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 I'��T  [I  I  I  DAILY EDITION   BY MAIL  FIVE DOLLARS A YEAR  WEEKLY EDITION BY MAIL  TWO DOLLARS A YEAR  NINTH YEAR.  NELSON:  FRIDAY ]\IORNING DECEMBER 21  1900  PRICE FIVE CENTS  �����*_,-_ l  ���y%j  ��� *���"���"?  WINDOW DISPLAYS FOB CHBISTMAS  Nelson Merchants Make a Showing That Is Second to  None in the Province.  ATTRACTIVE AND WELL ARRANGED ARTICLES THE ORDER  T. .T. Scanlan, the Stanley street  grocer, makes a good display, as do  the grocers on Water street.  The Old Curiosity Shop on Josephine street has four windows full of  curiosities that are useful.  IT CAN BE SOLD FOR TWICE  3  Effectively arranged windows full  of attractive Christmas goods are  the feature of Baker street business houses today. The display inflects credit on the merchants and  will afford genuine pleasure to citizens who appreciate choice merchandise. During- the next few  days the stores will be crowded  with purchasers and it is safe to  predict that anything in the line of  holiday goods whicli would be  available in the larger centers can  be obtained in Nelson today with  equal ease. The matter of window-  drossing has received special attention among the local merchants and  half a dozen of tlie displays  arranged have the touch of genius  which marks the art of the trained  window dresser.  The palm for novelty will probably be accorded to Martin  O'Reilly <fc Co., who have introduced a circular saw into theii  window for the purpose of impressing on tlie public the sweeping  * nature of their "cut price sale."  The saw is operated by an electric  motor and revolves at top speed.  On the frame is a big log labeled  "prices" and sawed through the  center, while the floor about is an  inch or two deep in sawdust.  The background to the scene is a  bank of dress-goods-and  the whole  -U*-*} a catchy and effectivebit of window dressing. "   -  .Tolm A. Irving & Co., next door,  show groceries.    Their dresser  has  /   taken Christmas   fruits   aud   confectionery and arranged  them in a  -. pleasing manner to give the-passer-.  - by a hint of the choice goods  to be  obtained within.  Vanstone ��fc Co., have a window  filled with perfumes iu neat form  for gifts aud other articles suitable  for the same purpose.  Brown <fc Co.'s large window is  given over to clothing aud furnishings, a special feature being made  of ties and silk handkerchiefs.  Morrison & Caldwell exhibit  choice groceries such as are in demand for Christmas cheer, including raisins and other fresh and  dried fruits.  The East End Grocery in the  "West building has a good display.  ' II. Byers & Co. have skates aud  hockey and sporting goods iu their  window, which will doubtless be iu  demand iu anticipation of colder  weather.  Jacob Dover has a  splendid  dis-   play of   jewelevy and  choice  bric-  a-brac.    The tiny shirt stud watch  is attracting considerable attention,  while    tho    diamond    rings  biooches are admired by all.  bronze and pottery goods are  handsome in design and finish  Lillie Brothers show fancy  of boots aud shoes suitable for holiday gifts.  ���''; William Iluuter & Company  have a large and elaborately  dressed window. Delicacies in the  grocery line, and handsome articles  from tho china department are arranged in an attractive manner.  The passerby is safe to stop at this  window.  Theo Miidson lias two windows  full of gentlemen's furnishings  neatly disposed. A specialty is  made of the articles likely to be  called for by holiday buyers.  The Nelson Wine Company have  a novel Christmas tree.- It is hung  with cold bottles which are to be  drawn for later. The feature of  the drawing is that every ticket is  to draw a prize.  J. F.  Weir  exhibits  gentlemen's  ��� furnishings and shows a fine line of  goods. Ties and similar articles for  Christmas business are prominent  in the display.  J. J. Walker has his show window  full of attractive jewelery, a specialty being silverware. In the new  K.-W.-C. block he has a large assortment of goods for the holiday  buyer.  T. H. Brown 9hows a wide range  of jewe lery, his exhibit including a  splendid assortment of the neat aud  at.ractive articles so popular for  the Christmas trade.  McLach,��n Brothers have two  fine show windows.  One is devoted  and  The  very  lines  to a handsome mantel piece and  grate, while the other is utilized to  display fine cutlery.  A. Ferland <fc Co. have nice displays of everything in the way of  dress goods and ladies' wear.  At China Ilall McFarland &  Brockman show an exceptionally  fine line of china. The exhibit is  well worth seeing and attracts considerable interest.  The Hudson's Bay Company's  stores have the advantage of the  best show Avindows iu the city and  no pains have been spared to decorate tastefully. One side is devoted  to goods from the furnishing and  dry goods departments, while the  other is used to display a choice  line of fancy goods from the grocery  store.  Tho Canada Drug & Book Company show a handsome line of goods  for the holiday" trade lb includes  traveling-bags equipped with-every  accessory for the toilet,- bric-a-brac  and other articles.  Neeland's shoe store has an  artistic arrangement of fino footwear which cannot fail to attract  attention and admiration.  H. F. McLean's window' is given  over to perfumery aud fancy soaps  in neat shape for gifts, together  with some handsome vases, etc.  The Lawrence Hardware Company exhibits an attractive display  of the'fine cutlery and case goods  so popular and appropriate for  gifts. In another windown is shown  an extensive line of tin and brass  ware.  The Thomson   Stationery   Company give  over  their  windows to  .. Christmas cards and toys,  the  display of each being large.  G. Bell & Co. show fine groceries  and in one window make a specialty  of nuts, etc.  Kerr & Company announce that  Santa Claus will take up his residence in their windows tomorrow.  At present their display consists of  novelties in Christmas goods.  Wallace & Miller show fancy neckwear and suspenders together with  fine clothing and men's wear.  W. A. Thurman exhibits choice  smokers goods in the line of fancy  sets, holders etc. A number of  the articles are to be drawn for  shortly.  J. A. Gilker has two of the most  elaborate and artistic windows in  the city. Both are given over to  men's wear and the newest and  best goods obtainable may be seen.  The windows present a striking ap-  pearauce, testifying to taste and  skill on the part of the dresser.  The Cabinet cigar store makes a  specialty of fine pipes and smokers'  goods. In these lines a neat display of articles for gifts is made.  The Nelson Hardware company  shows cutlery and case goods tastefully arranged. The dressing of  this window is not complete as yet,  but promises to be most attractive.  Fred Irvine & Co.. have two handsome windows. One contains an  unusually attractive display of  Christmas novelties and the other  is filled with a tastefully arranged  line of men's furnishings.  W. F. Teetzel & Co. have a fine  window for display purposes and it  is filled with dainty articles in perfumes and fancy soaps with other  toilet. luxuries which are always  popular with the Christmas gift  pur.chase'*s.  J. A. MacDonald, Ward street,  shows the largest stock of confectionery in the city. A specialty  is made of handsome and novel  boxes containing choice candy for  gifts. In addition, fruits of every  description are prominently disr  played.  A number of merchants had not  yet completed their displays up to  last night and will finish their preparations today.  Ou Josephine street, the Kootenay Electric Supply & Construction  Company have a line display of  electric fixtures and novelties.  Emory ��fc Walley, the clothiers  in the Turner-Boeckh block, on  Ward street, make a nice display.  On Hall street, between Baker  aud Vernon streets, there is an endless variety of good things in the  way of edibles and provisions.  The Interminable Chinese Question.  Pi'*KiN,    December    20.���Yesterday's meeting of the foreign envoys  was    protracted    and    somewhat  stormy,  owing to a desire to discover who disclosed to the Chinese  what every minister had pledged to  keep secret.    Li  Hung Chang iu-  variably knows within two hours  of the close of a meeting what has  happened.    The   ministers    admit  that yesterday was a critical moment for the preliminary joint note,  as it was felt that a point had been  reached which if they did not agree,  other difficulties might  occur.    As  a   matter   of   fact   there   was; a  threat by one of the ministers that  his government would have modifications   and   that   he    had    not  reached a decision.   A meeting of  the ministers will be" held  tonight  to sign the note, which probably on  Saturday will be delivered by all  the ministers to  Li  Hung Chang  and prince  Ching  with  a   request  that they reply as soon as possible.  The original note will be written in  French.  - Mr.     Conger     and     sir  Earnest   Satow   will    enclose   an  English translation, while a Chinese  copy will also be attached. * -  Gave Hayes a Send-off.  MoNTREAia, December 20.���Chas.  M. Hayes, who resigned the general  managership of tho Grand Trunk  railway to accept the presidency of  the Southern Pacific railway, was  banqueted by the officers of the  Grand Trunk railway and presented  with a handsome photo souvenir.  THE IRREPRESSIBLE BOERS  WHAT IT HAS COST THE CITY UP  TO THIS DATE.  And It Has Paid Its Way and Cleared  a Handsome Surplus Besides, Notwithstanding All Mishaps.  DEWET   HAD   6000 MEN   AT  DEWETSDORP FIGHT.  THE  Activity   at   Aldersliot���Large  of Mounted   Troops   Will  Beady by January 6th.  Draft  Be  London, December 21.���Since  lord Kitchener's dispatch, fully confirming the invasion of Cape Colony  and expressing a hope not to capture but only to drive them north  again, not a word has been issued  officially as to the situation in South  Africa. Considerable activity is  now manifest at Aldershot. A  large draft of mounted troops will  be ready to start for South Africa  by January 6th, while others have  been notified to hold themselves in  readiness for the same destination.  