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 ���������i_mm?0ip&  ���^&i_WwM  Y  f"  DAILY EDITION   BY MAIL  FIVE  DOLLARS A YEAR  WEEKLY EDITION  BY MAIL  TWO DOLLARS A YEAR  EIGHTH YEAR.  NELSON:  SATURDAY MOENING DECEMBER lo  1900  PRICE FIVE CENTS  THE LARDO COUNTRY WILL ROOM  And the  Coming Summer  Period  in  Promises to Be a Red Letter  Its  History.  TRANSPORTATION   FACILITIES  ALL  THAT  IS   NEEDED  nays,"  Lardo.  of the  An impression is gaining ground  that the approaching year will' be  tlie red letter period in the history  of the Lardo country Corroborative evidence along this line istgiven  by a prominent wholesale merchant  of Nelson who has just returned  from a business trip through the  country.  '���Tlie next boom in the Koote-  lio says, "will be in the  Now that the construction  railroad is assured there is  nothing to prevent the section prospering as it should in proportion to  its    possibilities    from   a   mining  standpoint.    The  showings on properties iii the Ferguson  and  Trout  Lake districts which' I have  seen  are simply wonderful  and  beyond  the imagination of those who have  not actually   been  ou  the  ground.  Of   course    the    shipments    from  * various properties   speak volumes  for the-richness of the  mineral deposit*?, but this gives no idea of the  number of big  propositions available for development.    The Triune  group is shipping  100  tons  of  pre  which' past experience "justifies them  in believing will net $.'10,000..   The  Nettie L. has a body  of  grey  copper " threo    feet    in    width   and  ltS5       feet       in      length      whicli  samples throughout over $2000  to  the ton.    Rut it  is only these un-  7*,,usual]y     high    grade     properties  which can  ship  at a  profit under  existing circumstances, when transportation  and   other  charges  run  " away  with  so  much  money  that  any ore  whicli  will  not  run  over  $100 cannot be handled  to  advantage.    Heretofore .$50 ore  has  not  been pay ore, but the advent of the  railroad, which is now a certainty  for   next   year,  will  revolutionize  this condition of affairs and render  available scores of properties which  are not in  the' bonanza  class, but  which will pay handsomely when  tlie conditions as to  transportation  are   ameliorated.     The   assurance  given by the raiiroad  people that  construction will bo  recommenced  in the spring has had its effect, and  already mining men are  going into  the Lardo to pick  up good things  and be on  the 'ground  floor when  business  begins  to boom.    Among  the well  known properties  in  the  district are   the Nettie  L., Silver  Cup,     Cromwell     and     American  group.    The Nettie will  be a great  mine eventually.    The Silver Cup  _isJjein g___yelo g_d__tcad i 1 y, Jjj i t_i s_  not  shipping   largely,  the  output  being regulated  to meet a portion  of the outlay on development.   The  owners     aro     awaiting     railroad  facilities,when the property will become a big producer. Laird brothers, who own the Cromwell, have  made trial shipments from which  the returns have been astonishingly  largo. It is a gold proposition and  promises to be a record breaker.  The American group is located on  the same vein as the Nettie L. and  Silvor Gup, but tho formation is unusual. Tlie vein conies to an apex  ou the hogback hill where IS inches  of clean galena is exposed. AVith  depth the vein widens and promises  : to become a wonder. The list of  valuable propositions is as long as  your arm and more will be heard  of them before this time next year.  The towns of Ferguson and Trout  L*ike City are sure to enjoy the  prosperity whieh seems to be in  store for the district. I look to see  Ferguson become the Rossland of  the Lardo, ''while Trout Lake will  be a good residential town. The  success of this district means much  for Nelson wholesale merchants  who will have a liberal share of any  business transacted."  From Champion Creak.  Thoraa3 Sanies, resident manager  of the Onandaga Mining Compan5%  the Syracuse, New York, corporation which is operating on Champion creek, is in the city today on  business with the C. P. It. The  company purchased the Yellow  Jacket group of claims last fall  after spending $20,000 in demonstrating the merit of the property,  and  lias   been   working    steadily  since with a crew of twelve underground men.    Theprincipal feature  of the program of development at  present being pursued is a  drift on  one of the minor veins' and a crosscut     to    tap     the     main     vein.  A couple of weeks  ago  the minor  vein was '"crosscutt at a depth  of  over 200 feet and-tlio drift is  now  in some distance.: Thereis 20 iuehes  of clean milling ore and the sample  all across the face went .$47.     The  large vein toward whicli the crosscut is working is 2i feet wide near  :the surface and  carried  Jj>20 on an  average.    Mr. James nnturally expects this to hold good- with the  additional   depth to   be attained.  The Onondaga people hare suffered  a Series of disappointments in connection witli their machhaery.   The  plant for   a'   10-stamp���..:__._.������ was  ordered early in the fall 'and" it is  now two .".'months since  the    first  installment   of machinery:, arrived  and was delivered at AVataerloo, the  nearest shipping point to the mine.  Some $1500"was  expended  in  improving the trail from Waterloo to  the mine aud then the weather conditions   were such  that only the  lighter portions of the plant could  be moved.    The snow fell  deep  in  the  vicinity of  the  property but'  none  fell   along  the  watijr  front,  thus   precluding     sleighing.    The  sawmill has been taken  up to  get  out timber for the quartz  -mill.    A  portion of  the  machinery for  the  mill it now on the ground but it has  been impossible under existing  circumstances to .transport tho boilers'  which the managementdesired to get  on the ground'before the balance of  the   apparatus,   and   this  will  be  further delayed until sleighing  begins.     The   second   shipment "of  machinery, including tho shoes and:  dies for tho stainps with other portions of the outfit, is now at Robson and   Mr.   James   will arraugo  with the C. P.���'It. officials tod.ay to  have a barge brought to Robson to  transport tlie shipment to Water-,  loo.    The  management now figure  on having the plant in operation by  March   1st,   several   months later'  than was originally intended. Comparatively little has been heard regarding the operations of tlie Onondaga people, first because their property is in a somewhat sequestered  section  and,  second,   because   the  parties interested are all located in.  New York, for Avhich reason 'no. one  here is in"touch with the  course of  events.   Their operations will havo  the effect, however, of attracting  attention to   Champion creek. .'H__  in giving vent to his feelings when  the topic of the w.r .;is broached.  On Wednesday he visited the Yellowstone mine with J. Fred Ritchie  of Rossland and was delighted with  the manner in which the mill there  is run.  Transferred an Interest.  Al S. Gray of Gray's Landing has  sold a quarter interest in the Committee mineral claim on Kokanee  creek to Chris Sherbert of this city.  The property is in the vicinity of  the zinc-bearing claims which the  big zinc producers of Joplin, Missouri, are figuring on.  IS NOT LIKED IN ENCLAND  AMENDMENT    TO    THE    CANAL  TREATY  UNSATISFACTORY.  The Dundee to Ship.  Ed Lind has closed a contract  with the Dundee Mining company  to team the output of the mine to  the railroad this winter. Acrewof  ten men is at work oii the property  and considerable ore is to be  shipped. This will be taken from  the new ledge uncovered by the  forest fire which burnt out the  Dundee mill last summer.  The United States Administration Does  Not Think It Will Be Accepted  by British"Government.  TORONTO STOCK EXCHANGE.  FRIDAY'S  QUOTATION'S.  Anked.  8TO0K.  AUin.bn.Rca   ���li. C. Gold Fields ;   Mack Tail   Brandon & Golden Crown   Canadian Goldfiekly Syndicate  Cariboo Hydraulic   Centre Star    Crow's Neit Pass Coal   Calif oni ia ���   Kvening Star    '  Fairview Corporation   Golden Star   Giant....:   Iron Mask '..  King   Knob Hill   Lone Pino-Stirpriao Consolidated..  Monte Christo   Montreal & London   Morning Glory   Morrison   Noblo Five   North SUr   Old Ironsides   Olive   Payne   Princess Maud   Rambler-Cariboo Consolidated ...  ltepnbllc   Vananda   Virtue   War ICugle C'oiwoliduted '  Waterloo   White Hear   Winnipeg   SALKS.  lflOO White Hoar   lOOO'-Whlle Hear   1000 White Bear   1000 .Wliito Heat*.':'0 days)   1500 Cunadian GoodMelcls Syndicate.  ���JOT) new Trail   i. 0 Deor Trail   mm Fab-view   (i 00  :i  1-!  !)  8  1 40  1 45.  M 00  <;  71  '���ii  '2_  31  2H  ;">  ��4  8  21  <i.r  H-!  31  4  f.V  fifl  .13  ill  3  2.-.J  1,-li  21  .'10  i m  .-*  ���ii  3  Bid.  ? I 2.5  _���  ���    8  o  1 4.->I  1 Xi  57 10  4  fil  I*  2J  20  2.1  4."."  4  flj  7  2-'  T:  35  !l  71  1  21 .!���  53  1*.  28  1 01  .    21  4'  11  ...?  li  4.1  M  7:1  n  2  AN UNPRECEDENTED STORM  VISITS      CALIFORNIA      POINTS.  DOING MUCH DAMAGE.  San Francisco Cut Off From Telegraphic  Communication With Outside  Sources for a Day.  _acfc"TFis reported that next spring  will see work commenced on a more-  or  less active scale on several adjoining     properties.    The     Mabel  group is a promising group,  owned  by Ayer  and  Le Maistre, and will  be worked next year.    Tho Granite,  ���owned by Connie brothers,  is  also  likely  to  be  developed  on  a good  scale   with   other   groups   in   the  vicinity. ________  An Interesting Personality.  TO. C. Woodford, a mining engineer who has been in the Nelson  camp for a week past, left yesterday morning . for Rossland, where  he stays a day or two .and then  hurries east with the object in  view of reaching England by the  first of the year if possible. Mr.  Woodford represents a strong  European mining * syndicate handling English aud French capital,  aud during his visit to this camp  was shown a number of propositions, some of whieh he approved  of and will recommend to his principals. Iu event of his report  being favorably received, Mr.  Woodford will return to Nelson  next spring. Aside from his connection with the mining industry  he is a most interesting personality. Mr. Woodford has resided  in South Africa for twenty years,  and was a citizen of the Transvaal  for the greater part of this time.,  For seven years he was chief  engineer to the government aud  entertains strong pro-Boer sentiments. " When you live twenty  years among a people and marry  and settle down there, your sympathies are very naturally enlisted  on behalf of that race," says Mr.  