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 r,*��i  DAILY EDITION   BY MAIL  FIVE DOLLARS A YEAR  WEEKLY EDITION  BY MAIL  TWO DOLLARS A YEAR  '���'#  EIGHTH YEAR.  NELSOiST:  WEDNESDAY MORNING DECEMBER 19. 1900  PRICE FIVE CENTS J.  m  I  _.  ��� +  HAD TO CANCEL THE SLOCAN TBA1  Recent Rains Have Weakened the Roadbed and Yes-  terday  Resulted  in  Ditching  a Train.  are rumors current that  the government is not able  to respond to the appeal from  South Africa ,to send out mora  regulars. The abandonment of the  Thanksgiving services in St. Paul's  brings vividly home to the public  the fact that there is still, much  work to be done in South Africa.  WAS IN EVER? ENGAGEMENT  FREIGHT BUSINESS STILL LIVELY-OTHER RAILWAY NEWS  The Slocan train into Nelson was  cancelled yesterday because bf an  accident on the line, engine No. 783  running light-to Robson having left  the   track  and   turned  oyer.    The  engine was  one  of  the heavy machines- from the main line and  was  taken from the barge at Nakusp to  be used on the Columbia & Western  road.    The  point  where   she   had  trouble was seven miles this side of  Slocan City where the soil is of the  gumbo   variety   and    often   gives  trouble.    Wet weather during  the  past few weeks weakened the road  bed and the spot had been carefully  watched.    On   Sunday   night    the  track showed signs  of sliding  and  danger   signals   were set at both  ends.    When No.  7S3  came  along  engineer Coley reduced  her  speed  to a snail's pace, and endeavored to  pass the bad spot.    The  weight  of  the locomotive was too great, however, and the track slid  ont from  beneath, allowing her, to  run  into  the mud and turn over on her side.  The crew had  no trouble in  stepping off.    Word was forwarded to  Nelson immediately, and a wrecking train left before noon with captain Troup and trainmaster Hamilton aboard. Tho facilities for handling tlie engine are as good as  can  be obtained under the circumstances  .and she will be replaced within a  day or two. Meantime tho track  will be relaid . around  the spot aud  , traffic will not be interfered   with.  a gale blew on the lake and no  barges could be handled out of the  Landing. Yesterday . the wind  went down and all the power  available was utilized for towing.  The, interruption in the. service  through- gales woukL make the Balfour extension useful, if it could be  utilized, as the barges could make  two trips daily'between- the Landing and Balfour, whereas - it now  takes 24 hours for a round trip to  Nelsou and back.. .  May Improve the Service.   .  T. S. Forest, superintendent of  the Nelson ifc Fort Sheppard road,  ���has been in the city a day or two  on business for tho company iu connection with the transfer of the  Five*mile section of the C. P. R. In  regard to the very indifferent service now being given on his road,  Mi*. Forest admits the accommodation is not all that might be desired,  but.points out than when the new  route to Spokane via Kuskonook  wenfinto effect his company did  not expect to get much business  over the N. <fc F. S. and reduced tlie  accommodation. If the management could be convinced that a  change is desirable, he has no doubt  they will make some concession in  tlie direction of improving the  facilities.  Skill Lots of Freight.  'The C. P. 11.  is still  handling  45  =ears=offreight=daily-fromrKootenay^  Lauding, and there seems  to be no  indication of a slump.    On Sunday  Back to Nelson Again.  Locomotive No". 584'. is/ back  switching iu the Nelson yard. This  mill is one of the best switch engines in the division, and,is valued  by the yard crews above all tho  other engines this side of the main  line. No.' 58*4 came into Nelson  about a year ago spick-* arid span  from the shops; and was used here  for a couple of months when- she  was sent across the' river." Then  she was brought back again for a  short time and once more sent over  the river. Then No 109, a Hinckley  switch engine, was brought in here  and did tho work satisfactorily until  Saturday when she wont over the  river and No. 584 came back to take  her place. '     - ���  Stone for Robson Bridge.  . Tlio stone for, the bridge across  the Columbia at Robson is "beginning to move forward. Yesterday  tho second shipment of half a dozen  cars was made from the Gunn  quarry near Roberts' ranch. A  strong crew is at work taking out  .the.gcanite.and-.shipments will ..be  going forward constantly: McVeigh  brothers are making good progress  with the approach to the work,  although a slight delay was caused  through the non-arrival of heavy  timbers from Nakusp to be used in  the deck.  Taking Over the Road.  The C. F.'R. will take over the  section of tho Nelson & Fort Sheppard road between tho city aud  Five-mile point on January 1st.  Tho Nelson & Fort Sheppard re-  taius running privileges, .and after  the change will use the C. P. R.  depot aud yards. Yard room for  N. <fc F. S. freight business has beeu  reserved in the new arrangement  of side tracks, while passenger  trains will arrive at-, and depart  from the new C. P. R. station,  whicli will be a union depot. The  construction depaitment of the C.  P. R. has expended over $50,000 on  itlie^section^to^Eive^mile-point.-and-  tho old line followed by the N. &  F. S. is practically wiped out.  Trouble Over Mining Shares.  The. seizure" of a big* block   of  Venus 'shares  held  by J. L. Stamford is likely to lead to litigation,  in fact the ball is already rolling,  Galliher ��fc Wilson having  applied  for an order to set aside the "judgment and execution and for leave  to put in, a defence.   The  seizure  was made to satisfy a judgment in  lledley vs. Stamford, a claim by  plaintiff for commission onthe sale  of certain  stocks.     The  writ  was  served in  the  action  prior to J. L.  Stamford's departure for New York  and it was understood that a stay  of proceedings had been arranged.  The  matter  was  pushed through,  however, and judgment signed by  default.   Now the ease is to be reopened and the matter.. argued in  court.   The case is of more than ordinary interest to stock brokers, as  ib is understood   that a portion bf  the stock had  been sold and the  outcome of the suit will  determine  what the law defines as a transfer  of stock certificates.  IN WHICH THE MOUNTED RIFLES  FIGURED.  Harry Winfield, Who Enlisted at Cal-  o gary, Tells of His Experience in  the South African War.  A High-Friced Seat.  New York, December IS.���A  seat on the stock exchange was sold  today for .$50,000, the highest price  on record.  IT'S THE LAW OF NECESSITY  RATHER  THAN  ONE  OF   PROFIT  OR ADVANTAGE.  Which the United States Claims Compels It to Construct and Control  tho Nicaragua Canal.  WOULD NOT BE CAPTURED  1  Train Robber Prefers Death.  Nisw Orleans, December IS.���  With a gaping wound in the back  and on the left wrist, inflicted by  the police, Chauning B. Barnes,  train robber, drew the keen edge of  a hunting knife across his throat in  a swamp near this eity, and ended  his career. Since the hold-up of tlio  Chicago Limited mail ou the Illinois  Central in the suburbs of this city  Thursday night the officers had  searched in vain for two men who  had escaped from them after a running fight near the scene of the  hold-up. It was known that one  was badly wounded aud tliat he  was compelled to drop a United  State."* mail bag in his flight. Iu a  swamp near by all traces of the  men were lost, however. Notwithstanding the officers felt sure the  wounded man had not gone far aud  and today in the midst, of the  swamp they found his body. It  bore two bullet wounds, one in the  back, the other in the left wrist.  With a hunting knife the robber,  knowing that his wounds were fatal  and that escape from the swamp  was impossible, had cut his own  throat.  In the pockets were found the  watch of the conductor of the mail  train, many registered letters and a  quantity of dynamite. The body  was brought to police headquarters  and identified as that of Chauning  B. Barnes, with many aliases, and  who was wanted for participating  in tlie daring hold-up of an Illinois  Central train at Wykliif, Kentucky,  List July, and who when attempts  were made to arrest him in St.  Louis soon after, shot chief special  agent Murray of the Illinois Central railway and escaped over the  housetops, evading hundreds of  pursuers. His brother and a pal-  were later captured and  confessed.  A Gloomy View.  London, December 18. ��� Lord  Salisbury's gloomy reference to  South Africa yesterday at the conference of the national union of  Conservative associations causes  much, heartburnings. The Conservative press, reluctant to admit  that the situation is worse, complains of the premier's "needless  pessimism." The Daily News asks  whether lord Salisbury's utterances  foreshadow the news of another  reverse aud it suggests that the  government has received dispatches  from lord Kitchener asking for more  troops on the ground that the war  instead of being finished is entering  upon a new and difficult phase. All  the papers are urging the government to do everything possible to  support lord Kitchener. The queen's  message to the volunteers was  evidently designed to sooth the  general disappointment over their  retention  in   the   field.       There  Washington, December 18. ���.  Senator Morgan, chairman of the  senate committee on inter-oceanic  canals, to which was referred the  preliminary report of the Isthmian  Canal Commission, today submitted.  a partial report thereon in connection with the protocols of agreement relating to the proposed canal  which were submitted recently to  the senate. In the course of the  report it is said that the statement  of the Walker commission and the  protocols referred to have a bearing  upon what is known as the Hepburn  bill now on the senate calendar.  That bill says the report "is a declaration-, of the .'-policy of the  United States for a canal under  control of this government. It is  the law of necessity rather than  the expectation of profit or advan-  ,tagejtojthe Jlriited S tates _thakcoma  pels us to construct, own and control a ship canal through Costa  Rica .and Nicaragua, and the geographical relation of these states  to our country and the prestige of  the United States among American  governments point to the United  States as the power which must incur the expenditure aud be invested  with the authority to control the  canal as a marine highway for  ships of all nations. The assured  profits of this enterprise, calculated  on a basis that is even much larger  than is indicated in auy report that  has estimated the cost, are a sufficient justification of the expenditure that is necessary to acquire  the right-of-way and construct the  canal."  ���Proceeding, the report says the  passage of the Hepburn bill by an almost unanimous vote in the house  must have called for a protest from  Great Britain if that government  considers that a right of hers is in  conflict with that measure. If the  passage of that measure through  the senate calls forth such a protest  then It will be appropriate time for  its consideration, and for taking  measures for answering it. Until  then we can never know the  grounds of objection that Great  Britain may choose to make.  Rather Pessimistic.  London, December 19.���"An experienced geueral with whom I  conversed today," says the Pekin  correspondent of the Morning Post,  wiring Monday, "considers a settlement by next spring improbable.  He foresees some danger of complications here that will disturb the  peace of Europe,"  The Canadian Mounted Rifles  who went to South Africa after the  first contingent departed and before  the Strathcona Eidvs.e lef t, seem to  have had about a&mucli excitement  as any of the colonial regiments.  Appended is a portion of an interesting letter from Harry Winfield,  a well known man, who writes to  John Miles of this city from Noort-  gadacht.     . .  After referring to the fact that  he would liked to have wiitten  earlier, Winfield says:  Those fello\v3 who are constantly  writing have written from hospitals  or have had a ''staff' job with lots  of tinie'on  their .hands.     I  have  been on  duty, ever since. I "joined  the outfit in Calgary and. been  iu  every eugagemeqtand seen all the  fighting  in   which   the    Canadian  Mounted Rifles' have taken- part���  pjissed through it all with the best  of health  and  fortunately, almost  miraculously   without   a    scratch.  Truly, �� have^had'every thing to be  thankful for.    The above port is  a  strategical .position    eight    miles  north of the Delagoa, Bay. railroad,  about 10. miles from Belfast'and  15  east   of     Middllbiiry,    which    we  have   occupied   the    last    couple  of       months,    y It       commands  about two  miles, of  railroad.     Of  course you have followed the progress  of   the    war   and   probably  know more ab'out it than. I do, as  my knowledge is confined  to the  sphere of our  own-* particular  brigade, so I wiH-Oa-nleavor .tosummar-  i���e events since* leaving Cape Town.  After eight days in a lovely camp  called Green-Point, right on the sea  shore, we were ordered to Victoria  West, a station on the railway  500  miles west of Cape Town.-   With a  mounted infantry battalion of New  Zealanders and a battery of Cana-  dian artillery, we were deputed  to  clear   a   part   of    northern   Cape  Colony   of  rebels.    Our  route  lay  over the Karow desert as  far  as  Kembard, the most  barren and uninteresting country in South Africa  with   quarter   rations,    very  bad  water,        inadequate        transport  and      under     a     scorching     sun  and weak horses.    We did  the distance, 250 miles, in about 21  days,  the   rebels   clearing out in  every  case before we could get a  rub  at  them.   After about a week in Ken-  hardt, which  during  the  first two  days was a scene, of wholesale and  indiscriniinatejoo^mgj^r^iltiugjn^  "the^wliole^bTigade getting heartily  drunk, as the town was deserted  and   the   hotels stocked with   all  kinds of liquor, we commenced our  return journey to  Victoi-ia, to  the  nearest railway station.  After a rest .of a few days we  embarked for Norval's Pont, about  150 miles further north. That was  the last ride we were to have in  the train for months. From there  we crossed the Orange river to  Bloemfontein, where wo joined  major-general Hutton's .mounted  infantry division on May 4th and  took part in lord Roberts' general  advance on Pretoria^ operating on  tho     left     flank. We     came  first in touch with the enemy  and received our baptism of  firo at the Vet river fight  on the 5th and fith. At that  time I was on the Maxim gun aud  the horses played out just as we  had to retire. It is a wonder we  were not killed or captured, but  eventually we got into camp all  right with the loss of one horse, or.  rather mule.  Our next meeting was Zand river,  which was quite a big fight as the  Boers made a stubborn resistance  against our advance, but ultimately  retreated. I saw a grand cavalry  charge by the Scots Grays and  Inniskilling Dragoons away in the  distance. After this we occupied  Kroonstadt on May 12. Then we  were combined with general  French's and general Hutton's  brigades in advance of the main  army and the first to cross tho Vaal  river into the Transvaal. Wo met  the Boers at Klip river, about ten  miles west of the Vaal. This was  the   strongest   position   they   had  held and tho key to Johannesburg.  For two days we bombarded their  position, they replying so that we  were practically under shell firo tho  whole time.  The first night our battalion was  told off to hold a kopje.   The following   morning   just  as the sun  came peeping over the hills and  as  we were boiling water for breakfast coffee���pom, pom, pom���about  fifteen  shells  burst   right   in   our  midst, one hitting a billy of coffee,  but marvelous   to   relate   nobody  was hit although a few stones came  buzzing round me.    There was confusion and everybody huide foi\the  horses.   Some skinned out and even  left their rifles  and  side arms,  a  disgraceful offence.    I proceeded to  bit-up my four.horses and gathered  up my pots and pahs and pulled out  as far as  I could   with four  more  horses strung onto mine.    These belonged to a chap who had bolted in  the confusion   but   came .up'.''and  claimed them after I had struggled  with the lot .about 200 yards. AVell,  we got out of range safely and then  everybody    congratulated    themselves   and   now   the   "Pom,  pom  breakfast" is an   interesting   incident in the  Klip  river fight.    We  did   not   enter Johannesburg  but  passed about ten miles west aud advanced to Pretoria, coming in  contact with the convoy of the  enemy  which--we. shelled  for  three  hours  until  dark,  when  they,  owing to  their peculiar position, got away in  the night.    A few  days  after  we  entered Pretoria, June 0th, marched  right through and camped six miles  east of the town.  CAPTAIN YOBKE TOOK LOM CHANCES!  A  Pilot   Was  Offered,   But   the   Alpha's  Refused   Any   Assistance.  Commander  ������?!  KILLED ON THE RAILROAD-PROVINCE AND DOMINION NEWS  MOUNTAIN OF A MOLE HILL  Victoria, Deeember 18.���The Dominion government steamer Quadra  leaves at daylight in the  morning  for the scene of the wreck of the  steamer Alpha and  will  take surveyors to Vancouvor.    The captain  of the  government   steamer   Constance saw the Alpha  in the gulf  Saturday morning blowing distress  signals     and     drifting.   ��� Captain  Yorke said he did not want  assistance, the only trouble being,overheated bearings.    Tiie owner of the  vessel offered to engage a pilot  to  take her  to   Coraox,  but   captain  Yorke said  it  w.as  not  necessary.  Engineer Gordon  and  other  members of the crew, who deserted  the  vessel after she had returned with  water in her hold from her first attempt to cross the Pacific, say  the  steeling gear of the  vessel did not  work properly.    Gordon is  in  jail  for desertion  and   ono  fireman  is  also in jail,  he having purposely  got foul of the police  while  drunk  so that ho  would  not  have  to  go  out on the vessel.  A  the  fund-  pur-  WORD   "IRREVOCABLE"    CAUSES  HITCH   IN   NEGOTIATIONS.  England and America Agree  for the  Sake of Harmony to Allow the  Word to Be Inserted.  London,      December      IS.���Mr.  Choate, the United  States  ambassador, had a  long  conference  this  afternoon   regarding    the  Chinese  situation   with   the   secretary    of  state for foreign affairs,  the-.marquis of Lansdowne, and subsequently Mr. Henry White, secretary  of  the United States embassy,  paid  a  visit   to  the   foreign   office.     The  greatest secrecy is  maintained  as  to the outcome of these  consultations, but what  could   be  learned  from British and American  sources  varied considerably, the former expressing   .annoyance   and anxiety,  the latter 'maintaining  that  nothing serious w.as  developing.    Some  explanation, however, was gathered  by a representative of the  Associated���Press^of-^the^extraordinary  tangle in which the  Chinese negotiations  have  recently  got  mixed  up and some  reconciliations of the  contradictory telegrams tliat  have  emanated from Pekin and  various  European capitals.  It appears that over a week ago  the powers came to .an agreement  to eliminate the word "irrevocable"  from the joint note. Then, when it  was believed that evei'3'tlaiug had  been settled, objections were raised  and Great Britain for the sake of  harmony, although much against  her will, agreed to insert the " irrevocable " clause. In this it is 'bo-  believed she was supported by the  United States. Once more the joint  note seemed on tlie verge of signature when a misunderstanding arose  in Pekin. This confused tho governments and formed the subject of  the dispatch from secretary Hay  which Mr. Choate transmitted to  the marquis of Lansdowne today.  As the result of the interview Mr.  Choate has sent a loug cablegram to  secretary Hay, in which he attributes the latest misunderstanding  to an error in forwarding instructions, an error which occurred  presumably through the cable company and which caused Mr. Conger  and sir Ernest Satow, the British  minister in Pekin, to take opposite  views, although the home governments were perfectly agreed.  The United States embassy,  while non-committal, hopes that  today's conference will clear the  muddle and bring about a signing  of the joint note in Pekin within a  few days. On the other hand, tho  British foreign office is not quite so  honeful.   Officials there profess to  Boy Killed on Railroad.  Vancouvrii, December 18. ���  [Special to The Tribune.]���Rojr Mc-  Fee, aged ton years, was killed this  afternoon by a C. P. R. gravel train  at Bar net, 12 miles from Vancouver.  He was playing on the track when  he was. knocked down by a car  wheel and cut in two. His father  is employed on the Canadian-Pacific  railway. The body was brought in.  on tonight's train from Seattle.  Charge  Dismissed,  Victoria, December IS.���The  charge of petty theft against Hume  Verrington, formerly mayor of Carson City, was dismissed by the  police magistrate today.  More Protests���Will Care  for Graves.  Montreal,- December 1S.���There  were more protests entered in Quebec province today, all against Liberals. The seats are Mississiquoi.  Richelieu and Bagot. I_ight seats,  all Liberal, are now protested in  this province.  At a meeting of the Daughters of  the Empire held this morning, a  communication w.as read from the  D.aughters of the Empire of Cape  Town, stating that measures had  been adopted to care for the graves  of Canadians and other.-" who  have  perished iu South Africa.  has been inaugurated for  pose.  vfi -'x  Important Railroad Meeting.-, yy  Montreal, December 18.