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Array - r  j  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^S  a��aa��g*3-__-ff.-_-_-ffi-i^.-x^^  -!���������,-t^W^. . , ...... ��� .Mf*.   *_,^*.r.*_^Tr.l.  mm  h  ESTABLISHED  1892  MONDAY  MORNING,  DECEMBER  IG   1901  DAILY EDITION  FOBD'S MELANGE  OF   EUROPEAN   HAPPENINGS OF A WEEK.  GENERAL    BRUCE     HAMILTON'S  SOUTH AFRICAN SUCCESS  APPRECIATED.  N1_W YOUK, December 15.���I. N. Fortl  cables: Lord Kitcheners announcing thc  capture oC Vlljoon's laager by general  linu'o Hamilton, twenty-live miles northwest of Urmelo, has given thc utmost satisfaction. This in general Bruce Hamilton's  third notable success within a fortnight.  General l-sruoe JIaniilton occupies a unique  position, boing the youngest major-general  of llio British army, lie was horn in December, _Sr>T, ten months after general  J*t:i<ioii-rowc!l. At the beginning of tho war  he wont out as chief of staff of general  Cloary and laler he saw service in the  Orange Hiver Colony, where ho was cm-  ployed in farm burning operations.  CONCENTRATION CAMPS.  At Inst the statistics .._ mc concentration camps aro given for October and No-  vcmhor. Thoy arc as bad as had been expected, though the November returns show  some Improvement. The deaths in October  out of a camp population of 111.S7!). amoun-  'tcd to 315(i, while last month out of a population of 11S.235 the deaths were' 2S07. For  tlie six months ended November thc deaths  numbered 1_.9I_. Anmng the children the  dealh rate is still high and lord Milner's  now plan in connection with tho camps is  consequently welcomed. Some of the worst  camps" are to be broken up and the number., in all reduced, while new camps will  bo rormed at Natal and at three coast  town** of Cape Colony.  " r.'NDl.UG ROUND ItAI r.TlOADS.  The leading topic of tho week has'boen  the result of the arbitration between tlio  Metropolitan district companies. Londoners  aro now looking forward cagtriy to a  transformed "underground" and thc only  bar to thoir happiness is tho krowledgc  that it will take i early two years to effect  thc transformation. They find It almoin impossible to realize, thanks to the onorgy  and enterprise of Mr. Yerkes, that smote,  dust nnd grime will becomo things of the  past, and instead or gloomy vaults and  narrow compartment cars, there will be  hrii-Jit'. clean ' tunnels and wei appointed corridor carriages. Mr. Yerkes.  however, with all his enterprise, can only  hope to deal with :i small rivulet of the  great stream of passenger tratllc. In the  course of -i year London railways carry  2.000,000,000 passengers, omnibuses 500,000.  the tramways ,1,:iOO,000,COO, tho cabs 70.00D,-  '000, and the river steamers 3,r,00.000. Tha  omnibus companies, which have long had  n comfortable monopoly, are now beginning Lo reel alarm at competition, and they  have astonished everybody by nnnounclin-,  that after New Year's day thev intend to  substitute acetylene lamps for the antiquated oil lamps at present in use.  MJSC12T_T_.ANl-.OUS MATTERS.  Cecil Rhodes' scheme of land settlement  in South Africa is naturally attracting attention and the Conservative papers, like  the Globe, hope it will be carried ont without fail. Un fortunately, however, the Uritish people aro rapidly ceasing to be agricultural and when they cannot he persua-  - ded-lo-remnin-in-tho-counlry-districts-nt  homo, it is doubtful whether any large  number of TCnglMi farmers will be eager  to cultivate permanently the solitudes of  the veldt.  Sir Frederick Young, who has for many  years taken a prominent part in promoting tho permanent loan union of England  and llio colonics, has conic back from Canada full of Impressions of tho desire of tho  Canadians to co-operate with tho people of  Mils' country. He says there must bo a  broad-minded, liberal policy in which preference is shown in trade matters to colonial over foreign productions. The schemes  fo colonel Dennison of Toronto,meet with  Ills warm support.  As a result of an Investigation of American railroad methods, Mr. Gibbs, manager of the Northeastern railroad, announces that his company will Ir future  regularly compile passenger and ton mileage, tralnloads, and other particulars necessary for working railroads upon modern  principles of economy. This will bo thc first  British railway to complete these particulars of scientific methods. Tt Is stated that  the ��� Northwestern railway, England's  premier line, Is considering the advisability of electrifying the entire system.  Lord Rosebery's pronouncement at Chesterfield on Monday-is awaited with intense  interest. Everybody Is wondering what the  oracle will say, and an evening newspaper  has offered its readers a five pound prize  for the best post card forecast. Lord Rosebery lias long boon a dark- horse and he  has lime after time disappointed expectation. He has now indicated that his hesitation is at an end, but the country is anxious to know whether ho intends aftor  Chesterfield to resume tho leadership of  the Liberal party or return to his lonely  furrow.  To meet American competition, (lie  Northamptonshire boot makers have been  compelled to take a leaf out of Uncle  Sam's hook and install labor saving machinery at a small placo called Rounds.  Tho Introduction of new methods has led  to an alarming demonstration by the operatives, who aro afraid that a large number of them will be rendered idle If tho  manufacturers .ersist in using machinery.  Tlieir effort to put back the clock is ridiculed.  A great deal of uncertainty exists in Ireland as to the date of the king's visit and  no definite prspnrallons havo yet been  made hy officials, who now think the visit  will not tako place until after tho coronation. It Is suggested that the street procession ia connection with thc coronation  of the king should end at London bridge  and lhat the return journey should be  mado by the river to Westminster. If his  majesty should approve of a. revival of the  historic procession on tho Thames, he  would, of course, be rowed in a bulge. Until late in hor reign, queen Victoria maintained her state barge, although she did  not ubc it after 1819 and the scarlet liveries'  of tho rowers aro not yet obsolete, ln connection with hie coronation festivities  there will, it is believed, bo a gigantic demonstration ar Spithead. Completions aro to  be pushed forward and commissionings  held hack to make as Dig a showing as  possible of the might of Great Britain, and  only a single line can bo spared for foreign warships.  Private advices from Berlin give a re-  ma rkablo indication or the manner in  whicli the Ic.ilscr has lollowcd recent developments In the manufacture of rillos.  His mnjofstv has established an armory,  to which is attached a ride range on a min-  aturc scalc.'> A specimen of every ride  is produced is secured as soon as possible  and a sericr of experimental tests is at  once initiated. British rifles are. said to  play an important part in this imperial armory.  Tlie arrival on tho Thames of tho telegraph ship Scotia marks an important era  in the history of British cable cnleiprlsc.  For many months pr.se the Scotia has  been laying great lengths of copper cable  In thc bottom of the ocean. She has now  returned from Australia after completing  the last link in one of tho two all-British  connecting fingland with thc commonwealth.  Thc work of repairing and refurnishing  Windsor castle is proceeding. Thc prince  consort's room which was maintained by  queen Victoria exactly in the same condition as it was at the death of tho prince  in ISiU, is being prepared for occupation by  the king and queen. Sonic of thc carpets  nnd hangings in the late queen's apartments had not been touched for forty years  and they were actually falling to pieces  when taken down. So dilapidated wore  theso furnishings that nothing remained but  to make a bonfire of them, and this was  accordingly don?.  TCvIclenic to be called beforo thc royal  commission on tuberculosis at Its next sitting will be on the question of tho degenerative on'ects of deficient ventilation, and  it is oxpoct'-cl that Dr. Charles Dennison of  Denver, Colorado., will be one of the witnesses.  The qucMi is expected lo come to town  on Monday for Christmas she. ping and  remain for several days before returning  lo Norfolk. Tlio queen makes it her duty  to remember overyody connected with her  household at Christmas limo and she talc as1  a personal interest in the presents and.  recipients. ,   *  Willi tho toy trade this Christmas there  is an observable falling off in tho war fever.  Twelve months ago all the houses in the  trade seemed to be veritable hotbeds of militarism and perfect arsenals of war material, but the Boer war has spent itself ;n  tho nursery, as it has in the nation. This  season's business In the military lino is  only about nominal.  prehension tho proposed heavy assessment  upon their stork which was contemplated.  Tho action of the Canadians in securing an  order from thc coilrts for thc winding up  ot tho company has brought matters to a  head, and It Is now said that within the  course of thc next few days arrangements  will have been concluded which will permit  of the inclusion of the Venus as well as tho  Exchequer properties In the reorganization  scheme.  CITY AND DISTRICT.  Frank,   Albert a,   has   been   made   a   fla__  slation  for passenger  trains.  P. F. Emerson died at his residence oa  Saturday morning after a protracted illness.  There are 15 men at work at the Poorman  mine on E:tglc creek. Thc only work being done is  tho sinking tho shaft.  Messrs. Lt pointe and Porter of this city  aro reported to have tho work of plastering  tho Rossland postoflice and custom house.  R Holme. A. Carrie, -nd Dr. Hall returned on Saturday from a hunting trip  to thc Yakh river in Hast Kootonay. Thoy  got throe deer, and say they had good  sport.  Thero will bo a meeting of the Curling  Club at tho board of trade rooms tonight  at S o'clock. Skips will he chosen and rinks  ..elected. Every member Is expected to bo  on hand prompt.  The first car of ore from the Molly Gibson .mine this season has reached the Nel.son smeller. From the Molly Gibson landing It Is said the owners have tho lowest  transportation rate of any proporty ln tho  province.  Commencing today (December 10th) the  Robinson Lumber Company's boat will  make only ono round trip daily from Arrowhead to Comaplix and Thompson's Landing. The boat will leave Arrowhead at 10  a.m., returning at 2 p.m.  The Canadian Pacific .has mado a special excursion rate for Christmas and New  Tears. Tts agents wil! sell round-trip tickets at all points In local territory on December 23rd, 24th, 25th, 30th, and January  1st good to return till January 3rd.  The police havo so far been unable to locale John Chambrone, the Sirdar man who  is wanted on a charge of assaulting Santo  Pascuzzo. All tho Italians quarters were  carefully searched, but neither Chambrone  nor Pascuzzo's wife, who left Sirdar with  him, could be found.  Tt Is announced that steps aro now being  taken for the rcnrganistMi'lnn of tho Athabasca mino, and that the prospects are  good for an early resumption of work. It  is said that the present position of affairs  Is the direct result of the failure to arrive  at a satisfactory conclusion with respect  lo tho dea) for tho absorption of tho Venus  property. When this deal fell through tho  English shareholders in the company proposed n reorganization of tho Athabasca  property nlono, but differences cropped up  between them and the Canadian shareholders, the Canadian viewing with no little sip-  Robort A. Winearls will likely bo commissioned to organize and take charge of  a company of packers to accompany the'  Canadian Contingent of Mounted Rifles,  which) will embark for South Africa in about  a month's time. Mr. Winearls is an experienced packer, having had long experience in thc mountains where the roads  arc all trails. He servuu tn South Africa  with the Strathconas, and knows how nec-  cessary it is to keep supplies to the front  wilh the men who need them. The number of packers required is nol yet known,  but those who would like lo go out with  the outfit must be experienced men and  able to throw a "diamond-hitch." All  such mon should make application at once  to Mr. Winearls at Nelson, stating ago and  experience. Mr. Winerals' instructions are:  "Do not select yellow legs o'r remittance  men," nnd the instructions will be obeyed  to the letter.  BAIN AND FLOODS  NEW YORK VILLAGES SUBMERGED.  ^TRAFFIC OF  ALL KINDS  INTERRUPTED AND MUCH SUFFERING CAUSED.  