Woodford, and he has no hesitation  San Francisco, December 14.���  A storm of unprecedented proportions visited this coast today, doing  considerable damage in some sections. Telegraphic wires were  prostrated and during the day San  =Fi'ancisco"W'as"entirely=cut^ofPfrom  telegraphic communication with  the outside world. The wiud  reached a velocity of nearly 00  miles au hour in the city and was  of greater velocity in exposed  portions. During tho height of the  storm rain fell in torrents and  almost reached the proportions of a  cloud burst. The .wind caused  damage in many sections of the  city, but by far the greatest damage was the overturning of one of  the receiving tanks, of the San  Francisco Gas and Electric company  at North Beach. About 2s>0,000  feet of gas was released, causing a  lire which did considerable damage.  The loss, to the gas company will  reach lm-ttiy thousands of dollars.  Sacramento, December 14.���  Northern, and Central California  was swept by a heavy storm of  rain aud j wind last night and today.  There was a heavy fall of hail.  Telegraph aud telephone wires are  prostrated in all directions. It was  impossible to get communication  with San Francisco during the day.  Word was received from there  early this morning that the storm  was so severe on the bay that the  ferry boats would have to be  stopped.  Reno, Nevada, December 14.���  Telegraph and telephone communication with San Francisco is cut off  and a big storni is raging throughout the Pacific coast. There is a  fall of snow on the Sierras, and the  wind is blowing sixty miles an  hour. An immense ice plant at  Wicks station has been blown  down. The sitorm is the worst  known in years. The damage done  in Reno is not yet known.  his  the  a  writ against the B. C. Southern and  Crow's Nest roads on- behalf of A.  B. Fenwick of Fort Steele. The  defendant seeks to recover compensation from the company for  eight town lots in Wardner taken  by the Crow's Nest road.  A Mining Action.  Action was commenced yesterday  by Conrad La Blanc of Nelson  against L. A. and G. H. Lambert.  The plaintiff asks the court to declare that he is entitled to a fifth  interest in the Britannia, Victoria  and   six other mineral claims on  Washington, December 14.���Unless amended beyond  any degree  proposed by the senate or by the  responsible   leaders  aiid   resolved  '.in... such   form as to make it. an  absolute discourteous matter to be  communicated   the   pending Hay-  Pauncefoto treatyjwill be submitted  to the British government by the  president.   The communication will  be purely per forma, for the administration has not the slightest idea  that the con volition will be accepted  by the British government.    If this  doubt   is   well founded  then  the  treaty will  go'into tlie..limbo of  treaties failed   of   ratification, its  position comparing in  some degree  with    the    Olney-Hay-Pauneefoto  treaty.     Any expectation that the  action of the senate yesterday upon  the Davis amendment*to the  Hay-  Pauncefote treaty., would  result iu  the immediate retirement of secretary    Hay   from    tho   cabinet   is  negatived by. the fact that  lie  h*xs  not resignetl, aiid according  to  own statement will   not leave  cabinet at present.  When the senate went into executive session   senator Lodge reported the amendments whicli  had  been   agreed   upon   in committee.  There were two of them.    The first  of these inserts the- words, "Which  is-hereby   superseded"   after   the  works ������C.ayton-Bul.vei* treaty," in  the first paragraph of article  2  of  the treaty, making that part read  as follows: "The contracting parties  desiriug-to presor..v.6i..a���d -maintain  the general principle-of neutrality  abolish article, 7  iiis the   Clayton-  Bulwer convention; which is hereby  superseded, and adopt as the basis  of such neutralization the rules substantially embodied in the convention between Great Britain and certain other powers signed at Constantinople for the free navigation  of the Sue--: maritime canal."   The  end   of    the   second    amendment  strikes out article 838 of the treaty,  reading "is follows:    "The contracting parties immediately upon  the  exchange   of   ratifications   of this  convention -will bring it to  the no-  ,tice. of  other   powers   and invite  them   to, adhere   to   it."    Ifc   was  stated   that   the    committee   w.is  unanimous in its,action, with the |  exception of senator  Monroe,  who  opposed the action except the absolute and  unconditional abrogation  of the Clayton-Bulwer treaty. That  "resit 1 t===is=_acconrpl illfeTT^by    the"  amendment reported today, but the  Mississippi senator would have this  done through other means than the  Hay-Pauncefote treaty.  ACTIONS IN SUPREME COURT  Roberts vs. C. P. R. and N. & F.S.  Several interesting legal actions  wero commenced in tho supremo  court yesterday. The first is that  of Roberts vs. C..P. R. and N. it  ���P. S., in which Mrs. Luella V. Roberts seeks to recover $4000 damages  for land taken as right of way.  The ground in issue is 12 acres in  the center of Florence Park east of  Nelson. Several alternative claims  are made, among these being that  of compelling the defendants to  arbitrate. A number of nice legal  points will come up in connection  with this case.  Another Railroad Suit.  Taylor  &   Hannington issued  Cooper creek in the Ainsworth  mining district. A number of  the claims iu issue are under bond  to the Kooteuay-Lardo Company,  Limited, and all are fairly well developed and regarded as promising  properties.*  Another Richmond in the Field.  The local milkmen are to have a  powerful   competitor.   _A number  of business men have formed a joint  stock company with a capitalisation  of $25,000, and are applying  for  letters of incorporation to carry on  a general ranching business.   The  promoters have secured a section of  fine grazing land near Nelson and  will shortly stock it with 100 head  of "milch cows.    They will put in a  couples of milk routes in Nelson  and expect to supply Rossland and  other Kootenay points which' can  be reached readily by rail.    In addition to this branch other lines of  ranching will be'earried oh extensively.   A   well-known    wholesale  man heads the project and the personnel of the company will be made  known   shortly.      The   enterprise  will probably result in reducing the  cost of milk to Nelson consumers,  as the company will be in a position  to   lay down   milk   at customers'  doors much cheaper than the outsiders  who now compete for the  business   and. are   forced   to   pay  heavy express and customs charges.  Fell Into the Cut. *  . Nicholas Oates, a well known  miner at the Poorman, had an un-  pleasaut experience on Thursday  night. He was walking to the C.  P. R. depot and made the mistake  of taking Vernon street, which is  now closed up. On reaching the  end of the street Oates did not see  the cut made by the C. P. R. people in re-arranging the yard, and  plunged over. The drop was  about ten feet, and Oates lost two  teeth and injured his knee badly.  He remained in town aud consulted  a doctor, who told him to lay off  from work for a few days.  Paddy Ryan Dead.  Ai.hanv,   December   14.���Paddy  Ryan,   ex-champion   heavy-weight  pugilist of the world, died tonight.  THE RACE OF THE CYCLERS  TEN PROPOSITIONS FBOM C_��  Emperor Willing to Pay Seven Hundred Million Taeis/U  Indemnity  and  Destroy  Forts.  as  TELEGRAPHIC NEWS FROM VARIOUS DOMINION SOURCES  J_'  1*1$!  mm  THREE TEAMS ARE ALMOST NECK  AND NECK.  The Tournament Ends Saturday Night  at 10 O'clock���Kaser's Riding Was  the Feature of the Day.  then  bank  in  a  New York, December 14��� The  fourteen weary six day grinders,  cycling for fame and "money, kept  grinding out mile after mile during  the day and evening, at the rate of  about=lS=miles=an=hourr=and=a_=="|_=  o'clock tonight the leaders had  covered 2204 miles and 7 laps,.with  the third team just one lap behind.  All the contestants in the big race  are reported to be in such shape as  will insure tho continuing to the  finish at 10 o'clock tomorrow night.  The leading teams iu the race are  Elkes and McFarland. Pierce and  McEachern are always on the alert  to catch the others napping,  to shoot down from the high  on tho side of the garden  frantic effort to get in the coveted  lap that would probably settle the  affair.  McEachern got a good start on  the bunch at 8 o'clock tonight, but  Elkes was hot after him again and  McEachern had to come back to  the others after setting a merry  clip for a few miles. The fierce  day's riding was the performance  of Kaser, the seemingly tireless  partner of Ryser, who at five  o'clock this morning by a marvelous burst of speed stole a clean lap  on the riders. He repeated ,(the  performance shortly after 2 o'clock  this afternoon, this time, however,  having to circle the track over  twenty times, or two. miles, before  he caught up with the bunch.  Score at 1 p. m. was: Pierce and  McEachern 2281.3, Elkes and McFarland 2281.3, Simar and Gougo-  litz 22S1.2, Kaser and Ryser 2280.0,  Frederick and Fisher 22S0.7, Waller and Stinson 2279.4, Babcock and  Arensou 1500.1, Turville and Gimm  1409.7.  Lord O'Hagan Dead.  London.     December     14.-  O'Hagan died this evening.  -Lord  .Victoria, December 14.���Advices  from Shaug-Hai say: According to  creditable Chinese sources the information is^ that emperor Kwang  Sri will agree to the following demands of the powers: First���Indemnity to the amount of seven  hundred million taels, payable within six years and guaranteed by the  revenues. Second���The erection in  Pekin of a suitable monument to  the memory of baron vot Ketteler.  Third���An imperial  prince, a  near  relative of the emperor, to go to  Berlin to apologize and express regret for the murder. Fourth���Foreign troops to hold the lines of co'n-'  municatioii between Taku aiid  Pekin. Fifth���Punishment of Boxer  ������'officers.'. Sixth���Candidates from  districts whore anti-foreign outrages have been perpetrated, not to  be allowed to compete in Chinese  examinations in Pekin for five  years. Seventh���Abolition of the  tsung li yamen. Eighth���Foreign  envoys to have access to tho emperor at all times. Ninth���Importation of arms and ammunition into  the province of Chi Li to be abolished. Tenth���Tho land and sea  forts between .Shan Hai Kwan,Taku  and Pekin to be destrojred.  