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 DAILY  EDITION   BY  MAIL  FIVE  DOLLARS A YEAR  WEEKLY EDITION  SY MAIL  TWO  DOLLARS A YEAR  EIGHTH YEAR.  ���NELSON:  THURSDAY MORNING DECEMBER 6  1900  PRICE FIVE CENTS  \*<  FIRE DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATION  Committee   Considers   the   Charge   That  Thompson Was Negligent.  Fire   Chief  ADJOURNMENT  IS  GRANTED TILL  FRIDAY AFTERNOON  The special committee appointed  to investigate the charges preferred  by mayor Houston against W. J.  Thompson, the suspended chief of  the fire department, met in the  police court yesterdaj' .afternoon.  The three members of the committee  ���Aldermen Arthur, Hall and Irvine  ���were present, the former acting  as chairman.  Upwards of an hour was spent in  the examination of Mr. Thompson,  by ninyor Houston, upon   the  first  charge, neglect of duty, and an adjournment   till   Friday    afternoon  was taken before the second charge,  that of certifying to incorrect payrolls, was taken up.     In connection  with    this    charge,   however,   the  mayor said what he would endeavor  to bring out was that the   chief  did    not    exercise    due    care    before certifying to the payroll of the  department, that the names of men  were allowed to go on the payroll  as attending practices ol* drills who  really did not attend.    He said he  did not  wish the members of  the  committee or the general public to  entertain any incorrect views as to  tlie nature of this charge.    He had  not charged   any official crookedness, but he maintained that in certifying  to  the   payrolls  the  chief  had not examined them to find out  i��.the men  whose names  appeared  on  them had  practiced.     ft was  after this explanation  that  mayor  Houston asked for an' adjournment  in order that the witnesses he desired to call might be notified.  Alderman Irvine opposed the suggestion   that an  adjournment   be  ���granted, saying that he did not consider it necessary.  Mayor Houston suggested that  .alderman Irvine make ��a formal  motion to this effect, if such were  his views, but this alderman Irvine  declined to do.  Alderman Arthur took a reasonable view of the application for an  adjournment. _and at the suggestion of the mayor the committe adjourned till Friday afternoon at 3  o'clock.  As the committee has not yet  completed the taking of evidence,  comment upon its weight is as yet  premature, but it is no doubt permissible to say that in view of. it  many persons will have to revise  their opinions as to the jurisdiction  of the mayor in matters pertaining  to the fire department. Not only  has the mayor jurisdiction with re-  =speet4o-the chief=of=the department^  but he also has the power to accept  or reject each and every member of  the volunteer department. This is  a right which so far the mayor has  not exercised, though did he care  to do so he would have the bylaw  of the council as his warrant for so  procaeding.  In answer to the interrogations  of mayor Houston Mr. Thompson  said ho had been appointed chief of  the fire brigade in December, 1897,  and that lie had from time to time  received other appointments from  the council. His other appointments were enumerated as sanitary  inspector, water commissioner,  which he had held for eighteen  months, building inspector, fire inspector and firo warden.  Mayor Houston���As water commissioner you have charge of the  water works system to the extent  of seeing that everything is- all  right. About the 21*th of May last  year you were notified that the  city reservoir was empty. Part of  your duties was to see that the  reservoir was kept full ?  Mr. Thompson���Yes.  Mayor Houston���Who first notified you that the reservoir was  empty?  Mr. Thompson���In the first place  I was notified by one of the teamsters.  Mayor Houston ��� Well, I sent  down word from the station. In  case of a fire then where would the  city have been at'.  Mr. Thompson���It would have  been in pretty hard shape.  Mayor Houston���Between the 5th  and 10th of September the reservoir, waa again empty-  recollect  reservoir  me you  duty   to  Mr. Thompson���1 cannot recollect  it now.  Mayor   Houston���Yon  the time I  told  you  tlie  was empty, and you  told  did not think it was your  look after the reservoir ?  Mr. Thompson���Yes ; I confess it  was practically empty.  Mayor Houston���There was only  a foot or so of water in it. In case  of a fire breaking out at that time  where would the eity have been at?  <* Mr. Thompson���We would have  been in bad shape.  Mayor Houston���As fire inspector  or building inspector I suppose you  have under the bylaw   Mr. Thompson, interrupting���I  never had a copy of that bylaw  from the city council, or notified  that the bylaws were changed and  given my duties. The council  passed bylaws and never notified  me.  Mayor Houston���Section S of  the bylaw calls*for certain inspections. Did you make such inspections?  Mr. Thompson ��� I have made inspections.  Mayor Houston���Then you acted  under the provisions of the bylaw?  Mr. Thompson���I knew it was ray  duty under the old bylaw.  Mayor Houston���Did you report  every three months?  Mr. Thompson���Yes; there were  my quarterly reports of fires.  Mayor Houston���Have you ever  inspected the business portion of  the city as to its condition in case  of fire?  Mr. Thompson���I have.  Mayor Houston-r-What . is the  condition of block". 3 in regard to  stove-pipes running through roofs of  buildings? Are there any stovepipes running through'roofs in that  block?  ' Mr. Thompson���There are; but I  had no bylaw to bring them up  under.  Mayor Houston���This block would  be regarded as a dangerous one if a  fire broke out ?  Mr. Thompson���Yes.  Mayor Houston ��� Have you  inspected block 4?  Mr. Thompson���I do not know  where that block is.  Mayor Houston���The next block  east from block 3.  Mr. Thompson���I do  whether there are any  running through roofs in that block  or not.  Mayor Houston���What condition  is block GO in ?   Mr.JThompsoii���Ldo not know.   Mayor Houston���Which do you  consider the most dangerous block  in tlie wholesale portion of the city  in case a fire should break out?  Mr. Thompson ��� The block in  which the sawmill is.  Mayor Houston���That is block  72. What is the condition of block  72? How many stovepipes do you  know of there that aro running  through roofs contrary to the  bylaw ?  Mr. Thompson  three or four.  Mayor Houston���Are there not  as many as twenty?  Mr. Thompson���Not that I know  of.  Mayor Houston��� JIow is it in  block 73?  Mr. Thompson���There are no  stove pipes on this side of the track,  but across the track there are.  There are none on the eity side.  Mayor Houston���These blocks  are all in the city limits, and all  along the track you can see stove  pipes running through the roofs,  and if there are stove pipes in these  blocks contrary to the bylaw, as I  claim there are, you have neglected  your duties.  Mr. Thompson���T could not prosecute because I could not enforce the  bylaws.  Mayor Houston���Did you ever  get such an opinion from the city  solicitor?  Mr. Thompson���-The city solicitor  backed me up.  Mayor Houston���That was last  year, was it not ? Since then the  city has had a bylaw (No. 74)  which has never been attacked in  the courts.  not know  stovepipes  -There might be  Mr. Thompson���I have never had  a copy of that bylaw. They would  not let me take it out of the eity  offices.  Mayor Houston���Yon could have  looked over the bylaw and copied  out the sections covering your  duties, and if you had attended to  your duties you Avould have looked  after these stove pipe violations of  the bylaw. If I mistake not this  very bylaw has been amended upon  your recommendation.  Mr. Thompson���There were one  or two things which I asked to have  put in.  Mayor Houston���Then you must  have been familiar with the bylaw.  Mr. Thompson���I asked them to  put in two clauses, one respecting  the dumping of ashes and the other  respecting the lighting of fires on  the streets.  Mayor Houston���That would go  to show that at least you had read  the bylaw?  Mr. Thompson���1 read the old  bylaw.  Mayor Houston���Have you any  duties that you know of with ro-  spect to the storage of powder, coal  oil or gasoline in the city limits?  Mr. Thompson���I know something about what they carry.  Mayor Houston���Do you even  know the number of places in the  city that handle powder, eoal oil,  gasoline and naptha? Do you  know how much they have stored ?  You should know all these things.  You are the one official the city  looks to protect it from fires. - You  should not expect the mayor or any  member of the city council to call  your attention to-those things. It  is you who should call the attention  of the mayor and council to violations of the bylaw.  Mr. Thompson���1 have called  attention to such matters, but  when this bylaw went through 1  never was notified.  The phase of the present  difficulty, in which the mayor  is represented as interfering  with the work of the fire department, was then taken up.  The mayor asked Mr. Thompson  whether he was familiar with subsection "A" of section 21 of the fire  bylaw, and the. latter replied- that  he was not. The mayor then ex-*  plained that the section in question  set out that the men composing the  fire brigade were required to be  appointed by the mayor and chief-of  the brigade. . That in short a man  could not belong to the brigade  who was not acceptable to both  the mayor and chief.  Mr. Thompson���We were never  notified of.that.  Mayor Houston���Youhave never  yet consulted me with respect to  the membership of the brigade;  yet I have not interfered with you.  Mr. Thompson���No; I just put the  names of the new men in.  Mayor Houston���You see that;  under the bylaw in force the mayor  and yourself, really appoint the  men. -Now as mayor have I interfered with your duties?  Mr. Thompson���No; only lately.  When I put in a petition to increase  =the=bri gade=to=eigh teen=men ,=you=  told me I could not do it and to  exercise strict economy.  Mayor Houston���Now when I  was exercising my right under the  bylaw for the first time; when I  told you that the city was running behind and that the department would have to be run economical you did not take it with a  very good grace ?  Mr. Thompson���I said 1 would instruct the men.  Mayor Houston���What have the  men to do with it?  Mr. Thompson���Tiie men have  everything to do with it, and when  they were told that the practice  alarms would be rung by the mayor  they said they would quit.  Mayor Houston���As chief of the  department,why did you not report  that to the council?  Mr. Thompson���I asked them to  stay, and they said they would until they saw what the council would  do about it.  . Mayor Houston���That then is tin-  way in whieh the brigade has been  run, without respect to the bylaws  of the council governing it. Its  members do hot; recognize the  mayor's authority as defined by the  bylaw.  Mi*. Thompson ��� The brigade  recogni/.es the council.  Mayor Houston���When you desired leave of absence to do assessment work on Forty-nine creek you  recognized the mayor as the head  of the department, but when I  asked you to exercise economy you  did not so regard my authority ?  