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 if J  1  4/  [fiV.  !    '  i ������'  it.r  P  y  J1,  DETAILS  OF PiLCHER'S  FfGHT  Canadians Contribute to Success.  Belmont, January 1.���A dispatch from  Dover's Farm, dated January 1st, says:  "The   colonial   troops,  who  have   been  longing to be allowed to meet the Boers,  have at last been given an opportunity to  do so and scored a brilliant success.    The  raid conducted by  colonel0 Pilehcr  was  very dillicult, owing to the fact that the  movements of the  troops  were  immediately   communicated   to  the  Boers  by  natives.    In order to prevent this, colonel  Pilcher, making forced marches from Belmont,   left  a  British  trooper  at  every  farmhouse Avifch instructions not to allow  the  natives  to  leave  their  houses,  the  patrols calling the names of the natives  hourly in order to-prevent their escape.  .In the muimmver at Cook's farm,  colonel Pilcher sent mounted patrols east;  one  of these,   consisting  of   four  men,  commanded by lieutenant Adie suddenly  encountered fourteen Boers, who opened  lire.   The lieutenant was severely wouua  ed, and private Butler gave up his horse  in order  to   carry  his  lieutenant out of  range.    Another private whose horse had  bolted pluckily returned to render assistance.    He  was  wounded  in  tho leg and  his horse was killed.    Meantime lieutenant Ryan, who had worked magnificently, reported  that  the" veldt on the'right  of the enemy  was  clear, ami thereupon  major Do Rougemont  ordered the guns  to a  trot.    When   they  arrived  within,  1500 yards of the laager, immediately tl;0  enemy could be  seen streaming ove1; ^  kopje.   They were completely s��;pl.jse(]>  butquiekly opened a well-dire^eci'fi,.e 'An'  Associated Press represent;-;,, ]m(i*the  privilege of carrying jn ordor to tho To_  ront(K'ompanytodclble.quickintoacfcion  The orcler^Wiif1.e(.eived ^-iti! gl.eafc satis_  faction.   x{ie company  rushed  forward  1,n-t'i "within  a   thousand  yards��� of the  _ -. nemy's position, when it opened  a hot  fire upon the kopje and completely sub-  ��� diied the Boer lire.    The British artillery  shelled    the   position    with   wonderful  accuracy,   while   lieutenant Ryan with  mounted   infantry   worked  around and  completely   uncovered   the  fire   of   the  Boers, who.Had been hidden, in the bushes.  Meanwhile,    colonel    Pilcher   Avith    the  Queenslanders, took advantage of every  "cover, and made   a   direct   attack,   the  Australians moving  slowly,  but  surely,  uid only shouting  when  they saw the  enemy retire under their steady fire. The  Queenslanders behaved with great coolness, laughing and chaffing  even  at the  moment of greatest peril.   , During .the  advance the Boer 'five suddenly ceased.  Thirty-iive   Boers- hoisted  it white flag  - and   surrendered.'     A   portion   of   the  ttU��  WEDNESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 3,   1900.  PUBLISHED AT NELSON, BRITISH COLUMBIA.  DAILY (BY MAIL) $5 A YEAR;  WEEKLY,   $2.  gallantry of the colonial troops. The  Times says: "The mother country will  share with the Canadians and Australians  the pride and gratification they must feel  at the fine qualities displayed by their  troops in this morning's little engagement."  The Standard says: "The Canadians  and Australians had been shouting for a  fight. Now they have had their opportunity and they have greatly distinguished themselves by their coolness and  discipline. From the view point of  imperial unity, the little fight may be  fairly described as one ;>f the most gratifying events recorded h. the recent history of the British amis."  London, Jan  ^rs Aro ftecruiting Swiss.  nary 3.���The Berlin corre-  says:  'The  spondent of ^ 4indai.(1  ,*'Reselltative at Berne has lodged  mt.    -it  with  the  Swiss  government,  " g attention to the fact that recruit-  or the Transvaal  is in  progress  in  callii:  nig  Sw  h'  iss territory. Many young men, who  i'ad engaged to go to England for service, were told, on arriving at Marseilles,  that England no longer needed them, but  that they could go to the Transvaal. It  is said that many have accepted this suggested and one hundred are reported to  have sailed for Delagoa bay in a French  vessel."  Boers Eeport British Reverse.  Pretoria, January 1.���Last night the  British in force attacked commandant  Choeman's command in Colesburg district and tried to storm the position.  They repeated the attack this morning,  but were forced to retreat, the Boers  holding the position. The loss of the  British is not known, but it is reported  to have been heavy.  .��?  Ui  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  *  Hi  Hi  \6  Hi  Hi  Hi  \ii  Hi  il/  k!>  11/  ili  Hi  \U  it/  ili  Hi  Hi  il/  it/  Hi  ii/  ili  it/  il/  il/  Hi  il/  il/  'A  fcgseeeseefeeseeseeeseeeeeseeefef.e-  UNDER FIRE DID GOOD WORK NOBODY HURT.  was raised  in  Toronto and is officered as   follows:  lieutenant W. R. Marshall, lieutenant F. D. Lafferty.  of the Canadians aro all here and are in good health.  %  m  m  m  m  m  m  m  n��  m  m  <n  m  m  m  m  m  w  /n  Brlmo.vt, January 2.���The Canadians have had their first experience of  actual warfare, the Toronto company having beeu with colonel Pilcher in  his defeat of tho Boers at Sunnyside laager.yesterday.  Our boys according to tho reports which have reached this point, from  Dover farm, whore colonel Pilcher and his command aro now encamped did  good work in supporting the guns.  The men started out from here with colonel Pilcher on a reconnaissance  which the colonel reports has been successful in every respect. He reports  that he had but two men killed and one officer, a lieutenant wounded. None  of these, However, were Cauadians.    -  The Toronto company or " C " company as it is designated in the battalion,  captain R. K. Barker,  The other  companies  3a333-a333:-3��*333S3333��393*33 ���a*a3&3aaaa&aa&*9W39aaW3<9&&  s>  GREENWOOD KEEPS NEW YEAR  Exchange of Courtesies.  Frere Camp, January 1.���The Boers  inquired by heliograph today: "Why is  Roberts coming? What has Buller  done?" The British replied : "flow did  you like our lyddite in the battle?"  METHUEN    SHOWS    ACTIVITY  v \  IK  i\\  III  Toroutos moved across" the" front "of" the i  guns and entered a laager. The Boers )  had iled. Fourteen tents, three wagons,  a great store of rifles, ammunition, forage,  saddles and etimp equipment, and numerous incriminating papers.'were captured.1  The Boers lost six killed and 'twelve  wounded. The Toronto;} stood the galling  fire with admirable patience, never  wasting a shot."   Sensational Arrest in Montreal.  Montreal, January 2.���James Baxter,  a well known moneylender here, who has  a police record gained in the early seventies in Chicago, is under arrest. The  charge against him is that he aided and  assisted James Herbert, the defaulting  teller of the defunct Banque Ville Marie.  to escape, Herbert was arrested the  other day, and it was in his examination  today that the fact came out that ever  .sinco the failure of tin* bank he had  been paid $12   per week  by Baxter to  _ juaintain himself-m hiding.-The payments-  are said to have been made'.because it  was essential that Herbert should not  tell all lie knew about' Baxter's account  with the defunct bank. Tho case promises to be a sensational one. Tho last  time Baxter ran into the grip of the  United States law was about four years  ago when he was arrested hi Now York,  charged with smuggling diamonds across  the line.' He was taken to Plattsburg,  New York, where the offence "was technically committed, and while awaiting trial  he managed to escape.   James ileffernan,  , tho   customs   official   who   had  him    in  charge, lost his job.  South African Loyalists Jubilant.  London, January .'��.��� 1:15 a. in.���Although tho continuance of minor success  gratifies the British public, it, is not forgotten that ,the larger aspects of tho  campaign are unchanged. As tho Daily  News remarks': " It is a day of .small  mercies." The importance of general  French's and colonel Pitcher's victories  lies in the effect that they are likely to  have upon the colonial Dutch. The latest, dispatches from Douglass confirm the  earlier report that the Boer laagers consist chiefly of British subjects who on the  arrival of the Free State command, accepted probably, an invitation to throw  in their lot with tho Boers thus terrorising loyalists who aro now jubliant.  Wreck on Cabot Island.  St. John's, Newfoundland, January 2.  ���The schooner Puritan was driven  ashore on Cabot island in a heavy gale  yesterday, and eight of her crew of nine  were lost. Six were married men with  families.    -  Troops Under Buller Confident.  MoDDKRy River, January 2.���Yesterday a,cavalry expedition "under JJa'bing-  tou, commanding the Ninth and Twelfth  Lancers, proves^to have been in co-operation with a similar movement from Belmont. This, directed by general Wood,  consisted of a (lying column and a force  under lieutenant-colonel Pilcher from  Belmont. This force moved into the territory between the Orange, and Riot  rivers. At Sunnyside, northwo.->t of  Douglas, it encountered a considerable  command believed to be wholly composed  of disloyal British subjects. General  Babingfcon's force proceeded in the same  direction, but on the north side of the  river. The result of this rcconnaisanco  has not yet been reported.  London, January 3.