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 iA.Vc  **>  %i_  N*.  _>       Wlf.   II.  IIKA'^T:    "1 lmvc soon tlio C  ,. n _ i.s L Ijoii ti 111 li 1 I.i I ^�� in" Italy .uul Mwit/cr- ��  ,*��� In ml, .um .-. li tii ��������� 1'ivci..-'���imts, tint I liavo <K  >> i.ivt r io-ii..iiyli.n,y: !��� it- r liuin  Llic Koolc- \  > lljv l:iIce .,n.l i'.i'   .MToiv lilies.    Wu liiiil a ��  p i|..Hi Infill tiin.. timo    Tlilh was my llrst �����  �� ti iii tlii(.ii_,ii iln.T'." &  '.!\;>iS^  ��*oviiM.iaI Library  ��� tWv^V.^ V V> r ' a"-  "a.'wVW^.  -   IJR0F. Ml-LLR hat never Mil anffthinr &  flueftuoiitiie trultof NolfoiWiatrict.   Ha ��  ndcleUf HrOWmit������e thOB��irlt��- or roup- ^  berries or gWWfticrirM, t>ir> if they c:'-m- <  pare w-|.li<-iliQ���__Q].U.sTr pears ami pit mi, c  ,   you have hero ii fruit country muuri^Mcd <  ^   by anyililtig iu the Dominion." ��  >A>VWV^VS^^-V\^ajvV'vVV-A/CV^/V'��*.^  'ar.-;  -tri'ru  VOLUME VIII.  NELSON, B. 0., SATURDAY, IEBBUABY 25, 19C5.  NUMBEK  FW*  j -1 : :_ fi  3 a Ss  iS  i; ii ti> iii J L a -J. 2 j ti_  a-iolivu  navHl cs.inaiM. wlio had cap-   gajfill j*|ff*g4l'Sftfci  Priceless GolEection' of  ' Treasures.  10IAN TOTEi-  Almost Every Known Specimen of  Animal, Bird and Fish Life  In tiie Province.  Few British Columbians perhaps realize "what a treasure they possess in  the Provincial Museum, which is situated in the ri^ht wing of the magnificent Government buildings nt Victoria, writes a correspondent of the  Vancouver News-Advertiser. And lhe  beauty of it ia that it id essentially Provincial, and &urely no other Provinco  in the Dominion could boast such a  collection of fauna and curios as has  been gathered together in tliis young  Province on thc Pacilic Coast.. This is,  of course, readily accounted for by a  mildness of the climate favorable to the-  development of a greater diversity of  species than would be possible in any  other part of tho Dominion.  The first thing to atriko thc visitor is  the collection of totem polos iu the  porch. Fragments oi forest giants  with fronts carved \vifch_a grotesque  imagery of sliiring eyes, grinning  teeth, frog a and birds beaks, painted in  glaring colors of^rcd and black and blue,  show lhat these.were indeed the work  of.men to i<. iiutu iittUtfo was "rod in  tbotii and claw." J lacks made here  and theio in the iiitu-siici..-, of thecarv-  ing..by the iiidu loois employed, shou  with Vi hat patience and labor Lhe Si-  wasli artist mitbl liave wrought out his  crude but fervent design .  On entering the museum, proper, one  is strtickjit oitce by tiie lino display of  native deer-. "'-Of tiie six vaiieties in  the Province, souse oi" tho bL-st speoi-  meus havo been obtained. A huge  bovine-lookitir; moose lowui'o above tlio  rest, thciuh a.*!atcly ell: with branching candelabra of horni;, come;, a close  second. ri he smaller deer are grouped  picturesquely round these on appropri-  ~~afe~lu oh~iui tigs. iTrsriiir^ein Tow-case  in the ceiltrc of the room,.* nutnber of  mountain sheep and  goats, artistically  ��� posed in tlteactof elimjjingor descending rocks, ate well worthy of attention.  Leaving Lhese we next come to a collection of Si wash skulls aud Indian  curios. There are sufficient of these to  occupy the student of ethnology for  hours or even days, but Lite casual visitor must be content to pass on w-ithotit  nol icing only some of the more distinguishable, features.      .Among   the  , largo collection of wooden masks which  vie with .each; other in hideousness, the  prize might be given to -thai of the  grave robber. The thick-lipped mouth  pouting liko "a funnel, the hideous  wrinkles on brow and cheeks, and the  furry rim of half-Hedged feathers round  the edge, is ai picture sufficiently re-  puisive to make an artistic representation of the thing signified. Among  other curios is'a ceremonial Hat,' composed of 13 crowns woven from tiie li-'  bres of spruce roots, ratieiit rate of one  crown per year. Then-there are eror-  mous soup bowls andladels, and also a  collection of relics of the t-tone age,  hacked from tlie native rock probably  about that period when the monkey  just merging into man. It is remarkable what a number of these things  have been discovered on" the Queen  Charlotte Islands.  Leaving behind all these interesting  .reminders of   the ways of   primitive  man we pass down   through an imposing row of bears arid, sea lions till we  come to the large walrus, whieh   was  "presented to themuseum some years  luted it on the North coa?t.   He is yel-  i low with age and   his tushs are dii^y,  but  he is  large enough  still   to boa  grim reminder of the days w hen monsters of his make wallowed in the ooze  or lashed up the seas of the piehi.'.oric  world  in  search of some finny .shark  or baby whale that they might swallow  at a gulp.   Passing from the mammoth  to the minute, there ls no more artistic  piece of mounting in the Jouer part of  the museum than the group of racoons  in a wild crab tree.     The  real  tree is  there  with real  fruit, aud the racoons  iu  their posture  have all the spiiugi-  ness   and   alertness   that  must   have  marked   Ihem  in life.     A handsome  musk ox near the staircase completes  this cursory review of the lower part  of thc museum, and  wo ascend to the  room above, where the birds appropriately roost.  The hundreds of small birds make a  lovely color picture and passing them  we jjomc" "to a beautiful group of  thrushes and blue birds in a mountain  ash tree. The eagle's nest is a strong  piece of mounting. In a neat of rough  sticks built in a hollow stump, two  grim fledglings look up with red  mouths t" their winged parents seated  on the edge and more particularly to  the mother bird, whieh is represented  a3 bending ever ready to drop a piece  of red llesh from her beak into the  nest. A little apart from this also is a  golden eagle, with its daws half-  b. ricd in the body of a rodent which it  has seized as its prey. Several groups  of ducks and small water fowl, set in  glass that looks like real water, are very  neatly, doue, a group of grebes, from  Prospect,, IJ. C. presented by Miss  Morris and Mrs. Howell, being par-  ticnlarly fine.-' The -rushes are there,  and the "water''Hllies:aild'~the' little  ducklings at call worthily represented.  slHblL  .r. *���"  * V.  Strange Story of Or.  Jeyii and Ur. -Hyd��.  BSCICENS   GOT  IDEAS  From ftlany Sources���Sir Consn  Doyle's Oetsctivs  Siories.  Anions weird iieiion there are few  novels to compete with The Strange  Story of Dr. Jeicyll and Mr. Hyde, and  the story of its iucptiojt is almost ��3  strange as the "work itself.     ���'  Stevenson, it appears, had dealings  with a man named Samuel Creggan,  and did not like him. "He's a man  who trades on the Samuel," averred  the novelist. "He receives you with  Samuel's smile on his face; but every  now and then you catch a glimpse of  the Creggan peeping out like a white  ferret. Creggan's the real man ; S-.��m-  uel's.ouly superficial."  This was what-gave Stevenson the*  first idea for the dual- personality of  Jekyll and Hyde, but he did uot begin  to write.  One night, however, Mrs. Stevenson  was awakened by cries of horror from  her husband, and thinking that he  had a nightmare, aroused him. He  was quite angry.  "Why did you wake me?'.' heasked.  "I was dreaming a fine bogey tale."  He g(H up "at once and began "writing  ���it all. liut itgayo Mr. Gillette an idea,  -ttid when Mr. Frohru.ui asked him for  i  a play he reirieiubo.rvd   the htugiuary !  interview and set to work on Sherlock  Ilohnus. ' -  Mr. Fergus Hume has told the story  of how he came to write The Mystery  _f a Hansom Cab. He wasin Mel-  borne at the time, and in financial  straits, for he had entirely failed to dispose of a play to which he had given  much time.  He thought he might do better with '  a boot, hut the questiou was "what  sort of book?" ' After some consideration lie wentHo the leading Melbourne  librarian, aud asked this question :  "What books do you find sell best?"  "Detectiue stories," was the prompt  reply, "especially those of Gaboriau."  