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 s  r v  /  ,   /W /       <*   A .'   ���  /  -/A  {.--', -f     ~*   U��f /  r-3i,<  I'.Pt  ?���>' 'A&  a -;*2  r *-   AB  '--'A..I  VOLUME VII.  NELSON, B. 0., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1903.  NUMBER 16  Portfolio that He Longed for N ever Came  John Houston, the irrepressible, is'once-more in  sore trouble. The reason for the member for Nelson  occupying the centre of the stage at this time is the  result of misplaced confidence. Briefly stated the  trouble began when two days after therecent election  Mr. Houston started for the coast. It was said here  he left to demand a portfolio from Mr. McBride. This  may have been the case,-"but the'story goes that on his  arrival at the capital the member for Nelson took the  earliest'opportunity of paying his respects to the  Prem.ier. The Premier is an affable gentleman, and  in the language ofthe streets, saw Mr. Houston coming. His greeting, so reports Mr. Houston, Was of  the most effusive character. Patting- his old college  chum on the back, the Premier asked him" to take a  look around and if there, was anything he would like  to have he would be conferring a special favor on the  government by just mentioning it. It just happened  ���that at that time there was something Mr. Houston  did want, and that was a portfolio, so he mentioned  this matter incidently to the Premier, who seemingly  struck with the modesty of the demand, inquired the  name of the particular portfolio the member for Nelson stood most in need of. Mr. Houston with a  smile that waschikllike and bland suggested the Lands  and Works department. This was perfectly satisfactory, and the confiding Mr. Houston was requested to  call around al his earliest convenience and take the  oath of office. But lhe Piemier also created the impression that he had been just waiting for the member  for Nelson to arrive to get some well-seasoned advice  with regard to the distribution of some other offices.  Mr. Houston having secured .what "be wantedhim-  self, vvas not averse to- portioning'out some of the  minor .offices.     For "-instance, with a.generous hand,  up another fight. At the Nelson end it was also  apparent that John Houston's star was strictly in the  ascendant from the fact that his old friends wanted to  bet money that their champion would not only be the  next Commissioner of Lands and Works, but would  also be elected by a majority of 200 over allcomers.  But several people had bet against Nelson's pride before and were a trifle backward, and this is where  they made the mistake. If they had taken a few of  those bets, they might loiter in California orange  groves this winter. But that has little to do with the  story. Every day telegrams came to his friends iu  Nelson that John was about to be sworn in, and this  illusion was kept up for two weeks. Mr. Starkey  wore a triumphant look, and resented any familiarity  from the unfaithful. There was also some inquiry as  to the value of coal oil barrels for sacrificial.purposes.  But one day a bolt was shot from the serene blue.  And this is ho\v it happened,  Mr. Houston waited to be sworn in. It can eafily  be supposed that he took a great interest in the Lands  and Works offices, and it demands no stretch of imagination to see the member for Nelson keeping a  watchful eye on that portion of the building, fearing  that someborly might steal it. Just then the Premier  took suddenly ill, aud before be had time to communicate his desires to the Lieutenant-Governor. Some  say it was stomach trouble, while others diagnosed his  case-as that ofthe tired feeling we read so much about.  Anyway from day to day it was reported that he was  growing worse. Among those who prayed to the  giver of every good and perfect gift that the Premier  might  be' spared to   the province,-we can   imagine  Ou his way back from Victoria, Mr. Houston was  interviewed. ��� According to a report in the Vancouver World, he used strong language against certain  members of the government, to whom he attached the  responsibility o'f-his humiliating defeat. When be  arrived here he consulted with his campaign committee, and a resolution was adDpted condemning the  whole outfit. Then a petition was circulated calling  for a public meeting to.defend the honor of Nelson's  favorite son. His Worship Mayor Rose acceded to  the request", though on what, grounds no one seems  able to explain. It was not- a question that' in .any  way could be said to interest the citizens of-Nelson as  a whole. I tis-quite true Mr/Houston's friends feel  aggrieved at what they consider his unfair treatment,  but no confidence is violated in saying that a large  number of our citizens do not believe that the city has  been slighted-in-any way, nor that tlieir honor has  been impeached k That meeting should never have ���  been held; and the citizens should in no way be held  responsible.for the resolutions adopted by the friends  of John Houston. In some places such conduct  would be regarded a high-handed outrage.  their champion has a grievance ; but we do most emphatically object to the attempt that has "been made  to make'the citizens of Nelson as a whole participators in this grievance.  that none were more assiduous or'devout in.their.su p  Mr. Pooley was awarded 'the speakership; and others j ��� piie^tions than John Houston.     Some doubting ones  received prizes according to the order of their merit  It lcoked dead easy for John.    - "'������   '��� ' .   '  When Mr. Houston departed from the presence of  his leader, about the first thing he did vvas to telegraph his friend Starkey to ,: keep the -machine in  working order." Then Mr. Starkey looked very  sapient indeed. He called upon several Liberals with  the request that they would not oppose Mr. Houston's  election. Sonieof Mr.Taylors's supporters consen'ed  to this, but others expressed a determination to put  will claim that Mr. Houston's prayers had very little  wei'gh-t..ii-) the quarter to which they were directed, but  in contradiction to this the fact stands out boldly that  Mr. McBride did recover his wonted vigor and health.  Then Mr. HoustongotaletterfromPremierMcBri.de,  and according to the VictoriaJTiraes, the member for  Nelson again used another form of prayer not found  in any ofthe authorized editions of the church. The  leller contained the information that the Lieutenant-  - Governor refused to approve of Mr. Houston for the  oflice. Mr, Houston took the first steamer for home,  belt not before writing to tbe Governor for an explanation. "  Before the meeting, aud;shortly after his return to  Nelson. Mr. Houston received a letter from the Lieutenant-Governor, in which "it was intimated that the  reason why BIis-Houor'iefused to approve of. tbe appointment was- ou account of an incident that had.  taken place in the Legislature, when the member for  Nelson had forgotten what was due to the.Legislative  Assembly as well as to himself iu his-responsible position. His Honot^ disavowed any intention to insult  the member for Nelson or'his constituents. This letter was made the basis of attack at the meeting,. and  au attempt was made to make Mr. McBride,aud his  Government responsible for it. .'   . ,-   ~  Mr. Houston has sworn a sacred oath that he will  do everything- in.his power to down the men who  gave him "dirt" at Victoria. By this he no doubt  means he*will do whatever he can to defeat the  Conservative Government, and that he can do a great  deaL in this direction at the present time is beyond  question. This will not surprise anyone. For months  prior to the last election, this paper protested that  Mr. Houston was not a Conservative, and that if he  were elected,.the chances were that he would not act  long- enough with the Conservative party to vote  with it when the House met; that if he did not get  everything..he wanted he would find some excuse to  break away. In reiterating this charge we had  had no idea that its justification would so soon be  manifested. Within three weeks from the day he  was elected to support the Conservative party he declared ��� his solemn intention to wreck the McBride  Government. . "  We know littjA>f constitutional law, depending for'-  any little in formation we c^h get1-on "the point to sevJ;_  eral leading Liberals of Nelson and the Daily News'.  We can scarcely follow the News in its co'n ten tion  that Premier McBride can be reasonably expected to  assume anything more" than a purely teenhical responsibility for this particular act of Lieut.-Governor  Joly. That His Honor_was^ actuated by other than  the purest motives we do not believe, and undoubtedly  he was acting strictly within his powers. Sir Henri  Joly is one of tbe most honored gentlemen in Canada. He is considered an'authority on the constitution, and no doubt weighed well the consequences of  the step he took in refusing to accept Mr'. Houston  as his adviser  found with the friends of-Mr. Houston iu feeling ttitft  Mr. Houston seems to labor under the impression  that whatever party he joins, for the time being  should have only one principle and that is the advancement of John Houston. He does uot appear  to have ever taken into consideration that a government to command respect must steer clear of mercenary mediocrities and confine its operations to the advancement ofthe common weal. He is not restricted  by the ties that bind party men together. As Mr.  