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 liiiiTinritrriiiirimi'ii'mi  CLOSE UPON 5000 MEN LOST  ft,/>'   /*  J,  _   "��  ��*>  1.1  m.  No  re-  Since the Transvaal War Began,  London, December 12���5 a.  further news has been received to  move the mystery overhanging general  Gatacre's retreat from Stormberg. He  has not yet forwarded the promised additional message, aud the censorship has  prevented the correspondents from explaining the matter. While it appears  to be generally admitted that general  Gatacre is inclined to overwork his men,  lord Durham's remarks are considered as  in rather bad,taste. Until general Oat-  acre has given his explanation it is felt  tliat considerable allowance must be  made for the extreme difficulty of receiving intelligence in a country where the  inhabitants are iu sympathy with the  enemy.  Stormberg is described as a stronger  position than Laing's Nek. The only  road winds through lofty hills, and flanking is impossible. Colesburg is also said  to be an almost impregnable position,  and as no troops are available to reinforce the columns acting in those directions, it became evident that geueral  Gatacre's misfortune or error will delay  the invasion ofthe Free State for perhaps some weeks. It is exceedingly probable he will be compelled to retire on  Queenstown and await for reinforcements, which can hardly reach him until  sir Charles Warren's division arrives at  the Cape. The first detachments of this  division sails Saturday next.  Even if general French is not compelled  to retreat, he will be obliged to pause in  liis advance. It now seems certain that  the seventh division, which is being mobilized at Aldershot, will be sent to South  Africa. " ' ���  No news has yet been received confirming the Boer report of the capture of  fifty prisoners from lord Methuen's col-,  uinn. It is just two months since .the  Transvaal ultimatum was'- delivered.  Nine engagements have been fought.  The British  have  lost  56(5  killed,  TUESDAY MORNING,; DECEMBER'15>,  1800.  PUBLISHED AT NKLSON, BRITISH COLUMBIA.  DAILY (BY MAIL) $5 A YEAR; WEEKLY,   $2.  taking of oath, to which M. Fallieres, president of the court, objected. The count  was finally ejected amidst an uproar.  MM. Oailly and Durie, two of the prisoners, were particularly noisy. The public prosecutor demanded their expulsion  and the sitting was suspended. On resuming the hearing, M. Fallieres read a  decision sentencing M. Cailly to three  months' imprisonment and excluding him  from the court for a week, and excluding  M. Dubhie for two days.  2027  wounded and 1977 missing or prisoners.  London, December 12.���The war office  has issued a notice that after January 1st  a deduction will be made from the pay of  soldiers serving in South Africa; in the  case of privates fonrpencc per day for  wives and a penny for each child, and in  the* case of sergeants eight pence for  wives and two pence for each child.  These sums ha*, e thus far been paid by  . he government. It is announced from  (""ape Town that the Boers have .succeeded,  in repairing the Bloemfontein biidge.  "The Molineux Trial.7  Nkw Yoi.k, December 1!. -At the trial  of Roland B. Molineux, for the murder of  Mrs. Kato Adams, Miss Melando today  testified that she had been employed as  forewoman in Molineux'r pa rift green department at his New York factory. She  was accustomed lo vi.sit him at liis pri-  a ate rooms on the second floor, and he  frequently made her presents of books  and pappfs. AVhile in his room once during his absence sin helped herself to half  a dozen sheets of tho Robins egg blue  paper, with tlie crest of three interlaced crescents. Tho significance of  this evidence is found in the  fact that Molineux in his testimony before tlie coroner's jury "aid that he never  possessed any paper of this character.  The attempt was made to prove that the  witness was still receiving weekly cheeks  from attorneys of Molineux, but though  the witness nodded an affirmative, it was  promptly ruled out by the recorder. The  Remainder "of theday was tnken~up witlr  the routine of expert testimony and  medical evidence.  Shuttinft Out Freak Boats.  MontRE Up, December 11.���The agreement made between the lloyal St. Lawrence and the White Bear Yacht Club  hat) been sent back for the signature of  the St. Lawrence club, the White Bear  people agreeing to all suggestions made.  The articles of agreement call for  some changes, which will give new  designers .something to  put some difficulties in  constructions. Yachts  25 feet racing length,  the following table:  plus the square  not to exceed 500  %'  think about and  the way of freak  shall not exceed  measured under  Load water line  root of sail area  feet), divided by two  equal racing lengths. There is a slight  difference of 50 pounds, which relates to  the composition of the centre-board  metal. Fixed ballast and crew weights  remain practically tho same as before.  Full particulars of bracing floors, knees,  scantling,"etc., are elaborately gone into  in the new agreement.  Bodies Coming Ashore.  Buffalo, December 11.���Bodies from  the ill-fated steamer Niagara are beginning to come to the surface. One was  Avashed ashore near Port Maitland today.  On the arm were tattooed the letters  " M. E-.- K." The body is that of a man  rawed KnoAvIe, whose home was at Moon  River, Georgian Bay.  Noisy Frenchmen Sentenced.  Paris, December 11.���The senate, sifc-  ting as a .high court, today resumed the  hearing of witnesses in the ease of the  Attteuil disturbance.-*- The count de Dion  insisted upon making   a speech, before  WILL EXCHANGE   INFORMATION  Concerning Kespective Prisoners.  Washington, December 11.���Upon the  application of the South African republics, through the medium of the Netherlands government, tlie British government has consented to supply the. Boers  with lists of the Boer prisoners held by  the Bi'itish, and with other proper information as to their condition. The British government has intimated in addition  that it expects that the Boer government  will reciprocate when called upon.  Frere Gamp, Natal, December 11.���  The British cavalry reconnoitred on Monday abreast of Coienso and exchanged  shots with-parties of Boers who fell back  across- the river. The kopjes were observed to be thickly occupied by the  enemy. The railway bridge at Coienso  has been, completely destroyed. Two  stone piers were-blown up Sunday night.  The highway bridge is intact.  Washington, December 11.���I\lr. Mason, of Illinois, addressed the senate today on his resolution expressing the sym-  pathy of the senate with the South African republics in their war with Great  Britain, and extending to them the hopes-  of the senate for the success of their  arms, saying that war with monarchy  and republicanism began in earnest on  July 4th, 177(3, and no treaty of peace  would be concluded until this question was settled right. The  monarchial trust company, though  often quarreling among themselves,  had always agreed on one thing, that a  republic was a mistake. Mr. Mason  maintained that, under the Monroe doctrine, and on precedents previously, well  established, the United States had as  much right to extend its sympathy and  hopes for success to the Boers in their  struggle for liberty, as it had to interfere  with Spain in its conduct of affairs in  Cuba. He urged that the interest of this  country was aroused by the fact that tlie  South African war was a struggle betAveen democracy and royalty, betAveen  the divine right of kings and the divine  right of man.  Mr. Lodge, after expressing the Avish  that Mr. Mason might have delivered his  addiess in the British parliament, said  there Avas a wide gulf betAA'een private  opinion and public official expressions.  The executiAre department of the government, he said, had assumed a neutral attitude towards the .South African Avar.  The passage of this resolution would  change immediately that attitude. "If  Ave are to depart from tlie position of  neutrality," said Mr, Lodge, " it ought to  be a .subject of most serious consideration." He moved, therefore, that the resolution be sent to the committee on  foreign relations, and it  Avas so  ordered.  Cable Breaks at Bad Time.  Month ������"ui., December 11,���The Canadian Pacific Telegraph announces that  the cable between St, Thomas and Loan-  do on the Avest coast of Africa has been  interrupted. The result of this is that  one cable, that betAA'een Zanzibar, and  Aden on the east coa��t of Africa, is now  the only means of communication with  South Africa.  McShane May Be a Candidate,  Month kai,, December 11.���The name  of ITon. James McShane, popularly called  " the people's Jimmy," avIio has filled the  mayoralty on two previous occasions, is  mentioned as a likely candidate to oppose mayor Prefontaine at the next civic  elections in February,  Credits Martin for the Job.  Monthkai_, December IL���La Patrie,  Mr. Tarte's organ, attributes the defeat  of the Greenway government largely to  Joseph Martin, who was the originator of  the Manitoba school huv, which furnished  the Tory party with capital to make a  religious issue at the recent elections.  German Naval Policy.  Berlin, December 11.