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Daily Edition No. 599.
Nelson, British Columbia. Thursday, December 14,  1899.
Tenth Year
LITEST NEWS OF
G IHf 00D CITY
prooeeded  with at onoe.   The Grey- i
hound is likely to prove another Moth-
er Lo.le from present npncaranoes.
The Oity Tramway to Phoe'
nix May be Abandoned-
REGENT MINING DEALS
HONOB8 EVEN,
Tlie Miner's Speoial Correspondent Sends
Another Most Interesting Letter
From  Boundary.
Greenwood, Dee. 2.���(Speoial Correspondence nf the Miner). -A by-lnw to
grant :i   lunula of   ifS,(100 to tbe  B,   0.
Gnpper Co. smelter, Greenwood, will
be votflfl on the 2Sih of December. The
by-law will not, however, go into
effort until n year from that date and
thn money is not to be paid miti
!lii,(1U0 loii:i of oro liaTO been smelted.
At n meeting of tho conn, iI last
ui'jht a letter was road from tho Minister of Mines with reference to the
application of the city to obtain power
power to build tramways outside the
city limits to tlie various mining!
camps. The letter stated that it would
not bo proper to make this n Government measure, but that tbe different members of tlm Government would
not have any object in opposing it,
unless some provisions were put ill the
bill that were likely to do injustice to
other parties. Speaking for hiinscll
he thought It would be n good
scheme, although in his opinion tho
municipality was exceeding its powers
in undertaking sncli work, which
should be left to private parties. It
is likely that tbe project will bo
dropped.
A petition signed hy llfio citizens,
members of tbe Carpenters' Union and
minrs, was presented to tbe Ooun~.il
praying for Ibe establishment of a
free library anil asking Unit a portion
of the new City Hall be set apart for
the purpose, The petition was referred
to a committee of three aldermen to
repori on at the regular meeting.
This matter ha* already lieen advocated
in llio local press, and in all probability will go into effect.
Clarence King, the youth committed
for forging n liumbil' of cholines in this
oity, who had been committed for
trail and was about to he sent to Kiim-
loops last night effected his escape
from jail mid has not yet beon found.
King wi'ii in shackles and it is supposed that in the afternoon while cutting wood ho broke the steel links with
the axe ami tied them with string and
then waiied his opportunity to make
a dash for liberty, lie is n youth of
about eighteen and bis parent- live at
Ferine, B. C.
.lames Dale, one of tbo owners < f
the Ciirriu, on the east fork, cnnie to
Greenwood on Mcnilay.and on Monday
morning received the first payment on
the bond ot $25,000 from the Bunker
Hill and Sullivan Milling and Mining
(Jo., Coeur d'Alene. The company
has had a force of six men at work nil
Bum mer . prospecting tbo claim and
sinking n shaft It is understood that
the forco has been increased nnd that
development will bo prosecuted vigorously all the winter It is understood
also that Dale nud hiB pnrtnor havo
bonded the Hutcher Boy, adjoining
the Carriu, fnr (811,000 to the same
company. Tho Butcher Boy is on the
snmo load.
Gus Wliently, West Fork, hns returned fiom Nelson, whore it is undeistood
he was negotiating a deal for his preemption ns a townsite.  It lies between
Peodell and Beaverton, W. II. Bumbo
left Greenwood this week to woik his
claim, tho North Star, on Cranherry
Creek.which adjoins tho Boston Group
owned in Greenwood.
.Tames McGregor. Mining Jlnspeotor, I
iB iu tho  city hospital  dangerously ill j
with pneumonia.    He hns been   ill the ]
city for sumo days  feeling not  lit  nil
well and suffering from la   grippe. On
Monday ovoniuc of   last week ho  was
removed to the  hospital.    His physician hopes   thnt   his vigorous constitu
tion will poll him through.
Frod Oliver, mniiiiger of tho Morri-
son mine hns returned from Spokane.
He is going   to   actively   develop   tlm
Greyhound, a property in   Deadwo-id
Ciunp, which bus great surfiioo showings.    Machinery   has    1 i    shipped
from Rosslnnd and the work of sinking
tho shaft to tbo .00 foot" level  will  be,
Two Conservatives and Two Liberals
Elected Yesterday,
Toronto, Ont., Dec. 18.���In yesterday's bye-eleotions East and West Elgin elected Conservatives. Messrs.
Brewer and MoDiarmid being eleoted
over Mclntyre and MeNish. MoNish
was elected ut th? general election and
unseated, The Liberals won in South
Brant, Mr. T, II. Preston, defeating
Robert Homy, Conservative, nnd iu
South Ontario the linn. John Dryden
defeated Mr, Charles Calder, Conservative.
ANNOUNCEMENT.
Tonight Mr. W. F. Thompson, Business Manager of The Miner, leaves
for Toronto and Chicago to purchase for The Minei a newspaper,
job printing and bookbinding
plant that will be up-to-date in
every respect, and one that will
enable Tho Miuer to publish a
larger and better paper with less
trouble and at loss expense, and lo
do auy and every clnss of printing
Hooded in West Kootenny in as
good stylo and at possibly ns small
cost as it could be procrirecl for in
the East. Tho City of Nelson aud
the surrounding country is certainly worthy of a printing establishment metropolitan in its concept ion and fully modern in its
possibilities. In no branch of
trade are greater Improvements
and belter inventions given to the
world with every year than in the
general publishing business The
plant,   and   equipment that distin
gnished a modern shop a year ago
may he out of (Into today, so The
Miner's plant will uot be selected
fiom last year's "specimen" books,
hut in fhe up-to-date open markets of Eastern Canada and the
United Stutes, after personal inspection by a praotioal printer
who is wedded to no old-fashioned
ideas.
In paper stock as well as in
mechanical equipment, The Miner
will keep pace with tbe times.
All the finer classes of English,
Oiiniidiaii aud A mer loan stationery
will bo kept in stock, as well as a
large assortment of wedding in-
. vltations, ball programmes, und
invitation notes, such as are .-.ft. n
desired, but seldom found in the
Fur West.
Tho services of sk lied workmen from the leading establishments of the Eastern printing and
blank-book-making world will be
secured at thesa.nie time as the new
plant, and they will bring to Nelson wiih them a thorough working knowledge of all that is new
and good in their respective lines.
With the new equipment, nothing
in these lines thnt is needed in the
olfice of tho mine manager, the
bunker or the merchant need bo ordered from the East, for The
Minor will be prepared to (ill all
orders and nt prices that will revolutionize tha printing business
in the interior of British Columbia.
WILL FIX THE LINE.
F. Wright, nf Ottawa. Appointed the
British Commissioner,
Washington, Dec. 18.���The Government of Great Britain has designated
F. Wright, astronomer at Ottawa, as
its representative in the delimitation
of the provisional boundary between
Alaska and Canada, nbout the bend of
the Lynn Cannl, under the terms of
the modus vivendi of October. The
Government of tho United States has
designated O. H. Tltman, assistant
superintendent, of tbe coast nnd geological survey, to net in a similar capacity.
CABINET OBIBIS.
RITISH REVERSE
AT MflOERSFONTEIN
Methuen Lost at Least Four Hundred and
Fifty Men.
AMY RETIRED ON MODDER RIVER
The Flower of the British Army Could Make no Impression.���Boer Losses Said to be Terrible,���London Press Comments.
We raked the kopje und trenches with
nn intense und well directed id>��� ol 80
Kims, including a naval gun and bow-
itzei battery, both using lyddite, 1 he-
Have they Inflicted severe damage.
The Boer  prisoners  leporta  that onr'
j lyddite shell fell among forty men,only
live of   who'll   esoaped   unhurt,   other
j shells burst in tin- enemy's laager,oaus-
jing its complete destruction.
The Boers are still in larger force
thnn we found them al Modder Kiver,
outnumbering ns by almost thn.' tu
one. The Transvaalers ars apparently
dominating in thoir military oounoils,
although in a minority."
London, Dec 11��� A special dispatch from Pretoria,by wny of Lorenzo
Marqrez, snys:
"While the battle of Magersfontein
whs proceeding the Free State artillery engaged an armored train along
the railway linu toward Belmont.
"Forty one prisoners belonging to
thn first battalion of the Gordon High
landers have just traversed Jacobsdale
In the last attack on Surprise Hill
three leading Pretoria townsmen
were killed, and several others w re
wounded, causing great sorrow bore."
' CLUTE
OPENS COURT
Evidence Taken in  Nelson
Yesterday.
TWO WITNESSES  ONLY
London, Dec. 14.���(4:45 a. m. )���
Each important battle seoius to bring
a reverse for tbe British and the papers this morning sorrowfully admit
thnt Lord Methuen's check at Magersfontein is the most serious event the
war has yet produced.
The Morning Post says! "We have
had onr day of humiliation appointed
for us, let us accept it humbly and
nobly and bo better anil stronger for
the lesson it has taught ns. This last
reverse will make us a fresh butt in
Europe, There was never a moie ap
occasion to prove to Europe what we
are worth.''
The position Lord Methuen assaulted is thus described by a correspondent :
"The Magersfontein range terminates on the cast witti nn abrupt saddle rock some,ir>() feet high. The Boer
entrenchments are all round this whole
front The position i�� some two Miles
long, due oust and west. Tho western
ends of the trenches follow the contour of the kopjes, and afford a retreat."
If is estimated here that Lord Methuen's forces amounted to 11.OOn men
and perhaps more. No reliable estimate of his losses has as yet been received. They are believed to have
heen at least "fiO. All the papers comment npnu the extreme gravity of tho
situation and upon the momentous
decision Lord Methuen now has to
take, whether to remain at Moddar
River or to retire on Orange Kiver.
STILL MORE TROOPS.
The Times says: "AtJ least 3(1,000
additional men must he sent out. The
entire available reserve must be culled
out and the militia and volunteers
turned to account. Efforts must be
made to increase the local Colonial
forces and further offersjjof troops from
Canada und other i olonies must be
sought and accepted."
The Standard, which comments upon the "seemingly astonishing number of the Boers," is driven to the conjecture that a substantial portion of
tbe Boer commandos has been recruited from tho Gape Dutch.
