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Array ��iB*ct&z?~H_i''~tt2rr _ "%.�����  *  J*  MUCH OPINION AND FEW FACTS  About the Situation in South Africa.  Loxnox, December 29.���Sir Henry  Spencer Wilkinson, the Morning Post  military expert, in a review of the situation today, says: "Tlie time has apparently arrived Por the nation to insist  upon the admission into the cabinet of a  military minister empowered to veto any  proposals detrimental to tlie successful  prosecution of the war, and also that the  administration of the army should be  placed wholly in the hands of a tried  military administration."  Loxdo.v, December 21).���A corespondent  of tho Standard at Lorenzo Marquee,  says: "Delagoa Hay id the residence of  ilerr Pott, a Hollander, who is consul  general for tho Transvaal and consul for  tho Netherlands. Pott is the principal  between Pretoria and Dr. Leyds, in  Et-rope. He controls the Netherlands  railway through the Transvaal and ia the  head of the Transvaal customs. Ho is  also head of the Dutch East Africa Company and has the car of the Portuguese  government as well as tlie chief of (.-ach  department. It is openly asserted that  Pott has a private wire to the frontier  and knows 21 horns before others what it.  happening. About him gather all the  other consuls, the Portuguese oflicials and  the German forwarding agents. Tf Delagoa Bay is closed the Boers will retaliate  by raiding Portuguese territory.  Loxdox, December 29.���The Standard  says : "No credit should be given to the  rumor from Berlin, of a secret Anglo-  German-Portugue.*��e treaty for the partition of the colonics of Portugal."  Chihvk.-ky Ca.mi', December 27.���A  heavy Boer gun, on Buluwhana hill, fired  steadily on Ladysmith tlnoughout the  ���morning. Ladysmith did not respond.  The enemy having been detected again  attempting to move their trenches facing  general Buller, the Britisli heavy guns  opened upon them and the Boers scampered back into the hills. The British  patrols sightetl-i--<">..ni)emy iu force on our  extreme left. Nine Boers were killed in  a skirmish that followed, and six Boer  wagons were captured.  '^OA  ^<&,  PRTDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 29,  1899.  PUBLISHED AT NELSON, BRITISH COLUMBIA.  DAILY (BY MAIL) $5 A YEAR; WEEKLY,   $?.  rive the department will have in  all probability   100   samples   for    the   British  Columbia section at Paris.     The  exhibit  will   include   samples   from   practically  every creek in the  province, the  largest  nugget weighing a little more  than four  ounce*-, and being  valued  at  $(51.    This  was from Storm  creek in Cariboo.    The  consignment receivod  today  from  Cariboo was a most welcome one to the  Minister of Mines, because, unlike  most  of  the samples forwarded, it was a gift, and  will afterwards havo a place in  the  provincial cabinet of minerals.    It was from  manager J.  B.  J robson  of  the  Cariboo  Consolidated  Hydraulic   Company,   and  includes   one    gold    nugget   valued  at  $1."5.10, two ounces  of coarse  gold  from  the bedrock stratum   in  channel, $32.40 ;  two ounces of amalgamated  gold  from  the sluices, $18; two ounces  of amalgamated gold, $32.00; and  two  ounces  of  platinum,   osmium,  irridium.      He  also  forwarded from  the   Horsefly mine  700  grains  of gold  recovered  from  cement  crushed   in    tlie   10-stamp mill,   valued  at $24.50.   CHURCHILL  RECEIVES OVATION  r  Curling Club Divides into Einks.  A meeting of the Nelson Curling Club  took place at the Hotel Phair last night  for the purpose of selecting skips and  dividing the members into rinks. The  schedule of rinks was drawn up as  follows:  No. 1.���J. Tt. Robertson, skip; J. Houston, .1. L. Stocks, captain Duncan.  No. 2.���!<\ Fletcher, skip: F. Klliott, J.  P. AVeir, H. W. Pollock.  No, 3.���J. Dover, skip; II. J. Evans, A.  O. Gamble, J. Campbell.  No. 4.���Dr. Hawkey, skip; C. Morrison,  R. L. Cockrane, O. Hillyer. '  No. 5.���A. Carrie, skip : J. Lawrence,  .F. McKenzie, P. Irwin.  No. (S.--F. W. Peters, skip ; J. M.'Lay,  T. .7. .Sims, B. Wilson.  No. 7.���Judge Form, skip ; T. Lillie. A.  11. Buchanan, R. lledlcy,  No. 8.���B. Walley, skip: 11. S. King-  horn, J. Vanstone, O. D. .1. Christie.  No. 0.���G. C. Hodge, skip; .7. 11. Fox,  W. Lillie, E. J. Smith.  NO. 10.���W. M. Rid ..rdson, skip; U,  Hume, Dr. Armstrong, T. Madson.  No. 11.���F. A Tamblyn, skip; A. A.  Perrier, R. J. Hamilton, A. W. Blaney.  No. 12.���\V. W. Beer, *-.kip; JI. Goodeve, R. Weir, Dr. Arthur.  No. 13.���N. F. McLeod, skip; W. A.  Galliher, C. Archibald, W. A. Macdonald.  No. 14.���J. Rae, skip: J. Thompson, A.  Jeffs, W. Grassey.  No. 15.���II. R. Cameron, skip ��� J. Campbell, S. Brydges, C. Prosser,  No, 10.���P. .J. Russell, skip;   G.   Steele,  1). Porter, C. Wilson.  _  "No. 17.���I*. Lamoi't, skip-~Dr. "Ilall, F.  J. Bradley, li. A. Grcas-e.  No. 18.���J. H. Wallace, skip: \V. F.  Anderson, S. Neelands, S. Shaw.  Bridges Should be Built.  Fred Williamson arrived in Nelson today from the headwaters of Kettle river,  wheie he has niining interests, lie intends to take in two tons of supplies for  the winter. He also calls attention tothe  fact that there are three or four streams  on tho Fire Valley trail that must be  bridged if Nelson is to hold the trade of  that country. .When the streams are  swollen they are-not fordable, and supplies then come from Vernon. Mr. Williamson i.*" of opinion that the board of  trade should take up the matter with the  government and have tho bridges built  befoie the high water in the spring.  Trouble Straightened Out.  An agreement was filed yesterday at  the mining recorder's oflice between D.  A. McKenzie, D. A. Cameron, and W.  Blanchfield, all of Ymir, by wliich the  affairs of the Meadowlark mineral claim  arc straightened out. There was a difference of opinion among the parties  which is arranged by the terms of the  agreement.   Placer Gold for Paris.  Victoria, December 28.���The department of mines has dispatched 71 eases of  gold specimens to Ottawa to be forwarded to the Paris exposition. These  complete the collection made by the department so far, with the exception of a  generous donation which arrived this  morning from Cariboo. Some samples  are still expected from the Forty-third  company of Omineca, and from tiie St.  Anthony company, and when these ar-  Lull in Military Operations.  Durhax, Natal, December 28.���Winston Churchill, on arriving here after his  escape from the Boers, received an ovation. He says that from conversations  with members of the Transvaal executive  at Pretoria he learned that the Boers began the war with trepidation, but that  president Kruger is now confident Great  Britain will sue for peace. Jn the highest Transvaal circles, Mr. Churchill asserts, there is serious talk of a compromise by which Great Britain would cede  the territory now occupied by the enemies of the two republics, pay an indemnity of ��20.000,000 and acknowledge the  complete independence of the Transvaal.  Loxdox, December 21)���1.40 a. m.���During the continued lull in the military  operations in South Africa the papers  are filled Avith letters and articles criticising the government and the campaign,  aud suggesting i emedies, improvements  and alterations in the plans, and the like.  The Times complains of needless censorship and concealment. It cites the fact  tliat-nothing has yet transpired to show  how. general Gatacre came to lose 600  -men at Stormberg, The dispatches from  the front represent the Boers as in a nervous condition aud in constant dread of  the British advance, but this is possibly  an exaggeration. A correspondent of  the Daily News at Frere camp announces  that a tramway is being constructed  from the railway to a hill commanding  the Boer position, aud that along this  the British, will convey heavy guns.  Cape Town dispatches complain of inadequacy of hospital arrangements. It  is now estimated tliat the war will cost  at least ��00,000,000 and it is suggested  that the sinking fund of the national  debt should be suspended for five or six  years in order to defray the cost.  Molineux Case Becomes Exciting.  New York, December 28.���Intense interest is now lent to the trial of Roland  I.. Molineux because of the appearance  on the witness stand of Harry S, Cornish,  to whom the poison which killed Mrs.  -Adams was sent-throngh-the mails.��� Cornish told today of the receipt of the famous silver holder and bottle of poison,  and reviewed the story of Mrs. Adams'  death by the supposed "bromo seltzer,"  which he liad administered to her when  she was ill. Just as Cornish's testimony  was beginning to be interesting the recorder adjourned the case until tomorrow morning.  Severe Gale on East Atlantic.  Loxdox, December 28.���Severe gale*.,  rains and snowstorms are reported in the  mountains of Ireland. At Nenagh, near  the Nenagh river, a landslide, followed  by a rush of water, swept away two farmhouses with tlieir occupants. Much  damage has been done to other propOrty,  Quhicxstowx, December 28.���There is  no abatement in the force of the gale,  which has been raging here for hours.  The Dominion line steamer Sew England, from Boston for Liverpool, was unable to land her mails. ' Several barges  have foundered in Queenstowu harbor,  aud the clubhouse of the Royal Cork  Yacht Club is half wrecked.  