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Array k  >  THE CITY BYLAWS ABE ALL BAD  Effect of Justice Martin's Decision.  -^ The judgment of Mr. justice Martin in  ' the case of Traves vs. the City of Nelson  reached Nelson yesterday. So far as it  eould be, it is a complete victory for E. C.  Traves in his fight against the fire-limit  bylaw of the city, and incidentally the  opinion of the court is given tliat all the  city bylaws which were supposed to have  beeu brought into effect by revising bylaw No. 2i) are of no effect. Just what  action tlie members of tlie city couucil  will take in the matter has yet to be  decided. It is open for tlie council to appeal from the judgment of Air. justice  Martin to tlie full court, when the whole  case would bo reopened. Tlie general  opinion is tlmt tliis course will be adopted.  Traves vs. City of Nelson.  Acting under the provisions of bylaw  No. 7 of its revised bylaws, the defendant  corporation on the 15th day of July last  notified the plaintiff iu writing to pull  down and remove within seven days  "a building or addition to a building,  now erected or in course of erection " in  tlie city of Nelson, within the fire limits  as defined by that bylaw, and further,  that if the plaintiff made default in so  removing the building it would be removed by the corporation at the plaintiff's  expense. Thereupon this action was  ^- commenced aud an interim injunction obtained to prevent the threatened trespass, and the plaintiff now asks for a perpetual injunction aud damages.  A number of objections are taken to  the validity of the bylaw, and I shall  consider first that which I now deem  most important.  �� This bylaw derives its existence from  and under bylaw No. 25, "for revising and consolidating tlie " bylaws of the city of Nelson." Objection  was taken to the manner of passing it  through the council, and the details of  procedure there adopted, such . as not  actually reading or considering the whole  bylaw or the printed roll A (the first two  pages of the revising bylaw 2o, containing the operative words were read); but  I regard the particular matters so complained of as.being " domestic " in their  nature, and, no objection having been  taken at the time, it is now too late to  do so.  But a peculiar epiestion here arises by  reason of section 1 of this revising bylaw  25, which i.s :  1. Tlufpniilecl roll marked ' A,".md .itte-.-'d as thai of  (he draft revision und ecu .olul.Uicui under the s Kii.it uru  of the iiiii)ui*nnd the city (lerk of the utj of Nelson, and  deposited in the ollice di Ihe cit j (lerk of lhc said. cit.,  shall be held In be the original tho* (.of.  it appears by the cross-examination ofthe city elerk that at the time the council  finally passed the "revising bylaw tlie  , printed roll "A" had not been attested  under*the signature of the mayor and  city elerk, and that this was not done  until after the council meeting liad adjourned, and at the s,amc time that the  mayor and city clerk attested the revising  bylaw, roll "A" was not atauy time actually read or considered by the council.  Counsel for the defendant argued that  all regularity in favor of the bylaw must  be presumed, and that therefore the coin t  could not inquire into tlie attestation of  roll "A."    On the other hand plaintiff's  counsel urges that, while  admitting  the  doctrine   of   favorable   ��> resumption   in  general,   yet in   the  presence of direct  evidence the doctrine ha*, no application.  It is here established as a fact that at the  time the council was exercising its legislative functions there was nothing upon  which   those   functions   could    operate.  There wad no roll iu existence which had  been attested  in the manner prescribed  - by-section-1,-or attested-ul all.��� The~  (���oiinciL adjourns and disperses, aud after  that   the   mayor and clerk affix   their  signatures to a document.    The case for  the city must be that Mich subsequent  attestation brought into existence a particular attested  roll,  which  the council  had treated as being already actually before it, but which as a matter of fact was  not.    During the argument counsel were  unable to refer me to any case decided  upon such circumstance.^, and it is not  surprising,   for   the  occurrence   is    ono  hardly to have  been  looked  for.     The  nearest ca.so I havo been able to discover  is "The London St Canadian Loan Company vs.  Rural  Municipality of Morris,  (1890) 7  Mor.  J 28."   There an  attempt  was made to have the court investigate  certain alleged fraudulent  irregularities  in tlie passage of a bill through a provincial legislature, but it was held that the  mode or means of passage could  not be  inquired into after the bill had become an  Act by passing the house and receiving  the royal assent.     That case,  while  an  authority in i-upport of the view 1 have  taken as to  a  presumption  in  favor  of  regularity in the parsing of the revising  bylaw, docs not. of course, go to the point  now taken.    What is now complained of  is   something   far   removed   from    our  irregularity. The section here in question  i.s the same, mutatis mutandis, as that of  the same number in the "Act Respecting  thellevisedStatutes of British Columbia,"  J1.S.BC. CXI.    In that case the printed  mil "A" is required to be attested by the  lieutenant-governor   and   clerk   of   the  liouse,    Now assuming that the Act had  received the royal assent, and it after-.  wards turned out. that at the time of the  passage   of   the  Act  no   such  roll  was  in existence, could it be successfully argued that   the   laws  of  this   province  WEDNESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 27,  1899  PUBLISHED AT NELSON, BRITISH COLUMBIA.  DAILY (BY MAIL) $6 A YEAR; WEEKLY,   $2.  would depend upon an unidentified document, afterwards brought into life? It  seems to me that it would be dangerous  in the extreme to sanction such a state of  affairs. And the danger is increased in  the case of a municipal council where  there would be more opportunity for the  operations of unscrupulous persons, if so  disposed.  1 am driven to tho conclusion, somewhat reluctantly if I may say so, that the  objection is too serious, in the public interest, to pass over, and that there is no  way by which such a defect in legislation,  parliamentary ormunicipal, can be cured.  The revising bylaw is good, so far as it  is itself concerned, but it has operated on  nothing, aud has brought nothing into  existence, therefore the plaintiff has not  been guilty of any offence against it, aud  his rights of property have been unlawfully interfered with by the corporation,  relying on a bylaw, No. 1, which never  had any' foundation whatever for even  being so termed.  Such being the view I take it is not  necessary to consider the other objections. But the point is submitted by the  defeudant that the suit or action is  barred by section 91 of the Municipal  Clauses Act (sections 91 and 92 of the Act  are here cited). A section in Ontario  similar to 91 has received much judicial  attention for many. years past, notably  in the case of Connor vs. Middagh, IC,  A 11, 350, where the principal decisions  arc reviewed. *       *    .  *       *        *  I regard this action as being substantially one for au injunction, to whieh the  plaintiff is entitled. The course he took  was the only one then open to him to  save his property from destruction;  but as to damages I do not think  I should, in view of the above authorities, entertain the question. Perhaps  I shall state that in my opinion the case  of Midland Railway Company vs. With-  ington Local Board (1883) 52 L. J., Q. B.,  (389, does not take the defendant's case  further than the Ontario cases do. There  will be an injunction as prayed, and the  plaintiff should have liis costs.  Police Magistrate's Conviction Quashed.  Traves was also successful in the certiorari proceedings to quash the conviction of police magistrate Creaso under  which Traves was lined $100 for a breach  of the fire limits bylaw. In his judgment  in this case Mr. justice Martin says : As I  understood the course of the argument,  I am to entertain in this application the  objections taken, and the argument  therein pro and con, in the ca.se of Traves  vs. Nolson, which was argued immediately before this motion, and also two additional objections herein taken by Mr.  Taylor. In view of the faer, that I have,  just delivered judgment in the prior case  to the effect th.at no such bylaw as the  corporation relies upon ever had any  existence, it would seem unnecessary to  consider the other points raised, and I  shall not do so uuless counsel shall communicate with the district registrar at  Nelson and show reasons for my doing so.  SEVERE STORM IN ALASKA.  Vk'tohia, December 27.���Tho steamer  Tees of this city arrived at noon from  Skagway with fifteen passengers after a  very rough trip. Among her passengers  were a number of late arrivals from Dawson;���The- Tees was- delay eel-for- three  days at Skagway awaiting the train  wliich had been laid up from Monday to  Friday by one of tho most severe wind  and snow storms ever'known in Alaska.  It commenced ou tho-lSth and lasted to  the 22nd. Several of the passengers on  the steamer were among those stormbound ou the train. Some left the train  at tho tunnel and marched to .Skagway  and others were brought to that city by  a special train.  The train on which the passengers  came from Bennett followed tlie rotary  and was pushed by two engines. When  tlie plow was a mile south of the switchback it cut out tho lower part of tho  accumulated face of snow on the face of  the mountain hide. This loosened tho  mass above and it came down with a  rush, burying the plow and locomotives  out of sight. The passenger train behind  was not touched by tlie .slide. There  were fifteen feet of snow in the cut. After  the rotary had been freed from the bank  which buried it, it struck a boulder  hidden in the snow, and of its twenty  steei knives, only seven were left. Food  was secured by the stormbound people at  the rate of 50 cents for a cup of coffeo  and sandwich on tho train.  A Few Insurgents Are Still Left.  Manila, December 20.