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 METHUEN  WILL   NOT  RETIRE  ��. __________________ '  Holds Position Nortli of Modder River.  New York, December 21-ri^The London  correspondent of the Tribune cabling tinder Sunday's date says :    " Practical men  have been wondering  why the  military  authorities at the  Cape have  not made  use of the censorship for  the purpose of  misleading the enemy, instead  of applying it rigorously to  all   news  from  the  front.     Apparently  something   of   this  kind has been done in the  case of Warren's staff and  battalions.     At any rate  the London press has been led to assume  that AVarren's staff had gone to De Aar  and thatthe bulk of his force would follow it.    Some army officers have favored  what they describe as  ar scientific use of  the censorship, by which correspondents  will     be      enabled     to     cable      their  own forecasts of coining operations AA'ith  greater freedom.    For  instance  general  Buller might have missed  the  enemy if  some amateur campaigning in  the  camp  had    announced    the    probability of a  turning   movement from  Weenen,   aud  this had been telegraphed  back  to  Pretoria by Leyd's agents, when iu reality a  frontal attack was alone under consideration.    Nothing of  this  sort  was  done.  All the news was suppressed  for a fortnight before the battle, and London has  waited   eight   days   for   the  first clear  account of tho  capture  of  the  guns  in  yesterday's  Standard,* while   dispatches  from Methuen's column'seldom appear in  print, and tliere seems to be .slight probability that lie will receive adequate reinforcements   for   carrying   the   strong  positions wliich half encircle him. I have  assurances from  high  quarters  that  he  will hold liis ground and not retreat  to  Orange River.    He makes constant use of  the balloon and is watching the  enemy's  movements day  by day.     The  bulldog  has not yet lost his  grip,  .and while  he  holds ou to tlie open veldt beyond Modder  River he keeps all the Dutch forces away  from Natal,  aud  Kimberley from  close  investment."  A dispatch from Modder river, dated  December��� 18th. says: "The Boers continue extending their trenches. They  now htive neaily two miles of entrenched  works due north of the British, whieh  also is in an admirable position for the  defence, as the surrounding country is  perfectly level. The Boers, moreover, are  compelled to keep a force, estimated at  20,000, in order to confront the Britisli  column. A large number of general Methuen's wounded have recovered, and are  ready to resume their place*- in the ranks. *  A despatch to the Daily News from  Modder River dated December 10th say*-:  '* We are Avaiting until England shall  ���- have realized the actual facts. It lias to  be admitted that man for man we have  found ourselves pretty well matched but  the Boers liad always choice of position.  Let England then become alive*- to the  need for a further 100,000 men. Such a  force will prove the truest economy in  both blood and treasure."  The duke of Connaught again pressed  to be allowed to go to the front, but tlie  government declines to give its assent.  Then waiving considerations of rank,' lie  offered his services to lord Roberts in any  capacity as staff officer. Lord Roberts  consented, but the government again declined.  The Morning Post's correspondent at  ChieVeley, telegraphing on Monday, December ISth, and confirming intelligence  already cabled, bays; "At dawn today  the column struck camp aud formed a  new one three miles to the south, owing*  to tine scarcity of water."  r-v_  *$>  rt_y,  PUBLISHED ATTH  MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 25,  1899  /BRITISH COLUMBIA.  DAILY (BY MAIL) $6 A YEAR; WEEKLY,   $?���  master of Rotterdam, refused to allow a  Transvaal play to be produced, as it is of  a nature which would'be regarded as insulting by the English. The government  has instructed tlie burgomasters to  supress all anti-English demonstrations.  It has also prohibited the formation of a  volunteer corps for the Boers and has refused to allow army officers to .join the  army of the Soutli African republic.  Opening of the Holy Door.  Romi., December 22.���The Pope solemnly inaugurated the holy year by performing the impressive ceremony of opening the holy door of St. Peter's cathedral  at 11 o'clock this morning. The ceremony  was performed in the vestibule which was  handsomely decorated, in the presence of  the papal officers, the members of the  diplomatic corps, leading representatives  of the Roman nobility, and a number of  specially invited guests.  MEN AND MONEY ARE PLENTIFUL  Count Tolstoi Recovered.  Moscow, December 21.���Count Tolstoi  is-now pronounced by his medical advisers  fully restored to his ordinary health.  Steamer Tainui Safe.  Gi.ekxock, December 23.���The report  of the sinking of tlie steamer Tainui was  erroneous. .She was not seriously disabled, aud proceeded for Glasgow.  ."':  Opposing Forces Keep Christmas.  Cap]- To\V-\, Monday, December IS. -  ~~General Gataererin order to check~iusur-  rection among the Dutch colonists, aud  to prevent disaffected persons giviug information or other assistance to the  Boers, has issued a modified concentrado  order. By its terms all males over twelve  years old, of whatever nationality, residing outside of towns or villages, but  within a radius of 12 mile* of military  camps now established or hereafter  to be established north of Sterkstrooiu  aro required immediately to vacate their  places of residence, and either to remove  to some place outside the twelve-mile radius or to form a camp iu close proximity  to tho nearest military camp, the spot to  bo selected by the officer commanding,  where they must reside until further uo-  tice, providing for their own needs. All  persons found within the radius without  passes will be arretted.  Advices from Colesburg assert that not  many colonial Dutch have joined the  Boers in that district.  Loxdox, December 25.���3:30 a. m.���The  Avar office has received a cablegram from  general Forestier-Walker, dated at Cape  Town yesterday, saying: "Have no farther news of the general situation."  It may be almost safely predicted that  nothing will occur today. A truce, either  formal or informal, is being kept for the  observance of Christmas by the opposing  forces.  Malta, December 24.���Genoral Kitchener, chief of staff to general lord Roberts, arrived here today from Alexandria,  on the second-class British cruiser Isis,  He went immediately on board the British cruiser Dido, whieh sailed for Gibraltar, where lie will join lord Roberts.  Checking England'.. Haters.  Axtxvkm; December ���2A.~-The burgo-  WAR WILL LAST ALL SUMMER  Large Contracts for Fodder.  Neav York, December 21.���The London correspondent of the Sun stiys : "The  Avar office authorities seem to be  tit last  convinced   that   the   AA'ar  Avill last far  longer than was tit first  expected.    Last  Wednesday they placed with one firm in  London a contract for 10,000 tons of fodder, the delivery to commence  in Soutli  Africa  during the  first week  in March.  Similar   contracts   have  probably   been  made  elsewhere,  shoAving that the Avar  office is  preparing for a continuance of  the Avar until AA'ell along in  the  summer.  Commenting on the manner in .which the  government is to make use of the volunteers, namely, having each volunteer battalion  supply, cue  company to its  line*"  battalion in the field and keep a second  company   ready   at    home    in' reserve,**  Henry Spencer  Wilkinson  says:   'Thus  the volimteor force is to be used by being  absorbed  in  the  army.    This will lead  inevitably  to the amalgamation of the  volunteers and the regular aimy,  and is  specific character  the deathbloAV of the  of each. It means that henceforth the  British, like osher armies, Avill be homogeneous, containing no other categories  than of men Avitli the colors and men in  icserve, classified according to their  immediate liability to bo called on.'  " The Aveek's lull, besides serving partially to raise the gloom caused by the  neAvs of general Buller's defeat, the recovery being greatly assisted by the appointment of general.,Roberts and general Kitchener, has also greatly minimised the rate of ascension of the casualty list. TJie \Areek'. official list, though  this is probably incomplete, makes the  total now 7,737."  Will Not Stand Dictation.  Nkw York "December" 217���Touching  on the political side of the South African  A\-ar, the London correspondent of the  Tribune says: "It is not likely that there  Avill be any cabinet changes, .since Mr.  Alfred HarmsAA'orth's claims to political  dictatorship, by virtue of having a string  of profitable newspapers under his personal control, are not recognized. This  millionaire newspaper oaviici* Avho Avas a  clerk Avith a modest salary under sir  George Newnes only a few years ago, is  lord Rosebery's friend and aspires to boa  political Warwick for both parties, Avith  ti large incidental increase in the circulation of the Daily Mail, but he lacks  sagacity and sobriety of judgment. Certainly the Tories aro as little prepared  for the displacement of sir Michael Hicks-  Beach by Mr. Chamberlain a.