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 >  >  I*  MINING COMMISSION COMPLETES  Its Sessions in Nelson.  The mining commission concluded its  duties in the Nelson district yesterday  afternoou. The closing session opened  soon after 11 o'clock and lasted until  1.30. J. .T. Campbell, representing the  mine OAvners, was in attendance, and  Walter A. Smith, a union man, was also  present. The commissioner spent Saturday in Kaslo, and announced that the  duties of his enquiry rendered it necessary for him to be in Rossland tomorrow.  He had devoted sufficient time to the  Nelson district and given ample notice of  his sittings to elicit such evidence as the  various interests deemed desirable, and  could not remain longer iu the city.  Mr. Smith remarked tlmt lie could produce today the testimony of a mine foreman who luul thoroughly tested the two  systems and had found any advantage to  be with the eight-hour plan. The commissioner agreed to hoar the witness in  question at his hotel during the day if  the foreman could be 'secured in time,  otherwise the witness would have to go  to Rossland or Ymir to testify.  The first evidence taken was that of  Walter A. Smith. A newspaper was produced giving a list of resolutions of a  stringent nature passed at a meeting of  the Silverton union "on June 10th last.  Witness stated that of the 300 miners  belonging to the Silverton union -only  about eleven attended the meeting referred to, and that the resolutions, as reproduced, did nob voice the sentiments ofthe members generally. Further, he did  not believe any union in the province  would approve of the resolutions. The  commissioner interjected the remark : "J  may say that I am pleased to hear you  say this."  Mr. Clute announced that up to the  present time he had allowed considerable  latitude in the cross-examination of. witnesses, but that at the present stage of  the proceedings he would only permit  queries which in his opinion seemed relevant, and that all que-tion-. must be put  to witnesses through liim.  Mr. Campbell asked the commissioner  to ascertain whether or not the unions iu  this district were subsidiary to the  Western Federation of Miners. Mr.  Clute replied that he had evidence of the  highest authority that the unions weie  independent of each other, yet in affiliation with the Western Federation.  J. J. Campbell   was  recalled, and  submitted a letter sent; in   his  care by Mr.  Fell of the Athabasca* mine.     Thi-_.lc.bter ,  was  the  communication   forwarded  by  the miners union to notify the Athabasca  management that a settlement  must  be  reached within *1S hours  or   the   union  would  take  further   .step-?.     The  document was filed as an exhibit.    Mr. Campbell  proceeded  to state  that up to tJte  time i.f the passing of the eight-hour law  his   management   was  not   aware that  such legislation was under consideration.  He had inquired  of  the  principal  mine  managers in the Kootenay aiid  was  informed by them that they aLso  were uot  aware of it.    lie then filed a journal containing  data  regarding  the passage of  the eight-hour legislation.    A statement  was also filed by  Mr. Campbell  giving a  list-of the mines in the district  with the  estimated tonnage that they would ship  tinder ordinary  circumstances  when no  labor troubles intervened.    He asserted  that the figures  were  compiled" by him  from  statements    ftirni-hud   mainly by  managers, and from  other sources  considered reliable.    This was followed by a  series of figutes showing certain  operating expenses which could not be  materi-  aljy a|Tected_bj__fhicUiations-iu-the output of the mine.    The  Silver  King   was  quoted as typical  of the district.     The  expenditure for   superintendents,  office  expenses, foremen, engineers, firemen and  general expense items ab the Silver King  mine for the year ending September ".0th,  1890, were over .$20,000.    The interest on  the capitfil   invested at 0 per  cent was  TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER'J9, 1899  PUBLISHED AT NELSON, BRITISH COLUMBIA.  DAILY (BY MAIL) $6 A YEAR; -WEEKLY,  $f  $72,000. These expenses, would not have  been increased had the output been one-  jfom-th greater than ib wa--, or to any appreciable extent, nor would the working  unties ground of men ten 'hours per day  have made any noticeable inci ease.  J. Roderick l.uburtnou, general manager of the London & British  Columbia Gold Fields Limited, was  sworn aud took the stand with  a lengthy type-written document in hi*-  haud. This was read n-3 evidence. He  opened by remarking that hii companies  were all British, incorporated iu London  and licensed in British Columbia. When  these companies wore formed an assurance was gi\eu th'ib the British Columbia  mining laws were liberal aud that no  labor troubles existed. The ea��h disbursements in Nelson had been $750,000,  and the outlay in London was probably  as much more. The company employed  75 miuets and 130 men in construction  work. They could employ a largo number of additional men under favorable  circumstances. The supply of miners  prior to the eight-hour legislation liad  not, in his opinion been sufficient to meet  the increasing demand for skilled worker.-!!. The mine owners had uo trouble  with their employees befoie the new legislation, and he believed the additional  development during the piesent year  would have given employment to 1000  new men, besides which the rapid increasing development throughout the  province would, in the absence of labor j  troubles,necessitatean annual increase in  the demand for men, say 1000 each year  to keep pace with the natural increase of  mining enterprises.    He proceeded to detail the method of floating companies, remarking   that   labor   troubles    always  affected the market adversely  by alarming investors.    In his opinion, eight-hour  legislation, applying as it did to mining  alone, had seriously injured the country  by deverting large sums of money which  would otherwise have come into the province   from outside  investor.*?.    He   felt  that his own company had materially assisted iu bhe development of this district  by  opening and   maintaining roads  and  trails, putting large sums of money into  circulation, thereby contributing to the  introduction of  railroads and  steamship  lines.    In  view  of this, he  thought his  own  company  and. others of a similiar  nature were   entitled  to   consideration.  He could not urge upon the 'government  to strongly the desirability of adopting  means to allay the distrust which was so  manifest oh the  part of investors.    Mr.  Robertson filed copies of the proceedings  at the associated boards of trade meeting  held at Rossland in August and also  of  the  statement   prepared   by   the   mine  owners of Nelson in March  of this  year.  The  commissioner asked  Mr. Robertson's opinion of the effect of a removal of  the duty on  lead.   The reply was that  bhe silver-lead mining industry would be  stimulated.    The expenses of operating  were heavy, and  the  duty was sufficient  in some instances to  retard the development of certain camps.  Mr. Smith asked if witness had ever  given the eight-hour system a fair test.  Mr. Robertson responded that he had not  in a practical opiise, but that as a business  man he was willing to pav 50 cents more  per day for a tpii-hotir shift.  Mr. Smith.���Have j'ou ever given the  matter a formal te-t? An".���No; but our  neighbors to the south are paying $3 50  to miner-*; in Idaho, Montana and Washington for ten-hours* work, and I feel  sure that if from experience they could  get the same .amount of work out of their  men in eight hoars, such a wage and system would prevail there. Here,we have  hundreds of miners; there they have  thousand--; their experience ooveivs a longer period and their mines are hit get*, yet,  so far as I know, no objection has ever  beeu ra ised ou the part of organized labor. " p  Mr. Robertson then gave his opinion to  the effect that the eight-hour law injured  the development of prospects, as in investigating such propositions ib was essential  that they be worked at the smallest possible co.-it. Continuing, he stated that he  had yet to find a miner who would say  that he could do as much work in eight  hour*, as he could do in ten. A disposition had been evinced in -some quarters to  insinuate that the British Columbia miners prior to the new legislation were inclined to evade doing a full day's work,  but his opinion was that the average  miner in thus province was straightforward and energetic in earning his day's  wage. It was a fact, too, that the health  of the men employed by his company was  better under the old system than ib had  been under the new order, although he  did not de-ire to draw tin inference from  tin'-*. He concluded by arguing that the  eight-hour system would have the effect  of_driving_men���beyond -their-ordinary  ���-peed, ami thereby prejudice their eom-  fort and health.  This concluded the sitting, and commissioner Clute formally adjourned the inquiry.  GOSGHEN TALKS TO VOLUNTEERS  On the African Question.  Londom", December 18.���George J, Gos-  chen, first lord of the admiralty, when  distributing prizes to the -volunteers and  riflemen  in   London   tonight, said:    "I  little thought when I accepted this invitation that I should address men to whom  an   appeal   has   been    made   to   stand  shoulder to shoulder with the regulars in  South Africa.   