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Pr��Vinciaj Libr
Daily Edition No. 672.
Nelson, British Columbia, Friday, December 29,  1899.
Tenth Year
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OER F0R6E��
GETTING TRfl
Skilled Oontinental Officers are Getting in
Their Deadly Work'
COLENSO HILLS ARE ONE VAST FORT.
Nothing but Unimportant Skirmishes to Report.���The
Yeomanry Going Out-London Press Filled With
Criticisms of Campaign Conduct-
London,   Doo.   30.���(4:40   a.   tn.)-
During the continued lull in tho military operations in South Aftiea, the
papers are filled with letters and articles otitioising the Government and
tlm campaign,and suggesting remedies,
improvements and alterations iu the
plans and the like. The Times complains of needless censorship and concealment. It cites the fact that nothing has yet transpired to show how
General Gatacre caino to lose (iflo men
at Stnrmlierg. The dispatches from
the front represent tho Boers ns in a
nervous condition and a constant dread
of the British advance but this is possibly an exaggeration,
A correspondent of the Daily News
at Frere ('amp, announces that a tramway is using constructed from the railway to a hill cominnnding the Boer
positions aud that along this the British will convey lipavy gnus.
A speoial dispatch from Ladysmith,
dated Wednesday, December 20 says
the heat was then intense, being 101
decrees Farenheit in the shade. There
were many cases of enteric fevei in the
town nt that time hut u.it enough to
cause alarm. On tho oilier side representatives fiom the Boer sources on
tbe continent assert that typhoid fever
is raging in Lndymitb. Capetown
dispatches complain of the inadequacy
of the hospital arrangements,
It is now estimated tnat the wnr
will cost at least ��00.000.000 and it is
suggested that the sinking fund of the
National Debt should he suspended for
five or six years in order to defray the
cost.
"It is satisfactory," says the Times
editorially this morning, "to hear that
tho Washington Government is acting
with regard to the American cargoes
seizod in Delagoa Bay ns we should
have wished mid expected. It is a matter for which we shall make full reparation, if reparation is proved to he due.
In the meantime, it mav be noted, as
the Americans themstdves admit, that
the facts nre in considerable doubt, and
tbat some of them seem tc be rather
compromising to the vessels seized
There will be time enough to talk of
law and policy of the step when tho
fnets hare been authoritatively ascertained."
The Transvaal Government, according to information applied by Boer
sympathizers, threatens to "reduce
the rations ol tho British prisoners if
Great Britain KtopH tlio entrance of
food hy Delagoa Bay."
The Imperial Xeomanry ootnmittce
has issued a Statement lo the etfoct
ibat the Government considers the
formation and dispatch of Y.oinanry
ns one of the most pressing needs of
the. situation ami has intimated that
it is uow prepared to accept from 8,-
ooo to 10,000 Yeomanry, instead of ss,-
000 ns originally asked for. It is ex
peeted that the first contingent of I,-
000 will sail about the middle of January. Tbo Government has announced
that it will accept the service of a bat-
tery from the Honorable Artillery
Company. It will be attached to tbo
city Imperial corps.
Lady Chesham and Lady Georgiana
Coram have issued an appeal for public funds to establish a Held hospital
for the Yeomanry.
London, Dec. aO.-SU Henry Spen-
oer Wilkinson, the Morning Post mill-
. tary expert, in �� review of tho situation today, lays:
"Tho time bas apparently arriveo
for the nation to insist, if not upon n
military dictatorship, at least upon
the admission iuto the cabinet of a
military minister empowered IO veto
any proposals detrimental to   the   suc
cessful prosoeution of the war. and nl
so that the admin stratinn of the army
should he placed wholly   in the   hands
of a tried military administration.
Ottawa, Deo. 28.-The Minister of
Militia tonight gave out the list of
officers who are to command the second
contingent of Canadians for South
Africa,aud some additional details, as
to the make-up A the force. Two
squadrons nf mounted rifles.two squail-
rons of mounted police, and three batteries of artillery, are to he sent, in all
abont 1,200 officers and men. The
mounted rifles will he commanded by
Lieutenant Colonel Lessard, who is
now in South Africa on staff duty,
with Lieutenant Colonel Evans, recently returned from the 1 ukon as second iu command. The artillery will be
commanded hy Lieutenant Cilon.'l
Drury, now m South Africa.
London, Dec. 29.���A correspondent
of the Standard at Lorenzo Marquez
snys:
"Delagoa Bay is tho residence of
Herr Pott, a Hollander who is Consul-
Genernl for tlie Transvaal and Consul
for tho Netherlands*. Pott is the prin-
ciual between Pietoria and Dr Leyds,
iu Europe. He controls tho Netherlands Railway, through the Transvaal, and is the. head of the Transvaal
customs. He is also head of the Dutch
East Africa Company, aud has the ear
of the Portugese Government as well
as the chief of each department. It
is openly asserted that Pott has a pri-
vato wire to the frontier and knows 24
hours before others what is happening.
About him gather all the other consuls,
the Portugese officials aud the German
forwarding agents. If Delagoa Bav is
closed the Boers will retaliate bv raiding Portugese territory."
proper bristle with machine guns, that
command the approached. Probably
mines are laid.
"One hears less nowadays about
Boer shells net bursting, Observers of
the Colenso fight say the Boei shells
were very effective. This is due
largely to the faot that distances are
marked off with white paint. The
enemy's discipline is improving. The
trenches represent great manual labor
for which the Boers have a keen dislike, and tho way in wliich they restrained their tire wlion our troops
were advancing, is another proof nf
improved soldiering,"
Durban, Natal, Dec. 28 - Mr. Wine-
ston Churchill, on arriving hero after
his escape from the Boots, received an
ovation. He says that from conversations with members of the Transvaal
executive at. Pretoria, he learned that
the Boers tegan the war with trepidation, bnt thai President Kroger is
now coiilifient Ureal Britain will sne
for peaco. In the highest Transvaal
circles, Mr. Churchill asserts, there is
serious talk of a compromise by which
Great Britain would cede the territory
now occupied by the enemies of the
two Republics, pay an indemnity of
��80,000,000 and acknowledge thn complete independence of the Transvaal.
TAXING ELECTRICITY.
FENIANS TALK BIG.
London, Dec 29.-The Standard
says:
"No errdit should h3 given to the
rumor from Berlin, of a secret An^lo-
German-Portugese treaty for the par
tition of the eolonies'nf Portugal."
Think the Canadian Loyalists Would
Hun in a  Week.
New York. Dec. 28.���Relative to lhe
attitude of the Irish revolutionary societies tov nrd the Government of Great
Britain at tlie present jnnotnre of
affairs, the Evening Post today quotes
an officer of the Clan-Na-Gael as saying :
"England can onlv be made to feel
by physical force, and we are now going, lo give lief some Boer treatment,
We did intend going out and sinking
that lirst expedition fiom Cannda to
South Africa, but thought it better to
wait a little. We can mobilize onr
men without much diffloulty for au attack on Canada, and we are fairly well
armed���as well as the Untied states
troops in the Snanish war. We have
lots of Springfield rifles and aro handy
with tho bayonet. No decision has
been arrived at yet. All will depend
ou the immediate future. We have regiments all over the country, and are
fairly well drilled, and a great number
of our men aro in the militia, The
Ancieut Order of Hibernians has really
nothing to do with this. It numbers
about 350,000, and a majority of its
members belong to onr organization,
All of its officers do, and so of course
it will act with us. We have lots of
men in the regular army���camps or
clubs in every post���and even if they
were sent against us to stop us on the
border they would either cross with us
or give ns blank cartridges. If it is
decided to attack Canada we shall do
all in our power to keep matters so secret as not to embarrass the Government uutil we are actually on the
border.
"The French population in Canada
wonld be wilh us, and there are numbers of our own oountrymen ready to
welcome us. Canada would be an easy
mark. Wo would have the Canadian
loyalists on the run in a week."
American Treasury Officials May Make
Such an Order,
Buffalo, N, Y.. Dec. 28.-A dispatch
from Washington rays
"Assistant Secretary oi the Treasury
Spaulding has under consideration a
proposition on the part of the Government to levy and collect a tariff on nn
electrical current generated in Canada
and conducted across the border iuto
tho United States. The question was
raised and brought to the attention of
the treasury officials by the Niagara
Palls Power Company of Niagara
Falls, purely in self defence against
the Ontario Power Company, a rival
company located across the river at
Niagara Falls, Out.
It is understood tbat the treasury
officials are strongly inclined to rule
that the point is well taken ou behalf
of the American Company and the
Canadian company must pay a tax if
it attempts to bring   its electrical cur
nt to this side and sell it.
SUSPICIOUS FAILURE.
Accounts of Bankrupt Philadelphia
Brokers Gone Iuto.
Philadelphia, Pa.,Dec.28 ���The'committee appointed by the creditors to
investigate the accounts of Stahl and
Straub, brokers, who failed on November 29, report total liabilities of
$1,221,008, and total assets 1987,478.
There is 8H!|:',!)'-I due to bmks,secured by stocks and bonds estimated al
the value of $861,457. There is f'.Wi,-
864 due to depositors and customers.
John H. Straub, the junior member of
tbe firm, is under bail ou the charge
of embezzlement, Stahl is missing
and a warrant has been issued for his
arrest.
FRENCH LABOR TROUBLE!
Thirty Thousand Lace Workers and
Coal Miners Out.
St. Etienne, France, Dec 28.���A
combined demonstration of striking
coal miners and lace workers, to the
number of (1,000, ocenrred here today.
The strikers paraded through the principal streets, singing deli.'.nt souks.
Elaborate precautions have been taken
to suppress disturbances, and a strong
force of military and polioe has Been
ordered ont. It is estimated that tho
strikers now number !i(),00O.
Ohieveley Camp, Dec. 87. ��� (Wednesday).��� A heavy Boer gun,on Bulwhana
Hill, fired steadily on Ladysmith
throughout the morning. Ladysmith
did not respond.
The enemy baring been detected
ngiiiti attempting to move their
trenches facing General Buller, the
British heavy guns opened upon them
and the lb ers scampi red back i to tbe
hills lhe I riiish patrol.* sighted the
enemy In force on our extreme left
I Nine Boers were killed in a skirmish
that followed and i-ix (Boer wagons
wero cant nn d.
i Loudon, Dec. 29.-A dispatoh to the
Daily  Mail    fiom   Pietermaritzburg,
! dated Saturday, Doc. 88 says :
"Every   day  reveals  some new fact
: regarding the strength of tho Boor po-
Hition at Colenso.    Thanks   to tho ser-
I vices of oontinental   offiors, the chur-
Incterof the campnign has changed.
