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 tf;  p  J.  'ij  DAILY EDITION   BY MAIL  FIVE  DOLLARS A YEAR  WEEKLY EDITION BY MAIL;  TWO DOLLARS A YEAR:  ���i*  NINTH YEAR  NELSON: MONDAY MORNING DECEMBER 24 1900  PRICE FIVE CENTS  CVH  AINSWORTH A BUS! Ill CAMP  The Highlander Already a Producer and Likely to Soon  Be a Dividend Payer.  OTHER   PROMISING   PROPERTIES   IN   THE   DISTRICT  The Ainsworth mining camp is  busier today than it has been for  several years. A number of properties are working, a couple of them  on an extensive scale, and, more important still, at least two large propositions are approaching the pro-  ��� dueing basis. The Highland mine  may already be regarded as .a producer and if its management keeps  up to the record for enterprise already established, the mine will be  paying dividends early iu tho new  year." Tlie owners aud prospectors  operating in the camp are hopefully awaiting the advent of the  next mining season and are confident in the belief that the immediate future has bright things iu  store for the oldest mining camp in  the Kootenays.  Next- to tho Highland the Sunlight and Star group is attracting  most attention. The-property is  being operated by the Ainsworth  Mining and Smelting Company who  own the Star and a syndicate owning the Sunlight. D. i\ Hatch is  the resident manager and under his  direction the group, particularly  the aStar, has,made rapid advances  until it is at the present time  among the best developed claims in  the entire camp. The Star was ac-  quiredby the company a couple of  yeavs ago from D. F. Strabeck and  jr^-vliissell Hardy of Ainsworth.  About the same time a syndicate  comprising judge Cheney of Los  Angeles, honorable'Charles A. Riddle of, Seattle, B. P. Field of Los  Angeles,'^J.TL.5Vhitney:of the same-  place, Mr. Hatch arid others purchased the Sunlight from Miller and  Neilson of Washington. The claims  adjoin, and most of the development up to date has been done on  the Star. *  J The properties are located on the  south side of Cedar creek, two and  a half miles from Woodbury creek,  a milo west of Ainsworth and about  2000 feet west of the Highland. A  comfortable and splendidly situated camp has been constructed  with excellent accommodation for  a large staff of men., The propositions are primarily silver-lead, the  ore averaging 05 to 75 per cent  lead and 35 to 50 ounces in silver.  The formation's somewhat unsual,  however, the ore parrying iu addition to the ordinary values 4 to 5  per cent copper and gold running as  high in gold as $47.54, although the  _average_is_vei*y_c*oiiskierably__below_  this sum. There are four veins ou  the property, two fissures and two  contacts, one of each having been  developed. The vein on which the  most work has been done is rich.  The paystreak is 12 inches to 4 feet  in width and beyond this is 50 feet  of concentrating ore estimated to  run _ per cent lead and IS to 20  ounces in silver. Some 000 feet in  tunnel.***, shafts, upraises, etc., has  been done on tho Star and a splendid body of oro is in sight.  Work will bo started on the Sunlight 'next month. The company  has a comprehensive program mapped out for 1901, the completion of  which will place the property on a  footing with the best producers in  the district. It is proposed to erect  a tramway, put in compressed air  from the Coffee creek plant and  ship steadily with a crew of 40 to  50 men.. A quantity of clean shipping ore is to be taken out at once  and a trial shipment of 100 tons  will-be made a couple, of mouths  hence.   ,.......���'."  ----The. Highland Mill.  ' The new concentrator erected at  the Highland mine will be started  with, the first few days in January.  E. R. Woakes, local manager, spent  several days at the property this  week. The finishing touches are  being placed on tho building rapidly. The Highland is to use compressed air from the Coffee creek  plant and work has been started in  clearing the ground for the pipe line.  A five inch pipe will be connected  with the feed main from the plant  on Coffee creek and run a distance  of 13,300 feet to point from which  .V- will be distributed for use in the  li  mine. Eventually the Star mhie  will connect with the some pipe  line. ''        ;.'  In the Big Tunnel.  Work is progressing steadily in  the big tunnel on*-the" Highlander  property.    The   Spokane  Diamond  Drill Company is said to be making  over 25 feet daily on their contract,  and the drill is in 250 feet on the  face.   As far as Ti-fi" Tribune is  aware no ore body of auy magnitude has been encountered as yet,  but the management estimate from  the pitch of their vein that the ore  should be tapped with another 100  feet of work.   A peculiar feature  in connection with  tho  drilling  is  the faen that some inconvenience  has been experienced because   of  water.    Apparently   a   very   wet  strata has been opened up, as a jet  of water is forcing its way  out  of  the core holder with a  power  estimated at 250 pounds.   The poffee  creek plant's compressed air"is"��ljeihg  used on the machine and foreman  Patterson, who has had a  wide experience  with every description of  power   utilized   in  the west,   has  stated that the compressed air as  supplied from the creek is the best  power    he    has   yet    used    and  is    as    neilr    perfection    as     he  ever expects to strike. The big tunnel on the Highland is  one  of the  most notable undertakings in the  district.   It was started on a scale  of eight feet in the clear and run  some distance at a cost of about  $20 per foot.    Then the dimensions  were reduced to 5 feet by 7 feet in  the clear with au  incline  of nine  inches in each 100 feet.    The  tun-,  'nel is.on a-straight line and' a, niaiv  standing afc  the  breast, now  1275  feet in, can see through the entire  length to the entrance.    "When tho  ore body is tapped a depth  of  600  feet will be secured.  The company,  represented by Maxwell Stevenson,  junior, has  spent from  $18,000  to  $20,000 on this feature of development. -    Developing the King Solomon.  Dr. Wingate of Spokane has been  a resident of Ainsworth for the past  month and has started work on the  King Solomon property. This proposition is located on the No. 1  wagon road somewhat southwest of  the town and almost due west of  the Highlander mine, and should  not be confounded with the ' holdings of the King Solomon Mining  Company in Woodbury creek. A  small crew of men is at work and  .compressed air_has_been_introduced  to operate the drills and a power  whim. The compressed air is secured here under a head of over 80  pounds, and in, this connection it  may be stated that wherever the  air has been used it has maintained  a pressure of not less than SO  pounds regardless of the calls made  upon the various mains. It is  stated that the King Solomon has  an excellent showing.  Miscellaneous.  The King Solomon Mining Company is working a considerable  force of men on its property on  Woodbury creek. The development is being carried forward with  a view to recovering the vein,  which was lost some time ago. The  old owners worked this vein and  made some shipments from which  very high returns were had. The  King Solomon company is one of  the most remarkable concerns in  the Kootenays in respect to the extent of its holdings. The corporation controls 40 full claims, .aggregating over 1500 acres of mineral  land. It is stated that among the  people behind the company is John  D. Rockefeller, the Standard Oil  magnate.  A number of the prospects on  the north fork of Woodbury creek  are shoAving up well on the surface.  If further development pr.oyes that  the showings hold good with depth,  this section will couie to the front  in the next year or two.  Some of the Ainsworth mining  men are disposed to dispute the  accuracy of the statements about  Coffee creek published last week iu  The TuiBUNis regarding ranching  land on the creek.   One gentleman  referring to. the matter, said: "I  never saw a spot oh Coffee creek  where one could plant ten -, hills of  corn without a shotgun to distribute the seed."  The Thunderer on the Treaty.  London,     December     23.���The  Times, iu an editorial on president  McKinley's decision to submit the  Hay-Pruncefote   canal    treaty   to  Great Britain, reproaches him with  "shifting*1 a dangerous responsibility"   on   the British government,  and says: "The president must bear  the responsibility for any friction  that   may   ensue.     The  amended  treaty is a bargain to whieh we  cannot   agree,   and   to   which   no  reasonable American who takes the  trouble to reflect upon the question  can expect us to agree.   If the Hay-  Pauncefote treaty is not adopted in  a form acceptable to us we shall  stand quietly upon our indubitable  rights  under   the  Clayton-Bnlwer  treaty, which can not be  refuted  by any action the American senate  may choose to take."  A BORN MILITARY GENIUS  BUYING HORSES IN KANSAS  ENGLISH GOVERNMENT  MAKING  HEAVY PURCHASES.  Fifty    Thousand     Cavalry    Animals  Wanted���Will Cost,$380 a,Head,  to Land Them.*  Kansas City, Missouri, December 23.���Captain Ileygate of tho  British army is purchasing 50,000  cavalry horses and- mules for the  British army in South Africa. He  came here more than a year ago to  buy but was ordered home again a  short time ago. - But the unexpected renewal of hostilities has  made the purchase of more horses  and mules necessary. As fast as  the   animals . aro    inspected   and  ��� bought they will be sent to New  Orleans'aud* shipped to Capetown,  Durban and New London on British transports, some of which are  now on their way to the United  States. One shipload of the animals will be taken to South Africa  by Lieutenant David Moberly, leaving New Orleans soon after January. Lieutenant Moberly said, "By  the time the horses and mules are  landed in South Africa they will  cost the British government $380 a  head. That is a large price for au  animal whicli will be fit _ for  service only six weeks. Most  of the animals " die because of the change in  climate. They must cross the  equator in going to South Africa  and the torrid heat of the , tropics  kills them rapidly. The average  death rate on shipboard is 32 to the  thousand. Forty days after a horse  is purchased iu Kansas City it is  landed in South Afiiea. Since the  beginning f the Boer war England  has purchased over 100,000 head of  horses aud mules iu the United  States. Ifc required Go ships to  carry them from New Orleans to  ���South Africa. Baden-Powell now  has 25,000 mounted police and it is  proposed to mount 50,000 of the  imperial infantry.- England has  discovered that her soldiers must  be mounted to be able to cope with  the Boer, who gets over the country with alarming rapidity.  Got the Wrong Man.  Omaha, Nebraska, December 23.  ���The mysterious "dark" man in  the Cudahy kidnapping case was  arrested this afternoon by the police  from the description given by Miss  Maud Munshaw, who lives near the  house in which Eddie-;Cudahy was  held for ransom by his abductors.  