According to the Cape Town correspondent of the Daily Mail, wir-  ing���yesterday,���the-treason���court-  sitting iu Colesburg was obliged to  hurriedly remove to Cape Town  with the records and documents  owing to the vicinity of the invading Boers. The Colesburg district,  says the correspondent, is seething  with anti-British, excitement and  an outbreak is expected in the districts immediately south of the  Orange river. Tuesday morning a  fight was proceeding at Phillips-  town, presumably with a commando  which crossed at Sand Drift.  BiaOEMi-'ONTKiN, December 20.���  General Dewet had G000 men and  8000 horses when he captured  Dewetsdorp, according to a gentleman who was imprisoned there.  The Boer commander then declared  that he was not going to surrender  without a free pardon of all his  men, including many of the Cape  Dutch. His force of 6000 is now  divided into three sections.  Scalded to Death.  Quebec, December 20.���The four-  year-old daughter of T. Laurin of  Little River was scalded so severely  yesterday morning that she died  within two hours. Mrs. Laurin  had set a large bucket of boiling  water on a chair in the middle of  the kitchen and the child upset it,  receiving the contents over her  whole body. She suffered excruciating pain until death.  Attended by a Canadian.  Montreal, December 20.���Word  received here today says that Dr.  Ryke'rt, a native of Durham, Quebec, who is practicing dentistry _ in  Paris, France, has been attending  president Kruger.  committed the  am accused by  to save  them-  YOUNC CUDAHY IS RELEASED  Kidnapers Reconsider Their Plau.  Omaha, December 20.���-When  young Edward Cudahy arose this  morning he was questioned concerning the circumstances of his disappearance and told the following:  He said that he was in front of  general Cowan's house, just across  the street from his own home, on  his way back from the Ruslin residence in the evening when two men  approached him. One of them  stepped up to him and said: "We  are sheriffs from Sarpy county aud  arrest you as Eddie MoGee, who  escaped from the reform school."  The   lad replied that he was not  The city purchased the electric  light* plant in August, 1898, and it  has'cost to date less than $70,000.  This* year all ther expenses incident  to rebuilding the dam have been  charged to maintenance, aud the  charges against maintenance, since  August  1st, 180S,  total  $14,180.31.  The total "receipts"for electric lighting   amount   to "$37,203.03.     The  amounts    paid    for    interest    on  debentures " and'  . set   apart   for  sinking fund, account total $n,02;'��.  In other words the eity has taken in  $27,203.93 and paid out $20,111,31,  which leaves a balance of $11,152.59  over and above "the cost of maintenance," interest, payments on debentures, and sinking fund require-  rnents.to pay the debentures  when  due.   This is the .way in which the  city was swindled' when   ifc   purchased the plant  and franchise of  the Nelson Electric Light Company,--  Limited.    Are the inen who say the  city was swindled .willing to .resell  theelecfciic  light plant  aiid franchise for what  it hascost the city,  namely, $70,000?   The city can sell  its present electric light plant  aud  the franchise for i lighting the  city  for twice $70,000."-  Yet the gang of  grafters and'"-knockers and dead-  beats that use the.Nelson  Evening  Miner as a mouthpiece say the city  was swindled   when it purchased  the electric light works I  COUNT WALSINS HARD LUCK  -��� v>  Prominent iu Dreyfus" Case.  Paris, -Deeeinber *��� **--20.--��� Maj or  count Fred Walsin, who figured so  prominently in the Dreyfus case  and who was denounced by Mathieu  Dreyfus as being the writer of tho  famous bordereau which brought  about the two convictions of captain Alfred Dreyfus on the charge  of treason, has sunk into utter  misery. His divorced wife's suit  against her mother, the marquise  de Batoncourt, for an allowance on-  the grounds that she is in profound  distress and unable to support or  educate her young daughters, has-  brought forth the following letter,  written by the major to his wife,  November 1st:    '���* ���  " I have been unable to write to  my children recently, not having  the money to buy a postage stamp.  -I��� am -at���the���last��� extremity���of  strength, courage and resource. I  had not eaten for two days until  this morning in the workhouse. I  have no clothes, am shivering with  cold and compelled to warm myself  by entering churches and museums.  Everyone will say this is a confession of guilt, but you can say I am  killing myself because after having struggled to the utmost of my  courage my voice i9 stifled by my  pursuers. Without bread, home or  clothing I shall die of privations of  all kinds unless a revolver bullet  puts everything in good order.  Kiss my children, tell them I adore  them and if a frightful fatality  happens me I die the victim of  cowardice. I never  crime with which I  hundreds in order  selves."  Eddie McGee, but his captors said  he would have to be identified.  They placed him in a buggy and  drove to 30th street aud thence south  to Leavenworth street. As they  approached Leavenworth street a  motor car passed them. Tho lad  recognized the conductor and said:  "There is a man who knows me, he  cau identify me," but the captors  immediately blindfolded him and  whipped up the horse. The lad  thinks they crossed Leavenworth  street and then drove in a southwesterly direction. Presently they  came to a house which in the  opinion of the lad is somewhere in  the southwestern part of South  Omaha.  Young Cudahy was taken  from  the buggy and  placed  in  a room  aud chained to  the floor.     He remained  there all night aud  next  day.    His hands were tied and the  chains ou his feet prevented him  from getting a good view of his surroundings.    On  the  night,  at the  place of imprisonment, the men, he  says, talked a little about themselves.     He   gathered   from  them  that there were  six iu  the  gang.  One of the.men came from Mexico  recently and was an expert in , the  kidnaping business.. . From a conversation   between '. tho abductors  and himself the young man learned  that the abductors had been seeking  to abduct one of the  girls  of the  family and had been planning this  for  four  months.    At   night,  for  some unknown reason,"the men released' young   Cudahy    from    his  chains and said:    "We are going to  take you home."    Then they led  him  to  a  hack.      Ho  was  driven  rapidly   through   the darkness to  37th    and    Leavenworth    streets,  where he was allowed to leave the  carriage.  POSSIBILITIES OE COFFEE CHEEK  A Mining Section That Is Liable to Be Heard From the  Coming Summer.  v -***?_-���������"  -'Vfel  *����*��!  .   ' -*~f  .-Mi  IMPERIAL DEVELOPMENT COMPANY'S STOCK EXHAUSTED'  *��3**"ii  been  CANAL TREATY AS AMENDED  PASSED TSE SENATE BY A VOTE  OF   55   TO   18.  Text of the Hay-Pauncefote Convention  '- Which Has Been So Long-Under.. -  Discussion at Washington.  Washington, December 20.���The  Hay-Pauncefote treaty as amended  has been ratified by tho senate today.   The vote was 55 to IS.  The text of the treaty as amended  is as follows :  Article 1���It is agreed that the  canal may be constructed under the  auspices of the government of the'  United States either directly at its  own cost or by loan of money to individuals or corporations or through  subsidy or purchase of stock or  shares and that, subject to the pro--  visions of the present convention,  the said government shall have and  enjoy all rights incident to such  coustructiou, as w"ell7rs"th"e~ex"clusive"  right of providing for the regulation  and management of the canal.  Art. 2.���The high contracting  parties desiring to preserve {ind  maintain the great principle of  neutralization established in article  57 of the Clayton-Bulwer convention, which convention is hereby  superseded, adopt as the basis of  such neutralization the following  rules, substituting, as embodied in  the convention between Great Britain und certain other powers, signed  at Constautinoplo, October 2Sth,  1898, for the free navigation of the  .Suez canal, that is to say*.  1. The canal shall bo free and  open in time of war, as iu time of  peace, to tho vessels of cominerco  and of war of all nations on terms  of free equality.  2. The canal shall never bo  blocked, nor shall any right of war  be exercised nor any act of hostility be committed within ifc.  3. Vessels of war of a belligerent  shall not; be revictualed nor take  any stores in tho canal except as  far as may be strictly necessary iu  transit of such vessel through the  canal, which shall be effected with  the least possible delay.  4. No belligerent shall embark or  disembark troops, munitions of war  or warlike materials in the canal,  except in case of accidental hindrance of the transit, and in such  case the transit shall be resumed  with all possible dispatch.  5. The provisions of this article  shall apply to Avaters adjacent to  the canal within three marine miles  of either end. Vessels of war of a  belligerent shall not be in such  waters longer than 21 hours at any  Comparatively little has  heard during tho mining season  which closed a few weeks since of  the Coffee creek country, despite  the fact that the section is staked  from end to end and is regarded as  a promising district. Doubtless the  approaching year has better things  in store for the section in question'  and reports are to hand pointing to  several deals the effect of which  will naturally be to attract the attention of operators.  Coffee creek rises iu the same  glacier which gives birth to Kokanee creok and the south fork of  Woodbury creek. It runs about  due east to Kootenay lake, draining  an area bf some, fifty miles, well  timbered and well mineralized.  About the mouth of the creek is  much land-that might be utilized  for ranching, and at intervals up  stream are meadows of various  sizes, gradually changing to "rough  and, broken country toward the  headwaters. Tho characteristic  mineral of the section is silver-lead,  carrying gold in numerous instances. The - formation is  generally ��� slate and granite  and strong blanket veins are encountered toward the summit. A  pack trail leads from the mouth of  the creek to within a mile and a  half of its source and a trip up  stream is a pleasant excursion even  for persons not interested in the  mineral possibilities of the district.  The creek is alive with fine trout  aud the scenery is remarkable. Six  miles from the lake "is ' tlie" falls  where the creek drops 30 feet sheer,  aud the glacier at tho summit is  well worth a visit.  