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 frttzs^  '���S  M  t\  f  ���. .  River  80th,  ridge  To-  %  BOER TRICKERY PREMEDITATED  Usages of War Totally Disregarded.  London, December 0.���The censorship  continues to be of the strictest character,  virtually no news is allowed to  pass  except diaries of events  with  the  beleaguered garrisons and  positions.     According to the latest accounts of the battle of  JViodder-River, the Boer fire was the hottest on record and will revolutionize existing theories.    It  was  effective  up  to  1000 yards, but the casualties among the  prone troops was trifling.    It was  found  impos-.ible to bring the British  ammunition   reserves  to  the  firing line.    Many  Hours     wearing       red      cross     badges  were   actually    employed     in     serving  out ammunition.    In connection witli the  many  accusations  against the  Hours, in  difference  to the  laws of  war, a  letter  published in Cape Town asserts that  before the Transvaal  ultimatum  was  sent  the Boer leaders discussed   the  policy of  using the  white  flag, when  driven to  a  corner,  in  order to deceive the  British  commanders, and this policy was generally approved.  It is reported that the mobilization of  the seventh division will be ordered at  Alder-shot, as a preparation for an emergency. The Morning Post complains that  there are plenty of cavalry men available at home, but that parsimony prevents them being sent to South Africa  Avhere they are urgently needed.  London, December (J.���A special dispatch from Estcourt censures rear-  admiral Robert Harris, commander-in-  chief of the Cape of Good Hope and West  African squadron, for his delay in sending captain Scott and captain Lamb ton  with guns to Ladysmith. It is notorious,  says the correspondent, that only at the  last moment, on October 30th, while a  decisive action was pending, did captain  Lambton arrive at Ladysmith. A week,  a day, a few hours might, and I doubt  not wouid have saved the situation aud  delayed tlie investment, if it had not  ended the Boer attempt.  L0NI.0N, December (5.���The Daily Mail  announces that colonel W. A.   Yule, who  succeeded geueral sir William Symons in  command of the British troops  in Natal,  after that officer was wounded in  battle  at Talana Hill,  and  who  was  promoted  from the rank of substantive  lieutenant-  colonel   in  the  army  to that  of  major-  general  on   tlie  staff,  to   command  the  right brigade of the South  African field  force, with the substantive rank of colonel  in   the army, is  ou his way to England, being iu broken health.  ' London, December (5.���A Modder  special, dated Thursday, Novembei  .says:    The Boers occupy a strong  about mx miles* north of this point,  day tho Lancers came, into contact with  them.  The news from Mafeking is satisfactory. It is clear that colonel Baden-  Powell has no idea of surrender, but still  it is beginning to be felt here that liis  position is a most anxious one. Unless  the Boers voluntarily raise the siege it is  not seen how the garrison can be relieved before Christmas-, at the earliest.  .Military officials hero are hinting that  Mafeking may possibly fall, and it is admitted that it was a mistaken policy  that ever dictated the order that it be  held. Certainly colonel Baden-Powell,  by his plucky defence, has gained the  highest encomiums at home of all leaders  since the beginning of the war.  Although nothing new has been received from general Methuen, it is not  now considered that any determined resistance will be made to his advance on  Kimberley. Jt is thought that the Boers  are unlikely to run the risk of making a  "stand~agatust"his~considerable~force"wit_r  an active and aggressive garrison only a  few miles in the rear. If they do, Spyt-  fontein is the most likely position, but it  is most likely that they will operate on  geueral Methuen's right flank or his liue  of communication. This is the more  likely in view of the importance to the  British of these communications, as evidenced by the satisfaction expressed by  oflicials here at the news of November  20th that railway communication is complete as far north as Modder River.  Tliis means not only that the wounded  and sick can be sent straight through to  Orange river and even to Cape Town, bnt  also that general Methuen may enjoy the  immense advantage of securing fresh  supplies and reinforcements. Sir Alfred  Milnt-r's suggestion to the' refugee committee at Cape Town to arrange for the  reception of 8000 or 10,000 refugees from  Kimberley explains the urgency of general Methuen's advance. So many refugees must imperil the safety of Kimberley, through fear of starvation and  disease.  There is no news of importance from  Natal. General Uildyard seems not to  have advanced, as was supposed, northward from Frere to Coienso, the Boers  being strongly intrenched, it appears, at  the latter point. Frere railway bridge  has been badly damaged by the Boers,  and several days will be required for the  repairs necessitated. Meanwhile general  Jlildyard and Barton's forces are consolidated. Should au adverse take place  fighting will be imminent.  The Boers are expected, according to a.  Pietermaritzburg dispatch, to make a  stand south of the Tugela river, and it is  hoped here that it may prove true; but  in that case they would play into the*  hands of the British, as defeat  with  the  - 7*1.  f*-*'-*-.  -.������J-IT  ���_>_  If  ^>Z��;Y,i  WEDNESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER (i,  1899.  DISCUSSED  SCHOOL  MATTERS  The  city  council on  PUBLISHED AT NELSON. BRITISH COLUMBIA.  DAILY (BY MAIL) $6 A YEAR; WEEKLY. $2.  flooded Tugela in their rear would mean  crushing disaster. All the experts think  the fighting will be nortli of the river,  and not much longer delayed.  General Gatacres' brief "situation unchanged" is disappointingly vague to the  experts here, but doubtless it means more  to the authorities, who are exactly  acquainted with the extent of disloyalty  among the Cape Dutch. Civil rather  than military difficulties probably are  hampering general Gatacre, but the  Orange Free-Staters seem to be retiring  gradually under pressure of his increasing  strength, and it seems unlikely that they  will be nble to hold their Steynburg and  Stormberg positions or to make a stand  south of the Orange river.  BICYCLE RECORDS ARE BROKEN  In the Six Day Race.  Nkw York, December  5.���The  weary  six day plodders at the  Madison Square  Garden are riding far ahead of the record.  There    has   been   some   change  in   the  relative positions of the riders and several  have left the track in  the past  twenty-  four hours.    This afternoon there was an  accident in which Jay Eaton, then a lap  ahead of all the others, was  crowded   to  the edge of the  track  and  was  pitched  from his wheel.    Eaton tried to remount,  but found that his tire was flat, and before he got another  wheel  he  was  four  laps in the rear.     The matter was taken  to the referee by Eaton who after some  hours'     consideration    ruled    that    the  Eaton -Waltheur      team    should      take  its     place     with     the    leaders.      This  put the  team  back  only   one  lap,   the  one by which it was leading at the time  the spill occurred, and the  decision   was  received with general protest by  all the  riders.    The four leading teams  were 70  miles ahead of the record at the  close of  the 12nd hour.    Gimm made  the  fornier  record iu  1808   with  707  miles and  0(50  yards to his  credit.     Harley  Davidson,  the  Canadian, withdrew from  the  contest at 8 o'clock, having 329 miles and .50  laps to his credit.  The riders were 70 miles ahead of the  record at the end of the'45th hour. The  score at 12 o'clock was: Miller and Wallet1, 1)33.3 ; Maya and McEaehran, 963.3;  Gim aud Pierce, 903.2 ; Fisher and Chevalier, 9G2.7; Stevens and Turville,  903.5 : Babcoek and Stinson, 902.4;  Schlneer and Forster, 900.2: Thorns and  Dickerson, 917.1 ; The Pasta ires, 810.42.  Through a misunderstanding the Walt-  hour-Eaton team lost four laps about  7.-30 o'clock. They were both off the  track at the same time, not knowing of  each other's temporary retirement.  CHAMBERLAIN MADE A MISTAKE  In His Attack on France.  London, December .I.���More and more  shrewd men of affairs are growing in fear  that this country may in the near future  become embroiled with France. The  universal resentment felt���and it is by  no means confined to the war party���at  the attitude of the French people toward  Great Britain, a resentment intensified  by the scurrilous attacks on queen Victoria, may now lead to the recall of sir  Edmund .1. Monson, British ambassador  to France. True, this recall Avill be but  temporary, if it comes, and will take the  shape of leave of absence, but the moral  effect will be the same.  Add to this the fact that it is practically assured that certain secret war  preparations, such as the mining of Portsmouth harbor, are actively on foot, and  you have a situation unmistakably grave.  Mr. Chamberlain's speech at Leicester  has done nothing to relieve the situation,  as the comment of the Paris press shows.  