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 DAILY EDIffON   BY MAfL  FIVE  DOLLARS A YEAR  V/kkkUt EDITi6N BY MAfL  TWO DOLLARS A YEAR  NIOTH YEAR.  NELSON:  THURSDAY MORNING DECEMBER 27 1900  PRICE FIVE CENTS  is  If,"  Is  ?f  ft��'*  A Local Syndicate to Commence Operations on Properties West of the Juno.  M. & V. PROSPECTS AND OTHER MINING NEWS OF INTEREST  Another Morning Mountain property is to be added at once to the  list of propositions under development. A local syndicate will commence work at once on the Ida  claim, situated west of the Mars  and north of'_ the Juno group, and  * operations are to be carried on under the direction of Charles Parker,  engineer. Preliminary work of  erosscutting on the vein to determine the location of a working tunnel will occupy about a month.  Should satisfactory results bo attained a number of claims will be  worked under the auspices of a syndicate comprising fi score of Nelson  business men.  The list of Morning Mountain  prospects undergoing development  is growing steadily, the last trio of  propositions- to be added being the  Juno, Royston and Ida. All three  are regarded as promising, and on  the Juno, where work is furthest  advanced, the outlook is improving  continually. Tt is regarded as probable that certain.negotiations now  uuder way will result in the return  of the Venus to the producing stage  at a comparatively early date, a  feature which would do much to  strengthen tlie confidence of investors in propositions ou the Morning  ^.ljo.Qiintain slope which mining men  niw.e predicted will eventually-make  Nelson the biggest free-milling  camp in the Kootenays.  Bright Outlook on the M. & V. -  It is~ eohOdeiftly predicted that*  the next  surprise  in'store for the  ' , mining, community will be sprung  from the M. & "V: group on Twelve-  mile creek. The property is just  across the creek from the Bachelor,  now being worked by 11. 111. Fish-  burn, and has the same vein. It is  owned by William Harrington, a  well-kuown mining and business  man of Slocan City, and was under  bond at one timo to P. A. Farina of  Golden Wedge renown whose effort  at development began and ended  with a tunnel which ran alongside  tlie ore, and not in ifc, as was intended. Recently the group was  bonded to a syndicate of coast men,  ��� prominent among-whom is II. W.  Kent, general manager of the Kootenay Lake Telephone Compauy.  Prior to this the group had been called  the Get There Eli, 'from one of the  claims, but the bondholders bucked  at the lurid title aud the.new companywas formed as the M. & V.  =^Compauy-r'_jimited7=the'nameirof=an=  other claim being adopted for the  corporation.>". The M. <&������-V. people are putting up the funds  to develop, with an option  to purchase a half interest, Mr.  Harrington retaining the remaining  interest. When the deal was made  Mr. Kent sampled the vein and his  assays averaged $00 in gold and  150 ounces in silver. A picked  specimen readied tlie respectable  .total of $-100 in gold and 5000  ounces in silver. Tlio values are  found in a high grade dry ore from  twelve inches to twelve feet wide  with' a paystreak of twenty to  twenty-four inches. At present a  tunnel is being driven on the vein  and it is estimatedJ that tho ore  taken out. in the course of the work  will pay a handsome premium on  the cost of it. Tho M. '& V.  is most advantageously situated  with regard to shipping facilities.  .Oro can.be "awhided to tnerailroad  for $2 50 per ton and transported  and treated at an additional cost of  ��� $10, making the aggregate cost of  marketing the output of tho mine  comparatively small. The ore now  being taken out will probably be  shipped during tho winter, and the  two carloads which tho management figures on sending to the  smelter will net a large return.  Mountain Con is somewhat of an  event in the history of the Slocan,  Inasmuch as it is, so far as The  Tribune is aware, the first instance  of an English . syndicate taking up  a prospect in the camp. During  the past few weeks the work has  been confined to the preparation of  a comfortable camp and the hauling of supplies. A cabin, 18x30  feet, has been erected with a blacksmith shop .and such other buildings  as are necessary. In" addition a  supply of provisions ' has been  brought in sufficient to last over  the winter and summer, advantage  being taken of the snow to handle  the goods. Four tons of rails and  a couple of ore cars were also taken  in to expedite development. F. W.  Graham, the company's engineer,  arrived from England last week and  will start work shortly- on^a-375  foot crosscut designed 'to tap'/ the  ore body at a depth of 500 feet.  Testing the Lime Rock.  The Mansfield Manufacturing  Company has a shipment of 100  tons of ore from their Kootenay  lake quarries at the smelter as a  test. Tlie sample is to be thoroughly sampled to ascertain not only  its fluxing qualities but also the  gold values carried. The rock is  known to carry gold, assays having'  been liad as high as $30. This was  an exceptional sample, however,  but it is estimated that the' rock  will average about a dollar a ton, at  which it-would be profitable as .the  cost of mining and transportation  would be met bv tlie value of the  stone.for fluxing.. --.-..  Favorable Reports From Bachelor!  Randolph E. Fishburn, who is  working the Bachelor property on  Twelve-mile creek, has received a  favorable report from tho foreman  in charge of the work. The tunnel  on the vein is iu 30 feet and good  progress is being made. The tunnel is in good ore and it is possible  a shipment may be made from the  property this winter. Mr. Fish-  burn will visit the Bachelor next  week to look over the ground.  TORONTO   STOCK   EXCHANGE.  *?���  At the Mountain Con.  Alex   Sproat,   commercial   manager of the Mountain Consolidated,  at the head of Carpenter creek, was  in the city yesterday.   This  is  the  property, referred to   recently on  .   which   an   English   syndicate has  .  taken a bond and is to commence  "* Work at once.   The bonding of the  WKDNKSDAY'S   QUOTATIONS.  stock. Asked.  B. CJ. Gold Fields  3  Black Tail  12  Brandon & Golden Crown  (i  RiiUo & JJoslon : .-..*.. - I"  Canadian Goldfields Syndicate... - 8  i ai-iboo (McKinney)  (10  Cariboo Hydraulic.  1 70  Centre Star  1 10  Crow's Nest Pass Coal  (M 00  California  5  Don*  Trail Consolidated.  2J  =Kvenlng-StarnrT^.-r. -.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-. ���r^r_;=^=}i���  Fairview Corporation  -28  GoldenStar  '2.  Glint  :t  Iron Mask...  ' III  Jim Blalnel.  II  Klnc  :i  Knob Hill  SI  Iaone Pine-Surprise Consolidated.. .     81  Monte Christo  2j  Montreal & London  7  Morning Glory  10  Morrison  Si  Noblo Fivo  4  Nortli Star  ._  Old Ironsidoa  ��l  Olive  12  Payne  7��'  PriiicosR Maud  II  Rambler-Cariboo Consolidated... 20  Republ'o..  On  Slnc-an Sovereign  II  Vanandii  21  Virtuo  .*"���'  War Kagle Consolidated  101  Waterloo  ."I  White Boar  li  WinnipoK  :'}  SALES.  2.100 White Hear..  "iiXI White Bear..  .'���OO Golden Star..  TaOO Door Trail ...  2IXK) Deer Trai.l...  500 Centra Star..  2.100 Bi_ Three....  Bid  2i  8  1 65  i :io  55 00  I  oc.  ���h  2J-  27 j-  .  ',  a2'*  Hi  5  a 2  5  (>  2.}  '>.  sTr  "��0"  Oi  7:i  l  25  01  7}  27  1 1.0  *>  II  li  Oil  'il  l :,!i  1:1  Pete Crow Wanted. ��  Omaha, Nebraska, December 20.  ���It is known that Pete Crow was  seen in .South Omaha scarcely  twenty hours before the abduction  of Eddie Cudahy, On Monday  night, December 37th, a well known  citizen of South Omaha conversed  with him for nearly an hour. -* Just  before they parted Gro,w was questioned concerning his future plans  and laughingly replied: "Oh! I  have something big ou; you will  hear from me soon." At the time  this was viewed as an idle boast.  It is stated that until shortly before  the Cudahy abduction Crow was  engaged in the dairy business with  his brother-in-law at Albright, just  below .South Omaha. Mrs. Crow  has admitted to a reporter that her  husband was in South Omaha on  the Saturday preceding the abduction. Diligent search is now being  made around Albright for a buggy  answering to the description of the  vehicle used by the abductors.  For Arctic Exploration  London, December 20.���Evelyn  B. Baldwin, the Arctic explorer,  who is arranging for the Baldwin-  Zeigler exploration, has purchased  the Esquimau, the largest and  staunchest of the whaling fleet,  fitted her with modern appliances  and named her the America. The  rival bidder was the British  Antarctic expedition, whose organizers desired to secure the  Esquimau as a substitute ship.  Arbitrating the Trouble.  Wilkesbarre, Pennsylvania, December 26.���The board of arbitration, consisting of T. D. Nichols,  representing the miners; Cornelius  Cronin, representing the company,  and professor Griffith, superintendent of public schools of Nanticoke,  have arbitrated the differences existing between the Kingston Coal  Company and its 1500 employees,  and both sides have signed a paper  to abide by the result. The arbitrators decided that in future ear  coal''.".mined should consist of 193  cubic feet bf coal. The petition of  tlie men that Thomas Morgan, one  of the foremen, be discharged will  be arbitrated tomorrow.  AMERICANS ENTERED FIRST  CAPTAIN   LONG-   SAYS   HIS   MARINES BLAZED  THE  TRAIL.  They Occupied the- Forbidden City on  August 16th in Spite of a  Japanese   Protest.  Washington, December 20.���  Brigadier Heywood, commandant  of the marine corps, has forwarded  to the navy department a letter  from' captain Charles "D." Long,  serving with themarines in China,  stating that the American marines  were the first to enter the forbid-  den city. There has been much  controversy as to whether the Rus-  sians,13ritish, Germans or Americans  were first inside the sacred precincts of the forbidden city and this  letter is regarded as establishing  the claims of the Americans 'as to  having been first on the ground.  Captain Long gives the following  account:  "Up to that time (August 10th)  the forbidden city had not been  entered by any of the allied forces.  Three of the. four gates between  the Chien Men gate and the forbidden city had been forced the  previous day by the Americans, but  then they halted and finally with-  drew to the fmjt^ate^ which they  lield; "Receiving au order from the  commanding officer of marines to  enter the forbidden city and seize  such buildings and quarters as  might be most advantageous for us  to hold and occupy, I moved immediately with my company, forced  the fourth gate and entered the  city. Japanese sentries objected to  our entering, but I did not consider  their claim to auy control of that  point. On entering there Avas-no  opposition, the Chinese having  departed, .leaving their tents and  banners standing. 