Eli Carpenter, the discoverer of  the Payne mine at Sandon, is  credited with being the first mining  man to go up Coffee creek. He  worked up stream and crossed the  divide into the Slocan in tho lato  eightios. The lirst claims wero  staked in 1S91 aud most of the  ground along the creek was located  .about this time.  Since then many of the old locations have elapsed and been relocated. Ifc is estimated that there  are 150 subsisting locations on tlie  creeks at the present time.  A feature of Coffee creek is the  compressor plant about a mile from  the lake. This enterprise utilizes  the water power to generate compressed air which has been delivered  in tiro Ainsworth*-camp���for���six-  months or more.  About the only shipping property on the creek is the Fourth of  July operated by Messrs. Wolfe  and Rosenberger. ft is a silver-lead  proposition from which a quantity  .'y-fi^i  ���' y -. y ��i  of ore has .been shipped wjtli profit^"1  to the operators.    With" the adveut,'i%i  of   sleighiug it  is   probable-th^t'C^  work will be recommenced 'on~'they$_��  property. ' ���-'���'.' *v*"'_||  Near the headwaters of the creek-Sp-ji  is a well-known property,- ^the'O^;  Sellars group, comprising- 'five%jj*{��  claims. Ifc is owned by ��� Hunter-*^  brothers, Charles Brand and" 'JblinS^  Tinlin of Silverton, and has beenTjg^  developed more, extensively, tlian^f"  anything else in the.sectionl  property has a strong blanket  from which assays have been  that run 5000 ounces in silver  $30 in gold,- the lowest assay'._ ,,_^ ���_.  had from the vein being, it is stated,^,���i'-  180 ounces silver and $5 in gold  During the past summer a.'niim:if*f  ber of prospectors did work on"the}*jyf  creek and it is reported that several^^l  excellent showings were developed.'.;??--          >      - '   ��� .-v.-*?.*?  .The  vein*;  /hadj  .and-0^|  " eveLv'*-*-^  '!.*.,_  .--J*"-. ���   ',V��i_i  shares 6f/5,��  '   Stopped the Sale.  The first issue  of 100  stock iu the Imperial Development,**-'  Syndicate of Nelson has .beeh^ex:;'^  hausted ��� and-no_-more* certificates"^*  can be   issued* until' the .treasury^  shares are available.    The demanVl'^i  has not, ceased,  however,  and  one?,^  stockholder at least has beenoffered'-Vj**  and declined a premium of  $100���to"'jpC  dispose of his share.   The syrjdi'-:? >ff  cate's     holdings     on      Lexington?Jtf|f  mountain tire now. very extensiye.7���v'  In addition  to  the properties,puV:'**^  chased outright' they have bonds"6ut*^|  the   Cholla   group   at $2_,'000,-* tlie^J'  Imperial group $20,000 and the*Eva2gf  group * $40,050.    , This _. gives,\the^  company the control of-the' entire^^  mountain, which promises" to '��� make*""*  a great-free milling property,  .r-*r--;**a*��fi  TORONTOvSTOCK  exchange:'-:  THURSDAYS   li&OTATlOXS. ".  ��� Asked. *  ; *   STpoit. *        -Ailfubiisua  4 70  li. (J. Uold I>'icldd  ' :t  Black Tail :'. * *��� -11 \  1 ���'���.���union & Golden Crown  8J-  Canadiai) (.'oldflclds Syndicate... 8  Oariboo (MclCinnoy)  '*!)  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''"  3.5  S  .78  *1   .  21.  (W   '  li  ot  -sT-**-  1 01  4k  '���!_  1h  (lilt  25J;  case of distress  shall  depart as  one time, except in  and in such ease  soon as.possible. Ft is agreed, however, that none of the immediately  ioreign conditions and stipulations  in sections 1, 2, '., 1 and 5. of this  article shall apply to measures  which the United States may find  it necessary to take for securing by  its own forces the domains of the  United States and the maintenance  of public order.  (J. The plant and established  buildings and all works necessary  to the construction, maintenance  and operation of the canal shall be  deemed part thereof, aud in time of  war, as in time of peace, shall enjoy  complete immunity from attacks or  injury by belligerents and from acts  .calculated to impair the usefulness  as part of the canal.  7. No fortilication shall be erected  commanding the canal or the waters  adjacent, the United States, however, shall be at liberty to maintain  such military police along the canal  as may be necessary to protect it  against lawlessness and disturbance.  S. Tho present convention shall  he ratified by the president of the  United States, by and with the advice and consent of the senate  thereof, and by her majesty, and  the ratifications shall be exchanged  at Washington or at London within  six months from the date thereof  or earlier if possible.  Great Britain Cannot Accept.  London, December 20.���Nearly  all the morning papers have editorials on the action of the United  States . senate in connection with*  the Hay-Pauncefote treaty.. They  express regret rather than surprise at the suppression of the  Clayton-Bulwer treaty and uuan-*  iiuously declare that it will be impossible for Great Britain to accept  the amended treaty.  Mining Notes From Phoenix.  Phoenix, December 20���[Special  to The Tribune].���Today the work  of   unwatering     the    stemwinder  mine iu this  camp  was, completed  aud superintendent Parker is  now  examining    the  workings    to    see-  where developement operations will  be  resumed.    The mine was closed'-  down  about  ten   months  ago.     A  few days ago, after pumping stead-,  ily  for   five days,  the  water  was  taken  out of   the Brooklyn mine '  aud a  compressor  is now running '  and development being prosecuted.  The Dominion Copper Company is  the owner of these properties and'  already has about 45 men at work,,  which  force   will  be  largely aug-,  mented as soon   as  room can  be  found for them.    It is expected that'  the copper company is figuring ou'  a largely increased compressor and  machinery plaut   to   be   installed  some time this summer. V  THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON B. C  FRIDAY DECEMBER 21 1900  IftmiQ?'**?'���^'���^-���^'-^.'*���*���'1���  Hi  y*/  to  to  0/  ���JC-*^-"v  ��� ������  :_ _ 2 HB _ _ _ -3- J-SeS- -tf f ff * * *  \.S-VS'_>'>'S'^'>'^'>'*'.,  ^���f-0~9~9'0~9'0'^**'0-0-0-tf_SSl  to  to  if/  to  it)  il)  iii  to  it)  it)  it)  it)  Christmas  Decorations  are now  the order of  the day.  tSee Our Display  t of Silks  to  ...  ��� 9.  to  /Ji BLACK AND COLORED TAFFETTA  '������l M at prices ranging from 90c to $1.40  %%BLACK AND COLORED PEA DE SOIR  \) fjfi at prices ranging from $1.50 to $2.25  % M BROCADES, AN ELEGANT ASSORTMENT       m  (fl ' ' .���  *-���. -o .*.���___  I.U*  it)  it)  it)  it)  it)  it)  it)  it)  it)  to  it)  it)  it)  it)  it)  it)  it)  it)  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  full  to  to  If #  wto  ft-ffi-  to  to  Bto  Wto  _.  range of colors, prices from $1.10 to $3.50 ff\  m  *** ************.***.******��� to  to  These are prices and qualities which cannot be to  ��� equalled in any store in Nelson.  ************************  TELEPHONE  ��he f&vxbnw<  NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS.  From and after* Oetober 1st, all  subscribers to the Daily Tribune  who are served by earrier will  be required to pay their subscriptions weekly to the carrier.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES.  Weekly, by carrier .      .  Monthly, by carrier  Three Months, by carrier        . _  Six Months, by carrier  ...  One Year, by carrier  .$ S5  I 00  . 2 60  5 00  . io oo;  'lt..|-TTrlfTt��t��rri^TrTTTTTTTTTI��IfI��IIITrr-ITr*-rrnr��  The Nelson   organ of the Bon-  lir'nington Falls Power Company has  II" evidently no use at all for either ot  the   candidates for   mayor."   J>oth  | ������ Mr. Fletcher and Mr. McKillop  are  tarred with the same stick; both  I  believe that the eity has a valuable  j asset in the city electric light plant.  |^lusjsigalling==*to=the=sorgan.yrhe,  organ and the knockers who' use it  | for a mouthpiece do not want any.  | candidate for mayor 'who. 'is not a  | Bonnington Falls Power Company  .] creature.   Their ideas are all cen-  f tered   in    that   one    corporation.  ; Everything must be subordinated  to that corporation's interests. The  people of Nelson have   no   rights  that should   bo   protected   or  respected if they in any way interfere or conflict with the plans of the  men who have put their money into  the   power   plant   at   Bonnington  Falls.   This   is   not  to be a   free  country.    Our people  must either  do the bidding of corporations like  the West Kootenay Power <fc Light  Company or leave.   The Tuibunio  is of opinion that there is plenty of  room in British Columbia for both  the City of Nelson and  the West  Kootenay Power & Light Company,  Limited.   But if there is not, the  City of Nelson can least be spared  of the two.  The men who .have their property in Nelson are desirous of  seeing the town grow. They believe that Nelson, can be made to  southeastern British Columbia what  .Spokane is to northeastern Washington. Spokane is a commercial  center, and hopes to. be a,manufacturing center. Nelson is. a com %  niercial  center, and   should be a  manufacturing   center.       But   in  order to make it a manufacturing  center,  cheap power must be provided.     Who is best prepared to  furnish that cheap power?   A local  company is prepared to furnish gas  afc a low rate.    The city is prepared  aud  does furnish water at a low  rate.    Cheap coal is available for  steam power.    There is almost unlimited  water power in Kootenay  river, but to  develop it  so that  it  can be  utilized in Nelson  requires  both time and money.    One   corporation has already secured water  rights and erected a plant, the bulk  of its developed power being utilized at Trail and Rossland.   Another company has been incorporated and   is   applying   for   water  rights.     The City of   Nelson  has  taken the  preliminary steps to secure water rights and   land avail-'  -able^Or*~^powe^  men who have  faith in Nelson believe that the city should  be in - a  position to furnish cheap; electrical  power, and that electric lighting and  electric power within the city limits  should be absolutely controlled   by  the city.    Their efforts to bring this  about meets  with opposition���op-  position of men who are financially  interested in a corporation that is  unable or unwilling to furnish electrical power except at  rates that  would neither justify the  city to  deal with it nor induce the location  at Nelson of any industrial enterprise  that  would be  of benefit to  the city.    