the dead body
of a man was lying on a rock ou the
banks of the Slocan River, near Park
Siding. Constable Forrester was telegraphed to, to look after the case, and
at once proceeded to the scene. It is
not as yet knowu who the dead man
is, or how bo wns lost.
Mrs. Hedley had a very narrow escape on Stanley Street yesterday,
While walking dowu to town, a few
youngsters coasting down the sidewalk, approaohed and before tho lady
could get out of ther way, she was
knocked down by one of the sleds.
Fortunately Mrs. Hedley escaped without serious Injury, but that accidents
of the kind are not more serious aud
frequent ia a matter of surprise.
A mnp tif tlie new park has been prepared by Assistant City Engineer Dill.
It shows the 140 ncre plot to be taken
over from tho C. P. K. ns \*ery conveniently sitnated nud admirably adapted
fur park purposes, ' The grounds adjoin the City on the south west, and
are here and thero well timbered, with
an occnsionnl creek. Tlie park site
includes McLeod's ranch aud sonio
garden plots cleared by Chinamen,who
nre squatters. The old Hall Mines
Road runs through the ground.
A meeting of the Ni'Ihdii Dramatic
Cluh was held in Manager Annatile's
office on Wednesday evening. The
fellow ing offloers were elect, id for the
ensuing year: President, H. A. Ger-
vnn: Vice-President and St -ge Manager, Harry Marshall; Secretary-Treasurer Charles A. Prosser; Executive
Coniniit'ee, .1. 13. Anuable, W. J.
Ooldwell, Ered Lynch, W. Martin, R.
H. Thompson and elected officers. It
is the intention nf the clnb tn put uu
either drama or minstrel shows nt
different periods nf the winter, so thut
the people of lhe City will have amusement when tho Opera House might he
otherwise olosed. The club wishes to
thank the citizens of Nelson for the
hearty support and appreciation of
their last concert.
The Lndies' Guild of St. Saviour's
wish to thank their ninny patrons who
helped to render Tuesday's sale so sue
neasft.l, and at the satno time to make
Ihe following aiinuuiiceinents in connection with it. Tho clock guessing
competition was won hv Mrs Croasdaile and Miss Barnfather who tied at
87 hours. The clock having run down
at .10 hours, and 20 minutes. The two
successful ladies will probably draw
for Hist prize, the clock, and second
prize a pair of sboee. Ml, ('. W. Clark
won the prize, a bottle of perfume,
in the Literary Salad. The Bean Jar
competition is not yet completed, the
jar being III Mr. S. Neeland's Shoe
Emporium where guesses may still be
purchased at 10 OOUts each. Mr, Neelands will give the winner of this competition, which will bo closed in a few
days, a fine pair of shoes.
AT THE HOTEL HUME.
Ceo  A. Mclntyre, Vancouver; G.A.
Mitchell, Rosslnnd; J J. Southcott,
Victoria; Andrew J. Snyder, Chicigo;
F M 'UBrien. Spokane; John Smith.
F ,1. Aldrich,Walla Walla-; H. Kte.en-
son, Ainsworth; John T. Lawrence,
Silverton ; H. E. Mason, Spokano; C.
C Domiell, Mrs R. Delnniv, Kaslo;
IX J. McNallv, Granite; John Phil-
bert, James Buyer, Ymir; Thomas B.
Grav, wife and children, Vancouver;
Mi-"8  Harriet Calpitts, Mouctnn, N. B,
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CHRISTMAS   PRICES   COMMENCE   TODAY!
������������������������������++�����
WINTER   FOOT   COVERING   OF   ALL   KINDS
At    Oik    Store.
ICE   CREEPERS   MAKE   WALKING   EASY!
Why not get a pair from us?
LILLIE   BROTHERS,   THE   LEADING   SHOEISTS.
l*-N*V\/V^^VNA/*>-'V*A>V��/*��,W>^/>A*^^
I
^nwwwwwwwwwwww
Patenaude   Bros.
For Fine Clocks
and Watches
We have received n lot of
Ben nihil China Cl'".'ks nt
remarkably   low   tiguris.
The   nre mncki'i-piTS   and
will make useful presents
Patenaude Bros
Watchmakers,
and   Opticians.
