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Array .  m  hi  LOW WAGES BEGET POOR MINERS  Some Plain Truths Told.  Commissioner Clute held another session of his inquiry at the court house yesterday. The witnesses who testified represented tlie mine-owners exclusively. Mr.  Clute drew attention to tliis fact, aud expressed the hope that before his mission  in the city closed representatives of the  workmen or miners' union would offer  their testimony, in order that the inquiry  might attain the fullest possible scope.  J. J. Campbell, secretary Nelson Miners'  Association, was again present.  The first witness called was Robert AV.  Graham, a machine man,  who has been  employed at the .Silver King mine for the  past year.    He testified that he had been  doing contract work.    During the month  of November he had made $5.90 per day.  In July and  August,   with overtime, he.  averaged $0.10. For the first three months  he was  there  he averaged  $4, and the  least  was  $3.20.     The  Avitness said   he  could do'as in neb work in eight hours as  in  ten.    Four   men,   including   himself,  working together,  however, had not accomplished as much  as would have been  the case in ten  hours.    In machine work  one could not  get as  much work out of  ��� a machine in eight hours as in ten.    By  paying close attention and Avorking steadily, he could personally do the same work  in the shorter day.    With  the average  men he would.say that employers would  get more value out of men hired uuder  the   ten-hour   system.    In   his   opinion  there AA'ere not enough miners.    Miners  Avere constantly Avanted up where he was.  working.    He AA'as not  a member of the  union.  Mr. Campbell���What was the feeling  among the miners about the introduction  of the eight-hour Liav?  The Witness���There did not seem to be  any great desii'O for the laAV, but, of  course, all Avere glad to see it when it  came.  Mr. Campbell���If a machine is tended  steadily would it do one-fourth more in  ten hours than in eight?    Yes.  Mr Campbell ���Is the AArork of tending  a drill exhausting 1*- I consider it hard  work. Harder than operating a hammer  drill. Witness explained that lie started  AA'ork sharp at 7 a. rn. and Avorked through  steadily till 3 p.m. Avithout stopping even  for lunch. After a blast ten minutes delay Avould ensue until the shaft cleared.  This Avas the case Avheu the ventilation  Avas good, but under other circumstances  the delay would bo 20 to 30 minutes,  Mr. Campbell���Under the ten-hour h,w  Iioav did you work the drill?* Answer���  We took an hour for dinner then and  Avorked'intwoshiftsof^five, hours each.  Mr. Campbell--What class of mea.we.rb  Avorkiug Avith  you  Avhen  the neAv  Iiiav  FRIDAY MORNING,' DECEMBER 15,  1800.  PUBLISHED AT NELSON, BRITISH OOa^MBIA  DAILY (BY MAIL) $6 A Y BAR: WEEKLY,   $2.  tract work would accomplish as much in  eight hours as in ten. Again the response was: Yes. A man will if he is  doing hammer Avork. He will push along  at a rate Avhich he could not sustain for  ten hours.  William Harvey, another miner' from  the Silver King, Avas then called. He  stated that he had been mining for forty  years. Asked about his conclusion as to  what a good miner could do at hammer  Avork under tho tAvo systems, he said : 1  belieA'e a good iuiner -will do as much in  eight hours as in ten, for a hammer man  who works faithfully will be tired out  after eight hours' Avork.  Mr. Campbell���How Avas it Avorking  under the old system? 1 was more exhausted after being in the mine ten hours,  but don't think I did any more work.  Mr. Campbell���Do you honestly believe yoii do as much work under the new  .system as you did under the old?   I  do.  James Doherty1 AA'as SAA'orn next.  came in?    The best, some of  tliem  had  been there three years.   They since went,  away.     About  one-third   were British  subjects.  Walter Smith, a miner connected with  the union asked leave* to question Avitness. In reply to him tho Avitness .said  that he did not stop work for lunch. He  did not know that this rule was followed  in any other,mine but the. Silver King.  The day men took an hour on the day  shift and .half an hour on the night. This  time did not count in the eight hours. In  reply to .another question the witness  said that iiAre men died at the Silver King  last winter in two weeks. Two of the  men were mucking for his machine ; they  Avorked hard and contracted colds in the  draughts. Iu some places iu the mine  the air was good, in other places it was  bad.  J allies-Wilks. secretary of the Nelson  Miners' Union, requested permission to  -examine'the-Avitnessand-this was granted���  He elicited the fact that the witness carried lunch doAvn into the mine AA'ith him.  Also that uuder the ten-hour system the  men lost considerable time, half an hour  per shift at least, through delays, whereas, under the neAV system the men were  actually at their work at 7 o'clock sharp.  The men really performed eight hours  work, whereas, under the eight-hour laAV  he did not think more than nine hours'  work Avas done.  Mr. Wilkes-���Do the miners work more  faithfully under the new laAV? . I believe  (he average miner does. .  Mr. Wilks���Will a ..man accomplish  more proportionately in an eight-hour  fhifbthau he Avill in nine hours of a ten-  hour shift?   If he-is a miner he Avill.  Mr. Wilks--Is the average miner at  the Kjiug a good miner in your opinion ?  .No, sir.  The Commissioner���Why ?   They have  not had" the experience.'  ��� Mr. Wilks���What is the proportion of  good miners ?   Probably half.  Mr. Wilks���If the Silver King paid  $3.50 per day instead of $3 AA'ould they  get better men? Yes, I, suppose they  AA'ould.  Mr. Croasdaile���Had Ave better miners  before the eight-hour laAA1; came into  force? You had. There AA'ere some of  the best men Avho ovcr*oame into the  district.  To Mr. Campbell witness stated that  while at wqi*k on contract he had little  opportunity of seeing other men at work*  ' The commissioner���Will a miner do as  iinicli Avork in eight hours as lie will in  ten hotirs? If lie is a good miner on  hammer work he will. On machine Avork  he will not. because you cannot drive a  iiiaehine.  Mr. Campbell asked if a man ou oon-  He  stated that he had been a miner for 45  years, and an American.citizen, and had  been at the Silver King mine since, June  last. Witness stated that he was aboiit  to take out naturalization papers. He"  also stated that good miners would do as  much Avork in eight hours as they  formerly did in ten hours, and AA'ould do  it more cheerfully. Personally, he accomplished fully as much. The foreman in  charge of the Avork should be able to tell  how inucli work Avas accomplished now  in comparison Avith the old system, but  they could not determine closely because  the class of men Avas poor. Soldiers and  sailors AA'ere often hired, but experienced  miners Avere scarce, and of four partners  avIio had AA'orked with him two had never  been in a mine before.  Henry E. Crowsdale,  general manager  of the Hall   Mines, was placed on the  stand.   As to the amount of Avork accomplished, he stated that he could gi\*e evidence as to actual facts.   The Silver King  nad neA*er stopped   Avorking, though undermanned for a time.    In mines Avhere  hammermeu only Avere employed the effects of the eight-hour  laAV  was not so  great as in the case of mines running machine drills.   The best evidence he could  giA*e regarding the earnings of miners  wasrto give amounts earned by contractors for the first five months in 1899, and  then for five months following June 1st.  The same rate per foot Avas almost uniformly paid.   The main difference was in  fh'eeascTof aiinpraise, when a higher rate  of wages Avas paid after June-1st. Taking  the average earnings   per man, prior to  .June 1st, they -got $*i.*18 per diem.    The  average for  five,months after June 1st  was $3.18, so that he could prove the enforcement of the eight-hour law made a  difference of   $1   per day.    He did not  think there was  any change in the quality'of the ground sufficient to' reduce the  earning of  the men   after  June 1st.    A  statement   wn's   filed     giving    the   figures Jn, detail.    The Hall Mines represented    an     inA'estmeut   of   $1,351,147,  and    the'   smelter    $190,381.     Of   the^  men employed 92 were British subjects  and 32 aliens, the latter being American "  subjects.    The  output of the mine forthe year- prior to the eight-hour laAV was  53,-170 tons, and from October 1st, 1888 to  September 30th,  1809,  the output Avas  only 30,757  tons.     The payroll for the  year ending September 30th,  1888 AA'as  $212,458, for the first six months of 1899,  $102,1*13; -and from-April-lst to September-  30th, 1899, the sum AA'as $88,220, showing  a decrease in the last six mouths of $14,-  000, due, he believed, to the operation of  the eight-hour law.    The output of the  smelter for the six months ending September 30th, 1888, was $733,347, and from  October 1st, 1878, to March 1st, 1899, $700,-  924; from April 1st, 1899,  to September  30th, 1899, $375,300, or 50  per cent less  during the last six months.     This Avas  largely due to some of the mines  being  closed down.   In the  year ending September 30th,  1898,  the   payroll at the  smelter Avas $117,530, and in  the I'oIIoav-  ing year it AA'as only $91,555.  