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 '-'AjSl  VOLUME  VII.  NELSON, B. C.; SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1903.  NTJMBEB^  ?24.a  N  ews of: tbe: lViines  BOUNDARY MINING DOTES.  Phoenix Pioneer.       ���  Tuesday was monthly payday nt tlie  Buowshpe inine. With the .'amonnt  then paid out the| total for this camp  this month was about.��55,000.  Now tbat arrangements have been  completed for shipping from both sides  of ttie claim, the tonnage from the  Emma is expected to be materially increased.  Shipments froinAhe Athelstan are  ' now*��oing'.to, the.Greenwood smelter.  The syndicate owning it have made  the final payment--of;; $8,000 ;on .the  Jaekpot, adjoining. ���..''.".  It 13 now estimated that the total of  theore shipments of the Boundary for  the full year of i!>0S will be about;()75;-'  000 tons, or about one-third more than'  for the previous year.  This week a force of some 20 men  have heen at-, work' preparing the  ���grade and laying the steel on the un-  . finished spur of the C. P. R. spu.r to  the Brooklyn and Slemwinder dumps,  for the purpose of being able to ship  the ore.  Manager MeViear, of the E. P. U.  and'Gold 'Fiiichv'mdii'es*,' has finished  the 1,000 foot gravity tram way,'which  will greatly facilitate the sending out  shipments oL ore vtp the Greenwood  smelter. A ear-of 38r tons'" of Gold  "Finch ore was sent out last week.  Shortly after, the .first of the year the  '���incline shaft on"���'theiProvidenee^frhrch'.'  is-how ddAV*h!13l>.fec4i will be ((eepSpedt  This niine whirjli issliippingti:b'outt\Vo"  cars of high grade ore pef-month, has  42 men onits payydll. , .Most of the, ore  now goes to the Greenwood smelter.  Active diamond drilling at the Volcanic mine, oh ��� the North- Fork- of  Kettle river, has "been startedv by  Boyles "Bros., the contractors. ������"'���Alex.  Mead, M. E., ofMai'quette.Mich'., has  arrived in the Boundary to assume the  position of engineer .for.the,syndicate  that'lately bonded the"Volcanic."  H.. H. Shallenberger' -in charge of  the development being prosecuted on  the Dom Pedro claim, one of the group  owned by tbe Chicago and B'.C. Mining Co., in Skylark camp, is sinking a  r ; '������- .   >  Henry B. Smith, M. Inst. C. K, of  Rossland, has gone to Poplar where  he will'completc surveys of the Lucky  Jack mineral claim and'the Sbamrock  placer claim for the information ofthe  supreme 'cour^'ih the case of Tanghe  vs. Morgan ,et al. Some differences  arose during the trial of the" cause in  the; evidence of the' several -witnesses  a s'to'Che boundaries :of' the Shamrock  claim and the-important free gold show,  ng on the Lucky Jack. !A survey  will sh ow the court the real metes and  bond s of the placer claim, and. enable  it to properly decide the case.  SLOCAN MINING NOTES.  lae^bafrfaftbi^^  old shaft, and is arranging for winter  quarters for the  force   of men.   Mr..  ShallcnbergeL- isaskingTor tenders to  Bink 100 feet.  A report from Grand Forks states  that the Granby company has a num-  ber of engineers, afc work ou smelter  bill, engaged in making a prelimiiiagy.  survey in coiiHCCttonvVith the projected:  enlargements of the plant or for the  construction of a separate and detached  plant. ' This'will iallord' data from  which the officials will be able to make  estimates. The date of the commcncc-  jnent of construction, however, haa not  yet been considered.   ,  At the Elkhom, adjoining' the Prov-  dence, a force of 14 men  is kept busy  developing and taking out high grade  ore.   The balance of $5.000on the bond  on this property was paid last week* by  McDonald  and   Sutherland to -.0. .L.  ���iiiqmef, of "Midway, who owned' tbe  mine. ' The new   owners will   keep  on   working. Lho   property,- having  practically paid  the entire cost of the  mine from the net. proceeds of the ore  shipped.   -  "A" '���'-?."'��� -' ''������'. Slocan Drill....     ../;     ...  Sandon :iiiihes last week sent but 73.  tons of ore.  The Idaho and Reco mines are once  more shipping.  The Payne is installing more machinery afrits ni ill.  Thice feet of. galena has been struck  on the Hope claim, at Sandon.  A git at deal of bre from the upper  camp has patsxd UjrcUgi, here this  week.  The recent snowfall has btarted the  oie n.o\ing fiim miiiieicus mines in  the camp.  J. Frank   Collom,"m:inagin<"; dhecior  of (he Arlington, is ejected in nex.  month.     Something may then appear  about the ne>y mill.  . ���,;:.'...    a"  A n*j.tier;cmployed atVthe%Ivahhoe,  j7- Ar&n,  '''������    -���      ���.-.-   *��� ���      '���"      to  named MtCidl,. hadlworirjs broken-  last   week by being struck with the  lnindle-cf. a'windlass."'  It is'reported that'.W. Kdchis,seeking a lease on the Iron Horse. If secured the jiropeii-y will be worked in  connection with the Enterprise. 7  ���The lessees.at_ the.-Republic Jjroup  wilh.make;'"a'sbipmeiit;earlyi.n . January.- -Much of it i3 sacked up already.  The ore is being taken from the Bell  claim.  European smelters have agents 'in  America seeking topurehaseUnlimitcd  quantities of zinc. Asaiesult it is.ap-  ticipated prices will go up.  =^ehasrDcmpster=of-Rosslandpw.hois:  largely interested in this camp, has returned front a lengthy trip to eastern  Canada on mining matters.   He states  there is a much belter feeling iu the.  ea6t now'Over B.C. mines.  Chiislmas is new over and'everj'one feels satisfied  ���the head of the family that he succeeded in pulling  through and is still outside of the bankrupt court, aud  ���the women folk and children because they got ''the  very thing they wanted.". It costs something in" a  Christian country to keep Christmas as it should be  kept, but it must be done, and why not?  Just as soon as ' the holidays1 over, - the committee  having charge of the affairs of the Success Club will  .arrange attractive meetings for the rest of the winter.  In two months more spring will be with us, butvin  the meantime some form of amusement is needed'to  pass away the*"long winter evenings,  There will be considerable doing at the Opera  House."during the-next few months. On the nth" of  J anuary, the Olympia Opera Company will ��� begin a  "week's engagement. This company has been on the  coast during the last two weeks, and the papers'speak  in Ike highest terms of the productions given. It is  a ltogether likely that the'' What Happened to Jones"  company will be seen here during February. Manager Annable is also trying to arrange for the appearance of the Wilbur Opera Company, 31 strong, These  are only a few of the companies likely to visit us  within the next month or so.  "Sandy Bottom" drew a good house last evening.  The play is neither very good nor very bad. Part of  the plot is taken from u The Octoroon," and other  portions, from the various plays dealing with the  moonshiners of Arkansas which, have been produced  during the'last two* decade's. There is enough adven-  fu.re;in-the play'to make it attractive to ascertain' class  of theatrergoers, and as this class was well represented;  at the Opera House last evening, the applause was  uproarious.; , The stage settings were away above the  average.  ��� W. A.- Galliher, M, P., has returned from Ottawa,  looking well, but not saying much as to whether or  not there will be an election in the near future. It is  understood William feels-he will carry this constituency against all comers.  ' YKIR MINING NOTES.  ��� ' Ymir Mirror./  The Spotted Horse is proving;a great  mine.    