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 i#��M  xi  ^  ESTABLISHED   1892  TUESDAY  MOKNTOG,  DECEMBER  24   1901  DAILY EDITION  LILLIE DISMISSED  MAYOR FLETCHER DiD NOT  LIKE HIM.  SAYS. THE CHIEF SPOKE DISPAR-  AGINLY OF HIM TO AN INSURANCE MAN.  Chief Lillie is no longer head of the  Nelson firo department. Ho was the  most efficient fireman the city has had.  . His handling of the brigade was good,  ond' he had the rcs-i-octand good will  of all the. members of the. department,  but" he did not suit, mayor Fletcher and  his official head was demanded last  evening. It was not possible even for  the Fletcher wing of the council to. fire  the chief because he was not a favorite  of Ihe mayor, so the charge was set up  that he was not competent. The matter was fought out at a. meeting of the  fire, water and light committee, which  was held early in the afternoon, at  which the mayor attended. Alderman  Irving, chairman of the committee,  championed the causes of the chief, but  he was in a helpless minority, and the  finding cf the committee went against  him." In the full meeting of tho council  the chief had more friends., alderman  Madden and Hamilton being opposed  to firing him without further eaupe boing shown than the displeasure of the  mayor. Aldarman Selous, however, took  r-fug'c behind the report of themajority  of the committoe. which made four  ag-iinst thc chief to three in his favor,  and his dismiss-al was accomplished.'  The reception o�� thc fire, water and  light committee regarding tho suspension of chief Lillie and driver Stutter of  the fire brigade occupied most of the  time o the council at its regular meeting last night. Thc report simply slated  that it approved of thc action of the  mayor in suspending them. As to lhe  question of the efficiency of the fire chief  there was considerable divergence" of  opinion. Thc mayor stated thai his orders to the chief had not been obeyed,,  that tho chief bad. spoken .very "disparagingly of .him to au insurance inspector, had not kept up proper discipline  in the fire brigade and. was not acquainted with the large buildings of the  city as he should be. A number of complaints had been made about the claeJ  to him from time to time and he did noU  cousider that the'ehief had given satis--  faction..  Alderman Paterson supported' the  mayor.. At the meeting bf the committee'  bo had been surprised -at the sta^e of  things that had been shown, alihoufl  aware that mailers had not been g-j-'ng  as they should be for some time. He  considered that a change was absolutely  necessary: for the good of the,,city.  Alderman Gillett .said that the committee had enquired: into the matter  fully and the result of their enquiry .'.���.���.'is  contained   in' the  report.  Alderman Selous said he did not think  the report, of the committee showed  whore they were at. It upheld the  mayor, but did, not recommend any-  -thing:���---He���would���likeH:o-know-something more about the matter, but as the  committee which had been appointed to  look into the matter nad presumably,  fulfilled its duties he would vote with  the majority.  Alderman Hamilton stated that he was  like alderman Selous. He would like to  know more about, the matter. Long experience had shown him that it was not  only right but good'policy that before  a man was discharged that the fullest:  enquiry, should be made into his case,  and in this he would nice to hear from  the other side. The committee had  doubtless looked well into it, but one  member of it was against te report, and  if the. council was to act in the matter  he would like to hear more about it.  Alderman Irving said that at the  meeting of the committee no charges of  any moment had been brought against  the chief. It was his intention to move  that the chief be reinstated. There was  a clique working against the chief, and  a lot had been done with the intention  of injuring him, but. he considered him  a-most efficient man.  Alderman Madden said he had known  the chief for 22 years and-had always  regarded .him as steady and efficient. He  did not think the city could get a better  man.  A vote was taken on which mayor  Fletcher, and aldermen Selous, Gillett,  and Patterson voted in favor of the report being adopted and aldermen Hamilton, Irving and Madden against.  A letter was read from (H. Stutter,  resigning his'position as driver, which  was accepted.  A communication was read frcm secretary Mason of the tramway company  stating that his letter of July 16th, regarding not being able to dispose of  power, was Avritten tinier a misapprehension, and asking to withdraw it.  Another letter was also read , stating  that his company w-re prepared to supply the city with the power that wan  then unused by them. It was decided  on motion that this offer should be accepted, the question of terms, etc.. be-  left in the hands of tho mayor ar.d tho  suporirtendeTit -^f the power plant.  H. R. Cameron on behalf of the committee of the la?t Dominion Day celebration appeared be*��ore the council to  inform them that the committee owed a  balance of Sl.07.45. and asked if the  council would help Ihern out by paying  this amount. After somo discussion it  was decided that this should be done.  Alderman    Silous    introduced    by  law IOC to enable the council  to raise tho sum of $15,000 to  cover .the amount of tlie overdraft for the completion of the business  or the current year, the principle need  be'ng payment of the estimates on the  high school/. This by-law was passed  through throe readings unaiiiir.c uslv.  Chicago's Claim Considered.  CITY OF MEXICO, December 23.���At  today's session of the Panama conference VolneyW. Foster, United States  delegate, proposed that. Chicago be added lo the list of cities having,a claim to  a .branch of the proposed Pan-American  bank. His motion was accepted by 12  votes. Bolivia and Ecuador voted in the  negative and Chili abstained,from voting, but Walker Martinez, one of Uie  Chilian -delegates explained that this  was because his country's delegation had  abstained from1 voting oil tlie main project,and; not from any 'lack of good will  toward Chicago, to which city he;paid  a noteworthy tribute. The project of, a  treaty for protection against anarchists  was read.      DEAL ON THE QUEEN GROUP  Lease and Bond Given.  An important mining deal was put  through on .Saturday which will lead to  the development, of the Queeen group  of claims on Wolf creek, adjoining the  Yelloy/sl.on.e property. The deal on.the  Queen group is one of the results of the  shutdown at the Yellowstone, as the  parties who have secured control of the  Queen projjbse to utilize the plant and  mill of the Yellowstone property in its  development.  In some quarters it is said that an  under '-landing exists between the holders  of the bond on the. Queen and the Yellowstone company, and. that in the event  of the .property developing well that, it  will be turned over to the Yellowstone.  This may or may not be" true, but color  is givon to the ieport by reason of the  circumstance, lan I J. W. Holmes, \vho  negotiated the deal on the Queen group,  was for some time foreman at the Yellowstone.     -. "  The Queen group consists ot four  claims and is owned by John A. Turner,  "William Waldie and Michael Scully of  this cily. Tho principal work performed  upon it consists of a,tunnel which has  been driven for a distance of 130 "feet.  The lodge is a very large one. At one  point it was crosscut for a distance of 32  feet but the second wall was not reached.  "'All sorts of assays have been received,  from the ore, which is free milling. The  highest received by t.he owners of the  property was $68 in gold, but even  higher assays are said to have been received by the parties who have taken  the bond upon it. Sufficient work has  not been - done yet to speak with any  degree of certainty either as to the  values of lhe oro, or its extent, but it  is said to be conservatively estimated  that above the present tunnel, level there  is a good"body of ore which will average  $12 in gold values to the ton.  The^bond secured-by Mr. Holmes is  in thc nature of a lease and bond, the  two running concurrently, from January  2nd, for one year. The lease.conditions  are said to call for tho payment of 15  per cent of the receipts from ore shipments and in the event of. the bond being taken up at the expiry of. the lease  there is to be a payment of $50,000.. The  holders:of the bond will start work on  the day after Chi islmas, and they expect, to have a shipment" of ore through-  the Yellowstone mill inside of sixty  days. They estimate they will have to  stand an expenditure of something like  .?l��000 before/they will be in. shape to get  anything like results out of the Queen.  Their first work will be the construction  of a tramway : for 2000 feet "from; the  Querandumn to the Yellowstone mill,  aud they will also have to build a pipe  line so as to use the Yellowstone air  compressor. From the fact that they  ha.ve secured a lease upon the Yellowstone plnnt''it may he taken that, the  Yellowstone'-* pronerty has closed down  for pood, unless tho development, of the  Queen property proves sufficiently encouraging to warrant a resumntion of  onerations. and the further development  of the Yellowstone in connection with  the working of the Queen.  Queen Alexandra 111.  LONDON, December 23.���The Associated Press hears that the condition of  queen Alexandra is more serious than  has been given* out, and that it causes  some anxiety. Doctors are in constant  attendance upon her majesty. A bulletin issued "at noon today says the queen  is progressing favorably, but that the  extensive arrangements made for  Christmas festivities at Sandringham,  including large shooting parties, have  all been upset "and that their majesties  will spend Christmas at Marlborough  House.* The court circular of London  last night announced that the journey  of the king and queen Alexandra to  Sandringham,. where they were to spend  Christinas, had been postponed in consequence of a slight indisposition of her  majesty. It was then understood that  the state of the queen's health was not  serious.  Tt was announced later m the day that  the queen was suffering from a chill, but  that her condition is not considered to  be dangerous. It is expected her majesty will be able to leave her room in  a few days.  EASTERN CANADIAN TELEGRAMS  i.r~o^r^T T-w.,.,-nhp.r 23.���Colonel Mont-  izambert, D. O. C, is seriously ill.  oriKl'Kr:. December 2::.���Hon.. Charles  Fitzpatrlck  has  returned   from  fingland.  ���Wi"V!"C December 23.���It is under-  stoofl tonight thnt 1 lie Manitoba legislature  will be called together on January Oth for  tbe dispatch of business.  MONTREAL, December 2��. ��� Thc citv  council  today passed the first reading of  tho by-law practically making vaccination  compulsory under penalty of $10 line.  ���inb"i- 2:].���Tho steamship  Lako Ontario arrived today with the equipment Cor the third contingent. Tlie imperial government is supplying every thing for  thu new corps.  CORNWALL, December 23. ��� Andrew  Carnegie has promised Cornwall ?S00O for  a library building, the town agrees to furnish site and pay $700 per year for maintenance.  TORONTO, December 23.���Nearly flvto  hundred men employed in piano factories  in Toronto are out on strike today. The  Nordhcimer factory shut down this morning- virtually locking out. the men.  ���I'm���.ONT'* iVsnnmbcr ZJ.���Thc. directors  of the new Toronto hotel decided-today to  add wings to the building, making eight  in all. The additions will bring the cost  of the building up to $1,250,000.  MONTREAL, December 23.���Recruiting  for extra men for the Canadian South African contingent opened : in eastern cities  today. No difficulty was experienced in securing the desired number of men of high  standard.  '.on, KPr^vrr-i!-! Ontario, December 23.���  ������Walter, and Isaac Kersey, of. Edy's mills,  have been arrested in connection with tlie  alleged robbing of their store last Monday  morning. It was claimed the store had been  entered by, burglars, the safe blown open,  and $1350. in cash stolen. Of this $1150 belonged to J. McTaggart and had been left  with  the  brothers  for safe keeping.  Rathbon Receives Sentence  JEFFERSONVILLK. Indiana, December  23.