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 J  "y"-  MARTIN IS ON THE WARPATH  Ho Roasts Everyone Except Himself.  Victoria, Jnmiary 10.���[Special to the  Tribune.]���Semlin  continued  the debate  on the address today, but anything that  he  said   paled   into   insignificance  when  Joe Martin followed and, in plainest English, mercilessly  arraigned   the premier.  He charged Semlin with having obtained  the position by rank dishonesty and with  grossest incompetency in office, detailing  the conL'nsion  into  which  the  affairs of  Semlin's department  had  got when  his  colleagues found  it  necessary to relieve  him.    Martin kept within the bounds of  parliamentary language, but probably no  arraignment so  pitiless  or  forcible had  ever before been heard iu the British Columbia legislature.    Over and over again  Martin stated opinions  as those of members���generally on  the government side  ���and   challenged   contradiction,   ami, it  was significant that  no  one ventured a  word in contradiction of his references to  the premier, although interruptions were  comoii enough  during   other portions of  his speech.    "I declare,"   he said, for instance, "that the  president of the council   (McKcchnie)   and   the   member   for  South Nanaimo (Ralph  Smith) have no  use for the premier, and have so expressed  themselves and I challenge them to deny  it."    Both sat dumb.    It looked as if the  premier had not a champion in-the whole  party,'and tonight it is suggested  that  Semlin would be taking  the  only dignified course were he to tender his resignation to the governor and  precipitate the  election Avhich his  quondam followers so  much  desire  to  avert.      Martin  spared  Cotton today.    He is keeping that rod in  pickle,    lie dealt  only briefly and  incidentally with hit- arch  enemy, declaring,  for instance, that his sole  desire  was to  turn the government out,   not  to  install  the present opposition, and that  he had  only   turned   to  the  opposition   himself  when he  found   Cotton  coquetting with  them for a coalition against Martin.    He  scathingly denounced the Canadian Pacific railroad, while opposing the cash subsidy for the  Columbia  A:  Western,-promised   in   the   speech,   and    vigorously  scored the Dominion government for dis-  iillowance   of  the   anti-Japanese  legislation  of last  session,  which he  thought  provincial    ministers    should    have   reintroduced     and    pressed.        The    proposal   to   give    a    member    to    Boundary he condemned on tho ground that a  general     redistribution    -is      necessary  and   this should' not be .shelved by providing justice for one 'constituency only.  Though.   Martin's   challenges ���to,   and  denunciations of the heads of the government seemed to call for immediate reply,  debate now stands' adjourned to Friday,  when Ralph   Smith  will  have the  Hour.  In  the  meantime, Martin'-, vigorous  arraignment will have two days clear start  of any defense the government can make.  The ostensible reason for adjournment is  that Martin has Lo go to  Vancouver, but  that would not have prevented an  evening session and reply tonight.  Victoria trades and labor council tonight passed a vote of loss of confidence  iu .loo Martin because of his present  attitude.  xtnz  THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 11,  1900.  PUBLISHED AT NELSON, BRITISH COLUMBIA.  DAILY (BY MAIL) $5 A YEAR; WEEKLY,   $f  will be elected by at least -'.0 majority.  The candidates for aldermen are: W. E.  Hodder, J. D. Moore, A. AV. Goodenough,  C. A. Carlson, W. V. Papworth, Dr. Har-  tin, E. D. Twiss, Samuel Bruce, F. E. Archer and Samuel Fawcett. Hodder,  Carlson, Goodenough, Papworth, Moore  and Archer will probably be elected.  WHY LADYSMITH WAS ATTACKED  A Story That May Not Be True.  London.���January 11.���Tho Standard  litis received the following dated January  S from its special correspondent at Frere  camp, **I hear   on  good authority that  president Kruger sent word  to the  Boer  headquarters asking why Ladysmith had  not  been  attacked   and  that the  reply  was " We  would  lose   too   many men."  His answer  to this excuse  was the  suggestion       that      the       Free       Staters  might   be    put��., iu    front.    This     hint  was   taken   and   the   attack   delivered.  President Krnger's  advice  was  so  good  that  the  Free   Staters behaved   better  than  the  Transvaalers  have   done.    At  all events they managed  to seize a hill.  Later in the day the Transvaalers retired  before,, general  White's  counter   attack  amid the jeers of the Free  Staters, who  actually   stuck   to   their  position   until  they were bayoneted in the ditches.    After  this affair  it is almost certain that  the  allies  will   quarrel.    A  heavy   gun  mounted  on   Umbulwana  hill  has  been  firing    since   daybreak.     Evidently  the  siege of Ladysmith is still maintained."  THE  DELAGOA  BAY  QUESTION  JOSEPH   MARTIN   WAKES   UP  The Legislature at Victoria.  Vktouia, January 10,���In a two hours'  speech Joe Martin bitterly attacked the  C. P. R,, the government and Ralph  Smith, evidently a play for the labor Arolo  -in anticipation, of an-early���dissolution..  On tlio motion of Balph Smith the house  adjourned until Friday, Smith explaining that ho wanted Martin to bo  prcfciifc when he replied to his statements. Martin -having intimated that  he would be in Vancouver tomorrow, the  premier agreed to the adjournment.  Municipal Matters, in Greenwood.  (..if_i..v\voon, .January 10. -[Special to  the Tribune],���Superintendent J.' P.  Keano, of the Cariboo mine, is in tho city,  from Camj) Me Kin hey. "Things are going  along as usual at (he mine," he said to  the correspondent of tho Tribune, "J";im  down here arranging for the .shipment-of  our concentrates, to the Hall Alines smelter  at Nelson. We shall continue sending  down concentrates to Greenwood until  tho railway is completed to Midway. The  first shipment, is two carloads, and' we  have considerable more to send. It litis  been gradually piling up for some months  past."  Apparently little interest, on the outside, is being taken in the elections here.  Mayor Thomas Hardy is again in nomination and is opposed by alderman .Robert  Wood. Both parties aro working hard,  if quietly, for the coveted position. Lu  both the north and south wards there  arc live candidates out of which number  only three in each ward can bo elected.  Yesterday evening the first telegraphic  message over the new Spokane Northern  Telegraph Company's line to Phecnix was  received here.   The Election at Kaslo.  Kaslo, January 10.���[Special to the  Tribune.]���The election will be a hotly  contested one tomorrow. The candidates  for mayor arc C. W. McAun and George  T.   Kane.   .It is  predicted  that  McAnn  Is Discussed by the Times.  London, January 11.���The Times, in a  special article dealing with the  Delagoa  bay question, expresses the opinion that  the  endeavor  of  the  Boers to  overrun  Xatal   lends  confirmation   to  assertions  made before the war by prominent Boers  that they would seize Durban  as a port.  The article proceeds fo point out that by  the through rate system, especially favorable   to   Transvaal shipments  over  the  Delagoa Transvaal  railway, German ship  owners have been  able to secure traffic  with little risk of examination at continental ports or at Delogoa bay.    The writer goes on to say : -��� It is  known that in  anticipation of future military  developments in the Transvaal  toward  the Zou-  pansbcrg       district,      a      considerable  amount   of   stores    and    munitions   of  war   have   been    forwarded    foi*   some  time  past  chiefly   from  the   continent.  It is understood that the Union Steamship Company  besides  ceasing  to  have  iJerr Pott, the Transvaal consul general  at Lorenzo Marque... as their agent, has  withdrawn their steamers from the  Delagoa bay route. The Castle Company  has done the same and made* arrangements that will prevent any use at  Delagoa bay of their vessels for anti-  British purposes. Measures in tho same  direction have, been taken with regard to  the Empress Landing Company. The withdrawal of steamers" of two British mail  com panies-mayrhowevor,-increase-Great-  Britain's difficulties by throwing the  carrying trade still more into the hands  of Continental shippers and, diverting  business ' to America1 for handling by  foreign steamers from American - ports."  -The article concludes by again urging  tho government to' endeavor to secure a  more strict examination.        " ~  FLOUR  IS  MADE CONTRABAND  Decision of Foreign Office.  ��� ^ -* ^  - London, January :10.���The foreign  office only arrived at a decision today respecting the seizures of dour," and it was  not until after Mr. Choate's interview  had ended that a note embodying the  provision*, was" drawn up. Several of the  government's advisers wanted to make a  regulation regarding canned goods, but  this was decided to be impracticable. The  decision to make .Jour and grain in transit  to the enemy contraband is evidently  hedged in with many difficulties of execution. But the foreign office believes  that investigation -will generally determine whether the grain is really  meant for consumption at Lorenzo  Marque/, or in the Transvaal. Mr.  Choate cabled lord Salisbury's note to  the state department at Washington tonight and colonel IIay is expected to  reply accepting the terms.  Indication of Fighting.  London, January 11.���The Durban correspondent of the Standard, telegraphing  Tuesday, says that twelve hundred Indian stretcher bearers started for the  front the previous night, and that their  departure was regarded in Durban as indicative of a renewal of the fighting.  JAMES J. HILL'S SON IN NELSON  On a Tour of Railway Inspection.  A notable deputation of railroad magnates passed through Nelson yesterday  at noon. The party comprised J. N. Hill,  president of the Spokane Falls & Northern railway and third vice-president of  the Great Northern; Francis B. Clark,  general traffic manager Spokane Falls &  Northern; J. Babbitt, vice-president Spo-T  kane Falls & Northern; H. A. Jackson,  general passenger and freight agent, Spokane Falls & Northern; and W. Forrest,  Spokane Falls & Northern.  