NELSON,      -      B. C.
Suggestions
FANCY FLOWER POTS
TOILET SETS
5 O'CLOCK TEA SETS
SALAD BOWLS
GLASS PITCHERS
CHINA TEA SETS
DINNER SETS
FANCY JAP TEA SETS
PORRIDGE SETS
BERRY SETS
FANCY PITCHERS
CUPS & SAUCERS
������������������������������������������
AH New and Choice Lines of Confectionery
Our leaders : Mixed Candy 15c. lb., Chocolates 25c, Fancy Bon Bons 50c. Box, Extra Fancy Bon Bons   doc. Box,  Cream   Almonds,
Sugar Almonds, Chocolate Burnt Almonds, Chocolate Dipped Nuts, Cocoanut  Cream Dates, Cocoanut Ice, Italian Cream, etc.
French Fruits, Dates, Figs, Nuts, Shelled Almonds, London Layer Raisins.
��� �����������������������������<>��������������������
Jap Oranges
Ontario Apples: Spies, Baldwins
Lemons Navel Oranges
�������������������������������������+
GEO. BELL & CO.
Baker St.
1 GROCERIES, CONFECTIONERY, |
I CROCKERY. I
The Nelson ElectricTramway Co. Ltd. QUESTION:
LOTS FOR SALEON EASY TERflS ANSWER :
What   shall   1   buy   for a  Xmas  Present;-'
Just go down to KlRKPATRICK & Wilson's,
and you can find articles too numerous to
mention.
Large number Choice Building Lots adjacent to the
line of their Tramway. For price and terms of sale apply 0lir Xmas St0,,. of Glassware, Crockery, etc., has been so well
at the office of the Company, Macdonald Block, Corner of bought that we now hav shelves heavily laden with Gifts already put
Josephine  and Vernon Streets. away for the coming 25th of December, iSi>j.
T. C.   DUNCAN,  Secretary Christmas Prices I   Goods must he sold'   Inspection solicited.
(Iir lv  Is  a lirlr-   111  Illl. uflTilIrs ill' mull
which taken al iiir H.....I lead* on to r��r.
tune.- Miakonpearo.
do~
YOU
FULLY
REALIZE
That you arc today in the most likely
pint ot the world in which to make 11
fortuue?   Why not stop and consider
this?
l!
P. O. Box K and W.
Telephone 10.
Baker Street
Young Men, Become Your
Own Assayers-
KIRKPATRICK   &   WILSON.
SMOKE "HOYAL  SEAL"   CIGARS.
M
Ming
Bought and Sold.
R. i_inl.n One of the most
Big nOrn, jjrorriigjn-f prospects
in lhe Ymir District. A limited
amount pooled stock now on sale.
md others worked
by   the    Western
Tena and
Mary Belle cl.iada Gold Mining Co., is one of the safest buys on
the market. Thorough inspection
cordially invited.
HOIMO and  lot ft* *ale,  oIom to
business part of city.   Price ���2,000,
-CALL ON
H. A. PROSSER,
BROKER.
Ward Htrwt. nud Kct in on the Kroiiml Hour.
Oorreepondonoe BolfiUted.  No wild (lata.
NOTICE.
The ('imiiiiissioner appointed by the
1 iiiniiiioii (lovi-riiiii-iit to enquire Into
the co ilitioiH affecting the mining
Interests nf British Columbia; the al-
l.'g.d Importation of alien labour, etc ,
ele., will be held In the Court House,
In Nelson, today, the nth Deoember
instunt, nt 10 o'clock a m.
R. 0. CLUTE, CouinilMioner.
W. P. DICKSuN
Threo months will loach you Ar-say'lnn for
Gol.l, Hllvcr. Copper, Thla department h In
ohanra of I'rof. Butor, Honor Graduate of
M.'Oiil (Jnlveralu.
Live nnd loam how, oho&por than 1011 now
live.
lionr.l nn.l tnntruotlon in Amaytng, all for
twi-niv-Hlx di.lli.r-. por month,
Write to the Prinoipal,
Rev.J.W.SiPPRELL,B.A.B.D.
Now Wo-itininr-lor.