1 put guards on  the best of the buildings and the  regimental colors were hoisted on  one of the administration buildings.  To the best of my belief this was  the first and only occupation of tho  forbidden city by any of the allied  forces and the only time that auy  of the forces hoisted its colors. We  remained there from about 3:30  p.m. to 5:30 a.m. when I received au  order to withdraw and to leave a  guard at the fourth gate. Captain  Matthews and lieutenant Little,  United States marines, were the  officers in company D with me."  An Immense Contract.  Philadelphia, December 20.���Iu  pursuance of its plan tore-equip its  road the Philadelphia & Reading  Railway Company has let contracts  which iu the aggregate amount to  over $22,500,000. Two thousand  aud thirty new cars have been ordered, a large proportion of them  of the pressed steel class that have  lately come into use. Forty-five  locomotives are to be built by the  Baldwin Locomotive Works, thirty-  five of thera being for freight traffic and ten for the passenger service.  NEWS OF THE RAILROADS  NEW 0. P. R. OFFICIALS APPOINTED  FOB THIS DISTRICT.  Righting a Capsized Locomotive���The  Changes in C. P, R. Yard���Union  Depot���Completing Tug,  The position of-assistant general  freight agent -for. the Canadian'  Pacific railway in /the Kootenay  and Boundary districts -recently  vacated by F. W. Peters, has been  filled by the promotion^pf Harry E.  Macdonnell, as intimated: in -The  Tribune a few days;)(since when  Mr. Macdonnell left for the coast.  The new assistant general freight"  agent has been contracting freight  agent in the two districts - for-  seyeral years and has many friends  among the .business men of the  Kootenays. He will be succeeded  in the capacity*:of contracting  agent by a Mr. Stephens, who is a  traveling freight agent out of Winnipeg and who will arrive in Nelson shortly.. Thejiost of traveling  passenger agenty,le.rt. open by tlie  'resignation of W. P. Anderson, has  also been filled by, the appointment  of J. S. Carter of Winnipeg who is  expected here about January 15.  A Great* Change.  As the work in-the C. P. R. yards  nears completion-the change in the  appearance;--: of the yard becomes  more '^marked. " Tlie old arrangement" bf sidetracks., and switches  had grown.year by year from the  period wh'en-thejrexigeucies of the  freight service called for but little  room. As the demand grew more  sidetracks were required and were  added to the best .advantage, but  the whole arrangement was - not  such as would best serve the ends  desired. The -new yard, has b'een  laid out on..a.,Jnige",aud_ comprehensive scale. 'Jt affords tlie  facilities for handling.cars rapidly  and with.the minimum amount of  switching, all of which is essentially  important at a division .headquarters where the extensive and  constantly ' growing traffic of a  rapidly developing country is  handled. Yesterday ^there was  fully a. mile of freight cars in the  yards, but the switches were not  congested as would have been tlie  case under the old order of things  and business was transacted with  almost as much celerity as could  have been secured had the tracks  been empty. The main line is particularly well arranged. It sweeps  through the maze of switches in a  straight line for a quarter of a mile  to the door of,the. depot, while the  switching can; bet carried on uninterruptedly on the sidetracks to  the north.  About the Union Depot.  After Jannary 1st the new C. P.  R. Station will be a union depot  and-the Nelson & Port Sheppard  trains will arrive at and depart  therefrom instead of the present  depot in Fairview. The change is  interesting but will be of little  practical value to the general  traveling public. Passengers coming in from points south of Nelson are not likely to remain in  tho cars any longer than necessary  and will almost without exception leave tho train as heretofore  at the hill depot rather than undergo the tedium of the hour's ride  down to Five-mile Point and back.  Outgoing passengsrs are also likely  to stick to the hill station for the  sake of the hour's difference saved  and, further, because the company  charges, or has always done so,  mileage to the Point when a ticket  calls for transportation to points  between Nelsou and Northport.  The fact that business men will be  enabled to secure their freight at  the foot of Baker street instead of  having to team it from Fairview is  of considerable importance, and in  this respect the change will bo very  welcome.    To Move the Engine.  The heavy tackle to move tlie big  engine derailed on the Sloean branch  is all in readiness and the test will  be made today, for which reason  tho trial of tho pontoon slip at  Procter will probably be postponed  a day. A track has been laid at  considerable trouble from the main  line to the spot where engine No.  783 lies ou her back, aud it is the  intention to lift the machine to the  main line. The motive power will  be furnished by two heavy locomotives, one of which will probably be brought across the river from  the C. & W. road, while the other  will be the engine of the work train  on the Balfour extension.  The New Tug.  The .hull of the now tug under  way at the shipyards is practically  completed, but tho date of launching is still indefinite. In many instances it is the rule to launch a  craft- when she is perhaps three-  fourths completed and to put on the  finishing touches after she is in the  ���water. In this case, however, it has  been decided to finish the work almost down to the gold lettering  before the tug is placed in her  native element. The facilities for  launching at the shipyards are  particularly convenient and it will  be an easy task to slide the new  boat down the skids already constructed when she is ready to take  hertrial trip. The boat will be a  credit to the fleet and a very welcome acquisition to the towing  flotilla.       A Raise on Glass.  TIuntinoton, West Virginia, December 20.���The independent glass  combine recently organized will on  .January 1st advance the price on  all window glass 15 per cent.  KITCHENER   IS   RETICENT  A TEXADA ISLAND MIM& DEAL  Said to Be the Largest Ever Made on the Coast���Half;  a Million in Cash the Basis.  TELEGRAPHIC NEWS FROM PROVINCE AND DOMINION  : _>>._:  AND    LONDON    ANXIOUS    OVER  DEARTH   OF   NEWS.  War Office Has Received No Confirmation of Reported Capture  of Yeomanry.  .London, December 27,���The paucity and obscurity of the dispatches  from South Africa give rise to renewed anxiety. Apparently the  disturbed area of Cape Colony extends further south thau it did last  December aud lord Kitchener does  not appear to havo had much success as yet in driving back the  invaders.  The war office had received no  news last evening of the reported  capture of Yeomanry near Britstown. A Burghersdorp dispatch  has a mysterious reference to "An  unfortunate mistaking of the enemy  for Brabant's Horse," which resulted in the sounding of "ceaso  firing" and enabled the Boers to occupy all the commanding positions,  the British retiring from a difficult  predicament.  General Clements' success against  the Boers in the, Magaliesberg  region is also doubtful. The last  dispatch reporting: "It was con-  -sidered=advisable=not=to=force=the  Boers from their positions."  The British press continues in the  main optimistic, but the condition  of affairs brings home the enormous  diffieuities that will face lord  Kitchener in patroling and policing  such immense tracts of country,  even when tlie Boers shall be finally  subdued.  The Daily Mail, which makes a  strong appeal to the government to  "face the facts and send lord  Kitchener more troops," says :  " There is a real risk in being lulled  to sleep by carefully censured  messages."  London, December 27. ��� Lord  Kitchener, according to a dispatch  from Johannesburg, has issued a  proclamation, dated Pretoria, December 20th, announcing that the  burghers who voluntarily surrendered will be allowed to live  with their families in the government laagers until such time as  guerrilla warfare has sufficiently  abated to admit of their returning  iu safety to their homes. The  proclamation also promises that al!  property and stock brought in at  the time of surrender will be  respected and paid for if requisitioned by the military authorities.  A Hitch, in the Program,  New York, December 20.-���William A. Brady this afternoon announced that the fight between J. J.  Jeffries and Gus Ruhlin, scheduled  to take place in Cincinnati on  February 5th, will not lie permitted  by the authorities of that.-city.  Brady says he has received word to  this effect from tho officials of the  club which was to manage the  affair.     This   being   the case the  ��� Vancouver, December 20.���  [Special to The Tribune.l--The sale  of the entire interest on Texada  island of the Van Anda Copper and  Gold company was completed today.  Eighty-five per cent of the stock  was transferred to an English  syndicate, headed by John Lowles,  ex-M. P. of the British house of  commons, who has large interests  in the Kootenay. The deal is the  largest ever made on the coast, the  basis of consideration being half a  million in cash. All the bondholders will be paid and a small  dividend given to shareholders.  Two hundred and fifty thousand  dollars will at once be spent iu  development, one hundred thousand of this being for a tramway  from the Cornell shaft to the  smelter, new hoisting plant, etc.  Six hundred thousand dollars has  been" spent on the property to date.  II. W. Treat, formerly principal  owner, will retire from the management February 1st, when he wiil  leave for New York.  what I 'thought to be my duty'-iji'^  without fear and withont hesita- '-J* *'  tion, and the regiment came tbrongh:^;,,^  in a very high state of efiSeiency-y-jt'-'^i  and with a splendid record." ,' Jv^J  _________ -   J**     a--"IT***"..  Important Judgment.        _ -*" J -^/|  Montreal, December 20.���Judge*.5_^i  Tellier gave an important judgm"eij*c\<5i*^;;  today against the cit^cdncernTrig^v^lJ^  .the removal pf snow from ,'thei^sgl  streets. He decided the company V-J^s  had a right to use any means theyrXWst.  liked, and that the city wa_ "bound -",ij.^  to remove the snow from the>>*��**-����'  streets. The company at', ptesenty",'^*!  is paying two-thirds of the cost un-i''^J��-  der protest. Judgment will likely^V^'  be appealed. ';.   ',*Vrr7,'V  *    - '.Ws*.-S?_  Swindler Jailed.  MoNTREAia, December 20.���Hught*v  Too Much Rum.  .  Victoria, December 20.