A sample of ore assaved a few''  days ago rims SIS- to the ton. Ton tons ! J** tunnel on the ISoriha K, aneastcrly  run through Lhe  Porto Itico mill gave  such big returns  thai the owners of  the property are trying to keep low.  But murdir will oat.  ��� The  old Caribooites are  gradually passing away.  -Scarcely-aTweek-pa'sses-thatthe^papers-do'norchron^  icle the death of one of the men who mined for gold  in the once famous gold-fields.     The last to cross the  : river was Ed.- Grannell,. who was well-known  to old  timers in'Cariboo, aged 64years.   He came to British  Columbia in 1862, and after the gold excitement died  LARDEAU MINING NOTES out in Cariboo kept hotels  in various portions of the  province.       -  !.'*���;. , ���'.'trbplaiijV'uifgc.t.' ���  B. Crilly, assistant manager of the  Great "-Northern'"initios, eam-3 in on  Monday and left, for Camborne on  Wednesday/ All".;the properties of the  company are show ing up with development. Although- the��� mill at'Camborne has not been working on tlie  riches'; oi;e, it is expected the .clean-up  .will bea good: one.  > ���  *      �� ��� ���    .     ���  On the group of 'placer claims south  of the town the shaft is now down 25  fceto'It Ls expected Unit'bed-rock Will  bo reached in" thi? next, ten feetl' Some  'very'rich specimens of float have been  taken out,.and considerable fide gold1  lias'been found in the last   five or six  ��� ��� \- ������  .-'���-"     ��� .'.      ,,    i it is said, these beardless youths to seek for the wild-  Prospcct work is being done on the i  Swede, group at about sqa.feet; Velow |Ast kindol excitement and the plentiful shedding of  "t!fc*-apcx-^ 'N��  g��*',d   can   be  done  by  recounting the  suits. Fifteen tons of ore were s)dpped ; crime?, for tliat has already been attended to bj- the  this week to.lhe company's stamp iniir more sensational of our own newspapers. What  at Camborne.       ^ .   ^,. | seems to deserve examination is the retention by these  ���Atontrttetjias^eenlAvtonm -' 25-' youllg derao.is of  a spark  at   least of their love for  mother.    This sentiment is beautiful wherever found,  and 't  is to be fuund almost   invariably  in the most  That  it  Two ofthe boy bandits confessedly guilty .of some  dozen murders, and "robberies too numerous to describe, when arrested after a bloody fight manifested  neither fear nor repentance, and asked only to be let  live long enough to "see mother," says the Toronto  Saturday Night. One boy's mother had been prominent in philanthropic work, particularly in the  rescue of depraved boys, but she had no idea that her  ,ow.n son was a blccd-lhirsty desperado whose record  for wanton murder has made the Chicago people stand  aghast. Sensational novels, the lives of cutthroats,  highwaymen and railroad robbers, together with the  degrading detoils of crime such as are given to the  i public b}-- the majority of Chicago newspapers, caused,  extension of the Lucky Jack.  -'���The ���tunnel oi'rthe Jltatic'Ilun is in  2) feet.    "Work  hu�� "..ceii discontinued ' desperate as well   as best  behaved people,  unii! after the'holiday:* J should be preserved in the hard and murderous heart  is perhaps less marvelous than it may appear on the  surface. Though we may often wonder why it is  that an intense, tender love for father is so infrequently manifested, it is doubtless true that sex has  much to do with it. Love goes out most readily to  one-of the opposite sex, yet boys frequently love their  brothers as fervently as they do their sisters. Why ?  The big boy protects the little chap perhaps more frequently than he does his sisters, insomuch as he has  more,, repeated calls to get the little brother out of  scrapes, than to keep his sisters from harm. The  father, while he may toil for the good of his family,  -is very'seldom recognized as- the one to whom the  youthful sinner must flee for protection whether he or  she is right or wrong.. As a rule, the mother does  not argue the rights of the case ; she defends her progeny simply, because they are her children. Sometimes the father is less of a disciplinarian than the  mother ; the great law of' average seems to provide  that either the father or the mother be inclined to use  the ro'd��� figxiratively at least���rather than spoil the  child. If it is the mother' that does the correcting,  then it is apt to be the father to whom tbe children  run when in trouble, or it may be to the big brother  or the big sister. The result, however, is almost invariably the same. Love goes out to the one who is  most gentle with the child's faults and most inclined  to protect the youngster from punishment. It is certainly a wise provision of nature that one or the other  parent-is gentle and blind to the faults of the family;  it is equally wise that one parent at least should be  more or less'of a disciplinarian, otherwise the brood  would grow up half wild. In the instance of the boy  bandits the gentleness of the mothers seems to have  gone to the not unusual extreme bf almost unlimited  "indulgence. The boys evidently were permitted "to  go out without restraint and to return 'when they  liked. I often wonder if many mothers are not too  indulgent to';their children, preferring rather to be  loved than obeyed. Of course love and obedience  should go together, but many mothers in their kindness cau see no weaknesses of character and impropriety of conduct in their children which should be  corrected, and do not know how cruel they are in endeavoring to be kind when kindness is not merrited.  The unrestrained boy is quite certain to develop into  a vicious youth, and.the youngster who is a nuisance,  to everyone but his mother, often ripens into the  tough, the bully,  the burglar, the blackleg or  the  murderer. That even these hardened desperadoes  still have a tender feeling for their mother is natural  enough, but many a vicious lad who has hoodwinked  and even robbed his mother lives not only to be her  curse, but to curse her in words for her neglect of his  early training. There is perhaps no harder problem  in social life than where kindness and indulgence  should cease and stern discipline begin. It is almost  equally bard to tell where gentleness and forgiveness  fail, whether strict and unbending discipline would  have succeeded. Indeed, who em tell how many  boys'who have turned out well'owe most to a loving  mother or to a hard-headed and perhaps hard-handed  father? In the majority of cases probably much of  the good of the young man can he discovered as the  joint product of both. The sons of widows are said  to make the best average, but this is accounted for by  the sense of responsibility which brings gravity of  character into a boyish life ; why should this be so  often lacking in boys who have good homes, good  mothers, and good fathers ? it is a great social and  domestic conundrum in many families.  L  E  ocal and  Ia rovincial  The scheme to   incorporate Cranbrook has died at its birth.  There bas heen an unusually large  sale of poultry this Christmas.  The postoffice was crowded this  morning with anxious inquirers for  parcels!  The Socialists of Nanaimo will place  a candidate for the Dominion House in  the field.  A large number of old time residents  of Nelson are .in the city to celebrate  the Christmas holidays.  The Cranbrook Herald states tha  work at the mines in that district is at  a standstill owing to the big mud alide  on the spur line.  The Outcrop says that in opposition  to the Masonic fraternity the ladies of  Wilme.r have formed a society to be  known as " Wilmer's Order of Ancient  Women."  