���Newell C. Rathbone, who was tried on  the charge, of murdering Charles Goodman  by; giving Kim poison, was found guilty  at 10 o'clock tonight of manslaughter; and  his punishment was fixed at twenty-four  years in the penitentiary. The judge had  been considering the case since Saturday  afternoon. Rathbone's attorney have asked  for. a new trial and a motion will- be adjudged -'later.".Charles* Goodman, Rathbone's  alleged victim was found, dead in a hotel  last month; in this, city where he had spent  some time with Rathbone. His body was.  shipped to Little Rock, Arkansas,- where  Rathbone's wife lived, as that of Rathbone,  on whose life an .insurance policy;.for $4000  had been .issued. Following the discovery  that" the body was not Rathbone's .came  tho arrest at Louisville, where he had enlisted under another name in the United  States army.tf The corpse was later identified as that of Charles "Goodman; a wanderer who came, to ..'Louisville from Evans-  ville," Indiana, and mot Rathbone hare.  NELSON  GRITS TO  MEET  Bucking the Executive.  A meeting of the JNelson .Liberal Association has been" called for Monday  evening for the purpose of considering  matters in connection with the representation at the provincial Liberal contention which has been called to meet  at Vancouver on January 30th.. The  meeting promises to be a warm one, as  the rank and file of the party in Nelson  resent the high-handed manner in which  the provincial executive has undertaken  to'man out their-course of action. _  " In .discussing, the matter with" a Tribune representative last evening a  prominent local Liberal said it was evident that the members of the provincial  executive considered themselves the  brains of of the entire party in the  province, but they would find they had  made a mistake. So far as the local association was concerned he was convinced that it would, insistupon material changes" in the constitution, of the  convention, or Nelson would not be rep-  lesented. Nelson he said, was not alone  in its objection to the manner in which  the details of the convention had been  arranged, as the associations - at Vancouver and New Westminster were also  outspoken' in their., opposition to the  manner in which the matter had been  framed up. The aim of the executive  appears to have been to hedge the local  ^associalions^ju-oimd-as^mucluas^possib.l.e.  'and it was upon this score that the most  opposition was maintaining itself.  The basis of representation in the  convention as framed by the executive  could have but one effect, the seating  of the Coast machine in the convention.; no matter who the local associations might select to represent them, as  the following will show: (1 That the  convention shall be composed of the officers and executive of the Provincial  Association; (2) the Liberal managing  editors of the provincial newspapers  that support the Dominion government  shall also be eligible, provided that the  names of such editors be sent to the  secretary previous to the date of convention: (3) the Liberal members of the  local legislature; aid (4) the credential  committee shall consist of five members  to be selected by the executive.  Briere Will Lose His Head.  CHARTRES, December 23.���After a  week's trial, which has attracted the attention of the whole of France, Briere,  the farmer of this vicinity who on April  21 murdered four of his daughters, aged  respectively 14,* 11, 5 and -4 years, and  his son 7 years of age, by stabbing them  to death while they were in bed, was  found guilty today and condemned to  be decapitated: The prisoner persisted  in declaring himself innocent and defended himself in the habitual cunning  of the French peasant, but. the circumstantial evidence was overwhelming. A  pathetic incident of the trial occurred  when Brieres surviving little daughter  who, the police declare only escaped the  fate of the other children by not responding to Briere's invitation to go to  see him, went on the witness stand sob-  bingly and protested that her father was  innocent and begged the court to restore him to her.   Marconi's Greeting to Edison.  ST. JOHNS, Newfoundland, December  23.���There were no new developments today in the situation between Marconi  and the Anglo-American Telegraph  Company. Marconi sent the following  telegram to Thomas Edison this evening: "Thanks for your very kind letter to the press. I hope soon to show  you wireless telegraphy working between the United States and Europe. I  wish you a happy Christmas.' Marconi  will leave here for Canada tomorrow  evening.  ALL WfflT' WAB  RESOURCES OF DIPLOMACY  EXHAUSTED.  REPORT OF MINISTER WILSON ON  THE SITUATION IS, NOT  HOPEFUL.   ���     .      .  BUENOS AYRES, December 23.���The  patriotic demonstrations growing out of  tho possibility of war with Chili, were  renewed here today. The Chilian minister here, senor Concha Subercaseaux,  has not received .any instructions ^regard lo the course he is to'pursue now  that the Argentine minister^has been recalled from Santiago. -      l  vAn editorial in the Pais says the interruption in the relations between the two  countries, must necessarily be of short  -duration as they are mobilizing then-  reserves and could not afford to support  them under arms were a long period to  elapse before diplomatic .relations were  resumed,'therefore, this state of affairs  cannot be prolonged as otherwise both  countries would be uselessly ruined, in-  which case the arbitration of a friendly  nation would he unable tio remedy the  evil done and would only be able to find  a palliative for it. - It.wasjfpossible some  time ago" to submit-theUvhole matter  to' arbiration, but such a,Lcourse is now  impossible. The decision of.-the arbitrators could not be.given before two  more years ���'have elapsed, and- the  countries should not remain all that time  on a'war footing, therefore a'" radical  solution of the ouestion is necessary.  WASHINGTON, December c23��� Secretary Hay has ,-receiveu- a cablegram  from..United States minister Wilson, at  Santiago de Chili, confirming tlie report  that the resources of diplomacy had been  exhausted in the effort to settle the dispute between Chili, and the Argentina,  and that diplomatic relations had been  broken off .through/the withdrawal from  Chili of the Argentine minister. Touching the proposition emanating from the  Argentine side to "refer the dispute to  Great Britain as an arbitrator, the  Chilan representatives claim that this  was their own original proposition. This  being'the case, it is believed there is a'  '.vay open for-peaceful adjustment of the  trouble.  BUENOS AYRES, December 23.���During a conference between" president  Roas and sir W. A. C. Barrington today,  the president of Argentina explained to  "the British minister the circumstances  whi ch has led to', ��� th'e' present differences  between Argentine and Chili. He laid  special stress upon the efforts made by  Argentina to secure an amicable settlement of the trouble, as well as upon  the craftiness he asserted Chili had employed in order to avoid arriving at such-  a settlement. The British minister will  send -a detailed report to the home  government. The newspapers here assure their ' readers that, several: powers  stand ready to offer their good offices  to mediate the difficulty, but that Argentine does not' consider the moment  has yet arrived either to accept or to refuse such offers. According to the Tri-  buna, senor Concha Hubercaseaux, the  Chilian minister^will-leave=_here���for-  Chili on January 1st, and the secretary  of the Chilian legation, senor Erras-  uriz, .will remain in charge of Chili's interests. , Senor Subercaseaux conferred  for two hours this morning with Dr.  Norberto Quirne Costa, vice-president  of Argentina, and Dr. Amancie Alcorta,  the minister of foreign affairs. After  this conerence senors Costa and Alcorta  went to see president Roca.  The Tiempo says a causus belli would  arise if Chili desjrinjr to render effective  her jurisdiction over the territory  known as Ultima - Esperanza and attempted to drive the Argentina police  from this territory. The patriotic  league will demand that the exportation  of horses and mules must be prohibited  by president Roca. The chamber of  commerce.of Buenos Ayres has publicly  expressed its appreciation of the patriotic attitude manifested by senor Alcorta. the foreign minister.  LONDON, December 23.--A navigation party of Chilian officers, engineers  and sailors has arrived at Ncwcastle-on-  Tyne for the purpose of manning the  warship recently purchased for Chili,  and taking her to Chilian waters. It  was announced early this month that  Chili had purchased at the Elswick  yards, Newcastle-on-Tyne, a protected  cruiser, having a displacement of 41G0  tons. She was described as a sister ship  to the Takusago, of the Japanese  navy. Chili's new cruiser was built to  make 23 knots an hour.  As the foreign ofllce understands the  case, it is not one of boundary between the  two countries, but whether Chili has a  right to build neutral roads in the disputed territory. This commission, of wliich  lord McNaughton is president, has been  sitting in London for nearly two years,  and is now almost ready to go out and  personally inspect the disputed boundary.  For various reasons, however, the departure of the commission has, been dclaved  and it is likely to be delayed for some time  to come. The appeal of Dr. Alcorta had not  yet been officially communicated to the  British foreign ofllce. AVhen this appeal  does reach Downing street, it will meet  with the foregoing answer. Although lord  Lansdowne, the secretary of foreign affairs, holds lhe McNaughton commission  to be powerless, he will intimate the willingness of Great Britain to arbitrate tho  difference between the two countries if  Chili agreed to that proposition. Up to a  late hour tonight neither country concerned  had requested Great Britain to take this  action. Opinion in Downing street is that  while the cause of the dispute is pettv  serious consequences may ensue unless  promnt action is  taken.  BUENOS AYRES. December 23.���Thc  Paris agent advises the Argentine government to accept a direct and immediate arrangement or be prepared for war. The  British minister here, sir W. A.  C. Bar  rington, had a long conference yesterday  evening with president Roca. The Argentine lleet divided into four divisions, will  take part in the extensive maneuvres next  month. The two principal divisions are  ready to put to sea at the��� lirst.signal.  Colonel Padlo ,Riccher, the minister of  - war, has informed president Roca lhat he  has available 600 locomotives and 4000 cars,  and thut he can within 4S hours transport  8000 men, to the frontier. It is .estimated  -that the maintenance of tho army which  will be mobilized by February will involve  an annual expenditure of $05,000,000." About  S0OO men have already signed the rolls of  the Urugayan volunteer legion.  BUENOS AYRES, December 23.���The  chamber of deputies voted 'this-atternoon  to accept the proposal to prohibit the exportation of horses and mules. The chamber will tomorrow discuss ��� an interpellation asking that ssnor Alcorta explain the  present status of the Chilian matter. El  Diario publishes a dispatch from Santiago  de Chill saying it is rumored there that  negotiations will be re-established with  senor Subercaseaux at Buenos Ayres.      x  Predicts Trouble in Cuba.  LEXINGTON,, December 23.���"You will  see an insurrection on the island of Cuba before a year has passed," csald Dr. V. C.  Young, who returned tbnight from: a visit  to his brother, lieutenant Lucian,Young,  .who. has recently, been relieved as captain  of the Havana port but has not yet resigned. Dr. Young says that the; thinking  class of Cubans desire annexation, and  that if the question were submitted to a.  vote it would be carried. As matters stand  he predicts that the Cubans will prove incapable of self-government, and'that their  unrestrained prejudices and the ignorance  and.discontent of a Certain class will soon  result in uprisings. He said that a number  of officers witli whom he talked shared this  view that annexation is the hope -of the  island.    The Danes Protest.  COPENHAGEN, December 23.-A petition  against the sale of the Danish West Indies,  without-; first submitting; the matter to a  plebiscite; has been circulated and will" be  sent to the Rigsdad tonight. Bankers and  business ;men 'are making a last desperate  effort against the sale of the islands.  Prisoners Have Measles/  HAMILTON, Bermudas", December 23.