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 .*;���  THE SITUATION AS REVIEWED  By the Experts in London.  New York, November 19.���The London  correspondent of the Tribune, reviewing  the South African situation under Sunday morning's date, says: "Public anxiety over Ladysmith has been relieved in  a large measuro by the clear intelligence  that general "White is keeping the Boer  artillery lire Avell under control. First  came a positive assurance from the Avar  office that all was well at Ladysmith on  Sunday, and on Monday this was followed  by lteutter's tidings from Estcourt that  a runner had come from the garrison  Avith tAvo days*/ later news of the most  reassuring nature. There had been an  engagement on Tuesday, Avith a Boer  repulse, aud a dangerous sortie by the  garrison, which Avas not only safe on  "Wednesday, but in high spirits.  " When full allowance has been made  for the elasticity of the native runner's  imagination in talking Avith the correspondents, a secure margin remained  for the conviction that the Beer artillery  fire had been signally harmless, and that  the attempts to tighten the circle of investment failed. The Boer dispatches  describing Tuesday's engagement and the  progress of the seige could be read with  composure here with this strong sidelight  from the British headquarters thrown  upon them. These bulletins Avere scanned  with intense satisfaction by the loungers  at the military clubs last night, Avhere  the light casualty list AA*as regarded as  signal proof that the Boers Avere supplied  witli defective shells and Avere wasting  a large stock of poor ammunition.  " The experts were anxious to learn if  the six-inch quick-firing guns from the  British ships weie in the Ladysmith batteries and iu full operation, and, one of  the Boer dispatches from Loreii7.o Marque/. AA'as considered good proof tliat they  Aveie. Tlie shells Aveie falling in any  event, thick and fast, from the British  batteries, Avhere there Avas no apparent  lack of lyddite or other ammunition.  ���"The situation in lower Natal is considered reassuring at the war office, where  any feeling of uneasiness Avas disclaimed.  The news from Estcourt Avas under the  embargo of the censorship, but there  were no signs that the garrison Avas falling back, although it Avas eA'ident that it  would do so -if menaced by a superior  force Avith guns of great range. Esti-  ,mates of the strength of the Boer commands coiiA-erging upon Estcourt are untrustworthy, ranging from two thousand  to ten thousand, but even at tlie highest  this force Avould be exceeded by the British column Avhen once massed with, the  three fresh batteries of field aitilleiy  in Avorking order. Military men, Avhile  admitting that general White had Avaited  to hold back the Boers from Estcourt at  tho last moment, Avere confident that  the utmost gained by the enemy would  be an increased force for retarding the  advance of the' relief column by destroying bridges aud hanging on its flanks and  menacing its. 'communication A\ith the  sea. They were forced to concede that  the relief of Ladysmith Avould be delayed  by the admirable Boer tactics, but consoled themselves with the reflection that  general White's army was holding his  ground AArell, and pressure upon it had  been relieved bythe Aveakening of thebe-  seiging force foi1 raiding operations beloAv  Colenzo."   Buller (Jives Scant News.  London, November 19.���The Avar office  posted the following telegram today from  general Buller to the marquis of Laus-  downe: " OapetOAvu, November 18���9.85  p. in.���Tlie following is from the general  - commanding at -Pietermaritaburg.- ' Today at 8 a. m- the officer commanding our  northern outposts reported that the  enemy's patrols were advancing across  the Avhole country from Gourton road to  Ulandi, moving toward Estcourt. My  force stood to arms. The outposts reported various bodies, from five hundred  to seA'eu hundred strong, advancing on  Estcourt from a northwesterly direction.  One party five hundred strong moved  toward the raihvay bridge, half a mile to  the northwest of Estcourt. Our outposts  fired on the enemy, and one of the naval  guns fired a shell at 8000 yards' range,  the shell liui-sting close to the enemy, avIio  then hurriedly retired. At 12 o'clock  reports Avere received from three pickets  that a large number of Boers Avere in  sight on a hill above Leslie's homestead.  The troops have returned to camp."  tribune  MONDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 20,  1899.  PUBLISHES-* AT NELSON, BRITISH COLUMBIA.  DAILY (BY MAIL) $6 A "THAR; WEEKLY,  ing statement: " During the engagement at Eland's Laagte, a British doctor  Avas attending two wounded men, Avhen a  burgher came up, stopped before the  little party, and Avithout saying anything  deliberately drew his pistol and killed  both of the British wounded. Tavo  British soldiers appeared before the assassin could escape. The burgher dropped  his pistol and fell ou his knees, begging  for mercy, He got the mercy he deserved for so inhuman an act. Parties sent  out to search for dead and Avounded were  fired on under Bed Cross Hags and then  under flags of truce.  BULLER'S  PLAN OF CAMPAIGN  THE TEBRIBLE CHABGE  AT  DUNDEE  Outlined by a Newspaper Correspondent.  New York, November 19.���The London correspondent of the World claims  to know just Avhat are general Buller's  plans. He cables as follows: "The  AVorld correspondent Avas enabled today  to secure from one of the highest officers  of the headquarters staff of the army an  outline of the plan of campaign which  general Buller is iioav pursuing. The  force detached to proceed by Avay of  Durban to relieve Ladysmith is expected  to begin effective measures in a day or  tAvo in the direction of Estcourt. This  force is only ostensibly intended to raise  the investment of Ladysmith, the real  motive in dispatching it being to keep  general Joubert engaged Avhile a more  important movement is being directed  against Pretoria.  "General Buller is no.v at-De Aar  Junction, northern Cape Colony, whence  he has sent a column to relieve Kimberley and Mafeking. He himself intends to  go with the main body through Bloem-  fontein, the capital of the Orange Free  State, to Pretoria, the capital of the  Transvaal, as he originally intended to  do. But ac Wynburg, sixty miles beyond  Bloemfontein, a column will be detached  to cut off the rear of the Free Staters,  the British occupying the leA'el veldt,  which is unsuitable to Boer tactics."   --  The World's informant says the wain  object of general Buller's plan is to get in  the rear of the Transvaal and Free State  columns, while geueral White, aided by a  strong British reinforcement, keeps general Joubert occupied on the front. The  Avar office is confident that this plan is  practicable, as general Joubert has not  yet shoAvn any signs of getting his heavy  ordnance back to Pretoria.  The World correspondent gathers that  the British advance is iu a much more  for.vard state than the public has been  permitted to knoAV. Even the iicavs of  the arriA'al of troopships at South African ports has been dated back, as a larger  body is on the move to the front than is  suspected.  The British seem to expect little obstruction co their advance through tlie  Free State, calculating even on the railroad not being destroyed. The head-  quarter's estimate is that Pretoria will  be taken and the Avar ended Avithin a  month from general Buller's crossing the  Orange river.    The Charitable Funds Increasing.  London, November 19.���While a dense  fog has settled over darkest Africa, the  English people, described by Napoleon as  a nation of shopkeepers, has devoted itself Avith commercial energy and patriotic fervor towards charities. The Mansion House relief fund has risen by leaps  and bounds, and is now near the three  million mark, and eA'ery undertaking for  raising money for soldiers' families prospers. The Daily Mail has already obtained $50,000 from Mr. Kipling's "An  Absent-Minded Beggar," and the poem is  recited nightly at ten music halls, and  sung to sir Arthur Sullivan's music at  half a dozen more.  Boers Acting Inhumanly.  London, November 19. ��� The Telegraph's correspondent, referring to the  charges that the Boers are killing Avounded British soldiers, says he was present  when tAvo young officers made the follow-  Consuited tlie Colonies.  ���NK\v-Y0RK7 November-19.���The-Lon-  don correspondent of the Evening Post  begius his cable letter this Aveek Avith  an item of ubavs which, he says, has  great significance for those Avho are  watching the remarkable developments  Avhich British policy is iioav undergoing. Thecorrespondent says: "Before lord  Salisbury concluded the agreement with  Germany and the United States respecting Samoa, he communicated the general  terms of it to each government in Australia and Noav Zealand, and not until  the assent of their respective premiers  had been secured did ho close the deal.  Those avIio recall the angry scenes  betAA'een lord Salisbury and the Australians, when Noav Guinea Avas under  discussion at the colonial conference of  1S87, and recall Iioav stoutly the British  cabinet then persisted in the traditional  policy of governing the empire Avitlioir"-.  taking the colonies into consultation,  even where colonial interests were virtually concerned, Avill realize tho raomen-  tuous change which this action of lord  Salisbury's implies.  A Draw.  St. Louis, November 19.���-'Australian  Jimmy" Ryan and Jack Finnegan of  Pittsburg fought twenty rounds to a  draw last night before the St. Louis  Athletic Club. The battle Avas replete  Avith hard hitting and scientific Avork on  the part of both principals. The Pitts-  burgher had much the advantage of the  Australian in Aveight, height and reach.  All Quiet at Estcourt.  London, November 19.