���James  Wilson, a laborer, 00 years of age,  drank six large beer glasses full of  rum on Christmas evening and died  within an hour. The liquor, according to the doctors, did not  have time to make the man drunk,  slow paralysis affecting the whole  body simultaneously.  New Military ('Movement,  St. Joi-isTs, Newfoundland, December 20!���The governor, sir Henry  Edward McCallum, is-arranging for  the formation of a volunteer force  to consist of eig'ht companies' of  rifles totaling 000 men. - It is proposed to establish the force at the  beginning of the year. The government, it is understood, is ready  to provide the necessary* funds.  This force will be exclusive of naval  reserves, the members of which  have already been enrolled from  among the fishermen around the  coast. The volunteers will bo recruited from the larger towns. Tho  movement is very popular.  Nothing to Excuse.  Toronto, December 20.���Colonel  Otter was interviewed today regarding charges made against him  of too strict discipline while in  Africa. Ho said: "I have nothing  to excuse; nothing to defend.    I did I  ���r$-l  A--'i$li  *���?*:%*&   d*,.***"--. *yB-  MacKay, who claims Boston as ; hia^P^fSi  home, and who has been operating *'%-��*"]  here under   the   names   of W. -By-  Clark and* Frank Wood.-is in "jail^  here having pleaded guilty to one^F$?<M  of about twenty charges of obtainy^":^  ing   goods   under  false pretences; Js^.  mainly    bogus    checks.''    He'.. has j*J"-��S<t  pleaded guilty and will be sentenced*f*-*^*-��*|!  on Saturday., The police believe he*^-1^  has a record.    Landladies and shop^^  keepers are the principal losers. '-'---^SrS   , .  ^'__x��.  Will Resign.  Toronto, December  *" TJ _"*"-  *pjt  **_  ���*��� - *a*   fcA,,**'t_P'  20.���Harryfj^i  Corby, M.P., has given out a state-;^-*^  ment, supplementary to' a letter;j*y?_>  announcing his intention to, resigny^J_i  his seat when the house* raeet9V*}*y|i  Corby said his resignation was "hot V *-*-v  to provide Foster with a seat and,'  that his only reason vfor "dropping"''  out was ill health.' The riding had  never been'represented.by an outsider and there, were many, men' in'  it capable, of" filling the seat' witli '  great satisfaction to the people! ' "  Well-know^JJentist l��ead.  Montreal, December20.���Dr.W.*;  C. Beers.'one of the best known den-",  tists  in Canada is dead,  aged   ."7."  Dr.  Beers  was  the father/-of the"  modern game.of lacrosse arid a well-  known writer -on  sporting topics,  lie   took* two   Canadian    lacrosse  teams to England.'  Redeeming the Bills.  Montreal, December 20. ��� The  liquidators of tho defunct Ville  Marie bank have already redeemed -  $350,000 of the bank's bills, though  according to the government statement only $200,000 was supposed to  be in circulation.  _i  ���.'t.\  ���t.'  bouts arranged for Kid McCoy and  Tommy Ryan, Terry McGovern and  Kid Lavigne are declared off for  the present, ft is stated that Terry  McGovern will now make arrangements to go to England to fight  Ben Jordan.  Brady Seems a Little Off  Cincinnati, December 20.���The  city officials, a? well as the oflicers  and members of tlio Saeugerfest  Athletic Club, say there is no truth  in the reports about tho fight between .lames J. Jeffries and Gus  Kuiiliu, scheduled for February 15  in Cincinnati, being declared off.  Mayor Julius Fleishman stated tonight that he had given word that  he would issue tho permit for the  fight and he proposes to do so.  President W. M. Hobart of the  board of directors of the Saenger-  fest Athletic Club stated tonight  that there was no doubt whatever  about the - fight taking place  here in February and he cannot  undertand why William Brady has  been misadvised or misquoted iu  New York. President Hobart expects manager Brady and others  here the first of next week.  He Now Denies It.  Nkw York, December 20.-���Relative to the story printed here today that William A. Brady had  announced that the Jefl'ries-Ruhlin  fight at Cincinnati had been called  off, Mi*. Brady said tonight that it  was absolutely untrue. He says he  never said anything that would  lead to such ii conclusion aud that  the light would come off as previously arranged.  Conger Hopeful.  London, December 27. ��� Mr.  Conger takes a hopeful view of the  situation, says the correspondent.of  tlie Morning Post, wiring Monday,  and thinks that a settlement will  bo effected; but he declares that no  one of the envoys will recognize the  empress dowager officially, although  all are aware that sho has long exercised tho supreme power. He believes that the crisis will result in  the initiation of reforms in China.  Senor do Cologau, the Spanish minister, fears that tho discussion of  tlie joint note, after general acceptance, will extend for a year or more.  It is rumored that numerous villages east of Pekin are combining  to exterminate the native Christians, several of whom have been  burned in a local temple.  Li Hung Chang is a trifle better.  Still Killing Christians.  Pekin,' December 26.���The Rev.  Mr. Kelly, the Presbyterian minister who cabled to the Associated  Press that he reported to minister  Conger the burning of 19 Catholic  Christians, now reports having received further confirmation of the  burning of native Christians. He  now says the number burned is 21,  and he adds that thousands of  armed Chinese have been seen in  the San Ho country. Mr. Conger  has sent a copy of the communication to field marshal count von  Waldersee, and Japanese and German troops have been sent to investigate th^repprts^^^^  Had a Relapse.  London,    December    26.���Lord  Beresford has had a serious relapse, 2  THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON B. C THURSDAY; DECEMBER 2? 1900  &  Mr  \it  ti  ti  ti  ti  ti  ti  ti  Hi  ti  ti  Hi  ti  ti  ti  ti  Hi  Hi  ti  ti  Hi  ti  Hi  to  to  to  0 0**0 0.i0'0S'0-_0'0'0-f.^     ,5-_*���'*���������: ���_*_^*s,��a,^'^,S'3_''---'*,!i'* 1  *f.?sr.5f.c.*5"5?**r-ist��*^^:**vN-     ^/'^f^S'0'0'0'0'-^~9-0'0'r'^jt  Hi  Hi  ..   Don't Try ...J  TO MAKE YOURSELF BELIEVE THAT      $  THE WINTER IS OVER Hi  iii.  ************************ w  Hi  - Hi  ��� ' Hi  ������     ������     ������&  You are wearing may have been good  enough for Fall, but we are foretelling  cold weather for January, and advise  you to come right in and make a swap  for something heavier.  We have snaps and only want the chance  to show them to you.  to Good, Neat, Natty Suits, from $8.00 to  to $17.00  jL ************************.  J REDUCTIONS   OP   25% ALL  DOWN   THE  to LINE.  to  to  to  to  ************************  TELEPHONE   13  <0-0* _________��_: __i��s��.'��^<��-��       ���_���_*-_&  ti  ti  Hi  ti  Hi  Hi  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  ��fte ��rttmtte*  pT-nmrMHHi' ��� ��� ������-rrrmxTrT__________xx_x__UJ__u...  NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS..  From and after Oetober 1st, all  subscribers to the Daily Tribune  \ who are served by carrier will  ] be required to paytheir subscriptions weekly to the earrier.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES.  Weekly, by carrier .      .      .       .$    K-  Monthly, by .carrier    .       .    . ���       ' J��  Three Months, by carrier  .    .    . .   2 BO  Six Months, by carrier  .     .       .       5 00  f  One Year, by oarrier      .       . . 10 00  TTj_TTTTT*f*rTTT,,af''''ra'llial,TTI'yTlr'*fl:*:*[*e*f*f*rrT'  Tnis is the season of the year  ,   when we should forgive our enemies.    The   Tribune   wishes   the  editor   of   The, Miner   "A   Merry  Christmas."  The value of the output of the  "=���metal"=miries" of"soiitlieastern"Britisir  Columbia will total $8,500,000 for  the year 1900. Out of this the  province will get in the neighborhood of $85,000 as direct taxes,  Surely this cannot be reckoned an  unfair sum, seeing that every  dollar of it, and more too, is re-  expended in roads and bridges and  .trails in the sections of country in  which the mines are situate.  Till, mines that ship, from poiuts  on Slocan lake have shipped 4440  tons of ore this year. The Arlington, near .Slocan City, leads with  1185 tone, and the Bosun at New  Denver and the Enterprise on Ten-  Mile creek follow, with 1120 tons  each. The value of the ore shipped  will not be far from half a million  dollar.**, and the working of the  mines keeps three good-sizedtowns,  namely, New Denver, Silverton and  Slocan City, on the map of British  Columbia.  The press of southeastern British Columbia should be united.in  praising the country as, a field for  the employment of capital. The  newspaper of a town like Rossland  should not decry.the merits of a  district like the Sloean in order to  extol the merits of the mines of  Rossland distiict. The mines of  every distrieb will be sized up on  their individual merits! 11 should  jbe the duty of  the press to show ,  the investing public, as near as possible, what our mines are, where  they are, and the millions that  should be made out of them in return for the capital invested. Because the Le Roi mine at Rossland  ships 750 tons a day of ,$12 ore is  no reason why the Slocan Star  mine of Sandon should be sneered  at because it only ships 90 tons of  $100 ore a day. Southeastern  British Columbia has several districts whose outputs are very creditable, and their outputs as a whole  make a good showing. It is this  good showing that should be written about, and not the showings of  one mine or one district as compared  with another mine or another district.  It is said thtilMr. Clergue, the gentleman who  ha - transformed the face of Newer Ontario, is  ambitious to becomo tho manager of a tnui.scon-  'tliieiiUl~i'uM\vay~iri*~iuIdition~~to-liis"iron, pulp  and other works of great magnitude. He has already built a portion of the line 1n Algonia, and  Is .said to be looking for a means of extending it  east and went. That he will succeed if he takes  tho matter in hand there is little doubt. There  seems lo bo no such word as failure in the vocabulary of that extraordinary gentleman. He has  gone to Kuropo to arrango for a line of steamships tocon.voy the products of his undertakings  to tho other Rido of the ocean and to land live  hundred immigrant a month in the territory-  which he I. opening up. Sault Ste. Marie, the  centre of his operations, has more than doubled  in populnt'on in five months, although his  schemes may be said lo lie merely iu their em-  bryouIcslugOFt. There aro liclds for several men  like hliu In llrillsh Columbia.  The above is from the Victoria  Times. Why does The Times not  say that there is a chance for the  Province of British Columbia to  meet Mr. Clergue on its eastern  boundary with a completed railway  that could be operated as a part  of his transcontinental system?  