Notwithstanding assertions made by  mayor Fletcher that gas has taken the  place of electric light on Baker streot, an  Inspection "made last night at 10 o'clock  showed that 41 business houses wore using  electric light exclusively, three gas exclusively, and, two using both electric light and  gas. The inspection covered the four blocks  botwec Hall and Kootenay streets. In all  there were G2I electric lights burning and  j'ist 14 gas jets. And it might be said that  no city ln American has better electric  light than Nelson has after 9 o'clock.   -  That Joseph Martin is to bo the government candidate In Victoria to oppose B.  V.-Rodwell, may be true. Mr. Martin contested Victoria as well as Vancouver at the  last election, and polled nearly as many  voles as wero polled for A. ]_. McPhillips.  -U though Martin and Bodwell arc both  Lierals, thev arc personal enemies, Martin  believes he is fairly entitled to bo the.  leader of tho Liberal party in this provinco, and he believes ho would be wero it  not for the plotttings of E. P. Davis of  Vancouver and ft!. V. Bodwell of Victoria.  Martin is a leader that the average man  likes to follow, for he is resourceful and  plucky. Tn making the race against Bodwell in Victoria, Martin is doing that  which no other of thc would-be. leaders  dare do. Tf defeated, Martin will even then  stand head and shoulders above such mon  as Harry Helmcken and Albert Edward McPhillips and Richard McBride, all of whom  are anxious to io factors in polities.  PEES0NALS.  W. McMillan, who is employed in the local freight oflice of the C. P. R., left on  Monday for his home in Peterboro. He will  be away a week.  A. M. Johnson was tendered another banquet by his bachelor friends on Saturday  ovening. "Archie" bids fair to rival Sims  Reeves in his  farewell  appearances.  A BIG STRIKE NEAR YMIR  Ore Assays $26 in Gold    o  Captain Forrester of Ymir arrived in Nelson yesterday. He brought the news of a  big strike on the Union Jock group which  bids fair" to secure for the Ymir district in-  <'roasod-atteiuion~from-outsido"_capitalistsr  .There are three claims in thc Union Jack  group, which is situated on the south fork  of Porcupine creek, about six miles from  tho N. & F. S. railway line and about  seven '..ilcs from the town of Ymir. The  property was located some timo ago by  Dongatd Cameron nnd John Goodlad, and  considerable work of a prospecting nature  has been done upon it. At the present timo  tho 'property Is under bond to tho Active  Gold Mining Company, of which Paul Victor Loth of Cincinnati Is the organizer. By  the terms of the bond it Is understood the  locators of the proporty received a substantial cash payment, but the bulk of  thoir payments for the property is-to be  taken in stock a nd thoy are said to havo  so much confidence In It that the stock  proposition does not worry Ihem In the  slightest. Tho new company has ten men  at work opening thc property up. A short  time ago a tunnel was started to tap the  lead, whloh had boon prospected by means  of a shaft and surface work. It was expected It. would be necessary to drive for 75  feet at least In order to strike the ledge,  but on Friday the men ran into a fine body  of ore when the tunnel had been advanced  but 15 feet. From the work done upon It up  to date it appears lhav the ledge at the  point where it. has been cut in thc tunnel  is fully 10 feet wide, the entire width of  which is made up of galena ore. Assays  made from thc ore give an indicated gold  value of $2fi. In addition to this there are  the value of the silver and lead contents of  the oro, which have not been determined,  although they are evidently considerable.  So pleased is the management of the  company with tho new find that it has al'  ready given consideration to the subject  of building a wagon road to.the property  and also ot Installing a 20-stamp mill. They  consider in the Union Jack property they  have a second Ymir. The proporty Is favorably situated for economic working and as  the present intention of the holders of tho  bond is to push development as rapidly as  possible In view of thc approaching payments, confirmatory news of the strike and  subsequent development will bo awaited  with interest.  Great Northern Smashur.  HELENA, Montana, December 15.���  Word comes from Kalispell, Montana,  that a passenger train was wrecked neat-  Essex on the Great Northern. Eight  were killed and several injured.  CORNING, New York, December 15.���  The Chemung and Canesteo valleys  have had the biggest Hood since 1889  ���today. Rain fell in torrents for nine  hours up to 11 o'clock last night. Snow  then fell until seven 'inches was on the  ground this morning. The rivers overflowed their banks, and for miles east  and west, of here the lowlands are flooded and great damage has been done. At  Painted Post the entire village has been  under water all day and the water is  two feet deep in most, of the dwellings.  The Erie and Lackawanna and the New  Central roads suffered from washouts  and landslides. No trains have come,  through from Buffalo or New York-  since early last night and no arrivals  seem probable until tomorrow.  MIDDLETOWN; New York, December  15.���The heavy storm last night caused  several landslides on the Erie between  this city and Pond Eddy. In a collision  between two trains one man was killed  and several injured. The bridge over  the Neversink river settled several  inches. The gale continued today and  did much damage through this section.  A barn on tho Cummings road owned by  J. W. Sproul of New York was blown"  down, killing 45 head of blooded cattle.  BINGHAMPTON, New York, December 15.���The rain storm which ended  at 4 o'clock this morning sent the Chenango river over- its banks and caused  a flood which has not been equalled for  22 years. A large? section of the First  Ward is under water and cut off from  the rest of the city except by boat. The  river road is under water for five miles  and all travel is suspended. Not an  Erie or Lackawanna train has passed  through the city,sinco 9 p. m. Saturday.  The Lackawanna main line is clear  from here to .Scranton. A Lackawanna  bridge -just west, of this city is out of  service... High water moved a' pier from'  its' founda'fions. /'     _.-.--  MALONE, New York, December 15.���  Considerable   damage 'has   been' done  'throughout northern New York by the  extremely, high wind'that prevailed,for  twenty-four  hours,   reaching  the  velocity of a tornado.  UTICA, New York, December 15.���  The rain storm of Saturday night and  this morning did hundreds of thousands  of dollars damage in this vicinity.  Along the west, Canada creek, which  empties into the Mohauk river, bridges  and mills have been swept away, and it  will be many weeks before trafiic can  be resumed.  SYRACUSE, New York, Decembor 15.  ���The worst flood ever experienced in  Syracuse occurred today when Onondaga creek rose six feet in a period of  less than nine hours and overflowing its  banks spread devastation in all directions. Five hundred families were  driven from their homes by the floods  ~and_as~many-more"were-excited~almostr  to a degree of panic. Property was  damaged to the extent of $250,000. No  lives were lost, so far as known.  HOOSIC FALLS, New York. December 15.���The storm of Saturday night  and today caused the Hoosic rivor to  rise very high. Mark Haynes flats, a  miles south of here, are flooded over a  large area.  SUSQUEHANNA, Pennsylvania, December 15.���Owing to the heavy rains  and wind of last night, business today  was at a standstill on the Erie railway.  A mile of track near Oswego and several hundred feet of Rosa's switch on  the Delaware division are submerged.  ITHACA, New York, December 15.���  The most disastrous flood Ithaca has-  experienced since 1887 resulted from the  heavy downpour of yesterday and a conservative estimate of the damage caused  to property in this city places the loss  at $150,000.  OSWEGO, New York, December 15.���  The rains of Saturday caused much damage in Oswego county. Streams were  overflowed and caused an estimated  damage of between $5000 and $10,000.  Railroad trains were several hours late,  the roads being .blocked by a. sudden  change from rain to snow. Freezing  weather prevails.  ROME, New York. December 15.���A  phenomenal rising of the Mohawk river  has caused the destruction of thousands  of dollars worth of property. One train  passed here in the early morning. All  other trains are stalled.  An Immense Ore Reserve.  W. P. Tierney returned from the Boundary Saturday, whero his firm has considerable work in hand for the C. P. R. constructing spurs. The work at Hartford  Junction arid at Phoenix Is now receiving  the finishing touches. When turned over  to tho company there will be track facilities at the Old Ironsides and Knob Hill  properties for upwards of 50 cars. It will  strike fhe casual reader that the tonnage  of a mine must reach Into respectable figures to require any such facilities as these,  but the indications aro that within tho  next three months oven this accommodation will not lie moro than ample for the  Granby company's properties.  While ho was on tho ground Mr. Tier-  new was invited lo take a trip through the  Ironsides and Knob Hill by superintendent  Williams and foreman Darmedy,  and, al  though  he has been  through most of tho  big mines in Montana, he was quite unprepared   for   what   ho   saw   In   viow   of   the  comparatively  short   period   in   which   the  company has been at work. Tho big ledge,  which  has been  developed  for a  distance  of -100 feet, was a marvei to him. So far as  the value;of the ore goes, Mr. Tierney says  he knows nothing, but from measurements  made in his presence in the 300 foot level,  be  suys  tho ore  reserves  in  the  property  'may be .conservatively  placed  at 32.000,000  tons.   At   the   present   time   the   company  havo a force of 300 men at work and thoy  are getting out on an average 700 tons of  ore per day. This is about all tho smelting  plant  can take care of,  but with the enlargements now undor way, which it ii expected will be completed within GO days, it  is the intention of tho management to increase the output to 1200 tons per day.  ---Aside from the enormous body of ore exposed   in   the   proporty,   Mr.   Tierney   was  impressed   with   the   very  careful   manner  in   which   everything   connected   with   the  development and working of the property  was  systematized, and he says thc workmanship throughout Is the best in thc province. AVonderful as the present results has  boen in  the development of the proporty,  Mr.  Tierney says  they but give an  index  of what has been mapped out for the future.   The  railway  spur now  runs  to   tho  mouth  of  tho   tunnel,. through   which   the  ore is handled  from one of the" big glory  holes. What thc company now proposes to  do is to enlarge thc tunnel so that ordinary railway cars can be run In and loaded  In   the   tunnels  without   further   handling.  For thc loading of the cars in this fashion  tho company has placed an order for the  latest steam shovel. By this process the ore  as soon as broken down will bo shovelled  directly  into  the   cars  and   moved  out  to  the  smelter without furthor handling.  Although there is very little work below Hid  300  foot   level   Mr.   Tierney  says   the   pro-  perlv has been explored by means of dia-  r-.ond drills for a depth of 1000 fret, which  demonstrates   the   permanence   of   the   oro  body.  Hamilton's Bn'Uiant Achievement.  LONDON, December 15.���Reporting to  tho war oflico from Pretoria, undor date of  yesterday, lord Kitchener says:" "Bruce  Hamilton, after a long night march, surprised Vlljoen's laager at dawn on Decern- _  ber 13th at Witksacns, 251 miles north of  Ermclo, killed IC Boers and captured 76  armed prisoners. Many others wore wounded and left at farms. Tie also recaptured  one of Benson's guns, tho other being destroyed. Two field cornets aro among tho  prisoners. Tho recaptured gun is in good  order and was used against tho retreating  enemy."  Colonial Blood for the Navy.  NEW TOKK, Decembor 11.���The admiralty is being urged to make an effort to  secure the services of Canadians and Australians'as officers of the king's navy, so  that tho consciousness that tho navy Is  the ono imperial service that should be  fostered, says a dispatch to the Tribune  from London. It is urged that tho position of tho .navy as the foundation and  bulwark of tho British empire would bo  bettor understood in both Great Britain  and tho colonies if Ihe admiral commanding in thc Mediterranean happened to bo  an Australian and tho admiral commanding the future North Sea squadron a Canadian. ...jfi |5,'n  MARCONI'S   HEW  SYSTEM  tentlon has gradually raised public curiosity to a fever pitch and if he only Intends to gratify this by middle of the road  announcements he stands In great danger  of forever shattering wuatever reputation  he has for serious purpose. Yet, the Standard points out, his declaration of willingness to lead the Jm-icrlallstie Liberals  would- not bring him more supporters than  all the cabinet ofiicos. Sir Henry Campbell  Bannerman, the Liberal leader In the  house of commons, controls the rank and  file and tho party organization. All kinds  of rumors aro rife, tho likeliest of whieh  may be mentioned. It is Tnat lord Roseherv  at_ least in^nds laying the foundations of  a new party which will have himself, sir  Edward Grey, Herbert Asquith, and sir  ITenry H. Fowler as its shining stars. if  the ex-premier continues his "lonely fur-  ro" attitude the Chesterfield meeting will  be one of the hugest jokes ever perpetrated on the country."  