Sealskin Sales.  Vic tor ia, -December 14.  were received today  share of preferred for-.'every thfee^-tfi  shares of common now held.laiiy^J  stock not taken up being assumed-^--  by the underwriters. The.,"new'r^g|  plant is expected to be iii oijeratioh'-^i  in twelve months.        *    "    " *"- ?*$0$  Should Be Laurier and Tuppen  ,%  Kingston, December 14.���Lee-'  turiug here last night, sir John*  Bourinot said that if Canada is'to  be represented at the Australian  convention the delegates should be ���/>;  sir Wilfrid Laurier aud sir Charles  Tupper, one representing French**-"'��  and the other English-speaking**^  Canadians. The latter deserved  such distinguished recognition-for ">-]  his magnificent services in connec- ���*&��  tion with confederation. Two such*'"-J  delegates, while representing two j*"/;?  peoples, would indicate tlie unity\'^f  that exists in the Dominion.  ml  I  mi  Advices  from sales of  sealskins at the Hudson Bay aud  Campsou company's London olfices.  Some 3;'J,000 skins wero sold. The  price averaged sixty shillings and  six pence for British Columbia  cbitst skins aud seventy shillings  and six pence for Behring sea skins  at Lampson's, and sixty shillings  and six pence respectively at the  Hudson's Bay company.  New Rolling Mills.  Montr K A ia, December M.���The  directors of the Dominion Iron aud  Steel company,'whose plant is now  approaching completion at Sydney,  Cape Breton, held a meeting here  today and decided to erect a big  plate and rolling mill. The funds  necessary will be provided by the  issuing of $5,000,000 of preferred  stock, which has been underwritten  by a strong syndicate. This stock  will be issued to the present shareholders  in   the  proportion  of one  ^ ..Historic Building Destroyed.      "  '���$_  Halifax, December 14.���Garri-y  son chapel, built in the early pnrbj-,%.  of the century, was destroyed . by'"*-*  fire this afternoon.* The buildin'gvS  was one of the historic buildings of ��"*-J'  tho city, and thousands of -Eng;  laud's troops worshipped there.; *Sa*J  Hundreds of tourists visited it eachi^  jrear, anxious to see thexSundajrv'^  parade to the church.    The 'buildy^l  ing   was   not * insured,  started from the furnace  The. "fire-  mm  ���im  Not to ,Be Fired.        , -  Montukal, December 14.��� Mont-,*^  real aldermen are relenting. ' .The'j.P*1  fin a n co committee today deeidedyi  that all civic employees who \vere>\4'  to be fired are to be kept to, "May-���";?.���  1st and others for the whole year, y  At the end of-that time those who"^  shev good conduct will be kept.       '_~>   * " *   - I'  Wouldn't Admit Photos. -*  Toronto, December 14.���Chan- '  cellor Boyd today refused to admit i  photographs of a certain portion 'of ,-  a company's books as exhibits in a  suit. Photos were cheaper thaii '  making certified copies. The chan-'."  cellor said he did not know why all *  these novelties should be introduced  into Canadian legal practice.  But Six Conservatives Returned.  Ciiarlottbto'wn, P. E. i., Decern-',  bcr 14.���Late returns indicate that  only   six   Conservatives   were   re-,'  turned in the  provincial  elections.  Battle Still Rages.  Jon ann ���������suu u( i,   1 December  14.  The following i** from Kitchener's  dispatch: The battle still continues  on the hills a few miles from  Krugersdorp. General Clements  has asked for reinforcements and  mounted men under general French  have already gone. There have  been many casualties on both side?.  It is estimated that the Boers  number 2800.  Answered Rosebery's Criticism.  London, .December 14.-"-In the  house of lords today lord llarwick  answered lord Rosebery's criticism  in the house at the reassembling of  parliament when the latter referred  to the former, now under secretary  of state for India, as being a member of a firm of stockbrokers He  said that when he had been offered  the appointment he had explained  to lord Salisbury and to lord George  Hamilton, the secretary of state  for India, that though he would relinquish active business he could  not sever his connection with, his  firm.  After lord Rosebery had replied,  asserting the correctness of his  principle, lord Salisbury took exception to the soundness of lord  Rosebery's views. He said lord  Rosebery had raised a similar claptrap cry against stock brokers, who  were not more guilty of commercial  sin than others of the mercantile  community. If no one connected  witli a commercial business was  capable of filling a government  position it was not only a stigma  upon an honorable profession, but  tho circle of men available for the  service of the country would bo  seriously diminished. The field for  the selection of ministers was small  iu this country. The doctrine invented by lord Rosebery was of no  value-fur any-practical^urpose_r~="""'  Gerald Balfour, president of ��� the  board of trade, replying to a question of C. P. Trevelyue, said tho  board   had   received  several  com-p  munications regarding the extortion-  of   blood   money from  seamen at.  Portland, Oregon.    The matter had  been brought  to  the  attention  of  English officers.  Bradstroet's Report.  Niow York, December 14.���Brad-  street's tomorrow will say: Favorable conditions rule generally in all  lines of seasonable trade. Holiday  preparations are brisk. A good export demand is noted. Retail lumber is rather quiet, but wholesalers  are preparing for a good year.  Hardwoods are especially firm in  price. Bauk clearings are smaller  than la*<t week, but still a little in  excess of last year, while railroad  earnings continue to show moderate  gains over 1S90.  Boiler Explosion.  Buffalo, December 14.���The  boiler of a Lehigh Valle5r engine,  which was hauling a* string of  freight cars at Cheetowaga, exploded tonight, flying clear of the  trucks and turning end over end.  The engineer and fireman were  instantly killed.  The  Joe  pro-  No One to Prosecute  Chicago, December 14.���  cases against Terry McGovern,  Gans, manager Harris and the  motors of last night's fight were to  day dismissed for want of prosecution. Frank Hall, who caused the  arrests, asked a continuance, which  was denied. ..������:'������  A.  THE TRIBUTE:  NELSON B. C  SATURDAY DECEMBER lo 1900  *t   T  l'Xt  i  p  ��� *���'  v'  ��� �����  >y!sC*_"-*^^^^'^^^^^-'*v*v y-^-^^^~5ZS^S~i^f~i'0jf.^t  ti  ti  ti  ti  ti  ti  ti  ti  ti  ti  ti  I Our Groceries!  are of the finest quality, iti  and the goods are always ti  fresh. Our large sales en- ti  able us to keep the goods ti  moving all the lime. They ti  have no chance to become ti  stale. ti  *_:���? :��:_���_:_ :_���*_ ��_3 feS* S****: 666' 6fe*f:  \*>  to  to  ti  $ China  \v. In our China,Department j_  to '  Crockery  a��d  ������_���. we have the largest and rich- *  \W 'a.    "'",   ��� , ���   '     *  %iV est   display   ever   shown   in it*  iti  l^-.the. city.   The many pieces ofjjj  }{' _4i_T CHINA  }jit     and POTTERY  to ,        -���;   |!i so admired by all women, are'*  ���"��� here  in abundance, and you*  cannot fail to pick  out pres- j��j  w  *��*���  -��*.  *)>  ���j*..  ������*���  i>  i.  ���(*'  ���*������-  i>  'i>  *l��  t��  I*  1*  ''��  to  ���}} ents that will please.  D ALT ON WARE  ti  ti  to  Peek, Frean & Company's to.  from 25 cents to $1.35 per (fl  pound. Don't fail to see ''to  the choice assortment just to  opened up. to  -__ to  to  COPENHAGEN  ST.  CLOUD  LIMOGES  to  to  to  to  to     _______  to        to Goods are all marked in plain $  to figures, and we  invite  to inspection.  to  to  i*>  your t*\  i.  f.  ���*��  i.  ^73'_d-3:_��*s:,'_'-3tr-t:-*-:&&fe't.-f:-frf.S-'.  Plum Pudding!  Crosse & BlackwelPs or to  Peek.& Frean's, 111., 40c; to  2H��, 75c; 31b, $1.00; 41b, to  $1.25. Why trouble to make to  them when you can buy (?*  goods at such to  to  to  ing to us to be cautious and prudent  in incurring new civic financial  responsibilities.  Peter's Pence Fund.  Pope Leo XIII and several members of the College of Cardinals  had a conference concerning the  disposition to be made of the Peter's  Pence Fund, which is of usually  great proportions this (Holy) year.  Up to the end of Oetober the fund  amounted to $3,200,000, and the.in-:  dications are that it will exceed the  $4,000,000 mark before the end of  the year. Tho reason the Peter's  pence collections this year have  reached this prodigious magnitude  is because it is jubilee year, and  marks the anniversaries of many  great events in the pope's life. The  conference to:determine the manner  of investment of this year's Peter's  pence does not appear to have resulted in anything definite and will  be resumed early next week.  such choice  low prices,  to  to  to  to  to  to TELEPHONE   13  -'<S__:_��* ________ -_:&&-_;��;&,;��---��        ->_*s:"_>:aifti4:i_:iSia*,  ' ��� 'f{��^^3��,:^'ff ��T.*ff^^��r-<5:***v*--- <f-0-si'_9'0-m��*i9*s_.'  to  to  to  'to  ���to  to  to  1BV  %\\z ��rttmne��  JI____XXXI-X_ZZZXXX1XT.IXXZXIXZ-_IXIIXT__X_I-XXXXXXXZZ1  NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS.  From and after October 1st, all  subscribers to the Daily-Tribune  who are served by earrier will  be required to pay their subscriptions weekly to tho carrier.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES.  - Weekly, by carrier  .       .  j Monthly, by carrier  . Throe Months, by carrier  1 Six Months, by carrier  .     .       ���  ] One Year, by carrier       .       . ,  _______x___j,_*-_kwi_iii_*__i_xix__:  .$ 95  1 00  . 2 GO  6 00  .  10 00  -' One of the brightest speeches  made at the annual dinner of the  Mine Owners' Association at the  Hume on Thursday night was that  of Jules Fleutot, who spoke in  I'Vench. This goes to show the  cosmopolitanism of our population.  The Evening Aliner says the  unions have boycotted certain business men because of the stand they  have taken on questions of the  day. Does the miner include in  these unions the one that had its  annual dinner at the Hume on  Thursday night ?  Thr Miner and Tub TuimJNi**  help each other out when breakages occur in machinery or when  paper runs short, in fact, the plant  of the one is at tho service of the  other to tide over temporary difficulties. About the only thing they  do not lend each other is their bank  accounts.   