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 tiff*.  refin*  ��� .!CV,  ^vv*^llV^vvvwv|^wwvwvv^A>vv  >      WM.   P..  II.3AK.3T:    "1 have peen tbo 5  mohlbeautilul lakes in ttaly anil Hwitzcr- ��  land, and all llinsu low!;,-.spots, Iml, I bave 4?  never seen an> lliiny line:-limn the Kuotu- ��  nn.v Isilce und Hie  Arrow lakes.   Wc Inula ��  clcllxiitlul  linii-1 theie.   Tills ivaa my first 5  trip through (litre." <  <k  -V^*VV%*AAA/VVV.' /W^AAAfW* A  &R 20 190  flPR!ill  :n  r':i:  -',  i   **>^S7'  . ;<���' '  �� ��a-_i <LJI_��_WHy^  Provincial  n the ii-uttu. J.-.C.- ".-" ���"    'jo       "J didn't see tbe cherries or ra��p-  jgjtiwnr gooseberries, but If they omi-  ,.paqt wiih lhe applts, pears and plums,  you have here a null country unsur.mfseU  by anything in-the Dominion.'-'  >-^AAAA^V\AA. W*W.V��WAV��W A****  VOLUME'VIII.  NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 19C5.  NUMBER��sr<3  <1\  HE PLOT  ��� H l_  I 1 s _ a .  Promises to Pair Were  Broken.  HOW THE OPPOSITION"  Sought lo Defeat t.ie McBrido  Government, anil"  t  ���jr. nuoiiii'  Thoro wasa little old plot hatched in  the local House List Monday by the Opposition party, to which very scant reference has heen made by either of our  contemporaries���the Colonist because  itis, as "always, ri fi it i.i to stand up Cor  its friends ; the Times because tho said  plot was so bivlly mangled in iis execution, and so __cC.iri.Mi!. in sonic of its details, tljat it was ullerly u-elcss even  for Liberal political capital.  The bed platis of the plot were laid  by the immaculate Opposition at the  end of last week. Mr. Maegowaii (Vancouver) had bu-iiie-'s in tlie Terminal  City which would r.ec:< si late liis slaying there over Monday. He accordingly arranged,- a pair vvitli a well  known up-country Liberal member,  who, for thc sake of whatever little  remnants oC credit arc left to the party,  ���hull be nameless here.  Mr. (jrillbrd ^New Weslmiiisler) was"  suffering badly from la grippe, and he  likewise was assured of a pair in the  event of his staying at home to nurse  the fell disease.  Then some honorable���very .honorable  ���members of the Opposition made certain further arrangements, which resulted in something happening about G  o'clock on Sunday morning.  When, therefore,-the JLIuiii-c met on  Monday afternoon, there were no less  than four of the Government supporters absent from their places���Messrs.  Maogowairand Gilford, aud two other  members who weic even more sick  than Mr. Gifibril.  Then   Mr. 11. ICtill (Victoria*) rose to  resmnc thc  debate on  tlie  Education  Bill, and concluded his speech by mov-  _ing lhat_lho_Educalion_Rill_do_i'ecei_ye  the six mon lbs' hoist.  The Government ictalialed by  promptly moving thc adjournment ol"  the debate; but tho Opposition said  "No/' and a division was iu order accordingly.  The bell rang thrice and, chuckling  iu their sleeves, the Opposition members hurried to their scuta to lake part  irKwhaL they deemed would be;an easy  victory.  Just what niiscalculalions had occurred in thc plans ofthe conspirators  will probably never be publicly known;  but tho fact remains that whon the*  Speaker counted hands the best showing the Opposition could m.il.o was sixteen voles, while tho poor, weak McBride Government, deprived by  methods liltleshort or felony of four of  its supporters,, was still able to put up  nineteen votes and thus defeat the conspiracy.  The extremely honorable up-country member who had promised to pair  with Macgowan broke his plighted  ���word without a "blush; Mr. Gifford  was also disappointed of his promised  pair, and the absence of the oilier two  members could be explained best by  some members of the Opposition.  The desperate straits to which the  "hungry, mercenary, despoiling, office-seeking. Opposition,"���a? the Victoria Times of last Wednesday, with  refreshing candor, calls them���are now  driven, can well be judged 5y their employment of such disgraceful tactics as  have been faintly���for full particulars  belong rather to the police court docket  than the . journalistic page���outlined  here.      Tt is possible to be a gentleman  in'spite of lieinj^ a politician���but sonic  jat least ofthe Opposition party do not  appear tn.be either one or the other,  inlging from the calf-like clumsiness  with which this unclean little bit of attempted jobbery was bungled through,  lo fail at the lu.l, and leave its perpetrators shorn alike of the honest name  which softens defeat or the meritriciom  success whieh gilds disgrace.  Tliat is llie"bitter part of it lothcOp-  poaitiou-��� they have achieved nothing,  they have forfeited icspcct by unparliamentary tactics, and, worst of all, they  have with their own hands laid bare to  tho gloating-gaze of the public their  own pitiful weakness. Every thing was  in their favor, the Government about  whoso weakness they have been shouting Cora year past was still further  weakened by the loss of four of its  members, and yet���even yet���the great  Liberal paity could not use their advantage, but nail to meet ignominious  and dii-i_iv.eeful defeat on tho very field  and on the very terms they themselves  had chesen.  As remarked abovo, the fulldetailsof  tbis affair aro not set down here���they  arj not lit fi.r publication. But it may  bu well to point out to (he Opposition  tint, while in Yukon and in Ontario it  was, up to a few months ago, permissible fora hungry politician to cast  iis'd j every shre d of self-respect $o  long as he gained his political ends,  yet a repetition of such tactics iu British Columbia will only serve to bury  tho parly eyen deeper in this Province  than it is buried in the east and  north.���Tlio Week, March 11.  tin*  B"NfiHC  THREW AT A FOX,"  HIT A MINE  Two young Canadians', David Dun-  Ian and Noah Timmins, both of Mat-  tawa, Out., registered at a New York"  hotel this week, says lhe New  York Herald. They brought little  por.'ionul baggage, but did bring two  freight ears whieh they had sidetracked in Jersey City.  1'orty tons of rock were in these  cars, lt had been mined by Dunkip  and Timmins in Northern Ontario, between lakes Teniiscoiuingue and Tem-  aganiie.  When the two Canadians left for  home yestoulay they had sold the rock  Cor $7-5,000. They had struck a silver  and nickel mine which promises to be  one of the richest iu Che world. They  hate obtained complete ownership of  the properly, and declare they would  not sell for ?5,OCO,000 each.  Tlie territory in whioh thc mine is  located is little'known except to hunters. Almost a year ago the Canadian  Pacific Itaiiway projected a line  through lhat section, and last spring u  blacKsmith's shop was built alongside  of thc newly laid tracks.  - One Sunday afternoon as a blacksmith, hammer in hand, was strolling  around a Cox started up in front ol  him. Ho Inn led lhe hummer, missed  lhe fox, but the hammer struck a projecting bowlder, making a sharp metallic sound.  Tne blacksmith became interested.  He sliuck the bowlder and became  convinced lhat il was largely impregnated with metal, lie clipped some  chilis ed" llic* rock, and taking them to  Mai lawn, lie'showed them to Timmins  aud Buniap. The latter saw the specimens weie largely silver.  Carefully guarding the"secret, the  two men wont to the place and discovered more than a di /.en other specimens of rock. All were of silver,  with about 12 per cent of nickel and a  trace of cobalt and arsenic.  They also found a well defined ore  vein running along the surface of the  ground for nearly a thousand feet.  