We are no longer  fighting  a foe  who
i relies upon guerilla tactics bul we have
to deal with what is rapidly becoming
a disciplined army, enjoying   tha   ad-
| vantages of knowing the country, and
Of selecting the   scene of contest  with-
i oaf the burdens of a cumbersome com-
jmissariat.
"The Boers have converted  the lulls
I near Colenso into a fortress of immense
1 strength. Everywhere they have splon-
' did trenches, many of thetn being
bomb proof. Tramway lines permit
the shifting of gnus wUh astonishing
rapiditv The mnin positions nrn enn-
nec-.cd with the outlying positions by
I underground   passages,   and the  forts
Philadelrhin, Deo. 28.���Tnere is a
general movement among the Irish
bore to Hid the Hoeis in .heir war with
England, A call was today sent out for
a special assessment on every member
of tho order of Hibernians, of whioh
there are 85.000 In this city A return
of 136,000 is expected, which will help
to swell the general fund of 11,000,000
which organizations throughout the
country seek to rats".
HEARING   THE  OTHER SIDE.
Paris, Dec. 28.���The sreoches for tho
defence in tho conspiracy case began
in the High Court (Senate) today. M.
Dernnlode's counsel announced thnt
his client had written instructing him
to be silent as the trial was a 'Mineral
masquerade nnd nn iniquitous strate-
eeni." M. Bullet defended himself,
denving that: he had beon engaged in
n conspiracy, aud concluding with declaring that lm was a Socialist and no
more in sympathy with M. Deroulede
thnn with tbo Republicans now in
power. M. Jules Guerin then applied
to the court for nn order providing
that the prosecutor's dossier ngainst
him be submitted tn his counsel. Tho
court refused this application and adjourned.	
FRANCE  AND BRAZIL.
Rio de  Janeiro,   Den.   28.���General
elections will take nlace   next  Sunday
throughout    Brazil.     The    Brazilian
warship Tiratlentcs has sniled fnr Am-
I ana In the   territory of  Gninnn in dis-
S pnte between France nnd Brazil, where
I serious trouble is expected to occur.
B. G. EXHIBITS FOB
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speed of 60 mi'.eg an  hour,    A   private
syndicate t I New York capitalists havi>
agreed to   fnrnisll   150,000 with which
to build a boat on the corkscrew   plan
The inventor promises thai   his   craft
I will cros-  ib.    Atlantic   in   leu  than
I three days
GALE8 IN IRELAND.
Seventy One Cases Have Already Been Sent
Are Pri
Life
CARIBOO'S    SPECIMENS
Hnnclsonie Selection of Kngeets and Ooatue
Gold From That Rich Alluvial
District.
Victoria, B. O., Dec. 38 -The Department of Mines has dispatched 71
cases of gold specimens to Ottawa for
forwarding to the Piiris Exposition.
These conmlete the collection made by
the department so far. with the exception of a generous donation which arrived this morning from Cariboo.
Some samples are still expected from
tbe 43rd Company of Ominefn aud
from *he St Anthonv Company nnd
when these arrive the department will
have in all probability over 100 samples for the British Columbia section
at Paris. Tho exhibit will Include
samples from practically ovorv creek in
the Province, the largest nugget
weighing a little more tnau four
ounces, nnd being valued at |64. This
was from Storm Creek in Cariboo.
The consignment received todav from
Cariboo was a most welcime one to
the Minister of Mines, because, unlike
most of the samples i'nrwared, it wan a
a gift for the exposition and will after-
wants have a place in the Provincia1
cabinet of minerals. It was from
Monseigueur ,1. B. Hodgson of the
Cariboo Consrlidatid Hydraulic Co..
nnd includes one cold nugget valued at
*15.40, two ounces of course gold from
the hed rook stratum in channel,
$:!2 4(1; two ounces of amalgamated
gold from tho sluices. $\H: two ounce-
of amalgamated gold, $82.60, und twi
ounces of platinum  osium and iridum.
He also forwarded from the Horsefly
mine, 700 grains of goltl recovered
from cement crnshorl in Hie 10-stamp
mill, value. $24.no.
ving Destructive Both to
and Property.
London. Deo, 28,--Severe gales,ruiun
and snowstorms are reported in the
mountains of Ireland. At Neoagh,
near the Neuagh River, a landslide,
followed by n rush of wnter swept
away two farm houses with their occupants. Much damage has been done
to other property.
Queenstown, Dec. 28.���There is uo
abatement in the force of tho gule,
which has beeu raging hero for hours.
The Dominion line steamer New
England, from Boston for Liverpool,
wns unable to land her mails. Several
barges havo foundered in Queenstown
harbor,and the club house of the Royal
Cork Yacht Clnb, is   half wrecked.
FBEIGHT  CLASSIFICATION.
M.ittor :a iSow Before Attorney General Griggs.
Washington, D, C, Dec. 28.��� Today
the Inter State Commerce Committee
transmitted to Attorney-General
Griggs, a transcript of the evidence
taken at the hearing last week respecting the new classification of freight
made hy tho official classification committee, Attorney General Griggs having made no intimation yet as to what
action, if any ho may tako in the
premies. Necessarily he will have to
review the teHiimouy before he cau
tench an intelligent conclusion. In
any evint, it ia snid, it will be several
days before the matter oan be determined.
NEW SKATING RECORD.
ANOTHKK   WAH MAKE.
Renewed Humors of a Russo-Japanese
Win.
Victoria. P. fi, Die. 28.-The City
of London arrived today from the Orient wilh uowf of a prospective war between Kus-ia and Japan. Her officers
say that all Japan is now of tho opinion that hostilities will break out between these two nations in the spring.
Beftne thfl steamer left Japan tho insular kingdom was Inlying np great
quantities of rice, and even going so
far as to make arrangements for troops
to make a demonstration in Korea.
A Shanghai report snys lhat Russia has
dispatched n flaet of three warships to
Masnmpn.the hone ot contention which
is now causing strained relations between the two nations.
Mail advices also state that Russia
and Fiance nre working together in
'eiicionching on Chinese territory nnd
'against Japan, and thnt China is buying immense quantities of rice, It was
belie-ed War would break out in the
I spring.
THS ASTIKS TNTEKEED.
London, Dec. 28.-The ashes  of  the
Duke of   Westminster, whose   remains
' were   cremntod at  Woking   Cemetoiy,
December 24. were today privately in-
jterrod   ill   the church   yard   of   Eaton
i Hall   Cheshire, in the presence nf   his
relatives   nnd   the   Marquis of  Lome,
representing Qneett Victoria.
RECTOR OP ST. JAMKS.
Toronto, Out., Deo.    88.���Bey,    Edward A.    Welch,   provost   of   Trinity
University, was inducted to the rectorship of St. James Cathedral last
evening, in place of the late Bishop
Sullivan. The new rector is only
thirty-nine years of age.
TO DEFEND CANADA.
Montreal, Doc. 28.��� A Calumet,
Mich, dispatch says hundreds of Englishmen ami Scotch Canadians of that
oity have volunteered for service in
defence of Canada from the Invasion
by Fenians,
going to BBANDON.
Montreal, Que.,   Deo. 28.-Rev.   W.
'H.    Emslov,    pastor   of   thn    Douglas
Methodist   Church,   of   this  city,   has
accepted a call to Brandon, Man.,
subject to tho decision of the transfer
committee.
TELLER CAPTURED.
Montreal, Dec. 28.���James H. Herbert, teller of the defunct Ville Marie
Bank, who has been missing since the
bank closed its doors and for whom
the detectives have been looking since
then, was captured iu St. Cunegondo.
a suburb of tho city this morning.
Herbert, it appears has been lining in
an empty house in the northern part of
the city for some timo unnoticed by
the police.
HOWARD VOLUNTEERED.
Ottawa, Out. Den. 28.���The Miirster
of Militia has uoospted the otter of
Captain Howard of Giitliug gun fame
to accompany the second contingent to
Sonth Africa. lie will have charge of
a Maxim gun equipped on a light carriage which will allow of its being
galloped into and ont of action with
the Mounted  Hilles.
PBEFONTA INK'S   OPPONENT.
Montreal, Dec. 28.���William McNally declining the honor as candidate
for the Mayoralty in the interests of
thfl Irish citizens, Mr. W. E. Dnran.
tho well known architect, hns been
chosen by the Irish to contest tho sent
with Mayor Prefontaine.
POSTAL COUPS TO GO.
Ottnwa, Ont., Dec. 28.���The Imperial
authorities have   cabled   an acceptance
of  Canada's offer of a postal   corps  of
five for service in South Africa.
Nerval Radio Bonis tho Best Time
For Half and Quarter Mile.
Minneapolis, Minr... Dec. 2~�����The
fastest, skating ever done in tbo world
for half a mile and a quarter mile
straight away was accomplished today
on Lake Minm-toukn, near this city.
Notval Baptiu, of Bathgarte, N. D.,
lowered the quarter mile record of
:in,j seconds made by John S. Johnson
to 28 l-S seconds. Aftei It rest of 20
minutes, Haptie started for the half
mile record of Joe Donnhu\ of New-
burg, and Olaf llndd, of Minneapolis,
and lowered it frotn 1:05 2-B to 1:00
3.5, 'flic records nre official nud made
under the auspices of the Excelsior Ice
Yacht Club.
INTEBESTING  AT LAST.
New York.Dec. 28.��� Intense interest
is now lent to tho trial of Roland B.
Molineux because of the appearance
on tho witness stand of Harry S. Cor
nish to whom the poison which killed
Mrs. Adams was sent through the
mails.
Cornish told today of tho receipt of
the famous silver holder and bottle of
poison, aud reviewed tho story of Mrs.
Adams death by the supposed "hromo-
selizer" which he had administered to
her when siie was ill. Just as Cornish's testimony wus beginning lo he
interesting,the Reoorder adjourned the
case until tomorrow morning,
DISOOVEBED NOTHING.
New York, Dec. 28.-The grand jury
wns today discharged by Judge Cowin
after it had handed in ii presentment
in Ihe Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company Investigation, in which it found
no indictment. The grand jury hnd
heen asked to endeavor to ascertain
who started the reports of the alleged
insolvency of the company,
1'HtiK   IHCHAHME    DEAD.
PARLIAMENT   TO MEET.
Ottawa, Ont., Den. 28. ���A   high authority snys the Dominion   Parlijinent
will assemble on February the first.
FIFTY MILES AN HOUR,
Greshnm's Corkscrew Boat to Ho Giv-
en a Thorough Test.
New York, Deo. 28.���James Ores-
ham, of Brooklyn, N. Y.. has found
capital to demonstrate the con-merrial
uselessness or success of   his corkscrew
i-oat   for   which   is   anticipated a
Montreal, Dec. 2*.��� Professor Dominique Ducharnie. a well known; organist and pianist of this city, and of
the Dominion, died suddenly this
morning. His death was due to heart
failure.
BTEELE HAS A COMMAND.
