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 w  x\s  lfj"'  I*  She  the  STORY OF THE SORTIE VERIFIED  Fight at Lombard's Kop.  New York, December 10.���The London  correspondent of the Tribune reviewing  the Soutli African situation in a dispatch  dated Sunday morning, says:     England  has renewed her faith in Tommy Atkin's  as her best geueral, and bears with fortitude aud patience the continuous strain  of war, .with  its flurries of excitement  and    its   endless    exaggeration   of   the  trivial  details.    If a  campaign  entered  into   without  popular  enthusiasm,   and  mainly     with     a     feeling     of     political     fatalism,     as     a      conflict      forced     upon     her     by     Kruger's     ultimatum   and     extensive    military   preparations, bewitched with something like  evidences of weariness, it is because there  i.s an utter  lack  of  proportion  between  tlie minor incidents  wliich   fill  the columns of the newspapers, and the  magnitude of the  British  armaments and  efforts.    John Bull suffers every  day from  the pin pricking process by  which  skirmishes are  enlarged   into   battles,   and  momentary   interruptions   of communication  exaggerated, into  crisis, and  defects of the supply department and  military preparations paraded a sign  of war  office mismanagement. The effect  of the  undue importance attached to the trivial  details,   and   the    unceasing   criticisms  of   the   management    of    the    war   is  to induce   irritability and   nervousness,  it is only when Englishment think of the  splendid bearing  of  the private soldier  that tlieir faces light up with a fine glow  of enthusiasm.    He  is  tlie  true hero of  the,war  in  South   Africa,  and the war  charities go on to Kipling's refrain, "Pay,  pay, pay."  The most cheeriug news from the seat  of war yesterday came from Renter's  .agent at Lorenzo Marquez, where a dispatch had been received from the Boer;  headquarters at Ladysmith announcing  that the British had stormed and carried  Lombard's kop. A good deal has been  uu.-ji.stly said about Renter's dispatches  from that quarter being tainted with  Boer influence, precisely as Kruger's  partisans may have suspected that the  same agency's telegram from the British  headquarters were colored by the environments of the correspondents. But  news favorable to tho British side from  Pretoria is accepted readily enough in  London. This Ladysmith dispatch was  dated Friday, when both Renter and the  .Central News were reporting that  general  Buller's army was still  centred  ���lluK-UL l1 "I Bl I", UUd liyi.W '-O -...*w ��    _���..���._.   *.���  ference that general White's force had  made a softie. Details werejacking with  the single exception that, the British had  captured a Maxim gun and, put one Ho-  wit'/er and one big Oreuosote out of  action.  The war office after midnight settled  all controversy by giving out a bulletin  which general Buller had received from  general White, fully confirming the Reuters dispatch. White had sent out a  force of .500 men to surprise a gun on the  hill, and had destroyed two guns with  gun cotton and brought back a maxim  into camp, with only one man killed and  MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER J J,  1899.  PUBLISHED AT NELSON, BRITISH COLUMBIA.  DAILY (BY MAIL) $5 A YEAR; WEEKLY,   $SL  berley at close  quarters  last night, but  were repulsed with heavy loss.  Lon'dox, December 10.���Halse and Warren and thirty men left the camp at Car-  naven today, and when four miles out  sighted a patrol of twelve Boers, who  sought cover. Two of the Boers were  wounded. liaise ascertained ; that the  Boers were in strong force in a laager  and retired to his base. This was the  first brush that general Gatacre's forces  have had.  Loxdox, December 10.���A copy of the  Johannesburg Standard and Diggers'  News received here contains a list of the  Boer casualties at Elandslaagte. This list  shows that tlie Boers' loss in that fight  was 4.'< killed aud 110" wounded.  BLACKEST PAGE OF THE WAR  one officer wounded. A detachment of  the ISfch Hussars had circled around Pep-  worth hill, burning kraals and cutting  telegraph lines. It was a gallaut and  successful sortie, which proved tliat geueral White's men were full of fight and  in admirable condition for cooperation  with general Buller.  Londox, December 10.���A dispatch to  the Times from Pietenuaritaburg says:  "Three bodies werefound-after- the-Mcto  river fight which proved to be the remains of three-scouts belonging to  Thornycroft's light horse. , They liad  been captured by the Boers, and while  bound, had been riddled with bullets.  The troops are indignant over this treatment. _,,      .      "       ,  Londox, December 10.���The transport  Majestic will sail from Liverpool at noon  on December 13th for South Africa, She  will call at St. Vincent, and is expected  to reach Capetown December 2Sth. -  will carry the mail and parcels for  soldiers.  London, December 11. -General Methuen reports that he made a demonstration up the line of the raihvay bridge at  daylight today, with artillery. * The  enemy did not respond. ' Methuen is receiving the remainder of his reinforcements and supplies. He has established  detached posts ou lines of communication.   Mafeking reports all well on  i\ov-  eraber 30thi       - .  London, December 11.���A special dispatch from Ladysmith, by way of Frere,  adds to the war office account of Saturday of the capture of the Boer guns near  Pep worth hill. It says : "General Brock-  lehurst, with cavalry aud artillery, ro-  connoitered in the direction of Pepworth  Mil, with a view of cutting off the Boor  retreat, but he found the position  still strongly held. The 18th Hussars,  pushing north-ward, drew a furious fire,  and suffered severely, losing & killed and  17 wounded. The Boers fired incessantly  as the British slowly retired. At a special parade afterwards general White  thanked general Hunter and all engaged,  especially major Henderson, for ��� brilliant  work." .  Cape Town, December 10.���It is rumored here that the Boers:attacked Kim- I  Rebellion Feared in Cape Colony.  ., London, December 11.���It is hardly too  much to regard general Gatacre's repulse  near Stormberg as  the most  serious  defeat British arms have yet   sustained  in  the whole  campaign.    Already  the  official  advices  show  that  two meii   were  killed, nine  ollicers  and  seventeen  men  wounded and  nine officers and  59  men  are missing.    But it  is evident that  the  worst is not yet known.    The proportion  of wounded and killed  is so small  when  compared with the missing, who are   undoubtedly prisoners in  the hands  of the  Boers,  that  the   supplimentary list   of  casualties is awaited  with: serious  misgivings.     It  is also   feared   that there  were serious losses of  guns  and  equipments.    The most serious  aspect of  the  affair is the effect  it is likely to have  on  the Dutch in Cape Colony, who have been  wavering as to whether to  cast in  their  lot with the Boers. ��  Hosts of the northern farmers are now  likely to join the rebellion. The defeat  is also serious because it will delay the  junction of general Gatacre with general  French at Naauwport. The plan was for  tlieir combined forces to relieve the pressure on lord Methuen's column. The disclosure of such a strong force at Stormberg. was quite unexpected. Doubtless  general Gatacre was the victim of treach-  the absence of proper "cavalry 'lupport*.  The British troops, who recently occupied  Arundel are advancing. They have had  several skirmishes but no casualties.  Three miles north of Arundel they found  the Boers 2000 strong.  The Pretoria reports of renewed fighting at Modder river originated from the  fact tliat the British, -with a team of 32  oxen, hauled a naval gun to the top of  a ridge north of Modder River town,  when they tired lyddite shells on the  Boer position at a range of 0,700 yards,  where the enemy was apparenrly constructing an emplacement for a 40-  pounder. The lyddite shells appeared to  do immense damage. The Boers retired  but the incident is interesting as showing that the Boers are still in position  quite close to Modder river.  The. engineers report that it would  take two months to rebuild the iron  bridge. Lord Methuen is still compelled  to ride about in a dog cart, as his wounds  prevent him going on horseback. Should  the-rains destroy the__temporary_br_idge,  there is enough rolling stock on the  north sido of the river to serve lord  Methuen's troops. It is reported that  the Boers   are   busy  making  *  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Ht  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi-  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  ^���fr:*****:*****-^  GENERAL GATACRE DEFEATED AT STORMBERG  entreneh-  mentri at Spyfontein, several lines of  works beginning to appear at the foot of  the heights.   FRENCH SYMPATHY FOR BOER  Manifested in Several Places,  Nkw'Vouk, December 10.