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The Economist Feb 11, 1905

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Array ���~A  Wk  >       WJf.   R. HEARST*'  '**^^'  . ...^.j..    "1 have seen'ths  most beautiful lakes In Italy and Switzerland, and all those lovely spots, hut I have  never seenanythingflner than the Kootenay lake and the Arrow lakes. We had n  delightful time there. This wa.s my first  trip through there."  VOLUME  VIII.  rrir'&k  '(*X..l!7Z  llltell  NELSON, B. 0., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 19C5  Vaaed:.. "I didn't ��ec tbe cherries orranp-  ���itwrffte or -gooseberries, but tt they com-  p��r* wim-the Apples, peam and pluma..  J  you have hero �� fruit country uusurpaicea  s Jby anything in the Dominion." ^  OPENING QF THE  LEGISLATURE  Speech from the Throne  indicates Railways.  FOR FRUIT GBOWERS  Dominion Government Will Try  to Enforce the Fruit  Marks Act.  %tit-  The mo3t important event   in  the  Province tbis week was the meeting of  the-Legislature at Victoria, last Thurs-.  day.    The Speech from the Throne  is  an .important   document,   and   foreshadows a session  of business legislation.     Perliaps   tlie   most  important  clause is the one dealing .with  railway  building.    This'qucstiou  is dealt with  ��� in a candid 'straightforward.-manner.  It is admitted that "the "development  .of important sections of the  Province,  rich iti'natural resources, cannot be effected  Without  an   extension  of our  railway system," and the Government  has   under   advisement   methods   by  , which transportation facilities can  be  secured  for   these    districts    without  placing undue burdens on  the Provincial exchequer.   It is also  pleasing  to  note that the administration has been  eaabled .to show for. the . first time in'  many yetus a balance of revenue oyer  expenditure.   Certainly the McBrido  Government is entitled to much credit  for this improvement iu  the financial  condition of the Province.   Tlio reference" to mining is in  Uie way, of co.rr^  gratujation that the industry is showing such.gratifying signs of activity. .,  calling of a general convention of the  fruit-growers of Canada for the purpose  of considering tbis and other matters j  intimately associated witlithe welfare  of this great and growing Industry.  ";.'��� Your Neighbor*!* Wife" was about  the worst show thut has visited Nelson  this season.   It  had   one  redeeming  feature, and that was ita band and orchestra.     The  play,   or whatever  it  might be called, i�� without a plot, and |  the  company producing it are barn-j  stormers  of lhe .worst  type.    There  was a soldler'B wife with the same old  mortgage  on  her farm,'  arid., a boy  whose habits  might bave  been   improved  by a  good spanning.   There  was the same old tramp extolling tbe  virtues of his kind, and tne wizened  up old money-lender, who was deter  mined to marry the grass widow or  foreclose the mof fg>a��e.   Of course the  tramp upset the old Shylock's ^plans',  and just about that time the realrjus-  band put in an appearance, and there  was great rejoicing that evening, and  what added as much as anything to  enjoyment of the festive reunion was  tiie  accidental discovery   of the fact  tliat the tramp was.ilso related to the  family,  being a "long lost brother."  The- wlnile-thing   was.   badly,  con-  atrueted, and did;not reflect conditions  as they exist in everyday life.    By the  way, there are a whole lot of these  trump  plays  abroad Just now,   and,  strangely the authors kike their heroes  from tlie vagrant class.   Of course, in  real life  tramps have been known to  become members of the Legislature.  VNUMBEK^8T^ f  FlTst -Fruit Orchard Planted on  Kooten.-iy Lithe, hear. Nelsjhi���/Strawberries are cultivated*'between the trees and tho total yield  "'per nereis nearly KGO.   -  ���   The adoption   of a stand.u\l apple  barrel for all Canada and the better en-  forcement.of tiie Fruit Marks Act are  matters which are: occupying the attention of the Dominion Department  of Agriculture just  now,  and  in  the  near future some definite action  will  be    taken     in   Nboth   directions     to  the  Certain   benefit   of    the    Canadian     fruit      trade.      Undor     present  conditions -two   distinct   sizes of  barrel are used.  .One, tlie Ontario, or,  as ^Js called  ijLEngland, _the���Canadian barrel, being the maximum size  prescribed by law and containing  "112  quarts, and   the   other,   used in   tbe  Maritime    Provinces,    containing   06  quarts,, the minimum.   The result is  confusing and, as A. McNeill, cliief of  the fruit division of the Department of  Agriculture, puts it,  is, on  the whole,  . prejudicial to the interests of those exporters   who  persist    in    using    the  smaller barrel.   In  getting apples to  the English market  some half dozen  charges are encountered���railway and  steamship freights, dockage, drayage,  etc.���all of which are per package,  so  so that the Ontario shipper gets his 112  .quarts of apples iu the English market  for the same money" paid by the Nova  , Scotian  for his 1)6 quarts.    Tlie prices  received on the other side are about  proportionate    to    the    size    of   the  barrel, the   Ontario man getting  an  average of about two shillings more.  One suggestion offered, which is receiving   consideration, is a  plan   by  which the various municipal authorities may be induced io appoint local  inspectors to enforce the fruit marks  act inthe local market.   Such appointments are provided for under the act,  and Mr. McNeill thinks that, considering the value of the pr^fier observance  of   the   act to every city and  town,  there should be little difficulty perfecting a scheme to supplement the work  of the Dominion inspectors by the appointment    of    local  officials   under  municipal    auspices.  Harold Nelson-will be along the first  week in May with a new play. - This  time it is ''Paul Kuvar," an  historical  play, foqnd^ji on Incidents connected  with   the  French   Revolution.     Mr.  Nelson i��^^ya a welcome-visitor to  I the Kootenay inetroplis, and no doubt  he   will 'receive  a   hearty ,reception  when   he returns this   time.-    There  will be many new face, but tbe old fa-  voi-ites are^itill retained.   Special seen  ery is being prepared for this produc  tion.  Photograph ofFrui.Tabksat.Ncfcon Fa'MOOJ.-riate.by Individual growers eompetlngfor Society'* Grand Prize.  \  A suggestion on prison management  comes from a' convict,."No.  1500" at  Sing Sing..   In his own words, it is  this: "The - man entering lhe-prison  should be made to earn the very shelter  that covers bim.    lie should be made  to earn his food, his clothing, his bed,  his soap, ant.' eVefy article he _us<_b, iu  the same way that a man in any community must earn the means by which  he lives."   This suggestion comes from  the man who founded the Stair of Hope,  the  paper published entirelyJiy convicts in Sing Sing Prison, and which  has done much real good in that institution.   vTo several American newspapers the  suggestion quoted above is  considered wise.   