The lawyers of Nelson have a  union, the doctors have a union,  the dentists have a union, the surveyors have a union, the mine  owners have a union, and the business men haye a union. Yet, no  one gives that as a reason why a  lawyer, or a doctor, or a dentist, or  a surveyor, or a mine owner or a  business man should be deprived of  the right of running for the office  of mayor or alderman. If the  members of the unions above mentioned aspire to office, why should  not the members of trades unions  Jiave like aspirations? If a printer,  or a painter, or a railroad man, or  a mason, or a barber, or a carpenter, or a laborer, or a plumber, or a  jeweler, all of which trades have.  unions in Nelson, aspires to office,  why should his candidacy not be  treated on its merits the same as  the candidacy of men who follow  other pursuits? In the East ward,  of those mentioned for aldermanic  honors, one is n marine engineer,  another is a carpenter .and another  is a barber. Either of these men  would make a good alderman, yet  because they happen to follow a  trade, instead of a business pursuit  or a profession, they must not  make their aspirations known. In  the present council there are three  professional men. Is the record  they have made one that people  will talk of ten years hence?  Tun* Evening Miner's candidate  for mayor has fallen flat; instead  of being elected by acclamation, he  wilLbeJjejLtejLby a hundred.-   This  KOOTENAY....  COFFEE GO^  Coffee Roasters  Dealers in Tea arid Coffee  a3:-93'-i_3_:-9:-5_'-3ef _*��*���_*-*&**:  We ares oH'oring at lowest prices 1 lie best  Kriulos of Ceylon, India, China and Jiipn.ii  Teas.  Our Res', "Mocha nnd .lava Coft'cc, per  pound  S   10  Mocha and Java RUud, "i pounds���' 1 00  Choice Hlend Cofl'ee,-I -oiimb*  1 00  Special Hlend Coll'co, (i pounds  1 00  Ii.ii* lilend CfiH"te, G pounds  1 00  Special Hlend Ccj lou Tea, per pound 30  A TRIAL ORDER SOLICITED.  KOOTENAY COFFEE CO.  Telephone 177.  P. 0. Box 182.  WEST BAKER STREET, NELSON. -  Ask "_"our Grocer-  lor -Jew    -  SWEET   CIDER  for Mince Pies.  CIDER  VINEGAR  THORPE & CO., Ltd.  Removal Sale  In order to clear out the remainder of our stock of  FANCY GOODS  TOYS, ETC.  we  will  sell  at greatly  reduced  prices until December 24th.  is not because of the personality of  the candidate,-but because of the  personality of the men who are  acting as his sponsors. Candidates  for office are judged by the company they keep. All the men who  havo a grievance or a grudge against  the city are supporting the Evening  Miner's candidate.  Municipal Expenditures.  Vancouver Nows-Advertiscr. ��  Although it is not difficult for  " the man in the street " to throw  up his hat for municipal expenditures which entail no burden ou  him, in more than one Canadian  city the property owners are finding  that even expenditures on matters  connected with desirable civic improvements sometimes cause much  inconvenience and some hardships.  In Winnipeg, for example, the rate  of municipal taxation has reached  this year the large figure of 28��  mills on the dollar. Money is due  to the banks and the sinking fund  is in arrears. It is necessary to  raise nearly $700,000 by a sale, of  debentures, but the high rate of  taxation makes purchasers of such  securities rather reluctant to make  an offer except at a lower price  than would otherwise be the case.  As the Monetary Times says:  " Winnipeg requires to act with  prudence; without prudent financial  management she must suffer." AVe  have had experience in Vancouver  of money borrowed to pay for works  of a temporary character aud other  incidents displaying bad business  methods, and Winnipeg's present  experience should serve as a warn-  We are unable to display  our stock of new goods,  but if you don't see what  you want, ask for it. We  have it.  The only complete stock  ofJoys, Dolls, eic.jnjhe_  city is to be found at our  OPERA HOUSE STORE  Limited.  Household  Furniture  Acting under instructions from  Rev. Robert Frew, who is leaving  the city, the undersigned will  offer for sale by public auction on  FRIDAY,   DEC.   21st  at -1:30 o'clock,  the whole of his very desirable  collection of Household Furniture  and effects, in his rooms over the  Merchants Bank of Halifax.  The goods,will be on exhibition  on the premises on the morning  of the sale..  Terms, Cash. For further particulars apply to  Chas. A; Waterman & Co.  AUCTIONEERS.  to  to  00 * 000' 00 ' 0-0'00 ' 0-0' 00 ' 0-0' 00 ' 00'?'00 '* 0_0'"00'* '00' 00 - '00  [jirtca-aKiixariJrTiritKi-irsi-ri  Holiday |  Novelties jj  j.   Arriving Daily.  \xx_xr-i_i_xx_Tix_xzxxzzxx--xxixx  00 . 00 .0-0 . 00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 . 00  d����a- *to^��_v ��__��< <Qka^ <0_k-< Xter ~*v ��SBaV ��S_  *a_.'  .00 .  I  i j r*_ixiii*_Tii3Xi*_i-!).-i:__ii*;  The new Straight  ij Front Corset. We  jj have them.  V-__x-___xx--_x______-_\____~-_xrt  to  to  to  to  Merchandise has its place in the preparations for the Xmas season.   The attractiveness  of the goods to be found in all onr departments will make brisk selling for the next three weeks.  m  m  m  m  CHRISTMAS   DOLLS  Our new line of dolls is now  on display. While the quality  'is .of the/highest, the price is  so modestly low th.it 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 dolls, brunette dolls, 9  to 27 inches j35e to $8.50  SILK WAISTS  Nothing but the finest taffeta, liberty satins and liberty-  silks, from      $3.50 to $15  FURS  The great demand for furs  this season was recognized by  us very early-���in time to make  selections when they were at  their best. Whatever there is  for ladies to. wear, made of fur,  will be found in this department at very low prices.  HANDKERCHIEFS  You lose most of your handkerchiefs, the laundries wear  out the rest, and your handkerchief case needs constant filling. Wc have them from 5c  to' $7.50 each.  WINTER GLOVES  and Mittens in great variety.  The very latest style in gloves  is the suede, castor and mocha.  These gloves are nice for cold  weathers as they are much  Wairmcr than dressed kid. We  carry these lines in black, mole,  tans and greys,     $1.25 to $2  EIDERDOWN COMFORTS  The cold snap Avhich we  h.ive 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  ���flL  iin_xi*:c!iniiii:iir:xiiix:iiiij  Sole agents ||  for BuVterick ij  jj' Pattern's. ||  VINE & CO.  t*rTirirrxiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiKiiiiiin*u  al care taken |  all   mail |  �� Speci  I  ij in filling  ti orders.  tZLi_iiixuxxxizxxxixix::izix_ti  V^'-aS^ '-Sfc-AaSi; SL-'SL' iSL"*'1*'' 'ir_'___\' -^Z'0*' -\-\'.���*' ���*'**' <��_' ' *** 'mi'_^' mi 'm__' ml* * ^ 'ml'S- '���S'S*' iSl*' ���_���* *:S'*^' '12si_it  '^'****���-.'^--Z^y^a. ****-. *^;W. ���>tek->��k ��� **V,5-*-������*��*.'*5_T->*a. "2J** ��S ��� ' 00'r'00* 00'00* 00'-00'00"''00'^'0-0' 00 ' 00' 0-0 ' 00' 00 \ 00'00'  .- S21 to *!31Jl.i"kor Sired, Nelson"  f ���  ���*-'*>'  *    ' '  American ai*d European-Plan..  MEALS  25  CENTS  ROOMS LIQHTJSD BY RlaROTRrCITY  AND-HKATRl) BY STEAM  2.*" CENTS TO $1  QUEENS HOTEL  BAKER STRERT.-NJCIaSON,  Lighted by Electricity and Heated with Hot Air, *  NELSON  SAW & PLANING MILLS  Limited.  MM��MnMHHMMM��Wi_MH  "We are prepared to Furnish  by. ..ail, Barg-e or Teams  . -DIMENSION LUMBER  ROUGH and DRESSED LUMBER  LOCAL and COAST CEILING  LOCAL and COAST FLOORING*  "���"'"T 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.  Got -Our Prices beforo  purchasing* elsewhere.  Large comfortable. bedrooms, and  flrf-b-olass  -lulnK-roam. Sample room** for oommeriilal won,  RATES $2 PER DAY  hf|rs. E. C. ClarKe, Prop.  XATK OF THKROVAI. HOTMt.OALO-K.  jfladjeo House  Baker aud Ward  Stroets, Nolson  The onlj hotel In; Nelson that has remained  under one managomer.ti since 1890.  The bed-rooms are -well furnished and lighted  by eloctrloity.  : Tho bar la always stocked by the beat dom s-  tlo. and Imported liquors and cigars.  THOMAS MADDEN. Propriebor.  SLOGAN JUNCTION HOTEL  , J. H. McMANUS, Managor  Bar stocked with best brands of wines, liquors,  and Cigars.' Boor on draught. Large oomfort-  ahln rimm*.   FlrnM-iasx t���hln bnnral.  R. REISTERER & CO.  BREWERS AND BOXT-KRB OB*  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  OFFICE: CORNER  HALL AND  FACTORY: HALL STREET, C. P. R. CROSSING.  FRONT STREETS.  lulfcLS: HALL STREET WHARF  P. Burns & Co.  Hkad Offior at  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers in Meats  ^S^lfflfe..      Brawery at Helaon  COAL I      WOOD I  $6.15  Hard Coal  Anthracite  $9.65  I__I!X4l*V"31'R*E3'0  Crow's Nest  Coal  AGENTS .IMPERIAL Olla COMPANY, Ltd.  No order can be'accepted unless accompanied  by cash. ^_  Office:   Corner of'Hall  and Baker Streeta.  TELEPHONE 33.  Markets at   Nelson,   Rossland,   Trail,  Kaslo, Ymir,   Sandon,   Silverton, Nev  Denver, Rovolatoke, Ferguson Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade City, Mid  ���way, and Vancouver.  Mail Orders Promptly Forwarded  West Kootenay Butcher Co.  ALL KINDB OF*  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WnOLBSALM AND RETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  Baker Street, Nelson ��   Q.   TRAVES,   Manager  oRTORB.py MAH, Rsiniiinnii oarotot, >vn Pi-nvp** ��"��i'uni~inv  REAL ESTATE AND  INSURANCE. AGENTS  Agents for J. & J. TAYLOR SAsIS  Lethbridge Gait Goal  Tho Tuoati vnluo for the money lu the market  for all jjurpot-OH.  tkrmb c_8U      W. P. Tiebnev,.General Agent  Tnlfiohmio 1 '7.    llfllnB wltih O. n. J. OhrlRMn.  ARCHITISCTS.  ���tpWART &   CARRIK-Avchitects.    Rooms 7  -ut   and 8 Aberdeen block, Baker utreot, Nelson,  Bpgustown)   Fairview   Addition.  A. R. BARROW, A.M.LC.E.  PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  Corner Vlotoria and Koclxiaay sia-eete.  P. U Boa m. XELa-BHONE HO, &)  GAMBLE & O'REILLY  Baker Street  HEAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE  AGENTS     .  WHOLESALE TRADE  /ERATED AND MINERAL WATERS.  TlIOItPF* & CO., LIMITKI).���Cornor Vernon  and Cedar street--, Nelson, manufacturers  of and-wholosale dealers in rerated waters.and  fruit Byrups. Solo agents for Halcyon SprluKS  niiueral water.   Tolephono liO.  ASSAYERS*   SUPPLIES.'  WF. TR1STZKL & CO.-Corner Baker and  ��� Josephine streetk, Nelson, wholosaledeal-  t'l-s lu assayers supplies. Agents for Dtrnvcr  Fire Clay Co. of Denver. Colorado.  COMMISSION MERCHANTS.    *  HJ. KVANS & CO.-Baker streot. Nelson  ��� wholesale dealers iu liquors, .cigars  cement, llro brick and Qro clay, water pipe and  stuel rails, and goneral commission merchants.  ELECTRICAL  SUPPLIES.  KOOTKNAY KlalCCTKlC SUPPLY & CON-  S'lHUCTIONCOlMPANY���Wholesale dealers iu telephones, annunciators, bells, batteries,  fixtures, otc., Houston block, Nelson.  FLOUR AND FEED.  ���DRACKMAN - KICK MILLING COMPANY  ����� ��� Coreals, Klour, Grain, Ifay. Straight or  mixed curs sliippcd to all Kootenay Points.  Grain elevators at all principal points on Calgary-  Kdmonton U. R. Mills at. Victoria, Now Westminster, aud Kdmontou, Alberta.  TAYLOR FEED & PRODUCE CO.