This address is cooly received here, both  on account of its reference to France and  because of the unwisdom which the British public sees in thus seeking to force the  hand of Germany and the United States.  Thespeechis generally adversely criticised.  In view of the fact that a considerable  section of the German people is unfriendly to- the British proceedings in the  Transvaal, the speech is calculated to put  the emperor in a false position, and possibly to draw from him disclaimers that  will damage the very cause Mr. Chamberlain has advocated Competent  judges think the colonial secretary's  speech has conclusively disposed of his  chances of ever becoming foreign secretary.    ONTARIO LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS.  BYLAWS SECURE BIC MAJORITIES  The Vote Was Small.  The voting upon the money bylaws,  the Canadian Pacific Railway bylaw, and  tlie Madden bylaw passed off very quietly  yesterday. The vote was very light, but  as no opposition was made to the passage  of auy of the bylaws, the members of the  city council who interested themselves in  bringing out a favorable vote rolled up  large majorities in each instance. The  total vote recorded was 203 out of 003  names upon the voters' ii&t. The voting  upon the several bylaws was returned as  follows:  Kor.  Against.  Canadian Pacific b\Iuu   1"��  '��1  Wat er�� 01 ks bylaw                 .   ..       178  _3  Electric Light Loan bjl.xw  KM  3.1  Madden Aru<*i bj law  IW  20  The vote in the East ward was taken  in the fire hall, and was proportionately,  much lighter than the vote of the West  ward. The most unpopular bylaw was  that of raising funds for electric light  extension, which had 23 votes recorded  against it. The total vote was 113,  which was recorded as follows:  Canadian P.icillc b*> law  Waterworks Loan b*,law  Kleotric Light Loan bylaw.  Mad (len's Arcpi bylaw  For.  ��t  OS  . 88  Against.  18  l.*>  2.1  1.-*  Whitijy, December 5.���Hon. John  Dry den, Liberal, and Charles Calder,  Conservative, were nominated today for  the vacant seat in Soutli Ontario.  Aylmer, December 5.���D. Mclntyre,  Liberal, and C. A. Brewer, Conservative,  were nominated in West Elgin today.,  Dptton, December .*>.���D. McNi-sh, Liberal, and F. G. MacDiarmid, Conservative,  were nominated today iu East Elgin.       . ���'  BuRPORn; December 5.���T. II. Preston,  Liberal, and Robert Henry, Conservative,  were nominated in South Brant today.  The vote for the West ward was taken  at the oflice of the Exchequer Gold Mining Company, 90 Arotes being recorded  out of 271. In this ward the Canadian  Pacific Railway bylaw was the most  popular of the four, and the Madden Area  bylaw  the  most unpopular,  was returned as follows:  Oanadi.m Pacific bj l.iw  Waterworks Lopin bylaw  Klcotrio Light Loan bylaw  Madden Ai <m bylaw  The vote  For.  . 81  ��� ��l  77  . 73  Against.  .*>  8  I'll  SUPEEME   COURT   SITTINGS.  English. Comment on McKinley's Message.  Lex don, December ii.���All the morning  papers have editorials on president McKinley's message to congress. The Daily  Telegraph says: "What distinguishes  the present from preceding messages is  its all but formal admission that the  United States has been drawn into the  outer eddies of eastern politics. Jt is the  far east which is the real reason for this  partial abandonment of Monroeism. So  far as Great Britain is concerned there is  no apprehension, but rather unqualified  "satisfaction atn_ire^^vdel}_wt~iu'es.-Great  Britain, the United States and Germany  are the powers most concerned in maintaining the open door; and tliat is all  which i.s implied in the use of the word  'alliance,' about which so much unnecessary fuss has been made."  Boers Don't Want Mediation.,  Biu.'.-.SKi-S December 5.���At the Transvaal legation in Brussels, presided over  by Dr. W. J. Leyds, tlie Boeis and their  European representative." do not seek  and do not want mediation. They aro  not afraid of general Methuen's force,  and fear nothing from his march to raise  the siege of Kimberley; while, as for the  Natal boundary they say the Boers can  fall back, if need be, beyond the Drakens-  burg, and have between themselves and  the enemy an almost impenetrable  barrier.  American Dutch Protest.  Rochester, New York, December 5.���  An indignation meeting to protest  against England's course in the Transvaal  was held this evening at the American  Reformed church. The meeting was  attended not by the Dutch residents of  Rochester but by others who sympathized  with the Boers in their struggle. The  speakers Rev. John Ileuiein, pastor of the  American Reformed church, and Dr. F.  T. Vanuerk.  Dividend Declared.  New York, December ."5.���At a meeting of the board of directors of the Commercial Cable Company held here today  the regular quarterly dividend of If per  cent and a bonus of 1 per cent was declared; The transfer books will be closed  on December 22nd and reopened January 2nd,. ,..'-*'   *,... ...'   '���-**,- .. .-  Mormons Fight Against Roberts.  Washington, December 5.���A number  of anti-polygamy leaders of the Mormon  church have readied Washington from  Utah for the purpose of assisting in the  fight against representative Roberts.  Among them is judge J. M. Coombs, who  has been United States marshal and  United States supreme court commissioner. He has traveled extensively over  the state, visiting nearly all tlie cities  and towns, and has collected interesting  facts concerning the practice of polygamy  in Utah. He states that it is as common  now as before statehood, and that the  foremost men in the churches, the bishops  and others, as well as the lesser men, are  raising families from their plural wives,  making no claim or pretence that they  have ceased their polygamous  practices.  More Filipinos Killed.  Manit.a, December 6.���Last night a  force of insurgents, estimated at 800, attacked the American garrison of 200 at  Vigan, province of South Ileo&. The  American loss was eight killed and many  wounded. After very hard fighting the  Filipinos were driven oft* through the  mountains, leaving thirty-five dead. Colonel Bisbee is now reinforcing the garrison. Fears aro entertained regarding  various small bodies of general Young's  troops in the province of Abra.  Another Pacific Cable Project.  *  Washington, December ."5.���Representative Corliss of Michigan, introduced in  the house today a bill for a Pacific cable  to be buiit by the government to  Hawaii, the Philippines, Japan and China,  at a limit of cost of $8,000,000, of which  $5,000,000 is to be immediately available.  The route and general control is placed  uuder a Pacific cable commission, including the postmaster general and chief signal officer of the army.  May Remove to Canada.  Toronto, December 5.���Michigan lumber operators are contemplating the removal of their plants to Canada as the  result of the recent judgment of Mr. Justice Street in the ease of the Michigan  lumbermen against the Ontario government to have the law regulatiug the cutting of logs declared unconstitutional.  French and Russians to Hob-nob.  Constantinople, December 5.���Admiral Fournierj the commander of the  French Mediterranean squadron, has  started for Sebastopol, to pay.a visit to  admiral Tyrtoff, the Russian minister pf  the navy.'.*.* .-'���...*     '  Justice Martin delivered judgment  yesterday in the case of Vanstone vs.  Buckworth, in which J. L. Vanstone of  this city sued A. B. Buckworth of Ymir  for damages for his failure to deliver  5000 shares of Tamarac stock. ' The court  allowed Vanstone damages to the extent  of seven cents a, share, or, $350 in all.  The case of Hill vs. Murray was then  taken-up, and was-still proceeding when  the court rose. In this case C. P. Hill of  Port Hill, Idaho, is endeavoring to establish a grub stake contract and secure an  interest in certain mineral claims in the  Goat River mining division. Judgment  was given for the plaintiff.  The case of Bigelow vs. LaBau, au  action to recover $1000 from the defendant as executor of the Wilson estate,  has been postponed.  Justice Martin yesterday refused the  application of the owners of the Reliance  mineral claim, to extend the time in  which they could adverse the application  of the owners of the Butte Fraction on  Hammil creek, in the Lardo, for a certificate of improvements. The application  was made by A. Whealler, and opposed  by C. W. McAnn.  Capital Increased.  Nkw York, December 5.���The directors of the Commercial Cable Company  today formally resolved to offer $'5,333,-  -300 of-tlie-authori'/ed-lncrensed capital  stock to the shareholders at par at the  rate of one now share for every three  shares owned by each stockholder at the  close of the books on January 20th noxt.  A circular setting forth the conditions of  subscription, accompanied by the required subscription blank, has been  mailed to each shareholder.  Johnson family which has been counterfeiters through three generations. The  grandfather bf tlie Toledo prisoner was  the first counterfeiter of Canadian currency, and died in a Dominion prison.  John Johnson, father of Charles, was an  expert engraver. Three sons became  counterfeiters and produced the "Grant  five." Twelve years ago Johnson was  arrested at Detroit for uttering " Grant  fives." He escaped, iled to Canada, was  arrested and served, ten years for counterfeiting the "commercial ten," the finest bit of counterfeiting on record in the  Dominion. Captain Abbott found an  outfit in Johnson's possession. The counterfeiter was today held to the federal  jury.  