Followed out, prisons  would become schools in which men  would be taught the meaning of responsibility, and  the self-respect that  comes of effort and self-maintenance.  Trie present system begins by treating  tbe prisoners aa paupers, and ends by  treating them as slaves.     The results,  necessarily, are evil.     Just us iu  the  life of  freedom, prisoners should be  given opixortunity���and nothing else.  Their own. selfishness and   necessity  will then be the whips to drive them  to effort, and from effort will surely  come moral health thut would amount  to reformation.  The somewhat heat heated discussion between Fred Starkey a I'd William Blakemore, how going on in the  papers and at public meetings, is the  subject of much controversy. The  matter is somewhat difficult to understand, and it now looks us if someone  was stretching the truth to suit his own  purpose;    The facts  briefly stated are  Iiiterlor "View of ono Building of Nelson Fair, 1301.  try of the Kootenay and the "Nelson concurred iii by the Silver-Lead and  Board of Trade and was visiting Vic- Provincial Mining Associations and  toria in the hope of being able to prc-{ the Nelson boasd of Trade,' "etc.   The  these : Mr. Blakemore recently visited  the coast, and as usual fell in with tbe  i   " ' ' ���  Regarding a  ubiquitious interviewer.    He was re-  standard size barrel the Department of | ported to have stated to the reporter: ..uu* ��.��� ..ntjuiov wtiu me .rremier,  Agriculture is   now considering  the   that he represented tbe mining Indus- when we fully discussed the resolution  vail upon thc Government to have the  2 per cent mineral tax readjusted.  Mr. Starkey took exception to this,  and in an interview in the News he  protested against Mr..Blakemore dragging the Nelson Board of Trade into  the discussion. At thu Board of Trade  meeting Thursday evening, Mr. Blakemore took occasion to remonstrate  with Mr. Starkey and demanded an  apology. In discussing the matter Mr.  Blakemore said that his mission to Victoria was political, and that he had  taken advantage of his presence there  to put the tax question before tbe  Government. The coast papers do not  speak of Mr. Blakemore's political  mission in any way, but there are extended references to the fact that he  represented thc mining associations  and the Nelson Board of Trade. The  Colonist of the 8th says : "Seen at the  Driard Hotel before liis departure, Mr.  Blakemore said : 'I have just returned  from an interview with the Premier,  Times of Feb. Gth, said : "Mr. Blake-  more represents the Silver-Lead Miners' Association, lhe Provincial Mining  Association and tiie Nelson Board of  Trade, all of which have'endorsed a  resolution favoring the referring of the  question toa commission." The News-  Advertiser of Feb. 8th said: "Mr.  William Blakemore, who come down  from Nelson as a delegate to present to  the Government the advisability of appointing a commission to enquire into  the working of the two,per cent, mineral tax, returned from Victoria yesterday morning and left again for  the interior in the afternoon." Yet in  the face of all thiy^filr. Blakemore asserts that he only went to the coast at  request of the Nelson Conservative. Association, "and took theopportunity to  put the matter before the Government,  but had not done so as a delegate of  tlie Board of Trade." Moreover, the  Colonist interviewer telegraphs the  Daily News that with reference to "the  Blakemore interview as printed Jn the  Colonist last Sunday, not only did the  claim imputed to Mr. Blakemore appear In tho Colonist, but in a subsequent interview with that gentleman,  published in the paper on Tuesday,  Mr. Blakemore expressed complete  satisfaction with and admiration for tho  lirst in terviow published two days previously." (Jan it be possible that the  coast papers have misrepresented Mr.  Blakemore, as they did on another  memorable occasion, a year orao ago?  Such misrepresentations will have a  tendency to arouse suspicion in the  minds of all good men as to the honesty and integrity of the press. When  enterprising gentlemen like Mr.  Blakemore submit to tbe torture of  being interviewed by the newspaper  sleuths, it certainly is not expecting  too much that tbey should be  quoted fairly, and the reporters  should not draw upon their  imagination for details. Iu the meantime, Mr. Starkey is not worrying  himself in order to select suitable  words" to express bis woe for having  wounded the sensitive feelings of Mr.  William Blakemore.  MEN WITH  MONEY TO BURN  How a Greek Spent His  Fortune.  MAD MYTTON'S MANIA  Millionaires Frequently Lavish  Immense Sums Fftting  Up Bedrooms.  When the modern Croesus makes, up  his mind to die. poor he doesn't often  turn to founding libraries, as Andrew  Carnegie has done. More generally he  goes in for something absolutely useless. Often reckless spending marks  his course. Moat millionaires bave  hobbies more or less-costly.- Someone  over In London has recently made up  astriklng list of these spenders of  money. .  A young Greek gentleman managed  to get rid of bis immense fortune In  two "years. Having a theory that the  centre of the earth was made entirely  of gold, he purchased machinery to the  value of ��15,000, with the Idea of drilling, and at each hundred feet to excavate round the opening, and then start  again at the bottom, and so on. At the  end of two years he bad spent ��70,000.  Mad Mytton, tbe famous fox-hunting  squirt., was the most eccentric spendthrift of the present century. When  only' 19 he spent ��3000 in one day.  On one occasion beVpoid ao poulterer  -��lj600- for ^fieasaiVtol^'fie firtfariably  traveled with loose bank notes on the  seat beside- him, 'which :-wfcre- blown  i t ���  awayj>y the wind all over thecountry.  Once he made a hand ball of gome  bank notes and aimed them at someone who had displeased him. He ran  through his inheritance with a rent  roll of ��60,000, iu addition to hair u  million accumulated, during his minority, and died a b.m krupt at the age  of 38.  Driving,a-cab in London isa man  who has had an extraordinary career.  The son of a wealthy Yorkshiiefaiiiily,  lie soon  developed a passion- for gum-  num, seven years at this rate of living.-  sufficed to ruin him.   Before bfs death  he was forced to accept tbe hospitality  of his agent, and eke out existence oil  the paltry sum of ��20 a week  _    J        *  G. A. Baird, better known as Abmg-  ton, Baird, did all In his power to rain'  himself, but as his income exceeded  ��2��0,000 a year, and he died when he  waa 32, he did not succeed.-Hismon��y  went on pugilists and' other "characters," whom he domiciled and provided with pocket money to tbe tuna;  o'f ��15,000 a week.     His  devices to  make bis money fly were varied and -  ingenious. '   " ;  Several dozens of bottles of the finest ���'  charapaigne.would be opened, and after  he and his cronies bad bad one glass  -  out of each bottle the rest would - be  thrown away.       With  the  idea of*  changing his luck, be dropped an opal   ���  pin���worth- ��220���over   Westminster  bridge.    A single suit of pearls which" -  he presented to a lady, cost ��17,000.  