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The Tribune 1899-12-30

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 m  w  FIELD DAY FOR CONSERVATIVES  Leader's Visit Causes Enthusiasm.  The city of Nelson accorded Sir Charles  Tupper a  splendid  reception  last niglit.  The spirit  and  enthusiasm displayed at  the mass meeting in the opera house was  such that the  "grand  old man"  ofthe  Conservative party could  nob fail to be  impressed  with  the   devotion  sind   loyalty  of his  followers  in   the  first  city  of the Kootenay.   Seldom has   _uch enthusiasm characterized a local ga thei ing  of a political nature,   and   .Sir    Charles  Tupper's visit to Xelson will be a memorable event in the history of local politics.  The distinguished visitor arrived on an  early train from Rossland.    A number of  well known citizens were ou the platform  at  the C. 1'. It.   depot   when  the   train  steamed in to  extend  .an  informal" welcome to the Conservative  leader, among  these  being:    AV.  A.  Macdonald,  .1.   ft.  Howes, D. McArthur,  A.  <!.   Gamble,   l'\  Fletcher, J. McDonald, J.  McLaUhie,   II.  It.  Cameron,   S.  M.  Bridges  and F. AV.  Peters.    The arrivals included sir Charles  Tupper, Bart.; Sir Charles I Hubert  Tupper and wife, C. Wilson, Q. C.  and  wife.  The  party  drove  to   tho  Hotel   Phair,  where the Union Jack floated nia&b high  in honor of their visit.  After luncheon sir Charles Tupper held  an informal reception ab the Phair in the  course of which a number of citizens  were presented. Among those who called  on sir Charles were: AV. A. Macdonald. P. Fletcher, S. P. Tuck, D. McArthur, James AVilks, Melville Parry, D.  M. Carley and D. B. Bogle. Sir Charles  entertained his guests with conversation  on politics, mining and reminiscences of  the days prior to confederation. He  showed himself equally at home in the  proseut-���'and the past. An .interesting  . episode was the recalling by sheriff Tuck  of the*-first speech sir Charles over made,  which he had heard as a boy. The Conservative leader not only remembered  the occasion and circumstances but was  able to supplement the memory of Mr.  Tuck with certain details he had forgotten. Sir Charles Hibberb Tupper renewed old friendships about the city during the afternoon and left on the evening  train for the coast.  About S o'clock the city band marched  from the opera house, where they had  given a short programme, and escorted  sir Charles and his party to the place of  meeting.  The opera house was crowded. Some  time before ,the meeting opened every  chair in the auditorium was taken, and  scores stood throughout the evening. A  largo number of ladies were in attendance, special seats having been arranged  for them in the balcony. Around tlie  face of the gallery ran a huge banner  with the words "AVelcome" and -���The  Maple Leaf Forever." As sir Charles  Tupper entered, the crowd rose and applauded lustily. The platform was occupied by a number of well known citizens, among whom were: 11. W. rhui-  nington, F. Irvine, mayor Xoelands, M.  Parry, alderman J. A. Kirkpatrick, T. G. Procter, J. Stevenson,  alderman Fletcher, F. Elliot, Kov. J.  Robson, and Rev. C. AV. Rose.  AV. A. Macdonald occupied the chair,  and on rising to open the proceedings, he  was warmly received. Mr. Macdonald  spoke briefly, announcing the piogram  arranged for the evening and expressing  the great satisfaction he experienced on  noting the large and representative gathering which had come together to  greet the Conservative leader. He  then introduced Charles Wilson, Q. C, as  the leader of the Conservative party iu  .British Columbia.   Mr. AVilson was most cordially received and made a bright, though bri<>f  speech. In opening he paid an eloquent  tribute to sir Charles Tapper,  whose re-  SATURDAY MORNTOG, DECEMBER 30,  1899.  PUBLISHED AT NELSON, BRITISH COLUMBIA.  DAILY (BY 1��AIL) $6 A YEAR; WEEKLY,   $2.  markable vitality, he said, was evidenced  by the fact that since the end of September he had delivered some fifty addresses  and covered a wide territory. Coming  more particularly to his topic, that of the  introduction of party lines into provincial  elections, Mr. AVilson st.ibed that iu  September, 1898, a convention of Liber. .1-  Conservatives was held ab Vancouver.  Delegates from every part of tin; province  met and discussed a program for the  future, and it was. decided that tlie next  provincial election should be fought on  party lines. A committee was appointed  to draw up a platform relating wholly to  matters of local concern. This committee  held many meetings, as a result of which  a program was arranged for submission  to the party. Another convention was  held and the program placed before the  delegates, a resolution being fir-.t passed  that the decision of the majority .should  be faithfully adhered to by all. The  committee's report was adopted by the  convention and circulated throughout  the province, so that its nature was familiar to the audience. Prominent among  the planks of the platform Avas that of  conducting elections in the province hereafter on party lines, thereby utilizing the  Dominion organization for provincial  purpofses. To successfully carry out this  feature it woidd be uecossary to recognize  the principle thab "in union there is  strength," and, as was neec.s-.ary iu all  undertakings where this principle was  applied, there must be a giving up on the  part of some of little individualities for  the universal good of the community.  Unity of purpose was recognized ��as an  essential to success by miners, merchants,  professional men and business men in  every walk of life. The good results  produced were apparent to all, and if  this applied in the everyday walks of  life, how much more applicable was it to  politics. Some measure of self-denial  and perhaps self-abnegation might be  necessary, but much would be accomplished in the direction of securing honest  and responsible government to the  province.  At the convention of Liberal Conservatives it was  proposed to decide  upon a  leader to head the party in the province,  and he had  reason  to  believe, although  no definite agreement existed-, that it was  the intention of the party  to confer this  honor upon himself.    (Applause).    If this  was the case he would accept the position  and  lend  his  undivided  support to the  platform  in  its  entirety.    There would  be no shirking on his  part.    Jle had put  his shoulder to the wheel aud  would not  draw back  from tho  policy adopted by  the t   avention.    The task   of   winning  the p,   Vincc  would, he  realized, bo  one  of no   mall   magnitude, but the  Liberal-  Consei  atives would approach bhe undertaking   '-\ the  spirit of adhering to the  letter of ��_  ery promise  and of  exerting  every effort to give effect to the  pledges  which had been adopted as  calculated to  confer the greatest benefits on the entire  community.      (Applause).      Concluding,  Mr. AVilson lemarkcd that ho  would not  discuss the matter at any greater length,  but stated that in the course of the campaign  which  seemed  close   at hand  he  would have great pleasure  in  returning  to Nelson aud addressing the  electorate,  at which time he would go fully into the  matters at issue.  The chairman called on R. AA7". Han-  nington to"*read the address of welcome  to sir Charles Tupper. The address was  handsomely engrossed and ran as follows:  To sir Charles Tapper, Bart:  AVe, the members of the Liberal-Conservative Association of Nelson, B. C., offer you a hearty and sincere welcome on  your visit to our city, and assure you of  our entire confidence and support. AVe  are familiar with your long career iu the  service of'the country, extending for  well nigh half a century, and recognize  how unsparingly you have devoted yourself to the welfare, not simply of the  great party of whieh you are the leader,  but of the Dominion and the empire  itself.     -. .  ' V  Recent events occurring within the  limits of the empire have-shoAvu us that  the Conservative party may yet have a  duty to perform in seeing that the bonds  uniting tho various members of the British Fmpire���bonds in the word-, of  Burke, "Light as air. yet strong as links  of iron," may not be weakened or dissolved through the negligence or dilatory  action of those in power through failure  to grasp those ideas of imperial unity to  which every loyal Canadian adheres. In  such circumstances we know full well  that you would be in the future what  you have been in the past, the foremost  to realize the needs of the hour and see  that Canada is true to herself.  AVe trust that your life may be spared  for many years to the country that you  have served, as well as to those to whose  sons you have set a splendid example of  patriotism and devotion.  On behalf of the Liberal-Conservative  Association.  AVrArMAC'i.oXA"U),���Chairmanr  S. M. Bit yog ES, Secretary.  Loud and continued applause greeted  sir Charles as he stepped forward to accept the parchment. AVheu quiet was re-  *  i_  J>  ifc  \li  *  ti>  t_>  tl/  tl/  tV  tl/  0/  il/  tl/  tl/  Ui  tl/  tl/  tl/  il/  0/  til  tt/  til  till/  Iill/  U/  U/  **.  ANOTHER POSSIBLE SHUFFLE OF POLITICAL CARDS.  til  11/  til  ll/  l_  111  11/  It/  Ol  Ml  U/  l_>  111  111  Mt  0/  U/  111  111  iii  111  Iii  ill  \k  il/  iii  ill  Oi  il/  il/  ii/  ill  iii  Amctoiua, December 29.���[Specialto the Tribune.]���The story first published  in the Vancouver AVorld of negotiations whereby lieutenant governor  Melnnes will resign his ollice to enter the Laurier cabinet, is accepted here  as altogether possible. It would explain the governor's recent mysterious  visit to Ottawa, and also the presence there now of Dr. Milne, defeated ab  Arictorio last general election, and since then applicant first for the oflice of  lieutenant governor and then for a senatorship given to his colleague  Templeman. It is suggested, moreover, that the next governor may be Bostock who would certainly grace the position, the only impediment to his appointment being the alleged uncertainty of another Liberal carrying his seat.  Governor Mclnuis, so the story goes, was on cabinet appointment to contest  the seat for Vancouver Island, now held by his son, who Joas already announced his intention of resigning in protest at government's failure to  enact anti-Chinese legislation.  *��ZS*ttfrtt*tt****Z**Z***$****Z**tt**r*t-Z*tt**r****i*Z**********^  stored, sir GK -les returned thanks for  the address, wnich he referred to as  "gracious and flattering," Its keynote,  he continued, was the unity of the community, and no greater question could  ever engross the attention of a country.  If .any people had a right to bo proud of  its institutions they were, Canadians,  whose status as a country could  not bo more important. When it was  considered that Canada possessed half ��  continent abounding in all the essentials  of a great country, it could not be said  that we were inferior to any, the great  republic to the south not excluded.  (Loud applause.) Those who argued to  the contrary weie prone to forget that  when the United States secured independence its relative population was far  greater than that of Canada, whereas  the relative increase was smaller  than Canada's. (Applause.) That  is to say Canada had increased  in population relatively faster  than had tho neighboring republic, a  statement whieli was amply borne out  by statistics. Everyday as the real extent  of Canada's priceless treasures was revealed it become more apparent that  this was destined to become a great and  important nation���not an independent  nation for he sincerely hoped that the  day would never come when the ties  which now bound Canada to the great  mother country would never be severed.  (Applause) Where else he asked, could  conditions similiar to those existing between Canada and the empire be found ?  We have absolute self-government, self-  (Continucd on I\i8�� l'"ourJ  THE BOERS KNOW TOO MUCH  Well Informed of British Movements.  London, December 30.���The Times has  the following, dated December 27th, from  Lorenzo    Marquez:     Cargoes    for   the  Transvaal have dwindled to one-fifth of  the average, but large shipments are expected from Europe.    In  the  meantime  there are persisent rumois  here  aud  in  Durban that guns  and  ammunition are  smuggled through forthe Boers. A French  liner now in the harbor is  said  to  have  brought two large guns from Madagascar.  A member of the customs assures me that  there is absolutely no  ground,  however,  for such rumors.    All goods, he says, are  discharged examined, aud dispatched by  daylight.     So  great   is   the  stringency,  alloAved  this   official,  that  saddles   aud  horseshoes are not passed  to local importers, except in small lots  and under  written    guarantee.       The   -same   precautions are taken with reference to all  contraband articles; of course, much depends upon the competence and incorrup- j  tibility of subordinates, '   i  London, December 30.���The Times has j  a later dispatch from Lorenzo  Marquez,  NEWS FROM THEJEAT OF WAR  The Kaffirs Are After the Boers.  Kimuerey, December 22.���Aria Modder  river, December 27.���Before dawn today  a detachment of the mounted forces,  with artillery aud light infantry, moved  out in a westerly direction. Boer artillery from Kamperdam opened fire at  Ottos kopje, Kimberley fort replying  with twenty shells. The British force  reconnoitered outposts along Laseratto  ridge, the Boer patrols retreating. Having accomplished this and having discovered reinforcements approaching from  "Wimbeldon ridge, colonel Chamier Avith  the Royal artillery exchanged a dozen  shells as soon as the guns could be limbered up. Some 500 Boers poured in a  heavy fire from their earthworks, the  British finally retiring with the loss of  one horse. Theinovement showed that  the Boers were still keeping.their guns in  the vicinity of Kimberley and are able to  summon reinforcements rapidly. It also  showed their proness to vacate a position  immediately when weaker than  the op-  -. _.   . t-. .      ���o_,       ... . rni  ' f losing force.  dated December 2Sth, which says:   "The        pKETOB1Af Tuesday, December 20,  suspicion that the Boer  -*"���<-'����������--*��� -���-   ��� " - -  partment"  consulate  the fact th  lord Itober  South  Africa was  generally known ^ in  Pretoria on December   20th, iudhectly  reaching Delagoa Bay and the Transvaal  iu ten days.    Suspicion rests upon a consul, who is notorious for  his  Boer  sympathy.    There is reason to believe  that  Pretoria is kept well informed  with regard   to   British   military    movements.  AVith reference to rumors of  smuggling  contraband, it is  significant that major  Erastus,  of the Free  State artillery, is  here, his  arrival  being  coincident with  that of the French liner.     Considering  the freedom with which the Transvaal  secret service fund is  spent, considerable  mischief may  bo  done   unless    cargoes  are inspected by British searchers, who  understand foreign bills of lading.    It is  felt here that all mining and other machinery should be  stopped, owing to the  possibility of hoodwinking the  official.  Tlfe"cohsuLwlro"represent&"the Transvaal-  aud bhe  Orange  Free  State in Lorenzo  Marquez still continues to act in the same  capacity for Holland."  By  off Derderpoorb. The Kaffirs occupied a  strongly fortified ridge and were all prepared for emergencies. After heavy  fighting the burghers captured the Kaffir  position, losing three killed and Jive  wounded.  Commandant Syman reports as follows  'from Molopok: "On Monday morning  the enemy from Mafeking attacked one  of our forts in force, "with cannon, Maxims  and au armoared train, and so persisently  that there was fighting right ou the walls  of the fort. But we have retained our  fort. The British loss is reported as 55."  The other commander.-; report: "All  quiet," with the exception of the usual  bombardment of Ladysmith. General  Lucas Meyer has recovered and returned  to the front.  London, December 30.���The Daily Mail  asserts that several .guns have been re-  WHAT IS CONTRABAND OF WAR?  Question Important to Britain,  LONDON, December .30,���Lord Rosebery  writes as follows to the Times: "There  are disquieting intimations which appear  to point to our government's having  treated food sbuffs as contraband of war ;  as this is a matter of supreme importance  I venture to address this line to yon iu  the hope that it may elicit an authoritative statement on the subject."  The Times, commenting editnriallyupou  lord Rosebery'-. letter, says : "Very little  is known of tho seizures nor can any  valid inference safely be drawn. An  occasion might arise when certain food  stuffs would be regarded as contraband,  while others would not, especially if the  latter were intended for non-combatants.  There might, for instance, be reasons  for treating canned goods as contraband and Hour as legitimate."  After admitting that it would be unad-  s-isable to create a precedent which might  some day be invoked against ns, the article concludes as follows. "AVe fully  share the view that no serious change of  policy should occur without cogent reasons, and ample consideration; we cannot but ask ourselves whether in the event  of Great Britain being engaged in a war,  the action either of the enemy or even of  neutral powers iu a matter upon which  such greab divergence of opinion still exists, is likely to be governed by any precedent we, or anyone else, may have set  in thb past, rather than bythe immediate  interests of the moment."  moved from the forts at Plymouth by  night and that these will be sent to Cape  Town.  Ladysmith, December 21���via Pieter-  maritzburg.���General AVhito has had a  slight attack of fever, but he is now convalescent. The Boer shell lire has been  very damaging recently. On Friday one  shell killed six men and wounded nine.  The same missile killed fourteen horses.  Another just missed the Fifth Cancers'  lines, slightly Abounding six officers. Several shells have fallen close to general  AVhite's hou*-e, compelling the removal of  headquarters to another point. It is reported that general Joubert is again in  command of the Boers- hero. The military authorities appear confident, but  they are very reticent. Hoers have  been observed moving northward and  "westward in large numbers.  London, December .-!0.���The Cape Town  correspondent of the Daily News says:  "A leading resident of Vryburg who Avas  released by the Boers saw 20,000 colonials  from Griqualand west, lie say- colonial  faces are to be seen everyAvhere in the  Boer ranks,  London, December 30.���The Times  publishes the folloAving dispatch from  Chieveley camp dated December 21th:  "Parties of Boers approached today within three miles of Chie\-eley camp, threatening our Avatering parties, who are compelled to go some tAvo miles OAving to the  scarcity of water. It is reported that  the Ladysmith garrison made a sortie on  Thursday and captured a hill."  THE   SCOPE   OF   LEGISLATION.  It is difficult to define sharply the pro-  lf/sr limit of legislation. AVere conditions  <<tff life a constant factor such would be  *.'i_sily determined.    But the progress  of  ssifp*,' ���- has brought with its blessings  attendant evils, the elimination of which  must be accomplished before aetual good  results. That legislation should keep  pace Avith science and invention is freely  admitted by thinking men, but only  slightly practiced by any governments,  and if so, in a desultory lagging AA'ay by  which the lack of promptness works a  serious disability on the people. Principles that for hundreds of years were  thought chaste have become by the in-,  fluenccs of modernity stumbling blocks  to prosperity. As an instance of this  may be cited the almost sacred constitution of the United States. There are  feAv measures of economic value passed  by the federal and state legislatures in  recent years that have not been robbed  of effectiveness in the courts on the  ground of their conflicting Avith the constitution. Perhaps this can be no general  rule to indicate the sphere of popular  government, except that it embraces all  matters Avhich safeguard and promote  the welfare of the people.  To localize the question AA'e have Avitnessed during the last feAV months much  adverse comment on the passage of the  eight-hour law. Arery briefly Ave will  consider why such a reform is within the  scope of legislation.  I. The necessity for shorter hours as  applied generally to modern workmen.  II. The   special  necessity for shorter  hours to miners:   The numbers of labor-  saA'ing  machines   which are  daily displacing  hundreds of Avorkmen, leaA'e a  growing proportion of idle bread winners.  The slightly decreased price of the  product is no compensation  to  a consumer  deprived of the means to acquire  the article   at   any   price.     It Avould appear  therefore that the advent of labor-saving  machinery has  become  a  curse  because  Ave have failed to grasp its proper  application.    In order to establish���as  nearly  as  possible���universal  prosperity, there  should be an  adequate  demand  for all  labor.    But if tAvo-thirds of the  population can, through the  aid  of machinery  accomplish all the labor to be done, what  must become of the other third ?    AVith-  out attempting  to dAvell on the many  evils of such a system  we  can come to  but one  conclusion:     To place the idle  third on an earning status, the employment oi\the two-thirds must be shared  with them, which can only be clone by  decreasing thejlr oavu hours of labor..  To  accomplish this object Ave Avould say,' is  well Avithin the province of a legislature.  True, it will be held by many that such  a course encroaches _on the liberty of the  citizens.    That is mere transparent sentiment.    For there is scarce a  laAV  on the'  statute books of which the  same statement could not be made.  IIF. Beyond the foregoing reasons  miners are entitled to special considerations for shorter hours. The arduous  toil, the unnatural occupation, with its  noxious gases, lack of pure air, the dampness, the incidental dangers of the calling shorten the life of all avIio folloAV  mining for a livelihood. Prolonged hours  under ground deteriorate the men mentally as AA'ell as physically. The highest  attainments for bhe duties of citizenship  are dulled to apathy by over-exertion  and unhealthy environment*-. What  AVonder is it that some so situated beyond our province have forgotten at  times the restraint they oavccI their own  self-respect-ami tlie state aud _tried_by  violence to institute the reforms desired.  AVe know of no more Avorthy move to  promote the Avelfare of the largest laboring class of the province than the passage of the eight-hour hiAV, and Avho Avill  deny they were not entitled to first consideration. AVe knoAV of no better Avay  to introduce reform than by the ballot;  no surer method to promote harmony  and contentment. We believe the law  just, for the people *-ay so. AAre bulift\re  iu retaining it, for the people won't -auction its repeal.  Doubtless it may be'considered unfair  to pass legislation that may work a hardship on invented capital. In the present  case, hoAvever, it has been fairly questioned whether the owner aviII loo-e by  the act if the miners gob their old wage.  Tho miners maintain they can accomplish the same work in eight hours as  they can iu ten, and it seems reasonable  that they should know best Avhat they  are capable of. But if by the enactment  of the laAV human life i*- prolonged and  saved, what price in dollars can represent it. E. P. Bkkmvkk.  Ne%v Denver, December 2Sth.  Boers Are Growing Weary.  London, December 30.���The Modder  River correspondent of the Times, referring to tlie scare-firing of th<* Boeis,  says: "Their nervousness is much observed among the British. It is quite  certain that half the Boer force i*- employed watching by day and the other  half by night. Probably the consequent  AA-carines***, Avith the scarity of Avater and  the presence of typhoid fever, will render  the Boer positions intolerable. Their  present action is due either to a scare or  to a Avish to cover a retirement to Spyt-  fontein."  CONSERVATIVES TO STAND PAT  On the Eight-Hour Law.  Sir Charles  Hibbert Tupper, who ha9  accompanied sir Charles, his father, and  Charles   AVilson,   Q.   C.   on   their   trip  through   the Southern  portion   of   the  province, left for the coast last evening.  Iu speaking of the  reception of the two  leaders to a Tribune representative sir  Hibbert said they were everyAvhere received Avith great enthusiasm.    Upon the  present  trip   his   father  had  refrained  from   discussing   local   issues.    He   had  taken the vieAV that upon local issues tho  Conservatives of the province should bo  bound by the finding of their provincial  organization.    Local issues in his opinion  could be more satisfactorily handled in  such a manner, and tho  findings of conventions upon them should he thoroughly  respected.   There AA'as one federal issue  hoAvever, upon which the  Conservatives  .and   people   generally   throughout   the  mining districts Avere interested.    This  AA'as the question of importing alien labor  into   the   province   under contracts   or  agreements.       Upon   this  question   sir  Charles  had  taken an  uncompromising  stand.    Put in a few  words his  posjtjou  Avas that so long as any semblance of an  alien-labor laAV was  enforced  in any  of  the border states against Canadians, it  should be the duty of the federal government to fight fire with  fire.    Such  legislation Avas repugnant to him, but if it  Avas enforced against Canadians by either  federal   or   state    governments   in  the  United States, it  AA'as the  duty of  tho  federal gOA'crnment to retaliate.  Sir Hibbert regards the matter of the'  leadership of the provincial Conservatives  as   settled.     Conservatives   everywhere  had Avelcomed the selection  of Charles-  AVilson,   Q.  C. of Aranconver, save  the.  remnant of the Turnerite party  at Victoria.     Upon  the present occasion Mr.  AVilson Avas getting acquainted Avith the  rank and file of the party throughout the   *  province, and placing the party's conclusions fairly before them.     Travelling  os he Avas, Avitli sir  Charles, he  had  not  the opportunity of discussing them all as  fully  as  some   plight desire, but   upon-^  subsequent    occasions    he   would   hay,e"  other opportunities of presenting  them  in detail.    AVhat he had done whenever  he Avas  speaking  throughout  the  pr.ov.-  ince  Avas  to present the   platform  endorsed ab  the recent Conservative con-  vention at NeAV AVestminster, and assure'  his  hearers  "that   he   stood  fairly and  squarely upon it, and was iu sympathy  Avith all its provisions.  " The eight-hour  laAv Avas not shelved in one part "of tlio'  province and brought^putto do. duty.- in  another.    The Conservative party had in  convention decided to  endorse nob only  the eight-hour law bub the principle of it  as  Avell, and it intended to stay with   .  this plank iu the platform.     The great  majority of the  party  AA'ere  convinced  that ib AA'as legislation  in  the  right direction.    1 b" was true that it Avas  not acceptable to some of-the Victoria Conservatives,  and thab the adoption  of the  measure  by  the  convention  Avas a contributing cause to the AvithdraAval of the ,  Turnerite   faction,   but   the   Provincial  Conservative Organization AA'as  committed to the eight-hour law up to the Jiilt.  The ?ame tie Avhich bound the organix.a-  tion to the eight-hour law also committed it  to the  introduction   of   straight  Conservative and Liberal  party lines in  the   next   provincial   general   elections,  After discussing the matter thoroughly  the delegates had decided thab the  next  contest should be upon straight party  linos.    The Conservatives in  convention  -had enunciated certain-principles in their���  platform.    