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The Economist Jan 7, 1905

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H6  added: "Ididu'tsee the cherries or roup,  berries or goo��eberries, but if they <i,ir_-  pare 11.IU1 the apples, peart; and pkniuj,  jou have hereu fruit eouuiry uusuri^iijfcd  by anything I u the Dominion."      . __  NUMBER 2  V  JYSTERY  Notable   Instances of  Mistaken Identity.  could by begging him to shoot over it  for the rest of his days. t  LYONS MAIL ROBBERY  Remarkable Case of a Scottish  Merchant Charged With  .; ,    Forgery.  London, Jan. 3���Thc government has''offered Adolph  y-^Eil*?2o,000 as compensation  rjl" wrongful imprisonment.  The case was a notable one.  He was arrested in 1896 charged  with obtaining money and  jewelry under false pretenses  and was convicted on the evidence of a woman who identified him as John Smith. After he hud served five years,  John Smith confessed thut he  Avas the man'convicted in 1877  and for whom Beck bad been  mistaken A committee of  enquiry concluded that Beck  had been the victim of a miscarriage of justice and that .the  blame rested with tbe judge,  Sir Forrest Fulton.���Associated Press Dispatch.  The most notable example of rais-  ' taken identity in police history was fur-  nished-'by the famous Lyons mail rob-  ' bery case, in which a man called Les-  ���urques was charged .with robbing and  murdering the couriei of tho mail, says  a London publication. Lesurques was  identified in tire most positive manner  by all who had witnessed the crime as.  the man who had done the deed, and  was sentenced to death. He died solemnly protesting,.his innocence and  making an appeal to the real criminal  to clear his memory from so foul a  stain. Four years later the wretch for  " whom he had died was caught,- and  was found to bear the most striking  likeness toLesurque3. He was convicted and guillotined; but many a  long year elapsed before full justice  "was done to his victim's innocence and  the forfeited property was restored to  his family.  _ In another case a man was charged  at the Old Bailey with being an escaped convict. The governor of the  jail and a number of wardens swore  that he was without doubt the criminal they had had under charge, and  his conviction seemed certain. Fortunately it was recalled that thc convict had a wen on ids left hand, of  which no trace was visible on the left  hand of the prisoner, and a doctor  who chanced to be in court went into  -the box and declared that it was impossible to have removed the wen  without leaving some trace of it, thus  making it absolutely certain,that the  prisoner could not be the. man who  was wanted. ,)(l -  A Scottish court some years ago witnessed a curious trial which had a .romantic sequel. A farmer's son wad  charged with night poaching, and, although he set up an alibi, was convicted on tbe evidence of a keeper and  other witnesses who swore to his  identity with the poacher. Not long  after the real culprit was arrested and  confessed his guilt���too late, however,  to save the innocent youth from punishment. Tlie latter had already  servdd his term of imprisonment and  had emigrated to the Cape, where he  -amassed a large fortune. On his return to Scotland the owner of the es-  late on which he had been charged  with poaching made what amends he  A reputable Scottish merchant  called Henderson owed his escape  from death to a curious accident. He  was charged with forging an acceptance signed by the Duchess of Gordon ; witness after witness swore that  they had seen him sign a similar document, and one man declared that tbe  very signature in question had been  written by Henderson before witnesses  in his own house. Li\ vain did the  prisoner's counsel plead his irreproachable character and straightforward demeanor during the trial. His guilt  was considered by all in court to be established. Tbe judges, however, delayed thb.'r decision until the evening-  session, and to this delay Henderson  undoubtedly owed his life.  During the recess the lord.advocate  paid a visit to a Mr. Eoseof Kilravock,  who took him to inspect a house which  Was being built for him. Mr. Rose no-  tieed that" one of the carpenters was  missing, and was told by the foreman  that the man had absconded on hearing that'tho lord advocate was coming,  and, further, that he believed he had  been mixed up in some forging case.  This statement, repeated to the lord  advocate, roused his'suspicions ; the  fugitive was followed and arrested, and  ultimately admitted that it was lie' who  had.with the assistanceof a Mraf Mac-  leod, committed .the forgery, and for  the purpose had personated Hender.-  son. ._.  ERMINIE.  Everything points to another success  for tlie Nelson Op'eratic Soeiety. Last  evening a rehearsal was held at'the Nelson Opera House, and the manage-,  ment is pleased with the result. Milton Smith, who is said to be one of the  best conductors in the country, has  direction ofthe rehearsals, and is fully  satisfied with the talent at his disposal.  Melville Parry is the- manager, and,  of course, that means the production  will be the best that'ean be given in  Nelson. The costumes are being supplied by the Tarns people of New York,  and will be appropriate in.every respect. The scenery will be painted by  Mr. Foltz, of Spokane, who stands  high in his profession. There will be  a great deal of work to be done before  the opening night, on January 25, but  the production will be e*qual to any of  the former ones. The management  specially requests tliat strangers do not  intr ude at rehearsals. Tiiere has been  some im onyenience and annoyance  by the presence of ono or two who  have insisted ou forcing themselves in,  and offering suggestions when they  were not asked.  When Houston gets through writing  his philiipics against the Kootcnny  Power and Light Company and thc  Licensed Victuallers he is said to-have  in contemplation a book on finance explaining particularly how to run a  newspaper successfully with profit to  the shareholders, aud how to build a  $150,000 power plant whether he has  money or not.  The Voters Are Disgusted With His- Methods���A Few  Pointed Questions.  ��v _  FLYING MACHINES  Doubts.  John's chief claim to the mayorality  is his courage and energy. If we take  his word for it he is the only energetic  man in Nelson. John surely docs not  mistake his own brag and bluster' for  Courageaud his malicious attacks in the  Tribune on his fellow citizens for  energy. Dr. Rose does not pipe his  superiority either by voice or by paper.  Although Dr. Rose is a graduate in  Arts and Medicine and tlie gold medalist of his class, he is never heard to  mention these facts. But no man who  knows Dr. Rose will say that he has  Ie3s energy or less ability than Houston  although they will credit bim with  les3 assumption.  ���������&'  There are the best of reasons for believing that Dr. Rose an.1 the six aid  ermen on his ticket will be elected nfxt  Thursday, and there is little doubt but  what John Houston and his pledged  aldermen now realize the true condition of affairs. John Houston never  had any chance of being elected, and  the course he has pursued in his paper  has alienated what little support he  might have reasonably expected. Fo/  three months hi-s inoulhpiecj his  teemed with"abuse, and no one charges  that he has been guilty of one truthful  utterance. As one of the men who had  intended to support him remarked to  The Economist syesterday, Houston  has now completed the process of self-  strangulation. Not only hos'he driven  away his own friends, but lie has also  sacrificed the prospects of the.men on  his ticket. No confidence is violated  in admitting that there was a time during the first days' of the campaign,  when it* was concededthat one of the  Houston ticket might, be elected, but  that opportunity was lost when he  signed* tlie ironclad pledge. The nature of the British people revolts at  slavery, even when it is practised iu  the form prescribed by John Houston.  Anticipatingthat the result of the election will be the complete overthrow of  Housjtonism,. and. the election of Dr.  Rose and liis ticket by large majoiities^  it is not out of place to congratulate  the citizens of Nelsjn on tho. happy  result. It means much to this city.  There will be an end to the turmoil  into which ��� the city is plunged every  few days. Respectable citizens may  be able to go out about their business  without being called vile name3 and  insulted on the streets : city officials  can feel assured that thoy will be protected in the 'faithful.performance of  their duties; tbe "disreputable m^ will  probably cease whining that it is being boycotted ; capitalists will be permitted to .come into the place and establish _industries-without-being_su Injected to persecution at the hands of a  man who is never made two blades of  grass growi where one grew before, and  whojhaa failed ih everything, and last,  but not least, the public may not be  surfeited with long editorials telling of  the greatness and goodness of the man  who writes only in his own praise.  