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 I >'  A Nest of Traitors.  London, December 13.���A dispatch to  the. Central News says-that the Schreiner  ministry at the Cape gave passes to the  Orange Free State pupils attending the  colonial colleges who wanted to go home  and fight,the British.  London, December 12.���Governor .Milner of Cape Colony is considering the dismissal of Schreiner and his colleagues.  OF THE BATTLE  By Julian Ralph.  !*_>  London, December 11.���Julian Ltnlph,  describing the battle at Magersfontein.  in a special dispatch to the Daily Mail,  says the Boers were entrenched at Magersfontein, four miles off Modder river.  At dawn the Highlanders, advancing  across the veldt, were suddenly .subjected  to a murderous fire from the trenches,  about 200 yards in front. The greater  part of the fearful loss ot" the day was  thus .suffered in a single minute. Startled and overwhelmed, the brigade retired quickly, but soon rallied and retained their position. This was on the  left. On the right the Guards brigade  advanced across tlie veldt against the  outside trenches, and fought an invisible  foe for fifteen hours. At eleven in the  morning the Gordon Highlanders were  sent forward. "The Boers allowed them  to pass one line of trenches and then enfiladed them." The fighting only ceased  with nightfall.   ���_     Want Compulsory Education.  MoNTttKAr., December Vi.���-The society  for the protection of the women and children of this city is urging the necessity  of compulsory education among the children of the parents who neglect that essential.  Government May Resign.  Vinnna, December Vi.���Theie are unconfirmed rumors current that the government has resigned, or is about to  resign, on account of the persistent Czech  obstructions*. -  Only a Etrmor,  Ottawa, December 18.���A rumor was  current on  the streets today that the  Canadian contingent was engaged in the  Modder River fight and tliat s'oine of its  THIRTY THOUSAND MORE MEN  May be Sent to the Cape... __  London, December 1-L���Raeh important battle seems to bring a reverse for  the British, and the papers this morning  sorrowfully admit that lord Methuen's  check at Magersfontein is the most serious event the war has yet produced. The  Morning Post says: "Wo have had our  day of humiliation appointed for us, let  us accept it humbly and nobly, and be  better and stronger for the lesson it has  taught us. This last reverse will make  us a fresh butt in Kurope. Tliere was  never a more apt occasion to prove to  Europe what we are worth."  The position lord Methuen assaulted is  thus described by a correspondent: Magersfontein range terminates on the east  with an abrupt saddle rock some 150 feet  high. Boer entrenchments were all  around this whole front. The position  was some two miles long, due east and  west. The western ends of the trenches  followed the contour of the kopjes, and  afforded a retreat.  It is estimated here that lord Methuen's  forces amounted to 11,000 men and perhaps more. No reliable estimate of his  losses has as yet been received. They  are believed to have been at least 450.  All the papers comment upon the extreme gravity of the situation, and upon  the momentuous decision lord Methuen  now has tolhaife, whether to remain at  Modder River or to retire on Orange  river.  The Times says : "At least .".0,000 additional men must be sent out. The  entire available reserve must be called  out, and the militia and volunteers  turned to account. Efforts must be made  to increase the local colonial forces, and  further offers of troops from Canada and  other colonies must be, sought and  accepted."  The Standard, which comments upon  the seemingly astonishing number of the  Boers, is driven to the conjecture that a  substantial portion of the Boer commandos has beeu recruited from the Cape  Dutch. All eyes are now turned hopefully to general Buller. The Standard  says: "At this moment there must be  few men in her majesty's dominion who  have as great a weight of cares upon  them as general Buller carries on his  shoulders."  London, December 13.���The war office  received the following dispatch from  general Forestier-Walker: "Capetown.  Tuesday, December 12.���Methuen" wires  that general Wauchope was killed in action yesterday. General Wauchope of  the Black Watch commanded the Highlander brigade with general Methuen's  column. He served in Anshanti, Egypt  and the Soudan. Ho was frequently  mentioned in dispatches. Twice he*-contested Midlothian, once against Mr. .Gladstone. He was a great favorite in the  army.  Frichi. Cami', Natal, December 12.���The  Boer.s are still shelling Lndy>mith. The  heat is terrible.  rHURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 14,  1890.  PUBLISHED AT NELSON. BRITISH COLUMBIA.  DAILY (BT MAIL) $6 A YEAR; WEEKLY.   $2.  members suffered. Inquiry at the militia  department,'however, failed to elicit anything more than what was received Monday night from colonel Otter at Belmont,  that all was well.  Will be Buried at Kingston.  Kingston, Ontario, December 18.-���The  death of sir George Kirkpatrick at Toronto causes deep sorrow in this city, his  old home. He was beloved by all classes  of eiti/.ens. The funeral takes place to  Cataraqni cemetery, where the remains  will lie alongside those of the late sir  John A. Macdonald and sir Alexander  Campbell.   A Boy Murderer Sentenced.  Saratoga, New York, December 13.���  Irving Shaw, 11 years old, of Providence,  Saratoga county, was today convicted of  murdering his "playmate, Jesse Blanche at  Providence last Oetober. Justice Stover  sentenced him to life imprisonment. He  is believed to be the youngest life-  prisoner in the state.  Refused to Reduce the Rates,  Qukrkc, December 13.���The Canadian  Underwriters' Association have refused  to reduce fire insurance rates in tliis city  owing to the alleged inefficiency of the  fire brigade.   CLOSER SUPERVISION DEMANDED  Of Shipping at Delagoa Bay.  London, December 13.���The Cape Town  correspondent of the Times says: "There  is great dissatisfaction with the condition  of affairs at Delagoa Bay. Lorenzo Mar-  ques. is rapidly being made a regular  Transvaal emporium, and becoming the  headquarters for Transvaal agents of  evei*y description who are yable to communicate freely with other agents and  with Kurope. The preventing of the importation of machinery and materials  required for the state worked mines,  explosives for the government's  factory, and even of actual ammunition,  has beeu enormously increased by the  practical impossibility of conducting a  thorough .search of foreign vessels professedly conveying food. The course  adopted by the Imperial government is  regarded as helping seriously to prolong  the war, and to benefit foreign shippers  sit the expense of the British, who, in  any case, ara not able to trad*-* with .the  enemy.. Delagoa Bay, in the present-  state of affairs, is more useful to the  Boers than*if it were actually in Transvaal territory.   ' Canadian Money in New York.  Nicw Fork* December 13.���The local  agencies of the united banks have received since Priday of last Aveek $2,000,-  000 in gold from Montreal aud other  points of the Dominion. Of this sum the  Bank of Montreal received $1,250,000 and  the Bank of British North America $200,-  000 by express, while the Canadian Bank  of Commerce received $500,000 by mail.  These banks took advantage of the money  rate situation today' and were free lenders of money.        THE DUNSMUIR ORGAN REVOLTS  Against Party Leadership.  Victoria, December 13.���[Special to  The Tribune.]���A flutter iu politics followed the announcement this morning  that the manifesto in favor, of Charles  Wilson, Q. C, as leader of the Conservatives has been sent from Vancouver for  signature in Kootenay. It seems that although a choice of the majority of the  committee named at the Westminster  convention to nominate leader, he has  little if any support from Victoria. The  Colonist, in the course of a column editorial, intimates that the Wilson move  antedated by several months the convention that was supposed to have fathered  it, Mr. Wilson having for a considerable'  time been under the impression that his  hour had come, and continues: "We desire to be distinctly understood that the  local opposition in the provincial legislature as at present constituted and led  proposes to remain intact aud to fight  the battle for good government upon the  same lines as it has been following for  the last sixteen months." The Colonist  further states that the Wilson movement  "has not the united support even of the  committee sent to notify Mr. "Wilson of  the selection of himself as leader of the  new party. When tlie government is defeated, and a new one has been formed  out of the opposition, it will not be  formed on federal lines.  Our Minister of Agriculture Honored.  New York, December 13.��� The Anaei-i*  can Guernsey Cattle Club is holding its  twenty-first annual meeting iu this city.  Sydney Fisher of Knowltoii, Quebec, Was  re-elected as one of the two vice-,  presidents.' *.      .-���.���.,������*.  m  m  *  *!.  m  m  m  m  !i.  ���p  m  m  m  m  m  i��  w*  *  *  m  m  m  m  m  m  m  m  m  m  *���  a.  m  m  m  m  '**&  ,,* *��-��-��-5-M-i-i-*������*^  METHUEN NOT ABLE TO MAKE HEADWAY.  London, December 13.���General'Methuen's report from Modder River shows that he met with a serious check on Monday and  suffered heavy loss.  