All eyes uro now turned hopefully
to General Buller, who, tnkiiiK into account the troops with General White
in Ladysmith, has altogether 80,000
men.    The Standard says :
"At this moment there must be few
men in Her Majesty's dominions who
have as great a weiuht of cares npon
them as General Buller curries on Ins
shouldeis. "
A dispatch from Boer sources says
thut Kimberley remained quiet during
the battle at Magersfontein.
tuck.close to the place where lay their
dead nnd wounded comrades of the
Highlander brigade. The, enemy open-
ed with u heavy shrapnel firo ns the
British advanced und it wns found
physically impossible to take the Boer
tranches. The British got within 200
yards, but could not get nearer, It
was here that Colonel Downham fell.
The Boers had freo recourse to barbed
wi entanglements which offered
great obstacles, oven nftertho damage
inflicted by the British artillery lire.
This morning (Tuesday) both sides
occupied the positions they held before
the battle. The greatest bravery was
displayed by hoth officers and men.
The wounded include Lieutenant-Colonel A. E. Oodrington aud Captain
Sterling, both nf the first battalion of
the Coldstream Guards,
A detachment of the Boers posted
among somo   thick   bushes to the   eas*
m;;i.,':-,-.;i"d a    si   destructive firo oil
onr right. With the remarkable talent
for taking oover whioh the Boers always display, they were, generally
| speaking, virtually invisible; and although the enemy's artillery was practically silenced, this rifle fire was so
persisleiit and concentrated,  ns well as
usually well aimed, tbat   it was ahso-
Intelj impossible for the British infantry to take the position by assault, At
tho first adviincp of the Highlanders
the Boers'shoot ing, probably owing to
tho darkness, was somewhat high,
otherwise the British losses would have
been still beaiver,
London, Dee. 14 ���Tho Asso inted
Press, understands tint the Wur Office
yesterday (Wednesday) decided In oon-
seqnsnce of Lord Met linen's losses at
Miigerstoiitein to mobilize the eighth
division iu reserve nnd to send the
seventh division In reserve to the Cape,
Certain foreign stations will probably
bo garrisoned with militia, sud if
necessary volunteers will be called to
take the places of the militia at home.
It is also likely that the millitia
reserve will he sent out to join their
respective battalions and Ilia war office
intends to order four more battalions
of militia for permanent duty.
Ottawa, Out.,Deo. 18.���A rumor wus
current on tbe streets today that the
Canadian contingent v as r nguged m thu
Modder River light nnd some of its
members Buffered. Inquiry at the military department, however, failed to
elicit anything more than what was
received Monday night from Colonel
Otter, at Belmont, that all was well.
ACCOUNT OF BATTLE.
London,Dec. 1-1.���Mr. .Iiiliuii-Riilpli,
describing the buttle at Magersfontein, in a special dispatch to the Daily
Mail.says "The Boers were entrenched
at Magersfontein, four miles oli' Modder River At dawn on Monday the
Highlanders advancing across the veldt
were suddenly subjected ro n murderous fire from the trenches, about 200
vards in front. The greater part of
the fearful lopi of Iho day was finis
suffered in a single minute.
,'Startled and overwhelmed, the brigade retired quickly, but soon rallied
and retained their positions. This was
on the left.
"(in the ligh* the Guards brigade
I advanced across the velflt against the
outside trenches and fought an invisible foe for fifteen hours.
"At   11 in the morning thn   Gordon
Highlanders were scut  forward.   The
Boers allowed them to puss one line nf
trenches   and   then   enfiladed     them.
The light ing ouly ceased   with   night-
full."
London. Dec. m.-Tho War Office
has received the following dispatch
from General Forrester Walker:
"Capetown, Tuesday, Dec. I:.'. ���Methuen wires that General Wniichope
was killed in action yesterday."
General   Wauobope,    of   the     Blank
Watch, commanded the Highlanders
brigade with General Methuen's ool
nnin. He served in Ashunti, Egypt
and the Soudan. He was frequently
mentioned in dispatohes and twioe
oontested Midlothian, once against Mr.
Qladsone, He was a great favorite in
the army.
AT LADYSMITH.
Frere Camp   Natal.   Dee.   13.���The
Boeis   are   still   shelling   Ladysmith,
The heat is terrible.
Vienna, Doc.    111.��� There are unconfirmed rumors; current   that  the Government hns   resigned,   or   is about to '
re-ign   on   ie count   of   the   persistent
Czech obstructions. j
THE CASUALTIES.
Modder Kiver, Deo. I'i.-The British casualties included the Marquis of
Win bester, Major of the second battalion, Coldstream Guards, who was
killed, and Col Downham, of the first
battalion Ol the Gordon Highlanders,
who was mortally wounded. When
the Highlanders met the mnrderons
point blank fire of the Boars about two
hundred were mown down of tbe
Black Watch Regiment, wliich on reforming wns able to mustei only 140
men. The Boers also lost severely in
the trenches and also in the wire en-
tangleinents when thoy came into the
open ill an attempt to make a Hank attempt on the British.
The terrific British artillery fire
provoked no response except from the
Boer rifles until nearly -1 o'clock ill
the afternoon, when the Gordon Highlanders formed up to renew the attack
ou the entrenched kopje. Thev advanced with the utmost nullautry to the nt-
MF.THUEN   RETIRES.
London, Deo, 18,��� General Forrester-
Walker telegraphing from Capetown at
8:80 p. in. today sends the following
dispatoh from Lord Methuen, dated
Modder River, Tuesday, December 12,
7:80 p. m.
"As the Boers occupied their
trenohei strongly ibis morning.I rftir-
e.l in perfect order here, where I urn
in security. I hnve gathered from
some of the prisoners, and from onr
men w'th file ambulances who talked
with the Boers that the enemy's losses
were terrible, somo corns being completely willed out The Boers ^hnve
been most kind to mv wounded.''
AT LORENZO MARQUEZ.
Loudon,     Dec.   14 ���The   Capetown
correspondent of Tho Times says:
"There is gront dissatisfaction with
tho onn.1iti.iti of affairs nt Delagoa
Buy. Lorenzo Marquez is rapidly becoming a regular Transvaal emporium,and is the headquarters fnr Transvaal agents of every description, who
aro able to   conimnubnto   freely   with
| othpr  agents  and with   Europe.    The
. Importations of maohinery nud materials reqnired for tin state worked
mines, explosives for tho Government
factory, nnd even of aotiinl ammunition, hnve been   enormously    increased
I by the praotioal impossibility of conducting a thorough  search   of   foreign
| vessels professedly conveying f I,
The conrse adopted by the Imperial
Goveromenl   is   regarded   us  helping
seriously to prolong the wnr and to
benefit foreign shippers at the expanse
of theJBrltisb, who. in any oase, are
'not able to Irani' with Iho enemy,
DelasOB   Bay, in   tho pro-out   state of
affairs,   is  more  useful to the   Boers
thnn if it were actually   in   Transvaal
errilorv.
Donations Affecting the Mining Interests
ia Biitish Colnmbia :tud the Alien
Labor Law Gone Into-
BOERS THREE TO ONE.
London, Dec 11.���Tho special correspondent of thn Daily Mail at Modder
River described the lighting as ,".>'.���
lows:
"The Boors' trenches'1 extended far
i beyond the kopje nnd into the open
plain. Those on the ulnin were hidden
liy screens of leaves. Those nenr the
kopje wore gnnrded hy a double line
of bulbed wire, evidently lot f'urof
our storming   and   a bayonet   nttu.-k.
TRAITORS MAY (iO.
London, Doe. 18. ���A dispnloh to the
Central News snys thnt the Sohreluer
Ministry nt the Cape guve pusses to the
Orange Ene state pupils attending
Colonial Colleges who wanted to go
home and fight thn British As a result Sir Alfred Milner. Governor of
Capo Colony, is considering the dis
missal of Schreiner and his colleagues.
CASH    FOR    CANADIAN    BANKS
New Sork,*Deo  18.���The local agencies of the united banks   have received
jsiuoo   Friday of last  week   ID.COO.OOO
In gold from Montreal and other points
of the  Dominion,   Of   ibis   sum. tne
I hunk nf Montreal  reoelvtd 11,250,000
. iinri the Bunk of British   Norto America,   MOO, 000  by  express,   while the
Canadian Bank of Oommeros   reoeived
1600,000 by mull   These bunks took nd-
vintage ol the money rate situation today and were free lenders ot money,
Commissioner R. C. Olnte. appointed by the 1 in::,in,' n ilovernmenl to
enquire into thi' conditions affecting
the mining interests of British Columbia, ih.- illcged importation of alien
labor, etc., opened Court m Nelson
yesterday, but us no previous notice
had beni given nf the setting, tlm attendance was small. There were only
two witnesses examined���in faot only
two wr rr available,
Mr. Chile opened tlm proceedings by
having Ins uomniission���a very
lengthy document���read, nnd then proceeded to say that Im would be happy
to benr evidence touching tier .suhjeer
under investigation. Any person who
could throw light on lhe mutter would
he heardi whether he I"1 a mine owner,
a miner or otburwist���what was aimed at was a full und freo investigation,
He also intimated thai   nny  of tbe
witnesses examined would might he
in.'si mind by any party interested in
their testimony,    The   conrl would be
iitinued from day to day as long ns
there was evidence lo be taken.
Mr. R   '���'   T.ilmie  wiw the Brit wit
mss examined.  He deposed.
"1 uui general secretary for the silver-Load Mines Association of Slocun.
Mid the Nelson District Association
The district covered by these associations aii' the Slocun and Nelson mining divisions.   The members of the as-
sociution include tho prinoipal mine
ow neis iii these districts,''
Mr. Clute asked: "What is the exact amount of oapital represented by
your association ?"
Witless said he could not say, but
would give nn approximate answer
later mi -possibly oexl weekr
Ho was nexl examined as to his nationality, .'ii'. Asked if he was acquainted witb llie rule of wages ruling in the Sloeiin prior to 1st of June
Inst, he said it was ^:l,.",ii for a day of
ten hours.
Mr. Clute said he had been informed
thai a nine hour shift prevailed al
night.
Witness was asked what uct ion hnd
been taken by his associations to procure miners for the mines in the dis-
triot.
Mr. Tolinie replied that men were
advertist d for at tin Be rati -:
Hand drillers, |8; machine men,
i'.l ell; miners in Bhutto, 18.50 to (4 ;
carmen. *S.50 to - I] shovellers, i2.60;
laborers, $3.60; blacksmiths, *:t..'io in
>4 ; timliermeii. (8 50 to |4.
