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 VOLUME  IX.  NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1905.  NUMBER ��5  IS THERE LIFE  ON THE MOON.  Different from Our Globe in  Many Respects.  There was a time in the history of  ��� the earth when it had no satellite,  when it was not the globe we kuow it  now, but a great liquid planet in-  crusted by a'shell some thirty iive  miles in thickness. That time is  separated from us by an interval which  cannot be accurately determined, but  which must be measured by millions  of years at lease. In those k early days  of its planetary career, the earth spun  on its axis with a constantly-increasing  swiftness that feduc��d the day to a few  hours. When the period of revolution  bad finally dwindled to a bare three  hours, a catastrophe occurred, one of  the most fearful in all celestial history.  Such was the enormity'of the centrifugal-force ot the earth, that five  thousand million cubic miles of its  mass were hurried off into space. In  that cataclysm our moon was born.  Strange as its origin may be, the  moon has still other peculiarities to  offer. It is the largest of ail planetary  satellies, so large indeed that to the  inhabitant1- of a neighboring world it  must appear with tbe earth as a mar-  velously beautiful double planet.  Because it is smaller in mass than  the earth, tbe attraction of gravitation  on? the moon is considerably less than  it lis on the earth. If, says tlie  Scientific American, it were possible  for one of us to journey to the moon  and live there, we should find ourselves  able to accomplish six times' as much  as we can on the earth. " We could lift  weights six times as heavy, run six  times as fast, work six times as hard���  all because the moon attracts nodies  with but one-sixth the force of the  earth. We could leap over barns with  ease; and run a mile at express-train  speed.  Despite tiie chasm of 253,000 -miles  tbat separates:us fiom,the, moon, we  know more of the physical characteris-.  tics of the single pallid face which itever  turn- toward us than w,e do of the  Arctic regions.-or of. the heart of Africa.  We bave studied, mapped, and photographed tbe great dark plains which  were once thought to be seas and were  accordingly miscalled "maria," the  lofty mountain ranges that sometimes  tower 20,000 feet above the seas; and  the vast, annular craters that pit tbe  moon's aged featuies.  Although it once formed part of the  earth, the moon is different from our  globe in many respects.^ Charted by  Are's' long since dead, honeycombed  like' a giant ball of slag, scarred by  terrific volcanic upheavals, its telescopic  aspect.is anything but cheerful.     Cra  ters are not uncommon features of the  earth: but on the moon their number  and size are truly astonishing. At the  lunar south pole these dead volcanoes  are so.closely packed together that, to  Galileo (tbe first man who ever saw the  moon through a telescope*) they seemed  -like the eyes of a peacock's tail. So  large, indeed, are many of these craters, that a man standing within .one  of them would be unable to see the  surrounding ramparts, because .they  would lie below his horizon. A diameter of ten, twenty, or even sixty miles  is not infrequently met with in a lunar  crater. ,  Are these craters all dead? Most  astronomers believe so, but Prof. W. H.  Pickeriug, of Harvard University, has  recorded a number of observations that  seem to poiut to the activity of a'few of  them at least. He relies chiefly on the  fluctuations in size which have been  observed in a comparatively small  crater called Linne. On an old map  one observer records Linne as a crater  of moderate size. A century later it is  described as a small, round, brilliant  spot. When modern instruments of  precision were invented the crater was  measured repeatedly, with decidedly  surprising results. Once its diameter  was' fouramiles; then it grew to six  miles; and now it; has shrunk to  'three-.quarters of a mile. If this volcano is extinct how comes it that it  changes its size so strangely? Still  another proof of activity is found by  Prof. Pickering in the eccentricities of  a gigantic crater called Plato, and in  dense clouds of white vapor which  have appeared before his eyes, rising  from a torturous cleft known as Schroe-  ter's Valley. So minute have beeu  Prof. Pickering's observations that  tbeir accuracy can not be seriously  .called into question.  Granting that a few of the moon's  craters are active, it follows that they  must discharge something into space.  Tliat something, judged by < urearthly  volcanoes, must be water and carbonic  gas. Because tiie pressure on tlie  moon's surface is exceedingly low, and  because the temperature during tlio  long, cold lunar night is probably not  far from 460 deg. P. below zero, water  cannot possibly exist in the fluid state.  Ice and snow are the only forms water  can assume.  Is there any evidence of snow and  ice? Almost every crater is lined witii  white. The lofty peaks of mountain  rauges are hooded in white. At the  South Pole- the white glare is almost  blinding. What is this white sheen ?  Merely the natural color of the moon's  wrinkled face, according to mosfas-  tronomers���snow and ice, forming  where it should form, according to  Prof. Pickering. The' disappearance  and reappearance of these white spots  are admirably explained by this theory;  for snow and ice would vaporize in the  long lunar day���equal to fifteen of our  days, and congeal again in white crystals as the sun set.  It has been said tbat an earthly volcano vomits corbonic acid. Conceding  that a lunar crater ejects water in the  form of a vapor and carbonic acid gas,  is there any reason why life, in its  lowest forms at least, may not exist at  the moon ?_ Prof. Pickering believes  that he has discovered trace's bf vegetation. There are variable spots ou the  moon, spots that darken after sunrise  and gradually disappear toward sunset.  They, are not shadows, for they are  most, pronounced when the sun i9 high  in the heavens. Tliey appear quickly  at the equator, and encroach on the  the higher latitudes after a few days  have elapsed. They are never seen in  the polar regions. It is in these variable spots that Prof. Pickering has discovered what he considers to be vegetation. /Whether he is right or wrong,  this much is certain : He has explained  with admirable simplicity a phenomenon that has long puzzled astronomers. 'To'offset the objections tliat the  temperature of the moon is too low to  support organiclife, it may be auswered  that certain lichen's thrive iu our own  Arctic regions, where- the temperature  rarely rises"above the melting point of  ice. Moreover, many bucteria- resist  the most intense cold that we can produce. It may be objected that in a  single'day vegetation cannot grow appreciably; but on the moon a day is  equal to fifteen of our days aud may  well be likened to a miniature season.  The advances which have recently  been made in selenography .by Prof.  Pickering show that although the  moon is not a riotously luxuriant abode,  it is anything but the lifeless orb commonly supposed. It may be desolate  and cold ; but it is not altogether dead.  Monument Erected by Franklin.  ���Among other important information  sent by Amundsen, is that he found  the monument erected i.y Sir John  Franklin's expedition. It is hoped  that Amundsen has, moreover, solved  the mystery of the disappearance of  most of Sir John Franklin's men.  The disappearance of the Franklin  expedition is as much mystery as  tragedy.  Fifteen expeditions were sent to find  traces of the party, but it has never  been known absolute ly what became  of .them. One theory survives���that  the remnant of the expedition still  lives, having inter married with the  natives in tlie vast northern wilderness. Tlie Franklin expeditioiii umbered 120 souls.  The last record of the expedition,  which was found in the neighborhood  of Great Fish river, in 1859, stated that  on April 26, 1848, the officers and men  surviving, then consisting of 105 souls,  would start for Back Fish river.  