London, December 13.���General Forestier-Walker, telegraphing* from Cape Town at 3:30 today, sends the following* dispatch from lord Methuen, dated. Modeler River, Tuesday, December 12th, 7:30 p.m.:  "As the Boers occupied their trenches strong*ly this morning,  1 retired in perfect order here, where T am in security. I have  o-athered from some of the prisoners and from our men with the  ambulances, who talked with the Boers, that the enemy's losses  were terrible, some corps being completely wiped out. The Boers  have been most kind to my wounded."  .*��je*****��*''^^  *  *  *  Or  iti  *  *  Hi  iii  iii  iti  iti  iti  iti  ib  iti  iii  Hi  Hi  iii  iii  iii  Hi  Oi  iii  0i  iii  iii  di  Hi  Hi  iii  iii  iii  iii  iii  ill  iii  iii  iii  Hi  Hi  iii  ,**  IT  WAS   A   DRAWN   BATTLE  Both Sides Suffered Severely.  ...Modder '   River,   December   12.���The  British casualties included the marquis of;  Winchester, major of the Second Battalion Coldstream Guards, who was killed,  and colonel Downham of the First battalion of the Gordon Highlanders, who was  mortally   wounded.      When   the Highlanders met the murderous point-blank  fire  of   the  Boers, about  two  hundred  were  mown . down :   the Black Watch  regiment on reforming was only able to  muster 140 men.     The Boers also  lost  severely in the trenches and also in the  wire entanglements when they came into  the open iu an attempt to make a flank  attack   on   the   British.      The  .terrific  British    artillery    fire     provoked     no  response except from   the    Boeiy  rifles  until  nearly I-o'clock iu  the. afternoon,  when \   the    -   Gordon        Highlanders  formed up  to  renew  the  attack on the  entrenched kopje.   They advanced witli  the utmost gallantry to the attack, close  to the place  where  lay their  dead and  wounded comrades of the  Highlanders'  brigade.     The   enemy   opened   Avith   a  heavy shrapnel  fire  us  the British  advanced, and it was found physical ly impossible to take the* Boer trenches.   The  British got within 200 yards,  but could  not get nearer.    It was here that colonel  Downham fell.   The Boers had  free recourse   to   barbed   wire entanglements,  which offered great obstacles even after  the damage inflicted by the British artillery fire.    This morning (Tuesday)  both  sides  occupied  the  positions  they  held  before the battle.    The  greatest bravery  was  displayed  by  both  tho officers and  the men.    The wounded include lieutenant-colonel A. E. Codrington and captain  Stirling, both of the first battalion of the  _Coldstream~Guard.s.  The Boers posted among some thick  bushes to the east maintained a most  destructive fire on our right. With the  remarkable talent for taking cover which  the Boers always display, they were,  generally speaking, virtually silenced;  and although the enemy's artillery was  practically silenced, this rifle fire was so  persistent and concentrated, .i.s well as  usually well aimed, tliat it was absolutely  impossible for the British infantry to  take the position by assault. At the first  advance of the Highlanders the Boers'  shooting, probably owing to the darkness,  was somewhat high, otherwise the British losses should have been still heavier.  London, December 14.*-A special dispatch from Pretoria, by way of Lorenzo  Marque1/,, says: "While the battle of  Magersfontein was proceeding, the Free  State artillery engaged an armored train  along the railway line toward Belmont.  Forty-one prisoners belonging to.the first  battalion of the Gordon Highlanders have  traversed Jacobsdal. In the last attack  on Surprise Hill three leading Pretoria  townsmen were killed and several others  were Avounded, causing great sorrow  here."  London, December 14.--The Associated  Press understands that the war office  yesterday (Wednesday) decided, in consequence of lord Methuen's losses at  Magersfontein, to mobilize the eighth  division in reserve and to send the seventh  division to the Cape. Certain foreign  stations will probably be garrisoned with  militia, and if necessary volunteers will  be eai led to take the places of tlie militia  at home. It is also likely that the militia  reserve will be sent Out to join their  respective battalions, and the war office  intends to order out four more battalions  of .i.ilitia for permanent duty.  GAS-WORKS CORNER STONE LAID  With Appropriate Ceremonies.  The cornerstone of the"Nelson Coke &  Gas Company's extensive buildings was  laid yesterday afternoon.    The trowel of  honor was wielded  by mayor Neelands,  and the addresses which followed were  felicitous.   The corner stone is located on  the northeast angle of the office building,  where a large party of citizens assembled  about 3 o'clock.    David Morris, engineer  of the Economical Gas Construction Company, which  is  installing the plant, did  the honors, in conjunction with  F.  Burnett, who is manager of the Nelson Coke  & Gas Company. Among those in attendance  were:   Mayor  Neelands,  aldermen  Beer, Fletcher, Hillyer,and Kirkpatrick,  Rev. Mr.  Frew  aiid Rev;. Mr. Akehurst,'  F. W.' Peters, H.  Hall, "J. M. Lay, H. E. ���  Beasley, G*.  McFarland, AV. A,  Galliheiy  ri. li: Bellamy, Dr.'Arthur," W. It. Jarvis,  J. K. Strachan, R.  M. Macdonald, H. R.  Cameron, C. D. Jarvis, W.  J.  Thompson,  T. J. Sims, H. J. Evans and E. Ferguson.  A copper receptacle was  placed within  the stone containing the following articles :   A copy of the current issue of Thk  Tribune, a copy of  the Miner, a  list, of  the officer.*, of the Economical  Gas Construction Company, a list of the  officers  of the Nelson Coke and Gas  Com pony, a  copy of the franchise given   by  the  city  to the gas company, imda list of the city  elective officials. Engineer Morris handed  a shining trowel to the mayor, who carefully distributed a coat  of  mortar  beneath the stone.     The  tackle  was  then  released,  and  amid  a   round  of  hearty  cheers his worship announced,''I declaie  the stone well and truly laid."  A speech was called for, and the mayor  responded. He extended his compliments to the construction ~company,~Avho~  had carried out their work in a decidedly  business-like manner. The establishment  would undoubtedly be a credit to the  company and to the city as well, .Since  the franchise had been issued there had  been lots of "gas" on the street corners  and it was gratifying to know that in a  short time the citizens would have the  genuinearticle in their homes. (Laughter).  , Mr. Morris responded on behalf of the  company by remarking that all his gas  was of the natuial variety, but he was  pleased to welcome the citizens present  under such pleasing circumstances.  Mr. Burnett, manager of the gas company, was introduced and received with  hearty applause. He contributed a neatly-turned speech. When about leaving  the east for Nelson he had asked hi**!  friends what prospect there was for the  city of Xelson, and the response had been  "'Very bright. Nelson will have a population of 30,000 in ten years." This was  an evidence of the confidence which eastern people had in Nolson, and the company which he represented furnished further proof as to the fact, for they had  invested a very large sum of money in  the new gas-works. The building operations would be pushed forward rapidly,  and in a short time the works would be  turning out coke, a new industry and one  which promised to bring Nelson into even  greater prominence as a commercial centre. The company wliich would conduct  tlie new plant was not the "Economical,"  as sotne of the gentlemen had remarked,  but he could vouch for the .���statement tliat  the company would endeavor in every  possible manner to meet the wishes of  citizens as to prices and service, and  would spare no effort to merit then' patronage.   (Applause.)  XV. A. Galliher added a few hapjiy re  marks. He was pleased to note the excellent business policy pursued by the  gas company, and congratulated them on  the progress already accomplished. The  industry was new to Nelson and ho hoped  that those who had embarked their  funds in the industry would be well repaid. He was at all times prepared to  encourage the investment of new capital  in Nelson, and thought it significant that  the gas people had tho confidence to invest a very large sum in city property.  They deserved patronage and he sincerely  trusted the company would meet with  every success.  Alderman Pletohcr remarked that, the  establishment of the gas works was a  marked stage in the history of the city of  .Nelson. It proved that the community  was keeping pace with .the times, and he  sincerely trusted the com].any which had  ' displayed the pluck to invest their money  in an expensive plant would meet Avith a  measure of success beyond their expect-'  ���: ation.  Felicitious short speeches were made  by Rev. Mr. Akehurst and Rev. Mr.  Frew, and Messrs. Peters, McDonald,  Hillyer, Beer, Beasley and McFarland,  after which the gathering was informally  entertained in one of the construction  buildings.  HEAVY ODDS AGAINST METHUEN  But He Inflicted Great Damage.  London, December 14.