Mr. Thompson���I said all right;  aud you went away.  Mayor Houston ��� When I told  Honors for Roberts.  Durban, December 5.���Lord  Roberts, who has arrived here, was  accorded a tumultuous reception.  Members of the Irish Association  dragged his carriage to the town  hall. The streets were profusely  decorated and crowded to suffocation.  you that for the future I would  send in the��������� practice alarms you  kuew that I.had done that before;  yet as chief of the brigade you  allow the men to go. to the council  in the hope of overriding my authority ?  Mr. Thompson���Tho men are not  under my '"control except at a  fire.  Mayor .-/.Houston ��� Are they not  under your control in the fire hall ?  How many of them sleep there ?  Mr. Thompson--���Eight.  Mayor Houston ��� And  you  say  you   have   no control  over'  these  men ? , '���  Mr. Thompson ��� My opinion is  that they have a right to to go the  city council if they think they  have a grievance.  Mayor Houston���ODon't you think  it would have been proper for them  to have reported any grievance  through their chief ?  Mr. Thompson���-I think the men  had a right to go to the council.  Mayor Mouston---Their grievance  was over practice runs.  Mr. Thompson���When 1 joined  the brigade the men were assured  one practie run per week.  Mayor Houston���There never  was any such assurance. The understanding was , that the men  should, get $10 per month. If  there Avere.not sufficient alarms to  make $10 they were to get practice  drills-to make it up. ...The payrolls  do not establish ,any such conten-.  tion as a regular weekly practice.  In December, 1898,.there were but  two practices aiid twp alarms.  Alderman Hall here raised .an objection to citing any payrolls other  than for the present year. His objection was echoed by alderman  Irvine, who said ^he would move  that the committee should not entertain any charges, outside, of the  present. year... '   ���  ���Mayor-. Houston11-explained   that  there was - not any charge outside  of the present year, and  upon  the  chairman   expressing   the   opinion  that   reference   to the payroll  in  question could do no harm, the   investigation continued.    Taking up  January, 1899, the mayor showed  that there had been but four, alarms  and two practices. In the following  month there was but onealarmand  one practice.   For   the   month  of  March   there   were three   alarms  and three practices; for the month  of April two alarms and three practices.     Then came the month  of  May, when the brigade was training  for the sports at New Denver, there  was an alarm and five practices, at  a cost of $257.50.    For  the month  of June there were three practices  and no alarms.     For   .July there  were four practices and one alarm;  for the month of August four drills  and no alarms; for September three  alarms and one practice;   for November    three   alarms   and    two  drills ; and for December two drills  and two alarms.    For   January of  the   present year   there  were  six  alarms and three practices at a cost  of $227.50". February three alarms  and      three      practices;     March  two   alarms   and   two   practices?  April four alarms and three drills.  Then^ame^Mayfwith^the^Greeu*-"  wood  celebration, four alarms and  four   practices;   June with   three  fires and  two practices; July with  four  fires and four drills; August  with the same number.   Then came  September with  four alarms and  four practices at a cost of $300,  when the council decided to curtail  expenses; and  October with three  alarms and one practice.  Mayor Houston���These .payrolls  go to show that there :has been no  such tiling as a regular weekly  practice drill.  Mi*. Thompson���If the weather  was bad the boys did not go out.  Mayor Houston tp Mr. Thompson  ���Do you know how much the volunteers have drawn from the city  during the past ten months of the  present year?  Mr. Thompson���No.  Mayor Houston���Well, they have  drawn $2115.50 for the ten months  as against $1790.50 for the twelve  months of the previous year. This  does not look as if the rights and  privileges of the department had  been interfered with by the mayor.  At this stage the mayor explained  the nature of the second chargo  which he had preferred against Mr.  Thompson, after which an adjournment was taken till Friday .afternoon.  PIECE-MEAL REPORTS NOT  WANTED   BY    A  THE   CITY  MAJORITY  COUNCIL.  OF  Aldermen   Arthur,   Hall  and   Irvine  Over-Anxious to Reinstate the  Suspended Chief.  BUDGET OF JEWS PROM KLONDIKE  Extremely Cold Weather in the North and Many Idle  Men in Dawson City.  NEWS ITEMS FROM PROVINCIAL AND DOMINION SOURCES  Victoria,    December    '5.  An adjourned meeting of the city  council was held last night. Those  present were: Mayor Houston,  and aldermen Arthur, Hall, Irvine,  McKillop, Morrison, and Wilson.  The special committee appointed j  to investigate the charges preferred j oaten by wolves,  against W. .1. Thompson, suspended  chief of the fire   department,  reported as follows :  NiixRON, U. C, December :">! li, 1900.  The Mayor and Alderman of the City of Nel-  ~ The members of your special  The  steamer Amur, arriving this afternoon, had news of two unknown  men found frozen on the trail at  the head of Pelly river. The bodies  looked as  though   they had  been  son���Gentlem-m:  o mimittee appointed to investigate the charges  preferred by the mayor against W. J. Thompson,  as chief of the lire department, bag leave to report, as follows:  .   1.   Neglect of duty.  As water commissioner, Mr. Thou'pxon was  chui'tjcd with having allowed the reservoir to be-  cume empty on May 33th and again in September  of thin year. Mr. Thompson answered he had no  jurisdiction bayond the citylimlts.  As building inspector, Mr. Thompson ' was  charged with neglect of duty, iu not causing tho  removal of stove pipes that pass through roofs  in several b.ocks iu the eastern portion of the  city und along Uie water front. In answer Sir.  Thompson contended, that from the beginning of  ���the jeai- until September there-was no bylaw  under which to proscoi'to: and that he never received aco-ij-oi HylawaVo. 71, although he had  ���asked for It, He further contended that a number of the buildings on the water front are beyond his jurisdiction.  In tho opinion of your commit iec, the charge of  neglect of duty is not susl-vined.  Charge.   _.   Certifying to incorrect payrolls.  The mayor specified that I he-charge is one of  allowing men's names to appear on the payrolls  at practices which I hey did not attend in person.  The mayor was not prepared to produce evidence  and askedan adjournment until Friday, tho 7th  instant. We, therefore, ask an extension of timo  in which to complete our report.  E. O. ARTHUR.  WILLIAM IRVINE.  GKORGK A. B. IIAl/L.  The members making the report  wanted the report adopted at once,  but aldermen Wilson and Morrison  agreed that the council should not  consider tiny piece-meal reports,  and this view was .coincided in,.by  alderman McKillop. Fin.illy,. the  committee was granted further  time in whicli"to make a" complete  report. _  Alderman Hall then brought up  the question of-whether the mayor  had a right to take a month in  whicli to veto a resolution passed  by the council, and argued 'that he  had no such right. The mayor  suggested that the point be referred to the city solicitor for a  written opinion, so that some definite line could be followed in the  future.  Alderman Hall replied that there  was no need of asking the  city solicitor for an opinion  on such questions; that the  members of the council were quite  capable of deciding such points for  themselves. The mayor retorted  that.alderman Hall had taken, that  view at the early stage of his term  in office, and after spending over-  $200 of the city's money on the  famous JbylawiJbhat_curtailed__the_  con-  The  Grand  powers of the mayor, had a piece  of paper that was worthless.  Alderman Hall���Well, the city  solicitor drafted it.  Mayor Houston���It is strange  that if he drafted it, lie afterwards  gutted it completely.  Alderman Hall, seconded by  alderman Arthur, moved that the  report of the special committee appointed by the resolution that the  mayor claimed he had the right to  veto, be at once considered by the  council. On the motion being put,  all the aldermen except alderman  Morrison voted aye, and it was  declared carried.  Alderman Hall then moved that,  the report of the committee be  adopted, and the motion was  seconded by alderman Arthur. As  the report was locked up in the  safe, and the city clerk was at home  indisposed, the report could not be  got at. Tt was decided to adopt it,  however, and take chances, all the  aldermen voting aye.  As W. J. .'Thompson- could not  well be reinstated until a final report was received from the special  committee, the council adjourned  till Monday night next.  Another Battle.  London*, December 5.-  The wfii-  following  office has received tho  from lord Kitchener, dated Bloem  fonteiu, December 5th: General  Knox re-engaged Dewet near Bethu-  lie on the Smithfield road yesterday.  He drove the enemy from all their  positions before dark, when they  retreated northwards. Colonel Pil-  cher assisted by a turning movement on Knox's left."  The    smallpox    victim    is  valescent at White   Horse,  epidemic   is   decreasing at  Forks.  Eighteen sacks of mail came out  from Dawson. The carriers say  the city is crowded with idle men.  A dispatclfto Sk.igway papers on  November 27th from Dawson tells  of the trial of O'Brien and damaging evidence against him. The  police are on the trail of Brum, an  accomplice, who has gone Lo  Tanana.  The steamer Eldorado waa caught  in the ice and it is feared will be  crushed.  Six automobiles  which   were  in-*  tended to give express  service between   Dawson  and   White  Horse  are stalled   in   the   ice  near  Hell  Gate.  Peter McDonald, a pioneer of Selkirk, died November 27 th there.  Starling B. Higgins of San . Francisco, the wealthiest man on the  Gold Run, died November 2Cth.  Weather was cold on the trail on  the 10th. Fifty-nine. beloAv at  Selwyn.  A rich strike is reported on Yellow river, 300 miles from Holy  Cross Mission, Yukon. Two Swedes  are said to have brought.out $34,-  000. There were only, twelve men  in the district and all did well. '"  There arrived on the steamer  Amur the first contingent of Daw-  sonitcs to reach this city since  winter sealed Yukon waterways.  They left the Klondike Mecca on  the 10th of last month and had  difficulty to tramp out to the coast,  the weather having been extremely  cold on the trip and travel most  arduous. Before Selkirk was lefc  behind the thermometer fell to 50  degrees below zero, while it was 43  below when White Horse was  reached. Prior to this cold snap  the several rivers had not frozen  over firmly and in consequence the  transportation companies had not  got their sleds to work in time for  the party to take advantage of the  service.  