If Amundsen has actually loeated the  north magnetic pole on King William  Island, he has found it within 100  miles of the place where Captain Ross  located it in 1831. The signification of  this fact is far-reaching. In the first  place, it overthrows Hansteen's theory  of the revolution of the magnetic .pole  ���a theory which lias commauded  respect. Tbis is the first-time the theory has been put to the test.  According to Hansteen's computations the magnetic pole moves around  the north terrestrial pole at a speed of  11 minutes and 4 seconds a year, requiring 1890 years to complete-a revolution. Were this theory correct, the  north magnetic pole sliould have been  found by Amundsen 819 miles west of  the Bootbiau peninsula, where it was  located by Ross. Ic is" reported, however, that the Norwegiau explorer  found it on KingJWillium Island about  Tlie meeting of Mr. Gillett's supporters last Thursday evening will convince at least those who werepresmt  that his election Is a foregone con. la-  sion. The rooms were crowded by an  enthusiastic crowd of admireisand all  the speeches bore testimony to the esteem in which William G. Gilh'tt is  held in Nelson. The speech of the candidate himself carried conviction, and  if the City of Nelson is not lighted for  the July celebration from the new  plant it certainly will not be the fault  of Mr. Gillett. In his address, the  mayoralty candidate dealt with Use  history of ihe power plant for thc year,  and showed that very much of the difficulty into which the city had been  plunged was due to negligence in preparing the contracts. He also showed  that now, for the first time, the' work  was being carried on in a business-like  manner, aud the citizens could rest assured that it would bein operation during the month of June. Thi3 seemed  satisfactory to all present and Mr. Gillett was cheered to the echo.     ' _���  70  or more  observation.  miles of Ross'  point  of  S. S. Taylor, K. C. godfather forJ.s  J. Malone in the present mayoralty'  contest, has been a feature of.e_very  municipal and political campaign since  be first came to Nelson. That Mr.  Taylor takes a deep.interest in tlie affairs of the city, province and dominion, is to his credit. But occasional fl.,?  it is necessary to criticize his methods  in a campaign. Mr. Taylor isa student of practical politics as taught in  the school of John Houston, buAthe  student is by no means as wise in bis  application of theory as.- his master.  Where Houston carried conviction by  his earnestness, Mr. Taylor only arouses  suspicion., by.his -undue- caution:' It  may. be to.his credit that-he is-- notso  reckles^as; Mr. Houston, but he must  no$ complain if the" results are not so  satisfactory as those accomplished by  the master mind.- If he is to fill the  shoes of the great tribune he must play'  better whist. In the first, place, Mr.  Taylor should not-have brought out  Mr. Malone as his candidate. He has  political aspirations, and there is room  to doubt if he is making any important gain in his present course. He  may be losing a great deal. With the  ovewhelming defeat of Mr. Malone,  Mr. Taylor's political hopes must vanish, but with the success of that gentleman, undoubtedly Mr. Taylor's political fortunes would improve. However,  there is no danger of Mr. Malone being  elected, and the ambitious politician  from   the Houston   block   must   not  interest to the large gathering composed- mostly of Eastern Canadians.  Mr. McBride, who Mr Borden said  was affectionately known on the Pacific coa-,t as 'Dick' McBride, spoke  early in order to catch his train home  because the legislature of British Columbia meets at ail early date. When  Mr. McBride stood up the Borden Club  saw that he was a tall man, with a  moderately well filled waistcoat and a  broad pair of.shoulders. Ilis clean-  shaved countenence, oval and smooth,  was set off by a head of hair, i he like  ot which few other men in the room  possessed. It isa'masaof curly wavy  hair that had not many years agobee n  jet black, but which is now freely  sp inkled with grey. * While he is not  an orator, full, of great periods and  magiiificient sentences, he is nevertheless a clever speaker, and one wh  can arouse the boys. As a young man  (be is 35 today, December 15), and as a  Westerner, be has'caught the idea of  Canada's greatness and with this  arouses en thaslasin. British Columbia  was notmoi'ehis province, be declared,  than it was that of his auditors, nor  were they more Canadian than he. In  enforcing Mr. Borden's remarks about  organization he delivered himself of  this maxim in Western vernacular:  'If^you can't boost, don't knock,' a  sentiment which elicited much applause."        -      "',!'  grumble at the consequence of his nearsightedness. He should have run himself, and then he wbuld have.had a  following upon which he could rely at  the right time. Mr. Malone, no matter  how much credit he may reflect upon  his godfather, will not accomplish the  same results had the-principal himself  bravely taken up the gaunt et thrown  down by Mr. Gillett and his friends.  A Nelson lady had a rather peculiar  experience recently. A few weeks  before Christmas she had purchased  presents for her many friends, and one  evening had placed them all on a table  in her parlor preparatory to bundling  them and mailing them the following  day. Amongst other articles was a  handsome hand painted ornament  which had been specially selected for a  particular friend. In the morning she  had a caller who had some business to  transact., He was asked to remain in  the parlor while she absented herself  for a few moments. She returned  shortly and attended to tne business,  and the caller departed. ��� He had not  gone many minutes when she noticed  that the hand-painted ornament had  also disappeared. She immediately  notified the police and the room of the  visitor at the hotel was searched and  tt e missing article discovered. The  thief admitted his guilt, and implored  forgiveness which was granted, but  tlie next time he visits Nelson he will  not -receive a very cordial reception  either from the woman he victintized  or the police.  The Toronto News' report of the  Borden banquet contained the following pen picture of British Columbia's  Premier :" Hon. Richard McBride,  premier of British.Columbia, made his  first appearance in Toronto and, in  fact, in Eastern Canada, and he was  consequently a subject of   no   small  George Ham's friends iri Montreal  tendered him a banquent upon his return from England, and'the' speakers  expressed their pleasure at Mr. Ham's  complete, recovery from his recent illness. If Mr. Ham's friends in western  cities follow in tlie footsteps of his  Montreal^friends therewill need to be  largely increased hall .accommodation,  in the towns and cities of this'great aud  glorious west.  The second performance of "Pinafore" by juveniles^was even more successful than the first one. "The youngsters had recovered from their nervousness and acted and sang more like professionals than amatejrs. * .It must, be a  source of gratification to the music-  loving citizens of Nelson to feel assured tbat when the time comes for the  members of the Nelson Operatic Society to make their final exit from the  stage there will be a well trained class  of younger members to take their  places.  __ The_Outario.provincial archivist, Mr.  Fraser, is reported by the Toronto  World to have made a great discovery  in unearthing the Pemberton aud Dun-  das reports of, the Loyalist families in  British America a few years after the  revolutionary war. This report, which  is supposed to deal with all the Loyalist families and to give some account  of the services and losses of each, has  not been available for reference. The  papers were for many years lying un-'  noticed at Washington; whither they  had beeu carried. But their rediscovery  some years ago was so well known that  a request was made of the governments of Ontario and New Brunswick  and Nova Scotia to join in providing a  fund far printing and publishing these  papers. It seems that the Ontario  government has undertaken the publication and that a printed volume has  been or is about to be issued.  