The car famine at Fernie and Michel  has been relieved by the C. P. R., and  the coke surplus has been moved.  This will enable the coal company to  increase its output at these places.  Jas. Turley, a well kuown old timer,  who has for a number of years resided  in Cariboo and followed the gold mining for a 'iving, died at the Boyal Inland Hospital, Kamloops, one day last  week at the advaucetj age of. 77.    . . ,  Cranbrook has a literary society  which discusses the shortcomings of  Shakespere, Dickens, Scott and other  authors. It is pleasing to note that  the association is making excellent progress and the attendance is increasing  rapidly.  The congregation of St. Paul's  Presbyterian Church, Nelson, has extended a call to Rev. J. Ferguson, of  Cupar, Scotland. The rev. gentleman  stands high in his calling, and the  Presbyteriaus of Nelson hope he will  see his way clear to accept tlie call.   Mrs. Davie wife of the Rev. J. H.  Davie, who for years was the Anglican  clergyman at Sapperton, died on Sun-  dav morning. Deceased had not been in  ejootl health for sometime. Residesher  husband, Mrs. Davie left the following  family :The Misses Florence, "Winifred  and Sarah Davie, and Messrs.. Ian and  Gavin Davie.  Appropriate services were' held io  many ofthe churches yesterday.  Fred Irvine ��fe Co. will dispose of the  balance of their holiday goods at prices  to defy competition.  The new machine shop is now almost ready for occupancy. The work  was done by Contractor Gillett.  Jake Serson, an old-timer, is spend'  ing the holiday season* in Nelson.   Her.  has been-living in the Siinilkstmeeu  country for some time.  -A-rfl  James Rutherford, the mining man,  has left for London, in the'hope of  being able to interest British capital in  Poplar Creek properties.  Nelson Lodge A. F. & A. M. wll*'  meet to-morrow at 10:30 a.m. to attend2  divine services at the Methodist  Church. Visiting brethren are* cor--  diaily invited! to attend.  The Ymir Mirror Bays: "Refcear>-  sals are being held for a grand amateur  dramatic entertainment to be held in,  1  Ymir at & date hereafter to be fixed.  The play is specially written for the*.  occasion, and is entitled, 'The Old  Maids of Ymiraro,' the performance to*  conclude with the laughable farce (also*  specially written) 'entitled, ' Send to  Nelson.'"  The coal mining industry of Soath-'.  east Kootenay has as yet   been b��t. -  partially developed/'arid ibe-fonntt-tion.  and incorporation of the Imperial Coal ���  and Coking Company, with a capitalization of $4,500,000 is taken by 'the  Prospector as anol her s-tcp- to wards' the  further development of the immense  areas of coal in the Fort Steele mtning  division of East Kootenay.  '���3 jm r.l  , ACl  The Morrisscy Despatch notes that!;  the present winter ia an unusually  mild one, and there are no indications  that it will not continue so for some  time to come. The almost total absence of snow is a great boon to bulld-  ing.operationsand.fiiockmen.tbri-ugh^  out the district, although jl is ratheree-  rious for the sawmills, and a few feet  Of the beautiful would greatly facilitate  tlie work of getting out logs.   ' '  -&H  The death of A. E. F. Van Houch,  from cancer of the stomach, took place  last week at Mara. The deceased, who  was.W yearrf of age, was a native of  France, and was well atid widely  known throughout tho valley, having  resided tliero since 1890, and always-  took a lively interest in public affairs  especially with matters connected with  the locality in which he lived.  The replacing of the eastern wing of  theC. P. It. round house, nt Kamloops,  which was destroyed  hy lire lust Jatyr  is now an accomplitdictl fact.  The new  structure, which has cost $18,000,   f*  much  larger than tbe old one and of s  much more subbtmtti-il character, tbe  walls being of concrete ��4 inches thWc-  Extensive improvements und ulrem*-  tions in the yard are also contemplated  and plans for the f-arne aie now ant,  which   will embrace a  it-niraMIIng  of  the. yard, .new-station  buildings and  new sheds and warehouses.  The time   for New Year's  resolutions is dose, at  hand.  While  iu Nelson  we arc  practically   without  ice,  the}1* are holding skating carnivals at Oreenwood.  The Cranbrook   Herald issued  a   very creditable  Christmas edition.  His Honor Judge Henderson has  handed down his decision in the  Chinese gambling cases, appealed from  a conviction of the Vancouver-police  magistrate, F. McD. Russelh Tbe  Chinamen contended that they were  only plnyinf a parlor game of " sotig-  ponjr," itiiU ik/I the unlawful, but fascinating game of fan-tan. His Honor  upheld tlie conviction, the appeal being dismissed with costs. J11 giving  his decidion tlie judjje commented on  the presence of a complete gambling  outfit and the fact tbat a watchman  wa-s stationed at the door, who would  hardly be needed if an innocent parlor  I game were being pJayed-  A month or so, J. K. Salter, of Nelson, had his thumb almost severed  halfway between tbe lip nr>��i the joint;  scarcely more than n small jvorti.m of  the skin', holdin*; the two parts to-.  gether. He immediately cilled upon  Drs. Hull and ?lcLennan, who, although doubtful if it eonlij be accomplished successfully, i*��rr. Salter being  of middle age, made an efP>rt losiive  the thumb. They so wid the hanging  portion to the ettimp, and for weeks  gave this difficult plrre ��>f surgical  work their bcstattenlinn. To day only  a faint sear murks the place whert* the  severed parts were brought t"tr��'tl!cr.  nnd Mr. Salter is>quite naturally literal  in his praise of the skill "f tlie vi-rge<;ii&  who saved his thumb f��-r liim. THE KELSON ECONOMIST  The Economist  ' Published every Saturday afternoon ui  VBKXOJf STKEET, SKlSirS. IJ. C.  $1^00 Per Year in Advance  Advertising rates made known on application.  All clranges in adve.-tlsejients to Iiisutv  Insertion should reach tills oflice not la.tsr  than Thursday at 12 o'clock.  "When change of address is required, it- Is  desirable tbafboUi the old address and tlie  new be given.  Address all communications." PublLsiicr of  TitB Nelson h'coxoxrsr. Nelson. U. 0."  EDITORIAL COMMENT.  The year now drawing ton close, lias,  oh the whole, been satisfactory to  the  Kootenay from an industrial ami commercial point of view.: The volume of  business transacted has far t-xm-ded  .  that of any former year in our li iotory.  Particularly has Kelson beeu fortunate  in this regard.    The opening itp and  dlseovery of so many promising mining properties, has been the moat encouraging feature of the year.    This  activity in the staple industry lias not.  been confined to any particular dis-  ��� trict, every portion of  the province  participating   in the general revival.  Wot ihe least important factor in tbe  restoration' of  prosperous times   Luis  .   been the great demand for lumber, and  it is pleasing to note iu tbis connection   that next year promises   to   be  ' equally as active as 1903.-    Altogether,  . British  Columbia is to'congratulated  ���on  the substantial progress made in  1903, and if the sign's of the times be*  .not deceptive, the year upon which  ���We are entering will  not fall short of  ���  year which has now almost expired.  Letter Heads,  BM Heads,  Statements,  Note Heads,  Envelopes,  Business Cards  Dodgers,  Tags,  Etc., Etc., Etc.  Everything points to an early Do-  ���  fninion election.    