���  The Boer-prisoners of war landed on Ilxwk-  ins island have been isolated, as several  of them "are suffering from a mild form of  measles. ,  SEATTLE GROUP IS BONDED  latter died at the Greenwood hospital  last summer. Before his death he bequeathed his half interestin the Bell to  Dr. Jakes, the present mayor of Greenwood. Wallace and Bell did sufficient  development on the claim to demon1  strale it to be one of t.he most promising of seveial valuable properties in  lhat district. The Bell is now under  option to W. T. Smith, and old-timer  in Boundary Creek, who is endeavoring  lo interest Clark in it.  Six to eight inches of snow fell Saturday morning making good sleighing.  NEW CASUALTIES  , By the Granby Company.  _. GRAND FORKS, December 23.���The  Granby Mining"& Smelting Company has  taken an option for $100,000 on the  Seattle group of five claims, owned by  Robert Clark and situated on the North  Fork of 'Kettle river. Development  work will be started immediately.  Thomas . E. Birbeck, formerly of  Spokane and late of the C. P. R., has  been appointed general freight and passenger agent of the Republic & Grand  Forks - railway, with headquarters at  Grand Forfes. Mr. Birbeck entered the  services of the C.'P. R. in 1883, and occupied various positions including that  of chief clerk in the superintendent's  ofiice at' Moosejaw. Later ho removed  to Spokane ,and more recently returned  to the C. P. R. before entering the employ of the Republic road.  W. H. Reed, United States Chinese inspector at- Victoria, is in the Boundary  on a tour of inspection. Ho is:looking  into the question of the alleged extensive  smuggling of Chinese from various  points in the Kootenays and Boundary  into the United States. He conferred  with the "customs oflicers at Nelson,  Washington^and impressed upon them  the importance of exercising the utmost  vigilance.' Local Chinamen have freely  boasted that they could safely deliver  in Spokane by an underground route on  payment of fifty dollars.. It is said the  gang conducting these illegal operations  is assistedjbv Chinese, who, in order to  deceive the authorities, have established"  a series of market gardens extending  south from  near the boundary.  The Pope's _?et Desire  LONDON, December 23.���The Pall  Mall Gazette today publishes the following dispatch from Rome: "The Vatican  is becoming decidedly more hopeful that  the United States will yield to the pope's  great desire and appoint a diplomatic  representative to the Vatician. So anxious is the pope for the success of this  project that he would be satisfied at  present,with a semi-official representative in the hope that he would be eventually turned into a minister, or ambassador. It seems that Washington is not  unwilling to discuss the matter, and the  Vatician has intimated in return its desire to meet American wishes in Cuba  and the Philippines, and possibly create  another cardinal in the United States.  The pope is somewhat opposed to the  latter step, while cardinal Gibbons lives,  but he may compromise matters by  creating archbishop Ireland or Corri-  gan cardinal of the curia, entitling living in Rome.'  Danes Must Vote.  WASHINGTON, December 23���The  negotiations between the governments  of the Linited States and Denmark, looking to the cession of the Danish West  Indies, i-re dragging, no substantial progress has been made since last week.  The latest suggestion from the Danish  side is that the people of the islands  shall determine by a plebiscite whether  or not they shall be ceded to the United  States. The outcome of such a test  cannot be foretold for the strong feeling of attachment for the mother country on the one hand might be offset by  the great trade advantages expected to  follow on the cession of the islands to  the United States.  Denies All Knowledge of It.  CONSTANTINOPLE, December 23 ���  Replying to the protest by United States  charge d'affaires here, Spencer Eddy,  against the notification issued by the  authorities of Beyrout, Syria, to the effect that, naturalized American citizens  must , renounce their naturalization  within fifteen days under penalty of being expelled from Turkey, the Turkish  foreign minister, Tewfik Pasha, has denied all knowledge of the matter. Ho has  promised to inquire into it and give Mr.  Eddy a definite reply on Monday.  C.P.R. CONSTRUCTION WORK  HEAVY LOSSES INFLICTED,  BY THE BOERS. I  Dickering on the Bell.  GREENWOOD, December 23.���[Special to The Tribune.]���James Harvey,  nephew to Patsey Clark whom he is supposed lo represent, went out on Saturday's train en route to Spokane, after  having examined the Bell mineral claim,  near Beaverdell, on the West Fork of  Kettle river. The Bell was located about  three years ago by J. T. Bell of Greenwood, and the late Alex Wallace.   Tho  In Boundary District.  PHOENIX, December 23.���[Special to  The Tribune.]���A. W. McPhail, of the  contracting firm of Tierney & McPhail,  of Nelson, who has had charge" of the  various trackage impiovements that the  C. P. R. has been making on the Boundary branches this fall and winter, has  finished all the^work in hand and has  l=)t out his force of .men. The last piece  of work to be completed was the loop  on the Phoenix .branch at Hartford  Junction, the'grading of which was finished late last week. This loop, while  but 1600 feet long, is one,of the most  important rieces of work done this year,  as it materially faciliates the operation  of trains'on the Phoenix branch, doing  away as it does with the switchback  that has been used since the road was  built. Inasmuch as the Granby. company alone will in a week or two begin  doubling the ore shipments to a figure  of 1000 tons per day or more, the com-'  ph.-'. ion and use of the loop means no  small saving to the C. P. R. in operating  expenses alone, to say nothing about  the cutting down of the time of running  of both passenger and freight- trains on  the-Phoenix branch.  The C. P. R. extra gang, which has  but recently completed thc laying of thc  stoel on tho 2000 foot extension of the  Knob Hill spur, to facilitate shipments  from that property, which will soon bo  materially increased, is now at_ work  putting clown the rails on the loop at  Ha it ford Junction, two miles from  Phoenix, and will probablv be done in a  few days moie. lt is understo'od to he  the intention of the C. P. R. to put the  'loop into uso as soon as the rails are  laid and the road is ballasted.  The work recently done by the C. P.  R. in the Boundary, through Tierney &  ���McPhail, includes the following: Ten  car spur at Sunset mine, Deadwood  camp; additional trackage facilities at  Eholt to handle Phoenix business; ten  car spur at Snowshoe mine on Phoenix  branch; house track at Phoenix yards;  2000 foot extension to Knob Hill spur,  Phoenix- 1GG6 foot loop at Hartford  Junction to do away with the switchback, besides several smaller pieces of  work. The entire Boundary line is now  in excellent shape to handle the largely  increased ore shipments and general  rfeightrthat"it~wiirhave"during the-coin--  ing year, from every camp in the Boundary.    Russia May Modify Terms.  PE1CIN, December 23.���Paul Lessar,  the Russian minister to China, has requested the Chinese plenipotentiaries,  prince Ching and Wang Wen Shao, to  present their objections to the Manchurian treaty, which was discussed,  here between M. Lessar and the Chinese  republics last Saturday in writing for  transmittal to--his--government.-- The  ministers of the foreign powers who oppose this treaty consider this request a  sign that Russia is willing to modify  her demands. The Chinese court arrived yesterday at Tsu Chow, within the  boundary of Chi Li province, where it  was welcomed by numerous officials.  May Let Them Pight It Out.  BERLIN, December 23.���The foreign  ofiice while reticent as to Germany's  specific plans with regard to Venezuela,  and the time of their execution, gives  the impression that something will soon  be done. The foreign office is watching  the uprising in Venezuela under the  leadership of Lucinao Mendoza. If anything serious comes of this revolutionary movement, Germany will suspend  action in the matter until it is ser;n with  which party the defacto government  rests.  Ready for All Comers.  OMAHA, Nebraska, December 23.���  Billy Delaney, trainer and manager for  champion Jeffries, who has been filling  an engagement in this city, said today  that Jellries will proceed forthwith from  Kansas City to New York where, said  Delaney, "I will match Jeffries with  someone within 4S hours. If Fitzsimmons is absolutely out of the business,  I will take on Sharkey or any other man  I find available."  "What the Railways Earned.  WASHINGTON, December 23.���The  preliminary report of the interstate  commerce commission on the income  of railways in the United States for the  year ending June 30lh, 11)01. shows returns of railway companies operating  192,193 miles of line. Thc passenger  earnings of these roads was ��426,909,210,  and freight earnings $1,11-1,740,770.  KITCHENER   REPORTS   FIGHTING  IN THE ORANGE RIVER AND* \  TRANSVAAL COLONIES.  ?f-%;z?t:'7Uf$  sSfiSS  *w;ft-?,*sss  s  '<!��{*$_&��.  p  ;'*S!*J:fc>i*��Sj  ^-.^i.-.i^'.y'^l  5$  filpl  FS  SiSll  u  LONDON, December 23.���Lord-Kitch-        ��'��-���"!  ener in a dispatch from Johannesburg,  dated  Saturday, December   21st,- says:  Reports of sharp fighting in the Orange  River   and   Transvaal   colonies.-.   Two!"  hundred mounted infantry,, in the neigh- .  borhood of rBegindercin,   were"  divided  into parties and were searching farms-  when they were attacked by three nun-"  dred Boers,   and   forty   armed   natives  under   commandant  Britz.   The  Boers*  charged  determinedly in overwhelming'  numbers. , The British casualties were  severe,   but   no   details have   been re-;  ported. . *  Lord'Kitchener also reports that dur^' ^"������'y-x.M,  ing general Dewet's attack on the Bri-^,-- ��j^f|l  tish force, commanded by generals Dart-"/" ~ ^ "*'  nell and^Campbell, at Langberg on Dec- ^  ember^lSth, the "Boers charged bravely,-,:  and    fought    desperately    for    several,.^  hours.    Dewet-was driven ofE with, the'^VAAiltl  loss    of- twenty ^ men.  twelve-casualties' on the  British.-  msm  mm  mm  There.   were^t,- 's&fiEi  side  of the^;.:^;*sB  On December 2nd M. Botha,'with eight' ^VgS  hundred Boers,' surprised colonel 'Dam-V- -'i^fjpi  ant's    advance    guard   at   Tafel'-Kpp,^^^^  Orange Riyer Colony.   The Boers ^rusli-'r^-t-^^i  ed a kopje commanding the .main body,^ "^-"^b  and the guns,"but colonel Damant *ral-*>*Jg^fe:  lied his men'and drove the Boers fi'oni.^v^lMj  the kopje.   The British casualties, were'   .'^-fpl  heavy.       Damant     was     dangerously, 4-*'^~mJ.  wounded,  two officers, and twenty men-.y Vy-gf*|  were killed, and three oflicers and seven-,/' ^x/.^fe,  teen men wounded.   The Boers left six"  dead on the  British pui  a number  mandant Keytcr. * Later, the Boers uiir��� ^ _.. ^/r.  der a flag of truco, asked permission to; ���-v r.t^t* ���  remove their dead. They-admitted hay- ���< -; f>f^l  ing buried twenty-seven men.     ���       "���',   ~_ J-^,  ��� -  -     r  \{.&  ��� 3!l*(  .  r>Mr,     H  * & Ji  - "%  /ftp  '-%  ���rSs'w  i5S��^?JS?^#f  In the fight at Taf el Kop the'Boers  dressed  as British  yeomanry,  en^agecl^ ;  in- a splendid race, with the British in'-'V,  the attempt to be flrst in" gaining' the- ""  crest of the kopje. . The Boers gained , ~-  the summit, first and fired on the smg!f��  troop of Damant's horse which took part    J  in thc race for the kopje.   These troopers took advantage of the small amount  of cover available,  immediately  below  the Boers and fought until all but four - -  of them  were killed  or  wounded.    Bv  that time   reinorcements   of   Damant's  \  horse came up and charged and captured  the kopje.  LONDON, December 23.���Lord K'tch-  ener in a dispatch from Johanneshurs:  dated Saturday, December 21st. =ends  reports of sharp fighting in the Orange *?  River and Transvaal colonies. The engagements occured December 18th, llth  and 20th at points widely apart. Tho  casualities, so far as known aggregate  about 150, equally divided, but hf-avy  British-losses.-the-totals-of_which_have_  not been reported, have occurred, in; the  Transvaal. Tn this last mentioned  fighting two hundred mounted infantry  took part in. the neighborhood of Beg-  indrin as already cabled.  