t A. .Ti Morris reports that the first  mail fi'om the interior since closing  of navigation, leaving Dawson No-  =vem be r-9 th-p ai*r i -ved=at-Wh i te-H6rse=  before he left in a bad condition,  resulting from frequent immersions.  Of eighteen sacks, received twelve  were so wet that they had to be  dried before distributed. Some  bags were frozen still and had to  be thawed ont. Addresses on some  were almost illegible. Contained  in the mail from Dawson were  ���.many letters which reported that  the city was overcrowded-with idle  men, who were willing to work for  their bread. Some skilled laborers  were still paid onedollar per hour,  but the prevailing wages were $3 a  day and board. Men who formerly  worked on pack trains for $10 a day  and board now recoive $3 a day, as  this is all the freighters can afford  to pay.  The Eve of Battle.  Vancouver, December 5.���[Special to The Tribune].���With two  monster torchlight processions,  each with one thousand men in lino  and marching iu opposite directions  ou the same streets, tlie Liberals  and Conservatives wound up their  campaign tonight. At Garden's  meeting speeches were delivered by  mayor Garden, sir Charles Tupper,  T. Mayne Daly and F. O. Cotton.  The greatest enthusiasm prevailed  at tho meeting, which was jammed  to the doors, many being unable to  obtain admittance. Anti-mon-  golian sentiments formed the text  for the Conservative speeches.  The Liberals also held a largely  attended meeting at which the  principal attraction was Ralph  Smith. His presence here on the  eve of battle is said to have brought  back to  the Liberal Labor ranks  many union   men   who   had  deter-  -  mined to vote for Garden. Speeches *  were also made by G.  R.  Maxwell  and George Powell of Victoria.  Will Found.  Victoria, December 5.���The will  of Thadeus Harper, once a wealthy,  rancher and mine owner of British  Columbia,  California, Nevada and  '  Mexico was found here. Harper was  kicked in the head by a horse,  lost  his reason and   then   his   fortune,  dying penniless. The will was made-^  in Ontario 26 years ago.    He leaves  $175,000'   bequests     to    brothers,  nieces and nephews. His old f i iends ._  believe he had some personal property, but where it is they cannot _  say.   Judge   J.  H.  Moore   of San"  Jose  and  John  Sankey,  of Sutter  county,   California,   are named as <-  trustees  for  the property   in" the'  States.  New Appointments.  Victoria, December 5.���J. McB.  Smith,   auditor-general,   lias   been  appointed deputy  minister  of- fin-,  ance, vice the late Alfred Flett.   ".1.  A.    Anderson,     auditor,   becomes  auditor-general, aud II. A. S. Morley-  becomes auditor.    S. HI. Odell, who '  recently returned from  Africa, has ."  been appointei clerk in the finance,  department, vice Morley.  Will Build Schooners.        . - ''  _      �� -***���  "Victoria, December  5.���A 'com-:  pany   is being  organized  heie ,to"  build a fleet of lumber schooners to~~*  secure the  bonus   to be offered by  *  the provincial'govern ment. -   "  *>*  Enthusiastic For McKane  KA-*air,ooPS;-December 5.���[Special  to The.Tribune'.]������McKane's men in  great spirits here:--: Will give about  ohe'hundred majority in Kamloops  alone.     Cariboo and Lillooet in the  \  north, Ashcroft and all points west; <  are   more   enthusiastic   than    has -.  ever been known before. '_  New Steamship Line.  Montreal,   December    5.���Cap-,  tain Montague Yates, who will  be-  remembered in connection with the  steamship  Gaspe,  is in   town  aud*  announces that on the 1st of May a -  firm of Liverpool. and  Manchester  shipowners,   backed    by    London  capital, will put on a line of steamships between Dalhousie and Chatham,  New Brunswick, and  Liverpool and Manchester.    This line'is  intended principally to develop the  pulp business.  The Canadian Census.  Ottawa, December 5.���Census  commissioner Blue expects to have  the census schedules ready shortly.  The census will probably be taken  during the first week in April and  polling sub-divisions for electiou  purposes will probably be used as  census districts.  Made a Cardinal.  Montreal, December .".���La  Presse publishes a special dispatch  from Ottawa saying monseignenr  Duhamel has been made a cardinal.  Have Boers Cornered.  London', December 5.���A London  news agency publishes a dispatch  from Pretoria saying that fighting  has been going on for four days at  Bronkhorst Spruit east of Pretoria ;  that commandants Viljoen and  Erasmus, with 2500 Boers, are now  surrounded and that SO Boeis  have boon killed. At the war  office this dispatch is characterized as belated information  regarding events covered in the official dispatches from lord Kitcheuer,  dated Bloemfontein, November 30th,  although the statement that the  Boers were surrounded is not supported officially.  Providence Gets It.  i-uovioUNCio, Rhode Island, December 5.���The annual meeting of  the Eastern league at the Narra-  gausett hotel . today brought together quite a number of baseball  men. The championship of 1900  was formally awarded to the  Providence club. Several communications contesting games were  received. 2-  THT8 TtttBIJNE:  NELSON  B. C  TRUltSDAY  t)]_C.l_MB__R 8 1900  a"'*-*-'  ^ ������__'' 'If'__���__. _m'__i'fS_<^^ >--,*��,-S,-S'--1>'-:g,-?S'-^:-S,^,-:a^'^   t  i_.��tpflt:^C-*afr!8P*a_?a*5-��S'**^:?:        ���P*^-?"^-5^iT��-_B!3s'TB^v55fc\S  ,f ,, "XVI  HUDSON'S BAY  COMPANY  lis  it)  ti  ti  ti  ti  ti  ti  ti  ti  ti  ti  ti  ti  ti  ti IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE WITHIN THE NEXTti  $ FEW DA YS ONE OF OUR }__  ti " w  ti  INCORPORATED 1670.  ti  ti  ti  ti  ti  ti  ti  ti  ti  ti  ti  ti  ti  ti  iti  ti  ti  ti  ti  ti  ti  to  to  to  to  to  JJJ DON'T THINK YOU HA VE BEEN NEGLECTED f\\  ���&-9&_f3&2*3i93*6t:._*;*rei*Gt-Si. 'to  to  ti  ti  ti  &  ti  ti  ti  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  Your  the  name has been overlooked unintcntially in me ��|  h\ Nelson Directory, that's the reason. But there is no;Jj|\  f}\ reason why you should not have one. We have lols*-(ijV  to to spare, and they are yours for the asking". to  XMAS   HAMPERS  ARE  WINNERS (I.  to OUR  to  PRICES  $5.00  $10.00.  TELEPHONE  *S_;fl_. __�����_.-  '���aBP��P^-N*V  ��he -QErttnme*  ftfT,>milll.lllllT-TTrmTTTlIl��HIIlrTrTTrYTTTIT  NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS.  ���From and after October 1st, all  subscribers to the. Daily, Tribune  who are ��� served >by; carrier will  be required to pay their subscriptions weekly to the carrier.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES.  Weekly,; by .carrier .  Monthly, by carrier  Three Months, by oarrier  -Six Months, by'oarrier  .  One Year,- by carrier  .9  - 85  1 00  2 60  S 00  10-00  __Q__C*_X___Z_CX  i*a_x*aiirti*______t  Aulay "Morrison, M. P.-elect  from .New Westminster, in his  speech at the opera house last  night explained the Drummond  County railway deal to the entire  satisfaction of the .Liberals who  heard him. Now that the-campaign  has closed7tlie~business of^lns^dhy  trict will run along smoothly,;no  matter which of the three candidates is. elected.  It is impossible for the Miner,  under its present editors, to be fair  in referring to any act of mayor  Houston's/This is clearly shown  by its'misrepresentations regarding  the meetingT of   the special0 committee   that   is investigating   the  charges-preferred by mayor Hous-  ton against the suspended chief of  the fire department.   It says  that  the mayor crawfished and did not  attend   the meeting of   the  committee.    At   10 -o'clock yesterday  morning alderman Arthur notified  the mayor that there -would be a  meeting   of   the  committee at  11  o'clock.   T'Jie^nayor replied .that it  would; be .-:impossible   for liim  to.  attend-at that'hour, and suggested  that   the   meeting -be   held - at 3  o'clock.     Alderman Arthur agreed  to that time, and-lie, and the mayor  were on hand promptly on  time.  The Miner is senseless  in its unscrupulous fight against the mayor.  Ralph Smith's Position.  IMitor Tribune: Telegraphic ��� dispatches having been published in  both daily papers in this city to  the effect that Mr. Smith in his address at 'Revelstoke last Saturday  evening,-although ostensibly speaking iu the interests of Mr. Foley, J  delivered   a  straight  Grit speech j  and that the workingmen of that  community were very much disgruntled thereat, and since both  the Liberal and Conservative . parties are using the false argument  in certain quarters to cause a deflection in Mr. Foley's vote on election day; kindly-grant me sufficient  space to give to these campaign  canards, obviously emanating from  a Conservative source, a most emphatic and -unequivocal denial.  Permit, rae to say that in the person of Ralph Smith I not only recognize a political ally, but also a  personal friend of many years'  standing and a man whose confidence 1 believe ~ I enjoy to  probably a greater extent .than  any individual in Yale-Cariboo constituency. More than  this, I have been in regular correspondence with that , gentleman  since the inception of the Dominion campaign, up to the, present  time and-therefore know his views  -���pretty^clearly npon^politics^gener-  ;ally, and.upon .the .present; contest  also;now being waged in this district.  These, untruthful  reports are on  a.par with the-false -statements of  'Hon. Clarke 'Wallace to the .effect  that Mr.  Puttee and   Mr.  Smith,  labor  members   elect,   are   simply  creatures of ;the ^government and  are evidently intended to -accom-  ���plish-the dual purpose  of injuring  these-mehiin the eyes of their  fel-  * low-workmen-audi at the same-time  cause dissension -among -the  ranks  : of .'Mr. Foley's-supporters.   To those  who attach much value- and weight  to the opinions of Ralph Smith per-  ;mit me to say-ho is sincerely desirous of seeing the election of Mr,  Foley   an   accomplished    fact   on  Thursday evening next.     Just as  soon as a convention met and nominated    a     candidate    to   succeed  him       in       our       local      legislature     Mr.     Smith     hastened     to  -place his services at the-disposal of  ���Foley's -campaign   committee -and  ���has   since performed -yeoman service for the Labor party in Kamloops,'Revelstoke, Yale and  other  towns in the-western-part of this  -constituency.   Mr.'Smith was elec-  -ted as an independent Labor candidate and   stands upon   the same  platform of principles as does -can-  didateFoleyin this campaign,their  interests   are   identical   and   it is  simply an*insult to a man  of Mr.  Smith's well-known-integrity to insinuate that'his 'sympathies lie in  ���any other direction   than that of  candidate Foley in this campaign.  -But a word in conclusion  to workingmen and- other friends of Mr.  Foley.    Do not   pay the slightest  -attention to any campaign ^canards  that are usually sprung upon -the  .people on the eve of election. Stand  by Foley, who has conducted his  campaign in a clean and lipright  manner. -Stand-by-Koley.