E. Nelson Fell, general manager of the  Athabasca gold mine, Avas the first Avitness examined after lunch. He states  that $100,000 Avas invested in the property outside of the purchase price. At  the present time 125 men Avere employed  at the mine and mill. The company AA'as  paying $3 to miners, $2.50 to muckers,  and at the mill $3 and $3.50 to mill men  and $2.50 to laborers. Under the teu-  hour system $.3.50 Avas paid to miners  and $3 to laborer's in the mine. When  the final announcement of the eight-hour  day AA'as made, Mr. Pell notified,the men  that Avages Avould be reduced fifty cents  per day, and a reduction made in the  rate of board from S7 per week to $5.50  per Aveek. This was discussed at a meeting of the men. Later the Avhole force  came doAvn the hili, four miners and half  a dozen other men being left. In about  ten days applications for work began to  coine in, and by July 1st about 25 nien  were at Avoi'k in and about the mine. By  August 1st the number had increased to  50, and since then there had been no lack  of labor. Of the men at the mine 04  Avei'e Britisli, 21 American, 6 German and  ���ii*. i      |*    ���  ���'       '    "'"���    ''-"'        '-"���   '* *~   *--' ���    '-    '���   ,'*"-     ' Y    *-      ' i***  jContitiUttl ou Third Page.,  _>*  pi*  m  m  m  m  m  m  m  w  m  m  *  *  ��n  *���**.  **  w  "i*  *��*���  m  m  *  m  AV  GENERAL FRENCH DEFEATS 1800 BOERS  London, December 15.���The Avar office has received the following dispatch from geueral Forestier-Walker at Capo Town : "General French Avires  under date of December 13th, reporting a skirmish at 1 o'clock in the morning Avith 1800 Boers, avIio wore .advancing south toAvards Naauwpoort. The  skirmish continued all morning, the Boers fighting on a front of fourteen  miles. The enemy retired Avith a loss of. forty killed and Avounded. Our  casualties were one killed, seven AA'oiinded, including one officer, and two  missing." '-..���;.'*���'-������-"��� .,���>    '....*    .  Montrka.., December 11.��� The Bank Of Montreal received a cable this  morning from London that Ladysmith had; been; relieved. The report has  not been confirmed by the Avar office, although the afternoon dispatches give  very circumstantial accounts of the defeat of the Boers and the capture of  10,000 prisoners, together Avith lists of casualties.  ^..teee**:******'-^  *  Hi  *  *  Oi  iti  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  *  ib  Hi  Hi  t  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  #  WARREN MAY SUCCEED METHUEN  British Eetire on Modder River. f  London, December 15.���The Avar office;  is still without *.ne\ys'fi-oni Ladysmith,;  other than that already published. The'  general belief is that the -larger; forces-,  lord Methuen encountered at Magersfon-i  tein were partly 'drawn from Natal, and:  that general Buller will strike a blow before tliese have time to return. The,  neAvspapers are calling upon the govern-!  ment to employ the Cunarders as Avell as  the White Star steamers as transports,'  seeing the urgent necessity for getting  more men to the Cape as speedily as pos-"  sible. Forty thousand men eould still be  sent from England Avithout calling upon the militia for foreign  service. The militia effective is 100,000  men, and from this body 20,000 carefully  selected men could be spared easily for'  South Africa. Moreover, the colonies are,  again proffering assistance. The .greatest need, therefore, is speedy transports/  Sir' Charles Warren, who arrived  at:  Cape ToAvn yesterday, will possibly join  lord Methuen and take command' of the1  combined forces.   The - Daily' Chronicle's  Modder River dispatch, Avhich is at variance .with 'all, other reports,  represents!  lord Methuen's forces as retiring" on Tries-;  day on the camp at Modder river as .the;  result of reneAV^ed artillery firing J.that "i  'day. .''The correspondent,says; Tuesdayi  forenoon the Boers brought heavy 'guns!  into-action,   .The British artillery replied, but failed  to silence them.*" Lord  Methuen thereupon withdrew his forces'  out of range, and concentrated at Modder  river.      . '  Minister's Appointment Confirmed,  Washington, December* 14.���The .senate today confirmed the nomination of  William P. Lord of Oregon to be United  States minister to the Argentine Republic'.    IT IS BRITAIN'S GREATEST WAR  So Says Lord Charles Beresford.  London, December 14.-~Speaking at a  Unionist meeting in Hackney, London,  this evening, rear admiral lord Charles  Beresford said that he long ago told the  secretary of state for Avar, lord Laris-^  "doAvne, that-the "government AA'as not  sending enough troops to the Transvaal.  "I must say, I have never thought that  Ave are sending out enough men. When  once it was knoAvn that Ave had to send  an army corps, I told lord LansdoAvne, as  far back as November 3rd, that he AA'as  not sending enough. This Avar is one of  the biggest upon which Ave have over  embarked, owing to the surrounding political circumstances and if necessary,  every mother's son must go to the front.  British pluck and money Avill win, and  therewith equal rights for all, the British  fiag Avill - fly over - the Avhole of South  Africa."         __^   Politics Warming Up in Germany.  Br.i.UN, December 14.���In the reichstag today, during the debate on the  budget, Herr Eugene Hit-liter, radical  leader, commenting oil the emperor's  Hamburg speech, defended the house  from the reproach of persistently refusing to increase the navy. "If," he-proceeded, "the Bundesrath is reduced to  the position of a body of men Avhose sole  purpose is to register the supreme Avill,  then the reichstag must reA*ert to the demand for the institution of a responsible  ministry.   War's Effect Upon Stocks.  London, December 14.���This AA'as an  emotional day on the stock exchange  here. It began flat, upon the neAVs ofthe  losses suffered by general Methuen, and  dear money. Liquidation was stopped  at noon by the rumor that Ladysmith  had not been -relieved, and the market,  hardened slightly. Money Avas in strong  demand early for exchange operation.  The bank did a good business in loans.  Discount houses raised deposit rates one-  half. Three small exchange failures Avere  caused by the fall in West Africa loans*  BOlR LOSS WAS OVER 700 MEN  ���������._" J ���-���-'-���������   ���  ���-.,: In the Battle at Magersfontein.  Moddrr   Rivkr, December   13.���Am-  brildnees started early yesterday morning  under a   fiag   of   truce   to collect ���". the  Avouiided and briry the dead-who- fell at  Magersfon tein.   Brigadier-general Wane-  hope, who led the Highland brigade, was  found dead near-the trenches, shot in the  chest and thigh.   A feAv Avounded were  found*   near    the    trenches.       Several  Avounded    Boers   Avere   taken    to   the  Britisli hospital.     The side of the hill  and the immediate neighborhood of the  Boer   trenches shoAved dead bodies all  about.   One Avounded Boer informed a  correspondent of   the Associated  Press  that their loss Avas terrible.     The whole  Scandinavian contingent Avas destroyed.  Judging from information gleaned  from  the Boer wounded, and prisoners taken in  different parts of the field, the Boer loss  must exceed  seven hundred.    The destruction wrought by the naval guns Avas  enormons.    Word was.passed  along  the  Boer lines'to prepare to retreat at nightfall. All confess that'it was their greatest  loss during the Avar.     The British troops  retiirned to Modder River, owing to lack-  of water near the position ��� held  yesterday!/. . '_-''"-  ���   London;..December' li.���A* special dispatch received here from Weeuen, Natal,.  dated Monday, December 11th, says that  -thej.adyfe.nith garrison has made a sor.  tie   and . destroyed'  the. Modder spruit  bridge.  Moddkr RrVRH, December 12.���-While  the guards Avere advancing on the plain on  Tuesday,"Avhich the Boers .were shelling  from an adjoining ridge, tliey enooiui  tered and cut up a strong Boer prcket  posted on a hill for purposes of ob=*ei\a-  tiori. All the members of the picket Avere  ��� either-killed,-Avounded or taken prisoners.  CRITICISM IS BRUSHED ASIDE  Fight Today and Carp Tomorrow.  Londqn, December 1-1.���Public feeling  throughout London is now at feA'er heat.  The press reflects the general feeling that  Avhatever the management of the war  hasbeenthepresent" is" the "time "for "war"  and not criticism, Tlie Globe says: "The'  country is prepared for any sacrifice. In  the famous Avoids of general Sheridan,  * All must now go in.' "  The St. James Gazette says: "When  Ave have retrieved our defeats, and have  restored the supremacy of our flag, avc  can criticise and investigate. Today "avc  must act," Continuing it urges the government to take the White Star steamships, from the Oceanic down, and .send  another army corps to South Africa.  The Westminster 'Gazette (Liberal)  Avhicli had actively opposed the war,  says: "We an- bound to carry the campaign to a successful issue," and adds:  "The reckoning with the government  Avill come later,"  decided to recommend compliance with  the request.  J. L. Stocks' request for sewer connection for seA'eral houses on Josephine  street, betAveen Latimer and Hoover  streets, Avas referred to tho engineer.  The committee decided to recommend  that a portion of the Canadian Pacific  rail way 's~park site be used as a nuisance  ground. By using the park for this purpose a saving of three-quarters of a mile  Avill be effected in teaming. c  J. D. O'Neill's request for a crossing on  Water street, near Willoiv street, was  referred to the city engineer*.  The committee also recommended that  the council lix a, rate for the rental of  the electric light meters.  Officials Presented With Silver.  There Avas a very pleasant gathering  at the Hotel Phair last eA'ening. Avhen a  number of those Avho took in the Canadian Pacific raihvay excursion to Boundary waited upon F. W. Peters, assistant-  general freight agent, J. W.Troup, superintendent of the C. P. R. steamer service, and H. E. Beasley, superintendent  of Kootenay branches, and presented  each;Avith three handsome pieces of sterling sih'erAvare. The addresses Avere  read by W. A. Macdonald _ avIio" commenced upoirMr. Peters first,.each of the  recipients responding'^ very gracefully.  