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 ��� l��jipiiiij��ji-jw8��u_tig��M'^^^l^'lliyWWtlW_PUJI*-!*B  ���_>  BOER FORGE OPPOSING METHUEN  Composed of 15,000 Men.  London, December .S.���Some interesting light on the position of affairs along  the western frontier is thrown by a dispatch issued by the Boer agency in Berlin. The dispatch says : Commandant  Pi-ins Loss' force is near Jacobsdale, between Modder River and Riet river.  General Cronje is still on the northern  bank of the Modder river, his rear being  protected by the fortified positions at  Spyfontein. The hills between Modder  river and Spyfontein, and those between  Jacbbsdale and Riet river are occupied by  Boers. Commandant Dnlarreis' force is  stationed between Gras Pan and Honey  Kest Kloof.  If this Berlin dispatch is correct, and it  is especially significant when judged in  connection with general Forrester-Walker's advice to the war office, tliere must  bo 15,000 Boers around Methuen, who is  believed to have 11,000 men. Kimberley,  however, possessing an armored train,  can materially assist Methuen by harassing the Boers from tlie rear.  London, December S.���The following  advices from general Methuen's forces at  Modder River, dated Tuesday, December  .jfch, has beeu received: "Boers are seen  daily passing between the Spytfontein  and Jacobsdal laagers. They frequently  ���ire at patrols. The mounted infantry  received a severe fire from a hill while  patrolling six.miles towards the north.  There were no casualties. An hour's  cannon firing has been heard at Kimberley."  Ladysmith, December 7.���Via* Wie-  nen.���The British casualties at Ladysmith since November 1st are reported as  5 officers and 20 men killed, 15 officers  and 130 men wounded, with 3 missing.  The Boer forces are still around Ladysmith in large numbers, but all within  the town are well and cheerful.  Pretoria, December 7.���The following  dispatch, dtited today, has been received  from the Boer laager near Ladysmith:  "The British are advancing on Coienso,  but last night passed without an attack.  There was a desultory cannonades-begun  on Ladysmith, but the cannons at Ladysmith replied vigorously to our fire."  Fr.krk Gamp, December8.���The-trestle  bridge is finished and trains are now  traversing it.  London, December 9.���The Times has  the following from Modder River: The  river'is low and the raihvay bridge is  rapidly approaching completion. The  first train will cross tonight. After an  extraordinary exertion the pontoon  bridge-has been completed.  - Cai-".*' Town, December 0.��� It is announced that colonel lillliotc, commanding in the native territories-*, is arming  natives by imperial authority, with a  view to assisting tiie defensive forces.  The troopship Columbia has arrived,  bringing a portion of the troops landed  from the troopship Ismere when the latter went ashore in St. Helena bay.  London, December 8.���The Boer force  near general Gatacre is teported a-, follow**,: At 1 )ordreicht, 80 ; marching from  Jamestown to Dnrdreioht, 700 "with bix  guns; at Stormberg, 1500: at Waterfall,  a large force, strength unknown; and  Kolteno, about 8000. Lord Methuen reports casualties on December 0th on  patrol duty, lieutenant Tristram and  four men of the Twelfth Lancers as  missing, and four men wounded.  SATURDAY MORNING,  DECEMBER fl,  181)0.  PUBLISHED AT NELSON, BRITISH COLUMBIA.  DAILY (BY MAIL) $6 A YEAR; WEEKLY,  $2.  the trip said : Considering the attitude  assumed by the trunk line railroads it  was the unanimous expression of Chicago  shippers that the salvation of New York's  commerce rested upon the manner of the  state's improvements of its canals. It  was also suggested that the railroad differential against New York and the  lighterage and other port charges in the  City of New York, if legislation could be  devised to that end, be largely reduced if  not wiped out. The consensus of opinion  seemed to be that unless the Erie canal  were so enlarged as to accommodate boats  of 30,000 bushels capacity, the improved  Canadian canals would steadily increase  the exportation of grain via Montreal and  Quebec. _ .  BRITAIN ANXIOUS FOR METHUEN  Son Will Accept the Will.  Xkw York, December 8,���The contest  of the will of ex-judge Henry Hilton, iu-  _i___i5tituted by his son,_Henry_G._Hilton,_Avha  % was cut off" with the inteicst of $25,000,  Jji which he was to share with his wife, has  been abandoned. Mr. Hilton's attorneys  have effected a settlement on his behalf  with the other heirs, hf the terms of  which he withdraws his objection to "the  probate of his father's will. Tlie necessary steps to carry out the agreement  will be promptly taken and the witnesses  io the .document will present their affidavits and nothing will then stand in the  way of the proving of tho will. Thus  the litigation over the distribution of the  Hilton millions is no longer in   pmspect.  f  ' Beet Sugar Crop for the Year.  Washington, December 8.���The entire  crop of sugar cane and beet for 1800-1000  will amount to about 0,000,000 tons,  about the same as last year, according to  carefully prepared statistics, submitted  to tho state department by United States  consul Diedrich at Adgeburg, Germany.  The consul's figures show that so  far as beet sugar is concerned  while the best produce iu Europe is larger  than last year, perhaps by 250,000 tons,  the sugar extracted owing to defects  amounts to about the same. The total  produce of sugar is placed at 5,300,000  tons against 4,977,000, last year. Total  product of cane sugar is set down at  2,700,000 against 2,851,134 tons last year.  Canada Hits Them Hard.  NKW York, December &���Members of  the New York State commission who  have visited Chicago and other western  cities to secure testimony from prominent shipper.', regard ing the decline in  New York's commerce and the best means  whereby the state can regain its lost  trade have returned to this city. Alex-  j^idei' R. Smith, secretary of the commission, when questioned as to the details of  Boer Strength is Unknown.  London, December 9.���Lord Methuen's  restoration of  the  railway has  lifted a  load of anxiety here, but the feeling is  general that dauger  still  threatens  his  force.    It is gathered from tlie brief official   dispatch   tliat   commandant   Prins  Loss'   contingent was   taken   from  the  forces acting from  Belmont, and  southward from Modder River.     It is quite  possible,  however,  that   reinforcements  were sent from Belmont, merely as a precautionary   measure.      There    is   little  other news of any importance.     Reports  continue to come  from  Ladysmith  that  dissension exists among  the Boers, and  especially that  the  Orange   Free State  troops are discontented.    Tliere are also  all  kinds  of rumors   of   movements   of  commandos from place to  place, but  the  fact is that little is known here  regarding the actual position of the Boer forces.  London, December 9.���General Forester-Walker has sent the following dispatch dated Friday evening, to the war  office from  Capetown:   "Telegraph  aud  railway communication to Modder river  has been   reopened.    A  battery of field  artillery and a battalion of infantry were  dispatched  from   Modder   river against  commandant  Prins  Loss'  force  of  1000  Boers with one gun, who  has-destroyed  tlie' railway.    Our  losses  were fourteen  wounded.    Belmont has  been  strengthened by infantry, two guns and a cavalry  regiment,   and   troops from   Naaupoort  occupied Arundol yesterday.  London, Decembers.'���According "to a  dispatch from general Schalkburger's  laager, dated December S, French' and  Austrian military attaches had arrived  there, while the German attaches had  gone'to join the Boer forces along the  Tugela river, where the collision was momentarily expected. Perhaps an explanation of the retirement of the burghers  from Natal can be found in a dispatch  from Modder river, December 7. saying  that a strong Boer force, estimated at  3000 men, was reinforcing General Cronje  from Natal. The same dispatch sayb  everything points to the fact that a great  engagement would be fought at Spytfontein.  Boors are massing on the hills, where  they are vigorously building stone defenses i.nd are digging rifie pits in every  direction. The Boer redoubts on Lazere-  toe ridge, Avest of Kimberley are also be-  -ing ritretigthened,-showiug-that-the-ru-  mors of intentions of the Boer;, to abandon the attempt to stem Methuen's advance are unfounded.  The British have shifted their camp a  few hundred yards away from the battlefield and are settling down for the week.  Much depends on Gatacre's advance.  There is undoubtedly a large concentration of Boers ahead of Methuen. Practically the whole of their Mafeking forces  have joined the Kimberley besieger.*..  New Gold Discoveries at Jfome.  Victoria, December 8.���The steamer  Cottage City, from the north today,  brought about 100 passengers, but no  news of general interest, except that parties recently from Cape Nome are endeavoring to organize at Skagway a company  to work Nome properties lately discovered near Anvil, and said to give eight  dollars to the pan.  THE MODDER RIVER ENGAGEMENT  Described, by a Boer Correspondent.  London, December 9.���According  to a  special dispatch from Lorenzo  Marque/,  the Modder River battle is  described by  a    Boer    correspondent   with    general  Cronje as one of the fiercest ever experienced.    The correspondent *-ays:  "General Cronje's wing sustained almost solely  the fearful attack  of  the British right  throughout the day.    The Transvaalers  tenaciously held to  tlieir position until  seven  o'clock in  the evening, when the  Free State burghers were forced to retire  by the heavy concentrated fire of all the  British  batteries.    The  Boers  freely acknowledged the herculean assaults of the  British and the death-dispensing  fire of  the attacking infantry.    They held their  position,   however,   for   thirteen   hours,  against the flower  of the  British  army,  relying solely  upon  their Mausers, with  which they maintained an uninterrupted  rifle fire.   The Boer artillery was silenced  early  in   the  battle through   the  overwhelming  number  of  the  British artillery."  Nkw York, December 8. -The most  important rumor circulating just now  relates to general Joubert, says a London  cable to the Tribune. His illness is again  repotted, and general Schalkbooger is  named as his successor in supreme command of the forces around Ladysmith.  What military men in London are disposed to believe is that tliere has been a  serious dissension among the Boer generals, and Joubert may be set aside. A  couucil of war is reported to have beeu  held Saturday, with the state attorney  from Pretoria in attendance.  LOCAL   NEWS   IN   BRIEF.  Found Guilty of Murder.  Windsor, Ontario, December 8.���The  jury in the murder case at the Sandwich  assizes have returned a verdict of guilty,  against Levi Stewart for the murder of  James Ross on July I8th. Justice Ferguson will pass sentence some time today.  Wellington Fariaei* Dead.  GufiU'H;, Ontario, December 8.���Richard Hewitt, a well-to-do farmer of Piis-  liueli, is dead as a result of being thrown  from a rig last night by his hor.se running  away,  known.  He was 52 years of age and well  ..   Changes in Faeiflc Squadron.   .  Victoria, December 8.���Official intimation has been received that H.M.S.  Arethusa is to replace on this station her  sister ship the Amphion, now homeward  bound.  Tiie Canadian Pacific excursionists will  arrive in Nelson this evening from Grand  Forks. The visitors will be entertained  at a combined smoker and minstrel show  in the opera house. It will not be so  ceremonious an entertainment as a banquet, but the chances are the visitors will  enjoy it better and no one will be obliged  to talk unless he feels like it.  Owing to the breakdown of one of the  great transportation companies that centers nVNelson, Thk Tribune is -without  its usual illustration this morning.  The mine workers at Moyie City have  decided to organize a branch of the  Western Federation of Miners, and it is  not unlikely that James Wilks, -secretary  of the Nelson Miner**' Union, who is district organizer of the federation, will  sisbist the boys to doit in the right way in  the near future.  About 70 couples attended the dance  given by the miners of the Granite mine  last evening in Fraternity hall. Fred  Smith, the cook from the mine, catered  for the party. The original intention  was' to hold the ball at the mine and a  special train had been engaged to run  from Nelson, but the impassable condition  of the i oads compelled the boys to abandon that idea.       Dominion Medical Council.  Toronto, December 8.���At a dinner of  the mediciil faculty of Toronto University held last night was an attendance of  over 300-physicians-and- students; Dr.-  Reddick, M.P. of Montreal, outlined the  provisions of the bill for the creation of a  Dominion medical council, to be introduced at the coming session of parliament. Its aim is to create a body like  the British Medical Council, the diplomas  of which will not only authorize holders  to practice in all parts of Canada, but  carry weight thtougho.it the Empire.  