���The Paris  correspondent of the Times says: As it  becomes more and more apparent that  the British forces on neither side of the  border are yet large enough for the tasks  set them, French sympathy for the Boers  gains force and consistency. The Paris  papers give prominence to the statements of major Wiseman, who, according to the Berlin correspondent of tlie  Matin, declares that it Avill take years  before England can subjugate the Transvaal, for the real difficulties will begin  with the guerilla warfare which the  Boers have decided upon as soon as the  British forces have penetrated well into  the Transvaal.  Demonstrations in favor of the Boers  continue to take place in different parts  of the country. At Valence, during a  concert, when the national anthem of the  South African Republic was played, the  spectators rose to their feet and applaud--  ed with the utmost enthusiasm. Cries  of "Vive lea Boers" rent the air and the  performance had to be repeated.. Similar demonstrations have taken plaee at  Marseilles and Bordeaux. Allusions to  the Boers in concert halls at Mont Marie  and in the boulevards are hailed with  noisy enthusiasm.  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General Gatacre found the enemy's position impregnable, ft was  impossible for the British infantry toget at the Boer.s.  The war office publishes the following dispatch from general Forester-  Walker at Cape Town: "Gatacre reports���Deeply regret to inform you that  1 met with a serious reverse in the attack of Stormberg. I was misled as to  the enemy's position by the guides and found impracticable ground. The  casualties so far as known at present are:  Second Battalion Royal Irish.'Rifles-*-*-Wounded, lieutenant-colonel Eager,  major Seaton, captain Bell, captain Kelly, lieutenant Stephens, lieutenant  Barnard Stone. '*'���  : :. '?���;'. ���  Suffolk Regiment���Wounded, second-lieu tenant Maynard, and twelve  men missing. .    -;  Seventy-Fourth Field Battery���Severely wounded, lieutenant Lewis and  three men; slightly wounded, two men.  ���  Seventy-Seventh Field Battery���Killed, one gunner: wounded, major  Percival. ' i      *  Northumberland Fusileers���Missiug,  major Stevens, captain Fletcher,,  captain Morley, second-lieutenant Wake, second-lieutenant Colsou, lieutenant  Radclift'e, and 306 non-commissioned officers and men.  lloyal Berkshire Regiment���Killed,,one private.  The remainder of my casualties will be wired as soon as ascertained."  !**.  91  m  m  m  m  m  m  m  m  m  m  m  m  *��  m  m  m  *  m  *  m  m  f>  *>  m,  m  m  m  m  m  *  m  m  91  m  m  91  �����������  *  m  m  m  m  m  m  *  m  9  Hi  The German emperor holds the opinion  that three months training, or the same  period of active service, would make the  British volunteers the equal of any soldiers in the world, and probably most  military experts would agree with him.  Altogether there is warrant for the  statement that if any European power  should '.attempt to interfere in the  struggle in South Africa, England would  respond by mobilizing the entire fleet,  and calling out the volunteer forces,  naval and military. As an experiment  this would be so deeply interesting that  it is almost to be hoped that needful provocation will be given by somebody so  that the world may Avitness the spectactle  of the British lion in full battle array.  GATACRE CAUGHT IN BOER TRAP  ��*M**13 **��33**��**-a **3:**��:**��':**�� :**��*_�� ***9*****&*****9&Xa#*:  Hi  Hi  m  91  91  91  9*  m  m  -*  _*  CHANGE IN  METHUEN'S PLANS  **��  May March on Bloemfontein.  New'York, December 10.���The London correspondent of the Sun claims, to  have private information regarding a  change in genei-al Methuen's plans;J. The  ���*-�����!_*_.*���_����>������������*----��*���* " '   "���    -P- *������w��� .   inarching straight to Kimberley,'general  Methuen's column will turn sharply east  froin the Modder river and march towards Bloemfontein, the capital of the  Orange Free State. Nearly the whole  Boer force in the neighborhood is strongly entrenched at Spyfontein, on the Modder river, midway to Kimberley, ready  to make the last stand against general  Methuen's advance to the relief of the  beleaguered city.  If geueral Methuen would give battle  there, it would undoubtedly prove the  bloodiest of the war. The reported intention of the British commander to  march on Bloemfontein is really excellent  tactics. He will leave the difficult  country where he is compelled to fight in  positions of Boer choice, and enter the  broad plains of the Orange Free State.  where the battles will be fought in the  open, which- will be greatly to the British  advantage.  Moreover,    the   relief   of  Kimberley will be"fully~accomphshed;  because the greater part of the Boer  force will be compelled to abandon the  siege and hasten to the defence of the  Free State capital. Kimberley is in far  less danger than Mafeking and Lady-  pmith. If the Boers are unable to capture the two latter, they have little  chance against the Kimberley garrison.  African Explorer Returns.  London, December 10.-���Arthur Sharp,  an explorer, has arrived in England with  interesting information regarding the region between lakes Tanganyika and  Albert Edward. All the country on the  west shore of lake Tanganyika is overrun  by cannibal hordes who are literally eating ,up the inhabitants. Fortunately  Germany has established stations along  lake Kion, within the Free State border  and will establish order. The country is  a combination of broken up lava, impracticable hills aud bush, the latter  swarming with elephants which it is impossible to get at.  Canadians at "Work.  Orange River, December 9.���Half the  men of the Canadian contingent have  gone forward. Like the Australian contingent, they have been put to stiff work  since their arrival, and have been building sidings, erecting platforms and rendering the usual routine service. They  are   in   excellent   condition    and   very  zealous. ^_  Ho Work to be Done this Winter.  A contractor who is close to theC .P. R  local management says that there will be  no work done on the extension of the  Crow's Nest Pass railway east from Nel-  so�� until nest suttimer.  BOERS SEEKING INTERVENTION  France Will Be Approached.  Nkw* York, December 10.���The London-correspondent of. the Sun says: A*  couple of weeks ago it was announced  that chief justice Gregowoski and other  "at" Lorenzo ^rarciiiea"TFonrTr'retOTTarer^  route to Capetown, and it was suggested  that their mission was to sue for peace  at the feet of queen Victoria's high commissioners. As the war was then young  and the Boers had matters military pretty  much their own way, it seemed strange  that Kfcuger would so soon assume the  role of suppliant, but it now appears that  the mission is not bound for Capetown,  but for Europe. The members are aboard  a North German Lloyd liner, and will  probably be in Paris by the end of next  week. They propose visiting every European capital with the object of interesting the powers in the cause of the  South African republics, so that when  the time comes for peace England will  not be permitted to impose-too hard  terms.  Judging by the aroused temper in this  country and .the known views of a majority of the British government, it may  safely be asserted that the mission is  foredoomed-to-failure. ���Whether _or no.  any power will interfere, there is, however, abundant evidence to show tliat the  British government will not be taken by  surprise if France should endeavor to  lend the Boers diplomatic help, and that  such mediation would be politely but decisively declined. Jn view of what might  happen after that, the British government has been quietly making a variety  of preparations, some of which are known  to all the world, because ' they could not  be concealed, Mich as the concentration  of the Mediterranean and channel fleets,  and the commissioning of a  small .special service squadron. There  are other preparations of which  the newspapers have made little  mention of, which have had no prominence by special request of the government. It is a fact that arrangements  have been made for the calling out ofthe  naval restsrve and coast guard to man  every efficient fighting ship in the British  navy, and that the commanding officers  of all volunteer regiments have been  warned that their men may be called to  colors on short notice. Some of these  commanders have, in turn confidentially  warned'iheir subordinate officers, and so  a good many people have gained a knowledge of what is going on. Commanding officer,*- have also been requested to  furnish an estimate of the number of  men who are likely to volunteer  for full military service; the vol**  nnteer force.-. must number about  220,000 men, most of whom  have passed through the volunteer ranks.  It is estimated that 170,000 active  volunteers and 80,000 able bodied veterans would respond to a call for full . milt**  taty service, and 'they would furnish a  force by no means-to.be despised.  And Given a Deadly Fire.  Molteno, December 10.���General  Gatacre's movement-may be termed a recon-  naisance in force.    The object was to  ascertain the  strength of the position  of  the Boers, who were strongly entrenched.  He left Putter's kraal shortly after  noon  yesterday, with a fighting force of slightly over 4000 men.   Leaving Molteno at 0  o'clock last evening he made a  memorial  night  march  over the  rocks and  vedlt.  