-~_A~i&\  special general meeting of the shared?-*!!*  holders of the British Colurabia;?r:  Southern railway is to be held-here*^  on February 4th to discuss means.---,?  of raising funds to defray cost"ofy  acquiring and completing -the s.por-y  tion of the company's* railway tie-;:-)  tween Kootenay Landing and Nel;;^  son and also the Coal Creek branch/"*;SI  North Star branch, etc. V '.y  Return of Canadian Trooos.      V,-*"?  Ottawa, December IS.���The fol-fi?  lowing cable was received from rthe':fX  war office today: The Rosslyn" fS  Castle left Cape Town December A?  1.3th aud is due in Halifax January, f'j  5th, with 45 officers, 70 nurses and.-fy*  79J3 men of the" Canadian con- ".  tingent.' Private llorinbrook,'/of.^  the Forty-eighth regiment, Toronto,-.:  went insane on the Lake Champlain'.- -  Horinbrook was specially mentioned,.  for bravery at "'Paardeberg.^'.  ��� ��� -'-_ C  Want Space for Ore Dock.  Montreal, December  meeting   of    the  Montreal  harbor.?^,']   i: -_;- ; - __.__.t-_l  18.���At'., aJ  board today an application^wasy-Vi  read from the Lake SuperiorPower^1  Company of' Sanlt Ste Marie,*asking^  for space ��� i u Montreal - harbor : iri'-5��J  which to build an" ore" dock. Thfr-ffjs  company will probably be given-SO^tf;  feet of wharf frontage close,to'the W  channel entrance. '   * *-"--^^  Ml  A Slippery Defaulter.*."-"  ' Cincinnati;" December IS':��� K  McCaskill, chief of the provincial  -detective force of Quebec and three  lieutenants are here seeking T. J. -%  Chisolm of Montreal, who is charged ~\ ���'  with having jumped a bond of,:,'  $10,000, under which he had beeny  placed to await his appearance* on ?~  the charge of conspiring to defraud *  the Merchant.*"*' Bank of Halifax of" -i  $220,000. Chisolm got away before**-; ,-  the officers arrived.   *  Residence Burned.  St.  Hilarrc,   Quebec,   December.  IS.���The residence  of L. A. Braise,  was  burned  today.    Loss   $10,000,  partly insured.  Prominent Merchant Dead. ' .  Montreal, December IS. ��� The  death occurred here today of James"  Robeitson, head of the big hardware firm of James Robertson &  Co., Limited.  be rather at sea as to whether the  conditions are to be irrevocable or  otherwise. Indications point to  their being irrevocable. British  officials admit that they ��� gave in  under protest and with a distinct  reservation that, although the demands aro irrevocable, this in no  way necessitates an enforcement of  demands by European troops. To  such a course Great Britain cannot  and will not agree. Consequently,  compliance with the "irrevocable"  clause will be somewhat of a farce  on the part of Great Britain, and  this feature of the case becomes  more interesting when taken in  connection witli the statement  made here that Great Britain and  the United States aro in the same  boat in the negotiations.  Clean Ore on the Paradise.  John Miles was in from Forty-  nine creek yesterday and reports  that his work on the Paradise claim  is progressing well, and .that the  showing on the vein recently discovered .after a long search is improving with every shot. He is in  fourteen feet on tho ledge aud has  two feet of clean ore free from the  streaks of porphyry which were  present nearer the surface.  A Eunuch Responsible.  London, December 19.���It is reported from Sian Fu, says tlie  Shang-Hai correspondent of the  Standard, that the real director of  the grand council is the empress dowager's favorite eunuch, Tai .Lien Ciiueng, who was  erroneously reported dead last  April. He is responsible for the  geueral   confusion and  indecision.  THE NELSON HOCKEY CLUB  Elected Officers Last Night.  Tlie Nelson hockey enthusiasts  reorganized for the winter of 1001  at the fire hall last night. The  city will support one club only and  this will be known as the Nelson  Hockey Club, the'"experiment -of  last season having proved con-'  clusively that the ancient axiom  of in union applies to hockey equally  with other sports. If the season is  favorable and the game becomes as  popular as in former years it i.-��  altogether likely the club will have  two teams, but both will be under-  one management, and the first team  ���will have the preference in the  choice of players. All the hockey-  men are united on this point and  the organization starts out under  excellent auspices.  A number of the members of last  year's club were present at yesterday's meeting. John Rae was .  appoiuted chairman and C. Archi- -  bald secretary. The election of  officers was proceeded with aud resulted as follows: W. A. Galliher,  M. P., honorary president; James  Lawrence, honorary vice-president;  Norman T. MeLeod, president;  Frank A. Tamblyn, vice-president;  Sam Neelands, manager; R. Carley,  coach; C. Archibald, secretary-  treasurer; John Bunyan, John Rae  and K. C. Beaton, executive committee; A. Perrier, A. Wetrnore  and J. Thompson, team committee.  $_  K1 THE TRIBUNE: NELSON B. C  WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 19 1900  ��� ti  %$wJ ���  m - '^1    m . ��k  *^y  KB -'-^H^P |H *-bJT^M   ^B flh ^^_____     ^^"____!    19 ~ ��� ~*'_\m * __.'  ti WlCCIl iII^       t-J��11V       999 ti  ti O A  ii/ *********** a*******-*.**.*-***. ti  ft ti  ti In order that everyone may be Neatly Clad ti  & for Xmas we offer you this chance j|j  ft whereby you not only get values for ft  \fy        your money, but put back from $2.00        \j/  $  ' to $5.00 j;{  ti ti  jfJYour choice of a nice Tweed or Navy Serge Jg  ft       Suit, single-breasted sacqiie, lined through- ft  ft       out with Farmers' Sa.t_n=-=_====^=p=^-^s_-= \|>  ft Regular price, $10.00 ti  ti Xmas snap,    -     8.00 ti  ti -.- _. .i   w  ft Your choice  of Tweed or Navy Serge, well- ft  ft made, neat and nobby-3=r^^-_^^=s^��---==^ ti  ti Regular price, $12.50 ti  ti Xmas snap,    -     9.75 ti  n\ to  Hi Your choice of a Tweed, Worsted or Serge (f\  to       Suit ^^^^--^=^  to  to Regular price, $14 00 to  to Xmas snap,   -   10.75 to  m to  to Heavy   Navy   Serge   Suit,   single   or   double f}\  to breasted, lined with good Farmers' satin, to  to Good value at $17.00 to  to Xmas snap,    -   12.50 JJJ  to These are all good values at regular marked to  ifi prices, but they must go. to  to to  /�� *************^** **.***���***. tj\  Shave you seen our hamper lists?JS  _\\  to ���**���***���*���**���*****.*****���**���*���**���* -L  to to  to  to  to TELEPHONE   __ ^  W!_/W    _0    _*.M*.0-.0'0.0'0-0-*'''- ^^���^^^���>^*_^^*_^���-^_>������-���-_^^ _��'-_��� '_��'__!^'.  ��tte f&icxbnnz*  fZXXZXZXXXXXXIXXXXXIX-l l._aiZXXXXXXXXITXXIXXTXZZXZIXX:  NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS.  From and after Oetober 1st, all  | subscribers to the Daily Tribune  who are  served by earrier will  be required to pay their subscriptions weekly to the carrier.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES.  Woekly, by carrier .      .       .      ���*    *j> I  Monthly, by carrier     .       .      ���       jjj  Three Months, by carrier        .     ..   2 60  Six Months, by carrier   .     .       ���       5 00  One Year, by carrier       .       .       ��� 10 "0  axx_xx_i__xxxxjxx_xxx_txxxzxxixxxxxxxxxixxxiixxxxx_\  Tin*! progress which Nelson has  made iu the matter of public ownership of public utilities is the* envy  of many of its less fortunate sister  cities. Though less than four years  old, Nelson in this respect has dis-  ^tanced"all"othei*-cities-in-the-pro-  vince. Its citizens are justly proud  of their position, and they will  show that there is no spirit of  retrogression when the issue in the  present municipal contest is fairly  met at the polls.  Au, ratepayers who believe that  tho City of Nelson is capable of  managing its own affairs, and who  are opposed to the scheme by  which the Bonnington Falls Power  Company hopes to blossom out as a  competitor with the city in the  supplying of light and power, should  attend the meeting of the Fletcher  committee this evening iu the  Houston block. The safe-guarding  of the public utilities of the city is  the chief issue in the present municipal contest, and it is one in  which every ratepayer has a direct  interest. The meeting this evening  ia for the purpose of perfecting  organization for the campaign.  Since Frank Fletcher announced  himself as a candidate for mayor,  the organ of the Bonnington Falls  Power Company appears to have  lost interest in municipal politics.  From the contention that candidate  McKillop was too good a man for  tiny citizen to oppose, it has receded  so much that it is now too timid to  even suggest that the candidate of  the Bonnington Falls crowd is more  worthy of support than is candidate  Fletcher.   The apathy of the Miner J  may be traced to either of two  sources. It may share in the geueral opinion that candidate Mc-  Killop's chance of success has been  wiped out by the entrance of candidate Fletcher into the contest; or  the Bonnington Falls crowd may  rea'son that their candidate can  only suffer by the open advocacy of  his cause by their discredited  organ.          Return of Volunteers.  Manila, December IS.���The volunteer regiments will proceed to  the United States to be mnsterel  out in practically the same order as  they arrived in the Philippines.  They will be replaced by regulars  provided by the army bill. The  Thirty-seventh volunteer regiment,  which is to begin the homeward  movement by embarking on New  Year's day, will be brought from  *the~tn guna- de-"Bay���district���and  will sail on the transport Sheridan.  The women aud sick soldiers, who  were to sail on the Sheridan, will  leave on the Warren Saturday.  The Eleventh cavalry, which is to  follow the Seventh, volunteer regiment, will be transferred here from  Camarines province and will sail on  .January 15th on the Meade. The  Thirty-sixth regiment, which began  service the earliest, in .Tidy, 1S9!), is  now in the province of Ilocos, but  will be transported here soon. The  announcement this afternoon of the  early commencement home of tlie  transportation of the volunteers caused surprise. General Hughes reports that 21,000  persons in the.island of Pauay have  sworn allegiance to the United  States'.      .  Insist on the Taxes.  Paris, December IS.���The French  government has  refused the  petition  of the  American and British  ambassadors   requesting  that   the  Passionist father's and chaplains of  the      English-speaking      Catholic  church of   St.   Joseph be exempt  from   the   heavy   tax   which the  special   law imposes   on  religious  bodies.     The  petition   represented  that   the   fathers  discharged    the  duties of secular priests  stationed  in Paris solely to  minister  to  tlie  needs of theEnglish-speakingcolony  and tliat their withdrawal will  be  an irreparable loss  to  the colony.  The church was built 30 years ago  with English aud American money  and the congregation  is composed  chiefly of English, Americans and  Irish.     