The conviction and sentence to a  year's imprisonment of one of the best  known lawyers in New York is the  curious commentary upon the administrations of the law in tbat city, says  the Ottawa Citizen. Abraham Hum-  mell could not be said to occupy a high  place as a member oI the bar of the  chief city of the United States but he  was a very prominent and, to a certain  extent, representative lawyer. He  made a speciaty of sensational divorce  suits and important criminal cases; In  the days before tbe extradition act was  in effective operation "little Abe"  Hummell made a specialty of defending wealthy embezzlers who fled to  Canada. Ih those days it was sometimes possible to prevent the extradition of the fugitive on technical  grounds as distinguished from the  methods used in the Gaynor-Greene  case of recent memory. Hummell was  ou several occasions associated with  Canadian counsel in fighting such  cases.   In recent years he has found  KING'S SON  IN AMERICA  Relating    to    Marriage  George IV of Britain.  of  an equally lucrative praciice in procuring divorces for wealthy New  Yorkers���"and no questions asked."  It was shown in the evidenco at the  trial that he paid a man $5,000 to perjure himself, besides severn I thousand  dollars more for giving false testimony  at investigations, etc. It was also  shown that the uncle ofthe man for  whom.be was acting had given Hummell carte blanche, so far as money  was concerned and Hummell bad  bled him for over $50,000 though  the   client   was    quite    content    so  A London, dispatch says:   Another  j page of mystery is added to the romance of George IV. and Mrs. Fitzher-  ! bert by a quantity of interesting evidence which has just, come into tbe  j hands of the Daily Chronicle through  a grandchild of the man   who  was  probably the child of that extraordinary alliance.  |    The descendants of a man  named  Jas. Ord wish to establish the fact that  though he was known as the nephew  ' of a James Ord who after being discharged frrm the British navy in 1779  long as,the goods were delivered. I  There was more than a suspicion that' rose' with the help of unexpected inthe client, who is a highly respectable j Auence, to the position of dock yard  and prominent resident of Boston, i Inspector to the King of Spain in* 1786  knew quite well that the defence was | J-e was in reality the*jchild of the^Fitz-  being obtained by purchasing perjured ' herbert marriage, given for obvious po-  evidence.     Naturally Hummell   will! htical reasons into the keeping of the  fight the sentence to the court of last  resort and it will be interesting to  know if the powers which were able to  bring him to trial are equal to enforcing the sentence.  There is a strong probabili ty that  Senator Templeman will he promoted  to a full cabinet position. Such an appointment would be gratifying to the  people of this Province, regardless of  party atllliations. To the Liberal party  the promotion would be creditable ; it  would be only just recognition of the  services of the "Father of Liberalism"  in this Province. -To overlook Senator  Templeman at this time would leave  Sir Wilfrid open to the charge of ingratitude. For years William Templeman cot ducted a new&paper in Victoria, at a great loss to himself. That  paper, the Times, iu season and out of  season saug the praises of the Liberal  party, and vas Liberals were not very  iiumerous at' tlie provincial' capital at  that timer ft''c_ri Be readily understood  that the publisher ��� was a heavy loser.  He was persecuted for his opinions, rio  year passing'without a libel suit, and  strange as it may &eem many of his  persecutors at that time are now good  Liberals. ' But William Templemun  stuck to his guns, and his friends are  pleased to know that his fortunes have  been improving ever since the Liberal  party went into power In 1896. But  no ore will say that the sum total of  bis preferments and emoluments have  been at all commensurate with the services rendered by Sentor Templeman.  It has been tbe boast -of the Liberal  party that its friends of the days of adversity are never forgotten iu times of  prosperity. In the promotion of Sen-  ator-Tenjpleman-to a full cabinet dos^  ition Sir Wilfrid Laurier will be conferring ah honor on a man well entitled to wear it, and at the same time  liquidating a debt of painty gratitude.  Now is the time to make good.  The following is a list of awards  given to collections of British Columbia  apples at the Colonial Fruit Show held  by the [loyal Horticultural Society,  London, Eng., Dec. 5th and 6th, 1905:  The Province of British Columbia,  gold medal; J. C. Gartrell,.Trout Creek,  B. C, silver gilt knightian medal;  J. R. Brown, Summerland, silver  knightian medal ; Thos. W. Stirling,  Kelowna, silver gilt knightian medal;  the Coldstream Estate. Vernon, silver  gilt knigbtian medul; Thos. G. Earl,  Lytton, silver knightian medal; Mrs.  J, Smith, Spence's Bridge, silver  knightian medal ; Kootenay Fruit  Growers' Association, silver banks-nan  medal and J. L. Pridham, Kelowna,  silver banksian medul.  M. Scully left Nelson last July to  visit his old home in Prince Edward  Island after a u absence of twelve years.  Mr. Scully found very little change  around his ol I home, but was sp pleased  with his surroundings that he remained  there nearly six months.  Starkey & Co.,' general commission  merchants have issued a circular to the  trade, which embodies a complete review of the business and industrial situation throughout the interior. The review deals exhaustively with the progress of the mining industry, and  speaks most encouragingly of the fruitgrowing prospects of the interior. The  circular will have a wide circulation  and no doubt produce gratifying results.  mother and sister of a common  sailor  in the British navy.  This mysterious child, James Ord,  died in Omaha in 1883. Not long after  he had grown up the narrative of his  life was told, in which the. following  statements occurred: "I have often  heard my uncle say I was brought*as a  tender infant from England to Bilbao,  iri Spain,'and that I never saw my  father. Although I always called  James Ord uncle I knew I was only a  nephdw by adoption."  -"He told me this in. answer to a  question about my birth. I had heard  my playmates discussing birthdays,  and it occurred to me that .1 did not  know mine, so I asked ray uncle tha  next day. . , ,  *  "While we were out walking he said :  'I do not know; James. If you bad  your rights in England you'.would be  something very great.. God forgive  those who have wronged you.' - While  I was at Georgetown, college, I.aaked  uncle for ah explanation of the singular statement he once made to me,that  I was not his nephew, but all he ever  told me was that I was born in Eng  land and shortly after my birth had  been adopted by his sister, who had  lost her own child and her husband ;  that I waa taken to Spain, where he  held a position under the Spanish government; that when the period of his  service was over he came to the United  States and brought me with him.  "He told rae he could give me no further particulars at that time, and that  it would not be for ra happiness to  know more."  "My reputed uncle died at he navy  vard, Washington. His illness was  sudden ; I was sent for in great haste.  He recognized me when I arrived, and  said :.-'James I-have-something of the  greatest importance to communicate to  you,' but in a few moments be fell into  a state of unconsciousness and never  spoke apain. The date of the Fitzherbert- marriage was December, 1785  which 'corresponded with my age as  nearly as I knew it, for my uucle once  told me' that he did not know the exact date of my birth."  On one occasion'Ord wrote to Mrs.  Fitzherbert herself, but received no reply. On another he sought information from Rev. William Matthews,  his uncle's confidant, but was told that  his uncle really knew very little, "only  that I was the child of one of the sons  of George III., and that he (James  Ord) thought it was probable that it  was the Prince of Wales, as he had  obtained the position iu Spain for him,  and also that the negotiations for my  transfer to Old were carried on by  Mrs. Fitzherbert's uncle."  