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 ������i.TOIfaSi.,  ,.....���   ^    ...   ..TT. .J...  iffr'tuAJUJ.  ______  -~r-.i .iff-.^ae, ..T*��.-^..liripJ^>ty  ffr_____i __n____f  VOLUME VI.  NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, MAY 9, 1903.  NUMBER 43  US''.  M ,1  ��'  /  11   ���  1  )  A Feat Seldom Exceeded by  Any Troops.  A GREAT FORCED MARCH  Canada Has Reason to be Proud of  the Men Who Fought at  Cut Knife.  Ottawa Citizen, May 2.  This is the eighteenth anniversary of the fight at Cut Knife Hill  in the Northwest rebellion of '85,  and the statue to the Ottawa men  who were killed on that occasion  will be decorated in memory of the  event. It was one of" the most  spirited and gallant affairs in  which Canadian troops have fought  and deserving of being held in appreciative remembrance. That it  came within an ace of being recorded  among "the regrettable incidents"  of warfare, and yet was not, may  be ascribed without boasting to the  pluck, nerve and steadiness of the  Canadian soldier. Since 'that he  has been mixed up in bigger things,  but Major Winter, who has been at  Tel-el-Kebir and in South Africa  also, is witness of 'he fact that the  Cut Knife fight was as hot or hotter than any corner he was in elsewhere.  On   the   afternoon   of May 1st,  1885, Col. Otter left Battleford  on  a reoonnaisanco   with   350  troops  consisting     of    Mounted     Policb,  Queen's   Own   rifles,   20    Ottawa  sharpshooters and a detachment of  B battery with two old 7-pounders  and a galling.   They were all inexperienced troops. The force marched  40  miles   between   3   p.m.  and 4  o'clock on the morning  of  May 2,  whon they  came in contact  with  Poundmaker's forco of  half-breeds  and    Indians.     The   latter   had  prepared an ambush in two ravines  forming  a   semi-circle  across  tho  road just after it crossos  Cut Knife  Creek.     Tho   situation    generally  resembled De Wet's ambush of  the  British at San mi's Post, but  fortu-  natoly tho Canadian scouting  wan  better, though  not so   good  as  it  Ehould have  boon, and  tho  troop*  ���wore not takon hy surprise though  they had advanced ho far into  the  Indians' position that shortly after  tho firing commenced   tlio  braves  streamed   down    tho   ravines   on  oilhor Bido parallel with  tho  road  and, reaching tho bod of tho crook,  had them  practically  surrounded.  ��� Tho IndianB woro two to ono, '150  boing armed K'ith Winchesters and  200 with smooth bores.   Tho Canadians deployed in  a circle with  tho groatost BtoadinoHH undor a hot  firo nnd a vory warm  ongngomonl  onauod whioh hiBtod six or sovon  hourB.   It was at oloeo quarters on  Bovoral occasion?, tho IndianRcharging intrepidly up  to tho galling.  Tho two old 7-pouiulors, whioh hud  beon brought out by   WolHoloy in  1870, promptly hroko down  whim  tho fight commenced, tho  carriages  being two rotton to stand  a service  ohargo.   Thoro was a lurgo camp of  Indians not fur off from whioh tho  lighting mon woro  reinforced  and  tho  affair  gavo   ovory   promiso of  becoming another Custer masHacre.  Tho  Canadians   kept  well   under  cover and gave the Indians an good  as thoy got.   Tho Indians lost   1(1  killed and Col.  Otlor'n force had S  killed and 15 wounded, four of the  casualties lining   among   Ottawa's  littlo forco of twonty mon, I wo of  whom, Rogers and Osgoode, were  killed, and Major Winter, then  color-Fergeant, and Private Mc-j  Quilkin wounded. Luckily, about  noon Poundmaker's force began to  run out of- cartridges, and as the  firing blacked off, Col. Otter skilfully withdrew his little force.  Charlie Ross, the scout, fired the  prairie grass behind them, which  helped to check the Indians who  were following. The little Canadian force reached Battleford that  night at ten o'clock, completely exhausted, having marched in all  eighty miles and fought seven  hours between 3 p. m. Friday, and  10 p. m. Saturday���a feat seldom  exceeded by any troops in any war.  Altogether it was a mo3t trying experience and like other fights the  Canadians have been in since the  casualty list was not an index of  the hotness of the corner  so much as a tribute to  their workmanlike manner - of  utilizing cover and the utter absence of any symptoms of "rattle,"  which, whether it causes t men to  run forward or backward, equally  exposes them to useless slaughter.  Canada has every reason to be  proud of the men who fought at  Cut Knife, and the memory of their  exploit should not be obscured by  the glamor of more recent achieve  txients, especially in the minds of  the rising generation.  About 20,000 imigrants arrived  in the west in April, which is about  8,000 more than March and 10,000  more than May, which was the  record month, last year.  Ensign Wilkin?, who is in charge  of the local Salvation Army corps,  is busy gettings things into shape  for the coming self denial effort,  which commences to-morrow, May  10. The army is doing a great  work throughout tho world, especially in rescuing young women  from lives of shame and trying to  reform law-breakers.  William E. Wasson, city treasurer of Nelson, was married nlBar  rie, Ont., ten days ago, to Miss Lfb-  bio Lennox, daughter of Thoe. W.  Lonnox. Mr. and Mrs. Wasson arrived in Nelson Wednesday evening' . -  Wo havo rcceivod the first ippui  oftho Morrissey Dispatch, a neath  printed, well edited 8-pago paper.  Tho editor in J. \l. Wallace  Ymir has a dramatic club, which  presented the "Fruit of His Folly''  tlio other evening in that town,  The dramatic critio of tho Ymii  Mirror says it was an artistic triumph.  Tho first sod lms boon turned in  tho orcntion of tho new Carnegie library at SI. Catharines.  Hon. D.Gordon has resigned the  leadership of tho Conporvalivo Opposition in Prince Edward   Island  Tho funds for erecting distinctive  memorials on tho gravoB of dccc-aml  Canadian soldiers now amounts to  $0,000.  1 he Need of a  Really  Canadian Policy.  SILVER-LEAD   INDUSTRY.  The Miner and the Merchant in the  West Do Not Count at  Ottawa.  is done. The miner and the merchant of the West do not count.  The farmer whose markets depend  upon the presence among us of a  consuming population,, and the  Eastern operative, whose employment is regulated by the success of  the farmer, the merchant and the  miner, are treated as un��*orthy of  consideration. It is a.case in which  theory dominates, and we are bound  to have pucIi cases so long as free  trade doctrinaires are administering affairs.  D1SGII/ICEP  some way Mr. Martin's name  had  been   connected with   the transac-  tions,   it having  been  even   sug-!  gested that he was one of  the  two  members who was to benefit by the  f alleged formation  of  a land com-  [ pany.    It was also hinted that  he  Scope   of   the   Investigation! went to the hospital to avoid the  inquiry.    Mr! Martin  denied  that  A ntrcnt oar Horvioo is being agitated for Owen Sound. It is argued that the growth of the oily  renders il necessary.  Tho officials of tho C.tnudian Atlantic have declined the olTar of intervention in thotracUmen'H Htrike  on their road.  A human skololon wan found lie-  hind some treoH in St. Michael's  cemetery, Tronpstown, (Irenville  county.  The DoukhoborH are again hhow-  ing nignti of uneauinoHo.  The Mail and Empire.  The need of a really Canadian  policy is emphasized by the disappointment experienced in the West  owing to the failure of the Ottawa  Government to tak* into consideration the circumstances of the silver-lead industry. This .industry  is important to British Columbia.  It has given employment to as  many as 2,500 miners, and has sustained a population of 20,000. Owing to the adverse conditions imposed by the United States but 500  miners remain, and there has been  a wholesale exodua of other people.  The population of one town alone,  the town of Sandon, has been reduced from 2,000 to 500.  Under  favorable  influences   the  industry could   not  only  hold   its  own, but could   be   greatly   developed, thus enlarging materially the  market of Eastern operatives in the  West.    Every centre of activity, oi  course, adds to the demand for Canadian-made goods.    The lead industry, at one time, brought to the  surface   no   less   than   $4,000,000  worth of product   in   a year.    The  exchange of the value  of that product, or of a moiety  of  the  value,  meant business in which   the  East  fully shares.    If  tho aggregate of  mineral wealth exhumed  could  be  increased the trade   with  the East  would bo the   greater.    During the  early months  of  the present  year  ihe needs and tho  opportunities of  tlio industry were pressed upon the  Government not only by those most  intimately concerned in mining op-  iiratioiiK, but by the Liberal associations.    10very   Liberal   association  in tho Provinco  of  British Columbia and every Board of Tradecalled  upon Mr. Fielding for action.    Tho  members of Parliament supporting  lhe Government  endorsed  tho demand.    Mr. Ralph  Smith gave  it  his support.    