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 n.  ���y'' '-Aa.-'S  - yyM  .' '- ~..<'&Tk-,_  ���A   *Cr,':,S'K*i  ���'!''   A  ' -[iii.  VOLUME  VII.  ews of tlie  mes  i  In the Mining Journal of London of  November 23, IMS. is:i comprehensive  article on tlie prospects of Uritisli.'.Columbia and tlie Isnrtli-Wtsl. A ftcr reference made to the iwiiiy changes that  have taken place in tlie Nortli-West  Territories of.Canada during lliu last  couple of years, tbe following is what  is said concerning British Columbia :  The probable eflofit upon Uritisli  Columbia of this great developmeutof  the Territories is ji question worthy of  consideration- It can hardly bo otherwise than beneficial.- The Province is  not and will never, lo any great extent,  be a country'bf agriculture, though in  particular districts its fertility "is jin-  surpossed ; it' will rather supply a  market for the products of the North-  West. With a nearer source of supply  and increased means of cnnmiuuicalion  the cost of living ought lo diminish.  The Territories should in turn'supply  a market, and a vulliable one, for the  Province ; indeed, the demand for timber for the construction of houses has  already had a marked effect on tho output of lumber from the const sawmills,  and iu no small degree accounts for the  rapidprogressmadeby Vancouver City  during the past year. Bub the influence of the rise of the sister terrilorv  will be more tir-roaching. The great  udustry of Jjiilish. Columbia is, and  ought still more to''bo, mining���her  great export, minerals. Hitherto sue.  cess in this direction lias been icturded  by two factors above all others���in  sufficiency of laborers, and consequently exorbitant wayo;, and, secondly,, instability ofCoveniLucnt. Up-'  ou the second of these inji-iious^ conditions the" fliHng up of the" North-  West can have buta vory-remote eii'ect,  but upoifthc former the effect should  be very considerable.- The rrovincc  has been, to a certain degree, isolated ;  the enormous length of tlie journey,'  its expense, ignorance of the country  ,-arid its conditions, exaggerated ideas  of the expense of living, have" all ,ol  them contributed to prevent any freo  movement of working iuc:i IVom Uir-  rope to British Columbia, despite the  high 'rate' of wagea.. prevail ing there,  while Asiatic labor, inpre.especially for  purposes of mining, is excluded by  rigidolaws.      Ayhen,Aimbh,ci*1:.ltho^  neighboring territories, soon no doubt  to be a sister province, or provinces,  contain'a large population, attracted  from'Europe and the United States by  every inducement which' the Govern-  can offer, there ���will undoubtedly be a  considerable overflow into lhe older  province. .'.The'climate.of lho North-  West is health ful. unci lolcnible, but is  far from being so gi>od as that from  across the nioutitiuus ; men tire of  farm life, and their statural course is to  ���the.-west;!''When it- is remembered  that the num ber of new settlors already  exceeds, in all probability, lhe whole  population of .'British Columbia,-, the  importance of any such ��� movement can De estimated uud it will  be no long time before it will become  an appreciable gain 1o the province.  Tho second grand disadvantage  which has retarded British Coltiiiibian  enterprise-has been the ���unstable Government. Though rigidly divided into  Liberals and v'Conservatives fur .'the  purposes of   Dominion   polities,   ivud  "represented at Ottawa .by slaiinch par'y  representatives, Ilio. ���jieople of the  Province have'until lately ejected Uieir  own  ProvincialLegLslature   0:1  non:  ���party lines. The theory was''excellent": let the best .111011 guide-"ihe.  affairs of "'the'''country apart from 'Tiiere.  party strife,'but iii'-pritelioj the: 'reiiilt  was little less than ife-.istrous.- Unbound by any. ���spk'it of party. 'ovaIty,  and having no fundamental difFerence*;  or policy, neither Government irfTrOp-  If the Government found itself in danger of an adverse vote, a little persuasion or the adoption of some measure pleasing to a political locality,  would win over a vote or two, sufficient in so small a House to give a  precarious majority. Thus weak governments staggered on, unable to pass  really useful measures, "and driven to  pass questionable ones'at the demand'  of some small faction. Industry was  hampered and capital driven from the  country. The general election has  changed this system ; party lines have  been adopted, and for the future there  is every likelihood that governments  will be more stable and policies less  vague. The situation bf. the Province  is therefore a hopeful one, and the effect of the renewed confidence is seen  iu expanding industries, a rise in land  values iu the principal cities, and. a  more hopeful feeling-iu raining circles.  There is every reason to believe that  the Far West will participate, more  and more, in the steady advance of  Canadian prosperity.  EVENTS AND GOSSIP   L  E  <ocal and X rovincial  ---*./  BOUNDARY MINING NOTES.  Phoenix Pioneer.  . This.wcck the Athelstan began shipping to the Gr.iubj- smeller.  The .tracklayers on , the Brooklyn  mine spur havoabout half the work of  laying steel ilpro, and.all the ties are  distributed.  Late hist week and early this week  fortunate holders of Granby shares in  .the Boundary received their first dividend cheilites.'  ' All six of the blast furnaces are running steadily' at the Granby smelter,  and aplen,iful supply of coke is being  leceivedywhich is also the case at the  Mother Lode smeller.  Owing lo the shut down of the  Boundary Fulls smelter, the Oro De-  iio-o stopped shipping for a few days,  but is now sending ore to tha Granby  smeller for a time.  The heading of the No. -t tunnel of  the. Granby mines is now in nearly 100  foot from the -portal. The blasts,.when  set on",'Shake"up the p.xpert typographers of the Pioneer force a little.  SLOCAN MINING NOTES.-.  Slocan Drill.  The Hewitt is employing 15 men.  The Last Chance will pay a big  dividend before spring. ������ '��� .  Tlie new cable for the Ivanhoo/tram  arrived in during.the week. It weighed  12 tons;  , .Silverton. people .lire again looking  for the operation of the Galena Farm  property. A -  The Province,.on'.the south fork of  Kaslo, sliipjied its first'carload of ore  last'week.' ... ~   'o. * ���  The returns 011 the Ottawa shipment  were up to the .expectations and decidedly pro li table. -  Shipments are to be: resumed from  t'he'IIewilt,.in the upper workings of  which has been encountered a large'  body of shipping ore.. ������-.'.  : The'.'drift, 0:1 the east ���vei.iKof the  Ottawa; is ���getting; in to the. big ore  chute,' though lhey have been working  on shipping stiifl'righ t along.'  There has been seme interest manifested in municipal -milters during the week. It was believed that  .inasmuch as the old mayor and council had not done  anything for which they could be severely censured,  it might be just as well to let thetn. all go back by acclamation. Particularly was this-the case with regard to Mayor Rose. It is generally conceded that,  he lias been an economical mayor, and as tbe'office  bas cost him something both in time and. money; it  was thought tbat he at least should have a chance to  play even. This was the opinion of a large number*  ofthe electors.    