Millionaires frequently...lavish enormous sums on tbe fittings up of their,  bedrooms, and there is a house in London on the principal bedroom of which  the sum of ��60,000 was expended.  Th$  desire tojhold a monopoly iu wines is -  another characteristic of. the average,  millionaire.  -'��'*��  ���mmm  #'S#fe  :V.:/v:irr|a^l  a"'Sv!iH'!i*jH  Mi  vt'ir'V"**^  .1 -.'.VJE'K? -V.C  mw  LOCAL NEWS.  (Mmm  W  fhe Vancouver hotel-keepers are.  having any amount of trouble over the -  early closing bylaw, which is now be-,  ing rigidly enforced in that city.  An  Some of the newspaper representatives now at the coast are evidently  anxious to see the Government' in  trouble, if one might judge by the  telegrams from that souroel  ,-.-Tbe-: Slocan- Drill ~ report* r-VOCrttmW  three properties shipping-ore duilog  the week, one, the Chapleau. in a new  exporter. Its shipment consisted of *  two tons of concentrates and went, to  Nelson. The Ottawa and Black Prince  each sent out a carload, and the latter  Is loading another. The roads are ~  heavy owing to too much new snow.'.'  Sg-aMk  "ftCTIWI*.  "VSXf.S.-l&'-M  blingTTwhich-fuiiied~lilm and forced  bim to resign his commission in the  army. While half starving . in a  wretched ! garret he received the  news that he had inherited ��1,000 und  the income from ��80,000, on condition  that he gave up gambling.  He was watched, and while the will  was even being proved he was, found  in a gambling haunt, where he had  lost ��100, raised on the. strength of the  beq uest. So he forfeited a fortuue before he had laid his hands on a penny.  The Marquis, of Hastings stands out  as perhaps the most absolutely reckless  spendthrift ever known. At 21 years  of age he came into control of estates  worth ��30,000 a year, which, to use hia  own words, literally "melted aU*ay."  The turf first took up his attention.  He gave ��12,000 for Kangaroo, the  highest price but one ever given for a  race horse, and proceeded to bet on tbe  most enormous scale.  . He "dropped" ��103,000 when Hermit  won the Derby, in addition to ��80,000  over another race.  He delighted in throwing dice at  ��100 a throw, tossing for ��50 notes,  cutting ofd? nf ��200 ft cut. In one  evening he won ��10,400 at hazard, and  the next lost ��79,000. In six short  years he gambled away a princely  estate in Ayrshire and his magnificent  home at Donnington, Yorkshire.  Another- marquis���Ailesbury���owed  ��185,600 before became of age. He  would frequently write a check for  ��1,500 In tbe morning, and be without  a penny before the day was oyer.  ���With estates worth ��60,000 per an-  Among the names of those present  ut and enjoying the annual banquet of  ths Manufacturers' Life Assurance  Company to tbei reagents, held on tbe  evening of Thursday, Feb. 2nd, at the  National Club, Toronto, is that of Geo.  -A.-IIunter~the-rompaily's agent InT  Nelson. Mr. Hunter also prominently  assisted in the ; resentatinu of a sterling sea service at the banquet to J. A.  Juukin, who has beeu managing director of the company for ten yeare.  St. Patrick's Day will be celebrated  by. the Irishmen of Nelson. Just  what form the celebration will take  has not been definitely decided upon,  but a committee has the matter under  consideration, and will report to a -special meeting of the society to be fielcf  next Friday night. Last year tbe society-held a banquet, but there appears to be a feeling that a change  should be made and some other kind  of entertainment provided. No matter what course is finally decided upon  it goes without saying tbat it will be-  the event of the season.  The Library Ball on St. Valentine's1  evening should be well patronized,  The object for which it U to be held is  a worthy oue. The ladies who have  been mainly instrumental in maintaining the library bave done so under the  most discouraging coditlons. The  means of obtaining the necessary re-venue are contracted, and the only surprise is that so much has been accomplished under existing conditions. Tha  cost of keeping, the library going  amounts to considerable daring the  year, and very often it is exceedingly  difficult to make both ends meet.  Generous patronage of the hall would  assist very materially in solving tbis  problem.   . THE NELSON  ECONOMIST  THE 1EL80I ECONOMIST  Published every Saturday afternoon nl  Vernon Street. Nelson, B. C.  $1 Pet h\  in  Advertislnc rates made known on application.  All changes In ndve.'tlsb-nents to itnure  iisertlon should reach this oflice not later  thai Thursday, 12 o'clock.  When change of address Is required, ll N  deslnble that both the old address and the  n6w be given.  A.ddref.s all communications, " Publ'Hli-T  of The Nelson Economist. Nelson. U. C."  EDITORIAL COMMENT.  Victoria is rapidly developing into ��  literary   centre.       For  years   it   lias  heen  the home of C. II. Gibbon", the  talented writer and author, and now it  transpires that Vincent Harper, a wi-11-  known magazine  writer,   has been  a  resident of the capital city for a year or  so.     Capt.  Chve rhUlipp<*-*\Voolcy. a  novelist of distinction, has lived in Victoria for the past  twelve or thirteen  Years,   and   David   (Jhribtie   Murniy.  traveler, author and war corespondent,  had a residence at Equimalt for a time,  iu   fact, his well-known  story, "Why,  Says Gladys"���the  $1000. winner  in  Town Topics competilion���was written  during- his stay at Es-qninialt.,-    Col.  Andrew C: P.   Haggard,   author   cf  "Dodo and I',', and other w oi ks, and a  brother of the well known author of  "She," ''King Solomon's Mines," ct<  also made a lengthy stay  in Victoria.  Cutliffe Hyne, creator ol  '-('apt. Kei  tie,"    "McTodd,"    "Horrock.-,"   and  other characters known  to millions of  readers, lived for a time at New Westminster.   Bennett Burleigh, tlie celebrated wnr correspondent who has led  euch an adventurous life for the past  forty years, intends to vi.sil Victoria  before long, and will remain there during the summer.   Neil Munro, author  of "John Splendid" and other novels,  has announced that he will take up  his residence at the Provincial rupital.  and will devote his time to wilting romances about the Songhccs, with hi.-'  heroes  drawn   from   the Island J5i-  waBhes. ,Hoii. D. W. Higgins, author  of an interesting series of sliort btoiies,  has been a resident   of Victoria  for  nearly fifty years. '  The ��� Economist is excccdingly  grieved that it should have.tgiven  serious offense to certain members of thc Nelson Club. In  our reference last week to the tl.igiiiou.t  practice of playing "life pool" on Sunday we had no desire to charge.all,the  members of the club-.with \vjukedness ;  indeed we are convinced that thej^are  many gehtleinehTmeuibers of the club?  who, with ourselves, regard it an unpardonable offense to play "life pool"  on Sunday, pr.any other day for that  matter! - ���-, But those, members cannot deny that the seductive, gnme. has  been played within the club r louisoii  Sunday ^therefore, they cannot plead  that they are altogether guiltless and  without sin.   Ofoiie .thing' the m'em-  ^--t   ..        ���   .       ���      .      -  ber3ofthe,Nelspn"Clubcan rest assured,  and that is. the question uf Sabbath  observance is a "life pool" Issue, and  that .the. war is being . waged by ag  brave a soldier as ever'buckled on .Uie  armor of righteousness. William  Blukqmorc-ljas uns)icathed*his sword,  and thlapaper.is greatly .mistaken \n  the man If thero will be .any ^cessation  of h��MtjUtl^4uijtil,yyio<i.pT|or,'l< '.becomes  A <L��a$jMW<.t ._  .   ,',.,.��.. ^ilA . [J   "'  ������fr  The Scientific American it-ells.. oU an,  iuterestiiig', archcologicul (discovery re-,  centiy made in thc neighborhood, yf  Bournemouth, England. Duriug thc  construction of a new road the excavators cut into a mound, which is indicated upon thc maps us an ancient  burial ground, and a large sun baked  clay urn was unearthed. , It was in a  remarkable state* of preservation,, and  was intact, though in removing It the  vessel was slightly damaged. The urn  ���was only buried u few inches below the  surface of thc ground ; in fact, the roots  of the heather had forced their way  into thc iuterior of the receptucle into  the ashes and dust it continued. Upon  examination by. experts, the urn was  rand  inter  arnival  Rossland  UU!  Kin;;lf. Fare for rottiid trip,  vnttl February S)lh.  Complete   Piogruiimic  Canadian  Sport*.  Championship  Contests  Good to return  -Winter  Wholesale and Retail  Dealer.-) In  Tt. f��  i  Camps supplied on shortest  notice and lowest prices.  Mail orders receive careful  attention.  Nothing but fresh and  wholesome meats and supplies  kept in stock.  E.C.TRAVES. Manager  Hockey   Ski Running  Snowshoeing  Notice.  Tiilte notice Unit I Intend to Apply lo the  CliiofCoinmisHlonor ol I nwlsjiud Works for  pt rni t��� inn Ur purchase the land licrelKiiftci  niriitionrd mid thnt Mich iipplliaulon  will be made sixty il.t.va fiom Hip  ilule     her. of. Thu      Ismd      mentioned  !>. ��a lollmvs: Kit tinted on the North  ��ln>re <���(- Kgi.tenny Klvci Dc��cilptlnn of  buitnilnrles i>f Iii ml : ('ninmennnt; at the  South West corner post of Lot CIm thonee In ��  N'orilii-rly direction 20 cliiiins, .thence in a  Wealurlv dtrei-tion '20 cli.iins, thence in a  Stmtiieily direction to North tMiilc of Kontc-  niiy UHcr, thence along water front to point  of commencement.  iHelbou, B. C, January 7th, IOCS.  ALEX. Al-LAJT.  Notice.  Sixty days after date 1 Intend to apply to  lhe Commissioner of I.:indf> and Works,  Victoria, for the'pui'eliiike ot the following  lands. Commencing at the South-R^ut corner  of lot G300, Uroup (I) one. West Kootcnny, at a  postmarked J.��. A. Kouth-Wcbt corner and  running North iilons Eubt lute-of-lot C300 40  chains, tbence Fust fiOchalns, thence South 10  elinins, tbcuce West ulongCoIumliln k Kootenay Hull wav toplaceof commencement and  contnlninK 200 acres more or less.  Nelson, Dec. 5th. 1901.  , J. E. ASKABLE.  NOTICE.  Jn tl e m:itter\>fan application for n. duplicate or a Certificate of Title to Lots 7.1). 10,11  iinU li. Block 15,' Lots 3 and 4. Block 23 aud  Lot 12. Block GO jNelton City, (Map 2M1).-  '-Nmice K hereby "iveu the,, it is> my inlen-  ti>iii to issue at the ejeplcailonoi one month  fiom the first publication hereof a-dapllciite  of flic Cert'flciitt: ot Title to the above mentioned Loin In the name of Henry Jacoby,  wliU.li Certificate is dated the 2<itli day of April,  UftJ. and numliered 13873A��� '   '  ___a.nt\ Reetatry Office. Nelson, fi. C.  -2Sth .December, l'J04.  il. K. MacLt:oi> ���'  ' ���'District Registrar.  ,  THEJ-WELER  ?    "BAKER ST. '  We only nt-k one trial to make you our ens  tomer. Fine Watch Jewelry, Optical and  Silverware repairing and everything In the  line. Reasonable charges. . Work sent us  from outride towns SvtU receive, the same care  ���� it persotiiiily delivered.1 - Dilllcult, repair*  done for other Jewelers.   .'   ' " -    '  Corner Mill and Josephine Sts.  Send Us an Older for Hour  Groceries, then Notice  The prompt net of delivery.  The cleanness und frublinebi or Good's.  The rull honest measure.  The qua lit}* of wnat _ ou set.  You will find abundant reason for sending  your future otdets.  This Week's Specials Are:  14 lb Boxes of A 1 Cieamcry Butter at 27c  per pound. -  Silver Spoon Tea, 50c per pound.     "    .  Rajah Brand Pineapple, 25c per tin.  Clarke's Uouelesb Chicken, 3pc per tin  Joy's Cash Grocery  T1IONE 19  Certificate of Improvements.  T.illie Johnnie Mineral Claim,situate in the  NeKon Mining Division ot West Koolenny  Diblrtct. - ��� ,.     ,   v  .      ,  Where located: On Hover Creek, about  three miles Irom Kootenay Kiver. Take no-  ticcCtliat I, Finnk Fletcher, ol the City of  Nelson, aciuiR as ugcntior m>sell, Free Miner's Certificate No. Ub2,o23, and A. C. Flum-  mcrfelt, Ft co Miner's Certificate No. 1380,021,  intend.sixty days Irom lhe date hcicor, to  apply to the Mining ltecorder lorn Certificate  ol Im'piovcments tor the puiposc ol oblaln-  lnlng a Crown Grant of tlie above claim.  And further take notice that action, nmidsection 37, mufet be commenced before tho lh-  sn.in'ceol Mich Certificate of improvements.  Dated this 26lh day or May. A. D 1004.  FllAKIC Fl.ETCHUIt.  WANTED.  'lAllIES AND GENTLEMEN in thisflndadjoin! ni? teiTitoriex, to represent and advertise  the Wholesale fund l-^din&tioiial Department  of an old ,e--tiil)libheil house of solid financial  Blanding..1 'Salary $!.����� per dny, with Expenses  advanced each Monday b> cheek direct from  headquarters, iioise nnd buggy furnished  when neccsFnry ; rot.i;i< n perinnnent. Ad-  drew,. Blew lirufc. & Co.. Dfipt. li; Mooon Bldg -i  Chicago, 111  AGENTS WANTED;- ..  Applications will be TeceUedby-tUe undei-  tsigiud'fotrthapoRit4on of agent lor this locil-  Ity. One williiiR toca^lVass'-'piOferred, ^Good  position to, thc right man.   Apply,  OtciDENTAii Loan* * &<visos Co.., r.  - -. ��� iJ. D, Box 152. Vnncouver, Ii. C.  Y.aticou^cr, B.'C, J&n 3l;i90��.-: '.,-,,    ��� ,*  oldl " Aa tliis: roiicf swiU" Jplsoetrate"  tliniugli .other  sittillar' nioiititlsi*-' tile  -*' " *      - i-"-**   "t   Lr->   _l'     '  vforik is to be ''coriilueted "ulidef''tbe  .'iiupervibUtaofanCiq'uiiff&tiB^rih tlie'h&fie  that .qth^r' articles'^of "artli'feologitol  Taluc mnv be fexcavated'." **-" '  -.' VJ'  ;< i r-  ,t...:  _i;_.    -"  General satisfaction is-jexpjesgeci hy^  \VeSfcrii CohservattVes at the.selectipns  made by Mr. Whitney in the construs-  tion of tlie Ontario -Cutiiuet. ' .M.r.  haa exercised the greatest wisdom in  his selections, and those chosen are  known throughout the Dominion as  men oCintogrity and ability. Under  iheir guidance the Province of Ontario  should regain iU-rennta,tion for honesty  in jmbtic incii.                v' *      !  i                             - >. i >��� _ - -  i..   - " '    .-..    >-i    ', i ��� ��� '* ���       ,"' i , ' '  Mr. William lilaherao're lias received  the appointiuentof editor of the Nelson Tiibune. Mr. lilalseuiore is an  able writer, and in his capacity as  editor of the Tribune lie will be able to  JOHN^McLATCHIE  Dominion and  Provincial  ���r-.-.      Land Surveyor  Op, B C: Customs House, Nelson  Frank Fletcher  FROV1N��� "Ha LAND SURVEYOR  ,-     handband MineralClaimbSuiveycd  ,   aud Crown Granted  I". O. Box 503       Office: Kootcnav St.  Nolson  Se\vina Machines and Pianos  . For Rent and for Sale'''  l.  