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 \ ���?  '������:'-'''>.V'*%"j;'iSEI  /*^>*W"'����^"'\  V.  OEC 27 3.005      5j  ��/,',  VOLUME IX.  NELSON, B. 0.,;SAWRD|Y, DECEMBER 23,.19.05,  THEAKCTIC  CIRCLE MAIL  Just Sent  Out on  the Most  Desolate Postal Route.  The annual mail for theArctic circle  points within the Dominion of Canada  faasjustJj.een dispatched via Edmonton. * Letters only aro carried and  these are limited to one ounce iii  weight,5 as the en tire bulk of the packet  when it leaves Edmonton must come  within 300 pounds. .   . - .  Registered  letters have the prefer-"  ence,  although they are-riot assured  of delivery if late, and other letters are  taken in the order of the dates of mailing.   The route is not only the longest  y. mail circuit to'the world, but fur and  :   away  the  most desolate   and   most  A difficult.    '.. "���'".'."-  For the two-cent stamp wh ich decorates the corner of the envelope the  letter will be carried in some cases from  the extremes of South Africa, Australia  .',. or India, and it will probably be necessary to have the carriers go five or six  hundred miles into a frozen, forbiding  .; wilderness, the Government expend-  o ing upon the redemption of the con-'  '*"��� tract of the stamp very many thousand  times what it receives while the carrier must $ght single banded with  savage nature. His life and the safety  of the precious packet entrusted to him  .are at all timesi in the hazard. .',...  "/..- This is the first year in which the  Post Office Department of Canada has  assumed the delivery of mail in the.  extreme north, the Hudson's Bay  Company heretofore carrying messages  to and from the Arctic and sub-Arrtic  country, Increases in the numbers of  trappers, missibniaries, prospectors,  settlers and policemen in the extreme  north explain tiie taking over of  responsibilty by the Postmaster-General of.Canada. -Ay';..'' ''.'-:  ��� '��� ;The mail is divided into'two'.-packets'  at Edmonton, one for points between  Lac la Biche and Forfc^Resolution aiid  the other for the straggling outposts of  empire as faras Fort Macphe'rspn, the  most northerly depot even of the Hud-  son's^Bay Company, 150 miles .within  the Arctic circle, where the year is  divided into a single day and night.  The Lac la Biche mail goes by horse  only   120  miles   out   of   Edmonton.  ,o Thence forward the dog and the deer  are the carrier's subordinates.    r��)eliy-  r eries; are   madeV ait  Fort  MeMurray,  ���Fort  Chippewan, Smith's   Landing"  .'Fort  Resolution,   Hay    Biver.    I^ort  >.,, Providence, Fort Simpson, Fort Wrig-  a ley. Fort Norman, Fort Good Hope  and Fort Macpherson.   From Edmon-  '*" ton to Fpr,t Maepberson is .1,800 rriilss,  ��� arid the "_aaTl arrives at the "fort in  "\ April���if it has no exceptional delays.  v    Besides tbe packets just despatched,  ->-there are sevejalj other^���{��ackets.-gpi��)ga  to the horthland within the next week  orso, so that all the posts will receive  at least a-. early mail. There isa mail  made up at Prince Albert that goes as  far as; the bead^ of Reindeer Lake, at  the edge of the greit Barren ijands.. ���  .The York Factory packet runs"to the  far nortli via Lake ^Winnipeg and,Nel-  son River.'    _"he Moose packet ismade  up at: Matawa and goes via  Abitibi  .. River: ;.'."._.  ' The carriers for the east' and west  stiores of the great bay sometimes meet  at tlje southern ."ports on the shores.of  the bay. the meetings being made the  occasion of short but hearty jolific-  ntions. Then each passes on hia wny.  Although letters for the winter  packets are limited to an ounce in  weight, there may be rr.ucb news compressed by thevjudicious. -Very.thin  ���paper as a rule is used and. cross  ���'..--Written. '*..'...  '.   Everything is news to the people of  ��� the Barren Lands,, and the same may  "be said of the greater part of the forts.  It doesn't matter if the news is late.  Jt is read, in sequence, and so what's  the difference if it did', happen six  months or a year earlier? The clock is  simply turned back.  . Ne��spapers arid.packages are carried  7 to the.north on the annual steamers of  the Hudson's Bay Company up the  Mackenzie River in the summer. Of  course, letters are silso carried, but the  newspapers conveying the tidings of  the world are treasured as fine jewels.  The war in Manchuria, the revolution in Russia, the great disasters of  the last six or ten months, all will be  news to the north land when other  parts of the world have forgotten them.  And the people of the north claim a  distinct . advantage, even over tlie  people of the supposedly more favored  lands. They never have to wade  through a mass of uninterestiug and  in lecisive matter for the facts of the,  story..  The main facts are all tliey get, and,  thay must piece out the rest; and unless they are so fortunate as to have o  large consignment of papers they are  enabled to settle all details as their  wishes and imaginations ordain.  M'BEIDE  ,*,   WANTS TERMS"  Says British Columbia is not  -Getting a Square Deal.  Hon. Richard McBride,' Premier of  British Columbia, was at tlie-King  Edward, Toronto, last week."     .  His chief mission east was ;to get  some assurance from the Dominion  Government that thi* province would  get better terms.  . :    . ���-        , ,i h- a. .       ��� . -/-  "You may say that an* election will  take place in. due course. I take strong  objection" he said to the Toronto Telegram "to the treatment of the province by the Marine and Fisheries Department. In the other provinces the  Dominion has, in accordance with the  B. N. A. Act, built the wharves ou all  navigaole waters. In British Columbia they have all been built by the  province, save a few exceptions. Iu  the .Maritime Provinces the cos-t of  maintaining the fisheries has been  borne by the Dominion, while British.  Columbia has had to protect and  propagate its own fisheries. , We have  received about 25 cents for every dollar  paid by us as fisheries revenue to the  Dbmiuion."  NUMBEK 24  EVENTS AND  GOSSIP  Things Talked of During the  . '��� Week-in Nelson.  It was announced thisafternoon that  Mr. Gillett would have a full ticket in  the field, composed of prominent business men.  In Fraternity Hall last evening the  machinists held their annual ball, and  it was wellattended. Its success was  greatly due to the efforts of a committee  composed of the ��������� following: S. R. McLean, chairman; TV M'paehein, treasurer; F. Mileson; secretary ; G. Beavo,  A. Robinson and G.Mortimer.  . The Liberal leaders.of British Columbia met in Victoria, j'esterday and  decided to get ready for the Provincial  election. The Liberal prophets believe  an;election.;will .take place during the  summer while the Conservatives are of  the; opinion .that there will not be an  election within one .year'.or eighteen  months.     ; ' .���'��� ' .- ���    ;  Hon. Mr. McBride spent Tuesday  night in Nelson, arid left for the coast  Wednesday. While here he met his  friends and,discussed with .them var  ious matters of importance to the'Con-  servative party. He was pleased'- with  the result of his visit to Ottawa and  expressed Jhe^belief^thatithe^fortunes-  r   -      '.I '!        "     ' '   '. ,," ���-.,.. ., -��� I  of lhe Conservative partynre improving  everywhere. .  Early this year it was anticipated  confidently that the boundary mines  in 1905 "uould pass the million ton  mark in ore output, but. when the  Brooklyn group closed jit May'on account ofthe trouble of the Montreal ��fc  Boston^ Consolidated, the certainty of  this was less bright. Since the Brooklyn group, however, sturted shipping  in November, being worked by the  Dominion Copper Co., Ltd., and the  Granby Co. is outputting now from  65,000 to 75,000 tons of ore monthly,  tlie 1905 output may pass one million  tons for the calendar year 1905, if no  unforeseen contingencies occur in the  next two weeks, total now being over  880,000 tons aud running over 3,000  tons daily.-.-Phoenix Pioneer.  . An old hotelkeeper up 'country, had  many quaint'theories. O e of his odd  conceits was.tbat all human beings will  come back to earth in exactly 10,000  years, and that they will duplicate in  their reappearance every act and word  of their prior existence. This was his  pet hobby, and the old man would  expound it to every guest. On one  occasion a couple, of strangers whom he  had entertained over -flight and' who  hud listened io his'10,000 year formula,  when starting away in the morning,  owned up that they were dead broke  and could not pay, but one of them  remarked that it did not matter, for at  the end of a hundred centuries they  would call that way again, a_d as he  would be keeping the same house they  would cttncel their indebtedness. '.'No,  you won't get off with that dodge,"  spoke up the landloid. "I anion to you  sharpers. You are the same pair of  swindlers that beat me out of a hotel  bill 10,000 years ago, and you can't  work that racket on me again."  The Hon. Richard M< Bride, Premier of British  Columbia, is being made the target for ull the abuse  of the Liberals in tho press aud on the platform.  To much of it he has not condescended to reply,  and has porhapsacted wisely.   Actions speak louder  than words.    Two facts,   that he is'tho trusted  leader of the majority in the Province, and that his  regime hus been marked by a general revival of in-  dustry and prosperity, are of themselves perhap-i  i *  sufiicient'answers to those who deny his ability.   -  *  But it isa maxim with a certain class of politicians'  that if enough mud be thrown some will stick, and  Mr. McBride's opponents are determined appar--  ently to throw enough. Therefore it may become  the duty of the Premier's friends and admirers to  expose the fulseness'of the statements made, and  the fallacy of the arguments,based upon tbelri. .   -  One feature of the general attack is almost comic  in" its thoroughness. The same papersand even the  same speakers have represented the premier at one.  time as a leader by accident, >yith no principles, no-  political, convictions and lid stability of purpose,  the prey of every random influence; at another  time, he is painted as a subtle deceiver, tbe master  villain whoprrrniscs all things, grants nothing,'  and cleverly plays section ajainst.section to keep  control in his own hands. ' ''  : Obviously both charges cannot be true. Merely-  as political tactics, leaving the consideration of truth  aside, as indeed the}r do, it would pay the Pretrjf-  ier's censors to decide definitely whether he isio  be cast iu their play as a fool or,a knave. It is too"  heavy a draft on the credulity of the public to be  asked at the same time to feel contempt for him as  a puppet and indignation against hiin as- a-wily  dissembler. . .  