Mr. Hill has recently become president  of the Spokane Falls <fc Northern road,  and is making his first tour of inspection  over the line. He was in Rossland on  Tuesday, and was there induced by F. W.  Peters of the C. P. R. to visit Nelson.  Accordingly Mr. Hill sent his special train  on to Nelson, and came here over the  C. P. R. The party arrived on the morning train, took the tramcar across the  city to the Nelson & Fort Sheppard depot, where they rejoined their special,  and returned to Spokane.  President Hill was surprised and delighted with the evidences of Nelson's  substantial progress and prosperity.. The  new business blocks on Baker street  caught his attention particularly and  elicited warm expressions of approval.  On entering the tramcar Mr. Hill remarked that it was the best car, considering the furnishings, motors and apparatus generally, he had ever seen.  II. A. Jackson, the passenger and freight  agent of the S. F. <fc. N., also expressed  his pleasure at the marked improvement  noticeable throughout the city.  11 is understood that one of the principal reasons for Mr. Hill's visit was the  proposition for joining the tracks of his  road with those of the C. P. R., and that  the project is reasonably sure of materializing.  THE MOLINEUX MURDER TRIAL  ' Still-Goes on in New York.  Nhw Vohk, January" 10.���In the trial  of Roland 33. Molirieux today the defence  scored an important point. Emma Miller  oi' Newark, who a year ago sold the silver bottle holder, that has figured so.pro-  minently in the case, persistently and repeatedly swore in her answer to a dozen  questions asked in a dozen different ways,  that Molineux was not the man who  bought the .silver bottle holder from her.  Prosecuting attorney Osborne drew from  the witness the admission that one of  the newspapers had paid her $125 for a  typewritten statement of what she remembered about the affair. She sftid  that the man who bought the bottle  holder from her was of gentlemanly appearance, slight build, sandy beard and  light complexion. ' Molineux is beardless  and dark complexioned.  WATSON WAS MAKING A SPEECH    When-the Boers-Opened Fire.   ItEXSi.U rg, Capetown, Monday, January  8.���It is reported here officially with reference to the disaster, to" the first bat-'  talion '' of the Suffolk . regiment,  that lieutenant colonel Watson  marched the regiment- in close column  to the top of the lull at midnight.  He assembled the officers and was addressing them just at daybreak, when"  the enemy vol lied at a distance of thirty  paces. The colonel, his adjutant and  .two other officers were .killed. The" SuiT-  blks, who had scarcely fired a shot, lied  hack1 to the pickets about a thousand  yards away, spine one having shouted  "Retire." About 150, however, remained,  lost heavily and finally surrendered. Our  operations since have been unimportant.  Several reconnaissances have beeu made  and show that the enemy is jealously  guarding his communications to the  north.  THE CITY COUNCIL BIDS ADIEU  The  To Its Labors For the Year.  last  meeting  of  the members of  the council who were elected in January  last was held yesterday afternoon. The  business which came before the council  was chiefly of a routine nature. The  most important was the consideration of  the financial statement for the financial  year ending December 31st, 1899, which  upon its face showed an overdraft at the  Bank .of Montreal of $10,829.02 up till  the end of December, payments made  since that date not coming within the  period covered by the report.  Statement No. 1.  1.CI.CTKIC LIGHT DIJI-l-NTCnES.  Balance from 181)8:  Proceeds  from  benlurcs ..  sale  of   1899  Dr.  Or.  de  s  24,011  55  S 2,969 80  1(5,050 00  5,594 75  Expenditure in'1899   Balance ut debit   ��24,014 55   $24,014 55  7000 I.I per cent 30 year debentures unsold.  WATJ-l_.VO_._-S I-F.HENTUI.HS.  Dr. Cr.  Balance from 1898.:  -S    3,3i�� 31  Proceeds  from  sale   of   1891)   de-  ���   ben Hires....  ��� S32.100 00  Expenditure in 1899  ��   35,239 02  Debit balance  S 6,532'90  ��   38,032 90   ��38,032 90  8000 4} per cent 30 year debentures unsold.  &l.\V._K CONVI'ItL-C'l'lON J-I-lll.X IX'I.I.S.  Dr. Cr.  Balance'" from 1898  S 1,470 00  1'iocecds  from  sale   of  1889   de  bentures   K-ipcnditure in 1899.  Balance at ci edit....  $    17  .'���O:  01  05  $   17,529 m   817,32!) 00  ri.iii.ic I'.l n.Di.vc.i-  Balance from 1898...  Expenditure in 1899  Balance at credit   AND OHO.;.*.!.*-  Dr.  :Ri 57  2SI 58  Cr.  007 15  007 15    ��   007 15  Statement No. 2.  _-isii_*Kc'i:Mi;.\-T-..  Kire department..  Police   Legal expense.   "Miscellaneous   Printing and .stationery   I'ublic buildings and grounds  Salaries ..., ,   Sever construction,   Sewer maintenance   l.!Ci-!ri<> liglit construction   l-lC-tric light maintenance...  Waterworks coii .1 ruction   Waterworks maintenance   Streets .....'   Sidewalks   (Tealth department   1 ._._..._���__(. light supplies..   Sinking fuuflM    Interest and exchange   I'uel and light   Weigh scale fixture   l.I'C-.H'T-..  Ileal estate taxes. ..     .    Electric light rates ..,   Water rates    Licenses.   Policecourt lilies ,   Sewer i.ite. -   "Miscellaneous-   Bond tax ,   Dog tax   Burial permits and lots  ,  .Supplies sold    -Health department ..   Weigh scale.   Waterworks construction   Deljontures sold   (lovernmeiit grant ,   Deposit of Nelson Klectric Tramway Co.  ...S  Statement No. 3.  ,u ..s'lv a< coi .*> J1.  Checks issued in year   Intcrcbl.orci'diiift    '. ..  ...  Overdraft December 31st, 1898  Deposits in 189*1 - ��� .  Overdiaft December '.lnf, 189!)  Bank balance   .   Chocks out   .*.  War Office Announcement.  London, January 11.���The war office  announces that the list of British casualties at Ladysmith last Saturday has  not yet been received. The following dispatch, dated at Frere camp, January 10,  noon, has been leceivcd from general  Buller: "A Transvaal telegram gives  the enemy's loss at Ladysmith on  Saturday as four killed and fifteen wounded, and this after, as  it is admitted, they had endured a  withering fire from six masked batteries  and been defeated at all points. Natives  however, assert that the Boer Ions  in one command alone was 150 killed and  wagon loads of wounded. The heaviest  loss is said to have been among the Free  Staters, who were forced by the Transvaalers into  the most dangerous places."  .',371 30  3    10,S__1 02  Alderman Fletcher did not remain for  the whole of the session, and; after asking to bo 'excused from further attendance, he shook hands with the. other  members of the council .and said goodbye. When it came to the wind-up good-  natured speeches were made all round,  but alderman Ilillyer was the only member of the council who remembered the  reporters of the city papers, lie thought  they were rather good fellows, and  Said so.   -    ���  The finance committee recommended  the payment of bills and accounts  amounting to $719.;'. 1.  The public works, committee reported  recommending: (1) that a crossing be  laid across Vernon street from about the  center of block 00 to the center of block  1: (2) also that tt crossing be laid on  Water street at O'Neill's grocery store :  (8) With reference to the claim of JMc-  Beath & Co. under their contract for  electric light flume, the committee recommended that the sum of $.'.11 be paid  McBeath c*c (Jo. in full settlement of al!  claims under their contract; (J) that  payment be made to Strachan Brothers  of the sum of $85.0:., balance of account  of September 11 th; (:.) the committee  wish to place on record at the end of  their term their appreciation of the work  done by tiie city engineer and the close  attention lie has paid to the city's business.  The following resolution was moved by  alderman Beer, seconded by alderman  Ilillyer, and carried, alderman Kirkpatrick alone dissenting:  That whereas, resolutions were passed  by   this council  on   February Wfcli and  February 10th, 1899, with respect to the  settlement of suit of Arthur vs. City,  and question having arisen as to said  settlement and the effect of such  resolutions :  Therefore, this council resolves and  declares that the litigation between E. C.  Arthur and the City of Nelson was  settled and was so intended by such  resolutions, and that Arthur should not  prosecute any appeal from the judgment  standing against him, and that each  party to such litigation was to pay their  own costs, and that any judgment of the  City of Nelson against E. C. Arthur should  be cancelled.  Two resolutions carrying out the agreement between the city and the Canadian  Pacific Railway-Company, with respect  to the transfer of certain lots involved in  the recreation ground deal, were passed  by the council without debate.  The application of the tramway company for the return of the $200 deposit  made with the city before the submission  of the company's bylaw to the ratepayers,  and for the $2000 deposit"of the company,  was considered. The opinion of the  council was that the $200 was to go towards defraying the cost of submitting  the bylaw, and that the $2000 should be  held until the company's railway could  be passed by the city engineer.  A resolution was passed expressing the  satisfaction of the council Avith the work  done and services rendered by the present city officials during the past year,  and a second ��� resolution was passed  granting city clerk Strachan a bonus of  10.050 00 $ioo for the services he rendered the  city while on his holiday trip to Victoria  in securing the sewer pipe from the provincial government, and also as recompense for his services as clerk of the  board of police and license commissioners.  City engineer McCulloch's annual report, as published in Tui_ Tribuxio, was  presented. The engineer made several  recommendations with a view to improving the public services during the year.  These were as follows: Electric lighting ;  To fully utilize water available from  Whitewater creek it will probably be  necessary to store the day flow of Cottonwood creek, which can be done at small  expense. The electric light dani should  be improved; street wiring shouklbe extended to the easterly portion of the  city; something should also be done in  the way of street lighting in the portion  of the city on the alternating' system; as  that part of tho city is now without  streetlights. He strongly recommended  the use of meters to check the indiscriminate use of lights, and thus increase the  capacity of the plant by probably :_0 per  cent.    