*, tho Liberals are for lord Rosebery's return to  leadership.       Greenwood's Bates Advanced.  Ghkkxwood, December 2.3.���[Special to  Tlie Tribune].���Today there Avent into  effect here a change in the insurance  rates. Local insurance agents are in  receipt of a book of new rates for this  city, Avhich sIioaa-s that the Mainland  Board of Firo Underwriters AA'ant a bigger  graft���for it appears to be nothing less  than ti graft���from the merchants. Take  it all over the city the average increase  Avill be about one dollar per $100. On  Copper street, the main, business thoroughfare, the rate has beeh jumped in  block 21 from $5.50 .to $7.90. In block 7  the rate is increased from $7 to $8.60.  Tlie merchants' Sunday morning mail will  not be of a pleasant reading nature, and  doubtless the first of the AA-eek will Avitness a storm of protest against the increased rates.    . ,    ,  How Troops Are Raised.  Nkw York, December 21.���The London  correspondent of the Evening Post cables  at length regarding the manner in which  the people of Great Britain take a crisis,  and   how   they   havo   set   to   work  to  straighten matters out.    Hesays:   "England takes her crisis in her own peculiar  AA'ay.    In Prance, Russia, Germany, or in  any other  great   European  country,  it  would probably be  to  the gOA'ernment  that all men Avould turn for escape from  the threatened national disaster.  In England today the Englishman thinks of such,  government only to criticise it, and.with  I heartfelt expletives denounce its military  methods of transport, its artillery "of too  short range,  its  failure   to  provide the  regular troops needed for scouting, and so  leaving   his   swearing,  the   Englishman  turns aAA'ay from his government to-himself* and his sons ;  Ave see spring up spontaneously from every toAvn  and country  side a new citizen  army, to  be  dressed  part  in  home-spuns, qualified alone- by  good health aud a desire and capacity to  serve.    The lord mayor began a few days  ago to  form   a   corps  called   the  Lord  Mayor's   Own.      He  Avanted  only   1000  from the city of  London, but 1100 places  are already taken, aud GOO men are to be  mounted.    The neighboring  aud hardly  formed city  of Westminster  not  to be  outdone,   is   gathering   its   own   corps,  while other mayors and  other* cities are  forming other bodies.  " The Yeomanry, the ancient and half  civil, half military organization of mounted farmers of the English country side, is  springing into neAV life under the new  impulse. Lord Chesham, one of the hundreds of public-spirited noblemen of  Avhom no one hears except at times of  crisis has taken the lead. Hundreds of  officers have been offered, and 9000 offers  of seiwice haA'e already been received,  each man bringing his own here, Avhile  the hunting men of Klldare, Meath and  other hunts are adding an Irish squadron. Besides these there are the volunteers the length and breadth of the land,  iwlio are.leaving-desk and warehouse-to  shoulder muskets, not in home defence,  as was the stipulation when they joined  tlie home volunteer force, but to go to  the front in South Africa.  " The English people in  truth are taking the matter in hand themselves, and,  Avhatis e\ren more remarkable and typical,  they are paying for it over the counter, as  it AA'ere, Avithout the help of" any others.  The lord mayor is equipping his corps by  the aid of fat cheeks from city merchants.  Mr. Balfour has himself set going  in his  oavu   Scottish county of Haddington a  public  fund for the  equipment of the  county   yeomanry,  and  these  examples  are being widely i'olloAved,    Moreover, the  OAA-ners of the Castle, Union  and Wilson  lines, the  Wilsons being,   by the Avay,  ardent Radicals andan'ti-Chamberlainites,  are   providing   free   transportation    to  Soutli Africa.   Today the archbishop of  Canterbury publishes the queen*, letter  to the  established   church,  enjoining  a  national collection in aid of the wounded,  AA'idoAA'S and orphans.    It is in just  this  spontaneous  unofficial,  seemingly _ha_p-  hazard^way that-the" richest "empire of  history often does its  best Avork.     .She  does it in no spirit of panic.     With England's   navy   as ib is,  panic   would   be  childish, ca'Ch though all Europe did more  than   growl,  but  she  goes   on   in  calm  dogged belief in herself aud her  destiny,  let the rest of the world think and  do  Avhat it pleai.es."  ALL WILL OBSERVE THE DAY  With Good Cheer and Good Fellowship.  The good cheer which has been the  characteristic feature of Christmas day  for centuries will be A'ery much in evidence in Nelson today. For the past  Aveek local dealers in poultry have been  hard put to supply the demand, plump  turkeys, indubitably connected Avith visions of Christmas dinners, being specially  in demand. Merchants generally haAre  plied a trade in holiday supplies of every  description AA'hich probably outdistances  , the records of former years by a large  margin. Business men have participated  in the festivities by ornamenting their i  stores Avith artistic displays.  The church services yesterday Avere, as  announced ih Thk Tribune, of a special  nature, and were largely attended. At  11 o'clock today a song service takes place  at St. Paul's Presbyterian church, and the  young peoples' societies of other churches  Avill hold their regular services.  The city hotels Avill celebrate the day  Avith special dinners. Skilled chefs have  been racking their brains to deA'ise inviting melius and delight those who partake  of their Christmas dinners. At the Hotel  Hume an elaborate repast will be served,  the following being the menu :  Russian Caviar.  Raw Oysters.  r::       SOU1'.   .    .  A'ciil a la Croinc. Consomme Royale.  , .Kis'ir.  Roiled Salmon, Cream Egg Sauce."  Potatoes Parisiewie.   ���  liOII.I.1*.  Leg of Mutton, Caper Sauce.  Sugarcurcd Ham, Champagne .Sauce.  KNTREES.  Salmi of Duck with Olives.  Kidnej S,iutc with Mushrooms,  Compote of Oiangci*. a la Roi t.  (, ViMi:.  Haunch ot Venison, Red Currant Jelly.  iiinsr.  Piimc Ribs of Beef.      Baked Turkcv, Cinubciry .S.iuce.  Slutted Goose, Apple .S.iuce.  ki'i.isiii ..  Crosse Si 131.icl_v.cll Ricklos.      Mixed Chow Chow.  Wluto Onions. Olives. Celery.  Lc.i & Perriiih .Sauce.  SAT. VI).  Chicken and Lobster.      j\r.iyoimai_e Drcs.ing.  \ 1_GI,I uiies. *  Steamed and Mushed Potatoes.      French Pe.is.  Sugar Corn. bweet Potatoes.  _'A-_II__.  *- * union _.\!>p_i. Pie.     Mince Pie.   -SUawboriy Taits.  Lemon Pic Meungue. ' +  English 1 "lum Pudding, Jir.indy Sauce.  '    MVI'l.TS.  Sti piwburry AVmo .Jelly.       Lemon Jelly.  A'unilU Ice Cream.  Xtit".       Raisins.!       Oranges*.      Apples.  Jlannnii*-.   {.(rapes    AsiOited C'.lkc.j  Xmas Cake.  Tea. Chocolate. Collec.  Mine host Hume has requested Tins  Tkiuuxk to.invite its neAv&boys and the  telegraph messengers to take dinner at  the Hume this evening at 7 o'clock.  The folloAving menu Avill be served to  guests at the Hotel Phair :  PASTRV  AND CltKAMS  Peep Apple Pie with AA'hipt Cream   Pineupple Ice Cream  Mince and Lemon Pic    Charlotte Russe    Spanish Trj Ic  Knglish Plum Pudding, Foaming Brandy Sauce  ���Sherry Wine Jelly   Maraschino Jelly    Chartreuse Jelly  Claret Jelly      Brandy Jelly  DESSERT  Navel Oranges   Malaga Grapes   Japanese Oranges  Bananas   Apples   Pears   London Layer Raisins  Christmas Cake   Pound Cake   Citron Cake  Roll Jelly Cake   Luncheon Cake  Almonds      Hlberts .    Walnut.      I.'razlls  Green Tea      Black Tea      CoflV-u  The remaining hotels Avill also be en  fete tonight. At the Royal, Madden,  Silver King, Sherbrooke, Club and Clarke  the guests will be treated to tempting  dinners, and the proprietors Avill not leave  anything undone to make the Yuletide  memorable.  At the General and Crickmay hospitals  the nurses and conA'alescent patients -will  be entertained at a Christmas dinner.  The nurses are wearing sprigs of holly today in honor of the festival.  Even the inmates of the provincial  gaol Avill not be forgotten. Arrangements  have been completed by warden Fitz-  stubbs to "afford the prisoners a variation  of the government ration, and the gaol  dinneivtonight Avill include most of the  season's delicacies.  In the hundreds of happy homes, for  Avhicli Nelson has achieved such an enviable reputation,. Christmas cheer, it is  needless to remark.will reign supreme today, and in every direction the Christmas-  tide will be observed with general  rejoicing.  Siji;i*kv  Russian Oi> vi.ir  Ojster Cocktails  faOfl1  Con .online a I,_ Rin.ilc  SACTI'It.Vi;  1 Jbll  Raked Salmon, Tartar Saufe  >_ _r \o  Chicken Mayonnaise  lioir.i.tv  Ham with C'liattipaenc Sauce  Uy Tongue, PifjU.ini Sauce  Claim: r  Shrimp Paftius. a la Reino      Lamb Cutlets. CJieesi Peas  Fillet of Beef with Muslnooiiis  'Saddle uf Mutluii.  j to AM'  (Mtriant Jc-llj-  Twenty-One Sailors Drowned.  Cum; Hh.n'ry, Virginia, December 21.