���General Santa  Ana witli a force of insurgents estimated  at 300 attacked the garrison at Sitbig  yesterday. A body of marines were sent  from Olongapo to reinforce the garrison,  and the Filipinos were driven back, several being killed. There were no casualties  on the American side. A company of the  46th volunteer infantry, together with a  been   sent  Snbig  gar-  contingeut   of   marines,  has  from Manila to reinforce the  rispn artillery still further.  FRANCE   IS   IN   AN   UPROAR  Over the Conspiraoy Trials.  Pauls, December 20.���The public prosecutor this afternoon began his opening  speech before the high court (senate) in  the conspiracy case's,    Ho reviewed the  evidence which, he said showed the conspiracy was more dangerous  than when  tho compte de Paris so far forgot the traditions of   his family as  to join hands  with general   Boulauger.     This   evoked  noisy protests from the audience, and the  excited M.  Jules Guerin called upon the  president of the council, M. Fallieres, not  to permit the  prosecutor  to  indulge in  such  insulting   remarks, but the prosecutor continued, saying  that the  same  men who conspired  ten ��� years  ago  had  again plotted to overthrow the  republic.  The compte de Paris, he added, was dead,  but the  due D'Orleans pursued the same  system.    The remarks of the  prosecutor  were soon drowned by the  vehement interruptions of the prisoners.  M. Fallieres rang his bell to restore  order and eveutually the prosecutor Avas  heard to declare that he had decided,  owing to want of evidence to abandon  the prosecution of six of the prisoners,  M. Chevilly, Frenchencourt, Brunei,  Cailly, Bourm'unt and Balliere. He then  recapitulated the story of the anti-republican machination of the due D'Orleans  and his agent, M. Buffet. The latter violently protesting,an uproar ensued, many  of the senators demanding 31. Buffet's expulsion. Three of the prisoners, Cailly,  Bruuet, and Jules Guiles then shouted if  M. Buffet was expelled from the session,  they would also wish to be expelled.  Perfect pandemonium reigned. Finally  the court in secret session decided to expel both Buffet and Cailly until their  counsel's speech for the defence.  THREE WEEKS AT MODDER RIVER  Guess at Methuen's Flans.  London, December 27.���The Cape Town  correspondent of the Daily News telegraphing Wednesday, December 20th,  says:.*, 'tGenei'aljVIethuen, I understand,  intends to remain at 3fodder River about  three weeks longeiv From Boer sources  hitherto singularly well informed I learn  that there are eight thousand European  officers and men skilled in modern military tactics, particularly artillery, now  in Pretoria, as a reserve. An administrative officer in the Cape service, who  litis just returned from officii}! relieving  duty in the Dutch district, says the news  of the British reverses has been received.  with great joy, even in localities where  there is no open revolt."  -London, December 27���4:50 a.m.���Despatches from South" Africa are still  greatly delayed, but they are arriving  more freely, which shows that the censorship has been relieved.  The transport Tantallon Castle has  arrived at Cape Town with a number of  howitzers and quick-firing guns, which  general Buller urgently needs. The gov^  ~eT'njneivt_lias~cliai*tereci the Lake Erie, of  tho new Elder Dempster Company Line,  which Avas built for the. Canadian mail  ���service. She is a vessel of 12,000 tons.  The recruiting of t-he Britii.li colonists in  Cape Colony is actively proceeding.  Thirty thousand are already under arms,  aud several thousand more will be added.  Tlie tests t of wireless telegraphy at  Modder river, have been highly successful, communication over ji distance of  seventy mile.*, being perfectly established,  Marconi instruments intended for the  Boer.*-, have been Sfiiy.ed at Capo Town.  A dispatch'from Chieveley camp, dated  Thursday. December 21 says: "Lyddite  shells are daily thrown into Boer camp to  prevent them working at the trenches.  The firing of big guns i.s heard daily from,  tho direction of Ladysmith."  Big Snowslide at Glacier.  0...ACI..I., December 27, 1:30 a. in.- -Tiiw.*  operator at Glacier reports that an Inii-  meuse avalanche swept down the mountain, covering 850 feet of the track and.  taking out five telegraph poles and prostrating tho wires. Trees v. Ave inches  thick were observed in the slide, and it is  not known what else may be uuder the  surface and what is the pondition of the  track. TJie slide covers the track five to  twenty feet deep.  Taken at a True Valuation.  Washington, December 2(5,���At tl.e  state department and the Britisli embassy  not the slightest attention is being paid!  to the many stories of Fenian activity  that are appearing in newspapers in all  parts* of the United States. Officials of  the state department when asked regarding tlie stories published shrug their  shoulders and say they are uot worth  noticing. "������--. ..    J  MORE THAN  HOLDS HIS OWN  Burghers Captured at Modder River.  London, December 27.���Despatches  from Modder River, dated Thursday,  December 21st report that intermittent  firing was continuing on both sides although the Boer shells fell short. A  number of Free .State burghers, had surrendered. There is an unconfirmed report that a Canadian picket was cut off  near Belmont. It is also asserted that  fever is raging among the Boers.  There appears to be no change in the.  situation. A despatch from Lorenzo  Marques, dated Thursday,December 21st,  gives the following from the Boers' headquarters dated Tuesday, December 19th :  "The British naval guns at Coienso, have  been cannonading Bulwer Bridge, over  the Tugela River, with a view of smashing it. The bombardment of Ladysmith  is proceeding slowly.  London, December 27.���More British  prisoners have been sent to Pretoria, including Colonel Bullock, majors Walters,  Bulwark, Foster and Dick, captains Nort-  ern, Fiteherbert, Ford, Hutchinson,  lieutenants Bronham, Smythes, Bourne,  O'Conney, Kuubauld, Christian, Sprigg,  Birch, Halfard, Larbull and Jones.  A dispatch to the Daily News from  Ladysmith, dated December 15th, by telegraph says, " In another sortie last night  general Hunter with 500 volunteers, destroyed one six-inch creusote gun, one'  Howitzer and one '������ Maxim, one Briton  killed.   The Boers gunners fled."  There is an idea iu some quarters here  that geueral Buller's destruction of the  Tugela bridge, heralds an attempt to cut  off the Boers now south of the river, but  the general opinion is, that the British  will not make any serious move pending  the arrival bf general Roberts.  DOES NOT WANTTHEM NOW  Germany Will Not Buy Danish West Indies.  Ri_ri_in, December 20.���The German  government has definitely abandoned all  idea of acquiring the Danish West Indies,  either by purchase or otherwise." The  correspondent of the Associated Press received this information from an authoritative source today. The German embassy  in Washington has left no doubt that  any such attempt would be looked upon  by the Americans as an unfriendly act  and as a serious infringement of the Monroe doctrine. According to the same  authority the reports representing that  Denmark is negotiating to sell the islands  to the United States are either entirely  premature or without foundation.  BfiitUN, December 20. ��� There was  another heavy snowfall iu Germany today and street traffic is greatly impeded.  One lesson from the severe snows of the  last two weeks is* that the accumulator  electric car system is a failure. The Berlin lines will substitute  overhead  wires.  HAPPENINGS OF THE DAY.  It seems probable that the net receipts  of the Mansion House fund smoker will  "riurclot-e to S-.SO0. G~S~Beer" wl_o"h"as"  charge of the finances, has yet to hear  from several of those who had tickets to  dispose of, but since the concert has received some $.30 in subscriptions which  will swell the fund materially. A number of enthusiasts are projecting another  concert in the near future for the same  object/and it is suggested that the ladies will participate.  Al Tregilhis of Nelson and John Tregilhis of Cariboo leave Xelson today for a  trip around tlie world. They will take  the Empress of India, which sails from  Vancouver on Monday, for Hong Kong.  I'Ynm I long Kong they will take a run  down to .Manila; thence to Calcutta in  India; through the northern provinces or  India to Bombay; from 1 torn bay to  Mgypt: thence to Italy. Tliey expect to  bo in lOngland in time to run over to  Paris for the opening of tho exposition.  Boys, may you have a pleasant trip and  a safe return lo British Columbia.  The city new-boys, und telegraph  messengers were entertained at dinner on  Christmas night at the hotel Hume.  About a score of lad-- partook of the  elaborate menu, and left with hearty  cheers for the proprietor. During the  day mine host Jluino was presented with  a magnificent solitaire diamond ring.  Mr. Justice Martin ha*, delivered judgment in the case of Robert Kerr v-. the  Oddfellows Building . investment Company Limited, in whieli tho contractor  sued for a balance upon, the con-tract  price of the Oddfellows Block and for  damages. Judgment was. given for tiie  defendant'company with costs.  W. Rogers, chief engineer of the  steamer Kokanee, 3s-enjoying a vacation  in the Coast cities.    During  Mr. Roger's  absence his duties will be performed by  R, L. Brown of the Ymir, who is, in turn,  succeeded temporarily by. J. C. Young of  the Rossland.  Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Wright, corner  Josephine and Carbonate street, mourn  the loss of a bright infant child, which  died of meningitis on Sunday. The  funeral took place yesterday.  Paul Greycrbiehl, father of the child  who was injured by falling from the sidewalk at the new Madden block, has issued  a writ for damages against the city. It  is stated that the little girl is seriously  hurt.  Salvation Army Observes Christmas.  The Salvation Army celebrated Christmas   with right  good will.    On .Sunday  the baud marched out in strong force  and  serenaded  a number of prominent  citi/.ens,    among   these    being    Messrs.  Taylor, .Stokes, Traves, Buchanan, Irwin,  Houston and McFarland.     On   Monday  the   general  hospital and  other   points  were visited.    At the residence of judge  Forin the musicians were entertained to  cocoa and cake.   On  Monday evening a  Christmas  tree for the youngsters  was  unveiled at the barracks.    Ensign Lester  presided and  about 3.50  spectators were  .crowded- into the   hall.    The tree   was  laden with gifts for the little ones,  and  the distribution of presents proved a rare  treat.   