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Array VOLUME  VII.  1NELSONV.B. C.i SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1903.  NUMBER 18  A.AVf  �����.*���#!  :. ' xl  AH  *AAZt\  f-'        j" '  N  ews of the  M  lues  BOUNDARY MINING NOTES.  Phoenix Pioneer.  The  Granby smelter treated 38,367  tons of ore in October.  Tbis week tbe Athelstan-Jackpot  ere shipments take quite a jump.  It is said tbat there ia likely to be a  reorganization at the Boundary Falls  smelter shortly.  It is reported tbat the Goldfinch, in  Skylark camp, is looking better than  ever with development.  The Mother Lode lias a private  system of eight telephones, connecting  different parts of the works.  At the Winnipeg the compressor bas  been set on its bed, and tbe connections  are being made. Next week it will be  in operation.  In October tbcGranby mines shipped  38,398 tons of ore; the Mother Lod3  sent out 12,665 tons and tbe Snowsboe  sent'out 9,480 tons.  Since the general close of the mines  5n and! around Butte, Montana, not a  fewof tbe miners have been coming  hito the Boundary to secure work.  The new castings for the cylinders  for the two 30 drill air compressors for  "the Granby mines to take the place of  those that exploded in August, arrived  -this week, and arc being placed in position as rapidly as possible.  Smith Curtis, manager of the Oro  Denoro, has been at the mine again  this week. Everything about the  property is going along smoothly, nnd  the shipments are soon to" be at the  rate of 200 tons daily, now that the air  compressor is in good shape.  The final payment on the Elkhorti,  adjoining the Providence, is to be made  next month, and will be made, like  the payments on the Providence were,  out of profits from the ore shipped.  This is one of the high grade mines of  the Boundary, the ore running over  $100 per ton, and Phil McDonald and  James Sutherland,who have the bond,  cviden tly have a splenpid property  Several small properties in the  Boundary have receutly had development work started ou them. Dr.  ~Averill"and"associates "are" working "oil  the Bugle, and he is also working on the  Minnie, in Summit camp, near the  Emma. Chas. Simpson is working the  Iron Chief, adjoining the Betts and  Hesperus group. W. T. Smith bas  started work on the Emma fraction, in  Summit camp. J. K. Fraser is working the Evening Star in Wellington  camp,and G. W. Rumberger is developing the King in the same camp.  handled by the Northport and Nelson  smelters. At the terminal an 18-car  spur is being put in.  SLOCAN MIMNG NOTES.  Slocan Drill.  Six mon are employed at the Black  Prince.  During October the Idaho shipped  328 tons of ore.  The Monitor shipped 63 tons of ore  during last mon tit.  Tbe force at the Ivanhce is to be  increased to 80 men, -  More men have been added- to the  force tit the American Boy  Some excellent ore is being taken out  of the Bell by the lessees.  The force on. the Wakefield mine  was this week red need to 16 men.  "Work is expected to be resumed at  the Howard Fraction at an early date.  Sandon mines last week shipped 200  tons of ore,. 98 of whieh came from the  Ruth.  v.  The construction of the new .mess  house ut the Enterprise is pretty well  under way. '      -   -   ���  Two men were pu t on last week to  improve the trail to tbe Black Prince  for rawhiding.  Last week the Slocan ore shipments  approximated 500 .tons, making about  13,000 tons for the year.        .-        *-*   Z  As a result of the first 20 days' run  of Lhe stamp" mill at- the. Eva mine, at  Carabonne, 395 ounces of gold was obtained. --  A big strike of ore is reported.from  the Ivanhoe, twelve feet of the shipping article having been encountered  in > the No. 9 tunr'el. It has created a  big stir in thecairi]>.  YMIR MINING NOTJES.  A few days ago Hon. D. W. Higgins announced  that his best story would appear in the Colonist of the  8th inst. Mr. Higgins kept his word, for of all the  interesting stories yet written by this gentleman, undoubtedly " Caledonia H. Collins" is the best. Like  so many of Mr. Higgins* stories; the one appearing  last Sunday deals with events in the early history of  Yale, once a great mining camp. Many who have  witnessed the production of-'4 The Danites," written  also by a Canadian, have often wondered how"Bilty-  Piper" succeeded in keeping the secret which was  only discovered under the most unexpected jcircuin-  stances, yet Mr. Higgins shows how easy such -jl  thing can be, iu thestory of " Caledonia H. Collins:"  This is the story of a woman who came from California to Yale disguised as a man in search of her  husband. . The secret of her sex was preserved until  one morning .the young wife gave birth .to a baby..  The story of how the event was received by'the- residents of the mining town is most interestingly told  by Mr. Higgins.  here a few months ago. Several of the old favorites  remain, but there have been a few' additions' to the  organization. Miss Mathes has added a number of  new pieces to her repertoire, perhaps the most notable  being tbe one in which she appears' on the opening  night. The. company will tour California .for the  winter months.  ���  Kaslo Kooicnaian.  The lessees ofthe Black Prince have  two carloads of ore leady to snip.'" -  TIi e Payne electri e zinc seaparator is  complete and commenced operations  Friday.  Day and night shifts are being employed at the Ivanboe conceiltnitorT  - TlieRambler has struck a Targe body  of ore 800 feet -|>r rpendicularly from  the apex of the vein.  John Foster and J. Cory have taken  a lease and ��� bond on the Cinderella  group, near Tnrce FotIcs.  TheTecenfc strike a.t the Last Chance  is holding out well and shows every  evidence of being-a "Urge chute.  Jalines Rutherford, manager of the  Lardeau Valley Wines, left Kaslo Monday for Alberta to examine some coal  fields for an English syndicate.  The Ruth lias over- SOO tons of zinc  on hand which they are waiting the  opportunity to ship.  The McAllister group on the north  fork of Carpenter ereek is making pre-  peratlons'tosliif*. The property is  owned by Wm. Hunter and Geo.  Fairbnirn. >  Will English is in town'from Wood-  berry. He Tcports good progress being  made with the work on the Baltimore  group, whieh be is working. Ifc is expected that the lead will be cut within  the next sixty feet. Assays of the ore  taken out run 'upwards of 300 ounces.  Joseph Ryan, who has been here  lately in the interests of representatives  of capital who proposed erecting lead  smelting and reBr in g woms, here has  A strange thing has happened in" connection with  the retaining wall for the new James Bay Bridge!, at  Victoria. . The expensive* stone wall has bulged out'  fully seven inches. A month ago this" bulging process was first noticed and since that time the masonry  has sagged another inch. Moreover, the- wall was  tied to the James Bay bridge by long bolts and there  is now visible a distinct .curve in the train trades  across the bridge. "* By way of ^giving support 300  piles'are now being driven, but it is a bad place to fill  in ; forty feet of mud underlying tbe four- feet of clay  forming the bottom^of the bay;. The^c'tona papers  have been keeping the matter very quiet/but riotf-.'  that the secret has become' public property, both the'  Colonist and Times are felling what the council thinks*  about it. Several private meetings of the city council  ���were held to especially-- consider the matter, and at  these'meetings a number ofthe aldermen indulged in  remarks the reverse of complimentary ofthe manner  in.which the job was haudled. Though' the reporters,  were excluded from these private sessions^ they were  nevertheless in possession of info rmation about all that  occurred and could at any time have given an accurate account of the proceedings. The work was  under the supervision of City Engineer Topp, aud  while it is admitted-thai-he has-met with a great-mishap in his career, there is no disposition to condemn  that official. That the wall has shown glaring evidence of weakness is not disputed for a moment; and  the interesting point in the situation seems to be tbe  necessity of suggesting a remedy. The Colonist learns  that some of the most competent experts say that the  intrinsic strength of the wall was weak in the first  place ; that the inevitable lias occurred. It -is-believed  that the loss to the city will amount to about $50,000.  The citizens of Rossland are getting ready for the  municipal campaign. Over there a number of citizens have banded themselves together.as reformers  of city methods, and have' placed as the chief plank  iu their platform the abolition of the salaries of the  mayor and aldermen. The principal reason given  for the proposed retrenchment is the depleted condition df the municipal treasury and the absolute necessity for a curtailment of expenditure. Of course  the citizens "of Rossland.know their own business  best, but it does seem as if the proposal to cut off the  mayor's salary was retrenchment in the wrong direction; The mayor of every" city is at* more or less expense iii tlie discharge of the duties of' bis office, and  it is scarcely fair.that he should be asked to stand the  whole of this expense. In .Nelson it is doubtful if the  mayor saves one dollar out,' of his salary ; besides he  contributes a great deal of his time to the- city in the  way of carrying on civic business.'