Some such conviction seems to be dawning on a  few of tlie critics. The fact that all the attack js  concentrated upon the Premier;'is.itself a recognition of him as the master of the 'administration,  and the guide aud leader of his party, us no Premier, of the Province has been since the retirement of  Theodore..Davie, except Mr. Joseph Martin, who  was his own cabinet and his own party.  Possibly as the greater consistency of such a  course is gradually recognized  by the lesser lights  ^nip_ng���th_e___crUics,Jhe_charge,.oLiduplicity-will==be-  the only one preferred, ar.d the silly suggestion  of incompetence will be dropped. ���  But Mr. McBride's whole political career, which  so far covers only seven j'ea rs and a half, i.s a full  and sufficient disproof.of the charge of lack of  principle, as a brief review will shbw.     ���*      ;.  In 1898 the intrusion of Joseph Martin into British Columbia politics raided the question of party  lines. Kichard McBiide was- one of the few who  declared that he stood as a Conservative and that  he wa" in favor of party lines in Provincial politics  on tlie ground that they made ministers and pri-  vute members more directly responsible to those  who elected them. On that plutform he was  elected.  . The Semlin Government which was formed after  the confusion resulting from a drawn .battle at the  polls, was not a Liberal one in spite of Mr.' Martin's  oper. efforts to make it so. ��� Mr. McBride might  without inconsistency have joined that Government, as several others did, who had been elected  to oppose it. But because he disapproved of its  programme he remained in opposition.  After a brief and not brilliant career the Semlin  administration died of internal dissension, aud  Joseph Martin went to the country with a.platform  so startling, and a cabinet so bizarre, that all parties, to their credit, united to oppose it and restore  the public credit.  The result of the elections of 1900 was a decisive  majority against Martiuism, but the majority had  little other bond of union. Some com promise polity* had to be framed on which a sufficient majority  could agree, that the public affairs of the Province  might be curried on without theJ.urinoil of another  chaotic campaign.       . .     . .   .  It is now generally known that it was due not to  James Dunsmuir but to Richard McBride that such '  a compromise was effected and a government was  formed which provided for the necessities of the  r'  ^day, and did in some measure rehabilitate the Pro-.,  vince for a time. . '"���'���'  The next notable act ofthe Premier is. unique in  the history of British Columbia at least for, many  years. - Because Premier Dunsmuir proposed an al"  -lianee with'��� member of the' Martin party, he resigned office, refusing his approval of a tompro-  mise with what, the Province had emphatically  condemned. That" can hardly be described/as the  actofau unprincipled office-seeker.  He then became the leader of an.opposition party  nearly as'mixed,in its political and sectional composition ns that of the government.  When the inevitable came, and tlie Dunsmuir-  Prior administration collapsed, he was the logical  choice of the Lieutenant-Governor, and formed an  administration. -    ���-  He has been hysterically denounced for not in-  chiding in his cabinet certain of the rnembprs who  had ussisted him to defeat the previous government,. He bad two excellent' reasons for' not doing so. Practically all parties in the Proyince,  Conservative, Liberal, and Socialist, had unanimously declared in favor of party lines,: and would  undoubtedly haye condemned any further attempt,  at coalition. Moreover the men whose grievances  were ^heralded abroad by themselves and others,  one of whom was John Oliver, the Delta orator, had  nbfpurpbse in common with Mr. McBride except  the defeat of a common opponent. The inclusion  of any of them would have meant another divided  cabinet as helpless as those which had held office  since 1898. From that misfortune the Province  was saved by the courage and firmness of Richard  McBride.  Since 1903 be has been the successful leader of the  most stable and consisten1 administration British  Columbia has had for many years, and also the  most economical and efficient. "���'���'���  i In his handling ot the two groups that form his  following he has been" accused of the greatest du-  jplicity. He has carried out the policy of the Provincial Conservative Party in such a manner as to  wii; the approvaland support of three independent  members. One might think that was entirely to  his^credit. Mr. Gladstone retained the confidence  of two such discordant elements as English, Scotch  and Welsh non-conformist's and Irish Nationalists.  Sir John Macdonald was the accepted leader of Ontario Orangemen and Quebec French-Canadian  Roman Catholics. Their achievements were considered to display statesmanship of the highest order. But it is "disreputable politicul tactics" when  power of the same kind is shown by Richard McBride, a Conservative leader! whose policy commends itself to Socialist and Labor members.  How such an opinion can be maintained by fair-  minded critics is notapparent. If they could point  to any principle'sacrificed to retain such support  there would be justification. But they cannot.  They know that, it would be futile to attempt to  support such a charge.  Mr. McBride's career has now been traced from  his first.entfy into the public life of British Columbia to the present. There is not a.n actin thatcareer  that will riot bear the most searching criticism.  