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Array _____________  *.-  CAVALRY AND FIEtD:ARTILLERY  Will Make Up the/ Contingent".  Ottawa,   December 20.���The cabinet  was hi session this afternoon dealing with  the composition of the second contingent.  ��� A Montreal military man, who is in the  confidence of the government,  says the  military authorities informed him that  the second contingent will bo composed  of 1004 men, 0*10 horses, the units being  three squadrons of cavalry and mounted  infantry-and three squadrons field artillery.     Colonel   Drury   of   "A" battery,  Kingston,   will (command the artillery,,  and colonel Lessard the mounted infantry.  . Both these ollicers are now with the first  contingent in South Afiica.    It is understood that the two squadrons of cavalry  "will    be    taken    from   the   Northwest  Mouuted Police, and  the artillery  from  "A" and "B" batteries.  Montrkal, December 20.���Commenting up on the reported action of the government in sending.a second contingent  to South Africa, La Patrie ' (Hon. Mr.  Tarte's organ) says the colonies sending  troops will have no.opportunity to judge  the conduct-of the government at the  polls, because they are neither directly or  indirectly represented in theimperial  parliament, and war was declared without their participation. Continuing  the paper says: "Wo .-���\dor'\not  know whether there are many clear  headed people,Avho believe it tlie^duty of  the*colonies to send~__.id to England uri-*V  der such eirenmsta'hees.' Bo this as it*  may, it is a singular .spectacle- in history,  to .see a little people like the Boers keep-'  in cheek, even for a.few.hours, that great  empire on which the sun never sets." The  attitude of this paper i.s causing much  criticism among the loyal Canadians bf  eastern Canada."  Montrea i,, December 20.���Local m il i-  tiiy .circles are stirred by the demand  from Ottawa for a corrected list of tho  names aiid addresses of the Canadians at  the front as indicating an engagement.  ..������Montrea.j, December ,20.���The Dominion government has made arrangements  with the Allan line forthe transportation  of the second Canadian contingent to  South Africa. The Parisian has been  chartered, and it is expected that tho  Laurentian bf- tho same line will also be  chartered. The Parisian left Liverpool  today for Halifax, and on its arrival will  be got ready. It is expected tho contingent will sail about January 15th.  PUBLISHED AT NKLSON, BRITISH COLUMBIA.  THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 21,  18.1)0.  DAILY (BY MAIL) $5 A YEAR:  WEEKLY,   $2".  negotiated by the powers at The Hague  last July, for the pacific settlement of  disputes between nations, and the declaration to prohibit for live years the injunction of secrecy. The president's  message was a formal letter of transmittal, except that it called attention to the  accompanying report from the secretary  ol' state urging immediate action by the  senate.  Zola Libel Case Adjourned.  ���������Paris, December 20.���The trial of M.  Emile Zola, on the charge of having  libelled M. Judet, director of the Petit  Journal, in accusing him of using forged  documents in an attack upon M. Francois  Zola, the novelist's father, was adjourned  today"fbr a month on the request of the  defendant's counsel Maitre Labori, who  appealed in court with his client.  BRITAIN'S. FORMIDABLE POLICY  Largest Army Ever Assembled.  Nkw   York, December 20.���The  Tri  bune, referring editorially to the plans  adoped by the war office for reinforcing  ilie British army now in .Sonthy,Africa  .says: "Mr. Windham's present ..programme, to which he has set himself  with characteristic ze<al and efficiency, is  a-formidable one. It involves sending to  the scone of war two of the three fore-  commanders  in     the   .service,  Death of an Eminent Musician.  Nkw York, December 20.���Cable advices received here todtiy announce tlie  death in Dublin on Tuesday- ol" professor  .1. W. Glover, the eminent musician. Ho  was= born in. Dublin 89 years ago, and  gained world-wide prominence from-the  edition of Moore's melodic, whieh lie  harmonized and edited. Among, hit. numerous' compositions' Avere an oratorio,  St. Patrick at Tarn, The Deserted Village, an opera founded on Oliver Goldsmith's poem, and an Ode to Parncll. He  was for many years organist for the  cathedral in Dublin.  Herr Krupp Has a Pull.. .',/  Berlin, December 20.--The *"district  court of Hamburg has just issued an order for the arrest of a Biitish agent  named York, for hiring a number of German peasants in the neighborhood for  military service, whieh, under the imperial laws, is a criminal offense. There is  nothing, however, to interfere with Herr  Krupp iu the manufacture of steel shells  for the British army. An Essen local paper announces that 25,000 .such shells are  being made on a "rush "order, and that  the men are working night and day.  Califdrnia's~Goldeh" Jubilee!  .San Jos:., California, December 20.���'  The celebration of the golden jubilee in  commemoration of the founding of California's government began here today.  In today's proceedings were reproduced  the inauguration of Peter H. Burnett,  first governor of tho state. The part of  governor Burnett was taken by his son,  who read the original inaugural address  delivered on that occasion.  most  Av.itlf by far l;he *, largest army  oyer assembled under* the British flag in  any Avar, and the enrollment of nearly  half a miliion men witli..the colors, over  and above the entire standing' army.  That will 'place Great Britain an'iong" the  gieat military powers on land as "well as  on sea. Some tin* saying that it is unnecessary and that iu the panic caused  by disaster the government is losing its  head and is going to extremes, Ave should  rather say it has found its head. It realizes that the force attacking a fortified  position should be numerically much  superior to the defending force, aud it  proposes sending to Sontli Africa an army  that Avill sustain, that* relation to the  Boers. Ic realizes, too, that it is desirable for Great Britain to shoAAr the Avorld  rthat she. is not taxed vto her utmost to  suppress the Afrikander iii!5urrcctiou, but  has an ample force still in reserve."  " London, .December 20.���Only the optimistic ga\re any credit to rumors that  Buller had crossed Tugela m*er, and even  they speedily realized that it Avas incredible that the Avar office aa-ouIc! refrain  from the irimiediate publication of news  of such an important nature. There is  also no confirmation of the statement  that Methuen's line of communication  has been cut, though tliere is a probability of such an e\Tent occurring any moment. According to the latest ucavs  from Methuen, dated Sunday, the .situation appeared to be a complete eompasse,  The Boers Avere gathering reinforcement*-*  tind extending tlieir fortifications on both  of his flanks, but it Avas beliex-ed they  Avould be unable to attack the British  position.          Anti-Gambling Law Upheld.  Mo.vtgo.mkry, December 20.���The law  to prohibit bookmaking or pool selling on  horse races, and other forms of gambling,  ���Avas-decided   constitutional- by-the"su-"~  - pt'eme court today.  LOCAL   NEWS   IN   EEIEF.  BULLER TRIES^TOJEACH WHITE  By a Flank Movement.  London, December 21.���The latest dispatches received seem to show that the  Boer forces are standing on the defensive  at all points. General Bulior is ordering  the troops uoav arriving at Cape Town to  proceed to Durban to reinforce the Natal  column. Absen'ie of. news from him has  led to the surmise that he is" trying to  join general White tit Ladysmith- by a  flank movement.  The appeals for yeomanry and volunteers aro being responded to with the  greatest enthusiasm in all parts of the  country. Lord Wolseley proposes that  the forties being raised by the lord mayor  of London be called the Ci ty of London  Imperial Volunteers.  The-government expects the total of  the yeomanry and A*olunteors to reach  SOOO. Baron Chesham Avill command, Avith  lord Lonsdale as adjutant-general.  The Australian colonies are responding  eagerly to -he imperial government's appeal for a second contingent.  it is reported that the queen will abandon her proposed visit to Italy in consc-  qiience^of the war.  ~"^LO4VD'6N^'Deceiiibe_e_20.���The postoffice  ���/department has issued a notice to the  effect that OAving to the Majestic, the  Britannic and the: Cymric being taken'; as  transports, no White Star line steamers  will go to Noav York from December 27th  to .Tannary 3rd. Letters for the United  States arid Canada Avill not bo dispatched  on December 27tli. Letters posted iiext  week AA'ill bo forwarded by a Cuuard line  steamer on December 80th.' The 'midweek mails Avill be forwarded by the  North German Lloyd steamer Tr.ave'-.on.  January 3rd.  One of the results of the coal famine in  the Sheffield district, indirectly arising  out of the Avar, is of great importance, as  the steel Avorks ai e not able to get coal  from tlieir oavu collieries a feAv miles distant. They will sue the railway companies for non-delivery of coal.  METHUEN NEEDS A LARGE FORGE  ;   ��_  Nomination Convention at Philadelphia.  Washington, December 20.���A formal  writ Avas issued today by the national  Republican, committee foi' the national  Itepublicau convention -which is to beheld in Philadelphia on Tuesday, the 19th  of June next. The convention is called  for the purpose of nominating candidates  fpr, president and vice-president, to be  vo.ed'for at the presidential election in  NoA'ember, 1900.  .   Ohio College, Destroyed by Fire.  Akron, Ohio, December 20.���Tho main  building of Bushnell college wjis burned  to the ground tonight. The fire started  in the mens' dormitory about five o'clock,  and spread to other portions of the building rapidly. Much of the personal property of the students and many valuable  books from the library were saved- Loss  $100,000, insurance ^Od.OOO.  College Man Drops Dead.  ^ Fargo, North Dakota, December 20.-���  Tonight president"#. 0. Simmons, of  Fargo College* AvMle standing in a book  Eftdre, dropped -dead; from heart disease.  The Senate to Take Action,  Washington, December 20.���The president today sent to the senate the treaty  The representative., of the tAA'o Nelson  hockey clubs met the lessees of the new  ���skating rink I_ast night, and concluded  niTangements' for the uso of tho building  thi*. winter. Members of the club will  be allowed to practice three nights in the  week after 10 o'clock.  E. M. Phair, proprietor of the Hotel  Phair, is Avearing a handsome scarf pin  set Avith diamond, opals and pearl-, the  gift of an admirer.  .Judge Forin Avill hold court at II  o'clock todtiy, when Patrick Milloy Avill  Lie tried for an offence against morality.  Rev. It. Frew returned yesterday from  Ymir, where he g.-iA'e "An Evening with  Robert Burns" in aid of the Ymir Presbyterian church furnishing fund. The  entertainment Ava*. largely attended,  among the audience being several .sleigh-  loads from the Ymir mine.  National Democratic Committee Meetinp.  Washington, December 20.��� Senator  Jones, chairman of the Democratic national committee, has issued a call for a  meeting of the committee to be held at  the Raleigh hotel, in this .city, on the  22nd of February next. The purpose of  the meeting is to fix the time and place  for the holding of the national democratic  ^convention next sumiuet'..  Wireless Telegraphy on the Lakes.  Chicago, December 20,���-Tlie Toledo,  Ann Arbor & North Michigan Railway  Company today signed a contract for the  Marconi Avireless telegraph, in connection  with their ferry line across lake Michigan  and between Frankfort and Menominee.  To Clear Modder Elver.  , London, December 21.���-The gravity of  the military situation is again" beoomin'g  acccntuatejl in the public mind owing to  the,complete absence of iioavs. Nothing  has been heard from lord' Methuen since  Sunday, and it is feared that his communications ha\'e been cut.  A correspondent of the Daily News,  telegraphing from Modder River last  Saturday, says: "The Boer position,  already formidable on December 11th,  has since been greatly strengthened, extending for au area of twelve miics. It is  entrenched according to the most modern  methods throughout its entire length.  Wire fences have been placed before all  the trenches. At eA'ery point guns have  been got into position, and there is every  evidence that the Boers are Avell supplied  Avith ammunition. Only a poAA'erful  attacking force can hope to make a successful assault."  The Times, in an article from the pen  of"ar~iiTilitary"officer,- lament!, the-71 i*"^  persion of the British force, and quotes  the maxim of Napoleon in favor of concentration. The writer regrets that lord  Methuen did not retire to Orange River a  Aveek ago.  The Daily News publishes the follow-  ing dispatch from Cape Toavu, dated  Saturday, December 10th : "The l.ocrs  intend to make a big stand at Stormberg,  and are amassing a great force at the  abandoned bridge. The command of  2000 consists <"hiefly of rebel Dutch."  London, December 21.���The Madrid  correspondent of the .Standard says:  "The Boer government has recently intimated to its agents in Europe its readiness to be moderate iu regard to peace  conditions. Tho chief anxiety of the  burghers is as to the question of receiving  supplies A'ia Lorenzo Marque*.."  