-who appeals to you to support tlio platform of progressive principles  whicli he advocates. Stand by  Foley who will not only safeguard  the interests of the working classes,  but will, if honored by his election,  use that eloquence and ability  which to a marked degree he possesses in protecting and promoting  the general interests of his constituents.  James Wii.ks,  Presidont    Canadian    District Association .Western Federation of  Miners.  IN THE FETTERS OF HYMEN  Wright-McLeod.  Two pretty weddings were celebrated at St. Saviour's church yesterday. At high noon Harry  Wright, mining irecorder for  the district, was united in marriage  to Miss Jennie MeLeod, one of the  city's fairest daughters. The church  was handsomely decorated for the  happy event with evergreens, bolly,  carnations and ��� white : ribbon. On  the stroke.of 12 o'clock the bridal  party -'appeared before the ���'���altar.  The bride was charmingly attired  in a white satin gown with- chiffon  trimmings and n tulle veil, and carried carnations. She leaned on the  arm of her brother, Harry MeLeod,  and was accompanied by her. sister,  Mrs.-Herbert Irvine,-who also wore  white satin with chiffon trimmings.  The groom-was supported by Herbert Irvine. Rev. H. S. Akehurst  officiated and the music was .contributed by Miss McConnon. Fred  Irvine, Perry Wright and ��� doctors  McLennan* and Stoddart acted as  ushers. After-the .ceremony a reception was held in -honor of the  nuptials. Mr. and^Mrs. Wright-left  in the evening for Rossland en route  to Spokane. They will return to ���  the cityshortly and take up their  residence at the home of the bride's  mother.    McLennan-Gallop.  A   couple   of   hours    later    St.  Saviour's  church again  resounded  to   the   strains   of    the   wedding  march.   The contracting partiesat  the-second happy event were -captain Alexander McLennan- - of ��� the  C. P. R.  steamer Nelson and Miss  Flora  Gallop,  daughter  of   J.  W.  Gallop of -Balfour.   The bride was  given away by Dr. D. LaBau and  was-accompanied by Miss Hembroff  of   Kaslo.     The   groomsman   was  captain L. H. Eraser of the steamer  Kokanee.     The   bride   was   most  attractively     gowned     in   -white  broche   satin, enriched   with   lace  and daintily trimmed with "chiffon.  The bodice and sleeves were hand  embroidered     and    draped   - with  point d'alencon lace, Avhile a chatelaine'of orange - blossoms "fell "(from  the waist to'the hem.    The costume  was completed by a silk tulle Areil  fastened with  a   handsome -pearl  and  diamond pin,  and  the- bride  carried a white prayer book.    Miss  Hembroff wore  point d'spri   over  white silk and a hat of chiffon and-  ostrich tips,-carryinga -bouquet'Of  white     chrysanthemums. -The  guests^were entertainedi-atiasrec-ip-t  tion in the Hotel Phair after-the  ceremony.    The bride was -the  recipient of a .large nuniber of* wedding gifts:________   Death of a -Noted Litterateur.  New York, December 5.���A  cable dispatch to the Brooklyn  : Eagle1 from'Rome,-says: Mrs. Saber  Sage -Richardson, dramatist, poet,  literary critic and translater, fdied"  -in this city today. She was the  widow of -the late Dean -Abbot  Richardson, newspaperman and  author, and long time a correspondent of the New York Tribune  in the civil war and after the war  editor of * that jmper.  REILEY & B_N0Y  {SUCCKSSORS  TO  H. I>. AS1ICHOFT)  to  to  to  to  m  IjxxixrniTxxiiixi zxzzszxrxxxxz: i;;  H ' M  ii    Holiday  ii -Novelties  |1   Arriving Daily.     |ji  tsilil-tlliiiliiiiuiii-ii-in-tiziif  _iixiri:axi*-r  F-RED IRVINE & CO.  The new Straight  A Front Corset. We B  jj have them. j)  tlzz*:zxxzxxi-cix:zzixiizi_r:i*cxixx���  Merchandise has its place in the preparations for ?fche .JX-mas season.   The .attractiveness 1  of the goods to be found in all our departments will make brisk selling for the next three weeks."'  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  m  to  to  to  to  to  to  !     '.-���                                                 i  |         CHRISTMAS   DOLLS  FURS  WINTER GLOVES  !        Our new line of dolls is now  on display.    While the quality  is of the highest, the price is  so modestly low  that you will  be surprised at the size of the  doll you can get for a dollar or  two.   Jointed dolls, kid-bodied  dolls, new French-shape dolls,  blonde dolIsv brunette dolls, 9  to 27 inches ; 35c to $8.50  The great: demand  for furs  this season was recognized by  us very early���in time to mal.c  selections  when   they were at  their best.     Whatever Lthere is  for ladies to wear, made of fur,  will   be   found  in   this department at very low prices.  and Mittens in great variety.  The very latest style in gloves  is thesuede, castor and mocha.  These gloves are nice for cold  ,   weathers   as   they   are   much  warmer than dressed kid.   AVe  carry these lines in black, mole,  tans and greys,     $1:25 to j$2  0  HANDREtfCHIEFS  EIDERDOWN COMFORTS  You lose most of your handkerchiefs,   the   laundries   wear  out theprest, and your handkerchief case  needs constant: filling.    We have them from 5c  to $7.50 each.  The   cold   snap' which   we  have just experienced suggests  -what we may expect when the  winter  sets   in   in earnest,   so  get your comforts now and be  'ready.     Prices, $1.50  to-$25  SILK WAISTS  Nothing* but the  finest taffeta, liberty satins and  liberty  silks, from     <$3.50 to $15  -     ���  .               1  Fzrzzrzzzzxxzzzzzzzzxzz-zzzzzxzzz:  Sole .agents Ij  for Butterick |j  -Patterns |.  tzr_r_zxzxzxzzxxrzixzzzxixz_zzzrn  I-"* I  JZZZXXZIZZZXZJZIZZZZXZZZZZZZXXXZXZ*  j] Special care taken B  tj in filling all   mail h  ���   g orders. &  H M  ttxrxixisixsxixxiixsizxrxxrxxixxxil  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  X^_0 ____��� ____.i-___.   ____> .___- "**_,_'  T^%��."-4_^f'^_^~'m00'i00f"0^-m'00' ���__^ * t____,**____ ���-__?-��� 0^~00*i*00^"0^-*0^*-00 ��� ���"___��� __S_*__5s*i___'___^".l_B*4**,**^'>t-***__^* ���**^*1* ____v___. ____*___*>.__S_v___.'____.^*^-0w  *^^-*'.^^*-�� *^^-a*a^^*'^^4r^k-��� ^^'*a^t ��� *c_l-a*^^..^_^r.*g_r.j^_tL-.^_^.^_^ *^_>*'*V^ �� * j_0 ' ^^"00 *'00?'f00 *I00*.*00>'100' 00 ' 00* ^0 ' ^0' ^0 ' ^0*.^0 ' ^���1 *^  321 to 331 -Baker Street, Nelson"  American ar*d European' Plans.  MEALS  CENTS  ROOMS LIGHTED BY ELRCTRICITY  AND HEATJBD.BYr ST3SAM  25 CENTS .TO. *1  QUEEN'S HOTEL  BAKER STREET. NELSON.  Lighted by Electricity and Heated with Hot "Air.  Large comfortable ���-bedrooms = and  flrab-olasa  dlulug-room.' Sampleroomaforconimeroial.moii.  RATES $2 PER DAY  NELSON  SAW & PLANING MILLS  Limited.  ^_���_���_._M______W t-'-  We are^prepared to Furnish  by..Rail, Barge or Teams  DIMENSION LUMBER.  ROUGH and DRESSED LUMBER  LOCAL and COAST CEILING  LOCAL and COAST FLOORING  DOUBLE DRESSED COAST' CEDAR  RUSTIC, SHIPLAP, STEPPING  PINE and CEDAR CASINGS  DOOR-JAMBS, WINDOW, STILES  TURNED WORK, BAND-SAWING  BRACKETS, NEWEL POSTS  TURNED VERANDA POSTS  STORE FRONTS  DOORS, WINDOWS and GLASS.  Get Our Prices -before  -purchasing* elsewhere.  OFFICE: CORNER HALL AND FRONT STREETS.  FACTORY: HALL STREET, C. P. R. CROSSING.   MILLS: HALL STREET WHARF  IV|rs. E. C. Clarke, IVop.  LATK of Tmc koyal hot_l;oa_oaby  Njadden House  ! Baker and -Ward  Utreeh), Nelaon  The onlj hotel In j Nelson-that has remained  uuder one managemer.tiBluoe 1890.  The Isasd-rooins aro well furnished: and llghbed  .bjr^eleot-lolty.  " ThebarlH-alwaya stocked by the beat dome-  Uo and lmported-Ilquora and cigars.  THO**atABMADDENa Proprietor.  SLOGAN .iUNRTIONtlOTEL  J. H.-MoMANOS.aMftnaerer  Sh^iis & Go.  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers in Meats  Hkad Office at  NELSON, B. O.  BLACKSMITHS   AND    WOOD   WORKERS  EXPERT HORSESHOEINC.  Special allcntion j-iven lo all kinds of repairing  and custom work from -outside points. -Heavy  bolts made to order on short notice.  ��� Bar stocked with best bronda of wines, liquors,  and- Olgars. rBeer on;:dran_hb.; 'Ifa-ge.-oomfarb-  abl�� roftmo.    Vlriili-ol��iJwa tmhtn-tioftmi.  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  'Coffee Roasters arid -Dealers in  Tea and 'Coffee.  TEACHER   WANTED.  Koi* Vinir Public School. Duties to commence  on the 2nd January, 1901; 'Applications to be ad  dressed to W. 1). FORRESTEI",  Seorotary Ymir School Board, Ymir,"II. C.  Ymir. H. C, December 4th, 1900.  _A._   EIT^S'T^-HI-A.-Pl  Contracting- Painters, Decorators,- Paperhangars.  'Full lino of wall paper, mouldings.ieto,   Kalso-  nilnlng and Tin ting.   Striotly^'flrst'Claas-work.  Eatimatos furnished.  iResidence Mill Stroet, rMBT- CAM   :R rP  Ouposlte School Honse   ��I_1ji_iV_,I,  Dm \j.  _______.���__ _  ODAIUaES PAKKKB-rMinlng and milling engineer.   Turner-Roa-flkK Block." nakar-gtireeli,  Nelnon.  Fresh  roasted .coll'eo���.ot.-tho-best quality nt  the following prices:  .lava-and Arabian'Hoeha; per-pound. .'.;:.$    40  .Iava-.aiid-Mocha:Hlcnd,.'3^pounds ;...   1 00  Fine.Santos, i pounds    1 00  Santos, Blend, "_<pounds.,.-..:    1 00  Oui' Special Blond, f'.ponnils....'.  i IH>  Our Rico ltoost, IJ pbuuds    1 00  A trial order h olieited.- SalesroonP two doors  eastrot Oddfellows', block. West.Baker atreet.  ~~      iNOTIOE.     ~~  ���-tbssland.'B,C'November 9th,* 1(100.  To F.B.SAUanuitv:  Notice is herebygiven. thatl, AVllliamGrifllths,  intend' to *61aim -the- interesta.in'-the .following  . named f minerals claims .formerly.lield, byr F. H.  Salisbury, on which he lias neglected to'pay his  v8hare of the expenses of-' the annual assessment  work.   To wit:  A one-half (J) intorest in tho "Bunker IJill"  mineral claim.  A one half (J) interest in tho "Si*Uivan"mineral  claim.  A one-half (i) interostin the '.'Fidelity'' mineral  .claim.  All the adjoining claims, - ituated on I he west  -fork of-the-north-fork of Salmon rivor, in the  Nelson Mining Division,  -This action is taken undor Section 11 of Chapter 45, of the sl-ituies of 18!*!l and- amendments of  ���WOO. \\rILIaTA*\I:B. 'i'OWNSRND.  Agent for William Grffllths.  Markets at --Nelson,  Rossland, -Trail,  Easlo,yYxair, "Sandon, vgilverton, r,Ne*t\  Denver, "Revelstoke, Ferguson >Grand Forkfl, GroenMrood, ;G��acade>Oitj-- Mid  ���way, and Vancouver.  Mail-Orders Promptly Forwarded  West Kootenay fcidfeer Co.  AlaL KINDS OF1 .  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOfcKSALM AND RETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  .Baker,Street, Nelson E.   C.   TlUVESy Maila^ger  nwnwRH Rv-*wAT''wm^'tlir*rni nAPT**a*TTra avn'onnvrp'  ��'l,,l,a7'.V^*rnW  WHOLESALE TRADE  DERATED AND MINERAL WATERS.  qiHORPK & CO., LIMITED.���Cornor Vernon  ���*��� and Cedar stroets, Nelson, manufacturers  ���of and wholesale.dealers in��� on-ated waters and  fruit syrups. Sole agents for Halcyon Springs  mineral water.   Telephone 60.  ASSAYERS'. SUPPLIES.  WF. TKKTZEL & CO.���Corner .Baker - and  ��� Josephino streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers in assayers supplies. Agents for Doi*,*,"*r  Fire Clay Co. of Denver. Colorado.       _       v-'  COMMISSION MERCHANTS.  HJ. EVANS & CO.-Baker street, Nelson  ��� ' wholesale dealers in -liquors, cigars  cement, Are brick, and fire clay, water pipe^and  steel rails, and general commission merchants.  ELECTRICAL   SUPPLIES.  