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 DAILY EDITION   BY MAIL  FIVE  DOLLARS A YEAR  WeeKLy edition by mail  two dollars a year  NINTH YEAR.  NELSON:  MONDAY MORNING DECEMBER 31  1900  PRICE FIVE CENTS  Ivy  i  P  ABBAMIM FOR TBANSPOBTATION  Winter Shipment of Ore From the Silver Hill Mine to  Commence at Once.  GENERAL   MINING   NEWS  OF  NELSON  AND. VICINITY  Henry Roy, president of -the  London Consolidated Mining company, is in the eity today arranging  for transportation for the first of  the 'winter's shipments from the  Silver Hill mine. The last frost and  snowfall has put the wagon road  on the creek in good condition and  the facilities for handling the large  quantity of ore which is to be  shipped during the winter are'  fairly good, although a little more  snow and the guarantee of a couple  of months sleighing would suit the  company splendidly. John McVeigh, who lias tho contract for  teaming the ore, has a fine lob of  stock- with excellent buildings, and  the ore should move rapidly during  the next month or two. Mr. Roy  states that 300 tons of ore have  been irawhided from the mine two  miles'down to tlie wagon road to be  moved as early as possible. The  crew at the mine numbers 10 at the  present time aud this is to be increased to 00 during the next few  weeks. \ Tlie London Consolidated  ,v aud the Richelieu, of whicli ��)". A.  '-.'*,Macdonald of Rossland is president,  ''\ajje"looking particularly well, the  quality of ore-having turned out  better in stoping than was expected.  Some months ago' The' Tkibune  referred to a smelter proposition in  which���Mr. Roy is interested. lie  lo���*ks forward to seeing action taken  in this direction, next spring by a  combination of mine owners. Crawford'bay is favored as a'site for the  ���proposed_institution because of the  excellent water j*ower; and .other  essentials available, together,'with'  ��� the large amount of ores which will  eventually hs produced in the (section drained by Crawford aud adjacent creeks. '  A Promising Boundary Property.  James Dickson aud W. Forrest,  two well known mining men from  Gladstone iu the Boundary country, are spending a couple of ~days  in Nelson. This is their first visit  to the Queen City of, the Kootenays, and both men are delighted  with the apparent evidences of  substantial growth and prosperity.  Messrs. Forrest and Dickson are the  locators of the John- Bull properties at Gladstone, now being operated by the John Bull Mining Com-"  pauy. It is a copper proposition  and is regarded as oue of the most  ������promising properties iu the camp."1  ���The-Johh=Bull4iasM^vo^veins=^inn--=  ning at right angles. One is five  feet clear at its widest and carries  17 per cent copper, while the second  is 30 feet in width and carries  aggregate values of $10. The cost  of mining, transportation and  treatment is estimated at $(5, so  that the owners believe they have  a profitable investment. ^At the  present time a small crew is employed driving a tunnel on the big  lead to tap the high grade ore at a  depth of 250 feet. If the main  vein is found to retain its merit at  this depth, or to increase in quality  with depth, as has been tlie rule  with propei ties in the section, the  proposition will be worked on .i  large scale. Mr. Dickson states  that an active season is confidently  looked for iu the Gladstone camp.  Shipping a Tramway.  The tramway for the Tamarac  mine at Ymir has been finished at  the B. C. Riblet works on Vernon  street and will be shipped to Ymir  today. The standards for the line  have been erected and it now remains to assemble the apparatus on  the ground,'* string the cables aud  put the tram iu operating shape,  all of which will be done under the  direction of A. P. Lemieux of Nelson. The line will be 6000 feet in  length with a fall of 2400 feet.  The tram is to connect the  main workings of the mine  with the Nelson & Fort Sheppard  road at a point two miles north of  Ymir. The plant has a capacity of  100 tons in ten hours and works on  the gr ivity principle applied to the  Riblet system, by which a maximum of efficiency is secured with  fixe   minimum   cost  of   operation,  only one mau being required.to run  the tramway. The management  expect to have the tramway in operation two weeks hence, when the  miue will commence to move the  ore now on the dump. The Nelson  <fc Fort Sheppard,people are putting in a sidetrack at the terminus  of the train.  The timber and tool tramway recently built by B. C. Riblet for the  St. Eugene mine-has been delivered  at Moyie. The apparatus will not  be erected until; spring, however,  as the management have decided  that the cost of putting up the  tram during the winter, when snow  and frozen earth .increase the cost  .of foundations, etc., would be excessive.  From the. Summit Country.  '- Tho section.bf country   on the  summit from " which Kokanee,  Six  Mile,- Lemon and other less   well  known creeks flow is well known to  prospectors   and perhaps as" little  known,to the general public.    The  reason for this is mainly that it is  almost exclusively   a�� prospector's  district,- none   of    the   properties  having been opened up by capital.  .A number "of excellent showings are  :reported, however, and it safe to  ^predict that the new year .'will see  a.new. order of things inaugurated.  ���OirFriday C. P. Hittle and P. Nolan,  I two well known prospectors, came in  jfroni the summit on snowshoes and  I will remain in- the city for a few  idays before returning to their property, which is the" Emmet group,  ,one of the best known in the district.   The group comprises'seven-  'claims.and is .primarily a silver-lead;  I proposition, although one or two  Hedges on the group carry excellent-  f values.    * Tests were recently made  of the ore and it was found that  ;the 18-iuclrpaystreak in the principal   vein averaged $03.50.     The  .owners are now crosscutting to tap  the  vein  at a depth  of 150 feet.  The crosscut is in 70 feet and  it  is  estimated that an additional eight  or   ten  feet  will  break   into    the  ore.   Nolan and Hittle ran out of  powder,  hence their visit   to the  ������city.   Adjoining the Emmet is the  old Ocean group, now known as the  Nansen.   It is owned by W. Young  and M. Murchisou.   The property  ' includes three claims and resembles  | the Emmet in many respects. , The  owners have put in about .$1500  ��� worth of work and are said to have  ���a first-class showing.  !    The   parties    interested   in   the  ���summit   country   are    making    a^  fstrong=effort"t>5**^'cWe~a=trairint^  that section.   At the present time  ithe   Six-mile   or    Golden    Wedge  ���wagon road affords access to  the  old    townsite     of      Oro,     from  where   the   prospectors   desire   a  trail     built    for    an    additional  seven or eight miles.   This  would  be a trunk trail witli which locators  could connect trails leading to their  claini3.    The necessity of this work  has not been a burning issue up to  the present as the foot trails have  ;sufficed for the wants of the section,  together with a trail to Slocan City.  Next season, however, half a dozen  properties will bo in a position  to  ship ore and the district will produce considerable ore if the facilities  are afforded for packing.     Further  than  this   the   prospectors   state  that     Nelson     merchants    would  profit substantially by furnishing  supplies      to     prospectors,     who  would      prefer     to      bring      in  their provision from this side of the  divide.       The   list   of   properties  which would  be benefited by the  suggested trail includes the Lucky  George owned by Nichol brothers  of Slocan City, the G. H. owned by  G.  Hamlin of   Sandon, the Great  Britain owned by,Slocan City parties, the Little Giiiait owned by J.  Larsen, J. Ratcliffe and C.  New-  house,   the   Burnett  owned  by. a  Rossland stock company, the 10 to I  owned by Alex Stewart,  the Sol**  dier Boy owned by Joe Law and  Tom    Armstrong,    the    Midnight  owned   by Charles   Foss and   W.  Crawford,  tlie   Oregon  owned  by  Harry Reichart,  tlie Lady Franklin   owned   by   Mark   Manley,   G.  Finkle   and   T.   Benton,   and   the  Chilkat owned by Oscar White and  others.  A Financial Crisis.  London,, December 31. ��� Stock  brokers are very apprehensive as to  the results of tomorrow's ��� dealings.  Bear traders for the last fortriighr  have been concentrating theit  attacks oii the Whi taker-Wright  shares and had these assaults succeeded the results would have been  quite as sensational as was the suspension of the London & Globe  financial corporation. As affairs  stand now it is understood that no  fewer than six additional firms.will  suspend tomorrow. . The feeling  this evening is very gloomy. ;-It'-"is  feared that the general markets  may be affected. Those who  take this view think the  climax may be postponed until  the' next settlement, but the  prospect is far from hopeful, unless  the bears themselves come to the  rescue of the brokers who have  been prominent in this attack.  CUDAHY NOT TO BE BLUFFED  KIDNAPERS   THREATEN   UNLESS  REWARD IS WITHDRAWN.  But the Millionaire Stands Pat and  Turns Their Letter Over to  the Police,  Omaha, December 30.���E. A.  Cudahy, the millionaire, has received' a second communication  from whoever kidnaped his son. It  contains a threat aud says in substance that unless he withdraws his  offer of $25,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of each-of the  three bandits they will kidnap another of his children. The letter-  refers to the failure of the police to  get anything like a tangible clue as  to the' identity of the kidnapers,  scoffs at, ,the,ydeai of _Patc .Crowe  being one of them, mentions the  ease with which the "first job was  pulled off," and concludes by saying  that if Mr. Cudahy is as wise as he  showed himself in the first instance  he will comply with the request  to withdraw the rewards at once.  This is written with ;pen and ink  on the same kind of paper as first  and evidently by the same person.  It was found by a servant of the  Cudahy household early ou the  morning of Thursday, December  27th. Some one called up the house  by telephone and asked if Mr.  Cudahy was in. The servant answered that lie was not. "Well,"  came the voice over tlie telephone,  "you go iu the front yard and  you'll find a letter there at the gate.  It is addressed to Mr. Cudahy. See  that it is delivered to him personally."  The servant found the letter.   It  was in a "plain white envelope and  was addressed "A. Cudahy, personal  and private." Mr. Cudahy, who was  then at his packing-house in South  Omaha, was summoned home at  once. No one was permitted to see  'the letter at first except Mr. and  Mrs. Cudahy. Mr. Cudahy's conclusion at the time was to keep the  contents to himself, as the bandits  requested, but he later thought  better of it, as he believed that if  placed in the hands of the police it  would prove a valuable clue, so yesterday afternoon he took chief  Donahue into his confidence. He  had a consultation at the chief's  office which lasted nearly livo hours.  