Qld-iuriosiiyShop, Josephine St, Nelson  50  YEARS'  EXPERIENCE  Trade Marks  Designs  Copyrights Ac  Anyon&sendlng a sketch and description may  quietly ascertain onr opinion free whether au  InTcntion is probably patentoble. Commnnlcn.  Itona strictly oonfldentlal.' Hanabook on Patents  ���er.t frc�� Oldest agency for securing patent!.  -1 rntentCtaken throinthiMuiin & Co. rocelre  tpeetaTriotice,' without cbarge. In the  *���������> ':iH.a_��j��.   ..qTr... _.__.*  usuiat in. the cause,of Sabbath observ-  ^siimated to be two tbousfiudvj'TeanjJ aijw, a.work.BOdw'.toua^Jl.  ^ ,     ,i  A nantlaomely Illustrated weekly. Ureent*.  culatiou of ony eclentlflc Journal. 1 eras. S3 a  yenr.,Totirinontlia ��L Boldbyall nowndoUors.  IH1UHN &Co.3e,B,oadra'New York  We bave a t,arge Stock of goods for  winter wear  which we will sell  at a slight advance on cost in order to make way for our spring stock.  Some Children's Lines, regular price $i, now 75c.  Special   L,"ne  of Miners' Hand  Made  Boots, regular price" $6 ; "now  ��4 50.    Another line, regular piice $5 ; uow $3.50.  Remember we carry only the best makes of Boots  and   Shoes,  from  the most popular manufacturers. ~  ugn ivicuaussan  Baker Street, Nelson, B. C.  +44444+++++++4+++++++4++++4944+++4444449++++++++++++1  I BARTLETT  HOUSE I  ? ' (Formerly Clarke House)       _ J  The best 81 per day house in Nelson.      None but-white-help employed    The  -  bar the befet. s  Insurance    Real   Estate   and  Mining  Agent  Houses and offices to rent and lots for sale in all parts of the city.  Now is the time to invest in good improved  Fruit Ranch Property  Adjacent to Nelson.  The Kootenay Valleys Co., L'td, London, Eng.  Nelson City Land and Improvement Co.  Fire and  Accident  Insurance   a  Specialty  T G. RROGTER  BAKER ST.. NELSON. B. C.  P. O. BOX  ; kelson, B. C.  The largest- exclusively Wholesale Liquor House in  the interior  In Pints and Quarts  Dawson's "Extra Special" Scotch.   ,Granda Cigars.  Mitchell's Heather Dew'Scotch etc.    Earl of Minto etc.  A full Une of imported and domestic Liquors and Wines.  +  9  +  %    ��� .    .     . ���        9  ���>99949+9+++++4++++4++++9+++++++++++9+++++++++4++99+++  G.  ROPRIETOR  \M^:f\-t:wi  ��Si Tents&Awmngs Made and Repaired  $1 per day'ahjct'up  NoChlnese Employed  AUGUST THOMAS, PROPRIETOR;  AND   VERNON- STREETS,        MC! -QfUJ    P   P  :ks from wharf,    - .IIlLOUI?) ui-b  CORNER* HALL  TWO BLOCKS  *. -1-  <t CLOTHES    CLEANED    AND  MENDED  i "  OVER iff h.i WALLACE'S STORE' NE LSON. B. C.     |  4 ^:^y^^^$^*~4^>-<-7<->^^:'^^^ '  EAT  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  E  Head Office Nelson, B; G.  Branch   Maikets   in   Rossland,   Trail,   Nelson, Kaslo, Sandon,   Th're  Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.  Orders by Mail to any branch will have prompt- and careful atten  tion..  RYI  ....CilOQUE'T'^ BROS., Proprietors. ' _        J  ���^> -���.'-.. . A  X      Finest Quality pf Bread.-Ahvays Sweet.    Beautiful to Look ' Y.  X at.'    Delicious'to IJ.Ht._r  sTryit...   '-."., _    ' * X  <d_.   i * A' ���" -J ���;,..,, '-  ' ~ -*.  T Store: Baker St, between Stanley and Ward.  T     __    _.      __.     _.     __.-.,__..__..._*     _. .   __      _.   . _.      _.  ' _.     _^; __.     _..__.���__.     _^     __.     j.     _.  It Pays to. Deal with Rutherford  rushe:  ''ffi.:* 'ii'^RACeAN I  Plumber and Gasfitter  Hair Brushes, Clothes Brushes, Hair Brushes,  Nail Brushes, Tooth Brushes, Face Brushes, Shaving  Brushes, Strops and Bokar's Razors.  WM. RUTHERFORD, Druggist  WARD STREET, NELSON, B...C-  THONE A214  NIGHT PHONE B214  Canada Permanent  ortgage.-Corporation  Straight Mortgages at 8 per cent,  or Monthly Payment System  <as&<s��<$��SfoSgi��&s��&��&s*fr  hoTogfapirers f  Vancouver and .Nelson        s  BaKER���S_f.R��E*i'; NELSON,  B. C.  ./ r^n,~  i*t    iti    i*i    A    A    A    St  T' <  ���T'-f  T Estimates Given on Qeneral Plumbing,  j        v . - Sewer .Connections, Etc. a  Y' " x *��� ~- *=   ' -   - ������ -- ' *  **���!   Ba.ker Street/near Ward  Street, Nelson.      J  ���"I    \      .-'a  s  M' ���  Iii 10-acr'e'bldcksC in'20-acre blocks. Improved ranches.  J. En Annable, kelson, B. C.  -Wi^i  Si^bscrilDe for  ���  'v/ ���!-���^,���<, ,OpA-    B   " _ff\ B \._f  iUffomist, $1 a Year  ���.i-.T-Hr.-_*  ' -*��� ; f^sr- 1 ^s7^-^r5ra^-=-J����rf*^*-��Z'!0 sR.j-'^i- "- ***, A>  THE  NELSON  ECONOMI&x  W��  $lE3tESB9&m3^E^&  I masajm^mf-^Htt*^^^��i^^'"��^���  v��  1  Talking Machines.  Edison Phonograpbs; Prices, $10, $20, $30, $50.  The New Edison Moulded Records, at 50c each, $5  per doz. - ���      A        . - .  teriiner.--  Giiamophones  -Prices, $17, $&5, $30, $45.     -  7,-inch Records, $6 per doz/  " ro-mch Records, $11 per doz. '   v  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 no'  '"sub agents" who must have a "rake off."  You  Want  .JYour friend to remember you  pja forever? If-you do, make him  IgM or her a present of a .   .    .    .  Cameras  LUCKY-CURVE  FOUNTAIN  PEN  Prices $1.60 to $10. Let tis  I put one aside for you. These  ] are the pens you see advertised  I in the magazines. We warrant  I them as well as the maker.  They.Are the BEST  FROM $1 TO $75  We' can supply your  wants for Pall House Cleaning in WALL.PAPER and  BURLAP. -���'���'  '?*' '''    ���'- '���''..-.���  . (Not Crockery with the stamp of some well known China oa it)  NEW GOODS;ARRIVING-WEEKLY  1 ' '.   <  Reyal   Crown    Derby,   Crown    Vienna,    Haviland  Limoges,-,  Royal,   .Worcester,! f;Foley,    Minton    an  Copeland's.  i     '  i  i ���  _ Th'e,"'quantities 'are the.greatest, the assortment the most varied and  the Prices tbe-'Eouvest of-anyvsale we have held  nesM: fall clothing  2d'th Century kind,'every Garment has style, character and splendid  wearing qualities, which coupled with Ahvays Lowest.prices makes interest and to spare for careful-buyers.  Men's Suits,''$7.50, $10.06, $12.00, $15.00, $18.00 and $20.00.  ' SUITS  All.yzesjijobd cloth, strong and durable, aud specially tailored, $1.25,  $2.00", $3:oo, .$4.oo',' .$5.00 and $6.00.  DISTRIBUTORS  OF  HATS  Perfection in  shapes, color and style. -   Prices, $i.oo, $2.co, $3 00,  $4.00 an"d $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 stofck' New Tall Styles'.' ' The place \ybere your dollars bring  their valqe.     .''"*'  BROWrN~c&   GO.  RDiAR    P I P F S  Why Linn Quit the Newspaper,  James. \Weher Linn, . whose novel,  '!The* Second Generation," a story o.  newspaper, life and political corruption  fri Chicago, has brought him Into th"��  publio-eye,*- Is avr.e_5he'i\r ot Miss June  Aadams of Hull.House, Chicago.  How this young author came to qulf  newspaper 'work 13 an Interesting  Bfory:' He secured a position on the'  staff of a Chicago daily immediately*  on leaving college. ~X11 went well until  one night, about three months after he  took up the life of a reporter, when  the city editor assigned Llm to make  a midnight call at a home where the  head of the household, a prominent  man, had committed suicide. "Got a  good talk out of the wife and the girl,"  ���were the'parting instructions. As *dinn  approached ^the 'house he was overcome by a sense of the intrusiveness of  his mission. Suddenly the glamor and  charm of newspaper work-vanished.  