W. A. Macdonald declared at the, meeting Thursday  evening, "a member of a party who repeats at a public meeting private conversations held with his leader  is rot fitted,, to be a Cabinet Minister and entrusted  'with confidential affairs of state." Mr. Houston bj  his conduct has more than fulfilled every ��� prediction  made by The Economist before the election, and  the many Conservatives who rather than vote for Mr.  Houston preferred to remain away from the polls,  have been fully justified by the events of the past few  weeks. '-  Perhaps after all tbe loss of the portfolio of Lands and Works may have  been a   blessing in  disguise  to Mr.  Houston.       This   province    is   full  of men who at one time or another  held portfolios in tbe Provincial government and are now penniless. Take the  case of Geo, B. Martin for instance. He  was Minister of Lands and Works ia  the Turner administration and to-day  he is without money and will have to  depend on hard labor to make a living.  It was in Mr. Martin's  time the Parliament Buildings were erected and tbe  work was under hiB supervision.   To  his credit be it said the work was well  done and with due regard to economy.  Then be was defeated at Kamloops,  and soon be had to look around for any  kind of work he could get    He was.  finally given some kind of employment  around tbe buildings, but tbe new government in order to carry out ita system  of  enconomy has cut off tbe   only  chance  tbe once Minister of Publio  Works bad of buying a meal ticket. So  the friends of John Houston who feel  aggrieved, and perhaps not without a  little bit of reason, should view thia  matter philosophically.  Of course our Liberal friends are enjoying themselves to their hearts' content these days. Wherever  and whenever they can get in their ore to the embarrassment of Mr. McBride they are doing so. The  split which Mr. Houston is trying to create in the  Nor  do we feel that any fault can be'| Conservative ranks may help them and again it may  not, but they are working it for all it is worth.  ews of the  M  mes  The .Camborne'-Miner contains si  lengthy review of tlie work, going on  in the Goat Mountain section. It says  that the camp has received considerable  attention from claim owners this pea-1 Johnson, is on  son, and lho" work done is tif a I>en*>uiii-J'consist8 of 8ci.  cut nature. The dally rise in silver is  increasing the value of tlie property,  011 this mountain, th e characteristic ore  being galena.  Among the best known properties is  the Scout group. This group is situated  on the north-west slope of Goat mountain, consists of'five claims, the work  being done on'two of them���tbe Fus-  I..  ileer and Carboneor. On these properties there are two parallel' silver-lead  galena leads from 10 lo 30 feet in width  and covered with an iron capping in  p'eces. A tunnel on IhejFusileer has  been driven in for a distance of .83 feet,  the face of which is highly mineralized  with iron carbonates, from which  assays of ��11 id gold have been obtained,  while average assays of the lead give 80  ozs. silver, 56 gold and 77 per- cent.  lead.  The Carboueer has 40 feet of opei;  cuts besides a 30 foot tunnel that is mineralized across the face, .which, besides  the usual values, carries 10 per cent  copper.    The CarbQLcer leadjsa coil-[been suspended for'the winter.  tinuation of the. high-grade Mammoth  lead. The claims composing this group  are all prior locations.  The Union group, owned by Geo.  the north-cast slope and  claims, on which 40 feet of  open cuts and 55 feet of tunnel has been  driven. Tlie lead is high grade galena,  being a continuation ofthe Big Showing, while carbonates are prevalent in  the workings, the carbonates . as a rule  carrying good values, one assay giving  as high as $134 in gold to tlie ton. A  recent tost of the le.id returned 75 ozs  silver, $6 gold and 70 per fent lead.  The Big Showing which.was discovered two years ago, consists of 5  claims ou which' an eighty-five foot  tunnel has been driven, iu the coursi*  of which ore was encountered much  sooner than was ex pected thereby proving the pay chute to be much longer  than indications showed. The lead on  this property is one of the largest, if  not the largest in the country, being  in one place 122feet in width, and surface assays have given very satisfactory  returns. A tunnel to be driven 400  feet was started this summer, but owing to a fine two weeks ago burning up  the tools and supplies the work baa  The"Mo"harch"grbup is owned"bjTtlTe"  California syndicate, and is known as  being a very rich property. Work is to  be carried on here all winter, an incline  shaft driven in the lead being the feature  of the development. The ore is very  high-grade galena with gray copperand  sulphuxettes are frequently, encountered.  The Gold Coin group of claims, recently acquired by \V. McMillan and  Norman, is lower down the mountain  than the foregoing properties, but has  similar, large surface showing.  SLOCAN MIMING NOTES.  Slocan Drill.  Sandon mines last week shipped 100  tons of ore.  The Pliyne lias received its magnetic  zinc separator.  Arlington- stock is offered on the  market at 30'rents.  Day and night shifts are employed  at the Ivanhoe concentrator.  The lesees ofthe Black Prince have  two .carloads of ore ready to ship.  Job 11 Foster and J. Foster have taken  a. lease and bond on the Cinderella  group, near Threo Forks.  .  An event of material. interest and  import to this division transpired last  week, W. E. Koch having secured an  extended lease on the Enterprise mine  on Ten Mile creek. The lease will run  till December 31, 1D00, and will uovcr  the entire mine. For tho past six  months or so, Mr.  Kocli lias bad a  lease^6ir"the^  mine, but aimed to get control of;all  and has at last succeeded, -ft is the in-  tention of the lessee tv>at' once erect a  new messhouse to replace the one destroyed last spring by a snowslide.  When completed the force at the mine  will be increased to 75 men, and this  number will be permanently employed. A systematic course of  development will be commenced, and  the ground opened iip and connected from the 1ym\ Horse to the  Murbou. Shipments of ore which have  been averaging about 100 tons per  month, will be increased. Including  the men at the sawmill, Mr. Koch will  have upwards of 109 men on his payroll qn Ten Mile, mukiiig.it by far the  best section of. lhe camp. The. operations'at the Enterprise .will .greatly  benefit surrounding properties, as the  lessee: will abundantly demonstrate lhe  worth ofthe mine.  ocal and  Jl royincial  Harold Kelson, the actor, with a '  strong company aud magnificent scenery, will appear in the Opera House on  Nov. 5, C and 7. Everyone in the city  will of course go to bear him. Thia  is what the Brandon Sun bad to.say  regarding his recent performance "of  " Quo V-adia" : ���      '  "In the character of Marcus Vini-  cius, the romantic hero of. the' play. '  Mrv'Nelaoii is moe* aptt^saIteojA*TherX'  impulsive, reckless young man, tbe  daring soldier, the unrest of the pagan  seeker after truth found only Iu, tlie  light of new faith, were so vividly  portrayed it was evident to tbe audience that Mr. Nelson to his new rol��  had brought all the resources of eaie*��  ful historic and histrionie stndly witb  lhat same enthusiasm which eharao  lerized his portiayul of Hamlet and  Richelieu. In the earlier scenes ofthe  play the part is less eonspicuou&Ln She  usual stellar qualities, but in the development ofthe climatic and more intricate moments the character stands  out with  rugged boldness and dear  ^f.-fi  -y^i"'' --  Col. John Egan, formerly editor of  tlie Miner, was a visitor to Nelson this  week. Tlie Col ��� has many friends here  who are always pleased to meet him  The "Colonist" made an amusing  break on Sunday when' stating that  tlie people of Cranbrook were rejoicing  over tlie run ofthe Eva stamp mill.  The man who doesn't know Cranbrook'' from Camborne should be1  taught provincial geography.-r-ReVel  stoke Herald. :,'./  '.Kaslo Koolcuaiaii.  The Ivanhoe concentrator is now  running full capacity day and night.  The Sloedn Star with a small crew"  hcadstlie list of district shippers. This  speaks -volumes for the extent of ore  bodies in that'rich property. It has  mineral enough in sight to ship stead ily  for years.  Tbe ore body of the sin face showing  of the Mountain Con still maintains'a  width of two feet. The workings area  little difficult of access, but the lessees  expect to ship another car next wcefc.  