The  fathers  have'already  contested the matter in the courts,  which have decided against them.  The government has now seized St.  Joseph's and the property of the  fathers on the Avenue Hoche and  threaten to sell them unless they  pay 20,000 francs arrears of taxes  since 1S1>S.   "Made Viscounts.  Loniion, December IS.���-Mr.  Goschen, who was the lirst lord of  tlie admiralty in the late cabinet,  was gazetted today viscount Goschen of Hawkshurst, and sir  Matthew White Ridley, who was  home secretary in the late ministry,  was gazetted viscount Ridley.  TO THE ELECTORS OF NELSON:  AL the wiliest, of u number of electors, I havo  decided to oll'ei* myself ns u candidate for mayor  at Iho coming civic elections. I have served as  alderman two yean* of tho four during  which Uio city has been conducting its own affairs, and my record while in tho council on tlio  questions that are now tho iiiostiiuporlnnt issues  bef-vo tlio people of tli-a city is such as will bear  inspection.  1 believe tliat the city has valuable asszts in t lie  water and electric liu'lit systems, and whilo in  the council I did everything possible to safeguard  these asset-!; and if elecLed mayor no act or vote  of mine wl 1 be in favor of allowing any outside  corporate interest to become a competitor with  l.hacity in (lie l-usincss ot -Icelric lighting, a  business in which the city lias already invested  $70,000.  While iu the council iu 1S97, I voted in favor of  incorporating a fair wage clause in all contracts,  and that principle was carried out in both letter  and spirit. 1 see no reason to change my views  on that, question now. And I believe, further,  that with competent foremen and superintendence that the city can got as good value for the  money spent by having the grout bulk of its work  done by day's labor as by the contract system,  and no good reason can be advanced why the  city should not pay the same rate of wages and  work men the same number of hours as prevails  in private enterprises.  lam in favor of giving the business and proo-*  erty interests every safeguard possible,-anti to  that end 1 believe tho firo department should be  made as efficient as possible, consistent wilh the  revenues of the city.  Nelson should be kept iu advance of its rivals*'  and everything possible must be dono to induce manufacturing enterprise* to locate here,  for it is the payrolls that build up tho cities of  today.  Nelson, a western city, is as orderly and. law  abiding as eastern cities. This ia because .the  people of Nelson are tolerant. I believe that this  spirit of toleration should bo continued, and 1  ���will If elected mayor do no act lo abridge or curtail the rights or piivileges of ono cla-.-sof our  citizens merely because another class may have  different views.  The city has made a start, in permanent, street  improvements, and Iain in favor of continuing  these improvements as fast as possible, with due  regard to the revenues of the city.  If electod.mayor, I am in a posit ion and will  pledge myself to devote my time to the conduct  of the city's bu-Mnes?.  FRA.NIC FLETCHER.  Nelson, nccomber 1-llh, 1000.  m'  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  0>-00'00'00-00-00'00-00'00  axixx_xxx_xxx_xx_xiix__vr_xriri.  jj   Holiday  S  Novelties  ArrivhigA-Daily.  txxr.txxx__xxxi_xxxixxixxx-xxxzx:  ' ^^^*___S *___-*.___>'*  0_^*00^Sl''  '*>*>.'>-��'>m-.*>m. '^_Z*>-w* Vy,  GO.  XJXxxxxxx__x_t____xva_xxxia___c  j The new Straight I  I Front Corset. We \  I have thei-n. j  __ixEt*-_MMi"__i��Kxarcrx*r_x*_'  Merchandise has its place in the preparations for the Xmas season.   The attractiveness  of the goods to be found in all pur departments will make brisk selling for the next three weeks.  CHRISTMAS   DOLLS  KOOTENAY....  COFFEE CO.  ���*********-****.**:.*********.  Coffee Roasters  Dea|ers i" Tea and Coffee  ���***���***���***���**���**.**:*���**���***���*���*���*:  We are offering at lowest prices the best  grades of Ceylon, India, China and Japan  Teas.  Our lies', Mocha, and .lava Coffee, per  pound  5   40  Mocha and Java Hlend, :i pounds  1 00  .Choice Hlend Codec, 4 (.omuls  1 00  Special Blend Co-due, IS poutds  1 00  Rio Hlend CollVe, l> pounds  1 00  Special Mend Ceylon Tea, per pound HO  A TRIAL ORDER SOLICITED.  KOOTENAY COFFEE CO.  Telephone 177.  P. 0. Box 182.  WEST BAKER STREET, NELSON.  Aak Your Grocer.  c1'op Hew     o  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.  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  of Toys, Dolls, etc. in the  city is to be found at our  OPERA HOUSE STORE  Canada topfioak Co.  Limitaol.  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 dolls, brunette dolls, 9  to_2 7 inches ; 35c to $8.50  SILK WAISTS  Nothing but  feta, liberty  silks, from  to  to  to __.  fix  ,\?     axxxixxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxzxxxzxxxxx:  ���"*    B for Buttefick  ij Patterns*.,- . [j  Etx_rx:'_;[:xxx!xx_xxxxxxx:-xxrxxxxxx]  the finest taf-  satins and liberty  $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 Jose most of your hand-  kerchiefs, the laundries wear  out the rest, and your handkerchief case needs constant filling. We 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  warmer than dressed kid. We  carry these lines in black, mole,  tans and greys,     $1.25 to $2  EIDERDOWN COMFORTS  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  |xxxxx:xxxxx:xxxx-txx2xxxxxxxxxxxxj  j Special care taken |  j in -filling all mail;]  j orders. |  xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxixxxxxxl  W"*i ^Li ���*'00>,:' ���*'���*' 42 *fS��' tS___'���*' *2' -__*'r. __f ;__. '. 0__ ��� 0_* ��� 0_* * ��>jk . *!g��. -^k ..Jt��. ����������-> .^. ***�����,. ^gk. ^. a**-'^. *_^_ifc *rS"Si * ����� __r*"*r  V^a-^a^ -*^fc, -"^ifc."'*,*_v "^fc. ��� N^ a'*-. *'^-x *^. ��� *^ *^?> ^^ *^?> ^fc. *Q^* ^BK * "^0 "00''00 ' 00' 00 ' 00'-00 ' 00' 00 ' 0���*' 0^ ' 0-*' 0** '00' 00 ' 00 '0  321 to 331 B���ker Street, Nelson'  . -*'<  American aiid European Plans.  MEALS  25  CENTS  ROOMS IalGHTKD BY ELECTRICITY  AND HKATKD BY STEAM  25 CENTS TO SI  QUEEN'S HOTEL  BAKER STREET.,NELSON.  Lighted by Electricity and Heated with v Hot Air.  Large comfortable bedrooms and  flrat-olaaa  dining-room. Sn-mplo roomn for commercial men.  RATES $2 PER DAY  NELSON  SAW & PLANING  MILLS  Limited.  We are prepared to Furnish  by Rail, Barge or Teams  DIMENSION L UMBER  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.  Nlrs. E. G. Clarke, Prop.  ���ATK OF THK IloVAt HOTHX, CALGAH.Y  !71adt!en House '--  Baker and Ward  Nelson  The onlj hotel tn Nelson that has remained  antler one management bIiioo 1890.  The bed-rooms are well furnished and lighted  by eleotrlolty.  The bar Is always stooked by tho best doni s-  tilo and Imported liquors and olgars.  THOMAS MADDEN, Proprietor.  SLOGAN JUNCTION HOTEL  J. H. McMANUS, Manager  Bar stooked with bout brands of wines, liquors,  and Cigars. Boor on "draught. Large -comfort  abln rooms.   KlrHtwilafli* tAhlai Ivwrd.  R. REISTERER & CO.  BR-WKRS AND BOTTLKRfl 0��  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  ^^gg&a.;    Bowery ��, M8l,on  C.W. West & Co.  COAL I      WOOD!  ___S    $9.65|g0��ar,sNBab   $6.15  -D *H! LIVS *R,*E11D  OFFICE: CORNER HALL AND FRONT STREETS.  FACTORY: HALL STREET, C. P. R. CROSSING.   MILLS: HALL STREET WHARF  P. Bums & Co.  Hkad Office at  nelson, -Brer  Wholesale and Retail   ������Dealers! n-Meats  Markets at  Nelson,  Rossland,  Trail,  Kaslo, Ymir,  Sandon,  Silver-ton, Nev  Denver, Rovelatoke, Ferguson Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade Ciby, Mid  way, and Vancouver.  Mail Orders Promptly Forwarded  West Kootenay Butcher Co.  Alala KINDS OK  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOIiBSALB AND HKTAIIa  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  Baker Street, Nelson &   (J.   TRAVES,   Manager  ���nnnwRH nv mait. .Rtnnim <*"-n riARinFTira avn-pwmp-*** ��-rt'wwrfnv  AGENTS . IMPERIAL Olla COMPANY, Ltd.  No order can be accept ad unless accompanied  by cash. ________  gS^ffSSaL'"1"    TELEPHONE 33.  Lethbridge Gait Goal  The bosb value for the money ln the market  for all -purposes.  terms cash     W. P. Tikrn_t, General Agent  TelfinhonB Ul.    OtRoa tnrllih O. D. J. nhrlaMn.  ARCHITECTS.  THWART & CARftlE-^-Anihltects;    Rooms 7  *-*  and 8 Aberdeen block, Baker street, Nelson.  REAL ESTATE AND  INSURANCE AGENTS  CfttyBLE & O'REILLY  Baker Street  REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE  AGENTS  WHOLESALE TRADE  .ERATED AND MINERAL WATERS.  TROttPH & CO., LlMITKD.-Con-ior Veriion  find Cedar sU-eots, Nelaon, ui<iii*ifnct.urt-rt-  of and wholesale dealers In icvated waters and  fruit syrups. Solo agents for Halcyon Springs  minoral water.   Tcluphono GO.  ASSAYERS*   SUPPLIES.  WF. TKKTZKL & CO.���Corner Bakor and  ��� Josephino streets, Kelson, wholesale doalers ln aswiyers supplies. Agents (or Denver  Fire Clay Co. of Denver, Colorado.  COMMISSION MERCHANTS.  HJ. TSVANS afc CO.���Baker street,  Nolson  ���   -wholesale    dealers   in   liquors,    cigars  cement, Are brick and ftro claj*, water pipe ancf,'.'.  steel rails, and goneral commission morchants.  ELECTRICAL   SUPPLIES.  KOOTENAY KL15CTRIC SUPPLY & CONST: RUCTION COM PAN Y-Wholesalo doalers in telephones, annunciators, bells, batteries,  fixtures, etc., Houston block. Nolson.  FLOUR AND FEED.  BRACKMAN - KKR MILLING COMPANY  ���Cereals, Flour,-Grain, Hay. Struts-lit or  mixod cars shipped to all Kootenay Points.  Grain elevators at all principal points on Calgary-,  Edmonton R. R. Mills ut Victoria, New Wost)-  minster, and Kdmontou, Alberta.  TAYLOR FEKD & PRODUCE CO.-Baker  street. Nelson (Goorgo F. Motion's old  stand). Flour, Feed, Grain, Hay and Produce.  Car lots a specialty. Correspondence solicited.  Phone 26.  FRESH AND -ALT MEATS.  P    BURNS ft   CO.���Bakor  street,   Nelaon,  ���   -wholesale dealers In fresh and oared meats.  Cold storage. .  GROCERIES.  A MACDONALD & CO.-Corner Front and  ��� Ilall Btreeis, wholesale grocers and  ���obbors In blankets, glovos, mittH, hoots, rubbers,  maoklnaws and miners' smidrios.   KOOTENAY SUPPLY   COMPANY.   LIMITED���Vernon   stroet,  Nelson,  wliolusiUe  grocers.   -TOHN.CHOLDITCH &*_CO.���Front street, Nel-  u    son, -wholesalo -.rocors.  Agents for J. & J. TAYLOR SAFES  Bbgustown)   Fairview   Addition.  FOR FALL PUNTING  Home-grown Fruit and Ornamental Trees, Roses, Shrubs,  Vines aud Bulbs���80,000 to select from.   Address  M. J. HENEY, Vancouver, B. O. * p. oTBaTm  FOR RENT  6-roomed house and bath; together with kitchen  range, complete .with hot and cold water, Observatory street, magnificent viow; rent, including water rate, $25 per month. '  broomed house, corner Cedar and Carbonate  streets; J20 per month. ���*���_*_  5-roomed house, Hume Addition ; $15 per month.  4-roomed cottage,- Gore-strent 812.50 per month.  9-roomed house, corner of Mill and Hall streets;  $30 per month, from 1st I��oveinDer.  Rents collected. - Loans made.:  Agents for British Columbia Permanent Loan  & Savings Company.  ���  A. R. BARROW, A;M.LC.E.  PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  C�������;-Victoria^ .$$ffififtfifa ��  JY. GRIFFIN & CO.-Front street, Nolson,  ���   wholesale   dealors   lu   provisions,   ourod  moats, batter and eggs.  HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.  HBYKRS & CO.���Cornor B.ikorand Josephine  ��� stroets, Nelson, wholesale dealers ln hardware aud mining supplios. Ageuts for Gland  Powder Co.   LAWRENCE   HARDWARE    COMPANY  Baker St.,  Nelson,  wholesale   doalers in  hardware and mining supplios, und water aud  plumbers' supplios,  LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  mURNER, BKETON & CO.-Cornor Vornon  A aud Josephine stroets. Nolson, wholesale  dealers ln liquors, olgars ana dry goods. Agenta  for Pabst Brewing Co. of Milwaukee and Col  gory Brewing Co. ot Calgary.  POWDER, CAPS AND FUSE.  HAMILTON POWDER COMPANY-Baker  streot, Nelson, manufacturers of dynamite,  sporting, stumping and black blasting powders,  wholesale dealers in caps and f uso, and elootrio  blasting apparatus.        SASH AND DOORS.  ���VTELSON SAW AND PLANING- MILLS,  i*! LIMITED���Corner Front and Hall streets,  Nelson, manufacturers of and wholesale dealors  ln sash and doors; all kinds.of factory work made  to order. ������.-������  WINES AND CIGARS.  CALIFORNIA WINE COMPANY, LIMI-  ���w TED-Coruer Sl-ont and? Hall streets. Nelson, wholesale dealers In wines (oaHa and hntk,  and rinmnnttn and Imoiwtiwl olffirfi.  LAND  NOTICE.  Notice ia hereby given, tt.at sixty darn after  date I Intend to apply to i.e gold commissioner  for a lease on crown lands, situate in Won Kootenai* district, about ten' miles from the city of  Kaslo, in a northerly direction, consisting of 1B0  acres ot unoccupied crown lands, oomnvsncinir at  a post marked C. P. L., thonoo north on tho lake  front 80 chaiiiB, thenco west 30 chains, thence  south-80 chains, thence ensL 20 chains to plaoe  and post of commencement.  C. P. LOUDIN.  NOTICE  Anybody knowing tlio wheroabouts of Itiehard  Mr-rton will confer a favor upon liis'anxlnus and  enquiring relatives by communicating'the same  to the undorsignod who is In direct communication with them. ^^__ ��� ^__  JAMES WILKS.  'Secretary Nelson Miners'Union  .  "i THE TRIBUNE: .NELSON B. 0 WEDNESDAY; DECEMBER 19 1900  5  ������_m-  t'S.  ���w  BANK OF MONTBEAL  CAPITAL, all paid up....$12,000,000.00  RlilST    7.000.000.00  "ONDiyi'D-lP FKOB'ITS       ���_27.180.80  Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal ...President  Hon. George A. Drummond Vice-President  E. S. Olotistou Geueral Manager  NKLSON BRANCH  Corner Baker and Kootonay  A. H. BUCHANAN,  Streets,  Managor,  Branches in London (England) New York,  Chicago, and all tho principal cities in Canada.  THE BANK OF  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  NELSON  Sterling  Exchango and Cnblo  Crodlta,  ���4x  Buy and sell  Transfers.  Grant   Commercial   and   Ti-avolora*  available in any part of tho world.  Drafts Issued, Collections Mado, Kto,  Savings Bank Branch  CUHHKNT ItATK OK INTKHKRT l'AID.  Paradise for Drunkards.  Arnold White, a ���well-known  English publicist, writing about the  obstacles to the colonization of  South Africa by English fanners,  says that chief among them is the  cheapness of alcohol.  "Brandy," lie says, " is uinepenee  a bottle in tho Gape Colony, and  cheap alcohol is procurable throughout South Africa at a price whicli  promotes intemperance to an extent incredible even in tho east of  London. If Whitechapel or> eveii  .ilayfair were iu an area where  brandy was sold at ninepence a  bottle, imagine the effect of such a  state of things on the industry, the  intelligence, and the aims of the  inhabitants. Alone among the  civilized white communities of the  world the Cape Colony dispenses  with excise.  This is a legacy of the Dutch ; a  legacy of evil inconceivable to those  who have not lived tho life of South  Africa. Tourists whoso notions of  tho country are derived from a gala  visit to the principal towns, from  the hospitality of government  house, of Grooto Scluiur, or the  clubs at Buluwayo, Johannesburg,  Durban aud Port Elizabeth, form  . no conception of the social results  of a scheme of government that  neglects to utilize home grown  alcohol as a vehicle for taxation.  Tho effect of the ascendancy of the  Dutch drink interests and, the low  price of alcohol involves one or two  things: either the establishment of  settlements from .which intoxicating liquor is excluded, or such an  alteration in the fiscal law as will  bring Lhe Cape Colony and South  Africa generally into line with  other civilized countries'.  '*'.,.A Good Word.for Tobacco. -  The war in South Africa has  taught many things of greater and  of less importance. Perhaps nothing that it has demonstrated has  been more marked than the important part which tobacco plays in the  soldier's existence, says the London  Lancet. Whether this is to be  reckoned as a great fact or a small  one, there can be no doubt about  the truth of it. Yet the duke of  Wellington's armies had no tobacco  worth speaking of. ��� If they did not  forbid its use, at any rate the iron  duke's oflicers were directed to advise their men strongly against it.  What a curious* contrast with the  campaigning in South Africa, where  marches and privations as long aud  as stern as any ' suffered by our  great-grandfathers were borne by  the volunteers and soldiers of today with a grumble only when  their "smokes" failed them.  AVe have it from many who took  =fPart=in=the=forced=marches=leading=  to Paardeberg, to Bloemfontein, to  Pretoria and beyond that when  rations were but two or three biscuits a day the only real physical  content of each twenty-four hours  came with the pipe smoked by-the  smouldering embers of a camp fire.  This pipe eased tho way to sleep  tliat might otherwise have lingered,  delayed by the sheer bodily fatigue  and mental restlessness caused by  prolonged and monotonous exertion.  It is difficult, then, to believe that  tobacco is anything but a real help  CROW & MORRIS  Baker Street, Nelson.  WHOLRSALE AND  RUT All., ....  TOBACCONISTS  -       Sole Agents for  TADDY3 TOBACCOS  Branclios at Ro.-sland ai*d Greenwood.  ���>*"���)_���-_ **.*.*X(ri  See our special assortment of Cigars  and Pipes suitable for  Xmas Presents,  Cigar and  Cigarette  Holders  and Cases.  Tobacco Pouches of all kinds,  and Smokers Requisites.  All the best brands of Imported  and Domestic Cigars.  BBB and Loewe Pipes.  '���    *.i****.**.i;&i  COME AND   SEE  THEM  WH OAN SUIT YOU  ALL PBIOBS  Is now prepared to issue Drafts and  Letters of Credit on Skaguay, U. S.,  Atlin, B.C., and Dawson City, N. W. T.  to men who are suffering long  labors and receiving little food, and  probably the way in which it helps  is by quieting cerebration���for- no  one doubts its sedative qualities���  and thus allowing more easily sleep,  which is so all-important when semi-  starvation has to be endured.  The   cases of acute mental derangement in  the course of campaigns   such   as   the   present   are  many.     There have indeed   been  many in  South  Africa.    It would  be most profitable and interesting  could  medical officers have taken  special   note of  the capacity   for  sleep previously evidenced by those  who broke down and also of their  indulgence or non-indulgence in tobacco.    We ai*e inclined to  believe  that,  used   with   due  moderation,  tobacco is of value second  only to  food when long privations and exertions  are to  be  endured.     Two  features are to be noted with regard to the smoking practiced on  active service.  It is almost entirely  in the opeu air and it is largely on  an empty stomach.   The former is  always an advantage; the latter we  generally reckon a most unfavorable condition.   Shall we see in the  near future patients Avith tobacco  amblyopia   or   smokers'  heart  acquired while the trusting friend of  tobacco thought  that  he  was  enjoying  unharmed  the  well-earned  solace of a hard day's  march.    We  believe not, and that  the  open air  will have saved  what, might  have  been the untoward results of smoking when unfed.  GENERAL   MEETING  of  Fletcher's Supporters  at  Committee   Rooms  in   Houston  Block Tonight.  Imperial Bank of Canada  HEAD  OFFICE. TORONTO.  Capital Authorized  Capital Paid up  Rest  $2,500,000  $2,458,603  $1,700,000  D. B. Wlllcio, General Manager.  E. Hay. Inspector.  Nolson Branch���Hums Block, 321 Baker Street  J. M. LAY. Maniu;..  BUSINESS   MENTION.  -Apply Merchants  boy.  Ap-  Surpassing*  Display in  Fall 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  E. Skinner  Noolands' Building, Baker Stroet*.  FRED J. SQUIRE, Manager.  ARTHUR   GEE  MERCHANT  TAILOR.  OPPOSITE   THE   QUKEN'S *HOTEL.  Largo slock ot high-class Imported poods  specialty of  llio square   shoulder���tho  fashion m coats.  A  latest  REILEHt-BENOY  SUCCESSORS  TO H. D. ASHCROFT)  BLACKSMITHS   AND    WOOD   WORK^.o  EXPERT HORSESHOEING.  Special attention given to jll kinds of repairing  and custom work from c: -*ido points. Heavy  holt!* made to order on h!ii>i< notice.  THOMPSON & DOUGLAS  Victoria Street.  PAINTERS  Decorators and  Paper Hang-era.  MRS. A. HALTON.  FINE  DRESSMAKING A SPECIALTY  MADDEN BLOCK.  LADIES' TRIIPED HATS  Endless Variety  And Prices to Suit.  mrs. e. Mclaughlin,  '"    JOSEPHINE STREET.  P. T." RUSSELL  Buyer and Exporter of  RAW   FURS  Highest Prices  Prompt Returns  Fuir Assortment  Ship by Express.  NELSON, B. O.  Cellar to Rent  Bank of Halifax.  Boy Wanted���Good, smart  wanted at Fred Irvino & Co.'h.  For Sale���Furnished rooms.  ply Mrs. Nelson, Cnrnoy. block.  If you want to buy or sell anything go to tho "Old Curiosity Shop,"  Hack calls left at the Pacific  Transfer barn on Vornon slroot. Telephone  call 35.  For     Rent���Store   in   Tremont  Hotel   block.   Apply  to   Malone & Treglllus,  Tremont hotel.  "Wanted���A   first-class   foreman  for granito quarry near Xel-jon. Apply John  Gunn, Robson.  Girls want situations, waitresses,  oli-iiiibfirmaids, housework. Nelson Employment  Olllce, Baker street.  Wanted���Position as bookkeeper  or any clerical position. Good references. Apply  T. H. C, Tribune otilcc.  For Sale���A new house, very convenient, modem improvements, easy terms. Ao  ply A. E. Clarke, Slanley and Carbonate streets  Wanted���One or two furnished  rooms, suitable for young man and wife;'centrally located preferred. Apply S.M, Tiibime  ofllce.  To Rent or For Sale���Residence  of F. W. Peters. Will rent furnished for two  months or sell. Apply to 11. A. Langford, tramway office.  Wanted���Position in store  111  Store,   grocery or gent's furnishings, by young man, five  Good references.   I. At., Tii-  years' experience,  bu ue olllce.  Lost, yesterday, a pocket book  containing a leu dollar bank nolo and some.receipts. Finder will bo rewarded by returning  same to A. Knstead, P. O. bo*c 168, Nolton.  