THE EXPORTS OF GOLD BULLION  Are Increasing From Nelson.  The full returns of the port of Nelson  for the month ending November 30th  were completed yesterday. The most  noteworthy feature of the exports is the  increasing value of the gold exports, the  gold bullion exports for the month being  valued at $48,095. These figures it is understood do not include the exports from  the Athabasca mine amounting to $9000,  which did not arrive in time to be included, but had they been included the  gold exports from the mines around Nelson would have come close up to the  $00,000 mark, -with the Granite and the  other properties yet to enter upon the  shipping list. This means that it will  be but a few months until the gold mines  tributary to Nelson are exporting gold at  the rate of $100,000 per month. As it  is the figures for the past month show  that the value of the gold output was  even greater than the value of all other  products of the mine, something which  never happened before. The exports for  the month were:  The mine���Coke  Lead bullion   ..  Gold bullion       The forest  .Animals and their product*  -Manufacture         Tot.il       .    .    8    3.19  .������8.-.I3  _8,.W.>  87  ..I  1.281  A Presbyterian Selected.  Toronto, December 3.���The Presbyterian authorities have been advised by  the imperial war authorities that Rev.  Mr, Fullerton, who was with the Canadian  contingent, has been accepted by them to  remain with the Canadian troops during  the South African campaign. The government could only engage chaplains to  accompany the troops as far as Cape  Town.  Parliament Remains Supreme.  Vienna, December a.���The committee  appointed to deal with paragraph 14 of  the constitution, which conferred on tho  government power to carry on the affairs  of the nation by an administrative decree  in the event of parliamentary obstruction has decided, by a vote of 20 to 12, in  favor of eliminating the paragraph from  the constitution.  New York Poisoning Case.  New York, December a,--The surprise of thevday in the trial'of* Roland B,  Molineux for the murder of JBLatbertne J.  Adams was/'the sudden introduction by  tlie prosecution of direct testimony that  Molijieux' harbored bitter enmity towards Harry Cornish. A. A. Harpster, a  fornier employee of the Knickerbocker  Club, and a friend of Cornish, said further that Molineux. sought in a roundabout way, by having an agent write to  Harps tor's former employer over a false  signature, to obtain information reflecting on Harpster's character, that he  might use the information to Harpster's  injury.  Wages Advancing in New England.  Boston, December 5.���The movement  to advance wage* in cotton mill centers  has become general throughout the New  England states. Up to this evening  nearly one hundred operatives had been  notified of a ten per cent advance, and  the outlook indicated that most of the  mills which had not made any announce  ment would soon do so.   On-a-False Scent    La.*-* Pai.uas. Canary  Islands,  ber  ���Tlie  British  Decern-  second-class  cruiser  Peterboro Book Store Burned.  Pi.tj-_hie.oro,   Ontario,    December 5.���  The book store  of  A. 11. Stratton  <fc Co.  was gutted by  fire  early  this  morning.  Loss $10,000; covered by insurance.  -  An Old Counterfeiter in the Toils.  Toledo, Ohio, December 5.���Captain  K. A. Abbott of the United States secret  service, this- morning identified, in Cyrus  Davy,": arrested .here Thanksgiving Day,'  Charles Johnson, one. of the last .'of the  Arethusa has been closely watching *the  German steamer Ella Moermann, which  sailed from Hamburg November 18th for  the west coast of Africa. On the demand  of the British government, the .Spanish  authorities .searched the vessel on her  arrival here, but found no guns or cartridges on board of her.  A Swindler Located in Montreal.  Month. :al, December 5. ��� W. F. Miller,  tho Franklin Syndicate broker of Brooklyn, New York, who is wanted in that  city for alleged swindling of a large number of people of their savings, is hero.  Detective Kelltu-t of the Metropolitan  detective bureau, say** the accused is  being shadowed.           A Fight in 148,000 Pictures.  Chicago, December 5.���Martin Julian  is now travelling with amutoscope ofthe  Sharkey-Jefl'ries fight. There are over  seven miles of film and it takes about  two hours for the exhibition. The muto-  scope pictures cost a minimum sum of  $0300, and there are over 110,000 individual pictures in the seven mile*,   of film.  Water in DeBeers Mine.  PrKTORia, December 5.���The Standard  and Digger's News says that on Wednesday last, Cecil Rhodes dispatches, intercepted near Kimberley, said the DeBeers  niines were filling with water, and that  Mr. Rhodes estimated tlie damage at  $30,000 per day.  Revolt Has Been Suppressed.  B_.hi.in, December 5.���A dispatch from  Gautemala, received, here  under  yestei1:  day's date, says. a. revolt on   the  frontier  of San Salvador has been .suppressed.  And Municipal Control,  committee   appointed   from   tlie  Monday   evening���consisting  of alderman    Beer,   Hillyer and  Fletcher���to   confer    with    the   school  board relative to the formation of Nelson  as a city school district, met yesterday.  The result of the conference was thatthe  committee will recommend that the city  solicitor  be   instructed   to   prepare   an  amendment  to  the  Public   School Act,  wliich amendment would make Nelson a  city school district.     Tlie petition  will  be presented to the  next session  of the  legislature.    Tt was also agreed to call a  joint meeting of the trustees of the Nelson school and the trustees of the Hume  School District to meet a special  committee   appointed   by the  city   council,  wliich will  meet on  Monday  next, and  prepare  a   petition   asking  the  government for an appropriation of $10,000  for  the erection  and  equipment  of a  high  school.     The    government  will  also  be  asked   to appropriate  block 49 as a site  for the high school building.   This block  is bounded by Hoover, Latimer, Hendryx  and Cedar streets, aud is the  block  that  was originally reserved out of the crown  lands for the provincial jail buildings.  The committee discussed the revenue  which would probably be accruing to the  district under the new regulation. The  revenue under the present system i.s  about $5000. Of this amount $4080 i.,  paid for teachers' salaries, and an allowance of $420 is made for incidentals.  Under the separate district regime the  city would receive an appropriation of  $10 upon the average attendance from  the government. This would aggregate,  according to the present enrollment,  about $3000 per annum. Then the whole  of the provincial revenue tax would be  turned over to the city for school purposes. The committee thought thatthe'  revenue from this souice would be approximately $9000 per annum.  There will also be an addition of four  members to the school board, making  seven school trustees instead of three as  at present. These will be elected with  the mayor and aldermen. If the petition  is granted at the next ses.sion of the legislature, as it seems certain to be at present, the new government in school affairs will be inaugurated at the close of  the present school year, so that the opening of the school year in the fall of 1900  W>,.m would see the control of the Nelson  schools vested in the hands of > the local  board. *  j A Bride .Belated.  vFred J. White ofGrgnd  Forks arrived  in the city yesterday and made arrangements to meet his bride at this point and  be  married.     The young   lady  is  Miss''  Carrie Sigmann  of  Brantford, Ontario,,  which is also Mr. White's  former  home.  The wedding was to have'been solemnized  at the  Hume  hotel last  night at vS  o'clock and preparations  wevo made  for  a sumptuous dinner to follow the  ceremony.    All   was  in expectant  readiness  last night  until the  arrival of the train  from Spokane, which   was to bring  the  bride.     .She did not appear and the cere-  mond has been  postponed awaiting news  from  the bride.-    Mr. White received  a  dispatch   from    his    fiancee   sent from  DevilV  Lake,  North  Dakota, while  en-  route, and it is  supposed  that tlie  train  missed  connection   with   the   train    for  Nelson at "Spokane.    The belated bride is  expected  on today's train and if she  arrives the  wedding  will   occur  tonight.  The couple expect to  make their  future  home in Grand   Forks, where  Mr. White  is engaged in the jewelryjmsiness.   Newfoundland's Cabinet Crisis.  ; .St. John's, Newfoundland, December 5.  } ���At present tliere is no apparent pros-  j pect of a -.ettlcment of the cabinet dis-  | pute. Sir James Winter, tho premier,  i will replace Mr. Morine. minister of fish-  I eric-, by Mr. Goodridgp, member for Twil-  1 litigate. It is understood that the premier will face the legislature next month  . and endeavor to get through the .se��.-ioii  j without defeat. Thus far the opposition  - faction** show no signs of uniting.  . Famine in India.  j Tokonto, December 5.