Those  who  believed in them  would be asked to support Conservative  candidates, and  Avould be  giA*en  assurance that in the event of their success the  principles embodied    in   their  platform  would be given practical effect.  Opening of Parliament Announced.  Ottaava, December 2!>.���It was officially  announced this morning that the fifth  and probably last session of this parliament Avill assemble Thuisday, February *  1st. AVhile the government's programme  is not yet announced it i.s generally undcr-  -.tnod that some of the bills held over  from hi-t .-e.-siuu, owing to the desire of  members to getaway front parliamentary -  labors, among Avhich are the minister of  raihvay's amendment to the Raihvay  Act, re'-puoting the sidetracking of town-  sites by railways, and regulations regarding running rules, the minister of justice's  bill to amend the criminal code, and  abolishing lotteries, the minister of  finance's bill respecting fraternal orders  aud the Civil Service Act Avill be again  puslrcd. Changes in franchises are also  contemplated. It is also understood that  the estimates will be smaller than usual,  and that possibly the treasury will report  a surplus to reduce the uatioual debt.  Newfoundland Fisheries in Dispute.  St John'.-, Newfoundland, December  20.���The modus vivendi respecting the  Newfoundland French shore lobster  lishcries -will expire December 31st. Serious trouble AA'ill arise on tho coast, if this  agreement is nob rcneAved. The British  government is uoav anxious regarding tho  action the colonial authorities propose to  take. It is likely tliat the colony Avill  agree to compromise the question iu vicav  of tho British difficulties in South Africa.  p "p. THE  TRIBUNE:  NELSON, B.C. SATURDAY   DECEMBER  30, 1899  >m^mmmmm  3  B GREAT  jsa  mmmmi  .^^  ?���<='���<='���<;  mm  m  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  Mid-Winter  Commencing this  (8ATUBDA^t,Morning, DEO. 30  All Fall and "Winter Goods  -   # *���  AT COST  MARTIN O'REILLY & CO.  ���ffk  HOUSTON BLOCK, BAKER STREET.  ��� ���ox. ^*.i=_.*c-��.  t*b*b*m:s cash  m  MEN'S OUTFITTER  Sign ot the RED  HAT, Baker St., Nelson  Wholesale  Houses  GROCERIES.  A   MACDONALD & CO.���Corner Vernon and  ���   Josephine streets, wholesale grocers and  jobbers inblankcts, gloves, mitts, boots, rubbers,  *.  inackinaws and miners'sundries.  KOOTENAY SUPPLY   COMPANY,   LIMITED���Vornon   street,  Nelson,   wholesale  '   grocers.  '    TOHN CHOLDITCH & CO.���Front street, Nel-  - **   son, wholesale grocers.  " : COAL.  OROAV'S  NEST PASS COAL COMPANY.-  Wholesale dealers in coal .and coke. Charles  SL Barbe, Agent,. Uakcr street. Nelson."."   - ,.  HARDWARE IlnFmINING^SUPPLIES".  HHYEitS & CO.���Cornor Baker and Josephine ,  ���   btreets, Nelson, wholesale dealors in nard-  *,    ware and  mining supplies.    Aprcntsfor Giant  ���'   Powder Co.   - -  AWRENCK -HARDWARE , {COMPANY--  Baker St.,  Nelson, wholesale   dealers in  hardware and miningp supplies, and water and  plumbers'supplies..        "  _  VANCOUVER-HARDWARE    COMPANY;  LIMITED-Baker street, Nelson. wholessvle  .."dealers in hardware and mining supplies, plumbers and tinsmiths'supplies,        , .  CRATED AND MINERAL AVATERS.  THORPE & CO., LLMITED.-Cornor Vernon  and' Cedar streets, .Nelson, manufacturers  * of* and  wholcsaledealers in terated water*, 'and  * fruit sirups.   Solo agent&for Halcyon Sprin��..  - Uiincral water. ;  ~      ASSAYERS'   SUPPLIES. -.   ~~~  WK. TKETZKL & CO.-Corner Baker Eand  �� Josephine streets, Nelson, wholesale deal-  era in assayers supplies. Agents I*'or Denver  Fire,Clay Co. of Denver, Colorado.  LIQUORS .AND DRY GOODS.  T" URNER,  BEETON & CO.���Corner Vernon  and Josephine streets. Nelson,  wholesale  '  dealers in liquors, cigars and dry goods.  Agents  for Pabst Brewing Co. of Milwaukee and Cai- -  tfary Brewing.Co. of Calgary.  COMMISSION  MERCHANTS.  HJ. EVANS & CO.���Baker street, Nelson,  ��� "wholesiile dealers in liquors, cigars,  cement, lire brick and fire clay, water pipe,and  steel rails, and general commission merchants.   ^ur-and-feedP^111117^���  T3RACKMAN & KER MILLING COMPANY  ���*-** LTD.���Front street, Nelson, wholesale dealers in flour, oatmeal, etc., and hay and grain.  Mills Jut Edmonton, Victoria, and New Westminster. , ,   CIGARS.  KOOTENAY C1UAR. MANUFACTURING  CO.���Corner Baker and Hall streets, Ncl-  hon, mar)ufacturers;of "lloyal Seal" and "Kootenay Bell-*" brandH of cigars,            ~* PAINTS   AND   OILS.  NELSON HARDWA1.K COMPANY-Bakcr  Street���Wholesale dealers in paints, oil*,  and brushes of all kinds. Largest stock in  Kootenay. _  FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  P    BURNS &   CO.���Baker   street,   Nelson,  ��   wholesale dealers In fresh and cured meats.  Cold storage.  POWDER, CAPS AND FUSE,  HAMILTON POWDER COMPANY-Bakcr  street Nelson, manufacturers of dynamite,  ������porting, Btumping and black blasting powders,  wholesale dealors in caps and f ilsc, and electric  blasting apparatus.      ,    ,  PROVISIONS^. PRODUCE AND FRUITS.  PARSONS   PRODUCE   COMPANY���Vornon  street. Nelson, wholesale dealers in provisions, produce, and fruits.  Co. bacon and hams.  Agents for Swift &  JY_ GRIFFIN &  CO.~-Cori.or Vernon <".nd  �� '��� Josephine streets, Nelson, wholesalo dealers  ' in provisions, cured meats, butter and eggs. '  Fit STEWART & CO.���Warehouses oaC. P.  ��   R.  track, foot of Stanley street.  Nelson,  wholesalo dealers in provisions, produce Smd-  fruits.   Cold storage.   Agents Armour & Co.a  bacon, bains, lard and other products.  ANITOBAJPRODUCE AND COMMISSION -  CO.,Ltd. ��� Nelson   branch,   Hall . street.  Wholesale dealers in hutter, eggs and cheese.  An effort is being made by the Mine  Owners' Association and Slot Machine  Trust to elect to the council four men  who will stand out against the corporation doing any work by day's labor or  inserting in any contract any clause providing for the payment of a minimum  wage. The first council inserted a clause  in all contracts that the minimum rate of  wages for labor should not'be less than  .$2.50, and contractors ��� were compelled to  live up to it to the letter.   This rule lias'  _ J* _ *      .,  been followed by succeeding councils, but  it is not to the liking of some'of the contractors, who are figuring for jtiie'future.*,  It'is a-noteworthy fact that themen employed as laborers by the city-liave been  ,good'men; men able and willing to do a*  good day *r. work. If a system works well  it should not be changed merely because  it,is not to the liking of a fewitien who  figure on getting fat contracts from the  city. r   * "*     "  Tub members of the Kootenay Curling  Association were in session at the Phair  hotel * yesterday making arrangements  for, .to them, the most serious business of  the year. The novice generally goes in for  curling in* an unbecoming spirit of levity.  He thinks of it as he would of baseball,  cricket, football or billiards. In a year or  two the awful sublimity of the pastime  begins to affect him; he has become a  curler. A Scotch minister, who was a  curler, could not restrain himself from an  ���iinbeeoniing-expletive-when-he-missed-a-  shot. After a particularly trying experience, he said : ".I'll have to give it up,  I'll have to give it up." "What," said a  friend, "Give up curling I" "Naw, naw,"  he replied, "the ministry."'  SASH AND  D.OQHS'  PLANING.  NELSON   SAW   AND  PLANING. MILLS,  LIMITED���Corner Front and Hall streets, ���  Nelson, manufacturers bf and wholesalo dealers.  in sash; alllciiids of factory workjuj&do  to order.  WINES AND^JIGARSL ~  CALIFORNIA WINE COMPANY, LIMITED���Corner Front and Hall ^streets, Nelson, .wholesale dealers in wines lento and bulk)  and domestic andimported cigars.  Tijk military expert of the Morning  Post nays the British empire should submit to a military dictatorship, or at least  place a military expert over the rulers of  the nation. This particularly unintelligent military dub proposes to remedy tlie  inefficiency of the war, office by adopting  the French system of .uilitiiry organisation. The war office is bad, but not quite  so bad as the army organization in Pnris.  What the British empire needs is a war  minister like Pitt, a cavalry leader like  ���Sheridan, and a general spirit of "get  there or die" among tho people. The  painless extinction of a number of military critics in London, who are burdening  the telegraph wires with tlieir altogether*  unimportant opinions, might be useful  a- subsidiary measure.  is  ARCHITECTS.  .' A ooon many people have an idea tliat  tho twentieth century begins with January 1st, 1900.. Ass a matter of fact the  "nineteenth century has still a year to run,:  If a inan is counting one hundred $1 bills  lie does not, as a rule, stop at ninety-nine  and leave one on the bank counter.  M  ONE   IN   A   BOX  Just received by express a fine assortment of  SILK SUSPENDERS AND TIES, ONE IN A BOX  A very suitable Christmas or New Year Present  A large lot of Silk Handkerchiefs, Initial and Plain  Fancy goods but not fancy prices.  J. F. WEIR  on the whole business has been light.  The explanation is that retailers throughout the district were stocked heavily for  the holiday trade aiid have not yet exhausted their supplies. This is natural  and will be followed by an extensive  movement of goods next week. The  shipments yesterday were as below:0  A. Macdonald & Co., wholesale .grocers.���Gladstone, Fergu_foiT,~?Kasloi-Erie,  Robson and Greston.'    ���   **v* ;y i.; * ,   .;  Kootenay Supply Company, ^Limited,  wholesale   grocers.���Moyie,   Kiiskondok,  Robson and Ci*ftnbro6k.'*:'-r*'7',''~':':'"> V**-*^  "-  John Ghoklitch  <fc* Co.,  wholesale-gror  cers.���Slocan City, Rqbson,* Kaslo, Trout  Lake, Halcyon and New Denver;* ''.r-- .  II. Byers it Co., wholesale hardwai'O.--  IMolly Gibson Landing, Granite Siding,.K.  It. <fc N. Co., Erie^^ymir, Sandoii,  Silver-  ton, Grand Forks, Moyie and 'Kusicoiiook.  Vancouver Hardware  Company,. Lim-  ited.���Columbia; Erie and Moyie. V; ���--"-.-*;  Lawrence Hard ware. Coin pany.���G i-een-  wood, Ymir, Ainswortli, Grand Forks,  pSalmo, Fire Valley, Coffee Creek' and  Pilot Bay.'  Thorpe & * Co.,'" Limited, ��� terated and  mineral - waters-rHalcyoiv, Silver*. King,  Robson and Ro'sslau_dv    .-  . -  "W. F. Teet/.el &Co., assayers'supplies.  ���Itosslaiid and Grand Forks.  Turner, Beeton <fc Co., liquors aud dry  goods.���Rossland, ..Greenwood, .Argenta,  Five-mile, Ymir and Eholt.  II. J. Evans ��fcrC6.,' commission "merchants.���Ymir and Robson. ,  Brackman * & Iter' Milling Company,  Limited, flour and feed.���Kaslo, Yniiiy  Park Siding. Phoenix, West Robsbn-'and  Greenwood. -  Kootenay Cigar Company.���Cascade  City, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Phoenix,  Revelstoke and Fernie.  Parsons Produce Company, provisions.  ���Kaslo, Sandon, Arrowhead, Thompson's  Lauding, Revelstoke, Grand Forks,  Greenwood, Cascade City and Salmo.  J. Y. Griffin <fc Co., provisions.���Kaslo,  Sandon, Alamo Concentrator, Three  Forks, New Denver, Slocan City, Kuskonook and Cody.  F. It. Stewart & Co., provisions���Robson, Kuskonook, Sandon and Revelstoke.  Manitoba Produce &, Commission Company, provisions.���Moyie, Kaslo, Sandon,  Slocan City, Three Forks and Trail.  California AVine Company, Limited,  wines and cigars.���Rock Creek, Camp  McKinney, Anaconda, Silverton aud  Kaslo.  HUDSON'S BAY  COMPANY.  4  ���*.*���  INCORPORATED 1670.  We Hope  No one will be without  . the necessary liquids to.  brighten up Xmas.  Direct shipment from  Europe 150 cases Pom-  mery Champagne, 200  cases assorted"liquers.  ASK  FOR   OUR   SPECIAL   XMAS  " HAMPER   LIST.  WHOLESALE TRADE FOE  THE  WEEK.  The Nelson wholesale houses report a  comparatively light week.    Jn some in-  BWzffi wS^piy&D1100"*7^8^8 1 stances the reverse hus been the rule, but  Hudson's Bay Co.  T��l��phonl* 1.1  is  Order of the Day  Audi want to bo in it. I liave just rccelvod  Kali samples of Suitintrs and Over-  cOntiDKS reprosc'iting it $50,000 stock to  choose from mado to your ordorat prices  never before hoard of in Nelson. AH the latest  fiuln in Fancy VestinRS for Kail and winter.  Ladies' tailoring in all its branches a specialty.  Lowest prices.   Rooms 1 and 11, Hillyer block.  Stevens* Tl|@ Tailor  FINE' TAILORING  CLEANING* AKD REPAIRING.  Your own   goods  made up.    Old clothes  made good as new.  ABTHTJE   G-EE  -Opposite Clarke Hotel. MERCHANT TAILOK.  ;KOOTENAY COFFEE CO,  NELSON, B. C.  CofTeo roasters and dealers iu Tea and Coffeo.  Offer fresh roasted coffeo of best quality aa follows:  Java and Arabian Machti, per pound $  40  Java and* Mocha Blond, 3 pounds ,  1 00  Fino Santo*i,_ pounds  1 00  Santos Blond, 5 pounds ,  1 00  Our Special Blend, 0 pounds  1 00  Our Rio Roast, 3 pounds  1 00  A trial-order solicited.  Salesrooms S Doors East of Oddfellows  B!ooK,  West  Baker Stseet  '__ ���'��*�����* ^���'^ *^''TO''S-'g,'g_''Si'&'C'g''-__,'S_, '__.g'���__"_�� "r__*fi'*'__. ���^���^���^���^���gl.ii,^-'*.^-.^-^-g'*^*^lp^.^-^.<*p<��.^._. .<_f. o.  ^*w "*���������*��� ^ ������������-���*. "^ ��� "--^ ������**���"���������*��� ^ ��� ^ ^  Window  Shades  In all  CoioFS and  Sizes fpom  (iOc each  Up  to  w  Hi  tit  tit  tit  tit  tit  tit  tit  vl>  tit  Hi  tit  Hi  Hi  \fc  tit  Hi  iti  Hi  Hi  tit  tit  tit  Hi  tit  Hi  Hi  tit  Hi  Hi  Hi   CHENILE TAPESTRY PORTIERS, per  Hi "         tit  Hi  tit  Hi  Hi  Hurnishinfgs  \\\  We will offer during stock-taking special    jg  reductions in all Departments, -with  special inducements in House  Furnishing Department.  -/LACE CURTAINS, per pair, from $1.00 JAPANESE MATTING, per yard, from  pair, from1 $2.75 up.  OAK   CURTAIN   POLES,  with   trimmings, 35c.  WINDOW SHADES, in good colors, per  yard, 50c.  CHENILE TABLE COVERS, per. yard,  from 75c up.  FLOOR OILCLOTHS,   4-4 8-4, per yard  from 35c up.  X   LINOLEUMS, in 8-4 16-4, per yard from  Jg 75c up.  tit  iti  Hi  iti  m  iti  iti  iti  iti  Hi  25c up.  TAPESTRY CARPETS, per yard, from  60c up.  JUTE BRUSSELS CARPETS, per yard,   Jg  Hi  iti  iti  tit  iti  iti  iti  tit  iti  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  tit  iti  !  from 65c up  BRUSSELS Carpets, per yard, from $1.  