London, December 21.���A. J. Balfour,  in his unofficial capacity, has Avritten to  the earl of Haddington, dwelling upon  the importance of the movement to raise  yeomanry nnd volunteer forces for service in >South Africa. He suggests', and  offers to assist a public fund, to augment  the necessarily limited alloAvance made to  the men by tlie government for equipment.  CREAT FAITH JN TOMMY ATKINS  General Eoberts Interviewed,  London,  December 20.���General   lord  Roberts, who is to.have full command of  the   British   troops   in    South    Africa,  accompanied by lady  Roberts  and their  two  daughters, arrived   in  London  this  morning.    After going to a private hotel  he spent about an hour at the Avar office,  in consultation with the marquis of LanS-  downe, secretary of state for Avar.    Gen-,  eral Roberts Avillingly assented to give to  the Associated Press the folloAving statement:   "Circumstances naturally forbid*  my speaking about the  campaign  ahead  of me, except to say/that' I have entire  confidence in the British soldier, and that  I believe the traditions of our army "will  be upheld in South Africa.  "Por the friendly interest and sympathy exhibited by many Americans' I am  most deeply grateful. I feel sure the  ���justice of our cause merits this. Though  Ave may be at war lean- safely stay that  no unnecessary harshness, and no acts of  inhumanity Avill mar the fair name 6f  this branch of the Anglo-Saxon race. I  cannot too warmly'; express my admiration for the spirit Avhich prevails in our  colonies. The action of Canada will til -  Avays be a glorious page in the history of  the sons of the empire. 1 look for great  things from the men she 'has sent and is  sending to the front.  ; "The reports Avhich indicate that disloyalty exists in the Irish regiments, are  absolutely untrue. ',* In the hour of danger my countrymen have ever been among  the first to lay doAviv their lives for their  queen and country, and 'whether it be  against the Boers or men of any other  nationality, the itish soldier Avill be found  loyal to his queen, and bra\rc in battle.  You cannot deny those reports of Irish  disloyalty too strongly." The representative learned that general Roberts entertains a great friendship for general  Kitchener, though they haA'e never  seiwed together.  mauan and Kinross, to fill the vacancy  caused by the appointment of the right  Hon. John Blair Balfour to the lord  justice of Scotland, E. Watson, Liberal  and Radical, defeated hi*- Unionist opponent G. Younger, by 5Hi A-otes. Mr. Watson's majority is 20 less than that by  Avhich Mr. Balfour carried the constituency at the last election against Mr.  Younger.  Corrupt Officials in Havana.  Havana, December 20.���A sensation  was caused in Havana this afternoon by  the aiiesl of nine of the chief appraisers  of the custom house stall' on charges of  being in collusion AAith many HaA'ana  merchants to swindle the goA-ernment out  of large sums, ft is belioA*ed that thousands of dollars havo beeu corruptly  diverted.  AMERICA'S  ILLUSTRIOUS DEAD  Don't Forget the Smoker Tonight.  The smoker to be  g.A-cn in the opera  house this evening in aid of the Mansion  -House Fund  should'receive the "hearty  support of every one.    Tho proceed*. Avill  go   to   savcII  the  fund  Avhich is   being  raised throughout Great Britain and the  colonies iu aid of the AVives  and children  of the soldiers of the queen avIio are now  at the front in South Africa. An excellent  programme lias   been   provided.   Songs  Avill be contributed  by F.   Worthingtou,  H. Marshall, Robert Thompson, It."Leicester, T. G. Procter, J. Ness.'R. BI, Macdonald, P. Clarke  and  M. Parry.    TJie mandolin quartette,  composed  of  Iluntmnn,  Thielan,   Dake   and   HoAvden.   and   the  banjo   quartette,   composed   of  Haines,  Winter,   Walley  and Lcnnie,  avi'11   tilso  contribute   selections.      By ��� request   S.  Foster   Avill   give   the   bugle calls   and  piper   DeAvar   sundry   blasts  upon   the  pipes.       The    .Steiner    orchestra   will  be     in      attendance,      Messrs.     Wom-  balt   and     Harris     contributing    clarionet   and   violin   solos.    E.    McGinn   is  doAvn for a  song  and   dance  and  local  talent will put up several boxing bout*-.  As the programme is lengthy  it  avi'11 be  commenced sharp at 8 o'clock.  Corbett was Identified.  Racink,   Wisconsin,    December  20.���  Henry F. Corbett, avIio was arrested on  sucipiciou of having shot Rev. David B.  Cheney and Avife two weeks- ago, Avaa  tivkei;. before the Cheneys today and posi-  t*i vely identified; as the man.  Canadian flay in Demand.  Toronto-, December 20.���A Globe London cable says the British war oflice had  placed au oi'der for another threo thousand tons of Canadian hay yesterday.  Maaj Offer Mediation.  Nkw York, December 20. -_. dispatch  tothe Herald from Berlin stiys: Tho  Berliner Tageblatt is' informed that the  Austrian government is inclined to offer  its mediation in the conflict in South  Africa. It i- considered that/ the diplomatist**; of Europe, AVhooul,. af'cAV inont its  ago signed the protocol of the peace commission, can not admit that the present  loss of life, Avhich can only end in favor  of tlie black population, should conl inite.  The Berliner Tageblatt, however, considers that mediation Avould be premature.  Germany, at least, has forthe moment no-  intention or taking part in any step*- of  the sort.  Will Not Arrest the Fugitive.  MAitRi'jUjM-.s, December 20.���Mahmnd  Pasha, the sultan's son-in-laAV, avIio recently fled from Constantinople Avith his  wife's jcavcK and till the money he could  collect, has arrived here. Tim Turkish  government telegraphed to the l-Yenoh  minister of foreign affair-, asking for the  arrest of the fugiti\-e on his reaching  French territory, but the authorities here  htiA-e thus far not interfered.  Must Be Careful in China,  Rrci.i.iN, December 20.���Germany  parts her peculiar press Ijiavs to  colonies. Jlerr Eggers, editor of  Deutscheasit  Wart in. Kiao   Choti,  tin-  hur  the  has  been sentenced to three Weeks' imprisonment, for 'unduly criticising. the authorities,  Liberal Wins in a Close Constituency.  London, December 20.���Jn the parliamentary election   held   today  in  Glaek-  Will Be Brought Home  MyniIj., December 20.���Major-general  Luavton's body was brought from San  Mateo to Manila this afternoon, and  placed temporarily in a vault in El Paso  cemetery. When Mis. Lawton and her  four children shall haA'e completed their  arrangements for returning to the I'm ted  State-,, the remains will be taken on a  tiansport, Avith tin escort of officers, Jbr  final interment in Arlington cemetery at  Washington  Wasiiin.-ton, December 19.���It avjis  'learned at tho war department .hat instructions had been received hist night  from the president to prepare LaAvton's  commission as a biigadiei -general in the  regular army to fill one of the existing  A'acancies, and the adjutant-general's  cleiks A\ere at work on the commission  Avhen the information of LaAvton's death  AA-as conveyed to the department, Law-  ton A\as a native of Toledo, Ohio, and  AA'as appointed to the army from Indiana  and Avon his commission in the army  by signal gallantry during the civil war.  General La ay ton served in the Union  army through the civil Avar, having entered the service as a Sergeant of Company E, I\'inth Indiana" volunteers, in  'April, J 801. He AA*as successivelv proi-  inotcd until in March, 1SG5, he aa-iis brev-  etted colonel for gallant and meritorious  services dining the Avar, lie entered the  regular establishment in July, 1809, as a  second lieutenant of the Forty-first infantry, coloied, and remained Avith that  branch of the army until June, 18S7. In  ���September, 1S88, lie Avas appointed in-  speelor-goneial Avith the rank of maior.  At the opening of tho Avar Avith Spain  president McKinley appointed him brigadier general of volunteers aud assigned  him to the command of a division in the  Fifth army corps, commanded by general  Shaftcr. In July 1S9S, lie aa'��s chosen for  the important duty of opening military  operations against the Spaniards by the  capture of El Cnuey, and interruption of  the Spanish leinibroements then ncanng  Santiago de Cuba.  Lawton --ailed for the Philippine*, on  the tiansport Grant Jnmriry 19th, 1899.  His distinguished services in the Philippines aro_rooent_l_istor.y.- He recei\cd a  special message of thanks from piesident  McKinley after his capture of .San Isidro.  EAILWAYS, STEAMBOATS, COMMERCE.  A maikcd featuio in connection with  the tran-ppoi tation companion doing bu*-*i-  no-s in the city is (he amount of poultiy  hundled this \. cek. Carloads of birds me  constantly aiming lor local Avhole-alots,  avIio mo i.istiibuting the -.upply over a  wide teiiitory iu -.mallei lot*-,.  Cashier Black, of 1 hn ('. p. I., freight  department, will net a- general agent foi  Nol-iim during the absence of ft. Drew,  AV'ho expects to leave today foi  the  Ka-l.  .Superintendent Uejislcy, of theC P. It., |  '���Lntes  that  I'i eight   during   thi*.   month  sIioavs an inci ease of more  than  100 per j  cent over the coiri"=ponding  pciiod   last i  year.    The fact speaks aoIuiiu-s as to (lie  commercial giw. t h oi  NoNon.  Tin. Turin vr i-officially informed that  the grading neccs*-aiy to the rcariangc-  niontoftlioCP.lt. jtitil** m this city  Avill cost appiOM'matofy -$20,000. This is  quite oYchisi.o oi the other expenditures  contemplated by the company next spring.  As tho -.tun in question i- to be expended  largely for l.ibor, business, men genet ally  Avill piofif thcieby.  Uncle Sam Keeping Clear.  Wasiiinciov, December 20.���Tt is  asserted at the state department, that our  goA'crnment has interfered in no degree  av hate ver between France and China in  ���connection, Avith pending difficulties betAVeen those two corn-tries.  It is positiA'cly denied that  cither through ambassador Porter  or any other person has the United States'  addressed any communication to the  French government asking for an explain-  tion of its action.  THERE SEEMS TO BE TROUBLE  Brewing in Ros3land.  For the pa=t three months there have  heen,  from  time to time,   reports that  trouble Avas likely to break out  in  Rossland between the mine oavuoin and tho  mine AA-orker*..    In fact it  was rumored  that one manager, Avith laurels avou in a  fight in Australia, Avas aching to try conclusions Avith  the  miners' union.     This  man is an American, and  is  now in tho  employ of a foreign company operating  principally at Rossland.    If one of the  greatest industties of the province, one in  Avhich so many  people  are dheelly interested, and on Avhich is  based  real  estate values exceeding almost tho Avorthof  tho   mines,   is   to    bo    dominated    by  ono   man,   or   one   set   of    men,   who  haA'e no other   interest in  the country  than to draw their salaries to do the bidding of aliens  and   non-residents, it is  pretty near time that the government  should step in and tell these gentry that  the province is  supreme.    Smith Curtis  of Rossland, in  a letter to the Miner of  that place, sounds the alarm.    His letter  is as follows;  A Not.: op Wahninc.  Kditor Miner :  The critical Labor situation in the Slocan district and the uneasy  feeling, moie apparent lately iu Rossland,  are said to have been  largely  caused���  and certainly aggraA-ated���by the miners'   "  unions pre\*enting contract labor.    Tho  contract system furnishes an easy bridge  over the rathei   sudden   transition  from  the ton-hour to the eight-hour day.    The  extra profits that the proficient and ambitious miner can make  under it, go far  to  counterbalance  any  bad results.    It-  caii in our principal mines, be  used, but. ���  to a limited extent.    liy persistent  universal  opposition  to  it, miners  run the  i isk of public opinion backing  the legis- \  latiire in making some enactment  in  its  faA-or.    Better go sIoaa*  .and   keep  public  opinion unreservedly on your side.    Ver-  buni sap.  It is also asserted that mine OAvners in " *  secret sessions  haATo  conjoined  to  over-  -  throAv the eight-hour law or cut the standard A.age proportionately.     As all political parties are in favor of  the  laAAr,  its  repeal is out of the question.    To cut the  present   AA'ages  means  a  strike;  aud a  strike means closing the mines controlled   ,  by these mine OAvners unless they succeed  in their intention to import and employ  dago and other cheap  labor.    The alien  labor law Avill not likely prevent them, as  the OttflAA-a government makes no effort  to enforce it.     The higher the wages the  better for the local community."    Therefore, the community's  interest will  be  avitli the strikers antl against  the  hand- /  ful  of   mine owners   and   determinedly  against the employment-of cheap  labor,  Avhethei- dago, .lap, or other.     The community   and s the    strikers    have    the  rvotes.     What  i-   to   prevent  the local  legislature, backed by an overAvhelmingly  popular p vote,  enacting  that  no under-  gtound  laborer shall be paid   less than  the  standard   Avage?      