During the evening the members  of the baud presented bandmaster Frost  with a handsome silver watch, in evidence  of   their   appreciation    of   his   services.  About  $30 was realized forthe purpose  of adding new instruments to the band  equipment.    On  Tuesday and   Wednesday next, staff-captain  Gage, chancellor  at Spokane, will visit Nelson for the purpose of bestowing commissions  on various members of the corps here.    George  Dickson and L.  Pogue will be  commissioned: secretary   and_ junior    sergeant-  major,  respectively.    A number of ;jew  bandsmen will be taken on the strength  of the corps.   NEWSPAPER CRITICISM IS ACTIVE  Everyone is Abusing War Oflice.  London, December 27.���The newspapers continue actively discussing and  criticizing the management of the campaign. " The advent of ' horse sickness,  throw**; increased attention on the question of the transports and the want of  wagons-which may tie up the British  forces to railways.  The Daily Chronicle says : " Plenty of  wagons could be obtained from the, United States but tho government with very  indiscreet patriotism, have refused to  avail themselves of the opportunity. It  would have been better if the authorities had followed lord Kitchener's example at Atbara Bridge. Will they even  now apply tothe American factories?"  The Times editorially attacks the administration of tho war oflice, calling  attention to correspondence discIo.<��ing  ���'glaring defects" and declaring that the  British army is being managed for the  benefit of the war office and not of tho  nation.  Dispatcher from various points indicate  the steady-growth of-di.affectioii. ���Tho-  Cape Town correspondent of the Daily  Chronicle reports the discovery of a plot  to connive at the escape of Boer prisoners.  The Times advi*-e�� (-tern treatment of the  disaffected Dutch colonists, and the enforcement of the penalties of treason  against persons anil property.  The 10th Lancers will go to South  Africa from India, at the special request  of lord Roberts, even after the government had decided that uo more troop-  should be withdrawn from India.  Loxdo.v, December 27.���The Times in  a special article discir-siug the international law aspect**, of Hoer importations, through Delagoa bay **.iys : " Weie  wc to adopt cither with, or without the  consent of Portugal, the drastic inea*-ures  which are so airily suggested iu some  quarters, we might find ourselves suddenly confronted with inlet-national complications far more sorioti.*-, and injurious  to the successful prosecution ofthe .South  African war, than the evils of which it  was sought to secure an abatement."  Earthquake in California.  San Jai'into. California, December 20.  ���This little city is a scene of desolation  from the earthquake which centred here  on Christmas morning aud destroyed  every brick building in the town. At  the Sadoba Indian reservation near hero  a dance had been held the night before  and a great quantity of whisky consumed by the Indian.**, sent -some of them  into a* drunken stupor before the shock  came. A number of squaws had huddled together in an old building aiid were  sleeping off the effects of the liquor. Tho  walls fell in upon them, six being killed  outright and two dying later, while a  score more were badiy injured. There is  not a business house in town but what  hay suffered.      ..-*,.  THE WARNER MILLER SYNDICATE  Have Struck it on the Smuggler.  New Denver,  December  25. ��� The  operations on the Warner Miller syndicate  in the Slocan are meetingwith pronounced  success,   and   the   corporation   has   undoubtedly succeeded iu securing control  of some very valuable property.     Chief  among the latter is the Smuggler group,  in the vicinity of the Molly Gibson, a  mine which it bids fair to rival.     Late  arrivals in town. from.the head of Ten-  mile state that the crosscut driven  in on  the Smuggler to tap the lead, has attained the desired  goal, with a   magnificent  showing of 14 inches of ore as soon as the  vein was tapped.    Almost the  whole  of  this is tho solid, shipping  article, and  is  similiar in character to that of the Molly  Gibson.     The    management is  greatly  pleased with the results of the development, and will actively work the new  strikeduring tho winter.    It is given out  that so soon  as the snow is gone  in tlie  spring a wagon road will be built up Ten-  mile creek to the new camp by the syndicate, tapping the Enterprise road at Ayl-  win.    The  contract for packing in sup- ���  plies   from   Ten-mile   was   finished last  week and the horses taken off the  creek.  All the mines in the camp closed down  Saturday for the usual  Christmas holidays.    The   effect   on  business  in  Sandon   aud   this   place    Avas  pronounced.  A splendid beginning, as  a  shipper  is  being made  by  the  Florida,  a  Jackson  basin property.    Its second shipment in  a fortnight went outlast week, consisting  of 19 tons.    The Florida is credited with  over a foot of ore,  and as  a  result the  price of stock is stiffening rapidly.  At tho Queen Bess three men are  stoping ore under lease, in the No. 3  workings. The management reports 102  tons of ore mined last month, at an estimated net value of $0800,  ��� Next Monday another one cent per  share dividend will be paid the lucky  shareholders in the Rambler-Cariboo.  On Wednesday next the Siver-Lead  Mines Association will hold another meeting at Sandou,��at which will be reported  the result of the committee's official conferences with the miners' unions looking  towards a settlement of the present labor  question. It js understood that the reply  of the men is in the form of a counter  proposition to the association regarding  the compromise offer, and this will come  before the managers at the meeting. The  situation in the camp just. now, _ apart-  from the numerous rumors, in circulation,"  is one of hopeful* expectancy.    ' j    ."  The Rambler-Cariboo has just made a  <*5d-ton shipment of ore.   " .      ,     _ _  ,    '-  A rush of water has caused a suspension  of 'work at the Surprise.     Pumps are to  be installed and operations resumed.  Volunteers for the Second Contingent.  G.aD. Jarvis, second gaoler'at the provincial gaol will be one to represent Nel:  son in , the second- Canadian contingent,  even if no general call for volunteers is-  made in this district. He served in the  Northwest Mounted Police, and tendered  liis scrviei-s to colonel Herchnier, commissioner of police, as soon as a second contingent was decided on. He has been instructed to get a medical certificate that  he is "physical fit," and to hold himself in  readiness for active service. Lieutenant  Beer has received applications from forty  Xelson men and'from a number in addition resident in outside points; but up to  tho present time has received no instrue- '  tions from headquarters*. Ex-recorder  Alex Sproiit of New Denver offers to  serve and to furnish his own equipment  and horse; also provincial policeman,  Forbes~of "New "Denver-. Thirl at"llfr "served*- -  in the Chiu Ilnshai campaign in Burmuh,  stands (5 feet 1 inch, and measures 40  inches around the chest. lie comes of a  fighting; stock; his lather served in the  Crimea and Indian mutiny, and he has a  brother shut up in ILndysniith at tho  present time.  Bull-dog Mountain Tunnel.  Tho long tunnel.*- on the Columbia ��fc  Wf-tern Hallway through Bulldog mountain now only needs to be cleared out  and tho track laid through it  to be completed. Mi*s��r�� Tye and Sullivan walked through it on Saturday last.  The actt.al tunnel is ."5000 foot long; with  the approaches at cither cud it measures  :!700 feet. It is expected that the  Columbia tt Western road will be taken  over by the operating department-of the  Canadian Pacific Railway about the 1st-  February. -    Service Will Befiin Today.  The oflicials of tlie tramway line havo*  decided to operate the road between the  C. I'. R. and tho Nelson it Port Sheppard  depots tit once, and a start .will be made  today. A time card will be arranged and  announced later. The line south of Baker  street will not be used pending tiie introduction of appliance, which will render a  repetition of Saturday's accident impossible. Peters, the injured motorman, is  progressing nicely. No collapse followed  the shock of the accident, and the physicians -*t..te that he -will recover rapidly.  A Liberal Donation.  Moxtkkai., December 2(5.���The Bank  of Montreal directors today voted two  thousand guineas to the relief fuud for  Briti-ili soldiers, aud the directors further  personally subscribed fifteen hundred  guineas.  __*&.. THE  TRIBUNE:  NELSON, B.C. WEDNESDAY   DECEMBER  27,  1899
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two necessary qualities are to be found in these all-
wool blankets of ours.   And at such prices.
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6-Pound all-wool blankets 4.00 per pair
7-Pound all-wool blankets 5.00       "
8-Pound all-wool blankets 5.50       "
MARTIN O'REILLY & CO.
HOUSTON BLOCK, BAKER STREET.
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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 ot the RED   HAT, Baker St., Nelson
J. F. WEIR
Wholesale
Houses
GROCERIES.
& CO.—Corner
Vernon and Jose
„  . . _rs and jobbers iii
boots, rubbers, imickinavre and
AJ.ACDONAT.D
•   pliine  streets, wholesale grocers and jobbers in
blankets, gloves, mitts
minors' sundries.	
OOTKNAY-   SUPPLY    COMPANY,    LIMITED-
Vernon street; Nelson, wholesale grocers.    	
-TOHN   CHOLDITCH  &  CO.—Front street,  Nelson,
'*"-  wholos.T.le grocers.	
COAL.
•ASS  COAL  COMPANY.—Whole-
coke,   duulcs St. B.irbc,
Agent. Baker street, NeKon.	
GROWS  NKST
s.ile dealers in coal and
P.
-     HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.
HBYKRS &' CO.—Gamer B.iker and Josephine streets,
•  'Nelson, wholesale dealer., in hardware and mining
Supplies.   Agent*, fpr Gi.ui. Powder Co. ,	
LAWRENCE HARDWARE COMPANY—Bakor St.,
Nelson, wholesale dealers in hurdv.a.c and mining
supplies, and water .'md plumbers'supplies. ^_
VANCOUVER HARD WAR1. COMPANY, LIMITED
—Baker .stieet, Nolson, wholesale dealers in hardware and mining supplies, plumbers and (insmiths' sup-
plies. * t	
CRATED AND  MINERAL WATERS.
TnOKPK & CO., "UMITBD.—Coiner Vernon and Cedar
Streets,'-Nelson, nuuiuf.icturers of and wholesale
dealers: in n>i,ilcd watei sand fruit syrups. Sole agents
for Halcyon .Springs niinor.U water.	
'    'ASSAYERS' SUPPLIES.
