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 * -  -J  APR 4-1905     i\  $ WM. .R.  HEARST.'. ."I  ha.vc seen tho  ^ inoaLbeui^lliul lukL'sjn Italy und SwlUer-  7v lit nd, (iiid'till thohe lovely spots, but I have  _. ni'vur&cvn anything finer than the Koote-  % nay In Round the Arrow hikes.   Wchadn  > delightful time there.   This was my llrst  > trip through, there." -     - "- '  ^ JTP^:  i^. i'^yoA,  5*_  VQLUoM^.^III.  NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, APRIL 1,19C5.  >7P��*A*^  > PROF. Ml LLS has. neYef~atett.*nj.t_l_i:  > '��� fl uer tlio n the l'ru 11 of Nelson districts Ho  j. ntjded:   "I didn't see the cherries-or ra*p--  S^berrjes or gooseberries, but-' If they cui*��-  ^Vparevxvlih the apples, pearl and plums,-  ���j^ufUive here n fruit country uunurparttd  tT/jjttiijlhliigIn the Dominion." <  fr.--'     ���   -     '  NUMBBBjjiB^3  'ii.  BKmSW COLUMBIA GROWS IN FAVOR.  THINGS TALKED ABOUT IN NELSON CURING THE WEEK. | THE *'.<a���2?'^'^Y   ^   FALSEH00D  Lust wgel> -a short -reference -\vna  luiule in Jhcae columns, to the probability thut-the coining- year would  witness thp.rintroduction., of. a large  umouut of,-Br.j.t',sh ��� capital into this  Proyince. ...T.liis week wo are In receipt of n le.tlqt'fmin ��� reliable authority in London- to the.effoct that British  Columbia as a.ifield.TorJn.vestnient is  growing in.the .Old Country. In the  communication, referred to it is noted  that tiie feeling haa. changed very  much during the.last four -years. At  that time, at a public- meeting or any  gathering the- mention of British Columbia was ������sufficient;-to-"raise .derogatory .remarks about it from all ;sides,  whilst now people from ail over Britain arc turning their attention to tlie  great advantages British Columbia  possesses over, all .other provinces in  - tlio Dominion." Our correspondent remarks :  "I believe that.sqine of.our very best  people, for colonists,v'tha.t are now leaving, or about;, to. leave,:Ei\gland fora  colony, are going to British Columbia.  People who can work, who havo  money, and who go more with the object of making a real home, than the  idoa of speedy fortune and return."  This Is certainly pleasing news, and  must be a source.of congratulation to  the people.of this Province. There  are several reasons for this change for  the better in regard to the feeling  towards British Columbia. One reason is the fact that we have now a  stable Government, and are no longer  living in hourly: expectation of a  change of rulers. No doubt the shifting of Governments has been a curse  to British Columbia, just as tlie present  Government has been a blessing. Another reason, as the excellent work  that has been done by the Agent-  General Upr British Columbia in England, Hon. J. H. Turner. This gentleman has been indefatigable in his efforts to ad ranee the interests of British  Columbia in theOld Country, and it  now seems certain that his efforts have  been crowned with success.  T4JE   POINT   OF   DR.    OSLER'S   JOKE.  Echoes and News, unimportant medical   journal  of :New 'York, iu an  I  editorial, "Much Ado About Nothing,"  has something to .sayjab.out.the frenzied persons who ha-ve-been criticizing  JDr. William ,Osier. ^.It^runs as follows:     ' _._  ,   ;       .,.,,.;: ���.    ...;'.    ;,  Tho American, favorite funny story  is about thc Englishman who cannot  see a joke. .The' tomato story with  "They eat what they cap and tin the  .. rest" has circled*the glo.be, and."What  was-the. matter with tiie custard-pic?'  i. equally-famous. But now it is tlie  .1'higlishmen's turn.to laugh. We fancy  tliit for some years to come no American..ou English soil can hoilr the word  "chloroform" without feeling silly. ���'  Americans may not know that with  all their ability to see a joke they arc  world-famous for not being able to take  a joke ; and a more jovial joker, a more  .epigrammatic, and witty member  of  society  than,..Dr.. Osier never   made  . after-dinner speeches.  The furore .that has been raised over  his retiring speech at .Johns-.Hopkins  reminds one of; the "Hobson's kiss"  episode, and the "Dewey's house" busi-  '"nessr--It-isoir par with-theniarvelloiis"  facility qf the. pres.-i to kindle a mighty  llume. from a very littlo matter, and it  illustrates most delightfully.' our national, tendency to take ourselves very,  seriously..      We % can ha,   ha  at  our  ..neighbor's expense,  but not at  our-  ��� selves.  Now, when Dr. Osier in his dry and  genial manner, wished modestly to indicate to his fellow-workers that he  felt, he back, lived, his best "days with  them, he. facetiously quoted fromJAn-  tliony..iTrpilope'8 novel. "Tho Fixed  Idea," the sclvfcme on  which tho plot  hihgos,of a.collego into which at CO  men should^ retire for a year of contemplation before a peaceful departure  by chloroform. He adds, pointing at  himself, the barb which all the solemn  readers qf the daily news claim ,was  hurled: at their self-respecting selves,  .these words :���"That incalculable benefits might follow such a scheme is  apparent to anyone who, like myself,  has made a careful study of the calamities which may befall men during the  seventh aiid eighth decade."  -  He then adds, after recounting some  of the well-known follies of the age:  "Tho -teachers life shou Id. have three  periods. Study until 25, investigation  until 40, profession until 60, at which  time'hc should be retired on a double  allowance." The press missed, this  point. "���'.������ : v  To round up his playful-allusion, :he  says; with affected hesitation :."Whether Anthony Trollope's suggestion bf  a college and chloroform should be  carried out I have become a little dubious, as my own time is getting too  short."  Dr. Osier is taking with him to Ox  ford a curious epistolary collection, for  he has been bombarded with letters,  telegrams, and articles from the senile  and the presenile all over "the country,  stating iu good set terms why they-  should not be chloroformed.  If Dr. Osier was to stay with us  much longer^ive fear tliat he would  havo to lake to heart the advice of  John G. Saxe who says:  "Learn to wear a sober phiz, .  Be stupid if you cat' ;  It's such a serious thing  To be a funny man."  'PROVINCIAL ESTIMATES FOR 1905-1906.  ���..--.-  The Estimates were   submitted  to  ���the��� .Hjuse   last  Tuesday,    and    the  speech made by the Minister of Fin-  ���'-.������ juice.-.confirms the contention  of tlie  friends of the Government that   the  .-���. Provipcial.fi nances are in a satisfactory  condition..  As., the Finance Minister  o  remarked,  the. Estimates ...have, been  ���framed .very cautiously and. conscrva-  .:t4iyely;-aiuid unless any unforeseen cir-  ���'. -c.umstances should occur to check pro-  .',��� gross; ���there is not much doubt that in  ���-������;��� nearly every, item, of the rove'nue, the  .':..���:'; estimates.wijl.be exceeded.  Commont-  .-...in-g.on- this'satisfactory.state of affairs,  ���;.; the   News-A'dyertiser  says:     "Such.  ;: -prudence, is- to. be .-commended, since  ���  "the.result ojf inflated estimates cannot  fail to embarrass the financial situation  while it gives a bad impression of the  lack of elasticity and progress iu the  Provincial revenue. . . . We must  defer a detailed examination of the various items of revenue and expenditure  JV-r another occasion. We may say,  however, that while,on the one side  these items show satisfactory and  healthy revenue conditions, on the  other there is evidence of economical  and prudent 'administration and due  regard to the lessening as much .as  possible of the burdens of the taxpayers.'" The estimate of revenue- for the  next, fiscal year shows $2,559,376, as  compared with $2,5��!k076.66 in the  present year, notwithstanding that the  receipts in the next year under the  Chinese Restriction Act are estimated  at $1000 against $200,000 the present  year.  