The council will consist of twenty-four  members, three from each province. The  candidates for Dominion diplomas must  have spent four years in studying medicine at some university and ono year in  clinical work. Men of eminence, like  professor Osier of John Hopkins University, will be chosen as examiners.  ENTERTAINED AT CRAND FORKS  Feasting and Speechmaking.  Grand   Forks,   December   8.���Grand  Forks was en fete tonight on the occasion  of the visit of nearly 200 guests of the  Canadian_Pacilic Railway Company from  the Pacific Coast and points in the Koote-  nays.o The complimentary banquet tendered by the board of trade at the   Vale  was a brilliant affair.   The speechmaking  was   of   a   high order.     Victoria, New  Westminster and Vancouver were represented by upwards of eighty-five  representative business men, while Kaslo, Xelson and liossland contributed  large eon-  tiugeuts.   The party is in charge of F.  W. Peters aud Allan  Cameron, assistant  general agents of the C. P. R.  at Nelson  and   Vancouver,     respectively.      After  inspecting     the     Grand     Forks    smelter    tomorrow,     the      visitors      will  leave   by    special    train    for    Nelson.  The excursionists, who on  their arrival  were serenaded by the local brass band,  expressed themselves  as delighted with  the heartiness of their reception.    Richard Armstrong, president of the board of  trade,   presided.    Among   the speakers  were senator Reid, Thomas Earle, M. P.; *  A. B. W. Hodges, superintendent of the  local smelter: J. J. Campbell, of the Hall  Mines smelter; S. S. Fowler, Nelson; Hon.  T.  Mayne Daly,  mayor Goodeve, Rossland : a nd F. Buscombe, Vancouver.  tory-pf England, when more titan 350,000  men were out. Mr. Wilkie is at present  general secretary of the Associated Ship-  rights' Society, one of the most conservative and influential of British trades  unions. In 1877 he presented the workmen's side of the ca**e in the arbitration  proceedings which ended the great strike  and lockout of the Clyde shipwrights.  His remarkable able and efficient conduct  of the case called forth the hearty commendation of some of the foremost members of the Scottish bar who represented the employers. Since that time  he has been in the front in every impor  taut question affecting the interests of  the shipbuilders, both on the Clyde and  on the Tyne.  FIGHTING THE BOERS WITH INK  MACDONALD WILL BE PREMIER  , No Hope for.Greenway.'  Winnipeg, December 8.���The revised  returns from  the several constituencies  throughout the  province make  it clear  that the Greenway government has been  overthrown.   The best that the Greenway party can claim is sixteen seats, and  Hugh John Macdonald may now be said  to have realized the hopes of the Conservative leaders at Ottawa in being at the  head  of a  Conservative administration  in the prairie province.   The strength of  the      respective     parties     tonight     is  Conservatives 20,  Liberals 16, Independent I.    The elections in Gimli aud Dauphin constituencies take place on Thursday and Friday next, and in view of the  general result throughout the province it  is generally conceded  that they   will return Conservatives.  Georgia Defeats Prohibition.  Atlanta, Georgia, December 8.���By a  vote of 20 to 15 in the senate today, state  prohibition was defeated.'  CANADIAN   NEWS   IN   BRIEF.  It is reported at Montreal that the Religious Congregation of Jesus and Mary  drew $10,000 from the Hochelaga branch  of La Banque Ville Marie on the day of  failure.  Alfred Fairbairn, of the , Montreal  Street Railway Company, has been appointed comptroller of the Jamaica railway.  B. W. Folger and lawyer Bawdeu of  Kingston are on their way to Fort William, where tbey will ask the municipality to give them a bonus to put up a copper smelter and iron furnace.  John Y. Payzant has been elected president of the Bauk of Nova .Scotia.  The Canadian banks doing busincs--* in  Newfoundland have imported a quarter  of a million dollars in gold coin, fearing a  panic, as for the past week heavy withdrawals of gold have been made from  Harbor Grace, Belle Isle and other sections, and it is feared that the panic may  spread to St. John's.  Imports passing through Montreal customs house for the month of November  show an increase over the same month  la��t year of JJiSOO.SOO,  A Swindler With Many Names.  Chicago, December 8.���The police  state that a string of evidence has been  completed which shows that Herman  Valentine, the alleged hotel swindler  now under arrest in Chicago, is one of  the most extensive forgery everappre-  heudea-in this-country, il list of 113  different names under wliich Valentine  operated, the dates of the visits and the  cities was found in a notebook in the  man's pocket. Letters of complaint from  hotel keepers and the chiefs of police in  over 200 cities corroborates this list.  Mayoralty Candidates in Toronto.  Toronto, December 8.���The ballot  papers for the mayoralty will in all 2"*rob-  ability contain the following names : F.  F. Clarke, John Hallam, Ji. A. Macdonald,  John Shaw. E. F. Clarke will be a candidate. His friends, who have been urging  him run, obtained a promise from him  today that if they can .show him that  tliere is a general desire ou the part of  the citizens for liis services he will enter  the contest. Tn order to show that the  people want him, a requisition will be  prepared today and circulated for signatures. Upon the success of this Mr.  Clarke's decision depends. There can be  no doubt of a hearty response on the  part of thousands of his friends, and tho  candidature of Mr. Clarke may be taken  as a fact.      __^ -  Maurice A-Bucke Killed.  Kaslo, December 8.���A private telegram was received here toda;y; announc**  ing the death of Maurice A. Huckcof this  city, in Jardiene, Montana. The death is  believed  to  be the result of an accident.  A Quebec Boy Killed at Belmont.  Qckbijc, December 8.���News has been  received here that Bertie Nathan, formerly a member of tho Quebec High  School Cadets, and of the Eighth Royal  Rifies, who enlisted in the Grenadier  Guards .some years ago, was killed at the  battle of Belmont, Soutli Africa, lie  was born and educated in this city.  Mutiny Beported From Manila.  Manila, December 8,���There has been  a mutiny of the native police in ono of  the towns of the island of Negro.,, An  American officer was killed. Xo particular*-) have yet been received,  British Labor Leaders Will Attend.  Nkw York, December 8.--A special  dispatch from London says that James  Haslam of the Miners' Federation and Alexander Wilkie of the Associated Shipwrights have nailed for this country to  attend the approaching convention of  the American Federation of Labor as  fraternal delegates representing the British trades union congress. The two visitors will be entertained several days by  the New York labor unions previous lo  their leaving for the Detroit convention.  Messrs. Haslaiii and Wilkie arc said to be  among the most prominent and representative labor leaders ever sent to this  country on a similar mission. Mr. Haslam, as secretary of the Miners' Federation, was. one of the directing forces  iu the famous miners' .strike in  }HQ',i, the biggest labor fight in. the his- .  TJie Correspondent's Campaign.  Nkw York, December 8.���The Tribune  has the following dispatch from London:  General Cleary is gradually preparing to  turn the Boer position at Coienso and relieve Ladysmith, while loid Methuen  holds general Cronje's forces at Spytfontein and Jacou.sd.il, and general Gatacre  is playing with the Free State raiders  among the Dutch villages of the disaffected district of Cape Colony. The  Variations of these three themes continue  to occupy the attention of military  writers for the London press. Evidence  is found of general Buller's controlling  mind in directing the British campaign  for the expulsion of the Free Staters  from Cape Colony and the relief of Kimberley. Premature action either on Modder River or on the southern frontier of  the Free State would tend to diminish  the pressure now being brought to bear  upon the enemy's camps around Ladysmith for a withdrawal of a portion of  tliese commands to the passes of tho  Drakensburg range.  These are the best explanations offered  by military men in London clubs for tho  continued inaction of both lord Methuen  and general Gatacre, and it is always  easy to follow them up with the reflection that time is on the side of the British army, with its superior discipline and  systematic arrangements for supplies,  and-heavily against tho irregular'organ-  i'/,ed Dutch forces. While theories, like  these are .t pot.r t.ibstiti.te for war news,  the veteran officers sire glad to accept  evidence that the generals are no longer  in hot haste to attack the enemy in  .strongly fortified positions without man-  amvering for protection for the infantry  from a deadly fire directly in front.  The official news includes the casualty  list in the sortie from Kimberley on November 28, when the Boer laager- was surprized jmd captured. This -ftas a serious  fight, for 22 were killed on the British  side, and Sl wounded. South Africans  readily identify two names in the list of  killed. Major Scott-Turner was x gallant  rough rider who had seen much hard service in Matabeleland, and Khodsea, under  Forbes aud Carriiigton. He was a fine  horseman and a man utterly fearlcs*-*.  with an inborn love of adventure. Lieutenant Wright was famous as oue of the  coolest and 11104 expert riflemen in South  Africa and a match foi the best hunters  among the Boers.  An official  bulletin   ha.s  al.so  been re-  Transportation Facilities Good.  '���The last serious impediment to travel  to and from the Klondike will be overcome this  winter,"  said  J.  L.   Reddick  yesterday.    Mr. Reddick  has lately returned from  that part of the country,  aud spoke enthusiastically of the transportation facilities afforded the Dawson  people.    "When navigation  opened  thH  season just passed, the White Pass railroad were running their trains over  the  pass, and in July connected navigation on  the Yukon with the wharfs at Skagway.  When navigation  ouens  next  Juno the  railroad will Jay its freight on the Yukon  river below White Horse Rapids, so that  the two great drawbacks to traffic in the  Yukon country will  have  been successfully overcome.    The  railroad  company  are working a force of 300 men at present,5  and the grading is  almost completed  to  the second terminus.     Next summer it  will require not to exceed  five  days  to  travel between Dawson and Skagway. The  government telegraph lino from the Coast  to Diwson was completed  in November,  and has eliminated the feeling of isolation  that has always been so sorely felt in the  Yukon metropolis during the long Avinter  mouths.  Then we are promised a weekly  mail .service as soon as the winter trail is  broken over the ice."'  ceived front general Buller respecting the  lo=*_es of the enemy, which he estimated  at 800 killed and wounded before Ladysmith on November 28, and 130 in Hildyard's fight at Willow Grange. These  estimates were accompanied by a general  charge that the enemy did not admit  more than one-tenth of the losses differed. As general Methuen has telegraphed in a -imilar way respecting the  Boer losses at Modder river, it was evident that the war office had .suggested  that f-omething should bo said by him  and general Buller to counteract the effect of tiie publication of the hea\y casualty lists on tho British .side. Cues for  the reports had come from London, whore  the officials were annoyed by Dr. Leyd's  Brussels bulletins showing the insignificant Dutch losses as an offset to the terrible havoc wrought among the British  battalions.  Building Up Business.  The Cherry Hill druggist and baker  have clever ways of building up trade.  The former gives a stick of candy to  every child that bring-* him a proscription to fill, or that makes a purchase of  five cent-.' worth of drugs. The baker  gives a -.mall cake for each purchase of a  loaf of bread, a tart for a transaction involving ten cents-, and a. cream puff for  each quarter's worth of business, this  child in ovcry case being supposed to le-  preient papa or mamma. Xo matter  what maj- bo the ordeia from home, the  youngster could not be persuaded to deal  with any other baker or druggist iu the  neighborhood.  ' ��� 0, P, R. Returns.  A Winnipeg dispatch says C. P. R. land  returns for November. 5880, show that  42,030 acres were sold for $110,490; for  the corresponding month last year the  .sales were 25,979 acres for $82,918,  Intend to Establish a School.  Two  representatives  of the  order of  the .Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace arrived  in Nelson yesterday for  the purpose of  making arrangements for the opening of  a private  school   in   this city.    This organization ha" charge of the Sisters' hospital in  Rossland,   and several months-  ago they were requested to open a school  in Nelson.    It is in compliance with this  request  that   they  are   now   in  Nelson.  Just what form the scheme for the establishment of fne new .-c-hool will take>Vi!l  probably   depend    upon   the   assistance  which the sisters* receive.t They announce  that it is their  intention to erect a suitable building  in  the  spring,  but in the  meantime they will   probably rent temporary quarter-,.    