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The Economist Apr 29, 1905

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 _���*%  Z.&M&,  ���jAtfJWVg  ���^l  > ' WM. R. HEARST: "I have seen tho  . most beautiful lattes. in Italy and Switzer-  % rand, and iill'ttiose lovely spots; but I have  > never s=eenaiiythiii_. fin_i- than the Kootc-  �� nay lalto aiidthe Arrow lakes. We hod.a  X dellglitlul time there.   Th is wa s my first  > trip tluou_.li (.here." j'.c��  ^  /WV*>VNf^A��^A*r->.AiAA/rfVV  i  i  VOLUME  VIII.  Provincial Library  > PROP. M1LI.8 has never iee_ anything   -  > finer tnsn the fiuit of Nelson district. -H��  1 ;d :   "I dldo'tiee tbecberrlea or raip-  les or gooseberries, but lr they com-  with thc apples, pears and plurcs,  > l ou have here a fruit country unsurpasfec.  > by anything hi the Dominion."  f ,  l_i  '.     'r_B  NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 19C5.  NUMBEB^S^  GLASGOW   AND   CIVIC   OWNERSHIP.  .  James Willock, for twelve years a  member of the   Glasgow city council  .  and about to roturn for re-election in  November, addressed an open meeting  at   Ottawa  last   week,   on   a  subject  which has been liis life study, namely,  tho Municipal   Government of Glas-  . gow,  his native city.     Mr.   "Willock  started by telling his hearers that the  people "f "Glasgow do pay rates and  the average citizen thinks them ,too  ^ high, but .if they get value for their  money they are satisfied,     jf the city  "{ is to haye great accomodatiops it must  % pay'for them.   The speaker then gave  -��� the history of the work of-the councils  " in getting .the ownership of se.veral  '.franchises.     The first waa the water  -   supply in . 1S55.     Formerly tlie" water'  r was taken from tbe Clyde and was  -' very impure,-.so-much", so, tbatrpure  water was sold on I he. streets of the  city in buckets. '   Iff that year.it .waa'  decided to  bring   (lie. water  from' a  mountain lake. 321 miles distant and  since then Lqch Katrine has furnished  *" tlie city of Glasgow, 'the lake being  high enough to raise the water by gravitation to the-highest buildings'in the  city.    The speaker' then claimed the  water supply \yils the best in tlie world  in every respect.   The water rates were  also greatlv decreased- and now it was  furnished at about S shillings a year to  a family paying ��4 rent, for it is to be  remembered all the taxes'are-levied on  the amount of tlie rent. "At the present  time 110 million gallo.nsare taken from  the lake daily and the debt against tbe  works is being yearly- lesseiied.  The gas works wcrcthen taken over,  and where formerly 1,000 cubic feel of  gas cost five shillings, it' is now supplied for a.bout two shillings and  six  - ponce...  The "area supplied withgas in  "tliat city is abouMGx22 miles, has-250,-  THINGS TALKED OF DURING THE WEEK IN NELSON.  000 consumers, and is yearly adding to  its sinking fund. The price of gas being governed by the cost of coal.  The next municipal work referred to  was the street cars. The first tramways were owned and run by a company for 22 years. The city council  decided then to take over the road and  as it and the comyany could not come  to terms about tbe cars, etc., the city  furnished its' own cars.and men without'any delay in the service. There is  now 160 miles of track and last year its  receipts were~��653,119. "_ The rates are  I'milel cent, 2} miles 5 cents, and so  6n. -? He explained bow this fare was  collected without any difficulty or misunderstandings.  Tbe-latest undertaking-is that".- of  -municipal telephones.. The National  Telephone company, which :_is very  strong, was unopposed' andJcharged  higher rates than the council thought  -_, '     "   " - j**  necessary. The city telephone has reduced tbe price one-half.  The cleansing of -the city is one also  directly under thecity officials. Forty-  nine.per cent, of the refuse of the city  is sold tofarnie.rs for,fertilizing, from  which nearly ��35.000 is received. The  rest is used to level up farms which the  city lias bought and whose value it  greatly increases by this improvement.  The lecturer then, told of>the change  which had lately come oyer the appearance of. the city.* . The old .harrow  streetsi had_.been widened and* and a  building' made, for a market -oh the  sides of which the city erected a build,  ing which is leased. ;, It also has four  large lodging houses at which the poor  can rent beds. '���' He explained the  excellent manner'* in. which these  were -conducted and- the happy  change they were from the former unhealthy rooms."  FRUITGROWING IN BRITISH COLUMBIA  ' British Columbia will be the great  horticultural province of the Dominion. Fruit trees bear .here when .quite  young. There are no killing frosts  nor great extremes of frost and fruit  grows constant/y. These facts will ultimately result in the utilization of  every available acre of fruit land and  give to British Columbia absolute con"-  "trof of tlTc'"fi^it_^iarket east to Lake  Superior. This is the logical sequence  of'unerring law. As this fact becomes  belter'and more widely known, our  land will increase in value. The price  demanded'for first-class fruit lauds al-  - wajs seems excessive to strangers, but  they soon learn that there are few safer  investmeli ts.  .As many are yet planting out fruit  trees, it will be' well for them tore-  member the essential soil qualities,  which are : .First, the hard pan must  be'down at" least two feet below the  surface; it should be of a clay sandy  loam, volcanic ash or approachiug  those qualities as much as possible;  third, the ground should have'' natural  or artificial under drainage, that is it  should not be stagnant with water";  fourth, the ground should be thoroughly pulverized before planting to a  depth of at least twelve inches, either  by tiie use of plow and subsoil plow, or  with the spade. If a large field is  planted, dead furrows can be made  lengthwise ant! across in straight rows  so trees can be planted at the centre of  crossings.  different samples from the same-plot  show nearly as much variation as samples from different plots. In general  it seems that au abundance of potash  has a tendency to^ produce fruit with  slightly less sugar and more acid ; and  phosphoric acid a tendency to sweeten,  while nitrogen produces luxuriant  growth. _ ;  The visit to Nelson last Saturday of  Thomas G. Earle, of Lytton, and Ma-  for Edwards, the Ontario horticulturist, was an .interesting event. Mr.  Earle is the most extensive fruit  grower in the Province, and was able  to give the new beginners in Nelson -district the benefit of his forty  -years' experience as a fruit grower.  During the day, with Major Edwards,  Mr. Earle gave practical illustrations  of pruning, grafting, etc., and in the  evening at the Success Club rooms  both gentlemen delivered highly interesting discourses as' to the most improved methods of fruit production.  They gave advice as to the best varieties to - be grown, and especially  warned the "intending fruit grower  against too many varieties. -Both addresses were exceedingly interesting,  and fruit growers in and around Nelson now know a whole lot more about  horticulture than ever they did before.  Aid. Annable extended the welcome  ofthe citizens to the visitors, while  George Fleming presided and Thomas  Morley acted as secretary, of the meeting. ���  Growers' Association and the Farmers'  Institute in advertising thia district as  a great fruit growing country."  