*' With* the aldermen it is somewhat different' .While they also have  to sacrifice a great deal of their time, yet they have  nothing like the number of calls made upon their resources that falls to the lot of the mayor. Retrench-  ment may be necessary in Rossland, even to the'ex-  tent of cutting.off the mayor's salary, but we hope no  one Cwill entertain" a-like-'suggestibn in-Nelson tor  some years to come. .   ��� y'. ,'.'���' '������" '<���" "-- " *'" "  ���The death of Miss Ivy Johnstone, eldest daughter  of Mr. George Johnstone, has been the cause of  universal sorrow in Nelson. ���The deceased young  lady enjoyed the friendship of every citizen of Nelson,  the large number who attended her funeral being the  strongest possible testimony, of the esteem in which  she was held.- Her,.death coming so unexpectedly  rendered the shock so much greater. Gifted with  splendid qualities of both miiid and heart, she vvas a  universal favorite everywhere, and her family have  the-sympath y of-the entire-community-iu���their -bereavement.  L  P,  #.  *���".*  ocal and  Jl rovincial  Another effort will be made to form  a Pioneers' society in Nelson.   -  A.  J. Marks, Nelson's only *" weather  prophet, predicts an open winter.  Dr. Hall and several friends have  been hunting this week in Alberta.  The high wind of to-day caused some  damage by blowing down trees and  outbuildings.  The hotels have been crowded with  commercial travellers all week.  A. C. Flumerfelt, of   the Granby  smelter, was in Nelson yesterday."  Harry Wright, M. L. A. for Ymir,  has returned from his trip to the eo^sL  Nelson curlers have reorganized for  the season, and promise good sport  when they get the ice.  Mr. W. de V. leMaistre has decided  to relinquish his law business at Revelstoke and will remove to Edmonton  about tbe beginning of next month.  .The Cosgrove company will appear  at the Nelson Opera House on the  evening of Thursday, November 2C,  under the auspices of the Nelson City  Band.  The Nelson Trades and Labor Council will hold a smoking concert at the  Opera' House tbis evening.  ... jl 1  '     '    r-    -T-^l  ^ ��� I    31  , * -':' 1  Miss McMicking has returned to V&e  <x>ast after several months' visit with  her sister, Mrs. Robt Renwick.  Patenaude Bros.' store has been enlarged, and is now one of the finest  jewellery establishments iu British  Columbia. The work done in the manufacturing department of tbis firm is  noted throughout the province.     -  The Rev. Canon Bean lands, rector  of the cathedral parish, Victoria has received a year's leave of absence from  the Bishop. He left last Saturday for  England, accompanied by. bis children.' Bishop Perrin, with Archdeacon  Scriveirahd-Rev. W". B. Allen will  -take charge of the parish in the Canon's absence.  Charlie Ink and Doc Boyd have disposed of their inte.est in the Manhattan and taken over the Nelson House.  Campbell Sweeney, of the Bank of  Montreal,  has  just  returned, to the  ���coast from a trip through the Koote- ^  nays.   He reports a revival in business  everywhere he visited, particularly in.  Nelson. V "*  It is understood that L. P. Duff; K.  C, will certainly be appointed to the  vacant Judgeship caused by the retirement of Hon. Mr. Justice Walked. -  The appointment will be a popular oue  in the interior.  J?  _-���_-* 1  Col. John Egan, the vetern newspaper man, who  spent some months in Nelson as editor ofthe Miner,  is again back in the city. The Col. is taking the  place of one of tbe News staff on that paper and will  be with us for a few weeks.  The Victoria papers state that the  Hon Mr. Tatlow bos explained that the  o-cent per head bounty offered on dead  Vancouver crows was made by him in  the capacity of Park Commissioner,  and not as Provincial Treasurer. There  will thus be no call in respect of dead  crows v pon the depleted resourced of  British Columbia, but only a moderate  levy upon the civic funds of prospering Vancouver.  The~Victdri\~exhibitidn~~wa8 this  year���takingall things into account-  successfully managed. The receipts  came to $12,324 and the outlay but  slightly exceeded this amount, the net  deficit beingonly $363.47, whiehjthere  should be little difficulty iu meeting.  This is a vastly better result thun tliat  of last year and it is hoped that the  next exhibition will show an actual  surplus of receipts.  ymir Mirror. ,  It is reported in town  to-day''that  thoy have struck the main lead on the  Atlin and that a big body of rich ore is  revealed.  Supt. Whitejhas resigned as superintendent ofthe Broken Hill Mining Co.  operating the   famous Wilcox niiue.  He intends   to: take a ��� well deserved  vacation, but expects to return to camp  in the spring.. His many friends will  Tegret even the temporary absence of  genial Phil..      ���-'���'  '/...-���_  ������_..  Another pack train went up to the  Hunter V. this morning carrying tramway material. This-tram will run from  - the property 'of the'Standard Development Syndicate to the Nelson and Fort  Sheppard tracks below town. It will  be 1200 feet in length and will be supported by 22 towers.     The Hunter V.  property is considered oneof the "large  wired theKootenainn that negotiations  things" of the Kootena}*.    There is a  have been completed and that the erec-  mountainof' lime that carries values j tion of  such worfcs is now assured. .    ���        ���-.  from 28 to 32 ounces of silverand from  Tbisis good newsarwlMr. Ryan should   eveilin2 in " The Resurrection."    This company has  |3 to $i__in gold."    The,ore will be, be congratulatedo��his success,  The resignation of George Anthony Walkern as  Supreme.Court Judge of British Columbia has been  accepted, and he. is now 611 the superannuated list.  Judge WaTkem rendered long and faithful services to  the province of British Columbia. Since his arrival  in the province in.the early sixties he has been prominently identified with our public affairs, and can  truthfully be said to have earned a well-merited rest.  In securing for British Columbia many valuable concessions in connection w'i-.h the entrance of this province into the Dominion confederation, Mr. Walkern  rendered a service to tbis province which should have  been recognized in some more lasting manner than  it has been so far. It has been the custom in this  province to recognize long and faithful service. This  has uot been done in the case of Judge Waikein.  Knighthood should have come to him in connection  with his superannuation.  The Victoria Times is going to make a specialty  of reporting the proceedings of the forthcoming session  of the'legislature, and as everyone is interested in  anything that will take place' in the House in November, it would be well to subscribe for the Times,  which, by the way is one ofthe best daily papers in  Western Canada,  :The Clara  Mathes company  begins a week's engagement at tbe Nelson Opera ^House next -Monday  Messrs! Hooper & O'Brien have rented the old  postoffice building and are fiting it up as a vaudeville  place of amusement. It is the intention to make this  a little family'theatre in which women and children  can spend an hour or so any afternoon. The performances will be continuous, lasting an hour each,  from half-past two in the afternoon until half-past ten  at night This is something, that''has been long  needed in Nelson, audit is.to be hoped that the promoters .will m;et with the success their enterprise  deserves.  As owing to the demoralization ofthe  market in the North-West, consequent  upon the deli very of American lumber  thereat sacrifice prices, the demand for  the product of British Columbia mills  has been suddenly reduced very considerably, the Nanaimo saw mill will  only work this winter when sufficient  local orders are in hand to justify getting steam up. Another shutdown  has taken place, the duration of which  will depend upon how fast the orders  come in. -  The danger of coasting-was fully exemplified this- morning,- when a; boy  came down Observatory wtreet on his  sled and ran into the street car. ' He  struck the truck ofthe car and had his  foot badly jammed* It would be well  for the council to prohibit coasting excepting on certain streets.  The house occupied by William  Davis, on Kootenay street caught fire  this morning and was completely destroyed, together with a large qauntity  of valuable furniture. Tbe fire caught  from the furnace in the basement and  gained considerable headway before.lt_  was noticed. The loss will amount ts>  about $2,000, and *�� said to be iusmed.  for that amount.  ���    u  '  Dr. Hall proposes at tbe next meeting of the Victoria School Board to  move tbe abolition of the limit off 1,-  200a year in regard to the salaries of  High School assistant teachers. Tbe  doctor holds that the limit is too tow  and may work disadvantageous^ to  the public interest in the case of  specially capable teachers having other  opportunities of scholastic employment.  