All clause- of learning may bo had in thi-,
ho only College of 11" kind In llio Wait.
A   SNAP!
Machinery and Store* of tbo
Doratha Morton
MINE   FOR  SALE.
For partloutan apply to
J. C. T. CROFTS, M.I.ME0H.B.
linker Stroot, Nolson
��. H. H. APPL.EWHAITE
tnnnl.i
J. McPHEE
ELECTRIC SUPPLIES
Complete Electric Equipments for Electric Power Transmission and lighting for mines,   towns,   ele     Electric   Fixtures, Lamps Bell.-*, Telephones, Annunciators, etc.
Josephin*. S* NELSON. B. C.
P. BURNS & CO.
Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants
MEAD OFFICE NELSON, B. C.
Branch Markets in Roysland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo
Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.
Ordcra by mall to any branch will have carefu! and prompt attention.
**l
Will Open on Wednesday,
Jan. ;��� 1900.
BOOKKEEPING,
{SHORTHAND,
TYPEWRITING.
The leading feature*.  Intending itudvnUi
limy rogiltor nl 0 ec.
TIIK COMMERCIAL  DEPARTMENT will
bo unrlor Ihe oimirol of M. I��� Un Iray, i.
teacher of eighteen years' oxperlon	
TIIK BHORTHAND AM) TYPEWRITING
DEPARTMENT will ho conduced l.y Mum
11. K Morrill, Into of "The E*po��ltor rtatfr
Hrantford.
victoria Street, near city Hail.
RATTRAY &  MERRILL.
jhtA ^ui *��U <*aS **** ,
AMrfr ih NELSON DAILY MINER, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15,  "899.
���s
c-;
I     MINING NEWS.
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Mr. Rieliaril Russell, managing director of the Fairview Oorporation is
in the City from Fairview. Tlio corporation has very large holdings in the
May of mining oroperty, sawmill,
townsite,coal deposits and timber limns. The principal mine ia the Stem-
winder aud Mr. Russell reports tbat at
tin limn in its history lias it shown
sueli remarkable richness. Development tms been going on rapidly and
everywhere where tunnels, shafts, np-
raises and drifts have been run, large
bo lies ot ore have been disclosed il
is a lo.v grade free nulling proposition
and probably the biggest ptoperty of
its kind in Canada. It is very easy
rook to mine and with n mill on the
premises can be mined and milled at a
total cost of less than two dollars a
ton. With the onormous oie bodies in
sight, it is only a matter of getting it
ot.l and treating it,to product) big dividends on four or five dollar ore. This
is all Mr. Russell ilitiins for it, but it
is a very conservative estimate as the
average ore will undoubtedly go better
than that. It would, of course, require a large lnill.nt loast fifty or sixty
stamps, to do the property justice und
with ibis installed there can be no
doubt, judging by the ore already in
sight, thnt llio Sternwinder wonld be
one of the biggest dividend payers in
the country. The mine tins been
equipped with tue latest machinery
and ia in excellent shape for rapid and
extensive development. Mr. Russell
will be in  the   Oitj   tor   a   couple   of
day-'.
*   *   *
These are the official returns for  the
November run of lhe Athabasca   mill:
Number of days run, -.'!) days, three
hours.
Number of tons crushed, :iby
Value of bullion recovered.. .*���; 11,20:1 03
Gross value  of   concentrates
n'covered    ���,>,ys.i 25
of the property.it is understood, is im-
paneling. Mi. Dick stated that it would
be premature to give any details at
this juncture.
Grand Forks will have a music hall
early in the new year. The franchise
has already been secured, aud the
work of constructing suitablo buildings will be commenced without de-
lay.
J.  P.   Graves,   general   manager  of
the Graubj Smelter Co . and the   Old
Ironsides nnil Knob Hill Mining Coin
panies,   has  left for Montreal,   where
he will spend the next six weeks.
Owing to the impassable condition
of tho Toads, the singe serviei between
here and Bosshnrg has been temporarily suspended,
Major R. 0. Edward Leckie, general
manager of tbe Republic mine, on
behalf of McCmiig, Rykert & Oo., of
Montreal, lias purchased from E. Sprag-
gott, the Vuiikee Girl and Yankee Boy
iniiie mi Hardy Mountain, two nnd a
half miles from Grnnd Forks. The consideration involved was $25,000.