The addresses contained the name3 of the  following excursionists: P. Chapman,  D. A. McFarland, J. K. Strachan, George  Kydd, R. W. Brigstoek, Grange V.Holt,  W. A. Galliher, H. Byers, A. G. Gamble,  Robert Frew,' George Johnstone, W. A.  Macdonald and G. C. Hodge.  Lawton Makes Good Progress.  Manila, December 14.���General LaAv-  tou reports the Bulaean. province freed  of insurgents yesterday.   His troops cap-:  tured the strotig mountain position of  Biacnabato, Avith food, supplies, clothing,  cartridge factory and barracks.    Eight-.:  een hundred Spanish  prisoners have ar-,  rived in Manila, and over 2,000 more are;  en route.    There.have been 1300 shipped  already to Spain.   Thdse prisoners are in.  muehybe.itet^bygieal^^  S R".!M��h^tt*p,^^^  .-y^g^l^^^^^l^0^^  the��i��anad]aiif,"contingent.  ���noiwever,-  W}p$S  WAR EACIE'SBIC DAMACE SUITS  For Breaches of Contract.  ROpSSLand,   December   14.���The   War-  Eagle Consolidated Gold Mining Company  through their attorney here, A. C. Gait,  today issued writs against the Canadian  General Electric Company for $119,701.  The James Cooper Manufacturing Company for- $110,198, and the  West Kootenay Power & Light Company for $75,000.  making the total claimed $310,809.33, to  which must be added interest and costs.  Speakiug generally the claims made aro  for a return of money paid on account of  the big   electric   hoist   and compressor  plant erected bythe War Eagle Company  about a year ago, and  for damages  in-  curred for breach of contract.   The company have suffered greatly on account of  the machinery not working satisfactorily. v  It   Avas   thought that an   arrangement  would be come to Avithout a law suit. As  it   is the whole  question will  now bey  fought outin the British Columbia courts. '  The War Eagle Company has put in additional machinery for temporary use,  and it is not thought that the law suit  Avill interfere AA'ith the mine shipments of  either the War Eagle or Centre Star.  Nelson Lacrosse-Hockey Club.  A largely attended meeting of the Nelson Lacrosse-Hockey Club Avas held last   .  evening for the' purpose of considering  the   matter   of" entering   the  proposed  league.   The meeting was presided .'oyer-;. _  byyN. McLeod and the first resolutiont /  offered was that the club should become-'-;*;  a member of the proposed  league.     They  chairman' Avas then empowered to appoint "  an executive  committee, and  he chose.i;y  the. officers of the lacrosse  club  together y  with CD. Blackwood, J. Thompson and y;  Fred Lynch.   ��� . "':";--y;'.;'*'.^y-'y-:y^.-*;f  ���-' On motion of J. Vanstone, seconded byH?  Fred Lynch, judge Forin  was appointed   ���'  honorary president   and John Houston ?  vice-president of the club. ;y yi.  N.-McLeod was appointed treasurer of yi  the club and Rev. W. A. Hayer was ap-yyf  pointed an honorary member-, p A reso-,'  lution was also passed requiring y all ;;  accounts to be approved by C. D. Black- 5;  wood and secretary Archibald before V?  beingpaid. y ������.,.-:'; '--:^..y_.--.'-J.i'S  As soon as the Rossland clubs are' hearcly.!.  from arrangements Avill be madefor they y  holding of a meeting for organizatioiiyS  purposes in Rossland. The rnember;s ' of yn  the club.are:     H^rryWrig^  .-;  '-y,**"  Slip  For Sweet Charity's Sake.  .-.* .-.*._.   ......  ��l*.p_.,....;J_S>_^^*|^j(��  kn*dwii'M--foi^.Sou*I$id  was Avith M(^m&m^^���i}':M^^Ai^yj^i  Tnpii^^3^^^T^kBS09':  *JiBRj-,;I|qb^^  $e:e!>,��_DfaicAi*ti_.^  Tupper am\$||-rfl.^^^^^  hou^yah^d^ol;; j|ii&'"j!3fti���� arifftsi  tli'llloSa^^  AV^sy^i3i^;sl|^ -ye;T|le'  C6}J.ifer\ji&fei^^^^^^ ^pteci&l'.1  trAi*j_r3$^  tO-^o"!^!!.^ . .  |ph^_n>-a?;as<J��*y*i! K.*o?.*iit_;  St. JOJtNS.   N^^v;fotii..dll.udi,  December  1 l.,-^0*overii'..r M<.C  in  Wiii "visit Coil-  eeijt.ionyBayj' vefffc." Aveefe aiid_e��deay*o_^_,_o;  PUBLIC WOEKS COMMITTEE MEETING.  At the meeting of the public Avorks  committee yesterday afternoon - several  matters of minor- importance 'were dealt  Avith. G. W. Hall's request*that Gore  street be made passable AA*est of Kootenay street was .favorably recommended  to the council.'  K. Kilby's request for a crossing on  Vernon street Avas referred to the city  engineer for a report as to the best means  of complying Avith the .same.  C. H. Leicester asked the committee to  provide seAver connection Avith his house  on Latimer street and a sidewalk on Cedar street, betAveen Mill and Latimer.  The committee decided to recommend  that the -sidewalk be built and deferred  actio.., Avith respect to the sewer connection.  W. G. Gilletti requested tlie eoininittee  to make passable the alleyway in block  25 from. Hendryx to Cedar street, and  that the surface Avater from Carbonate  street be drained   off.   The  coiunuttee  "sw^ill f lif^Tiimljer of feernifcs'fol* the Bi'itish naval reserves; iroin, ,500. to 10 OQiHeii.  it is' believed ite is yaetiiig rmdor insti-uc-  tiohsyfraiu the IJl-itisli; eoloiiial office to  secure .s body of vaevuibs to supplant"^lie  naval forcj^ydispate  ./��� It,' ^iir-h e fa' ^tra/ight mity:;-^:-  TqBonto*;- Decpriiber':.'i4.^lVyE,:A!tkIii<  ���soil,.; liiaiiagiiig ; editor; of;:tte{|ioiiti'ea|  Ilorffid,; and foi'mei'iyicoiiiieetet.'-with tlwj;  Globe- hm pip*ch,.sed;' the Toronto.; Ife-y  ning Stai'-j on beltidf of a strong compiiny  of 'ivhivh. jje "is;iUeSfitl.">.^jiUip;"--'*i3iti-iier->AV;iJi"-Aj^"*--  devoted*'.to''t4*^  pnr.ty;p-!$l>e'^  i.iberi|i;^\-toning-primer .;ii.:f}he';eit5vy; ';:->y?  ;���;. .^^hd'^61|^QH_^|g^ ^  ���s'i&Ht^g:iQi?-fe'piti'tffe^*^    Mfl.v-te"tf%.^��;*lf-^^  4ipy -poutterl,. %^"iiOspiMl' :;o_^d^.A^o^|l|||?^^  ���coitneifv- ithe' ��� gik?g#-^  gpejeties be fa.'niad','-'0fo^i"teie'y:;i)'^ ._._...  fotrmidatjn^ ,a ������.sysMin^*:f4��,'-^lte-**;dYs^^^  -'tioit of relief.^The\dat��M_f ���$WIlMM^%S��''''*,*~ '"  'Avas^f_x"ed^oi^_tJicnT��liB^"~  eeljjibeiv'-ils-t,'id. 4o'clocic.  A -'-.c.bmini'fetee coir*_jiO-?e<il  of wgs .t;  affcerWooii; IDS?  .-.f?.*>s,'.i  Sen^toir^Coi yNbtytnJthe^:jdpii.lJihe..''^.'R:  N'aN'c-ftKfeKk,; iJeceri.)rer;;'I4i-^I:_;y/H.yM^i.--  r-is, inanager. of: t!i^;.jiJttii:'k;''ofy;Cohi:?ften'4_;  gi v'e's -itn^nipjiatie^  Avh.|:ieli:.)j'.i_^;.YO:b'tiU  s(.nato)*^Qx.y&';i^  coiiibiiieof .tlie -Prase.- yriy-erj fjiilrtioii *{iii-^  nei-iesl yy^'Ie: .says:^;.Cox^  aiiy^tieh scheititirn^  at ly Wi'in'g. Of Iph-jb^s&vfsr ������  ''y:^&n^';-A^iixv^-.ti^tio^e^ .  stitutiph *for deaf and dtitab- prttieats Avas  completely destroyed by fire tliis even-  ingi The pupils w&ve panic stt'token^ bub  the teacliel'S quickly secured control of  them, rind it is believed all were saved.  The A'alue o�� destroyed property is very  large. The origin of the fire is a mystery. ^   The Expert on the Stand.  Nkw Fork, December 11,���Today's  proceedings in the trial of Roland B. Molineux, for the murder of Mrs. Catherine  J. Adattis, was very largely given, to the  hearing of the testimony of Kinsley, the  handwriting expert.  ;������-.;'  BceivRobejitsonandStO(_ks wasapjjoints  ed: for ;the ptt.jpoaeof re<.6EVirigdouaUoii%  ;i'o.,w.M-ct-&.'.fehe'rQ-hjiilfc.y with, a vfew >i(ji'  's"e^viH,.igsir<jli;'a*ssi;s_^ js;g:i,veii 'fti'v ������&&���'  .ierViiii* .��-'ises %\x& i>re.\.en-t imposSiiiorii?*.   ���  l^-0}-:^^-6Miecim^ 'Wtilt Btuiv  l:yfh(i���follOAvih.g:' is:-the mill ���i,-ii(.i..-af;$if#'  )V��Hii:l��sC'i. fat? :thc inottt|i:.4f J3fo'vcnnb^-j/-'  yNumbfii. >f ydays! 'run, :__9'-.t.^v^-4' I-Oiir^;  . tiyi;.ti),i-. ee of ^tpti:H;'m'..:sl. <^ci;,y;��.. S^  ���:.Vjr'til(';-f)i l)\tili��ii"i-cijjs'p'ered,-.;���;. ,.'.���..... ���Vi......,$;.,'$,'.&')��� ffi  '.tfpi'W.yidsUy/ofGyitvttntoniXak rp6o'��'t.'rc��|...,-,-;,:,..:s..y   .g-.ilSSyi.1  ^.yy&,i :;.,yiyyyyyy:: y^yyK.:.y. w.c-.TiiMfw:  .**v^ijB*-��fi*infimr  ���.UroXA vi.!*,���. i��f ��� ��(S*.u.!(!iiti-��xeM.'ryouvy.cd.-* per tbn'jif  ;,*���-..-������ ;.<i ,o <?tu!-;to'Ui., :���;.:-.. p/i;;;... .;���;���; .\-X';'.v;,'.~?;;v.-.;,.��'ti~ii'  .^l'rtU.l;viwij|p^reiMW!^cttjjj{ir .. pliQ-ajt,;  :-,y'-^;' ���*���$&$ ;^-JW*r ^^Im^;w.^'^i;i^*p**,/  .-;*';. Tlii^'m'Otfnin  ���fi'o:t>XV^felsoh;:.yto;.ythey^  ;'R6bsoU:.:G.ji:siiade^  : i*h daiak aii^^:Gr^en  ;.for a!.v%hfe��^:PiPii.;ts.vf(^  ifen''t-':'t*i 'K^?land,: itiidyiioid.; 'tj.:#e';'.^  ljlieii;--'foi%ar4edyy:- ^y]<;/l'y-'y'yy:,iC:y::A'^)  ",s.l  y Too: JWufeh, CorwptK��_i:y_'or;.:'ihem  Ot-.^vv.s,.. ..Decjpndj'er;' ��� -l$^A:;, .*j^ei%"i ;���_.  froih West I*ligiti, AvhOi. cari.e ytd; 'the^; ::ci-ty:>  ;yesterd8ry, says-'that tiie -defeat i'-of-Mx!-'"^  Nish, tire Liberal candidate iii  that edrif  stitueney.,. AVas*aiitici^ateciforsome*-da5**.Si*''  owing to the attitude of his followers,  ivho did not want to condone tlie outrages committed at a previous elbctlbn  by supporting' the same candidate.  Conservative Gains in the Hast.  Charlottbtown, Prince EdAVard Island, December li.���'The* FarcluharsoiV  government Avas defeated in two bye*-  ���elections yesterday, Cou.serVatives being  elected in Belfast and Murray Harbor.  *m  "��i!l  .     a**  *. y.  _n_p****. THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON, B. C. FRIDAY DECEMBER 15 " 1899.  L _  l*^^*^**S:  ,_��_S____�� ���_"___  !���<�� ���^���^���^���^���^-^���^-^fS^  ���-Ssija%a��__a  ^.a-a;-!..  I BUY    NOW 1  #  #  *  m  Do not a\ait until the la*-l moment. Ti<- a .veil knoAvn fact that  only the eat ly buyer- oi Xina*. goods, get the plums, and as Xmas Eve approaches the tis*-oitnient of tho-e good** gets badly biokeu. Thei cfore avc  Avould advifceour customeib to buy early, when they can have ample* time to  >cleft their goods and not wait until the hut ly and nidi of Xmas. Our  stock of tho-e good-- is undoubiedly one ot the beat assorted in the city.consisting of La die*.' Silk Handkerchiefs Kid and Mocha (Jlmo*- and Mitts fancy  Funs, Blouse Silk-, (in bloti-e length-- only). Silk lilouse-, etc.  We have not foigotlen tlie men either. Theie h.is lately t-ome to our  fuinishing de]mitmcnta new* and complete range of men'- Neckwear in  Bows, Derby Flowing End. and Puil.