However, it is not to be.  Aid. John Irving has aspirations, and nothing,  short of the mayor's chair will satisfy his -vaulting  ambition. His claim on tbe office is that he has-  s erved the city three years in the capacity of alderman,.and that this' alone entitles him to the exalted  office of mayor.  It was Aid. John Hamilton's idea  that the present  mayor and council should  be  returned unopposed/  but when Aid. Irving announced himself as a candidate for mayor, tbe alderman from the west ward felt  if the office was lo go by seniority of service in the.  7  city council he should have something to say''about  it. Therefore, Aid. Hamilton has offered himself-for  the .mayor's chair.  Aid. ' Hamilton has represented the West ward for  several.years at tbe council board, and the fact that his  election was practically conceded every year as soon  as he announced himself, is the best kind of evidence  that he has been a faithful representative. If ex-"'  perietice and faith ful ^service count for anything.-Jolif.  Hamilton should be elected. But the men best qualified to hold office are not always elected in Nelson.  There are several new m en out for aldermen. As  the list is not yet complete, it would be a little premature to make selections, or enumerate the qualifications of the various candidates.  Just, now there is con siderable discussion in the  east as to how far a man who makes long prayers can  be trusted. The controversy ' has arisen over the  smash-up oi a saving's loan company, wh'ch took the  savings'of many   poor   people, promising a higher  rate~ol ~interes"t~~tbau could^b^^bf^in^d^Ise^here;  The manipulator of the company is a'man who is  well known in connection with religious work in the  city in which the company carried on business.  He went to chapel,'sang praises, and made long  prayers ; he subscribed to every fnnd for the propagation of sanctimony ; he had the manner of one whose  piety overspread all things, and even kept him at devotion while his dinner spoiled. He actually went  the length, it is said, of opening business meetings  with, prayer, as it were to blunt lhe edge of his roguery.  e nds lived a life of luxury and professed the most  :c onsistent "'piety, while he was swindling right aud  left, and perpetrating one- fraud quickly on the head  of another. In this complex civilization there is  great scope for smart scoundrels ; there are many disreputable fellows iu our business world who .live by  cheating tbe'unwary, and so nearly allied are fraud  and honesty in seme phases of business that it is  hard indeed to get them under tbe heavy hand of  the law.  All the hotels gave extra dhmere yesterday.  The Terpslchorean Club held another  pleasant dance at the Open House last  evening.  A Kansas girl attending Vassar College sends the  Journal the following excerpt from what the students  of that institution call ''The Domestic Euclid."  Definitions :  . 1. All boarding-houses are the "same boarding-  house. ���  2. Boarders in the same boarding-house and on  the same'flat are equal to one another.  3. A single room is that which hath no parts and  no magnitude.      - -  .4. The .landlady of tbe boarding-house is a parallelogram���that is, an-oblong figure that cannot be described,'and is equal to anything.    .  5. A wrangle Is the disinclination to each other of  two boarders that meet together but are not ou the  same floor.  6. All the other rooms being taken, a single room  is said to be a double room.  Postulates aud aropositions :  i. A pie may be produced any number of times.  2. The landlady may.  be reduced to  her'lowest  terms by a series of propositions.  .37" A bee-line may  be made, from any .boarding-  hyuse to any'.other boarding?house,.  . - -.   ���  --      ���>  4. The clothes of a  boarding-house bed, stretched  e ver so far both ways, will not meet.  5. Any two meals at a boarding-bouse are together  less than one square feed.  6. Oh the same bill and on the same side of it  there should not be two charges for the same thing.  7. If there be two boarders on the same floor, and  the amount of side bf one be equal to the amount of  side of the other, and the wrangle, between the one  bcarder and the landlady be equal to the wrangle be-  -tween the landlady and the other boarder, then shall  'the weekly bills of the,two boarders be equal. For if  not,-let one bill be the greater, then the other bill is  lessjthan it might have been, which j-1 absurd.  The fire and life insurance of the late  T. M. Ward has been;taken over by T.  G. Proctor.  Everything will be in readiness in a  few days, to install the machinery in  the new foundry.  ���Rev. Mark G. Pearse, the celebrated  English orator and lecturer, will visit  the coast cities shortly.  Wholesale men of Nelson report that  business has never been better than at  the present time.  il  -.- il  The machinery for the new shingle'  mill is now on the ground, and will be  placed in position as soon as the building Is completed.  t Now the Provincial Mining Association needs money. In tbis respect the  Association is not alone.  It is reported thatvG. H, Barnbart  will resume his old position of superintendent of tne Ymir mine.  John Burns has secured the contract  for the erection of a building for tho  Hall Mines smelter similar to the one  recently destroyed bv fire.   -  *- j*1  ���rP-V'ji  ''f"7_  !'    Vh  a, ' A/y.  r .--'i  ���-  7      *. V :  '. Z {���' ^ij1  - ."���"-fKS  jv 5."*-'a|  J ''A'^t  The children of St. Saviour's held  their annual Christmas tree festival in  the Success Club rooms Tuesday evening  Joseph Ganner and hia wife, of Nanaimo, died within a few hours of each  other last Saturday., They had been  married forty years, and grief killed  the aged wife.  M, ]��. ^lodgers, manager of the  Niofcle Pkte'mine, is talking of build-  ing a smelter atHedley, if the Government will give him a site on the Indian*. Reserve.' If not he will build  across the lino.  Thus did he impose on those who will trust any  man if he only interlard his speech with texts and  devout aspirations. They trusted him as a man of  exemplary lighteousness, merely because he stood in  the market place, and called all to mark the amplitude of his piety. They gave their money by the  ������million .into'his care ; they took their poor savings  irom safe places and put them in his hands, betanse,  they said, he is a good man.  Of the many things for which the citizens of Nelson, have .reason to congratulate themselves., perhaps the greatest is tbe method by which  the Daily News observed the New Year. Yesterday  morning's issue ofthatpaper was one ofthe best productions of the character ever issued in British Columbia. It certainly will.dp a great deal in the'way*'of  making known the,resources of the interior, and we  hope those who will benefit most by this, haye seen  to it that the enterprising publisher of the News has  not losl anything by his undertaking.  Monday, January 11, the Olympia Opera company  begins a six nights' engagement at the Opera House.  This organization comes to Nelson well recommended,  but it is doubtful if there will be much 'improvement  on the productions given by the local operatic company. As we are not often visited by travelling  opera companies, it is.safe to predict that the Olympia singers will have no. reason 'to ' complain of their  reception. ��� ���  They   took him at his own   valuation as  he knew  Kaslo .lcootenaaih./- they  would, and filled his coffers with their stores.  ..X.nowelwtrie'.lviLit lias been: put in; Then he juggled" and" manipulated the affairs of these  N.6.-6 Iv.unel'uf the IV.v'no.    ��� I     ���,.���i ���. ��� ,    .       , , .,   ,  ���        - I wreiched companies so audaciously tbat while he was  The Reco:recommenced shipping last1  week and sent out two" ears of ore-to!  theiiall Siincs fc'mtlier.  /M. J.  IIa!*iiii and Tom llawcs, lessees ofthe Whitewater, expect to make!  position had any suilicicnt cohesion, a shipment within a short time.  i''enriched lhe others  were  ruined  by thousands, and  j misery was spread into homes which net till then had  known want.  \     Tbe  clever i^'pocrile, heedless of all but his own  . Statistics as tp;.tbe, ..number.who "swore'off" are  hot forthcpming-.-but-it.'is safe to assume that it will  not fall far short o f that of former }-ears.  At a convention of the Liberal-  Labor Party, held in Nanaimo tbis  week, Mr. Ralph Smith, M. P., was  the unanimous choice as a caudidate  for the Commons at the forthcoming  Federal elections.  Mrs. Geo. "W. Steel, who was reported as seriously ill during the earlier  part of the week, has fmproved somewhat during the past few days.  :y-  ���" ,*> ~ 1  Another one of those pleasant dances  was given at the Success Clab gymnasium Wednesday night. The arrangements were almost perfect  Hon. J. Fred Hume entertalned'the  news boys and messenger boys at ft  banquetat the Hume New Year'seven-  ing. The boys voted Mr. Hume a  generous hoat  Fred Irvine <fc Co. are advertising:  another big sale.    Their annual stocktaking begins in January, and during,  -tbe month there will be special reductions in many lines.        -> -.  ���        .-^JHT   ,  '''.-Si*  '.r^.i-..-.,.  .. 7;' -V  Mr. Robert Hedley, superintendent  of the Hall Mines smelter, was presented with an address and an ebony  gold-headed cane, on New Year's eve,  as a token of tbe good will of the.em-  ployees.  From Kamloops comes the report  that the road leading to Coal Hill  gives evidence of activity in mining  operations.   Load after load is being  takenaupto ihe-3roB=Mask=everyndtty,  consisting of machinery and lumber.  Work will be commenced on the new-  buildings as soon as tbe material is on  t he ground.  Harry Rrackraan, founder and president of theBjackman-KerMillingCo.,  passed away Wednesday morning at  Victoria. Mr. Brackman had been iiil-  ing for the past several years, and  spent a number of months in California last winter with beneficial results.  It was his intention to do the same  this year. On Sunday evening last,  however, he was taken suddenly ill,  and died at about 7:30 o'clock Wedn.esr  day morning. His demise ia attributed  to heart failure.  Mrs. D. W. Barnum, of Victoria,  celebrated the hundredth anniversary  of her birth last Tuesday. She has  living twenty-seven grandchildren and  forty great-grandchildren.. ���'  $���������  Mrs. W. A. Thurman met with a  painful accident yesterday. She  slipped on tbe sidewalk and broke ono  of the bones of her wrist.   Dr.  Hall  v. ���  set the broken limb, but it wiH'bo some  time before she will be able to use ber  arm.  -���i  Dennis Murphy, of Ashcroft, seems to be the favorite for the Liberal nomination in his constituency.  Over six hundred voters   registered  for   the .forthcoming muuicipal contest.  While no particulars as to the results  ofthe 'Provincial High School examinations are yet available for publica-  tjpn, sufficient is known in a general  way to declare tbat the results will  show raiher a remarkable variation of  comparisons throughout the Province.  Superintendent.Robinson, oi the Education Dejurt.i.e..t, the other day,informed a Colonist representative, lhat  Victoria stood exceptionally high, in  fact, it could hardly be better. On the  other hand, he regretted to say, Vancouver was exceptionally bad; in fact,  it could hardly be ranch worse. Another point worth noto is that the city  of Nelson schools have attained the  highest percentage of any schools in  Hie Province.  A convention of  the Conservative  partyof British Columbia is to be held  at Victoria during the   first week of  February, 1904.    The decision to call  this convention was reached at a meeting  held in Vancouver Monthly of a  quorum of the executive  of the Provincial      Conservative      AsswL-ition.  Hon. R. F. Green, Chief Coniiiilti.-HMK'r  of Lands and   Works,  Hon. Cliurli-a  Wilson, K. C, Attorney-General, Mr.  W. J. Bowser, lv. C. and other leaders  of the party, wore   prewar.      "The  object of the convention." said a gentleman who Was present���'* the'solu object of the  luctling  is to organize  for  the Dominion campaign.      it   is supposed" that there will be a general election  late in Fi'bniary.    So fir as anyone is now aware, the Vk-loria Convention will have nothing  whatever to do  with   provincial matter.-*, simply   because the latter require 110 attention aft  the present time.    There i-i no tr-alli  in those rumors uf the pos-iibiiity oCan  impending   smaxh  in  the  Pro\ jn��-i;d  Government.    l\\crylliing is itm-tt-Iitij-  along very smoothly, and  ntilly   the  convention  wilf ban?  nothing to ��n��  with  the   provinei.il phase of   J-aitJ?  politics."  v. I  >A 1  ��=-  ;v;A, r-.T*-  ���rirrts*!*��^tiP*��';t-^5T;V5V��a��: THE NELSON ECONOMIST  J^  i'��'  .' ������ * *  ':"-������ -vv  ���"�����  ~-*si,   ������ ���  IS- ��s  > ; .   \   *  The Economist  Published every Saturday uflcrn:*:! si  VKKSOS STllKKT. Sl'.I-7'IS, fi. i\  $i.oo Per Year in Advance  Advertising ra'.es made known on nimplication.  All changes in ailve.*Ustj..ients to Insure  insertion should reach this oiliee ��ol later  than Thursday ivt 12 o'clock.  AVlien change of JUldress Is required, U I*  4ctlrible llmtbolli the old address and th<  new l>c given.     *  Address ull coiiimunicallons. " I'-ibllMicr of  THE   iS'lSi-SON  KCONOMIST. NclsOIl. ]]. C."  EDITORIAL COMMENT.  ' Within a few days the Conservatives  of this constituency will aelect their  standard-bearer. Many names have  been mentioned in connection with  the honor, but the final bekctioii will  be determined next week. Many Conservatives have expressed a piererence  ���for Mr. W. A. Macdonald, Iv. C, but  that gentleman bus positively declined  toaccept the honor. Mr. II. &. Lennie  is a favorite with a larg-i number,  but be aUo prefers to confine his  attention to hid profession. Another  gentleman mentioned id Mr. lt. W.  2Je:ittie, of the Arrowhead Lumber  Co. Mr. Beattic has been in tlie Dominion House, having represented an  eastern constitucnuy for years, and is  said to be a fluent speaker. Perhaps  the person who is'niost spoken of in this  connection is Hon. Charles Mackintosh, for many years the representative  of Ottawa City in the Dominion  House of Commons. Sir. Mackintosh  would make a strong run, being well  and favorably known throughout the  constituency. No matter who secures  the nomination,.he will receive the undivided support of all true Conservatives. Incidentally, it nii^ht be mentioned there is no dispute as to  whether or not the proper authorities  . have called the convention  to he held  "on JaiiO.'