Lastly, in the centenary history of  Georgetown college, published in 1891  under the auspices of the college, one  can find on page 29 tlie statement that  James Ord, son of George IV. and his  lawful wife, Mrs. Fitzherbert, was enrolled among the students in the year  1800.  THE JAPS ARE  TOO SMOOTH  Some Anecdotes of their Deception and Treachery.  There is one travelled woman in this  country who has no admiration for the  Japanese. Her feeljng is the result of  a trip which she took recently, in the  Orient and which ended at her brother's home in Tokio, where he is the  head of an exporting firm.  "The Japs are too tricky for me,"  shesaid recently, balfangrily. "When  I landed I thought everything about  the country was lovely, and I enthusvd  until'my brother was weary.  "I told him the charming part or it ���  all was that  the Japanese  were so ,  honest.    He smiled in a pitying way.  Now I understand why.  "^'What started the trouble was that  bead necklace, the one with the pearls  inserted in  gold links with a mono- *���  gram    locket  suspended   by a band  woven from tiny gold chains.    Thero  never was another like it, and everybody admired it as unique.  "When I had been in lokio a few  days the clasp in the back ofthe tiling  broke, and I took it to a native jeweler.  Tbe fellow looked it over and said that  he could fix it in two or three days.    I  got the thing back done perfectly aud  finished on time to the very second. It  cost about half as much as it would ,  bave done here in tbe city.  ... "A day or so after that I started ou a  trip through the rural districts of the  country, and got back a month later,  more charmed with the country than I  had been before.    My brother took iis ,  to one of the big native gardens that  evening, and there were a lot of Eug- _.  lish and Americans there.*   ' -  "We hadn't been seated at one of tbe *  tables more than a minute when Sally,  my sister, pulled my sleeve and pointed  at a nearby table.  " 'She's got your necklace on!' Sally  said^ "  - "I looked.   It was true.   There,was���  an English woman with the,exact duplicate of my gold and pearl necklace.  A few minutes later I saw another woman who also had a neklace likemine.   .  Before the evening wns over I saw   -  nine of them. '.     "       .     "*    ,.'  ���  "I lay awake that night and though t ',  it over.    Early the next morning  [  hurried around to the jeweler who had  repaired my necklace.*   To"my horror, "a  there wa.sa_wii.dow filled  with them.  'The, Very New   in  American   Nob-.,  bery,'a sign read.       *    ,    '  r-  "I gave up all hope of ever, wearing .  that.necklace.again..,Every.,womaii in ..,  Tok'io'Vvhd had the money bought one,  ah8 they'weresj common  that I  was"  ashaihed to be _een wSirin'g the original.    -"        ' -'     '-'���     ,'-���-  '* "My "brother  bought'-'one and " wo  compared the two.- They had copied -  it exactly from mine.    Even the same  number of links were in  each  of the  little chains.   Tlie jeweler had even  copied our family crest and had "included   my  own   monogram   in   the  design.  ���'The last I saw of the duplicate  necklace was in the hotel .at Chicago.  A woman I had never seen came into  the dining-room with one of them on,  monogram and all. I passed her in  the hall that evening, and smiling,  I said:  "Just back from Japan?"   _'_She_n_odded__with_a_smile, and_then   I saw a look of surprise steal over her  at once. She's probably wondering  yet how I learned where she had  been."*  ."The Japanese .are-' great inventors,  but they are 'greater imitators, and  still greater thieves. I'll never forgive  that race in my life. They destroyed  the value of the only real heirloom I  own.    .  "Don't trust a Jap with anything,  even ah old dress. They copied a wal. t  for me, though, so closely, from one of  my old ones, that I never had to have  a fitting, and it came out exactly  right."      .  "Cap." Carruthers is down at Victoria, and in an interview with tlio  Colonist, remarked: "Christmas in tlio  Kootenay metropolis is always celebrated in good style, aud this year, oil  account of improved conditions in  mining, agricultural and commercial  life, it surpassed anything previous.  We have had very mild weatht r down  there, something like you boast of in  Victoria," he said, laughingly. "But  you see in my line mild weather makes  it hard fo sell heavy goods���though  we have done very well. Business  conditions in the Kootenai's and Boundary are excellent. In the Boundary  the construction of two lines of railway  west has stimulated trade to a vast  ext* nt and the wholesalers have done  well. Coming nearer home in the  Silvery Slocan the wisdom of the leasing system in the silver-lead mines has  been demonstrated to be successful and  many lessees have done well there.  In brief we are expecting a good  spring, and the outlook for the whole  of southern British Columbia is  excellent."  .'. a- it  '     If  7.   7  ',**,  -. '   * ;   ft  . -y%  f 1 St*m'  - ��  r ivi'  . v.-* ���*. iv  - . ,sM  'yA>$<4  ."'-,  ��  ���: $'*$;  7 A^'fA  .  -  -wis.-  ^   -       if   'HH-ts-  -���".' V3��.  '���' 'I. flK.  .      * .Y'_  ..-{-fey.  - ��� ff-i'THi  :���:'��&  - 'AAA:  Agyfy}  ���    ��� A^\  -.Af-yi  a ys>  '.lA't..,  : id  <-'5,te  _. t  ' -JAtm  *N V- %fl  '/7s<i'*__is:  '' ^7i-      *r  1,  _���>-������*.  ��...       r        ^-H-TSi  -, *'. AA{y$  ::y\M&  -  *���       -   -        ti.'*  .*Vspf,  . -. *-'A^  ;;���  The regular meeting of the Nelson  Agricultural and Industrial Association which was to take place on January 2, has been indefinitely postponed. THE 3STE fSON ECONOMIST  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  EAT  Head Office Nelson, B- C.  Branch  Markets   in   Rossland,   Trail,   Nelson, Kaslo, Sandon, Thre  Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.  Orders by Mail to any branch will bave prompt and careful attention.  We are authorized agents for the Sale of  the Nelson Electric Tramway Company's  lots, and will quote prices aud terms on application.  sns'FinestTannec  Double Service Main Line  Kootnnny Spcllon, East nml West, connects  ��-IUi imperial Llmllud.  Sleeper Service West.  * Standard ancl Tourist. Sleepers leave Revelstoke dully for Seattle and \ nncnuver.  East.  Standard Sleepers leave Kootenay Landing  dally I'or Medicine Hut connecting with cars  l'or St. Paul, Toronto, Montreal.  Tourist Sleepers  leave Medicine Hat Wednesday and Saturday  for Toronto. Monday and Krluny for Montreal.   Fridtiy-for Boston.   Daily i'or St. Paul.  Atlantic S.S. Agency.  'Through-tickets to and (Vom Knglnnri and  the Continent. AsIc l'or Christmas Sailings  and lines represented.   '  For berth reservations and full particulars,  apply io local agents or write  .I.S. (JAIlTBR.   ��� . E. .1. COYLK.  JOIst.l'ass. Agt.. A.. G.l". A.  Nelson. **        Vancouver  Gooo<'ear Welt.   Very Best  Value.  For Sale.  I have three of the best improved income paying ranches on Kootenay Outlet, between Procter, and Nelson. Prices from" $2,000 to  $4.ooo.  Also Improved Lands, good soil, $15 per acre.  You: opportunity for a good bargain is right now, and if a if a practical shoemaker dou't know when he is giving his customers tbeir  money's worth then who does.  i  In 10-acre blocks, in 20-acre blocks. Improved ranches.  J. E- Annable, kelson, B.C.;'  ���v���v���v���v���v���v���v���-v   y  Kootenay Agents j  R. A. Rogers & G0.71  Limited, Winnipeg, t  Wholesale Provisions, Produce, Fruit  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers in  \  I  Dominion    Government Creamer}' One-Pound Bricks   received *[  weekly fresh from the churn.    For sale by allleading grocers.    .       V  Office  and Warehouse :  Houston   Block, Josephine Street, Nel- y  4 son, B. C.    PHONE 79. ���  -' -���' ------- V  Camps supplied on shortest  notice and lowest prices.  Mail orders receive careful  attention.*  Nothing but fresh, and  wholesome meats and supplies  kept in stock.  E. C. TRAVES. Manager  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  Published every Saturday afternoon at  Veknon Sthket . Nelson, R. U.  $1 Per Year Strictly in Advance  Advertising rates made known on application.  