The chief Avas seen afterward, but  refused to disclose the nature of  the subject discussed. Mr. Cudahy  says he has not withdrawn the reward, nor will he do so. The reward offered stands as originally  announced.        '  Pat Crowe Was the Man.  Omaha,, December 30.���John  Smith, broom maker, employed by  the Schneider wind Broom company,  has positively identified Pat Crowe,  who, in his presence,* rented the  Schneiderwind house on Grover  street which was nsed- as a prison  for young Cudahy while he was  being detained for ransom. This is  the first positive personal recognition of any of the bandits and  establishes the most important  point yet developed in the ease.  The Danish West Indies.  London, December 30.���The  American and Danish governments  are engaged in direct negotiations  for the sale of the Danish West  Indies.  IS THE TAX AN UNFAIR ONE  ON EITHER THE SLOCAN OR THB  BOUNDARY ORES?  Fairly Accurate Figures Oo to Show  That It Is Not an Unequal  Burden on Mine-Owners.  In commenting on the taxation of  the output of metal mines, the  News-Advertiser of Vancouver admits that the tax is a. fair one on  Slocan ores, but is in doubt as to its  being fair on ores mined in the  Boundary country.  It is "now generally admitted that  the Slocan ores will pay, on an  average, $1 a ton tax, that is $1 forever y ton of clean ore or ton of  concentrates shipped. Clean ore  nets the mine owner about $30 a  ton after all expenses are paid. A  ton of concentrates will net about  the same.        .- -   -  Slocan ore that is concentrated is  not high-grade; probably it  is no  higher grade than, the ores  of tiie  Boundary country;' on an" average  the ratio'will be eight tons of ore  to   one ton of   concentrates.     In  other words, the 'qro before it is  concentrated is' worth   $10 a ton.  -The cost of concentration . is about  $1 a ton if the mill, is run "by water  power, and $1.25 a ton if run by  steam power, taking as 'a basis a  mill with a :capacity of- 150 tons a  day.   But the cost" of mining a ton  of concentrating jore is not.'as much  as the cost of mining a ton of clean  ore.   It is estimated  that   Slocan  clean ore costs the mine owner $20  a ton free on board cars or steamboats, and that a -ton of concentrates (eight tons'of low-grade ore)  costs $24 a ton, or $3'-for each' ton  of   ore in the - concentrates.    The  low-grade ore of the Slocan, taking  $10 as the* average Value' per  ton,  costs tlie~mihe owner'$3 a 'ton-, for.  mining and concentrating and $2 50  a ton   for freight aud' treatment  charges at the smelter. _ This leaves  the mine owner a profit of .f-1.50 per  ton.   Before   paying ~ the   government tax, the following deductions  are made:   $1 for concentrating and  $2.50 for smelting, or a'total  of  $.3.50 per ton,-whicli leaves $6.50 on  which the tax is paid, 2 per cent on  which is 13 cents.   The five mills at  Cody, Sandon, Alamo, and Whitewater have a daily capacity of 750  tons,   aud   if   run   at    their    full  capacity   every   day   in the  year  they would require 273,750 tons of  ore,    which    when,   concentrated  would   have   a   taxable .value   of  $1,779,875,   and   "would   yield   the  province a revenue of $35,587.50 and  the mine  owners  a  net  profit  of  $1,190,287.50.  y n ^^Bjj^md^rxjojn^y^he^or^  "bodies are large and the ores low  grade. The average value of the  ore will not exceed $8 per ton. The  ore can be delivered on board cars  for $2 per ton, and the freight and  smelter charge will not be more  than $3.50 per ton. This leaves the  mine owners an apparent profit of  $2.50 per ton. There are three  smelters in operation or in course  of construction at Grand Forks and  Greenwood. Their daily capacity  will be 1200 tons of ore. If run to  their full capacity every day iu the  year they would smelt -138,000 tons  of ore, which would have a taxable  value of $1,971,000, and would yield  the proyince $39,-120 revenue and  the mine owners a net profit of  $1,065,580.  If the above figures are fairly  accurate���if they are not mine  owners can have space in Tin*"  Triijune to show where they are  inaccurate���the 2 per cent tax cannot be classed as unfair taxation ou  either the mine owners of the  .Slocan or of the Boundary.  she would have got through had  not the steering gear become damaged badly, placing her in a dangerous position. The crew worked  bravely and rigged hand gear and  tho vessel was again brought  under control. Unfortunately the  hand gear also became, damaged.  The deck hands had an awful time.  The gale lasted 20 hours, and an  immense sea broke over the vessel,  smashing the' booby hatch and  flooding her between decks where  the steerage passengers were located. , It also washed away the  greater portion of the fittings and  did considerable deck damage.  Three life boats were smashed.  Some of the crew were seriously  injured and one seaman was killed  on deck. When the storm moderated captain Taylor decided to return to Queenstown. It was difficult work to steer the big ship, but  she managed to reach here without  assistance. Her officers and men  were exhausted.  FROM BOUNMBY CBBEK JISTBICT  One Hundred Thousand Tons of Ore Has Been the Out-'  put of the Past Year.  y-f.  BOERS CAPTURE HELVETIA  WAS  HELD BY A  DETACHMENT  OF LIVERPOOL  TROOPS.  FOUR SMELTERS WILL SOON BE IN OPERATION THERE  Fifty Killed and  Wounded   and  200  Prisoners   Taken ���- The   Post  Reoccupied by Reeves  re-  has been  - Helvetia  on tlie  railway  Had to Return to.Port.  Queenstown, December 31.���The  British steamer Lake Megalith*,  captain Taylor, from; Liverpool,  December 25th, and Queenstown,  December 2ttth, for St. John, returned to Queenstown harbor yesterday (Sunday) morning-after a  terrible experience in the gale. She  left Queenstown on Wednesday,  carrying the Canadian mails, fifty-  five saloon and cabin passengers  and about 500 passengers in the  steerage, principally foreigners,  many Jews among them. She had  reached 400 miles west Thursday  night when she encountered a merciless gale.     Behaving splendidly,  '    London, December 31:���The war  "office   has   received the following  'dispatch from lord Kitchener: Pretoria,  December  30y7:50  a!   m.���  General Lyttleton  reports that our  post at Helvetia was captured yesterday   morning    by    the.   Boers.  About 50 were killed, and wounded  and > 200   taken   prisoners.     Lord  ; Kitchener reports that he is following witli a small force-in the track  of the enemy, Helvetia being  occupied by Reeves, who  '.reinforced from Belfast..  was   a   strong,   position  f Machadodcrp-Ly deubu rg  and was held  by a detachment of  the Liverpool regiment.  ,    London,   December 31. ��� While  lord Kitchener sends bad  news for  'England on the closing day of the  ! year the press continues to take a  ; hopeful view of a  grave  situation  | and of' revelations of an enormously  ; wide field of Boer activity. General  Dewet is still at large.   Kimberley  is isolated.   The Boers are in force  and they have captured   a strong  'position at Helvetia in the Lyden-  I burg district.    While judging from  lord   Kitchener's   very recent advices, no iirogress is being   made  against the Boer invaders in Cape  Colony.  According to further  telegrams  ' received yesterday Zeerust is practically Boer besieged, but has pro-  visions^sufficient^foikAm^inonths.=  .The garrison at Ottoshoop has been  Avithdrawn to Lydenburg.  A dispatch from C'arnavon, dated  yesterday, reports that the Boers  who have been threatening that  point were driven off and are being  pursued. " It is evident," says a  belated message from Krugersdorp,  dated December 23rd, "that the  Boer commissariat in tho direction  of Magaliesberg is well supplied and  that until the country between hero  and Magaliesberg is properly cleared  of Boers they will continue to concentrate there, tlie ground being  particularly adapted to their  methods of warfare."  The Boors admit that iu their  fight with general Clements at  Nooitgadacht they lost 139 men.  "It is understood that lord Kitchener cannot ask the colonies officially to send troops," says a Durban dispatch dated December 29,  "but desires it to be known in Australia and Canada that the Australians and Canadians arriving in Natal will be eligible for immediate  enlistment in any irregular corp3  which is proceeding to Johannesburg for five months' service."  A correspondent at Burghersdorp  wiring Saturday reports: "Two  fresh commandos,are entering the  Colony. One'has already crossed  near Knaapdaar and the arrival of  another is expected in tho String-  burg district. The Boers are said  to have two or three horses each,  though in bad condition. They  have no guns or transport, but are  well supplied with Lee-Metfoid  rifles and ammunition. Captured  Boers say the intention of these  commandos is to roam about and  wait until general Dewet appears  upon the scene."  CitEENWOOD, December 30.���[Special to The Tribune.]���The progress  made during the past year indevel-  ment of the many mining camps of  the   Boundary creek   district   has  been most satisfactory.   The.district has advanced to the shipping  stage, and some 20 properties have  from   time   to time sent out ore.  Tlie output for the year amounts to  over 100,000 tons.   Of this amount  the   larger   portion   was   supplied  from the B. C. in Summit camp, the  Knob   Hill-Old    Ironsides-Victoria  group of mines in Phoenix camp  and the Mother Lode mine in Dead-  wood camp.   Anyone cognizant of  the mineral resources of  the dis-  trictrof what it is really capable of  producing, will concede that it is  the richest and greatest portion'of  British   Columbia,   yet   in its infancy, but destined to become one  .of the largest producing sections of  copper-gold.ore in the world.   During the 12 months gone by the mining world has watched, with intense  interest the solution of the problem of treating the low-grade ores  of   Phoenix   camp at the Granby  smelter.   That this has been successfully accomplished is evidenced  by the.statement that this smelter,  now of a daily capacity of 000 tons,  is to be immediately doubled.  One of the strongest arguments  that the correspondent of The  Tribune can advance in support of  the merits of the Boundary is the  construction at a "cost of $5,000,000  of the branch of the Canadian  Pacific, railwayythe Columbia &  Western���witli its' network of spurs  tapping the principal producing  camps. Until one has been through  the district, seen the immense outcrops of ore, measuring from 50 to  400 feet in width ; noted the amount  of capital being put into the def:  velopment of the mines and their  equipment; the construction of  three smelters, with a fourth' for  the present year, it is hard to appreciate what its future will be. Its  mineralized area is so great, that  any attempt at a resume of the development now in progress, eve'n'of  the   briefest  columns.  