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Array Daily Edition No. 669.
Nelson,  British Columbia, Monday, December 23,  1899.
Tenth Year
NOTHING STIRRING
FROM flFRIGfl
No More Fighting is Expected Until After
Christmas.
STRENGTHENING   THEIR   POSITION.
Boers and British at Modder River are Strongly Entrenched��� Oonnaughr Pleads in Vain to go
Gatacre's Reconcentrados.
London, Bee. 2a. ��� (ii:'JO a. in.)���The
War Office has reoeived a cablegram
from General Forestier-Walkor, dated
nt Capetown yesterday saying:
"Have no further news of general
situation,"
It may be nlniost safely predicted
thnt nothing will orient- to dny.
A trace either formal or in form nl is
heiug kept for the observance of
Christmas by the opposing forces.
The Duke of Oonnaught has ngain
pressed to he allowed to po to the
front, bnt the Governinoiit declines to
give its assent. Then waving eon
si derations of rank, he offered his services to Lord Roberts in any capacity
ns stuff officer. Lord Roberts con
sented, but the Government again do-
olined.
The Morning Post's correspondent
nt Ohieveley telegraphing on Monday,
Dee. IK, nnd confirming the intelligence  already cable, snys -.
"At dawn todny tho colnmn strnek
rnnip and foriunn a new one three
miles to the south, owing to the scarcity of wnter."
A dispatch from Modder River,
dated December IS snys: "Tho Roers
continue extending tht ir trenches.
Tbey now have nearly two miles nf(
entrenched work dim north of the
British camp which also Is in an ad
mirablc position for defence astbe surrounding country   is   perfectly   level.
The Boers, moreover, are compelled to keep a force estimated at 20,0(10
in order to contain the British column.
A large number of General Me-
th lien's wounded have recovered and
nre leady to resume thoir places in
the ranks.
A dispatch to the Dailv News from
Modder Hirer dated, Dee. IS says:
���'We  nre    waiting   until   England
shall have realized the actual factR. It
hns to he admitted that man for man
we have found ourselves pretty well
mVeiled, but tho Boers has always the
choice of position. Let England then
became nlive to the need for a further
100,000 men. Such a force will prove
the truest economy in both blood and
treasure.''
Capetown, Monday, Doe. 1 .���General GataorP, in order to check insurrection among the Untch colonists and
to prevent disaffected persons giving
information or other assistance to the
Boers has issued a modified concentration order. By its tonus all males
over 12 years old, ol whatever nation
ality, residing outside of towns or villages, bnt within a radius of 12 iuil3s
of military camps now established or
hereafter to be established north of
Sterkeatroom.are required immediately
to vacate their places of rosideuco
and either tn remove to some place
outside the 12 miles radius or to form
a camp in close proximity to the nearest military camp, the spot to be te-
lected by the officer commanding,
where Ihey must reside until further
notice, providing for their own needs.
All persons fo-ind within the radius
without passes will be arrested.
Advices from Colesburg assert that
not many colonial Dutch have joined
the Boers in tbar district.
Certain residents of Mulesbury cole
brated General Gatnore's repulse of
Stormberg by a dinner.
Malta. Dec. 24.���General Kitchener,
chief of staff, to Geuernl Lord Rob
arts, arrived here today from Alexandria. He took British 2nd class cruiser
Dido, which sailed for Gibraltar where
he will join Lord Roberts.
FUNERAL OF   MOODY TUESDAY.   SURVEYING ALA-KAN   COASTS.
Public Service Will Then Be Heard at
Northfleld,
EastNorthfleld, Mass., Dee. 21.���
Yielding to j-ressnre brought to bear by
friends the famih of Dwight L.Moody
today decided to deter the funeral of
Mr. Moody i.nti'. Tuesday afternoon instead of holding it today as atfirst thev
intended to do. Some nf the details
wore arranged during this forenoon
and it was made known luter thnt the
family had consented that pn ilio Ber
vices should be held in tho Congregational church at 2:30 o'cloik. The
body will lie in state at the church
during the morning. Rev. C. J. Soho-
feld, pastor of the church, assisted
by Rev A. R. Torrey of Chicago will
conduct the servicos and addresses will
bo made by men who have been associ
ted with Mr. Moody in his work. Up-
wnrds of 100 telegrams of condolence
from all parts of the United States
hivo beeu received up to 11 o'clock.
Rev. V. H. Mayer of London, who has
been a prominent speaker at Northticld
and who with Mr. Moody held meetings in several of the large cities of the
country last fall, cabled from England.
Among the messages from'this country were those from C'onnnauder Bootli
Tucker, Mr. nnd Mis. John Wnunma-
ker, Louis Klopsch of the Christian
Herald and Oeorge B. Studn, of Lew
Angeles, Cal. Several relatives and
close friends of the family arrived here
during the forenoon.
A SHIPPNG DISASTER.
It Took Nearly All Day to Land the
Surrivors.
Cape Henry, Va., Dec. 24��� The
weather bureau officials at Hatturas.N
O., report that tho British steamship
Ariosto, Captain Barnes, from Galveston to Norfolk fnr coal, wns stranded
on Ooraaoko Beach, six miles sooth of
the Hattoras weather bureau office at
4 o'clook this morning. Tho steam-
shin carried a crew of !!0 men, 21 men
abandoned the steamer and took tc the
boats soon after sho stranded. The
boats wero wrecked in the heavy sens,
and the entire 21 were drowned. Captain Barnes and the remaining eight
men were taken from the ship today
by the crew of the life paving station.
The rescue was effected with diffloulty
owing to tho heavy Hen, the landing
taking up almost the entire day.
STORY OF THE COLUSA.
HARMSWORTH AS DICTATOR.
Political   Claims  of   the   Newspaper
;        Owner aro Not Recognized.
New York, Deo. 24.���Toothing on
the political side of the South African
wnr, the London correspondent of the
Tribune says:
"It is lint likely that there will bo
any cabinet changes, since Mr. Alfred
Harmsworth's claims of a political
dictatorship, by virtue, of having a
string of profitable newspapers under his
personal control, are not recognized.
"This millionaire newspaper owner,
who was a clerk with a modest snlniy
under Sir Geoige Newnets only n few-
year ago, is Lord Rosohery's friend
and aspires to bn a political Warwick
for both parties, with a larRC incidental
increase of the cirnulation of the Daily
Mail, but he lackH sagacity nnd sobriety of judgment. Certainly the Tories arc as littlo prepared for the displacement of Sir Michael-Hicks Beach
by Mr. Chamberlain, as the Liberals
are for Lord Rosohery's return to the
leadership.
HOLLAND IS  NEUTRAL.
Antwerp, Deo 24,-Tho Burgomaster of Rotterdam refuses to allow a
Transvaal play to bo produced, ns it
is of a nature which wonld be regard,
od as insulting by the English. The
Government hns instructed the burgomasters to suppress niiti English demonstrations. It has also prohibited
the formation of a volunteer corps
for the Boers, nnd hns refused to
allow army olllceia to join the armies
of tbe South A"rienn Republics.
TOLSTOI WELL AGAIN.
Moscow, Dec 24.-Count Tolstoi il
now pronounced hy his medical advisors fully restored to his ordinary
hearth.
IMPRESSIVE CEREMONIES.
The Pope   Inaugurates   tbe 1 loly Yoar
in  Person.
Rome, Dec. 24.���The Pope solemnly
I inaugurated the holy year by performing the impiessive   ceremony of open-
I ing the holv door of St,. Peters' catho-
1 dral nt 11 n'clock this   morning.   Thn
ceremony was performed   iii the vesti-
Ibnle which wns Handsomely decorated,
I in the  presence  of the mipal officers
I the members of  tho  diplomatic oorps,
i loading representatives of the  Roman
nobility  nud a number of specially invited guests.   By a nuarter past one he
! had returned to his private apartments,
' having performed the ceremonies with
great apparent satisfaction.    He was
smiling     throughout,   bnt  grow  pale
' and showed   Rigns  of  fatigue toward
! the end.
Profound   silence     was  maintained
i throughout   the   ceremony, snvo when
: the   Pope   gavn   his   blessing,   which
1 evoked   loud vivas.   The weather  was
I fine and an onormous concourse assembled in the precincts of   the   Basilica.
Order   was   preserved   inside   by  the
Pontifloal guards, and outside   by  the
Roynl carbineers and the police.
SOLUTION OF WAR.
New York, Dec. 24.-The Rov.   Dr.
Monties at tbe Spanish and Portuguese
j synagogue yesterday .preached  on  the
solution of war,   what   the defeat of
England would mean for Anglo-Amor-
! ican   civilisation   and   interests.    Dr.
' Mendes   advanced   tin;   theory   of an
! International supreme court of irbitra-
' tion which he  said   would   loatl  continually to the Hiblo   aa   a  "solution
lot war".
All Hands Were Saved After a'.Terrlble
Experience.
Victoria, B. 0., Dec. 24.-Captain
Eart of tho lost bark Colusa, who arrived with his wife nnd til men nf tho
hip ou the Steamer Cottage City this
fternoou, tells the following story of
their experiences.
"The Colusa left Kahulni, where  as
ill be remembered, she wont ashore
on entering that poTt on October 21 and
sailed for Esquimalt to bn repaired.
She was off Cape .Flattery on November H whilo a heavy southeast gale
was raping, which continued until the
22nd The vessel wns then within
three miles of Vancouver Island shore
nbeve Flattery. A heavy sen was running and tlie vessel was forced to
carry more sail, notwithstanding the
gaie. She labored heavily nnd by reason of thn bnlk of water in her bilge
the ballast was tinned to mud. Pumps
wero kept going continuously. On
the 25th the gale increased in force;
driving the ship before it at the rate of
eleven knots per hour. The pumps
kept bringing up ballast and the ship
was getting very tender. All spire sail
and sacks that could be obtained weto
used to keep tho mud in. The whole
crew then came aft and requested me
to abandon the ship and take to thu
heats. Wo, however,continued to pump
and brought np great quantities of
ballast, giving the ship a heavy list to
port. By Deoember 10 she had been
driven towards tbe entrance of Sitka
Kay and an effort whs made to work
her into tho hay, si-<nnls of distress being made continually. On tho 12th the
wind freshened and she was driven to
soa again. The crew then again
came alt nnd demanded that we abandon tho ship while near land before thn
storm inoreased.