-  In Ihe death of N. C. Seliou, British  Columbia journalism loses u shining  light. For years deceased was connected with the Vancouve/ jS'uws-Advertiser, in the capacity of associate  editor, itnd ably as istod Mr. Carter-  Cotton in making that publication one  of the leading papers of Western Can-  "ada. Quite-recently he became associate editor of the Victoria Colonial,  and was winning.laurels in. his new  sphere of operations ��� when Death  claimed him as a victim, lie leaves -..  widow, who will receive the sympathy  of newspaper men generally in her be  xcarement.  ..Britis.li Columbia   begins   the   new.  - year-with blighter prospects than any  other. Province    in . the,. Dominion.  ��� Everythine points to a year of unprecedented prosperity.   One, goo J   year  ��� jira mining country is better than N*n  . prosperous, years where agriculture is  the only source of wealth.  Another newspaper man litis put im  end to the eternal grind. -Andrew  l\ittullo, for many years publisher of  the' Woodstock'Sentinel Kuvlcw, com-  'jij'itted suicide last Tuesday in London,  ling. Ill-bcalUij due to overwork, wns  tbe c.ukje.  There seems to be something doing  in the way of candidates for municipal  honors. So far, there are understood  to be two candidates in the Held for the  office of mayor, and it is hinted that  there may be one or two nioie be foi c  nomination day.  With the dust flying on the si rcets  and the grass green in the gardens,  surely Nelson people can be excused  for regarding themselves blessed w hen  they read of the blizzards in   the cast.  Ihe Ontario Government has received a severe shock'in the defeat of  its candidate in North Rcnf-iev. lt  ���seems as if it was all in with Hon.  Geo. JEtotsa. I  We Print  Letter Heads,  Bill Heads,  Statements,  Note Heads,  Envelopes,  Business Cards  Dodgers,  Tags,  Etc., Etc., Etc.  e Economist  Complete Stock of Stationey  Orders by Mail Receive Prompt Attention.  VERNON   STREET,  NELSON,  B. C  j. E. ANNABLE  GENERAL BROKER  One seven-roomed house and  one three-room house  for rent.  Three   dwelling houses for sale rii easy terms  One Lot on    Stanley   street,   opposite R   cal  Hotel for sale at a bargain.  SEE ANNABLE  H; McGftMD, SHQEMAKER  Boots and Shoes made to order.; Invisible Patching  a Specialty. Only Union Men Employed. My stock  of fine ready-made work lowest pricedin the city.  NEELANDS' OLD STAND, BAKER S  JL r'ess  omment  XfuwAYwuinlnstcr Columbian.  It is refreshing to find that at last we  have a Govern ment commanding, the  confidence of the outside world.  Bhiirmorc Times.  Canada now has the right to appoint  a com'm'a'nder for her army and to confer the ranlrof brigadier-general. This  isas it should be and how Canada can  make enough generals to stand off  Uncle Sam's big army of milila.-y nieu.  oughly imbued with  the richness ef  their property.   Considerable effort is  being made to bring the properties be-  foie the eyes of capital, anil there is no  doubt that it is only a question of a  short time until active operations will-  be commenced on each group.  Moylo Leader.  Scarcely has the smoke of battle in  one political campaign cleared away  until another boves in sight. It is  now almoitt a certainty thut the Dominion elections will oo held early in the  spring, an<I this Conservatives and  Liberals are already preparing for the  contest.-'  rhoenlx Pioneer.  -Now that the legislators are taking  a holiday rest, the people are also getting a rest, in some degree, from the  cock and bull stories sent out fromTVic-  toria by the opposition as to how soon  thero would lie a dissolution. As a  matter of fact, Premier McBride is'  stronger now that when tho session  started, and most of liis enemies acknowledge it.  Victoria Colonist.  The Ross Government have held  two sessions with .North; Renfrew unrepresented. In the election held 3*es-  terday the Liberals met with a withering rebuke. Rut above and bey-Mid  the local irritation caused by disfran ���  chUomcrit lies the significant fact that  public opinion, not only lu Ontario,  but all over Canada, is changing from  Liberalism to Conservatism. North  Renfrew is the first constituency to  igivc evidence of tho great awakening.  Other constituencies will speak in a  similar tone as the opportunity is afforded tliero.  Fernie Free Prc��s. i'  Next year promises to be a lively one  for this town and district. Important  development work is almost certain to  be started in the newly staked coal  areas of the "Upper Elk Valley. These  areas are subdivitled into groups and  each jfraup Ls backed by uieu tbor-  B, C. il In In"; Exchange.  The news that the Canadian Pacific  Railway Company ls about to ruu winter excursion trains to British Columbia points, from the cold plains ef tbe  east, has scarcely received the attention its importance warrants. It is  likely to prove of no small benefit iu  securing for this province the one thing  it needs���population. Large numbers  of people are certain toavaii themselves  of this opportunity, and our public  bodies, as well as our private citizens,  should unitB to place the beauty, the  wealth aud the grand natural resources  of Rritish Columbia in the most at*  tractive light before the eyes of tbevj*-  iton*.  Ward Sheet, Near lew Post-office  Boots and Shoes  Good serviceable Broad Toe for Infants.  Splendid wearers for Children and Misses,  Ladies' Fine Shoes for Fall Wear.  Oxfords and Slippers in good shapes and styles.  Youths' and Boys' in both heavy and fine.  Men's fine Shoes.  RUBBERS-:  Specialty in Storm Rubbers for Everybody,  best quality.  All  1 F. J. BRADLEY"tftCcTf  f WALLPAPERS,  | PAINTERS AND DECORA TORS,  SIGN WRITING,  PICTURE FRAMING.  ROOM MOULDING.  BAKER ST., NELSO N, B> C  jy  Mines and Real Estate  Mining, Ranching and Timber Lauds and Town Lots in.all parts ol the  Kootenays for sale.    Correspondence invited.  AGENT FOR THE  Kootenay Valleys Co., Limited  Some splendid blocks of farming and gra2in g lards in the valley o  the Kootenay and Elk rivers, adjacent, to the markets of Fort Steele  Cranbrook, Fernie, Morrissey, etc., for sale, in large or small parcels to  suit purchasers.    Good timber, hay and water.   EASY TERMS.  T, Q. RROOTER  BAKER ST.. NELSOM, B. C.  P. O. BOX 223  IEFERGUS0N&C0.  | A NELSON, B. C.  T        The largest exclusively Wholesale Liquor House in the in- ^  Tterior.  I     .FVAIBST BEER  in pints and quarts.  Dawson'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.  Great  Selling  Event  of  Shoes  and  Slippers  We place at your disposal the balance of our shoe  stock. Many lines are broken and. we will sell  them to you at sacrifice prices in order to clear.  Just glance' at the following items and sec how  ���you can save money on good, substantial and elegant footwear. Shoes by sueh makers as Ames,  Holden & Co., J. McPherson & Co., Chas., A. Aureus Co., Smith & Stoughton, Burt & Packard, etc.  These surely speak for themselves.  lens,  Women's  Children's,  A Regular  Money  Saver  Men's Box Calf, heavy sole, fine -winter shoes,  Former price. $4.75, now  ... $3 35  Ilule hide, Waterproof, splendid wearers. Former pi ice, $4.50, now*                ......        3 35  Viei Kid, heavy extension sole, very'dressy.  ��� Former price, ��5.25, now   ;                 4 30  J3url& Packard's "K:��m;e.t Bhapo," Viei Kid,  Former'price, ��0.00, now ...... 3 85  J5ox Calf, heavy sole. Former price-, $2.75,.now.. 1.0-5  Viei and Calf Congress. Former price, ��i, now. 2.05  9  Viei Button, turned sol03. Former pfico, $3:50,""  now, .... .... 2 45  Viei LUils, with rubber snlesand heel.   Former  price, $5.00, now ....         ���'3 95  Oil grain, button and lace.    Formerly $2, now,! 2��  Women's JJox Calf, hand sewed  stealing  bals.  ��� Formerly ��4.00,.now        ....          2 !X>  Viei turned sole, patont tip Oxfords.   Suitable  for drcs?.-   Formerly igif.So, now  2 20  Viei one'strap Slippers, turned sole.   Formerly  ?2.00, now ....   '        .... .....1 40  Viei three-strap steel beaded slipper.. Formerly  $3.00, now ....*'���-      ..... .....   2 00  Old Ladies'Kid, turned sole, buskins, wideand  easy.   Formerly $2.25, now   '...'. ��� 1 50  Misses' Box Calf, button, low heel-   Formerly  $2 00, now ......   -1 *���>  Misses' Oil Grain Bals, medium sole. Formerly  $1.75, now     1 10  Viei spring heel, turned sole, patent tip.   Formerly $2.50. now  ..       1 SO  Misses' Viei, turned sole, one strap slippers.  Formerly $2.00, now  ."'....       1 25  Children's Box Calf, button, heavy  sole.   Formerly fcl.oO, now ....          1 20 :  Infants'   sort  aokj  Slioen,  in  colored   satin   and j  kid, various styles, from      ....       25e  i*  >*  it  McDonald's Gonfectionery  Baker Street, Nelson  :E. E. STEACHANi  Plumber and Gasfitter  Estimates Given on'General Plumbing,  Sewer Connections, Etc.  Baker Street, near Ward Street, Nelson.  ���<&f&4>&4>~��-&-&&&&-&& <��^������������^^>^H��^��^��H��^��^V^^^  lew Fall G  Of the Latest Designs  A.BBIVIXG ��AILY.  Sice line of Trouserings  John Smallwood  MERCHANT TAILOR  Ward St., next new P. O. Bldg., Nelson  SewingMaehines andPrnnos  For Rent and for Sate  iftt CnhsQi Sb-spp JosepbiD-e Sf. .IMbdb  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  EAT MERCHANTS  Head Office Nelson, B- G.  elsonTent &. AwningWorks  All kinds of Canvas Work made  to order. *  Also Clothes Cleaned and Repaired.  Boyington & Ross,  257    BAKER    ST.,    NELSOM  Branch  Markets  in   Rossland,  Trail,   Nelson, Kaslo, Sandon, Three;  Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.  f  Orders by M$3 to any branch will have prompt and careful atten '  tlpSL 1  ���^S Cents p��78 li>r tlireo mocthn' raomljcrsliip.  '. Zw Knch zncir.bvrreaciioi tlie otfitiul cltili organ  0re;7m<mth,-.&clcdiuc6?ie<:��3o{hi��li-(;l*!srfToca[  and iastram<ijital now aiasts ei>vh utAith, 18  pUcaL in all: ��l20 a CautiUcate ct JKoiuberrthlp  w'ijo'i jfivos tbe priirilcgo of Club Room izi-2kuw  York City, aadoCbuyinitHtBratata.cujsioomiu-  siqal instruineots oi any dft��c7Eptina atvliolt^uU  prici1^ iiiviui; joa from ST.^V to S>% ou yo;:T par ���  chaser. Jtwn'tfaHtoioiuatt.tco.'VToawnijr^^mach  ' nioro thsii y.;ur mon^y* Trorth. Mutitai- * "K2t-  AKaf-JlDBIc; Olob, Bept.     , 130K��3sa.-.i; J i.Y.  ���H  U  O  01  6>  >  C  in  i-fara  ri  ��81  ���ffl THE  NELSON ECONOMIST  saa  gaS^S>3B3^y*MiS^  9  A/ZZ/WM  'A'AA'MZS  .������'I aa^.l^iH -.JH?'**  )r-->7i;7::~i7M&!8&  ���tA/a. AfiTrmS  YaAStM  ���ti^rJr^vffis  H��  A  7a&  We will speak to you  next week   in   this   space  ....���-.' * ���  about our  lAJ/*AJir4$ii  m��mm  \:72��m'l0.%  I  'H ll_.?7.*��!?,&  filli  'Ai-y-A^:-  '.h>>.' y<_-  | sa^^3S��2ffiSS^^SSsSS^SSiS  gjj^giiaipg^^  The Brother as a Chapsfon.'-  'A chaperon 13 a luxury not within tho  roach of all ffirls, rind the only real substitute of value is a brother. But when  a brother accepts this most useful office  ���lie is looked upon as a "makeshift," anil  as ' a person undesirable and incompetent. Therefore, a mother takes pains  oto secure for her daughter the companionship of almosifc, anyono of her own  sex rather than a brother:  This is a gross injustice  to brothers. '  "Any girl who has been chaperoned by her j  brother will tell you that he' is the best |  possible person for tlie office.   Any man i  who has enjoyed the society of a young j  ���lady   under   the   chaperonnge    of    her _  brother will say the same.   Brothers who.1  have acted as chaperons say that a man  ���takes to the work quite naturally and  with plenty of confidence.    In  addition  ���to thia evidence, it is common knowledge:  ^that^-tliea-c-haperoii^disiikfis^hei^ofUeej-'-isy  disliked by  the young lady she chapel \  ous, and by the men who  would know j  the young lady. _ j  Ainan is liked best'as a cliapcron because he is broad-minded and generous.'  He does not want to lead his sister into  the qiQiit  crowded  parts of the flower-  show  and   talk inanities  to   old  bores; \  he doesn't reprove her if-she dares  to  say something funny.    He doesn't pre-'  servo  a   countenance  of prim   severity,!  and.pose as  the goddess  of��� propriety.\  ��� Neither .does he take his sister into tho '  company   of   undesirable   men,   aa  lady  chaperons often do; he gives such per-!  sons a  wide  berth, and introduces  his  little sister only to tliosc men who are  .  good, honest, whole-hearted fellows.  -      The   brother   chaperon   can   give    his  sister much advice that will ha of more  use   to  her  than  etiquette  books.    Ho  can point  out  the  men  she  should not  know, and ho can unhesitatingly expose  /their worthlesisness.    He can  tell  her u  dozen littlo things that stamp the good  ���inan as a good man, and a dozen others  that ma,rk the bad one for what he is.  There is no fear of a brother leading  Ws sister into indiscretions. That is tlie  last thing ho would do. He takes at the  same time a lively interest in a love affair, and docs'his best to leave the young  couple alone together for five minutes at  intervals.  The .brother chaperon is rare, because  the only one available is he who has ft  greater fondness for his own sister than  somebody else's.���"Modern Society."  The Female Barber.  "Most fellows have a fancy barmaid,"  says "David Ilaruni'-* in the "Sydney  Bulletin."' "My fancy is a pretty little  lady.barber, wlie has to pat every common Johnny in creation 'under the chin,  and soap hint with both'' tongue and  brush at the same time. It-makes, iiio  jealous. I visit her. three times.aweek,  generally at slaek limes, and as she  scrapes my face she tells me her troubles  and sometimes allows a big tear to di'op  ou my nose.  "Slip works from S.30 to 0 on weekdays and till 10 en Saturdays, and gets  fifteen shillings per week. There are  two other women in the shop���the proprietress and a slavft. like my little woman, who does the 3ame and get3 the  same���viz., fifteen shillings per week.  My girl reckons the hawk-eyed proprietress is a devil to get on with, and  elcarsr'iClO'a^weekr-^She^fines^the-girls5  sixpence every time they cut a man. My  jirl lose3 on an average four shillings a  week at this'. 'Unless you soon earn  enough to marry me, I'll be cutting  someone's throat,' she said yesterday.  Poor little beggar! She's miserable. Took  her out last Sunday afternoon. Passed  two Johnnies; heard one of'thorn say,  'There's tins little girl from the barber's  fliop!' Felt mad, and would have  jumped oil him���oaiy it was Sunday.  