Such a railway could be built  through a section of the province  just as lich in natural resources as  is Newer Ontario. Could The Times  not make its influence felt in calling attention to Newer British Columbia. The northern portion of  British Columbia is as large in area  as the northern portion of Ontario,  but it fs hardly ever heard of. The  best The Times and the other coast  papers can do is to agitate for a  Coast-to-Kootenay railway and a  railway to tho north end of Vancouver Island.  The   Rossland Miner   takes exception to the data prepared by  Howard West of New Denver regarding the two per cent tax on  the output of metal mines, and, as  is customary with Rossland newspapers and Rossland public men,  belittles the output of the Slocan  mines. The Miner quotes statistics  prepared by the British Columbia  Board of Trade of Victoria to show  that the value of the output of the  mines of Rossland are four times  greater than the value of the output of the mines of the Slocan.  What a source for a newspaper  published in Kootenay to procure  statistics regarding the output of  Kootenay mines from ! Ah a matter  of fact, tho value of the output of  the Slocan district for the year 1900  will equal the value of the Rossland  district, and as the two per cent  tax is levied on values, and not on  tonnage, the ordinary mind *_aunot  be made believe that the mine  owners of Rossland are being discriminated against. Rossland mines  will ship 230,000 tons of ore this  year, the average value of which is  about $12 per ton. The cost of freight  and treatment is in the neighborhood of $4.50 a ton. This leaves  $7.50 on which the two per cent  tax is paid. Two per cent on $7.50  is fifteen cents, and fifteen cents a  ton on 230,000 tons makes a total  of $34,500, which is all the great  mines of Rossland will pay into  the provincial treasury during the  year 1900 in the way of direct  taxation. Surely this cannot be a  great hardship on the mining industry of Rossland I Surely this  cannot be the cause of driving  capital away from Rossland 1 If it  is, then the capital so driven away  is not such as is wanted in a new  mining country. The output of the  .Slocan, mines will total 30,000 tons  this year. The average value of  the ore for taxation is $00. a ton.  Two per cent on that amount is  $1.20. One dollar and twenty cents  oii 30,000 tons is $36,0.00, or $1500  more than the estimated amount of  tax that will be paid the province by  the mine owners of Rossland district.. The difference is not much  to crow over, but ifc goes to show-  that the Slocan is still a factor iu  the mining industry, aud the total  ($70,500) is not. so large a contribution to the revenues of the  province as to warrant the government in paying much heed to the  cry that is being made at Rossland  for the abolition of the two per  cent tax.    There Is Always Room on Top.  In 1873, a ye.ar after- Horace  Greeley was defeated for president  of the United States, a young man,  then nineteen years of age, was  working in a railway office in St.  Louis, Missouri, at a salary of ?40 a  month. That young man is now  president of the company that owns  and operates .the second largest  railway system in the world, and  draws a larger salary than does the  president of the United States. His.  "nameMs- Charles-M~~~_I_ay**7_arid���lie"  left the management of the Grand  Trunk railway of Canada to become head of the-Southern Pacific.  A Clerical Fraud.  Paris, December 20.���The appeal  court has confirmed the sentence of  four years' imprisonment imposed  on a swindler named Goffray, who  posed in clerical circles here in April  last as the cardinal bishop of Washington, soliciting funds to convert  the young Indians of Now Mexico.  Several times Goffray succeeded in  celebrating mass and once was  nearly arrested on tlie point of  celebrating mass at Strassbourg.  Finally he appeared at Montolimas,  in the department of Droms, where  he lectured to the Trappist monks  on his terrible adventures in the  Rocky mountains, where he said he  had been scalped by the Indians  while preaching the gospel to them.  The fraud was discovered by  Goffray pretending that- the Indians  of the Rocky mountains were  Esquimaux.  Killed by "a Train.  Bryan, Ohio. December 26.���  Wayne Cor well, aged 45, and  Charles Conan, aged 21, left here  last night for Blakeslee, where  they were to attend a Christmas  dinner. In crossing the Wabash  railway track near that place they  were struck by a passenger train  aud both instantly killed. The  shock caused the death of Mrs.  Conan.         Cattle King Dead.  Galveston, December 26.���A. II.  Pierce,   the   richest   cattleman   in  Texas, died today at Pierce station. J  '00' 00-' 0*' 00"' 0* ���  ���   $  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  We wish  all our Patrons  A Bright and Prosperous  New Year.  FRED IRVINE & CO.  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  f*\_  \*_*:������������  y"' '.f*"  -. I  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  321 to 331 Baker Street, Nelson"  American van,d~ European Plant?.  MEALS  25  CENTS  ROOMS LIGHTED BY ELECTRICITY  AND HEATED BY STEAM  25 CENTS TO $1  QUEEN'S HOTEL  BAKER STREET. NELSON.  Lighted by Electricity and Heated with Hot Air.  Large comfortable bedrooms and flrstHriaaa  dlulng-roora. Sample rooms (or commercial mem  RATES $2 PER DAY  N|rs. E. C. Clarke, Prop.  LATE OB* THE ItOTAL' bIoT-I., OA-SARY  EVJadden House  Baker and Ward  Streeta, Nelaon  The odIj hotel In Nelson that has remained  under one managome&t since: 1890.  The bed-rooms are'well furnished and lighted  by electricity;  The bar Is always etooked by the best dom ������  tic and imported liquors and olgars.  THOMAS MADDEN. Proprietor.  SLOCAN JUNCTION HOTEL  J. H. MoMANUS, Manager  Bar stocked with beHt brands of wines, liquors,  and Cigars, Boor on draught. '������ Large oomfort-  aM�� room".   Vlra*>aila��a t��W���� hamrd.  P. Bums & Co.  Head Office at  NELSON, B. 0.  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers in Meats  Markets at   Nelaon,   Rossland,  Trail;  Kaslo, Ymir,  Sandon, Silverton, Ne-��  Denver, Revelstoke, Fergu~on Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade City, Mid  way, and Vancouver.  Mail Orders Promptly Forwarded  West Kootenay Butcher Co.  ALL B3~NliS OF  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  E. C. TRAVES, Manager  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  Baker Street, Nelson  nnnwHu rv WATfa R*fnraa*i*i**ai" nARWaTTTTa Avn m*tran>r k-r.���%mnw  ROSSLAND   EINQINEBRIIVQ  WORKS  cunliffe & McMillan  Founders and Machinists, Speolalty of Ore Cars, Ore-Bin Doors and General Mining Machinery.  List of second-hand machinery on hand, which has beon thoroughly overhauled and Is as good  as new:  1 2*-H. P. locomotive-typo boiler, with engine attached and all fittings, ready to turn on steam.  1 t,l"���8" Double-Cylinder Friction Drain-Hoist, built by Inge-soil Co.  1 Sinking Pump, No. 5 Cameron, New York.  1 Sinking Pump, 10"_5'.'xl3", outside packed plunger pattern.  Watch this advertisement for further lists, or write us before you buy for complete list   We  may have just what you-want.  Agents for Northoy Pumps,  P. O.  Box 188.  Stock carried.  WHOLESALE TRADE  ARATED AND MINERAL WATERS.  THORPE & CO., LIMITED.���Corner Vernon  and Cedar streets, Nelson, manufacturers  of and wholosale dealers in terated waters and  fruit syrups. Sole agents for Halcyon Springs  mineral water.   Telephone GO.    ������  ASSAYERS'   SUPPLIES.  F. TKKTZKL & CO.-Corner Bakor and  ���   Josephine streots. Nelson, wholesalo deal  era ln   assayers supplies.  Agents for Denve.^_  ;Firo Clay Co. of Denver. Colorado. ���_$*  w.  THIRD AVENUE),  ROSSLAND.  IT COSTS BUT ONE CENTI0���^0858^  OUR  FILTERS I  ARE*   FILTERS I  I ARE NOISELESS  To drop us a post card that we may call and give estimates.  It saves many' dollars.  Never  have any plumbing done until you have seen our goods and our prices.  OPPOSITE  p<-��a'Frtl^l^la",  STRACHAN BROTHERS. Plumbers.  .HE  BEST  Ask Your Grocer,  lor New  SWEET   CIDER  for Mlnoe Pies.  CIDER VINEGAR  THORPE & CO., Ltd.  -���  ST. LOUIS LAGER  REILEY & BF.N0Y  SUCCESSORS TO  H. D. ASHCROFT)  BLACKSMITHS   AND   WOOD  WORKFf.*  EXPERT HORSESHOEINC.  .Special attention given to jll kinds of repairing  ami custom work from c. wide points. Heavy  bolts made to order on shin' notice. ,  .  COMMISSION MERCHANTS.  HJ. EVANS & CO.-Baker streot, Nelson  ��� wholesale dealers in liquors, cigars  cement, Are brick and Are clay, water pipe and  steel rails, and general commission merchants.  ELECTRICAL   SUPPLIES.  KOOTENAY ELECTRIC SUPPLY & CONSTRUCTION COMPANY-Wholosaledeal-  ers ln telephones, annunciators, bells, batteries,  fixtures, etc., Houston block. Nelson.  FLOUR AND FEED.  BRACKMAN - KER MILLING COMPANY  ���Cereals, Flour, Grain, Hay. Straight or  mixed cars shipped to all Kootenay Points.  Grain elevators at all principal points on Calgary-  Edmonton R. R. Mill* at Victoria, New Wost-  mlnster. and Edmonton, Alberta.  TAYLOR FEED & PRODUCE CO.-Baker  street, Nelson (George F. Motion's old  stand), Flour, Feed, Grain, Hay and Produce.  Car lots a specialty. Correspondence solicited.  Phone 26.  FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  P, BURNS &   CO.-Baker  street,   Nelson,  ���   wholesale dealers ln fresh and oured meats.  Cold storage.  GROCERIES.  A MACDONALD & CO.-Corner Front and  ��� Hall streets, wholesale grocers and  'obbers in blankets, gloves, mitts, boots, rubbers,  maokinaws and miners' sundries.  OOTENAY SUPPLY   COMPANY,   LIMI-  TED���Vernon   stroet, Nelson,   wholesale  grocors.  TOHN CHOLDITCH & CO.-Front streot, Nel-  -*�����-in.-  - son,-wholesale grocors.  Y. GRIFFIN tc CO.-Front street, Nelson,  ���   wholesale dealers   In  provisions,   cured'  meats, butter and eggs.  To be had wholesale at Nelson.  R. REISTERER & CO.  ,'. y  * ���.-  *,   :" ��������� - -  BKEWKR9.AND BOTTLKRfl Or  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  dflUvory1.*- tfie trod*      Br_wer_ at Nelson  B. C. EXPRESS  and Transfer Co.  Baggage and express moved to any part of the  oily.  Special attention givon to heavy teaming.  Olllce with the -Nelson Wine Co., linker street.  GEO. F. MOTION, Manager.  Telephone 93.  !-{. P. Rithet & Co.,Ltd.  VICTORIA,  B. C.  A.  B.  GRAY,  Baker  Street,   Nelson  Kootenay Agent.  P. J. RUSSELL  Euyer and Exporter of  RAW  FURS  THOMPSON & DOUGLAS  Victoria, Street.  PAINTERS  Decorators and  Paper Hang-era.  Highest Prices.  Prompt Returns  Fair Assortment  Ship by Express   NELSON, B. O.  