In the eastern part of the Transvaal,  colonel MacKenzie attacked commandant  Smits force of Boers at Lake Banagahei;.  on December 20th and killed six and  captured IG of the enemy. Commandant  Smit escaped. A force of Boers. duriTT  the night of December 19th attacked thf��  British post at Blandspruit but thA  burghers were driyeii ;off, leaving.��v'>:ht  men killed, including commandant  Kricsc. .Field* cornet. Mahon, who was  wounded, and three other wounded 'nen  were also left on the field. The British  casualties were seven men killed and; 6  officers and IS men wounded.  America Will Be Represented  NEW YORK, December 23 -���It has  finally been decided that the United  States will be represented in England  in June, in the series of sports in connection with the coronation ceremonies  by a polo team. After mature deliberation the invitation of the Hurliiigham  Club to the Polo Association was acted  upon and acceptance will be sent this  week by II. L. Herbert, chairman of the  Polo Association. The American team  will probably be macle up principally  of members of the Lake Wood team,  which won the championship last season, and which includes the strongest  and highest handicapped players in the  states.  Conciliation at Naraimc.  VANCOUVER, December 23.���[Special to The Tribune.]���A special dispatch  from Nanaimo says premier Dunsmuir  today held a conference with the Extension miners. The meeting broke up in  a dispute over the recent question of  amalgamation of the unions and Dunsmuir is quoted as having told the miners that they could all go to hell.  Alger's Condition Improving.  DETROIT, Decembor 23.���Dr. Long-year,  attending .surgeon on general Alger, stated  this ovening that the general's condition  was good. "His pulse is 7C. and his tem-  periiture Is less thim 100, and he Is > ery  cheerful," said the doctor. "The general  says ho feels better tonight than he has for  nome time." continued Dr. Longyear. "and  1 hnve no apprehension at present for a  change for thc worse."  *-.* yyy;yt-&^��;y&Z,"  �����������  t  4 m  if--  fe.*  �����**  ii  lit"  IP  I  :f  ,'^^f^iiiiiX"^'^ '*fr^'i^' 'fff*���"^  THE -JWKL80N  #  ..��&  COMPANY.  INCOBPORRTBD   1670,  HEADQUARTERS OF  nn  %  <  *���*>  m  fl'  %  }  w  it  w  i  w  5  w  iDi  m.  THIS WILL BE THE  232nd Christmas  Which this Company, whose business operations extend oyer half a continent, has assisted its Friends and  Customers to celebrate and enjoy, and this is the  FOURTH CENTURY  in which we have been doing business. . Our long  experience  and   our capital obviously  give us an  immense advantage in  supplying  the   best   value  to our patrons.    This year we have made special  , efforts and have now a collection of  CHRISTMAS GOODS  which cannot be surpassed in any city in Canada.  OUR DRY GOODS DEPARTMENT  is well  worthy   of  its   reputation/ and " is  replete  with articles suitable for  PRESENTS FOR , MEN, WOMEN '  :; AND CHILDREN.  No pains have been spared  to decorate in honor  of "Good Old. Christmas" and an  inspection  will  please you as well as enable you to select exactly  .  what you want at  MOST REASONABLE PRICES,  ^e cannot commence  to enumerate, but would  draw special attention to our  -'l~ TOYS AND DOLLS ��  and to our Ladies' ahd Gentlemen's Ties, which  we,have in all shades, shapes and patterns, as  well as to our magnificient line of Handkerchiefs  in linen ahd silk, and of Gloves of every description,  including the Paris Price Kid Gloves, and of  Ladies' ���. Blouses, etc. Every conceivable article  necessary or ornamental for Ladies' anti Gentlemen's attire is ;here': to choose from. There is  nothing a women can wish for in the way of Dress  Goods that this Department cannot supply, :and at a  saving. The very newest and most exquisite weaves  and colorings will be found in this vast collection,  and the quantity will astonish you as much as the  quality and little prices.  - GROCERIES.  With Groceries and' Eatables quality is everything. Price is a consideration, but its importance  is second to that bf quality. You must have the  finest and freshest foodstuffs obtainable, because it  is healthiest,' because, in fact, in the long run it pays  "-best;���Butwhenypu-secure-('top-notch���qualityrat-  the minimum reasonable price, nothing more can be  wanted. - This is .the combination - you obtain at  these Stores���quality the highest, prices the lowest.  OUR CHRISTMAS SPECIALTIES  include a direct shipment of Peek, Frean & Co.'s  Biscuits, "Pascall's Sweets, Rowntree.'s Confections,  Christie's and McCormick's Fancy Biscuits, English  Plum Puddings, French Crystallized Fruits. Gor-  ganzola, Roquefort and English Stilton Cheese.  CROCKERY, CHINA AND GLASSWARE  This department is very complete. Dinner Sets,  Tea Sets and Bedroom Sets in all qualities and at  all prices. We have a nice line of specially selected  "little things" very suitable for presents, and a  choice collection of more expensive goods for the  same purpose.  WINE AND LIQUOR DEPARTMENT  consists  of direct importations from  all''over the  world.  - DEPEND UPON IT  You may, we can assure you. Our liquors  are worthy of every dependance. For years  and years we have been selling Liquors,  and during this time we have built up a fortress of  confidence in us and our lines which is absolutely  unassailable. You run no risk in purchasing from  us. The quantity and variety of Liquors which you  can obtain here are larger than you coiild secure  elsewhere in Western Canada; so great, indeed, is  the variety that we believe we can satisfy almost  any individual fancy in the way of Wines and  Liquors. The least you can do at any rate is to  give us a trial order and thus allow us to demonstrate the advantage of trading with us.  PRICES RIGHT IN ALL LINES.  WATCH OUR WINDOWS  ^'���-BiS'^iB^SsBS'-BiSiB^^iS^  5 V3���^^������^.'���^���&*& V ^^ ^��� c=7?^>��� C? *C?  N��WsH6W  ROOM  Our lite* Sho#  Boom for  Is now open  The public are invited to in-  spect our immense stock of  Toys, Musical Instruments, Souvenirs and useful articles for  Christmas and New Year Gifts.  MORLEY & LAING  BAKKR STUB IT. NBLSON. B. O,  Showrooms Mason & Itiieh Piano*.  SUBSCRIPTION   BATES.  Daily by mall, one month ��  60  Daily by mall, three months  1 <i5  Dally by mall, six months 2 dO  Daily by mall,  one year  5 00  Semi-weekly by mall, three months...    50  Semi-weekly by mall, six months 1 00  Semi-weekly by  mall,  one  year  2 00  Postage to Great Britain added.  ADVERTISING   RATES.  Display Advertisements run regularly  per inch per month $4 00  If run-less than a month, per Inch per  insertion 4     25  Classilled Ad) and Legal Notices, per  word for flrst insertion      1  For each additional insertion, per  word         1-2  Wholesale and Business Directory Ads  (classified), per line per month     50  Notices of meetings of Fraternal Societies and Trades Unions, per line  per month      25  Addreso all letters���  THE   TRIBUNE' ASSOCIATION.   Iitd.  John Houston, Manager. Nelson, B. C.  * *  * NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS *  * BY   CARRIER. *  ���S-   *  ���%��� On Saturday next, subscribers *  ���*��� 'whose Tribunes are delivered by **fr  ���J- carrier will be expected to pay ���  * the carrier TWENTY CENTS, the +  �������� subscription,price for the.current ���!���  ���b week. 4*  * .- , *  '���frfr-H-I-M-M-M"!**1  ��M~M"H-"I*"I"I"IMI"H"  ��  When men like senator Hanna of  Ohio and president Schwab of tbe United  States Steel Corporation are willing to  try concilliation and arbitration to ad-  j'l&t disputes that arise between labor  and capital, it will be admitted that  tliere must be need of such methods, for  both these men have fought organized  tabor for a good many years. Of late  these men have rubbed elbows with labor  leaders like Gompers and Mitchell and  Schafer, and they are beginning to realize that there arc two sides to that  great quostion: "The Relations of Capital and Labor."  " According to telegrams from the  Coast, "F. C. Cotton is to become editor  of the Victoria Colonist, which will be  a distinct gain for the Colonist. -But  the announcement is also made that he  will retain the editorship of the Van-  eomr-r News-Advertiser as well. This  is hardly probable. No man can edit  two daily newspapers at the same time,  and do good woik. The Colonist could  easily-lie- made-THe~Toi'onto~"Globe~of  British Columbia. It is the only morning paper in the province that can reach  the Island and lower Mainland the day  of publication. It has a well-equipped  plant for turning out a newspaper, and  it already has a good patronage. Mr.  Cotton is an able writer, and if given a  free hand will make the Colonist a  great newspaper, not from the sensational newsgatheriug point of view, but  as an exponent of public opinion. There  is no room in Vancouver for three daily  papers, and it is not at all unlikely that  the Province will be allowed to remain  in the evening field, and the other two  will be consolidated aud run as a morning paper.   '  _���   ' ���  The Nelson Miner and its namesake  at Rossland are the only newspapers in  the whole of Kootenay that are supporting the candidacy of E. V."Bodwsll for  the vacant seat in the legislative assembly for Victoria. While several of  the newspapers in the district oppose  the Dunsmuir government, only the two  Miners can stand. Bodwell's announced  policy of giving away the province to secure the building of railways. The Revelstoke Mail, the Revelstoke Herald, the  Golden Era, the Canterbury Outlook, the  Fort Steele Prospector, the Fernie Free  Press, the Cranbrook Herald, the Moyie  Leader, the Kaslo Kootenalan, the Sandon Paystreak, the Sandon Mining Review, the Ferguson Eagle, the Trout  Lake Topic, the New Denver Ledge, the  Slocan City Drill, thc Rossland World,  and The Tribune are all cf one opinion  on the question of subsidies to railways.  Their platform is: "Not one dollar in  " money or an acre of land in the way  " of subsidies to railways without a fair  " return in the way of interest on the  " money subsidy or in the way of. a per-  " centage of the gross earnings when  " land is granted." These seventeen papers may not represent the views of the  people of Kootenay any more than does  the Nelson Miner and its Rossland  namesake; but it is safe to assume the  j papers named above are not all purchas-  TUESDAY.. MO&Klf<3> DBflflMBttft, U* .1901 ��� .���.     _i;...  gfgtK^^U^-W-K**-^^ Wl Wa***tS-*��ltfllgt��>tf  able aU at one time oil aiiy one qiteStion.  Can as much be said of the Nelson Miner  aud its Rossland namesake?  Important Medical Discovery.  ANN ARBOR, Michigan, December 23.  ���General interest has been aroused in  the medical profession by reports of a  discovery of unusual importance of the  bacteriological labratory of the university of Michigan. It is stated that experiments by Dr. Frederick Novy, and  professor Paul C. Freer, a.chemist, have  produced what is believed to be an antiseptic for such intestinal diseases as  cholera, typhoid fever and dysentery.  The preparations have been tried with  success in experiments on small animals, previously inoculated with intestinal diseases, and during tho past week  five medical students have been undergoing a course of experiments with the  preparation, lt is stated that they were  restricted to a diet of sterilized milk  and that repeated analysis during the  period showed the utter destruction of  the intestinal poisons. Dr. Novy and  his colleagues positively decline to discuss the reported discovery or their experiments for publication.  Amateur Skating Fixture.  NEW YORK, December 23.���The National Amateur skating races will this  year be held on Verona lake, New Jersey, and in all probability they will  take'placc next month. .Arrangements  to that effect have been made with  David H. Slayback, manager of Verona  lake, and the officers of the National  Skating Association. As some sort of  forecast of the national event, tharc will  be a number of important races on Verona lake on Christmas day, these will  serve as a sort of sharpening up process  for next month, and will attract such  flyers as Wray, Mulligan, Gibbs, Swan,  Savoy, Mangus, Jones, Sinnirud, Wood,  Kearney, McDonald, and many others.  If the weather holds the ice promises  to be in ideal condition,  ' . . .1     tl  HILHI   l...l..flL,.       !������     ���  K^EP OUR GOODS TO LOOK AT  W�� SELL # NO HE-BUY  You will find our stock  complete with the most  up-to-date'.  