The most discussed question In Nel-  .Hoii this week lias been the start that  has been made on the electric lighting  plant. All are agreed that the plant  should be Installed at the earliest possible moment, but there is considerable  criticism of tho method hy which the  work is now being uiilertakon. Among  ot^er things ..complained of is the  awarding of the contract when there  was only quo tender. No one questions the ability of D. McBeatlrA Co.  to carry out the work successfully! hut  in-order to avert commentof any kind,  it is felt by some that It would have  beon better had thero been a little delay to get estimates; front other: contractors. It is true the tenders were  advertised for, but only in tho Nelson  Tribune, a paper with ii very limited  circulation. However, this is not the  fault of Contractor McBeath, and no  doubt he will do his work well.  But there is also serious fault found  with the attempt that is being made to  start the work beforo the debentures  are sold. It may lie that the debentures have been disposed of, but if that  i.s the cage the public knows nothiug  about it. If they have not been sold,  the. work now going ahead 'will have  to oe paid from the current revenue of  the*cf.t.y. This would lead to seriou.s  peril-to the city's interests. It does  seem us if the pubMc were entitled to  somo information on this point.  Another objection  has been  raised,  with regard to undertaking-auy partof  the'ivork before estimates for the whole  work had been submitted for consideration.   Again.it may be that estimates  j have- been prepared, aiid that there is  no Intention of submitting them to the  public. All tlie ratepayers will bo required to do is to pay for the work.  This appears to be the situation at  the present time,and while il is well  calculated to exasperate a large body of  the ratepayers, It must be~ confessed  that thero are still,u large number who  believe it is only just and right tliat one  mau should arrogate to himself rights  and privileges that would provoke a  revolution if attempted even by the  Czar of .Russia. Of course the Nelsou  Czar, is only a $1200 affair, but the  principle invoh'ed Is the same.  Thomas Sergeant, the new chief  of the fire brigade, reported for duty  this morning. Chief Sergeant ha9 had  a lengthy experience as a fire fighter,  and it seems as if the city of Nelson  was fortunate in securing so capable  an official. The matter of fire protection is one that concerns every citizen,  and it is the duty of every resident of  Nelson to render all assistance possible  to the new. chief-iii,the discharge of his  duty.  Kauvar"  was  given   before a small  audience.    It is Mr. Nelson's intention  to visltthis city agahj. in tbe autumn.  Between the acts of/'RIchelieu" last  Monday evening, Mr. Nelson admln-  Jstered a well deserved rebuke to two  or three individuals who made a great  deal of.unnecessary noise in the gallery.  It would be well If the police would  make an example of those who attend  the theatre aud do not know how. to  behave, themselves.  Preparations for the' Nel*on."flower  festival, to be held July 1st, are already  i - ,  being made.  The presentation of ''Richelieu" at  the Nelson Opera Hoiihe, last' Monday  evening by Harold Nelson and hiscura-  pany was a dramatic treat. The house  was crowded, and Mr Nelson was seen  to great advantage in Lytton's famous  play.. On the following evening "Paul  The curfew is no longer rung in Victoria as a warning to all youngsters to  go home nt an early hour. The bylaw  ordering the riuging of the bell has not  yet been rescinded and the only ex;  planation forthcoming is that the custom was so palpably obsolete and unnecessary that the curfew has been  dropped by the authorities out of pure  disgust.  -The many friends of Eugene P. Miller in this city werejshocked at tbe announcement last^ Wednesday that he  had die.d that morning in Victoria.  "Gene'.'; Miller was a resident of Nelson  a year or more, being a linotype operator on theNews. In >Nelson, as everywhere else he workod, ho wasa universal favorite. He leaves'a wife' and-  two children. .  Witn the return of Mayor Houston,  the Tribune has revived its former  policy of abuse and vilification. During the absence of Mayor Houston, tho  best that could be said of the Tribune  editorials was that they were harmless  drivel; with an occasional reflection  on the conduct of the female population ; now this has been changed to  brazen falsification. The attack on  four members of the Consorvativo Union, last Tuesday evening, was a hot-  able instance of the character referred  to. It was therein stated that four  members of the Conservative Union in  the last Provincial election "deposited  ballots marked* with across opposite  the Liberal candidate." ' This is just as  false'asany statement ever printed in  the Tribune. .Three of the four Con-  ._��  servatiyes referred to refrained from  votingat the last Provincial election,  and the fourth has'iiever taken anyone  into his confidence as to how be voted.  The reasons the three mentioned gave '  for not voting for tbe so-calied (Jon- .  sorvatiye candidate at  that' election  were, that he was not a Conservati ve ;  .  tbat be was* a time-server;  tbat bo  would not be found  supporting  the  Conservative party when-the Legislature convened ;  that' he was a man In  ���  whom io reliance could be placed ; that  he was an impecunious politician, and  all he was after was this salary ; tbat he ������  had not received bis nomination frbro}  tire rank and file of tbe Conservati^,  party, and" that his election would be.  disastrous to the city of Nelaon.   How  fur they were justified in reaching that*-  conclusions, surely the conduct of Jot^n  Houston has borne the most conclunive  testimony.   As to tlie charge tbat the/  "dt_po_-ited ballots marked'with a ctos.  opposite the name of tbe Liberal candidate," it can only be repeated tbat.it  is false, although quite aii  near tha  truth as the venomous editor .of tb_  Tribune ever gets. _ /.���  Mr., and Mrs. Fred Clements have  returned, from an extended visit east.  While at Ottawa, Mr. Clements passed  his examination for Dominion land  surveyor. Mr. Clements will open an  office in this city at once.  LIFE STORY OF. THE MARQUIS OF DUFFERIN AND AYA.  The London Daily Express contains  the following review of the recently  published life of Lord Dufferin by Sir  Alfred Lyall, which will be of special  interest to Canadians ih view of thede-  ceased statesman's connection ��� with  the Dominion :  Of all tlio statesmen ofthe Victorian  Era, Frederick Lord DufTerin, baron by  inheritance, earl by favor and marquis  by merit, should least of all lack his  inspired bard. For his life is a long  record of such charm and goodness that  even his great public services pale before _ t h e_beau ty_ of^h is ,_pe rsonaL character. Especially is it desirable that  his life-story should be told by one having authority, in that its close was not  amid.tbat calm serenity which mortals,  judging by tlieir own standards; would  award to the good and faithful servant,  but amid storms of sorrow and misfortune. If Sir Alfred Lyall can scarcely  claim to be the inspired bard, tho biography. i3 inspi'red^y true love and  veneration for its subject.  Lord DulFerin stands out as an instance of the success in life-.which has  so often in our history followed upon  the education of the ordinary, undistinguished Etonian' and Oxford pass  man. Born to assume the duties of a  landlord and a legislator, from his early  youth ho realized his responsibilities,  and learned to take them sci iously. His  mother, a grand-daughter ��f Richard  Brinsley: Sheridan, the statesman und  playwright, possessed in full measure  the beauty and talents of. her family,  both of which she tran8'nitted to her  only child, Lord Dufferin. So young  was she nt .his birth, that to the end  of his life he well remembered her comingqf"uge.      ' -  The touching letters from mother to  son and son to mother which Sir Alfred  i ���.-���-.--.  I Lyall quotes form some of the most  ; charred n g portions of. th is book, demon-  . strati ng as they do not onlv the deep-  i .  est maternal and filial- affection, but  ialso a true- friendship, perhaps due to  . the comparative nearness of their ages,  .which it is much more rare to find.  i. t  ��� The following beautiful passage from  ! one of Lady Dufferin's letters will show  it: "Your letter gave rtie much pleasure, not because it assured me of your  love', for I need no words to, convince  me of ''that,'but because it showed me  how very dear you are to.me. ��� I promise you that I shall always keep it by  me as>long as I lire, and it shall be  buried witii me when I die. You  are wrong in calling yourself 'selfish.'  