���A special dispatch from Estcourt, dated the 19th,  says: "All is quiet here. The enemy is  believed to be encamped six miles away.  Our position is good aud our forces are  suffieietly strong to repulse an attack."  London, November 18.���Today, for the  first time, the truest story of the Avar is  being told. It is more than three Aveeks  old and comes by mail, but it loses nothing of its thrilling interest thereby. We  know at least Avhy general Symons ordered that terrible charge at Dundee and  Iioav he received his death Avound, and  Ave have a vivid picture of the strange  battlefield at Eland's Laagte, which Avas  unlike anything in the previous annals of  A\rar. The folloAving is the Times correspondent's unemotional account of the  bloody day's Avork, Avhen general Symons  fell:  "As soon as the Boer guns AArere silenced  by our artillery, general Symons gave  the order for an assault on Talana hill.  The hill rises eight hundred feet, and the  distance to the top is more than a mile.  The first portion of the ascent is gentle  and over open ground to a homestead  surrounded by broken Avoods. Above  this the ground is rough and rocky and  the ascent steep. Half way up a thick  stone wall runs around the hill, as the  fringe of a wide terrace of open ground.  Above the terrace the ascent is almost  perpendicular, and the end of this was  the Boer position, also characteristic of  African hills. Altogether, the position  seemed impregnable, even if held by a  small body against large forces, and  general Symons must have had extraordinary confidence in his men Avhen he  ordered 2000 of them to take it in the  teeth of a terrible aud well-sustained fire  from superior numbers of skilled riflemen. His confidence was fully justified.  " It is said that he deliberately resolved  to show the Boers that Majuba Hill Avas  not the measure of what British infantry could do, and if so he more than succeeded. To find a parallel for the endurance, tenacity and heroic determination  to press forAvard over all objects and at  all hazards, one has to go back to Wellington's invincible infantry'of the Peninsula.  . "The men had to go through eight  hours of fighting, without breakfast. The  wood was the first cover available, and  in the rush-for this the Dublin Fusileers  led the Avay, though afterwards the three  regiments went practically side by side.  "The advance of the infantry was covered by a vigorous cannonade, but tlie appearance of our men in the open Avas the  signal for a storm of rifle fire from the  Boers,, though our losses at this stage  A\Tere extraordinary small. Iirthe wood,  which for some time marked the limit of  the advance, they Avere considerable, and  here about 9:30 o'clock general Symons,  Avho hae galloped to tell the men that  the hill must be taken, fell mortally  wounded. Throughout the morning he  had exposed himself perhaps unnecessarily, his position was always marked by  a red flag, carried by his orderly.  By 10 o'clock, our men creeping up inch  by inch, and taking adArantage of every  available cover, had gained the shelter  ofthe stone Avail; but for a long time  further advance seemed impossible, as  often as a man became visible the Boers  poured a deadly fire in the direction,  .vhile, Avhatever their losses from our  artillery fire, they rarely afforded a mark  for our rifles.  About 12 o'clock, however, a lull in the  fire afforded our men an opportunity for  scaling the aa'all and dashing across the  open ground beyond. Then the almost  sheer ascent of the last portion of the  hill began. Here our losses were greatest, the Rifles losing heavily. Colonel  Gunning, who Avas ahvays in front of his  men, was shot through the head. Near  the top of the hill captain Pec-hell, who  had only arrived two days before from  the Soudan, also fell. Out of seventeen  officers, the battalion lost five killed and  seven Avounded.  "As our men neared the top of the hill,  our guns were compelled to stay their  fire, and the Boer:-, of course, AVere enabled to strengthen their rifle Are accordingly. The last portion of the ascent  Avas rushed with tlie bayonet, but the  Boers did not Avait the charge.  A few Avho stood their ground too near  the end being seen flying precipitatly  across the top of the hill when our men  reached tlie crest. About thirty dead  and Avounded Avere lying on the ground,  and cases of ammunition and Mauser  rifles strewn about showed the hurried  flight. Boer ponies Avere galloping  about and one of the humorous sights of  the day was to see the Dublin Fusileers  gaily riding back these captive steeds.  Lord, but those German gunners kneAv  their -.business. The third or fourth shell  pitched into a Avagon full of shells, Avith  a team of eight horses hitched to it. We  held our breath foranexplosion, but when  the smoke cleared away only the near  Avheeler , lay on his side and the avu gon  had its Avheels in the air. Our batteries  banged again and the Boer guns were  silent.  "The attack AA-as to be made on the  front aud flank, the Devonshires formed  at the front attack aud theManchesters on  the right. Then the Gordon Highlanders  edged to the extreme right, Avith a long  bowlder-flecked hill above them. Guns  threAV shrapnel across the valley. The  cavalry were in leash straining toAvards  the enemy's flanks.  ; "It Avas about a quarter to fiA'e, and it  seemed curiously dark. No avou der. For  as the meii moved forward, the heavens  opened and from the eastern skies SAvept  a sheet of rain. With the first stabbing  drops the horses turned tlieir heads and  no Avhip or spur could bring them up to  it. It droAre through mackintoshes as if  they wereblotting paper. The air Avas  filled -Avith a hissing sound, and under  foot you could see the solid earth melting  into mud aud the mud ttoAving aAvay in  the water. The rain blotted out hill,  dale and the enemy in one great curtain  of.swooping water. You would have  said that the heaArens had opened to  drown the Avrath of men.  "Through it guns still thundered and  the khaki columns pushed doggedly ou.  The infantry came among the boAvlders  and began to open out. The supports  and reserves folloAved. Then in a tAvink-  ling there burst loose a storm of lead and  blood and death on the face of the stone-  pitted hill.  "In   the  first line, down behind  the  rocks, the men were firing  fast  and  the  bullets  came  flirting  over  them.      The  men stripped and started, staggered and  dropped limply, as if a string that held  them  upright had been cut.   The line  pushed on and a colonel fell, shot in the  arm.    The ragiment pushed on and they  came to a rocky ridge tAventy feet high.  They clung to the cover firing, then rose-  /and among the bullets again.    A major  * Avas left4at-the bottom of the ridge AVith  a pipe in his mouth and a mauser bullet  through his leg.  His company pushed on.  " Down again, fire again, up again and  on.    Another ridge avoii and passed, but  only a more  hellish  lot of  bullets.    Beyond-more men doAvn, more men put into  the firing line, more death-piping  bullets  than ever.    The air Avas a sieve of them.  They beat on the bowlers like a million  hammers; tliey tore the  turf like  harrows.    Another ridge  croAvned,  another  Avelconiing Avhistliug gust of perdition;  more men down,  more  pushed  into the  firing  line.     Half  of the   officers  wei'e  down.,   The  men  puffed,   stumbled   on.  Another ridge taken.     God: would  this  cursed hill never end.  " It was sown with bleeding and dead  behind jit was edged Avith stinging file  before. On again, and iioav it Avas surely  the end. The bugles rang, like the cockcrow on a fine morning, 'Fix bayonets.'  Staff ofiicers_t nshed shouting^ imploring,  cajoling, cursing, slamming every man  avIio could move into line. Finally, it Avas  a surging of men. The DeA'enshires. Gordons, Manchester's and Light Horse Avere  all mixed. Subalterns commanding regiments, soldiers yielding advice, officers  firing carbine.*-, stumbling, leaping, killing, falling, all drunk Avith battle, and  there  beneath   our   feet  Avas  tlie   Boer  onel Schiel, the German artillerist,  played the part of a man. When badly  Avounded, he refused help until our men  had been attended to. We "killed and  Avounded all the officers."  The Battle of Eland's Laagte.  It is a much more vivid account which  George W. Steevens gives of the strange  battle at Eland's Laagte, which did not  begin until nearly five o'clock in the  afternoon.    He says :  **' Our guns moved to a position toAvards  I the right antl the Boer guns o_>ened fire.  camp, and the last of the Boer? galloping  out of it. There also, thank heaven, Avere  squadrons of Lancers and Dragoon  Guards, storming in amongst them, shouting, stamping them into the giound.  ' Cca.se fire!'    It was over.  "Twelve hours of march, of recoumii-  sance, of Avaiting, of prepaiation, and  half an hour of attack ;bnt half an hour  crammed Avith life, a half life time."  Another Account of the Same Battle.  L. E. Webb, a Avell-known Johannes-  burgian, and a member of the Imperial  Light Horse, avIio .shared the charge up  the precipice at Eland's Laagte, writes  that the battle Avas a terrible slaughter,  too terrible for the victory, Avhich yet  had to be won. The earlier shells burst  Avithin ten yards all round, he says, "yet  some of our men had to sit on their  horses at attention under this fire for an  hour. I saAV some horrible sights. One  Gordon Highlander got a shell right in  the face, knocking his head clear off.  We charged to the cannon'.*-, mouth, the  Gordon Highlander using the bayonet.  The Boers Avere very plucky, and shouted  to us to come on, and stood to the last.  The lancers charged those avIio ran, aud  some who went on their knees and  prayed for mercy were let oil'. Others  did this and then shot our men as they  AventaAvay, One killed a Gordon Highlander officer Avho had spared him.   