"Seeing no further hope ot saving
tbe vessel, botas were put over the ship
left to her fate. Half an hour later
we lost sight of her and I believe that
she foundered tu capsized. Sitka was
reached after four terrible days in a
boat during which time seven men
were trozen, but there were no casualties.
The Surveyors Have Made Then Regular Annual Report.
Washington, Doc. 24.���The aunual
report of tho coast and geodetic survey
for the fiscal yenr ending June 30,
1809, has just been submitted to congress.    The report says:
JTbe work in Alaska was ^divided
among several parties and extended
from lhe bead of tlio Lynn canal and
Porcupine gold districts to the delta of
tho Yukon and the soon to be famous
gold tields of Capo Nome. It was
largely the result of these topographic
surveys in tho region about the Lynn
canal and Poronpinejdistriet that enabled tho International arbitration
commission to arrive at a decision of a
provisional boundary between Alaska
and Canada at those disputed points.
o. H, Tittnmn assistant superintendent of the cast and goedotie snrvey
hns been designated by the United
States Government to officially mark
the line nf the provisional boundary as
settled by the modus vivendi of October 20.
Tho enormous inoieaee of vessels plying to Alaska ports has made necessary
the immediate survey of a coast line of
lu,o00 miles in extent and the publication of ninny new charts,
The ninny dangers of this coast, including tho prevalence of fog, hnve
caused tbe loss of a largo Dumber of
vessels in tho last season; to meet this
unexpected demand as rapidly and ns
fnlly as possible probably in no
single yenr iu the history at the service
has more important work been performed than was accomplished at the
month of the Yukon, Golovin Bay,
Port Safety   and Cape  Nome.
The coming season will doubtless see
whole fleets of vessol.t from every
western pott reaching towards this
modern Goloondft, It is estimnted that
no less than 85,000 persons will reach
tliis desolate coast next Rummer in tiie
rush for gold. The entire front of tho
Yukon delta has been mapped as well
as Cape Nome, which will to a large
degree lesson the dangers to be encountered and prevent many disasters
incident to an unknown coast. Port
Sflfet, a long bay wilh ananow inlet,
making a safe rsfuge for storm-tossed
vessels was discovered about 12 miles
east of Cape Nome.
Golovin Bay was also found to be
navigable for oceangoing vessels.
The vital importance of this work will
he fully appreciated during the next
season.
The issue of charts has been increased over 50 por cent, about 00,000 heiug
published. Notices to mariners giving in detail any change in lights or
buoys and calling attention to any new
dangers that may have arisen, are
published monthly, and tend in a
measure to overcome many of tho
difficulties in coast navigation.
TWO NEGRO  FIE NDsHt/YNCI IKD.
Confessed the Murder of an Aged
White Citizen.
Bolton, Mass, Dec. 2-1.���Two negroes
named Jim Martin and Frank West,
wore lynohed on tho Baker Creek
Bridge ono quarter of a mile west of
this place about S o'clock tonight, for
the murder of an aged and highly respected citizen named Milton S. Haire,
and an attempted criminal assault-
upon his niece, MisH Curiam The
murder was most cold-blooded, Robbery was the incentive. Martin and
West wore captured about 10 o'clock
this morning, It required u whipping
to make tho former confess, when he
broke down and related the whole
story. Tho town marshal brought the
prisoners to town and placed them iu
tlie city prison. About T o'clock a mob
of 150 unmasked men broke open the
n'nee and took the two men to the
bridge west of town. Nonsis wero
placed mound their necks, the othei
end of the rope being tied to tho ties,
nnd they were told to jump off the
bridge. Martin plunged into space
but West hnd to bo pushed off.
R AI I.W A Y~~ACCIDENTS.
BRITAIN fftGES
THE SITUATION
The Nation Presents an Unbroken Front to
Misfortune.
Several Disasters in England Caused
by Fog.
London. Dee. 24,���Tho present fog
in England has caused a series of railway disasters. The Caledonian express
fell over an   embankment   at   Huniil
ton,a town near Glasgow,on Saturday
Five   persons   were   killed and   many
injured.
"A Pullman   express telescoped   the
< continental express   neai Brixton   and
I three persons were   killed   nnd 20   injured. The Welsh mid Windsor express
trains collided outside of  Windsor und
disorganized the Christmas  traffic.
VOLUNTEERS AND MONEY POURING IN
Cavalry and Infantry Regiments Being Raised Every
where.- Great Britain's Attitude as Viewed
by American Correspondents.
Now York,   Dec.   24.���Tho  London j-11 probably incomplete, makes the total
correspondent of the Xribnne, cabling ,now ���>Wr.
under Sunday's date, snyB:
Practical men have been wondering why the military authorities at
the Cape have not mado use of the con-
Borsbip for the purpose of misleading
the enemy, instead of applying it
rigorously for tho suppression of all
news from the front. Apparently
something of this kind has been done
in the case of Warren's staff aud battalions.    At any rato the London press
New York, Dec. 24.���The London
correspondent of the Evening Post
cables at length regarding the manner
in which the people of Great Britain
take a crisis and how they have set lo
work to strengthen matters out. He
says:
"England takes her crisis in her own
peculiar way. In France. Russia, Ger
many, or iu any other great European
has been led to "assume that Warren's oountry, it would presumably bo to the
staff had gone to De Aar and that the Qovernment that nil men would turn
bulk of bis force would follow it. j for escape from the threatened national
Some   armv of  officers   navo favored |��l��aster.    In England today  the  Eng-
what they describe as a scientific use
of the censorship, by which corre-
pondents will bo enabled to cable
thoir own forecasts of coming operations with greater freedom. For exam-
lii-hiuan thinks of such Qovernment
only to criticize it, and with heartfelt
expletives, denounces its military
methods of transport , its artillery of
ton short range, its   failore  to provide
pie General Buler   might   have missed   '���'" reR"ll-r '"oops needed for scouting.
tint,having had his swearing,tho Englishman     turns      away     from      his
SHE DID NOT FOUNDER.
Grennck, Den. V8. -The report of the
-inking of the steamer   Tainui was erroneous    Sho   was   not seriously disabled and proceeded for Glasgow.
KITCHENER'S   SUCCESSOR.
Cairo,   Dec.   2!).���General   Wingate
has succedied   General    Kitchener   as
Governor-General ot  the Booth  Son-
dan.
the euemy if some amateur campaign-
ing in the camp hart announced the1
probability of o mining movement Government to himself: and bis sons,
from Weenen and this bad beeu tele- i We M�� sl'ri,"< UP -pontaneov.sly from
graphed back to Pretoria by Levd's every town and countryside a new tit-
agtnts.wheu in reality a frontal attaok �����"> army.to be dressed in homespuns
was alone under consideration. Noth- qualified alone by good health siitl a
er of this sort was done. All the! "leaiM and caoacity to servo,
news wns suppressed for a fortnight i The Lord Mayor began a few days
beforo the battle, and Loudon was ago to form a corps called the Lord
waited eight tiavs Tor tbe first olear Mayor's Own. He wanted only 1.000
acoonnt of the capture of the gnns inV^m tbe Oity of London, but l,4'K,
yesterday's Standard, wbile despatches Places are already taken, nnd (too
'from Methuen's column seldom appear j ��><'" nre to be mounted. The neighbor-
in print, and there seems to be Blight ing and hardly formed City of West-
probability that he will receive ado- j minster is not to be outdone. It is
quate reinforcements for carrying the gathering its own corps, while other
strong positions which half enoirole mayors and other cities ate forming
him.   f  havo  assurances  from  high other bodies.
quarters that he will hold his ground The Yet.iMiniy. the Anceut. aud
aud not retreat to Orange Biver, He'half dressed, half military orgnniza-
makes constant uso of the balloon and Hon of mounted farmers of the English
is watching the enemy's movements countryside is springing into new life
day by dny. The bulldog has not vet | ""dor Iho new impulse. Lord Cues-
lost his grip and while he holds on to ! bam, one of the hundreds ol public
the opon veldt beyond Modder River spirited noblemen, of whom ut. one
ho keeps all Dutch forces away from 1 bears except to times of oriels, has tak-
Natal, und Kimberley from olose in-i<,n t1"' *��aa\ Hundreds of officers have
vestment ' '"'''" ",lpl'"'1 "Ul1 ",000 offers of service
  I have already been  reseived, each man
Now York, Dec. 24.���The London bringing his own horse, while the
correspondent of the 8nn says: bunting men of Kildare,   Sfeato   and
"The War Oflice authorities seem to | other hunts are adding an Irish squad-
be at, last convinced that war will last, ton. Besides these tbere are the volun-
far longer than Was at first expected. I teers throughout the length mid
Last Wednesday they placed with one I breadth of the land, who are leaving
firm in London a contract for 10,000 desk and warehouse to shoulder mus-
tons of fodder, the delivery to com-I kets, not in homo defence, ns wan tho
nieiict! in South Africa during the first stipulation when they joined the home
week in March. Similar contracts ' volunteer force, but to go to the front
bavo  probably  been   ninde elsewhere,   in South Africa.
showing that the War Office is prepar The English people in truth are tiik-
ing fnr a continuance of tho war until ing the matter in band themselves and
well along in the summer. , what   is   even   more   remarkable   ami
Commenting    on   tbe   manner  in  typical, they nre paving for it over the
which tho Government iH to make use ! counter, as it weio, without the help
of the volunteers, namely having eaoh ; of any others.
Volunteer battalion supply one coin- Tbe l.ord Mayor is equipping his
pany to its line battalion in the letups by the aid of fat cheques from
field and keep a second company ready i tho city merchants. Mr. linlfour has
at home in reserve. j himself sot Roing in his own   Scottish
Mr. Henry Spenser Wilkinson  says: I County of Haddington,   a publio fund
"Thus the  volunteer force is  to be for the equipment of tbe ecranty  Yeo-
used bv being absorbed   in   thn army. I manry. and   these   examples are boing
This will lead Inevitably to the   arnal-! Wldey followed. |Moreover, the owners
gamation   Of   the volunteers   and   the  "f tho Castle, Union and Wilson lines,
regular army, ami it is tbe death blow : the Wilsons being, by the way, anient
of the specific   character   of  each.    It BodioalS    and    anti-Chainberlainites,
I means that benoeforth tbs liritish like are providing   free  transportation to
'other armies,   will   bo homogeneous!Sonth Africa.