I'm only.a struggling journalist, and a\  toon, as I am able to dig my hand deep-  ar into the pocket where 'The Bulletin'  icepps its mosey, my 'lady barber fancy'  and I will be wedded.   Oh, happy day!"  Anecdotal.  Through Darkest Africa, ill a Tr  LIE OC  Scene���Platform of suburban station  'Small crowd looking out for the King  Edward's Special, due to pass throng*'  on its way to Port Victoria.  City Man���What's it all about?  Porter (with knowing wink)���Dock o  Lancaster going through directly, sir.  City Man���Never heard of anybod1  with that name!  Porter���Well, 'e calls 'hnsslf the Doo.  o' Lancaster, but it's roeliy tho Kin1  travelling in eongo���-"Punch."  .Tlie Bird���See hare, young fellow, yos  want to get busy!  fl'ayne, an examiner at Cambridge University, whose questions were always of  a peculiarly exasperating nature, one*  asked a student at a special examination  to" "give a definition of happiness." "An  exemption from Payne," was the reply.  James Cobb tell3 a curious story of a  lady, a sister of Owen Tudor, who, like  Henry VIII., was greatly given to marrying, and did not die until she had been  led seven times to the altar. When, she  was following her fourth husband to the  jravc, the gentleman behind whom she  rode on horseback ventured to urge his  suit. "Unhappily," said the dame, "thou  art too late,, seeing that I am plighted  already; yet do not lose heart, for,  should it fall out that I have again to  perform this melancholy^office, I will  bear thee in mind."  "^n^ld'ScdtWinaTSrffa'me'd'KbbcrrGor-"  don, was seriously ill and had been  wheedled into making a will by a crowd  of greedy relatives. The paper had been  drawn up, and lacked only the signature.  The'sick man was propped up in bed, and  a pen was put into his hand. He managed to write "Robert Gor���" and then  fell back, exhausted. A nephew seized  the pen and offered it to him again. "H,  Uncle Robert, d!" he urged, referring to  iho next letter of the signature. The  old man's eyes snapped. "Dee!" he  growled. "I'll dee when I'm ready, ye  avaricious wretch!"  'A well-known profeasor, .having boarded  a few weeks with a farmer who was in  the habit of taking a few summer guest:-  into his house to help pay the rent, decided to spend his vacation there again  this yeaT. In notifying the farmer of  his intentions, he wrote: "Thero are several little matters that I desire changed,  should my family decide to pass the vacation at your house. We don't like, tne  maid Mary. Moreover, wc do not thin.;  a sty so near the house is -sanitary.'  This is what he received in replyj "Mary  ha3 went. We haint bed no hogs sence  you went away last September."  When the President's special .train.,  during his recent tour of the West  reached Nebraska, Governor Mieke*.  joined the party to escort the Preside"'  across the State. The President war, do  lighted to meet the governor of Nebraska, and asked him about a hundred ques  tions ��� political, industrial, social nm  personal���winding up with:"Hcw m:y  children have you, governor? _ vimc,  answe-rcd Governor Mickey. '\ou are :  damn good man," exclaimed iresideir  Roosevelt; "you are a better roan tha:  I am. I have had only six.' **.& ��pv  ernor Mickey, who is a Metnodist eleer  oasped with astonishment.  A True   Portrait  Navy  Cut .Cigarette  TobacGG,  edigree Totep, Navy Cut  Cigarettes.  Tobaccos and Cigarettes are Second to hone  WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTI! Jg fcGEKfS FO"Rl����STtRH CANADA.  Co., L'td, yictoria.aa  �����' 1  &    A  �����*        ���    ,/  Gf AncientPe&gree.  *01i, yes," she said, proudly, "we car  trace our ancestry back to���to���. Well  I don't know where, but we've bi'cu de  scending for centuries.  'A:ry Puts *eu Right  Tins "Daily Chronicle" recently suggested that the plural of rhinoceros is a  disputed po'nc. 'Arry---.vrites: '-'What O,  Mr. P., 'disputed?'���not a bit. Any kiddy as 'as 'ud-'arE an eddication known.  what the plural of "oss* is, don't he?  No matter as to its bein' spelt "of/ or  "ess.' Plural anyway ''osses.' 'Bus-W  ���'Bus-'osaes.' 'llijiiiojer-os'���'Rlimoceiv  osses.' That's as plain as an 'aystac';,  ain't it?    Yours. 3Arry.'\  Tlie widow was taking her flryt loolfc.  &t the b.nst- of her beloved husband.  The clay w: still dump. "Pray examine-  it widl, m.i.. uu" said the sculptor. "If  there is anything wrong I can alter it."  The widow looked ar it with a mixture of sorrow and  satisfaction.  "It is ji:-t like him'' she said "a perfect "portrait���hia large nose���the sign  oi" goodnciis." Here she isi'rit into tears,  "lie was so good! Make the nose a.  lilt-is larger 1"  MQNTREAU  Sole  Msnufac  turers ofthe "Pinto Shell Cor  d ova n" GI oves a n d M itts  R. H. CAR LEY, B.C. Agt.  r&ff^r  S a %& %M Baa  d   Sika=a.  $7.50 PHR TON,  DELIVERED  All order.' mti?t be ���K*co:r>pe*��jf J fir rfisU nv ���Hhotfl. I bo forwardrd  either i-trsonaliy o; by ui-.i-i"; wj-vhs-eifnteof'  W. P. TIERNEY,'-GENERAL t&lM  ~~r-  ���^fr-t - THE KELSON ECONOMIST  Curious Kit;  :rTdo*' is -not tha wrrd to dos.-riV.a  ���Prince l.udwig Ferdinand of ilavari.t. -iii  is a pvneriil in the German army, liy  profession he is a surgeon. 'Di::i:i'i i.*..a  past siiinmer he has been playi*.:^ tir^t  violin in the orchestra, cf the Mis-:Vi  Opera House. He Attended his cii.iio  brfoi'.i ,��01113 1�� rchaarsal.i for tha Warner performances. There are mere p: i .c.\i  usefully occupied than cynics nun- bo  Willing to admit.  Mr. Edward Palckert of Stratford,,  ���jnt., whose forefntliera lived i'i Gei*ii::***.y,  is the possessor'of a Martin Luther IVib'c  which is believed to be the en'.)* one 0:1  tlie continent of America. The in.story  of Use volume can be tracod for Hourly  400 years. It was handed down from  father to son in the Palckert family tr.i-  til it was brought to Stratford by tlifi  father oi the present owner. The vchi:i:e  contains a record of the births and  deaths in Martin Luther's family.  The Paris* police have prepared a picture-book lor the use of travelers who  loae things whieh, because of unfainil-  iarity wii.li the language, they cannot  describe. It contains representations of  all kinds of nrticles, from keys to purses,  end the enquirer, after missing valuables,  has only to turn tho leaves and point at  the picture that most resembles his property. But the system has1 its limitations. Unfortunately it cannot picture  n temper, which is'the article new most  frequently lost by visitors to a, foreign  city who do net know the language of  the country.  In Prince Edward Island there is a.  Btriking example of that longevity which  is characteristic of so many parts of  Canada.   At Tignish, in that island, live  an old couple, Mr. and Mrs. Colo Poiricr   cine at   a    \*>si  by name, who have beenmarricd over TO   {y^*V�������?W  tlience uort'.i 4'J chains,to liolntofconimence-  U,ent' �� M. MCGCIKK.  Creston, Dec. mill, ISO:?.  years, and now have 201 descendants.  Seven of their children are alive and,  with, their-large, families, reside within a  lev.* miles of their parents.. At present  Mr. and Mrs. Poiricr are the proud great-  great-grand parents of nine young children, and a short time ago tne five generations of this family were all gathered 'together, which must surely consti- sioiicr of Lands ami Works for a xi-cciul li-  M,V~ i->L���i To' =1inw wMr n heilthv cense to cut and carry away timber irom lhe  ���tute.aMecoid.    