���Iu the reich-  stag today count Von Buelow justified  the increase iu the navy from a political  point of vieAV, and declared that the German policy liad always maintained an  even cousre between neglecting and overdoing transoceanic interests.  The Accountant Arrested Now.  Montreal, December 11.*���F. Lemieux,  accounant of the defunct Banque Ville  Marie, Avas arrested this evening on a  charge of stealing $178,000 from the funds  of the institution*  9  91  91  m  91  m  m  m  91  m  m  *  91  91  91  91~  ***.  91  91  91  91  iti  91  91  m  ��  f_  $9**********9************3**** V********-******-***-**************  BOERS CAPTURED 672 OF GATACRE'S MEN  London, December 11.���A dispatch received from Pretoria announces  that in the repulse of geueral Gatacre at Stormberg the Boers captured .072  of the British force. No further details have been received at. the war office  from general Gatacre, but as the Pretoria dispatch agrees iu the main with  general Gatacre's first report it is generally believed, and is taken as an assurance that the disaster is no worse than at first reported.  Pretoria advices also state that in an encounter with general Methuen's  force near Modder river, general Cronje maintained his position and succeeded in capturing fifty British soldiers. Nothing has been received at the  Avar office in confirmation of this report.  Commandant Swanepol, who commanded the Boer forces at .Stormberg,  has been replaced by a Scotchman haiiu(3 Robertson.  ���*.  *  Hi  Hi  Hi  m  m  91  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  m  3i  requesting the board of trade to co-operate with the joint committee in securing  from the government block 10 as a school  site, and a money grant of $10,000 for  the purpose of erecting a .school building.  It AA'as also decided to ask the cooperation of the other school boards throughout Southern Kootenay in having the  high school located in Nelson, and to request, them to forward the number of  pupils a\*ailable for attendance at a high  school in their districts.  REVISED   RETURNS. *  . The revised returns of the recent provincial election in Manitoba show that  the Liberals elected 16 members of the  legislature by majorities aggregating  1533. The Conservatives elected 21 members and the Independent Conservatives  one. member by majorities aggregating  1905. Were the Liberals of Manitoba  united they might possibly be able to  hold the Conservatives even in a general  election, but they are hopelessly divided.  The Martin element will not support the  Sifton crowd, and, as a result, the Conservatives are in power in the provincial  government and will win every seat in  the Dominion house once an election is  held. The following are the revised returns:  Govki-NMEN't. Majority.,  Beautiful Plains���InuoM ���   i'i  Birtle-Miekle -ISO.  Carillon���Jerome ������������   96  l.eloraine���Young  110  Lakeside���McKcnzie ���   IS ���  Lansdownc���Norris  * 41!  J_a Veranclrio���Laiigemodierc      8(i  Lome���Riddell . ...    "W  Miunedosu- Mc\ er-,          2U  Mountain���Ureenway  .   .   8*2  Rhinclaml���Winkler .... ..118  Sl. Uonifiuie���Bertmnd  .28  South Bi.uidon-Fowler  ...   (17  .Sm-niRflcld���Sinitli ���   "5  AA'estbonrnc���Morton. .    . ... 150  WmiiipcK, Center���McMillan    ll-i  Oi'i'osiiiov.  A.oml.ilc���Argue    ���   77  Brandon!'ity���Melnnes ......      .   ....    8  Cjiness���fitceliv. .      . . 100  Knierson���MiViuMon. .... .     ...... 112  Killarnej ��� Lauien.ce    ... .HO  Moms���I umplicU , ,. , <���><>  ' Moidui-Riddell  .       .     .   .   '11  Mamtou���Uogoi-t  . ...       100  Nouolk���l.jons ��� "*"  "Noith lirandon���Giccn-nood    17  Portage la P_ an io���(Jjii iund. .. IIS  Km*-* \. ood���Itilcy  1 i  IIus.sell��� Mullnn, 1-iol.abl} eloited -mall m.iioiilj  St. Andrew's and Kildoimn���Giiun . .     .      '-*"*0  SiiskatoliCnan���Keifeiison .   . II  Soun-*���Thompson  ..8  Turile Mountain���James Johnsion   .         1'li)  A'jidcn���Simp .on.  .     U  AViumpcg. Norlh���Ncilson.       . -'10  AViumpetf. South���Macdonald   l>0  T AVoodl.inds���Hoblin        .   . , IW  I*JT>I*PJ.M1I.N'T (Cohmji v.itive).  Kosonfcldt���Kc.peler .      . .....      .,8  ���jrhnli .ind Dauphin elections take place  on Thursday and Friday next.  Canadian News in Brief.  The trial of Lemieux, cashier of the  defunct Ville Marie bank, which was set  for Monday, has been postponed to December 1 fttli.  Mrs. Hutton, Avife of major-general  Hutton. organized a soldiers wives league  here yesterday, Mrs. Otter, Avife of lieutenant-colonel Otter, is president.  The attorney-general's department at  Toronto has decided to send an officer to  investigate an attempt Avhich Avas made  to bloAV up the residence of Mr. and Mrs.  Fred Kellar, about three miles northwest  of Bridgewater, near Tweed.  The hardware section of the Montreal  Board of Trade has appointed a committee to confer Avith the railway companies  with a view to the restoration of the  commodity rates.  The British war office has ordered from  a firm in Belleville 25,000 pounds of evaporated vegetables for the use of the  troops in South Africa.  London electors Avill vote in a few  AA'oeks on the proposition to abolish the  ward system.  At the London assizes, Miss .Marshall  got a verdict for injuries against the  street railway for ${5200. The jury thought  the rails were too high above the i oad  for a bicycle to cross safely.  D. D. Mackenzie, barrister, North Sydney, aud Alexaudor Johnson, M. L. A., of  Bridgeport, are said to be the men avIio  will likely be the Liberal candidates to  oppose Sir Charles* Tupper and H. F.  MaeDougall in Cape Breton county.  Decrease in Montreal's Shipping.  MoNTRBAii, December 11.���The grain  shipments from this port for the season  just closed sIioav a falling off of (5,9.">4,920  bushels, as compared Avith 1898. The increase is attributed to the action of the  {.rand Trunk raihvay shipping five million bushels from Portland, Maine, which  should have gone from here. Other  causes are cited as the action of the imperial government bi chartering a large  number of freighters for transport service to Soutli Africa. -  Steamer Posted as Lost.  MontreAi., December il,-���The Elder-  Dempster  liner   Merrimac,   forty-seven  days out, has been  posted as lost   by  Lloyds.  -LOCAL   NEWS   IN   BEIEP.  Thomas C. Collins Avill leave on Saturday for bis home in North Carolina. He  will spend the Avinter in. the south, and  endeavor to make expenses out of some  neglected gold prospects in the neighborhood of his home.  George Johnstone, collector of customs  for the port of Nelson, has been notified  that on January first the outport of Bedlington, better known as Rykerts. will  be detached from the port of Nelson and  placed under the port of Kaslo.  Mayor Neelands has consented to act  as chairman at the smoker which Avill be  given in the opera house, on the evening  of December 15th, for the purpose of  swelling the Mansion House fund. Among  those, who'will contribute to the musical  portion of the evening's programme are  F. H. Worthington, Harry Marshall, Bob  Thompson and the Nelson Mandolin Quar-  -tette.  James Bowes, who has been in the  hotel business at Silverton so long that  he believes he is the oldest inhabitant of  Sloean district, viewed Nelson's muddy  streets yesterday.  George H. Col well has transferred the  mineral claim Maggie to J. H. Cranston,  the consideration being recorded as one  dollar. The Maggie is on Morning mountain, about one and one-half miles west  of the Silver King.  Thirteen additional mechanics liens  were yesterday filed against the Little  Phil mine ab AinsAVorth. This makes all  told about tAVonty-four liens which have  been'filed against the property to secure  wages aggregating .$2.*>00.  The unfortunate Avho Avas corralled by  patrolman Smith ou Saturday, was fined  $5 and costs a't the police court Monday  morning. He is a stranger in the city,  and was financially embarrassed, therefore he will sojourn in the police cells for  the next ten days.  Supeiiutendent Marpole and chief engineer Cambie of the Canadian Pacific  railway are expected to arrive in Xelson  tomorroAv when something definite will  probably be learned ofthe company's intentions with respect to laying out a new  yard so that the traffic going over the  Columbia <fc Kootenay branch can be  handled to advantage. A plan for the  proposed work has been prepared and  aAvaits the visitors' approval.  "Water commissioner Thompson ye.ter-  day commenced .shutting oft the water  of consumers who are six months in ar-  rearsrto tlie city"for_tlFeir_service. Yes-*  terday six services were shut off. There  are eighty other consumers who will-- be  treated likeAvise unless, the arrears are  paid forthwith.  The application of <). J. Wigen for an  injunction to restrain the Nelson & Bedlington Tnrhvay from trespassing upon  the Selkirk mineral claim has been refused -by the full court at Vancouver.  Walter Askew was iu Nelson yesterday. He spent the last two months in  California for the benefit of his health  and goes back to Grand Forks in good  fettle.  Pat Malloy, the Fernie man in jail  aAvaiting trial, ha*-, elected speedy trial  and will come before judge Forin on  December 21st. Malloy will be defended  by W, A. Galliher.  Everything in Eeadiness for Work.  Viiiu Mmei.  Work is being .steadily pushed on the  Ymir-Summit mine under the management of .J. Lindblad. The cabins are  completed and made snug for the winter.  