From   the activity  ���  displayed.in Liberal circles, it**is <*.uite  evident that the word has gone forth  to "keep the maehine greased " for, an  election within the next few. months.  Of course Conservatives are not altogether blind to the signs, and some  preparations are being made in many  bt the constituencies for the battle.   Iti  this district several names  are Kirn-  'tioied ih connection with the nomination. ' Among the most prominent in  ihis connection, are "W. A. Macdonald,  K. ��� fc*.','' John   Elliot,   and    Clmrlto  Mackintosh.   Any of these gentlemen  would be acceptable to Conservatives-,  "���'Arid with a united effort could win. .  \i$& ":  It does not always follow Unit be-  - cause a man has had a longexpLrieccL  as a legislator that   he ace -i7ipjb,!i>  morc for his constituents.  Take Hnrry  ^rWrichtrfor"iirslaiicE    TlTTs~iS"hi5'liiyr  session, and; and already  he has been  very active iu the interests of his eou-  ��� fitituenls.    -  He .has ��� made .lii_ipai.il.  thoroughly acquainted with tlie waijts  of his district with the hope of bcin<r  able to have them attended to sa'Ljfiie-  torily.  Mr. Wright does not posensiui  orator; he does not print a paper to  herald; forth  his virtues; he does riot  assume to beagreafredresserof griev-  auces,".-yet he does, a great, deal, and  carries put the wishes of the people  who eent him to the Legislature.  Complete Stock of Stationey  Orders by Mail Receive Prompt Attention.  VERNON    STREET,  KELSON,  B.  C  Good serviceable Broad Toe for Infants.  Splendid wearers for Children and Misses,  Iiadies' Fine Shoes for Fall Wear.  Oxfords and Slippers in good shapes and styles.  Youths' and Boys' in "both heavy and fine.  Men's fine Shoes.  ERS  Specialty in Storm Rubbers for Everybody,  best quality.  All  ! F. J.  WALLPAPERS,  PAINTERS AND DECORA TORS,  SIGN WRITING,  PICTURE FRAMING. ...  ROOM MOULDING.  f BAKERST.,NELSON,B.C  J.. ��� fa A if% �����%    ������    A.��V    t%    ���%    ��V- ��%    ���%__.*>_A_ *���>    A     i����     __*,     A     t*i     A    ��V   A     A ....A.  f  T -  f  Mines and Real Estate  Mining, Ranching and Timber .Lands and Town Lots in all parts of the  Kootena3"S for sale.    Correspondence invited.  AGENT FOR THE  Kootenay Valleys Co., Limited  Some splendid blocks of farming and  grazing lands in the valley 0  the Kootenay and Elk rivers, adjacent to  the   markets  of Fort Steele  Cranbrook, Ferine,. Morrissey, etc., for sale, in large or small   parcels  to  suit purchasers.    Good  timber, hay and water.    EASY TERMS.  T.  BAKER ST., NELSON, B.C.  GTER  P. O. BOX 223  "GENERAL BROKER  One seven-roomed house and  one three-room house  for rent.  NELSON, B. C.  | The largest exclusively Wholesale  Liquor  House in   the in-  1 [ terior.  Three dwelling 'houses for sale rii easy terms.  One Lot on Stanley street, opposite R. oal  Hotel for sale ata bargain.  ' -���'  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 S  ress  omment  Hamilton .Spectator.  " Siren-a-then    tlie    Government !"  vyaila the  paor oIJ Globe.     Il sruelb  strong now.  l-"liOc:iix i'ioGCor.  Notwithstanding iho ta!!\ of opposition, the Government seems to bis got-  ting albn&'p'roity vri.-Il. coiissiilcniiij the  jtale it was left in by priM-iou'3 luluiiii-  iatrati.^ns.  In a couple of weeks, the municipal  elections take place*. As yet notliing  li i" beeti' done in the* way of discuss in ��  Hii'itublc'candidates for oi'ice. It is understood that some of tho prosont  nieiiubei��ha<*c decided to lctirc, i-t'liev-  caiiilirtates for tlie House of G.*.'u;no!i3  who -will put the general interests before those* fur partisan mlv.-i ntige-  Tliciru is littlo d.mbt th it a s >!i I dale-j i-  tion ofscren ������would' be al>le to aeeoin-  p]is!ra_<rood rlealrif it" \v-is~~u liderstootl"  that nn cerluiu measitivs tiiey would  voto independent, cf ��� either party. A  vote that rneiint.'ii difierence of fourteen in a division might come to exercise an important .influence nnd gain  Kootcnuv Mull. " Tor  the  Province some of the  things  There is likely to be active interest which we have long ���lemamleilhi vain,  taken in Uie city elecli msnext month. \\c fL..xr. however, that tho party bins.  The higher rates this year, caused l>y"'js too strong to permit of it being sub-  tho cost of ropalriris the flume and ��rdinated to an arrangement to ignore  dam at.the power house, haa appealed party.'allegiances' in. the selection of  lotheititcredtsof the taxpayer as nolh-i candidate  ing eUc could.  DOLLS  2QC TO S4  SILK SATIN  TIES, 20C  During the rrios-ith of December every person trading on the dry goods  hide of* the store will be given ouo coup >:i with every dollar'a worth ol" goods  purchased, entitling them to a chance in the drawing for a  lhe drawing to take phice on the 31st December, 1!).),'>. Cu.atonier.-i will please  ilr.ip thesniidl pinxion of their coupoiih in the box ai tbe door. This is an additional incentive lo come and secure some of the hundreds of bargains that  ..re yet to Le dNpoot'd of in.lite  The follnwiti'r (ireVjusta few items culled From tlio various depart nents:���  A big selection of ladies', continues,, coatd and waterproof.-s in all the various  wears and colors. , This year's styles from  36.00t030.00  20) pieces of dres- goj.h iu all shu les and texlnros from  ���35C-to &uoo-per-yd  let.-, |)i>ie  de soies, buiigaliues  Ottawa ClIlKcn.  The Govertimeiit is to be congratulated on its decision to but!.? two I'ist  cruisers, one for the service on thelal;es  aiid the other on the Atlantic coast, to  protect Canada's fisheries. They should  he swift -and well-manned  ships with  ttig that they have conliibiited all that [an armament capable of commanding  ��ould be reasonably c.\*��>�� c'.ed of Uiem  - Jn'iUieiwa'*; of sacrifice of time hi lhe  city'a interests. u It '������'looks as if the  3Hayor,and Council -for the couiiiijjr  year would be elected by acclamation.  There have been more presents :��ijr-  ebased in Nelson this year than ever  before. This is one tfay of demonstrating the prosperity of tlie country. It  is only when times are good that  pebple can afford to buy-Christmas  presents.  respect.  IlctiiKluryCi'cck Times.  The citizens of Hedley, Princetoi:  and other ptiints. in the Stmilliainccn  are organizing for the purpose*of seeur-  itigthe ca.slj* construct ion of a railway  into thai rich and promising district.  Alroady boards1 of trade huve been  formed in both towns and petitions  are being circulated asking both'governments to interest themselves in the  project. -. .. ���'���-' -' ' -  Tub , Economist wishes-its rerdcrs  ph&ppy and apiosperous New Year.  ' Vancouver News-AdvcxiiBcv.  Tlie New  Westminster Columbian  J .suggests the desirability'of' selecting  Ilosalaricl World.  The Nelson Tribune is nothing if not  original.       It    declares     tlieoltoss-  hkin.l   World   is    tlie    organ   of    the  "'���July ^ruI{ri.leites,, in.Itosslaiul.   Tho  World denies the soft impeachment.  We   were onpe political   bed   fellows,  according  to  the same Tribune, with  Curtis and Kirby, (stnuige pair to draw  too) but we must  have  had a  falling  oiat.     The World is ready to back any  measure by any party which is f-a* the  public good, especially if that goodj'be  Eossland's.    We will cheei-fiilly admit  that Kirby'.is right over the two per!  cent .tax,'��lt"irxi:f'i. we don't want to;  go to bed with hiin.     