I do.not know one who would.be more  ready to sacrifice his own���pleasure or  advantage to another than you are, and  you may accept this praise from me  fearlessly, for you know I judge you as  severelyasl-lovo-you-greatly."   Oxford was succeeded-first of all by  a period of residence on the Irish estates, marked by an attempt to play  the part of agrarian reformer, and afterwards by a-period of residence in  London, during which young Lord  Dufferin gave himself up for a time, of  set purpose, to the distractions of society.- The following record of a day is  amusing :  "Saw Thackeray shaving !. Breakfasted with the Bishop of Oxford!  Went down to the House of Lords to  hear him speak, and was turned out of  the gallery by the usher. Talked for  some timo with Gladstone.. : Had.my  head examined and was told tliat I  had no politicul ambitions. Talked to  Sharmun Crawford about tenant right.  Took a ledson iu reel dancing."  Lord Dufferin's entry into . public  life found him first of all holding minor  offices' in successive Liberul adminis-,  trillions, including if it may so be  termed, the Coalition Ministry of Lord  I Aberdeen���that of the Crimean War.  Ilis.-great natural gifts of diplomatic  tact and courtesy, however, marked  him for the paths of diplomacy, and  his first chance in the. career in whieh  he afterwards distinguished himself  came when he was appointed British  representative on the International  Commission on Syrian Affairs in 1859.  His conduct of the business was a brilliant success, and his personal popularity so great that at his departure the  French Commissioner, to whom he  had been in constant opposition, kissed  him on both cheeks!.        -. .&.  The Governor-Generalship of Canadu  followed in 1872, and here again Lord  Dufferin distinguished himself as none  of his predecessors had done. He was  the first representative of the Crown to  "mix with the people, to entertain lavishly, and thus to give the Imperial  connection a real, and visible significance.  With the Viceroyalty of India and  the Embassies at St. Petersburg, Constantinople, Rome and Paris, I have  no space to deal. LordDufferiii'sname  is written, not like Keats', in water,  but on;the'fleshytablets^)f_tlTe~heart_  of the people among whom hedweit.  Only In the conclusion I will quote,  from the dark days before his death  (told by Sir Alfred LyaU-with a pathos  absolutely poignant), a very beautiful  and touching letter to-Lord Salisbury :  "CliANDEUOYE, February 9th, 1902."  Dear Lord Salisbury,���Being, as my  doctors seem to say, on my death-bed,  I desire, while I still havo my wits  about me, to place in your hands my  resignation of the Chancellorship of  the Royal Uuiversity of Ireland, as  well as the Lieutenancy of this country.  I suppose that under these circumstances ill-health will be regarded us a  valid excuse. I also desire to thank  you for the great kindness and consideration you have never failed to  show me since the time you started  me in my diplomatic career, for having kept the Italian Embassy su long  open for me, and for innumerable ucts  of kindness. J do not think you ever  know how much I liked you from the  time you were a thiu, frail, little lower  boy at, Cookeslej's, even then writing,  ns my tutor used to say, such clever essays. This is all I have strength to  say. Good-bye, and God bless you.���  Ever yours,  DUFFEEIN ANI> AVA."  So falls tbe curtain on one of tbe  greatest of Queen Victoria's servants  nnd friends, a man of whom it may be  said, in the words of Kipling's beauti:  ful line:  He worked  his work and  held  his  peace, and had no fear to die .'  DUTY OF LAWYERS TO THEIR CLIENTS*'  Lawyers have always been jealous  of their professional honor, -and are  quick to resent slurs upon it. Yet tlie  State Bar Association of New York has  exposed itself to much criticisraby sustaining a judge who is accused of putting some of his relatives into sinecures  where they drew pi��y, although they  rendered no work.' What has done  much more than this to injure the profession,'however,- is the complicity of  acute and learned lawyers, of high  standing, in the great grabs of franchises aiid other privileges committed  by trusts and corporations. Lawyers  have taught the corporations how to  evade and override the laws! They  have supplied bruins for huge agglomerations of greedy capital.' That is  their most conspicuous sin in this, day,  and is the root of that deplorable commercialism which now infects the profession.  One may criticize the bar freely now.  adays, but it- was 'not always so ; ut  least in England. Disraeli once  came to grief for some remarks he  made' about lawyers. - In a contested  election case to which ho-was not a  party a certain barrister, quite extranc-  qusly1 j9_anyt_h_ng_in__the__record,_us__  serted that Mr. Disraeli hud bought  votes and, when the votes were delivered, had failed to pay. This charge  enraged Disra,eli, not unnaturally, and  he promptly sent this letter to. all the  London newspapers : "Sir,T���I am informed that it is quite useless, aqd even  unreasonable, in me to expect from Mr.  Austin any satisfaction for these impertinent calumnies, because Mr. Austin is a member of ah honorable profession the first principle of whose practice appears to be that they may say  anything, provided they be paid for it.  The privilege of circulating falsehood  with impunity is delicately described  as doing yourduty toward your client,  which appears tq.be a very dlffereut  process from doiiig your duty toward  your neighbor. "This may be" the*  usage of Mr. Austin's profession, and U  may be the custom of society to subiufl  to its practice, but, for .my'part, it'apt-'*  pears to me lu be nothing better tbap  a disgusting and' intolerable tyranny,  and I, for one, shall not' bow to it in  silence."     ������ ' : - ' .     "  For this letter he was brought to tlie  bar on a charge' of contempt of court;  .  >*.  the theory being that an insult to "lhe  *    ...    ��� - ��� _jj ' ���    ���-  barristers, who  were officer* of .the  court, was an:fnsalt to the' oae*fcv H*---  made a very clever speech in. his own <'  behalf, contending that netnw the'vicr- '  tim of a logal fiction, and was prosecuted  not  so  much   for an  offence  against tlie law as for an offeneeagainai  the lawyers, aud in conclusion, as ��  plea for clemency, he read the famou��  definition of a lawyer's duty-to hia*-*'  client, written   by   Lord Brougham,  who had been the Lord Chancellor.  "An advocate," said  Brougham, "by  the' sacred duty which- be owes  hia  client, knows In  tbe discharge of lib  duty but one person in tbe world���.that '  client_and_none_other. To save that-���  client by all expedient means, and to-  protect that client at all basarda and  costs to all others, and among others to-  himself, is the highest and most unquestioned of his.duties ; and he muni,.  uot regard the alarm, the sufferings,  the torment, the destruction whichhe  may bring upon any other. In the  spirit of duty he must go r-n, reck lea*  even if his fate should be unhappily to  iuvolvo his country in confusion."  Tho lawyers universally quarrel with  this definition, but some vary eminent  corporation counsel appear to follow It  as u precept though thoy condemn It  'as a doctrine. '  CLEVER DEVICE OF PARIS SHOPLIFTER'  An apparently respectable matron,  carrying an ostensible baby in long  clothes was observed yesterday fumbling at a stall iu one of the big shops  of the Rue de Riyoli, Paris. The observers of her movements were two detective*, who had followed her into the  shop,- tiihiL*..!-; they hud seen her before.  The men wero correct in their surmise, for the matronly person is a professional thief, with many previous  convictions. She was seen lifting  several articles of cheap jewelry, and  then walked to another stall, whence  she abstracted some pieces of velvet  and silk. As she was leaving the shop  she was arrested- At thc police station  she protested that she was the wrong  person and began to cry. Tbe ostensible baby also cried', and the police  superintendent, being evidently ft  father, lifted the veil of the infant'*  face and spoke soothing words to th*  child.  