GREAT    DUTCH ^ENTHUSIASM  Is Shown in Cane Colony.  London*, January 11.���The Daily Mail  has the following dispatch, dated January  Sth, from Frere Camp: "With tho exception of the usual shelling of the Boer  positions by the naval guns, the British  force remains inactive. Fight Boer,  camps were seen today by a patrol along  the Tugela in a westerly .direction.. All  _were\iuiet.      _  _ _    * -1    _ .  '-Natives say that 'when the British  reconnoitered near Colenso on Saturday,  the Boers hurried from Springfield. 'Tlii-s  support.1,    the   belief that   Colenso  wa-*  weakened to attack Ladysmith."'  The Capo Town" correspondent ,of the  Daily Mail telegraphs Monday saying:  "The Boer ���successes have been followed  by a tremendoiiM outburst of enthusiasm  and Boer sympathy in   the western part  ..S     4,700 1!)  4,50S 7_  _,i:.!) 23  :t,M\ 41  1.90S 08  385 57  4.517 (Hi  17,227 01  *    J 27 2.)  21.011 55  2,722 78  ,.  '   .*���.*>,__��) 02  :uo_ .'IS  11,S0!) II  i_,-:_o oi  1,210 01  131 97  :..7*.o on  0,52.') ,18  110 .-1,1  S j:.3, i.��t ra  11,821 Ci  v.i.wr, ���.!  IWIl! 2..  12,!)25 50  i .as. so  .W!) 78  0,711 87  2.011 00  250 00  117 70  211 ,Vi  1,847 50  17 ,.')  15 10  '*_,_. X) IX)  780 si.  H/Oll 00  'S 127 .��11 20  .  51.17,7a! 77  i*3:. os  S l.'ii. I''!) 85.  ,     .,   58.*> !)i  S_i:�� 1,025 Kn_  :.   las.nx) 18  ..      10,8_!) 02  THE IDENTITYSTIIL A MYSTERY  Of the  Tramway Accident's Victim,  The identity of the man killed on the  Silver King traniAvay Tuesday morning  remains a mysteiy. All yesterday the  body lay in D. Me Arthur & Co.'s morgue  on Vernon street, and was viewed *by  fully a hundred citizens. Many of these  had doubtless seen the man about the  city during the preceding few days, but  the distorted features rendered recognition difficult, and almost without exception all who saw the remains were at a  loss to place the man.  The only approach to a clue was furnished by II. L. West, who expressed his  conviction that the body was that of a  man named Kerlew Or Curlew. Mr. West  stated that Kerlew, who is a practical  miner, was last seen by him on Saturday  or Sunday evening, at which time he,  Kerlew, said he would go the Athabasca  mine in the hope of securing work. Since  then Mr. West has not seen Kerlew, und  believes that the man killed was his acquaintance. On the other; hand another  visitor to the morgue stated positively  that the body was not that of Kerlew.  Color is lent to Mr. West's opinion by the  fact that Kerlew has not been seen at  the Athabasca.  Several spectators remarked that they  had seen the dead man about the city  last week. One of these said that deceased was in the Silver King hotel on  Monday night, but this was not corroborated.  A possible solution of the mystery has  been placed in the hands of the provincial police by The Tkiu_n*i_. James Morgan, of the Silver King mine, called at  this office yesterday evening and stated  that another employee at the mine had  expected a brother-in-law to arrive there  about Tuesday, and had concluded that  the victim of the accident must be the  missing relative. An effort was made to  secure further particulars from the mine  by telephone, but the wire was not in  working order.  Dr. Arthur, the coroner, viewed the remains ngain today, and announced that  he still considered an inquest unnecessary. A burial certificate was issued and  the tramway officials exonerated from  any blame in connection with the fatality. The body will be on view again today to citizens who may be desirous of  seeing it, as the authorities are anxious  to establish its identity. Interment will  bo made this afternoon or tomorrow  morniug.     , .���"''_  IN    FLETCHER'S    COMMITTEE    ROOM.   '  __ \V. A. Macdonald' *   "We should  have  called  a public  meeting,' even  if  1   had  been the only spell binder."'  _ D.   M.   Curley:   "We- did   not   make  promises enough."  IC. It. Cameron: ''If wedo not. get SO  majority in the west ward we are done  for." - -   v* -  Halifax Halt: " I want to be city engineer." ,  O. A. Waterman : " Leave old Bill Hall  to me.    1 will attend to him."  Candidate   Arthur: ������ I' do   not   want  any man that-will vote for John'Houston  for mayor to  vote for me."  " Tom -Proctor: " I want a  music  hall."  Mayor Neelands : "i expect that 1 will  have to leave town on Friday."  A.   II.   Kelly:   "As  between  candidates   I   do   not   know  am at."  Captain   Duncan:   ** Fletcher  have kissed and made trp."  Candidate Fletcher: '* I have  a single promi-'u- during  the  'Pat Carey: " I control  the  ���in-my-di.trict.���-���   David Morris: " Mvery man at the gasworks will vote for Fletcher."  the  two  where   I  anil me  not made  campaign."  labor vote  of the colony. Beports from Paari s-iy  the whole district is made hideous at  night by blinds of. young men parading  in the villages.and ringing the Transvaal  Vol..slicd, while the children are everywhere practicing the national songs of  the republics. The following are specimens of statements believed by the western Dutch: -Bullet'and Hhodei are prisoners' and 'Two thousand Boers secivtly  sailed and captured Cape Town.' " i  GERIV1ANY    SENDS    WARSHIPS  To Delaeo Bay.  Bkui.in. January lO.-.Crent Britain's  formal written answer to (icrmany's formal protest has not yet been received,  but another oral declaration by lord Salisbury to count Von Ilatv.feld, Ccrman  ambassador in London has been telegraphed to Berlin, showing that Great  Britain admits her obligation to pay  damages for -.ci/.iug vessels not carrying  contraband. It is admitted by the  foreign office thai, the armored cnii.-cr  Deutschland, the flag ship of prince  Henry of Prussia may be sent to Delagoa  bay, together with tho gunboat Habicht.  Tho examination of the cargo ot' the  Bundesrath, the foreign office has been  informed is still in progress.  Why Boers Captured Kuruman.  London, .January 11,���Tho Cape Town  comv-pondent of 'the Daily ('lironich.  ��� telegraphs Monday saying the Boers assert that <SU nalivcsfotight on the side of  the" British at Kuruman. They--ay their  object in rapturing tiie place was to open  (ho way for a command to go M.uth into  the Pruiskaand Konhardtdistricts, where  the Boers hope to foment a rebellion. It  is reported that the Boer leaders allow  every,burgher.to return home -onie one  week out of overv seven.  Continues, to Attack Government.  London. January 11. ���The Times, man  editorial criiiei-'iirg at-great length tho  government'., conduct of tho war, allude*1  to the '-stupid and pi*rvei--i: mistakes"  that have been made and demands that  the ''practice of the non-revelation of  fact,-." be abandoned. It insists strongly  upon knowing "the truth, and the whole  (ruth about the situation" and finds fault'  with Mr. Balfour1!, defence piecemeal.  Officers of Aerie No. 22.  Aerie No, 22 of the Fraternal Order of  Eagles hir-t evening ..lecled the following  officers: William (.osncll, president;  George Bartlctt. vice-piv-iden.: Charles  Pror-scr, ,-e'Tetary: ('. L. Thoilan, treasurer: S. Boyd, conductor: .!. Smith, chaplain: J. .Morrison, outer guard: L. Hyde,  11. Ashcroft and I). Morice, trustee.*-.  Fatal Accident in Montreal.  Month Hal, January 10.���_\n aged lady  named Mis. Charle*- Tonmuir um fatally  injured by falling fiom   a  gallery  visiting her daughter'.*,  house at  Hubert street, this morning.  while  174 St. THE  TRIBUNE:  NELSON B.C. THURSDAY JANUARY  fl 1900  "ii  n  I-.  v.  f  Overalls and Jumpers  We have just receive 3 a large lot of overalls, smocks and  jumpers.   Overalls with and without bib.   Extra values.  Baker Street,  Nelson, B. C.  J. F. WEIR, Men's Outfitter.  Wholesale  Houses  NELSON  B.C.  GROCERIES.  AIMACD ONALD & CO.���Corner Vernon and  ��� Josephine streets, -wholesale grocers unci  jobbers inblnnkcts, gloves, milts, boots, rubbers,  mackina ws and miners' sundries.  OOTEN'AY  SUPPLY   COMPANY,   LI_.II-  TKD���Vernon    street,  Nelson,   wholesale  grocers.  TOIIN CHOI-DITCH & CO.���Front street, Xol-  **    son, whole-ulc grocers.  COAL.  CROW'S  NEST PASS  COAL  COMPANY.���  Wholesale dealers in coal and coke. Charles  St. Barbo, Agent. Baker street, Nelson.-  HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.  H BYERS & CO.-Corner Bakcrand Josephine  ��� streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers in hardware and mining supplies. Agentsfor Giant  Powder Co.  LAWRENCE HARDWARE (COMPANY���  Baker St., Nelson, wholesale dealers in  hardware and milling supplies, and water and  plumbers' supplies.  VANCOUVER HARDWARE COMPANY,  LIMITED���Baker street, Nelson, wholesale  dealers in hardware and mining supplies, plumbers and tinsmiths' supplies.  " CRATED AND MINERAL WATERS.  THORPE & CO., LIMITED.���Corner Vernon  and Cedar streets, Nelson, manufacturers  of and ivholesaledealers in cerated waters and  fruit syrups. Sole agents.or Halcyon Springs  mineral -water.  ASSAYERS'   SUPPLIES.  WF. TEETZEL & CO.���Corner Baker Tand  ��� Josephine streets, Nelson," wholesalo dealers in assayers supplies. Agents ;_or Denver  Eire Clay Co. of Denver, Colorado.  LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  TURNER, BEETON & CO.-Corncr Vernon  and Josephine streets. Nelson, wholesale  dealers in liquors, cigars and dry goods. Agents  for Pabst Brewing Co. of Milwaukee and Calgary Brewing Co. of Calgary.  COMMISSION MERCHANTS.  HJ. EVANS & CO.���Baker street, Nelson,  ��� wholesale dealers in liquors, cigars,  cement, fire brick and fire clay, water pipe and  steel rails, and general commission merchants.  FLOUR AND FEED.  RACE-MAN & KER MILLING COMPANY  LTD.���Front street, Nelson, wholesale dealer, in flour, oatmeal, etc., and hay and grain.  Mills at Edmonton, Victoria, and New Westminster;   CIGARS.  KOOTENAY CIGAR MANUFACTURING  UU.���Corner Baker and Hall btieels, Nelson, manufacturers of "Royal Seal" and "Koote-  jiayBelle" brands of*cigar.. ,  PAINT^,~AND . OILS."     .       -  '���NTELSON HARDWARE COMPANY-Baker  ���V1" Sslrcet���Whole-ale  dealer... in"paint., oils,  and   brushes of ^all  kinds.    Largest stock in *  Kootenay. *  -"  FRESH AND SALT MEATS,  P    BURN'S &   CO.���Baker   street,. Nolson,  ���   wholesale .dealers in fresh and cured meats.  