His political life has been characterized throughout  by courage, consistency, honesty, and loyalty to  his constituents, his partyand'his native. Prov ince.  ^  ty  ���  ���  ty  ty  A merry Christmas to one and all, also  ^ Chappy New Year,  .The grace of God in one's heart with  charity drives out all fear;  And remember whosoever giveth- to  the poor le'udeth to the Lord,  For chanty covers a riiultitude of sins,  to the giver is the reward.    ''.'.'   t  Tbe Lord loveth a cheerful giver ; now  is the time the poor is in need ;  ; Those' who 'have, 'plenty and;, some to  , spare, God never forgets a good  deed ;  ThlsJS the.t'ime.of-the year the littie  tots hanjj up their stockings, (ull  * of joy,     J      ���   .  < |_      .   ..   ���  Aiid their hearts beat in thankfulness  < in .the morning for each little toy ;  "Oh,   papa  and  mama; ain't' Santa  Claus been good to you and me!  Look at the nice little trinkets this  year he has hung on my tree."  And let those joyful-ones remember  there is some poor little* tot not far  . away    '  Whose heart ;he   can make happy on  this blessed Christmas Day.  must work to the end that their candidate would bo returned by a large  majority. Tho leeling was. universal  that the city was fortunate in having  a man with Mr. Gillett's special qualifications to tuke hoi l of the office in  the present emergency. Tlie committees* have been appointed', and meetings ^.will be held every evening  (Christmas and Sundays excepted)  until the election on January IS.  An, extensively signed petition has  been presented to Acting-Mayor Gillett  requesting him, to be a candidate for  the office of mayor; and that gentleman has acceded to the request of the  petitioners. The signers contend that  Air. Gillett posesses the necessary;qualifications for the oflice; that being a  contractoi his practical knowledge of  the building of. public works will be  decidedly usefulin connection with the  building of the; power plant; that during his occupancy ofthe mayor's chair  he has familiarized himself with the  work of the plant and iu two or three  months has brought forth order from  chaos j-'and* that generally he is well  qualified to look after the affairs of the  city. Last, but not least, it is put forward that he took the mayor's office,  without'pay, when it was refused by  several other aldermen, and that he has  continued to perform the work of that  office at a great personal sacrifice. Certainly this is a record which entitles  Mr. Gjliett tospecial consideration, and  no doubt the voters will take this view-  when it comes to polling, day. Mr.  Gillett will be opposed by Aid. Malone,  a gentleman who is known to every  citizen in Nelson. I jib Economist  entertains friendly feelings toward Aid.  Malone, and congratulates tiiin'on" the  public spirit he has shown in coming  forward at the present time, but it does  not believe that he wiil be elected.  There is a pressing demand for a man  1 i kenVI rr* G i 1 Ie t ri "ff t heTmffy or' JToffltTeTTt"  the'present time, and that belief .has  become so general that there does uot  appear to be the slightest doubt of his  election. It is not likely that any man  iti Nelson could defeat Candidate Gillett to-dayi  Up to date, it looks asUf there would  be a lamentable dearth of material for  aldermen. It is unfortunate that this  should be the case. ' Never in the history of Nelson was it more essential  that ..there .should be vital Interest  taken iu municipal affairs than now.  There are questions to be settled that  demand intelligent consideration, there  are enterprises Vo be curried lo completion tliat will require tlio genius,  skill and persistent application of the  best business talent iu thc city. Ait  incapable tildermatilc board might  plunge thc city into irretrievable ruin.  Itis therefore1'essential that the majority of the next year's couucil should  be composed of thorough'business men,  and tlie best way in which a successful  business man can demonstrate liis  patriotism to,Nelson, is to come forward at the present time and offer his  services as nn alderman. Itis particularly desirable that included in the  next council sliould be men who have  had some experience as councillors in  the past.  The supporters .of W. G. Gillett's  candidature for mayor met last evening at his committee rooms, and if the  enthusiasm manifested by those present  may be tuken as an indicatiou of the  result of the election, their candidate  will be elected by a large majority.  There were speeches made by several  of those present, and while the speakers expressed the greatest confidence  in the result, the general expression of  opinion was that nothing must be  taken   for  granted���that every  man  Undoubtedly there have been m��r  artistic performances witnessed  upont  the Nelsou stage, but certainly them  was never a more enjoyable entertainment presented   than that of ."Pinafore.'' by the children of St. Saviour'*  Sunday School at the Nelson Opera  House.last Thursday nvenin_..    There  was scarcelv a vacant seat in the houso.  and appreciation of the efforts of the  youngsters was repeatedly manifested  by loud applause and continual roars  of   laughter.. And    the    performers  seemed to enjoy it quite as much as the  spectators.   No murmur of disapproval  was heard, which is the best test of  merit after all.    