Total.
$11,588 28
Value   of   bullion   recovered
per ton of ore crushed        i?      2Ji 72
Value (gross) of concentrates
recovered   per   ton   of   ore
crushed  ....        (i 14
FOR CHARITY'S SAKE.
A meeting of a number of ladies nnd
gentlemen interested in local charities
was held in the office of Police Magistrate Crease yesterday afternoon for
the purpose of devising some scheme
hy which the generosity of the public
should not be imposed upon and at the
same time to see that no deserving
case went without help. Mr. Crease
was moved to the c'niir and Mi. .1. K.
Straohan acted ns secretary. The objects of the meeiing were freely discussed after which tho meeting ad-
jonrnod to Thursday uext. In the
meantime the vnrinus church associations will be invited to attend. Mrs.
Roderick Robertson, Mrs. Beer and
Mis. J, L. Stocks were appoiated n
committee to collect subscriptions, articles of clothing, etc. So worthy n
cause iB bound to meut with a liberal
response.
FURTHER DETAILS
COMING TO HAND
(Continued FromFirsI I'ago.i
mother's son must go to the front.
British pluck and money will win.and
then, with equal rights for all, the
British flag will fly over the whole of
South Africa,"
Modder River, Dec. 12.���Tujsday.���
While the Guards were advancing on
the plain which tha Boers were shelling from an adjoining ridge, they encountered ami cut up a strong Boer
picket posted on a hill for purposes of
observation. All the members of the
picket were either killed, wounded, or
taken pi isoners.
Total values recovered   per
ton of ore crushed  .... *S
Hfi
OFFICIAL INQUIRY
ON MINING MATTERS
Continuod from First I'ngc.
witness  was also engineer,   hnd  not
beon winked since June 1.
As an instance of lhe effect of the
, law on capital, Mr. Fowler said that
his company's London directois were
negotiating for the Enterprise mine
wheu the law was passed. When they
were informed thereof, they wrote regretting that tbey bad gone too far in
the negotiations to draw back then.
The witness stated that men working
machines in the big C. P. R. tunnel
on the Columbia & Wostern had informed him tbey were getting $2.75 a
day for 10 hours. The Commissioner
asked for moie direct evidence.
In answer to questions Mr. Fowler
suited that he had examined a very
large number of oro deposits in the
Province, and that there were many
that could only be worked at n profit under the most favorable conditions, and
where an additional cost of 25 or 50
cents a ton would absorb a small but
reasonable profit.
In answer to Mr. Cluto witness said
he knew of no instance of a breach of
tbe 411 en Labor Law or of the importation of aliens. The Ymir mines had
obtained 11 miners from Sudbury,
Out., and had two nr three still in
their employ.
Mr. Fowler wns closely questioned
by Mr. Clute nnd Mr. Smith as to his
exact reasons for believing that the
ten hour shift was cheaper than the
eight, hut nothing fresh wns elicited
except the statement that while au
hour was very probably lost in the ten
hour shift, the sumo human naluio
which induced thjni to loaf then,
would also make them loaf in the
eight-hour shift.
Just before the court rose the Commissioner was shown the issue of The
Minor of June 10, which contained a
co(jy ot the resolution passed hy the
Rilvertou Miners' Union sympathizing
with the Bunsker Hill outrages in the
Cuour d'Alenes, and containing veiled
threats, The Commissioner expressed
himself rather strongly on the resolution, and intimated a wish for direct
evidence of its authenticity.
London, Dec 14.-The Dnko of Devonshire, Lord President of the Council
of Ministers, speaking in the city this
evening, congratulated the country upon the calm it was .displaying during
a serious crisis and upon tbe fact that
despite the diversity of political opinion, there was only one voice regard
ing the duty of tbe Government tn
prosecute the war.
'Tbe longer and more arduous the
struggle becomes." said His Grace,
"the more fixed should be our determination never again to let oui African Colonies bear the suffering and
loss which they nie now oxpeiienoing. "
ON 'CHANGE.