WI". TEttTZKL & CO.-Corner Baker and Jose-
• piling streets. Nelson, -\vholes>.lo de.ilers in assayer** supplies. Agents for Denver Fire Clay Co. of
Denver. Colorado.	
LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.
TURNER. BKKTON & CO.—Corner Vernon and Josephine streets, Nelson, -whulcsale dealers in ^liquors,
clerars and dry goods. Agents.for Pabst Brewing Co. of
Milwaukee
 whulcsale dealers in ,liquors,
f goods.   Agents.for Pabst Brewing Co.
        nd Calgary Biewmg Oo. of Calgary.	
COMMISSION MERCHANTS.
HJ. EVAN'S & CO.—Baker,slrcet, Nelson, wholesale
• dealers in liquet*, cigars, cement, fire brick and
fire clay, water pipe and steel mils, and general com-
mission me'chants.	
FLOUR AND FEED.
■DRACKMAN & ICKll MILLING COMPANY LTD.—
■O   Front street, NcNun, \\liole~ile dealers in flour, o.il-
meal. etc., and hay and grain.   Mills at Edmonton, Victoria, and New \^ estmiiiitor. .
" CIGARS.
KOOTENAY CIGAR MANUFACTURING CO.-Corner B.iker and Hu.ll streets. Nelson, manufacturer's
-of-tiRoyal Seal"-and-"Kootenay_Belle"-bcmid%-OL cigars.
PAINTS   AND   OILS.
NELSON IIARDWARK COMPANY—Baker Slice.—
Wholesale dealeis in paints, oils, and brushes of all
kinds.   Largest stock in Kootenay. 	
FRESH AND SALT MEATS.
NS &  CO,-H.ik
dealers in fresh and cured mt.its.   Cold storage.
P   BURNS &  CO.—Haker street,  Nelson, wholesale
*   dealers in fresh and cured
POWDER,  CAPS AND FUSE.
HAMILTON POWDER COM PA NY—linker street,
Nelson, nmnurnclu-crw o? dynamite, sporting,
slumping and black blasting powders, wholesale dealers
In caps and fuse, and electric blasting apparatus.	
PROVISIONS, PRODUCE AND FRUITS.
PARSONS   PltODUC..   COMPANY—Vornon   street,
Nolson, wholesale dole!--* in  piovisions. pioduee,
and fruIUi  Agents for Swift Si Co. bacon and hams.
JY. OHIKI-'IN" & CO.—Corner Vernon and Josephine
•   streets,   NVl.on,  wiit-lo-p-ile dealers in   provisions,
cured meats, butter and eggs. ,
FR. STEWART & (10.-        ..   .    _
•   fool of Stanley street, Nelsoii, wholesale
-WtirulioiKiOson C. P. Rlincki
..'._'       e dealers in
jiruvNions produce and fruits.   Cold storage.   Agent.
Aniiour & Co's bacon, hains^lard_aiid other pro/inc'.*.
MANITOBA  PRODUCE  AND COMMISSION'CO..
Ltd. — Nelson   br.iucli,   II.ill   htreet.     Wholesale
dealerti In butter^eggs and chec-o. 	
~SASH~AN_) DOORS.
NKLSON SAW AND PLANING MTLLS, LIMITEIJ-
Cornoi1 Front and Hall streets, Nelson
liners of and wholesale dealers In sash
kinds of factory woi k made to order.
aud
matiufac
doors; all
each-haAre members of their own.    Three
members   between . Cariboo   and Lilloet
are enough.    .Some  of  tlie  coast islands
now   attached to   island   constituencies
might'shave in the favor shown to Cassi-
ar and be induced to assist that  country
in sending  two representatives  to Victoria.    There  are  iioav  three  centres of
influence  in  British  Columbia, Victoria
including the island interests, VaucouA'er
embracing Avhat is knoAA'n  in  controversial politics  as the  mainland, aud  Kootenay and  .South Yale.     The  last is  as
important as cither of  the  others and is
jiot interested in  their quarrel •'■with one
another.'    Kootenay and Yule would not
support a leader just because he belonged
to Vancouver nor oppose one simplyrbe-
cause lie belonged  to  Victoria.     There
should be tAvo  members of   fclie house
elected at largo.    That AA'ould be the natural constittiencs' for anyone  aspiring to
the  position of leader  to  conic before.
Under such an arrangement it Avould not
take long to show the people of   Vancouver and   Victoria both,  jusb Avhat their
squabble Avith one  another amounted to
in the  estimation of the voters of  the
province.
Charles Wilson, Q. C, of Vancouver,
has been, and at the same time has not
been, elected local leader of the Gonserv-
ativo party. J lis election avus in a manner
suspended until a requisition from Kootenay and Yale could be received in its
favor. His election was not satisfactory
to Victoria Conservatives through i easons
connected Avith his postal address. Charles Wilson, Q.C.j of Vancouver, is a very
good man, and the Conservatives of
Kootenay and Yale Avould haA'e been
glad to follow his leaders))ip if their
acquiescence had been taken for granted.
But the matter has been apparently made
.sectional, and the Conservatives of Kootenay and' Vale do not feel like being used
as a club to beat good Victoria Conscrva-
tivt.*. on the head. The rank and hie
have al-o their private opinion of an
organization that by a public appeal to
them seems to admit ilst'lf Avoaker than
the people avIioso political conduct it proposes to direct. The Conservative association has made a bad break. Jt had
better elect Charles Wilson, Q.C, straight,
aud take its chances on what the private
members think of its action.
Commissioner Ci.utk's letter on the
conclusion of his inquiry in Kootenay
does not commit him to any opinions on
disputed questions, but it shows con-
clusiA'ely that he is the right man in the
right place.
Important Statement by E. C. Clute.*
I'os.sliuid Miner -i'lh December.
" Editor Miner:    I  am  asked   to  give
my A'icws on the conditions as they affect
mining interests in Southern British Columbia.  This, it will readily be seen, I am
not at liberty to do, even if I had formed
opinions.     1 may, however, take this opportunity to thank the owners and tlieir
representati\res  and   tho  officers of   the
variousMiners' Unions [or their assistance
so cheerfully rendered, which has greatly
facilitated my Avork, and 1   am  also glad
to learn of  the  cordial  relations  Avhich
exist between   the  owners and the men,
notwithstanding their  different views in
relation to Avages which exist in some of
the camps.    I   am  especially  pleased  to
find that all recognize the  sacredncss  of
person, property and individual rights as
they exist uuder British law.    This is  a
matter vital to the  well-being  of every
man, whether he be owner or Avorkman,
within the mining districts  of Southern
British Columbia.    In   my judgment the
recognition of these rights is an  absolute
necessity to ensure the future prosperity
and well-being of tihis community ;  that
the law cannot and AA'ill not tolerate any
interference with these  rights ;  and it is
a great satisfaction to me to feel, after a
somewhat   intimate acquaintance   with
the men representing the different interests here that the  first principles of our
institutions are fully recognized, and that
there is a settled conviction in the minds
of all that  they  sh.all  not be violated.
With these principles Avell  fixed aud recognized it does not require an   optimist
to forecast the  future of the niining interests of Southern British Columbia.     I
A'enture to think  they  are assured, and
can only be imperilled by a forgetfulness
that might entail disaster for a time upon
all concerned.
" I desire especially to commend the
earnest effort put forward by the Sandon
Union and the A'arious mine owners in
the Slocan district to reach an adjustment of the differences there existing,
Avhich I trust Avill be crowned with
success.
" Concluding my work in this part of
the province, 1 bear away Avith me a confident belief in its future development
aud prosperity, and extend to those aa'Iio
haA'e so cordially assisted me my sincere
thanks.
It] C. Cluti., Commissioner."
Pire at Athabasca Mine.
A serious fire occurred at the Athabasca mine on Christmas day, Avhen tho
building known as tlie old bunk house
was completely destroyed. The origin of
the blaze is unknown, but it is supposed
to have resulted from the careless handling of a miner's candle. The contents,
including a quantity of miners' effects,
Avere largely vemo\*ed in safety, but
several of the men lost A'alnables. All
efforts to save the building Avere unavailing.	
Pound Guilty.
Montreal, December 21.—After being
locked up all night, the jury in the case
against Lemieux, charged with issuing a
false statement to the government re the
condition of the Ville Marie Bank,
brought in a verdict of guilty this morning. The sentence Avill be passed during
the day.
HUDSON'S BAY
"C0MPANY7-
INCORPORATED 1670,
WINES AND CIGARS.
CALIFORNIA WINK COMPANY. LIMITED— Corner Kronl and Hall street % NeKon, wholesale dealer.
In wincr) (case sindtiulk) find domestic and imported cigars.
©tie -SDrilmne*
Tin. government is said to be contemplating a Iled-intributiou. Bill tlie coming
session. It is a A'ery pious intention,
lledisti'ibut.ion of seats is badly needed,
and. can bo carried out Avithout too much
interference with vested rights of representation. There i.s one tiling certain, SB
members are enough to carry on the leg'
islative business of this province. The
members ot the house should not be iu-
ereased.      Jselsoii .and -Ko'sslaud 'should
Till'" Boundary newspapers are wondering why it is that the liossland  Miner  is
the only daily paper that can be  obtained from the news  agents on the  Columbia   <fc   Western   trains, anrl   the   news
agents in the Boundary   towns are  won-
dering AvJiy  ibis'  thatthe  express  com-
pauy   only    delivers    the   same    paper
promptly to them.    These .arc two  question that can  only be answered  by the
high   officials   of   the Canadian   Pacific
Hatlway   Company   outside   of   British
Columbia.    Tlie editorial attitude of the
liossland    miner  towards    the    Canadian Pacific. Railway Company is  hardly,
a* good and .sufficient reason Avhy it should
be favored in quick  delivery over  other
newspapers published in West Kootenay.