His name is E. D. Johnson. He is  a laborer in the Cudahy Packing  Company. He admitted haying  gone out to the Grover street house  three times for the purpose of renting the building, which he. found  already let to the "light" man and  his - accomplices. Johnson easily  proved to the satisfaction of the  police and Mr. Cudahy, who was  called in, that he had nothing to do  with the case and was allowed to  return to his wife and family. Chief  of polico Donahue is well pleased  with the progress his men are  making, saying that the arrest of  Johnson narrows the case down by  eliminating one of the extraneous  features and centering the chief interest about the "light" man who  rented the house from Mrs, Schneid-  erwind. \  IS    WHAT    A    CORRESPONDFNT  TEEMS DEWET  Capetown Advices Present Bather a  Gloomy View of the Situation-  Kitchener's Eeports.  London, December 23.���Lord  Kitchener's dispatches are almost  the only available nbws from tho  seat of hostilities in South Africa,  but telegrams, from Capetown depict the situation in .anything b��ut  roseate views. Without believing  the assertion of 'the Transvaal  .agency in Brussels that 0000 Boers  have invaded Cape Colony it is  quite evident that the invasion was  a serious and well planned affair.  In connection with this, a correspondent sends an extremely interesting letter dated Bethulie, December 1, describing general Dewet  and his doings.  "Dewet has never been taken seriously enough," says/the correspondent. "It is ���of 'little use to  pursue hinv; he fights'/a-rear guard  action and gains 20 miles while" he  is being fought. He'isaborn mili-  .tary -ge.nius,* whos'e - wonderful  powers have kept up^ this - phenomenal resistance. Once he fails the  whole thing couldbeFcrushed .in a  fortnight. He has \ every single  commando under his supervision*.  All his patrols and columns march  aud countermarch--, ou ; -his order.  The forces under his'cqmmand have'  been reducedby his'strength of will  to a properly' "organized army  moving at- his wordl .'The sooner  the British rid themselves of the  idea that Dewet's forces are a mere  rabble wandering aimlessly, the  sooner they will 'grasp*' the. need of  a determined effort which is necessary to capture hini.""  The Cape Colony, cabinet had an  important.-sibtin'g.. yesterday (Sunday). Tfc ~app_a.s "tlwt'i'Hhe**.-B_e'rs"  have destroyed a railway bridge 00  feet long about twelve miles south  of-De Aar, aud that no Cape mails  have arrived at Bloemfontein for  three daj*_. Further anxiety has  been caused in Cape Town by the  discovery that during tlie last two  months public bodies i.n out-of-the-  way places have requisitioned supplies of dynamite. The-colonial  government is now endeavoring to  recover possession of these explosives and is removing all stores of  arms aud ammunition from suspected depots. Other advices from  Cape Town represent the Dutch  element in Cape-Colony.'as .greatly  elated over the southward progress  of the Boers and as boasting that  the whole district of Victoria West  will join the raiders. It is suspected in Cape Town that the force  traveling from Zoutpan's Drift, is  stroom and were followed by general Gordon with a column of  French's force.  Yesterday about 5 o'clock in the  evening Clement's force was engaged south of Oliphant's Nek, but  I do not yet know the result.  A later dispatch from lord Kitchener dated Pretoria, Docember  22nd, says: "The western column  of Boers occupied Britstown and  cut the railway south of Dewar  Junction. The enemy is being followed up. General French has  been in contact for two days with  the commando of Beyers and De-  larey south of Magaliesberg. He is  pursuing them. The enemy havo  lost considerable and commandant  Kreu/a and others captured.  "General Colville engaged two  separate commandos December  21st, near Vlokfontein with a light  loss, the enemy retiring."  BOEB SUCCESSES ARE EXAGGERATED  Isaac N. Ford Takes  in  an Optimistic View of Conditions  "South Africa.  -yay  ENGLISH PAPERS OH THE TREATY���THE QUEEN'S HEALTH  Blizzard in Minnesota.  St.   Paul,   December   23.���This  section of the Northwest is experiencing the first blizzard of the present winter.   BONDED   THE  ATHELSTAN  AN   IMPORTANT   MINING    DEAL  AT PHOENIX.  Canadian Contingent Arrive at Halifax  ���General 'Telegraphic News From  Dominion Points*  not a body of Boers, but a body of  colonials hastening to join the invaders. Tlie Pietermaritzburg correspondent of the Daily Mail says:  "The Boers are active between  .Tohanne9burg and Pretoria, exchanging shots with the British  outposts, and it is reported that  parties of Boers are hovering round  Johannesburg."  Thinks the Movement Checked.  London, December 23.---The war  office has received the-following  dispatch from lord Kitchener dated  Pretoria, December 22nd: So far  as it is possible for me to form an  opinion from the reports of oflicers  on the spot, I think the Boor movement into Capo Colony has been  checked. Of the two forces that  entered the colony the. eastern is  still north of the Southpansberg  range, while the one which entered  west appears to have been turned  iu the direction of Britstown and  Prieska. Our troops are getting  around both bodies and a" ^special  column is also being organized  which will be dispatched immediately when I knovsrjlts services are  most wanted. The Boers have not  received much assistance in Cape  Colouy so far as my information  goes. We have armed some of the  colonists who are assisting our  forces. Railway and .telegraph  communicatiou has been much interrupted by bad weather.  Dewet is in the neighborhood of  Senekal. General French in conjunction with general Clements attacked a force of Boers under  Beyers, south of Magaliesberg. The  Boers broke away in a southwesterly   direction   towards   Potchief-  P-jOBNix, December 23.���[Special  to Tho Tribune.]���Another mine of  prominence, the Athelstan, near  Phoenix, is about'to pass into the  hands of, strong Eastern Canadian  capitalists. This week the majority  of the stockholders gave an option  on the property to Montreal monied'  men now controlling the B. C. mine  in Summit Camp. A short time  ago manager S. F. Parrish, of the  13. C. mine, made an examination of  the Athelstan and as a result the  Clarence JMcCuaig-, interests of the  Canadian-metropolis'havV taken-* a*  short time option on the mine for  $150,000, which ifc is thought will  be taken up. The Athelstan is  chiefly owned by parties in Spokane,  Grand Forks and Phconix and has  shipped 1200 tons of ore, giving  average values of $12.13 per ton in  gold aud copper. The mine is  located about three miles east of  Phceuix, notfar from the Winnipeg,  and has over 800 feot of development work done.  May Need Another Contingent.  Montreal, December 23.���The  Star's London cable says: Lord  Kitchener has evidently made  earnest appeals to the British government to despatch immediately  large drafts of mounted infantry to  hasten the end of the guerrilla warfare. Some say ho has asked for  J_),000_me_n.__Ne_w_Zealaud_is_send^  ing another contingent and Anglo-  Canadians are wondering whether,  as Canada has no national force in  South Africa now, the Strathconas  being the result of private munificence, Canadians may not wish a  second corps of five hundred  mounted men from the Northwest  to be raised and equipped by tlie  Canadian government.  Arrival of the Champlain.  Halifax, December 23.���The  Lake Champlain arrived at 3 o'clock  this morning. All well. Tho men  received a hearty greeting. There  was a lot of delay in disembarking  and entraining, and ib was not until 2 o'clock that the train got  under way. It is expected to reach  Montreal about 2 o'clock tomorrow  afternoon.         A $10,000 Blaze.  MoNTRRaVL, December 23.���Fire  tonight did $10,000 damage to the  branch furniture store of H. A.  Wilder & Co. on St. Catherine  street. The loss was covered hy-  insurance.  Amputation Necessary.  Kingston, Ontario, December 23..  ��� Pare, the Napanee bank robber,  has had his loft leg amputated just  above the knee. A running sore  made the operation necessary.  Body Recovered.  Toronto, December 23.���The  body of Mrs. Alfred Price, wife of  superintendent Price of theC. P. R,  was found today in Humber bay.  She disappeared after doing some  Christmas shopping last Thursday.  She had been in low spirits-for  some time.  Nrcw  York,  December 23.���Mr.  Isaac N. Ford, London correspondent of the New York Tribune, in  a  special cable letter dated  0 a. m.,  says:   The situation in the Dutch  territories is clearing slowly.    The  raiding bands which have invaded  Cape Colony have not made any  important captures or obtained any  considerable   number   of   recruits,  and  will   probably be headed off  speedily and forced to retire.  The,*-  are operating against pickets and  petty garrisons and  are picking up  horses, clothing and miscellaneous  supplies.   The   welcome   extended  them by the Dutch residents who  have   property   to lose   is chilly.  Dewet   is reported in Ladybrand  district with 1000 men  and  Botha  is hovering .about Stalderton with a  force of equal strength.  The operations of French and  Clements against Delarey are not  described iu detail, but the Boers  have apparently been scattered. A  small Boer commando is reported in  the Pietersburg district and a larger  one is in the neighborhood of Koo-  m'atipoorfc. Small bands of guerrillas are in other sections of the  veldt, but they are without artillery aud are incapable of making a  serious attack upon the line of communication. The Boer campaign  exaggerates the strength of forces  remaining in the field. Corrected,  it is less formidable than is1 ordinarily represented. The mobility of  the raiding columns prevents successful pursuit, but no permanent  advantages are derived even from  such brilliant episodes as those of  Dewetsdorp- " andyNooitegadecht,  harassing and' troublesome as are  the tactics employed.' An enormous  British army still remains in South  Africa and requires reinforcements,'  but the victory lias been won and  cannot; bo undone, and there is  nothing to embitter the Christmas  cheer.  Foreign Relations.  There has been a m.trked improvement in foreign relations during  the last year. Germany's friendship has proved to bo real and  earnest and l'Yench jealousy has  been less mischoviou3 than was  feared. The Anglo-German alliance is an evidence that British interests have not been neglected and  that no liuropoan coalition can bo  formed against them. If the Anglo-  American relationsare really clouded  by-the scnate_amendnients���to���tlie-  canal treaty the English press is  slow in discovering it, and the general public is incredulous and opoi-  mistic. The Saturday Review, true  to its moss-grown traditions, finds  iu what it describes as the Nicar-  augua scandal, proofs that the  United   States   senate  is    playing  . ,1K_.ZZi_y  .   - v<>a''*tS'  7  -,_,-*;  havoc with..the rights of nations KU^ff-  and international agreement.