���Tho Daily Telegraph has received the following, dated  January 2nd, from Frere camp: '* The  weather is line. The Tugela river is hoav  fordable. General Buller's army is in  fine- form,- ready-and-eonfident-for tlie-  ,work before it."  Rebel Dutch are Demoralized.  Loniion, January 3.���Cape Town%dispatches report that the rebels in Bnrkley  district are demoralized by the British  occupation of Dordrecht. Should it turn  out'that tho Dutch rebellion is thus being diminished it will be a matter of  great relief for the British campaign.  The Standard, however, remarks: "Until  the Tugela has been crowed and Lady-  smith relieved, it would be idle to deny  that the political position in Cape colony  is one of-vcry great danger."  Companies Accommodate One Another.  Montreal, January 2.���The Canadian  Pacific Railway's Telegraph Company Him  boon advised by the Eastern Telegraph  Company that an arrangement has been  effected with the cable companies of the  west coast of Africa whereby messages  for places on the east coast via Loanda  and Cape Town during interruption are  accepted while the war lasts at the same  rates as via Aden.  Boers Consider It a Compliment.  London, January 2.���The Boers consider it is a great compliment to the  Transvaal that lord Roberts should have  been selected to supreme command of the  British forces.  Dysentery Increasing at Ladysmith.  London, January   2.���General   White  reports under date of December 31st that  the number of eases' of dysentery and  fever is increasing.  Colonial Troops are Complimented.  London,   January   3.���Tho   morning  jpapers are   unanimous  In praising the  Twelve Militia Battalions Accepted.  London, January 3.���The queen has accepted tho services of twelve battalions  of militia for foreign stations. Seven of  these are assigned to South Africa.  Camp McKinney Can Play Hockey. .,  Greenwood, January 2.���[Special to  the Tribune]���Today was marked by  three casualties! one proving fatal. Early  in the morning, during the celebration of  the new year in the tenderloin district,  Effie Elkins and Mamie Foster got into a  inixup. The former threatened the life  of Mamie with a razor and the latter  retaliated by using stones, one of which  resulted in fracturing her opponent's  head. Late in the afternoon. Gabriel  Bran no, an Italian emplo3'-ed on railroad  construction here, was accidentally run,  over by the yard engine. ��� His spine was"  fractured, causing-instant death. The  inquest'will be held tomorrow. Deceased  was a young unmarried man. His only  relative, an uncle, lives at Grand Forks.  This evening George Conway, a lumberman, was brought to Greenwood hospital  from Tillman's mill, two miles south of  town, suffering from a fracture of both  the bones in his left leg. The1 accident,  occurred while felling a tree which,  striking another tree, glanced and hit  Comviiy in the ]cg.  Yesterday morning work  started  on'  tins'lt*y injj -ef���Steel-bolwocn Grocrvwo'xU-  and Midway, a distance of nine mile?.   It'  is expected   that this  piece of road will  be completed within two week?.    Work  has been  suspended  on  the,Greenwood  camp spur- to "Phoenix.    The rails wcie  laid from ]��holt to Hartford Junction on  this branch.    Bridge  gangs are working  on the  Dead wood   camp spur, which has  been laid  within   a  mile of tho Mother  Lode mine, and as soon as the bridging is  completed steel  will  be continued to the  .Mother Lode.  hi the meantime the Mother Lode mine  started hauling ore to the end of the  track, and yesterday sent out its first  shipment to the Trail smelter. The British Columbia Copper Company, owning  the mine, intends to send 100 tons to the  smelter for experimental purposes.  The year 1900 was auspiciously entered  upon, if the pandemonium that was raised  by 'the boys' is> any criterion. As 12  o'clock struck tho whistles of the C. J"*. IL.  o"hgineaJu the depot yards were turned  loose and added to the lacket their unearthly 3rell; long strings of Chinese firecrackers were touched oil', a'bonfire was  started opposite tho Commercial hotel on  the principal thoroughfare, and, m"U1i  the assistance of dozens of cans of gunpowder, tho'last year of the nineteenth  century was warmly ushered in. The  deui'/.en.s of a certain street that takes its^  name from.the yellow metal, assistcd-by'  tho boys from up-town, added to the din  by a big display of firework*.  In the opening hockey match of the  season Mclvinncy defeated GrfOuwood by  a .score of three to two. The ico wa->  poor, but the- game Wnsfn-tand furious  from start to finish. Over three Hundred  .ipoetalors witnessed the gimir.  NEWS   FROM   SLOGAN   LAKE  New Denver Patriots Turn Out.  New Denver, January 1.���This town  is to be among the favored few in British  Columbia to have a representative in the  second contingent of troops Canada is  sending to South Africa to help fight the  battles of the Empire and to maintain  the supremacy of the Union Jack against  the Boers and their secret allies.    Saturday evening A. R. Forbes, police constable stationed .Here,������received' word from  headquarters to report as soon as'possible  at Calgary'for service with the Mounted  Rifles   being   organized  there.     Forbes'  application has been in the hands of the  authorities  for- some time, and he has  been  most  desirous to .go to the front.  Former   experience   and   a   magnificent  physique   brought   the  desired  reward,  lie  will  make a worthy representative  and  will ,do  honor  to  this  town.    The  citizens gave him a rousing  send-off, the  brass band amLiiumer-ous friends 'accom-'  panyibg him this morning as fat as Rqse-  bery> where patriotism  found "full  sway  and expression.  William Thbmiinson and major Fur-  -long, two Ume-cxpircd royalf m'my veterans diving "here, are expecting word  daiiy to report at the headquarters of  their old regiments in England." Though  out of the reserve, both are anxious to  serve in this trying time for the Empire,  and have so acquainted the war office  officials. There are several reservists in  the camp, as well a-j others, who will  smell powder in South Africa.  After all the mine owners did not meet  last week at Sandon, owing to lack of a  quorum, so that the expected settlement  of the labor question is once more postponed. Several members of the association aro away in outside cities.  The Ajax has just let a new contract  for 300 feet of tunneling.  Operations arc to be resumed on the  Hillside. .     '  , Ten men are employed at the Noble  Five, mostly underground. A streak of  very high grade ore was recently encountered in the No.-8-level.- ���-  George W. Hughes is in Montreal, and  it is stated that ins visit means the transfer of his quarter interest in the Idaho  Mines, Limited, as well a& his Paddy's  Peak holdings.  The Ivanhoe is working about 28 men,  under charge of Phil* Hickoy., "Jtlias the  reputation of having more ore "iti sight  and a greater amount of development  done than any other mine in the camp,  LOCAL   NEWS   IN   BEIEF  A Long Trial for-Murder,  Nkw Vohk, January 2.���The eighth  week and the forty-seventh day of the  trial of Holand B, Molinuux for the murder of Mrs. Catharine J. Adams, opened  with Harry S. Cornish again on the  stand. The cross-examination of Cornish  by attorney Weeks was the feature of  the day's grocacdings. Molineux watched  the witness with greater interest than  lie has manifested heretofore during the  trial.   Military Preparations in Ireland.  Drni/IN, Januaiy 3.���Extra precautious  have been adopted by tho militnry  autHoritie* here. The constabulary has  been fully armed. Sentries from sundown to morning have been increased at  the barracks. Patrols march, around all  day.    Leaves of absence  are suspended.  Surgeon to the Marines.  London,    January     3.- Sir    William  Thompson has been appointed consulting  surgeon to the British marines  in  South  | Africa.  Jfarry Wingficld left on the midnight  boat last night for Calgary to join- the  second contingent for service in South  Africa. During the evening a'nitmber of  Mr. Wingfiold's friends gathered at the  Queen's hotel and presented him with a  pur-e of $75. Thoy aliso accompanied  him to the dock, where he was accorded  a right royal send-off.  Ten men were laid off at the Poorman  mine yesterday owing to the trouble at  the Granite stamp mill. It is not known  when the mill will recommence operations.  J. E. Saucier of Rossland. and M. Weyl  of Paris, are at the hotel Phair. M.  Weyl represents a French syndicate  operating in mines, and Avill examine  several propositions in the Slocan.  Alex Forbes, provincial constable at  New Denver, pasned through tho city last  night en route to Calgary, where he is to  join the Northwc-L mounted infantry of  the .second contingent for service in South  Africa.  J). MeArlhur <fc Co. have the contract  for driving piles necessary for a floating  dock at the Mirror Lake Ice Company's  warehouse. The. woik i\s to be proceeded  with at oneo.  In order to meet the requirements of  their increased business tho firm of M.  DcsBrisay As Co. has been changed into a  limited     liability   company,    and    will  henceforward be known as the Western  Mercantile Company, Limited. The management of the concern is unchanged and  business will be done at the old stand.  The incandescent lights on the circuit  operated by what is termed the old generator were out for several Hours last  night through a mishap at the power  house. The Queen's hotel was lighted  with candles in the interval.  