Ho declared that the  industry  is threatened with   practical extinction, which would moan  a heavy loss to tho country.    "For  himHolf," ho  added, "lie was  pro-  pared    to   say    ho    would    support  tho    moiiHuro    advooatod   in  every     way     ho     could,    aH    it  was an  absolute nocosBily at this  present crisis."    Ono of  tho Minis-  turn, Mr. Temploman,  who   represents British Columbia in tho Cabinet, announced in  February  last  that whilo "ho did not wish   to follow in Mr. Tarte's footsteps in making statements that might be inter-  proled rs formulating a policy  for  tho   Government"���ho    was    evidently   afraid of  a  dismissal���ho  would   urge   upon   tho Cabinet in  eon noil the nec.-wityof doing something,    Tho budget has   now  been  delivered, und no notion  Iuih  been  taken further than the giving of an  intimation that, a bonus, which the  load industry nayH   is   useless, may  ultimately bo granted,  Hero h an industry drying up.  Tho Ciovernmont in seized of the  fads, Ono of iLh momhorri has undertaken to persuade his colleagues  that the crisis in serious, and lhat  relief niuHl bo given.    But nothing  EASTERN CANADA.  A Hamilton lad was sentenced to  60 days in jail for stealing $2.88.  The Blatchford Organ Company  is removing from Gait to London.  Mathias Strieker, the oldest resident of Waterloo is dead, atthe age  of 94 years.  Queen's University Board of  Trustees intends re-arranging the  medical college affairs.  Many familiesl have been rendered homeless by bush fires in the  vicinity of Buckingham, Que.  The customs receipts at Halifax  were $302,167 for Apri], an in crease  of $195,349 over the same month  last year. o  Rev. Dr. Pollock has resigned the  principalship of Halifax Presbyterian College, said resignation to  take effect at the end of one  year.  Angus Cameron, foreman in the  Durham Cement Works, had his  arm torn off above the wrist by  being caught in a belt. It was amputated. . : " -y. ���"'...������: ;.'���������  A fish story comes from Ottawa  saying a pike weighing 42 pound?  was caught in the Ottawa river, being the third largest ever caught  there.  Dr. Robert, Bell, acting director  of the Ottawa Geological Survey  Department, has gone to England,  whore he will receive the degree of  D. S. C. from Cambridge.  John Heap, Ashburnham, near  Peterboro', fell from his wagon,  alighting on his head and fracturing his skull, which caused paralysis of the body and limbs.  Stratford corporation has purchased the franchise, plant, etc., of  tho Water Supply Company for  $97,913.49, and will hereafter run  it as a municipal institution.  Hamilton Fuol Coramittoo has  decided to accept tho tender of a  Buffalo dealer for a supply of coal  to bo dolivorod not later than  August, at $5.70 for grato and $5.47  for nut.  Hamilton Trades and Labor  Council ifl on record in opposition  to Senator Loughood'B bill to make  it a criminal offonco for organizers  or roproflontativos of international  unions to ontor Canada.  BubIi fires, which havo boon raging Homo days in tho townships of  Dungannon and Faraday, Hastings  county, damaged  tho track of tho  Enlarged. .  he was in any way cognizant of the  transactions  alleged,   nor   had he  heard anything of the matter until  L. P.   DUFF AS   COUNSEL.  it came before the House.   He de  nied having any knowledge of application having been made in his  name for coal or prospecting licenses, and suggested that the  committee should investigate who  used the names of members in this  connection and for what purpose.  Need of a Modern Fire Alarm  System.  Political  Corruption on   a   Larger  Scale Than Ever Before  Contemplated.  All other political matters are  overshadowed by the revelations  now being made before the investigating committee at Victoria. The  Gamey charges at Toronto pale  into insignificance when compared  with the disclosures already  made before the Oliver investigating committee ; indeed, no political  scandal in Canada has ever aroused  the people so much as the one under consideration at the British  Columbia capital.  As yet it is impossible .-to form  an exact conclusion as to the extent of the corruptio a perpetrated,  and the conflicting .evidence fails to  indicate the numbe'r or tbe names  of the guilty persons. But there  can be no doubt that corruption on a large scale was contemplated, and it is only reasonable to conclude that there haa been  malfeasance in office of an overwhelming character. As before  stated, the evidence is contradictory, and the public will have to  suspend final judgment until, the  whole matter has been thoroughly  threshed out.  At first the task of examining the  witnesses was left to Mr. Oliver, a  man without knowledge of the rules  of evidence, consequently progress  was slow and unsatisfactory. B.ut  enough was revealed to induce the  Premier to enlarge the scope of the  investigation and provide Mr. Oliver with oounsol. In order to further facilitate matters, tho House  was adjourned for two weeks. ��� The  lawyer selected to assist Mr. Oliver, is Mr. 'Lyman P. Duff,  ono of tho brightest men at  the British Columbia bar. Deeply  learned in tho law, ho is probably  tho most formidable counsel that  could havo boon secured in the  Provinco.  Mr. Duff haB a brief that Bhould  win him famo, not only in British  Columbia, but throughout the  wholo Dominion. Besides, lio is  now in a position moro than any  othor man in tho Provinco, to render a groat and lasting sorvico to  tho pooplo, and thus boaomo a publio bonofactor. It ban boon buh-  poctod for somo timo that certain  One must give Mr. Martin credit  for his frankness in this matter.  His was the conduct of a man who  who waa not afraid of investigation,  and supplies an example worthy of  emulation by every member of the  House who has  reason   to believe  ADEQUATE    PROTECTION  Against Fire the "Burning" Question ofthe Hour���High School  Gets a Benefit. ��  Several complaints have been  made to this paper regarding the  conduct of the fire brigade at the  recent fire. The Economist does  not profess to be an authority on  fire brigades, and has no opinion to  express one way or the other.    But  knowledge of the transactions or  having in any way benefited by his  position in the Legislature. As  one paper puts it, they ehould wel-'  come the opportunity that has  arisen of thoroughly' clearing up  matters that are now so incomprehensible as to cast a shadow of public suspicion on the House generally.  himself   suspected  of  having had j the complaints on this score have  become so frequent of late that they  cannot be passed over in silence,  and it does seem as if the proper  authorities should make an investigation, if for no other reason than  to allay the feeling of insecurity  that now prevails. Moreover, it is  only fair to the�� members of the brigade that they should be given an  opportunity of explaining away the  charges of incompetency that are  made against them in many quarters. There should be a fair inquiry, and if the complaints cannot  be sustained, that should end the  matter, but if, on the other hand,  .the brigade, or any member thereof, is shown to be incapable, the  sooner an efficient brigade is secured the better. The men who  talk on the streets Bhould appear  before the proper authorities and  make their charges. It would be  well, too, if the council would at  once take up the matter of putting  in a fire alarm system. The necessity of this was demonstrated the  other day, when tho brigade ran  down to the AthabaB<a saloon, two  or three blocks away from the conflagration, thereby losing much  valuable time. All these matters  should be considered without prejudice, and with o determination to  render justice to the brigade, and at  the same time to secure the citizens  as much as possible against dam-  ago by firo.  Hon. W. W. B. Mclnnes and  Mr. Richard McBride availed themselves of the earliest opportunity of  placing themselves right with regard to the charges against the  government and members of the  Legislature. Mr. Mclnnes gave a  fair explanation of his positibn,  and Mr. McBride's relations with  the government at the time and  since the transactions are said to  have taken place were not friendly.  He was in the Simikameen when  Mr. Wells laid his famous recommendation before . the executive  counc 1, and visited Revelstoke on  August 25th and 26th, 1901. He  resigned on September 3, having  dbne no departmental business after his return to Victoria on the  eyenin'g of the 2nd. Tho famoui  order in council was passed on September 4th, 1901, the day after Mr.  McBride resigned. It thus seems  that Mr. McBride could not possibly havo known anything of the  transaction.  Central Ontario Railway near Ban-| mombora of tho Legislature aro not  nny hotter than thoy Bhould bo, and  it dovolvos upon Mr. Duff to soouro  ovidonco that will oithor juHtify or  disprovo th'iH suspicion. By this  rOBult confidence will bo restored.  Tho public aro intensely in oarnoHl  in this matter, and tho opinion is  freoly expressed that now to tho  tight timo to disinfect tho hotbed  of political corruption.  