Two shifts are at present Avorking in the  tunnel, which is now in over 200 feet,  and they aro drifting on the vein. Tracks  aro being laid in the tunnel and also pipes  for drainage purpose*.. Work Avill be  continued on this property throughout  the Avinter.  Joint School Committee Meets,  A meeting of the joint committee ���-representing the trustees of the Nelson and  Hume school districts and the city council���was held yesterday afternoon, Avhen  a resolution Avas passed reciting that it  AVas the unanimous wish of the school  trustees and the city council that a high  school should be erected in  Nelson, and  BOUNDARY MAILS TO 00 DIRECT  The Result of a Telegram.  The Tribune made the discovery that  the mails between Nelson and all points  in the Boundary country, instead of being sent direct over the Canadian  Pacific, were sent over the Nelson & Fort Sheppard and connecting lines to Rossland, where they  remained over night, and' were then  forwarded to their destination. This  was so glaringly unfair to the business  interests of the town that the matter  was laid before the board of trade, and a  committee Avas appointed to inquire into  the matter. The Tribune did not stop  at bringing the matter before the board  of trade, but knowing that Mr. Bostock  was in Ottawa, the following telegram  was sent him:  NELSON, Dcrembcr 1st, 1890.  Hewitt Bostock, M. P., Ottawa.  Cannot yon get department lo order a mini Bent out  from Nelson every morning-direct to l.oiindaij points?  Mails now go via Kossland and are dela.cd twentj four  hours. All tlmt is needed is that the mail be c.inicd on  the C. P. It, train that leaves Nelson o\ er> morning at 7  o'clock. That connects at AVest I.obson vi ith traniR for  Itissland and all poinU in Boundarj. .Smelj tliego\ eminent can pay for hauling mails 28 milei o\or tho V. P R.  JOHN HOLSTON.  Mr. Bostock at once laid the telegram  before the deputy postmaster-general,  and wrote to John Ayton Gibson that the  sender of the telegram would be notified  if any action was taken. Action has  been taken, as the folloAving telegram  goes to shoAAr:  OTTAWA, Decejnbei 11th.  John Houston, N'cI.on.  As per your telegram to Mi. Bostock, the po.tma.tci  Reneial has authorized the dispatch of mailp fiom Nelson  for Boundary b. moi niiiK train.  B. M ARMSTRONG  Mr. Armstrong is the chief of the department of railway mail service. It is  not unlikely/therefore- that the order  will go into effect at once.  Robinson's Logging Camp .Burnt.  ItoU'NIoke ir_i.il(l  Testerday  morning at six o'clock just  after  the men  had left for the bush to  commence work, the cook at Fred Robinson's logging camp across the river, discovered    smoke    and     flames    bursting  through from the bunk house, which v. as  a log building, into-tho cookhouse, which  Avas a frame addition.    He ran round to  the door of the bunk house and" threw it  open,  Avhen Avitli the  access  of air  the  flames broke out iu all directions and hi a  short while had completely destroyed the  building  and its entire contents, includ- j  ing  the men's  bedding nnd the stock of !  provisions in the cook house.    Mr. Itobin- |  ������on  started  at  once to  put  up  a   new  building  and expects  to haA'e  the camp  running as usual on Monday inoining.       j  Nelson  ���oiling  Hockey.  C. E. Beasley, secretary of tlie  Hockey club, has -started the ball  for the forthcoming season by calling a  meeting of hookey enthusiast1, for tonight  at the Hume hotel. Mr. Beasley has received a letter from K. Dnthie of Boss-  land relative to the formation oi a  Kootenay league, antl thi-- matter avi'11 lie  laid before tonight's meeting. There is  -.aid to be material for two stiong teams*  in the city, and the local players will go  into the game confident of biinghig the  coveted championship cup to Nelscm.  The Strength of the Miners' Unions.  The following are tlie official figuies of  the membership of the Miners' I'uions in  the camps in Kootenay and Vale : Sandon 520, Whitewater 110, Silverton 1��0,  NeAV Denver ."50, .Slocan City 4K, Nelson  210, Ymir 12.% Kossland 1100, Pho-ni.\t  1(50, GreenAvood 70, Camp Mclvinney M.  Sixty-five per cent of the Sandon members* are British subjects and 7r> per cent  of the Whitewater membei s. The pio-  portion in other camps is not at hand.  There are 28. members of the Sandon  union employed in that camp at present.  Reports Business Fairly Good.  J, A. MeKinnon, of J. A. MeKinnon &  Co., general merchants, SilArorton. *-\as in  Nelson yesterday, and loft for home this  morning, Mr. MeKinnon *-ays that business has been fairly good at Silverton  tliis fall, and continues good, there being  over a hundred men working for Avages  in and about the Wakefield, Noonday  and other mines directly tributary to  Silverton. Be also reports the Noonday  mine looking well.  A Block of Uoonday Stock Sold.  Walter'Smith and William Yates sold  a block of 10,800 shares in the Noonday-  Curley yesterday to a Avell known bank  man. The chances are the buy avJI! turn  out AArell, for all reports are that the  No mday is going to be a mine.  TELEPHONES, SCHOOL AND WHARF  Secure Board of Trade's Attention.  At the meeting of the board of trade  which tookplace last nighta variety of subjects were discussed. The members in attendance were: Alderman F. Fletcher, secretary Swannell, F. Irvine, J. F. Weir, D.  Morris, J. Bannerman, II. J. Evans, R. J.  Hamilton, T. Mndson, J. M Lay, P. Chapman and alderman Hillyer. Alderman  Fletcher took the chair at the request of  tho board.  A communication was read from II.  Kent, general superintendent of the New  Westminster ��fc Burrard Inlet Telephone  Company stating that the frequent interruptions to the line in Nelson were due  to the construction of the tramway and  erection of buildings, employees on  same being careless in the manner  of handling material. He added  that the company's aim was  to gi\Te the best possible service, and in  evidence of this announced that the company purposed putting in long-distance  transmitters free of charge to Nelson  subscribers. Mr. Kent admitted thatthe  company was charging higher rates in  this city than in Rossland or Boundary,  but pleaded in excuse that they were  giving service at these points at a loss.  This A'iew of the matter caused a ripple  of mirth.  The chairman remarked that the local  and long distance telephone service was  the most inefficient he had ever experienced. Other members agreed that this  AAras the case, and the suggestion was  made that a local company be formed to  enter the field. The question was finally  shelved by the filing of the letter.  George MeL. Brown, executive agent of  the C. P. R., acknowledged the receipt of  a letter from the secretary of the board  regarding the question of reduced round  trip tickets from Nelson to the east similar to those issued in Manitoba. He informed the board that the matter would  be taken up by the management, but  pointed out that the question of rates  from Kootenay to far eastern point*, was  governed by an arrangement between  the various transcontinental lines, and a  reduction of rates avouH require  the concerted action of all such  lines. The       board       agreed     that  it was almost hopeless to expect a reduction in rates for the Christmas holidays, ^  but determined to keep the matter alive  so that citizens might profit thereby in  1000.  J. 0. McLeod, superintendent of rail- ��  Avay mail service at Vancouver, wrote  statiug that tlie secretary's letter urging  the placing of mail clerks on the Crow's  Nest railroad had been referred to the  controller ab OttaAva. 'The communication was filed.  The secretary presented the resolution  passed at the joint meeting of the city  council and the trustees of Xelson and  Hume schoo^ districts, in which the board  Avas requested to endorse a petition to  the government to haA'e block 49 set  apart for high school purposes and to  grant $10,000 for a building on the bloek  in question. On motion of J. M. Lay and  1). Mori is tho necessary resolution of en-  doi'sation AVas carried unanimously.  The topic of the evening AA'as broached  when the question of the ptoposed improvements to the city Avharf AA'as iu-  tioduoed. P. Chapman was requested to  give the board particulars of the recent  meeting of local shippers, at Avhiek wharf  improvement was fdiscussed. He' ae-  tiuiesed remarking that the shippers of  Nelson labored under serious dUad-  A-antages through lack of proper wharfage facilities. The essential features  they  desired   to  secure   were   increased  _sjn.<_e,_a_inan_to take charge of sliipnients   doliveiednt the wharf and a Avarehouse  wheie goods could be protected nguinsi  inclement Aveather.  Alderman Fletcher diew the attention  of the board to the fact that the city  council had suggested expending $.'5000  onwhaif improvements, Avhich sum, in  his estimation, would be ample.  Alderman Hillyer expressed the opinion  that his colleague's figures should be  doubled or trebled if satisfactory results  wen* to be achieved. He was opposed to  any action at the present time on the  giotiud that the council of 1090 should  be left to deal Avith the -subject uuham-  peied.  