Claims were filed, and Noah .Timmins,  his broi her Henry and David Dunlap  became tke owners of the property.  Tbe threo men, with a gang of twenty-  live miuers, then took possession aud  began operations.  The indignation of thc virtuous gen-  ���tlemen who supported thc "progressive  party" at the last municipal election is  to say the least of it, highly amusing.  The sympathy of thesame gentlemen  Cor Joseph Harwood, who lost his  home and everything contained  thereii', may be regarded as the climax  of hypocrisy, Every one of them knew  that the "progresMve party" bound  their candidates hand and foot lo abide  by (he will of their leader, aud equally  as well did they know that it was thc  will of the leader to disorganize every  department in thc city, in order to re  duce the officials to a proper sense of  respect Cor the ''master, mind." It was  no ordinary compact in which thc  signers were equal���it wa3 a complete  surrender oC liberty to the leader. The  men who entered into the compact  did so with their eyes open, anTT the  men who supported them at the polls  cannot shirk their reeponsibility  for tho deplorable condition of affairs  now existing. They are equally responsible with the representatives of  the "progressive party" for the disorganized state of the fire department,  and no amount ofhypocritical protestations to the contrary will in any way  relieve them from a full share of-this  responsibility. In refusing to do accept  it, they only.add cowardice to their  other shortcomings. It may seem an  exaggerated view of the situation to  assert, lhat these men do not care if the  whole citv was reduced to "ashes, yet  did they not vote for .the men  who by their acts, have shown  that protection to property is only  a secondary consideration���the- first  being the perpetuation of the spoils  system. If it should happen now and  again that luck should be with their  appointees well and good, but aboveall  tho fiiendsof tho boss must be provided for. And the friends of tho boss  must not be interfered with ;��they are  the force in politics, and their reward  must be freedom to.come and go at  their own sweet will, in opposition to  all discipline. What docs it matter if  the ratepayers pay dearly for protection  to their property ? Has not the boss of  tbe whole works decreed that the  money_of tlie ratepayers, is to be used  in unnecessary advertising in the Nelson Tribune, and otherwise contributing to tlie support of a man who has  been more or less of a charge on tbe  community since the lirst day he arrived iu Nelson, Has not a majority  of the voters declared for the perpetuation of this policy, and now why  sliould s-itiic oC them try to squirm out  of their degrading position? No one  cm reasonably find fault with the individual members of tho fire brigade.  They did everything that could be ex-  pecttd of them without a chief'to direct their operations, but serious fault  is to be found with the authorities who  interfered with the department with  the result that tlie man who drove the  wagon did know where to locate the  fire, and the Muting chief either refused  to sacrifice a good breakfast to direct  his men or did not know anything  about the fire. Thc argument of one  of the newly-appointed officials that  the building destroyed was not a very  valuable one, is the climax of folly.  That house was just as much to the  man who lost it as a more expensive  building would be to a richer man, and  there was nothing to show that more  intelligence would have been displaj'ed  | in fighting a more extensive eontlagra-  [ tion. The fact remains that if the fire  chief had reached theground in reason  able time the furniture-.would have  been saved. Just what would have  ' happened had the fire taken place on a  day when there was a high wind, sueh  as prevailed last week, no oue cares to  suggest. The brigade was manifestly  unable to cope with a Gre of small di  mensions ; 'whatwonld they have done  iu the case of a larger fire ? And who  would have been held responsible?  Undoubtedly tbe men who disorganized the fire brigade in tho first place,  and the voters for electing an irresponsible municipal machine in tho second  place. Aud no amount of snivelling  and dodging can alter the situation.  Thoy knew what they had to expect.  Do men gather grape3 of thorns or figs  of thistles'?  The smoker given last night under  tlio auspices of St. Patiiek's Society  was a gratifying success. About one  hundred were present, and tbe fact  that nearly everyone remained until  the last, is the best guarantee that the  entertainment provided was of an attractive character. A cold dinner was  served by Choquette Bros., and it was  a credit to the caterers. Music was  supplied by Fred Irwin's orchestra and  was specially suitable for the occasion.  President Seaiilan proposed the usual  toasts, and the responses were appropriate.- Indeed the speeches were more  than usually bright"ancl eloquent, particularly those delivered by Messrs.  Arthur, Ebbs, O'Driscoll, Sullivan,  Fraser and Clark. Others spoke  briefly, and all were well received. The  songs byJMessrs. Sullivan, Meagher,  Forin,!Devlin and others added much  to tbe enjoyment of thc occasion. Altogether the Irishmen of Nelson have  reason to congratulate themselves on  the success attending their celebration.  The many friends of Geo. B% McMillan aie pleased to see him back in their  midst, after his providential escape  from the Yaquis Indians. Indeed,  "Mac's" bosom friends made his return to his old quarters "the occasion of  a re-union in which the narration of  his-adventures was punctuated with  prayers of thanksgiving. The more  thrilling the escape recounted, the  more fervent were the prayers ���pronounced. Georgo McMillan is an rb-  serving niair ar.d an interesting conversationalist, and the occasion of his  recent viait to Mexico is dealt with in  a manner which never fails to draw a  large"auclience. Tlie liitener can learn  more about Mexico in one hour's conversation with him than can be  gathered out of half a dozen books on  the same subject. He will return to  Mexico in September.    *���>  At the Coast the lacrosse players are  already beginning to practice. It is  more than likely that the New Westminster club will re-enter the B. C. A.  h. A. The lacrosse officials of that city  realize that there is no necessity for  the inter-city friction and will do all  that tbey can to heal the bieaeh. However, a condition of joining the league  would be that each team in thc league  will post $100 as a guarantee that it  will fill each and every game of the  schedule.  anyone el.-e believe it. Mr.;Houston is  desirous of putting some of his political enemies out nf business, and this  he would do if the city council had the  power to cut off hotel licenses?" The  fact of the matter is, the member for  Nelson has an object in eveiything he'  does, and that object is nearly ahvays  something either to advance the in-  . teres Is of liis political friends, or to  harrass his political enelnies.  Revive Fig liters Besides  Knocking Them Out.  Ji^lViY RYAN'S BELIEF  British Columbia has contributed to  the stage many famous actors in the  past. Indeed, one of the leadiug.play-  wrights. David1 Belasco, was brought  up on Vancouver Island. It is now  .reported that one of Lillooet's fairest  daughters has found fame on the stage.  Miss Kathryn Spolman, of that place,  lias signed an engagement-for two  years and a-half with an American  theatrical troupe which will tour the  cities of the Coast ahd visit Honolulu,  Australia and the Orient. She has  been at a dramatic school in Sail Jose.  