���Rev. Norman  i liiis-dl. Presbyterian minister at Mhow,  India, writes Rev*. R. P. McKay,secretary  of the Presbyterian foreign mission  board, that the famine now raging in  India may develop into one of the worst  which has ever been in that country iu  the present century. It i.s due to the  total failure of rain over the whole  countiy, which in consequence has dried  tip and shriveled tlie crops.  Buffalo Has a Blizzard.  Bitiwi.o, December 3.���A fierce blizzard struck this city early this morning,  and continued till evening. Snow fell  heavy und the wind reached a velocity  of oi miles an hour. Street car traffic  wjis parali/ed for the greater part of the  day. The storm appears to have beeu  <a local one. nnd little delay is reported to  to the through trains on the different  roads.  Rich Slocan Ore.  Fourteen men are employed on the  Ajax Fraction, and some very rich ore is  -being taken out. A carload is ready for  shipment that manager Gintzburger stiys  will net over $2000.  ���fl  ail  I  M  I  ���M  HI  4\  H\  ��*.  ii  d  *.* THE  TRIBUNE:  NELSON, B. C.  WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER G  1899.  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  m  B  Dry Goods  Martin O'Reilly & Go.  A UESTION OF FURNISHINGS  ����������%  ��  Men's  Furnishings  Ws  ,   The furnishing   department  of  ours is   getting to   be   the   popular W.  resort for men who   like lino   furnishings.    Always on the alert for nov- W  elties iu this line, we are  enabled   to  supply our  customers with every- \H)  thing that i.s newest and best in furnishings, and as this i.s but one sec- n/jjf  tion of a store we can sell these goods at a much lower price than they ^k.  can be bought in the specialty  houses. "**���  W  Men's Gloves in   Mocha   Kid and   Dog   .Skin from   $1,25   to   $2.50 a \$j)  pair.    Men's Silk lined   Mocha  Gloves at  $2.50 a   pair.    Men's   Silk lined t*X  Kid Gloves at $2.50 a pair.    Men's Wool lined Mocha Gloves at $1.25, $175, ^  and $2 a pair.   -Men's all-wool Underwear at $1.40 to $5.50 a* suit.    Men's *ft*.  Silk Handkerchiefs in plain Japanese White or Colored Brocade from 25c WP  to $1.50 each.    Men's White and Colored Dress Skirts at $1 and $1.25 each 1$,  MARTIN O'REILLY & CO.  %  fe  HOUSTON BLOCK, BAKER STREET.  t_b*r*m:s cash  Heg&^ggs-s-H  :@t  m\  Handkerchiefs  Our Silk Handkerchiefs for Christmas trade are now to hand  A large assortment to select trom, 15c and up.  MEN'S OUTFITTER  Sign ot the RED  HAT, Baker St., Nelson  J. F. WEIR  Wholesale  Houses  NELSON  B.C.  GROCERIES.  A MACDONALD & CO.���Corner Vornon and Joso-  ��� phme streets, wholesale grocei*" and jobbers in  blankets, gloves, mitts, boots, rubbers, inackinaws and  miners'sundries.  ���p^-QOTEXAY   SUPPLY    COMPANY,     LIMITED���  Vernon street, Nelson, wholesale grocers.  TOHN  ��J     whi  CHOLDITCH  &  CO.���Front street,  Nelson,  wholes<ale grocers.  FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  ).���Bakor street,  >  dealers in ficsh and cured meats.   Cold storaee.  P   BURNS &  CO.���Baker street,  Nelson, wholesale  ���   dealers in ficsl  HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.  HBYEHS & CO.���Corner Baker and Josephine street?,  ���   Xelsou.'wholgsalo dealers in hardwtue and. mining  .supplies.   Agents for Giant Powder Co.  AWKENCi: HARDWARE COMPANY--Baker"it?,  Nelson, w holcriale dealers in liuidwaiu find mining  supplies, and water and plumbors' supplies.  ANCOUVKJt HARDWARE COMPANY, LIMITED  r ���Baker btiect. Nelson, wholesale dealers in Imid-  warc and mining supplies, plumbers and tinbinithb'supplies.  DERATED AND~MINERAL~WATERS.  THORP1S & CO.. LIMIXKO.-Co. ner Vernon and Ced.vr  streets, NcKon, inannfactureis of and wholesale  dealers in orated valets and fruit syrup's. Sole agents  for Hulcj on Spring. mineral water.  ASSAYERS' SUPPLIES.  WF. TFpETZEL & CO.���Corner Raker and .Tose-  �� phine streets. Nelson, wholesale dealer", in assayers supplies. Agents for Denver Fire Clay Co. of  Denver, Colorado.  TrOOTENAY CIGAR. MANUFACTURING CO.--.Coi*-  CIGARS.  ���  MANUIb  iter Baker and Hall streets, Nelson, manufacture:.  of "Royal .Seal" and "Kootenay Belle" brands of cigars.  COAL.  CROWS  NEST  PASS  COAX,  COMPANY  sale dealers in coal and coke    '"  Agent. Baker street. Nelson.  Whole-  f'hai-lCM .St. Barbc,  COMMISSION MERCHANTS.  HJ. EVANS & CO.-Bnl.cr street, Nelson, viholcM-Jo  * dealers in liquors, cigars, c-eincnt, flic brick and  lire clay, water pipe and steel rail1*, and general commission metchants.  ���FLOUR-AND-FEED.  toria.and New Westminster  LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  igart. anddiy goods.   Agci  Milwaukee and Calgary Browing Co. of Calgary.  PAINTS   AND   OILS.  NELSON HARD WAKE COMPANY-Bakcr Street-  Wholesale dealei'! in puinlh, oilh, and brnslius of al!  kinds.   Largest stock In Kootenay.  HAMILTON POWDER COMPANY���Raker street.  Nelson, manufaoUu era of dynamite, .porting,  stumping and black blasting powd on*, wholesale dcalors  in cap** and fuse, and electric blasting apparatus.  PROVISIONS, PRODUCE AND FRUITS.  PARSONS   PRODUCE   COMPANY���Vornon  street,  Nelson, wholesale dealers In  provisions, produce,  and fruita.   Agcnto for Swift & Co. Lacun und haniH.  JY. GRIFFIN & CO.-Cornor Vornon and Josephine  ���   streets,  Nelson,  wholesale dealers in  provisions,  cured meats, butter and eggs.   Pit. STEWART & CO.-t-Wnrchou._ci- on C. P. R. track,  ��� foot of Stanley stroet. Nelson, *.*. holcsalo dealers in  provisions, produce and fruits. Cold storage. Agents  Armour & Co 'ft bacon, banib, lard and other products.  TWTANITOBA PKt DUCE AND. COMMISSION, CO.,  Ltd.��� Nelson   branch,   Hall  dealers in butter, eggs und chec-e.  street.     Wholesale  SASH AND DOORS.  NELSON SAW AND PLANING MILLS, LIMITKD-  Corner Front and Hall btreets, Nelson, manufacturers of and wholesale dealers in sash and doors; all  kinds of factory work made to order.   WINES AND CIGARS.  CALIFORNIA WINE COMPANY, LIMITED ���Cor-  nor Front and Hall btreets. Nelson, wholesale dealers  In wines tcusoiind bulk.anrt domestic and imported cigars.  The Nelson organ of the bucking mine  owners is hostile because the city purchased the electric light .system; so hostile that it wilfully lies whenever it has  an opportunity. This hostility has no  other basis than personal hatred of tlio  Wen who sold .the electric light!  &yat>em     to     the     city.      The      facts I night to. consider the wharf .iiipstion ar-  are   that    tlie    electric     light    system  is worth to the city every dollar that  it has  cost.     The  personal  hostility is  based on tlie intolerant spirit that manifests itself to a greater or less degree in  all communities.    In Nelson this intolerance   is   carried    to   extremes.      Every  measure favored by tlie men Avho built  the waterworks, the telephone system, the  electric light works, men who put every  dollar they could raise into improvements  that  kept Nelson going at a time when  to stand still meant that the town would  be surpassed by rivals, is bucked by the  element wlio now use the Miner for a  mouthpiece.     Up  to   the   80th   day   of  November the electric light system has  cost  the city $52,929.27,  against which  debentures have been issued, aggregating  $55,000, bearing 5 per cent interest.    Kor  the eleven  months ending  the  .'.0 th  of  November,-the receipts from electric light  rates amounted to $11,(570.33; the cost of  maintainnnce for the same period being  $2102.71.    This leaves the city $051 .'..59  profit for eleven months, or at the rate of  JjilO^S.-lO for the year, which is 18.87 per  cent   on    the   debenture   indebtedness.  After   deducting   interest   and   sinking  fund charges for the year of shv $5000,  the city  will  have   ���*_���."���'. 78.10  net  profit.  The statement   that the ground   upon  which the electric light plant stood was  not  the property of the "gentlemen or  company who sold it" is intended to mislead.    The Xelson  Electric   Light   Company  owned outright  eight lots at the  -power���house and-a-50-yeai.-lease for���the-  flume    right-of-way  across  the   Farwell  tract of land.  Jt did not own the landat  the  dam,  ant]  never  pretended that  it  did.    The company had an understanding  with the owners of the land thaC if  the Hoover Addition' was treated as was  the government townsite, in the way of  street lights and private-house, lighting,  that  the land at the dam could  bo used  for a nominal consideration, or purchased  at any time for a,nominal sum.    Whether  the city paid a nominal sum for the land  remains to be seen.  Turc waterworks system has cost the  city $75,011.83, and has earned for the  eleven month.1, ending the 30th of November $8922.58 at a cost of $2910.IS for  maintenance. The profit, therefore, for  the eleven months was $5976.40, or at the  rate of $0519.70 for the year. The interest and sinking fund charges on $75,041.83  for a year will bo $0753.7(5, whieh is  slightly in excess of the net receipts for  this year. It will be argued that the cost  of maintenance was*, excessive this yeai1  because of the freezing up of the flume  last winter, and that the interest and  sinking fund charges this year cannot be  estimated on the full cost of the system,  as $30,000 of the water-works debentures  were issued in July last. Granting this,  it must be admitted that there will not  be much margin of profit to the city if  the water-works system is operated as it  has been under the present council.  