���The special  correspondent,of the Daily Mail at Modder River, describing the fighting, says :  "The Boer trenches extended far beyond  the kopje and the open plain. Those on  the plain were hidden by screens of  leaves. Those near the kopje were  guarded by a double Hue of barbed Avire,  evidently for fear of our storming and  bayonet     attack. We    raked     the  kopje and trenches Avith .an intense  and Avell-directed fire of ' thirty  guns, including a naval gun  and hoAvitzer battery, both using lyddite.  I believe they inflicted severe damage.  The Boer prisoners report that oue lyd-1  dite shell "fell among forty men, only five  of wliom escaped unhurt. Other shells  burst in the enemy's laager, causing its  complete destruction. The Boers are still  hi Itwgcr- i'm-cc than we foiiml ~t_ie.i_"i.c-  Modder river, outnumbering us by almost three to one. Tiie Transvaalers are  apparently dominating in their military  councils, although in a minority."  Alaskan- Boundary Appointments.  Washington, December 13.-���Tlie government of (treat Britain has designated  F. Wright, astronomer at Ottawa, as its  representative in the deliminatiou of the  provisional boundary line betAveen Alaska and Canada about the head of Lynn  canal, under the terms of the modus vi-  \*endi of Oetober. The government of  the United States has designated O. If.  Titman, assistant superintendent ofthe  coast and geodetic "survey, fo act iu a  similar capacity.  WHY NOT PULLJFF THE RACE  Pn the River at Nelson.  M. Peard, who represented Jake Gaudaur, the world'.*, champion oarsmen, iu  his race Avith Johnston at Vancouver last  year, has received a letter from .lames  Stanbury, the Australian oarsman, from  'whom Gaudaur wrested the championship in 1800 over the Thames course, iu  England. Stanbury states that he would  like to meet Gaudnur next year on Bur-  rard inlet, Vancouver, iu a race for the  championship of the world and a stake  of $2500 a side, provided he be allowed  $500 expenses.  At the present time Stanbury is only  31 years of age, while Gaudaur, who  should have long since joined the ranks  of the superannuated, is 43. He, Gaudaur, traveled to England, without q, cent  of expense being awarded him, met Stanbury in 1890 and Avon back to Canada  the title of champion Avhich Hanlan had  so foolishly lost in fornier years. It.  seems a childish proposition on Stan-  bury's part to ask for expenses in a race  of this kind, but there is little doubt but  that the A'eteran Gaudaur Avill agree to  meet him if he again reaches this  country..  Three Locals.   ���  > Last evening mayor Neelands, alderman Beer, city clerk Strachan, assistant  city clerk Wasson, and W. J. Thompson,  chief of tho fire department, AA'aited upon  Mr. aiid Mrs. W. R. Jarvis, and on behalf  of the members of the city council and -  civic employees presented Mr. and Mrs.  Jarvis with a handsome dinner service  and a substantial check. Mayor Neelands  made the presentation speech to whieh  chief Jarvis replied feelingly.  R. F. Green, M. P. P., of Kaslo, is in Nelson for a day or two en route tothe  toAvns in the Slocan to learn the Avishes  and .wants of the people as to legislation.  Mr. Green reports business fairly good at  Kaslo, and Avell up to the average of last  year. Being a btrong Conservative, "Bob"  is highly elated at the success of the  party in Manitoba.  C. C. Farrell of Moyie is in toAvn. He  reports his town in fairly good condition.  Officers Installed. c  The installation of the officers of Kootenay Chapter No. 120 AA'ere installed at  Kaslo on Tuesday eA'ening by excellent  companions Quinlau, Chipman and Adams, the board of installing principals.  The officers installed were excellent companion Robert Green, Z;5 excellent com-  panion-Trumball, II; excellent companion  Byers, J; companion Goodenough, scribe'  E; companion H. _ Giegricb, '"jicribe N :"*  companion F. IWTownsend, principal "sojourner: companion Alex Menzie, senior  sojourner; and companion John Walker,  junior sojourner. '   .    ,      , *  J  Miners' Union Organized at Moyie.       . -  On Tuesday   night James Wilks, _ district organizer of tlie Western Federation  of Miners, orgauizeda union at Moyie, in-  East Kootenay, with 7(.'members to start  with. The folloAving officers AA'ere elected:  President, M. L. Hollister; vice-president,.  William Mills ;  financial-secretary, Alex  J. Chisholm ; corresponding-secretary, W: -  li. Hocking;    treasurer,  Donald, E.  McDonald ;    conductor,    Harry   Dimmiek-;  warden, W. H, Darby:  delegates to district association, William Mills and David  ,f. Elmer.  WERE PACKED LIKE SARDINES > THE MOLLY GIBSON A SHIPPER  On tlie Sardinian.  CA N A J >! A N   CONTI NO J.NT  , 1800-1000  NoA'ember loth, ISflO -0 a. 111. -To (he  Tribune : We have jnM, sighted a steamer  and hope to get off letter*-.. All arc well  so far. tho'we aro packed like sardine*-..  The Aveather is very hot, and thf* men's  quarters are hot. Hell i*> aniiid term for  the hold Avhoro the men arc this weather.  Asked file Hare hist uight about things.  He said they wure not sleeping at all on  account of the heat, but got a chance to  sleep at odd time** on deck. Officers are  110 better oil'. I have had to sleep in the  saloon or the dr>ck or anywher.*, ,'is our  cabin is (> by fi square and 7 feel, high,  and there arc four of us in it Avi.h our  baggage. The grub is fair and lots of it.  We carry on regular system of transport  service, a full description of Avhich you  Avill see in the Montreal .Star or Herald or  in the Toronto Globe or Mail.  Big    Lee   looks avpII.     Dickson    looks  Avell      but     has     a     .sprained      ankle.  Paterson     looks     well.        All    are    as  hard as naiis.    I hope to  get   Dickson a  stripe in a few days ;  but as there are so  many certificated officers, XCO'sand men  in the ranks, it is hard.   McIInrg of Holland   i.s  a  lance corporal.    He  resigned '  his commission before he enlisted.    The ,  Kaslo boys are very fit;  .so are tlie Kam- !  loops  boys.     Moodie  composed  a  song, |  Avhich is sung a great deal on board.   .See !  Globe.   The horses are doing avoII.    In j  fact everything is as good as can  be ex- I  peeted under tiie circumstances.  H'��fH:'_Ns.  Want Good Boads.  Tokoxto, Decembei- 13.���Fifty representatives of municipal councils throughout the province met yesterday t() discuss  the good roads nioyementi  The Wagon Road Completed.   .  The Avagon road between Kokanee  Landing on the outlet and the Molly  Gibson mine has beeu completed, and "ore  is now being hauled over it to the landing, where suitable tran,s_'er facilities aro  being put in. There is a large quantity  of ore. sacked at the mine ready for shipment, and it is not unlikely that the  shipments will be regular from this time  on. Nelson district now has the following producing mines: Molly Gibson,  Athabasca, Granite, Poorman, Silver  King. Exchequer and Fern, Avhose aggregate yield should not be far from $2,000,-  000 a year.  No Monev Available,  F. W. Swannell, secretary of the board  of trade, has received a communication  fiom .1. O. MacLeod, superintendent of  the railway mail service at' Vancouver,  in regard to the matter of placing mail  clerks on the Ci-oav's Nest Pass raihvay.  Mr. MacLeod states that, the controller at  Ottawa has advised him that as there  are no fund-* available for the establishment of a postal car .service ou that line,  no action can be taken just at present.  Tlie minister has, hoAvever," gh'en instructions, to have the necessary amount  placed in the estimates Avhich come lie-  fore parliament next session, and it is  therefore very probable that mail clerks  Avill be employed on the above railway  ne\t spring.  Cabinet Crisis in Spain.  MAOfti'V December 13.���The chamber  of deputies today, by a vote of 101  against 100, rejected a motion demanding  the abolition of the undei'-.��.ecretaryship  of the navy, and of other posts of tho *  ministers of marine. OAving to the elose-  ne.es of the vote, a ministerial crisis is believed to be imminent. THE  TRIBUNE:  NELSON, B. C. THURSDAY DECEMBER 14 1899.  ��i  ���PI'S*  mi  mm^  |is-aia*^i  m?  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  BUY    NOW  Do not A\*ait until the last moment. "Tis a Avell knoAvn fact that  only the earlj' buyers of Xmas goods get the plums, and as Xmas Eve approaches the assortment of these goods gets badly broken. Therefore Ave  Avould advise our customers to buy early, when they can have ample time to  select their goods and not Avail, until the hurry and rush of Xmas. Our  stock of these goods i.s undoubtedly one of the best assorted in the city, consisting of Ladies' Silk Handkerchiefs, Kid and Mocha Gloves and Mitts, fancy  Fans. Blouse Silks, (in blouse lengths only). Silk Blouses, etc.  We have not forgotten the men either. There has lately come to our  furnishing department a uoav and complete range of men'*-. Necl.AVcar in  Mow���=, Derby Moan ing Muds and Cuffs; .Men's .Silk Lined Kid ami Mocha  Glove-, Plain and Fancy !->ilk llandkerckiei". Fancy Top Shii Is, etc. We  have aNo added a line ol Fancy Vet-.. The**-,* goods are a little out of outline, but they ate -o pretty we could not lesist buying. Needless to <*ay the  pi ices ate tight.  to  MARTIN  O'REILLY & CO.  HOUSTON   BLOCK.   BAKER   STREET.  o?*E!**r*m:s c-a_s*h:  esse*,  M  Ha.ndk:erchiefs  Our Silk Handkerchiefs for Christmas trade are now to hand  A large assortment to select trom, 15c and up.  '3rd major Marsh was about 24 hours behind Aguinaldo, who believed he had  found an inacessable refuge. Aguinaldo  Avas greatly affected on hearing of the  death of his chief of staff .and instantly  prepared for flight.  