"Wh.ii doi yon rio in procure men ar
the rati'of wag's advertised?" asked
Mr. Clote,
"I hnd aoveral enquiries in response
i. ih,' inl\. iii-eon nt-, and answered
ilicui," was tbe reply.
" Vt bill else did  MU! ilo."
"Tbat was as far as   my   duties ns
seer, tuiy went.     When    men    came   to
me iu :-audni) and   applied for   work I
diieeled tin in to tlm mines ''
"Did ninny come ��� '
"Nn, nut more than a dozen interviewed Ine directly.''
"Did .Mm un tn any of (he. United
States eii i. s tn unicorn belp ���"
" I did nnt. I ilnl not enter into any
ciiiitrnct fnr the iiitroilnetinn of alien
labor, nor did I get uuy one to act for
me.    No such   contracts   were entered
into to my knowledge, 1 believe
I tbat.up to May, 1809,   the  feeling be-
Itye. n mine owners und miners was
jt'if. eily harmonious,'
" Has there been a breach of tlm
Allen Labor Law in Southern   British
Colombia to your knowledgo?"*"JJJ
"Not  to my  knowledge." replied
tbe xv ii ii. ss,
Mr. Campbell   a-ked   witness if   ho
wa�� aware of the number of  men the
Silver-Lead Mines Association  wished
in employ,
lie  answered.    "Thev    advertised
i
for 9,500 men.    With the mines in full
(Continued mi fourth Pagcl
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NELSON DAILY MINER, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14. *899-
Nelson Daily Miner
1 ubUsnod LiaUy except Monday.
:���' iwo.vVttssa Paittrura _ Poblibhinq Co.
r>. J.  BEATON, Editor and Manager.
SuuecRirTioN Ratkb.
D.ily V"*r month by can'er  8 100
per half year    800
per yoer  10 00
po.- j'i-iir by mail    6 00
por year foreign  lien
Nelson Weekly Minkb.
Weekly, pe  naif year 9 1 25
Pr.r year    2 00
per year, foreign    - 51
Subset ipiiom Invariably in advance]
potent and unprejudiced observers.
The Miner is confident that both companies will be amply repaid for their
faith in Kelson.
I SOU   iio -.rl'riniiux&PublishingCo
NELSON. B. C.
Telephone   No.   144.
A MARIAS NEST.
lu compliance with lhe request of
what wus practically tho Sandon Miu-
ers' Union the Dominion Qovernment
sent out Mr. R. (.'. (Jliito , Q, (.'., to
investigate the labor troubles of Kootenny ; nnd inor? especially in reference
to alleged breaches of the Alien Labor
Law, Mr. ('hue hns concluded his
Sandon investigation, .aid began bis
enquiry here yesfetdnv afternoon,
Much evidence remnius to be taken
so if would be impossible, ns well as
improper, to anticipate Mr. ('lute's
report, still one or two lliinps may
fairly he pointed oer. The investigation wus originally granted because of
the alleged wholesale importation of
11 liens.under contract, into the .Slocan.
The Sandon investigation cut the im-
ported laborers d.iwn to six, who were
not brought iu under contract and consequently hud a perfect right to po to
vvnrlt if they wished, while Mr. Tol-
mie's evidence yesterday showed thnt
only one actually secared employment.
The alleged importation of large
numbers of Italian laborers renliy
prompted tho request for this investigation, which hns so far brought out
tin' following chief points: In tbe
first place there wus no importation ot
Italian labor us alleged; secondly,
the Alien; Labor Law is only directed
ngainst aliens who ure Americans, so
thnt lhe alleged importation, if it had
occurred, would not have broken the
law of the land; and thirdly, the majority of tho kickers, in Sandon at nny
rate, ure themselves   American  aliens
Hut lor the professional agitators and
turbulent aliens there would have
been no demand for, ns there was no
need of, this investigation.
A SEVERE DEI-EAT.
Tbe Spokesman-Review yesterday
morning gave considerable prominence
to the following telegram :
Nelson, B. C, Dec. 12.���At a meeting of mine owners aud managers today it was decided to force the issue
with the striking miners by testing
the constitutionality of rhe eight-hour
lnw. It is proposed to install other
elapses of labor���Italians, Hungarians
nnd Doukhobors The indications are
that troublesome times are ahead.
The dispatch is absolutely unrrae,
and wns sent in the hopes that tbe Re-
vioiv might innocently piiut a story
calculated to again stir up bad feeling
between the parties to the existing labor dispute, a feeling thut was beginning to subside, mu. b to the disgust
of a few interested parties. The story
would have been published 111 the local
organ of the agitators,but then its object would not hnve been attained, as
no one would bave believed it. In
view of tho investigation now being
conducted here by Mr. Olnte, this malicious lie is particularly inexcusable.
The Alien Labor Lnw forbids tho
importation under contract into Canada of laborers who are citizens of a
counliy that has legislation forbidding
or impeding the employment there of
Canadian labor. Thus tbe effect of
the Alien Labor Law is confined to citizens of tlio United States.
The Union men declined to give evidence nt the investigation yesterday afternoon as Mr. James Wilks is away at
Fernie. The, investigation will not he
much delayed, however, as he is expected back immediately, and so will
soon be able to tell the Union men
what to say.
What pniliculav fields of research are
favored by Mr. Clute in private life we
are nimble to say, but Tbe Miner feels
site in offering its respectful sympathy
to the Commissioner for having bad to
travel twenty-five hundred miles to examine an Italian mare's nest.
Genera] Buller's admirers said ho
would eut bis Christmas dinner in Pretoria this year. If ho be not oarefnl,
hs may do so vet
Seventy-two Nelson volunteers offered themselves for service in the Transvaal. There may yet he a chance for
the sixty-eight rejected.
For the last few days overyone has
been wanting war news and at last
some has come. No news was good
news, aud tfie tidings we print this
morning will be read with sorrow by
eiery Briton. A repulse, accompanied
hy heavy loss, is the gist of what
hns ooourrod. The. troops seem to have
behaved with the extreme gallantry
which has ever been characteristic of
the British soldiers, and which has
never been more strikingly shown tban
(luring the present bloody campaign.
Such misfortunes as have occurred ore
not to be laid to tbeir door, and the
details havo not been sufficiently made
known to show whether they nre duo
to bad luck, bad generalship, or both.
The fact remains that for the second
limn within 11 week the rank and file
have been set an impossible task with
disastrous results.
It wus announced some time bank
that the Canadian Contingent had been
brigaded with the Black Watch nnd
the Senforths. If this is so they proli
ably hnd n share in that desperate
struggle. There will he many loving
hearts in Canada todny secretly honing
that our gallant boys were still ciigim
ed in the safe   if    inglorious   work   of
building sidings, rather thau in the
awful attempt to storm an impregnable
position   held   by   deadly   marksmen.
But wherever they were we tuny Insure they qnit themselves like men.
The dispntehes also tell of terrible
Beer losses. This may be so, but it
i-i but culd consol.ilioii when one
thinks of tho number of gallant Britishers whose lives hnve been uselessly
thrown away.
That pleasant little ceremony yesterday afternoon on tho oconslon of tbe
laying of the comer stone of the Nelson (Jus & Coke Company's works
marked another stage In Nelson's
growth from a mining oump tn a modern city. Many towns have mine-, in
their vicinity, nnd iiluiost every western town claims exceptional nnturai
advantages for various reasons, but
when powerful syndicates single out a
young city for the establishment of expensive works that depend on tbe pros-
1 erily of thai oity for the payment of
dividends, il menus that those claims
hnvo been admitted by cautions nnd
Far seeing business men who aro never
swayed by sentiment, Nelsonites have
but to point to the Tramway Company
and lhe (ins Company when asked
what   is thought of their city by com-
PRESCRIPTIONS
The purity of tiiu Drugs and Medicines
Rdmlulsteved io the patient is Uu; most
esaeutial element in tne i-uceessful treat*
ment of disease. Pre-oriptiona nre oom-
p unaed by us from absolutely Pure
Drugs in perfect condition, ai.d thophy
Bioian'a skill will not bu nullified by old
and Impotent drugs.
Our Btoct-s of requisites for'
The Toilet
The Nursery
The Sick Room
Arc oomplote.   Your patronage solicited.
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
Nurses'   Directory.
Kor the convenience of Physicians and
Nnrs s, we bave established a Nurses'
Directory, and in order to bave it complete, request all Nurses to send in or call
and   leave their  names  and  addresses*
H. F. M'LEAN
Dispensing Chemist
Telephone 115.    l\0, Bo-225,    Baker Street.
Mall Orders Promptly All.cn.le.l To.
THOMSON'S
SEE
OUR
DOLLS
and
TOYS
Select your
LUMBER.
Delivered to an any poi t . n
Kootenay  Lake.
I have a complete suxk
on hand of
ROUGH AND
MESSED LU__>H'>\
SHINGLES.
MOULDINGS, SASH DO''it*
INSIDE FINISH.
COAST FLOORING
and
FINISHED LUMBEK.
Mill nl  PILOT HAY.
Yards, NELSON and LARDO
HEAD   OFFICE
_sr_��ii-SOisr.
J.  A,   SAYWARD.
'Joy conieth in the mom.-'
IfW   THE STAR
JUT, BAKER. . .
Come-- any time of tbe day with
hi_ specialty.
Home Made Bread
Ask your Grocer for it.    These
Grocers carry it :
KlRKPATRICK & WILSON.
J.  A.  IRVING & CO.
MORRISON & CALDWELL.
EAST END GROCERY.
GEO.  HELL & CO.
T. A.  SCAN LAN.
COLE'S  GROCERY,   Hume Add,
HUMPHREYS & PITTOCK.
Wholesale Houses.
NELSON, B. C.
HUDSON
A-RAT-O A.-iO Ml .EUAL WaT_RS
"a HOR**E _ CO., ��� : ��� I'lii'- ->'��'��'������' v"r-
I in,,, awl Cedar btrouis, .Seta .... maun-
facuuers of und wholesale dealers in aerated
waters mid fruli syrups, oolc agcta for Halcyon Springs mineral water, ^___
NELSON SODA WATER FACTORY
���N, AI. Uuuiiiiuis, ijesdr.u,   hvery known
variety of soft drink*.   P. O. Box 88   Tele
phone No 31    Homer Street   *.ol��nn   Hotlera
i the Fmiwus fi?l. Li   ��� Ho      ,   l.r0a  ���    ,r,:..,
v\ u.er.