With 'such    an  enactment,   and   the   mine   owner   ic-  maining obdurate and closing the mine,  Avhat is to  prevent  the  legislature saying:    "'We granted this claim*to you on  the implied condition  and   trust that if  profit-pacing oi'e  were found you would  exploit it, and so enrich and build up the  community.    You have such ore, but you  "���  Avilfully lefuse  to  cairy out your trust;  thoiefoie, we will /-arry it onl for yon,"  and  thereupon   leasing  or  A.orking the  mine, and holding the rent or profits for  the benefit ot  the owner-.   Would not  ��*ucli legislation bo better than to permit  these mine owners to  conspireytogether   and so act as to caif-c groat injury and  CA*on min to lhou-and. a\1io Iuiac* settled  in the vicinity of these mines and are  propei ly dependent upon the mines be-  | ing Avoiked for their Avell-boingV I think  so vety decidedly, and Avould not hesitate  (o advocate and support sm-h legislation.  This Ls a progie--*ivo age, and if the general goad of tlie gieat mti-sof people in  our mining localities justly requires such  legislation, i do not -eo Avhy they should  not havo it as again-*] the *=*o*Ifislx inteicst of hull a hundred mine owneis  nlio mayhap haA-o lloated paying propel ties in l.nglaud at a very excessive  a ahiation, and now \a ish to blame the  eight-hour law fur their inability to pay  the excessive sums promi-ed as dividend*-,  or wish to SAveat labor io pay-AVhat never  should have been promised. The ..-cent  "AAildcAt" has never done much harm  compaied Avitli certain notations of dividend payers, AAheieby the public havo  been *'v.iIdeatfced" out of fiom !?>l to ��2  per shaic tluough wilful over-valuation  by tho promolei-.  The present standard miner's wage is  none too much for the support of a family, while the employment is both arduous and hazardous. The maintenance of  this stnndaid should, and I*belie\*o will,  havo tho--upport of tho ontne community. Let us hope that these mine owners  will take note of tho v.arnnig v.eather  signals befoie finally embarking upon  their proposed expedition.    Yours, etc.,  Smith Cuhtis.  Ross la rid, December 20th, 1S00.  Anxiety Over the Oceanic.  QrKi.NSTOAVK,     December     20.���Some   -  anxiety is'felt regarding the White Star  .steamer* Oceanic, captain Cameron, whieli  left New York on December 13th.   She  is M hours overdue.  2 t  i^iM"in>^g^uaBaa____^7^!^^ ->  THE TRTBUNE:  NELSON, B. C, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21,  1899.  \  W  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  >*^.^.j_*'.j^.,_r.<_?-^.g-gp^.^-^-^.^.p_y-,_*pj-��p��^-/!*-'-y.^ v_.*>-&,^,-^,-^,-ft"-^''^,-^,_��,^*-a'_��'-^'-^S__^^  ^fc^^^-P**^**-****.^-^^^'!-?**^ ���?'^'^"^"^-^-^^'^-^^"'^"^^**^3**'^  viv  \&  \6  iii  \b  i&  \U  vt/  lili  Ui  0/  ii  ***,  WE WILL GIVE  Special Seductions  IN ALL DEPARTMENTS  ���*"*"���_ **3 :��3:-3:-_3 --333'aa 3a:-*3 3 333 *���**  #  3333333��333333333333:i_j  y, ... __^ .    *<*j|  _j  il/  it  ib  iii  U-  ii>  il>  tW  Ui  Oi  ��-  ,**  LATEST SHADES  Ladies' Kid Gloves  $1 PER PAIR  '*%e'6--:f����-��e'fe6e6f**:--:_-:et--:r-:'--:-^  ll/  ito  ito  ito  ito  _> ito  ito  ..ss  \i>  it/  ito  ito  Ladies' Department  Cashmere, Llama, Lisle and Silk  Hose; Woolen, Cashmere, Kid and  Silk Mittens; Complete range of  Street Dress Kid Gloves; Evening  Lengths in Suede Kid Gloves; Latest  Novelties in Fans for parlor and evening wear; Splendid assortment  Ladies' Silk Umbrellas; Eiderdown  j|*    and Silk Dressing Gowns and Jackets  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  Hor^e 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 y^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 Buck-lined  Gloves; Evening Dress 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..  Dress Goods Department  Black Brocade Silk and Satin for  dresses; livening 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-vand Taffata Underskirts.  Children's Department  Wool- Mjtlens, Boofees, Overalls,  White Lawn Dresses, Slips, Cashmere, Eiderdown and Fur Coats for  Infants; Wool and Kid Mittens,  Cashmere and Flannelette Dresses,  Jackets and Ready-made Ulsters, Fin-  Collars, .Coats and Muffs, Lawn,  Cambric, and Silk Handkerchiefs for  Children.  ito  'A  ^-��6e6��6_--&-'6eee��  vii tn  !*���    See our Christmas Toys, Dolls and Fancy Coods |  it, o j��  Ml fl.  -%  333333333333333333333333333 333 333 3333333333333333333333333-">"  *  Fred Irvine & Co.  -Kp333333333333333333333333333 333333 33333333y33333333333333333_ty.  h>  303 Baker Street and 303 Josephine Street, Nelson  fcfcefc��h��S6��*��fr:e��-:_-: *:g*S66 e*:_-:Ce���-:6e_-:_-ee*:e*:S-*:f:e*&f:&e6e*:fe  'Jg-_�� ���__������--.���__>���____-*____-A---^p*^ .>'*>g'g,S'g'gl"gl'*'*'*<*^"^''-'  -"���s.^^'^r'5"^^.^^^''^*"^'^^^^^"^^'^ ���' ���^���^^^^^a^'ff'^-'Jff-f-^'^'-r-'*  fr-_'^,_a,g'g'tf'g.'tf'--'g'g'g'S'g'tf'g'tf'l'^'tf'g:S'g'{_.'l'g''^'tf'-lf'^'  ^: ^sr. ^p ^. s*. ^. ^: ^: ^: ^,. >y ^: *,��.. 5P S?: *-__. <_v. *^*-^-'^**^>-K-'-.-'*^'5r;*Sr'^:'ff^^:ci.-  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  <���<���  0*&  ^���-S**-*_S_ ���__?*. ���JS,-'e=*pp*;:=*p-.^ "_3i"  '���<C?*(_3"  rm  ���>���'&'e=>^&>'&' e3'(=>- cS>'��� &���(=)'  mi  BUY HER A NEW SILK WAIST  "m  m  <$-  Yesterday we placed in stock the daintiest lot of  silk waists that you have ever seen. By a special effort  we have been able to secure these goods for the Christmas trade.  Colored Taffetta Silk Waists, all new .shades, at $10.00.  Black Satin Waists, well made, at $10.00 each.  Fancy Silk Waists, in stripes or.spots, at $12.00 each.  iB  m  jj^ .We would urge upon our customers the advisability of  in\ -buying' early, thus securing the choice goods and avoid- ^  *%j\ ing the rush of Xmas week, , - W  1 MARTIN O'REILLY & CO.  JSk  HOUSTON   BLOCK,   BAKER   STREET.  M  ;&.&&.&t  ONE   IN   A   BOX  Just received by express a fine assortment of  SILK SUSPENDERS AND TIES, ONE !N 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.  the jury in English aa"iis commenced immediately after by J. V. Quinn, Q. C,  counsel for the defense. Chviiig to tlie  fact that one of the .jurors was unable to  understand French, the address of counsel and the charge of the judge have to  be deliAreral in both languages. The case  is expected to be liiiishe.l late this evening.    Canada Has One Advantage.  Toronto, December 20.���J. M. Quinn of  SaginaAV, Michigan, a big lumber dealer,  avIio is in the city to attend the sale of  large timber limits today, says Canada  has the advantage of every country as  far as timber is concerned. lie says the  United .States will want forty billion feet  .of-lumber next year, and only tAArenty-six  billion are in* sight. According* to. Mr.  Quinn. the white pine of* the United  .States will be exhausted in soA-en -years  if it is cut at the-present rate,  Shutting Out the Barbadoes. **  Bun UN, Dccembei* 20.���The German  federal council has di^continuad- the favored nations privileges to products from  the island of Barbadoes, Britisli West  Indies.  HUDSOiTS BAY  COMPANY.  ���Z__^2g___^I*__ga^_KH-g-H_-g*-^-^-^E_3  Holiday Enjoyment  MEN'S OUTFITTER  Sign ot the RED  HAT, Baker St., Nelson  J*    _F��      VV JSXR  The election for mayor and aldermen  to serve for the coining year is only  twenty days off, and there are but two  candidates in the held, Frank Fletcher,  an alderman from the West Ward, is a  candidate for mayor, although the announcement lias not been made formally.  Jle -vvill be opposed by John Houston,  whose announcement is formally made  in another column. These two men have  vii'Avs that are antagonistic on all question., relating to municipal government.  Mr. Fletcher has many enthusiastic supporters and Mr. Jfouhton has friends that  stay AA'ith him Avhen it comes to ���> light.  Tun Vancouver World does not agree  with the suggestion mado by Tin*" Tki-  v.vsk that the Laurier govern im*nt make  HeAvitt Bostock, M. 1'. from this province  the representative in the cabinet from  the West. JlcAvitt Bostock may not  liave as much ability a.- Clifford .Sifton is  credited Avith; but there is- one thing  certain, lie comes nearer being a Liberal  than any member of parliament from the  West. JILs honesty has never been questioned, find every measure that he lias  advocated on the floor of the house avh��  one that the great bulk of the Canadian  people Avould adopt were they given a  chance to pass on measures by direct  vote. When a party i*- in {lower it  should be  true to  the teaching*-:  of tho  party. HeAvitt Bostock has been, but as  much cannot be said of some others that  might, be named,  , Turoiii. is no truth in any of the rumors  in circulation regarding the reported adjustment of the differences betAveen tho  miner-** and the feAv mine managers in the  Slocan -who are holding out against the  $3.50 wage forthe eight-hour day. The  miner!"- voted to compromise on^$;..2/5 a  day for men employed at stoping ore and  $'....0 a day for development drifting and  tunneling. It i.s now generally admitted  that while two or three of the big producers avou Id Avillingly accept this compromise, the faction led by J. Roderick  l-obertHon and f'corge Alexander Avill  have none of it. They are resolved to  smash the miners' unions, even if the  country goes to smash in the meantime.  gNCORPORATED 1670.  The Injunction Dissolved.  Mo.vruHA.,, December 20.���The injunction taken out on Saturday, December  $)th. to prevent the harbor commissioners  granting a charter to the Connors syndicate of Buffalo, NeAV York, to erect elevators at this port, on the ground that  the commissioners Avere only trustees and  had no authority to grant said privilege,  Avas quashed by judge Pagmielo tliis  morning. The syndicate is now free to  proceed at once with the Avork of erection.  We Hope  No one will be without  the necessary liquids to  brighten up Xmas.  JU8^ *R_gce8v*eci  Direct shipment, from  Europe 150 cases Pom-  mery Champagne, 200  cases assorted liquers.  OF YOURSELF and friends  i.*- largely influenced by the  character of the gifts. To present an item that gives pleasure  to the recipient nnd that affords  you keenest gratification, is the  secret of Yule Tide pleasures.  It Avill be an oa_.y matter in our  holiday shoAvmg of fine perfumes, toilet accessories, dainty,  desirable novelties etc., to find  . , 3 7  the item that you'll feel to be in  perfect, elegant task* that Avill  attest the good judgment ofthe  " donor. tTlic prices are most  reasonable, as is always the case  hero,. A little'list that Avill aid  you in making up the presents  foi' friends and acquaintances:  New odors in Pinaud'h perfumes. Violet Sensation and  Carnation Pink. Roger & Gal-  let's latest odors. English perfumes. Ci'oavii <fc G'rossmith's.  ���Seeley's American perfumes in  fancy boxes from 75c. to $5.00.  Plate mirrors $1 to $:..50.  Sterling silver mounting.*, in  tooth, nail, hair brushes aud  combs, also sterling mounted  cloth brushes, perfume bottles  -and-shaving-sets.��� Gold-backed-  brushes, combs and mirrors.  Ebony goods in hair and cloth  brushes.  Ncls-on,  lirili-h   Columbia.  ASK   FOR   OUR   SPECIAL   XMAS  HAMPER   LIST.  sons  Gut Prices is the  Order of the Day  And I want to be in it. I havo just received  Full samples of Suitings and Over-  coatinKS representing a ?p*0,0iX) htock to  ohooao from made to your order at prices '  never before heard ofiti Nelson. All tho latest  fads in Fancy VcstiiiRS for Fall and winter.  Ladles' tailoring in all its branches a specialty.  Lowest prices.   Rooms 1 and 11, Hillyer block.  Telephone 13  The Lemieux Case Closed.  MonthHAr., December 20.-Tlie evidence in the ijemieux case was concluded  this morning.    The counsel'*-* address to  BLACKSMITH ING  AND EXPERT  HORSESHOEING  Wagon repairing promptly attended to by a fln-t-ciass  wheelwright. .    Special attention given to all kinds of repairing and  custom work from outside pointa.  Stjop:   IJall Strart, b��tw����n Bator and Vernon, 5*kt��o**  PINB TAILORING  CLEANING AND REPAIRING.  Your own  goods  made up.    Old clothes  made - good as new.  ^__._RTI3:TJ_Ei   a-_E__Q  Opposite Clarke Hotel. *MK__(._IANT TAILOIt.  R.-REISTERER & OO.  BREWERS AND BOTTLERS OF  Fine Imager Beer,  Ale and Porter  Pr7eC�� fiWUta.     Brewery at Nelson.  THE NELSON SAW & PLANM 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. ^Kss of all sizes.  Factory work of all kinds donPto order.  THE NELSON SAW k PLANWULLfe Ltd,  OFFICE AND, MILLS CORNER HALL AND FRONT STS.,  SON.  PALACE   FRUIT   3TORE  The largest* and test assorted stock of Candies-aad Confectionery in the City.  G. B. Chocolates and Bon Bons.  Lowney's   " <!       "       (direct from New York.)  Crystalized Fruits (direct from London, England.)  _^_&_, -J- A- Mcdonald.  P. Burns <& Co.  Wholesale and Retail  .  .   .   Dealers in Meats  Head Office at  _jnelsq:n;) b.jd._  Markets at Nelson, Rossland, Trail, Kaslo, Ymir, Sandon, Silverton, New Denver, Rca'cI-  stoke, Ferguson, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade City, Midway, and Vancouver.  Mail Orders'Promptly Forwarded.  West Kootenay Butcher Co.  ALI- KINDS OF  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  BaRer Street, Kelson   E. G. TRAVES, Manager  ORDERS BY MAIL RECEIVE CAREFUL AND PROMPT ATTENTION.  