The contest has be a long one and as  degrading and disgusting* as. John  Houston could possibly make it.  PeraiiadeJ that the building of an  electric light plant is no longer au issue iu this campaign, nnd that Dr.  Rose and his supporters are more definitely pledged to the building of such  a plant than himself, John Houston  has changed liis tactics, and now pretends that the issue is merely one of  whether the present city officials shall  be maintained in their positions or  not. Believing in the Tammany  principle that to the victors belong  the spoils, Houiton threatens to guillotine every man who does not come out  and openly declare himself a supporter  of the Tammany chief. It does not  matter that the officials are capable  and trustworthy, (good and faithful  service to the city is hot to count for-  anything)���they offend the eye of John  Houston, and must make way for  servile tools of tlie master. Do the  small number of voters who have declared for John Houston ful ly realize  ! what effect such a policy, if carried out  every year,/would hayeon the city. Iu  most of the offices fit the disposal of  the corporation, experience counts for  everything. In* very few of the offices  can a man become thoroughly efficient  oven in one*year, yet if Houston's idea  was carriid into practical effect all experienced officials would have to make  way for inexperienced men, whose  only qualification for offices would be  that they happened to choose the winners in a municipal contest.   ,  Dr. Rose's meetings are well attended  every evening, and thc work of the  campaign :s being thoroughly'done.  The meeting of Thursday evening was  a gratifying success, tlie committee  rooms being crowded.- Ths speeches  were of an encouraging character, and  the address of Mr. "William Ebbs was  without doubt .the ablest explanation  of that all absorbing subject, municipal  ownership, ever delivered iu the city  of Nelson. Mr. Ebbs is a fluent speaker,  and has made a thorough investigation  of this question. That his remarks  were thoroughly appreciated by the  large number present, was-evidenced  by the frequent outbursts of applause.  It will-be surprising'if the seed "scattered by Mr. Ebbs will not bring forth]  a rich harvest. The other speeches |  were brief, as many important matters  in connection with tlie campaign had  to be discussed. *.  Here are a few of the Tribune's fab  rications:  1." That'-- the ._.Licensed  Victuallers  ���--���<- ���" "' r -**- - <���-*. -->"   ��������� - ��� --��� j-t  had any important part in putting Dr.  Rose in the field.' John Houston  insisted tbat~*one of his candidates-  should be the President of the Licensed Victuallers' Association.  2. That the Citizen s' party desires a  wide open town. Men like' Dr. Rose  do not and will not stand for ir. It is  men of Houston.* stamp and character  who encourage wide open towns/ It  galls them to live within respectable  environment.  3. That John Houston is an enemy  to gambling, drinking, etc. His own  conduct, both at home and elsewhere,  shows the inconsistency and hypocrisy  of this contention.  4. That lie alone is in favor of a"  power plant. Why did he. only  a few months ago, instruct two of  his aldermen to move and  second the non-acceptance of the  One offer for the debentures? Simply  that he could use it as an issue in tho  present campaign.  o. That Dr. Rose's campaign was  increased by a $150 donation from the  West Kootenay Power & Light Company. Houston knew this was a lie  when he uttered it. That company  has not contributed one cent to the  Citizens' campaign fund. That company has not beeu asked for, nor lias  it offered one cent for this or any other  purpose.  0. That the McBride Government  had contributed a considerable sum to  defeat John Houston. McBride, jior  his Government, nor any of its members have given or offere'd to give one  cent for any such purpose. They are  not disposed to bother themselves  much about a trimmer who maligns  them one day and begs for the privilege of shaking hands with them the  day following.  7. That his council would be free  and independent notwithstanding  their pledge to vote with John's majority. Freedom and servitude are not  synonymous.  8. That he is not running for the  $1200 tbat is in it ; that he does not  need the money. No, he still has some  newspaper stock, (but suckers are  scarce.  9. That John Houston obeys the  Uw.   Houston answers a charge of re  peal edly playing cards for money, by  asserting that there are only two full-  grown men in 'Nelson who have not  been guilty of sitting in a poker game.  We have several ministers of tbe gospel (with apologies ,for mentioning  them iu the same paragraph) in Nelson. Who are^ the poker playing parsons?  John Houston says that the stand he  took at Victoria: lias not been detrimental to Nelson's interests. John  was elected as a party candidate on a  party ticlsei.arid pledged to support the  party that elected him. For private  reasons, namely that he could not get  a portfolio, Houston, turned traitor to  the party be claimed to support and  used "his every effort to defeat them,  ln no" other province in our-confederate could a* politician act thus and find  one in his party so poor *asto do him  reverence. What has Nelson lost by  this action of Houston's?  John Houston does not attempt to  answer the charges made by John  Hamilton and Dr. Rose in answer to  his own questions in Thursday's Tribune. Their answer shows that not  only was gambling prevalent but its  prevalency was increased by John  Houston ...while mayor.Jakiug^part.in  gambling, games in'at least two.hotels  inthe city.' In one game he iosta considerable sum. Thus vanishes Houston's pretences as a moral reformer.  Vaporings tocatch votes.' The man is  not sincere; Is he sincere in anything  except his* effort to capture the $1200  per annum attached to the mayor's  position ?  Again in,this campaign John Houston indulges his usual penchant forasking fool questions. Houstoti does not  believe there is any truth in the questions he propounds ; he simply desires  to_create_a__fuIse_impressiou -in -the  minds of the public. The negative  assertion has long been the chosen  weapon ' of John Houston, and he  might find it a dangerous one if turned  against himself. For instance, one  might ask :  Did John Houston while mayor of  the city of Nelson play a small roulette  wheel in a Baker street cigar store, and  after losing $00 cash, double his bets in  usual hayseed style until he lust $480,  and then" double again and played  even ?  Did John Houston during his term  of office tempt fortune on Maggie  Duffy's roulette wheel, and because it  would not yield generously to bis persistent demands throw tlie unresponsive machine into thc Queen's highway ?  Has John Houston's conduct at home  and abroad been such as to entitle bim  to the respect and confidence of his  fellow-citizens? ..'.;.':  Did John ' Houston j while he was a  member of the Provincial Legislature  attempt to climb a telegraph pole on  Government street, Victoria?  Could John Houston explain the  items in his bill of $300, charged as his  share for obtaining the power site in  19t)3?  Did John Houston run away last  year and work two days in a sawmill  in Washington state"?.  HOPE IN AEROPLANES  The Balloon's Limit Has Been!  Reached  by Santos-  Dumont.  ������ Now that we know that an aeroplane will lift much  more than  was  originally expected, and as the nianu-  . -jfucturcra of and experimenters with  Sir Hiram Maxim Has - ",otor cara have nir��-<iy develop, a a  j very efficient motor with amazing  power in proportion to ita weight,*, it  Would appear that the motor and tho  corrected formula may solve the problem.' Iitremalns a question, as Lord  Raleigh put it, of ' a lotpf time and a  lot of money.'  '* The future aeroplane will not be a  thing ot the cities until such times as  all overhead wires are under ground.  The stations for its handling must be  in the outer suburbs.  "Its first employment will be, probably, for war. If, as I believe, projectiles could be dropped from it, the  mot'ern fleets would have to change  their construction, while modern armies would be lu even worse plight.  " A swift moving aeroplane would  be difficult to hit. A hail of modem  explosives upon a marching column  unsuspicious of attack would bo  ghastly. _ ,   s  "It woukl appear that England is  the only rich and great country inthe  world where the Government has  never done anything to encourage experiments with flying machines. True,  the money spent in Germany, Russia  and France bas not produced a flying  machine. Still, it is quite possible thai  if the same amount of money spent by  the FrenchiGovemment Bhould be appropriated for ; use in England a true  fl>ing machine.,ro,ight be evolved inside of two'years; >,.  