-Baker  street, Nolson (Goorgo F. Motion's old  stand), Flour, Feed, Grain, Hay. and Produce.  Car lots a specialty. Correspondence solicited,  Phouo 26.  FRESH AND.SALT:MEATS.  BURNS &   CO.-Hakor   Htroeli.   Nolson,  wholesale dealors iu fresh and oured meats,  Cold storaKe.  P.  GROCERIES.  A MACDONALD & CO.-Corner Front and  ��� Ilall streets, wholesale grocers aud  'obbors in bl.iukel_. gloves, mitts, boots, rubbers,  mackiuaws and miners' sundries.   KOOTENAY SUPPLY   COMPANY,   LIMI.  TJCD��� Vernon   Htroafc.  Nelson,   wholssale  grocors.   street, Nelson,   wholesale  TOHN CHOLDITCH & CO.-Front stroet), Nel-  tJ~fion,-''Tb(il(*salf* grnenrfl.  T   Y. GRIFFIN & CO.-Frpnt etreeb, Nelson,  ".   wholesale   dealors   ln  provisions,   oured  moats, butter and eggs.  HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.  HBYKRS & CO.���Corner Bakerand Josephine  .    ���   streeta, Nelson, wholosale dealers iu hardware and mining supplies.     ���       ���    -    ���  Powdor Co.  Agents for Giant  LAWRENCE   HARDWARE    COMPANY ���  Baker St, Nelson,  wholesale   dealers lc\  hardware and raining supplies, and water and  plumbers'supplies.  LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  ETON & CO.-Cornor Vt  luo stroets, Nolson, wholesale  i, olgars and d  _._    Jig Co. of Ml  gary Brewing Co. of Calgary.  rnuitNER, BRETON & CO.���Cornor Vernon  A and Josephine stroets, Nolson, wholesale  dealers ln llquoro, olgars and dry goods. Agents  for Pabsb Browing Co. of Milwaukee and Cat  POWDER, CAPS AND FUSE.  TXAMILTON. POWDER  COMPANY-Bake*  streot. Nelson, manufacturers of dynamite,  ��� * *���   * owdora,  eleotrio  sportlug. stumping and black blasting  wholesale dealors in oaps and fuse, am  blasting apparatus.  FOR RENT  6-roomed house and bath, together with kitchen  range, complete with hot and cold water, Observatory street, raaguificent view; rent, including water rate, fp2o per month.  5-roomed house, corner Cedar and Carbonate  Etreets; S20 pei* month.  n-roomed house, Hume Addition ; $15 per month.  4-roouied cottage, Gore street 812.50 per month.  0-roomed-house, corner of Mill and Hall streets;  S30 per month, from.lst Novemuer.  Rente collected.' Loans made.  Agents for British Columbia Permanent Loan  & Savinfta Company.  FOrI-ALL PLANTING  Home-prown Fruili.'and Ornamental Trees, Roses, Shrubs,  Viues aud Bulbs���80,000 to select from.   Address  M. J. HENEY, Vancouver, B. O.  SASH AND DOORS.     ,  NELSON SAW AND PLANING MILLS,  LIMITED���Corner Front and HaU streeta,  Nolson, manufacturers of and wholosale dealers  ln sash and doors; all kinds of factory work made  to order.  WINES AND CIGARS.  CALIFORNIA WINE COMPANY. LIMI-  TED-Comor Front and HaU streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers la wines (oase and bulk,  trnrt .dnmniWo anil Itotfiordno oUmrs. r  LAND   NOTICE.  Notice is hpreby given, that.sixty days after  date I intend to apply to the gold commissioner  for a lease on ci'own lands, situate in West Koot-  enav district, about .ten miles from the city of  ICaslo, in a northerly direction, consisting or 160  acres of unoccupied crown lands, commencing at  a post marked C. P. L , thonce.north on the lake  front 80 chains, thence west 20 chains, thence  south SO chains, thenco east 20 chains to place  ���ind post of commencement.  C. P..LOUDIN.  DR.  ALEXANDER  FORIN  OFFICE AND RESIDENCffl  Silica   street, between .Ward and  Josephine streets.  elephone 130.  '& \  I  THE TRIBUTE: ^ELSOKB.C SATURDAY; DECEMBER 15 1900  Y  _ _u_m(0^tii-ii*^-f-te-m  BAffl OF MONTREAL  CAPITAL, all paid up....$12.000.000.00  RBST    7.000.000.00  UNDIVIDED PROFITS       427.180.80  Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal ...Prosident  Hon. Qoorge A. Drummond Vice-President  "_��� 3. Clouston General Managor  NELSON BRANCH  Corner Bakor and Kootenay Streets.  A. H. BUCHANAN, Manager.  THE BANK. OF  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  NELSON  Branches In London (England) Nkw York,  Chicago, and all the principal citios in Canada.  Buy and sell Storting Exchange and Cablo  Transfors.  Grant Commercial and Travelers' Credits,  available in any part of tho world.  Drafts Issued, Collections Made, Eto.  Saving's Bank Branch  OUKKKNT KATK OK INTKRK-T l'AID.  EDITOR   STEAD  ON   THE  WAR.  Wo havo  been for months past  deliberately waging war upon  avo-  ni.6!. and   children.    Wb could  not  capture the men, but  the  unfortunate women were in our grasp, and  by burning their homes over  their  heads and depriving them of their  means of sustenance it was deliberately cdlculated that wo should be  able  to induce the  husbands,  for  pity's sake, to lay down their arms.  That policy utterly failed, as Botha  told  Ilobeits it would fail.     The  only result,  therefore, of turning  women homeless and foodless upon  tho  veldt  was  that, out of sheer  shame at the consequence  of their  own policy, our generals have been  compelled to gather up these homeless   creatures   into    great   prison  camps, where they are lodged in  tents or tin huts and kept prisoners  under the bayonets of sentries.   To  such a pass  have  we  come from a  determination   to  insist   upon   no  terms  but those  of  unconditional  surrender, that we have made famine iu the lnud.    We are destroying  the crops; we have  taken away all  farming gear by  which new  crops  can be raised.  - AVe shall soon havo to face the  alternative of feeding the whole  non-combatant population or allow  them to die of starvation-beTore the  eyes of the world. Of course 1 am  well aware that there are people  who pride themselves upon their  Christianity who would exult in  such a solution of the question.  . "It serves them right; let them die,"  is a verdict which in often heard in  ��� those <iuarters where they advo-  ,_ cate shooting prisoners and adopting stern measures. There is  nothing but brutality; for it i3 the  word of the hour in -Africa. To all  such persons it-might be suggested  whether they had not better sign a  petition to the queen, which is being  promoted by members of the Cape  parliament, asking her, in mercy's  sake, to murder women outright  rather than subject them to torture,  disgrace, extermination by Kaffir  outrage aud the gnawing tooth of  famine. * .  This, however, would be a . more  merciful policy than that which  , finds favor at present. It is too  straightforwardly honest for the  British Pharisee. Instead of killing  his victim in one ruthless massacre,  i-fter the fashion of the Turk, he  imagines he shirks responsibility by  dooming them to death by slow  torture inflicted by conditions  which he deliberately created.  The policy of general Roberts is  in direct opposition to the rules aud  usages of war defined at Tho Hague  conference and ratified by her  majesty's government. At the be-^  "~ginning, undoubtedly, soine^efTort"  was made to act iu accordance with  the rules of civilized warfare, but  the patience of general Roberts soon  gave out. The result is seen in a  number of barbarous edicts which  constitute an ineffaceable blot on  her majesty's reign. Just as Satan  justified letting loose hell upon  paradise by the tyrant's plea of  necessity, so general Roberts and  her majesty's ministers can justify  every crime human imagination can  conceive, which they have already  committed or are about to commit,  iipon the Dutch republics, but that  excuse will not pass muster at the  tribunal of history and it is already  condemned by the conscience of  mankind.  De' Wet has, on two occasions, offered to lay down his arms, but as  his conditions were refused, he continues fighting. To add to his determination to fight to the bitter  end his house was burned, his cattle killed, and his orchards hewn  down, so that henceforth he has no  stake in the country. He has nothing to save by surrender, nothing  to gain by laying down his arms,  except;banishment to St. Helena or  Ceylon, but he has at least the  sweetness of liberty and joy in  knowing that be is meting out ster;u,  though irregular, justice in the defeats and losses he inflicts upon the  men who put the torch to his homestead.  The case of De Wet is the case of  thousands. The destruction of his  homestead is one of those acts of  vindictive savagery which go far to  justify Kruger's declaration that  we are waging war like barbarians.  What would have been said of the  Is now prepared to issue Drafts and  Letters of Credit on Skaguay, U. S.,  Atlin, B, C, and Dawson City, N. W. T.  Germans if, in their march on Pari?,  they had burned the country house  of marshal McMahon or general  Trochu merely because it was the  private property of tho general of  the French army ? Wherein would  such an act of savagery dilfer from  Kitchener's treatment of De Wet's  houso? Natural results follow. We  inflict upon Do Wet a loss possibly  of ��2000 ; he, in his exasperation,  protracts the war week after week.  Every week costs the British taxpayers ��1,250,000. This is folly  made suicidal. Multiply De Wet's  case by a thousand and you have  the reason why the war still bailies  our utmost endeavors to bring it to  a close.        Sensational Shooting Affray.  Omaha, Nebraska, December 8.���  A sensational shooting affray last  night is coming to publicity in  Omaha. It is the story of one man  inviting another to carouse with  him and a couple of girl friends.  When the latter came to what was  to be the scene of the revel he was  introduced to his own daughters.  Inflamed with anger, he shot his  friend, and the police are now working on the case. The story is told  by Dr. J. J. Solomon, who lives and  has his office at 1S"J7 Vinton street.  A wounded man ho says was  brought to his office Friday shortly  before 0 o'clock. He had been shot  through the left shoulder, just below the clavicle. Dr. Solomon found  a place for the wounded man in  the neighborhood aud attended him  during a greater part of the night.  The physician intimates that he  received the man into his own  house and had him eared for there  until this morning. lie says he  then.telephoned for friends of his  patient and had him taken home.  Dr. Solomon declines to give "the  name of his patient of Friday night,  but declares lie. is a citizen of  Omaha. in this connection Dr.  Solomon tells a strange story. The  Omaha man, he says, sent a' note to  a friend in Council Bluffs yesterday," asking him to come across the  river aud meet him, adding: "I  know ayoung lady who will bring  her sister and we can have a social  timo."  When   the  Council   Bluffs  man  A F��fL wnFof  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  local aud coast.  