CIGARS
Kc
OOTENAY GIGAK M.7G   OO. -'
_, nor liiik.l ..'rn il.ii *'!�����' �����. ����� ���" "��� ������
uf..eiurer of " 'toju. .-mil' and ��� Kuo.i
Hollo" brand of ulgurs.
COMMISSION M   RUHANTS
HJ. _VaN3 _    w..
.      Mill.   A IIO U ��,���. ll     >   ��� l'r til   ���
cement, fire li .ok and ui'ue,    . ������  ���     i>i<
steel lallH ,11.11; n ra    in .--10   .    r i.
GHAIN, HAY AixO Ofcri   A_c
BRaUKMAN _ K-ttMiL-ii-ja G-r*.
i.mirKii. Front aireed .\omuti. wnole
_iu dealers In flour, meals, Oto., aim mu
andgralu, _llls..t Kdmonton, Viotoria aiiu
New Westminster, Elevators on Calgary ��
Edmonton Railway.
GEO.   F-   MOTION- Whole ��al��  Ha..
L.rttin and . er;d.   .~rpeci.il quotation   on
o,.i loud lots to all Ivrioionuj points.
GROC-RliiS
AMAUDUNALU _ o��J -u -t er . 1
��� no and Josephine at eeis. wuoic-aic
gro i rs and jobber-, 111 Ul wi uu, glove*, mitts,
buois, ruouors, nmcKin.rws a..d miners' sundries.
���NCORPOr-J AT*-''-eiT0,
We Hope
You will noi be without ihe
necessary liquids to brighten
up Xiu.is.
Just
Received
lv-OOTENAY SUPPLY CO- UMIT,
rV   Vernon street., .NoloO,., lmportus, wli
sale grocers.
Kll-
liolo-
FRESH AND SAl-T MEATS
PATENT YAP011
AND   MEDICAL  BATH
mostofftoaoious in checking disease and
preservlng h tilth, highly recommend
ed oy the Medical Faculty ft-d professional iur_eR. One bath will break up
the most severe cold.
Imperial Silverware
The best goods on the market., beautiful designs, and 1 very article guaranteed for ton years.
Chautauqua Combination 'Writing Desk
and Drawing' Board.
The best Kindergarten Combination
ever lnvehtod for children or young
people. Fully fu'nished with Instruction book; crayons, etc.* invaluable for
home oduoutiou.
PBUAN-S * CO --Haker street, Ncwm,
���   whuiesalo uuaioid in tiOah and ourou
meats,   Culd tslurago.
WfcST KOOTENAY BUTCHER CO*
-Baker btreet -Nblsou.   \v hoiunalodu.il
erfl io fre h and ni. nl ments.
HARDWARE &  MINING SUPPLIES
HBYEKS & CO.-Corner Uaker und
��� Josephine dlreuU, Nelson, wholesale
dealers in hardware and inining r-upplies.
Agents for Giant Powder Uo
VANCOUVER HARDWARE UO^Y
LiMlTici) linker btreet, iSdr-on, whole
sale dealers m hardware and raining riuppdeH,
plumbern'nnd tioS-lttit'd nuppiie.s.
ELSON   HARDWARE   CO.-Whole
huic paints and oiib.
N
Direct shipment from Europe.
150 Cases Pommery (.'hum.
pagne.
sou , asL-.s of Assorted Liqueurs.
Ask  for   our   Special Christmas
Hamper List.
Hudson's Bay Stores
West Baker St., Nelson,
Telephone 13.
CANADIAN
<
LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.
TURNER, BEETON & GO.-Cornei
Veruoii anU Josephine p-treei^., Ne'.son
wholesalo dealeii-i in liquors Cigars and dry
goods. Agent*-for I'-ibn, iirewui^ <'o of Mil*
WO  keo and Calgary Brewing Co. of C-.lgajy.
H
UDSON'S BAY CO.-^hoirsale g>o-
cenusand liquor-., e e., liaker .^l., NolSuD
PROVISIONS, PRODUCE & FRUITS
JY GRIFFIN A OO-���Oorner Vornon
��� and JoHophiue dtreetfl, Nelson, wboicsnle
dealers in provisions, cured meals, butter und
eggs.
The Silverware and D**skp ore most suitable
for Chri-lmas urc-enis. Call and inspect goods
at my olllce,  11.ill street between Haker and
Vernon.
SASH AND DOORS	
NELSON SAW AND PLANING
MILLS, 1_imitki>���Corner From and
Hiill StreetH, Nelson manufacturers of and
wholesalo dealers iu sash * d doors; all kinds
of factory work made io order.
J0HM BLANEY. ffi-'SU
ill bin.
ACETYLENE GAS
Every Man
VANSTONE'S DRUG STORE. -Uor.
11U    .loM'iilllln- 1111(1   I i.i I. rr   d'.cuUl.     Atft8.
for Ciilcin.n lltirbi.le unit  Wetland Acetyleno
Ga  Miiohino Co.
likn.i lu .Iri'SK in Fashionable nnd
Nice Filling Garnients if he ,*an
rlo i>n nt a reasonable price. My
Fall uml Winter Samples are now
complete iu Suitings, Overcoat! V
ami Fancy VeBtings, Give mi r
call and 1 will quote you prnjs
tbat will aslnnisli you.
Ladies' Tailoring   in   all   its
Iir, nclies, a specialty.
_   ASSAYER'S SUPPLIES	
W">. TEETZEL& CO Con lt Baker
��� and Jodopniii street -, Nelson, wholo-
sale dealers in a-sayer's supplies. Agents for
Denver Kin- Clay Co. of llenvor. Colorado.
Stevens SSL
Rooms i and 11
Clements-Hillyer Block
Tbomson Stationery Go., Ltd.
NELSON, B. C.
A. R- BARROW, A.M.I.C.E.
Provincial Land Surveyor,
('timer Victoria and Koolenay Sts.
V. O, iinx MS. Telephone No. Di
1,1 c ORH1BM, H. A.. 0. K���PROVINCIAL
1 > Land .Surveyor. Kurveys of mineral
olalms liLiiiir-, eto. Agent for obtaining Crown
QranU, Oflloo Turn.ir-Boookh block Nolson,
H. ('.
E. J. SCOVIL
iii.iM. ii,mu.i ii,     Mirim rim.ir.
Wlndoriiioro Minor.   CorroaponilencoBol'nltod
WlNDKKMFKE. B. 0.
TOYS
This Week
We will store them
for you till Xmas
Eve.
Drue &
BOOk 60.
Opera House Store
We  have  several snaps   in   House
property:
B lv omits and at tie, 2 lots, corner Stanley.. $1,500
4 Kooimb, 2 lots. lovely situation  1,000
J Hoonis. nice eiUtu*. improved lot    900
,i Ltoomb,   lime foundation, cellar full Hizo 1,550
ii tin. nn- Vernon Rtreet, 2 lots, excolloni.
value  1,350
li Room s. down town  new, all conveniences, reined at Slltl  2,150
8 Konius,  iarge  verandah, 2 lots,  dead
cheap   3,300
8 ItootiH, nil conveni-inees, 2 lot.-;, new  2,600
GEORGE   GURD,
With F. L  OSLEB,
MARA  BLOCK    BAKER  ST.
Real Estate b Mines-
Bennett's Improved
Safety Fuse
As    Supplied     British    Admiralty.
AND SOO LI.\E.
The direct route from
KOOTENAY COUNTM.
to all points
EAST   and   WEST.
First-Gins" Sleepers on nil trains Intm
���EV_L3TO-__ KOOTENAY 1-IKi.
TOUBIBT OARS pusx Medicine Hat
.liiily mi- Si. l'n'il, Sundays and Wednesdays for   Toronto,    Fridavs   lor
Mi ml i ca I and  Hn-ton.
Same ca a pa-s Rt-volsioke one day
earlier
White Countered
G-utta Percha. -
BANKERS AND BROKERS.
aEO.SKALLER&CO.
tCONSOL, STOCK UXCHANOE BLDO.
60*62 Brodway,    New York
LOTS OF MONEY
can bo made through speculation with doponit
of $:iu.(.)fl [thirty dollars] upward lor ��� por cent.
margin upward] on atock Exchange.
The greatest fortunes have beon madu through
speoulatlona m stockH, Wheat or Cotton.
If you oro Interested to know how speouln-
biona are conducted notify us and wo will send
you Information and market letter free of
charge.
Usual oommlsslons charged for executing
orders.
Government-  .llunl Iimi   and    KHllrond
bonds quotations furnished on application for
purohasOi sale or exch mge.
Nelson Gleaning; and Dyeinp
Establishment.
S. I). PIEERE Prop.
Ladies' and Gents' Clothing cleans I
dyed, altered and repaired.
SATISFACTION   GUARANTEED
llVi.r ���l 4'l��rl.��' I.,,"-'! \iimi\
Fraternity Hall
Cor Ittilu'r A K.i.il.nnv sis.
can be rented fur Concerts, Lectures,
Dances, Banquets and every kind ol en
t.'i'tniiiiii' nt. ({mid ante-moms, cloak
moms, Kltohen nud dining room furnished.   For term* apply
DR. K. 0. ARTHUR  Oity
Will Not Crack or Break.
Absolutely safe  in all  weather
conditions.
Pope's liners' Safety Match
Minimizes   risk   from   firing   fuse
Everything to recommend it.
Ask your dealer for them.
Manufactured by
William Beoielt Sons k Go.
Cambourne, Cornwall, England.
rowlandIiachin,
General Agent Tor Oilman.
LAWRENCE   HARDWARE  CO.
Distributing Agents.
C. D. J. CHRISTIE
GENERAL BROKER
Money to Loan
Collections^ Solicited
FOR~SALE.
A 11 room house (new), rented
at $40 per month     83,000
An 8-iooni ho se   (now),  two
corner lots       2,700
(BothAl IniyM	
l Doors West Dominion Express Oflice
TAILORING
CLEANING
REPAIRING
ARTHUR GEE,
Opposite Olurku Holel.       Nercbaut Tailor.
CONNECTIONS
To and from Rnbson, Rosfllnnd.
Ex. Sun. Kx. Sun.
7.10 Lv.        NELSON A r 10.40
18.00 Lrv.daily NELSON daily Arr.21.40
Morning train connects f r .-11 points
in BOUNDARY OOUNTRY,
livening train connects tn mid from
Main Line and points i.orth, and lex,
Sun.) from all points in BOUNI'ARY
OOUNTRY.