WILTON Carpets, per yard, from $1.35.  AXMINSTER   Carpets,   per' yard, from  $1.25.  Art and Hearth Rugs in all sizes at  extremely low prices.  All Carpets sewed and laid free of charge.  IRVINE &  tit  Hi  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  tit  iti  *^'._&___:&^^&^^fc-C;_t&"&_fc'&"&fc^  ���"���T: *^*y*^*^*,5.*5-s--'^'^'-^'^*,��*��r-'^-^^*ar.*5-. ,��r.^.'s.'S'.*^.*R. *^.^.^^^^.^;ij-.<sf'.af. ^^'.a?*^- cr-  :&.  OF YOUE  is large!  YOURSELF and friends  t'gels* influenced by tlie  character of the gifts. ' To present au item that gives pleasure  to the recipient and that affords  you keenest gratification, is-the  secret of Yulo Tide pleasures.  It will be an' easy matter in our  holiday* .showing of fine perfumes, toilet accessories, dainty,  desirable novelties, etc., to find  the item tliat you'll feel to be in*  perfect, elegant taste tliat will  attest the good judgment of tlio  donor. The prices are most  reasonable, as is always the case-  here. A little list that will aid  you iu making up the presents  for friends and acquaintances:  New odors in Pinaud's perfumes. Violet Sensation and  Carnation Pink. Roger & Gal-  let's latest odors, English perfumes. Crown & Grossihith's.  Soeley's American perfumes, in  ' fancy boxes from 7.5c. to $5,00.  Plate .mirrors $1 .to $3.50.  Sterling .silver mountings in  tooth, nail, hair brushe.*. .niu!  combs, also sterling mounted  cloth brushes, perfume bottles ,  and ahaying sets. "Gold backed  brushes, combs aud mirrors.  Ebony goods in hair and cloth  brushes.  THE NELSON SAW k PLANM ILLS, Ltd!  DRUG &  Kelson, British   Coluinbia.  -^_SS_^_t��^*Sf^SiS3K3_��S__^__  We liave a stock of one and a half million  1   ��� - j* ���*��� *  feet of logs at our mill and are prepared to cut  all kinds of dimension timber arid ship to all points  on Kootenay Lake by scows or steamers, also by  rail to all points oh the Canadian Pacific or Nelson  and Fort Sheppard railways. In stock rough and  dressed lumber, shingles, mouldings, sash, doors,  newels, turned verandah posts. Glass of all sizes.  Factory work of all kindsdoneto orderr   THE NELSON SAW k PLANM MILLS, hi  OFFICE AND MILLS COBNER HALL AND FEONT STS., NELSON.  PALACE   FRUIT   STORE  The largest and best assorted stock of Candies and Confectionery in the  . G, B. Chocolates and Bon Bons.  Lowney's   " "       "       (direct from New York.)  -   Grystalized Fruits (direct from London, England.)  Corner of Baker j  City.  and Ward Streets.  c  W. F. -DICKSON  H. H. APPLBWHAITB  ana��  ELECTRIC SUPPLIES  3. MoPHBH  *��  ...or.  . f{. BARROW, AJI.I.C.  PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR  v. o.  Corner Victoria aiuTKootonay Streets.  Box 66!). TELEPHONE NO,  95  Dissolution of Copartnersliip.  Tho partnership between Dr. JJ. ami Dr. Alex.  Kuril* lias Tjecii dis.o)ve-l, the dissolution to date from  December lafc, 1899. AH debts due the linn tire payable  to Dr. D. DuBuu. and he will pay all debts cf the Arm.  Dated Nelson, December 1st, 1899.  Complete Electric Equipments for, Hlaofcric. Power /Transmission and Lighting for Mines, Towns,  ,   .      Hlactrlc Fixtures, I_amps, Bells, Telephones, Annunciators, Etc.  P. O. Box 606. ���   '    , Josephine Street. Nelson, B. O.  ree Water  e   TO Y0Uf| LOT LiNE, WE DO IT  �� SEE US  GAS  PITTING   OURSPEOIALTT PLUMBING   OP  ALL   KINDS  STRACHAN BROS. Opera House Bile.  Fred J, Squire, Merchant Tailor  FULL LINES OF FALL AND WINTER SUITINGS  OPPOSITE! SILVER KING HOTKI  1  ���������:>;-"'\*fc  i  WEST BAKER STKEET* NELSON THE TRIBTWE: KELSGK B. C, SATURDAY, DECEIMBEH 30, 1893  ���'���--'���' ''��� *,'^i!_K| THE TRIBUNE:  OT.LS01ST .R..C: SATUEDAX I_EC.EMBER.3_L 1899  k\  THE   SOUTH   AFRICAN   WAR.  Inside History  op the . Causes That  Brought it Adout.  The Chicago Times-Herald of the lOtli  instant, gives the following A'iews of John  McCracken, lately a resident in Johannesburg, but then in Chicago:  "War ilieaus the killing of men, and  war with such splendidly equipped armies as those of the Boers means the killing of and the expenditure of  many millions of pounds." So said John  McCracken at the Auditorium hotel. He  continued : "Tlie Britisli Avar ollice  knows what it is about: it knew what it  would have to encounter. The British  losses in South Africa afford no surprises  to any one well informed as to tlie situation. 1 myself came away fiom Johannesburg last June feeling (liafc war was  \inevitable and that the war would be  ^terrible." _Mi. .McCracken ii a inimy  ,dcot; he ha**, lived nine year** in Johan-  ^ nosburg and represents there Frasei <fc  Chalmers of Chicago, the gieat mining  machinery manufacturing liim. lie described the feelings of the citi/.ens of  Johannesburg. "Those who know anything of the inside workings of things in.  the Trans-vaal have been certain for thiee  years that Avar as ouid come. Xo other  solution Avas possible. Had England compromised and postponed it would mean a  worse Avar in thefutiue. Chambeiiain is  master of the problem ; he knows all its  phases, lie has meant war fiom tlie beginning, as Kruger has. Tho war will be  pushed through to the end. Chamberlain *is the strongest Englishman alive,  and he Avill not swerve from his appointed t^sk."  XOT Al*. VltMEl) at Results.  Mr.  McCracken.  is not in a panic  because  of the  military   situation.    "The  alarms sounded  in the newspapers," said  he,-���'cut no figure.    If Methuen  suffered  he also punished the Boers heavily.    AVe  get no accounts of Boer losses ; they aro  concealed.    But   1   am   confident   thousands  of Boer.s  haA'e  been   lost at ound  Ladysmith, Kimberley and Mafeking.    if  England plays the waiting game,  hani-  ~mers the enemy when oppoi tuuity presents  and lets the Boers  exhaust themselves and shoot away tlieir ammunition,  she will win.    That,  howeA7er, is not tlie  British  way.     But  the  Britisli   cannot  overcome    the   enemy    without   heavy  losses.    Pretoria is  a fortress   within a  ring of four gieat forts.    The Boeis will  stand a last siege there, and it is likely to  be prolonged.    The Boers Avill light to the  last  ditch, 1 belie\re, and the  end of the  AA'ar Avill be a guerilla contest."  Boers Are Preai'red.  Sir.    McCracken   described   the   Boer  preparations  for  Avar.    "As I  .said, the  Bass haA'e meant war for ten years and  prepared   during    the   last   four.  They have had unlimited money to .spend,  aud they have bought cannon in France  and Germauyy-as Avell as rifles and ammunition.    With  unlimited  money and  the best modern equipment, is it a wonder they can put up a great fight?   They  haA*e pneumatic dynamite guns, rapid-  lire guns,  guns  that are  the ��ame the  -Yeiich  and German  armies   use.    They  ihemselves don't 1_iioav how to Avork these  big guns, but they have imported 800 ex-  artillerists to  s  are dead  shots Avith the rifle, and they have ���_Lores  of-* ammunition   and   the   best   modern  rifles.    The  atmosphere of* South Africa  lis so pellucid and clear that to one not a  itive  the distances are   deceptive.    A  jjc that seems a mile away is in reality  irly    two   miles    oil".      The    British  diers are new to'tho country, and this  'mospherie illusion undoubtedly handicaps.them.    You  will notice  that so far  hi the_AvaL'_the_BribislL _iave_ii*-ed_Uieir.  JicaVy guns Jiist and then trusted tn the  .ayonet, whereas the Boer iiHe  fire has  jeiv ten Hie.    The Boer privates shrink  cold steel.  Buii-o a G' Fort.  i-The Boers have built u fort over ��Jo-  jinnesburg that cost them, witli its gun,*-.  id nil. at least $10,000,000.    Each of the  u/ forts at Pretoria cost them as much,  have   literally   put   millions  into  I  know' of  their   sending  10,000  fj/ovei' the bolder   for   distribution  /g the Colony Dutch long before ihe  r.   .Schreiner, the traitorous Cape pro-  i=sued permits, for the transporla-  r>f tlio great ifiirw across Capo Col-  Asked as to whore tho Boers got  vast sums for the purchase of amis,  McCracken    indignantly     lepiiod:  of   our   own   pockets.   Wc,    the  iders paid for it all.    The t.ixes- we  the monopolies Ave supported, the  ons we -submitted to, made a flood  d stream through the Boer go.ern-  toffers, which they used to maiui-  e a military despotism and Lo build  lo blow us up."  SuL the Boei   peasants believe they  f.ghting for liberty  and their  oavu  do they not. Mr. McCracken ?"  -uredly they do,  and that  is  the  they fight as they do.    They have  mled, that is all.    Tliey live away  r vast ranches, too stupidumd too  imcd  to  make distinctions  or to  ,vhat is what.    They believe Avhat  tells them, and Krugerjs the tool  illandeiv'ing  of  Hollander*?  and  ms,  Jv.lM'(.i___ IXVITCS CAI'JTAIpISTpS.  Inger went to London in J88 i. He  Id English capitalists into his cotin-  They went, and have'made ..the.  iy  prosperous and filled the  Boer  ���Rf        Mr.  re i3L,esa  ,"**"S    b**"JO)    ��-"������"    VHVJ      1HU   ,P_    ___.J_P_.tU  peit Fieneh'and  German  arti  Lman  the cannon.    The Boeis  call carpet-baggers came into the country, French and German adventurers and  Holland speculators. "They did hot farm  it or mine it, but gained Kruger's ear,  got concessions, monopolies, and formed a  corrupt government ring. They were  leeches, and the principal one is Dr.  Leyds. He is a cowardly sneak, who has  become rich upon corruption. He antl  his creatures, wlio own Kruger and know  his secrets, have made -this war. They  have thriven on corrupt contracts. They  have had the contracts for arming the  Transvaal, placing them in Germany,  Holland and France aiid making their  commissions���what they pleased. As  long as.the Traus-vaiil"eould be persuaded  to spend money, and the more the  merrier, they were content. They are  mostly enjoA ing tlieir millions in Europe  now, and (hey don't leally care what is  the war's outcome-.  'The  MlbU'JYD Tlll_ I-.-.asvnt.**,.  Boer peasants  have been taught  that if they granted a single right to the  ritlander the English would come in and  take away their country. They have  been deceived into thinking they were  lighting for liberty and are the victims  of as rotten a governmental ring as ever  adorned history. It is false that we in  Johannesburg wanted to turn the government over to Gieat Britain. What  we wanted to do was to build up a strong  lepublic for all men, and we would have  backed Kiugerhad he allowed us. But  he became coi rupted by the alien  ring and the lepublic became impracticable. The truth is that in  South Africa every other nationality meets and fuses, but the  Dutch remain apart. They are in  aminorily everywhere. The English  number sivty-eight pei cent of  the population of the Cape, but  the Dutch rotten boroughs have  the majority of repi esentatives  and the Dutch refuse au equitable  redistribution. Schreiiier, Hof-  meyr, Steyn and Kruger are conspirators. They have meant to  drive the English out. England  has been forbearing, but now the  question Avill be settled forever.  After the war Chamberlain Avill  disarm the two republics utterly.  He will insist that the Cape haA'e  a just representative system. The  cleaning up has come late, but it  Avill be thorough. - South Africa  aviII be opened to the world, and  will become one of the most progressive and prosperous portions  of the partli.-'.  FIELD DAY FOR CONSERVATIVES  (Continued from Pago On.)  control, the negotiating of our own  foreign relations, and at all international  conferences regarding commerce, Canada's  representatives had tho same weight,  the same authority aud the same influence as wjis exercised by any foreign  nation and at the present juncture  Canada had exhibited willingness to take  her place in the great* struggles of the  empire, and he did not desire a word of  criticism for the want of prompt action  on the part of the government. To his  unfeigned satiafjictiou they had come to a  realization of their duty to themselves,  to this country and to the empire, having dispatched one contingent of \olun-  (eeisand being on (he poind of foi warding a second, lie wa- sure if the  govei innent should biing dow n dheentiie  uvpeii-e of ibodh conf ingends fiom staid  to finish, they would secuie (he jilmosd  undivided support of the whole hou-e of  common''. En ei y Con**ci\ati\c would  tecoid liis vote in this WJiy, and he vva*.  sure dhc Libeial membei s were equally  loyal. It aviis a source of regiet to him  tluifc the cry of "taxation without lepio-  scntation*' had been iaised in some quar-  teis. and he felt that those who were responsible for this did nod understand the  meaning of the o__pic=*-ion. Theie wn*.  no question of coeicion, not a cent had  been demanded, not a" man  compelled to  vince had put the case with*'great ability.  It had to be admitted in the outset in  discussing the matter of party lines that,  so far as the Liberal-Conservative, party  of Canada avjis concerned, the adoption  of party lines in provincial contests was  not ii matter of choice. It avjis not eA*en  a matter Avhich could be fairly considered'as open to argument. It was not a  question upon which the party could decide to take one side or the other. Party  lines in provincial contests had to be  adopted by the Conservatives as a matter of absolute necessity. Tho government of the Dominion of Canada was  now* in the hands of the Liberal party,  and so far as possible the attempt avjis  being made to link the several provincial  administrations from the Atlantic to the  Pacific to the federal ������idminislration at  Ottau.'i. The condition a\;is such dhad  miles*, the Liberal-Consei vative paity  \.a-> content to be wiped out of  Cvi-tcnce it a\ ouid hive to ndopL  party lines. sir Wilfrid Laurier is  endeav e-iing to unite in one solid  phalanx all the local or prov incial administrations a\ ith the federal government  at Ottawa. Dining the last general election*-in the provim e of Ontario lie had  called to the electoi.