Boer Tactics are Changing.  Loxdox, December 29.���A dispatch to  the Daily Mail from Pieterinaritzburg,  dated Saturday, December 23rd, says:  "Every day reveals some new fact regarding the strength of the Boer position  at Coienso. Thanks to the services of  continental officers, the character of the  campaign has changed. We are no longer  fighting a foe who relief; upon guerilla  tactics, but we have io deal with what is  rapidly becoming a disciplined army, enjoying the advantages of knowing the  country, and of selecting the scene of  contest without the burdens of a cumbersome commissariat."  THE MININC AND LOCAL NEWS  Of the Slocan Lake Country.  Ni_w Dexvi.r, December 27.���It is announced that a meeting of the Conservatives of this vicinity will be held here  next Wednesday night. The main object of the assemblage is for the endorsa-  tion of the leadership of the party in  British Columbia by Charles Wilson of  Vancouver. Request for the meeting  came from Nelson.  The meeting of the mine owners called  for today at Sandon has been postponed  till Friday.  Born in New Denver ou Christmas day,  to Mrs. S. Rose, a daughter. On the 27th  to Mrs. Frank H. Bourne, a son.  Next week Murdock McLean expects to  have the new bunkhouse at the Enterprise completed. It is a three-story  building and well fitted up for the men,-  one of the conveniences being a bathroom.  Things are in good shape at the California, the men reporting ore iu sight in  all the main working**.. The long crosscut tunnel has been driven 100 feet, with  155 feet still to be run to catch the vein.  Preparations are being made by the  Northwest Mining Syndicate to move the  general offices of the Bosun company to  the   new   buildings at  the mine.  A contract Jitis been entered into by  the Arlington for the rawhiding to the  lake of 150 tons of ore for shipment. Two  or three carloads of this amount is now  ou the dump at the mine, and it promises good net returns. Tliere is a promising showing of ore on the property,  from which chute the shipments will be  made early next month, or so soon as the  snow will permit. A full force of men is  being steadily employed.  The Antoiue has been granted permission to run a tunnel through the Tom  Aloore ground to tap their own lead.  Following is a list of the records at the  local government office since its establishment, particular attention being called to  the amount of money paid in this year in  lieu of work:  - Casli Paul   Ccrtifi-  Coitifi-  in lieu  cite** of  ��� Locations  C<lt C'J  of  Improve  Kecoidi'd  of WOI*  _        .VO!*k  ments  Oct .1 lo Deo 31,  'Ut      H'l  1t  l.S'fi   . .      lil.i     *  _(!_  ,... >  . -    '     i  ��� 189;.   -      .PSOt-  ' ..   .4U-  .....  . . - _ ���o(|  1S9I      273  :ax  4  isa,.   C'l  .11  ?! *_fU)  1:1  ISiXi   .     IW,  ��>Sli  I'MI  ii  1897   ...   ns1)  !N.  'JIM  97  1898          .-.nt  78!  37(H)  !Xi  Jan 1 to Dec 18,  t.)    :'.)'  771  3000  80  Total     ,V).")9  1)78  ^SMi  3.0  CANADA  SECURES  GOOD  MEN  ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE RALIY  Details of Reception to Conservative" Leader.  A committee of Conservatives met yesterday to complete the details of the  reception to be tendered sir Charles  Tupper on liis arrival in the city today.  The Conservative leader reaches here  from Rossland on the J1 o'clock C. P. R.  train. A deputation Avill be in waiting at  the" depot to greet him, and extend a  hearty welcome to Nelson. Sir Charles  will be escorted tothe Hotel Phair, which  will be his headquarters for the day.  During the afternoon he will informally  receive all visitors to the hotel, aud  citizens will be introduced by prominent  local members of the party.  The mass meeting takes places at 8  o'clock in the evening at the opera house.  Sir Charles will be escorted from the  Phair to the opera house by the city  band. Special arrangements have been  made to enable ladies to attend the  meeting, the first two rows in the balcony  being reserved for their use. The stage  entrance will be for ladies only. W. A,  Macdonald will preside and the opening  speech is to be made by Charles Wilson,  Q.C. Following this an address will be  presented to sir Charles Tupper, who will  then address the meeting. Sir Charles  Ilibbcrf Tupper accompanies his father,  but will take no active part in the proceedings.  The Conservative leader's party will  leave at 11 o'clock, after the meeting, for  Fernie, where sir Charles Tupper is  announced to speak. Meetings will subsequently be held at Maeleod and Lefch-  bridge.    LOCAL   NEWS   IN   BRIEF.  Political News From Ottawa.  Ott.** wa, December 28.-���The Imperial  authorities have cabled acceptance of  Canada's offer of a postal corps of five  for service in South Africa.  Ottawa, December 28,���The minister  of militia has accepted "the offer of captain Howard, of Gatling gun fame to  accompany the second contingent to  South Africa. lie will have charge of a  Maxim gun, equipped on a light carriage,  which will allow of its being galloped  into and out of action with the mounted  rifles.  ���Ott AW A,-December -28:���It  is-under--  stood here that colonel  Steele will command  the western  squadron to accompany the second contingent.  Ottawa, December 28.���High authority says the Dominion parliament will  assemble February first.  Ottawa, December 28.���The cabinet is  in session today, and is understood to be  dealing with the question of the date of  assembling parliament. It is understood  the date will be about January 23th or  February 1st, at the latest.  Qukui.c, December 2S.���The electors of  Quebec Jiast are urging the claims of  tlieir local member, the honorable .1.  Sheyn for the vacant senatorship, cau��ed  by the death of senator J'rice.  Rossland Freight.  In order to secure more prompt handling of less than carload lots of freight  destined to Rossland, it has been decided  to load special ears at Nelson on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday of each  week. Thus a shipment delivered at the  Nelson freightshed before 1 p. m. on  Tuesday will bo ready for delivery at  Rossland Thursday morning. In order  that shipments may go forward promptly, shippers are particularly requested to  deliver same at freightshed not later than  4 o'clock Tuesdays, Thursdays and pSat-  urdays.  Big Payment Made in Greenwood.  O1.EKXW000, December 28��� [.Special to  The Tribune],���Today the second payment of twenty-five thousand dollars Mas  made on the Snowshoe mine iu Greenwood camp, which is under bond to Anthony J. McMillan for seventy thousand  dollars. It is owned by Robert Wood,  Thomas McDonnell and Robert Denzler of  Greenwood.  ��� On Wednesday night the officers of  Nelson Lodge A. F. & A. M. for the ensuing term were installed,by Dr. Quin-  lan, representing the grand lodge. The  new officers are: S. P. Shaw, W.M.; Fred  Irvine, S.W.; H. E.' Cannon, J.W.; W.  Pollard, treasurer; G. Johnstone, secretary ; Dr. LaBau, D.D.; R. W. Day, J.D.;  J. A. Kirkpatrick, S.S.; J. A. Dewar, J.S.;  H. Crandon, J.G.; W. Maltby, Tyler.  F. McLeod, the Baker street barber,  appeared before police magistrate Crease  yesterday 011 the charge of violating the  _Sa4$ay*vcl��sm_. bylaw. He was assessed  $20 and costs. 'The information was  laid by W. S. Belleville.  A New Year's service will be held at  St. Paul's Presbyterian church on Monday morniug at 11 o'clock. A feature of  the service will be the special music.  There will be a meeting" of the members of the carpenters' union at the old  Oddfellows' hall on Kootenay street, tonight nt 7:30 o'clock. All members of  the union are urged to be in attendance.  At the last annual convention of .he  Kootenay Teachers' Association it was  resolved that the meeting for 1000 should  be held in Rossland early in January.  Owing to unaA'oidablo circumstances the  committee find it impossible to arrange  this meeting, and have, with the consent  of the education department, postponed  it until April, when it is intended to hold  it in Rossland at the same time as the  Provincial Teachers* Association is in  session iu Victoria. The committee trust  that a large number of teachers and  -friends-interested - in���education���will���be-  able to attend at that ti-ue. As a consequence the public school at Nelson will  be opened on Monday, January Sth.  A meeting of the presbytery of Kootenay took place yesterday, Rev. R. Frew  presiding as moderator. The presbytery  sustained a call from the Fernie church to  Jtev. J. Gordon, and that clergyman will  be inducted in his new charge toward tho  end of January. Rev. Mr, Gordon is a  recent graduate of Queen's 1'niversity,  Kingston.  A case of eggs was left uncovered on  Baker street Wednesday night, and yesterday morning a dozen business places  testified to the fact that some parties unknown had indulged in target practice.  Tho office of the Venus Gold Mining  Company, Limited, will be located in the  premises occupied by the Nelson Coke  tind Gas Company.  An order lias been made by judge  Forin transferring the case of Thurston  vs. Tattersall to the supreme court. The  matter at issue involves the payment of  commissions on the sale of the Chapleau  mineral claim.  