Ottawa. Out., Dec. 28. ��� It is understood here that Colonel Steele will
command the western squadron to accompany tho second contingent.
PRICE'S SUCCESSOR
Quebec. Que , Deo. 28.���The electors
of Quebec east, aro urging the claims
of their local member, Hon. J.
Shehyn, for the vacant Benstorsblp,
caused bv the death   of   Ssnator Price.
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NELSON  DAILY  MINER.  FRIDAY,  DECEMBER 29, 18.99.
Nelson Daily Miner
I',1 nn -in.a t.i.ily except Monday,
NkISONMiNKR PRINTING & PUBUBHINO ClO.
II   J    HKATON. Editor and Manager.
Subscription Kates,
ll lily por month by cantor I 1 OO
per half year    5 W
per you r  10 00
neryear by mall    6 00
verymr foreign ���  l't 00
it in defeating Mr. Houston. We
hnve no doubt this experience will be
r3pented nevt month. Speaking generally, it may be a disappointment
although not always not always a misfortune to fail to enlist tho public sympathy,hutno newspaper that is truo to
itself will over forfeit tho publio respect.
p,.r yoar
Subscription? tovarlabli in advance
teWon "dl" >i'PrlntlogAHubllihlogCo
nelson. b. o.
Tbubpiionb   No.   14.4.
The Vancouver Woild   is   a  staunch
and consistent Liberal   journal.    That
I it  published a verbatim report of  Sir
N-f-ttOH Wbkkiy MmKR. j char]oR   Tnp^r-B   recent    Vancouver
"���'���'���'������'" ^^:;i:iV.V.V.V.V.V.V.V. 800Npoeob speaks strongly   for   its spirit
year, foreign   2 50 | of fairness.    It was Ihe  only paper on
the Coast tbat did this. The Conservatives there should have grace enough
to appreciate ai it deserves this courtesy
from u   political opponent.
PRESCRIPTIONS
The purity of the Druga and Medicines
admiuUlorod io thu patient in the most
oseon tial element in tne ruiccoflsful treatment ot disease. Pre-oriptlona are coin-
prmnaud by us from absolutely PUre
Drusffl In perfect condition, aid tnophy
sician'a skill will not be null tiled by old
und Impotent drugs.
Our Htoi'i. a uf requisites for '
The Toilet
The Nursery
The Sick Room
Arc complete.   Your patronage solicited.
A DIhTINCTION WITH A DIFFERENCE.
According to the spirit of municipal
institutions In Canada, a Mayor is the
presiding officer of a Council, possessing special distinction rather than
special authority or responsibility.
Mr. Houston would have the Mayor
the unquestioned autocrat in all
municipal administration. He gave
praotical effect to that viow of it
throughout his terra as Mayor, and
morn than ouce during tbe present year
became very angry at Mr. Neelands
because that gentleman would not
make the same pretensions. On one
occasion, reproaching him for showing
the least regard for the rights and
opinions of others, he called upon him
to be a man, to do as he pleased, and
to treat the other members of the
Council with genuine Houstonian disdain, fn this, as in other acts and
expressions, ho bas conveyed ample
warning to the public tbat if elected
for another term he will take the entire management of affairs into his
own hands and order them as he sees
fit.
Aid. Fletcher in this respect entertains a widely different view of the
duties of a Mayor. It is the proper
aud only safe view. He says in his
address to tbo electors that ho would
consider it his duty "to share with tbe
Couucil the responsibility of the civic
administration," holioviiiH that "the
assumption of entire authority by one
individual is subversive of unconstitutional government, whether municipal
or otherwise." Here is wide divergence of belief and policy, and the issue
presented by it iB a simple one. Tho
electors are beiug asked to decide
whether tbey desire one-man power,
rcDrosented hy snch a person as Mr.
Houston, or a Mayor who is content to
shnro responsibility with six other
citizens, elected hecause of their supposed qualifications to undertake the
duties of civic administration. There
can he no hesitation in coming to a
conclusion on an issue of that kind.
Mr. Houston will probably disavow
the view attributed to him. which was
the view tbat governed him during
his term as Mayor. In fact he is indirectly and meekly disavowing it already, influenced by tlie conviction,
no doubt, that it is uot a popular one
He is willing to accept any six of a
long list of names of very excellent citizens who nre discussed as possible
candidates as Aldermen. It will bo
reraembored that when the Devil was
sick tho Dovil a monk would be, but
when the Dovil got well the devil a
monk was ho. The election of six re-
speotahle citizens will not alter Mr.
Houston's nature, and it is not desirable to have a Council whoae term of
office will he employed in discord and
controversy beoause of disputed rights
and responsibilities. Mr. Houston
could no more rosiHt the temptation to
usurp all the duties of tho Council than
he can transform himself into un
angel.
A Few
BARGAINS
IN CHOICE
NEW YEARS' QIFTS
still left-
A   few    odd
pieces ol
Silver
Plated Ware
at clearing off
prices.
Nurses'  Directory.
For the convenience of Physicians nnd
Nnrn 'B, we have established a Nurses'
Directory, and In order to have it complete, request all Nurses to send in or call
and leave thoir  names  and  addresses.
H. F. M'LEAN
Dispensing Chemist
Telephone 1 lo.     1'. O. Boy 225.     Bakor Street.
Mail Orders Promptly Attended To.
THOMSON'S
SEE
OUR
DOLLS
and
TOYS
Among afternoon dispatohes a dav o
two ago, not, caught by The Miner,
was ono from Montreal to the effect
that Mr. Tarte is to he sent to Paris as
Canadian Commissioner, to replace
Mr. Fabre, and that Mr. Prefontaine,
a Montreal member, will succeed him
in the Cabinet. This may bo a more
story, bnt it is not nt all an unlikely
ono. No Government ever formed in
Canada was strong enough to carry
two such ninn as Mr. Tarte and Mr.
Sifton. One or both of them must go,
if Kir Wilfrid Lnurior is to have the
ghost of a chance in the next eloction.
With Mr. Tarte in the Cabinet, Quebec would be safe for its present majority, but there would he a disastrous revolt in the other Provinces.
The Premiei is not the most astute
mini on earth, but ho nnn set) this. It
would Huit Mr. Tarte to swell and strut
as High Commissioner in his "dear
France, "and it would suit tbe Government to get rid of him.
TliomsQii Stalionsry Go., Ltfl.
NELSON, B. C.
A. R  BARROW, a.m.i.c.e.
Provincial Land Surveyor,
Corner Victoria and Kootenay Sts.
R O. Box 559. Telephone No, !)5
CANADA DRUG &
BOOK CO.
COAL )   OAL!
Great Reduction!
jm$8b> $9.65 Per Ton
LUMBER.
Delivered to an any point on
Kootenay Lake.
I have a complete stock
on hand of
ROUGH A.ND
DRESSED LUMLi'1.
SHINGLES
MOULDINGS, SASH DO' il <
INSIDE FINISH.
COAST FLOORING
and
FINISHED LUMBER.
Wholesale Houses.
NELSON, B. C.
AfcRATED AND MINERAL WATfeRS
HUDSON'S BAV
COMPANY.
���V HORPE & CO-, Limited.���Uornor Ver-
I non nnil Cedar dtreeie, Nelson, man i-
fuci ureru of unii Wllulesale dealers in twraiea
waters and fruit syrup*. Sole agom* tor Halcyon Springs mineral water.	
NELSON SODA WATER FACTORY
���5. Al. Oumiuuis, i��ss>i��. averj auuwu
variety of soft drinks. 1'. u. Mux 88 leie
phone No si. Hoover Street Nelson Uoulcis
of ilie Famous St. Leuii HoL spring* AUnural
V\ aier.
CIGARS
OOTENAY OIGAK IVli-U   --U,
������ :w>, .Nel&uil
and " Ivuulelltlj
|*X   ner liaKur a��u ilaii oli'uclo, .-..' ".,.
ufaoturer. of " Hoyal Seal
Hello " brand of ulnars,
Mill at PILOT BAY.
Yards,  NELSON and LARDO
HEAD   OFFICE
3STELS03ST.
J.   A.   SAYWARD.
Joy cometh in the morning:
And in the evening too,
If you eat his Home made Bread
You'll be joyful too.
A*k your Grocer for it,
Grocers carry it:
These
CUOW^NEST  $6<15   per
DELIVERED.
Ton
C.W.WEST&CO.
TELEPHONE SU.
The Best New Year's
Gift
for your Boy*> or  Girls is a course
of training at the
Business College
Don't wait for the High
School but give them the
high grade of supplementary
education afforded by this
institution. Classes formed Wednesday,   Jan.   3rd.
RATTRAY &   MERRILL.
Victoria Street, near Citv Hall.
171 C QUICKS', li. A., O. E���PROVINCIAL
1 ��� Land Surveyor. Surveys of mineral
alalms lands, eio, Agent for obtaining Crown
Grnnls. Omoc Turnur-Bocckh block Nelson,
B.C.
MISS PALHER
will   open  her   Kindergarten   and  Primary
School in the* English Uimvh School Itooiu on
2nd Jun,
For terms partioularB apply to
MISS PALM Kit,
al tho loaidonoe of Mrs. J. It. Robertson, Baker Street, West.
Don't forget
to try
St. Leon
Hot Springs
Water
After tlie Xmas festivities.
Bole bottlers
NoIboii Soiln Water Factory.
Mr. Houston's paper say a tlmt in Tho
Minor's "attitude towards pnblio questions it has never been able to either
oulist the sympathy or cominuiid the
ruspaot of tbe general body of Nolson's
citizens." We should he sorry to think
that.and uro strongly inolioed to douiit
the truth of it. Wo ono remember
that 11 year n��o The Miner's attitude
towards the public question of the
Mayoralty seemed to have both the
sympathy and re*peot of the general
body of oitizens, for they   joined with
Atlantic S. S. Lines
From Portland, Me,
Allan I.ino "1,11111'ciitliin" Hoc, 27
Allan i.ino "Parisian11 ..Jan. ii
Dominion Une "Ciuiibroiuiin" Ilcc. :ill
Dominion I.Inc "Vancouver" Ian. 19
From New Yort,
White Star Lino "Teutonic" Dec. 27
North Uenn-in l.loyd "Haul,'" Jan.  2
niericau Line "SI. Paul"    Dec. 27
White Star I.ino "Cymric" Jan.  8
Bed Star I.ino "Westernland"  Dec, 27
Cumin! Lino "Umbrla" Jan   li
Anchor Line "Ancho-ia"   Doc. Ill)
Allan State Line "Stato of Nebraska', -Jan. 2(1
Cunard Lino 'Campania", Doc lill
Prom Boston, Ma>-s
Dominion Line "New  Kiigla. il" Jan. 8
Passages arranged to and from all European
points. Kor rales, tickets and full Information
apply to C. P. R, depot agent or O K. Boasley,
City Passcngoi Agent, Nelson, B.I'
W. P. W. CUM MINGS.
General Agent, (' P. It. OffllW   Winnipeg
NOTICK Is hereby given that a meeting of
tho creditors ot Charles H. Mac-'onald
will be held Rl -lie offlces 1 f Messrs Bowes &
Wragge, solicitors, Bakcrstrect Nelson, I! O.
on nond ly, tne 13th day of January, lDOO.atthe
hour of Hire   o'clock In ihe afternoon.