oroft bo that tho trains could   not  pilflH,  Tho Canada North-WoBt Land  Co. roturns for April phow an advance of about $1 on tho avorago  prico paid por aero IiihI yoar, though  slightly moro land wm sold during  April, 1902. Tho avorago price haB  boon $0 por aore.  Attorney-Goneral Pugsley introduced at, St. .lohn a bill importing  taxes on companies incorporated  in othor province.-) and having of-  licoH in New Brunswick. They will  to pay $50 a year whoro tho capital is $100,000 or Iohh, and $100  whoro tlieir capital oxooodfl that  num.  A. noteworthy feature of tho investigation, which must not be permitted to pans unnoticed, was the  uppoaranco boforo tho committee of  Mr. Joseph Martin, who had just  come from a Hick hod in tho hospi-  / tal to volunteor a   Htatement.   In  Tho Victoria Times thufl sums up  tho situation: "To have  passed tho  uHtimateB and appealed to tho olec-  torato might, to Homo of  tho members of  tho  House,  havo  boon   a  satisfactory solution of tho myfltory,  but such a courao would have boon  vory far  from  satisfactory  to tho  pooplo.     Thoy desire tho truth in  regard to the matter.    If any man  in public lifo has boon guilty of an  attempt  to  boiray  the  truBt   im-  posed in him, that  fact Bhould  bo  established.     Thon   if   tho  lowor  courts cannot or will not aot in his  case, tho high court of publio opinion will bo able to doal intelligently  with him.     Tho mon in tho public  lifo of British Columbia havo boon  smearing  ovor   and   covortng   up  offences against political morality  too long for the good of  tho provinco.    It is limu to tako some radical action.     .Wo mini h.i.�� a now  and a clean slate.    Wo fully expect  that beforo tho Holoot oommitloo of  Iho House Iuih concluded its busi-  noHH it will bo possible for tho electorate, when they aro given tho opportunity, to  ciury out  a  vory of-  footivo   programme of  segregation.  Whon the olonsing of   our political  courts    iH    completed    we     shall  go forward with a  magnificent  ac-  coHuion of hope and confidence."  Nelson High  School,  thanks  to  the efforts of Mr.   Galliher, has received from the Department of Inland Rovenuo,  a  complete Rot of  weights and measures of tho Motrio  syBtom, which ia probably doatiuod  very early to replace our  Knglioh  miscellaneous tables.   Thoy arrived  in a cabinet with  glass  front and  with thorn camo a largo chart and  an explanatory volumo  by J. L.  Vincont. Thoy havo boon plaood in  tho Soionco room and form  a vory  valuablo addition toanalroady ad-  mirablo oquipmont.    So far vory  few Bohools havo boon   so favorod.  ThiB is Iho Bocond  gift tho High  School haa received from  tho  Dominion Govommont.  Watkin-Millfl, tho famous English basso, will givo a recital in tho  opora houso on tho 14th inst.     A  largo audionco ifl  aflBiired as Mr.  Watkin-Millfl recoivoda warm wol-  como on tho occasion of  hia viult  hero li\Ht year.    Ho will bo accompanied by Mr. Parlovitz, tho celebrated Polish pianist.     Regarding  Mr. Parlovitz, tho Minneapolis Tribuno Hays: "Too  much  cannot  bo  paid in   praise of  Kdouard   Parlovitz,  Polish  pianist,   who  Hharod  with Mr. MillH the enthuHiaHtio applause    Ho played a gigantic program.    BoriidoH bin  hoIo numborti,  he played tho accompanimontH tor  Mr.   Mills  and gave   titrong oup-  port."  ���-���ef  ;,;jF  ��.   "  , 'i  >\   it  ��1r,  t. <.'  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M!ytf  5> *S7    h^>   rHarfa-S. r^,��-, ~j* ^H��-yrr>. ^+Tr���  a. 4s*.-..  w ran "*' $ jj��S-   ^s&  ���PJ^-Jj^-G^  ^- r T*!_.  _S______________i=_g^  J& o- i^n 7  il.ffftlf*'-*-'*-^  ��� W.lllHtlftffillMtnili  ll  V   %��"1 Afjfi.'Tei  i . ^...r   ...HV      .   ..I, ,���      -    -  ���    .JH  mganlj  7r��-H^7   T^^T-H^r  THE   NELSON    ECONOMIST  J  v ,---  Ui  if-  �����  The Nelson  Economist  Published every Saturday afternoon sit  Vfbsos Street, Xelsox, B. C.  $i.oo Per Year Strictly in Advance  Advertising rates made known on application.  Address all communications. "Publisher of The Nelson  Economist. Nelson.B. C."  All changes in advertisements to  insure insertion should reach this  office not later than Thursday at  12 o'clock.  EDITORIAL COMMENT.  o   Just by what process of reasoning the mem-  ���ber for Nelson  district  arrived at the conclusion that because it was not apparent that any  actual loss had been suffered by a conspiracy,  the names of the principal actots in which are  likely to be divulged, there was no need of investigation, is not manifest.     Certainly not  half-a-dozen  voters in   this   district can   be  found  to uphold him  in his contention.     In  the eyes of  the law there is very little  difference between the man who attempts to commit  a crime and the man who actually  succeeds.  That there has been a huge conspiracy to defraud there is not the slightest doubt, the evidence all ueing conclusive on this point, but  as yet it cannot he  determined who  were the  guilty parties.   If cotidence is to be placed in  the testimony of  Mr. Taylor, and there  is no  reason why it should not be, it was literally  intended to incorporate a maiority in the Legislature into a land company and thus make  the conduct of  affairs  of the country a side  issue.    Whether the supporters of the government were cognizant of this remains to be discovered, but we submit that it is an important  matter that this Bhould be known and in itself  justifies the adjournment of tbe House so that  every member can be called upon, if necessary,  to give evidence.  Moreover, it is desirable that  it should be known if ihe members were aware  of what was going on.     If a oy member had  reason to believe that an effort was being made  to corrupt the Legislature, it was the duty of  that member to have exposed tho conspiracy,  and failing to do so, mint stand before the bar  of public opinion for judgment.    Again, there  is another duty to  bo  performed.   There are  sufficient grounds lo justify the belief that it  would be in the interests  of the public to investigate the methods by which  another company, not a railway company,  has been enabled   to   grab   up   a  largo   tract   of valuable territory.   It   may   be that everything  connected with this land grabbing scheme was  regular enough, but now is the time to clean  up the whole matter.    We can scarcely believe  that the matter will rest with an investigation  by a Houso committee If an offenBe has been  committed against the people.of tho province,  the offendoi/d must   be   punished.      Premier  Hrior ia en/titled to a groat  deal of credit in  enlarging <he scope of the investigation, and  providing counsel  to aesist  Mr. Olivor.    No  doubt tho firm of  Bod woll & Duff will probe  the matter to the bottom.  Ono very important advantage of tho investigation now going on at Victoria, will be  tho opportunity it will afford thoBo gentlemen  who havo boon boasting of tho big deals they  woro in of enlightening tho publio ns to tho  way thoy got into thor'0 big undertakings.  Messrs. Lowory and MoAdamB' Ozonagram  has made its appoaranco at Vancouver, and is  ovorything that its promoters promiBod it  would bo.  Tiirc Economist has concluded its series of  "pen picturos of prominent politicians" for tho  roason that it cannot adhere strictly to facts  nnd at tho same timo prodorvo tho high moral  tone of tliis publication.  Tho Colonist pays tho country owoo Mr.  Dunsmuir a doep debt of gratitude. As far as  that is concerned, the editorial staff of tho  ColoniBt must not forget that Mr. Dunsmuir  is a kind and indulgent employer.  It is to tho credit of tho press of British  Columbia, lhat with Kiarooly an exception, tho  m.vvHpoperfi havo united in tho demand for a  complete investigation of the njyotcry hiu-  rounding tbe cancellation of tho order in council granting to the Canadian Pacific Railway  G2il,0U0 acres of Kootenay lands. Yot Mr.  Jloiihton would not agree to tlio proposal for  0 ther counsol or tbo adjournment, bocauao it  had not been disclosed that any "harm had  been actually suffered by the country, and if  wrongdoing had heen attempted, -=o long a? it  riml not succeeded, there was no Iosp." Tisis  :��> cfruiiily anew principle of   jurisprudence.  The Vancouver Province says : "Tlie inquiry must be oi the frankest and most exhaustive character, even if the appointment of  a Royal Commission is necessary in order to  drag out the whole story to the light of day."  Without attempting to anticipate the report of the investigating committee, we take  thiB opportunity of bidding adieu to Attorney-  General Eberts.  J. H. Falconer, whose patriotic efforts on  behalf of "home and country" in the political  campaign of 1898 should have secured for him  a knighthood, is now in the secret service of  the Dominion Government, and is looking  over the political situation at Victoria.  The Gamey charge3 in the East are scarcely  a curtain-raiser compared with the great  drama now being enacted at Victoria.  The records of the British Empire supply no  instance of political corruption on the same  gigantic scale as that which is now believed to  have been hatched at Victoria.  