Col-  Will be as Useless as Armored Trains.  London, November 19.���The government will send to South Africa several  trench making machines. - These are  gigantic ploughs, attached to steam  sappers of 20-horse power. They are  able to cut a trench four feet in depth  for the infantry, Avhich Avill folloAV in  their Avake.  THE ASSAULT ON LADYSMITH  Was a Warm One While it Lasted.  Durban, November 18.���The Times of  Natal   publishes   the    following,   dated  November 15th, from  its special correspondent at Ladysmith:      "The    enemy  made a determined attack on  Thursday,  November 9th.    Apparently all the Boer  forces participated.  The artillery opened  at four a.m., pouring in shells  thick and  fast upon the British positions, Avith  no  great effect.    They adopted the  unusual  tactics of advancing under cover of  their  guns to positions on the ridges aud kopjes  adjacent  to  those occupied  by  the  British troops on the left of our position.  Continuing   their    advance,   the   Boers  crept up,  using  every available bit of  coArer.      Our   infantry   opened   Avith   a  steady,     Avarm     and      accurate     fire,  Avhich       beat       back       the        enemy,  notAvithstanding     a     display    of   tenacity of   purpose   equal    to tlieir   desperate stands on previous occasions.  The  Boer attack  AA'as  most elaborate  on all  sides  of the  toAvn.     The  main  attack,  hoAvever,  Avas   made betAveen the  Free  State and NeAvcastle rail\.ray lines, by a  column  composed  chiefly of   Johannesburg volunteers.    A brigade of the King's  Royal Rifles corps made  a  splendid  defence.    The Boers Avere repulsed, but soon  rallied and returned to the attack. Again  the Bi'itish fire Avas very hot and forced  them to retire.    They had  made  a deep  trench in front of the British  lines,  and  Avhile withdrawing for.their horses they  left this unguarded, Avhereupon the King's  Rifles, advancing at double quick, occupied the trench. " This smart movement  Avas not seen by the enemy, who soon-returned' with  the  horses.     Carefully  reserving   their   fiie,   the   King's   Rifles  alloAved the Boers to advance  almost to  the edge of the trench, and then poured  A'olley after volley into the astounded  Boers, avIio turned and fled from an aAvful  hail of bullets, bolting across  the open,  Avheie    the    artillery   of    the    British  poured    in    a    terrible    and    effective  shell   fire.       The   enemy   lost   heavily.  Meanwhile another section of Boers had  brought   a   mortar   into   action,   firiug  heavy shells.    More  guns  soon  silenced  this  weapon,  the   enemy's  artillerymen  fleeing  headlong.     The Boers  then  advanced in force with a A'iew of repairing  tiie mortar, but our artillery shelled  and  scattered - them   right   and   left.      TJie  fighting   Avas   all   over   ab   11     o'clock.  Promptly at noon general White ordered  a salute of 21 gun**:, in honor of the birthday of the prince of Wales.    As the cannon boomed, cheei after cheer  rang out  "frotirtroops,- "a_icTa "scene "of "enthusiasm  probably Avithout parallel in history  followed.  "At Cassar's camp, Avhich protected  the toAvn on the southwest, the Manchester regiment held the position. Descending under cover of tho Rriti-Ji guns  for borne distance on the further side of  the hill, they detected several hundred  Boers hiding in the ditch, out of the a.ay  of the British shells. They poured A'oiley  after volley into the enemy, scattering  them widely and inflicting heavy loss.  "Tho Boers were driven back at every  point, with loss estimated at 800 men.  " I_ndysmith is able to hold out for  months. Ou the other hand it i.s reported  that dysentery is making havoc in tho  enemy's camp."   Prisoners Arrived at Pretoria.  Pretoria, November 19.���At noon today fifty-six British prisoner*-*, including  the men of the Royal Dublin Fusileers  and some blue jackets, arrived heie.  There Avere large crowds at the 1 ail way  Station, but no demonstration Avas made.  Winston Churchill, avIio is Avounded in  the hand, Avas taken to the Model school,  while the rank and file are being sent to  tho race comse. One spy was lodged in jail. The Avounded had been  treated      at     Coienso. The      Boer  version of the conflict at Avhicli  the prisoners Avere taken, says that two  Biitish were killed and ten wounded.  The mining department h.ts discovered  beneath tho manager's house of the  Ferria mine at Johannesburg a passage  leading to a suite of apartments four  feet beloAv the ground Avith gas and  Avater laid on. This is supposed to have  been intended to set'A-e as a rendezvous  for the employees of the Ferria in the  event of a bombardment of Johannesburg.  CONSIDERING WAYS AND MEANS  To Provide Funds to Meet a Deficit.  A meeting of the city council  will be  held this evening for the purpose of considering the loan bylaws Avhich are to be  submitted .to the ratepayers to cover the  deficiency upon the year's operations.    If  the recommendations of the finance committee are carried out, there will  be but  tAvo   money   bylaws   submitted;     one  authorizing the issue  of $8000  Avorth of  Avaterworks   debentures,    and    another  authorizing the issue of $7000  Avorth of  electric   light debentures.   The   finance  committee Aviil also recommend  that the  debentures be issued bearing interest at  ���H per cent, instead of 5 per cent as formerly, and that they be repayable in  thirty years instead   of   twenty years.  The finance committee  had a   meeting  on Saturday, Avhen they considered the  state of the municipal finances.   An esti- ���  mate of the probable revenue and expenditure for the remainiag tAvo months of  the year AA'as placed before them,  whieli  brought out a deficit at  the  end  of the  year of $18,215,  but as  tliere  would re-   ,  main at the end of the year unpaid taxes  amounting to $3000, it Avas considered  that a deficit to this extent could  be carried without covering the same by a debenture issue.  rkvknuk.  Electric light rates, .    W'uter rates   .  Licenses .   .  Police couit fines  Sewer tcntali  JMiHCcllaiieous  Runil permits und temctcrj lots .     . ..  Sale of cemetery lands    . .  SujipIicH       . "    Health department  AVcigli scales  ....  Road tux  Provincial governmont giant  I'i ovinci.il go*, eminent sewer pipe sales .  Real estate taxes (uncollected)    ..  Rank balance on November lsl  $_,SO0 00  1,200 00  .     200 00  .     300 00  .    :wo 00  1,000 00  10 00  200 00  10 00  700 00  20 0  .    p-joo 00  200 00  78fi 95  3.000 00  .  3,858 25  .M.Wj 20  DISRUR.SEMl'.NTS.  Kiic department  . .    .     (HO 00  800 00  Health depai tiucnt,   700 00  Legal c-cperHCS             .             ....  .-WO 00  JMisellancoiis  .      .       20000  Punting stationer} nnd advertising  .. ..  ...       VJO 00  Public groundn and buildings  .      .       .TOO 00  S.ilaneH   .                           .....  1,100 00  How cr construction .   .          ....       3,800 00  hewer maintenance  .        .               50 00  Electric light construction   ..  .   10,000 00  Klectnf light maintenance         .    ..  500 00  AVntor-v. oiks constiiiclion .               .  .  .  .    8,000 00  AVutcr woiks maintenance                   . . .  000 00  Sti eet8          ....                     ...  (��00 00  S dewalks  1.000 00  Mcdic.il health olllcci                 .             . .  500 00    $29,800 00  THE DIFFICULTY IN THE SLOCAN  May be Settled Amicably.  Thk Tin hunk has advices from the  Slocan as follows: ''You may expect to  hear that the strike will be over next  . Aveek. The turning back of the man at  Winnipeg by the agents of the union has  done the Avhole job. On Wednesday,  after the mine owners' meeting,'- superintendent Hand of the Payne had an  interview Avith the union and asked their'  terms, i Le was agreeable to the old scale  of wages for eight hours, but wanted the  right to discharge a man Avben he saAV  fit Avithout the union men Avalkingout.  This AV'V. agreed to, provided there waa  just cause for discharge. Mr. Hand said  that he had been sent by the mine  owneis. He left town that day, aud told  the union he Avould have the, matter  straightened up in six days. He also  said that the Payne avoiiIcI either be all  union or all non-union, as the tAvo kinds  of men never Avorked well together. Five  managers have received Avord from their  companie*. to either start up or quit tlieir  jobs." It is to be hoped that the above  .^_L__t_,rij_put_tp_be true. .  Not Served by Germans.  Loiu-.v/.o Mauqcez, November 10.���  The following dispacch hat. been received  from Pretoiia, dated November ]'��th:  "The statement that the Boer artillery is  officered by Germain*. i�� denied here. It  is ns*��erted officially that all the Boer  artillery officers were born in tiie Transvaal, although two wore trained in Europe. The British prisoners of the rank  aud file Imvo received now outfits from  the government, ft i�� reported that tho  bombardment of Kimberley Avas resumed  thh morning, Bntemnn, a British pri.s-  onvr ������npLurod outside of Ludystnith and  brought to Pretoria, has since become  insane.  The Dundee Deaf Goes Through.  Hos.n1... .vd, November I'D-{Special to  the Tribune].���Tho shareholders of the  Dundee .Mining Company at their meeting last evening decided to ac<eptthe  offer of the London syndicate to purchase the assets of the company upon the  basis of $250,000, to he taken in stock in  a new company Avhich AviII be organized  to work the property. It is understood  that the company Avill be capitalized for  Clf.0,000, and will commence operations  AA'ith ��10,000 in the treasury for development pin-poses.   The Slocan City Minors' Union.  