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Array lu  VOLUME IX.  HON. MR.  GKEEN'S SPEECH  At the Opening  of the Vancouver Conservative Club.  -At the opening of the new Conservative Club q> artera in Vancouver on  Thursday evening of last week, Hon.  R. F. Green, chief commissioner of  lands and works, delivered an inter-  estine'speeeh. According to the News-  Advertiser's report. Mr. Green was  received with great enthusiasm when  he rose to address the meeting. He  congratulated tbe association on getting into new quarters, and in this  connection regretted that more members of the government were not  present. That was the intention when  the opening was first mentioned, and  Premier McBride charged him particularly to express the premier's sorrow  at not being able, to be present. Mr.  Green was pleased to see such a large  and representative gathering, and he  was sure the association was staiting  out under the right auspices, which  spoke well for the future success of the  club. After a long experience in the  political arena, be was positive that if  the party went into the field with  good organization almost any light  could be won.  As to the provincial government, of  which he was a member, be would let  Its actions speak for themselves. . He  would not say the government was  perfect, as everyone was prone to make  mistakes, but the endeavor was to  carry on public affairs'In such a manner as would reflect credit on the  party. He emphasized the point that  to win unanimity was'necessary... The  whole question was the wishes of the  majority or of the party, and attention  should not be paid to the individual,  who might be disaffected because some  - particular end was. not. accomplished.  The action ofrthe government was for  - the'gopdro. the -country as - far as it  was able to perform, and support  should always be accorded those in  poweV. If unanimity prevailed in the  party and each member got out and  ���worked for.the common good, instead  of three Conservative provincial governments, the party would bein power  all over Canada. The principles .of  Conservatism were the principles for  Canada, as was shown by their adoption by the Liberals after they came  into power.  . Concerning the present government  Mr. Green said that in the premier of  the province the party had a man of  whom it might well be proud. Born  and raised in the province, his sole  effort was in the interests of British  Columbia. He had accomplished ai  ^most.a_herculean__ta8k���in^the___w:ay__in_  which he had accomplished things  since he went iuto power. Greater  confidence now existed and altogether  the province was in a far better condition than two years ago. when Hon.  Mr. McBride assumed the reins of government. Mr. Green said be bad just  returned from a trip to the interior.  Two years ago conditions were oad,  people were chary of investing money  and little"fras doing, but to-day there  was a great change. Phis is largely  due to the efforts of the government,  and as an earnest of the people's feelings, tbe government candidates were  returned at tlie bye-elections: As an  instance of this there was present at  the meeting Mr. William Manson, who  had been returned in a constituency  where three years ago the Conservative candidate not only lost his deposit,  but was beaten 3 to 1. Yet Mr.  Manson had been elected on a majority  of 54. This showed healtnier and better conditions and greater unanimity  throughout the province.  Mr. Green referred to an article in a  last evening's contefnporarv in reference to the Haslara mill estate. He  said there had been no mistake made  by the government in the seizure of  the timber. He referred to the further legislation passed last session in  the interests of the workmen, but the  dues owing the government were al-  ' ways' the first charge. The logs and  the lumber had been sold, but the  mill was still held. When the government had learned that wages were  still due the workmen, it stepped in  so that they might be protected.  (Applause). For this he thought the  government should be commended.  The government refused to transfer  the leases to the new company until  such steps were taken to secure to  the workmen the wages which are  due them. Despite the articles in the  two evening papers, he was prepared  to discuss the matter on any platform  in the country. It was an action of.  the government which would ring true  as it protected the man who earned  his living by the sweat of his brow.  l,Lnud applause). He further stated  that as far as Mr. Hawthornthwaite  was concerned, tliat gentleman was  not near Victoria, in spite of the statement that he went to the capital and  "talked hot words" to thelgovernment.  Mr. Hawthornthwaite only wrote a  letter. That was only a sample of the  so-called truth constantly appearing in  the local press.   (Applause).  AN ALBUM  OF KISSES  Therein are Imprinted Impressions of Ruby Lips.  NELSON, B. C SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9  A clever young Kensington, (Eng.)  lady, a Miss Evaus, has devised a new  kind of autograph album that is likely  to be popular. It is contrived so as to  enable a young lady not only to collect  the autograph signatures of her  relatives, schoolmates and intimate  friends, but to preserve also imprints  of their kissfes..  The book is equipped with a little  pad of a soluble carmine-tinted substance upon whichthe lips are first  lightly pressed,so as to take up! a  little of the pigment.- Then a little  kiss iii imprinted upon the page.in  the space provided for tlie purpose,  leaving a clear carmine record of the  pressure of the lips. By the side of  the kiss, print space is another for  the autograph and date, and together  the. kiss aud the signature make a  very precious and intimate keepsake.  "And it is really marvellous," said  Miss Evans, the charming and viva-"  clous young inventor'yesurday, "what  a lot of. character, there is in kisses.  People who have not studied the  subject simply have no idea how they  vary. You know how they say that  no two people's finger prints are alike,  though I collected thumbographs for  a time and I can't see much difference.  Well, no two people's kisses are the  tiniest biC alike. I have two hundred  in one album, and there is not one of  them that you could possibly mistake  for auy other. >  "Oh, no, I could not let any one  look at, it for millions of worlds. I  just keep it for my very own."  "And do the kiss prints look like  kisses?" ...'.'������  "Of course they do. They are  kisses, and they simply could not look  like anything else. They look like different kinds of kisses," of course, but  tifey" al FlookHTike ^kis^r^Soi^-are"  big.smudgy ones and some are little  pecky ones, but they are all kisses,  and you could not possibly mistake  theru for anything else, even if you  didn't remember." .  "Have you many celebrities in your  album?"  "Not yet. But I am going to. This  book is only for my own "very particular friends, but I am just starting  a new book, and for tliat I aiu going  to get kisses from all sorts of famous  people, if they will give me one."  The kiss album bears on the title-  page the molto, "Give me a kiss for  a keepsake," and the quotation, "Dear  as remembered kisses." Moreover, the  pages of tho album are to be liberally  sprinkled .with kissing quotations  from novelists as well as poets.  Arrangements are being made for an  early production of " Pinafore" by  juveniles.  The clerks in the Canada Drug &  Book Co.'s store are busy from morning till night selling Christmas goods.  