WeJHope
" No one will be without
the necessary liquids to
brighten up Xmas.
Ju.*st Received
Direct shipment from
Europe 150 cases Pom-
mery Champagne, 200
cases assorted liquers.
ASK
FOR   OUR   SPECIAL
HAMPER   LIST.
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OF i'OURSELFand friends
is largely influenced by the
character of the gifts. To present an item that gives pleasure
to the recipient and that affords
you keenest gratification, is tlie
secret of Yule Tide pleasures.
It AA'ill be an easy matter in our
holiday showing of fine perfumes, toilet accessories, dainty,
desirable no\"elties, etc., to find
the item that you'll feel to be in
perfect, elegant taste that Avill
attest the good judgment of the
" donor: The- prices—are most-
reasonable, as is always the case
here. A little list that will aid
you in making up the presents
for friends and acquaintances:
THE MM SAW k PLANM MILLS, Ltd.
New odors in Pinaud's perfumes. Violet Sensation and
Carnation Pink. Roger & Gal-
let's latest odors. Knglish perfumes. Crown & Crossmith's.
Soeloy's American perfumes in
fancy boxes from 75c. to $5.00.
Plate mirrors $1 to $*..!.0.
.Sterling sil\-er mountings in
. tooth, nail, hair brushes and
combs, also sterling mounted
cloth brushes, perfume bottles
and .-.having sets. Gold backed
brushes, combs and mirrors.
Ebony goods in hair and cloth
brushes.
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" workof all kinds doneto order.
THE NELSON SAW & PLANING, MILLS, u
*      OFFICE AND MILLS CORNER HALL AND FRONT STS., NELSON.
& BOOK CO.
Nelson,  I'ritiali   Coluinbin..
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PALACE   FRUIT   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 Fruils (direct from London, England.)
Corner of Baker J      A
and Ward Streets.
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W. P. DICKSON
B. H. H. APPI.BWHAITB
J. McPHEB
ay Eleetrie Supply a
ELECTRIC SUPPLIES
Complete Hleot-ie Equipments for Blectric Power Transmission and Lighting for Mines, Towns
Electric Fixtures, Lamps, Bells, Telephones, Annunciators, Site,
P. O. Box 606, Josephine Street, Nelson, B, O.
BAHKOW, A.M.LC.
PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR
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Corner Victoria and Kooten.iy Streets.
Box 55!'. TJELKPHONR NO, 95
ARCHITECTS.
WWAUT & CARIUK—Arohitocta.   Roonui 7and« Abe
-LJ   rdaeu block, Baker sli-eab. Nelson
Free Water
GAS   FITTING   OtTRSFECIALTY
^  TO YflUH LOT LiNE, WE DO IT
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FL¥BfBING  OF   ALL   KINDS
BROS. Opera Motiae Blk.
Fred. J, Squire, Merchant Tailor
FULL LINES OF FALL AND WINTER SUITINGS
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WKST BAKKH STKKBT* NKLSON
OPPOSITE SILVER KING HOTK.. TIIE mmU��E: l^LSON ^ 27, 1899  4  f) I   *  1  fo  Capital,  Best,  all paid  up,    -  $12,000,000  6,000,000  THE BANK OF  BRITISH COLUMBIA  NELSON  ANNOUNCEMENT.  LORD STRATHCONA ANI)  MT   ROYAL, President  Hon. GEO. A. DRUMMOND .*. VlccProsldont  E   S. CLOUSTON '. General Manager  _N*E3r_so*isr B*R^.*i,*TO*Ea:  N. W. Cop. Baker and Stanley Streets.       H-MNGHKS IN       LONDON  (England),   NEW YORK,   OHIOAGO  and in the principal cittoB In Canada.  Ruy and .oil Sterling Exchange and Cablo Transfers  OKANT COMMKltClAL ANI) THAVKM.KKB' 0KKOIT8,  available in any part of tlio world.  DHAKTH I8SUKD    COI.LKCTION8 MA��K; KTO.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  CURRENT RATE OV INTEREST PAID  GRAVE   AND   GAY   STORYETTES.  Tlie colored regulars in the Philippines  arc as quick at repartee as tliey are  prompt to obey orders. A blade sergeant  was hailed by a breezy Western volunteer recently Avith : "'Well, nig, what  are you going to do here?" The negro  replied : "We're going to take up the  white man's burden, I suppose."  Dr. Frankland always wore spectacles.  One day on Ludgatellill a porter passing  him was nearly pushed oft' the pavement  by an unintentional motion of the doe-  tor. The fellow, with characteristic insolence, exclaimed: "Damn your spectacles!" Frankland, smiling, observed : "It  is not the first time they have saved my  eyes."  A day or so after sir Lawrence Alma-  Tadenia, It. A., had been knighted, a lady  called upon him and lady Alnui-Tadema  and expressed herself to him as follows :  "Oh, dear sir Lawrence, I am awfully  glad to hear of the honor you have received. 1 suppose, now that you have  been knighted, you'll give up painting  and live like a gentleman !"  A young minister who did not scruple  to fish for compliments, was^once invited  to take dinner with a douce old elder, as  reticent as they make them. Manipulate  the conversation as he would, the young  man could not get his host to say  "sermon," and at last he boldly introduced the important subject by remarking dii'Qctly, "That -was a fine text 1 had  today." But the older knew his man.  "Ou, av, there's naething wrang wi' the  text r *  __       r      -   .  Maurice IBarrymore's wit i** far famed,  but a neat little witticism at his expense  wa.s Augustus Thomas's laconic criticism  of one of Barrymore's plays. The playwright liad been mercilessly picking flaws  in the actor's drama until the good-natured ".Barry" winced. "Oh, come, Gus,"  he interrupted, "don't be quite so hard, if  it's not an 'Alabama.' Just remember  tliat 1 wrote it in a week." "Did you,  Barry?" retorted Thomas; "then you  must have loafed."  The young woman had slipped on the  stepping-stones in front of her father's  house and injured her knee. Jt grew so  bad that she thought it necessary to call  in a physician. She had formed a dislike  to the family doctor, so her father suggested several others-, and finally it was  decided   to call  the spruce young   man  ii    Parson's  Produce  .#.  WHOLESALE  ._B utter,   ��� Eggs,  . Cheese,  . Green  . Fruits,  . Cured  , Meats,  .. Vegetables  SHIPPERS OF THE EARLY  BREAKFAST BRAND OF EGGS  Full stocks carried at Nelson  and  Rossland.   Mail orders solicited.  j-iALCYON WATER  JS NO EXPERIMENT.  Tlio    iiiudieiiinl     values   or    HALCYON  WATKR  ha.-,  been proven.  Halcyon Water Is Bottled Properly.  Vci-non.street  Thorpe & Co.  e ��  ROYAL SEAI* AMD  &OOTENAY BELLE  GIGABS,   .    .   .   .   ,  UNION   MADE  lootenay Cigar Manfg. Co.  NelHQ_i.Bri.i5.il Columbia.  Is now prepared to issue Drafts and Letters  of Credit on Skaguay, ll. S., Atliq, B. C, and  Dawson City, Yul^on. District.  with a homeopathic-case who passed the  house every day. They kept a sharp  lookout, and when he came along, called  him in. The young lady modestly raised  her skirts and showed the disabled member. The little man looked at it and  said: "That certainly is quite serious."  "Well," she said, "what shall I do?" "If  I were you," he whispered, "J would send  for a physician ; I am a piano-tuner."  An American lady avIio was in the  Highlands shooting with her husband, attended tho local kirk one Sunday morning, but left it with scandalous precipitation. For an hour the good minister had  been fiercely raging at liis benighted congregation, and wound up : "And pair-  haps" (with pious cunning) "ye'U be  thiukin', ye Avairthless waistrels, that ye  can daddle intae Paradise by elbotchin'  tae my coat-tails ! Dinna be deceivit, for  mark weel" (a pause of stern [and holy  .i��y). "when the trump of'Gabriel sounds,  I'll -sneek them all*!"  When its limited express trains AA'ere  put on a feAv years ago the Lake Shore  Raihvay Company decided to charge extra for the privilege of riding on them,  and John Newell, Avho was president of  the system at the time, gave orders that  passes, half-rate tickets, etc., should uot  be* honored on the "flyers." It was not  intended, of course, that the complimen-  taries issued to high officials of other  roads should be void on the fast trains,  but through an oversight a yearly pass  Avas sent to D. W. CaldAvell, president of  the Nickel Plate, which bore on its face  the Avords: .'Not good on Lake .Shore  limited trains*." A feAv days after Mr.  Caldwell's pass had been issued Mr.  Newell received. an annual pass on the  Nickel'Plate,'Avitli the following indorsement: "Not good on passenger trains."  A. R. Sherwood  REAL ESTATE  -INSURANCE AND  GENERAL AGENT  F_r��_ door wc^t of R.uik ot  Mulish Columbia building.  Balder St. Nelson  Charles  D.  J. Christie  WISHES  ALL    HIS  FRIENDS  A  MERRY   XMAS  AND  A*   BRIGHT  AND  GLAD    NEW   YEAR.  