We arc also prepared tosa3r nice tilings of John Houston, for his 'amendment of the Municipal Act, but the World would not  like tojgo to bed vvith hiiii either.     If  [* Rossland cannot get -anything out of  McJSride the R-.iSilaud World will not  have much-to say about his generosity  to (his camp.    Uut give the poor man  a chance. ,��� tiou..  A large .variety, op silks.'and   ea'ins in' taflet..-, |)i>ie  clu. soies, beiigaliues  nicrves satin duc.hcsso,'plain satins and fancy biouse'sili-s froni  50c to $2.50 per yd.  A fine lot of'up'-to-d:'.to, ready-to-wear blou ���_-.���; in all sizes a..d styles trom  $1.00 to 5.00  Ladies' gloves in black, .white..and tans dressed and undressed kid fri.ui  85c to $1.50  Lowest priced-1 prettiest and jnost shapely foolwtiir-for invii mul vvoinen  from.  $1.95. to 6.00  A large assortment of ���fancy slippers for misses, women and children from  50C  Mens' suits and overcoats.    Cod reliable iniko at prices that will surprise  you.   From  $4.75 to 19.50  Carpets in good color 3.��inbinati>n-<, tapestries and brussel'soil ut less than  tlie goods cost to weave! sewed anil laid free of charge from  50c to $1.56 per yd.  T  ~^5  _o>  ZLdJiALd  in pints and quarts.  Dawson's "Extra.Special"' Scotch.'   Granda Cigars.  Mitchell's' Heather Dew Scotch etc.    Earl of .Minto etc.  A full line.of imported and domestic Liquors and Wines.  McDonald s Confectionery  Baker Street, Nelson  Jo  3.T  PlumberandGasfitfer  t  Estimates Given  on General  Plumbing, f  v-       Sewer Gonnections9 Etc, |  Baker Street, near Ward   Street, Nelson.      |  n  TOWELS  4   FOR   2 5C  MEN'S  BRACES 25C  Ofthe Latest Designs  AllKIVINQ 3>Air.Y.  Nfee line of Trouserings  Nelson Tent & Awnini  tfhrlf  ?;s  MERCHANT TAILOR  Ward St., next rev/P. 0. ElcJg., Nelson  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  achine3 and Pfanos  All kinds of Canvas Work  made  to order.  Also   Clothes  Cleaned   and   Repaired.  Boyington & Ross,  257    BAKER    ST.,    NELSON  For Rent and for Saie  OidConosiffSli^.teiliijieSf.J  mm  Head Office Nelson, B-C.  Branch  Markets   in   Rossland,   Trail,   Nelson, Kaslo, Sandon, Three  Forks, New Denver aud Slocan City"  Orders by Mail to any branch will have prompt and careful atten  ���f0.  ���H  H ���_  .   ... -?^  r^-cIi ^':*:&Ad<$)mAn.y _yy,~iiy  j more tisa yoar raoaey'aWiitli. JvlTmr/.!  j Agg-ilretcOi.P3, Dcpt.     . ISO Sissca  ".������-l.��!ip   -h  i ir; r,e\Y 1-.  icorrr.u- |.:.  mcnta.c.f aj',3rdflScnpLit.ii��!.b��LHjic��iaJo t7  sir y��tt fro:n WVTTtoGOifori s-u-jr p-.rr. E  ���t-faii ho join at.ot.ec.TflSl <riLlcr^*- i��:iol\ 'fi.'  ��� o  &Q  0  ���^=sa>'  &  a  &  S'��l  '.fcaesas  u  '(si- , -.-Vs*.,  Z- j&��\  THE  NELSON ECONOMIST  2Sr  '*-- "-��1  i'.--,7ym  -Am  -   , .   rttifl  ./��   -XCS.'li  s��K^3gee^22g>*3B'^^^  '   *  ^|  f     ���        I  appy New Year  At  A. . -*J  '-.'**,l-'*-i'b^y"'i  IS&r.  r  ^^SS323SSEESS2��S  Ej   ft.  H:s*a*g^^^*?^?^^y-.^-^rs  any s  Lg^saai**BVifi^aKiiia5ia��sy^^  ��  One' of Bangs' Political Experiences.  At a recent fraternity "dinner* John  ritendriek *13jii��s tott. this J'firy'as o:3ie ii  ;V13 ,po.],lJ;ieaI experiences, says   tlie Xuw  I York "Tiiues": .....  I    "Afc the time I \\-,n nniuiiic; for znaycT  .of Yonkers E s.uv a laborer "di��'>in<r in a  !trench, and t thought 1  woiiid  u*v* to  ', capture his vote.   I. Vent up ty lUiu' iuid  :said:  "'Hello, Patl��  ��� "He.looked at rae V\*itlioafc rcccn-nuian  /me,-a-ad said: 'Good liionliu', so"r.'��        ��  "I sitid ifc wag il line d.iy and asked him  ;ic he   had  raadc   up   his   nuv.'d  how' lio  ��� would vote lit lhe election.  "'Oi don't know, sor: but wan thin-*  ���ia sure, Oi'JL nol to to for tliat d.ihm hile  'Bangs.5 * '    " ~  "'Why not?  "'"Well,' said he, 'lie's *a swell -mil a  'roostererat and  a dood.'  " A -Little Previous.  '   "Well." Paid the doctor, "ho*w doyoi.  feel to-day?"  '"Oh,-doctor," replied the  patient, wc.irilv, "1 am suffering the tor  ,-mentH of the" damned." "What! Al-  ' ivartv?" enquired the doctor, pleasantly  ���Cli'icaco "Post."   .  Remr.-'.iable.  -Yes, sir,", said., the new "benedict, *Tvi  qnf-s.. fenuu-lctible   wife.    She  can  cook  "aw* r.l_i.y the piano with equal facility."  '     '-The "idea! ��� Whcio did she ever lean*.  ���to cook"�� piano?';'���l"ihili\delphia "Press.*  , "I explained to him as best I could  'that Mr. Bangs was none 'of these things,  ���and, even if he was, ib,was because-'tie  ���couldn't help'it. 1 invited him to'come  ,and have n drink -with me; he accepted,  'and, after having .lafccn: two or tlnA  ���'drinks, wo liecanife-very-friendly.���*'\,yiul��  ..'.ho was in a seemingly affable 'rircbd 1  ���cenfessed thitfc I v-ay Bangs. ~" ���  A "1 had a'cigar-in-iuv pocket,'abd'n'a it  ;was the last oE a'box' that.-Robert 'Louis  ;!iteyciisoii. "bacl/seiif'.'itic  froin Samoa',-��J  prized it. liiglly.. Put much as 1 prized  ;:ifc', I fchougirt 'it well  spent if ~I  could  Clinch Pat's to to with it.  }   "I asked Pat if he  would smoke, and  lie said'hc would." "lie'took the cigar, bit  ;off the end, jut it in his mouth, and lft  ifc..' Then' suddenly "ilie gras]ie(l. the cigar  ���rand lllrew It*-violently to the ground.  ���'.   "In��� astonishment I asked hiih: "lai't.  :ifc a good cigar?'  I "'Yes,- sor," he said, 'laa seegar is  gec-d enough, hut in me excitement in  imeetiji- you Oi forgot Oinivir'ajnolce.'*'  Oaths Road.  ���'Sweet,   we   must" never  meet  sjicI   iwu*t  again.  "Jwere too much pain: - -'  ���We .needs must so  our journey  through  ..,-.'.     tlliS   lttO- -       -"     7.,'   j.,..._���--i    -..  'Without much pricE or slrife'fcr fear v?e  wall; too slow  .Mid wo haTo far to go.  rSwtet, you and I must never meet and  - kiss.   : ,|  'Twore too mitcii bliss.;  ��� We liave to  go our journey  soberly        ���  'Without n-(ieh ecstasy' l'or fear M-a wain*  . -..'  tco fast .'���'    ��� .  ' . ;_Aiitt'iti5s3'.t!i6 Tfay a't last.'  Sweet, 'you and r'riiiisf.follow" sai>axa.t&  ways -.   ���:���'���  Aud pass our days'-  ���Anfl not too hiugIi i-emember" hot:, forget  ��� Toor" ��� utterly,   for   yet,- remains-'-.the *un-  Uno\va..Enn     ���.'..;'        -.' S  ;.. ^\*hereln  . .-    i '���'������    \s  <A]l our w;'C-rfa'ring .Iiein*? p^st atid done)  At'sEt cf 2-.;n  Aiter do sbine and rsin  We tal-tc our.ea.se, nnrl maylie meet again  ���3*00.1 JJ. Haei'Xer, in,':0-atlooi;.a*.--  I! -,      . Has Last Say.  *s.  "  "Say, .pa,"  queried   little  Billy  Blor.  ���'Jumper,* "what's an echo?"  _ ''An cclK),_inv jon,"   replied   the  oh.  ���Aim witli a sigh long drawn out, "is thu  '���only''thing-that can-flimflam a -woman  ' out of the last word."���"Lyre."  Little Ozro���Pa-w, what is a ehambei  a^jf   horrors? o Farmer  Bentover���-Wa-al.  i good land, Ozzie!   Don't you know what  , your craaw's-spare bedroom' looks'like?���.  :!Tack."  ���'������"   :  Jifore iha-n.forty per cent, of tho people.  ; of Great -Britain could not write their  :namea wlcu.Qucen .Victoria ascended the  ihvdue.   Now-only.scvijn per'cent, are in  that-condition. '"   '     .... '  !    Hat Salesman���So-you'invaded France  ,' with-your line?   How did ypu make out?  ���vj'iciycle". .!3alcsma,n-r-:Y.ery. -poor.   ��� Every  I itiniei'I.'handed any '. q-.io ,'my card    he  iLilioiiglit-f'wanted to light a duel.���Chi-  <.-ngo "News."  Brannigait���The doctor iold me to get  ai porous plasther for me stomach.-Drug-  j,igt���Yes, sir; what sort do you want?  Brannigan���'Tis little I care what sort it  J3 so long as 't.Uaisily digested.