Harold Nelson returns to the Opeia  House two nights the week after next.  The first night he will produce "Hiche-  liou," perhaps his strongest piece, and  on the following night he will repeat  "Paul Kauvar."  Clarence Goepel has left for San'  Francisco, and will make California his  home, for at least some time. Clarence  was popular here, and previous to his  departure his fiiends gave liimaiit-  'ting send off.  vThe North Timmins.referred To in*  another column as one of the owners  ofthe big silver mineat Mattawa, Out.,  is a brother-in-law of A. Ferland, formerly of Nelson. It is understood that  Air. Ferland is heavily interested in tlie  mine.  Dr. Hamilton, who lias been physician at the Kootenay Lake General  Hospital for the past year or so, has resigned, and will move to Arrowhead.  He will take charge of the new hospital at that place, and also engage in  general practice. The doctor has  many friends in Nelson. who will  watch hi3 future course with interest.  lie will leave for his'new home within  the next two weeks.  Next Monday the Nelson Tourist  Association will hold a meeting at the  H tune Hotel fororganization purposes.  This is a matter which should interest  every citizen of Nelson. Othor cities  cities bave fouud the tourist trade profitable, and-siluated as-Nolson is, with  scenery unsurpassed in any place in  the woild, it should become the greatest-tourist resort on- the continent.  There is nioie money in tourists than  some mines.  Almost Defeated by a Stiff Blow,  then Restored by a  Second Hit.  sui-d thev' frankly admitted   that they  hail uot.  ���'I remember on another occasion,  when I fought Tommy West, that one  blow came in the first round made me  do things just tho reverse of the regular  principle in'life. I realized what was  going on but for the love of me I could  not do things in tbe proper way. After  the mill I boarded what I thought was  a car going up town. Instead I went  the wrong way. I began to walk  backward, put my bat on backward  and do every thing in the opposite direction. I was in this condition for  several, hours. I suppose that my brain  got so jarred tbat it was siit of gear for  a while."  In'advocating a  surrender   to  the  municipality of the powers now held I-with her 'son at Vancouver, since the  by the Government in the appoint-  death of ber husband four years ago.  ment  of  license  comraisioners John  She was mother of Edward C. Senk-  ��� Can a pugilist who has been dazed  and sent groggy with a punch be  brought back to his normal condition  with another blow jn a fight? Australian Jimmy J*tyan says yes, and has  his own experience to prove it.- Ryan,  a few years ago, was regarded as one of  the best middleweighlsin tho business.  He fought Joe Walcott, Tbmmy West,  Joe Cboynski and some of the fastest  men in the ring, and'if he failed to win  the worst he received in the majority  of the contests was a draw.  About seven years ago, when Ryan  was iu excellent foim, he met Joe  Cboynski in Butte. Owing to the reputation of the men a largo crowd turned  ont to sea the combat, and the receipts  of that aflair, according to Ryan, exceeded over $11,000.  "That fight is indelibly impressed on  my mind,'' said Ryan the* other night  to a party of friends, thc coifversation  having drifted to some old time ring  battles. "Everybody knows that  Ghoynski-can punch.^In my opinion,  he is one of the swiftest hitters in the  gamei" WneiWtook Cboynski on I  knew that I was up against it, but as I  was in the business for all there was in  iti took a chance. It was in the  eighth round of the mill, I remember.  We ��e. fighting pretty even up to  then, and although I was in poor condition I was getting along very well.  After a clinch, Cboynski aimed a right  hand swing at me. 1 saw ifc comin��  and danced out of the way. But before  I could get set Clioynski was after me  like a bull after a red flag and before 1  knew it I was backing toward tiie  ropes. Before T could get up my guard  Joe landed a heavy right hand blow,  land it Cell on my jaw. I was sen I  I spinning on thc ropes and my heart be  gan to rattle. I was dazed and consciousness was Cast leaving me. I Celt  my legs sink beneath me, my hands  give way and my mind become a (otal  blank. The eiowd I could sec slowly  rising to the ceiling. The lights  changed places and glimmered Crom  below. 1 imagined T could hear the  referee stmt to count me out and the  crowd cheer (he winner.  "All of a sudden tilings began to  change, but only after Cboynski had  sent over a left baud blow to the other  jaw. My. vision was slowly but surely  being restoied. i hud thai sensation  of passing into tho light, thesame as a  person feel.s when he awakes from a  pleasant dreain. The lights rose slowly  to the ceiling. Thc spectators took  their positions in tbo auditorium, the  use of my limbs returned and I was  myself again. Mind you, all this consumed the space of a few seconds. Uut  it seemed like hours tome. I got to  my feet and intuitively rushed at my  opponent. I waded in as I never did  befoie. I "��->T(i to be endowed with  The death took place suddenly at unnatural strength, and my friends  Vancouver, Wednesday morning, of say that I fought harder after those  Mrs Senkler, relict of Hon. Edmund (two blows than I did at any time dur-  John Sen kler. ���'    Mrs.   Senkler   lived  ing the combat.  "I really  cannot   account for   this  Since her return to England Lady  Minto has been dotng goxl missionary  wnik on behalf of Canada. She lias  lately been urging her friends in England to lea.in tlie "meaning of Empire  by spending their holidays in Canada.  There is considerable^ merit hi Lady  Minlo's advice, and it would be beneficial in ninny ways, if her friends will  act upon the suggestion.  Tho Nelson Conseivative Union will  hold its annual meeting next Friday  night when ollicers will be elected-  The Union has a large membership roll, many new names being recently added to the list.  Her. J. I-I. White, who has charge  of the missionary work of the Methodist Church in British Columbia, wasa  visitor to Nelson this week.  phenomenon except tliat perhaps the  nerves of the brain after being: jarred  Houston told the House committee ler, formerly of Nelson, but now Gold . by being punched on one side of the  tliat he had no- personal ends to serve, j Commissioner at Dawson. In com- jaw were quieted by thc smash on the  His friends in Nelson do not believe pany with her   husband  she visited  other side.    I have asked many pugil-  this, and it will be difficult to make Nelsou seven years ago.  istsif they had had such an experience  NURSERYMEN  WANT CHANGES  As a result of representations made  by the B. C. Nurserymen's association,  ifc is said that the agricultural committee of the Local Legislature will  recommend a number of amendments  to the horticultural board act when it  reports to the house.  On Monday the committee was  waited upon by Mr. D. M. Robertson  and Mr. Olilson, president and secretary respectively of the nurse>men's  organization, who complained that  the officials of the horticultural board  were incompetent. They also* represented that the co3t of the inspection  of fruit trees was excessive ; that trees  were injured by careless handling;  that provincial inspection should not  be necessary after fumigation by, the  Domiuion authorities.; thnt the power  of tbe horticultural board to close nurseries should be limited to a prevention  of the sale of varieties actually- infected ; that the damage for which nurseries may be held responsible through  the sale of infected stock be limited to  tbe bond required in tbis connection,  etc. Some of these suggestions it is  said will be embodied in the committee's report to the House.  