The members of the shift* of the Provincial printing office presented their  chief, Colonel Wolfendeii; with a valuable gold watch and address in reeog-  uitio.n ot forty years of ..public service  well done. The Colonel who was taken  by a pleasurable surprise, made a brief,  but feeling response.  only get work, of what kind, however,  they say not.  The Camborne waterworks system is  nearing completion.    All the pipe   is  laid, with the exception ofthe penstock,  which is delayed by the  non-arrival of  an arrival of an elbow  casting.     The  reservoir,   18x36 feet   and 9-J   feet   in  height holding about   40,000 gallons,  was finished this week hy the contractors Mcssers.  Rear &  Dullard.     The  flume line is 500 feet in length, and it is  calculated that two weeks hence will  seethe system in good working order.  Bulgarian " gipsies " or nomads,  for they deny that they are of the gipsy  race, are at Victoria causing not a little  anxiety to the sanitary and other authorities. They are ri_-ry dirty, but  seem to have enough money with them  for present needs. Tlie visitors declare  that they arc there to stay if they can  It is announced that Iwo more Rossland mines have practically decided to  install concentrators on the Elmore Oil  principle. Both plants will beof large  capacity. The results at the Le Roi  No. 2 mill are so satisfactory a? to warrant othor f'v-panics proceeding without delay io upply concentration. The  companies will place their ordera for  machinery before the end of the year,  for delivery in thespring und start construction as soon as the weather permits. Further deliveries are available  ina few days. This information Is  from Mr. A. Stanley Elmore, and is regarded as marking the commencement  of a new era of activity in Rossland.  relief; and here Mr. Nolson was ut lib  best. One of the most difficult and interesting scenes of the play is where  Vinicius in a long speech describes the  difference between pagan! Rome and  Christianity. For fully five minutes  tbe large audience listened with breathless attention to a masterly description  which only one thoroughly qualified  in voice aud elocution could have made  attractive; and at the close a round uf  applause such as is rarely heard from a  Brandon audience, denoted the hearty  appreciation ellcted." -  It will be a pleasure to our readers to  know that several of the old company  are with him including Clifford Lane  Bruce, Fred Roland, Win. Blake uud  Miss Helene Scott.  Mr. Nelson's repertoire for this season consists of Quo Vadis, Hamlet,  Much Ado about Nothing, Romeo and  Juliet, Othello, Taming of tbe Shrew,  Julius Caesar, Merchant of Venice,  David Garrick, Louis XIand Richelieu.  It is suggested that Poplar may seek  incorporation as a municipality with  a view to secure its own waterworks  and electric lighting. Meanwhile  several streets of tbe towns!te havo  been stumped and graded, giving a  better view of permaaency to the settlement.  The sixth annual convention of She  Associated Boards of Trade of Eastern  British Columbia will meet in Rossland  on Wednesday, December 2nd. THE NELSON. ECONOMIST  The Economist  Published every Saturday afternoon at  ~     VKRKON STREET, NKLSOX, B. C.  $1.00 Per Year in Advance  Advertising rotes made knowu on application.  All clianjcs la advcvtise-ieiits to insure  Insertion sliould reach this oflice not later  tlm Thursday at 12 o'clock.  When clmiiKe of addrew is required, it is  dchlrable that both t lie old iwWIi-c.sk und the  11 :vl>c given.  Aildrcsssill communications. "I'uhlNlicrof  Ties XTblsox Economist.Nelson.l:. C."  EDITORIAL  COMMENT.  It is -understood that the Italians  V'ho voted to a man for Mr. Houston  feel very keenly the affront- that has  been put upon their representative.  I'he voting on the by-law tn acquire  certain lota to enlarge the recreation  grounds shows that there arc questions  on which Nelson people can he almost  Unanimous,  lhe many friends of Premier Mc-  ���feridewill be pleased to learn that he  has so fan recovered from his recent ill-  iiess as to be again able to attend to the  duties of his office.  The Victoria Colonist has discovered  in John Houston a remarkable resemblance to-Lord'Brougham and Thomas  "Carlyle, and the Colonist,"be it remembered j does not pose as a humorous paper. ���-,'������  " The proposal of certai n men to give  a representative a free hand to vote in  the House as he may sec lit without  .again going before tlie people is a  s strong blow against responsible government.  '  -"BGsiness" was rievcr bette"r in Nel-  fi'on than it is at the present lime," re;  marked a prominent merchant the  other'day.' 'This" opinion,'wc are in-  ��� dined 'to -believe, is general, and is  based'upon actual results.  (Several alleged Conservatives have  expressed themselves as likely to throw  in ttieir lot with the Liberal party.  These men never were Conservatives  arid the'Liberals do not hesitate in'saying that they do not want the ui.  There is a general feeling that Nelson should'do every tiling within reason to encourage the lumber enterprise  discussed so much the pd^t few days.  llere is'a matter the.board of trade  -jnight-tabc-iip-willi bone'J5*_to_the_ei'y-  .TheL- Liberals -express themselves  strongly .in. favor of John -Houston's  aspirations to- a seal iu the Cabinet.  We have heard of Conservatives who  favored**Joseph Martin for leader, ami  for about tha same reason the Liberals  whnted-td see-John Houston ���'in llic  Conservative -Cabinet.  Limited  FOR HOME USE  In our many years' experience as practical druggists we  have learned to prepare a number of different  family reme-  '  dies, some of which we have now been  selling.for ten years  or more to our customers.    These are not  patent medicines.  You will find each preparation  thoroughly  satisfactory for i  the purposes intended. .     i  Diarrhoea Mixture.      :  This is especially useful in Cholera Infantum, Summer  Complaint, Cholera Morbus, Cramps, Colic, Bloody Flux,  Chronic Dysentery and other forms of bowel complaint prev- '  alent in hot weather. This is considered by some to be a  splendid safeguard to have iu the house during the summer.  Price 25 cents.  Digestive Tablets.  These relieve distress after meals, cure Indigestion, Sour  Stomach, Belching, Pain in the Side, Catarrh of the Stomach,  aud keep the stomach in good healthy: condition. They are  an effective cure for the milder forms of constipation. Price  25c and 50c.  Liver Pills.  A reliable cure for Chronic, Habitual, as well as acute  attacks of Constipation, Sick Headache, Sallow Complexion,  Weariness. Sleeplessness aud other forms of liver complaint.  Gentle in action. No griping. Do not irritate hemorrhoids.  Price 25 cents.  Headache Powders  A quick, gentle and safe cure for all forms of Headache. Contain uo injurious drugs. Do not depress the  heart.    25 cents pef box.  Compound Sarsaparilla  A compound of sarsaparilla and seven ot eight other  heib's effective in purifying the blood, regulating the bowels  and strengthening the entire system. Cures more diseases  than any other of the advertised Sarsaparillas, we believe.  Price 75 cents.  IF. J. BRADLEY'A O  Ward Street, Near New Post-office  Boots and Shoes  Good serviceable Broad Toe for Infants.  Splendid wearers for Children and Misses,  Ladies'Pine Shoes for Pall Wear.  Oxfords and Slippers in good shapes and styles.  Youths' and Boys' in "both heavy and fine.  Men's fine Shoes:  RUBBERS;  Specialty in Storm Rub hers for Everybody,  best quality.  All  Canada  Drug  and  Book Go's Stores.  Jt ress V^omment  Urana Forks Sun.  John   Houston's motto: "The man  should seek the office.''  .   Toronto "World,  We have only this consolation that it  wasa titled  nobleman that kicked us  out of Alaska.  Js it not a li'tle strange Hint there ia  scarcely any inleiTHt taken tit the  coast in the constitutional question  arising out ol* the'refii-tiil ��jI" r/iout.-Ciov.  Joly to accept Jo! 111 lluu.iLon as one of  his ministers? Tlie Vancouver pit purs  so far have refrained I'min discussing  lhe question in their editorial column.".  ] n theyaricd assort ment of constitutional opinions now l>einj�� given as to  the authority .of. the JJi-tilcnaiit-Gnv-  eriicir Tor refusing to acwpt John  IlmistoiLaa ..one of his -minister.-*, one  searches jn'vaiji for a vurj-on the subject fr����nq that well-known lecturer or.  constitutional practice, Frei   Starko-y,  The student of constitutional practice of ypurs to cpme wiil tind in the  precedents established in British Columbia, much.to. amusa.and enlighten  liim. *V\'ehave supplied more constitutional prcedents in. this province during the last six years titan contributed  by the whole ��f-British North America  since tbe territory passed out of the  jwssession of Fiance. j  Vorl HLcrle Prospcfitrar.  British Columbia will be theOntlirio  of tlie vest when the energy of present  aud future population have developed  the immense resources of her forests  field and mine.  cabinet has been formed almost exclusively  of Island   material.   ~Novr the  mainland Is getting its full s-hare o  cabinet representation, and better re-  ��uIts~are~bouird to foi low.  Knntloops Sltuxlnril. .  Look out for the general elections at  Bforrlssey Despatch.  The Boundary Creek.Times witlt its  usual presumption and luck of judgment and veracity comes outlast week  in a strong attack on Returning Officer  Alexander in which it insinuates thai  that officer "fixed" things to suit his  law partner in the official count of tho  ballots. The charge is too childish too  command any attention and in refutation it is only necessary to state thai  the most ardent supporters of the de-  Furniture Dealers  TnillCruek Sew*. '���''������  Trail i>> <{uite prosperous once more.'  Tt scorns 3ikc old times.��� Every* room  in the hotels is filled, merchants are  doing an excellent business, and the  outlook for. the future is brijrbt.  any moment.    The government has f���M candidate do not breathe   th.  boon organizing for months  past, and (slightest suspicions of u 11 fairness on the  thoy are now ready  to appeal to the ; lMirt of ilr- Alexander,  country at a moment's notice.  Toronto Telegram  England is a colony of the United  States.  Canada was accused of being u colony because the alleged iirst impulse of  .Canadians was to meet every occassion  and issue with the question :���  " .VVhat will they say in England?"  England must be a colony because  the real first impulse, of the Old  Country editors and politicians is to  meet every   occasion and issue with  ���'������'-'". *  the question :��� ,  "What will, they say in .the United  States?". ,.      ...  . It has actually come to this that  England can hardly discuss any domes-  tie question of peace or war, of import  tariff or preference to the colonies without loudly and earnestly speculating  as to the possible effect of English  action upon the feelings of the United  States.  Victoria Time*.  John Houston had the advantage  overall other candidates' for portfolios,  ire simply told the Premier what he  had to do, and Hon. Richard did it.  Wo \ve'��ome the new Chief Corhmis-  sioi.er of Lands and Works as a'picturesque addition to society circles in Victoria.    - "''" "     -'���'���'������  Ymir Mirror.  L   ��� ���  The cabinet making now going on  atthe political factory at Victoria is a  juew class of furniture.   Heretofore tlie  ' ���������:1*  '  Of  C3  9 .  O  ..  \Eaasm  Q$  9  20  ��� _SH '  .  *^D  ^���^^  We carry an up-to-date  US  to  stock, sell wholesale and  rn  Enaa  retail and our prices are  29  Q��  as low as any can sell  KO^  EHS95BB  ���!egit!mate!-y-and-pay-iooc__  ~x/>  w_________W__A  on the $.  0  O  ^Oumm  nan  ���  '   -                       ~  go  0  O  ' "N  0  ���  urns  C  WALLPAPERS, j  PAINTERS AND DECORATORS, I  SIGN WRITING, i  PICTURE FRAMING.. {  I ROOM MOULDING. '��  t BAKER ST., NELSON, B, C, \  ���>-��-<>-<��-��>-��^-��^~.;��~.:��-.>--.>--a.:.--.:.-.:��-.:^  -%'     %���     'a  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  MEAT MERCHANTS  Head Office Nelson, B^ G.  Lands for Sale  Kootenay Valleys Go.3 Limited  T.G. PROCTER, MANAGER, NELSON, B.C.  Branch   Markets   in  Rossland,  Trailr, Nelson, Kaslo, Sandon, Three  Forks, New Denver and Slocan Citj".   .    ...  tion.  Orders by Mail to any branch will- have prompt and careful attest  Farms from 80 acres upwards, well watered and timbered. Adjacent to good markets at Cranbrook, Fort Steele, Elko, Fernie, Morris-  sey, etc.  The well known prairie ground on the Kootenay River, near Fort  Steele, is being subdivided and is especially suitable for Fruit, -Vegetables, Hay aud Oats, with gocd range for cattle adjoining.  Some fine Stock Ranches on the Kooteuay and Elk Rivers. lines-  of Grfeat Northern and Crow's Nest Railway within a few miles.  Terms���One-fifth down.    Balance in four years at 6 per cent.  Also excellent Fruit Ranch, about 30 acres, on Kootenay Outleif,.  near Procter, iS miles from Nelson. About-7 acres under,cultivations  with strawberries and fruit trees. Irrigation. Ditch. A~ goocS  income paying .'investment.  E. FERGUS  r  Dawson s Perfection Scotch J  J  -SOLE AGENTS  EXTRA SPECSAL  This whiskey will please connoisseurs. It is a high grade well-  matured spirit of excellent bouquet and except for age, is the same  quality as Dawson's Old Curio.(Over 20 years old).  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Bqyington & Rossr  257    BAKER    bT.,    NELSOM  u  ���H  ft  O  -OO'  fi  U  e*3*  ->-  5.;  >1  ran THE  NELSON"  ECONOMIST  Observatloas of John ttenrjv  *i  0"WN the Line "With John Henry*  is the title of an amusing Uttlt  booklet" of sketches In up-to-  date slang ���'by-the pseudonymous  'writer,' Hugh McHugh, Who is dlsput-  Hilts' with GJeoyge Ade the right to th4  'particular niche left vacant by tha  -death of the entertaining "Billy Bax-.  "ter." John Henry is a sporty man-  -about-town, the very, antithesis ot  'Richard Harding Davis's refined Van  TBibber. From 'his account of his experiences at the races with his best  ���sir), we quote a. few characteristic ax-  '���tracts:  When we got to the track they were  "bunching the bones for the first race,  wo'I told Clara Jane I thought I'd crawl  ���down to the ring and plaster two or  tthree thousand around among tho  aieedy.*  Two or three thousand, and me with  ootbViig t>nt a five-spot in my jeanB,  tma the return ticket money in thatl  "'Sure!" I said; "I've got a pipe!"  "Well,   I  hope  you won't  smoka  tt  tnear me.   I hate pipes!" she said.  "All right; I'll take my-pipe do-wu to  the betting ring and smoke it therel" I  aaid, and we parted good-friends.  (In front of the band stand he iMrt a  number of friends ready to give Villi  tips on the winners: i;  Every Breezy Boy I met had a different hunch, and they called me into tho  wharf and unloaded.  I figured lt out that ie I had bet"fives  dollars on each good thing they gave  me I would have lost four hundred  thousand dollars.  Then  I  ducked  under, sopped upr a  stein of root beer, and climbed up again  to the hurricane deck.  "Did you bet?" enquired Clara Jane.  "Only seven hundred and thirty do-l-  , lars," I said; "a mere bag o' shells."  I leave a call for 7.30 every anorning,  and I suppose that's the reason I was  eo swift with the figures.  "My! what a lot of money!" said the  pair One; "do point out the horse you  tie ton! I shall be awfully interested  Jn this race!"  . (John Henry picked cut a horse at  random,-declaring that the only-way it  could lose "was for some sore-head to  get out and turn the track around.")  Sure enough, the favorite galloped  Into port and dropped anchor six hours  ���ahead of: the other .clams.  I win over two thousand two hundred  dollars���conversation money���and Bonnie Brighteyes was in a frenzy of delight.   .   .-.  I had a nervous chill for fear she'd  declare herself In on the rake-off.'  But she didn't, so I excused myself  and backed down the ladder to cash in.  (Still the wary John Henry listened  to the tips and refrained from betting.)'  "When I got back to the stand I had  a preoccupied air. The five-spot in my  jeans was crawling around and begging  for a change of scene.  "When Clara Jane asked me how  much I had bet on the race just about  to start, I could only think of nine hundred dollars.  When  she    wanted  to know    which  horse   I   pointed   my   finger   at   every  toad on-the track, and said: "That one,  ever there!"  It won.  At the end of the third race I "was  $19,218 lo the good.'  Clara Jane had it down- In black and  white on the back of an envelope, in  figures that couldn't lie.- ���       ...  (John Henry remarked that when  Clara' begged him to be content with  his winnings and not bet any more, he  promised, "but she didn't notice that 1  had my. fingers crossed.")  1 simply had to have a roll to flash on  the way home, so I took my lonely V  and went out into the Promised Land  -after the nuggets Maddy had put me  wise to.   .   .   .  (Pretty Boy was his choice, despite  the fact that the bookmakers told him  he had made a mistake.)  "When the horses got away with Pretty Boy Ln front I started in to stand on  my head, but changed my mind and  swallowed half the programme.  Pretty Boy at the quarter! Ale for  Rector's till they put the shutters up!  Pretty Boy at the half! Me down to  Tiffany's    in    the    morning    dragging  tiaras away in a dr -.y!  __..JJretty B_qy_at_the_three_-_quarter pole.!__  Me doing the free-library gag "ail ovei  the place!  But Just as they mme In the stretch  Pretty Boy forgot something and went  ;back after it.  The roach quit mc cold at the very  ���door of the safety deposit vaults.  (Of course Clara Jane never guessed  Jits plight, for he "rushed down among  -the ramblers and made a swift touch  for the price of a couple of rides home,'1  and on the way back promised Clara  Jane that he would be awfully careful  of his 519,218���conversation money.)  i  Will anyone tell me that thousands ot  j [people would not have been .killed,- that  i ihundreds  of  drivers  would   not have  ���lost their lives as well? But that would  nnave ibeen. described  as  sport.   .   .   "  The only danger to fee feared from tha  .motor car is to its own driver,' the only  -drawback  is    its    own   Imperfection.'  j .Read the reports ot automobile accidents: .proportionately,   these are   far  -���fewer than from any other form of locomotion, and in nine cases out of tea  ithe accident occurs to the driver or the-  ���occupant of the car; in the tenth case  : t is owing to the stupidity or the carelessness   of   the  person   who  gete   ia  :front.   The average pedestrian has sim-  ;p��y got to learn to keep out of the way,  sand that is the end of it.���Joseph Pen-  mell in "Contemporary Review."    ���  Not Worth Saving.  Mike (going down a ladder)���Hould  on, Pat! Don't yez come on the ladder  till Oi'm down. It's ould and crocked.  Pat (getting on)���Arra, ibe aisy. It  would sarve th' boss right to have to  buy a new one.���New York "Weekly."  Jaggs���Doctor, aiy wife has insomnia very bad. She often remains awake  until two or three o'clock in the morning. "What shall I do for her? Doctor  ���Go .home earlier.���"Tit-Bits."  Deprecatory'  Manager���-I'can'.t pay salaries this  week. Actor���But I must live! Man.  oger���Oh, now, .don't get *t>ull-heaa.eill  .���"Life." '  '.' 'M?Iss Poniade^-"Wliere. is the paint department, please? I"*"oor Walker���Fach  br house ?���Chicair9 '"Daily News."  Nice old man���Good heaven3, boy!  Are you smoking? Muggs���-Me smokiu'?  Say, de ��� very suspicion cuts mie t' de  quick. Why, I'm just kespbi' dis butt  ���lighted in. ease cte: guy who dropped it  ^cornea, .back.���Ne.w_ York "Sim-"  The most gifted o�� all women eom-  ���poaers was Clara Schumann; yet shortly  lief ore her marriage she frankly WTOtt  in her diary: "I used to think. I had  talent for creating, but I have changed  aimy mind. Women should not wish to  compose;  not  one   has ever succeeded.  'To suppose that I was destined, to he  an exception would be an arrogant as-  !jsiunption; which I made formerly, hut  .fmly J��oau��^iay_��ather prompted me.'  A Cheerful Proptrecy.  THE animal chat cannot he tralnefl  to keep IU wits about "It on tha  approach of a- motor car must  disappear.    .Its   stupidity, fllth,  sloth;- fear of ererything  and useless  size  prove   to  the   most   conservative  ���that it must go.   The horse that will  "not stand a motor car may 'he the delight of its owr.er, but it ls a publio  nuisance   and   a  p-ubllc    danger,   and  ought to be shot lilce a mad dog. Horsemen have no right to "bring unmanageable brutes into th�� puiblie highways,  to the public danger, and It ls time thia.  elementary justice    should    be recognized.    The motor Is going to "become  the means of locomotion for all  light  transit, and by the ordinary roads aa  they exist to-day.   It is the pedestrian  and the  horse  that have .got to give  -way.   The horse in traffic, if he chooses  .to bolt, Is uncontrollable.    The motor,  .Irom the lightest, bicycle to, the heaviest car, is. perfectly controllable, occupies  half  the space,  and travels now  ���through the congested streets at double  und   treble   the speed  of    any horse-  ���drawn vehicle.  The only thing the two  3iave In common is that at tlmea they  .nboth refuse to go.  The unobservant talk ot the accidents'  lhat would happen. The accidents will  tbe a great deal fewer In number, A  ���conclusive prooi of this, to any one  Tvith any sense, Is the fact that in the  thousand miles tour no one, I believe,  ���was hurt, though the roads were lined  ���with spectators. In the race from Parla  to Berlin, three days, and the tour  iaround Italy, ten days, font two children were killed, the result entirely-ot  their own carelessness or that of their  parents. Suppose, for a moment, that  fin Prance a hundred and ten. teams, or,  yather, droves, of horses���there -were a  ."hundred and ten motors���ranging from  "fifty. In a bunch down to two���this waa  _-the horse-power of the machines���ha��  .been let loose and driven.at top. speed  :Cor  three  days  on   the .public roads.  Evidence to the Contrary.  Citizen���Madam, why do you persist  In punching me with your umbrella?  Madam���I want to make you look  around, so I can thank you. for giving  me your seat, a Now, sir, don't you go  off and say that women haven't any  manners.���Chicago "Record-Herald."'  A Phenomenon of Sleep.  ��� He had come on her dozing in a ham  mock, and when she woke up she ��������  cused him of stealing a kiss. "Wen ������  lhe said. "I willad-mit that the tempr^  lion -was too strong to ton resisted." t  did steal one little kiss." "One!" sh*  exclaimed, indignantly; "I. counted  tight before I wok* up."���"Household  iWordaL*  No Breach of Discipline.  {fry HE colonel was  ] j I      of  his   friends  A      army life, and  was entertaining soma  la   with    stories  of  id the talk turned to-  -    the inflexibility of orders.   That  reminded "the colonel of Tim Murohy'a ���  uase. "  ���Murphy had enlisted ln the cavalry  service, although he had never teen  on a horse in his life. -He -was-takea.  out for drill with other raw recruits under command of a sergeant, and, as  luck would have lt, secured one of th��  worst tuckers in the whole troop.  ."Now, .my.men," said the sergeant in  addressing them, "no one Is allowed to -  dismount without orders from a superior officer.   Remember that."  Tim was no sooner In the saddle, thaa.  he was hurled head over heels throupfc..  the air, and came down so hard th^*  the breath was almost'knocked out ot  him.  "Murphy," shouted .the sergeant,"  when he discovered the man spread out  on the ground, "you dismounted!"  "I did." -    -.- ��� '  "Did you have orders?"  "I did."  "From    headquarters,    I  with a sneer.  "No, from hindquarters."  "Take him to' the guard-house!"' ordered the sergeant. ��� Detroit "Fre��  Press."  suppose ">."  Winter Uplands_._  die frost that stings like fire upon my  cheek,  The loneliness of this forsaken ground.  Che  long  white  drift   upon  -wbose powdered peak  I sit in the great eilei>c-e as one hound;  The   rippled   sheet   of   snow   where   tha  wind  T>lciw  Across the open fields for miles ahead:  The  far-off  city   towered and roofed "in  blue,  A tender line upon-tho westertTVed;  The stars that singly,  then in. nodes appear.  Like jets, of silver- from a violet dome, '  So wonderful, so many, and so near,  And then the golden moon to light me  home;  Che crunching snowshocs and the stlng-  .Ing  air, a.  And  silence,   frost,   and  beauty everywhere.  ���Lampman.  Epitaph.  Here lies Luke Lonspenne, the distinguished historical novelist, who died  at the age of eleven years in the full  height of his fame, three weeks after  the publication of his llrst book.���  'Life."  On a Dog.  "They're  thinking now  tbe   usual  process,   and  of reversing  first    trying  Why Linn Quit the Newspaper.  J&xnes "Weber Lln-n, whose novel,  "The Second Generation," a story of  nowspaper life and -political corruption  Jin Chicago, has brought him Into tha  public, eye, is a nephew of Miss June  Addams of Hull House, Chicago.  .  ���How, this young author -came to quit  newspaper   work     is     an   interesting  story.    He secured a position on   the  staff of a Chicago daily immediately  on leaving college.   All went well until  one night, about three months after he  took up  the life of a  reporter,   when  the city editor assigned him to make  a midnight call at a horn* Hwhere the  ���head' of the  household,   a   prominent  man, had committed suicide.    "Get a  good talk out of the wife and the girl,"  ���were the parting instructions.   As Linn  approached  rhe house  he  was 'overcome hy a sense of the intrusiveness of  his mission.   Suddenly the glamor and  charm  of   newspaper   work-- vanished.  In vain he attempted to force himself  to go up the steps of the house. -The  -traditional incentive of the neWspaper  office; the argument that he must not  ."'fall down" on his assignment, failed  to stimulate his interest or his courage, and the longer he stood staring at  ���the -black streamer of crape that fluttered from the door the greater became  his   repugnance  for   his   disagreeablu  task.    Finally he turned on  his heel,  took a  car  back .to   the   office,   and  handed in his resignation with the ex-  Sdan-ation that some other man would  have to get that interview.   This episode  ended  his newspaper experience  and he soon secured a position as an  instructor in rhetoric in the University  *>f Chicago, where he is still engaged.  Mr. Linn's hook was written in  six  weeks,   while spending  a  vacation   in  Europe.    His success affords  another  example ot the fact that much of the  literature of theday ls >being made hy  the young, for h�� lu only twenty-five  years oi ng��.  The Millionaire and the Pie.  - .One time a millionaire found 'himself at -nightfall.to a small town that  was oninlstered to 'by no railroad. And  he had In his pocket a bne-hundred-  dollar foill aud in his stomach a sense  of hunger.  