Tun business men who met on Monday  rived at the right conclusion. They do  not favor patching up the present wharf.  They want a new and modern wharf  built. But this conclusion is not the one  arrived at by the chairman of the public-  works committee of the city council, who  is an avowed candidate for mayor. The  chairman of the public works committee  wants the present wliarf pieced out and  patched up. He wants this done right  away. It is a well-known fact that the  chairman of the public works committee  i.s not over-anxious to make any permanent public improvements anywhere east  of Stanley street, and a modern wharf at  the foot of Hall street would be such an  improvement. He is well .aware that  $5000 expended on the present wharf before election day would* be of as much  benefit as was the government appropriation of $1000 that was so hastily expended on the same wharf a few days  before the provincial election in 1898;  and the expenditure would be made with  the same object in view.  Thk successors of the present council  will no doubt build a wharf that will  meet every requirement of the business  interests of the town, and if they should  be permitted to do the building (which  they should), they should also be allowed  to provide the ways and means for paying for the work that they undertake.  The attempts of alderman Fletcher and  alderman Beer to saddle more debenture  indebtedness on the city in the last  month of their term of oflice are not at  all creditable to these gentlemen. Their  successors may be able to build a wharf  and procure all necessary fire-lighting  appliances out .of current revenue, and,  anyway, they should be allowed as a free  hand in such matters as aldermen Fletcher  and Beer have had during their term in  oflice.    Thk business inethods of the present  council are well illustrated by the fact  that they have raised the salaries of all  the subordinate city officials, except the  city engineer, and they have provided  him with aii assistant, and lowered the  salary of the mayor from $2000 .i year to  $1200. The mayor is the responsible  head of the city's business, yet he is paid  a less .salary than several of the. clerks  under him.  FRED IRVINE & GO.  SPECIAL SALE  OF MILLINERY  SPECIAL   SALE  OF CARPETS  B  B  ���?  36 BAKER STREET  Annual Fall Sale of Dry Goods  COMMENCES  WEDNESDAY,  NOVEMBER  22  Bargains-in Every Department- Bargains  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  I  ffi  Mi  ��  ��  Dress   Goods   in   navy   and  black,     all     wool    Storm  Serges, sale price, 35c per  yard.  Fancy    Novelties    in    Dress  Pattern Lintings Costumes,  at half price.  Ladies' Jackets and  Mantles  at  less than cost.  White    Saxony     Flannel    at  20c per yard.  White Canton Flannel at 5c.  per yard up.  Eider. Flannels, in all colors,  40c per yard.  Ladies' Cashmere   Hose 25c.  Ladies' French Kid Gloves,  every pair guaranteed;  worth $1.50, for $1  a pair.  Ladies' and Children's Hemmed Handkerchiefs, from  5c up.  Linen Roller Traveling- from  5c a yard iip.  Checked Linen Glass Towling 5c a yard up.  White Linen Table Damask,  35c a yard up.  Turkey Red Table Damask,  35c a yard up.  Children's Cashmere Hose  from  15c a pair up.  Carpets, in Tapestry, Brussels, Wilton, Velvet and  Axminsler, at extremely  low prices.  Chenile and Tapestry Curtains from $2.75 a pair up.  White Wool Blankets from  $2 a pair up.  Large Size Wool Comforts,  $1.50 each.  White Quilts, large size,  worth $1  for 65c each.  All Carpets sewed and laid  free of charge.  White Table Oil Cloth, 25c  a yard.  I.  W  WRITE FOR  SAMPLES  We Especially Invite  Inspection and Comparing of  our  Goods with  Eastern  Prices  BUTTERICK  PATTERNS  Fred Irvine *& Co.  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  '���B  B  B  B  HUDSON'S BAY  COMPANY.  36   -JB-AJSlJ&tt   STDR_EI_E]T���  mmm  m<  .*3-  m^m^  m?  *���_ ��� *=* *^. ��� 5?*i "S*. ���  ISTEILSOIsr  When it's Winter  With die sialdeii change   in   temperature,  INCORPORATED T670.  Hello!  13  Ring up Telephone No  If you want  BASS' Palo Ale  GUIMNESS' ForeigF Stout   BREWERY'S Golden A.qber \k  SCHLITTS Milwaukee Beer  DOMINION BREWERY Porter  DOMINION Bf\EWEPtY India Pale AJe  -  All the above  goods   in   PINTS or  QUARTS.     Sold    by   the   BOTTLE,  DOZEN, CASE or BARREL.  Hudson's Bay Co.  TeJeiption�� 13  EL D, Ashcroft  BLACKSIVIITHING  AND EXPERT  HORSESHOEING  (.olds and i-ouglis me ..linost. eerr-iiu to develop  and the. wise pei&on always heeds these  signals, nnd secures a remedy that (juickly  cures the tioul-le. It is well to have at  hand���ready for iiinriedisite use���a remedy  th.it'--* certain, whose use involves no risk.  These bear the highest endorsement.--:  Emulsion of Cod Liver Oil  (with hypophosphites of lime  and soda), pint bottles, 75c;  6 bottles for $4.  Scott's Emulsion, $lper bottle; 6 for $5.  Compound Syrup of White  Pine and Tar, 50c and 25c.  Laxacold���stops a cold in  one-day,-25c   And nil the standard  cough  preparations.  Canada Book k Mg Go  NKLSON, m.ITISH COLUMUlA.  Gut Prices is the  Order of the Day  And 1 want to bo in it. I havo just received  Villi wimples of Suiting!, and Over-  coatiiiKf* reproH.nting a, $50,000 stock to  chooso from nuvdo to your order at p iocs  never beforo hcurd of in Melton. All tho latest  fiids in Fancy. Vest inRS for Fall -md winter,  Ijidierf'tailoring in all its branches) u specialty.  Lowfih _ prices.   Rooms 1 and 11, Hillyer block.  Stevens, Tl^e Tailor  PATRONIZE UNION SHOPS  WARD  BROS.  REAL ESTATE  AND  GENERAL  INSURANCE  AGENTS  On application we will quote you  rates on Fire, Life, Accident and Plate  Glass Insurance.  Agents for J. and J. Taylor Safes.  FOR SALE���Business and Residential Property.  i'o by 120 with impiovrinents *,outh ..ide Vernon  street   $.-"000  50 by lil) corner of linker and Hall streets. I'aiti-  cnlnrs piven on applicdliun.  _J lot* with cotl-igc, lunleil .it SIS per month, Victors htreet. p. . .  "KijOO  2 lot*, with (.ott.iKC runted a! $20 pei month. .Stanley  .tree. $3000  4 lots inuliutini; coruer, 2UU fool tionlnge  -ij._*_00  For Residential Property you could  not do better than invest in Fairview,  commonly known as Bogustown, especially now that the tramway is  nearly-completed.   For particulars apply to above firm,  West Baker Street, Nelson.  A. R. Sherwood  Successor to Cha*>. A. Waterman & Co.  Wagon repairing projnptly attended to by a flrst-class  wheelwright, ,.,,__ , , _  Special attention given to all kinds of repairing and  OQStom work from outside points.  UNION SHOP  Shop:   Hail Street, between Bake)* and Vernon, Nelsor  GREAT REDUCTION  I CROW'S  .NEST COAL'  _D*E3I_.I*V"E33a_B_Z_��  HARD  CQAL��Q 0 Ci CROW'S     $0 4%  ANTHRACITE^����-OclJKESTCOAL<PD��lu  TELEPHONE  1 33  C. W. West & Co.  Barber Shops Without This Card In Window  Are Non-Union.  Nelson   Barber's   Union  KOOTENAY COFFEE CO.  NELSON. B. C.  Coffee roasters and dealers in Tea and Coffee,  Offer fresh roosted coffeo of best quality as follows:  Java and Arabian Macba, per pound .?   id  Java and Mocha Blend, 3 pounds......   1 00  Fine Santos, I pounds  1 00  Santos Blond, 5 pounds  1 00  Our Special Blend, 6 pounds  _ 00  Our Rio Roast, 6 pounds  100  A trial order solicited.  Salesrooms 2 Doors East of Oddfellows BloeH.  I*e8*  Bakor Stoat  REAL ESTATE  INSURANCE AND  GENERAL AGENT  First dout w. st of Bank of  British Columbia building.  Baf^er St. Nelson  es  UENERAI. BROKER.  COLLECTIONS   SOLICITED  FOKSALIG  A !_ Itoom (new) House, rented at 8*40 per month  An 8-lloom (new) House, two iota, corner       FOR RENT  Ao-Room HouseTurnished) ,...$30.00  MONK. V TO MMI* OS REM, EHTATK OR SHOUT TERMS.  Big Schooner  Beer or Half-  an*d=__-ialf....  IO Cts.  Always Fresh  Always     -Cool  THE BEST GLASS OP BEER IN NELSON IS  AX THE  Club Hotel  Corner Silica and  Stanley Streets.  E. d.-GURRAN,-Prop.  .SIC .OUt (iltOC'EK FOI.  ALLEN'S APPLE CIDER  THORPE &, CO., Ltd.  R. REISTERER & CO.  BRKWHR8 AND BOTTLERS OF  ep _tseep9  .J3Q00  . -J7C0  offices;  Four Doors West of Dominion Express Office  A. R, BARROW, A.M.I.C.  PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR  Vrompt and regular  delivery to the trade.  Brewery at Nelson.  Comer Victoria and Kootenay Streets.  V. O  UOX 559 TKLKPII0XK NO, 08  Fop Sale Cheap  Kvcrything in and about .an hotel building at < roHton,  a Htatiou on tho Crow'H Nest I\ish Railway. Will bo KOlrt  either us a whole or weparatcly. Apply to Charles v.  01_oi), Ain��wort .1, B. O.  NOTICE   OF   ASSIGNMENT.  