In-vafn he attempted, to-force himself  to go up the" steps of the house. The  traditional Incentive of the newspaper  office, the argument that <fi�� must, not  "fall down" on his assignment, failed  to stimulate his Interest or his courage, and the longer he stood staring at  the hlack streamer of crape that fluttered from the door the greater became  hia* repugnance for his disagreeable  .task. Finally' 'he turned on his heel,  ;took a car-hack:to the office, and  handed in his resignation with the explanation that some other man would  have to get that Interview. This episode ended hia newspaper experience  and he soon secured a position as an  instructor in rhetoric In the University  fit Chicago, where h�� ia still engaged.  Ur. Linn's book was written ln six  weeks, while spending a vacation Is  Europe. His success affords another  example of the fact that much of the  literature of th* dar ta being -made by  the young, for b�� Id <uvly twenty-five  years ai aea.  ���Miss Pomade���Where is.lhe paint department, please? Floor ^Walker���J*ac��  ��r house;���Chicago "Daily Jfawa.''  Almost _ the toughest thing in the whole of creation is a "pinto" Broncho when he is in  fighting humor. "~'  Now his hide is just as totight 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 ���  *.|'-N  ontrea  R. H. CARLEY, British Columbia Agent  W. A Thurman  Depotfor'Briar Pipes, Nelson  Chimney Sweeping  Prompt attention given  to all orders for  Chimney Sweeping.  Send your orders to Joe D. Downes, care of  the Old Curiosity Shop.  81.50 per chimney.  COAL  $7.50 Per Ton  Delivered  All orders must be accompanied by cash and should be forwarded  *   either personally or by mail to the office oi W. P. TIERREY, GENERAL A&E.NT  'rJ/Ai/yA  ~l        I     '  _       Al.i  ,-    \   -_.     *K 1  ifl'l  ** *rM  \t*-: ���*"* 1  ~"    ' * ** V*l \  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  +++&+++9+++94+++++++4444+4+0++++++++++4++++9++++++++  t %  Sandon mined hv-t week ahlpped 325  tons of ore.  There will bo amasqueradii curtiival  atthe skating riukmext Wednesday  ninht.  List night was rather severe on the  water pipe3 and the' plumbem are  working overtime. Z-.:  Lnst night the thermometer rcgi.-��-  tereJ.45 below zero, the coMest nU'ht  iu three years. Tlie curlers are correspondingly elated.  Mine Inspector McGregor lias just  returned from <i trip lo the Boundary.  He reports everything satisfactory, in a  mining way, although there is fear of  a shortage of water, -o  John G. Buriyan, late of Rossland,  has again takcu up Ida residence in  Nelson. He lias taken charge of the  undertaking parlora .of. the .Staudard  Furniture Company. ������  The Kootenaian saya that the ore  shipments through Kaslo,for the .past  seven days were 780} tons, or an average of more than 110 tons of ore per  day. The bulk of this ore i.i zinc from  the 6Iocau Star and Lucky Jim.tuinw.  We Will Manufacture  Your OLD GOLD into  NEW JEWELRY.  ! PATENAUDE BROS, f  j Jewellers, Watchmakers and  Opticians,     Thone  293.       --J  ��������� ++>+++++++++++++++++ �� 9+9+++++++*++ +++++++409+444 ��  We have finished stocktaking and have some great bargains in the following lines:  yet son  Atthe Auction Mart To-night at 8 o'clock.   Look out for Bargains.  JB Green, Auctioneer  Bargains in Skirts���Walking  Snirts in black and grey, $*> for  $'���50, $4.50 for $2.50, $6 for $3.  Bargains in Ladies' and Children's Coats���Ladies' Coats, fawn  and black. $5 to $.0. Children's  coats, $3.50 to $6.  Bargains      in     Blouses ��� Silk  Blouses in black, blu-, pink, -white  and red, $2.50 to $&.  Ready-to-\Vear Plats, from 50c to  $1.50.    Bonnets, 25c to 75c.  Bargains in Tailor-made Su"-ts���  Iu bleck, grey, brown, navy and  fancy mixed tweed, $18 for $12,  $25 for $15.  Remnants in Every Department  ���In Silk Dress goods, French flannel, flannellette, Gingham, prints,  towelling and muslin.  Bargains in Underwear���Ladies'  and Children's Vests, $500 and 65c,  to clear at 25c and 35c.  Baker Street  Nelson, B. C.  W. G. GILLET 5  -Estimates  given "on stone, brick I  and woodwork. 1 Brick and Lime for Sale  ilder and  Contractor  . The clothes line special which an.  nounced that, W. A. Galliher urns .'to  be appointed Minister nf Mine.-', waxai  little premature. There are any number of people in the Kootenuy who  would be pleased at such au appointment, the belief being'general that lie  -would fill tha oflice with honor to himself and his constituents.  SnbscrilDe for  FRED  E  GO.,   LIMITED.  THE BIG CASH STORE  <j>+++++++$��&+^+$++&++&++4++$&+$+++++++++++++++++++++++4>  ��  The Economist,  Strictly in Advance  SALE  Thirty Days Removal Sale  General Reduction in All Lines  TURE CO.,  SUCCESSORS TO D. M6ARTHUR & OO.  B. Ci Fruit and Far  TbeSJands. described ,in this -. list -.are' for sale, and  in many cases on liberal -terms; ,1 might-just, say tbat this  district, has never, been, advertised: .-as ���a'-fruj.tTgrowing and  farming country, but during. the: last-few-years" inany who  came hereto .engage .in- milling and- lumbering':have' thrown  aside everything and" settled on the banks-of the lakes and  rivers.'.a'nd are.-growing fruit.- The climate is excellent, the  la es and streams never .-freeze in -winter, and vthe summer is  - lovely./. -Allkitids of fruit: gfovv in -^abundances-apples, pears,  cherries,: pi urns, .peaches, grapes - and- smallrjfruits.'V'We are  close to good markets, and.10 acres in fruit'culture, here will  yield $2,500 per year. ;We are on the directiine. to ihe-North'  West Territories, being, much nearer thau any other fruit  district, and will always have that market. ,-' ;" . <, �� _ ':,  A ' We have in Nelson aiY Agricultural: Society',1 a- Farmers!.  Institute and'a Fruit Growers' Association, aiid you-will find.  on the opposite page a.view, of .the fruit ,table:..at fhe. Ne'son  Fair of 1904. These are all' individual plates from the different  fruit-growers around Nelson, _and' were pronounced by- -the  judges, to be the'best exhibit in-the Province of -British  Columbia for last year. 'Any other information in reference to  these lands will be cheerfully .given. ���-���  IMPROVED.-FAT? MS.--��      --*"...���-.  115 acres on Kootenay River. 1 mile frQn^static^,, which ; is  12 miles west of Nelson ; 40 acres plowed; '30 acre^jmiore partly  " cleared,-"300-apple-treesr20-ac.resJ in-hay land^���House���aud-  out-buildings of all kinds.  - Fiife-land and all perfecily  level.  Sandy loam with clay subsoil. .Price, $7,000 Cash.  50' acres adjoining the .'above place, lyiug  betiyeen   the.  .railwaj*.and,the river.  .Good fenced 15 acres under cultivation,  set out. in  fruit trees  of. good, varieties, 20  acres   more  can  be plowed first season.    No better  place  iu  the Kootenay.-  Price, $106 per acre.   "'"       '.'���''-,. "  20 acres, 5 of which are "cleared and ready to plow, 5 acres  more all cleared except the stumps; in good -locality: on the  river.    