Flooring  local and coast.  Newel Posts  Stair Rail  Mouldings  Shingles  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  of all kinds.  Imperial Bank of Canada  - HEAD  OFFICE. TORONTO.  Capital Authorized $2,500,000  Capital Paid up $2,468,603  Rest  . $1,700,000  D. R. Wilkie, General Manager.  E. Hay. Inspeoter.  Nelson Branch���Burns Block, 221- Baker Street)  J. M. IaAY.Manatc-.  entered the room where he had  been asked to meet his'friend he  saw and i*ecogni->*ed the two sisters  as his own daughters. Infuriated,  he lost all power of self-control,  drew a revolver from his pocket  and fired at his friend. The bullet  was meant for the heart, but went  too high and pierced the left  shoulder. Every effort was made  by the inmates of the house to keep  the matter quiet. Who the men  were is a mystery. Dr. Solomon will  not tell, and the police say they do  not know.  NELSON OPERA liOUSE  saturdayTdec. 15  Matinee and Evening.  19 WHAT TOD WANT IB NOT IN flTOOB*  WK WIX.L.MAKK IT lfOK -OU  CALL AND GET PRICEd.  J. A. Sayward  IIALL AND LAKK STRBRTS. NKLSON  Porto Rico Lumber Go.  (LIMITED)  CORNER OF  HKNDRYX AND VERNON STREETS  Rough and  Dressed  Lumber  Shingles  Mouldings  A-1 White Pine Lumber Always in  Stoclt.  We carry a complete stock of  CoastFlooring, Ceiling, Inside Finish, Turned Work, Sash and Doora.  Special order work will receive  prompt attention.  Porto Rico Lumber Go. Ltd.  REILEY k BENDY  SUCCESSORS  TO II. D. ASHCROFT)  BLACKSMITHS   AND    WOOD   WORK*-!*  EXPERT HORSESHOEINC.  Special attention given to jll kinds of repairing  and custom work from cv.side points. Heavy  bolts made to order ou sbuit notice.  CAPTAIN BEACH  ... THE���������  WATER KING  _.    This great American swimmer  will give-a-lecture on swimming  arid a grand aquatic exhibition, consistingof  EATING, DRINKING  SMOKING, WRITING  and SLEEPING ,  UNDER  WATER  This pci-fonnanco takes place in a large glas*i  tank filled with water, which is entirely exposed  to view. There are no mechanical appliances  for supplying air lo Mr. Beach while under water.  The management, guarantees a bona fide exhibition.    Afternoon performance at 3 o'clock.  Admission, Children 10c, Adults 25c.  Evening performance at 8 o'clock.  Admission 25e.  Surpassing*  Display in  Fall Suitings  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  o  E. Skinner  Neelands' Building, Baker Street).  FRED J. SQUIRE. Manager.   -  ARTHUR   GEE  MERCHANT TAILOR.  OPPOSITE   THE   QUEKN'S   HOTEL.  Largo slock of high-class Imported goods. A  specialty of the square shoulder���the latest  fashion in coats.  P. J. RUSSELL  Buyer and Exporter of  RAW   FURS  Highest Prices  Prompt Returns  Fait* Assortment  Ship by Express.   NELSON, B. 0.  MRST A. HALTON.  FINE DRESSN|AK!/,C A SPECIALTY  MADDEN  BLOCK.  LADIES' TRIPED HATS  Endless Variety  And Prices to Suit.  ���MRS. e. Mclaughlin,  JOSEPHINE STREET.  LADIES'HAIRDBiilSSINGPABLOB  Mrs. Fred Knapp has opened a ladies' hair  dressing, shampooing and singing parlors in a cot  tage on Victoria street, opposite Phair Hotel,  NOTICE TO DELINQUENT CO-OWNERS  To Geo. H. Lammers, J. R. Chanson, or "to  any person or persons lo whom he may have  transferred his interest in the Harvey Joy  mineral claim, at Morning Mountain, Nelson  Alining Division.  You are horeby notified that I have expended  One Hundred Dollars in labor and.irnuroveuient*"  upon tho above mentioned mineral claim, in  order to hold said mineral claim under tho  provisions of the Mi-eral Act, and if within  ninety days from the date of this notieo yon fail  or refuse to contribute jour proportion of such  expenditure, together with all cost*-of advertising, your interest in Paid c'aini will become tho  property of the subset ibur, under section four of  an Act entitled "An Act to Amend tho Mineral  Act, 1900." SILAS H. CROSS.  Dated this 12th day of December, 1900,  ">��'.. y_  ��� '"���������;.������'���.-._'?.���  *c-_��*-=-_ ��� *^�� <=-_. ��� ^"T^ ^"*T�� fe> fer ��� "c^Ta >sr�� <sr �� fer ��� ^To *&r= ^r.  ^ �� *"="*> ��� *"_*, *���<="_. ���*""_, �� *C*-�� <��� <C-_, o ^ . <C_�� ���vC_t ���<."_* ���*-^��v^��'-S;l��^S��VC-*V-^%^%^^^%^=*'>^  ��� ^*s. *<v_i *��� <C_* a"C_i ��� ^-X '<��_*���'  My  ��� ��� ���  ��� ������  > 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. -  ���33333_3S3fcfcefee6ee-**'  jDUSINESS 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. Catchpenny 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 before 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.  -***__-*-__��___:&&��*��-��&.-*-:  JACOB   DOVER,   The   Jeweler  INELvS-diX,    B. - G.  Our Watch Making Department has no Equal in B. C. All Goods Bought Here Engraved Free of Charge  ��^o (Z3 o C-? . ��_"*. ��-_"> . (��_"> . ��_"��� . ��_"���* . ��_"*" . ��"*""��� o ��_">, ��_"- o ��_**" . ��_"** . ��_*-* . ��*""��� o ��****" . ��_"������ . ��"_"" . ��_Zl. C_T? . ��_" . ��Z> . ��-_"��� . �����_"* .f"?. ��"_7  -^^'���- - ** -���*  '���- -���-  -��� '��� > <"~*> <"���"*-�� <*"*"*-*��� c~_*' <_**> -o <z"*>- c ~- <   => <**"**"-�� o c"_"�� d**> -d*"*** <____* o*> <""**-' <"*"*"*- <  -  ��� ^^ >^�� ^^ ^^ ^^ ^^ ^s, ��� *^�� ���-=-������, ��� *^�� *c_, ��� ^�� ^^ ^�� ^�� ^^ ^^ *^�� ^  ^v-^v**-"**. ���*"**��� -  ELECTRICAL NJAGHINERYj  Transformers  Telephones, Bells  Annunciators, Lamps  GAS AND ELECTRIC FIXTURES I  HOT WIRE ARC LAMPS  FOR INCANDESCENT CIRCUITS.  ISP1?! CLING SURFACE BELT DRESSING  ELECTRIC SUPPLIES.  KOOTENAY ELECTRIC  SUPPLY & CONSTRUCTION CO.  Nelson, B. C.  *__-_-"���  THE:  Mansfield Manufacturing Go.  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 you 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 wo shall be In a position to supply  these products at reasonable rates.  We shall also Keep on hand a stock of Fire Brick, Firo Clay,  Tiles and Cement.  &Qur=Bricks^an(LLIme^Roek=have=taken=theJEi!irst-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 offer special rates to Contractors  and  Builders.  ERNEST MANSFIELD,  tor The Mansfield Manufacturing Company.  Successors to  The West Kootenay Brick <����� Lime Co., Ltd.  PHB  BEST  BEER.  ST. LOUIS LAGER  To be had wholesale at Nelson,  'fl. P. Rithet & Co., Ltd.  victoria, b. c.  A.  B.  GRAY,  Baker  Stroet,   Nolson  Kootenay Agent.  MUSIC.  Mrs. T). B. Murray, gradunta in vocal and in-  atriunonUil music, is now prepared J,o receive  pupilu for Instruction in voice culture, Italian  method, also piano and or^an.  For terms and further particulars apply room  5, A. Macdonald building, corner Jotjephiuu and  Vt-rnuB street.  FOR SALE CHEAP.  Well Established  CONFECTIONERYBUSINESS  ON BAKER  STREET.  Apply for particulars, next door,  to Nelsou Wine Company.  bTc.^xpress  and Transfer Co.  Baggage and express moved to any. part) of the  Cafc"f.   Special attention _iven to ben-sry testmlng.  Ofllco with tho Nelson Wine Co., Baker street.  GEO. F. MOTION, Manager.  Telephone 03. '  ���Contracting Painters, Decorators, L^perhangort*.  Full lino of wall paper, niouldUigs, elo,   KaiHo-  raining and Tinting.   Strictly llrat-olatis  work:.  .Estimates furnished;   :RoHldcnco Mill Street),   MRrfjn'N'    R   C.  ���Opposite School House ���WfiiJ-lW.M,  Dm "U.  ENGINEERS.  i/*lHARIaK8 PAKKKU���MlninR anrt mining en-  <-*   glueer,  'r-irnor-UoeokhBlock, .(akarit-eft,  JNelauu,  Sealed Tenders addressed to (.he undersigned,  .and endorsed "...Tender for Post Oilice, etc.,  Nelcon, H. C ," will be received at this olllce  until Wednesday, 1 lie 'iud January, 1!*01, inclusively, for tlie erection of a Post- Olllce, etc.,  at Nelson, it. (J., according to plans anil specifications to be seen at the oflices of .lanies Allan  Maclonald, Ksquiic, architect, N'clson, )"*. C; <.<.  A. Keefer, Esiiuirc, nsidenL engineer. New  Westminster, li. C: William Henderson, Ksquiri-,  clerk of works. Victoria, It. C, and at the Department of Public Works, Ottawa.  Tender*' will not be considered unless made on  the form supplied and .signed with the actual  signatures of tenderers.  An accepted chenne on u chartered bank payable to tho order of the Minister of Public  Works, equil to tea per cent (10 X) of the  amount of the tender, must accompany each  tender. This cheque will be forfeited it Iho  parly decline the contract or fail to complete the  work contracted for, and will lie returned in case  of non-acceptance of tender.  The department, does not bind itself to accept  the lowest or any tender.  Hy oilier,  JOS. li. HOY.  Acting Secretary.  Department of Public Works, I  Ottawa, :ii-d December, liXJO  /  Newspapers insert Ing this ad vertiscnicnt with  =oiitraiir.horit>-froiii=tlio-depaTttiienb=will=not*bo=  paid for it.  1.IURKAU 01'" PROVINCIAL INFORMATION  In order that the Government niny be in possession ot definite information Willi which to  supply those i-coklng in vest men's in this Province, I am instructed to invite paitioulai-H from  those who have properties forsalo, and who niay  feel disposed to forward such particulars to this  olllce for the purpose in I'ueslioii.  In view of tho proposed early reorganization  of tlio Agent-Oeneral's Olllce in London, R'ng-  hind, the desirability of having on tile a list of  farms and other properties for sale, with full and  acciii-nle doUills Is obvious. Pronei ties submitted may Include farms and farm lands, industrial or commercial concerns, timber limits,  water powcJs, or oilier enterprises affording  opportunities for legitimate investment  It Is not proposed to rccomiiicn i properties to  Intending investors, but. to all'ord tho fullest,  access lo the classllled Hits and nil available Information connected therewith, and to place inquirers in communication with the owners.  Tho fullest particulars aro desired not only of  the properties themselves*, but.of the localities in  which they are situated, and Hie conditions  aflecting tliein. For tliis purpose printed  schedules will, upon application, be forwarded  to those desirous of making sales.  U.  K.  C'OSNHLL,  Secretary Bureau of Provincial Information.  Victoria, It. C, November llilh, ,IKJ0.  NOTICE.  .Rossland, B.C., November Oth, l'lOO.  To F. li. S.vi.isuuHY :  Notice Is horeby given thatl, William Griffiths,  intend to claim the interests in the following  named mineral claims formerly held by F. II.  Salisbury, on which ho has neglected to pay bis  share of the expenses ot tho annual assessment  work.   To wit:  A one-half (J) interest in llio "Bunker Hid"  mineral claim.    A ono half (1) interestin tho "Sull!van"mlnernl  claim. ,    .  A ono half (J) Intorest in the "Fidelity mineral  cla'm.  