The friends oi Judge Wilson will meet  at the Hume Hotel this evening, and  present him with a suitable token of  their esteem on the eve of taking up  his residence in Cranbrook.  The Kootenay bonspiel for 1906 will  be held at Rossland between Jan. 15  and Feb. 5. The exact date will be de.  termined by weather conditions. At  the annual meeting of the Curl  ing Association held last evening in  Nelson, it was decided that in future  the expense of the annual bonepeil  should not be wholly borne by the  home club, it being unreasonable to  ask the smaller towns to pay the whole  bill. -.   ~~  *  ���  *  __..  ���  EVENTS ANt)  As Disraeli says in one of his novels, "the critics  are^those who have failed in literature and art."  In nothing is the truth contained in this dictum  more apparent than in politics. The most bitter  and persistent political critics urh those who have  failed most signally in constructive statesmanship.  For the last month the Liberal press of the Province has been making a "dead set" on the fi nan-,  cial administration of tlie McBride Government.  The attack is obviously the result entirely of par-  tizan prejudice. There is scarcely a pretence of  genuine criticism..  It is conceded, as indeed it must be, that the  Government has checked the series of auuual deficits, unbroken for years before the advent toofflce  of Mr. McBride and his colleagues.   ���'..  '.. But, the*' critics, reply, that result has-been  achieved by increasing taxes and refusing even  necessary expenditure. Itis rather difficult, to see  how any government, or any corporation or individual for that matter, can convert a deficit into a  surplus, except by increasing revenue or reducing  expenditure or both. .  The insincerity of tlie critics is shown in many  ways. They admit that tlie Government has been  guilty of'no extravagance, that the financial standing of the Province shows a decided improvement,  that British Columbia's credit has been restored.  Then' by argument in a vicious circle, they point  tothe Dominion surpluses shown by Hon W. S.  Fielding, and naively declare that, since Conservatives'will give Mr. Fielding no credit for his  -achievement, neither shall Mr.-McBride^receive  any praise from Liberals.  The record of the present Dominion Finance  Minister might be a subject for profitable discussion.'' It will be remembered thatiu his last budget  speech Mr. Fielding himself warned parliament  and the country that the rapid growth of tbe.na-  tional expenditure constituted a great danger.  But, for the purpose of this discussion, it will be  isufficient-to point out that there is absolutely no  analogy between; t he position taken by Mr. Fielding in 1896, and the task confronting Mr. McBride  and his colleague's when they look office in 1903.  In 1896 Canadian credit stood high, the tide of  =.iinraigration=bad already^turnecUin^its.favor.'and-  the world-wide depression -following tbefiuancial  panic of 1893 was about an end. All but hide-bound  partizans will admit that it was due to the financial ability of Hon. G. E. Foster, and the National  Policy of the Conservative Party���with which, iu  spite of 18 years of hysterical denunciation, the  Liberals have not dared to interfere���-that Canada,  as British and American financiers admitted, suffered less from the last world panic than any other  country.  It is a far less pleasant task to describe the condition of British Columbia in 1903. The mining  industry was at its lowestebb, lumbering was being  curtailed to avoid actual loss, the Province was producing less than it consumed, and its credit had  fallen so low that further public borrowing was impossible.  The outlook was dark enough to discourage the  boldest and the ablest. The present Government  courageously faced its difficulties. "Revenue had to  be raised aud the most rigid economy practised.  Bemitting of taxes and lavish expenditure might  make for the popularity of an administration but  they lead to disaster for a country.  Prior to 1903 the yearly excess of revenue over expenditure had averaged ��750,000 for several years.  Within two years the McBride Government have  produced a balance, and restored the financial  credit ofthe Province.  Previous administrations had gone on for years  helplessly piling up debt, wastiug the assets rf the  Province, recklessly increasing expenditures, aud  generally taking no thought for the morrow.  Everyone, except   the professional critic, will  admit that the first duty of a Government honestly  determined to lestore public credit was to convince  the creditors of the Province that it had at last  placed in office statesmen who appreciated thpir  responsibilities, and to whom conservation of the  country's wealth was a more important -consideration than the carrying ofa doubtful constituency.  The achievement is not denied. Even the "politicians who have failed" cannot deny that the  standing of the Province is better now than ever  before. But three replies are offered, none worthy  of serious attention but for the fact that iteration  and re-iteration may lead a few unthinking people  to accept them without analysis. They are: Tliat  the boundless resources of the Province make pro-  gross inevitable in spite of Governments; that  taxes have been increased until the burden on all  industries is becoming intolerable; and that economy, has .been effected by ueglecting necessary  public works.  <���  The first complaint requires no comment. The  resources of the Province were equally boundless  when Captain Cook sailed round the west coast.  Every Goven ment in the Province has had equaj  opportunity to assist and encourage their development.     '  The charge that taxes have been raised beyond  the capacity of the people to bear them is almost  equally ridiculous. If it is ever read outside the  Province it must be received with blank amazement  by those who have hear 1 and read of the splendid  developments in the mining industry during the  past two years, of the revival of lumbering, of the  establishment of many large and impor'ant manufacturing plants, and of the proud position just  achieved.by. the farmers and fruit growers of ��� Brj-;  tish Columbia, a position largely due, as they all  gladly acknowledge, to the intelligent advice and  liberal assistance given by the Provincial Department of Agriculture.  ty  It is a comic feature of the situation that some of  the m'ost insistent critics who protest locally that  the Province is being taxed to death, are doing  yoeman service [at the same time in heralding to  the outsde world the wonderful improvement tbat  is taking place. These gentlemen surely cannot  expect both their stories to be believed at once.  The last charge, that the Government is too  niggardly towards-public works, while less palpably absurd than the other two, is no less unjust.  =A.,pub]icjvorkJs^rightly:_re��arded_as_an_invest-_  ment. Neither an individual nor a state can pay  off debts and find capital for investment at the  same time, aiul tbe former is certa:nly the more  imperative need.  Mr. McBride and his colleagues have wisely  chosen a middle course. Public works, whose  construction is immediately necessary, or which  promise early returns in revenue, have been steadily prosecuted. Only those bave been delayed  whose urgency is not clear and from which results  are problema ical.  Another criticism was heard at the close of the  last session, about which opponents of the Government have lately grown strangely silent, It  was urged,''more in sorrow than in anger," that  the Premier had lost a priceless opportunity when  he failed to secure railway construction at once.  