Beside   the  Grand  Forks,  August     21st  smelters are  completion  much   to add  the B. C.   in  le Snowshoe in  in  time   have  So  much   for  nature,    would    fill  Granby smelter at  that was blown in  last, two other  now rapidly nearing  That of the British  ColumbiaCopper company at Green-  =wood=is=to=have=air-=inithiH?apaeity-  of 300 tons and will be ready to  start operations about the first  week in February. Three 'miles  below the city, on Boundary creek,  is the reduction works of -the  .Standard Pyritic Smelting company, limited. Its capacity will be  300 tons daily and the management  hope by the end of February to  commence smelting. The year will  witness, there now seems little  doubt, tho building of a fourth  smelter by tlie Dominion Copper  company. To these four plants it  is not predicting too  that such mines as  .Summit camp and tl  Phoenix camp will  their own smelters,  the smelter situation.  Turning to tho mines, mention  will first be made of Deadwood  camp, within three miles of the  city. Here are situated such properties as the Mother Lode, Sunset  group, Marguerite, -Greyhound, Ah  There, Great Hopes, Morrison and  Buckhorn, all underactive development. There are seven power plants  in Deadwood camp. The deepest  workings are at the Mother Lode,  whose shaft is down 325 feet. This  mine is tho only permanent shipper, large stopes having been opened  on the 200 and 300-foot levels and  an immense machinery plant, the  hoist of which is second only in size  to that on the Le Roi in the Rossland camp, is now being installed.  To the end of the year the expenditure on tho Mother Lode and the  smelter at Greenwood, both owned  by the same company, will have  easily amounted to $450,000.  At Phoenix are located the  Miner-Graves syndicate's group,  consisting   of   the   Old   Ironsides-  U  Knob Hill-Victoria; the Dominion^  Copper     Company's    group,    th"o:^|  Brooklyn, Stemwinder, Idaho/nndy-n  Rawhide; the Snowshoe, Gold Drop \*5|  aud the .War Eagle, each owned by, -j��  separate    companies,    and   -manjrT-*^"  other promising claims.   Like those  in Deadwood camp, the mines at  Phoenix   are noted for the enorT  mous surface outcrops of gold-copper ore  that attracted. the attention of the first prospectors in 1891.  With the exception  of the Idaho  and Rawhide, all the other minea  are equipped   with power plants.  The greatest depYh * so * far attained    '  is in the Old  Ironsides shaft, "down  400 feet.   The permanent shipping  mines are the three included in the  Miner-Graves   holdings.      Just   to  give one instance' of the ore! deposits in this camp, the correspond  dent would cite the case of   the  Knob Hill mine.    In his last report  to   the"  company   superintendent  William Volen Williams  estimated,  that the   ore   in; sight   and   now  available  was over 1,500,000 tons'  actually   blocked   out   above' the*  main crosscut tunnel.    His estimate  of the average of this deposit was^r  $8.37 per ton.    In other  words'thiia;-^��  mine alone has $11,500,000' "of\ore.-"'  The shipments from  the  combined'*:  three mines, over which Mr.  Williams is in charge amounts to 990tl^.j  toni-r  daily,   sent   to   the   Gv&nbyf$W  smelter.   ; -~   _ ~-��~��.&��^i  Adjoining Phoenix is Wellington^Sl  camp.   "The. Brandon    &   Golderf'-^l  Crown, Winnipeg-"and the  A'thel^^l  stan are the.three shippers of.jthi��?it-t J  camp.     The greatest   depth. %"322V,/**/'���  feet, is obtained in the shaiVofAthe'' ?  ��� first named-property. .< The-threft.,j_  properties aro equipped with power    ,3i|  'plant.  - Going north  from this city ten  miles Summit camp is reached, -t Ir,  ;too,   has. numerous,   locations*  of  |promising, sliowings.    The  leading  .producer is the B. C.  mine,  owned  ���by   a Montreal   company.     Other'  properties - are   the    Oro    Derioro,*  , Emma,   R.   Bell,  Mountainv*View,,  Rambler and Blue. Bell.     On* the  jB.'C. the shaft is down 400 feet and  ,'with   the  exception of this mine  none of the other  properties  have  heavy equipment.    The  B. C.  pro-  ' duces perhaps the-richest copper-  ,gold'ore in the district, ships to the,  -Trail smelter,' and its net  profit, is  over     .iii 2     per     ton.  $3,000,000    was ���' refused  'mine.       ���  ;    Further east some, four  north fork of   the' Ke ttle_  *|  ���*;i  1  Recently  for    the-  miles the  river is  ;reached, passing through Brown's  ;cam'p. Here are located the Volcanic, Humming Bird; Strawberry  and Golden Eagle. On the hist  three mines active development has  been in progress for several months,  both the Golden Eagle and tho  Humming Bird having shipped.  Other camps, such us Long Lake,  ���Smith's Copper, Providence, Cen-.  trnl, .Skylark, Kimberley and West  Copper are all reached from Greenwood by wagon road. Each "of *  these has its principal mine, but-  with tho exception of the City of,  Pari.*- and Lexington mines in Cen-,  tral camp and the Jewel in'L*6rr_;"  Luke camp, there has been little development doing the past year;  The three properties mentioned are,  however, in the shipping list.  To date some .$5,000,000 has been  expended in the acquisition, development and equipment of mines in  this district, outside of the sums  employed in the construction of the  three smelters. The start has only  been made. What will it be in a  decade from now, when there will  be half a dozen smelters in active  operation, some fifty shipping mines *  and thousands of well-paid employees '. . _^ .--.1.  The New Roller Mills. rj  Montreal, December 30.���Share-i,??*  holders of the Dominion Iron & y  Steel Company yesterday ratified  the issue qf $5,000,000 pieferred  stock for the establishmet of a rail  and plate mill at Sydney, B. C.  General manager Moxham leported  that large sales of iron have already been made at satisfactory  prices for foreign and Canadian delivery, and that the first iron furnace would be started about the  middle of January.  ,-21  ���'al  I  I  -m  ���ajf  4*  ^".l THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON B. G MONDAY; DECEMBER 31 1900  _-*_~~i  .��5l-,*�������*,*'*,  \tf  Hi  Hi  ti  Hi  Hi  itf ���������  _������_;__���_'�����*:        v>*>,'&**_^-:S*i*_���~.v-:_>t_'  P^V-��*a,-V ff'-0~^T0-0~9'0'0'0  ,0-0^f  Hi  Ali  Don't Try  ���������  TO MAKE YOURSELF BELIEVE THAT  THE WINTER IS OVER  ************************  That S  ti  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  ti  ti  ti  ti  Hi  Hi  ti  Hi  Hi  ia  Hi  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  i}\ REDUCTIONS  ������    or    ������  You are wearing may have been good  enough for Fall, bub 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.  Good, Neat, Natty Suits, from $8.00 to  $17.00  *______9****************  ti  ti  ti  Hi  Hi  Hi  ti  Hi  Hi  ti  Hi  ti  ti  Hi  ti  ti  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  ti  Hi  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  m  to  OF   25% ALL  LINE.  DOWN  ************************_  THE/}\  to  to  to  PIHudson's Bay Co. 1  s  to  to  to  to  to  TELEPHONE  4_*.l_*')_t *_������____ i_��_*  m-  ��tte tErUmne*-  ��� Sa  sfe,',  TTt__CTTTTrTT^TTTTrirX--r-:TTT^*f-:gHT  NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS.  From and after Oetober 1st, all  subscribers to the Daily Tribune  who are served by carrier will  be required to pay their subscriptions weekly to the carrier.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES.  Weekly, by oarrier ...  Monthly, by oarrier   '.       .  Three Months, by oarrier        .  Six Months, by carrier  .     ���  One Year, by oarrier  (    -25  1 00  2 50  5 00  10 00  rr-t.r..._lli  r-\- The people of Nelson aro beginning to doubt  '_, the sutHciency of their water supply. .  ���i * The above is from the Victoria.  Colonist, and is one of the results  of the "knocking" policy of the  Nelson Evening Miner. As a matter of fact, the people of Nelson  have no doubts as to the sufficiency  of their water supply.   They have  not only an abundant supply for  their present uses, but an abundant  supply is in sight for their future  requirements."'   But   in   order   to  .score a point against men iu office,  the Nelson  Evening Miner would  make   it   appear   that   the   city's  affairs have   been badly mismanaged.   This assertion  of   an ������irresponsible newspaper is taken as the  opinion of tho people of Nelson by  newspapers  like the  Colonist, and  ifc is spread broadcast to tho injury  of Nelson.    Few people realize the  injurious   effect's   such   statements  have.    If   these   lying   statements  were only seen by people who read  the    Nelson    Evening    Miner,   no  great   harm     would    result;   but  such     statements      are      copied  |   and        recopied      into     newspa-  *   pers that are  read by people who  can injure the eity.   The Colonist  is not likely to print a line denying  -the accuracy of the falsehood it has  unwittingly   circulated, and if   it  did, ifc would  not be copied into a  .single newspaper  that  printed the  original falsehood.  ,r   The last day of the year 1000  closes'a year that has been fairly  prosperous for tlie people of the  mining districts of Kootenay and  Yale. The year commenced with  aJBore or less friction existing in  Heveral   districts    between   mine-  owner and mine-worker because of  the enforcement of the eight-hour-  day law.   That friction has ceased,  and there is not likely to be any  recurrence' of it in the near future.  The fight-hour day has come  to  stay, and what is known as the  Slocan  Standard  Hate   of   Wages  will be the accepted wage rate for  many a day in the mining camps of  British Columbia.    The output of  the mines for the year exceed iu  value  the output of  any former  year,   and   the   progress made in  every branch of industrial  enterprise is in keeping with that made  in mining.    No town in Kootenay  or Yale has  less population  today  than on the first day of the year,  aiid some of them have had a fairly  large increase.   The beginning  of  the   year found more or less de-  pression in   the Boundary towns._  consequent on the over-estimated  life   of   the   boom    that resulted  from      large      expenditures      in  mine   development    and    railway  building;    the   close   finds   these  towns among the most prosperous  in the province.   The year revealed  no evidence that our people are not  law-abiding and sunny tempered,  and it will close with every one.determined to make tho most of the  year 1901.  TnEid!; aro a number of newspapers in Kootenay which have suddenly espoused the cause of the  poor down - trodden mine-owner.  