KOOTENAY ELECTRIC SUPPLY & CON-  SlTtUCTION COMPANY���Wholesale deal-  ers in telephones, annunciators, bells,- batteries,  fixtures, etc., Houston bloc)*:, Nelsou.  FLOUR AND FEED.  BRACEMAN - KER MILLING COMPANY  ���Cereals, Flour, Grain, Hay. Straight or  mixed cars shipped to all Kootenay' Points.  Grain elevators at all principal points on Calgary-  Edmonton R. R. Mills at Victoria, New west,  minster, and Edmonton, Alberta.  TAYLOR FEED & PRODUCE CO.-Baker  -street, Nelson (George F. Motion's old  stand). Flour, Feed, Grain, Hay and Produce.  Car lots a specialty. Correspondence solicited.  Phone 20.  FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  P  -BURNS fc   CO.���Baker  street),   Nelson,  ���   wholesale dealers In freehand oured meats.  Coldfltorago.  GROCERIES.   ,  A MACDONALD & CO.-Corner Front and  ��� HaU streets, wholesale -grocers and  "obbers in blankets, gloves, mitts, boots, rubbers,  mackinaws and miners' sundries.  TT-OOTENAY SUPPLY  grocers.  COMPANY,   LIMI-  JOHN CHOLDITCH & CO.-Front street. Nel-  non. wholesale srrocers.  iBon, .wholesale.grocers.  T   Y..GRIFFIN & CO.  �����   wholesale   dealors  meats, buttorandeggs.  -Front street, Nelson,  in  provisions,   oured  HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.  HBYERS & CO.���Corner Baker and Josephine  ���   streets, 'Nelson,- wholesale dealers In hard-  ware and. mining supplios.  Powder Co.       ���  Agents for Giant  f OR MI.L PLANTING  Home-grown-Fruit and Ornamental Trees, Roses, Shrubs,  ��ines and /Bulbs-���80,000 to select- from.   'Address  M. J. HENRY. Vancouver, -B. C.  C. W. West & Go.  COAL!      WOOD!  $6.15  Hard Coal  Anthracite  H. D. ASH0ROFT  BLACKSIVIITHING  ANDvE-XPERT  HORSESHOEING  ^ARCHITECTS.  ���gjWART &  CARMK-Architects.    blooms 7  aud 8 Aberdeon block. Baker street), Nelson.  Wagon repairing, promprij-, at)W>j^��it to t>y a  ��� BrHt-claas wheelwright.  Special iat)tentlon-glven:tx* all kinds P.f. rer**-'-*-  . Ing and custom .work, from outside -poU'.ts.  :8hniai''Hall Pfi.i-hunwtapn-Balrfii- and'^rtrnon.  ��.  & GO.  BRBWKRS AND -OtTUCKa OK*  FINE LAGER/BEER, ALE  AND-PORTER  'Prompt) and- regular  dellwy to the tndg  Brewery atHelson  Crow's Nest  Coal  U"E311aI'V__l_=:i"E3__)  $9.65  AGENTS .IMPERIAL OIL COMI^ANY, In*i).  No order can he accepted unless accompanied  by ea.sh.    Ofllce:   Corner of-Hall  and Baker Streets.,  T: AWItENCE  J-��  Baker St..  HARDWARE    COMPANY  _.._..      .. Nelson,"' wholosale 'dealers In  hardware and -mining supplies, and water aud  plumbers' supplies.  TELEPHONE 33.  Lethbridge Gait Coal  The beat value for-the;.money- In:theimarket.  for all purposes.  tkrmb cash     W. P.. Ti-BMST. General A��ent  Tfilnnhono 147.    Oflrlna- -wlfih O. D. J. OKHsMa.  _B�� Q.  and Transfer Go*  Bagsago and* express moved to��ny part of the  cii.y..- Special attention given to heavy teamlnpr.  Onice withtho'Nelson-Wine Co.;,'Bakcrstreet.  GEO. *1<". -MOTION,-'Mftiiager.  Telephone 03.  LIQU0RS= AND-DRY GOODS.  TURNER,/BEETON. &. CO.-Corner Vornon  and Josephine streets, Nelson, wholesale  doalers iu liquors, olgars and dry goods. Agents  for *Pabst-Brewing Co. of Milwaukee and Cal  gary Brewing Co. of Calgary.  POWDER, CAPS AND "FUSE.  HAMILTON POWDER COMPANY-Baker  street. Nelson, manufacturers of dynamite,  'sporting,' stumping-and block 'blasting-powders,  wholesale dealers In caps and fuse, and electric  blasting apparatus.  SASH AND DOORS.  NELSON SAW AND PLANING MILLS.  LIMITED���Corner Front and Hall streets,  NelHon, manufacturers of and wholesale dealers  In baHh and doors; all kinds of factory work made  to order. * ���       ���-    ;           WINES AND CIGARS.  CALIFORNIA    WINE   COMPANY,    LIMI-  TED���Corner Front and'Hall -streets, Nelson, wholesale doalers In wines, (case and bulk.  and rtnm��*ali,(*." and  lmniwlia*i*,.'n"la"l*.r��-  LAND   NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given, ��� that Sixty days after  date I intend to apply to the gold -commissioner  for a lease on crown lands, situate in*West" Kootenay district,-about ten miles "from-the'city of  -Kaslo, in a northerly direction, consisting of 1K0  acres of unoccupied crown lands.'coinmencingat  a post marked C. P. L., thence north omthe-lake  front 80 chains, thence west 20 chains, thenco  south 80 chains, thence east 20 chains-to place  and post of- commencement.  C. P. LOUDIN.  DR. ALEXANDER  FORIN  OFFICE AND RESIDENCE  Silica   street, between 'Ward and  .Tosephihe.streetB.  elephone ISO. V ^  PHE MiMMlr;��_LSO_N   B. G THUiiSDAY, DKdEMBER 0 1900  ������-*--*'--r-- ���������  t-rW  Bill OP IftNTBEAL  CAPITAL, all paid up....$*_$,-00,000.00  BB8T    7.000,000.00  IvONDIVIDHD PROFITS       427,180.80  Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal ...Presidont  Hon. UGorge A. Drununond Vice-President  K. S. Olonston General Manager  NKLSON BRANCH  Corner Baker and Kootenay Streets.  A. H.-BUCHANAN, Manager.  Branches in London (England) New York,  Chicago, and all the principal cities in Canada.  -Buy .and-sell Sterling Exchange and Cable  Transfers.  Grant Commercial and Travelors' Credits,  available in any part of the world.  Drafts Issued, Collections Mode, Eto.  Saving's Bank Branch  CUWKKN- -RATE OK'INTBMKST PATD.  THEY   VISIT   PARLIAMENT  OTTER'S CONTINGENT RECEIVE A  ROYAL  WELCOME.  Chamberlain Personally Conducted the  Veterans Through the'House, Explaining Objects of-Interest  ..tv  I'-ONOON, Hcc-ember 5. ��� Today  was parliamentary day with Otter's  contingent. Ifc was lull of tlie  deepest interest for Canadians. At  the entrance of the^ house of parliament the contingent was received  by a <deputy sergeant-at-arms in  state. The soldiers were conducted  to historic Westminster Hall, where  Howard Vincent, M. P., mounted  the steps and explained the memorable scenes in British history enacted there.  Chamberlain's arrival cut explanations short. Otter called for  three cheers for Chamberlain,  which were given with a will.  Chamberlain, after introductions,  said he felt deeply the honor, and  added in effect: "We- all feel the  keenest appreciation of your splendid patriotism in coming to help  the mother country at -the time of  a great national crisis. Reports of  '<V��IU' doings from the seat- of war  'filled all with pride, but not alone  do we value your material support.  Of almost equal-advantage and importance was your moral support,  . because it taught the world <*it  large that at any. great national  crisis the empire presents a united  front to any and all'foes. We can  rely upon that in the future as in  the past, and in the name of the  house of commons I bid you a cordial-welcome."    (Loud cheers).  Gilbert Parker ��� was present and  many other members. Edward  Blake was .absent.,  Chamberlain personally conducted the . contingent through the  corridors of the house, commenting on "the statnets of William Pitt, ' -Edmund Burke and  others and explaining the mode of  procedure in the most genial and  friendly way. At the entrance to  the house of lords the Canadians  were met by three ex-governoi*s���  Lansdowne, earl Aberdeen and -the  duke of-Argyle���and by Strathcona,  the duke of Rutland, lord Tweed-  mouth and others. The Canadians  were seated on each side of the-  ���***16l'd'"-*cliKiTcellor^^^  cordial speeches by Lansdowne and  . Aberdeen. Otter replied,-.;making  the first speech any Canadian layman ever made in the gilded  chamber.  "We were perfectly delighted,"  said lord Lansdowne to a friend.  "We are very proud.of these men."  "This is overwhelming," said colonel Otter. "It comes next to a  reception by the queen herself."   ���  Officers of'the contingent lunched  with the1 duke aud duchess of Ar-  gyle at Kensington palace. Tomorrow the Canadians will visit  Brighton as guests of the government for a little sea air after their  ceaseless junketings.  The-White Bear Strike.  Rossland, December 5.���The following authoritative statement was  made today by the management of  the White Bear in relation to the  recent-find on that property : The  diamond-drilling was finished on  Tuesday night. It has been both  satisfactory and successful, inasmuch as'/rapid progress was made  and two orey bodies located. The  drilling was made from the north  crosscut on the 350-foot level. The  fi rst: Ore body was found after  about "sixty feet of drilling. It is  two feet wide and the ore is almost  sold pyrrhotite. The second ore  body was located after the drilling  had progressed for a distance of  200 feet. -The second ore" body is  ten feet wide and of the same character as the first ledge found.  The assays obtained are of a  satisfactory character. There are  no reasonable doubts that either  one-n-'bothare the western* ex-ten-  "THE BA-NK0F  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  NELSON  Is now prepared to issue Drafts'and  Letters of Credit on Skaguay, U. S.,  Atlin, B. C, and Dawson City,* N. W. T.  sion of the Le Roi veins. A contract will be let tomorrow for 100  feet of drifting and crosscutting  The north crosscut will be continued  until the veins are encountered,  and the veins will be drifted on.  The management expects to be  ablt to nuiKO trial shipments by  tho first of February, as both veins  will havo been reached by that  time. The management has great  confidence in the property 'and  states that am pie funds are in the  -treasury for the prosecution of the  development work.  An Agreement Reached.  Washington, Deenmber f>.��� The  state department has been informed that the foreign ministers  at Pekin yesterday reached an  agreement which was submitted to  the home offices. Secretary Hay  today cabled Mr. Conger authorizing him to sign the agreement on  behalf of the United .States government, ft is difficult to gather details of the understanding at this  time. However, it is known that  in the two important issues that  were still open, namely, those relating to punishment and indem-  nity.-the views of the United States  government h.ave prevailed. As to  punishment, they are to be the  severest that can. be inflicted by  the Chinese government. As to  indemnity, tho Chinese government  formally admits liability and the  matter is to be left for future negotiations. It is understood that  on the other points the French provision has formed the basis of  agreement.  A FULL LINE OF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish   *  local and coast).  Flooring  local and coast).  -.,.; Newel Posts  Stair iSail  Mouldings  Shingles  Bough and  Dressed Lumber  'of-all kinds.  ��� IF WHAT YOU WANTIB-NOTIN STOCK  -WK-VIL- MAKE IT FOR -OU  CALL AND GST PRICES  Imperial Bank of Canada  -HEAD  OFFICE. TORONTO.  Capital Authorized &&JS0O.OOO  Capital Paid up ^2^8,603  Rest ^S1p8O,000  1). H. Wllkio,Ooiieral Msnajter.  K. Hay.'Insijeoter.  Nelson Branch���Burns''Block*,'"'"2-H'"__er 8treet  J. M. _iAY-.'*Mana��Cw  ���_�����������������__,____._,________,aiM_M^i_iMfl^^��____(  TORONTO   STOCK-EXCHANGE.  12  !)  8!  .IS  1  18  1  18  ;-i:"> (jll  22  WHDNKSDAY'S   QUOTATIONS.  stock. A<*ked.  Athabasca S *_ 01- ���  B. O. Ooid Fields  3i  Black Tail   Brandon & Golden Crown   Canadian GoldHolds Syndicate.  Cariboo (MuKiuney)   Cariboo Hydraulic   Centre 8Uu-    (.'row's No-it, Pans Coal     Doer Trail Consolldat i-d   Kvonlng Star   Falrvlew Corporal ion  '-'A  I'oldou Slur  a  01.nl.  :u  Ia-on Mask  :.)  JImlilaiuo 8  King     7  ICnoT) Hill :         .'-3  ���laono l'lne-Burprlrio Consolidated.. S  Monte Ohrlsloj  21  Montreal & London   Morning Olory   Morrison   Noble Five   North Star   Novell/   Old Ironsides   Olive ,  Payne   ��� Prfncoss Aland   Itamblei'-Curllmo Consolidated .  Republic   Slocan Soveiolgn   Virtue   War Eagle Consolidated   Waterloo   White-Hear   Wliiiii|ii!K   -Ala"*****.  500 ("olden Slur   .100      " *'        fiOO Hammond lleef   fifitM) ** **      2100 While Hear   7 J  :ij-  ft-!ii  ���������'*  0.'.'  v>  78  :i  '.'iii  u*_  7  28  I 01'  :s  :<  t  Bid.  I 4 50  22  !)  a  73  ���    I'l  1   .:���)  I 40  S3 00  <M  .s~  21-  ��� ���a.  2  20  ���   4  ;���  43 ���  4  53  <)4  . U  :��'  Iii  an  :*S  :<  ��� ���.���  1 (HI  0u  Surpassing  Display in  Tall Suiting's  All the fashionable creations  In Fall'and Winter wear are  included in my last consignment of Scotch and Irish  Serges, Tweeds and Worsteds, and  Fancy Trouserings  J. A. Say ward  HALL AND LARS STREETS, NKLSON  Porto Rico Lumber Go.  (LIMITED)  CORNER OF  HKNDRYX AND VERNON STRKKTS  Rough and  Dressed^^  Lumber  Shingles  Mouldings  A-1 White Pine Lumber Always in  StocK-  We .carry .a..complete, stock, of  Ocast Flooring, Ceiling, Inside Finish, Turned Work,0 Sash, and Doors.  Special order * work will 'receive  prompt attention.  Porto Rico Lumber Co. Ltd.  THB  BEST"  ST. LOUIS LAGER  To be had wholesale at Nelson.  % P.fiithet��&Co.rLt*l.  VICTORIA,  B. C.  A.  B.  GRAY, Baker   Street,   Nelson  Kootenay Agent.  E. Skinner  Neolands' Building, Baker Street.  FRED J. SQUIRE, Manager.  ARTHUR   GEE  MERCHANT TAILOR.  OPPOSITE   THB   QUEEN'S   HOTEL.  Large stock of high-class imported ��� goods.   A  pecialty  of  the square   shoulder���the   latest  specia.^   ���   ..  fashion in coats  D. J. Dewar, j. p.  Notary Public, Conveyancer.  FOR SALE  A nice 7-room house, with nil modern conven  icnecs, on Silicia street, near Stanley. This  is a good opportunity for anyone wanting a  nice liou-e-near business-center.   Only-$2100.  7-room house, new, with all modern convenience!), good location on Mines road.'  Large house on Carbunatc strcot.,ncar Josephine  ��2000, easy terms.  Good house and lot, in Hume Addition. $2000,  easy terms  2 nice building lots, 100x120, Mill street, $��00.  Loans straight at 8X. or monthly payments. No  lines. No forfeiture. No commission, No  delay.    TO LET.  Nice house on Mines road; ball), $2.5, wit h water,  fi-room house, with bath, Hume Addition. $20  fi-room cottage, end of Baker street. $21.-30.  Large lodging house, good location, cheap.  Ofllco In  Madden-Block  D. J. DEWAR  REAL ESTATE AND  INSURANCE AGENTS  Agents for J. & J. TAYLOR SAFES  Bogustown)   Fairview   Addition.  GAMBLE & O'REILLY  Baker Street  REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE  AGENTS  FOR RENT  (i-roomed house and bath, together with kitchen  -range, complete -with hoi. und cold water. Observatory street, magnillcent viow; rent, including water rale, ?25per month.  fi-roomed house, corner Cedar and Carbonate  streets; $20 per month..  fi-roomed house, Hume Addition ; $lfi per month.  I-roomed cottage, Oore street $12..10 per month.  ���J-roomed house, comer of Mill and Ilall streol-H;  SHO per month, from 1st November.  Rents collected:   Loans made.  Agents for British Columbia Permanent Loan  & :Savings Company.  MONEY TO LOAN  AT 7 PER GENT  ON BUSINESS PROPERTY  ADDlF O. Ia. .TaWNVOX. Bollollnr. Ttfelnon  R   C  MISS   VON    PER   WERTH  CLAIRVOYANT  Palmist and Card Reading.  Gives-advice on commercial business and mining: reunites -unhappy lovers and broken up  families.  -Room 1, Over Thompson Stationary Co.  -C__ ��� <C_, .^*_^.*s_^.^_l.^_^a^^a^_^a<C_i'',C_i.��^_1.^---^.V<_^ t^* ^ ���*"**�������� ��� ^^ ,-=>  ���*^�� ^^^S*"^��^�� ^��^�� ^*^Y^^  My Success  ��� ���  0    ���  ��  m  -***>  IS DUE TO THE BROAD PLAN OF GIVING GOOD VALUES ALL THE  YEAR THROUGH, WITH NO INTENT OF MAKING BIG PROFITS, OR  EXPECTATION -OF MAKING MY CUSTOMERS THINK THEY ARE  GETTING MORE THAN IS ACTUALLY GIVEN.  3__3__��__->&��((:-. If*.:�� '  "gUSINESS has not drifted my way blindly.   I have not tried to get  the dollar in sight at the cost of the loss of confidence a customer has in the quality of my goods and methods.   Oatch-  ^ penny methods of the day may attract trade, but they do not'  create permanent customers, and that is what we are -after.  In our seasons holiday lines, -never jbefore were varieties so  great, styles so fresh and attractive, and quality up to so high  * a standard.   We are ready night and day for any demands  '-��� you may make upon me.  �� ____-_�����_- St-, t UrttE-  JACOB   DOVER,   The   Jeweler  rVE3L,SOIV9    B.   C  Our Watch Making* Department has no Equal in B. C. All Goods Bought Here Engraved Free of Charge  -.3-1  ELECTRICAL MACHINERY  Transformers  Telephones, Bells  Annunciators, Lamps  GAS AND ELECTRIC FIXTURES  HOT WIRE ARC LAMPS  FOR INCANDESCENT CIRCUITS.  If!   .LING SURFACE BELT DRESSING  ��| ELECTRIC SUPPLIES.  'ItS*    KOOTENAY ELECTRIC  SUPPLY & CONSTRUCTION CO.  Nelson, B. C.  t .  THE  NELSON,  B. C.  To-  Builders and  Contractors  Having taken over the business of the West Kootenay Brick &  Lime Company, Limited, of Nelson, I -beg* to ask for a continuance  of the patronage which you have heretofore extended them. My  aim will be at all times to supply yoif with our products at -lowest  possible prices.. Being- in a position to manufacture goods in larger  quantities than before, we shall be able to supply the trade at a  lower figure.  It is our Intention to Install machinery to manufacture our  marble products, and next season we shall-be in a position to supply  these products at reasonable rates.  We shall also keep on hand a stock of Fire Brick, Fire Clay,  Tiles and Cement.  Our Bricks and Lime Rock have taken the First Prizes at the  Spokane Industrial Exposition in 1899 and also this year. We also  secured prizes last year and this year for Ornamental and Building  Stone.  We are prepared to olfer special rates to Contractors and  Builders.  ERNEST MANSFIELD,  for The Mansfield Manufacturing Company.  Successors lo  The West Kootenay Brick _*��� Lime Co., Ltd.  Wilson's  JMrffillDS  ���PoiiT Wine  ��**., "-TdfViC. ������.-�����  Swing ;*"���*���  .     -_.il..    ..-ao^  Spcclnlly rccommcndc'l  fur  dyHpopHia,    loss  of  nppolilo.   Hlceplussnoas,  liulit-OHtlon,    wcakncsH  from  wluilcvcr   cause,  1101'VOUHnCK.S, fovoi-.M,  coiiKiuiipUoii.    malaria  unci koiioiiiI itelillity.  Women  coinplalii   of   a  Ili-eU fcoIhiK.   VVil.soii's lu-  valld'ri Poi-i,  U  IniiiiL'dialc  and nilleno.ious, leavinn no  imrmfiil eH'eets,  Mum will (hid il, pai-lic.ii-  lnrly vuliiablo as a rcritnra-  live and -<i Nti-oiiRllieiiei* of  tho body und nei-vo t>y��lciii  We rt'coiiiiiiuiul IIiIh tonic  CANADA DRUG  AND BOOK  COMPANY  Nelson, B, C.  LADIES'HAIRDBESSING PARLOR  Mr.H. Fred Knapp lias opened a ladies' hair  dresfilng, Rliampooingand HinKiiiKParloi-s innool.  tago on Victoria Hl.reel., oppo��llii 1'lmtr Hotel,  LADIES' TRINIMED HATS  *   Endless Variety  And Pricies to Suit.  mrs. e. Mclaughlin,  JOSEPHINE STREET.  MRS. A. HALTON.  Notice is hereby _ivcn that Fred Fisher, of  Kitchener, has nindc application, under (he  provisions of the "Liquor Licence Act, 1!)00,"  for an hotel licence, at Kitchener, nnd thnt  a meeting of the Board of Licenco Commissioners will be held to consider this and other  applications at the court house, at. the city  of Nelson, on Saturdayj-tho fifteenth day of December, 1000. at tho hour of ten o'clock in tho forenoon.  - AV. H. HULLOCK-WKI3STKH,  Chief Licence Inspector.  Chief Constable's Ofllce,  Nelson, H. C. .���'Oth November, liXW.  TRADES   UNIONS.  ^"ICLSON MINERS' UNION NO. DC, W. K*. o-  *���' M.���Meets in minors' union rooms, north-  oast cornor Victoria and Kootenay streets, every,  Saturday ovonine at S o'clook. Visitim*- mem  bars welcome. M. R. Mowatt. President. -lame  Wilkes, Secretary. Union Soai.i* os* W���o_a  kok Nki_!on- Disinic-r���Per shift, machine  men, ��3.50: liammerhiiicn miners, $1._3; muckers,  cannon, shovelcrs and other underground laborers, $:,.00. ���->  "pHADES AND LABOR COUNCIL.���The roga-  x lar mcotings of tho Nelson Trades and Labor,  Council will be held m the miners' union hall,  corner of Victoria and Kootenay btreots, on tho  first and third Thursday of each month, at''  7.30 p.m. U.J. Thorpe. President. J H.Mathe-  son, Secretary. *����� .  rpHK rotfular meetings of tho Carpenter.*' Union . rT  ���*��� are held ou Wednesday evening of each ,*-  woek, at 7 o'clock, in the Minors' Union hall oor -',{*-  nor Victoria and Kootenuy str^oi-a U. ^Robin- _:."-  son. President.   James Colling-, Soi'ietarj t ��� *  ���DAUBERS'UNION.���Nelson Un*on, No.^196, otS- Z  *-* tho International Journeymen Barbers Un- Y  Ion of America, meets every first and third Mon- _  day of each month in Jlmer's Union Hall, corner .-���;!*-*  of Viotori-i- and Kootonay street*, at 8:30 p.m. "1  sharp. Visitim? brothers cordiallj invltett to--i*_  attend. R. *\Ic.*\luhon, presMon . /. H. Ma��-he- <- _ <  son.f-ocrctaiy-ticaburer; .r.C.Gaidnci.recoiding  secretary. -   ,    ,  h  BUREAU OF PROVINCIAL INF0R*\IATI0N  In order that the Government may bo in possession ot definite information with which to  supply thoso FoekliiB invostmon's in this Province, I am instructed to Invite particulars from  those who have properties for sale, and who may  feci disposed to turward such particulars to this  office for the purposo in question. <  In view of the proposed early reorganization  of the Agent-General's Ofllco in London. Kng-  land, the desirability of having on (Ho a list of  farms and other properties for sale, with full and  accurate details is obvious. Propoi ties submitted may include farms and farm lands, industrial or commercial concerns, Umber limits,  ���water��� powej��,=or���other-enterpriseH=.'t. Hording-  opportunities for legitimate investment  It is not proposed to recommen ��� properties to  intending Investors, but to all'ord tho fullest  access to the classified lists and nil available Information connected therewith, and to place inquirers in communication with the owners.  The'fnllest particulars are desired not only of  the properties themselves, but of the localities In  which thoy are situated, and the conditions  an*ecting them. For this purpose printed  schedules will, upon npnllcntlnn. be forwarded  to those desirous of making sales.  If.   10.  GOSNKIaL.  Secretary Bureau of Provincial Information,  Victoria. B. C, November 101 li, lOOfi.   .  FINE   DRESSMAKING A  SPECIALTY  MADDEN BLOCK.  E P. Whalley, J. P.  NOTARY PUBLIC  Offlco with C. \V. *West& Co., cornorHall and  Baker streets.  City ofllco of tho Nelson Sodawator Factory.  A. R. BARROW, A.M.I.C.E.  PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR.  Sealed Tenders addressed to tho undersigned,  and endorsed '���Tender for Nelson Post Ofllce,"  will bo received at this olllco until Saturday,  January flth, 1(101, inclusively, for the orection of  a Post Olllce at Molson, B. C, according to the  plans and specifications to be Been at the present  PostUlllcc, Nelson, and at the Department of  Public Works, Ottawa.  