���Catholic "Standard and Timcs.'V   .  Tt is reported ..that a young married  -u.-in-of Golconda, wrapped iii the grca't-  ii *t 'cxeitrfiiient, licw to the telegraph of-  |fi'eo"'6if his.-town -and '���. wired-, his wife's  ' iclatVvess-a happening ;ts .follows: "Twins  i to-day, liib're _to-inprrow.*"-r-'*Lyrc."  Pliilanlhropy.���Andrew        Carnegie���-1  wouhL, like .to .give your town-a public  Icifizea-r-Thank'   you  Chea;  Sl.'.'  -1X7.  iltiiaimint ^lanag^i'���po ynu -t-h;:s.  wc c.in' ^ive ��� a rt'spec-tacle -taiJit? a ijoti  ���dinner for one dollar?  "it.  be r.  jspccfca-blc���^o-vrn * a'ypit^'  ���uinner ut une u-.i...!i .  Proprietor���VWd  better make ' i  ���dollars.   Then -we'll kiiow.it���won't  vour name over tho  '���'Record-ire raid."      _ -   ' .'''"'. " "'-  * ".  iV "A-postal'card sent froni" Billvillc ~to  ifohe-{*f-the absc:it-.*b"'.--!thicn:r.ca.ds-:-*'I>eiir  i Jim���Nuthiii' hut -jowl. ncw= to t.ell.you.  ! your era.p paid o;f "the ������mortgage; your  i brother-broke out o.'.iai!. an' your daddy  1 h.is ipgt !f<st Sl,OO.J-qiit..-t!ii>.,raih*o.id.fer  j^iInaiH*. .ovtist hj-i .le*; A\i&7b- l"*r.o'vi,.leiic*  I pro'vidin'!"���Atlanta   ���''Constitution.'*  :'. .��� "At-2 you playing horse?" asked the  ��� benevc)l��it(<;j"c;.|r.jeni^ an in-  ��� terest 'in  chiidren.  *��� "Curt-aiiiH- rot," a lowered- the.vlit'le  i.-B.oSt.ri?i-'lif)-A -'"X.'o 'aFe"y,niH.nsing oursetres  ybv-Iii J* ��4^uii ptlow^tlirf t Bro tli er- -VViij :l >  is an iehlhvDsa'urr.sa  :ul  pre-"  ! ldstonCTfef!ifeiit'pfe?��e:'df "iim."��� tt'iuu-  ���iiigfcon "Star." . '  Kitchener's,- SociaLSuccess.  ������ Co-ntr*jy----t-> ���������Bia.'*- 7_rzi\y Englia^n-iCTi  tliouglit before he went to India,  Taord --Ifitchener hasi been making  Limself "a great reputation in Simla  as a host. ��� As soora as he arrived at his  post in India, Lord Kitchener began improving tlie grounds and transforming  , the - interior of "Snowden," the official  .resiidence of the commander-in-chief. As  soon as he was able to receive, masculine  Simla began writing their names in the  general's visiting book. This is an immense brass-bound volume, which cus-  -tom decree* shall be exposed,"between  twelve and two each day, on a table on  the veranda of the commander-in-chief's  residence, to receive the signatures of all  who consider themselves entitled to have  socia'l relations with his military excellency. In due course, this customary  courtesy completed, each caller or his  - \wife,--where "such-existed-���received,- by  red-coated messenger, a large official invitation card, with "K" printed in. gill)  on the top, stating that the commaiider-  : in-Chief requested the honor of their  company- at a .ball. . Those who were  either personally known to Lord-Kitchener, _or_ whose official ''position justified  the distinction, had meanwhile becn-'eii-  ���tertained ijt dinner, and Simla had be-  ^'guii to talk of gold presentation:' plate,  fof:changes for the better introduced into  ;the arrangements of 'i.the. house, of ii  pretty taste in flowers displayed by. its  occupant, and of a really excellent cuisine. The ball, which was attended by  Lord and Lady Curzon and some 6even  hundred guests,' confirmed Lord Kitchener^ reputation for hospitality. It'was  noticed that special arrangements had  been ma/3a to bring every posidblo room  in the buihthig into requisition, and to  extend the accommodation by tents ami  shamianas, so that nobody should be left  out ef the occasion. The guests were  not only entertained on a most generou.-  scale, but they were struck by the carefully planned arrangements for their  comfort, and Ly the infinity of personal  pains taken to ensure tlieir enjoying  themselves. Lord Kitchener received  everyone Jiimsclf, and.hisi pleasant handshake of good-fellowship dispelled n host  of lingering doubts as to the manner of  the man.  ";  '���.'-. Ingenious.  The  French   paper?   tell  of  a   thrifty  Parisian who has hit upon a new system  of snfety deposit.    A visit was .recently  made to"a police station in the Faubourg  Mpnmartre by a M. Samuel V., who c.un-i  to claim a parcel of jewels which lie had  lost a month previously, valued afc 300,-  000   francs.    The  commissary  consulted  his register.    31. V.'s  jewels   had   been  found  and  taken to the station  by __,[.  ���Leo"n D-.    "It-is very curious,"  s.iid an  "employee, "these same jewels were lost on  thi'. .-same   date  last  year,   and   brought  here  by a   IT. Leon  D.,   and   claimed   a  month afterward by M. Samuel V." "li;  is very curious!- Too canons!" said tbo!  commissarv; "explain this strang'_> eoinci- !  deuce."    After   a '.slight   hesitation,   M. !  Samuel V. explained   tlfat,  being  afrai.'j  of !burgla.ra  while  away   for  a   inorith'; i  holiday, he thought it would be ififficul; i  to find a more secure place to put. them I  if ^ Idbacotts^ Cigarettes are Second to Kcne  , :���'... '      . I  WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTING   Afffftf^ fd* ��,ESTER,I <5A*ft0fl--  ton & Go., L'td, vtta&aa  MONT HEAL,  Sore Manure  turers of the "Pirrto Shell Cor-  dovatK" Gicves and Mitts  R.Hf CARLEYf B.C.Agt  S7.50 PER 108,  OELiVEREO  All ordt'r.s miiPt l>e accompanied 'oy r:ti��bin3'aisO. tId.he ioiv^r^td  tiiher j-crsoiKilly or by mail to .heeScatf  ^ft'TCttlEY, GENERAL AGEfe? THE NELSON ECONOMIST  m  V->Z  ISK  l^Ar,  The Origin cf Coiiec.  As .to tfie Ti'-'-tory of ootYoa, (he ������*���;  igeiid', runs that it w^s first fa;n-.i  growing wild in Arabia. ILuiji Uaua.  ;"0 dervish, discovered it in iiioo, r\z  Aundred and seventeen Jears ago. Ii.;  ���wig dying-oi hunger in the wiMernw,  'when, And ing some small round berrif-,  .lie' tried to eat >hom, but they were bit-  t*sr. He tTied roasting thetn, nnd ihe--e  lie finally steeped in some water iw'C ii  "the. hollow of his hand, and Jcund tha  decoction ns refreshing as if he had partaken cf solid food. lie hurried back t'>  Jfocha, from which he had been 'banished,  ���nd, inviting the wise men to partake o:  Jiis discovery, they were so well'plrased  ���with it that they made him n  saint.  The story 13 told,-'writes Thomas P.  .Dawley, jr., in "Success," tliat coffee wis  introduced into the West rndies in IT"--"?.  by Chirac, a French physician, who 'i*ve  a Norman gentleman hy the name of He  Clietix, a captain of infantry on his way  to Martinique, a single plant. The se.t  forage wa�� a stormy one, the vessel was  driven cut of her course, and drinking  ���nrater became so scarce that it wa.- distributed in rations. De Clioux, with an  affection for his coffee plant, divided his  portion of water with it, and succeeJe.l  in bringing it to Martinh|iie, although  weak, not in a hopeless condition. There  le planted it in his garden, protected it.  iritn.a fence of thorns, and watched it  daily until the end of the year, when he  gathered two pounds of co'lTre, which lie  distributed among the inhabitants 0/ t'.ir  island to be planted by them. I-'ro.u  2far Unique coffee trees in turn were sent  to Santo Domingo, Guidaloupe a::d other  neighboring islands. *  '*- The coffee tree is an evergreen 31171515.  