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The Economist Jan 14, 1905

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 TT  BBSS  ���i -nniuiii rl <-ilp'twriti-*  ��jatwaon��-iffljngB  ijfpm^mi'Vwi  >4>       "   . '��Ojq     -  ^*  .JAfU7l905      es-]'  ASWWVWWV  V^A*<**  ��� > ' -WM. R.' HEARST: "I have seen tho  most beautiful lakes in Italy and Switzer-  lund, and all those lovely spots, but I bave  never scenauytUing finer thun--the Kootenay lake and the Arrow lakes. We had a  delightful time there. This was my first  trip through there."  ���VWSAA^A<WSA(SM^V  ;s  PROF. MILLS has nevcr~secn aayth  finer than the fruit of Kelson-district.   added: "Idldn'tseetheeherrlca orjuwp-  berrlcn or gooseberries, but If they ijjm-  pare wliii the apples, pears ard plum��,  ��� you have her��- a fruit country u-ugurpi��sou  by anything iu the DunilD.i>n."   .  Provincial Library ..^v^,^^^^^^^^^  VOLUME VIII.  NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, JANUARY 14,19C5.  NUMBEK^*-^  GAMBLING TRICKS  High Lay-out and Craps  Roil-out.  ���.���n-*  BOTH MONEY-MAKERS  The  Best  Gamblers   in  United States Were  Caught.'  the  ."/Two of tbe most successful  schemes that ever won money in the  gambling business, the high layout in  faro and the roll-out in craps, were devised in Oklahoma," said thc keeper of  a  game who   had passed   a  lifetime  ���bucking fortune in the West to the  Oklahoma correspondent of the Kansas City Star. "A gambler named  Frank Tobic built the first high layout machine at Guthrie, in the early  '90s, and a young fellow named Frank  Jones, who lived in the little country  ���town of Mulhall, sprang the craps  roll-out.   Both were money makers.  " Tobie was a mechanical genius and  could make anything that required  the use (if tools. He had dreamed of  the high lay-out for years before he  fitted-up a private.workshop on a side,  street in Guthrie, where he devoted  months of hard work to perfecting his  mechanism. Tobie exhibited his invention to a few wise ones, and they  "were wild to buy a machine. The  high layout was a suro thing.- In the  frame of the layout' on ..the.-dealer.'B  side was concealed the mechanism  that grabbed thc money. "It was operated with springs, one under the table  for the knee and another  on top in  ' reach of the "elbow. A plate hi' the  side of the card box dropped down and  left a narrow opening lengthwise  when the box was placed iu position  against the layout. The second card  was manipulated, By pressing one of  the- springs two slender steel fingers  came from the layout, slipped into the  box without a sound, gripped the  second card and pulled it into a recess  in the layout. By the same pressure  the card could be returned at the pro-  _per^time_to_.second _place_in_the_box.  Tho dropped plate in the box could  easily be shifted into place for a new  deal. The only unnatural thing about  the device was that the box was just a  little -bit higher than the layout, but  the difference was so slight that tbe  player, who was not "next" would not  notice it. The best gamblers in the  country were caught.  ���" Tobie had a goldmine, but talked  too much. Hiss success dazzled him,  and he made too many confidents. The  graft was worked two or three years  beforo gamblers generally learned it.  Tobie sold his layouts at $1,500 each,  and .disposed of about seventy-live. He  could have sold more, but was afraid to  overstock the market. Many a green  one and many a wise one who played  bank' in Chicago during the world's  fair possibly are still wondering what  made them so unlucky. Several of  Tobie's layouts were there, and made  big money for their owners. A high  layout was set up in a New Orleans  house when the Corbett-Suliivan tight  was pulled off in the Mississippi town  and $60,000 cleaned up before the players grew suspicious. The owner was  foolishly avaricious and rolled things  so fast that he had to close down early.  This layout was taken from Guthrie  '- to-New Orleans.  " The biggest single haul was made  in the city of Mexico. A railroad contractor, well known in the Southwest  as a plunger and a stayer, had gone  to Mexico from Arizona. Two gamblers at ��1 Paso heard of the high layout, bought one and started after the  contractor. They opened a game in  Mexico City, and in   a short _ time  cleaned out the contractor to lhe tunc  of $100,000 and got back across the line  with the money.  " The layout created talk and was  superseded by what is called the 'new  work,' in which I suspect Tobie had n  hand. The mechanism is nil in a box,  which Jlessens the chance of discovery  and exposuie. This last Invention was  brought to Oklahoma not a.great  while ago, and players were easily  beaten. A big winning was also made  at Joplln, Mo.  . "The craps roll-out is largely a feat  of skill after the player has learned how  to face his dice.' To work the roll-out  smoothly the cloth on the table must  be raised slightly, which is done by a  small hook on the player's finger ring.  Jones of Mulhall studied combinations  for facing-the dice until ne became  adept. To illustrate his play: He begins by facing two sixes, two aces or  a six and an ace. His scheme is to  make them roll forward on the table  lihe wheels on an axle, falling neither  to the right nor the left." This combination, if rolled successfully, gives  the player four chances to make seven,  and not one to throw 'craps.' . Suppose,  however, that he should fail to throw  seven and his point should be eight.  There is a facing combination for every  point. For eight the combination is to  face two fives, two treys or a five and a  trey. This parmits the throwing of  eight aud seven twice each,'an even  break. -,-    '  "One danger to the-house is the  seeming fairness. The player uses the  dice used by the house, exposes them  in his open hand and rolls them in  plain sight."' Jones could roll his dice a  distance of two feet with'sufety. ,- The  losses are the';only thing thatsuggest  an unnatural -pfay. AThreeT.-joll-put  sharks cleaned.up $1*200 here.last summer and got $600 at Guthrie the same  day before the fire alarm was turned  in.     ��� ' .   ..  " Jones grew from a piker in a conn-  try town to one of the cleverest sharks  in the country. I have seen him with  $20,000 in a -bunch. He went to the  Philippines five years ago aud came  back loaded down with coin. .;A  peculiarity was his insane fondness for  champaigne, not so much in drinking  it himself, us in seeing others drink it.  When be made a big winning he began  'rounding' and bought wine for everybody. In making his getaway from  the tableTtb iwoid"irnpIea^ut^uestions~  and rubbering, Jones would pitch a  handful of silver toward the ceiling  and disappear while the crowd was  scrambling for it.  BOUNDARY MINI  Show Forty Per Cent  Increase.  THE GRANBY RECORD  Sent Out 549,703 Tons of Ore,  Valued, at $5 Per,  Ton.  Phoenix rioncer.  During the, year-1904   the Granby  mines skjpped- more than 40 per cent  more ore than in  the previous year  the total being 393,718 tons fur 1903 and   on the Paymaster..three miles west of  wo to three cars daily from the Sumet  to the Boundary Falls smelter.  A couple of cars of Stcmwhider_ore  were sent out by the Dominion Copper  Co.-to the Trail smelter this week. :  Lack of water is necessitating 'the  curtailment of operations at the Nickel  Plate mine and mill ut Camp Hedley.  Itis estimated thai thc high grade  shippers of the Boundary sent out  nearly 1,800 tons of ore in 100J, having  a value of $225,000. ' ^  Il is now th night that it may be'the  middle of-February before, shipments  are made over the' Great Northern  from the Granby mines.  Owing to excess of iron, the Last  Chance ore is getting an $8 freight and  treatment rate from the Trail smelter.  Nearly a car' is being sent but a'week.  Work  is to be started in a few days  CLOSE ELECTION  W. G. Gillett Makes a  Record Run.  MUSIC   AND   DRAMA  The Popular Opera of Erminie  Will-Be Produced  .   