The Miners' union organized at Slocan  City has elected the following officers:  Fred Cf. Carlisle, piesident; il. L. Fife,  vice-prcMdent; S. B. Clements, recording  secretary; A. 1_, Teeter, finaucial secretary and treasurer. The number initiated  at tht! first meeting .vas *19. The Slocan  district now has uuions nt Saudon, Whitewater, Noav Denver,Silverton, and Slocan  City, with a total membership of close  on to 1000. 2".  THE  TRIBUNE: .NELSON, B. G.,>SUNDAY, NOVEMBER  20, 1899.  mmmmm  mmmmmmmm?  mi  B  B  This morning we open for business in our new  store in the Houston block on Baker and Josephine  streets, where we hope to see each and every one of  our customers, and can assure them the same courteous  treatment that has characterized us in the past.  ffl  MARTIN  O'REILLY & CO.  BANK OF  B. O.  BUILDING-,  NELSON.  TEIXIV-S   0___S."__*  im  mm  M  We carry Underwear of British, Scotch, French, American,  and Canadian Manufacture.   .  Can sell you all-wool goods from $1.50 a suit to. $6  Everyone LEADERS in their lines.  MEN'S OUTFITTER  Sign oi the RED HAT, Baker St., Nelson  J.���P.. WEIR  Wholesale  Houses  GROCERIES.  A   MACDONALD & CO.���Corner Vernon and Jose-  ���   pliine streets, wholesale grocers and jobbers in  ��� blankets, gloves, mitts, boots, rubbers, mackinaws and  minors'sundries. .  KOOTENAY   SUPPLY    COMPANY,    LIMITED-  Vernon street, Nelson, wholesale gioceis.   TOHN   CHOLDITCH  ��J    wholesale grocers.  &  CO.���Fiont htreet, Nelson,  FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  BURNS  &  CO.���Baker street,  Nelson, wholesale  dealers in fresh and cured meats.  Cold btoniKc.  HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES. -  H BYERS & CO.-Corncr Bnker and .Josephine streets,  ���   Nelson, wholesale dealers in hardware .md milling  supplies.   Agents for Gipiiit Powder Co- .  AWRENCB HARDWARE COM PA NY-Baker St.,  Nelson, **. holesale deiUer. in hardware and mining  supplies', and water and plunibeiV supplies.          VANCQU VKU UA UDWARB COMPANY, LIMITED  ���Bakei faUeot, Nelson, whole*-ale dealers in hardware arid mining supplies, plumbci!*. and tinsmiths sup-  plies.   "^RATED AND  MINERAL WATERS.  THORPE & CO., LIMITED.���Coi ner Vernon and Cedar  streets, Nelson, manufacture*, s of and  wholesale  dcalerfa in -prated waters and fruit syiups,  for Halcyon Springs, mineral water.  Solo agents  w.*_  ASSAYERS' SUPPLIES.  TKETZJ.L & CO.���Corner Baker and Josephine streets. Nelson, wholc.s.ilc dealers in assayed', supplies. Agent*! for Denver Fire Clay Co. of  Denver, Colorado.   CIGARS.  KOOTENAY CIGAR MANUFACTURING CO.-Corner Baker and Hall street'. Ts'elson, miinufaetuiers  of "llojal Seal" and "Kootenay Belle" brands of cigars.  COAL.  GROW S-NTC&T   PASS  COAL  COMPANY.-  ,   sale dealers in coal nnd coke.   Chaile. St.  Agent;. Baker strcet. Nelson.   -Whole-  Bai be,  COMMISSION MERCHANTS.    *  HJ. EVANS & CO.���Baker street, Nelson, wholesale  ��� dealois in liquors, cigar-., cement, Ihe brick and  fire clay, water pipe and steel rails, and general commission me.chants.   FLOUR AND FEED.  -RttACKMAN & K15R MILLING COMPANY LTD.���  *��   Fiont.stieot, Nelson, .vholcvile dealois  meal, etc., and hay and grain.  ��� toriarand New *\\ cslminstui'.  m floui, oat-  Mills at Edmonton, Vic-  LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  TURNER, BEETON* & CO.���Comer Vernon and Jose-  phine streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers in liquors,  cigars and dry goods. Agents for Pab.t Brewing Co. of  ___il.vai.kee and Calgary Brewing Co. of Calgary.   PAINTS   AND   OILS.  NELSON HARDWARE COMPANY���Baker Stieet-  Wholesale dealers in paints, oils, nnd brushed of all  kinds.   Largest stock in liootoiiay.   POWDER, CAPS AND FUSE."  HAMILTON POWDER COMPANY���Bakor Alroet.  Nelson, manufacturer*, of dynamite, spoiling,  slumping and black Mauling powders, wholesale dealers  in caps and f uw_, and electric blasting apparatus,   PROVISIONS, PRODUCE AND FRUITS.  PARSONS   PRODUCE   .OMI-VANY-Vernon   **Lrec(,  NcIncii, wholesale dealois in  piovwionn. produce,  and fruits.   Agents for Swift & Co. bacon and hams.  JY. GRIFFIN & CO.���Corner Vernon and Joscphino  ���   stieetH,  Nelson,  wholesale dealers  in  piovision*.,  cured moats, butter and eggn. :   PR. STEWART & CO.- W. ire house), on f:. P. It, t rack,  ��� foot of SUinley stieet, Xelion, wholesale dealers in  pjovisions, produce and fruits. Cold slorage. Agents  Armour & Co 's bacon, hams, laid and other products.  MANITOBA PRODUCE AND COMMISSION CO.,  Lid. ��� Nelson   branch,   JIall   sti eel.    Wholesale  dealers in butter, eggs and cheese.   SASH AND DOORS.  ���"���VTKLSON SAW AND PLANING MILLS, LlMITED-  ���*���'    Corner Front and Hall streets, Nelson, mantifac- .  owns The Tribune has for shareholders  only'men'who are interested in. making  Nelson a real  rival of Spokane.     Their  names are:    John  A.  Mara,  Charles  H.  Ink, John Houston, Patrick Burns, John  A. Turner, Charles V. Dake, and Robert  A. Renwick.     The only merchant, therefore, who is a shareholder in The Tribune  is Mr. Burns, and if Ave mistake not the  advertisement of   his  firm  appears  not  only in The Tribune, but in every news-  papei published in Kootenay.    The Tribune aims to be for Nelson and Kootenay  what  the  Review   is for  Spokane and  eastern Washington, and in time its aim  will be accomplished. Its managers know  that its aim cannot be accomplished by  printing a trashy paper, filled with cheap  advertisement.-*, and "boiler plates."   Tlie  advertisements appearing in The Tribune  are paid for in money,  not in merchandise, and at rates that enable its management to employ good workmen aud pay  tliem good  wages.     Kvjsvy month  The  Tribune disburses in Nelson  $1500 for  wages, every dollar of which remains in  Nelson.     Merchants    recognizing    that  The Tribune can always be depended on  to stand up for tlio best interests of the  town and district, give it a generous support in the way of advertising and job  printing; but no one  of them has ever  been solicited to take shares in The Tribune Association, Limited, whose authorized   capital is $25,000, of which 1500  shares, of the par value of $10 a share,  can be had at par on application at the  company_s_ ollice _ou_V_ernon_sti*eet, the  other   1000   shares   being   held by the  gentlemen whose names are given above.  turersof and wholesale dealers in sash and doors;  kinds of factory -work made to order.   all  WINES AND CIGARS.  flALIFORNL-Y WINE COMPANY, LIMITED���Cor-  '>���*' tier Front and Hall streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers  in winesfcasoandbulklanddomestic and imported cigars.  ite Sri-tame*  The organ of the Mine Owners'Association, seeing that tlie merchants of Nelson  are compelling it to fill its columns with  ���"boiler plate" reading matter, instead of  live advertisements at paying rates, says  that The Tribune is an organ of personal  spite, supported by merchants who are  large shareholders in. The Tribune Association, Limited. Unlike the company  tiimii owns the Miner, the  company tliat  Thk ratepayers of Nelson will be asked  to sanction the issue of fifteen thousand  dollars more of interest-bearing debt, tiie  result of the unbusinesslike methods  by  which the present council have conducted  the affairs of the  city.    It  is  said that  eight thousand doliaivs of the new loan i.s  to bo applied  to  wiping  out  debts  incurred in extending the waterworks system and seven thousand dollars for  paying off what has been incurred in making  additions  to  the  electric  light .system.  The fMiebtkm might be  asked, why any  of  the mOney  that is  to  be borrowed  should be charged up against the electric  light account j-   If the ilume at the .Summit was  built   to   bring   in   additional  water for motive power for running  the  electric light .system, then why  should a  portion of the water  so  brought in be  diverted to supply the water-works system, and none of the cost of bringing it  in   be  charged  to the  water-works  account?   Is it fair then to saddle the electric light system with the  whole  of the  cost of the Summit Hume?   Jt is well-  known  that,  with  two  exception*.,  the  mayor and council were opposed to the  purchase of the electric light works, and  even now are willing to make it appear  that tlie purchase was a bad bargain for  the city.    They are opposed to the principle of municipal ownership of anything*  except imposing public buildings that eat  up money without returning a.  dollar to  the taxpayer. When men are opposed to  a principle, it cannot be_expected that  they will do much to make that principle  a success.  In  this connection it is generally believed that the mayor and aldermen are  willing   to   give   the   Bonnington  Falls  power company an entrance into the'city,  so that those wanting power can  be supplied.    Did  it  ever occur  to the mayor  and aldermen that  municipal   ownership  of public utilities was a  principle, not a  fad?   When a  municipality adopts the  principle, then it should be  lived up  to.  When    adopted,    it    means    that    the  municipality does not intend  to compete  with  private   firms  or corporations  for  supplying the utility owned.    When Nelson purchased the water-works  and electric light systems from the  corporations  that owned them, it meant  that  Nelson  intended to supply the people  of Nelson  with water and electric light, but not in  competition with any one else.    Tlie Bonnington Falls company have, through the  tramway company,  already  begun competing with the City of Nelson  in   supplying electric light.  Of course, it is done  in an indirect way; but it is being done  all the  same.    