KOOTENAY KIVER ROUTE,
Daily. Str. Moyie Dmly,
23.00 Lv. NELSON        Arr. 16.20
Connects Koolenay Landing "itli
Crow's Nest Branch tminB both ways.
KOOTEN'AYL.VICE-K VSLO ROUTE
Ex. Sun.        Sir. K.tkn      Ex Sun
10.00 Lv. NELSON Arr. 11.01)
Tue., Tbur., Sat., to Argenta anil
ret., leavinn KhhIo nt 20k.
SANDON AND SLOCAN POINTS.
Ex. Sun. Ex. Sun.
9.00 Lv. NKLSON Ar. 14.20
4 hrs NELSON to ROSSLAND ms4
For rotes ami full Information address r.onf
est local agent, or
O. K. BKASLKY Oity PaMOngor Anonl
K. W. DIIBW, Ageni-Nel��n
W. F. ANDKHSON, K. J, 10V1.K..
Trav. Pass. Agonl,.
Nel>,*n
A  U. I'. Ager.l
V'.trr'r Iir
NOTICE TOJDREDITORS.
In the matter of llie "Uompnnio-, JJ i
[I'I
Act. 1SH8," anil In tbo tniiili'r of tho ''_WrS
Poorinan Uol.l Mining Company, wniiiiHi,
liquidation. ,..,,,,���niiii.
Notice ii hereby giv.-n thai at an ���"���!'���'>    '
ary general meeting of tho NoIhoii Inini
Gold Mining Company, Limited, It'���''' -N<��    .
lior 17l.li, USO, duly oouvoned, n special resmu
tion requiring the said onmpany lo i"    ��"
up was duly pa<sod; wbioh re-olulloial a suo
se.tnent oxtraordiiiory gem ral in.-.-i"'",,,   ..
said oompany, also dub oonvenoi . anil nun
Dcoombor nth, 1889, was duly cpnflrm u.    . .
At such lii-il'nicni loned fflMtlnrlu   I   1��'|,
montsof William Murray Boto'priotlli" w
of Vancouver Province of Brit'sh tfluni
as liquidator and Charles O. Bonnott 01 in��
santo place as Inspeclor, for tho purposos oi
Winding up were coiilirined. ,.,'���,,1Twiiit'-i
Notlco Is also given l|iii'sui.nt to     I�� I'" ,
Winding Up Act, 181*" ������'��?����� $&    S
creditors of nnd others having alainis upon    ,
said company, ��Mrequired poor beforo"" i"""
day of January, A. II.. lflOO to send 11"
and uddi'i
claims ii
held hy
Merclmn
;id^scsVh.;,;!rlicuhns,,f WJ^J-
san.l the niitu-o of the securi"������ ' !j
hy them to will i.ni Murray now_
 hauls' Bank at llnlifi.x. V winonur, u. ^
the llqiildiitoi- of tho said oompany. ,  ,
Notfoeis further given Un ' . ,,0,,i
mentioned date the snid lloulltator �� " . ���������-
todistribute the assets S'.&?n having �����
among the parties entitled Uieroro, '�� hm
ganl only to tho olalms of which hi  snuu
Uutod at Vancoincr. II. <!...!,',''MI1'
OS1IOIINK PLUNKKTIi.        v ���.
Macklitnon Hiiilding. OronVlUe - tron-i
couvor, B, C. ,      .j Unuldator.
Hollciior fur lhe siuu i"   " "     ,.,..
Sharehold.-i-H In the sola cmpy ,,,.
qunstod to forthwith forward their ���� ,,,.,
tillcates to Hie -aid Hcfflldsto* I' ^���.0(|ily
dlslrlbutloiiaccui'ing thereon innj  ou   ��
adjusted. ���-
Parisian Hair Dressing
Parlors
,,,,,'til  nf II""
Are now open.   A largo �������"jnVralr Tonto
G.'ods,   Fiiclnl  Trciil'itcnls I     .. '    (a'tiins
UdlM -hmild not be without om lw-<'
Boom 1, Viotoria Building. NELSON DAILY MINER, THURSDAY,   DECEMBER 14,  1899
A OORNER STONE
WELL AND TRULY LAID   AT THE
NELBON GAS WORKS-
intention of
A Large Gathering of Prominent Oitiauns
Witness tho Interesting Ceremony
Performed by the Mayor,
"January 1, 1000." This mav apem
to bo tixkini! time by tbo forelock, but
flucb was the significant inscription
on the chief corner stoue lain with nil
due ceremony yesterdhy at the Gas
Works, Aiikiiib those who took part
in tlm proceedings which form an i tn -
pnrtant epocb in the history of Nelson,
were: Mayor Neelnnils, \V. F. Peters,
L. M, Lay, Dr. Arthur, Halifax Hall,
A lil. Pletoher, .1. K. Btraohan, W,
A Galliher, Aid. Hilljer. Kev. R.
Frew, G. McFarlane, I). Morris, resi
dent engineer; Env, Akhurst, H, E.
Beasley, Aid Beer. H. It. Bellamy,
It. M. Macdonald, B. R, Cameron, C.
D. Jarvis, W. J. Thompson, H J,
Mvnns, City Engineer MoOullooh, E,
Ferguson, H. Burnet, Chief of Police
Jarvis, etc., etc
A oavity in the stoue contained a
casket in which worn lodged a copy of
the Nelson Miner and Tribune, a list
of nlficera nnrt contractors, list of oifi-
cers of Nr'lsun Coke & Gas. Co., a copy
of the franchise granted the ootnpany
by the City, and the names of the presiding mayor, aldermen, aud corporation officials.
Shortly after 11 o'clock, the big stone
wns swung into position and Mayor
Neelands was banded a trowel. A few
scientific turns und an artful touch of
tho trowel and all was firm.., His Worship declaring the stone well and
truly laid amidst applause. He then
briefly addressed the assemblage, congratulating Mr. Morris nud his assistants upon their good work anil the
company upon its enterprise ill putting up such substantial works and in-
vetisnjj their money in Nelson. He
wished all concerned the success they
so richly deserve.and concluded hy saying: "Recently we hnvo hart a great
deal of gas on the streets and in the
Council chamber (Laughter) but now
we can have it in our homes, to give
ns light and beat." Mr. D. Morris,
the resident engineer, under whose
supervision the works are being carried out, thanked His Worship for .his
kindly expressions of fueling, nnd
those who bad honored the occasion by
their present e. Mr. Morris explained
thnt the building would be in even
more advanced state, but that there
were several delays wiih material,
etc., and the elements wore somewhat
against them. However the wirks
would lie pnsbed to completion, and as
soon as possible the gus would lie supplied.
Tho Mayor culled fnr three cheers
for Mr. Morris, which rnng through
the air for as many inimites, to be followed by a "tiger" of nn less volume,
Mr. W. A. Galliher responded to n
call, and complimented the Gus Company npon their practical hnsiii"ss
methods, and the progress they were
making with their work. It showed
that they Im.i confidence i" Nelson,
and Nelson wonld no doubt show their
cnntideiice in the company and support
it.
Aid. Fleteher followed, stating that
he wns pleased with the title of the
concern, the Economical Gas Co,, and
hoped ihat bv economy they would be
able to do much for the consumers in
the way of cheap  rates.   (Laughter).
Mr. Peters spoke of "the natural
bond of sympathy" which existed between iho Tramway Company and tha
Gas Company, both of whom were
working on City charters. Ho complimented the Economical people nn tbe
good work they were doing and wonld
not indulge iu nio'O gas.
Rev. R. Frew said th it he knew
nothing of gas, nevor having been in
the Oity Council, (Laughter) bnt this
was the lirst Economical thing he
struck since lie came   to   the   eimuiry.
He ventured to hope tbat tbo company
wonld grow until the present spacious
Imil.liiips would become too small for
them, und possibly be turned into a
penitentiary,   (Laughter).
Mr. R. M. Macdonald hoped that the
reverend gentleman wonld not be there
ii iho ens works ever became a penitentiary.    (Laughter).
the present oompany to
keep pace with the times, and to es-
talilish coke ovens etc., i tc.
Mr. McFarlane was culled upon, but
said be was not there to make a speech.
He wus only the apparatus, Mr.* Morris was the gas.    (Laughter).
The ceremony concluded very hap-
pily, those present engaging an inspeo-
tion of the works nud other favors.
^��-*>*>i*ViiA*\��VVV^��>��V*AA/i^����V'i��V>��^**^'^^
S**VAA*-.VVVVV-��\.*JVV<��V.*
CHRISTMAS   PRICES   COMMENCE   TODAY!
������������������*���<'���*���*���������*��������������-��
LOCAL AND PERSONAL
J. E. Anuable yesterday closed a
'eal tor the Victoria Hotel, W. E
MoCandlish being the purchaser ami
the price 14,800.
Members of the recent C. P. K. excursion to ilie Boundary district, are
requested to meet this afternoon at 6
0 Clock in thi Pnair Hotel.
Mis. W, A. Macdonald yesterday afternoon gave hor first reception in her
new house on Stanley Street. Her
drawing rooms were crowded with thfl
elite of Nelson society.
_ Arrangements are being made for
the holding of the at. Saviour's Sunday Sohool animal party on the 8rd of
January, 'lhe bapnv gathering will
take place in the Odd   Fellow's  Hull.
The tramway service was to bave,
been inaugurated yesterday, bnt owing
to the burning of the armature when
tbe current was turned on, a delay ot
a. oouple of days bus been found necessary.
There are still a number (if railway
emit meters iu town awaiting the decision of the 0. P. K. authorities at
Montreal us to the contiuct for the
building of the branch from Nelson to
Balfonr.
The Boundary Creek Times apologises for not starting as a daily on
the 1st instant ns it promised. The ile-
lav is occasioned by the nonariival ot
the necessary plant which has long
been ordered.
The sidewalks, especially on the
higher grades, have become dangerous,
so slippery aro tbey. Yesterday a
quantity of sawdust was distributed
on the Stanley Street sidewalk���an
example which it is hoped the City
Engineer will follow on other equally
steep grades.
A meetiug of the lacrosse and hookey
clubs of Nelson will be held in the Fire
Hall this evening at 8 o clock. A
proposition bas been received fiom
Kossland for thn establishment of a
Kootenay league, and the meeting has
been called for tbe purpose ot discussing the subject. A large attendance
will no in the interests of sport.