And he went to the only store in the  town, to buy food for himself. Now the  keeper of the store was a man of  muoh caution and narrow mind.  "I am .as hungry as my stomach  knows how to be," said the millionaire affably.   ''Sell me that veal, pie."  As he spoke he laid down the hundred-dollar bill.  The cautious storekeeper picked lt  up and looked at it with doubt mingled  with distrust and accompanied with  dubiety. Then he said: "My veal .pie  is worth ten cents to me, but I never  ���heard of such a_bill as that. Give me  one with another picture on It, for thia  one ls not worth a veal pie, I am sure."  And the millionaire said:  "My friend, it so happens that this  . evening finds 'me with no other picture  bills upon my person nor yet any coin.  The" bill is surely worth a hundred of  the ordinary, every-day kind. But that  4s neither here nor there."  But the storekeeper shook his head  .sourly. , ^   "Nothing will recompense me for the  veal pie but money that I can understand. There may' be hundred-dollar  bills,' but I never saw. one before. X  know the worth of my veal pie, and If  you have ten cents you can eat It, but  if you haven't you'can't."  "But I have not ten cents," said the  millionaire; "so let us put it on another toasLs. Give me the veal pie out of  charity, for my stomach is not used to  being put off.".  "Now we're on familiar ground," saI-3  the storekeeper, as he sliced a piece of  cheese and ate lt; "I have seen beggars many times, and as I never saw  one so well dressed as you are I doubt  you. You cannot be a beggar. Your  clothes' betray you, and even if you  were on* I would not help you as I do  not believe in encouraging mendicancy."   ���   '���������." <=  "You aire';difficult beyond a doubt,"  said the millionaire, raising his eyebrows and shaking his head. "I have  it. Let me work for-the veal pie. I  am strong. Have you no boxes that  need unpacking, no goods that need to  l>e shelved?" ��� .-'  SaJd the storekeeper, looking at the  clock:'"I have never insulted the frame  that the Lord gave me by calling in  others to -jte> that which I can do myself. My boxes are unpacked and my  goods -are." shelved.    If  you  have   ten  plays in New York before taking them ! cents you.can take the veal pie, but be  jut on the road."    "What's the idea?"  ' quick, for it is the hour of closing."  ���Well, if a play succeeds in New York, |  ihe rest ofthe country wilL know it's  rotten."���"Life."  A Scatter of Contrast  "Give an example of ho-w heat es-  6ands and cold contracts." "In the  mrcimer the days are long; tn the wln-  cer they are short."���"Judge."  Mot Gttlty.  "Who made the world?" snapped  out a rather testy inspector yaars ago  to a class of very small boys. No answer. Several times he repeated ������ the  question, getting louder and more Incensed each time. At last a poor'little  fellow, kneading hia eyes vigorously  with his knuckles; blubbered out,-  ''Please, air, it waddn'me."  Then the millionaire.felt in his vest  pockets and found a counterfeit dime  j wWch  he'had received in change the  1 day before.   And rendered desperate by"  ��� his hunger he gave the storekeeper the  dime and-received in exchange the veal  pie.    For . to   the   near-sighted   storekeeper the coin looked good.  As for the millionaire, he ate the pis  like a shipwrecked mariner.   And tha  . near-sighted storekeeper dropped   tho  (counterfeit -into his  till with contentment.���Charles Battell Loomis ln "Saturday Evening Post." "  Scene: A collapsed building. "Kapa  alive, Mike! We're rescuin' ye." Voic��  from .the debris���Is big Clancy op there  "Wid ye? "Sure he Is." "Ast him wud  he be so kind as t" step aft the rooins.  I've enough on top av ane trldout Mm."  ���BraoUjro ���%!��*" 7 A^.i^.^-  Navy Gut Mild, Medium and Full  Navy Mixture.  Navy  Cut  Cigarette  Tobacco,  Cigarettes.  Tobacco,  Nayy/Gut  Tobaccos and Cigarettes are Second to None  WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTING ACEMTS fOR WESTERN CANADA.  tOII & CO., Ltd, Victoria, B, C  MONTREAL, Sole Manufac^  turers ofthe "Pinto Shell Cor-  _  do van" Gloves and Mitts  11      R. H. CAR LEY, B.C.Agt.  One seven-roomed house and  , ��* . ��� one three-room'bouse  for rent.  Three dwelling houses for sale on easy terms.  One Lot on Stanley street, opposite Royal  Hotel for sale at a bargain.  SEE ANNABLE  Boohs stud ^hoes made to or<lei\ .Invisible.Patching  a Specialty. Only Union Men Employed. My stock  of fine ready-made work lowest priced in tbe city.   ���  NEELANDS' OLD STAND, BAKER S  IDEAL  Corner Mill and Josephine  Sts.  SMOKE  THE   CELEBRATED  Several families are  buying their groceries at  the little store on the corner of Josephine and Mill  Streets. Why not join the  happy throng and deal  with Joy atthe "  RfAR   RSPES.  \h\ Cash Grace  ��m  R.   G.   JOY,   PROPRIETOR  A large s-trck  of M'ilinery and  Ladies' Out/.tthiRs  Also Ladies' Hair Goods.  MRS. ENFIELD  "^ext Store to   Hudson   B^y Company  Frank  Fletcher  I'KOVjyciALT.AXiysUIlV.EYoil  .   Ijindsahri SllnernlCliilmsSurveyeil.   . ^  und Crown GranU*d  i'.O. Box 5fiS       OTOec: Kootcha j*' St., Neb on  !^&  (f)  UJ  a.  <  0)  o  z  Q  <  UJ  _1  UJ  I  K  Lu  O  UJ  CA  W. A Thurmarr  Depot for Briar Pipes, Nelson  Job Printing  1 -'}'".  --   %"  Letter Heads,  Bill Headis,  Statements,  Note Heads,    ,  Envelopes,  Business Cards  Dodgers,  Tags,                   ~  Etc., Etc., Etc.  *    "; r  We Print  ^  :  The Economist  Complete Stock of Stationey  Order* by Mail Receive Prompt Attention.  VERNON    STREET,  NELSON,  B.  C  West Kdotehay Butcher Co  Wholesale and Reiull  D����ler��ln  FRESH-  SALT MEATS  Catnps supplied on shortest  notice.and lowest prices.  Mail orders receive careful  attention.  Nothing but fresh and  wholesome meats and supplies  kept in stocTc.  E. C.TRAVES. Manager  W. G. Gillett  Guilder   and   Contractor  __ Estimates given on stone, br :  and woodwork.  Brick and Lime for Sale  Fred. J. Squire  Tenti and awdIde* m��de ���nd wj Aired.  ClotblDe cleaned and mended.  O^er ihe Wallace-Miller Co,, tai  JOB      PRINT! KG      AT  THE  ECONOMIST   OFFICF  / THE NELSON ECONOMIST  Tragedies of the Arctic.  "**TT X 'extraordinary coincidence   ha��  ll     "been developed by a recent ArctU  *Ti    tragedy  brought  about   by  th��  expedition  of   the  Duke   of  tha  "Atoruzzi.  *3Vhen ' this navigator went on hia  Journey to the North Pole he took with  him among others Lieutenant Querlnl,  a Venetian gentleman of an old and  noble family. His work over, the Duke  returned, but the lieutenant was not  with him, for he had lost his llf��  through an accident -In the Arctic regions.  Now, at the very time when this accident occurred a professor in the technical school In Trieste, while rummaging in the archives of that city, dls-  1 covered a manuscript'bearing the dat��  JR01, and containing an account of a  journey made by one Pietro Querlnl, in  1421, to the Arctic -regions. - Querlnl Is  not a common name, and a little Investigation showed that Pietro Querlnl  was a direct ancestor of the other Pietro QuerinI who lost his life In the Arctic seas a few months ago.  "Querlnl," says the old manuscript,  "sailed from Candia for Flanders on  board a'vessel loaded with merchandise and precious stones. When he ar-  rlvedjn Flanders he sold his cargo: and '  started for the Arctic regions. A storm  forced him to abandon his ship and to  take refuge with his crew in two barks.  The wind then carried them to the  coaat of Norway, but on January 9,  1432, Querlnl . was again shipwrecked  near the Lofoden Islands In seventy  degrees, north latitude, and almost all  his companions were drowned." '������.'��� '  For some time it was supposed that  lie, too, had been drowned,.but In January, 1433, he appeared in "Venice with  "ten. companions, the only survivors of  his original crew of seventy-eight men.  It seems 'that he succeeded in gaining  lhe shore after the others -had. been  drowned, and then slowly -made' his  way, home through Denmark and Germany. :    ���  "Although these two Pietro Quer-  inis.'.'-says a. French writer, "are sepaT-  ated,from each other toy-five-centuries,  we find the same destiny afwork in the  case'of each." And he continues, with  a dash of playfulness: "Is it not pos-  . slble ; that"\ the adventurer, of the fifteenth century, desiring-fto enjoy once  'more the exciting days of his youth,  actually became incarnated as a hero  of the -twentieth century?"      "^   -  A       A Real" Help.  The "Woman's Aid Society In New  York has done great work in helping  the poor. Like all oharitable organizations, it has to contend with ingratitude, stupidity, and wIWul improvl-  dence.r. The "Commercial Advertiser"  relatiis one Instance that Is amusing- to  read of, but must have been a -trifle  discouraging to the society.  To a poor woman whose husband  ���was in jail -they gave some clothing  and ten dollars In money, thinking that  ehe would know best what she wanted,  and so spend the money .more wisely  than they.  