Congratulations Pouring In.  ST. JOHNS, Newfoundland, December  15.���Congratuation- from Newfoundland  and abroad are today pouring in on Mr.  .Marconi. The_inventor-dincd-tonight-  with sir Cavendish Boyle, tho governor  of Newfoundland, in order that he might  fully explain all tho details of the experiments to the latter, who will send  a lengthy dispatch to the British cabinet tomorrow. Mr. Marconi today  made a further explanation of his transoceanic signals. He said he expected  them to be stronger than they were.  He was very confident that he would receive them. He attributes their faint-  ness to the midocean wind currents and  imperfections in his kite apparatus. He  expects better tests tomorrow if tho  weather enables his balloon to ascend.  There is some fog on tlie coast today.  Foggy conditions will give better signals than will clear atmosphere. Mr.  Marconi goes tomorrow to Cape Spear,  thero to select a site for the erection  of a pole 200 feet high, whicli he is  confident will give the amplest results  possible, under the present conditions.  Tuesday the inventor proposes to have  governor Boyle, premier Bond and other  colonial dignitaries examine his tests  that they may satisfy themselves of  the absolute genuiness of the proceedings. There is much speculation here  as to the practicability of this scheme  of wireless telegraphy. Local telegraphers, while admitting the theoretical value of the proposition, think a  number of years must elapse before it  can be put in practical use. Marconi,  however, is satisfied from his previous  expteriments tbat great surprises are  in store for tho world in this matter.  Lord Rosebery's Coming Speech.  LONDON, December 15.���Thc most talked  of man ln England today Is lord Rosebery.  Tho Saturday Review says, sarcastically:  "The whole world seems to bo In a state  of suspended animation ui expectation of  lord Rosebery's-.speech on Monday. Chesterfield Is filling up with special correspondents who send long dispatches describing  the ferment nnd local excitement. In fact,  quiet little Chesterfield is beginning to resemble Rennos on thc eve of the Dreyfus  trial. Thousands of applications for seats  are to bo refused. Tho Intense Interest  throughout: thc country could scarcely be  awakened by any other figure In England's  recent political history. None seem to havo  the faintest Idea, of what lord Rosebery Is  Ukcly to say. Ills cryptic forcast of his ln-  Argentina and Chili.  BUENOS AYRES, December 15.���(via  Galveston)���Although the situation between Argentina and Chili has improved, it has not yet boen clearly defined. The council of Argentine ministers has spent much time in studying  the two paragraphs of thc Chilian note  which forms the basis of that country's  proposition on an agreement upon whicli  would mean.the solution of the pending difficulties. The council has decided  to accept the first paragraph concerning the construction of roads. The complication of the second paragraph referring to the pretended occupation by  Argentina of Chilian territory at Ultima  Esperanza is not acceptable to the ministers. Thc assurance is given that it is  impossible for it to recognize even, remotely an act which, after investigation, has been disproved. The hope prevails here that everything will be arranged on a friendly basis within a  few days. It is believed that Chili will  insist upon presenting an insignificant  claim for the invasion of Chilian territory by three Argentina policemen.  Argentina still continues taking military measures. Men of wealth are offering the government money with which  to, buy horses and otherwise equip,  should occasion arise, a regiment of cavalry. Public opinion throughout tho  entire country is expressing its patriotic  approval of the government's conduct.  The people remain quiet. The government has decided to divide the republic  into six military zones with twenty  thousand men each., The arms and  equipment for these men are already on  hand. Over and above the reserves  called out last week, 15,000 volunteers  have persented themselves for service.  In case of necessity the government has  resources which would neablc it tn mobilize an army of 200.000 men. Tho Argentine government will tomorrow forward its reply to the Chilian note.  EASTERN CANADIAN TELEGRAMS  MONTREAL,, December 15.���The  premises of the Canadian Cork Cutting Company were gutted by fire this  evening.    Loss   $75,000.    Well   insured.  MONTREAL, December 15.���Election  of oflicers of the Dominion Commercial  Travelers' Association resulted in the  unanimous election of James Robinson  as president.  OTTAWA, December 15.���The government has decided to add 300 men to  the third contingent. One company will  come from tho east and one company,  from thc west. Fifty are to be taken  from British Columbia, 40 from the  territories and��40 from Manitoba.  HALIFAX, December 15. ��� Private  Michael Sullivan of the Third Royal  Canadian regiment is under arrest,  -charged���with-having���broken���into-thc-  monastary of tlie Good Shepherd at :?  o'clock tbis morning and on being discovered to havo mado a savago attack  on a sister of St. Paul with a stick,  making a large wound un her head. Flo  wound up by knocking ber unconscious  to thc floor with his fist.  SOREL, Quebec, December 15.���Tho  ice in Lhe Richelieu river was broken  up last night, hy the heavy wind and  came down the river, carrying the Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company's  fleet, tho Vincenncs-McNaughton tug  lino boats and the river improvement,  fleet of tho Canadian public*works department from their winter quarters  out into the St. Lawrence river. Ono  of the Vincenncs-McNaughton tugs was  only built this year. They have not all  been secured yet.  Train Wreck in Illinois:.  ROCKFORD, Illinois, December 15.���  Ten or more lives were lost in tlio  wreck of an eastbound Omaha-Chicago  express train on the Illinois railway  near Porryville, Illinois, at ono o'clock  this morning. The express train collided with a freight, both running at  full speed. An oil tank in the freight  exploded, throwing burning oil over the  wreck and in an instant the entire mass  of wreckage was in flames. Every  coach of tho passenger train and all  of the freight cars, except one tank car  and a freight car, were burned. The  bodies of the dead arc burned in the  wreck. Tlie temperature was near 20  degrees below zero and the sufferings  of those who escaped injury was intense. Not more than half a dozen persons escaned from thc wreck uninjured.  Many suffered severe injury.  Passed Through Winnipeg.  WINNIPEG, December 15.���About 300  stalwart westerners including detachments from Winnipeg, Portage la Prairie, Brandon, Virden. Moosomin, Regina,  Maple Creek, Calgary, Pincher creek,  Edmonton, Nelson. Rossland, Fort  Steele. Rovelstokn, Vancouver and Victoria, left here by special train Saturday  afternoon to join the new contingent of  Canadian Mounted Rifles nt Halifax.'  All aro splendid specimens of manhood  and many have seen previous service  in South Africa. Largo crowds witnessed their arrival and departure here.  AM CLIMBING  HALL MINES SHARES, ADVANCE IN LONDON.  PAST   YEAR'S   RESULTS AT  THB  SILVER KING CONSIDEEED  MARVELOUS.  , e1  Hall Mines shares are beginning to climb,  up again on tho London market, thc latest  quotations received in Nelson being ]0s 3d. '  This quotation is within six cents of the  highest   since   the   reorganization   of   tho  company, and is no doubt due lo tho cable  received  in  London  some   two  weeks  ago  respecting tlm cutting of the" ore body in  the  ninth   level.   Had  It  not  been  for  the  disastrous fire wliich destroyed" the boarding house ac the  mine  two weeks ago.  It  is  altogether likely  that  the  stock  would ���  have   been   quoted   much   higher   by   this"  time.   At  the  time  of  thc  fire  tho miners  were just breaking into the ore body. They  had  come on  some very  good  ore,  but  It,;  was rather bunchy, and tho opinion of ,thov  management was that they were not quite  into  the. oro body  which  they had  in-the''  two upper levels.  The Arc,  however,  crippled    the   management   in    its   policy  of,  opmont,   and   the  work  has  not  advanced  as "rapidly since. Since thc last cable from'  captain   Ci fiord   was   published,    the   ore'  has also been struck in the tenth level. It ,  has   much    the   same   characteristics   as  where first struck in  tho ninth level,  and "  the furthor development in these two levels will bo followed with Interest, as .it-is  generally  understood   that   the  striking, of  an ore body in these "two'levels will clem-*  onstrafo  that  tho  Hall   Mines  has  one  ot\7  the   host   mining   properties   In   the'-'pro-,;  vince.   So  far aa   the  work  has  advanced-'  .there   has   been   nothing   to   disprove "tliis  contention, but lt will require a Ilttlo.'work -  to demonstrate it to the entire satisfaction j  ot lhe management.    ,-, -_.".*.  The  results achieved  at  the Silver King ;  during tho past year should bo more than'  welcome  to   the shareholders of tho com-**  pany, as thoy arc little short or marvelou3,  and but  for Iho fire the stock.pf the torn- f  pany would be quoted several points higher i-  than it Is.-The showing at the proporty at  present   Is   not   thc   result  of  any   chance  strike.   It  is   virtually  what  captain   Glf-'  ford pi articled it would be if the ore bodies held out as ho thought they would. Thls'-i  Is a matter whicli thc directors of the'eom-  pany   will   doubtless   bear   In. mind,   and''  should give added weight to any future re-'  ports   on   fhe   condition   of "the   property  which the mine manager may be called on  lo make. '��� ��� ���  ^  . '- '<��.  - ��� t-r;  Making Increased Shipments.  PllOP.'Xrx,    December     15.���[Special    to  The Tribune.]���Over a thousand tons more    ���*  ore wero shipped tho last week from Boundary   mines   than   for   tho  previous   week,.   -:  tho  respective   figures   being S022  and   OOCO     L  tons.    The Granby group  in  this canip  Is  now sending nut regularly over 700 tons per  dav   and   the   Mother   Lode   mine   Is   also  shipping more oro per week than formerly.  The figures for the week are as follows:  Tons  Granby mines   r>,091  Mother Lode  3,10i  13. O.  mine  7SO  Winnipeg       23  'Snuu'dliuu���:...: ." ," .".".."..���CO-~  Total     f),o.;o  Total Tor, l!)01 2.-*:',::00 tons, of the approximate value of $2,110,851.  1  m  Accident at Snoeshoe Mine.  PIIOKN'IX, December If,.���fSpecial to Tho  Trih'inc.l���This morning .mont two o'clack  a serious accident happened at the Snow-  shoe mine, by ..which two minors were  badly Injured and one of them may loso  his life. Henry Syrsted and N. r-r. Gillespie had gone on shift In a drift being run  from tho open quarry, when they drilled  Into a piece of dynamite or* powder, which  exploded. Syrsted had his eyes almost  blown out anil his legs urokon, while Gillespie had his wrist broken and sustained  otlier Injuries' less serious. Both mon wero  taken to tho hospital, where thoy aro receiving evory attention. No blame la  attached  to any one for the accident.  3*'  i  Wyoming's Terrible Blizzard,  CHEYENNE, Wyoming, December- ll>.���  The sorm raging lu tho southern part oC  Wyoming for the past ���IS hours shows no  disposition to nbatc. The temperature is  below zero with a wind blowing that cuts  to the marraw. Several herders have been  froaen to death In efforts to gather scattered bands of sheep. The loss of sheep on  (lie Red desert cannot be estimated, a<*  Mocks are scattered to the four wind".  Snow plows have been working at thu  most threatening points of the Union Pacific, and though tho track has been kept  open trains have been delayed six to.seven,  hours. The stage between Snake river and  Kawllns became lost last night and for  several hours the passengers were compelled to walk. Ono man had his feet so  badly frozen that amputation was necessary. A snow-slide occurred at tho mino of  tho Battle Lake Tunnel Site Company on.  Cow creek, near Tlattle Lake, Wyoming.  