Discussion of these matters was continued at a meeting of the committee  Tuesday morning, when Mr. Thomas  Cunn.ngbam, provincial inspector of _  fruit trees; Mr. R. M. Palmer, and Mr.  J. R. Anderson, government officials,  were present, as well as the representatives of tbe Nurserymen's Association.  Fora time the proceedings were decidedly lively, owing to conflict of  views in-regard"io"tIfe"queslion of cohl^-  petency raised by" tbo nurserymen's  deputation. The chairman had occasion several times to call the meeting to order, such words as "sucker,"  "grafter," and other words synonymous with the tree growing business  being transplanted into the discussion  amid roars of merriment. At one  stage the chairmen threatened to close  the session entirely on the ground that  it had degenerated into a farce, but the  humor of iho thing was too much even  for his dignity, and he laughed with  the rest.  That no hard feelings were engendered by the meeting was evident by  the fact that the whole company adjourned subsequently to the restaurant  to smoke a friendly cigar.  Il is said that as a result of the meeting the committee has practically decided to recommend the appointment  of nurserymen to the horticultural  board.  The Sandon mines last week shipped  33 tons of ore, 31.of which was zinc.  The Slocan Drill reports that a blank  in ore shipments was saved this week  by the sending out of a one ton lot by  the Combination to Nelson. It is the  first ore that claim has shipped and is-  for a test, having been taken from the  drift during development this winter,  corrected figures from the Black Prince  raises that property's output to 31&  tons. For a week or two no more ore  will go. from the camp until the road��  get in she for wagons. Output to date  G33 tons.  ���AVi  ".- >_  -./���  **4.'I  V-SI  -..ail  o J.K.  "*-,-;��� ,\vi  ';*> :i--.2^_K_.^,wrvL_^  THE NELSON  ECONOMIST  THE HELSON ECONOMIST  Published every Saturday afternoon at  v*ERX-_ Stkeet. Nkhson. D. C.   ."  ������$1 h\ Yea. Srictlj in Advance  Advertising rates made known on application.  AU changes in r.dvc.-tlHt^icnts to lnsurr  l.iscr'.lon should reach this orllce not later  tha-i Thursday. 12 o'clock.  When change of address Is required, II In  doslrible that both the old u__rc<K and the  new be jriven.  Ad.Ir,;��,s ull comiiiunlcatlon.s. ���' I'uhllshi-i  of Tub Neuos '.oo.sovist. Nelnon. 15  C."  EDITORIAL COMMENT.  Seth Bullock, who led the cowboy brigade at the president's inauguration, is an old Sandwich,  Out., boy, who went west and he-  came slieriS" of Deadwood, S. D.,  and chief of the Black Hills Foi est  Rangers.  PRESS COMMENT.  __._.��� n,  The oldest inhabitant is at a loss  to re::.emher a spring like the pres-  '."." ���������_ lh-: P^-i-vsry. The orange  hr'* v :'.! b.- it-iiv "' n;. here in the  ui .:��� .. ' i ;-��� .H-ii ������ liiint; c ���-  taiues.---Phoenix I'ioneer.  'EST KOOTEUAY DUTCHER10  V.'luili'sali1 and .'a-lni'  11 ������ ;i-|-siii  g��2kl  ?a  "Where will this thing end ?" exclaimed a citizen at the fire which  destroyed Joseph Harwood'_ little  home. That gentleman should  bave asked himsell that question  when he marked his ballot on lhe  12th day of last Jauuar)-.  A Spokane expert should be requested to express an opinion of the  Nelson fire brigade as it appeared  at the fire Wednesday morning It  is doubtful, however, it" lhe report  would be acted upon as readily as  the council swallowed   the last one.  A movement to raise a memorial  fund of $25,000 for the'.benefit of  the widow and family of the lute E-  F. Clarke, M. P., has been started,  aud E. B. Osier, M. P., has headed  the list with a subscription of $_,-  500. ��� Five well-known gentlemen  have subscribed $500 each, while  -several others have given $200 each,  making the total so far reached up  wards of $6,000.  The   decision   of   the   Supreme  Court of Canada-in regard to Sunday  legislation   practically is  that  the Sunday laws���so far as they are  restrictive  or  proscriptive, punishment accompanying  their violation  ���are within the   power   and   authority of the Dominion parliament.  In other  words, that as parliament  controls criminal legislation, it controls all legislation   which punishes  offences.        _.    r a th  Tl">isf.h   good   faith   should   be.  bai'isiicd ."n-tn the rerl ofthe e. nh, :  said J��'im II.. yet she ought still to  be iMiuid ii. the mouth 0; ki',i��s   S.--  .-���.!<i   '-n;:f_.'   it    It;   '������*.'   s"ii;*i��l    '.'    i !i<-  ii^oi;' 1 o: <;-:\ ciiiiK-ut"' him!   l.'-.lv..:\-.  1  magnatc~.    \\ lien liiilish Columbii j  was led to rely upon the '.void uf  those in whom it had a right to trust  that the Grand Trunk Pacific railway would be built forthwith, from  this end, and without a cost of one  dollar to the Prsvince, the duty of  those responsible for these promts-s  is evident. Perhaps to-day the  greatest objection to bonusing the  Grand Trunk Pacific is tlie absolute  bad faith being observed. Whatever objections existed in the first  instance to a laud bonus as a matter  of public policy, lhey have become  insuperably srong as the result of  the deception that has been practiced on. the people.���Victoria Colonist.  ,/.'��� ��� ' :-.: shorlcsi  ���A; ���-...���  lA.'.iiing but fresh and  wholesome tiierus and supplies  kept in slock.  The citizens of Nelson must feel  themselves under a debt of grati  tude to Messrs. Mclnnes, Cameron  and Oliver for their able defence of  the member for this cit}r. The f<;ct  that these gentleman are Liberals  does not detract from the obligation,  although it may hint our civic pride  a little that Nelson's member was  not able to defend himself. Incidentally it might be mentioned that  the Tribune gracefully acknowledges the services rendered by  Messrs. Mclnnes, Cameron and  Oliver.  The battle which raged for days  in and around Mukden resulted in  "victory" after thousands of men  on both sides, had been slain. The  Russian forces retreated, with the  Japanese in hot pursuit, toward Tie  Pass. The Czar, we are told, shed  tears, and lhe Mikado was elated,  when notified of the result. Each  gave thought only to the effect upon  *' ''.himself; neither gave thought to  f" the men who killed each other for  they knew iiot what���to the fact  that the dead upon the blood-stained  battle-fields meant desolation worse  than death for more than as many  living wives and children, fathers  juid mothers.  The Government is being asked  by the Associated Boards of Trade  to assist in lhe construction of electric lines throughout the Province.  Tne movement is worthy of praise,  and should receive due consideration. In mining districts, the  proposition, if carried into effect,  would do much towards the opening up of districts which are now  partially dormant owing to the lack  of transportation. The needs of the  Trout Lake and Lardeau divisions  requite some cheap method of transportation. Electric lines are cheaper  and can tap portions of the district  where it would be impossible for  the standard guage roads to reach.  In the Lardeau division a road of  this kind could be operated from  Go-it Mountain to deep water on  the Arm, which would be of lasting  benefit to numerous properties. In  the Trout Lake division a road  could be opera ted*" from 10-Mile to  Trout Lake, which, would tap several producing properties and allowing��� numerous- -oihers-to- produce  which are at present closed down.  ���Lardeau Mining Review.  KJ I   \  si n n  Corner Mill and Josephine Sts.  Us ao Order lor lour  Groceries, then Notice  The promptness of delivery.  Tlie clerinnets nnd freshness of Goods.  The full honest measure.  The quality of wnat you git.  You wilt find abn-diint reason for sending  your future otders.  This Week's Specials Arc :   "  1Mb Boxes of A 1 Cicainery Butter sit 27c  per pound.  .Silver Spoon Tea, 5Cc per pound.  Knjali Brand lJlncnpi._', 2oc per tin.  Clarice's Honeless Chicken, 3��e per tiu  Joy's Cash Grocery  'PHONE 3D  -TO-  VANCOUVER,   VICTORIA,  SEATTLE, ETC-.  VIA SLOGAN LA.KJ3  We have a Lyr��e 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.  Smiie Children's Lines, regular price $t, now 75c.  Special   L;nc  of  Miners' Hand   Made  Boots, regular price $6 ; now  3-1 50.    Another line, regular price $5 ; now $3.50.  Good iles'rnljlo homos, hot locations ami reasonable prices.  lots.  - Remember we carry only the" best makes of Boots' and   Shoes,  from  the most popular manufacturers.   -._  Hugh McCausland  Baker Street, Nelson, B. C.  +44*++4+++4+4+4++++++++++++++44444++4999+++++++++44+<  + +  ART LETT  HOUSE i  C Formerly Clarke House)  ^      The beet $1 per day house in .kelsonA.-. None but white help employed    Tha        T  ^   -bar-the best.  ;-' ���  *_____. *- ___.        __��� ��� ���  + - -���      .    *   " 4  ���> +9*94+++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++++++++  . W.   BARTLETT,  /Proprietor   f  $1 per day and up  No Chinese Employed  AUGUST THOMAS, PROPRIETOR.  CORNER   HALL   AND   VERNON    STREETS,'   / UCI CfH|    R   P  -.-'T,WO BLOCKS FROM WHARF, . ll-LOUNj   Di  U  While there are doubtless directions in which amendment- of the  mining laws of tha Province could  be made with advantage, there is  not a little to be urged in- support  of tbe view that the mining industry  will be best served by abstaining  from making any changes in the  law for the present. On but few of  the proposed changes is there anything like general agreement among  those interested in the industry,  while in regard to some of them the  strongest opposition is expressed by  men whose opinion is entitled to respect and consideration.. The present outlook for the mining industry  in British Columbia is brighter than  it has been for some time and we  consider that, for the sake of problematical improvement in the laws  regulating mining, it would be unwise lo have legislation introduced  tbat might arouse suspicion and  cause alarm as to the extent or the  direction in which it might be carried. "Leave welt alone'' is the ac-r  vice that may be advantageously  followed at the present time in respect to this matter.���News-Advertiser.  I.v. Kelson 7 a. 111. daily, Ar. Vancouver,  .12_20_nooii_;_Vietp_ria_7.1__p.__i_ii. :_S_eatt_e_5_p._in_  following day.  61'   I I  IllUlll  b  r  L  n nou  Sleeping Car IVirSloean Cily can be occupied  at Nelson station 10 p. in., berth SI.CO.  For reservations ancl ticuets, apply to local  agents, or writ, tu  J. S. CARTER,  l_lst.rass.Ag1.  Nelson.  E. J. COYLli,  ���A. G. P. A.  Vancouver  WANTED.  T.AD1KS AMI GRXTI.K.MKX ill thlnnndnd  Joining territorial, to represent and advertise  the Wholesale nnd Ktliieational Department  of an old csli.b'ishcd houso of solid linancinl  stand ing. Salary ?:l.r.O per day, with lixpenses  advanced each Monday by cheek direct from  headquarters. Uoree and biiKfry furnished  when necessary; posUlon permanent. Ad-  drefjs. Blew Hroi.. it Co., Dapt. tt, Monon BUI;..  Chicago. 111.  AGENTS WANTED.  Applications will be.received by lhe undersigned for the position or agent for this locality.   One willing to canvass pieferrcd.   Good  position lo the right man.   Arply, ���   Occidental Loan a savings Co..  J'. O. Box l.W, Vancouver, IJ. C.  Vancouver, 15. C, Jan 31, llioj.  60  YEARS"  EXPERIENCE  Trade Marks  Designs  Copyrights &c.  Anyone sending a sketch and description mar  quickly ascertain our opinion free whether an  Invention Is probably pnLentiible.   Conimuiiicn-  tluni*<|tTlctlycoiiO(]Qntliil. HANDBOOK on Patents  - sent'free Oldest nponcj- for secunr.fr patents.  Patents taken t-hrouirh llunn __ Co. receive  fpteial notice, without charge, ia tho  A handsomolr Illpstroted weekly. J.nrecst circulation ot any ocientlflc journal. Terms. ��3 a  year; four months, ?_ Sold by all newsdealers.  fHUNN & Co.361Broad^Kew York  Branch Office. 635 F 3L, Washington, I>. C.  Head Office Nelson, B. C.  Branch   Markets' in   Rossland,   Trail,   Nelson, Kaslo, Sandon,   Thre  JForks, New Denver and Slocan City.  . Orders by Mail to auy branch will have prompt and  careful atten  tion.  Canada Permanent  .Mortgage Corporation  Straight Mortgages at 8 per cent,  or Monthly Payment System  Q^������^^��������������0^����arGr^������������Qr  ucti  BlB  Atthe Auction Mart To-night at S o'clock.   Look out for Bargains.  Ui  Baker'Street  reen, Auctioneer  . - a Nelson, B. C.  SnTosdpit)e for  conomist; $1 a Year  Strictly in Advance |  On Silica street, near Stanley���10 rooms, stone basement, furnace.     Good  garden, 2%  On Silicn street, also close to Stanley street���7 rooms, :. h,is. splendid ijnrdcn.  On Stanley ..'lecf-r. rui-m , nil axe, lurily uirnislied. wiih piiinu    A splendid bargain.  Si-vnal Miialler uvll 1 leiite-l lumse.s in liin'eri'iid |>ai Is of llic cily.  Tlie iibove 1 an In- ptirrhns-rd mi rea-oiialile and easy loi ir.s.  LoI-hjUi Riii-view, lliu coining ri.MdoiUial portion oftho (Jily.  Ranch prope:ties on  lhe West Aim.  V/ARD ST. '  NELSON. B. O.  �� ������0<P<1&^-0^-(>^<$<>&<><><>&-&<>&<fr&Qr<&&&-^.,^<gs-&^&^  Melson, B. Ca  ^The largest exclusively  Wholesale  Liquor  House in  the interior ��  n Pints and Quarts  Dawson's "Extra Special"' Scotch.    Granda Cigars.  Mitchell's Heather Dew Scotch etc.    Earl of Minto etc.  A full line of imported and domestic Liquors and Wines.  >-0~&4>+<4f4~&  & [ente SAvvnings Made and Repaired I  I   CLOTHES    CLE A A ED    J-KD   WEALED  f      OVER J. H. WALLACE'S STORE, NELSON, B. C.      >}���  _>. .���. ..__.  CHOQUETTE BROS., Proprietors.  Finest Quality of Bread."   Always Sweet.    Beautiful to L( ok  X   at.    Delicious to Et-t.    Try It. >C  T Store: Baker St., -between Stan ley and Ward. T  IE.  Ko STRACHAN,!'  Plumber and Gasfitter  * Estimates Given  on General  Plumbing,  } Sewer Gonneciions9 Etc.  Baker Street, near  Ward   Street. Nelson.  ���_���������!���* -   A . A.. A    A    ������_    *���_    A    A    A    _��_    A ��� - A    A    A    A    >-    -<    -���-    -���-    >-  &!^<4  '<*i^0i^fr^<*^0\^S>^f\S&i^*^&^*\#&#*9.  In 10-acre blocks, in 20-acre blocks.  Improved ranches.  J. E. Annable, Nelson, B. C_  i&j0r<&^&^l&j^,&&&^0i&\r,^&&-i&&rt*'l��r*  Builder and  Contractor  Estimates  given on stone, brick j  and woodwork. j Brick and Lime tor Sale  ��/i) <&>"  rt  *$l  THE   NELSON   ECONOMI&x  'i&aasasiiaaaaa^^  -     3_-___f  &*fi  Fresh Stock of Garden and Flower Seeds and Lawn Grass.  ._. __. _/  Our New Stock  Comprises all that is   NEW   in coloring and.  designs.     Papers suitable for Hall, Parlor,  Dining Room, Bed  room and Bathroom.  Prices Lower than ever.  .: ���-, i-vi:'. j  Ji'"' '���������-,. .linn  t r  We have a large number of remnants of last year s stock, sufficient  for one Room, at Great  BARGAINS. ���---'-���  =  ;  s  'i  I  O      ~h?l  'A'i  "'���si  s  5K23S5_i!��j>iis=_  3lffl____tttt___.gB^^ ��jP*frflOTa��M��^.ap^^  Burled by a Cougar.-  .