These newspapers say the mine-  owners are forced to pay unfair  taxes to the province; pay unfair  to freight and treatment charges  railways and smelters, and are  likely to be ground down by an export duty on ore. The Tribune* is  of opinion that these newspapers are  not altogether honest in their sudden espousal of the cause of an interest that has been aud is now  fairly treated���as fairly treated as  any other business interest in the  province. In the'matter of taxation, the owners ot mines do not  pay a dollar of direct taxation on  their property when Avorked, even  though ifc may be worth millions  of dollars. A mine-owner may  have hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of ore blocked ont in  his mine or piled upon the dump,  yet he does not pay a dollar in  taxes on it .is long as it remains  unsold. When he sells it, he is required to pay 2 per cent on the  value of the ore at the dump. This  system of taxation surely cannot  work to the injury of anyone developing mines, for unless ore is  shipped no taxes are paid, and if  the ore is shipped the tax is not  paid until returns are actually obtained from the sale of the ore. It  cannot work to the injury of the  man who lias a prospect or a mine  for sale. Intending purchasers  know exactly how to figure on the  worth of a mine when they know  that the provincial tax is so much a  ton on the ore actually sold.  Freight and treatment charges on  ores are regulated much the same  as are charges for changing other  raw materials into salable products. Those engaged in the business aim to get good returns on  their invested capital. If there is  money to be made in treatiug ore,  capital will be found to erect mills  and smelters. No one person or one  company can have a monopoly of  the business. Tiie question of treating the ores mined in British Columbia with in British Columbia is  notasentimental one. Itisabnsiness  question that is far-racbing hilts  benefits. The people of British Columbia should derive the full benefit from the working and sale of  the natural resources of the province. One of the natural resources  is oro. Mining tho ore is but one  of the several methods at which  men can be employed in turning  this natural resource into'a saleable commodity. Smelting the ore  is another of the methods; separating and refining the product of the  smelter is another, of the methods;  manufacturing the metals so separated and refined is still another of  the methods. Why should not all  these, methods be carried ou in  British Columbia? And why can-,  not they all be carried on in British  Columbia without working either  an injury or a hardship on the  mine-owner? The business men  who have made money in Kootenay  can be counted on the finger ends,  and the total of all their, cleanups  would not be half the sum that was.  realized from the working and sale  of the Payne mine; but for every  word that is printed describing the  hardships and the worries and the  failures of business men in Kootenay, thousands are printed describing tho trials and the sufferings and the unfair treatment of  the mine-owners.  TiH3 failure of the London &  Globe Finance Corporation need  not cause any great alarm in British Columbia. Its holdings were  confined entirely to shares in one  or two companies organi/.ed to  work mines in Rossland. Tho  "priceVof~these"shares were inflated"  to ten times their actual value, and  when the speculative bubble burst,  the London & Globe people were  caught on the short side, and failure was the consequence. Tlie  mining industry of British Columbia is not dependent for its success  on speculation, . and corporations  that indulge in such fancies must  take chances.  A woman is as old as she i**leases  until she looks as old as she is.  KOOTENAY   COFFEE CO.  ************************  Coffee Roasters  Dealers in Tea and Coffee  ���**���* *** ****** ***. ****** *���**���  We are offering at lowest prices t he best  -grades of Ceylon, India, China and Japan  "Teas.  Our Bes*,\Mocha and Java Coffee, per  pound S 40  Monha anil Java Blend, 3 pounds  1 00  Choice Blend Cofl'ee, -I pound.-?  1 00  Speciul Blend Coffee,-!! pounds  1 00  Rio Blend Coffee, C pounds r. 1 00  Special Blond Ceylon Ten, per pound 30  A TRIAL ORDER SOLICITED.  KOOTENAY COFFEE GO.  Telephone 177.  P. 0. BOX 182.  WEST BAKER STBEET, NELSON.  uty0'*~  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  l ���  ^*��  ^^ ��� -_**Ha  .   _B0��  '0T * I  w* __w *  ���**���_. ���<  <?  FRED IRVINE &  ���*********���************.*.*.*.**.*.*.**.*.*.*.*.**.  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  ... CLEARANCE SALE ...  PREPARATORY TO STOCK-TAKING  COMMENCING  Monday, December 31st  HOSIERY, PRESS GOODS, SILKS,   TABLE LINENS,   TOWELS,  MILLINERY, MANTLES, FURS  CARPETS, CURTAINS, REMNANTS FROM ALL DEPARTMENTS AT BARGAIN PRICES.  ���S-4,*"*.  to  _   ��*  to  to  MANTLES���Ladies Jackets, Coats and  Golf Capes at less than cost.  FURS���Balance of our Fur stock at  25% Discount.  DRESS GOODS & SILKS���We offer  our stock of Dress Goods and  Dress Silks at 20% Discount.  Silks for Evening Wear, a large  stock offered at 20% Discount.  *******************.***.**.  SKIRTS���Ladies Ready-Made from $2  upwards.  BLOUSE WAISTS-Our full stock of  Ladies Waists at half price.  MILLINERY���All our Ladies Trimmed  Hats to clear at Half price.  LADIES COSTUMES-Ladies Tailor-  Made. Suits, we will sell the  balance at Bargain  Prices.  CARPETS & FLOOR OILCLOTHS-  20% Discount during the sale.  WINDOW SHADES-At greatly reduced prices. Bargains in odd  pairs of Lace Curtains.  MENS WEAR���Mens Fleece-Lined  Underwear from 60c each, up.  Bargains in Mens Ties, etc.  Remnants of Silks, Dress Goods, Prints, Flannels, Table Linens, Carpets, etc., at less than Half Price.  ******************.******.  ���FRED IRVINE & CO.,  ���_ft__, ___ '__�� "__*'-*__��  ___.___._______-___.___.    ,   ___.    .    ,   __   __ *_��_*���  : \^S*^!^' -������ '���__>' _*_ '__.'t^- **��� **^*- *'^i  ' ^^ '00 ' f_\z '00 *0~ '00* ��� 0_** * * ^��v. <_>y. ^^�� <*^�� >��^ . ^m. ^^. ~^.^^ . *^. ^^. >���>!. ^^. >^. *^. -^ ^m_.'_0��  V^a^t *^*^Sr^^ * ^"fc '^���k * ^*K *^_k ��� ^^ *^���h  ��� ^fc '^^ ��� ^^ a^tt ��� ^^ *5^* *"**���fc * * ^0 * ^0* ^0 * 00' 00 * 00*^^0* ��_0*^S> ' ^0' ^0 ' ^0' f*0 ' 00* ^0 ' 0_0^0^'  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  321 to SSI Baker Street, Nelson-  American and European Plans.  MEALS   25    CENTS  ROOMS LIGHTED BY ELECTRICITY  AND HEATRD BY STEAM  25 CENTS TO 91  QUEEN'S HOTEL  BAKER STREET. NELSON.  Lighted by Electricity and Heated with Hot Air.  Large comfortable bedrooms and  first-class  dinlng-room. Sample rooms tor oommerolal men.  RATES $2 PER DAY  H|rs. E. C. Clarke, Prop.  LATE OB* THB ROYAL HOTEL, 0A-8ARY  IVJadden House Kffl  The onlj hotol ln Nelson that baa remained  under one management since 1890.  The bed-rooms ore well tarnished and lighted  by eleotrlolty.  The bar Is always stocked by the best dom s-  fclo Mid Imported liquors and olgars.  THOMAS MADDEN, Proprietor.  SLOCAN JUNCTION HOTEL  J. H. McMANUS, Manager  P. Burns & Co.  Hkad Office at  NELSON, B. O.  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers in Meats  Markets at Nelson, Rossland, Trail, Kaslo, Ymir, Sandon, Silverton, Ne***  Denver, Revelstoke, Ferguson Grand Porks, Greenwood, Cascade City, Mid  way, 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 ��-   ��   TRAVES,   Manager  nRn-niRH bv matt. RTnrnMOTji nARVivnr, avd pw.up " _-rt���*���tnir  WORKS  ROSSL.AIND   ENGIINBERIINCi  cunliffe & 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. Looomotlvo-type boiler, with enpine attached and all fittings, ready to turn on steam.  1 b}"x8" Double-Cylinder Friction Drain-Hobt, built by Ingersoll Co.  1 Sinking Pump, No ,1 Cnmoron. New York.  1 Sinking 1'ninp, 10"x5"xl3", outside packed plunger pattern.  Watch this adverti-cmont for further lists, or wiite us before you buy for completo list. We  may havo just what you want.  Agents for Northey Pumps.   Stock carried.  P.  O.  Box 198.  THIRD  AVENUE.  ROSSLAND.  W -SB-SIIT COSTS BUT ONE OTNT|__g%ag_h.  To drop us a post card that we may call and give estimates.   It nave-* many dollars.  Never  have auy plumbing done until you have soon our good- t��nd our prloes.  OPPOSITB*^���  STRACHAN BROTHERS. Plumb��**.  Bar stocked with host brands of wines, liquors,  and Cigars. Beer on draught). Large oomfort*-  abln mom a.   Flrsh-ailasa ta*bl�� hoard.  Ask Vour Grocer,  tor New  SWEET   CIDER  for Mince Pies.  CIDER VINEGAR  THORPE & CO., Ltd.  -HE  BEST-  DRINK  BEER.  AnheuserBusch  ST. LOUIS LAGER  REILEY & BENOY  SUCCESSORS TO H. 1). ASHCKOFT)  BLACKSMITHS   AND   WOOD   WORK**!..-*  EXPERT HORSESHOEINC.  To bo had wholesale at Nelson.  ���_-_-_-H��aHB-&-l  R. REISTERER & CO.  :*t ���     ���  BH--WEH4 _ND BOTTUCHS 0*P  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  t). P. Rithet & Co., Ltd.  VICTORIA,  B. C.  Special attention givon to jll kinds of ropairlns  and custom work from c.-.-iitlo points. Heavy  bolts made to order on stioi' notice.  Surpassing  Display in  Fall Suitings  Prompt and regular ���������*������  dellvflrv ho thn trad- '  Brewery at Nelson  B. C. EXPRESS  and Transfer Co. -  Baggage and oxpress moved to any part of the  olty. Speolal attention given to heavy teaming.  Ofllce with tho Nolson Wine Co.. Baker street.  GKO. V. MOTION, Manager.  Telephone 93.  A: B.  GRAY,  Baker  Street,   Nelson  Kootenay Agent.  P. J. RUSSELL  Buyer and Exporter of  RAW   FURS  Highest Prices  Prompt Returns  Fair Assortment  Ship by Express!   NELSON, B'  O.  NOTICE.  All parlies having claims against, the Nelson  Trades and Labor Assembly will present tliein at  once for payment.  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, Raker Streot.  FRRD J. SQUIRE. Manager.  ARTHUR   GEE  MERCHANT TAILOR.  TUKMONT IIOTRTa  BLOCK.  WHOLESALE TRADE  CRATED AND MINERAL WATERS.  THORPE & CO., IalMITKD.-Coruor Vernon  and Cedar streots, Nelson, manufacturers  of and wholesalo dealers in o*ruted waters and  fruit syrups. Solo agents for Halcyon Spring*  mineral water.   Tolephono (JO.  ASSAYERS'   SUPPLIES.  WF. TEETZEL & CO.���Cornor Bakor and  ��� Josopliiiio streols, Nolson, wholesale doal  ers ln aswiyers supplies. Agents for Deiive  Fire Clav Co. of Denver. Colorado.  COMMISSION MERCHANTS.    f  Hi. EVANS 8c. CO.���Baker streot, Nelson  ��� wholosale dealors iu liquors, cigars  oomont, Are brick and tiro clay, water pipe and  stool rails, and general commission merchants.'  ELECTRICAL   SUPPLIES.  KOOTENAY ELECTRIC SUPPLY Sc CONST RUCTION COMPANY��� Wholcs-ilodealers ln telephones, annunciators, bells, batteries,  fixtures, oto., Houston block. Nelson.  FLOUR AND FEED.  BRACE-MAN -KER MILLING COMPANY  ���Cereals, Flour, Grain, Hay. Straight or  mixed cars shipped to all Kootonay Points,  Grain elevators at all principal points on Calgary-  Edmonton R. R. Mills at Victoria, New Wosb-  minster. and Edmonton, Alberta.  TAYLOR FEED & PRODUCE CO.-Baker  street. Nelson (Goorge F. Motion's old  stand). Flour, Food, Grain, Hay and Produco.  Car lots a specialty. Correspondence solicited.  Phone 26.  FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  P    BURNS &   CO.���Baker street,   Nelson,  ���   wholesale dealers in fresh and oured meats.  Cold storage.  GROCERIES.  A MACDONALD & CO.-Corner Front and  ��� Hall streets, wholesale grocors- and  Jobbers in blankots. gloves, mitts, boots, rubbers,  mackinaws and minors' sundries.  OOTBNAY SUPPLY  COMPANY,   LIMI-  TED���Vornon   street,  Nelson,   wholesale  grocers.  