Dated at Nelson, B. C��� the 27th  day of  December, 1899.
KIRKPATRICK & WILSON.
J. A.  IRVING & CO.
MORRISON & CALDWELL.
EAST  END GROCERY.
GEO. BELL & CO.
T.  A.  SCAN LAN.
COLE'S  GROCERY,   Hume Add,
HUMPHREYS & PITTOCK.
COMMISSION M->IOHAN .6
HJ. EVANS tk .O.-'��������������>' ��� '��� "���*���!���.
��� son, wuu.tfftaiii d ;.i.,11's 11111 eio ���-., c.
cement, lire 0 10k and lU'OOli), waloi pi|..'
steel rails and gunural commission mer, li.
GRAIN, HAY ANU UtnuALo
BKACKr-IAN o< rvcriivliLLI.-iU O .
l.lMll'Ki).��� rroiu. street., ..u..i..ti. wi.ou
sine dealers 111 11 >ur, n.uuls, etc., au,i na.,
and grain. Mills nt killllonl..,li, \ 11 lul ,a UU.
New VVeuliulum.or. Elevators on Calgary *
1. .loomon Railway.
MOTION. ��� Whole-alu Hai
_ opeolal uuouiuoii- 01
c.t'load lots to all tvuoioiiaj pui,,u-.
GEO.   F.
Ul'ulu ami. 1 euil.
GROCtRlta
AMAODONALO <x OJ-w-er ���>-"���
��� no,, auu juno-JlUHo ol.ools. Wholesale
yiocors and jupbci'o iu bl.uiKcus, glovon, uilUb,
buoui,  rubburs, aiacKinaws and aimers' sun
dries.
KOOTENAY SUPPi-Y CO
Veruo.i .iirooi, .\el.-.u���, iiupoi
rntio grouurs.
L,l.\UTtU
porters, m nolo--
Soon New Year  will I
he time for nev   resoluli
upon us,
ons.
FRESH AND SAI.T MEATS
PBUKN& A CO���Maker otreut,  Nulxun,
���   wiiuieaalu oo.ucii. in 111M1 aud cm*.,
ii.eatu,   Cwld otorago.
WcST KOu I I-.NAi UjTuHtK QO
���Oaktu client. .Ntlsun.    VI lioiu^aiuUe,.!
ers 111 fro 11 ai.acu.uu meats,
PATENT VAPOR
AND   MEDICAL  BATH
most cllicacious in checking disease and
preserving h altli, highly recommend
cd oy llie Medical Faculty and profes-
sinn'il urscs. due bath will break up
the mostsevcrc'.cold.
Imperial Silverware
The best goods on Ihe markot, beautiful designs, and every article guaranteed for ton years.
Chautauqua Combination Writing Desk
aud Drawing Board.
The best Kindergarten Combination
ever Invented for children or young
people. Fully fu nished with inslruc
lion book, crayons, etc., invaluable for
home education.
Tho Silverware and Desks are most suitable
for Chri-tiiitis nresents Call and tnspee< goods
at my olllce. 11.ill street between Baker and
Vernon.
Agent for
British Columbia
JOHN BMNEY,
HARDWARE Ot   MINING {-.UPPUtv
HtiYtin-iri   A   OUi~t'Ul1^1'   UtUkuf   u ��
���     ,lli:n jlUlllf     OUttutei     iNOlt-UII,      WilUlUtitil
wcniTn   ill   intraWiiiu    and    niiii,uf,    bUppUbe.
*vgoiiLBfor��jiiuuL FuWdurOa
ANCUUVER   MAHUrtrtRe.   oO'Y
LilMllU.Lt     n.tKOr    OLiCOU AulBOU-      VtllUlu
��aht doalors 111 ti<*ruward HUd nuuipg nuppil'-m,
plllinllt'l'r-'illHl  I 11).~*ll Hi 11 ':���* SUppllU.t.
NELSON  HARDWARE  CO.-Whole
BU1(J pUUllH   Hull I'll:-..
LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.
TURNbR,   BtbToN   &   uO.-V��"��e
V cl'ltUti    .tliu   .J*->i'),iiiiir   oil'CO-xi,    iNU.-tJ.
u ln)K'.*>.ll-;    UiMli'i*.   Ill   itllUui'*)    Cittaia    .dIU   u.(
AuUii&.   ^\guutiior i'..u-.. -jrortui^ \~o. ut  .*i*
*\a hiiu iiuu ^i^iuj il.ovvi >__ ���<�����   ut   1    |g<i j
Just Dot This Down
iincl hang it up  in  your
kitchen.
From Jan. 1st, 1900 I shall
always get my Groceries
from the
Hudson's
Bay
Stores.
Tin rr Is " fide In Ihr ���ifl'.-lis uf mini
.third tnfcen nl Hi*- Qoud leads on iu r.ir
iiiH>,- ^hnkr-iM-iiiT.
H
CCl'iun llitU lit|U*il'at*-l��U(t liakcT ou, -NUir
PROVISIONS, PKODJCE & FRUllo
JY  GRIFFIN  A  CJ.-^'>*uor  Vomu..
���     mill Jum-L-ltli-0 OH'CuL-H.  -N.'l.-..ni.  WllU.DMllC
in-all r*. in provitttOm-), cured inuais,  ouliur t&uu
SASH AND DOORS
NELSON    6AW    ANO     PLANlNu
(VI IL.U-S,     lA.Hl I'KI'��� LrUl'UOr    t* ttjllb     ttiltt
iiuu   oiTuOuii   .Ntji.--oii.   iuaiiU.iLuiHr*Ji'.-- ol   Kllu
WhulUtMLlU Uctliul'ri 111 SllhU .-...tl  iluui.*-;  (ill   Kliiup
ul i.i. i tu j worn, iihuif rn ti.ilor.
Every Man
NOTICE of assignment pursuant to tho "Prodi
tors' Trust Deeds  Act"    and Ainendlne;
Acts.
NOTICE is hereby jrlvon that Charles H.
Macdonnld heretofore trading us general merchant inthecitv of Nelson, B C. has by deed
dated thoSflthday of December, 1 "99, assigned
all his personal estate, c, edits and effects which
may be seized and soul under execution and all
bis'real ci-tate to S. M. BrydgeB nf tlie said ciiy
of Nelson, accoiiiiiant, in irust for tlie bcnetlt
of his creditors.
Th" said deed was exculcd by the said
Chillies 11 Macdonald and the said S, M.
Brvdges on the '.'li li day nf'. looomber, 181W.
All persons having elaims against the said
Charles II. Macdonald are required ��� nor before
the26th day of Kelruary. ltl'll). lo send to the
trustee fu I particulars or tho same duly verified, together with tho tocurlt'es (if anyi held
by them
Not" elshoroby further given that after tho
said 'Jillli dav of February. I9tl0, tho trustee will
proceed to distribute the proceeds of tho I rust
c tato among tho parties entitled thereto, having rcK'ii'd onl- to the claim- of which lie has
ro-civ il i ot ice and that he will not be liable
for lhe proceeds of tho trust, estate o - any part
thereof, bo distributed to any person of whose
��� Iiiim helms not had notice at the time of the
distribution.
Dated at Melsoll, B. C, the JVlh day of December, 1899.
8. M.  BR*- DO ES, Assignee
likea to ilr��fw in  FnBliionable  and
Nice Fitting Garments if be  *ai
do sn nt n   reiisonnlile prioe.   M
Fall nnd   Wiuter Snmpies are no��
complete in Suitings, Overcoati
ami Fiincy Vestings,   Give m
call  nut! 1 will quote you pin s
Hint will nstnnisli ynn.
Ladi es' Tailoring   in   all   its
brunches, a specialty.
Stevens
The
Tailor
Rooms l and n
Clements -Hillyer Block
Bennett's Improved
Safety Fuse
As    Supplied     British    Admiralty.
White Countered
G-utta Percha.
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
Senlod Tenders will be receiv-nl by
the niiflerstgneil until 12 o'clock noon,
Wednesday, January .'i 1900, for the
erection nf a two storey warehouse nnil
cobl storage bnildlnf* on Front Street,
for .1. Y. (iriltln & <!n. Lowest or
any tender not necessarily accepted.
EWAKT & OARRIB,
Architects.
REISTERER    & CO.,
Brewers of Fine Lager
Beor uml Porter.
Drop in and see us.
NELSON,
B. C.
Will Not  Crack or Break.
Absolutely safe in all weather
conditions.
Minimizes   risk   from   firing
liverythin{r to recommend it.
Ask your denier for them.
Manufactured by
fuse
&
Cambourne, Cornwall, England.
Nelson Cleaning and Dyeinp
Establishment-
S. 11. PIERRE Prop.
Ladies' and Gents' Clothing cleana 1
dyed, altered and repaired.
SATISFACTION   GUARANTEED
Hear ol I'llirhc Hold. *MM>-<
NELSON WINE CO.,
where you can  depend on  ffoltinir  tho best
brands in th i market Am   any quantity from
10c. up,   Prices cannot be disputed,
'PHONE M.
Frank A. Tamblyn, Mgr.,
Bakkh Street, Nelson
ACETYLENE GAS
VANS TONE'S UR JU STORE. - Uor,
nu   JueO-jUiUti ana i>tin.ui'  SUcOtd.    -VkI---
turcaiolUtii Uarulda ami WoUuqU Aoutyiciu
i.-it   Mauluuu Co.
DO
you
FULLY
REALIZE
That vnu are today in the most likely
unit of the word in which lo make a
iiii ie?    \\\\y  nut. slop .mil  consider
this?
Mining Stocks
Bono in and Sold.
Tena and
VVary  Belle
and others worked
by the Western
Canada Gold Min-
in ! Co , is one of tbe safest buys on
the market. Thorough inspection
cordially invited.
ASSAYER'S SUPPLIES
F. TEETZtL & CO    Gorier liukTr
and jo&epnliK atruetn, NelBun, wholu-
i-aie dealers in a-sai er's supplies.    Agents  lor
Denver i?'iro Clay co. ol llc.i or, Colurauo.
w/
A MERRY XMAS
and a
Happy New Year
to all my Friends.
C. D. J. CHRISTIE
SPECIAL SALE
IN MILLINERY
-AT--.