���  The Aveather bureau officials at llattoius,  N. C, report thatthe Bntish steamship  Ariosto, captain Barnes, from Galveston  to Norfolk for coal, stranded on Oeracoke  beach, six miles south of the ibitterns  Aveather bureau office at four o'clock this  morning. The steamship carried a crew  of thirty men. Twenty-one men abandoned the steamer and took to the boat_  soou after she stranded. The boats Avere  Avrecked in tho heavy seas, and the entire  twenty-one Avere drowned. Captain  Barnes and the remaining eight men  AArcre taken from the ship today by the  crew of the life saving station. The rescue AA*as effected with difficulty owing to  the heavy ��ea, the lauding taking up almost the entire day.  Railway Disasters in England.  London, December 21.���The present  fog in England has caused a series of railway disasters. The Caledonian express  fell OA*er an embankment at Hamilton, a  town near Glasgow, Saturday. Five persons Avere killed and many injured. A  Pullman express telescoped tlie continental expre.ss near Brighton, and three  persons AA'ere killed and tAventy injured.  The Welsh and Windsor express trains  collided outside of Windsor and disorganized, the,Christmas-traffic,  Turkey, Cianberry Sauce  AVild Goose iwth Apple ijaiicb  vu. I.('AHU_.  Slashed Potatoes Boiled Potatoes  Peas       To'n.itoc*.       Asparagus  I'ASII'V  Knglish Plum Pudding, Brand*, and Ha.d Sauce  Lemon Pic Mince I'm  l*K-xKI_ I  l*Oitr 'Champagne and Lemon Jelly  Assoitcd Cakes       Raisins      Nuts      Oi tinges  Telle, 's Tea CoH"ee  The menu for the Christmas dinner at  the Queen"-, hotel has been published on  a handsome card, which will be carefully  pre-erved by the guests as il souvenir of  the happy occasion. Tlie dining room  1ms been elaborately decorated for the  event, and the repast Avill lie served its  beloAv :  Raw Oj-*lers  SOL l"  Bisiiue of Oj-ter Mii!lig,aa*.\ny  1*!*>I[  AVinmpeg White Tish,        Boiled .Salmon M.ulie d'Hole]  Sauce .1 Iu ]_cc!i<*i ne!  I -..HI I.s  Kscalopcd OTsle.u.a la Mniocli.ilc  Patties de n . de Ve.iu   I'nod l'iog's Legs, a la I'.insieiinc  Macaroni a 1 li.iiiennc  noil l ij  .Sug.ii Cured Ham. Sauce Piquant  On Tongue, Tomato S.uiro  Uoiit cl Clin ken. Hre.id Sauce  Yolini; Tiiiki'.v, Ojxloi .Sauce  ito is I  Snloin of Beef with Yorkshire Pudding  Slufled Goosi!, Apple Situie  Tnikey witliChc-ilniit Prcssinj*:  DniiiPxlie Dm k with (.lape Jelb  L.irnb and Mini .sauce  (.AMI.  Salmi of (Jroiip-o a l.i Ipichclicu  Ilitumliul A'enison, Red Curi.int Jcllj  Quailsau.N Champignons a la I'unsold  SAI.Ai)  Chicked Salad        Lob. for Salad  Jtoratara .Shrimp Mayonnaise   Celery and Cheese  rOUl 'OU.VAMK.VTAl. MISIIKS  Oldizcd Tongue, a ia Ciuuilian  '6aJi.iiit.ne uf Anchovies aux Olivea  Turkey with Trutlles en 0ecoree  Westphuliiin il.'ini, GaruiH dcOchJe  . -'vy* '���'.-' vkck'i'a'iu.ks "   "';'  Hivcct Polutoc. Plain, Polled and Mashed Potatoes'  -   (irocit J'ciih .Sugar ('urn !  THE TOWN AND THE DISTRICT  No Finer in the Province.  l?ew.towns in Canada make as fine Avin-  doAV displays as Nelson. Along either  side of Baker street for four blocks are  displays of goods tliat go to show tliat  the merchants of Nelson not only carry  immense stocks, but they know Iioav to  shoAV them to the best advantage. There  is not only rivalry betAveen houses in the  same lines, but tliere is rivalry between  houses in the different lines. The hard-  AA'are merchant arranges goods so that  the display is often as attractive as that  of the jeAvelcr, and the grocery-and drug  houses do not take aback seatfromthedry  goods and millinery palaces when it  comes to artistic work in the show** Avin-  doAV., Elate glass and artistic decorators  are making Baker Street one of the busi-.  ness streets in British Columbia; in fact,  it is doubtful whether tho .street has its  equal in the province���for both handsome displays and mini.  Roy Troup is over from the Columbia  river to take Christmas dinner at home.  He has been on the Rossland and other  Columbia liver steamers for eighteen  months under captain Gore, and the boys  say that the '���youngster" can do his trick  at the wheel nigh unto tis Avell as the  captain, who is considered one of the best  and safest SAvift-AA*ater pilots on the  Pacific Coast.  It is a fact Avorthy of note thatthe  merchants Avho advertise exclusively in  Thk Truu/xi. get the lion's share of the  business in their respective lines. One  reason for this is that The Tru'U.vk has  a large circulation find is read by people  who have money Avith Avhich to make  purchases. TiiK Trihuxe is not a class  paper; even mine managers and mine  OAvners read it.  Jacob Dover desire** to thank his pat-  rons~~for~"t.!e patronage Avhich they accorded him during the holiday season.  He has aimed to be the first jeweller iu  Kootenay, and considers that he has succeeded. His sales for the past three  AA'ceks Avere fifty poi* cent greater than  ever befoie.  The Industrial World of Rossland has  been made the official organ of tlie  miners" unions of the sixth district of  the Western Federation of Miners, which  includes the unions at Lethbridge, Fernie,  Moyie, Nelson, Vmir, Rossland, J'h.i'iiix,  (Ireonwnod, Camp McKinney, .Slocan City,  Silverton, New Denver, .Sandon, and  Whitewater. I  A. D. Sykes, Avell-kuown iu Nelson, is  over from Greenwood, Avhere he is in the  employ of the Vale Columbia Lumber  Company, Limited. He.reports the business good everyAvay, except that it is  difficult to keep enough lumber on hand  to supply the demand.  A. S. Farwell will put in a month or  six Aveeks at Victoria. While he Avill not  attend the caucuses of the members of  the house, he will, as in yeiir.s past, be a  prominent member of the Third House,  in Avhich he has often done good Avork  for Kootenay district.  Dr. Barber, recently of Chicago, and  Dr. Morrison Avill practice their profession in the same offices in the Birken  Hill block. Both haA'e made reputations  in high-class dentistry.  The citizen's of Arrowhead are to have  aii "at home" in Foresters' hall on the  night of the 28th.  Fred Ross and John .Turner Avere  brought to tire prOA'incial jail ou Saturday to aAvait trial- on the charge of robbing tlie Cranbrook hotel. The men were  committed by J. l'\ Armstrong.  VICTIM OF THE TRAM WRECK  Is Progressing Favorably.  The scene of the wreck on the tramway line was visited by many citizens on  Saturday and Sunday. Very general sympathy is felt for Mr. Peters, who lost his  arm in the accident and narrowly escaped  with his life. When Peters Avas jammed  between the car and the ground the great  weight compressed the A'eins aud arteries  of his arm to such an extent that he lost  but little blood. Had this pressure not  been exerted he probably AA'ould have  bled to death before his felloAV-AA'orkmen  could have released him.  At the Crickmay hospital yesterday it  aviis stated that Peters Avas bearing his  injuries Avell and Avould recover unless  unforseen contingencies arose. The unfortunate man, Avhile unmarried, is  the sole support of an aged father and  mother avIio reside in Spokane. The news  of the calamity has been communicated  to them.  Among the citizens who examined  the  scene of the accident, the narrow escape  of the other occupants  of the  car Avas  generally commented upon.     When the  ponderous tram, Avhich weighed at least  30,000   pounds,    left   the   track   at   the ��  curve   on    Kootenay  street it   jumped  fully six feet from the  rails  and  landed  on    its    side.        The     Avmdows     were  shattered        and       a       emit       rock  on the roadside made a deep indentation  about midway on the under side. T. C. Duncan, secretary of the company, was seated  Avithin and, strange to say, escaped Avithout a scratch.    Messrs. Carey, Hawkins,-  Wilson  and   Champion,   avIio AA'ere also  aboard, each sustained flesh AA'ounds, but  Avere able to visit the scene in the afternoon.    Their  escape  from  more serious  injury  was  remarkable.    The  grade  at"  the  portion   of    the   track   aboA-e   the  spot  AA'here   the   accident  happened   is  said to be 12 per cent, and Avhen the car  secured an undue momentum the brakes   .  were  set  tight,  causing   the  wheels  to  to slide.    Peters,  avIio  was  injured, was  not the motorman in   charge, he having  made  one  trip, and on  the second had  turned  the  car  OA*er  to another motor-  man.  Soon after the accident a breakdown  gang appeared on the seen?) Avith car No.  2 to furnish motiA'e poAver. The gearing  Avas removed from beneath the Avrecked  car and till the attachments removed.  Tackle AA'as run underneath and preparations made to remove the tram from the  roadside. The car is not badly damaged, aud a couple of hundred dollars  Avill probably make it as good as.neAv.  The accident necessarily postpones the  formal opening of   the  regular service, ���  AA'hich was to have been in operation today.  , ,    .  Where the Money Went.'  The total investment-*; made by'the  Ji. A. C. in the" province amount to  .$0,108,701.91 up to December 22ud, 1800.  The folloAving amounts Avere invested iu  obtaining the properties mentioned and  expended upon them for development to  dsite : Le Roi, $3,030,302: West Le Roi  group, $021,075.17 ; Kast Le Roi group,  $550,185.12; Columbia-Kootenay group,  $173,105.21 ; Caledonia -group, Sheep*  creek, $31,201.03 ; Tootsie and Whoop  Up, Sophie mountain, $17,011.15; Ik-skins gioup, East Kootenay, $7,580.11 j  Argentine group, north fork .Salmon, $0,-  722.02; Wild Horse group,'Ymir; $!,-  185.21; making a total Of $5,078,060.08. ���  Expended for examination of mines and  mining districts in Britisli Columbia* and  on options on mining properties, $42,-  832.52. Dn -surface improvements and  other expenditure, $30,082.48. Supplies  carried in stock, $32,000. Cost of administration, $100,180.25. Making a grand  total of $0,108,701.01.  