Whoever it is that arranges the time  schedule' for the tramcars should be  presented with a medal. For the first  three days of tbe week It was impossible to tell what time the cars were  running on, and as a result many ac-  customed'to using the cars preferred  walking. -It was not an unuxual thing  for the Fairview passengers to be compelled to wait three-quarters of an hour,  and then have to .walk. The change  from the forty minute service has resulted j_stas~TH_ Economist said it  would���in confusion.     -It would, be  very much better, to return to the old  i  service and refrain from making more  changes. , .  1  Tiie Economist has been handed  for publication tbe following resolution,  which was unanimously adopted at a  recen. meeting of the Kootenay Fruit  Growers' Association:  "Realizing the great movement on  hand at the present time of Eastern  parties in search ot fruit and farming  lands, and as we( have in this.district  about 50,000 acres' of land suitable for  that purpose, and as it has been demonstrated that the fruit grown on' file  lands along: the Kootenay.River and.  Lake is unequalled ih qu'ality and  quantity of all. fruits that oan be pro-,  ducedin British Columbia, be it  "Resolved that we ask the citizens  in general, tlie Board of Trade, the  Kootenay Tourist Association and the  Press to assist   the  Kootenay  Fruit  It is universally conceded that Hon.  Robert-F. Green Is the most efficient  officer who has ever, occupied the position of Chief Commissioner of Lands  and Works. During the recent session  be had many opportunities to show  bis- familiarity with the details of his  office, and it is worth while noting  that his department successfully withstood all the onslaughts of the Opposition. Tbis is particularly pleasing to  the residents of the Kootenays, for it  must he admitted that this district bas  always found a warm friend aud supporter in Mr. R.'F. Green.  Chief Sargerit of the tire brigade congratulates himself upon'having one of  the .best volunteer fire departments iu  Canada. It wiil be well if the public  is now relieved-from further trouble  about that depart open t.      ;   . .-_  The attention of The Economist  bas been, drawn to the Tact that there  are several brush heaps ih the neighborhood of the agricultural building  tbat might easily be,ignited and result in a dangerous fire during the hot  weather. Bays are playing in that  neighborhood all the time, and might  in a spirit of mischief set fire to some  of the brush. It would be well to have  the brush cleared away before it is too  late.  There will be a comedy company at  the Opera House on the evening _qJ  May 10.  The well attended practices practices  of the Rose Maiden by tbe members of  the Nelson Choral Society give assuij.  ance of a finished performance on the  10th of May. At the last practice a  new piece of work was undertaken for  the first time. A four-part chorus,  ''The Caravan," by Ciro- Pinsuti,  which is to be performed during the  firstpart of the programme, was practiced. There will be some other numbers in the first part, and the "Rose  Maiden" will constitute tbe second  part of thc evening's entertainment  and conclude the programme. The orchestra promises to be unusually good,  and is working conscientiously.   "  . There has been onsiderable movement during the week in fruit lands.  In the early part of the week, .J. E.  Amiable disposed of four small'blocks  in the neighborhohood of Crawford  Bay, aud he has now three or four  small deals under way for blocks in  tbe same district.  W. A. Macdonald, K. C, and Mrs.  Macdonald visited the coast this week.  Mr. Macdonald returned Thursday  evening, but Mrs. Macdonald will remain at Vancouver for some time visiting friends.  Alf. Bird left for. Calgary, this, morning, and will be absent for a couple of  weeks.  Last week   Sandon   mines shipped  223 tons of lead ore and 33 tons of zinc.  T  STEANGE PAYMENTS MADE BY THE BANK OF ENGLAND  J  Numerous tests have been made to  see what effect n .variation in the  amount of-different elements of fertilizer would have upon the qualities of  the fruit. The difference is much less  than was thought it would be; indeed  ' -A prominent writer on, the fruit in  dustry says, that the coming fruit  grower is on the way. He is the new  school fruit grower; he is cutting  loose from old waj-s, such as were  brought from the older settled coun-  tiiesof Europe. He is; adopting and  bringing forth new ideas; he has*the  courage of his convictions. No more  ''same old thing"_-for .him. He reads  the books and papers on horticulture���  every sensible man does, and he is a  sensible man���but he sees plaiuly that  "books" are written from ono man's  point of view aud are not adapted to  his special location.  The coming fruit -grower will he a  man who thinks. In many instances  he thinks now, because at one time in  his life lie was & merchant. That force  of thought which gave him success in  mercantile life he now-applies to tree  growing and fruit producing. He  proves to "his neighbor who does not  think that thought isa profitable thing  in fruit raising, just the same as it was  in keeping store.  It will not be long before the coming  fruit grower will devote his entire  thought and energy to raising one  kind of fruit. He will pursue special  lines like the successful dairyman,  horse raiser, hog raiser and the poultry  fancier.' There will be no "scrubs" in  his orchard; bis .trees, will all look  thrifty, and he will see to it they are  kept so. He will help those up that  get behind.    ,  On one occasion the Bauk of England had presented to it for payment aj  hard ball of paper.  It was a ��5 note which had been  given by a prominent artist to his  sisterfor pajrment of abill.    -"  The young woman had placed it in  tbe pocket of her dress and promptly  forgot it till the same dress made its return "from thelaundry.  Washing, starching and ironing had  not improved the bank note's appearance, but when the ball of paper was  carefully unrolled there was sufficient  to see that it had been a hank note, and  the bank paid the money without hesitation, say^Pearson's Weekly.  More than once the Bank of England has paid twice for one bank note.  On one occasion they lost in this way  ��30.000.  It happened that one ofthe directors,  desirous of purchasing an estate, drew  from tbe bank a single note for the  amount mentioned. This, on returning home he placed on the mantelpiece, when, immediately on doing so,  he was called from the room.  A few moments later he came into  the room again, but alas ! the note had  mysteriously disappeared. To the director's mind there seemed little doubt  that tbe valuable piece of paper had  fallen into the fire. Robbery was out  ofthe question, for no one had entered  the room.  His colleagues at the bank, believing this story, gave him a second note  on the understanding that the first, if  found, should be returned.  Thirty years afterward, when the  Director bad been dead a considerable  time, a stranger presented tbe missing  note.  Beiug payable to bearer, the bauk  could not avoid their obligation, and  tbey bad to be the losers of the sum. It  was learned afterward_ that a_huilder.  had bought the banker's bouse, and in  the course of demolition had discovered  the note hidden in a crevice of the  chimney.  How a bank note once saved a man's  life is a most romantic story.  , In the ordinary course of business  many years ago a Bank of England  note���now in possession of a famous  collector���was paid in a Liverpool merchant's office.  On coming into the hands tif the  cashier he found, while examining it  to discover its genuineness, tbat there  were faint traces of red writing upon  it. The note had been in circulation  for years, and it was only by dint of  extraordinary pains tbat the obliterated  characters were finally deciphered.  