The Technicalities of the Law.  Montr ba i. December 13.���In the  O'Neill fraud case today judge Choquotte  discovered a flaw in the evidence taken  by judge Sicotte in Chicago, and at Lansing, Michigan, and Pontine, Michigan. It  appears that according to Canadian laAV,  the stenographer avIio took the oA'idenee  should have savomi that his notes were  correct, Avhich Avas not done. in consequence a new commission may be necessary. Decision on the matter aviis reserved.  Counterfeiter Sentenced.  Ho*-row December 13.���William Davidson, one of the band of alleged counterfeiters recently detected in Winthrop,  avus sentenced to serve four years in state  prison by judge LoavcII of the circuit  court here today on a plea of guilty. The  indictment charged the defendant Avith  counterfeiting .$'__ bills of the Dominion  of Canada.  HUDSON'S BAY  COMPANY.  0  W  %  ��� *���*=__.��� *  ��  m  ��� ^ < *c  m  mt  .fe^.*;  m  Time  at This Store  to  <  In "Looking: Around" is Never Wasted.  Special Sale For One Week Only  t��  %  IN THE  Silk   Department,  MEN'S OUTFITTER  Sign ot the RED HAT, Baker St., Nelson  J. F. WEIR  Wholesale  Houses  GROCERIES.  AMACDONAU) & CO.-Coiner Veinon and .Tosc  ��� phme sticcN, wholesale gioecis .md jobbos in  blankets, glo.e., mitls. boots, liibbci*-*, niaokinaA\s and  minci .'biiiNliiL-..  O0TENAY   SUPPLY    COMPANY,    LIMITED-  Vcinon stieet, Nehon, -wholesale (.loceis.  fOHN   CHOLniTCH  ���*v. holesalo gi ocei ..  &  CO.���Fiont street,  Nelson,  COAL.  CKOAVS  VK.ST  PASS* COAL COMPANY-AVholc  <*al** dcakis in coal and coke.   Ch.ulu. St. 13<ubc,  Agent. Haker ��*treet, Nelson.  HAJIDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.  ���JT DYKRS & CO.���Corner Baker and Josephine <*ti eet s,  ���*-'������   Kelson, wholesale dcalcis in haul ware and mining  snpplipfc..   Agenth fo_ Grnnt Powder Co.  T AAVRKXCE HARDWARE COMPANY���B.iker St.,  ���*-* Nelson, A\holcbale dealers in hardware and mining*  Bupplieb, ai'd Nsater aud plumbers' supplies.   ���\7ANC0UV__R HARDWARE COMPANY, LIMITED  v    ���Baker street, Nelbon, -.vholewile dealers'in hard-  ware and nun. ng r-upplieb, plumbers and tinsmiths'sup  plies.   CRATED AND  MINERAL WATERS. '  rpHORPE & C 0., LIMITKD.-Coi ner Vernon and Cedar  ���*���   streets,  ScUoii, inamifactuieis of and  wholeSpile  dealers m fenited waters and fiutt syrups.   Sole agents  for Halcjon Spun-*-, mine lal water.   ASSAYERS' SUPPLIES.  WF. TI.ET7.KT_ & CO.-Coincr Baker ard Jose  ��� phine streets, Nelson, wholcsalo dealers in as-  sajers Mipphes. Agents for Denver Fne Clay Co. of  Denver. Colorado.   LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  TURNER, BEETON & CO.-Corner Vernon and Josephine btreets, Nelson, wholesalo dealers in liquors,  cigars and dry goods. Agent* for Pabst Biewing Co. of  Milwaukee and Calgary Brewing Co. of Calgap.   COMMISSION MERCHANTS.  HJ "EVANS & CO.���Bilker street, Nelson, wholesale  ��� dealers in liquois, cigars, cement, tire brick and  tire claj, water pipe and fcteel tails, and geneial com  mibsion merchants.   FLOUR AND FEED,  BRACKMAN & KER MILLING COMPANY t>TD.-  Fiont street, Nelson, wholesale dealers in flour, oatmeal, etc., and hay and gram. Mills at Edmonton, Victoria, and New Ave_t_t_inhU.r.  CIGARS.  KOOTENAY CIGAR MANUFACTURING CO.-Cor  ner Baker nnd Hall btreets, Nelhon, manufticLiiiors  of "Rosal Seal" and ".vcolena*, Bel lo" brands of cigars  PAINTS  AND   OILS.  NELSON HARDWARE COMPANY-Bakcr Street-  Wholebale dealers in paints, oilb, and brnshcb of all  kinds,   Kargeiit stock in Kootenn..     FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  P   BURNS & CO.-Bakei hticet,  Nolson, -wholesale  ��   dealers in fiesh and cured moats.   Cold -jtoiaifc.  POWDER, CAPS AND FUSE.  " agreement, parole or special, express or  " implied, made previous to the importa-  " tion or immigration ol' such alien or  " foreigner, to perform labor or service of  " any kind in Canada," We believe that  the government holds that it must be  proved that an actual contract shall liave  been made between the employer and  the imported laborer before the latter  stepson Canadian soil; that advertisements inserted in foreign neAVspapers encouraging men to come to Canada and  agreements Avith the managers of foreign  employment agencies have no Aveight in  law; thai the personal solicitation of  employer?, even if the solicitation  i*- made on foreign soil, cuts no figure.  The Alien Labor Act of Canada is  Avhat the Eight-Hour Law of British  Columbia would be with the penal clause  omitted.' The men foi Avhom it Avas  passed find it is a mere husk when they  begin to chew it.  INCORPORATED 1670.  The Rossland Minor wraps the knuckles of Mr. Devine, secretary of the Rossland Miners' Union, for making unfair  statements at a public meeting held to  discuss the que��tion of the non-employment of Chinese. Mr. Devine stated that  the anti-Chine.se movement Avould not receive encouragement from either the  business element or the press. The Miner  says such a statement is untruthful;  that the Miner has consistently adA*ocated  the exclusion of Chinamen, not only  from all kinds of employment, but from  the couutry-itself. Tho Chinese question  can easily be settled, so far as this section of British Columbia i��- concerned.  Let the people who object to tiie Chinese  quit patronizing Chinese and those who  employ or patronize them.  We Mope  No one will be without  the necessary liquids to  brighten up Xmas.  Just Received  Direct shipment from  Europe 150 cases Pom-  mery Champagne, 200  cases assorted Tiquers.  .V,  22-inch Black TafFeta, $1 quality at  22-inch Black Taffeta, 85c quality at  21-inch Colored Taffeta, $1 quality at  22-inch Black Satin, $1 quality at  22-inch Black Satin, $1.25 quality at  22-inch Black Satin, $1.50 quality at  22-inch Black Pean De Soie, $2 quality at  22-inch Black Pean De Soie, $1.15 quality at  20-inch Colored Bengaline, $1.25 quality at  Broche Silk in all evening shades  50 Dress Patterns in Plain and Fancy Mixtures   80c  ��� ���������������������������65c  ..........75c   ,75c   $1  ...... ...$1.25  .       ........$1.50   $1.15   75c  $1 to $3.50 per yard  ...$2 to $15  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to"  toi  to:  to i  to  to'  to:  *  i  ASK  FOR   OUR   SPECIAL' XMAS  HAMPER    LIST.  $*  $  %.  jAed.Jmim  to  to  to  to  to  to  i  to  ..':;  to  to  to  to  (  to  i  \  to  use'OR/ENTAL'SiLK U*l*&  303 Baker and 303 Josephine Streets.  *_*S^  mm^,  \��m  m^  c=>-  _^  Hudson's Bay Co.  Telephone 13  Denials arc uoav in order.   The  mine  manager.s   who attended  the   Rossland  HATnn,T0N  POWDER COMPANY���Maker Mrrct.    inoetintr are  makintr   denials    Tlir*v<siv  Kelson.   m.innfp.cUircis   of    djlmnute,   Hporllng, -1        ��   -1'*'-,KU-fe   ��i*-niais.     iliey S.ay  Nelson,   maniifacturcin _    .     .   HlumpHig ftntl black bliisliiij; po��durs, vliolcsnlc doulors  ��ti capb nnd fuse, .md cleclrio bliwl intg appnnil tm,  PROVISIONS, PRODUCE AND FRUITS.  that the meeting had no political significance.    It is beginning to look as if this  mv/ *r .pjii/i.o, rnujjuvD  ___._s  iauiip), | ....  PARSONS  PRODUCE   COMPANY���Vernon  M.reet, ' comitry A\as*   suflering JVom   "\oo  nuifh  Nelhon, vlioles,ilc (leulerh in  provlstonh, produce, I <���  nnd fruits.   Agent, for S-fl 1ft & Co. bacon -tnti Uiun*.  JY. GR1.TIX & CO���Comer Vornon aisdJosepluno  ���   Htieet-i,  .Velhon,  ->\holci.ilo deulen.  in  provblon**,  cured nieaUi, butter and cj_ti8.         FR. STEWART & CO.���AVaichouwf. On C.l'.R.track,  ��� fool of SUijiloj blieot, Ntlhon, Atholexnlu dualeis nt  provisions, produce and fiuit. Cold storage. Atfenta  Armour & Co 'h bacoi), balrib. laid and other products.   MANITOBA PRODUCE AND COMMISSION CO,  Md. ��� Nelson   bi anoh,   Hull   htreel.    Whole-ale  dealers in butter, eggs and cbee-e.   _  SASH AND DOORS.       "~  NELSON SAW AND PJ.ANING MILLS, LIIIITRD-  Corner Front and Hall sticcts, Nel_on, inanufao-  turera of and wholesale dealers in sash and door1.; all  kinds of factory work mado to order.   WINES AND CIGARS.  CALIFORNIA WINE COMPANY, LIMITED-Corner Front and Hall streets, Nelson, wholesale dealerf?  in wines (caseand bulk) and domesl ic and imported ciftars.  Section 1 of "An Act to re .ti ict the  importation and employment of Aliens"  reads as folIoAvs : "From and after the  " passing of this Act it shall be unhtAvful  " fop any person, company, partnership  ���' or corporation, in any .tiarnisr. to pre**  " pay the transportation, or in any way  " to assist or encourage, the importation  " ov immigration of any. alien or i'ore-  ff igner into Canada,  under  contract .or  mine manager.  Broke Even.  Touonto, December Vi.-���The following  aro thp retains of the four bye-elections  for scats iti the Ontario legislature:  South Ontario--Hon. John Dryden,  Liberal, elected by a majority of lio'l over  Calder.  South IIrant���Preston, Liberal, elected  by a majority of 439 oa*ci- Henry.  East Klgin���G. A. Brewer. Conservative, elected by ."58 majority over Mclntyre  Wesl Elgi.i���Macdiarmid, Cou*-erva-  thc, elected by a majority of 2J over  MoXish.  This leaves the Ross government Avith  a good Avorking majority, with the confidence, evidently, of the country, and  with the assistance in its cabinet councils of ono of its oldest and ablest members.    