The Nelson business college, Victoria  street, commenced its regular session  yesterday with excellent prospects of  success.  II. E. Croasdaile, manager of the Hall  Mines company, has reported to the police the theft of a quantity of bottled  beer and claret from His residence on the  corner of Observatory and Ward streets.  Chief Jarvis has a clue to the thieves.  A pleasant dance took place on Monday evening at Fraternity hall under the  auspices of the fraternal societies' committee. The music, refreshments and  general arrangements were: all'good,* and  the guests had a good time.  W. It. Will of New-Denver is spending  a day or two in Nelson. A little pro-  property is changing hands on Slocan  lake, but not nearly so much as if the  labor dispute was settled. He anticipates  good times in the country when the dispute is over.  Germans are Still Fuming.  Berlin. January 3i���The press continues to discuss the capture of the Bun-  desrath with some show of irritation.  In a semi-official note the Post remarks  that in consequence of the seizure Germany has taken steps, and Great Britain  is expected to deal with the matter in a  spirit of good official relations. The Neu-  stenaehrichten says; "There is every reason to believe the incident will speedily  be closed."     .  Official circles consider it imperative  that Great Britain adopt some definite  attitude, regarding the whole question of  contraband of war, and are surprised she  has not adopted a firmer policy on the  subject from the beginning.  UNITED STATES TAKES ACTION  Expects a Friendly Settlement.  W ash rNGTON, Jan nary 2.-^1^ state d e-  piiranent- today- received���from. United  States ambassador Choate at London; by  cable, a statement of the facts he Had.de-  veloped in connection with the seizure  by British Avarships of American goods  on the three merchant vessels Beatrice,  Mcshona and Maria. The goods comprised not only flour, but miscellaneous  articles, of common trade, and while they  were shipped for Lorenzo Marquee in  British and German ships, yet the contention of the United States officials  is that they were not subject to feeizure.  They could not lodge representations  on the subject until they were possessed  of a knowledge of the facts, but as soon  as Mr. Choate's statement came to hand  today, an instruction was cabled to him,  to inform the British government that  the United States could not admit the  right of seizure in these cases. Today's  instructions- to-Air- Choate- were-not��� a  demand for release of goods, nor yet" for  indemnity, but rather a- precautionary  note to the British government. * .It will  be sufficient to inaugurate the settlement  of the matter by, negotiaiion'and the  state department, has not the slightest  doubt that the Biitish authorities will  make full amends to the owners of the  goods, when the facts are all laid before it.  OUTDOOR SPORT FOR THE WINTEl  Schedule of Hockey Games. ;  The schedule, of games for the British:  Columbia Hockey League has been drawn  up and submitted to the local executive^  officers for their approval.   The schedule!  provides for games as follows: "M  January 0.���Rossland vs. Rossland Vie-v'  torias, at Rossland; Nelson vs. Nelson--  lacrosse-hockey, at Nelson.  January 13.���Victorias vs. Nelson la-^  crosse-hockey, at Rossland; Nelson vs.:,  Boundary, at Greenwood. $:  ���   January 20.���Victorias vs.  at Rossland; Rossland  Nelson, a^  Boundary,  Boundary,-  Boundaryja  vs. Lacrosso-Hoc.-#  key, at Nelson. SI  January 27.���Arictorias vs,  Nelson.' Lacrosse-Hockey vs.  Greenwood.  February 3.���Rossland vs.      .,  at Rossland; Nelson vs, Lacrosse-hockeyi  at. Nelson.       -. :'.Qx.  February 10.���Rossland vs. Lacrosse^  hockey, at Rossland; Nelson vs. BounS  dary, at Nelson. v;    ig  ���February 17.���Rossland vs. Neis6n;'>a#^i  Rossland; Victorias vs. Lacrosse-hockeyvtf  .at Nelson. .-: a/���:.���;:>';;%����!  February 24.���Rossland vs: Boundary||r  at Greenwood;   Victorias vs. Nelsoh; atS  Rossland. ��� :'. ���';. ���',. ���      "'���.������f?$  March 3.���Victorias   vs.' ��� Rbsslandjl/atjtt  Rossland; Lacrosse-hockey vs. Boundary^!!  at(Nelson. ��� \>v-v:- ���'���:;>-$fi  March 10.���Rossland vs. Nelson, at N^lSft  son; Victorias  vs, Boundary, iit Greenl^  wood.  It will be seen from the schedule asi  above that Nelson will have an openingM  game and a closing game in the league. |?  Arrangements will be in force whereby^  a game postponed on account of-softP  weather may be played at a point where ,���  ice can be had. This will preclude thefi^  series dragging ou into spring, ^'���������r^i'^-i  m  Reports About Contraband Exaggerated.  ' London,, January 3.���The Lisbon correspondent of the Standard says: "It f.s  reported here thabGreat Britain officially  acknowledged the correctness of thc.atti-  ttule of Portugal regarding Helagoa bay.  It is also asserted thatinqniries'instituted  by the British consul at Lorenzo Altirqtioz  show that since hostilities began nothing  contraband has been imported there, except barbed wire and bread stuffs,''  Wounded at Mafeking:  Piuctoiua, January 2.- Three British  prisoners who- were taken at Alalagro,  say that captain Gordon Chesney Wilson, husband of lady Sarah Wilson and  five other officers, whose names they refuse to give, were wounded in a recent  sortie from Mafeking.  Thirty-one More Men Wanted.  WiNNiruti, January 2.���Twenty- five  men of "C" battery, H.C.A., left for active  service in South Africa tonight. They  mobilize at Kingston. Altogether about  150 men will go from Toronto with the  second contingent. Orders received tonight, 31 more cavalry men are wanted.  No War Exhibit for Paris:  , Bkkun', January 3���~-Dr. Von Bloch,  the Russian writer, announces that the  proposed Hussian warexhibibatthe Paris  exposition will be omitted upon the czar's  .orders.  Immediate Construction to Balfour.  W. F.'-Tye;qrf Tmil,  engnieerlbfjgtlie  C. P. R.  construction   department,; is Mnfj  the city  today in  connection  witH\thei|  projected extension to Balfour.xl^hdersS  for the new line have been called for,-and]S  an effort will be made^to have the" bids  all in by the end of this week^; :Cbhstriic^  tioh will then,be commenced withbiitldiee^  hxy.    Nelson will be the centre of oper  ations for some time after work is begun, t;  Mr. Tye is to go over the line of the extension today.   J. D.  Sullivan, Trail, J.  W. Stewart, Trail, and 11.- II.  Boomer,  Spokane, railroad contractors, arrived' in  the city  last night for the purpose of  preparing tenders on the work.  * May Fofc.er Trouble in Philippines.  Man;l,Aj January Q;���Arehbish'up.Cli|ip^|  pelle, the papal delegate to the Philippines, arrived here today on the United  States   transport   Sherman,    It  is   said  that  the friars are   striving   to  secure,  Mgr. Chappelle's ear for the purpose of -^  securing better protection for individual  interests.    The arrival of the' papal delegate directs attention to the question of-  the church and  the  brotherhood in  tho  Philippines, including the matter of deciding the  brotherhood's, claims to "real  estate      and      other      property       of  the  '  church      receiving .   state     support,  ' and.   of     the     re-establishment '  of Spanish curates in active parishes.   Iii  as much as the question of the expulsion  of the brotheiH-rfe-ircm the islands and '  the freedom of the people from  the alleged injustice of certain members of the  orders has  always  been  declared to  be  the principal cause of the   revolt of the  Filipinos -against -Spain's���sovereignty,���  long time residents of the islands declare  that if the   friars are returned to  their  former parishes the. natives,  seeing them  return   under   American  admini.stration  will  surely   attack and   kill   them and  otherwise cause disaster.  ri  A Great Work Finished.  v CiHfAf.'o, January 2.���Water was  turned into the $33,000,000 drainage calmly,  at i) a.m. * vlny and began to flow to-"'  wind Lockport, where it will fall into the  Des Moines river; and thence through tlie  Illinois and Alisaissippi^riverb to tho Gulf  of .Mexico. The engineers of the sanitary  district have cut a channel to curry 300,-  000 cubic feet of water a minute. Tho  water was allowed to flow into the canal  at the rate of 50,000 cubic feet a minute  today and the amount will be gradually  increased. Probably a weuk will elapse  before the canal is full of water and is  carrying away the sewage that (lows' into  the Chicago river.  Decision in French Conspiracy Gases.'  Paris, January 2.���Tho high court today announced that it had deciped byiv  vote of US to -ISO that M. Buffet was  guilty, with extenuating circumstances;  that, it acquitted Godford and De VauX  owing to the largo minority in "their  favor, and that it acquitted Sab ran and  De Hamel. The court then adjourned  until tomorrow without a decision respecting Guerin and Doroulede.  The Doctors Turned Him Down.  London, January 2.���Sir Charles Howard Vincent, colonel of the Westminster  volunteers, has failed to pass the medical  examination nucesbary to qualify him to ���]  command the City of London iufantrysi:r��T'  the division bound for South Africa. Th&.--  commam'^f this corps nuist> thei'efote,  be given t/ another.   His place will 0  taken )-.- the earl of Albemarle. 2  THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON B. C. WEDNESDAY JANUARY 3 1899  b  IS'"  It's  ji-. <  WE wish  Year.  our man/  friends a  very  J  .VaT  and  prosperous  New  EIR, Men's Outfitter.  Wholesale  Houses  NELSON  B.C.  j~'  ^  GROCERIES.  