This, was tbe message it bore: "If  tbis note sh ould fall into tbe hands of  John Dean of Longhill, near Carisle, he  will learn thereby that his brrther is  languishing a prisoner in Algiers'"  Mr. Dean was communicated with,  and he appealed to the Government to  endeavor to obtain his brother's release  from captivity.  Interesting themselves warmly in  the matter, tbe Prime Minister and  the joint Foreign Secretaries after the  most arduous and determined inquiries,  learned tbat the unhappy prisoner,  who had traced the above sentence  with a splinter dipped, in his own  blood, had been a slave to the Dey of  Algiers for about eleven years.  Eventually, the Government succeeded in ransoming Mr. Dean from  the Dey, but the poor fellow had endured so muclrprivation and hardship  while working in the galleys that he  lived but a short time after his freedom.  An elderly couple living in Paris  have .recently met with a sad-misfortune. Inside a dilapidated old batbox,  which the-most experienced burglar  might have ignored, they had placed  their entire fortune���a sheaf of banknotes, amounting to over ��5,000.  Periodically either the husband or  wife opened the box and eounted the  notes to see tbat tbeir wealth was still  intact.  Imagine their surprise when, on going to it the other day, not a single  note was to be found���only a little  hrap of dust.  Rats had entered the box and devoured every scrap of the precious paper.  More fortunate was au old Belgium  Deasant woman, although at first she  was thrown into just as hopeless despair. She had laid on the grass a  jacket containing bank notes worth  ��48 altogether, and then set about ber  work in the fields accompanied Dy her  pet goat.  To her horror she suddenly caught  sight of the goat munching something  that looked like her precious fortune.  Examination proved her surmise  to be true. The goat had been browsing on her bank notes.  That same evening' the pet was  killed and the chewed paper removed  from its stomach. It looked a sorry  mess, but tbe old woman lost no time  in submitting it to the National Bank  at Belgium, which, after verifying the  facts and proving by chemical analysis  tbat the paper bad been/ cotes issued  by them, paid the woman the ��48.  AGITATION AGAINST THE MONGOLIANS  The EcoNOsriST believes in the exclusion of Mongolians from every class  of work that can be performed' by  white people; it believes that the  Chinese are now aud have been since  tbe first day they landed here bf-.en a  great detriment to the Province; it  realizes tbat in the general employment of Mongolians community interest is completely negatived, but this  paper does not endorse the proposal to  deprive any one industry of their inalienable right to employ any quality  or class of labor available, any more  than that industry should be prevented  frsiu purchasing a special make of  labor-saving machinery. This paper  will even go further aud say that if it  suited Mayor Houston to employ a  Chinamen as a gardener, .or S. 8 Taylor, K. C, and William Blakemore to  engage Chinese servants, that they are  perfectly within their rights in so doing, although not altogether consistent  in precipitating an agitation against  tbe much despised cheap labor of the  Mongolian. It may be tbat the Kootenay Shingle Company , bas broken  faith with its former employees, and if  it hasdoneso, the aid of the law should  be invoked to punish the Company for  so doing, or make it live up to its contract, but so far as employing Chinamen or Japs to work inthe mill is concerned, the Kootenay Shingle Company only avails itself of the rights to  engage whatever labor suits their pur-  poseibest, as does Messrs. Houston, iu  selecting a gardener, and Taylor and  Blakemore in their choice of domestic  servants. In the case of Mr. Deane,'  another of the anti-Chinese agitators,  it cannot be said that his position is  inconsistent with his practices. He  docs-n6texpre_3T_ preference for cheap'  labor in any capacity, and so far as  The Economist is aware bis action  has been uniformly consistent with  his professions.  The driving out of the Chinese and  Japs from the mill at Salmo will only  congest some other branch of the labor  market, perhaps make Chinese servants  cheaper. , So far as having any perceptible effect on supply and demand,  or excluding them altogether from'the  Province, it is not likely that any of  the speakers at the meeting last Wednesday evening would attempt to dispute.  But after all, ij. was not so much a  question-of-the-employ ment of Mon'--  golian labor by the Kooteuay Shingle  Company, as it was the opportunity of  making capital against the Crovincial  Government, that concerned the agitators. And here again they were at  fault. The McBride Government has  shown that it is hostile to tbe Mongolians, but it would have been notoriously derelict in its duty bad the Attorney-General's department refused  to grant police protection when the request waB made. If that demand had  not been responded to, aud a serious  breach of the peace had taken place,  in what way could the Government  hnve justified Its neglect of duty? Tbe  Chinamen have paid their $500 tax,  und ure entitled to protection, and are  perfectly within tbeir rights in demanding tbat protection when they  feel that tbey are likely to be interfered with in the lawful performance  of their duties, and while existing conditions prevail they will continue in  the Aill enjoyment of that right. Tbe  laws of the country make no distinction between the white population and  tbe Mongolians in this respect, and ft  remains with the Government to see  that the laws are duly enforced. It is  simply ridiculous that any class nf  men should attempt to deprive them of  the rights they enjoy under tbe laws,  and tbe reckless assertions made by  tbe speakers can only be accounted for  by their evident desire to create a" false  impression against the Government.  As to whether tbe presence'of Chinese in this Province are a benefit or a.  harm there can be only one opinion.  Tbey have no families to maintain and  consequently they can work for wages  far below the sustaining point for the  white man who has a family to keep.  Tbey send tbeir money out of the  country, and consume but little of- the  white man's product. Their mode.of  living is a menace .to the well-  being of the community, and  their morals are of" the most  depraved character. It is a notorious fact tbat tbe majority of the  opium fiends on the coast can trace  their first indulgence, in the seductive  drugto tbe presence of Chinese servants. In every city on the coast with  a large Chinese population their presence has created a bad- influence, and  no doubt' careful - investigation would  show the same baneful results in Nelson. ' No sane man will leave his children alone in his house foran nour with .  aCbiriatnan, and yet"JthVre"rare" some  who will argue that tbe Chinese are a  blessing to the country. The great'  question is how to get rid bf them.  "Hot air" exhibitions like tbat which  took place at the Success Club rooms  Wednesday evening are not going to  improve tbe situation. But a decided  step towards Chinese exclusion would  be taken if every man in this Provinco  would agree not to employ tbe Chinaman in any capacity or to deal with  any one who did. When tbe people  themselves make it unpopular to employ the Chinese, and this sentiment  becomes general, it will not be Ionic  until there will be no more "yellow  peril." ���But jusTas Jong as there are  men who will engage Chinese labor as'  servants or otherwise iu preference to��.  white men, so long will the "Heathen  Chinee" be with us, und those who  find it to their advantage to profit' by  bis cheap labor will do so. If instead'  of a large Chinese populationrBriUsh  Columbia, bad white laborers, times  would be better than they are now.  