Tne following resolution was carried:  Mo\od by V. Chapman and K. J. Hamilton- That this meeting urge on the eity  council, on behalf of the shippers, that  the improvements to the city a\harf uoav  undei their consideration bo of Mich a  chaiactcr that will fully meet the requirements of shtppeis in Nelson, and al-  ho that the shippeis A\ill not bebuidetied  AA'ith Avhaifage or other taxes, such as  would mean au obstacle in meeting outside competition, or deter the development of Nelson as a commercial and distributing centre.  W. JI. McLean, manager Thorpe  Water Company was elected a  ber of the board Avithout ballot.  I  Soda  meiu-  A Deal on for the Exchequer.  It is repoited around toAvn that a deal  is pending for the purchase of the Kxchequer group, in whieh A. E. Rand, as  the agent foi other parties, will be th��  purchaser. The price is said to be upon  the basis of $123,000. Mr. Rand is also  said to be negotiating a deal upon tbe  Juno property, as to the terms of which  nothing could be learned.  '.; :-��M^y?  '������.r.-D.^-'.-.n-v.p'  p^-**&^_alji THE  TKIBUNE:  NELSON, B. C. TUESDAY DECEMBER 12 ' 1899.  ^*^-^**s*^**��^^*^^-a*^^'--afaiajaja^a  ^  ���<=",  to  to  to  to  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 cus-  #  m  to tomers perfect satisfaction in this line.  to  MARTIN  O'REILLY & CO.  %  fe  HOUSTON   BLOCK,   BAKER   STREET.  TERMS   C^a-SBC  m  mm  m  m  .C=>./_^.^..  M  Handkerchiefs  Our Silk Handkerchiefs for Christmas trade are now to hand  A large assortment to select trcm, 15c and up.  MEN'S OUTFITTER  Sign ot  the RED  HAT, Baker St., Nelson  J. F. WEIR  fort and lighthouse, which guards St;  Vincent harbor. The sketch was sent to  the Toronto Globe, and appeared on its  front page on the 8th.  Spokane is making much of the fact  that her banks carry $5,79(3,482.56 in deposits. The banks of tlie little cities of  Nelson and Rossland, Avith one-third the  population of Spokane, carry deposits  equally as large, one bank at Rossland  and another at Nelson carrying about as  much as the two largest banks in Spokane.  Mayor Ovicns of Ncav Westminster  has withdrawn from the mayoralty contest in favor of alderman Scott. This  leaves three candidates in the field, namely, .Scott, lveary, and Herring.  Steamer Niagara Founder!..  Buffalo, December 10.���The Canadian  steamer Niagara, captain Henry McClory,  foundered on Tuesday night eight miles  cast of Long Point, Lake Erie, Avith all  hands, numbering sixteen persons. The  storm A.hich destroyed the Niagara was  one of the Avorst experienced on Lake  Erie. The Avind Avas blowing 45 miles an  hour and snow was falling heavily.  ~��udso^?s"baY~~  COMPANY.  w  w  :gZ'&z  ���m  ���__2_��_2_.  mmmmmmm^mmmmm  mi  m  m  a  Store  In "Looking Around" is Never Wasted.  to  Special Sale For One Week Only  id  ��$  IN THE  Silk   Department.  Wholesale  Houses  GROCERIES.  A MACDONALD & CO.���Corner Vernon ami Josc-  ��� phine streets., wholesale gioct?i_ and jobbc-s in  blankets, gloves, mitt., boots, rubbeis, mackma^vs and  miners' sundne-.  00TENAY   SUPPLY    COMPANY,    LIMITED-  Vernon street, Nelson, wholesale j-ioccis.   fOHN   CHOLDITCH  &  CO.���Fiont street, Nelson,  *���*    wholesale grocers.   COAL.  CROW'S  NEST PASS COAL COMPANY.���AVholc-  Spilt dcalcis in co.il and coke.   Clmiles St. B,u*be,  Agent, Baker stieet. _.cl-*on.  HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.  HBYEKS& CO.���Corner Bakor and Josephine streots,  ���   Nelson, w lioltsale dealers in haidware .md mining  supplies.   Agents lor Gunt Powder Co.    - =   T AWHENOK HAHDWAHE COMPANY-Bakcr St.,  ���*-���   Nel��on, w hole-Mile dealei <��� in hiiidware and mining  "-PUpphen, and *,-.ater and plumbcis' supplies.   TTANCOUA'Eft HARDWARE COMPANY, LIMITM)  v    ���Baker street. Nelson, wholesale deuler9 in hardware aud mining supplies, plumbeis and UnsnutliB'sup-  plies.   _ERATED AND  MINERAL WATERS.  rPHORPK & CO., LIMITED .-Comer Vei non and Cedar  . ���*��� stieets, Ncl-ou, iiianufuctiiicis of und vliok.--.Uc  dealers in an tiled w.iteis .ind fiuit syrups. Sole agents  for Hale) on tapiings mi!ieial_\valer.   ASSAYERS' SUPPLIES.  WF. TEETOEL & CO.���Corner B.iker and" .Josc-  ��� phine stieets, Nelson, wholesale de.ileis in us-  sayern supplies. AgcnUi for Denver Fue CUy Co. of  Den. or. Coloindo.   LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  TURNER, 1.EET0N & CQ.-C'oinur Vernon and Josephine streets. Nelson, wliule-uilc dealei. in liquois,  ci^ar*.and di} goo'l.. Agenls for Kibsl Hi owing Co. of  Milwaukee *m_f Calgan Biemng Co. of Calgary.   COMMISSION  MERCHANTS." ~~  HJ. EVANS & GO.���B.iker Htreet, Nelson, wholesale  ��� dealers in liquoih, eig.us, cement, the biiok .uid  firo claj, \Miler pipe and bteel tail., and guneial commission Hierch.ini-.   FLOUR AND FEED.  BRACK_MAN 8. KKR MILLING COMPANY LTD.���  Front street, Nelson, wholesale deuluii in flour, o,i_-  meal, etc., and li<ij und Ki.un.  tona, and New \\ ebUiiin.tor.  Mills .it Edmonton, Vie-  CIGARS.  KOOTENAY CIGAR MANUFACTCRING~CO.-Cor~  ner Baker-md II.ill stieets, Nel-on. ni.iiiiifiictureis  of "Roial fecal" and "Kootenai Hello" biandH of Cigui-a  PAINTS   AND   OILS.  NELSON HARDWARE COMPANY-Bakcr Streot���  AVli(jli's.ile dealers in pujiUs, oils, and bi -*bhes ol all  kinds.   Laigphlstock in Rooting}. /  FRESH AND SALT MEATS.       *  P   BURNS  &  CO.���Baker stieeU  Nelson, \. holc-alc  ��   dealers in fic-li and cuied iiieats.   Cold sloiutro.  POWDER, CAPS AND'fUSE"/"      ~  HAMILTON POVV..KI. COM PA NY-Hakor street*  Nolnon, *nii*iufiicU!ior_ of dynaiiiilo, .poiuni.'  stumping and black blnnting |iow<lern, whole, ale dealer-.  In capn and fu. u. und elect-m IiIukIihk appuiaiiiM.  PROVISIONS, PRODUCE AND FRUITS^  PARSONS   PRODUCE   C OM PA NY���Veinon   street,  No^on, wholewile dealeit, in   piovinioiin,  piiiduco,  and fiullw    Agents forSvifl & Co, baeim and hum-i.  JY. OltlKKIN & CO.���Coiner Vernon and Josephine  ���   Htreet*!,   Nel-ton,  *Ahole-Jile dealerw in  provinion.,  cured nietits. butter and ukk*1*   FR. STKAVART& CO.���AVui eliouses on C.P.R. Hack,  ��� foot of Suuile} street, Nelson, wholesale dealeis in  provihiona, produce and ftiuts. Cold stonigo. .Vgenti-  Armour & ( o V l-acuii, halnn. lmtl and oi^ur product-..  MANITOBA PR�� DUCK  A.VD COMpAUfcsToN~CO.,  LUi. ��� Nelson   branch,   Hall   street.     Whole-ale  dealers In butter, eggs und etieo-e.   SASH" AND DOORS. ~  NELSON SAAV AND PLANING MILLS, LIMITED-  Corncr Front and Hall stieets, Nelnon, manufacturers of and wholesale dealers In n.ish nnd doorsr all  klndw of factory work madu to oider,   WINES AND CIGARS.  CALIFORNIA  VVJNE COMPANY, LIMITED���Cor- I  ner Front and Hall streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers I  in wine��(carto��.nribiilkli'*nd(lotiipp<tu' nnd unpolled cit-nrs.  lie ��vibnm+  sious  tit Sfinilon, put  the same  question  to a  number of  mine  OA\*_iers and  mine  managers, and they one aud all admitted  that they had not giA*en the Uiaa* such a  test as would Avariant them in gi\ingthe  question a decided aus*,ver.    Tliis Avas an  honest admission,  at  least, and goes to  show that the mine managers and mine  OAvners are making  a  light  against the  laAV, not because it has injured them, but  because they believe it will  injure them.  When   men   like    George  Hughes   and  Frank Wood and Carl Hand and  George  Alexander admit tliat they are simply of  the opiuiou that a skilled miner .Avill  not  do as much work in an eight-hour shift  as in one of  ten hours, they must  knoAV  that such an admission can haA'e no more  weight  than the assertions of the miners  that they  can do  as much  iu the short  shift as in the long one.   What is AA*anted  is proof that the eight-hour law will work  an  injury  to the mining  industry,  aud  that only can be obtained by giving  the  law a fair Avorking te.-.t'.     Surely such  a  contention  is not an  unreasonable  one.  If  tlie payment  of  the  $3.50  Avage for  the shoi t day  is found  to work a  hardship on the mine  owners  of the  Slocan  after the  system  is given  a fair  trial,  public opinion Avill demand that the  huv  either be repealed  or the  late of  wages  be adjusted.    Until such a trial  is made,  the mine owners can have no standing in  court.  $  !$  INCORPORATED 1670.  Hello!  Ring up Telephone No. 13  If you want  BASS' Pale Ale  GUINNESS' Foreign Stout  DREWERY'S Colden ^ber /\le  SCHLITZ'S fyilwaul.ee Beer  DOMINION BREWER Porter  DOMINION B_p.��flY India Pale /\!e  All the above goods in PINTS <pn  QUARTS. Sold by the BOTTLE,  DOZEN, CASE or BARREL.  ' c  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, $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, $1.25 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  to  to  "to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  It \virj_ be remembered that Avhen in  jVelson last, minister Cotton held a session  of a day school Avith the members of the  Mine Owners' Association iu attendance,  and that he asked a pointed -question or  two that none of the pupils could ansAver.  One of the questions Avas: "Have you  by actual tests proved that the eight-  hour law,, is not tv workable measure ? "  Commissioner*-Qute,- when holdingyses-  Ri5\'i_i���.stoi_k imposes an annual tax of  $23 on   insurance companies doing bnsi-  -uess in-the town, and the insurance companies have retaliated by imposing a tax  of 5 per cent on all premium., collected in  the town.    