Persons tendering aro notified that tenders  will not bo considered unless made on tho form  supplied anil signed with their actual signatures  Kach tender must be accompanied by an accepted cheque ��n a chartered bank made payable to tho order of the honorable the Minister of  Public Works, ci-iiil to ten per cent (10,;) of the  amount of the lender, which will bo forfeited If  the party decline to enter into a contract when  called upon to do so, or if he fail lo complete the  work contracted for, If t,he tender be not ao-  copied the cheque will be returned.  Tim department.does not bind itself to accept,  the lowest, or any lender.  Hy order,  JOS. It. HOY.  Acting Secretin')'.  Department or Public Works, I  Ottawa, November iS'th. WOO I  Newspapers inserting this advcrtiAuniciit with  out authority from the depart incut will not be  paid for it.  " MUSIC.  Mrs. D. B. Murray, graduate in vocal and Instrumental music, is now prepared to receive  pupils for Instruction In voice culture, Italian  method, also piano and organ.  For terms and further particulars apply room  5, A. Macdonald building, cornor Josephine and  Vernon streot.  Corner Vloborla and Kootenay Streets.  P. O. Rot SftS. *-"*"r ���*"�����"*������*'�����"-���-  Kootenay Streete.  T_HaEPHQNH NO, 95  NOTICE  Anybody knowing the whereabouts of I'lehard  Mnrton will confer a favor upon his anxious and  enquiring relatives by communicating the samo  lo tho undersigned who Is in direct communication with tlicm.  JAM KB WILKS.  Secretary Nelaon Minera' Union   _^ ;M  J fDRICKLAYERS AND MASONS' UNION. y*4;l  ���*-* Tho Bricklayers and Masons' International-'*^!  Union No. 3 of Nelson meets second and fourth _��"���  Tuesdays in each month at Minors Union'hall.i >.-*_|  J. W. Etcher, president; Joseph Clark, rocording-f^l  andjeorresponding secretary. , ���  ABORERS' UNION.-Nelson Laboiers' -Pro '  tectlvo Unlon.No. 8121, A. F of L., meote in-  Fraternity Hall.'Oddfellow's block, corner of'Ba-  ker and Kootenay streets, e\ ery Monday evening  at7:30 p.m.-sharp. "Visiting mombors of the American Federation -cordially invited to attend.  James Mathe'w,;President John Roberts,*-re-,  cording secretary.".n ^  ���NTELSON; PAINTERS' UNION���Tho regular  -1-' meeting of tho Painters' Union is. held  tho flrst and third Fridays in each month at'Minors' Unlon'hall at 7:30 sharp. J. II. Millward,  President; Will J. Hatch. Secretary.  LASTERERS'  UNION���Tho O. P. I. A.1 No. ,'*  1 172. meets "overy Monday evening in* the 1 *  Elliot block, cornor Bakor and Stanley streets, at' J'-.i  ,8 o'clock.   J. D. Mo\er. prosldnnt: Donald'Mc-  tjAan. uavwfltAr**" " ' '  a-'J  ^  FRATERNAL   SOCIETIE8.  NELSON LODGE. NO. 23, A. _". Sc A. M.  Meets-second Wednesday In eaoh month.  Sojourning brethron luvibed.  KNIGHTS OK PYTHIAS- Nolson Lodge, No,  25, Knights of Pythias, moetu in I. O/O. F.  J. A. Paqncttaj, K. cf II. & S.  NELSON L. O. L.. No. 16S2, moots in1!. O. O. F.  HaU, corner Baker und Kootonay -treote,  1st and 3rd   Friday  of  each  month,   Visiting       ��  hrothnrn dordlallv-lnrlhml.^-l_-Hnhtimnn,J.V, "M,   ' ���- I  W. Crawford, Rocordlng-Secrotary.  SHERIFFS-SALE.  Province ot British Columbia, Nelson, In Wen  Kootenay, to wit:  By virtue of a writ of fleri-faclas, issued out of  tho Supreme Court, of Britith Columbia, at the  suit of the Bank of Montreal, nlaiutltrs. and to  mo directed, against the goods and -chat  tols of Iho Two Friends Mine, Limited  Liability, defendants, I have seized - and  taken In execution all the right, t llio nnd interest*  of the said defrndanuj, Two Friends Mino Limited Liability, in tho mineral claim known us  and called "Two Friends."situated on Uiodivido  between Lemon and Springer creeks, on tiie eait  slopo of Lemon creek, located on the .'ilat-duy of  Jiily. A. I), lt-avond recorded In the olllco of the  mining recorder for tho Slocan Ciiy Mining Division of the We-t Koofnay District, on the 10th  day of August, A. D. ISJB; and also all tho right  title and interest of tho said defendants. Two  Friends Mine, Limlled Liability, in sixty ((��) tons  of ore, more or less, mined from the mineral'  claim "Two Friends," and nownpon (ho property : To recover the sum of two thousand und  eighty-nine dollars aud clghty-llvo cents (82.081*-  .85) togfther -with interest on two thousand and  eighty-six dollars and thirty-live cents ($2081! 35)  at six per centum per annum, from tho 20th day  of Scplcmbor, I'M), until payment, besides slior  ill"s poundage, olllccr's fees, and ail other legal  incidental expenses: All of which I shall expose  for sale, or sulllcienl thereof to satisfy said .judgment, debt, and costs, at tho front of my olllco  isoxfc to the court house. In the eity of Nelson, H.  <"., on Friday the -.'ilth day of Octobor, A. 1).. I'.tOO  at the hour of cloven o'clock in the forenoon.  Noti*.��� Intending purchasers will satisfy themselves as to interexi and title of the said defendant--.  Haled at Slocan City the 121 h day of October,  llXafl  H. P. TlJCIC.Sherlfl'of South Kootenay-  The above sale is postponed until Monday, Iho  28th day of November, l'JOO, at. the same place  and hour. S. P. TUCI<f,  Sheriff of South Kootonay.  The above sale is further postponed until  Friday the 21st- day of December, 1900, at the  same plane aud hour.  S. P. TUCK,  Shorlll'of South Kootonay.  "COMPANIES ACT 1897."  Notice Is hereby given that, tho appointment of  John Malllson Williams as attorney of ' Tho  Chapleau Consolidated Hold Alining Company,  Limited," and of his substitute, Charles W.  Graham Hrownlng, has been revoked, and that)  Unbrlel I,Helen ltooert Weyl, accountant ot Nelson, H. C, has been appointed*as..tho now attorney of tho said company, and- Uio registered  olllco of tho company has been changed to Observatory street. Nelson. H. C.  ELLIOT & LKNNIK.  Solicitors for the Company.  Dated this 20th day of NovumUor, A. ��>.. 1U00. THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON, B. C, THURSDAY  DECEMBER 6  1900  Received Direct from the Makers  " HOUSEHOLD SYRINGES  FOUNTAIN SYRINGES  COMBINATION  SYRINGES  HOT WATER BOTTLES  and all classes of Rubber Goods.  W.F. TEETZEL & CO.  Wholesale and Retail Druggists  and Dealers in Assayers' Supplies.  VICTORIA   BLOCK,  NELSON__=____.  ������  ,9  i  '.  I*  FMeform Clothin!  LEADS  IN   PUBLIC  FAVOR.  ft  Keep this in mind when buying your Winter Suit. We  are now carrying a complete stocW of Fit-Reform makes  and can ensure satisfaction. See our magnificent lines  of fancy vests.   The very   latest in  style and  pattern.  The Nelson Clothing House  217-AND 210 BAKKIt STR10KT. NKLSON.  STOVES!       STOVES!  We are sole agents for the celebrated  COLE'S HOT BLAST HEATERS  Will burn anything,  in any line  Results unequalled  of heaters.  LAWRENCE HARDWARE COMPANY  Stf     I  m  ->'(=-"a_-'V  w  THE LECTURE  Given  Monday evening was a  success, so many husbands  decided g  have decided M  to hand their pocketbook over m  %  ��  W  #  to  to  to  to  ���W-  TO THEIR WIVES  w  We would suggest, wives, that you .turn W  over a new leaf in the way of spending, $  and see how much you can save over W  and above what your husbands used to. W  To do this you must 25  FIRST 1  to  Select the grocer who will give you the to  best  value  for the   least  money.    We ^  would recommend to  WMyHUNTER  &   CO. I  to  to  to  to   ABERDEEN  %  Groceries, Crockery.  to  BLOCK,   BAKER  STREET.  mz    $$$:�����  -NELSON  0  HONDI   CEYLON   TEA  .   ������    . -��� - ������������ c  We have just received a large consignment of the  celebrated Hondi tea, direct from the garden.**. It is  easily the beat tea in tho market and ia sold with u  guarantee.    Money refunded if not found satisfactory.  Houston Block.  Telephone 161.  P. O. Box 176.  JOHN A. IRVING _ CO.  ROSSLAND   ErVOIINEERirva   WORKS  cunliffk & McMillan  Founders  and  Machinists, Specialty of Ore   Cars, Ore-Bin  Doors and Ceneral Mining Machinery.  thoroughly overhauled find is as pood  NOTICE.  ���oo  Notice is hereby given that in virtue of the Act of  the Dominion Parliament, 63 and 64 Victoria, Chapter  103 and Chapter 104, the name of  THE MERCHANTS' BANK OF HALIFAX  will be changed to  ftbelRo^al .Bank of Canaoa  the  from and after  Second day of January, 1901.  Halifax, 1st November, 1900.  E.  L.  PEASE,  General Manager.  NELSON MINES AND MINING  .     i".  Looking for Investments.  .Toli'n 1. Low les of London, l_ng-  l-uul, wa..-** it guest at- the J/ofcol  JMiair yesterday, lie is engineer  for the New (Joldfields of British  Columbia, Limited, from which the  Velvet Mines, Limited, of Rossland  sprang. Sir Charles Tupper is  chairman of the company and John  Lawles, father of .1. 1. Lowlos, is a  member of the directorate. The  company is now looking for investments in this province, and Mr.  Lowles has spent some time in the  district examining properties. Ho  has recommended one East Kootenay group in the Fort Steele district and expects that the company  will take np the proposition. Further properties may be recommended before he leaves the country. Referring to the probabilities  for an unusually active season next  year, Mr. Lowles state's that while  his own company is an exploration  concern, and therefore equipped  with funds to inaugurate work on  any property they decide to take  up, he believes the next year will  be busy.  The companies and promoters in  London were figuring when lie left  on a marked advance in mining activity during May next and a liberal share of the capital then put  on the market for investment should  come to this province.  Forty-Nine Road Finished.  Tlie Forty-nine creek wagon road  was completed to the May and  Jennie boarding house yesterday.  The balance of the crew employed  on the work will come into the city  today and the accounts straightened ui> a* ^ie government office.  The reports to hand regarding the  road are of a very favorable nature. The grade is under four per  cent and the work has "been done in  .a substantial manner throughout.  The opening of the FortjF-nine  creek section by means of a road is  regarded as of utmost importance  to the prosperity of that section.  The ground has been pretty well  prospected and practically all the  promising mineral land has been  staked. . On many of the claims  sufficient work has* been done to  demonstrate that they are well  worth development on a large scale  such as is beyond the resources of  tho-a verage -prospector  Tn view of this the wagon road is  an essential factor to future progress, as it will enable companies to  lay down machinery wherever desired without difficulty. The May  and Jennie property is being  worked steadily with a crew of .SO  men, and the reports are that the  showing improves constantly with  depth and distance. If the property holds good it is probable the  May and Jennie'people will be the  first company to utilize the new  rond for bringing in machinery. At  present most of tho road is covered  with one to four feet of snow.  laiat of second-hand machinery on hand, whh'h has been  as new :  1 2i-H. P. Locomotive-type boiler, with engine attached and all fitting)-, ready In turn on .steam.  