FURNITURE  CARPETS  HIGH ART PICTURES  LINOLEUMS  AT LOWEST PRICES  Don't miss seeing our  fine line of Xmas goods.  Early buyers have first  choice.  D. ^ARTHUR  - &-GQ-y���  Porto Rico Lumber Go.  (LIMITED)  Rough and  Dressed  Lumber  Shingles  Mouldings  A-1 White Pine Lumber Always in  StocK.  We carry a complete stock of  Ccast Flooring, Ceiling, Inside Pin-  iah, Turned Workj Sash arid Doors.  :. Special order work will receive  prompt attention.  Porto Rico Lumber CcuLtd.  ��������� *���'"���:     "'''. CORNER OF *   :  HKNDRYX AND VERNON HTRBWT8  "SEAGRAM"  THE LEADING CANADIAN WHISKEY  TRY IT  IN BULK, 2, 4, and 7 years old.  IN CASES, '83 and Star.  Delivered from tne warehouse in Nelson  E. P. EITHET & 00., LTD.  VICTORIA, B. C.  A. B. GRAY,  Kootenay Representative.  P. O. BOX 621. NELSON, B.C.  At Brown Bro's  SB8H  MONDAY  ========== AND =========  TUESDAY  WE WILL SELL ANYTHING IN OUR STOCK  OP JEWELLERY, WATCHES, CLOCKS AND  SILVERWARE' at PRICES that WERE NEVER  BEFORE   OFFERED  IN NELSON.  14k Filled Open Face Waltham Watch, Price $20 Now $12. 14k Solid Gold  Lady's Watch, Price $30 Now $21. Baby Rings, Price $1.00' Now 76c.  Diamonds and Opal Rings, Price $80 Non $20.   Everything in proportion.  Now is Your Chance to Secure the Best Goods for a Little Money  COME  EARLY  ros.  NOTICE  TO OUR CUSTOMERS:  Owing to our large losses on collections  daring tho past year and determining to  treat all alike hereafter, we have instructed  our driver.* to allow no credit on and after  January 1st, 1002. Hoping you will recognize the justness of the change, we remain,  jour obedient servants, ���  KOOTENAy STEAM LAUNDRY.  Nelson, December 17th, 1301.  CLASSIFIED ADS.    ,  ARTICLES FOR SALE.  SEWING  MACHINES   Ol*'  ALL,  KINDS  for sale or rent at the Old Curiosity Shop.  POR   SALE.  FOR    SALE - BLACKSMITHS'    TOOLS  Apply to Benjamin P. Nesbitt, Erie, 13. C."  JTOR^ENT.   FO1.: R13NT ��� Eight-room house, wilh  bath,- on Mill street, between Hall and  Hendryx Apply dt premises. Mrs. A. Man-  son.  FOR RENT���A LARGE FURNISHED  room; centrally located; modern conveniences. Apply A, Tribune Office  FOR RENT���On Mill Street, three large  rooms, with use of bath. $10. Apply or ad-  dross Tribune oflice. -  TO LET.���FOUR ROOM COTTAGE ON  Park street, opposite hospital. Rent, including water, $12 per month. Apply E. Kilby,  next door to Rossland Hotel, Vernon street.  LOST.__   Lost, stolen or strayed.���A fox terrier  with brown head and ears and brown  spots. Suitable reward will be paid by the  undersigned for satisfactory information  concerning it's whereabouts. A. H. Gracey,  Mara Block, Baker street.  ^WHQLESALE_DIREOTQE,Y  ASSAYERS' SUPPLIES.  W. P. TEETZEL & CO.���CORNER OF  Baker and Josephine Streets, Nelson,  wholesale dealers in assayers' supplies.  Agents for Denver Fire Clay Company.  ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES.  KOOTENAY ELECTRIC SUPPLY &  Construction Company���Wholesale dealers  in telephones, annunciators, bells, batteries, electric fixtures and appliances. Houston Block, Nelson.    .    FRSH AND^SALTJIEATS^   P. BURn��~^~^cTT^AKER STREET,  Nelson, wholesale dealers in fresh and  cured meats. Cold storage.  GROCRIES.  KOOTENAY SUPPLY COMPANY, Limited, Vernon Street, Nelson, wholesale  grocers. ... . *  JOHN CHOLDITCH & CO. ��� FRONT  Street, Nelson, wholesale grocers.  "~A MACDONALD & CO.-CORNER OF  Front and Hall Streets, Nelson, wholesale  grocers and . jobbers in blankets, gloves,  mitts, boots, rubbers, mackinaws, and miners' sundries.  J. Y. GRIFFIN & C���FRONT STREET,  Nelson, wholesale dealers, in provisions,  cured meats, butter and eggs.  LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  NOTICES  OF  MEETINGS.  ____FRATERNAL  SOCIETIES^ '_  KOOTENAY TENT 'NO. 7, K. O. T. M.���  Regular meetings lirst and third Thursdays ot each month. Visiting Sir Knights  are cordially invited to attend. Dr. AV.  Rose, K. K.; As W. Purdy, Com.; G. A.  Brown, P. C.  NF.LSON LODGE, NO. 23, A. F. &  each   month.   Sojourning   brethren  A. M., meets second Wednesday In  '    invited.  NELSON AERIE, NO. 22, P. O. E.���  Meets second and fourth Wednesday of  each month at Fraternity Hall. George  Bartlett, president; J. V. Morrison, secretary.  NELSON ROVAL ARCH CHAPTER NO.  123, G. R. C���Meets third Wednesday. Sojourning companions invited. Charles G.  Mills, Z.; Thomas J. Sims, S. E.  " TRADES AND LABOR UNIONS/  MINERS' UNION, NO ��o, \V. F. of M.���  Meets in Miners' Union Hall, northwest  corner of Baker and Slanley Streets, every  Saturday evening at S o'clock. Visiting  members welcome. J. R. McPherson, president; James Wilks, secretary. Union scale  of wages for Nelson district per shift: Machine men 53.50, hammcrsmen S3.23, muckers, carman, shovelers, and other underground Uboreis *$3.  BARUERS' UNION, NO. 1%, OF THE  international Journeymen Barbers' Union  of America, meots first and third Mondays  of each month' in" Miners' Union 1-1 all at  S:30 sharp. Visiting members invited. R.  McMahon, presidont; J. H. Matheson, secretary-treasurer; J. C. Gardiner, recording  secretary.  LAUNDRY WORKERS' UNION ���  Meets at Miners' Union Hall on fourth  Monday In every month at 7:30 o'clock p.  m. B. Pape, presidont; A.' W. McFee, secretary.  CARPENTERS' UNION MEETS WED-  nesday evening of each week at 7 o'clock,  in Miners' Union Hall. John Burns, sr.,  president, AVilliam Raynard,  secretary.  "PAINTERS' UNION MEETS THE FIRST  and third Fridays in each month at Miners'  Union Hall at 7:30 sharp. Walter R. Kee,  president; Henry Bennett, secretary.  ���COOKS'���AND-WA1TERS!���UN 10N.-NO.-  141, AV". L. U., meets at Miners' Union Hall  second and last Tuesdays in each month at  8:30 p. m. sharp. A. B. Sloan, president; J.  P. Forrestell, secretary; H. M. Fortier, financial secretary.  PLASTERERS' UNION MEETS EVERY  Monday evening in the Elliot Block, at S  o'clock. J. D. Moyer, president; AVilliam  Vice, secretary.   P. O. Box 161.  Purity in Prescriptions.  You'll appreciate the value of pure prescriptions.  Impure prescriptions are dangerous. We take special  care in compounding and uso only tha purest drugs.  KOOTENAY   COFFEE OO.  ���9*-*-9*'99*3'9*****.***:*.*.*.*.**.  Coffee Roasters  'Doaler8 ln Tea and.Coffee  ************************  We aro ofering at lowest pricos tho best  grades o Coylon, India, China and Japan  TeiiF.  Our Best-, Mocha and Java Cofl'ee, per  pound **. 9 40  Mocha and Java Blond, 3 pounds  1 00  Choico Blond CofTco, I pounds .- 1 00  Spocial E\and Coffeo, (i pounds  1 00  Rio Blend Coffee, 6 pounds  1 00  Special Blend Coylon Tea, por pound SO  A TRIAL ORDER SOLICITED.  KOOTENAY COFFEE CO.  Telephone 177.  P. 0. Box 182.  WEST BAKER STREET, NELSON.  A COMPLETE LINE OF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish ���  looal and ooast.  Flooring  local and ooast.  Newel Posts  .   Stair Rail _ _    _  Mouldings  Shingles  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  of all kinds  IV WHAT YOU WANT IS NOT IN STOCK  WK WILL HAKE IT FOB TOO  CALL AND GiiiT PRI0E8,  J. A. Sayward  BALL AND LAKE BTBBB1B. NBUON  We handle a complete line of  FROST KING  TURNER, BEETON & CO.���CORNER  Vernon and Josephine Streets, .-.Nelson,  wholesale dealers in liquors, cigars, and  dry goods. Agents for Pabst Brewing Company ot Milwaukee and Calgary Brewing  Company of Calgary. .     "BUSINESS DIRECTORY.  CHOP  HOUSE.  PIONEER Ui-IOF JriOUBE, JOHN  Spear, proprietor, opposite Queen's Hotel,  13.1 ��er Stre-1 Nelson. Open day and night.  L>unc��es a specialty. Traveling parties supplied on shortest notice.  ARCHITECTS.  A.   C.   EWART,   ARCHITECT���ROOM  3,  Aberdeen Block, Baker Street, Nelson.  DRAYAGE.  FURNITURE, PIANOS, SAFES, ETC.,  moved carefully at reasonable rates. Apply J. T. Wilson, Phone 270, Prosser's Second Hand Store, Ward Street.          FURNITURE.  *TiT~jrROBERTioN & CO., FURNITURE  dealers, undertakers, and'embalmers. l>ay  'pho��e No. 2i)2, night 'phone No. 207. Next  riew postofflce bulldtnj?. Vernon Street,  Nelson.  Chamois Vests for Men and Boys, made of.  ���*  chamois lined with flannel. ::  FROST QUEEN  Chamois Vests for Women and Girls, made of  chamois covered with French flannel. '  Perfect "protection against cold and sudden  changes���agrainst coughs, colds, pneumonia, and all  chest and lung troubles. Just the thing for children  going to school.   Price, $3-oo.  Children's sizes, $2.00.  CANADA DRUG & BOOK GO.  K.-W.-C. Blook.       Cornor Ward and Baker Sts  TELEPHONE 115  OBDER YOUR  Telephone 35  COAL.  FROM  NELSON FREIGHTING AND TRANSFER GO.  ANTHRACITE /\ND ROSLYN  ALWAYS ON HAND  Offlco: Baker Streot,  OF  COUKSE   YOU  THEN*  WANT  QO  TO  THK     BEST-  GEE  ARTHUR  in Tremont Block.  Ho will suit tou.  Large stock of imported season's goods.  %  n\  n\  m  w  nt  n\  s-  WEST TRANSFER 00.  N. T. MACLEOD, Manager.  All Kinds of Teaming and Transfer  "-.'���������'��� 'Work.; .*  Agents for Hard and Soft Coal.  Imperial: Oil ...  Company.  Washington Brick, Lime & Mann!  facturing Company,  General commercial agenta  and brokers. '."*.*.  All coal and wood strictly cash on delivery  tkiephone ut.   Q^co 184 .Bakar St.  !P:  TTTTrTTTTTTTTTTTTTTrTTTTTTTTTTITTTTVTTTTTfTTTirarl  THEO MADSON  MANUFACTURER op "  TENTS AND AWNINGS  P.O. Box 70 NELSON,  B. O.  ami  NEWLING & CO.  AUGTIOHEEPiS, VALUERS, ETC.  Kootenay Streot, noxt door to Oddfellows' Ha J  V. O. Box 633 NBLSON, B.C.  '*���  II     {  \V*  l"    '.'  ���k �����<  ���y  ^S*S��3��8Sg*s��jaSCTJa^  THE M1LB0K TBIBUKE, TO-DAY MOMflNft ttttOBMBHtt M, 1901  i-j^i   <^^vrv5^>*ai*����-.^?i.  1 A" i  ANK OF MONTREAL  CAPITAL, all paid tip J���$12,000,000.00  BEST    7.000.000.00  UNDIVIDED PROFITS       8-6 531.64  Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal ...President  Hon. George A. Drummond ...... Vice-President  'E. S. Clovston  .Qeneral Manager  NELSON BRANCH  Oornor Bakor and Kootenay Streets.  A. H. BUCHANAN, Manager.  Kranohos In London (England) New Yokk,  Chicago, and all the prinoipal olties in Canada.  Buy and sell Sterling Exchango and Cable  Transfers  Grant Commercial and Travelers' Credits,  available in any part of the world.  Drafts Issuod, Collections Mado. Eto.  Saving's Bank Branch  CURRENT RATK OV INTEREST PAID.  EAILWAT TIME TABLE  THE CANADIAN  BANK OF COMMERCE  WITH WHIOH IS AMALGAMATED  THE  BANK  OF  BRITISH COLUMBIA.  HEAD OFFICE: TORONTO.  Paid-up Capital,       -     ���     -     $8,000,000  Reserve Fund.   ..-'*-.   -     -  $2,000,000  ACCREGATE RESOURCES OVER $65,000,000.  IMPERIAL BANK  OF    OA3STADA  Capital (paid up)  Rest       -      -  $2,600,000  $1,850,000  Hon. Geo. A. Cox,  v .President.  B. E. Walker,  '"��� General Manager  London Offlee, 60 Lombard Street, 33. O.  New York   Office, 16   Exchange   Place.  and SS Branches in Canada and the  ' United States.  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT:  Interest allowed' on deposits.   Present rate  throe per cent.  GRANGE V. HOLT,  Manager Nelson Branch.  CANADIAN PACIFIC SYSTEM  LKAVK  o n. in.  Daily.  LRAVH  0:10 p. m,  Daily  0:10 p.m.  Daily  S a. in.  S a, m.  CROW'S NEST RAILWAY  Kuskonooki Creston, jUoyic,  Cranbroolc, jMarysville, 1* ori  Steele, ICIko, l^ornio. Michel,  Blairmore, Frank, Macleod,  Lcthbriduo, Winnijieg, -and  all Iwistern points.  |  ARRIVE  I p. in.  Daily,  COLUMBIA & KOOTENAY  ,RAILWAY  Uobson, Nakusp, Arrowhead,  Rorelsluko,and all points cast  and wostonC.l'.K. main lino  Itobson, Trail and Rossland.  Robson, Cascade, Grand  Forks, Pluonix, (Jrcenwood  and Midway.  (Daily except Sunday)  Robson, Trail and Rossland.  (Daily except Sunday)  10:10"p.m.  Daily  10:10 p.m.  Daily  10:10 p.m.  11:35 a.m.  I.KAVK  10 a. m.  LKAVK  I p. m.  I p. m.  SLOCAN RIVER RAILW'Y  Slocan City, Silverton, New  Donver. Three Forks, Sandon  (Daily except Sunday)  KOOTENAY   LAKE  STEAMBOATS  Balfour, PilotBay, Ainsworth  Kaslo and all Way Landings.  (Daily except Sunday)  o  Lardo and nil points'on the  Lardo & Trout Lake Branch.  (Tuesdays, Thursdays and   Saturdays.)  ARRIVE  3:40 p. m.  sentative of the Associated Press was informed today that neither side has yet approached the British foreign ollice. If both  (Shlli nn Argentine request Great Britain  to arbitrate the matters indisputo between  them, lord Lansdowne the foreign secretary will promptly acnuicscc. The statement, however, of Dr. Alcorta, the Argentine minister of foreign affairs, that Argentine ��� has referred tho matter to the  Arbitration-of the British government under the agreement of USDS, appears to be  inaccurate for the foreign office says the  present contention is quite beyond the  powers of that commission.  