Th e critics sneered when Mr. McBride explained,  in parliamentary language, that, as trustee for the  Province, he had refused to be "held up" by railway corporations for either money or land.  4:  ty  His attitude has been amply justified by subsequent developments. Three railway companies-  are already building, even fighting for the opportunity, where all declared tbat construction without Govei nrnent assistance was impossible.  If Richard McBride's public career ended to-day  he would be entitled to tbe lasting gratiiude of his  native Province for the stand he ba3 taken on two  important questions, sane and honest public  finance, and refusal to endow corporations with the  public domain. But his career is not ended, and  will not end while his opponents can find no  stronger argnraents to use against him than those  that now appear in the Liberal press of the Province. Critics are entertaining folk, but it would  be rash to give them commissions as artists.  Things Talked of During- the  Week in Nelson.\  In another column will be fo'^md a  notice from the Manitoba Free,\Press  concerning the Roscian Comic Wjpera  Company. It speaks highly of\ the  musical efficiency of Mr.  Cranst\nn>  Cranstlon-s  Opera, Company and it may be 8,aid  that this favorable report is re-ech<\>ed  in every toWn iu which the company  has appeared, j It is not exaggeration  to state that this musical organization  will be a greater attraction than any\  that has ever appeared at the Nelson  Opera House, aud no doubt the appreciation will be commensurate with the  merit of the company. The engagement will last four nights, and every  performance should be greeted with  a full house.  and feitile prairies of the North-West,  those best qualified, by experience aud  (j'OSSIP' kt"owIedse) to K've an opinion, would  ! hesitate to recommend unlimited immigration into, this   Province.     Not  that to the right class of immigrants  there are not as good���or even better���  opportunities open on the west slope of  Ihe Rockies as on the east of the continental backbone.     But tbey are of a  different kind, and require to be taken  up by those who possess the necessary  qualification..   Au indiscriminate influx of certain classes  would   result  unfavorably to the immigrants,and do  barm to the .Province.   We must be  content, Hierefore. to see our population  increase moro slowly than it does in  Alberta and Saskatchewan, although  that does not imply that the material  progress here will not be as great as it  is in those   provinces.     Aside   from  what may be regarded as official and  '.governmental  advertising, tbe  most  powerful instrument for attracting investment and immigration to British  Columbia is to be found in  the proflt-  Wl.  The Vancouver peopleare going into  ecstacies over a young woman who  sings every night at the vaudeville  theatre the following delectable verse :  "In the shade of the old apple tree  I sat on a live bumble bee ;  Though I meant him no harm  His retort was warm  In the shade of the old apple tree."  The Province speaking of the song  and songstress, says "Miss Wilson isa  genuine comedienne. Her work stands  out as the.most amusing in a very  funny show. Her smile is infectious,  her laugh contagious, and lier witticisms all pointed and mirth-provoking  "without being vulgar."  Rev. Mr. Baer is now getting ready  for the publication of the paper that is  to supplant The Tribune. It will be  called The Nelson Advance, and its  manager aud editor announces that it  is hacked by sufficient ca. ital to make  itjt success. The independent Conservatives also threaten to issue a daily,  'paper, backed by ample capital. The  Daily News is already -with us, and  may be said to have achieved success.  The Daily Videtue, which will be  issued on Monday, April 2nd, cannot  boast pf having any financial backing,  but its publisher feels that with years  of practical experience, good hard  work and due attention to economy,  The Videttk may bieak even from  the start.  Manager Horstead fully (.uaged the  taste of his patrons when he refused  "The Hustler" company permission to  appear the second evening. The show  had one good feature, that beiiif?  the Rollo troupe, but the rest of  the, performance was positively shocking.' "'Nelson is^generally regarded a  good show town, but.it will not long  remain so, if many more companies  like "The Hustlerr" are permitted to  rob the public.  ty  ���  ablle results that may follow the investment here of foreign capital. The  announcement of a substantial dividend by the Granby or some, other  mining company, is worth more than  thousands of dollars spent in advertising as'far as inducing tbe investment  of capital is concerned. So with other  industries���our lumbering, fishing and  fruit raiding enterprises. Let the British capitalist feel that we have the  natural nasources and that he will have  fair and fionest treatmeut in the in;  vestment t?f his capital to their exploitation and cjeyelopment, and there will  be no lack af capital. And immigration  of the right kind, and adequate for  the circumstance's found here, will follow investments that show satisfactory  results."        \ i'   .  O.  It is-probabVe that D. McBeath &  Co., will be rele'ilSed from their contract  to build the pow"��jr plant. As the work  is being carried t,n at- present, the results are neither^ satisfactory for the  contractors nor the city, and the former  desire -immediate., release. -.-Acting-  Mayor Gillett and the city engineer are  appraising tlie worli already done, and  if terms can be arranged j.the contractors will be released when the city  council meets this evening.  Sidney S. T.  ��� Says that he  Has a dead cinch on the mayoralty.  Between you and me  I think that he>  Cannot beat "Billy G.  Who is now acting mayor  Of Nelson, B.C.'.  "Tbat," said the poet, "it. a production that I'm proud of."       \  The Pohnatier Sisters' Concert Company will give one of their entertain-  .ments in the Nelson Opera House on  the evening of Monday, December 18,  under the auspices of tlie Nelson  Library Board. The Polmatler Sisters'  entertainment includes all the elements  of a first-class musical entertainment  with a bright concert flavor. The programme consists of soprano, cornet,  and trombone solos, quintettes, vocal  and instrumental trios. Tickets for  this performance will be 75 cents and  50 cents for reserved seats, and may be  purchased from any member of the  library board. The proceeds will be  devoted to the purpose of purchasing  new books for the library.  The Vancouver News-Advertiser has  a sensible article dealing with the subject ofi immigration. Reference is  made jo the frequent complaint that  in the literature issued by the Dominion Government to attract settlers to  Cauadaithe advantages that Manitoba  and the) North west offer to newcomers  seem to exclude any reference to British; Colunibia. There is some ground  for the rni'-fiem. and tbe mistake shou.d be remedied at once.  "But,"! says tbe News-Advertiser,  "when all is said and done, the  best advertisement that this Province canlobtain is not by the methods  or tlie a; ents that either the Federal  or Prov ncial authorities may employ  for the .urpnse. With British Columbia, more than with any other part  of the D minion, the question of immigrate i should be regarded from the  standpoi it of quality rather than of  quantity. While scores of thousands  can be se it without risk to tbe broad  \  i  The~face~of ~lhe~enthusiastic~curlerri9_  about as efficacious as the average barometer in supplying weather indications. When the weather is cnld the  curler's face is wreathed insmilea ; but  when mild the facial indications  cloudy and dark.'  are  Almost a week has elapsed since'  independent Conservatives elected  li eery, and Jim Neelands has not  anuouueed the organization of another  political club.  