This means that the Board of  Fire Underwriters at the Coast will make  the people of all cities imposing a tax on  insurance  companies pay  the tax-themselves.      If   a    premium   on    a   policy  amounts to $100, .$5 is to bo added to the  premium in   Unvns like  J. cv el stoke  and  $15 in towns like Nelson.    It is estimated  that the int-uiance com panic.-. Collect $2.V  000 a year in Nelson- as premiums on fire  insurance.    To the $_.o,0G0 is Lo be added  15 per  cent, or  $.'.750.    This means that  the policies instead ofbeing Aviitten in  Xelson  vvili be Aviitten at Vancouver or  Victoria, where tlie general agents of the  companies)  aie   located,  and  the 15 per  cent will  not be added to the premium.  The general agents get 25 per cent on all  premiums    collected.    They  allow   local  agents 15 per cent for rustling the business.    The  local  agent,  if  compelled to  collect 15 per cent on the premiums, will  have to go out of business, and the general agent at the Coast Avill get the Avhole  of the  25 per cent and the  city Avill get  neither the $100 annual tax or the local  j agents  $25 tax.    It looks as if the general  agents,  of the insurance companies  hold the Avhip band.  When at the Cape Verde Islands, on  their way to Cape Town, tiie -Canadian  contingent remained in sight of land long  enough to allow captain Hodgins of tl.e  Nelson Rifles to make a sketch of Bird  Rock, the precijiitous rock, crowned hy a  Hudson's Bay C.  Telephone 13  Parson's  Produce  Company  \B  *$.  fi  w  303 Baker and 303 -Josephine Streets.  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  l5-5.<a:=3;j  .S-_S>.  ���^s __a "Ss '.��5 *Ss -ss ��� s_ ���  m^  mm:.  3*(__J.  '���a3*(^  vSi  WHOLESAUE  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.  Wintry Weather . .  and  OUR  PRICES  AS  SMALL  AS  CENTS  Is wuli iik ii nd we h.i.e mndc xpuciu!  imich.i-fs to meot .ill demands for  wintry wc.itlici' j-ooiK I>on l fur-gel  tlintu�� keep .1 comi'lutc t-ttu-k of nil  kind-, of gent-,' fii-iu-liing-p, anil thai  tlio values In om- Roods me a-, bi}{ a.  dolliit"--oiu  price. .1**, iiimlt as cents.  BROWN &CO  OLOTHt   O A- D  FURNISHIttaS.  Opposite Queen*. Hotol, Ui'kcr -siict't.  When It's Winter  With the .sudden change in temperature,  ,colds and coughs are almost cert;.ii_ to develop  and the \yise person always heeds these  signal,, and secures a remedy that quickly  cures the trouble. It is well to have at  hand���ready for immediate use���a remedy  that's certain, Avhose use involves no risk.  These bear the highest 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- dayy-25Ci  9 ��� ��  ROYAL SEAL AND  KOOTENAY BELLE  CIGARS   UNION   MADE.  Kootenay Cigar laiifg. Co.  Nelson, Britmh Columbia.  Fop Sale CheaD   ^^^ j**.  TC*. cr> IVnitK in and about nn hotel building ,it Crc8ton,  a hLuuoii on Uio Crow's Nest puss ltailway. Will be Hold  elthtsr as a whole or separately. Apply to Charles- fc\  Olson, Ainswortli, 11. O.  About - Lethbridge" Calt Coal  The Lethbridge Gait coal afllee tins been moved to the  bull-ing occupied by U. 1). J. Obri_t.ie on Haker street,  ���wiioro all orders for coal will receive prompt iittention.  "AH per ons indebted for coal arc 1-co.ucstod to settle by  December 1st.   .*'. ..���������������.'  ���'������ Hereafter Galt.cba.1 will bo sold for cash only;     . '.  ������'���;*-V:V-.^^^^  And all tho .mandard  cough preparations,  Canada Book k Drug Co  nelson*. imiTisir Columbia.'  Cut Prices is the  Order of the Day  And I want to bo in it. I havo just received - ,  Kail . amplcs of . Suitings * and Over-  coatliifcs representing a. ��50,000 stock to  choose from made io your order nt p ices  never before board of in Nelson. All the latest  fads in Knncv A*o-*tii)Ki* for Kull and winter.  Ladies'tailoting in all its branches is. specialty.  * Lowest, prices.   Itooms 1 and u, Hillyer block.  Steven T!|e Tailor  LODGE   MEETINGS.  KNIGHTS  OK PYTHIAS- Nelson   Lodge,' No,   25,  Knights of Pythias, meets in t, O. O. F. Hall,corner  Baker and Kootenay streots, every Tuesday evening at  S o'clock.   Visiting Knights cordially invited to attend.  T. LILLIE. C. Q. R. G. JOY. IC. ot K. & S.  NKLSON LODGE, NO. 23, A. V. & A. M.   Meet*  second WeduaBday In each month.   Sojourning'  brothron invited.  ���jVTELSON L. O. L., No. 1092, meets in I. O. O. F. Hail,  ���*-'   corner JJakor and Kootenay streets, 1st and 3rd  Friday of each month.   Visiting brethern cordially invited.  ' JOHN TOYE, AV. M.      F. J. BRADLEY, Rec.Sec.  NELSON   i-SRIE,   Number   22,   Fraternal  Order  of  Eagles.meets every second and fourth Wednesday in  each month in Fraternity Hall.   Visiting brethren welcome.  X IRVING. Prcstdent-, .      J. R. WRAY, Secretary.  ���VTELSON "MINERS' UNION  NO.  96. AV. F. of M.���  L*   Meets ih K. V. rooms, Fraternity Hall, tho first and  third  Saturday evenings ifl  each month at 8 o'clock.  Visiting members welcome.  JAMRS WILKS, Sftc'y.      CHfAS, A. McKAY. Pres.  THK regular meetings of the Carpenters' Union aro  held on  Wednesday, evening of eftuh. Aveek, at 7  o'clock, in the old Oddfellow's ball on Kootenay street.  JAMES COLLING, Secretary.  ARCHITECTS,  WAV ART & CARRIE���Aroaiteofcs.   Rooms .finds Abe  ���H ���;. rdeen- tdook, .Baker sfcreat,-. Netooa.:;..;'-.;..,- ���'���������.���;.,"������'.;;������';-.���������:.;..*  WARD  REALAENsDTATiE  '     JL   '   *"r GENERAL  Q[D_f\Q INSURANCE  DnUO. AGENTS  On applieation 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.  2,. by 120 with improvements, south sido Vernon  Mroet., S5000  50 by 1_0 corner of Hike*, and Hull street... 1'uiti-"  culsirs given on uiiplicatioii.  SJlots with cotiiib'e, rented at $15 lier month, Victoria street ��3joo  2 lots with cottage, Tented at ��20 per mon Hi, Stanley  street...... S30OO  i lot s including corner, 200 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  near!y_completed   For particulars apply to above firm,  West Baker Street; Nelson.  A. R. Sherwood  Successor to Chas. A. Waterman & Co.  REAL ESTATE  INSURANCE AND  GENERAL AGENT  Big Scljoorier  Beer or Half=  an*d*=_hiaif....  io  Always Fresh  Always     Cool  THE BEST GLASS OF BEER IN NELSON IS  AT THE  Club Hotel  _Corner_Silica and_  Stanley Streets.  E.-J.-GURRANI-Prop_  First door'wrst of Hank of  .British Columbia building.  Baker St, Nelson  Charles  D.  J,  Christie  OENBRAI.  BROKER,.  COLLECTIONS   SOLICITED  FOH HALK  A H-Room (new) House, rented at ?10 per month .  An 8-Koom (new) House, two low, corner   KOR  KENT  A 5-Room House furnished) $30.00  MQK13Y .TO LOAN ON REAL KSTATIC OR 8IT014T TKUMS.  .?3000  .  2700  ASK vOl'Jt GllOOKR' .'OR    .  ALLEN'S APPLE CIDER  THORPE & CO,, Ltd.    **  R. REISTERER & CO.  BRKAVERS AND BOTTLERS OF  ^er Jseer9  Prompt and regular  -IpHyi-it to the trade.  Brewery at Nelson.  qkvicks:  Four Doors West of Dominion Express Office  OW,  PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR  Corner Victoria and Kootenay Streets.  P. O. BOX 559 TKLEPHONB NO, ilo  ONE DOLLAR A LOAD"  The undersigned has a larjse quantity of flr, cedar, and  tamarac slabs, in 16-inch and 4-foot lenifUis, suitalile for  stove wood, which Will be sold for 21 a load at tho mill  yard. ���  ���  ���  ��� - NELSON SAW& PLANING* MILLS, Limited.;  .y;N8^n.-Auaru8ti90^:.li^:..;.^-*-^r.,...^  KOOTENAY COFFEE CO.  NELSON, B. C.  Coffee roasters and dealers In Tea and Coffee,  Offer freHh roasted coffeo of beet quality as follows:  Java and Arabian Macha, per pound.  $  40  Java and Mocha Blend, 3 pounds -  1 00  Fine Santos, 1 pounds  l 00  Santos Bland, 5 pounds   1 00  Our Special Blend, 6 pounds ,. 1 00  Our liio Roast, 6 pounds  ...... 100  A trial order solicited.  Sale-rooms i Doors  East  of  Oddfellows   BlobK.   West  BakAp Steaat  PIISE TAiL~ORINO.  OLE ANINQ AND RfiiPAIKINQ-.  Your- own  goods  mado up.    Old clothes  made good as new.  OJ)i��sit^a^Hoto_.yy  '--y- ^MERCHANT TAILOR. *:  *?('���' '  :A  ::.3;:j'^!^/_Svi:t!^>^^^   ___\ ���__h, _ft��** ��� _Ti 11 _T__wi nr��i I aw H  THE TEiBUNE:  KELSON B.C., TTJESDAt, DECEMBER 12 1809.  o  hi  /'<  wl  .BamofIomml  Capital,  Best,  all paid  up,    -  $12,000,000  6,000,000  LORD STRATHCONA JAND  MT   ROYAL, President  Hon. GEO. A. DRUMMOND Vice-President  K   S. CLOUSTON General Mauagor  THE BANK OF  BRITISH COLUMBIA  NELSON  "ETElLSOlsr   B*R___.3STC_E3:  N. W. Cop. Baker and Stanley Streets.  BKANCHEB IN  LONDON  (Bne-land),   NEW YORK,   CHICAGO  and In  igrla  tho  prlnolpal cities in Canada.  Buy and sell Sterling Exchange and Cable Transfers  GRANT COMMERCIAL AND TRAVELLERS' CREDITS,  available In any part of tho world.  DRAFTS I8SUKD   COIXKCTIONS HADE; ETC.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  CURRENT RATE OK INTEREST PAID  r  i  TOMMY   ON   PARADE.  Cable despatches  from  South   Africa  have noted that the Boers miss the red  coats  which  they had found   useful as  targets   and imagined  inseparable from  the  Bi'itish army.    They did not kuow  that, profiting by her many "little wars,"  England had learned  to clothe her  soldiers  in keeping with the climate they  have  to bear  and  the  work  they   are  called on to do.    While all the pomp of  peace is preserved for "Tommy Atkins"  at home, because he likes it for its display, despite its discomfort, the men in the  field are rationally dressed in loose and  easy  khaki.    