**-, that~ ./;i__%  the president'is a weak politician^--.**>/��_!  and England by her policy of-per- *$/$*  petu.al concessions to the United 1~&<$SP>  States and England lias liei'self; to-%?^'  thank for tho pother.       "  ���-v\v-?.��_f*_r'5!_fe  The Economist, in a grav  more   convincing   argumen  stress upon the duty of resppetin^^Jp  treaties until their  obligatioiis-'-aii^^  dissolved  by  mutual consent, 'niitlp***^^  expresses the hope that Mr. M_Kin-;_*^_*P-  ley will rise to the occasion' au<I'tie-'Vjf-  come   the   champion of   nnsulIi��*fi-,:^*U^  national  honor   and  public   f"dth.;*_?&*��  Even the mellow .Spectator, which;f>"5*v-i|  would accept fortification of** the ','.,,/,"  canal as a guarantee of neutralizx-*"^; ���**-*;��  tion, charged the senate with tieat->"vi;-v'��  ing the Hay-Pauncefote convcntiortWy^  as if it were the work of the meresbf^v^  ignoramus,  and   sacrificing  ti eatV^rK'3^.  obligations .with' levity and reckless- y*f *|$  uess.   The weak moralists  lakola.^yfj'  more   serious  view  of   the  whole yy*fe  affair, than  the  daily  press.  .The*" yj'>_��  general   impression *,is   -"that    tho'^o^  transcontinental rail ways.are male- '��{-:' ~'M  ing  use  of the  senate  to  kill-the yyi-_-  treaty and prevent the construe-���J. y|  tion of the canal and that  the  lile'-'g^  Kinley administration, rather than---f-*\|2-}  England, is under attack.    If seere-^-y^  tary   Hay   has   contrived -in.' tha.^-?;^  agreement * with .. the, Nic'iraguau^,,.;,^  government to outwit", the senatpr^'|,y*^%  and to include in it a'r guarantee ofyv-i����f|  his   own -��� convention - -with''",-li:>Vt.'&?~i$0  Pauncefote, or:if president MrKiii-.^'^"*^;  ley can offer the foreign office .*-**>:nf,i"i'c|^:  leeway ^for     making    couce,-J���ioc3K-;  based* on equivalents,'it may n.'it'baV;*  impossible to patch up-some; J're.-UV; ,  compromise, although fcheproba- il*-vy.>^  ties are against it.' "The result wirijLVtj"  depend   upon   the president's  attitude  and   defensive   resouivt*--.,'  Neither tho  foreign oilice  nnv. tl.o>  English people have-any. de.-ite"li�� '  prevent   the   construction   of   lh**^  canal in the interest of the  freighc,  business of railways.  Tho Queen's Health.  Referring to current  rumors i o~*  garding her  majesty's  health, Mr.   *  Ford  adds:    Court  circulars \--ho\v  that the queen .is driving  daily at''-  Osborne and  this is. accepted  as n. -J  sign that the apprehensions enrrone ,'_  in the wesfc^end respecting the fail- ;  ing of  her health   are  groundh**?s.  It   is    noticeable   that  tho   royal*  family   party    for    Christmas    is-'  smaller   than   usual  and that  tho"  Cimie*/. plans aro in  a  state" of  un- "  certainty.     AVithout   doubt  there  has been considerable uneasiness iu"  the inner-circles at com t, tliaqueetu*~~-^-  loss of appetite being considered an  unfavorable    symptom,    and    her  anxiety   over  the  recent  bereave-'-  ments and  harassing cares of the   ;  princess Christian's household being'  .  noticeable    Tho queen is desci ibed   ���  by those who have seen her recently  as unusually haggard and shrunken.  -*j<��-  .,-<���_���-: ,*-i  '  ' '"*W  ��� -**+a  A DISPLAY WORTH SEEING  P. Burns & Co.'s Exhibit.  P. Burns At Company havo an  exhibit of meat, poultry and game  in their Baker street store today  which easily excels anything of the  kind ever shown in tho city and  probably equals anything to bo  seen in the Dominion of Canada today. This may seem to be a large  order, but the citizens to examine  the premises today are safe to corroborate tho statement. Not only  is the exhibit large but it is really  remarkable for its quality,-variety  and the taste with which it is .arranged. Ono window is given  over to game, a spruce tree occupying the center. Against this leans  a black bear with jaws agape and  paws embracing the tr.unk. About  the bear are several genuine 'possums imported from southern Missouri. The trso is crowded with  prairie chickens, quail and fox  squirrels, the latter also being from  Missouri. A fine deer is also part  of tlie exhibition. On either side  a��*o strings of wild duck, scores of  brace.'*, including mallard, teal,  and other choice varieties.  The feature of the poultry display  is a number of bronze turkeys imported from Missouri. These dainty  little birds are yearlings, weigh  from 2*5 to '���!'> pounds each and are  as plump as partridges.  Tho moat display is. very attractive. 'Its centerpiece is a mammoth  carcass of prime Christina*? beef  weighing a ton, flanked by a  dressed hog which tips the scales afc  500 pounds. Around the walls aro  carcasess of sheep and "steeis,  each adorned with ro^ctten  and ornamented with a fancy  design picked out on tho  skin at an outlay of week-* of  time. Holly is artistically <-*!i-*-  pended everywhere, and the fini-li-  ing touch is given by the floor,  whicli is done in green sawdust.  Manager Frank Paddock and U\.  staff have worked wonders with  the material available, and they  will reap their reward today in the  admiration which the display can*-  not fail to elicit.  23.���Tha  Northern  Want More Time.  Ottawa, December  Vancouver- Westminster ���  aud Yukon Railway Company will  apply next session for an extension  of time to complete work and also  for permission to build into Dawson  City and from thence to the Yukon,  boundary. Y  2  THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON B. C   MONDAY DECEMBER U 1900  tf  tf  ti  tf  ti  ti  ti  ti  ti  ti  ti  ti  ti  ti  Hi  ti  tf  ti  ti  ti  to  -**  _. ���^���^&*;_rjB,.j&'S'**'-*a*  ff-0~9-0'0T0'0'-*'  ��� ������  **. *********************  Christmas  Decorations  are now  the order of  the day.  See Our Display  of Silks  ...   ...  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  JUL  BLACK AND COLORED TAFFETTA  at prices ranging from 90c to $1.40  BLACK AND COLORED PEA DE SOIR  at prices ranging from $1.50 to $2.25  BROCADES, AN ELEGANT ASSORTMENT  full range of colors, prices from $1.10 to $3.50  ***_********************  These ara prices and qualities which cannot be  equalled in an/ store in Nelson.  ***************���*********.  TELEPHONE  13  '_*______:-__\��_\___i___i_r_i__��&^>&*;_~ ��    ^-^-%A^*��  %  ti  ti  ti  ti  ti  ti  ti  ti  ti  ti  Hi  ti  ti  ti  ti  ti  ti  ti  Hi  Hi  ti  ti  il)  ti  ilt  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  1to  to  ��he ��rttmm*  _tUJ__U____l-l.X--_l_X-tI*'ITIlIT��IU-l��*_--L-L-U  NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS.  From and after Oetober 1st, all  subscribers to the Daily Tribune  who are served by earrier will  be required to pay their subscriptions weekly to the carrier.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES.  Weekly, by oarrier ,      .      . .$    85  Monthly, by carrier     .       .      ��� 1 00  Three Months, by oarrier ���      . .   2 60  Six Months, by carrier  .             ��� 5 00  One Year, by oarrier      .      . ��� 10 00  a���-fr^TTTiiriTii-imTTTTiimmmn:ammiimt  The newspapers in this province  that are - still devoting, editorial space to the pre-election  charges against minister-of-interior  Sifton had better devote the space  so used to explaining how the raising of the duties on lead and  ���load-products-benefit-the mine own--  ers of Kootenay. Mr. Sifton is in  office for five years more, and abuse  Avill not shorten his term a single  day.    John Patkrson announces himself a candidate for alderman in tho  East ward. Mr. Paterson is a native of Scotland and a marine  I'ligineer by trade. He was chief  engineer of the Columbia _c Kootenay Steam Navigation Company,  and placed tho machinery iu the  steamer Nelson, in ISO I. Afterwards he became a part owner in  the steamer Ainsworth, aud helped  to run her for several years. He is  a practical level-headed Scotchman,  and if elected alderman the city's  interests would be carefully looked  after and guarded. ���  miners and coke burners, who will  average .$2.50 a day. This means a  further disbursement,.in wages of  $3750 a day, or .$112,500 a month,  or $1,850,000 a year.- Combined,  the mining and smelting of 2500  tons of ore in southeastern British  Columbia means an annual disbursement of .$.,000,000 in wages alone,  the bulk bf which is spent in southeastern British Columbia. On the  other hand,* suppose the . 2500 tons  of ore mined in southeastern British Columbia was smelted at North-  port and Tacoma and Omaha and  Everett and other points in the  United States, what- would be the  loss to southeastern British Columbia?  would, be unable to develop this  power to advantage. Tt would require-too much capital. The City  of Nelson could develop the power  and sell it to the individual industries. But unless the city takes  hold of the business in earnest, the  people will find that all the land  along Kootenay river available for  sites for power houses is owned by  the West Kootenay Power ��fc Light  Company. This company will then  have a monopoly of the water  power in Kootonay river, and it is  not likely thoy will make any great  effort to build up industries at  Nelson.  * ___t_W >*______*' 0^____t__0.&_W__i   0t*^___W *a-a,^-___a* -4^*____& **^_____W   0Q^_\\_W *^__W_9   '  00' 00-i 00f*'00 '  ' 00 *00 * 00 * f0  The 2 per cent tax on the output  of metal mines, when understood,  doos not seem to be so hard on the  By the middle of March there  will be five smelters in.operation in,  southeastern British Columbia.  These five- smelters will have a  capacity of 2500 tons.of ore -a day.  To produce the ore that will .be  used in these five smelters will give  steady employment to 2500 men,  none of whom will receive less than  $2..50 a day, and the average will  bo $3 a day. These men will Avork  every day in the year, and will earn  ��$1500 a day,.or ;$225,000 .a month,  #2,700,000 a year. y. The .-five.<��� smelt-*  ' ers will give steady employment- to,  j.500 smeltermen, rail way men, coal  mine owners as the mine owners  would make it appear. Their property, as real estate or improvement.*', is exempt from taxation,  and they pay no taxes unless their  mines are shipping oro. The Slocan  mine owners who ship ore pay in  the neighborhood of $1.20 a ton  tax on oro that yields them about  $00 a ton over and above the cost  of transportation to market and  treatment charges. Allowing $20  as the cost of mining a ton of  Slocan ore, the tax is 3 per cent on  the net profits. Compare the rate  with taxation on incomes, and the  man with an income is the person  who has the best right to make  complaint.  Thr milling and smelting of ores  is a business that requires a large  expenditure every year for machinery. This machinery is now manufactured at points in Eastern Canada or in the United .States. The  bulk of ifc should be manufactured  right here in southeastern British  Columbia, aud there is no point in  southeastern British Columbia more  central than Nelson. What has  Nelson to offer in the way of inducements to such enterprises as  machine shops, foundries, and  ironworks? Sites are available.  