It speaks volumes for  the work done, by Mrs. Goepel   Mr.  Parry, Mr. Jowett and the others who  were chiefly instrumental iu drilling  the little ones, that so much was accomplished  in such a short space of  tiriie.    Tlie stage setting was remarkably attractive.     All the equipment of  a man-of-,wUr of the first class was in  view of.the audience, and the marines  kept guard, while'the sailors, sis'era,  cousins and aunts flitted backward arid  forward on the quarterdeck.     The bell  tolled  t^ie bours until  the last chorus  and "all was well."     Of the principal-*  in the opera much of a flattering "character can   be sincerely said.     Take fur  instance   Lewis   Johnstone,   as  "3i'r  Joseph Porttr."     For one so young, it  is really marvellous tliat   he   shbrildl  have gained such a remarkable conception of the part.   His bearing and ge-��-  tures were in keeping-, with the part,'  and his singing was admirable.    Then  Eddie   Choate   as "Capt:  Corcoran,"  was remarkable from the- fact that he  was able to'creditably, sustain  the pirt'  throughout.. 'Jim AlcCaudlish comes  ofa musical, lamily, so,it was ex peeled  that he would be equal to the occasion;  but no one believed, until  they saw  him on on the stugt,  that a boy of his  years wouIcLbe able to carry himself so  well as he did in tho difficult role ot  "Ralph Rackstnaw."   Jim is an acting  tenor���something not commotion the,,  operatic stage.    Norman Macleod hud ,  a splendid make-up as "Dick Deadeye,"  aud throughout tlie whole performance  never forgot that he \yas the homely,  disagreeable old sailor.     Alex. Wahn-  sley was  ihe  typical  "Bob  Bobstay"  and C.Grizzelle bids fair to become a.s  famous as his father on the operatic  stage. MildredIrvihe,ulwttysuttractive,  was  particularly so on 'this  occasion.  She da n ced  the " Sai lo r'sHoi'n p i pe,'' _  and was deservedly applauded.    Lola  Bennett made a very charming "Josephine " and although a little nervous  at first, sustained the part in creditable  stylo. She came in for lier share of the  applause. .Hilda' Richards    made a  clever "Hebe," while   Gracie   Smith  sang and acted well the part of "Little  Buttercup."     Altogether the perforin-,  ance wus one that will not soon be  forgotten, and it will be welcome news ���  to many that it is to be repeated cext  week;  The choruB was composed of: Nellie lluld-.  Iiik.   faKliin   Hlhile. -Muggle  JlePhee, Molllo  Cummins, Dorothy Wuhnslcy, Gladys Miic- .  donaUI. Mildred Sharp,' Alice  Gorry,  Ehlo  Orlz/.elle,Klossle Johnstone, Murlon Bnmhurt  Noel  Irvine, Alary Mills,  Edith Alncdonald,  Kdllli Choate, Sophie Krlene, Donna LalJau,  born   Ilunim,  Nellie  Hpnrtley,   June   Ink,  AlniiKie  lliinna,  Maude  Edwards,  Dorothy  Hindu,   lleli-n   Ilitlllli!,   lln��ci   Nowltt, Cecil  Grlzzclle.  Bruce  Macdonald, George  Carry,  ,  Gordon Smith, Percy Corry, I^orne AlcCaiul-  llsh,  Hoy  Uiunlmrt, Nelnon   Spmtley, Krie  liecston,  Herbert Parry, Sonnle  Irvine,  A.  Corry, A. Newltt, U. Cummins, F". Knott un:l   '  others.  The Victoria Times asserts that Hon.  Mr. McBride, while in Toronto, "stated  to u reporter of the Toronto Telegr tm  that he 'was about to face a general  election, and he was getting ready for  it.'" While tlie Premier was in Toronto lie was interviewed by the Telegram. The Telegram prefaced its interview with the foregoing quotation,  but did not attribute the utterance to  the Premier. The reporter made tho  statement without consulting Mr. McBride, and itis suspected that the information was secured from tbe Victoria Times, or perhaps the Nelson  DailyNews.  Tlie post office officials report that  this year beats all past records In the  number of Christmas gifts dispatched  aud received at the Nelson post office.  V  iASm  mrsi-Ai  0;:-0-HK1_*  mm  :mM  sravfzf  iMfm*  51111  mi THE I*E *0N ECONOMIST  J  Co,  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  MEAT MERCHANTS  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 have prompt and careful atten  tion.  We are authorized agents for the Sale of  the Nelson Electric Tramway Company's  lots, and will quote prices and terms on application.  In io-acre blocks, in 20-acre blocks. Improved ranches.  ���^ J. E. Annable, Nelson, B. C.  -4-4  Kootenay Agents }'  R. A. Rogers & Co., t  Limited, Winnipeg- J  Wholesale Provisions, Produce, Fruit  \  I   '- Dominion    Government  Creamery  One-Pound  Bricks   received f  _f weekly fresh from the churn.    For sale bv all leading grocers. y-  ? .  Office  and  Warehouse :   Houston   Block,- Josephine Street, Nel-  V son, B.  C.    PHONE 79.  &~-&^    A    A    A    A    A    A  J>+���A_      1*1     1*1     i\    -A    t*t  Winter Schedule  dins'FinestTannedOxfordShoes  Double Service Main Line  Kootenay Section, East and West, connects  with Imperial /Limited.  Sleeper Service West.  Standurd and Tourist Sleepers leave Bevel-  stoke dully I'or Seattle and Vancouver.  East.  Standard Sleepers leave Kooteuay Tending  daily Air Medicine Hat connecting with earn  for St. Paul, Toronto, Montreal.  Tourist Sleepers  leave Medicine H��t Wednesday and Saturday  for Toronto. Monday and Friaay for Montreal.   Friday for Boston.   Dally for St. Paul.  Atlantic S.S. Agency.  Through tickets to and from 'England and i  the Continent.    Ask for Christinas Sailings  aud llue�� represented.  Gooo+'ear Welt-   Very Best  ���   Value.  For Sale.  ' You.