There   was no   sound   except a steady  tramp, and there were no  distinguishing  lights.     The  bright moon  having  gone  down   about   half,   past   eleven.        The  -������ column arrived safely Avithin a  couple of  miles of its  destination,    The   only incident of the march being au  occasional  sudden call "halt" under the belief that  the Boers were near.  Suddenly a terrific fire was  opened simultaneously on the British front and right flank. The  Royal Irish rifles, who formed the  advance sought shelter behind a neighboring kopje, and avc re speedily joined  by the remainder of the column. It was  soon found, hoAA'ever, that this position  AA'as also covered by Boer guns, which  were more poAverful than had-been supposed.    The -troops   therefore .sought  a  safer position about half a "mile away,  tAvo batteries in the meantime engaging  -i3l.m<^_H'��raV-..i-.GttP.^^^  ment of mounted infantry moved northward with a vieAV of ^getting the enemy's  right flank. Suddenly a strong command  AA-as seen-moving from the north, and the  Royal Irish Rifles" and the Northumberland regiment were sent out to meet  it. It Avas discovered, however,,tha't the  Boer**. Jiad machine guns Avell placed, and  the Britten were compelled to face a'terrible fire.  Finding it impossible to hold the position in the face of an enemy apparently  superior in position, numbers and artillery, the British retired to Molteno, the  Boers following up the retirement closely,  bringing guns to bear on the retiring  column. It i.s believed here that that  the British casualties Avere not serious.  London, December IL���The Times  published the following dispatch from  Molteno: General Gatacro attempted to  assault the Boer position at Stormberg  at daAvn today (Sunday.) The guides led  us wrong and 'were t-urprised Avhile in  foim-, and after a very tiring march.  "Our retirement Avas. en*ected~iirexcellent  order, there being no hurry, even  BUGKE WAS A PBOMISINC MEMBER  Of His Profession.  Maurice A. Bucke, the mining engineer  Avho was  instantly killed  the other day  at Jardine, Montana, by being thrown  from a buggy, had beeu for a number of  years a resident of the  Slocan, and  was  amongst the first of his profession to take  up the practice of his  profession in  that  district.      Educated   at   the -School   of  Practical Science in Toronto, "where he  graduated high in his  class, he came to  AinsAA-orth in May, 1892, aud  opened an  office as mining engineer  aud   assayer.  The rush AA'as then into  the  Slocan, and  six Aveeks later he moved  to Kaslo and  joined Mr.  lngalls  of the geologlical de*  partment in his tour of the Slocan, until  bad weather droA-e them from the hills  Later in the autumn he opened an  office in Kaslo, having associated with  him II. E. T. Haultain, now manager of  the Yellowstone mine at Salmo, the firm  being known as Bucke ��fc Haultain.  Their office and its content*, were entirely destroyed in the fire of 1891. aud Mr.  Bucke returned to London, Ontario,  visiting his relatives. He returned just  iu time to see his home .washed away in  the following spring.  The ensuing summer  he  spent in  the  hills in the actual  deA'elopment  of some  promising    properties    whieh    he    had  acquired  in  connection  Avith  Mr.   C. D.  McKenzie, now manager of the Arlington  mine at Erie.    Their success  Avas not as  great a" expected, and Mr. Bucke accepted a position with  the  Noble  Five  properties as assayer and engineer.     He  remained there but for a  short time  Avhen  he AA'ent to the Slocan  Star  in a  similar  capacity.      While thus engaged he opened an office in Kaslo in  1897, in  partnership Avith W. G. TretheAA'ay, the firm  being known as TretheA\ray ��fc Bucke.    This  firm Avas dissolved  in May of this  year  and he became the  head  of the  mining  engineering   company of   M. A.   Bucke -  As Co.  About the 1st of June, he Avas appointed  manager aud engineer of the Bear Gulch  Mining Company's properties, situated  about seven miles from Cinnabar. Montana. These properties Avere OAvned by a  St. John, New BrunsAvick, company and'  are said to be very promising. There is  already a 20-stamp mill installed, and  Mr. Bucke was about establishing a  cyanide process to take care of the  tailings. He A'isited St. John during the  past Avinter. aud it Avas doubtless upon  his report that the New Brunswick -  capitalists were induced to take hold of  the properties.  The deceased gentleman AA-as comparatively   young,   yet   had'  attained  an  most critical time. The Northumbcr-  lauds and Irish rifles behaved as if on review. I fear our losses are heavy. One  of our guns Ave had to abandon.  ladysmitFItIlTolos out  incorruptible. He has been taken away  in the midst of a valuable and useful life.  His place AA'ill not be easily filled. It is  undel-stood that upon the resignation of  W/A. Carlyle, Mr. Bucke AVas offered the  positiou of piovineial mineralogist, but  piivate busbies-, prevented his acceptance. T. J. Edwards, mayor of the city -  ot Cinnabar, Montana, has wired that  "Bucko Avas killed by ruiiaAvay between mine and Cinnabar."  Great Britain to Have a Steel Combine.  Britain ia to ha\-e a great steel combine  after the manner of the example set by  the I'nited States, lb is stated on good  authority that *-omt* of the leading producers of iron and steel have decided to  combine their forces and enjoy the advantages of union. The experiment may  sei ve to show that it is not the combinations, but the restrictions Avhich make  consumers subservient to them, that constitute the real evil. Wore tho British  people subjected to a protective tar iff the  eoinbination"of foi cos would makeitreasy���  at the | f01. t}ir <ioni.*_-tic producers  of  iron  and  Churchill May be Exchanged,  Fi-Kiti-* Camp, Natal, December 10.-  Ileliogrnphic communication Avif.h Lud\-  smith continues daily. General Schalk-  burger ami.commandant Louis*. Botha are  in command of the Boer force*- investing  Ladysmith. Their forces are said to be  in poor condition. A heavy report Avas  heard in the direction of Coienso today.  The sound was folloAved by a big cloud of  smoke. The .supposition is that the  enemy have blown up the highway  bridge.  The Transvaal government has decided  to consider Winston Churchill, avIio Atas  captured on November loth between  Estcourt and Chievaly, n combatant officer, and retain him as a prisoner. Mr.  Churchill has applied to general Buller  Avith a view of getting an exchange.  This has been a quiet day here. Tlie  health of the troops is excellent.  fiig Shipment of American Beef.  Chic ago. December 10.-���Twenty-four  ears," containing 750,000 pounds of canned  beef, were started for the Transvaal yesterday by Libby, McNeill ��fc Libby, on n  ten clays rush order from the British  government.. The order is the largest  OA'er received at the stock yard.*.  steel to put up the price to theleA-el ofthe  I foi eign pi ice AA'ith the duty added. In  I that case the combination AA'ould be  I roundly denounced as extortionate, but  S the real evil A.ould be the duty that gave  I it its power for aggression. In Britain a  combination Aviil not bo able to make  any such unjust advance in prices. Hoa\-  ever well it m.iy be organised, the sim-J-  ' tei** in tho L'nitcd State**, Canada, Ger-  i many p-ind other iron-piodncing countries  , v.ill hn.o free acco-sh to the markets. Any  i atti'iupt in unjustly advance price**. Avould  ' be frustrated by tho consumers looking  ' el-ewheie for supplies. It \> the law  I which pi events consumers from doing so  ] that makes trust.** and combines powers  for evil instead of for good.  A Canadian News A.ency.  "lorurito Vi >*.-.  The need of a Canadian press serAice is  becoming moie and more manifest. As  it is the Canadian public rends stuff prepared for the people of the United States,  and when it suits the United States the  Canadian public is left lamenting. For  instance, last Thursday, being a holiday  in the United States, and tho United  States markets being cloaed, very littlw  ntteution was paid to the English market-, a\ hich aa ere of primary interest to  the Canadian public. Yesterday, however, the Associated press sent out loads  of matter relating to the opening of congress, and today piesident McKinley's  address Avas sent over to (.anada, where  it is not of absorbing interest, in the  bulky shape in which it was prepared  for the Staters. I-et us luive au agency  of our own.  J  ! 11  f THE  TRIBUNE:  NELSON, B.C. MONDAY DECEMBER 11  1899.  mmmmmt  m  On Monday morning, December 11th, we will open  our new dressmaking parlors with Madam Fleener,  late of Minneapolis, in charge. As Madam Fleener was  for many years fore-woman for Madam Buschane, of  Minneapolis, we can safely guarantee our many customers perfect satisfaction in this line.  ��  MARTIN  O'REILLY & CO.  HOTJSTOil   BLOCK,   BAKER   STREET.  m  ���<=-**.S_.  >m  mm  :&m  T___3_R3VES   0_A.S*H:  Han  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.  A.  GROCERIES.  MACDONALD & CO.-Corncr Vernon and Josephine streets, wholesale gioccrs and jobbers in  blankets, gloves, mitts, boots, rubbers, mackinaw s and  miners' sundries;   KOOTENAY   SUPPLY    COMPANY,    I.IMITED-  Vernon street, Nelson, wholesale grocers.   