Loudon, Dec. 1-1���There wns an
emotional clay on the Stock Exchange
here. It begun flat, on the news of
tbe losses suffered ny General Methuen
and dear inouey. Liquidation was
stopped nt noon by Ihe rumor that
Ladysmith has now been relieved, and
the market hardened'slightly. Money
wns in strong demand early for ex-
change operation. The hank did a
good business in loans. Discount
bouses raised the deposit rates one-
half. Three small exchange failures
were caused by the fall in West African loans.
MEETING OF BOARD OF  WORKS.
At a meeting of the Board of Works
yesterday a letter was read from G. W.
Hall, asking that Gore Sireet, west of
Kootenay Street he opened. The application was grunted. E. Kilby
asked that a orossing tie laid on Vernon Street to his place, and tho matter was referred to the Ciiy Engineer
as were also an application from J. L.
Stocks to have sowerngo connections
made with his bouses on Josephine
Street, between Latruer nun Hoover
Streets. G. H. Leicester asked that n
sower be put in on the lano between
Latimer and Mill Streets, crossing
Cedar Street and that a sidewalk be
laid. It was decided to put down lhe
sidawalk and ask the City Enaineer
to give an estimate as to cost of sowtr
Mr. W. G. Gellett asked tbat the lane
at the rear of his premises bo opened
up and drained. The board considered
the work a necessary one, aud imlored
thnt it be carried out.
I BUYANYTHING
From a steam boat,
to a baby's rattle.
Everything has a
value at my store.
PROSSER,
Ward St., Bet. Baker and Victoria.
GLAZING KALSOM1NING
W. STARMER SMITH & CO.
M
Chimney Sweeping,
Houses, Offices and Stores Cleaned.
All work done by us is guaranteed first class.
Leave orders at otllcc. Wnrd Street, oppftsito
Postoffloe.
St. Leon
Water
Montreal, Dec. 14.-The Bunk of
Montreal received a cable this morning I'toni L indnn stilting that Ladysmith had been lelieved.
FROM GRAND FORKS.
(iraiul Forks, B. O., Dec. 12.��� 0. M.
Rosendale, of Nelson, B. 0., is considering Hie advisability of establishing
extensive sampling werkH here. During n recent visit he inspected various
sites, nnd before his departure announced bis intention of returning
within a lew days.
Alexander Dick, the well known
Rossland mining expert, on behalf of
prominent capitalists, made a complete examination last week of the
Fat blinder mine on the North Fork of
Kettle  River.    A deal for the purchase
MISCELLANEOUS
Advertisements inserted under this head at
the rat of one cent a word per insertion, No
advertisement taken Cor loss ihan 26oeats.
LOST'.���Black pocket honk, containing
snmo money  and   notes.    Return   to
Prosser s store for reward.   T. G. Nelson.
WANTKD.���By young man, n position
in store or  office,    Fiist  class bookkeeper.    Apply, Miner Oflice.
FOR BALE���The furnishings   jf   one
furnished room,   suitable   for   light
housekeeping.    Apply   Room 10,   over
Teetzels.
GIRL   WANTIiU-To     help    servtui.
dnrine   Xmas   week.     Apply befor.
noon   Mrs  B'irrow,   corner   Josephine
and Rnlison Streets.
FUR SALE OR   RENT. - Six ' roomed
House,  modern conveniences.    Pleas-
ant location.  Address P. O. Box 684,
NOTICK. ���Iir.    Stoddart,    dentist,    is
opening a dental  olllce   in   Room N,
Turner Block. lit.
F. J. BRADLEY & CO.
PAINTERS and
DECORATORS.
SIGN WORK A SPECIALTY.
Builders will iln.l it to their advantage to
ili.'iirc with Briullev Sc Co. on Painting,
NELSON WINE CO.,
whrro you can dopend on Rotting tho best
imui'in in tha market am. any quantity from
Hlc. up,   I'riooH cat not bo disputed,
'PHONE 08,
Frank A. Tamblyn,  Mgr.,
Baker Street, Nelson
Atlantic S. S. Lines
Krom Portland, Me.