Mr. Hume had not then read any Gaboriau, but he wasted no time in repair-  1NGERT  TUESDAY NIGHT  Was an Artistic Sue-  cess.  stock of $3,000,000, but of tbis only  $2,500,000 U.OS b*eu issued. Thacoat of  the road and equipment ia 1903 was  estimated in P.-or's Hallway Manual  at $3,172,715.       '        V ,  E.&N. RAILWAY DEAL  Passing Che' birds, tbe visitor comes   in a sort of fever.   His biographer, Mr.  i collection of-shells rich   Oaborne,  says   that it   was   doubtful  whether  the first draft took uim so  long as three days.  To go back a good many years, stories  attach  to almost every one of Charles  Dickens' novels.  Soon after the Pickwick Papers had  next  upon  aud raio, where deep gloasy colors  blending with Lhe graceful evolutions  of the waves ^combine in a most pleasing picture.  In the fishcties section there is something ol'iiitetest to'' tbe practical man.  .Not only are Lhe many varieties of  coast fish conveniently displayed, but  a collodion "of vials from Lhe Harrison  uatchery gives those interested inthe  salmon industry a chance to watch the  development of the lish from the pink  egg to Lhe full Hedged minnow, and  upwards'step by ^tepjiniil ij- hecc>mes_  the real quarry, of the fisherman.  On Lho whole the arrangement of  the museum, and the care with which  it is superintended, reflects great credit  on the curator, Air. Kermode, whose  aim is not only to make it the best, but  also the largest museum itr the Dominion. He is now at wwrk on tho skin of  a new apecies of* white bear which has  lately been discovered in the North,  and which has been named iu bis hon-  itor the Ursus Kerniodci.. The museum  building; is already quite well filled,  and should the collection keep on in*  creasing as it has done in the past,  further accommodation will certainly  have to be provided.  As a sort of adjunct to the museum, \  ing. the omission, and  bought a com  plete edition of.Jiis works.  Banquet to the Delegates to the  Associated Boards of  Trade.  The operatic concert last Tuesday  evening for Milton Smith's benefit,  was a notable event for more reason*  than one. In the first place, as a  The result w^s the story which made wholet it was a musical event of more  his reputation and the seventy novels' than ordinary "excellence, and in the  which have succeeded it. Fergus: secolld p]ace it wa8 the occasion of the  Hume, it may be mentioned is credited introduction to the audience of a recent  with being able to write a 60,000 word j addition to Nelson ' musical circles,  book in a week;. _ J Thlg was Mre Briggs" lirst appearance  Thetwo entirely different endings of in Nelson, and Tub Economist, is  Kipling's The" iiight that Failed, have' only repeating the generally expressed  caused that book to be much discussed.' appreciation of Mrs. Brigs' contribution  In the first he married the blind hero ' to the evening's entertainment, when  to his selfish sweetheart, but in ibe'it says that she" Ib a decided acquisition  second the,boor, fellow was jilted, and ' to Nelson musical circles. "Mrs. Briggs  went to his death in the Soudan.  This is giveu ,as tha reason of the  alteration: Not long after the'firstap-  posiesses a voice of rare excellence,  and she bas it in perfect control. This  paper bas.referred to the others who  Tbe banquet to tbe visiting delegates  to the Associated Boards of Trade convention was a success In every way,  and no doubt the visitors were sincere  when tbey said the delegates would  carry away with them due appreciation  of tbe hospitality ofthe business men of  Nelson. It was an informal affair, but  was none the less enjoyable, aud reflected credit on tbe management of  the Hume, for being able to meet the  requirements of an occasion of tbis  character on such short notice.  In addition to tbe big.theatre, which  plays only to travelling companies, tbe  city of Victoria has" two-houses, devoted entirety-to.stock productions. It  is interesting to note that the companies playing at the two stock places  are well known in Nelson.'"' At the  Redmond theatre the Watson Company, which'was seen here during tbe  Christmarholid&ys, opened last Monday night ih "The Christian," and the  Colouist pays tribute to the acting of  Hayden Stevenson and Miss' Roberts.  At the Crystal theatre, the. Clara  Mathes people are producing the ''Russian Spy," and the same paper says  tbe company ls "a good one in every  department, from the clever star herself to the one who bandies tbe smallest-part." ���    '  pcaranceof the hovel, Kipling was Irva* took part ia-this concert in the past,  train, and there got in a blind man and; aud it can only say that they ustained  his wife. The msin looked miserably the reputation they haveso well earned,  ill and his temper was absolutely raw.;Mrs. Parry was well up to the high  For an hour or more the author | standard she has won for herself. Mrs.  watched the woman bear all his mur-. Macdonald sang and acted well, the  murs and complaints with un railing: Ban,ec*.n "f ��W of Mrs. Smith ; and  tenderness".-  *Sue kept soothing and  Mrs."Davys was encored to the echo.  cheering him, and though at times he  ' Mr.  Ban field rendered a solo which  repulsed her with positive brutality,' brought forth enthusiastic applause,-  her temper was never ruffied for a mo-,u,,d the quartette by Messrs. Brown,  meIlt ��� Benedict, Wright aud Grizeile was de-  Thatsame night Kipling announced "��>rved|y encored.    The  scenes  from  to some friends  that he had  madeaj"Th? Burgomaster,* "Erminie," and  great mistake.    Such a savage egotist ] "The Chinese Honeymoon" were equal  asMaisie could not possibly resign her-.|t0  the   best WOr*i* done b* the local  made their amazing success, Diekens seif to the companionship of a blind  operatic sbciety, and it is to be regretted  He at once sat down and rewrote!tbat sl)ace. does "not Pern,it   lengthy  reference to those members.       Alto-  hnppened to visit the studio of George  Cruikshank, and there was shown some  drawings of the career of a London  thief.  Among these was a sketch of Fagin's  Den, and a picture of Bill Sikes. Dickens was at the lime engaged upon the  idea of a workhouse, story and tiie result of this chance visit was-Oliver  Twist, as it was soon afterward published.  mau.  the last four chapters of-his book.���  1'eanson's Weekly.  GOLD FROM SEA WATER.  gether the concert was. one that will  long be remembered in Nelson. The  orchestra was a very attractive feature  of the evening's entertainmeut.  Sir'William Ramsay has recently an-      Superior people are to be found at  nounced  that the old  problem of ex- every gathering, and they are partic-  Tbe Slocan Drill repot ts as" follows  for tbe week : "Four properties figured  in tbe snipping list this week, two of  which are new shippers. The Northern  Light bad three tons to go to Nelson",  being tbe first it bas ever : shipped.  -Twenty tons was shipped by the lessees of the Tamarac to TraiL Tbe property has lain id re for years and-the  shipment made is the first' to come  from it since tbe earlier days of the  camp. There promises to be another  shipment later on. From the Black  Prince two cars were handled to Trail,  with another car ready to go out One  car was shipped by tb* Ottawa to Nelson. ' Ore hauling has become difficult,  owing to tlie early break-up of the  roads by the heavy rams of the week.  Output for the week 89 tons ; total for  the year 542 tons."  There is' considerable surprise lhat  something has not beendone by the  city council in the way of investigating  tracating gold profitably from the sea' ularly numerous at concerts. They af-1 the recent collision on the tramway. It  can be sncces&fnlly solved.    Ncwspa- feet a knowledge of music which they ia over a week since the collision took  place, and no move bas yet been made  to inquire into tbe circumstances connected with it. It may be tbat no one  was to blame; yet it is tbe duty of tbe  council to take such steps as will assure tbe publio on this point  As Tor Nicholas Niekleby, there does pers of repute tiaye given much space (do not possess, and their outspoken  not seem much doubt but that the great' to'explanatlons and interviews thereon, j criticisms are very annoying to those  novelist conceived the idea of Dothe- and even the staid Spectator devotes ( who attend for the pleasure of listening  boys Hall froiifthe advertisement of j two columns to a consideration of its ' to the music. The superior person  Mr. Simpson's academy, Woden Croft' possible success and the effect thereof smilos patronizingly at every number,  Lodge, Yorkshire, which ho saw in an on the world's economy. There are but all the time affects a superiority  old copy of tbe Tiuics. some ridiculous calculations based on ' that is simply exasperating.      