The possession of 250,000  volunteers will be regarded by the country I am sure, as a great element of "security, and I am confident  they  are all  prepared to do their duty.    The colonies  are also prepared to do their share, and  Canada and Australia are  to the  fore  welcoming the opportunity to go to the  front."    (Enthusia.stic.cheeriug.)  After praising the great services of the  naval brigade in assisting the  troops in  the South African war;*and testifying, to  the constant anxiety of naval men to'be in  the thick; of the fighting. Mr.  Gosetien  said : "It is impossible to grant their desires, although these soldiers and  sailors  would be glad to go  to South  Africa in  thousands, because when 120,000 regulars  have already Iefb0our shores, bhe responsibility for the'efficiency of our navy will  be immensely increased.    I believe the  preparedness of the navy has contributed  essentially to assist Britons  to  retniiih  calm and confident despite the black outlook.   We have not only to look at South  Africa, but at the situation and at possible emergencies all around, and  without  being an alarmist, I would insist that we  must .sacrifice much to  imperative duty  that every ship  be  fully and properly  manned."    Mr.  Goschen concluded  with  an eloquent tribute to the  unanimity of  the country and the colonies  in supporting the government in a grave crisis.  IRISH STUDENTS RAISE A ROW  THE GROSSING WAS EFFECTED  ARTILLERY IS THE REQUISITE  Lord Charles Beresford Interviewed.  Londox, December 1<S.���Rear admiral  lord Charles Beresford i.s quoted in au  interview today as saying: "The issue of  the war will depend more upon artillery  than anything el.-e, especially at the  "iege of Pretoria and other place-., where  the biggest battles are expected. Therefore I tttge that all the naval guns which  can be spared from the leserves and the  other ships be mounted for field .service  immediately. This move is lieees-ary as  theie are no quick-firing twelve pouudeis  of 1200 weight in the army. The government should immediately commission  every ship in '���A" division of the navy,  as needful precaution against any nation  seeking to take advantage of Great  Britain's condition. No friendly nation  could object. I am greatly pleased to  see general Roberts and general Kitchener go to the aid of general Buller,"'  Will Commence Operating This Week.  The transformers for the Nelson tramway anived yesterday morning, and a  staff of men was immediately placed on  the work of in-tailing bhein. With the  braii-formers in posit i-.n the last impediment to actual operation is removed, and  inquiry at the company's office today  elicited the fact that the cars would be  started on Wednesday or Thursday. To-  d,iy the cars were run up to the barn for  a thorough scrubbing.  With Boer Sympathizers.  Dublin, December 18.���-The honorary  degree of doctor of law was conferred on  Joseph Chamberlain, British secretary of  state_fo_' the colonies, at.-Trinity OolJege-  today. Tliere was a brilliant assemblage  at the ceremony. The undergraduates  gathered on the college grounds and,sang  patriotic Songs. Then they sallied to  College Green, cheering vociferously and  carrying the Royal Standard and the  Union Jack. The lat.e:* was captured by  the police, much to the annoyance of the  students, who made a demonstration at  the Mansion House, where they tore the  green corporation flag to shreds, and  caused other damage. The police were  forced to iuteifere and the students returned to the college in an ugly mood.  The students made a desperate effort to  recapture the Union Jack, bub the police  were too strong for them.  In the meantime a hostile crowd had  assembled on College Green, and more  stringent measures were taken t>keep  the students within the gates. Mr. Chamberlain and his wife, aud lady Balfour,  when driving to the college were cheered  at some points^ _bn_t__there was a .notice-,  able-di{Terence of opinion among tlie  crowds in the streets.    While the proces-  But Could Not be Maintained.  London, December, 10.���A correspondent of the Daily Mail telegraphing from  Frere Camp, Natal, December loth, and  describing tlie Tugela river affair says:  '���The Boers in great force occupied a  strong entrenched'-position, commanding  the river and reaching back about 800  yards from its further side. -General  Hares' brigade on the left first attempted  a crossing tinder a murderous Nordenfeldt  and rifle fire. The Royal Dublin Fusi-  leer.s, the Royal Inniskillen Fusileers, the  King's Own Scottish Borderers, and the  'Connaught Rangers crossed with superb  and unflinching gallantry, but the position on the other side was found utterly,  untenable.  "The British suffered heavily from a  perfect hail of artillery and shrapnel,  while their own .'artillery was very badly  mauled. They were therefore obliged to  recross the river. On the right general  Hildyard's brigade displayed equal heroism and succeeded in entering the village  of Coienso. The Sixth battery encountered a murderous fire and was compelled  to retire, leaving guns and ammunition  and wagons on the veldt. ".-Hildyard's  brigade was also obliged to fall back.  Meanwhile general Barton's brigade also  failed to take possession of Hlangwri hill.  The entire, force eventually retired on  Chievely. General Clery was in command."  London, December 19.���A dispatch to  the Daily Mail from Nanpoort, Cape  Colony, dated December 16th, says: "Tlie  Boers brought a big gun to bear on the  British near Narvaar Kop. The British  pieces were too small to reach the enemy,  and after an intermittent artillery duel'  general French, withdrew, but without  losses, to Arundel."  WILL DRAW TROOPS FROM INDIA  sion was passing from the provost's resi  deuce to examination hall the cheering  was deafening. The students lined the  passages and held aloft Union Jacks, under which the procession passed. Mr.  Chamberlain appeared to thoroughly enjoy the demonstration. As the procession  entered the hall, all present arose and  cheered Mr. Chamberlain.  At the close of the ceremony, Mr.  Chamberlain, in response to bhe cries of  the students said they had met under  very disappointing circumstances, if the  arrangements had been recent, he added,  he would not have chosen the present oceasion to receive the honor from the  university. Their minds, Mr. Chamberlain continued, wei'e solemnized by the  serious news from South Africa, but England has always been accustomed to hold  her own in adversity. He would have  them remember the Crimea and the  period of the Indian mutiny, when England met with greater disasters than she  had just experienced, bub eventually the  nation sprang to its feet and recovered  its equanimity.  The C. P. B. Company's New Tug.  The contract for the engines of the  new tugboat which the C. J'. R. is to  build at Nelson was closed yesterday.  The Poison Engine Works Company of  Toronto will furnish the machinery,  which is to be delivered at the earliest  possible date. The keel will be laid iu  the Xelson dockyard early in the spring,  and the hull will be ready to receive the  machinery on delivery. The new tug  will be somewhat larger and considerably  more powerful than the Ymir. Its e-ti-  niated cost is $25,000, of which about  one-half will be disbursed for labor in  this city. , i  To Be Available in Thirty Days.  London, December 19.���The war office  has been in communication with general  sir William Loekhart. commander*in-chief  "in India; with a view of ascertaining what  troops can be spared from his forces, and  it is understood that as a result of these  inquiries a force will immediately leave  Bombay for Durban, consisting of four  regiments of artillery, including horse  and field batteries. Ib is hoped that this  force will reinforce general Buller within  a month.  The duke of Connaught visited the war  office 3restorday. Since the appointment  of lord Roberts as commander-in-chief in  South Africa, the question of rank no  longer bars the duke from going tothe  front, and as he has a strong desire to go  it ib believed that only the queen's reluctance stands in the way. J D i-* nob unlikely that this will be overcome.  Lord Chesiham, commanding officer of  the Ro3"al Buckinghamshire Yeomanry,  has been authorized to organize a force  of 8000 yeomanry who will proceed tothe  Capo. The yeomanry troops sent out.  will be_clr*_jr'J?*L ���'-<_'__"SLii**_iV_ork___oge1,hf'r__  "witlfthe mounted infantry and mounted  militia from Cauada aud Australia. It i-  understood that the volunteers .--elected  will not form a separate corps bub will  join their linked battalions of bhe regular  forces in South Africa.  London. December 10.���The Daily Mail  hears from a hitherto reliable correspondent that genera! Buller, after a -tiff" light,  crossed the Tugela river. The correspondent al**o states that general Methuen's communications ate cut.  cup in question must be played for in  Rossland, bub the carnival committee  will he pressed to change the conditions  in this respect. Failing thar, a new  trophy will be secured. A schedule of  g.imes will be arranged after the rules  have been finally reviser!.  The local, men are anxious to arrange n  .home game for Christmas or New Year's  Day if the weather continues  propitious.  The representatives of the clubs in at**  tendance at the Rossland meeting referred in glowing terms to the prospects  for the approaching season, and there is  every indication that the winter of 1900  will be a -record- breaker in hockey circles.  