Allan Line '���Oallfornlan'' ..Hoc, tfr
Allan l.ini) "l.iuiriintian". Jim.   II
Dominion Line "Cutnbroman" Deo, 30
Dominion l.inc "Vancouver"  Jan. 18
From New York
White Star Line "Teutonic" Hoc. 27
North German Lloyd "rtii.il.." Inn. 2
' ilieriei.il Line "St.Paul"     line. 27
White Star Line "Cymric" tan.  II
Red Btnr Lino "Weaternland" Deo, 27
Cunard Lino "Unibrla". Ian   11
Anohor Lino "Audio In*1   Deo. 80
Allan State Line "Stato of Nebraska'., Jan. 20
Ounard Lino "Campania", ....lice 110
Prom Boston, Ma*,.,
Dominion Line "N'cw   Rnj*l_i d" Jim. .'I
Parages nrrRtigwi to and from all European j
polntH.   For rale... tickets and toll infcrnialion
imply toO.P, II, depot agent or (J  K. Bcnslojr,
City PasscnKOi Ai^cnl, Ne1*on, It.I'
w. r. F. (������j.yiminus.
General Auout. I! P. K. Offlooa Winnipeg
Is an   Experiment that
has been proven to pos
sess high medicinal values, is also properly
AERATED
and Bottled
COAL!   COAL!
Great Reduction!
IIU""0AK) $9.65 per Ton
(ANTHRACITE)
crowoSaN,.;st $6>15 per Ton
DELIVERED.
C.W.WEST&CO.
TELEPHONE RS.
You enn stive money by
buying your
Plate, Sheet and Ornamental
Glass from
R. H. WILLIAMS, Nklson, Agent for
J.   W.  MELLOR,
VICTORIA. B.C.
FOR   SALE
CHEAP
10,000 Big Horn treasury stock.
5,000 Noonday-Curley stock, at
low prices for a few ilays.
Sep. Annahle
Two   I.'is   lor   sal.*,   close   in good
residence sile.
See Annahle
House Furniture for 5 roomed
liouse for sale, and house to
rent.
Sue Annable.
\\\ aru showing _
First-Clsss Line of
ino Stoves &
Whi h   we ar,   ofrerinifat
V   LOW   PRICES.
CALL ANO INSPECT OUR STOCK.
VANCOUVER HARDWARE CO.
UMITEn,
XIVtl^OJrS-riCKfc*   OF
Shelf & Heavy Hardware,
Etc., Etc.. Etc.
REISTERER    &    CO.,
Brewers of Fine T.ngpr
Beer nnd Porter.
Drop in  anil see us.
NELSON,                             B  C
Spokane  Fails &
Northern R'v,
Nelson  & Fort
Sheppard R v
Red fountain R'v,
The only all rail route without
change; of curs between Nelson n d
Rossland and Spokane and Kossland
(DAILY.
Lv.   9.16a.m, NKLSON. Ar. 5.20 p.in.
Lv. 11.26 a.m. HOrSSLAND ArSIM),. m.
Lv,  8.15 a.m. Sl'OKANE Ar.6.16 p.m
Train that leaves Nelson nt 9:16 B.t��
makes cloBe connections at Spokane fcl
nil Const Points.
PiiHsengflrs for Kettle River imd Boundary Creek, connoot at Marcus withHtnyf
Daily.
H. A. JACKSON, G. P. & T.A.
Spokane  Wash
G. K. TAOKABURY,
Agent, Nelaon, B, C
Insure your life and property with
Amiable who represents only
Canadian Companies Who is
it that shouts encourage home
industries and says buy your
' goods at home, don't send your
money to outside towns? Ask
the same man about his insurance and you often hnd he has
it placed with a foreign company. Ask him about his Fire
Insurance and you find it all in
Foreign companies. Canada
has over 25 Insurance Companies, organized with Canadian Capital, by Canadian men,
who pay losses as promptly as
Foreign Companies. Be loyal
Canada for Canadians, first,
last and always.
PLUMBING and TINSMITHING
SPECIALTY.
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' CHRISTMAS   HINTS
> ANNABLE
OPERA HOUSE
BLOCK.
FOR MACHINERY
WIRE ROPE AND ROPEWAYS
Blolchevt and Halltdle systems.
WATER TUBE BOILERS
B&bcock and Wilcox, etc.