While the  British army is  dependent on voluntary enlistment, many  of its leading officers have said that it  must retain the finery which the private  likes for its own  gorgeousuess and still  more for the attraction it has when he  goes  a-courting.    And  so,  although  recent years have worked a colossal reform  in the fighting clothes of the British soldier, uniforms ofthe old picturesque type  are  still preserved for  purposes of duty  and pageantry at home.    Writing some  ten years ago, lord Wolseley, advocating  a differentiation between the uniforms of  peace and war,  said :    "We must make  the soldiers' clothing  acceptable to the  men Who wear  it, and,  strange to  say,  they like very tightly fitting coats and  trousers, to swagger  about in with their  sweethearts."     And   then   he   talks   of  their joy in  the shelterless,  "ridiculous  forage  caps stuck  on one side of tlieir  hea'ds."    Many a recruit has been gained  for the British forces by their gay clothing,  and.  although   the more  elaborate  plumage involves a corresponding amount  of preening," the  smartness of * the men's  appearance is proverbial.    Time was, and  not so  very long ago, as the many know  who  have seen  lady Butler's   wondrous  war    pictures,   when     British    soldiers  fought under the handicap of tight tunics  and  various    impediments,   such  as no  modern commander would for a moment  tolerate.    Take  for instance tlie famous  painting oi the Twenty-eighth at Qiiartro  Bras   and    compare    the    garb  of   the  Gloueesters  given  there  in   the  Crimea  with the khaki in wliich they were captured  recently by the Boers in  the regiments next turn of active service.   Even  among the  gay home uniforms,  those of  the  drum-majors   are  proverbially   tho  most gorgeous.    With one of the finest  military bands in the world at its heels,  tlie drum-major of the Coldstream Guards  is- especially resplendent.    His regiment's  record includes Egypt, Oudeuarde, Mal-  plaquet,  Dettingen, Lincelles,  Talavera,  Barrosa,  the Pensula,  Waterloo,  Alma,  Inkerman,  Sabastopol, Egypt, '82 ; Telel-  Kebir and Suakim, '8."5, as the names in  heavy gold letters ou his baldric show.  Hi_s_t__nic and trousers are of scarl_e_t,_the  facings blue, and his braid of gold.   The  red  plume worn in  their gigantic  bear:  skins is the principal mark of distinction  between their uniforms and those of tlio  .Scots Guards, who have no plume.    Next  to the drum-major there is hardly a more  imposing   sight of the kind than  that  which a piper of tho Scots Guards presents.    "Silver buckles are ou liis shoes,"  like pretty "Johnny Shaffco," and tliere  are silver '"fixings" on his sporan, baldric,  plaid, dirk, sword  and bonnet,  with its  eagle feather.   -The  flaglike drapery on  his pipes  is of scarlet silk witli  gold insignia.    The ribbons on the pipes and tlie  kilt are all of the tartan of the regiment,  while the tunic is of scarlet.  Every visitor in Loudon has the Royal  Horse Guards pointed out to him as one  of the regular sights of the British metropolis. Fine men of their iuches are  they all, picked for, their physic [tie, and  highly picturesque they look with their  plumed helmets, cuirasses and high boots.  Their popular name is "The Blues," their  uniform being blue, with scarlet facings  aud red plumes. They wear immense  pipeclayed gauntlets and highly polished  black boots with flare tops; tlieir  breeches also are white. Their helmets  and cuirasses shine like bu raised silver.  But all this finery is put aside when they  take the field, and they get in khaki as  do all the rest. Quieter, but still rich, is  the uniform of an officer of the Royal  Horse Artillery, It is of blue, with scarlet facings, He wears a busby bag with  a white plume. His blue saddlecloth is  bound With gold braid and heavily embossed with the royal monogram, the insignia of his regiment, and its -motto,  whieli is "Everywhere." So, too, is his  sabre-fcaehe. The privates wear a less  feathery plume and lack the gold braid  of the officer, so that their appearance is j  Is now prepared to issue Drafts and Letters  of Credit on Skaguay, U. S., Atliq, B. C, and  Dawson City, Yul^ori District.  more sombre, but still  martial, with the  scarlet bags on tlieir headgear and  the  scarlet  facings  on  tlieir  background of  dark blue.    Magnificent Indians, officered  for  the most  part by Englishmen, compose the Ninth Bengal Lancers.    The officers wear white helmets of pith, stiffened  by wire.    In  The Armies  of today, lord  Wolseley   says: "We  have lately  done  something  to improve  our style of soldiers' dress, for no men, tied up as ours  are,  in tightly fitting tunics,  can do  a  satisfactory day's work during war;    We  dress our sailors for the woik they have  to do, but we still cling to a theatrical  style of garment for the soldier.    .    .    .  Is there anyone outside a lunatic asylum  who would   go on a  walking   tour, or  shoot  in the  backwoods or the  prairies,  trussed and dressed as the British soldier  is?   This applies to all ranks, for I confess  to a feeling that the dressed up monkey  on a  barrel organ bears  a strong resemblance to the British general in his meaningless  cocked  hat and feathers  of the  last century, and  in his very expensive  coat, besmeared both before and behind  with gold lace."  These  views of geueral  Wolseley are  in line with the latest aud best thought  in military circles, and only tell what is  in reality going on, and which is likely to  continue.      After    reading   what    lord  Wolseley says   about uniforms,    major  Von , Schroder,  assistant  quartermaster,  United  States  army,  said:      "The tendency   is   toward   plainness,   simplicity,  comfort and effectiveness in the field.    It  is part of our moderd  evolution  toward  better forms.    We deserve most credit in  this  matter for  our radical departures,  and the  rest of tiie world  is looking at  us  and profiting by our example.    Yet,  we   have   been   imitators.    The leading  military nations, usually take the lead in  military  fashions.     When   tho   French  were  away up,  we looked  to  them and  got  the   gay  colors,  pompoms,  and  all  sorts of things, and then along came the  Germans, and  we copied the helmet.    So  it  goes.    Now  we are setting fashions.  One of the most sensible changes we ever  made' was  when., in  our civil  war,^we  adopted   the  slouch  hat.    In   its   most  perfect form it is seen on the Rough Riders, and  colonel Baden-Powell has taken  it for his Hough Riders, as ho calls them.  Jle  has  done a  service for  the  British  troops  in Soutli Africa, by introducing  such a  sensible head covering.    There is  one thing; we can't say much about our  move  in the direction of  plainness  and  simplicity, and Wolseley can't hold us up  as,  an all-round  example, when we  considei" the   uniforms     of our    admirals.  There we  find the greatest show of gold  lace and accompaniments that is known.  It  is true that  showy uniforms  have a  good effect on their wearers,  and  make  them more self-respecting and confident.  [ noticed this among the colored British  Zouaves  in the  West Indies  with their  turbons,  white leggings, red jackets and  blue  trousers.    But  the higher the intelligence,   the less  such factors  appeal',  aud the  soldier who has the most fitting  and convenient dress for the service he is  called on to do will be the better soldier.  So, lord  Wolseley is  right, and  the advance is iu the direction that hejndicates.  -THE- ALIEN-LABOR- COMMISSION  S.uulon Pujslreak.  R. C. Clute, Q. C, the commissioner appointed by the Dominion government in  persiutnce of a request made by the Slocan miners' unions that some action be  taken to prevent the mine owners' association importing men from the United  States, arrived on Tuesday evening's  train, accompanied by his secretary, Mr.  Harris. Without delay Mr. Clute commenced proceedings. On Tuesday evening at the Union hall ho opened the investigation, and after having his credentials read, proceeded to make plain  that he was here to inquire into the  labor situation in all its phases and to receive testimony of any kind whatever  that was in any way bearing on the case.  The first witness to be put on the stand  was Angus J. MacDonakl, a member of  the miners' union. In answer to the  commissioner's questions, MacDonald's  evidence brought out the fact that he  Avas a miner, a British subject, had beeu  in the Slocan two years, was employed at  the Payne up to the 1st June, had received $3.50 a day for ten-hour shifts.  He believed that men would, do as much  in eight hours as in ten and that the  union was ready to stand the test; that  500 or (300 men were thrown out of work  by the association, and that the majority  were still in Sandon and vicinity, most  Of those who had left being still in the  surrounding camps in British Columbia.  