Coldstornue.  ',     '   POWDER, CAPS AND FUSE. *  TXAMJLTQN POWDER COMPANY-Baker  ���*-������ htieetNe-.-on, manufacturers ot dynamite,  sporting, stumping and black blabting powders,  ���wholesale dealers in cap*, and fuse, and electric  blasting apparatus.  PROVJSIol^l^bDUCirAND FRUITS.  PARSONS   PRODUCE  COMPANY���Vernon  J-    street, Nelson, wholesale dealers in provii-'  ions, produce, and fruits.   Agent, for Swift &  Co. bacon and hams.  T Y. GRIFFIN7 & CO.-Corner Vernon and  **���' ��� Josephine streets, Nel.on. wholesale dcaleis  in provin-ous., cured meat-, butter and eggs.  . R. STEWART & CO.-Wauiliouscs on ... P.  > It. .track, foot of Stanley btroct, Nelson,  wholesale dealer.! jn provisions, produce imd  fruits. Cold storage. Agents Armour & Uo.'s  bacon, hams, laid and other products.  MANITOBA PRODUCE AND COMMISSION  CO.,Ltd. ��� Nelson   branch,   Hall   street.   *  Wholesale dealers in butter, eggs and cheese.  SASH AND DOORS..  NELSON   SAW   AND   PLANING   MILLS,  LIMITED-Corner F_ out and Hall streets,  _N_olbO_n, nianufac-Uien. of and whole .ale dealers'  in sash and doors; allkindb of factory work mado���  to order.  WINES AND CIGARS! '  CALIFORNIA    WINE   COMPANY,    LTMI-  TBI.���Coiner Front and Hall streetH, Nel-.  tion, wholcale dealer. In wine:. (ca*o and bulk) *  and domehtic andiuiporied cigars.'      , >���  B  F  Today    will    do<'ide   wliotlicr    i'V.ink  l^lotchur or John Houston will ho n.uyot'  of tho city of XH-on for Lliis. yenr. - The  foriiici- is generally crcditi-d  witli  being  the  controlling   force,    in    the    prurient  council, as' innyoi-  _*m.c.;ui<Is   has  never  /dared    oppo--t>   anything  that   Fletelier  favored.    An an evidence of how the pair  managed the  businof-s  of  the  ��*ily,   the  actual  deficit  for  the year  i.-.  between  $19,000 aud $20,000.    This is made up of  the   actual   overdraft at  the   bank   on  December    .'J Lit,    "which     amounted    to  $10,829.02, and the amount of bills paid  ��� tliis mouth and yet to  be  paid, which  total over $7000.     This makes $17,829.02,  to which  must be added tlio  $2000 deposited by the tramway company as*  a  guarantee    that    the    company    would  properly construct two miles of road. This  surely is not a  record   that any  business    man    -would    be    proud   ol",    and  as  proof that   neither  mayor  Xeelands  nor alderman {'.etcher is proud of it, the  statement has  been  withheld and suppressed so  that  the  electors would  not  be   aware   of   the actual   condition, of  afi-j--:!*.*..    No eifey government in   the province has  been   ashamed  to publish a  .statement or i-cfn.*.e to give an account of  their stewardship at a._ public meeting.  Mayor Neelands absolutely refused to  call a public meeting. The electors of  Nelson do not want a repetition of this,  and will elect John Houston mayor for  the year 1..00.   The foundation of Great Britain's  supremacy on the sea was laid by adventurers who Avere little better than pirates.  The Indian empire AA'as conquered by the  obscure servant of a joint stock company,  who created an army to serve his purpose. The conquest of the Soudan Avas  effected by a certain major Kitchener,  Avho entered the Egyptian army because  he had nothing better to look foi'Avard to  in the British army than an early retirement upon half pay. The conquest of  South Africa is being attempted with  machine-made generals upon stereotyped  war office plans. The success so far has  not beeu conspicuous.  There is a reasonable probability that  the track of the Canadian Pacific railway  and that of the Nelson & Fort Sheppard  railway Avill be connected at Nelson. This  Avill have, among other beneficial results,  the effect of causing shipments from  Avestern United States points to Republic  and the Boundary toAvns to be shipped  through Nelson instead of being unloaded  at Bossburg and freighted 40 miles by  wagon road to Grand Forks. The cost of  transfer from one road to the other has  been so great hitherto that this traffic  has been lost to the Columbia & Western  railway.    It is a considerable item too.  HOTEL ARRIVALS.  At the Phair.���"W, A. Carver and  wife, Granite; IE. B. Alexander, Sandon;  A. Cross and wife, Rossland; W. II.  Davidson, Ainsworth. J. K. Clarke, New-  Denver; A. B. Wheeler, and family, New  Denver; W. A. Turner, Ymir; W. J I,  Jeffrey- Slocan; J. B. Barker, Trail.  At the .Grand Central.���N.-'Alsor,  Jvaslo;  C. E. Allen, C. Kudden, "W. Bart-  ley, Athabasca; W. T. Beddlcs,  Chicago:  X.   Jiobson,   Portland,  Oregon;   W.    J.  .Walker, Kitchener.  At the IIumk.���J. A. Tepoorter, Yan-  cotiA"ei;< King Solomon, Kansas; William  P. Ifenry, Pincher Creek; Mrs. John  Lcask, Pincher Creek; Herbert Irving,  Hong Kong, China; W. J. DoAvsing, Spokane; II. J. Pearson, Muskoka.  ..    At the Madden.���J. D. Moore, Kaslo.  At the Tremont.���F. W. Fraser, Kel-  OH'im; E. O. Burns, Seattle; C. Preston,  Winnifrcd: .1. Kelly, Ainsworth.  At the Queen's.���J. C. Garvin. Ymir;  A. Marrivalt, New Zealand: I\I. Green,  Calgary; N. Friedman, Vancouver; M. J.  O'liearu, Rossland.  At the Sherbrooke.���J. Robinson, R.  LowJngton, J. B, Atcheson, Calgary; O.  Wilbort, Athabasca mine.  Nominations in Grand Forks.  ' ��� Grand Fouk.s, January S.���[Special to  .the Tribune].���At twelve o'clock today  nominations were begun for the city officers for-the-nexfc year and-were-closed at  two o'clock. Without'doubt, the election  this season is the most enthusiastic that  has ever taken place.'  ,The nominations for-mayor were Lloyd  A. Manly and Charles Cunnmngs. Both  of those gentlemen are- confident of success, but nevertheless arc putting forth  their best efforts to win.  Robert Harvey, Vy. K.  C, Manly  and'  John Donaldson avci-o the only ones nominated-for the South ward, and  Avill in all  probability  be  put. in oilie  by acclamation.     '  Thosonominated for the North Avard  were Fred' Knight, Hank Henderson, W,  B. Davie*, George Chappie, Peter Medallion, James Addison, A. B. Jones and Will  Fisher. There nrb'but three aldermen to  be elected in each ward,, rind as all those  nominated express their intention of being the Avinners, it Avill be a A*ery hotly  contested fight. The election takes place  next Thursday, and the town Avill be all  excitement until that time.  Says the Fight was a Pake,  New Yohk, January 10.���B. B. Odell,  chairman of the Republican state committee declared positively today that the  Hoi'ton boxing law must be repealed at  once. " 1 Avill exert all my influence to  get this'hnv off the statute books." lie  added, " it should never have been passed  and the sooner it is repealed the better/'  In reply to the question: "Have you become convinced that the so-called boxing  bouts aro brutal '_���" Mr. Odell explained,  " brutal ; no, they aro fakes, that is Avhy  1 think tlio Jlortou hnv should be  repealed. The lights are "fixed,"  beforehand aud the spectators arc  _m.l_b-.ggcd. "Take, for institnce, the  fight last night, I went to see the fight  and. found it.Avas a fake all through.  Dixon' could'have won.easily, but the betting, Avas-'-.arranged"-the 'other way and'  Dixon tried his best to let himself get hit  at eA*ery opening. " I have never seen  such a farce. There was not a stage of  the game at Avhicli the negro could not  have gone in and finished his man. I  Avas disgusted Avith the Avhole business.  It AA'as a fako all through, and Avhen I  left the club 1 avus satisfied that the Hor-  ton hnv should be repealed immediately."  Acquitted the Offenders.  Paris, January 10.���The managers and  artist of La Caricature, Avho published an  alleged indecent cartoon representing  president Kruger and queen 'Victoria,  Avere tried today on the charge of outraging public morals. The court acquitted  the accused on the ground that in spite of  the grossuess of the satire, it did not  have the obscene character Avhich Avould  justify the charge.  A Knight of the Golden Fleece.  Mad hid, January 10.���The queen regent  has appointed the duke of Veragua, the  descendant of Columbus, as special ambassador to go to Berlin for the purpose  of investing croAvn prince Frederick William with the insignia of the Golden  Fleece, her majesty having signed yes-  terdiiy a decree appointing the croAvn  prince a knight of the order.  The Shoe Pinches.  Berlin, January 10.���The German and  French holders of Transvaal gold shares  have decided to co-operate in resisting  , the reported gold mine tax of 30 per cent  on the output. This decision Avas reached  today. .   American Liner Chartered.  London, January 10.���The admiralty  in seeking transports, is reported to haA*e  chartered the American liner St. Paul,  which was inspected previous to chartering three Liverpool steamers.  Roman Catholic Chaplain For Contingent.  Ottawa, January 10.���Father Sinette  has been offered the position of Roman  Catholic chaplain to the second South  African contingent. ;.>  UDSON'S BAY  COMPANY.  INCORPORATED 1670.  Ju-st Received  CARLOAD OF CHOICE  VEGETABLES.  Sweet Potatoes  Parsnips  Potatoes  Cabbages  Carrots  Turnips  Beets  ___   ___ ___ Onions  Hudson's Bay Co,  Telephone* I��3  R. REISTERER & CO.  !JliK\M:i<>*   \.*.l'  I'D'! -'..Kl*-. OK  .     FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  '-���.inpry to ilie tj-fio     Brewery at Nelson  J      COAL I  GREAT REDUCTION  IMS,    $9.85 irsT3���   S6.15  DELIVERED  ti:u:i'iioni:  33  0.  Lethbridge Gait Goa  The lif-sl Milne for lliO moiicj in the mftikeb  for nil pin po-iO',.  ���n:itms cask      \V. P. Tii.KNi'.v, General Agent  Tuleijlimio 117.    Ollleo with (J. 1). J. ���Christie.  Kootenay   Coffee   Co*  NKl-SON, B. C.  CofTco roa->ters and denlcrs in Tei. ancl Coffoo.  Oiror fre_h roasted coll'eo of best qualitj' a8 .  follows:  Java and Arabian Macha, per pound......9  40  Java and Mocha Blend, 3 pounda..  1 00  Fine Santo8, .4 poundi. ..;..',   1 00  SantOH Blend. 5 pounda  1 00  Our Special Blend, G pounds  1 00  Our Ilio Roast, 6 pounds  1 00  '������-"' A trial order polinlterl.   giilcsrooiu 2 doors east  pf-OdclfellowM.l-loL'l_, \Ve.st linker .street.'-,-  :. ��� ��� -  Or  to  to  ift  to  to  to  to  to  ift  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  ift  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  *��  &&&&&& ^^^.