The course of instruction iu the  new  school  will comprise all  the usual branches of a thorough Rnglish  education,  together   with   bookkeeping,  stenography, typewriting, and plain and  art needlework, with  special studies for,  younger children.    The teaching staff, ib  is announced, will  be  composed of thn-e  holding certificates  from  the education  department,    Whitehall,    London,   who  have had wide  experience in preparing  pupils for examination at Knglish universities and college;..  Molly Gibson's Title Clear.  The long standing dispute as to the  title to the Molly Gibson group of claim--  at the head of Kokanee uteek has been  "settled by"an"orde"r of'MrTjastice Irving,  vesting the title to the propei tv in the  name of Samuel W. Bay. When the  Molly Gibson gioup war. purchased se**.-  eral months ago by Rufus Pope and his  associates an adverse action was started  by William N. Callalian as the owner of  the Nashville, Charleston and Westminster mineral claims. To dispose of the  claim negotiations were opened by Samuel XV. Ray to purchase the Callanan interest, and eventually Callanan agiecd to  sell for 818,500. He afterwards refused  to cai ry out the agreement of sale, and  accordingly Mr. justice Irving was applied to for an order vesting the title to  the property in the plain tiff Ray. This  was granted with costs. This order re-  mo*, es the cloud from the Molly Gibson  title and will doubtless give a stimulus  to the present owners in the development  of the property.  The Yellowstone Mill is at Salmo.  II. E. T, Haultain, superintendent of  the Yellowstone mine, stopped in the city  over night while enroutc to Rowland.  Mr. Haultain reports a temporary delay  with their work on account of the recent  rains. Tho machinery for a ten-stamp  mill is hung up at Salmo and the company will not attempt to move it farther  until the -now comes. Little has beeu  done in the mine-' for the past 1 wo  months awaiting the arrival of the stamp  mill. Mr. Haultain .say- he hope* to have  ovorvthing in operation within 1 wo  months    All Favor the Often Door.  London, December 9.���The Berlin correspondent of the Standard says: AH  powers concerned have favorably received the proposal of the United States  regarding the maintenance- of the Open  door in China, each offering to sign the  -desired assurance if the others .wilt do so.  1  I  ill  I  m  a\  '~i\  1  *'  1 2  THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON, B. C. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1899.  .4e  w  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  iti  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  v./  ito  ito  ik  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  it/  tt  Chamois Vests  These are  goods that are now  9    in   demand,   and    those    with  Chest and Lung Protectors weak chests and  lungs  should  not neglect to wear   them.    They are   a   great   comfort and  save  many dollars   in   cough   cures,   arid   in a   great   many cases save  ��*  the life of the wearer.     If you prefer the Chamois Skins to make  your own protectors we have all sizes to choose from.  Razor Strops  In order to get a comfortable shave  it is as important to have a good  strop as it is to have a good  razor. Our line of strops cannot be equaled anywhere���made of  either Horsehide or Porpoise hide���they are soft, pliable and  smooth and will give you excellent results. We also keep a line  of good  English   Razors,  which we can recommend.  Toilet Articles  Our immense stock of Toilet  Articles is too numerous to  mention here in detail, but comprises all the latest requisites that complete the ideal Toilet Table,  such as Face Lotions, Face Powders and Cosmetics; Hair Preparations of all kinds; Manicure Preparations and Sets; Powder  Puffs and  Powder Boxes; Atomizers and Toilet waters.  IN ADDITION TO THE LINES HEREIN DESCRIBED, WE HAVE DOZENS OF OTHERS, MANY OF WHICH ARE MOST SUITABLE FOR HOLIDAY GIFTS.  INSPECTION COSTS YOU NOTHING  Ladies' and  Cents' Purses  We have the latest styles in these  goods. Our assorthient of Ladies'  Purses cannot be equaled in the  city. We have them in all-leather,  mounted or unmounted, and at  prices to suit everyone. These  goods would make a very suitable   Christmas   gift.  w  a*  a,  .a*  v_  a-  a*  di  iti  iii  ili  ii"  iii  iii  iti  _/  iii  iii  iii  iii  iii  tf  iii  U,  Ui  \b  iii  0/  Ui  ib  Ui  u-  ili  Ui  a,-  Ui  Uf  Ui  Ui  Ui  Uf  iii  4fc&fcfefcte&��&*fcfe**fcfcfce*Sfr^  2o per Cent Discount  %  m  i.  <��.  m  W ���  *��.  m  m  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 Medi- *  cines, 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 m  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 Wholesale and Retail Druggists  Nelson,   B. C. and Dealers in Assayers' Supplies  '***>_^-34-S3-J4-9* ��*3-��* ��* *** ��^  1.  It'  m  f*  m  w  i-**  T  1*.  m  #  f  1��  m  **>  *  _��  Perfumery  0   - ��� *-  Perfumery is one line _ that we  pay particular attention to, and  we can say without exaggeration  that our stock in this line is  larger and better assorted than  any retail stock in Canada, and  the quality of the goods cannot  be excelled, as we carry full lines  of the leading manufactures, and  trashy goods   have   not   a   place.  REMEMBER, THIS DISCOUNT WILL ONLY BE GIVEN UNTIL THE 23rd INSTANT, AND IS FOR CASH ONLY.  MAIL ORDERS WILL RECEIVE IMMEDIATE AND CAREFUL ATTENTION  Prescription  *!  &  We wish to draw special attention to  not only our facilities for compound-  DEPARTMENT ing all  prescriptions, but  to   the fact  that we are the only firm in the interior of B. C. who carry chemically pure drugs and chemicals. These goods cost more than the  poorer quality carried by other firms, but our prices are no- higher  and our customers are sure that they are getting pure drugs.  Soaps  For years we have made a specialty of Toilet  Soaps and have found that our sales of' Soap are  steadily increasing, and we have now in stock a  large quantity of very fine goods which we are offering at a very  low price. Our stock comprises the leading lines in English,  French, Canadian and American makes,* and we are sure it would  pay you to give this line your attention.  Rubber Goods  We buy our Household and Fountain Syringes, Hot Water Bags,  from the best makers, and we  might slate that quality in Rubber Goods is of the first importance. Also, we have a large assortment of Ladies' Rubber  Gloves, whieli we especially recomrhend for keeping the hands  in   good   condition  during  the   cold   weather.  'wk. ^   * ^ ^ .~.^.>-..��.<^.*--__._��.^.^..��.^.^.:��.^.^.^. ��-��-d&3&&-''__;&_&&-&&-&  \W  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  ���pS_*<*__  m  ll        On Monday morning, December 11th, we will open ||  -* (jji our new dressmaking parlors with Madam Fleener, ����  H late of Minneapolis, in charge.   As Madam Fleener was |j  ��� B for many years fore-woman for Madam Buschane, of  _~��~ Minneapolis,"^we_c^n"s^fely^uarantee--our-many cus--  B tomers perfect satisfaction in this line. #  -raV*'.  B  B  B  MARTIN O'REILLY & CO.  HOUSTON   BLOCK,   BAKER   STREET.  \m  rVEX&J&S,   0_A__3_E3C W  =. ^z *__�� ___U ��_> _> <��> &��� ��> S> c?' ^Sr^  ' ***_? ^ff* ��s�� *-s^ "*s* "s^��� ter- ter- ��v��� ^* <=��  Handkerchiefs  I r  Our Silk Handkerchiefs for Christmas trade are now to hand  A large assortment to select trom, 15c and up.  MEN'S OUTFITTER  Sign of the RED HAT, Baker St., Nelson  The local Liberals do uot seem to understand what caused tho turnover in  Manitoba. Too many Conservatives and  too much Sifton did the business. Now  that it has freed show a that Sifton eart-  nOt c&rrf his own province, tlie Laurier  government should see that a man from  the West with inflftence is given a seat  in the fiithinei. British Columbia, with  six members ifl the house;-p��VcQmmons, is  fairly entitled ,to cabinet representation,-  and no member of the British Columbia  delegation comes nearer voicing the opinion of Ufa constituents than the: member  from Yale-Cariboo, Hewitt .Bostock. The  district whieh he represents is a large  and an important one. It has sufficient  population for two members; but, apparently, tho representation cannot be increased until after the next census is  taken. Then why not even up matters  by giving tlie present member a chance  to get to the ear of the government?  Bostock f of a cabinet position I should be  the rallying cry of every resident of  British Columbia,  .yllow many merchants and corporations  ���doing business in  Nelson practice, what  they would have the newspapers of the  . iown- preach ?   How   many   tuerchtin ts  and corporations doing business in Nelson  make a regular practice of sending to  eastern Canadian printing offices for  their oflice stationery? Jt is safe to say  that there aro as many merchants and  corporations who do this as there are individuals who send to Eaton's for household articles. The printing offices oE  Nelson turn out good work, and their  prices are not higher in proportion than  the prices chargeel by merchants for their  goods. There is no business carried on in  Nelson that pays out as much money in  tlie town in proportion to total business  done as does the printing office. The  three printing offices in Nelson pay out  fully $2500 a month for wages alone, 90  per cent of-which is spent in the town.  The three papers-printed-in-Xelson-use-  their best efforts to bring trade to Nelson, and in return many merchants who  are directly benefitted by tliese efforts  make a regular practice of diverting  trade from the Nelson printing offices to  prinUng offices in Eastern Canada.  Adding New Laurels to His Fame.  General Lloyd Wheaton, who has been  giving Aguinaldo the hardest chase he  has yet received from the American  forces, is adding new laurels to his fame  by his present vigorous conduct of the  Filipino campaign. Years ago he suppressed tho Fenian raid at Port Pembina,  Manitoba, for which he received the  thanks of queen Victoria. At Vicksburg  during the civil war ho was proyost-  marshal, and Avon unstinted praise for his  masterly handling of the office. When  Fort Blake! y was besieged he led the  final charge through the embrasure and  was the first to enter the enemy's lines.  For this heroic conduct he received a  medal of honor. It is uot generally  known that geueral Wheaton entered  the-eivil war as a captain and returned  colonel of the Eighth Illinois. He was  born in Michigan aud appointed to the  army from Illinois in 1S01. He was a  major in 1803, and after the close of the  war became colonel of the Twentieth  Infantry. For civil war service he was  honorably mentioned in the "Records of  the Rebellion," also by general Hancock,  and also by the secretary of war. He  was with Ctistei* in 1874 and at Fort  Assiniboiiie, Montana, until 1860.  Joubert is American Born.  General Piet Joubert, commander-in-  chief of the Boer forces, was born at 110,5  Areh street, . Philadelphia.. .His father  was** a Frenchman,* who* fell in love! with  and married*a girl in the south of Holland. Tie and his family went to South  Africa a number oi" years ago. The general has visited this country--first in 1883  as agent for a large financial company,  and again ten years later, when he was  official representative of the Transvaal  Republic at the World's Fair at Chicago.  HUDSON'S BAY  COMPANY.  WARD  BROS.  REAL ESTATE  AND  GENERAL  INSURANCE  AGENTS  1W&  INCORPORATED .6T0.  I  13  Ring up Telephone No.  If you want  BASS' Pale Ale  GUINNESS' Foreign Stout  DREWERY'S Golden A.inh@r Ale  SCHUTZ'S Milwaukee Beer  DOMINION BREWERY Porter  DOMINI0|1 BFfEWEFiY India Pale A'e  All the above goods in PINTS or  QUARTS. Sold by the BOTTLE,  DOZEN, CASE or BARREL.  On application we will quote you  rates on hire, Life, Accident and Plate  Glass Insurance.  Agents for J. and J. Taylor Safes.  FOR SALE���Business and Residential Property.  25  by 120  with nnpvovcmenu, *_(ntth *>'dc Voriioii  street ^.tOOO  AO by 120 cornet of Halco.  and Hall streets.   I'mli-  culiii'i gi*.en on appluMtion.  21 loti with cottiiRO, runted at Sin per nionUi, Vic-  totin stieet ,     S3.T0O  ���2 lots with rotU-ige, rented al $W per month, Htiniley  Street   SaiOfl  1 lots lncliuUnp-corner, 3K" foot frontnge %1200  For Residential Property you could  not do better than invest in Fafrview,  commonly known  as   Bogustown, es-  pecially   how   tKat-tKe~~ tramway- is"  nearly completed.  ,  For particulars apply to above firm,  West Baker Street, Nelson.  A. R. Sherwood  Successor lo Chas, A. Watonran ic Co.  Big Scl]oor\er  i        Beer or Half**  and=Half....  IO Ct.s.  Always FV-esh  Always     Cool  THE BEST ULASS OF BEER IN NELSON IS  AT THB  Club Hotel  SSS&^SSfi* ��� ��� ��- J- emit. Prop.  .���"f^-i'-r-*---"-*1*"?-  REAL ESTATE  INSURANCE AND  GENERAL AGENT  ' ASK VOL'It GHO.-Klt .'Olt      -  ALIEN'S APPLE CIDER  THORPE & CO., Ltd.  Fir-it door west of Bank of  UriUfih Columbia building,  Baksr St. Nelson  i PATRONIZE UNION SHOPS  Teleplioi-io 13  WHOLESALE  . Butter,  ��� Eggs,  . Cheese,  . Green  . Fruits,  . Cured  ..jyiestts,.'  _ Vegetables j  UBNKRAL   BROKER.  UNION SHOP  *Barii?ei* Shops WithouC This Card In Window  Are Non-Union.  