Looking moro closely at the baby  the police official noticed that ita eye*  were quite dry and its face bereft of pf  trace of life. Tapping the InfantlQe  visage he found that it was made of  cardboard. The bogus baby was a receptacle for stolen property. On It*  body was a contrivance which, when  pressed, made the dummy infant  evolve cries. The receptacle had inside ita stolen bracelet and the pieces  of velvet and silk abstracted from tb��  shop.���Paris Correspondence Londoi>  Telegraph. THE-NELSON ECONOMIST  TtfOElSOl ECOHOTMIST  l'ublliihed every Saturday afternoon at  VEBJCOS STREET. NELSON. B. C.  $1 Per Year Str_d\y ia Advance  Advertlslnc rates marie known on nj)plica-  lion. ���  " All chansns in ailvc-tlsb.-ifnts to i!i��nr<>  Insertion should reach this olhec not latt-r  than Thursday, 12 o'clock.  Y/lien change of nddrcs Is required, it l<-  doHlrible that both the old addrc*��i ai'd thc  new be clvcn.  Address all communications. " Pii'.ilMu-r  of THE NEMOS KCOXOSflST. Nelson. 15. C."  EDITORIAL COMMENT.  The proposal of the Toronto  grand jury to administer a sever?  spanking to habitual drunkard?.-i*  being discussed seriously by thc  eastern press. There is a F'rong  feeling that such punishment would  have a good effect, and possibly ��<">  _ long way in advancing the cause  of temperance. To some, however.  It occurs that there would be some  difficulty in securing a "sp.nking"  officer. Perhaps this difficulty  Would be experienced in sotre cities,  hut so far as Nelson is concerned,  we cannot see any cause for alarm.  This office would be a salaried one.  and we are fortunate in having n  man in this citv ��ho now enj-.iys  the emoluments attached to a seat in  the Legislature ar.d thc . Tice of  mayor. The'additional salary connected with the exalted office of city  "spanker" would be an object, and  would help to carry on the great  work of ."progress and poverty."-  If it should happen that a "spanking" law is enacted in this Province, we would respectfully offer a  few suggestions as to the conduct of  the office. It" must occur to ti:e  the most casual observer, that the  position of "spanker'' would be ope  demanding" the exercise of-'no ordinary discretion, and at the same  time- the qualifications should not  be overlooked.^ Indeed, that this is  the view already taken iu some quarters, it is offered in evidence that a  well-known .'_'practical politician"  has startedin to justify his qu'alifi-  catious'fOr the new office by practicing 'vrith a steel-ruler.. It must  ; be remarked that the "spankee"  in this' case was not a bibulous  individual, but a highly respected  citizen.     There are sonic who may  think   we  have made  it clear that i  i  such a 1 aw should be enacted, and j  that tiiere is  only one man in Nelson duly  qualified to  perform the  duties  pertaining   to   the  office  of  "spar, ker."  The return of the local member  and liis abandonment of all legislative duties might as well have occurred long a;��o ; in fact there"is no  reason why he should attend the  sittings of the Legislature at all,  and thus save the country $8oo.  But. of course, be is not in the business for any other purpose than  what there is in it. One mav  now expect his evening sheet  to convey to his henchmen  his personal n.outhin'js and venomous spittings. Step up, gentlemen,  and take your medicine. How long  before the inevitable : and when it  cctues how man}* regrets ?  West Ioiitesm  W'l.nlesule and Retail  DfiiitTsln  rn  = a a   Fill  B J * V  HLUI1  i  ftl  ���WiLA!  :* Ln  i  w  at p  e have a La  slight advti  rge Stock  ice on cost  of goods for winter wear which we will sell  in.or.der'to make way for our spring stock.  PRESS COMMENT.  object to_a ruler as the wand of of  /fice'of. the/'spanker,V h'-.t thtt. U  merely a matter of detail, and anyway there will always be found a  number _n Nelson who will -object  to everything originating in certain  quarters. But this leads to consicl-'  eration cf the costuming of the  new official. We submit that no  self-respecting "spanker" should  be expected to dress in the ordinary  . wearing apparel of the'average cit-  ..izeti of business, and that everythinjr  should be. done on the start to impress the public-with the dignity of  the office. We'do not press the  ' claim for silk gown's nor declare uncompromisingly for'white chokers,  -.but.we think;we gnage public sen-  ' 'titoent'fairly we'll iti "suggesting that  the "spanker" for the city of -Nelson should wear a wig. This would  awe the victiov.and possibly a:t as  a deterrent to those who are inclined to worship shamelessly and  assiduously at the" shrine of  BaCcchus. ..The expense would be  almost -. nil; ��� incited, now . that the  lawyers will have no fuither use  for the orpamenial headgear, no  doubt one of them would gener  ously donate a wig for the exclu  sive use of the city "spanker." A  great deal more could be said on  thin  interesting  subject,  but   wc  A good deal of interest was excited in the city yesterday as the result of an announcement that the  deal with the C. P. R. for. the purchase of the Esquimalt & Nanaimo  Railway bad f.illen through. Various sentiments were expressed, but  generally speaking regret was expressed as a consequence. We are  in a position to state, however, that  while such a contingency ��* not impossible, negotiations are still pending. The deal is not "off," but the  consummation of the agreement* for  =ale lias been deferred fnr a time,  t least, awaiting the course of legislation now under consideration.-  Tuera is a possibility that a transfer  will be made by or before the tst of  June, or it may be indefinitely postponed. No positive announcement  is likely to be made for  some time.  ���Victoria Colonist.  According to a published statement, ciled to Jay P. Graves, general manager, the Granby Co. is  making $100,000 per month at the  present rate of copper,-and is turning out metal at a cost of 9 cents  per" pound. Extensive improvements at mines and smelter continue  to.be nride, to increase the output  and reduce ccsts, but it seems reasonably certain that British Columbia's greatest miuing company  will at-" n o d istan t "^date commence thc distribution of regular  profits to the shareholders.. Many  economies have been effected iu recent months.--rbocnix Pioneer.  URL. I  Camps supplied on siiorlem  notice and lowest prices.  Mail orders receive careful  attention.  Nothing . but fresh and  wholesome meats and supplies  kept in. stock.  E. C.TRAVES. Manager  r9C*  Forty substantial agriculturalists  from  Manitoba and the territories,  who.are selling out their farms at  good figures with a view to settling  iu   the    Okanagan,   where   more  equitable climatic conditions are obtainable,   arrived   at- Vernon   last  Saturday in chaVge of A. L. Bond,  of Winnipeg.      Thc party is being  shown tbe valley by H.  Percival  Dec'of Vernon, who originated the  idea   of   bilnging   personally-conducted excursions.     He savs the  visitors are simply delighted with  the climate and amazed at tbe richness of the soil, fruit growing:   possibilities and variety and quality of  the agricultural products of the distiict.     This  means  tbe advent of  hundreds  of .-.other, home-seekers  audthe "running of similar monthly  exclusions ^from Winnipcgl      Mr.  I'.ond declares that Okanagan   fruit"  sold in   Manitoba is  primarily  responsible for   this movement of set-  lers into the valley, and the knowledge of the splendid climate, which  is generally becoming   known on  tne outside.���Inland Sentinel.  Corner Mill and lorephins St-s.  Us an .Order for Your  Groceries, *tb Notice  The promptness of delivery.  Thc clrunnetF nnd freshness of Good*.  The full honest measure.  The quality of wnut you -jot.  You will find nbuiidant reason for sondiug  your future otders.  This Week's Specials Arc :  34-lb Boxes of A 1 Cicsmery Iiutter at 27c  per pound.  .Silver Spoon Tea, 50c per pound.  Itnjuh Braud l'lncuppU-, 25c per lln.  Clarke's iJont-lcsg Chicken, 8K�� per tiu  Joy's Cash E  'I'lIO'ElS  Lowest Rates  Best Time  Toronto,   Montreal,   New   York,  _I_ritim_  l'rovlncea, New England.  