TOHN   CHOLDITCH  ��J    wholesale grocers.  &  CO.���Front streot, Nolson,  COAL.  CHOW'S  NEST  PASS COAL COMPANY.-AVholc-  sal. dealers in coal and coke.   Chailcb St. Barbe.  Agent. Baker street. Nelson.   HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.  H BYERS &��� CO.-Corncr Bakor and Josephine streets,  ���   Nelson, -wholesale dealers in hai du are and mining  supplies.   Agents for Giant Powder Co.   T AWRENCE HARDAVAHE COMPANY-Baker St.,  ���I-J Nelson, wholesale dealers in hardware and mining  supplies, and water and ulumbersjjupplies-, -  CRATED AND  MINERAL WATERS.  rpHORPE & CO.. MMITED.-Cornor Vornon and Cedar  ���*��� streets, Js'ol..on, manufactuiciB of and wholesale  dealers in icrated waters and fruit syrups. Sole agents  for Hal.}on Springsmineralv. ��itev._,   - ASSAYERS' SUPPLIES.  WF. TEETZEL & CO.-Corner Baker ��.wl .Tose-  * phine strectSj Nolson, wholesale dealers in assayers supplies. Agents for Den\er Fire Clay Co. of  Denver. Colorado.   LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS. ~  TURNER, BEETON & CO. -Corner Vernon and Jose-  ' phino streets. Nelson, w holopuile dealers in liquor fi,  cigar* and drj goods. Agents for Pabst Browing Co. of  Milwaukee and Calgary Brewing Co. of Calgary.   COMMISSION MERCHANTS.  HJ. EVANS & CO.���Baker street, Nelson, Avholosale  ��� dealers in liquors, cigars, cement, lire brick and  tire clay, water pipe and steel r.uls, and general commission merchants.  FLOUR AND FEED.  BRACKMAN & KKR MILLING COMPANY LTD.���  Front street, Nelson, wholesale dealers in flour, oat  meal, etc., and hay pind Krai n,  tona, and Now V estnunster.  Mills at Edmonton, Vic-  CIGARS.  KOOTENAY CIGAR MANUFACTURING CO.  ner Bakor and Hall streets, Nelson, manufactiucr.  of "Royal Seal" and "Kootenaj Belie" bnindu of cigars  -Cor-  PAINTS   AND   OILS.  NELSON HARDWARE COMPANY���Baker Street���  Wholesale dealeis in pninls. oil., and brushes of .ill  kinds.   Largont stock in Kootenay.   FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  P   BURNS &  CO.���Biker stieet.  Nelson, wholesale  ��   dealers in fresh and cured meats.   Cold storage.  POWDER, CAPS AND FUSE.  HAMILTON POAVDER COMPANY��� Baker street.  Nelson, manufacturers of djnaniite, spotting,  stumping and black blaming powder*., wholesale dealers  In caps and fuse, and electric blasting ap|-.iniUis.   PROVISIONS, PRODUCE AND FRUITS.  PARSONS   PRODUCE  COMPANY���Vernon   streot,  Nelson, wholesale dealers in  provisions, piuduuo,  nnd fruits.   Agents fur Swift & (Jo. bacon und hams.  J   V. GRIFFIN & CO.���Cornor Vcraon and Josephine  ���   street*),   Nelson,  wliolenale dealers in  provimuiiH,  brainiest of the Neelands combination in  tire council, is a candidate for the succession, aud his candidacy seems strange,  for he has during: his two terms worked  hard to make the mayor a mere subordinate of the city's subordinate officials.  His candidacy, however, has the  support of the Neelands faction  of the Neelands party. On the  other hand, the Beer faction of  the same party Avill have none of Fletcher,  so they say, and are searching for a man  to make the race against Fletcher.  They have'two men in view, namely,  alderman 'McKillop and Dr. Hnll. Neither  of these two men have pronounced views  ou  any question  except  that  they  are  nppnwl tn-tJiP "nl'I ni-nivrV ��.<-**-   "It^t-  ��"<!  alderman Fletcher in ease no one else  ran be found. The man Avho are backing McKillop and Hall are opposed to  everybody and everything except themselves; they belong to the ultra good of  the town, and a re generally designated as  the "church element" of the Neelands  party. Fletcher will be supported by the  "wide-open" element and McKillop or  Hall by the ''shut-blie-town-up-close"  element. On the other side are  the men who believe in making  Nelson a town that other towns can  pattern after; a tOAvn Avitli graded  a .reets that the tramway and gas companies AA'ill not own jointly Avith the  city; a town at AA'hich steamboats Avill  have the best pos.sible facilities for handling traffic; a town with taxes the loAyest  in the "province; (i town managed so that  debentures Avill not have to be issued in  the la-.t month in the year to cover up  deficits: a town run on business lines and  not on lines of an Eastern Canadian  village; a town with a responsible head,  uot a mere figure-head. These men are  knoavu to lie in the majority and their  candidate will be the next mayor of  Nelson,  Tho.sk, who Avent on the C. V. II. excursion to CJreemvood, Phu��nix, and Orand  Forks have but one opinion   regarding  PH. Stewarts, co���AVaroiiouHcsonC.p.K.trnck, j the towns and that country. All say that  ���   foot pf SUinlej street, Nelson, wholesale dealei�� in     Jt ,     .    ,,  *-������-*������ they were surprised at the evidences of  present prosperity aud  future  greatness  enrrd oicats, butter and eggs.  provisions, produce and fruils.   Cold storage,   agents  Armour fclo'w bacon, hams. lnrd and phut product-.,  MANITOBA  PIM'J.UGE  AND COMMISSION  CO.,  Ltd.��� Nelson   branch.   Hall   stieot.    AVkolc-a'c  dealers iu butter, eggs and etice-o.   SASH AND DOORS.  NELSON SAW AND PLANING MILLS, LIMITKD-  Corncr Front and Hall streets, Nelson, manufacturers of and wholesale dealers in sash and doors; all  kinds of factory work Diode to order.    WINES AND CIGARS.  ^CALIFORNIA WINE COMPANY, LIMITED-Cor-  '���' ner Front and Hall (streets, Nolson, wholesale dealers  in wlneHlcHfleandhiilklanri do;ne��tir and i in ported cigars.  The civic election is only a month off  and tlie men who elected mayor Neelands  and his four aldermen are busy searching  of the Boundary country.    Many of tho  excursionists  from  the  Coast   had   not  visited tho country south  of the main  line of the Canadian   Pacific  before, and  were   simply   astonished   to    find   that  Kootenay and Yale Avere in a position to  say how they should be treated commercially and politically; tli^it they were a  factor in both the commerce and  politics  of the province.    Tliey all   speak  highly  I of the treatment received  at the  hands  j of the people of the toAvns  Avhich they  visited.    The trip avus as  much of a revelation to the Coast delegations as was  the one  made  by the members  of the  the fall of 1895.  for material Avith which to make another  fight against those Avho favor municipal j victoria Board of Trade to Kootenay in  ownership of public  utilities.    It is avcII  known   that   mayor   Neelands   and his  three  henchmen  in  the    council  AA'ould  rather see the city run  by  corporations  than on the lines adopted by the first  -Council.   Alderman Fletcher, who. is the  Thk average newspaper reader in this  section is aAvare that the Rossland Miner1  is anti-C. P. R,, and that it has freely  criticised.the aims and  the methods of  that great corporation. So uniformly-  severe has this criticism been, that the  raihA'ay oflicials say that paper's course  has aud is injuring Rossland. But not-  Avithstandiug all this, the Rossland Miner  is the only Kootenay daily that can be  obtained ou the trains of the Columbia  & Western railway. Nelson papers are  tabooed, neither of the tAvo being sold by  the "noAVsy." This discrimination is in  keeping with the discrimination of the  postoffice department, which forces all  mails betAveen Nelson and the Boundary  to Rossland for a rest of from sixteen to  tAventy-i'oui* hours.  Coast advices are that the Semlin government will go to the wall within two  weeks after the house meets, and that, a  general election will be held as soon  thereafter as possible to clear both the.  atmosphere aud the house.* The one issue  of the campaign Avill be legislation that  Avill make the eight-hour laAV a dead  letter. Alderman Beer expects to be the  caudidate of the Nullifers in Nelson  riding and W. A. Macdonald is to be the  candidate of party line Conservatives.  David Mark Carley of the Economist Avill  probably be the candidate of the Labor  party.  _____���.  Kidnapping a Stage Robber.  Washington, December 8.���United  States consul Dudley at 'Vancouver, B..  C, has informed the state department  that after an inquiry into the circumstances attending the alleged kidnapping  of the American, Kverett, across the Canadian line from Republic, he ha"-* concluded that the man Avas wrongfully arrested, lie has mailed a detailed report  to the state department as a basis for  action in this case, probably a demand  for the return of the man to the United  States. Everett was charged with stage  robbery, and the consul shows that the  officials of Ferry county Avere chiefly to  blame, and not the Canadian officers, for  the kidnapping.  -SS  *&5  m  ���.**"*!-.  ���^=-p-  mm  >m  m  w  #  ��  at This Store  In "Looking Around" is Never Wasted.  iti)  Special Sale For One Week Only  IN THE  Silk   Department  HUDSON'S BAY  COMPANY.  ���jU*  iti)  ��  W  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-inch Black Satin, $1.25 quality at .'?...,.  $1  22-inch Black Satin, S1.50 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, $1.25 quality at -75c  Broche Silk in all evening shades           $1 to $3.50 per yard  50 Dress Patterns in Plain and Fancy Mixtures $2 to $15  $  OLD  m  #  s  m  m  m  to  m  m  m  *  m  303 Baker and 303 Josephine Streets.,  m<  if��^:-��^ aaasi^  INCORPORATED 1670.  