No city, like Nelson, can  grow and be dependent on any one  corporation.   Nelson, to grow, must  be    independent, of   corporations,  and especially of a corporation that  is trying to secure a. monopoly of  the right to use the water of Kootenay -river for power purposes.  The Nelson Evening Miner is the  organ of all the anonymous backbiters and knockers in Nelson. The  latest is "a prominent financial  man." lie is given as authority  for tlie statement that "John Hous-  " ton, mayor, has injured the credit  " of the city and would continue to  " do so if he remained in office. As  " a man representing capital, I can  " truthfully say that mayor Hons--  '* ton has done more to retard the  " progress of the city than any  " other dozen men in Nelson. Men  " with money are afraid of him.  " The best thing that can happen  '��� to Nelson would"be Mr. Houston's  ���' departure." This is in keeping  with the policy of the newspaper  that is kept alive by passing around  the hat of charity. During his ten  years' residence in Nelson, ,Tohn  Houston has expended every dollar  that he has made in buildings or improvements that have helped make  Nelson what it is today. No resident of tho town has been more  public-spirited, according to his  means. During the year drawing  to a close, more residences have  been built in Nelson than during  any previous year since the town  was started, which is good evidence  that the statemenls of "a prominent  financial man" arc untrue. The  men who are in business in Nelson  say that the volume of the trade  of the town is steadily increasing,  which is further evidence that the  statements of "a prominent financial man" are baseless calumnies.  The trouble with the Nelson Evening Miner and the gang of knockers  that use it for their dirty purposes  is, that they have been weighed ii5  the balance and found to be lightweights. They are lame ducks,  both politically and financially.  TO THE ELECTOKS OF NELSON:  r>^00-0^'  ���00'00<  '%  ___\IXTIXXXX__XXX__XXXXX__  At. the request of a number of electors, I have  decided to oll'i*r myf c"�� a8 a candidate for mayor  at the coming civic elections. I have served as  alderman two years of the four during  which tbo city has been conduct in-j its. own affairs,* and my ret'ord while in Iho council on the  questions that arc now the most important issues  before the people of the city is such as will bear  inspection.  1 believe that the city has valuable assets in the  water and electric light systems, and while in  the council I did everything possible to safeguard  these asset--; and if elected mayor no act or vote  of mine will be in favor of ullowiuj*; any outside  corporate interest to become a competitor wilh  I he cily in tho businoss of eloctric lighting, a  business in which the city has already invested  $70,000.  While in the council in ISP", 1 voted in favor of  incorporating a fair wage clause in all con'racts,  and that principle was carried out in both letter  and spirit. I sec no reason to change my .views  on that question now. And I believe, further,  that with competent foremen and superintendence that the city can get as good value for the  money spent by having the greatbulk of its work-  done, by day's labor as by tho conlrnct 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.  Iain in favor of giving the business and proi-  orty interests every safeguard possible, and to  that end I believe the fire department should be  made as efllcionl as possible, consistent with there venues of the cily.  Nelson should be kept in advance of its rivals,  and everything possible must be done to induce manufacturing enterprise* to locato 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 is because ,11)0  people of Nelson are toloianl. 1 believe that this  spirit, of toleration should be continued, and I  will if elected mayor do no act to abridge or curtail tho rights or piivileges of ono class of our  citizens ineroly because another class may have  difl'ci-ent views.  The cily has made a start Mn permanent, street  improvement's, and I am in favor of continuing  these improvements as fast as possible, with due  regard to the revenues of the city.  If elected mayor, lam in a position nnd will  pledge myself to devote my time to the conduct  of the city _ business-.  FRANK FLETCHER.  Nelson, December 15th. WOO.  Ask Your Grocer_  for llew  swe;e;t CIDER  foi* Mince Pies.  CIDER VINEGAR  THORPE & CO., Ltd.  KOOTENAY....  COFFEE CO.  ************************  Coffee Roasters  Dealers in Tea and Coffee  *** ********* *.** ****** **.*.  We areoH'erini? at lowest prices the best  -grades, of Ceylon, India, China and-Japan .  Teas.  Our Bc.i', Mocha and Java Coll'ee, per  pound " 40  Mocha and Java /{lend, ."J. pounds..... 1 00  Choice Blend Coll'ee, I pounds  1 00  Hpecin 1 Hlend Coll'ee, li pout-Is  1 (M  Rio Blend Coffee, I) pounds  1 00  Special Blend Ceylon Tea, per pound 30  to  Holiday  !|   Novelties  Arriving Daily,  XXXXXXIXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.  "1  FRED IRVINE & CO  ax__cixxix_:iri3__xixxiinii-:i;  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  ��� The new Straight   �� M\  jj Front Corset. We  H \L  ���   n have them. | -ff*  ttXXXXXZZZIU'tXZXZIIX-'ZXXI*-!) cxxxxxl f��\  Merchandise has its place in the preparations for the Xmas season.   The attractiveness  of the goods to be found in all our departments will make brisk selling for the next three weeks.  9\  9\  9\  (tt  m  CHRISTMAS  DOLLS  Our new line of dolls is now  on display. While the quality  is of tlie 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 27 inches ; 35e 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 lo 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. 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  7ZXXX*_XXXXXXX!XXXZXXXT-!XXXXXXXXX:  Sole agents E  for Butterick '"'     f  Patterns  FRED IRVINE & CO  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  ��� *g^. ^ ��� .^. >g> ��� ^ -_X^f  to  to  to  JXIXXXXXIXXXIXJXIXXIZXIXXXZXXXXXX)  Special care taken  in filling all mail  orders.  321 to 331 Baker Street, NclEon"  .- r  American - a**d European - Plane  MEALS   25    PENTS  ROOMS LIGHTED BY ELECTRICITY  AND HEATED BY STEAM  25 CENTS TO 91  QUEEN'S HOTEL  . BAKER STREET. NKIaSOX.  Lighted by Electricity and Heated with Hot Air.  l^rge eomfortoWe bedrooms and  flrpt-olass  dining-room. Sample rooms for commercial men.  RATES $2 PER DAY  IVJrs. E. C. Clarke, Prop.  LATE OH* THR ROYAL HOTEL, CALSAB-  N|adden House ^SSWSS.1  SAW &  NELSON  PLANING  MILLS  Limited.  We are prepared to Furnish  by Rail, Barge or Teams  DIMENSION LUMBER  ROUGH and DRESSED LUMBER  LOCAL and COAST CEILING  LOCAL and COAST FLOORING  DOUBLE DRESSED COAST CEDAR  RUSTIC, SHIPLAP, STEPPING  PINE and CEDAR CASINGS  DOOR JAMBS, WINDOW STILES  TURNED WORK, BAND-SAWING  BRACKETS, NEWEL POSTS  TURNED VERANDA POSTS  STOREFRONTS  DOORS, WINDOWS and GLASS.  WHOLESALE TRADE  CRATED AND MINERAL WATERS.  qpHORPE & CO., lalMITED.-Corner Vornon  -���- and Cedar streets, Nelson, mimufacturers  of and wholesale dealers in Berated waterx aud  fruit syrups. Solo agents for Halcyon Springs  mineral wator.   Telephone 60.  ASSAYERS'. SUPPLIES.  WF. TEETZEL & CO.���Corner Baker and  ��� Josephine streets. Nelson, wholesale doalers In assayers - supplies. Agents for Donver  Firo Clay Co. of Denvor, Colorado.. w j <���:  COMMISSION MERCHANTS.  HJ. "EVANS & CO.-Baker street, Nelson  ��� wholesalo dealers In liquors, oigura  cement, fire brick and fire clay, water pipe, und  steel rails, and general commission merchants.  ELECTRICAL   SUPPLIES.  KOOTENAY ELECTRIC SUPPLY & CON-   ���  S'i RUCTION COMPANY���Wholesale dealers in telephones, annunciators, bolls, batteries,  fixtures, etc., Houston block. Nelson.  Get Our Prices-before  purcluutiiif-; elsewhere.  OFFICE: CORNER HALL AND FRONT STREETS.  FACTORY: HALL STREET, C. P. R. CROSSING.   MILLS: HALL STREET WHARF  P. Burns & Co.  The only hotol In Nelson that has remained  ander one-management since .890.  The bed-rooms axe well furnished and llghbed  by electricity.  The bar Is always stooked by the best dom s-  tlo and imported liquors and olgars.  THOMAS MADDEN, Proprietor. .  StOCAN JUNfiTIOfJ HOTEL  J. H. McMANUS..Manager  Bar stocked with beet brands of wines, liquors,  and Cigars. Boor on draught. Large oomfort-'  aWn rooms.   FIrsh-f*l��Hfl Imblft brwrd.  R. REISTERER & m  B-ftEWBRS AND BOTTL-BS OV  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  Head Office at  .,i__8LS(cojr,_B.:o._  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers in Meats  Markets at  Nelson, Rossland,   Trail,  Kaslo, Ymir,  Sandon,  Silverton, Ne***-*  Denver, Revelstoke, Ferguson Grand Forks, Greenwood; Cascade CHtyrMid  ���way, and Vaocouvur.  ..'.._��� Mail Orders Promptly Forwarded  B  FLOUR AND FEED.  RACKMAN-KER MILLING COMPANY  1 ���Cereals, Flour, Grain, Hay. Straight or  mixed cars shipped to all Kootenay Points.  Grain elevators at all principal points on Cal-mry-  Edmouton R. R. Mills at Victoria, New Westminster, and Edmonton, Alberta.  TAYLOR FEED & PRODUCE -CO.-Baker  stroet, Nolson (George F. Motion's old  Bland), Flour, Food, Grain, Hay and Produce,  Car lots a specialty. Correspondence solicited.  Phone 36.  FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  P    BURNS So   CO.���Baker  street,   Nelson,  ���   wholesale dealers lu fresh and oured meats.  Cold storage.  GROCERIES.  A MACDONALD & CO.-Corner Front and  ��� Hall streets, wholesalo grocers -and  Jobbers in blankets, gloves, mitts, boots, rubbers,  mackinaws and miners' sundries.   KOOTENAY SUPPLY   COMPANY,   LIMITED���Vernon   street, Nelson,  wholesale  grocers.   JOHN CHOLDITCH & CO.-Front street, Nel-  ^sonrwholesale-grocors.��� : ���    -  ���**gJl3Jft'3**'S_    afawrwyrt 11.1m:  O, W. West & Co.  COAL!      WOOD I  A TRIAL ORDER SOLICITED.  KOOTENAY COFFEE GO.  Telephone 177.  P. 0. Box 182.  WEST BAKER STREET, NELSON.  Li  Hard Coal       ttQ RK I Crow's Nest     ftR-lli  Anthracite      *������>0|coftl ��0.l��  p*Hiriiv-3R--i'r>  AGENTS IMPERIAL OIL COMPANY, Ltd.  No order can be accepted uiiIcsb accompanied  by cash. ��� .-'������.*'��� -  Ofllco:  CorneroffHoll  aud Baker Streets.  ALL KINDS 03*  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALB AND RETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  Baker Street, Nelson &  (J.  TRAVES,   Manager  nnnwRH by maix *r��joiiiti>*w OARWimT, avd tprompt *Ta'w*r-rn-v  P. J. RUSSELL  Buyer and Exporter ot  RAW   FURS  Highest Prices  Prompt-Returns  Fair Assortment  Ship'by Express.   