1 '.-���.  I been considerably strengthened since its appearance  With, a great number of repertoire companies  hovering around, it will be quite possible to secure  mauy attractions for the Opera House.  Bev. C. H. M. Sutherland, pastor of  the Mount Pleasant Methodist Church,  Vancouver, has received an Invitation  from the Methodist congregation at  Revelstoke to be pastor of that church  next year. Mr. Sutherland's term at  Mount Pleasant, already one year more  than the time usually allotted to clergymen of his church, will end next June.  The annual conference has the power  d officially stationing the ministers,  but the requests of individual congregations weigh largely in the choice  made.  The Kootenaian says that J. H. Grey-  C. E., who lias been locating the line  of tbe monorailway up the Duncau  river to the West Fork, has been completed the field work and has succeeded  In getting a splendid grade with but  two crossings of the Duncan and following the west side of the river for  tbe greater part of its length. It will  take some time to complete the plans  and estimates and Mr. Gray says that  the actual construction will begin as  soon as the office work is completed.  The whole of the distance between  Howser lake and the West Fork of the  Duncan has been definitely located and  the general contour of the country is  admirably adapted for tbe building  and operating of the line proposed. Mr.  Gray had an exceptionally good force  of men employed on the survey and  the work progressed most favorably,  consuming much lesa time than had  been anticipated. THE KELSON ECONOMIST  8* ���-  1;   ,  ��� 3  I*  h  li  -���' I IE/-  The Economist  Published every Snturday al'Lcruoon at  VER2TON STJIEET, NKLSON., B. Ci  $3.00 Per Year in Advance  Advertising m'.es made known on application.  All changes In adve.-lisfc.Aents t-o Insure  Iciicrtlon should reach tills otiii-e not later  ���tlLX'i Tluii'Bday at 12 o'clock."  "When change of address Is reriuired, it is  desirable thai both the old aadrixis and Uu-  hdv be given.  Address all eoniinuiiieatioji-s. " Publisher of  Thk Nki^on Kcon'omist. Kelson. B. C."  EDITORIAL COMMENT.  The citizens of Nelson should not  permit the* agitation for the,sawmill  proposal to die out. Every industry  that pomes to Nelson adds to the prosperity of the city.  There is something in what the eastern banker says with regard to - the  political situation of British Columbia.  Th'w is not the time to strive for party  advantage, bub rather ,to'j get a stable  Government.  "fhe latest .parlor game is called  ���'Locker-ball," dTuil is said to have ping-  pong beaten in a walk. It id table  hockey and should be popular with  spectators, aa they can watch the game  -without freezing their feet.  (The Similkameen people are grumbling because of lack of transportation  jacillties. It seems strange that a district so rich as the Similkanieen sliould  .      '~*a> ,  80 long remain without the needed  failldad facilities to make a prosperous  dfetjrict.  A statement which Mr. Chamberlain  quotes from Bir H. Campbell-Bo-iner-  ban is rather startling when repeated  in this country. Tliiais thnt three out  of every seven working 'men in Great  Britain now of the age of twenty-five  ���will at sixty-five be doicndoiit upon  poor law relief. -  It must be satisfactory to the  champions of the Kootenay to realize  that at no time in the history of the interior has business beenso encouraging  as at the present time. Especially is  this the case iu Nelson, where the  merchants report an unusually large  volume of business. '   '  Limited  FOR HOME USE  In our many years' experience as practical druggists we  have learned to prepare a number of different family remedies, some of which we have now been selling for ten years  or more to our customers. These are not patent medicines.  You will" find each preparation thoroughly satisfactory for  ���the purposes.intended.  Diarrhoea Mixture.  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X ress v^  omment  Hon. *Mrv "Foster, sneaking at a pol-  _ itical meeting in England tbe other  _day~~was enthusiastically-cheered when  he remarked tliat Canada had given  England the preference treating her  better than Consign countries do. Lst  England give the colonies a -/reference  and treat them better than she treats  foreigners.  Slocan Drill.  r  lt is cheering-to read of- the greatly  improved outlook in tlie ou-taide mining caiujis, particularly in Rossland  and the-Bonndary���-The Slocan has 11  day coming for her, too.  Vancouver .Liberals generally, ae-*  cording to the Province, believe ithat  Mi*. Charles Wilson should not be  opposed. There aro sonic, however,  who think .otherwise, nnd as a result  Capt. DufT-StUiarfc will on pose Mr. Wilson in the election which lakes place  next Wednesday. Undoubtedly Mr.  Wilson will be relumed by a large  majority.  The Local House incuts on the 2Gtli,  and then it will be known whether or  not Mr. McUriile will be able to iairry  on his Government. There is an impression that he will be able to do so,  notwithstanding the fact that one man  elected to support him Lias reyi*twed a  solemn oath that he will do everything  he can to down Kiehurd McBride .and  his Government. Mr. MclJri.le is  credited with possessing a keen iiioight  into human nature, and it i-�� believed  be urnlerstandsjust how to handle men  like Mr. clouston. In any event, the  members of his Government only  laugh at the thunders of the member  forJNeluoti city. In "Ncla.-.n il it* predicted lhat' John IIoilf>ton will be one  of the most subservient f >llowcrs of  Hon. Tiiehard McBride. His co��r.-e  ���in the Jljuse will be watched with interest  Ottawa Citizen.  It may not be generally known that  *Jedge*-'-Turner of, boundalry commission fame was one of the original owners of the mining claims that were unloaded on the British syndiedte with"  which the late Lord DufFcrm got so  unfortunately mixed up... '  Kootenar Mail.  Houston made his own bed, and must  now lie ou it.  St. John (N. B.)Sun.   Tiie__c��niplime_ntary_ dinner  to , be  given this evening to the Chief Justice  of New Brunswick is not a mere perfunctory recognition of an aniversnry  in the professional career of a man iii  ti high position. Those who take part  will not do so wholly as a tribute to  Judge Tuck's ability, attainments and  success ut the bar or on the bench,  much asthese might merit such recognition*. It is safe to say in advance  that the event will assume a more distinctly personal character. We may  jexpect that the guest of the evening,  The hospital stall* at Revelstoke i J who niight indeed be feted as a bril-  earning a high reputation for the jlhult lav>'er a,ld us ���� capable and lust  splendid   success   attending, its   ad- JudS��- wil1  ���  "��*��� occasion  be cher-  w8g^rS  ministration and surgical operations.  The medical stair* have had to deal recently wiih several, most intricate cases,  the results of which have been, much  in' re successful.thau they themselves  bad dared to hope for. .  ...    .......  :Vho'cnlxT-* ioueer.  John Houston seemed to be permeated with the idea that he was the  whole thing when he reached the coast.  Undoubtedly Mr." Houston-woiiId'ii'ave'  made'a5'good cabitiet oflfti.-erj'fout' the  powers"tluit be did hot.agrCe withliim.  Therefore, like'- flic little girl, John  proceeds'to take Ins doll and wend his  way homewards: "' NoW he-breathes  dire vett'gehee "oii'those who-were' the  cause of his niot'being accepted* for the  portfolio'.' *" Suppose1 cte'ry ��� member  elected bj*'' Ihb Conservatives' did tlie  same thing, as every oue has just as  much right todoas John Houston.--,rIt  woulil bfc a nice state of afJaira.    Mr.  ished rather as a friend and a comrade, whose warm heart, genial disposition, hearty "manner, aud kindly  human qualities qualify him for long  and constant friendships. Dignity,  austerity, severity of demeanor are  suitable to the position of a. judge, but  these official virtues are not alone a  guarantee of true respect. Much less  can they win affection. The Chief Justice know* when' to represent the  majesty of the law.and when tb represent lib own kindly and hearty individuality. I n both and in all. capacities  be is honored to-day, and tbe citizens  of St. John will join the "gentlemen of  the bar in wishing for him many more  anniversaries of his admission to the  profession in which he has labored so  successfully. There are lawyers ih this  province, some in active practice, some  iu retirement, enjoying the proceeds of  their professional work, who are by  several ye&is seniors of Chief Justice  Tuck- :-:'���'   ; -   '���--    ���*'  ���  Wc carry an up-to-date  stock, sell wholesale and  retail and our prices are  as low as any can sell  legitimately and payjoajz^  on the $.  9  O  uneral Directors  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  MEOT MERGHANTS  Head Office Nelson, B. C.  