COLLECTIONS   SOLICITED  FOR SALE  A 1 .-Room (new) House, rented at *J0 per month ., .��3000  Au 8-Room (new) House, two lots, corner     '2700  FOR RENT  A5-Room HouseCuniished) $30M  MONEY TO LOAN ON HEAL ESTATE OK SHORT 1 ERMS.  OKKICES:  Four Doors West of Dominion Express Office j JPliMJ  OLBANING AND REPAIRING.  Barber's   Union  SHIPPERS OF THE EARLY  BREAKFAST BRAND OF EGGS  Full stocks carried at  Nelson  and  Rossland.   Mail orders solicited.  Cut Prices is the  Order of the Day  And I want to bo in it. I h&ve just received  Fall Samples . of Suitings and Ovor-  coatinRR representing a $5O,0G0 stoek to  choose from inade to your order at p ices  never before heard of in Nelson. All the latest; ������  fade in Fancy VeBtinRs for Fall and -winter.  Ladies' tailoring in all ito branches a specialty.  Lowest pricon.   Rooms I and 11, Hillyer blocfc.  Stevens, T^e Tailor!  Your own  goods  ni-ide ugi   Old clothes  made good as new.  ^^DEXTSCTJ^   *G-_E!;E]  Opposite Clarke Hotel.    MHJnCHAN't tAll.OIL  A. %. BARROW, A.M.I.fl.E.  PRO VI NCI AL LAN D SURVEYOR  :  m  "*H"C*i"  Corner Victoria and Kootauay StrfleU.  V9 O. BOX 550 TELEPHONE NO, Ob  m ;_-5v. /ri__.ri=ri-__��.^ijiK--srj:s_  xzMtnaiXJK/MtL':  THE TRIBUNE:  KELSON B. C_, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9 1899.  JIS*  * .  n  ��� ���**>  rfl  J  1. '  I'  ESTABLISHED IN NELSON IN 1890  U/atel^  es  The Largest Stock in British Columbia  I'baue u/atel?es for Boys, for FJIol? /T^r; ai)d poor /T\<**t>,  for ^adi<?s apd /Tosses. Cold U/atqfpes, Silver U/atel?(?5,  )Miek>.l U/ater-xjs, 5t<?<?l   U/atei?^8, ai?d  vuarrarjt all  I   3^11  Brass fettles apd I^amps  BRASS TABLES  /Harm, (Ha.He,  |Hai)ii)<}, flail, Diljiijp} R>oo/i\  /} <^_?ild eai? buy from.me ai?d $et a$ ^ood value as  tt?e most experienced. I jell at uityolejale prices, guarantee  eu>?ry   jtope,   apd   K^p   orjly  ^ood quality  Diamonds  Diamopds  (^afi9$ apd C^el^ry D^e  BRONZES  U/eddii)^, Society,  Ei^a^emept. Birthday, Baby  l^l'l^S  Buy U/l7ere You <;ap Select from t^ lar^st StoeK at U/I?olesaie priees  -fo-  Sterlir?^ Silver  8poor?5, ForHs�� NaPk'9 Ri*7*5s, gild's /T)u<js,  SrupK S^apS. B09 B09 Dishes, J\.6veltie5  <?ut (ila$s  pitchers, Firmer Bouils, Batter  plaques, Berry  Bou/ls, Glasses, garet Jugs, Qelery Dishes  Jaeob Dover, J^e Jeweler, f/elsop, B. Q.  f\\\ (ioods Bou^t Before (.!?<; (holidays Er^rau^d pree  Eueryoi^ U/^leometo Inspect Our-StocK of <;ood5 .  .GRAVE   AUD   GAY   STOEYETTES.  Laitrence (..rotilimd, l-lio hocinlirftic  writer who died a low weeks ago in .Vow  York, was a thorough pessimist. One  ������veiling, after he had denounced the modern industrial sy.-leni in shvujjo torni-i, a  friend remarked : uIfc is not so bad aa j  l.nssian despotism, i.s it?" "Not rpiite:  the former is the worst possible: the lat- 1  ter the worsi, conceivable.1'  The XewYork Herald was represented  iiL the Dreyfus trial at Renne** by Marcel  Prevo&t, Vaneo Thompson relates in the  .Saturday Evening Post that he met Provost just after the verdict had been announced, Rveryono was bu/.'/ing," Dreyfus ha-> been found guilty���with extenuating circumstances!" "What do you  suppose the extenuating circmnstfinees  are?" Tnompson asked. "I dare say his  -innocence,���was-Provost's-reply.   4.1  |  m  f  tu  m  rn  m  lit  h  An loia soldier relates thai, one day  general Otis came out on the firing-line  and ordered the shooting to cease. A  Kansas boy who thought he was doing  all sorts of damage to the insurgents,  kept on shooting. "Didn't you hear my  command to cease firing?" thundered the  general. "Who are you?" asked tho soldier. "I'm general *0. is." "Otis, hell,"  responded the soldier, "I know that isn't  no; Otis never comes out here." And  bang went the gun.  Long before the Transvaal trouble, tho  right honorable Joseph (Jhamberlain,  present minister of state for tins Hritish  colonies, was famous the world over for  his orchids. His costly collection is ono  of the finest in tlie world. Tliey are telling the story In Paris, now that once ho  saw a rare orchid, tin* duplicate of one he  had recently added to his own collection.  He asked the price. "Twenty Mioiibiuul  francs," replied the dealer. Tho Knglish-  nian paid the money, and thou, throwing  the flower on tlie floor, crushed it with  his heel.    During the Civil War the law school at  Cambridge was presided over by professors Parsons, Barker, and Washburn.  They were divided iu their political views '  and each did his best to maintain his i  opinion. Professor Pnrkcr was one day  asked: "How do you get along on politics  at the law school?" "Nicely," he an-  wered; "we are equally divided." "But  how can that be," continued the inquirer,  "since there are three of you ?" "Easy  enough," replied the professor; "Parsons  writes on one side and f on the other,  and Washburn���he speaks on one side  and votes on the other."  Algernon Dougherty, of the United  States diplomatic service, has qualities of  his own to account for his success as well  as being the son of the famous "Silver-  Tongued Dougherty" of Philadelphia.  One of the rules of the aristocratic Parisian concierge is tliat while one may ride  up in the elevator, one must not ride  down. It was Mr. Dougherty who broke  down this rule in a house in the Rue de  Maturin. He started down, and the concierge stopped the elevator. "Jt is forbidden." "By whom ?" "The proprietor  forbids it," said the concierge. Mr.  Dougherty drew himself up and said:  "Tell your proprietor that 1 forbid him  to forbid me anything!" and rode on  down. And now, even the timid maiden  ladies on the sixth floor play with that  elevator as though it were a tame cat.  The late Dr. Todd, the Irish archa-olo-  gist, although a great .scholar, was not  above perpetrating a joke. A learned  h-iiglishman once went to Dublin to ex-  _a_mino_so_me_mauuseript_in_tlie_library of  Trinity College, and was introduced to  Dr. Todd. One day in conversation'the  latter told him that there was in Trinity  College a. curious instance of the survival  of a habit dating from the time of the  Danes; that at a certain hour of the afternoon a porter went the round of the  college ringing a bell and calling out in a  loud voice, "The Dane's in the hall,"  when all tho students rushed from their  rooms to repel the invaders. The learned  but somewhat incredulous Englishman  repaired to the college at the appointed  hour, and, sure enough, the porter appeared, ringing his bell and calling out  "The Dane's in the hall," and the .students hurried from their rooms to the hall.  Jt was only some hours later thatthe  Knglishman comprehended that this was  merely the customary manner of summoning the students to the hall where  the dean of the college awaited them,  "the dean" being transformed bythe Milesian tongue into "the dane."  At the time of the Sioux attack on  Fort Hipiey, in J802, the Mille Lac Chip-  pewas assisted the white men, and the  secretary of the interior and the state of  Minnesota, grateful for this assistance,  promised that as a reward the Mille Lac  Chippewas should nevor be removed from  their reservation. Only a few years later,  tlio interior department sent a .special  agent to the reservation, to endeavor to  persuade them to move from Mille Lacs  to north of Leech Lake. There was quite  a powwow, and one of the best-known  men in Minnesota addressed a meeting of  the chiefs. "My brothers," he said, "the  great father has heard how you have  been wronged, and he said, *I will send  my red children an honest man to talk to  them.' So he looked to the north, to the  east, the south, and the Ave.st, and he  said, 'Here is an honest man,' and he  sent me. So brothers, look at me. The  winds of fifty-five years liave blown over  my head and silvered it over with gray,  and during that time 1 have done no wrong  to any man. I am your friend, my red  brothers, and as your friend 1 ask you to  sign this treaty," When he had finished,  one of the chiefs arose and said: "My  friend, look at me. The winds of more  than fifty winters have blown over my  head and silvered it over with gray, but  they have not blown my brains away."  Then he sat down, and the couucil was  etulvd.  Charge on Checks.  New York, December 8.���The executive committee of the clearing house  association, which represents tho more  important banking interests of the country, has decided to recommend the adoption b5r all of the members of the association of a bylaw providing for the charging of a regular rate upon out-of-town  eolieelioiroii- checks: This-action~ foreshadowed several weeks ago, after a conference of the largest banking interests  of the cast, is regarded as the most important that has yot been taken in the  matter for out-of-town colloctiou of checks,  aud is in accord with the action of the  New York clearing house association,  whieh put the same rules and regulations  into operation recently.  In Favor of Municipal OwnershiD.  BOSTON, December pS.���Charles* 11. Coulter, the newly elected socialist mayor of  Brockton, Massachusetts, won by a plurality of 154)2 votes. He -is 20 years old.  He said last night: "The social democratic party, of whieh I am proud to be  a member, declares for the co-operative  commonwealth and ownership of all the  means of production and distribution.  It will be my aim and that of my fellow  socialists in the city government to enter  a wedge wherever possible for municipal  ownership, and see to it that no more  valuable franchises are given to any corporation whatever."  Anti-British Remarks Cheered.  Par ih, December S.���During the debate  today in the chamber of deputies* 011 the  colonial budget, M. Pirmin Kaure, anti-  Semite, urged the necessity of strengthening the defences of the colonies and  the colonial army, in addition to the system of French-owned cables, lie also intimated that British emissaries were  overrunning Tunis, disguised as Protestant missionaries, and selling ammunition  to the Arabs, His anti-British remarks  wei-e heartily cheered.  Macrum Heard From.  Washington, December 8.���A. II. Macrum, in a cable message received at the  state department, dated at Pretoria, ��*ii��-  uounces that he will sail on the 18th in-  st-nut, via Naples, for the United .Stateft.  THE   BOER'S   BIG   GtWS.  One of the surprises in the .South African war has been the oifeotiveness of  the Boer artillery. Since the fighting  began it appears that the Boer.s have  been using artillery with good effect and  that they have plenty of good guns. As  a matter of fact, the field guns possessed  by the Boers are probably the best in  the world, They not only liave good  guns, but they havo plenty of them.  Jt is true, however, that until a few  years ago the Boors had no big guns and  knew little or nothing about handling  them. But the Jameson raid taught  president Kruger a lesson. He learned  something about the effectiveness of modern field artillery. He determined to equip  the Transvaal forces with the best weapons in the market.  The fh'.st_step_ was_tc)__e_rcct_ fo_rts_at_  Johannesburg and Pretoria. The former  now reposes under tho brow of strong  fortifications. There are six forts altogether, and they command a broad expanse of country. In these he has placed  long range rifled guns of French and <*er-  man patterns and quick firing guns. He  has filled four warehouses with arms aud  made secret preparations, which include  long tunnels underneath tlio goldfields,so  that the town of Johannesburg can be  destroyed by one train of powder, forthe  motto of the Boers is. "Bather a ruined  country than no country.  Pretoria is guarded by four forts, one  at each of the four corners of the town.  Heavy guns of tlie Krupp make are installed here under the direction of Cier-  man, Dutch and French officer.**. Men  have been drilled to train those guns effectively, and the town is supplied with  provisions to withstand a long seige.  Then Kruger turned hi.s attention to  field artillery. He sent agents to France  and Germany. They bought the latest  and most improved quick firing field  guns. Not only did they buy the guns,  but they hired German and French officers to go to the Transvaal and teach the  young Boers how to handle ihe weapons.  About two years ago the Transvaal  purchased eight batteries, or forty-eight  guns, of the latest and best quick firing  type from the. French firm of Schneidcr-  Oanot. These guns were not delivered  until a short time ago, but arc supposed  to have reached Pretoria just in time for  use in the pre-ent war.  The -Schncider-Cnnet gun fires a Impound shell. In practice against targets  composed of six wooden frames, each  with an area of forty-five square feet,  six of these guns fired each six rounds,  throwing each shell at an average of  forty-six seconds' interval and making  numerous hits. An ordinary field gun in  the same time would have fired only one  or at the most two  rounds.    The Boers'  weapons, therefore, fire three to six times  as fast as the ordinary gun with which  most batteries of artillery are armed.  Among their new heavy artillery guns  the Boers have several big Creusot guns.  The*-*!, are of French manufacture also  and it i.s doubtful if the British have anything bettor at their command.  