But how about; power? There is  power going to waste in. Kootenay  river,   but    individual    industries  The Mill Running Well.  Further reports from the Chapleau mine are to the effect that the  stamp mill started a couple of weeks  ago is pounding away day and  night and apparently giving good  satisfaction. Yesterday a start  was made with a trial run -which  will determine just what the plant  is doing. Fifty cars of ore were  sent down from the mine, carefully  sampled and then put through the  stamps. The result of the run will  be awaited with keen interest.  Lucien Weyl, the company's financial manager, has taken up his residence at the mine until March-next  when F. Mourgues, the engineer in  charge, returns from France. From  30 to 35 men are employed under  ground and tho woik is progressing  .on a good basis. The vein, which  was located a couple of months  ago, after having been lost for  twice that time, continues to hold  good and there seems to be no doubt  that the vein is now in place.  TO THE ELECTORS OF J* ELSON:  At tho request of a number of eleel ors, 1 havo  decided to offer myself as a candidate for mayor  at tho coming civic elections. I have served as  alderman two years of the ' four during  which tho city has been conducting its own affairs, and my record while in the connoil on the  questions that are now the most important issues  before the people of the'city U such as will bear  inspcclipn.  1 believe that the city has valuable aswts in the  water and olectr'c light systems, and while in  the council I did everything possible to safeguard  these asset-:; and if elected mayor no act or vote  of ni'ne wl 1 be in favor of allowing cny outside  corporate intercut to become a competitor witb ,  th** city in tho business of electric lighting, n  business in which tho city has already-invested  $70~000.  While in tho council in 181*7,1 voted in favor cf  incorporating a fair wuge clause in all contracts,  and that principle was carried out in both letter  and spirit. I see no roason to chantre my views  on that question now. And I believe, further,  that with competent' foremen and superintendence that the cily can get as good value for the  money spent by having the greatbulk of its woik  done by day's labor as by. tho contract system,  and no good reason can bo advanced why the  city should not pay the same rate of wages and  work men the same number of hours as prevails  iu private entorpriKOs,  I am in favor of giving the business and property interests every safeguard possible, and to  that end I believe the fire department-should bo  made as efficient as possible, consistent wi'h tlie  revenues of the cily.  Nelson should be kept in advance of its rivals,  and everything possible must be done to induce manufacturing enterprise*: to locate here,  for it is the payrolls that build up lhe cities of  today.  Nelson, a western city, is as ordorly-and law  abiding as eastern cities. This is because the  people of Nelson aro tolerant. I believe that this  spirit of toler.ation should be continued, and )  will If elected mayor do' no act to abridgo or curtail the rights or privileges of one class of our  citizens merely because another class may have  difl'orent views.  Tho el'y has made a start In permanent street  improvements, and I am in favor of continuing  these improvements as fast as possible, with due  regard lo the revenues of the city.  If oleclcd mayor, lam in a position and will  pledge myself to devote my time to Iho conduct.  -of the-cityVbupinosJ.  _-axx*2_n_xxzx*-xxixz:xJ-xxzxx-i  Holiday ��  Novelties %  Arriving Daily.    |  xxixxizxxvazxxTzxx���zadl  F1EJ> IRVINE & GO.  ax_x___zxxxxxx__xxTXx__axx: axzxo  ^*^,s*nj*y   nrx-nxi: nxrm    /f>  E The new Straight   J   ft\  l Front Corset. We J   ���"���  | have them. |  RTTT-rirTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTI-TTTTTl ZXXXXt  ^ Merchandise has its place iu the preparations for, the Xmas season.   The attractiveness  ���t"  of the goods to be found in all our departments will make brisk selling for the next three weeks.  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  CHRISTMAS  DOLLS  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  '"^     axzxnxxxxxxxixzixxxxxxzixmxxx:  ffr\   I S.D-e agents  ggL  ,8 for Butterick  "f>   �� Patterns  #ljV--^ rrTTrn-ccxx-arrxxxxxxxixxxxio-;  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 nt the si/eofthe  doll you can g*et for a dollar or  two. Jointed dolls, kid-bodied  dolls, new French-shape dolls,  blonde dolls, brunette dolls, ,9  to 27 inches ; 35c to $8/50  SILK WAISTS  Nothing* but the finest taffeta, liberty satins and liberty  silks, from      $3.50 to $15  FURS  The great, demand for furs  this season was recognized by  us very early���in time to make  selections when they were at  their best. Whatever there is  for ladies to wear, made of fur,  will be found in this department at very low prices.  HANDKERCHIEFS  You lose most of your handkerchiefs, the laundries wear  out the rest, and your handkerchief case needs constant filling. 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 Hoves 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  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  __a  FEED IRVINE & CO.  exxxxxxxxxxxxxxx*���:xxxxxxxxxx*-xxxx-'  Special care taken  in filling all mail  orders.  XXXXXXXXXTXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXI  to  to  to  to  to  to  321 to 331 Baker Street, Nolson  American aq-UEuropean' Plans.  CENTS  MEALS  25  FUA.XIC  FLETCHER.  Nelson, December I-ilh. WOO.  A  CARD.  To tub Katei'.vvui-'i ok the Citv oi* Nki.-  hon.���Ladies and Gentlemen: Having been reel nested by a number of friends (ratepayers) ln  this city to become a candidate for alderman ln  the East ward, I may say I have plenty of spare  time on hand, nnd would bo pleased to dovotc a  portion ofit toward attending to your interests,  not only in' tho East ward, lint throughout the  city gonorally. Should yon deem ipy KCivicos  acceptable, and honor mo with u placo at your  municipal hoar), I shall do my best lo merit tho  confldenco placed In mo.   Faithfully,  JOHN  PaVTBUSON.  Nelson, B. f'., Doc-mi.ber -.111, l'MX).  ROOMS LIGHTED BY ELECTRICITY  AND HEATED BY STEAM  25 CENTS TO 91.  QUEEN'S HOTEL  BAKER STREET. NELSON.  Lighted by Electricity and Heated with Hot Air. .  Large. comfortable bedrooms and  flrsb-claaa  dining-room. Sample rooms tot commercial men.  RATES $2 PER DAY  IY|rs. E. C. Clarke, Prop.  LATE Or THE ROTAL HOTEL. CA_SAB_. '  fyadden House  Baker and Ward  Stroets, Nekton  The only hotel In Nolson that has remained  under one management since 1890.  The bod-rooms, are weU.furnished and lighted  by electricity. -  The bar Is always stooked-by the beat) dom _���  bio and Imported liquors and olgars.  ' THOMAS MADDEN, Proprietor.  SLOCAN JUNCTION HOTEL  J. H. McMANUS, Managor  P. Burns & ���o.  Head Officii at  NELSON, B. O.  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers in Meats  Markets at Nelson,. Rossland, Trail, Kaslo, Ymir, Sandon, Silverton, New  Denver, Revelstoke, Ferguson Grand Forks,- Greenwood, Cascade -City, Midway, and Vancouver.  Mail Orders Promptly Forwarded  West Kootenay Butcher Co.  ALL. KINDS'OF  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE! AND RETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  Baker Street, Nelson E; ��   TRAVES,   Manager  oRnwRR bv MAiia Rwnt��*T<***��i riARWS'TTT. aud -���.nwrov t���i'���w���nv  ROS.S.*L,AIND   BIVaiNEERING   WORKS  CUNLTFFE  &  McMILLAN  Founders and  Machinists, Specialty of-Ore  Cars, Ore-Bin-Doors and Ceneral Mining Machinery.  List of second-hand machinery on hand, -which has been thoroughly overhauled and is as good  as new:  1 2'-H. P. Locomotlvo-typo holler, with one-ino attached and nil 111 tings, ready to turn on steam.  1 H"x8" Double-Cylinder Friction Draln-Holst, built by IuRersoll Co.  1 Sinking Pump, No. 5 Cameron. New -York.  1 SlnkioK Pump,il0"x5"j'13". outside packed plunger pattern.  Watch this advert i-cment for further lists, or write us before you buy for complete list. AVe  may-have just what.you *w_nt.  Agents for.-Northoy Pumps.  Stock carried.  P.  O.  Box 198.         THIRD  AVENUE,   ROSSLAND.  OUR filters I Trp rif"_QTQ '"RTT-T r_T_rT7' r'W'W-TVOUR closests  A.RK   FILTERS | *��� i-    "O^-POJLO   PU A    \J Ft Ed   U-iWl j ARE NOISELESS  To drop us a post card that -we may- call-.and  Never   have any plumbing * done until - you  rive estimates.   It saves many dollars,  lave seen our goods and our prices.  -OPPOSITE-  pr��urro*��'TI'in*(n.  STRACHAN BROTW12RS7Plumbws7  -HI**  BBST  KOOTENAY....  COFFEE OO.  ************************  Coffee Roasters  Deaiera in Tea and Coffee ' & ���"'  *********���*���***.*.*.*.*.*.**.*.*.**.  We are-oiTeriiiK at lowest-prides the heat  grades ul' Ceylon, IndiovQIiitia and Japan  Tens...  Our Be.*', liocha and Java Cofl'ee, per.  pound ...: 3   i0-  .Mocha nnd Java .Mend, 3 pounds    1 00  Choice Hlend Cofl'ce, 1 ��� ounda    1 00 ���  Special Ulend Coll't'e. (i poi-cds    1 00  Rio Blond CoflVe, 0 pounds ���  1 00  Special Blend Cejlon Tea, per pound      IW  rtar stooked with best brands of wines, liquors,  and Cigars. Boer on draught). Large ooiuforb-  ahla-i ron*rw*.   Ylrotw-Iaivi tahtn bonrd.  Ask Your Orocer_  for New  SWIE3ET4 CID^R  for Mince Pies.  CIDER VINEGAR  THORPE & CO., Ltd.  A TRIAL ORDER SOLICITED.  KOOTENAY COFFEE CO:  Telephone 177.  P. 0. Box 182.  WEST BAKER STREET, NELSON.:  R. REISTERER & CO.  BBEW-Ra _N�� 110-m.KRB O-  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  AnheuserBusch  ST. LOUIS LAGER  To be had wholesale at Nelson.  Prompt, and regular  : Anllvmy tn Who toriuT*  Brewery ��i Mnlnon  B. G. EXPRESS  and Transfer Co.  clt:  Baggageand express moved to any part of the  ty.   Spooial attention givou to heavy toamiupr.  Ofllce wlththe Nelson Wine Co..,Baker street.  GEO. F. MOTION, Manager.  Telephone 93.  R. P. Rithet & Co., Ltd.  VICTORIA,  B.C.  A.  B.  GRAY,  Baker  Street,   Nelson  ,Kootenay ..Agent.  P. J. RUSSEI_1_  Buyer and Exporter of  RAW   FURS  REILEY& BENOY  SUCCESSORS  TO  II. P. ASKCROFT)  BLACKSMITHS   AND   WOOD  WORl-C-f.*  EXPERT H0RSESH0EINC.  WHOLESALE TRADE  JERATED AND MINERAL WATERS.  THORPK &'CO., lalMITEl).���Corner Vornon  and Cedar streets, Nelson, manufacturers  of and wholesale dealerH in aerated waters and  fruit syrups. Solo; agents for .Halcyon Springs  mineral water.- Telephone GO.  ASSAYERS'* SUPPLIES.  TTT P. TKKTZEL/& CO.���Corner Baker and  - VV ��� Josephine stroets, Nelson, wholesale doalers In. assayers ^supplles^ Agents for Denver  Firo Clay Co. of Denver. Colorado.  COMMISSION MERCHANTS.  HJ. EVANS & CO.-Baker stroet, Nolson  ��� > wholesale dealers in liquors, olgars  cement, fire briok and fire clay, water plpe^aud  steel rails, and general commission merchants.  ELECTRICAL   SUPPLIES.  KOOTENAY ELECTRIC SUPPLY & CONST RUCTION COMPANY���Wholesalo dealers in telephones^annunciators. bells, batteriep,  fixtures, etc., Houston block. Nelson.  FLOUR AND FEED.  