** Men's Silk Lined Kid and Mocha  GloA'es, Plain and Fancy Silk HandkeickieiV, Fancy Top Shi its*, etc. We  have also added a line of Fancy Vests. Thc.-e good;, are a little out of outline, but they are so pretty Ave could not i(*-i-_t buying. Needless to say the  pi ices aie right.  #  m  MARTIN O'REILLY & CO.  country in which they rose from poverty  to comparative affluence. "Canada for  Canadians!" is a cry that lias not been  heard in this section of the Dominion;  but were it raised iioav, it Avould not only  have justification, but it Avould sweep the  country.  Xi;i_.on, British Columbia, December 12.���At a meeting of mino owners and nian��KCi.s today it was decided  to force the issue with tlie striking miners by teHting the  constitutionality of the eight-hour law. It is proposed to  install other classes of labor���Italians, Hunuariiit-s and  D'Hikhobor... The indications are that troublesome times  are ahead.  The above appeared in the Spokane  RevieAV, antl in commenting on it, the  Miner, the organ of the mine managers"  association, says that it should haA'e appeared in the " local organ of the agitators," but that if it had so appeared no  oue AA'ould have believed it. The regular  correspondent of the RevieAV in Nelson  holds doAvn a situation on the Miner, and  is therefore posted on the intentions of  that paper's main supporters.  .* "j  ji*.  am  mm  m^&^m&^m  ��  Spent at This  In "Looking Around9' is Never Wasted,  \  ��&���  Ok  HOUSTON BLOCK, BAKER STREET.  r-lhll-.ih^^^.-s^e*.  TEEMS o_A_sia:  .&.<^.e>.(=}.e=>.&.G>.c=>.t  Mf  ONE   IN   A   BOX  Just received by express a fine assortment of  SILK SUSPENDERS AND TIES, ONE IN A BOX  A very suitable Christmas or New Year Present  A large lot of Silk Handkerchiefs, Initial and Plain  Fancy goods but not fancy prices.  HUDSON'S BAY  COMPANY.  Special Sale For One Week Only  IN THE  m  w  ��  Silk   Department  MEN'S OUTFITTER  Sign ot the RED HAT, Baker St., Nelson  J. F. WEIR  Wholesale  Houses  NELSON  B.C.  GROCERIES.  A MACDONALD & CO.���Coiner Vornon and Jose-  ��� pbmo streets, wholesale gioccr. and jobbers in  blankets, glove.? mitts, boots, liibbeii, mackinaws and  miner .' sundries.  OOTENAY -SUPPLY    COMPANY,    LIMITED-  Vernon street, Nelson, wholesale grocers.  TOHN  ���J    wh.  CHOLDITCH  holesale grocers.  &  CO.���Fiont stieet,  Nelson,  one  the  the  C HOW'S  s.il* dealers in co,il nnd coke.  COAL.  PAPS COAL  NEST  :a)ers it  Agent. Bakei street. Nelson  COMPANY.-Whole-  Cliailcs St. Baibc  HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.  T_T BYERS & CO ���Corner Kakei and Josephine streets,  ���*-*-*   Nelbon, \% holc-.ile dealeis in haidvuiro and mining  nuppheH.   Audits for Giant Po\*.dei Co.   LAWRENCE HARDWARE CO*MPANY-B.iker St.,  >.el_on, wholesale dcalcis in haidwaie and mining  supplies, and **,<_tor and plumbers'feupphes.  TTANCOUVIUt HARDWARE COMPANY, LIMITED  *    ���Baker __rp(,t, Xel.on, vholcMilo dealers in haid  ���Bareand mining supplies, plumbers and tiii_mitha'sup  plies.   CRATED AND  MINERAL WATERsT  ���"THORPE & CO , LIMI'l U'.-Coi ner Vernon and Cedai  ���*���   streetH,  Nel.on, niunufactwoi.  of and  wholesak  dealers m tei piled watei s and fruit sjiups.   Solcagentt-  for Halejon Syiidk_ iiiinuial_\\atcr.         ASSAYERS' SUPPLIES,  F. TEETZEL & CO.-Corncr Baker and Jose  phme stieets. Nelson, \wiolc_alo dealers m as  Bayers supplies. Agents for Denver Eire Clay Co. oi  Denver, Colorado.  w.  LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  TURNER, BEETON & CO.-Corner Veinon .ind Jose  phino streets, NcKon, wholesale dealers in hquorfc,  cigars and drj good.. Agents for Pubst Brewing Co. ol  Milwaukee and Cal|tar*> Bi e*.*. ing Co. of Calgary.  COMMISSION MERCHANTS.  HJT. EVANS & CO.���Raker street. Nelson, -wholcsali  ��� dealeis in liquors, cigars, eemont, hie b.itk ana  lire clay, water pipe and steel rails, .ind general couj-  mission.merchants.   FLOUR AND FEED.  BRACKMAN & KER MILLING COMPANY LTD. -  Front street, Nelbon, wholesale doalus in flour, oatmeal, etc., and ha*, .tnd grain.   Mills at Edmonton, Victoria, and New \\ cstiiunstei.  CIGARS.  -Cor-  KOOTENAY CIGAR MANUFACTURING CO.-  nci Baker <md Hall streets, Nelhon, niiUiiifactureis  of "Ro}al Seal" and "Kootenay Belle" wands of cigars  PAINTS   AND   OILS.  NELSON HARDWARE COMPANY���Baker Sti eel-  Wholesale dealers In paints, oils, and brnfhes of all  kinds.   Largewt stock in Kootenuy.       __  " FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  P   BURNS & CO.���Bp.kor sti eel.  Nelson, wholesale  *   dealers in fresh and cured ihc._Lb.   Colrt,nlorat<o.   POWDER, CAPS" AND FUSE.  HAMILTON POWDER COMPANY-Bakcr street,  Nelson, nianufaclmeis pf diminilte, spoiting,  stumping and bla__, blasting powder., wliolonale duilcia  in caps mid fuse, and oluoti uv blahting appuuitus.   PROVISIONS, PRODUCE AND FRUITS.  PAJtSONS   PUODUUE   COMPANY-Vernon   street,  Nelson, *.<. holonalo dealers in  provisions, produce,  and fruits.   Agents fur&mft & Co. bacon ami hums.  JY. GIUFFIN & CO.-Corner Veinon and Johephino  ���   stieets,   Nelson,  \iholcnulo dealers  in piovMons,  cured meats, butter and egg".   FR. STEWART & CO.-WarchouhChon C.P. R. track,  ��� foot of Stanlej stieet. Nelson, wholesale dealeis in  provisions, produce and fiuit,.. Cold stoiago. Agents  Armour & ' o V buoon, hams, lni*d and oilier products.  MANITOBA PRi'DUCE AND COMMIfc.StON CO.,  Ltd, ��� Nelson   brunch.   Hall   strLet.    Whole-ale  dealers in butter, eggs and chee-o.      SASH AND DOORS.  TsJELSON SAW AND PLANING MILLS. LIMITED���  f^i Corner Front and Hall streets, Nelson, manufacturers of and -wholesale dealers in sash and doors; all  kinds of factor; work made to order.   WINES AND CIGARS.  CALIFORNIA WINE COMPANY, LIMITED-Corner Front and Hall Htreots, Nelson, wholesalodealers  in w1neslc*iM>anohulktHn(i dumemsi nnd t**tpi��ri*deigpi.r.i.  to ��Eiluxm,  eminent,  if  it  has  political  sen&e,  will  keep its hands oil'  in  the  fight  that  is  now on in this province  between  a  faction of the mine managers on the  side and the bulk of the people  on  other.    If the men who are  fighting  operation of the laAV in this  piovince aie  unwilling to   pay the   market rate of  labor, then  they  had  better get out of  the way and let those who are willing  have   a   free   hand.     Biitish   Columbia  would not be .seriously hurt if every one  of the men who are unwilling to pur-,  chase   labor    as* they   do   other   coin-  anoditie-*,     that     h,     at    the   market  rate,    would     pick     up     their     traps  and  get    out    of*    the    country,    and  sl ay out.   .Men that are unwilling to take  things as they happen ate,not a desirable  class in any community, and the Canadians in Kootenay are beginning to find  that the general run  of the men   who  manage properties for foreign mining companies and alien mine owners are an undesirable class.     Many ol" them are without practical expeiienee, and  those that  have had practical experience have operated in countries wheie slave or cheap  labor was, used.     A man that has held a  petty office or position iu the I.abt is not  likely to have broad-gauge views on any  question on _uvt taking up Ins residence  in the West.   A score of such men are  now mine managers in the Slocan and  around Nelson.    A man that has managed mines in continental Europe or in  Asia or in Africa or in Mexico or in South  Alnelica isl-rotlt"ptto"liave~very"advanced-  ideas on the labor question, and is always  found   advocating   the   lowast   possible  wage, for he cannot see why a white man  in Canada should demand a right that is  not accorded the slaves and &onii-slaves of  other counti Serf.   Then there i*_ still another clap?.   They come from across the  line.     They    represent   the    "wealthy  classes"   of   the   1''nitcd   States.    They  hadn't a dollar when  they came to British Columbia, and it  i.s  safe lo say that  every one of them  who  has made a dollar did &o  through  the  fi iendly help of  merchants at Xelson and Kaslo and other  towns in  Kootenay.    Yef  those men are  loud   in   defaming   the men who aided  them, and have not a good word for tho  INCORPORATED 1670.  %  $  ��  $  We Hope  No one will be without  the necessary liquids to  brighten up Xmas.  Just Rje-celveci  Direct shipment" from  Europe 150 cases Pom-  mery Champagne, .200  cases assorted liquers.  ^  22-inch Black TafFeta, $1 quality at  .80c  22-inch, Black Taffeta, 85c quality at 65c  21-inch Colored Taffeta, $1 quality at               75c  22-inch Black Satin, $1 quality at ...           75c  22-jnch Black Satin, $1.25 quality at   .$1  22-inch Black Satin, $1.50 quality at  ....    $1.25  22-inch Black Pean De Soie, $2 quality at. .....,$1,50  22-inch Black,Pean De Soie, $1.15 quality at     $1.15  20-inch Colored Bengaline, $1.26 qualify at.. =. . "750  Broche Silk in all evening shades..... $1 to $3.50 per yard  50 Dress Patterns in Plain and Fancy Mixtures ....    ..  $2 to $15  m  m  ���#  ���m  ASK  FOR   OUR   SPECIAL  HAMPER   LIST.  XMAS  303 Bakor and 303 Josephine Streets.  m  Hudson's Bay Co.  Telephone 13  Parson's  Produce  Company  WHOLESALE  Butter,  Eggs,  Cheese,  Green  Fruits,  Cured  Meats,  Vegetables  mmmmm^mm^mmmmm^mmmmmmm^mm^m��  SHIPPERS OF THE EARLY  BREAKFAST BRAND OF EGGS  Full stocks  carried at  Nelson  Rossland.    Mail orders solicited.  and  KNIGHTS  Kni!  Bakor an  8 o'clock.  T. LILLIE, C, O,  LODGE   MEETINGS.  __   OK PYTHIAS-Nolson   Lodge,   No,  �����*,  ht�� oi Pythias, meets hi l.Ji. 0, F, Hsvll.cornoi  Kootenay street*), every Tuesday evening at  Visiting Knights cordially invited to attend.   " " " K. G. JOY. K. of B.fcB.  NELHON LODGE, NO. 23, A. IT, fe A. M. Meet*  second Wednosday in each month. Sojourning  brethren invited.  