Brauch  Markets  in Rossland,  Trail,   Nelson, Kaslo, Sandon, Three  Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.  tion.  Orders by Mail to any branch will have prompt and careful atten  >:������;������;������>--;���"���.;���*-*  ��  ^S.a    A  V     V     V     V     V     V  Kootenay Valleys Co., Limited  T. G. PROCTER, MANAGER, NELSON, B. C-  Fartns from 80 acres upwards, well watered and timbered. Adjacent to good markets at Cranbrook, Fort Steele, Elko, Fernie, Morris-  sey, etc.  The well known prairie ground on the Kootenay River, near Fort  Steele, is being subdivided arid is especially suitable for Fruit, Vegetables, Hay and Oats, with good range for cattle adjoining.  Some fine Stock Ranches on the Kootenay and Elk Rivers. Lines  of Great Northern and Crow's Nest Railway within a Tew miles.  -Terms���One-fifth'down.    Balance in four years st 6 per cent.  Also excellent Fruit Ranch, about 30 acres, on Kootenay Outlet,  near Procter, 18 miles from Nelson. About 7 acres under cultivation  with strawberries and fruit trees. Irrigation Ditch. A good  income paying investment.  E.FERGU  -%*���%"--%��� "*v  I  f  r  Dawson's Perfection Scotch}  T  T  I  T  T.  SOLE AGENTS  EXTRA SPECIAL  This whiskey will please connoisseurs. It is a high grade well-  matured spirit-of excellent bouquet and except for age, is the same  quality as Dawson's,Old Curio (Over 20 years old).  Bi!"sDLoc"-W E. Ferguson & Co., Nelson, B. C.  McD  ' Baker Street, Nelson  ��� - ���    ���    -    ��� " ��� * "'        *^*  Plumber and Gasfitter  Estimates Given  on General  Plumbing,  Sewer Connections5 Etc.  Baker Street, near Ward Street, Nelson.  :  Of the Latest Designs  ��� ' A-BRlVING DAILY.  Kice Line of Trouserings  John Smallwood  MERCHANT TAILOR  Ward St., next new P. O. Bldg., Nelson  SewifigMactiines and Pianos  For Rent and for Sale  OldCurfosllyShop, Josephine SL Nelson  .:8(s-^.:r���3&J^L^���5Sl__...^l.:.������..  efs6ple.it IknlnsWoiks  All kinds of Can vas.-'Wbr6   _tat<te  to order.  Also  Clothes   Cleaned   ��md   Repaired.  Boyington & Ross,  257    BAKER    !iT..    NELSON  fi  4>  o  >  13  a   sezzzi  l? .ijSr- va:a--. �����'�����;-�� "-vrw- ,"������' c  Cc^-.fcspai-sfor threo Tnnuth^1 nte^lwirEhi^. El  Kuch mciiIjer rccoivu.1;'thi oi.7h;:m1 alai, ur-^in X-  ovory month,including 6 piot-ca ofiiiicTi-clas!; v t^il 5.  ami iii3train<ictjl ur.-vv. tsuaia each rus'cih,. U $���:  , pi'r��r. ia All; also a Certificate of 3"rr3ii<f-i��tiij, ?  j wlii,^: gives the pririlego of UluKilJorj in _.~,?.v t  ���Yoti City.aud^-fl>ixyiDgiit*;ni��;nPo.ri]-i7ioor/!iii- ^  sic^l instnimeataof tiny'3��'*i-'��'il>*'*>ii -aVvv::7li-a*iilo \  pri^iw, caving jog/rem ��0>�� t.T f.1^ en yo'ir Tf.w- ^-.  cli&N!,. aSu'tfail toioinntur.M.Vouwfll rH'n'itii ::  more ttumynorJooney's worth, fiixyrti,-..:. ; 'C&- ^  4Bj:-3IUiacCl.I7JJ.DBpt;     , 1301f^3S!l��.^-<f  :.Y. '-;  *KWWW��-aWg5IB��WBi^  05  fi  '.$  W.   ��� IM  u  C--J  sasoi THE  NELSON  ECONOMIST  .&y&y���,  '^aA'MA  'cm  By Flora MacDonald.  'AS she an Indian girl, ���with i  trace of Italian or Spanish  blood, or was she the daugh  ter of an East Indian pandit, who had come to thi-  co-jntry to teaih Christians a hcttei  philosophy and had fallen in love wit!  some sq*daw?  No matter. Waneda. had the soul  stuff of centuries behind those womlerfn  black eyes, and all the gloss and bri!  liancy and heat and cold of sunbeam:  and moon glint3 i:i the bundles of wav\  black hair.  "Where had she picked up the hand o'  jingly coins which she wore on her head'*  No one ever saw Wancda. without hei  coins.  Then the short skirt, with that hroail  band of Mexican embroidery in Fcrsiai'  colorings. Wliat a. mixture of design?,  and shades, put together with a bold  recklessness, and yet never an inharmonious note in lier whole costume!  Beautiful, wonderful, inspiring Wan  eda-���dreaming dream.3 or building castles or���remembering���for, after all, an  the dreams of our imagination only mem  cries, or perhaps prophecies?  And what shall wo say of him, of tin  first and only man who had ever quick  ened the pulse or dyed the dusky cheek  of Wancda?  He wa3 from a. far-off city, had bid a  ���wife and daughter an affectionate good  .bye but a week before. He was civilize*'  and scholarly, cold and calculating.  Even the laurel wreath which hail  rested lightly on his'brow for almost p  icore of years had only convinced hi'.r.  .'that he was endowed with an intellcr-  and wise enough to make, use of it. 1L  possibly knew that it was an advantagi  \o be over six feet high, of magnified*!  physique and handsome face, but a st:i  dent clever enough to see so much b<-  yond that what he had accomplished dh-  not appear much to him or make hiu  conscious of his greatness.  He had wandered some five or si;  miles from the small Mexican towri���n.m*  .eat down on a fallen palmetto tree a"  the edge of a grove.  What difference  where Wancda cam'  from or who she was?  "Why, my beautiful princess, have ih  gods sent you to break the monotony '.  tha dullest day of nil my life?"  The   lips     smiled,     the    bright eye-  . flashed.  "Yes, I have come and you have com*  A better seat is just inside the grove."  Without a word, he followed her au  .   when they were seated:  -    "Tell me," she said, "why you came"  "I came to see you." "And it did no-  cound like a lie.  "Tell mo what I shall call you."  He. laughed,   and   thought   of   Shaki-  epeare's rose.    Then lie -thought  of hi  own important name, that looked so we!  _ in print,  nnd  then, he  told another ii  :  that sounded like the truth. f  "My name, dear girl, is Bill. Just ca'  me Bill.   And .what- shall I call you?"  "I am Wancda, and I do wish yo-  had a nicer name than Bill. It'sound  bo hard, and one has it quick."  ���"Quite true, Waneda. Yours is a nam-  one can linger over, and,'-having ihitahc:  saying it, repeat it over to listen agiii:  to its music���Waneda."  .    "If you are rested, we will walk."  "Just as you wish, little princess. Nov  tell ine where you got your name;- W��  neda."  "I never got it; it was always mine. 1  grew up with me, and you were alway  ���mine, but you have been such a Ion-  time coming."  She placed her little, dark hand i:  this and. silently they walked for man;  minutes.  What had he found? Was it pos3ibl  that a little, dark, weird thing, howeyi:  beautiful, could actually  affect him?"  Why, he was wise, and had such keen  ���Analytical ability. He had reasoned on:  this thing called love long ago. Yes, o  C0M99 he loved hiai wife and daughter  -=H=!:butH--after^all=-it-==w'as==HJust^one^oL=^tliL  phases that went.to make up the dram:  of life. Now���now as be walked hi  deemed to be intensely alive���fear���won  der���but sublime ecstasy. ^  "Do you know, Wancda, that y'bi.  ���lave intoxicated me ? Let us go back anil  ;sifc down, that I may-look- into youi  '���beautiful eyes. And so you have been  ���waiting for me, dear one. Now that J  have come are you glad?"  Tears came into the wondrous dark  eyes. She cuddled up close to his arm  and leaned against him. A tired si*,rh  blended with the words "So glad." Hi  put his arm about the little crouching  figure.  The sun had almost faded from tho.  sky, and far above it the thin little new  crescent could bo seen ia silvery paleness.  Her wavy black hair scintillated in tha  dying lijjht. With his free hand ho  "brushed it back from her forehead and  lovingly stroked stray bunches ol it.  The only sound to break tbe stillness  was when one coin jingled its metallic  edge against another.  Ho wished that time had stopped and  this could be the eternal now oi life.  Tbis must bo what sages thought of  when   they  ��*pokc  of  heaven.  Quick as lightning's Hash, Waneda  leaped from his arms, jumped upon the  fallen tree and threw her arms about  his neck.  "Now I must go, but you will como  again to-morrow. Yes, each to-morrow  you will come, and each night you Will  istay later, for the moon will grow. Then  ���when it is round and full and all tin-,  stars are twinkling aud laughing, ther.  Wc w'll bo married, you and t."  A littlo brown band was on each sido  ,oi  the   handsome,   intellectual   face.    A  moment   she  looked   in   his   eyes,     nci  lips met his1.   He was about to clasp her  in his arms, hut she made a dart and  ��� disappeared among the tall palmettos.  '���'Well, I'll be-biowed!" came theunro-'  ;rnan.lk: remark. He called' himself .a.  ;few fools, took ofi* his hat, aud started-  back to the clearance. Having crossed r,  .railroad track on his way with Waneda.,  ihe decided to follow it back-to town.  A train passed him when part way  j there. He was never more grateful for  ; any happening in his life. The fiery  headlight, the rumble aud roar of tha  engine, ail suited his mood. He could  have yelled with delight, sworn with'  jHajltieBS,   cursed   "jvijh   disapDoinimcnti  and "when the sound of tlie"trainTai?  died away in the distance he waa beginning to analyze.  .   Back to himself!  