The  skatiug rink, at the  corner of Stanley and Houston streets, is  to be lighted with electricity supplied by  the Bonnington Falls company direct to  the tramway company, who are the owners of the skating rink.    What the tramway company can do can be done by private individuals and firms, once the Bonnington Falls company is given a right to  string wires in the streets  of Nelson for  supplying.power.    Once an individual or  a firm gets permission to install an electric motor on  his  or their premises for  power,  the power  can be used for any  'purpose, and one of the purposes  will'.-be  supplying electric light.    More : Once the  Bonnington Falls company  gains  an entrance into Nelson, it is only  a  question  of time when the city will go out of the  electric lighting business altogether.  Thk City of Nelson should be able to  sell a four per cent debenture at par.  Four per cent on $15,000 means $000 a  year. Six hundred dollars for twenty,  years means $12,000; for thirty years,  $18,000. The finance committee, in their  wisdom, say that the debentures should  bear four and a half per cent and run for  thirty years. This means that the people  of Nelson will pay $20,250 in interested'  a loan of $15,000. t The price is too high.  The people of Nelson should not be called  on to give their approval to any such  loan; but if the deficit of the council  cannot be cared for in any other way,  then there is nothiug to be done but to  vote the money. But in voting the  money the people have the right to say  what interest they are willing to pay and  how long they are willing to pay interest.  When fire limit bylaws are suspended  to accommodate a religious organization  and private individuals, it will be no groat  strain on the Nelson aldermanic conscience to render a principle inoperative,  more especially when that principle is  directly antagonistic to the convictions  of_a majority of the aldermen.   COMPANY.  w  m  ���&.�����  :^.%  .(=3.1  mmmm  ��  *��!'  m  ���j*"**"!:.  w  BARGAINS IN  CHILDREN'S  GUM BOOTS  BARGAINS IN  MEN'S  GUM BOOTS  %  '' B  B  B  B  SALE OF  Boots and Shoes  Rubbers and Overshoes  B  B  B  B  ffl  ^       75 pairs of Men's Shoes, worth $4,  # $5, and $6, sale price, $3  w  ^      15 pairs of Women's Shoes, worth  ^ $2.50 and $3, sale price, $1.25  ^      40 pair Misses'Shoes, worth $1.50,  ^.$1.75, and $2, sale price, $1  ^      37 pair  Women's Rubbers, worth  ^ 60 cents, sale price; 40 cents.  tm  50 pair  Children's  Shoes,   worth  $1, $1.25, and $1.35, sale price, 80c  30 pair Ladies' Cloth Gaiters, worth  $1 and $1.25, sale price 40c  33 pair Ladies' Evening Slippers, ,'B  worth $3, sale price, $1.50  20 pair Women's Overshoes, worth  $2.25 and $2.50, sale price, $1.75  B  B  BARGAINS IN  LUMBERMEN'S  RUBBERS  36 BAKER STREET  FRED IRVINE & CO.  BARGAINS IN  BOYS  OVERSHOES  "'J  u  B  4  a  I  *_.  .?_  k  f  ass :a-*a^^-<  mmmn  mm:.  mmmm^  '���29>_  _.,c_s.��  WE HAVE  REMOVED OUR  TOYS AND  MUSIC TO THE  OPERA HOUSE  BLOCK  NEXT DOOR TO  POSTOFFICE  A. R. Sherwood  Snceesspor to Chas. A. W.iteniwn & Co.  REAL ESTATE  INSURANCE AND  GENERAL AGENT  INCORPORATED 1670.  Ring up Telephone No. 13  If you want  Pale Ale  OUINHESS' Foreign Stout  BREWERY'S Colder* /\r*qber Ale  SGHLITZ'S Milwaukee Beer  DOMINION BREWERY Porter  DOMINION BREWERY India Pale \\%  All the above goods in PINTS or  QUARTS. Sold by the BOTTLE,  DOZEN, CASE or BARREL.  Canada Book k Mi Co  NKLSON, IHUTISH COLU1LBIA.  PATRONIZE UNION SHOPS  UNION SHOP  First door west of Rink of  Vritisli Columbia building.  Balder St. Nelson  Charles  D.  J. Christie  OBNBBAL,  BROKER.  COLLECTIONS_ SOLICITED  FOR SALK  A 14-Room (new) House, i-enled at 8_0 per month  An 8-Hoom (oew) Home, two lots, corner .   KOR-U13NT   .faooo  .  *27C0  Ao-Koom House Curuishcd)    ?,*0.(0  MONKY TO LOAN ON UKAL KSTATE OR SHOUT TERMS,  okfickb:  Four Doors West of Dominion Express Office  . \. BARROW, A.M.I.C.E.  PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR  \\ o.  Comer Victoria and Koolctmy Sired*.  UOX .V>') TKLKPHONK NO,  Big Scljoorier  Beer or Half -  andhhialf . ,. ���  IO Cts.  Always Fresh  Always     Cool  THE BEST GLASS OF BEER IN NELSON IS  k  AT THE  Club Hotel  Comer Silica and  Stanley Streets.  E. J.  w  Barber Shops Without This Card in Window  Are Non-Union.  s  ROYAL SEAL AND  KOOTENAY BELLE  OIO-ARS   UNION   MADS  SQUIRE'S   RANCH   FOR   SALE  Containing 120 aores of land within one and a  quarter miles of Nelson.  For further  particulars apply to  FRED  J.   SQUIRE,    Nelson,   B.   C.  BL D. Ashcroft  BLAOKSMITHING  AND EXPERT  HORSESHOEING  Halcyon Water  WK MX a AI'POINTBD  THORPE & CO. SOLE  BOTTLERS  OP THIS WATER  Halcyon \\at Springs Sar-Rarium Co.  W. C. HUSBAND, Mii.i_t.M-.  R. REISTERER & CO.  BREWERS AND BOTTLERS OP  gap Jtieep,  Wa  on repairiug promptly attended to by a first-class  ���wheelwright.  Special attention given to all, .kinds ol repairing aod  custom work from outside poiuts.  Prompt and regular  delivery to the trade.  Kootenay Cigar Manfg. Go.  sons  Telephone 13  Nelson, British Columbia.  The "Wonder"  Fur trimmings just opened. Grobc skins, sable toils  ami heads fer millinery purposes. Lovely lines just arrived. Tea cloths and tray cloths with drawn work and  .stumping work on. Photo frames and mounts. Serving  cauls and little'thlmhles for children. Lessons in cnt-  broidery and lace work SOeentu,  Shop:   Hall Street, between Baker and Vernon, Heleo.  Nelson Iron Works  MANUFACTURERS OF  ���ENGINES, BOILERS. SHAFTING, IRON AND  BRASS CASTINGS OP HVHRY DHSOBIPTION  Repairs promptly attended to.       P. O. Box 173.  SHOETHAND AJSTD  TYPEWRITING.  SHORTHAND, Tj pewriting, and bookeeping taught  Terms reasonable.   Apply to Miss H. Biandt Han  sen, Applewhaite block, West Haker street, Nolson.  ARCHITECTS.    ���.���_.'  BWART & OARRIE-Archltootfl.   RooinH 7 and 8 Ab  erdeen block. Baker stroet. Nelson.'    .  NOTICE   OF   ASSIGNMENT.  Notice is hereby given that Harry Howard Dunbar of  Dnncan City, in the county of Kootenay, British Coloin-  bi.i, hotelkeeper, has by deed dated .he 31st day of  October, 180!), assigned all his personal estate, credits and  cit'ccLi which may be soiled and hold under execution  and .ill bis rcul estate to William Simpson of Duncan  V,(tv, aforuspiid, merchant; in trust for the benefit of the  oreihtoi's of the said Harry Howard Dunbar. The said  deed was executed by the said Harry Howard Dunbar  on the Slbt day of October, 189.). and by tho said William  Simpson on the fith day of November, 1895). All persons  having cIpUiiis against the sa*d Harry Howard Dunbar  me icquestcd lo forward particulars of tho _nnio, duly  -. erilled, and .taling v\ hat security, if any, is held for t he  same, to the said William Simpson on or before tho Uth  tiny of December, 18!W, after winch dpite the said William  yimpson will proceed to distribute the assets ofthe estate  amongst those entitled thereto, having regard only to I he  *alaini*< of v\ hich he shall then have had notice. All persons indebted to the said Harry Howard Dunbar are required to pay such indebtedness fotthwith to the s,iid  William Simpson.  A incctiiur of the creditors of the aaid Hairy Howard  Dunbar will be held at the ofllecs of MoAnn 8c Mackay,  lipirrlsters, Front street, Kaslo, U. C., on Wednesday the  22nd. day of Novomber, 1899, at 3 o'clock p.m.  WILLIAM SIMPSON, Trustee.  MoANN & MACKAY. Solicitors for the Trustee.  Dated the tith day of November, 189!).  V  LV^* TH__��MBtr��: .WSU&Om. B- C:; SUNDAY, NOVEMBER-20, 1899.:  U  Capital,  Best,  all paid  up,.   ���  $12,000,000  6,000,000  THE BANK OF  LORD STRATHCONA AND  MT   ROYAL, President  Hon. GEO. A. DRUMMOND Vice-President  K   S. OLOUSTON Genoral Manager  "ISrBLBON   *33*R_A.__>rO*BC  N. W. Cop. Baker and Stanley Streets.  LONDON   .  and  HRANOHKS IN       (England),   NEW TOR'S,  1 In the        .   CHICAGO  principal cities in Canada.  Buy and sell Sterling Exchange and Cable Transfers  8KANT COMMRRCUL AND TKAVKI.LEI18' CREDITS,  :. available in any part of tho world.  DRAFTS ISSCBD    COLLECTIONS MADE; ETC.  NELSON  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  CURRENT RATE OK INTEREST PAID  FLEECING   A   PAYMASTER.  One of the luosfc extraordinary conspiracies to secure money fradulently was  tliat formed by a coterie of Western  gamblers iu the fall of ISfll to fleece  major Isaac N. Cooke, a paymaster in the  Volunteer anny of the United States. It  ,, succeeded far beyond the most sanguine  ^ expectations of most of the sharpers engaged in the game, although the origin-  1 ator of the conspiracy believed that by  careful work a cool million could be taken  away from Cooke before the government  could step it. The astounding result  partly vindicated his judgment. In one  form or another, either by cheating or  outplaying tlieir victim, they secured  such fabulous sums of money as to alarm  even the government. Paymaster Cooke  " went up against" brace games of faro,  marked cards and confederates at poker,  and various Other " skin games " to the  tune of $104,500 certainly as is disclosed  by the official records, and it is probable  that he lost all told over $400,000.  Tlie late general Horatio G. Wright,  who commanded the department of the  Ohio at the time, with headquarters at  Cincinnati, once told the writer that the  detectives were satisfied that Cooke's  losses approximated to $300,000, and he  himself was inclined to think the total  reached $400,000. In 1S91, while compiling war records, I had run across some  fugitive papers relating to Cooke's case  which emanated from general Wright,  who was then living in Washington as a  ' retired officer. 1-called upon him to inquire into the matter out of mere curiosity, having been astonished at the enormous amount of the' defalcation; The  general remembered the case very well,  and his first remark about it related to  its singular success despite the fact that  uot less than a score of persons-- gam-  biers, "ceppers," and even women���were  engaged in the conspiracy, and were actually required, as lie lield, to carry it  through successfully.  