Hello!  Ring up Telephone No. 13  If you want  BASS' Pale Ale  GUINNESS' Foreign Stout  DREWERY'SSo.den J\nj!.er ^ie  SCHUTZ'S Milwaukee Beer  DOMINION BREWERY Porter  DOMINION BIIEWEHY India Pale /\le  All the above goods in PINTS or  QUARTS. Sold by the BOTTLE,  DOZEN, CASE or BARREL  Hudson's Bay Co.  Telephone 13  Parson's  Produce  Company  WHOLESALE  Butter,  Eggs,  Cheese,  Green  Fruits,  "  Cured  Meats,  Vegetables  SHIPPERS OF THE EARLY  BREAKFAST BRAND OF EGGS  Full  stocks  carried at  Nelson  Rossland.    Mail orders solicited.  and  ROYAL SEAL AND  KOOTENAY BELLE  CIGARS.   .....  UNION   MADE  Kootenay Cigar Manfg. Co.  Nolsion, Briti��h Columbia,  ONE DOLLAR A LOAD  Tho undoruigncd has a lurRO quantity of fir, cedar, and  tanmra,. sl-ibn, in 16 inch and 4-loot. lengths, suitable for  -tovo wood, which will bo sold for $1 a loud at the mill  yard.  NELSON SAW & PLANING MILLS, LUnitcd.  :.yNe_s_n,Autfua__9th.__8_. -  When It's Winter  With bhe sudden change in temperature,  colds and coughh arc .'ilmost certain to develop  and the wise person always heed*, these  signals, and seuuies a remedy that quickly  cures the trouble.' It is well to have at  hand���ready for immediate " use ���a remedy  that's certain, who*>e use involves no risk.  These bear the liighest endorsements:  Emulsion of Cod Liver Oil  (with hypophosphites of lime  and soda), pint bottles, 75c;  6 bottles for $4. *  Scott's Emulsion, $1 per bottle; 6 for $5.  Compound Syrup of White  Pine and Tar, 50c and 25c.  Laxacold���stops a cold in  one day, 25c.  ���And all-the-standard��� cough-preparations-  Canada Book <�� Drug Go  NELSON, BRITISH COLUMBIA.     ���  Gut Prices is the  Order of the Day  Audi want to bo in it. I havo just received  Fall samploH of Suitings and Over-  coalings representing a $50,000 stock to  ehooMO from miule to your orda- at p Ices  never before heard of in Nelson All the latest  fads tn Fanrv VostitiKs for ."all and winter. .  Ladies'tailoring in all its brunches a specially.  Lowest prices.   Hooms 1 and 11, Hillyer block.  sf T!|e Tailor  FINB TAIL^RSNG  CLEANINO AUD ItB,PAIRING.  Your own  goods  made up.    Old clothes  made g*ood as new.  AETHUE   G-IEilE  Oppo. ito Clarko Hotel. MERCHANT TAILOR.  KOOTENAY COFFEE CO.  NKLSON, B. C.  Coffee roasters aud dealers in Tea and Coffee.  Offer fresh roasted coffeo of best quality as follows:  Java and Arabian Macha, per pound 9  40  Java and Mocha Blend, 3 pounds  100  Fine Santos, _ pounds ,   1 00  Santos Blond, 5 pounds  1 00  Our Speoial Blond, 0 pounds ,, 100  Our Rio Roast, fi pounds  100  A trial order solicited.  Salesrooms 2 Doors  East of Oddfellows  Block.,  West  BakoF Steoet  Fop Sale Cheat*    .*_  Everything ih and about an hotol building a. Creston,  a station on the Crow's Nest Pogs ltailway.   Will bo sold  WARD  BROS.  REAL ESTATE  AND  GENERAL  INSURANCE  AGENTS  On applieatior. 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.  25'by J_0 -with impro.omcnts, **ou!h .hlo Vernon  street   ��50C0  j0 by 120 comer of Bake, .md Hail  .trccl...   I'niu-  culars guen on .ipplicpition.  2i lata with eolt.tgc, rented at 81,. per month, Vic-  toua fcticot   ....         ...     .    .   83500  2 lots, -with cottage, rented at $20 per month, Stui'lev  , stfeQt.             .     S.W0O  i lot. including coiner, 21)0 foot frontage ��1200  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 Chivs. A. Waterman & Co,  Big ScliQ0-|er  Beer or Half-  and-JHalf ��� ��� ��� ���  IO Cts.  Always Pre-sH  Always     Coo!  TEE BEST GLASS OF BEER IN NELSON IS  AT THE  Club Hotel  REAL ESTATE  INSURANCE AND  GENERAL AGENT  Fir..fc door wr_t of Uanjc of  Briti-ph Columbia building.  8ak.er St. Nelson  Charles  D. J, G  OBKKaAL.   BROKER,  COLLECTIONS_SOLICITED  FOll 8ALB  A 14-Itoom (new) House, rein cd at *40 per month     {3000  An 8-I.ooni (uew) Hou.o. two lots, cornet* 2700  KOK RENT  A 5-Room House (*urm_hed)   A.SK vOl'U GHOCKU KOK  ALLEN'S APPLE CIDER  THOEPE & CO., Ltd.  R. REISTERER & OO.  BREWERS AND BOTTLERS OP  Fine L-afgep Beer*  ^ronpt and regular  dfllivory to the trade.  Brewery' at Helson.   $30.00  mo.vey to loan* oj-keaIi nsTAn: or siioki tkkms.  opvices:  Four Doors West of Dominion Express Office  9  PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR  either bh a whole or flopurately,  Olson, Ainsworth, B. C,  Apply to Charles F.  Comer Viotorin and Kootortay Streets.  P. O  BOX 559 TKLEPIIONK NO, fifi  NOTICE   TO   CONTRACTORS.  Soiled tcndci'b -.nil bo received b. the under-iigncd  until :i p. in. Jloiidar, Dcccnibor llili lor tho  e.ViiriitiiiK and ntonc niasuiiry for n lnuIdiiiK to bo erected at the con.or of Hall nnit Fiont HtH'etH, pitj.for A.  Mttcdouald & Co. Lowest or any tender not lioceHSi.rilj*  accepted. EVVaUT & CARRIE. Architect-, .  KooniH 7 and H, Aberdeen lilook..  N'oloou, I)0c<*��iberritli, IffiW. .,..'... ,..-.'....���.-���..' ���  NOTICE   OF  ASSIGNMENT.  X_t_.ce ib hereby given that Harry Howard Dunbar of  ���p)a*H**n City, in the county of Kootenay, British Colum-  ?}ia, hotell-oopcr, h,is by  deed dated the 31st  day of  October, 1899, aligned all Ihk personal estate, ercdit-i and  K eiFoctH which may bo seized and held under execution  L and ��31 his leal estate to William Simpson of Duncan  i "City., aforesaid, merchant, in trust for the benefit of the  | <*_e<_a_o_** of the said Harry Howard Dunbar.   Tho said  j tleed was executed by the wild Harry Howard Dunbar  i on tho 31st day of < ictober, 189!), and by the Maid William  Simpson on tho (ith d,iy of November, 1899.   All persons  I having claims against tho _a*d Harry Howard Dunbar  are requested to forward particulars of the sumo, duly  verified, and .stating what security, if any, is held for tho  same, to the said \villium Simpson on Or before tho 14th  day of December, 1899, after lAhich date the said William  Simpson mill proceed o distribute the assets of tho estate  amongst those ontitled thooto. having regard only tothe  I claim1, of which he shall then ha. e bad notice.   All poisons indebted to the said Hany Howard Dunbar arc required to pny hsicIi indebtedness forthwith to tlie said  William Simpson.  A mooting of the creditor, of the said Hairy Howard  Dunbar will bo hold at the ofllces of McAnn & Mackay,  barristers, Front stieot, Kaslo, B. C, on Wednesday the  22nd day ot November, 1899. at 3 o'clock p,m.  WILLIAM SIMPSON, Trustee  MOANN & MACKAY, Solicitors for tho Trustee,  ipatcd the flth day of Noremtte., 188!). THE TEEBtJNE: KELSOK B. C, MONDAY, DECEMBER 11 1899.  l)  ->���  v  ��� 1,  ii  BaikofMontreal  Capital,  Best,  all paid  up,  $12,000,000  6,000,000  LORD STRATHCONA AND  MT   ROYAL, Prosident  Hon. GEO. A. DRUMMOND Vice-President  E  8. CLOUSTON..... General Manager  _CT*E!*I__SO_ISr   **B*B_A_3STO*Ea:  N. W. Cop. Baker and Stanley Streets.  THE BANK OF  BRITISH COLUMBIA  NELSON       BKAN-0HK8 IN       LONDON  (England),   NEW YORK,   CHICAGO  and in tho principal cities in Canada.  Buy and soil Sterling Exchange and Cable Transfers  OHANT COMMERCIAL AND TRAVKLLEIU.' 0RKDIT8.  availablo in any part of the world.  URAB'TB ISSUED    COLLECTIONS MADE; ETO.  12 * A  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  CURRENT RATE OF INTEREST PAID  ROSE   FROM   THE   RANKS.  The men who have made the O. P. Ji.  have also largely agisted in the creation  of themselves. Van Home, Shaughnessy,  MeNicholI���these are names of men who  a few years ago were to he found employed on different railways, "drawing  small salaries for work performed in  subordinate .and humble positions. But  each of them was bent ou proving for  himself the truth of Emerson'..'apothegm'  ���that "America is another* name for Opportunity." Each of them proved it, and  luckily for the Canadian Pacific railway,  proved it while in its employ. Wise was  the company to assist in the demonstration. The career of each of these rulers  of the 0. P. Ii. carries with it a lesson to  every Canadian youth���the le.sson that  there is room at the top, and that industry, energy and brains will surely overcome all obstacles.  fn the case of Mr. MeNicholI not a  .single adventitious circumstance helped  him on the pathway of success. No accident Of birth gave him position, money  or influence, If asked the secret of his  success, he would probably look at you  with surprise���as though there were only  one possible reply���and answer in a voice  that still retains something of the "burr"  that marks the Scotchman born, "Hard  work." He would say nothing of a  shrewd brain, nn indomitable will, and a  restless energy that vitalized the hard  work and gave it intelligent direction.  ].ut this was the combination that Mr.  MeNicholI brought to bear upon his life's  task, nnd therefore it is little, wonder if  while yet in the prime of life, ho .-.lands  in one .of tho most responsible positions  that the railway service of tho continent'  presents. . .'..',.-  A pen-x)ieture of _.[_*. -McNieholI's men-  - tal make-up would tell in heaviest lines  of his strength of character,-determination, courage, will���these are the dominant characteristics of the man: They  are in evidence iir his strong face, with  its firm lower jaw ancl-ulear frank eyes.  