There was a meeting of the Hoard of
Licensing Commissioners last night,
the Mayor presiding, with Dr. Form
and Aid McKillop in attendance. All
the City liquor licenses were renewed
��� four wholesale, two bottling, 15 ho
tels. and six saloons. There was no
opposition, and having formally passed
them, the board adjourned to January 6th.
The Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace,
who have been around collecting subscriptions towards the establishment of
their school iu Nelson are reported to
have met with great encouragement,
It is the intention of the I ulins to secure some temporary school bouse,
lending the erection of the substantial
structure which tbey hope to put np
oai ly next year.
There was a mo-tina of the Hospital
Hoard yesterday, at which a good deal
of routine business whs transacted.
The new wing to the building, which
doubles the cup ariiy cf the institution
was reported complete, and arrange
nient for furnishing same were dismiss
ed. The offer of the St. Andrew's Society to furnish a "St. Andrew's
Ward," was thankfully accepted.
The Nelson Lodge No 38, A. F. &
A. M., met last night and held their
annual election of officers, The foi
lowing gentleman were elected : Hro.
S. P. Shaw, Worshipful Muster; Hro.
Fred Irvine, Senior Warden; Bro.
Harry E. Coiinon, .Junior Warden;
Bro G, L. Lennox. Secretary; Bro.
F. B. Pollard, Treasurer; Uro. Rev.
R. Frew, Chaplain; Bro. Malt by,
Tyler,
The ynnng lads of Nelson appear to
thinK that they enjoy a full monopoly
of certain sidewtiks for sleigh-riding,
People who have to use these thorough-
fares protest in vain. The danger is
Becoming so glaring that many think
the   police    should     interfere.    There
would  be no  serious objection to the
ynmit'siors coasting where there is little or no traffic but the most frequented sidewalks in the Citv ought not to
bo used as toboggan slides.
At the City Hall last night Chief of
Police .lurvis was the recipient of a
presentation and address The address
read: "The mayor, aldermen and
municipal OrHoers of Nelson ask your
acceiiiance of tha accompanying dinner
set and   cheque   as   a   small   token of
their esteem  uu   the oooaslon of yom
marriage, and desire to express their
best wishes for yonr nnd Mrs. Jarvis'
future welfare and happiness." Mayor
Neelands made the presentation, which
was feelingly acknowledged by the
chief.
W. F. Tye,   superintendent   of
WINTER
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Win  not gel a pair from us.-
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M. Yates and wife, Silverton ; William
Haywood, Columbia, B. C. ; Joseph
B, Dabean, Spokane; K. G Shier and
wife, Port Steele; O O, Furrull.
Moyie; E Bray, Fort Steele; W. Fulton, Lander, Man ; Annie Richards,
Cornwall, Eng. ; Pedro Cberbo, Kus-
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SI." GEORGE KlRKPATRICK DEAD
His Demise Causes Great Sorrow in
His Old Home, Kingston.
Toronto, Ont., Dec. 13.���Hon. Sir
George A. Kirkpatrick. formerly Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario, died nt an
early Pour this morning. Ho has bi-m
ailing about two years.
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Kingston. Out, Dec. 13.���The death
of Sir George Kirkpatrick nt Toronto,
causes deep sorrow in this city, his old
home. He was beloved by all classes
of citizens. The funeral takes place
to Cataraqui Cemetery, where the remains will lie along side those of
the late Sir John A. Macdonald nud
Sir Alexander Campbell.
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QUESTION RAISED AGAIN.
Kio de Janerio, Dee. 13.���Tbe Government of Brazil will generally protest against the award of the arbitration tribunal of Paris on the part of
the frontier between tho Cotingo and
Takutu Rivers, which territory, it
says, belongs to Brazil aud was not included iu the protocols establishing
the tribunal which arbitrated the British-Venezuelan questions.
Patenaude   Bros. QUESTION:
For Fine Clocks
and Watches
We have received a lot of
Ben ui 1 HI China Clocks lit
remarkably low figures,
The   nre timekeepers  and
Whal   shall   I   buy   for a  Xmas  Present V
Justgodbwn to Kirkpatrick rS: Wilson'--,
and you can find articles too numerous to
mention.
Our   Xmas   Stock   oi  Glassware, Crockery, etc . lias been so well
will make useful presents, j bought '.Hat we now havo  shelves heavily laden with Gifts already put
iway for the coming 25th of December, iS.jij.
Tiie   Pactolus   Gold
Mines, Limited.
Patenaude Bros
Watchmakers,
and    Opticians.
Nelson,    -    B. C.
Christ mas /���'rices !    Goods must be sold!    Inspection solicited.
P. O. Box K and VV. Telephone 10. Baker Street
KIRKPATRICK "&" WILSON.
IrrTvFrrr��� rr: The Nelson ElectricTram way Co.Ltd.
M li It'll l;il.i'!i al   llir   Mood  [calls on lo lor- i J
tiute*���Shakespeare*
Head Office, Nelson, B. C.
Capital $1,500,000 in $1 Shares
One Hinnlveri Thousand Treasury
Shares nf this Company are now offered to the imlilin at five (5) cents per
share. Applications for (same to be
made to the Hank of Pritish Columbia,
Nelson, on or hefote noon of Monday,
December IK, 18H9. A certified che.pie
to cover the amount applied for to accompany each application.
NOTICE.
The Commissioner appointed by tbe
Dominion Government to enquire into
the conditions affecting the mining
interests of British Columbia; the al-
leg'-tj inipoi'iitioii of alien labour, etc,
eic, will be held in the Conil House,
in N,i son, 'oilav, the 1-itli December
instant, at 10 o'c'ock a in.
it. C. CLUIE, Commissioner.
Prospectors, Mtoioil
Young Men, Become Your
Own Assayers-
Throe months will lem-li you Annoying for
Gold, Hllvor, Copper. This dopartmenl �� in
rli"vf nf t'f'f. sulci-, Honor Graduate nf
MoGIII Untvoreit).
1.1 vo unit loam now, ohoaper Hum Ton now
live.
DO
YOU
FULLY
REALIZE
That yon are today in the most likely
pint of the world in whioh to make a
fortune? Why not stop and consider
this?
Mining Stocks
Bought and Sold.
Big Horn, 0,le of the mos*
0 '   promising prospects
in the Ymir District. A limited
amount pooled stock now on sale.
Tena and       and others worked
Mary  Belle hJ tJler^esT5n
J Canada Cold .M111-
ine* Co., is one of the safest buys on
the market. Thorough inspection
cordially invited.
House   anil   lot   f r   .ale,   close   to
business part of city.   Prloe $2,000.
LOTS FOR SALE ON EASY TERflS
Large number Choice Building Lots adjacent to the
line of their Tramway. For price and terms of sale apply
at the office of the Company, Macdonald Block, Corner of
[osephine  and Vernon Streets.
T. C. DUNCAN, Secretary
SMOKE "BOYAL SKAL"   CIGARS.
W. P. DICKSuN
E. H. H. APPL.EWHAITE
J. McPHEE
oTi,
-CALL ON-
ELECTRIC SUPPLIES
Complete Electric Equipments for Llectric Power Transmission and lighting for ...ines,   towns,   etc     Llectric   Fixtures, LampsRell*". Telephones, Annunciators, etc.
Josephino S* NELSON,  B. C.
P. BURNS & CO.
Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants
HEAD OFFICE NELSON, B. C.
II.   A    Pl{( )SSEE Branch Markets in Rowland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo
broker I Sandon. Three Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.
Ward Street, and get In 011 the around Boor I Orders by mall to any branch will have carefn! and prompt attention.
Oorrospondonco Bullultod,   NoWlldCaU, ^____________���___________________
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Rev. Akelinrat   said   that   not alone  Htrnetin   nn   the Columbia & Western
was lie exiienteii to supply a little pulpit uas evsry Sunday, bnt lie was also
supposed to be responsible for the
aeotylene gas for the church, (ljinigh-
ter).
Aid. Beer Hpoke briefly and to the
point, aa did also Aid. Hillyer, the
lntler remarking on the energy of the
eonip'iiiy in undertaking to ,mt up their
lniildingH at this hbohou of the year,
instead of wnitinst till spring when
Iho work oould be done nineh  cheaper.
Mr. Beasley spoke of the rapid
growth of Nelson. The day before the
Tramway Company had run its first
ear, mid today was laid the foundation stono of n big gBH works.
Dr. Arthur joined in the general
congratulations.
Mr. F. Burnet, tbe general manager
nt the Nelson Onke & Ons Oo., assured his hearers that oapitnlist* in the
enst had a high opinion of Nelson, ns
evidenced by the amount of capital
they havo invested here.    It   was  tbo wherever it is found.
division of the O. P, R., returned from
Montreal yesterday. Seen by a Miner
man hist night, Mr. Tye said that,
while the tenners foi tlio branch from
Balfonr to Nelson were under consideration, no award had as vet been
made The explanation is tlmt the tenders have been sent in in such n variety of forms that it is liillieiilt lo arrive at a conclin-ion. Mr. Tye rather
inferred that there is no probability
of a decision being arrived nt within
tfee-ncj-t few days.
Messrs. Wndds Bros., of Vnneouver
ond Nelson, have beon nntillrd that
the Princess nf Wales is nineh pleased
With B photograph of Miss Kvelinn
Kichnrrls, the English lady who BO-
oompanien the British Yukon I'tilil-
fields Expedition and who is now acting as the English correspondent for
several British papers. Her Royal
Binhnesa thinks the photograph very
interesting   and is   pleased to iicB(.t it.
It is probably a revelation to the people of England thai the Dominion of
Canada is not altogether devoid of artistic ability. The Princess of Wales is
oue of the readiest women ill the
world to acknowledge talent aud ability
Board nnil tnntruetion in Assaying, all (or
Iwenly-six dollars pi't'liionlli.
Wrii.'io the I'l-itiuitia],
Rev.J.W.SipPRKLL,B.A.B.Q.
Now Westminster.
All cliisso- of learning maybe im.i in litis,
ih,- only Coll ge of lis kind in iho West.
Waverly
Hotel
NELSON, B. C.
BOARD AND ROOMS AT
REASONABLE    PRICES,
1
Will Open on Wednesday.
Jan. 3, 1900.
BOOKKEEPING.
SHORTHAND,
TYPEWRITING.
Tbo loading foature��.   Intending studonti   ,
may register at o toe.