Mrs.   McLaughlin's
IOOO
N ootid
iv
000
Richelieu
4-room   house
am
Fuiiiiiii
e>
*
'25
Ilotll
nnil   1
nl
���,   elose
.1   t
,,
to
busines-
part of
-(
city
1
ii'
e (W.OOO.
Al I.
ON-
H. A. PROSSER,
BROKER.
Ward Rtreel
Oorrospondenc
and K'et In on Iho around Hoor,
1 Solicited    No Wild Tuts.
AND SOO LI nE.
Tbeilireet route from
. KOOTENAY OOUNTRY.
to all iioinls
EAST   and   WEST.
Firnt-GlBS-. Sleepers on all braiM 1 j;;m
BBVBLSTO&E4 KOOTENAI LDW.
P. BURNS & CO.
Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants
TOURIST CARS pas- ModiclneHat
diiilv im-St. Paul, Sunday; and wca-
nesibiys for Toronto, Fi'laaya m
Mon I real and BohUm. ,
Revelstoke one day
Smin
earlier
em
[HISS
HEAD OFFICE NELSON, ti. C.
��=*&������*���������<
Branch Markets in Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo
Sandon, Three Porks, New Denver and Slocan City.
Ordors by mall to any branch will have careful and prompt attention.
The Kelson ElectricTrara way Co. Ltd.
LOTS FOR SALE ON EASY TERHS
ROWLAND MACHIN,
Ootieral AgOIlt for Cminin.
LAWRENCE   HARDWARE  CO.
Dlstrlbutlim A��ent��.
the
pply
Large number Choice Building  Lots  adjacent  to
line of their Tramway.    For price and terms of sale  a,,
at the office of the Company, Macdonald Block,   Corner' of
Josephine and Vernon Streets.
T. C. DUNCAN, Secretary
CONNECTIONS
To aud from Robson, Boaaland.
Y-,      ca l'.X- ���*,lin*
Ex. him- .��� r... 111,111
7.10 Ev. NKLSON A    1��.��
18.0b Lv.daUy NKLSON daUy Arr.ii.w
Morntntt train connects tr all points
n BOtJNDABY COUNI'in.
Bveninj* train connects to and from
Malt. Line and points uor li,;��^ :
Sun.) Irom nil points 111 HOUM'AKi
OODNTHY.
KOOTENAY RIVER HOUTK
Daily. Btr. Moyie D����L
28.00 LV. NKLSON        Arr. H.-
OonneotS   Kootenny    ���>D^n�� *i
Crow'B Nesl Hraneb trains both ways,
KOOTEXAYL VKK-K VSLO ROOTE
Kx. Sun.       Sir, 'V'tuinee.    BtBun
18.00 Lv. NKLSON        Arr.   1. '
Saturday to Ataenta and vewm,
leiivitiK Knslo nt liOk.
SANDON AN I) SLOCAN POINTS.
Kx. Sum
Kx. Sun. __��� A. 1120
9.00 LV. NKLSON AMM
4brs NELSON to HOSSLAND br��4
Por rates and full Information addross noa��
out local agent, "r ,  ,���,
B, iikasi.KY ciiy Pasrongor-t
(J.
It. W
W. F. ANI'KltmiN,
Trav. I'm*. Agent,
Nek: n
DllKW, Al^ei
Nelr-m
K.J.COVI*
AH. !'��� Agei-t'   .
*P*^ :->-V
NELSON DAILY MINER, FRIDAY,   DECEMBER ag ;8c*q
FORESHORE RIGHT b fmc,\,nt tbe T�����>��� *.�����,
LJ. | names ar�� Harry Wlunfleld T Logan
and M. Ooucnran. Mr. Winefleld is a
champion Bwnrrl-man and ron->li ruler
and one of Buffalo bill's best men
Mr. Logan ia a rough rider, ami Mr
Goncnrauisa "anions veteran on Ihe
caytjsfl, Ihev are reserve men anil
havaspen serine, mid nre anxious to
no good servi.e for Queen nnil cnnnlrv
again,
SPEOIAL   MEETING   OF TEE  CITY
COUNCIL.
Tlie Opinion of City Soli, itor Galliher is in
Favo. of tlie Movement���The Foreshore a Oity ''ss^t.
Tbere was a speeial meeting of tlie
Oitv Ooiincil last evening.at wliieb tbe
llayor and all tbe members, with tlm
exception ot Aid. Hillyer, were present.
A letter was read from tlie Premiei
of tlm Province, setting forth tlmt tbe
foresters rights wereas.iet reserved,
and that Urn resolution of the Oouiloil
asking that same be conceded, eould
not for ihe presoni bo entertained,
On   motion of Aid. Fletolmr it  was
decided that the  Citv Clork write  the
Premier, expressing the hope that the
Government would   see ils way to eed
ing the lands in que tion.
A lettur was read from Mr. Thomas
Madden stating that Im was wiIIiiijlc
t> build the sidewalk at bis Meek on
Ward sitieet. to Victoria, provided the
City would anpptj tlm material, Be-
furrd to City Engineer for an estimate
as to cost.
Judge Martin's finding in the oase of
tbe City vs. Traves was read, giving a
decision against the Oity.
City Solioitor (Jalliher expressed his
opinion that, the Fire Limit By-law
was perfectly valid, and advised that
the decision of bis lordship he appealed
against. ' On motion of Aid. Pletcher
Ihe City Solicitor was authorized to
take such action in tho matter as he
might think fit.
Dr. LaBiiu wrote asking permission
to introduce the B'lnningtnn Falls electric power into bis surgery.
A commit lee. consisting of Aid.
Fletcher and Aid Kirkpatrick wis appointed to enqnire into the matter aud
reDort to the  Council.
The meeting adjourned to the 5th
pros, at 4 p. in.
looaiTmid personal
Ex-Alderman Madden is again a
candidate for municipal honors.
Work was yesterday started on the
excavation for the Braokman & Ker
store house, opposite the .Nelson Sawmill.
There were over two hundred pas
sengers win* took tickets over the
street car jestorday. All enjoyed
their ride.
Owing to tbo  postponement of the
Teacher's Convention, school will reopen here on January 8 instead of
January 12.
Tbe Will S. Rising Opera anrl Vaudeville Cinuianv will open a week's engagement at thu Opera House on New
Year's day.
When Principal Snady returned borne
ou Christmas Kve he found a number
of most useful Christmas presents
awaiting him, the gifts of his  pupiR
Thnrstall vs. Tattersall,;! case entered at lust assize court, and involving a
claim for commission on the sale of the
Obapleau mine, has heen transferred to
the Supreme Court hy Judge Forin.
The Spokane Brokers Association
will hold their first annual banquet on
the 80th instant at the H del Spokane.
Tbe Miner acknowledges with thanks
the offer of one sbaie in tbe banquet
At yesterday's meeting of the City
Connoil there was a petition from Mr.
T. Madden to have the sidewalk on his
Ward Street hlock extended to Victoria
Street The tocnmeiit was referred to
the Board of Works.
Alec Masloiiku, a ten-year old bid, is
an occupant of the police cells at present. I he Mnslonka family bave been
in tbe Police Court for several months
past. The lad's father complains that
Aloo is not wha1: he should ne.
Mrs. Clarke, of tbe Queen's Hotel,
gave n bull last night. Sixty couples
graced the ["floor. Btemer's Orchestra
provided the music. The floor was
���beautifully waxed and the ternriehor-
*ean art was kept np nntil the small
hours of the morning with a "happy
to meot and sorry to part again."
Mr. Fred Conway begs to thank his
many friends for their kind enquiries
and offeis of sympathy, during his re-
conn Buffering, and hopes that thev
will accept his thanks through the
medium nf The Miner as he cannot
personally aoknowldege all letters on
aooount of their number.
Frank McLeod wns yesterday morn
ing fined 130 ami costs for a breach of
tbe Suuriav Closing Act. Frank is a
harbor and has set up his pole at the
Malone & TroKillns block. Ho lives nt
tbe rear of the barber shop, and on
Sunday a friend called in fot a shave.
and was accommodated. Chief Jarvis
watched the operation and had the
offender pulled. McLeod pleaded
guilty to having'shaven a friend,hut de
nied that bo ran the razor over the
faoe of tbo other fellows.
Sir Charles Tnpper will arrive in
Nelson this morning at 11 a. m., and
will be met ny a delegation of Conservatives. He will he at the Phr.ir
Hotel during tho dav where he will
receive callers. In the evening he
will address a meeting at the Opera
Hoi.se. Mr. Charles Wilson, Q. O.,
will he one nf the speakers, while Sir
C. Hibbert Tapper will also ho present.
Tbe chair will he taken hy Mi\ W,
A Macdonald, (_. 0. 'ihe trout ro��s
in the galleries will ho reserved tor
ladies.
There are three men of the dflth Hus
sara in town who  are anxious to J"1"
J J. Walker wishes to Minouno
thnt the drawing for the Phonograph
will take place on Saturday *����"��
ai 8:8C, Those entitled to ttokots.anfl
who have not received them will Pl��M"j
call and secure Same, No tickets wi"
he issued after 8 o'-lncR '"' ��,;',1"r<"-
evening. J. .1. WALKbK,
��� The Jeweler.
Mr. Tom Brown was thn recipient of
a testimonial at tho rink last night
Minor Neelands did the honors It
consisteil of $80, which his worship
put in a chamois bag and wilh a few
nnef remarks handed it over tn the
man who is going to South Africa
Mr Brown appropriately responded
and said he had seen service in s.inio
battlefields, and in going to the front
on the pre.en' occasion he hoped to do
srno'l service for his Uneeu and Conn-
i ry,
At the last annual convention of lhe
Kocteinv     TeaoheiS'    Association     it
was resolved that the meeting for 1H0CI
should be held in Rossland early in
January Owing t" unavoidable cir-
cnni��t!iiices the coinmiiliM find it im-
pcssihle io arrange tins meeting and
have with the nonse.it of the Department of Education postponed it until
April, when it is intended to hold il
in Rnssland ��t the Rama time as the
Provincial Tencbers' Association is in
session in Victoria. The committee
trust that a large nnmher nf tei.ohers
ami of friends interested iu Education
will he aide to attend at that lime.
NKLSON   ('UK LI NO   CLUB.
Rinks For This Season Chosen Last,
Night,
i\ well attended meeting of curlers
was held last night at the Phair Holel, when the following rinks were decided upon : J, R. Robertson, (skip),
.lohn Houston, J. L. Stocks, Captain
Duncan. Frank Elliot, (skip), Freo
Elliot, J. F, Weir, B, W. folloek. Jamb Dover (skip) H. J, Evnns, J. C.
Gamble, J. J. Campbell. Or. Hawkie
ikip), 0. Morrison, R. Cochrane, 0.
Hillyer. J. H. Wallace (skip), W. F.