Vnncouver,     Victoria.'Scuttle,    California  Points. ���       '        '  UiipqualIed_rasscii(5or Krrvicc,���Standard  aud Tourist Sleeper.1-, Coaches und Dintni;  Cam.  '     TOUIUSTSLKKriiRSKKVIOR.  '   West!���l.v; Hcvels-tolieMonday, Wednesday.  - Thin sdny,  Katurdiiy, lor   Seattle ^nd  Vancouver.  ���"Bast.���Lv.   ���Duninore   Juncllim    for   To-  lonto- Wed. and  Sun. l'or Montreal,  , Monday and I-'rldsiy.   For IJoston, Frl.  ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP AOKXCY  Through bookings'to ancl -from Great Britain aud Hie continent..  For reservations nnd.tlclcqts, apply to local  agents, or write lo  J.S. CARTER,  DUt.PttHH.A_t.  Nolnou.   '  E. J. COYLE,  A. G. P. A.  VaneouTer  WANTED.  LADIES AND OKSTI.KMKN in thlsanrtad  Joining territories lo represent and advertise  the Wholesale and Kdunitional Department  of an old cstahllKli'ed liou.se or solid Mnnne.lnl  standing. Salary ?!.",_ pi��r day, wil h Kxpensos  adviineed ench Monday hy check direct from  headquarters. Horse and huyny furnished  when necessary; posiilnn permanent. Ad-  dri-HH, lllew Hroii. it Co.. Do pi. (I, Monon lJldjf.  Chicago; III. -������-.'   w  .   ..AGENTS WANTED.  Applications will be received by Ilio under-  signed for the. position of agcnlfor this locality. One willlnR tocanvuss picl'errcd, Oood  position to the right man. .Apply, .  Occin_NTAr_ Loan '& savings Co..- ���. ���  ���-   :.. , I'.vO.Dox 152.-Vancouver, B. C.  Vnncouver, B. _.; Jrin 31* 1905.  60  YEARS'  EXPERIENCE  Trade Marks. '  Designs  ......     .. Copyright!! Ac.'  Anyone (ending a ofcotrti and description van  onlcklr nsoortuln our opinion free -whother an  - Inrontlon-la probably patentable. Comnranlca-  l"one strictly c6nUdciftfol.HAHDB00!< on Patents  ���ont froo. Oldest agency for securing patents.  - Patents- tafcen turotich Mann _ Co. recelTO  tpeclal notice, without cbomo. la tho  n s  Some Children's Lines, regular price$r, now 75c.  Good desirable homos, besl locations and reasonable prices.  lolb.  On Silica street, near Stanley���10 rooms, stone basement, furnace.     Oood garden,'  1.  On Silica street, also close lo Stanley street���7 rooms, :t lots, splendid garden.  On Stanley street���(i room cottage, pbrtly furnished, with piano.   A splendid bargain.  Several smaller woll located houses In diU'ereiuT pai Is of the cily.  The above can be purchased on reasonable and easy terms.  Lota In l-'alt-vicw, Llic coming residential portion of the Cily.  Ranch Properties on the West Arm.  Spscial   Un;  of Miners' Hand  Made  Boots, regular price $6 ; now  $450.'   Another line, regular price $5 ; now $3.50.  u  oods Arrivincr Dai  P.eniembcr we carry only the best makes of.Boots and  .Shoes, from  the most popular manufacturers.  cGauslahd  xss-s-  Baker Street Nelson, B. C.  V/ARD ST.  GT  NELSON. B. C.  Q ^<0"��^ <><><><><f<jM>^^<J.  iTlie largest exclusively  Wholesale  Liquor  House iu   the interior ^,  In Pints and Quarts  Dawson's "Extra Special" Scotch.    Granda Cigars.  Mitchell's Heallier-Itew Scotch etc.    Earl of Minto etc.  A full line of.importen ��iid domestic Liquors and Wines. a  > �� ��� ��� ��� ������^������'��������������������������^^^��<��-��^��-��<��^M��^-^. >Or<$rf$K��gfo&~<��.  ++<>QQQ4>$i<><>V-Z><>$<><i><>++++0<X><$+++++++++++++++++++++++++++i  9  ^ (Formerly Clarke House) ' *  *      Tha brat II p-jnUy house In Mclsou.      None hut whlta hiilp employed    Th��        ^  <> bar the best. O  I G. V\/.  BAJRTLElTT,  Proprietor   f  ���* ��� +  ���>+9+9494+ 'iO++$Oi>'>&<i-&49<>+<-Z+49+++++++4+4++9999999+9+++  9 -i^-tr ���-*-���',- **~.'t  $1 per  day and up  No Chinese Employed  AUGUST THOMAS, PROPRIETOR.  CORNER   HALL   AND   VKRNON    STREETS,        NCI WIN    R   P  TWO BLOCKS FROM WHARF, I1lL0UH|   Ui I  !=;  0 lv*BB&^  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL,  -\��  RCHANTS  BTents &Awninp Made and Repaired I  yCLOTHES    CLEAAED    AAD  MEALED  t  4      OVER J. H. WALLACE'S STORE, NELSON, B. O.  ,*% - �������,-���__�����     .��-     -���-���_.*���_. .���.     A.     i��.     �����.     B��_..**_     -��_ A1 -A.- ��� *�����.     ��\     ���**     A     ��\     t\     A - *\     A     ��\  I  4  CHOQUETTE BROS., Proprietors.  Head Office Nelson, B.C.  Branch   Maikets   in- Rossland,   Trail,-  Nelson, Kaslo, Sandon,   Thre  Folks, New Denver aiid Slocan City.  .  Orders by Mail to any branch will have "prompt and  careful attention. " '        "'.'���'���.  nada Permanent  tga&e Corporation  Straight Mortgages at 8 per cent,  or-WIonthly Payment System  ���SvS^@����@^��^��6^S*S6^��*S����S��i  rij{.  At the Auction Mart To-night at:5 o'clock.- Look out for Bargains.  peeR/ Auctioneer  .  Nelson, B. C.  Baker Street  A handsomely illustrated weekly. iM-gcit ��_���  eolation of ony nclontWc Journal. Tonus. 33 a  year- four months, ���_ Sold by all nowsdealen.  MUNN & Co.36,BroadMayNew York  pSB3  Strictly in Advance  Finest Quality of Bread.    Always Sweet.    Beautiful to Look"' 'X  ^v-at.    t)elicious to Efat.    Try It. - . ^  X Store; Baker St., between Stanley and Ward. T-  Vancouver and Kelson  BAKER STREET, NELSON,   B. C.  ri^i&^i&i��rwj^>m^i&f^'&^i&^<&jri��r>-&l4  -A    A    A    A    A -A    A-A A A ���A  IE.--E:. STRACHAN |  Plumber and Gasfitter      +  [ Estimates Given on General Plumbing, j  Sewer Connections, Etc.  Baker Street, ne.ar Ward  Street, Nelson.       J  9-9- L^^i^^^^y^y^-.}-.*--.^ _^_:^..^_<._^,_.^_:._<._^^,  9-<;  In io-acre blocks, in 20-acre blocks.  Improved ranches  J. _��E Annable, kelson, B. 6_  %  YearW.G.G.LLE_TSK  ler and  -actor  Estimates  given on stone, brick j  and woodwork. } Brick and Lime for Sale  BHMSSES J&i._  ���.-    -%.&'?��^s��iCj_|  -���    '_.   " .H-^sfeWf"'"  .'    .     :  '���   fJi'.if  THE  NELSON  ECONOMI&x  0 B*raaia*BB��M^^  j] - A- --;  25��2i"3J5S3 ��SK_E5E_a*:  g^^-^3T^5ry_��___',-; -'^.^^aaK^r^  =\a5^ssrr^agigr.���-jrsay^r^azsa^iF^gar: ^ssrrrrr-^���-._.���nsy-v ;-,H��iimi|WB7__ ^���a.^v^;-^..i_��iJifgTam  _ -*  |.<      '  9  1  i  m  i  I    "  M���mwiOffiwa'tii-^-a'Wia ��� ir��i  f.-f****** 4_����tMng-*��^ 1 O^Wfc���^a^O���ft-  den and Flower Seeds and Lawn Grass.  *"i  T  i  i  J-. Ji _. _/  room and Bathroom.,'  Our New Stock  Comprises all that is   NEW  in coloring and  designs.     Papers suitable':fdf.^IJall;\Parlors 'Dining Room, Bed-  a  wer.than ever.  ^i  x  We have a large number of remnants qfvlast. yqar's stock, sufficient  for one Room, at Great BARGAINS.      "     : ; '"  . $..- --  t :���  yyl  . ;  '.  ' -*:i  -  1   *"\  s  ariresrasgaggsBggsga^^  ^"r  p-  Curious Bits of Nevrs.  ���VV taring sandals ls an Ens fish' f.'-J  that lias just reached America. They  come in several styles, and tholr us*'  is iaid to meet with"the approval of  physicians and chiropodists.  When "Lookin;. Backward" ��� *���_*  written it wag the prophecy of a  dreamer that In a .hundred years the  citizen would hear sweet music by  telephone. Already in London advertisements of fashionable flats offer you  the luxury of an electrophone in each  suite.  An English paper says that a great  many valuable jewels were swept up'  after King Edward and Queen Alexandra's recent court. An equerry superintended-' the work-and great oar.  was taken with the valuable finds.  _most_of_which we/e-promptly-eaiQ-ulrod-  for by their owners.  . A peculiarly Interesting ceremony haj  been gone through at WesLminsteiVjAb-  bey several times. A stalwart grinning  .bobby sits upon'an ordinary cane-  seated chair, while a tin crown is put  on his head to the accompaniment of  thunderous peals from the great organ, and the shrill voices of the boy  choir. It is one of the rehearsals preliminary to the coronation.  The English sparrow, which has  made so many enemies In the East,"  has Invaded the Kocky Mountain .region. For some time past, Mr. T. D. A.  Cockerel, reports, it has been known  in the north-eastern section of New  Mexico, at Raton and Las "Vegas, and  it seems to be gradually spreading  westward and southward, having recently been noticed, for the first time,  at Albuquerque.  One of. tho bloodiest bull-fights ever  witnessed in Juarez, Mexico, was on  March 16, when Fuentes and Mazzari-'  tin!,. Spain's most renowned matadors,  fought six bulls to the'death.' Five-  horses were horribly gored and killed.,  or mortally wounded during the combat, which lasted three hours, and'the-,  ten thousand people who saw the Sunday afternoon battle had their thirst  for gore: fully satislied.   . -. ���  The Russian Government has .undertaken the completion-of a great petro--  leum pipe line from the oil-wells of  Baku on.the Caspian Sea- to'the port of  Batum on.the'-;Black Sea, a.distance ot  about 550 miles,; following the axis of  the -Oauc'asus range of mountains. Several: years may be required" to finish  the work, 'but when the line isin operation, it will he capable of transporting  625,000,000 gallons a year, and the intention 'is to compete" ln ; the world's  markets with American petroleum.  It is difficult to account for the enormous velocity of. some birds' flight  -when migrating. The northern ' blue  ���throat goes at the rate of 640 mile3 an  hour, flying 4,800 mdles from Egypt to  Heligoland In a spring night of barely  nine hours. Virginian plover fly from  Labrador to North Brazil, 9,000 miles,  ���without stopping, going at tlie rc_te of  636 miles in an hour, and probably  more. How can this speed be attained ?  "Nature Notes" thinks it is because the  tolrda resort to great heights,' where  tha resistance of the air la s.isht  .HaveW.omf-n IntuWon? .  -tn a reccnt-mr.ffozlne article Wllllxaa  S. "Walsh discuses ths question, "Hav��  "Women Intuition?" -Ile'doe* not throw  bouquets 'to feminine .vanity, for, ha  writes:  Literature is the fli_.il exprcKlon.of  human tho__ht. If women can lay  cir.'iii. to^h. special faiulfy of Intuition,  why do they not manifest It in. thtlr  writings? ���Intuition, if it. means iin7-  thlng, moans tha fncu'.i'y ��� that rd��  down -to the genii of. rations.and cJi->-r-  actcrlstlcs ar.d fecusos external trails  into a central-verity recognizable to  the general public. Now there art  "more female writer? than rnale.^. No  woman poet; has ev*r w.itt��n an Inevitable line', a line t.'.v.t flashes spontaneously '.out -'-bf-,'- the unknown and  casts  an Illuminating- alight 'up'on   th*  -abyss:���"Woman hiis_u"c'K!od~p:-actlc,<T.liy~  nothing to our stock of familiar quotations. Take down yot".- Bartlett- or  your anthology, and j-oj may-be surprised to find that from .Mrs. Browning  to Mrs. Meynell women have,.-never  coined a phrase which ha_ pa'ssed inio  the common currency of speech. Mrs.  Erownfng has Indeed written fine lines,  but nothing of hers can bt said to have  become a household word.  Nor has any woman novelist created  any character that ls generally recognized as-., typical. Geoige Eliot-has  como closest with her Tito Melema-and  Mrs. Poyser. You would, appeal 'brily  to the educated 'few if you described-a  person as a Tito or a Poy.jer. But call  a man a Don Quixote,'a Micawber, a  ^Dogberry,-a Falstaff, a Colonel New-  come,.a BliflJ, a'Parson .Adams, a Bob  Acres; call a woman'a -Mrs. Mala'prop,  a Becky Sharp, ;a- .Boat.-Ice,-, a Diana  Vernc-n, a Meg Merrlllos, and even the  ���lllitEi-at'd'wfl^inentaibfclassify the in-''  , dividualas.yo.u; wish him or her.toi bo  "classlfle'd*. ' ���"���"'   '   -'*...'.��� o "    ...  -..��������� "Ahi.,lW't," vou,��o,y,.;".n real life women are the tiue intui'tions They ..<a  up* a"mah"'cj  a v/onri'i at .th. glance.  ���jThoy are .never m^U'/cn when th��y  trust' to their Instin^U.'-*' '    ,,  I.can only testify to my o-n-n expeTl-'  e'nee'. I have not found that women's  snap "judgments of character aier ij(l-  ���bued" with any "special verity -They*'  form likes oi dIMlkes q alder than mrtn  doos, because they are quicker on'j'.the,  trigger of conj-c-cture. ���They'can only  be ohe:-of two things���rl-g;h. or wrong.  If time proves that they'a're right, 'aV  they must be In fifty per cent, of cases,  the right guess is remembered and  treasured up by tha _lower-minded man  as an extraordinary instahce���pf.intuition.   Tho wrong guess is'forgotten.'  I  SMOKE  THE   CHLE2RAT����D  -As  Noi'-Worth'.'vTa-InJc';  ' Mlite (going down a-iadJor)���IIoiiiJ  an, Pat: 'Don't yea come on the l-ntldar  till Oi'm down. It's oulU. and - .crack od:  Pat (getting en)���Arra, fee aisy. It-  v.-ould sarve th' boss rl;.ht to have "ta  buy a new one.���New T-.>rk "Weekly."  Jaggs���Doctor, my -wife has insomnia very bad. She often remains await  UJ.UI1 two or three o'clock In the morning. "What shall I do for her? Doctor  -<Jo home earlier.���"Tit-Bita."  W.^ Thurman  Depot for Briar Pipes, Nelson  SevvingMachinesandPianos  For Rent and for Sale  Gid Curscs'ii^ Shop, Jcsepbiue St, Nelson  -��� A-lmost-*t-Le-,tcx:gfcest-ih'iEg"in"tli0'~wli(^en3f. creation is a'"pinto" Bronclio"when lie is in"  fighting li*umor.     *- - '"''   ���        ���  No*w his hide is* just as tought as he .is, and that part above his hips and back is the very  toughest a_id most -.pliable���it is,the "Shell." A;  "  ;> '.'.AA    - "      ;'   '       ���������>:���'. .",  That is the pari-used to make the famous "Pinto" Shell Cordovan Mitts and Gloves.  "Wind, rain, tear, rip, scorch.and boil proof--almost -wear proof.  Made only by ���.;'"���'.  Win ni pea  > -  I   R H, CARLEY, British Columbiia Agertt    |  ^  $7.50 Per Ton  Delivered  All orders roast be accompanied by cash and should be forwarded  either pe\'soo��lly or by mail to t&o office of  W. P. TIERt-EY, GENERAL ���'-'V-.'-.-^ N^g--.-  ���; >��� |.f  TEE if ELSOK ^OftOmisi  ______  ���  QENERALNEWS.  :    .-.>!J>a."<,-'f"-a.-H aa        ���  J.   Thfc "frtift-growers   will   nieot   nt-xt  ':\reek.-,a.. '   .  Joliif Elliot, barrister, left for tlic  ^coastlast night.-   -  It'is Wee more rumored   thut J.lrn  Ward tier is dead.  P. E._,VVJlson,', barrister, lias been nt  Fertil. during the week.  :."'��� A meotlng-wna lield-.lust evening i��  ortfuuiz- an amateur minstrel coiu-  pauy.     4      '"-.-���'  Fur lhe year to date S.r.idon mines  have.hipped 3703 tons of zinc and 1810  tons of /���.inc.  H. IC Scaney took over Ihe oontcc-  "Hoticry busincd- of J- A. M_cdoii:ild  't li is moruiug.  v.    .   ' \V. A. Macdonald, K , C, returned  'from a professional vi-m to K��it Kouie-  "nay List eveniiiK-  '   Monty Davy.", of Nelson, vMteil and  './inflected the Arlington  on Thur��dsiy.  ���There ia talk of a lease being taken on  the* properly.  'it      �� -  ___.  %      If yeu want the LATEST in JEWELLERY see our Rose Gold  o  Blouse' Pin?, setiwith Amethysts. :.' We Can give, you plain little  ��� Gbld'Prated..Be_uty'Eins. for the back of your cpllar at io cents  i. the pair.      Don't wait ti-1' they are'.all.'gone before you a_k for"  * thrm. '  ' '���"'-.-     '���'"���'   '.���-���  BIG A  t PATENAUBEBROS.  % jewellers, Watchmakers and Optician's,   . '.Phone. .'2-93. .  l++9&>++++++*++++4++994+*++99+9+4++>+999999+++++99+  Carpets, Linoleums, Rugs,  Mattings, Draperies.  - A beautiful line of Art Squares in  Ingrain, Brussels  and Velvet, sizes .  2^x3. 3x3.   3J_X31.3X4,-3J_X4^.  Prices from $5.00 to $15.00.  Ingrain and Wool Carpet, at 50c,  65c, 75c, $1.00 and $1.25 per yd.  Tapestry eirpets at  50c, 60c, 85c  and $1.00 per yd.  Brussels   and Velvet carpets  at  $1.00, $1.25, and $1.50 per yard.  Wilton Carpets at$i.75 atid $2.00  per yard.  i The pre33 bureau in comieelimi with  .the Dominion Fair at New Westminister  ia  already sending  out   it*  an-  ^ouncements.  $   ] . _.   f-   s      *   . -. .       ,  *-  An aircohipre?3i>r,: with, M'yctty <>r  ^8,000 cubic feet of air per inlntit** ami  .sufficient for 30 machine   drill-,   ba��  ���iWn ordered by the St. Eugene mino.  "-    <  ���        .   '  1.-    * ...  v Ilev. W. W. Baer has l*>en wy unwell for some weeks, and tlure m ill Ik-  ". no" momhig service in tho Mi-lhodi-t  Church to-,morrow. There will.be a  choral service in the evening.  . Iris understood tbat P.; K Wilson,  barrlrfer^'baa^ceivpdr tho.wilfer of n  county.cou^t judgahip for the new ��lt?*-  trict, to be known aa East,Kootenay.  His appointment would be universally  endorsed.,,^;     �� -*'  Nstica To C :l1nqu��n: Co-Owner.   To Archie M.