yy  vr; p. isjokson  B. H. H. APPLBWHAITH  J. B-CPHBE  Kootenay Eleetrie Supply and Com  ELECTRIC SUPPLIES  Complete Electric Equipments for -Siectn. Power Transmission and I-to^tou-. for Mines, Towns  *____._... _����� in,-.. ........   -r _.��_.��__    n_ii_   mKa__i.A����n     j_����n_��iK>_jl__**-��_._.  " "*-**. O. Box 806,  Electric Fixtures, I*amps, Bells, Telephones, Annn__ciBt<^^J^a,  t__ 4 T/,__n_l��_ a___p.a*.  Josephine  , b. a  Free Water .Connections  GAS   FITTING   OUBSPEGIALTY  STRACHAN 3ROJS.  TO YOU!} LOT LINE, WE DO IT  SIE US  PLTJMBIKra OE  ALL  Fred J, Squire, Merchant Tailtfr  FULL LINES OF FALL AND WINTER SUITINGS  -   3  WEST RAKRR STREET-! NKLSON  OPPOSITE SILVER KING I.OTKI n^ssssssss^^^^g^s^^^^^^^^&^isimiBi^sss&  THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON B. C; TIITJI^SDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1891  5  &  .?**���(*'  %  Christma  >������������S.'-m!'"S.'uS''!!!__.*��__.**'&.&    -^���**-vx--*" *���*"*'��� '����'**'��� ��Li**'_St_:^��� (SL'4St'*wi IS?,'���'**���^������gf-<__f�����___-*��� fgL-e*��� 2_i**��� ^r**��� <*���***��� i^-fy&'*&.  '��� f' <_���_>*��� **>��� &��� ft*> ' f0>^^'^- ^���^���^'8^->^-Sr'*^''^^'^-S^'*>��*^''*��j^*'-��^  ^  to  to  to  to  to  m  to  to  to  to  to  To the  People of Kooteijay and Yale  Our Stock is now complete, and we are ready for orders.  All orders from Kast and YVcst ICootenay and Southern Yale will be filled  promptly; more promptly than they can possibly be filled from any  other jewelry house in Canada.  We have all kinds of goods���probably a greater variety than was ever before displayed in a jewelry store in British "Columbia-���and we guarantee that our prices will be lower than at any other store, either  East or West.  As to Quality, any goods purchased at our store will be taken back if not  as represented.  We ask the people cf the Kootenays and Yale to call and examine our  stock, and if it is not found the equal of any in British Columbia,  then avc will stand all expenses.  All our -goods are up-to-date. We don't hold our goods over from year  to year, for we make it a rule to dispose of everything at our Christmas Sales regardless of cost. Our goods must be sold, and are sold.  By adopting this business principle, our customers get all the benefit  that ean be obtained from making" purchases from stocks that are  large and bought at the best possible prices, direct from manufacturers.  Watches, Diamonds and  Jewelry  Ladies' Watches;   1:4 and 18 carat gold cases; with or   without diamond  settings.  Gentlemen's Watches; 14 and iS carat gold cases; best movements.  Ladies'Gold Chains; 14 carat gold.  Ladies' Pendants; in diamonds and pearls.  Ladies' Shawl and -Beauty Pins.  Diamond Rings ; suitable for Men,  Women, and Children ; in  different  designs and all sizes of pure water stones.    All our diamonds were  bought eight months ago, and are sold at the prices prevailing then.  This means a saving of 25 per cent to the buyer.  Cut Glass; full lines in every variety.  Sterling Silver Manicure Sets; with or without jewels; from the small size  up to the largest that can be bought.  Hair Brushes,  Mirrors, Atomizers, Puff Boxes, Paper Knives, Smelling  Salts Bottles, Toothbrush Holders and   Tooth Brushes.     Hundred  of different kinds from which to make selection.  a *. ���  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  Henry Rogers' Celebrated  English  Goods  ���Wc are-the first house in British Columbia to make direct importations  ��� from the celebrated Knglish manufacturer, Henry Rogers. . These  goods 'comprise everything in the line of TableAvarc. They are unique, in that oak is the wood.used in their manufacture. The Sets  comprise : Cake Knives, in oak sets, pearl handles.  Fish Sets, in,half dozen and doy.cn sets. * *.  Fruit Sets, Cabinets in oak.  Knives with celluloid'handles.      ** - -  Tablespoons, Dessert Spoons, Teaspoons- all in Sterling Silver.  Children's Knives, Forks and Spoons, in sets.  Carving Sets and Game Sets.  Butter Knives and Sugar Spoons, in both silver and pearl handles.  Liquor Decanters, in different patterns and styles.  Wine Coolers and Dinner Gongs. A large variety of these goods are on  hand and they must be sold.  . ���Gentlemen's Gold. Chains*jn 14 and j<S carat gold.  - Qen't!einen's,:L6ckets,,.'bplh plain and diamond settings.  Bradley. .&--:H.ubbar1_l's*.Art'Goods,   hand painted. , -    -  Vase.V .Statuettes', jardiniere's, Mirrors,   Fenders,   Handirons and Dogs.  -All   these goods'are* first-class and direct  froni   the manufacturers.  .Prices guaranteed. the cheapest  in,British Columbia.  Our-Watch" repairii.g.-department is- a .special feature of our establishment,  ��� -. and all repairs .'ire* q'uara'ntecd. ,       '  .Express.and''Mai." orders wilj r,ecei_ve prompt attention.-      '.  We sell. \v.hblesa|e and retail.  Call early and avoid the rush, as* there are only a few days left in which to  ������- do engraving. .  Our engraving" .department m m charge of m Artist, anydyall engraving or  lettering is done free of charge*.  ���_> "Or  inn ������-������Tia-nWiTlMi y '��� ��� mimm  ��  m  240-242  Baker  Street,* Nelson  fcx  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  ��*j__w-��  .____.�� _*.'_*���.*&������ 0&*  ��__*��� -____* -____ ���*___ ��� _�����** -0** *&�����*��� ____'��� _____'  *~~* ~^*^eh* >���->?���> *55T�� ���***__*��� ;����--r-' 'ST* ������SET' >�����_ ������***�������� * ***. ��� "sir* ^f ��� "-scr 'isr,,,-sr* *^r* *��r�� "ST. ssr* ���ssr* ,sr,iS-rr'"'��sr.; ^sr ���.���5?.  ��� ��__: d^i & "'���l" ^ __*k_5& i__S ^_b_. ^_��% 'J2& ^__8_'  ���^*^i��_s^^^*ii___.'_^t-_a^  ���_____��� __2_�� ___S_ ���*_3___i_2fe:t_!__K^  l|*W"***">��.",��_ ��**tS_t*^_5'-**��-_S�� ��� ~  ��� *_*r��0**jm* *0i0-'pa* * r 4  THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON B.C.  THURSDAY DECEMBER 21. 1899  BLOODTHIRSTY.  SILENT,   SATURNINE,  A Famous Waii Corresi-oxunxt's Dk-  SCRU'TIOX OF G'KXKRAIj BrLLKIl.  Ai'diibald Forbes says that general  ] Jed vers Bailor belongs to Avhat used to  be called tlio AVolseley Gang. ''It is not  easy," says Mi: Forbes in his character  sketch of the commander-in-chief, -'for  the most censorious to challenge the discriminating acumen of Wolseley's selections. It Avould be superfluous for mo to  emphasize the merits of Uoch-ci-.s Bailer's  military cli.-iracter, although, perhaps, I  happen to know more than do most men  how much, once and again, that the ol'li-  cer's acute discernment, fearless masterfulness of nature, and ruthless promptitude have sei'A-ed him."  The  soldier to  Avhom  F.ngland   looked  to bring   to a speedy and successful con-,  elusion   tho Avar  between ourselves  and  the  Boer-, of the Ti.m*.vaal i-, a*-.ill the  avoi Id know---,  No Novk i: i.v AniK an' W\ur aui*:.  In Mr. Foibcs' '"Bat racks Bivouacs-, and  Battles" tliere ai e some passage-- refer-  i ing to general Bullei's exploits in that  country. "When .Mr. Foi bes 1 cached Durban in IS7D, colonel Becheis Buller, as he  Avas then, had .iheady avou his Victoria  Ciois. by deeds of conspicuous bra Aery,  after the unfoi tnnate affair at the Inhlo-  baue MounU in :  "He assisted, Avhile hotly puisued by  Zulus, in re=ciiing captain D'Arcy, oi  the Frontier Light Horse, avIio AA'as retiring on foot -"colonel Buller cat rying him  on his hoi^e until he overtook the tear  gnaid. On tho same day and under the  samcciicunistanees, he conveyed to a place  of safety lieutenant E.eritt, of the  Ft on tier Light Horse, a\ hose horse had  been killed under liim. Latet on colonel  Bullei, in tlie same manner, saved a  Hooper of the Fiontiei Light J Torso, avIio  av.is completely exhausted and avIio othei-  Avi'-OAA'ould have been killed by the Zulus,  a\1io A\ere AAithin eighty yaid*"** of him."  TJiey .lie the formal A\ords of the  '"Gazette," and give no a ei y viA id idea of  tho man. Mi: Forbes' brilliant pages do,  and his incidental references to the dashing officei gheau impiession a ei y intei-  osting under piesent ciicumstances :  "We readied Fort Durban about the  middle of Aptil, 1S79, to find its roadsteads croAvder I Avilh the Iran spot ts that  had brought lhc leinfoicements out Irom  Fjiigland, and its hotels crammed Avith  olficots of rill ranks and all branches of  the service. General "Fred" Mai shall, an  old friend of Borcsfoi d and myself, commanded the Regidai CaA'alry Brigade,  and Bill hoped for a berth on his staff.  But a bettei billet fell to him. Far up  in the Tians.aal sir Fvelyn Wood's little  brigade had just gained a brilliant a ic-  tory ovoi <*ouie 20,000 Zulu., avIio -had  made  A Drsi'i.n \tij Atta* ic  on its po-ition. Colonel Bedvei*- Buller  (oiiiiii.indcd Wood'.4- Iriegular Volunteer  ^(JaA'.iliy, and in the recent fight his staff-  officer, inniot Roland Campbell, had been  killed.*'  Mr. Forbe-,' ��� chum Bill"- loid William  Bee-*.oid tiiat is���got the appointment,  and licM. day went up lountry to his  hillet, ''and not long after," says n the  writei, '"1 [oined Wood's force up at  . Kambula:  "T found Bill too busy to give me more  than u huiriod  handshake.    Be Avas Buller's only staff officei, and the force commanded, about a thousand   strong, Avas  the  strangest  congenes  imaginable     Jt  consisted of broken  gentlemen, of runagate sailors, oI   fugitives fiom justice, of  the  --cum of South   African  toAvns,   of  stolid   Afrikandei-, of  Boers whom  the  Villus had diiwn from their  farms..    Almost eveiy Euiopean nationality was represented ; there Avere a feAv Americans,  ���some good,-some bad : a-Greasei : a-Chil-  ean - several Australians : and a couple of  Canadian voyagenre*- from someAvhere in  tlie Arctic*  regions.    There AA'ere Frenchmen who rould not speak <i word of Knglish, and Channel Islanders Avhose patois  neither Englishmen nor Frenchmen could  understand.   One and   all were   volunteers, lecruited   for the campaign at the  pay of five -.hilling, a day.    What added  tothe complication A\as  that tlie foice  comprised  a   dozen   or   more   sub-commands, each oiigina Ily, and "-till to some  extent,   a   scpaiate   and   distinct   unit.  There were'Buller's Horse,'and 'D'Arcy's  Horse,'   and   'Beddington's  Jfoi**e,    and  'Feiioira's   Horse," nnd   --o on ; each body  ussei ting a distinct independence.   Bcres-  foid  Jmd   to  arrange all details    .    .    .  .'ind be in eveiy thing Bullei % tight-hand  man.    The volunteei officers,  some zeal-  ouj.,  some sluggish,  some eantankesou*-,  Avere, as rogaided any knowledge ol duty,  for the most pai t quite useles-..    In effect  the  force, Avhich   in numeric.il   strength  icekoned as a biigade, aa.is 'run' by those  two meu��� Red vets Buller aud Bill Bcres-  foid.    Bullei' AA-as a  Sn.i'NT, Sa'iurmn'i;, BijOOdi'Iurstv Max,  as resolute a Tighter a*- over diew breath,  a born leader of men, avIio ruled his  heterogeneous command a. itli a lod of  iron. J.ciesfoi'd, to the full as keen a  fightei .ind as firm in compcllim*. obedience, Avas of a diflerent temperament"  After a page ov two explaining the situation, Mr. Forbes continue-- :  '���So on the morning of the 3id .Inly order*-. Avere issued that Buller at midday  should .-rake his jitogulars aeiosstho rivci  and make a i oeonnaissanu' of as much of  the plain beyond as tho Zulus might see  lit to pei mit. . . . Buller and Beresford wore alwnys in the saddle early,  Avaiting for the firstlings ofthe muster.  Buller's favorite mount Avas a fiddle-headed,- brindled- flat-sided, cAve-necked cob  named Punch. He Avas perhaps the very  ugliest horse of his day and generation  in all South Africa, but he avus also  among the most valuable. Although not  A'ery fast, his endurance Avas Avonderful;  he made nothing of a hundred miles at a  stretch, Avith an occasional 'oil-saddle'  and a roll as the only relief. But it AA-as  neither his endurance nor his ugliness  that constituted his special value. He  avjis 'salted' to the third degree of salt-  ness, that is to say, he Avas proof against  the malady known as ���horse-sicklies.-'.' . . . The leader of the irregulars and his stall' sat on tlieir horses in  front of Evelyn Wood's tent AS'.aiting for  their followers to come on the ground.  Wood, standing in his tent door, chatted  to the laconic Buller, Avhile Beresford and  'the boy' gossiped a little apart. Presently Baker came along at the he.ul of hi-,  assortment of miscreants; Ferreiia, leading his pat tieular bandits, was A'i-ible in  the offing, and Buller alongside of Baker  headed the pioce-sion of hor-emen doAAii  towards the river."  Then folloAvs an account of the day's  doings in AA'hich the qualities that have  bi ought BedA-ers Jiuller to the front in  tho niilitaty AAOrld are A'ery discernible  ���his coolness and caution���though  Avith it all,  Tun Cm_vi_u Zulus  A-er> nearly beguiled them into an ambush, and they saA'ed themselves only by  a huriied retreat, in the course of which  two men���lord William Beresford anrl  sergeant O'Toole���managed to Avin the  Victoiia Cross.  This apparently a\ as Mr. Foi bes' first  knoAvledge of a soldier lor A.hom heafter-  Avaids came to predict the distinction  Avhich he has uoav  actually attained,  in a later book ���  "Memoiies of Wat  and Peace" ��� published four years  ago, Mr.Forbes thus  a\ rites of .sir Redvers Buller :  "A yet more notable commander  than sir Kvelyn  "Wood is liis friend  and comrade, sir  Redvers Buller.  