There  Another most popular hereof fiction, alleged results. One critic solemnly as- were a number of superior ladies and  Sherlock Holmes, made hisappeariince) setts that 2,000,000,000. tous of solid gold . gentlemen at the concert the othor  in a similar fashion. As ii character in await successful prospectors. The'evening and the manner in which they  A Study in Scarlet, he aroused so great bubble has not yet been pricked, ��� behaved themselves was decidedly an-  popular interest that hei became the , though it has been contracted in its di-. noying to those who occupied seats  hero of the loiig series of adventures so meiisions. The weightiestauthorities, '.near them. They did not deceive any-  familiar to most of us.. ] speaking with gravity and becoming' one with their thinly veiled sneers ;  j Sir Conan Doyle says the original dignity of the exalted promoters, have'everyone knew. they were simply af-  might., be. mcitlioi. od the forestry ami j .^ (>f SherIock Hohnes came to hi^ expressed disbelief in the theory that it' fectiug a musical education which they  botanical display in  lhe rooms above   ^ ^    m ^ beenTeadil.g30mede. j will pay to extract the gold.   The syn- did nol possess. '  Lite Legislative Chambers. All kinds  of British Columbia woods and grasses,  gtaius and fruit are here tastefully  displayed for tho inspection of visitors,  teclive stories which.disgusted him, be- i dicate interested in the scheme is *iid  cause the authors always depended for "to have employed Sir William Ramsay  their climax on some coincidence and ' professionally, but seem to share with  . The recent purchass of the Esquimau & Nanaimo railway by the Can-  and to those who have not seen them, . ,...���,-������    .   .  ��� E ,.   detective's own mind  lhey  will  prove a revelation  of   the  bountifulness and diversity of the pro-  neveron the unaided deductions ofthe him the fear of eventual ridicule, for, adiau Pacific Railway Compauy, has  He adds that his old professor at Ed-  on a recent exposure they and he has- given an impetus to things on Van/  tened to   make   statements "with a ! couver Island.v By many it is believed  .inburgh was in a way the original of"-view," as they said ''of stopping pos-; that the Island is on the eve of great  duels of the Pacific P.rovince-grapes^ Ho,^ fi)r it vvas his hal)it to work"siblespeculative^"dealiugs by the pub-'prosperity, abd that the Canadian Pa  and  peaches, cranberries and crab ap-  out efTeet from cause just as logically as lie." At that time Sir Williom Ram- cific Railway Company will direct its  pies-, hard wheat and tomatoes-all in ^ ^^ ^^ dia���uosed & ^3^. ; .Asay wrote: "The process is still in an [energies towards the development of  the climax of development tell of eli-j ^ ar:ama.tjzution of Slierlocls 'experimental state. JSTeedless to say I tlie resources there. It is said  matic advantages which few countries Ho]me3 was SUggested toJIr! Gilletteiti 'do not hold shares in the syndicate." '. that one of the largest smelters in the  ate favored to possess. ;ft rather curious fiishion.Pickiug up one  We question very much  whether Sirj world will be built there, and  this is  ' dny an old copy of a yellow journal, he  William Ramsay has stated more than j only a forerunner of what is to come.  In the life of tbe late Chief Justice  Robinson, recently published, there is  a story told of a Mr. Justice Grove, who  was dozing while the names of ibe  jury, were being called over: "John  Thompson" was called and did not  answer. The clerk repeated his name.  "He's dead, sir," said some one. The  Judge startsd up with: "There's  no end to these excusw ; fine him 40  shillings."  A budding young novelist,in Nelson  bas banded, us. for publication a short  story entitled;* "The Tale of an "Overcoat." Space forbids tbe publication  of this really bright story, which is  said to be founded on facts, with the  characters Hlc^n from real life.  T!PF8fUm.i  NOVELISTS  The   Actor   and   the  Property Man.  THE HUMBLEST SUPE  James W, Grier, of the Fernie Ledge,  bas resigned his position on that paper,  and will make the Boundary his home  in future. Mr. Grier says life in the  coal city is very strenuous.  Aid.  Gillett has met with all I'inds * rCild in it an interview with Dr. Conan  the fact that sea water ...contains a cer-. The railway is 78 miles lOhg, and has  of bad weather during his visit to New- [ Doyle, in which the idea of making tain percentage of gold, a proposition  five miles ol siding.   The rolling stock  foundland.     He was delayed atSyd- Sherlock Holmes the hero of a play that no. chemist will deny.    Probably  consists of seven locomotives,11 pas-1    The hotels bave been crowded thu  ney. C. Ii., oh- his way home for four was mooted. ~    :     . upon this utterance of Sir William's sehger cars,  three baggage cars and week, and tne   indications  are  that  days, and  now  he is tied up at St.!    Asa matter of fact, this interview  the London syndicate has built its ex- 75 freight care of various kinds'.'    The travel will be; particularly brisk the  1 John's, N.F., iu a blizzard. Was a "fake"���it had never taken place travagant claims. ... Company was organized with a capital coming spring and summer.  Who Carries   a Spear   May  Become an Actor  Some Day.  "In the interest of art, as well as Jit- ..  erature," said a theatre-goer sadlv, "I -  wish some ' one would   instruct vtho  horde of novelists of both sexes about  tbe relative grades in the  theatrical  profession.  "I observe ln a recent magazine story '  tbat the young author bas developed a  love interest between tbe leading lady  of a company and the property man,  when any one who has been even a  ���*> ^  supe kuows that the yarning abyss  between the rropcjty man and tbe  humblest" member of the acting profession is about as wide as the differ-' '  ence in station between (he Duchess of  Manchester and her bead coachman.  'Kf lie property man is a ni-cessary  evil to stage life. He is entirely different from'tbe st'agg carpenter und the j,  stage electrician, or gas man, as he is  still called, although electricity has replaced gas. These three heads of ik-  partmentsare members of labor ui.ic.ns,  each man and his assistants belui^injj  to difforent unions.  "'It' is the duty of tbe.prope'rfy man  aud his assistants to handle properties  only, by which are meant chairs", furniture, vases, flowers, pictures, rugs, etc.  The stage carpenter and his assistants,  called clearers, handle only thescenery.  The electrician handles only the lig'bts.  If a valuable vase were falling over a  stage carpenter would not catch it, because he would be interfering with the  department of the property man. ���  "All these mechanical iaborers are  the natural enemies of the acting profession, the .members of which they  despise. There is not the most formal  acquaintance between them.  "An actor  would never  drearo of  speaking to the_property_manorastage   carpenter, except in the most casual  manner, and then only as one would  speak to an employee. The idea of a  property man presuming to speak to a  leading lady is ridiculous.  "No leading lady of my acquaintance  would dream of speaking to a property  man, but would energetically protest  against such presumption on his part.  In the course of nearly twenty years  upon the stage I have never known 0.  property man, a stage carpenter or a  gas man to try to establish himself on  terms of familiarity with the members  of the acting profession.  "The humblest supe who carries a  spear may become a star some day, but a  property man remains a property man  the r��st of his life. I have Known leading  ladies to marry spear carriers, and  elevate them instantly to the position  of leadiug man, but a property man���  uever.  "I presume young authors introduce  the property mau into the romances of  the stage because they know he is  called 'Props,' and they think they ar�� -  introducing local color by using such a  slang phrase.  "In another novel, recently, I read  that 'Props' went around among th*  dressing rooms calling tho 'half hour'  and 'fifteen minutes.' Any property  man who dared to do that in a New  York theatre would he discharged by  tho manager and expelled by his un-  ion. The calling of tbe half hour and  fifteen minutes ls done either by the  stage director or his assistant���both of  whom are members of the acting profession."  V**-. ,_  1 .:���',v,  ���,A-'/A  i?w  <J.'\ **frr:r*^7?0Ws&'~  THE -NELSON' ECONOMIST  THE NELSON ECOHOMIST  ���v.  Published every Saturday afternoon at  V_k_ton Strkkt. XtSLSOS. B. C.  $1 Per Year StricUy in Advance  Advertising rates made known on application.  All 'changes in adve.'tlsfc-oenU. to Insure  I iscrlion Should rcaclitlils office-not; later  tha-i Thursday, 12 o'clock.  When change of address la required, 11 Is  rteslriblo that both the old address and the  new be .riven.  A.d'lrek�� all communication:!, "l'tibllxhci  - of Tiik Nblhox Economist. Nelson. 11. CV  EDITORIAL COMMENT.  Tl.e (defeat of Mr. Hawthorn-  thwaite'sbill providing for an eight-  hour, day in smelters, had little political significance. The vote shows  that the House did not divide according to political party���Conservatives voted for ancl against the  bill, as did also Liberals. The fact  that the bill was defeated by a large  majority, affords conclusive evidence tbat the majority of the meru-  bers of the present Legislature are  opposed to class legislation. It may  be that the smelter workers have a  grievance as regards number of hours  of work, but tbat is a question tbat  should' be settled between tbe  smelter management and the men.  " The * Legislature should not be  asked to settle, differences of this  Character. - ��� ;<*       ' .  'AN ^DI AN  lew Fast Service  -TO-  VANCOUVER,   VICTORIA,  SEATTLE, ETC.  VIASLOBAJf I-AKE  . . ��� .      ;.....���������   .;v ���     ..      -   ;  ���������  "LV. Nolson 7a: m'.datiy, Ar. Vnncouver,  12 20 noon;"'Victoria 7.1."> p. in.; Seattle 3 p. in.  following dny.  One Night En Route  Sleeping Car for Slocan City can bo occupied  at Nelson fetation 10 p. in., bertlT'Jjl.OO. .-  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers in  SSH3S  'Camps' supplied on.shortest  notice and lowest prices.  ,  Mail��� .orders receive  careful  attentjpn".'  Nothing but fresh and  wholesome meats aud supplies  kept in stock.  LC.TRAVES .-.Manager  We have a Large Stock of goods for  winter wear   which we will sell,  at a slight' advance on cost in order to make.way for our spring stock.  ^ Some Children's Lines, regular price $i, how 75c.  !?__a  Ciood desirable homes, host locutions and reasonable prices.  lols.  On Silica street, near. .Stanley���10 rooms, stem*", basement, fitrnnt.o.     Good  garden, 2>._  s.  On Silica street, also close to Stanley street--" rooms, :t lols, splendid garden.  On Stanlcyslrcet���(> room cottage, partly furnished, wllh pinno.   A splendid bargain.  Si'veral'sninllnr well located houses In dill'urend pails of the cll.y.  The above can be purchased on reasonable ami easy terms.  l.pl*i in Fairview, the coining residential portion of tho Cily. .  Ranch Properties on the West Arm.  For reservation* and ticKcts, n'pply to lntnl  agents, or wrltcto  J. S. CARTER,  DIM. Pass! Act..  NtilRou.  E. J. COYLE,  A. G. P. A.  Vancouver  Mr. .Houston's speech 011 the,  eight hour bill, was simply a bouquet  of beautiful flowers-for the member  for Nelson. - Mr Houston hotels the  member for Nelson in high esteem,  and never'overlooks, an opportunity  to pay tribute to the genius and integrity of that gentleman. There  was no attempt to discuss the bill  on its merits, which after all, is not  a matter of surprise to those who  are conversant whh the'ethics of the  ���a Houston school of debate.  Tbe citizens* of "Vancouver are  carrying- on a vigorous compaign  against Sabbath desecrators. It is  remarkable that the m:��nner of  breaking the Sabbath in Vancouver  is much the same as it is in Nelson  ���that is, by playing j'Ool. The  only difference'is that the Sabbath-  . breakers in Vancouver are Japs and  colored people, aud here they are  white men. Officer Deacon of the  Vaucouver force, last Sunday, raided  a Japanese Club, br boarding-bouse,  and there discovered about t wen 13-  Japs  and colored  people   playing  , pool. Of course the game was immediately broken up. It is known  that the game of pool is played in  certain places in Nelson .every Sunday, and  yet the police have made  . no attempt to put an end to it. The  players cannot plead-ignorance of  the.sin of this violation of tlie Sabbath. This paper bas pointed out  from  time to  time that the lake of  -   brimstone and Ore is the portion bf  the Sabbath-breaker, and Mr. Blake  more bas fully endorsed our con ten-  teutiou in both pulpit and press.  The meeting of the Associated  Boards of Trade this week has been  a remarkable one. Many m itters  of importance'have been discussed,  and no doubt the public is now iir  possession of much valuable information as to the resources of   the  ' Kooteuay and the'eouditious. prevailing here. It c��n��6t be said that  the delegates were either*  extrava-  ...gant in their assertions or demands.  Meetings of this character -must  exercise a beneficial . influence on  tbe development of the country.  :��� Notice.  Tulte notice tliat I Intend 10 armly to the  Chief Commissioner of .Lands and Work* lor  perm IshIoii tu put chn^e J lie land hereinafter  mentioned nnd Unit xuch application  will be mado sixty dnys from - the  date her'of. ' - The "'land . mentioned  in hs follows: Kltuiitcd' on, the North  shore of Kootenay Kiver. "Dcftcrlptfnn ol  boundaries (if land : Comment-In.;, at, the  -touth Wont corner pout of Lot 60.V thenee In a  Northerly direction 'Jtl chain?, thence in a  Westerly direction 20 chains, thence In a  Southerly dhccllon to Norlh bunk or Kootenay Kiver, thence along water front to point  of commencement.  Kck-i.li, B.C., 1Jnuuiinr 7th, 1805, "   '.     -  ALkX. .\I.LA.V. ,  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that CO davs after  dute, I intend lo apply to the Clrief Commissioner or Lands and Works for permission to  purchase 64H acres or land situate in West  Kootenay District, about *y, mi lest West of  Silocan Ulver, on Robertson Un-ek:���Commencing at. a post planted -10 chaln<.East of  the Nortti-EuRt corner of Lurcher's pre-emption, marked -W.K. K. N. W. Corner Post,"  thence South 80 chin*; thence East bO chains;  thence North 80 chains; thence West80chain8  to point of commencement.  Dated Fcbiuary HtlvlWo.  '  William K. Kocii.  Corner Mill and Josephine Sts.  Us an- Order for Your  fies,  ce  KOI ICE.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after  date, 1 Intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Jjind<and Works ror-permission to  purchase ISO acres ot laud situate In West  Kooteuav. District, about 1% miles West of  Slocan ftiver, on Robertson Creek:���Com-  nienciiiK-ata post planted -Ul chains North of  William E. Koch's N. W. Corner Tost, marked  "Al. E. K. JN. 1��. Corner". Post," thenee West 80  chains; thence South 40chains; thenceEast  40 chains; tlience South 40 chain's; thence  East 40 chains; tlience North 80 chains to the  point ol commencement. *  IHitcU February 14th, 1003.   ' ���    .  M.E.Koch.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that (.0 dnys after  datel Intend to apply to Ihe Chief Commissioner or Lnads and Works for permission  to purchase &M acres of land Bituale In Weil  Kooteuav District, about 4% miles West of  alocan Kiver,, on Kobcrt&ou Creek :���Commencing at 11 post p'anted at the centre of  William K. Koch s East Boundary line  marked "A. SI. J.\s N. W. Corner Post," thence  tjouth 40 chains; theuce Ea,��t 80 chains;  theuce North 40chains: thence WistSO chains  to the point of commencement.  Dated l'ubtutiry 14th, 1805.  , A. M. Jolissox.  