All tho adjoining claims, ituated on Iho west  fork of the' north foil: of Salmon rivrr, In the  Nelson Mining Division,  This act ion is taken under Section 11 of Chapter 4a. of the statutes of 1SI)0 and amendment- of  1��00. WILLIAM 11. TOWNSKND,  Agent tor William UrilUths.  NOTICE  Anybody knowing the whereabouts of Richard  *\1 -.Won will confer a favor upon his anxious and  enquiring relatives by communicating tlie samo  to the undersigned who is in direct communication with ihein.  JAMES AY!LICS,  Secretary Nelson Miners' Union  TRADES "UNIONS. *    -  ���VTKLSON MINERS' UNION NO. 90. W. F. a '  ���"   M.���Meets in miners' union rooms, north- ���  east cornor Victoria and Kootonay streets, every  Siturday evening at 8 o'clock.   Visiting: mem '  bora welcome. M. R. Mowatt, President. .Tamo  Wilkes,   Secretary.     Union Suaik ok* Wagks"  fok Nelson    Disniicr���Per   shift,    machine,  men, $3.50: hammersmen minors, $.1.25; muckers,  carmen, shovelcra and othor underground labor- ���  ers, S3.00.  ���TIRADES AND LABOR COUNCIL ���The rcgu- ,  ���*��� lar meetings of the Nelson Traded and Labor-.  Council will beheld m the miners' union hall,\  corner of Victoria and Kootenay streets, on the  first and third Thursday of each month, at  7.30 p. m. G. J. Thorpo, President. J. H, Mathe- '  Bon, Secretary. -a  ��� .������ ��� *_  rpHK regular mootingH of I ho Carpcntors*��Union'~  ���*���   aro neld on  Wednesday evening of each  wook, at. 7 o'clock, in tho Miners' Union hall corner Victoria and Kootenay streets. _ R.  Robin- *"  son, President.   Jornos Coifing, Secretary.  ���  ���DARBERS' UNION.-Nclson Union, No. IDC. ot"*,  ��J tho International Journeymen Barbers Un-,"  ion of America, meets every first and third Mon-'  day of each month in Minei's Union Hull, corner  of victoria and Kootenay sheets, at 8-30 p.m.  sharp. Visiting hrotheis coidially invited to  attend. It. McMahon, pin-*idmil . J. H. Mathe-**;  son. pecrctury-lreasiiiei: J. C. Gai dnor, iccoiding'  secretary..  ���< ".I  &_t   , l-a _  ���DRICKLAYKP_3 AND MASONS' UNION. ' *"- _  J-f The Bricldayors and Masons' Intcrnationaf *,<  Union No. 3 of Nelson meclfl secondhand fourths '<_  Tuosdays in each -month at Miners Union hall. <f  J. W. Kteher, president; Joseph Clark, recording.  and corresponding secretary.  ABORERS" UNION.���Nolson laborers' Pro '-'-���*!  tectivo Union, No. 8121, A. F. of L , meets iu  Fraternity Hall, Oddfellow's block, corner of Ka-    _,  ker and Kootonay i-treets, every Monday evening * jj  at7::)0p.m. Bharp. Visitine members of IhoAuiori- '*���'  can   federation   cordially  invited   to attend.^-.'  James Mathew, Prosident.   John Robsits, 10  .'its  cording secretary.     -������ - '���  NELSON PAINTilllS" UNIO.V-Tho rogular  meoting of the Pamlerb' Union is held  the first and third Fi Id.ays in each month nt Mm-- f*'  ors' Union hall at 7*:*0 hhaip. J. H. "Mdlwuid, -'-  President; WillJ. Hatch, SecrctAiy.  PLASTERERS*  UaVtON���The O. P. I. A. No.  -*-     172, nicots overy Monday  ovening iu  tho "  .  Elliot block, corner Baker and Stanley Btrcets, at" '  8o'clock.   J. 1). Mover, piesident; Donald Mr-,'-"  Ijftan. Baaairfttery! -  '  C0OICS' AND WAITERS'  UNION���Regular -���  innetiiigs on tlio second and fourth Thurs- *  days of each month, at S o'clock in Miners' Unii>u -  hall.   Visting brethci-n cordially invited.    C. F. ,  Bell,   president;    J.   1*.    Forestell,   secretary \  trc-isurer.  ^  FRATERNAL   SOCIETIES.  NELSON LODGE, NO. 23, A. T. tc A. M.'  Meets second Wednesday ln each month.  Sojourning brothron invited.  KNIGHTS OK PYTHIAS��� Nolson Lodge, No "-  25, Knights of Pythias, moots in I. O. O.��.  Ilall, cornor Baker aud Kootonay streeta overy,';  Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock, visiting Knighta "*���  cordially iuvitod to attend. F. J. Bradley, C. C.: v  J. A. Puquetlo, K. of R. & S. ;  NELSON L. O. L., No. 1092. meets In I. O. O. K."-  Hall, corner Baker and Kootenay streeta, *>"  1st and 3rd  Friday  of euch month.   Visiting  ^  brothorn'Cordiallyilnvitodi^=Ii.^RobinbOn, W. 2a.���  W. Crawford, Rocordiug-SooretAry.  SHERIFFS SALE.  Province of British Columbia, NeUon, in Wes  Kootonay, to wit:  By virtue of a writ of flcri-facias, i<isued out ot  the Supremo Court of Rrilitlr Columbia, at.tho  suit ot the Bank of Montreal, vlnintiffs. and to  me directed, against the goods and chat  tels of the Two 'Friends Mine, 1 inillcd  Liability, defendant'*, I have nebed and  taken lu execution all tlio right.tltlo ���mil Interest)  of tho said defendants, Two Friends Mine Limited Liability, in tlio mineral claim known a._  and called "Two Friends,"sltuated on lliedividu  between Lemon and Springer creeks, on lliee'ml"  slope of Lemon creek, located ou I he .'list da}* ot  July, A. D. IKi.'i. and recorded ln the olllco of tho  mining recorder for the Slocan Clly Mining I)iv->  islonoftlie We;t. Kootenay District, on tho 10th '  day of August. A. D. isa*>: and also all Iho riirht*  title and interest of the said defendant-*. Two  Friends .Mine, Limited Liability, in sixty (I'O) tons  of ore, more or less, mined from the miuoral  claim "Two Friends," and now upon tho property : To recover th��* sum of two thousand and"  eighty-nine dollars and elglily-llvo cents (?2.0S!)-.  .85) together with interest on two thousnnd and'  eighty-six dollar** and thirty-live cents (S20S(i3o)  at. six per centum por annum, from the 'Jlith day  of September, WOO, until paymonl. besides slier*  ill's poundage, officer's fees, and all other k'gnl  incidental expenses: All of whicli I shall c\poso  for sale, or sufficient tliercof to satisfy --aid judgment, debt, and costs, at tlie frout of my olllco  next to the court house, in the city of Nelson. B.  C. on Friday the 2lith day of October, A. ])., liMW  at the hour of eleven o'clock in the forenoon.  Notk.���Intending purchasers will satisfy thorn  selves as to interest and title of the said defen  dants.  Dated nt Slocan City tho 12th day of October  1900.  3. P. TUCK. Shei-nr of South Kootonay-  The above sale is postponed until Monday, the*  23th day of November, 1900, at the same placa  aud hour. S. P. TUCK,  Sheriff of South Kootonay.  The above sale is further postponed until  Friday the 21st day of Docembcr, 1SO0, at tha  same place and hour.  S. P. TUCK,  3h*��r'tf of South Kootenay.  **  "COMPANIES ACT 1897."  Notice is hereby given that the appointmert of  John M��llis9ii Williams as attorney of ' Tha  Chaploiiu Consolidated Cold Mining^ Company,  Limited." and of his substitute. Charles W.  (Irahaiii Rrowning, lias been revoked, and that  (.'alti-iel Lucien Rooert Weyl, accountant of Nelson, It. C, has been appointed as the ih-w attorney of the said company, and tho legistetecl  office of the company has been changed to Observatory street. Nelson. It. C.  ELLIOT & LENNIE.  Solicitors for the Company.  Dated this 20th d_-f of November, A. D��� 1900,  If THE TKIBWE: NELSON, B. C, SATUEDAY DECEMBER lo 1900  DIRECT   IMPORTATIONS   FROM  ENGLAND  AND   FRANCE  W. F. TEETZEL & CO.  Wholesale and Eetail Druggists  and Dealers in Assayers' Supplies.  VICTORIA   BLOCK,   NELSON___=__r  .. FMeform Clothing.  LEADS IN PUBLIC FAVOR.  NOTICE.  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 IfBanfc of Canaba  from and after  the Second day of January, 1901.  Halifax, 1st November, 1900.  E. L.  PEASE,  General Manager.  Keep this in mind when buying your Winter Suit. We  are now carrying a complete stock 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 219 BAKER STREET, NELSON.  STOVES!       STOVES!  We are sole agents for the celebrated  COLE'S HOT BLAST HEATERS  Will burn anything.    Results unequalled  in any line of heaters.  l.o  _.���   ���  I.'  lit-  1*5-  \t'  LAWRENCE HARDWARE COMPANY  ?m   $m  *e-i't=>>  i-*a-a-<  PEELS ________^_______=____~--==  Citron, Lemon and Orange.  RAISINS  Seeded, Unseeded-and Sultanas.  NUTS  Shelled Walnnts and Almonds.  ESSENCES   = =  Fifteen Different Flavors.  If  If  I"*  I    ,  ICING^  W Pure White, Soft and Fine.  8 CAKE  TRIMMING  Pink, Red, Magenta and  Mixed.  ���*si-2?-3_i_i&*--2.*i.*&z.zez*.e.z.��*.  English Holly and Mistletoe Arriving.  W  w  wi  to  to  :_ *�� _ :_:__*_ *3 _ -3 2 �����.��.: **"*_���' fr_'*f S- *.p.  WM.   HUNTER   &  Groceries, Crockery.  CO.  to  to  to  to   ABERDEEN  CLOCK,   BAKER  STREET;  i^_\t  m  fPfP-^>-^*C_}'^'C  .NELSON to  _$  m  WINTER CLOTHING  ��� ��� ���  --^^^-at -Great -Discount  Prices  OVERCOATS offered  at from 10 to 25% Discount.  NOBBY WINTER SUITS, All-Wool  and  Serges, at  from 10 to 25% Discount.  -___0m_____mm0M~m-~____m-_______m_m__mm_t____t  Always -willing- to cihow Goodu.   No trouble.   Every Garment Guaranteed.  THEO.  MADSON,   Baker Street.  HONDI   CEYLON   TEA  We have just received a large consignment of the  celebrated Hondi tea, direct from the gardens. Ifc is  easily the best tea in the market aud is sold with a  guarantee.   Money refunded if not found satisfactory.  Houston Block.  Telephone 16).  P. O. Box 176.  JOHN A. IRVING & CO.  ROSSa-UAIND    EINQirNIE^RIlNa   WORKS  cunliffk & McMillan  Founders and  Machinists, Specialty of  Ore  Cars, Ora-Bin Doora and Conoral Mining Machinory.  List of second-hand machinery on hand, which haa been thoroughly overhauled and is as good  as new : -  1 9--H p Locomolive-type boiler, with engine attached and all fittings, ready to turn on stenru.  1 hi"x8" Double-Cylinder Friction Drain-Hoist, built by Ingeisoll Co.  1 Sinking Pump, No. 5 Cameron, New York      ,  1 Sinking Pump, 10"x5"xl3", outside packed plunger pattern.  Watch tlii"* advertisement for further lists, or write us before you buy for complete Hat.   Wo  may have just what you want.  Agent'* for-Northey Pumps.   Stock carriod.  P.  O.  Box  198. THIRD  AVENUE,  ROSSLAND.  CITY L0CAL_ NEWS  Horace D. Hume, manager of the  Hotel Hume, has assumed his duties  again after several weeks' illness  from typhoid fever.  Rev. John Burfct Morgan will occupy the pulpit of the Baptist  church for the first time tomorrow,  preaching at 11 a.m. ami 7:30 p.m.  , Theo Madson today commences a  big discount sale of winter clothing.  It is a sale iu -which 25 per cent has  been cut off the usual prices.  The funeral of the late Frank  Plante takes place this afternoon.  The members of Nelson Miners'  Union will assemble at Miners' hall  at 2 o'clock sharp to attend tho  funeral.  D. R. Macdonald came in from  Pilot Bay yesterday with both his  feet badly frozen. One of the  members is in,specially bad shape,  the result of exposure on the hills.  Dr. P. __. McLennan is attending  Macdonald.  The pulpit of the Methodist  church will be supplied on Sunday  by Rev. A. E. Roberts in the , absence of the pastor, who goes to  Sandon to preach at the opening of  .the new church built to replace the  one destroyed by fire last May.  