About a hundred guests enjoyed the  hospitality of Mrs. K_ 0. Clarke, of tho  Queen's hotel, last night at a social  dance. The dining room wtis handsomely decorated for the occasion, and  the floor was in splendid condition. Professor Stealer's orchestra supplied a  choice repertoire of -.election*-. Luncheon  wtis served during the evening, and the  dance was thoroughly enjoyable in every  respect.  D. R. Eaton, who litis been interested in  various mining properties about Nelson  during the past two years, lias been  accepted for the seeond Canadian con  tingent for service in South Africa. Mr.  Eaton was formerly a lieutenant  in the  Ninety-Third Cumberland infantry, aud  secured a first class certificate from the  Royal School of Infantry at Fredericton,  New Brunswick. His brother has also  secured a vacancy on the contingent. Mr.  Eaton leaves tonight for Calgary, and  will be attached to the mounted infantry  detachment.  A meeting of the executive of the  Kootenay Curling Associatiation takes  place at the Phair this afternoon, when  officers for the ensuing year will be  elected. Delegates are expected from  Jvaslo, Sandon and Rossland. The conditions under which the Paisons trophy  are to be played for will also be discussed.  Ten men were laid off at the Granite  mine today, pending changes in the  machinery.  F. Stevenson, formerly with the C.P.R.  Telegraph Company, has moved his family to Rossland and will reside there this  winter.  W. J. Simpson, proprietor of the  Greenwood hotel, is at the Sherbrooke,  the guest of his brother-in-law, J. Sturgeon.  MANSFIELD   MAKES   A   DEAL  38,000 Excelsior Shares Bring $76,500.  Ernest Mansfield completed a deal yesterday which, so far as cash outlay is  concerned, is one of the biggest ever made  iu Nelson. Por the last week he has been  negotiating for the purchase of 38,000  shares of the Excelsior Gold Mines of  British Columbia, Limited, a Loudon  company at present operating the Joker  and Derby groups at Camp Mansfield.  These shares were part of the purchase  price on the bond taken on the propei ties  in August last. The original owners of  the claims were G. W. Taylor, A. G. Lambert and Robert McGregor. The last  named received $3500 on December 20th,  with a further payment of $15,000 due on  February 1st for the purchase of 10,500  shares, his interest in the group. Taylor  aud Lambert yesterday received $8000  and are to receive $44,000 , on February  1st as payment for 27,000 shares. The  original owners made presents of " 400  shares and 100 shares to parties in Nelson  .who today received $1000 and $250~res��-  peetively for their holding's.  Rene Laudi, the purchaser, has made  heavy investment!, up at the new camp,  and development work is being pushed;  good results are being obtained on the  workings. By next May the veins will  have beeu tapped at depth by the present  crosscut tunnels now being driven for tlie  purpose. Tlie acquiring of thin large  block of shares will practically give Rene*  Laudi and liis friends control of the  Excelsior company. Mr, Mansfield is also  a large shareholder. He loaves Nelson  about January 15th for ~Se\v Zealand to  acquire four miles of dredging ground for  his London and French friends. He expects to return here the latter end of  March, or the beginning of April, when  he will probably go to London for a few  weeks, returning again in June, with some  of his associates.  Mr. Boie, the foreman on the mine, will  handle the payroll and superintend the  work during Mr. Mansfield's absence.  Messrs.-Taylor and Haunington-and-thc  Bank of British Columbia will have the  responsibility of his business affairs. The  Joker and Derby were Taylor and Lambert's first venture in British Columbia :  they have made money.  Brown has Left for the War,  "Tom" Brown Left last night for Calgary, where he is to report for duty with  the second Canadian contingent, which  proceeds shortly to South Africa, Mr.  Brown's popularity was attested by the  send-off accorded him by a ^eore of his  friends, wlio gathered at the whrtrf and  joined in a round of hearty cheer.*- as the  boat steamed out. Earlier in the evening a deputation waited upon Mr. Brown  and presented him with $75 in gold,  coupled with the best wishes of the citizens of Xelson. The pur.se was collected  yesterday by mayor Neelands and lieutenant (��'. S. Beer, of the Nelson Rifles,  and the mayor made the presentation. A  pleasant half hour was spent by those in  attendance.     Appointments Gazetted Yesterday.  Justinian Pel ley of Chilliwack stipendiary magistrate: John Reid of New  Westminster selector of jurors. Charles  Gardiner Johnson of Vancouver to perform duties under "Investment and Loan  Societies Act." W. J. Dickie of Revelstoke judge of the court of revision.  Sittings of the supreme court are advertised to be held at Nelson on February  13th, and at Rossland on February 20th.  New companies incorporated : The  Northern JJelle Consolidated Gold Mining  Company of Rossland; the Bosun Mines,  Limited, of London, England, is registered as an extra provincial company,  with head office in this piovince at New  Denver.  THE COUNCIL DEFERS ACTION  On All Important Questions.  The last meeting of the city council for  this year, although not the last meeting  of the council of 1809, took place at the  city hall yesterday afternoon. Mayor  Neelands, aldermen Beer, Kirkpatiick,  McKillop and Fletcher were in attendance.  The communication from the department of lands and works regarding the  city's trpplication for the foreshore lands  on the lake front was read. The minister said : "I beg to state that the government has not yet decided as to the  disposal of the foreshore lands and is  consequently not in a position at present  to favorably entertain your application.  I may also point out that the C.P.R.  right of way covers all the land to high  water mark with the exception of small  fractions fronting on blocks 74A, 75A  and TOA." The city clerk was instructed  to acknowledge the receipt of the letter,  and to request that the government will  bear the city's request in mind when disposing of foreshore lands.  L. Pogue of Ward street, wrote desiring permission to shingle a cabin in  the rear of his premises. The request  was referred to the fire wardens.  Thomas Madden drew attention to the  council's refusal to build a sidewalk ou  Ward street, from the south end of the  Madden block to the postoffice, and  offered to do all the work if the city  furnished the material. This was referred  to the city engineer.  The judgment in the Traves case was  brought up, and the city solicitor was  asked to give an opinion. In reply Mr.  Galliher remarked that he had no reasdn  to change his opinion as to the legality of  the bylaw. When at the Coast he had -  gone closely into the matter with E. P.  Davis, Q.C., one of the best men in the  country, who agreed with him on this  point. Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper, senior  counsel in the case, had tilso expressed  himself strongly in favor of an appeal iu  event of an adverse decision against the ���  city. There was one small point in evid- .,  ence, touching the time of signing the  original bylaw, which might be submitted  to Mr. Davis for his advice. Further Mr.  Galliher thought it' was not in accord  with good policy for a corporation to  accept the decision of any one judge in  any important matter such as the validity of its .bylaws.  Alderman "Fletcher   thought the city -  should appeal if there  was  a  chance of '  success, and moved that the city solicitor  be    authorized   to   take "the   necessary  action in the matter of entering an appeal.    This was carried.  The city clerk of Rossland advised  clerk Strachan that no tax was imposed  on insurance companies operating in  Rossland.  Alderman Fletcher remarked' that  after consulting various business men,  he thought the council had better leave  the whole business alone, as the _ citizens  were in the hands of the companies r "*  Alderman Beer thought a wider principle was involved���that of determining  who should dictate the city's financial  policy. If it was agreed that the companies should contribute -to the -city's  taxes, he thought the council should impose ti reasonable figure and stick to it.  The citizens could retaliate by cancelling  their policies if a premium tax was collected, and in the end an arrangement  would be reached.  .Mayor Neelands advised the council to  settle the matter one way or the other,  as the meeting was the Inst of tlio year.  -The aldermen���mat .ifested-no- disposition���  to move at once, and ou obtaining the  solicitor's opinion that tho corporation's  interests would not be prejudiced by delay, concluded to defet consideration.  J)r. LaBau requested permission to  have the Nelson Tramway Company's  power placed in his* surgery for medical  purposes. The opinion was expressed  that certain business firms required an  fill-day service, such as tho city could  not supply and that the matter should be  dealt with in a general way: also that  the,council should control and lease tho  power desired in this way. The P. Burns  company desire ail-day power nnd wish  to do bu-ineas with the city, so that aldermen Fletcher, Beer and Kirkpatrick  were appointed a committee to interview  engineer Campbell, of the West Kootenay Power Company, with ti view to ascertaining what arrangement could bo  arrived at.  