Votice is hereby given that Harry Howard Dunbar of  "Duncan Citv, in the county of ICootenay, British Colum-  hi.i, hotelicccper, has by deed dated tho 31f>t day of  October, lb'J9, assigned all liis personal estate, ci edits sir d  ���oifcctH which may bo .seized and held under execution  .and all hii- veal eht'ite to William Slmpr-on of Duncan  City, aforci-nid, merchant, in tru.st for tho benefit of the  ���rrcilitors of Uio said Harry Howard Dunbar. The said  <iccd was executed by the said Harry Howard Dunbar  on tho 31bt day of October, 1839, and by the said William  Simpson on the (ith day of November, ISHy. All persons  having claims ug.iinst Ihosii'd Harry Howard Dunbar  jire requested to forward particulars of the trnmc, duly  %erificd, and stating what security, if any, is held for tho  -same, to the said William Simpson on or before the 14th  ���day of December, 18i)il, after which date the said William  Simpson will proceed io distribute thcassets ofthe estate  nmongfit those entitled thereto, ha\ ing regard only to tho  -jlainis of which he .shall then liave had notice. All pei -  sons indebted to the said Hany Howard Dunbar arc required to pay such indebtedness forthwith to the said  William Simpson.  A meeting of the creditors of tho said Hai ry Howard  Dunbar will bo held at tho ofilces of Mo Ann & Mackay,  barristers, Front street, Kaslo, D. C��� on Wednesday the  22nd day of November, 1899, at 3 o'clock p.m.  WILLIAM SIMPSON, Trustee  McANN & MACKAY. Solicitors for the Trustee.  ."Hated the 6th day of November, 18SS.  I pi,_ _.*i.i.i.t::*)iv5___tt:s:___i___;ai__L_BMisii  ^i.l'k^ift'W'JT'W.-.'WiW^^^  THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON B.C., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER G 1899.  Ji  ���i ���  ���'���;"fl*_fi "*'  BaneofIontbeal  Capital,  Best,  all paid  ��P.  $12,000,000  6,000,000  LOUD STRATHCONA AND   MT   ROYAL, President  Hon. GKO. A. DRUMMOND Vice-President  K   a. CLOUSTON General Manager  _N*_EQr_SO_NT   *B_R_A__CSrO_E=C  N. W. Cop. Baker and Stanley Streets.       HKANCHKS IN       LONDON  (England),   NEW "YORK.   OHIOAQO  and In the principal oitios in Canada.  lluy and .ell Sterling Exchange and Cable Transfers  QKANT COMMKRCIAL A Nil TKAVKLLKIW' ORKD1T8,  available in any part of the world.  DKAFT8 ISSUKI)    COLLECTIONS MADE; KTC.  THE BANK OF  BRITISH COLUMBIA  NELSON  Is now prepared to issue Drafts and Letters  of Credit on Skaguay, U. S., Atliq, B. C, and  Dawson City, Yu^on. District.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  CURRENT RATK OK INTEREST PAID  KEEP COOL.  Hutte Mining World.  Mining is ti legitimate business which  requires as much prudence, good hard  common sense and cool calculation . to  carry to a successful end as any other  business. There is jvst enough risk, in  the course of mining, to keep the nerves  of the operator, somewhat tightened, to  make him more or less expectant, but not  enough to throw him off his mental  equilibrium and make' him lose sight of  details and to hug millions before he  makes a dollar. We are speaking of  experienced, practical miners. They keep  cool.  There are those, however, who jump  into a mining scheme with the recklessness of the gambler. They taste the  possession of wealth with the first  shovelful of earth thrown, and live upon  hopes which may never end in fruition. The  higher they build the harder they fall, if  fall they do. They did not go into business the right way. They looked upon a  claim as a prospect, a prospect as amine,  and a mine as a bonanza. They didn't  keep cool. They gave full rein to their  imaginings aud fell in its sump. To them  mining was a gamble, and they dropped  beside the box. Too many thus ruin  themselves and become initiated in the  ancient and dishonorable order of chumps  and croakers, no good to themselves or to  others. They are unfortunates* whom  the tears and persuasions, alone, of loved  ones at home may retire them to the  potato patch they left to become westei u  mining.* kings.  The placer miner may ''clean up" every  evening, every Saturday afternoon or tit  the end  of the water running   season.  He knows about what he is making and  doesn'A get excited over his prospects.  He will look for something better among  the foothills. He may strike it, but he  keeps cool. He is it miner from whom  years of hard work and harder experience  liave clipped the wings of imagination,  and he works in a shaft or tunnel as he  worked upon his placer ground, steadily  yet hopeful, but never dreaming of big  strikes, or sudden great wealth. He is  cool and calculating and never becomes  excited. Of such are successful miners.  They go about the business as do every  day practical business men about theirs.  They always keep cool.  Fifty years ago tlie young1.adventurers  expected to turn over si California rock  and pick up a fortune. Many of them  have since hewn fortunes out of seemingly adamantine obstacles, but they got it  all the same and learned to keep cool.  Old miners are always cool, the younger  ones need the warning.  Only a Day Old.  The news service of tlie Canadian Pacific is a trifle slow-geared. News that is  printed in the American papers on Sunday is foisted on the Western Canadian  papers on Monday. But it is useless to  kick. The Canadian Pacific has the cinch,  and they'll keep.it until there is a paper  in British Columbia strong enough financially to tell them to go to hades with  their news service.  Petitions Are Not Effectvie.  ..j .   .  Toronto News.  Temperance . people collectively are  asking the governor-general to dismiss  his ministers because they refuse prohibition, who individually vote for members of parliament whom they know are  opposed to prohibition. This is one of  the peculiarities of human natures.  People can be led in droves to do extraordinary things, who singly are without the moral stamina required to  cast a ballot against tlieir party.' After  they have stumped and voted for and  elected candidates who are known to be  antagonistic to their purpose, they pass  a long-winded resolution, sign it in bulk,  and send it to the governor-general,  knowing, full well that it can have no  effect except to make its authors ridiculous. The people of Canada will never  get a prohibition Act by voting for sympathizer.-, with the liquor interest and  petitioning the governor-general to dismiss them. ��� When party bonds are not  as tight as those wliich bind them to the  temperance cause there will be some hope  for their success.  Is an Englishman.  Toronto Globe.  A correspondent writes:    "In your issue of last Saturday you publish a letter  from 'T. D. H.,' in which it is stated that  lord Methuen is ' the bearer of a Scottish  title and was probably born north of the  Tweed.'    This is entirely incorrect.   Lord'  Methuen is an Englishman, and the whole  family on  both  sides  of the house have  been'English  for  generations backhand  all   the   family  connections  are equally  English.    His title  is baron Methuen of  Corsham, county Wilts, 'England (barony  created in 1838),  and  the one and only  family seat in Corsham Hall.     It is mentioned by Burke that John   Methven of  Bishop's  Cannings,   Wilts,  held  a  high  position of state in the reigns of William  and Queen Anne; also  that  the  ancient  family   of   Methuen  is stated to have  taken    its   name   from   the barony   of  Methven in  Perthshire.    If under'these  circumstances lord Methuen is a  Scotchman, I am quite  willing  to  be  called 'a  Dutchman.' "_   Secret Service Funds Safe.  Par[.s, December 4.���In the chamber of  deputies,  during   the   discussion   of the  FULL LINE OF  budget of the interior, the house, at the  request of the premier, M. Waldeck-Ros-  seau, rejected a socialist proposal to suppress the secret service funds bv a vote  of 312 against 207.  r,    Canadian News in Brief.  E. Ci. Green of Montreal, at one time  a member of-the well-known fur firm of  Green, Sons & Co., is dead.  David G. Sturrock, local cashier for the  C. P. R. Telegraph Company, at Toronto,  has been appointed local manager, vice  A. W. Barber, who has been appointed  superintendent of the Ontario division.  Committed for Trial.  Qurbbo, December 5.���Mrs. Mooney,  .wife of Thoinas Mooney, the Lake Beau-  port farmer, found murdered near his  home on October 27th, was committed  for trial on the charge of being implicated with a man named Dube in the  tragedy.          Effective Temperance Work.  Monthkal, December 4.���Forty license  holders in St. Ann's parish in this city  have signed a solemn pledge that they  will not sell liquor of any kind on Sunday, as a result of a mission inaugurated  by the Redemptorist Fathers of that  district.  The Tremont Hotel  3s>_ *]y_:'='_A__RT"H:"*criB &. co.  N|AL0flE & TREGILLU3  PROPRIETORS  Headquarters fop Miners and Prospeetors  P. Burns <�� Co.  Head Okfick at  NELSON, B.  O.  Wholesale and Retail  .  .   .   Dealers in Meats  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 make It for you  CALL AND GKT PRICES.  THE BEST BRANDS OF  im  One of Those  Beautiful Pictures  IN* OUR WINDOW   WILL MARK A VERY  l-I'KTTVX'MASGIFTKOK YOUR FRIEND.  IT IS A LITTLE   EARLY. HUT  WE  WILL  I.KSEI.VK IT FOR YOU.  THEY   ARE   aOIINO    FAST  ttJZLttCL'&L'^-cDjN: "cr  .*���*��.*  m<  Liquors and Cigars  ALWAYS ON HAND  One of the best and most popular hotels in Nelson.  QUEERS HOTEL  BAKER STREET. NELSON.  Heated with Hot Air and  Lighted by Electricity  Large comfortable  bedrooms and  first-class dining  room.   Sample rooms for commercial men.  ��_i___T*E3S   S2   **tP*EI*R,   **D_A_"*5r  THE NELSON SAW & PLANING MILLS, Ltd.  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.  