How delightful it "had-all been, but  what did it mean? How foolish! Simply a pleasant adventure with a mighty  ���pretty   girl���true,   ft." <*ue��i*,   wonderful  little thing���and different.  When he reached hia hotel, being  thirsty after his long tra-mp, he drank a,  glass of ale and retired.  No���not to sleep. Waneda bad in one  short hour become part of his very life.  Of course he'd never see her again���  madness to dream of! it. And was he  such.a fool as to fall in Jove even with a  weird, wondrous creature who talked to  wildly about having waited for him?  Morning came, and lie wandered aimlessly about the town. -Would the after*  noon never  comet  Long beforo the sun began to fade,  "Bill" (and, of course, bis name was not  Bill) was on his wny to the grove.  He wandered about for some time anil  then, not seeing Wnnctla, drifted in to  their seat on the fallen palmetto tree.  The moon became visible. He was  becoming impatient, anxious, almost  fearful, when n light, step and the jingle  of coin3 told him he had not waited in  vain. He sprang to his feet, and, like  something wild, she leaped into bis arms.  Ho kissed her passionately and then, putting her at arms' length, said: "Waneda,  who are you, and what has thrown you  across my path? 3 iear for what will  come of it." ��� ,  "Who am I? Just Wancda. ��� You see  me���what I am. ' Now, you arc lard and  cold.   Surely you love mc?"  "Yes 5  'tis  easy.enough to  love you,  but���"  He said no more.  She was looking at him with those  wondrous eyes, that seemed to know and  live worlds of thought and Tcason.  He sat down and took the brown little  thing in his amis.  She chatted away about birds and  (lowers, daylight and dawn-tune' and  black, nights, when so much more could  be seen. Occasionally a. little brown arm  would slide about bis neck. He thought  of a diamond ring, belonging to Ids  daughter, that she had .given bim to  have i cleaned. ' He bad neglected giving  it back to her, and now took tbe itiny  leather case from his pocket, opened it  and hiuided it to Wancda.  The fading light relleeted back tht  rainbow glints from the piecioU3 gem.  Waneda jave a cry of delight.   "I wili  place it on your finger, small, wild girl.'  She was about to allow him when suddenly she objected. ���;.-������  "No, loved one; not to-night. Th--  moou must be full, and we must say tht  words." ���"-'  "You are talking of the marriage,  dear, hut this is not a wedding-ring. This  is ju3t to show you that I love you."  He slipped it on ber linger and with  pardonable pride watched her admire, th*-  seven-hued lights that' caught the pretty-  stone. .   .  She laughed a happy laugh. "This i.-  tho ring 1 have dreamed about,"  Sh'3 jumped upon the log, put he^.  arms about his neck, kissed him quickly ���  violently, and disappeared a3 on - th-  night  before. ���_.-  This .time he said, "Tha dcvill"    Bu  never-in  all  his -'e&lmy reasonable' lit-  had such a cyclone of emotions surge..  through his being.  This night he slept, but only'to drea::  of Waueda. -   . .  Night after night he was by the falb:  palmetto, and as the moon grew large  'io was allowed to stay later.  .  She seemed so at his mercy, but lie-  .cry confidence in liira was her gmudia  _ingeI...;He had given up reasoning.   B  airnply lived���satisfied to hold her han=  .f so she willed.    Sometimes she woul..  climb up aud sit on hia broad shoulder  md lie would make a footstool-of hi-  -hands, for her dainty little feet.  "Soon, dear heart, the moon will h  full, and then we wiLl be married."  "Who will marry us, Wancda?"  "Why, we will say the words and thereat God will hear, and the moon an<  r.he stars will be witnesses.   Thus it wi:  be  written   with.-our; thoughts, on ,th<  face of the heavens, man and wife;" ���  "Then, Waneda, what will we do!"  _^It^will .Jw^nearl)^.midnight, and__w^  will walk up the "track to the little stu  tion and you will take me. away on th  twelve o'clock  train  with you, and w  will'always be to'gethcr."  Aa the night /of the full, moon ap  preached he began again to analyze  Vres, he would marry her. H only th'  Great God were a witness", he' could no  be arrested for bigamy, lie bad a month'  more holidays, and then he could explaii  how he would have to leave" her far ��  time, but would come ng:iin. Yes, it wa.  worth the risk���a mouth oi love wit)  her. . :  The night before the wedding came.  What a night 1     Tlie great, lull moor  ilooding the earth with, her 30ft inellov  light 1 ��      '    ���  How brilliant and beautiful Waneda  lookedl How delightfully entertaining  she wasl    And how he adored her!  Willingly would he have saeriiieed al'.  he owned, or all the world owed him of  honor or of fame, for'her. -  As she kissed him good-night she whispered:  "I will'come early to-morrow ,.night,  dear heart. Arid you can fell me all  you would have me be to be worthy of  "the Words you will say. I will have to  give up my coins and wear different  frocks. But ou moonlight nights I will  put on my short dres*' and my jingiing  coins, and we'll live o\er again these  glorious nights." 7 .       <���'.''  "Yes, War.isda, we'll  live  over  again  these wonderful'nights.'"  lie took her in his .arms.  "Cood God! 'tis lurd'to part!"  "Bat just till to-morrow night.    Than  ��-? will part no more."   And she went.  Long   he   sat,   with   his   head   in   his  bauds.   What had. lie reasoned, out?   He  too',-; cut his watch.   Just'a half hour to  midnight.   He was ghastly pale, as with  "He is late to-night,  but "I havo been  impatient." . -    ~  Miautes passed���long anxious iniil-  utcs.  The night so beautiful, but waiting so  weary.  Not a sound. What could hove kept  him?  An hour dragged slowly along, Waa  this a longer night than ever night had  been before?  Ten o'clock and hope had charged to  doubts and fears. Had all the univerje  stonped still?  The eagvsr fnne so bright, so full ol  lope and faithful trust, was nojv so pale-  End pained.  Eleven o'clock! Hope gone; wild, fearful eyes, and then the thought, the knowledge���he will not "come!  The,small hands( clenched, the teeth;  Befc'flr'm.:'.' Agony 'and despair! And  nearly twelve o'clock I      .  A faint sound of the whistle of tho  midnight train leaving the town.  Waneda walked towards the track.  On, on���swifter,- ever swifter the. roaring  engine came. The head-light looked like  the ejre of some evil monster. Dashing,  crashing, -rumbling, the midnight train  passed on���on to where    he had gone.  Waneda had said, the words to the  Great God and the full moon and tho  stars were the wlenfc witnesses.  The  Symphony.  Carry tne home to the plne-woofli   -.'  Give me to rest liy the sea:  Leave me alone with.-the lulling tona  Of the south wind's phantasy.  For I am weary "of <llscord.  Sick of the clash oi this strlfo,  Sick of the 'bane of this prelude of pain,  And I yearn for the  Symphony���Life.  ���Kobert Haven Sohauffler in "Scribner's."  A Swimming-School for Horses.  elem-hr-d Ssts he flow .towards the track,  but did not go' toward the town.- .Hurriedly he rushed hi- the opposite direction to the little lhig-atation, explained  ilnit the midnight train-must be stopped,  telegraphed where to have bis? baggage  sent", bought a ticket, bearded the midnight' train���and, as he thought, saved  Wancda.  The mnon was full. SiLrer lights,  gleamed and glinted, reiloeted from leaf  or bush or log. Myriad stars, dimmed  slightly by tlie brilliant moonlight,  twinkled and sparkled in-"tint inverted  bowl we'call the sky." .  .Waneda was ib*st at the aabn^ttQ.le-z,  Horses are "enlisted" in British cavalry regiments on reaching - their third  year, but it is generally two years more  before they are taken for; their first  swimming lessen. This branch of their  education receives a good deal of attention at tliea Aldershot: training camp,  writes-W.; G-. Fitzgerald in tlie "Royal  Magazine." The veterinary officer and  riding-master of the regiment supervise  the work, arid only experienced men- are,,  allowed to assist.  The great thing is'not ..to force or  alarm.the horse during his training, but  rather-to lead him by easy stage's to enter' the water quickly, fearlessly and as  noiselessly as possible. If terrified at  the "start, the"horse, would be likely to  fight shy of deep Water- eve^r after. So,  on the first day the man who has charge,  of the horse walks his pupil about on  the edge of the water, just permitting  him to wet hia hoofa and fetlocks. Tho  next day the horse ia introduced:a little  farther into the water, perhaps up to his  body, and allowed to splash round as "he  pleases. In this way.tlie horse iai gradually, taken farther and farther in, until  at length ihe loses his footing and start*  ���swimming. quite naturally, tbe man in  charge'swimming by his side to give him  greater confidence.  Then the horse is taught to swim in  company with others, beside a boat, bv  Vwsiy..of training, him to cross'rivers) with  Ids regiment-en masse".-: -The horses an  divested of all saddlery but head collar?  and head ropes.   