Price $50 per acre. v  15 acres adjoining the above. This land is" worth'double  the price asked, $35 per acre.  180 acres, 13 miles east of Nelson;* on Kootenay Lake. -  Railway runs through the property, also boat landing -for" the  lake steamer ; 9 acres cleared, 50 .more almost cleared ; good  sized creek running through the'p'rope'rty,'2-story frame house  20x24, 10x20;' 60 acres can b<�� set but in fruit trees first  season; excellent location. Price $4,200, or will sell in 40  acre lots at $25 per acre.  51 acres on Slocan River, lying between the railway and  the river.    Level land, good soil.    Price $550.  300 acres extra quality, fronting on.Slocan River. .'C. P. R.  runs through the property, good house arid'* out-buildings,..10  acres under cultivation, 60 acres nearly cleared,*" good "springs  and plenty of water.    Price, $3,750..   -..  143 acres (known as Roberts' ranch), situated oh the lake  shore 3 miles east of Nelson. Good drive' along the���lake  shore.ss acres under cultivation, 5 acres of strawberries. .10.000  raspberry bushes, 200 goosebefryjbusbes, ,150 curranf'frushes,  30 grape vines, . 500 '. appfe -V-trsesi' ^200 peach ��� -trees,.  100 pear trees, 120 cherry >l��es! 150 plum trees, 30.rose  bushes, and lilacs in'front yard. "' Large frame house with hot  and cold water in rooms, batu. room, and barn ?4S 20. wagon  and woodshed, 38.x 40, chicken bouse, pig- pens, ice house;  running stream through the. place. Will produce $2,500 this  year. , Price, $8,500.  "Half cash, balance ou time.  14^ acre block /fronting |ou Kooteuay Lake, two miles  from Nekonv^<All good;Jand, never failing spring, creek  running through' the property. No improvements done on the  place, and can .be purchased for .$75?. This is only half a mile  from the celebrated, wine ranch.' The product of two trees on  the wine ranch netted the owner $40 last summer.  30 acres near Slocau Junction, fronting on Slocan River  and Canadian Pacific Railway. Ltvel land, easily cleared.  Price, $25 per acre. ' ��  25 acres excellent land fronting ou the railway at Thrums  Siding. Good bearing orcbards.botli sides. Price. $35 per acre.  elson, B. C,  30 acres near Nelson ; 7 acres under cultivation in large  and small fruits, balance easily cleared ; 5-roomcd cottage,  woodshed aud hen house. Will produce $1,000 at present  time. Product of two cherry trees sold for $40 in 1954.  Running"water through' the place all the year round,  46"  feet  minutes from  street  - -.1  car . terminus.    Price,  lake frontage; 10  $4coo.   "��� ,..,.,  -12-roomed-house and verandah, chicken house and wood;,  shed, running water, 7 acres fronting on lake opposite Nelson,  soilexcellent, creek running down through -property. Price,'  $2,500.       - _   ���  ,     147 acres, 5 miles from Nelson, % of a mile from railway';  3  acres cleared,  2 acres in  fruit  trees, good water running-  through-.the place'the year round ; 30 acres can be cleared-and,  .plowe'd at a'CQSt of $15  per acre:    Price, $900.    This is b_\  snap.    .-.---  " .    40 acres, 6 miles cast of Nelson along-Kootenay 'Lake-. 3-  acres cleared, good  log  house, level, and   plenty.of water;,;  considered one of the best 40-acre lots in the' neighborhood ,  schoolhouse  half   mile  distant,   desirable  neighbors.    Price,  $1500.    Terms to suit.    This is a good buy, aiid the adjoining  40 acres are also for sale at $1000.    This land will sell at $100  per acre within two years.  LANDS.ON EAST,SIDE OF  KOOTENAY LAKE.  The following lands are located at or near the town of  GrestonrB-Grrwliichrissituated oirthe-eastsideof-Kootenay  Lake ,and along the C. P. R. :  Lot 4. 27 acres, 17 acres cleared, 5 acres of which is  leased to a sawmill for $50 per annum, 10 acres set out with  good nursery stock, consisting of. apples, plums, pears, cherries,  prunes and peaches, 700 trees in all ; well fenced, only 200  ���feet from railway station and joining the townsite of Creston.  Price, $100 per acre.  Lot 8. 46 acres, nice and level, lying along railway, clay  loam, 2 acres partly cleared.    Pricse, $20 per acre.  Lot 9. 25 acres close tn C.' P. R.,. y�� mile from town,  covered with small timber.    Price, $20 per acre.  Lot 13. 14 acres along railway track. Black loam a"nd-  .clay bottom, gently sloping to the south.    Will sell for $200.'  Lot 114. 31- acres on railway, rolling bench and level  land.    Price, $250.  Lot 25. 40 acres level land, clay loam covered with  small timber.    An excellent place ; 1 mile from depot.    Price",  $760.      v . .,  Lot 19 and 32. 71 acrer- bench land, clay loam, nice sou  to work, good spring.    Price, $400.  Lot 22. 40 acres, rolling ground, two streams of.good water  >nd"some swamp land on this place. Will' sell at a bargain.^  ; Price $10 per acre. . ~~"  Lot 2. 40 acres level land, clay loam covered with small  timber. */. mile from Creston station: water on the rearof the  place. This is an excellent place for a good fruit farm, close to  schools' post-office, stores, etc.** Price only "$700. . Will be  .worth double that amount in one year, if some improvements  are done on it.  ._ 160 acres. N. W. % section 8, block 812. This quarter  section is covered with timber, has running water all the year  round, good clay ioil, level, and is free from-stones, two miles  from Kootenay Lake and six miles from Creston, three miles  from Port Hill, a town on tbe American side.. Good neighbors,  aud a farm on the next section has grown two crops .ot timothy  each year. This and the adjoining quarter section, containing  320 acres in all, can be purchased at$8.50 per acre."  S. W. }i section 9, 160 acres.   -Price, $8.50 pe"r acre.  S. E. J4 section 9. 160 acres. Price, -$8.50. per acre.  This is heavily timbered land, but good soil,.heavy clay loam  and free from stones.  S. E. % section 17. 160 acres is covered with heavy timber,  two acres partly cleared good land and well watered. Price,  $8.50 per acre.  Lot 662. 240 acres, 30 acres under cultivation, 60 acres  cleared, good house and outbuilding, 3 miles from the village of  Port Hill, 7 miles from Creston.   Price,$5,000.  -   EXPERT TESTIMONY.  The following letter was written by Mr. James Johnstone,  to the District,Land Agent of the Canadian Pacific Railway at  .Nelson, B. C. :     '  ...   "  -- -" Nelson,"Jan. 15th, 1904.  ,: Dear Sir,���"With reference to your request tliat I should  state my experience and give my opinion of the advantages of  fruit-growing in the Kooteuay Lake district, I may say that I  consider tha conditions Here the most perfect for fruit culture  on the continent.  ' I have been interested in fruit-growing - in various parts  of Canada aud the United States during tbe past twenty years,  and until coming to Nelson in 1901, I had found the climate of  ;the Allegheny mountains oi West Virginia, tbe most suitable  for the production of small fruits. The shores 01 Lake Erie  and O.itario and the valley of the St. Lawrence from Lake  Ontario to Montreal, I considered the best for the prod'icr-iou of  apples, and the shore of Lake Ontario from Niagara to Toronto  I believed to be tbe finest peach section in America.     ������    ,.  "Fruit-growing in the Kootenay.s is in its infancy, as  mining was the first attraction. Within the past two year?,  , however, we have shown that we can produce as fine apples  '.here as-in any part of Ontario or iu the Northern States.  