Thi.ro are two types of quick firing  guns used in the Bi'itish army. The first  i.s the Viekers-Maxim, which was used by  the troop-- under lord Kitchener in the  ���Soudan. The other is an adaptation of  the ordinary field gun, whieh is converted  to a quick firer by a carriage designed by  lieutenant-colonel sir G. Clarke. Thi*  gun. it i-* said, has been found of considerable utility, but is certainly not equal  to the quick firer.s iu the possession of  the Boers.  pSome time ago the Transvaal govern-  jjunit purcha_ed_threr__of_the_iuO!.t powerful guns in existence. These were also  made by the Schneider-Canet firm. Two  are of Oi-inoh calibre and one of 12-inch.  The latter weighs O'i tons and fires a  shell weighing, half a ton through four  feet of steel. The two smaller guns fire  a .shell weighing three hundredweight.  These gnus were bought when the Transvaal government expected to get Delagoa  Bay. They arc now mounted outside of  .Johannesburg.  H.  COMMISSION MERCHANTS.  J. KVAN.S & CO.���Baker titrcot. Nelson, wholesale  �� dealers in liquors, oifrnr-*, cfiiieiit, fluvhrick unci  llro diiy, ualcr ���-���po :md -ptccl rails, nnd general com-  wis .ion merchants.   .   ~ FLOUR AND FEED.  BKACICATAN & KEU MI LUNG (.''OMPASY T/TJ).���  Front rtieel, Xelson, wholesale dealers in llonr, ont-  mei��*, etc., and hay and grain. Mills at Kdmonton, Victoria, awl Xew \. estininstor.  Wholesale  Houses  NELSON  B. C.  *     GROCERIES.  A "MACnoXAM) & {���O.-.'ornor Vernon and .lose-  ���"������ pliine stifel-, w hole-tiile grocers and jobbers in  bhinketK, glove', mitts, bontn, rubbers, innckinanM and  miners'Hiindri en.   OOTKXAY    SCI'mLy    C'OMI-aXY.     I.IMITKP-  Vernoii struct. XcNon, -��hulemUc grocer*,.   CIGARS. ���    r  XrOQTKNAY f'lGAlt H. ANUFACTl'MXG CO.-Cor-  "-   tierliikcf and Hall streels, X.Kon, manufacturers  of "Itojal .Seal" and "Kootenay Hell*." brands of (Slgars 'S  PAINTS   AND   OILS.      '     - '   |l  N! .LSON UAJ.mVA_tK COMPANY-Bakcr .Sireet- fj  Wholesale dealors in paints, oils, and brnshes of all          *   ']  , kinds.   I��mrg<5Bt stoek in ICootenay.  Ji  1                 FRESH. AND SALT MEATS.       . 1|  PnUllNS & CO.���Haker sired.  Xelson, -wholesale Z  ���   dealers in fiesli nnd cured meats.   Cold storage, '$  "powder, caps "and" fuse." j  HA_\r__iTO,V   POWJIKIl  OOMPANY-naker street, I  .            Nelson,   tnami/actiirprs   of   djiianutc,   sporting", �����  htiKiiplf'Sj and black blasting powders, *vho!e*>nlo dtNilcr-i 'j  j  in 11 ips iind f iif-o, and clecLi��: blasting apparat us.   i  j IPROVISIONS.-PRODUCE-AND-FRUITS. '���4  Pi.RSONS   l-KODUCK   rOiMPA.VY-Vcmoii   street. t  ,           Xelson, ".-.holr.sale dealers in  provisions, prodiiru,          ,     !ji,  1 fl!; ft1"1**3*   AgcntH for !_*aiff & Co. bacon and hams. 1?  JY. OKIbTIN & CX".���Corner Vernon and Josephine -\  ,      ���    din-els.  Nelson,   wholesale d-utlcra  In  provisions, i  i enrt d nieal-s, hiittor and eggs.  I,  {  Tfi   Jt. KTKWART&CO.���WftreliousrRoii-.'.I*. I (.track, *  |  �������� ���    foot of StJiuloy street, Nul'O'i, wholesale tlealem In J*  1 proi isions, pioduco and fruits.   Cold storage.   AgenW j  '< Am ioin* & Co [a bacqii. kmb, lard_niid_oUier products. -?-  M'a.VITORA I'RODUCK ANJ) cojnYisftioN CO.. I  Ltd.��� Nelson   branch,   JIall   street.     Wholesale  dct'ors in lmttei\_eggs and chee-e.    "SASH ~AND DOORS.  ���KTKLSOX SAW ANJ) PLANING Mil,..!.. UMITKJ)-  ���*���' Corner From and Ha.ll btreets, Ncl��o'., tnnmifue-  Uiwicsof nnd wholesale dealers in wish and doors; all  t  kind; of factory work niiide lo oider.  ��  WINES AND CIGARS.   , '  CALIFORNIA WINK COMPANY, I.I_.riTJCI>��� Corner Front and Hall Mrcet.s, Nelson, whole-sale dealers  5u wineslca. eand btalkland domosTio and imported cigars.  LODGE   MEETINGS. \  KNIGHTS  OK PYTHIAS-Nolson   Lodftc.   No.   25, .  KntehtN of Pythias, meets in J. O. O. V. Hall, corner f  Salter and Kootenay . trecth. every Tuesday ovouing at 1  8 o'clock.   Visiting Knights cord-ally invited to attend.  ^t��t  \J  T. t,I LLIK.CC.  It. O. JOY. IC. of R. & S.  OJ1N   (.HOLD-ITCH  ubolcsiilo grocer*-.  &  CO.��� Kiout 'street,   NoHon,  COAL.  CROW'S   NJiST  PASS  COAL  COMPANY. -Wholesale dealers in <o,i! and ��i��_.c.   Chailus St. K-iihe,  Agent. Haker street, Nelson.  HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.  HYKRS & CO.- Comer Haker and Josephine streets,  Nolson, wholesale dealurs in hardware and mining  AgcntH foj|_l ii_ant_ Powdcrt'o.  H  supplies.    T AWRKNCK JIAlWWARK77oMIV-.NY-HaU*r St.,  ���*-' Nelson, wholesale dealeis in hardivaio and mining  mipplies, and water a11djplumber-.' supplies.   TTAXCOUVKH HARIIWARK COM"!'ANY. LLMITKD  "     ���Raker streot, Nelson, whol��*-alc dealer, in hardware and mining supplies, plumbers and tinsmiths' **up-  plies.   CRATED AND   MINERAL WATERS.  rpiIORPKA: CO.. LISHT..I..- Cm ner Vei non and Cedar  ���*���    streets,   Nelson, jiiaiiiif.icturuis  of and   whole-jilc  denlcis in u-rated waters nnd fnul syrups.   Sole agent.,  for IIalcyunSpilngsjnlnor.il water.    ' ^   ASSAYERS1" SUPPLIES.  WF. TKETZKL & < O. Comer'Raker and Jose-  ��� pliine streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers in us-  Haj'ers supplies. Agents for Denser Fno Clay Co. of  Dfiner, ( oloiado^   LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  TURNER, RKETON & CO.- Comer Vernon and Josephine Htroel��. XciHon, wholesale dealer*, in liquora,  cigar*, and dry Koods. AgoutH for P��bMt, Iir��winj{ Oo. of  Milwaukee and Calgary lire wing 4." o. of {.aSgary.  NF.J_SQN LODGE, NO. 23, A. V. & A. M. Moot.  second Wednesday in each month. Sojourning  brethren invited.  NELSON U O. L��� No. 1CAY2, meets in I. O, O. V. Hall,  corner Bakor nnd Kootenay slreot-s,  lt=t and 3rd  Friday of each month.   Visiting brcthern cordially invited.  JOHN TOY*., W. M.      F. J. BRADLEY, Rec.Soc.  NI_I_SON   ^RIE.  Number  22,   Fratornal  Order  of  K'��.lcs, niectscvery second and fourth Wednesday in  each month in Fraternity Hall.   Visiting brethren, welcome.  J. IRVING. President,        J. U. WRAY, Secretary.  KLSON .MINERS' UNION   NO.  i��.  W.  F. of Ai.���  >Ic<!ts in IC. J', rooms, Fraternity Hall, the first nnd  third  SatiiKia)  evening, in  each  month at 8 o'clock.  Visiting uieinijerrt welcome.  JAMKS WILKS. Sec'y.      CIIAS. A. MoKAY. Pros.  THE I'cgul.ii   meeting-, of the Ciirpentct-,'  I'nion nn*  held on   U'i'diU'Ml.ij   eu'iilng of  c.ii'h   wi!<*k, at  7  o'.loffc, iu tlw (pI<1 Oddfellow's hall nn I-ocruma) siicoi.  JAMES COLLINO. S-'creiarj.  ASCHITEOTS.  EWART & CARRIE��� Arcliteot..   Roon\-* 7ai*cl8 Abo  niooii block. Raknr ptro-U N*��l(*on.  Fop Sale Cheara    _k.  Kverj thing in and about an hotel building: at Creston,  , a station on tho (Jroxv'H Neat Pom lUUway. WUl bo sohi  | ��lUH>r as* a wholo or newirately. Apply to Charien h\  \ OI*on, AittHWorth, Ei. C THE  TRIBUNE:  NELSON, B. C.  SATURDAY DECEMBER .)  L89U.  MT  -  -��� ^  A December  t    303  ;I;    BAKER  $   STREET  Hi  Hi  V</  Vi/  to  to  to  to  to  v./  to  to  to  to  to  to  iii  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  SPECIAL SALE FOR ONE WEEK ONLY  to  Jacket  Opportunity  For Women, Misses and Children  Commencing on Monday, we will give you the  choice of any of our TAILOR-MADE JACKETS AND  SUITS AT JUST WHAT THEY COST US, and in  some cases a trifle less. We know every woman  who wants the best Jacket or suit ever offered will  attend this sale. The styles are up-to-date and the  assortment twice as large as you can find in any  other house in the city.  Ladies' Jackets, Prices from $3 to $5  Misses' Jackets, $2.50 to $8  Tailor-made Suits, Ranging from $5 up  A December Sale  Silk  IN THE  artment  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  503 JOSEPHINE STREET  303   J  BAKER    ik,  STREET   {g  to  to  tt  f* ��������� tt  e Furnishings |  = =-. _.  -S= tt  tt  Carpets and tt  liouse  Furnishings  We have just received a complete line of House  Furnishings, including Window Blinds in all the  leading shades, Curtains and Curtain Poles, Carpets and Matting. Good assortment of Rugs in all  sizes, Oil Cloth and Linoleum.  ART MUSLINS AND DRAPERIES  WINDOW SHADES MADE TO ORDER  Gents9 Department  This department is now complete for our Xmas  trade. We have the latest novelties in Gents'Neckwear ' and Handkerchiefs. Another shipment of our  Dollar Shirts to hand today.  '^���J^'^'���^^'^^^^���^���^'������^'^^^'^���^'^���0^^^^^���0^���^^^'^���^���7^���^'^'���^���  ,���___* **.*.*      y.y'^.ij.-'jg'p^.  ��� 8^ ���8T* "-Sr^-ST-" ���^ *��?������ ��P ���8? ���3T-' *���������� ��������_*��� **���������* -3T- >^ ���������-k ��� *****. ������ST* ���*������>, ��� 5T* *^. ���ST- -^-ST. -5T-���*��������������'>���  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  ctt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  to  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  3  THE   SAINT-GABELLE   INN.  ��� * An Odd Wager,  You would htive beeu very fortunate,  my children, if 3-011 liad known my Uncle  Bayle, because lie alone knew more  stories than you have ever read. My  uncle did not live in our little city of  i. Mirepei'x���he lived at Foix; and almost  every Sunday we would see him coming  on liis horse, and our joyous cries hailed  " him at a distance.   The .servant, my old  - Jeannette, came immediately  to salute  our uncle Bayle, who carefully informed  - himself as  to his  supper.     Then, niter  having added  or  changed  something in.  -the bill of fare, he seated him-.elf in a  large chair of carved wood, which we  _ d__agg__dup_toAh^iu'e' and without delay we iill began~~to cry7"A��� story la,  story!" On this evening the cry was  less boisterous, because we had formed a  little conspiracy, and no one dared to  speak first. Finally, my pretty cousin  Dorothee, the most talkative little girl of  the house, and now tlie grave superior of  a convent of the sisters of charity, ventured to cry, "A Ghost Story!" and we  , - replied, all together, "Yes, a ghost story!"  My uncle frowned, and looked toward  Jeannette, wlio was very much confused,  and wished to appear absorbed in peppering her chicken pot-pie. It "was she,  in fact, who had urged us to make this  demand.  "There are only fools and rogues who  believe, or pretend to believe iu ghosts*-,1'  said my uncle in a severe tone. We all  waited in silence, so much authority was  there in his words; but a moment oi' re-  iiection seemed to calm him. We saw  him smile, as if to himself, and lie added,  in a tone full of sweetness : "-You want  a ghost story, my children ? Very well:  I will relate one to you which happened  to me, so that it cannot be doubted."  We gathered around him closer than  usual; the lamp hung by a chain attached, to the mantel-piece, and there our  uncle told his story.  One autumn evening���it must have  been forty years ago, because 1 was  scarcely twenty years old at the time���I  was returning from Toulouse. I had  arrived almost in front of the Bolboune  monastery, beyond the beautiful woods  of Lecourien, when a sudden and frightful storm, like those that rome down  from our mountains, broke forth. My  horse, frightened at tlie flashes of lightning and noise of thunder, darted into a  little by-path, and carried me with him,  in spite of all--my efforts to the contrary.  Notwithstanding his. rapidity, I soon  recognized that lie had taken the road, to  Saint Gabeile. and that lie was, leading  me there all right' and he galloped on  until ho stopped of his own accord, as he  had started, and I perceived that J was  at che door of an inn. I entered. The  guests were numerous���a mixed crowd of  Spanish merchants aud young sportsmen  of the vicinity, overtaken, like myself,  by the storm. After drying ourselves at  the fire���composed of a dozen vine-  branches which had been thrown in the  fire-place--���."supper was announced, and we  all sat down to the table. At first the  conversation turned on the frightful  weather. One had been thrown from his  horse; another had been detained an  hour iu getting himself and cart out of a  pool of mud, Finally some one exclaimed:  "It is an infernal night, just the time for  the meeting of witches." This remark,  -which-was-vcry-simple,-gave_p]i\ce_to_a_  singular observation, made in a tone still  more singular.  "Sorcerers aud ghosts prefer for tlieir  meeting a beautiful moonlight night to a  night so unpleasant as this."  We all gazed at the man who said this,  and saw that it was one of the Spanish  merchants. You have often seen them,  my children, with their leggiugs and  short breeches open at 'the knee and  showing their naked, hairy legs. You  know what tliey mingled air of pride and  misery they have. Hi) who had spoken  had, more than you have seen, that  savage bearing which i.s characteristic of  them all. Xono of us had thought of replying, when my neighbor, a young man  with a frank and open manner, burst out  laughing as Im said :  "It appears that tliis gentleman knows  the habits of ghosts, and tliat they have  told him that they do not like to get wet  or dirty."  JIc had not finished his sentence when  the Spaniard threw on him a terrible  look, as he said:  "Young man, do not speak so lightly of  things yon know nothing about."  "Do you think you can make me believe there arc ghosts?" replied my neighbor, disdainfully.  "Perhaps," replied the Spaniard, "if  you had the courage to look at them."  