The aldermen exchanged opinions as to  the failure of the city to receive a bid  for the (l1 per cent debentures, and it  was agreed that the reason lay in the  fact of recent disturbances in the money  market. The matter of securing a purchaser of the issue was left to the mayor.  City engineer McCulloch reported that  the cost of the sidewalk along the Madden block would be $100, and he was  authorized to proceed with the work.  Mr. Muddcn's share will be some $00.  Attention was drawn to the fact that  tlie contractors on the new Bank of Montreal were responsible i'or the disappearance of the city's sidewalk on Kootenay  street, and the clerk was instructed to  notify the contractors to replace the  walk,  The council adjourned to January 5th,  wliich will probably be the last of the  council of 189J). THE   TRIBUNE:  NELSON,  B.C.  FBTDAY   DECEMBER * 2ft, 1899  ^mmmmmmmmw^w^iBm^fs^-,  JSk'JSs'J^'JZk *^i_*^___.___%lc_.l3i'  %  The hunting of wild animals for sustenance, or as a source of wealth, is the  function of only the most rudimentary  savages. And the idea of making such  an industry as that a bone of contention  betAveen two civilized nations only shows  how much of the rudimentary savage is  still left in the best of us.  m  Blankets are not nice for street wear���that is, unless  one is an Indian; but for warmth and real comfort  nothing excels the blanket as a bed covering. These  two necessary qualities are to be found in these all-  wool blankets of ours.   And at such prices.  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  6-Pound all-wool  7-Pound all-wool  8-Pound all-wool  blankets 4.00 per  blankets 5.00  blankets 5.50  pair  MARTIN O'REILLY & CO.  HOUSTON   BLOCK.   BAKER   STREET.  o?_3*e-*m:s <_xa_s_e_c  >.C=3.(S>.ZZ>.tz2.c,  ?mmm*km  Jt  ONE   IN   A   BOX  Just received by express a fine assortment of  SILK SUSPENDERS AND TIES, ONE IN A BOX  A very suitable Christmas or New Year Present  A large lot of Silk Handkerchiefs, Initial and Plain  Fancy goods but not fancy prices.  MEN'S OUTFITTER  Sign of the RED  HAT, Baker St., Nelson  Wholesale  Houses  GROCERIES.  A_.IACI*)ONAI.D & CO.-G'onier Vernon .and Jose  ��� phine Jitrccts -v\lioIe.*_ilo grocers and jobbers in  blankets, gloves, mitts, boots, rubbcis, mackinaws and  miners' sundries.  OOTK.VAY   SUPPLY    COMPANY,     LIMITBD-  Vernon street, Xelson, *a hole'salc grocers.   roJIN   CKOMHTCH   &   CO.���Front street,  Nelson,  "    whole'aUe grocers. ���   COAL.  CltOW'S  NEST  PASS  COAL  COMPANY.���Wholesale dealers in eo.il and coke.   Charles St. Biirbo,  Agent. Haker street, Xelson.   HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.  HB YKHS & CO.���Corner Baker and Josephine streets,  ���   Nelson, wholesale dealers in hardware and milling  supplies.  Agents for Oiant Powder Co.   T.AWRKNCB HAIU'WARI*] COMPANY-Buker St.,  -��-J   XcI>*on, v.-holcs.ilc dcidere in hardware and iniismg  supplies, and w.iter and pluinbera'supplies.   T7ANC0UVER TIAKIHVARI. COMPANY, LIMITED  v    ���Bilker, bf red, .Nelson, wholesale dealers in hard-  wateand mining supplies, plumbers and tinsmiths'supplier.  iERATED  IJIHOI.PK & CO.,  AND  MINERAL WATERS.  , LIM ITF'I).���Corner Vernon and Cedar  . IreeLs,  Net.on, manufactuiei** *of and  wholesale  dcildis in icnxted w.iters and fruit sjrups.   Sole agents  for Hitlcyon Springs mineral walcr.   ASSAYERS'  SUPPLIES.  TTT F.  TKKTZKL & CO,-Corner Baker and .To.e-  -" ���   phine streei-s. Nelson, wholesale dealeis in as-  Hayers  supplies.   Agents for Demer Fire Clay Co. of  Denver. Colorado. ._   DRY GOODS.  -Corner Voi non and Josephine streets, Nelson.r wholesale dealei-3 in liquors,  clffars and dry goods. Agents for Pab>>t Brewing Co. of  Milwaukee and Calgary Brewing Co. of Calgary.  COMMISSION MERCHANTS.  HJ. EVANS & CO.���Baker street, Nelson, wholesale  ��� de.ilers in liquors, Cigai s, cement, file brick and  fire clay, water pipe and steel rails, and general commission nieichants.   FLOUR AND FEED.  BIIACKMAN & KElt HILLING COMPANY LTD.���  Front htreet, NeKoii. wholes.v!e dealeis in flour, oat-  LIQUORS.AND  ipUUNER, 1_ KKTON & CO.-  " stitution.'il government, whether muni-  " cipal or otherwise," to be consistent  should not make nny ante-election  pledges, for his pledges might not be in  accordance witli the views of the council  that he considers is his partner in conducting the city's business. On the other  hand, the candidate who says he favors  doing certain things can generally be depended on to try to carry out his views  Winsto:*. Churchill seems to possess  the faculty his father had in such a  marked degree before his lamentable  mental collapse, of occupying the center  of the stage wherever he happens to be,  by the sheer force of his individuality.  When a young newspaper correspondent  scarcely'out of his teens, gives the tone  to the public opinion of tho 'British Em-  0  piro for twenty-four hours by winding up  a dispatch, "Ladysmith, wliich demands  early relief," that' young man is worth  watching, apart froni the romantic adventures which have given him a temporary vogue. His first dispatch after  his release gives the clearest cut picture  of the situation at Cheively since the  news of Buller's reverse, that has yot  found its way into the press.  meal, etc., and hay and grain,  toria, a_i_i New Wc .Lminster.  Mills, at Edmonton, VIc-  CIGARS.  KOOTENAY CIGAR MANUFACTURING CO.-Corner B.tkerand Hall streets, Ncl.on, manufacturer's  of  '"       "���'  "Rojal Seal" and "Kootenay Belle" fa.mds of cigars  PALNTS-AND- OILS;  NKLSON HARDWARE COMPANY���Bakor Street���  \VI -    -   -   kinds.  Wholesale dealcn. in paints, oils.  Largest stock in Kootenay.  and brnshes of all  FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  P   BURNS &  CO.���Baker street,  Nelson, wholesale  '   dealers in fresh and cured meats.   Cold storage.  POWDER,  CAPS AND FUSE."  HAMILTON POAVDER COMPANY-Bakcr -street,  Nelson, manufactuiera of dynamite, sporliug,  stumping and black blasting powders, %<.liolc-vMo dealers  in caps and fuse, and electric blasting apparatus.   PROVISIONS, PRODUCE AND FRUITS.  PARSONS   PRODUCE   COMPANY���Vernon   street,  Nelson, wholesale deale.h  and fiuitK.   Agents for Swift, &  Nelson, wholesale deale.h in  provision  & (/O. uacon Ami ham*'  produce,  JY, GRIFFIN & CO.���Corner Vernon and Josephine  ���   st reels,   Nelson,  wholesale dealers in  provisions  cured meats, butter and eggs. .  FR. STKWAHT & CO.���AVarchow-csonCI-. R.track,  �� foot of Stanley street, Nelson, wholesale dealers in  provisions, produce and frails. Cold storage. Agents  Armour fc Co 'h bacon, hams, laid and other products.  MANITOBA  PRODUCK AND COMMISSION CO~  Ltd. ��� Nolson   branch.   Hall   street.    Wholesale  dealers in butter, eggH and chee-o.    SASH AND" DOORS.  NKLSON SAAV AND PLANING MILLS, LIMITKD-  Corncr Front and Hull .treets, Nelson, jnamifac-  turors of and wholesale dealers* in sash and doors; all  kindg of factory work made to order.   WINES AND CIGARS.  CALIFORNIA WINK COMPANY, LIMITED���Corner Front and JIall streets, Nelson, wholesale dealer*,  fn wines(easeand hulk) and domestic and imported cigars.  __."WA..K of the candidate that is pro-  ruse and prolific of promises. .Such men  seldom carry out their pledges. The man  that has regard for his word never  promises that whieh he is not able and  Avilling to perform. A candidate for  mayor Avho is willing '*to share witli the  " council the 'responsibility of the civic  " administration', believing, as I do, that  " tiie assumption of entire authority by  ** one individual is subversive of all eoii-  Tii!_ City of GlasgoAv has placed a contract for .$75*5,000 Avorth of electrical  machinery AA'ith an American firm. General Kitchener, when he wanted to build  a steel bridge over the Atbara river in a  hurry, Avas obliged to buy the material  in the United States. The British government finds today, that if it Avants to  supply a proper number of wagons for  "transport- service-in-"South Africa, it  must send across the Atlantic to secure  them. It is all very well to say that the  Britisli manufacturer is so busy Avith his  ordinary trade that he cannot meet  emergency orders. But his failure to do  so is ti fact inconsistent Avith the manufacturing supremacy claimed by him. He  seems to have at his* command neither  the tools, machinery nor ingenuity possessed by his American competitor.  J)ri.i.v.: the past year -1500 cars of  freight have been carried over the Crow's  Nest railway and shipped to or through  Xelson. The total includes railway  material for the Columbia & Western,  coal and coke for tho smelters, as Avell as  general merchandise. But every pound  shipped over the raihvay has been consumed in the niining districts of West  Kootenay and Yale. We are exchanging  our gold, silver, lead and -copper for the  manufactures of.' the East and the agricultural products of the farming districts  of Canada, which is as it should be. Both  arc enriched.  Thk sealing question, like tho poor, Ave  haA*e always AA'ith us. The sooner seals,  whales, elephants and such like are all  killed out like the buffalo, the better.  Nothing is secured from these animals  that cannot be provided by a manufactured substitute equally as good for  all practical purposes. If people must  have seal fur let them .'farm seals, as  cattle and hogs and chickens are farmed.  