The other Provinces in the Dominion  seem to be able to get along without  Chinamen, why cannot British Columbia do the-same thing? Now  would be a good time to take up the  agitation, but first let the ag ita tow dispense with their Chinese servants.  There will then be some consisteucy.  m their agitation.  THE  SUCCESS CLUB ENTERTAINMENT.  The entertainment to be given under  the auspices of the Success Club next  Monday evening will be something  different from the concerts seen in the  past in Nelson. This will take the  form of Mny Day Festival, and will include the old time English May-pole  dance and i���u crowning of the May  Queen. Miss' Wilkinson has been  chosen the May Queen, and she will  be attended by her court at tlie crowning ou Monday evening. The dance  will be given by twelve little girls, who  have been practicing for the event for  sometime. The following is the programme, as arranged: Parti���Overture, Orchestra; song, "May, Go Up."  F. D. Arundel;  song, "Ask Nothing  More," Mrs. M. 8. Davys ; song, "The  Bandolero," P. McL. Forin ; character'  duet, "The Upper Ten and the Lower  Five," E. Mason and J. J. Thompson  song, selected, Mm- H. C. Briggs ; coronation of the May Queen and her  majesty's address. Part II���Dancing  around th�� Mas'Pole, twelve dainty  little maidens; song, selected, Mrs.  Norman Mclnnes; fifteen minutes  with the Minstrels (by request) Edgar  Mason ; song, "Chorus, Gentlemen,"  F. D. Arundel; song, 'O, Softest, of tha  Family,"!. J. Thompson; song, selected, Mrs. H. C. Briggs; Scottish  dance, Mr. Smiley, accompanied by G.  Guun on the pipes ; quartette. H. &-  Bodmer will play theaccompaniment*.  V--  -i*  rr  " -ft  ���Q-  '- ,-> [  -'"'o.r*!  '"rfT  'At.l  '   A'l  <&> I  #' THE NELSON ECONOMIST  IHE NELSON ECONOMIST  Fabllaked every Saturday afternoon nt  i *  /kejton Street. Nelson. B. C.  $1 Per'Hear Strictly in Advance  Advertising rates made knowH on applipn-  llon.  All changes in advo.-tlsb./ients to Insure  lasertlou sliould reach this otTlce not later  than Thursday. 12 o'clock.  WIi.ii change or address Is required, It N  deulrible that both the old addrots and tin-  new be itlvcn.  A-d-lress all coniinunlcutloiis. " I'ubllnln'r  of Tub _Telson Kqonomist. Nelson. H  C.'|  .EDITORIAL COMMENT.  The meeting held in liic Success  Club hall in this city on the evening of Wednesday last for tbe purpose of giving expression to Uip  views of the citizens on the action  of the Kootenay Shingle Company  regarding'the employment of Mongolian labor at Salino and lo take  appropriate  action thereon, cannot  * be characterized as a success iu any  respect. It was felt throughout the  tbe city that there were more politics connected with the inception of  > the meeting than a desire to exclude  Chinese and Japanese labor ; that  tbe occasion was einbiaced as furnishing an excellent cppoitunity.to  give a.slap to the Provincial   Gov-  ' eminent; and many in cor.sequenct  did not attend it who would otherwise  have been glad   to do so, be-  ' cause they did not want fariy politics to be  mixed up with this  mat  ter.   They felt that tbis is cr should  be regarded as primarily and solely  an industrial  question ; and that it  on   this  occasion   was   not   being  treated as such, but was be'ng- man-'  ipulated for political party purposes.  They felt  further tbat the member  cf the Legislature for Nelson   vvas  desirous of placing the member for  Ymir in a false position ;' and that  be regarded himself as having now  the occasion for which he had long  been seeking for this purpose ; that  he was manipulating this feeling to  bis own advantage so that he could  oust  him  at the  next  Provincial  election, and capture for himself thc  Ymir riding, which he  had unsuccessfully  attempted   to  do  at  the  caucus  prior to the  last   election,  leaving or entailing the  succession  to  the representation   of Nelson to  another cc-worker, Mr. Elakemoie.  -���T-he-knowledge--.that-tbe influences  at  the back of this meeting  were  largely political  and not industrial  kept    '  from ''    the      it      niany  . tvho would otherwise have been  present; and kept others  silent who would have given  expression to their views, as  if they had done so their motives  would haye been liable to misinterpretation. ' There were doubtless  some at the meeting who were actuated in their, protest solely by industrial considerations, but such  constituted the smaller and les��  noisy part of those Who were present. When one hears the names of  those who were most in evidence in  connection with ar.d at it���Messrs.  Houston, Blakemore, .Taylor,  Deane, etc.,���he is at uo loss to  kuow the spirit which prompted  the calling of it, aud in which it was  .held ; aiid this all the more readily  and certainly when it is realized  that Mongolian labor is to a considerable extent employed at the saw  mill iu Nelson and that no action in  disapproval of tbis has been taken  'by these same "glad-hand" enthusiasts. While our sympathy is entirely with white labor in this matter, we have no sympathy whatsoever with this manipulation-by poli  ticians of industral conditions for  party purposes.  Much dissatisfaction is expressed  .1 the present mode of inspecting !  imported nursery stock in this,  Province. It is now necessary for  the tiee importer to have his stock  inspected at Vancouver, and this in  many instances results in great inconvenience. Nursery stock from  the east bas to be shipped to Vancouver, and tiiere undergo inspection. This necessitates delay, and  very often the stock is held up for  several days, whereas if the ins pec-  tion took place at some point east  of here or at Nelson, the purchaser  could form some idea as to the time  he would get his stock. Something  should be done with regard to this  matter, and that before another  year elapses.  Kootenay Butcher Co  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers In  Camps supplied on shortest  notice aud lowest prices.  Mail orders receive careful  attention.  Nothing but fresh and  wholesome meats and supplies  kept in stock.  ��. C. 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.  Children's Shoes  Some Children's Lines, regular price$t, now 75c.  PRESS COMMENT.  While the deferring of railway  legislation was a 'disappointment to  many, and has dashed the hopes of  all, Premier McBride's reason, that  he would have tio more paper railroads, is a good one, and should  oemmend itself to the people. Had  any bona fide proposition to construct-under conditions favorable to  Jthe country been advanced, it  would undoubtedly have been  taken up by tbe Government.���  Cumberland News.    -  ASTER HOLIDAY  EXCURSION RATES-  Fare and One-third  RETURX.  To und from and from all points In Canada  west of rt. Arthur.  Here is a sample of how rural  telephones help . the . farmer : A  farmer living between Smith Center  and Lebanon 'phoned Lebanon and  asked what the merchants were paying for eggs. He then 'phoned  Smith ^Center arid found that its  merchants were paying two cents  more a dozen. That was at noon.  After three hours he marketed his  eggs at Smith Center, making  enough over the Lebanon price to  pay l'or his telephone for a year.���  Kansas City Journal.  Selling Dates : April 10. 20,21, 22.   Good* to  return April SSlli. ���_  For reservations and tickets, apply lo local  agents, or write to  J. S. CARTER,  Dlst.l'ass. Agt.,  Nelson.  E. J. COYLE.  A.G. P. A.  - Vancouver  Special  L'ne of Miners' Hand  Made  Boots, regular price $6 ; now  $4.50.    Another line.'regular price $5; now $3.50.  FOR SALE.  1000 acres of choicest fruit arid farm land for sale at head of Crawford  Bay. Prices ranging from $10 per acre upwards. Will subdivide into  blocks of from 20 acres upwards to suit purchasers. Plenty of water.  