Wlia t authority has tho Herald for  asserting that Cranbrook has more  pretty babies than any town in the  Kootenays? The Herald editor has  visited Nelson frequently in the past  few years, and there is no reason why  he should wilfull> misrepresent facts.  Christmas trade this year is bettor  than at the same season in the past.  All the stores are crowded, and the  purchases are of an expensive character.  The Cranbrook Herald is one of the  brightest weekly papers published in  Canada. And the liberal support the  citizens of Cranbrook bestow UDon  their local paper is the strongest  evidence that they appreciate what  Mr. Simpson is doing iu their behalf.  The wedding was solemnized last  Monday afteroon at 1.30, in Christ  Church, Vancouver, of Cecil Mack.  Merritt, son of Colonel and Mrs. Mer-  rit, of London, England, to Sophie Al-  mou, eldest daughter of Sir Charles  Hibbert Tupper, K. C. M. G., K. C,  aud Lady Tupper, of "Parkside," Vancouver. The ceremony wae performed  by Rev. C. C. Owen, Rector of Christ  Church, _<_-.'..��� !1U��_-/-H'.'iHt��MJl^.*K.��-li.  THE NE  60N ECONOMIST  Bun  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  MEAT  MERCHANTS  Head Office Nel/son, B- C.  Branch  Markets   in   Rossland,   Trail, /Nelson, Kaslo, Sandon, Tbre  Forks, New Denver a,nd Slocan City.  Orders by Mail to any branch will/have prompt and careful atten  tion  We lire authorizpd agents for the Sale  of  the  Nelson   Elect/ric  Tramway  Company's  lots, and  will qutpte prices and  terms on ap  plication.  u��f>l  Winter Schedule  aoinsnnes  xfordShoes  Double Service Main Line  Kootonay Section. East ancl West, connects  with Imperial Limited.  Sleeper Service West.  Standard and Tourist Sleepers leave Hevel-  stoke daily l'or Seattle uud Vancouver.  East.  Standard Sleepers leave Kootenay Landinp:  dally I'or Medicine Hat connecting with ears  for at. l'aul, Toronto, Montreal.  Tourist Sleepers  leave Medicine Hat "Wednesday and Saturday  for Toronto. Monday and Friday for Montreal.   Friday for Boston.   Daily for St. _ uul.  Atlantic S.S. Agency.  Through tickets to and from tinglund nnd  Uie Continent. Ask for Christmas Sailings  and lilies represented.  GooG"ear Welt.   Very Best  Value.  For Sale.  You: opportunity for a good bargain is right now, and if a if a practical s!>oemaker don't know when he is giving his customers their  money*s worth then who does.  i  In io-acre blocks, in 20-acre blocks. Improved ranches.  J. E- Annable, kelson, B. C.  1*. ,��, ,���, ,��, ,��,  4  Kootenay   Agents  R. A. Rogers & Co., t  Limited, Winnipeg. J  Wholesale Provisions, Produce, Fruit  Dominion /Government  Creamery One-Pound  Bricks   received f  weekly fresh from the churn.    For sale by all leading grocers.        ^   *��  For berth reservations and full particulars,  apply to local agents or write  J. S. OAKTBK, E. .1. COYLK.  Dist..ass. Agt.. A. U. 1'. A.  Nelsou. Vancouver  [est Kootenay butcher Lq"  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers la  Oflice  ancl  Warehouse  son, B. C.   /PHONE 79.  Houston  Block,  Josephine Street, Nel-  Camps supplied on shortest  notice and lowest prices.  Mail orders receive careful  attention.  Nothing but fresh and  wholesome meats and supplies  kept in stock.  E. C. TRAVES. Manager  HE ftp ECONOMIST  Published .every Saturday afternoon at  . ,.:���       -/.a.-" ���''������ a '���'������.  V:_B!��o*5r Stbeet. Nelson, B. C. ��� ���.  Per Year Strictly in Adyance,  Advertising rates made known on application.  ���';���"���  All changes in advertisements to Insure  insertion should, reach this office not later  than '-hursday, 12 o'clock.  When change of address ls required, 11. is  desirable that both the old address and the  M-ifbe given.  ���A.ddress^sU_communlcatlons,JiPublM>cr_  o   THK _Tk_80�� KoojiOMiaT. .Nelson. B. C."  PUBLISHER'S  NOl ICE.  ��� Owing to contemplated changes  in the business of The Economist  it is desirable that all outstanding  subscription accounts should be  paid at once. In this connection it  might be said that the daily paper  ���which will be issued from this office for the first time on Monday,  April 2nd, will be delivered to city  subscribers at 25 cents per month.  It will take over the subscription  list of The Economist, thus starting with a distribution of over one  thousand copies per d<iy. It will  be called The Daily Vidette. In  politics it will continue tbe same as  The Economist during its nine  years' existence���Conservative to  the core. Tbe publisher has received pledges of support from  many sources, and The Daily  ViDETTE will start fully assured of  immediate success.  EDITORIAL COMMENT.  Within a few weeks upon the  citizens of Nelson will devolve tbe  duty of selecting their council board  for the next year. At no time in  the history of the city has the demand for good, level-headed men  been so imperative as now.   During  the year the city has undertaken a  work that will require men with  special qualifications to carry to  successful completion, and this view  of the situation bas repeated^ presented itself since the work was  commenced. Theoretical knowledge will be of no avail; what is  essential in the present emergency  is practical knowledge. This is not  the time nor place to criticize what  has already been done ; ,the situation is simply, the work has been  started,  and it   remains with   the  city to compleTeA:lfe~!^de-faking~  with the greatest attention to economy consistent with efficiency in the  electric lighting system. For nearly  a year the present council board has  wrestled with the problem, and it is  reasonable to conclude that now  they have gained valuable experience and technical knowledge of  the work under construction. This  being assumed the question arises,  would it be wise to make any  changes in the personnel ot the  present council board ? Would it  not be better that the city should  gain by tlie knowledge; already acquired  by the present board of  al  and that tbe oue vacancy should be  filled be filled by a successful business man, and that tbe election of  all should be by acclamation. The  citizens seem to be a. unit in the  matter of building the electric lighting and power plant; in no way  can they more forcibly manifest  their sincerity than by re-electing  the present board, without opposition.  The Economist has received a  communication dealing with the recent organization   of   independent  Conservatives. No good end can  be gained by its publication, especially as there is every reason to  believe that it is only a matter of a  few weeks until all past differences  in the Conservative ranks will be  amicably adjusted. At the present  moment there is not a Conservative  in Nelsou who would not work  faithfully for the regular nomiuee of  a Conservative Convention. This  may not be pleasing information for  our friends the enemy, but it is  gospel truth.  