Getting Close to Aguinaldo.  Manila, December 13.���A dispatch just  received from Gei'vantes says major  Marsh' completely routed general Del  Pilar'*? force oh December 3rd Jn a fight  in a mountain .'.000 feet above the sea,  Del Pilar was-killed,' two Americans were'  killed ami nine wounded..*-'* On December i  Parson's  Produce  Company  WHOLESALE  Butter,  Eggs,  Cheese,  Green  Fruits,  Cured  Meats,  Vegetables  SHIPPERS OF THE EARLY  BREAKFAST BRAND OF EGGS  and.  ��� Full-Stocks  carried- at_ Nelson.  Rossland.    Mail orders solicited.  NOTICE   OP   ASSIGNMENT.  Piir->uttnt So ���'( rcdilor*. Tiu-,1 TVeds Act" and aniendini'  Act-,.  Notice w hciclir Kn.cn ihat Thonipis Stanley Hum-  phi*e)f,and John wiii**.t.ui<.r 1'ittoi.L, t..idiiiK undti* the  llrm name of Humphioj. k*c 1'ittoik as moiclwuts on  UdUer street. Nt-lhon, Hnti'.h Cvliiiubla, have b. dcud  tearing rliLto* the I .ith day of Doccmhci, 18!t9, w-si!<ii('<l nil  their pei -foniil < *.t.itc, 11 i*di* m anilotlci'ts (hot h ]) ti t nci ship  mid pi'nate) which ii'itj be sold oiiiloi*execution -.n<l all  thuir leal estate (hotli p.irlneiship and jifn.itol to  Webster .'nrciiMti 'Craves of Ihe ( ity ol Nelson, BiiUsh  C'olumbiu, ountJiK tor, in hnst as trustee lor oeditoi .  (bolh pailneisliijiand liuv.ile. fui the puipose of disln-  I'litlull ani(ini_p.| the s,iid ciedUOi, nci uidtt'gto l.iu.  The said deed of .assignment w.wcm'i iit.d \>\ the said  Tlionuis btanH'j Hiiiii|ilui<}- and ,Iolm Win .tiinu: l'it>  toLk niid b% tho smd W i-hntcr I'oicinuii Ti.ues on (lie  said l_th day of I'i-i umbe., 18'.1,  And fuither isiki nollie that n inectmi,' of th�� wid  crulitors w.ll hu held nt the oftli e of (inllihct k, \\ iKoii,  p-oheitois, Hnl,it slieel, Nebiin. 11 ( . on hi idtiv the >_nd  d.iv of Deieinher, IS'. I, at the hour of tnouvloi I. in the  ufl-inoon  All <<c<liloi p, aie i-npilied on or hefnie the Siiih d,n ol  nc< enihei. lsii<l, tu tile their claim . ��iih the lni-t.e, cltilj  inovcdn-' pi<nide<l In the said net suiting the iiuionni  and niit'iie theieof, the natiuc of mi\ seeiintj held h\  them end the ehar.tf.tu nfliabilit} thereof, and the \ulii  .1 tion lilac ( d tlicienn.  In default nf tlie said tnistee-iceon Inpf 4,,ili.factoi j  eicdil >r i* liable to lmvo his i Imiii  wKnvrru h*oi! i:.ArA\ ti.a\'ks  Trustee  (��� \i i iiii.it i: Wn mix, *. Iimti.i-  Dated nt Nelson   H. ( , tins nth   do} of Duemhu,  . I). I8S.I.  111!  dr  proof theieof iii.y eicdit >r  bailed.  KvejjtVnng in and ,ibout an hotel Untitling at C'ie*,_on,  i station or the Clou's Nest Pass l!l,Ul��aj.   Will be sold  either as n whole or sep.u.itely  Olson, AiiisvtortJi, B C  Appl} to Charles r.  About Lethbridge Gait Goal  The liCtliUiidf.c O.ilt co.tl ofllco has been moved tothe  binl-tini. ixciipiiil by t*. I)..' ( linslio on Itakei stieet,  wlint'all oitlei't for coal will r.oei.e piompt attention  All pei. oris indebted foi coal aie icquested lo settle bj  Dtccmhei 1st  Jfoictfter Gait t.o.il will lie sold fnre.v-h only.  W. I'. TIKKNKY, Gcncial  NOTICE.  AijOnt.  * The C'otnriiis-n'on jippointetl by tho Dominion Government lo enquire into the conditions all'cctlnf? the ruining  iutei-fiHtH in ilritinh Columbia, the alleged iniportatioil of  alien labor. &c, &c��� will be held at the Court House, in  iN'elrion; today, the- Mth December iiiHtatit, at 10 o'cluek  a, rn.- .. ....  It, C ('1,1'TK, CoumiiRi-ioner. .  When It's Winter  With the sudden change in tesnperatute,  colds and cough-, aie almost, cfcftuiii todevtlop  and tlie Avise person ulwtiys lieecls these  signiiJs, iind secuiefe ���-. lemedy tliat quiokly  cures the trouble. Jt is Avell to have at  hand���ready for immediate use���a remedy  that's cei tain, whose ttf,e involves no risk.  These be.ii* the lug]test 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~Tstpps_ a cold in  one day, 25c.  And all the standaid   cough preparations,  Canada Book k Brag Oo  NKIpSON, imiT.SH COLUMBIA.   Gut Prices is the  Order of the Day  And I want to bo in II. I haro just received  Fall samples of Suitings and Overcoatings representing a $50,000 stock to  choose from mado to your order at pi ice. ..  never before heard of in Nelson. All the latest  fadi in Fancy VeatiiiKs for Kail and winter,  -.Alius1*'tailoring in all lt_ branches-a specialty.  Lowestpneoh.   Rooms 1 and,ll.Hil^erblocic,  Stevei|ss Tl|e Tailor  LODGE   MEETINGS.  ���D"NiaHTS OF PYTHIAS���Nelson I/odge, So. 25,  ���S^- Knights of Pythias, moots in I. O. O. F. Hall, corner  Baker ana Kootenay streets, every Tuesday evoning at  8 o'clock. Visiting Knights cordially invited to attend.  T. LILLIE. C, C. R. G. JOY, K. of ft. fc S.  NELSON LODGE, NO. 23, A. V. & A. M. Meets  ��� second Wednesday In each month. Sojourning  , brethren Invited.  NELSON L. O. L., No. ie"2, meets in I. O. O. F. Hall,  corner Baker and Kootenay streets, 1st and 3rd  Friday of each month.   Visiting brethem cordially invited.  JOHN TOYE, "VV, M.     V. J. BRADLEY. Rec. Sec.  NELSON   A.RIK,  Number  22,   Fxatornal Order of  Eagles, meets every second and fourth Wednesday in  each month in Fraternity Hall.   Visiting brethren welcome.  J. IRVING, President.       J. R. WRA Y, Secretary.  WARD  BROS.  REAL ESTATE  AND  GENERAL  INSURANCE  AGENTS  On application we will quote you  rates on Fire, Life, Accident and Plate  Glass Insurance.  Agents for J. and J. Taylor Safes.  FOR SALE���Business and Residential Property.  2. by 130 with linpiovcincnts, south side Veinon  street       . . *5000  .iUl-j. 12Q corner ot Bak.i .uid Hall streets. 1-Vuti-  culpirs^nen On application  2j lots with cottnge, 1 tilled at $Io pei month, Victoria stieet . . . ��3500  Slot, with cottage, lented ut *__0 pei month, Stanley  street. , . S1000  4 lots including comer, '"do toot fronf.igo .   .    $\'M  For Residential Property you could  not do better than invest in Fairview,  commonly known as Bogustown, es-  peciaHy now that jthe tramway is  nearly completed.  For particulars apply to above firm,  West Baker Street, Nelson.  A. R. Sherwood  Successor to Clins. A. AV.ilcrnmn & Co.  Big Sct\oor\er  Beer or Malf-  an-d=��I-f alf ���...  IO Ct,s.  Always Fresh  Alwvays     Cool  THE BEST GLASS OF BEER IN NELSON IS  AT TUB  Club Hotel  i  Corner Silica and"  Stanley Streets,  EriirGIIRRAMrProp^  REAL ESTATE  INSURANCE AND  GENERAL AGENT  First door wpst of Bank of  Untihh Columbia b'tiidtng.  Bakor St. Nelson  Charles  D.  J.  Ghrietie  fa       99a  UBHBRAI,  BROKER.  COLLECTIONS   SOLICITED  fokIjat-k  A H-ltoom (new) House, lented at*40pei month  An 8-llooni (new) House, two loth, corner    . ..  FOR RKNT  A5Room HouseCuroi.hedS  .        .. t-'tt.OO  MONKV 10 1.0 _N OS KEA1. FSIAI'K OB B1IOKI' '1KH\!S.  .J3000  . 2700  HALCVOiX WATER  IS NO EXF-EKeifVJEtNT.  I'hi'    medii'in.il    vulnet   of    IIAM'VON  \V VTKIt  hti**   btcu piovcu.  Halcyon Water Is Bottled Properly  Wiiion succi   Thorpe & Co.  R. REISTERER^OOi  BRKWEK3 AND.BOTTliERS OF   .  Prompt and r^giilar *  .delivery to tho trade..  okfioks:  N1  ���ELSONT MINERS' UNION NO.  ��J, AV. F. of Ai.���  Meet* in K. P. rooms, Friitornity Hall, tho first and  third  Satuiday evenings in  each month at 8 o'clock.  Visiting members \. elcomo.  JAMBS WliiKS. Sec'y.      CHAS. A, McKAY. Pres.  rpHKTegular inoct.iiiEs of the Carpenlers' Union are  ���*���    held on  AVednesdav  evening of each  wcel*. at 7  o'clock, iii the old Odilfellow's hall on Kootenay street.  ,���    ��� JAMES COI.UNG, ��� Secretary. _  AEOHITE0TS.  EWART Sc CARRIE���Architects.   Rooms 7and8 Abe  -  rdeen block, Baker Htreet. Nelson.  Four Doors West of Dominion Express Office  A. 1^. BARROW, A.M.I.G.E.  PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR  Coiner Victoria and Kootenay Streets.  P. O BOX o3��J TKI-KPHOXK NO, <X>  ONEDOLLAH A LOAB  The undersigned has a larj?e quantity of flr, cedar, and  tamarac slabs, in 16-inch and 4*loot lengths, suitable for  stove wood, which will be sold for f I a load at this mill  yard.  NELSON SAW & PLANING MILLS. Limited.  Nelson, August 19th, 1899.  KOOTENAI COFFEE * GO.  -*     ";    NELSON,* *B.,C.-  CofTee roasters and dealers in Tea and'Coflfee.  Offer fresh roasted coffee of best quality as follows:  Java and Arabian Macha, per pound ........... $  10  Java aud Mocha Blond, 3 pounds.....  ���. 1 00  Fine Santos, i jounds ,.  1 00  Santos Blond, 5 pounds  1 00  Our Special Blond, 6 pounds ,  1 00  Our Rio Roast, fl pounds.  1 00  A trial order solicited.  Salesrooms 2. Door.  East  of  Oddfellows  SiooK,   West  Baker Stseet  JPIINB TAII^OI^irMO  OI.EAOTNO AND R"fii_?AIRING.  Your own  goods  made up.   Old elothes  made good as new.  Opposite <:iark�� Hotel. . MKUCHANT TAILOR.  >N >  ,V'  a.  TEffi TiitBMEi :im&m ^.^.^OTfiSDiY.-^lCEMM-U 189S.  i.  Capital,  Best,  all paid  up,  $12,000,000  6,000,000  LORD STR.VTHCONA AND  MT   ROYAL, Presidont  Hon. GKO. A. DRUMMOND Vice-Presldont  E   8. CLOUSTON .:..'. General Manager  3_T*E.X_S03Sr   _3*B_A.3STC_3:  N. W. Cop. Baker and Stanley Streets.       BRANCHES IN       LONDON  CHnKland).   NEW YORK,   OHIOAGO  and In tho prlnoipal cities In Canada.  Buy and sell Sterling Exchange aud Cable Transfers  OK ANT COMMKKCIAL AND TKAVKLLEHfl' CRKDIT8,  available iu jvny part of the world.  I.BAKT8 IS8UKD. COr.I.KOTIONB MARK; ETC.  THE BANK OF  NELSON  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  CURRENT RATE OK INTERE8T PAID  THE ALIEN LABOR INVESTIGATION  The Commissioner at Nelson.  