-. fiom the hustings  to come to the rescue aud sir-Utiiu the  Jhudy government because ho legaidcd  it as his strong light aim. To sustain  the Libeial government at Ott;iwa every  man was summoned to come totheiescue  and fight ihe battle of the Libeial paity  jta;y.     Then what   you   Americans  ,'Dfcv  .   May be a Disastrous "Wreck.  Loxdox; December 20.���A large  German mail steamer whose name  has not yet _been ascertained, has  gone aground during a terrible  gale in East bay, about ji quarter  of a mile off Dun'jeness, the southern extremity of Kent. IleaAry seas  jire breaking over the vessel, and  the lifeboats are unable io reach  her. Fears aro entertained for the  safety of the passengers. It i-- be-  lieA-ed that tlie giounded steamer is  one of the Hamburg-American  liners. Id is icported that the  positionof the liner is very serious.  Tugs and lifeboats were urgently  requisitioned from Dover and also  from Folkestone, but they had the  utmost difficulty iu getting ofi,  owing to the gale. 'The signals of  distress were observed on the .Sand  Head light ship,  Boers Will Not Reduce Rations.  Wasi iixotox, December 25,���The-  reports  that the Boer authorities  have threathened to i educe tho rations "of "the" British~prifaoncrs "at_  Pietoria    in   cjisc   Grc;it    Biitain  stops the entry of food supplies  ab  Delagoa bjiy, is not borne out  bythe official  communications of  United States consul Uollis at Pro-  toiia.   The entire tenor of the official report goes to show that there need  be no apprehension  that  such a  tin eat  Avill be put into effect.  If True a Very Rich Find.  Vk roniA, Dot-ember 28.���The Yukon  Sun says; "A gentleman reported to bo  jibsolutely reliable and who has just returned from Sulphur creek confirms the  rumor of a fabulously lich strike on Hi  below on .Sulphur. Ho <*ay** a deposit of  graAel foui teen feed in depth and yielding from Jt>l (the minimum) to J-.1.H per  pjui has been tapped; -$100 to $1.">O0 pei  Mjunre foot, surface mcasuie. Almost  too goad to be true."   It Displeases the Germans., December 29.-���-Tiie Neuste  Nachrichten questions the light of Gieat  Biitaiu to confiscate gold ingots which  arc being transported from the Transvaal to Europe. It says it regards tlio  discussion in the English press concerning Delagoa bay as purely tentative, as  Great Britain has given no signs that she  Avill infringe on neutral toiritory.  To Nurse Wounded Canadians.  Toronto, December 20.���The council of  the Canadian Bed Cross society is considering a pi oposal to send a commissioner  to South Africa to supei intend the care  of the Canadian sick and Avounded.  BAPTIST    CHURCH,    NELSON.  A Gift to the Canadian Contingent.  Tohoxto,   December   20. ��� The Commercial Travelers' association have voted  .$1000 to funds  to provide  comforts  for  Cauadhui troops in Soutli Africa.  go against his will. The empire had expressed willingness to u-ceivc the help of  Canadians, who had asked leave to light  side by side v\ idh Ihitish soldiei sin South  Africa, .and all dhad was i('quired of the  government was to come to their aid and  keep the brave Canadian volunteers by  advancing the neccssaiy funds. There  was' no question of taxation, and no obligation save dhad of duty or patriotism,  and what country enjoying the security  such as that afl'oided by Britain's great  armament, without sharing any poi tion  of the cost, which grinds the inhabitants  of foreign countiies into the very earth,  could have failed to lend countenance to  the sturdy yeoman-y who had gone  foidh and were about to go foi th to -secure ihe continuance of these privileges.  He hoped tho attempt to stir up race  stiife, appcaK to ignorance and leligious  prejudices would be frowned down by  Liberals and Conservatives alike. The  empiie would only go to war when the  cause of right and justice demanded the  arbitrament of the swoid, and Canadians  need never fear unjust or unholy struggles piecipitated by Britain. The wi&h  of Canadians to bear a hand in tlie piesent struggle was dictated --imply by a  desire to do credit to themselves and to  their country.    (Continued applause).  Sir Charles then teferied to the matter  of drawing party linos in local or piovin-  cial matters**. He said that lie had listened with a great deal, of interest and  pleasure to the remarks' of Mr. Wilson  upon this question, and would like to express tho opinion  iu passing tluit   the  leader of ihe Conservatives ol tho pro-  in the local contest in tho province of  Ontario. In the face of thi.**. action,  whether the Conservative party liked id  or noi, they would be compelled to adopt  this coutse or submit to an overwhelming  defeat. When the icsult was made  known in Ontario, although ill! the influence of the iVikral government wjis  thrown into the scale, id was found tliat  the sdiong right arm of the Ottawa government, to v\ hich sir Wilfrid Laurier had  referred, was paralyzed. The party  which for twenty yeai s had had au overwhelming majority was struck down so  that it has since been struggling for existence, and at the present moment is  tottering to its fall.  There was one thing which Liberals  and Conservatives had to recognize as  lying at the foundation of the British  pai li amenta ry ��y��tem. The great advantage of the British pai liamendary  system, as .seen in Gieat Biitain in its  perfection, and as seen in Canada, where  the Dominion's institutions were modeled  upon the same plan, was the sovereign  coutiolof the people over the management of the country's affairs. Tliis con-  tiol tested in the responsibility of the  party in power to the people. Under  the Bntish '-ystein the government of the  day was held responsible to the people  for evei y jict which id committed. What  would become of this responsibility if  the two parties in Canada were merged  into one or if they.conducted the nation's  affairs.jointly*? It .would be a case of  see-satv, of give and take between the  members of the tvvro parties and responsibility to the party would disappear altogether. Where matters liad been conducted upou a differeut basis there  would doubtless be some difficulty in  making the change, but sir Charles .said  he thought that Liberals and Conservatives alike would come to the conclusion  that in order to have good government  it would be necessary to hold each party  individually responsible for every act  which it committed. So far jis tliq Conservatives were concerned, however,  there was no choice for them in the matter since the Liberals had entered upon  the policy of party lines in provincial  contests. As a party they might as well  attempt to fight guns with broomsticks  as refuse to recognize the combination  which the Libeuils had decided upon.  .Sir Charles then  referred to the object  of   his   visit.    Jle   was   making   a   trip  through   the   Dominion   for  the iea_on  that being chaiged  with  the leadciship  of a great paity, he  could not faithfully  discharge hi*,  duty  to the party and to  the country without familarizing himself  with   the    progress    and   advancement  which w;is  taking  place throughout the  country as ji whole.    The progress which  had taken place in Canada was amazing.  It was only 32 or 33 years ^inee the confederation  of   the  provinces  hnd taken  place, but only  those  who were familiar  with the conditions as they existed then  could appreciate ihe pi ogress which had  been made.    The speaker  then indulged  in   some   personal    lcminiscenees.  In May next it would  be just -15  years since he was first elected to  represent  his native city   in  the  province   of   Nova  Scotia.   When  he was first  returned the Conservatives  could  only muster a corporal's guard of about lo in a house  of  55.    The leaders   of   the party  wero ama/ed  at their defeat, and  the   framing  of a new and more  progressive  policy was  entrusted  to Sir Chailes.    IIoav Avell he succeeded avjis evidenced by  the fact  that in Iavo years the party of 15  had   made  such   increases   in  its  strength that it defeated the existing   government, created another  aud formed  what afterwards became     the     Liberal-Conservative  party of  Nova Scotia.  Sir Charles then dwelt upon the  . two defeats  which   the Conservative party had suffered in Dominion   contests  since  Confederation.  Since Coniedei ation  the Conservative  party always   had,  and had  at the present time, a large majority of the electors who were in accord with the main features of the  party's  policy.   The two   defeats  which the party suFered weie not  due to Liberals, but to the .independent men in the Conservative  party who Avent oa er to  the Libeial ranks and succeeded  iu turning the Conservative governments  out.    Sir   Charles added,  with a  'smile,  that his   government   had  fallen  in  the same  way  in  189(5,  From  1S7S   to   1890  the Liberals  were always" defeated because the  Conservatives were united. In 1S00  his own   govern ment "was turned  out because a large body of the  Conservatives did not approve of  the government's policy upon  an  important question.    He was convinced   that   they misunderstood  the position   of matteis to a large  extent,  but   they   had a peifect  light to act as they  did.    He was  convinced that   it    was    not by  blind   adherence   to    party  that  good   government   was  obtained.  The government should be the servants   of   tho   people.    Its   mem-  "bers_shouId act"as_trustees_for"the~  people  tind carry  out their judgment and wishes in till matters.  Sir Charle�� then xiroceeded  to discuss the policy of the present Liberal     administration,    ami   gave  A.hat    he    considered     sufficient  reasons     for       the      withdrawal      of  public confidence from it.    He accused  the government of having violated every  pre-election promise mado do the electors.  Election  promises,  ho added,  were the  only   liberal   characteristic    about   the  party.   The charge of bad faith on the  part of the government had been made  upon the  floor  of   tlie house.    Definite  charges had been made that the government had  given  promises whieh  it had  failed to redeem, but the answer was;  "Well, we are here, and  you are tliere.  We aro in power and you are out."    Tlie  government's complete change  of policy  upon the question of the  tariff Avas then  gone into.   For eighteen years, while in  opposition, sir Wilfrid  Laurier had denounced the National Policy as  higlway  robbery.    He   held   that the  man  avIio  took     from     the     pockets      of      tlie  people     taxation     for     the      purpose  of   maintaining    and    establishing   industries OA'er and above tho  revenue  required for revenue purposes, was a robber.     Tho   last few pages of Hansard  for  the last session   showed  what   the  Liberals liad accomplished in the way  of  tariff ieductions.    In  his  leview  of the  work of the session Hon. George E.Foster  demonstrated the reductions made by the  Laurier    government   from    the    Con-'  servative tsirill amounted   in the  aggregate to just .seventy one-hundredths of  one per cent.    It was also worthy of note  that the Laiu-ier government was taking  seven millions of dollars  out ofthe tax  payers, over and above Avhat was formerly taken by   the Conservatives  before.  they came into power.  Sir Charles then cOTt^ste^th*;-expenditures of the Liberal wi-th-^e^ohsMt'Va-  tive government.    Fbr the year 1896 ^the  Conservative expenditures were $42,000,,  000.    By 1898  the Laurier  governnielit'"-  had increased them by $3,000,000 and foi*.  1S99  the  increase  would  be .$S,300,OQOV i  vvhile the estimates for  1900  were  suclji...  that the expenditures  eould foot up to ���  $00,000,000.    The raihvay record  of the.,  government was then assailed, the.Crow;l'  Nest, Drummond County and Yukon raijf"\  way deals being referred to in turn.    As*'.'  to   the  future   of   the  government  sjr.i  Charles said that there were three men in**���'  tho'Laurier cabinet who would sink an5y."��  government.       He   referred   to  Messrs.'.:  Blair, Sifton and Tarte.   In concluding tUo?1*  aged Consei vative leadei said that nothing'  but  his   devotion   lo   tlie  Conservative ���  party kept him   in  the  harness.    There  wjis   no    office   under    the    ciown,    or. :  position    in    tho    gift   of   the   people  which   he   covoted.      He   would   desire '  above all  things, if it were  possible, to -  spend the few remaining days of his life  away fiom the turmoil of political strife,  but ho considered that he  would be  un-('  worthy of  the  position which he  occn-; -  pied if he   did  not   do   everything   he  could    to    advjince    the    interests    of.  a party  the welfare of Avhich  was   iu-^  separably wrapped up with  that of  tlie. '  country. .  >  A vote of thanks for his  address  waV '  then tendered sir  Charles the  audience .  rising  to  their   feed   and giving   three"  hearty cheers.    This with   tho singing q�� ,  " God Save  the  Queen " closed  the proceedings. . * .' .  r < ,  #*  _��**���  ���.^  SMOKE  *".**  ROYAL SEAL  >._  AND  "**���**���  KOOTENAY BELLE  p.  CIGARS  ft  ���.t*  -*a  'W  LODGE   MEETINGS.  KNIGHTS  Oi** PYTHIAS-N-elaon   Lodge,  No,  25,  Kniglite of Pythias, meets in I. O. O. IT. Hall, cornor  Baker and Kootenay streets, every Tuesday evening at  8 o'clock.   Visiting Knights cordially invited to attend.  T. LILLIE. C. O. It. G. JOY, K. of It. & S.  NKLSON LODGE,' NO. 23, A. V. & A. M. Meets  second Wodnesday In each month. Sojourning  brethren invited.  ���fcTELSON" Ij. 0. L., No. 1692, meets in I.O.O. F. Hall,  A*'   corner Baker and ifoo. onay streets, 1st and 3rd  Friday of each" month.   Viilting brethern cordially invited.  JOHN TOYE, *vy. M,      F. J. BRADLEY, Rec. Sec.  NELSON   .EltlK,  Number  22,  Fraternal  Order  of  Eagles, meets every second and fourth Wednesday in  euch month in Fraternity Hall.   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As with a great many other utilitarian
devices, the Americans were the first to
construct an actual armor-plated train.