A week after the gift had been made  a deputation of members called at the  squalid home to see the results of their  ���assistance. They found* no 'improve-  aient in the condition of the family.  "Well, Mrs. Nolan," asked one ol  4."hem, "how are you getting along?"  "Fine," said Mrs. Nolan.,..:  "Did the clothes fit,'and did .you find  ��. use for the money?" y'  "Sure, the clothes fitted 'fine, an' the  childer-looked so nice, I had, all their  pictures took ,wid the money- ye gave  ane, an' I'm going to have, me own  look this week to send, to the old folks  In Ireland."  'Algy��� Pooh Gussie"s condition it  Tewy ferious, indeed. He" cawn't evea  twaise hl;s..head fwom the pillow. Percy  -���Great "heaven-s I -What's the-matteh *  !Aigy���The' foolIsli"fellah" lost .his head  In a game of ping-pong lawst'evening.  ��.nd played steadily foh neahly-fifteen  A Useful Helpmate.  'The editor of the  Grapevine  '"leUy  graph," . after >��� spending, ''/six'. "y'ears1  .-without; a    break, ..-in    the���.ieditorials:  Uiarness, felt himself entitled to a vaca-  >tion; and went away to the' mountains  ior   a  month's    hunting   and   fishing,-  QeavJng his wife in charge -of the paper.  On his return he was astonished to  find liis oflice overflowing  with-.potatoes.   Everything that could be turned  Into a;receptacle was filled; with them:'  Each pigeonhole in his desk-.contained',  a po.ta.Lo.    The drawer of his editorial  table was bursting with potatoes.   Old  Ink-kegs, lined with papers, were filled  ami  heaped   with   them.     There  wer*  potatoes In the coal-bucket, in the ash-  pan, and even in the stove Itself.   ,.  They were no small potatoes, -either.  Every one of them was as big as his  fist, and some were as big as two fists.  The collection would have taken a pre-  wilurn at a county fair.  "Lucy," he said, after the greetings  were over, "what does all this mean?"  "Oh," she almost sobbed,"! wanted  to do something original, -and so I announced, in the first number or the  paper I printed after you went  away, that the 'Telegraph* would  be sent, for one year to the person sending us the largest potato raised In this county, for six  _ months to the person sending the next  ' laigesft,' and-for' three months tq the  one sending the third Largest. The po-.  tatocs began coming in Tight away,  and they've been coming ever since.  Srow.-a persons, I am afraid, have tried  ���to get all three of the prize's. .1 hare  fcegged the people not to send any  "more, and'I do believe they are' doing-  it now for a joke. We can't ���announce:  any prizes till they quit coming, and  there are some boys In the other room  ���with their pockets'bulging with them  right now, and���Oh. Cyrus, what, shall  ve do ?"  "Do?" said the editor, with a. grin on  his. face. "Do? The right thing to d-o  would be for me to go away for auotn-  er month and let you continue to edit  .the, paper. Potatoesjarc worth a doK  lar a bushel, arid you have'got enotigi  of .them here to. pay all the expenses  of my trip, and all they cost us Ls -a  dollar an-4 seveuty-five cents' worth of  'Telegraph.' , If you want an appreii-  .-Uce, just consider me In line for tha  ,   j**" -"..ooA^Ooh     A.  Eyeache and  Headache.  Eyestrain  causes  both.  Drugs  relieve  only  temporarily.   Properly adjusted glasses remove  the cause and effect a  permanent cure.  Satisfaction guaranteed.  -������v-^-K"'** "*^  ���fe  (��>  CURES ALL EYE DISEASES.    V S*  MTLAMEO EYES.SCALES ON UO  GRANULATION ETC.  Patenaude Bros.  Opticians  Baker  Street,   Nelson.  ��� New York's Fussy Society.  { �� 07T LLOWING for a certain dlfter-  f_i ence in the degree of barbar-  . tTi Ism," says Sydney Brooks In  "Harper's Magazine," "Rome  In Its decline could alone furnish a  parallel to New York's Four Hundred.  The American aristocracy has no equal  In Europe for ability to turn -the simplest sort of diversion into a function,  a.nd every function into a ceremony. It  Is-not of tliem I write, though their  passion for Incongruous artificialities  and-the glare in which they live have  -infected all strata. An exasperated  Englishman once described the social  -.atmosphere of Manhattan Island as  'rather fussy,' but that was only in  comparison with the English way of  doing thing3. The charm of London  hospitality is that there is never the  slightest strain put upon either host o*  gruest. The American hostess; like the  French hostess, feels that s-he'must be  continually 'entertaining' her' guest;  she considers it a reflection on.her hospitality if the guest ia left a. moment  alone; she looks upon It as her duty to  be continually providing fresh amusements, and is constantly troubled by  doubts as to whether the visitor Is really 'enjoying' himself. That is one of  the reasons why Americans, after the  pampering they get at home, are apt to  feel themselves neglected ln London,  and left out Ic the cold."  Feith and Works.  A piece of bright class-room repartee  comes from a Western college. " Th��  professor had been annoyed by the tar-  Ly entrance of a student Into the lecture-room, and pointedly stopped talking until the man took his seat.  After class the student went to the  desk and apologized.  "My watch was fifteen minutes out "���  the way, sir. It's bothered ine a good  jieal lately, but after this I shall put  :.o more faitli in it."  "It's not faith you want lr lt," replied the professor; "it's works."-  Notice  Notice Is licreby given tbat 20 days after  divte 1 intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of LunilB and Works for a special license to c:ut and carry uwuy timber from the  following described luiidsaiinate on lionndttry  Creek about seven miles from the Kootenay  Hiverin West Kootcnuy District: (Jominen-  cinirat.a post on-the north ulde oi Boundary  Creek mnrked"A. J. ��� AIcGulrcV N. E. corner  post, thenee south 80 chain*, tlieucc west 80  chuiux, thence north 80 chains, thence eutt  80 chains to the plueu ot commencement.  A. J. McGuiu*.  Creston, B. C, Aug. 17th, lwa.  Notice  Notice I* hereby eivcii that JO d��ys after  date I iutend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Worki) for a special license to cut and carry away timber from the  following described lands, situate on Boundary Creek, and about nine miles from Koote  nay Hivcr In the-West Kootenay District:  Comnienclni; at upuston the north side o\_  Boundary Creek marked "K. Mallandaine,'  Jr.'s" N.\V. corner, thence south 40 chains,  thence east 160 chains, thence north 40chains,  thence west 160 chains toplaceof commencement.  IS. Mallakdaix^, Jn.  Creston,B.C., August 17th. 1003.  Notice  Notice is hereby. given that V/3 days after  date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for u special license to cut and curry away timber from the  following described lands, .-ituute on Boundary Creek, about nine mllcB West from the  Kootenay Itlvcr, in the We��t Kootenay District. Commencing ut a post ou the north  ��i'de ofBoundury Creek, marked "F. G. .Little's" N; K. corner post, thence south 40  inhains, thence west lbo chains, thence north  10 chains, thence east to place of commencement 160 chains.  '���'��� '���������������������:��� V.G. Little.  Creston, B. C, August 17th, 1903.  Notice  A Story of "ceil Rhode*.  Mr. Cecil Rhod< ' latest biographer,  'Mr. Hensman, contradicts the atorjr  that Rhodes ever used the phrase "he  never met a man whom he could not  buy." The germ of this Action, Mr.  Hensman says, "is to be found In the  Pact that one day, many years ago,  when discussing his proposed telegraph  wire from one end of Africa to the  other, somebody asked him how he..  .proposed to carry it across the Soudan,  which was then under the domination  of the Khalifa. ' 'Oh, leave it to me," <  Rhodes answered. 'I never met: the  man yet that I could not come Fo an  agreement with, and I shall be able to  Jlx=thlngs^upjvlth^  the time.comes.' ... This is the true version- of a .-story-, that in Its distorted  form;-has .ij'een- so widely circulated."  Notice is hereby given that 30 days after  .late I intend toapply to the Chief Coin mi H-  -ilonerofLandsand Worksforaspeeial license  to cut and carry away timber from the following described lands situate on Boundnry.  Creek, about six miles from the Kootenay.  Itlver iu West Kootenay District. '.'Commencing utupost on the north side of Boundnry  Crock marked -'a. S. Farquliar.son's," N. K.  corner post, thence south 80 chains, thence  west 80 chains, thence north 80 chains, tlieuce  east 80 chains toplaceof commencement. ,  A. S. KAKaunxitaoK.  Creston, B. C Aug. 17tb.-190Ji.  Land Application  Sixty days after date, 1 intend to apply to  the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Work  for the following land: Commencing at *  post utthe north-west corner of lot 8s5. Oa  Kootenay District, thence due vest 40 chalnsl  thence south 40 chains, thence east 40 chains,,  thence north along west boundary of lot 835  (il,' to point of commencement, containing  lfiO acres. ��� M. E. Flktchek.  