Jan. 25.  549,703 in 1904���both in.dry tons.    The  following ia the record of shipping. by  months for 1904:  January  50,940  February *  49,110  March    51,300  April   42,870  May .'. " 46,950  June   49,199  July.*... .1    34,380  August " 42.030  September: . ..." ....*...' . 48,000  October ; . . 40,605.  November. ... . ... .   . ..... . 4-5,089  December ..''. '..,'.. .   ."Z. .*49,230  Possibly the most disgraceful feature  of the campaign just over, was the  practice of certain individuals visiting  committee rooms trying to secure information which was uot intended for  them. Thk Economist does not know  whether the Houston people were subjected to annoyance on this score, but  certainly the Rose committees were exasperated almost beyond endurance by  the attendance of uninvited guests at  their committee rooms. Nearly every  night work had to be stopped altogether to prevent those unwelcome  visitors from obtaining Information It  is not charged that this practice was  endorsed by lhe Houston committees,  but we do say that the individuals who  were guilty of such breaches of good  manners should not be recognized by  any self-respecting.man. It is to be  hoped that both sides to auy future  conflict will agree to dispense with the  services of informers.  Total 1904 . . .'.._     549,703  Figured-ai $5 per ton, the vulue-of  this ore was $2,748,515.. *  In tlie year 1904 there were 5,783 feet  of crosscutting, drifting, raisiug-and  sinking done at the Granby mines���  or over a mile���making a grand total  of 26,844 feet of development work  done in the.be mines, or over five miles.  This does not include5 any of the work  d one in thejmmense ore quarries.  In 1904 there we're 3,1-0 feet of dia-.  mond, drilliug done at the Granby j  mines, or a total of 4,641 feet to date.  Work is shortly to be resumed on  the Silver Cloud.   . ���    -'  Three shifts are.now employed at  the Brooklyn mine.,  .   Ore is being sacked at the Barbara  for shipment to the smelter..  Rich ore "continues to*be found on  the Bay claim, in Skylark camp.  A carload shipment is to be made  from the Sudbury claim in Deadwood  camp.- _   Diamond_drilling has_been.going_on_  at the Granby miues for   just   four  months.  The Republic, owned by W. T.  Smith, is sending, out a car of ore to  the smelter.  Work is progressing on the setting  up of the* third furnace at the Mon-  j treal & Boston smelter.  - Preparations are being made to re-  snme work on the Gold Finch, owned  by Mark F. Madden, of Chicago.  " Foreman Trainer ls sending out from  Midway, by the--owners, G. R. Naden  and John H. East.". " It" is a copper  prospect.  . .An electric locomotive is'being used  to .replace the steam engine for hauling  slag at the B. C.'Qopper Co.'s smelter.  The steam machine will be held for a  reserve. -        -.-"''  Next Tuesday will be.,the monthly  payday at the Montreal & Boston und  Granby mines, when.between.$50,000  and-.$C0,C00  will   be   distributed -in  wnges. ' -,'       , " *  ��� Official figures frt.nVthe-B.C. Copper  Co. show that thc Mother Lode mine,  produced 174,298 tons of ore in 1904,  while the smelter, including custom  ore, smelted.209,637 tons.-' - -',    ;  A boiler-aud pump were installed in  the gulch below theJPioueer office this  week, for a f-upply of water from Twin  creek' for the Brooklyn -mine-.- The  boiler was brought from tlie'Athelstan  mine.  Shareholders of the Golden Eagle  mine owned-by-the Royal Victoria  Mining Co., are to medt January. 9th  at Greenwood, to authorize the sale of  the mine to Spokane men, after which  it is.to be systematically developed. .  Tuesday afternoon a heavy blast at  the Rawhide threw ore against the  skip pocket at-the mine, almost com-,  pletely demolishing it. It will require  about a week to build a new'pocket,  so that the tramway can be operated.  In the meantime, one of the furnaces  at the company's Boundary-Falls smelter has beeu blown out temporarily.  The ore car shortage in thc Boundary still continues, owing to the wreck  on the C. P. R. last summer in which  25 cars were made into kindling wood  in less than a minute, coupled with  the demand made by the Montreal &  Boston Consolidated, which concern  uses about 20 cars or more daily. The  50 new steel ore cars that the C. P. R.  has had headed this way for months,  have not yet put in an appearance.  A SHARP CURVE.  There is good curling in both rinks.  Nelson Tribune, January 13.  Mayor Houston's fitst official action to day was to order four  - transformers for street lighting. The. order went by telegraph,  and within two hours a reply was received that the transformers  had been shipped." On their arrival a number of large consumers  will be connected with the West Kootenay Power & Light Company's lines vvho are now deprived of light at io o'clock p. ci.  owing to the shortage of water.  The result ofthe municipal elections  was a surprise to many, and not tho  least surprised were the supporters of  Dr. Rose, who believed that they  would win by "a majority of 23. , The  Houstonites claimed that they would  beat by at least 179, so that it is quite  probable that there weresomesurprises  also in that camp when thefinal result  of 15 majority for John Houston was  announced. The work on both sides  was well done. " Previous to'the election the .Houston organization was the  best, but on; the day of the election,  the Rose committee beat tlieir opponents iu the way of getting out the vote.  When the hands of the clock pointed  to 7.30 p. m. the list showed that not  one voter had been overlooked. Then  they believed they had won the  east ward by 31 and lost in, the west by  8, They were nearly right iu the west  w'artf*4 having lost by 10, but in the  cast ward they were out 36, the buttle  baying gone against them by 5, the  whole giving John Houston a majority  of 15. When the result was announced  at Dr.- Rose's committee, rooms, there,  was -.naturally' some, disappointment,  but "'they took their" medicine' like  game sports." 'There was no disposition  to-deny the victor any of the honor,  which be had won by hard work. First  it was believed that the aldermen  would break about even, but the .result showed that the Houstonites  elected four, while the Rose people had  succeeded in getting in only two. W.  G. Gillett headed the poll in the east  ward) while J. E. Annable, closely followed by Duncan Macdonald, headed  the poll in the west ward. Harry Bird,  when it is considered that he had been  confined to his house for weeks, made  a marvellous run in-the-west ward.  Nothing is to be gained now by bewailing the result. ��� Several causes contributed towards defeat, perhaps the  greatest being the illness' of Harry  Bird and A. H. Clements, leaving Rex  Macdonald to fight the battle alone in  the west ward, and he did nobly when  everything is taken into consideration.  Nor can anything be gained by further perpetuating the strife that has  been engendered by what is conceded  to have been tlie most bitterly contested  election ever fought in Nelson. ' The  following i3 the result: '  . WKsr        East        Total  Koso     20i) 310 500  HoilBton     2IJ0 31.. .115  Majority for Houston���15.  ���Al'.DERMEN��� WEST WARP  w. a. ariictt.....  iu  J. J. Malone  310  J. A. Klrkpatrldc  30*  It.' Robertson '. ��� 207  W. L.Sjiry  280  G. W.Bartlett .-  379  Ai.db jien���West Wakd.  J. E. Annable...'.- '. _ ."  211  I). M.Macdonald" '.  210  H. Bird .................  187  James Johnstone  179  A.U.Clements  170  It. M'Macdonald .1 1..'  107  the former operas given by the Nelson  Operatic Kociety. The scene painter  will arrive next Monday, and every- j  thing will be In readiness on the opening night, January 25. The following  is the  cast.  Ermlnlo ..... Mrs. Parry  oavotto Mrs. Macdonald  Princess -. Mrs. DavyH  Cerisse Miss Clarlsse Blakemore  Marie Miss Skinner  Celcstlne '7. Miss Johnson  Marquis....'  