lo show what a ncaitny   followingticscribed-lanrts, situated on iioiind-  >"otkc Ih licreby given that .'0 days alter  ��aic1 intend loiti>|ii> t.i the Chief Conunis-  riunvrol l.amlsainl Wcrth nn-H.-.ppelul I.c-l-iibu  to eutaml curry a wny timber llvm tlie foliinv-  i:��(C dcse-rllicd l:i:u!s s-imtttt'd on liirtiimvir-.v  Ovel*. about ii i:iil<-s west "f  Mvpr in West Koclii.iiy Oislrict  l\.o<iten<y  I'OllllliCll-  5lc(iUii"'  Ih'AI    ullllill!'  Notice  Notice is  hereby given   that SO dnys after  date I intend to apply to tbe Chief Connni.s-  Worbs for a upcclul' li-  ary Creek, about feven miles west of Koote  nay Ulver in the West Kootenay District :  Commencing at a post marked T. 11. Whiting's N. B. corner, thence west 160 chains,  theuce soutlTlOehalii.s, tbence cast liiO" chains,  thence north tl) chains to place of beginning.  T. II. WHITING.  Creston, Dec. 15th, 1903.  Notice  Xoticc is hereby given that 30 days after  date I intend lo apply lo the Chief C'oin'.ni.s-  Rioacr of Lauds und Worlss for a special license to cut and carry away l im ber front the  following' described lands, -itiiiitnt on Bound-  iiry Cicck, about eiiiht miles wcsl, of  'Kootenay -Ulver, in Wo.t Kootcnny District. Commencing' nt �� po^t marked A..I.  ���MeGuirs's N. K. corner post, thence wc-st l��so  chains, theiii-e south 40 chains, thence cast ley  chains, theuce noflh 111 chains to pluce of be-  ginning.  A.J. McOuike.  Creston' Dec. 15ll>, liWi.  ee  and prolific family this i3 it may be  stated that the eldest son, aged CS, has  2iad 14 children, 51 grandchildren and 10  great-grandchildren.  In.   the   pathological   laboratories   of  tho  University of  Pennsylvania  an  in-  v estimation, designed to discover antidotes .ior all kinds of snake, poison,  is  conducted along lines suggested by Dr.S.  ���Weir Mitchell, and the" Ca'rnegic Institute has granted an appropriation to assist the  work.    Many  experiments  are  made with rattlesnakes, cobTa3 and other.  poisonous   reptiles,   aud   the   effects _ of  their venom- upon animals are studied.  The physicians regard alcohol, taken internal ly^ as  a" valuable  stimulaoit, but  mot as an antidote.   The most valuable  remedial agent is the intermittent liga-  ' tuTe���-a. bandn a1>out" the  wounded-liuih,  >*hieh   is   loosened   for  an'; instant ; at  "stated intervals, thus*: allowing the poi-'  son to enter the 'system in 'very7small  quantities:;  Inathis manner -/the: patient  is enabled gradually to. ov.crcoaier the cf^  fectsof. the poison... ,  ___ -\ follovinsdescribcdlaiidss-ituiueun Boundary  .._y ������,''"��� .'��� ������'���'.     _        -i"   ���;v.t���__,_������o (.'reek   nb(Uit eight  miles west of Koolenny  New Orleans is to lose its picurc=que   BIvel. lu w<!st Koi>ienny District: : Commen-  ���Prench quarter, the scene of almost cscing at a postmarked "i*. H.,/whiting* s. K.  "many- Veal and literarysrpmance's as the i corner jiostj thenee vest iGO^cliains, thcn.ee  !r v     >   "        .  _    ���       ii,.''-Sm��m I north 4>.) chalni=, thence east IHO chains, tlience  Quartier aLatm of Pana    ll'.e bupicmc   toulii 4U chains to place of bcglnniu"  Court of "Louisiana 13-r.ow lodged.in the    eld Spanish Cabildb, or Town' Hall, bui  a new house is to be built for it/anda  . 'solid blockMbeing torn oufe for the site  ��� The'Royal Hotel, once the mostasplendul  jn the country, where a * $20;000. supper  was given to Henry Glay; the residence,  with, a a quaint Spanish .courty ar<J,V once  tho headquarters  "oi General  Jackson;  ���theHhoiiie ��� bf- PauP Morphyiothe : otless  'player;   tue  olTice  in:; Exchange-   allay ���  Iwhere Sir Henry M. Stanley worked;aml  'borrowed  his  name���these   and   thirty-,  ���seven other old buildings arc going oij  .gone.   By a preitty touch of Creole, chiv^j  airy t]?c"Davis mansion'.is to be,spared  ifor a while so that the daughter 65 one  lof the old families  may be  married' i;-  ���the home  of her  ancestora,    Kew  Or-  'leins, about to become a great city, thtit  Ithrows aside its French'auu Spanish cu?  Notice is hereby Riven that TO days after  date 1 Intend to npply'Ki the Chief Cominis-  sionor of. Lunds and Works rot- a special license to cut and carry nwiy, timber-from, the  Creston, Dec. 151 h,lC03.  '1.11. WlIITISG.  Notice.  Notice i.s hereby given that thirty days after dute, 1 intend to apply to lhe Chief Coiu-  nii.-isionocof Lands and Works for a special  license io cut and carry away timber from,  the following described lnncls, situated on'  Hmtmlary Civek about 30 miles wcstofKooic-  n.-iy Kiver in V."est Kootcr.uy.J-*ist.rk-t. Ocm-  liirnt-ingiil a 1'Ost mnrliCdC. V. Harris' if; IS.  coriiuT Ihcnce south 80 chains, thence  west SO chains, thence north Su chains, thence  ctst it) chains to place ol beginning.  C. F". H.AKK3S.  Creston, Dec. luth. 11H)3.  Notice.  Jtoms to deal in grain, and HllU ber its wei. .:(:,->nsu io cut and curry away timber ir  ���no tvtit-nri-'        ...        ---:���'-.  -..-.'"��������� ..a following described lands, gitui'.tcd sibi  .���� ggtion^^^^^^.   ,._   1||tu,s   wcst  of    ic.ioienav    Kiver  in  Richard's Title.  Notice is hereby given that SO days nCter  dute 1 intend toupply to thu Chief Commissioner ol* Uuul.s and  Works for a special li-  lrouv the  bom- ten       _ ^_        . West  Ivooteiiify District". <;oimneiicingI=avi!i.���post  marked .1. llseks' S. K. Corner, thence  west 80 chains, thence north Su chains, tlience  I casl.SU cliiiins, theuce south 80 chains to place  of beginning.    ,  J. LllCKS.  Creston, Dcc.L't*.!, 1903. -  Notice.  ..   The  use   of   titles   is   becoming  more  and more common in the transaction o��  corporation business, siys the "Electrical  Review."    One';.'.man. of cfTiiirs had   this  "trought to his notice the .other day ia  Jan unusual manner. ��� ,,     ,   ,     ,...-,.  i   IPTi. found on   hi* de*k t  r,-">mnri"rhnn      Notice is licreby given that ::0 ilayn after  L^   5 t   ��� ,    f  ��� ,,  j' / , ���        date I intend to apply to tUe Chief Commis-  that-a certain man had called to sec him, '-sioneroi Uuulsana Woriis for :. ��peciul license to ont and carry away timber from the  following described luuds.sLtuated on P.onnd-  ary Creek, abom twelve laiites wi^t of Kootonay ltlver, in West ICoolctuiy Dlvcrict. Cum-  ineneing ntu post uirrkcU J. Hicks' N. li.  corner post, llicnce south HI chain-?, thi-uco  west 80 chains, theuce north 80 chains, thenee  .andykad left.word that he would return  later.- The information o-ivasi'���" signed,  "Richard Emerson, O.T*."  "Who is Richard Kmrrson?" asked the.  gentleman of his clerk.  "Richard Eincrson?   Richard���why, it's eas'tso chains' to pUu;e of beginning.  Dick."  '   "And what docs 'O.D.' stand forT  "Oilicc lipv."  Corporation of the Ciiy of Nelson  ;   Water Rates Notice      ,.  VVni��T rales for the qunfto'r ending sritreli,'  81, 1S04, arc due and payable at llic citj*oflice on Saturday, .Iiinum y 1^1. If paid oil or  before th<7 15ih Jan.. a dh,-i.iint of 10 per cent,  will be allowed.- If not jmiil on or before .Ian.  Sl��tlho��ervieo will be di."co!iti'.i!iv'd. '.-*������  IU- order.  D. C. McMORRIS.  ^ .   '  ��� . . CltyClerk-.:  Nelson. January 1,1001.  