Grain olevators ut all principal points on Calgary-  Edmonton R. R. Mills at Victoria, Now Westminster. aud'Edmonton, Alberta.  qiAYLOR  J-   stroet,  FEED & PRODUCE   CO.-Baker  Nelson   (George. F.   Motion's old  stand),   Flour, Food, Grain, Hay and Produce.  Car lots a specialty.   Correspondence solicited.  Phone 26.  P.  FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  BURNS &   CO Baker  street,   Nelson,  wholesale doalers ln fresh and oured meats.  Cold storage.  GROCERIES.  A    MACDONALD & CO.���Corner Front.and  HaU  aud       streets,     wholesale  grocers  <obbers in blankets, gloves, mitts, boots, rubbors,  mackinaws and miners' sundries.  OOTENAY SUPPLY   COMPANY,   LIMI-  TED���Vernon   street, Nelson,   wholesale  grocers.  TOHN CHOLDITCH & CO.���Front stroet, Nel-  .*���_ son,-wholesale ctrrocers. =. =���  Spcolal attention Kiven to jll kinds of repairing  Heavy  *"pi  I'll  and*custom work from (".'.side points,  bolls made to order on shin' notice.  THOMPSON & DOUGLAS  Victoria Street.  PAIOTERS  Deoorators. and  Paper Hangers.  Highest Prices  Prompt Returns  Fair'Assortment  Ship by Express,  NELSON, B. G.  THECMNVILLlTsOaSOL!  1175 HarO: Street, Vancouver.  Boarding and -Day. School for GirlH. : Will 're- ���.  open January 15th; Terms moderate. -For terms  und prospectus apply to  MADAMOISELLE KERN, Principal.  _a_. -B-rsrs'rjB3^g---P-  Contracting Painters, Decorators, Paper-angers.  Full line of wall paper, mouldings, eto,  Kalso-  mining.and'Tinting.  Strictly -first-class -work.  Estimates furnished.;   Residence Mill Street,   "KfG-T CflM    R   t_  Oppo8lte8choolHonse  ��.Pl��OVIX*laj Dm \j.  G.W. West & Co.  COAL. I      WOOD I  S6.15;  Hard Coal  Authraolte  I Crow's Neat -  I Coal  X3_��I*__I*V:__I.TR"E1'*_>  S9.65  JY. GRIFFIN 8c CO.-Front street), Nelson,  ���   wholesale   dealers   ln  provisions,   oured  meats, butter and eggs.  HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.  H, BYERS & CO.���Corner Baker and Josophlno  ��� streets, Nelson, wholesalo dealers iu hardware and mining supplies. Agouts for Giant  Powder Co.  LAWRENCE   HARDWARE    COMPANY  Baker St., Nelson, wholosale   dealers in  hardware and mining supplies,-and water and  plumbers' supplies.  LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  TURNER, BEETON tc CO.-Corner Vornon  and Josophlno streots. Nelson, wholenalo  dealers in liquors, olgars and dry goods. Agents  for Pabst Brewing Co. of Milwaukee and Cnl  gar? Browing Co. of Calgary.  POWDER, CAPS AND FUSE.  HAMILTON POWDER COMPANY-Bakor  street, Nelson, manufacturers of dynamlto,  sporting, stamping and black blasting powdors,  wholesale dealersln oops nnd fuse, and elootrto  blasting apparatus.  SASH AND DOORS.  NELSON  SAW   AND  PLANING   MILLS,  LIMITED���Corner Front and Hall streets.  Nelson, manufacturers of and wholesale- dealersln sash and doors; all kinds of factory work made  to order..       -  WINES-AND CIGARS..'  /���"���IALIFORNIA   WINE  COMPANY,    LIMI-  <*-/ TED���Corner Front and'Hall streets, Nolson, -wholesale-dealers In wines (case and bulk,  and flamonoHn and Irnnortnw** alarara.  AGENTS ��� *fivtPERIAL OH, COMPANY, Ltd.  No order can bo accepted unless. accompanied  by cash.    Office:   Corner of Hall  and Baker Streots.  TELEPHONE 33.  Leth bridge Gait Goal  The best value for the money in the market  for. all purposes.  terms oabh     W. P. Tibbmst. General Agent  Tfileplume 1*7,   OfiiawwlthC.D.J,C_rta_c.  A. RyBARROW, A. M; I. C. E.  PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  Corner Vlotoria and Kootenay Streets.  P. O. Box ��S9. TELEPHONE NO, W  ENGINEERS.  CHARLES PARKER-Minlng and milling engineer.   Turner-BoeckJ-Block; Baker afcreati.  Tajaloat��� .  ARCHITECTS.  EWART & CARRIE-Architects.   Rooms 7'  and fl Aberdeen Mock, Bgkot. street, iNeJspijf ���  O  ���a- * i  ��/  THE TRIBUNE: NELSON B, C MONDAY; DECEMBER  f*  BANK OP MONTBBiL  CAPITAL, all paid up.... $12,000,000.00  REST :...  UNDIVIDED PROFITS       427,180.80  Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal ...President  Hon. George A. Drummond Vice-President  E. S. Clouston -. ��� General Manager  NELSON BRANCH  Corner Bakor and Kootenay Streets.  A. H. BUCHANAN, Manager.  Branches ln London (England) Nkw York,  Chjcauo, und all the principal cities in Canada.  soil Sterling Exchange and Cable  Crodlts,  Buy and  Tr.ui titers.  Grant  Commercial  and  Travelers'  available ln auy part of the world.  Drafts Issuod, Collections Mado, Eto. -  Savings Bank Branch  OUKHKNT BATK OK INTKRKRT PAID.  PYRITIC   SMELTING   SOON  To Be Tested Near Greenwood.  GiREKNWOoi"-, December 23.���  [Special to The Tribune.]���Not later  than the first week in February  the management of the pyritic  smelter hope to have the plant  ready to bo blown in. There is  much activity at the smelter site,^  which is situated three milesbelow  Greenwood, on Boundary creek, and  by the first of the week work on  the assembling of   the machinery  should be fairly well started.  The work of constructing the  large main building: is practically  finished. All the necessary grading,  brick and masonry has been completed and foreman Sam Young is  now devoting his .attention to unloading several cars of machinery  that have been sent down to the  switch and getting same in readiness to be put together.  The site secured by,the company  is inevery respect an ideal one.    It  consists of a  tract of thirty acres  of land on the west side of Boundary creek,  just above   the falls.  ��� The smelter is located in the center  of   this   tract    on    three   natural'  benches, facing the east and having  a frontage on the creek of about  half a mile in length.   Between the  smelter and the creek ample ground  is   to   be   had  for dumping  slag.  Water for  the  smelter, for use in  the water jackets aud in granulat1-  ing the slag, is conveyed to the site  from a dam a mile above, and then  jnimped into - a  10,000 "gallon  tank  oir-Jriie grounds.    This will be supplemented by the installation of a  force pump located  on- the. creek.  Another feature of the site is a  valuable lime quarry > near.at hand,  located and opened up immediately  alongside of-the, main line of the  Columbia & "Western railway. , It  includes a number of acres of the  iinest lime rock to be found, and  can be quarried and  laid down in  the lime bins for less than  50 cents  u   ton.      Ample railroad  facilities  me  provided  by  the Columbia &  Western, which runs  through the  site.      Sidetracks  and  spurs  have  been staked out by the C. P. It. engineering   department,    and    this  week the trestles for tho same will  be finished and the steel laid.   The  main wagon  road between Greenwood, and   Midway   also    passes  through the property, so it is accessible by both water and rail.  Among the buildings completed  are the assay and general office  buildings. Those are located at the  north end of the site. The assay  office is a frame building 20 x 21  =feetiin*iSi*ze.=JmmediatelyF_:in=fi*ont  is located the general business office.  It is a substantial two story structure 2S x 38 feet in size, with three  large offices on the ground floor and  five room's on the second floor.  Other outbuildings are stables, carpenters and blacksmiths shops and  a supply warehouse.;  The largo main building���the  smelter proper���nearly completed  is 182 feet in length by 121) feet in  width. Measuring from the feed  floor, in the center of the building  to the roof,, tho. height will be 04  feet and from the furnace- floor to  the roof nearly 80 foeb. For use in  this building alono some 400,000  feet of lumber was required.  The different departments contained in this structure might best  be described as follows: Facing  from the north, on the west is the  sampling department. Here will  be installed the following machinery: Two 30 and two 18 inch automatic samplers; one 7 by 10 inch  Blake crusher; two sets of-12 by 20  inch rolls, and two belt elevatoi'3.  East of this department are located  the bins for the sample discard.  Next comes two parallel rows of  ore storage bins, each bin being 16  by 16 feet in size, with eight bins  in a row. To the east again are  lime and coke storage bins. All  these bins are situated practically  iu the centre of the building, and  overhead crossing the ore bins aro  double rows of railway ti*ack. Next  conies the furnace floor department,  with a floor running east from the  stone retaining wall 00 feet, with a  length of HO feet. The walls for  the dust flue are finished, as also  the concrete base for both the stack  .yd   furnace.   The   hot   and  cold  THE BANK OF  BRITISH  COLUMBIA  NELSON  Is now prepared to issue Drafts and  Letters of Credit on Skaguay, XT. S.,  Atlin, B.-0., and Dawson City, N. W. T.  blast pyritic smelting furnace to  be installed here will be 40 by 170  inches inside at tuyer lines,' having  exactly the same cubic capacity as  those in use at the Granby smelter.  The metal smokestack when set up  will tower 112 feet above its base.  Its diameter is 9 feet 0 inches. Iu  the southeast corner of the furnace  department will be located a No. 7  Gonnisville blower with a 75 horsepower engine to run same; two 80  horse-power boilers with 00 foot  smokestacks aud a 45 horse-power  engine to operate the sampling  Avorks.  The railway facilities to be provided the smelter consist of a  supply track- about ,1500 feet in  length running parallel to the main  line of the'Columbia & Western to  the west of the main building. The  ore*1 track will be 1300 feet in length  and within 250 feet of the  north end of the smelter will form  a "V" running two parallel tracks  into* the building, over the ore  storage bins. In the south end will  be located the coal-spur which will  will run to the furnace floor.  The pyritic smelter is aimed to  be a custom plant. The machinery,  manufactured by the Denver  Engineering Works Company of  Denver, Colorado, is all at the site  ready for installation. The furnace  to be used is what is known as the  Staudard New Combined Hot and  Cold Blast. Pyritic Furnace. Ib is  the ^.raost modern snielting^plant  know*.! to the science, and the"* work  claimed for it is in its efficient and  economical method of reducing ores.  It allows a high per cent of silica,  and utilizes the waste heat of the  furnace to produce the hot blast,  thereby largely decreasing the cost  of smelting the ore*?. In other  words in this .system of smelting,  the expense of roasting ores (driving  off the sulphur) whicli is practiced  in the majority of smelting works,  and which often exceeds half the  cost of smelting, disappears entirely, for this very sulphur is used  as a prime factor in generating the  heat necessary -to carry on the  smelting,- and in some cases sulphide  ores may be smelted for less than  what ib costs to roast them by hand  labor under the old system.  