J" OHN CHOLDITCH & CO.-Front streot, Nol-  ���eonrwholosale grocers.  Y. GRIFFIN & CO.-Front street, Nelson,  ���   wholesale   dealers   In   provisions,   cured  meats, butter and eggs.  HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.  HBYERS & CO.���Cornor Bakor and Josephine  ��� stroets, Nelson, wholesale doalers ln hardware* and mining supplies. Agents for Giant  Powder Co.  LAWRENCE   HARDWARE    COMPANY  Baker St., Nelson, wholesale   doalers In      \  hardware and mining supplies, aud water aud  plumbers' supplies.  LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  rnURNER, BEKTON & CO���Corner Vernon  ���** and Josephine stroets, Nelson, wholosale  doalers In liquors, olgars and dry goods. Agents  for Pabst Browing Co. of Milwaukee and Cal  gory Browing Co. of Calgary,  POWDER, CAPS AND FUSE.  HAMILTON POWDER COMPANY-Boker  street*, Nelson, manufacturers of dynamite,  sporting, stumping and black blasting powders,  wholesale dealers In caps and fuse, aud eleotrio  blasting apparatus.  SASH AND DOORS.  NELSON SAW AND PLANING MILLS,  LIMITED���Corner Front and Hall streets,  Nelson, manufacturers of and wholesale doalers  lu sash and doors; all kinds of factory work made  to order.  WINES,AND CIGARS.  CALIFORNIA WINE COMPANY, LIMI-  ��-/ TED-Corner Front and Hall st-oots, Nelson, wholesale dealers In wines (oaBe and bulk,  aiirt rtornnoMo anil Imonrlnvl nlotftrn.  J. H. MATHESON. Sajcretiry.    ��� fashion In coats.  Large stock of high-class imported Roods.  A  specialty of the square   shoulder-lie latest j  A. R. BARROW,'-A.M&CH.*  PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  Corner Vlotoria aud Kootenay Hta-eots.  P. O. Box Ua. TELEPHONE NO, 06  ENGINEERS.  CHARLES PARKER-Mlntng and milling eo-  *** glueer. Turner-BoeokhBlook, Baker street,  Nntoon,  ARCHITECTS.  gWART & CARME-ArchltectB.  aiid 3 Aberdeen block, Baker slxeafc, No  ���a* i -3  THE TRIBUNE i NELSON B. 0 M'OtftJfAt DECEMBER 31 1900  rp  3  ��_���  BANK OF MONTBEAL  CAPITAL, all paid up....$12,000,000.00  REST    7.000.000.00  UNDIVIDED PRpyiTS       427.180.80  -���*rd Strathcona and Mount Royal ...President  tton. George A. Druminoud Vice-President  E. S. Clouston General Manager  NELSON BRANCH  Corner Baker and Kootenay Streets.  A. H. BUCHANAN, Manager.  Branches in London (England) New York,  Chicago, and all tho principal cities in Canada.  THE BANK OF  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  NELSON  Buy and  Transfers.  Grant   Commercial  sell Sterling Exchange and Cable  and   Travelers'  Credits,  available in any part of tho world.  Drafts Issued, Collections Made, Eto,  Savings Bank Branch  CURRENT RATK OK INTKRKBT PAID.  FORD'S EUROPEAN GOSSIP  Is now prepared to issue Drafts and  Letters of Credit on Skaguay, U. S.,  Atlin, B. C, and Dawson City, N. W. T.  Imperial Bank of Canada  HEAD  OFFICK. TORONTO.  Capital Authorized  Capital Paid up  Rest  $2,500,000  $2,458,603  $1,700,000  Tho South African Situation.  New* York,. December 30.-���In a  special cable dispatch, dated 0 a.m.,  Isaac N. Ford,  special  correspondent of the New York Tribune, says  of the situation in   South   Africa:  The Boer operations disclosed in the  latest dispatches indicate a deliberate but unsuccessful   attempt   to  break   the   British   lines of   communication.     The  raid across the  Orange river has been a failure and  the bands of guerrillas  have been  headed off and  aro retiring.    The  Dutch sympathizers in Cape Colony  may be ready  to  offer  present assistance but  they will   not   light.  The Boer., having failed to shift the  scene of military operations southward, are now resuming their harassing tactics   along the  railways  leading from Natal and throughout  the .Orange  river colony.    Skirmishing is constant, but no advantage  is   gained.     Brief _ summaries    of  these petty fights show that there  is   a   daily   casualty   list   on   the  British side aud this is enlarged by  mortalities from fever and various  diseases.   When the lines are kept  by an army of over 200,000 men the  accounts of   these  operations are  gloomy reading for a uation weary  of"war and anxious for the  restoration of peace.   But it is inaccurate  to represent the Boer army as acting   on  the  defensive and  barely  holding its -ground.    It  would  be  more correct to assert that there is  .no teed progress on either side.  Old soldiers who keep watch . of  what is going on say that lord  Kitchener is doing as well as can  be expected, that he. is gradually  wearing out the Boers, that Dewet  will be run down sooner or later,  and that tho bands will be dispersed when their horses and  ammunition give out. They do not  expect important results from the  establishment of government  laagers, for tlie protection of the  burghers and their families who  are willing to surrender. The  Dutch women are more bitter than  the burghers themselves and are  unwilling to live in laagers. Sir  David Barbour, who started yesterday for South Africa on a special mission for the investigation of  the financial resources of the Dutch  territories, has been conferring  with Mr. Chamberlain and obtaining, liis ideas on many questions  relating to mines, railways and  other properties. While his main  work as a financial expert has been  done in India, he has studied the  ~WsmTfc1fif="df*~6^h~er^  pire. He was a member of the  commission which recently visited  the British West Indies to report  ou the economic needs of that  group of colonies, but rejected sir  Henry Norman's comprehensive  proposals for tho revival of the  cane, sugar industry, means of  duties equal to foreign boundaries,  ami joined sir Edward Gray in  recommending various peddling  devices and petty doles.  All Are PeBBimiats.  Moralists with a century as well  as a year behind them are making  it week of it. Everything is reviewed from finance to football and  pessimism is availing not. The  English Diogenes at the close of the  year may find an honest man, but  not an optimist. The English are  the severest critics of their own  shortcomings and expose themselves  with stark naked candor. The impression created ,,by columns of  forebodings is that'"- everything is  going worse, that the/South African  war has been bungled from first to  last, that British prestige has been  impaired, that the finances of the  campaign have , been badly managed, that the government has been  compelled to borrow money at rates  nobody would have believed likely,  that the Americans aud Germans are taking away a large  proportion: of England's foreign  trade, that the country is wofully  behind other nations in mechanical  invention and electrical, enterprises,  and that everybody in the slang of  the day needs to "buck up" at the  opening of the new year and the  new century. The chorus of  grumbling   and . croaking   19    the j  TO THE ELECTORS Of NELSON:  At the request of a number of electors, I have  decided to offer my'clf as a candidate for mayor  at the coining civic elections. I have served as  alderman two years of tho 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 tho city is.such as will bear  inspection.  1 believe that tho cit y has valuable assats in the  water and electric light system-*, and while in  the council I did everything possible tosafeguard  those assets; and if elected .mayor no act or vote  of_mino.wiU be In favor of aIlowiug-any_outslde  corporato interest to become a competitor with  thgeityin the business of oloctrie lighting, a  business in which the city has already invested  $70,000.  While in the council in 1807,1 voted in favor of  incorporating a fair wage clause in all contracts*,  and that principle was carried out in both lettor  and spirit. 1 see no reason to change my views  on tliat question now. And I believe, further,  that with competent foremen and .superintendence that tho city can get as good value for I he  money spent by having the great bulk of its work  done by day's labor as by tho contract system,  and no good reason can be advanced why the  city should not pay the same rato of wages and  work men the same number of hours as prevails  in private enterprises.  I am In favor of giving Ihe busInos3 and property Interests evory safeguard possible, and to  that end I believe the lire department should be  made as cfllclont as possible, consistent' Willi the  revenues of the city.  Nelson should bo kept ln advance of its livals,  and everything possible must bo done to induce manufacturing enterprise* to locate here,  for it is the payrolls that build up the cities of  today.  Nelson, a western city, is as orderly and law  abiding as eastern cities. This is because the  people of Nolson are tolerant. I believe that this  spirit of toleration should be continued, and I  will K elected mayor do 'no act to abridge or curtail the rights or piivileges of one class of our  citizens merely because another class may have  different, views.  Tho ci'y has made a 8ta<*t In permanent street  improvements, and I am In favor of continuing  these Improvements as fast as possible, with duo  regard io the revenues of the city.  If elected mayor, 1 am in a position and will  pledge myself to devote my time lo Ihe conduct  of the city's business,  FRANK FLETCHER.  Neleon. December 15th, 1900.  A  CARD.  To tub Rathpavekb op the Citv of Ni*r.-  sos.���Ladies and Gentlemen: Having been requested by a number of friends (ratepayers) in  this city to become a candidate for alderman in  the Kast ward, I may say I have plenty of spare  time on band, and would bo pleased to devote a  portion of it toward attondiog to your interests,  not only in the East ward, but throughout the  city generally. Should you deem my services  accoptuble, and honor nie with a place at your  municipal boar J, I shall do my best to merit, the  confidence placed in me.   Faithfully,  JOHN PATERSON.  Nelson, B. C��� December 21th, 1900,  characte -istic refrain of a nation of  fault finders at the dawn of a new  era. In reality evei'y Englishman  knows that the empire was never  stronger than it is at this moment,  with the loyalty of the colonies invigorated; while competition is  steadily increasing on foreign commerce, home trade was never better nor the financial stability of the  country more certain. While war  is still draggiug on tho Dutch governments have been overturned beyond a chance of restoration and  the richest gold fields in the world  have been conquered aud brought  under tribute to British prosperity.  Matters, Military.  Discussing tho military affairs of  tho   empire,  Mr.  Ford says:   The  most controversial question at the  close of the year is the real stronghold   of   military   administration.  The duke of Cambridge was for a  long period commander-in-chief of  the British army with almost autocratic power over its oflicers. When  he reluctantly retired lord Wolseley entered headquarters as a reformer, but a civilian secretary of  war in reality took command of the  army.     Lord   Wolseley has  gone  out and lord Roberts is  coming in,  but it is not yet clear whether Mr.  