Markets at Nelson, l.ospsland, Trail, TCnslo, Ymir, Sandon, Silverton, New Denver, Revel-  stoke, li'erguson, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade City, Midway, and Vancouver.  Mail Orders Promptly Forwarded.  West Kootenay Butcher Co.  ALL KINDS OK  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  BaKiTstreet;Nelson Et Or TRAVES,~Manager  ORDERS BY MAIL RECEIVE CAREFUL AND PROMPT ATTENTION.  Horses for S^Ie  The Rossland Warehouse and Transfer Company have just received  a carload of young, well-matched teams, weighing from twenty-five  to thirty-two hundred pounds. They can be seen at their stable on  Second Avenue and St. Paul Street, Rossland.    They have also  J. A. Say ward  HALL AND LAKE STREETS. NELSON  Contractors and Builders  Mrs.  E. G.   CLARKE, Prop.  Late of tho Royal Hotel, Calgary,  WILL DO WELL TO  BUY THEIR LUMBER  AT  G. 0. BUCHANAN'S  THE NELSON SAW & PLANM MILLS, ui  OFFICE AND MILLS CORNER HALL AND FRONT STS., NELSON.  Seasosnable Specials  FOR     HOUSEKEEPERS.  The finest hotel in the interior.  Large sample rooms.   Steam heat and electric light.  A large stock of first-class dry material on hand, also  a full line of sash, doors, mouldings, turned work, etc.  FACTORY WORK A SPECIALTY  CORNER OF WARD AND VERNON STS., NELSON  Madden House  Yard:  Fool of Hendryx street, Nelson  Telephone. 91        Johll    Ifee,   Ag6flt  S;  gons  ���Si  ARRIVED IN NELSON  rfoai  Parson's  Produce  any  WHOLESALE  BAKER AND WARD STREETS, NKLSON  The only hotel in Nelson chat has remained under one  management since 1890.  Tho bed-rooms aro well furnished aud Ugh tod by  electricity.  The dining room is not second to any in Kootenay.  The bar ia always stocked by the best domestic and  PIGS  NUTS  DAT ESS  CONFECTIONERY  CLEANED RAISINS  REEDED RAISINS  LONDON IifiTBS RAISINS  SUI/TANAS  CUT AND WHOLE PEfiSL  ROSEMARY  MINCE  MEAT  A Large Assortment of Crockery for Presents.  TELEPHONE .vi  !'. I). HOX (.*���>.  'UK!';-; sTisHKr.  GEORGE BELL & CO.  Golden Opportunity  Butter,  Eggs,  Cheese,  Green  Fruits,  Cured  Meats,  Vegetables  imported liquors and cigars,  THC"  :OMAS MADDEN. Proprietor.  Lai go pinil vtt'H lighted Healed by hoLuii  Kcuxoti'tblc rate*. Sample rooms  Kloctric bell's und light in every room  lCiMiovaLcd ami rcfurnNhofl throughout  HOTEL VICTORIA  .1. V. J'KICKS, Proprietor  Revelstoke, B. C.  Krce bus meets all triiin-p  Hourly ...reelcar to sution ii��-"-*oh_iui\0|  Night Orill Room in conned ion. for the donveiticnce of  guoHtH arriving and departing by nijfht tr-liuf.  SHIPPERS OF THE EARLY  BREAKFAST BRAND OF EGGS  C.    H  _L_4  f_.RI___, _3_ G.  Im'ltidini*; Si'Kniri.'K '.', I. anil 7 .vent' old live in HuituIx.      fiooderhiim & Worts' Rye in Cahcs,  .Set-ram'* Star. 'S>'i Kye ami White Wheat  Whisky in Case*..       Walker's Club Rye in Cases.  ���Set,*  A. H. GRAY, Kootuiuiy Ajj-ent  Nelson. II. <_',  R. P. RITHET & CO.  W. P. DIOKSON  *__, H. H. AFPLHWHAITE  J. SCoPHEB  Weiaf Iteie Supply and toipiii  ELECTRIC SUPPLIES  Complete Electric Equipments for iSJleetrlo Power Transmission and Lighting for Mines, Towns  Electric Fixtures, Lamps, Bells. Telephones, Annunciators. Btc,  p. O. Box 608. Josephine Street, Nelson. B_ G.  Fred i. Squire, Merchant Tailor  FULL LINES OF FALL AND WINTER SUITINGS ; ) ����,  :' WKST .BAKEK;sTnEI_T.." NEI^QN.: ;��  _pP*f*l}SITK;sij_,VBRlK_NC. HOTKI-  J     first-class in every respect.   Choicest win. s, liquor-  Full stocks carried at Nelson  and ! ���t$fm" Kvmy co,ntorl for t'ni"si<*nt a,,d w,d0Dt  Rossland.   Mall orders solicited. I headquarters for union men.  JOSEPH   CAMPBELL,,   Proprietor.  ��� �� ���  ROYAL SEAL AND  KOOTENAY BELLE  CIGARS   UNION   MADE  Kootenay Cigar lanfg. Co,  Nelson, British Columbia.  _FINB TAIL^ORIINO  CLEANING AND REPAIRING.  Your own  goods  made up.   Old clothes  ���'...-."made good as new.  LODGE   MEETINGS.  KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS-Nolson   Lodge,  No,  25,  Knights of Pythias, moots in I. O. O. I. .Hall, corner  Baker and Kootenay streets, every Tuesday evening at  8 o'clock.   Visiting Knights cordially invited to attend.  T. LILLIE; C. C. R. G. JOY, K. ��IR. & S.  NELSON LODGES, NO. 23, A. F. & A. M. Meets  second Wednosday in each month. Sojourning  brethren invited.  NKLSON L. O. h., No. IKS, meets in I. O. O. F. Hall,  corner Bakor and Kootenay gtrectR, 1st and 3rtl  Friday of each month.   Visiting bretherti cordially invited.  JOHN TOYIS, W. M.      F. J. BRADLKY, UcCpScc.  ^���ELSON   /-BRIJC,  Number   22,   Fraternal  Order  Of  X".    Eagletviiieet). every second and fourth Wednesday in  each month in Fraternity Hall.   Visiting brethren welcome.  J. IRVING, President.        J. R. WRAY, Secretary.  NELSON MINERS' UNION, NO.  i��, W. V. of M.-,  Meets in K. P. rooms. Fraternity Wall, the fir. t and  third  Saturday ovoiiingH in  each month at 8 o'clock.  Visiting members welcome.  . JAMKS WILKS. Sec'y.      OKAS. A. McKAY. Pron.  .     - ������ ARCHITECTS... *���:='*  EWART St. OAUUIEK-Arohlteotfl.   Rooiro* 7and8 Abe  .*-j..rtom.*pMock..BKk��t.:iit����st, Ne*won.-.*.*'**.~:-.-.^;;-'*;*:A.;.;;.v**;,  Applewhaite Block, Nelson  Comer of Kootenay and Baker Streets  Wants Boat?  Best Roslyn Goal $9.60 per Ton  ^^^^Mtfe^.amtoio. ���& O'Reilly, Ag��  ���si  rfl  m  if  m  !.l  'i\  I  .J'!  I  iyt  'Ml  Ml   ii@f  H..*i?is__s_>*a THE  TRIBUNE:  NELSON, B.C., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER  C, 1899.  T_ie only house in Kootenay carrying M lines of  SCALES  FURNACES  BRUNTONS  TRANSITS  SCORIFIERS  CRUCIBLES  MUFFLES  FLUXES  OF  ALL KINDS  Baker Street, Nelson, B. C.  Don't Forget  GILKER WAS THE FIRST MAN IN THE  SHOE AND RUBBER BUSINESS  IN NELSON  AND HE IS STILL HERE TO STAY   * .  J. A. GILKER  THE OLD P.O. STORE  For This Week Only  To make room for goods, I will sell a dozen  SEWING MACHINES of the following makes  at the following prices :  Raymond    Sewing   Machines $40  New Raymond, cabinet in oak  7  drawers    $30  Wheeler & Wilson, 7 drawers $40  White's    Standard    Machine,  with 7 drawers $40  Remember, I have but 12.     First come, first served.  Jacob   Dover's  The jeweler  Nelson, JB. O.  Headquarters  For al! kinds of Rubber Goods  g"  TJ-iBO MADSON  Baker* Street.  The largest and best assorted stock of Caadies and Obnfectionery in the  City.  G. B. Chocolates and Bon Bans.  Lowney's   " "       "       (direct from New York.)  Crystafized Fruits (direct from London, England.)  Corner of Baker I      A     McDONALD  and Ward Streets. ;U*    "*    lVlL,lJ\JWr\L*U.  About Lethbridge Gait Coal  The Lothhridjro Gait coul ofllco has been moved to the  buil inj. ���������ccujned by C. IJ. J.OhriKtlu on Hukcr Ktr-uot,  where nil orders for emrl will iccoivu prompt nUentloji.  All n';r n*w indebted foreoiil ��..<: requested to nettle by  December 1st..  Hereafter Gait coal will be .sold .or cash only.  .      VV. P. TIKJtNKV. General AkuuI.  ONE DOLLAR A LOAD  The undersigned has a larRo quantity of fir, codar, and  tamarac Blab.., in 16-inch and 4-foot lengths, .tillable for  stove wood, which will be sold for 91 a load at the mill  ?ard" NBI_SON SAW & PLANING MILLS, Limited.  Nelson, August 19th, 1899.  LOCAL NEWS IN BRIEF.  L. Craig of the  branch at Republic  Hume.  Bank   of Halifax's  is  stopping  at  the  II. Stevenson and wife of Ainswortli  are in the city for a few days. Mr.  Stevenson is the manager of the Tariff  mine at Ainswortli.  H. L. Johnson, roadmaster of tlie Nakusp & Slocan branch of the C. P. R.,  arrived in the city yesterday from Slocan  City.  Lots 2"_ and 2-1 in  yesterday    to   Mrs,  $1350 by S. Tytler.  on Vernon street.  block  70  were  sold  Louise  Traves    for  The property fronts  There is now very little work for the  prisoners in the Nelson jail, and unless  work is found for them the institution  will be advertised among the criminal  element all over the district, as an easy  place in which to put in the winter.  If the bids of the insurance companies  are received in time a decision will probably be reached this evening by the  members of the fire department with respect to the insurance of the members of  the brigade. The funds for the premiums  were raised at the recent smoker.  It is not considered likely that Mr.  justice Martin will hand down any judgment during the present sitting of the  supreme court in the cases of the City of  Nelson vs. Traves and of Traves vs. the  City. It is said that the stenographer's  notes of the evidence have not yet been  extended. _______  A. Ii. Clements has sold 87A feet frontage on Victoria street and 120 feet depth  on Ward street, with the two residences  thereon, for $9000 cash, T. J. Duncan  beiug the purchaser. Mr. Clements paid  $5500 for the property, and has therefore  cleaned np $3500 on the deal. This is  the last piece of real estate owned in  Nelson by Mr. Clements.  In speaking of the proposal of the city  council to spend $5000 in patching up  the city wharf, the local head of one of  the largest shipping firms in the city remarked yesterday that such a course was  in keeping with the policy of a council  which had allowed the tramway company to render the streets impassable by  the manner in wliich its.rails were laid.  A council which would not protect the  streets of the city could hardly be expected to provide good shipping facilities.    