DETROIT, December 23.���General Alger,  formerly secretary of war, who was operated on yesterday, passed a very comfortable night and. was reported to be in a  good condition this morning by Dr. Long-  year.  1IAM1LTON, Ohio, December 2?,.���The  Champion Coated Paper Company's mills,  the largest in the United States, caught  lire early this morning. The mill, was completely , destroyed and 400 persons thrown  out of employment.  AKUIVB  11 a. m.  11 a.m  GREAT NORTHERN SYSTEM.-  M3A*t*5t  NELSON &  FORT  STIEP-  -     PAltD RAILWAY     ,  ARRIV1C  Depot  Ymir, Salmo, Eric, Waneta,  Depot.  !):10a.m  Northport, Itossland, Colville  G:lop.ni.  Mount'in  and Spokano.  Mount'in  10:30 a.m  Making through connections  5:50 p. in.  Daily.  at Spokane to the south,  ea.staiid west.  Daily  I.KAVK  KOOTENAY LAKE  AKIUVK  Kaslo  ST K AMBOATS  Kaslo  - 7 a.m.     fl:?0 p. in.  Nelson  Nelson  Balfour, PilotBay, Ainsworth  C-00 p. iu.  Kaslo and all Way Landings.  10:30 a.m.  Daily  Daily  EASTERNCANADIAN TELEGRAMS  TORONTO, December 23.���AV.' F. McLean, M.P. for East York, iiuimatcs his  intention of contesting for the mayoralty  in this eity in opposition to mavor How-  land.  Hoth are Conservatives.  HALIFAX, December 23.���The troopers  of tho Second Canadian Mounted Rilles  spent a quiet Sunday. Divine services wore  held on the military grounds with many of  tho troopers in attendance, while the  others worshipped individually at the city  churches. Arrangements have been made  whereby thc men are to hold daily target  practice at the Bedford range, about 10  miles from the city. They will continue  practice until they leave for South Africa.  GUELPH, December 23.���Morloek Brothers' upholstering factory was destroyed  by fire on Saturday night. The loss is estimated at between $15,000 and $20,000, insurance S7000.  AYR. Ontario, Decembor 23.���John Wylio  Is dead. Deceased has been postmaster and  manager of thc Canadian Bank of Commerce for a number of years.  RAT  PORTAGE.   December 23.���William  Watson,    convicted   of   the   manslaughter  .of John McRae at Dinqrwic last Fobruray^  has been sentenced to ton years in the penitentiary.  THOROLD, Ontario, December 23.���The  ��� body of Mrs. James Armstrong.was found  In a cistern at her home yesterday morning. She had got- out of bed during the  night and while wandering around outside fell into tho cistern and was not found  until morning.  M'GREGOR, Manitoba, .December 23.���  The residence of Mr. Laidlaw, four miles  east of here,- was destroyed by lire on Saturday night. Mrs. Laidlaw was ill and had  to be carried to the residence of Mr. Richardson. The loss is heavy, but is partly-  insured. A portion of tho contents was  saved..    NEWS   OF  THE UNITED  STATES  Buying Texas Oil Wells.  BEAUMONT, December 22.���The representative of an English syndicate, who  refused Lo give out" the names of his  principals, has secured options on ten  completed gushers in this field, and the  trade is to be closed by January first.  It is believed here .that he is representing the Hogg-Stuart people, of London,  who are also negotiating with the  Rochc-Swayne syndicate for a portion  of its holdings. -  Settled a Family Dispute.  PITTSBURG, December 22. ��� John AV.  Moore, an old soldier, aged G9 years, shot  and instantly killed his son-in-law, Thomas  Mawhinnoy, at the latter's home in Belle-  vuo this eveiiing. It is said that tho'Maw-  hinneys quarrelled on Friday evening, and  Mrs. Mawhinney told her father that her  husband had abused her and called her  vile-names. The old man said ho would  attend to the matter. Today lie went_to  Mawhinney's home, called him to the door,  and without any parley shot him in the'  nock. Moore then walked to the police station and gave himself^up, remarking that  Mawhinney had driven his first wife to  suicide, but he could not do so with Rosio,  for he had killed him. -        '  WASHINGTON. Dr-fember 23.���Governor  Crane of Massachusetts has declined the  treasury portfolio tendered him by president Roosevelt last Friday* It ��� was ofll-  ciallv announced at tho White House today 'that he had declined for busines and  domestic reasons.  COLUMBUS, Ohio, December 23.���During  services in the Second Baptist church live  women were overcome by natural gases escaping from the heater. The gases escaped  into the choir gallery. All1 were resusci-  t.-t~a.   .*       * **-���'*.  WASHINGTON,- December. 23.���Spencer  Eddy, United States charge d'affaires in  Constantinople has adopted a new and ingenious plan for the. release-of Miss Stone.  The officials do not care to make public  any details of this project, lest publicity  .causo its failure.  PITTSBURG, December ��� 23.���Five of the  victims of the Singer-Nimick mill explosion, which; occurred last Saturday morning, are dead. The fifth-victim died this  morning. Another is not expected to live  through the day. ��� '-  NEW YORK, December 23.���TheAmerican  Sugar Refining Company'" has lowered its  list prices on raw and refined sugar 2o  points, and 25 points on soft grades. Powell  & Sons are meeting the reduction.  NEW YORK, December 23.���According to  the Berlin correspondent of the London  Standard and New York Tribune, the Gorman government is prepared to resort to  forcible measures in regard to the German  claims in Venezuela, having arrived at an  agreement with president Roosevelt as to  their scone,  NEW YORK. December 23.���The Russian  navy has recorded a success in the far  pr-st for the first torpedo boat built in  tho new ship yard has Just been turned  out ' csihl'*"' '*''' "'" l*'0lc>'-*iburg correspondent of the Herald. On her trial trip the  boat developed a mean speed of twenty-  seven and one-half.knots.  NEW YORK, December 23.���The United  SlPi',u transport McLellan arrived this  morning from Manila, via'Suez, calling at  Bermuda for coal, with 3S cabin and 242  SoTdters from the Philippines. Of these 235  men aro of the first battalion of engineers,  Iho others are discharged soldiers. "the  transport brought the body of captain Herbert Draper of the "United States marine  corps, who died at Hong Kong.  LONDON, December 2!!.���Tho British government Is watching with considerable anxiety the progress of the dispute betwen the  iphilian and Argentine republics. A repre-  Mining Institute Nomination*?.  TORONTO, December 22.���The nomination committee of the Canadian Mining Institute has reported the following nominations: President, Charles Fergle; vice-  president and general-manager Intercolonial Coal Company. Westvillc, Nova Scotia;  vico presidents, Eugene Coats, Toronto;  R. R. Hcdlov, Nelson, B. C: Dr. Frank  Adams, Montreal; Graham Fraser, New  Glasgow, Nova, Scotia- treasurer. J. S.  Brown, Montreal; secretary, B. A. Boll.  Ottawa. The annual meeting will be held  in Montreal from March 5th to March'7th.  -   Serious Outbreak in Venezuela.  WASHINGTON, December .22;���-Reports have reached here of a serious outbreak in Venezuela. Details are not obtainable at this time, but the news so  far received, it is understood, has led  lhe navy department to dispatch a war  ship to Venezuelan waters. The nearest  ship-is the Buffalo, at Port, of Spain, and  it is probable that the choice has fallen  upon her.       '  Has Not Been a Failure.  New Zealand's compulsory arbitration  law has been reported by the press in general as having proved a complete failure.  _The_Journn 1 _is_in possession of a .letter  written by one of the foremost labor leaders tn New Zealand, in which he refutes  the statement above mentioned, and explains the situation as it really exists.  ������With regard to the success or otherwise  of the working of our conciliation and arbitration law it is a difficult matter to give a  straight-out answer; but the report which  has gained currency, that compulsory arbitration has proved a complote failure, is  quite incorrect, and is the result of at-  iprnpts- on the part of employers to so discredit the conciliation ana arbitration legislation as to bring about its repeal. That  there are defects both in the act and its  administration is admitted; but when I say  that all tho clamor against this legislation  emanates from the employers' side, it will  nt once be evident that thc opaiation of the  law so far has not been altogether to their  liMng, and, consequently, from their standpoint,  a complete  failure.  "There may have also boen somo little  discontent on tho .part of some workers  who hare failed to obtain as good torms  ur thev expected on their first appeal to  the court, but In the majority of cases the  workers have benefited under the awards  given. In some cases, some workers pre-,  viously unorganized, and working any  hours for what wags they could get, made  the mistake of supposing that by forming  a union under the act they would immedi-  atelv step into.,tho front rank of wage-,  earners, and, expecting too much all at  once, were disappointed with their award.  "The leaving of disputes to non-experts  is considered by many to be a defect in  our present system, but was originally  adopted in order to orevent the possibility  of employers 'marking',the men who might  be chosen to adjudicate in any particular  trade dispute.' However, a * provision has  just been inserted in the act giving the  option to parties to appoint special conciliators if they so desire, but we have not yet  had an opportunity of testing the new provision."  The Journal's correspondent states that  strikes are practically unknown in New  Zealand, and that greater progress has  been mado by labor, under tho arbitration  act, than during the period the strike  method of settling disputes was in vogue.  It would appear from the foregoing interesting information that conditions in New  Zealand, so far as the question of arbitration is concerned, have been badly misstated bv our news dispensers���the press.���  Typographical Journal.  The Chinese Question.  The Boston Sunday Globe, in an editorial,  analyzes the Chinese situation a*.* follows:  "There is an obvious and profound difference between the transatlantic and transpacific immigrants. The former come as  homeseekers and home-makers, surrendering their nationality, accepting ours, and in  every way merging themselves with the  great body of Americans. The Chinese, on  the other hand, do not come with any such  purpose, because ��� and this is the primal  test of their intentions���they leave their  women behind them. However long they  stav among us, their homes remain in  fhlna, and thither their treasure Invari-  ablv goes when they get it.  "They can no more make Americans of  themselves than wo could make Chinamen  of ourselves. This indisputable fact was  recognized long before any exclusion net,  when, in the very beginning of our rela-  HEAD  OFFICK. TORONTO, ONTARIO.  Branches in Northwest Territories. Provinces of  British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.  H. S. HOWLAND....  D. R. WILKIE   E. HAY    President.  ..General Manager.   ...Inspeotor.  NELSON   BRANCH,  BURNS BLOCK.  A'general banking business transacted.  Savings Department,���Deposits received and  intorest allowed.  Drafts (-old, available in all part of Canada,  United States and Ulurope.  Special attention given to coll       ns.  J. M. LAY, Manager.  tions with China,  we excepted  her Immigrants from our naturalization laws.  "No, the Chinese have been molded and  cast, in a" civilization antipodal to ours, and  they could not if they would, and would  not if thoy could, transform themselves.  Tlio European immigrant is our cousin,  descended from the same parent stock as  ourselves; our customs, laws and religions  are similar.  "Between the Orient and the Occident  there is a veil which no man can penetrate.  "The gulf between the Chinese and Eu-  ropean immigrants "is as wide industrially  .as it is socially.  "Thp laborer from Europe casts 'in his  lot with us and quickly rises to our scale  of living and wages. Moreover, he rears a  family and reinforces alike the ranks of  our consumers and producers. What he  earns is added to and not substraetcd from  the wealth of the nation.  "The Chinese, on the other -hand, bring  here a lower standard of comfort than any  other immigrants, and isolated as they are,  by their loyalty to their own civilization  and tlieir rigid observance of their own  customs, they do not acquire a taste for  the American style of living. In every competition between them and the Caucasians,  therefore, wages instantly show a tendency  to descend to the lower level of their ne  cessities. This rule applies to unskilled  labor rather than laundry mon, cooks and  thc like, and has been verified when the  Chinese has entered upon railrcad construction or mining work,"  ���m  to  to  to  to  to  to  NOTICE  To the Public and Union Men:  The Trades and Labor Council of the City of  Nelson have declared all Hotels, Restaurants  and Saloons employing Chinese in or around the  premises unfair to organized labor.  Thc following do not employ Chinese in such  capacity:  VICTORIA HOTEL  -    CLARKE HOTEL  . TREMONT HOTEL  MADDEN HOTEL ,  .   "  SIIERHROOKE HOTEL  GRAMD CENTRAL HOTEL  LAKE VIEW HOTEL  ROSSLAN'> HOTEL  GRAND HOTEL  KLONDYKE-HOTEL  'JOHN SPEAR  DELMONICO RESTAURANT  MANHATTAN SALOON  ' BODEGA SALOON  -GLUE POT SALOON  CLUR HOTEL    '  -      IMPERIAL RESTAURANT  KOOTENAY HOTEL  IMPERIAL SALOON  LAPOINTE'S HOTEL  "Contentment cannot  be too dearly purchased.?  Foot-comfort and  shape retention>are never  dear, at the expense of  mere fleeting finish*  Contentment to those  who wear only that footwear which is priced and  pledged by the Makers���  'The Slater Shoe"  "foodyear Welted"  FOR SALE AT  ROYAL SHOE STORE  ABERDEEN BLOCK  BBAL ESTATE  AND  INSUBANCE BROKEBS  Agents for Trout Lake Addition  (Bogustown) Fairview Addition.  Acreage property adjoining the park  And J. & J.. Taylor safes.  These safes can he bought from us op  two year's time without Interest.  Ward Bros.  333 West Baker Street, Nelson.  W. P. TIERNEY  Telephone 265. ; :y. Z"  AGENT FOR GALT COAL  Office:   Two Doors West C. P. R. Offlee  IMPEBIAL BBEWIM COMPANY  EMERSON & REISTERER.  BREWERS OF THE BEST  LAGER BEER  STEAM BEER  AND PORTER  When you want the Best, ask for  IMPERIAL BEER.  R. REISTERER & CO.  BBKWHR8 AMD BOTUJCBS OV  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  Prompt and regular delivery to tlie trade.  BBEJWBRY  AT  NHJfcSON  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  Hurry  Up  for  Christmas  Gifts  ENGRAVING   FREE   OF   CHARGE  For engraving, flrst come, first served.  Don't delay. Our goods are here from the  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.  Diamonds  Watches  Brooches  Rings  Chains  Scarf Pins  Lockets  Karn Pianos  Sewing Machines  Lamps  Electric Statues  Onyx and Brass Tables  Jardiniere Stands  Finders  Mail   orders   receive   our   prompt  and  careful attention.  rx  A most extensive line of Cufi Glass just  received from Belgium, Art Clay goods from  Austria, and Carving Sets, Pearl Handled  Fish Sets, Cake Sets, Fruit Knives, etc., etc.,  from Sheffield, England.  . Call and inspect our stock before buying  elsewhere.  to  to  Links  Bracelets  Toilet Sets  Baby Sets  Brushes  Military Sets  Jewel Cases  Fire  Irons  Jardinieres and Vases  Manicure Sets  Sterling Novelties    -  Silver Mounted Whisks  Toilet Bottles  Etc, Etc., Etc.  All repairing guaranteed.  Jacob Dovj6r, "The Jeweler.  ��*  ir  O. P. R. Time Inspector  NELSON, B.C.  i^.'*..^.<& f^0.00.00.t0^'^'I0^'i0f'^0*���0 '00 *f0f'^'^'^J .w ��� w.1^ * SB1' ^* ****fi* '-<& *-t& '-t&'-tb^ 1-S '^n* '-������S- '-iS ^-^ ^iS '-S& *^iS *^"  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  "r\  .*>��  - \.J  <F*r  : < * ''**  yy}.<.  ������ I. IV,  "-VS  r      t$  y%i  -.>'?>r  .:-*z  **. &  w- ,*-���#  - YU  ��� rr-"-^  "- Zii,W  -"fl  ;4i  i\  I  jJsl  Til  $'  ������%  %  lid  ' - "-'"���all  ,  '   . %*"���{.  '  Bankrupt Stock  CIGARS AND TOBACCOS  I have purchased from the assignee, the H. H. Playford & Co.  stock of cigars and tobaccos at  a figure that will permit me selling them to dealers at less than  wholesale rates. Showcases and  fixtures for sale.  QUEEN'S HOTEL  BAKER   STREET,   NELSON.  Lighted by Electricity and Heated with Hot Air.  Large comfortable bedrooms and first-  class dining room. Sample roomd for commercial men.  L  RATES S2 PER DAY  IVlrs. E. 0. Clarke, Prop.  Late of the Royal Hotel, Calgary  W. A. Thurman  OYSTER COCKTAILS  AT   THB   MANHATTAN-  OYSTER COCKTAILS  . AT   THE   MANHATTAN.  The   Manhattan  JOSEPHINE STREET  ALL THE BEST BRANDS  LIQUOR8   AND  CIGAR8.  NOTIOE.  Io the ma'ter of aa application for a duplicate  of a Certificate of 1 itle to an undivided half o  Lot 12, Block 11 in the Town of Nelson.  Notice is hereby given that it is my intention  to issue at the expiration of one month from lhe  flrstpublioation hereof aduplicate_of the Certificate of"Title'to the above mentioned undividrd"  halt of Lot 12, Block 11 in the Town of'Nelson in  lhe name of Joseph He ther iugton Bowes, which*  Certillcate is dated the 8th-day of November,  1897, and numbered 161k.-  H. F. MACLEOD.  Land Registry Office,   ;        District Registrar.  Nelson, B.C., 3rd December, 1901.  fyadden House  Baker and Ward  Streets,  Nelson.  The only hotel ln Nelson that has remained under one management since 1890.  The bed-rooms are well furnished and  lighted by electrlciiy.  The bar la always stocked Dy the best  domestic and Imported liquors and cigars.  THOMAS MADDEN. Proprietor.  Bartlett    House  Formerly Clarke Hotel.  The Best $1 per Day House in Nelson.  .   None but white holp employed.  Tho bar tho  best.  ,  G. W. BARTLETT, Proprietor  SLOGAN JUNCTION HOTEL  J. H. HcMANCJS, Manager.  Bar stocked with best brands of wines,  liquors, and cigars. Beer on draught, l^arge  comfortable' nobu. First olaaa tabla board.  HOTEL   ROSSLAND.  ^^Third^door-from-Grand-Central-Hotel-  on Vernon street. Best dollar a day  house ln town. House and furniture new  and first class In every respect Lighted  by gas. Room and board ?5 to $6 per  week. No Chinese employed here.  J. V. O'LAUGHLIN. Proprietor.  TREMONT HOUSE  821 TO 331 BAKER STREET, NELSON  AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN  ,._. ..plans:. ,,\,..,. .        MEALS 25 CENTS  Rooms Lighted by Electricity and Heated oy Steam 25 Cents to $1  Ytr-HS  jrosti  <nu.  P. Burns & Co.  Head Office at  NBLSON, B. 0.  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers in Meats  Markets at   Nelson,  Rossland,   Trail,  Kaslo, Ymir,  Sandon,   Silverton, Ne*  Denver, Revelstoke, Ferguson Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade Oitoy, Mid  way, and Vancouver.  West Kootenay Butcher Co.  ALL KINDS OF  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  K. W. O BLOOK  WARD STBEET  E. C. TRAVES, Manager  ^ ��� *Ca�� ^5* *X�� CST* >  m  i^Zfi  ���SQsd  #  ��  ��  %  Urn  *%-  SHAMROCK   II  Did , not  win  the  yacht, race,   but-,  LIPTON'S TEAS ARE SURE WINNERS  .     WE  HAVE THEM  Ped .Label Ceylon, 50c pound package.  Yellow Label Ceylon, 76c.pound packaged  People wh'o drink green tea ought to try.our Regal  Brand uncolored Japan. It is the best on the market.   Pound package 50c.  We also carry Spider Leg and Gunpowder Tea.  Telephone 134  .Nelson. B. C.  Morrison & Caldwell  6    '  r       i*Js9  s        hi"Vi  ii, <���������$���;  _r v-    i   t- A&r4  m$  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  A Beautiful Home  A visit to our. Big Show Rooms just now will convince you that we have all the requisites to make a  , home beautiful.  ARTISTIC FURNITURE    LOVELY DRAPERIES  Higlvclass goodsT-the  newest   designs^   rich   finish^ "  the very latest Novelties in odd pieces. Easy  Chairs, Rocking Chairs, Reception Chairs, Elegant  Parlor and   China Cabinets,'Desks,  Bookcases, etc.  Beautiful Carpets, Oriental Rugs, Rich Curtains  No house in Nelson can show a finer display. We  do the business. Why? Because we substantiate  what we say���we have the goods and our PRICES  ARE  RIGHT.  ��*:  ��*$  .3.  0r  m  A  fl  ���f I  J. G. Bunyan & Co.  "GOOD CHEER" STOVES MP RaBJ  We are in the market again this season with this line of  Stoves. After handling them for a number of years we are.  convincEd that they are. the only Stoves that give  ABSOLUTE SATISFACTION.  Call and see our large and complete line.  ���t-3  LAWRENCE   HARDWARE   CO.  Importers and Dealers ln Shelf and Heavy Hardware.  TELEPHONE 39.  P. O. BOX 627.  Nelson Saw & Planing Mills  JOIMITBD.  CHARLES HILLYER, President.  HARRY HOUSTON, Secretary.  Havo Just lcccivort 3,000,0    foot of logs from Idaho, and wo are prepared to out the largest bill  of tlmbor of any dimensions or lengths.   Estimates givon at any time.   Tho largest stock of KaKh,  doors, and mouldings in Koolonay.  OOAST LUMBER OF ALL KINDS ON HAND  OFFICK AND YARDS! CORNER HALL AND FRONT 8TREKT8, ' '���J  ' 1 -v*  ft ^  I''5  THE NELSON TRIBUNE   TUESDAY MOBNING,  DECEMBER  24  1901  &*** ��* *** ****** ********&*******M*************&*****fy  THERE ARE A FEW LIKES SUITABLE FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS WHICH  WE ARE OFFERING AT VERY LOW PRICES.  tii  Ui  ili  *  tli  tu  ii  Hi  iU  Hi  Hi  tn  tb  tb  tb  tb  tb  vb  tb  tb  tb  English, French and  American  Perfumes.  Hand Mirrors  Ladies' Traveling Oases  Ladies' Dressing Oases  Gents' Traveling Oases  Ladies' Purses and Card  Oases.  Gents' Purses and Wallets  Chatelaine Bags  Perfume Atomizers  Hair Brushes of all kinds  W. F. TEETZEL & CO.  ^iii^a^^awaaaaaaaaaMaaaasMaasa^^aaaaa^aaaaaaaa^  CITY AND DISTRICT.  The court of revision and appeal for the  Nelson assessment district will be held  in the court house on Saturday, January  llth. John A. Turner, juuge ol' mc court ot  revision and appeal,  will preside.  Dr. Doherty, on behalf of the patients  and start' of the Kootenay Lake General  hospital desires to thank the members of  the Nelson Miners' Union for their very  liberal Christmas donations to the hospital.  Jacob Dover has consented to donate  seven trophies to be contested for by the  members of the Nelson hockey team and  one of tho outside teams. The date for the  match can be arranged to suit the convenience of the local team.  pie botli the liockev and lacrosse organizations. II Is therefore likely that the refusal of the eastern organization to reinstate the local men will be more generally regretted by the local admirers of lacrosse and hockey than by the men classed  as professionals.  _-^,-S,^'^,^,^''^''^''^,^''4&,^'^''^''^'^,^-^,^i'^',a''a-'a',a':a*'^,a',a*1^*'-^'^^  Smith Curtis arrived in Nelson last evening from the Boundary. He Is said to. be  so Intent at present In figuring- out the political situation at the Coast that he has  given over the work of finding passes  through tha mountains for Jim Hill.  Fop the Boy  Having added to my stock a large  range of Youth's Boy's' and Children's  clothing, I am now prepared to offer  to the public the best variety of these  goods ever shown in Nelson.  Everything is new and up-to-date  and are selling at the very lowest prices.  Intending purchasers will do well to  examine ray stock and get prices before  purchasing elsewher.  217 and 219  Baker Street  J. A. GILKER  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.  Houston Block  Nelson, B C.  J. A. IRVING & CO.  Judge Forin yesterday fixed January Oth  for the hearing of the application of the  thirty-four owners of property in Slocan  City to be placed on the voters' list. The  applicants claim that they were improperly  struck off the list by mayor York. \W A.  Galliher will appear for the applicants  when their case comes on for hearing.  Mickey. Monaghan arrived in from the  Little Joe property yesterday. It was on  the Little Joe, which adjoins the May and  Jennie property, that the recent strike of  native copper was made. The tunnel is now  in a distance of 50 feet, and the crosscut  has been driven for a distance of 2ti feet  without finding the second wall. Tho entire ledge is mineralized, with several  streaks of native copper occurring in the  ore, but no attempt has been made to obtain a-sampling across the width of the  ledare.  THE CLUB HOTEL  E. J. OUBEAfl", Proprietor.  VOTE POE  BIG- SCHOONER OF BEER  OE HALF-AND-HALI.  10e  -    The only good Beer in Nelson.  TOM AND JERRY  To the King's taste.  COENEE SILIOA AND STANLEY STS.  TURKEY RAFFLE  TONIGHT  GLUE  POT  SALOON  VERNON   BTREET  CHRISTMAS   DINNER  FROM 4 to 8 P. M.  NELSON CAFE  Fred Irvine & Company were never better prepared for the Christmas trade than  they are this year,'..and'-they* .announce  that up to date their Christmas trade has  never been better. They will be open late  this evening for the convenience of those  who have not yet made their holiday purchases.  