11 The locomotive was developed in  England, and why should not the English be thc first to produce a flying  machine ? Lord Rayleigh and many  others of oucJeading scientific men tell  us that it can be" doneTbut 'they ali  admit that it would take a ' lot of  money'���a good deal more than a private individual can afford to contribute."  ' *'t  ,-AV  1 x='ri  -. '"*���* i  #-rVf  ' -'���/*!  ���* i*"*l  m  ';M  - -��� -A  . -."Sf,  ���--:'.: hi  -J*- ' _ ^f  ������>? 'Ji"i*-.v*_  *-'  -*ae��rl  Some plain common sense upon the  flying machine problem and an interesting prophecy are contained in an  article published in a London paper by  Sir Hiram Maxim, on December 14.  After pointing out that Santos-Du-  mont has gone about as far as it is possible to go in navigating the air by  dirigible balloons, the writer says:  "This one thing, is certain :' If we  are ever to fly, we must imitate Nature���and Nature . has no balloons.  Tho innumerable flying machines of  Nature all depend upon dynamic energy, and upon dynamic energy alone,  to raise them from the ground and  propel them through the air.  " In my own experiments I have  been able to lift a.weight of 10,000  pounds by the motor propelled aeroplane. Once in the air tbe chief difficulties to be overcome lie in two words  ���stability and- steering. The last  should present uo great trouble, but  tbe first mentioned is a serious, though  by no means a hopeless problem.,..  " The aeroplane experimenter has a'  practical^study ever presented to him  by Nature' h7The~"l7irds. ."The mystery  of the hovering bird, is explained by  the fact that in the atmosphere there  are little ascending currents of*air, into  one of which the bird flies and stays.  His weight may be dragging hiin  down at two miles an hour, but if the  current is also rising at a pace of two  miles tbe fall is neutralized.  " Again,' mo3t"*of us have watched a  gull following iu the wake of a ship  without apparent exertion. The reason is that the bird has fixed on the  exact spot in the air wake of the ship,  corresponding to the sea wake below,  where the rush of air bubbles up, and  not only holds him in his place, but  carrie��-   him   ou.    If  the   gull   turns  ���:A--~-'-'K_.l  ..    ..Vi*��/:l  m  -"'***���*.!  -SI'  ".'���'5*1  *'���*; V':  v*^  'tl  Z��ii  A-"A-m*I  r - , ,-   I. ���   ' ���>���  *" A"?-a��--i*  **���    t  ^JiAvi  >,���*��-.c-**?t  * *Cj'*r>*~.ilS  -j w -t ��� Tr'Ki  _.?-��?�� I  THE MARKS CO.  ,;  Tom Marks' dramatic company will-  begin a week's engagement at the Nelson Opera House next Monday evening. There are no better dramatic  companies in Canada- than those controlled by tbe Marks Bros. There are  four of these companies on the road  and  the largest of them all is the one  managed bv Thos. Marks, which comes  to Nelson next Monday evening. This  aside to pick up a piece of food, he has j company, as it is at present composed,  to fly very hard until he gets back loi has been in existence more than a de-  It is rumored that tbe series of interviews .with gamblers which have been  appearing in the New York Sun for  two or three years past, will be supplemented with a few "experiences" from  the pen of John Houston.  his effective position.  " The aeroplane can never have the  air instinct of a gull or hawk. It resembles more closely a wild duck.  " The duck has of necessity to be  strong, for it neglects the air currents  and drives straight forward by the  power of its wings and breast muscles.  The aeroplane is the duck of the air.  " The original formuluj reasoned out  by Newton aud other mathematicians  of past generations were exceedingly  unfavorable and discouraging to experimenters with aeroplanes. Recent  experiments, however, have demonstrated that these formulie are very  wide ofthe truth, and that the lifting  effect produced by propelling an aeroplane through tbe air at a high velocity, and at a very slight angle above  the horizontal, is many times as effective as it was supposed by the older  generation.   .'���'���������  "I have recently made some experiments myself at the Cryslal Palace  with qn apparatus much more suitable  for the purp"=o than has ever been  used before, and I find that there is no  doubt on this point. If a well made  aeroplane, placed at a very slight angle above the horizontal, is driven  through the air at a very high velocity the lifting effect is about a hundred times as great as it would appear  to be by the old formula. Lord Rayleigh conducted some very interesting  experiments a few years ago to demonstrate tbis ancient error.  .._..,. f.y:  cade, and is said to have made more  money than any dramatic organization  in Canada. As a result Tom Marks is  the wealthiest man in the show business hi the Dominion of Canada. He  has scarcely ever known what it was  to have a poor house, and while other  companies have been forced to disband  and wulk back home Tom Marks kept  on making money. In point of merit  they rank with the best travelling organizations. As might be expected  from a company, the members of  which have been so long together, tho  repertoire is an extensive one, and includes all the well known stock piecett  together with many of thc most modern plays. There arc many in Nelson  who were patrons of the Marks Bros.'  shows in the East, and no doubt they  will be pleased to be able to reuewjold  stage acquaintances. The opening  piece will be " The Defaulter."  Houston biows about what he bas  done for the city of Nelson. Here is  what Nelson has done for him in the  way of compensation : .  -    Tribune, Cr. for Printing.  1897...    $386 38  ,..��� 436 87        547 15         710 01       1195 35���$3575 76  John Houston, Cr., Salary.  1897, 6 mosat $166.G6.$1322 28  1898     2000 00  1900 *     ..    1200 005r-$4522 28  1903, Securing power site (not  itemized)        300 00  1898  1899  1900.  1901.  row  '.���%  Total.  $8098 04 \  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  THEitLSMttMllilllST  Published every Saturday afternoon at  Vkbnon Street. Newojj��� B. C.  SI. Pei bf Slric\\Y\n Advance  Advorttaineratei made knowu on application.  AU changes ln advertisements to insure  Insertion nbould reach this office not later  than Thursday, 12 o'clock.  "When change or address is required, ll. ls  dealnble that both the old address uud thc  notr be given.  A.ddre&* all communications, ���'Publisher  of Tuk Nzlson iscoNomsr. Nelson. B. C."  CITIZENS' TICKET.  FOR MAYOR���  DR. W. O. ROSE.  FOR ALDERMEN  -  EAST WARD���   WM    SPRY,  W. G. GILLETT,   GEORGE W.  BARTLETT.  WEST WARD���H. BIRD.  R. M. MACDONALD, A. H.  CLEMENTS.  Campaign   of Abuse.  A@Sl  mm  ������jHH.V,a,f*  *7i   �� Cool It with a baboon's blond. ?  Then thu charm Is firm nnd good.  ,     - _ ���Second Witch In Macbeth.  Five days more will conclude what  will prove to be tbe most memorable  municipal contest in tbehUtory of Nelson.     The most notable feature in the  ��� campaign  has been the effort of one  - man to force himself on thc citizens of  Nelson as mayor.    This man lms heen  a charge ou the community since Nol-  j son ' first became an  incorporated city.^  With the exception of one year, he lias  . been drawing a salary either ns mayor  . of the city or as the representative in  -the Provincial Legislature of the dis-  ��� trict in which Nelson is thc principal  town.    He has fastened his fangs deep  '.in the flesh of the citizens, and refuses  :  to let loose his hold.     Now, he comes  ...forward with a proposal that he must  not only'represent Nelson in the Leg-  '^islature,   but he must also be given  the salary which isattache.l to the of:  HCbof mayor'*-' ul- oily.  *A< mayor of  Nelson in the past lie has been a conspicuous failure from a citizfiis" point  of,view, although he succeeded  to his  own satisfaction: which means that he  A has had both feet in thc trough ull the  A* time.   As a member of the Legislature  ���}   he has done nothing but .draw his eal-  1 ' ary ; the city has not benefitted in any  way by his presence at the capital ;*but  "  it -lias" suffered  Very severely by bis  conduct both in and out of the Legis  latlve halls.    Before he was elected to  the Legislature, thero were many who  pronounced his promises insi necre, and  which he stirred tlie vials of his wrath, j  with thc ultimate object of getting bis  ringers on thc $1200 which goes with  thc ollice of mayor.    To accomplish  his desire, be bas resorted to the most  disreputable   methods  of   vilification  and abuse.  Anyone wlio has presumed  to even tliink differently from this ill-  balanced, wretched  creature, has bad  to suffer the excruciating tortures invented by John Houston, and all tbe  while,   like  the brazen  strumpet,  be  has been persistently  proclaiming his  own virtues from  the housetops.   