���v   hunter   ivlio   was   trailing    after  "j>*ar meat in British Columbia reports to the "Western Spoilsman"  m    experience    which"   he     calls     a  ."narrow graze." -If the Incident happened as the hunter tells it, it was indeed a narrow graze; but one cannot  help suspecting that some oC the invigorating ozone of the North-West has  gut into Uie story. Nevertheless, it is  worth hearing.  "It was' warm and dry, and along  In the middle of the  afternoon I  be-  ,gan to pine for. rest and a pipe. It  was all quiet and no'traces of game,  and so -when I'd had a comtorlabl-  smoke I stretched out for a nap.  ���"It must have been, .an hour later  ihat I woke up and found myself eov-  =-ered���with���two-feet:��� of���leaves-snug��� as-  the babes in the wood. I was all  tucked iii* that cosy that nobody else  could .have done it but a cougar, and  most likely a female cougar at that.  It occurred to me with some force lhat  I'd "been filed away for future reference, and that I hadn't waked up  any too soon. It didn't soothe me to  figure on that cougar stowing mc away  as a dog hides a bone.  '���It seemed that the best thing (or  mo to do was to countermine that cougar's mine, as it were. So I hunted  up a log about my size and covered it with the leaves���a nice fat  hump on the- ground. Then I shinned  a tree close by, assuring myself beyond any doubts or poradventures that  nobody had meddled with the working  of my repeater.  .. "Tho cougar came ln such a short  time as to show, how fortunate it was  that I had waked up when I did, and  with her, as I had calculated, wr>re a  choice lot of young ones.   She had I.Ct  ' a dinner located and liad been oft to  get her family.  "Well, that cougar circled around the  pile of leaves for a matter of minutes,  crouching and picking a nice select  place to spring from. "When she got.  satisfied and made the leap she went  ���through the air tremendojs, throwing  the leaves in a whirlwind and scratching and snarling. It was some of a  shock when she found the log, but -=he  didn't display any disappointment. She  just took the. scent and came to the  foot of my tree and looked up, .real  venomous.  "It seemed to her an awkward job  to handle, I having my gun ready so,  and the cougar had an inspiration.  She went to a tree about ten ftet away  and started to go up. She was after.  ���that meal and not to be discouraged  by  any   trifles.    It   was   her   idea   to  . climb up above me on the other trea  and then bring me down with a llylrig  leap.  "I didn't lose any more time with experiments or speculations, but let her  have It the first time sho earns i-ound  the tree. The ball went through her  jaw and breast, and the varmint wjnt  to the -ground. The young ones were,  running around, and I knocked them  over, too, with the gun.  "Since then 1 haven't gone to*"sleep  ln the woods so dareless and   casual  . -SK-*  . What He Casis For.  mmm __.���  A learned ju<:_re who was one of tha  sruests at a" dinner was unexpectedly  railed upon to reply'to a'toast. Recovering somewhat -from his surprise, ha  esid that his situation reminded him of  the story of a man who.fell into tlis  water whilo he was fishing-.  With no lillie ullliculty he tras res-  uued, and after he had regained his  breath and was in a fairly comfortabla  condition, his rescuer asked him how  hs came to fall into tlie water.  "I did nol come to fall into the w.a-  ter,"- replied the ur.fi>:,tunate fisherman.  "I came to fish."  r  SMOKE -  THE   CELEBRATED  There Ws.s Qua.  ,,is"lh&ro_a"lna^ih_all_th"is_audionce?r"~  fiercely   exclaimed   a   female   lecturer,"  "that hay ever done anything to lighten  the burden resting on his wife's shoulders?   What do you know of woman's !  work?" I  "Is thero a man here," she continued, '  folding her arms and looking over her  audience with superb scorn, "that has  ever got up in the morning, leaving his '  tired, worn-out wire to enjoy her sTum- j  hers, gone quietly downstairs, made the I  fire,  cooked his own breakfast,  sewed j  the  missing buttons  on  the children's i  clothes,   darned   the  family   stockings. I  _scourcd   Uie pots and  kettles,  cleaned I  and filled the lamps, swept the kitchen,  and   done   all   this,   if   necessary,   day !  after day, uncomplainingly?    If there  is such a man in this audience, I_t hitn I  rise up!   I should like to see turn!"        |  And In tlie rear of the ha.Il a mild-<5.  looking man in i-poct.icles, in obedience  to the summons, timidly-arose. He. wan  the husband of tlie clnnuent speaker.  It was the llrst lime he had ever had a  chance to assert liimse'.f.  IAR  PIPES.  ^^m  Rest.  Oh thought of Infinite _��!ty���  To sleep an aeon or fw��,  With never-a care or sorrow,  And with-never ausrht to de  But to rest, to-rest, forgetting  Wc ever have sobbed or cried; -  Forgetting that those TTho lore us  - And those whom we love have'died.  ���GRAC3 HIBBATID.  A Practical View.  Struggling- pastor ��� The- coll-ci:->ii;>  fc&ve fallen off terribly; Practic*! virift  ���-It's that newvestryman who pass**  the plate; he never -watches -what/pee*  pie put in.��� "New Y.wlt Weekly."  ,   Not Gttlirjt.  "Who mad* the world?" snapped  out a rather testy inspector years ago  to a class of. very small boys. No -answer. Several times he repeated th?  question^.gettirig louder and more Incensed each.time. At last a poor little  fellow, kneading his eyes vigorously  with his; knuckles, blubbered "out;  "Please, sir, it waddn' roe."  CO  LJ  <  X  (/>  a  z  a  <  LU  _J  UJ  X  H  UL  O  m  SE  O  m~w  W. A Thurman  Depot for Briar Pipes, Nelson  Sewinoj-k.ii.ies arid Pianos  ���>������''  For Rent and for Sale  &  _<__._  "Almost"'the toughest thing in the whole of creation is a "pinto" Broncho *w*hen he is in  fighting humor.  Kow;. his hide is j rist as tought as" lie 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 G-loves.  Wind, rain, tear, rip, scorch and boil proof---almostjwear proof.  Made only by  #���  ���.  ontreal  Winnipea  I   R. H. CARNEY) British Columbia Ag |  &��� ��� ��������� - -     .-* ��� 'A ���   '...: ^  0 Id Cuvicsil^ Shop, Josepbme St, HelsQB  $7.50 Per Ton 7     v  v     Delivered  All orders roust be accompanied by cashand. should be forwarded \< ���.--: A ���_������. _J. __-,_.-'     Ar��-*T  either perBon*��y or by D/ail to the office of W. P. TIERREY, GENERAL AGEBT THE NELSON ECONOMIST  GENERAL NEWS.  The Czar wont go to the front.     It's*  coming lo liim.  . Robert C. Muir, of Buiford, Out., is  d end, ngoil OS years.  ���Frifl Starkey bas Heen in tlie Boundary on business and will return tie is*  evening.  A Mfioker for tlie Eagle's will be held  in the Opera House next Tu silay  evening.  'The details of lhe new $250,000 G. T.  It. station nt London are bviu'g  planned.  ���.This morning... E. Annable sold the  Alien property, on R-.bson street, to .1.  ft. Hunter.  Win. Jackson has gone over to  Marysville lo install the machinery in  Binel ter at that place.  The Bank of Toronto has purchased  ft block on Main street, Winnipeg, and  will open its lirst Manitoba brunch.  32. E. Leng, of this city, has purchased 50 acres of land nt Slocan Junction, and will engage in fruit-grow in jr.  A Nelson Football team will in all  probability play a Slocan teunia. Ka-lo  un Victoria Day aud practice i* to l.e  started shortly.  Within two years time. C.ranl.n.ok  will have a line Dominion building  and new. Provincial 1 building* that  will be a credit to the'town..  +++ >+++++ +4 +++++++++++944++ <y++++9+<i, �����$���+++++<> 9++++++++  - ��� ���  AvSK FOR '   9  H W e? m $ fia f�� m W cf  a B W.