The object of the interior Liberal association convention is not apparent, but it may be  taken for granted tha.. rendering assistance to  the Conservatives was not intended to be the  predominating feature of tbe deliberations.  It makes no difference when an election  takes place, the Conservatives are ready for  the fray. Mr. Lennie is gaining strength  every hour, and his election is practically con-  < eded by the Liberals.  The credit now accord ed to Premier Prior for  his effort to get at the bottom of the facts in  connection with the matters before the investigating committee, will be somewhat detracted  from, if he fails to have the charges of tbe  Vancouver Province investigated. The charges  made by that paper are more serious than anything yet suggested to the committee. Should  it transpire that there exists a conspiracy to  convey a large tract of land to a foreign syndicate, the indignation of Canadians will he  aroused with no uncertain result. Party sentiment must now make way for patriotism.  By all means, Col. Prior, now that you have  mada a start in the right direction, probe the  disease to its very source.0  Would Mr. Houston explain how he expects the public to pass upon a matter the circumstances surrounding which they have no  means of knowing ? Yet this is the inference  to be drawn from the position ha took with regard to the investigation now being conducted  before the House committee.  A few months ago the. country was startled  by the announcement that a Nova Scotian had  refused a senatorship. Now comes the resignation of a Nova Scotia senator appointed  four years ago. It is true that Senator Carta ioh ael is eighty-four years old, but age does  not usually weaken the love of a man for publio life, unless it calls for oxortion beyond his  strength. All that a position in tho Senate  absolutely demands is that tho man who holds  it shall occupy his seat one day in every two  years.  There is some speculation as to how tho  Premier will reorganize his Cabinet. Ono  slate is : A. E. McPhillips, attornoy-goneral ;  Robert Groon, Minister of Mines, and Col.  Prior, Commissioner of Lands and Works.  Exporimonts aro boing mado in England  and Franco with motor carriages to dotormino  their usefulness to railroads for short runs. If  tho plan provos successful it will bo possiblo  to disponeo with tho ordinary locomotivo for  many purpoBos, partioulnrly in trains, whoro  tho bulk and coneoquont dost of the hauling  powor aro now out of all proportion to tho aot-  ual requirements of tho oaso. Tho railroad  motor ca��", as uaod on a branoh of tho London  & SouthwoBtorn Railway, is fifty-six foot long,  and can pull or push othor oars with afltonish-  iahing ease. It will occommodato about forty  passongorH, and is oxpectod to attain a high  rato of speed.  Wo agroo with tho following from tho Rossland Record : "Mr. Houston urges that tho  public should pass upon tho matter ; tho publio will suroly pasB upon tho mattor, but boforo that judgmont in given the facts must bo  known bo that tho public is not rondorod liablo  to error. A clearing of tho air, a dofinilo understanding that boodling will not bo permitted in tho provinco will go moro toward rehabilitating publio opinion generally than any  other courso tho Loginlaturocan uuggoul."  THE PROVINCIAL PRESS.  Cranbrook Herald.  Iron   i* king   with   the   eastern   legislator,  while lead evidently looks like a  white check.  Revelstoke Herald.  The Attorney-General has introduced a bill  to amend the "Grave Yard Act."    He needn't  worry ; he'll be buried all   right, and   at   the  public expense.  Fort Steele Prospector.  The Canadian Government have made a  move in the right direction in establishing an  assay office at Vancouver, but in order to give  Canada tbe full benefit of the gold she is producing they should take active 6teps towards  holding this gold in Canada.  Inland Sentinel.  It appears from Mr. Wells' statement that  there are are at least two members of the  House not above suspicion and there is now  only one thing to be done, to make a full and  complete investigation into every phase of the  whole affair, from beginning to end.  New Denver Ledge.  The hand of the majority is seen in the action of the government at Ottawa upon the  lead tariff. In the Slocan millions of dollars  of capital are rusting and thousands of people  are suffering from ennui, simply because our  protectors at Ottawa only protect the sections  of Canada where votes are thickest.  Phoenix Pioneer.  Probably tbe directors of the Crow's NeBt  Pass Coal Co. do not care a whoop what the  public thinks of is recent increase in the price  of coke to Boundary and Kootenay smelters.  They have a cinch���one of the lead pipe variety���and they are using it to good advantage, and making the public foot the bills into  the bargain.  Moyie Leader."  Truly it takes ail kinds of people to make  a world. The farmers of the east perhaps buy  and use less lead than any other class of people in Canada, and yet they are the biggest  kickers against the increased tariff on that  product. And the farmer who does not use  five pounds of lead in five years will argue until he is black in the face thaj_ an increased tariff would ruin his business.   "  Boundary Creek Times.  Greenwood should have had proper recreation grounds years ago. Otherwise enterprising towns are sometimes 6low in doing that  which united effort might easily accomplish.  If all the citizens of Greenwood would only  realize the importance of having a place  where young men��� and old men, too,���can  get rid of some of their exuberant energy it  would not take long to have in Greenwood the  best recreation grounds in the district.  Kootonay Mall.  Arrangements have been completed between  loading Britiflh banking houses and a powerful  New York financial group for introducing an  international publio issue of developed and  dividend paying mining properties to the  British and American markets. The object of  tho now corporation will be to make a recognized markot for mines in New York, and  thereby place mining securities of tho United  States and Canada on a corresponding lovel  with that whioh they occupy in London.  Victoria Colonist.  J. V. BlodBOo, M. I. M. E., tho well known  mining and nowspapor man, who was associated with Bovoral of tho most prominont  newspapers in British Columbia a fow years  ago, and who Bpont fiftcon years in striving to  compound a drug which would stay tho wasting proocsa of tho tiasuos of tho botly, and prolong lifo, claims to havo found tho soorot, and  ia now located ih San Franolnoo advertising  his drug for sale, which ho oalls Blodoroa. In-  orodiblo as thiB alleged discovery may soom,  all who#know Mr. Bledsoe, and thoir namo ia  logion, will givo him crodit of posBOBBing unusual erudition and groat sincerity.  Grand Forks NowH-Qiizetto.  A boy in a publio school was required by  his tonchor to write an onsay on "Tho Mouth,"  and this is what ho wrote : "Tho mouth is  tho front door of tho faoe. It ia tho aporturo  to tho cold (4oraRO of our anatomy. It is tho  hot bed of toothache and the bungholo of oratory. Tho mouth ifl tho fountain of patriotism aud tho tool-chest of pie, Without tho  mouth tho politician would bo a wanderor on  tho face of the earth and p;o down to a dishonored grave. It ifl the grocer's friond, tho don-  tist'o hopo. It in tho temptation lunch counter whon attached to a protty girl and a tobacco ropoeitorj whon attached to a man."  Limited  SeasonableGoods  We are now showing a full range  of the following seasonable goods :  You're right, they are perfect  beauties aud as cheap as if they  were ugly ; we show colorings you  like in almost any design you ma}'  fancy. Whether you're paper is a  success this year depends largely on  where the paper comes from. We  are the people to get it from. We  have the paper ; you" need it; we  want to sell it ; the price is right.  That about makes a bargain,  doesn't it ?  prices.  All the necessary supplies for printing, developing and mounting.  I  ^S=g___j>)  Eastman Kodaks & Cameras  ���m&  From $x to $75. Films for every  size of Kodak, aud all Kodak accessories including developing machines.  Fresh   Garden, Field and   Flower  in bulk at Toronto Prices.  Our New Stock of  t  Y  T  T  ;r  is now complete and of the most beautiful coloring and designs. I  It will pay you to call and see our goods. Our prices will suit the -J  times.    Picture Framing and Room Mouldings. T  F. J. Bradley & Co.,t  linker Street, opposite Lawrence  Hardware Co.  t  a rids for Sale  Kootenay Valleys Co., Limited.  T. G. PROCTER, MANAGER, NELSON, B.C-  Farms from So 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 and Oats, with good range for cattle adjoining.  Some fine Stock Ranches on the Kootenay and Elk Rivers. Lines  of Great Northern and Crow's Nest Railway within a few miles.  Terms���One-fifth down.    Balance in four years at 6 per cent.  Also excellent Fruit Ranch, about 30 acres, on Kootenay Outlet,  near Procter, iS miles from Nelson. About 7 acres under cultivation  vvith strawberries and fruit trees. Irrigation Ditch. A good  income paying investment.  