Like Wood, Buller  Avas one of Wolseley's* men. He took  service first under  that old leader in  the Red River expedition, Avas with  liim in the Aslian-  teo_ sjeiAed under  him throughout the  Zulu AA'ar, sot-Acd  Avith liim in the  Egyptian campaign, and AA'as his  chief-of-btail in the  Nilo expedition.  "When I first visited  "Wood'*-* camp in  Zululand I found  Buller there in command of some, SOU  A-ohuiteer iriegular  horsemen, or perhaps mounted 111-  fantiy; a strange,  Avild, heterogenous  faan.il,'Avhom Buller  held in sternest discipline, and made  do AVon.dc.rs in fighting and inarching  by sheer force of  chaiactet. A stern-  tempered, ruthless,  aa ith the   ���   GirT-or GuiJi S.lknu  A   KIPLING   ROMANCE.  A .Sax  FitAXoiseb ExT-i.Rii.xr.. ow the  Gil-run Aunioii.  The   .San   Francisco   diA'e  girl    Avhom  Rudyard .Kipling is said to   have openly  loved, avIio had,   he* said, "a  Greek head  and eyes, that seemed to speak all good  and beautiful things," .Iied recently, says  the San Francisco Fxaniiner.    When Mr.  Kipling's  tender  confession   avus   inade,  Avonian, to the   genius of  the  century's  ciu\,  seemed    to   havo    been  something  other than "a rag anil a bone and a. hank  of hair"; but that was ten years ago, on  the occasion ol" the Avord-Avizard's passage  from the Orient through San Francisco,  .when   to him the Avorld   was young,  his  fame iinwon : Avhen a halo hung  about  every pretty face, and vampires Avere out  of sight.    It is generally known that the  credited staff correspondent of the Allahabad Pioneer did not, when hete, confine  his \ i-piL��� to Nob hill   and the newspaper  ollices.    llu went Avhere .ill, or nearly all,  boheini.au tourists, globe tiottets, sailors,  soldiets,  lL-foimer*.  and clo-e students of  humanity go     He Avent to  the theatre-.,  music   halls,   vaudevilles,   the  dens   anel  dives ot Avhat is called   the under  Avorld.  In  one of those  places he made the acquaintance of one billed on the boards as  Corinue.    Whether it AA'as the ineongtu-  ity  of the mention  of Mine,  de  Sfcael'-.  masterpiece in such  a place, or the  gill  Avho had adopted the name, th.it a ttiacted the bespectacled "cube from  Bombay  is not recorded; but, certain it is, ho AAas  attiacted, and to such an extent that not  a day,  nor a  half  day, hardly,   passed  after their meeting aa ithout the passage  of soma token of tenderness from him to  her.  found that her knoAvledge, commendable  though it AA'as, aA'ailed nothing in the  great selfish, hurrying, bewildering AA'orld  in Avhich she found herself alone; for no  one Avanted a little lady to Avork. Sometimes, Avhen in desolation and despair,  people are comforted by music. By it,  the mind may, at least be momentarily  diverted. The little lone mother knew  songs Avhich Highlanders sing in their  native heaths, and she sang them from  sheer relief to her tense soul, there in  that silent chamber, little dreaming she  would be heard ; but some one listened,  and once, after she had finished her song,  Avhen passing out over the shadowy stair-  ease into the sun, a voice arrested her.  "Vou sings?" said the voice, addressing  itself to her.  "A little."  '���I hear you. 1 live in house. You  want to earn money?" ���  "I must eain money,'" was the ansAAor.  '���Go ��ee my boss; he gi\c you job,"  concluded the short-syllabled Italian, as  he thrust a card into her hand���a card  which bore the address of his boss. The  little mother followed the diiections.  She repeated the song to listeners of  seeming appreciation. When she had  finished the head seeker after nocturnal  attractions --aid :  "Come heie every niglit. I furnish  costumes Avhich you are to Aveai Avhile  vou sing. At the end of each Aveek 1 Avill  g'lA-e you i?l*5."  Kii-.jIm. Bi.co.mi"-, Internvn.i..  The little song-mother A\Tent, for she  must live, and in that place, where nightly men ascenibled to be Avhat they called  amused, Rudyard Kipling found her, clad  in hei kilt, her bai red blouse, shoulder  sash, buckles and tasseled turban,--inging  THE   CHURCH   OF   ENGLAND   IN   NELSON.  aturnine     man.  not less than a gift of curt, forcible expression on occasion, Buller l tiled these  desperadoes with a rod of iron. Yet  while they feared him, they had a sort of  dog-like love for him. Buller's advancement has been exceptionally rapid, but  almost every step of rank he gained in  face of the enemy, just as he won the  Victoria Cro-*--  by a  sciies  of deeds  of  almost unique hetoism. Routine men  grumbled that Wolseley should have sent  him to the Eastern Soudan to command a  brigade in sir Gerald Graham's fir*-t short  expedition. Amply did Bullei vindicate  the choice. Jt is not tio much to aver  that, by lu-> cool, skilful handling ol hi-s  brigade in the crisis of Lhc fight of Tamal,  he averted a disaster that but for his  conduct was inevitable, retrieved the all  but dcspeiate situation, and buttressed  the tottering fortunes of the Biitish  arms. Again, latei on the Nile, it was  he aaJio, Avith characteristic abruptness,  snatched the dishevelled remnant of the  column Avhicli he found at Gubat, out of  the very jaAvs of imminent petil, and reconducted it, Avith a cool promptitude  that Avas all his oavu, back into a region  of conipitrntive safety. He shares with  the duke of DcA'onshiro the by no means  unserviceable attribute of -you-be-  damued-ness," J have Avatchtid lied vets  Buller"** caieer with the closest attention  and profomidest admiration."  "T regard Redvers Bullei, says Mr.  Forbe-- in conclusion, "as* the stiotigest*  soldier of the British army today, and if  he remains iu the service, and theic be  hot a.oik again in our time, I predict foi  Buller a great fighting career." Au interesting prediction, Avhich it is hoped  mav be fulfilled to (lie full.  Tnorc.iiT DipAi a IIi:atiii.n Jos*--.  "If I looked  from my AVindow J  was  _suie_to_meet his_eyes in_the_stroefc_belo\v,.  and Avhen T AS'ent out, the fitst to salute  me was tbissA.arthy  'joss,' as I used to  call  him,  for he talked so much about  Buddhas,   idols,  shtines,  Shintoos,   and  other  things Avitli  strange, long names.  that I concluded  he must be a  heathen  joss."    These  are  Corinnc'-*? oavo Avoids.  And avIio Avas Corinne?   At the baptismal font she was given the name of Jessie  McFarland.    Tier home had been witli the.  "childicn ofthe heather and  the wind,  but  her  footsteps,   like  tho-e  of many  another,  had strayed  far, far from the  straight and narroAV paths, which abound,  in   the   "North   counttie."     There   had  been  a husband, Avho left bet- Avhether  by death or desertion is unknoAVii - in e\>  tieni'- youth and  povett>.    Tt was  the  pathetic  grief imptinted   upon her face,  the  mother lore in  hot eyes, that made  her noticeably like tlie Madonna in the  Greek chinch.   At least, Kipling told her  so.    Aftei her baby  died, the pool, little  lonely mother -at Avhite aud mute in a  sad,  still chamber day after day,  Avith  folded  hand*; upon an aching heati, and  Avept aud Avcpt.    It AA'ould haA'e been so  sweet  to lie down av ith the tiny AVaxen  one out  there in  Lone mountain, Avhere  they  laid it���but���life and  youth must  assert itself, and Jessie had been taught,  back  in the  .Scottish kirk,  that it  avus  a\ i ong to kill oneself.    She had, too, been  taught,  todoAvoik  of f he sort done bv  Avomen  of hei  oaah km and class, Avhich  consisted,  forthe most part, in tidying  her  own loom,  keeping her  clothing in  order,  and    making   herself   clean   and  a\ holesome and sa. eet.  ITrii Vou i: Fim.-s a Jolt.  Would she, in a couuli v iicav, get Ieaw  to IiA'0 by the pei foi maiice of such simple  tasks?   Time  and   much   persi-tent  effort  gj'ive the agonizing answer.    She  the little song, "'doing the fling," a*- they  say iu haunts of the half-Avorld. And  the Avord-Avizard, not content Avith "the  71iiTj^''1the~firihe3rth'5^mile_^tl_e^l;uKfes7  the sounds and scene--, the blare and  glare that contribute to male entertainment in that haunt of the under world,  found speedy means to conciliate the  little singer, and AAith that conciliation  went such hackneyed phrases us tliis.  "You are too nice a lassie, Coiinne, to  do this sort of thing. Can't you better  yourself, now, little girl?"  No, really the little girl couldn't. Fur-  theiiiioro, she Avas grateful to get tiiat;  for didn't it keep a roof over her head,  shoes on her feet, and food under hei  plaid ! There AAete so many avIio had not  nearly so much. It is a habit men of the  Avorld have, belittling a Avorkwoman's  position. It is alway*.: "You are too  nice for that," "You ought to do better."  Who helps them to do better? Again  the author of Plain Tales from the Hills,  took his shalloAV souudings thus : "1 say  lassie, if some felloAV���like nie, for instance���wanted to lift jrou out of this  hole, could you stick by him? Avould you  be true to him ?"  But she gave him no satisfactory reply.  After Ave got better acquainted," related,  Jessie, leminiscently, "and I told him  about lloji", he called me 'Little Mother,'  and Avhen he Avished to express sympathy  he AA'ould say, 'Poor little mother.' Roy  Avas my baby. When Ave Avere alone he  used to ask nie if he couldn't let my bait-  down. Then he would tell nie of life in  India, the stiange men of the jungles, the  caravans of the plains, the children, the  animals the bitds, the litesof marriage  and death. The cow, he said Avas considei ed there  A Sai ri.o Crkatuiu.,  nearly always introduced in religious  eeic.non.es. When a couple Avish to get  married, they present themselves before  a priest, stand oh either side of a queen  of the stalls. After.sprinkling them with  water and reciting a ritual, the priest  bids them mount a cow. They then ride  away, imbued with tho comfortable belief that they ha\e done Avhat they could  to merit marital felicity. He asked  me to marry him Indian AA'ay. Now men  do not often speak of marriage to us, and  I was afraid he didn't mean it: but he  said and did so many Odd things. How  avjvs T to knowAvhat lie didn't mean? At  any rate, as avc had no cow and tliere  wasn't any East Indian priest here, avo  didn't get married. And then he Avent  away. For awhile I Avas lonesome, of  course: he had been kind, and then I  missed his stories. If I could have written down Avhat he told me I Avould have  a beautiful book. Well, perhaps, after  all I did not love him in that deep, dreadful way he talked so much about. Then  I hated his spectacles. They were hideous. Ami he A\asn't much to look at  anyway, lie couldn't have had much  money, for he did not give me anything  woith A\hile. We girls avIio haA'e our  living to make can't AA-nste time thinking  about a man a\ ith no dough ; A.e'd get left  in the lurch e\ery day in the week if avo  did. The only thing for us to do is���  keep right on hustling."  GkI-_W WoifX- AXI) Tin.v.  And hustling had its effect upon the  little singer, for she grow Avail and thin,  and the complexion Avliieh she brought  from Scotland Avent, Avith the niother-  loA-e in her eyes that Kipling said Avas  like the Madonna in the Gicek church.  Then tliere came a time Avhen the kilted  figure failed to confront a sea of approving faces, and so few cared for her song  that she omitted singing it altogether.  Finally the fogs  crept into her lungs  and a ghostly gr.ive-  yat d cough made  her presence unwelcome to diA-e impresarios. In humble  lodgings she languished alone, unsought and unrein embercd, until a  Scottish Samaritan  in the city, learning  hei sad stoty,  placed her in a pri-  \ ate hospital, kept  by one of her oavu  sex, and there she  died. And now she  sleeps at Lonemoun-  tain, beside. the  gra.o of her little  boy. Does the author of "Without  Benefit to Clergy"  lomentum her?  Mr. .Kipuvi.'-.  _so-  T VIIOX.  Mi. Kipling's, oavii  notation relative to  his diAC giil, taken  f l om "* Aniot ieji n  Notes, is as follows ���  "item, a girl in a  ''dive,' blessed A\ith  a Greek head and  eyes that seem lo  speak all that is best  and SAveetest in the  Avorld. But "woe is  me! She has no  ideas in this A\oild  or the nevt beyond  tho consumption of  beer (a com mission  on each bottle), and  ptotests th.it she  sings the songs allotted to her nightly  onal coalition ministry is certain, Avith  lord Rosebery as foreign minister and  probably Mr. Asquith as colonial secretary, lord Salisbury retainingot-he premiership but giving a portion of the  portfolios to the Liberal-Imperialists.  These and other rumors Hying Avildly  around in the political clubs show Iioav  entirely the feeling that the empire is iu  danger is obliterating the most deeply  marked party divisions. ��  'i  ONE-THIRD CHILD, TWO-THIRDS DEVIL.  C.nonil Oii*. sUte.. tin- .situ.*il.<n_ in (liu l'liili|i|iini...  uiul nl. Uio siiitu: liim* raps Uio *':nilis" nil llu* l:mickli:s  liuiinlifiilly, in lliu fiillim-iiitf :  A column of .'.000 men could march  through aud successfully contend'.with  any force Avhich the insurgents could  place iu its route, but they would close iu  behind it and again prey upon tho inhabitants, per*-cc uting a\ ithout mercy  those who had manifested any fiiendly  feeling toward the Ameiican troops. The  policy of the insurgent authoiitics has  been to aim the bandits of the mountain  sections and the nati.es a\1io Iliac tor-  nierly liA'ed on the proceeds of crime.  