Presentation to J. F. Herrick.  Sam Hall, the .superintendent of the  Iron Mask, aud the other employes of the  mine luiA'e presented J. F. Herrick Avith a  handsome testimonial on tho occasion of  his retiring front the office of secretary  of the iron Ma*-*k company last Aveek. Tho  Iron Mask has always been a popular  mine and J. F, Jlerrick a popular "boss."  Labor disputes Avould be easily adjusted  if .all a.ere like him. Mr. Herrick aviis induced by hi*? brother to invest in tho old  War Kaglc group. He does-n'fc lmA*e to  work now.  Rossland Giant Ships Ore.  During the ].a**<- Aveek the Giant shipped 75 tons of ore to tiie Northport  smelter, lis previous output amounted  to 111 tons in all. About 100 tons of ore  are available for shipment, discovered  moie or le-*�� by accident and taken out in  grading a site for mine buildings. The  mine is controlled by senator Turner tind  his associates iu the Le Hoi. is managed  by Nick Tregear, late superintendent of  the Le Roi, and looks as if it Avas in for a  slice of the old Le Roi luck.  Rossland Municipal Contest.  Rumor to the contrary notwithstanding, mayor Goodeve AA'ill be a. candidate  for reelection. He may be opposed by O.  O. Liiiondc, Avho Avi .lies to visit the Paris  exhibition as mayor of Kosshind. Efforts  to induce John Kiikup to enter the field  haA*e not been successful.  Acceptable Volunteers.  Messrs.   .Joseph   .Squire*-  and  Hughes of Rossland liave been  for   the   second    Canadian    contingent,  Both men served five years in the -Storth."  Avest Mounted Police.  Thomas  accepted THE  TRIBUNE:  NELSON, B. C. MONDAY   DECEMBER  25, 1899  ?�����_=*���,__*���  '���^��*#_  "%  m  WE  WISH OUR  CUSTOMERS  ONE    AND   ALL  M  %  A  MERRY  CHRISTMAS  MARTIN O'REILLY & CO,  HOUSTON   BLOCK,    BAKER   STREET.  1"_3*R*M:S   0-__.S_EfE  ifk  ^&.te^^MrM?.%?.^^te$srX  10  ONE   IN   A   BOX  .  Just received by express a fine assortment of  SILK SUSPENDERS AND TIES, ONE IN A BOX  A very suitable Christmas or New Year Present  A large lot of Silk Handkerchiefs, Initial and Plain  Fancy goods but not fancy prices.  MEN'S OUTFITTER  Sign of the RED  HAT, Baker St., Nelson  J. F. WEIR  Wholesale  Houses  NELSON  B.C.  GROCERIES.  AMACDOXAT/D ft CO.���Corner Vornon and Jose  ��� phine streots, wholes.ilc {-touch, und jobbcis in  blankets, gloves, mitts, boots, rubbers, iuackniaws and  ���tinners' snndi ies.   KOOTKNAY    SUPPLY    COMPANY,     LIMITED-  Vernon street, Nelson, wholesale groceis.   fOILV   CirOLDLTCII  "   wholesale grocers.  &  CO.���Fiont street, Nelson,  COAL.  CROA\r'S  NEST  PASS  COAL  COJlPANy.-AVholc-  wile donlei s in coal and coke.   (Jhailcs St. B.ubc,  Agent. Baker street, Xelson.   HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.  HBYKRS & CO.���Corner B.iker and Josephine streets,  ���   Nelson, -AhoICMlcrii-al-is ���n.lmidwarennd mining  supplies.   AkohIs for Giant Powder Co.   LAAVHENCK KAHDAVARK COMPAN Y-B,ikcr St.,  Nelson, whole-jpile dcUers in liardw.ire and mining  mipplieg, and waiter and plumbers'supplies.   V" ANCOUVKR HARDWARE C'OIIPA.VY, LIMITED  ���Baker street, Nel .on, v. holesale dcilcr. in. hard-1  ware and mining supplies, plumbers and tinsmiths'sup  pliea.   -  CRATED AND   MINERAL WATERS,  rpHOUl -l.r&'CO��� LIMIT KO.-C'orncr Vernon and Cedar  _ ���*���   stieets,  Nelson, ninniifuc-ureia of and  a*, holes-iilc  dealeis in ici.ited inntum and fruit s.yrups.   SolCpigents  for Halcyon Springs mineral -miter,   ASSAYERS" SUPPLIES.  WF. TEKTZEL &  CO.-Corner Baker -and Jose-  ��   pliine streets. Nelson, \\holcs<alo dcpileis in as-  sajers  hupplies.   Agents for Denver Fire Clay Co. of  ' Denver. Colorado.   '  ~           LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  ipURNEU, BEETON & CO.-Corner Vernon and Jose-  ���*���   phme .tracts, Nelson, wholesale dealers in liquor**,  clp-ars and dry goods.  Agents for Pabst Brewing Co. of  Milwaukee .and Calgary Brewing Co. of Calgary.   COMMISSION MERCHANTS.  HJ, EVANS & CO.���Baker street. Nelson, wholesale  ��� dealei** in liquois, cigars, cement, fire buck and  lire clay, water pipe and steel tails, and general com-  minBion merchants*.    .    FLOUR AND FEED.  BRACICMA-N & Itl.1. MILLING COMPANY LTD.���  Front street. Nelson, wholes,ile de.Ucis in flour, oatmeal, etc., and hay and grain. IVIiUb at Edmonton, Vic  toria, and New Westminster.   CIGARS.  KOOTENAY CIGAR "MANUFACTURING CQ.-Cor-  ner Baker and Hall streets, Nelson, manufacturers  of __I'oyal Sc-il_.n.iid__:__qoleiiay 3-Olle'_brandsjuf cigars,  PAINTS   AND   OILS.  ���VTELSON HARDWARE COMPANY-Baker Strectr-  _tind-i.  holesale dealeis in paints, oils, and brushes of aii  Largest stock Jn Kootenay.   FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  P   BURNS &  CO.-B.tker -..root. Nelson, wholesale  ���   dealers in fresh and cm cd meats.   Cold storage.    "PO'WDER, CAPS AND FUSE."  HAMILTON P0A\7)ER" COMPANY���B..i_cr stioet.  Nelson, mamifiteturqrs of dynamite, sporting,  stumping and black blasting powders, w hol<_s.ii�� dealois  In caps and fuse, and electric blasting apparatus.   PROVISIONS, PRODUCE AND FRUITS.  PARSONS   PRODUCE   COMPANY���Vernon   street,  Nelson, wholesale dealers in  piovWoiis. produce,  and fruit*.   Agents for Swift & Co. bacon and hanis.  JY. GRIFFIN & CO.���Corner Vornon and Josephine  ���   streots,   Nelson,   wholesale dealers in  provisions*.  ���:urcd merit*, butter and egg".   JI. STKWAKT &- CO.���WateJioususon C. P. It. tr.ick,  foot of Slnnle} street, Nelson, wholesale dcdei-s in  provisions, produce and fruits. Cold stotage. Agents  Armour & Co 's bacon, hamh^hird^and other proilnctH.  M~~AN_TOBA  PRODUCE  AND COMMISSION  CO.,  Ltd, ��� Nelson   branch.   Hall   stieet.     Wholesale  deaters in butter, eggs and cheese.   SASH AND DOORS.  NELSON SAAV AND PLANING MILLS, LIMITKD-  Corner Front and Hall street*,, Nelson, manufacturers of and wholesale dcileis in sash and doors; .ill  kinds of factory work made to order.   WINES AND CIGARS.  CALIFORNIA AVINE COMPANY, LIMITED ���Corner Front and Hall streets. Nelson, wholesale dealers  in wines<caseandbu!k)and domestic and imported cigpirs.  F,  blame. The generals haA'e no ti'ansi.oi-t;  they cannot move their troops away  from a raihvay line. They are outclassed, in artillery, and solid battalions  of infantry soldiers are .about as much  u***e against the fortified positions of the  Boers as tlie Persian hordes against the  army of Alexander. A "beans and  bacon " brigade is Avhat is needed to get  through the Drakensburg range. FiAre  thousand mounted men on good tough  horses, armed Avith a carbine, a revolver,  a frying pan, a .sack of beans and a side  of bacon could get through those mountains and raise Mich particular Cain in  the Transvaal and Orange Free State,  ah Avoultl draAV off half the Boers in the  fighting line to protect their towns and  farms. _ToAAr many men, Avell officei ed  and supplied with ample ammunition  and modern artillery would it take to  protect .Rogers Pass against all the  armies of Christendom? This idea of  going to Pretoria in a raihvay train does  not seem to be working out Avell.  Christmas comes "but once a year, and  so does a municipal election. The one is  Supposed to be an occasion Avhen animosity is buried and good feeling and.good-  Avill reign supreme ; the other is made an  excuse for indulging iu all sorts of mud  slinging aud personal abuse.     It seems a  Smoke...  ROYAL SEAL AND  -KQQTENAY-BELLE-  OIGARS   UNION   MADE  Kootenay Cigar Manfg. Co.  Nelson, British ColumWa.  BL D. Asheroft  BLAGKSMITHING  AND EXPERT  HORSESHOEING  WftKOn repairing promptly attended to by a first-class  wheel wrisbt.  Special attention given to all kind_ of repairing and  custom work from outside points.  Shop:   Hal! Street, between Baker and Vernon, Nelson  te fSrttrnne*  Many people expected that the British  army Avould eat  its Christmas  dinner in  Pretoria.    The only British  soldiers eating their Christmas  dinners  in  Pretoria  are  the  reluctant guests of Oom Paul.  The main  bodies  of  troops  tire  further  aAvay than when they began  to go there.  The   generals   in   command  must  liave  inade   mistakes;   the    masked   battery.  habit is Incomprehensible.    But the dry*  yob oi tlie Avar, ofiice is mucli liioi'eto  And I want to be in it. I have just received  K.ill samples of Suitings and Over*  coatiiiRs reprcuntin*; a ?jO,000 stock to  choose fiom mado to jour order at prices  never before heard of in Nelson. All the latest  fads in Fancy Vestiiif-s for Kali and winter.  Ladies' Iailoi in_ in all its br.-nclii's a spocialty.  JjOV.es. prices.   Rooms 1 and 11, Jlllljerblock.  Steveqs, Tfye Taiior  FIINB TAILORING  CLEANING. AND REPAIRINQ.  pity the two occasions happen so clgse in  point of time to one another.    Peace and  goodwill   suffuse   themseh'es   OArer .the  earth at Christmas time.     Old  quarrels  are    made    up;    new    friendships    are  cemented.    