I containing no othl r categories than of Today He archbishop of Canterbury,
I men with tho colors and men in ie* i publishes the Queen's letter to the
I serve, classified according to their im-''Established church, enjt iiiiug a nation-
! madlate liability to be called upon." al collection, in aid of the .wounded,
The week's lull, besldaa serving par- widows nnd oprhans,   It is just this
tiallv to raise tbe gloom caused by tbe spontaneous, unofficial, seemingly bap.
'    ,   ,, i i,  i,    ���     i r   .    .i    .hazard way that the richest empini   of
news of  General Buller ��� defeat,  the |)iKtory (,f���.n d0M it��� ,���,���,   w���rk    s;he
recovery being greatly assisted by   tbeldoetitin  no   spirit   of  panic    With
I appointment of (ieneial Roberts sodIEngland's navy as it is.  panic would
General Kitchener,  has also greatlvbe ohildish,  even  though all  Europe
. .    .   . .    ,   .. . ',  did more   thau growl, but   she does it
diminished  the  rule  of ascension  of  m ���   ������,,���   (1,,KK(���1   ,10li(,(   ,���   hmM
I the casualty list. ( ami ber destiny, lot   the   rest   of   the
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Telephone   No.  144.
OHISTMAS DAY.
Today is the dny of all days in the
year, the day on wliich the whole
Christian world, without distinction
of church or sect, agrees to sot apart as
a season of special observance, as befits the anniversary of the birth of the
divine Redeemer of mankind, Not
only do the churches observe the day,
but it is the timo of all times when
families gathei together, presents are
exchanged and home life is at its
brightest. As is fitting, it is also
the time when most thought is given
to those who, less favored, have no
homes of their own, and possibly have
not tho wherewithal to purchase those
extra luxuries which aro usually considered among the necessary concomitants of the observance of the day.
The poor we have always with us, but
they are more regularly and substantially remembered at Christmas than at
any other.tirne. Nelson is no exception
to this, aud several private individuals
and firms have been at pains to do
what lay in their power to make this
a merry Christmas for all. Mayor
Neelands is to be congratulated on the
load ho has taken in this matter.
Hit- Miner wishes one and all, and especially its subscribers, a happy
Christmas.
and n waiting game, providing Kimberley is sufficiently provisioned, is one
which the Britisb can better afford to
play than the Boors. The former have
everything, and the latter nothing, to
gain   by   waiting.
PRESCRIPTIONS
The purity of the Drugs nnd Medicines
administered to tlie patient is the most
essential element in the miocousful treatment of di-ieftde. Pre-criptions are com-
pounaod by or from absolutely Pure
Drugs in perfect condition, aud thephy
alciau'ri skill will not be nullified by old
and impotent drugs.
Our stocks of requisites for '
The Toilet
The Nursery
The Sick Room
Are complete.   Your patronage solicited,
Nurses'   Directory.
For the convenience of Physicians nnd
Nur.����'s, wo have established a Nurses'
Directory, and in order to bave It complete, request ;ill Nurses to Bend in or call
and  leave their  names  and  addresses.
H. F. M'LEAN
Dispensing Chemist
Telephone US,     P. O. Hot i!:!5.     Baker Street.
Mail Orders Promptly Attended To.
There'll be
A Busy
Santa Claus
THOMSON'S
SEE
OUR
The British Isles, usually a
hive ot peaceful industry, are
now humming with warlike preparations. Noble and peasant, merchant
and clerk are all striving to ilo something or contribute something for
their country's welfare. Volnnteeis
are pouring in from everywhere, nor
is the national exoehqner called upon
to support them. Many are supplying
their own equipments,while those who
cannot go are paying the expenses of
those win can. Historians ain fond
of Haying that riches aud a prolonged
peace sap the vitality of a nation,
while its citizens grow to lovo to
love their ease and their money bags
rather than the country's welfare. This
is not tbe case with Great Britain,
nor is it the case with the Anglo-Saxon race wherever its members are
found. All over tho world tho call to
arms is responded to with equal eagerness and promptitude.
Corrupt Irish politicians have endeavored to cast a slur on tbe loyalty
of tbe Irish, as Tarte has tried to slur
the French Canadians. The former
are now being answered in the best
possible way. Though money is none
too plentiful in Ireland, an Irish
squadron is being raiseJ in (be famous
hunting counties of Kildare and
Meath. Some of the best and inost
daring riders iu the world come from
those counties, and, if there is a
chance to ropeat the charge of the
Light Brigade in the Boer war, they
are .inst the men to do it.
DOLLS
and
TOYS
Thomson Stalioaery Co., Ltti.
NELSON, B. C.
In an editorial calling upon Rossland
to follow tho lead of Nelson and give
a smoker to raise a contribution for the
Mansion House Fund, tho Miner of
that town says that the concert here
netted between *70 untl $100. If the
writor hnd said between (700 and $1,-
titio, he would have beeu noarer the
murk, and the latter figure would have
been more accurate than the former.
We publish elsewhere tho substance
of a letter from Mr. Theodore
Schreiner, a brother of that well meaning but rather hysterica! authoress,
Miss Olive Schreiner, who thinks tho
Boers oan do no wrong. The letter afford
another proof, if one is still wanted,
that tbe present war is the outcome of a
deliberately planned Dutch attempt to
drive the British out of Sonth   Africa.
This morning, as usual, there is a
dearth of news from the scene of war,
where, as a matter of fact, neither
party seems to he doing anything. It is
suggested that there is a tacit understanding to keep Christmas nnd not
Stain tho day by bloodshed. However,
this may be, neither General Bnller
nor Geueral Methuen seems to oontem-
plata an immediate advances. Th��
former has moved bis camp back in
st'iiroh of better water, and the later
is still preserving his attitude of masterly inactivity, which seems the best
policy he could adopt just at present
Tho inert) fact that General Methuen
lias been heard from is reassuring,as It
proves that his communications have
not baen cut as bad been asserted. His
Boer opponents are engaged in
Strengthening their position, but Me
thuon's army is likowise well  placed, I
A. R- BARROW, a.m.i.c.e.
Provincial Land Surveyor,
Corner Victoriu and Kootenay Sts.
P. O. Box S5i). Telephone No. !I5
"171 O SREEN, U. A., O. K��� PROVINCIAL
mj ��� Land Surveyor. Surveys ot mineral
claims lands, ele. Agent for obtaining Crown
Grains. Oltleti Turnar-I'oeukh block Nelson,
B.C.
Will Open on Wednesday,
Jan. 3, 1900.
BOOKKEEPING.
SHORTHAND,
TYPEWRITING.
and up-to-date Business Methods taught expeditiously and thoroughly, Present space
limited,   Keglator early.
NIGHT CLASHES FOR ��USY PEOPLE will
be openod Immediately, in addition to
tho regular branohe", classes hi primary
work will bo formed (or those whoso early
opportunities have been lost. Terms
reasonable. For further information apply to
RATTRAY &   MERRILL.
Victoria Street, near City Hall.
We have several snaps  in   House
property:
3 Kooms and at tie, 2 lots, comor Stanley. .11,500
4 Rooms, 2 lots, lnroly situation  1,000
i Rooms, nice cottage, improved lot     1)00
5 Hoonii., >-lone foundation, cellar full size 1,550
6 Booms. Vernon street, 2 lots, excellent
, value..  i,!)50
li Boon s. down town new, all conveniences, rented at $.'10  2,150
8 Booms, largo verandah, 2 lots, dead
cheap 3,3110
8 Booms, all conveniences, ? lots, new.... 2,000
GEORGE   GURD,
Willi F, L  Oslrb,
MARA  BLOCK    BAKER  ST.
Real Estate b Mines-
Young Men, Become Your
Own Assayers-
Three nionllis will loach you Assaying for
Oold, silver, topper. This department is lu
onaraq of Prof. Butor,  lienor Graduate of
Mctlill Univcrsltj.
Live and loam how, cheaper than you now
live.
Board and Insl ruction In Assaying, all for
twenly-six dollars per month.
Write lo the Prinoipal,
Rev.J.W.SippRELL,B.A.B.D.
Now Westminster.
All classes of learning may ho bad In this,
ho only College of ils kind in the West.
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.
And no modern
mechanism can
register his pace
if he distributes
all the pretty
Christmas ideas
we've got ready.
Still, we'll guarantee safe delivery if you'll make
selections, for
we've the fullest
confidence in his
ability.
Many Choice
ideas for
Xmas Gifts
yet remaining-
those that make
splendid remembrances, and yet
the prices are
such REASONABLE
ones that you'll
buy them gladly.
You can form no
idea of values
we offer unless
you examine
them, and COMPARE PRICES.
One price to
all. No big price
asked and no big
discount. The
price we mark is
standard.
Opera House  Block,
Victoria St.
The Elliot Block,
Baker St.
Druo &
BOOK 60.
LUMBER.
Delivered to an any poi t ��� n
Kootenay Lake.
I have a complete sttxk
on hand of
ROUGH AND
DRESSED LTJMl.ii   -
SHINGLES.
MOULDINGS, SASH DO' d i
INSIDE FINISH.
COAST FLOORING
and
FINISHED LUMBER.
Wholesale Houses.
NELSON. B. C.
AERATED ANO MINERAL WATERS
"J HORPE & CO-, Limited. -Corner Ver-
I non and L'edar btreets, Nels >.,, man -
iiieiurerH of and wholesale dealers in aeiauil
waters and frail syrups, sol,- n_c ,i��� for Ha-
cypn Springs mineral water.
JS  ELSON i>   DA WATER FACTORY
lit ���.v M. uumuiuis, ..en- 0. fever) uuowti
variety of ��ut't uimk>. P. O. H..* 88. l.ic
phone No 31. Hoover Street Keliton BottlOlit
el the Famous tit. Leon Hot Springs Minera,
W aler.
CIGARS
Mill at PILOT BAY.
Yards, NELSON and LARDO
HEAD  OFFICE
ILnTIEILiSOIT-
J.   A.   SAYWARD.
Joy comotli in the morning
And in tlie evening too,
If you eitt his Home made Bread
S'ou'll be joyful too.