Mr. lt. M. Macdonald  Eugene...... Mr. Geo. A. Brown  Chevalier Mr. Banflold  Dubois ��� Mr. Newling  Simon.: Dr. Hamilton  Capt. Dcluuney Miss Frost  Ernest Mr. Benedict  Sergeant Mr; Nelson  Ravy ���. ." .-..Mr. Wright  Cady -. Mr. Mason  Milton Smith Musical Director  Melville Parry Stage Director  REMARKABLE MAN  Tom Lawson, Author,  Described.  STILL A YOUNG MAN  Son of a Carpenter from Nova  Scotia-Married at  Twenty-one.  The yerdictof the citizens of Nelson  who visited the performances given by  the Marks Company will be that the  organization' has fully lived up1 to the  promises made in the advance notices.  Their first house, Monday evening,  was not a large one, but each succeeding evening the audiences grew larger  until now they are playing^ to really  big houses. Considering that this is  the first visit of the company to Nelson, the results can be regarded "as  highly satisfactory.- It is .& fairly  well balanced compauy, all beingabout  even as regards ability and consequently the performances are very  good. Tom Marks himself is the bright  particular star, and if ability is to be  judged by the .amount of applause, he  may be satd to be a prime favorite.  .Yet, he does not C3nfine himself exclusively tb -comedy work, as was shown  by his presentation of the convict in  '���Jerry the Tramp.". One "good feature  of the performances is that there are  no long- waits; everything is kept  coo vi-ip. from the.time the curtain'goes  up"6ii the' first"act until it drops.on ��the  last. The specialties are particularly  good. Indeed, they are" better than  those with the average specialty company.. ;To-night the Marks people conclude their engagement with '/Casey's  Troubles."  Wm. Cranston left  for Calgary yesterday morning on a business visit.  A. L. McKillop rejoices because he is  now a father.' '    ' r'  There was more betting in the" late  municipal contest in Nelson than at  former election in British Columbia,     j  The curlers are praying for good ice  for the.bonspiel.  F; M. BtaDk; of P. Burns & Co.,  leaves to-night for a three mouths'  visit to Scotland. He will be accompanied by his son Donald.  F. J. Deane, of the. News, has gone  up to-Halcyon-.   -    -' - -    ���  The, forthcoming performance of  "Erminie" is attracting much interest  amongst the lovers of music in Nelson.  The arrangements for. the production  are now being .made, and everything  points to a feui'fcessful production. Mr.  Smith, the musical director, has had a  great deal of experience in producing  operas, and be expresses himself well  pleased with what has already been  done at the rehearsals. Melyille Parry  is authority for the statement that the  production will equal, if  not excel.  Every encouragement- should be  given the Public Library, and particularly to" the reading room in connection with the library. The reading  room is well patronized and bus ��� been  found of great advantage to visitors,  and young men bf the city who.are  without- homes: They_have���found  there a comfortable room, well supplied  with reading material, aud naturally  are attracted there during the long  winter evenings. For this reason every  facility should be given to maintain  the reading room iu its present state of  efficiency.  Neil McKechnie has gone up to Silverton.  The masquerade carnival last  evening was well attendee!.  W. F. Brougham, a former resident  of Nelson, was in the city yesterday.  W. J.  Ehnendorf,  the mining ex  pert of Spokane, was in the city thi s  week.  ��� The .Marks company is playing "The  Little Minister" for a matiuee this afternoon.  The public school attendance bas in  creased by 35 since the reopening of  the schools.  R.  S. -Lennie,   barrister,   returned  m  from a professional visit to the coast  Thursday evening.  Thomas W Lawson was born-in the  city of Charleston forty-five years ago,  being the son of a carpenter, from Nova  Scotia.  He ran away from school at the'age  of twelve to get a job on State street,,  and he got it. "���  . Made a small fortune when sixteen  in.a "pool" with other State street office boys. Lost it all later in a squeeze  in stocks.  'Married at twenty-one, and has had  a delightful home life. Is the father  of six children.-  JIade his debut in State street about  seventeen years ago in.a fight agahist  a store service company, he being interested in a rival patent* Won the fight  and engineered'' "reorganization,"  with himself on the inside.*     -  '- . '  About tbis time-he wasalsomanager  of.a-large railroad-'*priuUng supply  house in Boston.  ,.  In 1893 he engineered a stock campaign for the Westinghouse'Electric  Company against the General Electric  Company. '"��� Cleaned up $2,634,000 iii -  .fifty-eight..dscys fbr._himself-'��nd ."his  backers.   .'-.-,.. -     .,.���.,   .  " Plunged in Sugar stock and."dropped  his pile." '    -  Promoted a "boom" in Kentucky  and lost.    '"  ' " -���' l  - Became interested iu Butte and Boston Copper Mining Company's stock,  which he bought at from seventy-five  to $2 a share and bulled to $75 or better.  Accumulated stock of the Boston and  Montana Company in the same way,  and did the same thing with it.'  Interested Heny H. Rogers and other  Standard Oilmen  in coppers,- and-in  the organization of the'Amalgumaled-  Company cleaned up millions.   The Chicago Quartette comes to the  Nelson Opera House on the evening of  Jauuary 18.  This musical organization  j is highly recommended by tbe press in  ' the places where it bas appeared.  Took an active part in gas affairs in  Boston. Fell out with the Standard  Oil Company in 1901 and lost about  $10,000,000 in a few days in a sensational drop in Amalgamated stock.  Vowed vengeance and lay low.  Began a campaign of publicity looking to a rehabilitation of his fortunes  and to "getting square" with Standard  Oil. "   '       '  Acquired a copper mine of hia own  in California. Began promoting u  combination of Lake Superior mines as  rivals to the Amalgamated.  In 1901 be built a racing yacht at a  cost of $250,000 uud offered ber as a defender of the America's cup, but without being admitted to the trial races.  Broke the vessel-up at a cost of $40,000  published a book telling all about it,  the entire edition of which he gave  away. .  H,_  Acquired fame as a buyer of pink for  $30,000 and namiugit for his wife..  Built a stock farm among the rocks  of Scituate at a cost of $2,d00v000 because his wife liked the site.  He accumulated the finest kennel of  bulldogs in the country.  Bought a triangle of land in the  Back Bay for nearly $300,000 and made  it into a park for the benefit of his  neighbors, most of whom did not like  biro.  Does not belong to any city club.  Spends all bis evenings at home.  Dispenses large sums in charity.  Is sufcgfstitious. .'  There is skating on the Lake"bac.M  of tbe Kootenay iron work^.  ilHIIIMIMMWIH  mummi THE NELSON ECONOMIST  THE HELSOM ECONOMIST  Published every Saturday afternoon at  ^eknoit Street, Nklsou, B. C.  $1 Pel Year Strictly in  ��� Advertising rates made known ou application.  * All changes ia adv��rtls<>..flentfl to Insure  insertion should reach this oflice uot later  ths.1 Thursday, 12 o'clock.  When chance or address is required, It Is  deslnble that both thu old address and the  new be elven.  \ddrefcs all communications. " PiibllHlior  of rat; Nklson  ijcosomist. Nelson. B.C.  THE CIVIC ELECTIONS.  - John Houston has been elected  mayor of the City of Nelson by the  narrow margin of 15 over Dr. Rose.  The Economist his no desire to  detract from the splendor of Mayor  Houston's victory and candidly  concedes that it is another evidence  of his superior ability as an organiser. That his methods have been  completely, endorsed by a majority  of the voters of Nelson the result of  ' the election bears the strongest testimony. He was pitted against a  Strong man, who has no superior as  a canvasser, and the "election was  contested inch by inch until the last  vote was polled. The victor had behind him new combinations, and he  handled them as easily as he did his  former supporters. Against him  were many of his old,friends, and  they were his bitterest opponents.  