REAL. ESTATE  AND  GENERAL  INSURANCE  AGENTS  Oh ���&pp\ie&iiori''we, will quote yoo  rates do; Fi 1^6; Lifeij Accident and Prate  Glass Iris lira rice,  Agents for J. and d. Taylor Safes.  FOR SALE*--Bu'sihess and Residen*  tiaN Property.  23 by 120 ivitli iiiiii.ovciiie.it*', south side Vornon  '.trflofc -....,.... $,.000  SO* by 120 conier o�� Raker and Hull .strcete. _*___tl<  culnrx Kivcii on applies.!,ion.  2J lots wilh collage, rented tit ��lo per month*, Vielorin .street........... , $3500  2 lots av Ith- cottage, rented at ?_0 pci.jiionth, Stanley  .street ,   ..$3000  ���I'lots including eoriior, 200 foot frontage ..,....; ��1200  For Residential Property you could  not do better than invest in Fair-view,  commonly known as Bogustown, especially how that the * tramway is  nearly completed. -  For particulars apply to above firm,;  West Baker Street, Nelson,   y;;-;  TO THE ELECTORS OF NELSON:  I will be a candidate for the oflice of mayor at  election to be held on Thursday, January 11th next.  December 20th, 1899. JOHN HOUSTON'.  the  THE   MAYORALTY   CONTEST.  To  THE  Er.KCTORS  OF NELSON :  In asking for your support for tlie  office of mayor at the coming election, it  is only fair that I should state my views,  briefl3r, on what are considered public  questions or issues. No doubt, during  tlie campaign you will have an opportunity to hear these questions and issues  discussed, for tliey are important to tho  people of this municipality.  1. The public utilities owned by the city  should be maintained at a high state of  efficiency, and the revenue therefrom  collected closely and promptly. The rates  should be so adjusted that a fair prolifc  over and above fixed charges can be  realized, for the city can no more sell  water and light at cost than can the  merchant the commodities in which lie  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 revenue-producing public works.  3. A beginning should be made this  year at making permanent street improvements. The main business streets should  be macadamized and the main residence  streets graded. .Sidewalks should be laid  with some uniformity, and not according  to the different ideas of different officials.  4. The steamboat interests centered at  Nelson are second only in importance to  the railway interests, and the city should  provide modern dock aud warehouse facilities at which this business can be handled. The docks and warehouses should  be built ou plans approved by practical  steamboat men, as the future growth and  prosperity of the city depend, in a great  measure, on the cost of transhipment of  merchandise.  5. I am opposed to saloon expansion.  There are already a sufficient number of  places iu Nelson at which liquor can be  obtained at retail, and the number should  not be increased until the city has a population of ten thousand.  (5. Public gambling is looked upon as  an evil in civilized countries, and whilst  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 *bylaws should be  passed, and when pasbod they should be  enforced.       ���  * S. Corporations tha't liave secured  franchises from the,eity should be made  to live up to the letter and the spirit of  their agreements; but in . adjusting  differences that may arise tliere should  not bo any unnecessary friction.  0. The jire department should be eili-  ciently maintained. "The best apparatus  should he procured, and the number of  men in the volunteer brigade kept at tlie  maximum, for without men, mere apparatus would be useless in times of  danger. John noes. ton.  FULL LINE OF  MAYORALTY CONTEST.  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  local and coast.  Flooring  local and coast.  -   Newel Posts  -   Stair .Rail  Mouldings".  Shingles;   .  ..Rough and  . Dressed .Lumber  \-'.'-���"   '   -      of all kinda.  whal'yoiTwfinl Is "not In Rtoek wo.wiH"mako It for you  CALI. AND GET PRICKS.  HALL AND LAKE'STREETS. NKLSON  ops an  WILL DO WEtL "IO  G. 0. BUCHANAN'S  A. large stock of first-Class &tf material on hand,  a full lino of sash, doors, mouldings, turned work,  FACTORY WORK A SPECIALTY  also  etc.  Yard:  Foqb of.Hendryj. streeb, Nelson  Tdipphono. .st-y ;���'.;��� Jobii:-; Rae,  Agent  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 follows .  If elected it Avill bo ray earnest endeavor to assist in more (irmly establishing Nelson as the wholesale distributing  centre of the Kootenay country���the  position for wliich she has been so admirably designed by nature.  in furtherance of this idea, I will continue my consistent advocacy of tlie construction of a wharf which will meet  present and future requirements ofthe  wholesale and other business interests.  1 believe that the city has reached that  stage when 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 with the  office of mayor, it will be my aim to  carry out a well-devised system of street  improvements.  It will be my policy to oppose the borrowing of money unless the same be used  for the increase or establishment of public works producing a revenue to the  taxpayers.  I am opposed to any increase in the  salary of mayor, wliich would necessarily  involve a reduction in salaries now paid  an efficient staff of officials, or an increased burden to the taxpayers.  J {I am strongly in favor of maintaining  the lire,department in a position of thorough efficiency and would advise the  adoption of modern equipments, including a fire alarm system and the purchase  of a chemical engine, which would effect  a reduction iu all fire insurance.  It will be my consistent policy to safeguard the taxpayers against any attempts  on the pait of corporate bodies, carrying  on business iu Nelson, to encroach upon  the rights of the citizens.  In my opinion a sufficient amount of  money should be expended upon the  parks of the city so that they Avill pio-  vide the citizens with recreation grounds  and opportunities for healthful enjoyment.  On all municipal works my policy a. ill  be to employ bona fide residents of Nelson and to maintain the public standard  rate of wages.  1 believe that the public schools in Nelson should be under the control of the  city, and that every effort should be  made to establi.il a high i-chool in our  midst.  Iu concluding I wish to .say that in the  event of my election 1 will consider it  my duty to share jwith the council the  responsibility of the civic administration,  believing, as I do, that the assumption of  entire authority by one individual i. subversive of all constitutional government,  whether municipal or otherwise.. Yours  respectfully,  FRANK. FLETCHER.  QUEER'S HOTEL  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  #  ��*i  All Nice Iraas Presents  w  Heated with Hot Air and  Lighted by Electricity  Largo  comfortable) bedrooms and   first class  room.   Sample looms for commercial mon.  S.j2_.T*E3S   ��2   E>*E3_B  JD-A_-*_r  dining  Mrs.  E. 0.   CLARKE, Prop.  Late of tho Royal Hotol, Calgary,  H- D. HUME, Manager.  Tho flriCHt hotol In tho Interior.  Largo .nmpla rooms,   Steam boat and electric ltfcht.  CORNER OF WARD AND VERNON STS.. NELSON  en Mouse  BAKER AND WARD STREETS. NELSON  Tho only hotel in Nelson that has remained under ono  management feincc 1890.  Tho bed-jooma  aro  well furnished and   lighted by  electricity.  Tho dining-room U> not second to any in Kootenay.  Tho bar ia always stocked by the bctt domestic and  Imported liquors and citcarn.  THOMAS MADDEN. Proprietor.  Laige .md *aell lighted Jli.iled by hoi .in  Uc.i..enable lales :. ample loom"  Elect ue hcll-mml light iiimcij loom  Reno\died .md lefuini .hod iluoughont  MOTEL, VICTORIA  j. v. im:i_ks. i-iopiicioi  Fiecbu*. meets all train* R(.UfiIefn!.fl   R   fi  Houilj sheet (.u to station IWJVBiaiUiyBj   Di U<  NiKlil (Jull Room in ( ounce I ion, for the don \ emenoeof  guests ,ln imiik uii(ld_)).vl_i!iK 1)^ night 11,11ns.  . Dissolution of Copartnership.  The i��ai'tiier.sliip between '!>r.  I), l.iill.auiiinl I'r. Alex;  Forin him bdscii <1 issolvod, the dixsolulkm lo cl.lto from  DcflCHilier IhI, 185*11.   All (Usbt.s dtio the lirtn lire piivablc  to Dr. I>. Di.Hiui, and he.will p:iy all riebtx of*the llrm.. ...  ������'., Dated Nelson, December lul, 18U!>.   .::.>. S        '/....>:  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  How would  one of those  beautiful  Brass Canopy Top Beds  suit your wife  for \\er Xmas  D. McArthiir & Co.  Tlje Furniture Men  w  B  B  B  B  M  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  ^  m  mi  mi  m  K��!  \m  M  P. Bums & Co.  Wholesale and Retail  .  .   .   