Broderick   intends   to    relax    his  civilian  grip  on the service.    The  recall of sir Henry Colville to London and the resignation  of colonel  Spragge   indicate   that    the    new  secretary of war considers  himself  responsible for the enforcement of  discipline among officers  aud  does  not intend to shirk his duties.  Two  oflicers who were apparently exonerated by his predecessor aro now  forced to abandon their posts, and  he   has   declared   that   there   are  others whose conduct in the field is  to be investigated.   The fact that  sir Henry Colville is a guards general and is strongly supported at  court     renders     Mr.     Broderick's  assumption of  supreme authority  more significant.  Sir Henry Colville upon his return can demand a military inquiry, .but Mr. Broderick can.refuse  to grant it, and by all precedents  and rules of the service the general  will have, no chance of defending,  himself. It is probable that colonel  Broadwood will be dealt with and  possibly general Clements as well  for his share i of responsibility for  the recent reverse in the Transvaal.  A point which interests military  men   is   whether lord Roberts as  D. R. Wilkie, General Manager,  E. Hay, Inspector.  Nelson Branch���Burns Block, 221 Baker Street  J. M. LAY, Manage  commander-in-chief   will   be   left  under the thumb of the secretary  of war, as lord Wolseley was, or  whether   Mr.   Broderick with the  house   of   commons   behind   will  assume    the     responsibility     for  making   and   unmaking   military  reputations   as  well as reforming  the   entire administration of   the  army.   The queen is generally believed to hold strong' views of her  own respecting the command of the  army.   She considers the services  of   some   members   of   the royal  family necessary and would be well  pleased if the duke of Connaught  were made adjutant  general and  placed in the line of succession to  lord Roberts.   Tin's is objectionable  from,   a   parliamentary   point   of  view, since the frank discussion of  military affairs is impossible with  a member of the royal family commander-in-chief.  A FULL LINE OF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  looal and ooast.  Flooring  local and coast.  Newel Posts  Stair Rail  Mouldings  Shingles  Bough and  Dressed Lumber  Of all kinds.  IF WHAT YOU WANT IS NOT IN STOCK  ���WK WILL MAKE IT FOR TOO  CALL AND GET PRICKS.  :lttf  .(^.(^.C-^.C-^.C-^.C-^),  ���^_�� ��� ,C_i ��t_x ��� XC**�� ���'C-k ��� ^cs,  ^^ *__, a<^a, *C_, ���^������=5)"****���  .****�� ���***yx"_*i*3^'  *��3'***a*''3!'<C"*>'  <��-**"������ <__*"���(��_>'��� ��__>���  ^1 Sewing Machine     --  W0JM___mii��  w  m  m  HERE IS AN OFFER WHICH WILL  STAND FOR ONE WEEK.- ���  W  The New Raymond, Cabinet, Sewing Machine  The New Raymond, Drop-Head, Sewing Machine     -      -  The Wheeler & Wilson, Cabinet, Sewing Machine  The Wheeler & Wilson, Drop-Head, Sewing Machine  The Domestic, 7 Drawer, Sewing Machine. y.-..-.. -  The Standard, 7 Drawer, Sewing Machine  The White, 7 Drawer, Sewing Machine  These machines are guaranteed to  be  in  first-class  order.     These  prices,  Nelson, stand good until the 5th day of January, 1901.  $40.00  35.00  50.00  40.00  40.00  40 00  40.00  f. o. b. at  W  *^%S:  'p_"(?3  JACOB  DOVER  The Jeweler  BAKER  STREET,   NELSON.  ^���-^ _^*-^ '.-^V^ ���  ^^^Z_> aC^_>ac���*> *C >^_~> '  (_-3�� (__"-.* (��_">��� ��_*���* ��� ��_"*��� <__*- ���  '^ -^ "^ ^" (=3 -13> ^^Ifo,^?* ^  &-^_ic___-^i  <c_,��*c_> ���'ssr ��� *���""*", *  J. A. Sayward  HALL AND LAK- 8TRKKTB, NKLSON  Porto Rico Lumber Co.  (LIMITED)  -   , . . CORNER OF... ...      -  HBNDRYX AND VJURNON STREETS  Rough and  Dressed  Lumber  Shingles  Mouldings  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.  Nelson, B. C.  MUSIC.  Mr*. I). IJ. Mnrray, gradual^ In vocal and In'-'  struuieutal  music. In MOW  pupils for instruction in  prepared to receive ^  voice culture, Italian,  method, also piano and organ.  For tonus and further parti... --_.,   5, A. Macdonald building, corner Josephine aud  Vernon sr.rnoti.  particulars apply room  -A.-   .BIsrST'.ES.AlJD^  _������____ - ~,  Contracting Painters, Decorators,PaperhanBera,'  Full line of wall paper, mouldings, eto,   K-lso- ���  mining and Tinting.  Strictly arst-olaaa  Estimates furnished.  Residence Mill Street,  Opposite School Housa  NELSON. B. C.  A  FRATERNAL. SOCIETIES,       y  ��� ��� - ��� /    ^    V  NKLSON LODGE. NO. S3, A. W'.tt'A. Mi.  Moets seoond Wednesday in each month. .  Sojourning brethren Invited.  KNIGHTS OK PYTHIAS- Nelson Lodge. So"1-..\->'  __ ��� 85, Knlgbtaof Pythias, moets In I. O.!o. *r.'i*Si  Hall, co'rnorTJaker" and KootonaF~BtreetsT'vrmSZ&jBf  "      * at 8 o'clock,   vlBl-ng KnistWn*^ ^|  Tuesday evauia    cordially ln-lted_to attend.   F. J. Bradley,C'.C.'i  J. A. Paquotte, K. cf R. & S.  -rx*��u.  ���M-ELSON L. O. Ly No. 1692. moots ln I. O. O. F.^V^I  ���������,   Hall, corner,-; Bakor and Kootenay s_reetaV<'S-f H����F  ------ rmnnrtl.     ���Im_*l_m ?__1SB4_\  1st and 3rd  "horn cor          W. Crawford, Rocording-3ocrctary,  ...     Friday of each month." Vial ting  brorhorn cordially Invited.;  R. ItobUison, *W. M.  A-1 White Pine LurTjber Always in  StOC^a  "We carry a complete stock of  Coast Flooring, Ceiling, Inside Finish, Turned Work, Sask and Doors.  Special Order work will receive  prompt attention.  Porto Rico Lumber Co. Ltd.  Ward Bros.  REAL ESTATE AND  INSURANCE AGENTS  Agents for J. & J. TAYLOR SAFES  Bogustown)  Fairview  Addition.  CAtyBLE & O'REILLY  Baker Street  INSURANCE  THE  Mansfield Manufacturing Co,  NELSON, B. C.  Builders and  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 chave 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 be In a position to supply  these products at reasonable rates.  ^^.^yiVe^siialLa^  MONEY TO LOAN  ON  AT 7 PER CENT  BUSINESS PROPERTY  Amily 0. T* LKNNOX: Solioltor. v*l��*m H   O  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 Ornamental and Building  Stone.  We are prepared to offer special rates to Contractors and  Builders.  ERNEST MANSFIELD,  tor The Mansfield Manufacturing Company.  Successors to  The West Kootenay Brick & Lime Co., Ltd.  REAL ESTATE AND  AGENTS  FOlt BENT  G-roomed houso and bath, together with kitchen  rant-., coinpleto with hot und cold water, Observatory streot, magnificent view; rout, including water rate, $2.-> per month.  5-roomed house, corner Cedar and Carbonate  streets ; $20 per month.  5-roomed house, Hume Addition; $15 per month.  i-roomed cottage. Gore street 312.50 per month.  9-roomed house, corner of Mill and Ilall Btreets;  ��30 per month, from 1st November,  Rents collected.   Loans made.  Agents for British Columbia Permanent Loan  & Savings Company.  C. W. West & Co.  COAL I      WOOD!  Hard Coal       $0 CR (Crow's Nest     jtU i.  Authraclte       ��W��00|(*_ar* ��MM*��  ���nini-ivEi-E-iinr)  AGKNTS  IMPERIAL OIL COMPANY. Ltd.  No order can be acoepted unions accompanied  by cash.    O/Iloe:   Cornor of Hall  and Baker Streets.  TELEPHONE 33.  Lethbridge Gait Goal  The besti value for the money In the market  for all purposes.  tebms cash     W. P. Ti-BN-Y, General Affsni  Telephone 1'7-   Offloe with 0.1>- J, CbtUUe,  SAW &  NELSON  PLANING  MILLS  Limited.  We are prepared to Furnish  by Rail j Bar_re or�� Teams  DIMENSION LUMBER  ROUGH and DRESSED LUMBER  LOCAL and COAST CEILING  LOCAL and COAST FLOORING  DOUBLE DRESSED COAST CEDAR  RUSTIC. SHIFLAP, 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 FRONT STREETS.  FACTORY: HALL STREET, C. P. R. CROSSING.   MILLS: HALL STBEET WHARF  COURT  Slocan, Nelson and Rossland Ridings  of West Kootenay  Electoral  District.  Notieo is hereby given Unit a Court of Revision  and Appeal, under tho provisions of the "Assessment Ac'," will be held as follows :  Court][ou<*e, IC-u-lo,H.C.. Wednesday,llth January, 11X11, at. 10 o'clock in the forenoon.  Government Agent's Oillcc. Nolson, H.C,  Thursday; 10th January, at 10 o'e ode in the  forenoon.  Government Agent's Oflico, Rossland. 15. C,  Kriday. 11 tli January, nt 10 o'clock in llio  fo*onoon.  Dated at No'son this llltli davof December, UWO.  JOHN   A.   Tl'RNKR,  Judge of Court of Revision and Appeal.  LAND NOTICE.  Nolico U hereby given that Miiil,- days after  date we. The Corporation of the Cily nt' Nolson,  intend lo apply l.o t_e Chief .Commissioner of  Land-4 and Works for permission to purclini-o  for the purposes of tho Corpotalinii, tho following  described land in the District of West ICoolcnny,  situate on the south bank of Ivootenay river,  about ten miles below Nelsou : (.'oinmeiicingata  post marked "Tho City of Nelson's S. \V. corner,"  thence east .'VI cliuins. Ihciicc north IA chains  to the Kootenay river, thence westerly along the  Kootonay liver .'Ul chains, thence south 15 chains  to tlio plane of beginning.  THK   COIU'URATIOX  Ti  NKLSON',  December  I'Jlli.  OK  THK  CITY OP  itv John Houston, Mayor.  11*00.  LAND   NOTICE.  aVollco Is hereby given, that sixty days after  date I intend tx-apply to the gold commissioner  for a lease on crown lands, situate in West Koot-  euav district, about ten miles from tho city of  Kaslo, In a norl hvi-ly direction, consisting of KM  acres of unoccupied crown lands, commencing at  a post, marked C. P. L., thence north ou the lake  front 80 chains, tlionco west 20 chains, thence  south 811 chains, thenco east 'Ju chains to place  ���ind post of commencement.  C. P. LOUDIN.  _ _----__-���_���  Rossland, H. C, November 0I.li. 11100.  To V. H. H.M.lsnui'V :  Notice is heroby given Hint I. WilllmnGrlllllhs,  intend to claim the inL-ereMs in the following  named'mineral claims formerly held by K H.  .Salisbury, on which ho has neglected to pay his  share of thu expenses of the annual assessment  work.   To wit:  A one-half ({) interest in the "Hunker Hill"  mineral claim.  A one half (!) luleresl.in llio "Sulllvau"mlneral  claim.  A one half (Il interest in tlio "Kidollty" mineral  cla'in.  All Ihe adjoining claims, ilual��d on Hie west  fork of the north fork of Salmon river, in the  Ni'lson Minim.; Division,  This action Is taken under Section II of Chapter -15, of the statutes nf l?Waml amendment* of  1800. WllaLfAM ii. TOWaN'SKN'D,  ' Af<enl.for William firllflths.  NOTICE TO DELINQUENT CO-OWNERS  To  Oko.   If.   Lam.mkus,  .1. 1!. Chanson, or lo  liny person or persons lo whom he iimy have  transferred his interosl. in  tlio  Harvey Joy  minoral claim, al. Morning Mountain, Nelson  Mining Division.  You are licrehy tiotillcil Dial.  I  have cxpcu-U'd  One Hundred Hollars in labornnd improvements  upon  the ulinvo mentioned   mineral  clu'iii, in  order   lo   hold   said   mineral   claim   under   Ihu  provisions   of the Mineral   Acs. and  if williin  ninety days from the dale of this notieo you fail  or refine to contribute your proportion of such  expenditure, logolher with all costs of advertising, your interestin said c'alin will become Ihe  property of tho subacribor, under section four of  an Act entitled "An Act lo Amend the Mineral  Act, 1HO0." SILAS II. CU0S3.  Dated this l.lh day of December, 1900.  