GAS and OIL   ENGINES,
FLEXIBLE METALLIC TUBING, etc.
a"p1!,oj.c.t7crofts,m.i.mk.
BEB��S?rLe?t?K' NELSON. B. 0.
Or to Pbbgusson & Crofts, Vancouver
ENGINEERS AND  AGENTS.
ESTIMATES.     PLANS.    REPORTS
.. L. POGUE...
���FOR���
Harness and  Saddlery
Tbe leading shop. Large
flock. BeBt ssoricd stock
on him.1. HnrnuBS, Col-
l.i'H ot best makes, Snrl.
dies. Blankets, Boils,
Whips, llriishcs. Combs,
etc
Prices sRtisfuctorj-.
Osll anil -.ec.
Cor, Ward and Bakor
strcels.
THE
Bank of
British Columbia,
NELSON.
Is now prepared lo issue
Drafts and Letters of Credit
on Skaguay, U.S., Atlin, B.
C, and Dawson City, Yukon
District.
Nelson Harness Shop
JJSL    yte$\        The  largest  stock
|fc"ii Vv i��ra���   anc* 6'reatest varie-
|<lti^--%^w\\ ty of Harness,Sad
\rim; ^     dles-Collars. Blank
{fflW     11     ets,   etc,   kept
HW the   Kootenay.
-J call    always    c
V'inces.     Hall Street, Nelson.
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Nelson Employment Agencv
WANTED.
Twenty Laborers,   Onok, Two Gir)n
lor Housework.    Three Waitresses.
YnniiK Girl Wunls Situation.
CONTRACTS    TAKEN    FOR    DIAMOND
COUK DRILLING.
J. H. LOVE, Ap't      Baker f'
CLEARANCE  SALE
MiiHt ko to niako room for New Goods,
Mrs.   McLaughlin's
Will*eVi \fiAowcoatb��*r large *jnck
of Millinery and Ohlldreoa Head-
wear, DroBs Goods, Laces, otc, to
make room foi' now koo(R
A first (
iippropH
, clans Confectionery Store 1h the proper place to find an
irintc Xtnas gift.   We wouM kuhk'^i u box of  ....
G.   B.   CHOCOLATES
Our Ht ck in the largest in the city.
CRYSTALLIZED   FRUIT
from London, England,
LOWNEY'S   CHOCOLATES   AND   BON   BONS
from  New  York.
Fruit, Nuts of AU Kinds, Toys for the Little Ones, at
PALACE   CONFECTIONERY. J. A. M'DONALD.
Corner Ward and   Haker Streets.
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AGAIN
We are before you with a Christmas Stock of" Groceries, a stock
well worthy the inspection of any housekeeper, a stock we take a
great pleasure in showing' you because the goods are good. We
have all the Latest, Newest, Freshest and Most Modern Gooils
that money can buy and the Eastern houses can offer. Also
goods from France, Germany, Spain, England and New South
Wales.
Leave us your Christmas order and we will guarantee satisfaction.
Roquefort and Swiss Cheese now in stock.
M. DE5 BRISAY & CO.
Merchants' Bank of Halifax.
Incorporated 1869.
Capital Authorized   -   -   -   -   $2,ooo,ooo
Capital Paid Up, $1,500,000, Reserve, $l,25o.ooo.
Head Office: Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Ueneial Banking Business   ransacted; Sterling Bills of Exchange Bought
and Sold, Letters of Credit, Etc., Negotiated.
Accounts received on the most favorable terms.   Interest allowed on special
deposits and on Saving Bank accounts.
BRANCHES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Atlin, Bennett, Grand Forks, Nanaimo, Nelson, Rossland, Vancouver, Vancouver East End, Victoria, Ymir.
Geo. Kydd, Manager, Nelson, B.C.
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SMOKE "ROYAL SEAL"   CIGARS
West Kootenay Butcher Co.
ALL   KINDS   OK
Fresh   and    Salted   Meats
WHOLESALE  AND RETAIL
Fish and Poultry in Season
E.   C.   TRAVES,   MANAGER.
Baker Street, Nelson.
Orders by mail receive careful and prompt a'tention.
SMOKE "KOYAL SEAL"~CIGABS.

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