Many of these men haAO deserted the  ranks, and. iioav aimed, plunder their  countiynien A\ho haA'e pi opcrty or money  Avithout discrimination. If communities  could be protected against this souice of  danger and be assured of protection from  the outrages Avhich haA'e been committed  by the organi/.ed insurgent force, formidable opposition to Ameiican suptemacy  Avould cease.  It must not be forgotten that the  Anieiicans Avent to the Philippines and  fully li bet a ted that people, avIio had  groAAti up under .Spanish atrocities,  ��oiiio of A\liich AAeie almost indescribable  in their brutality, and offered them  every libeity Avhich Ameiican- in the  United States enjoy. This did not suit  the cut-throat portion of the people.  They AA-anted to loot Manila, to rob the  people; then to set up a lobbcr government of their oavu, through AAhich they  might continue to rob them in the future.  This had to be stopped on the threshold,  aud tho lesson had to be taught that the  United States avus there to put the islands under a tide of justice. It has been  a thankless task; a great many great  souls have been sent to the beyond ; the  living haA'e suffered great haidships and  their comfoit has been in leading, after  the ariival of oA'ety mail, tliat they aio  engaged in a AAickcd AA'ar A\hich should  noAer be peimittcd to be a succe-s. We  think the most pronounced ���'antics" aie  groAving a little ashamed, and that by tho  time the coiiA-entions meet there aa ill no  longer be any anti-e\pansion talk.  Avithout moie than the vaguest notion of  their meaning.  Cabinet"May"be"I.econstructed,���  There is no alleviation in London of the  gloom and panic caused by general  Buller's reverse.   The Britisli forces in India  cannot be any further depleted by drafts  for South  Africa,  Avhile the  threatened  trouble aa ith MeneJik, the negus of Abyssinia, and tho possibility of complications  along tho Mediterranean  renders the reduction of  the  gartisons  in  Fgypt too  risky, although general Kitchener is  going to lord l.oberts as chief of staff. Feat-  is expressed that the German   navy may  be used in conjunction with those of Russia and France to exert  pressure  to prevent     reinforcements   reaching    South'  Africa.    It is pjssible, that in  x'ww of  such a contingency immediate orders Avill  be issued for the mobilization of the licet  reserves.   The British public is aAvaiting  with the keene-t apprehension the  first  indication of active hostility from continental enemies.   A reconstruction of tho  cabinet is eagerly discussed in political  circles.    Many  deem it impelativo  that  its old and useless members, like Goschen,  Chaplin aud   Cross,  shall  be  sacrificed.  Lord   Salisbury,  oppressed  Avith  public  flpjid priA'ate cares and shaken  iu  health,  is declared to be anxious to retire, but it  is   represented   to    him   that   his   disappearance   Avould   inevitably   cause   a  total   collapse   of    the   administration.  A dead set is being made   against   sir  Michael Hicks-Beach, chancellor  of the  exchequer, on the ground of his alleged  refusal  to pimide adequate   funds for  transportation in the earlier stage ofthe  war.     It   is    also   suggested   that  Mr.  Chamberlain's retirement may be  forced  by party pressure, confidence in him  being completely shaken.    Should the AA'ar  continue much longer Avithout a  decisive  Britisli success, tho formation  of ana. i-  Flags of Truce,  A giosser amo1.i1 ion   of the uiles of civilized   aa at fare than  tiiat related  by sir  George  White  could   not- Avell  be   conceived.    It goes fur loA.ai'ds confhniing  rumors of Boer tieachery Avhich hitheito  avc  have  been   loth to  accept.    In   this  case theie could have been no mistake.  Our  flag was  sent out to meet one of  theirs, and it A.as fit ed upon befoie it had  returned   to its  own  lines.    Needless to  say no one  supposes general  Joubett to  hav c been a consenting party to these bai -  bauties".    But Allien such things are done,  an army cannot be surprised il it is condemned  and distrusted as a aaIioIc.    As  to the subject of flags of truce generally,  there seems to be some mi--apprchension.  Jt  is often thought that a  flag of truce  is at all   times ni\ iolable.    But there aie  cases  AAhen a belligctent is justified  in  firing  upon one, andiiiAicAV oi possible  contingencies,  AA'hich may  occur  in  the  future,  it is as Avell  that this should be  realised.    Belligerents have the light of  refusing  to roceivo a  flag of   truce���a  necessary consequence of their undoubted  right to_entcr into negotiations witli_an_  cnemy.    if they receive one, they ate under the strict obligation of ensuring tho  safety of the party until it has returned  AA'ithin its oavu lines.    The usual mode of  procediue  is this.    The side Avhich sends  out a flag of ti ucc should halt aud cease  fire, and the opposite side may ieceiA'0  them or not as it pleases.    In the fotmer  case,  they .should signal  to that effect,  and cease fiie also.    But in   the latter,  the.A   should, as soon  as possible,  signal  tho bearers of the  Hag to ictirc;aud if  this request is not at once complied AA'ith,  they are justified in filing.    Finally   if  one side suspects���though there must be  the deai est ptoof���thatthe flag is sent  out merely   to obtain  sun optitious information or commit an act of treachery,  its beaters can be treated as  spies, and  dealt aa ith accordingly.  Trouble in Samoa.  Bi'ii ux, December 20.���Advices received  hei e today from Apia, Samoa, .say a slight  disturbance has oecutied at the Avillage of  Lantvanu, oaa ing to depredations upon  the property of three chiefs, aaIio Avere  expelled for refusing to pay the poll tax  imposed by the consuls of the dreibund.  The consuls have demanded that the  guilty parties be sent to Apia for punishment, Avhich has been promised.  m  I  >  i_*  Prominent Man Dead.  Montreal, December 20.���Baron Von  Ilugel, at oue time mayor of Port Hope,  Ontario, and prominently identified Avith  the old Midland railvtay, wliich is uoav a  part of the Giand Trunk system, but in  later years a resident of this city, died  this morning, aged 70. His --on, captain  Von Huge!, a Canadian and graduate of  tho Royal Military College, Avas wounded  at the .Kittle of Modder Jii ver, msmes^^m^sst!  THE  TK-BONE: NELSON, B.C., t-^KSbAt/]!)EOEMfi__r&^21/-l899  Capital,  Best,  all _)ald  up,    -  $12,000,000  6,000,000  LORD ST1.AT.ICONA AND  MT   ROYAL, President  .lion. GEO. A. DRUMMONJ) Vice-President  K   S. CLOUSTON,... Geueral Manager  3sr_E3Lso3_T. _3_=_j_Cisrc__3: "  iiJW.,Cor. Baker and Stanley Streets.  THE BANK OF  BRITISH COLUMBIA  NELSON       BRANCHES IN          '  LONDON (England),   NEW YORK,   CHICAGO  and in Uio principal cities'in Canada. /  lluy and sell Sterling Exchange and Cable Transfers  (1KANT COMMERCIAL ANI) TRAVKI.LEBS' CKKDIT8,  available in any part of the world,  DItA_*T8 IBBUKD   COM.KCTIO.N- M..DK; KTO.  >  SAVINGS BANK BRANQH.  C URRENT RATE OP. INTEREST. P4JP  ���      NEW   BRITISH   AQUISITION.  The'NoA'oe Vrem-ya of-St. Petersburg,  announces that it has advices on the  highest*authority that the.Khan ofjve-  lat lias ceded the district'of Nushki to  the Indian government for.a perpetual  quit-rent of 9000 rupees.    Whether the  '-ti.-ppprt.be true or not, it is well known in  ''European diplomatic circles that lord  Ciiricon has long been attempting to secure the district in question as an offset  tp the advantage recently gained by  Russia,  which now  has a tor minus only  . five, miles from the Afghan border and  within less than 100 miles of Herat.    The  "Indian -railway .up; to the present time  only reaches to a point Avithin 200 of  Herat. As the ['Russian raihvay, which is  220 "miles  long,' touches no trade route,  .tJlie Indian office sow in it simply a  strategic inove. This,' fact has foivthe  lasi&'few; months caused the. authorities  in Downing street n&"'stnall "aiiiount of  uneasiness..* 'Only recently a report Avas  eableid���*9" a--London  paper from  its St.  '--"Petersbtirg correspondent that Russian  troops Avere moving toAVard the Afghan  frontier. Two plans of action havocbeen  suggested -to   the   Indian   government.  ���One AAras to obtjiin "���'the consent of the  Ameer to construct a raihvay from  PeshaAvur througlCthe Khyber to Kabul;  the other to build a line from Clmiuan to  Ctindahar. The fornier Avas abandoned  because 'of  the  expense  involved.    The  Is ijpw prepared -to issue Drafts and Letters  ot Credjjt on, Skaguay, U. S., Atlit), B. C, and  Dawson City, YuKon District  construction of the Chainan-Candahar  line has uoav been practically decided on.  The Novoe Vi-Qinn, in commenting on the  acquisition, treats its strategic ��� importance, lightly. The only importance, it  says, lies in the fact that the territory  through Avhich the recently opened and  highly promising trade route from India  to Persia leads is uoav in British hands."  The St. Petersburg paper suggestively  adds, however, that "Lord Cur/.on has insisted continually upon the importance  and indispensability of England securing  for herself the Indo-Porsiaii trade. . .  This plan consists in fighting Russia Avith  her oavu Avetvpons���that is, to build a  British railway in the south as an offset  against the Traiis-Caspian raihvay in the  north. The acquisition of Nushki makes  this task easier of accomplishment by  Great Britain, although she will still  have serious difficulties to oA'ercome."  Anxious to Go to the Front.  The local military men  are anxiously  aAvaiting instructions from  the  district  Parson's  Wholesale  Houses  NELSON  B.C.  **..--  GROCERIES.  f  AMACrJOXALD & t'O.-Coiner Veinon and Jew  ��� phine stioet;-., -,\holosiilo yroecis antl iobbois in  blanket--, gto.e**,units, boot-, i*u_buit>, liiiiekin.n.s -uid  ���iiii-iffis*- huadiitih.  "^OOTKNAY   SUPPLY    COMPANY,   ^LIMITED-  Vernoii .tied, Neiton, ..IioI.mUcrioccis,  K  roHM ciioijuncir & co.-  *��    vv holesaio K1 occi S.  Fiont stieet, Nel.o'i,  I  COAL.  GROWS  NEST  J'MS COAL .-COMPANY..--..'hole  s.ilo dealeis id edal and coke.   ( h.nlos .St. Bai be,  Atcent. Bukei stieet, Ntlsoii.   '  HARDWARE AND MIKING SUPPLIES.  Hll YERS & CO.���-Coi nor Baker and Josephine street,,  ���   Nelson, vtholesnlediMlcisui haidnaioHtid aiming  supplies,   _\gci'U> for Giant Powder Co.  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 orders solicited.  HAJ^YON WATER  IS NO EXPERIMENT.  Tho    mediciiiul    *..ilues   of    1IALC.ON  "A" .TEI.   has  lieen  pi oven..  Halcyon Walci  Is Bottled Propei ly.  Veinon"-"-uoof Thorpe&Co.-  Charles  D, J. Christie  U-ENERAI.   BROKER.  T AW!  J-J   Ne  ��� *���<  >  _ ,VRENCK HARDWARE COMPANY-Bakcr St,  Nelson, wholesale dealeis in h.udwaie nnd mining  supplies, and water and plumbwh' hupplios.   TTANCOUVER HARDWARE COMPANY, "LIMITED  V    ���Baker stieet, Nelbon, wholesale dealeis in hardware and mining supplies, plumbers and tinsmiths'supplies.   DERATED AND MINERAL "WATERS.  rpHORPE & CO., LIMITED.-Coi nor Vernon and Cedar  4. streets!, Nelson, lnamifaclurei b of .md -wholesale  dealers in sainted waters and fruit _jiup_. Soli:agents  for lfolctonSpringsmineralwater.        nsrsxjs.^.-_sr cei  MONEY  TO LOAN,  COLLECTIONS   SOLICITED  Sf  ASSAYERS'  &-co.  SUPPLIES.  ���Cornei���Bilker*  and"~Joso"  W-P.-TEETZEL .  ��   phine streets, Nelson, wholesale dealer, m as  wiy-or.  bupplios.   Agents for Denver Tne Clay Co. of  Denver,  bupplies.  Cdloiado.  LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.   ,  dealers jn liquors,  joods.   Agents for Pabsfc Brewing Co. of  ���TURNER, BEETON & CO.���Corner Vernon and Jose-  i-   phine stieets, "Nelson, wholesale  cigars and dry goods.   Agents /or Pa  Milwaukee and Calgary Brewing Co. of Calgary.   COMMISSION MERCHANTS.  HJ, KVANS & CO.���Bakor street, Nelson, wholesale  ��� dealers in liquors, cigaia, cement, fire buck and  fire clay, water pipe and steel Mil*,, und gencial com-  m lesion merchants.   FLOUR AND FgJBD,  BRACKMAN & KKR MILLING COMPANY LTD.���  Jp'ront street, Nelson, wholsasia dealers in Hour, oatmeal etc., and hu.y and grain. Mills at Edmonton, Victoria, nnd New AVeMtTuinstor.   ____  CIOAI5S.  'OOTENAY CtGATl MANUFACTUKI.VG CO.-Cor-  *���   nor Baker and Hall streets, Nelhon, manufactuicra  of "Royal Soft!" and "Kootenay Belle" bi und . of clgais  PAINTS   _-2MD   OILS.  NELSON HARDWARE COMPANY-Bul..** Sti-eot���  AVholosale deaLpn jn paint., oils, and bnuthes of all  i:iiid3.   Largest stock to f-ootenay.    FRESH _yjD SALT MEATS.  BURNS & CO.���Baker stieet.  Nelson, wholes  dealers in fresh avid om*qd meats.   Cold storage.  POWDER, CAPS AND FUSE,  HAMILTON POWDER. COMPANY-Bakcr street,  Nelson, manufacturers of dynamifco, spojting,  stumping- and Mack blasting powder*., wholesale dealers  in caps and fuse, and electric blasting appftiatus,   PROVISIONS, PRODUCE ANJ) FRUITS.  IV  JY. GRIFFIN & CO*.���Corner Vernon and Josephine  ���   blreet,.,  Nelson, wholesale dealers in piovision-i,  cured incata, butter .and e_-_-a.   