Ask your Grocer for it.
Grocers carry it :
Tlipse
KIRKPATRICK & WILSON.
J. A.  IRVING & CO.
MORRISON & CALDWELL.
EAST  END GROCERY.
GEO.  BELL * CO.
T. A. SCANLAN.
COLE'S  GROCERY,   Hume Add,
HUMPHREYS & PITTOCK.
PATENT VAPOR
AND   MEDICAL   BATH
most efficacious In checking disease and
preserving h-alth, highly recommend
ed ny the Medical Facility and profes-
simril i-urses. One bath will break up
the most severe cold.
Imperial Silverware
The beat goods on the market, beautiful designs, and every article guaranteed for ten years.
Ohautauqtla Combination Writing Desk
aud Drawing Board-
The best Kindergarten Combination
ever invented for children or young
people. Fully fu<nished wilh inslruc-
lion book, crayoiiH, etc., Invaluable for
home education.
Tbe Silverware and Desks are most  suitable
for Christmas presents. (Jail and insjpeoi goods
at my olllce, Hall street between Haker and
Vernon.
JOHN   BLANEY,   bSSbIi Columbia.
Every Man
likes to dress in Fashionable a��d
Nice Fitting Garments if be .*an
ilo ao nt n rfiiHutmble prioe. M>
Fall and Winter Samples are now
complete in Suitings, Overcoati ���.
nnd Fancy Vestings, Give mi
call and 1 will quote you prr: -s
tbat will astonish you.
Ladies' Tailoring   in   all   its
branches, a specialty.
Stevens
The
Tailor
Rooms 1 and 11
Clements Hillyer Block
Nelson Cleaning and Dyeing
Establishment
S. IL PIERRE Prop.
Ladies' and Gents' Clothing,cleans 1
dyed, altered and repaired.
SATISFACTION  GUARANTEED
tt.ur or narhtt H..I.-I. tiiMi.v
TAILORING
CLEANING
REPAIRING
ARTHUR GEE,
t)|i|io��lto Olarko Hotel,        Merchant lullor
KOOTENAY CIGAR M!--G   CO. ������< ������
nor uukur nm. null aireutd, Nelson, ,,
uiHCIiiror.- of " Hoyal ai.'Jtl " and " Kuuu-ii.,
1 .rli, " brand of cigars.
COMMISSION MERCHANTS
J. EVANS
th.    Oi���B��K��r    i-oet, .v
lIu d'jaici-H in liifio s, cig,.i
���    :���nn, wiiu.,'-,i
cement, tiro b ick and tire el >y, wul-oi pipy, nm
Btoel rails and general commission nu-r b
GRAIN, HAY ANO CERfcALb
BRACKMAN t* KER MILLING CO.
LIMITED.- Front Street, Nelson, whole
sab dealers In lb>ur, meals, etc., and im,\
and gram. Mills at Edmonton, Victoria wu-
New Westminster. Elevators on Calgary a
1 ilmoutun Railway,
C*EO.   F-   MOTION - VTholewlo Hai.
I   Oram and reed,   apeciiil quotation    on
c .1 mad lots to all Kootenay points.
GROCERIES
A MACDONALD & CO.-Oorner  wr-
���   non  aud Jusepbine  ."-tieetH,   wtio!e->ale
grocers and jobbers in blaiuets, glove*-, miim,
bonis,   rubbers, mackiuavvs and  miners' sun
dries.
|y OOTENAY SUPPLY CO- limitkd-
r\ Vernon Stroot, jNoIhou, importers, wholesale grocers.
FRESH AND SALT MEATS
P  BURNS & CO-Haker Street,  Nelson,
���   wholesale dealers in fresh aud cured
mcatft.   Cold htorage.
WEST KOOTENAY BUTCHER CO
���baker otreet. Nelson,   WuolebA.odoul
��� 1 '������ la fi t! li and cured uiuuis,
HARDWARE &  MINING SUPPLIES
HBYEKS & CO.-Corner Baker and
��� Josephine aueet-s, Nelson, wholesale
dealer.-, in huruwaro aud mining nupplies.
Agents for Uiaut PuwderCo.
X/ANCbuVER   HARDWARE   OO'Y.
If     1,1 Mm.1. -linker  Street* Nelson,    whole
sale dealers in hard ware and  mining supplies,
plumber*-" and tint-unitn's supplies.
ELSON  HARDWARE  OO.-Whole*
-4110 .amis ami uilh.
N
LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.
TURNER, BEETON &" OOT-Uornei
Voruoti ana JuHo^luno cilroou., Nt" uu
wholesalo doaloiB in liquors cigar* and dr;
Bundx. AgOUttlor lJ.��t)H,, Urowint; l'o. of All-
wa keo and Calgary Bruwiutf Co. of i.lgu.y.
H
UDSON'S BAY CO.- >lioi,��uo k u-
ooriua and liquors, u o., Iiakor au, Nois .11
PROVISIONS, PRODUOE <5- FRUITS
JY GRIFFIN * CO-<-->rnor Vornon
. aud Jusupliino olroou. .Nolson, whoiosalc
doalors 111 provisions,cured inuais, uutlur and
eggs.
SASH AND DOORS
NELSON SAW AND PLANING
MILLS, Limited���Corhor i-ruui. huh
Hall atruo.s, Nolson. inanuiaciurcrs of and
wholesale dealers lu sash j,.tl doors; all kiudB
of fuctory work made to order.
ACETYLENE GAS
VANSTONE'S DRUG STORE. Oor.
n,��� Juncpltluc and iiakor til,eels. AgU.
for Calciu.u (Jarulde and Woiland Acetylene
Ga Maclilue Co.
 _ASSAYER'S SUPPLIES
WF. TEETZEL & CO - Con er Bak,
���   and Joseohiu. SCrtsyui, Nulson, wliol
sale dealers in ansaycr's supplies.   Agents for
Denver Fire Clay Co. of Honor, Colorado.
A MERRY XMAS
and a
Happy New Year
to all my Friends.
C D. J. CHRISTIE
SPECIAL SALE
IN MILLINERY
-AT-
Mrs.   McLaughlin's
P. BURNS & CO.
Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants
MEAD OPPICB NELSON, B. C.
Branch Markets in Roasland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo
Sandon. Three Porks, New Denver and Slooan City
Ordort by mall to any branch will have carefu! and prompt attention.
TheNelsonElectricTramwayCo.Ltd.
LOTS FORSALEQN EASY TERHS
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
Josephine  and Vernon Streets.
T. C. DUNCAN, Secretary
HUDSON'S BAV
'NCORPORAT** "��*i
��70
A Merry
xrus
To All
Hudson's
Bay
Stores.
There U �� tide in lli�� affalpti or mau
which In Iir 11 at Ihi- HimhI Icndfl -m In for
���line.- HliHki>*��|M>iirr.
DO
YOU
FULLY
REALIZE
That,ynu are toduy in the most likely
part of the world in which to make n
fortune? Why not slop and consider
thin?
fining stocks
Bought and Sold.
Tena and       and others worked
Mary  Belle  'V  ",er^rnn
J t anndn Gold Min
im* Co., is niiL' of the safest buys on
the market. Thorough inspection
cordially invited.
1000 Noonday   otffc Richelieu
4-room   house   and    Furniture,
Hiiu-f  uml   lut   f v  -alt',  close to
Imsiiit's- p.til nf city.    Price ���jli.UOU,
-t'Al.l. ON-
H. A. PROSSER,
BROKER.
Wnrd Htroet, uml gel '" "" ""' t-'1'11"1"1 "oor-
OorrespoodenoeSollulted.   No Wildcat*.
\
AND SOO LI sE.
The direct route from
KOOTENAY COUNTRY.
tllllll  IHlilllS
EAST   and   WEST.
First-tJliiNH Sleepeison all trainfl froni
REVELSTOKE k KOOTENAI LDW,
TOURIST CA US pass MediolneHat
daily lor St. Panl, Buudaya and wea-
nt'HtliiyH for Toronto, Fridays wi
Montreal ami Boston. ,
Siinio oars push Bevolstoke oneaay
CONNECTIONS
To and from Bobson, Bosslnnd.
Kx. Sun. J,     .,, ,.,
7.10 Lv.        NKLSON Arr..0.4U
18.00 Lv.tlaily NELSON dally Arr.ai.w
Morning train oonneots 6 >��� all points
n BOUNDABY OOUNTBY.
Bvenlna train oonnects to ana ironi
Main Line and points northiana lex;
Hun.) from all points i" BOUNUAKi
OOUNTRY.
KOOTENAY RIVKR ROUT'1'.
Daily. Str. Moyie l)"f}''
28.00 Lv.       NKLSON       Arr.����
Connects Kootenay   Landing �������>
Crow's Nest Branoh trains both ways.
KOOTBNAYLAKB.KASLO BOOrB,
Kx. Sun. Sir. Kukaiwe. AKx.!?'"1)
10.00 Lv.        NELSON        A''r- lhw
Saturday to Auenta ��nd reinrn,
leaving Kaslo nt 20k.
SANDON AND SLOCAN POINTS,
.,    ,, Kx. H	
Ox. Sun. "?��� ,| on
9.00 Lv. NKLSON Ar. H-"
4 hrs NELSON to BOSSLAND U>4
For raii>H ami full Information ftddrois nonr
iwtlooiil agent, or 	
C. K. BBASLKV  ('IU' I'mwunKur ���""
It, w. DREW, AKt'iii, Nolrtn
W. F. ANHICltSIIN, a. J- '.i^H,.,,
Trav. 1'iihh. AKota,       A  u. ��� yjj-ouvir
Nslmn Y NELSON DAILY MINER, MONDAY,   DECEMBER 25 iSqq
NELSON TO FRONT
VOLUNTEEJR-S   POB,    TH��
AFRICAN WAR.