* opportunity for a good bargain is right now, and if a if a practical shoemaker don't know when he is giving his customers their  money*, worth then who does.  . For berth reservations and full particulars,  apply to local agents or write  J. H. CAKTKK, K.J. COYLE.  DlBt.Pas8.Agt.. A. G. P. A.  NelHon. Vancouver  1st Kootenay Butcher Co  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers in  FRESH  SAL  AKD  Camps supplied on shortest  notice and lowest prices.  Mailorders receive careful  attention.  Nothing, but fresh r and  wholesome meats and supplies  kept in stock/ /  ��. C. TRAVES. Manager  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  Published every Saturday afternoon at  Vkbnow Street, Nelson, B. C.  $1 Per Year Strictly io Advance  Advertising rates made known on application.  All changes ln advevtlse._ents to insure  Insertion should reach this oflice not later  than Thursday, 12 o'clock.  When change of address is required, It. is  desirable tliat both the old address and the  now be ulven.       ,   -    /  Address all communications, "Publisher  o Thk Nelson Economist. Nelson. B. C."  EDITORIAL COMMENT.  The Economist wishes it's readers a "Merry Cbrtsfinas."  Some of the eastern papers predict that the Dominion Conservative  leader must come from the west.  There is to be a municipal contest after all, which suggests that il  might have been better to haye left  well enough alone.  It is suggested that the anticipated visit of Earl Grey and the  Countess to Nelson this year is the  principal reason for the mayoralty  contest.  The Liberals seem to be much  afraid of an early Provincial election. John Oliver yet nurses the  delusion that he should be considered in this matter.  The Czar has not had a very  pleasant time of it during the past  three years. First it was the Japanese war, and now it is the civic  strife that suggests the early disintegration ofthe Russian Empire.  None of this years's aldermen  will consent to run in 1906. This  teing the case, W. G- Gillett will'be  tbe only man at the council board  familiar with the business of this  year that must be held over till rgo6.  The merchants are very much  pleased with the volume of business  for the holidays. Nearly every  storekeeper on Baker street announces a large increase in business  in the holiday trade over last year.  W. G. Gillett has accomplished  more in the way of building the  lighting plant during the past  month or so, than was done during  the other eleven months in the year.  That  record should win bim votes.  The Cranbrook Herald is shocked  to think that any paper in British  Columbia should proclaim itself  Conservative to the core. The  Herald has the happy faculty of being able to cultivate both parties,  a quality that is lacking in the majority of Provincial papers.  Within the next ten or fifteen  davs the contract forms for advertising in The Daily Vidktte will  bevfady. The Vidette will appear  on Monday, April 2nd, and will  start with a bona fide circulation of  1100. The advertising rates will  be based on circulation," and as the  circulation increases the rates will  be proportionately advanced.  Churchill could blow through this  large country on a lecturing tour  and get himself so universally disliked, as the press comments would  suggest, he must have a strong personality A Winston may not be  oppressively genial in manner, but  his manners only affect those contiguous to Winston, whereas Canada  ti separated from him by several  miles of cold, bracing atmosphere.  On the other hand young Churchill  is a man of action and wherever he  is there is something doing. A  man of action is a long felt want in  any capacity amid the political  upper works of the British empire  at present. We do not know that  Winston Churchill is in a position  to do very much a�� far as Canada is  concerted, but this practical country will judge.him by what he does,  not by the absence of suivity in his  pink tea manners.  In securing the Royal Horticultural Society's silver medal for the  best district display of fruit, Kootenay has taken the first place iu the  British empire for fruit-growing.  This fact cannot be disputed, for  the competition was for all the  colonies. British Columbia also  won the gold medal, which definitely determines the position which  this province occupies with regard  to fruit growing.  The Ottawa? Citizen is of the  opinion      that     when      Winston  The latest returns indicate tbat  Mr. Walter Scott, leader of the government iu the province of Saskatchewan, may have a majority of  three in the first legislature. Mr.  Haultain has come out of  the struggle much better than  his friends had dared to expect. He has undoubtedly received a majority of all the vote's  cast, and probably seventy percent,  ofthe votes controlled by men who  cast them. This is not only a popular condemnation of the school  clauses of the autonomy bill, but a  splendid tribute to Mr. Haultain  himself. Thongh the opposition  leader has been in politic-,-! life in  the North-west more than eighteen  years, he is still only forty-eight  years old, and can afford to wait.  The people of Saskatchewan are  not likely to forget him, for he will  be a good, deal in sight when tbe  legislature gets to work.  Latest Styles  and Best Makes  of Men's Shoes.  Hugh M  Baker Street  Nelson, B. G.  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.  Apply to  T.G.PROCTE  WARD ST.  