General Wright said that every blackleg along the Ohio river from Cairo to  Pittsburg, and from Cincinnati to Glove;  land, were '"onto" the game to rob paymaster Cooke throughout the fall of 1802,  either directly participating or hoping  somehow to share iu the swag. From the  moment their attention was fixed upon  the paymaster's craze for play, for more  than three months there was not a day  that major Cooke was not shadowed  from town to town by members of the  gang, if not accompanied openly by some  of its "gentlemen" decoys. Two volunteer army officers were thought to he in  collusion with them, but it was impossi-  -ble-to~*fix "the "guilt legally upon them.  Cooke was so cunningly manipulated,  kept so infatuated with the game, and so  encouraged with the hope of Avinning  out, that the poor fellow never realized  that he had been for several months systematically "worked" by a gang of professionals, scattered iu four states, until  their work was completed and lie was  ruined.  Cooke was never suspected by his superiors until his great losses had bankrupted his pay chest. The gamesters  never let go of Jiim, nor did he quit the  game until his shortages exposed him as  a defaulter. He was dismissed from the  service on December 2_th, 1S02, This  act cut off his supplies of government  funds and the gamblers had no further  use for Cooke. General Wright remarked  also upon another remarkable feature of  the episode. Iu all the greed and struggle  for Cooke's inexhaustible supply of  money, presumably arousing the usual  jealously and heartburnings, uot one of  the "gains" betrayed the scheme to the  government officials. It ran its course  until Cooke's defalcation preforce disclosed itself to the treasury department.  The gambler who couldn't get "in" stood  fairly aloof while the other wolves picked  Cooke.  It is probable there was not so ntticli Of  the deep-laid con_piraey about this affair  as general Wright, believed* so flrmly,  Cooke was "sporty" naturally, as Was  said, and .didn't-require very touch temptation, or "steering" to venture large  sums at the gaming table; The trouble  was that he was lacking in experience of  the ordinary tricks of the sharper class,  and probably too much of a tyro at all  the games to protect himself from being  .cheated. The very fact that he constantly lost and the gamblers flocked  about him* wherever he went like/.buz-  jjards aronud a dead horse should have  Is f*ow prepared to issue Drafts and Letters'  of Credit on Skaguay, U. S., Atlin,, B. C, and.;  Dawson City, Yukon. District.  been sufficient warning that something';  was wrong, although it is probable that;  he was kept up to the work by supposed-  friends,^ whose business it was tO entice'  him to the gambling houses,  Some   time   iu   August,   1802,   major*  Cooke and a party of army officers floated!  into a gambling  house  in Cairo, Illinois,:  apparently out on a lark.    Whether this  was the beginning of Cooke's  downfall is  not known.    At any rate there was a big;  game of:- faro, and he was a heavy and an.*'  excited bettor, so much so, indeed,  as to,  attract geueral attention.    A thick-set,  heavy-jawed   man,  with   small,   greedy,  eyes, sat at the same table with Cooke,;  betting' white  checks, worth a  quarter  each,  on   the   same cards, alongside   of;  Cooke's .big stacks of blues, aud  yellows  "for $12.50'and $25, representing the limit  with  every  turn  out of the box.    This  ��� man was a professional  gambler on the  tramp, "down on his uppers," formerly of  Louisville, Kentucky.    He was familiarly;  known as "Faro Fagan," but that wasnoti  his real name.    All the river towns, filled  with soldiers in those days, were  practically running, wide  open, and were infested with faro Fagaus.  This Fagan was a smart fellow, bold  and unscrupulous. He watched Cooke's  big roll with hungry eyes, and gambler as  he was, Cooke's loose and heavy play  astonished him.' He was almost overcome  by the visions of the vast opportunities *  the sight opened up. By watchfully  giving-this'"high; roller" a friendly tip  occasionally as to the placing of, his. bets,  or taking them up when a card was dead,  etc., the' gambler ingratiated himself into  a sort of speaking acquaintanceship with  the paymaster, which he intended somehow to utilize. Cooke lost heavily at the  sitting.  In the course of the play the gambler  learned that Cooke would go to Cincinnati Avithin a day or two, on his way to  Columbus and Cleveland, in the discharge  of his official duties. A wild desire to get  hold of Gooke's "roll" had taken possession  of his mind." The next morning lie  boarded^ steamer for Louisville and Cincinnati to put in operation a scheme for  beating Cooke out of the government's  money. L At Ciuciuuati he,"found encouragement. He told the story of paymaster Cooke- and the exciting Cairo  episode to an old pal named Samuel  Smither.*., at tliat time the proprietor of  a well-known gambling house. F��gan  acted like a man who had just discovered  a gold mine. "Sam," said he, "we can  get a million out of this paymaster if we  work it right." Smithers was not quite  so sanguine as to the amount of the harvest, but he agreed to furnish the capital  aud manage the affair.  Fagan liad no appointment to meet  Cooke iu Cincinnati, of course. He had  simply made himself acquainted with the  hotel at whieh Cooke spent his time.  Here on the day of the hitter's arrival  Fagan appeared, now well dressed, with  a silk hat aud cane, registered as from  Louisville. Cooke was easy to approach,  and during the day Fagan got in his  work. In the evening they naturally  went to Smithers' place, where all had  been prepared for the paymaster.  Cooke now plunged in all over. When  he left Cincinnati confederates steered  him up against Philo Jones and August  Olmstead, two card sharps in Columbus.  Fagan had gone ahead and "fixed" things  for Cooke's coming. The same thing happened at Cleveland, where he fell into the  hands of George Gilbert for further exploitation. All these names appear in  the government records. He lost large  oums to these men. What share the so-  called Fagan got of the.enormus swag is  not known, nor does his name appear in  the government's list of accused or arrested gamblers. But his share must have  been considerable. They all stood in together, though there is no positive evidence of the fact. Wherever Cooke went  thereafter to pay off troops���to Cairo,  Louisville, Cincinnati, Columbus or Cleveland���a "brace" Avas always ready for  his entertainment. Perhaps the bulk of  his losses were made in a few weeks.  In December, 1802, it was discovered at  headquarters that thez'e was something  wrong about Cooke's balances. Investigation followed. When confronted by  the detectives Cooke broke down at once,  naming most of the gamblers who had  fleeced him. Several arrests were made  at Cairo. General Wright also ordered  major McDowell to arrest the Louisville,  Cincinnati, Columbus and Cleveland gamblers; When the gainbiers found them- ���  selves in the iron clutches ofthe military  authorities most Of them weakened quickly and compromised by disgorging their  winnings* But the process was resisted  by Smithers, Jones, Olmstead and Gilbert,  tlie Ohio gamblers, who swore out a writ  of habeas corpus, asking for trial by the  civil authorities, under which they would  have gone scot-free. .���..���-'  On January 5th, 1803, general Wright  telegraphed secretary. Stanton from Cincinnati reciting these facts and , ask ing  for .the ^suspension of: the, habeas.- corpus-  act in-these'cases;-as. other wise the men*  would escape iwith: tlieir booty.   The secretary of; war answered the same-day;  that the: president had suspended  the  writ, and ordered Wright to hold Jones,  Olmstead, Gilbert-and Smithers for trial:  by military: commission*,  and    also "to  hold the   other   gamblers."    Thereupon  general Wright responded in:the following telegram, which tells the story in:its  results:  Headquarters,  Cincinnati, January 5th;-1863.--.  Hon. E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War:  All the gamblers connected  with  major  Cooke, so far as known, excepting, those  named in  my dispatch of this  morning,  have beerf arrested and have ppaid over  the amounts which they are charged to  have won, on the promise of major -.Me-',  Dowell, approved by majors Lamed aud  Coon, paymasters, and   major:-Rowley,  provost-marshal   at    Cairo,   that    they;  should; be .released f rom further liability  so far as major McDowell;could do it, and  they were discharged accordingly.    The  proof*.against those parties rested solely  on . the ��� statements of- major Cooke and  tlieir own admission, and perhaps  could y  uot   be   legally   proved   against   them..  Shall they be again arrested?  The amount: thus recovered- is over i  $121,000. The parties-still tobe arrested ���:���  are asserted to have won $73,500.; I think ;  im view, of the pledge given by major Mc- \  Dowell, atyAvhich he bel ieved he was doiug.  the best and perhaps the only thing that i  could be done, that no further action * ]  against them should be taken. The rest =  ���will; be arrested and held unless your direct* a similar arrangement with them.  Please ansAyer to-night.  H. G. Wright, Major-General.��� .,'  Secretary Stanton's answer cannot, be;  found,   and' general   Wright's   memory;  somewhat failed him as to the outcome:  with .the   foiir   Ohio: gamblers, -but: hei  thought they had finally disgorged.on'  precisely the same   terms   granted   the:  theo.���������;������ thers.