Local News.  In the-report of the shipments made  by our wholesale houses, which appeared  in -The'Tribune on Saturday, the name  of F. R. Stewart ��fc Co. was omitted, although bhetovvns to which the firm inade  shipments were given as having made bv  J. Y. Griffin & Co. F. R,.Stewart & Co.  made shipments that day to Greenwood,  Grand Forks. Kaslo, Duncan City, Alamo.  Silverton, New Denver, Whitewater.  Fort Steele, Revelstoke, Rossland and  Cascade.  The road that was built under the Nelson & Bedlington railway charter i.�� reported complete and turned over to the  opera, ing department. The road extends  south from Kuskonook to Bonner's Ferry,  and, no doubt, will be operated by tlie  Great Northern, as more than half the  mileage is in the state of Idaho.  In the case of David Sloan vs. George  T. Gormley, in which the plaintiff is suing for a one-eight interest in the Black  Prince mineral claim, adjoining the Two  Friends, judge Forin yesterday made an  order for discovery upon motion of the  plaintiff's solicitor.  The mem hers of the Christian Endeavor  Society of St. Paul's church held a very  enjoyable social last evening at the rooms  of Rev. Robert Frew.  HOCKEY  LEAWE_OBGANIZBD.  , C. E. BoM��Iejr, secretary-treasurer of  the citj- hockey club, returned Sunday  from Rossland where he attended a meeting held to discuss the question of forming a hockey league in the Kootenay.  The result of the conference was that an  association was organized under the title.  British Columbia. Amateur Hockey  League. Mr. Beasley enteied the two  Nelson team*-, and the remaining clubs  are the Victotias and city team*- of Boss-  land, Greenwood and Kaslo.  Officers werp elected a*- follows: President, A. B. Mackenzie, Rossl.md: vice-  presidents, C. E. Bea-ley and Harry  Wright, Nelson ; secretary-treasurer, E.  Dubhie, Rossland . executive, J. Chesterton. Greenwood ; Lawe, Rossland; Dubhie,  Rossland ; Beasley, Nelson, and Archibald, Nelson. Clubs entering the league  will be assessed $10 e-ich. Quebec rides,  with alterations to meet the changed conditions of the climate, will be adopted.  The regulations tire being diafted by the  Rowland members of the executive aud  will be submitted to the local vice-presidents for tlieir approval. The question  of a trophy was diacu-*-ed, and au effort  will be made to secure the Rossland  trophy donated by the carnival committee some time ago. The difficulty encountered iu tliis direction is that the  Curling Club Selects Skips.  The attendance at the meeting of the  Nelson- Curling Club last evening was  sncli as should warrant a-hen It liy interest in the sport this winter. When A, H.  Buchanan, president of the club, called  the meeting to order the board bf tiade  room was., tilled to -the door. . The most/  important business transacted ab the-  meeting was the selection of skips for the  season, the following being chosen; N. F.  McLeod. John Rae, James Lawrence, J. A.  Forin, Frank Tamblyn, J. H. Wallace,  Geo. C. Horlge, F. W. Peters, II. R. Cameron, W. W. Beer, P. Lamont, A. Carrie,  and W, Richardson. The selection 'of  rinks will be made at a later date. The  club has over sixty members at present,  and some good sport may be expected  during the winter.  Will Commence on the   Freight Shed.  It is stated by C. P. R. officials that,  the first of the series of improvements  projected in this city to be gone on with  will be the new freight shed, which is  urgently needed to meet tiie demand for  increased faeilitie*-*. Tho new buildtug-  will be about 000 feet in length, oi almo-a  Ihree times as large as the present promises. The local representatives believe  that work will be_j-onmieiicwj_0!]_y!ir!_  -bui.diug"uit.lri7T,T~r.ionth ab the out-idi*.  Information regarding the now pas-cnger  depot is more difficult lo obtain, outside  of the fact that the building will be located at the corner of Haker and Slocan  streets.  GAVE THE~ LAwTfAIR TEST  And is SatisSod With the Result.  T. G. Roy. superintendent of bhe Silver  Hill and Richelieu mini"-  ncir Crawford  Bay, is in the city today on bur-ini"-*. .Mr.  Hoy was to hare testified   before  niining  commissioner Clute as to the rc-nlt- ob-  laiucd in blip properties rindcr hi-,   direction since the eight-hour legi-lation came  into  operation,  but   was detained,   aud  could trot ietch bhe city in  time for   the  closing  sc.->-ron.    This   wa**   unfortunate  inasmuch /is his evidence  as a   practical  man would htive been valuable.   Mr. ll<>y  wtis interviewed hist night and trave hi-  opinion on the matter freely.    "We commenced   tunnelling   on   the   properly   in  July and have obtained  splendid   re-*silts  with two eight-hour shift?-.    1  find   that  the men work more cheerfully  under the  new system, and   that greater energy i-,  di.-played than   was  the  case  when flush.its were Jen hours.    My experience of  the two   systems   is.   that   fully  as much  work is accomplished in   the eight-hour  day as when the ten-hour system  was in |  vogue.    Of course we have had men who j  continued at the old   ten-hour  pace, but  I have .always weeded Mich men out, and i  my piesent staff gets  through aa   much i  woi'k in eight hours as 1 could reasonably  demand of them in ten hours.    A** "-iiper-  intendent I am  eminently satisfied   w ibh  the outcome, and the management share*,  this .sentiment, so it is only fair   to   state  that the eight-hour day has been  a pr.it-  ticti success .so far as the Silver Hill and  Richelieu properties are concerned."  i <  HITCHING ON TO THE SOLICITOI  In Cases of Uncertainty.  The city council dispatched an exten  sive budget of business last night. Th'  members present were: mayor Neelands  aldermen Fletcher, McKillop, 'Hillyei  Beer and Kirkpatrick.  The city engineer presented a repot*;'  dealing with the question of improve!  merits to the city wharf. He recommeudec  that the present wharf be raised at tin  shore end to the level of the C.P. R. traclt  ab Hall street,.that at the xVelson planing  mill wharf the level of the city wharf be  raised to average high water in-irk, raising the present., wliarf three feet at this  point. To widen the wharf by. 14 feet  will require an additianal row of piles  and make the new wharf 30 feet wide.'  The estimated cost of the wharf as outlined is $1000. ,  Alderman Beer suggested that the final  decision iu this matter, irivoIvingas.it  did a very large expenditure, might well  be left to the council of 1900. Id was  agreed that the report be received and  tenders asked for. All that will remain!  for the new council will be to instruct'  the successful tenderer to proceed with  bhe work.. ,  The public works "committee reported  'recommending that foreman T. .Symes of  the health board be appointed assistant  sanitary inspector, and that his salary be'  $90 a inonth from December 1st. That a"  scale of electric meter rates bo fixed, and  also that work decided, upon ab the last  meeting of the committee be carried, 6ub.~  The report was adopted. ' __  D. MeBeath and fifteen other citizens-  petitioned the council for tho coutinua-.  bion of lire sidewalk on the east sides-of-  Ward street from bhe Madden block to  Silica street. The petition will be eon-.,  sidered later.  The city engineer reported that the*  sewer connection desired by J. L. Stocks-  would require a sewer 200 feet in length  on Josephine street, fiom Latimer street  southerly, at an estimated cost of S200,  The boatd of woiks will take up the'  matter*.  F. Lake asked that a sidewalk be  built'  on Hall streeb between Silica and Carbonate.    The alder men agreed that; thid was  necessary, and ib was resolved to proceed,  with the woik. .*    --;  The attention of the council was cilfedi  to the fact  that   the   rink   was   being-  lighted   by  the:   West  Kootenay  Povyer..  Company,   and   the   city   solicitor   was ���  asked if the company had the right to do1  so.   The soli,-hoi*, replied that the  tramway company had no right to follow this  course, bub mayor Neelands stated "that  tho Ie-seeS of  the rink  had approached'  him and he had u>ld theiu  that theciry*  could   not aJl'oid   the  outlay "wheu   the  building was ouiy to be lighted for a few  mouths in bhe-year. The rink lessees then -  asked if they  might  use  the  Kootenay p.  Power Company's light and he had raised  no object ion. " ^ *  Various aldermen objected to the principle involved and maintained thab the  company should place their request in  writing for the pi ivilegc in di.-putc. The  mayor was iu-irtu_Led to interview the  company and secure the necessary document.  .Samples of  metal numerals  for house-  numbering were submitted, and ib was  moved by  alderman  liner,  seconded  by  alderman McKillop that 1000 numbers at  5 cents each be purchased and placed  on"  sale by the city at cost. "       *  J). Morris, engineer of the company  whieh is constructing the gas work.vad-  drehacd the council in regard to making  a it approach to the flats on which their  _woi ks are-situated, and ai*_o-tbe-necessity~  of putting in a perinnnenb water supply.  The matter was left in abeyance for the  present, pending negotiations with the  C. P. 11., whieh is interested.  The report of tiie committee on school  organization, which teeormnended ap- .  plication to the government for a grant  of $10,000, and for block 40 for school  purposed, was received and approved.  