He  has gathered around   bira tlie worst  elements in the community, and,  in  ordor to obscure his own   methods, he  lias    malevolently..-accused,   his   opponents   of   resorting   to    the   very  vices    of    which     he    himself   has  been guilty.     But he has  failed.   No  one believes one word- John  Houston I  li'ltciv, and the Tribune  is about as  much  respected as tliat other chaste  publication   of   which   he   was   once  editor, the Donald Truth.   The people  uf Nelson are not fools enough to vote  fora  mull with a  past, and  without a  future.     Dr. ltose.and  his ticket have  pursued    a   straightforward,     manly  course, and their election by large majorities   is generally admitted.     Then  Houston   wiil  uo.loiiger be en-ibled to  carry on  liis nefarious policy of vilification and abuse.  t.Co|BOOTS AND SHOESlT  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers ln  f  SALT MEMS  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  JOY'S  Having purchased the stock of Boots and Shoes  carried by Fred L Irwin, by chattel mortgage sale,  the entire stock, worth $3000, must be sold within  thirty days. This stock and the $9000 stock carried  by myself is made up of the best Boots and Shoes  manufactured, and are of the Latest Styles. No old  or out-of-date goods. All are the Newest and Best.  All will be sold for half their worth..  Insurance    Real   Estate   and  Mining  Agent  Houses and offices to rent and lots for sale in all parts of the city.  Now is the time to invest in good improved  Fruit Ranch Property  Adjacent to Nelson.  The Kootenay Valleys Co., L'td, London, Eng.  Nelson City Land and Improvement Co.  .12,000 STOCK TO CHOOSE FROM  Fire and   Accident  Insurance   a  Specialty  ED  BAKER ST.. NELSON  GGTER  B. C.  P. C. BOX 232  ��� ��.**4>**4>��m****4> ���������������������������*��������������� **���������������  To the Electors of Nelson  Corner Mill and Josephine Sts.  ���&-  ^Jfr  ���'   **.  expressed the belief that thc man was  nothing more than an avaricious self-  seeker.        His    subsequent   conduct  proved  that   their estimate of John  Hiuston   was' the correct one.-    'Tis  true, an extra of the Tribune would  occasionally appear  on tlie streH.s, announcing that the energetic and' patriotic member for Nelson had picked up  a  few trifling things."such tvs a. court  house, -etc,, for hU dearly beloved _eo-  pleathorae.   Then Ms clackcrs clapped  themselves  on   the  cheat,'and   proclaimed in loud voice. " <."r<:at is John  ofthe Nelflbnlans."   But Nelson never  secured anything to speak of, although  John was doing very well for himself,  in the way of advertising and printint  voters' lists for eleven district's in'thc  Kootenays.     Soon  wt-. did  not even  , have the pleasure of", rending one ol  the extras, for John, the  Patriot, had  been   turned' from   the  door   of  ihe  Lieutenant-Governor   as a man   unfitted to act as oue of His Honor's advisers.     Thus forever terminated Unpolitical career of John Houston in tin-  Dominion  of Canada.     It was Hll'v  wonder that the man who had thu* become thc victim of his owii fully should  decide to sbaUe'thediiatof.Kelson from  his sandals forever.    "VY hen he startt d  for Edmonton, people  said  pecebe  with you, but like thc eat in tho-old  eoug, he came back ; then he ran away  " to Oregon, but he pined and sighed for  his mountain home, and soptragain lie  was engaged  ut his old : practice ol  turning  neighbor against-  neighbor.  _. Xiike.lhe witches iu Macbeth, it wan:  *' Double, double, toil and trouble  fire born aud caldron bubble."  jArd tta Txikwas w&b tbe caldron io  At tl:e request of a large nuihber of  ratepayers of our City, I have consented tiToffer myself as a candidate  for the Mayoralty for the forthcoming  year. If elected I will give my beat  efforts to carry out tlie following :  1. An energetic administration of  the City's business and carrying out of  its projects.  2. Sell debentures and erect at once  a Power Plant on site acquired by City  on Kootenay Biver, and to oorrow  more money if necessary to complete  the plant.  3. Operate efficiently and economically the Electric Railway system, aud  advocate the op'enihg'qf negotiations to  puruiiaue for the City sucli system with  the ultimate view of lawfully extending a Gelt line through thc East ward,  and thence  through   the  Park, into  Fairview.  4. Improve main city thoroughfares  and',where necessary to macadamize  the streets and for* that purpose utilize  facilities owned by the City.  ' '5. Extension "of City limits to include  suburbs.  6. Improvement of City Park.   ���  7. The necessary extension of sewe  and water systems.  8. Provide suitable and commodious  Us an Older to Your  Groceries, ta Notice  ; The prom ptivess of del Ivory.  The cleanness and freshness of Good*.  The fall honest measure.  The quality of wnat you set.  You will find abundant reason for sending  your future otdors.  Thi* Week's Specials Are:  1-Mb Boxes of A 1 Cie*mery., Butter, at 27c  per pound.  Silver Spoon To*, 80c per pound.  Rajah Brand Pineapple, 25c per Un.  Clarke's 15on��le���� Chlcicen, 35c per tlu.  300   PAIR   CHILDREN'S   SHOES  Sizes from 5 to 10 ^^^^^  Hugh McCausland  Baker Street, Nelsor^^C.  %8.  kelson, B. C.  >The largest exclusively  Wholesale  liquor  House in  In Pints and Quarts  Grar.da Cigars.  M Grocery  ++9+++++++++9++++++++++++++++++++++++99+++++++4+9949\  -Dawson's "Extra Special" Scotch.  Mitchell's Heather Dew Scotch etc.    Earl of Minto etc.  A full line of imported and domestic Liquors and "Wines.  ��&-*-*!-  __.__     |��, ,��, ,�����  (Formerly Clarke House)  The best SI per day house ln Ncl6on.      None but white help employed  bar the best, >  The  I  'ITIIONEM  Certificate of Improvements.  Little Johnnie Mineral Claim, situate in tbe  Nelson Mining-Division of West Kootenay  District.  Where located: On Rover Creek,- About  three miles from Kootenay River. Take notico tbat I, Frank Fletcher, of the;City-of  Nelson, acting as aprentfor myself, Kree'Mln-  er'B Certificate No. B82.023, nnd A. C. .Flum-  mcrfelt, Free Miner's Certilicate No. B80.OM,  intend, sixty days from lhe date hereof, to  apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate  oflmpiovementslor the purpose of obfoin-  inlng a Crown Grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the: ln-  sunnce of such Certificate of- Improvements.  Dated this 26th day of May. A. D 19M.  Khank Fletcher: -  j G.W. BARTLETT. Fsop^to* P  >+4+++++++++4+++++++++4++++++++4++++++++++99999++++++  per  day and up  Chinese Employed  - fi  AUGUST THOMAS, PROPRIETOR.  IBSOI, e, c  >;.  Tents&'Awnings Made and Repaired ^  CLOTHES    CLEANED    AND MENDED,  OVER J. H. WALL4C^T^O^^WLSOfl^B^    \  CORNER   HALL   AND   VERNON   STREETS,  CUK     TWO BLOCKS FROM WHARF,  R Burns & Co.  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  school accommodation with a view of  inaugurating a system best adapted to  the present and 'future needs of our  growing population.  If elected 1 promise to nse my  utmost endeavorto further the interests  of tbe City.'  ��� ' '       .  \Vir.T_IAM O. ItOSK.-  KOT1CK.  In the mutter'of an application for a duplicate ofa certificate of Title to Lot 11, Block 3,  Town ol Nelson.  Notice is hereby given that it i.s.my intention lo issineatthe expiration of one month  from the flrxt publlcntion hereof a duplicate  of thc Ci'rtiticite of Title to the above mentioned Lot 11. Mock 8. in the.Town of NeUon,  In the name of William Perdue, which Certificate iv ''���vt.i-d the lUtli day of liny, 1808, nnd  number' ��'8l'l K.  Lund l.i-K.jH'y Office, Nelson, 11. C,  28th Uctobcr, 1001.  "II. F. MACr.KOI.."'  District ltcKlstrar.  john McLatchie  Dominion and  Provincial  Land Surveyor  Op. B C. Customs House, Nelson  Frank  Fletcher  PRO.VIN a��AL LAND SURVEYOR  "*���  WHOLESALE ANUfitiAiL      ,  MEAT, MERCHANTS  Head Office Nelson, BAG;  Branch   Markets  in   Rossland,   Trail,' Nelson, Kaslo, Sandon, T hre  / Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.  Orders by Mail to any branch will bave prompt  and careful atten-  CHOQUETTE BROS.', Proprietors.- ^  i We have secured the 'services of a first-class coke baker, and *  X ^customers should bear this in mind when prepa . r. .cr |  4fr  Christmas. . ^  f Store: Baker St., between Stanley and Ward.  tion.  Notice.  Sixty day^ after dale I intend to apply to  ihn CotniniH-sloncr of I.aiid.s and Works,  Victoria, for lhe vnrchnKe of tlie following  landB. Coimncncing at thc South-Eiist corner  of lotKSOO, CJrotip (I) one, West Koolenny, lit a  post liiurltnd J: K. A. South-Wcsl corner and  mnnlng North alonft Ea��t line of lntC!P040  chains, thence Fast60chains, thenee South -10  cluuiis, tl.cncc West along Columbia k Kootenay Hallway-to place of coinmcnccmcntand  contaliiinis'ibOncrcKmore or lens.  