SOUTH
Lieut. Beer, oi the Rocky Mouutaiii Banff
ers, Receives a Big List of Applications for Service-
Now that there is another opportunity of the Canadians proving practically their loyalty to the Cro-vn, Nel
sou will not be backward. There wero
Neveiity volunteers at the first call, nnd
of these br.r four were permitted to
shoulder arms. Reosnt reverses have
induced tho Imperial authorities to ae-
cept the rrofi-rred services of the colonies, .md the Kootenays are not
"backward in coming forward,*' It
bus heen ne- itled that more men are required, mid the colonies nre as anxious
iih the Old Country to supply the men,
the money, and the equipments. The
remainder of tho seventy volunteers
from Nelson are yet available, and are
an anxious as ever to serve their Qoeen
and country. Lieutenant Hear, of the
Nelsou comnaiiy of tne Rocky Mountain Hungers, has on tile a couple of
hundred applications, many of the up
plioants volunteering to supply their
own horses and defrav the expenses to
the seat of wur. A notable feature is
tnat very many of the aspirants So,
military honors are citizens of the
United States. The Anglo-Saxon raco
is surely united.
Lieutenant Beer has forwarded the
names of those volunteering to the proper quarters and has, as before,included himself. If volunteers are to he
accepted for service Nelsou should not
be forgotten. Thero aro two men going from Rossland, and why should
Nelson be in the background? Here
there aro volunteers galore. Does her
Majesty want cavalry or infantry'/
The Kootenays will supply either or
both. The names of the two Rossland-
ers who are probably going aro Joseph
Squiies aud Thotnns ilughes, both
ex-North West Mounted Policeman.
Mr. Jarvis,of the Provincial gaol hwe,
also hopes to be able to go. Two squadrons of present aud former members of
the Mounted Police are to be sent nnd
men with good discharge pit puis will
have the first chance. Mr. Jarvis,
when he retired, was a sonor sergennt
and has au unblemished record. In-
fuiitrymeu will not go witli the second
contingent, but Nelson would like to
he represented,so it is to be hoped that
Mr. Jarvis' hopes will be realised.
LOCAL  AND PERSONAL
Mr John McKaue returned to Ross-
hmd yesterday evening.
A theatre culled the Alhambra, has
been opened in Greenwood City.
Mayor Goodeve, of Rossland, intends
once more to enter in the race for the
mayoralty honors 111 that town.
Commissioner R. 0. Clute closed his
investigation at Rossland on Saturday.
Mr. Clute will uow proceed tu the
Boundary.
..Thero wero rumois around town
yesterday that the man injured by the
tramcar accident hnd died. Such is
not tho caso. Peters is doing well at
the hospital.
Saturday evening iu Nelson which
was practically Christmas Kve was
busier than over aoeoming to the report of local merchants in every
lino of business.
The Rossland Record has got nut a
very handsome Christinai number
printed in colors. Under its present
aide management the Record is making great strides
Says the Toronto Star: "The British forces in the American campaign
were riesorilied as 'armies of lions coui-
mautled by usses.' Tho lions have remained but all the assos 1110 not de.;d
yet."
Tho liberality of the Kootenay Supply Company and 0. D. J. Chriwtic
was only half told in yesterday's Minor. Instead of giving *fi each tht y
gave |10. There are other funds rolling in, and the total will reach the
$1000 mark before tho list is closed.
The night staff of The Miner acknowledges with thanks the receipt of
tan from a friend of tlie paper which
was thoroughly enjoved over a supper
at tho Nelson Cafe as soon as Christmas was ushered m this morning.
The little spreatl was made moio enjoyable by t hi receipt of that "which
iuaketh glad tho heart of man'' from
Mr. R. fi, Smith, of tho Rodega, and
the Manhattan.
BOERS PLOTTED  FOR TDK WAR.
Deliberate Purposo to Drive the British Out of South Afrion.
' Tho Sohreiner family l��.U0t agreed
on the merits of the South African
war. Olive Schreiner, who achieved
hterarv fame by writing"Tho Story of
an African Farm, "is a vigorous chuin-
pion of the Boers. One of her brothers is premier of tho Brjtish colony of
Capo Colony, with rather mixed sympathies and incliniations; but a third
brother, Theodoro, sides strongly witn
the English. A London cablegram to
the Now York Journal and Advertiser
says:
The lust mail received here bring" a
letter from Thooloro Schreiner, well
known in Capo Colony for his temper
auoe and religious work. This letter
shows ho is as determined an opponent
of tho Boers as his sister is thoir thick
uml tinn supporter,
Theodore   does   not  even    remotely
share  his   brother's    (tho   premier's)
Afriksndei tendencies. His letter slates
in the most unqualified terms that the
present war has been planned with the
object to overthrow the British supremacy in South Africa since 1882.
"As far back as tbat date," be
writes, "I met Reitz, now the foreign
Beoretary of tin; Krec State, when he
was busy establishing llie Afrikander
bond. It must be patent to every
one at that time, al all evontsf Kng-
land and its Government hnd no intention nf faking away Ihe independence
of the Transvaal, for she had just mag-
niniously   granted the same.
She had no intention of innkiiig war
on the Republics, for they had just
made peace. She hud no intention to
seize the Riiud gold fields,for they were
not yet discovered ut that time.
When 1 met Reitz he did his best, to get
me to become a member nf the Afrikander bond, but after studying its
constitution aud programme 1 refused,
whereupon the following colloquy took
pace between us, which has been indelibly impressed on my mind over Hince:
Reitz-Why do you refuse': Is the
object of getting people to take an interest in poliiicul matters not a good
one?
Myself���It is, but I seem to see
plainly here between the lines of this
constitution much more ultimately
aimed at, than that.
Reitz���What?
Myself���I see quite clearly the ultimate object aimed at is the overthrow
of the British power and tho expulsion of the Britisli flag from South
Africa.
Reitz (with tho pleasant conscious
smile of one whose secret (bought and
purpose had beeu discovered and who
was not altogether displeased that such
was the case)���Well, what  if it is so?
Myself���You don't suppose that, flag
is going to disappear from South Africa without a tremendous struggle?
Reitz (with ihe same self-conscious,
self-satisfied , smile)���Well, I suppose
not, But even so, what of that?
Myself���Only this, that when that
struggle takes plnco you will all be on
opposite sides, mid, what is more,God.
who was on the side of the Transvaal
in the late war because il had the
right on its side, will ho on the side
of England because she must view
with abhorrence any plotting or
scheming to overthrow her power and
position in South Africa, which has
heen oidained by Him.
Reitz���We will see.
The letter concludes: "My object is
to show not that the British Government, but the Ropublio, led by Kruger, Reitz, Steyn and their co-workers,
have been steadily marching toward
the war and havo been consciously
plotting for it ev.in hefore tho Wit-
watersiand gold fields weio discovei-
ed."
COL.  BAKER
Ex-Member of the B. C. Cabinet
Returns From   England.
Ool. Baker, of Crankbrook, British
Columbia, ex-minis.-ei of mines for
that Province under tho late Government, who for several months luiR
beeen enjoying a residence iu England, returned to the city on Saturday
on his way back to bis western home.
While away Col. Baker's intimate
knowledge of the resources of this
country was the means of bringing
him into close contract wilh several
men of great capital, who had formed a
syndicate with tho view of iuvest-
inu a portion of their wealth in the
developing of the natural resources of
different countries, more especially ns
applied to mining Ho was able to engage to engage their interest to such
an extent in .the town of Oranbrook
that they decided to send their expert
for the continent of America, into the
conntry surrounding the place with the
view of testing the values of the mineral deposits whioh lie every where
about, having the ultimate idea of
the establishment of smelting and
other refining works in the town.
Cranhronk's position, Col. Baker
pointed out, is peculiarly well adapted
for tbe placing of these works in it,
midst. It lies in a large basin the
slope of the surrounding country for
at least twenty-five miles nbout being
towards it. In the town's proximity
ato the largely worked mines of the
North star, the St. Eugene, St. Mary's
Perry Creek, the Dibble, Hull River,
nnd Sand Creek groups. The great variety of ores represented by these mines,
coal easily obtainable from Fernie, a
supply of water, estimated from a survey lo be six million gallons por tiny
und the excellent Muxes thut aie to be
found in the neighborhood furnish nil
the netessnries for success in smelting.
��� Winnipeg Free  Press.
*****V>***'*VVVV-*V<��*AA**>^
What Shall It Be ?
shows all the latest designs.
��� Rjcr/s Palo*
If it is Shoes or Slippers we can help you at this time.    Our  stock I     /*<c<rs   _L&\_ HjrlCWff
��8 JU lice Bool
TURN   YOUR   CHARITY '  m
Towards the needs of yonr less fortunate neighbor,    Give thai pom girl   vou  know,   :i pair  ol
shoes.    It will give you both great comfort ;ill through the coming months.
���������������������-������������
Seo us for TRUNKS and YALISES.
LILLIE BROTHERS, THE LEADING SHOEISTS.
V.-V*^��VWW>***
MAYORALTY    CONTEST.
Patenaude   Bros.
For Fine Clocks
and Watches
We have received n lot of
Ben uil'nl Ohlna Clucks at
remarkably   low   figures,
The are timekeepers and
will make Useful presents.
Patenaude Bros
Watchmakers,
and    Opticians.
Nelson.    -    B. C.
To the Citizens of Nelson:
In response to numerous requests
from business men, property owners
and latepayers, 1 offer myself as a candidate for Mayor of the City of Nelson
at tho approaching Municipal Elections.
Briefly stated, my platform is as follows :
If elected it will bo my earnest endeavor to ussist in more firmly establishing Nelson as the wholesale distributing centre of the Kootenay Country
���the position for wliich she hns been
so admirably designed by nature.
In furtherance of this idea, I will
continue my consistent advocacy of the
construction of a wharf which will
meet present and future requirements
of the wholesale and other business interests.
I believe that tho City has reached
that stage when permanent street improvements have become an absolute
necessity and that the cost should be
met, us fnr as feasible, from current
revenue and should tho Citizens see fit
to entrust nie with tlie offloe of Mayor,
it will be my aim to carry out a well
devised system of stroot improvements.
It; will be my policy to oppose lhe
borrowing of moiiev unless the same be
used for tiie increase or establishment
of Public Works producing a revenue
to the Taxpayers,
I am opposed to auy increase in the
salary of Mayor, which would necessarily involve a reduction in salaries
now paid an efficient staff of officials,
or au increased burden to the taxpayers.