NELSON LICENCE DISTEICT    ;  Notios is hereby given (hat Alfred Manson  hits made applical inn for a transfer of his licence,'  for the drove hotel, at Pair-view, to Stephen  Hridcolt, and ,that a meeting of the Board of"  Licence Commipsinnors of tho Nelson Licence  District will be held to consider such application  al, the Court House, at the City of Nelson, on  Monday, the fourteenth dny of .l.-iimai j, 1901, nt  the hour of 10 o'clock in theforcnoon.  W. H. BULLoCK-WKBSTI**"",  Chief Licence Inspector.  Chief Constable'-- Olllce.  Nelson, B. C, '-".lib December, 111,10.  LAND LEASE NOTICE. 7  Notice is hereby given, that within f-ixtydayt*  after the data of this notice, I intend to apply to  tho assistant commissioner of: lauds and works, .  at Nelson, for a lease of tho following described  land, lor the purpose of openiui; up and working -  stone Quarries, situate about two miles in an .  easterly direction from the City of Kaslo,.\Vesfc  ICootonay 1 >i3t-icl:     " '.������ ������-���'������������' -;:';:>, ;-'���'���:  ComuicncinKatapostplanted on the lnko shore  marked '"J. A. Kniiiif'** N. U. corner.' running  thenco south twenty chains; thenco west twenty ,  chains; tlicnee north twenty chains, more or le->s"  to thelakesho-e: thenco east along the lake shore  to the point of commencement: and c.ont-iininK  forty acres more or les*. .1. A. IC .**._.UK.  Dated December l'Jth. 1900.  ���*  *>!  J_AND=NOTICEf  Not ice is hereby Kiven, that thirty days after  date I intend to apply to the chief c'ntmiss'oiu>r  oflaudsaiid works for permission lo purchase  the following described lands about two miles  west of the City of Nelson: Coiiimcncintj- at a  postmarked W. I. Beaven's .S. K. Corner I'osl,  plnnled at S. .V. corner post of II. Sulous' pur-  clmsed Lot.lWj, i;rouii 1. on the high water line  on tho west, bunk of Kootenay river, tliO"ce north  IS chains, thence west IS cliuins, thence south IS  chains, more nr less to the high watfr line on  north bunk of Kootenay river, tiience following  lhe moiinderiiiK of the aforesaid river in an easterly (IIreel ion IS chains moro or less to point ot  ejumieiic-cnionl. Conl'UnliiL- Ul ncres more or  less. W. I. HKAVEX.  Dated a', Nelson Hi Is 2! tli day of Dcci'.iultor. lfluO.  liHERirrs sale.       T~  1'rovlncc of Ilrllish Columbia, Nelson, In ^Ves  Kootonay, lo wit:  Hy virtue of a writ of flei-i-faclas, Issued outof ,  tho Supreme Court of ltritith Columbia, *,%:0"a*i --.  suit of tho Hank of Montreal, plaintiff's.and lu  me directed, against Iho goods and chat  lels of the Two Kricnds Mine, Limited  Liability, defendant-1, I have seized and -  taken in execution all the right, title nnd interesD  of the said defriidant.s, Two Krionds "Mine -Limited Liability, In the mineral claim known an  and called "Two Friends,"situated on thedivido  between Lemon and i-ipringer creeks, on the east;  slope of Lemon creel;, located on the Hist,day of  July, A. D. 18a*i, and recorded in the ofllce of the  iiiininp: recorder for tho Sloean Cily Alining Division of tho Wii-t ICootonay District, on tho 10th  day of August, A. D. 1805; aud also all the right*  t.itle and interest of tho said defendants. Two  Friends jMino, Limited Liability, in sixty (CO) tons  of ore, more or less, mined from the minoral  claim "Two Friends," and now upon tho property : To rncnvur tho sum or two thousand and  eighty-nine dollars and eighty-live cents (SiOStf-  .83) togi'ther with interest on two thousand and  eighty-six dollars and thirty-five cents (82036 35)  at six per centum per annum, from the 20th day  of Septembor, l&oo, until payment, besides shor  IH"s poundage, otllcor's fees, and all other legal  incidental expenses: All of which I shall expose  for sale, or sulllcieut' thereof to satisfy said judg-*- -  ment, debt, and costs, at tho front of iny ofllr-o "  next to tho court house, In tho city of Nelsou, B. .  C, on Friday the 3Sth day of October, A. D., 1S00  at. tho hour of eleven o'clock in the forenoon. -  Notk.���Intending purchasers will satisfy thein -  selves ai to interest and Utlo ot the said defen  danls. -   /  Dated at Slocan City the 12th day of Ootober',*'*  1900.  3. P. TUCK, ShciaTof South Kootenay-, ���  The above sale is postpjiicit until Monday, UitiJ-  201 h day ot November, l'JOO, at the same place)  and hour. S. P. TUCK,    n  Sheriff* of South Kooteimv.  Tho above s.ile i. further postponed until  Friday the 21st day of December. ltOO, at,'the  same place and hour. ,  S. P. TUCK,  HherllTor South Kootonay.  The above s-ilo is further postponed until  Monday, the 21st. day of January, 1901, ai  Iho sime place ami hour.  S. P. TUCK  . Sheriff of South KovtaJ&ay,  M  *N THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON, B.C., -MONDAY  DECEMBER 31  1900  FUMES  ALL  THE LATEST ODORS, IN THE  BEST FRENCH AND ENGLISH MAKES  They Make  Handsome  Presents.  W. F. TEETZEL & CO.  VICTORIA  BLOCK,  NELSON  _5>  ��� ja^J"  IS-*?*'  IbKt'.a.  \.&m_  m.  a**-"**".  .. 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 STREET, NELSON.  STOVES !       STOVES I.  We are sole agents for the celebrated  COLE'S HOT BLAST HEATERS  Will burn anything.   Results unequalled  in any line of heaters.  MOVING DAY AT THE DEPOT  LAWRENCE HARDWARE COMPANY  w  THE  IKK  r-  r    ~'^___b*'m** r  has��- -  -#My  -In the present century iVclosing in upon us, and while  ���' .we cannot thank you for favors extended us for the  century, or yet the year, we would thank you for that  "part,of the year we have had the honor and pleasure  Aof serving .you.   Since .coming to Nelson our aim has  ;_been.at.all times to supply the public with first-class  '/goods, -at lowest  possible prices.   Aiming to do this  Ave,have not labored ineffectually, for we have in re-  \ turn*, received that .very  liberal-share of patronage,  ��� which.has" proven to us ".hat we'have not only pleased  4 a nel satisfied our very many old  customers, but have  -~by'honest^practicesadded manyjiew ones.    In solicit-  ���"ing^a continuance of your- patronage we would ask  "you not tofbrget that our aim will be not only to treat  . ybuas in the past, but to put forth every effort to im-  ���-prove in.every way, so as to meet your future requirements from every standpoint.   Wishing you all a very  Happy and Prosperous New Year.  tf  tf  tf  . ��� -; - - y      WM. HUNTER <Sc  Groceries, Crockery .  **��� ���".���*���        _  ���fr^&t_\_*&��_^__*'&_^^_~%-li^��__^_Z__*_l& ^i^^^E. ^  CO.  m  Nelson, B. C  r*a^  vm  j v*****-  l3_-jt;  WINTER CLOTHING \..  -at Great Discount Prices  '   OVERCOATS offered at from 10 to 25% Discount.  NOBBY WINTER SUITS, Ail-Wool and Serges, at  from 10 to 25% Discount.  __________________________ j-^   Always willing to show Poods.   No trouble.   Every Garment Guarant-ed.  THEO.  MADSON,   Baker Street.  STRAWBERRY   ..  RASPBERRY    ..    .  Put up in 511  TORONTO BISCUIT &  JAMS  BLACK  CURRANT  RED CURRANT  Tins by the  CONFECTIONERY  CO.  Houston Block.  Telephone 161.  P. O. Box 176.  JOHN A. IRVING & CO.  To Occupy New Quarters.  Yesterday was moving day foi*  the local 0. P. R. freight staff, and  this morniug the new freight shed  will be opened for business. Tlie  new quarters are a very marked  improvement over the old in many  respects, principally, of course, in  regard to tlie matter of room. The  old office arrangements were made  when the agent and one clerk  handled all the business easily, but  when the increase in business  necessitated half a dozen clerks the  old office was decidedly overcrowded, while the same thing applied to the entire building. The  new shed has about twice the capacity and the office facilities are excellent. On entering the building at the  east end, a hall leads down the center. Oii the left is the private  office of the agent, where Mr. Drew  has comfortable quarters and the  privacy necessary to enable him to  transact business to advantage.. On  the right is the general office, with  abundance of desk room and floor  space. The cashier has a special  section protected by a nbat wire  screen and the furniture is new and  serviceable, although not ornate.  J. R. Grudge, formerly chief clerk  at Nelson and latterly agent at  Sandon, has returned after a  lengthy visit, to the east aud will  assume his old position at the head  of the office staff today.  The passenger depot is un finished  and will not be occupied for a few  days, possibly for a week. The  trainmaster and dispatcher will be  the first officials to move, but their  quarters are ^not by any means  .ready for use yet. The exterior of  the building has received a coat of  paint, and the building is beginning  to assume the appearance it will  have on completion.  RUN  A STRAIBHT TICKET  And Have No Friction.  A large ��� number of candidate  Fletcher's supporters met in the  committee rooms on Saturday night,  and the unanimous opinion of those  present was that if tho issues for  which Mr. Fletcher,stands pledged  are good, six aldermen should be  elected willing to help carry out his  pledges. If his opponents honestly  believe that the issues for which  Mr. Fletcher stands pledged would  result in disaster to the city if made  effective, then let them do their best  to elect a mayor and six aldermen of  their way of thinking. A council  made up of seven men, all with different views on what is best for the  city, cannot accomplish good.work.  Give the city a mayor and six aldermen who are in accord, and the  business of the city will be conducted with the least possible friction. Give the city a mayor and  six aldermen who will divide into  factions, and no subordinate official  of the city can do good work, for  no. official can obey the orders of  half a. dozen bosses. This year the  council had as members three aldermen who tried in every way possible to take from the mayor the  authority that the law gives him.  Theydid-not-succeed"-butthey suc^  ceeded in demoralizing the subordinate officials of the city and creating friction that should not exist  in a well-regulated municipal government.  but neither of them was aboard  the steamer. The local men interested in the reception to the volunteers are now somewhat at sea. The  C. P. Ii. authorities stated the westbound volunteers were at Swift  Current, Assiniboia, Saturday at  noon, which would have brought  Dickson and Switzer into Nelson  Sunday night. As neither arrived  it is now surmised that the Dickson  who was aboard the train is a Vancouver man whose name is spelt  similarly. This leaves the reception  committee unable to make any  definite arrangements until further  particulars are to hand.  NINE BOYS AND GIRLS ARE  Beady for a High School.  Au entrance examination was recently held at Nelson of pupils attending the public schools in this  section. Those who passed the examination have the privilege of entering the nearest high school. As  there1 isVno high school in all Kootenay, the nine- successful boys and  girls will probably remain at home.  William Burns, inspector of public  schools for this district, telegraphs  The Tribune from -Victoria, under  date of the 29ch, the following list  of successful candidates. The names  are given in order of merit. The  first eight are residents of Nelson  and the ninth is a resident of Ainsworth :  VIVIAN M. G4L1.0*Sr.  