J. F. WEIR  The practised public speaker thinks in  rhetorical paragraphs. The amount of  mental effort required to reduce his opinions to a form suitable for expression on  a public platform is very small. But the  amount of nervous energy expended in  holding the attention of an audience for  an hour or two hours is very great.  Every listener is a separate strain on the  nerve force of the speaker. This makes  the present campaign of the Gonserva-  tive leader a feat Avithout parallel. The  last Midlothian campaign of Mr. Gladstone aa'jis considered a great effort for an  old man, but sir Charles Tupper beats it  holloAV.  It is generally understood that both  the Mine Owners' Association and the  Slot Machine Gambling Trust haA'e signified a willingness to spend thousands of  dollars to defeat John Houston for  mayor. The first-named hate him because he has advocated giving the eight-  hour laAV a fair trial, and the last named  cordially dislike him because of the stand  he has taken against slot-machine  gambling.      .  One question that should be considered  by the electors is : Which of the candidates for mayor is the most likely to  standout for the city's interests first,  last and all the time? Candidate Houston has no connection with any corporation Avhose interests are likely to clash  Avith those of the city. Can as much be  said for candidate Fletcher ?  HUDSON'S BAY  COMPANY.  INCORPORATED 1670/  We Hope  No one will be without  the necessary liquids to  brighten up Xmas.  Direct shipment from  Europe 150 cases Pom-  mery Champagne, 200  cases assorted liquers.  ASK  FOR   OUR   SPECIAL  HAMPER    LIST.  XMAS  Hudson's Bay Co.  .. ���� {g*g*g.* g-gf-g'-sf-a. *.  Window  Shades  In all  Colors and  Sizes from  50c each  Up  to>  w  to  vJ/  \fc  it/  ti/  vi)  it;  il)  \b  tit  ti,  tit  tit  tit  tit  tit  iii  tit  tit  Hi  tit  Hi  tii  tii  tii  tii  tii ������   tif  %;' "LACE CURTAINS, per pair, from $1.00  ti/   CHENILE TAPESTRY PORTIERS, per  tii pair, from $2.75 up.  jjj   OAK   CURTAIN   POLES,   with   trim-  W mings, 35c.  ���^*i^*^-gj^"5______:_^___c^^^.^^'^^rs; * _^. *s~ ��� S_*-S *-^L* _Z*_SL__ g. -^; SL. *SZ^. CT *S_*g;' _L* S_*Sr__*1^'*m '*S_**______* ^^l*  ���^���^���^���^���^���^���^*~^'��r-^***y*^.'-*^^.-^  Furnishings  "We will offer during* stock-taking- special  reductions in all Departments, with  ��    special inducements in House  Furnishing* Department.  tii  tii  tii  tii  tii  iii  tii  tii  tii  tii  tii  iii  iii  tit  WINDOW SHADES, in good colors, per  yard,'50c.  CHENILE TABLE COVERS, per  yard,  from 75c up.  FLOOR OILCLOTHS,   4-4 8-4, per yard  from 35c up.  LINOLEUMS, in 8-4 16-4, per yard from  75c up.  JAPANESE MATTING, per yard, from  25c up.  TAPESTRY CARPETS, per yard, from  60c up.  tii  tii  tii  tii  iii  iii  tii  tii  iii  iii  iii  iii  tii  iii  iii  iii  iii  JUTE BRUSSELS CARPETS, per yard, (j>  from 65 c up. ^  BRUSSELS Carpets, per yard, from $1. j|j  WILTON Carpets, per vard. from~$1.35. iii  AXMINSTER   Carpets,   per  yard, from Jtf  iii  at *  $1.25.  Art and Hearth Rugs in all sizes  extremely low prices.  ^  *��  All Carpets sewed and laid free of charge.  IRVINE &  ^���gr-^-g'-gg  __'"S_,<__. __',|g_[''_a������___ lm."m''m-"m.'1m''tZ."*,"m-'*���__"*���_ "SJ''ii.'Jm"Si''^"SL"S^'lSi"Si"St,"S!'^'^''��"��"��' ^'SLlSL.<"*���**�����!��� **���%��:  ��� V. ^�����.*X>"^!^*5-'5**^*~'^*^p<'fc''"^'^'>^p"^*��*.-^.~  iii  iii  iii  iii  tii  iii  iii  _^  I2*I22*_^*X__*XI*Z*X*2*KK*IS''"C��IS_K  Holiday Enjoyment  Telephone 13  Prices is  Order of the Day  And I want to bo In it. I havo Just received  Kali Mimplea of Suitings and Ovor-  coatinKU representing a $50,000 titock to  clioo'o from made to jour Older at price,  never before heard of in Nelson. All the latest  fads in Fancy Vep.L*n.*fl for Fall and winter.  Ladic*'tailoring in nil (Is branches* aHpeciailr.  Lowest pricob.   Itoows 1 and ii, Hillyer block.  Stevens, Tlie Tailor  FIINB TAILORING  CLEANING AND REPAIRING.  Your own   goods   made up.    Old clothes  made good as new.  OF YOURSELF nnd friends  is largely influenced by the  character of tlie gifts. To present an item that gives pleasure  to the recipient and that affords  yon keenest gratification, is tlie  secret of Yule Tide pleasures.  It will be an easy matter in our  holiday showing of fine perfumes, toilet accessories^ dainty,  desirable novelties, etc., to find  the item that you'll feel to be in  perfect, elegant taste that will  attest the good .���judgment of the  -donor.���-The- price*.���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.* mmm mills, l.��_.  AETUUE   GKEE!  Opposite fil... ko Hotel. MKJtCIIANT TAILOR.  R. REISTERER & OO.  BREWERS AND BOTTLERS OF  Fine Lager Beer,  Ale and Porter  Prompt and regular  delivery to tbe trade.  Brewery ai Nelson.  NOTICE  Tliere will bean adjourned meeting; of tlie Carpenters'  UnliHl on Friday niglit at half past .seven o'clock at old  Odd Fellows'lmll oti Kootenay strcol. A full attendance  i,*f neecsxary. .  .lAWICS COIJ.lXO,bre-_rcl-iry...  Nelwii, Decomhor 2Hh, im..; ���������"���.:.;-. V��� ".  . 'y  New odors iu Pinaud'fe perfumes. Violet Sensation and  Carnation Pink. Roger & Gal-  let'w latest odors. Knglish perfumes. Crown & Crossniith's.  Seeley's -American perfumes in  fancy boxes from 7:k��. to $5.00.  Plate mirrors $1 to $H.~,0.  .Sterling silver mounting), in  tooth, nail, hair brushes and  combs, atao sterling mounted  cloth brushes, perfume bottles  and shaving sets. Gold backed  brushes, combs and mirrors.  Ebony good.s 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  arid Fort Sheppard railways. In stock rough and  dressed lumber, shingles, mouldings, sash, doors,  newels, turned verandah posts^ Glass _of all jazes.  Factorywork" of airkinds~ddmTto order.  THE NELSON SAW k PLANM MILLS, Ltd.  OFFICE AND MILLS CORNER HALL AND FEONT STS., NELSON.  CANADA DBUG & BOOK GO.  Xelson,  iiiitish   Columbia.  XZZXXX&XZ^ZZZ^��&ZZZ&Z%XZ.'X2  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 London, England.)  Corner of Baker "   j      A      IWI/-*-!  and Ward Streets. - U,   _n.    iV.*UI  W. P. DICKSON  B. H.  APPLBWHAITB  A. P(. BARROW, A.M.I.G.E.  PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR  Corner Victoria and Kootenay Streets.  P. O. pox 55.'. TELKPHONTK NO, 95  ~~-~-~���.       AEOHITECTS.        ~        "  EWART & CABKIK���Arohiteots.  Room's TandS Abe,  rdeon block, Baker sire at. Nelaon ���-���_.-_:.,-_._���;,_.���  oie  J*. MoPHBSl  ��  eetrie supply ana im  ELECTRIC SUPPLIES  Complete Electric Equipments for Electric Power Transmission and Lighting far Mines, Towns  Blectric Fixtures, Lamps, Bells, Telephones, Annunciators, Btc.  F. O. Box 606, Josephine Street, Nelson, B, O.  Free WatepConneetions TflmV*wB0,T  GAS   FITTIWG   OURSPECIALTY PLUMBING   OF  ALL   KINDS  STRACHAN BROS. Opera House Blk.  Fred J, Squire, Merchant Tailor  FULL LINES OF FALL ANI> WINTER SUITINGS  *-*_.v.; ��.  I"A*Vu,pi��''"  .*;��.;  _>>_!_==_.  WEST. BAKER STREET' KELSON  OPPOSITE SILVER KING HOTEIY M  THE TRIBtTKEl NlLSOlsTB. G., FRIDAY; DECEMBER 29, 1899  3  ^  ft  BANK OF MONTREAL  CAPITAL, all paid up*.$12,000,000  REST      6.000,000  T.orrt -Stratheona and Mount. I Soya 1 ...President  lion. fJeorge A. Driiiiiinonil Vice-President  K. .S. Cluuslon General Munui_ci-  NKLSON iti.ANCU  Xortliwost  Corner Baker and  Stanley St reels  THE BANK OF  BRITISH   COLOMBIA  NELSON  llranchc.s In  I.oximix (Knuliind) Nuvv Youif,  Clllc'.uiu, and all the principal cities in Canada.  Huy und sell SturliiiK Kxclmnire and Cable  Trans fer.s.  tirant ("oniuii'ivial anil Travt'Ier.s' Credit*,  nvuilublu In any purl uf tlie world.  Drafts Issued, Collodions Made, Kle.  Saving's Bank Branch  ll'ltlll'NT ItA'I'l: ill*- INTI'IIKHT I'.MI).  PERSONAL   MENTION.  Many of tlie nurses who went to South  Africa witli the Canadian troops are  members of well-kimwu, families in the  Dominion. Tlie head nurse, i'or example,  is the youngest sister of Joseph Pope,  under secretary of state. Site has been a  nurse in at least three United -States  hospitals. Another of the Canadian  nurses is the daughter of judge Forbes of  Halifax. _____ '  Lord Armstrong, tiie famous gunmaker,  has just entered his ninetieth year. It is  now just forty years since he was  knighted for his discovery of the Armstrong bveeeh-loading gun. But as the  inventor of tlio modern system of hydraulics he deserves even greater fame  than his gun has given him. His old age  has been devoted tothe publication of  abstruse scientific works and to the restoration of Bamburgh castle���where he  now lives���to something of its former  glories.  That is ti very pretty and characteristic little story of Rosa Boiiiheu._._,,_Sl_c had  ._veu^fe\v**piiysi"cal advantages fro\ nature, but she had one, and she knew1-it.  Mr. Goodall. ii. A., who in the early days  of his career painted a portrait of Rosa  Bonheur, recalls that, before he commenced to work, she said : "Mr. Goodall,  you must put in my boots, for I have a  small foot." So the boots were painted  and tlie great painter's pride in her little  foot satisfied?  Queen Victoria, who expends every  year about $1500 on toys for her numerous .'juvenile descendants and the children  of her leading court officials, lias given-  explicit instructions that no war toys are  to be included in these gifts this year.   ���  William H. Young, tlie veteran chief of  the Western Union telegraph officers at  'Washington, was- sk'k and missed-the as  sembling of the new congress. Jt was  the lirsb time he had been absent on a  "first day'" since 1857. Mr. Young was  present when the first session of the  house Avas held in the new building. Iu  those days thei e was one telegraph operator in the capitol building, and for a  long time Mr. Young alone was able to  handle all the business. Now there are  three Western Union office?, three Postal  office., and an average of thirty-five oi_er-  ators retjuired to handle the business,  the number being increased upon special  Ward Bros.  REAL ESTATE AND  GENERAL INSURANCE  AGENTS  Is now prepared to issue Drafts and  Letters of Credit on Skaguay, TJ. S.,  Atlin, B. C, and Dawson City, N. W. T.  occasions. In one day, prior to tho passage of the Spanish Avar resolution, 1000  special dispatches were filed in the offices  at the capitol over which Mr. Young presides, in addition to a large number filed  with the Postal company.  The following account i.s given of the  golden hammer which, was presented  to the pope by the episcopate for use in  the ceremony of opening the holy door of  Sb. Peter's on December 2*1 th. TJie hammer has the shape of mi ordinary  mason's -mallet. The head of the mallet  is decorated with texts in relief, and  on the ivory handle is carved references to the forthcoming holy year. A  medallion bearing a dedication to Leo  XIII, from the episcopate will be attached to the handle. Rose branches of gold  tilso decorate the handle in order to  symbolize the mystic rose, which is regarded as a sign of divine pity.  announcement:  To the Electors ok Nelson- :  I will be a candidatiTfor the office of mayor at the  election to be held on Thursday, January 11th next.  December 20th, 1S99. JOHN' HOUSTON.  MAYORALTY CONTEST.  THE   MAYORALTY   CONTEST;  Professor Frederick von Martens, who  holds tho chair of international law in  the Sb. Petersburg university, is a notable linguist aud author, and at the  Venezuela arbitration conference in  Paris, when he read the decision of the  commission, he had a pleasant fashion of  addressing each delegate in his own language. One of the English jurists wondered how the professor was able to keep  up* his knowledge of so many modern  tongues. The professor replied : "It is  self-defense. You see, in case I lose my'  chair .[.wish, to be prepared for any offer  you foreigners may make."  The Loudon Outlook reports a serious  trouble among a set of work-house officials. The infirmary nurses, three in  number, had demanded a separate sitting-room and Sunday dinner therein,  and the matron liad sought to humble  them by sending the cook to Sunday  dinner in their company. The brawny  cook described what occurred as follows:  "Well, nurse Blank she come clown and  got inside the door. 'Four covei'S?' she  says. -Four? Who's the fourth ?' 'Me,'  says I. 'You!' she says, aud with that  she tosses her, head and walks away."  Here cook drew a long breath, then continued : "jf it hadn't 'a' been Sunday,  gentlemen, 1 should have , lot her have it  for calling me 'yon !"  Mrs. U. S. Grant, although nearly  "eighty years of age, is still an active  woman mentally, and physically. Her  palatial residence in Washington is one  of the most interesting private dwellings  in the country. Side by side with the  furniture which general Grant provided  for her first home are a collection of gifts  and souvenirs from the famous people of  two hemispheres. Nearly every chair,  picture or book-has its historic association that renders it valuable.  On  application  wc  will iiuote you  rates on  Viic. Life, Accident and I'lule Glns-s In'simuie-o  AtiKNTS l-'Olt J. & .1. TAYLOR SAKKS  FOR SALE  M'-UNCS** ,.Nl> Kr-llll'STI .!. ritori"!'. v  2.   by l:!ii with Improvement**, south side  Vernon htreet ?">000  ,'��0 by 120 corner of Maker and Hall Street*!.  .'.U-ieiilpir-* ii'ven on application,  _J lot-< with collage, rented H.tSl.>pcrmontli,  Victoria Mroot   ..S'WOO  i lots with collate, rented ntSiti pur inonlli,  .Stanley street  S30JK1  1 lol.s incltidhiK corner, AK) fool frontage ���Sl'JOd  Kor nehidenlial Properly yon could nut do  'better than invest in iwitr. ic w. t'oinmonly  known a- iiogiistnwn, especially now that the  tramway is completed and in operation.  Vor pniticnlnis apply to above firm, We-t  Haker Stieet, Xelson.  The youngest won.au preacher in the  world is Melesin Sowles. She is a Wisconsin girl, is just sixteen, and has been  interested in theology since she was ten  years old, having outlined a sermon unaided at that tender age. She has been  licensed to preach at Honey Creek, Wisconsin, and expects to enter a theological  seminary next year and prepare for the  ministry.  r*z  Pafsons  Produce  ���any  GENERAL BROKER  3.ox ���-������*.���*  Phone If"  VOFI (.ALK  ."--Room House S*l_7.5  7-Room House   -W0  Mtoom House -   30WI  TOU I.KNT  7-J tooni House with furnace *,..., .,..,��%>  IXSUWANOE     BKAi. .KSIATJ5     l-.OAXS  *.MMA2j ESTATE.- .  IHSWRANOE AND  GEHEBAL. AOENT  First door west  of Hank of British  (Columbia huildinj_.  Baker Street  WHOLESALE  Butter,  Eggs,  Cheese,  Green  Fruits,  Cured  Meats,  * Vegetables  SHIPPERS OF THE EARLY  BREAKFAST BRAND OF EGGS  Full   stocks   carried   at   Nelson   and  Rossland.   Mail ordflrs solicited.  To Till. El.I.CTORS of Nklsox :  In asking for your support for the  oflice of mayor at the coining election, it  is only fair tliat 1 should state my views,  briefly, on what are considered public  questions or issues. Xo doubt, during  the campaign you will havo an opportunity to hear tliese questions and issues  discussed, for they are important to the  people of tliis municipality.  ��� 1. The public utilities owned bythe 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 profit  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 he'  deals. ���* i.     '  2. Direct taxation can only be kept  low by limiting the issue of debentures.  JSTo 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 oflicials.  ���1. The steamboat interests centered at  Nelson are second only in importance to  the railway interests, and the city should  provide modern dock and warehouse facilities at which this business can be handled. The docks and warehouses should  be built on plans approved by practical  steamboat -men, as the future growth and  prosperity of the city depend,- in a great  measure, on the cost of transhipment of  merchandise.  5. I am opposed to saloon expansion.  There are 'already a sullicient number of  places in 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.  0. 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 passed .they should be  enforced.     . ��� '  S. Corporations that have secured <  franchises from the city should be made  to live up tothe letter and tho "spirit of  their agreements; but in adjusting  differences that may arise there should  not be tiny unnecessary friction.  9. Tiie fire department should be efficiently maintained. 'The best apparatus  should be procured, and the number of  men in the volunteer brigade kept at the  maximum, for without men, mere apparatus would be useless in times of  danger. Jons* Houston*.  A FULL LINE 0F~  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  local and coast.  Flooring1  local and coast.   : New_el__Posts   Stair Rail  Mouldings  , Shingles  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  of all kinds*.   ~  II*   WII\T  VOL* WANT Is NOT I.V S'lOCIC  M'l: Wtl.l. .MAKK  IT 1*011 1 UL"  CALL AND GiST PRICES.  To the Citizens of 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 will be my earnest endeavor to assist in more firmly establishing Nelson as the wholesale distributing  centre of the ICootenay country���the  position for whieh she has been so admirably designed by nature.  In furtherance of this idea, 1 will continue my consistent advocacy of the construction of a wharf which will meet  present and future requirements of the  wholesale and other business interests.  I believe that the city has reached that  stage when permanent street improvements have become an absolute necessity  and that tiie 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, which would necessarily  involve a reduction in salaries now paid  an efficient staff of officials, or an increased burden to the taxpayers.  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, Avhich would effect  a reduction iu all fire insurance.  It will be my consistent policy to safeguard the taxpayers against any attempts  on tlie part of corporate bodies, carrying  on business in Nelson, to encroach upon  the rights of the citizens.  Iu my opinion a sufficient amount of  money should be expended upon the  parks of the city spy that they will provide the citizens with recreation grounds  and opportunities for healthful enjoyment. ���<*.���  On all municipal works my policy will  be to employ bona fide residents of Nelson tind to maintain the public standard  rate of wages.  1 believe that the public schools in Nelson should be under the control of the  ciby, ��� and that every effort .should be  made to establish aj high school in our  midst.   *  Jn concluding I wish to say that in the  'event of. my election I will consider it  my duty to share with���the - council the  responsibility of the civic administration,  believing, as 1 do, that the assumption of  entire authority by one individual is subversive of all constitutional government,  whether municipal or otherwise.. Yours  respectfully,  FRANK FLETCHER.  #  ���e*  :&&t  mi  All Nice Xmas Presents  I?  m  B  w  #  ^  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 gift  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  D. Ic Arthur k Co.  Tf|Q Furniture Men  .��?  .��?  5 ���<='���<_='��� c=> ��� e=> ���<__>���___'���,_=>���/_='���<='���<-=-*���/=='���<������='���<���='��� j_=< ���  B  B  B  B  B  J*  P. Burns <�� Co.  Wholesale and Retail   .  .   .   Dealers in Meats  Head Offick at  NELSON, B. C.  Markets at Nelson,  ';    stoke, Ferguson,  Rosbl.md, Trail, Kaslo, Yinir, 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 KETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  Baker Street, Nelson  E. C. TRAVES, Manager  ' ORDERS BY MAIL RECEIVE CAREFUL AND PROMPT ATTENTION.  Clearance Sale  QUEERS HOTEL  BAKER STREET. NELSON.  In order to reduce my stock of Clothing and  before stock taking I will sell every article in  10 to 50 per cent lower than regular prices,  good until the 6th day of January, 1900.  Boots and Shoes  my store at from  This offer hoids  Heated with Hot Air and  Lighted by Electricity  224-226 Baker Str.et, flelsoti.  THE0   MADS0N  H^wOVOIN WATER  IS NO BXP-SRIMEfNT.  The    medicinal    value,   of    HALCYON  WATER ha*,  boon proven.  Halcyon Water Is Bottled Properly.  Vernon Slxee.    Thorpe <&_ Co.  ROYAY SEAL  AND  KOOTENAY BELLE  CIGARS  UNION MADE  ICootenay Cigar Mfg. Co.  .VI*::.SON,   HKITIHil C'OI.L'.MiU.V  J. A. Sayward  riAt.r. .\si> !_._i-K fe'ina-ih*. mii^on  Contractors ui Builders  Large comfortable bedrooms and  flrst-oloss dining  room,   Sample rooms for commercial mon.  "RJVTEIS   S2   IPEIK   ���*DJ___**X"  E. G.   CLARKE, Prop.  ' Lato of tho Royal Hotol, Calgary*.  Tremont  House  American and  European Plans  Big Sc(]oor]er  Beer or bfalf*-*  &mcf=bf a.If��...  WILL DO WELL TO  AT,  ll 0. iuchaqan's  A laige stock of first-clans dry material on  hand, also a full lino of sash, doorB, mouldinga,  turned work, etc.  Factory Work a Specialty  Yard:   Foot Of Hendiyx street, Nelsotf  Telephone. 91    Jofl_l   (foe,   Apllt  COURl*   OF  .. 'Xi_i..son Division*,  "Notii.'e is hereby givi.il I li.it u. Gotirl". of I '(.vision anil !t.p*  ������wil iiikIci* the Assessment und Ai'ieuili-ig Acts will fie  held iii the foliov.iiiKpli_ces:    .  ��� -At, the cuni't.. hoitxe !tl.--:pV.i>)s. m oii . W't-dnesdny. flu: ��� Hlth,  January, i'JOO'iit. II ii'iii.-~  ���   At'tliiminrl'lKiilneHI I'os<_nnil on Tltnrsiiiiy;  lliu. lllh  .luiiiii.ry,' liKKl.il ll it. m. -   >  . ",  ���������:'��� . .    -.-*,;- w. j. (���oi.i'.:...-*'-  - ."*,.. ' ..IiulxcuT the C'ourl uf ltuvisioji iukI A]i]>eal..  REVISION.  Wist KootknaVi  H- 0. HUME, Manager.  The finest hotel In tlio Interior.  Largo samjjlo room..   Steam heat and electric light.  CPRNER OK WARD ANI") VERNON STS.. NKLSON  en nouse  BAKER AND WARD STREETS, NKLSON  Tho only hotel in Nelson that has remalnod under one  management since 1890.  Tho bed-rooms aro  well furnished  and   lighted T)y  elcctriotty.  The dining-room Is not second to afijr in Kootenay;  . The-bar is Alwaysstocked bythe best domestic and  Imported Uqubrs: and cigars.  THOMAS MADDEN. Proprietor,  Largo anil .vtilt lighted ileatcd by hot rtii  .Reasonable'rates Sample rooms  Kleetrio hells nnil light in every room  Renovated and rotwhi. hod throughout  HOTaL VICTORIA  J. V. PERKS, Pi'oprictoj'  I'Vec Ihts meets alt trains Rat-ale. nt. a    H   f_  Hourly streetcar to station. .....   nBVB!Sl0*\e,  D. It.  Niglit Grill Rooiii in eutiiiectioh, for the Convenience ol  giiestsnfriving and. departing l*y~**ight*_-*n.nH.. ������'���'...*.'���.'  .Dissolution .of Oopartnersiip.  paitn. rship hclweci*  Dr. I), I,;il!mi and Dr. Alex."  ���The iw .     -     - -     .  Kiirili has been dissolved, the dissolution to dale frnm  December 1st, 18!l9.~ All debts due the IInn are payable  to Dr. II. Dalian, and he ivill pav all iluhts of Ihe /Inn.  -luted Nelson. Decern!..!* 1st.li��W.  !VIeaJ<s :2S Cents  Rooms, Lighted by Electricity  and Heated by Steam 25  Cents to $i.  H. D. Ashcroft  BLACKSMITHING  AND EXPERT  HORSESHOEING  Always Fresh  Always     Cool  THE BEST GLASS OP BEER IN NELSON 18  AT THIS  Club Hotel  Corner Silica nnd  Staiil<*j Strecifl.  E. J  CURRAN, Prop.  MOTEL,  I2I.IK, B. C.  Wrujon repairing promptly attended to by a first-class  wheel wrlght.  Special attention given to all kinds of repalrihK and  c-iHtom work from outbido points.  Shops   ({a!! Street, between Baker and Vernon, Nelson  DISSOLUTION   NOTICE  Notices is Iiim eh.  tci^en that mc tin' ii))<U,i->i-.nc'l foi  ���..icirl.v i.'ji.tj iiik on 1iii-.iiii.ss as _>.ilooii KiTim**  iii the  (.'ily of N'jl-on in the Piiimii.c of Hutish  < oliiinln t  nn-  iier the firm n.imcni.d st>le of .Io1iiim.ii .V !-*initli  lii\e  tills diiy by iniiliial coiim Ml  di-ohid  th<   *..ti(I  -nitiul  sltip.   The *p>iiil bii'.iiies*. \.ill In < onununi  in tin midi t  .ilfiictl, .Robul I.. "Ninth    "Alio  will  pi.  .ill oul-t iintim:  Ji-iibilit.fcs of tin  -.nd tlim .mil to whom all in ((Hint- dm  the said tlhn(.iic p i\ab1( Im  Dated, at. Ni Non  H (, tin*. _ lid il.n or I).rt mix i   _v.i.  .    \   .JOHNSON  Witness:   \\ . A. f. .1 1 inn.. I:. I.  SMI III.  N0TI0E   TO   CONTRACTORS.  , ,;.S(. I'lleil.��� Ti ndtis will bi' iL_i'!>.(l bj llu ilmlci-iKiird  liniil 12 o'i'Ioi k iiomi. \\ i'diit-<l.n 2TLh Tot tin cic. .mn of  a I wost oil frame u.iitliuiist at Lhciuinei of rmnt .ind  Iliill.>pti*c(its, foi \ Mitcdniiiilit J**, to !.owi.**t oi anj  l-iider mil inn >**iuh ntccpli d.  I.WAIJT*. CAUIllK.   \i<lnt<;its.  Itooms 7 .ind {<, Alii'MltM.11 Jtlotk.  Kinit cliivi iu c\'fiy n'-pjjoct.   Choloo-t wine-,  and ciKir-.   Hvory comfort for trmif,ient und  KUOi-tH.  IIIIADQUAKTKRs. KOIt TXION MKS,  Uciuon  i esii  dent  JOSEPH    CAMPBELL,   Proprietoi��.  NOTICE   OF   ASSIGNMENT.  Pur.mini to "< rulitoii Tru-t Detds Act'unit iimcmlina  Act-.  .N'otice 1. liciebi i*i*eii that Thomns .Simile} Ilum-  lilue\-.��uul lolui \Vhi>-t.Mi(-'I'.ltncl* li.id'tiK uiidci tho  linn uimeof Uiiiiiiihicj*. .s.. Patock as moichants on  I'akii (-neut. Ni l-on, Hriti-h (. ohiiiibi.i, havo bv deed  li-MniiKvlnlt- the l.'Ui dnj of DecOlnbei*. ISKI [iKsiKiied ail  tli.11 pf>i-.ini,i| o-lati.*, 11 .(lilsandetlcctstboth iMitiipi-ship  and pih ite) which ma> ho sold luiilci CM-i-ittion nnd all  .heir ie,il p-tnte (both pailupi-hip and piiMitol to  Web-In ioHiii.m I ra\o- of the �� it} of Nelton, Unti.li  Columbia -Qitlnti I01, in tin-t a-tinstic for Orel itois  (both paitin i-hip nnd iniMiteJ for the pnipospof distu-  billion .miotiv-l the -aid (luhtoi- .icloiiIh1{; to law.  I he sajil deed of a���i*,'nuii>iit wa- < \ctitti d b. the kiihI  llioiims Staiil.j Ilitmphrcjsnnd John U'lu-t.ince Pil-  to_k .mil 1)\ tho-aid \S'(b-Ui ruiemun 'liii.es on tho  -.nd Uthd.13 of lh Ltmlui, lSSi*t  And finthu t.iki not ue that ik meeting of the snid  rrtililors will lie In Id at tlio oflhe of (..illiher & Wilson,  -oln ltoi-. It,ikci -tied. X-.Ki.ii K(. on . inlay the __fnd  (I.iv of De> ember, lvfi, ut lhc lion" of twoo'eloe-k in the  nf tt 1 neon  All ercdiloi- an* u cimieif ou oi befoie the ��Hh dm* of  Dei ember, I*-I<l'l to Ulc then -.lann- ��irh the ti n-tt*e, <lulv  lno\ed.i- pio\ 11I1 d b\ the-.ud adsljituiH' the.imount  tind n.itiue' IhriLOf. thonituie of am seenritv held by  tin m and the < h uaefi i ol liability llieicof, and'the \ulii'  ation iilnifil thei eon  In defpinlt of the -ud tin-tec leceiMiit: **ali-.fnctor.  jirnof theieof any ui-ililor 1-li.ibli to liav'i* bin claim  Inn ud. ^ KBSTi:il TO1U.MAX TRAVKS,  C ii 1 tut it & Wu.sov, Snhi ii.it>.  Dated at NeKon, II. ( ��� tin*. I.lth dav of December.  A.U., lwU, THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON, B. C, FRTDAY, DECEMBER 29,  1899  A DIRECT IMPORTATION OF  HAIR   BRUSHES RATH BRUSHES TOOTH  BRUSHES  NAIL   BRUSHES       MILITARY  HAIR   BRUSHES  THESE GOODS WE  OFFER AT  VERY  LOW  PRICES.  Teetze  ^^IsC-A-S  oni(_ia��_a  ��� ���-- *���  NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY YOUR CHRISTMAS GIFTS.  TIES       TIES       TIES       TIES       TIES      TIES      TIES  We have a magnificent range of tlie.cyoods in Pud's, Handkerchief*!, and l'lowing ends, in all tlio very.  latest colors .-mil pat torn., right from the best Canadian and American niaikets, and at prices that  defy competition.  SILK HANDKERCHIEFS SILK HANDKERCHIEFS  'The very finest finalities, in white and colored, with initialed corners, al  the very lowest, prices.  GLOVES  GLOVES  GLOVES  GLOVES  GLOVES  SHI*: OUR SPI-C1AL 1.IXKS AT ��1.   IT'S A TREAT.  UNDERWEAR  UNDERWEAR  UNDERWEAR  flreat assortment, nf the.-c goods direct from the m-niul'neturers. including Wright's ['"anions Health  lirand in llceeo lined. Cull and -ee I hem and gel. prices. Vou will be convinced ihat they are second  to none. W'e al-o have a large slouk of clothing, boots, shoes, and everything else Unit men require,  which wc arc selling at special reduced prices during the holidajs. Come and gel your share ofthe  best bargains in I lie very best and latest goods ever displayed in Xelson.  J. A-  GILKER,  The  Furnisher.  213-215   BAKER   STREET.  