Quebec capital is largely interested in this smelter, .as the Standard Pyritic Company, Limited, is a  subsidiary of the Standard Copper  Company, Limited. The last company has its head, office iu Quebec  city, Quebec, and its registered  office for; the province at Greenwood. The following gentlemen are  at the head of the undertaking,  which includes. large raining and  smelting operations iu this district.  President, William Price, Quebec, a  millionaire lumber merchant and a  director of the Union Bank of Canada; vice-president, honorable Ade-  lard.Turgeon, M.P.P., Quebec; minister of colonization and mines for  the province of Quebec; H. T. Mac-  hin, Quebec, a director of the Canadian Electric Light & Power Cora-  pany:_JYrilliflm_���A.i31arsh(^ Quebec,  a wealthy shoe manufacturer and a  director of the Quebec bank; John  Ritchie) Quebec, also a wholesale  shoe manufacturer; Philip Aspin-  wall, Spokane, a well known mining  operator and capitalist and Andrew  Laidlaw, Greenwood, managing director of tho .company. Backed  witli ample capital and possessing  the exclusive right in this district  for the Staudard Pyritic system of  smelting there is every reason to  believe with the businesslike methods of its management that the  company'will become 'a prosperous  and remunerative concern.  Imperial Bank of Canada  HEAD  OFFICE, TORONTO.-   '.  Capital Authorized  Capital Paid up  Rest  $2,500,000  $2,458,603  $1,700,000  D. R. Wilkie, General Manager.     .  E. Hay. Inspector.  Nelson Branch���Burns Block, 221 Baker Street  J. M. LAY. Manai?..  BU3INE88   MENTION.  Cellar to Rent���Apply Merchants  Bank of Halifax.  To let���Furnished rooms in Carney block.   Reasonable rates.  Special Christmas dinner at the  Nelson Cafe front 12 in. to 8 p.m.  If you want to buy or sell anything go to the "Old Curiosity Shop."  Hack   calls left at   the   Pacific  Transfer barn on Vornon street. Telephone  call 35.  For     Rent���Store   in   Tremont  Hotel block. Apply to Malone & Tregilhin,  Tromont hotel.  For Sale���A new house, very convenient, modern improvements, easy terms. Ad^  ply A. _i. Clarke, Stanley und Curbonato streets  "New   lot   just   in."���For   fresh  randies, fruits, nuts, etc., call at tho Bon Ton  Confeotionory, Raker street, Miss A. L. lvlmk-  wilts.   _ c  :-.To Rent or For Sale���Residence  of F.'W. Peters. AVill rent furnlshod for two  months or sell. Apply to li. A. Langford, tramway ofllce.  For s.ale���Lot 10, block 17, 30 foot  frontage on Victoria street, two houses on  property; Price 32800, terms easy. Address  Frank (5. Graham, care of Matheson & Graham's  barb-i-shop.  "Miss Von Der Werth���Clairvoyant-, palmist and card reading. Gives advice  on commercial business and mining; reunl'es  unhappy lovers and brokcu-up families. Room  1, ovoi- Thomson Stationery Company.  The Nelson Soda Water Company  will be obliged if householders having their  empty syphons, or patent hciow top bottles, will  c-inmunicate with them by telephone or postcard as the syphons and bottles are required for  the holiday trade.  For Sale.���New three-story brick  block on Hastings street, Vancouver, 11. C��� with  cement basement, 125 by 25. for sa'e. * Present  ownor will take a ten year lease of same; this  will bring over 10 per conn of-investment. Address box 518, Vancouver, B. C.  A 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  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  of all kinds,  nr what you *w_nt ib not in- stock  WK WILL MAKE IT FOR TOD  CALL AND GET PRICES,  J. A. Sayward  BALI. AND LAKE STREETS, NELSON  Porto Rico Lumber Go.  (LIMITED)  CORNER OP  HENDRYX AND. VERNON STREETS  Surpassing*  Display in  Fall Suitings  AH 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  Rough and  Dressed  Lumber  Shingles  Mouldings  A-1 White Pine Lumber Always in  StocK.  We carry a' complete - stock of  Coast Flooring**,- Ceiling, Inside Finish,-Turned Work, Sash and Doors.  . Special order work will receive  prompt attention. .  Porto Rico Lumber Co; Ltd.  Ward Bros.  <�� ^^^^ <Bi~*i <S '<5l ^S^i ^S<-*% iS ic��<-%ii*-*l <��^  ���a***** '0>'/&; e=?' '��-=__��"-*-��� '��=?' a? '�����-?* t=3' C-?'c-^> ���^���^fip'fzB'. up^Ss  Established in Nelson in 1890  ���^  RUSH ORDERS  '���Wzm  m  is .the feeling with which onr customers 'look upon'.goods from  our house, for thoy reason that they can ho depended upon to give  the customer perfect satisfaction.   They know tliat in our Hue  each season they find the newest things, many things not found  elsewhere, always the things which are tlie readiest buyers, iind  which strongly appeal   to the  popular f.ancjr.   They know that  there is no element of rUk in buying from, us; that there is no  experimenting about ifc.   They aro certain of buying the goods iu  season and afc satisfactory prices.   This advantage is what 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, and all  kinds of precious jewels, sterling silver and all kinds of sterling  silver novelties.   We have everything you need outside of money.  AVe want your money and will give you tho worth of ifc.   Your  orders will have our prompt attention.   All engraving done freo  oT*''6harge.  ���***���***���*******.***** : y  JACOB DOVER, The Jeweler  ELECTRICAL JVjAGHINERY  Transformers  Telephones, Bells  Ann u n c iato rs,Lamps  GAS AND ELECTRIC FIXTURES  7    HOT WIRE ARC LAMPS  FOR INCANDESCENT CIRCUITS.!     y  CLING SURFACE BELT PRESSING  ELECTRIC SUPPLIES.  KOOTENAY ELECTRIC  SUPl|Y��M  ;y;;~-y!;Nelson^B;;<^::::;'.v:^  MUSICS  ,57 graduateiri vocal and li.  Mnrra:  sl.rumenial -nuiidc.''i_~no>v*propared.''tO'.'reeoIV-'^*-$^  pupils (or Instruction in ; voice culture, Ital_vn'4"^i��*5  method, also ptanottnd'or^'n.-*.'-.''^-.':,-i*-:.,-vv./;j:.^'LV'':��*if^i#  For terms and further particulars apply room S<&SgS%  5, A. Macdonald buUding. cornor Josephine and^)f;>:sS|;  Vernon street.1 : ���'-'��� .���������"-' ���!'���-.-. ; ". '.'>'��� ��� ������-.'���'������-\.''-''<^&i&k>��  TEADES   UNIONS^  ,-'. .i;,"!;*-;**'- ^'Mj^Tf^  NELSON MINERS" VH_a_.:_*Q-&;W..V?6?Mmi  M.���Meets in/minors' union rooms,-"* "- a..i.i*s��-je��  ..   . .     -- -        -.    ���    :_orth-rsa!**SgfI  east corner Vlotoria and Kootenay streets, every 5S.ffi$*|g  Saturday evening at 8*o_lock->. Visitingiinem^W  bors -welcome.' M. It. Mowatt, President, '.lame ������K^J^Ss  Wilkes, "Secretary.-'.i Union Scale of WAGKS^-Si'!��*"  fou Nelson DiSTRicT���Perishift, . machlrioS^iiS;  men, $3..*>0:hammeramen miners,'?3.25; miiokers/S'KS��|  carmen, shovelors and other underground labor-*^sH��  "ers," SS'OO.'������������: '���:> >���'-'��� -?_0.-.^~X.>^:K:v^r;m^^^^��m  -.-���'-^  -r -���;-,-;/:'. / -/���^'���-:'/;v/v;.::/;1':"y:'^^p|  TRADES AND LAB0RC6UNC*i:^TheTr^5ll^  lar meetings of the Nelson Trades and;Lia_or^^"Sa  Council will be hold In the: mineral union hafliwigSa''  corner of Victoria and Kootonaystroots.on? the #*S^*t  first  and   third'. Thursday.: of each; month;*���a,Vf4$tj&,  7.30 p. m.   Q. J. Thorpe, President, a J,  son, Secrotary.-"jv^^1 .���:.-.;i;:]y,}M.^_  THE  Mansfield Manufacturing Go.  NELSON,  B. C>  Builders ami  Contractors  Kootenay Brick &  for a continuance  Having taken over the business of the West  Lime Company, Limited, of Nelson, I beg* to ask  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: able to supply the trade at a  lower figure.       r���  It Is our intention to install machinery to manufacture our  marble produets,"tand 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 the First Prizes at the  Spokane Industrial Exposition in 1899 and also this year. We also  secured prizes last year and this year for Onuimental and Building  Stone.  We aro prepared to offer special rates to Contractors  and  Builders.  t ERNEST MANSFIELD,  tor The Mansfield Manufacturing Company.  Successors to  The West Kootenay Brick & Lime Co., Ltd.  Slocan, Nelson and Eossland Hidings  of West.:'Koo*tenay Electoral  -''���'' District.  Notice is licrehy kIvcii thai, a Court of Revision  and Appeal, under tho provisions of tho-"Assess-  incut Act," will lie held as follows :  Court J fou'-xv Ivit-lo. H. C! . Tu'esd ly, 01 li .laim-  nry, 1901. at 10 o'o'ock in tl>o foi-cnooii.       :    -/   /  Gfavcriirueiil. Auont's Olllce," Nolson, B. ��� C,  Wednesday; lulli January, at*lir��o'coo:c in the  forenoon. :>  Govornmnnl Auenfs Olllce, llosslunil, R. O ,  Thursday, lllh January, -it 10 o'olock in the  fo'Cnoon. '  Dated at Nolson this ljlth ilavof December. 1!��00.  john a: tiJuner;  ���Tudgo of Court of Revision and Appeal.  LAND NOTICE.  Notice Is horeby given that, thirty days after  date wo, The Corporation' of the Cily of Xel.son,  =intc!i(Ut:o^applj*_to=t_o^ChleC^Gominii-sioiiCD_oC_  Land-i anil Works for permission to purchase  for the purposes of the Corporation, the following  described land iu llio District of West JCootcnay,  situate on the south bank of Kootenay river,  about ten miles below Nelson : Commencing at a  post marked "The Cily of Nelson's S. \V. corner,'  thenco east :!0 cluiins. thence north 1*> chains  to tho Kootenay river, thenco westerly itlong the  Kootenay river .'(I) clinins, t.lionce south 1.1 chains  to the place of beginning.  TRIO COItl'OKaVTIOX OF TI1K CITY OI"  NELSON, Hv Jons* Jlot.'srox, Jlayor.  Ilocembcr I'Jth, I'.MiO.  REAL ESTATE AND  INSURANCE AGENTS  ��.  Neelands' Building, Baker Street*.  FRKD J. SQUIRB. Manager.  ARTHUR   GEE  MERCHANT TAILOR.  OPPOSITE   THE   QUEEN'S   HOTEL.  Large stock of liigh-claHi- imported goods,  iialty of the Biiuars - shoulder���tni  tashion In coats.  specialty  A  latcet  Agents for J. & J. TAYLOR SAFES  Bogustown)   Fairview   Addition.  GAW|BLE & O'REILLY  Baker Streot  REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE  AGENTS  .   FOR KENT  (i-roomed houso and bath, together with kitchen  range, complete with hot and cold water. Observatory street, magnillcent viow; rent. In-  eluding water rate, SJ2.* per month.  5-roomed house, corner Cedar aud Carbonate  streets; $20 per month.  5-roomed house, Hume Addition ; $15 per month,  4-roomed cottage, Gore street $12.50 per month.  9-roomed house, corner of Mill and HaU streets;  $30 per month, from 1st Novemoor.  Rents collected.   Loans made.  Agents for British Columbia Permanent Loan  & Savings Company.'-    - ��� .\  SAW &  NELSON  PLANING  MILLS  Limited.  We are prepared to Furnish  by Rail, Barge or Teams  DIMENSION LUMBER,  r  ROUGH and DRESSED LUMBER  LOCAL and COAST CEILING  LOCAL and COAST FLOORING  DOUBLE DRESSED COAST CEDAR  RUSTIC, SHIPLAP, STEPPING  '    ' PINE and CEDAR CASINGS  DOOR JAMBS, WINDOW STILES  TURNED WORK, BAND-SAWING  BRACKETS, NEWEL POSTS  TURNED VERANDA POSTS  STORE FRONTS      ���  DOORS, WINDOWS and GLASS.  Get Our Prices before  purchasing* elsewhere.  OFFICE: CORNER  HALL AND TRONT STREETS.  FACTORY : HALL STREET, C. P. R. CROSSING.   MILLS- HALL STREET WHA__?l  :M"Q*SaE*adlli9^  AT 7 PER CENT  BUSINESS PROPERTY  AnnlT �������. T.. laWNVOX. Haillnllnr. Vnloon H ���';  ON  LAND  Notice Is hqreby,given  NOTICE.  that sixty days after  date 1 Intend lo apply to the koUI commissioner  use on crown lands, .situate In Went Ivoot-  slty of  of KiO  for a InuMo on ....  