R. STKiWAltT & CO.���WarehouM)so__C.P.R.t_j.ck,  ���   foofrrtLStanley street, Nelson, wholesale dealers in  -*p_e��____aiu^,jwodwocaBd .i-uit_.   Cold, storage.   Agent fa  ArBiQgr fc C?0,'a,baooB^*-a^lls, b^d^pd other products.  ^rfkxirti^^i&i&vvcTs and commission co.,  J*%. iJWd. ��� Nelson branch, Hall street. AVholesale  ���dealgrslppbntto., eggs and cheese.   &.ASH AND DOORS. .  ���VTELSON SAW AN0-PItANING MILLS; iaMITBD-  JW Corner Front and Hall streets, Nelson, manufacturers of and wholesale dealers in^suah ��nd doora; all  kiiidri of fa^txiry work niade.to order.    ,  "~^      "wines a��d cr^SS  OAMFORNIA AV1NK CO*SIPANlr. IjIMiTKD-Corner Front and Hall streeti), NeisoiJ. wholesale dealers  In wiiie.-i(<ai.*eandlm!k)iuiddoiHeatJc-Mi<I ii"iportolciK*r_.  FOE   S_A_X_E3  A 7-Room House, all modern  conveniences, 3 blocks from  postoffice, one lot. $2900  A 7-Room House, all modern  conveniences, good location,  _ _Larg*e_lot._._. ._.. .._. .��� ���2600  5~Room House close in, one  lot  .   1350  50-foot on Baker street..  3000  TWO SMALL HOUSES FOR  REfJT.  O-'Ficbs:  Four Doors West of Dominion Express Office  Telephone 11"  Ho\ ,">-f.  iethkidge Gait Coal.  Tlio best  value lor tlie jnonej in the imiikct 101 ,ill  ���>ui!��i-,e>. __  W. P. TIEENBY, General Agent.  Teruiit i .mil. Ollico nitli C. I)  J. Cln*i-.tie.  Tetcpliuiu* 117  LODGE  MEETINGS.  KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS- Kelson   Lodge,  No,   25,  Knlglits-tf Pythias, moetain I. O. O. V. Hall, corner  BaJtor _j3 BTtwtenaystreots, evBPy Tuesday evoning at  S o'clock.   Vjf-itLog JBjiisbtS ��HdlallT invited toattend.  T. LILLra, C. C, B. G.TOY. K. of B. & 3.  NKLSOM* l&D&K, JSO. 38. A. V. & A. M. Meets  8.coad-"We_B_9i_iy tn each month. Sojourning  brethren in-rited, /   ijKLSON L. O. L., No. 1692, ni^ets in I. O. O. F. Hall,  J-,��   corner Baker and Kootenay streets, ist and 3rd  Friday of each month.   Visiting brcthem cou'dmlly invited. /  JOHN TOYE, W. M.      F. J. BRADLEY, Rec.Scc.  NELSON   ./ERIK,   Number  22,   Fraternal  Order of  Eagle1*, ineeU> every second and fourth Wednesday in  each month iu Fraternity IU1L   Visiting brethren v. el  ����J. IRVING. President.       J. B. WRAY, Secretary.  ELSON MINERS' UNION  NO. SW. _W. F, of Al.���  Meots in ininuti union.rooms,��tcirthe.i--tcoinui Vic  tnria at-d Koolpnay shtct-*. evi'i-v butuida) e\ ciiiiik nt  8 o'clock.   Vi.iting nieinbera -welcome.  JAMES WILKS, Sec'y.      CHAS. A. McKAY. Pros.  THK regiilai* iiicetings of the Cni*|?eiiloi-t'' Union .-u-e  liclil on   Wednesday evening of each  weisb, at 7  o'ot'ick, in the old Oddfellow's hull on KooUvna.v .street.  JAMKS COLLING, Secretary.  ~" ARCH1TEGT3. ~  EWAKT & CARRIK���ArcWtecte.  Room�� 7ft��d8 Abo  rdeeo.black, llaker Hltest. N-bton  officer commanding regarding recruiting  for the second contingent, which is to be  dispatched shortly to South Africa. Up  to date no word lias been received, and it.  has been suggested that the militia department will draft the second contingent exclusively in tho Eastern provinces  in order to expedite mobilization. Such  a decision would give rise to keen disappointment in" this district, where many  of those who failed to secure vacancies  on the first contingent are counting on  accompanying the foreign service regiment now about to be formed. Lieutenant Beer is in command of the Nelson  Rifle Company in the absence of captain  Hodgins, and if it is decided to recruit  men from Nelson, applications will be  made to him. Mr. Beer has been in Winnipeg, but is expected home today.  When the first contingent wns raised  fully 100 men applied to enlist in the  city, and it is believed tliat the majority  of these are just as anxious as ever to  participate in the lively events How  transpiring in Soutli Africa.  Over Nine Hundred Names on the List.  City clerk Strachan has completed the  revision of the voters' list, and the roll  will be published at once. Copies will be  available shortly at the city hall, and  may be obtained by citizens on application. Residents who believe their names  should be included may then appeal to  FULL LINE OF  the police magistrate to have the error  rectified. The list of 1900 affords a gratifying proof of the city's growth. The  list for the East ward contains the names  of 5i.l voters, of which 101 are resident  and 7*1 non-resident. The West ward is  credited with ���r-74 voters, of which 310 are  residents and 5*> non-residents. The figures for 1.S0!) were: East ward 303, West  ward 277. The total gain in 1809 was,  therefore*, 23S voters, or over 3:*5 per cent.  Old People Are Getting Cranky.  A score of small boys congregated at  the corner of Stanley and Baker streets  last night and annoyed passers-by to such  an extent by throwing snowballs that  several complaints were made to the police. Constable Hardy visited the spot  and delivered a lecture which effectually  put a stop to the sport. 'Tis a pity tho  boys cannot" have a little old-fashioned  fun without so much interference from  people who. would have it that they  never were young.  "Want the Duty Off Gas Oil.  Toronto, December 20.���Managers of  the several gas companies of Ontario are  urging the Dominion 'government to remove the duty of two and -.1 half per cent  on gas oil, in order that the Ontario corneal ies may successfully compete against  the monopoly of the Standard Oil Trust,  which has doubled the price of gas oil  within the last year..-''  :6*:��&i?.��!��:��:g:-��.^  AH Nice Xmas Presents  AS  %  HSl:  #  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  .9?  How would  one of those  beautiful  Brass Canopy Top Beds  suit your wife  for \\er Xmas gift  D. McA. .imp & Co.  Tip Furniture Men  *j.a^.^*-^*<Bia;a^*^ia*^:=a;-^  %  M  m  St2^!5��"*5*-**=��*������ <S,<^'^^,.<Sp^a.,^r' *5S>'5��*=-�������� *Ss.*CS',=*>,^i^S-<Xp^'**--������,'^^ ?S,^**^,CS>*S,^'^'<S,t5^^*-^"-S,^',55.��5.'~=-_,*S.' 'JS1 ?"S*l^p>-5r"*=.'"5a���**  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  local and coast. .'-...  Flooring  local and coast. -  Newel Posts  Stair Bail  Mouldings  Shingles .  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  of "ill kinds, ���  what you w.inl Is not in stock we will make it for you  CALL ATND GET PltlCES.  d.i/l. Sayward  HALL AND LARK STRfiETS*. NJ_LSON  Contractors and Builders  WILL DO WKLL TO  BUY THEIR LUMBER  AT  G. 0. BUCHANAN'S  w  ^  M  %  LARGE CLEARING SALE  FOR  CHRISTMAS WEEK  m  IDlothiiig        Overcoats      Suspenders   Shoes  # Shirts Bants Gloves Mitts  h Underwear   Maekinaws   Neckties  m  w  w  150 SuitiHf Clothing  , ��� ��"$--ij?n?]'*n-? & -t.nl.l,:.-tK " '������l^______r  A largo stock of first-class drv material on band, also  a full line of sash, doors, mouldings, turned work, etc.  FACTORY WORK A SPECIALTY  Yard:  Foot of Hondryx streot. Nelson  Telephone, 01        Jollll    RaC,   AgBXit  REAL ESTATE  AND.  "At'"  From  20  to  50  Per  Cent  Discount  BOlfifUlN'T MISS1 IT! This is a great. opportunity- to  get Jp|||||S|iit of Clothing fbr Christmas. Black Beaver  Over^^lf^feiigle or Double Breasted, Italian Cloth Lining,  redu||^"|*1)||:fS||i. Everything in . the Store from Tuesday,  the i^S-ffliiidmght on the 31st at REDUCED PRICES  #  . Madson  %��  224-226 Baker Street, Nelson,  g  �� js-a >a^ia^*^ia ^-^i��*^-^i^M^^^^��-^^^ ^^^-^-^^ -^^^^^^ ��  ?'tz>'i  BROS  GENERAL  INSURANCE  AGENTS  On application we will quote vou  rates on Fire, Life, Accident and Plate  Glass Insurance.  Agents for J. and J. Taylor Safes.  FOR SALE���Business and Residential Property.  i*> by 120 villi iiiimovuine.iK,   -oiilh sido Veinon  fitiect  . .    - 'J..00O  Mby l*-0 comcrof Maker ,tml J hill -UceK   I'.nli-  oill.ir. pn en on ,ipj)li..it)fin.  2' lot . wstli cottage, icnLcd .it %Vi per nionth, Vic  "toini  .trect   .. .   - .. .^MOO  2 lot*, uitli oottpiifc, ici-luil .it 4>-'l pei 'nortli, htunlcy  streot. ... .... S.'I000  . lot. including oornai,-Q(> foot frontage . .      jjaxi  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 io above firm,  West Baker Street, Nelson.  Madden House   BAKER AND WARD STREETS, NELSON ���  JtononLflotel  Tho only hotel in Nelson 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 Kootonay.  The bar is always stocked by tho bem domestic and  imported liquors and clears.  THOMAS MADDEN. Proprietor.  H. D. HUME, Manager.  The flnefit hotel Iii tho interior.  Large namplo rooms. Steam heat and electric light.  fi      _8_H_9  fciucceisoi lo Chas A. Waterman & Co.  REAL ESTATE  INSURANCE AND  GENERAL AGENT  First ilooi ��e*t of Bank of  Ui-iti.li Columbia building.  Baiter St. Nelson  A. R. BARROW, AJM.C.E.  PROVINCIAL LAND SUt^VEYOR  Corner Victoria and. KMttitmy Streeth,  U. O. lliix 55(1. T....KPHO.V1-NO., ft'*  CORNER OF WARD AND VERNON STS., NELSON  Lai no aiuVwcll lighted Heated by hot tin  Reasonable rate-. Sample i ooiih  Kloctnc bells and Ifelit in ceij loom  Reiiotalcd unit lefui milled throughout  HOT^IU VICTORIA  .1. V. PKKKS, Piopnclor  Kicc bu? meet. all trains f.avAlc-.i.l-a   R   fi  Hotii)} siieetoir to station n-VBI-lOI^B, Rj U��  Night (iiill Room in onnnpction, for lhc don*icnioiicu of  guoits aiming and (lepailing by iurIiI liain-*.  C.    HOTEL  Kir_t-cl.i-.s in e\eiy ro*,pcel. Choicest vanes, Iniuor-.  and cigar-, l_\*ery comfoit for ti,in_icnt and lc-idonl  guest*-.  IIKADQUARTEHS I'OR UNION** MEN.  JOSEPH   CAMPBELL,   Proprietor.  ��� ::''Dissolution*bf-Copar^  Thi! |!ai*tnoi-.-(lii|* bcl Wr-cn Dr. I)."L:i.|<a.i ahil'l��i*.-Alt-x.  Imii'iii hu-; b. nn ilissulvril, the dipts.iliilion tii rliilo frum  IJui-.imibnr 1st, IH'M. All (l.)btn tlui' Ihe liriii'ni-f liay.ilite  In (If. I). I'al'tui.iind Iir; will ;my nil ilisli!:, (if llu; lliui,  Drtlftil Nolson, llccDinlici-lMl, iH'M,  & TREGILLUS  PROPRIETORS  S Top Miners and Ppospeetops  :';'T'fif-__:.-BEST BRANDS OF  BigScliooriep  Beer or Half*  emd^Hialf - ��� ��� ���  IO Cts.  jWwetys Fresh  -Apl*wsty.s     Cool  THE BEST GLASS OF BEER IN NELSON IS  at *r_-_E  cbest and most pop-  jjiotels in Nelson.  BAKER STRKKT. NKLSON.  Corner Sili&a and  Slnnlc} Stieets,  E. J. 0URRAN, Prop.  Headed with Hot Air and  Lighted by Electricity  Large. comfortable  bedrooms and   tirnt class  dinlnff  room.  Sample roonis for comniercliil men,  _R_i_V,r"El!3 ��2  _=��*E_=*l  jdj^-%-  Mrs. L C.   CLARKE,  Prop.  .   Lntfl of-tho'Itnyal noUil.-Cftlxary,  NOTICE   Of   ASSIGNMENT,  l*iii**iiniit lo ' ( lcditois Ti u-*t Deeds Act  anil iiinendiiig'  Act-  Nolnu is bun bj K'-pfn Hint Tltoinus St-inley liiirn-  liliic*.-aim plolin U'liift'inn'1'itloi k, Hading undri the  liim name of [Iuni|iliie\<. .S_ 1'ittm k u-. met chants oji  BnKu sin-el. N'dsoii. Bnliih I'oliiniblii, have b.�� dred  liLiuiilK dni�� tlit- l_.Hi dii> of UiC mbei. ISiW. iwii|,'iifd aii  llii'ii jiei-oital i -tati", < lulils iimlcfte<*t'><hoih)i.iu>H>ishii>  and pimilo) wlncli iii.ij bo sold uniiei i'**trution nnd .ill  Hii'ir ical cst.iU' iholli imrtnci <lnp und juimiU) lo  \\ i-lisli i I intiiMii Ti.i\os of (he < ily (��l Ni Kim. lhlli-.li  (. oliunbia, .oiili ii foi, in Uu-t a>- ti 11*400 foi ni'ditois  (both piiiiu r-.hi|innd iiiin.iic) im llio 'impost* ��f dt-.ln-  biilion aiiiiiiiU'.t the --aui ciediloi- iui orauiK to lav,:  I In *-anl died of asMKimiPnl niu o\ei uti-rt hs lliu said  'Ihoniis f-i nib > ll'linphii'. s anil John AVlu-lunce Pil-  U)_I. ,uk1 In Ihe'���ud Wulistpi I'oi.iiutn Ti.ii es mi tin-  -* ud l.'lh diij uf Di i ciiibi'r, Ih'CI.  And fuillici Ulki nulitc III it .i luntinpr of the -md  j intitnrs will be Iu Id ni throillK* nf (t.illihci ic "W il-on.  suilutoi-s, Hikci -lie. i, NcNon. U. . on Ind.i) tin ���.'.'nil  dn of Dciuiiibci Is**1!, it die hum of t��o otlo< k. m thv  aftci noon  All oreditoi's an* Kipinc-il nn nrln'fme the3)1 h dav (it  iHiciiih-r Is". I. io lib then (l.ums with the tin-tee. ilulj  piiivcdas pia-iMcd 1>> tliCKiul n t sintin^ tlietunount  uid iiiIiik thfitof the imlnup of,ui\ hocmiu held In  I In m mil lh��' I'har.u ti-rol liabilils thficof, and'tlie \ <)ii-  ition iiku ��� d Lhctcoii.  hi (kfiult of ihe v-iUI luistec ipcm iti({ satisfuetoi j  in.ml  thi i ci if   uij i'i editor is bible lo h.i\o his el.iun  buKii. w i:i��s!'i.rkohi:man'tu wix  '1'iiistne.  (. VI I JllUl.t Wl(HON,.Solll-lt(*ll*>..  limed nt Nelson, ll. ��', thi-. 13th   (lt> of Jloi-'iiilier,  A.IX. JJWS-. THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON B. C. THURSDAY DECEMBER 21 1899  20 per Cent Discount  In order to reduce our stock previous to stock taking we have concluded to offer a discount of 20 per cent for cash on all goods in the drug line, with the exception of Patent and  Proprietary Medicines, until Saturday, the 23rd instant. These goods are not old and  shop worn, but on the contrary they are all fresh new goods, purchased in the best markets  and cannot be excelled.  W. F. TEETZEL <�� CO.  Corner Baker and Josephine Streets  Nelson, B. C.  Wholesale and Retail Druggists  and Dealers in Assayers* Supplies  UVC-^S  livens  NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY YOUR CHRISTMAS GIFTS.  TIES       TIES       TIES       TIES  TIES   '  TIES      TIES  We ha vi*. a innH-nifU-cnt 'hinge'of tliese {roods in Pull's, Handkerchief.-*, and Klowing cudri.iu all the very  lutes'- colors anil patterns, right from the best Canadiai  defy competition.  