Nelson, Dec.5th, 1901.  Lands and MlneralClalmtSurreyed  and Crown Granted  P. O. Box 5C��       Office: Kootcnar St. Naltou  SewingMachine. and Pianos  For Rent and for Sale  Old Curiosity Shop, Josephine St. Nelson  sQtoeraDhers I  v& ......  Vancouver and Nelson  BAKER STREET, NELSON,  B. C.  S! BAKER.STREET. NELSON,  B. C. "|  KOT1CE.  In the matter ofan application for a duplicate of n Certificate of Title to 1-oln 7,!), 10,11  and 12. Block 15. I,otR SaiuH. I'.lock 23 and  Lot 12, Block 50. Nelson City, (MnpSCA).  Notice is hi'reb'y jtlvi'ii"tliat It w-my inlen-  li��m tolBsueat the expiration of ono month  from tlic-llnft. p'iiljli>iitli>u hcri!iif:v;duplli-sito  of fhe Certilicate of THl-ito the above mentioned Lots In -the ii:inii" or Ilcnry Jncoby.  which Cortlltaatels dated t he 2Uth day of April.  1892. mid-miinhered 1387.1 v.  '   Lsi'ml-lleirlotry Oftico. Nelson, P..C. '  UStli 1>CC( nilxir, 11MI4.  "11. F. MACljEOp'."'  DlHtriet ltc-jjistrar.  It Pays to Deal with Rutherford  Special Value in Brushes  Hair Brushes, Clothes Brushes, Hair Brushes,  Nail Brushes, Tooth Brushes, Face Brushes, Shaving  Brushes, Strops and Bokar's Razors.  WM. RUTHERFORD, Druggist  ^i  IE.K.STRA  Plumber and Gasfitter  Estimates Given on-General  Plumbing,  Sewer Connections, Etc.  Baker.Street, near. Ward  Street, Nelson.  CO  YEAR8V  EXPERIENCE  ATENTS  nickersonT^K-ST-  U"c only auk one trial lo make you our cu��  trailer. Kim* Watch -Jewelry, Onti'-al and  illyerware repair'.nji and everyllilns in Uie  line. ^ Kcasonable churgra. Work sesst nn  from. <;ut��idc towns will receive the"wunc care  A* U perEondlly dellTered. ��� mfficull repair*  done for other JeTrelexs. .  Trade Marks  Designs  -r,... COPYRICHTS&e  Anyone sending a iketch anil <Je����Tli>tk>n may  qnlckir ascertain onr opinion free whetKer u.  liirention Is probably patentable.   Cotmaunlro-  mnt froa Oldest asencr for *��curtnsj>at��nu.  Patents taken tiiroaah Munn ft Co. r*c*lra  tpeeulnottet. withoutcnafga. inthe  PHONE A214  NIGHT PHONE B214  WARD STREET, NELSON, B. C.  ��� ���     "^ ���.������������������ M_n,ti%+  | rnriiTi nunc fin P��r?  i  Canada Permanent  Mortgage Corporation  Straight Mortgages at 8 per cent,  or Monthly payment System  ^^ __,   _ _ .1*  3 In to-acre blocks, in _20-acre blocks. Improved ranches. ��^  ^ J.-E. Annable, Nelsori, B.C. |  S^s>^^^^^^^i^^^>^i^>^i^^f^^>^^i^^^i4  StilDsoi?i!be fox*  The Economist,  ��i'  is:  I  IP-  V;)  '��   ���  I'  i  s  r  4  ��&�� \y "  -~y'  -^(P****-'-,'^**- SyJ2ff*9*?*l*>l$&  ~~"*~- 1~  i^MiiasajaaaattaaaBw  esskb^bsSS'S:  . ,    , ,,, i_0OHi���  ,y  ft rA"  r/f  1  A  %  ft  ft  n  nfi  Y  I  I  ft  &<  &*  j-  I  !i  r  /  r;r  -r~-���*__���_. _i.,i���:\i: , -  " Vj;.-; ,���'?;"-.'.;    ��/V^'&s����*Ik  fifi?  THE  NELSON  ECONOMIfex  ,  ���  ;.   ��� '"/'-. ' *;'X; /iV-sf  Talking Machines  Edison Phonograpl  The New Edison Moulded  per doz.  erliner ���  Prices, $10, $20, $30, $50.  Records, at 50c each., $5  ma  ones  Prices, $17, $25, $30, $45.  7-inch Records, $6 per doz.    . *  ^BSD-inch Records, $11 per .-doz.  Needles and all supplies sold on the instalment plan.    Write for prices.  Pianos  Heintzinarr Pianos  The  New Scale.Williams Pianos  Do  You  Want  [Your friend to remember you  I forever? If you do, make him  | or her a present of a , _.   .   ,  PARKER  LUClKY CURVE  FOUNTAIN  Cameras  Prices $1.60 to $10. Let 119  Iput one aside for yon.' These  I are the pens you see advertised  I in the magazines. We warrant  1 them as -well as the'maker.  .  Paper  We can. supply your  wants for Fall 'House Cleaning in WALL PAPER and  BURLAP.  ^  Chin aware  A.T SPECIAL PRICES  Wc ])!.-���/ ">nr Piano.. '<>;- L.r.:h, ami ci:sk>m<ei.-> get tbe beuefi  'sub ar.iii!is" v.lio miiat have a "rake oft."  t, as   .yc Lave no     j [iplj      fifjL     {j]p "   \&\ j      |  \   I hoy   Hiu   ING  u*jjt   i  FROM SI T0 S/S  (Not Crockery with the stamp of some well known China oa it)'.-'  NEW GOODS ARRIVING WEEKLY  Reyal   Crown    Derby,   Crown    Vienna,   Haviland  Limoges,     Rcyal     Wo^cslsr..     IT :.:*?,    lilmton    an  ���* jC4WmMM',*''XFv *�����    c r,  op eland's.  MnOUHMMW  -���'" Ir- ���* .'.","*''  - . ;A^j  ''"  ;:A'-&-  * -   o"/^;i  .r     *        '      '      ' "       I  '.���*"' "'"���    I  A   '-*  o   *V  SS  i *  U  8   ^  "~v  __^  W" i, _&.    Jl  **W^L ^dk %ar'$L        3. ,  %-J  S"%< ",  i ti i or *  r  "IS-���^t.  _J     ^>*"  >^  i  g  lo/  *!|'"&  ^  w_*   k   ^  ^atr*'  -S    S        ft  A.  IS  "Erl  *   p  ^ ��3Baas=iiSL^-i^jr��.*:.*^i3^  -���*��-r-rJ��~  fi-.-w-tr-'���  ���* *" ��>_  -i-rr.^  ��M-t^-  -' * ���*�� ^��i<^ 1  ��� fr�������-���*- ^#w��r w .  A great sale of Clothing, Men's Furnishings,  The  quantities are the greatest, the assortment the most  varied and  the Prices the-Lowest of any sale we have held  NEW FALL CLOTHING  20th Century kind, every Garment-has style, character  and splendid  wearing  qualities, which coupled with Always Lowest prices ma*kes interest and to spare for careful buyers.  ���"-Men's-Suits-$7T507$io^oor$r2.o"o7$i"57007$i8;oo and $2o:oo:A-"  SUITS  All sizes, good clolh, strong and durable, and specially tailored, $1.25,  $2.00, $3.00, $4.00, $5.00 and $6.00.  DISTRIBUTORS  OF   HATS  Perfection in   shapes, color  and style.      Prices, $1.00, $2x0, $3.00,  ��� $4.00 and S5.00.  SHOES OF QUALITY AND STYLE  Guaranteed to give  perfect satisfaction. *   The best  possible for the  money."   Felt Slippers at 25c, 35c, 50c. 75c and $1.00  MEN'S FURNISHINGS  Large stock New Fall Styles.      The place where* your dollars bring  thoir value.  BROWN   <Sl   GO.  No Breach of Discipline.  THE colonel was entertainlns-soma  of   his  friends   with   storlea  ot  army life, and the talk turned to  the Inflexibility of orders.   That  reminded the colonel of Tim, Murphy's  case.  ���Murphy had enlisted ln the cavalry  service, aUhougrh he had never been  on a horse in his life. He was taken  out for drill with otter raw recruits under command of a sergeant, and, as  luck would have it, secured one of tha  wbrst-ibuckers in the whole troop.  "Now, my men," said the sergeant ln  addressing.them, "no one is allowed to'  dismount without orders from a superior officer.   Remember that."  Tim wasjio sooner in the saddle-than  he was hurled head over heels throupb  the air, and came down so hard th^*  the breath was almost knocked out ot  him.  '.'Murphy,", shouted the sergeant,  when he "discovered the man spread out  on.the ground, "you dismounted!"  "I did."  "Did 5*m tare orders?"  .**naa��**_ ...  "From headquarters, X suppose?"  with a sneer.  "No, from hindquarters."  "Take him to the guard-house!" ordered the sergeant. ��� Detroit "Free  Press."  Winter Uplands.  rhe frost that stings like ��� flr�� upon my  - cheek, .   - -  The loneliness of'this forsaken ground,  rhe lone  white  drift  upon  whose pow*,  dered peak    -  I sit in the great silence as one bound;,  rhe   rippled   sheet   of  snow   where   the  wind  blew  Across the open fields for miles ahead;  rhe far-off  city  towered   and  roofed  In  blue, ,    -       ..    ',  A tender line .upon tbe western red;  The stars that singly, then In flocks appear, -   ,   -  Like jets of sliver from a violet dome,  So wonderful, so many, and so- near, -  And then the golden moon to^llght ms  home;  The crunching snowshoes and the stinging air.  And silence, frost,- and beauty everywhere,  . ���Lampnzan.  SMOKE  THE   CELEBRATED  BRIAR  PIPES.  ���4^^3  to  UJ  Q.  <  X  </)  o  z  D  <  LU  U  I  ll-  o  O  CO  W. AAThurman  Depot for Briar Pipes, Nelson  Chimney Sweeping  ' Prompt attention given  to all orders for  Chimney Sweeping. , '    ���    .  BentLypnr orders to JoKiD.-DpWJKKS, .gare or  { theOld Curiosity Shop. Jl.eoper chimney.  "-^--Almost the-toughest'thinlg"in_the_"whdre of ^creation is a "pinto" Broncho when he is in  fighting humor. "*-���... _ -  1  Now his hide is just as tought as he is, and that part above his hips and back is the very  ' toughest and most pliable���it is the "Shell."  That is the part used to make the famous "Pinto" Shell Cordovan Mitts and Gloves.  "Wind, rain, tear, rip, scorch and boil proof--almost wear proof:  Made only by  Montreal  Winnipeg  !   R. H. CARLEY, British Columbia Agent  I  LETHBRIDGE COAL  $7.50 Per Ton  Delivered  All orders must be accompanied by cash and should be forwarded  either personally or by mail to the offico of" *      W. P. TIERftEY, GENERAL  *-^-AA  ���(if** ..-- ~,  s��  ���"-il  .xJ*  ���-.."���"iw&i  -"��� '-^il  H .rjlH-^HSl  -  .-    ~\.? intern  - -*>^-%i  ~":ZHm  "' yAm- a  ���A'Ac^&\  \ - A_. ,  ���'���fi  y>?\  r::.-',-.;':t%l  -1       ���.-o-aS^Tj-l  /,���     ''f7<-\  ���   ':' '-aP/I  i-  ���  Ail  ''xf  B* OOOaiKOiUflj
The Treasure or laguna Cave.