NOTICE.  All parties having claims against the Nelson  TradoH and Labor Afaomhly will present them at  once for payment.  3: H. MATHESON, Secretary.  Contracting Painters, Decorators, Paperhangers.  ��� Full line of wall paper; mouldings, eto, ,Kalso-  mlning and-Tin ting. Strictly flrst-class work.  Estimates furnished.-   Resldenoe Mill Street,   WfPT Gf)M    R   f!  Opposite8choolHouse. Wl-laiOU-li,  D. *U.  C.W. West&GO.  COAL!      WOOD!  5_I_ia*;S9-B5lg0ir'aN8at   ��6J5  -.. ;.P3H-l-I-V-*aR'Hl.r>  AGENTS IMPERIAL OIL COMPANY, LTD.  No order can he acoepted unless accompanied  by cosh. .'_________  Offloe:  Corner of Hall  and Baker Streeta.  TELEPHONE 33.  HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.  HBYER8 & CO.���Corner Baker and Josephine  ��� streets, Nelson, wholesalo dealers In hardware and mining supplies. Agents for Giant  Powder Co.  LAWRENCE   HARDWARE    COMPANY  Baker St., Nelson, wholesale   dealers ln  hardware and mining supplies, and water and  plumbers' supplies.  LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  OlURNER, BEKTON & CO.���Cornor Vornon  -1- and Josephine streots. Nolson, wholesale  dealers ln liquors, olgars and dry goods. Agenta  for Pabet Brewing Co. of Milwaukee and Col  gary Brewing Co. of Calgary.  POWDER, CAPS AND FUSE.  HAMILTON POWDER COMPANY-Baker  stroet, Nelson, manufacturers of dynamite,  sporting, stumping and black blasting powdors,  wholesale dealers In caps and fuse, and eleotrio  blasting apparatus.  SASH AND DOORS.  NBL80N SAW AND PLANING MILLS.  LIMITED���Corner Front and Hall streets,  Nelson, manufacturers of and wholesale dealers  In sash and doors; all kinds of factory work made  to order.  ���*���'���'' ���    ��� ���'���  WINES AND CIGARS.  riALIFORNIA WINE COMPANY, LIMI-  \J TED���Corner Front and Hall streeta. Nelson, wholesale dealers In wines (case and bulk,  ��nd iTomnoHo and IniDoWwi oltrari*.  Lethbridge Gait Coal  The best value for tho money la tho market  for all purposes.  TERM- DASH       W. P.: TDEBN-T. G__ar_l A��0-t>;  Talephone W.   Offlae-wlU*0.��.J��C_r_i_*  A. R. BARROW, A.M.I.C.E.  PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  Corner Victoria and Kootenay StrectB.  P. O. Box Mfl.. TELEPHONE NO, 96  ENGINEERS.  GHARLES PARKER���Mining and milling engineer.  Turaer-Boeokh Block, Baker sUreob,  Nnlnon.  E  ARCHITECTS.  WART & CARRIE���^Architects.   Rooms  and 8 Aberdeen Week. Baker street*, Nelaon.  '    ii '*���*���������'  ��� '*!��'  r-1  IT.  THE TRIBUNE:  NELSOK B; G  THOTSDAY DECEMBER 2711900  3  BANK OF MOJTBBAL  OAFITAIi, all paid up....$12,000.000.00  / "REST  ' UNDIVIDED PROFITS       427,180.80  Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal ...Presidont  Hon. Oeorge a; Drummond Vice-President  E. S. Clouston General Manager  NELSON BRANCH  Cornor Bakor and Kootenay Streets.  A. H. BUCHANAN, Manager.  Branches ln London (England) New York,  Chicago, and all tho principal cities in Canada.  Buy and soil Sterling Exchange and Cable  Transfers.  Grant Commercial and Travelers' Credits,  avnllablo In any part of the world.  Drafts Issued, Collections Modo, Eto. '  Saving's Bank Branch  OURItKNT, bath: ok intkkkst paid.  A Graceful Act.  AVlien the Canadians were at  Windsor Castle on November Hist,,  they had n most cordial-reception,  from the citizens of Windsor and  were presented to her majesty. Tlie  queen was accompanied in -her  carriage by princess Henry of  Battenburg and princess Alice and  looked at the men very closely  through her spectacles as they  marched past.  One of the first points to attract  her majesty's notice was one of the  men who was struggling along beside, his comrades on crutches. The  queen at once sent an equerry for  him, and directed that he should be  brought up to her. The trooper  was corporal BeverleyIt. Armstrong,  of the Canadiau Mounted Rifles,  who is a son of lieutenant-colonel  Armstrong of St. Johu, NewBruns-  ' wick". He enlisted as a private in  the Canadian Mounted Rifles, and  was wounded in the foot by shrapnel while sewing under general  Ilutton near Middleburg, and had  six weeks afterwards to have his  limb amputated afc Johannesburg.  When the trooper was called  her majesty, with her usual gracious courtesy, directed that a chair  should be fetched for the wounded  man, but Armstrong bravely replied that he preferred to stand  like his comrades.  After the officers had been presented, Armstrong was formally  presented to the queen.  ''lam so sorry," said her majesty,  to him, "that, you' have lost your  leg. I hope you are getting strong."  The., eprporal answered that he  was dorlig well and was proud of the:  honor of seeing her mnjesty.  The queen, then directed that he  should be photographed, as . she  wanted to ....have hi$ photograph  with her, and this was clone*.-< ,  So closed as pathetic an incident  as the war has ��� produced in England, aud one that by her gracious  courtesy and never-failing tact at  once endeared the queen in the  hearts of all colonials present. .  THE BANK OF  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  NELSON  Is now prepared to issue Drafts and  Letters of Credit on Skaguay, U. S.,  Atlin, B. 0., and Dawson City, N. W. T.  Imperial Bank of Canada  HEAD  OFFICE. TORONTO.  Capital Authorized  Capital Paid up  Rest  $2,600,000  $2,468,603  $1,700,000  the count and countess De Castellane iu the suit of Wertheimer, a  London bric-a-brac dealer, to recover payment of art objects sold  to the defendants. In elaborate  arguments he set forth tho counter  claim of the Castellanes, who demand a reduction of the debt, provisionally estimated to be at least  2,000,000 francs, and the restitution  of objects taken in exchauge by  Wertheimer, under the penalty of  10,000 francs for each day's delay in  tho restitution from the day of  judgment, and finally claiming  damages to the amount of 300,000  francs. Counsel suggested that experts be appointed to appraise the  articles involved, and suggested  that these experts be chosen from'  an ordinary list, or among the presidents of the exposition juries.  TO THE ELECTORS OF NELSON:  A Strange Story.  Tlie following strange* story of  Spion Kop is told by.Mr; Hales, the  London Daily News war correspondent: "Amongst our dead they  (the Boers) saw a sergeant lying at  full length shot through the brain,  yet even in death tho man looked  like some fighting machine suddenly gono out of order. His rifle was  pressed against his shoulder, his  left hand grasped tlie barrel on the  under side, the fore-linger of the  right hftiul pressed the trigger  lightly, the barrel rested upon .a  rock, and his death dulled eye still  glared along the sights. A Boer  =soldiei"-saw-the=sergeant=as=he=lay-r  and with rude hands grasped the  rifle by tlie barrel and tried to jerk  ifc from the dead man's grip, .but'as  he pulled he .brought;, tho rifle in a  line with his own breast, and the  unyielding finger on the" trigger  did the rest. The rifle spoke from  the dead man's hand, and the bullet passing through the Boer's  heart, laid him beside the Briton."  At the request of a number of electors, I have  decided to olFcr myself as a candidate for mayor  at the coming civic elections. I have served as  alderman two years of , the four during  which the city has been conducting its own affairs, and my record while in the council on the  questions that arc now the most important issues  before the people of the city ia such as will bear  inspection.  1 boliove that the city has valuable assets in tho  water and electric light systems, and while in  the council I did everything possible to safeguard  theso assets; and if elected mayor no act or vote  of mine wiil be in favor of allowing any outside  corporate inlerest to becomo a competitor with  the city in the business of electric lighting, a-  business in which the city lias already invested  570,000.  While in the council in 1S9~, I voted in favor of  incorporating a fair wage clause in all contracts,  and that principle was carried out in both letter  and spirit. I sec no reason to change my views  on that question now. And 1 believe, further,  that with competent foremen and superintendence that the city can get as good value for the  money spent by hav ing tho great bulk of its work  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 tho samo number of hours as prevails  in private enterprises.  ' lam in favor of giving Ihe busines 3 and property interosts every safeguard possible, and to  that end I believe the. fire department should be  made as efficient as possible, consistent with the  revenues of the city.  .. Nelson should bo kept in advance of its rivals,  and everything   possible   must be dono to induce manufacturing enterprise*! to.-locn.te here, >  for it is the payrolls  that build up the cities of  today.'  Nelson, a western cily, is ns orderly and law  abiding as eastern cities. This is because the  people of Nolson aro toleranl. 1 beliove that this  .spirit of toleration should be continued, and I  will if elected mayor do no act. lo abridge or curtail the rights or niivilcges of one class of our  citizens merely because another class may have  different, views. '  Tho ci'y lias made a start in pcrn-anonI. street  improvements, and I am in favor of continuing  these improvements as fast as possible, with due  regard to the re venues of the city.  If eleolod mayor, I am -in a position and will  pledge myself to devote my time to the conduct  of the city's business.  ..    FRA.NK FLKTCHER.  Nelson, December 15th. MOO.  D. R. Wilkio, General Manager.  E. Hay. Inspector.  Nelson Branch���Burns Block, 221 Baker Street  J. M. LAY, Managv.  BUSINESS  MENTION.  Cellar to Rent���Apply Merchants  Bank of Halifax.  To let���Furnished rooms in Carney block.   Reasonable rates.  If you want to buy or sell anything go to the "Old Curiosity Shop,"  Hack   calls left at   the   Pacific  Transfer barn ou Vernon street. Telephone  call 35.  For    Rent���Store   in   Tremont  Hotol block. Apply to Mnlono & Tregillus,  Tremont hotol.  For Siile���A new house, very convenient, modern improvements, easy terms. Apply A. K. Clarke, Stanley and Carbonate streots  "New   lot   just   in."���For   fresh  candies, fruits, nuts, etc., call at the Bon Ton  Confectionery, Baker street, Miss A. Ia. Klink-  witz.  To -Rent; or For Sale���Residence  of F. W. Peters. Will'rent furnished for two  months or sell. Apply to H. A. Lniigford, tramway olllce.  For sale���Lot 10, block 17, 30 foot  frontage on Victoria-street, two houses on  i property. Price 52800, terms easy. Address  Frauk 6. Graham, care of Matheson & Graham's  barbershop. .  