All enjoy the soothing effects  of the Christmas season except the tA\ro  candidates for the office of mayor.    They  find themsehres held up to tlie open scorn,  ridicule and abuse  of their   journalistic  enemies.    Por Christmas cards they have  a   picture   of  themselves  by  no  means  flattering.    In the interest of candidates,  the municipal elections should bu placed  near St. Valentine's not Christmas day.  Of course there is  a  certain  amount  of  satisfaction to all concerned in  the fact  that virulent abuse and mud slinging are  merely the Avay the game is played by a  certain kind of smaller intelligence, that  even   Avhile penning articles of concentrated virulence it knows they tire not  true,  that the object of these attacks  knoAVS also that they are not true, and  that  the   smaller  intelligence  aforesaid  knoAVS that everybody" knows   they  are  not true. The kite Dr. Wallace, a scholar  and a wit, Avheu, in an election campaign,  he   Avas   being   attacked    witli   fearful  virulence by the .Scotsman,  a  paper  of  which he had preA'iously been editor, destroyed    the    paper's    Avhole   'campaign.'  against him by saying at a public meeting :    "Gentlemen,  I  haA*e  been  behind  the scenes and I know Iioav the thunder  is produced."'The Tribune also has been  and is behind the scenes, and more, on  Christmas morning, it AA'ill so far introduce its readers behind the scenes that  they AA'ill not accuse it of  insincerity  in  wishing not only its friends and readers,  but all the citizens of Nelson, not even  excepting the  genius  avIio  manages the  Miner's mud batteries, a Merry Christmas,  to be folloAved by a right prosperous New  Year. ���-���      - .   .    .  Ai_i.i_RMAN Fletcher has announced  his intention of running for the office of  mayor.    His platform and that of*  candidate Houston differ a little  in detail, but  on general principles there is little to pick  and choose betAveen the two.    The question for the electors Avill be, AA'hich of the  tAvo candidates is the more likely to carry  ,-iuto practice the principles of  municipal  government on which both are'virtually  agreed.    Alderman ���'Fletcher's candidacy*  is curiously received by the Minei'.1   He is  invited   to   AvithdraAV,, in   unmistakable  language, for the reason that "he does uot  suit the Miner  any, more  than, does Mr.  Houston.    'Tis.a pity that the conductors  of  the Miner AA'ere not  given   the sole  right" to  select  the- officials of' the city;  but,, somehow, _the people  of Nelson  are  as distrustful of the honesty of purpose  of tlie Miner gang as the Miner gang are  of the  two candidates that are now in  the field for the office of mayor.   Both  candidate Fletcher and candidate Houston  are  iu   the  race  on their merits as  citizens   of   the  toAvn   that they   haA'e  helped' mako Avhat it is, and  neither can  truthfully be charged Avith being either  non-progressive ,or   lacking    in    public  spirit.  HUDSON'S BAY  COMPANY.  INCORPORATED 16T0.  Your own   goods   made up.    Old clothes  made good as neAV.  We Hope  No one will be without  the necessary liquids to  brighten up Xmas.  Just Received  Direct shipment from  Europe 150 cases Pom-  mery Champagne, 200  cases assorted liquers.  ASK   FOR   OUR   SPECIAL   XMAS  HAMPER   LIST.  j__.jRT:BCT_T:_=tv gkej:e_  Opposite Clarke XIplel,.. ,      '.    MERCHANT TAILOR.  Httdiofl's Bay Co.  ;T-el0plion�� U>  w  Vfc  it/  iii  it)  \l/  iti  ti/  ti/  ti/  ti)  ti/  ti/  ti/  ti/  ti/  ti/  ti/  ti/  ti/  ti/  ti/  ti/  ti/  ti/  ti/  ti/  ti/  ti/  ti/  ti/  ti/  ti/  ti/  ti/  ti/  ti/  ti/  ti/  ti/  ti/  ti/  ti/  ti/  ti/  ti/  ti/  ti/  ti/  *****  ^^^^^:^&^-^*^-f:$:^-f��^^^^$:S^$:^.  WE "WISH YOU ALL  A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A  HAPPY  NEW YEAR  FRED IRVINE & CO.  ti/  ti/  ti/  ti/  ti/  ti/  ti/  ti/  ti/  ti/  ti/  ti/  ti/  ti/  ti)  ti)  ti/  ti)  ti)  ti)  ti)  ti)  ti)  ti)  ti)  ti)  ti)  ti)  ti)  ti)  ti/  ti)  ti)  ti)  ti)  ti)  ti)  ti)  ti)  ti)  ti)  ti)  ti)  ti)  ti)  ti)  ti)  ti)  ti)  ti)  :_&s��&^^&_&_&&_&_&&&&*&^  �����'��r-*^-��**^'<*s**��:,^****,^*'^,5''5>^p*'!rp^  >l  x^s^^s^^^x^^sss^ssssas^^^^.  Holiday Enjoyment  OF rOURSJ-J-F and friends  is largely influenced by the  character of the gifts. To present tin item that giA*es pleasure  to the recipient and that affords  you keenest gratification, is the  secret of Yule Tide pleasures.  It Avill be an easy matter in our  holiday shoAving of fine perfumes, toilet accessories, dainty,  desirable noA'elties, etc., to find  the item that you'll feel to be iu  perfect, elegant taste that Avill  attest the good judgment ofthe  donor.- "The_"priees_ are���most -  reasonable, as is always the case  here. A little list .that Avill aid  you in making up the presents  for friends aud acquaintances:  Ncav odors in Pinaud's perfumes. Violet Sensation and  Carnation Pink, Roger -fc Gal-  let'H latest odors. English perfumes. Crown <fc Grossmith's.  Seeley's American perfumes in  fancy boxes from 75c. to .$5.00.  Plate mirrors $1 to $.'..50.  Sterling silver mountings in  tooth,' nail, hair brushes and,  .combs, also sterling' mounted  cloth brushes, perfume bottles  and shaving sets. Gold backed  brushes, combs and mirrors.  Ebony goods in hair and cloth  brushes.  THE NELSON SAW1 PLANM MILLS, k  We have a stock of one and a half million  feet of logs at our mill and are prepared to cut  all kinds of dimension timber and ship to all points  on Kootenay Lake by scows or steamers, also by  rail to ail points on the Canadian Pacific or Nelson  and Fort Sheppard railways. In stock rough and  dressed lumber, shingles, mouldings, sash, doors,  newels, turned verandah posts. Glass of all sizes.  Factory work of all" kinds done- to order.-:":   f  l<  ii  CANADA DUM & BOOK CO.  Xelson,  JJrllu'h   Columbia.  ^^&ZXX%��X2��Z^^XXZ'!XX2Z$!��&  THE NELSON SAW & PLANM MILLS, m  '   OFFICE AND MILLS CORNER HALL AND FRONT STS., NELSON.  PALACE   PRUIT   STORE  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 -1     'A      l\/l _~��I  and Ward Streets.. w-   r��-    !Vl<UI  W. P. DICKSON  B. H. H. APPLEWHA1TB  J. 2_.cPH_.__  . % BAfiiWrA.WU,e.E.  PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR  Corner Victoria and Kootenay Streets.  1*. 0. Itox 65!>. TELEPHONE NO. 95  AECHITBGTS.  EWARf & CARMK��� Architects.  Koome TandS Abe  .. rtlooa block, Eaier gUeeb, Nelaon   ;  eetPiB supply ana mm  ELECTRIC SUPPLIES  Oomplote Electric Hqnipmonts for Hlectrio Power Transmission and I_l_fhti_i_r for Mines, Towns  Hllectrlc Fixtures, Lamps, Bells, Telephones, Annunciators, Kite.  P. O. Box 80S. Josephine Street. Nelson, B. O.  Free Water ConnectionsT0 *m lKWE D0IT  FLtJMBliiG   OF  ALL   KINDS  ivm House Hlk:.  Fred Jf Squire, Kerehant Tailor  FtJLL LINES OF FALL AND WINTER SUITINGS  GAS   FlTtiNG   OtlESPECIALTY  WEST BAKER STREET* NELSON  OPPOSITE SII/VBR KING HOTKI TlIE fET_gUNl: 'MLSOiT B. C., M^KyDAY, I^^El^KEtl 25, 1899  Capital,  Best,  all paid  up,    ���  $12,000,000  6,000,000  LORD STRATHCONA AND  MT   ROYAL, President  Hon. GEO. A. DRUMMOND Vico-Prosidont  K   a. CLOUSTON General Manager  2Sr*E3r_SO"ET   BBANOH  N.W. Cor. Baker and Stanley Streets.  LONDON   .  and in  11KANCUKH i*.       (England).   NEW YORK,   CHICAGO  tlio principal cities in Canada.  THE BANK OF  BRITISH COLUMBIA  NELSON  MAYOBALTY CONTEST.  Is now prepared -to issue Drafts and Letters  of Credit on Skaguay, U. S., Atliq, B. C, and  Dawson City, Yul^ori District.  Hiiy and sell StcrlinK Exchango and Cable Transfers  OKANT COMMKUCIAL AND TKAVKI.I.KKS' CKKDIT8,  availablo in any part of tho world.  DKAKTS ISSUED    COLLECTIONS MADE; KTO.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  CURRENT RATE OK INTEREST PAID  NOMINATIONS THROUGH ONTARIO  Teetzel Eeelected in Hamilton.  Toronto, December 22.���John Hallani,  E. F. Clarke, AI. P. and E. A. Mac-Donald  Avere nominated today i'or the mayoralty  of Toronto. Mayor Shaw's nomination  papers Avere received to late to be placed  '.   amongst the list of other candidates.  Ottawa, December 22. ��� Alderman  Morris, alderman Campbell and mayor  Payment were nominated here today for  the mayoralty.  Hamilton, December 22.���Mayor.Teetzel 1 Avas elected by acclamation today.  Kingston, December 22. ��� Alderman  . James Minne's was today elected mayor  of this city by acclamation.  A General Election in Sight.  MoNTiti_Ai_, December 22.���Hon. Sydney  Fisher, minister ot* agriculture, addressed  the Reform Club last night. After referring to the prosperity of the country  under Liberal rule, and', denouncing a  portion of-the press of both political  parties for endeavoring to stir up race  prejudice in connection with the government's action in aiding Great Britain in  the present South African crisis, the minister threw out a hint that the general  elections may come off soon, adding that  it AA'as essential that good candidates be  chosen, and that a good campaign be  Avorked up, other aviso, ho said, no party  could expect to win.  ' Tke Whaleback is Safe. ' .  Cr.KA'KLAND, Ohio, December 22.���Pickett ic Co., owners of tlie Avhaleback barge.  