AJIACP0XA LO & CO.-Corncr Vernon awl  ��� .losupliinc strcols, "wliolosulo grocers unci  jobbers inlilunkcUs. k'ovcs, mills, boots, rubbers,  ninckinaws and uiinci's' sundries-.  OOTKNAY  SUPPLY   COMPANY.   LIMITED���Vornon   street,  Nelson,   wholesale  grocers.  ToiIN C1IOLDITCII & CO.���Front street, Nel-  *"    son, wliolc-nlc Krceom.  COAL.  CROWS  NKST PASS COAL  COMPANY.-  Wholcsale dealers in coal and coko. Charles  St. Barbc. Agent. Maker street. Nelson.'  HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.  HBYKRS & CO.���Corner Baker and Josephine  ��� streets. Nelson, wholesale dealers in hardware and mining supplies. Af?ontsfor Giant  3'owdcrCo.  AWIIKNCK   HARDWARE   'COMPANY���  Baker St.,  Nelson,  wholesale   dealers  in  hardware and mining supplies, and water and  plumbers'supplies.  ANCOUVKU   HAUDWAUK    COMPANY,  LLM IT Kit��� Baker street. Nelson, wholesale  dealers in hardware and mining supplies, plumpers and tinsmiths'supplies. ,;  .    CRATED AND MINERAL WATERS.  THORPE & CO., LIMITED.-Coi-ner Vernon  and Cedar streets, Nelson, manufacturers  of and wholesaleiealers in aerated waters and  fruit syrups. Sole ugentstor Halcyon Spring  mineral water.  ASSAYERS'   SUPPLIES.    -  WF. TEETZEL & CO.-Corner Baker Cand  ��� .Josephino streets, Nelson, wholesalo deal-  "ers in asjayers supplies. Agents ^for Denver  ' Mro Clay Co. of Denver, Colorado.  . LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  TURNER, BEETON & CO.���Corner Vernon  and Josephine streets. Nelson, wholesale  dealers in liquors, cigars and dry goods. Agents  lor 1'abst Brewing Co. of Milwaukee and Calgary Brewing Co. of Calgary.  COMMISSION MERCHANTS.  HJ, EVANS & CO.���Baker street, Nelson,  ��� wholesalo dealers in liquors, cigars,  cement, flie brick and tire clay, water pipe and  steel rails, and general commission merchants.  FLOUR AND FEED.  BRACK3IAN & KER MILLING COMPANY  LTD.���Front street, Nelson, wholesale deal-  pre in flour, oatmeal, etc., and hay and grain.  Mills {at Edmonton, Victoria, and New West-  ' ruinator.   CIGARS.  KOOTENAY   ClUAJt   MANUFACTURING   \  CO.���Corner Baker and Hall streets, Nelson, manufacturers of "Royal Seal" and "Koole-   -  nay Bello" biands of cigars.  " "paints "And" oils!  TELSON HARDWARE, COMPANY-Bakcr   '  btreet���Wholesalo dealers in paints, oils,  pd   brnt>heu of all kinds.    Largest stock in  olenay..-      -  FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  P    BURNS &   CO.���Raker  street,   Nelhon,  .��   wholesale dealers in fi csh and cured meats.  Cold storake.  POWDER, CAPS AND FUSEL  HAMILTON POWDER COMPANY-Baker  street Nelson, manufacturers of dynamite,  sporting, stumping and black blasting powders,  wholesale dealers in caps and fuse, and elcctrie  blasting apparatus. ,  PROVISIONS,- PRODTCE~ANbTrFRUITS.  Parsons"produce company-vcmon  street. Nelson, wholesale dealers in provisions, produce, and fruits. Agents for Swift &  Co. bacon and hams.,  JY. GKIFKIN  &  CO.���Corner Vernon and  ���   Josephino streets, Nelson, "wholesale dealers  -���- "mvisioJiE,. cured meals, butter and eggs.  ��� - ��ri P.   l\  n.  -id  .'s  N  Nei^son saw and i-a-^,....- r,s,  - IjIMITED���Corner Front and Hall_streots,  Nelson, maiiUfsctureMot and wholesale dealers  in sjihh and doors; alliinds of factory work.inwie  lo order,      -          '        "  WINES AND CIGARS.  CALIFORNIA WINE COMPANY, LIMITED���Corner Front and Hall slreets, Nelson, wholoM-io dealers in wines (ca&o and bulk)  and domchtfo aiidimportcd cigars.  A YEAR ngo tho gang that use tho  [Miner charged the thou mayor with  jinau 1 painting the voters' lLst and cafry-  liitg itMtroitiMl in his eon I pocket, all of  (which jiow appears absurd. Last your  [the voters' list was published as an ad-  [vertisenu'iit in a daily paper and issued  Jin circular form at an curlier ditto than it  flias been ishtied this year., The Minor  [ivas printing "rot," and is now. ashamed  the absurd and untrue statements it  is then making. A year from now its  Present rantings will appear equally  ibsurd.   The London  press is not  earning  the  respect and   enthusiasm  of the  British  Scuptfe in icsvattttudc towards the situa*  fcipn. in South Africa.    It was too sure  in  the first instance.    The Boors were to lie  !own like Jambs before the ink batteries  )f Fleet street.     Much of tho criticism of  the London press at the beginning of the  Ivar looks now like very arrogant and  foundationless boasting.   Jt has new gone  Lo the other extreme.   The press is now  If raid that  the   leader,   whom   it   was  Eluding to the skic? as the niati to settle  [lie  war, two months ago, will make a  iov�� and that the arms of Great Britain  till be overwhelmed in irretrievable dis  aster. It is not fair to general Buller or  his army and discreditable to the press  itself. Is London to become like Paris ?  Public opinion there which the newspapers are supposed to reflect had better  cease its sneering at the French metropolis, and take a good long hard look at  itself in the looking glass.  General French appears to be the  only British commander who has hitherto  succeeded in outflanking the Boers, and  in making an attack on them upon anything like equal terms. He has been  successful in driving them from their  position surrounding Colcsburg. But it  is not necessary to describe his fight as a  brilliant victory. The Boers took most  of their guns with them and, as is usual  with them, when they find they cannot  successfully hold a position, retired gracefully before defeat was turned into  massacre. Still it is cheering to read of  any military movement in South Africa  which has not ended in more or less  ignominious failure.  STREET CAB NOTES.  The street car to the Nelson & Fort  Sheppard depot is well filled each morning. Citizens evidently prefer the longer  ride to the trip up the hill.  The street ear service was run on a  time card yesterday. The result will be  made known today and a regular schedule adopted. The company is carrying  children under five years of age free, and  between five and twelve years at half  fare.  The motor generator ordered by the  tramway company for their power house  has not yet been shipped by the Canadian General Electric Company of Peter-  boro. The apparatus was to have been  shipped on December 15th, and its delay  seriously inconveniences the tramway  company.  The tramway company has ordered  sets of track brakes for their cars similar  to the pattern in use on the heavy grades  in San Francisco. With these attachments a ear can be anchored to the track  exclusive of the wheel brakes or controller. Thetraek brake has achieved a  splendid reputation in the .California metropolis.  __ Streetcar No. 2, which was wrecked.on  Kootehay street recently, is undergoing  repairs at tho car barn, and-the gear will  be in running order shortly. No. 1 car  was laid up ou Monday through striking  a short circuit and' burning her motors  out. She was re-wired by foreman  Carey and was again on the track yesterday, repairs having been made during  the night.  The City Campaign.  The only change in the campaign for  mayor and members of the city council  to be elected a week from Thursday, is  the announcement of A. Ferland for alderman for the West ward. Mr. Ferland  is a merchant, who has lived in Nelson  two years and in the west since the early  days of C, P���R.-construction.���Mr.-Fer-  land takes an active interest in'public affairs, ancLif elected would make a good  alderman. W. J. Wilson will make the  race in the East ward. Other definite  announcements may be expected tomorrow. Candidate Fletcher has opened a  committee room in the Bank of British  Columbia building, and has selected  George A. Hunter as his chief clerk.1 Candidate Houston's committee are hard at  work.  New Jersey Will Lose its Job.  Nkav Your, January 2.���Lynn T. Leer,  a Montreal banker, who has been in this  city for several days securing information regarding the New Jersey corporation laws, left for Canada tonight. In a  statement today Mr. Loot wild;" When  tho Quebec legislaturc.incets on January  ISth there is little doubt but that a bill  will be passed making it possible for the  province not only to get all the benefits  through taxation, etc., that accrue to  American states where Canadian companies are incorporated, but also making it  attractive for new companies of the  United States to take out their incorporation papers in Quebec, and thus, as foreign corporations, escape the hostile  legislation threatened by many states of  the union, or unfriendly laws, which are  already an accomplished fact.  Parliamentary Vacancies.  Ottawa, January 2.���There are at present seven constituencies unrepresented  in the house of commons and six vacancies in the senate. It is expected that  writs for the vacant house of commons  seats will be issued before assembling of  parliament. Vacancies in the senate will  likely be filled by that time also.  200,000 Men Will Be in the Field.  London,   January   3.���Yesterday the  admiralty���- ehartertd   eight  more large  transports. When all the troops destined  for South Africa join those already there  lord Roberts will be in command of about  200,000 men. Thirty thousand are now  afloat or ready to embark. Military observers, in view of what figures mean,  can't see how the British can fail to rush  the Boers by mere force of numbers.  For the Defence of the Empire.  London, January 3.