Anderson, S. Neelands, S. Shaw. P,
Lainont (skip), Dr.Hnll, F, J. Bradley.
E. 0, Crease. P. J. Russell (skip),
George Steels, D. Porter, C. Wilson.
H. R, Cameron (skip), J.Campbell, S.
M. Biydges, Charles Prosser. J. Rae
(skip), Joe Thompson, A. Jeffs, W.
Grassie,    N. T.    McLeod   (skip),   W.
A. Galliher, B, Arohibald, W. A. Mo-
Donald. W. W. Beer (skip), II.Good-
eve, R, Wei ir Arthur. W. W.
Richardson (snip), Horace Hume, Dr.
Armstrong, Theo, Madson. Geo. C,
Hodge (skip), F. H.   Fox,   W,   Lillie,
B, J. Smith. B, Whaley (skip), R,
S. Kinghoru, J, Vanstone, 0. D. J.
Christie. Judge Forin (skip), T. Lillie, A. H. Buchanan, R. Hedley. F.
W. Peters (skip), L. M. Lay, T. J.
Sims, Blake Wilson. A. Cairie (skip),
,1. Lawrence, J, MoEenzle, Fred Irvine. F. A. Tamelyn (skip), Arthnr
Perrier, R. J. Hamilton, A. W.
Blaney.
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What Shall It Be ?
)gv| nlceBool
If it is Shoes or Suppers we can help you al this time.    Our stock
shows all the latest designs.
TURN   YOUR   CHARITY
towards the needs of yonr less fortunate neighbor.    Give thai poor girl  vou  know.   ;i pair ol
shoes.    It will give * ou both great comfoi i all through the coming months,
���������������������<������������
Seo ns for TRUNKS and VALISES.
LILLIE BROTHERS, THE LEADING SHOEISTS.
CABINET IN SESSION.
Ottawa, Out., Dec. 28.���The Cabinet
is in session today, and is understood
to he dealing wilh the question of the
date of assembling Parliament. It is
understood lhe date will he aiiout Jan-
nary 25, or the 1st of Fehruary at the
latest.
Patenaude   Bros.
For Fine Clocks
and Watches
We have received n lot of
Benuiful China Clocks at
remarkably low figures.
The are timekeepers ami
will make useful presents.
Patenaude Bros
Watchmakers,
and    Opticians.
Nelson.    -    B. C.
M A YOR A L'l'Y    CONTEST.
To ilia Citizens of Nelson :
In response to numerous requests
from business men, property owuets
and latepayers, 1 offer myself as a candidate for Mayor of the City of Nelson
at the approaching Municipal Elections.
Briefly stated, my platform is as follows :
If elected it will be my earnest endeavor to assist in more firmly establishing Nelson as th" wholesale distributing centre, of the Kontenay Country
���the position for which she has been
so admirably deigned hy nature.
In fnrtlieran e ot this idea, I will
continue my consistent advocacy of the
construction of a wharf which will
meet present and future requirements
nf the wholesale and other business interests.
1 believe that the City has reached
that stage when permanent street improvements have become an absolute
necessity aim that the cost should he
met, ns far as feasible, from current
revenue and should the Citizens see fit
tn entrust me with the office of Mayor,
it will be my aim to carry out a well
devisee; system of street improvements.
It will be my oelicy to oppose the
borrowing of money unless tbe same be
nsed for the increase or establishment
of Puhlio Works producing n revenue
to the Taxpayers,
1 am imposed to any increase in the
salary of Mayor, which would necessarily involve a reduction in salaries
now paid an efficient staff of officials,
or an increased harden to the taxpayers.
I am strongly in favor of maintaining the Fire Department in a position
of thorough efficiency and would advise the adoption of modern equip
nienis incluoiiiK n Fire Alarm System
and the purchase of a chemical engine
wliich wonld effect a reduction in all
Fire Insurance.
It will bo mv consistent policy to
safeguard the taxpayers against any
attempts on the part of corporate bodies, carrying on business in Nelson, to
encroach upon the rights of the Citizens.
In my opinion a sufficient amount
of money should he expended upon the
Parks "f the City so that they will provide the Citizens witb recreation
grounds and opportunities for healthful
enjoyment.
On all municipal works mv policy
will he to employ bona-fideresidents of
Nelson and to maintain the puhlio
stnndar i rate of wages
I believe that the Public Schools in
Nelson shonld be under the control of
the City and that e-ery effort shonld
he made to establish a High School in
onr midst.
In concluding I wish to say that in
the event of my election I will consider it my duty to share with the
Council the responsibility of the Civic
administration believing, as 1 do. that
the assumption of entire anthoiity hy
one individual is subversive of all con-
stitnlioiial Government, whether
Mnnicioal or otherwise. Yours respectfully,
FRANK FLETCHER.
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i Compliments of the Season t
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English Breakfast Bacon (Loan Backs) 15c. per Ib.
Lean I Iain for family trade - [6c. per lb.
Jap Oranges - 75c. per box.
Navel Oranges - 45 to 50c. per iloz,
Ontario Apples - $2.25 for 50 lb. box
150   Dozen   Miss-Match -Cups  and   Saucers.   %
Just opened at $1.25 and Si.50 per dozen.
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Bargains in Fancy Crockery
I GEO. BELL & CO.
Baker St. I
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TELEPHONE 56.   P- 0- BOX 666.
Groceries, Crockery and Confectionery.
FOR MACHINERY
WIRE ROPE AND ROPEWAYS ;
Blelchertand Itiillidio BystemB.
WATER TUBE BOILERS'
Bain ock and Wilcox, etc.
We are showing a
First-Class Line of
GAS  and  OIL   ENGINES,
FLEXIBLE METALUC TUBING, etc.
Apply to J.0,T, CROFTS, M.LME.
���^-sae* nelson, b. c.
Or to FhBOUBSON & Ckoits, Vancouver
ENGINEERS AND  AGENTS.
ESTIMATES.     PLANS.    REPORTS.
Gooklno stoves & Raw
Which we are offering "at
VERY  LOW   PRICES.
CALL  AND   INSPECT  OUR  STOCK.
We have  several snaps  in   House
property:
:i Kooms and ut tic, 2 lots, corner Stanley, .II.MO
4Koon.B,21ots, l��ynly -Ituatlon...  l,
I Rooms nice cotiiiK    mprovea lot......   BOO
9 Uoonib, -lone foundation collar rail mis 1.M0
II Kooms Vernon street. 2 loin, excellent
value ,-, ."��� 1'usu
li linen B, down town new, all eonrenieii-
ees, rented at **> .-��������� ������,������������������ ������,��� ��� ��� ��� *A��
8 Rooms, large verandah, 2 loin, dead
clump .-;-, jl'SlIi
8 itnoins, nil eonventenoes, ? lots now...  2.iwi
GEORGE   GURD,
With l'\ L  OSLBft,
MARA  BLOCK   BAKER  ST-
Real Estate b Mines*
NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION.
Notion is hereby uiven that we tlie
undersimieil formerly carrying on bin-i-
liess us Salnnii keepers in the Citv nf
Nelsnn in the Prnvinoe of British Cn.
lnniliiii, miller the linn niinie and style
of Johnson & Smith, have this dny
by mutiii.l consent dissolved the said
partnership.
The said business will lm   continued
by llie   uui eisiiiiied   Robeit   K. Smith
] who will pay   nil   otjt��taiirtliig liablU-
i ties of the   said  firm an" tn whom nil
aeeniinis due llie miid firm lire payable.
Dated at Nelsnn thnt '-'llnl dav of De-
eemlier,  1899. A, N. .IOIINSON
K. K. SMITH
Witness:   W. A. Galliher.
Nelson  Harness 5hop|
The largest stock
and greatest vat ie- j
ty of Harness,Sad-1
dies, Collars, Blankets, etc , kept in
the Koolenay. A
call always convinces.    Hall Street, Nelson.
J. M   LUDWIQ,
VANCOUVER HARDWARE CO.
LIMITED,
IMPOBTBBS   OF
Grand Turkey Shoot
NEW YEAR'S DAY.
Last ol the season.     Foot of
Stanley street,
5o LIVE TURKEYS
Shooting commences 9 a. m   sharp.
WILLIAM MARCHANT
Waverly
Hotel
NELSON, B. C
BOARD AND ROOMS AT
REASONABLE    PRICES,
mUYAWTmNG
From 11 steam boat
to a baby's rattle.
Everything bag a
value at my store.
PROSSER,
Ward St., Bet. Baker and Victoria.
Nelson Employment Agenc-
WANTED,
Waiter,  Waitress.   Dishwn-dier
Utrl for Housework.
CONTRACTS    TAKKV    KOR    DIAMOND
CORK  DRILLING.
J. H. LOVE, Aot      Baker ." We wish you one
      . 1 and all
Shelf & Heavy Hardware,
Etc., Etc., Etc.
PLUMBING and TIN5MITHING
A SPECIALTY.
SMOKE "ROYAL SEAL"   CIGARS.
A  SNAP!
Machinery and Btoret of Uu
Doratha Morton
MINE   FOR   SALE
A Merry Xmas
an and a Happy New Year.
"for partlouiara apply to
J. C. T. CROFTS, MIMEOH E.
linker .Street, Nelxon
KIRKPATRICK  &   WILSON.
���u
NEXT DOOR TO OPERA HOUSE.
0. A- PROSSER,   Manager.
E. J.SCOVIL
KHIIira BttoKKK.     SOTABl i-l ������"���<'.
W'liiilonuoro Mlniw.   CorriMPOiiilencoSolclUxl
WINDKKMERK. B. 0.
Hy tlie only llr^t Ctlau uiiilert'iker in  Nel-uii,
MR. A. W. ITIIUY.   Aililro-.^
NKLSON FURNITURE CO.
Applswhalte Block.     linker Hi. cor. Kootenay
(Ir ul residence on Silica Htreot,   Kast, of
JouphUiQ
Parisian Hair Dressing
Parlors
Are now open. A lurrfe uaorttneni of M��lr
(i (hIk, K.ietul TrentMienls mill II-.tr I'elile.
LailluM i-lioulil not he wltlionl onr Rote! ream"
Room I, Victoria Hnlldlng.
P. O. Box K and W.
Telephone 10.
Haker Street
SMOKE  "KOYAL  SEAL"   CIGARS.
W. P. DIOKSUN E. H. H. APPLEWHAITE J. MoPHEE
Electric Supply and GonMoi Co.
ELECTRIC SUPPLIES
Complete Electric Equipments for Electric Power Transmission and li^-litinj' for ...ines,   towns,   etc     Electric   Fixtures, LampsBelU, Telephones, Annunciators, etc.
JoMphin* S* NELSON, B. C.
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BIG STOMAL
���CLOSED YESTERDAY
Largest   Cash   Transaction
Ever Made Here.