The necessary papers will be drawn by  the city soli,-it*a*.  An interest ing con.intmicaf ion was rend  from G. W,  Mod-on, secretary  Fire  Underwriters" A���-octal inn.    Mr. Hod-son en-_  'osed the resolution   passed at  a   recent  meeting of the a-sociatiou which set forth  thab to event of the collection of the  municipal tax by the city of Nelson a neb  tax of lo per cent of premiums .would be  levied on every policy in the city, and  such special levies would he stamped  "For municipal tax."  Alderman Hillyer expressed the opinion that the action of the underwriters'  a���vocialiou was a bluff. He would be  vary sorry indeed to sye any backdown  on the part of the city and was prepared  to move a resolution instructing the city  elyik to collect the tax forthwith from  uvi'iy insurance agent in the city.  Alderman Beet* recommended  thatthe  question be referred to the city  solicitor*  in   order   thab  he might  determine the  city's" position.  Alderman Fletcher supported this  view, though placing himself on record as  opposed to a backdown. The question  was finally turned over to the solicitor,  who will report at the next meeting of  the couucil.  Tlie question of arrears in lighting and  water rates* was di-eussed. Several aldermen urged that prompt action should be  tpiken to shut off the supply of citizens  whose arrears exceeded three months  The clerk stated, that this was now being  done with water consumers. ���Ssiaamuilr^G  THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON, B.C. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1890.  _* ��� �����'-__.-'S__'^-s__s__'E__fi____>___*��s__E_ j_p,-^-i__,-^-'__,.��_>-j^-j_r-<_y-p_r-i_f-i_r-J!^-^-��_r*j^.j^.^_��.^-<^-^-j^-^-<_r-i__f-j^-<^pi__'-<__,-<^  * ��� .*____�����-  jn__   ^___->-<AB-* ��____����� <!__>���- <___*' <___���* <___|    Uj i   __l   *__*^"*-<^' ���Sir- *V^*><^_^ <____���* ABv 4___m-'��__Ey -tZ__^-<<nc-^__k> Mv *^__p** ��__����� <___��* ^___pr ^___u> ^___p> ^__v &���__. -____*��� ^Gbr ^___v ^___w> 4____w ->^__V ^__>-^___��- ���-___--''->^_b��'^___H'^___^<--|___��-_i^,^r �������� *-^-*������-^O"; <*'^_B^-��������� <v-^'9^9'-,9'*<,V'<to'V "-*���__* -rfa_* -<a__- '<l>4  ^;S-^*y*y*^:^^^~"J5-*'!?^��-'*^^��-"'i^ ?t*-/*?&-^'0*'00'0*'0*-0*-*'-&'&~^?&~'Ti2,  AT  ��� >k.-n.*&  ;"5��-��5-*Sg  * jOJ �����_*'-��-*>  ___a* ���*  w  \i>  ito  \./  \./  to  to  to  to  to  Ui  li/  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  ,1*  V-  t_  6: S6&:6SeSS*:&CS-:6&:-f:'B-:e*-&&-SSe"5 %  WE WILL GIVE  1 Special Keduetions !  ��   IN ALL DEPARTMENTS   m  *"��3 333 -233333 333 333 333 3 333 **�������  -,3333333 333333 333 3 333 333:^  ** "��?  | LATEST SHADES |    &  Ladies' KM Gloves  $1 PER PAIR  ib  vta  ib  ib  di  ib  ib  ib  ib  '^seeeefeeefeeefe&eeesfeefeeet**'  Ladies' Department  Cashmere, Llama, Lisle and Silk  Hose; Woolen, Cashmere, Kid and  Silk Mittens; Complete range of  Street Dross Kid Gloves; Evening"  Lengths in Suede Kid Gloves; Latest  Novelties in Fans for parlor and evening wear; Splendid assortment  Ladies' Silk Umbrellas; Eiderdown  and Silk Dressing Gowns and Jackets  Honje Department  White Linen and Damask 5 o'clock  tea and dinner Table Cloths, Doyles,  and Napkins; German Linen Damask Towels; Dressing Table and Toilet Covers; Japanese Art and Silk  Table Covers and Fancy Draperies;  Silk, Tapestry and Chenile Table-  covers and Portieres; Axminister,  Smyrna and Wilton Hearth and  Floor Rugs.  Gents' Department  Hem-stitched Linen and Silk Handkerchiefs, plain and with initials; Silk  Underwear and Hose; Silk Umbrellas; Kid, Mocha and Puck-lined  Gloves; Evening Dres** Kid and Silk  Gloves; Latest styles and novelties in  Ties, Scarfs, Puffs, Four-in-hand and  Bows; Silk Braces and Hose Suspenders; Traveling Club Bags and  Valises.  _9  JkdJ'itlti  !Jf     t*-f&tc&*-'&*J&tt&&&&&if&*--&*-:*ffr  to jjj     See our Christmas Toys, Dolls and Fancy Goods     ��  \f?  *��!_l 333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333?:*>**  '���s?^ >-*a*-a*&,&'^.a"__y,a:&*'S,S*---,'a,&_S-a,S:^ ���_-__.___^���g!*g-<g-.__'-p_*pp_��'-g-p_*p._��'-_y-..g ^������__L*^  im  to  to  ill  to  to  ill  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  ill  ii/  vi/  ii/  v./  .^333333333.3333333333333:333333333333333333333333333333333333**   >?*  a.�� xi/      -T.  o�� -���*   iw  :   303 Baker Street and 303 Josephine Street, Nelson  ��'��� viz  r u s $  ���ft. * ������ ���_*���   "Im  ���^igssfefessseefesesesfessfesseee sees**: eseeee eeepeeeeeeeeeese-eeeeepe e***     .-?.  .5-fr  Dress Goods Department  Black Brocade Silk and Satin for  dresses; Evening Silk, Satin and Brocade for dresses; Pean Dois Loir and  Bengaline Silk for dresses; Black and  Fancy Crepon for dresses; Fancy Novelty Dress Costumes at cost; A magnificent assortment of Ladies' New  York Silk Skirt, Blouse and Dress  Waists; Silk, Satin and Taffata Underskirts.  Children's Department  Wool Mittens, Bootees, Overalls,  White Lawn Dresses, Slips, Cashmere, Eiderdown and Fur Coats for  Ii.'ant**; Wool and Kid Mittens,  Cashmere and Flannelette Dresses,  Jackets and Ready-made Ulsters, Fur  Collars, Coats and Muffs, Lawn,  Cambric, and Silk Handkerchiefs for  Children.  am _3_r_nu_j_u_!  -f  "*=: ���___�����____-si,_s_���___*.���___��� ���*=,���*=�����___.���,=*,.^=*p..sa.^***,.v=5>._s,.s_.Sp.Si __*..___.__��._5_,_��5,,"-v_"^-_Si,."a,_s"ft-__  _o'j"3 ���*--S"'-3'^'--3-*-2'^*^-*3''^'^'r*3''--3  I BUY    NOW  vl? Do not wait until Ihe last moment.    'Tis a well  known  fact that  %i only tlie i-.nly buyer*, nf Xniii. k-xkI-. jret tlie plums, and as Xmas Eve ap-  0(fa proaehes ihe ii.-sui imeiit of tlie-e good*,  gt't.s badly broken.    rJ lierefoie Ave  A-)^ Mould ad\i-eoui eustoniet^ to buy faily, wlien t licy can have ample time to  ^*. s(jlt'i-t.   tlu-ir  good-- ami  not wait until   I lie  hiiriy and ru.-li of Xmas.    Our  vtv tt>.)( k of tlie-e goods is undotiliti dly one of tlif ln-s-t a*-soitcd in tlie oity, con-  %1 si-ling ��'f I.ad it-' yilk 1 land keiel lief-, Ivid and lUm-lia GIom-s and 3littt*, fancy  ^JRi Fans-, Bloii-*e .Silk-, (in blouse length- only). Siik Blouses, etc.  0J\ ^e li!'*',e not foi got ten the men eithei'.    Theie Jia^ lately pome to our  jrj. fm*ni*-hing  di'pai iment ;i  new and 'ecmipli-te range of men's  Ne��kwear'in  W Bow*?, Derby  Fiouiiig^l^nd,-  ami   Puff-; Men's Silk Lined Kid and Mocha  -A/!. Gloves,   l'lain   and   Fancy  Silk IfandkeieUicfs, Fancy Top Shuts, etc.    AVe  0tf\ have al-o addeil'a  line of Fancy Vct-l.*.    Tlic.-e goods, are a little out of out'  jOTJ line, bttt'tliey are so pretty we eould not ie��i,-.t buying.    Needless to say the  fri, prices ate right.  ��'  ft  w  Ilk  MARTIN O'REILLY & CO.  M  HOtfSlOJ!.   BLOCK.   BAKEH   STREET.  ���r*E3**R*]VI.S   G&.&Z3:  .&.(=>.  'S:��  S>{  M  ONE   IN   A   BOX  Just received by express a fine assortment of  SILK SUSPENDERSAND TIE?, 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.  Mine.*-, Limited, who has never resided in  British Columbia; and colonel Peyton of  Spokane, who managed the Le Roi mine  and made.a fortune out of it. -These are  the facts, and they go to show, that no  matter what the wages are in a country,  there can be found men willing to reduce  them.  George MiDonald the Victim.  H. Pi Christie, mining recorder and  constable at Slocan City, reports that the  body found in the Slocan river ou Thursday was that of George McD.mald a member of the Silverton Miner's Union. McDonald had been out of his mind for some  time aud two weeks ago the constable  .-eut a man down j_he Stoean river to  in ing McDonald ui. t The searcher went  about twenty -miles when he leceived  word that McDonald had gone through  to,Nelson aud returned. Whether McDonald fell into the river or cum in it ted  _ii.icide will never be known. The Sil-'  verton Miner-.' Union has taken charge  of the funeral arrangement*-*.  ~ HUDSON'S BAY  COMPANY.  ���r*x*_.z��_KX-z_Kr*x-i-ii^K��xs-Jt2*i-*r-z-2  Holiday Enjoyment  MEN'S OUTFITTER  S'p-n of   the RED  HAT, Bak-r S*.. Nelson  J. F. WEIR  ��lie   0Di:ilmHt\  Tirr_  evidence   given   before   commissioner Clute till went  to  --how  that   the  eight-hour day for men   working   underground in  mine*,  hud   been  n.m.i��t  uui-  ver.silly adopted iu Au-tralia, New Zealand, and   the  oilier  British   colonic.-, in  which iucLi.liif-.rui_-. niining is an   industry.    The evidence, al.o,  went   to  show  show that the eight-hour day ga.e  good  resttllb in the amount of work  done, and  much of the evidence  of  piactical   nianageis went to jn use that eight hours ua*-  long enough  L>r men5 to   work   underground.    A-f ag.iiriiit  ihi.   c\ iilence   was  the evidence uf men  who  knew  nothing  whatever   of   piactical   mining, but who  claim to know a  great  dc.d  about mine  promoting.    All the'r  tes-timoiiy   was in  effect that the eight-hour logi-Iation had  scared away capital.    If tlnir evidence i**.  true, why i=> it that Biiiish  cijiiu.l in au  scary of one Bii.i.h colony and so willing  to invest  in  another  J3titi-.Ii colony, iu  both of which the  working  day  is the  same length, namely eight hours.?  If the  eight-hour day has been adopted in Australia and Xew Zealand, the chance, aie  it ha-s not worked to the dis-ad \autage of  me i who liave  their  money  invested in  mines ; no mote will it woik to their disadvantage in British Columbia.    .Legislation may sometimes be  pteiiiatnre; but  if ib is legioiatiau ia the light direction,  it should not be icjicalcd merely because  a few men cannot be made believe it is  good legislation.  