Peaches are also grown here to perfection, and I feel quite  -confident-in-asserting���that���the - quality���of���the-small -fruit-  produced, such as raspbenies, currants, gooseberries, strawberries and black currants, are superior to any produced  elsewhere on this continent; in'fact, the Southern States, such  as Virginia, Tennessee aud Georgia, will not compare with this  section in the production of these fruits. The quality and size  here is far superior aud the yield per .acre, is at least double  that of anything I ever saw or succeeded in producing during a  ten years' residence in these States. One average gooseberry  bush in my Nelson garden bears finer frjiit and as much of it  as six of my best bushes did in West Virginia, and my" West  Virginia garden excelled in,the production of gooseberries for  that country. I find that I can grow such vegetables as sweet  corn and tomatoes just as well as I could in Virginia. We can  grow potatoes, to perfection, and the 'Champion of England'  and ' Ne plus Ultra" peas reach a height of-eight feet in my  garden. I have not found irrigation necessary, and this adds  much to the superior quality of all our fruit.  " From a commercial standpoint, the Kootenay Lake fruitgrower has a great natural advantage. The prosperous mining  towns in his midst give him a good local market, and this is  the nearest fruit disirict to the Northwest territories and Manitoba, where the finest grain is produced, but where fruit cannot  be grown to advantage. The transportation companies are  willing to assist the fruit-growers' association at all times to  place the fruit in the consumers' hands iu the best possible  -condition. The fruit-grower will find here an ideal home. The  climate, as you know, is perfect, the soil very rich and productive, and the market the best. He will be surrounded by  beautiful scenery, aud the shooting and fishing is the best to  ;be found anywhere. I have no laud to sell or other axe to  grind, but simply state facts as I have found them. During  my professional career as a railway construction engineer, and  ���mine manager, I have had occasion to live in many sections of  this continent, and have traveled many times from the Atlantic  to the Pacific and from Florida to the Far North. Whether I  have been in Europe or America I have always had my garden,  and fruit-growing has been ruy-hobby, but nowhere iu my experience have I had such splendid results as in my garden and,  orchard in Nelson. After leaving my Scotch University, and  before I had seen British Columbia, I visitefft Great Britain,  twelve times, and was always sorry to leave her shores, aud  thought my native land the best place to live in when surrounded by wealth and connection. I still enjoy a pleasant  Visit there, but British Columbia will in the future be my home  in poverty or wealth.    Yours very'truly,  Jas. Johnstone,  President Nelson Agricultural and Industrial Ass'n.  The following letter, written by the President-of -the  Kootenay Fruit Growers' Association, speaks for itself:  " NiasoN, January 16, '1905. ."  . " Hon. J. H. Turner, Agent-General for British Columbia,  London���Dear Sir : The undersigned have been appointed by  the Nelson Boaid of Trade to bring to your notice the great  opportunities which the Kootenays afford for fruit growing.  Until within the past two years the Nelson 'district was  considered a mining section only. Au Agricultural Association  was tormed, however, and at our exhibition ot fruit last  September the local fruits, such as apples and pears, proved  superior to the exhibit sent from the well known Okanagan  district. .Eighteen months ago Mr. Honsberger, one bf the  most energetic and well informed fruit ranchers iii the Okanagan  came here.and, after inspecting local orchards, he slated that he  believed the Nelson district would produce tbe.finest quality of  fruit in British Columbia. As a proof of his opinion he  purchased several hundred acres of land which be has improved  aud planted in fruit trees. This gentleman brought a large  exhibit from liis Okanagan orchard to the Nelson fair and stated  that he was really ashamed to place his fruit beside the local  fruit.  "Tbe British Columbia Fruit Grower's Association held  its annual meeting at Nelson last year and the officers impressed  upon us the great value of having a man coming among us like;  "Mrr Hohsbergerr whom" they."colisidered^iienof"the" best"fruit-  men in British Columbia. - '    '  " Professor Mills, of Guelph Agricultural College, was  delighted with what he saw here last fall and stated that uowhere  had he ever seen finer fruit. "-^He believed tbat we produced  fruit of a quality unexcelled even in the famous Niagara district-  of Ontario. We send under separate cover a photograph of the  fruit tables of Nelson Fair, 1904, and we trust that you will iu  future recommend our district as a field for the British fruit  growers. Tbe district has great natural advantages, water is  abundant for irrigation, our beautiful lake "being fed by.  innumerable streams.  " After the j-oung trees have been planted two years no  irrigation is needed aud this insures a superior fruit in both  flavor and shipping quality.  "We are the nearest fruit-growing section to the great  Northwest Territories and Manitoba where, owing to climatic  conditions, fruit cannot "be grown and where a large, growing  market with thc highest prices, will always be ours, Nelson  strawberries bringing the highest price in Winnipeg.  " As to the production of small fruits, suoh as strawberries,  raspberries, currant's and gooseberries, it. is evident that, in  abundance of production our climate excels all others. Alt  fruit-growers who have had experience in Ontario, New Yorkj  Virginia or the Southern States and also in Europe, assert that  the production per plant or bush here is far in excess of any-  country in* their experience. As an illustration of the rapid  growth cf this industry practically all the fruit consumed in  Nelson three years ago came from the State of Washington.  Last 3-ear the local growers shipped Out strawberries alone to  the amount of about $8000 and marketed a magnificent crop ot  apples, pears, cherries, plums and other fruits. Several'varieties  of fruits, such as tbe Royal Arm cherry, which do not succeed  elsewhere except under specially favorable conditions of soil  and climate are grown here to perfection. Tomatoes, corn and  grapes are produced here equal to any in the Southern States  and, as you know, the climate.here is most perfect to live in at  all seasons of the year. A large amount of available laud can  be found all along the lake shore and intending settlers can  purchase partly improved land-at prices varying from $15  upwards per acre, or unimproved land at much lower prices.  The lake shore fruit-grower has a great advantage, the  daily steamers taking his fiuit direct from the orchard to  the market, without having to be carried over rough and dusty  roads. _-_..  " Trusting that this information may lead to your inducing  desirable parties to come to our section."  *s.ts:t^'^iiyl*_saaaT;rj3��TJ����'*��*tfaC!' ****���


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