-Jolinstm.or to��ny prrron or  pi-r-Kins to whom li�� mny haye. transferred  Uls Interest in"the "Dptilr" mineral cl��ljn,  ���Miuate'nit ilie west Hide nrUlr'd ciroek. ubuui  one iinil a half m lies up from the old (lovcrn-  riu-iil trnil in tlie Nelson Mining ..Division,  -Ve-i Kootpiiny :'  "��� :"   ���������������-  You uiul each ofyotum'hereby uotlflertthat  I hiivfc uxpiiti'led oiie hundred' and two  di-U'iro'titiu Ulty cents in labour and  iiniiruveineiitK uu tlie ��� above-'-mentioned  unci 'In Order -to hold Bald claim  under tbe provisions of tlie Mineral .A-tt.  the said In hour he" uu (lone lor the ..carena-  n.i! April Vi. 100-j.iuid l( wltli.n 90 diiys from  Ihcd.iteof tills notlie.you fall or'refu-*. to'  contribute vour propyl tion.of .such expenditure ti)K"ther Willi nil. co��-t�� o( itdvtr.ielnst  vour-intcrest lntic>��ald claim'will become  the proper:v of the irnderblHiied. under-- Seo-  ,tion 4 ol an Act en tit If U " Mineral Act  *Ainoiwlnient Aft. IflOIV  L>-a-d this 17_h day of Febritnrv. lWo.  J. _. Baxteb.  Frank Fletcher  PRbviK---Vr,iA>;b bubveVo*  laands and MlriemlClaim"'-Surveyed  aud Crown Granted  r.O. Box 563  N *  Office: Koot��;n'aY ^t.'Neli'OU  Notice To Delinquent C��-Own��r  ToNeld Petersen, or louuy person or persons  to whom he mav have transferred hi* Interest  In the -Summit" mineral claim, eltuate on  (���ooiicrt-i-k, in the XeUou Mining DlvUion of  Wi M Kootenay: -���*       .   '���     *.a-'r  You nnd each ��-f you nrf hereby notlned,  tl-at I have 0x1 ended two hundreddollarH m  lab.-ur and ��� Improvements on thc alove  ineiilli.iinl claim .In order. ��� to- hold  tin- Hald iliihn tinder tl��*i' proytoi^tw <��  t e Mineral Act. the said ab-ur beimr done  1 i>r tin- \ ear ^iidlns 1904, and if within 90 da.Vn  i.oiii" tlie riHti- nftbls notice yon nvtl or renise-  ta. criitribute your |.ropor��ion of ����, fy-espei.  ditur-u toBether with all fosw ofadverltninK,  vniii'lmcn'st ihsdid mfneial claim wiH Bfc-  l-onn. lln- pn-porty "1 the undt-ncKiud uuder-  ��. cilon 4 01 tiie ������Mineral A.ct Amendment  A��t wm."  . Dated thisCthaay uiManli, IWto.      ,-  Oon.KBVBlRT.iOU. -  ......        , ..,_)-..   *.r-\ -      -  JOHN Mc LATCH IE  Dominion and _  Provincial  Land Surveyor  Op. 6 C. Customs House. NelsGn  NIGKERSON,  THEjTWELER  - BAKER ST.  V,'e oiilv a*k on* trial trt> make you our cu��  tomer. 'Fine Watch Jewelry. Opth-al and  Silverware repairing aud everything. In- the  lino. KcaHonnblc-charjew. Work* sent ue  from outstile towtin wtll recolve the same care  an it personalty delivered. " Difficult repairs  done 6>r other Jeweltiot- "  B.J. MeNally retumeil from. .Vinir  Oft Thursday-even ing,. wher-o- he: has  tompfeto-'.-'Iffe'worls of inaUlljn'S fho  _ iamp mill at the Wiieox- mJue. Ai  present there ^ire 15 men employed at  the WilcdJCi   .:'���--  -��"������. . *a�� -' ���  .   .  *..:M. ��. Davysvha8 35 men working ot>  tlie"Hewitt andEmily Edith nt Sjlver-  torj. ��� He intends moving tine old Coin-  stock mill this summer tu a point  where the ore can he concentrated from  both properties ne is working.  "The Fral Irvine Co., Limited, are  "iTolding^Wklaofsprlng'an'l-sumtrier  suitings and costume fal>.--!--'. This f.rm  has the finest selection" of the.-*e goods  ever shown in Kootenay, and the  prices- are in keeping, with  thc new  scale adopted by that establishment  ever since it'engaged in an exclusively  cash business.  Ainsworth Licence District.  Notice it-hereby given that Homy Mag-  nuion and William Sehmock, have made application under thc provisions ofthe "JMquor  License Act. 19iHI' l'or an hotel llcwie* for tho  Uominion Hob.-l, at I'opliir,��nd thatamee.t-  lne of tlie ltoiird of Llcpnce 0>inmi����ionerB of  the Aliwwortli Llci-ime Pl��trlet will bo held to  consider such application, at the Mining K01  corder'M Ortice, ut'l'roul liaWeronTnefHla.v^lhe  )Sth d��y or April, JOuS.at ihfj hour of t*n-thlrty  in the forenoon.   ' ���    .- ,-������  W. II. ni;i.i^>CK-Wi.B*rKR  Utiiei Idceiicc Inspector.  .-Ccisou, II. C. 30th -March, 19V��. .  ������  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby Riven lhat 60 dava afler  date, I intend to apply to the Chief Ouinmix-  xioneror Ijindgand WorkH \*>t iH-rniUslonlo  Surchaxe 6*1 acres of' land  nittiate in Wrtt  ootenay District, nbout 1% miles West of  Slocan   River, on  Itiibi-rUion Creek:���Com- j  menclngal a pout, planted 40.chains East bf  the" Worth-J&ist'eorncr or L*rcher"8 pn>-.cinp-  tion. marked "W. E. K. N. W. -Corner I'ost,"  thence South 80 chins; thenee Kast hO clialni;  theuce.North"80 chains: thence,.\V"est80chnliii  to point of commencemetitr    -���    "'     ,'.  Dated February Utli, 190S.  \Vh.i.iam U. Koch/  ��� The Slocan Drill reports: "A ship-  nlput or 30 tons of ore was made by thc  Enterprise during the w?ek to theTrvil  spieltcr, tfifi" ore' being sortings from  \secondcla_s stUfT that hwl been lyipg  on th�� dd��up��." The roitda Have 3ufTercd  from tl_e,,_a_' 'weather of late, much  snow having'fallen on thc upper ends  anil rain on the lower portions. It is a  trying spring for mlneowue.rs. Out-  Irtift for the wmIc 30 tons; for the year  M? bona."  "I  .Ci^lteaU64,  SEE the ships." *_J�� T!i. Haves-  dropper, as he stoto round thi  world to n;e, "on & doeen aide* ol  the world. I hear, them ftcbtlnff Witt  the sea."  "And what do you,km on. th* sblpaV"  I said. '   .'    ' .������"','���.'���-.  "Figures of ,'men . atid w*t����vr-tii��*-  ���ands of figures ot men and .wonisa.*  "And what" are they doln* ?" ��� '   '  ./'They are walking flerc��ly," _��� >tl4  ���"some of thetn���walking fl��rc��ly o��  cut. dia-vn the *ectei _.f��r�� tte aas." . -  Ustlce.  ��� Take no .fee tliat Untetid to apply lo the.  Chief Commlssloflct .of, Miwla"aiia,"w'<ijrks fpr  permission to purchase "the tend hferelifaller  mentioned and.'.Uhat "tiuch application  will be made" nlxtf days from ''lhe  date hereof. The land mentioned  la ni follows; Situated' on the North  sWre of Kootsnny RlVer. Description or  bonqdarfcn of Jand,l; ,-CoiuiuepctiiB a,t the  South West corner post of-Uot Wvlhence In a  Northerly direction 30 ..chains, tlience !i. a  Westerly direction i��' ctiaina, thence ink  Southerly direction to North bank of Kootenay River, thence nlong water front to point  of commencement.-������������      " ������'  Nelson, B. C, January 7th, 1903.  Alex. Allan.  /���������������   ��� 4- ,     '������  -_-_.  -*"'  At a New York Pier.  ."'The -traveler fell "on his knees and  begged for mercy; 'but the customs inspector was adamant.  *"t"Once, and once only," said the latter, "I let a man go through without  offering hl-m"every Indignity that savage ingrenulty can devlre. He proved to  be a spottsr from Washington, and X  nearly lost myS]ol>.. I'sha'n't'make that  mistake again'."     -  Tes, the traveler would have to have  bis stomach pumped cut; moat dlsfnct-  ly, y��.-N. T. "Life."  v T-p  t_ z  Thc Prodigal.  ,1  _ought. my laughter with the coin of  I paid for'happiness a? kings might do.  rretr though I begxared so beyond relief.  Ok   heart,   th*   glad,   mad   spendthrift  hoars we knew!  ��-Th��-odo��ia    Cfaiiloon    la    "Harper"*  Sazar.**  ... ,i*:Ar.  "Because they ��caa_��^s  Seok'at H. Orh-ps are roafflntf la*���halii  because they cannot sit still And look  at it."  "And there ara sonar*," said Th��  Eavesdropper, "with root* of board*  above their heads (to "protect' them  from "Wonder)���down ta t_�� hold���  playlngr cardsl"  There was silence.   .  ��� ���      0   .  ��      ���      ���-    ���.  .  "What are you-seelng'now?" I aaid.  "Trains,"  he said���"a slob* .ull of  trains. They are bu a dozen side* of It.  They are clinging- to th* crusts of It  ��� mountains���rivers���pralrt__r���some" Is  tho light and, some In tho dark���crp-p-  \m through space."  "And what do you see to tba trainsT'  "Miles of faces."  "And the faces V  "They are ipushtos ** th�� trala*."  ��� ���        ���        ��� .     ���     - ���        q.  "What are you _e*lrt_ nowT" I aaid.  "Cities,".he .sald���"iiitreeto <af WUm���  miles of streets.jot cities."  "And what do you sea ta Use streets  ��f clttes?'"  ' ..' "���" "���'  "Xei, wonas; an* stne_-.** .  "Aad vrtia* are tbe nu end WKfjMm  4olni_?" .."���'���;."���  "IturrylBg," s-aM h��.  "Where?" said I.   .      .      ������;:><.       -.-  "God knows."���Gerald Stanley l*e la  "CrlUe." '        - .-'..--:  The Wolfy Gibson MiningCornpany, Ltd.,  :; Hon-.PjBrso_.aI Liabiiltyilfr Llquldaiipn.  -Ip'the Matter'of the "Companies WiiidlDg~ Up Hd, 11^  Notice to Creditors.   -  Kotlce ia hereby given that the creditors of  the above nmhed Company aie required pn  or befbre the 10th day of April,'A: 11. lttto, to  ��end their claims ohd addrcssca-and thc P��r-  tifciUarB-or-their debts-ftr-clalsis-'and the  names and a'ddrchSfBortheir solicttora.lf any,  to Bruce "White, of Kclsod, Britlah Columbia,  Liquidator of the'i-ald Company, and, If so required,,by notice in writing troin the Hald  Liquidator, arc by their solicitors to come in  and prove tlieir mild debts or cluinis at such  time and place nu shall be specified ln Mich  notice, or in default thereof they will be es-  'cluded from tho benefit of any- distribution  made before such dcbtt> are proved..  Dated thin 2nd day or March, A. D. 1905.  Klliot A Lbnnie,  Solicitors to'the above named Liquidator.  "Japanese Matting at 25c atid 35c  per yard.  Linoleums and Oil Cloths from  -50c to $1.25 per yard.       -  Small rugs in all'the new colors,  sizes 18x36, 24x48 and 30x60,  prices Irom $1.25 to $6.00 each.  Portieres in silk and Tapestry,  Red, Green, New Blues and Fancy  Stripes from $3.50 to $12.00 per  pair.  Lace Curtains aud Sash Sluslins,  the popular Nottinghams from 75c  tb'$5.oo per pair ; Irish. Point and  Applique  at $3.50 to $15.00  per   -  ��� . ��� ���     '������'/<9  par.';   Nets,   Muslinsj'Sctiins and  Madias from 15c to 50c per yard.  A-full line of Curtain poles, Rods.  Mid Trimmings at specially reduced  prices.  Sewing and laying carpels free of  charge.  "  New Dress Goods  We have just received the 6nest  collection of individual Costume  lengths lhat we have ever shown,  in light weight fabrics, embroidered  Voiles, Poplins,"' Crep de Chines,  Silk Holienes, etc., in all the newest  shades.  *      el  IRVINE  GO,   LIMITED.  IG GASH  IIS  IRON BEDS $4.00  ON-RISGH PIANO  A"  Two ficcond hand Boll Pianos Pl.iuos taken in exchange for Mason A Kisch Plana*. -For S lie Cheap-One German make, Walnut Case, SIM.   0_e Squ.iro Top, .133.  NITIIRFPO   Comp,ete   House  Furnishers       ^  Funeral Directors, Em balm ers       &  J. G, BUNYAN. UNDERTAKER.  ���"j-  When to Get afortfe*.  . The astrologers, It Is said, havf  named the following as propitious dates  for marriages for 1902: January 2, 4, \.\,  19 -and 21V February i. 'ii ie. M a��4 ti;  March.3, 5.18, �� and-2^; April V4, *?��  20 and 22; May 2, 4, 12," 20 *n4 W; 'Jun*  1, 3, 11,. 13 and. 21: July X,, 3.13.W, _%\  and 31; August 2. 11, 18, 20 and 2��; 8e|H  t.mbor I, 9, 16, IS and 28; -October X/\t,:  13, 17^87 and 29; November S, il,:iS. XI  aud 25; J>eceraber 1. 8, 10, *��, S3 and 39.  Deprecatory.*"-'���-.-;"������ * .-'   ;  Manager���I can't pay salaries thia  week. Actor���But I nmst lire! Man*  zzrr���Ofh. now, aon't ��et buJl-he��4adB  ���"3_lte.~  LANDS AND WORKS.  "CANCELIjATION OF UESPJIVE. _'  'OTIOE ls hereby given tliat tlie reservation eatnhllKlied in pursuance of the pro-  vlMlons of the "Columbia and yreMt-ern Rail-  N'  way Subsidy Act, 189B," notices of which were  published ln tbe Urltlsh Columbia tiuzette  and dated 7th May, 1890, and 5th June. 1696,  respectively, are hereby cancelled.  ' Crown LandH situated within lhe area embraced bv the aaid reservation will be open to  sale,'settlement, lease, .and other' dispoiiitlon,  under the provlelonH Of the "Land Aot," three  months after the dnt* ot tbe firat publication  of thia notice tn thc British Columbia Gazette:- provided., however, thnt in nil cases  where landsaro.no sold," _>re-eiiipted, lesacd  or otherwise alienated by the Government  and are mibsequentty tound. upon the survey  of tho Columbia aud Western '.Railway Com  We Print  Letter Heads,  Bill Heads,  Satements,  Note Heads,  Envelopes,-  Business Cards  Dodgers,  Tags,  Etc., Etc.  t  The Economist  Complete Stock of Stationey  Orders by Mail Receive Prompt Attention.  STREET,  NELSON,  B.C  NOTICE.  ���Notice is hereby-Riven UifiMO days after  date 1 intend to apply to the Chief Comnjis-  Hloner of Lands nnd Works, for pi-rmlsslon  to purchase3 acres of land situated in West  Kootenay Dlstrictr-Commciiciiig at a post  marked ' 'L. A. C's. N. W. Corner Post" Plan ted  1100 yards Bunt of-Bonnlnelon tails btiwion  ^ny-. blocksTto lie wholly or In pait within   ^^^^^^%^^xl^^.  such blocks, then the;persons so^5kf^ulrlns : billowing ^wtcl   -Bipht    of   Way   to.   Fred  such landa ahajl apquire their tit\^ fhep-to  froni the Hallway Company, who have tigreed  tb deal -with micii purchaayrs. prfsenVptors.  lessees, etc., on the same tccii$s aud dpadn;ohs  as the Governmeiit'would under t\ve pi'PYis-  ibns of-the "Land Act." except in feapec. tfl  timber lands on the Company s block", which  ahallbo subject to the regulations issued by  the Company relative to the cutting of timber on the Colmnbla an* Western Kailwuy  Land Grant. ���  ;���;'  -o  : W. S. GonK.  Deputy Commissioner of T.auda 4 works.  Lands and Works ��epft?tnient, :        ^  Victoria, 1). C, 23rd February, 1905.  Chimney Sweeping  --"." -       ���   * ���  Prompt attention given' to all orders for  Chimney Sweeping. ^  Send your orders to Joe I>. DoWH_s4carCbf  tbaOldC^oiityShop- W.50per<3ilni��ey.  Klwdl's North-West Corner . Post, thence  _on'tli to Kootenay Kiver, tlience following  the sinuousities of said Kootepay Ulver to the  point of commencement.  KOTICE-  .  Notico is hereby given lhat 00 days after  date, 1 intend to apply to the Chier Commls-  iioncr or I,nnds and Works for permIsslon.to  purchase 480 acres ot land situate in West  Kootcnav District, about 4% miles West of  Slocan Itivcr, on Robertson Creek :-Coin-  menclnc'at a post planted 40 chains1-.orth of  William K. Koch's N. W. Corner Post, marked-  "M. E K. N. K. Corner Post," thence West ift  chains: thence Kouth 40 chains; thence East  40 chains; tlience -South 40 chains; thence  East 40 chains ; thence Korth 80 chains to the  point of-comine'ncenient.  . Dated February 14th, 1905.  v     M. E.- Koe^..  NOTICE.'  ^Notice is hereby jjLycn th&t ����� days after  date I Intend to apply fcv-the Chief Commls-  sioner of Lands and Works for permission  to purchase 10 acres of land ln West Kootenay  Digtrlct: Commencing at a post marked  "F.EN. N. W. Corner Post".planted 1 mile  TSasi of Bonnlnsiton, Falls 'Station on the  South side of the Right, of Wny of the Columbia * Kootenuy Railway, thence East following said Hijrht of way 440 yards, thence bouth  to Kootenay River, thence following the sinuousities of said Kootonay Kiver to Uie point  of commencement. ; .  Dated 21st February, 1905. ������  FBKD 'EVWXX.Ti.  NOTICE.  Notice is* hereby given that B0 days after  date 1 Intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner or Lands and Works for permission  to purchase 320 acres of land situate in west  Kootenay District.-about 4% miles West of  Slocan ��� River, on Robertson Creek:���Commencing tit a post p'.Bnted a.t tho.centre of  William 13. Koch's Bast Boundary line  marked "A. M.J.'sN. W. Corner Post," thence  South'40. chains; thence East 80 chains;  theuce North 40chains: thence WestSOchains  to the point of commencement.  Dated February 14th, 1905.  A. M. JOHJWON.  Men's Highest Grade Suits  $15.00, $18.00, $20.00, $22.50 and $25.00.  New and exclusive designs, tailored in the heigklh of tbe present  fashion, only to be compared with- the best custom tailored garment.  .MEN'S-.STYLISH  SUITS  $5.00, $7.50, $10.00 and $12.50.  Rich new goods���splendid in fit, substantial in wear and satisfactory  in every sense���made for wear as well as for style. Come iu and see the  great assortment.   Every suit a special value.  BOYS'  CLOTHING,  $1.25,   $2.50,   $3.00,   $4.00,  $4.50,  $c.oo,    $6.00  and 7.00.  Our spring line represents the very best in Boys' Clothing. Our  stock covers the complete range of prices in all styles, low-priced goods,  medium grade and best quality. Each piece represents the very best  value any firm ever gave it _ customers.  The place where your dollars bring their vaiue.  It Pays to Deal with Rutherford  Canadian Seeds sold by one who knows the  seed business.  This season lani prepared to supply fresh seeds  in large or small quantities-by weight���and besides  the regular vegetable seeds have a specially good  selection of flower seeds also by weight.  18 different kinds of Sweet Peas.  \A/M. RUTHERFORD, Druggist  PHONEA214  NIGHT PHONE Ba 14  WARD STREET, NELSON, B. C.  ���fa**,-'

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