���The Daily Mail  makes the following statement this morning: "We understand that the defence  committee of the cabinet, after careful  consideration of the question of the defence of the empire, particularly with regard to artillery, will shortly call for the  expenditure of ��5,000,000 to make good  deficiencies and to place the nation on a  par with other great powers."  Toronto is Delighted.  Toronto, Ontario, January 3.���Naturally the greatest interest was felt here  in the news from South Africa that the  Toronto company had been in action, and  there is the greatest gratification at the  gallant manner in which they appear to  have acquitted themselves, while sincere  satisfaction prevails that the casuali ties  are so light.  HUDSON'S  COMPANY.  INCORPORATED 1670.  No one will be without  the necessary liquids to  brighten up Xmas.  Just Received  Direct shipment from  Europe 150 cases Pom-  mery Champagne, 200  cases assorted Tiquera  ASK   FOR   OUR   SPECIAL   XMAS  HAMPER   LIST.  Hudson's Bay Co.  Telephone* 13  R. REISTERER & CO.  liKMVEKS AND nOTTLKItS OK  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  rn&nVnf��traa0     Biewery at Nelson  ONE   DOLLAR  A   LOAD  The undersigned has a large quantity of fir,  cedar, and tamarac slabs,. In IB-inch and 4-foot  lengths, suitable for stove wood, which will bo  sold for 91 a load at the mill yard.  NELSON SAW & PLANING MILIjS. I.H.  Nelson. AuRUfltWh. 1889.  A, R. BARROW, A.M.LC.E.  PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  Corner Victoria and Kootonay Streets.  P. O. Box S5!>. TELEPHONE NO. 05  CUT PRICES IS THE  ORDER OK TUN DAY        -     -.    -  - And I want to be in it. I have Just received  Kail sampler of Suitings and Overcoating*, ropre-  Hontiug a |50,000 stock to choose from made to  your order at prices never before heard of In Nelson. All tho latest fads In Fancy Testings for  Kali and winter.  Ladies' tailoring in all its branches a specialty.  -   Lowest prices.   Itooms 1 and 11, Hillyor block.  STEVENS, The Tailor  LEANING  tVND  'AIRING  Fine Tailoring S  YOUR OWN GOODS MADE UP  OLD CLOTHES MADE GOOD AS NEW  ARTHUR GEE  Opposlto Clarke Hotel.   MERCHANT TAILOR  ?  Fanl Coal  Anthracite  GREAT REDUCTION  $9.65|&?irNc"1'   SS.15  DELIVERED  TKMCI'HOMj  33  G. W. West &  Lethbridge Gait Goal  The best value for tho money in tho maifeet  lor all purposea.  tkkmh cash      W. P. TiKUNKY, General Airent  Telephone 147.   Ofllcc with C. I>. J. Christie,  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  We will offer c* stock-taking- special  reductions u. ^rtvments, with  special indu ;tl. House  Furnishing1 ^ "nt.1  Jg   LACE CURTAINS, per pair, from $1.00  ft   CHENILE TAPESTRY PORTIERS, per  ft pair, from $2.75 up.  trim-  ft  ft  OAK   CURTAIN   POLES,  with  mings, 35c.  ft   WINDOW SHADES, in good colors, per  ft yard, 50c.  #   CHENILE TABLE COVERS, per yard,  W[-        from 75c up.  ft   FLOOR OILCLOTHS,   4-4 8-4, per yard  ft from 35c up.  jjj   LINOLEUMS, in 8-4 16-4, per yard from  JJ 75c up.  ft   $    All Carpets sewed and laid free of charge.  1 FRED  IRVINE & CO.  JAPANESE ^ard, from  -�� 25c up.  TAPESTRY CARx %om  60c up.  JUTE BRUSSELS CARx  from 65c up.  BRUSSELS Carpets, per yard, ,  WILTON Carpets, per yard, from tp  AXMINSTER   Carpets,  per  yard, froix.  $1.25.  Art and Hearth Rugs in all sizes at  extremely low prices.  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  *Vf$*��$S$��3*fcfc^fcJ&��&&^  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  Jif  xasggaBa��aggMH8XffiMSKffiaBagg^aaa  Holiday Enjoyment  OF Y,OURSELF and friends  is largely influenced by the,  character of tho gifts. To present an item that gives pleasure  to the recipient and that affords  3rou keenest gratification, is the  secret of Yule Tide pleasures.  It will be an easy matter in our  holiday showing of fine perfumes, toilet accessories, dainty,  desirable novelties, etc., to find  the item that you'll feel to be in  perfect,- elegant-taste that -will-  attest the good judgment of the  donor. The priees are most  reasonable, as is always the case,  here. A little list that will aid  you in making up the presents  for friends and acquaintances:  THE NELSON SAW k BLA1M MILLS, Ltd.  New odors in Pinaud's perfumes. "Violet -Sensation and  Carnation Pink." Roger & Gal-  let's latest odors. English perfumes. Crown & Grossmith's.  Seeley's American perfumes in  fancy boxes from 75t'. to $5.00.  Plate mirrors $1 to $3.50.  Sterling silver mountings in  tooth, nail, hair brushes and  combs, also sterling mounted  cloth brushes, perfume .bottles  and shaving sets. Gold backed  brushes, combs and mirrors.  Ebony goods in hair and cloth  brushes.  We have a stock of one and 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 pointson the Canadian Pacific or Nelson  and Fort Sheppard railways. In 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.  t  ���-;. I  ^   ���  Kl  CANADA BBUfi & BOOK CO.  Nelson,  British   Columbia.  THE NELSON SAW & PLANING MILLS, Ltd.  OFFICE AHD MILLS COBNER HALL MSB FEONT STS., NELSON.  W.-F. 3IOKSOW  St. H. H. APPLBJWHAXTB  J. MoPHBH  mm supply ana mm  ELECTRIC SUPPLIES  Complete Bleotric Baulpments for BXectrio Power Transmission and Lighting for Mines, Towns  Bleotrlo Fixtures, I^ampB, Bells, Telephones, Annunciators, Etc.  P. O. Box 606. Josephine Street. Nelson, B. O.  Kootenay   Coffee   Co.  NELSON, B. O.  Coffee roasters and dealers in Tea and Coffee.  Offer fresh roasted coffee of best quality as  followa:  Java and Arabian Madia, per pound......9 10  Java and Mocha Bload, 3 pounds.......... 1 00  Pine Santos,4 pounds  100  Santos Blend, S pounds  1 00  Our Special Blend, 8 pounds  1 09  Our Rio Boast, 6 pounds  1 00  A trial order Rolleited.   Salesroom 2 doors cast  of Oddfellows block, West Maker street.  Free Water  GAS   FITTING   OURSPECIALTY  STRACHAN  TO YOUEi LOT LINE, WE DO IT  SEE US  PLUMBING  OF   ALL   KINDS .  Opera. House Blk*  Fred J, Squire, Merchant Tailor  FULL LINES OF FALL AND WINTER SUITINGS  WEST BAKER STREET* KELSON  OPPOSITE SILVER KING HOTEr THE TRIBUNE  NELSON EC, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3,  1900  M  BANK OP MONTREAL  OAFITAL, all paid ui>..$12.COO.0OO  REST      6.000,000  Lord SlraUi'Min.'i, and Mnunl. Royal ...President  Hon. George A. Druiiiiiioiid Vice-President  E. S. Cloiislon General Manager  NELSON' HltANOII  Northwest Corner Baker and  .Stanley Streets  THE BANK OF  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  NELSON  ANNOUNCEMENT.  Is now prepared to issue Drafts and  Letters of Credit, on Skaguay, U. S.,  Atlin, B. C, and Dawson City, N. W. T.  Uranclics in London* (Kngland) Ni:w Vouif.  Ciucauo, and all the i>rinci|>ul cities in Cauuda.  liny and sell .Sterling IC>*ohnnge ami Cable  Transfers.  (Irani, ('oiniiiorulnl and Travelers' Credils,  available in any part of tho world.  I bafts Issued, Collections "Wade, Etc.  Savings Bank Branch  rrititn.vr it.tii: or lvn in ���  A Prediction For the Year.  The building record in Nelson for  1899  as given   in   The   Thihunk should    bo  eminently butisfuclory to  every citizen,  and the opinions of various  contractors  as to  the  outlook for  the  present  year  will be equally as gratifying.    "3Iy idea  i��,"   remarked   a   well    known   builder,  "that 1900 will surpass la-it year iu point  of building,    The number of new houses  erected  may  not be (|iiitc  so  large, but  the aggregate investment  in real  estate  will. 1 believe  be greater.    Citi/.ens who  build will  buy  more expensive lots, and  eiect more   expensive  houses.    All-the  modern conveniences are  demanded, and  1 should  estimate  that  residences  projected this year will average  .'fi.jOO  more  in   cost than   those   put   up  in   1899."  Another    large    contractor   said,  "The  business  men  who  erected   new blocks  during '99 lnive shown an example which  will bo emulated by  a number  of other  property owners during the present year.  I am confident, that the number of new  business blocks at the clo--e of  1900   will  at least equal the list of *90.  The New Year Ushered In.  The birth of the now year was received  in the city with a burst of steam whistles,  tinhorns, cheers and sounds of a miscellaneous nature. All the steamers tied  up at the docks and the mills on the lake  front .joined in a noisy chorus just as the  clock indicated the incoming of 1900. At  the hotels many flagons were drained in  honor of the event, and compliments of  the season were in every mouth. An  amusing incident transpired on Victoria  street while"a merry, party of young men  were returning from the midnight festivities. As they'wore passing a point  where the sidewalk is 10 or J2 feet above  ��the grade of the street a solitary Chitia-  . rttan approached. -A. (*uartutte.^qL the  young fellows picked the Celestial up and  dropped him over the railing. As John  disappeared he shouted back "Happy  New Year," and then scampered off followed by ti chorus of laughter and  "happy returns." *  Shoving the Work.  The construction of tho gas-holder at  the new Nelson gu* company's premises  ' will commence today. The big tank is  being built by a Philadelphia company  under contract, and a superintendent has  arrived v��ill) several men to look after  the work.   A number of carloads of ma-  Ward Bros.  REAL ESTATE AND  GENERAL INSURANCE  AGENTS   On  application  we vill quote joil rates on  Tire, Life, Accident and Plate-Glass liiMirunce  AHKXTS FOR ,T. & .1. TAYLOR SAVV.3  FOR SALE  IM'SINKSS Mil) Itd.fofl'I.NTI.M, ������I'OI'iUt'lT  23 by 120 wJLh improvements Mnilh hide  Vernon t-lreel        , ,    '..?o000  Why !'