Dealers in Meats  Head Office at  NELSON, B. C.  Markets, at Nelson,  stoke, Ferguson,  Rossland, Trail, Kaslo, Ymir, Sandon, Silverton, New Denver, Revel-  Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade City, 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  Baker Street, Nelson  E. C. TRAVES, Manager  ORDERS BY MAIL RECEIVE CAREFUL AND PROMPT ATTENTION.  Treinont  House  American and  European Plans  Meals 2.5 Cents  Rooms, Lighted by Electricity  and Heated by Steam 25  Cents to $i.  H7 D7^LsHcroft  BLACKSMITH.NG  AND EXPERT  HORSESHOEING  Big Schooner  Beer or Half=  ���and*=HaIf  ����� ��� ���  IO Cts.  Always Fresh  Always     Cool  THE BEST (JLASS OF BEEE IN NELSON IS*  AT THES  Club Hotel  Corner Silica and  Stanley Slroetfe.  E. J. CM-RAN, Prop.  B.   G.   MOTEL.   ERIE, 3. C.   Wat-oit ropalrtnf. promptly attended to by a flr_t-c_nj<8  w heclwrlKht.  Specl.il tittontlon given to all kind, of repairing and  cunt/Din work from ouUido points.  Sf\op:   fjall Street, between Baker and Vernon, Nelson  Cut Prices is the  er of the flay  .Ami I wnht Lo bo In It. I lin.e juit .erclvcd  Kail sninplor. of Su-tlutf1* and Qut-  Co-ituiKi roproKMilinft �� &O.OO0 .lock to  chooso from mado lo *.<i*ir order at price,  novel before heaid of in NeKon _M1 1 ho latent  fadK in I'uncy VcsIihk�� for Kill and v.inter.  1. idles'Ipiilorin^ tn ja.ll it -. ".ia.iel>tsn.p-peGi.i!t.v.  l-OWCM-piic-Cn.   Hoomi 1 and 11, Hilljei blo.k.  Steverjs, T!]e Tailor  CLEANING AND REPAIRING.  Your  own   goods   made up.    Old clothes  made good as new.  .a_._rti3:tj^^ gkeie  Opposite CLiilvO Hotel. MERCHANT 1'AII.OU.  R. REISTERER & CO.  BREWERS ANI) BOTTLKRS OF  Fine Lag*er Beep,  Ale aiid Porter  "Prompj and regular ^  .,:,.;-.    R|iAUf___>v'_.i  dellvory to tho toado.'-    ;B,BWwr'r ��U  Kirst-elilsS In eiery re.peel. Choicest wines liquors  and cigars. Kvery comfort for transient and resident  Ktie.t*..  HEADQUARTERS FOR UNION MEN.  JOSEPH   CAMPBELL,   Proprietor,  NOTICE   OF   ASSIGNMENT.  I'ltrsiinntto "Oeditois Trust need-Act' nnd ..nicmllnft  A elf..  Notice is lifii'by Ki.en tin! Thomas Stanley Ifiim-  1iI)H>,.suihI Irtlin .Vlil-i.tiiK. Piltock, tr.id.liK midiM' tho  liim ii.iuic of lliintpliicfs .V: IMtmk .i- iiiuichi'nts on  Hil.i'i siici*l V(l-(in, Hntish (''iHunljiJi. h.ne Ui iloed  ItcarliiKiluH'tlio Ulltdaj of IiLUfiulHM'. ISril, assigned nil  tliuil peisonnl <si,it( ,i it ilils nnd ul! eels) Dot l)iinrtiii'i*sliti>  ami inn.ii(.i wluclt iimj Ue sitid nildii e\culili<nii nml all  tlieir J ml e��t ito (both l'.ittncrshlp (mil prUntel lo  V. elisKi I im-m.iii 11 ivt's of ihe <'ity of \vl-im. Hntish  ( uliitiilii.i, t ijiiti.ii tut, in _ i-uvt is tin.tec for uidlloiH  iboIJi p.nuu i ship ami iiiu.itci fpn ihe pmposeof dtstit-  billion iintiniKst llu sod , ridiluir-itctindinKfuU-jN.  Ihcsihi ilceil uf iissiKijiiterii n.i-rwi ui. il l;\ the siiid  '('hnnm" ht.tiik'i lliiiiiplufV-und .lolin Wlusi.inee I'lt-  link pinil b. lire Mid Wi )i-Un' I ol ein.in Tlu.tH oil Itltr  s.in! I .'ih d.iy nf !;iii>inlitr, I.v.t.  And fmlhei tn\i imliii' lliiL,. lueclniK ��f Ih'" s.ml  creditors mil he hi Id 11L tlie ollli e of (itilliher Jt Wilson.  soli. Hois. Hiker slu-i'l. Xt Imjii It < 1111 I 1 Ida) tin* *.*2nd  d ^ of Here-iii.. 1, K'lii, at thehom ottwuo'c'otk 111 tho  afternoon.  All otiil.lois are leiimieil on di befoie tho Willi duv of  Deteuihu, Ister, Uj Hie then (l.ilnis *.\ith the ti nstee. duly  juoved as pifiMdui h\ Hios.iid net sI.Uiuk thc.uiiuiint  pind rialim* theieof, tliumituio of.nn ��cc��rit\* held by  tin in .11.1l the < I1.11._1 tt 1 of liubilitj theieof, iind'lhu \alii-  ���itioii til �� cd "hereon.  In default nf tin* s..|,l tin-toe locenitiK safi-faetoiy  jiiuof iheieof .inj uidiloi   is liable lo hi\e his claim  bailed. wi:j*>.n:it kohf.jia.v travks,  .... , Tru.tuo.  O iti.m.K it ^ lu-ov. Soli.itors,  luted at Nelson. H. C ., this I3Lh da\* of December,  A,].., l.'fi.  DISSOLUTION   NOTICE.  Vnlice is Iu icln ff 1.011 lh.it we Ihe niidct*<if;upd for-  uicih p.uij 111^' on biisiiics^ ,is saloon K01 por*. in the  ( tli di Nelsun 111 the Piomiic- of UiUish ( ulutiiliut. 1111-  dei the turn n.uiio ind stjle of Johnson \, Miutli. h,_i e  tlnsii,u1t\ mutual const nt dis-olw-d the said p.iitutt-  ship 1 he said business y,\)\ 1>_ continued bv the undei-  s ttnul. Rohi 11 1. **ri)iib, wJ,o will pin all out standing  liabilities of tin said liim and lo whom' all iuuuiuiIs due  thi*s.itd lirmS.uc pa\,ibk to  l.Uted .it .Ni Nun   M (  . this _>iid d.i> of n.et'mbei. IS1*!).  \. V   .11)11 VRON,  \\ itncss;   \v. A. G u 1 mi it. R. K. SMITH.  NOTICE   TO   CONTRACTORS.  Sealed Teiidevs will bo received bv the undersigned  until 12 oVloek tToon. Wedtienday L'Tth, for tlie erci-ttetv of  11 two-story .rathe wiirehousttut the corner 0. Frijnt, and  Hull, streels, fqr.A. Maedoiuitd & Co. liowest or any  teuder not nceesp. .nly ao<-epted.  fiWART & CARItlK. Architects.  .-������*.   Room. 7 and is, Aberdeen- .Block. THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON. B. a, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27,  1899  A DIRECT IMPORTATION OF  HAIR   BRUSHES  BATH BRUSHES TOOTH  BRUSHES  NAIL  BRUSHES       MILITARY  HAIR   BRUSHES  THESE GOODS WE  OFFER AT  VERY  LOW PRICES.  Teetzel & Go.  :_m:_a_s  ���_���____���������  _BB_&__i ____; ��� ;  NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY YOUR CHRISTMAS GIFTS.  TIBS       TIES      TIES       TIES       TIES      TIES       TIES  We have n magnificent range of these goods in Pun's, Handkerchiefs, and Flowing-ends, in all the very  latest, colors and patterns, right* from I lie best. Canadian and American niiiikets, and at .prices that  defy competition.'  SILK HANDKERCHIEFS SILK HANDKERCHIEFS  The very finest qualities, in white and colored, with initialed comers, at the very lowest prices.  GLOVES  GLOVES  GLOVES  GLOVES  GLOVES  SEE OUR SPECIAL LTNES AT ?1.   IT'S A TREAT.  UNDERWEAR  UNDERWEAR  UNDERWEAR  Great, assortment of (hose goods direct from the manufacturers, including Wright's Famous Health  Hrand in llcece lined. Call and .see them awl get prices. You will be convinced that they are second  to none. W'e also have a large slock of clothing, boots, shoes, and everything else that men require,  which wc are celling at special reduced prices during the h'lidajs. Come and get your share of tho  best bargains in ihe very best and latest goods c\er displayed in Nelson.  j. A- GILKER,  Tlie  Furnisher.  213-213   BAKER   STREET.  SMALL SHOES '��"��*�� ��*��-p��  STRONG SHOES "��*����->��� ��������������  STYLISH SHOES *�����*��<*��� t���-*��  DAINTY SHOES'rorm,lc^_W  LLh Or AN T bH OEb   f 0I. their mothers  COMFORTABLE  FOOTWEAR  - We stand back of our Shoes  -They are made in such a way, from such stock, that there is no excuse for anything but'salisfaeLion  We have *. larger stock than you Visually see and lower prices for the same quality  l* r '   ',   . '   than you'ever ran. across,    j .     *,  ' . Shoes to fit all feet, in styles to suit every fancy, at prices'mowed down to a minimum.    -  Neelands' Shoe Emporium  BAKER STRKKT, NELSON  English  Established in Kelson in 1890.  Our stock is now complete. OUR ENGLISH GOODS, which  were shipped 51 days ago, will be on display on Tuesday, or  Wednesday at the farthest. The goods must be sold at once, as  they were.purchased solely forthe holiday trade--and they will  be sold, even if at SACRIFICE PRICES. Call early and make  selections.  A   LJST   OP   THE   GOODS.  LOCAL NEWS IN BRIEF.  Judging from the looks of the peoplo  oil the streets yesterday, nobody in Nelson went hungry on Christnitis Day, and  nobody ever saw such a Christmas Day  in Nelson.  The electors who are managing candidate Houston's campaign will open committee rooms in the new Turner-Beeton  building, on Josephine. Street, today.  ._ The city officials have received a communication from Hon. P* Carter-Cotton,  chief commissioner of lands and works, in  regard to the city's application for the  foreshore lauds on the lake front. The  nature of the minister's reply has not  been divulged as yet, but the letter will  be read at the council meeting tomorrow.  Tliere are tit present fourteen patients  undergoing treatment at the general  hospital. Sidney Watson, the young  man who was badly hurt at the Granite  mine, is much better, and in a fair way to  recover.  A large number of marksmen attended  the turkey shoot on the flats Christmas  day, and the competition for birds was  keen.  