The men of each troo;  fet into a boat, and by means of .thi-  ead ropes bring their horse3 into thi  water alongside. Then the hoat is hauler  across the river by a rope manned fron.  the opposite sade^ and the kor3C3 necessarily follow.  At times the horses .are exercised it,  bearing their riders    across'  on    theii,  backs.   The horse wears only the head  "'collar and bridoon,.and the rider strip.-  ���himself,  and  throws ;]ii3 legs ..-tip ..along  the horse's flanks so  as not to- impedi  the': animal's movements.   As" the r hors'  naturally swims-very low��in the witter  the rider's weight pushes him down un  til only his head is .above  the surface  But the animal soon gets over the uneasi  ness thi3 causes him at first.   Then tin  horse's   tuition   is   complete, and   he  i.'  classed in his regiment as "proficient."  Fie has, in fact, passed' his  "exam"  a--  niuehas any, cadet at Sandhurst. ,.  * ������� r  -4*  Nottingham, England.  / >������  ii I',  ^  %��h  ^Z&AR  '&,-m\  &  Navy Cut Mild, Medium and Full  Navy Mixture.  Navy  Cut Cigarette  Tobacco,  P ^   Pedigree Tobacco, Navy^ Cut;  Cigarettes.  Tobaccos and Cigarettes are Second to None  ..WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTING ACEMTS FOR WESTERN CANADA.  ;Turn^ & ��Ov Ltd, ViMorLaBC.  MONTREAL,  Sole Manufacturers of the "Pinto Shell Cor>  dovan" Gloves and Mitts  R. H.CARLEY,B.C,Agt.;  GENERAL BROKER  .  One seven-roomed housfe and  one three-robin' house  : for rent.  Three dwelling houses:for saleoneasy terms.       - ,-  "     ���._.-'  One Lot on   Stanley   street;   opposite Royal Qp'|T~ AM MAR! V  Hotel for sale, at a.bargain. -o-     ��� OtL HUSHHOUt  A Noble Kciur:cif>-tJon.  She turned from him with a great sol'  her convulsed frame shaken by irrepfe?  sible emotion.  "It���it is terrible, terrible, Frpderick,'  she faltered. "My father, -who but ye?  terday. wai a multi-millionaire, is to-da;-  a broken, a penniless, a dishonored ban!-;  raptl"  "As t>ad as that?" he whispered, ha!  incredulously.  She lifted her tear-stained eyes to Inland mutely bowed her head.  "Surely there may be���there must be,"  he went on in strained, hoarse accent-  "there will be something saved from th-  wreck?"  "Nothing!" ahe repeated la a-dull  hopeless monotone. "He ia irretrievably  L'umed.   All, all.is lost."-... "; "  For a few moments blank '���.'. sileiu-.  reigned. r ..-j- ���  ' .  ''Gertrude," he .at length said, rand n-  hs spoke^ the look of indecision gradual.'.\  faded from his brow, while -a. fuller' voi  ume of sound inflated his treuihlinH;  voice, "do not say all is lost. Has) lie  not you, his only child, left to him! Yes.  my precious, my only love! Your duty  is clear and unmistakable.- Your whoh  life, must be devoted, aye, sacriliccA i!  necessary to the author :of your being:  .the father who in: tho time of his wealth  and power denied you nothing, who surrounded you;, with every "luxury money  could ��� purchase and made youT life  a gem-bespangled dream of flowers.  Yes, Gertrude, we must part, and for  ever! I give you back your freedom  now���at once! Heart-broken, crushed  and wretched as it leaves me, I yet consent to qarry this great grief with me to  the grave;' for what are my petty claims  compared to his lifelong ones? Nay!"���  seeing she was about to speak���"do nol  unmau me; do not praise me for my nobility of soul; think of me simply as  part of your sacrifice at the holy shrine  of filial duty!    Tare well!"  And ere her blurred vision grew clear  he was out in the street���running rapidly over in his mind the names of other  heiresses he knew, and the likelihood of  any one of them consenting to heal his  seared and broken heart with the golden  salve of matrimony.���"Ally Sloper"s Halt  Holidivv.'*^       _   .  Boots and Slioes madfe to order. "Invisible. Patching  a Specialty. OnLy Uliion Men Employed. My stock  of fine ready-made work lowest priced in the city.  -- NEED^DS' OLD STAND, BAKER S  Corner" Mill and Josephine jSts.  Several families; are  buying their groceries at  the little store on the corner of Josephine and [Villi  Streets. Why not join the  happy throng and deal  with Joy at the  SMOKE  THE   CELEBRATED  \h\ Cash  R.   G.   JOY,  PROPRIETOR  LLINERY.  A'large stock of Milliner}-, and  Ladies' Outfittiiigs - "    .'���,  Also Ladies'-Hair Goods, o  MRS. EN FIELD  =.  Next Store to   Hudson 'Bay Company  Frank  Fletcher  PROVINCIAL l;AK"D SURVEYOR  JUinds and Mineral Claims Surveyed  and Crown Granted  ��� ��� 77   -, ,  P.O. lox ZVA      Office: Kootenny St., Kelson  BRiAR   PSPES.  i^^j  0)  LJ  -CL  <  X  0)  o  z  Q  <  hi  -J  hi  o  UJ  2  O  W. A Thurman  Depotfor Briar Pipes, Nelson  Job Printing  We Print  Letter Heads,  Bill Heads,  Statements,  Note Heads,  Envelopes,  Business Cards  Dodgers,  Tags,  Etc., Etc., Etc.  fie tconomist  Complete Stock of Stationey  _r  Orders by Mail Receive Prompt Attention.  VERNON    STREET,  NELSON,  B.  C  West Kootenay Butcher G  o  Wholesale and Retail  DealerHla  iu meat:  Camps supplied on S-hortesi  notice and lowest prices.  Mail orders receive . careful  attention.  Nothing but fresh and  wholesome meats and supplies  kept in stock.  E. C.TRAVES. Manager  W. G. Gillett  Builder   and   Contractor  Estimates given on stone, br ���  and woodwork.  Brick and Lime for Safe  Fred. J. Squire  TebU mud A-wntng�� mad* ��nd r��i*lr��dL "  Clatlilci atoa&6daiidxnMid��d.  Orer the Wallace-Miller Ca.. lelsoi  JOB      PRINTING     AT  THE  ECONOMIST   OFFICF THE KELSON ECONOMIST  R.  I' *  If '  1  if  iii.   >  14  B v   ���  9 p.  i 'i  ��� ''    '  1       ~  If I Die Shall 1 tivfe Again?  "Xo, and I Don't "Waut To," answers  Frederic Harrison.  Aroused by Mr. SEyer's remarkable  book oh the survival of human persou-  ality after death, tlie Positivista or free-  thinkers of England &Te giving vent to  their ridicule and contempt, and the e.ncf  of them, the eminent tritic, Frederic Harrison, in the "Nineteenth Century" gives  a brilliant description of his dream of  the future life. -He, tells how ho  dreamed, and having cast aside his mortal bodj", passed into the Infinite, where,  in his dream, he seemed to revel in tho  tornadoes of astral volcanoes, nnd to  find rest in icy regions where the vory  ether had frozen into a liquid:���     .-  "One seemed? who seemed? -wlio felt?  who s$lw? who passed? What, or who,  was If '"Individuality, personality, subjectivity, had slipped off as easily as the  dried husk they were now laying but  for burial. IIoW childish, how brutish,  how selfish did it seem now to conceive  of any uie! There was an end of Me,  with its outlook oi blind kitten or  wriggling earth-worm. Should it lio  rather We���was I now a Gas, a Force,  on Emanation? Should it bc_ mthcr  They?���was I an indefinite unit of a  limitless Power extended in Space, and  contemporaneous with all Time? The  pettiness, the feebleness, the squalor ol  the sense of being Me'was too evident.  A more glorious We took the place of  Me: and We in turn "became They; and  lhey in a flash became All.  "What a miserable insect should 1  have been in this immeasurable Uni-  verseMf, hy miracle hardly conceivable  of Omnipotence, tlio individual "Me had  survived! Personality was all very well  dn the muddy speck "men'call-Earth;  dust to 'dust, ashes to aslie3. But in  the blaze of an Infinite Universe, scintillating in its every atom with unquenchable   light,   throbbing   not   .with  ���    momentary  sensations,  but  with  ideas,  ,  ideas mtercommunieable :from- one point  in the boundless All    to  every    other  *.   point,  without   need   of  language,   and  "'/without effort,  act,;or .delay���to  drag  up into this Immensityothe soiled rags  of 'human personality���'twould "be better to be the parasite of the anopheles  gnat, spreading death and disease in its  passion   for * blood.     When   the   entire  -. Universe is .continuously and clrnially  apparent as "a whole; when all its in  finite and interminable ideas arc siniul  tanoously cognizable throughout its limitless field; when Motion-U extinct, b\  reason that everything is everywhere  and Sound i3 swallowed up in one end  less circumambient Harmony, then, as  suredly, there is no place left for Siiht  ,    Hearing,    Speech    ct    Thought.,    The  .wretched  makeshifts   of   human   sensa  tioii-aTe as meaningless and sterile a-  the eyes of a mole.   In this now world  the craving for Personality is seen to be  -    a sordid lust of the ilesh.  "The transition fiom - the dusty  'cribbed and fetid prison of the Body t(  Ithe radiant immensity of the Universe.  * [wherein all the uses of bodily sense, am1  all the notions of terrestrial mind arc  -meaningless and void, was.a change s-  - sudden and tremendous that it could no;  become familiar at iiTst. Remnants o'  'ideas and instinct* belonging to the oh'  world of sense stilL lingered in the nev  'world of transcendence. On eaTth on  'had played with conundrums of a geom_  .