Yet he managed to win out, by. a  small majority.it is true, but all  things considered, it was the greatest victory he has ever won. The  feature of Mayor Houston's campaign was his platform. He has  now a majority of the aldermen  elected behind him, and we may  expect the electric light plant started  next Monday, if the ground has  not already beeu broken. The road-  making plant should be in in oper-  atiori not' later than "Tuesday.  As to the aldermen, we lis ve very  little to say.     The men elected are  , mote or less interested in  the vvel-  . fare bi the city.    Two of them have  never sat at the council-board be-  -fore/and four have served the city  ;.i    .r'   : '      --     :   ...     -    ������ _ ���        .  in the past.     Four are out and.out  supporters of Mayor Houston, and  the other  two, while on   the Rose  ticket, are  not likely to offer  dny  ��� factious opposition to Maxpr Hoiis-  -tonras'the'platform-on-which-they  were elected includes the essential  -features of the Houston programme.  Notice.  Sixty <la..vR atlor date 1 Intend to apply to  the Commissioner of ..ands and works,  Victoria, for the purcluise of the following,  lands. CninmenclnRHt. the South-Kastcorner  of lot (BOO, Group (1) one, West Kootenuy, at a  post innrkod J. E. A.. South-West corner and  i-iinnlni; North alone: Kast lino of lot 630040  rhiiliis.thcnci- Fast f.0 chains, thence South 40  chains, thence West j. long Columbli. t Kootenay Itrt.5lM.-iiy toplncpof commencement and  c<>iit'<liiln-j200 iicrcMiinrc or less.  Nelson, Dec. 5th, 1001.  J. E. A.N.VAHLK,  NOTICE.  In the matter ofan application for a duplicate of n Orllfhiite of Title to Lots 7. (I 10,11  and 12. Rlorl. 15, I.ols Muml-4. Illnrk 23 and  Lot 12. Block CO. Nelson City, (M(ip2��i).  Notico Is hereby jtlvon thut It Is my Intention tn issue at the expiration of ono month  from the first public-ninn hereof a duplicate  of flip Ort'.tlcnte of Tlth-to the above mentioned Lots In thi* name of Henry Jacuby,  which Certificate is (luted thc'JUth day of April,  189.. and numbered VMT.l \.  Land llrulstry Oflice. Nelson, IJ. C.  28lh Decern bor, ISO I.  "II. I-\ MacLeod."  District Registrar.  N1CKERS0N,  THEJ-WELER,  BAKER ST.  We only ask one trial tomnkc you our ens  tomer. Fine Wateli Jewelry, Optical and  Silverware repairing and everything in the  line. Reasonable charges. Work sent us  from outside towns will receive thc same care  as II personally delivered. Difficult repairs  done for other Jewelers.  Lowest Rates  Best Time  \  Toronto,  Montreal,  New   York, Maritime  Provinces, New England.  WEST  "Vancouver,  Points.  Victoria,   Seattle,    California  Unequalled Passenger Service,   Standard  and Tourist Sleepers, Coaches and Dining  Curs. ;.  TOURIST SLEEPERSERVIOE.  West.���Lv. Revelstoke Monday, Wednesday,  Thursday, Saturday, Ior Seattle and  Vancouver.  ��� ��as^.���Lv. Dunmorc Junction for Toronto Wed. and Sun. For Montreal,  Monday and Friday.   For Boston, Frl.  ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP AGENCY   '  Through bookings to and from Great Britain aud the continent.  .'- For rates; folders and tickets, apply to local  agents, or to  J. S. CARTER,  Dist. Pass. Agt,.  -    Nelson. ��� ���  E. J. COYLE,  A. G. P. A.  -   Vancouver  osophically, and comes out of the  campaign without any regrets. He  fought a,clean battle and was endorsed by 500 of his fellow-citizens.  Considering the fact tbat Harry  Bird was confined to his"bed for the  past three or four weeks, his election must be regarded as a tribute  West Kootenay Butcher Co  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers In  BOOTS AND SHOEST  ,G  ALT MEATS  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  JOY'S  Corner Mill and Josephine Sts.  Send Us an Order for Your  Groceries, then Notice  The promptnessof delivery-  The cleanness and freshness of Goodi.  The full honest measure.  The quality of wnat you get.  You will find abundant reason for sending  your future otders.  This Week's Specials Are:  li-lb Boxes of A 1 Cieainery Butter at 27c  per pound.  Silver J3poon Tea, 60c per pound.  Rajah Brand flneapple, 25c per tin.  Clarke's Boneless Chicken, 35c per tlu.  Joy's Cash Grocery  'l'HONE 19  Certificate of Improvements.  Little Johnnie Mineral Claim, situate in the  Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay  District. ,  Where located: On Rover Creek, about  three miles irom Kootonay River. Take notice that' I, Frank Fletcher, of the City of  Nelson, acting as ngentfor myself, Free Miner's Certificate No. B82.023, and A. C. Flum-  merrelt, Free-Miner's Certificate No. B80.024,  Intend, sixty days from lhe-date hereof,'to  apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate  oflmpiovements for the purpose ofobtaiu-  inlng a Crown Grant of theabovc claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the Issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 26th day of May. A. D 1904.  FltANK FliTCTCHBtt.  to his splendid'services at the council board.  EDITORIAL COMMENT.  ��� '. One long day has passed and 110  work has yet been done on the  powerplant.  " Mayor Houston's automobile has  UOt yet started crushing rock, but  will be in operation next Monday  morning. >  Aid. Gillett is to be congratulated on the run he made in .the  East Ward.;;'jHe beat the head of  his ticket by 34 votes.  J. E." Annable can regard his  large majorit}- in the West Ward  as tm endorsation of the services he  rendered in connection with the  Nelson Agricultural and Industrial  Association exhibition.  Among the.warmest supporters  of John Houston were men  who have ahvaj's opposed hiin,  which better than anything  else shows the forgiving spirit  of   the citizens of Nelson.  JOHN McLATCHIE  Dominion and  Provincial  Land Surveyor  Op. B C. Customs House. Nelson  Frank  Fletcher  PROVIN --At LAND SURVEYOR  JLandsaad Mineral Claims Surveyed  and Crown Granted  P. O. Rox S6S      Oflice: Kootenay St. Nelson  Even Dr. Rose experienced the  benefits of the new era prosperity,  in the form of two new. arrivals on  Thursday afternoon and night.  ' Although''-the thermometer on  Thursday registered the coldest day  ofthe season, it Was hot enough in  the vicinity of the rival committee  .rooms.  --���'���We are requested, to announce  that owing-to the non-arrival of  rolling stock, cats on the street, railway extension will not be^'running  before Wednesday.  Sh. Rose takes his defeat phil-  The-most amusing feature of tbe  campaign jvas tbe list kept by Wm  r s  Blakemore in the*West Waid.  Nearly every voter ��� was put down  as a Houston man, and as the hour  for closing the .poll arrived, Mr.  Blakemore, had figured out a ina-  jorityof "about 200 for his candi?  date. "'   *��� "  Business men generally will be  pleased vvrth the termiuation ofthe  bitterest municipal fight inthe history of Nelson, and the bitterness,  in truth it must be said, vvas not con-  \ ----- ���  fined to one side. - It has been bad  for'. business, but we are" promised  an era of unprecedented prosperity,  which should make up for past  losses.  SewingMachines and Pianos  For Rent and for Sale  Having purchased the stock of Boots and Shoes  carried by Fred L. Irwin, by chattel mortgage sale,  the entire stock, worth $3000, must be sold within  thirty days. This stock and the $9000 stock carried  by myself is made up of the best Boots and Shoes  manufactured, and are of the Latest Styles. No old  or out-of-date goods. All are the Newest and Best.  All will be, sold for half their worth.  12,000 STOCK TO CHOOSE FROM  300   PAIR   CHILDREN'S   SHOES  Sizes from 5 to 1 o  Hugh McCausland  Baker Street, Nelson, B. C.  ���������������������������������������������������������������������.���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������'j  4 (Formerly Clarice House)  J      The beat SI per day house in Nelson.      