The prospects for the mining industry were never better than at the  dernien than that a board composed  Present   time*      The   forthcoming  of new men, unacquainted with the  work, should be selected ? In  Acting-Mayor Gillett the city bas  a man who bas been eminently  successful as a contractor and  who during the past month  or so has made a generous  sacrifice of his time and experience  iu the interests of the city. He has  gained an intelligent' grasp of the  situation, and would it not be well  that he should be requested to occupy the mayor's chair the  incom  ing     year  The    same    argu  ment applies to the other members  of the council board, and the opinion seems to prevail that there  should be no changes in   the board  year should be the most prosperous  one in the history of British Columbia. The renewed interest in  miuing is attributable to many  causes, but the principal one is that  the Province has now a stable Government, and the capitalist cau invest his money with reasonable assurance that it will not be "legislated" out of existence.  The Nelson Daily News is unduly  agitated over the visit of Premier  McBride and Finance Minister Tatlow to Ottawa. Undoubtedly those  gentlemen should have taken the  Daily News into their confidence as  to tbe object of their visit, and reported progress to the same political  authority from day to day.  Latest Styles  and Best Makes  of Men's Shoes.  GCausland  Baker Street Nelson, B. G.  I have three of the best improved income paying ranches on Kootenay Outlet, betweeu Procter and Nelson. Prices from $2,000 to  $4,000.  Also Improved Lands, good soil, $15 per acre. v  Apply to  T.G. PROCTER.  WARD ST.  NELSON. B. C.  " &CO-  Nelson, B. C.  ,The largest exclusively Wholesale Liquor House in  the interior  n Pints and Quarts  Begg's Finest Scotch Brands.    Granda Cigars.  Mitchell's Heather Dew Scotch'etc.    Earl of Minto etc.  A full line of imported and domestic Liquors and Wines.  $1 per day and up  oChinese Employed  AUGUST THOMAS, PROPRIETOR.  CORNER   HALL   AND   VERNON   STREETS,  VTWO BLOCKS FROM WHARF.  4444444444444444444444+44444444444999999+4+++4994444*  <��� 4  4  BARTLETT  HOUSE  (Formerly Clarke House)  The best SI per day house ln Nelson.      None but ���white help employed  bar the best.  The  BARTLETT.P  RQPRIETOR  444444444444444444444444444444944++++++99999994+44+++  Following the summer heat, the present cool evenings make  the thought of a brightly burning fire most attractive. The  necessity of up-to-date Heating Stoves is becoming apparent.  We have anticipated your needs by passing into stock the largest  consignment of  ever brought into Nelson.     We have them iu various styles and  sizes that will suit every requirement.  The Prices are OUR Prices, therefore the Lowest.  shdowii Hardware  NELSON, B.C.  Wholesale.  Retail.  It Pays to Deal with Rutherford  New Hair Brushes and Dress Combs.  . .������      ' o ������ s^.  Tooth. Brushes, Cloth. Brushes and Whisks.  Hew Pertumes and Powders. .  Mail Orders Promptly Pilled-  Wm, Rutherford, Druggist  PHONE A214  NIGHT PHONE B214  WARD STREET, NELSON, *. C,  SewingMachinesandPianos  For Rent and for Sale  Q d Curiosity Shop, Jospp^lne St. Nelson  THE JEWELER  9    BAKER ST.  Weonlyjisk one trial to make you our ens  'Ti'  ryt!  lino.    Reasonable charges,     work sent us  Flue Watch Jewelry, Optical and  Silverware repairing: and everything In the  tomer.  from outside towns will receive the same care  as 11 personally delivered. Difficult repairs  done for other Jeweler* "f  Genuine Maple Syrup.in  bulk.  Mother's Bread.  Proprietors. ���.'���'������ ...  Sole  Manufacturers  of  Store: Baker St., between Stanley and Ward.  #  OVER J. H. WALLACE'S STORE, NE LSON, B. C.  etion  Atthe Auction Mart Saturday night at 7.30 o'clock  JUST ARRIVED.      A-lot of Sample Goods, Mats,  Rugs,  Blinds and Household Furniture which must be sold at once.  Window^  J. Greerij Auctioneer  , Baker Street.  Nelson, B. CI - .������.��.* ' 1 7/'"-4o-.t  THE o^BLSON  ECONOMIbx  SUPERSTITIOUS  FIGHTERS  Corbett Tells of Good and Bad  Luck Signs.  ������������������������������������������������**���������*������������������������������������*��������������������� 9944444444*  In a conversation with a group of  friends recently, Jas. J. Corbett, the  ex-champion, said:���  "There is a lot of superstition in  all branches of athletics. In baseball and pugilism especially do the  participants believe in signs.  "Jimmy Brilt is now telling his  friends that he had a dream before  his last battle with Nelson in which  he took count at the hands of the  Dane. He had always heard that  dreams were opposite, but that  bothered him some.  "It was my fight with Sullivan I  had in mind, however, when I  started this story. And I have  often read and heard of an incident  at the ringside of that battle which  I remember only too well, for it was  one of the few signs that ever  seemed to affect rae.  "Fred Wright, a friend of  Sullivan's, was sitting near the  ex-champion's corner, and hacUa  wad of bills left, out of a large bank  roll that he had brought to New-  Orleans to wager on John L. ���  "Shortly after Sullivan had taken  , his seat in the corner of the ring the  light directly over bim went out.  vThe electrician was called, but the  seat of the trouble could not be  found.      Apparently     there     was  nothing wrong at all.    It was an  . omen    of   ill   luck,    immediately  ' declared a bunch of. superstitious  ones,   and   suddenly   considerable  Corbett   money began  to appear.  Several who had supported Sullivan  until  the .light went out changed  aiid offered money on my chances.  "While I was not a believer iii  signs, I will admit that affected me  some, and I seemed to leel more  confident. Sullivan wore a more  serious and less confident look.  "Jack Dempsey was another  fighter who believed in signs, and  many a time Jack told a friend that  all his success was due to an old  horseshoe which he carried around  with him.  "Jack always took the good luck  token with him   in   his   training  quarters.;  ''I remember well the horseshoe,  for Jack showed it to me after one  of his'great fights. He told me he  had found it in a country town that  he,was.traveling through.  "A short time before his famous  battle with Robt. Fitzsimmons he  "^losf the^half-worn^out-piece-of-iron  and he was heartbroken for a while.  He seemed to lose a great deal of  confidence in himself, but let few of  his friends know it.  "Jack   lost   to Robert,   and   it  broke' his  heart completely.     He  died-inch by inch, if ever a fighter  .did./   ;  "Bob Fitzsimmons is another  fighter who believes in mascots.  Did you ever hear of Fitzsimmons  training, without having a lion or a  bloodhound or seme other animal  around? ���  "You could take the whole list of  fighters, and, almost without exception point out something that  would indicate they believe in signs.  "Iu a recent letter I told the  story of Tom Hyer's first ring  battle, but forgot to relate the story  of the last appearance of that great  fighter in tbe ring.  ��� "Hyer was matched to fight John  Morrissey, who will be remembered  by the older fight fans as one ofthe  early exponents of the American  prize ring.  "Morrissey had done a lot of  talking and bluffing and had repeatedly called the great Hyer a  coward. The date was set for the  battle in a* small place in New York  state, if I remember correctly. The  plans fell through and the friends  ofthe men made arrangements for  ; another meeting.  "In the fall of the year in the  early 40s, I have forgotten the date  now, the two men came together.  In those days the crowd that wit-  "We Have Secured the Sole Agency  for this Clothing, and in order to make  room for it we will sell all Clothing  now in stock at Greatly reduced Prices.  X  ^������������������Hh^frM^************0*********4*^* ���������������������������������  New and Fresh Christmas Goods  Our Stock is Complete  We have just opened up direct shipments from England of Rowntree's,  Pascall's and  Cadbury's  Chocolates and Confections  and   Huntley &  Palmer's Biscuits.  