A cabin occupied by a family was cavried  down tho mountain side for thirty feet,  but no ono was seriously Injured.  Result of a Family Row.  VICTORIA. December 15.���After a fam'ly  row this ovening the residence of Mr. and  Mrs. Kcelor at Ross T.ay was burned down,  and the mother and child burned to death.  Tiny father, an old beggar, is In a cell at  the city prison pending an investigation  by tbe police. , .. '-..*���'.���*' *��� v3 i  1 *tl THE  NELSON TRIBUNE,  MONDAY  MORNING,  DECEMBER  10  1901  ������__!__.  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  &i%^?&?00T&^'.  to   _ ^\  BOOTS AND  SHOES  "We-havj lately received a large consignment of all the newest styles and makes of Ladies' and Gentlemen's Boots and Shoes,  including the most up-to-date styles.  Special attention is drawn to a large assortment of Ladies  Pine Evening Slippers, one, two and three-strap with Prench  loather heels.   Ladies' Queen Slippers, the newest and nattiest.  Ladies' pretty Felt Slippers made by the celebrated Dolge  Pelt Boot" makers. , Z  "We are sob agents for tie Jenness Miller Hyg9mo Shoe.  Our stock of Men's heavy and light "Walking Boot3 second to  noie.   Nor is our stock of Rubbers anZ Overshoes.  "Women's and Misses Oardegans at tho low price of $1.75 and  $1.50 respectively. ��� **  'i  A large assortment of Boys and Girls Boots, especially made,  neat and strong for school wear, to choose from.  "WATCH   OUR   WINDOWS  THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY  BAKER STREET. NELSON, B. 0.  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  3  *?.���:������:*:�����:��������*:�����* to fcWaaa********  GLIMPSES  OF'NELSON  Tbe most popular  nO-ivenirfor Cln ist-  nas is our  HEW ALBUM OP VIEWS  !'GLIMPSES OF NELSON"  ALL NEW PE0T0GEAPHS.  Sho A'i'ooins Mason Sc Iltfcii Piano **-.  MORLEY & LAING  ��� BAKER STRKKT. NELSON. B. C.  ��he ��ribum  SUBSCRIPTION   RAT1SB.  Dally by m.ill, one month. $   50  Daily by mall,  three mouths  1 ��>  .Dally by mail, six months | oU  'Dully by  mail,  one year  BOO  Semi-weekly  by  mail,   ihree months...     5u  Komi-weekly  by mull,-six months 100  Beinl-v.-eekly by mail,  one year 2 00  3      .Postage to Great Britain a-hled.  ..  .     . ADVERTISING!   HATES.  Display Advertisements rim regularly  per  inch  per   month..' J_ 00  If run less than a month, ptr inch per      _  insertion          A>  Classified Ad i and Ijegal Notices, per  word for first insertion       1  For    each    additional    insertion,    por .    (  word     ���      l-l  Wholesale and TJiininess Directory Ads  (classified), per line per month     60  Notices of meetings of Fraternal Societies and Trades Unions, per line  per month       S>  Address all letters���  THK   TK1KUNK-ASSOCIATION.   Ltd.  John Houston. M_mfiijer. Nel.son. B. C.  ���i  *  t*  *  **  fr-H-M-H-*****   4***-H~H-H-**+**H~H-  +  NOTICE  TO  SUBSCRIBERS       +  BY   CARRIER. *    .5.  On Saturday next, subscribers ���*_���  whose Tribunes are delivered by +  carrier will be expected to pay ���I*  the carrier TWENTY CENTS, the *  "su liscr iption~p rice~f orthe-curr ent==*j-��  week. "J-  *_*  Tn a letlor printed in .inothor column, .T.  r.odoriolc   Kobcrlson,   general   manager   of  I lie London &  British Columbia GcUinelds,  Limited,  grlves  flynros  whicli  jjo  to  show  Low the drop in  prices of lend and silver  fifi'eot the miner:; of silver-lead  ores,  in a  year,   taltin  Ktln>  prices  that  ruled  In   De-  ceinber Inst witli  the prices that rule now,  mine ownor-i,  by  lhe drop In  prices,  have  lost over $11 por ton on ores that carry 25  per cent  load  r.ncl  CO ounces silver  to  the  ton. Ores of that  tfrnrte ,,niy not Ik   a fall*;  .".vrrauo   of   the   clinic   uf   Kiiotei-.ny;   the  mines In  Hast  Kootonay probably carry a  larger percentage of lead, but their values  in silver are lower, while those of the Slogan   and   the   Lardeau  are   higher  in   both  silver   rXiul    lead.    Such    a   loss    in    some  eases must  wipe  out the margin  of  prolll  altogether,  and  In othor eases reduce tlie  profits to so narrow a margin as to'mako  owners hesitate on continuing work.  If, as  Mr.   Robertson   suggests,   the  smelters  reduce   the   treatment  charge  $5  a   ton  and  the proposed refinery Is built and receives  the bonus jf $3 a Ion on the bullion treated,  .the  mine  owners   would,   even  at  present  'prices for load and silver, be able to continue work at a profit. But, in addition to  these,   wove   tho   government   to   readjust  Its import duties on lead and Its products,  arid place  tha duties at 23 per c> nt, even,  the silver-lead mine owners would be able  to  market  half  their lead  output in  Canada .at prices that would net them an increase of $7.50 a ton on their total output.  The silver-lead  mine owners of Kootenay  are as fairly entitled to protection as are  any other chi-S- engaged in productive industries in Canada.  , In an address to the Electors of Nolson,  dated December 15th, 1010, Frank Fletcher,  ,who 1:; now mayor of Nelson, stated: "I  " believe that tlie city has valuable, assetj  " in the water and electric light systems,  ''and while in the council I did everything;  " possible to safeguard these assets; and  " if elected mayor no aet or voto of mine  " will be in. favor of allowing any outside  " corporate-Interests to become a compet-  " itor with the city in thc business of el-  " oetric ligiiting,-a business in which tho  " city has already invested $70,000." That  pledge was made a year ago; but how has  Frank Fletcher, as mayor, lived up to  that pledge? This is a question in which  the  people  tire  Interested,  for  is  not  tho  'r  mayor the head of our civic government?  It cannot bo disputed but that mayor  gave the late lamented by-law his unqualified support. That by-law practically took  tho West Kootenay Power & Light Company, Limited, cf Rossland into partnership  with tho city to carry on the electric lighting business. It cannot e disputed but that,  .the mayor is doing his best to defeat  By-law No. 102, which if carried on Friday  next wlU��enable the city to place' itself  ln an independent position as far as both  electrie light and electric power are concerned. What are the reasons for this  ehange of front? Has Frank Fletcher lost  confidence in tho town that has honored  him by making him its chief official? Arc  Ihe arguments used by the managor of  ihe West Kootenay Power & Light Company, Limited, of Rossland so convincing  lhat li'rank Fletcher, as mayor, swallows  them bolus bolus? The interests of fhe  City of Nolson and thoso of the - "West  Koolonay Power & Light Company, Limited, of Rossland aro not identical; no  ��� moro identical than are the interests of the  Canadian Pacific railway and the Great  Northern railway, and who ever heard that  cither sir William C. Van Home or sir  Thomas G. Shaughnessy used arguments  advanced by James J. Hill when contending with that astute gentleman l'or a  point, over which their respective companies were fighting? Tlie mayor of Nelson was not elected to look after the in-  terest.s of any other corporation than the  Corporation of thc City of Nelson. Property owners who vote on Friday next  FOP. By-law No. 102 will mako no mis-  ;thkef=nnd-at=the=snme=lime,=by=dolng=.so,a  tiiHy will give notice to corporations like  thc Wost Kootenay Power & Light-Company, Limited, of Itossland that tho City  of Nelson is well able to look after its  own affairs.  gineer's est'mnte of tho cost of the pro-  poped power plant on Kootenay river, been use that official's figures are over $100,-  0**!*] let's than the mayor's estimate of the  cost of the proposed work, and the mayor's  estimate is based- on ligures furnished by  the manager of tlio AVest Kootenay Power  & Light Coiflpany, Limited, of Itossland.  The mayor does not like to see tho city  go so deeply in debt, and prates a good  deal about the dlfiiculty the city would  have of disposing of tho proposed issue  of $150,000 at par. Frank Fletcher, when  a member of the city's first council in  1S97, it is said, poopoohed the idea that  Nelson could sell an issue of debontures  ($50,0000) at 5 per cent. Yet the debentures  baring that rate of interest were sold' at  PS and accrued inierost. Nelson was then  a town of loss than 2000 people and had  not a dollar of assets nor a block of graded  streets and no sidewalks to speak of. Now  5-he lias both graded and paved streets,  miles of -sidewalks, a good sower system,  adequate water-works; an electric lighting  system on whieh $70,000 havo been expended, valuable real estato and improvements,  'ire-fightins equipment, and an up-to-date  road making plant. No city in Canada can  mako as good a showing for. its debenture  indebtedness, for NINETY CENTS out of  every dollar borrowed by the city have bco'i  invested in works lhat produce revenue.  Yet, notwithstanding these facts, mayor  Fletcher through anonymous letters in thc  Miner, belittles Nelson and decries its  credit and standing as a city.  0S0 ��� f<& '0S&1 ��� 0S0    0&0 . S&* .0S0. 4&. 0S*  <S3c ��S*&- GSic ��?���>���' ���&&��� ��S'��' ��&*��' -asss*" jgS**-  ^tn*. *'*��������__. ��� >**��-> ���>Jak * ��� *  fi& '00. fS0.fiS0.0KS0. 030'. 0X0  ��fc^ g^ gSr 0310 f!Bt0 g&r JBSi���  Some of our merchants are getting almost as personal in their advertisements  as our editors are in their editorials. The  Tribune timidly suggests that these belligerent merchants hire David Mark Carley.  the political editor of the Economist, to  write their advertisements. David Mark  would make thorn readable, even if they  were  non-committal.  Passengers on the Camp ma,  ' LONDON, December 15.���The Cunard  steamer Campania wliich sailed Cor Liverpool for New York Saturday, has on  her passenger list the names of Mrs.  Patrick Campbell, the actress, and  David Nagle. Detective sergeant McCaffrey of New York having "in charge  W. Heppner whose extradition. was  granted by the-Argentine-Republic as  the result of thc United States government charges of defalcation and forgery,  is .also among tho passengers. ��� I-Iep-  pener has been in jail at Liverpool  since his arrival in England. He has  been treated as a British prisoner  awaiting trial. He was in abject misery and without money when arrested  in Buenos Ayres, but he has now improved. He said he had a hard luck  streak but the game was up aud his  future troubles could not be worse than  those he had already experienced. -  The Miner has switched. About a month  ago it supported the contention that Nelson should be In an independent position  as a producer and seller of electrie light  and power,-and the action taken by Boss-  land whon It refused lo purchase a lighting system when it purchased Its water  system was cited as one instance whore  Itossland had erred. The views enunciated  then were the views of its editor, wiio for  a number uf years lived in Rossland, ami  know the circumstances 'connected with  lhe deal by which the West Kootenay  Power & Light Company got control of  tint electric lighting and electric power  business in that city. Within a month,  however, a change has taken placo. The  Minor not only supported the late lamented  By-la>v, but it advises the property owners  to vote against a by-law, which, if carried,  will place Nelson in an independent position to successfully conduct a business  in which it has over $70,000 already invested. The Miner not only urges people  to vote against the by-law, but it allows  anonymous writers the freedom of its columns so that they can make all sorts of  absurd statements regarding the question  at issue. Any property owner who has  views on the question should not be  ashamed of them, and if he wishes to  give tho public the benefit of his ideas,  V;e should not be ashamed of his name.  One of. these anonymous writers signs himself. \ Batepayers Who Did not Vote for  " or Understand the Last By-law, and is  " not Going to Vote for the New One."  Jl'he views put forth In this letter are almost the exact words used by mayor  Fletcher in a recent meeting at the city  hall, and If his worship did not write the*  letter, he evidently had the asslstanc of  someone who was present at that' meeting.   The mayor does not like the city en-  Retires From Active Service  NEW YORK, December 15���The Lu-  cania sailed for Liverpool Saturday on  what! is known as her Christmas trip.  She carried a large number of passengers on their way home to England to  spend the holidays. This was captain  Horatio Mackay's last sailing from New  York as commander cf the Lucania.  Ho is to retire from active service on  his arrival in Liverpool. Captain Mackay has forty-six testimonials and a  dozen medals which have heen presented to him at different times for acts of  bravery. " One incident wliich brought  the captain two occurred several years  ago when he stood three days alongside  a leaiky Norwegian steamer in order to  ;sa_v_e^a__crew:.ofJt.welve*'men.  