Ccrtificatcof Ittiprcvcments.  Creston, Dec. U-u�� 1D03.  J. Hrt'Ks.  Notice.  JCotlco is hereby piven thut SO davs artcr  date 1 lot'nd to iipjii.v to the Cliief Coinniis-  Kloner ol'l-umh; and Works lor a special license lo cut unil cnny away timber from the  fi,bowing described Iuii^k sitmited on Kotmd-  iirv Creel;, i.hout twelve miles west of Koote-  nuy Ilivcr, In \V< at Koolenny District. <;om-  incncliigut n postmarked CK. Harris's. K.  corner i><..it, thence west ir,u chains, thenee  north 41) dial ns, thence etujl 1C0 chains, thenee  Kouth 40 ctialiiH to place of beginning.  C. K. JIAltim..  Creston, Dec. 15, 100*1.  Notice.  Yukon Fractional .Miner.'il Claim, Mtnate  lu the Nelson Mining Division ol AVest Kootu-1  i.ay District.    ' '.���.''������  Whfre  located :   On Bear  Creek,  3 miles '  from \ mlr.  Take notice Hint I, John McT.atchic. of the  City of Kelson, noting as :igmt for I'silr'ck  3inly, Freo Miner's -.Terl-finite No.  IJ .W.5��3,.  William M. Cotley. Free Miner's CertlMcii'tis I  J>'o. 5H>,5>1. A.-1. Hughes, Fr. u M n.-rs  Ccrlill-  CiiteKo.B58.5Tli. and John Byun, Free Min-  or'sCtirtlftcsito No. JlCS,5T4, intend Bi.ttv days !  j rem the date hereof to up- ly to the Minln" !  Hccorder fur a Certificate of Improven ents  for the purpose of oblaininga Crown Grantol  Uie above claim.  And further take notic'!. Hal fiction under  Section 37 must be routiucim d before the is-  suanceof such Cerlificute of Iniproverueuts '  JJatcd tbis iaJnd day'6I*l)co mber, 1HK. |  Jolt JT iiC'LATCHIE.  Ke.tice is hereby jjiven tliat SO davs urier  dute I iiitind toapply lo the Chief Cominia-  s oner of-Lands und Works for u special license to cut and curry away timber irom the  following utse'rlbed liinds^ilimted on boundary Creek,about twelve miles -wesj ot'Kootc-  rny Ilivcr In Went Kootenny District. Commencing at a post marked M. McGuirc'KS.  ii. corner post, theuce north 40 cliiiins, tiienco  west 1C0.chains, tlience south 4J cliiiins,  tlv.-ucueaiit 1CU chains to place of beginning.  ������     .      o       ,. , M   McGuutK.  Creston, Dec. lot h, ISC'!.  Corporation ofthe City of Nelson  ELECTRIC LIGHT RATES  Klectile light latcs for the month ofDer-em-  ber :ire now due and payable a fl he (;ilv of-  tices.  If laid onor before the 15th January,  discountoriOpcr cent will be allowed.  By ordor,  D.U.MCM03JIIS  ��� , City Clerk.  >clt?oii, January 1,1901.  Rentier, Homes'.alee nnd Utopia *?rar:Mn:ml  Mlneinl Claims, i-imale in l he Xels-or. Mining division of \r::,t Koolenny UNtriel..  - -  Wli^relocatfi'l: tjn Korty-iilwo t;recl<, about  cue nvlio aboMs the ".Mny ind Jeiiiiie'.' niiu-  oiiil claim.  Take notice Uiat I, Jol-.n Mcl-atchir, ofthe  Cilv ofNetsou,acting us iijcnl. im* David (j.  I'orter, free Miner'!! l,'criill��ite No. Ubi-.TUO.  and .lueob C. I'orler. Free Miner's cvrtilli-aic  No. lisi.lia. inicnd, sixty dii.vei Irom the date  herein", lo apply lo the -Mining llceoidcr for  Cerliticausof Iinprov*ini'u'.��, lor the purpose  of obmiiiing Crown Grants of the above  claims.  ���And further lni:c notice lliat sict'.cn, under  section :-,7, musi be eoiiiinuiiccd txi'orc the issuance of such Ci-riiriiwtes of ImproveineJii!*.  i>ated thisiotii day ofNovcinljer. A. 11.1903.  JOHN 111:1 .ATCitlB, 1". la. K.  Corner Mill and jossphirie   Sis.  - Several families are  buying their groceries at  theJitti-3 store on the corner of Josephine and Fviill  Streets. Why not join the  happy throng and deal  with Joy atthe  ^IHi  jyi/WmN  R:   G.   JOY,   PROPRIETOR  Bartlett House  (Formerly Clarke House)  Tl^bestSl perday^liousein Nelson.  None but white help employed.  H e best.  The bar  G. W.  Bartlett,   Prop  W. G. Gillett."  Builder   and   Contractor  Estimates given ou stoue, br ci:  and woodwork.  Brick and Lime for Sale  Freeh J. Squire  Tents and Awnings made and rcj aired.  Clothing cleaned and mended.  Over the Wallace-Miller- Co,,-Seta  BO  YEARS'  EXPERIENCE  Trade Marks  Designs  Copyrights &c-  Anvono sending a sliotch end description mny  quickly uacertnln onr opinion'froo whether an  iiiTCiition is probnljljrpatcntiiblc. C'oniii!iinlo.-��-  tlons3t.i-ictlyccmtldoiittal. Ilaudbooijoii Patents  Kent froo Oldest acency for securhij; patents.  I'.itents taken tlirouuh Munti & Co. recatve  ���pccwl notice, Tvltliootchnrec. in tho  Scientific Jftstesieati  A nnndaomely Illustrated vrcoklr- I^reest clr-  ciiliition of nny scientific Jouriial. Terms. $3 a  yenr; four montba. $1* Sold by all newsdealer?.  SRUNNgCo.3615^^ New York  Bcancb Office. SS F BU Waabiactoo. D. C.  ��  The largest and best assortment of fancy -Rockers,  Centre Tables, Couches, China Cabinets, Ladies'  Secretarys, Carpets, Etc., to be found in any Furniture Store in the Kootenays.  FURNITURE DEALERS  AND    UNDERTAKERS,  jOHr^cLATCHiE  Dominion and  .1 ,_-.       -A:. : ��� >..-., ��� ���������  Provincial  LaricT'Sii rveyor  On. B C. Cust&msHGLiSB.Kelscn  THE   CELEBRATED  BRIAR PIPES.  in  LU  <  u>  o  z  Q  <  j  LJ  x  K  o  LU  o  CO  KOOTENAY     A.  COFFEE GO.  "   'Coffee Roasters  Tea and Coffee  Cealera In  Wc are offcriii-r at lowest prices the best  grades ol Ceylon; India, China und Japan  Teas.' -  Our Uesl Mocba and Java Cofl'ce per  pound. ..$  Mocha and Javu ltlcnd, S pounds.   Clioic-e J'.lend Coll'ce,4 pounds .   iSpccijil Hlend CoU'ecU pounds...   Kio Blend CulFec, I) pounds   Spccia.1 Hlend Ceylon lYa, per p*jund  40  1 00  I 00  1 00  1 uo  BO  A TRIftL ORDER SOLSCiTED.*  KOOTENAY COFFEE CO.  Telephone 177.  P. O. Box 182.  .VEST     BAKER    STREET,    NELSON  W, A Thurman  Depot for Briar Pipes, Nelson  icensc  iQute  Direct Line.   Lowest  EttBt  Winnipeg  Toronto  Ottawa  Montreal  New York  West  Viincouvr  Victor! it  Seattle  I'ortland  Sau Kmncisco  A'iaSoo Pacific Line,St. Faul, Chicago nnd  all U.S. points.  Baker Street, RleBson, B. C.  Wish tlieir clients and friends a  Merry Christmas add a Happy  and Prosperous New Year. " ������-  NELSON~ELEOTRIG  TRAMWAY  GO., LATEX  NEL&ONZB.C.  N.E.T. TIMETABLE.  STANUiY STRKET������  7.OO-        7-40 820 a.m.  9.00        9-4��        10.20  EWry^crrnihutes unUWo;2o-pfm,^^-^=_=s==s====^=_^  BOGUSTOWIf-  7.20       8.00       8.4*0       9.20 a. m.  to.oo    10.40     11.20  Every 40 minutes until io.+o p. tn.  REAL ESTATE.  Lots.     Warehouses.     Offices.     Apply A. V. MASON",  Man. Sec,  The Car Barn, Phone 165B.  "Wliolcsnlc and Retail  Dealers In  ll Service from Vancouver  To Alaska, Japan. Clilna, Hawaii, Australia  Settlers' Kates "Westbound, sold daily till  Kovcmlicr SO.  Thronirli bookings to England and the Coa-  tincnt via all S. H. line*.  For liino tallies,ralos and information, apply to local agcn ls, or write.  J.S.CABTER,  UiBl.Pass.Agt..  KcJeon.  E.J.COYLK.  A. G- P. A.  Vancouver  Camps supplied on shortest  notice and lowest prices.  Mail orders' receive careful  attention.  Nothing but fresh and  wholesome meats and supplies  kept in stock.  ��. C. TRAVES. Manager  WADDS BROS.  Vancouver and Kelson  BAKER STREET, NELSON, B. C  Merchant Tailor,  Trcmont   Bik.   Baker  St,   Eaa  Winter  Jnlatest designs and best quality  Frank  Fletcher  I'UO VINCI AL LAND SURVEYOR  Jaands and Mineral Claims Surveyed  and Crown Granted  P. O.B��x5G3      Office:Kootenay St. Kelsop  '���-C���-Bv;;.:  VtM 7i*t.

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