Miss Von DerWerth���Clairvoyant, palmist and card reading. Gives advice  on commercial business and mining; reunites  Koom  unhapp:  *y lovers and broken-up families.  1, over Thomson Stationery Company.  The Nelson Soda Water Company  wi'l bo obliged if householders having their  empty syphons, or patent sci ew top bottles, will  ennuunicate 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, B. C, with  cement basement, 125 by 25, for sale. Present  owner will take a I en year lease of tame; this  will bring over 10 per cent of investment. Address box .118, 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 Bail  Mouldings  - Shingles  Rough and  Dressed. Lumber  .  of all kinds,  nr what Totr wantk not in stock  WE -WILL MAIfK IT FOR YOV  CALL AND GET PRICKS.  ���No (Ireat Success.  Toronto Telegram.     .,  Canadians will not fully .appreciate the patroni/.ing tone of major-  general Button's reference to the  mounted rifles. The achievements  which raise general Hutton to the  eminence from which he talks down  to colonel Lessard are not visible to  the naked eye. General Hutton  considers himself to be a dazzling  success as a cavalry officer, and yet  he is allowed to go back to England  at a time, when good cavalry officers  are still in great demand. It is  true that lord Dundonald waa also  allowed to return home, but he belonged to the Natal Field Force,  while general Hutton was as truly  under the eye of Roberts and  Kitchener as .general French and  colonel Broadwood. There seems  ' o be no strong desire on the part  of the campaign management for  general Hutton's continued presence  in South Africa, and the Canadian  troopers, whom he so loftily recognizes, do not need to go to him for  a certificate of character.  Troubles of the Castellanes.  Paris, December 20.���Before the  civil tribunal of   the  Seine today  Maitre E��pnnat resumed his speech  begun* December 20th iu behalf of  A  CARD.  To tiih Ratkiuvkhs ok tub Citv ok Nelson.��� Ladies and Gentlemen: Having been requested by a number of- friends (ratepayers) in  this city to become a candidate for alderman iu  the Kast ward, 1 may say I have plenty of sparo  time on band, and would be pleased to devote h  portion of it toward attondiag to your interests,.,  not only in the Kast ward, but throughout the  city generally. Should you deem my services  acceptable, and honor mo with a place at your  municipal boarl, I shall do my best to merit tho  j:onfldcnce,placcdJtune.=Eaitlifully,  JOHN PATERSON.  Nelson, B. C, December 24th, 1000.  ~;     ~ LAND   NOTICE/ ~  Nol ice is hereby given, that. thirty days afI er  date I intend to apply to the chief o <nimi.sslonor  oMands and works for permission to purchase  the following described lands about two miles  west of the City of Nelson: Commencing nt a  post marke-l W. I. B.nvon's S. K. Corner Post,  planted nt S. W. corner post of H. Selotis' pur-  chased Lot. (>05, Uroun 1, on the high wafer line  on the west bunk of Kontcnay rivet*, thence north  IS chains, thenco west 18 chains, thence south 18  chains, more nr les* to tho high water lino on  north bank of Kootonay river, tncuco following  the meandering of the aforesaid river in an easterly direction \. cha'n-i more or les-t to point of  commencement. Containing '12 acres more or  loss.  , W. I. BKAVKN.  Dated u. Nelson this 21th day of December, lflOO.  Surpassing1  Display in  Fall Suitings  J. A. Sayward  HALL AND LAKE STREETS, NELSON  Porto Rico Lumber Go.  (LIMITED)  "     CORNER OF  HENDRYX AND VERNON STREETS  Rough and  Dressed  Lumber  Shingles  All the fashionable creations  in Fall and Winter wear are  included in my last consignment of Scotch and Irish  Serges, Tweeds and Worsteds, and Fancy Trouserings  E. Skinner  Neelands* Building, Bakor Street*.  FRED J. SQUIRE. Manager.  ARTHUR" GEE  MERCHANT TAILOR.  OPPOSITE  THE  QUEEN'S  HOTEL.  Large stock of high-class imported  specialty of  the square ""  fashion In coatu.  joods.   A  shoulder���the  latest  Mouldings  A-1 White Pine Lumber Always in  StocH.  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 LumberGo. Ltd.  REAL ESTATE AND*  INSURANCE AGENTS  Agents for J. & J. TAYLOR SAFES  Bogustown)  Fairview  Addition..  GAMBLE & O'REILLY  Baker Street  REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE  AGENTS  FOB KENT  fi-roomed houso and hath, together with kitchen  ranee, cornplote with hot nnd cold water, Observatory street, magnificent view; rent. Including water rate, $25 per month.  fl-roonicil house, corner Cedar and Carbonate  streets; $20 por month,  5-rooriicd house, Hume Addition *, 815 per month.  4-roomed eotlago, Gore street 812.50 per month.  Il-roomed hou.se, corner of "Mill and Hall streets;  $���"0 per month, from 1st November.  Rents collected.   Loans inado.  Agents for British Columbia Permanent Loan  & Savings Company.  ��� **c^ ^ST" "���;*-�� "^sT*  iii-  ���^-<c**�� ���<***V<=-v  ��.  *_5 ���"*--->*^l^^ <^_^% <-*^<^ k^ir*-**} Ic**^J ^'  ��� & ���(?'<&. ��_? * ��_**>��� �����_*** ���<__**��� __*** ��� (__*��������� <__*- ��� ��_"-* v__> ���  To My Patrons:  - In returning thanks for the patronage extended me during the days preceding Christmas,  I am pleased to say I was never more liberally  or more generously dealt with in the ten years I  have been in business in Nelson; and as I intend  tiSl'l  Nelson for the next ten  recurring Christmas will  to remain in business in  years, I hope that each  find me in a position to thank you for as generous  a patronage.  JACOB DOVER  #y  ���>**"_*-����� ._  '^_"^'<^'<S_'  '&T*"*'jS"*"*''��^*"a  '"*=**�� -*v__ ���*__,  ���__r'^'��***-_''  ^���e_r^s=_r  ELECTRICAL MACHINERY  Transformers  Telephones, Bells  Annunciators, Lamps  GAS AND ELECTRIC FIXTURES  HOT WIRE ARC LAMPS  FOR INCANDESCENT CIRCUITS.  CLING SURFACE BELT DRESSING  ELECTRIC SUPPLIES.  KOOTENAY ELECTRIC  SUPPLY & CONSTRUCTION CO.  Nolson, B. C.  THE  Mansfield Manufacturing Co.  NELSON, B. C.  To-  Builders and  Contractors  Having taken over the business of the West Kootenay Brick &  Lime Company, Limited, of Nelson, I beg to ask for a continuance  of the patronage which you have heretofore extended them. My  aim will be at all times to supply you with our 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.  It is our intention to install machinery to manufacture our  marble. products, and'next season we shall bo in a position to supply  these products at reasonable rates.  We shall also Keep on hand a stock of Fire Brick, Fire Clay-,  "Tiles"and"Cemeiit. ~~~~ ~~~"  Our Bricks and Lime Roek have taken the First Prizes at th*>  Spokane Industrial Exposition in 1899 and also this year. Wo also*  secured pri7,es last year and this year for Ornamental and Building-  Stone.  We are prepared to oiFer special rates to Contractors and'.  Builders.  ERNEST MANSFIELD,  i ���'  for The Mansfield Manufacturing Company,  **  Successors to  The West Kootenay Brick de Lime Co., Ltd.  J  NELSON  SAW & PLANING MILLS  Limited.  We are prepared to Furnish  by Rail, iJargre 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.  Get Our Prices before  purchasing* elsewhere.    OFFICE: CORNER  HALL AND FRONT STREETS.  FACTORY : HALL STREET, C. P. R. CROSSING.   MILLS: HALL STREET WHARF  MONEY TO LOAN  ON  AT 7 PER CENT  BUSINESS PROPERTY  Arnil- ��. Tan IaDINNOX. floltnttnT. Nolson J.    a  !2>i  %m  COUBT  W  ���s*?**\  Sa*___  REVISION.  Slocan, Nelson and Rossland Ridings  of West Kootenay Electoral  District.  Notice is hereby given Unit, a Court of Itcviaion  ami Appeal, under tlie provisions of the *'AsHeas-  ment Act," will be held us follows :  Court, lloii'e, Kaslo, B. C . Tuesday, Dili January, 1SXI1, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon.  Government Agent's Olllce, Nelson, 11. C.,  Wednesday; 10th January, at 10 o'clock in tho  fureiiocn.  Oovcrnnicm Accent's Olllce, 1'ossland, II. (' ,  Thursday, Ulli January,   at 10  o'clock  in   tlio -  fO'CIIOOII.  lJatedataVolHOii I his lllth ilnvor December, liKX*.  JOHN   A.   T(JBNK1��.  Judge of Court of Itovislon and Appeal.  LAND NOTICE.  ^Nol ico=is=lierebj-given=that=tlii! ty-(laj-s=after=  (Into wc. Tho Corporation of iho City "���'Nelson,.  intend to apply lo the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works for Bennission to purchase  for the purposes ot theG'orpotation, the following  described land in the District of West Ivoolcnay,  tilnale on the south bank of Kootenay river,  about ten miles below Nelson : Commencing nt u  post marked "The Cily of Nelson's S. W. cornor,"  thence east .'<0 chains, thence north l;*i chains  lo the Kootenay river, tlience westerly along tlio  Kootenay river .'10 chains, thence south 1<"> chains  to the place of beginning.   THK COUI'OKATIOX OF Till-" CITV OV.  NKLSON, Hv John Hot.*STo.\, Mayor.  December l.th, 1**00.  ":. LAND   NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given, that sixty days after  .y to the gold coimiiisr  for a lease on crown lands, situate In West Koot-  give   ...  date I Intend to apply to the gold commissioner  for a lease on crown lands, situate In West K  oriav district, about ten miles from tho c!t>  oily of  iCaslo. in a northerly direction, consisting of lUO  acres of unoccupied crown lauds, commenciiiK at  a post marked C. P. Ia., tlionco north on I ho lako  front 80 chains, thence west 20 chains, thenco  south 80 chains, thence oast 20 chains to placo  ind post of commencement.  ltossland, II, C, November !)th, 1(100.  To P.-H. SaVi.isnuKv: .... ,  Notice is hereby given that I. William CrlllllliR,  intend to claim tho interests in thu following  named mineral claims formerly hold by I". B.  Salisbury, on which he has noglcctcd to pay his  share of tho exponscs of tho annual assessment  work.   To wit: ...       -.���,���  A one-half (') interest in tho "Bunker Hill'  mineral claim. .  ' ���  A one lialf (!) interestin tho "Sullivan minoral  claim. " ,  A one-half (1) intcreatin the "Fidelity" minoral  cla'm.  . All the ad joining claims. Hunted on the west  fork of the'north fork of Salmon river, ln.lho  Nolson "Mining Division, ���        ~,  Thin action Is taken u ndfii;.Section II of Chapter 45. of the statutes of ISHO and airiendiiienU of  19G(". WILLIAM B. TOWNSEND,  Agent for William Grlfllths.  NOTICE TO DELINQUENT CO-OWNERS  To  Geo. II.  Lammehs, J. B. Chanson, or to  any person or persons lo whom he may have  transferred his interest in the Harvey Joy  mineral claim, at Morning Mountain, NeUon  Mining Division.  You arc hcrfiby notified that 1 linvcoxpuniled  One Hundred Dollars in labor and Improvements  upon tho above mentioned   mineral   claim, in  order  Id  hold   said   mineral   claim   under  tho  provisions  of tho Mineral  Acr, and  if  within  ninety days from the date of this notice you fail  or refii"!! to contribute jour proporlion of Niioli  expenditure, logol her with all costs of ad vert t_-  Ing, your interest'in said claim will become tho.  property of the sulwcrihnr, under section four of  an Act entitled "An Actio Amend the Mineral  Act, 1��00." SILAS H. CROSS.  