-     Hs      said      some-   of i  the    gamblers     Avho    had    avou .    con- *  siderable amounts from Cooke.were never  caught at all;   The government, however,  through the wise management of major  McDowell, acting.doubtless on the advice;  of.. general   Wright   himself,   recovered  something over $200,000, so much general [  Wright   was- positive   about.     It; Avas  charged that   major   Cooke   lost   many  thousands in lesser miscellaneous "social"  games Avhich he  did  not disclose, and of  which the   government   could   take  uo  account.   This fact led  genoral Wright  to conjecture that the misguided simpleton's   losses   were   perhaps   double   the  amount   recovered.     I have never been  able to ascertain the total of Cooke's defalcation.   He AA'as an Ohio man, appointed additional -paymaster June 1st, 1801.  Major Cooke Avas not the only paymaster Avho fell into the hands  of the  gambling thieves during the war.  Disbursing  officers were marked  as legitimate prey  by these gentry.     Several   others   were  fleeced almost in the same manner, although in the amount " given up " Cooke  made and still'holds the record.   His fate  did not have the effect to stop the abuse,  as   appears   from   the   folloAving   order  issued by lieutenant-general; Grant im-;  mediately following the close of the war:  Headquarters or the Army.  Washington, June 22nd, 1 65.  (Cipher.)  Confidential  Circular: All department  commanders, commanding in states where  martial law prevails, Avill   immediately  put detectives upon the. watch for gamb-j  ling.houses, especially faro banks, and at,  the   appropriate   time, make a   descent  upon them all. simultaneously, arresting,  all disbursing officers of the government  who may be found gambling, in  them, or  visitant therein at the time,  and  a.ho it  can be proven had previously gambled at  such places.   The gambling institutions  will be completely broken  up and their  money  and, stock confiscated, and  the:  owners and proprietors of such gambling;  institutions be.made to: disgorge and re-,  fund all money they may have Avon from  United States disbursing   officers.   The  officers so taken will be imprisoned and  tried immediately.  The same proceedings will be taken by,  department   commanders   in   the north  within their respective commands, in the:  cities where disbursing officers may be;  located, 'exceist that instead  of  confiscating the money and stock of the gambling   establishments,   or  compelling   by.:  military action the owners or-proprietors  ofthe same to disgorge or refund any,  money they may have-Avon from disbursing officers of the government,  they, will  be   immediately   reported   to   the   civ,l  {authorities for their action. '  This will be kept strictly confidential,  except, so far as it may be necessary, to  communicate it to those who are to carry  it into execution.  U. S. Grant, Lieutenant-General.  This shows that a serious state of  affairs existed. The issue of such an order from- the geueral headquarters for  secret concerted action against the gamblers and paymasters of the army is proof  that the drag., net, if properly handled,  was expected to catch a good many victims. In truth, gambling Avas epidemic  in the war days.  f&  1��  %  OSTERMOOR ELASTIC  FELT MATTRESSES  IMIpT YOU HAVE  MISSED HALF THE  PLEASURE OF LIFE  D; MoARTHUf{ & CO.  BAKER ST. NflLSON  m<  m-t  m<  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  M  m  m:  THE NELSON SAW & PLANM MILLS, Ltd.  m Tremont Hotel  N|AL0flE & TREGILLUS  PROPRIETORS  Headquarters for Miners and Prospectors  THE BEST BRANDS OF  Liquors and Cigars  We have a stock of one and a half million  feet of logs at our mill and are prepared to cut  all kinds of dimension timber and ship to all points  on Kootenay Lake by scows or steamers, also by  rail to all points on the Canadian Pacific or Nelson  and Fort Sheppard railways. In stock rough and  dressed, lumber, shingles, mouldings, sash, doors,  newels, turned verandah posts. Glass of all sizes,  Factory work of all kinds done to order. . '_  ALWAYS ON HAND  One  of the best and most-popular hotels in Nelson.  FULL LINE OF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  ���Windows���  Inside Finish .  local and coast.  Flooring  local and coast.  Newel Posts  Stair Rail  Mouldings  Shingles  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  of ill kinds,  what you want is not in stock we will mako It for you  CALL AND Gi_T PRICES.  S     _T_B  HALL AND LAKE STREETS, NELSON  WILL DO "WELL TO  6. 0.  A large stook of flrst-ckiss dry material on hand, also  a full line of sash, doors, mouldings, turned work, etc,  factory work a specialty  Yard!  Foot of 'HcndrjTc street, -Nelson  Telephone, 91        J Oil II  QUEENS HOTEL  BAKER STREET. NELSON.  Heated with Hot Air and  Lighted by Electricity  Large comfortable bedrooms and first-class dining  room.  Samplo rooms for commercial men.  E. 0.   CLARKE, Prop.  Late of the Royal Hotel, Calgary,  Tho finest hotel in tho interior,  Largo sample roontB.  Steam heat and electric light.  CORNER OF WARD AND VERNON STS., NKLSON  BAKER AND WARD STREETS, NKLSON  The only hotel in Nelson that has remained Under one  management since 1890.  The bed-rooms aro well furnished  and   lighted by  electricity.  The dining-room is not second to any in Kootenay.  The bar is always stocked bythe best domes! io and  imported liquors and cigars.  THOMAS MADDEN, Proprietor.  Largo .md well lighted Ken ted by hot an  Itcisonuble Kites .Sample! looms  .Electric bclWnml light in ciciy loom  Renovated ami tjcJ*uviii*plit.d throughout  HOTEL VIC^Ot^lA  J. V. PERKS, Proprietor  Revelstoke, 8. G.  Free bus meets all traiiiH  Hourly street car to sta'tion  Niglit Grill Room in eoiiucct.ion, for the donveiiioncoof  guests arriving and departing by night train...  Fir.if.-class in every respect. Choic-nt wine*,-, licnior.s  and cigars. Every comfort for transient and resident  guests.  HKADQUAitTERS KOR UNION MEN.  JOSEPH   CAMPBELL,   Proprietor.  the mm saw k nmm mills, m  OFFICE AND MILLS CORNER HALL AND FRONT STS., NELSON.    "     .  P. Burns & Co.  Head Office at  NELSON, B.  C.  Wholesale and Retail  '.  .   .   Dealers in Meats  Markets at Nolson, Rossland, Trail, Kaslo, Ymir, Sandon, Silverton, New  stoke, J.iirgu.son, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade City, Midway, and  Denver, Revel-  Vancouver.  Mail Orders Promptly Forwarded.  West Kootenay Butcher Co.  ALL KINDS OK  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  Baker Street, Nelson   L C. TRAVES, Manager  ORDERS BY MAIL RKCKIVK CAREFUL AND PROM IT ATTENTION.  APPLEWHAITH  J. MoPHBB  and Gonstetion  ELECTRIC SUPPLIES  Complete Electric Equipments for Electric Power Transmission and Lighting for Mines*, Towns  SJleefcric Fixtures, Lamps, Bells, Telephones, Annunciators. Etc.  Pv Oi Box 606, .Josephine Street, Nelson. B. O..  FULL LINES OF FALL AND WINTER SUITINGS  WEST BAKER STREET NELSON  OPPOSITE SILVER -KING HOTEL  is the  of tHe Day  And I want to be in it. I havo just reftuived .  Villi .- Niniplos . of SuiUilKS ��n��l Ovor-  coatings representing is ^SO.OvW stock to  choose from made to your order at prices:  never before heard of .In Nolson. All the latest .  fatfts in Fanny VohUiikh for Full and winter.  IpiulicK't-nUoring in all il* branches �� special'v.  IjUWcxtpriucN.   Rooms 1 and 11, Hillyer block.  Stevens, Tt|e Tailor  KOOTENAY COFFEE OO.  NELSON*, B. C.  Coffeo roasters*and dealers in Tea and Coffee.  Ofltef fresh roasted coffee of best quality &s follows:  Java and Arabian JVIacha, per pound...��...........$   40  Java and Mocha Rlend, 3 pounds.. ............ 1 00  Fine Santo!?,4 pounds ....  ,  1 01)  Santos Bland, a pounds  1 00  Otfr Special Blend, 6 pounds.......  1 00  Our Rio Roast, 8 pouudfl..  ................... 100  A trial ordor Boliclted.  SaiMroomB 2 Boors East* 6f Oddfellosrs BloclG Wat  Hater Staeet THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON B.C., MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20,  1899.  The only house in Kootenay carrying Ml lines of  \  SCALES  FURNACES  BRUNTONS  TRANSITS  SCORIFIERS  CRUCIBLES  MUFFLES  FLUXES  OF  ALL KINDS  Baker Street, Nelson, B. C.  SEE GILKER FOR UNDERWEAR  HE HAS SEVERAL LINES THAT ARE  WORLD BEATERS  J. A.  THE OLD P. O. STORE  120,000  In Diamonds and Diamond Jewelry will be  on display at  Jaeob Dover's  Today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  LOCAL NEWS IN BRIEF.  Captain Wainewright will come before  police magistrate Crease this morning  upon the charge of obtaining money under false pretences from Lillie Brothers  with intent to defraud. The prisoner,  who was brought from Rossland on .Friday evening, was before the magistrate  on Saturday, when he entered a plea of  guilty, but afterwards withdrew it.  When apprehended in Rossland Wainewright was stopping at a hotel and had  secured employment in one of the mines  operated by the IJ. A. C.  The firemen's smoker on Friday evening netted tlie members of the department $125 after all charges had been  paid. The firemen wish to return thanks  to all those wlio volunteered to help  make the event a success.  H. E. Beasley, superintendent of the  Canadian Pacific branch lines in Southern Kootenay, left for Montreal ou Saturday. It is understood that his visit is  connected with the company's proposed  building of the Balfour extension and the  establishment of Nelson as a divisional  point. In his absence John Hamilton is  acting as superintendent and "Tom" Henderson as trainmaster.  ,,'r    The members of the Nelson company of  Rocky Mountain Rangers were inspected  on Saturday evening by lieutenant-colonel Peters. In speaking of the appearance of the men, the D. O. C. said that  the turn-out was most creditable. The  officers of the company received their  commissions, and George S. Beer is now  .lieutenant Beer.  