All changes ln adve_tlS6..nents to Insure  Insertion should reach this oflice not later  than Thursday, 12 o'clocK.  When change or address Is required, it is  __esirable that both the old addresB and the  new be given. T.--*^"  Address all communications, " Publisher  o Thk Nelson economist. Nelson. B. C."  EDITORIAL COMMENT.  There are eight Scptchmen in the  Campbell-Bannerman cabinet, and  some one suggests that it is time  to declare for Home Rule for  England.  According to Dr. William Osier  death has no real terrors. Tliat  may be true. In any event very  few are curious enough to make the  experiment.  Someone has jocularly remarked  that the difference between the two  candidates for the mayoralty is that  one candidate talks about building  power plants, while the other goes  right along and does the work.  The Economist has no desire to  throw cold water on the hopes of  the curlers, but it cannot help  thinking just the same that very  cold water indeed is an absolute  necessity if the curlers are to have  good ice.  Tbe Daily News' criticism of Mr.  McBride's speech at Cranbrook is  not anything like as good reading  as the speech itself. The News appears to be alone in seeing anything ridiculous in the speech in  question-  Congressman Bourke Cockran asserts that it is impossible, in the  United States, to put in jail a man  who is worth $10,000,000. And  Mr. Ccckran didn't mean that no  multi-millionaire does anything for  which he ought to be jailed.  In a spirit of friendship we would  suggest lhat S S. Taylor should  remain more in the background,  lest he may be mistaken for the  mayoralty candidate, which might  bave=the=elfect^oL_cojifu^g;j;__sitU7  ation that is already bad enough.  An election being ou, Mr. John  Redmond is appenling to Canada  for cash on the allegation lhat enemies of Ireland will put up candidates in constituencies where they  have uo hope of being elected simply  to cripple the finances of the home  ruletsby making them spend money  on elections. The Ottawa Citizen  agrees with Mr. Redmond that if  the enemies of Ireland, would descend lo such tactics as that they  are a mighty mean lot.  Tlie Bishop of Newcastle, N.  S. W., declared at the re-j  cent Synod at Sydney that J  divorce had increased appallingly  in Australia. He quoted the following figures, showing the number of  divo.ces per 10,000 of the population; United Kingdom, n; Canada,  4; New South Wales, 26S; Victoria,  125; Queensland, '30; South Australia, 38; Western Australia, 41;  Tasmania,-41; New Zealand, 116.  Canada's good shawing iu this  matter of divorces, of course, takes  no account of the number of marital separations secured by Canadian  couples from the courts of the  United States.  The Revelstoke Herald and the  Kootenay Mail have amalgamated,  and  v.iil in   future   be   published '���  twice a week by the Interior Publishing Company. In making the  announcement the Mail frankly admits the experiences of the past  year have shown there is not room  for two newspaper and printing  offices in Revelstoke and allow two  offices to carry on a leitimate business, and the amalgamation is the  result of experience forcing both  offices to consider their business  interests. " Most of the business  men of Revelstoke are interested in  the new company which has been  HformedH^to-^amalgamate^^the^Jvva  papers.  The present.municipal campaign  should be free from the unpleasant  features that have characterized former contests. It is simply one set of  men against another set, and the-rate-  payers arc asked to make.-a choice.  Both candidates for the mayoralty  announce themselves as being sound'  on the electric light plant question.  Therefore, it is a matter for the  ratepayers to -.consider whether  William G. Gillett or John J.  Malone is the best qualified to carry  on the work. We incline to the  belief that a vast majority of the  ratepayers will declare in favor of  Mr. Gillett, but Mr. Malone has his  champions also, and will poll a  good many votes. One thing that  will weigh strongly in favor of Mr.  Gillett is that be consented to act  as mayor, without profit to himself,  indeed at a great personal sacrifice,  at a time when Mr. Malone positively  .declined to accept the responsibilitv.  The latter may have had his reasons  for refusing to act as mayor, but he  will be expected to make some  explanation on this point. Moreover, under Mr. Gillett the work at  "the power site is now moving along  smoothly; and with his knowledge  as a contractor, there is every  reason to hope, that it will be  carried to a successsful climax.  With a strong council behind Mr.  Gillett, the building of the power  plant is assured with every attentiou  to economy consistent with durability and efficacy. This consideration  should elect Mr. Gillett.  Latest Styles  and Best Makes  of Men's Shoes.  Apply to  . PROCTER.  WARD ST.  Nelson, b. c.  Nelson, B. C.  The largest exclusively  Wholesale Liquor House in the. interior  Hugh McCausland  Baker Street Nelson, B.C.  In Pints and Quarts  Begg's Finest Scotch Brands.    Granda Cigars.  Mitchell's Heather Dew Scotch etc.    Earl of Minto etc.  A full line of imported and domestic Liquors and Wines.  $1 per day and up  No Chinese Employed  AUGUST THOMAS, PROPRIETOR.  CORNER   HALL   AND   VERNON    STREETS,        MCI OHM    D   P  TWO BLOCKS FROM WHARF. nLLOUIlj   Ui U  4444+444++4444444+444444444++++++44+4444++44444444 444  I BARTLETT  HOUSE ��  4 .4  4 (Formerly (Jlarke House) *J  *      The best SI per day house In Nelson.      None but white help employed    The        ?  bar the best. ~ 4  4  4  4  4  ��    -^_*r.   ww  ���     ni ���!�� r   as    *���   ��     i����� r���   u      m    r     m       nw���#- rs. 1<=. t <_#��-*      4,  _ 4  +4499999444494444444+999444999+944444499444449444444+  ,  Proprietor   *  Following the summer heat, the present cool evenings make  the. thought of a brightly burning fire most attractive, a The  necessity of up-to-date Heating Stoves is becoming apparent.  'We have anticipated your needs by passing into stock the largest  consignment of  ever brought into Nelson.     We have them in various styles and  sizes that will suit every requirement.  The Prices are OUR Prices, therefore the Lowest.  NELSON, B.C.  Wholesale.  Retai).  SewingMachines and Pianos  For Rent and for Sale ,  0 ii nuiiosit^ Sh&p, JosBQhiQg Si. Kelson  MCKERSON,  THEjrWELER  BAKER ST.  We only asls one trial to make you our cub  tomer. Fine Watch Jewelry. Optical and  Silverware repairing and everything In tho  line. Reasonable .charges. Work sent us  from outside towns will receive the same care  as II persouully rtfcl'vpred. Difficult repairs tj���.���. tjf .  done for other Jewelers. .-'.-' ���D��*Ker street  t Pays to Deal with Rutherford  New Hair Brushes and Dress Combs.  r Tooth Brushes, Cloth Brushes and Whisks.  New Perlumes and Powders.  Mail Orders Promptly Pilled.  Wm, Rutherford, Druggist  PHONE A214  NIGHT PHONE B214  WARD STREET. NELSON, B. C  ndiesiGakeS)  Of the Best Makes.  Sole Manufacturers of Mother's Bread.  ._ A-_ -___- -_*_ -A     A    A    A    A    A    A'    A    A     A    A    -���-     -������*  T  nts &Awnings Made and Repaired  T  ���I*  4-4  CLOTHES    CLEANED    AND   MENDED  OVER J. H. WALLACE'S STORE, NELSON. B. C.  Green's Auction Mart.  Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Silverware, Cutlery. Fancy . Goods and  Notions. Auction Sales Afternoon and Evenings. Goods sold at Private sale during the day. Chance to buy Christmas Presents at your  own price.   ���'._'���. ���  G  en. Auctioneer  Nelson. B. C.  /  .���IH/C-'-^.tJT.-.-'v1 THJS   NELSON   ECONOMIbi  From the Other Side.  Edgar Allen Poe ia said to be the  most often, because the most easily imitated. This poem professes to bean  inspiration," prompter! by spiritual influence exercised through a trance  speaker. But I give it to you as, at  least, a good imitation of a o:; ce favorite poet:  "BESURBEXI."  From the throne of life eternal,  From the home of love supernal,  Where tbe angel feet make music over  all the starry floor;  Mortals, I have come to meet you,  And to tell you of the glory that  is  for evermore.  