Wagon road through property. Fine timber aud mining country in immediate proximity.  These are the Best Lands in the Kootenays.  Also a few improved fruit ranches on Kootenay Outlet between  Procter and Nelson.    These are dividend payers. *  Fire and Accident Insurance.  iners' Hand Made BootsT.G. PROCTER.  V/ARD ST.  NELSON. B. C.  oods Arriving Daily  Remember we carry only the best-makes of Boots  and   Shoes, from  the most popular manufacturers.  cCausland  Baker Street, Nelson, B. C.  +44444444++4444++++44+4++444444444444444+++4444++4441  \  X  T.      - _    .:      -   - (Formerly Clarke House)  t.    The best 81 per day house in Nelson._ ���   None but white help employed    Tli��  ^ '      bar the best. ���  E. FERGUSON & CO.  :   Nelson, B.C.  i The largest exclusively-Wholesale Liquor House in  the interior'  PABST BEER  in Pints and Quarts  Daws-m's "Extra Special" Scotch.    Granda Cigars.  Mitchell's Heather Dew Scotch etc.    Earl of Minto etc.  A full line of imported and domestic Liquors and Wines.  A movement is said to be on foot  to ask certain members of -parliament to_ resign. It would be a good  plan. No important measure  should be permitted to pa s through  pirliament, not having been before  the people at an election, wiihout  the sanction of popular  plebiscite.  Provision should be made, that a  petition by a certain number of  citizens should prevent" the third  reading of a bill, until the opinion  of the people is taken by popular  vote.���Bobcaygeon Independent.  "The rush into the "Similkameen  district still continues, and Grand  Forks is sending its quota of fortune seekers. It is evident that the  announcement by the Great Northern .of its intention' to build there  this summer will give that district  a lively boom ; with its usual inflation of values in" real estate and  mining properties. But when the  country' regains its normal condition, Grand Forks will be the best  and largest city on the V. V. & -E-  railway in the province.���Grand  Forks Sun.  There seems to, have been too.  much taken for granted in the  matter of-.the governorships ofthe  Yukon and British Columbia. Certain qualifications are required in  tlie holders of these offices, apart  from adherence to the. reigning political persuasion, and the advice "of  local patronage committees does not  "go"   invariably -even   with   the  Corner Mill and losephine Sts.  Send Us an Order for .our  Groceries, then Notice  The promptnessof delivery.  The cleanness nnd freshness of Goods.  The full honest measure,,-  '   Tlio quality of wnat you get.  You will find abundant reason for sending  your future otders:        ;  This Week's Specials Are :  1-Mb Boxes or A 1 Cicamery Butter at 27c  per pound.  Silver Spoon'Tca, 50c per pound.  Ilajuh Brand i'inenpple, 25c per tin.  Clarke's llonelesH Chicken, 35c per Uu.  Joy's Cash Grocery  '.IIONE19  Laurier Government, though it is  pre-eminently a patronage dispensing machine. ��� Mr. Wells seems to  have had a preferred claim to the  Yukon, but decided against the five  years' exile involved, and so brought  about the Mclhnes'prospect. This  has .been nourished by the facts,  that Mr. Mclnnes has been regarded  as the winner of the county court  judgeship at Victoria, and that Mr.  Riley, the,most influential .of the  Coast .representatives, clesires .the  judgeship -for another young  barrister. Yukon is out ot  Mr. Riley's jurisdiction, and he  is "indifferent to the result of the  race for- Dawson ; so that it may  well be that .he has not advanced  the^. prospects, of Mr. Mclnnes by  causing .hini-tc euter^the"governorship class!���New Westminster Col-  ���    , , ��� ���>��'.:      ���"-'.*-,'-: ���'   -<*   Oi. -;���        *    -  umbiau.  I' ..-.'i-'V'v.'.o ���-   ���'   '���:���-<! . -i-f  +  ���y+++++++++4+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++999++++++  ;p.  ROPRIETOR  $1 per day and up  ese Employed  AUGUST THOMAS, PROPRIETOR.  rrm _ $1 per  U I LL    No Chin.  CORNER   HALL   AND   VERNON   STREETS,        MCI CAM    D T  TWO BLOCKS FROM WHARF,. ll_L0Ul!|   Di U  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  EAT MERCHANTS  Head Office Nelson, B. C.  Fents&Awnings Made and Repaired  CLOTHES    CLEANED    AND  MEALED  /OVER J. H. WALLACE'S STORE, NELSON*, B. C.     ^  Bra'nch���Markets'- in". Rossland, -Trail,-Nelson,-Kaslo, -Sandon,__Thre  ���       ���   ��� ' Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.  Orders by Mail to any branch will have prompt  and careful attention. " ���-..-���  ��������������������������������������������������<  Canada Permanent  Mortgage Corporation  Straight Mortgages at 8 per cent,  or Monthly Payment System  TAR BAKE  -     ��� * CHOQUETTE BROS., Proprietors.  "Finest Quality of Bread.-   Always Sweet.    Beautiful to Lcok  at.    Delicious to Eat.    Try It.    . ^  J Store: Baker St., between Stanley and Ward. T  AA& II  rug.  BAKER STREET. NELSON, B. C.  photographers I  fi Vancouver and Nelson        jfc  ��sr��M   r   r 5*��  A    _i    A    ,*i    A    ,*,    i*i   -i    ��������    A   A    _i  ����������������������������������������������s��  Hid  At the Auction Mart To-night at-8 o'clock.  Look out for Bargains.  J. Green, Auctioneer  Baker Street  Nelson, B. C.  ��xfbscribe for  !conomist.  Strictly in Advance  E. K. STRACHAN}'  Plumber and Gasfitter  \ Estimates Given  on General Plumbing,  Sewer Connections, Etc.  j.       Baker Street, near Ward  Street, Nelson.  ^ In io-acre blocks, in 20-acre blocks. Improved ranches  ^ J. fL Annable, Nelson, B, C  \  Year W. G. Gl LLE  Builder and  Contractor  Estimates given on stone, brick j - ���  and woodwork. Brick and Lime tor Sale j'&'l  Wv  THE  NELSON  ECONOMI&.  a-V3  .--smi  ^<�����*�����t^^    HWHr^^MffiBSSbggaagi  '** V  9  Fresh Stock of Garden and Flower Seeds and Lawn Grass.  Our New Stock  Comprises all that is   NEW   in coloring and  designs.     Papers suitable for Hall, Parlor   Dining -Room, Bed  room and Bathroom.      .. Prices Lower than ever.  p>  -r 1 *>  ���We. Have a large number of remnants of last year's stock, sufficient  for one Room, at Great BARGAINS  y -  anv's S  ^+^  I ���flHgri9Hqi��gT'ja*aiBKrf^  ^. .^_ia4.iBMagra wwr_ wj-^at-jwiwwBgg^  Literature's' Anticipations- of ���  Science.  07T VraiYJiaterestinj.  boolt might bo  ll     written,  as the  "Spectator"  ob-  <_}o_i    serves, by collecting, together all  the  cases   in 'which' poe��s   and  dramatists and novelists 'have 'anticipated t)he triumphs of later science.   A  correspondent has just called attention  to  such   a  case,  In ���which   he' claims  that  the  Spanish   dramatist  Calderon  uttered ".a/very clear prevision of Mar-  'coni's  -wireless    'telegraphy."      Freely  translated,   the   passage   in -question  reads as follows: "They _ay tha* when  two instruments are properly attuned  together   they   communicate    to   each  other  their .wind-horne  echoes;   touch  the one instrument and the winds excite tts fellow, though none toe near it."  Oalderon's  reference  Is," of  course,  to  the well-known principle o_ resonance,"  and can_scarcelj_l^e used as a prophecy  o"f wireless telegraphy, _ut Jn the writings   of  a  contemporary  of  Calderon  there ls a much closer approximation  to   Marconi's   discovery.     Strada,   the  learned Jesuit historian,  tells us how  two friends canried on  a correspondence "by Uss help of a certain I.oad-  _stone, whioh had such .virtue in it that,  If it itouched two several needles, when  one of the needles so touched began to  move,  the other,  though at  never so  great a distance, moved at tho same  time and in the same manner."   