No. I Jo, Avhich it was supposed liad been  lost Avitli all on board in the great storm  of the early part of last Aveek, today received a telegram from the captain of  the barge saying that himself aud crew  Avere safe. Tlio telegram is dated Middle-  ton, Ontario.   Tory Politicians on Grit Policy.  St, Jhrom'h, Quebec, December 22.���  The Conservatives of Terrubone county  held a meeting here yesterday. Addresses Avere delivered by sir Adolphe  Garon, Hon. Ci. A. .Saute! and Mr, Chau-  Arin, M. P., all of whom denounced the  federal, government's policy iu every  particular.   Methodists Offer a Chaplain.  Cohnavall, December 2*3.���Rev. Hugh  Cairnes. president of the Montreal Methodist Conference, wired the minister of  militia today offering the services'of a  Methodist clergyman for the second  -South-A Mean-contingent.   should be maintained at a high state of  ef.iciency, and the revenue therefrom  collected closely and promptly. The rates  should be so adjusted that a fair jji-ofit  over and aboA'e lixed charges can be  realized, for tho city can no more sell  Avater and light at cost than can the  merchant the commodities in AA'hich he  deals.  2. Direct taxation can only be kept  low by limiting the issue of debentures.  No debentures should be issued except  for the construction of i'evei.ue-_.i'OC_uc-  ing public works.  "3. A beginning should be made this  year at making permanent street improve-  ments. The main business streets should  be macadamised and the main residence  streets graded. SicleAvalks should be laid  Avith some uniformity, and not according  to tlie dilTerent ideas of different officials.  <1. The steamboat interests centered at  Nelson are second only in importance to  the railway interests, and the city should  proA'ide modern dock and warehouse facilities at AA'hich this business can be handled. Tlie docks and Avarehouses should  be built on plans approved by practical  steamboat men, as the future growth and  prosperity of the city depend, in a great  measure, on tiie cost of. transhipment of  merchandise.  5. lam opposed to saloon .expansion.  There are .already a sufficient number of  places in Nelson at Avhich liquor can be  obtained at retail, and the number should  not be increased until the city has a population of ten thousand.  0. Public gambling is looked upon as  'an evil in civilized countries, and Avhilst.  .gambling cannot be prevented, there is  no good reason why the sound of gambling machinery should equal that from  the team traffic on our main business  thoroughfares.  7. None but general by-laws.-should"be  passed, and Avhen passed they should be  enforced.  S. Corporations that haA'e secured  franchises from the city should be made  to live up to the letter and the spirit of  their' agreements: biit' in adjusting  differences that may arise there should  not be any unnecessary .friction. ,-  9. The-Jire department should be efficiently maintained. The best apparatus  should be procured, and the number of  men in the volunteer brigade kept at tlie  maximum, i'or without men, mere apparatus would be useless in times of  danger. John Houston.  To the Citizens op Nelson :  In response to numerous requests from  business men, property owners and ratepayers, I offer myself as a candidate for  Mayor of the City of Nelson at the approaching Municipal Elections.  Briefly stated, my platform is as fol-  Ioavs . o  If elected it Avill be my earnest endeavor to assist in more firmly establishing Nelson as the Avholesale distributing  centre of the Kootenay country���the  position for which she has been so admirably designed by nature.  In furtherance of this idea, I Avill continue my consistent advocacy of the construction of a Avharf AA'hich Avill meet  present and future requirements of the  Avholesale and other business interests.  I bclieA'e that the city has reached that  stage AA'hen permanent street improvements have become an absolute necessity  and that the cost should be met, as far as  feasible, from current revenue and'should  the citizens see fit to entrust me Avith the  office of mayor, it Avill be my aim to  cany out a Avell-devised system of street  improvements.  It Avill be my policy to oppose the bor-  roAving of money unless the .same be used  for the increase or establishment of public Avorks producing a reA'enue to the  taxpayers.  I am opposed to auy increase in the  salary of mayor, which Avould necessarily  ihA'oh'e a reduction in salaries uoav paid  an efficient staff of officials, or an increased burden to the taxpayers.  FULL LINE OF  .} [I am strongly in favor of maintaining  the fire department in a position of thorough efficiency and would adA'ise the  adoption of modern equipments, including a fire alarm system and the purchase  of a chemical engine, which Avould effect  a reduction in all fire insurance.  It will be my consistent policy to safeguard the taxpayers against any attempts  on the part of corporate bodies, carrying  on business in Nelson, to encroach upon  the rights of the citi/.ens.  Jn my opinion a sufficient amount of  money should be expended upon the  parks of the city so that they Avill provide the citi/.ens Avith recreation grounds  and opportunities for healthful enjoyment.  On all municipal works my policy will  be to employ bona fide residents of Nelson and to maintain tlie public standard  rate of Avages.  I believe that the public schools in Nelson should be under the control of the  city, and that every effort should be  made to establish a high school'in.our  midst. ���      ���       -  'In concluding I Avish to say that in the  event of my election I AA'ill consider it  my duty to share with the council the  responsibility of the civic administration,  believing, as'I do, that the assumption of  entire authority by one individual i.s sub-  versive of all constitutional government,  Avhether municipal or otherAvise.. Yours  respectfully,  FRANK FLETCHER.  0  w  m\  mx  m\  -.^.%  All Nice Xmas. Presents  Ml  M  LEATHER SMOKING CHAIRS  RATTAN SMOKING CHAIRS  RATTAN ROCKERS  LADIES' ROCKERS  MUSIC CABINETS  SIDE BOARDS  BED ROOM SUITS  DINING ROOM SUITS  DINING ROOM TABLES  ENAMELED BEDS  LEATHER COUCHES  VELOUR COUCHES  TAPESTRY COUCHES  HALL ROCKERS  UPHOLSTERED ROCKERS  CHEFFONERES  m  How would  one of those  beautiful  Brass Canopy Top Beds  suit your wife  for her Xmas gift  J. IcApto 1 Co.  Tl^o Furniture Men  B  b  b  b  b  b  b  b  b  B  Sb  ff-S^^-*  x&  >@;  rm  *���>���<__*���  Y^'^i  Charles  D.  JL  Christie  * - Minister Paterson'at Owen Sound. ���  - Owex So.'no, December 22.���Hon.,Win.  Paterson, minister-of customs, addressed  a large meeting of Liberals here" last  night. Iu the course of his speech he  con.ended that the Liberals had redeemed  pledges made by them as a party.  Creditors Ahead of the College.  Ton ox To, December 22.���The bulk of  tho estate of J.Brown of Chatham, Avhich  was left to Knox College of this city, will,  likely all be absorbed' in claims and'legal  expenses which have arisen since the bequest Avns made. ,   ���  .    Opening of Quebec's Legislature.  '" Quki'KC,'  December   22.--It  is   understood that the provincial  legislature will  meet on January 11th.  WISHES  ALL    HIS  FRIENDS  A  Front Doors  Inside Doors.  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  local and coast.  Flooring  local and coast.  Newel Posts  Stair Rail  Mouldings  Shingles  Rough and  -    Dressed Lumber  of ill kinds,  what you want is not Jn stock wo will mako It for you  CALL AND GET PRICES.  W  .&  mmmmmm  m  �����^-s  ���S^-g."��:  g?g_g_g?  *5'*5p  mi  mm  LARGE CLEARING SALE  m  mi  mt  FOR  Clothing4  Shirts  Underwear  Overcoats  Pants  Mackinaws  Suspenders  Gloves  Neekties  Shoes  Mitts  #  J. A. Sayward  HALL AND LAKE STREETS. NELSON  Contractors and Builders  150 Suits of Clothing  WILL DO WELL TO  Duke of .Westminster Dead.  London,  December 22.���The duke  Westminster is dead.  oi'  ANNOUNCEMENT.  To thh Rr.-XToiw oi*' Nici.--.on :  J will be a candidate for tho olllco of  mayor at tho  election to bo hold on Thursday, ..miliary illli next.  December Slth, 1SMI. JOHN HOUSTON.  THE   MAYORALTY   CONTEST.  TO  THIS B_J-.CTO.K_3 OI** N_r.LS.ON :  In asking for your support for the  oflice of mayor at the coining' election, it  is only fair that I should state niy views,  briefly, on what are considered public  question a or issues. No doubt, during  the campaign yon will have an opportunity to heal1 these questions and' issues  discussed, for they'are important to the  people of this municipality.  '   I. The public utilities owned by the city  MERRY ���  XMAS  AND  A    BRIGHT  AND  GLAD    NEW   YEAR.  REAL ESTATE  AND  GENERAL  INSURANCE  AGENTS  BUY THEIR LUMBER  AT  G. 0. BUCHANAN'S  A large stock of flrst-class dry material on hand, also  a full lino of sash, doors, mouldings, turned work, etc.  FACTORY WORK A SPECIALTY  Yards  Foot of Hendryx street, Nelson  JohnRaerAgent  Telephone, 91  On application we will quote you  rates on Fire, Life, Accident and Plate  Glass Insurance.  Agents for J. and J. Taylor Safes.  FOR SALE-���Business and Residential Property.  2.5 by 1*_0 with improvements, south .sido Vernoli  . (root .' $5000  50 liy 120 corner of Baker and Wall streets. Pai U-  CultiSS! given on .'application.  