NELSON, B. G.  TELEPHONE 33.  Lethbridge Gait Goal  The best value for the money ln the market  for all purposes.  -KKMS cash     W. P. Tikrmbt, General Agent  Tnlenhnno 1*7;    Offlon with O. D. J. OhrlBMfl. >..  ARCHITECTS. ~  EWART & CAItRIE-Arcliitects.    Rooms 7  and 8 Aberdeen block, Baker street, Nelson,  and Transfer Co.  _ 'age and express moved to any part of the  olty.   Special attention given to heavy teaming.  Ofllce- with'the Nelson Wine Co., Baker street.  GEO. F. MOTION, Manager,  Telephone 93.  ENGINEERS.  fHHBBST-  ST. LOUIS LAGER  To be had wholesale at Kelson.  JY. GRIFFIN & CO.-Front street, Nolson.  ���   wholesale   dealers   in  provisions,   cured  meats, butter and eggs.  HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.  HBYERS & CO.���Corner Baker and Josephine  ��� streets, Nelson, wholosale dealers ln hardware and mining supplies. Agents tor Giant  I'owderCo.    -  - ��� ���  ���  LAWRENCE   HARDWARE    COMPANY  Baker St., Nelson, wholesale   dealers In  hardware and mining snpplioB, ajjd water upd  plumbers'supplies. .  LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.    '  rpURNKR, BEETON & CO.-Corner Vernon .  ���*���   and Josephine streets. Nelson, wholesale  dealers In liquors, olgars and dry goods.  Agents  for Pabst Brewing Co. of Milwaukee and Cal  gary Brewing Co.* of Calgary.  POWDER, CAPS AND FUSE.  "AMILTON  POWDER  COMPANY-Bakor.  ��� street, Nelson, manufacturers of dynamite,  sporting, stumping and black blasting powders,  wholesale dealers In caps and fuse, and eleotrto  blasting apparatus.  /       SASH AND D0QRS.  ���KTBLSON SAW AND P**__NIN�� WIiJS,  is* LIMITED���Corner Front and Hall streets,  Nelson,- manufacturers of- and wholesale dealers  lnsash and doors; all kinds of faotory-work made  to order.        '    WINES AND CIGAflS.  CALIFORNIA WINE COMPANY. LIMITED���Corner. Front and Hall streets, Nolson, wholesale dealers In wines (ease and bulk,  and dnmnsMn Knit tmonrtnd olomra.  A. R. BARROW, A.M.I.C.E.  PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  H^  R. P. Rithet & Go., Ltd.  VICTORIA,  B. O.  CHg_^.fia^^^Kto^-JnjgSSigy il A. B. GRAY, Baker Street,  Nelson  Neisw,      **����^w����^��w^��*w*MWfc1?. KooUmny Agent.  Corner Vlotoria and Kootonar Streeto.  P.O. Box 569.    Kootonar Streets.  TELEraONlB NO, U  _A_.   -B-tSrS-T-E-^-P,  Contracting Painters, Decorators, Paperhangors.  Full line of wall paper, mouldings, eto,   "Kalao-  mining and Tinliiur.  Strictly first-lass work.  Estimates furnished.   ResIdenoeMul Street,   *M*~7f CAII    fi   f!  OpporitoSchool House  MfiaVtOUI*!, ����� W��  \.' ���&-&1  THE TRIBUHE:  NELSON B. C FEIDAYy DECEMBER 21 1900  BANK OE MONTREAL  CAPITAL, all paid up....$12,000,000.00  REST  '��� UNDIVIDED PROFITS       427,180.80  Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal ...President  Hon. George A. Drurninond Vice-President  E. S. Clouston General Managor  NELSON BRANCH  Corner Baker and Kootcunv Stroots.  A. H. BUCHANAN, Manager.  Branches ln London (England) Nkw York,  Chicago, and all the principal cities in Canada.  THE BANK OF  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  NELSON  Imperial Bank of Canada  HEAD  OFFICE. TORONTO.  Buy and  Transfers.  Grant  Commercial  sell Sterling Exchange and Cable  and  Travolers'  Credits,  y pare of tho world.  Drafts Issued, Collections Made, Eto.  available In any part of tho world.  Drafts Issued, Collections Made,  Saving's Bank Branch  CURRENT RATR OH* INTEREST PAID.  CANADA BANK OF COMMERCE  Is now prepared to issue Drafts and  Letters of Credit on Skaguay, U. S.,  Atlin, B. 0., and Dawson City, N. W. T.  SHAREHOLDERS ENDORSE THEIR  ,.��.     DIRECTORS"  POLICY.  Purchase of the Business of the Bank  of British Columbia Now Awaits  the Government's Approval.  "  those present  A. Cox, W. E.  S. Thompson,  Toronto  Telegram.  Pursuant to notice, a special general meeting of. the shareholders of  ..tho Canadian Bank of Commerce  was  held   in   the   banking house,  Toronto,   on   Tuesday,    December  11th, 1900, at 12 o'clock, to consider  and, if approved of, to confhm the  agreement with the Bank of British Columbia for  the  purchase  of  the whole   of   its   assets.   Among  were:   lTou.  George  H.  Massey,  Robert  John   Hoskiu,  Q.C.,  T-L.D., M, Leggat, Aemilius  .Jarvis,  William Spry, H. A. Ware,  Robert  J-ilgour, J. AV. Flavolle, Dennis Tea-  han, W. B. Hamilton, H. B. Walker,  E. J. D. Smith, Philip .Browne and  Miss Robinson.  The   secretary   was then  called  upon to read the notice calling the  meeting, .and also the circular which  had been mailed to each shareholder'  in   connection    therewith.     After  this had  been  done the  chairman  addressed the meeting as follows:  *   At   the   meeting   of   the  shareholders of this bank,  held on  the  20th of August  last, a preliminary  agreement was approved, in  terms  of which the directors were authorized to acquire-the business  of-the  Bauk of British Columbia, provided  upon an examination  of - its  assets  and liabilities it  was  thought  desirable to do so.    This examination  has been made, and we have now to  report that in our opinion the transaction should be consummated. The  amendment to the bank act, which  lias been passed, since the date of  the preliminary agreement, requires  that the actual, deed  of purchase  shall be approved by  two-thirds of  the shareholders of the selling bank  and by a majority of-the shareholders of   the   purchasing bank.    On  the Oth instant the  shareholders of  the Bank of British "Columbia, by a  unanimous   vote   of   over   .three-  fourths   of   the   entire  stock,  approved of the deed, and the  shareholders of this bank are now asked  to express their, approval.  Before reading the deed of pur-  chasjL^au'i^Jlfferingyhe^necessary__  resolution it will be well tobexplain  briefly what steps have been taken  to establish the wisdom of completing the transaction. Oiii* first  step was, of course, to satisfy our-  sel ves as to the quality of tlie business and assets of the Bank of  British Columbia, and immediately  after the passage of the resolution  -"of the 20bh August the assistant  geueral manager, assisted by several  branch managers, proceeded to examine in detail the business of each  branch. This examination having  satisfied us as to the quality of the  bank's assets, and'as to its earning  power, the next step was undertaken, namely, the inspection of the  bank.in order to verify the assets  and liabilities. This involved commencing .ton the same day the inspection of the cash, securities and  accounts of ten offices in British  pjlumbia, Oregoii and California,  and the one in London, Elnghaud,  requiring ou this side alone the  services of about 25 experienced  officers. The inspection has now  been concluded, with satisfactory  results.  '  lu valuing such a business, in addition to the task of setting a price  upon the assets existing at the  moment, two points of great importance had to be kept clearly in  view: First, the quality of the  business, a somewhat different  j-qatite-.* from the i*qei*e ability to  realize   the   purchase price *   t*>nd,  .second, the quality of the managers  and staff. The business of a bank  might be bought at a very good  pricp, so far as the power to realize  on tho assets is concerned, and yet  it might all be of a quality inferior  and would therefore have to be  liquidated, thus destroying the good  will. In like manner a staff might  be acquired, but if not a good staff  the same process of elimination  would have to take place. It is  therefore a great satisfaction to be  able to report that tlie current business of^the bank is in every way  excellent, and that it is in charge  of managers of ability and experience, who, with the other officers  of the bank, will be a welcome addition to oiir staff.  In valuing the items in  default,  particularly certain parcels of, real  estate which fell into the hands  of  the Bank of British Columbia as  the result of the expansion in Ore-  *gon,-*Wa9hinjgton- and British Columbia some years ago, we have endeavored to follow a course Avhich  will result in early sales, and will  in no event cause us any anxiety as  to the outcome. The entire amount  now depending on such  realization  is quite small, and as our valuations  have been made quite independently of the Bank of British Columbia  we have valued everything of this  character on a very severe basis.  The result, of course,  is  to lessen  somewhat the premium   resulting  on the .$2,000,000 bf our stock which  the shareholders of the   Bank of  British Columbia are to receive, but  there can bo no   doubt that our  policy is safer  than  if more  sanguine  views   were indulged. ..The  resulting premium "on the stock is  about 30 per cent, and the difference between 130  and  the  market  value may be regarded as.the price  we pay for the good-will of the selling bank.  It is to be remembered that we  undertook to place tlie officers of  tho selling bank in as good a position regarding our pension fund as  if thoy had been in this service in-0  stead of that of the bank of British  Columbia, and the cost of this,  which maybe as much as .$75,000 to  $100,000, must be considered in connection with the price paid indirectly for good-will.  The completion of the purchase  will, as you are aware, call for the  creation and issue of .$2,000,000-.of  new stock, increasing our capital  from $0,000,000 to $8,000,000. Your  approval of the agreement, followed  by the approval of the Governor in  Council, will be sufficient authority  for the issue of this new stock.  As the figure showing the result  of the amalgamated business will  be-placed before the public in the  first government return made after  the consent of the. government to  tho purchase has been obtained, it  will be necessary to deal with the  profits arising from the transactions  before the end,'of our fiscal year.  We, therefore, propose, with your  approval, to transfer from these  profits aiid from the ordinary  profits of the bank the sum of  $750,000,   which   when   done   will  THE GRANVILLE SCHOOL  1175 Haro Street, Vancouver.  Capital Authorized  Capital Paid up  Rest  $2,500,000  $2,468-603  $1,700-000  D. R, Wilkie, General Manager.  E. Hay, Inspector.  Nelson Branch���Burns Block, 221* Baker Stroet  J. Al. LAY. Mnnaifo.  _._^_^J^_'  ' ^ ���*--"***. ��� ^***> **c-^�� ^ ��^^ ^sf^S? s^$_f.  -S��a'cs<r)<~><3<_>a  make bur reserve fund $2,000,000,  in accordance with the hope already  expressed. '  ��� The vote ou the resolution confirming the agreement was taken  and the scrutineers reported the  same to be carried unanimously by  a vote representing 01,342 shares or  $3,071,000 of the capital stock of  tlie bank.  BUSINESS   MENTION.  Cellar to Rent���Apply Merchants  Bank ot Halifax. /'���'.'���  Boy Wanted���Good, smart  boy  ���wanted al Kred Irvine & Co.'s.  For .Sale���Furnished rooms.   'Apply Mrs. Nelson, Carney block.  If you want to buy or sell anything go to the "Old Curiosity Shop."'  Hack   calls left at   the   Pacific  Transfer barn on Vernon street..'   Telephone  call35.  For    Rent���Store   iii   Tremont  Hotel block. Apply to Malone & Trcgillus,  Tremont hotel.  Wanted���A first-class foreman  for granite quarry neur; Nelaon. Apply John  Gunn, Robson.  AVanted���Position as bookkeeper  or any clerical position. Good references. Apply  T. li. C. Tribune ofllco.  For Sale���A new house, very convenient, modern improvements, easy terms. Apply A. H*. Clarke, Stanley and Carbonate streets  "New   lot   just   in."���'-For   fresh  randiest fruits, nuts, otc, call at the Bon Ton  Confectionery, Baker street, Miss A. L. Klink-  witss.  To Rent or For .Sale���Residence  of F.'W. Peters. Will rent furnished' for two  months or sell. Apply to H. A. Langford, tramway olHce.  ��� Wanted���Position in store, grocery or gent's furnishings, by young man,' five  years' experience. Good references. I. M., Tii-  bune olllce.  Lost, yesterday, a pocket book  containinga ten dollar bunk note and somo receipts. Kinder will be rewarded by returning  same to A. Knstead, P. O. box M5S, .Nelson.  For sale���Lot 10, block 17, 30 toot  frontage - on Victoria street, two : houses on  properly. "Price ?2S00, terms easy. Address  Frank li. Graham, care of Matheson & Graham's  barb u- shop.  Miss Von Der Werth���Clairvoyant, palmist and card reading. Gives advice  on commercial business and mining; reuni-cs  unhappy lovers' - and broken-up families. Room  1, over Thomson Stationery Company.  The Nelson Soda Water Company-  will bo obliged if householders having', their  empty syphons.or patout sciew top bottles, will  communicate with them by: telephone or postcard as the syphons and bottles arc required for  the holiday trade.  For Sale.���New three-story brick  block on Hastings street, Vancouver, B. C, with  cement basement, lffii. by 25, .for sale. Present  'owner-will take a. ten. year loaso of Fame; this  will bring over 10 por cent of investment. Address box S18, Vancouver, B. C.  CONFIDENCE*  Established in Nelson in 1890  RUSH ORDERS  Receive Immediate  Attention.  ^'^%--_  -^��e!  w  is the feeling with whieh our customers look upon goods from  our house? for they reason that they can be depended upon to give  the customer perfect-satisfaction. They know that in our line  each season they find the newest things, many things not found  elsewhere, always the things which are the readiest buyers, and  which strongly appeal to the popular fancy. They know that  there is no element of ri?k in buying from us; that there is no  experimenting about it. They are certain of buying the goods in  season and at satisfactory prices. This advantage is what we  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, and all  kinds of precious -jewels, sterling silver and all kinds of sterling  silver novelties. We have everything you need, outside of money.  We want your money and will give you tlie worth of it.; Your  orders will have our prompt attention.    All  engraving  done free  of charge.  ******���****.**.*.**.*.**.  JACOB DOVER, The Jeweler  NEUSON,   B.   O-  __**�� ��_5""v **"*"**. "^SSV" "^���J5"**,'> v""*-i,> '-""j,. *c*_�� "*ciif***J  ^ '^S* 'SS ^S -^ <2 ^3 '^St <3 '"CS^*  ^ <*"**-**  ��  SCALE  life-Sl*-*-  ��>*��� SS> ��>- ��> S^"*** S"**-* o- 55  |!f$  SI2E  J*__ ��� *c=�� ���^'o *ca��.��^  ELECTRICAL IVJACHINERY  Transformers  Telephones, Bells  Annunciators, Lamps  GAS AND ELECTRIC FIXTURES  HOT WIRE ARC LAMPS  POR INCANDESCENT CIRCUITS.  CLING SURFACE BELT DRESSING  ELECTRIC SUPPLIES.  KOOTENAY ELECTRIC  SUPPLY & CONSTRUCTION CO.  Nelson, B. C.  Largo stock of high-class imported goods,  . a- _   - ^ j������-j ���    p" ���_-,,,,i.a   J specialty of tho equare   shoulder���the  looiir^own sta-fiqara oi accounts, j i5gi_0n In coats,  Boarding and-.Day School for,Girls. Will reopen January 15th. Terms moderate. Vo. terms  and prospectus apply to ���  MADAMOISELLE KERN,: Principal.  LAND NOTICE.  Xotico is hereby given that lini-tv days after  date we. The Corporation of the Cily of Nelson,  liitcnd to apply to tho Chief Commissioner of  Land:! and Works fer pennission'to purchase  for the purposes of the Corporation, the following  described land in the District of West Kootenay,  bituate on the south bank of Kootenay river,  about ten miles below Nelson : Commencing at a  post marked "Tho City of Nolson's S. AV. corner,"  thence cast 1(0 chains, thence north 15 ohains  to the Kootonay river, thence wcstorly along the  ICootenay rivor .10 chains, thenco south 1.1 chains  to the placo of hoicinning.  ������THJi) " COUr-OUATIOST ���OK -.THE  CITY OK  NKlaSiON, Bv John Houston, Mayor.  December 12th, 1'XX*.  Suppassing^  ay 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  A FULL LINE OF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  localVand coast*.  Flooring  local and ooast.  Newel Posts  Stair Bail.  Mouldings  ; .Shingles  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  of all kinds,  =n^WHAT=YO.U=-W-ANT=lfliNOT-IK-HTOOS=  WE WILIa MAKE IT B*OR -OU  CAIaL AND GJBT PBICE3,  E. Skinner  Neelands' Building, Baker Street).  FRED J. SQUIRE. Manager.  ARTHUR   GEE  MERCHANT TAILOR.  OPPOSITE   THE   QUEEN'S   HOTEL.  A  latest)  J. A. Sayward  HAL- AND LAKE STREETS. NELSON  Po-rto Rico Lumber Go.  (LIMITED)  ��� CORNER OF  HKNDRYX, AND VERNON STREETS  Rough and  Dressed  Lumber  Shingles  Mouldings  THE  Mansfield Manufacturing Go.  NELSON,  B. C.  TO���===st ~~"  Builders and  Contractors  Having taken over the business of the West Kootenay Briek &  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 bo able to supply the trade at a  lower figure.  It is our intention to install machinery to manufacture our  marble products, and next season we shall be ina position to supply  these products at reasonable rates.  We shall also Keep on hand a stock of Fire Brick, Fire Clay,  Tiles and Cement.  '"���    ....'..;  . ��� '      .  Our Bricks and Lime Rock have taken tho First Prizes at the  Spokane Industrial Exposition in 1899 and also this year. We also  secured prizes last year and this year for Ornamental and Building-  Stone.  We  Builders.  are prepared to offer special rates to Contractors  and  ERNEST MANSFIELD,  for The Mansfield Manufacturing Company.  \ Successors to  West Kootenay Brick & Lime Co., Ltd.  The  A-1 White Pine Liii-qber Always in  Stoct  We carry a'complete Btock of  Ocast Flooring, Ceiling, Inside Finish, Turned Work, Sash and Doors.  Special order, work will receive  prompt attention.  Porto Rico LumberCo. Ltd.  THOMPSON & DOUGLAS  Victoria Street.  PAINTERS  Decorators and  Paper Hangers,  ROSSLAND JeiNQIIVEJBRIINO   WORKS  y duNLiFFE & McMillan  Founders and Machinists, Specialty of Oro  Cars, Ora-Bin  Doors and Ccnoral Mining Mac hinery.  laist bf Bocond-hand machinery on hand, which has boon thoroughly overhauled and in an good  as new :  1 2>-H. P. Loeomolivc-typo boiler, with cn_Ine attached and all llttingH, roady to turn on xtciiiii.  , 1 Bj"x8" Doublo-Cylinder Kriotlon llrain-Hoist, built by Infjcrsoll Co.  1 Sinking Pump, No. S Cameron, New Vork.  1 Sinking Pump, 10"xo"xi:i", outsido packed plunger pattern.  Watch this advertisement for further lists, or write us before you buy for complotc list.. Wo  may have just what you want.  Agents for Northey Pumps.   Stock carried.  P.  O.  Box 198. THIRD AVENUE,   ROSSLAND.  33 gBMIT COSTS BUT ONE CENTf^*^0^?!^  To drop us a post card that wo may call and give estimates.   It fiavof. many dollars.  Never  have any plumbing douo until you havo soen our jfooda und our prices.  OPPOSITE  P'*��'*iTa-*i*a'*r*'T<'iM.  STRACHAN BROTHERS. ]PlumbGv��sr.  NOTICE TO DELINQUENT CO-OWNERS  To Glio. IT. L.uijikks, J. R. CiTanso.v, or to  any poraon or purioils. (owlion'i he may have  transferred his interest in the Harvey Joy  mineral claim, at Jforning mountain, Nelson  Mining Division. , -*'-  You are hereby notified that I have expended  Ono Hundred Hollars in labor and improvements  upon the abovo mentioned mfnorul claim, in  order to hold said mineral claim under the  provisions of the Mineral Acr, and if within  ninety days from the date of this notice you fail  orrefU'*o to contribute your proportion .or such'  expenditure, together with all costsofadvorlis-.  Ing, your inlercst'in paid claim will become the  properly of the subscriber, under section four of  an Act entitled "An Act to Amend the Mineral  Act, 1900." HlIaAS H. CROSS.  Dated this 12th dny of December, 1900,  To f  ftoflsland.  . II. SAr.is-Kintr  NOTICE.  li.C, November 9th, 196fit  Notice j��-hercbygivea*i that I, William Grilll Ms*, "j  the follouitip; J  Klk  Ward Bros.  REAL ESTATE AND  INSURANCE AGENTS  Agents for J. & J. TAYLOR SAFES  Bogustown)   Fairview   Addition.  GAMBLE & O'REILLY  Bakor Street  INSURANCE  REAL ESTATE AND  AGENTS  FOR  RKNT  G-roomcd house and bath, together with kitchen  range, complete with hot and cold water, Observatory street, magnillcent view; rent, including water rate, ��2f> per month.  5-rooined house, corner Cedar and  Carbonate  ���strcetH-;-$20T)er inonth; =���  .-i-roomed house, llumo Addition ; $15 per month.  4-roomed cottage, tiore streot S12.5II per month.  (I-roomed house, corner of 11 ill and Ilall streets;  ""iO per month, from 1st November.  Rents collected.   Loans made.  Agents for British Columbia Pcrmanont Loan  & Savings Company.  MONEY TO LOAN  ON  AT 7 PER CENT  BUSINESS PROPERTY  Annl- a. J. TiKM'NOX. RolloHjor. Nolaon R.  O  RElLETOENOY  SUCCKSSORS TO  IT. 11. ASIIOROI-TJ  BLACKSMITHS   AND    WOOD   W0RK<-f.*  EXPERT HORSESHOEINC.  Special attention given lo jll kinds of repairing  and e'lslom work from c      '"        '  '  bolts made to order on shin  '.side points,  notice.  Heavy  MRS. A. HALTON.  FINE DRESSiVlAKI|.G A  SPECIALTY  MADDEN  BLOCK.  intend to claim tho ijitere-its in  named nuneral clainis formerly held by  Salisbury.