They have impressed themselves on all  his work. His friends have known and  benefitted by them. His opponents���he  has no enemies���have learned of them at  cost of many a pet-scheme and deeply  matured plan. As passenger traffic manager of thoC.-P. R. Mr. MeNicholI has had  many a bout-'with the officers of other  companies, and time and again has carried'- his cud by -sheer force and staying  power. He is'a bonnie fighter, capable'  of delivering telling blows, but never an  unfair one. In argument he goes straight  to the point, brushing aside all irrclevan-  cies, knowing what he wants to take the  shortest cut to it, both in discussion and  in action. So quick is he in going to the  heart of a subject, so abrupt may be his  - treatment-of-a-proposition^-fchatheniight-  by a casual visitor and at first glance, be  deemed ungracious. But the rapid d< ��  cision is only quick thought uniting itself  to equally quick speech; the apparent  abruptness is nothing but the economy  of time forced upon a man - of affairs*.  Behind , Mr. McZVicholl't. businesslike  rapidity of speech and action lies one of  the kindliest of natures���ever ready to  listen to a tale that deserves a hearing,  ever ou the alert to help a friend. And  it is significant that Mr. MeNicholI counts  his friends by tho hosts. ' He has made  them, not by seeking them fii the ranks  of social organizations, not by striving  after the title of "a jolly good fellow,"  but day by day, out of the men who do  his biding, and out of the men  whom  -business throws in his path..  One proof of Mr. McNicholl's ability as  a railroad man is his rapid advancement  from the position of clerk in the office" of  the goods manager of a Scottish railway  to the office of assistant general manager  of the Canadian Pacific railway. Born in  Afbroath, Scotland, in April,- 1832, on  August 20th, 18(50, he entered the service  of the North British railway, and remained in it until 1873. when he became a  clerk in the goods manager's office, Midland raihvay. In 187*4 he decided to push  his fortunes in Canada, and entered the  employ of the Northern railway at Col -  liugwood as billing clerk. He found  quick promotion to the office of chief  clerk in the general manager's office of  the Toronto, Grey and Bruce railway,  Toronto, where he remained until 1881.  He was then appointed general freight  and passenger agent of the same conch;  In 1883 Mr. MeNicholI entered upon the  field of labor that was to finally qualify  hint for the responsible position he now  occupies. In that year he was appointed  general passenger agent, Eastern and On-  Is qovv prepared to issue Drafts and Letters  of Credit on Skaguay, U. S., Ailirj, B. C, and  Dawson City, Yukon District.  tario divisions, C. P. li. In 18S0 he became general passenger agent of all lines,  rail and steamship, and in 1805 passenger  traffic manager. In June of the present  year he was appointed assistant general  manager. "  MINERS    WHO    TRUST    IN    DREAMS.  Hint- .Minim? World.  There   is  scarcely an   old-time  miner  who has not dreamed of mining, of striking  rich pockets or of working fabulously paying ground, but few   took stock in  their mental  pyrotechnics,  the  greatest  majority forgetting all about them in  a  few hours.    But   there  are   those   avIio  treasured their dreams of sudden golden  wealth in  their memories,  confident in"  the  belief  that   if  they dreamed  three  times of the same place and the same result they would surely find it as foretold  them   in   tlieir dreams.    Many   a  poor  miner slept his last sleep  on earth  without seeing   his fortune the  third time.  Not a   few have been the subject of a  coroner's  inquest, the  verdict, " died  of  heart   failure,"  being  rendered.     Many  more than are known have thus dreamed  away theii: lives,.dreaming of that which  never ended in fruition,  Still their are miners who trust in  dreams. Their dreams are the lights  whieh they fondly hope will lead  them to fortune. That they should  dream of mining, and of striking  good spots is uot strange. Their avocation, their daily toils and hopes and  disappointments naturally lead tlieir  thoughts iu that direction. These  thoughts find expression during the day  in speech, in sleep, in dreams. "Old  men see visions, young men dream  dreams," said Paul. Why can they not  in this day and generation, as well as  over eighteen hundred years ago?  The Western Mining World believes  there are no coaxers of wealth like a pick,  pan and shovel, supplemented with industry, strong arms and an unflagging  determination in a mining field. ' It  places no faith in visons or, dreams.  Mother earth responds to hard knock?,  not to the sleep of dreamers. ' The one  will remove mountains, the other will go  to the mountains on Jlowery beds of ease-J,  ���in dreams. " The Western Mining  World will rely upon the pick and shovel,  the dreamer may find his pleasure in his  dreams. The first will gather sweeter  fruit, the last gathers nothing. But wc  know of one instance where dreams did  tho'business.  A father, three young boys and two  little girls crossed the plains and reached  Cold Springs, ,iu Eldorado county, California, in -1850. They procured sluices  aud placer mined above the ,town. The  eldest of the two little girls dreamed that  if the father aud brothers would set their  sluices at a certain tree in the ravine they  would clean up thousands of dollars in a  few days. She mentioned her dream.  They laughed at it. She dreamed the  same dream the next night. Tliey didn't  laugh, so loud or long when she told it the  second time. She dreamed the same  dream the third night. They didn't  laugh. Without mentioning what they  intended to do the father aud sons sets  their sluices at the old tree. In a week  _they__elear.ecl_np_jus__ $800G_iu_as_pretty-  gold dust as was ever found in the vicinity. The amount wasn't much, but it  was a great deal to poor immigrants.  The writer knows the story is true for he  afterwards married the girl, but she never  dreamed a like dream again.  pects at a price which no prudent man  will give, commits a grave mistake.  The day passed many years ago when  men with capital invested large suras in  simple prospects. They did it once, but  the present day generation of men want  something for their money. They will  buy and pay for what they know to be  in the ground, not for what the seller  thinks is in it. Capital will not bank on  faith, it banks on what is in sight. The  man who ean show a lode within well defined walls, carrying ore whieh assays  show is worth a given sura per ton, can  sell it for what is in sight and not much  more. For instance, Ave will say he has  a hundred foot shaft and a hundred foot  level at the bottom. The ore averages  $50 per ton in shaft and level. The ore  body is five feet wide. He is a fortunate  man who can sell his full claim for $150,-  000, and still but few men would sell at  that price, but it is all the ground in sight  will measure.  The same ground referred  to, if undeveloped, probably could uot be sold  for  $150, still  there  is  big  value  in it, but :  who   knows   it?     Again,   a   lode   may i  assay     fair   figures     on   top   and   not j  pay     for     working     when    depth     is I  attained.     The     prospector    may   sell j  it or he may not.   The capitalist prefers  holding his money until  he sees something to  buy,  and  there you are.    We  submit that it  would  be better for the  owner to develop something of value that  will interest capital before he offers it  for sale.    If he ask too much for his undeveloped ground and thus scares away  a purchaser,  he injures himself, he discourages the outlay of money, and kills  the district in which it is located.  A man who has ground which he is unable to work, or to get others to work,  should sell it for the best figures he can  get, and with the money make another  trial. The mistake many make is holding claims they cannot develop or which  they can't sell   at the price  they ask.  They seem to lose sight of the fact that  prospects are not mines, and that the former may never be developed into one.  Prospects have no fixed value; an arbitrarily fixed value may be placed upon a  mine. Claims are not prospects. Some  of them are worth as much fifteen feet  above the earth as they are at that depth  in it. A prospect may hold a value,, a  mine may contain fortunes. There is a  line to be drawn between them all. Let  a price, also, measure the value of each.  A Remarkable Achievement.  Just after the outbreak of the war iu  South Africa a young Englishman, named  John  Sydney  Marwick, was  serving as  native commissioner   at   Johannesburg.  He was an appointee of the government  of Natal, and it  was his business to look  after the .interests  of the  thousands of  natives of Natal  who were working in  tlie gold mines of the Transvaal.   When  war was declared  0000 of these natives  sought out Mr.  jWarwick and expressed  au ardent desire  to   get home.   At the  time railway communication between Johannesburg and Natal had already ceased,  and if the journey was to be made at all,  it would have  to be on foot.   