Dated this 12th day of December, 1900.  music. ;��y  Mr=i. D. B. Murray, graduate In vocal and In- y����  striimental music, is now prepared-to receive ��z %,  pupils for instruction in voice culture, Italian'" h?,  method, also piano and organ. ��� .�� r-_  For terms and further particulars apply room " i*'"  5, A. Macdonald building, corner Josephine and*  Vaarnou ntrnnt. - r -  ill  ���_.?   '��_  TRADES   UNIONS.  _____ s^ ��_-,���-,  *     *' s.~_&,  -.   .   .   ty_t*���>',  ���M-EIaSON MINERS' UNION NO. 90, W. V. o"'*W*|?  ���*���' M.���Meets lu miners' union roomB, north- <" '?J~"i*��*  east cornor Victoria and Kootenay streets, every., .'*��� ?*"*?  Saturday evening at 8 o'clock. Visiting mem-- -��� -I.'  bers welcome. M. R, Mo watt. President. Jame -t>i*.rj\  Wilkes, Secretary. Union Scale of "VVAGna* <._?i''  fob Nelson Distbict���Per shift,' maohinav"i'*-C'--  men, 53.50: liammersmen miners. $3.25; muckers,''; -jfa"'  Ciirmon, shovolors and other underground labor- ",_',*>''  ers, $3 00. - , .', -'-���;, >m   ; :���___. ^-.^'vj.*.^  OiRADKS AND LABOR COUNCIL.���The Mgu-*:'  '  ���*���   lar meetings of the Nelson Trades and L'ibop/"'  Council will beheld in tho miners' union batl,-  coruerof Victoria and Kootenay streets, on the  flrst  and  third Thursday "of 08^h"rno'nth,"ab'.--V^&ft  -    *-    ���    J.H.Mathe-.-'1iyi/  7.30 p. m.  G. J. Thorpe, Presidont.  sou, Secretary.  THEn  are  'V*t;  : *" >>  ���*** -���  *i??  lar meetings of the Carpenters* Union' .?>~'>*k  _ jold on Wednesday evening of each <r~-~-'>-^  week, at 7 o'clock, in tho Minors' Union hall eo_*"J_:'i',x  nor Victoria and Kootenay streets. R. Ro*bin---:t?i.'|j5  Bon, President. James Coifing, Secretary- - ."_'.*���*&   '.,'���>'.,  BARBERS' UNION.-Nelson Union. No. lflt!, of-  the Intei-natlonalJournoymen Barliers Union ot America, moots every flrst and third Monday of each month in Miner's Union Hall, corner*.  of Victoria and Kootenay stroetfl, at 8*.'*0 p.m. -  sharp.    Visiting   brothers cordially invited to  attend.   II. McMahon, p-eRidint: J. H. Mnrhe- ,  sou, secretary-treasurer; J.C,Gaidncr, looording*  secretary. ... - ^,  RICKLAYKRS AND MASONS'  UNION.  The Bricklayom and Masons' Iutei national >  Union No. 3 of Nelson meets second and fourth  Tuesdays in each month at Mlni'rs   Union hall. r  J. W. Etcher, president; Joseph Clark, -ecordiug  and corresponding socrotary; ;;'  LABORERS' UNION.���Nelson Lnborcis* Pio '  tecUvo Union, No. 8121, A. K\ of L., meet'* in, '  Fraternity Hall, Oddfellow's block, corner of Baker and Kootenay streets, every Monday evening  at 7:1*0 p.m. sharp. Visiting members of t he American   "federation   cordially  invited   to Attend.  James Mathew,-President.   John BobeiU-,  iu  cording secretary.  NELSON PAINTERS'*UNION-The  meeting of  the   Painters'   Union  regular  ���   .     .. .          is held  the flrat and third Fridays in each month nt Miners' Union hall at 7:30 sharp. J. H. MJlward,  President; \Vill J. Hatch, Secretary.  No  the  PLASTERERS*  UNION-Tho O. P. I. A.  172, meets'every Monday evening iu  Elliot block, corner Baker and Stanley stroetfl. ab  8 o'clock.  J. D. Mover, president; Donald Mc-  Loan, unnralmryl.'  COOKS' AND WAITERS* U NION ��� Hogulnr  - meetings on the second and foiutli 'Ihuis-  days of each month, at 8 o'clock in Minors' Union  hall. Visting bretliern cordially united. C. P.  Bell, president; J. i\ Forestcll, secicUiry  treasurer.  FflATERNAL   SOCIETIES.  ^N_!IiSONi"_ODGErNor23rA7Fr_rArMr  Moete second Wednesday ln each month.  Sojourning brethren invibed.  NIGHTS OK PYTHIAS��� Nelson Lodge. No  ' 25, Knights of Pythias, moots ln I. O. O. K.  r Bakor and Kootonay stroets, every  Visiting Knights  F.J. Bradley, C.C.;  J. A. Paquette. KV of R. fc S.  Hall, cornor 1  Tuesday evening at 8 o'clook.  cordially lnvltodto attend.  NELSON L. O. IU, No. 1692. moeU in I. O. O. P.  Hall, cornor Baker' and Kootouay stroets,  1st and 3rd Friday of each month. VMting  brethem cordially Invited; It Robinson, W. M.  W. Crawford, Rocording-Secrotary.  SHEBIFFS SALE.  Province of British Columbia, Nelson, In Wos  Kootonay, lo wit:  By virtue of a writ of flcrl-farias. Issued out ot  thu Supremo Court of iiritith Columbia, at tho  suit of tho Bank of Montreal, tilalntllls. and to  mo directed, against tho goods and chnt  tels of tho Tno Friends Mino, l.Imitod  Liability, defendants, I lm\o ncl/cd and  taken in execution nil tho right, title und Inlcicab  of Iho said defendants, Two Friends Mino Limited Liability, in the minoral claim known an  nnd called "Two Frlcnds,"sltualud on the divide  between Lemon and Springer ci ecks, on thu east  slopu of Iaomon creek, located on the.'listiluj of  July, A. D. 1895, and recorded in the olllco of Iho  mining recorder for the Slocan City Mining Division of the Wct-t Kootenay District, on the 101 h  day of August. A. D. 1S95; and also all the light  title and interest of Iho said defendant-*. Tito  Friends Mino, Limited Liability, in sixty (Ui) tons  of ore. more or less, mined from tne mineral  claim "Two Friends," and now upon the property : To recover tho sum of two thousand and  eighty-nine dollars and eighty-five cents (��2.08!)-  .85) together with interest on two thousand and -  eighty-six dollars anil thirty-five cents (82086 35)  at six per centum per annum, from the 20th. day  of Septembor, 1900, until payment, besides slier  IfTa poundage, oflleor's fees, and nil other legal ���  Incidental expenses: All of which I shall expose  for sale, or sulllcient thereof to satisfy said judgment, debt, and coats, at tho front of my olllce  next to the court, house, In the city of Nelson, B.  C, on Friday the 2illh day of October, A. D., 1S0O  at the hour of cloven o'clock ln the forenoon.  Note.���Intending purchasers will satisfy them  selves as to interest and title of the eaid dateu  rtants.  Dated at Slocan City the 12th day of Octobor  1900.  9. P. TUCK, Sheriff of South Kootenay- '  The above sale is postponed until Monday, the '  2Utli day of November, 1000, at tho samo plaea ' ���  and hour. S. P. TUCK.  Sheriff of South Kootenay.  The above sale is   further   postponed--until  Friday the *.lsl. day  of  December. 1800, at tha1  same place und hour.  .-. S.-P. TUCK,  Sherlll'of South Kootenay.  The above snJo  is  further postponed  until  Monday, the 2lst   day   of   January,   1901,   at) *  the same place nnd hour.  S. P. TUCK.  Sheriff o" ""ou'li Kootenay,  Hi  t  in  0  8 THE TRIBUNE: NELSON, B. C, THURSDAY DECEMBER S? 1900  ERFUMES  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 iji 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  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that in virtue of the Act of  the Dominion Parliament, 63 and 64 Victoria, Chapter  103 and Chapter 104, ihe name of  THE MERCHANTS' BANK OF HALIFAX  will be changed to  ^belRc^al SBanfc of Ganaoa  from and after        "  the Second day of January, 1901.  Halifax, 1st November, 1900.  E.  L.  PEASE,  General Manager.  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.  LAWRENCE HARDWARE COMPANY  Wfine cut glass  % ���  titty  $m.  mm  mi  FINE CUT. GLASS ^  ti_j  WE KNOW   ...   ...  your appetite will be very delicate  so soon after Christmas, yet we would  remind you that you cannot live on  what you have already eaten. It is  what you have to eat that keeps life,  if you eat the right goods at the  right time. . We have them . at right  prices.    ��-  WM,  S" GROCERIES  HUNTER &.  Nelson, B. C.  *m   $m  CO.  \&  \_\b  CROCKERY  M  mi  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 wllllla_rt"o~siiow_Good3r-Ndtroubler^-Dvery Garmeni>auarantsed.===J  THEO.  MADSON,   Baker Street.  STRAWBERRY   ..  RASPBERRY    ..   ..  Put up in  TORONTO  BISCUIT  JAMS  BLACK CURRANT  RED CURRANT  5ll> Tins by the  &. CONFECTIONERY  CO.  Houston Block.  Telephone 101.  P. O. Box 176.  JOHN A. IRVING & CO.  CROW & MORRIS  Baker Street, Nelson.  WHOLESALE AND  KETA1I; ....  TOBACCONISTS  Sole Agents for  TADDY'3 TOBACCOS  Branches at Rossland aiid Croenwood.  )S*****.*.*.*;it  See our special assortment oF Cigars  and Pipes suitable for  Xmas Presents.  Cigar and  Cigarette   Holders  and Cases.  ��� '': Tobacco Pouches o        kinds,  and Smokers Reouisites.  All the best brand- ot Imported  and Domestic Cigars.  ;      B B B and Loewe Pipes.  i:ir******.t(ri  COME  AND   SEE   THEM  WH OAN SUIT YCtT  A-iIj P.-.IOB-! Hnwv��-  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 29th.  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 Briig & Book Co.  "Limited.  CITY LOCAL NEWS  The McKillop and Hall Mines  smelter laboratories have been  equipped-with gas furnaces.  Mrs. E. 0. Clarke was the hostess  at a pleasant dance in the spacious  dining room of the Queen's hotel  hist night.  The Nelson chess and checker  clnb meets tonight, the regular  Tuesday night session having been  postponed because of the holidays.  The fire department had a run  shortly after (5 o'clock last night to  tlie residence of Bruce White where  a chimney fire was causing trouble.  The sale of the effects of Rev.  Robert. Frew has not been closed  yet, and the auction will be resumed  tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 o'clock.  Miss Kern, principal of the Granville boarding, and day school for  girls in Vancouver, makes an announcement on this page that her  school will reopen on January 15th.  Candidate Fletcher's supporters  held an enthusiastic meeting last  night in the Hume building on Vernon street. Every seat in the room  was occupied. It looks as. if it is  Fletcher, and not- McKillop, tluat is  to be elected mayor by acclamation.  An enjoyable Christmas tree entertainment took place last night  at the Methodist church. The interior was handsomely decorated  and the audience comfortably filled  the . church. The Sunday school  children contributed an excellent  program.  The Sunday school scholars of Sfc;  Paul's Presbyterian church will give  a cantata at the church tonight  entitled "Santa Claus' Dream."  About 100 children participate in  the. production aud the program  following. The proceeds of the entertainment will be devoted to the  purchase of a library for the school.  Shortly before 3 o'clock yesterday  morning a couple of men smashed  in a window at Silver King Mike's  second hand store on Hall street  and grabbed three revolvers, decamping immediately. The' proprietor was roused from sleep by  the noise, but only caught a flying  glimpse of the robbers.  