kelson, 25th July. 1903.  Proof Positive.  ���"A; convict at a French penal settler  ment. who was" undergoing a life sentence, desired to marry a female convict, such marriages being: of common  pecvrrerice. The governor of.the colony.  offered no .objection, tout the.priest proceed d tn cross-examine the it's ner.  "Did you not marry in France?" &���  asktd.  .   "Tes."   . ��� .{'.'  "And your-wife is dead?" ,*}-���'������  "She is."  ,   "Have   you  any  document to show  that she Is dead?"  "No."'     .'     .  "Then I must decline to marry yno.  Vou must produce some proof that  ycur wife [s dead."  , There was a pause, and the bride  prospective looked at the would-b*  ��room. ' ���:  Finally he said:"',1 .can  prove  that  my rormer wife !s dead."  "i-l<s>w will you do so?"  "I was sent here for killing-her.**  The     bride  accepted  hlra    notwtti-  s'.andin-jr.���"Scotsman*  A posLdfliccwill l>e opi nod at Poplar  nex* il'indav.  Fred Jivinc & Co.'arc advertising  Liulie-i'Storm aiiil Rainy Day Skirts  "rom ����75 it p. ''Ladies -Dress Skirts  from $;i.00 tip. Ladii-s' Full nnd Win-  -cr Coats from $-*i.00 t<>S25.00��icli. Tbe  balance of tlieir Children's Coats are  -telling nt Cost Price.  They have also a new lot* of Ladies'  Felt Ilats.  WANTED  Volunteer Scrip, South African Grant, ��t  lowen-toiRhprice. Oflcw to ��XDVzr CHir-P,  Box 91,: Victoria, P. C.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  a7-Tri5oy-=V==Mlneral=Glaini,=situate^=lnU he-  Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay  Cistrict.  Where located: Ou Rest Creek, a tributary  ��f the North Fork ofSjlmon Kiver.  Take notice that I, John McLatchie, acting  ��� s agent for .1 limes liarnet . JIaeLaren,  .���'roe Miner's Certificate No. B71,7tM, and Edmund D. Sewell, Free Miner's C'ertltieate No.  1)71,704', intend:'sixty days from the datehere-  >f,loapplj- o ;he Mlnlnijltccorder foraCer-  Mtlcalcof Iiuprovemenls.'for the purpose of  .jbtalnli.gat'rown Grant of the ubt,ve claim.  And further take notice that action, under  ���section HI. must be commenced before the in-  JuanceofKiich Certificate oflmproveinents.  Dated this 27th day of July, A. 1>. 1����.  John vcLatchix.  Certificate of Improvomtnt*.  Archer, Gipsy and Nelson Star 'Mincrat  Claims, situate-in the Nelson Mlnliiir Division  uf Went Kootenay district.  Where located: Seven tnlles west of Nelson, ha ll"-m lie nurtli of railway truck.  Take notice that-1, Charles \v. Husk, acting  us agent for Arthur I'owyn,  Free Miner's Cer-  Illcatf'No. H M.17-1,  intend sixty days from  -lie dute hereof, toapply  to  the  Mlnins  Ue-  corder for certitlcates ol liii|>r<>veiiiciiu, for  he purjxise ol obtainiutjCravvii Grants of the  ubnvc ciiiIiiih.  And further take notice, that action under  Section 37 must he coinineucecl before the Issuance of snrh certificates of Improvements  Dated this 12th September. IPOS.  Chas. W. Dusk.  Certificate of Improvements.  Republic and Kepubllc Fraction Mineral  Claims, Bltuate lu the Nelson Mining Division  of West Kootenay District.  Where  located:    lietweca   49 and   Eagle  f*f>u��trsi  Takenotlce Mint I, Charles W. Busk, actl ns  as njrent for Arthur Powys. Free Miner's Certificate Ko. 1! .IS.nJ, intend sixty days from  the date hereof to apply to" the Minin- Ke-  corder Tor Certificates of Improvements for  the purpose of obtaining Crown Grants of  the above claims.  And further Uike notice, that action under  Section 37 must lie commenced before the Issuance ofsuch Cerlillcat��-s of Improvements.  Dated this h!th September, l'JU3.  C'n.va. \V. Busk.  Corporation of the Ci1y of Nelson  ELECTRIC LIGHT RATES  Klectrlc light rates for lhe month of October are now due and payabient tbe City offices. Jf pai'lon or before l he 15th November.*  discount of 30 per cent will be allowed.  By order, i  ��.C.McMORR!S  City Clerk.  Ketoon. October 31,190?.  New Fall Goods Just Arrived  ioo Pieces of Fancy Flannelettes, suitable for Ladies'. Shirt and Blouse Waists, Wrappers and Chfldren's Dresses, worth 20c.  Sale price, i2^c. New White and Grey Saxony Wool Blankets, oil sizes and qualities. New Wool Comforters and Eider Down  Quilts. New Table Covers, Portierres and Curtains, new Table Linens, Towels and Sheetings, new Laces, Ribbons, Gloves and  Dress Trimmings.  narpiDS in RiHgs, Afi Squares, Oilcloths, LiROleeiis, Lace Ceiiaiiis  ���*&W*S��'hrtx  /RV/A/EfiCO  BURNS   BLOCK,  BAKER STREET  $7.50 PER TON,  DELIVERED  All orders miist "be accompanied by cash and should "be forwarded  either personally or by mail to the office of  '     W. P. TIERNEY, GENERAL AGENT  ISTow is the Time to pick 3ro*ur Carpets and Linoleums just beforehouse-cleah-  ling.     We carry a -very large assortment, patterns, very latest.   See onr Go  'cans ranging in prices from $3.00 to $30.00.  Furniture Dealers and   Undertakers  KOOTENAY     .  .    J  COFFEE C04  i  Coffee Roasters  :  -Dealers  cenic  Direct Line.    [  Kast  Winnlpes  Ton mto  Ottawa  Montionl  New York  West  Vancouvr  Victoria  Seutllo  l'f>rtlnnd  ami Kruncisco  ViaSooI'uciftcLliie.St. Paul, Chicago and  nil U.S. points.  S..S. Service from Vancouver  roAlHHkn, Japan. China, Hnwali, aVustrulia  SettliTS" lUites Westbound, sold dally till  November 30. '  TtiniUKli bookinnK to Kna'and and the Continent, via ull S. ��. linen.  For time tables,raloa and luf-rniation, np-  l>ty to local agouts, or write,  J. S. CARTER,  DisLHaRS. Aut.,  Nelson.  E. .T. COYLE,  A. (J. I'. A.  Vuucnuver  JOHN  Mc LATCH IE  Dominion and  Provincial  Land Surveyor  Op. BC. Customs House, Nelson,  WADDS BROS.  '"Tea and Coffee  Wc are offering at lowest prices the best  grades of Ceylon, India, China and Japan  Teas.  Our Best Mocha and Java"C61Fcc per  pound.. S  40  Mocha and Java Blend, 3 pounds. .... i 00  Choice Blend 'Coffee, 4 pounds......... 1 00  Special Blend Coffee,0 pounds. I 00  Hio Blend Coffee, fi pounds  1 00  Special Blend Ceylon iYa, per p->und.    so  A TRIAL ORDER SOLICITED.  For Sale  ���$1500���Seven-rootned house and  two lots in good position. Terms,  small cash deposit, balance monthly  payments. .  ���jfjgop'-^Two-storey house and lot  on Observatory street. Car passes  the house. Terms, small cash'de-  p^sltT^Balalrce^'TnohThly^paymerits.  or Rent  $ to.00���Four-roomed cottage on  Stanley street, next to the corner oi  Observatory street.  $8.oo���Four-roomed cottage ou  the corner   of   .Ward    and  Gore  'Streetsf==^��=��mi=^=a=^^="a"="'^~ ������-=__  KOOTENAY COFFEE CO.  Telephone 177.  P. O. Box 182.  VYEST     BAKER    STREET,    NELSOPl]  50  YEARS'  EXPERIENCE  Trade Marks  Designs  Copyrights &c  /nTona sondlnj a sketch and description mny  aulclclr uscortaln our opinion free whetlier an  Invention la probably piitentable. Communion.  Lions strictly conadontlal. Handbook ou Patent!  sent free Oldest neency for securing patents.  I'ntenta takon through Munn & Co. recetva  special notice, without charge; in tho  Vancouver and Nelson -  BAKgR STREET, NELSON, B- C  A nandaomely illnstroted -weekly. J.nTce3t circulation of any scientific journal. Terms, ?3 a  yenr; tourmonths.il. Sold by all ��ewsdcalers.  MUNN & Co.36,BroadHS* New York  Branch Office. 625 F Bt, Wuhmstoii. D. C.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  ���Roynl Seal and Rnysil CHnrter Mlnoral  Claims, situate in tlie Nelson ill nlng Division  or West Kootenay District.     ��  Where located: Between 41) and Eagle  Creeks.  _ Take notice thnt I, RobortScott I.cnnie, act-  li>K-!i.s agent for M. H. liavys. Free Miner's  (Jerlltlm't'o Xo \__0S3Sfl, and Alfred Uunki-r,  Free Miner's Certiii-atc Nn. I180,7f>-1, Intend  sixtv davs from tne date hereol, toapply lo  the Mining Keeordi r ror Ortifli-otes of-Im-  Brovemenls, for'Uie purp>>su of obtaining  rovvn Grants of the above claims.  A">rt ntrtlier tnkc notice, "that nctlon under  Section ft7 must lie (-oirimeiifed before the is-  ��i::iucc of 3:ioh Cortiileittesof Improvotnents.  I>atctl thi.s lSlli August-, 1903.  ������''-��� 15. S. I-ENXIIC  Bartlett House  (Formerly Clarke House)  The best 81 per day house in Nelson.  .���None'but white help employed.    The bar  li c best.  G.-.W.   Bartlett,    Prop  CERTIFICATE OF 1MFR0VEMEHTS.  Marchasit Tailor,  Emerald Ko. 2 Mineral Claim, silnatc.ia  the Nelson Mining'Division of West Kootenay  District.  Where located : At tliPBummitat llic bead  or 49 and Summit Creeks, adjoining Uie  Sbandon  Mineral claim.  Tnlce n.jtieo that I, Kejrinald M. jraednn-  ald, Free Miner's certificate No. USS.-Uti,  Inlend sixtv days from the date  hereor, to apply to the Mining Ttecfrdcr t,,r  a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown siant of the above  claim.  ' , ' '���  And rurthcr take notice that .'iction. nn-  Aer section 37, must be commenced before  the iHSunncc ol sucli certificate of improvement B.  Datea this 17th day of-JuIy. A.l). 30G3.  Tremont   Blk,   Baker   St,    East  In hiie&t tlosi-gns and best quality?

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