For sale���Lot 10, block 17,30 foot  frontago on Victoria street, two houses on  property. Price ?-_8l)0. Icims easy. Address  Frank G. Graham, cine of Matheson & Graham's  barb.r shop.  Miss Von Der Werth���Clairvoyant, palmist and card reading. Gives advice  on commercial business and mining; reuni cs  unhappy lovers and broKcn-up families. Boom  1, over Thomson Stationery Company.  NOTICE   OF   MEETING.  The regular meoting of the Nelson Trades and  Labor Assembly will be held in the MinerV Union  ball on-Thursdny evening, December 20t.li, at 8  o'clock.   All delegates are requested to attend.  J. 1LMATIIICSON, Secrctarj.  SHERIFFS SALE.  Province of British Columbia, Nelson, in West  -Kootonay, to wit:  ������ By.:, virtue of a warrant of execution issued out  of the county court of Kootccnv, liold��n at  Nelson, at the suit of Ilobeit Hcddle, plaintiil',  ;nnd to nie directed against tho goods and chattels  of James Leonard Stamford, defendant, I have  iseized and taken into execution all the right,  title and intorc' l; of the" said defendant; James  .Leonard Stamford, in about ^fourteen thousand  two hundred and fifty (IJ.a'iO)-shares, more or  less, "of-tho stock .of the Venus Gold Mining  Company. Limited,"non personal liability; to re  cover tlio sum of three hundred and _i\ty-four  . dollars and twenty cents (S3(!1.20),- amount of said  execution, besides -sheriff's 'poundage, oflicers'  foes, and all the othor legal in-*Wental expenses;  all of which I Fhall expose for sole, or sufficient  thereof to satisfy said judgment debt and costs,  at my ofllce. next to tho court house in the City  of Nelson; B..C, oir Wednesday, the ninth day  of January next;, A.D. 1*411, at the hour of 11  .o'clock in the* forenoon.  ���Note.���Intending puiohaseis will vuisfy themselves as to interest and title of the said defendant.  Bated at Nolson, 11. C, lSth day of December,  1000.  S. P. TUCK, Shei-ifl'of.South Kootenay.  j\ FULL LINE OF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside. Finish  local and coast.  Flooring  local and coast.  Newel Posts  Stair Rail  Mouldings  Shingles  Roughand  Dressed Lumber  of all kinds,  IF WHAT YOU WANT IS NOT IN STOCK  WK WIM. JU-KK IT IfOB VOD  CALL AND GET PRICES.  J. A. Sayward  HALL AND LAKE STHKKTS, NELSON  Porto Rico Lumber Go.  (LIMITED)  CORNER OF  HENDRYX AND VERNON STREETS  Rough and  Dressed  Lumber  Shingles  Mouldings  A-1 White Pine Lumber Always in  We carry a complete stock of  Ocaat Flooring, Ceiling, Inside Finish, Turned Work, Sash and Doors.  Special order work will receive  prompt attention.  Porto Rico LumberCo. Ltd.  _^��C=3  ^���^���> ���^���<***V"*V *���=������  **|?-=5<3<^  ���-^_r^ Ir^i^^ 1^^<^^  a55"*^* ��_-5*<C-**>C_?*e�����' <_-?"��-?*C-?  &__u&>  ' C_3* C=2 *(__?'  cr^<r_>':cz**'<?!*)�� ii  Established in Nelson in 1890  CONFIDENCE^  is the feeling with which onr customers look upon goods from  our house, for they, reason that they can bo depended upon to give  tlie caistomer perfect satisfaction. They know that 'in our line  each season they find tlie newest things, many things not foi.nd  elsewhere, always tho things which aro the readiest buyers, and  which strongly appeal .to'the-popular'fancy. Thoy know that  there is no element of risk in buying from us; that there is no  experimenting abouffit. They Are certain of buying tlie goods in  season and at satisfactory prices. This advantage is Avhat wo  wish to call your attention to these rushing holiday times. Couple  this with an assurance of lowest prices, and liberal treatment, and  you have our method of doing business. All our goods are too  numerous to mention. They include however diamonds, anil all  kinds of precious jewel*, sterling silver and til! kinds of sterling  silver novelties.    We have everything you need outside of money.  We want your money and will give you the worth of  orders will have our prompt attention,  of charge.  *5***_i*_********t*  All engiaving  it.    Your  done free  JACOB DOVER, The Jeweler  -NBI^SON,    B.   G.  CUT -3  CCALi"  ^ ��S*j *uS5*} t-S** ��^ ��^ t^ t^ ���_^ %Sj "^ ��^S^ ��.^ ��S ��^S. ��^ S&MZ.C-? ��� ��3 > c--i.c-~3.��c-? l  -*__! 'CS ^S '=_Z. <:__. '-S <S /C3 <=__. '*__!�� ^S t=__^ ^S *=__. -<^ ^S^vl^cS--' o* ���&*��� <t~_> &*->  -5-. -s- e*. ��^-����Is g  ELECTRICAL IV|ACHINERY|  Transformers  Telephones, Bells  Annunciators, Lamps  GAS AND ELECTRIC FIXTURES  HOT WIRE ARC LAMPS  FOR INCANDESCENT CIRCUITS.  CLING  SURFACE BELT DRESSINGl  ELECTRIC SUPPLIES.  KOOTENAY ElECTftlG  SUPPLY & CONSTRUCTION CO.  Nelson, B. C.  __________ i  THE  Mansfield Manufacturing Go.  NELSON,  B. C.  _______a__________u__________i  Builders and  Contractors  r^*" 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 produets at lowest  possible prices. Being in a position to manufacture goods in larger  quantities than before, we shall be ablo 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 Ina position to supply  these products at/reasonable rates.  We shall also Keep on hand a stock of Firo Brick, Firo Clay,  Tiles and Cement.  -======0ur-=Brieks-and~Eime^R6^k^  Spokane Industrial Exposition in 1899 and also this year. We also  secured prizes last .year and this year for Ornamental and Building-  Stone.  are prepared to offer special rates to Contractors  and  ERNEST MANSFIELD,  for The Mansfield Manufacturing Company.  Successors to  The West Kootenay Brick ��_��� Lime Co., Ltd.  We  Builders.  THE  BEST"  BEER.  ST. LOUIS LAGER  To be had wholesale at Nelson.  & Co., Ltd.  VICTORIA,. B.C.  A.   B.  GRAY,  Baker  Street,  Kootenay Agent.  Nelson  MONEY TO LOAN  ON  AT / PER CENT  BUSINESS PROPERTY  Applr Q. L. IaENNOX, Bolloltcr, Naler_ B, C  B. C. EXPRESS  and Transfer Co.  BfiBRago c nd cxpross moved to any ptvrb of Uio  cil.j'.   apcciu'l )\ttctil.lon (fivon tn hoavy tomilnK.  Olllce will*. Llio Nelson W'ino Co., Uakor KtrooU  GEO. P. MOTION, Manager.  Telephone 93.  -A..  "-EI^"ST^!-A.-Dl  Contract 3ng Pointers, Decorators, Paporhangora.  Full li;i(i of v/ftll paper, moulding'*, otc,   Ka1(-o-  mliiinj;  _nrt Tintlne.   Strictly Hrst-claHt* work.  JCaUniuta ih fui'iiislieu.    Keelden'jo Mill Streat-,  Opposite'School House  NOTICE TO DELINQUENT CO-OWNERS  To  Geo..  H.  XiAm.meus, J. R. Cuaxsom, or to  anj* powon or poraona lo whom lie may liaro  transfeiTed liiu Interest in  the n.-irfoy Joy  mineral claim, at Morning Mountain, Nelson  Mining Diriulon.  You aro hereby notifli'd that I hare expended  'One Hundred Dollars in labor and iinnrovenienl,s  *ipon the aliovo mentioned   mineral  claim, in  ���a)r__r  to   hold  salil   mineral   cliiini   under  (lie  provisions  of tho .Mineral  Act, and if within  ninety days from the date of this notice you fall  ���an* refuse to contribute your proportion of mini*  aixpentliture, toKotlier with all cosl.sof advertising, your iiitcrcst'in wiid c'nim will become tho  property of the RUbsoriber, under Bcctlon four of  an Act entitled "An Act to Amend the Mineral  Act, i'wo." sri.AS ir. cuoss.  Dated this 12th day of l")c<:eiiil>er. I'M).  NELSON, B.C.  ENGINEERS.  ORA.KLK8 PAHKKK���Mining and milling en-  la-tnosr.   Turner Boaokb Block, Uaber 8Woati.  Mfclaai,  Scaled Tenders addressed to lhe undersigned,  and endorsed "Tender for 1'ost Olllce, etc.,  Nolson, 13. C," will bo received at this oflico  until Wednesday, flic '2nd January, 1001, inclusively, for the erection of a Post Olllce, .etc.,  at Nelson, H. O., according to : plans and specifications to be seen at tho oil Ices of James Allnu  Blac-loiiald, Ksquiru, arohiloct, Nelson,: P.C; CI.  A. Keefer, Ksqtiire, resilient, engineer. Now  Weslrninsler, li. C: Williaui Iluiidcrson, Ks-quire,  cleric of works, Victoria, II. 0., ami at (.lie Department of Public Works, Ottawa.  Tenders will not bo considered unless made on  tho form supplied and signed wilh the actual  RigiiaLures of tenderers.  An acce])t*"d cheque on a chartered bank payable to tho order of tlio Minister of Public  Works, oiiuil lo ten per cent ,(10,����� of tho  amount of the tender, must accompany each  lender. This cheque will bu forfeited if tho  party decline the contract or fail to complete tlio  work contracted for, and willbo returned in case  of non-acceptance of tender.  Tho department, docs not hind itself to nccept  the lowest or any LenUor.  Hy oriler, :  J dS. R. ROY,  Acting Secretary.  Department, of Public Works, "l  Ottawa, lircl llccember, 1U00  /  Newspapers iiisertingjhisjiityertiseinentjvij.h_  out-aullioritj-"froni-tlio_departifient��� will_hot_l)e~  paid for it.  "^  11UUKAU Oh*, PROVINCIAL INFORMATION  In order that t he Government may bo in possession of dellnitc information with which l.o  supply thoso seeking investments in this Province, I am instructed to invite particulars fiom  those who have properties for wile, and who may  feel disposed to forward such particulars to this  otHcc for thr*. purpose iu question.  In view of tho proposed early reorganization  of the Agent Cienoral's Olllco in London, h'ng-  land, (ho desirability of having on tile a list, of  farms and other properties for sale, with full and  accurate dotnils is obvious. I'rnpoi ties submitted limy include farms and farm lauds, Industrial or commercial concerns, timber limits,  wiilor powe.is, or other enterprises alrordlng  opportunities for legitimate investment.  It is not proposed lo recoimiieii l properLlc-a to  intending investors, hut to a I lord Iho fullost.  access to tho classified lints and all available Information connected therewith, ami to pl:u:c Inquire rs in column a leaf ion with the owners.  Tho fullest particulars aro desired not only of  the properties themselves, but. of tho localities In  which they arc sit.uatcd, and the conditions  allecUng tlioiit. l'*or this purpose printed  schedules will, upon apnlicalion. be forwarded  to those desirous of making sales.  it.   K.   GOSNKfifa,  Secretary Bureau of Provincial Information.  Victoria, ��. (J., November Kit.li, i900.  NOTICE.  Uossland, li. 0., November 9th, HKK).  To F. H. Sai.isuuky :  Notice is hereby given that I, William Grlfllths,  intend to claim the Interests in tho following  named mineral claims formerly held by F. H,  Salisbury, on which he has neglected to pay liis  Bharo of the expenses of tho annual assessment  work.   To wit:  Aonc-hnlf (3) intercut in the "Bunker mil"  mineral claim.  A one half (i) interostiii the "Sullivtin"minoral  claim.  A one half (J) interestin the "Fidelity" mineral  claim.  All the adjoining claims, il.nated on the west  fork of the north fork of Salmon river, in tho  Nelson Mining Division,  'This aolion Is taken under Section II of Chapter I."), of the statutes of lSKi and aniendiiif:ntH of  1L-O0. VVIlal-iTAM li. TOU'NSICNI),  Agent for William Grlfllths.  TEADES   UNIONS.  mm  mm  V^I^I;  STA?  NELSON MINERS' UNION NO. 96, *W. F. o -?  M.���Meets ln miners' union rooms, north- j  east corner Victoria and Kootenay stroets, o very   ���*  Saturday ovoning at 8 o'clock.   Visiting mem  bars welcome. M. R. Mowat t. President. Jamo  Wilkes,   Secretary.    