An'A!arming Death Ratex  LONDON, December 15.���The delaying of. the publication qf the returns  from the concentration camps for October and November, issued today, was  apparently due to the government's  desire to accompany the announcement  of the pitably high death rate with some  kind of official explanation. The blue  book this morning shows 3156 deaths of  whites in November, of which 2271 were  children. This makes the total number  of deaths for the last six months * 13,941  or a. death rate approximating 253 per  cent per 1000. Among colored persons  there were 1S08 deaths in two months.  Depew Banqueted by Friends  NEW YORK, December 15.���A score  of life long friends of Chauncey Depew  last night tendered tho United States  senator a dinner at the Union League  Club just previous to his departing yesterday for Europe, where he goes on the  Kaiser Wilhelm der Grouse to wed Miss  Palmer.  CLASSIFIED ADS.      -  ARTICLES FOR SALE.  "^flwTNtr^fXcJuNl^  for sole or re ^t at the Old Curiosity Shop.  FOR SALE.  KOU,   SALE   OK   TO   RENT ���A   PIANO;  nearly new.   A pply It. VV. Dixy, Madden block.  I''OB SALIC-BbACKSMlTIIS' TOOLS.   AP-  ply lo Benjamin K. N'csbitt, Eric. B.C.   HELP WANTED.  "^WAim-D���LADYCOMPANIONOU. BOARD-  er, for winter months; comfortable home. Address Box 7!), Nelson.  SITUATIONS WANTED.  ~WA^KB^MK~7iAIt^^  rooms.   Will go out to do hoiifiuwork by the  hour or dav.   Orders loft at Tho Trihune ofiico,  addressed' to   Mrs.  Gurry,   will  havo   prompt  attention.   "gTOINESS DIRECTORY.  CHOP HOUSE.   "pIoNEBK CHOP HOUSK, JOHN  Spear, proprietor, opposite Queen's Hotel,  Baker street, Nelson. Open day and night.  Lunches a specialty. Picnic and traveling  pities supplied on shortest notice.  ffV       Special   Novelties   in   Latest   New   York   Silk (f\  (t> "Waists and Silk Toffeta Dress Skirts. (fV  j|i Just received the most up-to-date shades and ^  (fi styles in American Silk Waists suitable; for Xmas (fi  (| trade, of "which "we are making special attraction of W  for Monday and Tuesday next. m  SEE OUR XMAS STOCK OF DOLLS, TOYS, ETC., AT PRICES AWAY DOWN.  m  m  %  >?>  36 Baker Street, Nelson.  %  00.00.00.      *V*    ���S"*vJ5��  ���NKVisSr-xa* ���     tfj7   -00-00  ���00- 000 ��� 0B0- 00  '00' 00  Z^i'2Sf. 'JSS^ "���"^ -JS >*yf  ��BB*;^*> .*S& i*iC3i? --�� ,4K . f  00' 00 ' 000* 00 * 00*^  JlRCHITBCTS^  A. C. *EWART.���ARCHITECT, ROOM 3,  Aberdeen Block, Baker Street,  Nelson.  DRAYAGE.  FURNITURE, PIANOS, SAFES, ETC.;'  moved carefully .at reasonable rates.. Ap-  oly J. T. Wilson, Phone 270, Prosser's second Hand store, Ward street.   FURNITURE.  n5TX~RoB5^*^^  Jealers, undertakers and embalmers. Day  phone No. 292. nighf 'phone No. 207. Next  new postofflce building, Vernon street,  Nelson. "   WHOLESALE DIRECTORY  ASSAYISI^^UPPL^^^^  _  W. F. TJEJSTZEL & CO.���CORNER OF  Baker and Josephine streets, Nelsou,  i-.holosale dealers in assaycr's supplies.^  Agents for Denver Fire, Clay Company,  Denver, Colorado.     -. .         ELECTRICAL  SUPPLlEa^^  KOOTKNAY El-iECTltlC SUPPl-iT &  Construction Company���Wholesale 'dealers  in telephones, annunciators, bells, batteries, electric iixtures and appliances. Houston Blook, Nelson.   JFRiqSH. ^^^TAIEAT^^^^  P. BURNS & CO.���BAKER STREET,  Nelson, wholesale dealers in fresh and  cured meats. Cold storage.   GROCERIES.    ~KOOTENAX SUPP.L.J. COMPANY, IiIol-  ited.���Vernon street, Nelson, wholesale  __rocers.  JOHN CHOLDITCH & CU.���FRONT  3treet, Nolson, wholesale grocers. ���  A. MACJDUINAULi __ CO.���*L.(jitiNER Ub  Front and Hall streets, Nelson, wholesale  grocers and jobbers In blankets, gloves,  mitts, boots, rubbers, macklnaws and miners' sundries.  ~J. Y. GRIFFIN~"& CO.���FRONT STRKET.  Nelson, wholesale dealers in revisions,  eiirpd meats, butter and esea. ..-^  __LXZLIQMGR3 AND DRY GOODS.*  TURNER,    BEETON    &    CO.-^CORNErT  Vernon    and   Josephine    streets,    Nelson,  wholesale dealers in liquors, cigars and dry  goous. Agents ��or Pabst Brewing Company  of Milwaukee and Calgary ��� Bfewing Com-,,  pany of Calgary.  NOTICES OF MEETINGS,  KOOTENAY TENT NO. 7. &. O. T. M.-  Regular meetings lirst-and third Thursdays of each month. Visiting Sir Knights  are cordially invited to attend. Dr. W.  Rose, R. K.; A. W. Purdy, Com.; G. A.  Brown, P. C.    "NELSON LODGE, NO. 23., A. F. &  A. M. meets second Wednesday in  each   month.   Sojourning   brethren  t  invited.  1 NELSON AERIE, NO. 22 F. O. B.-  Meets second and fourth Wednesdays of  each month at Fraternity Hall. George  Bartlett, president; J. V. Morrison, secretary.  : NELSON HOYAIi AHCII CIIAI'TKU NO.  123, G.U.C.���Jlcela third Wednesday. Sojourning companions invited. Chas. O. Mills, '/,;  'I'liOR. J. Sims, S. K.  TRADES AND LABOR t^JONS^^  MJ.jS.icUb UjNJUjN, j.SO.,96, w. a: Ot M..���  Meets in Miners' Union Uall, northwest  corner of Baker and Stanley streets, every  Saturday evening at 8 o'clock. Visiting  members welcome. M. R. Mowat, president; James Wilks, secretary. Union scale  <>f wages for Nelson district per shift: Ma-  jlne men $3.50, hammersmen $3.25, muck-  jrs, carmen, snoveiers, and other underground laborers $3.  BAKER   STKSET,   NELSON.  Lighted by Electricity and Heated with Hot Air   "  Large comfortable bedrooms and first-  class dining room. Sample roomd for commercial men.  RATES S2 PER DAY  Purity in Prescriptions.  You'll appreciate the value of pure prescriptions.  Impure prescriptions aro dangerous. V/e take special  care in compounding and use only the purest drugs.  %s, L Q. Clarke, Prop.  Late of the Royal Hotel, Calgary  ft <_<_���___.   Baker and Ward  OUSe Streets.  Nelson.  ffiaaaen  The  only  hotel  in  Nelson  that  has remained under one management since 1890.  Tha  bed-roomt   *arp   well   furnished   and  lighted by elcctnoitj. '  The bar Is always stuetea  oy the best"  domestic and Imported liquors and clgar3.  THOMAS MADDEN. Proprietor.  Bartlett    House  - Formerly CI xrke Hotel.  Tne Beet. $1 por I?ay Houso in Nelson.  None but -white help onrsploytd.   Tho bar thc  best.    G. W. BARTLETT, Proprietor  SLOCAN dUMCTIOli HOTEL  J. H/McMANUS, Manager.  Bar stocked with best brands of wines,  liquors, and cigars. Beer on draught. Large  romfortabio rooms. First class txbls board  HOTEL   BOSSLANdT"  Third door from Grand Central Hotel  on^jyernon street. Best dollar a day  house jn town. House and_filrniture~new_  and first class lu every respect. Lighted  by gas. Room and board ?5 to ?6 per  weeb.No Chinese employed here.  J. V. (VT>ATIGHTEN. Proprietor.  W. P. TIERNEY  Telephone W...  AGENT FOR GALT COAL  Office:   Two Doors �� ast C. P. R  O W��p  BARBERS' UNION, NO. 196, OF THE  international Journeymen Barbers' Union  of America, meets first and third Mondays  of each month In Miners' Union Hall at  3:30 sharp. Visiting members Invited. B.  McMahon, president; J. H. Matheson, secretary-treasurer; J. C. Gardner, recording  <=��ir.rntary  LAUNDRY WORKERS^ UNION.-  Meet3 at Miners' Union Hall on fourth  Monday In every month at 7:30 o'clock p.  m. J3. Pape, president; A. W. JlcFee, secretary.  CARPENTERS' UNION! MKKTS WKI.XKS-  day evening of each week at 7 o'clock, in Minor."  Union Hall. John Burns, si*, president; William  Itaynnrd, .secretary.  PAINTERS' UNION MEET THB FIRST  and third Fridays in each month at Miners' Union Hall at 7:30 sharp. Walter R.  Kee. nreslOent; Henry Bennett, seoretary  COOKS AND W.MTBKS UNION' NO. Ill,  V\\ ij. V.. moots nt. Minors' Union UaM on <=ec--  nail nml last Tnesclnys in p.very immlh nl 8:3-')  p.m. shnrp. A. 11. Hd.nn. in-nslflenl: J. I\ For-  ������"slc.il, HrioreUry II. M. Korticr, financirl soc-  re'.nry.  ' PljASTERKTlsT-UNTON MEETS EVERY  Monday evening In the Elliot Block, at 8  o'clock. J. D. Moyer, president; William  Vice, secretary. P. O. Box VSL  NOTICS  To tho Public p.nd Union Men :  Tlie Trades aad L'lbor Council of l.ho Cityof  Nelaon have declared all Hotels, Restaurants  and Saloons employing Chinese in or around tho  promises unfair tn organixod labor.  Tlio following do not employ Chinese in such  capacity:  VIOTOIMA HOTKL  CI.AUKB MOTIOL  Tl-tKMONT HOTEL  MAODEV IIOTBL  SITEllimOOKK HOTEr,  CiUA vi) CENTRA Ij HOTEL  LAKE VIEW HOTKL  '��� HOSSLAN'" HOTKL  01IAND.HOTEL  KLONDYKE HOTEL  JOHN SPEAR  ������������ DKLMoNICtKRESTAUnANT  MANHATTAN SALOON  ���      HODKGASALOON  GLUE POT SALOON     ,  CLU.U HOTKL  We handla a complete liee of  FROST KING  Chamois  Vests  for Ken and Boys,  made of  ' chamois lined wilh flannel.  FROST QUEEN    "  Chamois Vests for Women and Girls, made of  chamois covered with French flannel.  Perfect prelection wrainst cold and sodden  changes���atrainst coughs, colds, pneumonia, and all  chest and lung troubles. Just the thing lor children  going to school.   Prico, $3.00.  Children's sizes. $3.00.  CANADA DRUG & BOOK CO,  IC.-\Y.-C. Block.        Corner Wurd s.nd Hufcer Ste  ���fcS  EA  9J  THE LEADING GANABSAM WH1SKLY  TRY IT  JN BULK, 2, 4, and 7 years old.  INCUS'S, '83 and Star.  Delivered from the warehouse in Nelson  &��� P. RITHET & 00,, LTD.  VICTORIA, B. C.  A. B. GRAY,  Kootenay Representative.  P. O. BOX 521. NBLSON, B. C.  IMPERIAL EREWIKG COMPAUY  EMICUSON & KKlSTEliKU..  KOOTENAY....  COFFEE CO.  ���***���*���***���****���*****.**.*.***.*.*.  Coffee Roasters  Dealere ,n Tea and Coffee  ���*���** ���**���* ���**.* *���*���* *���**. * *.*.**.*. ***  We aro offering at lowost prices tho best  grades o Coylon, India, Chiua and Japan  Teas.  Our Beat', Wcthft nnd Java Coffeo, por  - pound $   li  Mocha and Java Blend, 3 pounds  1 00  Choico Blend Cofi'e3,1 pounds ; 1 00  Special E.'enri CoiToo, (! pour.dg  1 (G  Rio Blend Cr>iI*eo, 6 pounds  1 00  Sp-JCial Blond Coylon Toa, por pound 30  A TRIAL GRDER SOLICITED.  KOOTENAY COFFEE-CO.  Telephone 177.     -  P. 0. Box 1S2.  WEST BAKER STREET, NELSON.  A COMPLETE LINE OF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  Iocs! and coast.  Flooring  local and ccasti.  Newel Posts  Stair Rail  _j Jv��pn]ding8   Shingles  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  at all kinds  f* WHAT YOU WANT IB NOT IN STOCK  TO -VIIil. MARK IT FOB TOD  OAXXi AND GKT PKICK8,  avward  NOTICE OF MEETING.  There will be a general meeting of tho  Independent I,abor Party in Miners' .Union  Hall on Monday, December 16th, which all  membera arc reauested  to attend.  NOTICE. ~~  l,i the ma'tsr of an application for a duplicate  of aCorlificti.o nf Tit.le to an undivided half of  l-iot'*^, Block 11 in llio Tovn of N'olson.  N'-ticc i-hereby given that it is ray intention  t.oit-flinn.t,thnoxiiiriit'ni of one month from Iho  first pnbli n.!ion hereof n dnplieulo of-tho Ocrlili-  o.ibi uf Ti'le to 'ho iili->vn lucn'inncil utisliv id'(1  tvill of l.otlJ, HlreV l' in UmTown of Nel-rn i'l  l.hoii'iuo of Jo-Je|iti Huthmiimloii Bowoi\ which  rertifliMito is dated tho 8l,h day of November,  1897, and numbered lGltc.  H. V. MA.CI.EOD.  Land Itegletr? OHlce, District IVglstrer.  Nolson, B.C., 3rd Decembor, 1901.  OREWERS OF THE BEST  LAGEK BEER  STEAM BEER  AND PORTER  When you want the Best, ask for  IMPERIAL BEER.  R; REISTERER & CO.  BUKWRItS  AND BOTTI-KSS Ot  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  HAr.T, ANU I.AKB STREETS. NPLBOW  ^fc *** *.*.*. **.* **.*.*.**. ****** *f.  OF    COUHS15    YOU    WANT    TIIK     BKST--  THKN   OO  TO ".  ARTHUR    GEE:  in'Tremont Block. .Iio will suit you.  Largo stock of imported season's goods.  m  ���^*-*********'******'***'***-^'  WEST TRANSFER CO.  N. T. MACLEOD, Manager.  Prompt and regular delivery to the trade.  BKBWERI. AT   NELSON  OYSTER COCKTAILS  AT   THE   MANHATTAN  OYSTER COCKTAILS  AT  THB  MANHATTAN.  The   Manhattan  J03EPHINK STREKT  ALL THE BEST BRANDS  LIQUORS   AND   CIGAR8.  NOTICE . ~~  Tlio undersigned has resumed proprietorship of the blacksmith business  formerly carried on by me and lately  carried on by R. B. Re.iloy, in the premises on Hall street near corner of Baker  street. All accounts due R B. Reiley  are payable to me.  H. D. ASHCROFT.  Nelson,.B. O., October 15th, 190L  All Kinds of Teaming and Transfer  .; Work.".;..  ' Agents for Hard and Soft Coal. Imperial Oil  Company. Washinglon Brick, Lime & Mann!  facturinir Ct'iiipany. General commercial agents  andbrokers. ������-'".���*.*  All coal and wood strictly cash on delivery  TKT.  pj.rcpnovRHT.'  Office 184 BaKer Stu  scimiaginn its nmTHTiii��maro:c-__x  THEO MADSON  MANUFACTURER OF  TENTS AND AWNINGS  g   P. O. Box 7C NELSON,  B. O.  H    firxr: ttniirrxrrTtiTT*txrniZTXTnixxxrntxrT:tix2:cxxxr  NEWLING &.C0.  AUCnONEEflS, VALUERS, ETO.  Kootonay Street, next door to Oddfellows' Hall  P. O. Box 033 NELSON, B.C. M  TUE  JSrELSON TRIBUNE,  MONDAY  MORNING,  DECEMBER  16  l'JOl  BANE OF MONTREAL  CAPITAL, all paid np_ ..