Por the information of politicians, it  can be stated on authority that the  printing of illustrations of churches in  The Tribuxb has no political significance.  George Steele and Dave Porter were so  successful with their Christmas turkey  shoot that they intend to give another on  'isevf Year's Day, provided they can got a  supply of . turkeys. On Christmas Mr.  llanley got four turkeys and Mr. McKeu-  __ic three. Some twenty-odd * others got  one and two "apiece. - ' '���  Henry Rogers of England, Pearl handles.  _Cake_knives_in.oak, pearl-handles. ,   Fish sets, in half-dozens and dozens.  Fruit sets, cabinets in oak.  Knives and forks, in celluloid handles.  Table Spoons, Dessert Spoons, Tea Spoons, iri sterling silver.  Children's knives, forks and spoons, in sets.  Carving sets, game sets, butter knives, sugar spoons, in silver  and with pearl handles. *    *,  Liquor Decanters, in different patterny and styles.  Dinner Gongs and Wine Coolers.  A large variety of the above named goods will be ready for inspection on the day noted above, and they will be displayed to  u   be sold.. All engraving free of charge. .  240-242 Baker-Street, Nelsoq.  _Jde llowsou. has opened a cigar and  candy store in tlie premises -formerly  occupied1 by Humphrey & Pittock. The'  place lias been refitted, and it now looks  as clean as a* new pin.  A. It. Sherwood of Homer Street came  very near having a Christmas blaze as  well nn aChrisfmas'dinner.   A coal-burn-  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  Save Your Dollars  Uy Jiuylng your woods from nt* all this  week anil we nil! Have you dollars. Ymii*  special atlciilkii) is called lo our largo iih-  hortmont oC mon'**. hoy's, and' children's  i*lofliinjf, .iit'iiMiiiii**. mid shoes  QUALITV THE BEST���-PRICES THE lOWEST.  linker Hi reel,  Opposite (juccn's Hotel.  BROWN & 00.  ASK YOUR GROCER FOR THE CELEBRATED  The Best that Money oan Buy.  Take no Other  Stan.ufactw'ed by the Uraokman-lver Milling Co., Ltd.        Victoria, Vancouver, Westminster, EdrriQutoh, Nolson.  FOEMEE], Y KNOWN AS THE  NELSON OIGAB CO.  If yon would enjoy  a fresh and fragrant  .moke don t foraetllie  Cabinet keeps theia  low.  ;).. the  G.B. Matthews,  I'roprjetor.  rescriptions  Tho purity of lhc drugs and medicine*? administered,to tlio patient it lhc most cs.ojitial element  in the successful treatment of disease. Prescription*, are compounded by us. from absolutely jmro  drugs in perfect condition, and the physician's  ��*l*l-     ...all     -.'..      La     ....ll'f*-,!      I...     ..I.*      ..���..]      '.....,.I _....  drugs.  JIW * 1 UI'll      "m\JI|1p*1 I 1UU,      11111.        HA-_r      }M .J ���**._*-���* .Ml   .**.  .. not be nullified by old aud impotent  Our stock of requisites for  THE TOILET  THE NURSERY  THE SICK ROOM  Aro complete  Xour patronage solicited  NURSES' DIRECTORY  For the convenience-of nurscsand physician., wc have  established a Nurses' Directory, and in order to have it  complete, request all nurses to send iri or call and leave  their nttiiies and addresses.  ZE3:.. _B\ Is^'LE^A-lSr  DISPENSING .CHKiUSf  '���*  Telephone 1*15 P. O. Box 225 Baker Streot  Moil orders promptly attended U��.  ing stove upset in the sitting-room of his  residence, the coals spilling on the floor.  Mrs. Sherwood did not lose her presence  of mind, aud succeeded in extinguishing  the lire before much damage was done.  The city council meets tomorrow.  Among the matters on the calendar is the  important question of the corporation's  action in the case of Traves vs. Nelson.  HOTEL  ARRIVALS.  At thk Phair.���L. A. Campbell, Rossland ; E. Mallandainc, F. G. Little, Creston ; A. Gayett, Kimberley; J. F. Walker,  Phoenix.  At Tin.; Hu.mi:.���D.A. McKenzie, Ymir;  T. l.adcr, Moyie; Miss M. Meity, Weston,  W. Va.; R. II. Kavatosky, Greenwood ; W.  H. Langridgc, Montreal; G. II, Liuvson.  Toronto;,I. C. Mowat and wife, Greenwood.  At thk ltovAi..���T. 1). Crowe, Kaslo:  W. G. Uoyd, J. .Sexton, P. Glynn.  At thk Sii.vkk Kino.���C. L. .Johnson,  Athabasca mine; John Hullcr, A. Sweeney.  At thk Maudkn.���R. Clute, Kaslo; U.  Hughey, C. Kirtz.  At thk Tremont.���11. P. Turner,  Kaslo; J. W. Suell, M. George, J.  Hawkins.  At thk Qui_i_n's.���T. Thompson, New  Denver; J. Crawford, Ymir ; P. McLeod,  Ymir.  BUSINESS   MENTION.  Lost.���A  tobacco, bag  containing five  $10 bills. Supposed to have been lost on Baker stroet on  Christinas. The Under will be rewarded by returning  same to tho Tribune ollice.  If Mr. A. N. Irvine will write Mr. James  Wilks, P. O. Box lOO. Nelson, or call at the ollico of the  Nelson Miners' Union, he will hear of something of personal interest and advantage to himself.  Dwelling for Rent���and furniture for  sale.   Apply It. K Moatc, corner Ilendryx and Latimer  streots. ���  To Let���Furnished house of 5 rooms  complete, for 3 months, at S25 a month. Water and ovcry  accommodation. Situated within 10 minutes walk of  post ollice.   Apply to T. G. Procter. Haker street.  Wanted���Porter.    At Phair hotel.  Wanted���Japanese cook for family kitchen work;   Address Coles, Box Hit. '  "������  For rent���Five-roomed house, also furnishings in same bonne for sale. Kor 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 tp clear  at 80 cents.   *  A Large Assortment  of Ladies' and Cent's  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.  toves  WE HAVE THE FINEST LINE OF  Coal Heaters  EVER DISPLAYED IN KOOTENAY DISTRICT  SOLE AGENTS FOR THE FAMOUS  Cole's Hot Blast Heater  BRIDGE,  attention  struction.  Our claims for this heater is that it is adapted  to any   kind of coal, CROW'S  NEST, LETH-  or ANTHRACITE, burning all kinds equally well.    Not requiring the  of an ordinary coal heater.    Economical, durable and simple in con-  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.  A COMPLETE LINE OF FANCY  BISCUITS AND CAKES  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  NEW VALENCIAS, CLEANED  MIXED NUTS  FIGS  CRANBERRIES  DATES  APPLE   CIDER  All the Necessaries Fop  Your Xmas Dinner  MINCE MEAT  GRAND DISPLAY OF CROCKERY AND GLASSWARE.  LARGEST STOCK IN KOOTENAY.  THE  Kirkpatpick & Wijsoii  P. O. BOX K. & W.  HAKEK STKKET.  TE__J_PHO_.__ 10.  You Are  A. Ferland & Co.  KLLIOT BLOCK, BAKER STREET, NELSON.  Nl*:l.M)X,l'lVI.-p|ON,   U'l'-T  KoOTil.N'.W.  Notice N hereby i?i*u*u Hint it Cowl o_ ItcvWiin and appeal under the A.'>-'u*-!Miie!it and Ainemlinj.? Acl*. will bo  Iil'IiI in tlioftillowiiiKl'liicos:    -  BfAl tdc court lii'iKr nt  Nelson on Wednesday, Ihe  Kith  January, lidrt at, 11 n. in.  At tln> court house ai l"o**sInnd on Thursday, tho 111H  January, HFWhI II a. in.  W. .!. -JOKI-EL,  .ludffu of iho'Coiiri of liovision and Appeal.  Nelson Business College  Will Open on Wednesday, January 3rd, 1900.  , Now looking for something damty��-~something\ that will fill  in until New Year's.  We have just what you are Looking for in the line of  eatables���something that will prepare the inner man for  the commencement of another century.,  Baker Street,  Kelson.  DesBrfeay &'Co,  Removal  Notice  Bookkcopinj*',  Shoit hand. Typewrit,!**!? and Up-todalc  Business Methods Tunp-lit   'expeditiously and  Thoroughly.   Present .Space Limited.  J{c_*!st.er Karly.  RIC'Hf   CUSSES   FOR   BUSY   PEOPLE  Will he opened iii'imcdiatciy. In. addition to tlio rugiiiiir  braiieiics, a vliis*. in primary work will bo fanned for  those whose early opportunities have been lose. Terms  reasonable.   For further inforinatiod apply to  Victoria Street,  Near City Hull.       -*  JATTRAY & MERRILL  AVill open her Kinder*  {?iii'tenunii primary .school  in tlio . English . elutrch  snhDol room on the 2nd  of. JaiUMiry, l��X). For  terms and all particulars apply t,o : AllSS PALMER, *  At residence of Airs, J. 11. Itoucrtson, linker Street West  s  We bog to announce to our many patrons tlmt wc have removed to  out- new quarters in-the Houston JJlocJc, the big increase in the  A'olnmc of our business forcing us to seek larger premises. Thank-  the people for the patronage accorded us in the past, in anticipation  of an increase of this 'custom in tlie future, we remain, theirs to  command in .ill lines of groceries.  Houston Bloc 1>, Baker Street  ARRIVED IN NELSON  arioai  Including Segram's 2, 4, and 7 year old Rye in Ifcirrols.      Qoodcrham & Worts'Rye in Cases.  S_o_ram-s sur, "���S3 Ilye and White Wheat Whisky m Cases.      Walkers Club Rye in Oases,  .'A; B. OH AY, Kootenay Agent  ..:Nelson, B..O,;:  R. P. RITHET & CO.

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