-on which he has neglected to pay .hit*  sliaro of ti,�� expenses or the annual assessmen'*.  work.   T�� wit:  AonB-ht'.ll* (J) interest in tho "Hunker Hill"  mineral claim.  A one half (A) intorc 3tin the ���'Sullivaii"minoral  claim.  A one-half (J) inter. *stin the "Kidolity" mineral  CllViH.  All the adjoining claims,   il.uatod on the wesl:  fork of the novth fork of Salmon river, iu tho j  Netsoii Mining Division, !  Thin action'.s Uxken under .Section 11 of Chap- 1  tor 45, of Ihe.-.itatui-os of 1SU9 and amendments of. i  liluft, WIULTAM li. TOW'NSEaVl), I  Agent for Willi-m GrlfflthSv    ���]  LADIES' TRIHPED HATS  Endless Variety  And Prices to Suit.  mrs. e. Mclaughlin,  JOSEPHINE STREET.  LAND   NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given, that sixty days after  date I iutend to apply to the gold commissioner  for a lease on crown lands, situate in West Kootenay district, about ten miles from tho city of  Kaslo, in a northerly direction, consisting of 1U0  acres of unoccupied crown lands, commencing at  a postmarked C. P. I,., l.lioucc north ou tho lako  front SO chains, thence west. -Il chains, thenco  south KUchains, thence cu��t 'M chulnt- to placo  tnd post of commencement.  C. P. laOUDIN.  ��� ��� TRATBBNAI.   SOCIETIES.  _A    NELSON LODGE, NO. 23, A. F. "fc A. M*  *JK 5f Moets second Weanosday ln each month.  rlr\ Sojourning brethren Invited.  COURT  Slocan, Nelson and Rossland Ridings  of West Kootenay Electoral  District.  Notice is hereby given that a Court of Revision  and Appeal/under the provisions of the "Assessment Act," will lie held as follows :  Court Hou=e, Kas-lo, H. C , Tuesalay, llth .limit-'  ary, liifll, at lOo'o'ockin the forenoon.  Government Agent's Ollice, Nelson, 11. C,  Wednesday;rJ0tb .lanuary, at 10 o'c oe!c in tho  forenoon.  Govoriimein Agent's Oflico, Rossland, 11. C,  Thursday, IItli .lanuary,-at 10 o'clock in Iho  fu'wiioon.  Hated ut Nelson this lllth davof necembor, 11)00.  JOHN-' A.   TURNER,  .lmlge of Court of Ucyislon and Appeal.  SHERIFFS SALE.   -  Province of Brllish Columbia, Nelson; in Won  Kootenay. Io wit:  Hy virtue of a writ of ficri-faclas, issued out ot  ^thoJ3jiprejno^(2oni:t-of=Bnititli^Colii_nbUi,.attho_  suit of the Rank of Montreal, plaintiffs, and to  me directed, against the goods and chat  lels of the Two Friends Mine, Limited  Liability, defendant0, I have seized and  takon in execution all tho right, title and intoicsb  of the said defendants, Two Friends Mino Limited Liability, in the:mineral claim known a-a,  and called "Two Friends,"situated on the divide  between Lemon and Springer creeks, on the eist  slope of Lemon creek, located on the Hist dnj* of  July, A. I). 1895, nnd recorded iu the olllco of Iho  mining recorder for the Slocan Ciiy Mining Division of the Weft Kootamay Districr, on the loth  day of August, A. D. I8!tt; and also all the right  title and Interest of tho said defendants. Two  Kricnds Mine. Limited Liability, in sixty (00) tons  of ore, nioio or less, mined from the mineral  claim "Two Kricnds," and now upon the property: To recover the sum of two thousand and  eighty-nine dollars and olghty-tlvo cents (**>2.08<*-  .8.*)) together with interest on two thousand and  eighty-six dollars and thirty-flvo ccnU ($*_0Sfi .'*.">)  at six per centum per annum, from the 20th day  of September, MOO, until payment, besides aher  ill's poundage, otllcer's fees, and all other legal  incidental expenses: All ot which I shall expose  for sale, or sulllcient thereof to satisfy said judgment, debt, aud costs, at the front of my ollico  next to the court houso, in the city ot Nelson, \i.  C, on I'Viday the With day Of October, A. D.. liKW  at the hour of eleven o'clock in the forenoon.  Noi-k.���Intending purchasers will satisfy them  selves as to interest and title of the said defeu  dan Us.  Dated at Slocan City thel 2th day of Octobor  1000  S. V. TUCK. Sheriff of South Kootenay-  Tho above sale is postponed until Monday, tho  20th day ot November, l'JOO, at the samo placo  and hour. S. I��. TUCK,  Sheritr of South Kootenay.  Tho above sale is further postponed until  Friday tlie 21st. day. of December, K00, at tha  samo place and hour,  S. P. TUCK,  Blierifl'of South Kootenay.  "COMPANIES ACT 1897."  Notice Is hereby given that the appointment of  .lohn Mttlliaon ' Williams as attorney of * The  Chapleau Consolidated Gold Mining Company,  Limited," and of his substitute, Charles w.  liraham Browning, has been revoked, and that  Gabriel Lucien Robert Weyl, accountant of Nelson, li. C, has been appointed as tho now attorney of tho said company, and tho registered  olllce of the company has neon changed to Observatory street, Nolson, R. C.  KLLIOT & LKNN1E,  Solicitors for the Company.  Dated this 20th day ot Novoinher. A. D��� 1<kx).  ~~ MUSIC.  Mrs. D. R. Murray, gradunto in vocal and Instrumental music. Is now prepared to receive  pupils for instruction in voice culture, lUtliaa  method, also piano and organ.  For terms and further particulars apply roo n  5, A. Macdonald building, corner Josephine a ;d  Vernon street, ������������   -.'> ���������������  ..a-*-.  Ti  J.     y.  t--#*3-  . *- ���"���h^C-   ..-���--ay streets, .every*  Tnosday evening'at 8 o'clock.   Vinltlncr Knight*  cordially Invited to attond.   F. J. Bradley, C. C.j  . J. A. Paquetto, K. of K. & S.  NELSON L. O. Lw No. 1692, meets In I. O. O. F. *  Hall, corner Bakor and Kootenay streets,  1st and 3rd  Friday  of each month.   Vlsltintz  brethem cordially Invited.   It Robinson, W. M.  W. Crawford, Recording-Secretary.  '  * ��� ��� ������������������*���*���������������*������*.���������������������^.  SHERIFFS SALE. '   ,'  Province of British Columbia, Nelson, In   .Ve.t  Kootenay, to wit:  By virtue of a warrant of execution issued out  of- the county court: of! Kooteoay,  lioldpn at  Nelson, at the suit of Robert Ileddle,. plaintlll",  and to mc directed against the goods and chattels  of James Leonard Siamfoid, dt fendant, .1 havo  seized and taken into execution,all.the right,  title and intere t of  the said defendant, Jumes  Leonard Stamford, m about fourteen thousand c  two hundred and  fifty (11,250) shares*, more or  *���  less, of  the stock   of  the  Willis Gold Mining  Company, Limited, non-personal liability: to recover the sum of three hundred nnd sixty-four:  cl jbtirsand twenty cents (S'tfil.20), amount of said v  execution, besides fchoriirs poundage,  officers'  foes, and all tho other legal incidental expen-.es;  all ot whicli If-hall expose for snlc, or sulllcient/  thereof tos.Uisfy said judgment debt and costs,  at my ofllce, next to tho court house in the City  of Nelson, 11. U.'.'on Wednesday, the ninth flavor January next, A.D. 1S0I, at the hour of U,..'  o'clock .in the forenoon.  Note.���Intending purchasers will satisfy them-"  selvc-i as to inlerest and  title of  the said de-   -  fendant. ',. . '  Dated at Nclson,-B. G.,-18th day of December. ���  11)00.  S. P. TUCK. Sherill'of South Kootenaj*.  ' * T * V  1 '.'t't  ',  v*#?  - -*1'K-P5  ���r      , -\i^-i  < mi1  -* %<_  "  -*,*rf*  fa*.*W  w  ,'5t  -- .*��� '-Ziii  _vS     JJ_g?  ---Ft.  **i?5*m  * -.   " i- _ ^  __ ' **-'-'  f THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON, B. 0., FRIDAY DECEMBER 21. 1900  FUMES  ALL  THE LATEST ODORS, IN THE  BEST IRENCH AND ENGLISH MAKES  They Make Handsome  Presents.  W. F. TEETZEL & CO.  VICTORIA  BLOCK,   NELSON  , i  .. FMeform Clothing..  LEADS  IN   PUBLIC  FAVOR.  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  A 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.  W\.  1 T,  LAWRENCE HARDWARE COMPANY  #  ;��__^iS-_>,_>;_>S''_S''^;'^ _���'     -i^^ ^^j-*--*)5��i_i^ ���/�� _^Sc__H^  HOLLY  MISTLETOE ��  W  _K"  I'V'  *'_>  *-���_"  IS:*  I"  #  -4  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.  Gr-ocerer-ies, Crockery.  NELSON.  to  $ CHINA  CHINA  -�����.��-&��*   $mmmm  .-10  ...  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.  Always willing- to show. Goods.   No trouble.   Every Garment Guaranteed.  THiEOryMADSONrHBakep^Streetr  Christie's  Plum Puddings  HAVE  NO EQUAL.  jomXIrving & CO.  Houston Block.  Telephone 161.  P. O. Box 176.  CROW & MORRIS  Baker Street, Nelson.  WII0LESALE AND  RETAIL ....  TOBACCONISTS  Sole Agents for  TADDY'S TOBACCOS  Branches at (jossfanil and Creeiiwootl.  ..9*���***.**tti '  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.  B B B and Loewe Pipes.  *����_�����**��� est  COME  AND   SEE   THEM  W_J CAN SUIT YOU  ALL FaiOB- :  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 Drug & Book Co.  Limited.  CITY LOCAL NEWS  His honor judge Forin will hold  chambers at tho court house this  morning, in the course of which  several matters of interest are likely to come up. The next sitting of  the supreme court here will be on  February 4th.  The smoking concert at the opera  house last night was quite successful. The house was well filled and  the entertainment seemed to make  a hit with the crowd. A comfortable sum was realized for the  man who is to benefit by the affair.  A former resident of the Nelson  district now an inmate of the Old  Men's Home at Kamloops received  a letter the other day, the superscription on which was a curiosity.  The address read : -']_. Smith, care  Slick Old Gent's Home."  The sale of the household effects  of Rev. Robert Frew today is attracting considerable . attention.  The reverend gentleman's apartments over the Merchants' Bank of  Halifax are handsomely furnished  and the catalogue of articles for  the sale includes Mr. Frew's valuable collection of china, etc.  A movement is on foot among  local Scotchmen and those of Scotch  descent to form an organization for  the purpose of promoting social intercourse and, perpetuating the  literature of Scotland. A meeting  for this purpose will be held at the  board of trade rooms over the Bank  of British Columbia tonight at 8  o'clock to which all interested are  invited.   .  Special Meeting of the Council.  Yesterday afternoon a special  meeting of the council was attended  ��� by mayor Houston, and aldermen  Arthur, Hall, Irvine, McKillop and  Morrison. Accounts and payrolls  aggregating over $5000 were passed.  These include salaries of officials  for the month of December.  RAILROAD AND STEAMBOAT  !    May Succeed Peters.  If. E. MacDonnell, contracting  C. P. R. freight agent for the  Kootenay and Boundary divisions,  left yesterday for Vancouver. W.  