Why go to the trouble of making  PLUM   PUDDINGS  when we offer them ready-made and of the finest quality.      The same  applies to  MINCEMEAT  Get it from us, ready prepared to put in the pie. It will save time, trouble  and money. .    ' .  Every Delicacy you may require for the festive season is here.  NewTurkish Figs, Table Raisins, Italian Chestnuts, all Varieties of  Nuts, Shelled Almonds, Malaga Grapes, California and Japanese Oranges  and Beautiful Table Apples. ,  Last but not least we beg to draw your attention to our assortment of  PUREWINES AND LIQUORS  Imported Direct from the  Country of Production and Unrivalled in  Quality and Value. . '*'.,'���'. A���'.'  sons  W. G. Gillett  Builder and  Contractor  Estimates given on stone, brick j  and woodwork. }  Brick and Lime tor Sale  nessed the fight saw that the rules  were obeyed.  "Morrissey, who was' never in  his best days as good a man as  Hyer, happened on that occasion to  have -more of his friends present  than the latter, and would bave  won even if foul means , had been  necessary.  "Hyer saw the predicament he  was in and knew th.t he had no  fair show to battle with Morrissey.  After a lot of words had passed  between'the'twomenhe^went-tohisH  grip and drew forth a couple of  smoke-waggons that looked dangerous enough to kill a regiment  of men.  "He turned to Morrissey and  said : 'Now, Jack, you have been  accusing me of being yellow. You  would have an advantage over me  in a pitched ring battle, but here  are two instruments that will put  us ou the same footing.'  "Morrissey showed the white  feather, and the battle was never  fought, either with gloves or guns.  Fame of Cervantes.  The enormous number of proverbial sayings in "Quixote" had  much to do with the success of the  book, especially in England and  France, at a time when theapoth-  egm and maxim were a favorite  literary form, and, quite apart from  the inexaustible fund of humorous  action contained in the work, San-  cho's sententious dicta made" the  novel as a collection of proverbs  alone worth perservation.  As in   the case of so   many  of  F. S. Clements  DOMINION AND PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR.  Room 16  K-W-C Block  Frank  Fletcher  provi_:--aj_ land surveyor  Lands and Mineral Claims Surveyed  and Crown Granted  I*. O. Box 563      Office: Kootenay St. Nelson  IOHN Mc LATCH IE  Domi nion and  Provincial  Land Surveyor  Cor.  Stanley and Victoria, Nelson  NOTICE.  Notice Ik hereby irlven thnt 60 days nfter  date I Intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission  lo purcliase the followingdoseilhed lands:���  Commencing at a post planted at thc southeast eorner of lot 43%, group 1, Kootenay,  thence west 82.22 chains along the southern  boundary of lot. 4395 to the eastern boundary  of lot 222, group 1. Kootenuy, thence soutli  along the eastern boundary of said lot 222 n  distance of -IU chains, thenco east 32.22 chains  to the western boundary of lot 30C, group 1,  Kootonay, thence north 40 chains along the  western boundary of said lot 300 to tho point  of commencement, containing 130 acres more  or lesB.  Dated the 9th day of November, 1905.  TUOMAS GUKBNWOOD.  better off than the man who gets up  early" is a bit of worldly experience  that comes home even now to many  a doubter as to whether we "get our  deserts" while Cromwell's "Trust  God and keep your powder dry"  was anticipated by Sancho's " Pray  to God. but hammer away." Another shrewd piece of observation  Shakespeare's apothegms, hundreds from the same source might save  of Sancho Panza's sayings have be-; manv a tradesman from loss to this  come so much a part of our common 'day, " He who does not mean to  speech  as  to   sound   almost   trite pay does not haggle about  price,"  when we stumble across them on  the printed page. "Diligence is  the mother of success" seems ob-  yious enough, but the man who  first enshrined it iu speech was a  genius.    "He whom God helps is  and the homely scrap of philosophy  in which Sancho warns-the world  against stretching out the leg farther than the sheet that covers it is  as necessary and pertinent now as  it ever was.  Christmas Holidays  We are now Showing a Full Selection of X'mas Presentation Goods-and owing to Contemplated Changes in our Business on January ist, 1906, we are offering ��� the whole of our  Stock of  Fancy Goods,  Toys,   Sundries,  Books and  Chinaware  AT.  CLEARING PRICES  It is not too Early Now to Make  your Selection of  We GUARANTEE LOWER PRICES than Ever Before Of  fered in Kootenay:  Books  A stock of $5500 of well selected  books of every description at discounts' ranging from io per cent  to 50 per cent off the usual prices.  Six hundred copies of current  fiction, comprising some of the  big sellers of the past two years.  Regular $1.50 Books at 75 cents,  each.  Chi  maware  Our stock in this line comprises  some of the finest goods made,  such as  . ROYAL CROWN DERBY  ROYAL WORCESTER  ROYAL DAULTON  MINTON  GOPELAND, ETC.  Also the cheaper lines.    If  interested call in and get some of the  bargains we are offering.  Fancy Goods  This line we are determined to  clear out at any price. The stock  is new and good���too good, in  fact, for the demand, and we are  * going to sell it at prices lower  than the cheap stuff. The goods  are now being opened up at  our store.  -A-ll I^ra-raied Pictures a,t a, Straight  Discount of 30 per cent off Marked. Prices. W^J-tairiJta w�� jaIii. j-.,.m  THE HELSOti ECONOMIST  SMOKE  THE,   CELEBRATED  BRIAR   PIPES.  co  LU  a.  <  c  z  Q  <  LU  LU  I  r-  O  LU  2  o  0)  W. A Thurman  Depot for Briar Pipes, Nelson  Corner Mill arid Josephine Sts.  Are you Drinking my  If you are not���you're not in  line���for most people are. I'm  selling pounds and pounds to outside people and the largest part  of it goes to regular customers in  town.  ��� Do you think tliey would continue to buy tbeir Tea if it wasn't  all I claim ? Better get a trial  lot of it. Get up now and Phone  19 and tell Joy to send a pound  at once.  Joy's Cash Grocery  T110NE10  ��������� :����������������������� ������������������������������^������������v �����������������������������������������������������������������������  CUT GLASS  is always a delight to the eye, aud  makes a most useful  present. ��� j  Our stock contains Spoon Trays, Bon bon Dishes, Berry Bowls, ���  J Decanters and Bottles of all kinds, Celery and Mayonaise Dishes,  4  Salt and Pepper Sets, Etc.     The goods have just arrived and are  the Finest we have ever shown.    Marked at tbe Closest Prices.  If you want anything in. this line we cannot fail'to suit you.  GRAND CLEARANCE SALE  d.O. PATENAUDE  Jeweller, Watchmaker and Optician.    'Phone 293.  ������ >+f>4++4++++4++++++++ + ++++++44+++ �����������������������������������������������<  Nelson  Opera House  4 Nights Commencing  MONDAY; DEC. 11  The Famous  J  Under the Management of Wm. Cranston  .'Monday, Dec. 11, John Philip Sousa'a "El Capitan."  Tuesday, Dec. 12, "The Bohemian G-irl/' y  Wednesday, JDec. 13, Gilbert and Sullivan's "Mikado'"    ������ ���-��� ���  Thursday, Dec. 14, "The Telephone,Girl." ;. .  Regular Prices  Reserved Seat Sale opens. Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 10  a/Jm. at Rutherfords.' Excursion,Rates from:Ymir,  Slocan and Sandon. .1   A      ���)������/��� .��� Ao-,  For Women   and  Children  $2.25 Kid Gloves for $1-50  $2.00 Kid Gloves for..'. $1-25  $1.50 Kid Gloves for $1.00  $1-25 Kid Gloves for 75  $3.50 Corsets for $2.50  $3.00 Corsets for $2.00  $2.00 Corsets for.. $'-25  $1.50 Corsets for $1.00  $r.oo Corsets for     .65  .75 Corsets for     .50  Children's Waists, 35c to 65c.  75c Merino for 60c.  50c Veiling for 25c.    