Edward "?ole and J. C. Dittcr, ol thc  Spotted l-Iorse property, are in Nolson.  Thev ni-'i awaiting tho return's upon a 20  ton'shipment of ore which thoy have  brought in from their proi.erty. The s?nelt-  er returns from this shipment is boing  awaited with interest, as a 3200 pound shipment from this property some lime ago  netted the owners close upon $350.  Sheriff Tuck has seized the interest of J.  J. Fluotot in thc Manhattan, Rose, South  Fork, Boston, Pretoria and Joubert mineral  claims, situate on the south fork of Kaslo  creek to satisfy a judgment in favor' of  Frank Conruyt for $99-1.76. The Fleutot  intorest in the properties will be offered for  sale in front of the sheriffs office on Tuesday morning, January 7th, at the hour of  11 'o'clock.  The curling club will hold a points competition on- Christmas at 10 o'clock in thc  morning, entries for which can be mado at  the office of the president. One sheet of  ice will be reserved to play the games in  the president and vice-president series, ln  the evening a match will be played between teams composed of bachelors and  benedicts from the club membership, and  skipped by Messrs. Rae and Tamblyn. Any  schedule games in the club competition  which can be put on today can be played  off.  Thc bills of sale upon the Climax, Horseshoe Kmpress, Queen and-Union Jack minora 1 claim.H were recorded in tho Nelson record office-yesterday, These properties comprise the. Union Jack group, upon which a  sensational strike was renorted last week.  ennsiKtine of a ten foot body of ore said  to carrv $26 in .free gold values. Thc vendors of the group are John Goodland, Doug-  ald Cemeron and D. A. MeLeod and thc  title to the group is vested in Paul VicLor  Loth of Cincinnati.,  The refusal of the Canadian Athletic  Union to reinstate Messrs. Thompson,  Archibald and Jons of this citv as amateurs may be further reaching than was at  first thought. Messrs. Thompson and Archibald have figured prominently on both the  Nelson lacrosse and hockey teams, and If  the amateur rule in atriotJy snfofcecl every  man on each of these teams who played  with them will reciuire to be reinstated.  This would be a hard blow to amateur  sport in Nelson, as it would seriously crip-  John E. Fitzgerald, the Fernie man  charged with wounding Stephen Powell at  Fernie on November lSth, came before  judge Forin for sentence. Fitzgerald was  saddled with a rather bad reputation, as  three ^previous- convictions were brought  up against him. He was sentenced to six  months' imprisonment, to date from his  arrest. W. A. Galliher appeared for the  prisoner and did what he could for a reduction of sentence. Fitzgerald in the lirst  instance was charged with attempted murder. He assaulted Powell wilh an axe, but  the latter's wounds.were not so serious as-  was at first feared and the charge was reduced from attempted murder to unlawful  wounding.   -,;*. :'  - The case of McCailum vs. Sherry was up  before judge Forin yesterday. This is an  action: to recover the amounts due for  stores and packing in connection with the  development of the Black Prince mine,  near the Two Friends in the Slocan. Sherry  had a lease on the: property in partnership  with another, but it came up to him to  pay all the accounts. There were six plaintiffs altogether in the case, and they garnished the sum of $827.56 which was standing to the credit of.the lessees ot the property nt the Trail smelter. Tho iinpoi'lion-  riie'nt of this sum was about all there was  in the case as it came before his honor. By  tho terms of settlement thc owners of the  :  SHEEIFFS SALE.  m  m  m  m  m  ERS & CO.  ESTABLISHED 1892  &-  Province of British Columbia, Nelson AVest  Kootenay, to-wit:  By virtue of a -'writ of Fieri Facias issued  out of the supreme court of British Columbia, at the suit of Frank Conruyt, plaintiff,  and to me directed against the goods and  chattels of J. J. Fleutot, defendant, 1 have  seized and taken in execution all the right,  title and interest of the said defendant, J.  J. Fleutot,* in the mineral claims known as  and called '.'Manhattan," "Rose," "South  Fork," "Boston," "Pretoria," and "Joubert Fractional," aU being situate on the  South Fork of Kaslo creek, about five miles  from its mouth, in the vicinity of the  "Black Fox'S group.of-mineral claims and  recorded in the office'of the mining recorder  for the Ainsworth mining division of Wost  Kootenay district, to recover the sum of  nine hundred and ninety-four dollars and  seventy-five -cents ($994.75), and also interest on the sum of nine hundred and ninety-  one dollars'and twenty-five cents ($991.25)  from the 5th day of December, 19M, until  payment, at the rate of 5 per centum per  annum; besides sheriff's poundage, officer's  fees and all other legal incidental expensjeai  all of which 1 shall expose ior salo, or *sur-  ficient thereof to satisfy said judgment,  debt and costs at my office next to tho  court houso In the city of Nel.son, B. C. on  Tuesday (he 7th day of January, A. D. 1902,  at the hour of 11 o'clock in the forenoon.  Note.���Intending purchasers-will satisfy  themselves as to interest and title of the  said defendant.  S. P."TUCK. Sheriff of South Kootenay.  Dated at Nelson, B. C, 21st day of December, 1001.  NOTIOE.  Notice is heroby given that a court of revision and appeal for the Nolson assessment district yflll bo held in the court  house. Nelson, on Saturday, Junuary the  llth, 1902, at 10 o'clock a. m.  ' JOHN  A.   TURNER,  Judge of the Court of Revision and Appeal.  Nelson, B. C, 23rd December, 1901.  ��'  -&  Portland Cement  Fire Brick  Fire Clay  Sheet Iron  T Rails  Ore Cars  Blowers  Exhausters  Pumps  Graniteware  ���Tinware  ���^>��.^'3e>->Bt'-'��'*m-'a��-'a.'*fc  .  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  HARDWARE AND IRON MERCHANTS   $  HEATING STOVES  COOKING STOVES  AND  RANGES  %��  "* NELSON, B. C.  STORES AT  KASLO, B.C.  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  ik)  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  SANDON, B. C.    i$/  .*- Stir  y-y-jg-g'g &��,f!L'TL'XZ:&'l^-^'^'��'��'&&&"&'^-^'^'G_l'&'^'��,^"^'��-��"��'��-^*^:&-0'^ ff^^  V-^-��^.ws.w.'^.��^.^'^.sp:5r;^.iff.<5.^.-5.S-'A''**K.'����*���''C''C��'��^  jtfp< 'ff* ^- "^ ��� T **^. ��� **>. ��� T* ^ ��� *��^ ^ �������� ����� ��?��� ST- 'ff- ��?��� ����� ��-,��?��*^*��^*^*^*^*��r'S?:^^^��t^^^^^*^^^'S^^��  w  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  Sensible Xmas Presents  FOR GIRLS  Fancy Slippers, Dress and Street Shoes, etc.  FOR BOYS  Slippers,   Hockey   Boots,  Moccasins, Gum  Boots, Strong School Boots, etc.  FOR LITTLE TOTS  An endless variety of Infants' Footwear.  FOR GENTLEMEN  Skating Boots, Slippers, Dress Shoes, Gloves,  Rubber Soled Boots, Evening Pumps, etc.  FOR LADIES  Dress Shoes, Fancy Slippers, Felt Slippers,  Turkish Slippers, Skating Boots, Dancing  Shoes, "Julia Marlowe" Walking Shoes, etc.  L. A. GODBOLT, Prop.  oyal Shoe Store  THOS. LILLIE, Manager  %  m  m  m  m  v^AAAAASAdddddS&AAi&^AAAi2didAdjl4^dAidSA'A^''^'>>'^l  ���^'���^���^���^^���^���.^���.���^���^���^�����'*S��.^^^'<-'.3��/.S'���i?!.3*,*'3' Si'Si'S>'S''S>'^-0^-t^-S''ig'^i'9'S��'TS-,.TSi.Ti:TSi^i-t  mine will receive 15 .per cent of the money,  and the balance will be divided pro rata  among the' plaintiffs.  Captives Are Both WeJl.  CONSTANTINOPLE, December 23. ��� A  correspondent of the Associated Press was  informed at the American legation that  no agreement had yet been arrived at with  the brigands, holding iviiss Stone captive,  concerning the missionaries' release and  that il was not likely anything would bo  settled for another ten days. Advices received here from Sofia are to the effect tliat  that M. Tsilka has heard that Mme. Tsilka,  his wife, Is doing well but cannot be moved  for another week. The same advices also  say Miss Stone is well.  Demonstration Against Turkey.  SOFIA, Decembor 23.���A revolutionary  demonstration against Turkey took place  here last night and the police experienced  difficulty .in, preventing the rioters from  wrecking the residence of the Turkish  commissioners. Thousands of people who  wore in sympathy with those actively en  gaged in rioting participated in the1 disturbance by shouting for a revolution in  Macedonia.    The Athabasca, following its usual holiday custom, will this evening and tomor-"  row serve free to its friends and patrons,,  a fine turkey lunch with all the necessary  adjuncts, including a glass of Imperial  Punch.  As the famo of Athabasca lunches is  well known it is not necessary to dwell on  any specialties, but suffice it to say that it  will be up to its usual standard and every  delicacy the market affords will be served..  Iff/  Vt/  \i>  Hi  **<00*00'00*j0* "ir'' '^'^ ^'-SS  . '^ ��js*>�� '^'_5y 2sy-3^ "-JS*. ��� Js *JS jSj i^S r^s>  ���"55 " *0 *^5 ��� ^' 40 ' 00 ' 00' 00 ' 00' **** * ^ ' ^'  Umbrellas  FOB LADIES AND MEN  Large assortment to choose  from, comprising Pearl, Ivory,  Onyx Horn, Gun Metal; Gold,  Siver, Dresden and Natural  Wood. Durable coverings.  ^jf_Steel-rods.__AlLfitted_with.the_  |iz new nickle plated, self-acting  runner or glove protector.  Ranging in price from $1.50,  $2.50, $3.50 and $500 to $10.  I!/  Hi  Silk Waists  FOB LADIE3  Holiday Goods of Utility  ���JSi *-25*"JS*��� **^\2&'J^���-^���^^��� **^. *^. ***^.'^k .-^���Sk���^-���-W '  ^4p^9 -^i& ^iv -^^9-^9^ '^9-^^ '^p^^,^^^^ J^^^^B^^^ ******|SI * k.  ' 00 ' __0 ' jB>' ^0 ' ^0' 40 * 40* *0 * ^0* _t__\_1 * _____** ^i * '-Si * ______1' _____\t *_______: ���*____*  Kid Gloves   : \\  FOB LADIES ||V  In all leading shades and best    \f/  makes.    Sizes from 5^ to 7^.    \i'd  iii  iii  iii  iii  iii  iii  iii  Hi  \t)  \*/  Hi  \ir  Beautiful dress waists. Made  in the latest styles of fine quality Taffeta Silk and Satin in  white, pink, sky,torquois,grey,  cardinal, navyandblack. Prices  from $4.50, $5.00, $6.50 to  $18.00. Also in French Flannels, silk trimmed, specially  selected for their daintiness and  adaptability for gift giving.  Handkerchiefs  FOB LADIES  In silk, linen, hemstitched, embroidered lace and insertion,  trimmed in a large assortment  of patterns to select from.  Neckwear  ir-HtU'iTr^-l/l  FOB LADIES ::xz,\__l_TZZ3  vW  We have a large assortment  of-Lace  Collars  and   Revers  Silk Stocks, Ties and Boas in  w black, white and fancy colors.  As usual we continue to live up to our reputation, and provide an enormous assortment of goods to satisfy the needs of holiday supplies. We certainly have a selection  of holiday goods for this season's trade which would he hard to overrate.    ,11mm���TiMiiniiMHiwi luwi'nMii''" * .��������t��m miiii  ������������ iiimwn���imfi m 1���*********************���  11 '....���. '   '        1" t  PINP PI TDQ *f Jm wa]jt ^e very *atest novelties it fine furs either for your own  rlllE rUKjp use or as a holiday gift we are prepared to furnish you with them  Ladies' Jackets andMuffs  We carrya line of Seal, Persian* Lamb in black and grey, Electric Seal, Black Martiny Alaska Sa,ble, and Tox. Also ladies, and  children's Storm Collars. Collarettes, Cloves, and'Mittens-to match above. '":':/.::";  MMHBHMa^HMBMaHBMMHHMMH^aHHIMaMMM^i^nMM'i'''''^HnnaMMHM��Mt��>i  House  Seasonable goods the line of House Furnishings, Down Quilts and Comforters, Satin and Sateen Covering. White and all Wool  Blankets, Sofa Cushions in endless variety, Silk Mantle Draperies and Table Covering, Rugs and Spuares, Axminister, Wilton and  Smyrna Mats. _______^________�����_���-_-_-~-_-_������^.  Peau de Soie Silks JJJ  SPECIAL VALUES  For waists and~sKirts7^$r.oo to~  $4.00 per yard. Black and  colored Taffeta silk, all the  newest shades from 65c to $1.50  per yard. Fancy'blouse silks,  stripes, checks and brocades.  iii  m  Hi  Hi  Hi  Men's Department jg  LATEST STYLES  We are showing a. large  range of Neckwear in the latest styles and patterns.  BAKER STREET, NELSON  il>  Hi  Hi  iii  House Coats      Hi  TORMEN \j/  Dressing Gowns and Bath  Robes. All new English made  goods. Also Gloves, Scarfs,  Traveling Bags and a few of  the latest Hats in Hard and  Fedora shapes.  Toys, Dolls, Games  In endless variety to suit  the  young.  Hi  C5^5v5^^^v5'-35^'^'7&'^^^^^'^&&&&^^^'~'^'^^'^^'^ ^^.^.^.^.^.^^s^^.^.^*^'^-^ ^���^���^���^���^���^���^.���^,  Millinery  See our latest styles in mil  linery.  w  iii  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  ��r  1.  \  fi  5-4  ^"KfcVI. wfl5tf,,,B

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