During the Civil "War iu the states a mob
destroyed the bridges on the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore railway,
and in order to prevent a recurrence of
the disorders and to protect the line generally the government hit upon the expedient of converting a long, Hat, baggage ciir into a small.movable battery.
The car was built up and covered in with
thick sheet iron, in -.which were pierced a
number of loop-holes for musketry.
Portholes were arranged at the centre
, and at each end, and a cannon on a
traversing turntable mounted for
duty at each of the portholes. The
projectiles used were of a somewhat
extraordinary character, ""being nothing
more nor less than disks cut from boiler
Perhaps the most effective use of armored trains, up to recent years, was made
bythe French during the siege of Paris.
In tliese trains both engines and carriages
were bullet-proof, and contained a number of loopholes. Each train, carrying
four small cannon which could be readily
and expeditiously manoeuvred from the
train, was capable of holding 500 men.
Considerable use was made of these trains
in bringing in provisions to the beleaguered Frenchmen, and they were
turned to account by the Communists
afterward against the government troops,
until their position was outflanked by
heavy uaval guns.
In the year 1882 an armored train,
which was only partially protected by
boiler ,plates and sandbags, Avas ■ used
against the Egyptian rebels under Ariibi
Tasha.' A similar contrivance was also
employed at Kassasin, previous to the
.British advance on Tel-el-Kcbir. One
operated Jn Chili during the' Civil War,
and a sandbag-protected or "armed"
train, equipped with a field gun, was
utilized with advantage in ,the Soudan
quite.-recently.-, fn Cuba a locomotive
and truck) protected with three-eighfchs-
ineh boiler plates; was sent iu advance to
pilot and protect from the rebels the
trains between Colon and Santa Clara. '
The South African armored
being employed by the tuithorities consist
•of nothing more nor less than*.,ordinary
ears covered " over with from' half to
three-quarters   of   an inch* of common
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steel, the locomotives being similarly protected, and a car placed in front with a
gun in advance. These trains are, of
course, of little or no use if the lino falls
into the hands of the enemy—a few
dynamite cartridges, or the removal of a
rail or two (as was painfully demonstrated in the recent disaster to the Mafeking
train), would render them a source more
of danger than service.
Tho German emperor has an idea that
"war cars" can be constructed on a plan
which he has devised, which will enable
them to traverse at Avill over .a battlefield
or territory which does not present impossible    geographical   difficulties.     He
proposes that each car shall be complete
in itself, and in size about that of a Pullman.     The sides are to be constructed to
fall just above the level of the ground, in
order to protect the wheels.   These plat-,
ed sides will consist of steel  of great resisting force, and will be  pierced with a
reciuisite#nii]iiber of port or loopholes for
quick-firing and machine guns and rifles..
In order that a  possible enemy may not
be able to get on top of the ear, it is to be
made Avith sharp bayonet spikes protruding from  the sides and roof.    The whole
idea seems very chimerical, but as the
world-famed Krupp is responsible, we believe, for-much of the design, and has now
an experimental car in progress, it would
scarcely be safe to   say that   there is
nothing in the idea.
To the Electors of Nelson :
I will boa candidate for tho office of mayor at the
election to he held on Thursday, January 11th next.
December 20th, 1899. JOHN HOUSTON. -.
A Momentous Question Settled.
The momentous question of social precedence between admiral Dewey and general  Miles has been settled through  the
good offices of secretary Root,  secretary
Long, and John Addison Porter,  secretary  to the president.    It  is announced
that the programme for the new-year's
reception   at  the white   liouse  will be
identically the same as last year, aud as
that puts the army ahead of the navy,
general Miles, at the head of the  army,
will be received first, aiid admiral Dewey,
at the head of the navy,  will follow immediately afterward.      It   was  decided
that when the army and navy appear as
a corps,  the  general   commanding   the
army  will  precede  the admiral   of  the'
navy., But when the two officers appear
at functions as individuals the admiral
Avill be the guest of honor. - This is true
of   Mrs.' Dewey and Mrs." Miles.    When
t^lie anny appears as-a;departiiiciit*r~Mi's--
Devvey must come behind "Mrs. Miles, but'
cm private  occasions she  is the  ranking'
lady.-   Another question settled  is that
Mrs. Hay, although the wife of the secretary of state, who is in line of succession
to the presidency, does not lnwe the precedence allowed to the wife of ji vice--
president.'   Mrs,  Hay Avill have no more
privileges thaii the other cabinet ladies,
but the position  of her husband places
her at the head of these.    The wife of
the speaker of the house lias the easiest
social position.   She  calls on no one but
the wife of tho- president.   The ladies of
all  other   branches  of the government
must visit Mrs. Henderson first.    So Mrs.
McKinley and Mrs. Henderson are the
only ones  who do  not return calls, al-
tliGugh'Mrs. Henderson receives on Wednesday with the wives of the cabinet
officers.    Mrs. McKinley receives only at
stated intervals, or by appointment.
Full   stocks   carried   at   Nelson   and
Rossland.   Mail orders solicited.
.The    value.,    of    HALCYON"
-    \VAT___l bus  beeu proven.
Halcyon Water Is Bottled Property.
vei'iiou street,   Thorpe Ǥ_ Co.
lootenay Cigar Mfg_ Co,
To the -Electors op Nelson :
In asking for your support for the
office of mayor at the coming election, it
is only fair that I should state my views,
briefly, on what are considered public
questions or issues. No doubt, during
the campaign you will havo an opportunity to hear these questions and issues
discussed, for they are important to the
people of this municipality.
1. The public utilities owned bythe city
should be maintained at a high state of
efficiency, and the revenue therefrom
collected closely aud promptly. The rates
should be so adjusted that a fair profit
over and above fixed charges can be
realized, for the city can no more sell
water and light at cost than can the
merchant the commodities in which he
2. Direct taxation, can only bo kept limiting the issue of debentures.
No debentures should be issued except
for the construction of i-evemie-produc-
ing public works. ,
3. A beginning should be made this
year at making permanent street improvements. , Tlie main business streets should
be macadamized and the main residence
streets graded. Sidewalks should belaid
with some uniformity, and not according
to the different ideas of different officials.
<1. The steamboat interests centered at
Nelson are second only in importance to
the railway interests, aud the city should
provide modern dock and warehouse facilities at which this business can be handled. The docks and warehouses should
be built on plans approved by practical
steamboat men, as the future growth and
prosperity of the city depend, iii a great
measure, on the cost of transhipment of
5. I am opposed to saloon expansion.
There are already a sufficient number of
places in Nelson at wliich liquor can be
obtained at retail, and the number should
not be increased until the city has a population of ten thousand.
0. Public gambling is looked upon as
an evil in civilized countries, aud whilst
gambling "cannot be prevented, tliere is
no good reason why the sound of gambling machinery should "equal that' from
the team traffic on our main business
7.' None but general bylaws "should be
passed,** and when** passed they should be
enforced'.     •.. *   . * *
• 8. Corporations that have secured
franchises from.the city should be,inade
their agreements;' bub in- adjusting
differences that may arise,there,should
not be any unnecessary friction.*  ' _
9. The lire department should be _ei_i-
ciently maintained. !The besb apparatus
should he procured, ■ and the number of
men in the volunteer brigade kept at the
"maximum, for. without men,'mere-apparatus' would be ' useless ■ iii times of
danger.        ..      *     .    John Houston.
Front Doors
Inside Doors
Screen Doors
Inside Finish
local and coast.
local aud roast.
Newel Posts
To the Citizens op Nelson :
Iil response to numerous requests from
business men, property owners and ratepayers, I offer myself as a candidate for
Mayor of the City of Nelson at the approaching Municipal Elections.
Briefly stated, my platform is as follows .
If elected it will bo my earnest endeavor to assist in more firmly establishing Nelson as the wholesale distributing
centre of the Kootenay country—the
position for which she has been so admirably designed by nature.
In furtherance of this idea, I will continue my consistent advocacy of the construction of a wharf which will-meet
present and future requirements of the
wholesale and other business interests.
I believe that bhe city has reached that
stage wlieu permanent street improvements have become an absolute necessity
and that the cost should be met, as far as
feasible, from current revenue and should
the citizens see fit to entrust me with the
office of mayor, it will be my aim to
carry out a well-deArised system of street
improvements. .
Ib will be my policy to oppose the borrowing of money unless the same be used
for the increase or establishment of public works producing a revenue to the
taxpayers.   ..-■"■■'.
lam opposed to any increase in the
salary of mayor, which would necessarily
involve a reduction in salaries now paid
an efficient staff of officials, or aii increased burden to the taxpayers.
I am strongly in favor of maintaining
the fire department in a position of thorough efficiency and would advise the
adoption of modern equipments, including a fire"alarm system and the purchase
of a chemical engine, whieh would effect
a reduction iu all fire insurance.
It will be my consistent policy to safeguard the taxpayers against any attempts
on* the part of corporate bodies, carrying
on business in Nelson, to encroach upon
the rights of the citizens.
In my opinion a sufficient amount of
money should be expended upon the
parks of the city so that' they will provide the citizens with recreation'grounds
and opportunities for healthful enjoyment.
.On all municipal-works my policy will
be to employ bona fide residents of "Nelson and to maintain-the public standard
rate of wage's. . *
"' 1 believe that the public schools in Nelson should be under the control - of the
city, and, that every effort should be
made to establish a high school in our
midsjv     ; ' ■ _-'-.
/ Iii concluding I wish to say that in the
eyfrnb' of my .election,.I -will-consider it*
iBy^duty-to- share. "'with_the_ council_tlie_
responsibility of the civic administration,
believing, as" T do, .that, the assumption"of
entire authority by one individual is subversive of all constitutional government,
whether municipal or otherwise.'. Yours
respectfully, .    ,
All Nice Xmas Presents
How would
one of those
Brass Canopy Top Beds
suit your wife
for \\er Xmas gift
B. McArtkr k Co.
Tl)8 Furniture Men
_<3 '-S *3 *-_3 -*S ^-S '*
P. Burns & Co.
Wholesale and Retail  .
.   .   Dealers in Meats
Head Office at
Markets at Nelson,
stoke, Ferguson,
Rossland, Trail, Kaslo, Ymir, Sandon, Silverton, New Denver, Revel-
Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade City, Midway, and Vancouver.
Mail Orders Promptly Forwarded.
West Kootenay Butcher Co.
Baker Street, Nelson  E. G. TRAVES, Manager
* Ul
- ^I
Rough and
Dressed Lumber
of sill kinds.
A Big* Schooner
In order to reduce my stock of Clothing and
before stock taking I will sell every article in
10 to 50 per cent lower than regular prices,
good until the 6th day of January, 1900.
Boots.and Shoes
my. store at from
This offer holds
■COOL   '
The licit glass of beer to be hud in Nelson is* at
" '     '   THK CLUB HOTEL*      • "
Corner Silica and
Stanley Streets.