2.. lots witli cotUigOi refuted at ��15 per month, Vic--  "toi-ia street, ,.,, , ��3500  2 lots witli cottage, rented at $���_. per mouth, Stanley  street' ���  .'S30D0  _ lots inelu'lint? corner, 2(�� foot frontage $1200  For Residential Property you could  not do better than invest in FairvieWj  commonly known as Bogustown, especially now that the tramway is  nearly completed.  For particulars apply to above firm,  West Baker Street, Nelson. ?  Parson's  Produce  any  WHOLESALE  Butter,  Eggs,  Cheese,*  Green  Fruits,  Cured  Meats,  Vegetables  i&  At  From  20  to  50  Per  Cent  Discount  .���-a"-^^--^^^^^  BOYS, DON'T  MISS  IT! , This  is a  great  opportunity to  get a  nice Suit of Clothing for  Christmas.    Black   Beaver  Overcoats, Single or Double  Breasted,- Italian. Cloth Lining,'*  reduced   to  $11.     Everything  in  the Store, from Tuesda-y,  the 19th, till Midnight on the 31st at REDUCED PRICES,  Theo. Madson  T&T&T&T&rZS-  ^fa?a?a.  ���**_�� fssf&f&f&i  mi  -a-a*.  m  224-226 Baker Street, Nelson./��  1^=  m^  mi  Madden House   BAKER-AND-WARD STREETS, NELSON   . SHIPPERS OF THE EARLY  BREAKFAST BRAND OF EGGS  Full stocks  carried at  Nelson   and  Rossland.   Mail orders solicited.  HALCYON WATER  IS NO EXPERIMENT.  Tli_     inodk-inal    values   of    HALCYON"  "VYATKR  has   been proven.  Halcyon Water Is Bottled Properly.  Vornon .Street    Thorpe <_& Co.  R. REISTERER & CO.  BREWERS AND BOTTLERS OF  Fine Lager Beex*,  Ale and Porter  VromBt and regular. *  .-.���-..��� delIvorj', to tho ftra^o.:  at Nelson.  The only hotel in Nelson that has remained under ono  management since 1890.  Tho bed-rooms are woll furnished and  lighted by  electricity. v    *  Tho dining-room Ib not second lo any in Kootenay.  Tho bar Is always stocked by the best domestic and  imported liquors and clears.  THOMAS MADDEN. Proprietor.  The Tremont .Hotel  D. HUME, Manager.  Tho finest hotol in the interior.  Largo samplo rooms.   Steam heat and electric light.  CORNER OV -WAED AND VERNON STS.. NKLSON  Liii-f-o and woll lighted Healed by hot aii  Reasonable rates .Sample rooms  Electric belli and light in every room  Renovated and refurnished throughout  HOTBL VICTORIA  .5. V. 1'KRKS, Proprietor  Free bus meets ail I rains Roualcfnlro   H   fi  Hourly streetcar to-.union m����BI&lOI\B,  B. V.  Night ("rill Room hi connection, for the donvenience of  guests arriving and derailing by night trains.  g7 "TT OTEL  S-rfltciass in every respect.   Choicest wines', linnoj'.-s  aiwl cigars.  Kvery comfort for transient and resident  gUOHtS.  HEADQUARTERS FOR ONION MEN.  JOSEPH   CAMPBELL,   Proppietoi*.  Dissolutioii of Copartnersliip.  ���The i��.r1.nersliip hotweeii' Hi*. H. LiiUamintl Ur. Ales.  Forin has been tilnsolvud, the dissoimUon iu flute frcjin  l-tO'romlior l��l, ISIKJ. All (ieljl*. due tlio llrm are payable  to .Jiv'J*. OaKau, .-uid. lie.will pay all dcbt-H.of.lbi. lirni, . :  ..'Dated Nelson, l,.eueiiib'er.Ist,IS_H..':.V. ������.���������..V*. '..���.���.���'-.'!''.���.;-���.'. OX-'-:-''  1V1AL0NE & TREGILLUS  PROPRIETORS  Headquarters for Miners and Prospeetops  T11R REST URANDS OF  Liquors and Cigars  ALWAYS ON HANI)  One of the best and most popular hotels in Nelson.  BAKER STREET. NELSON.  Heated with Hot Air and  Lighted by Electricity  Largo comfortable bedrooms and  flrst-class dJnlnjg  room.  Sample rooms for oommorciiU men,.    .  *"R^T*EJ!3   ��_3   "PSKR*  33-A.i_T  EC.  CLARKE, Prop.  '.Late'p- the Royal Hotel. GaiigHTf, '*''-.-'���  Scl|oonep  BeerorHalf"  and=Half . . ��� ���  10 Cts.  Always Fresh  Always     Cool  THE BEST GLASS OF BEER IN NELSON IS  AT THE  Corner Silica and  Stanley Strectw. '  E, J. GURRAH, Prop.  I'lirMiantto  Act  NOTICE   OF   ASSIGNMENT.  < ix-ditoM "rriip-t Heed-- Act",aiul .amending  .SUuilej* Ilittn.  Notidi i- hereby given that Tlioma-  I>hrc>sanil .lolm u'liislaiiee i'ittoek. trading under tho  llrm name ef Humphreys ��\: I'iltuck as iiierdianttf on  IlaUcr street. Ncl-nn. I3rilt-.li C'oliiinbi.i. have bv deed  bearing dale Ihu l'Jlli d.iy nf December. lSCJ. assigned all  tlieir pci'suiial iMnte, nedtrsandolfeet*.(bothpartnershiti  and privntci which may bu sold under execution mid till  llieir real Cslntc (both partner-hip and pri\atel to  W'c-bsicr rurriiuin Tr.ivi-s of the City of Nct*<i.ii, Hriti-h  Columbia, conli.ictor. in Jrn.st ns trustee for ereditori  (both partner-hip ;md private) for the purpose of distribution jtnujtm-t the said ereditois.areoi'diiifi to law.  'I'lic said dui'il of as.-iHiiiiient was ex ecu ltd by tho said  Thoiiia-: Stanley Iluinpliruj-s and John Whistaiice I'it-  (ocl, and by Ihe .-aid Wcbsier l-'orenian Truvos un the  -aid l-_lb day uf nci-enilicr, US*!).  -\inl further t��k�� notice that a meeting of the said  creditors will lie held at the ollh-e of ('ullihefpic Wil-on,  -eluiiors, linker -tree!, Nel-un, H. C., un l*'riday the _*Jnd  d.iy of DeL-eiuber, Ics!*!), ..il the houi-of two o'eloirk in the  afternoon..  All credit ot*.-' are ruqiiii-ed on or before (he.:, ith ilaj* of  December, US!. I. tn lite their claim*1 with the f rusfetf, duly  proved as provided: by the said act Klatitif. the amount  and nature thereof, tlie luttnre of*iny security he tit,'by  t-hern utirt llto eliantcter ef liabiii'.y Uuereof, and. the valU"  at ion tilaced. (Iicreoii.  In default of the said trustee receiving satisfaetovv  tiruof thereof any <Todit.or is liable to have Iii,* elaiiu  barred. WKHSTJSR KOltKMAN TRAVES.  Tfustoe.  (iAl'.i.M'fKK pSc Wili*Qjr. .Sfllieilori'.  Dated lit Nelson, tt. ('., this 13th day of December,  . A.D., im.   . '"���..-��� THE TBIFTJ^'Er^EL^Nr^e.-, MONDAY; iBECEMBEfirgSr ���W~  A. DIRECT IMPORTATION OF  HAIR   BRUSHES     \   BATH BRUSHES        TOOTH  BRUSHES  NAIL  BRUSHES       MILITARY  HAIR   BRUSHES  THESE GOODS WE  OFFER AT.  VERY  LOW PRICES.  _MI_A_S    _2��.M^  NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY YOUR CHRISTMAS GIFTS.  TIES       TIES      TIES       TIES   /TIES       TIES      TIES  Wc have a magnificent range of these floods in l)uil'��. Handkerchiefs, and Klowliif. ends, in all the very  liilest colors and patterns, rijjlil. from the best Canadian and American maikeis, and at pri"es that  defy competition.  SILK HANDKERCHIEFS: SILK HANDKERCHIEFS  '���       The very finest qualities, in white and colored, with initialed corners, al. tlie very lowest prices.  GLOVES      CLOVES      GLOVES      GLOVES      GLOVES  SKI** OUR SPECIAL LINES AT $1.   IT'S. A TREAT.  UNDERWEAR  UNDERWEAR  UNDERWEAR  Great assortment of these goods direct from the manufacturers, including Wright's Famous Heiiltli  Urand in fleece lined. Call and see them and get prices. You will be convinced that they are second  to none. We also have a largu slock of olothiiitf, boots, shoes, and everything else that men reqnirc,  which wo are selling at special reduced prices during the holidays. Come and get your share ofthe  best bargains in the very best and latest goods ever displayed in Nelson.  J. A-  GiLKER,  The  Furnisher.  213-21.   BAKER   STREET.  COMFORTABLE  FOOTWEAR  SMALL SHOES ">���* ���lc ����������*-  STRONG SHOES '��>* *��**>*-  STYLISH SHOES ^"-�������-  DAINTY SHOES '?r ,itUo &nl^��  for t!ioirJmothc_s  ELEGANT SHOES  Wo -.(.uid b.ick of our Shoe->  ,nc iii.'dc iu Mich a way, from such -took, lh.it Ihcio !*. no o**e��se for jiiij tiling but **alit.factioli  Wo have a I.nger stock than >un usually ice and lower pi ices for the same qliahtj  (li.ia you eier run .i<,roSs    ,  Sshoes to fit .ill feet, in *lyles (o 4-uit c\erj fancy, at juices moved down to a minimum.  Neelands' Shoe Emporium  BAKER STREET, NKLSON  The Cabinet  FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE  NELSON CIGAR OO.  If you would enjoy  a fro-.li and fisigr.iut  smoke don _ foi get the  Cabinet keeps them  fc'Ct  ben  6. B. Matthews.  Proprietor.  ASK YOUR GROCER FOR THE CELEBRATED  Rolled  Oats  B & K  The Best that Money can Buy,   Take no Other  ���M.imir.ictuicd by the Brackman-ICcr Milling Co., Ltd.        Vicloiia, Vancouver, Wcst.i'ini-fcr,Edmonton, Nelson.  P. Burns c& Co.  JIead Office at  NELSON, B. 0.  Wholesale and Retail  .  .   .   Dealers in Meats  Markets at Nelion, llosslunri, Trail, KohIo, Ymir, Sandon, Silverton, New Denver, Ttcvel-  stoke, Ferguson, Grand Fork., Greenwood, Cascade Cily, Midway, and Vancouver.  Mail Orders Promptly Forwarded.  West Kootenay Butcher Co.  ..      -   ' -   ALL KINDS OF        * , '  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  Balder Street, j-Jeison  Ti  ��_a    REORDERS BY MATL RECEIVE ,CAREFUL AND PROMPT ATTENTION,  REAL ESTATE  mmB&Ncm and  OENERAJL AGENT  Save Your  Dollars  Uy HnyiiiK jour goods from ns all thi.  week and we "illnave yau dollar*-. Your  -.pceial atlcnlion ii failed to our l:uf?o as-  Hurlnient of moiref, boy's, and children's  clothinj_, fiirnii-iiiiie.s and slioea.  ji*it:fit door went of BankOf, Ha It pr Si   Nfilsdn  JBWUsli Columbia building*.      ����-V��   ��u UBISVII  QUALITY THE BEST-���PRICES THt LOWEST.  linker Street,  OjijiosiU; yueen'M Hotel.  BROWN & OO.  LOCAL MEWS IN BRIEF.  C. M. Brown, Avho is acting manager of  tlie Bank of Montreal at New Denver, is  in Nelson .and will remain over Christmas.  J. E. Sharpe of Sandon, father of  Byron E. Sharpe of H. Byers & Co., ve  turned home on Saturday from installing  a gasoline engine and plant at the Molly  Gibson mine.  Abe Johnson lias sold his interest in  the Bodega saloon to his partner, B. E.  