growing, in its natural state, to a height  of foui-tcen to eighteen feet. It is usually .kept trimmed, however,, for convenience in picking .the berries, which grow  along the branches close to the Icjvcs  finxl resemble, in shape and color ordinary'cherries. The tree cannot be grown  above the frost line, neither can it be  successfully grown in. the tropics. The  most successful climate for production is  tbat found at an altitude ��1 about four  thousand feet. '��� Anything much shove  this is in danger of frost, which is fatal  to the tree; and, when coffee, is grown  inuch. below this,' it requires artificial  shade, -which materially-increases./the  cost of .production and does not produce  as marketable berries.. It is owing te  this particular requirement that coffee  has never been successfully oproiiuced ���  jjorth of tie Mexican boundary.  A Gentle Remiuc'er.  .j The following style of typewritten let  ter is suggested for use -when you don't  care-to aay.it right out:  '."Dear. $ir���You will ptea$e excuse"tliig  tut I am $orry to $ay that the letter t"  2$ mi$$ing from thi$ typawritcr, wherea!;  I cannot do_better. I wi$h to $ay, however, that if you $hould happen 111  $treet $ome day $oon, 17 would con$iue;  jit a $<rarce of great plea$ue if you ���wouh'  $top in and $ee u$ about a ceitain $*na*:  matter, that. $hould he $e ttled. You:  '$iiicertr' $ervaut," etc.���Colun-bia "Dis  ���Ofttdi."*  Reversing Things.  /��� "We understand that there is'.a', grow  ling fashion among men to wear wed  ding rings.- This i3 ni healthy sign tha.  ���the fair sax is to .be iought with it  'own weapons. The gills have-taken t  .wearing our -collars and -neckties an*  ���shirt-fronts, so that a moderate cours  jof reprisal seems justifiable. By and bj  (when the change over is a little moi  'developed, we shall see the good wif  starting for the city, whilo her husbonr"  in & housekeeper's apron, will stand 0  the garden gate waving an affections!  ��ood-bye with a soft-haired Lrooui.  SaasideTalk.  1   She���X feel so Bad���we've- gofng fcac'  pome to-morrow.  ���   He���Br Jove!   80 are we.  .   She���Ob, I am glad.   What train ir  you going by?  The Major's Discomfiture.  She was more than beautiful, and a  she t-tood in the garden surrounded by 1  ''crowd of idoring victims, ..a subtle es  oseriee seemed to. distil ,< from.-, her whicl  [rendered her perfectly irresistible. .  ". "Isn't that Major, Tuirinr she en  .quired, indicating a middle-aged mashe  'Who was posing on the other side of th  ,lawn.   '     ,-.������'������'-'"'' '"���;.���  ,"Yea, that's Jack,": replied the ma-.  jeha had addressed. "I didn't know li  (was in town.*?.; '        .  . .'"Would you .mind- telling him that 1  'should like to speak to him for a min  ntet?    ���:...  .''With   pleasure,"   and   he   made   the  best   of liis ' way  between   the  various  groups of .well-dressed people, until, he  found the object of hia search. .  ''How d'yon do, Jackt" he   observed.  *Y6u're ,in luck, you old bounder!'  /"Eh, whatt. What's up, then?"    -'*���-*���;  "Why, tbe Diva has sent me to fetch  jron.***  -The.4-���! Oh, well, it's a beastly  ���nuisance having to move about this hot  weather���but, of course, a lady's com-  riMiid-* niust be obeyed.*"  And putting on as much side as though  ihe was accustomed to reigning beauties  sending for him every hour of -the day,  the major swaggered orcr, to "where'tile  bflie was holding her court.  /"So glad to see you, major," she observed, smiling most ; sweetly as sho  spoke. "1 want to ask'you to domes  favor."  "Why, certainly,'- answered the gallant officer,; pulling himself up, until he  felt inches taller. "Anything in my power." .'.'.'������' .0    -  ���������Would you mind .'taking this," ana  she handed him a little lace wisp of a  handkerchief, "and- rubbing the. paint off  my face thatyou told everyone at Kane-  lagh last Saturday you knew I put on?"  A-moment's.silence, a roar of laughter  from'the admiring crowd, and the major  bolted.  Poor major.���"Ally Sloper's nalf-JTnT-  day." .'.'-���.;������'  .'..'   ,   ".   Unkind.  Algy'J--Gwace   has   a. hahwid    father.  When I avvsked him for her hand I said:  "Love for your daughter has dwiver- uip  hawf cwazyl"  "Choll/r���-Stud then, deah boy?  <Tbea ~the'*bld - bwii'ic said:  'Has. ��!h*"  f?eU, arh�� cojagleted tJic job V "  (�� <&_  1 M  Eyeaclie.  lieadact  c? pea? -  m?  J&IZ&JP&  I CURES ALLEYS DiSSASHS.     .  1 CR-VJULATiOl'' ETC.      "^^Z  causes  perly adjusted glasses remove  the cause and effect a  permanent cure.  Satisfaction guaranteed.  W  1|>  ��_  W  ��� *' Opticians  Baker   Street,   Nelson.  Koike  Notice i�� l^erelry given lliat ro days nfter  ���ihlMliHoiid loiii>i>ly !������ !?.<��� Cliief Untniuls-  tiouer iil'Lituclsniic! IVi.rks mm ti\vul-t\ lii-i>nse  to uutnnd carry :iv.;iy funW-r i'r..111 t.'u.-lolunv-  ii>}r lit sfci ii.vU *;iii'*b kit nit t.��'<l ��m Ji<mii<!a:-y  ircek. nbfiui U uiilrs \.-i--sl uf 3��"nten��y  Ulver in Wost���������Koi-tfiuiy Dislvict. (*omiiicn-  cinii ni iv post. in:irl-cil M. Hi(.Uiri-'s  liurtliwcst. c(iT!i:r, tlionce CiiPt !?>' cliiiin-r,  Mit'tiec xouth 4u i-luiiui>, llieiice wotl'iiii-lialns.  tliciu'u i/orlii -10 i-liuiii."lU>]'<iii'tul'i,Giiimi'iici'-  WiCIlt. ���  M. McO'uikk.  .Criffton,'Dec. V5111..100S. :  NotioB  Notice ia 5-creby given lliat SO t!s.ys after  dale I intend to anily to Lhe C'liiuf Commis-  Hioncrof Lmids und Wui-Isb . fur a xpeciul license to cut and carry away timber from  the  1 livil,:t- Mr 1*1 iiityuu** itio, iuci*i.(h ^.^ov   ...v..   . ........  tlieiicu uorth4U cliali.s to jiIiiL-e of begiiiiiint  -���.-������ .        '     T. 11. WlIITlKO.  .  Creston. T)ee. loth. 1003.  Notice  Kotlce In licreby Biven that SO days after  date 1 Intend to upjiJjMo Ibe Chief Cojiimls-  Bioner of Lands siiul iVurku for a spceiiil H-  censc to cut aud carry awiiy timber from, the  folUiWlnijdtKer'ibcd lands, ���:ltiiutr.<lon Boundary Crceki about ��� eiylit mile's- west of  Koolenny Kiver;' in Wc.t Kootenay Dis-  ���.rlet. C'omiui'iicing at a, post nifirked A. .1.  McUulre'H N'. li. corner post, LHoituis west KiO  rlialntj/tlieiivc soutli 40chains, tlience enst 1.00  chains, tliciitc norlli 40chains to ]>lactf uf be-  ijiniiin^.  A'. J. McGuike.  Creston, Dec. 15Mi. 1��0.  Notlca  ^Notice ia licroijy given'thnt SO d:\yn after  date 1 intend toupi'ly 10 the Cliief (Jonnnis-  .-iioncr. of Lnuds mm Works for a special U-  cciirc to ml. and carry'-iwity. limber from ilie  follow!nedcsc-rilx'd Inn lis nliuaLc on UOundary  fircek about e'-silit miles, west of Kooteimy  ftiver In West Kootenay District: Coinmcu-  e.lugat 11 post marked T. It. AVtiltiug'n H. E.  corner post, tlience wert lf>0 cliaiijs, thence  north '10 chains, thence east MO thai ns, tlienco  Boutli 40 ctuiins to.pluco of begimiing.  'r. H;jVViiitino. ���������  Creston, Dec.15tbr WO*.  iGe.  Notice is herc-liy given Unit thirty dnj*s after dale, 1 intend t��> apply to the Cliief Coin-  inl<.si(iiiei:oC I.aiulK and Worly. fur a special  License to civt and carry snvu'y timber from  llic'following described lnnUs, situated on  Boundary Creek Kbout 10miles, west ofKoote-  iiHj- Kiver in \V'c.=t Kook'iuiy Ill-'trict.. Coin-  iiirii(sinjritt�� postarnarind t). K. Harris' N. E.  corner ihriico souili 80 i-l-aluH, ��� thence.  w��!st 80 chains, thence north 80 eLinins, thence  east 80 chains to place of "jegiimint,'.  C. P.- Hakius.. -  Creston. Isee. 15th. 1U03. .   -,.-������  Nstice.  Koliceis hereby given'. tlitM. SO days after  date 1 intend toapply to tlie Cliief Commissioner of Lands.und Works for a special 11-  ci'iimto i-itt-ahd^ciirryaiiwii.y^tlniWer^irom^tlie.  following described lauds,si united about ten  .miles west of Koolenny Ulver In West  Kootenay District. Commencing at a post  inurked. ,T. Hicks' H. li. cornor, thence  .wertSO chains, thence nortli SO chains, theuce  eaBt 60 cli.airis, tlioiicc.souti) SO ehiLiiis to place  of beginning.  