_'()roineror linker and Hull streets.  I'liiticul.irsfflton on application.  2* loiHWiUtcollages rented atSl.'iper month,  'Victoria si i eel S.'ijqp  2 lots willi cottairo, tented nt?-'ft per month.  ' Stanley street *8000  t lot*. iiK-ludinK coi nor, 200 foot frontage .. ..?1LW  For Itcbiriuntiul 1'ioperfy yon could not do  l)ettoif,than invest iu Fulrt low,, commonly  Known as Houu-town, especially now that the  tr-iuittny i�� completed and in opeiation.  J'or parliculaih apply io*al)oxo tlun. West  Raker Btrcet, Noho i.  s  s y. j.  GENERAL BROKER  Rox 628   J'liono 117  FOR HALN  j-Room Iloit��o $W.~t  Mtoom House    IIKX-  T-Itooni Hoiibo , HOW)  Wit RKNT  T-Hootii House with furnace ��3.5  INSURANCE     HEAL KSTATJC     LOANS  REAL ESTATE  INSURANCE AND  GENERAL AGENT  First door west  of Rank of British  Columbia building.  Baker Street  terial have been delivered on the ground,  and construction will be hastened. The  holder rests on a stone foundation and  cement floor. The material used is largely sheet iron, and the work -will occupy  about two months. A number of local  men will be hired to assist the experts  .-.cut by the company from headquarters.  Inland Revenue Collections.  K. \V. Swannell, deputy collector of inland revenue at Xelson, reports the following collections for the month of  December:  To 'nil-: Ei.kctoiss ok JCklso.v :  I will lie a candidate for the office of  mayor at the  election to he held on Thursday, January 11th next.  December :>Mli, 18!)!). JOHN HOUSTON.  THE   MAYORALTY   CONTEST.  MAYORALTY CONTEST.  Spirit*          M.ilt   Tob.icco   Raw leaf tobieco.  ..  Cigala           ,   ..  .  .���.'."  ...  . SI  ,ii*. (I.*.  :ioo (hi  i'i7 .vi  in ki  ���XT, (.0  Total collections  ceinbei .iOth,  for  lViy.  the  h.il  year  end  ��B  De-  ��27  ,i(L*  1.5  711  Plenty of Good Men Enlisted.  Ottawa, January 2.���Tho  list  of officers for the western battalion of the Canadian   Mounted  .Rifles will probably be  announced   tomorrow. Commissioner  Herehmer, who all along has been anxious  for a command in the contingent, has entered into its arrangement with great  /.est, and reports to tho department that  the ranks have already been filled to  maximum strength, til though many applicants are still urging claims to places on  the battalion, for whom it i.-. not likely  there will be room. There Avill be 150  Northwest Mounted Police on the contingent out of a total of 352 in the two  western squadrons.  Newfoundland   Objects to  Modus* Vivendi.  St. John's, Newfoundland, January 2.  ���Tho British government continues in  constant communication with the colonial  ministry over a renewal of the modus  vivendi. The colonial cabinet would like  a mollified arrangement, relieving colonial  fishermen from the .jurisdiction of naval  officers, who now rules the coast as autocrats. The colony holds this reform to  bo an essential preliminary to a renewal  of the measure which expired yestereay.  Thus^far the colony has proved stubborn.  Perseverance Rewarded at Last.  Toronto, January 2.--The election of  IS. Ai Miicdoiuild iis mayor  of Toronto is  s considered a blow to party ism, which figured prominently in  the election,   R. F.  -Chirlie, M.P., being supported by the  Mail and Empire and Ilailam by the  Globf). The successful candidate ran as  an independent.  ^Canadians May be'Sent to. Jamaica.'  Kingston, J arnica, January 2.���A detachment ' of t AY est India regiment  (colored) embarked today to reinforce  the Bermuda garrison. It is thought  that if lihe imperial troops go to South  Africa, Canadian militia will bo sent here  for garrison duty.  Further Success for Pilcher.  Douglass, Cape Colony, January 2.���  Colonel Pilcher lias occupied Douglass,  without opposition and has been received  with enthusiasm by the loyalists.  A Multi-Millionaire Will Fight.  Mr. Harry McAlmont, the well known  sportsman has been ordered to South  Africa with the Warwickshire militia.  WHOLESALE  Butter,  Eggs,  Cheese,  Green  Fruits,  Cured  Parson's  Produce  vOlUpdny    Vegetables  SHIPPERS OF THE EARLY  BREAKFAST BRAND OF EGGS,  Full   slocks   carried   at   Nelson  and  Rossland.    Mail orders solicited.  HALGVON WATER  !S INO UXPERIMBNT.  Tho    medicinal    \alucs   of    HALCYON  WATER  has  heen in oven.  Halcyon Water Is Bottled Properly.  Vernon Street    Thorp�� & Co.  ROYAY SEAL  AND  KOOTENAY BELLE  CIGARS  UNION MADE  kootenay Cigar Mfg. Co-  NKLSON, HK1T1SH COM'MWA  J. A. Sa  11.11,1. AKI> I.UCI' STHI.I i-. Nl l-SON*  Detractors and Builders  WILL DO WELL TO  Buy Their Lumber  AT  G. 0. Buchanan's  A la*go stock of flrst-clnsa dry material on  hand, alt>o it, full line of sash, doors, moulriingn,  turned wort, etc.  Factory Work a Specialty  Yard:   Foot of Hendryx street, Nelson  Telephone, 01    Jo^il   Rae,   AgGflt  H. D.  ASHGRQFT  BLACKSMITH IN G  AND EXPERT  HORSESHOEING  Wagon repairing' promptly attendod to by a  flr.-tt-cl'iafi wheelwright-.  Special attention given to all kinds of ropalr-.  Intf and custom work from onfeido points.  -Shop:   Hall St., between Datcer and Vernon  TO THE ELECTORS OF 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,  brieiiy, 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 aro important to the  people of thin 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 lixed charges can bo  realized, for the city can no more sell  water and light at cost than can the  merchant the commodities iu which he  deals*. -  2. Direct taxation can only be kept  low by limiting tho 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 giaded. Sidewalks should belaid  with some uniformity, and not according  to the different idea'- of different officials.  ���J. Tho steamboat inteiests 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  bo 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.  .*). I am opposed to saloon expansion.  There are already a sufficient number of  places in Nelson at which liquor can be  obtained at retail, and the number should  not be increased until the city has a population of ten thousand.  (5. Public gambling is looked upon as  an evil iu civilized countries, and whilst  gambling cannot be prevented, there is  no good reason Avhy the sound of gambling machinery should equal that from  tho team traffic on our main business  thoroughfares. ~,  7. None but general "bylaws should be  passed, and when passed they should ben  enforced/  8._ Corporations that have secured  franchises from the city should be made  to live up to tho letter and the spirit of  their' agreements: but in adjusting"'  'differences' that may arise there should  not be any, unnecessary friction.  9. The lire department should be efficiently maintained. The best apparatus  should be procured, and the number of  men in the vohuiteet brigade kept at the  maximum,' for without men", mere apparatus would be useless in times of  danger. John Houston.  A FULL UNO?7  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  local and coast.   Flooring   loaal and roast. i  Newel Posts     .    "  - Stair Bail  Mouldings  Shingles  . Rough and  , Dressed Lumber   -  of all kinds.  II'  Willi'  VOL'  tVV.VI" J-.  Kill' I.V,SHX*K  ���  t\ i: Wn.i. mam: ir ran iou  CALL AND GJST PRICES.  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 Aluuicipal Elections.  Briefly stated, my platform is as follows .  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 the  wholesale and other business interests.  T 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 lit 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  forthe 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.  1 am strongly in favor of maintaining  the fire department in a position .of thorough efficiency and would advise the  adoption of modern equipments, including a fire alarm system and the purchase  of a chemical engine, which would effect  a reduction in all fire insurance.  It will be my consistent policy to safeguard the taxpayers against any attempts  on-the part of corporate bodies, carrying  on business in Nelson, to encroach upon  the rights of the citizens.  In my opinion a sufficient amount of  money should be expended upon the  parks of the city so that they Avill pio-  vide 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 and to maintain the public standard  rate .of wages.  I believe that the public schools in Nelson should be tinder the control of the  city,- and that every effort should be  made to establish a high school in our  midst.  -In concluding T wish to say that in the  event,of my election ] will 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 FLETCHER.  A Big Schoonep  m  All Nice Imas Presents  %  LEATHER SMOKING CHAIRS  H   RATTAN SMOKING CHAIRS  5   RATTAN ROCKERS  ^   LADIES' ROCKERS  ^   MUSIC CABINETS  %   SIDE BOARDS  ��   BED ROOM SUITS  fljjj   DINING ROOM SUITS  ljfljf   DINING ROOM TABLES  ^   ENAMELED BEDS  g    LEATHER COUCHES  %   VELOUR COUCHES  %  TAPESTRY COUCHES  ^   HALL ROCKERS  ^   UPHOLSTERED ROCKERS  W   CHEFFONERES  How would  one of those  beautiful  Brass Canopy Top Beds  suit your wife  for her Xmas gift  D, McArthiir & Co.  Tlje Furniture Men  -B  -B  m  m  w  m  ��3?  m-:  m\  \m  #  P. Burns c& Co.  Wholesale and Retail  .  .   .   Dealers in Meats  Head Office at  NELSON, B. C.  OF  BEER OR  HALF-AND-HALF  ALWAYS  IvUKSlI  10c  ALWAYS  COOL  T1j<! be^ tfl.*��-s of liccr to be h.ul in Ne!-on i-,  TllK CLUB HOT El,  SE&ISK-fi4 E. J- CURRAN, Prop.  iVjadden House  B.ikcr nn��l Waul  SticelS, Nulsun  The only hotel 'In Nelson that has remained  under oao management bincd 16D0.  