$12,000,000.00  KBIST    7.000,000.00  UJSDIVIDBD PROFITS       427.180.80  Lord Slrathoona and Mount Roynl...JProsIdoni  Hon. Goorxo A. Drummond Vica-IVoudout I  52. 8. Clovsfcon .C Gonoral Maunger  NKLSON BKANCH  Corner Bakor and Kootenay Streets,  A. H. BUCHANAN, Maaajjer.  Branchos in London (Kngland) New Yohk,  Chicago, and all tho principal oities In Canada.  Buy and sell Sterling Kxchauge and Cable  Transfers.  Grant Commorcial and Travelers' Credits,  available in any -part, of the world.  Drafts Issued, Collections Made. Kto.  Saving's Bank Branch  CURRENT RATK OF INTEREST PAED.  THE CANADIAN  BANK OF COMMERCE  with wnicn is amalgamate**)  THE  BANK  OF  BRITISH COLUMBIA.  HKAD OFFICR: TORONTO.  Paid-up Capital,      -     -     -     $8 000.000  Reserve Fund,       ....  $2,000,000  AGGREGATE RESOURCES OVER $65,000,000.  PERIAL BANK  (0'00  0'0S   '0_0   00  00 -.000 '00' 000 '00 i  ^'J��&&WffiGZ_' *____��� ___?��� ��!L'G*��� 0" ��� 0* ��� 100��� 0��� ���  ^Ot0 ^miCf* ^^/  Si      ^^^^ *&.\^0 ^KE__\y *TH^' V^^^* ^B_\^ ^Bi\W^0 MIT*     1-Bfrfc-  00 ' *00_^ ^'*��a,'**��.',����__-^*.''^��^fc.''*^.- SST* 5k ���  221' fSf' *%__ ��� 0"' 0"* * 0���' ��� 0"  Hon. Geo. A. Cox, -    B   E. Walker,  President. Ccneral Manager  London Ofiice, GO Lombard Street, E. O.  New York   Olllce, 16   Exchange   Place.  and (id Uranches in Cn inula and the  United Stales.  OBJECTIONS TO SOCIALISM  Taper Rend Before tho Socialistic Club it  Nelson   on   Sunday,   December  loth,  by Jonas Coxhead of Victoria  Stroet.  Chronic diseases are never dangerous;  no more are chronic objections to Socialism. The sufferer from a chronic  disease rarely dies of that ailment. He  is, more frequently, overtaken hy a  sudden and acute malady that will have  one of two effects. It will cither rout  out the old complaint- and make a well  man of its victim, or it will carry disease and diseased to the place of dead  things.  So also will it he with tho sufferer  from a chronic objection to Socialism.  He is liable at any moment to be overtaken by an acute attack of Hard Times,  Money Panic, "Business Depression,  Bankruptcy, Assignment, Lost Job,  Starvation Cramp or auy of the thousand other ills the competitive system  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT:  Interest allowed on deposit*. Presont rata  three por cent.  GRANGE  V. HOLT,  Miiiiugor Nolpon Branch.  is heir to. If he escapes with his life  you may be sure he will be effectually  cured of his chronic objection to Socialism.  Neither are chronic diseases contagious; .and I never yet heard of a healthy  Socialist "catching" any of the chronic  objections with which he comes in contact.  But the chronic diseases are neither  dangerous, fatal nor "catching" they arc  distressing to hose who have them and  annoying to those who have to hear  about them, consequently they are not  unworthy the attention of the medicine  man. What does he advise? In nine  cases out of ten, a change of climate,  as most likely to prove beneficial. In  this respect again chronic objections  to Socialism bear a wonderful likeness  to chronic diseases. They almost invariably yield to a change of air; they  cannot withstand the bracing atmosphere of Hope and Brotherhood that is  characteristic of thc Socialist climate.  Change  your  thought  atmosphere,   Oh  Capital (paid up)  Rest  $2,500,000  $ 1,850,000  BKAD   OFFICK. TOKONTO, OXTAI.IO.  Blanches in Northwest Territories, Provinces of  Jiriiish Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.  H. S. HOW-LAND President.  I). It. WILKIE Gonoral Manager.  K. HAY Inspector.  NELSON   BRANCH,  UUUNS BLOCK.  A general banking business transacted.  Savings Department,���Deposits received and  intoivst allowed.  Drafts i-old, avuilable in all part of Canada.  United SUUcs and Jfurope.  Special attention given to colleu ons.  J. M. LAY, Manager.  sufferer from a chronic objection to Socialism! Let your mental heing take in  the pure doctrines of Socialism; fill  your brain with scientific knowledge  concerning this most i-edemptive philosophy and you will be cured of your  malady even tho' it be hereditry and  deep seated.  *" With your permission"T'wITr cfiagnose  a few of these chronic objections this  afternoon, at the same time endeavoring to send you a current of pure  thought from the Socialist atmosphere  in which I delight to dwell. In the  words of professor Mills, "If you meet  a man who has a smile so large that it  reaches clear across ms face and is  wrapped around his ears and the ends  tucked under his shirt collar you may  know that he is a Socialist. In fact the  Socialist is the only man who can face  the future and wear a smile. Whoever  knows nothing of Socialism can see  nothing but disaster for the future, but  whoever understands Socialism can see  nothing  before  him   but  the   glorious  to  toto  to  to  to  -' ?3p0 ���S&r ���&*��� ��Bffr fl^, 4te��- ��*/_��,  Hurry  Up  for  Christma!  ENGRAVING   FREE    OF   CHARGE  Gifts  I  to  to  For engraving, first come, fiist served.  Don't delay. Our goods aro here fiom tho  manufacturers and you shall have our prompt  attention. All goods are guaranteed for  quality and prices as reasonable as you can  buy in tho East.  to  to  to  to  Diamonds  Watches  Brooches  Rings  Chains  Scrfrf Pins  Lockets  Karn Pianos  Sewing Machines  Lamps  Electric Statues  Cnyx and Brass Tables  Jardiniere Stands  Finders *?  Mail   orders   receive   our   prompt   and  careful attention.  ' A most extensive line of Cut Glass just  received from Belgium, Art day goods from  Austria, and Carving Sets, Tearl Handled  Fish Sets, Cake Sets, Fruit Knives, etc., etc.,  from Sheffield, England.  Call and inspect our stc k  before  buying  elsewhere.  Links  Bracelets  Toilet Sets  Baby Sets  Brushes  Milttary Sets  Jewel Cases  Fire Irons  Jardinieres and  Vases  Man/cure ��ets  Sterling Novelties  �� iiver Mounted Whisks  Toilet Bottles  Etc, Etc., Etc.  All lepairing guaranteed.  Jacob Dover, "The Jeweler.  C P. R. Time Inspector NELSON, B.C.  9*  Uvs  CLOSING  OUT ANNOUNCEMENT  Martin O'Reilly & Co. in making their closing out announcement, and beg to tender their thanks to  their many friends aud customers for past patronage during the time they have been in business in Nelson. .We propose giying' the public generally, a life's opportunity in buying Dry Goods at prices never  befoie approached in the Kootenays or elsewhere. During the.past week onr store has presented a .veiy  lively appearance and we feel satisfied that our many, customers went away highly pleased with their bargains. The startling reductions in every department has been the means of greatly reducing our stock, but  we still have an enormous stock of goods to sell. And if price bieaking can do it, another week will see our  fixtures with considerably less goods on them.  '.xi  11  HOSIERY  AND   KNIT  WEAR. "  UNDER-  17 dozen black wool Hose in sizes  Si, 0 and 9i, were 35-cenfcs, now 25.  Children's plain and ribbed hose,  just the thing for school wear, at  20 aud 25 cents per pair.  Children's knit vests and drawers,  r 1  n white and grey, all sizes, from  25 ceuts up.  A very special line in women's  vests, in white only.    A  well fin-  "islied garment.   They were So ceuts,  now 50 cents.  Our  leader   in  grey   and  white  vests that were 90 cents,,now 8.".  cents.  A limited number of ladies' combinations are out for this sale at  75 cents.  KID GLOMES.  We still hevo a fairly good assortment of shades in Perrin's Famous Gloves. Those that were  $1.25, now 90 cents. Our best make  $1.50, now $1.10.  CORSETS,  GIRDLES   AND COR  SET WAISTS.  The 75c quality, now 40 cents.  Tlie $1.00 ^quality, now GO cents.  The $1.25 quality, now 85 ceuts.  The $1.50 quality, now $1.10.  A full line of D. & A. corsets in  better grades are all reduced on a  similar basis.  Children's corset waists that are  sold everywhere at 75 and 90 cents,  are now selling for 50 cents.  We have a snap in two or three  dozen mens' boiled shirts, siz-j 16,  16 1-2 and 17, worth from $1  to  $1.25, now 25 cents.  Jfcl    .,.  ^^'&'^'^'^'jn'^'1m'^'^'&'^''m''mm''f''^''* v ���> ' >* * -*g* * ifr * S1' S*' *3fr *-tS '-Sfc '-S *-3& * t&* ' <fe ^& *-tS' ^ ' ^ >*'^ *  v,*^<',*^.*^**^'^*^5r.*5^*��r.*5?'>��^'5^*5r*v,v-s     ^ ��� 0-00 ��� ^ * ^ * ^-^i-^^T^i^iySi. ^t^t^t^t^z^i^^-^  0?Y-:f&  ��� '7irr$  '&.  CLEARING OUT SALE  DRESS SKIRTS IN BLACK AND  NAVXV  Just ��.vo or three of these black  and navy dressy skirts that were  $7,50, now $4.75.  Our $5.50 and $6.50 black creponne skirts are now marked $3.75  and $4.50. .  We have quite a few tailor made  suits still left and as we have no  intention of taking them with us  we have re-marked them as follows:  Suits that were $10 now $5.  Suits that were $15 now $8."  The betier suits are marked away  do ivn  GO TPIEY MUST.  WOMENS' RAIN COATS.  ALL SIZES.  Rain coats that were $7 now  $4.90.  Rain coats .(Raglan) that were  $12 now $7.-  Here's a snap we came near missing.  A lot of children's jackets in navy  and navy corded in cardinal and  white that were $5.50 going at $2.  Also four or five others that were  $4.50 are now $1.50.  DRESS DEPARTMENT.  There are several dress pattern  in lengths of 6 yards that were  $4.50 are now $2.25.  Every piece of dress goods is  marked to sell.  A lot of figured black and fancy  dress goods that were 75 cents now  40 cents.  DOMESTIC DEPARTMENT.  Towels, quilts prints, sheeting,  pillow, cotton and comforters are  away down to rock-bottom prices  which will appeal to every thrifty  housewife.  Ribbons, laces and embroideries  have come in for their share of price  cutting. And all kinds of small  wares and trimmings will be given  special attention.  CLEARING OUT SALE  dawn of the Golden' Age." To such an  outlook Socialism will lead every man  who gives it his honest consideration.  First let.me tell you that Socialism  aims .at. Briefly the enrire science may  bo summed up as follows: "The Collective Ownership of the means of production and distribution; the collective  management of the means of production  and distribution, and the equal opportunity of all the people to use, of these  means of production and distribution,  as collectively owned and managed."  Nothing very terrible about, that, is  there?' Nothing to shock the Christian  principles of my Christian brother,  .nothing to delude the unwary, nothing  to scare the timid, nothing to assail  the respectability of the most honorable  member of society! Yet we are warned  in solemn accents from the pulpit and  press that Socialism will destroy individuality, restrain liberty, encourage  laziness, annihilate ambition and crucify genius in the sons of men.  It seems easy, yet we are told it is  impractical, Utopian and visionary. It  looks righteous yet the sufferer from  chronic objections tells us" it is anti-  Christian, athestical and contrary to  God's plan. It has for its-apostles the  thinkers, the poets, the philosopher's,  the literary men,, the professors, the  preachers and the' scientists of the age,  yot we are told that, its chief exponents  are unbelievers, cranks and thc bobtail and riff-raff of society.  Lot us take these objections one by  one and treat them to a little fresh air.  Socialism will destroy individuality, in  other words it will make every man just  like his neighbor. At the present time  the coal oil of he American continent is  collectively managed by a consolidation  of individuals, known as the Standard  Oil Company. Did Rockefeller sacrifice  any of his peculiar identity when he  joined hands with the others fellows in  the oil ring? The water supply for the  city of Nelson is collectively owned by  thejvhole_people;__noreov_er_it_i9_col___  lectively managed and collectively distributed for private consumption in the  homes of the city. Does your individuality suffer because you do not personally pump the water you need out  of a hole in your back yard? You get  your letters through a collectively  owned and collectively operated postal  system. Does it in any sense interfere  with the development, of your natural  traits of character because you share the  benefit with the whole people? Do you  read your letter with less zest because  the stamp on it cost no more than thc  stamp on the other fellow's letter?  Does your sweetheart become any less  your own because her letters jostled the  other fellow's letter in the same postal  bag?  You went to a public school collectively owned and collectively used by the  whole youthful population. Do you  look less like yourself or act less like  yourself because all the other boys in  the neighborhood went to that same  school?  