I am coming, meekly human,  And the weak liDS of a woman,  Touched with fire from off ihe altar,���  Not with burnings as'of yore ;  But in holy love descending,  With her chastened being blended,  I would fill your soul with music,  From the bright celestial shore.  As one heart yearns for another,':.  As a child turns to its mother,  From the golden gates of glory turn,  X to the earth once more ;  Where I drained the cup of sadness,  Where my soul was stung to madness,  And life's bitter, burning billows;   .  Swept my burdened being o'er.  There the harpies and the ravens,���  Human vampires, sordid cravens���  Preyed upon my soul and substance,  Till I writhed in acguish sore ;  Life arid I seemed then mismuted,  For I felt accursed and fated,  Like a restless wrathful spirit,  Wandering on the Stygian shore.  But while living, striving, dying,  Never did my soul cease crying,  "Ye who guide the Fates and Furies,  Give, O give me, I implore���  From the myriad hosts of nations,  From the countless constellations,  One pure spirit that can love rat',  One that I, too, can adore.  - .... H-  Through this fervent aspiration,  Found my fainting soul salvation,  For from out its blackened fire-crypts,  Did my quickened spirit soar ;  And my beautiful Ideal  Not too saintly to be real,  Burst more brightly on my vision  Than the lovedaud lost Lenore.  'Mid the surging seas she found me.  With the billows breaking round me,  And my saddened, sinking spirit,  In her arms.of love upbore,  Like a lone one", weak and weary,  Wandering,'in the midnight dreary,  On her sinless, saintly bosom,  Brought me to the heavenly shore.  Like the breath of blossoms blending,  Like the prayers of saint3 ascending,  Like the rainbow's .even-hued glory,  Blend our souls for evermore;  Earthly love had long enslaved me,  But d:vinest love hath saved nie,  Arid I know now, first and only,       '.  How to love and to adore.  Ohy my mortal friends and brothers,, _  Wis are each and all another's���  And the soul that gives most freeiy , j  From ita treasures, hath the more;  Would you lose your life you find it,  Arid in giving love you bind it,  Like an amulet of safety to  Your heart for evermore.  4999999999444444<9V94+4+44444449944*444444+4499949944<   ^}^^>m^smS)ISim^Sa!S^.m:V'MU!Tfii\  JiJNaECI>DTXlA  A rich heiress once said, complacently,' to a very beautiful but very  poor girl: "I had five offers of marriage last week." "You are more  fortunate than I,", said the pretty  girl; "I only got declarations of  love."  Count Tolstoy was one day discussing Ibsen with a friend. Said  the latter: "'I have seen a great many  of Ibsen's plays, but I cannot say  that I understand them. Do you?"  Tolstoy smiled, and replied: "Ibsen  doesn't understand them himself.  He just writes them and sits down  and waits. After a while . his  expounders and explainers cbme  and tell him precisely what he  meant."  A lawyer whose mouth was extraordinarily large, had on the  ��� witness stand a Southern backwoodsman. The witness had re  plied to a .question that "It was a  non-possibility." Quoth the lawyer:  "A non-possibility? Now will you  tell this court and jury what you  mean by non-possibility? Give us  an example." "Well," said the  witness, "I think it'u'd be a non-  possibility to make your mouf enny  bigger widout settin' your years  furder back" '  Tommy wa�� absent from school  for one entire day. But he brought  a note of excuse the next morning,  E23  '. iJ :  -   -K4-\  We 1 Have Secured the Sole Agency  for this Clothing,.,and .in order to make  room for it we will sell all Clothing  now in stock'at Greatly reduced Prices.  I4444444444444444044444444490944444444444+  444444+4 zoo  A A Carload of  -Of Canned  Fruit and Vegetables  Expected this week.      These goods are  Leaders in Quality and in Price.  Miners,   Ranchers,  Lumbermen, Everybody, ask  or  write  for  our  Grocery Price Lists and be agreeably surprised.  ' Builder.and  Contractor  Estimates  given on stone, brick j  and woodwork. '    Brick and Lime for Sale  which would prove that he had  been detained at home legitimatelj*.  The writing was hardly that of a  feminine hand, and the note appeared to have been written laboriously; Furthermore, the penmanship seemed to be strangely familiar to his teacher., The; note read  as follows: "Dear Teacher:' IMees'e  excuse T-omy for not. comeing to  scooi yestid3-, he couldn't -come.  Ttore my pants.. Yours truely, Mrs.  Mulligan."  Notice.  ���Vnticc is licreby given Hint (iO days after  i':itp.l intpiui lo apply to tlie Chief Commissioner or Limits unci Works ut Viotoria, for  lii'i-mission to riirelinse tlie following _e-  scrlbed Inmls In West Kontunay: ,  Commencing :it a post mnrkecl J. T. Green**  ��� wood, S.W. pout, planted nt tlie northwest  corrier o'f iotttiOO (Campbell), tlience iinrt-l.i"_}..  rlmlri's; llience eastv-lO cliiiins; thence "south  : 1 clistiti.s: thence .buck ton point, of eoin-  .tiicneenieiil. eontnining 8U ncres more or l.ssr  Dated at Nelson, this 13th duy of October,  ;���." '.' '   .       -'��� '-'���'" -   A :  "   V  ,   ' J.'T. Giiicr.KwooB������'  There is a ijood story of-an Irishman who was rather too fond of a  "drop of thecratur," and, moreover,,  liked it strong. -; He Was employed  by the parish priest to do some odd  job about the gardens, and it being  a very, cold day the good father took  out the whiskey decanter and a  tumbler and,helped the i_tan to a  moderate portion with the ..rjetnark",  "Ah, Pat, I fear this is putting a  nail in your, coffin." "Well, your  riverence," said Pat, holding put  the empty glass, "you* might as.;  well put another wan hv while you  have the hammer iu your hand." ,  N OT-,015.  . Sixty dnys after'date I intend to.a'pplyito  Ilio Chief Commissioner of Liintls and Works  for permission to purchase the hereinafter"dc-  sci'ibcd tract of land: Commencing at a post  placed at llioS(Hrtlfw6sVconref'df=lotM2i67G"flT  thenee 40 clmins north to north west of  Iot-I210,G. I. tlience 20 chains east, tlience 20  eliains north, thence'10 chnins west, theuce (10  chains south on boundary ot lot 7241. G.l,  thence 20 eliains east to point ot" commencement, 1G0 acres..  HAnor.n Selous.  Kelson, 13. C., 13th November. 1905.  60   YEARS'  EXPERIENCE  Trade Marks  Designs  Copyrights &c.  Anvone sending a. n'ectch und deacrljitlon may ,  quickly ascertain our opinion free whether an  invention lo probably patentable. . Communications strictlyconlldeiitliil. HANDBOOK on Patents  sent free. Olilcst nuency for securing patents.  Patents taken through Munn _ Co. recolve  cpeclal notice, without chnrKO, liitho  As the fearless white man entered  the kraal of a native king, a salute  was sounded on a drum of serpent  skin, and six warriors with neckties  of human teeth rattling about their  throats led him before a rough-ivory  dnis, on which sat a. majestic and  formidable figure. ""Halt,", said the  white man. And without loss of  time, he took out one of his brass  watches, wound it up, and showed  its works to the dusky monarch.  "This marvel." he said, "I will  give your majesty, making you the  envy of all men, and in return for  only six tusks of seventy pounds-  weight each." The king took the  watch, produced a monocle from a  pouch hidden in his shield, and,  after a moment's study of the- brass  trinket, returned-.t vvith a languid  smile. "Last year." he added, "in  London, I exchanged an old wooden I  m  �����..  A handsomely Illustrated weekly. I.arceot circulation of any Bcicntltlc journal. Terms. S3 a  year: four monthB, tl. Sold by all nowsdoulers.  lilUNS.SCis.36,Broad^ New York  Branch OIBco. 625 V St. Washington, D. C.  Frank Fletcher  PKOVIX���A_ LAND SURVEYOR  Lauds and Mineral Claims Surveyed  and Crown Granted  P. O. Box 5G3       Oflice : Kootenay St. Nelson  Cor.  c LATCH IE  Dominion and  Provincial  Land Surveyor  Stanley  and Victoria, Nelson  war-club for a bushel of these  things, and, by Jove,'there wasn't  one of them that ran above a week.''  '#1  ���9  Limited.  r    J   *|  , A-  Not many business people but have to get at least oue or two New Blank Books at the opening of the year. It may be a Full  Set of Books; it may be a New Cash Book, or it may,be only a 5c Memorandum. We have them all. Ledgers and Journals 250 up.  We buy direct from the maker.   