Mr. Marwick organized the mob of 6000 blacks  into something like an army, and marched  them in safety into  Natal,  even passing  through the lines of the Boers without  interruption.    He is  given credit by the  English   authorities    for   a   remarkable  achievement,  The Tremont Hotel  tV|AL0j_E & TREGILLUS  $<8  ID. MOjILBTIIUB   &   CO.  m  to  One of Those  Beautiful Pictures  ii  in oi;n window wii.i, makk a vkhy  1'I.ETTY XMAS GI.'TKOH YOUR FRIEND.  IT IS A LITTLE EARLY, BUT WE WILL  RESERVE IT KOR YOU.  Q to  ^ to  to  THEY   _\RE_.   OOINO   KAST  to  to  to  to  to  oo 2? Hixi.H:iX<a:"V"oP\c "en  rm  \m<  m-t  mi  5-^**>=>.  tt)  c  to  0? to  �� s  n'to  0 to  w to  -#  PROPRIETORS  FULL LINE OF  Headquarters for Miners and Fpospeetops  THE BEST BRANDS OF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  local and coast*  Flooring   , ...  local and coast.  Newel Posts   *  Stair Rail  -Mouldings  Shingles  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  of all kinds,  --.hat you want is not in stock we will make it for you  CALL AND GET PRICES.  Liquors and Cigars  THE NELSON SAW & PLANM MILLS, k  ALWAYS ON HAND  One of the best and most popular hotels in Nelson.  QUEEN'S HOTEL  BAKER STREET. "NELSON."  Heated,with Hot Air and  Lighted by Electricity  We have a stock of one and a haJf 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.  Large comfortable bedrooms and  first-class dining  room.   Sample rooms for commercial men.  S-A.T'ES   S3   E��E3_B   _D__V_r  THE NELSON SAW i PLANM MILLS, m  OFFICE AND MILLS'CORNER HALL AND FRONT STS., NELSON. .  Mrs. E. G.   CLARKE, Prop.  Late of tho Royal Hotel, Calgary,  J. A. Sayward  HALL ASP LAKE STKKiETS, NELSON  Contractors and Builders  WILL DO WELL TO  ^-r-jfl'lB'*,-?-   .,  Hotel  Hume  P. Burns & Co.  Hkad Office, at  *   NELSON, B. O.  Wholesale and Retail   .  .   .   Dealers in Meats  Denver, Ilevel-  Vancouver.  BUY THEIR LUMBER  H. 0. tjUME, Manager.  ATP  G. 0. BUCHANAN'S   The-flnest hotoMn-lha interior.   Largo sample rooms.   Steam heat and electric light.  A largo stook of Arab-class dry material on hand, also  _ .. ..       .      .    . ujj-  WHERE SOME  MISTAKES ARE MADE.  The man who takes up a claim or n  number of claims complies with the law  gains possess-ion of one or *t dozen of  them -ind then waits for contiguous claim  owners to develop their own properties  und demonstrate value in them, makes a  mistake. Again, a man who locates a  . lode, works out his assessment upon it  and then-lays off, waiting for some one to  pay him a big price' for his prospect,  makes a mistake. Furthermore,  the' man  who  holds undeveloped  pros-  LODGE   MEETINGS. ~~  KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS���Nelson   Lodge,  No,  25,  Knights of Pythias, moots in 1, O. O. F, Hall, corner  Baker and Kootenay'streots, every Tuesday evening al  8 o'clock.   Visiting Knights cordially invited to attend,  T. LILLIE, C. C.    R. G. JOY, K. ot R. & 8.  ~~~ NELSON LODGE, NO. 23, A. F. & A. M. Meets  second Wednesday la each month. Sqjonrnlng  brethren Invited.  NELSON L. O. L., No. IG92, meets in I. O. O. F. KM,  corner Baker and Kootenay streets, 1.1 and 3rd  Friday of each month.   Visiting brethern cordially in-  vilod.  JOHN TOYE, W. M.      F. J. BRADLEY. Reo.Sco.  NELSON   MBJK,' Number  22,  Fraternal Order of  Eagles, meets every second and fourth Wednesday in  caeli month in Fraternity Hall.   Visiting brethren welcome.  J. IRVLVO. Preaidont.        J. R. WRAY. Secretary.  KLSON MINKI.S" UNION  NO.  9(5. W. F. of M.���  Meets in K. P. rooms. Fraternity Hall, tlio first and  a full lino of sash, doors, mouldings, turned work, etc.  FACTORY WORK A SPECIALTY  CORNER OF WARD AND VERNON STS.. NELSON  Madden House  BAKER AND WARD STREETS, NELSON  Yard.   Foot of Hendryx street, Nelson  Telephone. 9!        Johll    Rae,   Ag6Ilt  GOAL!   GOAL)  GREAT REDUCTION  $9.65  j GROWS  $6*1  X)*H1XjI*V*E1 _=!___ X>  TELEPHONE  33  third Saturday evenings in  oach month at 8 o'clock.  CHAS. A. _Wo*SAY, Pres,  Visii ins: member. welcome  JAMRS WILKS, Sec'y.  Till, regular mei'tiiiRs of the C'arponterf*' Union ia**.  ���hold on  Wednesday  evening of each������ week, at 7  o'clock, in thu old 0,ld_<.llo"V's hull on Kootetiiiy street.  JAMES COLLING, Secretary.  ARCHITECTS.  BWART & CARRIE���Arotiltects.   Rooms 7and8 Ab��  rdoou block. Baker strarf. Nelson.  PATRONIZE MON SHOPS  Tho only hotel Jn Nelson that has romnlnod under ono  management sinco 1890.  Tho bed-rooma are woll furnished and  lighted by  electricity.  Tha dining-room Is not second to any in Kootenay.  The bar is always stocked by tho best domostlo and  imported liquors and eiears.  THOMAS MADDEN, Proprietor.  Lii-KO und well lighted Jlcntod by hot (iii  Itcnsoiiiil'lo rait!-;     ' .Sniii'ilu room.  Electric bells nnd lif,-ht ii. ovcry room  Renovated nnd !-ufunti��liud throughout.  HOTEL VICTORIA  .7. V. PERKS, Proprietor  -Free bus mcots all triiiiH Rai/aislnbo    It   fi  Hourly street-cur to Hintion l.8'/ei!_I0'\e, O. U.  Night Grill Room in connection, for the ilonvcnicncc of  guests arriving and departing by night Iniin*,.  __________  ��RIE_, B. C.  Markets ab Nelson, "Russliind, Trail, Kaslo, Ymir, Sandon, Silverton, New  stoke, Ferguson, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade City, Midway, and  Mail Orders Promptly Forwarded.  West Kootenay Butcher Co.  ALT. KINDS OF  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  -   ' WHOLESALE AND RETAIL,  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON-  BaRer Street, Nelson  E. 0. TRAVES, Manager  OltDERS BY MAIL RECEIVE CAREFUL AND PROMPT ATTENTION.  ARRIVED IN NELSON  A  A  UNION SHOP  Barber Shops Without This Oard In Window  Are Non-Union.  First-class in every respect. Ohoico.-it wines, liquor*  and cigarn. Every comfort for transient and retiidunt  gue.ntx.  HEADQUARTERS FOR UNION MEN.  JOSEPH   CAMPBELL,   Proprietor.  IlH'linling Scrim iii'm l'. I.'ami T year old U>e in lUrreN.      Ciodr. ham & Wort .'It. <> in fn-rf*-.  ScKiiimn ".Uir, '���*-.���) !tyo .nut White Wheat Whisky in <'n*-c-..       W'lilkcr's-f*)uli Hye in riw..  IJ. (fRAV, Kooteimv  NuNon. IU',  A Ken I  R. P. R1THET & CO.  W. P. DICKSON  Asheroft  Nelson   Barber's   Union j  About Lethbridge Gait Goal  The LethbridRo Gait coal oflice has been, moved to the  building ooeitprod by O. D. J. Christio on Raker struct,  where all oiiler�� for coal will receive prompt attention.  All per->oiiH indebted for coal arc reqiior>lfil to Buttle by  Ocnombor Int.  Hereafter (5all. coal will be _uiM for caul* only.  W. P. TIKRNKY, ��'��ner��! AroiiI.  BLACKSMiTHING  AND EXPERT  HORSESHOEING  "Waffou repairing; promptly attended to by a flrwt-olafla  Wheelwright,  Soeolal attention given to all kinds ot repairing and  ouslora work from outaido points.  H). H. H. APPLBWHAITB  uifiiu uu|i|fir liim t/uIlS  ELECTRIC SUPPLIES  J. McPHHEJ  ��  Complete H tea trio Bquipmenta toe Blectrio Power Transmission -and Lighting for Edirtea, Towns  Electric Fixtures, Lamps, Bells, Telephones, Annuaolators, ffitc  P. O. Box 606. Josephine Street, _-.el.-o_-, B. O.  onnections10^10^^00"  GAS   FITTING   OUE   SPECIALTY PLUMBING   OF   ALL   KINDS  STRACHAN BROS. Opera House Blk,  Sfjop:   .Jail Strati, bstwseq taker end Vernon, Krifor-  Fred Jf Squire, Merchant Tailor  FULL LINES OF FALL AND WINTER SUITINGS  WEST BAKER ..TRKKT NKUSQX OPPOSITE SILVER KING HOTKI_  '**-*���  ���"*-m'-^:?$ THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON, B. Ci, MONDAY, DECEMBER  11, 1899.
20 per Cent Discount
In order 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. Herewith we give a list of
some of the more important lines which we think it will pay you to look into. 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.
Corner Baker and Josephine Streets
Nelson, B. C
Wholesale and Retail Druggists
and Dealers in Assayers* Supplies
See Gilker's Special Freize Ulster Overcoat at
A small line of Now York Neck'ies will be open in a few.days for Xmas trade
J. A
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 ia large stock, there
fore people can choose
when purchasing articles,
either useful or ornamental,
Jacob Dover
Clemet-t & Hillyer Bio.k, Baker Street.
Wp .l.md back of our Shoe.
The. .ire made in .\i>*li a ".-.ft*.*, .r<mi s,ucli stock, llmt tlmie i-t no e_r< u-e foi .ii_>t_iiiiK but sati .f.ictinn
We li.ivo a l>iiK«'' -itook limn jou u-.iiii.ll*.  see and lower *iri<v. for tla* Mi-'iio <|iiutil-,
t.Hui you esfr iuii aoross
Shoci to tit all feet, In mylo. to suit --very .miry, .it -.nee-, niuvu'-l down lo ,_ minimum.
Neelands' Shoe Emporium
SMALL SHOES im "»'««^
STRONG SHOES "" "U!lllJ *°>»
~STYLISHSHOES-!oi-lh™r*11""* -
DAINTY SHOES lbr,,utoffinI^0,
ELEGANT SHOES  ro.lhc.i-tiia.lipn.
A committee made up ot* alderman
Beer, Dr. Hall, A. Ferland, P. Lamont,
and M. DesBrisay waited on alderman
McKillop on "Saturday and urged him to
become a candidate for mayor. It is said
that McKillop asked until Tuesday to
consider, the question.
Robert Shiell and W. G. Brown leave
tliis morning on a deer hunting expedition. They willy leave the Boundary
road train at Park Siding, and expect to
be gone a couple of days.
W. R. Jarvis returned from Revelstoke
on Saturday evening with his bride.
Upon his return he was made the recipient of a handsome dinner service and a
check from the civic employees.