He had been in Seattle forthe purpose  of dissuading men from coming into the  Slocan to work for the as,soeiation ; had  met F. A. Wood there trying to employ  men, had seen the advertisements of the  employment agencies for miners to work  in the Slocan, had seen copies of the  agreements given by the. agencies, of  Which he produced copies With affidavits  from men employed together with their  addresses. He had seen five men arrive  from Seattley to work at the Payne.  From their language he judged them to  be Italians, Swedes, and a Fin. Did not  know whether they were United States  citizens or not.  During MacDonald's testimony the  commissioner explained a point in the labor law that was not generally understood, that is, that the law was only  operative against such countries as had  similar laws against Canada.  On Wednesday morning the witnesses  were C. H. Hand, superintendent of the  Payne, tind George Alexander of Kaslo.  Mr. Hand explained the situation the  mine owners took and their reasons for  refusing the $3.50 asked by the miners'  union for eight hours. He stated it as  his belief that the miners would not do  as much in eight hours as in ten. He  also stated that the men employed in  Seattle and brought to Sandon to work  in the Payne mine were American citizens. He thought that there was employment for 2000 men in the district.  He said that the only attempt to bring in  men to work in the mines was by advertisement.  Mr. Alexander's evidence was along the  same line as Mr. Hand's, the only radical  difference being in his estimate that there  was employment for 3000 miners in this  district.  The investigation did not proceed ou  Wednesday afternoon on account of the  conference to be held between the union  and association that evening.  On Thursday evening the witnesses  were J. J. McDonald of Whitewater and  J. A. Ryan. McDonald, who is secretary  of the Whitewater union, merely stated  his belief in the eight-hour day, and confirmed a statement made by A. J. Mac-  Donald that the majority of the miners  were British subjects.  Mr. Ryan's evidence was somewhat  muddled aud incoherent, He .said that  he had been employing men for many  years; luid imported men from Eastern  Canada to work in the mines and had  found them good men. He had worked  in mines himself, and believed that a  conscientious miner would do as much  work in eight hours as in ten.  FULL LINE OF  On Thursday afternoon Messrs. Wood,  Perry, Wright and Smith Were on the  stand. F. A. Wood was the only important witness, as the evidence of the others  brought out nothing new. Mr. Wood  stated that the association had tried to  employ men from wherever they eould  get them, Seattle included. He had gone  to Seattle himself to get men, and produced an order for all the miners that  could be had at $3 a day. He had met  men there whom he told to go to Sandon  and go to work and guaranteed that they  would not be molested. He had asked no  oue as to their nationality. Referring to  the eight-hour day, he said, that they had  men working eight-hour shifts in the  Last Chance, but did not consider their  work a fair test, as it was invariably in  wet places or bad air. He would not say  that men eould not do in eight hours as  much as they could do in ten, but he did  not believe that they would.  Yesterday morning George W. Hughes,  superintendent of the Idaho Mines, was  before the commission. His evidence was  reasonable aud impartial. He did not  believe that as much would be accomplished in eight as in ten hours, but had  no figures to prove it.  William "Davidson followed. He was  cross-questioned by F. A. Wood, who  endeavored to prove that the "one thousand miners" mentioned in the first dispatch to Laurier as British subjects was  an exaggeration. Davidson maintained  that in all the mines for which the Association was trying to import men there  were many more than 1000 citizens.  The Tremont Hotel  w  m  m  %  0  ^ H  ^H  id u  $J Jo  m <\  $? 0  ���S  XX JS&Cjt-JElTJEZTTJEl  &   CO.  b  to  to  to  One of Those  Beautiful Pictures  IX OUR WIVDOW WILL MARK A VERY  PRETTY X'MAS GIFT FOR YOL'Jt FRIEVD.  IT IS A LITTLE EARLY. HUT AVE WILL  RESERVE IT KOR YOU.  TMEV  ARE   OOItNa   FAST  $1  A  OO   2$   'SXlHIiXHI-VoDTT "CE  \&  ��&&  *���<=?���(=?���  m-f  Kg?  ��  m  to  1-3  fl  C  W  fip to  01 to  U to  h'to  w to  ���#  to  to  to  to  THE NELSON SAW & PLANM MILLS, Ltd.  IYIAL0J.E & TRE0ILLUS  PROPRIETORS  Headquarters for liners and Prospectors  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  ot Ml kinds,  what yon want Is not in stock we will mako it (or you  CALL AND GET PRICES.  THE BEST BRANDS OF  Liquors a"d Cigars  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 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.  Large comfortatilo bedrooms and  first-class  dining  room.   Sample rooms for commercial men.  _a^k_'r*E3S   ��2   _P___I_R   ���D-A--X**  THE NELSON SAW & PLANM MILLS, Ltd.  OFFICE AND MILLS CORNER HALL AND FRONT STS,,'NELSON.  Mrs,  E. G.   CLARKE, Prop.  I.ate of the Royal Hotel, Calgary,  J. A. Sayward  HALL AND LAKE STREETS. NELSON  Ira  P. Burns <�� Co.  Head Office at  NELSON, B.  Wholesale and Retail  .  .   .   Dealers in Meats  H. D. HUME. Manager.  -The finest hotel-in-the Interior.  uimers  BOY THEIR LUMBER  AT  G. 0. BUCHANAN'S  1     Large sample rooms.   Steam heat and electric light.  WILL DO WELL TO  CORNER OF WARD AND VERNON STS.. NELSON  Madden House  BAKER AND WARD STREETS, NELSON  A largo stock of flrst-class dry material on hand, also  a. full line of sash, doors, mouldings, turned work, etc,  FACTORY WORK A SPECIALTY  The only hotol Jn Nelson that has remained under one  management since 1830.  The bed-rooms  are  well furnish...  and   lighted by  electricity.  The dining-room is not second to any in Kootenay.  The bar is always stocked by tho best domestic and  imported liquors and cigars,  THOMAS MADDEN. Proprietor.  Yard:   Foot of Ilendryx street, Nelson  Telephone, 91  1,-iW! and well li-flited IIc.iUm! by hot all  Ucnsomil-lo rittc lj.ii.iplu moms  Electric bell** and 1'Bhl in every room  Renovated smd refurnished throughout  HOTEL VICTORIA  J. V. I-KRKS, Proprietor  B. U.  Free bus meet*, all train .  Hourly HUeclcar to .tution  Night Grill Room in competition, for tlie donvcnicncc of  guests arriving and departing by night trains.  Markets fit Nelson, Ro.sl.u.d, Trail, Kaslo, Ymir, Sandon, .Silverton, New Denver, Revelstoke, Ferguson, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade City, Midway, and Vancomer.  Mail Orders Promptly Forwarded.  West-KooteRay Butcher Go.  ALL KINDS OK  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  Baker Street, Nelson   E. G. TRAVES, Manager  ORDERS BY MAIL RECEIVE CAREFUL AND PROMPT ATTENTION.  -.1  Carloai  ARRIVED IN NELSON  IncludiiiK Sotf-inii'i 2. I, ami T venr old It. p hi IUi-icU       l.eodfih.ini ..V. VVnils' Jl>o in ( uses.  Hc.flamV .*5*mi, '8.'( Itjc -md White Vi hi-ut   U lu-kj  in < .�����������������.       Walker*. Club K\u in r*ii*,i'..  A. H. t'ICAV, ttoi-teiht*. AkciH  .WlMOir, H, (',  R. P. RITHET & CO.  H/y.D OOAL-^Q Oft:CROW'S  ANTtjRAGITE^cl^dj NEST COAL  I_)_E!_C_I'V*Hl*Et*ElID  J. MePHBB  First-class in every respect.   Choicest wine-., liquor-  and cifrars.   Every comfort for transient and resident  { guests.  TELEPHONE  33  C. W. West & Co.  PATRONIZE UNION SHOPS  HEADQUARTERS TOR UNION MEN.  UNION SHOP  Barber Shops Wlthorat This Card in Window-  Are _.oQ-*0nloti.  Nelson x Barber's   Union  JOSEPH   CAMPBELL.,   Proprietor.  BLAGKSIVIITHiNG  AND EXPERT  HORSESHOEING  Wtufon repairing promptly attended to by a flrsNtfass  wheelwright. .  Special attention given to all kinds of repairing; and  custom work from oateide points, .     ..,-... .  ....:  Shjop:   _|*lj Stroot,, iMtwaen Baker g^^irncivMelew  nsiruetion  ELECTRIC SUPPLIES  Complete Blectrlo Equipments for Electric Power Transmission and Lighting: for Mines, Towns  Electric Fixtures, Umps, Bells, Telephones, Annunciators, Etc.  P. O. Box 808, Joflephlxte Streot. Nelpon, B. O.  'aterGonnections10^1^.^0011  GAS   HTTIWG   OUR   SPE0IA1TY FI.UMBING   OF   ALL   KINDS  STRACHAN BROS. Opera House Blk.  Fred J, Squire, Merchant Tailor  FULL LINES OF FALL AND WINTER SUITINGS  WKST:BAKl6*R,.STnBBT, NKLSON   . .. .-������/. OPPOSITE SttVEftKINO HOTEL THE  TRIBUNE:  NELSON, B.C., TUESDAY, DECEMBER   12,  1899.  20  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. G  Wholesale and Retail Druggists  and Dealers in Assayers* Supplies  See Gilker's Special Freize Ulster Overcoat at  ITS A STUNNER  OTHER CLOTHING IN PROPORTION  A small line of New York Neckties will be open in a few Anyn for Xinaa trade  WAIT POH THEM  *Jw    jT^L  THE OLD P. O. STORE  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 purchasing4 articles,  either useful or ornamental.  Clement &* Hillyer Block, Baker JJtreet.  Seasonable    Specials  POR    HOUSEKEEPERS.  PIGS  NUTS  IJ>ATK!S  CONPE CTIONBF V   CLEANED RAISINS  SBBDBD RAISING  LONDON LAYBji. RAISINS  SUIiTANAS .___  OUT AJfcD WHOLE PEEL  ROSEMARY  ���MINeE-���  MEAT  A Large Assortment oi' Crockery for Presents.  TKI.KPIIOXK .V>.  P. O. HOX i. il  HAKI.I". STKKKT. ���  .GEORGE BELL & OO.  COMFORTABLE  SMALL SHOES {m ,1ll,��rtM'"  STRONG SHOES '������'���-<-������*��� >"*���*-  STYLISH SHOES f"rW"'"^  DAINTY SHOES ^""'.tlV^  fur tliuir imillioi-H  ELEGANT SHOES  \\"t. sin ml li.-ii-U of our St.<i_-  Thcv -ire mmU' in *-ii<'b n \viiv. frim, mh-Ii ��t<it_k. tlmt tiioio is no i*xi*h*-l! for unWl-iliK but **iuisf;ictli)ti  '  '     'Wc liim* n InrK'-r itm'k Hum J'ml iitiipill.v *ice ami Iuwti* price.