Union ScAr.K _ir Waoks   ,  koh Nelson    Djs-ntic-r��� Per . shift, v machino "  men, ?ri.,"0. hammei-binen minors, $.125; tnuckei-s. -  carmen, shovelors and other underground labor-   -  ers, $3.00.  __���_________________________________________   j,  TItADKS AND LABOR COUNCIL.-Tlie ropu- "  lar meetings of tho Nelson Trades and Labor  Council will be held in tho,miners' union hall, -*  cornor of Victoria and Kootonay streets, on tlio . '  fln-t and third ThuiBday of each month, ab '���  7.30 p. m. : G. J. Thorpo, President. J. il. Matbe-  sjii, Secretary.  THE regular meetings of tho Carpenters' Union  are held on Wednesday evening of each  woek. at 7 o'clock, in the Miners'Union hall corner Victoria aud Kootonay streets. 11. Rohin-  Bon, President.   James Colling, Secretary.      , "  BARBBRS' UNION.���Nolson Union, No. lfle'of  the International Journeymen Barbers Union of America, meets overy lirst and third Monday of each mouth in Minor's Union Hall, corner,  of Victoria and Kootonay streets, at 8:30 "p.m.  sharp.    Vislfin_r   biothei-s. cordially invited* to  attend.   H. McMahon, presidont: J. H. Mathe- /-$���_ */ (!  Ron.fccroUiy-liciiiiurur: J.C.Gaidncr,recording '..^���*_"�����I  sccietaij. ,        J;,  KICKLAYKRS AND  MASONS'  UNION.   ..'- $*��  Tho Bricklayers and Masons' International j*^ *;_,_;  Union No. 3 of Nolson moefs second and fourth"'**>K,-i  Tuesdays in each month afc Minors  Union hall. i_ j-^*;|  J. W. Ktcher, presidont; Joseph Clark, recording ^-t *_~^i  and corresponding secretary. '    , ~  -J!.*  _?St$��&ft_  a$$%_f\  NELSON PAINTKltS' UNIOaV-Tho  meeting^ of  tlio   Painters'  Union  LABORERS' UNION.-Nclson Laborers Pro"^  tectivo Union, No. 8121, A. F. of L., meets iu  Fraternity Hall, Oddfellow's block, corner of Raker and i-ootcnay st reels, every Monday evening ,  at 7:30 p.m. sharp. Visiting members of the A meri-'  can Fodeiatlon cordially invited to attend.  James Malhcw, Presidont. John ItoberU, re  cording secretary.  regular  _    _     is- held ,  the first and third Fridays iu each month nt Minors' Union hall at (.������"0-eharp.\ J. H.Mdlward,   >  President; Will J. Hatch, Secretary.  PLASTEltlfiliS'  UNION-Tho O. P. I. A. No.  172, meets eveiy Monday evening in  tha  Elliot block, corner Bakor and Stanley stroets. ab  ,  8 o'clock.   J. D. Mover, president; Donald Mc-  Tyirtn. Havimtatryl  COOKS' AND WAIl'ERS* UNION���Regular  iwctiiigs on the second and fouith Ilium- "  d.ijsof each month, at So'clock in Mincis' Union  hall. Visting brelhern coiili.illy invit-cd. C. F.  Boll, pi-'-ideut; J. P. Foiestel), sucrctaiy  treasurer.  -��-**l  i."  -^  ���ft-r1  ^  FKATERNAL   SOOIETIBS.    -  NELSON LODGE. NO. S3, A. V. & A. M.  Meets second Wednesday tn each mousti.  Sojourning brethren invited.  MUSIC.  Mrs. D. II. Murray, graduato in vocal and instrumental music, is now prepared to receive  pupils for instruction in voice culture, Italian  method, also piano aud organ.  For tainus and further particulars apply room  ���",, A. Macdonald building, corner Josephine aud  Vei-uon etroeli.  KNIGHTS OIC PYTHL-VS- Nob-on Lodge, No  25, Knights of Pythias, meets in I. O, O. K*.'  HaU, corner Bakor and Kootonay stroets, every  Tuesday ovenlng at 8 o'clock, visiting Knlghta  cordially invited to attend. F. J. Bradley.C.C;  J. A. I-aquotte, K. of R. & S.  NEIaSON L. O. L., No.1692, meets in L O. O. F.  Hall, corner Baker and Kootenay stroets,  l86_aud^3rd^Fi*lday_io,*Uoach^montli.=_yj.^Una���  brnfhorn cordially Invltod.   IX. Robinson, W. M.  W. Crawford, Itocording-Socrotary.  SHERIFF'S SALE, -  I'rovinco of British Columbia, Nelson, in VVca  Kootonay, to wit:  Hy virtue of a writ of (leri-fncias, issued out of  tho Supreme Court of Britith Columbia, at tho  suit of the Bank of "Montreal, plaintiff's, and to  me directed, ngaliiht tho goods and chut  tels of the Two Friends Mine, Limited  Liability, defendant", I have seized and  Uikon in execution all tho right, title und inleicsti  of tho said defendants. Two Friends 'Mino Limited Liability, in tho mineral claim known as  and called "Two Friends,"situated on tho Hi. Ido  liutwocn Loinon aud Springer creeks, on the cast  slopo of Lemon creek, located on thortlst.day ot  July. A. D. IH!l.'i. and recorded in the ofllco or tha  mining recorder for tho Slocan Cliy Mining Division of tho West Koot'-nay District-, on tho 101U  day of August, A. D. lS!)j; and also all tho n_;l b  titfo and intcrost of tho said defendants. Two  Friends Mine, Limited Liability, in sixty (<*0) iohh  or oro, moro or less, mined from the mineral  -claim "Two Friends," and now upon tho property: To recover the"sum of two thousand and  olghty-nino dollars und cighty-flvo cents (S.'.OS'l-  .8.'i) together with intorest on t\vb thousand and  eighty-six dollars and thirty-five cents (S2nSd,'.i)  at. six por cctitnm per annum, from the '-'tlth day  of Soptombor, l'JOO, until pnymont, besides shcr  ilTs poundage, otllccr's fees, and nil other legal  Incidental expenses: All of which 1 shall cxposo  for sale, or sulllcient thereof to satisfy said judgment, debt, and costs, at tho front of my otllco  next to the court houso, in tho city ot Nelson, Ii.  C. on Friday tlie Sith day ot October, A. D.. I'WO  at tho liour of cloven o'clock in the forenoon.  Notk.���Intending purchasers will satisfy them  solves as to interest and title of the said defen  dants.  Dated at, Slocan City Iho 12th day of October  1000.  S. P. TUCIC. Sheriff*of South Kootenay-  The above snle is postponed until Monday, tha  20th day of November, HKK), at tho same plaoa  and hour. S. P. TUCK,  Sheriff of South Kootonay.  The above sale is further postponed until  Friday the 21st day of December, UOO, at the  same place and hour.  S. P. TUCK,  3hM*:irof South ICootoimy.  "COMPANJEJ^ACT 1897." '  Not ice is herebv given that tho appointment ot  John Mallison Williams as attorney of * Tho  Chapleau Consolidated Gold Mining Company,  Limited," and of his substitute, Charles W.  Graham Browning, has been revoked, ahd that)  Gabriel Lucien Robert Weyl, accountant of Nelson, B. C, has been appointed as tho new attorney of tho said company, and tho registered  ofllco of I ho company has been changed to Oh-  sorvatory stroet, Nolson, B. C..  ELLIOT & LENNIE.  Solicitors for.the Company.  Dated this 20th day of November, A. D., 1900. I  THE TRIBUNE: NELSON, B. CM WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 19 1900  DIRECT   IMPORTATIONS   FROM  ENGLAND  AND   FRANCE  W. F. TEETZEL & CO.  Wholesale and Retail Druggists  and Dealers in Assayers' Supplies.  VICTORIA  BLOCK,  NELSON.  ���0  FMeforai  ��� 9  LEADS  IN  PUBLIC  FAVOR.  Keep this in mind when buying youi: Winter Suit. Wc  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 21!) BAKER STREET, NELSON.  STOVES!       STOVES 1  We are sole agents for the celebrated  COLE'S HOT BLAST HEATERS  CITY L0CA1 HEWS  In order to accommodate their  patrons Fred Irvine & Co. and tlio  Nelsou Clothing House have decided to keep their stores open every  evening till 9 o'clock until Decem-  cer 20.  Foreman Macdonald had a staff  of3 men on Baker street cleaning off  the mud which has collected since  the wet weather set in. The wheels  of wagons carry mud from intersecting streets on to the macadam  and it will probably be necessary  to turn out the shovel brigade  occasionally until the cross streets  are paved for a block on each side  of Baker street. . "*  Rev. .T. IT. White, pastor of the  Methodist church, returned last  night from Sandon where he  preached the dedication sermons  for the new Methodist church. It  will be remembered that the old  church and parsonage was destroyed  in the big fire last sumaiier and  since then the congregation has been  rustling to provide funds for a new  edifice. They met with marked  success, and the neat aiid comfortable church opened on Sunday  stands as a monument to their enterprise and zeal.  NELSON MINES.AND MINING  Will burn anything,  in any line  Results unequalled  of heaters.  LAWRENCE HARDWARE COMPANY  mt  '-.*���   $m  (**-_*:  i*c2*(=>;  Ws  HOLLY  MISTLETOE  %  W  to  to  A  GOOD STORY      If well told never gets old. We  told you last year our Christmas  stock was the most complete in  Nelson. You discovered it to be  a fact. We simply repeat the  good news for 1900. Remember  our prices are right. -  WM. HUNTER &   CO.  Grocerepies, Crockery.  NELSON.  to  %   0  CHINA  .m  im   ��  m  &'t=>'C  to  to  CHINA $  m  WINTER CLOTHING  ��� ������  -at Great Discount Prices  OVERCOATS offered  at from 10 to 25% Discount.  NOBBY  WINTER SUITS, Ail-Wool  and  Serges, at  from 10 to 25% Discount.  Always willing to show Goods.   No -.rouble.    Every Garment Guaranteed.  THEO.   MADSON,   Baker Street.  HONDI   CEYLON   TEA  We have -just received a large consignment of the  celebrated Hondi tea, direct from tlie gardens. It is-)  easily the best tea in the market and is sold with a  guarantee.    Money refunded if not found satisfactory.  Houston Block.  Telephone 161.  P. O. Box 176.  JOHN A. IRVING & CO.  ROSSLAND   B-NQIINEBRIINa  WORKS  cunliffe & McMillan  Founders and  Machinists, Specialty of Ora Cars, Ore-Bin  Doors and Caneral Mining Machinery.  list of second-hand machinery on hand, willch has been thoroughly overhauled and ia as good  as now :  1 2*-H. P. Locomotire-type boiler, -with engine attached and all fittings, roady to turn on steam.  1 ��j1"_k'8" Double-Cylinder Friction Drain-Hoiat, built by Ingersoll Co,  1 Sinking Pump, No. 5 Cameron, New York. ������-.!.  1 Sinking Pump, 10"xo"xl3", outside packed plnnger patterm  Watch this advertisement for further lists, or write ua before you buy for complete list.   "\Vo  may have just what you want.  Agents for Northey Pumps.   Stock carried.  P.  O.  Box 198. THIRD  AVENUE,  ROSSLAND.  Miner-Graves   Program.  The programme decided upon by  the Miner-Graves syndicate with  regard to their Slocan property,  the Roc-lcland group, has been  watched with keenest interest by  the mining operators who -.have  property in" that.section. AV. Yolen  Williams, superintendent of the  syndicate, stated to The Tribune  wheu approached on the matter:  "I am not able to give you delinite  information as to the resumption of  work on the Rockland group, but it  is quile probable that active operations will be recommenced on tlie  prospect as soon as the snow is off  the ground."  . The Rockland  is on   Eight-Mile  creek, three and a half-miles, southeast of Silverton.    The formation is  a   belt   of schist  or   altered   slate  with large  bodies  of   milling  ore,"  the values being carried principally  in  arsenical   iron,   although   some  copper   exists.    The   Miner-Graves  syndicate bought from Alex Sproat  of- New  Denver,  judge  Spinks  of,  Vernon   and   Frank    Watson    of  Spokane.    Since taking   oyer   the  group a sum estimated at$30,000 has  been   spent   in development.   