R...G. Clt.fce, the commissioner appointed  by tlio Dominion government to enquire  into the conditions affecting the niining  interests in Bi'itish Columbia, opened his  .inquiry in Nelson at the court house yesterday. The opening session Avas not of  a .specially interesting nature, but it is  probable that before the close of the commissioner's visit information of A'alue will  be elicited. Mr. Clute arriATed in the city  on Tuesday evening, am} tlie commission  opened yesterday at 1 o'clock. Jt will  continue until the presiding official hits  secured all the information he considers  necessary from the mine owners and  mine Avoi-kors of the Nelson district.  pSpccial attention will be given to the  matter of the alleged importation of  alien laborers.  In opening the.court of inquiry, commissioner Clute explained his mission at  some length, referred to the legislation  affecting alien labor tind other matters  pertaining to mining interests, and extended an invitation to all parties having knowledge of the matters in question  to give their evidence. It Avns pointed  out that officers or members of the  miners' union were requested to -participate in the inquiry, and Mr. Clute asked  if any representatives of the union Avere  present and prepared to.uike the oath.  One of the gentlemen iu attendance volunteered the information that' the secretary of the union Avas at Moyie, but  Avould be back today", and the union men  considered it wise to refrain from' giving  evidence in his absence.  The first witness .called. Avas Roderick  K. Tolmie, general secretary forthe Silver-Lead Mines Association. The territory covered by this association includes  the Slocan and Nelson districts, and the  association embraces the principal mine.,  operating -therein. The commissioner  asked about the capital represented by  the association, and Mr. Tolmie promised  to furnish the data later on. Witness  continued that the ruling rate of wages  in the Slocan aviis $3.50 for a day shift of  eight hours. When asked by Mr. Clute as  to the action taken by the association to  secure miners, witness stated that advertisements had been published. Pie denied  that he had at any time gone to points in  the United States to look for help, and  did not enter into any contract for tlie  introduction of alien labor. Nor Avas  any such contract entered into to liis  kuOAvledge.  The commissioner asked : "Has there  ~ beeiTa breaclFof the^lieTrLabor Cawih-  southern British Columbia to vour knowledge?"  Mr. Tolmie: "Not to my knowledge."  Mr. Clute invited any of the audience  to cross-examine witness, and S. 3. Campbell, local secretary of tho Nelson association, proceeded to do so. Mr. Campbell  asked if witness was aware of the number of men avIio were required by the  Silver-Lead association, and Mr. Tolmie  responded tliat about 2500 men Avere  needed. He did not think he wa�� interviewed by over a do/,en men in response  to liis advertisement.  Uy Mr. Campbell: "Do you know  Iioav many unemployed miners there Avere  in the Slocan at that time?" Answer:  "if you refer to Sandon 1 should say  there Avere about 100." -  The commissioner: '"Could a sufficient  number of British miners have been obtained to supply the demand ?" Answer :  "1 should say not."  The witness further said that so far a*-*  he knew a number of miners had left the  country. Of the dozen men avIio uns-  Avered his advertisement, he could only  recall one wlio went to Avork. Two of  the tAvel\re informed him that they had  been advised not to work. Witness  thought the situation in Sandon might  bo taken as characteristic of the district.  This concluded Mr. Tolmie's examination.  Commissioner Chite ihon requested J.  J. Cahipbell to take the stand. Mr. Clute  asked if tlie conditions in the Nelson and  Slocan districts differed. The response  was that theie were material differences,  among these being the various qualities  of ore, silver-lead, free-milling, dry, galena, and' other varieties being represented in the two districts. He considered  the conArenienees at the various niines,.  their distance from a town, theft- dryness  Is now prepared to issue Drafts and Letters  of Credit on Skaguay, U. S., Atlin., B. C, and  Dawson City, YuKoi. District.  and other features had more to do AA'ith  the willingness  of men  to engage than  had the character of  the ore.    The commissioner then   requested witness to obtain the various data from the mines of  tho district  regarding capital, etc.    Mr.  Campbell remarked that the mines of the  district  were   Avorking, and  designated  the following as the principal mines: Silver King, ('ranito, Royal Canadian, Poor-  man, Athabasca, Ymir,'Yellowstone, Porto Rico, Tamarac, arid Molly Gibson.    He  proceeded  to   state that difficulty had  been met in the matter of securing help  this   year.   Hitherto   the   relations between the   employers   and miners had  been agreeable, and  he  had heard of no  difficulties until the enforcement of the  eight-hour law.    He added that in the  main the  relationship of the OAvners to  the men were pleasant enough now.   His  company required more men at the present time.    During   the  troubled  period  the mine had not done as much work or  employed as many men as would* have'  been the ease had  suitable men applied  for Avork, great difficulty having been experienced in securing skilled miners. Tlie  .management considered that the demand  for men was- greater, than the .supply.   In  the  Silver   King   mine  there had been  neither a strike .nor a  shutdown, but in  some   of   the    mines    there   had   been  trouble.  ..'Mr. Campbell 'was directed to procure  it quantity of information from the various companies in the Nelson district for  the commissioner, and also undertook to  bring a number of-the leading mine-owners and managers before the commissioner today.  This concluded the sitting of thein-  quiry, as there was no response to the  commissioner's request for further witnesses. Refore adjourning Mr. Clute  stated that he avou id be pleased to meet  any of the gentlemen present or any  members of the association or miners'  union at any time .when., the commission  Avas not in session, for the purpose of explaining the object and scope of the inquiry. The commission will resume at  50 o'clock this morning.  LABGB   AND   INDUSTRY.  Paris has 17,000 telephones.  Minneapolis has ] I saAvmills.  At Denver laborers get ,*j52 a day.  London contains 5000 physicians.  Toronto is to have a woollen mill.  India has 3,837,059 acres of corn.  Hamburg is Germany's richest city.  Albany, N. Y��, moulders get $2.75 a day.  Pittsburg, Pa., coremakers earn $2.75 a  day.  Hamilton, Ont., carpenters want $2.25  a day.  Boston has a Working Men's Political  League.  Cheynne, Wyo., machinists demand 33A  cents per hour.  Summit, N. J., weaver rejected a cut of  35 per cent.  Connecticut's house of representative:-*  has 101 farmers.  London holds 03 per cent of its policemen for night duty.  Ottumwa, la., has reduced the liquor  license from $1800 to $000 a year.  The United States turns out a^miallyy  "1 S5;0OO,OO0;0O0TK>utTds of plug "tobacco.  National gas, conveyed in bamboo  tubes, Avas utilized in China years ago.  St. Louie, machinery moulders now get  $2.75 a day ; tAvo months ago they Avere  paid $2.  The average advance in Avages in Wisconsin for all classes iu the year past Avas  1*5 percent.  Pencils of slate-dust moulded by hydraulic pressure are made is large quantities in Tennessee.  A pioneer sheep-feeder of Fort Collins,  Col., is feeding 25,000���the largest number ever fed by one individual.  Nelson Business College  Will Open on Wednesday, January 3rd, 1900.  BOOKKEEPING, SHORTHAND, TYPEWRITING  THE! LEADING FEATURES.  Intending Students Jliiy Regisloi at Once.  Tin; commercial depaitment mil bu untlcr tlie control  of M. Ij. Mutt .<-.*���. ii teacher ol eighteen years' oxperieiicp.  The shoitlii.nd .uid typewriting department will he  i onducfed by Mi.. H. K. Mcmll, l.ite cf "The Kvpoittor"  stall, Hr.uitford.  Viilonn Street,  .Your Cit.   Hall.  JATTBAY & MERRILL  BOYAL SEAL AHD  KOOtf E.MAY BELLE  OIGABa   .....  UNION   MADE  Kootenay Cigar Maufg. Co.  NelKOn, RrittBh Columbia.  The wages paid to all mill and factory  workers in Dundee,- Scot.; hilve just been  raised-"* per cent.  "'���'��� Painters and decorators at St. Louis,  -Mo.,.want H7h cents; eight hours and Saturday half -holiday on aiid after April 1st,  1900.  After April ist next* United States  carpenters -.vill demand an advance of 40  cents a day, and a prolonged fight is  anticipated.  Not for 10 years has the laboring man  been offered so high wages, nor has there  been so great a scarcity of laborers as  there is in Denver, Col., today.  During Oetober 3-iS   Avorkers in   the  United Kingdom were killed while follow-'  ing their usual  avocations.   This is an  increase of 5*1  mortalities over the previous month.  From all accounts the glassmaking  trade will in tlie near future be revolutionized by machinery. Some of tlie inventions haA'e emerged.-from the experimental stage, and there are-many more j  to follow.  