We have this  in all colors.  A splendid line of insertions at half  price.  For Men and Boys  $3.50 Stiff Hats for $2.50  $3 00 Stiff Hats for $2.00  $5.00 Soft Hats for $3-5��  $4.50 Soft Hats for $3-oo  $3.50 Soft Hats for $2.00  $2 00 Soft Hats for.... $1.00  Men's and Boys' Caps at half price.  Men's Gloves  reduced from. $2.50  to $1.50.  Men's Gloves reduced  from $2.00  to $1.25.  Men's Gloves reduced from $1.25  to 75c.  Men's and Boys' Sweaters at cost.  Men's 65c Ties for 40c.  Men's 50c Ties for 25c.  Millinery  The very latest styles in Trimmed  Hats at actual cost, $4.50 to $15.  Ready to Wear Plats at 75c, $1, $2,  and $2.50 each.  Children's Hats, Bonnets and Caps  at COST.  PRED  IRVINE  CO..   LIMITED.  BAKER STREET  GENERAL NEWSo  In answer to an inquiry, it may  be said that the advertising space  in The Daily Vidette will be  contracted for at the rate of $1.50  per inch per month. A ^reasonable  .reduction will be made'for spaces  over three inches.  family   its   sincere' sympathy  their loss. '  in  ���  earin  All Kinds of Furniture, Carpets, Linoleums, Crockery, Etc.  ty  Complete   House  Furnishers  o Funeral Directors, Em bairn ers  Dr. J: H. "Hamilton, superintendent of Arrowhead Hospital, is  spending a few days in the city,  before taking a trip east, which  will include a visit to. Toronto,  Montreal arid New York city. The  doctor promptly subscribed for The  DAILY VlDETTE.o  -Vancouver-has a strange poison-,  ing case. Two weeks.ag.o, Thomas  Jackson took a dose of Epsom salts  in some beer, and immediately manifested all the signs, of strychnine  poisoning. His wife swallowed  some beer out of the same bottle  and exhibited similar symptoms.  Jackson died, but the wife lived.  It has been shown that there was  poison in Jackson's stomach, but  there is nothing to show that the  wife suffered from anything worse  than hysteria. Now tbe authorities are eudeavoring to solve the  mystery, aud it looks as if one or  more arrests will be made.  Of the Roscian Opera Company,  which comes here for four nights  oh December nth, the Manitoba  Free Press says: " The first gun iti  the Roscian Comic Opera Company's engagement was fired last  night when,Claude; Amsden, "Carolyn Lum.t Frank Walters, Hazel  Davenport,, Hilliard Campbell,  Jeanne Palmer and a host of pretty  girls frolicked into the auditorium,  iu John Philip Sousa's famous  opera, El Capitan. , They were  greeted by an audience of over 2500  people and settled down to what  promises to prove a pleasant: and  profitable: engagement.   El Capitan  LETHBRIDG  $7.50 Per Ton  Delivered  All orders must be accompanied by ca��h and Bhould be forwarded  either personally or by mail to the office of  W. P. TIERNEY, GENERAL AGENT  Trade Marks  Designs  Copyrights &c.  Anyone Bending a sketch and description may  aulctly ascertain onr opinion freo whether an  invention is probably pnlentablo. ConinnmlCB-  Uonsatrictlyeonailontfal. HANDBOOK on Pateuu  sent free. Oldest aeoncy for necuniippatcnw.  Fntents taken through 31 mm * Co. receive  rpcdal notice, without clinreo, in the  Scientific jftttericatt.  A handsomely lllnstrateJ weekly. Largest circulation of any scientific journal. Terms. $3 a  yenr: four months, ��L Sold brail newsdealers.  MUNN & Co aeiBroadwa,. ftew York  _3ra_c_ Offlco- 625 V 8t- Washlnaton.��. C.  Notice.  Notice Is hereby Riven that 80 dnys nff.cr  date I Intend In upply to the Chief CmnnilK-  idonerof Lnniit* arid Works nt Victnrln. for  permission to rui-eli'ise the following described binds In West Kootenay:  Commencing at a mist marked J. T. Greenwood, S. W. post, planted at the north went  corner of lotft'llK) (Campbell), thenee norlli IS)  i-hnins; thenco eust.h|0 chnins; theneo south  M chains; thenco bjick ton point, of commencement, containing 8<> acres more or less.  Dated at Kelson, this 13th day of October,  UU>.'. AA-  J. T. aa__KWoop,  There were many sineete expressions of sorrow among his old  friends in Nelson when the news of  the death of Charles Esplin, sr.. of  Winnipeg, reached here The deceased possessed remarkable ability  in more than one direction.' His  knowledge of mechanics was exhaustive, and many of his inventions are now being used in mills  all over the continent. The Esplin  Band Mill was a clever invention,  which the inventor could have sold  at one time for $50,000. Mr. Esplin  was also wldly known as a contributor to the public press, his  letters signed ''Thistle," which  appeared in the"Mbntreal Gazette"  in the late 70's. being a powerful  arraignment of the Mackenzie government's system of building public  works. His death will be deeply  regretted by many, and The Economist  extends   to   the   bereaved  itself is all that a comic opera is  supposed to be and a great deal  more. It stands at the head of its  class, undeniably bright^ musicaliy,  witty and smart in dialogue.  Claude Amsden plays.the,title role  and plays it well. ' The part is  unique in* >. construction, and  Amsden's conception of it is clever.  There was always a laugh when he  was on the stage and he was on the  stage most of the time. Some; of  his ��� antics were sidesplitting and  kept the house in roars of merriment. Miss Carolyn Lum developed a voice of exceptional sweetness and cultivation and Miss  Hazel Davenport as the Princess  Marghanza made one of the pronounced hits of the performance.  Miss Jeanne Paltrier lobked'winsome  and pret'.y. Mr. Frank Walters  has lost none of his remarkable  tones'and as Count Heruando Var-  rado his work showed the artist,  Mr. Hilliard Campbell's opportunity  came only in the last  act  and  the  ANECDOTAL.  A school teacher instructing her  classes in grammar wrote this sentence on the board for correction :  "The horse and the cow is in' the  lot." No one seemed to know what  was^wrongtfwith^it.-tilUatalast-a  polite little boy raised his. hand.  "What is it, Johnny?" asked the  teacher. "You should put the lady  first," corrected Johnny.  An Irishman, accompanied by a  priest, was recently traveling by  train when two fat ladies entered,  seating themselves one on each side  of Pat, nearly crushing him. His  '���riverence" shyly asked. "Are you  sure you're' comfortable, Pat?"  Pat looked first on oue side, then  the other, anddrolly replied,"Faith,  then, I haven't much room to  grumble."  __-_Tuk e ji^t ijL^tlmt-Lsh al f hoi dj^  vision and Appeal under the ���" Assessment  Act, 190H".for the Nelson Assessment District,  on Mouduy, December 18th. 1905, tit Ihe hour  ol 10.80 In the forenoon,.in the Government  Agent's oliiee, in the Court House, in the City  of Nelson.  W..A. .Towbtt,  Judge of the Court of Revision nud Appeal,  ���        Nelson Assessment District.  Dated, Nelson, li. C, Nov. aotli, 1U05.  Two young latdies were walking  home from church one evening,  and as it was very dark, though  there were, plenty of stars, a boy  with a; lantern had been sent to  accompany them. One of them  looking up at the sky remarked,  "Where is Orion's Belt? I can  generally   find   it,   but  to-night I  little singing he had to do will make' can't see it." Small -Boy (quickly):  any audience wish to hear himj "'Shall'I hold up the lantern for  in more pretentious roles. The : you, miss?"  chorus  is a strong  feature.'   The  women   were all pretty   and were  handsomely costumed.    The whole  A gentleman was recently visiting  a lunatic asylum and was asked by  performance was smooth and the manager if he would like to see  breezy and the management can the motor ward. On the gentleman  congratulate themselves on making replying in the affirmative thema'ti-  a popular hit." I ager conducted him to a long room.  :'   ''        - ���  . ,���_' iu which was a. row of beds with  out, however, any patients in 'them.'  JOS PRINTING AT  The visitor theti asked, "Where ai# ^manager, "they are underneath the  THE ECONOMIST all the patients?"    "Oh" said the  YMIR LICENCE DISTRICT.  Notice Is'hereby given that W. E. Gosnell,  has made application under the provisions of  tho "Liquor Licence Act. 19U0," for a hotel  licence Ior tho Grove hotel, at. Fairview, und  thut a meeting of the Board of Licence Commissioners of the YmlrLiccnco District, will  be held to consider sueh application, at, the  Court House, at the City or Nelson, on Saturday, the thirteenth day of December, 1905, at  the hour of ton o'clock in the forenoon.  W. Jl. Jiui.-ncK-WKUsricn,  Chief Licence Inspector.  Chief Constable's Ollice, Nelsou,  6th December, 1005.  10 HN Mc LATCH IE  Dcmtmcn end  Provincial  Land Surveyor  Cor.   Stanley and Victoria, Nelson  NOTICK.  Notice is hereby given that GO days nfter  date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission  to purchase the followingdcsciibed lands:���  Commencing ata post plnnted at the southeast corner of lot 439(5, gioup 1, Kootenay,  thence west 82.22 chains along' the southern  boundary of lot 4395 to the eastern boundary  of lot 222, group 1. Kootenay, thence soutii  along the eastern boundnry of said lot 222 a  distance of 40 chains, thence east 32.22 chains  to'the western boundary of lot 306, group 1,  Kootenay, thenee north.40 chains along the  western boundary of snjd lot 306 to the point  of commencement, containing 130 acres more  or less. ,  Dated the 0th day of November, 1905.  Thomas Gkeknwood.  beds tinkering with the springs."  Notice is hereby given that the uhdormen-  tiohedpersorisiiave-inadoappircsitlohunder  the provisions of tlie -"Liquor Licence Act,  1910,'i'or jotel licences at the places set opposite tlieir respective names :  .     ���  Joseph Walker, iiussell Hotel, Kitchener.  John Marshall, MiirshuU Hotel, Kitchener.'  John lilaucliurd. "Northern Hotel, Salmo.  William Gray, Salmo Hotel, Kaliiio.  George Munro, Munro Hotel, Creslou..  k>. J. Miller, Creston Hotel, Creslon.     .  Fred Adie, Fort.Slieppai'd Hotel, Wanota.  ' Kohert Wood, Thistle Hotel, Granite.  T. 'j. _ rocter, Outlet, Hotel, Progtor.  Mrs. Josephine Mclican, Mersey Hotel,  Eric.  C."15. Burgess, Edna Hotel. Patterson.  Owen Buyer, Vancouver Hotel, Ymir.  Mitchell Tult, Palace Hotel. Ymir. ' '    '  ). W, Mastcrson, Ymir Hotel, Ymir.  1". M. l'eters. !jt. Chanes Hotel, Ymir.  l'Mnlay McLeod, McLeod Hotel, Ymir.  John Urcaii, Cosmopolitan Hotel, Ymir.  G. a. Coleman, Waldorf Hotel, Yinlr.  Samuel ili tier, Miller Hotel, Ymir.  J. M. Klcliurdson, transfer to _,ouisa E. Mc-  Peak.SIUar Hotel, Sldar.  J. J-i. Smith, tvuoteuuy Falls Hotel, Slocan  Junction.  Kred Hoyer, Valley Hotel, near Ymir.  A meeting ol'the Hoard of Licence Commls-  missloners of the Ymir Licence District will  he held to ccnslder such applications, at the  Court House, at tlio City of Nelson, on thc  llitecnth day of December, 1905, uttho hour of  ten o'clock ln the morning.  Vi. II. JtUI.I.OCK-WEIISTKU,  Chief Licence Inspector.  Nelson, 24th November, 1905.  Tenders V\fanted for the Purchase of ��  Mineral Claim:   ���  Tenders addressed to the undersigned, at  his ollice in thc Court House, in the. City of  Nelson, \viirb"e~re*Jelve& iiptlll tlie hour of tlvo^  o'clock on the afternoon of Monday, December tlie 18th. 1905, l'or the purchase of the  "Hhoderlck Dim" Mineral Claim, Lot 1493,  which was declared forfeited to the Crown at  the Tax Sale held In the City of Itosshuid, on  the 7th day of November, 1904, for delinquent  taxes up till June 30th.1904, and costs.  The upset price upon the said mineral  claim, Which Includes the.amouut of delinquent taxes and costs at tho time of forfeiture,  together with Interest upon the same atthe  rate of 0 per cent per annum, tuxes wtiich  have since accrued, and fee for Crown Grant,  is 8114.75, which is tho least amount Unit will  bo accepted as a tender.  Each tender must be accompanied by an  accepted cheque, payable to the order of the  Deputy Commissioner of Lands and \V ��rka,  at par ln Victoria, for the amount tendered.  MO-RUT A. KKNWIOK,  Government Agent,  Nelson, B.C.  Dated at Nelson, B.C., this 7th day of November, 1905.  NOTICE.  Take notice that sixty days after date I intend to npuly to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and works for permission to purchase  the following described lands, situate on the  cast bank of the Columbia Kiver:  Commencing ata post on the east bank of  the Columbia Kiver and parallel Willi the  north end line of M. Carroll's pre-emption;  thenee north 60 chains to post No. 2, theuce  west 20 chains to post No. 3, thence north .60  chains to post jn0.4, thence east 40 chains to  postNo. 5, theuco south 00 chains to post No.  6, thence east 20 chains to post No. 7, thence  south CO chains to post No 8, thence west 40  chains to post No. I or point of beginning.  MlT.ES CAKKOI.Ii, Applicant.  Dated November 6th, 1905. ' u  Land  Notice.  Notice ishereby given thatROdays afterdate  I.lntendto apply to the Hou. Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission  to purchase the following described lands:���  Commencing at a post planted on the west  boundary of the Canadian Pacific Railway,  half a mile south of Sullivan Creek, West  Kootenay district, marked "I". C. 'fireman's  S.'B. Corner," thence running west40 chains;  thence north '10chains: thenco east 40 chains,  moro or Itsa, to the Canndian Pacific Railway  right-of-way; thence following said rightrot-  way southerly 40 chains, more or less, tothe  place of beginning; containing 160 acres, more  or less.  Dated the 29th. day of September, 1905.  _'. C. Txrkman.  Tenders Wanted for the Purchase of a  Mineral Claim.  Tenders addressed to the undersigned, nt  ills otlico In th'. Courti House, In the City of  Nelson, will bo received up till the hour of five  o'clock on the afternoon of Monday, December the IStli, 19U5, for the purchase of the  "Mountain Chief" Mineral Claim, Lot 2393.  which was declared forfeited to the Crown at  the Tax Sale held In the City of Hossland, on  the 8th day of November, 1904, l'or delinquent  taxes up till June 30th, 1904, and costs.  The upset price upon the said mineral  claim,1 which includes the amount of delinquent taxes and costs at the time of forfeiture, together with interest upon the same  at the rate of 0 per cent per annum, taxes  whieli have-since accrued, and fee for Crown  Grant, Is S76.46, which is the least amount thut  will be accepted.  Each tender msut be accompanied, by an,  accepted cheque, payable to the order of the  Deputy Commissioner of Lands and Works,  at par in Victoria, for tlie amount tendered. .  ltOBKBT A. KKNWICK,-  '  Government Agent,  Nelsou, B. C.  Dated at Nelson,  B.C., this 7th day of November, 1905.  ~     rrr' NOTICE.  Sixty days after date I intend to apply to  the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works  for permission to purchnset.he hereinafter described tract of land: Commencing at a post  placed at the southwest comer of lot. 4216, G. 1,  thence -10 chains north to northwest of  lot4210, G.l, thence 20 chalnB east, thence 20  eliains north, thence 40 chains west, thonce 60  chains south on bounuary ol lot 7244, G.l,  thence Si chains east to pointof commencement, 160 acres. ^  Hakot.p Sei.ous.  Neteon, B. C, ISth November. 190&.

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