1 urn strongly in favor of maintaining the Fire Department, in a position
of thorough efficiency aud would advise the adoption of modern equip
ments including u Fire Alarm System
and the purchase of u chemical engine
which would effect a reduction in all
Eire Insurance.
It will he inv consistent policy to
safeguard the taxpayers against any
attempts on the part of corporate bod.
ies, carrying on business in Nelson, to
encroach upon the rights of the Citizen s.
In my opinion a sufficient amount
of nionev should be expended upon the
Piirks if the City so tbat tbey will provide the Citizens with recreation
grounds nnd opportunities for healthful
enjoyment.
(in all municipal works niv policy
will lie to employ bona-fide residents of
Nelson and tn maintain the public
stnndar I rnte of  wages
I believe that the Public Schools in
Nelson should bo under the control of
the City and that every effort should
be made to establish a High School in
our midst.
In concluding I wish to sny that in
the event of my election I will consider it my duty to share with tbe
Council the responsibility of the Civic
administration believing, as I do, that
the assumption of entire authority by
one individual is subversive of all constitutional Government, whether
Municipal or otherwise. Yours respectfully,
FRANK FLKTCHKR.
[MWMWWVWMM*
r   FOR    GROCERIES
��   AND CROCKERY J��
\   SEE $
Geo. Bell & Co.
FOR MACHINERY j
WIRE ROPE AND ROPEWAYS
Blelchurtand Hallldlo Systems.
We are showing" a
First-Class Line of
WATERTUBE BOILERS
Babcock and Wilcox, etc.
GAS ami  OIL   ENGINES,
FLEXIBLE METALLIC TUBING, etc.
A"pbl"J.C.T.CB,OFTS,M...MK
B1^'XT- NELSON, B. C.
Or to FKROUBSON & Cnoi-TS,Vancouvei
ENGINEERS ANU  AQKNTS.
ESTIMATES.     PLANS.    REPORTS
Gooklna stoves & Ranaes
Which we are offering^at
VERY  LOW   PRICES.
NOTICE OF  DISSOLUTION.
Notice is hereby Riven (hat wo the
undersigned formerly oarryins on busi-
iiohs ns Saloon keepers in the City of
Nelson n tho Provinco of British Colombia, under tlio firm name und style
of Johnson & Smith, have Ibis day
by mnfni.) consent dissolved flic sa;d
partnership.
The said business will be   continued
by the undersigned Robert E. Smith
who will pay all outstanding liabilities of the said firm and to whom ill
accounts due tho said (irm are payable
Dated at Nelson lhat tillrd day of December,  1899. A. N. JOHNSON
R, K. SMITH.
Witness:   W, A. Galliher,
Waverly
Hotel
NELSON, B. C.
BOARD AND ROOMS AT
REASONABLE    PRICES,
NEXT DOOR TO OPERA  HOUSE.
Nelson Harness Shop
Tlie largest stock
and <rreatest varie-
ty of Harness,Saddles, Collars, Blankets, etc., kept in
the Kootenay. A
call always con-
Strcet, Nelson.
J. M. LUDWKi.
CALL   AND   INSPECT   OUR   STOCK.
VANCOUVER HARDWARE CO.
LIMITED,
IMPOBTEEB   OF
Shelf & Heavv Hardware,
Etc., Etc., Etc.
Nelson Employment Agencv
WANTED.
Twenty Laborers.    Oookr, Two Girls
for Housework.    Three Waitresses.
Yoniiu Girl Wants Situation.
CONTRACTS    TAKEN    KOR    DIAMOND
CORK DRILLING.
J. H. LOVE, Agt      Baker !
A  SNAP!
Machliiory und Storos of the
Doratha Morton
MINE   FOR   SALE.
For particulars apply to
J. C T. CROFTS, M.I.ME0H.E.
linker SI rent, Nolson
1 BUY ANYTHING
From a steam hout
to^i baby's rattlo.
Everything has a
value at my store.
PROSSER,
Ward St.,  Bet.  Baker and  Victoria.
Don't forget
to try
St. Leon
Hot Springs
���    Water
After the Xmas festivities.
Sole bottlers
Nelson Soda Watei Factory.
PLUMBING and TINSMITHING
A SPECIALTY.
SMOKE "ROYAL SEAL"   CIGARS.
QUESTION:
ANSWER:
What shal
hnv   for a  Xmas Present;-'
Just go down to Kirkpatrick & Wilson's,
and you can find articles too numerous to
mention.
Our Xmas Stock of Glassware, Crockery, etc., lias been so well
bought that we now have shelves heavily laden with Gifts already put
away for tlie coming 25th of December, 189c).
Christmas Prices !    Goods must fie sold!    Inspection tolicitcd.
P. O. Box K and W.
Telephone 10.
Baker Street
KIRKPATRICK   &   WILSON.
SM OKE "HO Y A L  S KA L"   CI (i A US.
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CHRISTMAS   HINTS
A flrit alius Con'ootlonery Btore l�� the proper place to And an
appropriate Xmas gut.   We would luggeat a box ol   ....
appropriate &maa gut,   we wouia sugga
G.   B.   CHOCOLATES
Our Htock li tho large*) in tic oity,
CRYSTALLIZED   FRUIT
from ljoiulon,  BnglADdi
LOWNEY'S   CHOCOLATES   AND   BON   BONS
fiom   New   York.
Fruit. Nuts of All Kinds, Toys for the Little Ones, at. :_
J. A. M'DONALD.    *
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PALACE   CONFECTIONERY.
Corner Wnni and Baker Btroeta,
W. P. DIOKSON
E. H. H. APPLEWHAITE
1
J.  McPHEE
TENDERS
Will he received ud to   Ilcceinher 26,
lstiti for the note privilege of ad ver tiling in tho cum of this coninanv. For
particulars apply at the office of the
Nelson Eleotrio Tramway Oo., Mao-
do nald Blook. "1.
ELECTRIC SUPPLIES
Complete Hlectric Equipments for Electric Power Transmission and lighting for mines,   towns,   etc.    Electric   Fixtures, Lamps Bell.-*. Telephones) Annunciators, etc.
Josephina S* NELSON,  B. C.
Parisian Hair Dressing;
Parlors
Am now open, a largo assortment of Hair
Qnodfl- Facial Treatment* nnd llnir Tonic.
Ladles: -Oiould nol ho without our KohuOouiuk
ituimi 1, Victoria Building-
Atlantic S. S. Lines
From Portland, U
Allan Lino "I-aurenilah" P00.87
Allan Line "Parisian*'  .Jan. '���
Dominion Line "ramhronmn" Doo.30
Dominion Lino "Vancouver"    .    Ian. 18
Krom Now York
C. A- PROSSER,   Manager.
E. J. SCOVIL
11IMM: ltUOItr.lt-,        MM * It 4   PUBLIC.
Windorniom Mines.   Oorreepond^oeBoTolted
WINUKHMfiRB, JJ. 0.
White Star Lino "Toutonlo Doo. 87
North Qormao Lloyd **8aal��" Jim. j
jtinerloan Lino *'SL Paul"    Deo, 87
White Star Lino "Cymric," Jan.   'A
Red BUr Lino '���Woaternland" ..   ..    Doo, 81
Ounard Une "Umbrla"    ���Jan   ii
A potior Une "AnoborlaJ  pea 80
Allan State Lino "State of Nobraaka'. .Jan. 80
Ounard Use "GanipanlV,     ���Doo 30
Irom Uo-ton, Mitt,
Dominion Lino "New Ensui-d" . Jan. :t
| i'u ���UK-" ���rranged to and from ail European
points. Kor rates, Uoketi and full lofcrmatlon
apply too, P. El-depot agon I or <��� K. ikmniuy.
, City l'a*Huiik*oi Atom!,, Nolwon. IM '
I W. P. K. ('UMMINUH,
Oenor��il Agent, G P, It Office*  Winnipeg
Spokane  Falls A.
Northern R'v,
Nelson  & Fort
Sheppard R'v
Red Mountain R'v.
The only   nil    Mill    rout'"   witlinul
ohange of tun between Neliou a, il
UiishIiuiiI and Bpokane and Rossland
(DAILY,
l y li 16 ii.in, NELSON, Ar. 6.20 p.m.
I.v' ll2.Mi.iii. HOSHI.ANI) ArH.Wp-n.
Lv]   Kir, ii.ni. SI'OKANK Ar.ll.Hip.m
TnlB tlmt lenvos Nclwin nt 9:16 a.m
mnkiw close Dominations nt Spokane HI
nil Const I'ointh.
PUMDBen t"T Kettle Hiter una Boundary Creek,connect nt MnroiiH witliHt<i(,<
Daily.
II. A. JACKSON, (i. P, &T.A.
Spokane   Wash
(i. K. TAOKAUUHY,
AKent, Nelson, B, O
Kootenay Railway and Nav.
Company.
OjH-ratliiK
KAMI/) k HUM/AN  RAILWAY
INTKKNATIONAL NAV. & THAI). CO.
Schedule of Time.        1'itolflc Standard  rime.
KAflLO ft slocan BY.
PoRNon-jiT iniin for Sandon and waynUtloriH
li-avcM   kanlo   at. H a. m..  dally.     KeturnliiK.
leavesflandon al i.hs p.m,, nrrivinx -��i Ka*To
at 3..Vt p.m.
rNTRRNATIONAL NAV, & THAI). UO,
Operating on Kootonay Lake and Kivor.
Sir. "International teavee Kiudu for Nckon
ut <i a. m. dally exoept Bundey. Returning,
leaves Neuon at 1*80 p.m., oalUng at italfour,
Pilot Hay. Ainsworth and all way nolnU. Con
neote with Sir. "Albetta" in and from Bonner Furry, idaho. also with s. K. &. N. u> and
from BpoSaue al ki\<- Mile Point
Str Alhcrta" Ijoavu* NOloon for Itonnern
Kerry, Tuesday! and SaliirdatK at 7 a.m.,
meeting Bteamer "International" from Ko-do
nt PHot Bay,
Returning- loavee Bonner/a Kerry at 8 n. m.
Wsdnosdayi nnd Bandars.