The California legislature of 1897 passed an: act relating to the employment  and payment of miners. Its provisions  stated that it would'be unlawful for auy  riiining company to contract to pay a  miner for a longer period than one  mouth:; that the wages: must be paid  every month ; and that it would be unlawful for a company to contract to pay  a miner for a' longer period than one  month -without'receiving, his wages. The  supremo court declares that the law is  unconstitutional in that it is class legislation ;: that it is directed against only one  class of corporations, and at law a corporation is treated as a person, and is in  favor of but one class of employes.  The strike,dii the weaving industry of  Lurgan, Ire., still continues, and there  seems to be no prospect of an early, set-  tlement. About 1000 persons tire affected by the strike,'.'while four factories  haATe ceased to turn out work. The dispute arose OA'er the enforcement of a  dormant section of the Truck act, which  empowers employers to exact fines from  such of their employes as remained out  from work when Avork in the factory Avas  in full operation.  In Chicago colored property-owners are  organizing to protect against the practice  of a class of white property-owners avIio  rent .houses in, colored communities to  disreputable colored tenants. Protective  associations will be formed in each of  these neigeborhoods to assist Avhite property-owners to secure a better class of  colored tenants to occupy their house.".  Representative colored people say landlords are not as particular about coloi'ed  tenants for their houses as they are with  Avhite tenants.  The plan of the Illinois State Pawners'  Society provides for the loaning of money  at one per cent a month on the earned  but unpaid portion of the city employe's  salary, and only to such employes as are  in distress caused by sickness or death.  The application must be submitted to the  head of the department iu which the employe serves for certification of his statement that he is in need, and must then  be approved by the comptroller. Loans  ���will-.not be made for more-than 80 per  cent of the pledged amount of earned  salary.  The manufacturing of men's shoes  promises to become a prominent feature  of the shoe trade of Lynn, Mass., although this branch of the industry hits  been almost entirely neglected there in  the past ten years. Two factories in the  city are manufacturing men's shoes exclusively, auother firm is.gradually dropping its line of.women's shoes and making a line of men's goods, and several of  the leading factories of the city are manufacturing youths', boys' and little - men's  shoes and - Avorking out of the .'manufacture of women's, shoes'. Lynn gained its  reputation and is known today as the  leading city of the Avorld for ��� high-grade  women's shoes.  The Avage conference betAveen the employes and the officials of the Wheeling  & Lake Erie is at an end, and the men  haA'e been��� giA'en an advance of 10 pt-r  cent. This* will give the engineers between $3:50 and $4 a day for local work  and between $3.50 and $3.75 for through  freight trains. The firemen will get between 50 audi CO per cent of the wages of  the enginemen. The men also got a reduction in the Avorking hours and a  promise of pay forovertime. The enginemen and firemen also had given them  a 75-mile ride-book o\*er the line. It is  interchangeable between them. This  new schedule went into effect December  1st. It seems that practically the same  terms were made with the conductors  and trainmen.  IX M��-A.BTiITJB  &   CO.  mi  ^m  One of Those  Beautiful Pictures  IN OUU WINDOW WILL MAIvK A VICHY  PKBTTY X'MA.S.'II"T.'OI. YOUIl l'lIIKNl).  IT I.S A LlT'l'LK KAKLY, HUT WK WILL  I.KSKltVK IT .'OH VOL".  I'MRY   ARI3   OOIINO   PAST  to  ^ar-a.HEOL'ai-voPvx cr  m-t  SAW & PLANM MILLS, Ltd.  The Tremont Hotel  FULL LINE OF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  local nnd coast.  Flooring  local and coast.  Newel Posts  Stair Rail  Mouldings  H|AL0NE & TREGILLUS  PKOPRIETOKS  Headquarters for Miners and Frospeetors  THE BEST BRANDS OF  Liquors and Cigars  ALWAYS ON HAND  One of the best and most popular hotels in Nelson.  QUEEN'S HOTEL  BAKER STREET. NKLSON.  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.  THE MM SAW & PLANM MILLS, Ltd.  OFFICE AND MILLSCOBNER HALL AND FRONT STS., NELSON,  Largo comfortable bedrooms  and  first-class dining  room.   Sample room, for commercial men,  *Rj9lTi*E3S   ��2   *_?*E3**B   **D_&.~_r  P. Barns <�� Co.  Head Office at  NELSON, B, C,  Wholesale and Retail  .  .   .   Dealers in Meats  Shingles  Rough and  Mrs. E. C.   CLARKE, Prop.   Late of the Royal Hotel.-Calgary,   Markets at Nelson, Russhind, Tr-ril, K.oslo, Yinir, Sandon, Silverton, New Denver, He*, el-  stoke, Ferguson, Grand Forks, Greenwood, C-iscade City, Midway, and  V.uicou.er.  Mail Orders Promptly Forwarded.  Dressed Lumber  of all kinds,  what you want is not in stock we will make it for you  CALL AND GET PRICES.  J. A. Sayward  HALL AND LAKE! STKEKT8. NELSON  sail  8PS  WILL DO WELL TO  %'2rf>~..  Hotel  Hume  If, D. HUME, Manager.  The finest hotel in the Interior.  Large samplo rooms.   Steam heat and electric light.  WestKoote n ay B u to h er Go.  ALL KINDS OK"  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE AND RKTAII.  '     FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  Baker Street, Nelson  E. G. TRAVES, Manager  ORDKRS BY MAIL HFCKIVE CARKFUL AND PROMPT ATTENTION.  . ���!'���������  ARRIVED IN  BUY THEIR LUMBER  AT  G. 0. BUCHANAN'S  CORNER OF WARD AND VERNON STS,. NELSON  Madden House  BAKER AND WARD STREETS. NKLSON  A  a full  largo stock of flrst-class dry material on hand, also  'till line of saah, doors, mouldings, turned work, etc.  FACTORY WORK A SPECIALTY  Tho only hotel in Nelson that has remained undor ono  management since 1889.  The bod-rooms are well furnlnhed and lighted by  electricity.  The dining-room Is not second to any in Kootenay  The bar Is always stocked by tho bi  Imported liquors and cigars.  THOMAS MADDEN  est domestic aud  Proprietor.  Yard:   Foot of Hendryx street, Nelson  Telephone. 91        JofaH    Rae,   Ag61lt  PATflflNIZE HI SHOP  UNION SHOP  Barbei' Shops Without This Card in Window  Are Non-Union.  Nelson   Barber's   Union  Large mill woll iiKhtud Rented by hot ,ui  ReiiMnianlc iiiteM S.mii>lc rooms  Klcctric belli awl lig-bt in every room  Renovated .uid .e.u.i.ished throughout  HOTBt VICTORIA  J. V. I'.'I.K*., P-opiictnr  Fret, bus meet . all ti.iiiiH Pounle. nl/o    ft   P  Hourly street f.Li locution nB��BI��lU!\Wj   0- (.���  Niglit Grill Room tn connection, for llu* (lon\omence of  g*ie.*iL. arriving nnd dcpi.rtiug by ui|*h_ trniii..  ��_>��        %ai/*  ERIE, ��  Kirst-class in every respect. Choicest "winos, li(tuor**j  and ciKan*. i_very comfort for transient and resident  gueste.   ���  HKADQUAU'l'ERS -POR UNION MEN.  JOSEPH   CAMPBELL,   Proprietor  NELSON  8  Im lulling HcgMiii'-! '.', 1, itrnl 7 \tiir dlil Uve in llmcl-,       '���'MMli-ihi-iii .<_  VVo-tn'H}.  m (\w .  Scgiitln- Si.tr. 'Xt It..c. unit U'lutc SViiuil \\*lii<.k> in C iiw ���*,       Wulki i ���> C tub 11)<��� ��n <',*-,<.-.  A. U.  OKAY, lsootcn.i>  NVInOI!.  U. (J.  Agcnl  R.  P. RITHET & CO.  W. P. DICKSON  H. H. APFI-BWHAITE  J. McPHBB  nstpuetion  eetnc 511  A i     ��  ELECTRIC SUPPLIES  Oomplete Hlectrlc Bquipmenta for Bleetrlo Power Transmission and lighting, for Mines, Towns  Electric Fixtures, Itamps, Bells, Telephones, Annunciators. Etc.  P. O, Box 606. Josephine Street, Nelson, B, O.  Free Water Connections ���^��*����^  GAS   FITTING   OITE   SPECIALTY PLUMBING   OF   ALL   KINDS  STRACHAN BROS, Opera House B!k.  Fred J, Squire, Merchant Tailor  FULL LINES OF FALL AND WINTER SUITINGS  WEST I1AKKH STKKRT NEf^ON .)PP08IT"fi! SITiVKR KING IfOTKb  mi THE   TRIBTJttJE:  KELSON, &' C./ THURSDAY,' DECEMBER'14,'189.9.  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. These goods are not old and  shop worn, but on the contrary they are all fresh new goods, purchased in the best markets  and cannot be excelled.  W. F. TEETZEL & CO.  Corner Baker and Josephine Streets  Nelson, B. G  Wholesale and Retail Druggists  and Dealers in Assayers* Supplies  1.  See Gilker's Special Freize Ulster Overcoat at  '*;'!���  ;;_-i  ITS A STUNNER  OTHER CLOTHING IN PROPORTION  ��� A small line of Xow York Xcuktics will bo open in a few diiy. for Xmas trade  WAIT 1'OK THEM  J. A  THE OLD P. O. STORE  Stands Fifth  Established in Nelson in 1890.  ��� !  I  .1  I  ��� , i  ���Wf if  The jewelry store of the  undersigned is classed as  the fifth largest in Canada.  This must mean, if it means  anything, that Nelson has  a jewelry house that carries a large stock, there  fore people can choose  when purchasing articles,  either useful or ornamental.  1-8 i  Wi **  ... t  i'-f. t~  filament & Hillyer Block, Baker Street  COMFORTABLE  F00'  Jacob Dover  fhyi  SMALL SHOES f<",,,Ulid1^  STRONG SHOES ��*^r*>i*  STYLISH SHOES fw <"-���'���"���-�����  -DAINTY-SHOES- '��-r-J-Il"c ��&--  ELEGANT SHOES  tm^ic**,  toi Iheir tmithci's  We -Innd bfick of our .Shoes  Thev M'P tn.ule in *>ii<'!> ,i ��>*v. ftom Mich stock. Unit ihcip is :io oxfMiii' for .ui} thing lint -utisf.vetion  U'<p have ,i larger stoik limit yon usually see anil lower pure*-* for the sum' rituilil^  tlinn *ton ever run awosu  Plmes Jo lit .01 foot, in Mjlf'**- Ut suit ���������.<������������.  f:uuy, ut pi ices mowed down to ,i minimum.  Neelands' Shoe Emporium  JJAKEIt ST__I.KT, XKI..SOX  Hi**   >  I" ��� >'  'i'i.     i  IS i  Headquarters  For all kinds of Rubber Goods  THEO iVlAOSON  Baker* Street.  