��� _3 \S ,_} m 1 _? _.  AT  I PATENAUDE  Jewellers, Watchmakers  and  Opticians,  'Phone  293.  >++++>++++++< ++G+++&+&9 9 *>++++++++++ $4+Q>fs>+<'++&++<}<>+ i>  Notice To Dtllnquer-.: Co-Owntr.  To Archie JI. Johnson, <>r l-uuiy person or  perilous l<> whom he uiii.v have transferred  liis inti rest in the "Dpliii-" mineral claim,  ���iiiuate ��ii ihe w��-sl side ol'Hird creel-, i.bout  one and :i halfmiles up from .the ol��l Ijovern-  ment triilI lu ilie .Nelson Mil.Ins Division,  '���Vi'M Kootenay :  You and each ofyou are licreby notilied that  I have expended one hundred anil two  .lollin-- mm lllly t-'iits .in labour sunt  improvements im inu above mentioned  olumi in i-rilcr to liol.l said claim  under I lie provision* <>t tbo Mi110r.1l Act,  the said labour hc'ug done l'or tin- yniruiiil-  ��� ng April 1-. llW.sunl il within Ui il.-i.vs Irom  Ihcdsiti'of this notice,, oil full or ici'um: to  contribute vour proportion ui such expenditure together -with all costs of i.dvi riiMr.g  your inli rest iu t ic said claini will become  1 lio proper! v of thc undersigned, under Section 4 of an Act entitled" ���'Mineral Act  Amendment A.cl. 1W>1>."  Ualed tins Hill day of F'ebroarv.l'*)...  .     J. IJ. RAXreit.  Frank  FSstcher  PROVIN -AL LAND SURVEYOR  Lands and.MlnoralCIailiisSurvcycd  and Crown Granted  P. O. Hon SiiS!       OiJiec : I-.ootei.nv St.  Ne! on  JOH  j  andcnoh'of you are hereby  notified | silverware repairing and everything in thc  lave i-n: ended two hundred dollars In   Hue.    Reasonable charges.     Work sent  u��  Notice To Delinquent Co-Owner  ToNel.�� Petersen, or many person or persons  lo whom be iniiv have transferred his Inleiest  in jlic-'anmiin'l" miiifral claim, ciinnle on  Coon creek. In the Nelson Mining Dlvlslou of  West Kootenay:  . You  tl.nt I li..-.    .   ���     ���  labour    and   iniprovoinenw  on   the  above  mentloiiid     calm     in     order     lo     hold j  1 In-   said   cluliii    under   ll r.   provisions   ol ;  t: c Miw.'ial Ael, the said   11b iirlieJmr done  ...r ilie\e.ir endimr l!M4,:ind if within Do ituyn  1,0m llic dnt.e.of tips notice yi a fall or refuse  1,, contribute your pioporlii.n of mu-li expenditures logeiher with all costs of nil vert isl lie.  vour inien Ft in said mlnriiil cliilin will be-  conic lhe pr< party nf the uiiderK'gncd under  Section -j 0| n,c ''Mineral Act Amendment  \ct. J'.HIO."  . Diited Ihis Glh any ot March, 1005.  -���   '        .       (.fonriiisY Cxi  N  McLAT  Dominion and  Provincial  Land Surveyor  Op. B C. Customs House, Nelson  NICKERS(M  THEJ-WELER  BAKER ST.  We only ask one trial to make you our cus  tomer.      Fine Wiitch .feweliy. Optical and  from outside I.owiir will rcculvr- tlie same cire  as il peisonally delivered. Dilllcult repairs  done for other Jewelers.  NOTICE.  MCH.  An enjoyable feature of th** smoker  last nlgbt was a clog dunce l>y John  Devlin and Tom Bennett: It revived  old memories to witness ngitio an- old  time clog. '  son Opera House  2.  An engine is being installed at tbe  sliip yards to draw bouts and barges on  the skids for repairs. Befor<r thia a  great deal of time was lost,.by the use  of horses for the work.  It is reported that work will be cora-  niebced within the next month nl thc  mill of the Kootenay River-Lumber  Co., in Nelson. This mill, whieh was  closed down during the-winter, will  employ about 50 men.  At the meeting of the board of school  trustees yesterday, it was deuide.l not  to make an organised eflort to carry  the school loan by-law, but the case  -will-be- presented���to-lhe���i��ropsrty-  owners on its merits.  An enterprising sneak thief "was before Police Magistrate Crease, this  morning charged with stealing two  overcoats from the Hume Hotel, yesterday morning. He pieaded guilty to  stealing one overcoat, and will be sentenced Monday. The other overcoat  was'Sold to Silver King Mike, and  stolen from him again.  One of the most satisfactory strikes  tbat has been reported by the Kootenaian for some time was made a few  days ago on Lhe Cork mine, on the  South Fork of Kaslo creek. A sei ond  parallel ledge of high grade galena was  struck this week.. The South Fork will  yet demonstrate that the confidence of  the investing public has not been misplaced.  - Speaking of the dii.ciis.Mon iu the  municipal committee with regard  to proposed changes the Colonist  says: "Jlr Bowser, of Vancouyer, vigorously opposed the change, and intimated that it, like all other poliliear  actions of the proposer, was dictated  by pergonal interest in the prcmi-WH.  And it was this line of comment which  was taken-by Mr. Houston for his cue.  He said several things aucut the Government, the Premier mul the nu-mbtT  for Ymir which would not look well as  transcribed for H msard, and whieh in  old Kentuck would go far toward increasing tbe mortuary returns."  Mr. 0. 1*. Walker .present-; thc eminent actor  ���,v'. MR. -"'  ,    -"   "  Notice ls hereby given ll.nl C>0 davs after  date, I intend to apply to llic Chief Commission, r of L:iii-_nnd Works for jwrmission to  purchase (3-W acres of land situate in-West  Kootciuiy District, about \y, nil leu West or  Slocan ltiver, oil Kobertsoii Creek:���C0111-  meneitiK at a post planted -10 chains Kast of  Ihe North-East corner of L,irchi-r's pre-emption,, nmrked "W. E.'K N. W-. Corner I'ost.-'  thence South SO chins ; thence Kas I i-'U chains;  tlience North 80chains; theuce WeslSUcliaiiiB  10 point of commencement.  Dated February 14lh, IMS.  Wu/Li.ui K. Kocil.  We have just received a line of  very pretty- novelty ready-to-wear  St.eet Hats, toque and turbin styles,  decidedly up to- date, and at very  low pricep, these wil be on exhibition on Monday the 6th inst.  New    Silk     and     Dress  Goods.  We have just received a magnificent line of n.w sprtug" and summer-  dress goods, all the latest ���p.tUcnis,  weaves and color effects, including  .black, mohair, lustre, navy and  cream at 25c up.  Silicians, all wool French Arm-  tires, Eolienes, Voiles in black,  creams, biowm, fawns and blue,  also stripes, checks and spots at 75c  up. r "  New  Laces, Hew Muslin/  Mew Trimming.  New ladies' neckwear and belts  in chiffon, silk and washable, ties  from 25 cents up.  Bells in champagne, sky blue,  white, black and brown.  The balance of our Winter goods  at cost. ������'���-.���'���  nSf  w  jp-  mwm  ^^fi^MM  #^^-##^^^#^^^^-^^^^^#^^^^^^0#-^^^>-?>^^-^^  &&&��&��<$>����%  #  #  __  K *H- *.-.  Bf    ~f   rfl  *. a_  H-a,   ST?    i_.  A. i��\ &  I-3S3M    Pi   n 1  iRor.  BEDS  Sa.  00  it  Two second hand ISell Tiauos Pianos taken in exchange for Mason & Klsch riana..     k'���v S de fliicip-Oiv.;  i  tf  "in.in in \lc  Complete  Funeral Directors,  * J. G. BUNYAN,. UNDERTAKER.  ^$-#^^<i^^^^-#^<$>^**#'^  pi A  -AND HIS. COMPANY  in  an claL'oiate revival of Bnlwcr Lyllo'n's  funiouK classic     ;  Mr. NfcJMiu's'GrcsttstCiuirnclcr rorlrnyul.  X M oi C< mpU-.te Stcnlc a'nrt C��slume"Equlp-"  ment.  Tuesday, March 28  The IUI.KI complete Kecnic invc-.lure e��er seen  in tbcWcKt.  Prices: $11,75c. and 50c,  ���Seals ou  March 27. .  sale  at   Opera   J louse   Monduy  He Missed His Opportunity.  "Henry," said Uncle Amos from Up-  creek, who waa visiting: his city nephew, "who's that man In tlie house on  the other side of the street? Ever*  morning ho stands-Iir front of a'window an' shaves himself. He's done it  now for three days hand-running."  "I suppose he haa done It every  morning for the last ten years, uncla,"  replied Henry.  "Has he lived ther�� all that Ume?"  "Xesr, rind longed than that, for aU 1  know. I've been here "only ten year*  myself."  ���'Who la he?"  "I don't know."'  "What ^dies he follerrr  "I haven't the slightest idea, uncle."  Uncle Air.os put on hl3 hat and went  out.   In ar. hour or two he returned.  "Henry," he said, "that chap's name  ,s Hortori. He runs an Insurance ofltc*  flown-town. He's wuth about twenty-  f��ven thousand dollars, owns .that  bouse ar.' lot, belongs to the Presbyterian cl.urch, lias thre* boys an' one  jirl, an' fca'a forty-six years old. I'v _  found out more about htm In an hour  fltan you have ln ten yean. Blamed  t 1 don't believe - llrtc' ln the city,  aikes people stupid."  Notice.  Take notice that I inlend io apply lo tlie  Cliief Cominis-fiioner of Lands and Works for  permission lo purchase llic land herelr.tsllcr  mentioned ' and thai s>ueh a nil lea tion  will be made" sixty days from ��� the  date     hereof. The      land     mentioned  Is as 'follows: Situated on the Norlh  shore of Kootenay Itivcr. Dcseiiptlon' of  boundaries of land: i Commencing at tlie  South West corner post of Lot CO."). thence in a  Northerly"* direction 2U chains, tlience in a  Westerly direction 20 chains, thence in a  Southerly direction to North bank of Kootenay ilivcr, tlience along water front to point  of commencement.  .  Nelson; B. C, January 7th, 190;").  "" Alix, Allan.  The Molly Gibson Mining Company, Ltd,,  Non���Personal L~iabflifya in Liquidation.  In tde Matter of the ''Companies Winding lip Act, V  Notice to Creditors.  Notice is hereby rIvoii that, the creditors of  lhe above named Company arc required on  or before the 10th day of April,.A. IX 1005, to  .send tlicir.clnims and addresses and_t!ie_piu'-  tlcuhu-H of their debts or claims and Iho  names and addresses of the:r solicitors, if any,  lo Urucc White, of Nelson, Uritish Columbia,  Liquidator ol'the -said Company, and, if so ro-  fpiired, by notice ln writing lrom the said  Liquidator, are by tlieir solicitors to come in  and prove their said debts or claims at sueh  time and pltfecas shall be specilied in such  notico, or in delault thereof lhey will be excluded from thc benefit of any distribution  made before such debts are proved.  Hated this 2nd day of March, A. 3). 1!I0,"5.  Ki.i.ror A Lknnik,  Solicilors'lo tlie above named Liquidator.  ta-e i  LANDS AND WORKS.  CANCELLATION' OK KESKHVK.  TVTOTICK Is hereby eiven that the rcscrvu-  JrN Hon established ln purKiiancoorilie pro-  visions of the "Columbia and Western Hallway Subsidy Act, 18911,'' notieesofwhlch were  published In the Urlt.Isli Columbia Oazette  ana dated 7Ui -May, 189(1, und 0th June. Ib96,  respectively, nre licreby cancelled.  Crown Lands situated within ihe area embraced by the said reservation will be open to  sale, settlement, lease nnd other disposition,  under the provisions oftlie "Lund Act," three  months alter the date ol the llrst publication  of this notice in tlie Uritisli Columbia Gazette: -provided, however, that in all cases  where lands are so sold, pre-empted., loosed  or otherwise alienated by tho Government  and are subsequently lound, upon tlie survey  of the Columbia and Western Knilway Company'* blocks, to lie wholly or in pai t within  such block��, then Ihe persons so acquiring  such-lands shall acquire tlieir title,thereto  from the Hallway Company, who luiveagreed  to deal with such purchasers, pre-emptors.  lessees, etc,on thesame terms and conditions  ns tho Government would under the provisions of the "Land Act," except In respect to  timber lands on the Company's blocks, which  shall be subject to the regulations issued by  the Company relative to the cutting or timber on the Columbia and Western Hallway  Laud Grant.  W. S. Goiie.  Depnly Commissioner of Lands <_ works.  Lands'nnd-Works Department,      '   ���   ���   ;    ���  ���   Victoria, B.'C.,'-2��rd February, 1905.  We Print  Letter Heads,  Bill Heads,    '������-  Satements,  Note Heacs,  Envelopes,  Business Cards  Dodgers,  Tags,  Etc., Etc.    ^  Complete Stock of Stationey  Orders by Mall Receive Prompt Attention.  VERNON    STREET,  NELSON,  B.  C  A great sale of-Clothing,' Men's Furnishings,  enmam  ___-   I  The quantities are Ihe'gieater.t, the assortment thc most "varied and  the Prices the Lowest of any sale we have held  NEW 'FALL CLOTHING  20th Century kind, every Garment has style, character aud splendid  wearing qualities, which coupled with Always Lowest prices makes interest and tD spare for careful buyers,  Men's Suits, $7.50, $10.00.. $12.00, $15.00, $iS.oo and $20.00.  All sizes, good cloth, strong and durable,, and specially tailored, $'-1.25  $2.00, $3.00, $4.00, $5.00 and $6.00. '  $4.00  Guaranteed to give  perfect satisfaction.      The best  money.    Felt Slippers at 25c, 85c, 50c, 75c and $1.00  STYLE  possible for the  Large stock New Fall Styles.  their value.  The place where your dollars bring  NOTICE. ������������"., - "'.   KOTICB.  Notice is hereby Klven tint CO days nfter      Notice is hereby glyen that CO days after,  datettintend" to apply to the Chief Commit   date, 1 intend to apply to.the Oh efComml*-1  siohifr of   Lands and Works, for permission   iionerof Lands and Works lor permission to  topMweS acres of land situated ln West; purchase 1W..acres oi  land situate, In  West  Kootenay District-Commencing at  a post : kootenay _ District, .���"���bout.4)4 '"^.West. 01  marked-L. A: C's. N.W. Corner rosfplanted ; Sloeatr: River,  on  Robertson   Creek :-Com-  1100' vards East.of lionnins "' !" '  on the South side of tl  Columbia & Kootenay  following said Risl:  Klwell'8   North-West  South to Kootenay R   the sinuonsitles of said Kootenay River to the  point of commencement. 1    -���������- * ,  _, ���  _  Dated 21st February. 1905. I M. J!,, kocii.  li. A. .CA-U'BKIJj  pol nt of commencement.  Dated February 11th, 1905.  Chimney Sweeping  Prompt attention given  to all orders for  Chimney Sweeping.  Send your orders lo Job D. Dowses, care of  the Old Curiosity Sliop.  $1.60 per chimney.  .NOTICE.  , Notice is.hereby Riven thafc-60 days after  date I Intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for pormission  to purchase 10 aercs of land in West Kootenay  District: Commencing at a post marked  "F. E's. N. W. Corner Post" planted lmlle  East of Bonninston Falls Station on the  South side or thc Right Of Way of the Column  bia & Kootenay Railway, thence East following said Right cf way -M0 yards, thence South  to Kootenay River, thence following theBin-  uousities of said Kootenay River to the point  of commencement.  Dated 21st February, 1905.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that ��0 days nfter  date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner or Lands and Works for permission  to purchase 320 acres of land situate in West  Kootenay District; about 4y, miles West of  Slocan River, on Robertson Creek:���Commencing at a post iT.anted at the centre of  William E. Koch's East Boundary line  marked "A. M. J.'sN. W. Corner Post," thence  South 40 chains; thence East 80 chains;  theuce North 40chains: thence WestSOchains  to the point of commencement.  Dated February 14th, 1903.  _ A. M. JOBHSOK.  Canadian Seeds sold by one who knows the  seed business.  This season I am prepared to supply fresh seeds  in large or small quantities'by weight���and besides  the regular vegetable seeds have a specially good  selection of flower seeds also by weight.  18 different kinds of Sweet Peas.  WM. RUTHERFORD, Druggist  PHONEA214  NIGHT PHONE B214  WARD -STREET, NELSON, B. C  *>J  <J

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