That saves the middleman's profit.    We give you the advantage of that saying.  We Sell Diaries too.     : : :  ���     -       * A   * .;_       " ���.��-....    ���._   _ _ .  .}-.  M1 ..  ��� ''.'IV  ��� <   *!#��  HiV^JH.<|  ���'I  ���yt  but never said so.before, at least never advertised them.  '<���������'      i" ,r-   >f    i ... .  * . .    A        ..... ��� \- * -  That's,Pens.    Coarse Pens, Long Pens, Short Pens, and Stub Pens.    All Kinds Six for 5c.  Double Pointed Ruling Pens, 2c each.  We Sell a Fountain' Pen���Hard Rubber Barrel for Sr.oo.       , ,  .  Combination Reversible Pen and Pencil' 5c." *"***"     - ���*   ���  j"i,.  . t     1  ivmsES^Bm&m8^��amiSEawZ  naatei��Hffl��ffi!BB^5Bmffi  a*^A  _a _i_.^__3^_^_. _*i. jA, ^_K __+*_. _A ___ A  *.' A. _- __ __  .   *N  ���  ^  Almost the,toT3ghest thing-in the whole of creation is a "pinto"- Eroncho when he is in  fighting humor. ���  *l ��� ,i  .New his hide isjnst as toxight as he is, and that mrt a"bove his hips and "back is the very-  toughest and most pliable���it is the "Shell."  That is the part used.to make the famous "Pinto" Shell Cordovan Mitts and G-loves.   _  Wind, rain, tear, rip, scorch and "boil proof---almost wear proof.  Madevonly.by  ���  \  i]  Winnipea  R.H.GARLEY, British Columbia Agent o%<S*'-i  THE .NELSON -ECONOMIST  SMOKE  THE   CELEBRATED  BRIAR  PIPES.  0)  LU  ��L  <  CO  b  z  D  <  LU  Id  X  ���H  Ll.  Q  2  O  0)  W. A Thurman  I      - r _  Depot for Briar Pipes, Nelson >  ���Corner Mill and losephineSts.  Are you Drinking my  If you are not���you're not in  line���for most people are.. I'm  selling pounds and pounds to outside people and the largest part  ofitgoe's toregular customersiir  town.  Do you think they would continue to buy their Tea if it wasn't  all I claim ? Better get a trial  lot of it. Get up now and Phone  19 and tell Joy to send a pound  at once.  Joy's Cash Grocery  'PHONE 19  isialways a delight to the eye, and  makes a most riseful  present.  i-   Our. stock contains Spoon f jays,-Bon-bon Dishes, Berry Bowls,  Decanters and Bottles oi all kinds, Celery and Mayonaise Dishes,  Salt and Pepper Sets, Etc.     The goods have just arrived and are  the Ffnest we have ever shown.    Marked at the Closest Prices.  If ybil want anything in this line we cannot fait to suit you.  NOTICE.  Tenders for Mineral Claims Forfeited  to the Crown.  d. O. PATENAUDE  v" ���       ���  4 ���-  '��� -'��� '���'     ���::-:-.-��������� .        - -.....-  .���'.���      -������,  Jeweller, Watchmaker and;Optician.    'Phone 293.  4'.���'������ ��� ��� *��� *������ *' '-     ���.-���... . ._.,... . /   ���    ���  +++++<>++++++4++++++++++44++++++4++4+49++++++++++444+  We Print  Letter Heads,  Bill Heads,      ,  Satements,  Note Heaas,  Envelopes,  Business Cards  Dodgers, ,  Tags,  Etc., Etc.  * /  The Economist  ifl'-i'iUi  Complete Stock qf ��tationery  Orders by Mall Receive Prompt Attention.  VERNON   STREET, NELSON, B. C.  Tenders will be received by the undersigned  n_> to 12 o'clock, noon, on Friday, tbe 12th  day of. January. 190U. for the purchase of tho  tin tier mentioned mineral claims, which wero  forfeited to the; Crowu nt the Tux Sale  held in tho Government Office ut Kaslo, B.U.,  on tlie 7th.day of November liK)...  To be considered, all tenders must be, at  leant, eqtiatio'th'e upset price ns'glven below,  which 1< equivalent to the amount for which  such claims could have been repurchased by  the owner or owners oil thc 30th oi June, 1905,  together with tlie taxes whieh huve accrued  Hlncetbe tax sale, the cost or advertising for  tenders, and Crown Grant fee.  Name of Clntm.        X.ot No. Upset Price.  Littlo Montana _!S9 $77.81)  1'uluskl 2890 -13.70  Each tender must be accompanied by a certified cheque forthc fltllnmotint thereof, pay-  uhleat pur at Kaslo, In favor of the under-  nlpncd. The cheques of unsuccessful tenderers  will be Immediately returned.  E. E. CHipmau,  Uovernment Agent,  Kuslo, U. C.  NOTICE.'  Notice Is-hereby"elyen that 60 days after  date I Intend to apply'to the Chief Commissioner of Lauds and Works for permission  to pur-chase thu following desciibed landd :���  Commencing ata post planted at the southeast corner of lot 4396, group 1, Kootenay,  tlience west 32.!fir chains 'along the southern  boundary of lot 4Sy5 to the eastern boundary  ot lot 212, group 1. Kootenay, thence south  along the, eustern boundary of said lot 222 a  distance of 40 chains, thence east 32.22 chains  to the western boundary of lot 306, group 1,  Kootenay, thence nortli 40 chains along the  western boundary of said lot 306 to the point  of commencement, containing ISO acres more  or less.  Dated the 9th day or November, 1805.    o  ���TllOM-AS OllKKNWOOB.   .  rvine  Ltd.  nit��TT��ir-ii��>ii_ri_-.n��ajm#��war-��K_a_j���u������b^jb  B. C. Fruit in London.  Hon. R. G. Tatlow, Minister of  Finance bas received the following communication from J. H. Turner, agent-  general for British Columbia in .London :  Dkak Sib,���You were informed by  cable on 5th inst., of tbe success of tbe  Province, and of tlie itidiyiduaLexliibi-  tors of.B. C. fruit at tbe ahowTof'The  Royal ;Hofticultiiral Society on that  date in obtaining one gold medal and  eight silver medals.  /Mr. Palmer is reporting fully on the  show so it is not necessary for me to  don or Liverpool than in any other  country. There is always a large demand for such high quality of fruit and  it always demands such a price as to ensure a goo<l profit to the grower; conditional of course, to its being1 well  packed and in good condition.   -. .*"  When I urged, the Government in  1902 and subsequently to make these  shows,in London of B.C. fruit. I always" badUbis^reBuitin'roy 'niinidpfeel-  ing confident that such a plan would  educate the people here by example as  to the desirability of__.'C'. as a country  to live in ; and that it would also result  lu creating a demand here for the fruit  product.,   I may add tbat in fruit de  go into details; I think it right however for me to say how very admirably I partnients at-Army and Navy Stores  Mr. Palmer arranged the fruit for ex  NOTICE.  Take notice thnt sixty days after date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of  l,an<ls and Works for permission to purchase  the following described lands, situate on the  east bauk of the Columbia River:  Commencing at a post on the east bank of  the Columbia Kiver and parallel with the  north end line of At. Carroll's pre-emption;  thence nortU60 chalns-to post No.2,-tbence  west 20 chains to post No'.-3, thence north 60  chains to poBtjNO. 4, thence east 40 chains to  rstNo. 5, thence south 60 chains to post No.  thence east 20*chains to post No. 7, thence  south 60 chains to post No 8, thence west 40  chains to post No, 1 or point of beginning.  Milks Cakjiol_, Applicant.  Dated November 6th, 1905.  Land  Notice.  Notice is hereby given that sixty (60) dnys  after date I intend to apply to the Honourable Chief Commissioner of Lands and  Works for permission to purchase the following described tract of land situate at Queen's  Bay. on the west shore of Kootenay Lake, In  the District ot West Kootenay:  Commencing at a pone marked "A. E. Shipley's southeast corner" ;- thence .eighty iSO).  chains west'; therice^jorty (40) chains nortli;  thence eighty (80) chains east to W. W. West's  corner post; thenco forty (40) chains south to  Eolnt of commencement;, containing three  nndred nnd twenty (320; acres, more or less.  Decembor 10,1905.  -A. E.-Bhip ley .  Ladies'*  Neckwear.  We have just received one of the fin- |  estranges of Ladies' Fancy Collars ever  shown in the city, over ioo designs, including dainty Chiffon Lace and Ribbon  Collars, all Fancy Stocks and Em-  broidery,Tun_-over C _ifFs,|tlie very latest  styles, at ridiculously low prices, from  io cents up.  Ladies' Belts.  A fine assortment of Ladies' Silk  Belts and Girdles in black, white, brown  and sky blue, from 25 cents up.  Ladies'  Handkerchiefs.  We have j ust received a shipment of  over 100 dozen of pretty Handkerchiefs,  in Embroidery, Lawn, Linen and Hemstitched; these are all new goods just  in and make very pretty and useful  Christmas Gifts, 15 cents up.  Hosiery.  