^^^f^^^^^.^^^m^m^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^���i:^^^^^.  Window  Shades  In all  Colors and  Sizes from  50c each  Up  e   ���  9   ���  Purni^hinf��<s  Art  Square  Also  Wilton  Smyrna  Plush  Bugs  ft  ift  "We will offer during- stock-taking* special  reductions in all Departments, "with  special inducements in House  Furnishing Department.  to  (ft  to  ift  to  to  to  to  to  to  ift  to  to  ift  ift  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  ift  to  to  to  to  to  to  LACE CURTAINS, per pair, from $1.00  CHENILE TAPESTRY PORTIERS, per  pair, from $2.75 up.  OAK   CURTAIN   POLES,   with   trimmings, 35c.  WINDOW SHADES, in good colors, per  yard, 50c.  3J   CHENILE TABLE COVERS, per  yard,  JJJ from 75c up.  to   FLOOR OILCLOTHS, .4-4 8-4, per yard  to from 35c up.  }fe   LINOLEUMS, in 8-4 16-4, per yard from  ���g 75c up.  to , ��� -���  $     All Carpets sewed and laid free of charge.  I FRED  IRVIN  i-c>^'S_^ <i-^_^__^__*��'5iV __?^a_^__^_^a^ __*��*-__^^s_^__-^ __^-.-*-**~  '"> . ^l.\__>.*��-_.*^.'����,''.-K'*.__.',*��v''<^'*-fc'*��^'*��^.��_K��'^''^'*^''^'*����'*"k.*��k.-"��i�� '*^.*��_,.>��.��>��fc.>_��,'>n^������_.*-��. *-..!����,��� .-_k-�����_.��� W.'>__."--.- ��__,.*a��"��_,>^..>-_,.v~.. >__.*  JAPANESE MATTING-, per yard, from  25c up.  TAPESTRY CARPETS, per yard, from  60c up.  JUTE BRUSSELS CARPETS, per yard,  from 65c up.  BRUSSELS Carpets, per yard, from $1.  WILTON Carpets, per yard, from $1.35.  AXMINSTER   Carpets,   per  yard, from  iff  $1.25. to  Art and Hearth Rugs in all sizes at      MJ  extremely low prices. ^  iff  to  to  ift  to  to  to  ito  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  ,\ft  1 fef  Eyesight Tested  If your eyes trouble you in  reading or doing fine work,  especially during these dark  days, you need properly fitting  spectacles ��� we have them.  The best lenses only used.  Gold and .steel frames.  Canada Brug & Book Co.  N 1.1 .SON  SMOKE  royay seal  ,  and:  KOOTENAY BELLE  CIGARS  UNION MADE  THE KELSON SAW k PLAIM MILLS, k  We have a stock of one ancl a half million  feet of logs at our mill and are prepared to cut  all kinds of dimension timber and ship to all points  on Kootenay Lake by scows or steamers, also by  rail to all points on the Canadian Pacific or Nelson  andFort Sheppard railwaysr Tin stock rough and  dressed lumber, shingles, mouldings, sash, doors,  newels, turned verandah posts. Glass of all sizes.  Factory work of all kinds done to order.  kootenay Cigar Mfg. Co.  XI-USON*.  liltl'l'IKIl COI.L'.MI.IA .'  CUT PRICES IS THE  OI.l.Kl- 01-' T1IK DAY  And I want to be in it, I have just received  Fall samples of Suitings and Overcoatings, representing a !f.���G,000 stock to choot.e from made to  your order at prices never beforo heard of in Nelson. All tho latest; fads, in Fancy Vesting, for  Fall and winter.  Ladies' tailoring in all it-i branches a specially.  Lowest prices.   Kooms 1 and H, Ilillyer block.  STEVENS, The Tailor  t*I_-_AJClN(J  AJ-TIf.  HKPAiaiXCJ-  YOUl- OWN GOODS MAM. UP  OLD CLOTHES -UMM. GOOD AS _S'1-\V  ARTHUR GEE  Opposite Clarke Hotel.   "MBKOHANT TAILOR  E mSlffl SAW k MEM MILLS, Ltd.  OFFICE AND MILLS CORNER HALL AND FRONT STS., NELSON.  W. F. DICKSON  E. H. H. APPLEIWHAITH  3. McPHBB  jotenay Eleetrie Supply mi Gonstruetioii 0  ELECTRIC SUPPLIES  WJadden Ifoyse  Bukcr and Ward  Streets, Nofe-i-  Tho only hotel in Nelson thafc has remained  und.r one fflanagemont since 1890. -  Tho bcd<ro6��_s Are *woll iurhlsbod and lighted  by electricity.  Tho bar la always stocked by tho boat domes-  tie and imported liquors and cigars..  ��� ".���.'-,  ���'.'" THOMAS MADDEN. Proprietor.  '  Oorflplote _31I'.otri<J BaHlp&entB for Siilecl-i'io JRower T_*ansiai8Bi;oii Eind 3_,i__i_t'l*og..-.ft&j Iffiinets, T6XT__b  *&leptj.ic Fixtu^eSii. "Lirv-J-tps, Boils, Tslepiianee. AnnHnclatdtfai Btc.  P. O, 33ox ��3Q8. .Tosepliliie Street, IsrelsoD, B. ij.  Free Water t*��n_iet.t.Ms  GAS   FlfllNCj   OUESFEGIALTY  .STRACHANBROS.  TO YDB| LOT fciNE, WE DO IT  SEE IIS  atJMBINGf   OF   AI-L  KINDS  Opera: House Oik*  Fred J, Squire,  FULL LINES OF FALL AND WINTER SUITINGS  WEST BAKER STREET1 NELSON.  OPPOSITE SILVER KING HOT__I; TffiS/ TRIBUNE:  NELSON B. Q., THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 1900  ysV-  BANK OF MONTREAL  CAPITAL, all paid up..$12.COO.0OO  RB3T fi     6.000,000  Lord Stratlicona anil Mount, lloynl ...I'l'osidenl,  iron. Ocoi'HC A. Di-ninniond \'ico-l'resident  K. H. Clotiston General Muim_-or  _*-l_l.*.')N MKANCir  Northwest  Corner llaker and   Stanley Strecls  l.i.itiohes in  London (l-H^landl Xkw Ynitic,  Ciucviio, and all tlio principal cities in Cimada.  liny and soil SierliiiK Exchango and Cable  Transfers.  (Jrani Commercial anil Travelers' Credits,  available in nnv part nf the world.  Drafts Issued, Collections Made, Etc.  THE BANK OF  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  NELSON  Savings Bank Branch  C'l'l.l.l-.*.-'  ICATI. Ol'  l.Vrl.l.KKT  I'.WIl.  [JKrSCORESTHE GOVERNMENT  For Inefficiency in  Time of War.  London, .January 10.���Sir CliJirlcs  Dilke, member of parliament, speaking  at G'ii.c-eil'oi'd tonight, declared that ho  was prepared to ask in the house of commons whether the government had taken  sufficient steps in the military situation  with clue regard fto the facts known at  the time. "The language lord Salisbury  employed in parliament," he continued,  " constituted an unnecessary menace,  the voicing of which Mr. Balfour said  it was a government's first duty to  abstain from, and made war probable.  More than this, the government is responsible for the fact that at the outset of  the Avar we Avere without guns enough  for one army corps." Sir Charles criticised the government's refusal of capable  colonial 'troops qualified to ride and  shoot, and their acceptance instead of  these 6f 10,000 Imperial yeomanry. Of  the latter he said it had beeu alleged that  they were neither good horsemen nor  good shots. In his 'own opinion the yeomanry, he said, probably rode AA'ell  enough, but there Avas a very great doubt  as to the shooting capabilities of a large  percentage.  Effect in England of White's Victory.  New You:*:, .January 9.���The Tribune's  Loudon special says: "General French  has reported a rcconnaissaisance on the  enemy's flank in which a considerable  force was drawn out and then allowed to  retire. The squadron of Household cavalry had -an airing in this movement.  French's, objective* point- in those nniii-  u'liversJias not yet_-been disclosed,, but it  is probable that general Cronje has sent  reinforcement-, to the Free Stater.*, on.  the southern frontier, and that tho occupation of bridges over tho Orange river  Avill be rendered difficult. I'Vonch's casualty list for tlireo engagements of  lust Aveek is light, including eleven  killed and 4 I wounded. This docs not include the misadventure of the Suffolk  battalion, in which 27 weve killed, 29  wounded and J07 missing. .f-Jcsponsibilil-y  for the so-called "accident" lay mainly  with colonel Watson, who died ft'om his  wounds.  Apart from the rumor, that the Free  .State troops arc moving  south  for  the  Ward Bros.  REAL ESTATE AND    *   -  GENERAL INSURANCE ,  AGENTS ,  On   application  \\c will  quote you ratus on  1'ii-c, Life, Accident and Plato Gl.i-.s-In.siir.uii'o  AUKNTS l'*OK J. & J. TAYLOH SAFES  FOR SALE  JlUSl.N*l:SS AND  K.*S|0--NI'IAl.'l*l.OTI-l-TV  2..  by 120 Avilli improvements,  .south side  "Vej'jirm i-ti'uet $0000  SO liy I-U corner of l.iikt'i-aiiil  Hull ulr-eot..   *  I'd] tlcnlars Ki von on npplt.n.ioii.  'J1 lots Willi potla^o, rented at*$l.. per nionlli,  Victoria street. $!ij00  2 lots with cutlitirc,Tented i-i $_!0 i>or month,  Stanley.street S.W)  4 lo!.-, iiiclnUiiiK corner, 'J0U foot fronlat'o .. _.$12_<.  l-'or ItcMdenlial Properly joh could not do  better than invent in Kairview, commonly  -ci.ov.ii> as J.ogii.towii, especially now thai ,lhe  t rnmwiiy. is'coniplclcd and in operation.  I'or partiuilai-. apply to above ilrm, "West  1-..1U.T Street, Xclson. -  GENERAL BROKER  Iiox .23  Phone H7  KOlt SAIjK  S-Hoom I��oii_o  ?1275  7-Koom House  2-00  7-I.oom HoiibO    .OX)  POU KENT  7-Room House with furnace .._.,. ?35  INSURANCE     REAL ESTATE     LOANS  BBAXi ESTATE  INS0HANGE AN.D  GENERAL A0ENT  First"door west :-  ..of Bank of BntiH-i"  ..Coh-mtyabuiiaiiig,  Street  Is now prepared to issue Drafts and  Letters of Credit on Skaguay, U. S.,  Atlin, B. 0., and Dawson City, N. W. T.  relief of Colesburg, there is nothing important from Madder river. A battalion  of the Sixth division has arrived at Cape  Town and the Princess of Wales' hospital  ship is also at anchor there. Lord Roberts  can now be looked for any day.  Whatever may be the difficulty in  finding concealed guns of the enemy and  in forcing a passage of the river, General  White's A'ictory has touched the imagination of the English people aud warmed  every heart. General Buller Avill never  be forgiven, nor the unionist government  behind him, if Ladysmith, Avith failing  .uiimunition, be allowed to fall after its  heroism has been so gloriously displayed.  Court of Eevision.  W. J. Goepel, government agent and  judge of the court of revision, held a session of his court yesterday to hear appeals against the assessment. J. Kirkup,  gold commissioner at Rosslaiid, was in  the city in attendance at the court. The  list of appeals, with the decisions therein,  is as follows:  Canadian Pacific Railway Company,  lots 300, 3G7: reduced from $3 to $2.50  per acre.  D. McCreath, lot 2548: Assessment  stands, but reduced from Avild laud to  personal property.  Beer Brothers, lots 5 and 0, block IP,  Ymir: Assessment to stand.  George Bell, personal property, Nelson:  Assessment to stand.  JVM. Ludwig, personal property, Nelson : Assessment to stand.  Alex. Carrie and H. Selous protested  against paying taxes AA'hen no title can  be obtained from the government: Assessment to stand.  Nelson Electric Tramway Company,  over-valuation : Reduced to $10,000.  The Feature of the Contest.  Nelson Kconoinist.  There is one feature of the campaign  just closing that is entitled to more than  passing mention. We refer to the good  felling that is manifested between the  candidates for mayor. Both Mr. Fletcher  and Mr. Houston have carried on their  canvas with regard to the rights of each  'other as citizens. When the ballots are  counted tomorrow, the vanquished can  take the luuid of the victor and "confess  that it was ;i fair light won on its  "merits. This is tho right spirit and  speaks volumes for the patriotism and  bound common sense of the candidates.  