THEJTWEtER  BAKER ST. 5-  NICKERS0N,  We only ask one trial to make-yon our cub  tomcr. . Fine Wfttcb Jewelry; Optical and  Silverware repairing ��nd everything in tlie  line. Reasonable charges. "Work sent us  from outside towns will receive the same care  as it personally delivered. Difficult repairs  done for other iewelew.  WANTED.  LADIES AND GENTLEMEN in this and ad  Joining territories, to represent and advertise  the Wholesale and Educational Department  of an old eitnbltshed house of solid financial  (Handing. Salary t3Jif) per day, with Expenses  advanced ei>ch Stonday hy check direct from  heiidiiuartcn. Horse and busrgy furnished,  when neciUKiiry; position per.nnnent. Address, Blew Unas. * Co.. D��pt. U, Mouou llXdg.';  Chicago, 111, ' .  AGENTS WANTED,  Applicatlons will he received by the undef-  Klgued forllie position of agent ror this locality. One willing tocuuvass pteferred.' Good  position to the right man.   Apply, o  OCCIDKNTAI, LOAN ASAVINfiSCO..     -  . P. O. Box 152. Vnncouver, B. C.  Vancouver, B. C., Jau SI, 1905.  aniongst (be members of the British  Columbia Cabinet are false, and are  being circulated ;.by, men who cannot use the Govern men t. to advance  their owriselfish ends. ;'   '     '  Tl��e  reports   of   disagreements  If the reports from Cariboo are  based on facts, it may happen that  the old camp will once more attract  the attention of. the world, on account of its mineral wealth.     :  "The first Conservative Government "British Columbia ever bad"  appears to be holding its own even  with the hostility of quo- who was  elected to support it.  -The promptness or delivery..  ,  The cleanness and froh.1n.1-5.of Good's.  Tlie full bonext measure.    '   '  '     -  The duality ot wnut you set-- '���  ' You will And abundant reason for-scalding  your future otders.  This Week's Specials Are:  I'4-lb Boxes "of A 1 Cicamory "Butter at 27c  per pound. ���   - - .  Silver Spoon Tea, 50c per pound.  "' Elijah BrandTiiicapple, 25c per tin.  Clarke's Boneless Chicken, 3.Vs per 11n  Joy's Cash Grocery  'PHONE ID  Notice To Delinquent Co-Owner.  To Archie M. Johnson, or tunny person or  persons to Whom he may have transferred  his interest in the "Ophlr"' mineral claim,  situate on the west side ol Bird creel', about  ono and n half miles, up from the old Government trail in tho Nelson Mining Division,  '-Vest KootciiYfy : ���  You and each ofyou arc hereby notified that  I have expended one hundred and two  dollars and filly cents In" labour and  improvements on tlie nbovc mentioned  claim in . order to hold biikl claim  under the provisions of thc Mineral A?t,  the said labour bc'ng done tor the year ending April 12. IbOl,and if within !HJ days irom  the date of this notice,you fail or iefu<.o to  contribute your proportion of such expenditure together with all co*ls ol advt rllstng  your interest in t ie said claim will become  the properly of tho undei'higued, under Section 4 of un Act entitled "Mineral Act  Amendment. Act. 1!K)0."  Dated Hits 17th day of February-. Wi.  .1. li. IIaxteii.  Special   t/iie   of Miners' Hand . Made  Boots, regular price $6 ; now  $4 50.    Another line, regular price $5 ; now $3.50.  JOHN McLATCHSE  Dominion and .  Provincial  - Land Surveyor  Op. B C. Customs House. Nelson  Frank  Fletcher  PROVIN--AIiIaANUSUKVEYOn  ,    Lauds and Mineral ClaimsSurveyed  ,'.       and Crown Granted     .  I'. O. Box 60S       Ollice : Koolcnav St.  Nelson  For Rent and for Sale  Old Curlps Ity Shop. Jose phi n e St, Nelson  60   YEARS*  ENCE  Trade Marks  Designs" -  Copyrights &c.  "AnyoneBehrtlhij ashetcb anddesciirittonmay  quickly ascertain our oiiiaton free -niioUicr an.  invention Isprobnblypntentable.   Communications utrlctly confidential. HANDBOOK on Patents  ��� sent free. Oldest- upencjr for nccanuft patents.  Patents token tliroucli Mmin & Co. receive  1 notice, without charge, la tbe >-.  A bmidsomely lllnstTated weekly.  .Jjintest clr-  - rtilation of any scientific Journal.   Tonns, $3 a ���  year: four months, tl. Sold byall newsdealers.  fSSUNN & Go.36,BfMttaairN8w York  Remember we carrj-only the best makes of Boots   and   Shoes,  from  the most popular manufacturers. '  WARD ST  NELSON. B. C.  f Spa fS3^ gi^3 jS��3j f0S��. [3   S rfp^, &  ^ nelson, id* U.  ^ Tlie  largest exclusively   Wholesale  Liquor  House  in   the interior  Baker Street? Nelson, B. C.  ++99+94++++++++++++++++++Q++++++++9+++++*+++++++++++<  IBARTLETT   HOUSE I  Daws-Mi's " Extra Special"  Scotch.    Granda Cigars.  X Mitchell's Heather t)e\v Scotch etc.    Earl of Minto etc.  X A full line of imported and domestic Liquors and Wines.  (Formerly CU1rkc.H01.se)  ^      The best SI per day houso in Nelson.      None but white help employed     The        ��  + bnr.the best. . +  I ��. W. "BARTLETT.   Proprietor -1  ���>+494+4++++4+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++  Simper  day and up  NoChlnese Employed  AUGUST THOMAS, PROPRIETOR.  CORNER   HALL   AND   VERNON    STREETS,-       MCI QOW    R   P  TWO BLOCKS FROM WHARF, . v   IlLLOUIl)   Di b  V/HOLESALE AND RETAIL  Head Office Nelson, B- C.  Branch   Markets   in   Rossland,   Trail,   Nelson,  Kaslo, Sandon,   Tlire  Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.  Orders by Mail to any~branck will have prompt  and  careful attention.  It Pays to Dear.wi-tlv Rutherfon  Hsjir Brushes, Clothes Brushes, Hair Brushes,  Nail Brushes, tooth Brushes, Face Brushes, Shaving  Brushes, Strops and Bokar's Razors. v   ~  WM. RUTHERFORD, Druggist  WARD STREET, NELSON, B. C.  THONE A214    *  NIGHT PHONEB2I4 -  Canada Permitihent  iortgage Cprporatipn  -   Wm&StX:W \    \J^r    in..       - P   1 m      ���    i \'  ��� ^^^^�� FeoiaiMiep Made and.Repaired  T - T  *  CLOTHES     CLEANED     A A D   IV. E A L E D i  J**. _______ A  ���?  I      OVER.J. fi. WALLACE'S STORE, NELSON, B. C.~    4>  CHOQUETTE BROS., Proprietors  X       Finest Quality of Bread.    Always Sweet.    Beautiful to Look  ^  at    Delicious to Eat.    Try It. "������ -^  T Store : Baker St., between Stanley and Ward.   T  ->>������������>  _4��  T  "^  Plumber and Gasfitter  T Estimates Given  on General  Plumbing,  Sewer ConnectionSy Etc.  f  Baker Street, near' Ward   Streret, Nelson.  t  4  1  *  i  4  4  *  .1 .  In 10-acre blocks, in 20-acre blocks.  Improved ranches  Straight Mortgages at 8 per cent,  or Monthly Payment System,,  nnable9..rael)Spn9.'--Sa -u-  _Euilder and  Contractor  Estimates given'on stone, brick j . ���''���'��"  and Woodwork: A" A  I Brick  and   Lime '*or;Sale ���N       i  THE  NELSON  ECONOMI&x  ��__���_*   ^iHf���i    i__<    IM  ��ev<j5!tfjje1a��gcigga_Bais55K^  aiKin  achines.  Edison Phonograpbs, Prices, $10, $20, $30, $50.  The ISTew Edison Moulded Records, -at  50c each,* $5  i  per doz."  <r*"i  i.  C$,1 1  Prices, $17, $25, $30, $45.  7-inch Records, $8 per doz.  10-inch Records, $11 per doz.  ���'Needles and all supplies sold on the instalment plan.    Write for prices.  Heinteman-Pianos   ���-.."'  The   New  Scale Williams Pianos  '      AT.SPECIAL PRICES .'     A   -  We buy our Pianos for cash, and customers get the benefit,-as we-have no  "sub agents'-' who must b^.ve a "rake off."" , -          I  You  Want  Your friend to remember yon  forever? If you do, make hiin  or her a present of a  .   .   .    .  PARKER  LUCKY CURVE  FOUNTAIN  PEN  j Pricesv$1.50 to $10. Let-tta  ��� put one aside for you. These  a are the pens you see advertised  I in the magazines. We warrant  I them as well as the maker.  -ft) tele BEST  Cameras  FROM $1 TO $75  9  Wall  - ".- .We can . supply your  wants for Fall Hp*ose.;Cleaning in WALL PAPER and  BURLAP."   "'   ""    'V":       \  "  (Not Crockery with thesta'tnpbfsome well known China on it)  ISTEW GOODS ARRIVING WEEKLY  ���������-.-  ��� - - -, ,' .-.A..      '"' -     *"* ' ' - -     ' -  ' ��-   .  .a '  _      -' - r 1 ��� *      Hjbr^fr  __ .    f f * ��"     ^ Jl ,..-!,.../-  Reyal   Crtown' ...Derby,   Crown    Vienna,   Haviland  .<       ���"..��� * '     ���  Limoges,     Royal    Worcester,-    Foley,    MintonVlan... .-*���-  _    "**    '   ��� **"-.* -���*"*** J*V *3*i,   f*    iA'* **\ ��*** "    ^ ��  Copeland's; _.:���.���: >���-���*-.'-.*A    --/A, *_   . - -....*--���-  -:-,r^fAr.:,t^f  >'y>"yy   >yy-��%\  ���     - -., ^-^i1  .    ��� , .- ->��{  ��� *���*���'!  '->:-'_ I  -     I  -'.'���yi  Z    'A_��f  ' '"   *_v3 j  -, h-;^I  . - ~"��m  K-_      -'  .*_  &Book  i w&&^)?��i��3tt^^ ^^as  A great sale of Clothing, Men's ���Furnishings,'  The  quantities are the greater.t, the assortment the most  varied and  the Prices the Lowest of any sale we have held  ��_T  tz  '  peagag  G  20th Century kind, every Garment has style, character and splendid  wearing qualities, which coupled with Always Lowest prices makes interest and to spare for careful buyers.  Men's Suits, $7.50, $10.00. $12.00, $15.00, $iS.oo and $20.00.  All sizes, good cloth, strong ancl durable, and specially tailored, $1.25,  $2.00, $3-soo, $4.00, $5.00 and $6.00.  Perfection  in   shapes-color  and style.      Prices,  $1.00,'��2.co, $3 00,  $4.00 and $5.00. - -  SHOES OF OUALITY AND STYLE  Guaranteed lb give  perfect satisfaction.      The best   possible for the  money..   Felt Slippers at 25c, 85c, 50c, 75c and $1.00  ffionr  Large stock New Fall Styles.      The place where your dollars bring  their value.  _o  Ouida in Her Old Age.  Oulcla, as Mile. De La. Raince prefers  to call '-herself,, ls now an elderly lady,  but she still affects the white muslin  fx-ocks and pale blue ribbons oi' a bygone era. She is the"autcciv.tlo .t.ces  oi a large circle cf admirers at Florence,'-where'she has'an ideal home, r.nc.  an extraordinary collection ci dogs.  Ouida does not:liko England: or Jfhigiish-  ���life and food, and not infrcciuently at  ��� London ' dinner-tables has allied for  cold roast beef andJsoer, that bein;:c tlie.  level,, she says,..on which.she places  English cookery.  .Jay���-Yes,  sir;  when I  vvas  in- Nt^  ��� Saork a sharper robbed me of fifty Aa'i^  lars.'  Hay���Why didn't you call a pW-:  ��� llceman?   "Well, I thought fifty dollars'  "rag enough."���Philadelphia  "Press."  Sweetness Long Drawn Out.  A business man of whom the "Youth's  Companion" tells dufl:>rps that the  average stenographer will not learn to  spell 'correctly until the millennium  comes. In support of his opinion ho  relates 'his experience with a. young woman whose spelling, as ha describes it,  (had an "ensagingr oiiginality'," but who  was so amiable and even-tempered that  ���he seldom found heart to rebuke 'her.  ~ One day she appeared before him  -with a neatly written letter for a  Southern correspondent. He. hastily,  looked it oveti. '    '   ��� ' .    ���  "See here," he said, "you've spelled  sus-ar s-u-g-g-a-r."  _'he young, woman, looked at it a mo-  jjtent critically, and then her face  brightened as she replied:  ��� "So I have. How careless of me! I  don't see how I came to leave out the  'h.'" '������      ' ..-.  :   **What-are you if-rlng ii��  for  when  jou leave   college, wealth, or-fame V"'  **Both.   I'm going to become?. Di'ofeji.  Clonal basefoall player.**  ���Mlnls'tcr-I am sorry 1 didn't see yon  i.t church yesterday,-Tummas. ��� Tub?.-  aias���Weel, ye see, it was slccan a wet  lay it wisna.flt tae tarn oot a rfosr ia��  .ut I sent Uie _tCe�� Bir.- Ejc  SMOKE  THE CELEBRATED  B RI AB_P_LP_E&  /  ���  ^s>  Almost the* torghe&t thirg in the whole of creation is a "pinto". Broncho when he is in  ���  ���  "fighting humor. . '. '  Now his hide is just as tought as he is, and that part above his hips and hack is the very .  toughest and most pliable���it is the "Shell." ,  That is the part used to make the famous "Pinto" Shell Cordovan Mitts and Q-loyes.  "Wind, rain, tear, rip, scorch and boil proof--almost wear proof.  Made only by  ���  Montreal  Winnipea  R. H. PARLEY, British Columbia Agent  ��� ���  W. A Thurman  DepoS. for Briar Pipes, Nelson  Chimney Sweeping  Prompt attention given  to all orders for  Chimney Sweeping.  Send your orders to Job D. Downes, care of  the Old Curiosity Shop.  $1.60 per chimney.  ���  ���  ETHBRIDGE COAL  ^7.50 Per Ton  Delivered  All orders must be accompanied by cash and should be forwarded',-."'' .,-,..-���'"  either pergcnally or by mail to the office of A \tf. jp. TIERftEY, GENERAL AGERT THE NELSON ECONOMIST  The Grand Central aud Laheview  have set tip mineral cabinets in their reception rooms, iti which displays of  the mineral resources of the interior  will be intitle.  Tlie iiuiv iMimi-il ���>:*�� b��'eii in office  six weeks, yi*t tlie rock crusher has not  started on its great work of _e. nm ent  public improvements. Nor has work  on the electric lighting plant been  started.  y+ >++++++++++99+++++444+4+ +94499444999444 -O ��� i*-j>+++94<>  Will  T7^        S  J I-OUI  There was a general feeling of relief  in thi, city when it was learned there  were no futilities U3 a result of tlie accident at Procter, Monday morning.  There appear, to be an epidemic of  serious accideutH in the Kootenay thia  year.  to look through our stock of Novi-Uic. when si-Ieel'mm your \, < tents or  card p��rty prizes.  Our Belt Brooches are of ExquM'e Design asatcalsu our oili.-: pi in.     %  ' Lucky Beans are imist fashionable nsti Bungle. J��  Oilier Novellies are too varied and  numerous to mention, ln.it sivciN,!  a call and we will show them to you.   All good ���uul -it in�� pru���s. ^  .'-.'-'..       r ' - c-  ���������::������'. ; ::��� .?A   ...  . O  o.   <���>  .:������������-   "   .'it ��� .      ���������;< A  0"^_.  c-=v. -;��^v!   /f^"^      ���&  ��-,���        ,5,  4  9       -     -     - I  ��� Jewellers; Watchmakers  and  Opticians,     '[Mimic  293. +  +  s-  +++4>++++++4'+++++++999 �� +++++++++++ Q4++Q499 *++*���&*$���+ &  3 _ u a S _ u S t. a S a 9 a tl a 9 a u b ^ u a a U _ bi u -o u ���_. ���__ ... f 5'. ^ -----  k  yy  A- ; -4  <���*.      r "'��� -i  ^7"^..  &k  \ PATENAUDE BROS.  +  <r  <������  "la the Methodut CUnroll next Wednesday evening..Rev. Walter Baer will  deliver his Psychological ' lecture,  ���'What is a Soul?" Tlie reverend  gentleman'.sability as a lecturer Iwwell  known, and the church will uo doubt  be crowded to hear him.  It is probable that tlie date <-f the  Presentation of ''Paul Kiivar,*' by  fiafold Nelson here will l��e changed to  March 10. Mr. Nelson opened iu Winnipeg last Monday night in Iht* piece  and drew larfce audiences on tlmt _nd  ,-    ^     ->r " ' .  Ilie'following evening*  .At tile Auction Mart To-night at 8 o'clock.   Look out for Bargains  J. Green, Auct  Baker Street  ioneer  -  "     Nelson, B. G-  KA  J V3WSi.*r+'1*JVn ���*t*jm^_rv���i^T'i7tt*^z^__ssz__ivxz*zx^^^'S^i^��*r^r=jri^  " A'!  "���I'"73.  ^=r.~i      '     Xc'iV   Sjniti-j;   tt'itl    Su tumor    Shirt,  _^-'^-)      Waihls, iu Muslin, L-tceaud !���] 1 fibroid-  r>-1--���      cry tiimiucd, lhe very latest-style-), till  _>':2J     Mze*, Tot;, $1, -1* 1.2o, $1.GO and -1*2 esu-h.  *~~"i7Q  ���cr_.   ._ Iittiiies' i-jhirt   Wttlht Suits in Navy,  C'ri'iiiti, 'i'iiii ami   Ijruwii, $3 70  to %'J.Or  laadie-,' Km icy 'I weed'Mixture?., lcatli--  "7A>  ���C&A5SO 0,^__jLu.-s=__u__M<rs ���u��sni^��asffr^-K_ ^713^-0  mi  Ji  -I  cr ti'itumetl, $3 to $15. Ladies'Whilo  Wa-sii !_ tits in Organdy Pongee and  Colored Linens, ��5 to S12.  Ladies' Wash Skirts in  Pique Linen  a'i I I? uuy S:i'i,)-JJ- "U."5 J   to -J"-").  'PI tin U.itimbr.i.y*, in (it'ey, blue;  pink, Cm; ox 1)1 >> I, ali.i saina shades  iu stripes, 15j yd.  White, plain aud fancy du_k��,   13c     f'.'X'^  up. A-^  Wliitc Mercerized Vcoling?,  Sou up.     ��r  *ji<~*  ����_  Special Bargains in balance of   Winter Goods.  New patterns in liuglUli Print1*, I0_,  121c mid loo.  iSfi  o_fC  V  //NE  THE BIG GASH  Subscribe ior  '&44^99999'999499499-9&999'094i_>$9944999999999994444>4444'49  Id  The Economist.  Strictly in Advance  **���_   .   Biff  _? ���       ___ _ U  IRON BEDS $4.00  SGN-RISGH RIANG  Two second hand Bell Pianos Pianos.taken In exchange for Mason & Rlsoh rionos.    For Sule Cheap���Oue German make, -Walnut C.ise, Jisp.   One Square Top, . 13o  '    '  '   _\  <^A  Complete   House. Furnishers       X"  e Fuheral Directors, Embalmers      ���  J. <3. BUNYAN, UNDERTAKER.  