The  assumption is that the owners propose to mill the output of the Rockland  on   the ground and ship the  concentrates   to   their   smelter at  Grand Forks where the iron will be  excellent for fluxing purposes and  thereby ensure a profit in working.  It   is  generally thought that the  time and attention whicli the management was naturally compelled  to give its   Boundary   enterprises  when the Granby smelter was under  way   and the Knob Hill and Old  Ironsides   mines   reaching   a   producing basis, engrossed so much of  their time that they simply had no  time to devote to enterprises further  afield.     Now   that   smelters   and  mines     are      running      smoothly  the supposition is that they will be  _preparedJ;o_go_ahead_with_w_ork_on  their Slocan property and  develop  it  on  an  extensive  scale.    It goes  without   saying   that   a   program  along this line would  mean much  for the section generally.  Among the properties on the  same zone as the Rockland are the  Congo group, owned by V. M. Bene-  dum of Silverton and others; t'he-L.  H. aud Los Vegas, owned by A. R.  Fingland, mauager of the Monitor  mine at Three Forks, Charles Brand  and John Tingling; the Baby Ruth,  . owned by A. R. Fingland and  others; the Spokane group, owned  by Silverton parties, and the Silver  Tip, owned by the Mackenzie-Mann  syndicate. Tlie mineral belt runs  north and south from the Rockland  toward Rain mountain.  present a comprehensive program  of development is being carried out,  and the crew is not as large as will  be the case wheu the company can  utilize them Avhen they commence  shipping. The next move in the  history of the Enterprise will undoubtedly be the construction of a  mill, but the company has not issued  any statement^to indicate when tho  concentrator will be erected, but as  the ore body is extended constantly  the date is probably not far distant, particularly as expert estimates place tho value of ore in  sight at $1,000,000.  Work on the Big Horn.  The Big Horn group of claims on  Porcupine creek, nine miles from  Ymir, is being worked steadily. A  crew of six.or eight men is employed under the direction of William Edgar, and the program of development for the winter is calculated to show up the property before spring. The Big Horn is. a  silver-lead proposition with a wide  vein and two feet of solid ore near  the'surface.^A^ci'osscut tunnel is  being driven to tap the vein at a-  depth of about 4 50 feet. The crosscut is now in 2S.0 feet and the  showing is reported to be excellent.  It is probable a trial shipment will  be made from the property during  the winter.  Miscellaneous.  The Tribune is informed by a  local mining man that the word  "Con " as used in the name Mountain Con is a contraction for consolidated, the property being recorded as the Mountain Consolidated.  It is reported that tlie management of the St. Eugene mine will  shortly.install^ Robbins carrier in  their concentrator. This apparatus  is a new and-^ improved carrier by  the use of which ores are sorted in  the mill to better advantage than  at the mine. The appliance is  now in use in the Ivanhoe concentrator.  Leave Brook Trout Alone.  The city police were notified yesterday- that' ,a maii. was offering  brook trout'for sale in the city and  started out to. look for him. - The  offender evidently received a tip for  he pulled .out in short order. These  brook trout have been offered somewhat freely heretofore and as a result'the small, lakes, such as Cottonwood, have been a source of revenue  to pothunters who were not prosecuted because the Provincial Game  Protection. Act j seemed to have  overlooked the"; little rainbow trout.  Now, however, the Dominion regulations governing British Columbia  specifically provides that no "brook  or other trout may be taken between October-15 and March 15.  This covers the ground thoroughly  and in future!the authorities Avill  not allow the "mountain trout to be  sold here.  "LW  EEC.   __B^r_El_El&   So   GO.  _N"E31_.S03Sr  ___Jf-3X_Q  BA_TOO]Sr  STOVES!   STOVES!   STOVES!  HEATING STOVES, COOKING STOVES, AND STEEL RANGES  Sole Age^s for tlie Original Cole's Hot Blast Goal Heaters  SEE OUR GUNS AND RIFLES  HEADQUARTERS FOR ALL KINDS OF AMMUNITION  TKLKPHONR 27 . store, Corner linker and Joscplili-.e J-irre  HOLD YOUR CHRISTINAS ORDERS  ....FOR   Fruits  and  for the NEW STORE  which will be opened  in lhe K-W-C block  on Ward Street, on  December 20th.  W. G. BROWNE  K-W-C Block Ward Street  Ladies..  In purchasing presents  for gentlemen, do not  throw money away on  useless neckties. A pipe  . is   the   safest   present, .  ��� and in pipes we carry  the largest and best  stock in Nelson. Here  are some of  our best  Case Pipes..  G. B. D. SPECIALS  L. & CO.  B. B. B.  PETERSONS  i^****.**tit  THE  CABINET  Baker St.  G. B.  CIGAR STORE  MATTHEW.  TORONTO STOCK EXCHANGE.  TUKSDAY'S   QUOTATIONS.  stock. 'J Asked.  AUiabasca..:..' 8   5 00  B. C. Gold Fields.-.'.        8  Black Tail v..  12  Brandon & Golden Crown : !)  Butte & Boston.. .v...-.-  .*U  Canadian GoldOeldt* Syndicate... 8l  Cariboo (MoKinney)  50  Cariboo Hydraulic -.      1 ul  Centre Star "..-.     "1 .��;  Crow's Nest Pass Coal     (il (X)  Rid  California.  Evening Star   Fairview Corporation   Golden Star   Giant   Iron Musk '.   "J i urBlaine .*   King   Knob Hill   Lone Pine-Surprise Consolidated..  Monte Christo   Montreal & London   Morning Glory.;::;...-.............  Morrison .....-.-..  Noble Fivo   North Star ..   Old Ironsides....v..���. ;   Olive.  OUtt  AltK  FILTERS  FILTERS  IT COSTS BUT ONE CENT  | OUR CLOSEST8  AUK NOISBLKSS  To drop us a post card that we may call and  Never   have any plumbing done until  you  zive estimates,  nave seen our  It saves many dollars,  goods and our prices.  OPPOSITE  STRACHAN BROTHERS, Plumbers.  To Survey and Crown Grant.  The shareholders of the Royston  Gold Mining company held a meeting a day or two ago to discuss the  affairs of the company and it was  decided to have the dozen or more  claims .-comprising the group surveyed and crown granted as early  as possible. The company has an  unusually large acreage of mineral  land on Morning mountain and  further development may prove  their holdings to be as valuable as  any on the hill.  ri'om the Enterprise.  It. J. McPhee, superintendent of  the Enterprise mine, is in the city  today on a flying business trip. He  is in charge of the Ten-mile Creek  property which mining men have  predicted will yet become the  biggest property controlled by the  London & B. C. Gold Fields.    M  Payne...." .:'..   Princess Maud  ';...  Rambler-Cariboo Consolidated ...  Republic . . . .���.';'   Slocan Sovcioitfii..   Vananda '..,.'.   Virtue.....   War Eagle Consolidated   Waterloo.........I...:.'.., ...���,..:.  Whito Bear.*.........-.   Winnipeg   -    SALES.  7000 Canadian Goldfields Syndicate..  1000 Fairview .:..;...;.,     10C0 Monte Christo ,  101 Hammond Reof   1500 Hammond Reef   H000 Rambler,..'.'."...   1000 Northt-rn Belle   500 Northern Belle   2000 Iron Mask,.' ,,,  <*.-  8  (ii  ?!*  "1  Sfl  -Hill  58  10  3  7  10  31  4  ".->  14  83}  .a  -2(1 '  021  7  n  aa  05$  a?  i  4  %4  4  1  n  40  1 471  1 4i  ca lo  3  (i  2i  - 01  ��  214   fl���  3  45  li  ,.r'i  7  2}  2  91  40  Oil  ���SO  1  2.-.J  61  3  '��.  ��� .  3"  ������it  l-*  ���25.  1  3  2fi  CHINA HALL  McFarland & Brockman  beg.to announce to the  citizens of Nelson that  they have opened up the  largest  and   best selected   sio_ck_jo/_jCro_ckery;,_Glassr   ware and Bar Fixtures  in the city. Call and in-,  spect.  PERSONAL.  Kaslo is a guest at  Elkhorn is at the  of   Ymir is  are regis-  of  Alex Dove of  the Hotel Hume.  J. Herdsman of  Madden House. .  John   H. ''Campbell  registered at the Tremont.  P.  J.  CahilV and wife  tered at the Queen's hotel.  E.   Charles ��� and   J;   Connell  Rossland are registered at the Hotel Phair.  William Burns, public school inspector, leaves this week for the coast, where he  will sit on the committee to oxamine entrance  examination papers,  W. F. Anderson, formerly C. P. R.  traveling passenger agent for this district, l��ft  this morning for the east. He will- spend a short'  time at his old home at Ayr, Ontario.  A report from tho general hospital last night was to the effect that no change  had taken place in the condition of Dr. W. O.  Rose, who in ill with typhoid fever.  G. D. Cui-tis, architect, is in Rossland.   The Miner states that Mr. Curtis may  supervise the completion of the court house du-r- I  ilig the absence in t[)e old country of the arohi- I  tect )n charge, {  First Door West of C. P. \\. Offices  BAKER STREET.  AUCTION SALE  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, consisting of Persian  Rugs, Damascus Tables, Benares  Brasswork, Indian Table Covers,  Fancy Cushions, Satin Down  Quilts, Silver Fruit and Fish  Knives, Books, Plants, etc., in  his rooms over the Merchants  Bank of Halifax.  The goods will be on exhibition  on the premises on the morning  ofthesale.  Terms, Cash,  ticulars apply to  For further par-  Chas. A. Waterman &Co.  AUCTIONEERS.  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  all you cook, and attractive  daintiness when it is served  on your table.  <.  KIRKPATRICK & WILSON  The Leading Grocers.  Telephone 10-  185 Baker Street  m  *m  Ladies'Jacket Sale  o  to  to  to  to  to  to  Here's a lot of LADIES' JACKETS that  we will LOSE money on but they MUST  all g*o. 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 ....       ....       ,.   ���   :  $ '6.00 Jackets at   ''...., $2.75  $10.00 Jackets at  4.75  $12:50 Jackets at  6.00  $18.06 Jackets at , ;. 1...  9.00  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  Martin   O'Reilly   &   Co.  HOUSTON  BLOCK,  NELSON.  to  M  _-*��  it  Hi  Christmas 1900  A CJfrar Lighter '\d  Tie Clasp    Locket    Charm \W  Desk Articles feijjf  Ring    Studs or Buttons v-I-  Mr  Some  or  other thing*  ^_g-$^ct*tog*^  ���3  C  Come to the store and you will find just  the right thing for that man whom you  intend  to  remember.  If Brown said so, It's Right.  ���..y:,T_^^  Stanley Pianos  178 Baker Street. NELSON, B. C.  When You See a Good Thing  GO FOR IT  ��� ������  We have good things to dispose of and want  you to come for them.  CANDIES FOR CHRISTMAS  Ganong'a Chocolates are superb.   Pot up in such pretty boxes.  Lowney'8 Famous BonBonS and Chocolates. -These come in beautiful boxes.  Rowatree's OelebVdted Chocolates also upon our counters in attractive form.;  What better Christmas present than a large box of these candies,  FOR THE CHILDREN  We have all sorts'of Fancy ancl Plain Candies.  Too many to tell'about, you must see them.  The prices are ridiculously low.  3e'e our Hndless Assortment of Christinas Tree Ornaments before getting your tree,  r A small quuntity will make your tree a thing of beaury.  TRENCH CRYSTALIZED FRUIT.       TOM SMITH CRACKERS.  J. A. MACDONALD  Palace Confectionery  Madden Block, Ward Street. Telephqne 206  W  F  I

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