A municipal eon test'is merely a. difference of opinion among neighbors, and  should be free from any exhibition of  bad feeling. When the ballots are counted  and tlio .sen ti men 6 of the people manifested in the usual way, all should'settle  down to work for tho advancement of  Nelson, totally oblivious of tho circumstance that a contest has taken place.  The Metal Market.  Ni.w York, Jauuary 10.���Pig iron,  quiet: copper dull; brokers' and exchange, $10.50. Lead steady; brokers'  $1.13 : oxchaugo $4.70 (n1 $4.75. Tin unsettled; straights $25.50 & $20.50; plates  steady. Spelter dull; domestic $4.45 ��  $-1.55.  ANNOUNCEMENT.  Parson's  Produce  Company  WHOLESALE  Butter,   tggs, .  Gneese,  Green  Fruits,  Cured  Meats,  Vegetables  SHIPPERS OF THE EARLY  ' BREAKFAST BRAND OF EGGS'    *  Full   stocks   carried-  at   Nelson   and  Rossland.   Mail orders solicited.  HALCYON WATER  ___�� NO EXPBRIMEINT-  Tlio     medicinal    values   of    HALCYON  WATER  has  been proven.  Halcyon Water Is Bottled Properly.  Vernon Street    ThorpfS ��& CJo.  BLAGKSMITHING  AND EXPERT  HORSESHOEliSiG  Wagon ropalriui. jn-oniptly attended to by a  flrst-c-.i.'S **-*heelwiight.  Special at-entloi- gilron to all kinds Of repair-  In-- ana ountam work; from imtgido pott_..>*.  Shop: ~&*\\ St., between Bakes and Vernon  f' T|    1 Will   open    her  iss Paliepsf asas  ...      CHOUGH school  ��� room on the 2nd of January, MOO.   For terms and  . all particulars apply to .        MISS PALMRH,  ��� At residence- of to-...'J..R..l.ouortsoi.1 Baker  .���StMetWest. .:.-.r.;-,,;. ;V ���:'���-'..;���.:.:.';. -,,..- ".a^.--.-'-.:...  To the Electors of Nelson :  I will be a candidate for the office of mayor  at the election to be held on Thursday, January  11th next.  December2_.li, 1S99. JOHN HOUSTON.  THE   MAYOKALTY   CONTEST.  To THE ELECTORS op Nelson :  In asking for your support for  the office of mayor at the coming  election, it is only fair that I should  state my views, briefly, on what are  considered public questions or  issues. No doubt, during the campaign you will have.an opportunity to hear these questions and  issues discussed, for they are important to thepeople of this municipality.  1. The public utilities owned by  the city should be maintained at a  high state of efficiency, and the  revenue therefrom collected closely  and promptly. The rates should be  so adjusted that a fair profit over  and above fixed charges can be realized,- for the city can no more sell  water and light at cost than can  the merchant the commodities in  which he deals.  2. Direct taxation can only be  kept low by limiting the issue of  debentures. No debentures should  be issued except for the construction of revenue-producing public  works.  3. A beginning should be made  this year at making permanent  street improvements. The main  business streets should be macadamized and the main residence streets  graded. Sidewalks should be laid  with some uniformity, and not according to the d ifferent ideas of different officials.  4. The steamboat interests centered at Nelson are second only in  importance to the railway interests,  and the city should provide modern  dock and warehouse facilities at  which this business can be handled.  The docks and warehouses should be  built on plans approved by practical  steamboat men, as the future  growth and prosperity of the city  depend, in a great measure, on the  cost of transhipment of merchandise.  5. lam opposed to saloon expansion. There are already a sufficient  number of places in Nelson at which  liquor can be obtained at retail, aud  "the number should not be increased  until the city has a population of  ten thousand.  -, ��� G. Public gambling is looked upon ,  as an evil iu civilr/ed countries^ and  whilst gambling cannot be prevent-  ��� ed, there is no good reason why the  sound of gambling machinery should  equal that from the team traffic on  our main business thoroughfares.  7. None but general bylawsshouid  be passed,' and' when passed they  should be enforced.  S. Corporations that have secured franchises from the city should  bo made to live up to the letter and  the spirit of their agreements ; but  in adjusting differences that may  arise there should not be any unnecessary friction.  9. The fire department should be  efficiently maintained. The best apparatus should be procured, and the  number of men in the volunteer  brigade kept at themaximum, for  without men, mere apparatus would  be useless in times of danger,  John Houston.  A FULL -LBNE OF  .  :       Front Doors  <   Inside Doors  Screen ,Doors  Windows  ,   , Inside Finish   -  local and coast.  Flooring  local and coast.      '  '  Newel Posts  ��� / '       Stair Rail  Mouldings  Shingles  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  of all kinds.  IK WHAT  VOU WANT IH NOT  tS STOCK.  Wli ffll.1, MARK IT >OI.  VOL.*  CALL AND GET PRICES.  FS    111  HALL AND I. _KIJ STI.i:i:.b,  _..:.__ON'  oatractors and Builders  WILL DO WELL TO  w Lumber  AT  Buy  G, 0_ Buchanan's  A large stock of fitst-clas. dry material On  hand, a__�� a lull line of sash, doors, mouWinga,  turned work,, etc. .  Factory Work a Specialty  Yaicdt:; FCk>_ Of Kondryi street), Nolson.  MAYORALTY CONTEST.  To the Citizens of Nelson :  In response to numerous requests  from business men, property owners  and ratepayers, I offer myself as a  candidate for Mayor of the City of  Nelson at the approaching Municipal Elections.  Briefly stated, my platform is as  follows:      o  If elected it will be my earnest  endeavor to assist in more firmly  establishing Nelson as the wholesale  distributing centre of the Kootenay  country���the position for which she  has 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 thewholesale and  other business interests.  I believe that the city has reached  that stage when permanent street  improvements have become an absolute necessity and that the cost  should be met, as far as feasible,  from current revenue and should the  citizens see fit to entrust me with  the office of mayor, it will be my  aim to carry out a well-devised system of street improvements.  It will be my policy to oppose the ,  borrowing of money unless the same  be used for|the increase or establishment of public works producing a  revenue to the taxpayers.  I am opposed to any increase in  the salary of mayor, which would  necessarily involve a reduction in  salaries now paid an efficient staff  of officials, or an increased burden  to the taxpayers.  I am strongly in favor of maintaining the lire department in a  position of thorough efficiency and  would advise the adoption of modern equipments, including a fire  alarm system aud the purchase of a  chemical engine, which would effect  areduction in all fire insurance.  It will be my consistent policy to  safe guard the taxpayers against  any attempts on the part of corporate bodies, carrying on business in  Nelson, to encroach upon the rights  of the citizens.  In my opinion a sufficient amount  of money should be expended upon  the parks of the city so that they  will piovide the citizens with recreation grounds and opportunities  for healthful enjoyment.  On all municipal -works my policy  will be to employ bona fide residents  of Nelson atid to maintain the public standard rate of wagers.  I believe that the public schools  in Nelson should be under the" con- ���  trol of the city,* and that every effort  should be made to establish a high  school iu our midst.  In concluding I wish to say that  in the event of my election I \\*ill  consider it my duty to share with  the council the responsibility of the  civic administration, believing, as I  do, that the assumption of entire  authority by one individual i*. subversive of all constitutional government, -whether municipal or otherwise.    Yours respectfully,  Frank F_.etc_i_'_i_  A Big Schooner  OF  BEER OR  HALF-AND-HALF  AI-WAYS  n_i-SH  10c  ALWAYS  COOL    '  The ba.-t glasi of beer to be bad in Nul-'on i-- ut.  TIICCI.Ul. HOT--I-.  gffi/^r E- J��' eURHAN,- Prop.-  NOTICE   OF   ASSIGNMENT.  Pnr-iiiniiL to ''(Jrcdilorj. Ti-n��_ DcckIs Act' and  -   amending Acl*-.  Notice is hereby K'vcn Hint TIioiiirh Stanley  Humi.bi'e.s anil John WinManu' IMtlock, trad-  int. under the tlrm name of H phrara &  I'It*  tuck as mci'chniil'.oiiHaker street, Ncl-un, Brit-  ihh (.'..iinnbin, have hj ild.'i.lK.urfii.. dutv tli<' Vl\\\  day of DeC'-'itibcr. IfiKi, ii*.-Ikiiw1 allthoir jioi ion.il  etui.', ni'ililM und cHert*. Ibolli ii,ii'liKiri*lii|i mid  jirivntu) which m.iy bt".nlil under execution "nd  ull their real e-lule (bolli |Mirluri*sliiii ami priv-  ate) lo Webster l-'orejii'iii 'i'r.ivc. of the City of  NVImjii, Biiti-b Columbia, coiilnirtor, in trust lis  trnslee for croditoiH (both partniTsliiji ,'ind pru.-  iite) for the pill pose of dlslri-buliou iiinoiiguL the  siiid rieditor, iiecordint to law.  The said deed of assignment '.vns i-veciilcil by  (be said Thoma-i Stanlev lliimphie>-.i_iid John  Wlii.titiicc rittouk and f-.v the ...lid Wcbi��ter  Koreinaii Ti'-i.c-i on I he s.tid l_ith d.ty of December, IWJi).  And further take not lee lb.it a tiieeliiiK of tho  ���-aid creditor., will beheld ut the ollleo of (lalliher  & Wilson, solicitors, Hiker street. Nelson. II. f'���  on I'riday the '.'-_'ml day of December, IS'./1), ut the  lioiirof twolo'eloel- in I lie afternoon.  All creditors are required on urbefoio thc.TOtli  day of December, IfitJll, to tile then- claim.- with  the trustee, duly proved .is provided by the said  art ilalin..  the amount and naliiro thereof, the  iiiitutc of any m'cunty held by them and  the  character of I in"'"  placed thereon.  uly tie  i tiierei  col", and the valuation  In default of tbe said trustee tceuirinj. ...ilis-  factorv* proof thereof any creditor is liable to  luivo liis cluimJiarred.  WKHSTKltFOItEMAN I'lU VKS,  TiMi-itee.  0 >\ f.unv.u & Wi i j.o.n*, , ���SolleitofH.  Dated at Kelson, 13. C, this 13th day of Decciu-  uer, A.D., . Sift.    iJissolutiott of GopartQef ship.  The riartiicr.-hip between Dr, D.liuiiiui and Dr.  Alex. Forin has been dissolved,, the (iissnlutluii  to date from Doccriiber 1st, ISJW. All debts due  the linn are payable to Dr_ D. Daflau, and bo  will par all debts of the (Inn.  