Austin Corbin, second general  manager of the Spokane Falls &  Northern Telegraph Company, extended Christmas greetings "to the  operators and employees of his system by f^rwiwling _each one of  'them a elieelrfoT"$TO'"Wit'ir=li*iif=be_t=  wishes for a merry holiday and a  happy New Year. The graceful  act was thoroughly appreciated by  the staff in Nelson and elsewhere.  The Young Men's Social Club in  connection with the Emanuel Congregational church will hold an at  home ou New Year's day. During  the aft<y*noon from 1 to 7 o'clock  the club rooms in the church will  be open and visitors will be made  heartily welcome. From 8 to 10  o'clock an entertainment followed  by refreshments will be given, for  which the tickets are having a lively sale.  Tlie Odd Fellows in Nelson  will  shortly close a most successful year,  At the end of June last the membership of tlio local lodge  was  79  and   the   members  determined to  bring this up to 100 at least before  the end of the year.   At  the  next  meeting the initiations will increase  the membership to a point or two  over   the century mark,  and the  occasion   will"  be   observed   with  special festivities by the fraternity.  A couple oi prisoners named Dyke-  man and O'Brien were liberated a  few days ago from  the provincial  jail.    The  two men  took up their  residence in a shack owned  by another man  yarned  Laughton,  and  were arrested again, Dykeman  being taken by  provincial  constable  Young while the city police took  care  of   O'Brien.    The  latter  was  brought up for vagrancy yesterday  morning and was remanded to today, when he would have been  released.    Apparently   this  was  too  slow for O'Brien, who took leg bail  and is probably running yet. Dyke--  man will be brought up today.  ROCKY MOUNTAIN RANGERS  Nelson Company Meet Tonight.  The members of Nelson Company  Rocky Mountain Rangers will hold  a meeting tonight at the armory.  New payrolls are to be signed and  the disposition of the company  funds and other matters will be  discussed. The members of the  company make no money out of  their service in the militia. The  government makes each militiaman  a small annual grant, but the entire sum is funded or pooled and  expended in such channels as are  calculated to increase the company's  efficiency. Individually, the amount  is small but when pooled it readies  a respectable aggregate. Each  member of the conipauy has a voice  in.the disposition of thefuud, hence  the meeting, which is called for 8  o'clock, is of more than ordinary  importance.  The armory will also be open from  S to 10 o'clock to permit the members of the company and Rifle Association to return the military  rifles issued ,.1'or,.practice at the  ranges. The weapons were issued  last summer and a number of them  havenot been-hauded in as is demanded; by the regulations. The  officers of the. company are particularly anxious that the rifles be-  returned without "further delay  and' urge those-interested to comply  with the request.*.  The year just closiug has not been  'entirely satisfactory from the  standpoint of the local militiamen.  . The call for volunteers to join the  three contingents dispatched to  South Africa and the garrison regiment formed for duty in  Canada took-.- ��� from the company more than half of its most  experienced men and a valued officer in the person of major Hodgins.  The task of handling the active-  service corps diverted the attention  of the militia department from the  needs of the home corps, and comparatively little headway was made.  The Rifle Association was eminently successful, however, and proved  to be one of the liveliest sporting  organizations, in the city during the  summer. The^.outlbpk. for 1901 is  very bright. Apparently the department is at last taking action in  the direction of affording the local  =militia-adeqiiate-drill=halUquaEters,=  a feature whieh cannot fail to-be of  material benefit to the organization. The other changes which the  department is certain to inaugurate  in connection' with the militia are  also likely to benefit the company.  Christmas Weddings.  Rev. Robert Frew, pastor of St.  Paul's Presbyterian church, celebrated two weddings on Christinas  day. One" was that of Albert  Mellor and Miss Florence Moore,  both of Pilot Bay, who visited the  city for the purpose of having the  nuptial knot tied. The contracting  parties iu the second wedding were  William Bell of Grand Forks and  and Sarah Ann McConnell of  Toronto. The bride came in on the  evening boat and met her fiance  here. The happy couple will reside  in Grand Forks.  *iw  HEC   ZB-_��-___3_R,S   &o   OO.  _TELSO_*T  __:_3_s__,o  s_s__sr*c��o_*<r  STOVES!   STOVES!   STOVES!  HEATING STOVES, COOKING STOVES, AND STEEL RANGES  Sole Agents for t^e Original Cole's Hot Blast Goal Heaters  SEE OUR GUNS AND RIFLES  HEADQUARTERS FOR ALL KINDS OF AMMUNITION  Slorc, Corner linker and Josephine Streo  y,-i  TI0LKP1IONK 27  40 mark and after the mid-summer  holidays the number on roll we.it  over <>0 and the daily average  attendance has since been about 50,  with the exception of the last few  weeks of the term, when the slight  sicknesses incident on the wet  weather reduced the attendance  sdme'what. ��� �����'���*���  The trustees of the school have  placed beforo o the educational  authorities- the necessity of appointing an assistant teacher for  the school. Fifty scholars is regarded as too great an undertaking,  for one teacher however zealous in  the performance of his duties, and  there is a probability that some  action will be taken in this direction early in the year.  Champion Wrestlers to Meet.  ..���'.New York, Decembor 20.���Ernest Roeber, champion wrestler of  America, and Paul Pons, the French  champion, who have been matched  to wrestle for the championship of  the world will meet in their contest  on the night of Wednesday, February Oth, at Madison Square Garden,  This was agreed upon today. The  men will receive 50 per cent of the  receipts, the winner to take 00 per  cent of this and the loser 40.  It Counts in Results  The particular housewife wants  the best materials for her cooking:  Nice Sweet Butter  Good Fresh Eggs  are our specialties. They ensure a delightful freshness in  all you cook, and attractive  daintiness when- it is served  on your table.  PERSONAL.  R. A. ITamil is a guest   at the  Queen*!-Hotel.  J. IT. McRae of Saudon is registered nt, the Tremont hotel.  Business manager Blackburn  of  (he Kaslo Kooteiiaian, spent Christmas in the  eity. .  Charles D. Hunter of Sandon and  It. A ]Me"Moi*ilio of Grand Forks are at the Hotel  Hume today. ....  D. C. Johnson,  representing  the  Puget, Sound  Itctinlni*- Company   of Kveretl,  Wash., is in the city today.-  William Harrington, superintendent of the Al. & V. property near Slican City,  wtii a guest, at the HoLol Phair yeoterdny.  Mrs. F. Atkinson of Glencoe, Ontario, has arrived in the e'ty and will make her  homo here in future. She is a sister of F. .1.  Squire, Victoria street.  KIREPATRICE & WILSON  The Leading Grocers.  Telephone 10 l 185 Baker Street  sxxxz_xxx_xx_xxx_xxxxx_ixxxxxxxxxxx_xi <  You Ijave  Prospered  ������ ������  During the year. That  is sufficient to make  you happy. Why not  make some of your  friends happy with a  token of remembrance.  It would be a good way  to round off a good  year.      ���  =l f^Brown^said^soy It's-  Right.  !-_�����xixxx_xzxx_xxxxx__i_ixixxxxxx_tx_xxixxxxx_xxx_xiT__n  Have you Seen our  Stock of   We have prepared for  the coming1 holidays in  Opera, Everet, Romeo,  Juliet, in black and tan  colors. We invite you  to call and see them.  NEELANDS SHOE CO.  Baker Street.  Tzn-rcixizzxixizzsxuxzzixzxxzzzzzizixrzzxTZizziirxzixzzi  0**a*__r��i>-  -       *~* 'Iff*'.  *y?**��_*__  THE   BEST IS ANOTHER  NAME  . . . FOR  THE .  T.H.BROWN  JEWELER.  Baker Streot       ��� NELSON  Closed for the Holidays.  The Hume Addition school closed  its first year's work last week and  reopens on.January 7th as provided  by statute.' No examinations, as  the term is ordiuarily used, were  held because of the fact that the  classes were disarranged through  illness of a number of the pupils.  When school resumes principal  Clayton will arrange the classes for  the new year. ������������  The school has enjoyed a year of  marked prosperity. When the  building was opened some 33  scholars were enrolled, and it was  noticeable that the majority of the  children were of tender years, who  would not have been able to attend  the other schools situated long distance;-* from the section. ��� The.  attendance quickly passed over the j  "Regal Brand"  TEAS,  COFFEES,  SPICES,  EXTRACTS and  BAKING   POWDERS  Morrison & Caldwell  SOLE AGENTS.  The Red:Front Grocery-  MvYvwYttKOift  BAKER  STREET  WATCH HIM GET UP ..  CHINA r|ALL  A Multitude of ��_  ... SENSIBLE GIFTS ...  Nothing is better appreciated  a�� a  holiday gift than Home neat article of  , Crockory or China, or Homo choice  piece of Glassware for tho diniiiu-  tablo. It is always in use, and a constant reminder of the donor's I liought-  fulness. See our stock of house furnishings, just opened.  McFarland & Brockman  Ho wants to get down to Patenaude  Bros, early, before the rush, to make  hid selection of Christmas presents. Ho  hag just awakened to the fact that we  have only one price marked on all our  goods, and that, the lowest in town.  FREE  ENGRAVING.  PATENAUDE BROS.  Watchmakers and  r/lanufacturing Jewelers.  .    NELSON.  First Door West of C. P. fl. Offices  BAKER STREET.  LADIES' TRINIMED HATS  '���' Endless Variety  And Prices to Suit.  mrs. e. Mclaughlin,  JOSEPHINE STREET.  THE GRANVILLE SCHOOL  1175 Haro Street, Vancouver.  KOOTENAY....  COFFEE CO.  *************.*���.*.**.******.*.  Coffee Roasters  Dealcrs in Tea and Coffee  ���******���********. *.*.**.*.**.***.  Wo aro oirerinpf at lowest prices I he best  grades of Ceylon, India, China and Japan  Teas.  Our Bos4, Mocha and Java Coffee, per  pound  5   10  Mocha nnd Java Bltiwl, 3 pounds.��� 1 00  Choice Blend Coffee, . louudsi  1 00  Special Blend Coffee, (! pourdfl  1 00.  Rio Blend Coffee, 0 pounds...  1 00  Special Blend Ceylon Tea, per pound 30  A TRIAL ORDER SOLICITED.  KOOTENAY COFFEE CO.  Telephone 177.  P.O. Box 182.  WEST BAKER STREET, NELSON.  The Cabinet Cigar Store  Or. B. MATTHEW, Proprietor.  j  Boarding nnd Day School for Girls. Will reopen January 15tli. Terms moderate. For term J  and prospectus apply to  MADAMOISELLE KERN, Principal.  Headquarter- for  "CARAMEL"." POMMERY"  "SMILAX"   "VIRGIN   GOLD"  Smoking-and Fires.  " f  A


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