None but white help employed    The  �� bar the best.  I Q. W.  BARTLETT,  Proprietor  f>+99+9+++++++++++++++++++++++++9+++++9999+999++++++*  I HOTEL :  $1 per day and up  oChinese Employed  AUGUST THOMAS, PROPRIETOR.^  ^ ,-lrC  CORNER HALL AND VERNON -STREETS.  TWO BLOCKS FROM WHARF,  urns & Go  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  MEAT MERCHANTS  Head Office Nelson, BAG.  Insurance . Real   Estate  Mining  Agent  and.  Houses and offices to rent ancl lots for sale in all parts of the city.  Now is the time to invest in good improved       s  Fruit Ranch Property  Adjacent lo Nelson.  The Kootenay Valleys Co., L'ld," London, Eng.  Nelson City Land and Improvement Co.  Fire and  Accident  Insurance   a  Specialty  BAKER ST., NELSON. B. C.  P. O. BOX 232  Nelson, B. C.  ,The largest exclusively Wholesale Liquor House in  the interior  E. FER1  In Pints and Quarts  Dawson's "Extra Special" Scotch.    Grnnda Cigars.  Mitchell's Heather Dew Scotch etc.    Earl of Minto etc.  A'full line of imported aiid domestic Liquors and Wines.  4���4���4���4���4���<  BJents&Awnings Made and Repaired  CLOTHES     CLEANED    AND  MENDED.  OVER J. H. WALLACE'S STORE, NE LSON, B. C.      j-  _��� ���,. A.  CHOQUETTE BROS.,-Proprietors.  *  Finest Quality of Bread.    Ahvays Sweet.    Beautiful to Lcok _-J  at.    Delicious to Ett.   "Try It. ^  Store: Baker St., between Stanley and Ward. T  Branch   Markets   in   Rossland,  Trail,   Nelson, Kaslo, Sandon,   Thre  Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.  Orders by Mail to any branch will have prompt and careful attention. '  It Pays to Deal with Rutherford  Old Curiosity Shop, Josephfne Sf, Kelson  Special Value in Brushes  Hair Brushes. Clothes Brushes, Hair Brushes,  Nail Brushes, Tooth Brushes, Face Brushes, Shaving  Brushes, Strops and Bokar's Razors.    *  BO YEARS'  EXPERIENCE  Trade Marks  " Designs   -r  Copyrights 4c  Anyone sendtne a akotch and dtMrlptlon xanr  anloklr ascertain our opinion free whethtr u  "Invention U probatdr patentable. .Commnnlc*.  tlonaatriotlroonfldent  ���ont free Oldest aaen..          Patent* taken throufh Munn ft Co. Meat**  1 maenor for aecnriBBpaUnU. -   ; throurt Munn ft C&. Jteoa  tptctolnetic*. without charge. In tbe  Scientific Americam  A aabdaomelr Wtutrated weekly. Ijaiteet eto-  ealatton of any adontUe loonuL Tvtma^H a  year: toar xaontba. II. Sold by en ������������dealers.  RewM  ao��ni��4j��&l__  WM. RUTHERFORD, Druggist  WARD STREET, NELSON, B. C.  -PHONE A214  NIGHT PHONE B214  Canada Permanent  Mortgage Corporation  Straight Mortgages at 8 per .cent,  or Monthly Payment System  ographersf  Vancouver and Nelsor  BAKER STREET, NELSON, B. C-  S4W4Pl*^*&*^0^&^&J^'&^&!^i&^'4^*^*  A        _,���_ A        a4t        �������        A        a*��        .���'        -*C... A        a**  ~*<r~*+       +      V     V     ''���*     V     V^ %������*v     >"^  ���4-4-4-4  E. k. strachan!  ,     Plumber and Gasfitter  J Estimates Given  on General  Plumbing,  Sevver Connections, Etc.  Baker Street, near Ward  Street, Nelson.       9  A���A-A���  ...................  3 In 10-acre blocks, in 20-acre blocks.  Improved ranches. ��  I J- E�� Annabte, Nelson, B-'C.- |  Subscribe ior  a Year  The Ecdnomis Vi*  I  I:  i.  p  6  r  ift  K-  fZ.4   -  ���r*s*��'.  " (<*!"./ "��h"uh*.v *k  oa'^/'&,'iV(g  '"    ."    ."''a-i^V-' ??'|  ��� * *tf?W  '��� .'Vhl^j  a. ."���i."*i|  THE   NELSON  ECONOMIST  ^BraWBMVvmmMiwwm  i  JWWiraBWaBWIIHh^^  Talking Machines.  Edison Phonographs, Prices, $10, $20, $30, $50.  The New Edison Moulded Records, at 50c each, $5  per doz.  Berliner  Gramophones  Prices, $17, $25, $30, $45. ' ,  7-inch Records, $6 per doz.  ���   10-inch Records, $11 per doz. ��� , ;   -:     - ���  Needles and all supplies sold on the instalment plan.    Write for prices."  Pianos  Heintzman Pianos '  The   New Scale Williams Pianos:  AT SPECIAL PRICES'  We buy our Pianos for cash, and customers get the benefit, as we have uo  'sub agents" who must have a "rake off." " ."     .- ' '  You  Want  Cameras  J Your friend to remember you  ���maforever?    If you do, make him  j|y| or her a present of a  .    .'   .    .  PARKER  LUCKY CURVE  FOUNTAIN  PEN  . Prices $1.50 to $10. Let ua  I put one aside for you. These  ��� are the pension see advertised  I in the magazines. We warrant  ] them as well as the maker.  \  Thsy lire: tfc BEST  Wall  ...:*  Paper  FROM $1 TO $75  We can supply your  wants for Fall House Cleaning in WALL PAPER and  BURLAP. ;  Chin aware  (Not Crockery with the stamp of some well known China.on it) :  i  NEW GOODS ARRIVING- WEEKLYZ  _t       ~ ' *  Reyal   Crown    Derby,   Crown    Vienna,. Havilaatf "  Limoges,    Royal    Worcester,     Foley,    Minton . atf A  Copeland's.      " ���       A''  \  I-  I  A great sale of Clothing, Men's Furnishings,  HATS  AND  SHOES  The  quantities are the greatest, the assortment the most variedand  the Prices the Lowest of any sale we have held  NEW FALL CLOTHING  20th Century kind, every Garment has style, character  and" splendid  wearing qualities, which coupled with Always Lowest prices makes in-  "terest_and"tD"spafe"fcr1carefurbuyers. ~~���  Men's Suits, $7.50, $10.00, $12.00, $15.00, $18.00 and $20.00.  BOYS' SUITS  'All sizes, good cloth, strong and durable, and specially tailored, $1.2*5,  $2.00, $3.00, $4.00, $5.00 and $6.00.  DISTRIBUTORS  OF jHATS  Perfection in  shapes.-color and style.      Prices, $i.oo, $2x0, $3 00,  $4.00 and $5.00.  SHOES OF QUALITY AND STYLE  Guaranteed to give  perfect satisfaction.      The best  possible for the  money.    Felt Slippers at 25c, 35c, 50c, 75c and #1.00  MEN'S FURNISHINGS  Large stock New Fall Styles.      Tbe place where your dollars bring  their value. -7  SMOKE  THE CELEBRATED  BRIAR  PIPES.  49++++94++++++9++++++++++*+++94444+++++++++++++++*4+.  BROWN  <& CO.  ANECDOTAL.     .  Bishop Potter tells of a young  and inexperienced clergyman vvho  had just been called to a city charge  At the end of lhe first month his  salary was paid by a check, and he  took it fo the bank and passed it in  at the paying-teller's window. The  official looked at it, and then passed  it back. "It's perfectly good," he  said, "but I will have to ask you to  indorse it." The young clergyman  took his pen and wrote across the  face qf the check : "I respectfully  subscribe to the sentiments herein  expressed."  One of the most gopular priests  in Canada is Father O'Gorman of  Gananoque, on the banks of the St.  Lawrence. His'reverence is a keen  judge jof  hoises. and.-dogs,  never  ^ r ,  tailing ��� to have at least one Irish  setter at every bench show in New  York city. At the recent exhibition there his entry won, the first  prize, on hearing of which a friend  said to him : "I suppose they will  make you a bishop now." Father  O'Gorman, who is not at all- averse  to a joke himself, answered readily,  "My dear sir, if I knew as "much  about theology as I do about Irish  setters, I'd be a cardinal this minute."    ���  '"*'  </>  UJ  <  I  (fi  O  z  <  UJ  -J  LJ  I  h-  u.  O  ui  O  CO  Almost the toughest thing in the whole of creation is a "pinto" Broncho when he  fighting humor.  is m  Now his hide is just as tought as he is, and that part above his hips and back is the very  toughest- and most pliable���it is the "Shell."  That is the part used to make the famous "Pinto" Shell Cordovan Mitts and Gloves.  Wind, rain, tear, rip, scorch and boil proof--almost wear proof.  Made only by  W. A Thurmari  Depotfor.Briar Pipes, Nelson  Chimney Sweeping  Proiript attention given  to all orders for  Chimney Sweeping-*.    ;o!' ^.'���'A/- "���;������'���������'������._  . Send your orders, to Jojs D. Downes, care of  the Old Cariosity Shop.  $1:50 per chimney.  ���.  Winnipeg  ���..  .K|��^  $7-5? Per Ton  Delivered  All. orders niuel1. be accompanied by caeh and should be forwarded  either personally or-by mail to the office of >.  - - r_,~\  ��   '   *i  �����$  .--X#  .v", 7J t-'l  HJH'V  ''--���f\\  -  '  5��'<l  '.-Ml  ~ - ��� '. -'~'et  ���   ' '.Ai",~*l.\  J ��� -��� ?*&L  ;*->'7,i_|  ���> *.,H"y��-r  ���jJi.;V  W. P. TIERREY, GENERAL AS��8I THE NELSOtf ECONOMIST  Uncle Giles' Glass Eye.  NCLE GILES was dying���ayin-  hard, and fighting desperately  ior breath.  ���As I stood by .'his bedsido  and. looked down ou hia gaunt  limbs and hard-bitten features, I forgave  kim his part in the quarrel'which had  ���etrangcd us five years before.  U  tfie'old inan's revenge, that ihy resent  Bacnkaxiiaht have carried mo to ladocpni  X shrugged my shoulders. "God  knows," I said, "lie died several months  ��go.   He was my uncle."  "Your uncleT We have been fortunate  In our selection of an agent. And the  diamond?"  "God knows," I said again. "I stood  at his dying bedside���I was hia only living relative���and he told me how he had  T his money. It seemed to me at the  ine an absurdly small sum, not much  ore than a couple of thousand.    The  trirl    he   excoramunicaieu   "�����   story of the diamond explains the mya-  ��BXwYth lie'placed his anathema upon   tery, but he never spoke of it.'  ��e. and he didPit with so many carefully      ��And did you inherit?" enquired Mr.  ^Ypelf lo 9himaagain:Tore K �� ^Tkhed  bitterly.    "Oh,  yes,  I  in-  35. L firoesus fc !.erit.d,'yI said, "but neither money nor  I shouldhave kept my word; too, only diamonds.   My-imelc was good enough to  Uncle filehad  sent, for    me, and  it lenve me his photograph, which you bold  in your hand," and his glass eye. We had  quarreled, and I suppose that was his  way of revenging himself nt the last. Ho  made a grim joke, when I was a child,  *S ���*r."h���e n"vrr"v rich man-ho'w rich about leaving me the eye. I .had re-  .C"i.t0tat he hfmsclf  knew. ��� A   few   parked on lfi peculiarities,_and he kept  seemed a pity not to make up when kf-  totercet added its voice to that of to  llgion, and cried "Forgive your enemies.  "My Uncle  Giles  was   popularly   sun-  ears"prior"to"our"falling out he narrow-  his word  ly escaped ruin through  the suspension  of a financial concern in which he wan  largely, interested. He was shrewd  enough to get out in time, however; and  the shock seemed to paralyze all his enterprise. He gathered in the money which  be had-invested, and became a rnwer ot  the most pronounced type, secreting his  ��� boards and pinching and scraping from  dav to day to add to them.  On two occasions attempts had been  Blade to rob his housp, but Untile Uile--  ���was an old soldier of the Civil War nnd  -was uu uiu ouiu...  v. ���  the  frontier, and he slept light with a  ���"       --    ��� ~-    ~    oil,,.  I attended the .last inquest, asn spec  tator, and heard my uncle give his evidence I had not seen; him for some  time, and when he stood, ���p I could not  but think what a striking figure he pre  :��� wnted-six  feet  two  inches  in  height.  ���* * Soned and angular, his harsh features  *K ielmed from eye to Up by a P��cke��J  purple scar, bitten in by a Confederal.  r *5S5SSstaging than the grotesque  caffc of his features was the exprewno:  1 tamrted by the great glass eye  which  =" flSSd   the left   soW    Steadfast.   >m-  -        movable, slightly larger than its fcIlo��  *--** - "fascinated by its bnsll Wcmn Rl"?-  "An odd fancy," aaid Mr. Allsopp, musingly. "And he said nothing of the  stone?   You are positive?"  "Not a word.   He was a. imUer, and  two attempts had been made to rob him.  I suppose he converted his money into a  valuable diamond so that he could easily  carry it about 'with him or conceal it.  It may be hidden in the house."  "It was not mentioned in the will?"  "No.   I received a copy from the executor."  ���"And. you; are. the next of kin?"  I stared at Mr. Allsopp, open-mouthed.  This waa a new light with a vengeance.  Why���if that diamond could be found it  was mine.   To think that three hundred  thousand  dollars, belonging  to  me  by  law, was lying hidden somewhere! Three  hundred thousand dollars���rand I almost  a pauper 1    And oh!  the hopelessness of  finding iti    I went white with emotion.  Uncle Giles* revenge was more complete  than he had wotted of.  "We must tear the -house to pieces," I  cried excitedly. "We must search every  ���" I stopped. "It would be useless," 1  added. "My uncle was not the .man to  die and leave a jewel of such a fabulous'  value hidden in a rented house."  AVa aat and' looked at one another.- In  Mr. Armbrust's eyes I detected a certain  respect. I was no longer a mere clerk in  liis office-1-I was a man worth three  hundred thousand dollars, if���if he could  only find it.  "lie may have buried it," suggested Mr.  Allsopp, after a long silence.  "As I did his glass eye, in my -back  - yard," I returned, with'a bitter laugh.  "Buried it?   And why?" '  ��� "11 found one of my children-playing  . marbles with it."  "Marbles? 'Mar���good heavens, man-  do you mean to say it" is-round like ��  marble?" ;'. "  ."Yes,'" I said gruffly���how I hated any  mention of that eye!���"like a. very large  marble."-  TCOlTOKeT,": ire   m>m,  ...���   _    _  Vith perfunctory politeness, which made  bim laugh more. I thought he had forgotten the incident, but Uncle Giles h:i<!  A. good memory. A few months after ;the  Inquest. Uncle Giles disappeared. Oni-  day when passing the-little store where  he.pursued his tradc-^he was a skilful    ���.���.���.w  mender of broken china-I saw that it       "Did you ever see another glass eye?"  . -,������;, ..t mn,,n pnau,nes next door.       ��No�� I said, "and I hope to heavcm]  icier -ui 'Uivjvwi ��.   was closed.-I made enquiries next door  ���nd learned that, he had left New York,  nnd had failed, to give his future address."' The old woman who answered  my questions said.she; tlionf_.it lie had  gone for a" sea voyage.'" ller had1 let fall  . a few words which indicated such a pur-  'pose.   .:   ....   *;- .  Six weeks later, on again passinjr the  shop/ I saw through tho, dirty - littli*  jianes the harsh, seamed features'und tin-  glare of the glas3 eye, and knew that  rny uncle had-returned. If he saw me  he made no sign,'and I went'on my waj  my bitterness against him, if .anything.  Intensified. ���  ..Now Uncle .Giles .had-held out the  light 'hand of', reconciliation, nnd there  -Was no reason why I should not gra-*)-  It.    There' was every  reason,'  never shall!" ,        .    . ,  .1 atari at Mr."Allsopp in astonish,  ment.   I never saw a man so_ excited.     ,  "Quick, Mr.' Lawlor!. he cned.:-*W>J;.a  rn'omint to.be lost!"'  He snatched up a hat���It happened to  be.inip'e-^clapped it on*my head; caught  up his own, and seizing me by the arm,  fairly dragged, me-from the room.  As we passed but I looked back, and  saw Mr. Armbrust staring after us, hi.  .yos almost starting from Ixas liead. -  ,   "So-^-this is the corner?    Be careful  *  :now  in   fact-,  My sal-  Iwta theTlg wholesale house of Arm  IT* IBt"r-nS.����� wn�� nltoselhcr inadi-  ami  * why I should. ' I was hard up  KUty : IU una ...�����_,       trust & Mathison was altogether  quato  for  the  support  of a  wife  three voracious children, and there were  "bills on the horizon which would have to  be met somehow.   Uncle Giles'��� was". Tich  smd I was his only living.relative, for  piy7paTeats-hnd-died-many_yea'rs_ago.   - As T stood by that ragged bed in the  bare, -^miserably   furnished   room,   and  looked down on that despetatc battle with  death, I could not but wonder how any  wnan with money nt command could end  Ills Ufa in such -unutterable squalor.    A  ���ragged strip of carpet lay on .the grimy  ���boards, a cracked basin stood on an upended soap box in one corner, a huddle  of patohed and threadbare garments lay  on a  chair in  another  corner,  and  the  only attempt at decoration was a photograph of my uncle, taken God knows  ��� when, .which glowered out of a tarnished ;  copper, frame on the dusty mantelshelf.  