i Ul"x8" Double-Cylinder 1'rictioir Drain-HoIhI, built hy Ingersoll Co.  I Sinking Pump, No. 6 Cameron. New York.  ] Sinking Pump, J0"x6"xlS", outside packed plunger pattern.  Watch this advertisement for further lii'tn, or write us beforo you buy for complete list.   Wo  may have just what you want.  Agents for Northey Pumps.   Stock carried.  P.  O.  Box 198. THIRD  AVENUE,   ROSSLAND.  OUIt  ARE  FILTERS I  FILTERS  IT COSTS BUT ONE OBNTI  OUR CLOSESTS  ARE NOISELESS  To drop us a post card that we may call and  Never  havo any plumbing done until you  jive estimates,  lave seen our  It saves many dollars,  goods, and our prices.  OPPOSITE  pOBTOFnaB,  STRACHAN BROTHERS. Plumbers  Still at Work.  .Joe Clubb of Nine-mile creek has  been in the city for several days on  a brief holiday from his claims.  The snow is six and a half feet  deep at the headwaters of the  croek, gradually lessening in depth  toward the lake, rendering the use  of snowshoe3 necessary to get into  the district. All the properties in  the section aro shut down for the  winter with the exception of the  Cougar group, where Clubb will  work all winter. He is driving a  tunnel to tap the ledge and expects  to accomplish this end at a further  distance of 20 feet. It is reported  that capital will become interested  in the country next spring.  Now a Government Official.  W. E. H. Carter, B. A. Sc., who  has been assistant engineer at the  Yellowstone mine for the past  16 months, has severed his connection with the company to take a  post under the Ontario government.  His appointment is that of special  inspector for the bureau of mines  and,the.position;isfriot only one of  considerable "responsibility Omt  carries a handsome salary.  Want Samples" of Uranium.  Arch bold & Pearson, mining engineers of this city, have received a  communication from Sherrard  Cowper-Coles, a prominent metallurgist of London, England, requesting them to forward samples  of Venus ore carrying uranium. A  couple of pounds will he sent to  Mr. Cowper-Coles who makes a  study of the rare metals and has  achieved a wide reputation for his  researches in the subject.  CLOSING OF THE CAMPAIGN  Meeting of Liberals Last NiRht.  The Liberals-closed the political,  campaign with an excellent meeting  at the opera house-last night. The  house was filled and the audience  responsive to the sentiments of the  speakers. S. S. Taylor, Q. C, occupied the phair. Aulay Morrison, M.  P.,. of New Westminster, opened  the meeting with an admirable review of the Liberal administration  during the past four years. . As a  member of the parliamentary committee on the Drummond county  railroad investigation Mr. Morrison's statement as to the committee's work was.most interesting and  differed radically from the interpretation, of the,,, matter given by  mayor Goodeve . some   weeks ago.  Candidate, Galliher received a  wa_*m reception. He Avas suffering  in voice from the hard work of the  last month, bnt succeeded, despite,  in making a rattling speech. Regarding, the eight-hour law petition, Mr. Galliher did not deny  having signed the document, contending that such action was in  line with his sentiments, urging, as  the petition did, simply a suspension of the law until it could be  further considered. On this point  he had ever been consistent. The  Liberal candidate expressed the  opinion that the Labor element had  made an error in opposing the government nominee, in view of- the  labor legislation introduced by the  administration, and in concluding  decried the attempt to bring race  prejudice into the contest.  The Spur. Completed.  .ToliirGunn came in-i'rom Robson  last night where the preparations  -for commencing, work on the big  bridge across the Columbia river  are well under, way, McVeigh  Brothers, who are building the approaches, have a. large crew at work  and have started on the final stage  of their contract. The C. P. R. has  built the spur from the main line  into the ground which Mr. Gunn  will utilize as a material yard and  most of'the inachihery is iii place.  The siding into Mr... Gunn's quarry  at Roberts' ranch is under way, and  oh its completion the shipments of  stone'to Robson will commence.  ���MBf  eel :B"3r:E__e,s <& oo.  -ST-ULSoisr b:.__.s:__o s_^3sr__>o*isr  STOVES!   STOVES!    STOVES!  HEATING STOVES, COOKING STOVES, AND STEEL RANGES  Sole Agents for ti^e Original Cole's Hot Blast Goal Heaters  SEE OUR GUNS AND RIFLES  HEADQUARTERS FOR ALL KINDS OF AMMUNITION  TELEPHONE 27 Store. Corner linker and .lo'soplilne Slice  the citizens and made the recipient  of a handsome present. At one  time he was cashier in the local  Nelson & Port Sheppard office.  The bazaar under the auspices of  the Congregational church ladies'  aid society opens today in Kirk-  patrick & Wilson's new store. The  affair promises to be most successful.   The entrance examination to the  high school will be held in the Central school, Nelsou, on the 13th and  14th instant. This is the lirst entrance examination held in Nelson  during the December term.  A Two Hours' Fight.  Manila, December !>.���A dispatch  has been received from general  Fnnston giving an account of a two  hours' fight in the woods of Santo  Domingo between the American  forces and three hundred insurgents. The American force, consisting of thirty navy men, attacked  the rebels,, who retreated, leaving  on the field sixteen men killed, including the rebel leader'* Auguinar  and Mingro. At first it was thought  that the latter was a man named  Fag-in, a deserter from the 2-1 th infantry, but this turned out to be. a  mistake. Not one of the Americans  was wounded.   PERSONAL.  Hon. .T. Fred Hume returned last  night from Victoria.  H. Gardner and. W.  Terrant  are  guests nt the Tremont House.  Aulay   Morrison   M.  P.  of New  Westminster is at. the Hotel Hume.  The Misses Crickmay left yesterday for Vancouver, where their rather is ill.  H. K. Livington  of Robson and  G. .1. Manchester of Ot.t'iwaarcalthc Queen's.  W. F. Tyo, chief engineer of construction for l.hcC. I*. It. sysleni, ia in the oily today.  A. C. Gait of Rossland and W. W.  Armstrong of Toronto,  arc  registered at lhe  Hotel Phair.  John Fisher of Three Forks and  "Tt. Shiells and wife of'Kirc Valley are at the  Madden House^j   BUSINESS   MENTION.  Cellar to Rent���Apply Merchants  Bank of Halifax.  If you want to buy or sell anything go to the "Old Curiosity Shop."  Wanted���At Hotel Phair a good  steady man lo act as yard man and night porter.  Hack   calls left at   the   Pacific  Transfer  barn on Vornon street.    Telephone  call 35.  For Rent���Store in Tremont  Hotel block. Apply to Malone & Trcgillus,  Tremont hotel.  Wanted���Position as bookkeeper  or any clerical position,  tlood references. Apply  T. B.C., Tribune olllce.  Wanted���Girl for housework,best  wages paid.      Apply  to   Mrs.  Schermerhorn,  Water street, near O'Neill s grocery.  For Sale���Piano by Evans Bros.,  Ingersoll.    Cost, ��395.00.    Natural  oak  finish.  What oll'ers ?   Apply \Y, this olllce.  It Counts in Results  The particular housewife wants  the best materials for her cooking:  Nice Sweet Butter  Good Fresh Eggs  are our specialties. They ensure a delightful freshness in  nil you cook, and attractive  . daintiness when it is served  on your table.  KIRKPATRICK & WILSON  The Leading Grocers.  Telephone IP \m_rn 185 Baker Street  iBiSiBia^i  ���a"***"  ���(=>���&  to  $5 Silks for $3.50  to  to  �����  ^  M  to  to  to  to  to  Here is your opportunity to secure a ball dress  atcost. Our stock of evening dress silks is the  largest in Nelson. In fact it is much larger than  we can afford to carry. We need money more  than we do the goods, and for this reason are  prepared to make a sweeping cut in prices. For  the present week we will offer any silk dress  length in the house at cost. Here are some of  our sample prices: $5 silks at $3.50 ; $3.50  silks at $2.25 ; and $3 silks at $1.90.  to  to  to  Martin O'Reilly & Co.  HOUSTON   BLOCK,   NELSON.  to  &:���$*   $mm^mmmmmmm��  Good unfurnished rooms for rent  cheap, front and back doors, with woodshed.  Apply Mrs. Knapp, opposite Phair Hotel.  For Sale���A new house, very convenient, modoru improvements, easy terms. Apply A. JC. Clarke, Stunley and Carbonate streets  Wanted���Position in store, grocery or gent's furnishings, hy young man, Ave  years'experience. Good references. I. M��� Tribune ofllco. <���  Complete   furniture of   a  seven  room house for sale en bloc, a simp, with privilege ot renting honse at $2;'i per month. Victoria  street, two mini-ten Trom posh office. Apply  *B. HI, A.," care Tribune Ofllce.  $*tXXZ':ZXXZZ���-ZZZZZXXXXXZXrZXXXZZZXXXX] laHTH.nn.n :zzzxxzzzzxz-txxzi_sxxzzzxzxxxxxzxz*_ iniiniixzzrx] * I  Don't Ask for Your Size  Ask to Be Fitted.....  FOR   SALE.  The Assayer's Exam.  The theoretical portion of the examination for proficiency in assaying concluded yesterday, when  papers on "Wet Assay Work" and  "Fire Assays" were written at the  court house. A number of the  candidates have also concluded  their practical work and will leave  the city today. The balance .will  continue work irie the laboratories  today and all will finish tomorrow.  The results of the test will be announced next week when the examiners have gone through the  papers submitted ,v"  Regretted to Lose Him.  J. M. Davidson, who has been  agent on the Nelson & Fort Sheppard road at Waneta for three  years, has moved into Nelson to  take a position on the C. P. R.  freight staff and will reside at the  corner of Latimer and Josephine  streets. Prior to leaving Waneta  _-frv Davidson was entertained by,  A good hotel ami contents for sale,   l-'or particulars address BoxS'l, ICa9lo,British Columbia  _^_lt!s_the_shape_of_your foot, not its length, that is most to be  considered. The Shoes in this store were not made from one  last, but each last was modeled from nature to fit a certain type  of foot.  Show your foot, we'll find a shoe that will give you comfort,,  ease and elegance.  NEELAND'S SHOE COMPANY  Aslt Your Grocer,  for New  SWEET   CIDER  for Mince Pies.  CIDER  VINEGAR  THORPE & CO., Ltd.  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  ! x_t_txii_ti_i_zxixz*fzizrzzi_az_zxzi-ax_i-a_*azxz_ixzxxxxz_rzxz* t ;TnrTTTTTTTTTTYTTT*TTTrTTTTTTTrrlrrmr  P. J. RUSSELL  Buyer and Exporter or  RAW   FURS  Highest Prlcea  Proippt Returns  Pair Assortment  READY FOR WINTER  Just received a large  consignment of  Englisl] Underwear  UNSHRINKABLE.  THEO.   MADSON  BAKER STREET.  Ship hy Impress.   NELSON, B. G.  Burrard and Yale-Cariboo  ELECTIONS.  Weddings  Yea, Weddings, and nnito a few.  shall I give them ( . Do not worr*   .._..   i ..a __..._ : ..1 ._    ..a  Oh, what  rillllja a fsavc t.ij-iii   i    . aaia    ,i��/u   uui'l'y   OVCT    the  ���matter, but come in and see us at once. Wo  will give you just the light thing and at  prices that, will suit everyone.  THURSDAY,   DECEMBER   6th  COMPLETE RETURNS  By Direct Wire at the  ATHABASCA SALOON  PATENAUDE  BROS  Jewelers and Watchmakers  BAKER     STREET,     NELSON  S*****^*!.--,- -.���-.iri-Tjr.ir.*.-^,*^,:*',--

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