ces-is-the ���  Order of the Day  And I want to bo in it. I have just received  Fall samples o�� Suitings and Over-  coatings representing a' ��50,000 stock to  choose from made to your order at p ice-}  never before heard of in Nelson, All tho latcbt;  fads in F.itioy VestinKs for Kail and -winter.  Ladies' tailoring in all its branches a Hpeelalty. ' '  Lowest, prices.   Honms land 11, Hillyer block.  Steweris, Tfje Tailor  Z-2XX��X^XZXXXttZXttZZI^<2XaS��  Holiday Enjoyment  NELSON       ._....        corner Baker and Kootenay streets, 1st and 3rd  Fudayofeach month,  vited.  JOHN TOYE, W. M.  0. L��� No. 1692, meets in I. O. O. b\ Hall,  Kootenay streets, 1st and 3rd  Visiting brethorn cordially in-  F. J. BRADLEY. Iteo. Sec.  It is rumored that tho mine owneis  hope the investigation of commissioner  Clute will result in the disallowance of  the eight-hour law bj' the Dominion government, The mine owners have  made many mistakes .since they.  'Commenced the light against the  eight-hour law, and it would hot be surprising if they are hoping; fori the im-  i-ro-bablefco happen;'-V'Tbe Domhiionygoy-y  TVJELSON   JEIUK.  *'    Eattleii. mcetb e\  . _ _ Number   22,   Kr.itcrrail Order of  Kagles, mcetb every .eeond and fourt h Wednesday in  each month in Fraternity Hall.   Visrtlng brethren wel.  come.  J. IRVINO. President.        J. tt. WRAY. Secretary.  NELSON MINERS' UNION  NO.  90, W. F. of _���,_ -  MeeUs in K. P. rooms, Fiatornitj* Hull, the first and  third Saturday evomnus in each inonth at 8 o'clock.  Visiting members welcome,  JAMES WtLK3. Sec'y,      CHA3. A. MoKAY, Pros.  TH'K regular meetings of the Carpehtors*' Union nro  held on  ^Veditcsday evening of each   week, at 7  o'clock, in the old Oddfellow's hall on Kootenay street. .  .     ���   JAMES CQLLINU, Secretary,  :   ��� -���'��� AKGHITBOTS. *.;..,,*���-  EWA.ET ��Ei CARttlK���Arohiteot.**.  Itooaw TandS Abe:  , ^eonJWook, Baker etreet, -Netaon.-;*.*.-   :A^:$}-*d  NOTICE   OF   ASSIGNMENT.  Purmmnt to '-'Creditors Tnihl.-Deeds Act "Ami ..mcniltiiK  Acts,  Notice Is hereby glvcti that Thoniah Hianloy Hum-  phro*.*> and .loins Whistaji.c I'ittoek, tfadlntf iindci* tlio  linn name ef Ilumpliroyn & I'ltlock ns iiieroliants on  Haker street. Nelson. Hiltlsii ('(iliiml)in. have bv <loed  bearing date the l*Jtli tiny of December, ltJ!)il, aHsigiiwI' all  tlieir personal tsti.tt., ei cdils and eil'eetK (bulb part iJei-sliip  and private) which mny bcsuld under cxerutlun �����._*?_ all  their re'ii fslatc lliolh parliiuisliip and privu(e) to  Wubster Foreman Traves of the City- of NcImmi, Hritish  Columbia, cuniraetuv, in trust nn trustee for ereditors  (both parlneiship and iirirate) for the pilriiose of distribution amuiiuht, the f*aici credit oi s aeoordiiig to law.  - The said deed of as^lgnm-nt was uxcetittd bv the said  Thoinni. Stanley Huinphre-,; and John Whistance Pit-  took and by the f-aid Webster Foreman Truves on tho  hu Id 12th rlnv of I ecember, 1MI9.  And further lake notice that a meeting of tho said  craUtoin will be held ai. tin; othec of Oalliiior & -Wilson,  hulieltop-, Baker street. Nelson, U. C, on Friday the 22nd  day of December, 189S), at the hour of two o'clock in tho  afternoon.  All c editors are required on or before tlie 30th day of  December, 1890. to tile their claim., witli tlie trustee, duly  proved as provided by the said art stating the amount  nnd nature thereof, thenatuie of any wcuriiy held by  them and the clminclcr of liability thereof, and the valuation placed thu.pon.  In default of tho said Inistec receiving sfatisfactory  proof thereof any .redit-n* is liable to havo hi*, claim  barred. \V EHSTEU KOR KM AN TI .A VKSr  _ ... . Trustee.  fiAM.llll'.l' vt W II-SOiV, S  llCltoi'S.  Dated at Nelson, 11, (.'.. this lltth day of December,  AAX, .1889.' " '  C.    HOTEL,  EKie, ib. c-   ��� *  First-class lil every respect. Choicest wines, llciuors  and cigars. Every comfort for transient and rosidont  guests,  HEADQUARTERS FOR UNION MEN.   *  Ol^ rOUKSELF and friends  if? largely mtiu6ne<_dby the  character of the gifts. To present an item that gives pleasure  to the recipient and that affords  you keenest gra bitten turn, is the  secret of Yule Tide pleasures.  It will bo au eariy matter in our  holiday showing of fine perfumes, toilet .accessories, dainty,  desirable novelties, elc, to find  the item that you'll feel to be in  -perfect,- elegant -ta ,ste-thab_\vil L  attest the good judgment of the  .donor. The prices . are most  reasonable, as is always the case  here. ' A little list that-will aid  you in making up the"presents  for friends and acquaintances:  1 New odors in Pinaud's perfumes. Violet Sensation ' and  Carnation Pink.. Roger <fc Gal-  ' let** latest odors. Knglish perfumes. Crown As' (.rossmith's. ,  .Scdey's American perfumes in  fancy boxes from "*.(���. to $5.00.  Plate mirrors $1 to $li/50.  Sterling .silver mountings in  tooth, nail, hair brushes and  ' combs, also sterling mounted  cloth brushes, perfume bottles  and shaving sets. Gold backed  brushes, combs and mirrors.  Ebony goods in hair and cloth  brushes.  WARD  BROS.  REAL ESTATE  AND  GENERAL  INSURANCE  AGENTS  On applieation -we will quote you  rates on Fire, Life, Accident and Plate  Glass. Insurance.  Agents for U. and. J. Taylor Safes.  FOR SALE���Business and Residential Property.  25 by 120 with improvements, south ��ide Vernon  street saoon  jO by 120 corner of Baker and Hull .st.reetn.   lJ.*uti-  culars given on application.  2J lots with cottage, rented at, SIS per month, Victoria street S3500  2 lots with cottage, rented at ��20 per month. Stanley '  street......   ��:*000  1 lots including corner, 200 foot frontage  ��1*200  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 ffrm7  West Baker Street, Nelson.  A. R. Sherwood  'Successor to Ohas. A. Waterman & Oo.  Big Schooner  Beer or Half -  and-Half . ;..  io cts.  Always Fresh  Always     -Cool  THE BEST GLASS OF BEER IN NELSON IS  HEAL ESTATE  INSURANCE AND  GENERAL AGENT  AT THE  Club Hotel  --&&��d E,JL_GJlRAN,_Prop._  Firist. door went of flank of Rabat-' *5.    Nalcnn  IlritiHh Columbia building.      Ba&\8r ai. neiSOn  Charles  D, j. Christie  ��_SN___t.&Ii   BROKER.       '  COLLECTIONS   SOLICITED  CANADA DRM & BOOK  Nelson,  British   Columbia,  $^22!&m%&^$^X:^%1Z��%2&S!:%SS>3.  FOR SALS  A U-Hoom <new) House, rented at S40 per month .. .13000  Aa 8-1 .oom (new) Houso,. two lota, corner ". 2700  FOR RRNT  A 5-Room House ('urnished)   HA.L_,CVOrN WATER  IS NO EXPERIMBNT,  The     tiu'dicinai    vmIuck   of    11AIX" YON  W'ATKIt has  been proven.  Halcyon Water Is Bottled Properly.  Vernon Street    Tttorp�� ��& Co.  R. REISTERER & CO.  BREWKR3 AND BOTTLERS OF  Fine -* Lager Beerf-  Prosxipt and regular  ���Jollvery; tnlhe tirade.  Brewery ai Nelson.  ..|30.00 ;  MONEY TO LOAN OX REAL EST.VTK OB SIIOKT TKKM8,  offices :  jpS^FH yyCAMFBELL.yyProprletoi)'.-  8    H"    WO��M'����*-WW|  PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR  :   Corner Victoria and Kootenay Streeta-.  \optiox ss��:.-'.;...,y:. .yyy'H;;vy/_,Ki1i.PHONK no,.as;  Four Doors West of Dominion Express Oflice  About Lethbridge Gait Goal  The Lethbridpto Gait coal office has been moved to tho  bnil-'ing occupied by C. I). J.ChriRtio on Baker stroet,  whore all orders for coal will receivo prompt attention.  All por-ons indebted for coal are requested to settle by  December 1st*.  Hereafter Gait coal will be sold, f04* cash only.  \V. P. WKIlpVKY, General Agent.  ONE DOLLAR A LOAD  The undersigned has a larse quantity of fir, cedar, and  tamarao slabs, in 10-inch and i-fdot lonsths,,suitable for  Btove wood, lYt-Mch will be sold for $1 a toad at the mill  yard.  NKLSON SAW & PLANINGMlhW. "timlbed.  ;,NelMn��Al��^8tl^;l88��.fy:    -y.r:y'\.  KOOTENAY COFFEE- CO.  NELSON, B. O.  Ooffee roasters and dealors in Tea and Coffeo.  Offer fresh roasted coffee of best* quality as follows:  Java and Arabian Macha, per pound $  40  Java and Mocha Blend, 3 pounds,  1 00  Fine Santos, _ pounds  1 00  Santos Bland, 6 pounds ..*  l 00  Our Special Blend, 6 pounds  1 00  Our Rio Roast, 6 pounds   1 OO  A trial ordor solicited,  ���Salesrooms X Doors East of  Oddfellows BlooK,  West  Bakor Steaet  f^iNa"TAii^c>eima  OLBAJSIK*** AND *RBgAIR*tNO.  Your own  goods  made up.   Old clothes  made good as nfew.  A  , |>_��iw��ito:C'l^rk<B Hotel.  MERCHANT TAII^OIt,  *j^*^**g^-^r'*y'?*!^T"'^ ��ww��.v;*r____a'JM.  Tm'-TBmm&r'-mEimiit-.'b.'G., fkioay, December 151809.  \  1,  V  A*  Capital,  Best,  all paid  up.  $12,000,000  6,000,000  THE BANK OF  LORD STRATHCONA AND  MT   ROYAL, President  Hon. OEO. A. DRUMMOND Vice-President  E   a CLOUSTON Genoral Manauer  _N*E3I_SOISr   *B*R-��^.*l5TO*E3:  N. W. Cop. Baker and Stanley Streets.  ���  ukanohks in  ���  LONDON (BnKland),   NEW YORK.   OHIOAGO  and in the principal olties In Canada.  Buy und sell SterlliiK Exchange aud Cable Transfers  GRANT COMMERCIAL AND TKAVKLLKRS' CREDITS,  available in any part of the world.  ..HARTS ISSUED   OOL1.KCTION8 MADE; BTU.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  CURRENT RATE OF INTEREST PAID  ���IN   A   SINGLE   NIGHT.  NELSON  Is now prepared io issue Drafts and Letters  of Credit on Skaguay, U. S., Atliq, B. C, and  Dawson City, Yu^on. District.  The Terrible   Trial of a   Young Wife   Left  on Guard.  "What a beautiful young woman ! And  yet her hair is white as snow."  "And her complexion fresh as is a  child's.    Strange, is it not?"  Thus two loungers on a hotel porch.  But they did not know the history of that  snowy hair.  *���       ���*       *        *    .   * -'-*'    *        *  From the time Harry Wells fell in love  with Mamie Clausen at church socials until their marriage in the First Presbyterian church, the entire community gave  minute consideration to their affairs,  Mamie's father, John Clausen, was a.  prominent commission merchant in a  Pennsylvania town, generally considered  wealthy, and always lived like a man of  means. Mamie was pretty, dashing, a  local belle, and a general favorite.  