E. J. CURRAN, Prop.
H/|adden House
liiiktii* and Ward
Street*.. Nelson
J. A. Sayward
ontpactops and Builders
Buy Their Lumber   ;
G. 0. BiiGhartan's
A largo stock of - first-class dry material on
hand. Mho a, full line of sash, doors, mouldings,
turned work, etc.
Factory Work a Specialty
Yard:  Foot of Hendryx street, Nelson
Telephone, ill    Jo_]tl   Ra8j
Ni;i.hos* Division, Wkst Kootknav.
Notice is hereby given Unit u Court of Revision and np-
iiii-i mi-Id* tin; A-ssc'smcnt und Amending Acts iviil be
iieUl in tho fnlioiviiiK places:
AtlliouoHi*. liouii. at NulBoii on Wedneu'diiy, tlie 10th
JaiiuiiTy, liiOO at 11 a. iii.
At the court house nt Hos*slnnd on Thursday, Use 11th
Ju.1_u1i.J7, MW-it 11 «p in.
jiuigo of Ihe COUrtet IK-vislon-Mid Aiipeitl.
The only hotel In Nolson that has remained
' under 0110 management siuco 1890.
Tho bod-rooms are well furnished and lighted
by electricity.
The bar Is always stocked by tho best domestic and imported liquors and cigars.
THOMAS MADDEN, Proprietor.
224-228 Baker Street, fielsorj.
Wagon repairing promptly attended to by a
flrKE-cinHH wheelwright.
Spoclal attention Riven to all kinds* of repair-
in? and . uxtoni work from nutfiido point».
.Shop.-   Hill St., helwecn linker and Vernon
CROW'S    $|
ige Gait Coal.
The best viiluo -for the money in (lie niaiket for all
W. P. TIERNEY, General Agent.
Terms: cash. (.nice with C, If. J, f.'hri-stie.
Telephone Uf.
The undersigned has a large quantity of fltveadar, and
tamarac slabs, in IWnch ana 4-foot lenKtlUv suitable for
stove wood, which will be sold for f 1 a load at the mill
Nolson, Augunt 19th, 1896.
KOOMh l,I(>I[Ti;f- in   I MC'lltlC'ITY
am) 111, _n.i> uv vn:\"\i
■_. ci:\is to 3.1
321 to 331 Baker Street, Nelson.
Lighted by Electricity and Heated with Hot Air.
Largo Comfortable bedrooms and  flrdt. class
dining-room. Samplo rooms for commercial men.
SVjrs. L 0. Clarke, Prop.
I MI' Ql    1111    1KU U    IIOll I, CAI(>Ali\
The finest hotel
in the Interior.
Sample rooms.
Steam heat and
electric lifcht.
Modern in 0.017
°v^Aim^L h. b. mm, %r.
B. C. HOTEL   erie, b. c.
Kirst-class 111 e.ery respect. Choicest wine-*,
liquors nnd ciKurs. >.\erj comfort for transient
und 1 evident guests.
JO-il I'll < AMl'M'U,, I'iopilotur.
Pursuant to "Crcditoi 9 Ti u>-t Decd_ Act" and amending
Notice is heieby given (hat Thomas Stanley Hum
phie.nand John wInstance I'ittot,k, tiading niidei Uio
linn ii.-imp of Humph! ejs .% I'jltork as merchanth on
BaKcr slicci, NeKon, British < oliinibi.i. luive b\ deed
bearing d.itc t ho litli day of Uctcmbor, IS'iO, assigned all
t hen* pei .oniil estate, < t edit s and elite U (both p.u tncrshln
Hurt pinate) which m.i} be sold nndcr execution nnd all*
then* teal estate (both par_m'r.hip and private) to 'Inwcs ofthe Cily of NeKon.
( oliimbia, (.ontrnctoi, in tmsi a-, ftuslee foi creditor'*
(both paifncislupand pri-,inc) f01 the purpose of distribution amongst the said ctediLoi*. ncioidmg to law.
'I lie said deed of .issignuicnt -,..iso\tf utel bj the Raid
_Thonw« SU_!t!e>  Humphries an'L John_-Whistiiilce-Pit -
took and bi   tliq Mid Webster T'»>->-!8 on the
-»u<i l_th day of December, IKrt
And fin thei* lake notice thai a meeting ot the <-.u'_l
creditor^ will he held .it the clt|l<c of (.'ulliher & Wilson,
-olicitoii, Hiker street, iCel-on, Ji C on iu_dn> the22nd
d«.. of December, IW), .it tho hum of I ho o clock in the
Allcrcihtois are icqiiircd on or befoie the 30th day of
December, IW), to tlie then <laim-* with the trustee, u-ily
proved os piowded bv the said net stating the iinount
and imttnn theieof, thuiiatuic ofiiiii seciint". held bv
(hem mid thi- . h.iruc tei of liability theieof. and'thc i.ilu-
atjon pi 11 ert tlicr<*on,
lis ilefauiL of the smd liuste. leteiving -mlinfactoiy
nioof thereof .in} uiuihloi is liable to line his claim
baircil. WUlirUJ FOUCMAX Tll.vVl.fc.,
Cai 111/ni k Wiison Soln Itoi-c
D.itcd at Nelson, 11 C, ihi. l_lh dn) of Dei ember,
'lhc ihili-li t oliiinlrm Suutlitrn Itiuliuij (,'oiiipuny
villi apph to lhc imiliiiiiieni uf t iiuiidiial it j- iiom .-es^ion
fiiran ad uiifhmi/liig the igmpiuij lo eotni.U'te nt 1111V
time b« fun' the end ol the leni Pull, its iicstem section
iisiliscnlnd in tin nu of lac s«tiil itiiillaiiiciii (Ml01 Vic-
loim chapter KDiukI alinncli line fiom .1 point nn iH
mam 01 near the' folks of _>)k hil rreek, llicnce '.iy
■nil) of tliclicl cicc-k 10 .Maijin cieck nnd foi othet pui-
H\  oidci  of tin* Im nd,
11 ( ..MPHL'U, OSWALD, ".ecicliuj.
"Monfit il, lTlUNovenibci, 18ft
pNolicc is heieln gncfi that wpthe imdcisigned for-
merlj i iiiiing on biisiuGm as Siloon Kccncrn in tho
( itj of Xelson 111 Uio l*io. ince of Untisli Columbia, un-
ilci the flim nimc and stjlc of .lohiison & .Smith, htuo
tlusduj bj consent rti-»ol\o<l the said partnership. The said business v ill bu continued bj the under'
signed, Knbcit I,, isinith. Mho Mill paj alt outstanding
ii ibilltiesot the smd liim and to \.hotii i-ll accounts tlue
the said flru)|;iie p nable (o
DitediU Nelson, H (. ( dn> of December. 1899.
A   X. JOHV«?ON.
\\ dues.      \\    \  Oil 1 tin it. II. i:  S.MITH".
■setle>d TcndcM Mill be lecencd bj the undersigned
mil 11 12 oi lock noun, \Vedticsda> 27th, for Uiu erection of
a stoi v fiamc u.ircliousu at Uio coinei of Front and
Hull sticcts foi A. Moedotuiid .S. C o. Lo^e.t or any
Icudci not necc's.s.11 ih ncceptcd.
J.WAliT & CAHR1K. Arcliitccts,
lioonib 7 and 8, Aberdeen Block,
**ealc*d tenders i\ ill be reccn cd b} the undersigned until IJ o clock noon, Wednchdaj, J.uutai} 3cd, I'lfKt, for
the erection of a two storj ^are-hoiiso and cold -storage
building on b iosit street. for.J. Y. Oriftin & Co. Lowest
orutij tcndui not m-ccsMMil. noccptcd.
EWAK1 & CAIUUEf Architects. THE TRIBTJNE: NBBSON.'B. C., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1899--  A DIRECT IMPORTATION OF  HAIR  BRUSHES        BATH BRUSHES       JT00THBRUSHES  NAIL  BRUSHES       MILITARY HAIR  BRUSHES  /;  THESE GOODS WE  OFFER AT  VERY  LOW  PRICES.  3_*��_A_S  i>  NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY YOUR CHRISTMAS GIFTS.  w  fiyy-  TIES       TIES :    TIES       TIES       TIES      TIES      TIES  -������!���- Wc have a magnificent range of tliese goods in Pull's. Handkcrcliiefs, and Flowiiigonds. in all the very  latest colors and put turns, right, from the best Canadian and American maikots. nndat prices that  defy competition. ' " '       , - *   '" - ."'  SILK HANDKERCHIEFS SILK HANDKERCHIEFS  :.y   y-  The very finest qualities,'in white and colored, with" initialed corners,nt the very lowest prices.  0LOTES    \ GLOTES      GLOVES      GLOTES      GLOVES  -:---.'*y:*/y-:'y-yy'":.'y,'/y.y    *      see oun .special lines at %i. rrs a treat.      '     " ��� '.  IINDERViT'E'A.B  UNDERWEAR  UNDERWEAR  Great assortment, of those goods direct from' the nianuf.-ioturcrs. including Wright's Famous Health*,   *  Urand in fleece lined.   Call and see them and get prices.  .You will be convinced that*they are second *.  '-. to none; We also have ii large slock of clothing, boots. shoeK.and everything else that men require,  ������which we are selling tit special reduced prices during the holidays.   Come and get your share of the  best bargain's in the very best and latest goods ever displayed in Xelson. ������....���������'".."  !*..*��  213-216  BAKER   STREET. .  SMALL' SHOES :^A^^^^  STRONG'SHOES^l-sturdy boys  STYLISH SHOES' f��r:lheir fathws  day at 2 o'clock, the proceeds from wliich  will be used in procuriug.liim transportation to Toronto.      '  y  ;-. A gang of masons are engaged in laying the foundations for*A. Macdonald; &  Gb.'s new : warehouse on Front street.  The firm -. anticipate oceiii_ying the new  building early, in March.  The excavation for the addition to the  Brackman /&'.'.��� Ker : Milling Company's  warehouseon "Front' street is.''practically  completed. The addition wili double"the  capacity of the" premises and is to be completed as rapidly as possible.  W. J. Goepel, acting gold commissioner  is slightly indisposed and: was unable to  be iu his office yesterday.  Recent'departures for. the East include  Miss Eva Darvan,.of; Fred Irvine.& Go.,  who goes to Toronto. Montreal and New  York in search; of npvelties for the Spring  trade ; Miss McMillan, who will visit; her  home:in Peterboro, and Fred Irvine, who  goes to Toronto on pleasure.-  D. R. Eaton was given an a enthusiastic  send off by'his friends last .night when  he left for Calgary to\ join* the: second  Canadian contingent, y Mr.. Eaton carried  with hini several liahdsoine souvenirs: of  *Nelsoii friends.    '-,���'.*>���' .     ..' y������,''y       '  The Kootenay Curling Association.  The annual- ymeeting" pf theKooteuay  Curlmg*; Associa:tipiiwas^held yesterday  at the Phair  libtel.;; The delegates from  outside" p"pin:ts'7w"ere:\TMessrs.  Kerr and  Williams frohiyRossland,' G. O. Buchanan  -andi^i^auglfc^ and Brown  ^feiiifievg^^ * ������  fSJItywaSiOT annual bon-  *-ii*���p-fi':s-^.T^F��i4��):.;!>.,:f,_l*.:*.*p^^K':.:'S^*_4-W.w*. .  ���''pi.!'*,'^. y.w.&  ._k*SSff��-'�����������'".��%����� 7 *l_s"*'**;. "JVi-.*���'�������������'",'*���*���'j9 ���"'��^!-"-lJ.-J,'_!,-'-?;;- '*"���"������''  *t��*-*g��ir!&4*iCfel^l��^ ..    _ _  __.^^---^"Y-  - ��]i  [,,^mm^m^ymo^m::Mys:MB  J|%l*'W^-"W^^i.ll^fc*?^'    -  i  *. .V:to?d; !..*...".  Vt��Slfi--.ife,;  i^yyyiy '"^^yy '$:ti$^\yyyfyy?y  ,.��'-'i!ff*'IPD.'_ <?$  io".    -  ���  .fl. ��yau." -.mild ���'. eii i oy' ���  *.3V'trfesli':aria?f- *'" ' -"*'  ^m^okcvaon'feforlet'lllio VjLiJ'-' j^lMwWaal^  'CaW^:^<^p.^~��no'ci!iC'  Propfletori^r-  _'-fv��:"...  I.V'-ip;!;;,  lis  y&i  w, '^.he������.���iiby.v.-will��� xjoiifciftfte.,/Cheysidewalk  P^tiffei"ff^l^V'Mac1tii.eit, block 'frpiii "JSake-r'to  fe$.!^ Mr,. Maddeii* .^ip"p.'S*iiJg  pil_^||pi.y,ft-t:d.: '<My ettgiMjerylpOuTlpeh  Iffiiijp^ : Whev^jiq'.ii-  lliiffja^ "th:a:.-Vv��nlk' hear ;$*i.e,  g^_.g^gistry^;pi^cev>vill - ije��� wsed .oii"  jlftistveelfr   :*'.. -y^y'^y'Sy���"��� ^yy'ySfSU^y:  %r.[ 3i_asve/ seei'e'"tftY^^|ossIaiid y-JloGkey5  ' .*GJ:ii%\v.i!6tJ��* set.i!0ttw1y*;i:.(Si!S!^y.0f;t^  ��� *."jspj. '.chiI^y^feei*t!fty,:to;s&;t) aypit-kod;  ' ���leH'tfj.