Dated Nelson, Docombcr 1st. I8ffl.  NOTICE  TO   CREDITORS.    .  -������ All-persons havintf aecovints auainst the osUit.o. of the  late AlarJiaretMcI.eod will please Komi saiuc. to-'iiio.  vithitr the. next ten days, Avcoisnts sn-.nt aftor that-dute  will Hot be recognized, ��� ������        ...'.* ������''��� .It. .Oi.Mc.'l.fi.OD. :  ������..-KelBon;January5th,-jflSffiv-";���'��� -�����"���..>:...-v.:'.';-.,-:.,...;.. <������������ -.-,  . __i'^*��&^'^'-^.___'.--_''-__'.r**'./-*='..__?.  W  All Nice Xmas Presents  %  LEATHER SMOKING CHAIRS  RATTAN SMOKING CHAIRS  RATTAN ROCKERS  LADIES' ROCKERS  MUSIC CABINETS  SIDE BOARDS  BED ROOM SUITS  DINING ROOM SUITS  DINING ROOM TABLES  ENAMELED BEDS  LEATHER COUCHES  VELOUR COUCHES  TAPESTRY COUCHES  HALL ROCKERS  UPHOLSTERED ROCKERS  CHEFFONERES  B  B  B  B  m*  9 ��� e=> ��� <=> ��� e=> ���__='���/__'���__=*���___-���__=-���<__'��� tz>>c=> ���  How would  one of those  beautiful  Brass Canopy Top Beds  suit your wife  for \\er Xmas gift  D. MeMkp k Co.  T!je Furniture Men  !���(=>��� _=-���(__?���,=������___?���^ (__-*���_=*���(=>���(=>��� (=>���!=*��� <=>���&���  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  _$>  P. Burns  Head Office at  NELSON, B. C.  Wholesale and Retail  . ���'  .   .   Dealers in Meats  Markets at Nelson, Rossland, Trail, Kaslo, Ymir, Sandon, Silverton, New Denver, Revel-  stoke, Ferguson, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade City, Midway, and Vancouver.  Mail Orders Promptly Forwarded.  West Kootenay Butcher Co.  ALL KINDS OF  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  Baker Street, Nelson  E. G. TRAVES, Manager  OI.DKRS BY MAIL RKCEIVE CAREFUL AND PROMPT ATTENTION.  TENTS AND AWNINGS~~"~^  Now is the time to order your tents and awnings .  for the spring.   Any size tent or av/ning made.  The  the spring.   Any size tent or awning made,  only factory between Winnipeg and the Coast.  224-226 Baker Stroet, J.elsor*,,  THE0   MADS0N  TREMONT HOUSE  AMERICAN  AND  EUROPEAN  PLANS  MEALS-  -2��__CENT_S_  HUOMS I.I.iJ.TI._. IJY --..I'.CTliKT.'Y  ASlJ.jrKATKI) IJY bTKAJl  -     -r. CENTS TO ?1  321 to 331, Baker Street, Nelson.  QUEEN'S HOTEL  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  Lighted by Electricity and Heat-  eel with Hot Air.  Large comforti-blo  hndroom).  and   -Jrat-clnss  dli-lfiK-roojn. Sample rooms for coimnoi-ofiii inon.  ARCHITECTS.  EWART  &  f'AllRlK��� Architects.   Ronnifi  7  ��nrt 8 _/.t3��rdc.rf(i nlnck. T-i*.v.i>r ^Ireit. N*i-l-op.  LODGE   MEETDJGS.  KNIGHTS Oh" PYTHIAS���Nolson Lodge. No.  25. KnighU of Pythias. Jrieoto in 1. O. 0, V.  Hall, cornor Baker and ICoolctiay streeU.. every  Tuc-day evening tit 8 o'cloclr.    v Isiling Kniifhta  cordially inviter. JLoattend.  T. LILLIE. C. C.      R. G. JOY. K. of R. & S.  NELSON I_Ol.OB.Na23, A. K. & A. M.  Meet-- second WoJucdaj in each month.  SojourniiiK brethren Invited.  ���VrELfiON L. O. L.. No. IU')-', jjiceW in I. O. O. V.  ���L*    Hull, corner Jiakor and Kootenay .-trfei-".  ._._ Jind"_rd   Friday-of  ci_ch__i.onUi7  VLMtintj  bi-fliiern cordially invitnd..  II. liotii.N-iiN. \V*.M.  \\* Ci.\�� i m:i>, Rcc.-Sec.  NKLSON _KIUE,Nui_ilicr _._, KrnLeriiftl Order  of EiiKle--, meeK every second and fourth  AVediiObdny iric.iuh month   in  '���"rulcrui.y Mall.  Vi><lt iilK brpthri'n .. elconio.  J. Ii:. im.. President. J. It. \Vii vi, Secretin-,.  NELSON MIN'Ell--' I'NIOV NO. .��i. W. R of  ���M.-. Sleet*, in -Jinn i~* ti'iii-u r'lMiii-., nt/rtti-  cn-.t i in jut Vl.'lori.i .uTil K.ioti'ii.i, .'iwi., I'vciy  S.n uiclay cii'iui'K ul 8 o'clock. Visiting iiiem-  liei*. \veft-omr.  J .*-ir- \\*u Ki -,, SecV.    ( ins. A. _i!cIC\., Pre.-.  RATES $2 PER DAY  rs, E. G. Olar^e, Prop.  i.i'n: oi   .in: I.11..M. iroii i.. c'Ai.t. .uv  HUME  ThO flnc--t hotel  in the liiicnor.  -.iimple roomi.  f*t_*an. hent. and  electric llKhb.  Modem In every  roftPtct.  ���OorniiJ. VernoM and       U    ft    UIIUC    UOT  \viu.a. .su. Nu-'on,   ��" *���*-��� numc, i��|gr,  B-. C. 'HOTEL   eme, b. g.  -   If'lifit.clas'* in every respect.   Ohoitiest wines,  liquors ami c-Khj...   Kvery comfort for transient  .-���und rosident guests;  ,;-"'"-HEADQUAHTERS,KOR ONION J1EN...'.,  ;:X''^:':: * ^.JOSKPH CA.Mi-HKI.l.clS-oiii'ietp^v;  Till' iiv'iil.u' uu'eliiii," of lhe(. .triii*utfr-' I ninit  ���in1 r,e)d uu \\ tiim -d.iv iwiuiij; nf o.u'l-  ��ut'k..it T iA l<>. t-. in tin* MiiH-i-'I moil t___II cor-  n-I   Viu*.��ii>.i-.-it.l  ICii.itin.1. i-tierl-  ii. i;'H!IN**(>N*   I'H-idi'i.l.         .1 .V-i-.. I'Ol.LINH, *~eciet.i;}._  DISSOLUTION "NOTICE.  N'juliii i- In rcli. K'v<-fi lli.il we tliri'iHli'ii.ijfiicd  foi.'neiij i I'lj mi. en l)ii~iiii".- .i- ** ilno'i Ket'ii-  k i- in Uu't ilj nt \i-Ui.ii In tin- I'lnMiu'"' i>f Ilitl  i��li ( .tliinilii.i uihIli the liim i.-ini'niiii -?>i��* or  .loltn-ii'i ,v -niifli. Ii 1.1 iIn- iiii> I>J iHiilual con-  w'llt dl���uhiil llif ->nd in: 'in islup. Till" villi  fiu-n.( ^ . v.iltlic ciinliiini'il !j\ tin uml.'i'.m'iixl,  llnlii it l���*".ui_li, Mini ��jll )>i.v ail oiit-t.-uidiDK  lnbihtius of .In* --.itil Unit aiul li> *.sHoui all n<-  i'itiiiil~ dm. I lie -.ml l'i mi .lie pttMilili- lo  H.iled it Ni'l .on, B C . Uiis _nrit(lny ol Dercm-  lu-i. 1��W,  A   N*. .JOllXSuN,  ___!_'J -J" __:_____: _^^"_. -\_ -���vt'u"- ,-_J_l_J______-l_Z,i:   NOTICE.  '1 lie Hnii-Ji ( oli.*>i-M-i Konihi'i-n Itiitlw.ij Cenn-  p.'ii} nil. iijijih tn Ilii> p iilt.uiionl ��t ( nn.ul.i ._L  its ni'M -c^'on fui if in t ii'iilmii/iDK Ijie loru-  |i.m_ lo inmpl lu.it i��n\ tinic Viffmi' lln* end Of  lln* 11 iu I'HI Ha \m->1< in -I'ctnii.i di'-i nl-.il ill  lln .n'l nl tin Mill ] 'viIn.tn. Hi [I.Mil VirtciiM.  i Ii i|il'M *!il .mil ,i 1m iin'ji lull" liimi -i put nt on lis  in.uu 'lln u nr m u tin- fni k^ of Mil lii'l I'lecl..  tlii'ini' '., w.u tif Mu-lu 1 cii'i'k lo M iilm cicck  ,i'|il fm nllii'i pnrtio-( -  lf\   'ml' j" el   llm 'hi i>,l  II  CAMI'l'l-Lli-isA. Al.i), -M'cri_Ur..  ".lonili 11, I7Ui Sum uiln i. l-'i>.  NtM.:-uN Dl'i-I.SIO.S'. W'KSl*  Kil._T��}..W".  ��� Notioo l-i hcfohy. giv��.-ii ihat t> Cmi-'t of lltsvlsion  ...id. tvpiH.nl iHtch.'i' !!ie As<(.wsiii(.'.ist  tind  AiWiMtd-  injr Arts will lit) held in tin.' fi.itloiviiiK |ilaee.4:  . Al  llur ..-oin-.   htmscat .VolaWi o�� NVcdito'-ta}*,  tlifl Will .lanuary-. HWat Ilium.  :, ��� At tli-cimr. Iioii.-c. at J!o-i4inid on Tliursday,  ."iic-mh.lainmi.j-, ISWitfUll a. rn.  \r, ,i. uoi;i'KL.  -���?������:��� :-t-- J.tHlge.of ;ttoo-t'otirt'(_ri;{ev|_joi_ and.Apiioal THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON, B. C, THURSDAY* JANUARY 11, 1900  it*,  A DIRECT IMPORTATION OF  HAIR   BRUSHES BATH BRUSHES TOOTH  BRUSHES  NAIL   BRUSHES       MILITARY  HAIR   BRUSHES  THESE GOODS WE  OFFER AT  VERY  LOW PRICES.  The Nelson GEotfpg House  A liberal discount will be given on Clothing  to make ready for spring stock  A few nice overcoats left  which we are selling at greatly reduced prices  J. A. GILKER  213-215 BAKER STREET  NELSON  i  To the People of the Kootenays  A NEW YEAR AND A NEW IDEA  I ,had forgotten to mention to you before Christmas the following  staple lines of goods  The Kan] Cabinet Grand Pianos  The best in Canada  Qoufirto' Mar-hmoe   New Raymond, Wheeler & Wilson, White,  OBWIttg l!|cibll-_lt_.S>   Domestic and the Standard.  AH good machines and guaranteed.  FLATW EAR  Knives, Forks, and Spoons, al! 1847 Rogers  A full line of Bar Plate  Special Announcement  For watch- repairing and jewelry manufacturing we have increased our staff and are prepared to make up chains, lockets,  and rings at home without sending away for them.  I have a specialist who will test your eyes free of charge.    .  Mail and express orders promptly attended to.  JACOB  DOVER, Jeweler, Nelson  SMALL SHOES �����������-*���--<-^ ���- .  STRONG SHOES '-*���������<���>������� ���*>_�����  STYLISH SHOES forll,tih'*lh���  DAINTY SHOES f6r nule g$>-^  ELEGANT SHOES  for their mothers  COMFORTABLE  FOOTWEARS  t -     ' Wc stand buck of our Shoe*   . '<    '  'Xhey arc made in -noli a ��.iy. from -.uch slock. Ilia-l. tlicie is no ex-cuse for an.thing but Mitisfaction  , , We Iwc ;i larger slock Lh:iti ,\ on u-imlly see mid,lower pi ices for the .*>.uiio (-uality  " "   . ���   tli.m j on over iiin acro*-i  ijhoi's lo lit all feci, jii st.les to ��uit c. cry fancy, ut price, mowed down to u miiiiuiiun.  Neelands' Shoe Emporium  __.YK.i_R STRKKT, _*. ELSOX .      ,    ,  ASK YOUR GROCER FOR THE CELEBRATED  The Best that Money can Buy.   Take no Other  ��� Manufactured by Che l-iack-sinn-iver Jilillii.u: Co., I-ld.        Victoria, Vancouver.,-Westminster, ICdmonton, Nelson.  FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE  NELSON CIGAR CO.  If you vould onjoy  a fiohli and fr.iKiarit.  -.moke tlon t foi get tho  Cabinet keeps then. Proprietor.  g wen  Do not spent, every evening of llio week in  search of amusement, but give a little "time lo  your own social and nicutal iinprovcnieflt.  NIGHT CLASSES ,  For all grades Of scholars will be opened, al  the J-u_.i-.ci-S College. .   ���  Victoria street on January Snl,'1900.  Avail yourselves of Uh's opporinirity.  BATTRAY & MERRILL  ONE   DOLLAR   A   LOAD  the undersigned --.-h a lai-f.0 guantitjr of Hr,  cedar, and tamarric slabs, in IB-inoh and _-foo6  leut-tnOi suitable for stove wood, which **. ill bo  Bold for SI a load at the mill yard.  NKI-SON- SAW & P__ANING MILLS. Ltd,  Nelson. AukUs. Iffth. ISflS.  A. R. BARROW, A. M. I. C. E. ���  PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  ..!:>.'O.Jiox 55!J..:  '.TKLl-WIOXE._>;0,'!i5:,  LOCAL NEWS IN BRIEF.  G. G. Day of Rosslaiid has recorded the  sale of a half-interest in the Reco claim  on Porto Rico mountain, to M. D. Shea of  Rossland. ���'  The Hastings (B.C.) Exploration Syndicate, Limited, has purchased the Directorate Fraction, situated half a mile  from Erie, from John Muffett of Erie.  It is understood that an appeal will be  entered in the suit of Esterbrook vs.  Godsol. Judgment was given on Tuesday  for plaintiff.  AV. J. Goepel, judge of the court of  revision, went to Rossland last night. He  will hold a court of revision there today.  P. E. Wilson, of Galliher & Wilson, has  returned from a visit to points in Ontario.  Some 90 feet of the Robert Lillie patent  fire escape has been placed on the Hotel  Hume.  