Up to the fall of 1801, ordinary l.ibor was  jiaid for at the into of $'. u day in Koolc-  nay, and the fir.-t reduction was made by  the men who built the Pilot liny smelter,  and w hoitrehu gely iniore.itcd in the Last  Chaiu't'.inine in the -Slocan. Two years  afterwards, in 18fJ"_, the rate was further  cut by* the owners of the Silver Jung  mine, near NcLson, and the Lo Hoi mine,  in Tiail Creek di.-trict. At the same  Lime, the same jiai-Liea reduced the wages  oC mineis from $.'_ ,"��u to $.'* a djiy. It will  thus be seen tliat the strongest advocates  of the cheap wage system in the Slocan  and Xelson and Trail Cieek districts at  tlie jircsent time are the parties who  made the first cut in wages in Kootenay.  The arguments they used theu weie: At  Pilot Bay���"We will notpny more than  the contractors on the Columbia Ai Kootenay railway are j.aying." At the Silver  King mine���'���Miiiem in Col outdo are only  getting $'_ a day, and muckers $2.30, and  we will not jiay more." At the Le itoi  mine���';! can get men to work.for me at  Spokane for $2.5tf and ,$;J a day, and I  u'on't pay more here." The. men who  .made tlie.*-e declarations were Dr. Heu-  di-yx, who had charge of construction  work at J'iloD Bay, and who now live, irr  Soul hern Calif ai'uia; -Mr. Harvey of Colorado, consulting engineer   of   the Jiall  INCORPORATED 1670.  WeHope   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 iiquers.  ASK   FOR   OUR   SPECIAL   XMAS  HAMPER   LIST.  OF YOUKSELF and friends  is largely influenced by the  character of the gifts. To present an item tluit gives pleasure  to the recipient, .and that affords  5_ou keenest gratification, is the  secret of Yule Title pleasures.  It will be an easy matter in our  holiday showing of lino perfumes, toilet- aeocpsbi ics, d.-uutj",  desirable novelties, etc , to iiirtl  the item that you'll feel to be in  perfect, elegant taste that will  attest thegood 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 pie-ents  for friends and 'acquaintances:  New odors in Pinaud's perfumes. Violet Sensation and  Carnation Pink. Roger it Gal-  let's latest odoiw. .English perfumes. Crown & Grossniith's.  Seeley's Ameiican perl'tunes in  fancy boxes from 75c. to $5.00.  THE KELSON SAW & PLANING MILLS, Ltd.  We have a stock of one and a half million  feet of logs at our mill and are prepared to cut  all kinds of dimension timber and ship to all points  on Kootenay Lake by scows or steamers, also by  rail to all points on the Canadian Pacific or Nelson  and Fort Sheppard railways. In stock rough and  dressed lumber, shingles, mouldings, sash, doors,  newels, turned verandah posts. .Glass of all sizes.  Factory work of all kinds done to order.  THE NELSON SAW k PLANM MILLS,, m.  OFFrCE AN*D MILLS GOUISTER HALL AND FRONT STS.. NELSON.  Plate mirrors $1 to $3.50.  Sterling M.ver mountings in  tooth, nail, hair brushes and  combs, also Moiling' mounted  cloth brushes, perfume bottles  and shaving sets. Gold backed"  brushes, combs and mirrors.  Ebonj' good?- in hair and cloth  brushes.  CANADA SHUB &  BOOK CO.  Nelson,   Biitish   C'oliiinbiu.  __-_M_Zi_?X_KyZ-S^'g-Z-Zg*C*Z;3.ZX-_&-.-_.^_Sg_  [gidsoa s Bay Co.  Telephone IH  Lethbridge Gait Coal  The ijn-t value for the money in the niaikct for all  pin pose.  W. P. TIERNEY, General Agent.  Tenns: oash. OJHcc witli c^ D. J. Chn.Jc.  TclCjjliunc !47,  ONE DOLLAR A LOAD  The under-'igtied has a larjf- iiuiintiry of fir, cedar, and  tamarac -iUb*��, inlG-inoh and 1-foot lpnjclh��, ��uiuvblo for  4i��vQwq��d, which will be\so_d (or $1 a, load at the mill;  yard.  MKIjSnN SAW & PLANrNft MLLS, Umited.  ���Vfj��t��on. AiiKtlMt IHT5*i ICSP.  Fop Sale Cheap  Ei-ory.**!---)*; in and about an hotel building at Crenton,  a Htation on the Crows Nost i'a.*��8 ltailway. Wjll be aold  either a*, a whole or (WlJara-ely. Am!/ to Charlua F.  Olsofl, Ainu-north, 0, C���  Cut Prices is the  Order of the Day  And I want to be in it. I h.ivo jimt received  _f��ill -*aniplnu of SuitinK1- mid Ov.r-  coatlnK-i repri"-ciitiiij{ a SSfi.iKK. rftork to  choiw<�� from niarlr- 10 voiir onto ul u ices  nevnr before heard of in VcImui All rhi-lato-4>  fnd-* in F��ni*�� \.*'"-linif�� for Knll mirl winicr.  I_i.dic-<' tailoring in nil It-^ branch. ���< a ^|>e.ialti*.  Lowcbt price..   Ituuiiib 1 and 11, Hillyor block.  Steverjs, J\\e Tailor  fineTt^i lo'ring  CliEANlNCI- AND R   PAIRING.  Your own   goods   made up.    Old elothes  made good as new.  _A_^iTKITJ_E*i   GEE  Opposite Clarke Hotel. MERCHANT TAILOR.  R. REISTERER & CO.  Brewers a-NO bottlers of  FiB0 Lagei? Beer,  Ale and Porter  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 Fruits (direct from Lordon, England.)  S��w��y_^L. -J- a. Mcdonald,  urns c�� Co.  Wholesale and Retail   .  .   .   Dealers In Meats  Qead Office a'v   _NTEL80_N,_JB._C   Markets at Nehon,  Roialand, Trail,  Kaslo, Ymir, Sitrirlon, Sihvrton, New Denver, llevel-  stuke, Fcrgud'-n, Ur.uul Forks, GrBenwood, Cascade Cit}*, .Midway, and Vancouver.  Mail  Orders  Promptly  Forwarded.  est Kootenay Butcher Co.  -   ' * ALIj KIN'lid OF  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WlfMLKHALK AM* KKTAllj  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  Salter Streets f^elson   E. 0. TRAVESj  OI{lil<*l.s HY VI All. HKCI-'IV*.* f'AI'Kft'l   ANI> l'Kn��|'f   aTTK*��T|MN  W. P. U,.K._uN  i_. H. H. Aj t'LhWhAl'lB  J. McPUJiiiS  ootenay Electric Supply and Construction Co.  V]  .1  ELECTRIC  SUPPLIES  Oomplete Electric DJqutpmflnts for Blectnc Power Transmission and S���lK!__ing- for Mines, Towns  Hit. a true Pixturos. Lamps, Bells. Teleohones, Annunciator*., Etc,  1��. O.   Rr��*r inl, Tnc:��pi.tr>��   ��"r.rn��*.t.    Nolan-***, R. O  ree Water Connections "���i-y""  GAS   FITTING   OUR-jPEGIALTy  PLUMBINO-   OF   ALL   KINDS  Prompt and regular  dailTory to tJio tit&da,  Brewery at Nelson,  STRACHAN BROS. Opera HouseBik,  Fred J, Squire, Merchant Tailor  FULL LINES OF FALL AMD WINTER S01TIXGS  ���cv  I WEET BAEEE SXUKKT- KK1SON -  cpwslxk Sturm iono hotei*  m*.  ��� ?���<_���    f^*A -<. ���. THE TRIBUTE: NELSON B. G.4 -TOESDAY; DECEMBER 19, 1899.  t  3  Capitol,  Hest,  all paid  up.  NTBE1L  $12,000,000  6,000,000  LORD STRATHCONA. ANT)   MT   ROYAL, President  Ron. GEO. A. DRUMMOND Vice-President  K   S. CIjOUSTON Genoral Manager  ���tst-hiXjSO-et b:r.j-2u_*tc*":*e3:  N.W. Cor. Baker and Stanley Streets.  *     BRANCH H8 IN       LONDON  (Enfrtand),   NEW YORK,   CHICAGO  . ami In Uio principal cities in Canada.  Buy and sell Sterling Kxchange and Cablo TrauRferH  GRANT COMMKKCIAI, ANI) TRAVKLI.KI18' ORKD1TS,  available in any pari. of tho world.  DRAFTS IS8DHD    OOL1.KOTIONS MADK; KTO.  THE BANK OF  RSTISH COLUMBIA  NELSON  Is now prepared to issue Drafts and Letters  of Credit on Skaguay, U. S., Atlirj, B. C, and  Dawson City, Yul^oq District.  lodges propose to meet ib by combining  to engage two or three doctors from  eastern Can'tid.-. to take over all the work  at lixed .salaries.  enna chess eltib last night, when twelve  experts declared tlieir readines*_ to jilay  in a tournament for which the late baron  Kolisch liad provided the prizes in his  will. Albin, Alapin, Mario, Suhlechter,  Schwatz, Wolf and Ziiikl. of Vienna; Po-  pial, of Dochnia; Kartlo, of Paraqne;  Brody and Marozy, of Buda Pest; anel  Prock are the men.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  CURRENT RATH. OP INTRRKKT PAID  GANADIAN SENTIf^lTrRONCLY  In Favor of Upholding the Empire.  KIpVCi.stox, Ontario, December IS.���Addressing the students of Queen's University yesterday, principal Grant dec-land  thatthe Canadian parliament should Le  called together .immediately, so that the  voice of the people on the crisis in South  Africa could be heard. These reverses in  the Transvaal, he said, will make us more  united than ever before.  Ottawa, December 1.S,���The minister  of militia is receiving applications from  all over the Dominion tind the United  States with offers to go to South Africa.  One officer in one of the western stales  offers to raise five hundred men. .  Toronto, December IS.���It i** suggested  hero that a company of volunteers be  mobilized at Halifax to relieve" the British garrison there, who could then go to  South Africa.  Doctors and Societies At Outs.  Victoria, December IS.���[Special to  The Tribune]���The doctors of Victoria,  having formed a union a few weeks ago,  met tonight and ie.-olvod to cease acting  as lodge physicians for the fraternal  societies. The societies aie\eiy strong  heie and have made a fe-.ture of medic.*. 1  attendance foi menibeis at the lodge expense. This action of the doctois has-  been   mooted   for sour*,   time,   ami. the  Wholesale  Houses  Bank Inspector Dead.  Toronto, December 18.���Edmund Morris, inspector of the Ontario Bank, is dead.  He leaves live sons, one of whom is serving with the Devonshire regiment under  Thorneycroft's mounted infantry in pSouth  Africa.   Roberts Sails on Saturday.  .-London, December IS. ���- General  Roberts and his staff will sail for South  Africa oh the Dunotter Castle on Saturday. .    Playing for a Dead Man's Trophies.  Vienna,  December  IS.���The national  masters' chess eongre-*s opened at the Vi-  Parson's  Produce  Company  WHOLESALE  Butter,  Eggs,  Cheese,  Green  Fruits,  Cured  Meats,  Vegetables  Are the Banks Short of Funds ?  .New York, December 18.