* for tin- -mm* i|iialily,  Hum you  _vi*.r run ncro-s  SlioL'p- lo lit ull feu!, in style- to *mit tvery fim<\v, nt jiricoh mutt oil down tn ii iiiiiimiiiiii.  eelands' Shoe Emporium  UAKKIC'STHKKT. XKI.SO.V  For all kinds of Rubber Goods  and Winter Clothing   .   .   .   .  tHEO iVIADSOlV  Baker* Street.  One Price to  FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE  NELSON CIGAR CO,  If you would enjoy  a, fresh unci fi want  Hinoke Uirti t torkeb flic  CnbiiMiL keeps them  fi, % Matthews,  Proprietor.  LOCAL NEWS IW BRIEF.  W. J. Goepel and A. .). Marks have secured a certificate of improvements ' for  tlie Columbia mineral claim, situate in  the Nelson mining division. This is the  mineral claim which -..as ad versed by-  Prank Fletcher.  S. A. Kelly, of the provincial police  office, left yesterday upon a trip of inspection of the licensed houses in the  Ainswortli license district.  Constable Wilson of Creston yesterday  brought Peter McGregor and Ed Doran  to the provincial jail to serve a sentence  of one month's imprisonment for supplying liquor to an Indian. The prisoners  were convicted by justices of the peace  Ed Mallandaine and J. Dow. The siwnsli  was given ten days' imprisonment for  being drunk.  William Mills has. been issued letters of  administration in the estate of James  Mills of Moyie, who died intestate in October last. The estate litis been sworn in  under $500.    Lots 1, 2, 3 and J, block 21. in the Reservoir Addition to Nelson were sold yesterday through Ward Brothers to Alfred  .left's by John tTirscli; consideration .$525.  The bed of quicksand over which the  f>ewer was laid in the lane in the rear of  the Methodist church is giving more or  less trouble. In making his test of the  sewer the city engineer lost his testing  pill and upon opening up tlie trench it  was found that six lengths of the sewer  pipe had sunk completely out of sight. *  *** f  . The city engineer has decided to do  something,-* to improve Raker street  between Ward and Josephine streets. A  gang of men and teams will br> put to  work today removing the mud from  such of the street as is above grade. A  gutter will also be put in on the south  side of the street to carry off the surface  water,    Judge Forin will hold chambers in the  court house on Thursday.  The residents* of J.ogustown ' tire anx-  iou-_ that the city, hr nee-tiring the necessary legislation for the creation of Xelson tis a >_chool district, should  so  frame  BUSINESS^ MENTION.  Tenders wanted for excavating. Apply  to tlie Bi-aekman-ICerMilliiii. Company, Limited, Front  Slici-t. Xelson. H. C.  Luminous house numbers $1,00 each.  Leave oi'tlcis witli cash at f., Poguc'. harness -.hop,  Ward -treel. from 10 a.m. I" 7::K) p.m.   H. II. A very.  Wanted���Experienced dressmakers and,  girl* i. hi. can make or finish v..list-, skirl_ nnd coats,  flood wage.. Applj nt onoo to Ficd Irvine S: Co., H.ikcr  stroet, _*.elaon.  For Sale--Dairy���Apply P. O. box 190,  -Nelson.   Offices to Let���Two offices in Tiirner-  Itocckh Work.   Knnnirc room 7 in building.  Thousand  ' 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.  Tho purity of the driip;snnd medicines adinmi-  t4ncd to tlm patient is Ihe ino_t c.sonlMl clement  in the successful trriitinonl of di-cawe. I'n-scrip-  t ions tiro eoiiipmindcd byni Ironi alisolntcl*, pure  dnii��; in pei feet condition, und tlio plijsici.m'h  skill will not be nullified by old aud impotent  dniK*;.   Our slock ot requisite . foi  THE TOILET  THE NURSERY  THE SICK ROOM  Arc com) lcle  Your patronage solicited  NURSES' DIRECTORY  For the convenience of nurses and physicians, we liavo  cStiibliHlicd n Nurse.' Directory, anrl in order to linvo it  coinpieio, request, all mirsOH to send in or call aiid leave  their mvilicM And addresses.  _BL IF. IMI'LIEJ^N-  _)_8f EN'SINO CH.K.M1ST  Tdephoiui1 ���'.*�� P. .0.Box VA Hi.kef* Street  -.-..���.. ��� .^lailorderh pi*oniptIy.iiltended to..: ;;y.y..  their legislation that in the event of the  city's limits being extended the additional area.will be embraced in the city  school district. This would, not entail  any difficulty and they think it is a precaution which the city, should take.  The work on tho gas company's plant  is progressing apaee. O. Lemon and H.  Sutherland, who were engaged in installing the twelve retorts for manufacturing gas, finished the work on Saturday  and left for Toronto in the evening. Two  carloads of plant have just been delivered, and a further shipment of four or  five carloads of material is enroute. Tlie  latter includes the material for the gasholder or reservoir, whieh will be pushed  to completion rapidly.  The trial run on the street railway will  probably take place toda5r.  HOTEL ARRIVALS.  At the .Phair.���A. T. Garland, C. E.  Frost, W. .1. Twiss, ,T. P. Mcintosh, T. E.  King, A. W, Palmer, G. Whiteside, Kaslo:  Max Crowe, Rossland;   T.  Ruder, Moyie.  At the Hu.mr.���E. J. Tennant, Winnipeg; W. H. Tennant, Medicine Hat; J. A.  MeKinnon, .T. Bowes, H. Matheson, Silver-  ton; W. S. Swain, Rossland; R. T. Lowery, New Denver; F. M. Black, Vancouver; J. M. Kallmeyer, Toronto; W. H.  Langridge, Montreal; .Ti R. Macintosh,  Grand Forks.  At the Queen's.���J. M. Halcombeand  wife, Kaslo; John McVeigh, James McVeigh, A. W, Haley, Butte, Montana; A.  Howarth, Cranbrook; J. Forrest, Brandon, Manitoba; W. F. Askew, San Francisco; D. G. Hacknejr, M. P. Dalton, Revelstoke; Mrs. M. Cowie, Calgary; J. Luft,  Berlin, Out.  At the Club.���J. Delson, Silverton;  W. Johnston, Victoria; 0. Millbrook, T.  Wavzowski, W. Matoan, Kuskanook; G.  Manechika, Japan.  At the Royal.���R. Lance, Yellowstone mine.  At the Madden.���A. MacDougal,  Revelhtoke; Pierce McDonald, Sanca.  At the Themont���D. F. Dunn, Spokane; .1. II. Dickson, Ottawa, Out.: J.  Bowes, Silverton.  At the Sii.veu Kino��� J. ]_. Davis,  Molly Gibson mine:,J. C.Riley, Athabasca.  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.    .    . _. .    . ,j."_. .  HERE ARE A FEW OF OUR PRICES.  Dress goods fancy mix..uri. s. regular price  $1.75, sale-price $1.  Dress goods, fancy mixture, regular price  Sl.50, sale price 75 cents.  Dress goods, fancy mixture, regular price  75 cents, sale price 40 cents.  Table Damask at 25 cents per yard.  Children's wool hose at 10 cents per pair.  Ladies' fiannellette wrappers? at $1,25.  Black Henrietta, worth 7f5 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, regular price $1.50, salo 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 piice $1.25, sale  pri<_e-50 cents:  Men's tweed suits, regular price $12.50,  sale price $7.00.  Men's heavy all-wool- tweed pants, regular 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 . . .  llciCUlrtr Pnli*  1'i'lcc.       Price.  Ladies' Oxford shoe*........ $1.75 $1.00  Ladies' strap shoes    1.75 LOO  Ladies' kid button shoes....   2.00 1.25  Ladies' kid button slices...'.   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   I5LT.IOT BLOCK, BAKER STREET. NELSON.  HELSOK  LICENSE  DISTRICT.  "kotiuc is UcfceT>y eiven that- the iii*.lc..siijnt'-l popkoii  litis ifuutc upplicntion, timler the provtHton** Of the "Lit**  nor Mi-eiise Act," IS'.)!), font hotel ticontio-tttlie place sot  '���-IHiasito liis iiiniiii.  Robert,.!. Long at. Ci'eston.  A in.etiiig of the BoLiwl of I>U>onse Commissioners of  the! Xelson j.ioonso District.-, will be held, to ������onsider  fi:<h aiiplioatioii. ut the Court House, at the City of  ��� o -on. on l-'riday, tlie fifteenth day of December, 1899,  at ihe hemr of ten o'clock in tho forenoon. _. ���  \VM.H.BUU_OC_C<WEBSTET_,  Chief Lieejise Inspector.  : -Noluon, .B, C. nth Deeeniber, I89i),  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 in construction.    See our Steel Ranges for hard and soft coal or wood,  * -nA  NELSON  KASLO  SANDON  E HAVE STOVES  But while we are waiting for the cold weather we  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.  ��� ���I  * a  mas  A COMPLETE LINE OF FANCY BISCUITS AND CAKES  FIGS  CRANBERRIES  DATES  MAPLE SYRUP  PLUIn PUDDING  RC-iEY,* IN COMB  DRIED FRUIT  NEW CURRANTS, CLEANED  NEW SULTANA- RAISINS, CLEANED  NEW VALENCIAS, GLEANfED  NEW LONDON LAYER RAISINS, 5, 10, and  201b. BOXES.  ,   NEW PEELS, ASSORTED ENGLISH  MIXED NUTS  APPLE   CIDER  A13 the Necessaries For*  Your Xmas Dinner  MINCE n MEAT  GRAND   DISPLAY   OF   CROCKERY   AND    GLASSWARE.  LARGEST   STOCK    IN   KOOTENAY.  THE  Kirkpatrick & "Wilson  P. O. BOX K. fc W.  l.AKKIt STREET.  TELEPHONE 10.  hrSstmais 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.  Baker Street,  Nelson.  M. DesBrteay & Co,  Removal  Notice  We beg to announce to our many patrons that* wc have removed to  our new quarters in the Houston .Block, the big increase in tho  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, Ave remain, theirs to  command in all lines of groceries.  Houston Block, Baker Stroet,  John A. Irving dp Co.  The largest and best assorted stock of dandies and Confectionery in the City.  G B. Chocolates and Bon Boris.  Lowney's   " "       "      (direct from New York.)  Crystailzed Fruits (direct from Lorrdon, England.)  Comer of Baker A     A     MCDONALD  jmd Ward Streets. .W.rt.   tvt\.sU\SiVt\L~LJ,  M.%  i ���"   II >���-������_���


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