EXCELSIOR GO'S SHARES
Mr. Ernest Mansiield Purchased 3b,(JjO for
$87,fOO.���Names of Some of
lhe Vendors.
A bin deal involving eiisli payments
of nearly $100,000 wns completed in
Nelson jesterday when Mr. Ernest
Mansfield purchased 88.000 shares of
the utock of the Excelsior Gold Mining
Company fur ��87,000 for M. Rene
Limili, of London, England. The
ehief vendors were Messrs. Taylor anil
Lambert, the original locators of the
Joker, who received $56,000 for their
share of the stock. Mr. Robeit McGregor got $20,000 for bis shares and,
among other local holders, Mr. Andrews Rot $1,000 for 400 shares and
Mrs. Painton, $250 for 100.
It will be remembered that abont 10
months ago Mr Mansfield bonded the
Joker group ou the south fork of Kn
lo Creek lor the Klondike Champs rl'Or
Syndicate,who orgauized the Excelsior
Gold Mining Company to operate the
group as a subsidiary company. The
new concern was capitalized at ��200,-
000, and the shares put on the London
and French markets were quickly tnk
en up. Good reports have been received from the mine, nud the shares are
in good demand on the other side of
the water, which is probably the reason for this lno.e. M. Laudi and his
associates were heuvily interested in
the Excelsior Company before, and it
is understood that this fresh acquisition gives them the control.
This is the largest cash transaction
of the kind that has been put through
in Nelson. The fact tbat foreign capitalists have begun to send out to this
conntry for large blocks of local mining stock is a most healthy sign, and
means the supplying of this country's
greatest want, a ready market for
stock. It may not be too much to
hope that before long all reputable
stocks will have a cash market value,
and that it will be possible here, as it
was in Johannesburg, to sell one's
stock freely in London at current
prices. The system tbere was to deposit the stock with a bank, cable to
a London broker and ill au hour or so
the money therefor was to your credit.
There is no reason why that which was
done in South Africa should not be
done here.
leniease of $.73,897 in the shipments, of
silver from San Finncisco to Hong
Kong and Shanghai ; and it is also
understood thnt the German sales of
silver in China, wliich were huge in
180K, were much lighter this year.
Whatever silver the Russians may have
shipped to that country does not much
effect the regular trade, since it represents a lone demand,and is paid out-
chiefly for value received, either from
Mnnohnrian laborers or Pekin mandarins.
Upon the whole, the statistics this
year do not show any important decrease in the demand for silver. At
the present time it is improving.���Engineering & Mining Journal.
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MINING NEWS.     |
PEISONfiRS' DULL LIFE.
A Camp Frere rlianatnh snys : Letters from somo of the officers who aro
prisoners iu Pretoria describe their
prison life ns very monotonous, The
officers oan neither play football nor
orioket. They complain that their exercise is restricted to walking round
tlie buildings for two hours every day.
from ii till 7 p. m. They get up at six
In the morning, for breakfast are given
bread and ten, which they are allowed
to snpnlement with ja il imd potted
meat at their own expense Lunch is
at 1 :80 p. ro , and consists of brend,
but they are allowed to tiny cheese.
The mornings they spend in reading
and playini.' cards, the favorite game
being "bridge." In thn evening after exercise they have dinner. This
is always the same, brtllv beef, which
is very bad, and rice pudding. Tbey
go to bed at ton.
Corporation of the City of
Nelson.
Public notlcols hereby given to tlie Electors
of the Municipality of the City of Nelson that
1 require the presence of llie said electors at
the council cliiimbei- in llie city offices on Victoria Street in the City of Nelson on Monday,
the eighth ilnv of January, WOO. at 12 o'clock
noon, for the purpose of electing persons to represent them in the Municipal Council us Ma or
anil .'Mermen. .
The mode oE nomination of candidates shall
I be as follows:
The candidates shall be nominated in writing; the wrltieg shall be subscribed by two
voters of tlie municipality as proposer and
seconder, and shall bo delivered t itho llelnrn-
ing Officer at any time between the date of the
notice" nd 2 p.m. of ihe dny of the nomination;
and iii the event of a poll being necessary such
poll will be opened on the 111b day of ���Hiiuary,
ltliiO,al 8 o'oloolt in the forenoon and kept open
110104 u'cioc'r in tlio iifiernoon. at the following places, viz:
Fertile Iv.st Wnrd U tlie l'liuir Hotel Sample lloouis : Scruggs Block, on tbe east side of
.Io.-e|ibine Street, between Baker and Victoria
Streets,
For the West Ward���At the olllce of tho
Exchequer Oold Wining Company, on the
north side of Baker Sireet, between Stanley
street and Kootenny Street, in the City of
Nelson,
Of which every person is hereby required to
take notice aud govern himself accordingly,
Tho qualiliontions by law required lobe DOS-
sessed by llie candidates for the olllce or olllccs
mentioned above arc as follows:
The persons qualified to be nominated for
and elootedas the Mayor of llio city shall be
such persons as are male British subjects of the
full age ot. twenty-one years, und arc not disqualified under any law, and have been for the
six mouths next preceding the day of nomination I lie registered owner in the baud Registry
Olllce of hind or real property in lhe City of Iho
assessed value on lhe last municipal assessment roll of one thous md dollars or more over
ml above anv registered incumbrance or
charge, and who are otherwise duly qualified
as municipal voters.
The persons qualified to Denominated for and
elected as Aldermen of the city shall he such
persons as are male British subjects of tlie full
age of twenty-one years-, and are not disqualified under any law, and have been for the six,
months nexl preceding the day of nomination,
the registered owner in tlie bund Registry
Olllce of land or real properly in llie City of the
assessed value on the lust, niunieieal assessment roll of live hundred dollars over and
above any icgislered iiiclinibr-tiiee or charge,
and who aro otherwise qualified us municipal
voters.
Given under mv hand at the City of Kelson,
i the Province of British Columbia, the 28th
day of December, 18iHI
J. K. STRACHAN,
Returning Officer.
While the movement of silver
through the London market bas been
large this yenr, it bas still fallen
somewhat below that of 1898. The
British imports for the ten months
ending with October showed a decrease in total value, as compared
with last year, of ��1,083.162, or 9.1 per
cent, while in the exports tht re was
a decrease of ��888.391, or 7 per cent.
Of the imports, the United States, as
usual, furnished considerably over
half, its proportion being (17 per cent
this year, against (14.7 per ceut. in 1898.
There wns a reduction of ��889,678, or
39.4 per cent in the receipts from Mexico and South America. The imports
from Australasia showed a large relative increase, 188.7 per cent ; but the
total ��178,540 is not large. The other
changes in imports call for no special
comment.
Perhaps the most, notable chango in
the exports was in those to Emopean
countries, which showed this year a
decrease of ��8,058,808, or 43.7 par
cent. The chief chanties were a de.
crease of ��3.1(13,904, or 74 8 per oent.
in the shipments to France, which
last year took a large quantity for now
coinage, and is this year taking bet
little ; and a decrease of ��393,594 in the
exports tc Spain, which at present is
not in a position to buy silver���or any.
thing else. On the other hand there
wns an increaase of ��1,2(15,745, or 75.(1
per cent, in the exports to Russia,
which has been u very heavy buyer of
silver for a year past. As heretofore
pointed out, a laruo part of this silver
probably finds its way to China, where
the Russians are nt present spending a
good deal of money in railroad building and other work.
Tbe shinments to the East this year
constituted 53,4 por ceut. of the totnl
exports, and showed an increase of 1,-
001, 300, or 19.3 per cent.
Tho chief increase Ibis yenr as to
China, a country wbioh hns apparently
been taking a great deal of silver
Tbe increase, however, is not so large
as appears above, since for tlie ten
mouths ending October 30, there  as  a
Nelson Opera House
NOTICE is hereby given tbat nn application will be made to the Legiila-
the Assembly of the Province of British Colnmhin at its noxt session,tnr an
Act to incorporate a Company with
power to construct, equip, maintain,
and operate telephone and teleyrnph
lines within and throughout the Province of* British Columbia, and to con-
slruct. orect,aud maintain snob and so
mnny poles aud other works and de-
vines ns tbe Company deem necessary
for making, completing;, supporting,
using, working, operation and maintaining the system of communication
by telephone and telegraph, and to
open or break up any part or parts of
the said highways or streets as often
ns tbe said Company, its agents, officers or workmen think proper, nnd for
tlie purposes of tho undertaking to purchase, acquire, or lease, Mid bold and
sell and dispose of lands, buildings or
tenements within tlio limits aforesaid,
and to purchase or lease, for any term
of years, any telephone or teleurnpr)
line established, or to be established, in Biitish Columbia, connected, into be connected with the line which
the Company may construct, and to
amalgamate with or lease its line or
lines, or any portion or portions thereof, to any company possessing, as pro
prietor, ai y line of telephones or telegraph communication roimee.tini!. or
to be oonneeten. with the said Cmn-
pony's line or lines, and to borrow
money fnr the purposes of tbo Company," and to pledge or mortgage any
of the Oompnny's assets for that purpose, and to receive bona BOB or privileges from any nerson or bodv corporate, nnd with all other usual,necessary
or inoiilental rights, powers or privileges ns mav be necessary or incidental
to the attainment of the above objects,
or any of them.
Dated this   loth   dav   of  December,
1899. .1. R. BROWN.
Solicitor for the Applicants.
Insure your life
with
J. E. ANNABLE
agent Ontario Mutual
Lite Assurance Co.
Insure your house, house furniture
and pianos with J. li. Annable,
agent Victoria-Montreal and Equity
Fire Insurance companies.
J. E. ANNABLE
OPERA HOUSE BLOCK,
MISCELLANEOUS
Advertisements insorton* under this head nt
the rat ��� of ono cent a word per insertion. N'o
advortii-ement taken for less than 25 cents.
TO LET.���A   Famished  noose   otraj-
pleto   for    three     months. $25   per
month,    water and and   every   accommodation. Five rooms.  Situated with
in 10 minutes   walk   from   Postotliee.
Applv to T. O. Procter, Bakfi   Street.
LOS'I'.��� Blank pocket hook, containing
some money  and   notes.    Return   to
Prosser's store for reward.   T. Q. Nelson.
BOOKKEEPER of large experience
desires evening engagement nt nudit-
ing, or keeping siiiall set of books.
Will close books for year, etc. Apply
at this office.
FOR SALE.���Edison's latest Concert
Phonograph; large records,horn,case,
etc., complete Perfect roprodu tions.
Inclusive cost, $335. Goon thing for a
saloon Cash, $180. Apply at once,
Willson, Waverley Hotel.