You were brought up in a family  where all the means of life were collectively owned and collectively used. You  washed in the same basin and wiped on  the same towel, your brother used, and  yet your mother used to say, "Those  boys are no more alike than if they  were strangers; what suits John is hateful to Tom; John is all for his books  and Tom wants nothing but a jack-  knife and a bit of wood." And John  studied law or gospel and you became a  mechanic.  In the face of all this how can you believe that we should become a nation  of peas in pods if not only our water,  but our coal, not only our roads but our  locomotives and vehicles, not only our  postofflce but our bakeries, not only  our jails but our factories, not only our  schools but our farms were collectively  owned and collectively operated for the  benefit of the whole people.  Then we are told Socialism will restrain liberty. Whose liberty? What,  liberty? It will most assuredly restrain  the liberty of the able-bodied voluntary  idler to appropriate nine-tenths of your  earnings to support him in luxury while  you toil in penury. It will restrain tbo  liberty of a few individuals to appropriate the wealth of he world and give"  you a dole, as it suits their caprice or  their emergency���a dole that is withdrawn the moment your earning power  ceases thro' any cause. The man who  employs a horse feeds him, even when  he cannot for the time use his labor,  but the employer of men feeds and  clothes them only as long as their labor  is his immediate necessity. If his horse  sickens he calls in a veternary surgeon  and gives him a comfortable stall,, but  if his man sickens he turns him out to  starve. What liberty has the worker  then, being absolutely dependent -upon  the purchasing of his labor power? He  is not free to wear the clothes ho needs  to make him comfortable; he is not, free  to eat the food his palate appreciates;  he is not free to.live his own life; he is  denied the right that is common to serfs  the world .over; that of mating with  his kind and procreating the race, for.  the average man dare not marry under  the present system. With ho certainty  that he will be able to support himself  he dare not assume the responsibility  for other lives. He has but one minute  of absolute freedom in the year, or once  in four years as the case may be, and  that is when he is hidden in thc polling  booth. Will he always uso that single  minute of liberty.to perpetuate liis slavery? Not so, in that solitary minute  of freedom, wrested from his oppressors  the proletaire will shortly strike the  blow that means liberty indeed. Let  me .ask with Vandervelde, how in the  name of common sense liberty can be  compromised by the fact of an increasing number of self-reglulating public  services being operated collectively instead of being left to the operation of  private individuals. Is the public less  free when it rides on a municipally  owned street car than on a private one?  Is it less free when it consumes municipal water or turns on municipal electric light instead of using the water or  burning the light of a private company? Is it. not perfectly evident, on  the contrary, that the socialization of  capitalist monopolies by the citizens of  a democracy is the very condition of  real liberty?  Another chronic objection plagues  the industrious souls of those people  who, like the Indian,__enjoy_no_work_so_  well as to "sit on the fence and see  white men hoe corn." Socialism will  encourage laziness, they say. And I  ask in return what, our present system  is doing when it turns millions of men  into a worklcss world to tramp and beg  or starve, when it remunerates labor so  miserably that the tramp himself is as  well off at the end of the year as the  hardest toiler? Is the only incentive  to toil provided by an empty stomack?  Give a man the fruit; of his labor and  time to enjoy it, and you will give' him  encouragment to keep working. Socialism makes absolutely no provision  for the lazy man; it will make it possible to justly apply the biblical rule,  "If a man will not work neither shall  he eat." Today those who work the  least, eat the most.  Then we are told that our inventors  will cease to invent, our artists will  cease to create, our poets will cease to  sing and we will all become a nation of  wooden heads.- This is an objection so  palpably false, so utterly silly that is is  hardly worth consideration. Let me  ask, however, if any of you believe that  any really great work was done for  money. The poets, the inventors, the  artists and the genuises have nearly all  lived and worked and died in poverty;  working because they had to work out  the God-given talent within them, sacrificing the present prospect to the  chimerical vision unfolding within them.  How many of tho world's great ones we  have murdered prematurely, how many  sweet songs we have smothered unsung  by our hellish , competition system of  greed we can never know. Professor  Marshall says, "More than one half of  the best natural genius born into a  country is born among the working  classes and to a large extent lost on  account of the lack of opportunity.  Give geius a chance, make our artists  and inventors free to work out thoir  glorious dreams, and we may become  a nation of Gods with aspirations reaching to the clouds.  Along the same line is the objection  it will, I grant you, annihilate our unworthy ambitions, our ignoble sins, and  give us a chance to fire our eyes upon  higher things. Today the only ambition  we recognize is the ambition to aninss  money. The child is taught it in its  inf.iiK.y, the boy is schooled to thinlcj.be  highest, type of manhood will be  achieved when he has gathered together  a million dollars, no matter by what  means. He cannot earn, but he can, by  hook or by crook get his fingers upon  P. Burns & Co.  Head Omcir at  NELSON, B. O.  Wholesale and Retail   r  Dealers in Meats  Markets &C   Nelson,- Rosslauti,   Tra.il,   Raslo, Ymir,   Saudo-o,   Silveru>*a,  Noi��  Denver, Revelstoke, Ferg-ii-uin   (3���nrl  Forkn, Gruenvxi6, Gaticade Oioy, Mid-.-*^  wav,  and   Vano^n^or.  ���A  *      /        *��  7&  It-/-?    rtrft  ' -      '   ��r*    &?***����  -V.-*wa**-;��KS  -..}������ iryiyx^tm  -.���\r.-.'ir��i>>��m-;[  - x y~jri^.ffi*\  '��� f. Y'-i-%!$&'  - 'i?-:&teM  -. yZz^px^m)':  ���'/*���'  T  West Kootenay Butcher Co;  ALL KLVOS OF  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  --V!J  ' WHOLESALE AND KETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  K. W. C BLOCK  WARD STREET  E. C. TRAVES, Manager  the earnings of other men and so become  a great man in the community. May  God forgive us for having created nnd  perpetuated and glorified such ideals!  Socialism will remove thom_afan_fnonius, and this ignoble ambition will give  place to ..on;ct!img else. Man will live  and .-trivc lo benefit the race, he may  even consider it not an unworthy ambition to bo good, even to pattern his  life by thc one who is defined yet degraded by thc Christian world.  A more potent objection is offered by  the doubters who say, 'Socialism is all  right in theory but it can never be put  in the way of carrying out thc whole  Socialistic proganda is not denied; that  it is impractical we most emphatically  deny. It has been said, "The .luostion  as to whether economic brotherhood is  practical is a question of whether  Christianity is practical." Another says  "Rather than Utopian it is the widest  possiblo application of practical relationship in thc place of inherited  prejudice and privilege, wilte their  countless train of barbarities."  There is not room in the space of  this paper to discuss ways and means,  but Mart, Vanderwelde, Ltibnccht and  others have given scientific solutions  to each phrase of its problem that may  arise, and if you will but. become a  student of Socialism your objections  will all be vanished. The trusts have  demonstrated the practicability, of collection ownership; all the Socialist  asks is that the trust be widened to admit all the people to its benefits.  Dunsmuir and Bodwell Have a  Tilt.  According to the Victoria Times, there  is quite :i ripplo of amusement in the supremo court causud by some spirited pas-  s.-ig-cs between premier Dunsmuir and K.  V. Bodwell. Mr. Dunsmuir hail been summoned ns a witness for tho defendant In  the action brought by 13. U. Harris against  Mrs. Joan Punstnulr, which has been occupying the attention ot the court for several days. Mr. Hodwell raised some objection to a question put to the witness  by sir Charles riibbert Tupper, on tlie  Km und that it as "ltiinlnjf," when the  premier surprised all present by remarking*  In his well-known emphatic manner: "I'd  like you to understand, sir, that I refuse  to be led by anybody. You can't lead me;  nor. can anyone else. I'm here lo give evidence,  and   I'll  frlve  it.   Understand   that."  Later on. when Mr. Hodwell had asked  the witness a few questions in cross-examination, and was taking bis seat, Mr.  Dunsmuir caused a further, sensation by  volunteering the statement, "There's  something else I'd like to say, Mr. Rod  well."  "Oh,     I'm    not ' asking    you    anything  further,"  replied Mr. Bodwell.  ������Jint there's something I want to say,  -ill  llie same,"  the witness persisted.  "Well,   if  it'^ anything  relating  to  what  _j}<-i-Ur__ad between���Mr,���llarrls-^and���Mrs.���  Punsmuir,  you   may   toll   it  to  the court,"-  was the reply.  Af'cr sonic discussion between counsel  and Mr. .lus'.iec Walkem on the point, it  was decided that the witness might speak,  if the plaintiff's costs were paid. Mr, l5od-  v.'ill recollc-ted coming to him some time  ajro with a proposition to drop the ease  if the plaint irt costs were paid. Mr. Rod-  well denied emphatically that he had dono  an*yilili'K of the sort.  "1   say  you  did!    I    say   you    did!"    cc- .  '.'[���linicil Mr.  Dunsmuir, pounding the table.  "Vou came to me and offered to settle the  ease   If  we'd   p;>y   your  costs,   and   we   refused   to   have  anything  to  do  with   you."  "That's unfortunate for me," remarked  the learned counsel, "as I shall be forced  to uo into the witness box and deny It."  which, however, the court declined to  alloy him to do If he Intended to conduct  the ease, so Mr. Tlodwell had to content,  himself with denying the assertion and  slating that anything he had done was  done in the protection of his client's Interests. An may be Imagined, the incident caused quite n sensation In the court  room.  i  New Fast Mail Service.  NKW YORK, December 15.���The London  correspondent of the Triune says it Is  ���s-tated that mi Important agrement will  shortly be arrived at in connection With  thc. proixised fast mail service to Canada.  Correspondence is now proceeding between  the Dominion authorities and the colonial  ollicc on the subject and it is understood  that the long standing difficulty ns to tho  proportion of the subsidy to be borne by  the imperial government will be disposed  of by the Dominion government's contribution upon condition that the contractors  give special facilities for carrying Canadian dairy and other products for the homo  markets.  Bond of One Million Dollars.  HOUSTON, Texas, December 15.���H.  Baldwin Rice, who has been temporary  administrator, has filed a bond of one  million dollars in the probate court of  Harrison county and has given letters  of administration as permanent administrator of the estate of William *M.  Rice, tho millionaire "whom A. T. Patrick is accused of having murdered. Mr.  Rice is a nephew of the dead man. The  estate in Texas is valued at six million  dollai'3 THE  NELSON TRIBUNE   MONDAT   MOBNING,  DECEMBER  16, 190L  M  J&*-*-* **���*��� ***.***.*&���.***>.&*.* fe��'��66*:66ee**:6**6666'*6S*feSSft��:6*:%i  *  Mi  '-&  Mi  w  Mi  Mi  Mi  Mt  10  Ml  Ml  Mi  Mi  ��  Ml  Ml  Mi  Mi  Mi  m>  Mi  Ml  Ml  *  - ��k  Mi  Mi  ���Ml  ti*  IN MAKING YOUR GH01QE OF CHRISTMAS PRESENTS DO HOT OVERLOOK  1 HE FACT THAT WE CARRY THE LATEST LINES OF  PERFUMERY  From all the best makers, also Hair Brushes, Clothes  Brushes, Hat Brushes, Millitary Hair Brushes and numerous other kinds, made with genuine bristle and with eilher  Ebony, Wood or Ivory backs.  A fine line of Ebony  backed  Hand   Mirrors  which  we  are offering at very reasonable prices.  W. F. TEETZEL  %***-*9**** ************ ***'***  & CO.  m  m  *_��  ifi  tt  ��  ft  m  ft  i.  to  *  n>  Si  RAILWAY TIME, TABLE  CANADIAN PACIFIC SYSTEM  LKAVE  5 a. iu.  Daily.  ���*** ***���*���*���*���**'*���*���***'** *** 33�� S*  LEAVE  0:10 p. in.  Daily  G:I0 p. in  Daily  8 a. ui.  8 a. tii.  [crows NKST RAILWAY  lCiislcunouk, Orostuii. Movie,  Cniiibrouk, Slurysvillc, hirt  Sleulo, IClko, Kerniu, Alichel,  Bliiirinore, Frank, Macleod.  LethbrulKO, Winnljiog, and  nil ICastcrn poinUs.  ARK1VK  4 ]>��� m-  Daily.  COLUMBIA & KOOTENAY  RAILWAY  I Ruligon. Xiikunn, Arrowhead,  llcvclstokc.iiml all pointH cast,  liuul west on 0.P.11. main lino.  