Dtreol oonnootlone made at Bonner*! Ferry
wltfa (treat Northern Hallway for ail point*,
wihI and w*wd,
Lardo dunt an division,
Str, "International" leave Kiudu for Ijirdo
and Argrntaiit M.'-p.m. Wedne-dayw nnd Krl
dare, Btr* "Alberts? leaven Kanlo for IahIo
and Argenta n\ fl 00 p.m. Sunday-.
Btsamon osjj ai prinoipal landings in both
directions, and al other point*- Mien elgnaUajd
TlolCOU sold to nil point*-in  Canada nnd tho
United BUtei
To ascertain niton and full Information, nd-
drvHN :
HOHKRT 1RVINO,
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I     MINING NEWS.     J
���->mTTT��4Mot��THtTnrn
The Big Chief Mmcs Limited lias
,iust been organized in Montreal for tho
purpose of developing the Big Chief
group on Boulder Creek. The capital
uf the new company is 1600,000 divide into 5,000,000 shares at a par
valno of 10 cents each ; 1,800,000 shares
have been placed in the treasury the
proceeds of which will be devoted to
development. The foregoing is the
substauoe of a letter received from
Montreal a few days ago. The property
will be equipped with machinery fiom
Jamea Oooper Co and th<- Rand Drill
Company, Tht* work of development
will coniiuence at once.
��   *   ��
The Homestiike mines of Dakota
have paid $875,000 in dividends this
year. They have paid since starting
tbe sum of 18,088,750. The Boston &
Montana distributed among the shareholders last rconth 12,226,000 which
makes $14,500,000 in dividends from
the start. The Anaconda Company has
paid |12JJ160Ji000. The entire dividends
paid last month by the mines of the
United States and British Columbia is
$6600,889,
MUKDERKU IN COMMAND.
Berlinu, Dee. 38.���Former Lieutenant Bruswith, a Germau army officer,
who murdered a civilian workman has
gono to join tho Boers A piivate letter from him says, he has been appointed commander of a battery of the
Transvaal.
change Division of Liverpool would I
have voted for him ro a man, he oonld
never bu induced to take such a step.
For one thing he was not nn ardent
politician ; for another he had not the
gift of fluent este.opore speech. His
public addref-scs when they were given
were models of conciseness aud expression, bnt they were previously prepared, and without the friendly aid of
manuscript,Mr. Ismay, on any important occasion a least, was never quite
at borne. Of his generous liberality
towards worthy uudertakingo, the annals of Liverpool charities bear eloquent testimony. Thousands of pounds
were unostentatiously /levoted to such
purposes, whilst in 1887, his jubilee
year, hy a gift of ��20,000 he started a
pension fund (sinre augmented by other
donations to i'lO.noO) for aged Liverpool seamen, under the operation of
which over a hundred old mariners are
receiving   pensions  of ��20 a year.
Mr. Ismay married in early life,
and leaves a family of sons and daughters, two of tho former being managers
of the Whito Star Line. Mrs. Ismay
also survives.
The sterling qualities of Mr. Ismay's
character furnished the text of general
recognition at Belfast in July last,
when the freedom of tho city was conferred upon him. To Liverpool his
loss will be very severe. He was universally respected and looked np to,
and the more fact of his presence in
the commercial community inspired
confidence in a remarkable degree, for
it was felt that, on all occasions when
farsightedness in fashioning a mercantile policy was required, his sagacity
anrl experience would not be found at
fault.
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 nut bv Jan
ist. The stock consists ol' new
and choice
Candies, Nuts, Bin Bons
and is large and well selected. Seeing is believing. Save money by buy-
at the old stand.
SIR W.   F. GATACRK.
STEAMBOAT MAN DEAD
���ketch
of the Life   of (lie Founder of
the White Star Line.
Mr. Thomas II. Ismay, founder and
manager of the White Star Hue oi
steamers died at the age of 02 at his
residence, Dawpool, Cheshire, Eug
land, on the 23rd ultimo.
Two months ago Mr. Ismay underwent a severe opoiation[for abscess on
the liver. His heart being weak; it
was not considered prodent to use anaesthetics, but Mr. Ismay faced the ordeal with charateristio bravery, and
the abscess was cut out. A second
operation left him in a very prostrate
condition, and though faint hones
were entertained that his reserve of
strength and indomitable courage
would suable him to pull through,
other combinations, inclnding pneumonia, set in, and though every care
was takeu of the patient, his end cam.1
as stated. In Liverpool bis loss will
be keenly felt, he being held in tbe
highest esteem for him public aud private virtues.
He was tho eldest son of  Mr. Joseph
Ismay, a   shipbuilder   and   shipowner
at, Maryport,   Cumberland,   was   born
in that town in 1837. and   at   the  age
of sixteen   proceeded   to  Liverpool   to
enter into business life, for   which   he
at once displayed  great   aptitude.    He
was   apprenticed   to   the   then   well-
known firm of Imrie,   Tomlinson, and
Co.,   shipowners   and brokers, and   at
the end of his  apprenticeship   made a
voyage hy sailing ship hy   Cape   Hern
to   Peru.   Returning 'to Liverpool   he
resumed   busineess     life,     prospering
steadily and gaining   the good opinion
of the   whole commercial   community
in virtue of his  shrewdness, combined
with   straightforwardness   and    that
high   sense    of   honor   which      was
throughout   his   life a leading characteristic,    In IS07 he took over the bus
iness of the White Star line of Australian sailing   clippers, and was sonn afterwards   joined   by Mr. William Im-
lie, son of one of the partners   in   ths
firm of Imrie, Tomlinson, and Co. The
two young men then   formed   tbo firm
of   Ismay, Imrie,    and    Co.,     which,
strengthened by the admission of more
recent partners, remains a   flourishing
undertaking today,   although   Mr.    Ismay himeslf retired from it at the end
of 18*11,    Beforo the close   of   tho  six-
tio^ Mr. Ismay, who  had studied with
care and closeness   the possibilities  of
improved Atlantic travel,   formed   the
Oceanic Steam  Navigation   Company,
of   which   his firm   became   managers
and by which the world-famed   White
Star Line   of   Atlantic   steamers  was
started.    The Oceanic, the first steamer of the line,   launched   in   1871, admittedly   revolutionised   the   type   of
passenger steamers.    She was followed
by other vessels, oach an improvement
upon   its    predecessor,     until    for  a
while   at   1 mst   a   climax    has  been
reached in the construction of thn new
Oceanic (tbo   tirst ship   ot  the   name
having passed out nf the service   some
years ago), whose   appearance this autumn as absolutely tho largest ship the
world   has   ever   seen,    caused   widespread interest.    It is pretty  generally
known   that   the whole of  the   Wbite
Star fleet has   been   built  by   Messrs.
Harland and Wolff at   Belfast; lint not
everyone, perhaps is awaro th ft fall the
work thereby  involved���representing a
total payment   to the huilders of   over
seven millions  sterling���has been done
without  any  written   or signed   contract between   tho parties  other   than
wns -jn one   occasion   contained   on   a
single sheet, of note pnper     Mr.  Ismay
himself   liked   to relate   this   circum
stance an an   evidence of  the  absolute
trust each firm felt iu the   other,   and
as   a   proof  of the   possibility  under
such conditions   of tho  most  gigantic
enterprises being carried   out  without
hitoh or unpleasantness.
Though ho retired from the firm of
Ismay, Imrie, and Co., in 1801, Mr.
iRmay continued to his death as chairman of the Whito Stm Line, in whose
success he felt legitimate pride, and
to whose interests he devoted tho great
energy he possessed. The White Star
Line, however, did not absorh him. |
Method wns one of his eminent gifts,
and thus be found time to attend to
public work in various important di-
lectioiis. He served on numerous
Koyal nnd other Commissions, was a
director of the London and North
Western Railway Company (tho chairmanship of which wus offered to him
on the retirement of Sir Richard Moon,
but declined owing to pressure of other
work i, and was a director also nf several leading insurance and commercial
public companies. But though repeatedly urged to enter Parliament,
and though   the   electors   of   the  Ex-
Some   Incidents   iu  the Career of the
British General.
Sir William Forbes Gatacre won a
big reputation in the British army in
the recent campaigns iu India and the
Soudan, where he commanded brigades,
and wears many war medals for ser-
.ices in tbe lower grades of rank. He
is member of the "Distinguished Service Order." The private soldier in
the barrack-room has bestowed on the
General the nickname of "Bill Back-
aoher," ou account of his capacity for
hard work. In the Soudau his bri-
gadfl was recognized as the best marching force in the country and General
Gatacre himself tramped cheerfully
through the desert on the way to
Khartoum. He is 5(i years of age. and
from the time that. " he entered the
army in the Duke of Cambridge's Own
Middlesex has passed a most active
military career. Having gone through
the Staff College, he filled administrative posts nt Aldershot and Madras,
and later on held the offices in India
of assistant qnartermnster-goneral in
the headquarters' staff, and adjutant-
general at Bombay. In the Chitrnl
cjmniiign of 1805, with his brignde
forming part of tbe relief force.he conducted the action of Morragai, and had
fierce fighting in the passages of the
.Taubatal and Lowarai passes. At tha
end of last year's eainpiiign in the
Egyptian Soudan, for his services at
the battles of the Atbara and Omdur-
man, he received the thanks of Parliament and was made a Knight Commander of the Batb.
Fraternity Hall
Onr Baker A Kootenay sis,
can lie muted for Concerts, Lectures.
Dances, Banquets and every kind of en
tert.a in ment. Good ante-rooms, cloak
rooms. Kitchen and dining room furnished.    For terms apply
DR. E. C. ARTHUR   Citv
To Coitracteii Hunters
You can save inoi.ey by
buying your
Plate. Sheet and Ornamental
Glass from
H. WILLIAMS, Nelson, Agent for
J.   W.  MELLOR,
VICTORIA, B.C.
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MISTLETOE
FOR   SALE
CHEAP
10,000 Big Horn treasury stock.
5,000 Noonday-Curley stock, at
low prices for a few days.
See Annable
Two  lots  for  sale,   close  in good
residence site.
Sek Annahle
Space won't permit us
to give a list of
11
XMAS GOODS
We have everything and anything.    If you want something choice
for Xmas and don't know what you do   want  just
take   the   street   car   lo
t
?
MISCELLANEOUS
Advertisements Inserted under this head at
the ratu ot 0110 cent a word per Insortion. No
advertisement taken for less ilian 2,5 cents.