A- few weeks ago .foe Rusliou  took a 15 cent ticket in a drawing  at tho Cabinet cigar store- His  ticket won the capital prize, an $11  case of pipes, but -Joe has not  showed up to secure the'winning,  and an advertisement appears in  this issue asking him to call.  The Porto Rico Lumber Company  is running its mill at Porto Rico  Siding to its utmost capacity, 2S  men being employed and the production averaging 20,000 feet1'pet-  day. A crew is also at work logging  in the woods.', The bulk of the output at the present time is going to  the Rossland mines.  The new pews of the Emmanuel  Congregational church are in place  aud will be used on Sunday. They  are finished in antique oak and add  materially to the appearance of the  interior. On Sunday evening the  pastor, Rev. William Munroe, will  px*each a special sermon to young  men. The choir of the church is  preparing a special musical program and a cordial invitation to all  is extended.  Owing to continued ill health,  Rev. Robert Frew, the popular pastor of St. Paul's Presbyterian  _ch arch ,_is_gi_v_ i n g__i_ py��is_=_woi*kkJn_  Nelson. He will leave shortly for  Kamloops to visit for a time with a  clerical friend there, ln this issue  is an advertisement of tho auction  sale at which the contents of Mr.  Frew's comfortably furnished apartments over the Bank of Halifax  will be sold. The sale takes place  on Friday next.  WEEK'S WHOLESALE TRADE  - Was, As Usual, Brisk.  Business continues excellent with  the local wholesale dealers. No  particular feature has arisen during  the week save perhaps, that in some  quarters the rush of Christmas  orders is making itself felt. Following are yesterday's shipments:  AV. F. Teetzel & Co., assayers'  supplies. ��� Lemon Creek, Slocan,  Sandon, Ymir and Trail.  Kootenay Electric Supply & Construction Company, electric supplies.���Ymir, Moyie, Kaslo. Greenwood, Rock Creek and . Ainsworth.  Turner, Beeton & Co., liquors and  dry goods.���Fort Steele, Slocan,  Ymir, Trout Lake, Salmo, New  Denver, Moyie,a.Erie and Creston.  Kootenay Supply Company,  wholesale grocers.���Cascade, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Moyie, Robson,  Ainsworth, Pilot Bay, New Denver.  Whitewater. Sirdar, Sandon and  Arrowhead.  California Wine Co., wines and  cigars.���Ferguson, Comaplix, Trout  Lake, Thompson's Landing, Kaslc*,  Columbia**, Slocan City, New Denver, Ymir, Phoenix and Grand  Forks.. *  Nelson Saw & Planing Mills, Ltd..  sash and doors.���Kaslo, Robson and  Erie.  J. Y. Griffin & Co., provisions and  produce.���Anaconda., Kaslo, Whitewater, Sandon, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Phoenix,":Deer Park, Three  Forks, Rossland, Trail, New Denver  and Slocan City.  A. Macdonald & Co., wholesale  grocers.���Fire Valley, Slocan City,  Kitchener, New. Denver, Sandon,  Cody, Rock Creek, Eholt, Nakusp,  Kaslo/Ainsworth, Alamo, Crawford  Bay, Ferguson and Deer Park.  IT. J. Rvaus.afe Co., commission  merchants.���Ymir, New Denver,  Grand Forks, Robson, Ainsworth,  Waneta, Silverton'and Slocan City.  Mansfield Manufacturing Com-  pan3r, brick and-lime.���Fire Valley  and Trail. -"  Brackmaii &" Ker Milling Company, Limited,! flour and feed.���  Ymir, Lemon. Creek, Burton City,  Hall Siding, Pilot Bay, Greenwood,  Phomix: and RoTdsoh.  Starkey <fe Co., commission merchants.���Revelstoke, Cascade, Nakusp, Kaslo, Whitewater, Thompson's Landing and Eholt.  John Cholditch & Co., wholesale  grocei sr-^-Sandonr"Sil vertonfKaslor  Whitewater, Ymir,  Eholt,   Grand  Forks, Slocan  City, Fernie,  Cranbrook, Moyie and Creston.  ^^^***"^���������mmanmm���mm.������������___*-______________-___,  BUSINESS   MENTION.  "UW  ZE3I.   BTEES  &   CO,  isrsxasoisr *BT^_s*r_o s_=__st*do*_*t  STOVES!   STOVESI   STOVES!  HEATING STOVES, COOKING STOVES, AND STEEL RANGES  Sole Agents for t\\e Original Cole's Hot Blast Goal Heaters  SEE OUR GUNS AND RIFLES  HEADQUARTERS FOR ALL KINDS OF AMMUNITION  TKLKPHONK 27 store, Corner linker and Josephine tino  PERSONAL.  James B.  McAlyer of Sandon is  at. the Madden houso.  Joseph Werner of Goat  Creek is  at tin) Tremoiil hotel.   *M>..Werner is ono of the  largest stockholders in the Valpariao mine.  W. J. Robinson of Peachland and  John A. l*cn.-.on of Salmo are al the Queen's.  - John     MeLeod,    postmaster,   at  Ynlir, was in the city yesterday on buainc'S.  W. O. Burr of Salem, Oregon, is  registered al tho Hums.  Mrs. George 13. Gerrard aud child  of Iva'-lo aro registered at I ho Phair.'  [{OLD YOUR CHRISTINAS ORDERS   FOR   FrUitS and  Confectionery  for the. NEW STORE  which will be opened  in  1he  K-W-C  block     c  on   Ward   Street, on  December 20th.  W. G. BROWNE  K-W-C Block Ward Street  It Counts in Results  The particular housewife wants  the best materials for her cooking:  Mice Sweet Butter  Good Fresh Eggs  are our specialties. They ensure a delightful freshness in  all you cook, and attractive  daintiness when it is served  on your table.  *���  KIRKPATRICK & WILSON  The Leading Grocers.  Telephone lO-  185 Baker Street  BARGAIN  for THIS WEEK  We -place  on  sale this  our fine  week all  m  to  to  to  to  to  to  |s-5*<  i'&.  ���e_>.  mt  m  Ladies' Jacket Sale  Here's a lot of LADIES' JACKETS that  we will LOSE money on but they MUST  all go. There are several styles, some with  fly front, some with box front, some with  tight fitting or box back. They are new,  they are good, and the "prices are less than  half they ought to be. These are bound to  please  ���t  to  to  to  to  to  English and  American Fedoras  and Stiff Hats  worth  in the  regular way from  $2.75 to  $3.50, for  $2.00  If you ever saw a hat bargain  this is it. Not an old style in  the lot.. Wearing apparel is our  specialty."  OUR  ARK  BfflgllT COSTS BUT ONE CENTI  OUR CLOSESTS  ARK NOISKLBSS  To drop ua a post card that wo may call and give OHtlmatos.   It saves many dollars.  Hover  have any plumbing done until you havo aeon our goods and our prices.  opposite  Fjasorvicm.  STRACHAN BROTHERS, Plumbers  Countin**- Their Chickens Too Soon.  Alderman Hall dropped into a  barber-shop the day before yesterday and began extolling the good  qualities of the mayoralty candidate for whom he is standing  sponsor. He said that his candidate  (alderman McKillop) would be  elected mayor by acclamation. Before he left tho shop eight electors  dropped in,and every one of the  eight said he would vote against  alderman Hall's candidate. It would  appear that some people, even  aldermen, count their chickens before they are hatched.  Bought Twenty-Five Teams.  P. McVeigh returned last night  from Calgary whether he went on  the flrst of the month to purchase  draft horses to be used in the hauling of ore on Crawford creek. He  purchased twenty-five teams, which  will be delivered at Crawford Bay  today.per the Moyie. Some of the  animals weigh as much as 1700  pounds and on the whole they are  as fine a bunch of horses as ever  came into the Kootenays. After  Mr. McVeigh had secured his string  the Mann-Mackenzie buyers came  in to purchase several hundred head  for the big syndicate. j  Cellar to Rent���Apply Merchants  Bank of Halifax.  Boy AVanted���-Good, smart  boy  wanted at l^reti irvino & Co.'a.  For Stile���Furnished rooms. Apply Mrs. Nels-on, Carney block.  If you want to buy or sell anything go lo tlio "Old Curiosity Sliop."  Hack   calls left at   the   Pacific  Transfer  barn ou Vernon stroot.    Telephone  call 35.  For     Rent���Storo   in   Tremont  Hotel block. Apply to "Malone & Tregillus,  Tremont hotel.  Wanted���A   first-class   foreman  for granite qnan-y near Nehon. Apply .lohn  Gunn, Kobson.  Wanted���Position as bookkeeper  nr nny clerical position. Mood references. Apply  T. H. C, Tribune olllce.  Good unfurnished rooms for rent  cheap, front and back doors, with *.vood9hed.  Apply Mrs. Knapp, opposite Plinii- Hotel.  If Joe Rushon will  communicate  with the Cabinet cigar store, Baker street, he  will learn of something to his advantage.  For Sale-���A new house, very con-  venient, modern improvements, easy terms. Ad-  ply A. it*. Clarke, Stanley and Carbonate streeta  Wanted���One or two furnished  rooms, suitable for young man and wife; centrally located preferred. Apply S. M , Ti ibuoe  orilce.  Wanted���Position in store,  BROWN & GO.  269  BAKER STREET.  WATCH HIM GET UP  gro-  n, five  I. M.,Tii-  ceryor gent's furnlshinps, by young man, five  years' experience.   Good referenced,  bnne ofllce.  For sale���Lot 10, block 17, .30 foot  frontage on A'lctoria street, two houses on  property. Price S2S0O, lerins easy. Address  Frank U. (Jraham, cure of Matheaon & Uruhaiu'*'  barbershop.  Miss Von Der Werth���Clairvoyant, palmist and card ] ending. Gives advice  on commercial business and ininiiiv- reunion  unhappy lovers and broken-up families. Room  1, over Thomson Stationery Company.  He wants'to prcl, down to Patcnaudc  Bros, early, before tho rush, to make  his selection of Christmas presents. He  has jusL awakened to the fact that we  have only one price marked on all our  _ood=, and that the lowest in town.  FREE  ENGRAVING.  PATENAUDE BROS.  Watchmakers and  fVjanufacluring Jewelers.  NELSON.  NEELANDS SHOE CO.  Baker Street.  ix___xuzi-'zuzxxjixzuziiziixziiixxxiiz:(XXJxixzrixzxixt''  ..g_.'0.ef.eg>.00.0'0'__'tS'0-^.'- :-*>*>,^,-&,-^'-^--^'-^'-^'*-i^'-::!fe,--;!^*i  4jS.-&^&*p^^��p^5'-<S'*:--r-       tt^?&^r2fgt^ZS'?zt2i'0't~^l  W  ti  ti  ti  ti  ti  ti  SPECIAL SALE  Ladies' and Children's.  GARMENTS  MONEY TO LOAN  AT / PER CENT  ON BUSINESS PROPERTY  ti  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  LADIES' COATS, Silk Lined, regular price $12.00, reduced to $9.00  ���* " ������ regular price $15.00, reduced to $11.00  LADIES' COATS, regular price $6.00, reduced to $4.00 \  " ������       regular price $8 00, reduced to $6.00  CHILDREN'S COATS, regular,price $2.00, reduced to $125  MISSES' COATS, regular price $3.50, reduced to $2 50  " "      regular price $5 50, reduced to $4.00  CIIILDRENS' FLANNELETTE DRAWERS at 25 cents  .     ��   .     . '. SKIRTS at 25 cents  LADIES' FLANNELETTE WRAPPERS at $1.25  SHIRT WAISTS at $1.  ti  ti  ti  ti  ti  ti  ti  ti  ti  to  to  to  to  to  to  Applr 9< l�� LBNNOS;, SaJllaitoa .NelflfU"* B. O  AVe carry a large slock of ClotUiii_, Gents' Furnishings, Hoots and Shoes '\\  and Hals and Caps.    Come and see us. iky  | A. FERLAND & CO.J  '\^&__-&��i_ii_\\i&__i*Z}%t;_k&&      ^-^-^^-^-d^^&'-d^-d-^*^/  �� ^l!^.���.Sf.*fr.C'C-C.^S'C?*?*v ���r-f*-0^9'0'0'^'0'0~9-0-0'0  m  m  ���II

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