I  . Tne hoarse Tattle of the dying man's  Ireath was punctuated at intervals by  the clink of pots and pahs from the adjoining kitchen,  where  an  old   woman,  ragged, unkempt, and    thoroughly    in  keeping with the surroundings, was busy  preparing sonfe decoction.'  -, By the head of thc bed 'stood a rickety  table, and on it, ln a tumbler of water,-  was my uncle's glass, eye.  Large and round as a marble, it looked  At ma through the side of the glass, thc  .convexity lending to it a grotesque di��-  tortion. There was something almout  satanio In its expression���a" wliscmbodicd  power which riveted my 'glue. When 1  looked away I was painfully conscious  of its presence, and gladly would I hava  .plucked it forth and flung it away.:  "ltobert." It was my unclo'a voice,  gasping horribly. "Nearer���I have something to say to you  >w.    -  -_Mr.-Allsopp and'I.were standing in mj  hack yard, andJE was poising a spade  My hand'shook so that I could hardlv  Iiold it.   I threw out'a shovelful of mold,  arid'Mr. Allsopp' dropped  to his knee-  and sifted it carefully  through his flu  gers. -      *-'      ..'     ,  "Net here," he'said.   "Another."  I repeated the operation.   .  There was no need to search this time.  The clod split, and out of the heart o'  it rolled Uncle Giles' glas3 eye.  'Mr. Allsopp pounced on it and madi  ~:i-daah-for-the-house,_I_following at_hi-  heels.   Straight through the kitchen h'<~  ran, regardless of my wife's' disconcerted  look, and into the dining-room.  "A bowl of hot water���quick!" hi  cried,'aa though giving-an impatient or  dor in a restaurant.  Wide-eyed, my wife brought it, am  stood looking on.  Mr. Allsopp dropped the eye into tlu  water, and carefully wiped away thi  ���,tveaks of mold with his silk pocket-  handkerchief. Then taking a small mag  nifying glass from his pocket, he exam  ineil it carefully.    ,  "Ila-hl" he said. "Itis as I suspected  It   has  been   made    for    the   purpose  Look I"'  Tho Bwcat 'stood out in great bead?  ���  i on his forehead, and my hand trembled  ns I  took the magnifier and  examined  tlie eye.'  .Around the center wss a line, like a  (Ino hair, showing where the two halves  were joined together.  Mr. Allsopp cut my inspection short.  Enveloping, the eye in his handkerchief;  he-twisted hard on it. T noticed how  the sinews on the back of the upper  hand stood out. Then there followed a'  swift movement of his fingers, and the,  next moment he threw aside the hand-,  kerchief and tilted out upon the tablo  something which caused my wife to reel  back, and mc to shade my eyes with my  hand.  It was the Eissclburg diamond.  And such a diamond!    I have spent  '     -    l    but  I Bent my ear to the dry, foam-flecked       -"*���" -   many years among precious stone3, but  j   never  did   I  see  another  like   it.      It  a tin cash-box.   It contains, all the.mon  ey I possess���a little over two* thousand:  dollars." ' .    "   '  I could  not repress  a start of  sur-  '   It waa  collected"  whispered my  Jowcr. "I'hairc'left^-my photograph���  and���" Ho fought wildly, for breath  while I propped him higher on his'.piV  lows, and waited is 'un agony of expec:  tation. The paroxysm passed.- "And ir.j  ���glass eye���' lie gasped. "I���promise?  lt���to you. It��� is���*��� A horrible grii  distorted his features, a grin as I fan.  - cied of diabolical malevolence, and hi  fell back dead.  "Curso you5" "Even as thc splri<  slipped from Its ungainly envelop* I sa\T  jaj airy castles crash into rain, and ��  &g&!S&JSM&/l &&* refineil.cnifiltiL.i_.  forth':-  "I have mentioned the price.1  Mr. Allsopp'si voice,'cool and  now.   "Are you prepared, to sell?"  "What does it mean?" ~*-!   wife.  . I-put my arm about her waist, andj  drtiW.her to me. .   . I  "It means,"-1 said, "that Uncle Giles  was not such' a bad fellow after all. It  :tneans that I am going to Bell.his glass  eye for* three hundred thousand dollars'.'-'J  She  burst  into   tears,   and  laid  her,  head on my shoulder.  "Oh,-"  she   cried,   "God   bless    Uncle,  Giles and his'glass eyet"  "Amen!'' I said.  ,',���'��� ������ o ��� ���  In the Archduefll crown of Eiaaelbrnf,  <aro.matcMe��a Was diamonds glltttr tjULli_  by licle, once more united,.and'oveTr tho  mantel of our bedroom In., our new,  house on tipper Fifth Avenue hangs a  ^aded photograph In a cheap copper  frame.  Grim and sardonlo that face may laok  to others, but as I glance.at it it seems  to mo that a kindly look now beams  fr.om Uncle Gil.es*.jjlass^fiye.  lengths, but'forlhe kurrieJ entranoe of  the old servant.  "He is dead," she screeched, in a thin,  cracked voice.  "Yes," I answered, "he is dead.   Let  him rot!"  As I flung round from the bed my  eye fell on my legacy, peering at me  through tbe tumbler. To my disordered  senses it seemed as though it were  laughing at me, and I raised my hand  todash it to the floor/ I restrained the  impulse, however, and, without a look  to left or right, strode from the chamber of death.  . It was hard to break the news at  |_!iome, for our hopes had risen high, but  my wife accepted ' Uie situation philosophically, ��� and even tried to persuade  mo to attend the funeral. I returned *  curt refusal, however, to the lawyer who  sent me the intimation, and having informed him of the secret hoard, I dismissed the whole subject as far. as possible from my mind, and settled down  to fight the never-ending battlo of: the  man with an income too small for his  necessities.  Some three months after my uncle's  death, on my birthday as it chanced, a  small parcel was delivered at my door  by special messenger. My wife. and I  opened it with pleased expectancy, wondering who had remembered me. The  first thing which met our eyes was the  faded photograph of-my. uncle. Then I  knew what that little square box. contained. The executor of my uncle's will  had religiously carried out his instructions; I tore off-the lid, took onelook  at the baleful' contents, and then, opening a drawer full of odds and ends,  flung in box and all. The eye rolled out,  and as I closed the drawer with a bang  I could have sworn I saw It wink.  Three davs later my eldest boy came  to me with something clutched in his  chubby fist.  "Look at tho nice alley I found," he  said. He opened his fingers, and there,  lying or. the pink palm, .was-that detestable eye.  I substituted a. stick of peppermint  candy, and, carrying my legacy out into  my little back yard, 1 turned up a spadeful of.'earth in a corner, flung it into  the grave, and stamped the soil down  on the top of it.  "There," I cried, "is an end of you!  "Sou shall trouble me no morel"  "Lawlor!"  I looked up from my ledger, and saw  the senior partner's- secretary standing  in the doorway of .the outer office.  "Mr.'"A-rmbrust wishes to see you."  Such a summons was so unusual that  I felt.a sudden,sinking.of the.heart, and  ' fell to - wondering whether I had in any'  way neglected my duty.- .   ""  "Don't look so scared," added the secretary, kindly, "he's .not going to fire  you."*.  When I .entered .'Mr. Armbrust's private office I saw that he was nob alone.  Seated^in one .of,-the deep leather arm  chair's was an elderly man, with a keen.  clean-shaven face Ho looked, like an  American,^ and yet .there was something  (indefinably foreign.about him.  "Sit down, Mr. Lawlor," said-my employer. "I am about to entrust a some-  .vtnit difficult task to you. This is Mr.  Ulsopp, head of the Amsterdam dla-  uond house'of that name. Perhaps yon  will explain matters, Mr. .Allsopp. 1  think you will find Mr. Lawlor entireh  trustworthy."  I blushed at the unexpected compliment.'  "Tho matter can be explained in a few  ivords, Mr. Lawlor," said the - stranger  'Vou have heard of the Eisselburg dia  nondsT No? You surprise mc. The;  ire a pair -of large blue stones, quitt  natchless, belonging --to the- reigning  house of that little principality.  "About a year ago the Archduke, being  pressed for money, commissioned us to  -ell one of the gems. privately. He  stipulated for $200,000 and-th-it-the-pui--  chaser should not divulge the identity of  the stone. The price was reasonable  but the other condition made a sale ��  matter of some difficulty. At last I got  a customer, an American, a most remarkable looking man. He was willing  to comply with" the conditions���in fact,  lie waa .as anxious as wc were that strict  secrecy should be preserved. He paid  the price demanded, and between you and  ���me he got something of a bargain.  "Not long ago the Archduke, as you  may have seen in the papers, acquired a  ��� ivife and a large fortune., ne is anxious  to reoover the stone, and has commissioned mo to act for him. I have.ascertained that a blue diamond, answering  lho description. in every respect, was  passed through the customs, great secrecy  boing urged l>y tho proprietor, evidently  the.same man who purchased it from  ua. lie gave a wrong name and address,  however. and'I have lost trace of him. I  am unwilling to entrust the matter to a  private detective agency; it.is most important that it should not leak Into the  papers'���and Mr. Armbrust haai kindly  suggested that you should undertake the  task."  a I bowed my willingness.  "Wo are prepared to pay well for the  jewel," Mr. Allsopp continued. . "Tlie  Archduke has commissioned me to offer  three hundred thousand dollars. That  will cover the amount of the duty paid,  and give the purchaser a 'considerable)  advance on the price he paid."  -. "That is a matter for the future, however," interrupted Mr.-Armbrust. "You"  understand, Mr. Lawlor, that your duties'  will be confined to discovering the "original purchaser."  "Certainly.   And the description of the  man who.bought the stone?"  "He should bo easily identified," fe-.  plied the diamond merchant. "He was a  tall man���unusually tall���well over six  feet. About sixty, years of age, .and  dressed in very old clothes. He had a  protruding nose, like the beak on an  eagle, and angular features, with a deep  scar on tho right side of the face, running up and down. Thc most noticeable  feature about him, however, was his left  eye, a false one I should judge, light  gray In color, and slightly, larger than  the right." .    -  I sprang from my chair with an irrepressible cry of .astonishment, ��nd the.,  nro gentlemen stared at me.  "You appear surprised, Mr. Lawfcw0w.  atU_jaj_eaoS0ns. ��� ������***   Our Annual Stocktaking Clear  _A.11 Winter Goods must "be sold to make room for Spring (roods, and in order to sell them  special reductions -will "be made in the price of everything, in many cases amounting to 50 per  cent.  \  Ladies' Winter Jackets  only a tew left, all this season's goods, colors black,  fawn and fancy mixed cloths, regular prices $8.00, reduced to $4.00. Regular $10.60 reduced, to $5.00.  Regular $12.00 reduced to$6 00. Regular $i5.oore-  ,duced to$7.50. Regular $25.00 reduced to $12.50.  Only half a dozen children's coats left, regular prices  $6.50 to $9.00, your choice at $3.50 to clear.  Ladies' Winter Skirts  ���in black, navy, light and dark greys and fancy tnix-  turrs. See our $5.50 skirts, just the thing for this  wet, dirtp weather, in length-38 to 52. A fine range  of ladies' fancy trimmed skirts at greatly reduced  prices.  Ladies' Shirt Waists  in lustre and flannel, only about one dozen left ;  regular prices $2.50 .to.$3.00, reduced to $1,00 each.  French Flannels  suitable for ladies' and misses' blouses, in plain and  fancy colors, all at 40 cents per yard.  IRVINE  THE BIG GASH STORE  ED  EMOVALSAL  Thirty Days Removal Sale  General Reduction in AN Line  ���  s  SUCCESSORS TO D.McARTHUR & 00,  Hif the Cily of Nelson  ELECTRIC LIGHT RATES  Electric light  rates, for tlie month of.Dcc.  are now due and .ipuyable at .the  City  offices.    If "paid on   or beforo   tho   15th Jan.  dlBc-ounto! 10 per cent will beallo-yed.  Kelson, Jan. 2,1905.  By order,  D.CMcMORSlS  Citv Glerk.  Corporation of the City of Nelson  Water Rates Notice  \Vatnr rates for the quarter ending March  31,1905, are due aud payable at tho city offices. If paid -on or before the loth of January the following rebates will be allowed:  Kor one quarter, 10 per'cent;, for two quarters, 12J_ percent; Tor three-quarters, 15per  cent; lor the year, 20 per cent.  By order.  ~^ ���^D'riirMcMORItlS;   .    , City Clerk.  Nelson/ January" 2/1005:  TO-Nj_GHT  CASEY'S TROUBLES  ��?++?++++++++++++4++++44+++,>9+994+++++9++++++++++444  The Popular  MARKS  and his company.  15-ARTISTS-15  Notice Is hereby given, ln accordance with  lhe statutes, that.ProVlnelul KevcnueTax, and  all assessed taxes and Income tux, assessed  and levied under the "Assessment Act, lDOS,'"  for the Nelson Assessment District, are due  and payable for the year 1905, at my olllco,  situate at the Com I House, Nelson.  This notice, In terms) of law, ls equivalent  to u personal demand by mc upon all persons  liable for taxes.  Dated'at Nelson, B. C, this third Cay of January, 1905.  Kobt. A. Rknwick,  Assessor  and Collector Kelson Assessment  District.  GOOD PLAYS, GOOD SPECIALTIES,  GOOD SCENERY, GOOD COSTUMES  "300D FMOES���'  277 scats at 50c  Reserved  223 seats at 35e  125 seats at 25c. Gallery.  None higher.  }  Notice.  Take notice that I intend toapply lo thc  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for  permission to purchase the land hereinafter  mentioned and that such application  will bo made sixty days from the  date     hereof. Tho      land      mentioned  is as follows: Situated on the North  shore of Kootenay River. Description of  boundaries of.land: Commencing at the  South West corner post of Lot 605, thonco lu a  Northerly direction -20 chains, thence in a  "Westerly direction 20 chains, thence in.a  Southerly direction -to North bank of Kootenay 111ver7 thence along water front to point  of commencement.  Nelson, B. C.| January 7th, 1905.  A.I.EX. ALLAN.  Nelson Opera House  Tuesday and Wednesday  JANUARY   17-1$  The    Philharmonic  Chicago   LadieS'  Quartette  "I am," I replied abruptly.   "I think I  know the man in question.    Can you]  spare me for an hour or two, Mr. Arm-|  brust,  that I  may'-make  sure of  the;  Identification!" ���    \  "Sharp work," interrupted Mr. Allaopp.j Miss Fanny Ferguson.   .   ..Sopranno  "Go, by all means," said Mr. Armhnut,] Miss-Harriet Eddy . . Mizz >-Sopranno  ind without another word I rushed from ��� o "* -  the room, seized my hat, anCitarted fo?!. Miss Adele Davis . Altoand Violinist  boo&^Thlng.i were getting decidedly in-j Misg Ei1?al,eth Ferguson '.   . Contralto  Tbis is what we are giving  on all our fine stock of Cut Glass S  .Decanters.     We have thein in various shapes and sizes from the  dainty-little Claret   Bottle to the heavy  Whiskey Jug in tbe latest-  Floral Cut   Glass. -   Stocktaking is about over and this is one of  the lines we are anxious to clear" out in order   to make room for  new goods and so we are offering them at a bargain.  ���PATENAUBEEtf^  f Jewellers, Watchmakers   and   Opticians,     'Phone   293.  +++4 >+++++++++++++++99 & >��*e^&<*>��^' +++++++++*++++++  We make no boast when we say lhat we sell the Finest  Meats iti town. 'Hammond's anrl Swift's Ham and  Bacon at 18c per lb.  See oilr window..--  G  i ui  Baker Street  -  Nelson, B.C.  .^^^^.^^'^i^>^^^'<*^'g>^^^^/^ >*/<&f&&QS9.*V9*4iW&%''%W  Two hours later I placed the photo*!  aph of Uncle Giles.tn Mr. Albopp't;  md.   ���   - ... - I  "That b the man,'* he eried.  **Unnd����'  ' A*^^JC^es 7oc, 50c, and 25c.  Seats i>n rale at the Opera House.  Telephone 188.  Auction Sale To-Nigh  AT THE AUCTION MART.  ALL KINDS   OF  BARGAINS  '���  Auction Sale's promptlyfattended to iu any.part of British Columbia.  J. GREEN, AUCTIONEER.  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  W.G.GILL  Builder and  Contractor  Estimates given on stone, brick-  and woodwork.  Brick and Lime for Sale


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