NELSON. B. O.  > 1 (fll ifr fjjJUfr ^ 01  EW HOTEL  $1 per day and up  No Chinese Employed  AUGUST THOMAS, PROPRIETOR.  CORNER   HALL  AND   VERNON   STREETS,       MPj Qf|_J    fi   P  TWO BLOCKS FROM WHARF,     < IlLLOUIl)   Ui U  9999*499949999+9++444++4+494999++9449444444444444444*  * BARTLETT  HOUSE I  '��������� (Formerly Ularke House)  ��� The best $1 per day houso In Nelson.      None but white help employed    The.  bar the best.  I G.W. BARTLETT, Proprietor*  4444444444444444444+44444444444444444444++++++4444044  -^Following��� the-summer^beatrthe'present-cool^evenings^make"  the  thought of a brightly burning fire most  attractive.      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.  shdown Hardware  NELSON, B.C.  Wholesale.  Retail.  :. FERGUSON & CO.  Nelson, B. C.  , The largest exclusively Wholesale Liquor House in  the interior  ABST BEER  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.     >  It Pays to DeaI with Rutherford  New Hair Brushes and Dress Combs.  Tooth Brushes, Cloth Brushes and Whisks,  E'e*w Perlumes and Powders.  Mail Orders Promptly Pilled. .    ,  Wm, Rutherfbrcl, Druggist  PHONE A214  NIGHT PHONE B_ 14  WARD STREET. NELSON, BTC.  SewingMachinesandPianos  For Rent and for Sale  j 0 d Turiosit^ Shop, JospnHine St, Nelson  NICKBRSON,  THEJEWELER  BAKER ST.  We only a_k one trial to make you our cub  tomer. Fine Wateh Jewelry. Optical and  8llverware repairing; and everything in the  line. Reasonable charges. Work sent us  from outside towns will receive the same care  as II persontilly delivered. Difficult repairs  done for otber a'eweler* ... ..���*/���    , ' ������'���  We have Delicious  Christmas .Cakes,  Plum Puddings, the  Finest     Quality     of  Chocolates in British Columbia.     Buy a Basket of Chocolates  for a Christmas Present to your friend.  "ty  CHOQUETTE BROS., Proprietors.  1*.  Tents &Awnings Made and Repaired  f  CLOTHES    CLEANED    AND  MENDED  T      OVER J. H. WALLACE'S STORE, NELSON. B. C.     If  Green's Auction Mart.  Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Silverware. Cutlery. Fancy Goods andK  Notions. Auction Sales Afternoon and Evenings. Goods sold at Private sale during the day. Chance to buy Christmas Presents at your  own price.  , J. Green, Auctioneer  Baker Street  Nelson, B. G& THE  NELSON  ECONOMIbx  -./  Some   Day   We'll   Understand.  Not now, but ln the coming years;  It may be in the belter land,  We'll read the meaning of our tears,  And there, sometim e, we'll understand.  We'll catch   the broken  threads  again.  And finish what we here begun  Heaven will the mysteries explain,  And then, ah, then, we'll under-  derstand.  We'll know why clouds Instead of  sun  Wero   over   many  a   cherished  plan; ���  Why song has ceased when scarce  begun;  'Tis there sometime, we'll understand.  Why what we long for most of all,  Eludes so oft our eager hand,  Why hopes are crush d and castles  fall.  Up there, sometime, we'll understand.  God knows the' way. He holds the  key,  He guide us with unerriug hand;  Bometlme with tearless eyes, we'll  see;  Yes, there, up there, we'll understand.  ���Maxwell N. Cornelius, D. D.  4444444444444444*V4444444444444444+44444444444444444<  44*4,  WVWV\^*WV>A*<MV  MIZPAH.  The Lord, watch between me and thee,  ���when we are absent one from another.  Gen. 31:19.  (So thou thy way, and I go mine,'  Apart, yet not afar;  Only a thin veil hangs between  The pathways where we are  And "God keep watch betweenthee  and me"���  This Is my prayer.  He looks thy way, He looketh mine.  And keep* us near.  I. know not where thy road may lie  Or which way mine will be;  Ifjnlne will lead through parching  sancU,  Aud thine beside the sea;  Yet "God keep watch 'tween theo  and me,"  So never fear.  He holds thy hand, He claspoth  '". -mine,        ��� .  And keeps us near. '.'  Should wealth and fame perchance  be thine,  And my lot lowly be;  Or you be sad and sorrowful,  And glory be for me;     ^  Yet "God keep watch 'tween thee  and mo,"  Both-.be his care.:.  One arm 'round theo and one 'round  me, - ��. ������'������������ �����  Will keep us near.  I sigh, sometimes, to sec thy face,  But since this may not be;  I'll leave thee to the care of Him,  Who cares for thee and-me, ���  "I'll keep  thee both beneath my  '   wings,"���  This comforts, dear.  One wi ng o'er thee and one o'er me���  Eo we are near.-' , ������������ '     ;.   "-. ��� .  And though our paths be separate,  And thy way is not mine,  Yet, com ing to the mercy seat,  My soul will meet with thine.  And "God keep watch 'tween theo  and me,"  I'll whisper there.  He blesseth thee, Heblesseth me,  And we are near.  te /  ^   JOHN OLIVER AGAIN.  _..: We were not surprised at Mr.-  Johu Oliver, the representative for  Delta in the Provincial Legislature,  making an address before the Liberal Association in this city a few  davs ago. It was about time for  "MrT~Oii^r,s7Te-appearanre"Kf6"re"  the public. By-elections are Mr.  Oliver's particular weakness. He  can no more keep away from the  scene of a by-election than Dickens'  character could from the savory; delights ofa tripe and onion supper.  But by-elections cannot be had  every month and Mr. Oliver can  only keep his hand, in . by speaking  in this place or that on the delinquencies and shortcomings of , the  Provincial Government.  We must confess, however, to being somewhat disappointed at Mr.  Oliver's speech on Thursday last.  