cnay district, about ten miles from tho clt'  Kaslo, in a northerly illreul Ion, eonxistliiK  acres of unoccupied crown lands,uoiiiiiieuclngat  a post marked C. 1'. la., Ihuni-as north on tho lake  front SO chains, thenco west. 20 chains, thence  south ��0 chains, thenco cast iW chaliw to place  ���(.lid post of coiuinencciiieiit.  ? C. P. LOUD1N.  ~~ NOTICE.  Rowland, II, C, N'oveinbcrlHh, lllOO.  To I*. II. SAi.iHijLUtv ;  Notice is hereby given that, I,.\V'!!'ainUrillil lis,  Intend to claim tlio interests In the following  named mineral claims formerly held by I-. H.  Salisbury, on which he has neglected to pay his  share of the expenses of tlio iiunuul assessment  work.   To wit: ������  A one-half (J) interest in tho ���'Jlunker Hill  mineral claim. ....  A one half (J) interestin the "Sullivan minoral  A one-hair (!) iiitercsLIn the "Kidellty" minoral  claim.  _.ll thcadiolningclaiiiiH, ituatert on the west  fork or Ihu north fori: ot Salmon river, in the  Nelson Mining Division,  This action Is taken under Sfctlon II  of Chap-,  ' tor 15. or the statutes of IS!**.) and amendments of ���  1300. WILLIAM B. TOW.N.SKND,  aVgeiit, for William (ji-illllhs.  NOTICE TO DELINQUENT CO-OWNERS  To  Oko.  IT.   Laji.mki-s,  .1. li. Cuaxson-. or to  any person or persons to whom be may have  transferred his interest in  the Harvey.toy  iiiincrcil'-ilalm, al. Miiiiinic *Moun!aiii, Nelson  Mining Division.  You are hereby iiotiflcd that I have oxpen-led  One Hundred Dollars in labor and imiirovumontrt  upon the abovo mentioned   miiieral  claim, in  order   In   hold   said   mineral   claim   under   lhe  provisions  of the Mineral  Act, and if within  ninety davs from the dalo of this notice you fall  or refit'-e to contribute your proportion of such  exiHindiiuru, together with all costs of advertising, your in'erest'in said c'aiin will become the  property of the Hiili--ciili(!r, under section four of  an  Act entitled "An Act to Amend the Mi**ei*al  Act, WOO." SI LAU II. C ROSS.  Dated thia I2th day of December, 1900.  THB roeular meetings of tho Carpenters' UiJloii-*;^^i|  : are neld: on iWcariesday ovoning; of VeachgS*:^;  week, at .1 o'clock, in the Miners'..Union'haU.cbrTS'^s  jier;viotoria'-'and'><:Kootonay'8t_i*_tB.>':'-K^:Bobin<^^^%  ipodiilnwt --.'" Tornn-   P/iUtnr��'  fin/ti>_ifni*<tr '''t^..'_\:^.i_t'_Vi*_S___  _oer. Victoria and Jvootenay streets..: K.-jKobi_i-��is?!<s  son, Presidont.- James Colling, So^toxy,'i:^iMWf&$  '������ ���'-���" - ���'���"       ' -"; ���������'  '���-.*��� ������-������������  ^--���-- .-<"*--���--'taaags  very  *day of each month in Miner's Union Hall, corner jA-**^ IJ  'Tootenay'streets: at;8:30,'p.  brotherg i cordially invited to  iy o  of ^victoria; and Kootenay streets: at :8:30; \  sharp. :,Vi8itini*ri brotherg icordially ��� itivifec ._. .  attend.   II. ]McJlahon,-p**eRi'3ont: J. H.';Mathe;"-'  -Ron.'.f:ccrclAry:ti'easurer;''J'.'C^.GaT;dnorl^c'coi'din_!*  secretary.   ;>. ���������_.:y;^^:^:/-";J^'!.::!>^3f=ff'. *     ";  BRICKLAYKRS :AND  MASONS'S UNION.   ���'.'  - Tho Brlcklayors and; Masons' International *,  Union No.-3 of Nolson meets second;and*fourth  Tuesdays in each month. at Minors lUiiion' hall.  J, .V. Etcher, president; Joseph Clark, recording  '  ind corresponding secretary. . "I.. . ������..:  --.; ;������ *  '    ' '  '  - _^ '__ ��� : ���. ������' - ���^____ v ^i  LABORERS' UNION.���Nelson'Ei'ibbrer'a';Pro  tcetivo Union, No. Sl'-'I, A. I*1. of.L., meets iu  Fraternity Hall, Oddfellow's block,''corner of Ba-  ���"  kor and Ivootenay streets, every Monday, evenina;  -  vt 7:30 p.m. sharp. "Visi ting members of tlio Amen-   *  'jan   Federation   cordially-invited .to-attend. *  James Jlathow, President.. John ^Roberts, re  ,  eoi-ding secretary. ������'������������" '....>'. '-;,���[-} ���;     ���-';.; -i.'-:S'fj.  ���VTELSON PAINTERS V UNION "--The * regular J  '���'    mooting of tho   Painters'  Union-is, held-  che flrst and third Fridays in each month at Minors' Union hall at .7:30 sharp.'- J. H. Millward,  Presidont; Will J. Hatch. Secretary., -.������:.  LASTRR1CRS'  UNION-The O. 1>. I. A. No  ���  172. meets every Monday evening in  tho  Elliot block, corner IJakor aud Stanloy streeta, at)  3 o'clock., J. D. Mover, presidont; Donald JMc-  '  Taoan. H-inrelsiryl  COOKS' AND WAITKItS* UaVION ���Regular  meetiugs ou the second and fourth Thins-  days of oach month, at 8 o'clock in Miners' Union  hall.' VistiiiK brelhern cordially invited. C. V. "  Hell, president; J. P. Forestall, secretary  treasurer.  FRATERNAL- SOCIETIES.  NKLSON LODGE. NO. Z3, A. V. & A. M. .  Meets second Wcdnosday ln eoo_ month. I  ^N-Soiournlii*t brethren Invited.            ,   .  IS.'"  ���^ >��*  ' ��  ���*'  KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS- Nelson Lodge, No  25, Knights of Pythias, moots In I. O. O. K*.  Hall, cornor llakor and.Kootenay stroot8_ every '  fuosday evening at S o'clock,  ���ordially irivltod to attend.   V  J. A. Paquotto, K. of R. & S. ;  lfiy    buiUVWIa     *_f V U1J  Vlsittn-*- KnU-hta*  J. Bradley, C. C\;  NKLSON Ij. O. L.. No. 1692, moots In I. O. O. K.  Ilall.oornor Rakci.* and Kootenay streots.  ,y of each month.   VlMtlng  lnvitod.   It, Robinson, "W. M.  iHb  brcihorn cordially  \V. Crawford, RooordiiiB-Socrctary.  '"~~~ SHERIFFS" SALE."  Province of British Columbia, Nelson, in AV'oi  KooUuiay. lo wit: ,.,...   .   ..���  Hy virtue of a writ of flerl-faclas, Issued outot  the Supremo Court, of Hrllilh Columbia.at tho  suit of tho Rank of .Montreal, plaintiff's, and to  inn directed, UKainst the goodi* and chat  ti.-N of the Two l-'iiemlrt Mine, Limited  Malilllly, ilofuiiilnnl)-, *1 havo seized and  lukon In execution all Iho rushl. title'and liiterc-b  uriliiihiild dufcuiliinl**, Two Friends Mine Limited lainblllty, iu tho minoral claim known as  and called "Two Friends,"situated on Ihcrihido  between Lemon and Springer creeks, on llio o-ist  nlopo of lacmon creek, located on the Hist day of  July. A. I��. 18'J'i.nnd recorded lu the ofllco or the  mining recorder lor llio Slocan Cily Mining Division or tho West Koofnay District-, on the loth  day of August, A. D. 1S'U: and also all tho right  titlo and interest or the said dofoudiints. Two  Kricnds Mine, Limited Liability. In sixty (nO) torn*  of ore, more or less, mined from the mineral  claim 'Two Frlonds." aud now upon tho property: To recover the sum of two thousand and  olghty-nino dollars and eighty-five cents (82.083-  83) tog'Mhor with i.-ilercst on two thousand and  eighty-six dollars and thirtyflvo cents (SAlS-i 35)  al six per centum per annum, from the 2l*th day  of September, 1809, until payment, besides shor  Ill's poundage, olllcor's Tees, and all other legal  lncIilont.il expenses: All of whicli I shall expose  for sale, or sulllcienl. thereof to satisfy said judgment, debt, and costs, at, ilie front, of my office  noxl to tho court, house, in lhe city ot Nelson, li.  (!., un Friday the 20th day of October, A. D., ��90u  al the hour of eleven o'clock In the forenoon.  Note.���Intending purchasers will satisfy them  selves as to interesL and title of the said defen  danti*.  Dated at, Slocan City tho 12th day of Octobor  1(100.  S. P. TUCK, ShorliT of South Kootenay-  The above sale Ib postponed until "Monday, the  20th day or November, 1900,'at tlio same place  and hour. S. 1*. TUCK,  Sheriff"of South Kootenay.-  Tho'above .sale is ' further postponed until  Friday the 21st. day of Decumber, ISOO, at. tho  same pla'co and hour. .'"*.   .  .  S. P. TUCK,  Uhcrill* of South Kootenay.  The above snl i is further postponed until  Mrndav. the 21s'. day _t January, 1901, a-,  the same place and hour, _ _  -  S.- P. "TUCK,  Sheriff o' South Kootenavt ��� THE TRIBUNE: NELSON, B. C., MONDAY DECEMBER 2_ 1900  ALL  THE LATEST ODORS, IN THE  BEST FRENCH AND ENGLISH MAKES  They Make Handsome  Presents.  W. F. TEETZEL & CO.  VICTORIA  BLOCK,  NELSON  .. Fit=Reform 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  of fancy vests.  The very  latest in style and  pattern.  The Nelson Clothing House  217 AND 219 BAKER STRKKT. 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.  I-*  '���'*:  in  ��� *-*.  ��� fa'  LAWRENCE HARDWARE COMPANY  mt  WM. HUNTER & CO.  %J  It  We wish all our many customers  and the public in general a very  Merry Christmas.  to  to  Nelson; B. C.  1900.  to  %  WM. HUNTER & CO.  &e    w\  I'cf'eZ'  CROCKERY to  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.   -TH^Or-MArDSQNt���Baker-Street^���  Christie's Plum Puddings  HAVE  NO EQUAL.  Houston Block.  Telephone 161.  P. O. Box 176.  JOHN A. IRVING & CO.  CROW & MORRIS  Baker Street, Nelson.  WHOLESALE AND  RETAIL ....  TOBACCONISTS  Sole Agents for  ���PADDY'S. TOBACCOS  Branches at F"ossland aqd Greenwood.  ��,���*****.*.**< . '-."  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.  ********���*.***  COME  AND   SEE   THEM  WD CAN SUIT YOU'  ALL Pitl-HS  Removal Sale  In  we  order to clear out the remainder of our stock of  FANCY GOODS  TOYS, ETC.  will  sell  at greatly  reduped  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 vstock  of Toys, Dolls, etc. in the  cily is to be found at our  OFERA HOUSE STORE  CITY LOCAL NEWS  Born, at Nelson, on Saturday  morning, to the wife of John A.  Irving, o_ Mill and Josephine streets,  a daughter.  There is doubt as to who has the  best-dressed window on Baker  street, but there is no doubt as to  who is tlie best-dressed > man in  Nelson. The man is .T. Teck  Mi-Swain.  All The Tribune and other newsboys, together with the city messenger boys, are cordially invited  to eat their Christmas dinners at  the Hotel Hume tomorrow evening  at 7:.'j0 o'clock.  One of Harry Ashcroft's bears  escaped last night for an hour or  t\v,o and a merry chase ensued. The  animal was large enough to be dangerous, and no timo was lost in getting it back into captivity. The  male cub is hibernating.  Ab Saturday night's meeting, the  Miners' Union of Nelson appropriated $20 to be spent in Christmas  presents for the patients and staff  of tlie general hospital, which is an  evidence that the hearts of the  boys are in tlie right place.  ' P. Burns & Co. have authorized  Thk Tribune to announce that  they have a Christmas turkey for  every poor family in Nelson. All  that is required is for the head of  the family to call at Burns & Co.'s  market on Baker street and ask for  a turkey and it will be given cheerfully.  .Toe Thompson, who for some  three years was a partner in the  firm of F. J. Bradley & Co., has  withdrawn from that firm and  formed a partnership with Kirby  Douglas. The new Brm is known  as Thompson & Douglas and is located in the .Towett building on  Victoria street.  The auction sale of Rev. Robert  Frew's household effects was largely attended again on Saturday and  a large quantity of goods was disposed of, but it .was found impossible to get through the list of parcels to be disposed of, whicli numbers almost 500. . The sale will be  concluded today, therefore, and  citizens who desire to attend are  requested.to be on hand sharp at  1:30 o'clock this afternoqn.  . Yesterday's services at the Congregational church were of .special  intorest, Jiev. Dr. George of Montreal presided morning aud evening  and a special effort was made to  raise a substantial'sum toward  clearing the debt on the new church!  This was successful, inasmuch as  over $1500 was subscribed during  . the day. Dr. George guaranteed to  secure a tenth of the amount raised  during the day among his friends  in the east,  The congregations nt St. Paul's  Presbyterian church yesterday  taxed the seating accommodation  of the edifice to its utmost capacity.  Rev. Mr. Frew preached at both  services. In the course of his evening discourse he remarked that he  would remain in Nelson until a  pulpit supply waa assured and that  prior to his departure would refer  to his future plans regarding his  . connection with the work in Nelson,  u task to which lie did not feel  equal on the present occasion.  Looking for a Scrap/  William Brady, otherwise known  =as"the-"KidrHs=in=the=eity=looking*  for a go '������with any local pugilist  who may be willing. The ���������Kid" is  colored, comes from Frisco and  fights at 158 or 100 pounds. He  has $150 to wager on himself, and  may   be   found   at   the   Tremont  hotel. _  Killed a Cow Moose.  Stewart Patterson of." 'Gra-nby,  Quebec, was in the city yesterday  on his way to Grand Forks where  he will remain several weeks auditing the books of the Miner-Graves  smelter. Tho train on which Mr.  Patterson crossed the prairies  killed a cow moose near Braudou, a  most unusual occurrence in a country where moose are practically unknown. On tho same train, was  Dr. MacEaeheru, dominion veterinary surgeon, who is to spend several  weeks at his ranch on Piucher  creek.  RAILROAD AND STEAMBOAT  Testing the New Pontooii.  A preliminary test of the pontoon  slip at Procter was made on Saturday. A tug took.a* barge up to the  Lauding and pushed the barge on  to the slip where it was found that  slight changes would' be necessary  iu the apparatus for coupling. This  will be done in a day or two and  captain Troup has arranged to  make the real test on Friday by  unloading a train of cars. The appearance of tho long delayed cold  snap has made it politic to have the  slip in good working order so that  a freeze-up on the west arm of tho  lake would not delay business.  Lines Clear Now.  The cold snap''has settled the  mudslide question for the railroads,  tempoiarily at least. The frost  will bind the earth until the next  thaw,-which the: railroad men devoutly hope''-will be long averted.  The trains in and "out of Nelson are  running on time for the . first time  in a week, and on the Crow's Nest  road no further trouble is expected  for some time at least. Tho open-.  ing of the road released the'freight  trains held up on account of the  many land slides," and yesterday  45 cars came in from Kootenay  Landing to Nelson. Among the  loads received '.were five cars of  poultry, so that all danger of a  poultry famine during the holiday  season is past.    ....  She Didn't Move.  The big engine "No. 783, derailed  on the Slocan branch last woik,  will be replaced oh the rails shortly,  the tackle for the_purpose of lifting  the 110-ton millbeing about ready.  Passengers on passing trains have  not' ceased to "wonder how the  locomotive escaped plunging into  the river. At the point where the  track gave way the bank slopes at  an angle of almost 45 degrees into  the river and the engine seems to  be poised on the edge without any  apparent reason to keep it from  dropping into deep water three feet  below. It.is stated that the report  of the mishap wired to Nelson read  that the.engine had "turned over  and hadn't moved since" literally  rather a humorous wording, but.  actually conveying the idea which  it was desired, to,convey,  Miscellaneous.  The steamer'Kooteiiay struck on  a sandbar Saturday as she was  coming through,the narrows into  the Arrow lakes!, The craft managed to get off tlie bar."after a delay of three hours.  The cold weather will haveca decidedly stimulating. .effect on the  building operations in the C. P. R.  yards. It was next to impossible  to put the finishing touches on the  buildings during the wet spell, but  the work will. go ahead rapidly  during the next week or two.  Canada Drug & Book Co.  limited.  Ea_y for the Thief.  A sneak thief abstracted several  dollars' worth of necktie9 and men's  furnishings from J. F. Weir's store  on Baker street last nigh, without  breaking the: window or in auy way  committing the offence of burglary.  At the bottom of the window frame  are a number of openings six inches  long and half an inch wide to admit  air for the purpose of preventing  frost forming on the glass, The  sneakthief sized up the situation  and between 10 and 11 o'clock  snared a number of articles with a  stick. Two passers-by saw a lad  leaning up against the window and  as they couldn't understand his  reason for doing so, stopped at the  corner aud watched. Tlie lad saw  them and de* amped.  Dispute Over Mineral Claims.  To the Editor of The:Tribune:  Allow me space': in your paper for  an answer to a notice I saw in The  Tribune of'I)eoeji*Qber 19 concerning the Royston group of claims ou  Morning mountain. I understand  by The Triruni-* that they have  formed a company. I wish that  -company'-toHinderstand=that=I=own-=  a one-half interest Vin the mineral  claim called the Nevada, which  takes in part, of the ground  they call the Royston group. I also  have done assessment work' on.it,  and according to the mineral act I  intend to hold it. It would be wise  for that company to look over the  ground and see if there are not  more claims interfering with that  group before going further.: J also  give those parties that staked the  Skeen-Dow and Nellie to understand  that according to the mineral act  you have got to have mineral iu  place and lines cu.fcto.hold a claim.  John McAuto.v.  Nelson, December 20th.  "WW  BE,  "_2"_____R,S   Sc   OCX  _STEI_SO_Sr  KASLO  s_9__sri.o*_>r  ST0VESI   STOVES!   STOVES!  HEATING STOVES, COOKING STOVES, AND STEEL RANGES  Sole Agents for the Original Cole's Hot Blast Goal Heaters  SEE OUR GUNS AND RIFLES  HEADQUARTERS FOR ALL KINDS OF AMMUNITION  TKUCPHONK 27 Store. Corner linker and Josephine Slice  PERSONAL.  II.  Pol lard ���' of  Moyie is at the  Tremont. hotel.  J. Watkins of Forty-nine creek is  at the Madden house.  W. H. Dowsing returned to Spokane yesterday morning.  Thomas Carrie of Kaslo and H.  W.Power of Vancouver-aro registered at the  Queen's hotel.  G. O.-Buchanan of Kaslo and G.  H. Miller of Winnipeg, C. P. K. auditor, are at  tho Hotel Phair.  G. A.  Stewart  Potts and family  left yesterday for Victoria, where they will remain some weeks.  E. V. Thompson and A. Sharman  of the California Wine Company lefc Saturday  night to spend (he holidays at the coast.  George AV". Thompson, a  lawyer  from Vancouver, spent yesterday in the city renewing old friendships with local legal men.  ���"W7.T. O'Brien of Revelstoke is in  tho city visiting bin brolli-'r, Frauk O'Brien' of  the smelter stall'. Mr. .O'Brlon is at the Hotel  Hume.  It Counts in Results  \^________^__m__^.  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.  1  The Palm  ..  This handsome Confectionery Store and Lunch  Parlor will be open on.  SATURDAY, DEC. 22  The best stock of Confections in Nelson.  Everything Fresh.  W. G. BROWNE  K-W-C Block  Ward Street  KIRKPATRICK & WILSON  The Leading Grocers.  Telephone 10-  185 Baker Street  to  to  to  $  to  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  ���  ���������������  CABINET  Baker St.  O. B.  CIGAR STORE  MATTHEW.  m  Prices Cut in Two  ������#  VT��T  *  to  <B  See Our Windows for Bargains in  Tailor-Made Suits  Ladies' Jackets, and  Fancy Colored Dress Goods  Martin O'Reilly & Co.  HOUSTON  BLOCK, NELSON.  to  to  JGrV  to  Tomorrow will be  Christmas  Malicious Prosecution.  The following letter " explains  itself, but it does not explain why a  provincial constable at Yir.ii* deemed  it his duty to lay an information  against a salesman, traveling 'for a  responsible business man, for selling goods without a license/more  especially ****; hen the statements of  the salesman could be verified in a  few hours and without, expense to  any one:  YMIR. December 22nd, I900.-To the Editor of  The Tribune: Regarding an Item* that appeared  in your paper under i-ate of the 21at insUnt, in  reference'to ''MalicT-ius Pro-ocution" of N,  Friedman, I herewith give the fact*, so that you  cari'give the.same.prominence. On llecembor  18th provincial consLab'e W. C. Forrester laid in-  formation wi h me that' N. Friedman waa  peddling without a license, I, therefore, issued  a summon)* for the defendant to appear on December 19th, at 10 o'clock In the forenoon. At  tho time appointed J. \W Ro'8, J. P., and the undersigned were present to try tiie case, but Mr.  Friedman did not appear or counsel for him.  Constable Forrester nworo that he had eorved  the summon'* upon the defendant upon the afternoon of tho 18th, so in that caso a'l that we could  do was to lss"o a warrant for the arrest of Mr.  Friedman. From the above you will note that  you have gut, ihe facts somewhat distorted.  Yours truly.  A. BERNARD BUCKWORTJl, J. V.  CHINA HALL  A Multitude of  ...SENSIBLE GIFTS ...  ..Nothing is.hotter appreciated as a  holiday gilt Mian some neat article of  Crockery or China, or some choice  piece .'of Glasswaro for the dining-  lAble. It is nlways in use, and a constant remlndorof the donor's though t-  fulnesa. See our stock of house furnishings, just opened.  ...  Tomorrow we will sacrifice prices  as is seldom done except in extreme cases. We are not in a  desperate strait, but we want YOU  to come to our store, and form  the habit of coming to us when  you   want  jewelry.   You  will   be  treated justly.  If Brown  said so, It's Rights  T. H.  Baker Street.  BROWN  Jeweler  NELSON, B. C  '���'��!  McFarland & Brockman  First Door West of C. P. ty. Offices  BAKER STREET.  LADIESJ TR HATS  Endless Variety  '! And Prices to Suit.  MRS.   E.   McLA UGHLIN,  .JOSEPHINE STREET.   "~ NOTICE.  All parlies having claims against the Nelson  Trades and. Labor Assembly will present them at  once for payment. _ _  ��� > J. H. MATHESON, Sscret-ry.  When You See a Good Thing  GO FOR IT  ��� ������  We have pood things to dispose of and want  you to come for them.  CANDIES FOR CHRISTMAS  Qanong's Chocolate-* are superb.   Put up in such pretty boxes..  Lowney'n Famous Bon-Bons and Chocolates.   These come in beautiful boxes.  Rowntree's Celebrated Chocolates also upon our counters in attractive form.  What bettor Christinas-present than a large box of these candies,  FOR THE CHILDREN  We have all eorts of Fancy and Plain Candies.   Too many to tell about, you must see them.  The prices are ridiculously low.  See our landless Assortment of Christmas Tree Ornaments before getting your tree.  A small quantity will mate your tree a thing of beauty.  FRENCH CRY STALKED. FRUIT.       TOM SMITH CRACKERS.  J. A.MACDONALD  Palace Confectionery  Madden Blcck, Ward Slreet. Telephone 206  ���<5


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