Harry's family lived a few miles from  town, and they, too, were people of reputation in the county.  The marriage was in every way a suitable one. Harry wtis educated atPiince-  ton, and although he had at one time the  reputation of being wild, he had sobered  down, and was such a frank, manly young  fellow that he was generally forgiven any  indiscretion.  The marriage was the occasion of general rejoicing. Mamie's father gave her  tin unusually good send-off, and the details were sent far and wide through the  sttite. Harry had studied law for a while,  tind had settled down into a country no-  ,tary, drawing up deeds, and doing hackwork of that sort. They lived aboil t four  miles out of town, and two miles from  old John's. tHe had built them a pretty  modern cottage on a detached portion of  his farm. ' Harry had his ollice, an ornamental little structure, a few rods from  the house, and tliere they lived as happy  as two birds.  Gradually Harry picked up business,  and finally, through hi*- father, he became trustee for some minor heirs. They  were an odd lot of children, with a half-  era/.y mother, and no end of coal lands  and niining investment.*-. It-.wasa good  thing for Harry, although it gave a naturally lazy man some additional work.  The worst thing was that it obliged him  to go to Seranton now aud then, and  leave Mamie. When Harry had to go  away, Mamie would get in her phaeton  and drive to town, and there were always  some of tlie young people ready to go out  aud keep her company. Harry always  insisted that she must not stay alone.  For a law-abiding state, Pennsylvania  has a pretty rough element in it, and  there is a general sense of uneasiness.  One August afternoon Harry had au  -unexpected- sumnion��_to_ go to_ Seranton.  about a *-uit connected with tho minor  heirs. He had recently sold some of their  property, aud had been making various  ��� ollections, which left in hi.** hands about  forty-five hundred dollars. When he  found that he had to go off at a few moments' notice, he wrapped up a'bundle of  papers and this money, and took them  into the house. Mamie was making preparations for a picnic they were to go to  the next day, and begged him 'to wait  until the day after.  "Rut, my dear child, I haven't time  even to go to town and put these in the  bank, so you'll have to take euro of them.  * I'll try and get back in two days at the  furthest, meanwhile- nobody will know  that the money is here."  Then he explained to her the value of  the papers, and handed her a canvas bag,  in whieh was the forty-five hundred dollars belonging to the minor heirs.  "Where will I keep it, Harry? Between the mattresses?"  "Just like a woman! No. But ( declare I don't know where to tell you.  The most insecure apparently is often the  most secure. Any place, dear, but between the mattresses. 1 leave that to  you. But you must guard it, if necessary, with your life; for remember the  money is not ours, aud at all hazards 1  tun 1-er.ponsible. I don't really suppose  t here is the least danger, for no one knows  1 have it. But one ought to take proper  precautious, and I beg of you not to admit any tramps while I ani gone. Tell  Sarah, not even to allow theni to eat a  biscuit."  AU right, dear; we won't let the tramps  have a driiik even, and I'll take .care of  the money, you may be sure."  Harry bade liis wife good.by, and  'Mamie gave up the picnic.: At the end of  two days she received a telegram-, froni  him, saying he had been detained, and  telling her to get someone to stay with  her for two days, when he would be at  home. She drove into town and one.of  her old friends went out with her. At  the end of two days she had another telegram saying that he was detained until  the next day. Her friend went home,  and in place of Harry came a third telegram, and so every day for ten days he  was expected home, tmd every day came  a disappointing telegram. By this time  she had become accustomed to her charge,  which she had set like a bag of seed-  beans in a corner of a dark closet opening  from her room.  The afternoon of the tenth day was a  hot, murky afternoon. Mamie had gone  upstairs to take a nap and refresh before  dressing to meet Harry, who was expected home after the longest absence he had  ever made from her.  After a time Sarah came up and told  her there was a;.tramp , down-stairs who  wanted something to eat and who  wouldn't be driven oft'.  "You oughtn't to leave him a minute  alone, Sarah. Go down and watch him,  aud I will come down and send him off."  She dressed herself quickly ,and went  down-stairs, surprised to find how late it  had grown. . When she reached the kitchen she found also a messenger with  another telegram; whieli announced another disappointment, but the next day  without fail,-Harry wrote, he would be  home. As Mamie turned into the kitchen  she heard the tramp and Sarah in evident  dispute.  "Yes," said the fellow, "when that time  conies your mistresss will have another  ironing-table, helping you, instead of  wearing her Sunday clothe** every day."  "An' spoilin' everything for me to do  over. J think I see her. I've work enough  to do," answered honest Sarah, not indisposed to have a chat over her work.  Mamie found a graceless-looking fellow  unshaven and ill-dressed, who, with a  certain gentlemanly instinct, rose up as  she came in.  "I suppose my  girl told you we had  nothing-for  you, and that "it  Mill be a'  great  kindness if you will leave as soon  as possible."  "Yes, she did just that, madam, but I  took it upon myself to believe that it  wasn't so urgent. The truth it*, I'm very  hungry und dead tired, and 1 didn't believe but that you would give me something to eat: at least I've waited to ask  you in person.^  Women are soft-hearted creatures.  Mamie went and got him somethiug to  eat herself. The darkness that had been  increasing for some time came down  rapidly, and there burst one of those  terrific thunder-storms that gather so  rapidly and with such force in that country. After its strength was spent, there  fell steady sheets of rain that brought  the creek over the bi idges before morning.  "Madam, it's no use talking. You can't  send a fellow out in such a s-torm," said  the tramp, a* the three *-tood on the  porch watching the storm.  '���I'm sorry, but I've no place for you."  "What! in a hou.->e like this? It's a  pity there isn't a cranny for a stowaway.  I was walking around it, waiting for the  girl, and it seems to me it ought to hold  three people."  "You are very hupertiment. 1 tell you  T have no place for you, and the storm is  already breaking away."  Even as she spoke the rain came down  in blinding sheets, and lightning streaked  the heaven*-;.  1 "Well," he said, carelessly; "we don't  go much on manners on the road, but I  know I would't send a dog out such a  night as this. I'm not a particular chap,  leastwise [not nowadayn, and I'll have to  insist ou your giving me some sort of  shelter, if it's only your dog-kennel."  The man spoke with decision. Mamie  felt that after all they were really in his  power.  "I will keep you on one condition," she  said. "Tliere in a loft to the house, a sort  of garret, which is very comfortable. It  is closed with a trap-door, and you may  .sleep on the' lounge there if you will allow nie to lock the door on the outside."  "Ble-ss my stars- and garters!" he said,  looking at her curiously, "I don't care if  you lock the door."  They took him upstairs, aud he climbed  up the steep attic stairs. The women  shut the door as he politely bade them  good-night, and they fastened the padlock, hearing him chuckle to himself as  he kicked off his boots.  "I'd take the key, mum," said Sarah,  Mamie took the key with her, and the  two descended  to shut up   the  house.  After they had made everything secure  they Went back Upstarts.  "You must sleep in iny room tonight,  Sarah," the mistress said. Sarah dragged in her bedding and made a pallet on  the floor, and then, after the custom of  women, they examined the closets, looked  under, the bed, and piled the chairs  against the locked door. The rain was  still falling, heavily, andy the.';ii.ight. r'wjts.-  black ns ink. The mistress and. maid  went to bed, and although worried and  anxious, went to sleep.  After midnight Mamie found herself  awake, and a bright light shining in the  room. She started up, and saw that it  was the moonlight. The storm had cleared  away at last. She got up, unable to compose herself immediately, and went to  the window. The moon was shining  brightly. . As she stood looking at the  peaceful scene before her she saw away  down the road, for it was as bright as  day, several horseman. It was such .-an  unusual sight at this hour tluit she stood  watching them as they came nearer. To  her surprise they turned up the lane leading toward her house, and on reaching  the gate came into the yard. She was  almost paralyzed with fear. The truth  -flashed across her. They must have  learned that she was alone���that she had  this nioney, and they had come to get it.  Foi' a moment she was paralyzed. She  remembered Harry's last words: "You  must guard it with your life if necessary."  She ran to. the sleeping .Sarah and  wakened her. She got down Harry's  rifle. The sleeping. girl was soon thoroughly awake, and she explained: to her  their condition.  "It's the tramp that's done it."  "The tramp? No. Sarah, the key, the  key of the attic." 0  She flew up the stairs, unlocked the  padlock, and opened the trap. The man  sprang up at the sound.  "Come, come with me."' His own senses  alert, and hearing the noise of the horses  below and steps about the house,   he fol- j  lowed her without a word.    At  of the stairs she stopped.  LOW WAGES BEGET POOR MINERS.  (Continued From First Page.)  14 Swedes. In response toa query he  expressed the opinion that there was a  large surplus of men just now, but the  present circumstances were very unusual.  During the summer season there was  usually a lack of miners. Asked as to  whether there were sufficient British subjects in' the country to man the mines, he  replied in the negative. He knew of no  friction between the men and the employers at the present time, and his view  was that if patience and forbearance was  exercised on both sides tin amicable adjustment would be reached.  Samuel   .S.   Fowler,   mining  engineer,  went   on   the    stand.       He   gave  some  technical information regarding the Ymir  mine, where 1.30 men are now employed.  He   believed the  proportion  of British  subjects was about 25 per cent,  the  balance being largely Americans, with a few  Scandinavians.  Prior to the introduction  of the eight-hour law the wages were ~>Q.  cents higher than at present and there  was no dissatisfaction.     When  the  reduction went  into force  the  men  quit  work.     On June 10th half a dozen came  back at the reduced figures, and since  then the-force has gradually increased so  that on December 12th there  were 42  men underground of all  classes.     This  force enabled the company to operate the  40-stamp mill, which  crushes about   100;  tons per 24 hours.    He could  not afford  any information as to the relative merits  of the two systems, but in  one  instance  where  a   shaft   was   sunk   under both  the foot i systems the cost per foot  of  shaft sunk  ! by the three eight-hour shifts was 15 per  w  p.  w  % 5  ���.���*��..  m  *���&_  m  3D. MPiLKTIIlXB  &   OO.  b  m  m  m  o  One of Those  Beautiful Pictures*  IN OUR  WINDOW  WILL MAKE A VKKY  l-KETTY X'MAS GIFT FOR YOUIt FRIEND.  IT IS A LITTLE   EARLY, BUT WE WILL  RESERVE IT FOR YOU.  THEY  ARES  OOINO   PAST  ri  'I have a .large sum of money, in the j cent greater than that sunk under two  house,;and those men have come to get j nominally ten-hour shifts. In reply to  it,: thinking that I am alone. If they kill ! Mr. Campbell, witness expressed the  me that money must be guarded." .opinion   that   there were    uot    enough  "What have you? pistols, shotguns?" j skilled miners iu the country to operate  he whispered, taking iu  the whole situ  ation.  "Here is my husband's rifle. It is  loaded."  "Hist! Where are they going to break  in ?"y The steps came boldly on the piazza  to tlie front dooi.  "Get behind me. I will fire at the first  man who enters,  There was no storming of shutters.  They heard the key applied to the door  softly. It opened, and a man followed  by two others confidently entered. The  first figure walked directly to the stairs.  He had taken but a step when three shots  came in rapid succession. There was a  heavy thud: this man dropped aud the  other two-turned and fled, Sarah ran to  the window and two-horses galloped  down the lane.  "Don't faint, madam; tliere is work  yet to do," said the tramp.  Mainie caught hold of the rail for support and then went into the room.  "Get a candle, Sarah."  They lighted a candle and gave it to  the tramp, who went down stairs, the  two women following with brandy and  ammonia. The man had fallen backward, and lay with his face up and head  toward the door.  "Aha !" said the tramp, curiously, holding the light up and peering into the  dead man's face, "he's fixed. Shot, through  the head."  Mamie advanced and gazed at the white  face, across whieh a thin, thread-like  stream of blood was triekling. She fell  back with a wild shriek.  It was her husband's dead body which  lay before her.  FULL LINE OF     ^  all the mines if they Avere opened. He  thought an increase of wages or a Avith-  draAval of government restrictions as to  working hours would bring good men to  the country. His experience was that  men preferred to work in districts Avhere  they could work ten hours at a proportionately larger wage than to Avork eight  hours at smaller wages.  The Tremont Hotel  OO   *?  ^3IJlLHE^a:"V"o3?T "GE  m  5 ������=>���<���=-'���  |*as  >g.  I  C  ft  0 *  <#  THE NELSON SAW & PLANING. MILLS, Ltd.  NIALOflE & TRECILLUS  PROPRIETORS  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.  Headquarters, for Miners anii Prospeetors  THE BEST l.RANDS OP  Liquors a"d Cigars  ALWAYS ON HAND  One of the best and most popular hotels in Nelson.  queep hotel  BAKER STREET. NKLSON.   Front-Boors r- -,  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  local and coast.  Flooring  local and coast.  Newel Posts  Stair Bail  Mouldings  Shingles  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  of ill kinds.  what you want Is not In stock wo will mako it for you  CALL AND GJET PRICKS.  Heated with Hot Air and  Lighted by Electricity  THE NELSON SAW i PLANING ILLS, Ltd.  OFFICE AND MILLS COBNER HALL AND FRONT STS,, NELSON.   ,  A Burns <�� Co.  Wholesale and Retail   .  .   .   Dealers in Meats  Hkad Offick at  NELSON, B. C.  Markets afc Nelson,   _.os,sIa.n<!, Trail, Kaslo, Ymir, Sandon, .Silverton, Now Denver, Hevel-  .stokc, Ferguson, Grand Forks, (Jreenwootl, Cascade City, Midway, and "Vancouver.���  Mail Orders Promptly Forwarded.  WeM_KQptenay_Butcher Co  Largo  comfortable  bedrooms  end   flrst-olasH  dining  room,   Samplo rooms /or commercial mon.  Et^a-,r*E!s ��2 *i?_g.-ia "DA"-5--"  ALL "KINDS OK  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  Baker Street, Kelson  E. G. TRAVES, Manager  ORDERS BY MAIL RECEIVE CAREFUL AND PROMPT ATTENTION.  ARRIVED IN NELSON  Tho flnoflt hotol In tho interior.  Largo sample rooms.   Stoum heat and eloctrio light.  CORNER OF WARD AND VERNON STS., NKLSON  HALL AND LAKE STREETS. NEL80N  8  Will Open on Wednesday, January 3rd, 1900.  BOOKKEEPING, SHORTHAND, TYPEWRITING  THEI LEAD-NO FEATURES.  ien House  BAKER AND WARD STREETS. NELSON  The only hotol In Nolson that has remained under ono  management since 1890. ,        _.,.___  Tho bed-rooms aro  welt furnished and   lighted by  oleotrlolty. _,    ,  The dining-room U not second to any In Kootonaj*.  Tho bar fa always stocked by tho boBt domestic and  Imported liquors and cigars.    THOMAS MADDEN. Proprietor.  Intending Students Slay Register ut Once.  The t!o'roni��rcfal ���department will he tinder the control  of M'.'L. HaUnty. a toucher of eighteen years'experioinse.  The short hand nnd  conducted by Minn H'.  atnitv iirantford.  ���Victoria Ht**eot.  :KMr;.nH4;:.-H!U|,---;-;-.';������''  tvpe writ ing deiui H inciit  K. Merrill, hi to of "  will be  "The Kxpoalfor"  JATTBAY & SfEBRlR  Largo and woll lighted Heated by ho! an  Itcasoimblo rate.-; Sample roouv.  Electric belli- and light in every room  Renovated and refiiriiirihod throughout  HOTEU VICTORIA  J. V. PERKS. Proprietor  Frco him nioclH all Irahw  iarload Canadian Whiskies  Including Ki-gram'-p ���-'. 1. mid 7 venr i>ld Kye in JlarreK   ��� (luortfrhnui ic Wort-.'Ry<' in ('iisc..  "     Scgri-iir-p Star, W Ityt: antl White Whf.U WhM_>  iu fn-e-,.       \\ nll_ur-. Club K.o in Cri..,-.   ,  A. 15. OKAY, Knot'-nay Agem  Nel-ion, 11, C,  R. P. RJTHET & GO.  MOKSON  APPLHWHAITH  J, ESoPHBB  e  is supply am uon  ELECTRIC SUPPLIES  Complete Bleotrlo Equipmenta for BUeotrlo Power ���TrRiismlsaion and Lighting, for Mines, Towns  aieotrtc Flxturea, Lamps. Balls, Telephones, Annunciators, Bto.  P. O. Box 608. Josaohlne Street, Nelson, B. O.  pee water uonnecnons T��^lKWED0IT  GAS   FITTING   OUR   SPECIALTY PLUMBING   OF   ALL   KINDS  STRACHAN BROS. Opera House BIlc���  Hourly Htreetcjir to Htatton "'"  Night drill Room iu coiukwUc.1, for tli  gueAn arriving and dopurt io j,' hy night <  Revelstoke, B. C.  ho doiivpulcncn nf  raiiw.  Fred J, Squire. Merchant Tailor  FULL LINES OF FALL AND WINTER SUITINGS  ^'PPOStfR SILVKR KXHQ HOTKL  WKST RAKKROTRJCRT  NKL90N  "45Ma!jS i^^SJXiZi*i��&S&t  _a*s   i  THE  TRIBUNE:  NELSON, B.C., FRIDAY, DECEMBER   15, 1899.  In ord&r to reduce our stock previous to stock taking we have concluded to offer a discount of 20 per cent for cash on all goods in the drug line, with the exception of Patent and  Proprietary Medicines, until Saturday, the 23rd instant. These goods are not old and  shop worn, but on the contrary they are all fresh new goods, purchased in the best markets  and cannot be excelled.  W. F. TEETZEL <�� CO.  Corner Baker and Josephine Streets  Nelson, B. C.   See Gilker's Special Freize Ulster Overcoat at  Wholesale and Retail Druggists  and Dealers in Assayers* Supplies  ITS A STUNNER  OTHER CLOTHING IN PROPORTION  A small lino of New Y  _ork Neckties will be open i  WAIT POK THEM  n a few diiys for Xnms trade  J. A.  THE OLD P. O. STORE  Stands Fifth  Established In Nelson In 1890.  The jewelry store of the  undersigned is classed as  the fifth largest in Canada.  This must mean, if it means  anything, that Nelson has  a jewelry house that carries a large stock, there  fore people can choose  when purchasing articles,  either useful or ornamental.  Clement A Hillyer'Block, Baker Street.  Jacob Dover  COMFORTABLE  SMALL .SHOES ��"���*��w  STRONG SHOES for stnnly hn*v*B  STYLISH SHOES  DAINTY SHOES  ELEGANT-SHOES  for their fallier-i  for little fjirln  and miw-ca  for tlieir mothers  We sr-uiil back of our Shoes       -   ���  Ttiev are made in such ft wiiy, from mrh .lock, tliat. there is no excuse for anything but wuisfaetion  Wc have a larger ntook limn you iihiiallj* see- and lower prices for the same quality  than vou ever run across  Shoos to fit all feci, in styles to unit every fancy, at ���.rices mowed down to a minimum.  Neelands' Shoe Emporium  BAKER STREET, KELSON"  Headquariers  For all kinds of Rubber Goods  and Winter Clothing   . ..  ..   .  THEO MADSON  ESrafcer Street.  FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE  NELSON QIGAR OO.  If you would on joy  a fresh and frafjranf  Bjnoke don t foruul the  llu  Cabinet keeps them  Proprietor.  