The young man jumped up, red with  anger, but calmed himself, and sat down  again quietly, saying:  "You would have paid dearly for that  remark if it were not tliat of a fool."  That of a fool!" cried the Spaniard,  jumping up in his turn. "Well, then,"  added he, slapping his list on the table,  and throwing down a big leathern purse.  "Mere'are thirty quadruples" [about two  hundred aud sixteen dollars] "which 1  offer to lose if within an hour I do not  ���'make you.' see,.; you* who are so positive  the face of one of your friends that you  will name, let him be dead for ten years,  and if, after having recognized him, you  dare to permit his mouth to kiss, yours."  The Spaniard had an air so terrible in  saying these words that we all started.  My neighbor alone preserved hip laughing, mocking manner, and replied :  "You will do this���you'."  "Yes," replied the Spaniard, "aud I will  lose thirty quadruples if I do not do it,  on condition that you will lose an equal  amount if I keep my promise and you acknowledge it."  The young man was silent a moment,  then he said, gayly:  "Thirty quadruples!    My worthy sorcerer, that is more than a student of Toulouse ever possessed: but if you will keep  yonr-word for-tho-five q'.iadruples_which_  are here, I am your man."  The Spaniard took his pnr.-*e again, and  said, scornfully:  "Ah, you back out, my little gentleman!"  "1 back out!" cried tho young man.  "Ah, if 1 had the thirty quadruples, you  would see if I backed out."  "Mere are four," cried I, "which I add  to your stake."  I had 110 sooner made this proposition  than five or six persons, attracted like  myself by the singularity of this challenge, offered to take part in it, and in  less than no time the Spaniard's amount  was covered. This man seemed so sure  of his work that ho confided tho stake to  tlie young student, and we got ready for  the demonstration.  To that end we selected a small pavilion, perfectly isolated, in the garden, so  that there could bo no deception. We  searched it minutely; we assured ourselves that there were no other openings  than a window, securely fastened, and a  door which was closed in the same ma liner, .and at which we all stood after we  had left the young man alone in the pavilion. We had placed writing materials  on the table, and took away all the  lights. We were eagerly interested in  the issue of the scene, and were all keeping a profound silence, when the Spaniard, who had remained among us, commenced to sing in a sweet anel sad voice  11 song, which may bo rendered as follows:  *' iCoiM-lcs**-, cracking, the coflln has biokcn in the half,  opened tomb,  And the while phantom", black fool K icuiiiK on the  Ijiuss, eolil and Krcen."  At the first verse he raised his voice  solemnly, and said:  "You  liave asked to see your friend,  Francois Violot, who. was, drowned three  years  ago  in crossing  the   Peiisagnoles.  ferry:', What do you see ? " .  "1 sec," replied the young man, " a pale  light whieli has risen near the window,  but it has no form and is only an indistinct mist."  "Are you afraid?" said the Spaniard in  a strong voice.  "I am not afraid," replied the student,  in a voice no less confident.  AVe scarcely breathed. The Spaniard  was silent for a moment, then he began  all at once to sing again, but in a higher  and more sombre voice :  ' Anil the white phantom, who-pc l.ice h.w boon vi ithcicd  by the Mirgc of the ivn es.  Wipe*- with his s>hroud tlie witter fiom bis g.irments  and hail*."  The song finished, the Spaniard turned  again toward tlie door, and, in an accent  more and more solemn, he said :  "You, who wished to pry into the mys-  leries of the tomb,_what do you see?"  We  listened  with  anxiety!-The ,stu~  dent replied, in a calm  voice, but  like a  man who  is   describing a  thing   as   it  happens:  "I see this vapor, which grows larger  and larger, and takes tho form of a phantom; this phantom has the head covered  with a veil."  "Are you afraid ?" asked the Spaniard,  in an insulting voice.  The voice of the young man replied:  "1 am not afraid."  We dared not look at each other, so  great was our surprise, so occupied were  we in following the singular movements  of the Spaniard, who, began to raise his  arms above his head, while invoking  three times a name horrible to pronounce;  after which he chanted the third verso of  his infernal song, but in a voice singularly triumphant:  " And Uio phantom .uid, in lent ink the lomb, "In order  .hat he jn ���>��� recouni/oe me,  I will ffo low.ird my friend, proud, smiling mid be,-..ili-  ful, a- in jnj- jonlb.'"'  The Spaniard finished his verse,aud repeated his question :  "What do you see?"  "1 see," replied the student, "the phantom advance���it raises it veil���it is  Francis Violot���he approaches the table  ���he writes���he has written; it is his  signature!"  "Are you afraid'." cried the Spaniard,  furiously.  There was a moment of silence, and  the student replied, with more strength  than assurance:    "I am not!"  Immediately, as if seized with a fit of  madness, tho Spaniard sung, with a  strange howl, this last horrible verse:  "And the phantom .said to the mocking man, 'Come,  then, that I. may touch you ;  Put your hand in my hand, press your heart to my heart,  your mouth lo my mouth.' "  -/'''What do you see?" cried the Spaniard,  in a voice of thunder. *���--"  "It conies���it approaches���it pursues  me���it extends its arms���it will sei/.c mo.  Help!    Help!  "Are you afraid?" cried the "Spaniard,  with ferocious joy.  A piercing cry, then a smothered groan,  was the only answer to this terrible  question.  "Help that imprudent young man!"  said the Spaniard to us, in a cruel voice,  "I have, I think, won the wager; but it  is enough for me to have given him a  lesson. Let him keep the money, and be  more prudent in the future,"  He went away rapidly after these  words. Wc opened the door, and found  the student in horrible convulsions. The  paper, signed with the name of Francois  Violot, was on the table. Scarcely had  the student recovered when he demanded  -to-know who-Wns_the_infamous_spi'cerer.  who had subjected him to this horrible  profanity; he wished to kill him. He  searched for him .all through the inn, and  darted off like a madman in pursuit of  him.    And that is the story, my children.  We, were all trembling with fright,  huddling closely about our Uncle Bayle,  not daring to look around, No one had  the courage to speak; then 1 gathered  strength enough to say to my uncle:  "And how is it, after this, you do not believe in ghosts?"  "Because," said,my uncle, "neither the  young man nor the sorcerer were ever  seen afterward, nor the beautiful quadruples whieh the other travelers and myself had furnished to cover the wager  proposed bythe pretended Spaniard; and  because these two rogues carried them  away, after having played under our eyes  a comedy which we believed in like a pack  of simpletons, and which I found very expensive, but which will not have cost too  much if it enables me to fully persuade  you that none hut imbeciles or rogues believe or pretend to believe in ghosts."  KOOTENAY COFFEE CO.  NBLSON, B. 0.  Coffee roasters and dealers in Tea and Coffee.  Offer fresh roasted coffee of bast quality as follows:  Java and Arabian Macha, 1. er pound ?   _0  Java and Mocha Blend, 3 pounds  1 00  Fino Santos, 4 pounds  1 00  Santos Bland, 5 pounds  1 00  Our Special Blend, 6 pounds  1 00  Our Rio Roast, 8 pounds  100  A trial order solicited.  Salesrooms 2 Doors East of Oddfellows  BlooH,  West  Bakor Stsnet  NOTICE   TO   CONTRACTORS.  Sealed tenders will be received by tlie undersigned  until U j>. in. Monday, Douembor 11th for . ihe  exeavntiiiK find stone masonry for a b'lildint? to be erected at the comer of Hull and Front Ktreot.i, city, for A.  Mncdonalil & Co.. Lowent or uny tender not neeexsarily  accojited... . -KWAUT & CAKIMK, Architect*, ..  ���'-.."      - '   - Roohih 7.nnd8, Aberdeen Hlock.  N'eU-p.11, December 5th. IfiiO., ������'.*.  Smoke...  ROYAL SEAL AND  KOOTENAY BELLE  CIGARS.   .....  UNION   MADE  Kootenay Cigar Maofg. Co.  Nelson, British. Columbia.  H. D. Ashcroft  BLAOKSMITH1NG   AND-E-XPERT-^   HORSESHOEING  Wagon repairing promptly attended to by a flrst-class  wheelwright.  Special attention given to all kinds of repairing and  custom work from outside points.  St-pp:   Hall Street, between Baker and Vernon, Nelsor-  COALT'GOAQ  GREAT REDUCTION,  H/\RD GOALCJQ OK GROWS     <��fi 4K  ANTHRACITE <P����0CJ j NEST COAL #tU��  3D*ESr-I*V-*E3SBX>  C. W/West & Co.  T__l.HPI.ONR  33  R. REISTERER & OO.  BREWERS AND BOTTLERS OF  Prompt and regular  delivery to the trade.  Brewery at Nelson.  About Lethhridge Gait Goal  The Lcthbridjje G.ilt, coal ofllco ha. been moved to Hie  bml'ing occupied by C. ]). .1. Christie on Haker street,  wheie all order**, tor coal will receive prompt attention.  All peii-ons indebted for co.il are leqiiestcd to settle, bj  December lil.  Heieaflei Gait coal will he sold for cash only.   W. I��. TIEUNKY, Ueneial Agent.  ONE DQLLArXlOAD  The undersigned has a large quantity of flr, cedar, and  tamarac slabs, ih 16-inch and .-foot lengths, BUitaWe for  stove wood, which will be sold for $1 a load at the mill  yard.  NELSON SAW & PLANING. MILLS. Limited.  Nelson, August 19th, 1898.  *- ��"- ����*)uyc��fc a��!3Kj__i_a--fK_.*a-_jrj*, **t_-: _���  .t*_��c*v_a__i -iKtsa,. f-xr  r>tt-jo*-f��oi_-p-*Ci<i3)JJ)_ri]C;^  THE TRIBTJNE:  KELSOH K C; SATtttlDAY, DECEMBER 9 1899.  o  ir'i'  _-  tl:  .if  Bank of Montbeal  Capital,  Best,  all paid  up.  $12,000,000  6,000,000  LOUD STRATHCONA AND  MT   ROYAL, President  Hou. GEO. A. DUUMMOND Vice-President  K   8. CLOUSTON General Manager  N-HLSOIT   BBANOH  N.W. Cop. Baker and Stanley Streets.       HRANCHK8 IN       LONDON  (BnKland),   NEW TORE,   CHICAGO  and In the principal cities in Canada,  Huy and sell Sterling: Exchange and Cable Transfers  GKANT COMMERCIAL -AND TRAVELLERS' OKKTHTS,  available in any part ot tho world.  UBiB-TS ISSUED    0OI.LK0TION8 MADE; ETC.  THE BANK OF  BRITISH COLUMBIA  NELSON  Is now prepared to issue Drafts and Letters  of Credit on Skaguay, U. S., Atlir|, B. C, and  Dawson City, YuKori District.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  CURRENT RATE OF INTEREST PAID  BASEBALL PITCHERS' METHODS.  Pitchers are quite important factors in  . the game; that goes without saying.    It  is rather puzzling to the ordinary, everyday  citizen   that  some twirlers  are less  effective  than  others, and   yet seem   to  show   the  same  speed  and just as good  curves; that  the  same  pitcher, without  any apparent reason, holds down a team  to three or four hits today and tomorrow  is hammered all over the lot by the same  aggregation ; that tlie man   wlio  had to  be taken out of the box yesterday puts it  all   over   the   identical    batters   today.  While i cannot explain some of these reversals in form, I can say a tiling or two  about pitchers and   pitching in   general.  While 1'.will not lay it down as my absolute opinion that a  pitcher  is born, not  made,   yet   I   will  say  that  some take  naturally  to  this  branch of  the  game,  while others, with ten hours a day practice, never show any improvement.    1 do  not mean to  say that any one can ever  hope to become a pitcher  without practice; on the contrary, a pitcher  without  practice is an anomaly���an impossibility.  In analyzing the constituent elements of  a  good  pitcher, the  first thing  that  is  usually found  is good speed; not   that  this  is  absolutely   necessary,  for  many  top-notchers   have   climbed   the   ladder  with the assistance of the very  slowness  of    their    delivery,   as,    for    example,  Kilroy.        Still,   in   090   games   out   of  1000,    speed    is    the     groundwork     of  pitching.       Speed,   of   course,  is  c*ipa-  ble of development, and is largely the  result of .-peeding, yet it feeems   to have  something in  it  that  suggest;- a certain  natural ability, H is not the biggest man  that has t*hejbe.-t arm always; it is not  usually  the  stocky-built   that  develops  the speed; the fa&tesfr men' we have seen  in the  East are  the  long, thin fellows,  with the long, stringy muscles.    Korwin,  1 think, was tlie fastest man ever in this  league, anrl he  was  nothing  if not long.  Speed alone will   not make a pitcher; he  must develop tho knack of .shooting over  a slow oue occasionally, without any dis-  cernable difference in the effort: he must  have at least  one curve���one is enough;  he must so deliver the ball tliat the batter cannot get a line on what i& coming.  Change of  --peed  constitutes  the difference between   pitchers,   in a great measure.    It is difficult  to describe the effect  produced on a batter, who has just been  breaking hi*, back  after a slow one, by a  fast one, coming over with a ring of revolving air around  it.    The one style of  batting will not handle the two deliveries; the eye is  puzzled to judge when so  are generally  comparatively  Becker, I eon-  bunch  in  this  great a difference is presented in so short  a time.    I need not go into the use of the  curve,   it  is patent  to  everyone;  yet I  think change of speed  is preferable to a  barrel ful of curves.    Working on speed  as the corner-stone, the next thing in order is   control.    