ilian and American miukets, and at pri"es that  STLK HANDKERCHIEFS  SILK HANDKERCHIEFS  The \c\\  lini'st qualities, in while and coloicd,  with initialed (orncrs, at the Veiy love.I  luicev  GLOVES  -GLOVES  GLOVES  GLOVES  GLOVES  SKI. Ol'l! KP1.C1AL LtNKs. AT ��*1.   ITS   \ TREAT.  t  UNDERWEAR    UNDERWEAR    UNDERWEAR  (���1c.1l n-soilincnl of these good-, dircil fiom the maiiiifiu tnrei**, including Wiifiht'-. Eumous Heallh  Itiiind in llccic lined. Call and ^cu them .ind get -*rite*>. You i*. ill be convinced that they aie second  lo none. Wc uNo hmo a huge stock of clothing, boots, shoes, nnd exeiything else that men require.  \\ Inch we me-.oiling at special reduced pi ices during the holidajs. Come and get join* share of the  best b.iig.uns in the very best and latest goods etcrdisptnjed m Nelson.  J. A-  GILKER,  The  Furnisher.  213 *_!..   BAKER  STREET.  SMALL SHOES *�����"��'<��� ��*��p-  STRONG SHOES te*d!r,,0,s  STYLISH SHOES forthci*���'���lthor*  DAINTY SHOES {or liUlc .fAVhni�����  ELEGANT SHOES  for their mothers  COMFORTABLE  FOOTWEAR  We bland biick of our Shoes  Thov arc mado in such .1 way, fioiiip.suih -stock, that there is no1 excuse for anything but satisfaction  We h.ue a l.ugcr stock than you usually .ce and lower prices for tiie e*u_iu quality  than jou ever run acioss  Shoes to fit nil feet, in styles to suit every fancy, at piiccs mowed flow it to a minimum.  Neelands' Shoe Emporium  BAKER STREET, NELSON  FORMERLY- KNOWN AS THE  NELSON CIGAR CO.  C.B. Matthews,  If >ou would enjoj  a fiesli and fragrant  smoke don t foi get the  Cabinet keeps them  Proprietor.  ASK YOUR GROCER FOR THE CELEBRATED  B & K  Rolled  Oats  The Best that "Money ean Buy.   Take no Other  Maiuifactmcd by tlie ilrnckman ICer Milling Co.. l,td.        Victoria, Vain ou\ er, Westminster, Kdmonlon, N'eluon.  GOAL!   GOAL!  GREAT REDUCTION  H/\RD COAL(tQ OK GROWS     ten \ K  ANTI|RACITE^����0��.HESTCOAL(Py��A��  _D*E3X_I*V*EI*R_SID  "gg"' C.wTWest&Co.  TO FREIGHTERS AND PACKERS  21 PACK MULES.       6 WORK MULES.  4 SADDLE HORSES.  Tho adicrtiser is prepared to sell these animals in one  lot or in lots to suit purchaser. The-e hip cxic-lent  mules, in good condition and well broken. Thej can be  seen at Sufrir Loaf Ranch, Kamloops, The adveiliser  cm also furnish, if desired, apai cjoes, sleighs or *a agons.  Kopiyto T. GRAHAM,  1', (>. JloxTBJ, Tancouvci*.  KOOTENAY COFFEE CO.  NELSON, B. C.  Coffeo roasters and dealers in Toa and Coffoo.  Offer fresh roasted coffoo of best quality as -follows:  Java and Arabian Macha, per pound  ?   40  Java and Mocha Blend, 3 pounds  100  Fine Santos, i pounds  1 00  Santos Blond, 5 pounds  1 00  Our Special Blend, C pounds  100  Our Kio RoaBt, 6 pounds  100  A trial order solicited.  Salesrooms 2 Doors East of  Oddfellows  BlooK,  Wost   Bakor Steaet   ONE DOLLAR A LOAD  The undersigned has a largo quantity of fir, cedar, and  tamarac slab9, in IC-ineh and 4-foot lengths, suitable lor  stove wood, which will bo _old for $1 a load at tho mill  yanL NELSON SAW & PLANING MILLS, Limited.  Nelflon, Aug-anfc 19th, 1899.  Smoke...  ROYAL SEAL AND  KOOTENAY BELLE  CIGARS   UNION   MADE  lootenay Cigar Manfg. Go.  Nelson, British Columbia.  Nelson Busiijess College  Will Open on Wednesday, January 3rd, 1900.  ItooKkcepiuK. Shoith.iiid, Typunritinic and  Up-lod.ito  Business Methods TaiiKht  K\.|*editn*tisly and  'I'li'iroiiKhl.-.   Present Space Limited.  itcnisler K.i.ly.  NIGHT   CLASSES   FOR   BUSY   PEOPLE  Will In opened immediately, in addition to the ie^ulm  br.inehi"-. a class in primary woik will be formed for  those whose f-.trly (ijipiiitiiinUu. hu\e been lost. Teini-  iciisonable.   Kormrlhci infoniiiitiod upplj to  Vieton.i .Stieet,  Near ( il>  Hull.        j<  RATTRAY & MERRILL  Miss Palmer I  Will open lier ICindci-  .irteniind primitr.\ si hoot  in the i.i'Kli'-h church  ���p ho.il loom on the -lid  of   Jannaiy,    1!.K).    Vol  terms,ind .ill j..u liculm**, ,im>ly to       Hiss PALM Kit.  At ie��ideiice of Mrs..). 11. Itoberison, liakcrStiect \\ est.  NOTICE   TO   0ONTEA0TOES.  Wealed Tendeis will be leccivcd by the undersigned  until 1. o'clock noon, Wednesday 27th, for the election of  ut woi-tor} frame waielKiuse at the corner nf Finn I and  II.ill sticetH, for A. Mecdonnl'l & Co. Lowest or any  tumlev not necessarily ncoeptod.  KWAKT & CAItltlK. Architects,  iloonit, 7 and 8, Alieitleeu Mock.  L0GAL NEWS IN BRIEF.  W. F. Teet/.el & Co. liave over 10,000  sponges in stock, ranging in size from a  small potato to a washtub.  II. Byers & Co. are rearranging and enlarging their store and warehouses, at  the corner of Baker and Josephine  streets. Tlie stairway in the rear end of  the building is to be taken out, and the  space thus -gained will be vised for an  oilice. The wooden warehouses in the  rear are being fitted up, one for the  plumber's department and the .other for  the tinsmithing part of the business. All  these things go to show that the trade of  Nelson is increasing.  Fred Wright is acting purser on the  steamer Moyie during the illness of  purser Frank Moore.  A report was issued from the general  hospital yesterday that a --light improvement liad taken place in the condition of  Sidney Watson, the young man who was  injured at the Granite mine. It i*** understood, however, that the unfortunate  young man's chances of ultimate recovery are *.lim.          Yesterday's thaw rather dislocated the  plans of local hockey enthusiasts, who  had hoped for early skating. The freezing of the rink was well advanced when  tlie thaw rendered further flooding futile  until a cold snap occurs.  The city oflicials have decided to enforce the bylaw relating to the removal  of snow from sidewalks, particularly on  Baker and other streets in the centre of  the city. In event of property owners  failing to remove snow or ice by 11  o'clock each morning, the chief of police  is authorized by the bylaw to have the  -work done and to collect* the liability1  thus incurred from the owners.  .  The lire brigade turned out last night  for practice under chief Thompson.   A  ANNOUNCEMENT.  j  To nn, Ki.ixrOKs- or Ni*i,..>x:  I will be a candidate for tho oflice of mayor ut the  election to be held on Thursday, Jamiarj _l,th iicct,  December *J0th, l$'f). JOHN."HOUSTON.  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_n'sk Satisfaction.  or money refunded.  PATENAUDE  BROS.  BAKER STREET.  Watchmakers, Nelson, B. C.  Save Your Dollars  ily Hujiiif,' your kooiIs fiom us all this  ' week, and ��<��� \\ ill *,a\e >on dollar*,. Your  special itUontion is called to our large as-  vi.tlmmt of men's, boj's, and cliildifii'*  clothiiifj. fiii'nishliiK->.uHl shoe**.  QUALITY THE BEST���-PRICES THE LOWEST.  Haker Street,  OppopiitO Queen's Hotel.  BROWN & CO.  The nu.ily of the drugs and medicines administered to tho patient is the most essential element  in the successful tieatment of disease. Prescription, are eoimiouiidcd b> in from absolutely puro  driii}-. iu pelted condition, and the "ihjsician's  hkill will not bo nullified bj old and impotent  driigb.   Our stock of tui'iiihilei foi  THE TOILET  THE NURSERY  THE SICK ROOM  Are complete  Your patronage solicited  NURSES' DIRECTORY  For the coin enience of nurses and j.lij sicians, we have  Chta.bli.ltcd a Nurses'Dhectory, and in older to ha. eit  complete, icqueht all nurses to send in or call andJcave  their names and addresses,  EC. HEP.. IJ^LIE^Esr  DISI'KN-SIXG CHKMIST  Telephone I _."_ P. O. Box 2&�� Baker Street  Mail oidcrs promptly attended to.  run was made in fast time from the fire  hall to the hydrant at the corner of Stanley and Victoria streets, to whieh a line  of hose was attached. After ascertaining that the hydrant was in good order,  the department moved to other points  along Victoria street, where satisfactory  tests were made. The trial was made  under service conditions, being conducted  in a snow storm and with a couple of  inches of freshly fallen snow on the  ground.    The train on the Crow's Nest road was  twelve hours late yesterday, and the  steamer' making connection had not  reached Nelson when Thk Tmiutnr went  to press this morning.  Fred Irvine ��fc Oo. will keep their store  open until 0 o'clock every evening until  after Christmas.  As instructed by the council, city clerk  Strachan wired the provincial authorities on Monday evening to urge them to  expedite the transfer of certain lands to  the city in order tliat the corporation's  agreement with the C. P. It. might be  carried out. No reply has been received  from the capital, nor has the transfer  been made as yet. ���  L. A. Campbell of the West Kootenay  Power <fc Light Company arrived in Nelson last evening. He will personally  oversee the starting of the machinery at  the tramway company's substation today, when the much-delayed start will  be made in moving the cars to the ear  barns.   The city clerk is engaged in compiling  a series of amendments to the Municipal  Act, whieh will be submitted to the legislature at its next session. The object of  the amendments is to render the act more  practical and simple than is the casein  its present form.  HOTEL ARRIVALS.  At the Ph.viu.���J. C. Drewry, L. A  Campbell, Rossland; U. f��. Smith, Greenwood; C. Ii. Frost. Kaslo; It. W. llinton,  Silver King; F. S. Forest, E. K. Kuowles  and wife, Spokane; S. II. ltotherham,  Ymir; C. D. Mclvenzie. Kaslo"; T. Mclntyre, Winnipeg. *,  * At the Hl'mk.���D. J. McNally, Granite;  W. Adams, Spokane.  At tub Silver Kin<j,���E. Wilson, Silver King mine.  At tub Qibbn'.s.���S. O. MeMullen, Slocan City.  At the Royal.���F. E.  Simonds, Fort  Resolution.     BUSINESS   MENTION.  We will keep open every evening till  '(o'clock until after Christinas,.   _. red Irviitc & Go.  Wanted���Japanese cook for family kitchen "work;   Address Coles, Bo\ 'Xt.  For rent���Five-roomed house, also fur-.  m��hings in same house for .sale, for teims apply  Cabinet Cigar Co.  Furnished house for rent���Suitable for  small famil...   Aiiplv ut Tribune Olilce.  For Sale���Twelve second-hand  wood-  burning s*l.o\ es with pipes.   Apply at I'hair hotel.  Goods at Half Price  We still have some goods left from  the bankrupt stock purchased at  Sandon at a low rate on the dollar,  and consequently we can defy  com pet i tion. ���    .    .    .    .    ���    .-" ���  HERE ARE A FEW OF OUR PRICES.  Dress goods fancy mixtures, regular price  $1.75, sale price $1.  Dress goods, fancy mixture, regular price  $1.50, sale price 75 cents.  Dress goods, fancy mixture, regular price  75"eents,_sale prieeiO cents.   Table Damask at 25 cents i_er yard.  Children's wool hose at JO cents per pair.  Ladies' liannellette wrappers at $1.25.  lilaek Henrietta, worth 75 t-ents, salt-  price 50 cents.  Black Henrietta, worth 50 cents, sale  price 35 oentw.  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  priee $1.50, "    -  Overalls, regular price $1.00, .sale price  50 cents.  Oxford shirts, regular priee $1.25, sale  -   price 50 cents.  Men's tweed suits, regular price $12.50,  .sale price $7.00.  Men's heavy all-wool tweed pants, rugu-  lar 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 . ._.  Itegular Sale  1'rice.       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  Our claims for this heater is that it is-adapted  to any kind of coal, CROW'S NEST, LETH_  BRIDGE, or ANTHRACITE, burning all kinds equally well. Not requiring the  attention of an ordinary coal( heater. Economical, durable and simple in construction.   See our Steel Ranges for hard and soft coal or wood;  H. Byers & Co.  NELSON KASLO SANDON  WE HAVE STOVES  r  But while we are waiting for the cold. weather we  would draw your attention to Our" line of  NICKLED   COPPER  WARE,.  Including Tea and Coffee Pots (several designs), Enamelled Handle Dippers, Pudding Dishes, Tea Kettles, etc.,  and the only place you can get them is  LAWRENCE   HARDWARE   CO.  Xmas    Xmas  A COMPLETE LINE OF FANCY BISCUITS AND CAKES  FIGS  CRANBERRIES  DATES  MAPLE SYRUP  PLUM PUDDING  HONEY. IN COMB  DRIED FRUIT  NEW CURRANTS, CLEANED  NEW SULTANA RAISINS, CLEANED  NEW VALENCIAS, CLEANED  NEW LONDON LAYER RAISINS, 5, 10, and  20 lb   BOXES  NEW PEELS, ASSORTED ENGLISH  MIXED NUTS  APPLE   CIDER  All the Necessaries For*  Your Xmas Dinner   *-  MINCE   MEAT  GRAND   DISPLAY   OF   CROCKERY   AND    GLASSWARE.    THE  LARGEST   STOCK*   IN   KOOTENAY.  Kirkpatrick & Wilson  P. O, BOX K. & W.  I.AI-EU STREET.  TELEPHONE 10.  Christmas 1899  1 \  C. & B. Plum Pudding        Delhi Preserves in Glass  Table Raisins       Japanese Oranges  Navel Oranges       Elme Figs  Our Stock is Now Oompiete,  ENGLISH HOLLEY  Baker Street,  Nelson.  & Co,  Removal  Notice  We beg-to anuomxee to our many patro],i5. tluit we liave romovi-d to  our new quarters in the Houston Bloekji.tlio.; big increase in tho  volume of our business forcing us to seek larger premises. Thank-  the people for the patronage accorded u.** 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 Street  John A. Irving' d? Co.  ARRIVED IN NELSON  ELLIOT BLOCK, BAKER "3TREET, NELSON.  anoacl  Incliifli-ig Scf.r-.i_r-* 2, 4, unci 7 yct.r old Rye in lUrreR      OochIci liiuti & WorU'Hjt! in Cu**...  Hcgriiiiih Star, '83 lt.ve ,tml While Who.il "Whisky in C.t-jt*^      Wulkers C'liib I.jo in disc..  A. B. GRAY, Kootenay Agent  Xelson, IJ. C,  R. P. R1THET & CO.   <-f

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