HERE a canyon opens oui
half bowl-like to tlu
sea is Laguna, a tiny
place far from a rail-
.road. There the Wen
la terminated on eithci
land by rocks, and on them tlie wild
Pacific rends its breast; or here lies purr-
her viit.
To the rear she saw old Jones   hole in the rock which the falling tide
a  a
ing on warm sand like  a  cat upo
From El Toro the stage came rattling
through the canyon at dusk, and deposited Harrison Batcher and wife nt
ih« largest of those wooden bouses thut
#ac* the beach. On the porch was a sign,
•Ottooms for Rent."
They, an eager young couple, entered
a large living apartment; and Mrs. Mi;*--'
•at there knitting. jn a corner, • beni
oyer a table, whereupon were cards
which told the hours of high) and low
ilde, sat a very old man.
"Here wo are againl" cried Jennie
Hatcher. "Just as last year, and tc.u1;
tor another vacation. vIlow is the cil'_
of abalones."
She gave Mrs. Miggs an enthusiastic
"You  sec,"   said  Ratcher,   "we're   sc
creeping out of the house with his eye   had
fastened on her.
"Harrison," she, whispered,, where Mr.
Ratcher  stood  poised    911 a  crag, and:
hugged.-him in the sight of gossiping seagulls, "that old thing yonder—he's fooling im.   I see right through him.   Ugh!
See hi$ bad eye!   I know that there must
be oodles of abalonea under those southern rocks, and 'what that old specimen
says' is intended to deceive.    I'm going
to slip down and go to that very place.'1
And she rubbed her nose on Mr. Rateller's chock, as though she were wliettinj
it, then, charged down jagged places to
ihe sea.   When she was hid down thevo
she crept southward to the spot where
the   rocks  end   and   the   beach   begins.
Away across the sand she flew.
Yonder across the  gap  the  southern
Tocks rose, and Ratcher saw her disappear among  them;   then   perceived  old
Jones, fifty yards behind him, stare, wag   louna^ .
his head, and grow agitated.   Of a sud-   open, it
den, down over the rocks and out across   it, and
id partially disclosed.
"A cave!" carolled Mrs. Ratcher, and
waded in water nearly to her neck, only
to return in glee and send Ratcher for
a candle. Ratcher was hack in a minute
with that arti-.le.
"Old Jones Is in a horrible way," said
Ratcher.    "Yelling   at   the   top'of  his I
voice that he will die.   Just screeching |
it!" '
"I don't believe him,"    odd    Jennie.-
"Here goes."
And they floundered in. This cave was
short, and led up out of water to the |
center of those rocks, and there stopped.
It  was an ugly place, with scarcely la |
thing worth seeing.
"Shoot," said Jenniej "who cared foi I
a stupid old cave." •.■'■■' I
"What's this." cried Ratcher, holding'
tho candle   to  a   rock.    She  came - and
found  a little lead  box,  and  tried  to
It would not open.   She lifted |
bit  tbe  elasp with her  teeth;
the sand to the south, queer Jones, with literally chewed the clasp off.   Oh, Jen-
rickety haste, eyes ablaze, wont toddling, nie was somewhat of a wonder.
And Ratcher sat down on the rocks ami A fan in the narrative, like a nick In
shook with laughter, but later followed nn
1    'glad to get out of Los Angeles and th<
_ o«turio store,'that we want to jump right
into   the  sea.    We'll   gather   abalone=.
The  demand   for  shells  is  big  at   tin
Plump, placid Mrs. Miggs  pointed   1
thumb to her jpile of abalone shells un
fler a window.   She had sharks' cjzgs ii
■*• bowl, starfish  on: the wall, and  bar
Bacles and things all over the house.
"See," she said, "how many old Mi
Jones has got for me."
■'    Old Jones was mumbling in his beard
"9.43 a.m., December the third.    Lowes.
tn sixty-two years.   Two more days."
* Some of the  shells had been ground
■nd flowed with the light and coloring
".that have made California ahelU famuu-
"11 they are ao plentiful." cri°d Jennie
"we can make our vacation expenses on'
of abalones.    Oh, Mrs. Miggs,^ how  w-
have  slaved!     And  poor  Harrison   hul
__.   lick!    We are building up a trade; am
, in a few years, maybe, we shall be ou'
oi debt!"
'.-.'""■'Old Jones here arose and faced Jcnni.-1
irho was a picture of optimism am
health. There was a wide smile on hi
countenance, which was haggard am
"Come here!" said Jones, and toddle'
to,a window. The Ratchers stared on
"where he pointed. "Higjvoice was ltk
the rustling of damp papers. "Dow
that way there ain't none." vlIo swep
_[       fcislhand,tp the south.   His eye on then
Trayl"   He swept*his dg.tv"\"i^LZ      '.'"•
north.   ,
■   -,   "t>h, thanks!" said Jennie, inclined i
•dge away  from  him.      And    Ratchc
.laiifT^'e^ \s_~ b333 gTJLii'-'uJo
-. - tion.
"How oM arc yoj"' •_,.<>v.'
"Oh, don't ycl'i,'' «. " ion
five.    Til po  to bed.'
Ifo TTj7n')bjl, inu  went ir; t'io El
'His old hny ' v. ohhied.   lie ■   ij -uy i;i_
bimsolf: -'0.-43, Ueeeinbor the third: Low
;    ..  cii^iL-'d;   i.o.v  li!--  head   ii!.')
p^Tid;  no*,   his  withered   irtinic;   no<
his  rickety  1^=.    Tl'cy  Ivanl  l.h Sod
tilij, soft" aid  ntrangc,  ilon* an  upp-'
S..A.I   Old Jone3 bad left a chill b«'iind.
"Who i<j that peculiar person?" Jri'i*
whispsmd to Mr-*. »I5gS3.
"Socis il<3  ^uior." v.j* tin1 Mig'jr" r<
•-lv     "He ra.i.t. two*yp-.io a 30, .1.111   .   >
iiiu. aoeiueu  to  be  watching  for  some*
J    thing that didn't, occur; and then of r
sadden he dropped out of'sight,
•go here he was .again, todulin,
Next day the winter "sun was warm
Mrs. Ratcher was an inspiring thing ii
ber bathing suit, running down over th-
ssnd like-an antelope, more health if
her than in'three ordinary men. Ancl
into the eea she plunged shouting, hei
Jolly, big, hollow-cnested husband aftei
TiVhen they emerged, yonder was oh"
Jones gazing at them through a window
"He makes me cold," shuddered Jen
Jennie, making  flying leaps  over
credible gulfs between rocks, was finding
quantities of abalones.
"That shameless old codger!" cried she,
and stood gazing round at the wild spot
wherein 'she found herself, or sticking
her toe into the sea-anemones to see
them shut up round it and squirt. Then
she felt a chill, and turned quickly to
look up. Oyer a rock that hung above
her, projected the ragged head of Jones,
twclvo feet distant, against the unfathomable California sky.
"Mercy 1 Get away," said Mrs. Ratcher.
"Say,   como   out,"   rustled ='old  Jones.
Ilia  countenance: had   a; dreadful look.
gap in the narrative, like
—  old blue  soup-plate:    The Ratchers
have prohibited the disclosure of the nature of that treasure.   But it was splendid!
They stared at those things;  and at
each other.
"Golly," said Jennie; "we'll just take
these, thank you."
"But here's a papor," he said.
_ "Let's get out, the tide will get us!"
'cried Mrs.' Ratcher. They looked the
old hole pretty well over first, and thcr.
waded out in the water up to her glowing neck. Outside,' they sat. and read
the paper, she stowing those splendid
things somewhere in the neighborhood
of her bosom.   Here are the contents:
These things
All Winter Goods nrust he sold to make room for Spring G-oods, and' in order to sell them
special reductions will be made in the prioe of everything, in many cases amounting to 50 per
cent. ■      - ' , _
-   "Keep out. • Git away-.
is- charmed.    The  devil will foiler him
"CornVnorth/aiong of me, lo where your   *«. « takes I stole these here things--me
husband is.   I'll tell you-about Dana."   , and Bill when we went to get hides from
J a Mexican named Juan Carnllado... we
Ladies' Winter Jackets
only a lew left, all this season's goods, colors black,
fawn and fancy mixed tloths, regular prices $S.oo, reduced to $4..oo. Regular $10.00 reduced to $5.oo.
Regular $12.00 reduced to $6 00. Regular $15.00 reduced to $7.50. Regular $25.00 reduced to $12.50.
Only half a dozen children's coats left; regular prices
$6.50 to $9.00, your choice at $3.50 to clear.