Ladies' Fancy Hosiery in black silk  lisle thread, lace and open work, in very  pretty patterns, from 25 cents per pair  up. ���  Kid Gloves.  Ladies' Fur-lined, regular price,  $2.25.    Sale price, $1.50.   *  Dress Goods.  A' few special bargain's in' Silks, suitable for Ladies' Blouses, iu Taffeta, all  colors at 50 and 65 cents per yard. ",-*  .*��� Voiles, and Crepe de Chine in black  and colors, at 50, 75 and $1.00 per yard*.  This is only one-half*the-regular prices;  Lace atid Insertions.  A full .range of these goods for trimmings at very low- prices.  ���    We .are  offering at vei*y low prices a  line of Ladies' Jackets and Tea Gowns  __-___-_a_DB9  in- very pretty shades,, neatly trimmed.  Don't miss these.  ,   Ladies Coats and Jackets, and Walking Skirts at cost to clear.  Millinery.  We are clearing all our Ready-to-  Wear Ha;ts at less than cost, from 50  cents to $2.50 each. Trimmed Pattern  Hats froiii $3.50 to $10.60.  House Furnishings.  Table Napkins, just the. thing for  Christmas Gifts,'- regular prices $4.50,  5.00 aud'6.oo' per dozen.y Sale prices  $2.50, 3.00 and 3.50 per dozen.  Pillow Shams in, lace and fancy open  work, regular prices $2.50 and 3.00.  Sale price $1.25 and 1.50 per pair.   ���  Fancy Sofa Pillows $3.50 to 6.00 each.  Fancy Damask Towels, regular price  $1.50, sale price 75 cents each.  Bargains in Curtains, Blinds, Rollers,  Poles and Stiade Fixtures.  Carpets and Linoleums at- cost to  clear.  Men's Furnishings.  Men's Kid Mocha Gloves, silk lined  $1.25 to 1.75 per pair.  Men's Scarfs and Mufflers, a large  assortment at 50c to $1.50 each.  Men's Ties, Ascots, Four-iu-handj  Strings, etc., at" _5rcents each. *' <"'';  Men's Evening Gloves at 50 cents  'pair. .A  '��� ���    A.-. ,* ���������..,;  .    .-._���  Men's House Jackets at $5.00. Worth  '$8.00 to> 10.60..'".' *  Men's Dress Shirts at $1.00 each.  -Worth $t-.75 to 2.00.  Men's Fancy Hosiery, in spots and  stripes at -25, cents up.   '  Men's and Boys' Sweaters, Cardigans, Caps and  Hats at less than cost.  mmmmwmmmmmmN  Clear in  ale  $35,000.00 STOCK  All Kinds of Furniture, Carpets, Linoleums, Crockery, Etc.  TURE CO.  Complete   House Furnishers  Funeral Directors, Embalmers  F. S. Clements  DOMINION AND PROVINCIAL  ' LAND SURVEYOR.  Room 16        K-W-X Block  Mr. and Mrs. Snow havo purchased  <be Outlet Hotel from T. G. Procter  _nd will assume management on and  after tbe 1st of .the ISew Year. Mrs.  Snow was formerly in charge of the  Manchester (l_nj;latid) Infirmury, and  lately Miperinteudcnt of the Koynl  Victorian Hospital at Regina, Susk. It  is Mr. nnd Mrs. Snow's, intention to  greatly improve the hotel uud make it  a health resort under the personal at-  Aeutlon of Mrs. Snow. As tho hotel  bus heen overcrowded in the nuniruer  nnontlip, it is intended to invrea.se the.  acconiniodation by putting up (piitM.  ciniilar o.tln s ;used at Corona<la Beauh,  hibitioii, he had a great deal of hard  work over it, heiug in the hall all day  Saturday and Sunday opening the cases  and examining and placing the fruit.  Having a large lot enabled him to  mukea really importantnhowluu, audita wus not possible last year'.-*,; the result waa.well worth the labor .aud  trouble for the B. U. display waa perfect iu arrangement, und the beauty  aud quulity of the fruit drew universal  admiration and commendation, and  many encomiums from the press of the  London aud country. ~  Tlie succeifc* of the individual exhibitors as shown by tht medals they won  must prove highly satisfactory to them,  as it has to iue ; as I had strongly advised such individual exhibits in my  letters of 31st March and 17th May last,  arid on my representation the secretary  of the R. H. S. sent out circulars for un  individual show.   '   '  It has been now fully demonstrated  to the British public that British Columbia has a good climate and a productive soil, and that its fruit can be sold  here so a- to give a profit to its growers ; though for some time yet until the  supply is greater, the best markets for  the average fruit will be iu the Northwest. .It,is also now proved to the  great fruit brokers here that the Province cad grow a very high class of fruit  of the finest quality and beautiful ap  pearauce such as is required for the  great .west end fruit dealers, and for  CalifVirniu.   A post office will be estab  lishtdat rrccter, 1\ C. after January | this I have no doubt whatever that ��  1&   ' ���    ���   i       ��� lhi^her j>rloe'c_n be obtaiued iii^ "Lon-  audatPontiug Bros,, which two firms J  bougbta good deal of the frtrlt, there  was a rush of customers to purchase  it, and the departments looked like  a B. C. advertisement for they were  placarded with B. C. posters and  decorated with photos from this oflice.  The Colonial Fruit Show as a whole  was.not however a success ; in the  first place the Dominion Government,  that had promised the secretary to  inuke a good exhibit, withdrew from it,  aud tbe display of tropical fruit was  limited. Then again December is too  late for the public and the attendance  consequently not large; whereas ut the  British Fruit Show held in October,  there was a great crowd of visitors ; if  it was possible to get B. C. fruit here  for-that, mouth it would be more  satisfactory. ��� However, after ail, the  greater effect will be caused by B. C  fruit being on show in the shops  th rougbout the great cities and. towns.  I have the honor to remain, Yours  obediently,  J. H; Tobnbb, ,'.''.  Agent General tor British Columbia.  Messrs. Andy-Jardine, Huwea and  McLellau, the lessees of the No. -3  tunnel in the Whitewater mine struck  two feet of solid galena ore last Friday  w.hile working ou' a raise. ���v They have,  about 15 tons of hia.h grade, .ore ready  for shipment.   ��� ^  John L. Ketalluck has let a contract  to Archie Jardine to drive a tunnel  123 feet on the Washington mine. Mr  Jardine with a crew  o!f ;nieu, aud  LETHBRIDGE COAL  $7.50 Per Ton  Delivered  All orders must be accompanied by cash and should be forwarded  either personally or by mail to the office of  1   i  1   >  ���  W. P. TIERNEY, GENERAL AGENT  H.E.CR0ASDA  Real Estate, and Insurance Agent  FOR SALE  ���r  t  Nelson Tramway Company's Lots.  Hume Addition.  Lot 97.  Fruit Lands, Improved and Unimproved  OFFICE :    Next Door to Canadian Bank of Commerce.  BROWN & CO.'S  GREAT"  ". ,  "ales  :\  supplies left Thursday for the mine  where they will at once commence  operations.  While Nelson and Rossland are  setting their house in order in preparation for their forthcoming municipal elections, the same cannot be  said of Kaslo, Bays the Kootenaian.  So far uo one seems to be in the least  concerned about city affairs. For the  past few years tha*debt of the city has  gradually.. _ji?en '^rfeiduced.-. to by each  successive council till 1. is how all but  wiped out. Asa matter of fact we  believe it lis the intention of the present  council to buy in all' the outstanding  water debentures before they retire  from office. So long as this healthy  state of affairs last the average citizen  is content to leave well enough alone  and do nothing. But as mayor Hodder  has been iii the'ehair for two successive years and all the present aldermen  haye served two terras, the itujority of  them feel that same of theother taxpayers should shoulder the* bnrden of  conducting city business. For the  oflice of mayor several names have  already been mentioned, chief among  which is that of Mr. H. Giegerich. He  has sat in the council for the past two  vears with credit to himself and  ] benefit to* the city.  Bigger   Values,   Larger    Assortments   and  More Goods than Ever Before.  Our Great Clothing Sale could not possibly succeed ^without real  merit and real bargains and tjieir wonderful success is due to the Great  Values and Good Quality we are giving. If Money-saving counts in  your plans���that is Real Money-saving on Strictly New, Desirable Clothing, Shoes, Furnishings,vB.tc.-^-tlien you \yill surely visit this store this  mouth.  Ydu;:>v.ili always Save Money and often a Great Deal by; Dealing at  this Store. " '"���...   ,/���' A      "  BROVVlsl&CQ.,  Opposite  Hudson Bay Store


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