SMALL SHOES tor]iiUccl���s  STRONG SHOES *>'���*�� boys  STYLISH SHOES for t,,cir ffUhcrs'  DAINTY. SHOES '�� mUe _?inUm*  ELEGANT SHOES i0l* then* mothers  COMFORTABLE  FOOTWEAR  Wo stand back of our Shoes     *  They are made in such a way, from slieli stock, that there is no excuse for anything but ��itisfaction  \Ve havo a larger sloek than you usually see and lower prices for thc.samo quality  than you ever run across   ' * -  Shoes to lit till feet, in styles to stilt every fancy, ,-it prices mowed down to a minimum.*    _  '  ���  Neelands' Shoe Emporium  HAKBR STUEliT, NELSON  English Goods  Established in Nelson in 1890.  Our stoclcis 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 purcnased solely for the holiday trade���and they will  be sold, even if at SACRIFICE PRICES. Call early and make  selections.  A   L.IST   OF   THE   GOODS.  LOCAL NEWS IN BRIEF.  Alfred LtU'son has sold a quarter interest in the Spokane Dream claim to  John Marshall of Nelson for $1000, and  another to CM. Moore at the same  figure. The property is located on Granite mountain.  A pSpaugeuberger's interests in the  Mugwump, Gold Bug and Sunrise claims  have been advertised for sale by the  sheriff to satisfy an execution for $S7.  R. C. Campbell-Johnston lias filed  statements of assessment work on 2S  claims, included in the following groups :  Inverness, Lady Aberdeen, Princeton  Fraction, Ash, Bird's Egg, Minto Fraction, Haddo Fraction and Lily   Fraction.  The joint committee ou charities meets  tonight at the city hall. A chairman  will be elected, and the arrangements for  disbursing relief discussed.  A chimney lire near the fire hall j-es-  tei'day attracted a couple of score of  spectators. It was unnecessary to call  out the brigade.  J. Turner and F. Bowes, the men  charged with robbing the cold storage  department of the Cranbrook Hotel, were  brought up before judge Forin yesterday, and chose a speedy trial. Both  men pleaded guilty, and each Avere sentenced to one month at hard labor in the  provincial jail. Judge Forin dealt leniently with  the prisoners, as the offence  Sir Charles Tupper, Bart., leader of  the Conservative party, will deliver a  public address in ,the Opera House,  Friday evening,. 29th "December, at  8 p. m.   All are invited.  Front rows in gallery reserved for  ladies.. .   S.J H.-BRYDGES,  Sec.-Treas. Lib.-Con. Ass'n.  GOD   SAVE   THE   QUEEN  Thousands  Henry Rogers of England, Pear) 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, in sterling  Children's knives, forks and spoons, in sets.  Carving sets, game sets, butter knives, sugar spoons, in  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. .  silver,  silver  .40-242 Baker Street, Nelson-  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  Ity Hiiyiit). your Roods from iih till litis  wcuk iitiel wo will m.vu you dQltars. Your  special iitlcnlion is culled to our large assortment of men's, l/oy's, mid children'.''  ~clo(hinj_, furnishiinjsiiticl sliocs.  QUALITY THE BEST���PRICES THE LOWEST.  was  committed  under the   influence of  liquor, and both had clean records.  HOTEL  ARRIVALS.  At thk r Phaii..���TV. A. Harvey and  wife, Granite; Mrs. Ay res, "W. II. Ald-  ridge, Trail; J. Findlay, Vancouver; A.  Fowler, New York; J. TV. Daly, Mrs. L.  Shaw, D. E. Kerr, Rossland; G. Ii. Williams, Spokane.  At the Hu.mk.--H. J. Stewart, Silver-  ton; II. A. Green, A. S. Crowder, San  Diego; Cai.; H. A. Brown and wife, Kev-  elstoke.  At thk Queen's.���A. D. Menzies, J. TV.  Rickers, II. J. Moore, Kaslo; E. E.  Kuowles, Spokane; F. Dick, J. A. Sliupe,  Slocan; E. C. Kingswell, A. Morewood,  San Francisco.  At the Guam*) Ci.nt_.ai'...���G. Morrison,  Kaslo: J. AV. Gaukroger, Slocan City; W.  A. Alexander, Kuskonook; A. P. Lemieux, Silverton; R. S. Moore, Spokane;  J. K. Salter, tug Ymir.  At the Rovai/���H. W. D. Copeland,  Victoria; E. Davis, Rossland.  At Till!* Cr.ui',��� A. D. Louglieed, T.  Fisher, Granite; R. Wood, Denver, Col.;  M. Carruthers, Ymir; L.  May, Brooklyn.  At the Sherbrooke.���TV. Corbin,  Brandon; J. Gabrion, Ymir; W. J. Simpson, Greenwood; L. W. McJVulty, Robson:  G. Ryan, Rossland; J. Pierce, Toronto; C.  Fillion, Montreal; S. St. Pierre, Molly  Gibson mine.  At the SiipVer King.���J. Faller, City;*  M. T. Robinson, Brooklyn; J. H. Campbell, Ymir.  BUSINESS   MENTION.  Typewriter wanted���Must be v**ell recommended und proficient. Apply to Taylor .<!_ Ilnn-  iiinKlon, Harris!or*.  Wanted���Dining-room girl and chambermaid.   Apply at Queen's Hotel, Nelson.  Wanted���A  girl  for   Ymir.     Call  on  jilrs. Jlalhcw*., on .Silica street, four doors ca*.t of tlio  l_ngli-.li church.  Lost.���A tobacco bag  containing five  $10 bills. Supposed to have been lost on llnk��r street on  Christmas. '1 lie tinder will bo rewarded by rcUiriiinir  same to the Tribune ollice.  To Let���Furnished house   of  5 rooms  complete, for !i months, at $_.">a month. Water and every  accommodation. Situated within 10 minutes walk of  post ollice.   Apply to 'I'. Ut. Procter, Haker struct.  Wanted���Porter.    At Phair hotel.  For rent���Five-roomed house, also furnishings in same house for sale. Kor terms apply  Cabinet Cigar Co.  Christmas  and New  Years 61  AT GREATLY  REDUCED PRICES.  Nothing more appropriate  for a present than a nice  Fur Coat, Muff, Cape, or  Gap. . -*!    '  A large assortment of  ladies' Silk Blouses for  Xmas trade. We have a  few fancy blouses to clear  at 80 cents.  A large Assortment  ojJU*4i^!_pd^ent!s   Silk Handkerchiefs  ; A few children's coats  to clear at $1.50.  We are going out of  ladies* and childrens' footwear, and are selling the  balance at cost.  See our $8 and $10  Mens' suits.  &Mi&,-HHoiH.  BROWN & OO.  ASK YOUR GROCER. FOR THE CELEBRATED  The fiest that Money can Buy- Take no Other  .Mahiifocttired by ..ho Bmckman*lver Milling Co., "Ltd.       Victoria, VTftncou\'cr,tVoRtjiiitistei*,Rdmontoh, Xolsoii.  9  aome  FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE  NELSOH GIQAB CO.  If you would enjoy  a fresh and lintf. rant  nuioke do n t forget the  Cabinet keeps then*  6. B. Matthews,  Proprietor,  The purity or tho drugs unci rnudicincn administered to the patient is the most essential element,  in the sncccn'jfit 1 treatment of disease. Prescriptions arc compounded by us from absolutely pure  drugs in perfect condition, and the physician's  skill will not bo minified by old unit impotent  drugs.   Oiir slock of requisites for  THE TOILET  THE NURSERY  THE SICK ROOM  Are complete  your patronage solicited  NURSES' DIRECTORY  For. (lie oonvet-ictiee of nurses and physicians, tvo liave  established tl Nurses'Directory, awl in order to liaveil  complete, request* all nurses to send in or eall and leave  their names and addresses.  ywsPKNSixa chemist   ...  TelephonO H5 P.O. Box 225 BakerStreet  Mail orders promptly attended to.  A. Ferland  KLLIOT BLOCK:. BAKER STREET, NELSON.  Uo not spend every .evening of the week in search of  amusement, but Kive a little time to your own  HOCinl and mental improvement.  Kor all grades of scholars will be opened at the I3ti-tl-  noss (,'ol!ei.o.   Victoria street on January Siil, 1SKW.  Avail yoursclvo. of this opportunity.  RATTRAY & MERRILL  Will open her Kindergarten and primary school  in the Knglish church  school rootii on tlie 2nd  of Jjit-uary, 1.K30. ..'or  forms ii nil nil particulars apply to MISS PALMER,  At residence of Mrs. J. K. Robertson, Baker Street West.  NOTICE   *��0   CONTRACTORS.  .Sealed tenders will bo received by the undersigned until 12 o'clock nooti,Wednesday. January .'Ird, liKXI, for  Uti�� erection of a two-story ware-house and cold storage  building on Front sired, for J. V. <8rilll_i Si Co. Lowest  or any-tcmler not nccessjirily accepted.  . J.VVAUT & CAKHIK. Architects.  toves!  i:si blast f* JF!B*"OTt_.: .WiHSS-.  fiurT  |f^i^^^'5i��iSB!."*,i  WE HAVE THE FINEST LINE OF  Coal Heaters  EVER DISPLAYED IN KOOTENAY DISTRICT  SOLE AGENTS FOR THE FAMOUS  Cole's Hot Blast Heater  Our claims for this heater is that it is adapted  to any kind of coal, CROW'S NEST, LETH-  BRIDGE, or ANTHRACITE, burning all kinds equally well. Not requiring the  attention of an ordinary coal heater. Economical, durable and simple in construction.   See our Steel  Ranges for hard and soft coal or wood.  H. Bvers & Co.  NELSON  KASLO  SANDON  WE HAVE STOVES  But while we are waiting for the cold weather we  o would draw your attention ;i.o oui 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.  I  .:;���&���- 5 it"  ���-���i&&  ys-:Ji  We wish yoii one and all  A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year  Kirkpatrick & Wilson  The Box Free  Containing' about 7 dozen  nice Tangerine oranges,  this week only, 75 cents.  \ ========= -A-  &lSTj^F=FI^=======  *  .  DesBrisay .<& Co  tt  Baker Street,  Nelson.  m  We beg to announce to our many patrons that.wo have removed to  our, new quarters in the Houston Block, the big increase in the  volume of our business forcing us to seek larger premises. ^ Thank-  the people for tlie* pjytronage accorded us in the past, in anticipation  of an increase' of this custom in the future, we remain, theirs to  command in all lines of groceries.  Houston Block, Baker Streot;  John A. Irving dp Co.  'ARRIVED IN NELSON  IiielUtlinK Sogmw's 2, '_*, and 7'.year old Hye in Barrel--,  {.et-raiu'-t. Star, '&<. Kyc aud Wliito tyhoat Whisky m  A. B. GRAY, Kootenay Agent  Xelson, ll.O,  Gooderliivm & Worts' Ryo in Cases.  Cii.seM.      Walker's Club Bye in Cases.  R. P. RITHET & CO.

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