TO   LIST���Nicely     furnished    room,
electric    light    and furnace heated.
Apply  North   East   corner  Lake  and
Cedar.          _______
LOST, --Blank pooket book, oontainmg
some money  and   notes.    Return   to
Prosser's store for reward.   T. G. Nelson.
NOTICE.���Dr.    Stoddart,   dentist,   is
opening a dental  office   in   Room S,
Turner Block.
TO LET.���Furnished house complete
for three months, $25 per month,
water and every accommodation. Five
rooms. Situated within 10 minutes
walk from Post Offloe. Apply to T.
G. Procter, Baker Street.
NOTICE.
DR. BARBER, Dentist has
au offlcn with Dr. Morrison,
nnd bridge work a specialty,
opened
Crown
MISS PALHER
will open hor KinderKarton and Primary
School in iht1 English Church School Room oil
2nd .Inn. e
Kor tot'infl particulars apply to
MISS PALMER,
tit tho rosin"enca of Mrs. ,1. R. Robertson, Bakor Stroot. Wost.
BANKERS AND BROKERS.
aE0.SKALLER&C0.
ICONSOL, STOCK EXCHANGE BLDQ.
60-62 Brodway,    New York
LOTS OF MONEY
can bo mado through speculation with deposit
of $30.00 [thirty dollars] upward [or 8 por cent,
margin upward] on Stock Exchange.
The great est fortunes have been made through
speculations in Stocks, Wheat or Cotton.
If you are interested to know how speculations aro conducted notify us and we will send
you information and market letter free of
charge.
Usual commissions charged for executing
orders.
Government, Muni' Ipal   and    Ki.IIforiI
bonds quotations furnished on application for
purchase, sale or exchange.
House    Furniture   for   5    roomed
house   lor sale,   and  house  to
rent.
Seb Annahle.
Insure your lile 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
tho ;ame 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.
M. DES BRISAY & CO.
SMOKE  "KoYAL  SK v L"~CuTarS
West Kootenay Butcher Co.
ALL   KINDS!   OF
Fresh   and    Salted   Meats
WHOLESALE  AND RETAIL
Fish and Poultry in Season
E.   C.   TRAVES.   Manager.
Baker Street, Nelson.
Orders by mail receive careful and prompt attention.
^ANNABLE
OPERA HOUSE
BLOCK.
Turner Beeton & Co.
VICTORIA.
WHOLESALE
NKLSON
VANCOUVER LONDON, Eng.
MERCHANTS.
LIQUORS,   DRY   GOODS,   ORE   BAGS.
CAR OF PABST BEER
Just arrived from Milwaukee.
I
By the only Brat class undertaker in Nelson,
MR. A. W, I'l'KDV.   Address
NKLSON FURNITURE CO.
Applowhalto Block.      Haker st. cor. Kootonay
Or at  residence  on Silica  street,   fiast of
Josephine
REISTERER    & CO.,
Brewers of Fine T,tiger
Beer nnd Porter.
Drop in  and see  us.
NELSON,    ~BTc7
Bennett's Improved
Safety Fuse
As    Supplied     British    Admiralty.
White Countered
Giitta Percha,
Will Not Crack or Break.
Absolutely safe  in al
conditions.
weather
Pip's Minors' Met! nt)
Minimizes   risk    from    firini*   fuse
liverythinjr to recommend it.
Ask your dealer for them.
Manufactured by
William Bennett Sis & Go.
Cambourne, Cornwall, England.
ROWLAND MACHIN*
General Agent for Canada*
LAWRENCE   HARDWARE  CO.
Distributing Axon'*.
F.J. BRADLEY & CO.
PAINTERS and
DECORATORS.
...L. POGUE...
��� KOR���
Harness ami Saddlery
The lending shop. Large
i-toek. Best snorted stock
on hand. Harness, Collars ot best makes, Saddles, Blankets, Bells,
Whips, Brashes, Combs,
oto.
Prices satisfactory.
Call and t-ee.
Cor. Ward and Bakor
streets.
SIGN WORKA SPECIALTY.
Builders will find it to thoir advantage to
flmirc with Bradley & Co. on Painting,
NELSON WINE 00.,
where yon enn   depend on   celling the  best,
nrund* in th i market am. nny quantity from
10c. up,   Prices cannot be disputed,
'PHONE S3.
Frank A. Tamblyn, Mgr.,
Baker Street, Nelson
GLAZING KAUiO.MINIMI
W. STARMER SMITH & CO.
PC
Chimney Sweeping,
Houses, Offices and Stores Cleaned.
All work done by us is guaranteed lirst class.
Leave orders at office, Wnrd Street, oppositj
Postoffloe,
COAL!   COAL!
Great Reduction!
Ton
' $6.15 Per Ton
HAHI) (10AL     q��Q CE   npr
(ANTHRACITE)   99.DO  Per
CROWS  NKST
COAL
DELIVER lil).
0.W.WEST&C0.
TPT.Vl'linVR !i>
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
In tlio matter ol the "Companies Winding Up
Act. 1898," and in the matter of the "Nelson
Poorman Gold Mining Company, Limited," in
liquidation.
Notice is hereby given that at an extraordinary general meeting of the Nelson Poorma
Oold Mining Company, Limited, held Novem-
ber 17th, lSttl). duly convened, a Rpeeial resolution requiring the said company to bfl wound
up was duly panned; which resolution at a Hub
sequent extraordinory general meeting of the
said company, also duly convened, ana held on
])i comber 6th, 1899, was duly confirmed.
Ai such last mentioned meeting the appointments of William Murray Hotsford of the City
of Vancouver Province of Britten Columbia,
as liquidator and Charles C. Bennett of the
same place as inspector, for the purposes of tho
V\ lading Up were confirmed.
Notice is also given (pursuant to "Companies
Winding Up Act, 18*18 " section 101, thai the
creditors of and others having -'hums upon tlio
said company, are required on or before the 10th
day of January, A. I>., 1900. to send their names
and addresses, tho particulars of their debts or
claims and the nature of the securities, if any,
held hy them tu WilJinm Murray lloUford,
Merchants' Uai k of Halifax, Vancouver, B. C,
the liquidator of tho said company.
Notice Is further given that after such last
mentioned date the snid liquidator will proceed
to distribute the assets of the H.iid company
among the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to tho claims of which he shall theu
have notice.
Dated at Vanooui er. B. a. Hoc. Oth, 1699.
OSBORNFC PLUNKETT,
Maohlnnon Building, Granville street, Vancouver, B. c.
Solicitor for the said Liquidator.
Shareholders in the Biid oompany aro requested t�� forthwith forward their share certificates to the t-aid Liquidator in order that thr
distribution aoouring thereon may bo speedily
adjusted.
VTOTIOH is hereby given that application
Xl will bo made to the Legislative Assem
bly of tlie Province of Brisish Columbia, at iU
next session; for an Act to incorporate a Com
pany with power to construct, build, equip and
operate tramways in the Districts of Kootenay
and Yalo, in tho Province of Kritish ColvmbU;
fo run atid operate such tramways hy eleotrio,
steam or other power, as may be most economical or convenient; to erect and operate telegraph and telephone lines in and between all
the eiths, towns, villages and BOttlnmentfi in
said Uistriots of Kootenay and Yale, with power to connect with other lines thnt may operate
in or outside of such districts; to supply electric, steam, air, water or o'her power to othor
corporations, manufactories or individuals;
to supply light to otbor corporal ions, manufactories or individuals; to acquire and hold water righta for the purpose of generating nowor,
of o;
KOOTENAYCOFFEE CO
Our Fresh Rousted Ooflee of Befit
Quality, ua follows :
Java and Arabian Mocha, per pound $   40
Java and Mocha Blend, 8 pounds 1 00
Kino Santos, 4 poundn  ... 1 00
SantosBlend, ft pounds  l 00
Our Snecial Blend, 11 pounds  100
Our Itlo Roast, ll pounds  100
A ran, iiitiini goi.ll in i>.
Salesrooms.
2 DOORS EAST OF ODDFELLOWS
BLOCK, W. BAKER ST.
IXfEUBON,        -        B. C.
whether for their own use or tho use of other
corporations, manufactories, or Individuals
to fnrnlehand supply water to other corporations, manufactories or Individuals in sai<f uis-
trlots; to acquire and hold land, timber rinbts,
rights of way andothor property ond oasomonts,
for the purposes of the Oompiny, with all necessary powers in lhat liehulf; to acquire all tbe
assets, franchise-, privileges and business of the
Nelson Eleotrio Tramway Company, Limited:
in acquire all the assets, franchises, privllig.s
and buslnoss of llie Rosslnnd and.*-opbie Mono
lain Kiectrlc Railway Company, Limited; to
receive aid.eilher hy way or bonus or otherwise, from any municipality in said Districts of
Kootenay or Yale; to obtain exemption from
taxation and other privileges from any municipality in snid Districts nf Koolenay and Yale
and all other usual, necessary or incidental
powers and privileges as may be necessary or
Incidental or conductive to tne attainment of
the above objects, or anv of them.
Dated at the City of Nelson tlds 1st dav nf
December, A. I)., falil. '
MACDONALD & JOHNSON.
Solicitors far tht AHHeOHlt,
TADDY & CO.
ESTABLISHED 150 YEARS LOlldOri,    Eflg.
"ORBlT"   Brand and
HKbl llbK. Navy Cut Tobaccos.
Aobnts fob Canada i JAMES TURNER A. CO.. Hamilton, Ont.
Merchants' Bank of Halifax.
Incorporated 1869.
Capital Authorized   -----   $2,ooo,ooo
Capital Paid Up, $1,500,000, Reserve, $l,25o,ooo.
Head Office: Halifax, Nova Scotia.
uene-al Banking Business   ransacted; Sterling Bills of ExchanRi* Bought
and Sold, Letters of  Credit, Etc., Negotiated.
Accounts received on the most favorable terms.   Intorest allowed on special
deposits ami on Saving Bunk nooouuts.
BRANCHES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Atlin, Bennett, Grand Forks, Nanairao, Nelson, Rossland, Van-
couver, Vancouver East End, Victoria, Ymir.
Geo. Kydd, Manager, Nelson, B.C.
SMOKE
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