EFERGUSON&CO.  SOLE AGENTS  Dawson's Perfection Scotch  EXTRA SPECIAL  This whiskey will please connoisseurs. It is a high grade well-  matured spirit of excellent bouquet and except for age, is the same  quality as Dawson's Old Curio (Over 20 years old).  be1g*s lobcehehivar E. Ferguson & Co., Nelson, B. C.  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  X  SOLE AGENTS FOR  Hazelwood Ice Cream  McDonald's Confectionery  Baker Street, Nelson  e. b:. steaci-ian  Plumber and Gasfitter  Estimates Given  on General  Plumbing,  Sewer Connections, Etc.  Baker Street, near Ward   Street, Nelson.  ^.hO^^h^h^^h^h^h^-^-^^ ���^-���������^���������������������^���������������^������^���^������^ 4��4^*"+v^4>^  JUST ARRIVED  Hew Spring Goods  Ofthe Latest Fashions  Hcot.cli TweortH, LuihIhIUIo, Htriillioniin,  iiliI  llnhviirp Hm'Ki'N.    A linn lino of  I'lUHIllKN  DI' IllMIMl. NtyU'H,  I'rlci'H tOHiill lliojllmoh,  (Ju'.l nml huh llicin,  lohn Smallwood  MERCHANT TAILOR  Ward St., next new P. 0. Bldg., Ncloon  GEO. M. GUN>i,  Maker of Flrat-Claaa Hand-  Made Boots and Shoes. . . .  Repairing Neatly and Promtp-  ly Done.. . .Satisfaction guaranteed In all work.  Ward St., next new P. 0. Bldg., Nelson  Notico To Delinquent Co-Owner.  To  nun  Viilmiiror lo nny poi'Hcin or pt'i'-  HoiiM to whom liu mny  Imivk InmHl.'iTjHl  IiIh  Int.i'i.Nt.  In  Ilio ''Alvi'i'Mloni'/'iiiijI '���IMItrrlni1  mliifi'iil i'IiiIiiih, mHhiiIi; oiiiIii; I IvIiIim.I I In  nml M> ch'i'Iih,Nelnon Mlnliw DIvIhIoiioI -Vt'Ht,  K You 11 ml 'I'Miili olyou 11 en liiii'i'liy not I llml Hint  I liiivn I'xnmuli'il I\vo liiiiiilri'U ilolliu'H In  labour iiinl Unp.'ov.'in.'iitM upoi. I Im uliovi;  ini'iillolU'il inllii'l'Hl i'IiiIiii In oi-ili'i' lo linlil  nn HI milium! Hiilm uiiiIit llic ih'ovInIoiih 01  lh!'Mlni'i'iil Aitl, anil irwlllilnliii iIii.vh IVoiii  1 hi. iliili> ol' IIiIh not li'",,von uiM or nhiim lo  conl.rll111t.11 your 11r1n.orl.ln11 ol niir 1 ii.\nnmll-  II, '��    lOKIllli.'l'  Willi    lllll'OHlH   O     IHlVOI'ilNllW,  vour li.li'i'i'Hl III Hiilil fill I in will l.i'cnimi. in  iiroiMirty ol' tlm hiiliHiirllinr, umlnr H<"'l.oit  ���I (Hull Act. until lf��l " A" A('1 lo'imt'm' lhe  Mlmirii.1 Aol,,IUM>."  Dalotl UilHlHlMtay  Notice To Delinquent Co-Owner  To (Inovnn Nowell or lo wlioniHoovrrlio niny  huvo iriiiiHi'crriMl IiIh IiiIkichi In tlio "Nowoll,  I'llnlilii'i' KIiik," "Tn 11111 rude"nml "AnnloU."  Mineral UIiiIiiih, hIiiiiiIo on White HrniiHO  Mountain, (Iout. Itlvcr MlnliiK DIvIhIoh of  Wkni, Kooliniay DlHirlot.  You   nro liereliy nolllleil Hint wo have, ox-  pet ilml for hhhchhidciiI, worlc ami record I n��  i'l'CH nn tho aliovti niimeil Mlnoral cIhIiiih I'm"  tlio iiiihI. tiircK yoni'H the Hum of Twelve Hun-'  ilrotl ami Thirty (frliKlii) IioliarH,   In   order  to'  hole   tlio (taId cIhIiiih under lliu provlHlonx ol  the Mineral Aot, ami If wllliln ninety ilayMi  IVom I he date of this notice you fall or rol'iiHO'  lo einitrlhiiio your in'oportlmi of mioh oxpon-  illlurt'H lo.totherwIththiU'OHtH ofatlVorllHliiK,,  your liilni'i'Hl, IiihiiIiI mineral oIiiIiiih will ho-  oomo  Iho proporly of Ihn HiihseiihorH under'  Iho provlHluiiK oi'Hoollon four 01 tho ''Mineral!  A nl, Amendment, Aot, limo."  Hated at, NoIhoii, II, U. IIiIhi!7lli day ot March,  IIHKI.  I1I..IH Hl.TIIKIir.ANl)  ,!ollN AVTON (llllHON  II, II, Ni:i,i,  (JllAltl.KS U,  IIOI.MKH.  Through Bookings  ���TO TIIK-  Yukon and Alaska  HH. I'rlni'ONH May will null from Vanoouvor  on April 'J.'lrd and Mny ilnl nnd alniul, ton  iIii.vh thereatler, lurn'HhhiK ill real, Ihrouuli  Horvleoin Hkauwiiy and all northern polulH.  MaleH of Hale of  Reduced Settlers' Rates  extended  IIII  Jun. inih.  Jl' ir lime IiiIiIch and all Ini'orinallmi, apply  o lionl mil1 ut h, or to  (UTinciuNicr Dicmainic,  rot' Ji'olu'iiiiry, llHi;i. I  ,r.H. OAIITKU,  Dint, I'aiiii. Ai;!.,  Noli,on.  H..!.('()YI.M,  A. (I, I'. A.  Vanoouvor  WT,��H,��mwfi^w>r^p��t��H��'W!"*p>-<^^  ^*��tt^nMI����r^��W��W����W.pPfM��^��^����*��W7pP' ��IW^S*��r��,W)1r..,.��(r.  Tf��*z^,W*���^ffl%��iliwit��wi��*?i.#*i*p**i^7fVzhii-  I , ,1     I 1  " 'WW��^'��mH**fr ,atfn*i.j,n^v,Mi^,,-i_..., I,*.,,..    ,,  t,)M*pstfwwF*?vrynytw��&m^ti^^mfi^^_^mvri*^  \  '< V li  ll  ��� 4  ' 1.   ,��"<-,u '���   '.   ^  ��-'i ff~fir,/"  o# _     a.     T    4.-     "  ���  -4*1  ���\l__     -  ��� T.mlr  -"IS'"-ft  iM^ea.'iBat^.  L*_L.  -a - -   ,   ���  ga���g ���.T: i-tTgrJL^u,  .H-    H^ *~    ^     w    _ ��.��-        ^..r. J J.  ..,��",. .��� ,.H��*..J.fflr���,ll, J. f^...^il\nr.lin���if^-i-f _ j_, ft  .ftjS.,-    ���    5  A r?~  - iT"1"  .. -^.. ,  , ^_t ,^, .T-^  nYnlnlniirff.iiiT, .niii.^if-rH.^ ���.  tt   -X*^ '  n-PH^-^t"  THE   NELSON    ECONOMIST  WOMEN PLAN CRUELTY.  "It's all ���well enough to write ar.il chaS  mid spoak about tho goodness and truth  and beauty of human nature. Such sentiments loo!! well in black and -\vhita and  sound well in the parlor or from the platform, but all tho saino human nature is  eruel by instinct. Man is cruel and woman is cruel, but they are cruel in different  ways. Environment may have made this  difference, but more likely it arises from  the differenco in their natures. Woman  is deliberately cruel; man thoughtlessly  oBo. Man needn't pat himself on the back  and immediately conclude that ho possesses tho less cruel form of cruelty."  An old woman was saying these things  to a young girl not long ago. Sho was a  most fascinating girl, with ono mood today and tomorrow another. The woman  was old and experienced enough to sec  trouble reflected in the depths of this girl's  eyes.  "What's wrong now, girlie?" she asked.  "I'm in a serious mood today.  Toll mo,  la lt truo that wo women aro as cruel  aa  men?   I hope not."  "We are not so cruelly cruel," answered  the woman, serious aud thoughtful at  onco. "I knew somo ono had hurt yon,  and you* eyes told mo that it was a man.  No woman enn ever change tho wholo expression of another woman's eye. You  knew, the eyes tell so much moro to me  than tho lips. I don't wonder that prizefighters mind each other's eyes. If wo  poor women would learn to mind each  other's eyes and thoso of man, wo could  read and understand ono another much  bettor. But wo wero talking about cruelty.  No, women are not so cruel to uwn as men  are to womon.  & "When a woman docs a cruel thing to a  man, she goes at it deliberately. Sho lays  her plans and if nothing thwarts her carries them o\it, and then nine times out of  ten sits down and cries because the man  is hurt. Almost*invariably she goes a  Btep further���tells him how sho planned  to hurt him and thon tells him that she is  sorry. The average woman is tender,  truthful, right minded, with all her cruelty, but, bless you, man isn't cruel that  way. Ho doesn't get provoked with a  woman or want to bring her to terms and  then deliberately plan to do it by treating  her cruelly. To hear him toll it ho is  above such pettiness, but to my mind ho  does something ten times worse. Ho just  goes on being thoughtlessly cruel to her  indefinitely, and if ho doesn't look out  some day ho wakes up and finds out that  tho real woman ho cared for has passed  out of his lifo and that so far as ho is concerned she is henceforth a masquerader.  That's what man's1 cruelty docs; it drives  lis frona them."  "That's it exactly," responded the girl.  "I wouldn't havo said anything about  this to you, but I know that you know  about Ralph and mo. You see, I've been  too busy, I've had too many cares on me  to care for anybody until I oame to know  ��� him. Soon ho was so much in my life  that 1 wondered how I over lived without  him. To him and with him I could be  myself, but I'm, as you say, a masquerader to him now. It's all his fault. Ho has  been so thoughtlessly and persistenftlj  cruel for the past few weeks that I feel as  cold as snow. How is ho cruel? In a hundred littlo ways. It isn't tho things that  be does which hurtj it is tho things that  he leaves undone  "It all began this way: Ho won my  Jonfldenco be'eauso ho deserved it. I talked  to him about my innor solf, about i\\y  struggles, my aims,"my aspirations. Ho  told mo to como to him when anything  troubled mo just as ho would ho,vo his littlo sister como. Some people say that you  can't miss what you've noverhad, but I'm  euro a brothorless girl misses a brother. I  always havo, at any rato, and it wns such  a rcliof to feel that at last I had a strong,  truo man friend whom I could approach  as a brothor. Soon I had to decido something that needed tho cool, deliberate  Judgment of a woll balanced man. 1  turned to Ralph. I wroto and asked him  to call as I wanted to sco him specially. I  ���waited a wook. Ho did not como and,  worso still, did not write That was tho  essonco of cruelty, bocauso ho thoughtlessly disappointed mo In him.  "Ho left town wiihout writing, and oft-  it being away several days wroto mo a  hasty note saying ho didn't know whon ha  nould come, but that I must write, .nml 'oli  him what' I wanted to say, A hasty note  Is worso thnn no noto at all. Tho human  being doort not live who is too busy Ui  write a cordial lino when lt is nocimsary,  and bo I frozo up. Things havo been going from bad to worso Klneo. I plan how  J can hurt him, and.tlio trw.tli of Iho busi-  imps (s I can't hurt him ut all, and ho does  and sayp ono thing aftor another to mo  that wounds jtio.  "Oh, will, IP'fl only nnothor disappointment. Today I fool t)mb I never want to  depend on another man, to seek hiu  Btrongor counsel, but tomorrow or next  week or next year, I prosinno, If ono coiuoh  along In whom thoro Is apparently no  oruulty I "hull Htrotoh out my littlo, tired,  overworked hands to him, confident onoo  woro that I Ji��v�� 'it 1'^t l'ound ono who  will not do nr lonvo utulono Mm lllllii  thlniiK that nro cruelty In Its worst form  to tlio avuruKa woman,"  "JJon'fc bo foollHh," rotuvnod tho old  woman. "A man Ih a nmn, and tho next  <>no you moot unit tvimt won't bo any different from thlH Ralph. Tako my nclvloo  jriul Htlulc to him, booauBo I toll yon nil  mon aro cruel. It'a tholr naturo. You ar��  Jntorontml in him, ho you imiHt learn to  pub up with h.H oruolly or rnthor to nmkn  hlmwlHh that hlH imtw'o wiih clUTuront,  nnd whon a nmn ulnooroly wIkIioh that th��  onturplllnr ia upt to oIiiiiiku Into n IniU.ir  fly, Stop boln/j cloUl.umtely oruol to him  3Mooti hlHoruolty with kliulnusifl, goiun'OHlty  toiulornoHfi.  "That's tho mlstnlco womon wnko,  Thoy J'aroly talco tho initiative In l.eln/j  onioJ, but uo soon uh a man lHthmiKlitUiNti-  ly oruol to ft woman Hho begliiH to plan to  light him with deliberate oruulty, '.I.ho ro>  imlt Ih tlwvt noltiiur Ih oonquoroil and tho  two drift ho far apart Mint nothing Hhorli  of gonulno lovo can brlilgo tho illHtanuo  HopurathiK thoni, Tharo'H prociliiim littlo  of that commodity in thin world, young  woman, and ho whon you moot a nmn who  HtnndH for ponuithliiK in your lifo, who  Jiolpn ymi am' ninken 11 fo on.ilor, don't, yon  lot ft littlo MilnK liko Iho liiHtlnotlvo eninl-  ty In him hoop you apart. I'll hub that  thlm vory day ho Ih wIh1iIi>|< that hhi naturo  WW din'oriinti."  "Thon why can't ho oomo and loll me  no?" cxolulmc.il tho girl, with a brighter  look In hor brown oyi'.'i. "If lm only  would, I'd bog hiti pardon fc eviry hiu'li 3  ever ntvvo him." | *W'L' "'V*l 1i\ *  Homiitlilnir Hinnllni'.  i'rofoHKor���It' you urn ut all inlovrmt-  od in KooloKiciilHpi'oinioiifi, minium, wU)  ynu unt iiu'iopl; iiomo of thono bountiful  iipiMiimonn of (|uurt//,?  Mm, MuHhrnoin���-Thoy ftrnalnui.it toe  lui'Uo ior mo to carry. Huvo you u��y  t.jaUjP���l'oarHOu'tt Weekly.  AN  ORIENTAL NIGHT.  Vbore. the opulent glory of the moon  On roof nnd wall and soaring minaret:  Below, long shadows, etched in gold and jet,  ,tLnd in the dim rose gardens the sweet Loon  O" nightingales that ever sinq in tune;  Far off, a zither's treble and the fret  Of a clear fount amid the citrons set.  Keyed to lUu south wind's immemorial croon���  And ko till slumber klsse-s shut the eyes.  Sooth, is it strange that in tho vale of dreams  Vision on glorious vision should arise���  Facea    and   forms  and   fields  end   crystal  streams.  Enrapturing glimpses and enthralling gleami  Of what tho prophet pictures a paradise!  ���Clinton Scollard in Criterion.  Worked tho Wrong; Way.  Mr. Doolej', a Mobile ship carpenter,  relates an amusing incident connected  with tho lilockado of Mobile harbor during tho civil war. Somo tihip carpenters  had been put to work by tbo government to manufacture floating mines and  had taken a number of heavy pieces of  square timber and placed them iu tho  form of a triangle, three pieces being  used to each. At tho end of each of tho  sticks���tbat is, on tho three points���was  placed a torpedo. A few days after thia  tho wind caiuo out strong from the north,  and the torpedoes were taken and placed  in position iu tho bay so that they  would bo driven by the "wind against  tho United States gunboats.  The plau was apparently to be successful, tho torpedoes being driven rapidly in tho direction of the enemy's gunboats, and great damage might have resulted to Uncle Sam's ships had not the  wind suddenly changed, and tho torpedoes wero brought back and carried in  a bunch to tho bay opposite Frascati.  Here the torpedo mines met in an eddy,  and there was suddenly a great explosion, followed by another, and yot another, completely tearing the rafts to  pieces and producing at the same time  a panic among the people resident on  tho shore, who went to Mobile city and  reported that the enemy was bombard'  ing  Frascati.  The Naval Captain 7n Battle.  Writing of tho perils of naval warfare,  Park Benjamin in The Independent says:  Nobody now believes that a captain  who finds his vision through tho slits  of the conning tower cut off by smoko  will stay thus shut up. It is extremely  doubtful if it will be physically possible  for him to remain there after the shells  commence to hammer its sides and burst  against it, and in any event the intense  anxiety to see and know clearly what  tho enemy is doing will inevitably lead  him to tako his chances in the open.  Conning tower or no conning tower, his  duty is to place himself at whatever  point he can manage his ships to the  best advantage, and this he will certainly do. Lord Charles Beresford, with  grim humor, has suggested that the  captain's safest place is not in but behind his conning tower, "because then  be has two thicknesses of steel between  himself and the enemy, don't you see?'1  But while conning tower armor may resist penetration it is by no means certain that tho wholo structure will not  bo swept awray by tho first heavy projectile which squarely hits it  Electric Propulsion of Ships.  Up to tho prosent electricity has  scarcely been thought suitable as tho  principal motivo or propolling powor  for tho larger typo of vessels. This is  undoubtedly owing to tho fact that for  a given horsopowor a triplo or quadruple  expansion steam ougino would tako up  less spuco and probably weigh loss than  an olectricnl installation of equal powor.  Storage battorioa aro out of tho quostion  for such nsos, although persons not well  up in oloctricul subjects frequently won-  dor why our ocean greyhounds nro not  propollod by Bomo such mothod. It may  Interest somo of our readers to know  that a vossol requiring nn avorago of  10,000 horsepower to propol it across  tho Atlantic und displacing 6,000 tons  would ho obliged to carry, woro storage  biittorios ulouo madonHO of, !12-l,-180,  000 pounds of such bnttorios, or, in  othor words, tho motive powor ulono  would weigh 1(13,340 tons, or 30 timofl  ns much as tho fillip.���Klcotrioifcy.  Anparntru*.  AfipurujTns was originally n, wild Ron  oonsfc wood of Groat Britain nnd RuH.siu  and is now ho plentiful on tlio Ruhmuh  BtoppoH thut tlio cattle out it liko gniHH,  Jn Homo puvtH of tjnuthorii Europe tho  boccIh uro dried unci uhckI uh a fmustituto  (or coll'oo.���Philadelphia Inquirer.  Wonmn'ri Wllni.  " Wlmt ft hold Muud HooniH to have on  all hor rejected mil torn."  "Why Hhauldn'tHuo, tho artful thlngJ  fiho iihvuyH tolls n man, whon hIio ro-  fuHON him, thut who Ih ufruld to marry a  hunilHomo ninn boouuno Hho would bo bo  JouIouh, ''���OiiKjtinniti Kimnli'or.  Trials of Iffuorunoft.  Otwoy���I oullod ono uv thlm Jolmnlon  n, liur, nn lio HtiyH to mo, miyH ho, "Tn  cjuchiuo, " Now, wlifib might thut niorm?  Dooloy���It mouiiH, " You'ro another."  OiiHoy���-Fwut I Au I lot 'um got away  ���widout hittiu 'nml Ah, (hut iH what a  mun gits for huvin no education.��� Vanity Iftiiv.   Costly.  "Voh, I'll admit thut I thought my  wife was nn  un_;ol hol'oro I  murrlctl  hor."  "And whnfc do you think now?"  "Well, hIio'h Htill an niigol, hut  hor  fon-thors oomo high. " --Ohioiiuo Nowu.  Wuiiliid Thorn Holml,  Ollhior (to now mirvunl,)���'Murphy, 1  huvo loft, my nioriH hootii out thin morning.   I. want thorn unhid.  1,'rlviito Murphy���Vory |[ooil, nor.  OHlour (liifcor in tho <luy)���liid you  tiilcu thoHii hootii, Murphy?  Prlvnlo Murphy (fooling Inlilflponknt  nnd putting on tho tuhhi 18 poiioo)���  Viih, mir, anil thut'H all I could got for  thniti, Tho onrpoi'iil who bought thorn  mail ho would huvo given il iililUingit  hud ll, boon puy dny. (OollupHu of oili-  oor.)���London Tlt-UlU'.   _'/ i*S.-5ilwf'.i..-i \UVviM'.' W;:.   i  Tho Only Thing to Do.  There was a time when the Illinois  Central railroad was being constantly  sued. Thia story illustrating the avidity  of plaintiffs is related by the Louisville  Courier-.!ournal. Emily A. Stcrrs, the  famous Chi cc-o lawyer, was approached  by an old man with a note one day.  The note had been found among tho effects of a deceased relative. '  "What's the nature of tho note?" asked Mr. Scorrs.  "I don't know, sir," replied the old  fellow.  "Havo you any idea who wrote it?"  asked Mr. Starrs.  "No, Kir," answered the noto bearer.  "Well, do you know anything abev*  the noto at all?" asked Mr. Storrs.  "Nothing at all, sir, " answered the  old man.  "Well, "remarked Mr. Storr-th ght-  fnlly, "the only thing I can s do ip  the premises is to euo tho Illinois Central railroad.''  Government Secret Codes.  