���A call has  been issued by the executive committee  of the New York Clearing House Association for a meeting of the presidents  of the various institutions, members of  the association, for 11 o'clock tomorrow  morning at the clearing house.  Ousted Without Fighting.  Caracas, Venezuela, December IS.���  President Castro's troops have occupied  Maraicabo, ousting general Henande/.'s  p.irty without lighting. This has produced a good impression throughout the  republic.   A Turkish Sensation.  Constantinople, , December IS.���The.  flight of the sultan's son-in-law, Mahmud  pasha, on Thursday with his wife's jewels  and all the money he could collect has  caused a great sensation here. It has  now been ascertained that he sailed on a  steamer for Marseilles, France, and the  Turki-h government has  telegraphed to  FULL LINE OF  tlie French minister of foreign affairs  asking for tlie arrest of Mahmud and his  return to Constantinople, on the charge  that he is implicated in a plot to assassinate the sultan. This accusation, however, is generally discredited, and it is  believed the refugee is the victim of an  intrigue.       . " .-  Wants Railways Taxed as is Other Property.  Lansing, December IS.���The Michigan  legislature met in special session at noon  today in response to the call of governor  Pingree. The governor's object is to secure the passage of a joiut resolution  providing for submission to the people,  at the general election next November, of  an amendment to the state constitution  placing railways upon the same basis for  taxation as all other property. .At present the railways-" pay specific taxes upon  gross earnings.  mi  mm  >m  D-  JS&v^JEIT&lTTJEI   &   CO.  m  b  Australia Outdoing Canada.  Melbourne, December 18.���An Australian mounted contingentof a thousand  men will sail for South Africa before  January iOth. An additional New South  AVales battery of artillery is to sail immediately.  Sugar Refinery Damaged.  . Halifax, December 18. ���The Wood-  side Sugar Refining Company's premises  were damaged to the extent of $5000 on  Saturday night.  One of Those  Beautiful Pictures  in our window will make a very  pretty x'ma-s gift kor your friend,  it is a little early, but we will  RESERVE If FOR YOU.  THEY  ARE   QOINQ   FAST  %.  oo 2*? *a:_c_____:_i:'a:"Vo*]An d  _ ^5 -*s ���*-__. --s -  7-<_=>p(__-"  Q  Y  C  Q  aa-f  w  m  m  SHIPPERS OF THE EARLY  BREAKFAST BRAND OF EGGS  Full  stocks  carried at  Nelson   and  Rossland.'   Mail orders solicited.  GROCERIES.     ,  AMp.OPOVALP & CO.���Corner Vernon and Jose  ��� phine "fleets. *A hilleiale fji-i-cer. nnd jobber-, in  bi.mkets, gluve., mitts, boots, rubber-*, iiMcki'iaiv-i ami  minej-i' sundiie*..  HALCYON WATER  IS INO BXPERIMGpNT.  Tho    medicinal    values   ot    HALCYON  WATER  has   been proven.  Halcyon Water Is Bottled Properly.  vornon stieet  Thorpe & Co.  KOOTENAY   SUPPLY    COMPANY,     LIMITED-  Veuion stieet. Nelson, w hole^ile grocer..  Charles   D.  J.  Christie  GENERA!,   BROKER.  fOHN   rrrOLDITCTT  **    whulcsale ktoccis,  &,* CO.��� Fiont. street,  Nolson  COAL.  CROWS  NEST   PAPS  COAL  COMPANY.���Whole-  i,al> dealeis in co.il and  coke.   (Jli.U'les HI. I_<nbo.  Agent. H.ik��'i Mrcot, .\elsun.   ^HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.  HI. Yt'.RS & CO.���Corner Raker and Josephine streets.  ���   Xclw>n, whole-ppilo dealers in hi id ware and mining  ��� .upplich.   Agents for Giant Powder Co. i__  T AWRl-NCE HARDWARE COM PAN Y-  -aiker St..  Xotam. whoic^ilo dealers in hardware and mining:  supplies, and water nnd plumbers' supplies-.   VANCOUVER .IARDWARK COMPWV. LLMrTKI)  ���Maker stroet. Neli-on, "vl-olc-ilo dc.tors in hntd-  ware and mining Mipphes, plumbois nnd tinsmiths'supplied.   /ERATED AND   MINERAL WATERS.  TITORI-E & CO., LIMITED.���Cm tier Vernon and Codnr  street h. Nelson. iii,inii.,ict<ii'oi-< of and \vho!es.ile  dealeib in rrnitcil H.ileis awl fiuio sympi. Solo agents  for Halcyon Sprin-**. mineral watei*;   ASSAYERS'  SUPPLIES.  F.  TEETZEL &  CO.���Corner  R-ikcr and -Tpse^  "phine streets. Nelson, wholcsalo  de.ilers in its-  sayoi-s  hiipi'lies.   Agent*, for Denver Firo Clay Co. of  Denver  i:LNrsTT:E?-_A.:r>r o jeh  MONET?   TO LOAN.  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  local and coa**t.  Flooring  local and coast.  Newel Posts  Stair Eail  Mouldings  Shingles  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  of ill kinds.  ���what yon want Is nor in -ptofk we -will mako it for yon  CALL ANU GKX PRICE?.  w  -."AV  mm  mi  �����s_.  mi  ARQE ��� CLEARING SALE  ^-���^..  &<�����*  m  FOR  cB  J. A. Sayward      HALL ANI> LAKE STUKKT8. NELSON  Contraetors and Builders  m  COLLECTIONS   SOLICITED  -W-  ...milii.  CoU'i'ido.  LIQUORS  AND  & CO.  DRY GOODS.  Corner Vunion and .Toso-  TURVER. HKKTMN' __   .   .  phine stieets. X.;l��nn, wholesale dealers in tiniioist.  cisrars and dr' conds,   Air(*nlA for Pahst Brewing Co. of  Milwaukee and Ciilfrary Browtni; Co of Citlitai v.   XX.  COMMISSION  MERCHANTS.  J. EVANP & CO.���H.ikei slroct, Xolsnn. wholesale  dealers in liquors, ciKiirs, ceitiont. fiie biick and  (Ire clay, water pipe and hteol r.iiR and gencnil cum*  mission nierchiin I h.   FLOUR AND FEED.  BRACKMAN i: KI.H MIL1.IVO Cfi.MPAVY LTD.-  Finnl street. Vul-mn. wholesi!e dcilers in flour, nnl-  menl. etc*., and hav and ${r.tin. Mill-at Ediiumion. Victoria, and \'cw Wusinilnsicr.   CIGARS.  KOOTENAY CIGAR* MjVNUFACTUniXO CO.-Cor-  tiel' Maker and Hull ^^reel^. NoNmi, manuf.icliti'ei-  of "Ro.val Seal" and "Ivoolcnay Hello" In.lndu nf vijctuf-  'paints  AND  OILS.  NELSON HARDWARE COMPANY���lUkir Sheel���  Wlinlusiilr df.ilei- in (Mints, oiis, and britnhcs of all  kind-i.   Lai^usl il.pck m Kmitunay.   FREhH  AND SALT MEATS.  PHURVS &   CO.���Piiker stieet.  XoKun. whnlesali-  ���   dealers in fresh and cuicri mo.tts. Cold sturaife.  POWDER. CAPS AND FUSE.  AMfl.TOX   I-OWMKK   COMPAVY���Baker Htreet  Nelson.   ifianufHi'lurers   of   d>naiiiltu.   siiorifnu.  stiimpiiw and blue!* lil>tsMn_r pnwdom. wlmlo-silo dealers  in caps and fune. and elerlrU- til.tstinaitpiinnilii'*.   PROVISIOKS. PRODUCE AND FRUITS.  PAR��OVS   PROOL'CE   COMPANY���Vermin   street.  Nelson,  nrbule-siilu dealers in   provisions   prmluup  and  frinln    Aituni-forSwifl & Co. timmn and hams.  J   Y. GRIFFIN & C����.-Ciinior Vernon and.lo-ctiliim-  ���   siieotH,.  Nelson,   tthiiles.ilo dealors in   provisions  cured me.t_s. hntiernml OKifs.   FR. STi:WA UT & CO.���N'aiehouses.in ('. |>. R.track.  ��� fiMit of SlJinlej sin-el. Vcl--i-n. wimlesule dealers m  piiii/t-piiiiH, pniduce and fruir.s. Cold stur.iicp. \kihii-  ArnniUr & ' �� '���-jinnni, turns. I^rd Htul <�� h;-r piolnoi-.  ncreft Avri noMMi.s,srnv cct..  tiranchj. ITall   strt-ut.     Whole-a't-  ImHiir. esfars nnd o'-oe e.  pob s___.-r_._e_  A 7-Room House, all modern  conveniences, 3 blocks from  postoffice,  one lo't .$2900  A 7-Room House, all modern  conveniences, gjod location,  Larpe lot    2600  o  5-Room House close in, one  lot    1350  -50-fool-on-Baker street-. . .���7.���300a  "WILL DO WELL TO  BUY THEIR LUMBER  AT  G. 0. BUCHANAN'S  A large stock of first-clat-s  a full lino of sash   '      dry material on hand, also  doors, moulding-1**, turned work, etc.  FACTORY WORK A SPECIALTY  TWO SMALL  HOUSES  F0F*   RE/.T.  offices:  Four Doors West of Dominion Express Office  TlIppIioIic 11". Cox 12,1.  KOOTENAY COFFEE CO.  NEI.*-"N. H  I J.  H/  MAXfTOHA  PR*  Ltd.. - X'e'HP.,,.  dealers i*  SASH AND DOORS.  HRliSOX SAW AX1-I I'IpAS'INO Mtljl.S, I.IMiTE'D-  <Uii*nor Krunl and Ifii:]! -iffeefji. Xelson. iminiifiK!*  tnrm-M of and wlmtesuji- deaiors in sasli arid doors: nil  kinds of factory work ��mdi-to order.   WINES AND CfGARS.  OAtjIFORXIA WINE COJIPaXY, t,fMrTED���Cor-  * n-ii-frontand Hall streets. Xelson, wholesale dealer.  id wius's (case and bulk} aud (iome-iU0 ��ad iiupurwd i%*w.  CofTeo roasters and dealori. In 'l'ua and Coffee.  ���'lfor fre-h rn.t-.loit cpiifoe of twist  quality as follows  lava and Ar.ihHn Miiohn, por pouud .,  *"    "  i-iva and .Mocha Blend, 3 pounds   F ne Siuiut-. I poilndH    iuito- Hl'ind, 5 pounds   Our *_pis_I,il Illeiid. It iiounds ...,  Our Rio Roast, (1 pounds.....   A trial ordyr ���wljr'ir.i*-.  Saiesnioms 2  Doors   East   of   Oddfellows   BtocK.  Rnkar    .tocat  tl'  .   1 (.���  . 1 on  . 1 IK'  . 1 IT"  .   1 OO  Wast  Yard:  Foot of Hendryx htreet. Nelson  Telephone. 91        Johll    Ifae,   AgBIlt  us  %  %  %  %  Clothing-        Overcoats  Shirts Pants  Underwear    Mackinaws  Suspenders   Shoes  Gloves Mitts  Neckties  150 Suits of Clothing  At  From  20  to  50  Per  Cent  Discount  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 Tuesday,  the  19th, till Midnight on the 31st at REDUCED PRICES  Theo. Madson  m  224-226 Baker Street, Nelson.   W  ���=Siaia;aia_  WARD  BROS.  REAL ESTATE  AND  - GENERA!   INSURANCE  AGENTS  LODGE   MEETINGS.  R-'NIGHTS OK PYTHIAS���XelKOU Lodge, No, 2r.  ���-*��� Knij.ht��- of I'yrhia-,. int.etn in (. O. O. V. Hall.cornei  -Taker and Kootenay -.treetH, every Tuo-day cvoninu ��'  ' o'i'lwk vr^iriiu Knights cc-dinlls invited to attend.  T LILLIE. C. 0  R. O.JOY. K. of R. & S.  ~ KKLSON LOHOK, NO. 23. A. K\ & A. M. Meel^-  HOrund Wednesday in oach month, ScdournlnK  brothrnn ttivimd  VTKLSON L. O. U. No. lire, inuetxln  I. O. <��. K. Hall  *���'    I'ortn.r Haker and  Kootenay   Htreotn.  l_t and 3rd  l-Yiday of Uptoh month.   Vi.sitinK brethern cordially in-  */it>"d.  JOHN TOVE, W. M.      F. I. BRADLEY, Rro.Pec.  _KKIK.   Niiiiiber   il.   