DR. BARBER, Dentist has opened
nn office with Dr. Morrison. Crown
and bridge work a specialty,
Spokane Falls &
Northern R'v
flonday, Jan.  ist
THE WILL RISING
Comedy and
Vaudeville Company
will open a
WEEK'S ENGAGEMENT
in   the   Nelson Opera
House, on
Monday, Jan. 1st. 1900
They will produce Operettas,
Comediettas and high class
specialties
Nelson  &  Fori
Sheppard R v
Red fountain R'v.
The only all rail route without
change of curs between Nelson n d
Rossland and Spokane and Rossland
(DAILY.
Lv. 9.15 a.m. NELSON. Ac. 5.20 p.m.
Lv. 11 26 a.m. KOfJSLANU ArSOU i, in.
Lv.  815 a.m. SPOKANE. Ar.6.16 p.m
Train that leaves Nelson at 9:15 a.rr
makes close oonneotionn at Spokane fu'l
all Coast Points.
Passengers (or Kettle River nud Bonn '.
nry Oreek,Connect at Marcus witliStiU"
Dailv.
II. A. JACKSON. G. P.&TA.
Spokane   Waul
O. K. TACK A BURY,
Airent Kelson, R. 0
MEETING
Sir Charles Tupper
Leader of the Conservative
Party will deliver a   public
address in the
Opera House
Friday, Dec. 29th,
at 8 p. m, All arc invited.
Front rows in gallery reserved for ladies.
S. M. BRYDGES,
Sec. Lib. Con. Assocn
THE
Bank of
British Columbia,
NELSON.
Is now prepared to issue
Drafts and Letters of Credit
on Skaguay, U.S., Atlin, B.
C-, and Dawson City, Yukon
District.
Fraternity  Hall
��'.ir Bilker ��t koolenay SU.
can be rented for Concerts, Lectures.
Dan *PS, I "i millets and every kind of en
t riniuiti nl. Hood aute-rooms, cloak
rums, Kit elten uml iliililik.' room furnished.    For term, apply
DR. E. C. ARTHUR   Citv
G-od Save the Queen.
A Free Box
t
t
Containing about 7 dozen nice bright
TANGERINE  ORANGES I
This week only  75 cents,
Speak quick.
HOLIDAY
SWEETS
At Less Than Cost.
Joe Howson, having purchased
the stock of Humphreys & Pittoek,
is selling the same at less than cost,
as all must be cleared out by Jan
1 st. The stock consists of new
and choice
CaMies, Nuts, Bin Bons
and is large and well selected. Seeing is believing. Save money by buy-
at the old stand.
M. DES BRISAY & CO.
4ii��ii*iiii*ii"***��******��"��"��"'��"��"��,"��"��,,***< ���*��"���**"���**"���-*.' ���"tinii>ii��i��
SMOKE "ROYAL SKaL"   CIGARS
West Kootenay Butcher Co
ALL   KINDS   OK
Fresh   and    Salted   Meats
WHOLESALE  AND RETAIL
BANKERS AND BROKERS.
aEO.SKALLER&00.
JCONSOL, STOCK EXCHANQE BLDO..
60 62 Brodway,   New York
LOTS OF MONEY
oan do mado through speculation with deposit
of 930 HI! [tii tiy dofiare] upward [or 3 por cent,
margin upward] on tSto* k Kxclmngc.
Thenroatosl fortune^ havo boen made through
Bpooulattona ni Slocks, Wheat or Cotton.
Ityouaro Interested to know how speoula*
tion- are coudu'-ted notify ub aud we will send
you information und market letter free of
charge-
Usual commissions charged for executing
orders.
dovffnme  t��  Muni Ipal   nnd    it-iim-id
bondsfluotntinns furnished ou application for
purchase, sale or exch tngo.
.. L. POGUE...
Harness and  Saddlery
The lending shop. Large
pluck. Best -HHorled stock
j on hand. Harness, Collars ot best makes. Bad*
dies, Blankets, Hells,
Whips, Brushes; Combs,
etc
Prices satisfactory.
Gall and -co.
Cor. Ward and Baker
streets.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
In tho mallei* ol the "Companies, winding L'p
Act. 18118," ami in t.lic matter of the "Nelson
l'ourniau (iolil Mining Company, Limited," In
liquidation.
Notice ih hereby Klvcn that at an extraordinary general meeting of the NelHon roornmn
Hold Mining Company, Limited, lu-ld Novem-
hei 171 h, 18V1I, duly convened, a Hprcial reRolu*
tion requiring tho said company to be wound
up was duly liaised; which resolution at a sub
sequent oxtmonlinory general meeting of tlio
said company, nlso dulj convened, und held ou
Ih oember 5th, 1899, was duly confirmed.
Ai suoh last mentioned meeting the appoint-
minis,if William Murray Botsford of ihe City
of Vancouver Provtnoe of Brit'sh Columbia,
as liquidator and Charles 0. Dennett of tho
same place as inspector, for the purposes of the
W iniliitK up were confirmed.
Notice Isalsoglven fpursuant to "Companies
Winding Up Aot, inns" section 10), thai the
creditors of and others having "lainis upon the
said company, are required on or before the lOih
day of January, A. I).. 1809, to send Lholr names
anil addresses, the particulars nf iheirdebts or
claims and the nature of tho seourl ties. If any,
held hy them to William Murray Uotsford,
Merchants' Bat k of Halifax, Vancouver, B. C,
ihe liquidator of the said company.
Notice is further given thnt after such last
mentioned date llie Bald liquidator will proceed
tndlnti'lliulu llie assets of lhe said company
among the parties entitled thereto, having re-
gard only to the claims of whioh ho shall thon
lmvo notice.
Hated nl Vancnm er. H. 0��� Dec, lilh, 18911.
OBBOKNR PLUNKBTP.
Mac' iiinoa I: Mini:. Granville Btreet, Van-
comer, B, C.
Solicitor for the said Liquidator.
Shareholders in the said  company   aro ro-
quested to forthwith forward their share c.er-
i ideal os to lhe -aid liquidator m order Hi,t Ih
distribution acouring i hereon may bo speedily
adjusted.
NO IOB is hereby irlven that, application
will i.e made to the Legislative As-em
lily of tie- Pro\ ince of Brinish Columbia, nl it,
next session; for an Act In Incorporate a Com
pany with power to construct, build, equip nnd
operate tramways in the lllslriclsof ICootenny
nnd \ ale, in tlio Province of Krlllsh Colvmbia;
to run and operate suoh tramways by electric
steam orotherpower, as may bo'niosteeonomi.
cal or convenient; to erect, nnd operate telegraph and telephone lines in and between all
the oltli-S, towns, villages and settlements In
said Districts of Kootenay and Yale, with power to connect with other lines that may operate
In or outside of such districts; to supply electric, steam, air, water oro herpiwer lo other
corporations, manufactories or individuals:
to supply light tp other corporations, manufactories or individuals; to acquiro and hold water.rights lor the purpose of KotioratiiiR power,
whether for their own use or the use of other
corporations n aniifnetorles, or individuals
to furnish and supply water to oilier corporations, manufactories or Individuals in said llis-
Iriels; te. acquire and hold land, Umber rights
right s of way and oi hor property n nil easements'
for the purposes or the Conin my, with all necessary powers in that lieliiilf; lo acquire all tlie
assets, franc ilsos privileges and business of the
Nelson Lice trie Irninway Company, Limited-
lo acquire all llio asscls, franchises, prlviliges
and b-Mtnen of the Rossland and Sophie Moun
tain Eleotrio Railway Company, Limited; to
receive aid, either by way of bonus or otherwisefrom nny' municipality in said Dl-trlote of
Koolenay or Vale; to obtain exemption from
axation and other privileges from any municl-
pality n said Districts of Kootenav and Ynle
and all other usual, njoessary or Incidental
powers and privileges ftj may be necessary or
incidental or conductive to the illtainnient  of
the above objects, or anv of Ihem.
Hated at the City of Nolson this 1st  dav of
December, A, D., 18119.
MACOONALU.&. JOHNSON,
Solicitors for llu At/,li, mil,.
Fish and Poultry in Season
E.   O.   TRAVES.   Manager.
Baker Street, Nelson.
Orders by mail receive careful and prompt attention.
Merchants' Bank of Halifax.
Incorporated 1869.
Capital Aathoiizcil   -   -       -   $2,ooo,ooo
Capital Paid Up, $1,500,000, Reserve, $l,25o,ooo.
Mead Office:  Halifax, Nova Scotia.
(ieneial Banking Business    ransacted; Sterling 'Jills of Exchange  Bought
and Sold, Latters of  Credit, Etc., Negotiated.
Accounts received on the most favorable terms.   Interest allowed on special
deposits and on Saving Hunk accouuts.
BRANCHES IN BRITI8H COLUMBIA.
Atlin, Bennett, Grand Forks, Nanaimo, Nelson, Rossland, Vancouver, Vancouver East Eud, Victoria, Ymir.
Geo. Kydd, Manager, Nelson, B.C.
���VVV��'VVVVVV%VVVVVV*kVV'V*��*^
CHRISTMAS   HINTS \
A flrsi class ConfeoUoD-17 Btore U thi*proper plncoioftudan
appropriate Xmas wilt.   \\'v would auggi-flt n box of  ....
G.   B.   CHOCOLATES
Our stock h the largest  in the ciiy.
CRYSTALLIZED   FRUIT
from London. England,
LOWNEY'S   CHOCOLATES   A    D   BON   BONS
ft om  New York.
Fruit, Nuts of All Kinds, Toys for the Little Ones, at
PALACE  CONFECTIONERY.
J. A. M"D0NALD,
Oornor Ward uml  iiakor StreeU,
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SMOKE
WILLS'
TAKE   NO   OTHER. I
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/tHstti''���
auO
F. J. BRADLEY & 00.1 PfOSPCfe Al!
PAINTERS an<J
DECORATORS.
SIGN WORK A SPECIALTY.
Buildi-rn will Hnd It to  their ailvatitaRO In
dmiro wiih Bradley Ss Oo. on Fainting*.
GLAZING KAI.SOMININO
W. STARMER SMITH & CO.
Painting and Paprlmgii
Ctilmney Sweeping,
Houses, Ollices and Stores Cleaned.
All work done by us is guaranteed first class.
Irfiavo  nrilni'ii ni. ntii r.  VV ird driut, oiipoai I
PoHtolHco.
j Young Men, Become Your
Own Assayers-
Three month* ^^ W^^'l
Oold, silver. Copper,   ";,  ,.'((,,nl.uite "'
charie of Prof. Butor, Honor u.
MoGUI Univorsltt,        ,       . ,hnn you no"
hive uml learn how. onoapei
live.
Jil
. ���.,v!nK, nil '<>r
Hoard nnd [nrtruotlon In A*-��'
twenty-Blxdoll-rf por month.
Write 1,6 the lVinoiiml. ..
Rev.j.W.SirPRELL.B^'
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