Every government and almost every  department has its secret codes of sign3,  figures or words devised by somo elisor  code composer for us*, in tho transmission of messages of supreme importance  aud with regard to which secrecy is of  vital consideration. Ono which is said  to bo tho cleverest of all thoso now in  use is employed by tho United States  state department. It is called the  "sphinx." The "sphinx" was devised  by one of the officials in fho state department and is as suscaptiolo to changos  as the combination lock<�� - safe. Hundreds of messages have boen sent by it,  and it defies all attempts to unravel its  meaning by thoso unacquainted with  the key.  Her Huso Secret Society.  A well known Washington woman  was doing the cathedral cities of England last summer. Throughout her tour  sho wore a tiny American flag pinned  to the waist of her traveling dresses. A  good many of tho English peoplo whom  sho met did not understand or pretended not to understand what the flag stood  for.  "You belong to some secret society, 1  perceive," said an English woman to  whom she was' introduced, pointiug to  tho diminutive starry banner.  "Yes," responded tho Washington  woman amiably. "Thero aro 70,000,000  of ua."--Wa.-:-hinp:toti \>--.i.  tiratitudo In Svomci.  Are feelings of gratitude absent in  women? That clever gentleman who  does tho Privato Diary in Tlie Corn-  hill Magazine is not qnito satisfied u_ion  tho subject. This is his way of putting  it: "As gratitude depends upon imagination, it may well be that women, having less imagination than men, ayo less  grateful. The doctor told ma 'intermittent heart' is a not uncommon female  ailment." To sugar tho pill, however,  the diarist says: "In defenso of the maligned sex I should like to record a case  of gratitude in a woman that left mo a  littlo mournful. 1 had sent Charlotte a  book for her birthday last autumn, and  at breakfast.tocltiy sho said. 'Oh, thank  you for that delightful book you sent  rue!'. 'Oh,' I said, 'what was it?' 'Dear  me,'said Charlotte '1 have quite forgotten.' "  A Novolty In Rolln.  Herr Appuun of Hanau has invented  a boll of a now shapo, which is said to  havo a very doop tono and to boas powerful as considerably heavier bolls of  the form at present in voguo.' Tho shapo  is poculiar, being hemispherical, whilo  tho motal is uniform in thickness except uenr tho "sound bow" (or tho  thickened tip which tho clapper strikes).  From tho edgo to somo littlo distanco  abovo tlio sound bow the metal is very  thick, and thon alters suddenly to tho  uniform thioknoas whioh it has for tho  rest of tho boll���Invention.  The Art of TnlUlusr UnoU.  "I hardly know how to answer yon,"  Buid sho when tlio widowor proposed.  "I would not lot thut worry mo,"  said ho soothingly, "That is something  n woman louriia perfectly soon ui'tor  marriage "���Cincinnati Enquirer.  ImpoinHlblo.  Pmyn���Why, aren't your wifo'fl  gowna of tho lutest Htylo?  Broh.son���Of course uot I Thnt worn,  wi wuh uover punctual in hor lifo I���  Brooklyn Lifo.  A fJUivnr DraftfimiMl.  Tho Hliokost driit'tmiiiiii in our offlcoat  thin kind of work iH a littlo, dark com-  ploxionod follow who HifH in a corner  mul HiiyB novor a word, lio Iuih n ghiHH  oyo und tlivoo wnodoii logH, IIIh niimo Ih  Oiunoru. Ho tukon hifl cap oft' ut a drawing for only u minute unci wiyH to tlio  foreman: "1 huvonuidn a moro ucouriito  copy thun liny trauov in tho cilllwi could  buvo dono, Every linu iH oxunt, ovory  oivolo iH truo unci all your HguvoH uro  correctly copied, If you uv�� umug your  ilru\ving for ooiiHtuut ruforcmen, I will  only dulny you a minute, and your copy  will ho ready for printing in an hour."  To uny intelligent man muih nn appeal  Will not piiHH without u oiirotul oxuui-  illation,���American MiioliiniHt.  Whoro tlio 1'intiiii drown.  Tho piic'im iH u tiour rolutivo of tho  hickory nut, It (Idoh not ihvivo in all  laiiihi thut the hickory nut; will, hut tlio  lilokory nut will grow well wlinrovor  tho pooiiu will. The homo of thu prionn  Ih tho Jow, rich bottom land Hint lion  along tlio WubiiHh, Mlsi-ilBwIppi, Whito  and Big Bond vIvovh, while IhuyHoom  to grow oqiiully um woll in tho Indian  Ti'iTllnry nnd in tho html; watered partH  of 'iVxiih.  Tn ouhI orn A list nil ia 100,000,000 nhcop  now Und Niitili'tniiK'o in u region which  110 yonrii n;;n wuh a iiindy dnwirt. Tho  Hhi'.np i;i'iulunlly li'inupli'd the noil into  lh'iinii'iiH, i;n that   it now   gi'MWH a dontio  llllUi.4 of YOgolllUoll.  O   llllll  ivy'Cut iild, ledium and Ful  lavy Mixture.  Tf  Cut  Cigarette  Tobacco,  Pedigree Tobacco, Navy Cut  �� i  Nottigham, England.  Tobaccos and Cigarettes are Second to None  WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTING AGENTS FOR WESTERN  er, Beeton & Co., L  MONTREAL^ Sole Manufacturers ofthe "Pinto Shell Cordovan" Gloves and Mitts  R. H. CAR LEY, B. C. Agt.  We are removed to Baker Street, next door  to the Ashdown Hardware Co. We will  carry a larger assortment of cakes than ever  and sell at low prices,    Come and see us.  Choquette Bros.  BLE  GENERAL BROKER  One seven-roomed house and  one three-room house  for rent.  Throe  dwelling houses for sale on easy terms.  Hie  I.ot on    Stanley    street,   opposite .Royal CCIT   AMAIARI F  Motel for sale at a bargain. i OtL HnDIHQLC  EMAKER  Boots and Shoes made to order. Invisible Patching  a Specialty. Only Union Men Employed. My stock  of fine ready-made work lowest priced in the city.  NEELANDS* OLD STAND, BAKER ST  Thn.lh'UMi lmisouni library linn rom*  pinto cdltioiiH nf hrliukowj.iouru'u worhu iu  yy^  Aa Gog  Merchant Tailor,  ���Trcmont Bll<.  Baker St,  Nelson  JOHN  McLATCHIE  Dominion and  Provincia!  Land Surveyor  On.BC. Customs House, Nelson,  Bartlett House  (Kni'llli'l'ly I'llll'Ui' lloilHi') *  Tlm Ih'nI SI iht ilny liniiHii In NcIhiiii,  Nunc Iml  wlilln lii-lp cni|ilti.vril.    Tlm I ur  llm lii'hl,  G   W.   Bartlett,   Prop.  rintin  .  ���  Letter Heads,  Bill Heads,  Statements,  We Print  Note Heads,  Envelopes,  Business Cards  r  Dodgers,  Tags,  Etc., Etc., Etc.  The Economist  WADDS BROS.  HOTOGRAPHERS.  Vancouver and Nelson  BAKER STREET, NELSON,  B. C  SewingMachines and Pianos  For Rent and for Sale  Old Curiosity Shopi Josephine Sti Nelson  Riesterer5 sBeer.  Now the best in tlie market.  'Pry our Wines, I,,i<|uor,s mul   Ci-  Complete Stock of Stationery  Orders by Mall Receive Prompt Attention.  VERNON    STREET,  NELSON, B.C.  Kootenay Butcher Co  Wlmlt'HHlK and liutull  Doillni'Hln  gaiH.  Nelson Wine Co-,  FRANK A,   TAM��T,YN.   M'GR,  Tcjl. 93, linker vSt., Nelson.  Camps supplied ou shortest  notice and lowest prices.  Mail orders receive careful  attention.  Nothing but fresh and  wholesome meats and supplies  kept in stock.  E. C. TRAVES, Manager  W. G. Gillett,  Builder   and   Contractor  Kstimnles given on stone, brick  and woodwork.  Brick and Lime for Sale  Fred. J. Squire  TmilN uml awiiIiik* iiiii'l" ��'��l i'����l��ivlrcul.  i:|iillilnir clcniU'd nml nimulcd,  Over the Wallace-Miller Co., Nelson  JOB     PRINTING     AT  THE   ECONOMIST   OFFICE  11  \  ri  I i      ���'  '.ft-  !i f,-  '%  :m  '$'������  y  Hei  ^i;^l  #1  m  i  n>  n i  Hit  Irrr  ^.  ,^|,>.W^     ���   I?.* I. "* l~*l.        ^rf.H,,,,,        \l,, I  I"  ',all'.W|r     I   'I..II  ��� Ai  III        , , ' M  ,1 r,       K    ,A   ,        >,.      H,      A,,,  I,      ���  <t. . y  1 -h  ��.^,    .*fa, v    r,.,   ,1^..    .      J..      ,   ,,    M  V        ,'li  'li? I,  ,i. It,.    I.   i V i .i,  I*/, ���!,**, .,���.  �� '[ ft  ... Ui,    lit  . ,_* , U -      -H ,}",��  H^,6,,n,n,^ 'Illy,'    I -^ '    Hi,,.       .HlF,,*|-ft,r      >,���        ,      HI |KHi"H  ''        ft^S > o     -s   ' ��' ,.      ',' "      ' "   I  iflll    i'"V ,r ., >' , ,  ff      l> "1,1 \'l     > J I  "ll. ' ���(   "        ' If   . '     ! I*'     i  , Ji . ), ,i   ,.<���. %i,,. ,      ii Ji,       ,,       K ;       M|,J  ,   4i  ('.ft  ���I-   <.H    "H-H   >HH      H  r,  I     I       1      V' Hi      ,  *,.�� tt  ott  !v  I  t-,!-s/-t--b|��M-        1   t��|^  " If  ' i __________!  V       a  _     Kr  _____  ���     ' 'Ht.......  ? ;  1  ll.-I  lo   I  hi  11  an  -y\  . X- t  ��I  (j  ���g-�����-,- Hfc.-Ari  5?--.  <3-  L&^ls-.  . .4j?~....  1      *  ^ju^  *-^f ,����.*���>{��  ,*-  ...r^iJio^/^iy^  THE   NELSON   ECONOMIST  eSeli for Gash  "William Downie leaves for the scene  of his new duties to-day, attended by  the best wishes of every personam Nelson . The banquet tendered to him by  ihe citizens last evening and the numerous presents he has received from his  lellow-workers is the best evidence of  the esteem iu which Mr. Downie is  held in Nelson.  On and after May 1, we will inaugurate the cash system in our store, By  this means we will be able to sell  cheaper, as the cash customer will not  be compelledto pa/ extra for the customer who never pays and never intends to pay.  The Clara Hanmcr company will begin a week's engagement at the Opera  House ou the evening cf May IS.  An illustrated lecture, in aid of T.  Lewis will be given at the Congregational church on the evening of May  13.  