TIIK COMMERCIAL DEPARTMENT will
bo under the oontrol or M. U Ha tray. >t
teacher of eight on j(''>'V oxportonoa
THE SHORTHAND AND TYPEWRITING
DEPARTMENT will beoonduoiod by MUh
B. K. Morrill, im��' of "The Bxpoaltor itaif, [
Brantford.
Victoria Streot near City Hall.
TADDY & CO.
ESTABLISHED 150 YEARS                            LOnUOll,
Eng.
"ORBl!        Brand and
v  KCl lit. IV Navy Cut Tobaccos.
Ont,
Ascnis fob C��n��di. 1 JAMES TURNER A CO.. Humilton
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RATTRAY  &   MERRILL
; To Contractors ml Biilm
NEXT DOOR TO OPERA HOUSE.
0. A- PROSSER,   Manager.
A   SNAP!
Machinery and Stoma of the
Doratha Morton
MINE   FOR   SALE.
For particulars apply to
J. C. T. CROFTS, MIMEOHE.
Maker Siruut, Nolton
COAL!   COAL!
Great Reduction!
You i'hii Hiivr money liy
imyiiiK your
iWlb $9.65 Per Ton
Plate, Sheet and Ornamental   0R0^i]J"tOT $6.15 per Ton
Glass from dblivbrbd.
R. H. WILLIAMS, KSUON, Agont foi
���. w. mellor,   c.W.WEST&CO.
9 TKUTIHINK HI!.
VIOTORIA. B.O.
NELSON WINE CO.,
F.J. BRADLEY & CO.
I'AINTERS anil
DECORATORS.
whrre you enn dopant* on K.'tilnK the botl     fly theonly flnt clan undertaker In Nelwn,
ttran.lh In thi market fin., any mmnllly film.   Mil. A. W. I'l'ltllY.   Atltlrcsr-
IOC, 1111,     1'riCOrl ClUrllOl DO (llrtllUti'd, ���       ...  .,._.  ,  .. ���,
���I'lliiM- mi NBLSON PUHNITURB Co.
Frank A. Tamulyn,  Mgr.,       i Ai.,.u-wi,aitc Block.    Bakor it. oor. Sootcr-ai
_ ��� ., I    Or tit roMdiiiicc on Billcii  rrtro.it,   KhkL of      BoHden will lln.l ll to their advantage lo
Baker otrebt, Nelson   jo��eiihino. B*r*MWluiBndU] &oo.onPalntuig.
SIGN WORK A SPPC1ALTY.
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""������'*. NELSON DAILY MINER, THURSDAY, DE.CEMBER 14, iSffl
COMMR CLUTE
OPENS COURT.
Continued from Firet Pnge.
operation about that number would bo
require.,"
' How many men oamo in rofpoiiBe
to llm advertUemmil''" asked the com-
mi isiouer.
Tha witness said he did not know
Mr. Campbell asked how many un-
e nployod miners there weie in the
Slocan af the time .if advertising.
Witness: "Spunking of Sandon, I
shonld say about 100. "
Mr. ('lute: "Could a suffloient
number of British Columbian mibjeots
bo obtained for tlio mines if they were
working full oapaaity?"
Witness: "Not nt present."
To Mr. Campbell���' Of the dossen or
so men who applied tu me I enn only
recall one who went to work.''
"What reasons did these men assign
for not going to work?"
"Two nf them told me that tbey
were met by the Union men and told
not to go to work.'
Mr. J. J. Campbell deposed: "I
am connuntod with the Hall Mines as
assistant manager and obief accountant, and am secretary of the Nelson
Mines Association."
Mr. Clute: "Are the conditions Im-
tiveen Slocan and Nelson different.''
Witness: "Yes, and not alone between the two divisions, but nlso he-
tweon mines in tho Slocan."
Witness proceeded to explain the differences, and added that the conditions
which would induce men to choose
wonld bo the proximity of the mine to
town, the bnnkhouse accommodation,
etc., rather than the quality of the
ore. Most of the mines in the Nslsan
division were at work.
"Have you had any d i Hi cn 1 ty in
gelling men at the Silver King'*''
" Yes, during the current year. Until i his eight-hour law was established
1 never heard of diffloulty or trouble
of any kind between the men ami the
mine owners. The relations with the
men nl the Hall Mines aro pleasant
enough now. We require more men
now, and although our relations are
pleasant we have not done as much
w.irk or employed as many men. We
find n diffloulty in getting skilled miners The demand is greater than the
supply. There has been no strike or
shut down in the Silver King."
Mr. Olnte invited any of the work'
ing millets present to testify.
One of the Union men explained
that their principal officer, Mr. Wilks,
was away nt Moyie, and would be
hack next evening. The sneaker said
that he did not think any of tlio men
would care to give evidence until Mr.
Wilks' return.
There being no other available   wit-
8o, Matabele   Gold   Keefs   have   been
down as low as i'S "out dosed at   -68.^.
Rhodesia Exploration fell a }4 and
small declines took plnce in Globe and
Phoenix, Mashonalaud Agency and
Rhodesia Goldflelds
In tho Kaffir market, Rand Mines
are lower,Hast Bands steady, De Beers
weak, Wemmers Knights, and Gelden-
tines Ksrates lower on account of the
absence of war news from the front.
On the other band Mortderfontein, New
Primrose. liaiidfoe.teiii,Robinson Gold,
Heriot, Henry Nourse and Angelo nre
eaoh a quarter lower.
In the miscellaneous shares very little business is reported and tho only
improvement of note is in tho Indian
section, Ooregnm, which is quoted nt
!M:I,.    New ZenlandB are lower.
In British Columbians He Roi and
ymir are about lhe only shares that
have in anyway heen dealt in. London
and Globes are fairly steady at 28s.
In the West Australian market,shares
art' evidently waiting for something
to turn up as tbey are certainly affected by the other markets, consequently
thero hnvo heen more falls than rises
in this section.
AFTER AGUINALDO.
He is Hard   Pressed   and His Chief of
Stan" Killed,
Manila, D>c. 13.-A dispatch just
received from Cervantes says Major
Marsh completely routed General Del
Piiar's force on December 2, in a fight
on a mountain 3.000 feet above the
sen. Del Pilar was hilled and two
Americans were killed and mil"
wounded. On December 3 Minor
Miirtrh was about 24- hours behind
Agninaldo who had believed he bad
found an inaccessible refuge. Aguiualdo was greatly affected on hearing of
the death of bis chief of stall and instantly prepaid! for flight.
GERMAN  BUDGET DEBATE.
Dr. Von. Miguel Replies to the Criti
cisms of Emperor William's Speech.
Berlin, Dee. 13.���In the Reichstag
today there was a continuation of the
budget d.'.bate. Dr. Von Miguel, Minister of Finance, replied to the criticism of the Emperor's Hamburg speech
made by Dr. Liebert the Centrist leader. He said the. speech hnd found a patriotic echo in the hearts of millions of
Germans and bad also beon a warning
against tlio excessive growth of the
power of party politics. The navy bill,
as announced, was not beyond the financial strength of Germany, and the
Centrists, he asserted, would ultimately
admit tho necessity of it. Herr Satler
on behalf of the National Liberals said
ne hailed with great satisfaction the
favorable sentiments of America towards Germany, adding, "since, how-
evei, America formerly went very far
in repressing German interests, it is
just America against whom wo must
strengthen out power.
NOTHING OF IMPORTANCE
Now York, Dec. 13.-The trial of
Roland B. Molineux for the killing
of Mrs. Katharine Adams, was continued today, hut nothing of importance
was elicited.
WANT   GOOD ROADS.
Toronto, Onl , Dec. 13.-Fifty representatives uf municipal councils,
throughout tho Province, met yesterday to discuss the good mads movement.
I BUYANYTHING
From a steam boat
to a baby's rattle.
Everything lias a
value at my store.
We are showing a
First-Class Line of
FOR   SALE
CHEAP
Double House and two lots, Cor.
Stanley St. and Mines' Road.
Rents lor $50 per month
Sek Annablb
Two  lots  for  sale,   close  in good
residence site.
Siu; Annablk
House Furniture for 5 roomed
house for sale, and house to
rent.
See Annablb.
RUSSIA  OBJECTS.
St. Petersburg, Dec. 13.���The'speech
of the German Minister of Foreign
Atfairs, Count Von Buelow, in the
Reichstag yesterday, is keenly criticized liero, both by the press and public on account of what are regarded as
pronounced declarations in favor of
German hegemony and their generally
warlike and threatening tone.
A FAVORABLE VIEW.
Mess,    the   court    adjourned   until
o'clock this morning.
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LONDON MARKET  REPORT.
St. Petersburg, Den. 13.���The Novoe
Vieiuvaaud other papers take a favorable viow of Count Von Ruelow's
speech. The Herald says: "Russia is
as convinced of Germany's sincere
love for peace as of her own. Count
Von Buelow, for the first time in
history alluded to this relation between Russia and Germany, and Germany's security in Europe."
PROSSER,
Ward St., Bet. Baker ond Victoria.
GLAZING KALSOMINING
W. STARMER SMITH & CO.
Painting ii Paprtapi
Chimney Sweeping,
Houses, Offices and Stores Cleaned.
All work done by us is guaranteed first class.
Leave orders at otltcc. Wnrd Sireet, opposite
l'ostolllce.
St Leon
Hot Springs
Mineral Water
Put up in Syphons,
Patent Screw Top
Bottles, or Cork
Bottles.
Sole Bottlers,
Nelson Soda Water Factory.
Shares   are   Stagnant���Roview of  E
change   Happenings.
London, Nov. 25. ��� (Special Correspondence of The Miner, j���During the
past week very little business has been
doing on the London market. On the
one hand money is likely to become
dearer, and on the other hand the
Transvaal war is not looked upon as
such a walk-over for the English.
General Buller requires more men and
a further 10,000 are about to be dis-
pat.'bed. Government stocks keep
fir n*.
In the foreign market stagnation is
the-ordei of the day, in all the leadug
foreign stocks such as Argentines, Brazilians and Spanish,in fact all|tlironch
tho list, dullness prevails. The only
active market is American rails.
Southern Pacifies have risen Hi points
sii.r'i. last week and are likely to go
higher, Baltimore and Chios have been
Strong Louisvilles, New York Cm-
1 nils. Eries, Milwaukees and Union
Baeides aro all etter, Iii tbe Canadian market, Canadian Paeilies are good
ami also Grand Ti links. In inn Home
rail market most of ihe various securities are on tbe downward grade In
the Industrial market there has again
beeu a good demand for Colts, which
nie now above par, but VickcTs, Maxims are lower ou the issue of fresh oapital which is to be issued at ��2 premium, Armstrongs aro harder at f-Uj
bul Hotchkiss are lower at Ms. (id.