The bod-rooms are well itarnlshel and lighted  by electricity.  1 Tho.bar is always stocked by the host domes'  tic and "mportod liquors and cigars.  TH0MA3 MADDJEN, Propilotor.  NOTICE   OF   ASSIGNMENT.  Purs-miit to "C-ctliloii Trust Deeds Act'  ami  ���uiitimliiiK Acts.  Nome is hcicby given that Thoinns Sldiiloy  nii!iiji!iie,v,s line) John Whistunre !*iUo(k, trntl-  ii'lfiiiKlti!' the (Inn mime of lltiiii'ilnuvs & l*it-  tcick us iiicU-liiinlsouIIiKc'1'htnc.'i. Nelson. Hi it  Mi Colninbin, li.iyo by iluu(lhciuiiiK<Inlu the !.'(li  day of Ili'miilicr, IMltr, |i-.-.1kii(mI ulllheii' ncrsoii.U  I'stute, iMi'iliis.iiifl elicits (IhiUi |i.iilii��!shl[) mill  Viivntc) whioh jn.iy lu>-ntil iimlur evcLimoii nnd  nil riu'lr icnl ost.ilo (both puttiici.sinii mid iniv-  .Uc) to Webster '���'iircmiui Tr.ives of the City of  Nelson, British (���'qluiiiliiii.coiiliiiutoi', in trust us  trustee for i I'lMitoT* (both inn (norslii)) mid jiriv,  ntel fur the |i<ii|iiiM>of disiil button iijiiimgst the  silil tiuiilois iiciMiidlinf to law.  The wild deed of iLssigimii'iil ��,is executed b>  the suijrl Thoiu.is Stanley JImii|)hrej'wand John  \Vhlstit|ii,e I'lit nek and by the rand Webster  I oieinmi Ti'iivi's on the s,ud Wth day of Decern  her, 'JAN.  And fuitliei Ijiku iifilite th.it.i meoliiiL'of (ho  wtid cieditors vwll beheld ut llicoillre of Uiillihel'  & Wil-oti. solicitors, linker siiccl, NcImiii. il. ('..  on I'nd.iy (be Jinrl d.ij of December. lW*t, <it tiie  hour of U->(i��o'cloek in t lie afternoon.  All eredifors.uejrecnuied on oifbefore thc3Cilh  d.ty or December. 1S!I!'. to file then chums with  the Juinlco, duly moved n-]im\id(d b> thesiild  .let ���.(.iIiiik Ihu.uitouiit and untitle 1 hoi oof, the  nliltiru of ati\ M'euuti held bj them ,md the  ch.ii'iielei of li.ibilit} thereof, and the valiuitiou  jil.i I thcipon.  In deluult of llies,nd trustee reccivniB s.itis-  f.ioton moot tliuieoi any ci editor is liable to  h.ii'e his cl.nmb tried,  '      WmsTKil KOKKJ1AN THA VKH.  Trustee.  0 \t r.tni:u& Wnsov. .Saheilois.  D.ited ,-tt Nelson, Ii. ('., this lath dny of Deeein-  bev. A.D.. 18!��.  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. C. TRAVES, Manager  -     OllDEKS BY MAIL RECEIVE CAREFUL AND PROMPT ATTENTION.  Clearance Sale   ~  In order to.reduce my stock of Clothfng and Boots and Shoes  before stock taking I will sell every article in, my store at from  10 to 50, per cent lower than regular prices. This offer holds  good until the 6th day of January, 1900.  ���"TLr  224-226 Baker Street, fioisoq.  THE0   MADS0N  TREMONT HOUSE  AMERICAN  AND  EUROPEAN  PLANS  M  EALS    25     OENTS  i:oo*ms i.icirncn hv. emx-ti-fcitv  AND IfKATKI) 15V hTKASI  '.>.*��� I'KNTS TO $1  321 to 331 Baker Street, Nelson.  COURT   OF   REVISION.   .  NKI>*(���>*  I'lVisiU.V,  AVl'.ST   KOOTKN.lV,  Nritiee is hereby KlVen thnt, u Omul of ituvishm  ,'iuil ;i]i]iv(il under the As-es-meiit (iltd Amend'  jujjf A els will lie held in ihc follmrin<: id.iecs:  At I lie (-i)lirt. Iioiisa: ;il Nelson On VVcdncsdii i-,  (Jie  Kith Jmiiniry, llwiit It,a. in.  ^Vt, lliu ciiurL Iioumi ut ItiiN-lnnd on TliiiR4lur.  tliu Illii J:inuiu-y, I'.KXi at II ft. rn. .   -  AV. J. GOKI'KL.'  Judycof (he Conn ofltvvislon tindlA]ipcal.  QUEEN'S HOTEL  BAKER STREET. NELSON.  Lighted by Electricity and Heat-  .    "���    >ed with Hot Air.  Largo  comfort'iblo  bodroomn and   first-clam  dlniiiK-room. Samplo rooms for commercial men.  RATES $2 PER DAY  rs. E. 0, Clarke, Prop.  Mli;OI'lHI'   Itfll ,Vl.   ildJI.U  I  U.f.'Al:\  Tho flueat hotel  in tho mtorloi.  Sample rooroH.  Sttam heat and  ���oleel.ric llffhs.  Modern In every  icspcsqt.  ^s^^^i. h. d. wm, Mgr.  B. C, HOTEL   ebie, b. c.  Kirat-chiss1 In every ro^peet. Choicest wines,  liquors utid cijjnrs. Every comfort for transient  and resident KUOnta.  HEADQUARTERS FOR UNION MEN.  JUSEI'H ���.'AMHIK1J., J'rovrietor.  ARCHITECTS.  THWART  & CAI{RIE~'uchit3Ct8.   Roomu 7  ���LJ   and 8 Abrrdeim ntock, Ba tnr'bsih. U��lann.  LODGE   MEE-rmOS.  KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS- Nelson Lodge, No,  25 Knights of Pythias, mow in I. O. O.K.  Hall, corner Baker and Kootenny etreota, every  Tuesday o\ oning at 8 o'clock,   visitingr Kui({hta  cordially invited to attend.  T. LILLIE. C. O.      It. Q. JOY. X. of R. & S.  NELSON LODGE, NO, 23, A. F. & A, M.  Moots- eocond Welnosday In each m-inth*  SoJounliiiK brjthron Invited.  NKLS0NL. O. I. No. IC92, nieeU. in'l. O. O. K.  Hall, corner llakcr and KooLenay htreetfi.  1st and 3rd   Friday  of each month.   Vu>itui(j  brother!) cordially invited,  John Tim , \V, M. F. J. Hi: tin r.t, Roc -Sf c.  ���hJKLSON XnilK, Number 32. Fiatornal Order  "*-*    of KaKlc��, meet*, every s-ecojid and fonrtli  ���\Vcdnortdny incach month   in Kratornity Hall  Visitinit brethren welcome.  J. Jiu)s<.,IJre8ideiit. J. K. Witt\, Secretary  I-JLSO.V 311NBRS* UNION NO. ��i,'\V\ F*. of  it.���Meats in iiiIih i-s union lonntii, north-  ea-l i m ii( r \*ii'tnriii nnd Kno'eimy -Heel*, i-wiiy  .���siiruiday eti'iunif ut 8 o'clock. Visitirig Inrni-  hers M'ciuoiiio.  J \nr- Wii ki s, Sec'y.    Cii i-. A. M'cK.tV. Prcu.  Till; iLKiiJ.u- inei'fiiiKs of ihcl'.irpciiloi'n' Union  iil��' held on Wetlnesiliij- eteninjf ti! eucti  Meek, nt 7 o'i'lut |>. in the .Mintirs I nlon lusll Ci��i"-  ie r Victor!.! .Mil ICuiHinnji  slieet-.  I!. IIDUINMIX, Pu-Mdeiit.   .IAMKm CMLMNf?. Sueriilury.  DISSOLUTION   NOTICE.  Xotli e is liM'1'h.t Kit I'll thiitVe the lim!i>i-.|j,'np<i  forincily 1'iiir) iiltf tin tjil>-iiiess ns Saloon ICue-i<  cis m the City of \el-on l'i J ho I'lotinee of Hnt-  i��ll Colluiilii.i, under (he tlriu nunie-nnd s|y|c ol  .lolinson .V sniilh. h.it e this d.it by luuUnd con-  k nt dis-nlted the sine! 'iiutncr-hij), 'I lie slid  biisine-i tiillhe eontliiiicil b} llie lindulsi^iied,  Itobeil K, .-until, ��lni Mill |j,iv .ill out-tundinn  liihilities of llu: s,iul ilrin .md to whom all ik-  loiintj- din, ihc -.ild liimrn-" jinjiible to.  Hilled nl NcIsvhi, U. 1'.. thi- ifid dnj of Dccom-  lur. lS'tt  A. N. JOHNSON,  N\ ltnes.-: U*. A. (.mm I n:it.  Ii. K. S.MITH.  NOTICE.  Tiie Hriti-.li Coliunbia Southern tlalltta) Coin-  ii.i��\ imII ��i>i''> t<> the luili.tmoiit uf Ciiiuida (it  iLsiiuM si ���ion foi mi ucl authorizing tho company to i'Jiiiplotcr.il .ui.t lime before the end of  Hit! yen* l!li)l, it-ti ostein section n- licsctlbud in  the tiGt ot I he -aid p.ulinincut (tXIfil Victoria.  (liapler 'M) und a bi.iucli line fiom a point on its  iiuiin lino.it or ue.u tlie folks Of Michel <iuek,  tlii'iKo !>j M.ij of Mu.in I eieek to M.ii tin neck  .uid for oilier purpo-c-  H\   oidel   of the ho.nd  If  I'AAll'UKLL OSWALD, Sccietaij.  Moiitical, 17thNot cmht'i', Ib'fJ.  NOTICE  TO   CONTRACTOItS.  Soalud tenders will be received by the undor-  si>?m>(l until VI o'clock noon, Wednesday, J'uiiu-  .ir> ."nl. I'.ino. fur the erect ion of a tiro-story tvarc-  liniise and cold stor.nje bnildlni; on froiit slrevt,  fui'.l. Y. (!i itlin i: Co. l/jtvu-i or any tendui' not  iiece-siirily iiecontcd.  KVVART .V CAISRIK. Architects.  Dissolution of Copartnership.  The liiirtiK't-nhipbetween I>r. I). Luilau and Dr.  Alex. Forin hiu* been dl-solved, tiio disaoJutioji  to ditto from fDci-cmber 1st, 1899. All debts due  ilie linn are payable to Dr. D. Daliftu, und lie  will pay all dclils of tho linn.  Dinted Nelson, December 1st, IffiW. THE TRIBUNE: NELSON, B.C., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3, 1900  A DIRECT IMPORTATION OF  HAIR   BRUSHES BATH BRUSHES TOOTH  BRUSHES  NAIL  BRUSHES       MILITARY  HAIR  BRUSHES  THESE GOODS WE  OFFER AT  VERY  LOW  PRICES.  .F.Teetzel&Go.  men with power will probably meet today to go into the subject. F. Burnett,  manager of the Nelson-Coke & Gas Company, will appear before" the committee,  which consists of alderman Beer, Kirk-  patrick and Fletcher, to give information regarding his company's facilities  for supplying power in the shape of gas  engines.  George "YV. Hughes, manager of the  Idaho Mines, in the Slocan, is back from  a trip to Montreal. He says that the  Idaho mine could not be well started up  now, even if the dispute between the  men ami the owners was settled, as the  road to the miue is blocked with snow.  ^^xTimi^s  'y  K--  NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY YOUR CHRISTMAS GIFTS.  TIES  TIES      TIES       TIES       TIES      TIES      TIES,  LOCAL NEWS IN BRIEF.  ii  Wo have a magnificent range of these goods in Puff's, Handkerchiefs, and Flowing ends, in all the very  latest, colors and patterns, right from the best Canadian and American nunkets, and at prices that  defy competition.  SILK HANDKERCHIEFS  SILK HANDKERCHIEFS  The very finest qualities, in while and colored, with initialed corners, at the very lowest prices.  GLOVES  GLOVES  GLOVES  GLOVES  GLOVES  SKK OUR SPECIAL LINES AT SI.   IT'S A TREAT.  UNDERWEAR  UNDERWEAR  UNDERWEAR  Great assortment of these goods direct from the manufacturers, including Wright's Famous Health  I'raml in llccce lined. Call and sec them and get prices. Von will bo convinced that they are second  to none. We also have a largo stock of clothing, boots sliocs. and everything else that men require,  which wo arc selling at special rod need prices durini  best bargains in tho very best and latest goods ever i  luring the holiday  ��� displayed in Nelson.  Come and get your share of the  J. A-  GILKER,  Tl]e  Furnisher.  213-21.*.   BAKER   STREET.  I  M-  If.  la  It  NEW   YEAR'S   GREETING.  wish every one of my patrons  a prosperous New Year.  