Strada  gods   on  to   describe   how    those   two  friends made a kind   of   "alphabetic  telegraph" ��� a dial-face iwlth the  let-  tens of the alphabet placed around its  edge, and a needle in the center which  could be made 'to point at any of tha  letters at will.   "When _hey were some  hundreds  of   miles   asunder,   each   of  them shut himself up In his closet at  the  time, appointed, and  immediately  cast his eye upon his dial-plate.   If h*  had a mind to write anything to his  friend, he directed his needle to every  letter that formed the .words which ha  had occasion ifor,' making a little pause  at the end of every word or sentence to  avoid  confusion.     The friend,  In  tha  meanwhile, saw his sympathetic needle  moving of itself .to every letter -Which  ���that of his correspondent pointed" at  By this-means they  talked  across a' i  whole   continent, and conveyed    their  thoughts to one another In' an instant,  over cities or 'mountains, seas or deserts."   Not only had these correspondents no necessity for wires.-tihey did  not  even  need   the  simple  apparatus  upon which Marconi depends, although  ���there are scientific prophets of our day  who believe  that we shall yet  reach  even a higher standard of simplicity In  the future.  heard that'the" "bust had, just-been completed;; and was In Sir John's studio.  .-Many of the men-ln Ms company had  passed through the .hospital at Scutari,  and he obtained permission from the  sculptor to bring some of them to see  It. 'Accordingly a squad of men one  day marched Into the big studio and  stood In line. _   '  They had no idea why they had been  mustered in so strange a place. Without a word of warning the buet was  uncovered, and then,' as by one Impulse, the men broke rank, and with  cries of '"Miss Nightingale! Miss Nightingale!" ��� surrounded the model, . and  with .hate off cheered the figure of their  devoted nurse until" the roof rang. -  ��� So spontaneous and hearty and so Inspiring was the whole scene that ln  after days Sir John Steell declared It to  ���be the greatest compliment of his life.  The .Retort CordiaL  Recognised Their Old Friend.  .     I _' r  THE love which' 'English people,  especially British soldiers, feel for  Florence Nightingale has been  shown at many times and in many  places. A new and striking-instance of  it was recently given by the "Sunday  Magazine."  The late Sir John Steell, sculptor to  Queen Victoria, was modeling a 'bust of  Miss Nightingale, when an officer of  one of the Highland regiments which  bad suffered f__t_cruel!s_ is the Crimea  Counsel for the defendant (sarcastt-  caUy)-��?ure * nice fellow, aren't  you? Witness for the plaintiff (w-  dially)-l am, sir, and if I were not on  my oath I'd say the same ot you.���"1'lt-  *"  Beggars Can't Be Choosers.  Aunt Amandy���Hain't yew ashamed  ter kum around here beggtn'? Onnia  .Jay���Well, dis ain't a werry 'rlster-  kratic neighbortiood, .fer a fact, but  .we musn't be too pertitlcler, mum.���  Chicago "News."  "A Wewr Araaka Story.  ' Theiate Duke bf Argyll set hia heart  on dredging Tobermory Bay, Scotland,-  ip. search of the wreck of the Spanish  Armada ship, "Admiral of Florence,"  .blown up there In 1588. About a hundred years ago -various 'relics were recovered,- hut since then no. real effort  haa $een made to solve the secrets which  the ��sa has kept so well. The present  Duke has now taken the matter in hand.  He has mado arrangement, with a Glasgow oaptain; and a well-known diver is  making a preliminary search. This has  foeen, so far, successful. A bronze cannon, five feet .long,"'bearing the Aragop  arms7_and'the*dato. 1503, has been landed, together with * pistol and sword so  *ncrusted with rust as to appear more  shapelesa masses. There is, therefore,  ample evidence that the "Admiral of  Florence," or all that ��� remains ' of her,  really rests .below the waters of the harbor. Tills ship bore one of thd treasure  chests of the Armada,- a'nd thousands"cf  Spanish doubloons are. believed to He  among her debris. If the treasure  should he hit upon, ns it well may he,:  the'old Duke's convlction$-will be amply  justified,. and yet another "page will'bej  added to the romance of the Armada  ��toiy.- ���'.'''  ������*"��� ������ >���������  SMOKE  THE   CELEBRATED  BRIAR  PIPES.  Lawyer���I must know the whole truth  before I can successfully defend you.  Have-you fold-mo. everything? Prisoner  ���Ye*, evervthlng'; 'eept- where I hid the.  money, ana I want that for myselfl���  Glasgow "Evening Times,"- -  Miss Homely-pi fliijd this balm excellent for preserving the face. -Miss Cynio  -���But why do you wish to preserve your  fecal  CO  LU  EL  <  ert  b  z  <  LJ  -J  UJ  I  H  Ll.  O  Ul  O  CO  *  *  ���  *  ^  Almost the toughest thing in the whole of creation is a "pinto"- Broncho -when he is in  ��� '  ���  #  fighting hiimor.  Now his hide is jxist as tonght as he is, and that part above his hips and back 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 Gloves.  Wind, rain, tear, rip, scorch and boil proof���almost wear proof.  Made only by  Montreal  Winnipea  W. A Thurman  Depot for Briar Pipes, Nelson  SewingMachines and Pianos  For Rent and for Sale  Old ruriosiljSliop, Josp^Io. SiiJelsoi.  |   R. H. CARLEY, British Columbia Agent  ^  $7.50 Per Ton  Delivered.  All'orderF must be accompanied h y cash and should be forwarded  either personally or by mail to ib>�� office of W. P. TIERNEY, GENERAL AGENT THE NELSON ECONOMIST  GENERAL NEWS.  Five separate pm-tic* are wiii-Ui>i_c on ' 9  +++$*++++++ +++++++++9+9++++<$+++++++ +++++++++++++99++  o +  9 -*_. T  A"A IT T  Y~^ t At~A  tlie Whitewati.T mine mul-.- I'.-:'-'  Loti Scl'.��l<-^. t '-,��������� v, i;11-.<��� r ni' f.i.-'  niond srcvilif, will n-vr ;���' o'-"-<��� '  iniiiRtL-r in Octola'r.  Little Artliur Gilker will '.-ike i\:e  part of page in tlie coroiuiii��i) cf tlif  Mny Queen, Monday evening.  The Slocan Drill reports un improved  statu of a Hairs from the Ottawa, Uie  ore rei-enlly encountered in Nd. o drift  still heinK in evidence.  _  . 1  NQVELT  The C. P. 3?. will issue settlers'  tickets ata low rate from now until  May loth- ' The tickets will lie i^ued  at all points in Manitoba, Ontario,  Quebec, Maritime Provinces. New  England, etc.  Tiie parlor grand Mason-Risch piano  in the window of the Standard furniture Co., was imported for Melville S-  Parry. It ia the most expensive piano  yet brought into Nelson. It i.s attracting a great deal cf attention from musicians.  * See our show window for Novelties in Blouse  S:ls mid Brooches. They are all new and cheap  and thos. who come first get first choice.  IRATENAUDE BROS. \  9  +  +  Jewellers, Watchmakers  and  Opticians,     'Phone   293. ���  ^������*-1++++++f*++++++999**++++++++++>9++++9++++++++++  Notice To Dellnquer.-Co-Owner.  The decibion of the C. P. 11 t<> place  refrigerator cars on .their lines from th**-  Kootenays east to handle fruit and  vegetables wiil Le greeted with satisfaction. The cars will he the same ns  those used for tbe transportation of the  California orange crop.  The Carswell Co., Ltd, Toronto, has  Just, issued the second volume i.f *_'Mnr-  . tin's Mining Cases" of British C ilnm  hia, by the Honorable Mr. .Tu.-tice  - Martin. Thc present volume hrin<r.-  'thc mining cases up to February,  ,,1005.   It   contains  2C8 .page.*, and is  well printed on superior paper.  To Arch teM. Johnson, or tn any person or  persons to whom he niny liav��> transferred  his interest iu the "Ophir" mineral claim,  situate onilM'WOStslileiil'Binl cre.il'. iibi.ut,  one nnd n lialf miles up fiom Uie old _<>vorn-  mi'iit trull in lli�� Nelson Mii.lng Division,  ���-'.*f��st. Koolenny : .     ,     -   ...   ,._,   ,..   .  You aiid each of vou arc hcrt-by notified that.  