Ladies' Winter,Skirts
in black, navy, light' and dark greys and fancy ltiix-
turrs. See our $5.50 skirts, just the thing for this
wet, dirtp weather, in length 38 lo 52.—A fine range
of .latclies' fancy trimmed skirts at greatly reduced
Ladies' Shirt Waists.
in lustre and flannel, only about one dozen left ;
regular prices $2.50 to $3.00, reduced to $1.00 each.
French Flannels
suitable for ladies'and misses'blouses, in j>lain   and
fancy colors, all at 40 cents per yard.
the old
"About what?"
"I  sailed  with  Dana,"   cried
man,  hoarsely, over; the  rock.
Richard   Henry   Da.na   in   the
away  back  in the  thirties.    You  read
'Two. Years' Before the Mast'T"
"Oh, surely.!" cried Mrs. Ratcher, making fcueh a jump to the ah ore that Jones
rubbed hi3 eyes.
"Come away; I'll show yoiL where we' *ruiu
threw thc hides down," he said ' lada
"Hurrah!"   cried   """       ****  ' "
sprinted on the sa _
"What do you think!    This, old exhibit
was with Dana."
The exhibit came toddling along.
"Here," he mumbled, excited, pulling
them by tho clothes. "You can't see thc
place  unless   you   come    away
were getting them hid in'the ship when
Dana found it out. Dana made a row
he.says if we didn't take them back he'd
do it. We thought he was going to give
us away, and when the tide was low wc
come and hid them in this, bereave
what Bill found when he went huntin'
abalones with the cook. . .. .-;■ Wi
told Dana we took thombaek to* Carril
•The ship sail to-night but she'll
own," he said.       -       j ™---  ,--- —; t  — .  -     -. _, .,
J   Mrs    Ratcher-   and ■ "e °acIc ^ere in a month and me and the
ands to meet Ra'tcher. i devi'3 win Slf; you.   Hands of!    This ^
.--i.i    rm,.„ „i,v PVi,ii,iijto warn anybody that.finds these hen-
things that-they are charmed and th'.-
devil will eternal foller him who takes.'
.     r- -           _.*.	
to   thc
'^/W-Vrrrr^Mhl make pretty fair.tini')
'1 Ratcher.
.   "Nine*".
Old Jones c"b\~ _
himself when he haa a mifil t.o
Ratchsr a Uh laugh ing, to Jul
c;u£f, u'ld ahf isit him on thf ha
it lui all Italic to'.Tor" 3. ''*
jlood  out   on  his \,r-i.v.
When they canic ii> 0\". <i"ur
nortnern   roeks,. '^
.i,! ."'.-puUted inifior the «r ur
md 1 ainted lo a distant cl'T
•Yonder."   h".   siid,  "we   »r
x 'io  shi'.J
was  g.
>*d dH-
.    Uul
A .he
They sat and pondered for some-time
"That knocks the bottom out of it,"
said Jennie.   "We'll have to hunt Juai
and turn them over."
J "Boubtless he's dead," said Ratcher.
"Why,- there'll  b»  some, 'thihlveri'   0
•i«hipthins».    Why, ilurti   au, you would
n't steal!'"
"I never hav0 yql." anorVi-'l'.r?<ifcher.
Tl'ty hurried back to 3tra. iljggs's,
"Ilow't, JonnsV  xuci   c'.ti
' Odd," she snid, ooji
'Oh,'    thoy   rqmrti     • Ti,'    o'   »oUi«
'V- r.'oodv ^^ \i -1     a, hi
1     Vo---    lu   1-  ts
ne   ,,,1"'    y>
ii rf'
linn. '!'
1 .'i
•very flip    WM!
. rii.iiti was <■
'■iijisti.ino,  I'i
.n-H>ion up .iiia <ao'>vii the eoa t
'J'i.   me     «Vueer  days.     T' r
•j ."h ri'i"     At San Jim'
ii.d  n,.ic 1..  ,iiiL.iu,  .
'on vonucr
i,!_I   W   ti'i I1>
A week
;yA \
. /yt. A.*_
??_'£. Zlrtf7i?.lf,l
. Then Jones's peculiar head was thru?
«ar out over the roof of Mrs. Miggs'
porch, and while the haggard fac<
•miled widely bland, the head waggr<
three times to the north. Jones shut out
eye as ,ho wagged.
"Horrors!   what    does    the   creatur
meant" said she.
But Ratcher roared with merriment.
' "He means to hunt to tho north.   11
eaid that there are no abalones to th
"Mercy! let's do it, and get out of hi
sight," she said,; and went skimming lh
?and and leaping the rocks, he after, i
he search for abalones.
After  an  hour,   when   she  h.id  ben
felled by a billow, sue poked her glow
ing head up through its cre-yt and—br
hold!  the eye of old Jones.    Old Jonc-
,was seated on a crag seventy feet high
/'Horrors!" she said j "look ut liim."
Ratcher paused with a mammoth ye!
low abalone in bis hand, and stood ii-
fcur feet of water, gazing up as thoitgi
'Jones had been a.comet. Old Jones's hor
rible head was thrust out further ovei
the uneven  edge   of   his  precipice,  am'
wagged three times, majestic, yet ghnst
ly, to the north.   He ahut one eye us h<
'"•• "What a lugubrious mortal!" 3aid sho.
That night old  Jones seemed  feebler
'. as he sat in Mrs.; Miggs's house, mumbling over his tide-cards.    Now and then
ihis old eye gazed at Jennie, suspicion'
and uneasy.      Sho    was so  alarmingly
healthy,  no" wonder  she got'upon   thi
-nerves of anybody co near his grave a?
...old Jones.    Mrs.  Miggs   was   stringing
"limpet    shells  from   thc    hanging-lamp
__»Mrg. Miggs had  big, red  erawlsh  in a
~*-~pan.    Old Jones went up  to bed  in  a
'ramshackle way;   his head disappeared;
- bis   trunk;   his   loga.    They   hejrd   hi?
rustling footfalls grow faint iu the hall
' above.
The walls of that house were vrrj
thin. In thc night, Jennie lutein.-)
awoke from her vigorous'sleep with a
.sense of queerness. But all she hen re
was old Jones in a distaut room mumble
and ramble in wakefulness, and 3jy:
"Two more days. Oh, mc."
?: Had Mrs. Ratcher not bpen one oT tin
most extraordinarily healthy ivomor
that ever drew breath, she would h.iw
slept no more. But she did sleep—
shades! how Mrs. Harrison Ratchu
eouhl sleep 1
The following afternoon, again in bath
"ing suit and gamboling beyond all wa
—.-' a_.- urnrrfc over the rocks with ho
..ilnc^i! many, . '     lnriii.ht
•X_\ citIkJ   nn   tn-"       ""•"'- ,    . .
.."'...! , !""•'■  !lics'     - -"j   ,l
,„   '       v    l'1-*    '<i   i'a.       l ' <,   J.V.'.      ""'"   »'g"
11 ine middle of that eliil they let Pann
lown  by  a  rope  for  one  that    stucK
Seems  yesterday.    Dana   was   a  bn^e
.triplin', but he had a mean streak.
"What?" cried Jennie, rebelling. #"
"Yes," said Jones, "he done me dirt.
The  old  man    would'  say  no  more
.Vatchful,   feeble,   he   clung   to  Ra"tch*-,r
ind  wife  all  day  like  a  leech.    The.
"reed to go south  no  more till  the.i
.?uld do it secretly.   They felt sorry fo'
lie wobbling old  codger.
At night Mrs. Ratcher ate dozens o
lices of bacon, not to mention eggs.
"Oh, Mrs. Miggs!" she whispered,
_.now _we _can_pay_for_o_u^jya_catiqn wit_
balones.   The sea is so good for Harn
• ml    In three years we will be out c
'ebt, and maybe build a house of ou
u      ie 11
V ho  r>    ,.il'     0
,1   igrcit   of   tl
.. Li.   I    1 'i     1 1,   ,11 • ~,   '..li    '.£ '
'   vcCr   i s=  ci 1 in,  n.     Hum'     1
1 iuim>, his grii c upou a lun'
On a ffiij d, y, ;\lr. mil Mr       ^ilI'
\   ned    1   >M c«!..i'  pry c* oji1 Jinn (
lotraro, accon parted by a pr.- *
'I  "      irom, * said  the  prie->t,    .uu
• ' i"! i'.e dust upon ,1 sLuuc. "t     .  ..
wi of Liic.Curriiiados Tics here."
They   looked;   they  could  just
ut: 1
•^ -   • • -
Thirty Days Removal Sale
General Reductioh in All Lines
J'stf   _5* "7 "**?,^>>  ^
■ ni.vj'
* S(i-"A
And Jennie, having an uncontrollabl
oision of a possible house of her ow:
...ud, slowly, with scandalous levity rt-
'pressed: *'R.—I.—IM"—San Francwc
l 'Argonaut."