In Breweries, Allsopps ate steady at
-'I"*4, Guiuesses and Watneys are in
demand, Eastmans and Hammonds are
somewhat better at ��\% and ^respectively. Lipton's wero very dull at
48s, and Dobenta at ��10(1. Lyon's have
beeu duli at ��8%, Salmon & Gluck
stein's 50s. Slaters firm at M'.l1^. Barnaul's also dull at 21s. Kodaks firmer
at Ms. Mutoscopes better ot His.
Coat's cotton are dull nt .tiiT', Spinner's at lis. Wool Combers and Calico
piints are dull. In the various oil
shares, Russian nils are quoted ��2}:it
i'uku Par Anglo-Russian ��8, In the
electric lighting communes little or
uu change is recorded. The various
I heal re shares are nbout the same.
In tho South American mining market
the feature has bum the continual demand for tbe various Rhodesian "hates
at better prices, Chartered!) are lirm tit
i'i1,, llulawayo Exploration  at��8, Us.
COUNTERFEITER   SENTENCED.
Boston, Dee. lil���William Davidson,
one of the baud of alleged counterfeiters recently detected in Winthrop, was
sentenced to serve four years in State
prison by Judge Lowell of the Circuit
Court here today on a plea of guilty.
The indictment charged tho defendant
with counterfeiting $2 bills of the Dominion nf Canada.
COMPULSOR if    EDUCATION.
Montreal, Dec. lil.���The Society for
the Protection of Women and Children,
of this city, is urging tiie necessity of
oompulsory education among children
of parents who   neglect   that essential.
INEFFICIENT FIRE BRIGADE.
Quebec Dec. 18 ���The Canadian Underwriters' Association havo refused
lower lire insuiauce in this city owing
to the alleged inefficiency of the fire
brigade.
Atlantic S. S. Lines
From Portland, Mo.
Allan Lino "Numidian" Deo. 13
Allan Line ''Califol���nian', Doc. 16
Dominion Lino "Dominion"  Doc. 23
Dominion Lino "Cambroman" Dec, 30
Krom New  York
North German Lloyd "Tmvo" Dec 12
merican Lino "St Louis"     Dec. 13
White Star Line "Oceanic"  Doc. 13
Keel Star Lino "Friosliind"  Dec. 13
Cunard Lino "Lneania" Dec. K>
Allan State Line "State of Nebraska"..Deo Hi
White Star Line "Majestic" Dec. 20
Cunard Lin>* ' Etruria , Dec 23
Anchor Line "AnohorieC    Dee. iif
From Boston. Ma*B
Dominion Line "New Knglaiid" Dee. 20
Pannages arranged to and from all European
jioinU. For rates, tickets and full infrrmatien
apply toC. P. H, depot agent or O K. Beasley,
City Passengei Agent. N'el-nn. BJ
W. P. F. CUM MINGS.
General Agent CP R, Oftim*.   W'lnnippg
KOOTENAY COFFEE CO
DUKll GOES HOME,
Now Yoik, Dec. II),���Among the
passengers of the White Star liner
Oceanic for Liverpool today wits the
Unke of Manchester, woo is returning
to bis home owing to the illness of his
sister, Lady Alice Montague.
MISCELLANEOUS
Advertisements Inserted under this head at
Mu; rat" "f on.! eent a wont per insertion. No
advertisement taken for less ihan26oenU.
LOST.��� Blank pocket book, containing
some money  and   notes.    Return   to
Pressor's store for rewind.   T. G. Nelson.
SITUATION \VANTEl).-By Young
Man, in store or olliue, holding On-
taiio P. S. L. certificate, with seven
months' tuition in Primary H. S. Can
give references. Applv, Box 10, Miner
Office,
WANTED.���A Rood, general   servant.
Apply Mrs.   H.    E,    Beasley,   Baker
Street.
WANTED.���By young man, a position
in store or  oflice,    First  class bookkeeper.    Apply, Miner Offloe.
Putt SALE���The furnishings   .if   onn
furnished room,   suitable   for   light
housekeeping.     Apply   Boom It),   over
Toft/els.
(11 lib   WA NTI'JU���To" jjiieTp    servant
during   Xmas   week.     Apply before
noon   Mr.   Bartow,   cornet   .Josephine
and Jdibsoii Streets.
l'\iK SALE OU   RENT.-Si-   roomed
Hiinsc,  modern conveniences.    Pleasant location,  Address P. O,  Box (IH4.
Our Fresh Rousted Coffee of Best
Qualify, as follows :
Java and Arobiim Mochu, per poniul $   40
Java and Mocha Blend, 3 pounds . 	
Ki're Santos, i pounds	
Santos Blend, 5 pounds	
Our Special Blond, (i pounds	
Our llio Koast, (i pounds	
A  I III .11, OIU'I It MII.H 11 III.
Salesrooms :
2 doors east of oddfellows
block, w. baker st.
OlELSON,        - B. C.
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REISTERER^ &    CO,
Brewers of Fine Lager
Beer and Porter.
Drop in  and see  us.
NELSON,
B. C.
Spokane  Falls  &
Northern R'v,
Nelson  &  Fort
Sheppard R v
Red fountain R'v.
The only all rail route without
change of cats between Nelsou it' d
Rossland and Spokane and Rossland
(DAILY.
Lv.   9.16 a.m. NELSON, Ar. 5.20 p.m.
Lv. 11.25 ii.rn, ROSSLAND Ai'.itH),, nt.
Lv,   815 a.m. SPOKANE, Ar.0.15 p.m.
Traiu that leaves Nelson at 9:15 n.tr
makes eloBe connections at Spokane (cl
nil Coast PoiutB.
PasBengors tor Kettle River and Boundary Creek, connect at Marcus with Stat"
Daily.
H. A. JACKSON, G. P. &T.A.
Spokane   Wash
G. K. TAOKABURY,
Agent, Nelson, B. C
Cooking Stoves
Wh!r.h we arc offerine;~a1
VERY   LOW   PRICES.
OALL AND INSPECT.OUR STOCK.
VANCOUVER HARDWARE CO.
LIMITED,
I3_tI?0-ST_I!I*.S   OF
Shelf & Heavy Hardwire,
Etc., Etc., Etc.
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
A SPECIALTY.
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CHRISTMAS   HINTS
A flrnl clftsfl Conferiioniry Store in th*1 proper plnce to flndn
appropriate Xmas wilt.   \Ve would suggosl a box of
Q.   B.   CHOCOLATES
Our 8t'��ck i-i tho largest in tho city.
CRYSTALLIZED   FRUIT
from London, England, i
LOWNEY'S   CHOCOLATES   AND   BON   BONS *
fioin  Now York. f
r
Fruit, Nuts of All Kinds, Toys for the Little Ones, at
PALACE   CONFECTIONERY.
$
Corner Ward and  Baker Streets
J. A. M'DONALD.   J
r
SJ^ ANNABLE
-^
OPERA HOUSE
BLOCK.
FOR MACHINERY
WIRE ROPE AND ROPEWAYS
Bloichbi't and ETallidle systems.
WATER TUBEBOILERS
Babcook and Wilcox, etc.
GAS  and  OIL   ENGINES,
FLEXIBLE METALLIC TUBING, etc.
a>*i'ij.c.t7orofts,m.i.me.
be^m&?k nelson. b. c.
Or to Fergusson & CrtOFTS.Vancouver
ENGINEERS AN1I  AGENTS.     .
ESTIMATES.     PLANS.    REPORTS
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AGAIN
We are before you with a Christmas Stock of Groceries, a stock
well worthy the inspection of any housekeeper, n stock we take a
great pleasure in showing you because the goods aro good, We
have all lhe Latest, Newest, Freshest and Most .Modern Goods
that money can buy and the Eastern houses can offer. Also
goods from France, Germany, Spain, England and Now South
Wales.
Leave us your Christmas order and we will guarantee satisfaction.
Roquefort and Swiss Cheese now in stock.
M. DES BRI5AY & CO.
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.. L. POGUE...
Harness and  Saddlery
Tho leading shop. Large
htock. Beat snorted Btoek
on hand.   Harness, Col-
Irs ot host makes, Waddles, Blankets, Bells,
Whips, H'ii.hi'., Combs,
etc
Prices satinfactory.
Cull and -ee.
Cor. Ward and Baker
streets.
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.
Nelson Harness Shop
The largest stock
and greatest variety of Harness,Saddles,Collars.Blank-
ets, etc., kept in
the Kootenay. A
call always con-
Hall Street, Nelson.
J. M. LUDWIQ.
vinccs.
Nelson Employment Agencv
WANTED.
Twenty Latiorors.    Onok. Two Girls
for Housework.    Three Waitresses.
Young Girl Wants Situation.
CONTRACTS (,TAp:VuKmQnIAMOND
J. H. LOVE, Aq't      Baker f*
CLEARANCE SALE
MiihI ko to niako room for Now GowIh.
Mrs.   McLaughlin's
Will fell below oosthi'r lurg-o mock
uf Mtlllnory nmi OhIldrenB Hoad-
wenr, lii't'BK GooiIh, Iju'iih, oto to
mnko room for now kooiIr.
Merchants' Bank of Halifax.
Incorporated 1869.
Capital Authorized   -   -   -   -   $2,ooo,ooo
Capital Paid Up, $1,500,000, Reserve, $1,250,000.
Head Office:  Halifax, Nova Scotia,
(ieneial Banking Business   ransactcd; Sterling Bills of Exchange  Bought
and Sold, Letters of  Credit, Etc., Negotiated.
Accounts received on the moat favorable terms.   Interest allowed mi specnii
deposits and on Saving Bunk accounts.
BRANCHES IN BBTTISH COLUMBIA.
Atlin, Bennett, Grand Forks, Nanaimo, Nelson, Rossland, Vancouver, Vancouver East End, Victoria, Ymir
Geo. Kydd, Manager, Nelson, RC.
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AU.   KINDS   OF
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WHOLESALE  AND RETAIL
Fish and Poultry in Season
E.   C.   TRAVES.   MANAGER'
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Orders by mail receive careful and prompt attention. ^
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