IAN C. CAMPBELIa, '  LUl.U 0. ELMS.  DONALD McVICAR,'  ROY E. WAlaLA.CH",  THOMAS H. GALLON*.  .     MAUDK I. ELLIOTT,  PAULINE ANNABLT", and  GltACE E. SHERRADIV of Ainsworth.  . A Liberal Priest.  Montreal, December .30.���The  Daughters of the Empire have presented father O'Leary with a golden  chalice mounted on a silver base  and a' gold paten. They referred  to his kindness in readiug the Protestant burial service over Protestant dead on the field of battle.  This reference is of special interest,  as certain people in Quebec are  finding fault with O'Leary as a  Catholic piiest for reading the  Church of England burial service  over Protestants. The presentation was made almost entirely by  Protestants. -Tii his reply father  O'Leary said: ''This country is too  small for bigotry and broad enough  for all to, li,ve together in harmony."     ���] ; _  PERSONAL.  Kaslo,  is  in  the  Steele   is   a  re  of  W. J. Twins of  cit,*- today on business.  E.J. Cann  of Fort  guest at tlie Hotel Hume to-lay.  M. J. Hogan.and G. D. Hamill are  registered at the Madden house.  Martin  Clift and  E. D. Lunu  Winnipeg aro at tho Queen'a hotol.  A. E.  Rand .and   wife   of   New  Westminster are at the Hotel Phair today.  Maxwell Stevenson, jr., manager  of the Highlander .mine at Ainsworth, left thin  morning for Ainsworth after spending soveral  days in the cily.  BUSINESS   MENTION.  CROW &  MORRIS  Baker Street, Nelson.  WHOLESALE AND  RKTAIL ....  TOBACCONISTS  Sola Agents for  TADDY'S TOBACCOS  Branches at (Jossland arid Greenwood.  i)3****.**.t*t  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.  BBB and Loewe Pipes.  W*****.**trt  COME  AND   SEE  THEM  WBOAN SUIT YOU*  ALIi PRICES K3W*~-  Removal Sale  We wish lo thank the public  generally for the most successful  holiday trade in our experience  in Nelson, and to intimate that  during the remaining days of  1900 we will offer hundreds of  bargains in almost every line of  goods. Our prices, always reasonable, are in many instances  now cut in two.  We are anxious to still further  reduce the stocks carried in our-  tv/o stores  BEFORE REMOVING  TO OUR NEW PREMISES  IN THE K. W. C. BLOCK  EARLY  IN  1901.  Canada Drug & Book Co.  Limited.  Midnight Meetings.  Citizens who desire to spend the  closing hours of the old year in devotional exercises will have several  opportunities.      At   St.   Saviour's  church a watchnight service will be  held, commencing at  11:15 tonight  and continuing into the new year.  The program includes special collects,  music and a short address,  concluding with the Te Deum. Mrs.  Melville   K.     Parry   is     to   sing  'Angels   Ever   Bright' and   Fair."  At the church of Mary Immaculate  a midnight mass takes place.   This  service has been specially authorized by pope Leo XIII. in  honor of  the   advent of   the new century.  The   mass   will be celebrated   by  Rev.  father Ferland and  will be  fully   choral.       The   church   was  crowded to its utmost capacity on  the occasion of the Christmas mass,  and tonight's service is also  likely  to  bef' largely attended.      At  the  Methodist   church   the   customary  watchnight   service    takes    place.  Rev. J. _f. White -will conduct the  meeting, which is one of the recognized events of the denomination.  Veterans Failed to Arrive.  Sergeant- Dickson of the first  Canadian contingent and private  Switzer of the Strathconas did not  reach Nelson last night as was  anticipated. Lieutenant Beer and  a couple of other members of the  Rifle company went to the wharf to  welcome the returning volunteers,  Cellar to Rent-���Apply Merchants  Bank of Halifax.  To let���Furnished rooms in Carney block.   Reasonable r���tos.  If you want to buy or sell  anything go to the "Old Curiosity Shop."  ���Hack���ealls-left-at���the���Pacific  Transfer barn on Vornon street. Telephone  calI35.  "New   lot   just   in."���For   fresh  randies, fruits, nuts, etc., call at the Bon Ton  Confectionery, Baker street, Miss A. L. Klink-  witz.  To Rent or For Sale���Residence  of V. W. Peters. Will rent furnished for two  months or sell. A|iply to H. A. Lungford, tramway olllce.  For Sale ���Contents of two-room  Hat (down town) furnished compile for. hoiifc-  kecping. t hance for mun and wife. Address,  .-Furniture, Tribune olllce. .-���;     .  For Sale���Profitable   hotel busi-  nesH and real estate, known bh tho (Royal hotel,  corner of Stanley and Silica street. Apply to  Johns & MeLeod, Kojul hotol, Nelson.  For sale���Lot 10, block.17, 30 toot  frontage on Victoria street, two" houses on  ij--oporly. Price $2800, lorins easy. Address  Frank G. Graham, care of ~\lathcson & Graham's  barb tshop. ... ���  To Rent���Five-room cottage, new,  well finished, all modern conveniences, 2* blocks  ca��t postotlke, "*2j r>er month. Including water  rates. Apply, J. II. Matheson, at Matheson&  Graham's barber shop.  Miss Von Der Werth���Clairvoyant, palmist and card reading. Gives advice  on commercial business and minimi; ronnl es  unhappy lovers and broken-up families. Kooin  1, over Thomson Stationery Company.  For Sale.���New three-story brick  block on Hastings street, Var.couve**, B. C, with  cement basement, 12,-i by 25, for sa'e. Prespnt  owner will take a ten year lease of came; thl*i  will bring over 10 per cent of investment. Address box S18, Vancouver, B. C.  ��� . alj. i ���  ANTI-OHINESE   RESOLUTION.  Pursnant to resolutions adopted at a regular  meeting held on Saturday evening, December  2>n<l, 1900. all menibers of j*-elson Miners' Union  No. 96, W. J"\ M., aro requested to use every  legitimate means  To Discourage the Employment or  Patronizing of Chinese  directly or Indirectly. All union mon ��nd others  who believe ia making this a white man's c un-  try, are requested toco-operate in giving effect to  the aforesaid resolution.   By order,  NKLSO-i   MIN'&'RS'   UNION.  Nelson, December 22nd.  massf  '"O  ZE-C.   _B^5r_B_RS   <fe   OO.  _sr__i__,so-sr  33__fi_SraO  S_9l_ST*DO"_*T  STOVES!   STOVES!   STOVES!  HEATING STOVES, COOKING STOVES- AND STEEL RANGES  m  Sole Agents for the Original Cole's Hot Blast Goal Heaters  SEE OUR GUNS AND RIFLES  HEADQUARTERS FOR ALL KINDS OF AMMUNITION  TELEPHONE 27 Store, Corner llakor and Josephine - tree  CHINA ACCEPTS THE TERMS  Chang and Ching Will Sign.  Pekin, December 30.���The Chinese plenipotentiaries have been  unexpectedly ordered to sign the  preliminarjr. joint note and have  notified the foreign envoys to that  effect.  The   Chinese   themselves    were  greatly astonished at receiving the  imperial instructions.    Neither   Li  Hung Chang nor prince Ching had  expected success iu persuading the  court under ten   days.    The   emperor's instructions are   to   agree  fully to the note, but to endeavor  to get the best terms possible, particularly iu the matter of limiting  the number of the legation  guards  and also as to the places   where  these   are   to    be   located.    The  plenipotentiaries are instructed to  endeavor to limit the number of  army posts along the line of railway  to as few as possible aud finally to  request the powers not to destroy  the forts, but disarm them.  . Li Hung Chang's health is bad  and it is doubtful whether he will  be able to do more than to affix his  signature to the instrument, delegating his power to prince Ching  until another plenipotentiary  has  been appointed.     He was dressed  this morning aud carried in a chair  to the residence of princeChing.with  whom he had a long consultation.  Prince Ching then called upon the  doyen of the diplomatic corps, the  Spanish minister, De .Colgan, aud  requested him to notify the other  envoys that instructions  had been  received from the emperor to sign  the note.  Both Instantly Killed.  Cleveland, December 30.���Two  frightful elevator accidents occurred here this morning within  five minutes in buildings only a  short distance from each other.  Sydney Hamui of London, Ontario,  stepped into an open shaft and fell  six stories, and Ralph Spellman, 19  years old, fell five stories. Both  were instantly killed.  It Counts in Results  The particular housewife wants  the best materials for her cooking:  Mice Sweet Butter  Good Fresh Eggs  are our specialties. They ensure a delightful freshness in  all you cook, and attractive  daintiness when it is served  on your table.  **>  KIRKPATRICK & WILSON  The Leading Grocers.  Telephone 10-  185 Baker Street  ��� <___?.  ��� ���  m  20th Century  BEGIN IT RIGHT BY. ACQUIRING  UP-TO-DATE METHODS OF  DOING BUSINESS AT THE .  ..Nelson BUSINESS College..  THE.  LAST  CALL  To buy Sterling Silver  ���"at 20%"DiscountrCome~  in today and secure  what you want, as the  original prices will be  restored on Wednesday  January 2nd.  I  ���y  ( "  .'"���!  y  If Brown said so, It's right.  T. H- BROWN  JEWELER.  lUkcr Slreefc  NELSON  ��� The above resolution ha<- beon eiirtor.-ied b- tlie  Trades and Labor Council of Nelson, and all  union men, and othois In sympathy with it, a-e  requested  to govern   themselves   accordingly.  B. ord��-r,  TRADES & LABOR COUNCIL OF NELSON  Nelson, December 22nd.  LADIES' TRIIPED HJ\TS  Endless^Variety  And Prices to Suit.  mrs. e. Mclaughlin,  JOSEPHINE STREET.  The Cabinet Cigar Store  G. B. MATTHEW, Proprietor.  Headquarters foi*  "CARAMEL"   "POMMERY"  "SMILAX"    "VIRGIN    GOLD"  Smoking and Pipes.  Bookkeeping,   Penmanship,  Shorthand   and   Typewriting  thoroughly taught.  ROOM   y9   VICTORIA    BLOCK  M*  ���_���*-*'��_?. ,��=?. ��_-?.��_**''  REGISTER  C*'&=*Pl".  SOON.  -3 ��=S"=S--C"***;'  M  _3?$U_>'~  NELSON OPERA HOUSE  MONDAY  TUESDAY  WEDNESDAY  Dec. Slst and Jan. 1st and 2nd.  The Palm  ������  MATINEE���Tuesday   Afternoon  at 2:30 o'clock.  London  Comedy  Company.,  In   select   repertoire   of Drama,  Comedy, Musical Comedy.  Here at last.  Just what was  wanted.  THOMPSON & DOUGLAS  Victoria Street.  PAINTERS  Decorators and  Paper Hangers.  The Caste includes the following artists:  MR. N. IaEESB  late Duke of  York Theatre,' Loudon, England.  MR. J. HOOPBR  late of Globe ai,d Shaftesbury Theatre, London.  MISS EDITH UDEN  late Globe and Vaudeville Theatres, London.  MR. W. HOW-,  .... BEAUTIFUL ..."V  Tea and Cpffee  Parlors  Opened in the K. W. C. Block  Oysters served in every style  A call solicited.  W. G. BROWNE  K-W-C Block  Ward Street  THE GRANVILLE SCHOOL  1175 Haro Street, Vancouver.  Boarding and Day School for Girls. Will reopen January 15th. Terms moderate, for term I  and prospectus apply to  HADAMOISELLE KEBN, Principal.  4 Multiittde of^-^.  .. SENSIBLE GIFTS ...  Nothing in better appreciated as a  holiduy gilt than some neat article of  Crockery or China, or some choice  piece of Glassware for the diuing-  table. It is always in use, and a con- '  slant reminder of the donor's thought-  fulness. See our stock of house furnishings, just opened.  McFarland & Brockman  First Door West of C. P. IJ. Offices  BAKER STREET.  f  ���*���  r

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