- '.etry of four dimensions. The new worl.1  ipresentcd dimensions*at'once infinite ii  number, at once infinite and infinitesimal in quantity; rather it had no di  mensions at all; for everything wa:-  overything else; and also- 'was nothing  And so, too, in the world numcratioi  was infinite���all numbers were at one-  .infinity and zero. Two plus two nov  'added up x millions' raised to the nti  jpower, and instantaneously flashed ba?."-  ���into minus 0. IlaJ. shame been possibh  ;in the world of the Absolute, it woul.'  'have T)een fit to irark this absurd al  tempt to count��� tin survival of gro*  materialism from tlie world of Rclatio:  and Matter.,  "Hie dregs of consciousness, of som<  flickering sensation of an individual Mc  would now and then break out, like j  forgotten weed in a well-tended garden *.���  I tried to think of myself as Me.   ..   .  Such  potty   egoisms "belong  only   to  _._-, world-oI-limitatioQ3,  of parts,  of  rela '  fcions, of organisms.   They drop ofT'likf  dead leaves in winter in a world of in  jfinites,  of  absolutes,    a   world    whicl  '     knows neither structures, nor parts, no:  "limits, nor substances, nor organs.  "Once,  whilst   the  sound   of     humai  ' .voices .had hardly-.faded fcom my mem  'ory; I' essayed to communicate so'ni*  Vague idea to the world around mc  'The stupidity of such a wish, its wil>  ���absurdity-and' gross animalism, wa  'beamed forth in. 'the myriad flashes of s  [circumambient "Lightning. Million-  ���after .millions of electric welkins pul  tfited across the Heaven, amidst tin  -joyous peal of infinite Thunder claps  They had recognised my wish before ii  had been'expressed; nay, before it had  'been, formed. They were Mo; I was  They; Wc were It. The All now'.absorbed the Many; it had engulfed all in-  ^    dividual   entities,   so     that   personality  'had ceased  to have existence or mean  ing."  Eyeache and  Headache.  Eyestrain  causes  froth.  Bmgs  relieve  only  temporarily. Properly adjusted glasses remove  tlie cause and effect a ���_-.  permanent cure.  Satisfaction guaranteed.  * 7-C*-**       -^  .. �� aa what _  YOUR EYES  CURES All ��YE DISEASES.  WFLAMED EYES. 6CAIE5 ON UDS  CBAKULATION ETC  Patenaude Bros.  Opticians  Baker  Street,   Nelson.  ' Punch's*" Interview with H. Q. Wells.  Some member of "Punch," with a turn  for Denial fooling, writes a "Sketchy In-'  terview" with II. G. Wells, the pseudo-  jcientilie -miter, in which he says:   ...  "On our pressing the electric button.  the door was opened by a well-trained  .Martian, who, in answer to our question,  hooted politely that Mr. Wells was* out  uu hig aeroplane, superintending the flying drill of the Sand^ate Highlanders,  ���ind was for the time being, an invisible  man, but that he was expected in any  moment. While he was speaking a whirring noise vvas heard overhead, and Mr.  Wells swooped to earth. Divesting him-  -elf of his celluloid cloak, studded with  plu-smou buttons, Mr.-Wbtfeycra demanding and receiving our assurance that w<  belonged to the middle classes, ushered  ua into his sanctum. ' We experienced  considerable difficulty in keeping oui  feet, owing to the curvature oi the floor  ���Mr. Wells adopts this system to prevent the collection of dust���but finally  succeeded in, anchoring ourrelves to o  ���'elenite paperweight,'Vvnile our host settled .himself comfortably in the cushioned seats of his time machine and be  gan to talk."  The Automobile and The Cart Horse.  A swift Automobile once swept  I'juiidlv past a Tired  Cart  Horse.  ������tlcl'lo, Old Stick-in-lhe-Mud!" It  lul'.iv!, Uuntingl)-. "Back to the Bone-  j aid, you Dead One!" So saying, it  disappeared in a Cloud of Steam.  A little farther down the Piko. ilie  Tired Cart Horse came upon the Swift  Automobile, now Busted.  "Aha!" said the Steed;'with a Horse  Laugh, "who is Stick-in-the-Mud now't  Vou are indeed far from your Happy  Home.*.*' ���������'������;'  WhiV? the CaTt Horse was thinkingrup  other Biting Sarcasms of th*3 Nature,  they hitched lihn up to the Damaged  Vehicle, and he was compelled to yank  it laboriously to the stable, fourteen  -ail"* nwny on an Up Grade.  TIih fable teaches us thnt it is Wrong  to gloat over the Downfall of our Enc-  uiir=, until we ore sure they can no  lojgcr injurs us.���Ex.  The Unweaker VcsscL  '���Yoit are accused of mashing women"  cai'l   Uie strangnr. ,,  "I know it," replied the street car con-  ���Iiu-i-ir. "Cat 'taiu't the women that  p;:U mushed, so much as 'tig the small  kids and old men, I s'pose on account of  %hc woaica nuwtJy wearin' ��oxseta/*  True   Love,  An American lady has risen to defend  the national dignity by asserting that  her countrywomen do not marry European noblemen for their titles alone. It  -seems tha't the European is more skilled  in the art of making love, and the titles^  become only one of the many attractions that endear him to the wealthy  heiress. There is probably a good deal  to he said in 'favor of this point. In a  land where a man's social status, is almost entirely governed by his Lank account, the universal grab for dollars oc;  rupics ull the available leisure 'of the  average'Yankee, and he hasn't the' tims  lo waste on-a mere girl who may refuse  him after two or three months'courting",  ft-iid a saci-idce of precious moments that  tiifght have been used in besting a brother man out of a quarter's salary.  Can ifc Be?  The two Russian belles are discussing  their mutual fi lends. ^  "And there is Kosiekoff- Dimitriske-  watchiskehooliskevitch," saya the Aral  girl. '*I think she is such a sweet thing I  And don't you think her name ia beautiful?"  "Oh, yea," concedes the second. "But  I have heard���now don't you whispei  .this to a soul���I have heard tbat ael  name isn't all her own."  "Mercy!   What do you mean?"  "It is hinted that she wears an artifi  eiiil skevitch."  Kind fates preserve us! If the ladiet  in otheY parts of "the ~woi Id-begin ampli  fying their names as they do their haiT  we never shall know whether a lady'i*  realLy possessed of the aristocratic cog  nomen engraved upon her cards, or ���%  simply a plain Smith, Jones or"Brown.  Meant foe a Compliment.  Immigrants, the workers  in  the Social  settlements say, so often wish to adapt  themselves aa fast as possible in way*  ind   speech   to   their  now   environment  that they sometimes acquire    tho laa-  'uajjc, as it were, wrong side foremost,  getting a vivid and modern assortment  nf slang before they can use even ordinary words correctly...    ...  . A young woman who has taught a  ���hus of'little'foreign-born girls, and who  mppens to be in appearance peculiarly  ���nuill, dainty and elegant, had the plea-  'uro recently of overhearing two of hor  .npils speaking of her, says the "Youth**  'ompanion,"  "She id a bully lady!" said the first  villi enthusiasm.   "She is greatl" ���  '���'Oh, yes," assented the other, "she la  ;i'ejit, she is gran', she i3 immense! An"  ho hat she was wear! It is a most styl-  A\ corker."  Another woman had a more startling  xperience. She is plump and pleasing  o look at, just right in the eyes of her  "riends", hut in her own a little too near  he point where one ceases to say plump  tnd begins to use a less agreeable word;  ind that she may some day slip over the  !ine of division between the two is her  -eeret and haunting fear. As a charity-  worker and in pure neijjliborly kindncsi,  she has made mar.y friends among the  foreign-born residents of her city- Ona  ii? tlicm, a voluble, warm-hearted woman  of middle age, whose vocabulary ��a innocent of more- than one pronoun, and all  but the most direct and obvious adjee-  tive3, once met her unexpectedly in the  street after a vacation from which the  settlement-worker ..bad returned ro��y,  sunburned, vigorous, and carrying an extra pound, or two which she. preferred  not to remember.   -  - Ifer friend rushed up to Icr ."beaming  with welcome, seized her in an enveloping embrace, and then, wishing ib express a polite appreciation ol her blooming appearance, exclaimed loudly ia ft  voice of -rapture:���-:. .      _____>.  "iJosh!   Aint le fair "*<-^   r  Notice  Notice is hereby given Hint SO days ��fter  date 1 intend toapply to the Chief Commts-  8ioner-or lj>ndB and Works for a special license to cut and carry away Umber from the  tollowlnsrdescriUed lands situate on Boundary  Creek nbmit seven miles from lhe Koutenay  Kiver in "West Kootenay District: Commencing at. a post ou the north uido oi Boundary  Creek marked"A. J. McGuire's" N. E. corner  post, tlience south 80 chains,-thence west 80  chains, thence north 80 chains, thence east  SO chains to the place of commencement.  A.J. McGuiR*".  Cieston; B. C, Aug. 17th. 1903.  Notice  Notice Is hereby given, that SO days alter  date I iutend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Laiida und Work* for ii special .license to cut aiid curry away timber irom the  following described lands, situate on Boundary Crtok, and about nine miles from Kootenay River in tbe West Kootenay District:  Commencing at a post on the north side or.  Boundary Creek marked ������E. Mallandaine,-  Jr.V N. W. corner, thence south 40 chains,  tbence ��astlG0 chains, thence north 40 chains,  thence west 1C0 chains to place of commencement.  "   E.MalihAkdaikk, Jr.  Creston,B.C., August 17th. 1U03.  Notice  Notice ls hereby given that 30 days after  dnto J intend to apply to tho. Chici Commissioner of Lands nnd Works for �� special license to cut and carry away timber lronv.the  following described lands, -ituate on Boundary Creek, nbout nine miles west from the'  Kootenay Kiver, In' the We��t Kootenay District. Commenolugxat n poi-t on the north  side of Boundary Creek, marked "F. G. Little's" Jf. IS. corner post, thence south 40  chains, thence west IU) chains, thence north  40 chains, thence east to place of commencement 160 chains.  F. G. Little.  Creston, B. C, August 17th, 1903. -    ���   ���  Notice  Notice is hereby given,that- 30 days after  dat�� I intend toanply to the Chief Commissioner bf Lands und Works forsspecial license  to cut and carry away timber from the following described lands titunte on Russell  Creek, about y, mile from the town orKitch-  cner In West jCootfenay District. Commencing at a post marked" .George a "Hunt's  northwest corner, thence 100 chains south,  thence 40 chains east, thence 160 chains north,  tlience 160 chains -west.to place of commencement.  Geo. A. Hunt.  Dated Nov. 7t-h, 1903.  Land Application  Siity days afterdate, I Intend to apply to  the Chief Commibsioner of Lands and .works  for the following .land: ,Commencing at  Eost at tlie north-west corner of lot 835. G5}  lootcnay district, thence due west-4a chains1  thence south -40 chains, thence east 40 chai us,,  thence north along west boundary of lot 835  Gl, to point of commencement, containing  160 acres. .  M. E. Fletchkk.  .Nelson, 25th July. 1803.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  Trliey "V, Mineral Claim, situate in the  Nelson_Miniii{frDiviBion_of \Vest_Kootcnay  Blstrlct.  Where located: On Rest Creek, a tributary  uf theKorth Fork of S*Itnon Kiver.  Take notice that I, John McLatchie, acting  ua agent . for .lames Burnet MacLaren,  [Free Miner's Certificate No.B71,70'5, and Edmund D. Sewell. Free AHner's Certitieuto No.  B71.704, Intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Kecorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining a Crown Grant of the above claim.  And. further lake notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance ofsuch Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 27th day of July, A. D.19U3.  John mcLjltciiii.  Certificate of Improvements.  ATcher, Gipsy.and Nelson Star Mineral  Claims,situate In theNel&ouMining Division  of West Kootenay district.  Where located: Seven miles west of Nelson, half-mile north of railway track.  Take notice that I, Charles w. Busk, acting  as agent Tor Arthur Powys. Freo Miner's Certificate No. It 58,174, intend sixty days from  the date hercot, toapply loathe Mining Kecorder for certitteatea of. improvements, for  the purpose ot obtaining Crown. Grants or the  abtive Claims.  And further take notice, thnt action under  Section 37 must be commenced before the Issuance ofsuch certificates of improvements.  Dated this VJth September, ISU3.  Chas. W. Busk.  Certificate of Improvements.  ltepubllc and Republic Fraction Mineral  Claims, situate lu the Nelson Mining Division  or West Kootenay District.  Where located: Bctweeu . 49-and Eagle  Creeks.  Take notice that I, Charles W. Busk, noting  ha agent for Arthur Powys, Free Miner's -Jer-  tiliciite No. B 68,174,* intend-sixty days from  the ditto hereof to apply to" the Uinimr; Kecorder- for Certificates of Improvements for  the purpose of obtaining Crown Grants of  the abovo claims.  And further take notice, that action under  Section 37 must be commenced before the Issuance of such Or tltlc:i lis of Improvements.  Dated thia 12th September, 1903.  Ckas. W. Bwsk.  IMPORTERS OF  Staple and Fancy Dry Goods, Millinery,Hose,Men's Furnishings  New Fall Goods Just Arrived  ioo Pieces of Fancy Flannelettes, suitable for Ladies' Shirt and Blouse Waists, Wrappers and Chfldren's Dresses, worth 20c.  Sale price, i2*4c. New White and Grey Saxoiiy Wool Blankets, fill sizes and qualities. New Wool Comforters and Eider Down  Quilts. New Table Covers, Portierres aud Curtains, new Table: Linens, Towels and Sheetings, new Laces, Ribbons, Gloves and  Dress Trimmings. -. .  ���-'.'    ~ , r'  sarpins in Rugs, Art squares, Oilcloths, Linoleums, Lace curtains  4  -^���^^%^^��  FRED IRVINE & OO. fX��g�� ��h$m  $7:50 PER TON,  DELIVERED  All orders irrast "be accompanied by cask and should "be forwarded  either personally or hy mail to the office of  W. P. TIERNEY, GENERAL AGENT  Now is the Time to pick your Carpets and Linoleums just before house-clean  ing-.. -We carry a very large assortment, patterns, very latest. See our Go  ���cans ranging in prices "from $3.00 to $30.00.  Furniture Dealers and  Undertakers  >cenic  toute  irect Line.   Li  East  Winnipeg  Toronto  Ottawa  Montreal  New York  West  Vnucouvr  Victorift  - Seattle  Portland  San Kraucisco  VinSooPnclBcLSBfr.St. Paul, Chicago and  all U.S.points.  S. Si Seirica from Vancouver  ToAlnska, Japan. China, Hawaii, Australia  Settlers' Kate* Weatbouud, sold daily till  November 30.    . ,-    ,      ���   '   ,..,.'  -Through bookings to England andtlio Continent via all 8. S. Hues.  For lime Uiblcs.ratos and inf-irmation, ap-  pty to local ugeu ib, or write,  .S. CARTER,  Dist.i'"SS. AC*..  KelKOQ.  B. J.COYI.B.  A. G. I*. A.  Vancouver  : 'Sc^l8t��^P,re"ff<>laTw!nTi��r thia tint*..  Friend���New ..TiistoSicaf novel t ScriMc'to"  ���Xo:j it'a ��.book of excusea.lot bftrro**?-  Ivg ftioneyi .-They'ris aHjCxfttaloguei  Pir�� lot every day ur tho jrear.-^-Ohtcaga  "Dailj^NeW' ���/" -y. ./     /,. ., >** :  Lairy���PLw��t axa jti doia' \Hd" thin  dog-biacuit, Patt  Pat���Sure, the doctor said I needed  more anim*l food. ��� Philadelphia "Record." - -���'"''  JOHN Met AT GH IE  APoni'n'0" anc*  ^PrpvinciaS  Land Surveyor  Op. BC.Customa House, Nelson.  KOOTENAY     . .  COFFEE CO.  Coffee Roasters  Dea,cr, ,, J^ ant| QQffee  Wc are offering at lowest prices the best  ffrades ol Ceylou, India, China and Japan  Teas.  Our Best Bloclia and Java Coffee per  "pound��� rr.r.rrr.-.r.-.���.$-40  Mocha and Java Blend, 3 pounds 1 00  Choice lilend Coffee, 4 pounds  I 00  Special lilond Coffee,6 pounds 1 00  Uio Mend Coffee. 6 pounds  1 00  Special I'leu&Ceylou x'ea, perp-)und.    iO  A TRIAL ORDER SOLICITED.  KOOTENAY COFFEE CO.  Telephone 177.  P. O. Box 182.  tfEST    BAKER~STREET,  We beg to announce that we have been appointed agents for th e  Canadian Pacific Railway Co.'s town lots in Nelson  and lands iu Wes  Kootenai'.  Baker Street, ��^e!son9 B. C  50   YEARS'  EXPERIENCE  Trade Marks  Designs  .,.. -        Copyrights &c-  Anyone sending a sketch and description mny  aaiclcly mcorUiin our opinion freo whether nn  rnventinn. Is probably patentable. Communications atrtctlyconBdentlal. Handbook on Patents  sentfroo Oldest azency forsccurlngpatenls.  Patenta taken tbroaeh Munn & Co. receive  ��p<trfat notice, without charge, in tha  A liandaomelr Illustrated weekly. JjiTRest circulation ol any scientific journal. Terms, S3 a  your; tour months. $1. Sold by all vewsdcalers.  MUNN &Co.36,B��,ad*a�� New York  Branch Office. 625 V BU Washington. D. C  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  WADDS BROS.  OTOGRftPHERS.  Vancouver and Ketson  BAKER STREET. HELSOS. B. C  Royal Seal and Royal Charter Mineral  JlainiB, situate in the Nelson Miniug JDivisiou  ir West Kootenay District.  Where   located:; Between   4!)   and  Eiigle  Take'nbtlee that I, Robnrt Scott I.ennie, acting a�� agent tor M. S. liavys. Free Miner's  (Jertliifate No. BGe^uJ, and AUred Bunker,  Free M'ner's Ccrtlttcute No. 1J80,764, intend  sixty days rfona tne dato hereol, toapply to  the ilining-Kecorder for Ccrtifl<-ates of Im-  provementi, ft>r the parp >se of obtaining-  Crown Granls-ortlieaboye-elalms.,.  A^d fnrUtor take notice, that"action under  Section 37 mlist l>e commenced before the issuance of su��li Certillsates of Improvements.  Dated tills Mth August, 1903.  * B.8. Lemkms  Bartlett House  (Formerly (Jlarlte ironic*  The best $1 per day house In .Nelson.  None hut white-help employed.    The liar  Ii e best.  G. W.  Bartleti,   Prop  -.CERT5FICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Emerald No. 2 JtinerjU Claim, situate in  the Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay  District.  Where located : At tlio snnunUnt 1lic lip-id  of-49-and Summit Creuks, .adjoining-.the  Shamlon  Mineral- claini..  Takenotieo tliat - I, Hop-inald M. Macdonald, Free Miner's certilicatc H_o. 1158.40.),  intend sixty days fn m , tlie dute  hereof, to apply to tho Mining Recorder for  a eertiffeate or ���improvements, for the pur7  pose of obtaining a Crown grant of the above  claim. , .,  And further take  notice that_getion, under section 37," must tie commenced  before j  the issuance of such certiflca-te 0/ improve-  Dated thlsl7lh day of July. AJD. 190S.  R. M. MACDCKSAXD.  Msrchant Tailor,  Tremont" Blk.   Baker  St,   East  Iiilatcst designs and beat quality

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