I have expended <W hundred- ��nd two  dollars aud flfty cuts in -labour, and  improvements on tuo above mentioned  Halm In -order 'to hold said ' claim  under tlie ������provision* of thc Mineral Act.  1 lie ��alil labour he'ns done tor the yearend-  1." April 12.1304.and- it within 90 days from  thedatcoi fcljiF notice.yon fall or refuse to  contribute your proportion of such expenditure together with all: costs of istiv.-rtlslng  vour interest in t ic said claim will become  ilie properly or the undcrsicned, under Sec-  lion 4 of an Act 'entitled " Mineral Act  Amendment Art. IWKi." _ ( ;  Diiied tht* 17th day of ?eb'**j!l�� ^TEI{.  '' .-- '      ���'���������'"''   o,    ���'���'.<"���.    '     ���    ."   '  Notice.  I hereby give notice tliat sixty dny.s nfter  date I intend in apply 10 the Cliief Colnmis-  misKioncr of __nnd.s and Works for piTinis-  sion to pnrchnsca tract, of land In West Kootenuy district, of the following description:���  Beginning ata post, marked '.}'. J. Campbell  S. W. Corner, which is placed adjacent to the  N. AV. corner of lot ftlOO, rnniiinj? thervfrom  twenty cliains North, tlience approximately  forty i-luii ns East, thence twenty ehiii ns .Soutli.  thence forty chains West, to thc point of commencement, '"containing appro.\iiiiatelv  eighty acres.  (fRli.) J. J.'CASI-BELL.  Kelson, B.C., April4th, 15U5. --,  Mr. and Mrs. E". Ramiiiclme.yer wiil  have the sympathy of tlieir many  friends in tire loss they have Mietained  lfi the death of their, daughter, Ida,  tv.hich occurred this fiinnriiig., Deceased'"was an unusually "attractive  rfoting'girl of 17 year?, and-was very  popular with her young friends. She  bad been ailing for only a few days.  Koticc To Delinquent Co-Owner  To Self Petersen, or to any person or persons  10 whom be may have transferred Jils interest  in the ������Summit" mineral claim, situate., on  ("von crceki In the Nelson Mining Division of  ^You ���aiicl'enchof:yon'.are hereby, notified  Uimt 1 have ex ended two hundred dollars In  ;_ili,.nr' nnd Improvi-mt-ntB .on the i��i<ove  mentioned claim i'i order to. -1 old  Ic said clalia under, the provisions oi  t p Mineral ���Act, the-aid ab ur beine done  forth" year endimr 19C4,and if within 90 .lays  r. om I he date of this notice you fi.il or. refi.se  to contribute your proportion of arieli ��*l>e��-  ditnres together with all costs of advertising  vour inlcri St.in said mineral claim will be-  r-ome lhe property of the undersigned under  Sect ion 4 01 the ������Mineral Act Amendment  ADatedthisGtiiaay 6�� March. '903*^.  CioI>-KEY BIHTSCH.  NOTICE.  JS'otice Is hereby given that 'fl davs after  date 1 intend to apply to the. Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works l'or permission  to purchase 320 acres of land situate in West  Kootenay District, about 4yi miles West of  Slocan Kiver, on .Robertson Creek:���Commencing at a post planted at the centre of  William E. JCoch's" East Konndarv line  marked "A. M.J.'sN.W. Corner Post,"'tlience  South 40 chains; thence Ea-t SI chains;  theuce North 40chains: thence WcstSO chains  to the point of corihnence.nient. "  Dated February 14tli, 1905.- ;    '  A. 31. .Toitjfsox.  Nelson Opera Hor  M.  Examination for Assayers for License to Practice in British  Columbia.  ���NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given, that 60 davs after  date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission'  to purchase li> acres of land in West Koitenay  District: Coin'tnencing at a post marked  "F. E's. N. ��� W. Corner Tost" planted 1 mile  East of I'onnington Kalis Station 01. the  South side of the Kight of .Way or the Columbia & Kootenay Railway, thence East following said Right of way 440 yards, thence South  to-Kootenay River, thence following tliesin-  uousiticsof said Kootenay Ulver to the point  of commencement.  Dated 21st February, 1903.  Fbed Elwell. -  NOTICE.  NELSON SUCCESS CLUB  MAY DAY FESTIVAL  In accordance with section 12 ofthe Hurcau  of JlincsAct. examinations for efficiency.In  the practice of assaying will be held at .Nel-  son/lt.' Con the 1st May. 1903. nnd on the following days as may be found necessary.  Entkasck for Examiitation.  Entrance for Examination must be made In  writing to the Secretary of :the Board or Examiners, at leasttcii days before the date set  for-beginntntrof examination, and must be  accompanied by the prescribed fee ($15)  Any additional Information desired may be  obtained from_H. Carmichael. Secretary,  P.oard Exntniners.-Victoria, or Alex McKillop  and Hy. Harris, Examiners, Nelson.  UlCUAKDMcBniDK, ���'  MinisterorMines.  Department of Mines.  Victoria, _. C, 6th March, lOOa.  Notice is l'creby given thnt CO days after  date 1 Intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works, for permission  to purchases acres-of land situntt-d in West  Kootenay District:���Commcncine at a post  marked ������__. A. C's. N. W. Corner I'ost" planted  1100 yards East or Bonnington Falls Station  on the South side or the Right of Way of the  Columbia & Kootenay Railway/thence East  following said Right of Wuy to Fred  Elwell's North-West Corner I'ost, tlience  South to Kootenay River, theiice following  the sinuousilles of said Kootenay River to the  point of commencement.  Dated 21st Pebruary, 1905.  Ii. A. Cak.bm/l."  NOTICE.  Old Time English May P/"ile Dance  Crowning of the May Queen.  ���program���by the following-local-  sirtists *.  Mrs." M.S. Davys, Mrs. H. C  Briggs, Mrs, Norman Mclnnes. Mr  F. D. Arbndel, Mr. P. McL. Forin,  Mt. Ed. Mason, Mr. J. J. Thompson and Mr. H. S. Bodmer.  Scotish National Dance, Mr.  Smiley.    Bag Pipes, Mr. Gunn.  Dance in Success Club Holl on conclusion of program.  Prices: 75c, 50c, 25c-  Seats on sale 11 a. m. Monday at  Opera House.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that SO days.after  date I intend to apply to the Chief Commie-,  sioner of Lands and Works, n>r special II-.  cense to cut aiid carry away tl mljpi; from the  following described lands iu Wc . . Kooteuay  district:  1. Commencing at a post plntitcd \y, miles  from -aoal Kiver on thc South side oj Sullivan Creek, and marked C. ai. Pauls n. H. W.  corner; thence East4!) clujlns; thence North  _Wi chains; tlience West W chains; thence  South MO chains to placeof commencement.  Z. Commencing at a post planted 1 mile  from floatKlvcr on the South side of Sullivan Creek,and marked C. A. Paulson, S. \V.'  corner; thence East 40 chains-;., thencft North  1C0 chains; theuce West 40 chains; tlience  South JM) chninsto place of beginning.  Dated at Kitchener, B. C, tills 18th day or  Jiarch, 1SXJ5.  ���-.   C A. raulson, I.rci!I��ir.  J. D. Elbrl-lse. Agent.  NOflCE.  Notice ls hereby given, lhat sixty (GO) days  afterdate, I Inlcnd toapply to the Ciller Commissioner of Ijinds and Works for permission  lo purchase the foliowing described hi mis. on  the North shore of Kootcnny I^ike In tlie District of West Kootenay.  X'ommencingat a stake placed twenty (20)  chains East-of the North-west corner post or  I^ot 1313, Group J; Ihcnce East alon-' the  Korthcru boundary ol said Lot WIS. a distance  of eighty (80) cliiiins; thenco North f..rty (-10)  chains; tlience West eighty (80) chains; thence  South forty (40) chains to place of beginning.  Dated Jbth of April. 1905.  ticidcn Ilallett.  Mortgage Sale.  Under and by virtue of the powers contained inn certain mortgage v hicli will be  produced at the time of sale, there wiv. be  offered Tor-sale by C; A. Waterman &-.Co.,  at their offices ln the K.-W.-C. B-oelc, Baker  BtreetrNelBoii^lirCTPn'-:��� - ,.- . ~i..~~~ .".