The Cranbrook  amateur opera com  pany gave the Pirates of Penzance to  crowded house Tuesday evening   and  those who witnessed it went away enthusiastic in their praise of the artistic  ���work presented.     It was a grand success from the oveeture to the tableaux  at the close, and was a most pleasing  surprise,to all.     The audience looked  for the usual breaks  incident to amateur performances, the awkward errors,  and   the crude work ot the new hand,  but none appeared.     On   the contrary  eeerything moved in a  m inner  very  much professional.     The   chorus  displayed  good  training and the voiceb  blended in a most satisfactory way.  BASEBALL.  Rossland will play Northport in the  first game of the season at liossland  tomorrow. 0  IiACROSSE.  Rossland Lacrosse club claims it hes  the men.   As yet it has no sticks.  Vernon Lacrosse team will play Kel-  a owna on the 24th.  THE  OAVt.  The crews of the boat club have begun practice for the regatta.  MISCELLANEOUS  NOTES.  The Caledonian sports at Kaslo on  Victoria Day will consist of a 100 yards  open foot race; a 220 yards open race;  putting the shot; a sack race; a potato  raceaud a number of races for boj's and  girls.  Patenaude Bros.  Watchmakers  MINING NOTES.  (Bloean Drill.)  During April Slocan mines shipped  407 tons of ore via Kaslo.  The government will repair the road  up Springer creek at once.  A bad mudslide has come down and  blocked the Republic road.  Work on the Combination, Springer  creek, commenced this week.  Operations have been resumed on  the Silver Glance mine at Bear Lake.  Henry and Wm. Boie are developing  the Standard group on the Republic  Hill.  A rich strike of ore is reported  from the Providence claim, on the  south fork of Kaslo.  The Silver-Lead Miners' Association  met at Sandon on Monday night and  passed a resolution asking the government to place a bounty of $15 per ton  on lead mined, the money to go to the  miueowner; and that a duty of 30 per  cent be placed on lead products. The  citizens of Nelson have endorsed the  Sandon proposition.  Thought the Conductor Shot an Accel.  An engineer running over the Pan-  handle branch of the Santa Fo is somo*  what superstitious aud believes in  warnings.  One night ho was rolling along at a  good rate of epocd, when ho saw a clear,  whito light, liko n will-o'-the-wisp,  dancing around just over tho track a few  hundred foot in front of him. He shut  off ateam and came to a stop as quickly  as ho could. Tho conductor and train  0crow camo running tip to the engine to  Bee what was tho matter.  "Thero is somo ono swinging a lan>  tern across tho track," raid tho on-  fineor, and tho crew went ahead to in-  vostigato.  "Wo can't find any ono,  tho roar brakoinan, and tho  pullod out again, but ho wont slowly,  and in a fow minutes ho Htoppocl again.  Tho crow went abend onco moro to sob  what was tho ohuho of tho light. Thu  conductor, who was a good shot, drow his  rovolvor and at tho Hoctmd nhot ho made  at tho mystoricniH light thoro was a crash,  n iicronm and tho light wont out and  something whito camo fluttering down  from tho oIoucIm.  Tho fluporstitiouH onginocr was scared.  "You'vo shot nn miftol, nuro," ho said  to tho conductor, with hi.i face palo as  death.  Investigation brought ont tho faot  that a uniull buy with a lantorn tied to  tho tail of hltt kite wiih Iho cause of it  all, but it toiiBOHthi. engineer to nay anything about "shooting imgols."~To.  poku Stato Journal.  J. J. Walker has recently secured  the services of Mr, Bichard W. Russel,  expert optician and engraver lately employed by Mr. J. S. Barnard, of London, Ontario.  Vancouver declares it must own its  own sea front if it is to become a seaport of importance and not allow frontage to be diverted into private hands.  Ideal Cash Grocery  Corner Hall and Josephine  Sts.  " roportod  engineer  Qnoer Vnnnral M Malum In Mftlnn,  Thoro huvo been mmm c|uuor mistake!  miido of nil Idnil.i, but thin is ono of  tho ino&t umiNuitl nml uniluNlnihlo, nl-  though no real harm w.ih ilono: A man,  ono timo prominent in profuHnlonul lifo  of this city, diod. lio wiih a member of  n certain society in this city, which  mint roproHontativtiH to (lie fminrnl. Th*  juumiburH of tho orgnnii.utlon woro notl  flod of tho death of tlmir follow mom*  hor by postal curds stint nut by tlio soo-  rotary. Ono of tho curds was luldriiHHocl  to and dolivorod at tlio Into ronldonco of  tho dond nuunbor, invltlug him to attond liis own ol)nor|uloH.  A similar incident was, if anything,  worso. A mombor of iv noorot society  (Hud anil Ills follows'woro notified of  his (loath and tlio timo und placo of tlio  funoml, us usual. A curd was dolivorod  at tho addroHH of tho dond man, directed  to him In IiIh own liuiidwrltlng, Ho  hnd boon tho soorolury ol' tho organization and hurl nddruKscd nuts of poHtal  curds to tho members tit his loltmro,  Whon a mombor dlun, a nit of tho nd-  droHsnd cauls woro sent lo Iho prlntnr,  who printed tlio liiimo of Iho cIqcuiihcpI  mombor on tho bade with tho othor  niatlur lined In tho .lollrn, (!o whon tho  nonrotary diod his iiskInIiiiiI, or suooosso*  sent a sot of tho curds to tho print.cu-,  no thut tho dead mini wuh mint ono ad-  drained by his own huud.���Portland  Jflxpvcua.  Price  List for May,  1903  Cut this out  and haug it in  your  Pantry.    Telephone  31B.  Hungarian Flour, Ogilvies, per  100-lb sack $2.75  Hungarian Flour, Alberta, per  50-lbsack $1.35  Fine Granulated sugar, 17 lbs.$1.00  Creamery Butter, 7, 4 and 28-lb  bxs, per lb    29c  Creamery Butter, bricks, 3 lbs  for -i.00  Griffin Brand Breakfast Bacon,  per lb 20c  Griffin Brand  Hams, per lb 19c  Coffee, "Joy's Blend," 30c per  lb, 3 lbs 85c  Ceylon Tea per lb 40,  50c  and 60c  Green Tea,   (Japan)  per lb 50c  Cream, St. Charles, Jersey, or  Victor, 8 cans for $1 00  Brooms, each 25c, 40c and 50c  Pearline, large package, each 15c  Corn Starch, 2 packages for 25c  Quebec Maple Syrup, per qt can 40c  Baker's Cocoa, per half lb tin...35c  Malta Vitae, 3 pkgs for 50c  Cream Sodas, per lb 10c  Macaroni, good, per lb 10c  Salmon,   2   cans   lor    25c,   9  cans for... #1.00  Pickles, por qt bottle, 25c, 30c, 40c  Onions,  6 lbs  for 25c  Koynl Venst Cakes, per pkg 5c  Boston Baked Beans, two 3-lb  cans for 35c  Delicious Singapore Pineapple,  per can 20c  C. & B. Jams, 7 lbs lor $1,250  Keillor's Dundee Marmalade 7-  lb tin $1.10  Fresh Ranch Kggs, per do/ 25c,  Potatoes, 100 lbs for $1.00  Oysters, large can 25c  l=t. Gh JOY  NELSON  B.C.  SMOKE  THE   CELEBRATED  BRIAR  PIPES.  SB  UJ  Q.  <  X  CO  o  'z  a  <  m  .j  Ll!  X  r-  Lu  O  LU  O  (fi  W. A Thurman  Depot for Briar Pipes, Nelson  IKOOTENAY     .  .  COFFEE CO.  Coffee Roasters  ouses an  aists in  ummers  awns.  A**^*A*)*VSA  Dimities and Grass Linens, While Piquet Shirts, Gross Linen and  Fancy zephyrs.   a large stoch to select from at low Prices.  ���  !  :,^^^/Qt/^^^'%^/^fQ^^^/%/&^/<&'QS&/?S^^^^^ t^^rt/^%/&fb/&&Wb*&&*&^*  �������������������^������+����������������������^������������0^>������+��^��������*��*������������������^*��*  Our Big Jewellry Sale Continues  i  <���  0  1  Glance  at Our  Show Windows will Convince  Anyone that We Mean Business.  1 1  enairm  We have secured the services of Mr. Richard W. Russell (formerly with J. S. Barnard, London, Ont.),  4  ______ . o  Expert   OpticiaxL  and  Engraver |  and are now preyared to1 test the eyes and do everything in the shape of  expert eugraving.    A   cail  is  solicited.  Dealers In  Tea and Coffee  , Wo aro odurltiK at, IowchI iu'Icoh tlm liosl,  KMtioii of Ceylon, India, China mul Jaj.an  TlillH. 1  Our JioHt'.Mnoliu and JavaColl'oo _ior  pound *   10  Mooluvunrt .lava liluml,.! pounclH  1 00  Clinlconii'iulCoU'eo, I pound*  I (in  Hpoolal lllonil Coll'oo,(I noundH  I mi  Klo lilond Ciiiliio,fi poundH  1 00  Hpoolal lilond (,'oylon Ton, per pound.    HO  J  WALK  "The Leading Jeweler,"  ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������*�����������������������������������������������+*++*< ^^^^^^������������������������^���������������������������������^������������������������������������������^������������������������������������������t  A THIAL 9^3ER SOLICITED.  kootenaTcoTfee CO.  Tolophono 177.  P. O. Box 182.  WEST     BAKER    STREET,    NELSON  MILLINERY.  A large stock of Millinery and  Indies' Outfittings.  Also ladies' Hatr Goods.  MRS. ENFIELD  Next Store to  Hucloon   Bjcy Company  The Most Nutritious  Breakfast Food in  line Market and a Home Product.  ALL GROCERS SELL IT  nlDoL L0AL  $6.75 PER TON,  DELIVERED  All orders must be aooompaniei i by oash and should he forwarded  either personally or by mail to the office of  W. P. TIERNEY, GENERAL AGENT  lii^f'!  Fire, Life, Accident, and Sickness Insurance.     Real   Estate, Loans.   Etc-  Having purchased the Agencies hitherto conducted by Mr. A. R  Mimvond wc�� beg to (iiinoiiiice to Clients Unit wc will give prompt aw.  cnrulul attention lo any business entrusted to our care, ut our offices over  :�� STOKE.  .tea  izZpjft  Now ls the Time to pick your Carpet sand Linoliums just before house-clean  ing. We carry a very large assort: ment, patterns, very latest. 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