B. G. Fruit and  The lands^ described ih this list are for sale, and  Jn. many cases��� 011 libera! terms. I might just say that this  district,Has never'been'advertised a V'a 'fruit-growing and  farming country, but during the last few years many who  came here to engage ih mining'and lumbering have-thrown  "aside everything and settled'on the banks "of the lakes and  rivers, and are' growing-fruit, ''fhe climate is excellent, the  la.es and streams never freeze in winter and the.summer is  lovely. Ail kinds of fruit; grow' in' abundance���apples, pears,  .herries, plums, peaches;- grapes and-small, fruits. We are  close to good markets, and'10 acres in fruit'-'culture here will  yield $2,500 -per year. We are on-the diiect line to the Nortu-  West Territories, being much nearer than any other fruit  district, and will always have that market.  1 We have in Nelson an Agricultural Society, a Farmers'  Institute and a Fruit Growers' Association, and -you will find  on the opposite page a view of the" fruit table at tbe N*e'son  Fair of 1904. These are all individual plates from the different  fruit-growers around Nelson, and were" pronounced'by.'the  judges to be the best exhibit in the Province.of British  Columbia for last year. -Any other information in reference to  these lands will be cheerfully given.  IMPROVED.- FAP MS.  115 acres on Kootenay River, t mile from station, which is  ti miles west of Nelson ; 40 acres plowed. 30 acres .more partly  cleared, 300 apple trees. 20 acres in hay land. House and  out-buildings of all kinds'. Fine' land and all perfectly level.  Sandy loam with clay subsoil.    Price, $7,000 Cash.  50 acres adjoining-the above place, lying between the  railway and the river. Good fences, 15 acres under cultivation,  set out. in frjuvt trees of good varieties, 20 acres more can  be plowed first season. No- better place in the Kootenay.  Price, $100 per acre.  20 acres, 5 of which are cleared and ready to plow, 5 acres  more all cleared except the stumps, in good locality on the  river.    Price $50 per acre.  15 acres adjoining the above. This land is worth double  the price.asked, $35 per acre.  iSo acres, 13 miles east of Nelson, on Kootenay Lake.  * Railway runs through' the property, also boat landing for the  lake steamer; 9 acres cleared, 50 more almost cleared ; good  sized creek running through the property, 2-story frame house  20x24, iox 20; 60 acres can be set' out iu fruit trees first  season; excellent location. Price $4,200, or will sell in 40  acre lots at $25 per acre.  51 acres on Slocan River, lying between the 'railway and  the river.    LeveL land, good soil.    Price $550. ���   ���  300 acresextra quality, fronting on Slocan River.  C. P. R.  runs through the property, good'house and out-buildings, 10  acres under cultivation, 60 acres nearly cleared,, good .springs  .and plenty of water.    Price, $3,750. "-, ^ '"  143 acres (known as Roberts' ranch), situated on the lake  shore 3" miles east of Nelson. Good drive along the lake  shore, 35 acres under cultivation, 5 acres of strawberries, 10,000  raspberry bushes, 200 gooseberry bushes, 150 currant bushes,  30 grape vines, 500" apple trees, 200 peach trees,  100 pear trees, 120 cherry trees, 150 plum trees, 30 rose  bushes, and lilacs in front yard. Large frame house with hot  and cold water in rooms, bath room, and bam 24 x 20. wagon  and woodshed, 38 x 40, chicken house, pig pens, ice house ;  ruuning stream through the place. Will produce $2,500 this  year.    Price, $8,500.    Half cash, balance on time.  _4>_ acre block fronting Jon Kootenay Lake, two miles  from Nelson. All good land, never failing spring, creek  running through the property. No improvements done on the  place, and can be purchased for $750. This is only half a mile  from the celebrated wine ranch. The product of two trees on  the wine ranch netted the owner $40 last summer.  30 acres near Slocan Junction, fronting on Slocan River  and Canadian Pacific Railway. Level land,.easily cleared-  Price, $25 per acre. -J  2$ acres excellent land fronting on the railway at Thrums  aiding. Good, bearing orchard? both ?Mp*- Price, $35 per acre. J  . 30 acres near..Nelson ; 7 acres under cultivation in .large  and small fruits, balance easily "cleared '; 5-rooiucd,: cottage,  woodshed and hen house. Will produce $1,000 at. present  time. Product of two cherry trees sold for $-iro in ig.>4.  Running water through the place all the year round, 40 feet  lake frontage; 10 minutes from street car terminus. Price,  $4006. ''       "    - ���'    " .   :-  '��� 12-roomed'house and verandah, chicken house and_\vooi-  shed, running water^ 7 acres'frontingvOn lake opposite" Nelson,  soilexcellent, creek ���riyni.ing' down through property. .Price,  $2,500.   '    '  '-   147 acres, 5 miles from Nelson, jiij." of a mile from railway;  3  acres cleared,  2 acres  in   fruit  trees, good .water ^running-.  through the place the year round ; 30 acres can be'cleared and  plowed at a"cost'of $15  per-acre.    Price, $900.    This is a  snap. - ��� _.        -'  40 acres, 6 miles east of Nelson along- Kootenay Lake ; 3  acres cleared, good log "house, level, and plenty of water;  considered one of the best' 40-acre lots in the neighborhood,  schoolhouse half mile distant, desirable "neighbors. Price,  $1500. Terms to suit. This is a. good buy, and the adjoining  40 acres are also for sale at $1000. This land u-illsell at $too  per acre within two years.    , , ~  LANDS~ON EAST- SIDEA3F_KOOTENAY~3_7_KE:"  The following lands are located al or near  the   town  ot^  Creston, B. C, which is situated on the east side of Kootenay  Lake ,and along the C: P. R. :  ��� Lot 4. 27 acres, 17 acres cleared, 5 acres of which is  leased to a sawmill for $50 per annum, 10 acies set out with  good nursery stock, consisting of apples, plums, pears, cherries,  prunes and peaches, 700 trees in all ; well fenced, only 200  feet from railway,station and joining the .towusite of Creston.  Price; $100 per acre.  Lot 8. 40 acres, nice and level, lying along railway, clay  loam, 2 acres partly cleared.    Price, $20 per acre.  Lot 9. 25 acres close to C. P. R., j-Cmile from town,  covered with small timber...   Price, $20 per acre.  Lot "13. 14 acres along railway track. Black loam and  clay bottom, gently sloping to the south.    Wiil sell for $200.  -Lot;-. 114." 31 acres-on railway, rolling bench and level  land. . Price, $250.  "'��� Lot'25. 40 acres level land, ��� clay loam covered with  small timber. An excellent place ; 1 mile from depot. Price,  $700.  Lot 19 and 32. 7,1 acre? bench land; clay loam, nice soil  to work, good spring.    Price, $400.  ��� Lot 22.- 40 acres, rolling ground, two streams of good water  and some swamp land on this place. Will sell at a bargain.  Price $ro per acre.  Lot 2. 40 acres level- land, clay loam covered with small  timber, J. mile from Creston station; water on the rear of the  place. This is an excellent place for a good fruit farm, close to  schools, post-office, stores, etc. Price only $700. Will be  worth double that amount in one year, if some improvements  are done on it.  160 acres. N. W. % section 8, block 812. This quarter  section is covered with timber, has running water .all the year  round, good clay soil, level, and is free from stones, two miles  from Kootenay Lake and six miles from Creston, three miles  from Port Hill, a town on the American side. Good neighbors,  and a farm on the next section has grown two crops ot timothy"  each year. .This aud the adjoining quarter section, containing  320 acres in all, can be purchased at$8.50 per acre.  S. W. % section 9, 160 acres.    Price, $8.50 per acre.  ��� S. E. ^section 9. 160 acres. Price, $8.50 per acre.  This is heavily timbered land, but good soil, heavy clay loam  aud free from stones.  S. E. % section 17. 160 acres is covered w.ith heavy timber,  two acres partly cleared good land .and'well, watered. Price,  $8.50 per acre..  Lot 662. 240 acres, 30 acres under cultivation, 60 acres  cleared, good house and outbuilding, 3 miles from the village of  Port HUl, 7 miles from Creston.    Price,$5, 600.  EXPERT TESTIMONY.  The following letter was written by Mr. James Johnstone,  to the District Land Agent ofthe Canadian Pacific Railway at  Nelson, B: C. : "_ �����-:.- ^ -_  -���.-...       " Nelson, Jan. 15th,-1904.  " Dear Sir,���With; reference "to,3'our request-that I should  state my experience and give my-opinion, of-the advantages of  fruit-growing in the Kootenay,Lake district, I may .say that I  consider the' conditions here the most perfect for fruit-culture  on the continent.        "       -���-' -'.*���  ''I have been interested in fruit-grpvung in various parts  ^of.Canada and the Un-ited States during the past, twenty yeqrs,  and until "Coming to Nelson in 1*901-, I had found the climate of  "the Allegheny mountaitis-ot \Ves_t Virginia, the' most suitable  for-tlie production of small, fruits..- The shores oi Lake -Erie  ancl Ontario and the vallev of "the St. l.awrejice from Lake  Ontario to ilohlfeal; I considered the bast for tlie production of  apples, and the shore of Lake Ontario irom Niagara to Toronto  I believed to be tbe finest peach section in America.  "Fruit-growing iu the Kootenays is in its infancy, as  mining was the first attraction. _\Vithin the past two"years,  however, we have shown that we can produce as fine apples  "lieFe'liiriiT Tny^pTfrtrof "Ontario^ o"r_iir the"_Northern~Statesr  Peach'es are also grown here to perfection, and I feel quite  confident in asserting that the quality 'of the small fruit*  produced, such as raspbenies, currants, gooseberries, strawberries aud black currants, are superior lo any produced  elsewhere on this continent ; in fact,-the Southern States, such"  as Virginia, Tennessee aud Georgia, will not compare with this  section in the production.of these fruits. The quality and size  here is far superior aud the yield per acre is at least double  that of anything I ever saw or succeeded in producing during a  ten years' residence in these States. - One average gooseberry^  bush in my Nelson garden bears finer ftuit and as much" of it  as six of my best bushes did iu West Virginia, and my West'  Virginia garden excelled in the production of gooseberries for  lhat country. I find that I can grow such vegetables as sweet  corn and tomatoes just as well as I could in Virginia. We can  grow potatoes to perfection, and the ' Champion of England'  aud ' Ne plus "Ultra' peas reach a height of eight feet iu my  garden.".���_' have not found irrigation necessary, and this adds  much to the superior quality of all our fruit.  '' From a commercial standpoint, the Kootena}' Lake fruitgrower has a great natural advantage. The prosperous mining  towns in his midst give him a good local market, and this is  the nearest fruit disirict to tbe Northwest territories and Manitoba,.where the finest grain is produced, but-where fruit cannot  be grown to advantage. The transportation companies are  willing to assist the fruit-growers' association at all times to  place the fruit in the consumers'hands, in the best possible  condition. The fruit-grower will find here an ideal home. The  climate, as you know, is perfect, the soil very rich and productive, aud the market the best. '-'-He'will'be surrounded by  beautiful scenery, and the shooting and fishing is the best to  be found anywhere. I have no. land to��� sell or other.axe to  grind, but simply state facts as "J- have found them. During  my professional'career as a railway construction engineer, and  mine manager, I have had occasion to live in many sections of  this continent, and have traveled many times from the Atlantic  to the Pacific and from Florida to the Far North. Whether I  have been in Europe or America I have always had my garden,  and fruit-growing has been my hobb}'. but nowhere in my experience have I had such splendid results as in my garden and  orchard in Nelson. After leaving my Scotch University, and  before I bad seen British Columbia, I visited Great Britain  twelve times, and was always sorry to leave her shores, and  thought my native land the best place to live in when surrounded by wealth and connection. I still enjoy a pleasant  visit there, but British Columbia will in the future be my home  iu poverty or wealth.    Yours very truly,  _r" " :*. Jas. Johnstone,  President Nelson Agricultural and Industrial Ass'n.  /The following, letter; - written -by the President 'of the  Kooteuay Fruit Growers' Association, speaks for itself:- ,   -   -  ���   ��� 1    ��� ���.���     - ".Nelson, January 16,-1905.  " Hon. J. H. Turner, Agent-General for British Columbia,  London���Dear Sir :   Tbe undersigned have been appointed by  the Nelson Boatd-of Trade to bring to' your notice-the great  opportunities  which'the Kootenf.is aflbid for, fruit  growing.  Until r within   the   past   tjvo   ye-ir^   the   Nelson   district   was  "colisiclered a mining sectioironly.'   Au Agiicultural Association  -Was   tormed,- however, and   at  our 'exhibition   ot   fruit last  September the local  fruits, such as apples and pears, proved  superior to tlie exhibit sent from the well known Okanagan  .district.   -Eighteen months ago-Mr. Honsberger,  one of the  most energetic arid well informed fruit ranchers in tlie Okanagan  came here and, after inspecting local orchards, he stated that he  -believed the Nelson district would produce the finest quality of  fruit in . British Columbia.      As a proof of his   opinion, he  purchased several hundred acres of land which-he has improved  and planted in fi nit trees.      This gentleman brought a large  exhibit from his Okanagan orchard to the Nelson fair and stated  that he was really ashamed to place his fruit beside thc Local  fruit.  ".The. British Columbia Fiuit Grower's Association held  its annual meeting at "Nelson" last^'ear^aud'ttfeothcers^impressed-  upon us the gieal value of having a man coming among us like  Mr. Honsberger, whom they considered one of the best fruit  men "in British' Columbia.  " Processor Mills, of Guelph Agricultural College, was  delighted with what he saw here last fall and stated that nowhere  had he ever seen finer fruit. He believed that we produced  ���fruit of a quality unexcelled even in the famous Niagara district  of Ontario. We send under separate cpver {j photograph of the  fruit tables of Nelson Fair, 1904, and we trust that, you will in  fufure recommend our disirict as a field for thc Biitish fruit  growers. The district has great natural advantages, water is  abundant for ~irrigation, our beautiful lake being fed by  innumerable streams. . ,   -  "After the young trees have been planted two-years no  irrigation i^needed ancl this insures a superior fruit iu both  flavor and shipping quality.  " We are the nearest fruit-growing section to the great  Northwest Territories and Manitoba where, owing to climatic  conditions, fiuit cannot be grown and where a large, growing  market with the highest prices, will always be ours, Nelson  strawberries bringing the highest price in Winnipeg.  " As to the production of small, fruits, suchassirawbcrr-ps,  raspberries, currants and gooseberries, it is evident U at. in  abundance of production our climate excels all other?. AU  fruit-growers who have had experience iu Ontario, New York,  Virginia or the Southern States and also in Europe, assert that  the production per plant or bush here is far in excess of any  country in their experience. As an illustration" of the rapid  growth of this industry practically all the fruit consumed in  Nelson three years ago came from the State of Washington.  Last year the local growers shipped out strawberries alone to  the amount of about $8000 and marketed_a magnificent crop ot  apples, pears, cherries, plums and other fruits. Several varieties  of fruits, such as the Royal Arm. cherry, which^do not succeed  elsewhere except under specially favorable conditions of soil  and climate are grown here to perfection. Tomatoes, corn and  grapes are produced here equal to any in the Southern States  and, as you know, the climate here is most perfect to live in at  all seasons of the year. A large amount of available laud can  be found all along the lake shore and inteuain,; settlers can  purchase partly improved land at prices-varying from $15  upwards per acre, 01 unimproved land at much lower prices.  The lake shore fruit-grower has a great advantage, the  daily steamers.'* taking his fruit direct from the orchard to  the market, without having to be carried over .rough and dusty  roads.  " Trusting that tbis information may lead to your inducing  desirable parties to come to our section."

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