-. ;'"  .Monday, the First'day of May, 1905,  at tbe hour ortwelvc o'clock noon, thelollow-  Ing property: All and singular Lots numbered  Eighteen (18), Nineteen (19),"'.Twenty (20),  Twenty-one (21), and AVest one-half of Lot  Twenty-Two (22), ln Eh ck numbered thirty  (30), in the Town (now city)of tJclson, Province of Rritish Columbia, according to the  ollicial plan or survey of the Town of Nelson.  Tills property is situate on the. corner of  Kootenuy and Silica streets (South side), and  has erected thereon a dwelling house.  For  terms and conditions ol sale apply to  W. A. Macdonald,  Solicitor for Mortgagees.  Bums Block, BakcrStreet, Nelson, B. C.  Dated this 8th day of May. 190j.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after  date, 1 intend to apply to the Chief Commis-  iionerof Lands and Works for permission to  purchase 480 acres ot land situate in West  Kootenay District, about V/_\ miles West of  Slocan ulver, on Robertson Creek:���Commencing at a post planted <0 chains North of  William E. Koch's N. W. Corner Post, marked  "M. E. K. -J. E. Comer Post,-" thence West 80  chains; thence South 40 chains; thence East  40 chains; thence South 40 chains; thence  East 40 chains ; thence North 80 chains to the  point of commencement.  Dated February 14th, 1905.  M.E.Kocit.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that fio davs after  date, I intend toapply to the Chief Commissioner ofn>Land8=and-\Vorks-ror-permlssion"to  purchase 640 acres of land situate ia West  Kootenay District, about-4V_ miles West of  Slocan River, on Robertson Creek:���Commencing at a post- planted 40 chains East of  the North-En st corner of Lurcher's pre-emption, marked "W. E. K. N. W. Corner Post,"  thence South 80 chi ns; thence Kast 80 chains;  thence North 80 chains; thence West80chains  to point of commencement.-  .Dated February 14th, 1005.  o     William E. Koch.  LANDS AND WORftCS.  CANCELLATION OF RESERVE.  NOTICE is hereby given that the seserva-  tion established iapursuanceof the provisions of the ���'Columbia and Western Railway Subsidy Act. 189H," notlcesof which were  putJliBlicd in the British Columbia Gazette  and dated 7th May, 1890, and 5th June. 189G,  respect I rely, ire hereby cancelled.  Crown-I.ands situated within the area embraced liv tlie said reservation will be open to  sale, settlement., lease and other disposition,  under the provisions of the "Lund Act," three  inont hs after the dat�� ot tlie first publication  or this notice in the British Columbia Gazette: provided, however, that ln all cases  where lands arc so sold, pre-empted, leased  or otherwise alienated by. the, Government  and nro subsequently tound, upon the survey  of the Columbia and Western KijiJ.way Com-  panv'* blocks, to lie wholly or In pint within  such blocks, then the persons so acquiring  such hinds shall acquire their title thereto  from the Hsiilway Company, whohavengrced  to deal with such purchasers, pre-einptors.  lessees, etc.,on thesame terms aud couditions  as -the Government would under the provisions of the "Lund Act." except In respect to-  Umber lauds on the Company'a blocks, which  shall be subject to the regulations issued by  the Company relative to tlie cutting of timber on the Columbia and Western Kallway  Land Grant.  W.S. Gokk.  Depuly Commissioner of Lands <_ works.  Lands and Works Department,  Victoria, B. C, 23rd Kcbrcary, 1S05.  Notice to Creditors.  In the Matter of tlio Estate of Hat'iey- A-'.  llisliop, Deceased Intestate, lute of  Nelson, B. C;  Notipe Is hereby given, pursuant to the  Trustees and Executors Act" to all creditors,  .of the-estate of the said. Harley A Bishop to.  :sead or deliver to the undersigned, on or before the 15th day of May, A. D. 11)05, thelt!  Christian names and surnames, addresses and:  descriptions, the full particulars of tholK  claims, duly vcrllied, and the nature of the  securities, If any. held by them.  And further take-notice that after such date-  the administrator will proceed to distribute  thc assets ofthe deceased, having regard only  to the claims of which he-shall then have-  : notice, and will not bo liable for such assets  : to any peqsou or persons of whose claims he  shall not have received notice at tiie time of  such distribution.  Dated this 15th day of April, A. D. 1905.  -Tayiok & O'Shka,  Houston Block, Baker street, Nelson, B. C.  Solicitors for the Administrator.  60  YEARS'  EXPERIENCE  iliris  Trade Marks  Designs  Copyrights <_c  Anyone sending a sketch and description mar  quickly ascertain our opinion freo whether an  Invention ta probably patentable. Communications strictly confidential. HANDBOOK on Patents  ���ont-free. Oldest apency for securing'patents.,  ' Patents taken throueh Munn k Co. receive  tpedal notice, without charge, ia tae  Scientific JImericati.  A handsomely Illustrated weekly. Largest circulation of any scientific Journal. Terms, *3 a  year: f onr months, (L Bold by all newsdealers.  Branch Office, 60S V BU, Waiblnaton,��, c.  BARGAIN SAL  Ladies' ready-to-wear Dresses, Skirts, Tailor-made Costurrres, Silk Waists.  Ladies'Dress Skirts, $2.50 each to $15.00.    Ladies'Tailor-made Suits from $10 each.  All Ladies Silk Waists wil sell at Cost Prices, from $3.00 each up to $12.00.  A large stock of Fancy Striped Ginghams, regular 20c and 25c qualities during the week will cut them at 12^ and 15c.  Special Discount on all Dress Goods.  FRED  IRVINE  GO.,  LIMITED.  THE BIG GASH STORE  Two second hand Bell Pianos Pianos taken in exchange for Mason & Bisch Pianos.    For Sale Cheap-One German make,. Walnut Case, $150.   One Square Top, Hon.  Complete   House Furnishers  '�� Funeral Directors, Em balm ers  J. G. BUNYAN, UNDERTAKER.  esips in  IRON BEDS $4.00  agents MASON-RISGH PIANOS  I  D FURNITURE CO:  Job Printing  We Print  Letter Heads,  Bill Heads,  Satements,  Note Heaas,  Envelopes,  Business Cards  Dodgers,  Tags,  Etc., Etc.  The Economist  Complete Stock of Stationey  Orders by Mail Receive Prompt Attention.  VERNON   STREET,  NELSON, B. C  NICKERS0N,^i;���EsTE"  We only ask one trial to make you our cus  tomer. Fine Watch Jewelry, Optical and  Silverware repntring.and everything in the  line. Reasonable charges. . work sent us  from outside towns will receive the same care  as it personally delivered. Difficult repairs  done for other Jewelers.  Chimney Sweeping  Prompt attention given to all orders for  Chimney Sweeping,'  Send your orders to Joe P. Downes, care of  the Old Curiosity Shop.  S1.50 per chimney.   .  WANTED. A -��  XADIES AND GENTLEMEN In this nnd ad  Joining territories, to represent and advertise  the Wholesale and Educational Department,  of an old established house of solid financial  standing. Salary S3.50 per day, with Expenses  advanced each Monday by check direct from  headquarters. .Horse and butrgy furnished  when-necessary; position permanent. Address, Blew Bros. & Co., Dept. 6, Monon Bide.  Chica��0, 111.  Frank Fletcher  PROVIX���AX, LAND SURVEYOR  Lands and Mineral Claims Surveyed  andCroTfn Granted  P. O. Box 563      Office: Kootenay Si'." Nelson  JOHN Mc LATCH IE  Dominion and     v  Provincial  Land Surveyor  Op. B C. Customs House. Kelson  Men's Highest Grade Suits  $15.00, $18.00, $20.00, $22.50 and $25.60.  New and  exclusive designs, tailored  in tbe  heighth of the 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 in and see the  great assortment.    Every auit a special value. ���    '  BOYS' CLOTHING.  9*2.50,  -$3.00,���$4-.OQ;  $4-5��r  n> ..  $��^;<u.O^  $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 its customers.  The place where your dollars bring their vaiue.  It Pays to Deal with Rutherford  Seeds for Garden and Ranch  Canadian Seeds sold by one who knows the  seed business.  This season I am 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.  WM. RUTHERFORD, Druggist  PHONE A214  NIGHT JPHONE B214  WARD STREET, NEI��ON, B. C,


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