Without   this  quality,  there is no pitcher.    This, in my opinion,  is the great difference between professional and  amateur  pitchers, and I will  venture to say that  a man who can put  the ball where he   wants it, even though  he may have  no  more  idea  of a   curve  than a Hottentot, is more valuable  than  one avIio caiv curve around corners.   That  is "Knotty".Lee's stronghold ; that is the  salary-drawing  feature   of  every  good  pitcher.    Control is pitching; pitching i.s  control.    Plates have corners and pitchers must cut them   to  be  .successful.    I  never met a  good   pitcher  yet  who  became so by cutting the center ofthe plate;  such men usually have short careers; they  last about a day.     The great  fault of  left-handers  is that  they  erratic, and, as  a  result,  few have reached the top.  aider as the  best of our  league.    It is hardly necessary to remark  that a pitcher must have a  good  steady  head and a great deal of heart; the  former is   absolutely   necessary   in   every  game, and at every moment of the game;  it is the one indespensible  quality  that  every ball  player  must have, and  none  needs it  more  than   the pitcher.    Head  work for him is nothing more or less than  exi-stence as a  twirler.    A  catcher  may  help him out greatly, but he cannot trust  entirely to his partner's strength in that  line.    Faint-hearted pitchers had  better  look for something requiring  less  nerve  than twirling.    I have known men, /who,  at a  three-base hit,  would  turn  white  and  go  up  in  the  air, for a shorter or  longer period, as occasion  arose.    Every  pitcher is liable  to  get his  bumps, and  must have a heart large enough  to keep  him at his work.    It  is  at  such  a  time  that   he    needs   coolness,  it, it   is all  off.    Pitchers  weak  hitters, 'because1 of  strain, resulting from the hard work  of  delivery.    I do not agree with those who  would   do   away   with   the   placing of  pitchers "on the batting list, and that because he is a  factor  in  the  game,  and  ought to take part in it  in  its  entirety.  Many   promising   young   twirlers   liave  been robbed of all  chance  of success by  the greediness of managers, who do not  hesitate to work a young  fellow  out in  cold, raw weather, and that for  three  games a week, if they can.    It looks like  good grounds for a suit for damages. The  older players refuse to do it, and the new  comer, anxious to get along and to plea-**e,  goe.s in without a murmur, with  the result that within a month his arm is gone.  A great, anrl 1 may add, an almost universal fault among amateurs, is the side  delivery.     Greater speed and better control can be obtained by the straight overarm method.    Another fault  that must  be eradicated before any pretence can be  made to being a pitcher, is that of differences   in  delivery  for  different "curves.  and without  are usually  the  nervous  P.Bums& Go*  Uk.d Okkick at  NELSON, R C.  Wholesale and Retail   .  '.   ���   Dealers in Meats  Markets at Nelson, Rohsland, Trail, Kas_o, Ymir, Sandon, Silverton, New Denver, 1 level  stoke, Ferguson, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade City, Midway, and  Vancouver.  Mail Orders Promptly Forwarded.  West Kootenay Butcher Co  AM- KINDS OF  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  FISH AMD POULTRY IN SEASON  Baker Street, Jlelson  H.   * B  B8_TB V B__^_f*|  ORDERS BY MAIL RECEIVE CAREFUL AND PROMPT ATTENTION.  ARRIVED IN NELSON  JricliidhiK .St'jjfi'itm'.s ii, i. ami 7 yciii* <>M Hye in Barrels.      Unodurhaiii & Wort*.'Rye in Case  *jof'!,p.in's Star, Xtll.tt* anrt While Wheiit Whisky in ('a-*i'i.       Walker's Club Rye in Cases.  A. 11. GRAY, Koolcimy Agonl  Kelson, IJ, C,  R.  P. RITHET & CO.  W. P. DICKSON  B. E. H. APPLBWHAITB  J. McPHHB  ootenay leetrie Supply aad  ELECTRIC SUPPLIES  Young* pitchers must-learn to throw all  the curves with the same hold of the  ball, and with the same motions. Practice  will effect this in a surprisingly short  time. It may be noticed that all these  articles end with a recommendation to  practice; it is the only way to certain  success; it is the key to the whole game.  The Whitewater Mines, Limited.  London Review.  The chairman. H. W. Porster, M. P., of  this company  has recently returned to  London, England, from an extended visit  to British  Columbia, where, with   two  othei" directors, Richard Popkiss and F.  C.  Atkey,  he    visited  the   Whitewater  mine, Slocan  district, and  having fully  discussed   the   company's -affairs   with*  them, is therefore, in a  position to afford  the  shareholders every   information respecting the property.    A general meeting of the shareholders has been convened so that they might hear from him his  views upon the  position generally.    The  accounts to 31st December last will also  be submitted.    As the period of development and construction might   then  be  s?:*id to have ended, the accounts for the  current year will be made up and submitted as soon after the end of this year  as it is practicable to do so.   The present j  accounts have been  prepared  for some ]  time, and would have been submitted be- J  fore,    but  the    directors   considered   it  would be more satisfactory to the shareholders to delay doing so until Mr. Foi*- I  ster's  return.    During  the period dealt  with  practically the   whole of the work  executed  consisted in the provision and  erection  of the mill and  its contingent  works,  the erection  of necessary  buildings, the  extensive further development  of the mine, aud the re-timbering of the  old workings in order to place the property in a safe, and thorough condition for  future working.    This being the ease only  a small. amount of ore was shipped from  the mine during that period.   The value  of the ore shipped is shown as _E(5974, representing the net return upon 070 tons.  Mr. Forster endorses all Mr. Popkiss stated in his recent report, especially as to  the prospective value of the property and  the efficiency of the local administration,  Notwithstanding that every effort-was  made to erect the concentrating plant,  and place the mine in the best condition  for systematic  working  at the earliest  possible moment, it was not until near the  end of 1898 that milling operations could  be   commenced,    and   after   that   date  several interruptions occurred   preventing continuous working.   The subsequent  miner's strike lias also been a drawback  to the company, because it has prevented  revenue from  being earned,  but the  opportunity thus afforded of making necessary alterations in the machinery and in  the staff, have resulted in an altogether  more   economical  system.      .Since June  last, owing to the absence of miners, the  mill has been  treating the low-grade ore  from the dumps which., in spite of its low  value, has produced profits, a result which  can   only  be regarded  ns very satisfactory.   It follows, therefore,  that when  the ore in the mine  is put  through  the  mill    profits   will    be    proportionately  larger,  both  from  the   fact  of  the  increased efficiency of the mill  as well  as  from  (ihe greater   richness of the   ore.  Tlie results which have been obtained are  no real criteron of what the property can  do, and it is confidenely [expected  that  when underground work is resumed and  the large amount of ore now lying idle in  the mine can be turned to account,  results will be obtained  which will be in  every way satisfactory.  No Vacation for Sixty Years.  , Chicago Tribune.  Patrick Maloney is 97 years old. He is  the oldest employe of the Krie railroad,  and is still actively employed as a switchman in Jersey City. He is strong and  perfectly healthy, though he has not  taken a vacation in more than fifty-nine  years. He declares the modern idea that  an annual vacation is necessary is not  sound, particularly if a man's work is in  the open air. One of his sons was an alderman, but old Patrick declares that  ambitious men never live long. He instances the cases of several men who  started with him in humble positions.  They reached high positions, but are all  now dead.  The Tremont Hotel  |f      ID. M��AETHT7E  &   CO.  #0  N|AL0|IE & TREGILLUS  PH0PRIKT0B3  Headparters for Miners and Frsspeetors  SMOKE  ROYAL SEAL  AND  KOOTENAY BELLE  CIGARS  THK BEST BRANDS OF  Liquors and Cigars  ALAVAYS ON HAND  One of the best and most popular hotels in Nelson.  ^..EfTTHWEL  BAKER STREET. NELSON.  Heated with Hot Air and  Lighted by Electricity  .Large comfortable  bedrooms and   llr__-claaa  dining j  . room.   Sample rooms for comtnerclul mon.  _R_A.,X,*E_S   &2   _E��_____t   x)_A.-sr  Mrs.r-L- Ci  CLARKE, Prop.  I,ato of tho Koyal Hotol. Calgary,  UNION   MADE  Hotel  Hume  {{_ D. tfUMl, Manager.  The flne_l hotel In tho Interior. *  Ijarge nan.pie rooms.   Steam heat and electric light.  3��f'  NOTICE   OF   ASSIGNMENT.  Oomplate ESlsotrio Equipments for Electric Power Tremsmlsslon and Lighting for MUmm. Towns  Bleotrio Fia-6nu.es. I_amps. Bella. Telephones, Annunciator*. Htc ���       -  p. 0. Box 608. jrosKipnln* Str��at. Nelson-. B. 0.  Xoli.ce is hereby given that Harry Howard Dunbar of  Duncan City, in tho county of Kootenay, British Columbia, hotelkeepur, ha. by deed tinted the 31st day of  October, 1899, assigned nil hid personal estate, 'jr.'tUtw and  effect-* which may beaei.etl und held under execution  and all his real estate, to William .Simpson of Duncan  City, aforesaid, merchant, in trust for the bonedt of the  creditors of (he said Harry Howard Dunbar. The said  deed was executed by the said Harry Howard Dunbar  on the 31st day of Oetober, 180U, and by the .aid William  Simpson on the 6th day of November, 189!I. All persons  having claims against the said Harry Howard Dunbar  are requested to forward particulars of the <*.nie, duly  verified, and stating what security, if any, in held for tho  same, to the said William Simpson on or before the 11th  day of December, 18!)!), af tor which date the said William  Simpson will proceed .{.distribute the assets of Uio e-,tato  amongst those entitled: thereto, having regard only to tho  claims of which he shall then have had notice, All persons indebted to the said Harry Howard Dunhararo required to pay such indebtedness forthwith to tho said  William Simpson.    ". A meeting of the creditors of the said Harry Howard  Dunbar will be held at the offices of McAitn & Mackay,  ban-inters, Front street, Kaslo, B. C,, on Wednesday tlie  2_nd day of November, 1890, at S o'clock n.m.  WILLIAM SIMPSON, Trustee.  McA N N & MACKAY. Solicitors for tho Trustc��.  Dated the 6th day of Novomber, 189tf.    .  CORNER OK WARD AND VERNON STS., NKLSON  Madden House  BAKER AND WARD STREETS, NELSON  The only hotol lu Nolson that has remained under one  management since 1880.  The bed-tooms aro well furnished and  lighted by  electriolty. *  The dining-room is not second to any In Kootenay.  The bar is always stocked by tho best domostio aud  imported liquors and cigars. __  THOMAS MADDEN. Proprietor.  Large and well lighted Hen led by hot aii  Uoa*<onal)!o lMtc- 'Sample rooms  Electric 'yells and light in every room  Renovated and refurnished throughout  HOTEL VICTORIA  .r. V. i'KRKS, I-roprlutor  Free bin mct-tH all train. (.ava.efnka   R   JT!  Hourly streetcar to station neVBISIO^W,  O. I*.  Night Grill Room in connection, for the ilnnvoiiieiico of  guests arriving and departing by night trains.  -L_Pt*�� %B^*  HOTEL  ��_*RE_3, B. C  Kirst-oli. ss in every respect. Choicest wiiics, liquors*  and cigars.. Every comfort for transient and resident  guests. ���   ��� ���  HEADQUARTERS FOR UNION MEN, .'  JOSEPH   CAMPBELL,   Proprietor.  One of Those  Beautiful Pictures  IN OUU WINDOW WILL MAKE A VERY  I'RETTY X'.MAS GIFT FOR YOUR FRIEND.  IT IS A LITTLE EARLY, HUT WE WILL  RESERVE IT FOR YOU,  they are  aoirva  FAST  #"  THE MM SAW & PEANIN& MILLS, Ltd.  We have a stock of one and a half million  feet of logs at our mill and are prepared to cut  all kinds of dimension timber and ship to all points  on Kootenay Lake by scows or steamers, also by  rail to all points on the Canadian Pacific or Nelson  and Fort Sheppard railways. In stock rough and  dressed lumber, shingles, mouldings, sash, doors,  newels, turned verandah posts. Glass of all sizes.  Factory work of all kinds done to order.  THE NELSON SAW & PLANM MILLS, Ltd.  OrriCE AND MILLS CORNER HALL AND FRONT STS., NELSON.  for Sale  The Rossland Warehouse and Transfer Company   have just received  a carload of young, well-matched teams, weighing from   twenty-five'  to thirty-two hundred pounds.    They can be seen at   their  stable on  Second Avenue and St. Paul Street, Rossland.    They have also  Studebaker Wagons and Sensible Sleds For Sale  Golden Opportunity  For  TO  Days  Only  Sale  OF  Furniture  For  io  Days  Only  Terms Cash Only, With Discount of  Applewhaite Block, Nelson  Corner of Kootenay and Baker Streets  Best Rosiyn Goal $9.50 per Ion  La,, or.*, with ___���    Gamble & O'Reilly, Agents  "J.i"_.."__"V.    ...  '���'.'���������".''���'���  '"',    '-"��� I',''    ������   ���' '-',"*���' '.'''���ivi,>'*r.y";*^*?,��|. ."   ' .' --^^"���"'������"i-i'-.'.'," -mi i���Xii-i* i. mi. ii��������� it . m^ it j '**"*, �����.