I*      I  FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE  NELSON CIGAR OO.  If >ou vtould enjov  .i fiesh unci fiaKrant  smoke don t forget the  ' uliim-l kci'p*. Input  (LB. Matthews,  I'lopnotm*.  H. D. ^Asheroft  BLAOKSWilTHiNG  AND ��� EXPERT  HORSESHOEING      ;  Wagon repairing promptly attended to by a Arab-class  Wsl^SaK��tteBtlon .riven to all kinds of rehiring and  custom work froin ojitalde poiints. ;  Sfjop:   flail *t��*-*�� batmen Baker and Vernon, Meieoi*  GREAT REDUCTION  H/|B0 COAL $Q & K J CROW'S     <j>0 4 K  ANTijRADiTE^' "XPjHEST COAL .$0.13 "  | CROW'S  NEST COAL  J3SiJ_C'V-*B3_a'E!lD  TKLEPHONR  y -. .33 .'*:*  C.W,West&Co.  LOCAL NEWS IN BRIEF.  Members of the recent C.P.R. excursion  to the Boundary district are requested to  meet this afternoon at five o'clock in  the Phair hotel.    A well-known bank man had his water  turned oil'the other day on account of  his arrears for water rates. He took the  action of the council philosophically. He  wrote to the eity clerk stating that he  did not know the amount of the arrears,  but enclosed a bank check, which he requested the city clerk to fill in and then  have the water turned on.  Judge Forin returned from Kaslo yesterday, whore he held a session of the  county court. About twenty c-xses were  disposed of at the sitting.  Thoinas Miller of Three Porks reported  himself ill to the police officials yesterday, and was removed to the general hospital, where he will be treated.  There was a large attendance at the  regular meeting of the carpenters' union  last night, and several new members were  admitted. The men claim that there is  now no friction between themselves and  the bosses.  The election of officers of Neleon lodge  No. 23, A. F. & A. M., took place last evening. The following officers were elected:  S. P. Shaw, master ; Fred Irvine, senior  warden : Harry Connon, junior warden :  AV. .B. Pollard, treasurer; ... L. Lennox,  secretary; Rev. Robert Frew, chaplain;  AV. Maltby, tyler; (J. M. Brown and It.  W. Day, auditors.  At a meeting of the members of tho  fire department last evening tho tender  of the Dominion Guarantee and Accident  Insurance Company to insure  the  mem-  BUSINESS   MENTION.  Japauese oranges are now plentiful in  town at H'luonnbli* *in.< cs.   Ask your grocur for them.  "Waitress "Wanted--At* once.     Good  -Alice's to reliable gill.   Kaslo hale], ICnslo.  For sale���Fifty-foot frontage on south  siile of w est Hake, ctri'd. Woi k HI. *��� Addioss Lots, Tii*  bimcoiHcc.  _ Luminous liouse   numbers $1.00 each.  T.oavo  orders  with fush a��   1_. rogue's h.iinev*. shop,  W.ird street, from 10 a.ni  to 7:M> ]un.   H_ II. A\ orj.  For .Sale���Dairy���Apply P. O. box 19(5,  Nelso'n.  Offices to Let���Two offices in  Turner-  l-oeckh block.   Enquire room 7 in building.  Thousands  in this city alone are testifying as  to bur 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.  intry Weather  OUR  PRICES  AS  SMALL  AS  CENTS  Is with us -nut we Ii.ivu iniulu spucial  pinch,***,"* to meet nil .li'iimmK for  wlnl ry uofithci' goods. Don t forget  that we keep ii complete stock of nil  kinds of genu' furnishings. ,tnd Hint  the vulucs in our goods tne lis hij. as  'i   dollars���our prices us sniiill  ,is cents.  li    ___   BROWN & CO., mM*��8&388ma.  Opposite Queen'- Hotel, B.iker S^rcef.  Prescriptions  The punt} of tho drugs mid medicines adlnini--  lered to the patient is the moil ci-cntltil element  in thewucccssful treatment of disease, l'resciip-  I ions are .ompounded by us from abbolutelj pure  drug, in perfect condition, and the ph}sicinn\  skill will not be nullified by old .uid impotent  drugs.   Our stock of rcqmsitCN foi  THE TOILET  THE NURSERY  THE SICK ROOM  Are complete  Your patronage solicited  NURSES' DIRECTORY  For the convenience of tiur.-.o.s and physicians, we havo  established it Xursca' Directory, and in order to lift ve it  .complete, request, nil .iiur. cm to send in or call nnd leave  their namei-.und (ttldrbme.-*.  .  l>ISPKKSi'NO;:CHKJ��lS'r ;  Telcjvhonc 145 ;';' ���������:"���]> O. Box"SiriA'y:; iJakei* Street  ��������� Mull owIg.'S promptly.iiti<!iirt��l to;;..-K   -;..   -.;--���:  bers ofthe department against accident  or illness was accepted, and policies to  cover the sixteen members of the department will be written. The policies  will provide a weekly payment of $10 in  case of illness or accident, and a death  benelit of $1000. Cieorge A. Hunter i.s  the agent of the successful company.  .Messrs. Humphreys ��fc Pittock, fruit  dealers, were closed todtiy. They have  made an assignment.  A marriage license was granted yesterday to itoland ilay to wed Anna Marie  Christensen.  W. A. (Jalliher has purchased for a  nominal consideration the Daphne mineral claim from Andrew C. Muir. The  Daphne i.s a relocation of the Speculator  mineral claim on Morning mountain.  The tramway company did not move  tlieir cars from the. Poplar street crossing  yesterday, A transformer in the company's sub-station burned out, which upset the calculations of tlie directors. Until this is repaired the cars will stay  where they are.  ���  0  Water commissioner Thompson did not  turn off many water services yesterday:  He was employed for the greater part of  the day in turning ou services which had  been turned off previously. For this service an extra dollar is added to the arrears, so that it is cheaper and more convenient to pay arrears before the water  is turned off.  The statutory meeting of the license  commissioners was held last evening, at  wliich all-the commissioners were present. A general resolution was passed  renewing the present licenses for six  months, after wliich the board adjourned  till January 0th.  W. K. McLean, manager Thorpe & Co.'.*.  mineral water factory at Nelson, leaves  on Saturday for Pictou, Nova Scotia, his  old home. In his absence W. II. McKer-  row w ill have charge of the business.  HOTEL ARRIVALS.  At tiii*: Phaii..---R. M. Clowe, J. M.  Graw, H. (-3. JMacdonell, liossland; H.  Brook, J. H. Spear, Mr, and Mrs. J. G.  Scott, L. Beggs, Spokane; M. J. Halpin,  R. F. Green, M.P.Pr, Kaslo; II. Williams,  New Westminster: W. K Tye, Trail;.!.  W. Stewart, Cascade: R. Russell, Fair-  view.  At thk Humi..���A. Finch, Montreal:  W. M. Yates aud wife, Silverton: AV. C.  Haywood, Columbia: J. B. Dabney, Spokane; K. G. Shier and wife, Fort Steele;  C. C. Farrell, Moyie: E. Bray, Fort Steele;  W. Fulton, Lauder, Man.: Annie Richards,  Cornwall, Kngland; Pedro Cherbo, Kuskonook.  At thk QriOKN*!-..���11. K. Livingston,  Robson.  At thk Sjja-kr. Kinc-.��� P. Mitchell/W.  Buchanan, Poorman.  Goods at Half Price  We still have some goods left from  the bankrupt stock purchased at  Sandon atjajow rate on the dollar,  and consequently we can defy  competition. ._    HERE ARE A FEW OF OUR PRICES.  Dress goods fancy mixtures, regular price  $1.73, sale price $1.  Dress goods, fancy mixture, regular price  $1.50. sale price 75 cents.  Dress goods, fancy mixture, regular price  75"cents-~sale price~40"cent&.  Table Damask at 25 cents per yard.  Children's wool hose at 10 cents per pair.  Ladies' flanneilotte wrappers at $1.25.  Black   Henrietta,   worth  75  cents,  sale  * price 50 cents.  Black Henrietta,  worth   50   cents,  sale  price 85 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 $1.00, sale price  50 cents.  Oxford .shirts, regular price $1.25, sale  price 50 cents.  Men's tweed suits, regular price $12.50,  sale price $7.00.  Men's heavy all-wool tweed pants, rugu-  lar price $3.50, sale price $2.00.  For want of space we are going out  of ladies' and children's footwear,  and will clear these off at cost . . .  Regular Sale  Price.       Price.  Ladies' Oxford shoes $1.75 $1.00  Ladies' strap shoes    1.75 1.00  Ladies' kid button shoes    2.00 1.25  Ladies' kid button shoes....   3.00 2.00  Children's shoes    LOO 50  The Ba.lan.qe of our ladies' capes  and jackets at less tha ft cast.. All  other goods in our store at greatly  reduced prices-   .   .   .   .   .   ���   .  A. Ferland & Co.  I_U*K)T BLOCK, fiAKKR JSmKRT, NKfcSON.  toves!  <  S5.U ._�������>.  VA'ii-t'LiS-- V -  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.  H.Byeps&Go.  NELSON KASLO SANDON  WE 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   CO.  Xmas    Xmas  A COMPLETE LINE OF FANCY BISCUITS AND CAKES  FIGS  CRANBERRIES  DATES  MAPLE SYRUP  PLUM PUDDING  HO.NEY. IN COMB  DRIED FRUIT  NEW CURRANTS, CLEANED  NEW SULTANA RAISINS, CLEANED  NEW VALENCIAS, CLEANED  NEW LONDON LAYER RAISINS, 5, 10, and  201b   BOXES  NEW PEELS, ASSORTED ENGLISH  MIXED NUTS  APPLE   CIDER  All the Necessaries For  Your Xmas Dinner  MINCE   MEAT  GRAND   DISPLAY   OF   CROCKERY   AND    GLASSWARE.    THE  LARGEST   STOCK    IN   KOOTENAY.  Ki-rkpatpiek & Wilson  P, 0. BOX K. & W.  BAKKR STRKE'J.  TBLK1-HONK 10.  Christmas 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.  We beg to aniiomic-e to our many patrons that we have removed to  our new quarters in tho Houston Block, the big increase in tlie  volume of our business forcing u.s 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 Streets  # Co.  STORH  The largest and "best assorted stock of Gaudies and Oo&fectionery ia the: City.  G* B. Chocolates and Bdn BbnSi  Lowney's   " "       "       (direct from New York.)  ''Crystal.zed Fruits (direct from London, England)  .s-s&Ki.': J. a. Mcdonald.  ;;pSsl^#e'^'ffi_g_,

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