H. E. Maedonell, traveling freight agent  for the Canadian Pacific, left for Rossland. He was accompanied by Mrs. Maedonell, and will make Rossland his headquarters for the winter.  George C, Tunstall, Kootenay agent of  the Hamilton Powder Company, is back  froni a trip through Boundary district,  which he pronounces one of the great  mining countries of the Pacific slope. On  the trip, he was accompanied by H. J.  Scott of Victoria, general agent of the  company.  None of the fire insurance or loan companies doing business in this city have  yet paid the annual tax imposed by the  city council. The council* has decided to  collect the tax for the full year fiom the  insurance companies, amounting to $100,  and a six months' tax from the loan companies, amounting to $25. *.The local  agents of the companies concerned have  requested the council for sufficient time  in which to notify their companies of the  imposition of the tax.  City.engineer McCulloch has been instructed to arrange a basis for the numbering of the houses throughout the city.  This will enable all who desire to have  their premises numbered to secure tlie  same from H. II. Avery,.whose .illumin-  ,ated numbers are the most attractive  which have been submitted to the city  council.  Hon. William Paterson, minister of  customs, left for Ottawa last evening  over the Crow's Nest Pass line.  The display is made by" G. E. Ellis, who represents  P. W. ELLIS & CO.  Wholesale Jewelers, of Toronto  A LARGE CONSIGNMENT OF GRANBY  RUBBERS.   THE BEST  MARKET.  Charles Harrison, who was committed  for trial at Fernie upon a charge of assault, will come before judge Forin on  Friday foi' trial. Advices from Fernie  arc to the effect that Harrison has been  the victim of a plot in the matter, and  that he will have no difficulty in proving  his innocence. He will be defended by  W, A. Galliher,  BAKER STEEET,  NELSON,���& 0.  At their annual meeting on Saturday  evening the St. Andrew's and Caledonian  Society decided to communicate with the  Kootenay Lake General Hospital Society  offering to furnish a room in the hospital,  to be known as St. Andrew's, ward. Tlie  members   of   the society wore  of   the  BUSINESS   MENTION.     l  Tlie Ladies' Aid  of the Presbyterian  uiiurch will hold tliuit uniiiial silo (fie '"'th tulri 'i()ll) or  No* ember In the Htorc ie_ent!y occupied bj MiirUn  O'l.Ollly & Co., Hukei* struct. High ton will bo hci-vimI oh  .Vudm-Ml.ty the SiLli, Jroin �� Lo 8.  Prepare .for the waiter by building up  tho Rj'Htcm with Joy'* Home-Wilde Hraud.  .For Sale���On  easy terms the  Hoyal  Hotel,Sunday streot. for iiuiliciiliiii. ujiply It. S. S!<i-  I.co(l, I \ O. box IM*.  Tho latest thing .out.     Patent lumi-  notiK gold |?Iiu��i sign., name plutoi and street numbers,  Itcadnble diirkcKi night*!. Unexcelled for burnt ty; never  Urni.hj lust a life-time; price within rcucli, Vor sale  by H. If. Aver}, Carbonate Htreet, Nelson.  Furnished rooms to let.   Apply to Mrs.  L. M. Jameson, Carney Bloek, Haker street vycbt.  For Rent���A store on Vernon street,  opposite The Tribune ofllcc. ��10 a month. Apply to K  Kilby.  opinion that if the other benevolent  societies iii "the city followed suit, the  matter ofthe furnishing of the addition  to the hospital would be speedily settled.  The society elected the following officers  for the ensuing year: Alderman A. L.  McKillop, president; county judge Forin,  A'ice-president; John Ayton Gihson, secretary-treasurer ; Dr. Forin, physician;  Rev. Robert Frew, chaplain; W. A.  Macdonald, solicitor ; Alex. Stewart and  John Hamilton, auditors, and as directors,  J. Roderick Robertson, George Kydd, J.  K. Strachan, l.ruce White, and R. S.  Kinghorn.  The lake has raised six inches in the  past few days.   _^   The question might bo asked, What  portion of the. money taken in by the  "Australian .Salesman" at the opera  house on Saturday night was paid over  to the city ? Another question might be  asked, Is alderman Beer's opera house  licensed to protect thieving thimble-riggers? The city authorities aro mighty  efficient Avhen it comes to dealing with  drunk and incapables, but somehow they  never get on to the rogues who openly  rob gullible citizens.  Tickets for the Smiley concert are now  on sale tit the Canada Drug & Book Company's store in the Opera House block.  Tlie concert is given under the auspices  of the Hospital Ladies, Aid, and the  money realized will be used for fitting up  a woman's ward in the hospital. ,  HOTEL ARRIVALS.  At this Phair.���J. G. Stead and J. B;  Stead, Toronto; J. E. Boss, Spokane ; Dr.  and Mrs. Keller, Ymir ; J. D. McMaster,  Rochester; E. B. Thrasher, Rochester;  Thomas Brainerd, Montreal; H. J. Scott,  Victoria; G. C. Rowan, Omaha ; A. Macdonald, Winnipeg; J. B. Arnold, Vancouver; R. E. H. Munnsellj Vancouver;  W. R. Alexander, Spokane; A.��� McCor-  qiiodale,Spokane ; Harry Williams, White  Horse, Northwest Territory ; F. Robbins,  Phoenix; Mrs. M. A*. McKenziej ��� Grand  Forks; J. F. Guian, Presque Isle, Maine;  Mrs. J. A. Russell .and Miss Millau, Vancouver ; A. C. Taylor, New Denver.  At thk HUpME.���J. McMartin, City;'I).  W. Moore, Trail; John Love, Winnipeg ;  C. S. Landon, Toronto ; Charles Lemon,  Toronto; H. Sutherland, Toronto; H. A.  Jansen, Winnipeg.  At the Gram*) Ciontrau���H. B.  pSteeves and Arthur McMillan. Nelson,  Washington ; W. B. Price. Rossland; W.  IL Kennedy, Salmo; John McCue, Rossland; John McNeil, Granite Siding;  At the Queen's.���A. W. Boyd and.B.  McKenzie, Erie; C. Patterson., Rossland;  B. O. Boswell, Bonnington Falls.  WE ARE SCORING  ANOTHER GREAT SUCCESS  in the sale of ihe stock of goods  which we purchased" from the  stores of Messrs. Foley Brothers  & Larsen at their construction  camp at Creston. The reductions  which we advertise are genuine.  We can afford to make them because we purchased the greater  part of the stock at  Best Roslyn Coal $9.50 per Ton  im orders with oasi,   Gamble & O'Reilly, Agents  ARTISTIC JEWELRY  CHASTE AND BEAUTIFUL  NOTHING  BUT THE BEST  '���-������'- AT  PATENAUDE   BROS.  BAKER STREET, NELSON  TWENTY-FIVE CENTS  ON THE DOLLAR  The same is true in a measure  with .the bankrupt stock of Crawford & McMillan, which we have  been working off for some time.  This week we wiil add a new  - - feature,- offering ���  SPECIAL BARGAINS :  IN BOY'S SUITS  These values cannot be touched by  any clothing house in Kootenay.  We have cut the price fairly in two  and are offering boy's suits at  $2.50, which were invoiced at $5.  MEN'S HE A VY WEAR  we have still good bargains to offer.  We have a few more pairs of men's  heavy shoes at $1.50, regular price  ' $3; Silver State overalls at 50  cents, regular price $1 ; men's  tweed suits at $7, regular price  $12.50; men's heavy all-wool tweed  pants at $2, regular price $3.50.  In order to clear out our store of  LADIES' AND CHILDREN'S  CAPES AND JACKETS  we have marked these goods down  to cost. We have capes and jackets from $3.50 up to $10.  A. Ferland &  KLLIOT BLOCK, BAKER STREET, NSL.SQN.  Xmas   Fpuit   Cake  NOW TN SHOW WINDOW AT'  VIENNA lU'lCRIlY  Leave your order* early mid ���wo will RUiirnntee  to  s"l��plj* you with the best article to be Imd in the city.  _R.     DE3_ty*a*EE-jr3     2?3BO*E��*RI*E2*TO_5i.  toves!  toves!  i:  WE HAVE THE FINEST LINE OF  ^Sa-SSffaE*  Coal Heaters  EVER DISPLAYED IN KOOTENAY DISTRICT  BRIDGE,  attenfidn  struction.  SOLE AGENTS FOR THE FAMOUS  Cole's Hot Blast Heater  Our claims for this heater is that it is adapted  to any   kind of coal, CROW'S  NEST, LETH-  or ANTHRACITE, burning all kinds equally well.   Not requiring the  of an ordinary coal heater.    Economical, durable and simple in con-  See our Steel Ranges for hard and soft coal or wood.  NELSON  KASLO  SANDON  ARE YOU BURNING UP MONEY  Because Your Stove or Range Cannot be  Regulated to Save Fuel ?  IT WILL PAY YOU  TO EXAMINE  OUR NEW STOCK OF  STOVES AND RANGES  The saving in fuel effected will soon equal  the cost of the range. It can be so quickly  and easily regulated that there need be no  waste of heat or fuel. New patented improvements offer you more convenience and  comfort than you'll find in any other range.  TWO CAR LOADS TO SELECT FROM  LAWRENCE HARDWARE GO.  i  t  To The Public  Consumers of staple articles such as the following cannot  buy to a better advantage than by purchasing from Kirkpatrick & Wilson. At any rate obtain quotations from them  before placing orders for  Potatoes, fAshcroftJ  Flour, (Baking and Pastry)  Sugar, No. 1, (Granulated)  Rolled Meal  Hams, (Armour's J  Tea, (Green and Black)  Coffee, (Java and Mocha)  Fish, fSalt, Smoked and Dried  Butter, No. 1, fCreameryJ  Baking Powder, (Price'sj  Currants, (Cleaned and Bulk  Raisins, (Seeded and Bulk)  Soaps, ("Toilet and Laundry,)  Bacon, (Salt and Smoked)  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN  G_R_0_OERLES,_PR_OVJS10NS!_C_ROC_KER-Y_8__GLASSW  Kirkpatrick & "Wilson  P. 0. BOX K. & W,  BAKER STRKET.  TEI-BPHONE 10.  Ladies all  Talk . ��� ���  About   Dominion  Jinking Powder,    it is doing wonderful  work  for  them.    Wo have had it thoroughly tested and we are now iu a position ,'  to guarantee it to be equally as good as any high-priced powder or J  money back.    Put up hi 1-2, 1, and ."> pound tins.  Xcw Raisins, Currants, Peols, Fig.s, Nuts, and C. & C. for your Christmas  cake will he here in a few days.    Wait for thorn.  il  Baker Street,  Nelson.  M9 De-sBrteay <& Co,  An Appetizing Breakfast  FITS A MAN FOR WORK.  Try our Government Greamery,Butter, J. V. Griffin & Go's  Hams and Bacon, Brackman & Ker's Rolled Oats and Corn-  meal, Almonte Milling Go's Self Raising Buckwheat Flour.  Baker Street West, Nelson  John A, Irving & Co*  DPr.XT*__C_3_i3*KST  ETC.  0*E**E3R.__.   ���BCOXXS'EJ   KIE-OCK*  r\


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