Kr.tiernal  Order   of  .nnvts-'vcr} M'condaiid fourth Wednesday in  ���ach iniintli in Fraternity Hull.   V*initios brethren woi  ���ome.  I    ll.V.VO. PrfwidPllt. .1. R. VVRA Y. Hrvrntary.  vrKippOY MfVKit'-"' trvtox xo. tie, W. f. of �����;_-  ��� '    .Vti-fts in nii'ier.s'iihi n rooin*i. noi-i ����*ast corner Vielorin ��'i<l Koo qna>  sli'O t��, e c y S t avmy -evening at  f* iiVf.'i-U     v isitinjr inen.b;i> ���v-elum-p-.  .tiUIK.1 WTI.K*--, A*n'y.       CHas. A. MoKAY. lJroa..  Union lire  ..���.,    .._, < _   ..    week,at 7  o'clock. In the old Oddfell'iw'.s hall nn Kootenay slri-er.  ��� ��� JAM lis COLLING. Sc-retary.  VTKLSOV  M    Rutli--  THK regular meetings of the Cariciitei-*.'  held <m   Weif-ii''Sday ex-eninu uf each  AECHITEOTS,  SWART k. CARK1K���Arc uttajit*.   RodiDJi 7att_S A-8  tdoon blonk, JBakt* *tr��si��, Ketwa.  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.  23 hj IW with impiovomcnts. south sido Vernon  ��� tu'i'i " ...       S.j000  .10 bv 120 cornet- of H.tker and Kail stieets. I'aiti-  ciilai-igiven on ,iij|i)ientinn.  2> lots vulli L-oltiiBf, is lituil at $1.. pei' month. \ric-  "tori.i itrcot    . ;. ..��3.00  2 lots with ('ullage, icnlcil nt S20 )iur month, .Slanley  stieel  ... ..,..    .. &V00  1 lots, inclnd nf,' coni'-r. 200 foot fi-untngu ��1 J'W  For Residential Property you could  not do better than invest in Fairview,  commonly known as Bogustown, especially now that the tramway is  nearly completed.  For particulars apply to above firm,  West Baker Street, Nelson.  ^fB^fgmmm ^mmmmm-f  a-^sa**"--  .^ais.*-  ���*���<__'���<__���>���  l@:  mi  Madden House  BAKER AND WARD STREETS. NKLSON  The only hotel tn Nelpon that has remained under one  management since 1890.  The bed-rooms are well furnished and   lighted by  electricity.  The dining-room Is not second to any In Kootenay.  Tho bar Is always . toeked by the best domestic and  Imported liquors and <*iKars,  THOMAS MADDEN. Proprietor,  The Tremont Hotel  IV|AL(P & TRECILLUS  PROPRIETORS  Successor to Gluis. A. Waterman & Co.  REAL ESTATE  INSURANCE AND  GENERAL AGENT  Firs' door west of Bank of  British < 'oluiiibin. bti.ld'n?.  Bai\ef St* Nelson  A.% BARROW, A.M...G.E.  PROVINCIAt LAND SURVEYOR  . Corner Viotori* ��ua i*.i*otenay Streets.  P. O. BOS. .458 -     ��� .:.;T��3___Pi_ONl. NO,. W.  \\. 0. HUME, Manager,  Tho fluent hotol in the Interior.  Large sample room..   Steam heat and electrlo light.  CORNKR OK WARD AND VERNON 8T3.. NKLPON  LarKennd well lighted Heated hj hot nil  Keiifionalilc uites Suriiplo rooriH  Klerti-inbull^and liehl m overj room  Renovated and refurnished throughout  HOTEL VICTORIA  J. V. PERKS, Piopnelor  Free nn'* mect>i all trains Daualctrtda    R   __  iroiirlvsiieeu*,u*to-*iation nB��BiJ>lUi\'B| o  V.  N'ight Gull Room in connection, for the donrcnienco of  gueHUarnvini. and dep.u Iiiik h) m-^ht train'*.  G.    HOTEL  ERIB, fcJ. G.  First-einia In every rwct. Choicest wine.*", lii}��()r-  and c_k*_8. JC'very comfort for trann ent and resident  Ifueats,  HEADQIUnTKRS FOR UNION MEN,  Headquarters fop Miners and Prospectors  THE BEST BRANDS OF  Liquors and Cigars  ALWAYS ON HAND  One of the best and most popular hotels in Nelson.  Bjg Scl^goqer  Beer or Half*  ���an*d*t~i.��ilf . ���..  IO Cts.  Always FV-esh  Always     Cool  THE BEST GLASS OT BEER IN NELSON IS  AT THE  Corner 9IHci* nnd  St__nl**y Sireitifl.  Hotel  E. J. GURBAH, Prop.  BAKER STREKT, NELSON.  JO-3EPH   CAMPBELL,   Proprietor*.  Dissolution of Copartti-rship,  The pavt.norslil'* bet ween Dr. D,  .... in ........  Forin has i-coi. uL.9ulved., ..thd ��li��so|iition  LnBitu and Dr. Alex.  .....-,  .-.   .. .. to date fiom  December 1st, iSiR All ilohu duo the firm ore i-k*. able,  to Dr. J>. D*B��,'t. and he will nay ..11 dobta of tho Brio. ���������������  '������ ��*tWL_.��tyao,0��u-*m's����ci��W��esi.'* -:   '  Heated with Hot Air and  Lighted by Electricity  Largo comfortable bodrooma and   flrst-class dining  room.  Sample rooms for commoroloi men.  E. O^CLARKE, Prop.  i*K�� oi Umi Royal Kol-t, C__s_ry.  NOTICE   Or   ASSIONMENT.  Pur-uiiit to "Creditors I'rubt Deeds Act'and aiiiendint-  AlK  "-���olicc i. heiohj pun that, 1 hnrnas Stnnley Iluni-  ihrcj-ianl John vvf-ninncc I'irfock, trtdiii^ mder the  tit in n iiiic uf Huniiihrc}- & Pit tuck at in_rchaiitfl on  Hokei -tici't, Sol-on '<utiK'i C'oluinhui. have hy deed  in-iii iiik ditti1 Uio '-Ih da- of De, cmbi i, 18*)-}, ass gnwl all  their pcif-oiial e*s afe <nedlta undutr-cis(bath Pititner-hip  and piiMiit.) uliiUi nun i,o f. Id under e\ccuU< n n1 all  then i rn I i stale Ibuth lvrtrtiic",liip in,d private) to  Wi bsur lurtrrmn Ti ��.<s of IheCitj ofXelwn, Hntish  Lulu-iil-ia. c nliactur, in 11u*-t ai irn-iec for credit-as  (fmlh imrlni1 ship and nnwite) for the pnipceof distn-  i>iuic'ii atnon -.' the ���*inl cieditois-.ti coming to law.  'Hi'--laid di-rd uf 1-p-u.nin nt %.a->c\ecnt d b\ the Mud  Th ma-, *-p|anle.*. ilmnphiei ���* nud Jp-hn Wtdsiance Pu-  tocU itnd In tlie--aul m cb-.ter Foitiuan Tr_\es on tho  -aid 12llidn> of    ccembe   1VJ-I.  And flintier take notice tint a meeting of tho ��ii<_  i rt-diroi i vill be held a tlie oittro of Gallilicr p��t WlNon,  -i lienor*', linker s*tu " l \tl~on. 13 C . on Ftidav the 2itnl  'Inj of 1. runbir. lS'lt), at the hpiit of two oClock In the  uftci noon  "11 l i ilitirs are requurd on oi before the,3oth dnj of  Doiimhp lS-i-l to flic tin ii claim*, with the ttnste--, dulj  l��io*-i_d n-i pro\ id��.d bj tlii><.iid a< IMatinp; tlie ninounc  >ind nntuie thcrent, llic ti.itine ofaio socuii j liuld by  rlitin ui d the chpi-acteryf lubilitj therctf, and'the ralti-  ali n ph-cil th- r> on.  In di fault of the said tru-tee receiving; *-atisfi-crorj*  ptont tlaieof un.\ ciedit-i i. liillih- 'o lmv��j Iur claim  haired. WEBSrKK buHEilAN TRAVES,  Trustep.  O u.LiiiEn & Wiijsov, S lienors.  rut. it *<t NoIwjm, 13. C, Uu8 13th day ot Decsuabar,  AM^ 1899.  JS&,., THE TKTBOTE: NELSOJiT, B. C., TUESDAY, DECEMBERVl^; "1899.  20 per Cen t Discount  c  jn ordzr to reduce, our stock previous to stock taking we have concluded to offer a discount of 20 per cent for cash on all goods in the drug line, with the exception of Patent and  Proprietary Medicines, until Saturday, the 23rd instant. These goods are not old and  shov worn, but on the contrary they are all fresh new goods, purchased in the best markets  and cannot be excelled.  W. F. TEETZEL c�� CO.  Corner Baker and Josephine Streets  Nelson, B. C.  Wholesale and Retail Druggists  and Dealers in Assayers1 Supplies  :_v_la_s  IMIA.  NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY YOUR CHRISTMAS GIFTS.  TIES  TIES      TIES       TIES       TIES       TIES      TIES  We have a n-agniflcent range of lliccegnod*j in Puff's. Hun-'kerchiefs, and Flowing ends, in all the very  lati-st colors aiid mucins, right from the best Uin.idiun and American miukcs, andatpn csthat  dirfj  cuinpetuiipii.  STLK HANDKERCHIEFS  SILK HANDKERCHIEFS  The very finest aimlitics, In white and colored, with initialed corners, at the very lowest prices.  ���ta"  GLOVES  GLOVES  GLOVES  GLOVES  GLOVES  SEE OUR SPECIAL LINES AT ��1.   ITS A TREAT.  UNDERWEAR  UNDERWEAR  UNDERWEAR  Great assortment of these poods direct. fi*"m the mnnufnc'urcrs. including Wright's Fa**"ous Health  Brand in tteec- lined. Call and sec ihcm an ' get prices. You "ill be convinced that they are second  in nunc. Wi"alsi)ha\*eitlai-g-sli*ckofclothii*g, booth,-hoes and ever*, thing el-e that men' itc-im-e,  ���which \vi-nrc 8-lIiiHtatsperi.il i educed prices din inn ihe h lida,. s. Come and get your hbare of tae  best bargains in ihe very beat und Litest goods ever dis, Uyccl in X- Uon.  J. A-  GILKER,  The  Furnisher.  21,3-215   HIICR   BT-T-'KI".  SMALL SHOES r��r HWlc chap8'"  STRONG SHOES for stl,rdy boys  STYLISH SHOES '��������"��*��  DAINTY SHOES\tw mi6A^s  ELEGANT SHOES for their mothers  COMFORTABLE  FOOTWEAR  c    .   -       ~      We stand back of our Shoes  * They are made in such a' way, from such stock, that tliere is no excuse for anything but satisfaction  AVe have a larger-stuck than you usually see und lower prices for tlie same quality,  than you ever run across * - -  Shoes to fit all feet," in styles to suit every fancy, at price, mowed down to a minimum..  Neeiands' Shoe Emporium  BAKER ,-TRKET, XF.LSOX  Established in Nelson in 1880.  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 purcnastd solely forthe holiday trade--and they will-  be sold, even if at SACRIFICE PRICES. CalP early and make  selections.  A   LIST   OF   THE   GOODS,  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, Dtssert Spoons, Tea Spcons, in 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  be sold.   All engraving free of charge. ' *       '-.-,���;.".  240-242 Baker Street, Nelsoi),  FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE  NELSON CIGAR CO.  If you would enjoy  a flesh and f.!i_Tnnt  ���woke dun t forget tho  Cabinet keeps them  Proprietor.  TO FREIGHTERS AND PACKERS  GREAT REDUCTION  COAt  9.65  CROW'S  NBTCOAL  $8.15  ___>j_o-__..*r*vr bred  21  PACK MULES,       6 WORK MULES.  4 SADDLE HJRSES.  The ndve'-tiser is prepared tos 11 these animals in cine  hit or in lots to ��n_t purchaser. The e are excellent  niiilr-', in (food comiiri'-naiid well br^t-en. They ean be  hi'Ci i*t iji-p-ir I.oa> Ranch, ICatnloops. The advertiser  ��� an also f urulsh, if dost, cd, apai cjoes,.slei_:li-i or wagons.  TELEPHONE    f��     11/     Uf/icf  Mr   Cf\    \ Reply to  T.   GRAHAM,  3��J V��    ff ��    ��9 Wli  %X*   \J\J, ] p0 j|OX705( Vanesuror.  