���'������"������;��� iwiiMiiiMi_iiii---M__��i^iii'y_ij�� ������ mi     '���������'*.���,.. ,;,_'".���'    ���������*���������  Fred J,.-Squire, Merchant Tailor  FULL LINES OF FALL AND WINTEE SDIIW  m  m  It  I  4  ���r  t  ^  H  *  ���'��������  '*  'W  ��� ip  :m  WKST BAKER STRKET  NKL30}.  OPPOSITE atLTElt KING HOTEL THE  TRIBUNE:  NELSON, B.C., SATURDAY,--DECEMBER -9, 1899,  See Gilker's Special Freize Ulster Overcoat at  ITS A STUNNER  OTHER CLOTHING IN PROPORTION  small lino nf N"cw York Xccktio.-: will be opvn  W.UT 1'Olt TIIK.M  in �� few days for Xmus Ini'U:  <%J ���     __TTL��  THE OLD P. O. STORE  SMALL SHOES for m,lc uhai>s  STRONG SHOES '��"*����* >��>��������  STYLISH SHOES (Mlholr fatherK  DAINTY SHOES  ELEGANT SHOES  for little girls  and misses  for their mothers  COMFORTABLE  FOOTWEAR  Wo stand back of our Shoes  Thev are made in*Bitch a war, from'such stock, that thoi*o is no excuse for anything but satisfaction  AVe have a larger stock than you usually see and lower prices for the same qunlity  tlian von ever run across  Shoes to ftt all feet. In styles to suit every fancy, at prices mowed down to a minimum.      ()  Neelands' Shoe Emporium  BAKER STREET, NELSON  For all kinds of Rubber Goods  LOCAL NEWS IN BRIEF.  Harvey Watts, wlio was employed on  the construction of the London <fe British  Columbia Goldfields offices, has filed a  mechanics' lien against the company's  building to secure a claim for $2(5.70.  Representatives of the local tramway  company say that the first car will be  started over the company's system early  next week, Tuesday, it is said, has beeu  fixed upon as the day for the initial trip,  but there is a probability that the start  will not be made until a day or so later.  Horn at Nelson, on Thursday evening,  to the wife of Rev. John liobson. a  daughter.    At a Congregational meeting of the  Methodist church on Thursday evening  seven additional representatives were  elected to the quarterly board. There  are iiow 17 members on the board. After  the election a lunch was served in the  church' parlors.  There are twenty applications for hotel and bar licenses filed with the license  commissioners for the Nelson district.  Tlie board will meet aud pass upon tliese  applications next Friday. .Seven of the  applicants are residents of Ymir.  C. P. R. and Nelson & Port Sheppard  railways and to lake points about 18 tons  of hardware. On Thursday they shipped  about ten tons. The points shipped to  were as follows : Moyie, Poorman Crossing, Salmo, Cranbrook, Slocan City, Silverton, Erie, McGuigan, Porto Rico, Ymir,  Slocan Junction aud Halcyon.  C. D. Jarvis yesterday received the following telegram from his brother chief  Jarvis at Revelstoke: "Fixed O.K. last  night.    Will be in Nelson on Saturday.  toves!  and Winter Clothing  THEO MADSON  Baker Street.  One Price to all  Seasonable    Specials  FOR    HOUSEKEEPERS.  PIGS  NUTS  __>AT��'S  CONPH CTIONEB Y  OIBANED RAISINS  SEEDED RAISINS  LONDON __A"_"___- RAISINS  SUl/TANAS **  CUT AUD WHOLE PEEL  ROSEMARY  MINCE  MEAT  A Lai.ee Assortment of Crockery for Presents  TK._..liIIO\R ,-xi.  IVO. BOX I.**'.  l'-WvKK STREET.  GEORGE BELL & CO.  Local insurance agents say tliey have  not yet received instructions to add the  impost of fifteen per cent upon the premiums for new fire insurance. The prevailing opinion is that the city council  will be given a chance te repeal the present insurance tax before the companies  commence taking ten times the amount  of the tax out of tlie insured.  Bl  Mrs. Dr. Arthur won the lamp in the  candle contest, which was offered as a  prize by the Ladies'Aid Society of the  Presbyterian Church. The candle burned  for 72 hours and 52 minutes. Mrs. Arthur's guess was 72 hours. There were  five guesses between 70 and 75 hours,  Mrs. Goepel's guess of 74 hours coming  second.  Rev. John Robson Avas a busy man on  Thursday afternoon and eA'ening. Within six hours he officiated at a funeral,  pei formed a marriage ceremony, attended  an annual meeting of the members of his  church, .and, lastly, was piesented with  an addition to his family.  Moi rison <fc Caldwell's new store in the  Malone-Tregillus block is Hearing completion, as is the mammoth store of the  Hudson's Bay Company.  i'esterday II. Byers & Co..shipped from  tlieir Nelson store over the Crow's  Nest,  BUSINESS   MENTION*.  One of O. G. Dennis' fornier friends in-  this city yesterday received a letter  from O. G. dated Edmonton, in which he  described Edmonton as the slowest place  on earth, where people work for next tn  nothing.  HOTEL ABBIVALS.  At the Phair.���Arthur O'Leary, Trail;  CD. McKenzie, Kaslo; F. C. Mai pas,  Victoria.  At the Madden.--J, E. Kennedy, Kuskonook.  At the Queen's.���David Sutherland,  Slocan City: Thomas Montgomery, Slocan  City; William Hicks, Slocan City: N.  Wilton, Robson.  At the Grand Central.���J. McRae,  Granite; M. Carr, Cranbrook; T. Lem-  hau, Grauite; F. Steinberg, Granite: G.  Goodlun, Bonuers' Ferry: W. E. Gutt-  ridge, Vancouver; ,T. K. Salter, Nakusp;  A. Smith, Moyie; D. Hill, Granite; Ed  Bjonson, Greenwood; W. J. Tunks, Spokane, * .    -  At the Hume.���U. 3. Wilson, Last  Chance mine; F. Forester, Montreal; P.  Ross, Hamilton; G. A. Mitchell, Rossland;  H. Martiu, Hamilton: Fred F. Tracey,  Kaslo; AV. W. Fallows, Sandon: G. H. Bernard, New Denver: H.E.T. Haultain, Yellowstone mine; G. C. Rowan, Omaha; F.Dickinson, Ymir; F. A. McRae, "Seattle:  W. E. Bovie, Camp Mansfield; P. M.  Hunt, Bonnington Falls; C. O'Dounell,  Kaslo; Thomas E. Armistead, Spokane;  R. J. Walker, Toronto; W. A. Small,  Vancouver; Walter Davidson. Toronto;  O. B. Wilkie, Rossland; H. W. Atkinson,  Rossland.  _.T CLAS  ��*������*?_**  w^ve-vI*-*' >"_:������'���'^^AKBTv^i?'-.-:^ ���*%  �� 'ifw^^^J*;*->W,P^f/^';'- '���V  ,��--jiU-N_iJ^   \ *  TO YOUH LOT LINE, WE DO IT  SEE US  GAS* FITTING   ODE   SPECIALTY PLUMBING  OF   ALL   KINDS  STRACHAN BROS. Opera House Blk.  Free Water Connections  The Cabinet  FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE  KELSON CIGAR OO.  G. B. Matthews,  Proprietor.  If von nould  i'Iijoj  a fic->li nnd fr.-gmnl  Miiokc di-n t forget tho  Cabinet, kecph tnem  FULL LINE OF   Front _Doors   Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  local and coaHt,  Flooring  local anil coast,  Newel Posts  Stair Rail  Mouldings  Shingles  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  -  - of all kinds,  what yon want in not In stock wo will nmke it for you  CALL AND GKT PRICKS.  Prescriptions  The pui it j* of tho drug, ami medicine-, administered to the patient is the mo->t es<*unti;il elenseut  in the Mivccssfnl treatment of di-iuise, Pre'seiip-  Uons jiiecoiiji-onnded bj us from'ibsolutclj pure   clniK. in per_et.b-condUioiiriiiKl-U_o-nlni.ici.nl'..-  4kill will not be nullified bv old and impotent  drugs.   Our stock of ler-aNtcs foj  THE TOILET  THE NURSERY  THE SICK ROOM  Aro coiniilute  Your patronage solicited  NURSES'DIRECTORY  Kor the convenience of mir-.es and -ilnsicians. we lmvo  established a Xnrw-r' Diiecloi.v, and in oidi-i lo have it  co-ui'lcic, tequcit all nurse*, to hcn-l in or call and leave  then* mimes and acldrcv-es.  EL". _e\ nyrLZE^isr  Tenders wanted for exct.vafcing. Apply-  to the Unicktnnn-Kor Milling Compan**, Limited, Fiont  Sti eet, Nolson, B. (\  -Luminous house numbers J*. 1.00 each.  Leave outers wilh cash at 1,. PognoV h.uncs*; .hop,  Wind -.trout, from 111 .i.in, lo 7 .ill p.m.   11. II. A.\ory.  Wanted��� Kxpcrienced cli-eesmakej s and  itirl_Mho tun nt.ike 01 finish waists, skirts and eo.U-*.  Good wages Apph at once* to Kiwi li vine it Co., Haker  street, Nci-on.  Wanted���Dining-room  girl   at    Hobel  Ph.ur.  Wanted���An experienced waitress at  the Xelson Cafe.  Lady clerk with three years experience i_ desiioils of a position.   Addics. box (���.**,-!.  For Sale���Dairy���-Apply P. O. box 19(5,  Nelson.  Offices to Let���Two offices iu Turner  Boeckh blork.   3��nquiic room 7 in building.  Lis Pendens Filed.  A lis Pendens was filed in the Nelson  record oflice against the Original mineral  claim, situated on the north fork of Salmon river, whieh is described as an extension of the well-known Arlington  property. The Original is owned by  .Joseph IJ. Dabney, and the lis pendens is  filed iu ti suit for specific performance of  con ti act by C. 1). .McKcnzic of Spokane.  The alleged agreement litis also been entered upon the reeoids by which it appeals that Dabney agreed to sell the  claim- to MeK.ens.ie for $10,000 in payments spread over twelve months. The  hgreement of stile is a recent affair, there  being but a few days interval between  the date of the agreement; and the lis  pendens.  Thousands  Telephone I IS  JMKPEXSIXG CIIEM I.ST  P. O. Nox'_.*>..  Jltill order.*-promptly attended "lo.  Uakor Street  BLOOK  HALL AND LAKE STREETS. NKLS0>f  quality Counts  And we sell our good. n't easy rlo-p'ty-pricei.. What  you pay for goods nt other pliicOH will buy half as.nuoh  again from n.. Wis are model-ate people and charge  moderate pi-ice.*, aud. by no doing estend a helping Imild  to the man of moderiUe niettnf.. Our clothes- fit. All kind,.  ii ml conuitiunH of men <Siin ilnd their iiioa.iiro here at  prie.e. that please.  "A penny saved la a penny earned."  NOONDAY-CURLEY  STOCK.  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.  Apply to  joux irousTox-  NVlrlOll,  WILL DO WELL TO  LUMBER  AT  G. 0, BUCHANAN'S  BB0WI4G6.  C'titlniiif nnd.  KiimlwhlnKN  linker Htreet  Om��, Queen'') hotel  A largo stock 0_ first-class dr* watofial on hand, also  a full line of sash, doors, mouldings, turnod work, etc.  FACTORY WORK A SPECIALTY  Yard:   Foot Ot Hendry.; street, Nelson  t^^ _   John Bae, Agent  en It's Winter  ���Willi the .sudden change   in   temperature,  colds and coughs are almost ofcrtain to develop  and   the   wise   person    always   heeds   these  signals, and   .secures a remedy tliat   (juickly  ��� cures   the   trouble.    Jt   is   -well   to  have at  .hand���ready for   immediate   use���a   remedy  ' that's certain, whose 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 ana 25c.  Laxacold���stops a cold in  one day, 25c.  And all the standard  cough, preparations.  Goods at Half Price  We still have some goods left from  thtr^ bankrupt stock purchased at  Sandon at a low_ra_te on the dollar,  and jconsequentjy we can defy  competition.     ,    .  HERE ARE A FEW OF OUR PRICES.  Dress goods fancy mixtures, regular price  $1.75, sale price $1.  Dress goods, fancy mixture, regular price  $1.50, sale price 75 centa.  Dress goods, fancy mixture, regular price  75 cents',~sale"pi'ice~10 Cents.  Table Damask at 25 cents per yard.  Children's wool hose at JO cents por pair.  Ladies' flannellette wrappers at $1.25.  Black   Henrietta,   worth  75  cents,  sale  price 50 cents.  Black Henrietta,  worth   50   cents,  sale  price 85 cent*.  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 cen ts.   .    . .      ,       ..-.,_  Oxford" shirts, regular' price $1.2:1, sale  y 'price 50��� cents.   '���'. '      *    .'. ���";  Men's tweed suits,; regular, price. $.12.50,  ...file price $7.00;*  :*���".'-���  Men's.heavy-all-woc-l tweed pants, rugu-  lar price $3.50, sale price $2.00.  For_want of space we are going out  of ladies' and children'is footwear,  and will clear these off at cost . . .  Ladies'! Oxford shoes.  Ladies' strap -shoe,*.,...  Ladies'' kid button shoes.  Ladies' kid button shoe.,,  Children's shoes   Jlogiilar  Price.  ..$1.7*1  ... 1.75  .. 2.00  .,  3.00  .   1.00  P.alc  Price.  $1.00  L00  1.25  2.00  50  The Balance of our ladies' oapes  and jackets at less than cost> AU  other goods in our store at greatly  reduced prices,   .   .   ,   ....  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. Byers & Co.  NELSON KASLO SANDON  WE HAVE STOVES  But while we are waiting for tKe 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.  mas  A COMPLETE LINE OF FANCY BISCUITS AND CAKES  FIGS  CRANBERRIES  DATES  MAPLE SYRUP  PLUM PUDDING  HOMEY, 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  LARGEST  CROCKERY AND GLASSWARE.  STOCK IN KOOTENAY.  THE  Kipkpatpiek ___&^-Wilson  P. O. BOX K. & W.  BAKER STREET.  TELEPHONE 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. T  '----���'- If you want up to date Groceries at. any time call or write  us we lead in prices.      .. L *,  *  Swiss and Roquefort Cheese now in stock.  Baker Street,  Nelson.  M.DesBrteay'& Co**  emoval   Notiee  We beg to announce to our many patrons th.it Ave have removed Lo  our new quarters in tlie Houston Block, tlie big increase in the  volume of our bu.sincss forcing us to .=eek larger premises. Thank-  the people for the patronage accorded us in the past, in anticipation  of an inci-ea.se of this custom in the future, we remain, theirs to  eonunand in all lines of groceries.  Houston Block, Baker Stroet  A. Irving- ^ Co.  palace fruit  Canada Bed & Drag Jo; A. Ferland & Co  NEI_.ON_MItm.SH COM.MIUA.  -RI-MGT mXICK. BAKE.. STRKKTy NELSON.  The largest and "best assorted stock of Candies and Confectionery in the City.  G B. Chocolates and Bon Bons.  Lowney's   '* '?      "      (direct from New York.)  Crystalized Fruits (direct from London, England.)  Corner of Baker '���'y ���:��� ���-���.. yy^-^\h- A'.'  R/j^j  .mi Wai-d Street*.: .y"-:>: ;* v-y.^.^yyy-yvyU^-y/^.y.. |Vlt_. I

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