Ashcroft  BLAGKSMITHING  AHD EXPERT  HORSESHOEING  Wagon repairing promptly attended to by a firstHJlase  Special atvt"<*nt,Iofe srfvon t*> f-.il kinds of repairing and  custom work from outside points.  CHEAT REDUCTION  #"-ejK   fjall St**��*., tatwset*, Sattsr and Vernon, Hetam  ANTHRACITE  COAlJM��  GROWS  NEST GOAL  16.  ���miUTV^aXEKD  TELKPHONH  '������'. "33 ,  LOCAL NEWS IN BRIEF.  Judgment was entered yesterday in  the suit of W. G. Robinson against W, S.  J. Watson and J. P. Kennedy formerly of  this city.    The judgment is for $300.0-1.  Word was received by the provincial'  police yesterday that the body of a man  had been found in the rocks along the  Slocan river near Park Siding. Constable  Forrester of Robson has been sent to investigate the matter.  The police have decided to arrest all  boys and girls who are caught coasting  upon any of the sidewalks in the city.  Several collisions between pedestrians  and coasters have been reported to the  police aud until some street is set aside  for the use of coasters the pastime is to  be interdicted.  Local men are who interested in .the  Oro de Noro property in Boundary yesterday received some very satisfactory  assays from a .sample taken from a ledge  encountered in a drift being run to catch  the main ore body. The ledge appears to  be about four feet wide and the samples  submitted to A. L. McKillop gave a return of 21 per cent copper, the smelter  value of which was given as $32.34 and  the value in refined copper $71. The  property is located in Summit camp,  about two and one-half miles from Eholt  in the Phoenix spur, and is owned by tlie  King Mining Company of which Ross  Thompson of Rossland is president.  Frank B. Harper leaves this morning  for Greenwood to assist the orchestra at  the opening of Greenwood's music hall.  He will return next week.   ��� -  Messrs. Finch & Campbell/who are*developing the Hennessey group of claims  at the head of Midge creek.ai-e meeting  with every, encouragement"in the appe'a-r-  BUSINESS   MENTION.  A sin gle gen tie-man requi re�� a f u rn Cslind  room, with use of butli, in the vicinity of the I'o.Uilllee.  Address 11. U��� Tribune ofllco. ���  Japanese oranges are now plentiful in  town at rca .onnblc prices.   Ask you'r grocer for tlieni.  *  .Waitress   Wanted���At   once.     Good  -tvnges to reliable girl, ��� Kaslo hotel, Rnslo.  For sale���Fifty-foot frontage on south  ��iido of w>.-.t linker strecl. block'fll. Addres*. I-.OU., Tribune office.  For Sale���Dairy���Apply P. O. box 19(5,  Nelson.  Offices to Let���Two-offices in  Turner-  Boeokh block,   Knquirc room 7 in building.  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,  Wintry Weather  OUR  PRICES  AS  SMALL  AS  CENTS  Is with iik nnd we linvo linide special  lmrclmses In 'meet nil dcnimiils for  wintry 'wenther jfoodx. Don't forget  tlmt wc keep a coiiijilo'e stock or till  kinds of Kentb' .unilshlng.q, nnd Hint,  the vnlnoKisi our goods Jiru us b!�� as  dollar'-- our ji. Iuuh ft'1. Kiimli as cant..  BROWN & CO., oun98&&&*a.  OppoHile Quccn'8 Hotel, linker .Street.  rescriptions  The purity uf the drugs nnd medicines administered to the patient ia the most e.i-.etitial element  in the successful treatment, of disease. Prescriptions are compounded by ��s from absolutely pure  ' drugH in perfect condition, and tho physician',  skill will not lie nullified by old und impotent,  tlru*js.   Our stock of requisite-- foi  THE TOILET  THE NURSERY  THE SICK ROOM  Ar�� complete  Your patronage Holieitod  NURSES' DIRECTORY  Por the convenience of nurses and physicians, wc have  established a Nurses" Directory, and in order to have it  .complete, request aii nurses to send In or call and leave  their names and addresses.  .DISPKKfllNO C'HKaflST  C"W     \ftffrQt &. f)f%      T elejihone'J 45 P. O. Box 2*25 Baker Street,  ���    �������    f f *V��9l��  WW   W��      . aiaji orders promptly attauded to.  ance of the property. Tliey have run in  one tunnel for 100 feet where the ledge  wtis encountered. A shaft was then  sunk npon the ledge form the tunnel  level, which has been put down 60 feet.  The shaft is all in ore and at the bottom  it was crosscut for 30 feet. The ledge  carries an iron ore which assays $24 in  gold.    The ladies' guild of St. Saviour's church  wish to- thank all who helped to make  their doll fete so great a success. Mrs.  11. E. Croasdaile and Miss Barnfather  came nearest to the time the clock would  run, each having guessed 37 hours���  just 40 minutes more than the actual  time. They will therefore have to draw  for the first prize. G W. Clark won the  bottle of perfume given iu connection  with the literary salad. The bean jar  competition will not be closed for a few  days.  The election of officers of Court Kootenay No. 3138 I. O. P. was held last evening and resulted as follows: W. R.  .Shaw, court deputy; J. A. Irving, chief  ranger ; J. J. Chambers,,vice chief ranger ;  P. R. Flemming, recording secretary;  G. C. pS. Patterson, financial secretary :���'"  AV. F. Smith, treasurer; K. Irwin, chaplain ; H. Bush, S. W.; A. S. Prittie, J.W.:  J. Jeffries, S. B.; J. Boyd, J. B.; Dr. Arthur, physician. ______  John A. Irving & Co.'s show window  now compares favorably with those of  their competitors in business. They have  the finest display of raisins ever seen in  Kootenay. _____  One of Nelson's wholesale produce  houses sold 500 boxes of Japanese oranges  in two days this week.  Choynski and Wolcott Matched.  Dubuque, Iowa, December 14.���The  Dubuque Athletic Association today  signed Joe Choynski and Joe Wolcott for  a 20-round contest, to take place during  the'first week of January, for a purse of  $2500.  Goods at Half Price  We stil   have some goods I eft fro m  the bankrupt stock _purchased_at  Sandon at a low rate on the dollar,  and consequently   we   can   defy  competition     ���    .  HERE ARE A FEW OF OUR PRICES.  Dress goods fancy mixtures, regular price  .$1.75, sale price $1.. .'    -  'Dross goods, fancj' mixture, regular price  $1.50, sale price 75 cents.  Dress goods, fancy mixture, regular price  - "    75 cents, sale price 40 cents.  Table Damask at 2*5 cents'per yard.  Children's wool hose at 10 cents per pair.  Ladies' flnnnellette Avrappers at^$1.25.  Black   Henrietta,   worth* 75  cents, sale  price 50 cents.  Black Henrietta,   worth' 50   cents, sale  price 35 cents.  Pink flannelette 7 cents per yard.  Ladies' fancy blouses, velvet collars, rcgu-  ,    lar 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 shirts, regular  price  $1.25,  sale  price 50 cents.  Men's tweed suits, regular price $12.50,  sale* price $7.00.  Men's heavy all-wool tweed pants, lingular price $3.50, sale price $2.00.  For want of space we are going out  of ladies' and children's footwear,  and will clear these off at cost . . .  Regular Pale  Price.        Price,  Ladies' Oxford shoes........ $1.75 $1.00  Ladies' strap shoes    1,75 1.00  Ladies' kid button shoes.... - 2.00 1.25  Ladies' kid button shoes.. ..   3.00 2.00  Children's shoes    1.00 50  The Balance of our ladies' capes  and jackets at less than cost.   Aii  other goods in our store at greatly,  reduced prices , ,    .   .  A. Ferland & Co,  -    K1XTOT BLOCK. BAKKR STRKKT. NELSON.  9 9 ��  ROYAL SEAL AND  KOOTENAY BELLE  GXGrA_R.S.   .....  UNION   MADE  Kootenay Cigar Majfg. Go.  Nelson, British Columbia.  Fop Sale Cheap  +.  Evorj'tblnj. in and about an hotel building at Creston.  a station On the Crow's Nest Pass itailwaj*. Will bo sold  cither as a whole or separately. Apply to Charles F.  Olson, Ainswortli, B, C.  Dissolution 6f Copartnership.'  Tlie partnershiu between I>r, IX LaBau and Dr. Alex.  Forin ban been dissolved, the dissolution to date from  IJccemlwr 1st. ISM* All debts due the fl���� are payable  to Dr. I>. Dalian, and lie will pay all debts of tlie.lii*ui.  Dated Nelson, December 1st, 1BS9,  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, LETH-  BRIDGE, or ANTHRACITE, burning all kinds equally well. Not requiring the  attention of an ordinary coal heater. Economical, durable and simple ih construction.   See our Steel Ranges for hard and soft coal or wood.  H. Byers & Co.  NELSON KASLO SANDON  y-  WE HAVE STOVES  we  But while we are waiting for the cold weather  would draw your attention to our 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   GO.  mas  A COMPLETE LINE OF FANCY BISCUITS AND CAKES  j  ...-���  PIGS  CRANBERRIES  DATES  MAPLE SYRUP  PLUM PUDDING  HOVEY. IN COMB  DRIED FRUIT.  NEW CURRANTS, CLEANED  NEW SULTANA RAISINS, CLEANED  NEW.VALENCIAS, CLEANED  NEW LONDON LAYER RAISINS, 5, 10, and  201b. BOXES.  NEW PEELS, ASSORTED ENGLISH  MIXED NUTS  APPLE   CIDER  GRAND   DISPLAY   OF  LARGEST  All the Necessaries, For  Your Xmas Dinner  MINCE   MEAT  CROCKERY   AND    GLASSWARE.  STOCK    IN   KOOTENAY.  THE  !QpJ^pa,trl_ck_& JKUsqhl.  P. O. BOX K. $c W.  BAKER STREET.  TKLEPHONK 10.  QhrtBtmras eo 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 call or write  us*we lead in prices.   , '     * . '  Swiss and Roquefort Cheese now in stock.  v.  Baker Street,  Nelson.  'M. DesBrteay- &Co,  Rem-oval  Notice.  We beg to announce to our many pntrons that .we have removed to  our uew quarters in the Houston Block; the big increase iu ��� the  volume-of our busine.^s forcing us to seek larger premises. Tharik-  the people for the patronage accorded ns in the past, in anticipation  of an increase of this custom in the future, we remain, theirs to  command in all lines of groceries.  Houston Block, Baker Street  John A. Irving & Co.  Sl.1  *l'l  The largest and best assorted stock of Oaadies aud Confectionery in the City-.  GB. Chocolates and Bon Bons.     ...  Lowney's   " "      **"      (direct from New York.)  Crystalized Fruits (direct from London, England.)  m& Ward Streets. ..0-..A-   IWCPONAL-D...  .*-��,

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