LOCAL NEWS IN BRIEF.  The miners' union of Nelson will meet  every Saturday night hereafter, inst. a-1  of every second Saturday  as  heretofore.  Percy Goepel, who has been with the  Albion Iron Works, Victoria, for two  years, is at home, where he will, remain  until after the holidays.  Miss Palmer, who has had much experience iu kindergarten work, will open  a school in the -English Church schoolroom on January 2nd. She has a'lready  twenty pupils on her list, and the. school  promises tp be a success from the start.  Of the 1000 receipts printed for use bythe weighmaster of the city scales, all  but 20-odd have been used. The fir_t  load was weighed about the middle of  October, which shows that an average of  500 loads a month are weighed. A fairly  good investment for the city.  The entertainment for the fund'for the  widows and orphans of the soldiers killed  in South Afiica promises to be a great  success. It will be given at the opera  liouse on the night of the 2ist.  Through the instrumentality of constable Forrester and Dr. Keller of Ymir,  an unfortunate man named Lincoln  Rees was turned over to the city police  on Saturday evening. The medical man's  opinion was that Rees wassulferitig from  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  ��� orrnoney refunded.  PATENAUDE BROS.  BAKER STREET.  Watchmakers, Nelson, B. C.    '.  Save Your Dollars  Bj^ Buying your goods from us all this  - week and we will 8.ive you di'liars. Your  special attention is called to our large assortment of taen's, boy'*., and children's  clothing, furnishings and shoes.  QUAUTY THE BEST���PRICES THE L0WEST.r  .Baker-Street,   Opposite Queen's Hotel.  BRGWN&eOr  Prescriptions  The purity of the drugs and medicine, administered to ihe patient in the most essential element  In lifts successful treatment of di.easo. Prescriptions aro compounded by us from ahsoluiely puro  driiKs in perreei* condition, und the physician's  . Bkill will not bo nullified by yld aud impotent  drugs.   Our stock of requisites for  THE TOILET  THE NURSERY  THE SICK ROOM  Arc complete  .....* Your patronage solicited  NURSES* DIRECTORY  For tho convenience ofnurses and physicians, we have  established a NurKes'.Directory-, and in.order io have it  complete; request ull.nii.ne8 to send in or call and leave  their names and addresses.        ....  .- / ..DISPENSING CHEMIST.  - Telephone) 145        *     P. 6. Box 225 / Bilker Street -  Mall orders'pr'yiiiptly-attond'ed to.  Nelson Business College  Will Op.n on Wednesday, January 3rd, 1900.  Bookkeeping, Shorthand, Typewriting and Up-to-date  Busine.is Methods Taught Expeditions!'! and  Thoroughly,   l'rct-eo t Si-aeo Limited.  Regi-tcr Karly.  NIGHT   CUSSES   FOR   BUSY   PEOPLE  Will be openi'd in m 'd >atCly* In ^''ditii. ii to the regular  branches,a el-ss iu tiriiiinr/ work WlIJ be fofoied for  those whose early, opjiortu-iitie-i have been lus. Te.ms  reasonable,   for furtlier itiforuiaiiod apply to  Will open her Kinder-  Kin ten and primary sehop 1  in the English chu ch  schpol room on the 2id  of January. 1901). Foil-cms and all particular*, apply to MISS PALM Fit,  At residence uf Mrs. J. It. ttoLortscm, JUnKcrStroet VV��_*.  scarlet. fever, bronchitis aud was also  threatened with pneumonia. Gliief JaT-  vis was forced to put the sick man in the  city lockup until his case could be  diagnosed. Local medical men pronounced it a ease of measles and Rees was taken to a private hospital. The lockup has  since been fumigated.  W. J. Anderson, travelling passenger  agent C.P.R., left yesterday for Toronto,  where he will spend some three weeks.  Rumor has it that Mr. Anderson will be  a principal in an interesting ceremony  shortly after his arrival in the east.  Letters of administration Avere yesterday granted by judge Form to Neil McLeod in the estate of Margaret McLeod,  deceased.   Several Mining Deals Registered.  The result of the negotiations in several important mining deals have been  filed at the mining recorder's oflice. The  Juno Gold Mining Company's claims on  Morning mountain have been bonded to  M. S. Logan of Montreal, who represents  eastern capitalists, at $20,000. The bond  covers a period of 17 months, and the  document bears the signatures of J. M.  Ness, Horatio McDonald, Thomas Ren-  dell and D. T. Mowat, representing the  vendors.  The sale of three-eighths interest in  the Original group, near Erie, is registered. The property passes from J. L.  Parker to J. B. D.ibney, of Spokane. Mr.  Dabuey was in the city yesterday.  The Big Duluth and Alice properties  at Salmo have been sold to G. B. Chis-  holm, Avho acts for the Britisli America  Consolidated Company in the deal.  BUSINESS  MENTION.  Suitable for  Furnished house for rent-  s-nall family.   Apply at Tribune I'tHce.  For Sale���Twelve  second-hand  wood-  burning stoves with pipes.  Apply at Phair hotel.  Goods atHalf Price  We still have some go-">ds left from  the bankrupt stock purchased at  Sandon at a low rate on the dollar,  and consequently we can defy  competition.    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .  HERE ARE A FEW OF OUR PRICES.  Dress goods fancy mixtures, regular price  $1.75, sale price $1.  Dress goods, fancy mixture, regular price  Sl.50, sale price 75.cents.  Dress goods, fancy mixture, regular price  75'eents, sale price 40 cents.   *     .-���    -  Table Damask at 25.ci.i_ts per yard."    ,.  Children's? wool hose at 10 cents per pair.  Ladies' flannellette wrappers at $1.25.,  Black   Henrietta,   worth  75  cents,  sale  priceoO cents.-  Black  Henrietta,  worth   50   cents,  sale  ,   price 35 cents.  Pink flannelette 7 cents per yard.  Ladies' fancy -blouses, velvet collars, regular price $1.50, sale.price 80 cents.  Miner's  shoes,  regular price  $3.00,  sale  price $1.50.  Overalls,* regular  price  $1.00, sale  price  50 cents.  Oxford shirts, regular price $1.25, sale  price 50 eent.s.  Men's tweed suits, regular price $12.50,  sale price $7.00.  Men's heavy-all-wool tweed pants, rugu-  hir price $3.50, sale price $2.00.  For want of space we are going out  of ladies' and children's footwear,  and will clear these off at cost . . .  Hegular Pale  Pric".       Price.  Ladies* Oxford shoes $1.75   $1.00  Ladies'- strap shoes. . -1,75��� 1.00  Ladies' kid button shoes.-..   2.00      1.25  Ladies'kid button shoes    3.00      2.00  Children's shoes    1.00        50  The Balance of our ladies' capes  and jackets at less than cost.   All '  other goods in our store at greatly  reduced prices   toves!  WE HAVE THE FINEST LINE OF  Coal Heaters  EVER DISPLAYED IN KOOTENAY"DISTRICT  SOLE AGENTS FOR THE FAMOUS  Cole's Hot Blast Heater  %s'i*^!Si5r ��� *'  Our claims for this heater is that it is adapted  to any kind of coal, CROW'S NEST, LETH-  BRIDGE, of 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.  J"  \  \  H. Byers & Co.  NELSON KASLO SANDON  *��_-  t* ���  1  A. Ferland k Co.  KIjUOT BLOCK, RARER STRKKT. NKLSON.  "  ���*.��  ROYAL SEAL AND  KOOTENAY BE3LLE  OiixAlio. ,.   .      ..,,   ���,      ��      _  UNION   W! ADS  fflanfg. Co.  NVIann. Briri-h rnlnmhlii.  Miss Palmer  AINSWORTH   LICENSE   DISTRICT.  Notice 1^ hereby liven that the undcreifincd person  ha-i made ajiplli-ntion, under tho provisions of the "Liquor i.icens' Act." 1899, for a hotel license at the place set  opposite to his name,.  D. Maglio, at 'Duncan City.  A meeting of the Boird o_ License Commissioners oi.  the AiiiBiv r h t.icftns-! District, will bo held, ����. cuiisi.der  such apiilievtioli, at the Uouit House, at tlit* Citv of  I?mK ��a Friday, the twent j -ninth day of Ltcember,  13.9, at tho hour of eljflit oV.loek iii tho atte* noon  WM. H. BULLOCK-WhillS EK,  chior i_iccii.�� Xs_s_/_ctcr.  Kelson, U. C, 131U December, l��yy.  WEHAVESTOVES  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 desigrns), Enamelled Handle Dippers, Pudding Dishes, Tea Kettles, etc.,  and the only place you can get them is  LAWRENCE   HARDWARE   GO.  mas   Xmas  A COMPLETE LINE OF FANCY BISCUITS AND CAKES  4.  FIGS  CRANBERRIES  DATES  MAPLE SYRUP  PLUM PUDDING  HO-bY. IN COMB  DRIED.FRUIT  NEW CURRANTS, CLEANED  NEW SULTANA RAISINS, CLEANED  NEW VALENCIAS. GLEAMED  NEW LONDON LAvER KAISINS, 5, 10, and  201b. BOX-S.  NEW PEELS, ASSORTED ENGLISH  MIXED NUTS ���  APPLE   CIDER  All the Necessnries Fop  Your XriMs Diiniep  MINCE   MEAT  GRAND   DISPLAY   OF   CROCKERY   AND    GLASSWARE.    THE  LARGEST   STOCK    IN   KOOTENAY.  Kirkpatpiek _&_ Wilson  P.O. Bl'X K. & W.  B\KKR pSTKEET.  TELEPHONE 10.  o. &  B. Plum Pudding        Delhi Preserves in Glass  Table Raisins       Japanese Oranges  Navel Oranges .     Elme Figs    ,  ur Stock is Now  ete  y^y^N'GfelSH'-l-H'&t^Ey?  Baker Street,'  - Kalsoa.    - p  M.'D.es'B '& Co,  Removal-  We beg to announce to qui* many patrons tliat we have removed to  our hew .quarter- in the Houston Blot-k; the big increase in the  volume of our business forcing us "to peek larger iircnii.**es. Thanlc-  the people for the patronage accorded us in the past, in anticipation  of an increase eif this custcjm. iu the future, we retuain, llieirs to  command in all lines of groceries.  Houston Block, Baker Streot  John A.  ARRIVED IN NELSON  InGliidSng Segranfs 2, 4, and 7 year old Ry-In Barrels.     Goodcrhatti & Worts' Rye in Cap. s,  SeKftviu 8 cilar, 'iSRyo and White Wlieiit WUi-Jky ia Caspe..    Walkoi-'a Club Hye In Casts.  A. 11. OriAV, Kootenay __geat  Mclson, B. C.  R. P. RITHET & CO,  _____


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