R. Maclunes, general freight agent  for the system west"of Fort William, is at present at the;) coast aud  Mr. MacDonnoll's friends are looking for an announcement of his promotion to the post recently vacated  by F. W. Peters.   '=.*'.  The  which  The Bocks Came Down.  Rock and mud slides along the  railroad lines in this district are the  inevitable accompaniment of such  weather as has prevailed in this  district for the past few months.  Yesterday the local train service  was somewhat disorganized because  of this reason. A mass of rock and  mud came over the track on the  Columbia and Western road between Smelter. Junction and West  Robson during the afternoon and  the Rossland train did not get  thrbughfor several hoursaf terit was  due here. .Trouble was had on the  Nakusp and Slocan branch, aud the  train was held up at Roseberry.  The Crow's Nest boat did not get in  until an early hour this morning,  the connections having been disar-'  ranged through a slide across the  track between Creston aud Kitchener.  Still on Its Back,  big C. 1\ R. locomotive  ran off the track on the  Slocan branch Monday is still on  its back. When the roadbed, weakened by the continued rains, gave  way beneath the engine, it slid  down into the mud, turned completely over aud finally wound up  against the breakwater at the edge  of the creek with all wheels in  the air;".*- The ground was  so soft and the mud formed such a  pioteeting bed that the engine is  practically undamaged.': A few  minutes work after the wrecking  train arrived sufficed to lay a tern-,  porary track over which traffic is  moving without-delay. The task  of setting the wrecked engine on  its wheels again is only a matter of  heavy tackle and. will be accomplished in a day or** two. F. E.  Hobbs, master mechanic, was in  the city yesterday and took a look  over the ground..  Testing the Pontoon.  The new and novel pontoon arrangement at the Procter slip will  probably be tested tomorrow. It  had been arranged--to*, try the apparatus earlier'iri'th'eweek, but the  mishap oh''the Slocan branch delayed matters. Captain Troup, J.  G. Sullivan and A. F. Proctor will  run up to Procter to witness the  experiment. After January 1 the  C. P. R. is to control the line  through to Procter and it is, therefore, desirable that the slip should  be iu thorough working order.  ..���BKr  EL.   JB"^5__T"_J��i__trt!S   &o   C30-  3Sr_3X.SO"35T  EASIaO  s^._sr__)0_sr  STOVES!   STOVES!   STOVES!  HEATING STOVES, COOKING STOVES, AND STEEL RANGES  Sole Agents for % Original Cole's Hot Blast Goal Heaters  SEE OUR GUNS AND RIFLES  HEADQUARTERS FOR ALL KINDS OF AMMUNITION  TKLKPHONK 27 Store, Cornor Baker nnd Josephine -tree  Organized for Charity.  The annual meeting of the Nelson  Charities organization took place  last night at the Congregational  church, a number of citizens - interested in the society's work being  present. The report of the year's  operations was approved and it was  decided to continue the work. A  general committee was formed to  include the resident clergymen, a  lady member of each of the city  churches, a member of the Women's  Council, a member of the hospital  *boWdrtlre"~_ity^r^  and two laymen. The committee  will meet early in January to take  further action. It is probable that  a revised system of issuing tickets  will be put into force. At present  the society has no cases requiring  its attention.  A Malicious Arrest.  One of Jacob Dover's traveling  salesmen has been put to considerable trouble and heaped with more  or less indignity because of the  maliciousness of someoue at Ymir.  it seems that when the salesman  was in Ymir, which is not an incorporated town, someone went to  justice-of-thepeaco A. B. Buck-  worth and laid a complaint that the  salesman was doing business without a license. No summons was  served, so it is alleged, and the  salesman being unable to find the  .justice of the peace who issued the  summons, was told by friends that  he might as well go home to Nelson  and not bother any more about it.  The train was due in a few minutes  and the salesman came home to  Nelson, where he remained two  days. He left yesterday morning  for ' Slocan City,', and as he was  about to step on board the boat for  New Denver he was arrested on a  bench warrant, brought back to Nelson and placed in jail. As a  record of the issuance of the licence  was on file in the provincial collector's office at Nelsou, stipendiary  magistrate Crease ordered the release of the salesman.  Bishop Potter says we chase the  dollar too hard. Then let the dollar let up a little on its rapid gait.  Will Hardly Be Ready.  The long wet spell has interfered  with building operations in the  C. P. R. yards to such an extent  that the passenger depot cannot be  completed by the first of the year  as would,haye been the case. with  more, favorable/weather. It is* a  difficult,matter to dry plaster when  the atmosphere ,is! as humid as it  has been for the last month, and  painting"-' is of/.course out of the  question. The freight shed is likely  to be in use before the passenger  depot.  Wiped Qff the Debt.  On Sunday last Rev. Robert  Frew made an appeal to the congregation of St. Paul's Presbyterian  church to wipe "off the balance of  the church debt amounting to $7.50.  The response was enthusiastic and  Avhen the managers counted the  offering it was found that enough  had been contributed to place the  church entirelyvfreeof debt. . Yesterday the outstanding notes were  retired, and .SV/'Paui's-will start the  new 3*ear with a clean financial  sheet.   "The Crowning of Christmas."  The beautiful Christmas cantata  aiTheiCrowning=of---Christmasu-=will=  be given by the scholars of the  Baptist Sunday school in the church  on Friday evening. For about two  months the scholars have been in  training for this cantata and it  promises to be most 'enjoyable  Sunday school-entertainment ever  given in Nelson.. There are over  fifty persons in the various parts.  The public are cordially invited to  attend. Doors will open at 7:30. In  order to defray the expenses of the  entertainment, which have been  very heavy, a collection will be received.        .-, :���-. ���   ���- ; - ���' -,,  All Were Killed.  Bark IE!, Ontario, December 20.���  Thomas Lennox, n farmer, his  daughter and daughter^n-law, who  were on their way to market at this  place in a wagon, were struck by a  Grand Trunk railway train at the  station crossing 15 miles west of  here early this morning and all  were instantly killed, as were both  horses. Lennox -was 00 years old  and leaves a family.  PERSONAL. -  -  ���    ��������� &���._. ���  M. Chenier of Balfour, is a  guest  at the Trenionf. -���-'���*���  P. W. George of Lemon creek, is  at the Queen's-.:a-.-jj ���-. ;.     ,  S. DesBrisay and  wife of Ymir,  are in the city today.  F.   P. Walsh of   Buffalo,   New  Vork, Is at the Hume.  William George of Slocan City is  assisting T. H. Brown, jeweler, during tho holiday rush.  John Daly, manager of the Payne  mine at. Sandon, wan in tho city yesterday en  "route to Spokane.  R. J. McPhee, superintendent of  (lie Enterprise mino, leaves this morning for  Spokane, where he will spend Christmas with  jii* family, .      .    .       ~-   .      ,  ((OLD YOUR CHRISTMAS ORDERS  .... FOR   Fruits  and  for the NEW STORE  which will be opened  in the 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  THE  i* *-*���*._:_-_ �����*:_���.��*  CABINET  Baker St.  G. B.  CIGAR STORE  MATTHEW.  CHINA HALL  A Multitude of     .���,  ... SENSIBLE GIFTS ...  Nothing is better appreciated as a  holiday gift than somo neat article of  Crockery-or China, or sonic choice  piece of Glassware for the dining-  table.   It is always in use, and aeon-  slant reminder of the donor's thought-  fulness. See our stock of house furnishings, just opened.  McFarland & Brockman  First Door West of C. ?.\\.  BAKER STREET.  Offices  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  Brass work, Indian Table Covers,  Fancy Cushions, Satin Down  Quilts, Sjlver Fruit and Fish  ' Plants, etc., in  the   Merchants  Knives,   Books,  his   rooms over  Bank of Halifax.  The goods will be on exhibition  on the premises on the morning  of the sale.  Terms, Cash,  ticulars apply to  For further par-  Clias.A.Waterman&Co.  AUCTIONEERS.  It Counts in Results  The particular housewife wants  the best materials for her cooking:  Nice SWeet Butter  Good Fresh Eggs  arc our specialties.   They en-.-  sure a delightful  freshness in"  all   you   cook,  and attractive  daintiness  when  it is  served  on your table.  **M  KIRKPATRICK & WILSON  The Leading Grocers.  Telephone iO-  185 Baker Street  Q&  to  to  to  to  m*  Prices Cut in Two  m  ������0  See Our Windows for Bargains in  Tailor-Made Suits   ,  " Ladies' Jackets, and  Fancy Colored Dress Goods  to  Martin O'Reilly & Co.  HOUSTON  BLOCK,  NELSON.  ���to  to  rto  to  to  to  to  to  to  Things for Her  Whatever your present.or prospective  . relation to HER���mother, wife, sister���  we have that which will enable you to  give expression to your wish for HER  "Merry   Christmas."   Scan   this  list: *  Bon-Bon Dishes, Butter Dishes, Sterling and Out-Glass, Berry Spoons  Sugar Shells, Tea Set3, Toilet Articles. Bracelets, Chains, Rings   ,  Watches, Opera Glasses,  Brushes, Mirrors, Atomizer., Garters   .  Belt Buckles and Clocks, and a variety of Solid Gold Brooches  If it does not appear  have the fitting thing  stock.     If Brown  said  on the list we  for her in our  so, It's Right.  T.H.BROWN  Jeweler  178 Baker Street.  NELSON, B. C.  When You See a Good Thing  GO FOR IT     " '������'���V  We have good things to dispose of and want  you to come for them.  candies for Christmas  Ganong_ Chocolates are superb.   Put up in such pretty boxes.  Lowney's Famous Bon-Bons aud Chocolates.   These come in beautiful boxes.  Rowntree's Celebrated Chocolates also upon our counters in attractive form.  What better Christmas preeent than a large box of these candies,  FOR THE CHILDREN  ���������  We have all sorts of Fancy  and Plain Candies.   Too many to tell about, you must see them.  The prices are ridiculously low.  See our Endless Assortment of Christmas Tree Ornaments before getting your tree.  A small quantity will make your tree a thing of beauty.  FRENCH CRYSTALIZED FRUIT.       TOM ,.__ITH CRACKERS.  J. A. MACDONALD  Palace Confectionery  Madden Block, Ward Street. Telephone 206


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