i      J. Hicks.  Creston. Dec. 15th, 1303.  Notice.  Not lfi- js hereby given Hint K0 dnys after  date 1 intend t<> upplv to tlie Cliief Commissioner ol J-ntidK una Works for u special license to cut und curry invuy tinibor from the  following described lands, silunted on liouiid-  ary Creek, nbnui twelve 111 litis west of Kootenay Ulver. in West Kooiiniuy District. Commencing ntu post msrlU'd .1. Hicks' N. E.  coi uer p��,st, thence south to chains, thence  west Hu cliiiins, tlience north JiOeliains, thoiicc  east80 chains to place ol' beginning.  .'.IIlCKS.  Creston, Dec. loth, 1C03.  Notice.  Notice Is  hereby clveil that .10 dnys after  date I hit lid to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for 11 special   li  1 eeiiM' lo cut and curry away timber from the  - fallowing described lnnus'siluated on lioiuid-  | arv Crei-K, alu.nt twelve inik-K west of Kootc-  ' uny.Kiver, in Wist KooK'iiay HiHtrict.   (Jom-  ( meiiuingiit a in.si luarkedC. l<". Harris'K. E.  .ucornei p��rst,  thenee west lf>0 cliiiins, tlience  ' north 4I> cliiiins, tlience easl ICu chains, thence  south 4Ueliains to place urbegliininir.  C. V. llAHltlS.  Creston, Dee. 13,1!Ki3.  Notice.  Notice is hereby given that. 30 days nfter  date I Intend to apply, to the Chief Cotnmis-  s'on'cr of Lands and Winks loriispecial license to ei;t uncLcany 11'wsiy tinitier from Ilie  fwliowiiiK ill scribed I a nils si' mi ted 011 llound-  u'ry CieL-k.uboiit twi-lvo miles m-stof Kootenay Llivir in West Koo.tc'ii-iy District. Commencing ill ti post marked M. MeUuire's S.  K. corner pi st, tnence north 40 chains, thence  west 160 chains, tliencu south' 40 cliiiins,  th' neeeast 100 chains to place of beginning.  .   M   &Ic(Jumis.  Creston,Die. loth, 1903.  Those Questions.  ifothcr���Tommy, stop asking yon  father .so many questions. i">on"t you s t  it annoys 115111?  Tommy ��� Why, mother, it's not fj  questions that make Kim angry. .It's Ij  cause -he can't aiuwer them.���"PuacI*  (Loudon).  CEflTIFSCATE OF IMFKOVEMEHTS  "Bcr.'ncr, ricmr-sinkPand Utopia Fraclinrml  Miiiirnl Claims, situuie in the Nels��ni Mining l.'ivision ol" West Kootenay ristr.ui.  Where loi-ulcti: on F..r'y-uine Ureok, about  ene le.iie nbnve the --.May al ii Jeiinii-;" niin-  oral ilaiin.  'Jake notice Unit I, .lohn HcLatchlc, of the  City of Nelson, ael ing as aueal. lor Unvld i��.  fi.rter, Kive Miner's Certilivutc N<>. l.60,7eio,  and Jacob C. i'oilei-, Free 'Miner*s Ctrtilicilt  No. ]>L1 id. lutend, sixty flays iVom t.he dale  heriof. 10 apply Io the Mining, ll^cotder for  Cerliiieaus of finprovemeins, for the purpose  01 obtaining Crown Grams of ibis, above  claims.  And further take notice Unit aetioii, under  section M7, mus! be rou-.iiiuucrd belorv-the is-  suanue of such Certiliuntcs oMmpiMVi'incnts.  Dat��d this lotii day ol'Novunbt r. A. 1>.PJ03.  Joil>- mcLatciuk. 1*. 1.. S.  Corner* Mi!! and Josephine  Sts.  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 at the  fa  RA G.   JOY, !R)PR1ET0R  Bartlett House  (Formerly Clarke House)  --TlieHbest-Sl-Hperdoy-iiousciu--Nelsois.HH=H-=H:  IConb but white help employed.   The bar  h e best.  G. W.  Bartlett,   Prop  W. G. Gillett  Builder   and   Contractor  Estimates  given 011 stone, bi \jjk  and woodwork. ..*  Brick and Lime for Sale  Fred. J. Squire  Tents and Awnings made and re] aired.  Clothing cleaned and loeudcd.  Over Ilis Wallace-HHIer Co,, ��� Helsort  BO  YEARS'  EXPERIENCE  Trade Marks  Designs  Copy rights &c-  Anyone sending a sketch and description may  quickly ascertain our opinion freo whether an  invention Is probalily patentable Commnnira-  tlons strictly contldentlal. Handbook oil Patents  sent freo Oldest acency IorBccurintpatciits.  Patents taken ttirouttti Munn & Co- recelrc  special notice, without cbnrge. ia tbo  A nimdsomcly lilnstTnted \rcokly. Ijirpest clr-  ciilatlonof any scientific lonrnol. Terms, *3 a  ye.Tr; tnurmonthB.fi. Sola by all nenrsdeolcni.  MUNN & Co^e�����'��'��� New York  Bnuiclx Office Oi V Bt, Wwhngtca. P. C  !���4  IMPORTERS  OF  taole and  m Goods  's Furnishings  9    !  ��� _f^ _r> '  ear lailor-  Costumes  ires, Oilcloiiis, tifioieiims, Lace curtains  ^%/&^/&^/%/*>  BURNS   BLOCK,  BAKER STREET  The largest and best assortment of fancy Rockers,  Centre Tables, Couches, China Cabinets, Ladies'  Secretarys, Carpets, Etc.^ to be found jn any Furniture Store in the Kootenays. a\v   .  lFURI\fFTUREDEALERS  ANDAUNDERTAKERS,  J'O.ttN.'-M0tAtCH'IE  Dbminidh and  Provincial  A ALandUSWveyor  ���  O'd. B ti. Ciisfc n:s House, It else iv  SMOKE  THE   CELEBRATED  BRIAR  PIPES.  if)  hi  a.  <  w  o  z  <  UJ  I-  L)U  O  Ul  ���2*  O  CD  j kootenay'   .'.  COFF  Coffee Roasters  Pca,er> ,aTea and Coffee  ^. .U It. -Ta .^ .'t I..,,./?. Jf. JtlJ* W.3^ ��f. ^ 17. Jt. Jh fi. JT* ft. It- It*  Q  We tireoflffering at l<itvest iiriccs'tlic'l>t'st  Ijrrndes ol Ceylon, India,Cliiun aud Japan  Teas.  Our Best Mochn and Java Uofl'ee per   -'���  ���'.���'���   A ~ pound. .":���. .7'. .">.....:$" -10  c Modia and .Taralttond,*} pounds;-...: 1, 00  iChofcc fllenacoil'ee.-l pounds ."*...: I'OO  | Special Cloud Coffee, f>pounds 1 00  j Itio Hlend Coffee, B pounds .'.-��� ^1 0*0.  "Special Hl��ndtkiylori iHaVjper p->nnd..' -50  A TRIAL "ORDER SOLICiTEDU  IKOOTEKAY COFFEE CO.  Bf J^: Str|^,lfels<ivlB-1&;  Wish their clients and friends a Merry Christmas and a ' Happy  and Prosperous New Year. ''.'���.-   '"'';���  ���;-���)_ ���:  Telephone 177.  ^PrOrBoxiSar  WEST    BAKER    STREET,    KELSOWJ  ApAClFIC  Direct Line,    lowest  Kaat  j Winnipeg  j Toronto  Ottawa.  Montreal  Kcw Yorka  *West  Vaiuonvr  Vii-t��>rfa  Seattle  Portland, r  .':San Kmncisco;  yin Soo r.iclfic i.ine,St. Fatxl, Chicago'and  alli;.S.p��iDt:��; .        '������'-.' ������-} '..'" 7  S, S, Sen ice from; Vancouver  To Alaska, Japan. China, Hawaii, Australia  Settlers' Pates Wcsibound, sold daily till  Jfovember 30. , ,������ ���������  Tlironsjh bookinps to.,England and tlie Cob-  tinent viaoll 8.S. lines.  For lime tables, ratos nnd Information, apr  pty to lot-al ugc'iiis, orivrite.  W.v A Thurman  Depot forBrl^ir Pipes, Nelson   j *,      Ketocn.;.7 y.. :f-A,..y W**^*  J. S. CARTER,  E. J. COYLK.  NELSON. B.C.  a:va icym. E;;T:/TIMETABLE.  ��� S*AmUEY STR-EB?-r- f; ;���. :; ,���,������-.   ���... ������'���  7.00    .. 7:40        820 a.m.  9.00^=^=^9.4O==IO,.20L=  Every 40 minutes until 10.20 p. m.  bogustown���  7.20       8.00       8.40       9,20 a.m.  IO.OO       X0.4.0       IE.20  '.   ...Every 40 minujtes until-10.40 p. m,.    .,-,. .._._ .  ;^- }RMMzW&fkfE:' '"'��� y  ���Lots..    Warehouses.-, Offices;.  . Apply A. V. MASON, Man. Sec.  The Car Baru/Fhbii^i6sB.-^ o. AAA     A    ,-,.. Ai,' ".." ;;,-;  T��NAY BUTCHEB C��  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers in  '   '1  Camps supplied on shortest  aotice and lowest prices .  Mail orders receive careful  atte*Ujti0U;   *-     ���:.   ;   :,- ���.   :~, y��   J   H-.   ���;    ,..   ;��� .;  ;��� . ;NitJtting ,v-but'-A^rwfi-l -Aiid  ;wli61e's6ine -fiiekts** attd -ju^plies  kept in stoclcl ?* "'  L C. TRftYES Manager  WADDS BROfC .yf~  Vancouver and Kelson'  IBSKER STREETa HEtSOU^B,. C::  Merchant Tailor,  Tremont   Blk.   Baker  St,   Eats  Fall and Winter  Inlate8frdesigns and best quality  Frank Fletcher  rPKOVINCIAljiAND SURVEYOR  Xiiinds an4- Mineral ClaimsSurveyetT  and Crown Granted  JV-0-E��>x��6J:    .Office:Kootenay,St. KeBwaj  n  S~';

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