The tramway company is ready to test
its system preparatory to commencing
operations. The power is now ready to
be tapped at the company's sub-station,
and if the cars and the bonds respond
satisfactorily to the initial test, a stait
will be made today or tomorrow.
The secretary of the Nelson lacrosse
hockey team has received a communication from Rossland to the effect that the
formation of the proposed hockey league
depends upon the nature of the replies
received from the Nelson hockey club
and the Boundary clubs, neither of whom
have as jret responded.
A meeting of the board of trade will
be held this evening for the purpose of
considering the matter of improving the
city whaif. The opinions of the men
who use tlie wharf most is that when repairs are made ■ they should be of such a
character as will lit the wharf, for the
business required of it. They do not
favor tlie policy of the council in spending $5000 upon a work which will require
Mining Man Left for England.
Charles Plowman, wtio  recently sold
the John A. and Tread well group'to Roue
Saudi of London, left yesterday for Lon-
Tenders wanted for excavating. Apply
to tlicBiackman-Kei* JIillii!}. Company, J_iniit_d, Front
Stroet, NeKon, IJ. t'.
Luminous house   numbers $1.00 each.
Lea.e cuileis  with cash al I,. I'ogue's harness bhop,
Ward street, from 10 a.m. to 1-W p.m    H. H. Avery.
Wanted—Experienced dressmakei s and
glili-.*,ho can nipikc or hnisli -Aiifcts, skill-* nnd cont-.,
fJood *.\a(.cs. Aiiplj at on,<'f to Kied Iri'iiic& Co , H,ikcr
street. Nelaoiu
Wanted—Dining-room girl   at   Hotel
Wanted—An experienced waitress at
the NgImih Cute.
Lady cleric with three years experi-
once-i-i <l<".iroin_of ji iiosilion.   ..'Wlii***-, bov 088.
For Sale—Dairy—Apply-PrOrbox 190,
Offices to Let—Two offices in Turner-
l.occkh blc. k.   Kiiquiio room " in building.
H c*ad*q^a.rter.g
For ail kinds of Rubber Goods
and Winter Clothing   • ._. .
Baker Street.
If .on would oiijoy
a fre.lt and fragrant
Nnioltc <1"H t forget tho
Cab>iict keeps Ibciu
G. B. Matthews,
uality Counts
And we sell our goods «t cns.v to-pa., iirkcs. What
vou pay for goods nt other places will buy half as much
again from us. Wc are modoiatc ..colli.* ana cliaigo
mo-Ieratep ice., and by so doing oxloml a 1ii'1|iiisk hand
t» tlie man of mode* ate incaiiH. uurclothen lit. AH kinds
and conditions of men tan find their meuhuic lion- .it
price)) that plcane. .
"A penny saved is a penny earned.
Cl'-th'iisr and   .
FiirnistiingM     *
Baker .Street
« Gpp. (Jin-en's hotel
Notice >s h.n'bj i lven tlmt tho undeisigned porhon.
linvo made application, under the pro*, ifiuni of the "Liquor License Act," 18-19. for hol<*l licf-n^s «t tho plncu-, <-ot
opposite their rcspectn e name--.
ticorgc P. Koumicrat Aiii.wottli.
Sw .ii Peterson, Argenta.
A .meeting of the i.purd of LicenKt* C.<)niuiisflioner« of
the Aint.\vort!i 'Ut'dnse District, will beheld, to iM.iiside*
Hiieh applications, at tho Court liouse, at tho City of
kaslo. on Friday, the fifteenth -'day of December, 18«fl,
at the hour of eight o'clock in the afternoon.
Chief liicCnso Int-pcctor..
.*" Nolson, ». C,,1nt TteccwlMsr, 1 fi9».. ".
In this city alone are testifying as
to our efficiency in WATCH
REPAIRING. It Is worth while
listening to. It wili save you
time and money in the long run.
Absolutely no risk. Satisfaction
or,money refunded.
Watchmakers, Nelson, 8. C.
The militj of the drugs and medicines aelmim-,-
tei ert to ihe patient is tho most et>scnlial <-totnent
in the fmtce.sfiil ti eat incut of di.oa.c, Pic-cup-
tions aro compounded by us from absolutely pure
drugs in poi feet condition, and lhc phjMei.m's
skill will not be nullified by old aud impotent
drugs,   Our ^tock of requisites foi
Are complete
Your patronage solicited
For Ihe coin->niencc of nui.es and pli} acians, wo have
established a Nurses' Duectory, and in Older io ha-,t*it
complcie, ic(|uesL all muses to .send in or c\U and.lua-ic
tlieir names and addresses.
Telephone 145 P. O. Box 22,. : Raker Street
'■'•'..."':■:..-*..Mail orders prd»i. tly attended to. rj.
don, England. Mr. Plowman has secured
several bonds on Kooteuay properties,
and will induce capitalists to take them
up when lie arrives in the metropolis;
aud in addition to these, he is the owner
of a claim near Kaslo, and has accepted
favorable terms for tlie soiling of the
same to a strong company about to be
incorporated to work it in conjunction
with five or six more claims in the same
group. This new group of claims is situated on the south fork of Kaslo creek,
aud it is said to be the intention of the
company to commence operations at an
early date, and continue work throughout the winter. It is reported that there
ai'e excellent showings, and development
will give good results. It is Mr. Plowman's intention to return to Nelson about
March or April next, and will probably
reside here as the representative of capitalists, who will secure Kootenay properties to develop them.
A Doll Fete to Benefit a Church,
The Ladies' Guild of St. Saviour's
Church will hold a "Doll Fete" in the
new Hudson's Bay block on Tuesday, December 12th. There will be much amu'se-
ment offered those who attend, including
"Clock Guessing Contest," "Literary
Salad," "Bean .Tar," and other entertaining features, and for tlie successful
guesses there will be valuable prizes. In
the evening a musical programme will be
given and an auction sale of goods will
beheld. Lunch will be served from 12
to 2 p.m. at the uniform price of fifty
Salmon en Majrm.ii-c,
Tiuk-*\ Ham H.et
Me.it Pic.
Lobst or
\pplo Tail
Co lice
CIO-I. c.u:s-isi, COM Pal.
Fust prize, clock, donated In Jacob l)o\or.
Second pn/e. pair slippcis, donated b> Lillie lb ox.
I n i~.it ui.   --\I,\I*.
Ilottlo pei fume, donated b\ W. F. Teetzel & Co.
lil'A.N    li\l*.
Pair slippi'i ., donated b\ S. Neelands.
Who Gets the Benefit of the Difference?
OrrAWA, December 0.—The customs
department is preparing instructions to
collectors in regard to the entry of lead
produced from Canadian oies refined in
the United States. Lend thus produced
is taxed 15 per cent on the cost of refin-
iug only. As ib costs about one half a
cent per pound to extract lead, the duty
on ib when re-entering Canada after being refined in the United States is about
six cents per 100 pounds, as against a
duty of (50 cents on foreign lead imported.
Goods at Half Price
We still have some goods left from
the bankrupt stock purchased at
Sandon at a low rate on the dollar,
and consequently we can defy
competition. ,_^. ^__.    .    .    .    .
Dress goods fancy mixtures, regular price
$1.7i>, sale price $1.
Dress goods, fancy mixture, regular price
$1.50, sale price 75 ei_nts.
Dress goods, fancy mixture, regular price
 75_cents,_saIe_i_i*ice 40 cents.
Tabic Daratlsk at 23 cents p"el*~y_ird7
Children's avoo! hose at 10 cents per pair.
Ladies' flannellette wrappers at $1.2o.
Black   Henrietta,   worth  75  cents,  sale
price 50 cents.
Black Henrietta,  worth   50   cents,  sale
price 3*5 cents.
Pink flannelette 7 cents per yard.
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 $L00, sale  price
50 cents.
Oxford shirts, legnlar 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, rngu-
lar price $3.50, salo price $2.00.
For want of space we are going out
of ladies' and children's footwear,
and will clear these off at cost . . .
Itegular Salo
Pricf.       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. All
other goods in our store at greatly
reduced prices.   .   .   .   .    .    ■   .
A, Ferland & Co.
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Coal Heaters
Cole's Hot Blast Heater
Our claims for this heater is that it is adapted
to any kind of coal, CROWS NEST, LETH-
BRIDGE, 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.
But while we are waiting for the cold weather we
would draw your attention to our line of
Including Tea and Coffee Pots (several designs), Enamelled Handle Dippers, Pudding Dishes, Tea Kettles, etc.,
and the only place you can get them is
20 ib. BOXES.
All the Neeessaries For
Your Xmas Dinner
KiFkpatBick & Wilson
P. O. BOX K. & W.
Christmas no More
An apprehension. So many ladies dread Ihe Christmas season
it means so much extra work, but it's no more so. The old
fashioned way of sitting down cleaning Currants, seeding
Paisins, 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
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.
Baker Street,
M.DesBri9ay & Co,
We beg to announce to onr many patrons that we have removed to
our new quarters in the Houston Bloek, 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 this custom in the future, we remain, theirs to
command in all lines of groceries.
Houston Block, Baker Street
John A. Irving <£ Co.
The largest and best assorted stock of Candies and Confectionery in the City,
G B. Chocolates and Bon Bons.
Lowney's   " "      "      (direct from New York,)
Crystal.zed Fruits (direct from London, England.)
&*&«__.., j. a. Mcdonald.


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