JACOB DOVER, Jeweler.  le  K  COMFORTABLE  FOOTWEAR  SMALL SHOES for lIUIe clml" .  STRONG SHOES '��-*-��--*���*-�����--  STYLISH SHOES ">r "*filUlors  DAINTY SHOES "��lilUo]^Wa  their mothers  ELEGANT SHOES for  Wo stand li.u'k of our .Shoe  1'"*  Ut:  \s c stand i),u<K or our nnou"  hey nru rmido in -.ncli a way. from Midi ntnck,.(liat there is no n-souse for anything but Katisfaction  We hate a larger stock than .ton. usually sue itiul lower prices foi tho ��nmo fliiaiity  than you. ever run m;ioss  Shoes lo lit nil foot, iu-'-tjIos to will.every fancy', at prices mowed down to a minimum,  eelands' Shoe Emporium  IJAKKIt STREET, NELSON  J-kSK YOUR GROCER FOR THE CELEBRATED  Oats  The Best thatttMoney can Stiy.  Take no Other  Manufactuied by the Bnickroaix-Jver SfiHtng Co., Ltd.       Victoria, Vancouver, Westminster, Edmonton, NelBon.  FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE  NELSON CIGAR CO.  If you would enjoy  a fresh and tlMfimsA  smoke doa t fcrycl the  Ctbajret keeps Ili em ,--.,  'jBwwrfelsr.,;  m%  The Nelson rifle company will parade  tomorrow night for the first time in their  new. quarters in the Lawrence Hardware  Company's old warehouse at the rear of  St. Paul's church. The new drill hall is  centrally located, and when fitted up will  make comfortable headquarters for the  local militia enthusiasts. The orders for  tomorrow night call for squad drill.  H. Wright has forwarded his c report of  the vital statistics in the Nelson district  as follows: For the six months commencing June 30th, deaths 97, births 40, marriages 48.  Thirteen pairs of stones have been received by the curling club. The new  stones are an exceptionally fine lot.  C. W. Riley, late superintendent of the  Athabasca mine, will not go to Calgary  to join the second Canadian contingent.  Mr. Riley proved to be too heavy for  mounted infantry work. \  Miss Palmer's kindergarten opened for  the winter term yesterday mornings at  the schoolroom of St. Saviour's church.  A large number of children were; in  attendance.  ��� ' i*  E. N. Murphy, mining recorder at  Kuskanook, was among the New Year's  visitors to Nelson.  Two mechanics' liens have been filed  against the Wobbler mineral claim  situated near Erie. The- property* is  owned by G. S. Mabee of Spokane.. '    *  Tho finances . of the Mansion - house  smoker are almost straightened1 out, and  the,fund will be swelled by a contribution , from' Nelson of about -$800. The  directors of the opera house are to nicet  today and will probably grant a rebate  in the1' rent of  entertainment. .  the  building- for   ilia  Tho special committee of the city conm-  cil to deal with the question of allowing  the West Kootenay Power Company to  supply various business and professional  " i       _J__  ANNOUNCEMENT,  To TIIK El.KCTOltS ov the Wkst Ward :  In compliance with the request of a large number of  citizens, I have consented to offer myself aifa candidate  foi alderman in tho West -ward. If elected I snail do my  utmost to protect and further the interests of the city.  Owing to unavoidable circumstances I shall not be in  Nclron during election week, and consequently will be  unable to make a thorough personal canvass. Hoping  to receive your support, I remain, Yours Obediently,  __ A. FKRLANB,  NOTICE.  To tiii: .Klkctoks ok the East Waud:  A large number of electors of the southern half of the.  Kast, Ward have requested mo to come forward as a  candidate for alderman in tiie East Ward. I, have consented to do so. If elected an alderman I shall endeavor  to serve the city to tho best of my ability in that  capacity. I hope lo receive your support. Yours  sincerely, , J. A.-IRVING.  Slave Your Dollars  ��� By Buying your good"1 from us all this  s weak and we will save you dollars.  Your"  ' '   * special attention is called to our large  iinHorlitient of men's,  boy's,  and child-  i en's clothing, furnishings and shoes.  Magistrate.Crease held a session of the  small debts court today. Only one case  came up for trial, and this was postponed  to Friday.  HOTEL ARRIVALS.  At the Phair.���W. Weyl, Paris,  France; J. E. Saucier, H. E. McDonald,  Rossland; P. Donnelly, R. Hamilton, Vancouver; T. McWilliam, G. O. Foss, W. F.  Tye, J. D. Sullivan, J. W. Stewart, rTrail;  T. Reid, Victoria: J. Ralston, Kamloops;  F, H. Smith, Winnipeg; H. H. Boomer, J.  Jordan, Spokane; T. J. Winslow, Toronto; Mrs. McGuigan and children, Mrs.  Tomlinspu, Montreal.  At the Hume.���William Brydson, Toronto;   D.   K.   Mallison,   Toronto;   E. E.  Knowles, Spokane; D. W. Paine, Boston;  William R. Ross and wife, Fort Steele;  W. N. T. Peard, Medicine Hat. '  At the Grand Central.���R. D. Es-  . mond, Spokane; T. B. Breniner, Yinir; T.  Lenihan, Granite.  , At the Madden.���G.  Gormley, Slocan  City; P. F. Jaynes, J. Brooks^ E.  Grant,  Vancouver.  At the Tremont.���A. Matheson, K.  Campbell, Lardo; R. H. Bunze, D. McDowell.  At the Royal.���Walter E. Segs-  worth, Poorman mine; G. G. Griffin, Canada Powder Company; W. G. Boyd, Ross-,  land. '.  At the Queen's.���A. P. Blandyy Nelson; J. T. Roberts, Fernie; 0. F. Broad-:  hurst, Rossland; Miss Hay, Spokane.  At   the   Club.���D.   Hill,  Granite;   J.  O'Keefe, Spokane;  R. Wood, Brooklyn;.  H. Stevens, Moyie.  At the Silver King.���H. H. Dancey,  Robsou; M. T. Roberts, Roberts. ���  BUSINESS   MENTION.  Lost.���Between   corner   of   Josephine  and Silicia and P. Burns store on B.ikcr street a Honiton  lace handkerchief. Finder will be rewarded on returning to Tribune office. ',  Typewriter wanted���Must be well recommended and proficient. Apply to Taylor & Hun-  iiington, Barristers.  Wanted���Dining-room girl and chambermaid.  Apply at Quecii's'Hotcl, Nelson.  Wanted���A girl for  Ymir. ���   Call on  Mrs. Mathews, on Silica street, four, doors east of the  English church.  Lost.���A tobacco bag containing five  810 bills. Supposed to have been lost on Baker street on  Christinas. 1 he finder will be rewarded by returning  same to tho Tribune office.  Wanted���Porter.   At Phair hotel.  For rent���Five-roomed house, also furnishings in same house for sale. For terms Apply  Cabinet Cigar Co,  Christmas  and New  Years Gifts  AT GREATLY  REDUCED PRICES.  tovesl  toves!  "-WW  WE HAVE THE FINEST LINE OF  Coal Heaters  ever displayed:in kootenay district  SOLE AGENTS FOR THE FAMOUS  Cole's Hot Blast Heater  Our claims for this heater is that it is adapted  to an/ kind of coal, CROW'S NEST, LETH-  BRIDGE, or ANTHRACITE, burning all kinds equally well. Not requiring the  attention of an ordinary coal heaters Economical, durable and simple in construction.   See our Steel Ranges for hard and soft coal or wood.  H. Bvers & Co.  NELSON KASLO SANDON  WE HAVE STOVES  But while we are waiting for the cold weather we'  would draw your attention to our line of  NICKLED   COPPER 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  LAWRENCE   HARDWARE   CO.  We wish you one and all  A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year  Kirkpatrick & Wilson  QUALITY THE BEST/  PRICES THE LOWEST  Tinker Street,  Opposite Qucon's Hotel.  SHOWN & 0&  Men and Young Men  Do not spend every evening of the week in  nonrcli of iiiiniscnient, but give a little time to  yotirown uooiul and mental improvement.  NIGHT CLASSES  Kor ull grades of scholars will bo opened at  the BuniricsH College,  Victoria Htrccl on January 3rd, 1900.  Avail yourselves of this opportunity.  RATTRAY & MERRILL  Will optin her  Kindergarten and  primary, school in  THE ENGLISH  CHURCH school  room On tho 2nd of January, 1900, For remitt and  all particular!- apply to MISS PALMER,  At residence of Mra. J. R. Robertson, Baker  Street West.  NOTICE  tO.  CONffB&CTQBg,  Staled tenders will be received by the ucderEiig&ed  until 12 o'clock noon Friday. January 5Uj, for tiie orec-  Ua�� of atomic warehouse tta Front stwset for Measm,  aowart**,,-----?    ���..����� .xwAter/mcmxsiK AJtSSSS*^  Nothing more appropriate  for a present than a nice  Fur Coat, Muff, Cape, or  Cap. :  A large assortment,, of  ladies' Silk Blouses "for  Xmas trade. We ha\ee a  few fancy blouses to clear  at 80 cents.  ��� ��  A large Assortment  of ladies' anil Gent's  ilk Handkerchiefs  A few children's coats  to clear at $1.50.  We are going out of  ladies' and childrens' footwear, and are selling the  balance at cost.  See our $8 and $10  Mens' suits.  THANKING.  QUE many Customers for their liberal patron- -.-  age during the past year, and asking for a con-  tinuance of the same during the coming, we  wish you one and all a Happy and Prosperous  . NEW YEAR  ���  ��  ���  Bakes- Street,  Nelson,  M. DesBrisay & do,  Removal  Notice  We beg to announce to our many patrons that we have removed to  our new quarters in the Houston Block, the big increase in the  volume of our business forcing us to seek larger premises. Thank-  the people for the patronage accorded us in the past, in anticipation  of an increase of- this custom in the future, we remain, theirs to  command in all lines of groceries.  Houston Block, Baker siseeb  ARRIVED IN NELSON  160 ftHJN�� wtastd.  ���'/��� Will rent bouse, aUUe, and betinery. Suitable ifor  drajr bwdmais. Iteat g*& per montSi, AppHy lo 7. ft  lMfaaH%��3i)tori�� stow* Kdtwn. ��.<;......  Including Segraia'u 2, 4, and 7 year old Rye in Barrels.     Goodcrliiup & Worts' Eye in Cases.  :. Sea^nrs Star, "SJHye and WWte Wheat Wjiieky in Cases,     Walker's Club Rye iii Cases.  A, 38. GRAY. Kooteiwjr Agent  B��� F, aJTHET ���& GO;���  ���if:/'  �����..-������

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