-af." :hot.k(5jf' p!;��y&r"i':\vpiil. lytferfiy-Kgl-*;  ���. soli oii. *'N��w-*y^  ��� ' j(_xcji_lfei. ���ii'/sdieeWf.jpf ;:yicavii?;Mitig .^���'eiV  ���.. pti th& iiei\vir:i:ii"fc"*t��'ii'4 ;�������*  /-.*���,tsnuies'".tli&V^O'Cftfc.iK&ke^ Avil't vtiM  :yy.ReissJftild���;"t6; ye'onie;''ovi:-.3*toriclay,*. Ih thiB'  k-'dveWtsv'teaiT^,willi?p.pickecl:!^.Sl the-two*  ;^y Nelsoii :o^gt^ .  ���::^,^he^*^auiV&i^d  Si'foteh%fatj..iarx>f ihb. 1 jttlie-gii;!^"who"vfasiii-,  ^yjured'hear^Ke^  ���^vJx^idid'againit^lM ofigii. ally  y^^ted^Jtit ywilt ;1ae leiit^i-etl .against iVfi*.  'y..':Mfei��h..'.::^ -1y��S Ser\Hi4 On  ���^���tlfe-^i^^llt'ywis ".V3;tlidria;"vvii.   T)ie-poiii*t  :y;"^iereviifo^cc!d&^ no\v pro-  \r .'"tebiefj^y ijaiiings.'.-  y :l;etiiei's;4f incorporiatioii are being taken  : ���"pni& **tiy;,tW ��� MpjJtgamery Company, Lira-  iteicl., organivsecl: to epndnct a, wholesale  and .-.���l'tsttiii groGery and coufeebioiieiy  bvisiiie.^s, and to maniifacturc eonfectlon-  ei-y. Tlie hew concern i.*. capitalized tit  $20-00() and will be located in the Madden block. John A. Montgomery is one  of the iiiaiiaging directors, and will con-  dufct ih& bvissbiess. Mr, MPixfcgohiery is  ii ow in th e cjity on business ill eon n ��ctloii  :*\*itli*the h^VilliltiSfcry. y :"y'-:'  '; #-����� IlijXtiiV hits spld a. ba;if4nte..e3fe iii  $;he Qplitr claim; to A, M^iiftvwring 3ohj_--  ^oii of KiSIsoii.   ^1.(3 propbrfey ts iocii.ed  pn iljit'clereok.   ' y ���'.[ '���', .1'//.'  y Mtyer Bin!j,' hits fitedyeerfeiiictite* of4 m-:  *pi;pve)i"iBixfe:-.;<>)jy thfe. ^-liliy.!- ahxt WHd  Ilor^ niiaetiil elaiiiis.!y y: yyy*-;yw:y:Yy- ������?. -:r  }{���;--l*.\;^tv^Si-irttiv'ife- Po.;hatve b .-plceii JgTolliitt  f 6^ >��� tlfeir; ��� jioav��I^;6^  m itl'.ya.! :li,nii|b.(ir:-!*|M^-hieiiiy;'ftiiidy.-feaiiis y&rey  *ie ^lliiig: %l i^^ite. v y*-^  ^iSt��^c^ p**^^^'^;y: m. :S���Cyis.J?:S  yy'.'George':;^, .Kirit-h^  1n'ig^o>:e;ihe^t|;':;;::;:p'h  ^i-iiiu;';' "-.''^ ~"'^y^yi''SySyyyiy^'yXS:.'?\-k,,  F.%. ';(3ii^ft/^0'l^^*^^^.*"I^J  will sail froiit Halifax :^fpi; Liy  January IQtli.    Sirs, Clarke���'*��� will atidbuiV  ������ptivy him, yV-  IMenda in Nelsoii will tegret to learn  '; oJE the deatli of Mrsv Joseph fiianehard,  wife.of the propiietpr of the ; PifotyyBay  ���hotel, .Thedeceas&dv f.iiq,vpa^ l^^Hara  of age had resided'������'qit Pili_t:Bay fpt^, spiiie  years. The remains "will be brought"iih  Nelson; on the steamer KusTconook. this  lnpriiing, and the funeral takes place oil  the, arrival of the boat. Services will "be  conducted at tlie church of Mary limnac-  ulate by Rev. father Ferland^  Wftlter Hopkins, who is a .lneinbct' of a  military; company in Toronto that has  been ordered to South Africa, has a rifle  that lie will dispose of at thp shooting  grounds on the lake fi-oulb on Ne\V Years' j  p|i^fiisl^ft||;a|oil'e^^ as  |.f||^|illii||��||��n . WATCH  |g|^|ii^ift|B|ifi|^worth while  I^v^"'^&^ 'save you  yy.vyi^>'y^%y':!^i^yyyy^.  '���Kf^^\t(\&'^Qa0som^\nm\e long run.  Ai a; ,_^bso 1 utely: RQ^isfc ��Satisfaction  ��-< ^.,.. I^'rn"^"g:e^i"Refii:nde���q.'i y  '" *-"'-"*'      :sU^^y^:%0y:.  ||^||fgf||BE  BROS."  :;;'V:"5:fB^f||R^lif|REET,  '^^feiin^I*^|s^NetsOri^'^  SjlJ liityiiiij yoiii* feood.-j K-Qiit us al! this  ^y��ekviiridy\vo will wye, you dollars.   Your  sg'.pHil^tMiltion IS ���ditllccl tb out large as-  ���^'oKfuSiit 'of iJi6n!si boy's, and children's  -.6lgttii.ii_r�� fun.isliihiJSftna Slices.  yftilAUXYTHE 6��ST-^I��R!"?E& THE LOWEST.  dm^i^^, mam & co.  .... The pui'ifcy: ol" t-lift. drugs rind. iiveilicincs ailiiiiiii".  .:.*v.: tpi-eil ii). 1.1 ��e'.'patlciil* is tlid mosit. e**sentia! element  '.y'"::~'-:'.'>.iH the.Hiieeussful iretiljiieilt of disease. 1'resorip-  ,'....>''*t30ili.'ll'li^'<l!O*ll9]i.t)rulilcd'%:UHvfM)'inlibKoIulc>lr nine  '*..: - .: llniifSiii: (lerfeeti condition,' and the jiliysiumn's  -..' ~.="'. .;;i_Kili ���.wni.*����Jt.-fte'.*.iui"lli'ileir .by old nnd iinpoieiit,  :* -,[��� ;/.:>i<ft-itij:ti..;yO��r, stoek;6C requisites, for -  "fM i^Qiilfl: -B "x'MySy  Vti&MiiBSEmy^y^ry ���  :;*tHE|Si^^ep;0iyi^w.feyy*.    ,  :-V-'"���"'���''i":;*:"":v y^'".':"'   ':~*"-v'?'?���:.'���������"'. -Are comiileto  "���"yV.y [j:y;;���..- ���y'-y-'y";".���;        :'yi Y6ur."p8.lroiiiiue solicited  y*"For tlie coriTOnieiiceb^.iiJi^ wo liave  cstjiblislied i-/.>NiirHes^:Dircctory).Jind. iii order to have it  c6mi>l0M*>.rpgtie.. tall htirsesto .send in or call and leave  ��� .heir.iiiiniesaiitl,iiddro"ss"cs.:��� ���".'.���   v.-;'���">.���;.'��� " .  'iiSAN  .. - DiSPJONSINQ CHEMIST  Tciophbne"������145.- P. O. Box 225   "������..'���       Baker Street  ... Mail orders promptly at. ended to,   *  R. REISTf REB & 00.  BRKWlJRS AND'EOTiTIjERS Oi"  ?0P Beer,  Prompt and regular  delivery to the trade.  ai Nelson.  spiel should be. Rossland upon a  date to be fixted by the executive. It will  immediately precede the opening of the  carnival, the date of which has not yet  'been fixed. The disposal of the new trophy presented -by the- Parsons Produce  Company was left ito. the executive, who  wiildetermine the conditions under whieh  it is to be competed for.  The officers elected for the forthcoming  twelve months, were: Hon. C. S. Macintosh, patron; J. S.; C. Fraser, president;  G. O. Buchanan, M. L. Grimette, Judge  Forin and J. Brown, vice-presidents;  Thos. Gilhiour, liossland, secretary-treasurer; Rev. P. McGandier, Rossland, chaplain; F. W. Peters, Nelson, J. "Waugh,  Kaslo, W. M. Lawrence, Revelstoke, F. A.  Tamblyn, Nelson, J. G. Main, Sandon, D.  Morkill, Rossland, executive committee.  Concerning the Canadian Contingent. ,  Ottawa, December 29.--Your correspondent is informed this afternoon tliat  the mounted rifles of the contingent will  be divided into two regimeuts, the one  drawn from poiuts east of Manitoba under colonel Lessai'd, and the Northwest  Mounted Police, a separate regiment, under commissioner Hcrchmer, with colonel  Steele second in command. The Lauren-  tian and Montezuma will sail from Halifax on'January 15th with the artillery  and one regiment of mounted rifles, the  Pomeranian following live days later  from the same place with the balance of  the mounted rifles. The postal corps  will,, it is learned, be composed of smart,  young,unmarried men.  Ottawa, December 29.���It is not improbable that the Canadian artillery men  for Soutli Africa will be provided with  rough riders' hats instead of helmets,  owing to some difficulty'in getting the  latter.  BUSINESS   MENTION.  Lost.���Between   corner   of   Josephine  and Silieia and P; Ultras store oii U.iker street a Ifoniton  laee handkerchief. Kinder will be rewardedvon returning to.Tribune otllce.  Typewriter Wanted���Must be well recommended aiid'"proficient". ."Apply'to Taylor & Han-  ninKton, barristers..        r: '������'  Wanted���Dining-room girl and chain--  bennaid.   Apply at Queen's Hotel, Nelson.  Wanted���A girl for   Ymir.     Call  on  Mrs.^liathews, on Silica street, four doors cast of the  English church., .   '  Lost.���A tobacco bag  containing five  $10 bills Supposed to li.u c been loM on IS.ikei sti eel on  Chri-iliniih 'Ihe Under will be lownulcd b\ lclutnimj*  siinc to thcTiibuno olhi o.  Wanted���Porter.   At Phair hotel.  For rent���Five-roomed house, also fur-  iiisliin_> in -..line hou*-c foi sale. Poi tonus .applj  Cabinet Cigiu Co.  Christmas  and New  Years Gifts  AT GREATLY  REDUCED PRICES.  Nothing more appropriate  for a present than a nice  Fur Coat, Muff, Cape, or  Cap. '  A large .assortment of  ladies' Silk -Blouses for  Xmas trade. We have a  few fancy blouses to clear  at 80 cents.  A large Assortment  of Ladies' and Gent's  Silk Handkerchiefs  A few children's coats  to clear at $1.50.  "We are going out of  ladies' and childrens' footwear, and are selling the  balance at cost. .  See our $8 and $10  Mens' suits.  EliLIOT BLOCK, BAKER STREET, NELSON.  Do not spend every c\-ciiin("- of the iveck in search of  amusement, but give a "little time to your own  social and mental improvement.  flEGHT GLASSES  Kor all RradeH of scholars will be opened ut the Bu-pi-  ness College.   Victoria street, on January 3rd, liWO.  Avail yourselves of this opportunity.  RATTRAY & MERRILL  "Will open her Kinder-  cai'tan and primary school  in the Knglish church  school room on the 2nd  of January, IW. For  terms and'all pdrUeuliirs apply to MISS l'__LMKK,  Atresideiiccof Mrs, J.IU ifcibcrtf-oi*. Bilker8trci.fc.WcHU  m rwm  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, LETB-  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 Stee[ Ranges for hard and soft coal or wood.  H. Byers & Co.  NELSON KASLO SANDON  WE HAVE STOVES  But while we are waiting for the cold weather we  would draw your attention to our line of  NICELED   COPPER WARE  Including Tea and Coffee Pots (several designs}, Enamelled Handle Dippers, Pudding Dishes, Tea Kettles, etc.,  and the only place you can get them is  LAWRENCE   HARDWARE   GO.  y  t  U* j-  We wish you one and all  A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year  Kirkpatrick & Wilson  THANKING....  QUR many Customers for their liberal patronage, during the past year, and asking for a continuance of the same during the coming, we  wish you one and all a Happy and Prosperous  0     ���  NEW YEAR  Baker Street,  Nelson.  M. DesBrisay & Co*  Removal -Notice  AVe beg to announce to our many patrons that wc have removed to  our new quarters in the Houston Block, the .big increase in the  volume of our business forcing ns to seek larger premises. Thank-  tlie people for the patronage accorded us in the past, in anticipation  of an increase of this custom in  command in all line.", of groceries;  the future, Ave remain, theirs to  Hou .ion Block, Baker Street  John A. Irving d* Co.  ARRIVED IN NELSON  Including S08m.n"3' 2, 4, tind 7 yeavjd Ryo in-I.:i,riv  Stigram's SUir, '83 Kyeand .Vlnto Wheat WhuJcy i  ���n lUt-reis. & Worts' Rye iii Casds.  in Case..      Walker's Club Bye in Cases,  A. B. GRAY, ICootenay Agci. t  Nefeon, H. 0,  R. P. RJTHET & CO.


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