F. W. Peters returned yesterday from  Rossland, whither he -went on business in  connection with the C. P. R.  M. Lucien Weyl, who has been in the  Kootenay district since December 30th in  the interest of a French mining syndicate,  will leave over the C. P. R. for New York,  whence he will sail in a few days for  France.  A quiet wedding took place yesterday  morning at the residence of W. A. Martyn,  Victoria street, when Miss Jessie J amiesou  ANNOUNCEMENT.  '  To tiik l-i.i_(_io.-_> of tiikVkst W.uh>:  In compliance jvitli the request' ol u large- number of  cil ii-iius,-1 have consented to offer myself jis.a' candidate  for alderman in Hie West ward. If elected 1 snail do mj'  utmost, to prelect and furthoi Die interests of tho city.  Owing: lo unavoidable circumstances I .shall not be in  Xcl.son "dm injj election week, and consequently -will be  unable to make it thorough personal canvass. Hoping  to receive your support, I remain, Yotirs Obediently,  A. F..I.I-AX!*,  NOTICE.  To'inr. Ki i:oroi.s of tjii_ K.i*_t W.m.ij:  A large number of elect oil. of thcsoulhcrn half of the  ..list Waid have requested me to come forward as a  candidate for alderman in tlio East Whin.. 1 have consented lo do so. If elected an alderman I shall endeavor  to serve (he cily to the best"of my ability in that  capacity. 1 hope to receive your ..upport. Yours  .sincerely, J. A. IKVtXl..  FOR GOOD CIVIL GOVERNMENT.  1900.  Al the request of a large nniiiber of citi-sens, 1 have  consented lo becumea candidate for Alderman for the  East ward at tlio elect ion to be held on .lannnry 11.  Your vote and influence on my behalf will be appreciated. *       , ,    ''      N  GEORGE A. 13. IJA.-I-. **._._..  TO   THE   ELECTORS  At tho request, of a luigcs nuiuberof tho electors-. J have  consented to offer"iny-olf as a candidate for t be ollice of  it__lei*mi.ii for the Krtst Ward of the city. If "elected I  shall endeavor to discharge faithfully the duties of the  oflicc. Soliciting jour support 1 .emaiii, Yours Sin-  ceiely,      ' " ��� W.J. WILSON.  ANNOUNCEMENT. .  To rill*. ..'.i.crules ok tiik K.._iT Wa'uu:  In response to luc request of.u large number of citi/ens  I .invc nllercil myself us a candidate for alderman in the  ICnsi Wttrd. If returned I shall endeavor lo .serve the  city faithfully in lhat capacity. Hoping for your vote  and assistance, I leni.tin Yours Obcdiuntly,  UAMlI.ToN HYIOItS.  NOTICE.  To Tin: Ki.l:rious ...��� mi. I _....-��� Wai.k:  In rv--Moii.se to numerous )e<|!ie*-ts ! have consented It.  oil'er myself its a cainlidalc for alderman for the I-ii*".  Ward, ul the forthcoming municipal election. Jly policy vtill be to w ork for the generel interest of the people,  Yours truly, a. "MORRISON.  ANNOUNCEMENT.  The undersigned, a resident/and ta .payor of the West  ward, offer*, himself a** a candidate for alderman for the  ward ul the coming election. The votes and support of  the electors resident in the ward are respectfully .soli  cited, THOMAS "MAI-UKX.  Nelson, January Cth, IS!*!).  NOTICE.  To Tin: 1.1.1.1-roiu-. oittiik Wi:.r ..".im. :  Al the request of a largo iniiiibcr of the electors of the  We-t, ward, in which i icsidc, I have consented lo offer  inyself a. ii cnnflidivte foriildernian in the West ward,  If elected I shall endeavor to discharge the duties of the  ollice to tlic best of my ability in f tirtUerunoo of the general interests of the cit;i-.cu,s*. Solictting your vote and  influence, I remain, yours respectfully,  WlI-l.IAM IRVINE.  TO   THE   ELECTORS.  At the solicitation of a large nil ruber of the elector'- I  have consented to offer myself for re-election as an alderman for tlio West. ward. If elected 1 shall endeavor lo  give the ali'iiirs of the city the sauie careful 'itterition  wliich they, received at liiyitands during the part year.  Yours..."-..: ���;>..>'.;--^'i-.-^. .':���y te, ^%& UKbiau-QJiv...  of Nelson was united to James C. Tuttle,  of Salubria, Idaho. Rev. John Robson,  pastor of the Methodist church, officiated.  Breakfast was served by Mrs. Martyn,  sister of the bride, after which the happy  couple left for their future home, whither  the5r will be followed by the best wishes  of a host of friends.  Rev, W. C. Hedley, curate of Grace  church, Brantt'ord, is shortly to remove  to Rossland. Rev. Mr. Hedley is a brother  of II. It. Hedley, manager of the Hall  Mines smelter, and of Mrs. Rex Macdonald.  Through a typographical error yesterday Tin: Thiiium: stated that Mrs. J. A.  Dover had left on a visit to the east.  The paragraph referred to Mrs. J. A.  Dewar.  A. F. Procter, C. P. It. construction engineer, is in the city in connection with  the Balfour extension. Mr. 'Procter  walked over the new line from Balfour  to Five Mile point yesterday,-with a view  to making certain local changes in the  construction. A location party of 12 or  Ii engineers and men is en route to Nelson, and will probably be here today.  The tenders for tho work aro now in Montreal before the management. Mr. Procter ventures the opinion that the rails  will be laid on the extension by August  next.  The Royal Canadian mine shut down  Tuesday night, and the fourteen men at  work were laid off. The ore bins are full  at the mine and as the Granite mill has  temporarily suspended, the opportunity  was seized to make needed repairs. The  men expect to resume work in a couple  of weeks.  Last night was a field day with the  members of the Nelson aerie, order of  Eagles. The feature of the evening was  the initiation of four brothers, L. M.  Hyde, II. Asheroft, C. Prossei* and J. Morrison. During the session the usual social exercises were conducted with more  than the usual degree of good fellowship.  The officers for the ensuing year were  nominated.  BUSINESS   MENTION.  Dry  Wood.���If   you  want  good  dry  ��ood go to Kelly & Sleepers.  "Wanted���Chambermaid at Hotel Phair.  Wanted ��� Furnished    rooms,   private  family, with board, by a gentleman and his wife. Appl\  to A. 15. (_'.. Tribune ollice.  Furnished room, with or without small  sitting room, to rent, with use of bath.   Pleasantly situated.   Inquire at this otllce.  1   Two furnished rooms to let at the cor-  ncr of Vernon mid. Cedar street..  Typewriter wanted���Must be well re-  coinniended and prutlcieht.    Apply lo Ta.vlor Sr'H.in-  nington, liitriisltiKs.  For rent���Five-roomed house, also furnishings in' same liou^e for sale." I-'or terms'apply  Cabinet Cigar (Jo.  Owing; to the great number of  votes in the Kast Ward, and the  number of citizens in the West,  North and South Wards, I have  consented to offer myself--no, not  myself, .but a ; - ��� ���>  LARGE SCHOONER  AT THE  Club Hotel  DURIP Sip RECENT FIRE  A small portion of my goods got. damaged by n,  little vi .iter but now goods have notv taken their  place ond more new goods aro rrriving daily, I  lure now decided to sell nil new groceries,- ami  fruits al usually reduced prices. All new canned  goods .*> cents per tin cheaper than the regular  market- price. If good* nie not as represented  your money will be refunded. Thanking j ou one  and ill! for your kind patronage.  J_s��p-iin_ Strait, Between  Carbonate and Silica Sts.  Our {..lends anil eustotnefi. appi'ec-.-to the  values we iiro giving Uiein in clothing.  We i-i"o*/o._c lo give them ouual values all  this week in JfuMishliigs..  UNIMCIIVVKAR,  All-wool ribbed underwear, per siiit, Sift')  All-wool fancy neat stripes, pet* suit, 2,i.i.  HOSiEKY.    .  All-wool black hose,- worth Wc'. for i'uc.  Shiris:at greatly reduced prices.   Neck--:  ; wear of all kinds at special low price!.. '  'Bsifeor- Street;,.: ���    ���-���'.���  : Opposite .Jueei^s Hotel.  BROWH&Oa.  WE HAVE THE FINEST LINE OF  Coal Heaters  EVER DISPLAYED IN KOOTENAY DISTRICT  I  SOLE AGENTS FOR THE FAMOUS  Cole's Hot Blast Heater  Our claims for this heater is that it is adapted  to any kind of coal, CROW'S NEST, LETH.  BRIDGE, or ANTHRACITE, burning all kinds equally well. Not requiring the  attention of an ordinary coal heater. Economical, durable and simple in construction.   See our Steel Ranges for hard and soft coal or wood.  XL.  NELSON  KASLO  SANDON  WE HAVE  But while we are waiting- for the cold weather we  would draw your attention to our line o��  NICKLED   GOPPER  WARE  Including Tea and Coffee Pots (several designs), Enamelled Handle Dippers, Pudding Dishes, Tea Kettles, etc.,  and the only place you can get them is  LAWRENGE   HARDWARE   GO.  Kindly drop  In or  Ring up  Kirkpatrick & Wilson  Previous to  Allowing others  To make you believe their prices are  Right, as we are the leaders of prices  In Nelson, and.can supply anything in  Crockery, glassware and groceries.  Kirkpatrick & Wilson  ��S_ furthermore  We  Invite  Ladies to call and  Satisfy themselves  On the fact of our leading and . -  INever following others.  Phone 8.  Box  57.  11,... taken place (lie !i.isine��.i'will be coiulm tot! under the same ujnnngenicn), mid our initity eii^lonier., will bo  plcn.cd to Uiiow-thai they will be met anil dcnlt with the Mtine (.ourto!1} u*>,li,i�� hitherto inevaileil. The clii*.1. of  goods widen liiw been liiiti_tle.il and built up -licit (i reputntfon for the Ilrm of .M. l)e-Hris,xy & Vo. will coi.Uiiii.illy be  kept in -roukr. ,iiid a- our enntouici *. ��il! not be '.-.l.ed to deal with .,(ranker-., (ho expect nl ion of the old firm will be  liiuintuiifed thruiij.hou..   Commonc.. the new year .iriKht by denling with the ulil rrliiilile.  WiilifiiH; you nil it very 1 Hippy Xew Year, you w ill know ui n-s  THE WESTERN MERCANTILE COMPANY, Ltd,  bL'CC'KSSOI!  TO  Baksr 8<roet. Ne'snn.  Iff.  DesBrisay & Co., Staple and  Fancy  Groceries.  We beg to iinnoiu-ce to our many patrons that we have removed to  our new quarters in the Houston Ulock, the big increase in the  volume of our business forcing tis to seek larger promises. Thnnk-  tbe people for the patronage accorded us in tho past, in anticipation  of an increase of this custom in the i'ut/ure, we remain, theirs to  command in all lines of groceries.  Houston Blockj Baker Street  ARRIVED IN NELSON  Iiielti-llng Segmui's 2, ���>, arid 7 year old Rye in Biirrel*".      Goodothnm Si. Worts'Rye rir Cases  Segnuil s Star, 'Uli Uyc antl White Whet.it Whisky in Cases.  ������ Walker's Club llyo in Cases.  A.,rB.  GRAY, Kootenay A'geufc.  .V_ Nelson, B. ���.,.;������:_' :';--.-.;K.  R. F_/RrTHET. & CO.

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