Notice Is lierLbv,glveui. In nceordancc wltlv.
the BtHtutfb, tlmt.I'rovlncinl Kuvenue Tax, nnd
all tu-sesued tuxes'and. Income lax.asscFgcd
and levied under tlio "Assess men I. Act, 1003,'"
for the Nelson-Assessment 'District, are due
aiidpiiynblc fi-r liic -yi-ar ir05,«t'my ollice,
ill us to at Hit- (.'nut House, Ni'lson.
This notice, in lernis of law, Is equivalent
to a personal cU muml by me upon all peisons
liable for taxes.     p .—
Dated nt Nelson, It! C, tbis third day of January, 1905.
RomvA. Kknwick,
Atisessor  and Collector Kelson  Assessment
District i .     ••   -
The "Popular
■ ivn."
And Mrsi Miggs rattled a new kin.'
■ f clams that she had in her pockctj and-
.nighed her easy laugh.
Jennie .'slept like a top, an extraordin
>ry, a miraculous, slumber, till- 2 a.m
Vnd then up she woke of a sudden a?
liough she meant business for certain.
-I'.e heard a rustling outside her door
Vh—to be sure.   Jiut two things in thi
vorld rustled like that: old Joncs/s feet.
-lhe was going to see, was .Mrs.. Ratcher.
md creeping to the door, opened it n
-rack.   At the end of a corridor was r
^.iblo window over the sea, and through
it moonshine fell.    She came close, anil
found Jones with his head sticking oni
ia thc moonshine, staring at the Pacific.
Fte seemed to be crazy and in pain.   51e
wept piteously.
"I will not live to find it," he said.   "I
ira  dead.    Oh,  the  tides!    You  white
lunatic moon, you make them.    I see
the  'Pilgrim'  now.    Captain,  we'll  get
■them down.   Oh, captain, don't flog mc
•io more, I'm old.   I never done no harm
to you.   Don't beat mc no mere.   I can't
•ice where the place is in the rocks; it
■    .i.-i  .,• ,: n,_ t!,i„ i,„. „_,„..
Here lies Luke Longpenne,. the dis-
tlnrulshed historical noyellst, who died
at the age of eleven years In the full
height of his fame, (three weeks after
the  publication    of    his   first book.—
"Life."   .
■i     ■.      ■> «
On a Dog.
"They're thinking now of reversing
the usual process, and first trying
plays in New'Tork before taking them
out on the road."' "What's the Idea?"
"Well, If a play succeeds in New York,
the rest of the country will know it'i
Monday, J#:9 to vi
and his company.
A Matter of Contrast
"Give an example of how heat expands and cold contracte." "In the
summer the days are long; In the winter they are short."—"Judge."
Ilia Honour the Lieutenant-Governor In
Council hsib been pleased to appoint llic lion.
I-1. Carter Cotton, President oi the Executive
Council, the - Hon.'; K. G. Tatlow, Minister of
finance, David Hussell Kex:, of the City of
Victoria, Esquire; and Johannes Buntzeu, of
the'City of-Vancouver, Esquire, to be Com-
ni'ssloners under the "Public Inquiries Act"
for the purpose of unquirinc: inlo and reporting upon the operation of the ''Asiet-Hincnt
Aet,-.19U3;" wltli respect to its practical bearings., on .the'financial requirements 'of the
The i-uld Commissioners will hold their first
mc-eting..jit the ollice ol the Minister of Pl-
nnnee.ion Tuesday, the lOtli dny of Jammry,
I MO. at lOsi. in., of wliiiih nil persons Interested
are licreby to tuke, notice uud govern themselves accordingly.
Provincial Secretary.'* Ortice,
29tli December, 1904.
GOOD r BICES— .   -
277 scats at 60o"    /) - ■        - '
-    -, „ .       , y -Reserved
223 seats at 3Sc c;_ )   *
125 seats at 25e..G*lIery*.
None higher. /
On sale Saturday niornTng at the  Opera
House.   Tolcphone 188.N
was in that direction; tho tide has never
heen low enough.    These modern houses
bother me.    Cut it will be low enough. - £Td*to" the~a
have been to-n>ght?* „It ls only ,
we have Ave boys,
Whv couldn't it 1
He put his head down and '"sobbed.
Jennie Ratcher picked him right up and
bundled liim to bed; just hustled him
right along. Then she slept like a top
till ten minutes of eight, and Mrs.
Miggs's hum rose through the whole
house on the breezy wings of the morning.
This day Jones was, too feeble to get
up,_ a fact which crazed him the more;
when they' weiit out to hunt for abalones they left him raving. Mrs. Miggs,
scared, was sending" od for the doctor.
"I'm going right where he said not to
go," said Jennie. "There's some mystery
about that. Anyhow, there are oodles
of abalones."
They went, freo of old Jones and his
eye at last. Everybody in Laguna had
remarked on the tide to-day, lowest in:
Bixty-two j'ears, wiien Mrs. Ratcher
plunged into the sea under the southern
rocks. It enabled one to hunt abalones
to tlie best advantage, and the. sea'was
as smooth as a new Los Angeles cement
Changed Her Mind.
Th- ' ouse was "handy to the street
car line" and In good repair, there w«r«
the proper number of closets and th«
rental was reasonable, but before coming to terms the house-hunting matron
fair for me to 'ell you that
"That won't make any difference,
Wia'am," he said, with a smile... "You
will find big families of boys on both
Bides of you."
• "Oh, then I don't wantthe htois* at
nil'" *ho-exclaimed. "I-.want to. flnfl a
neighborhood where then won't be an}
bo>a uut nilne!"
At ia.'-t accounts sbe waa sUll hunt*
Is the Nercl Dying?
Bcl«nv:e and the stern reality of lift
are bound to destroy the novel. 'It 1*
out of harmony with, the scientific anil
materialistic-" spirit of the , age. The
more Industrial and strenuous a- nation
Is,. the fewer novelists has she; only
the backward, the passive, the visionary-peoples produce great novelists.
The fable, tho national tale, the folksong, have died. Why not the novelf
It, too, la subject to the law of evolution.   It has seen Its acme. Its highest
Corporation ofthe City of Kelson
Electric light  ratcB for the month of Dec.
are now due nnd  payable  at tbe  City of-
llces.    If raid on   or beforo   the  15th Jan.
'liscountof 10 percent will bo allowed.
Keltfou. Jan. 2,1905.
By order,
Citv Clerk.
Lowest Rates
Best Time
We Print
Corporation of the City of Kelson
Water Rates Notice
Wntor rates for the'.qr-arter ending March
3li,1905, arc duo and ■ payable at the city of-
tlceK. If paid on or heforo the 15th of January thc f»l!owinfj rebates will be allowed:
For one qunrtdT, 10 pt-r <ent; for two quarters, 1'2V_ per cunt; for tlirce-qliarters, 15 per
cent; for the year, 20 per cent.
By order.
City Clerk.-
'Nelson. January 2,1905.
Toronto,  Montreal, New .York, Maritime'
Provinces, New England.
Victoria, "Seattle,    California
Letter-Heads, A
Bill Heads", -
Satements,^-. \
Note Heaas,,^ "f.
Envelopes, -
Dodgers,.. , A>
Etc., Etc.
Complete Stock of Stationey;
Orders by Mail Receive Prompt Attention.
ioa, aha went over tho rocks with
"Mercy me!" cried ahe. "What's thist"   point, and £ on toe derflne^'Novow
Tnlte notice that'I Intend to npnly to the
Cii'ef Commissioner -of 1 ands nnd Works for
p rmiislon to purchase' the land hereinafter
m-mimed und that- such application
will be" made sixty da'ys from the
dute hereof. • The-' . land mentioned
i<   as    ftlli'»WK!      Sluintod   oii   the   North
hore of .Kootenuy Rlv-f.r.. Description of
boundarles'^of land : Commencing..'at: the
South West corner pout of Loi 605. thence in a
Northerly direction. 2u chain», ihcnce in a
Westerly diEcction'«0 chainn, thence in a
Southerly direction to North bank of Kootenay River; thence along water front to point
of commencement.
Kelson. B. C, January 7 th, 1905.
tJnequalled Passenger Servicej:.: Standard
and Tourist Kleeperg, Coaches and, Dlniu_;
West.—Lv. Revelstoke Monday, Wednesday,
Thursday, Saturday, for Seattle and
rast.—I-v. Dunmore Junction for Toronto Wed. and Sun~ For Monlr--ul,
Monday and Friday.   For Boston, Frl.
1 hrougli booklnf. s to and /rom Gr.a'., Britain and thc continent.   -
Auction Sale To-im.<
AtTRe AUCTION MART       ' ;"
Auction Sales promptly attended! to in any part of British Columbia. -
For rates: fdfifirs ana tickets, apply to-local
agents, or to  >;'-. ~- '
*    '. A'-.-
J.B.CABTER; Y: i.   . E.J.COYI-E.
Btat-Paa^^Aaah^'-i?'-.      A.O. P.A.
Ke£5o^Eft^--s - " VancoaTar
-Builder and
Estimates given .on stone, brick
and woodwork.
Brick and Lime for Sale


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