Hobson, Trail and Uosnlaml.  Uolmon, CokciuIo, Grand  .Porkg, I'lnui-.ix. Urconwooil  and Midway.  (Daily except, Sunday)  Hobson. Trail and Rosslunil  (Daily oxceiit Sunday)  AitiuvK  10:10 P.iii,  Daily  10:10 J).iu.  Daily  10:10 p.m.  11:35 a.m.  Having added to ray stock..a large  'range of Youth's Boy's, and^'Children's  clothing,  1  am  now prepared to offer  to the public the best variety ol these  goods ever shown in Nelson.  Everything is new and up-to-date  and are selling at the very lov/est prices.  Intending purchasers will do: well to  examine ray stock and get prices before  purchasing elsewher.  I.KAVK  10 a. in.  I.EAVK  I p.m.  ���1 p. m.  SLOCAN UIVKUKAILW'Y  Slocan City, Silverton, New  Denver. Tliiee l'*ork��, Sandon  . (Daily excegt. Sunday)  KOOTKNAY   LAKE  STEAMBOATS  Bal four, Pilot. Bay, Ainsworth  |lvaslo and all Way Landings.  (Daily except Sunday)  Lardo and all points on the  Lnrclo & Trout. Lako Brunch.  (Tuesdays, Thurfidays and  Saturdivys.)  AKKIVIi  |:wo, p. in.  11 a. m  GREAT HOETHERN SYSTEM.  217 and 219  Baker Street.  J. A. GILKER  Offers Many Opportunities  for Careful, Buyers.  , '-   We have no rubbish, the accumulation ot years, but are offer-  ing you NEW GOODS at  I.KAVK  Depot  !).!u a.m  Mount'in  lti:3t) a.m.  Daily.  NKLSON  &  VOllT   S1IKP-  PAllD  RAILWAY'  Ymir. Salmo, Kric. Waneta,  .Northport, 1 tunslaml, t olvillc  and Spokane.  LKAVK '  iv.islo  7 a.m.  NeUun  (1:011 p. in.  Daily  KOOTKNAY LAKH  STEAMBOATS  Balfour, Pilot liny, Aiiiswort.h  liaslo and all \N ay Laiidinys.  AKUIVF.  Dopot.  I!:tf>l>.iii.  Mount'in  "cj'.ip.m.  Daily  AltlllVK  lvaslo  .*)::**') p. in.  Nelson  il:*j0a.m.  ��� Daily  Reduction in Smelting Rates.  NELSON,   December It. ��� To  the  Editor  Our Xmas offers include:  PAKLOR SUITES        '  BED BOOM SUITES  : COUCHES AND LOUNGES  RATTAN  GOODS  CHIFFONIERS  ROCKERS, CHAIRS  ,: CARPETS AND RUGS  U.  ,<G0QD,CHEERn STOVES AND.RANGES  We are in the 'market again this season with this line of  Sioves. After handling- thefn for a number of years we are  convincEcl that they are lhe only Stoves that give  ABSOLUTE SATISFACTION.    ' -  Call and see our large and complete line.  LAWRENCE   HARDWARE   CO.  In-Dortera. and Dealers in Shelf and Heavy Bard-ware  of The U-'runme: i -unserve in one  of your items in the column headed  "City and District," a report of a conversation with a prominent mining man regard-  ins reduction in cost of smelting. It may  intorest some of your readers if we, riuote.  from thc pricos, received in the net rc-  t'.mis from the smelters last December as  compared with this December Cor lead and  silver. Those figures merely represent thu  actual cash received from tha smelters,  arid of course from which will have to bo  deducted thc cost of mining, taxes, etc.,  which we may, for the purpose of argument, assume are approximately the samo  for this year as for last year. ' ���  On   Deccmb&r   15lh,   1300, - the   smelters  mado settlements at the rate of $2.75% per  100  pounds   of   lead,   and - for  silver   at  01  cents   per   ounce.   This" year   settlements  were  made  on   the 4th "of 'Dcccmher at a  rate for lead of $1.37% por 100 pounds, and  for  silver  at  C'l  cents  per  ounce.'.On   the  llth' Decembor   instant   lead   wis   settled  for at a rate of $1.3:% por 100 pounds, and  silver at 51^ cents per ounce; whereas' on  the   Hill   of   December   in slant   the   basis  for  t-etllemcnt   for  lead   was  $1.27 ��� per  100  pounds, and for silver 53 cents per-ounces.  Upon the above basis a ton-of silver-lead  ore  carrying  25  per  cent  of-lead   and -(!0  ounces silver would have netted from the  smelters   on   tha  15th   December,  1900:   for  lead, 500 pounds, less smelter deduction''of  10' per   cent,    which    leaves   450.,'pounds,"  at $2.75% per 100 pounds, crpinls $12.;if'%; and  for silver, GO ounces, less smelter deduction  of 5 per cent, which leaves 57 ounces, nt <5t  cents,   equals   $S(i.4S,   or   a   total   of  $48.S7*r-i  per  ton,   oui   of  which   would   have  to   bo  paid the cost of supplies, powder, superintendence,   lob-or   for   mlnmg  and   also   for  development,   before   the  stockholders  obtain' any'.-��� dividend.';'.��� .    i . ���  On the basis of smelter settlements at  3 Ith December Instant, silver-lead ore containing the same quantities of load and silver per ton. namely, 25 por cent lead and GO  ounces silver, would net, before all deductions for mining, etc., as above, silver  $31.85, lead $5.71%, or a total of $87.06%, making a difference in the not returns from  smelters for silver-lead ore of the above  grade of $ll.Sl'/l per ton between the prices  paid one year ago and those prevailing at  present. From this it would appear that  we are receiving today less than one-half  for our lead than at this time last year  and nearly one-sixth less for our silver.  It may interest your readers lo learn  that the drop of ��35 in tho price of popper  In London, from about ��70 to present price  pf ��55, has at last affected the New York  pricos, which today are quoted at a drop  of from 16% to' 15V4 cents.  In view of the above, and tho fact of the  government offer of $5 a ton bonus this  year to lead refineries and a reduction In  the freight and treatment rates of atjeast  $5 a ton would be none too great to induce  the nresent shippers of lead ore to continue under adverse circumstances of the  markets.  The life of a mine is .somewhat like tho  life of a patent; its profits have to bo made  during the period In which ore can bo  taken out, and if production is continued  at very low profits, it may mean the exhaustion of the life of a mine before even  the cost of purchase and expenditure on  milling machinery havo been repaid.  Tn cases of ores with a high percentage  of lead, the losses are proportionately  otroater than would appear from the above  basis of 25 por cent lead.  Ro far as we know, and wo received a  communication from tho leading smelter  the day beforo yesterday, no conclusions  have yet boon arrived at by the smelters  of Kootenay os to what rates they aiv  prepared to offer for Kootonay ores. Tt is  needless to say, however, that n reduction  of $2 per ton would he comparativelyflittlo  help to the producers from mines carrying.a high percentage of load and comparatively low values .In'silver. Estimates .hnv  been made from time to time as to the  possible production of the Kootenays; and  it is probably not out of the way to say  that two-thirds of the total possible production would run 50 per cent and over in  lead, and perhaps 'considerably less silver  than the figures estimated as above. Yours  truly. J.  nor>T2*RICK KOnHRTSON."  to  to  T^.^.^-^T^.^7^7^.007}S^^-0rr'00'00.00'0/'00.00.00'00.00-00.00'00.t^^^'0_i'^'^  ESTABLISHED 1892  ������j*.  to'  to  to  to  m  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  .&  Portland Cement  Fire Brick  Fire Clay-  Sheet Iron  T Rails  Ore Cars  Blowers  Exhausters  Pumps  Graniteware  tinware  to  to  to  to  to  to  HARDWARE AND IRON MERCHANTS   ��  to  to  HEATING STOVES      |  COOKING STOVES  AND  RANGES  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  STORES AT  KASLO, B.C.  00.00.0f..mr.00.  ��__*fif  -*-NELSON, B.C.  ,00.fX*.00t.f0,00>00.0f. 00.0*.00.02.00.00.(0'. 00.00,00. 00.0*.0t.00.00 ,00.00.00.00.00   &_'J*.  :'    to  SANDON, B.C.    to  Receipts Weres Almost $1000.  Treasurer Hcathcotc of the Nelson Operatic Society reports the receipts of the four  performances of the'Chimes of Normandy  as $925. This sum, it- is expected, will leave  a   small   balance   aftor -the   accounts   are  paid, a result which the officers of the society are  pleased  to  note  In view  of  thc  heavy expenditures Incidental  to  the production.  Now  that  their  latest effort  has  been carried through to 'a successful issue,  i t will. be' in order; for the members ofthe  society to have a meeting and hand out a  few boiiciuets to' those :who were mainly instrumental in bringing It about. None but  those who had 'a:hand in the affair, know  of the labor attached lo an amateur production' of  the   kind."-The.  application  required on'the'-part'of-the performers' themselves is iir itself no"small sacrifice,- but in  addition   to   this'Mliore  is  a  great, deal  of  work which is apt-Jo be lost sight of when  the opera is-running aloifg smoothly before  iv crowded' house: One of tho'.'ofllccrs .of.the  society who is deserving of special praise,  arid who,so far. appears.t'6 have been overlooked,   is  TSmmct  C.   Brown,   the  tireless  stage manager.  Tt Is doubtful  if his work  could   be  improved' oii,   andx certainly  the  stagtn'g'of the opera last-week. Is the.best  that  has  been'  seen   In1"' Nelson.  With   respect to the costumes it'may he. said that  thoy  came  from  Philadelphia,   the  use  of  which   cost   the   society   some   $175.   J-Icrr  Steiner, tho conductor, Is also deserving of  praise. T-Tc had  tho members of the  troup  in training for the past three months, and  that  he   had   the  members   of   them   well  LOT  We have purchased the Madson Stock at a low rate on'the dollar.   It consists of  FURNISHINGS, BOOTS, SHOES, HAT, CAPS,.  RUBBERS    AND   BLANKETS.  ^T5  1  ALL THESE GOODS TOGETHER WITH THE BALANCE OF OUR  '&  OR  UNDER THE  Ifll^i,!  "^7i77^7opportunity at ihe right time oMhe year to get FALL AND WINTER.  POODS S or c-s never beforc heard of In Nelson. We have a specially heavy and cho.ee  SSSV rin'slits, Boots and Shoes and Underwear. Our .prices will talk. . Come and  see- for yourselves.  PHONE 10  P. 0. BOX 197  999  9 9 0  grounded was best attested hy the smoothness which chn.nu-to.ri_od each I and every  production. Then there should he a houciuct  for Melville Parry, tho business manager,  and as he might ho termed the advance  man for the show. His work-was soon'in  thc box receipts, :is from the date of llu-  ..commencement*, of the rehearsals he was  booming the affair, and nothing contributes  ���more satisfactorily to the success of an entertainment of the kind than a good generous box ofllco talcing.  IF BROWN SOLD IT IT'S GOOD  j��J*****J3.^r_r.*c_ t_si.-ixxx.txa \0tozx. *stti_-_m-Tfc 00K  Peels, Raisins, Currants, Dates, Figs  Spices, Icings, Extracts, Cake Trimmings  Oranges, Lemons and  Grapes  OUR   STOCK   IS   COMPLETE  Mail or Phone your order.    It will   receive prompt attention.  Holly and Mistletoe arriving  Acting under instructions from Maria  Madson, the undersigned will offer for  .sale by  public auction in his ollice  G. 19  at 2 o'eloek  Thnt desirable piece of residence .property  consisting of lots IS, 10, and 20 in block 100,  linviii gn frontage of 75 feet on Mill street,  between Kootenay and Falls, upon which  is erected a new two-story dwelling of  sc-vens rooms. Terms and further particulars may be obtained upon application to  the undrsigncd.  Chas. A. Waterman & Co.  Auctioneers  : Rooms 14 and 15 K. W. C. Block.  Harriet Beecher Stowe, who wrote "Uncle Tom's Cabin,"  used to keep a little card on her desk, and on this card was  printed the words: " Do it Now!" She explained that the  little card got her in the habit of doing things when they  should be done, 't is good advice to Christmas shoppers���  this "Do it Now!" Takeoff to yourself."^Pick"-out-your-gifts-  Wlonday, or some day next week anyway, "to it Now!"  And do it where money is to be saved.  HERS  BAKER STREET  JEWELERS  NELSON.  B. C  ine;l,soin9 b.  c  E*X?-���?������-��� t -**��*"x-fi��!  W&&J  STRICT ATTENTION  .PROMPT DELIVERY  REAL ESTATE  INSURANCE BROKERS  Agents for Trout Lake Addition  (Bogustown) Fairview Addition.  Acreage property adjoining the park  And J. & J. Taylor safes.  These safes can be bought from us on  two year's time without interest  TELEPHONE 39  p. O. BOX 527.  CHARLES HILLYER, President. HARRY HOUSTON, Secreta-y.  Hr.vo just lecei red 3,000,0    feet ot log. from Jdalio. ami -vvo <iro prepaid, to cut tho largest bill  of tiuibor of any dimensUniB or lengths.   Estimates givon ab any timo.   Tho largest stock of sash,  doors, and mouldings in Kootonay.  COAST LUMBER OF ALL  KINDS QN HAND  OFFICE AND YARDS:   CORNKR BALU AND FBONT STREETS.  333 West Baker Street, Nelson.  CHRISTMAS PUDDING '  We have the best stock of peel and Christmas  fruits in the city. Everything; fresh. This season's  lemon, orange and citron peel, cleaned currants  and raisins,   ��� ��� -  TEI.El'llONU Mo  ORDER YOUR  TEU-I'HOXB 35  FROM  KELSON FREIGHTING AMD TRANSFER CO.  Houston Bloelc  Nelson, B O.  T  ���ti *  A. IRVING & CO.  ANTHRACITE AND ROSLYN  ALWAYS ON HAND  Offlco: Baker Street,  321 TO 331 BAKBR STREET, KELSON  ftlEALS 25 CENTS  Rooms Lighted by Electricity and Heated oy Steam 25 Cents to St.  "AMERICAN AHQ EUROPEAH  PLANS

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