The smelter returns from the last shipment of Exchequer ore to the Hall Mines  smelter have been received. As they  have not yet reached the hands of the  proper .officers of the company the returns are not made public, though they  are said to be highly satisfactory.  Fred Tregilhis, who has been on a visit  to his brother for several weeks is contemplating a visit to Great Britain by  way of China. Fred Tregilhis spent several years iu mining in Cariboo and is to  fixed that he can see something of the  rest of the world.  Work upon the Yellowstone ten-stamp  mill is progressing favorably and if  nothing unforseen happens superintendent Haultaiue expects to be able to  commence crushing rock about tlie middle  of January. In this event the prediction,  that the-Yellowstone's first gold brick  would be shipped in February, will be  verified.  Lively Times Predicted.  W. C. B. Koch landed several head of  his freighting stock at Ten-mile last  week, and he anticipates a full season's  operations. Finishing touches are being  put upon the new bunk-house at the Enterprise, which is expected to resume operations before Christinas. Mr. Koch  will also erect a large saw and planing  mill at the Halfway house on Ten-mile, and  will have it thoroughly equipped and  modern in all its details. Ten-mile is  expected to have genuine prosperity  next season.    " c  "Joe" is Not a Politician.  The Rossland Record says that ex-  attorney-general Martin is in Rossland  attending a sitting of the supreme court,  and assumes that he is laying pipe to  head a labor ticket at the next provinci-vl  election. Mr. Martin is probably attending .strictly to his legal business, leaving  the business, of politics to less able men  than himself.  Although 'the details were arranged  some time ago by mayor Neelands and  the provincial police officials for the employment ofthe provincial prisoners in  the breaking of stone for tlie .streets of  the city, a start has not yet  been   made.  BUSINESS   MENTION.  A Pointer to Alderman Fletcher.  All alderman Fletcher needs to do to  realize his one ambition, that is, to become mayor of Nelson, is to circulate a  report, that if he is not elected to the  position, the C.-.P. R. will remove its land  office to Robson. Tlie people will do the  rest.  Goods at Half Price  We still'have some goods left from  the bankrjupt.stock purchaseji at  Sandon at a low rate on the dollar,  and   consequently   we   can  competition.    .     ..    .    .    .  defy  F. Welsh is now prepared to do all  kinds ol" dcntNtry.   Office-Hon��ton Block.  Wanted���Experienced dressmakers and  Kirl. who can -nuke or finish waists, skuts pind i-uat*,.  Good yngo--. Appl-, tvt once to .'red Ir\ mc& Co., JUker  street, Nelson,  Found���A locket. Apply at The Tribune oflice.  Wanted���Room with private family  with board prefer-cd.   St.uc tevms ,it Tin: Twm**.i*.  Wanted���Dining-room girl at. Hotel  Phair.  Wanted���An  experienced  waitress at  the XcKon t'nfi*.  Lady clerk with three years experience is do-slrcm*. of ii position.   AdcUcss hot i>88.  For Sale���Dairy���Apply P. O. box 190,  Nclrton.  Offices to Let���Two offices in  Turner-  -I.oecJ-l* Work Enquire loom "Jn buildinu*.   Thousands  In this city alone are testifying as  to our efficiency in* WATCH  REPAIRING. It is worth while  listening to. It will save you  , *��� time and money in the long run.  Absolutely-no risk. Satisfaction  or money refunded.  PATENAUDE  BROS.  BAKER STREET.  Watchmakers, Nelson, B. C.  ons  Tho purity *of the drugs and medicinex administered to the patient is the most essential element  in the successful treatment of disease. Pcrscrip-  tionH are compounded by us from absolutely pure  drugs in perfect condition, and the phy&iuinn'H  skill will not he nullified by old mm impotent  drugs.   Our stock of rwiui.sltes for  THE TOILET  THE NURSERY  THE SICK ROOM  Are complete  Your p.itroiiflfje .solicited  NURSES' DIRiCTORY  For tho convenience of mtfiscfl and physicians, we huV-c  established it Nurses' Directory, and in order to have it  complete, request ail muses to send in or call and leave  their names and addresses.  _ET. IF. IM^E^lsT  UISPENSING CHEMIST  Telephone lir> V. O. Bo.*. 225 linker .Street  .    AJuil orders promptly attended to..   ,  HERE ARE A FEW OF OUR PRICES.  Dress goods fancy mixtures, regular price  $1.75, sale price $1.  Dress goods, ftincy mixture, regular price  $1.50, .sale price 75 cents.  Dress goods, fancy mixture, regular price  75 cents, sale price 4-0 cents.  Table Damask at 25 cents per yard.  Children's wool hose at 10 cents per pair.  Ladies' flauuellette wrappers at $1.25.  Black   Henrietta,   worth  75  cents,  sale  price 50 cents.  Black Henrietta,  worth   50   cents.,  .sale  pi ice 85 cents.  Fink flannelette 7 cents per yaid.  Ladies' fancy* blouses, velvet collars, regular price $1.50, sale price 80 cents.  Miner's  shoes,  regular  price  $.3.00,  sale  price $1.50.  Overalls, regular  price $1.00, sale  price  50 cents.  Oxford_shiuts,_regular_prico _$_1.25, sale  price 50 cents.  Men's tweed suits, regular pi-ice $12,50,  sale price $7.00.   ,J . ���  Men's heavy all-wool tweed pants.l'Ugu-  lar price $3.50, sale price $2.00.  For wantp/ space we are going out,  of ladies' and children's footwear,  and will clear these off at cost . '. .  Ladies' Oxford shoes   Ladies' strap shoes.  Ladies' kid button shoes.  Ladies' kid button shoes.  Children's shoes  .  HcKiilnr  Price.  ,.$1.75  .   1.7.5  .. 2.00  .   J..00  .   1.00  Pale  Price.  $1.00  1.00  1.25  . 2.00  '   50  The Balance of our ladies' capes  and jackets at less than cost.- All  other goods in our,store at greatly  reduced prices.   .    .    .    .    .    .    ���  ELLIOT BLOCK. BAKKR STREET, NELSON.  AINSWOJ.TR  LICENSE   MSTRiCT.  Notice is hei-ehy (riven that the undersigned persons  have made application, under the provisions of tlie "Liquor License Act,," 18!)!). for hotel licenses at tlio places set  opposite their respective names.  BeoJ-yt- P, Kauri-tor at Ainswortli.  Htt.ih Pcto.Hon, Argenta.  A tncctiiiKOf the Hoard of License Commissioners of  the Ainswortli License District, will he held, to consider  such applications, at the Court House, at the City of  Kiwlo, on Friday, the fifteenth day of December, 18119,  at Ilie hum*of eit*ht o'clock in tho afternoon.  Wll. H. BULLOCK-WKHSTKU.  Chief License Inspector.  N��lsou, U. C. 1st Dccoinber, 189!).  toves  WE HAVE THE FINEST LINE OF  Coal Heaters  EVER DISPLAYED IN KOOTENAY DISTRICT  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, LETHBRIDGE, or ANTHRACITE, burning all kinds equally well. Not requiring the  attention of an ordinary coal heater. Economical, durable and simple in construction.   See our Steel Ranges for hard and soft coal or wood.  H. Byers & Co.  NELSON KASLO SANDON  WE HAVE  STOVES  ir But while we are waiting for the cold weather we  would draw your attention to bur line of  NICKLED   COPPER WARE  Including Tea and Coffee Pots (several designs), Enamelled Handle Dippers, Pudding Dishes, Tea Kettles, etc.,  and the only place you can get them is  LAWRENCE   HARDWARE   CO.  -i **���- �� -*      *  WW   -I.������,-      ��� _ M.,...!..,..,, I       ,.       ^ .-..__       ���_��_,..     -���--II ���     ��������� -       ..      , ��� '       ������-������*������ '"�� ��� '-    ���   I ������- -I.Ml I ���      ��� ���*���'*���       '*"**" "' '" -^  Christmas is Coming  Have you your Supplies?  We have in and oper* all your Xir-as wants?  What we ask is for you and your friends to come in and see us  first. An oversight in this matter means simply your losing many  dollars.  Headquarters for the famous Rosemary Mincemeat in 25 pound  pails and  1  pound packages.  Fresh nuts, raisins, currants, candid peel, figs, fru'it, and all the  best that can be procured at rock bottom prices.  The leading house in Groceries,  Crockery,  and Glassware.  Kirkpatriek & Wilson  n  |V.  P. 0. BOX K. & W.  BAKEH STREET,  TELEPHONE 10.  Christmas mo More. \  An apprehension.   So many ladies dread the Christmas season  ���  it means so much, extra work, but  it's, no more so.'  The old   .  fashioned   way   of- sitting down  cleaning Currants,   seeding.  '; ** ��� Raisins, shelling Nuts, cutting Peel, grinding Spice  is a thing of .  ...   -   "the past.: '     ." /     * '.". ' -,   '" '-'*"'-'.- '-.,..  We can sell you Raisins seeded,..Currants cleaned, Peels  cut, Nuts shelled. Everything ready, no trouble, no extra  labor.'  '/If you want up to date Groceries at. any time, calj or write. .  us we lead in prices.* ;*.'*":* . '"'.' ���-***  Swiss and Roquefort Cheese how in stock. -  ,-\\  Baker Street,  Nelson.   .  M. DesBri'^ay -&z  te rn oval  Notlge  We beg to announce to om* many patrons that we'have removed to  our new quarters in tlie Houston Block, the big increase in the  volume of our business forcing us to seek larger premises. Thank-  the people for the patronage accorded us in the past, in anticipation  of an increase of tliis custom in the future, we remain, theirs to  command in all lines of groceries,  Houston Slock, Baker Street  John A. Irving & Co.  Free Water Connections ���w^������  GAS   FITTING   OUR   SPECIALTY PLUMBING   OP   ALL   KINDS  STRACHAN BROS, Opera House Blk��� ��

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