Smith, who says ho will continue to conduct the place as in the past���first-class.  Thomas J. Sims, manager of the Kootenay Cigar Manufacturing Company of  Nelson, was around yesterday distributing-'compliments of the season" in the*  shape of 7-inch Regalia cigars in boxes  of live. May this company from this  time declare annual dividends in seven  figures is the wish of Tub Tribune.  P. J. Russell, the popular manager of  the Parsons Produce Company, presented  all his friends with Christmas turkeys on  Saturday. When he got home he found  that the members of his staff had turned  the tables on him by presenting him with  a handsome cut-glass liqueur set.  A handsome present was collected  among the subscribers of the local telephone exchange aud presented to the  young ladies wlio preside over the switchboards at the central office by E. E.  Phair, of the Hotel Phair, on Saturday.  Among the Christmas presents received  by the members of, Tins Tin hunk stall'  was a box of cigars from the California  Wine Company. L. Ernst, the manager  of thi*. progressive company, not only-remembered theboys, but also kept in mind  the fact.that they are good judges of cigars.  Thousands  in this city alone are testifying as  to our efficiency in WATCH  REPAIRING. It is worth while  listening to. it will save you  time and money in the long run.  Absolutely no risk. Satisfaction  or money refunded.  PATENAUDE  BROS.  BAKER STREET.  Watchmakers, Nelson, B, C.  The Bon Ton Restaurant  -   CHRISTMAS DINNER.  1IKNI'.  Dinner fiom !_..��) p.m. (o .*> p.m.  Chicken, a in Heine ' Consomme Koy.il  Hliriinp -Sii-pitl Alii^oniini-.!'  Celery Lettuce  l'"ilet ol Sole, Tin t.n* S.iuce, Julienne 1'olatots  Hsim, ("liiinip.iKiie Sniice Oy .Irr I'.itties a In Pilnrcss  Kiiui.ide.ui of Venison with Olive*.  Pine Apple -YiHo!*-., Glace an Uum  JlOincstio Coomj, Stuffed willi Apples  Voiiiik Tin key, (Tmliwij K.inee  Smidle of Miitt'in, (.'iiuiint Jelij  I'liiiK Kill*. Of Hoof, Voikshiie Pudding  . Mushed I'o'utooK Boiled I'uliitocs  Sugar I-en*i Sluwcd.Toiiinloes  linked Swot*I Ifoinloe.s  KnKli-.li I'iuni Puddlnjj       H.-u-d nnd IJr.indy *-.tnco  Green Apple ,      Hot Sluice        l.emon-."\ienngiie   Piei-  Ahsorfucl Cilkes  .".'.lilts jMei.ureis'.s Cliue-vo.  Te:i . Oolite'. ' Milk  To Lovers of <!;ime wc ofi'ei-  Tenl Duck 1'lovers Nebraska Quail  -1I0N0L1.  & ICL'MMKIt.  escriptions  The imrily of (he druysi uijA medicine-; administered to the patient is Hie ino.st. essential element  in the .-ncees-fitl treiilnient of (Unease. Pre.serip-  lions lira compounded by us from absolutely pure  driiKh' in perfect condition, and the physician's  skill -will not be nullified by old and impotent  drugs.   Our hlock of requisites for  THE TOILET  THE NURSERY  THE SICK ROOM  Arc complete  Tour patronage solicited  NURSES' DIRECTORY  For the convenience of iiui-sew and physicians, we have  established a N'urse-s' Directory, and in order to have it  complete, request iill iiui-sen to send iii or call and leave  their'.fianies and addresses.  D_SPKN.<_ING CMKMIST  Telephone 1*1.1 P.O. Box225 linker Street  ...   Mailorder., promptly attended to..  HOTEL  ARRIVALS.  At the Phair.���P. W. Green, Cranbrook; J. M. Doyle, Revelstoke; C. M.-Ai--  nold, Trail; G. W. Smith, Seattle; A. Simmons, Rossland.  At tub Humi..���J. T.Galfc, Victoria; W.  Jackson, Granite mine; E. Mansfield,  Treadwell mine; J, S. Lawrence, Robson;  J. McMartin, W. M. Anderson, C. S. Anderson, G. R. Hunt.  At thk Royal.���A. E. Young, Columbia; AV. A. Chesley, Ymir; J. i\r. Dier,  Westport, Ont.; C. W. Gray.  At thk Siiyvki. Kinc. .���1_. F. Blewett,  J. Augove, Sandon; D. Johnston, T. Campbell, Athabasca Mine; J. Pearse, Granite  Mine ; C. C. I'eters, Ymir; W. Goodiidge,  Rossland ; 'l<\ McFish, Cape Breton.  At thk Tit ...MONT.���II. Wood, Trail;  Jt. S. Craven, Plmmix; J. Father, Silver-  ton: Juan Palma, Greenwood; V,. J. Fla-  liilT, P. Delaney, I). S. Stanley, J. R. MePherson, Poorman; J. O'Ncil, Ymir.  At tui. Qi.u.i.x's.���J. J I. Lusliton, Winnipeg; J. S. llagerty, Montreal; Captain  A. Dow, Pilot Bay; W. W. MeManus,  Glacier; D. A. McDonald, Seven Mile  Point; Miss Jean Dyker, G. W. Orchard,  J. McKio. Pilot Bay; J. Mitchell, Cranbrook; W. J. Spaw, Robson; R. Watson,  Greenwood; J. McLeod, Ymir; II. Hay, IT.  Lockwood, Six-mile.  BUSINESS   MENTION.  If Mr. A. N. Irvine will write Mr. James  Wilks. P. 0. Hox Iflll. Nelson, or call nt (lie oflice of the  Nelson Miners' Union, he will hear of something of personal interest antl advantage to himself.  Dwelling for Rent���and furniture  for  sale. .Apply H. K: Jloute, corner Ilendryx and Latimer  streets.  To Let���Furnished house   of  5 rooms  complete, for :J months, nt Si'ia inonth. Water and every  accommodation. Situated within 1(1 minutes walk of  post ollice.   Apply to T. 0��. Procter. Haker street.  Wanted���Porter.   At Phair hotel.  Wanted���Japanese cook for family kitchen work;  Address Coles, Box !��!).  For rent���Five-roomed* house, .also furnishings in siuno house for sale, for terms apply  Cabinet. Cigar Co.  Christmas  and New  Years Gifts  AT GREATLY  REDUCED PRICES.  Nothing more appropriate  for a present than a nice  Fur Coat, Muff, Cape, or  Cap.  A large assortment of  ladies' Silk Blouses for  Xmas trade. We have a  few fancy blouses to clear  at 80 cents.  A Large Assortment  of Ladies' and Gent's  Silk Handkerchiefs  A few children's coats  to clear at $1.50.  We are going out of  ladies' and childrens' footwear, and are selling the  balance at cost.   See���our" $8~-and-"$10"  Mens' suits.  A. Ferland & Co.  ELLIOT BLOCI*:, RAKKR STREKT. NELSON.  Nelson Business College  Will Opan on Wednesday, January 3rd, 1900.  HooUkeciiiiiff,' Shoilliiind. Typowritinif und Up-fo-dsile  llnninc-p* Motlioii.1 'I'.ntjj;!).  (expedition, iy und  'I'horoiinlily,   Present Space Limited.    *  IteKistcr Karly.  MTTMY & MERRILL  WIGHT   CUSSES   FOR   BUSY   PEOPIE   '" '  '���iVili be opened immediately. In iidditioii to the regular  brunches, a,class in prllitnry Woik will be formed for  those whose early opnorlunities have been lo-t. Term*.  reasonable.   Kor furtiiui* inl'prinatiod apply to  Victoria Street i  Xenr City Hall.       ^    M* Tl    1 WU  oi��eii   her   Kinder-  iss ralmer sssss  of   January.    1!W0.    I'or  terms'and ail partieulnrs apply lo       Mly.S 1'AI.MKit,  _\t. residence of Wis. .1. K. liubcrtson, Jlakor Street M cat  DISSOLUTION   NOTICE.  Notice is hereby pi ven that we tlie imdersiKiied formerly currying on business as Saloon Keepers in the  I'itybf Nelson in the Province of Hrilish Coiumbiii. tin-  dor the Arm name and .style of Johnson Si Smith, have  this ditv liy mutual consent dissolved the said partnership. The said business will be continued bythe under-  sij.-nod, Kohei't IC Smith, who will pay .-ill o'.ilstandiiiK  liabilities of the said firm and to whom ail nwoniiNilue  the said llrtn|aiopayabl�� to.  Dated at Kelson. H. C��� this >_3iil day of December, IMI9.  A. N. JM.INHON,  Witness:   W. A. Oaixiiiuh. It. I.. SMITH.  NOTICE  TO   GONTBACTOBS.  Scaled TciHlorS will be received by the undersigned  tii'itii 12 o'cloiik noon, Wednesday2.th, for the erection Of  n two-.st.ory frame warehouse at. the corner of Front and  Hull .streets, for A. Macdonald. & Co. ��� Lowest or any  tender not necessarily Accepted.  KWAHT & GA1HM1., Arcliiteeti.  Itooms 7 and 8, Aberdeen iiioek.  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 the cold weather we  would draw your attention to our line of  NICKLED   COPPER WARE  Including Tea and Coffee Pots (several designs), Enamelled Handle Dippers, Pudding Dishes, Tea Kettles, etc.,  and the only place you can get them is  LAWRENCE   HARDWARE   GO.  Xmas   Xmas  1 i  A COMPLETE LINE OF FANCY BISCUITS AND CAKES  VJ  NEW LONDON LAYER RAISINS, 5, 10, and  201b. BOXES.  NEW PEELS, ASSORTED ENGLISH  MAPLE SYRUP  PLUM PUDDING  HONEY. IN COMB  DRIED FRUIT  NEW CURRANTS, CLEANED  NEW SULTANA RAISINS, CLEANED  NT_W VALENCIAS. CLEANED  MIXED NUTS  FIGS  CRANBERRIES  DATES  APPLE   CIDER  All the Necessaries For  Your Xmai> Dinner  MINCE   MEAT  GRAND   DISPLAY   OF   CROCKERY   AND    GLASSWARE.    THE  LARGEST   STOCK    IN   KOOTENAY.  Kipkpatri^  J  r. 0. BOX K. & w.  UA1CICH STJVICET.  TELEPHONE 10.  Christem1  O, & B. Plum Pudding        Delhi Preserves in Glass  Table Raisins       Japanese Oranges  Navel Oranges       Elme Figs  Our Stock is Now Gomplete  ENGLISH HOLLEY  ^  -Baker Street,  Nelson.  ,M*i.De$Bri&ay & Co,  R^ernov^l  Notice  AVe beg to announce to om- many patrons tliat avo liave*removed to  our new quarters in the Houston Block, tho big increase in the  volume of our business forcing us to seek larger premises. ,Thank-  tlie people for the patronage accorded us in the past, in anticipation  of an increase of this custom in the future, we remain, theirs to  command in all lines of groceries.  Hcmstbh Block, Baker Street  larioa  ARRIVED IN NELSON  Canadian  Iiiclt-illuK .Sokhuii'*- 2, 4, anil 7 veai" old Ryo in. ���Uafrols..  ��<_������_t.m'H Stair, 'S3 Ryo and While Wheat Whisky in <.  A. B; GRAY,'kootenay Agent  Nelson, ll. Oi._ ...  Goaderlmin & Worts'Rye in Cases,  ase.M.      Wtitkcr'ii Club Ry<> in Cwts.  P. RITHET & CO.


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