There was the same vehemence; the  same mysterious hints at the shocking manner in which the affairs of  the Province are being managed by  an administration which .'had not  the good' fortune to include the  member for Delta among its members. But when all that is conceded,  we are bound to admit that there  was a distinctly musty flavor about  Mr. Oliver's address. Parts of it  were actually fly-blown and showed  the effect of the ravages of two  yeats" wear. We were again told  that the Government took office  without a majority in the House.  Yet it has managed to hold its place  for more than two years and has  stronger support in the Legislature  to-day than it had in 1903 Equally  unfortunate and ��� unconvincing;;are  Mr. Oliver's repetitions ot the '' terrible condition" of the Province. It  is not the first time that Mr. Oliver  .has told us that "the farmers are be-  \v.mim��ammKiaimM__mB_tir.  D-B_B_S1_  ; We 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 G-reatly reduced Prices.  �����������������������������������������<>�����������*����������������������������������������������������������������  t  4  4  X  4  +  +  +  +  +  +  X  4  4  +  +  +  X  9  4  +++++++444+  New and Fresh Christmas Goods  Our Stock is Complete  We have just opened up directshiprrients from England of Rowntree's,  Pascall's and  Cadbury's  Chocolates aud Confections and  Huntley &  Palmer's Biscuits. .  -Why go to the trouble of making h  .  PLUM - PUDDINGS  when we offer them ready-made and of the finest quality.      The same  applies to  MINCEMEAT  Get it from us, ready prepared to put in the pie. It will .save time, trouble  and money. .       ,���'      ..__  Every Delicacy you may require for the festive season is here.  NewTurkish Figs, Table  Raisins, Italian Chestnuts, all Varieties  of  Nuts, Shelled Almonds, Malaga Grapes, California and Japanese Oranges  and Beautiful Table Apples.  Last but not least we beg to "draw your attention to our assortment 01  PURE WINES AND LIQUORS  Imported  Direct from the Country of Production and Unrivalled in  Quality and Value.  son s Ba  Builder and  Contractor  Estimates given on stone, bru-k j  and woodwork. .   Brick and Lime for Sale  ing crushed by the ..iniquitous  system of taxation." More than a  year has passed since we first heard  that, yet to-day the farming community is as a whole, more pros-;  perous than at any previous period  in twenty years and some of them,  like- Mr. Oliver himself, are waxing  rich, adding farm to farm, pulling  down their barns to build greater  ones, and chuckling when . they  compare- their scale, of taxation  with that of their neighbors in the  State^df^Washingtonr^^But-^Mr:  Oliver still contintues to lament  their lot although all. the facts are  against his assertions.  Then Mr. Oliver denounces the  Government's policy in regard to  the lumber industry. He did so  when it was introduced last session  and foretold that it would check the  progress of the industry, work a  great hardship on those engaged iu  it and reduce the revenue derived  from it. The fact that none of these  things has come to pass ; that there  lias been extraordinary development  in the industry> while the revenue  has largely increased, is ignored  by Mr. Oliver. But the electors!  are not ignorant of these  facts and can scarcely fail to put a  proper value on Mr. Oliver's utterances, which whether prophetic or  historic are alike discredited by  events.  It would be interesting to know  what are. Mr. Oliver's ideas of the  attitude which a provincial government should assume to proposals to  subsidize railways;. When it is proposed to do anything 'of the kind,  Mr. Oliver denounces such a policy  as robbery by corporations. If a  government sets its face against  subsidies, Mr. Oliver almost brings  tears into the eyes of those who  listen to his description of produce  rotting on the ground because an  incapable government has not been  able to devise a satisfactory railway  policy. It is possible that he has  no  ideas  on   the  subject,   but   is  merely waiting for. something to  turn up, meanwhile **"��� condemning  the Government for what it does or  fails to do.  Mr. Oliver, is the most voluble  arid the most aggressive of the  members of the! Oppo'siti:>n. "He  has, however,: failed even in the  opinion of many men of his own  party, to make out any case of condemnation of the Government by  the electorate. Stiil less has he  done anything to cause the voters  to=desire="to=7place=fMr7 - Oliver���in  office. It may be very sad; it may  betoken the densest kind of failure  to" recognize Mr. Oliver's ability;  still more his consuming zeal to be  entrusted with power. But the  fact cannot be denied that the  Opposition has entirely failed to  make out any case against the Government, or to.show any reason  why it should be put in the latter's  place. That such is, the case is due  in no small degree to Mr. Oliver.���  News-Advertiser.  The Canadian Pacific Railway is  now runuing a sleeper between Nelson and Slocan City daily for the  accomodation of its patrons. The  car leaves Nelson at 7 a. m. and returning arrives at 7:45 p..m. Passengers can. occupy the same any  time after 9 p. in. Breakfast is  served on steamer at Slocan City  8:50 a. m.  For the Christmas Holidays the  Canadian Pacific Railway will issue  tickets to and from all stations.  Port Arthur to Vancouver including branch lines (and Kootenay  steamer lines) at rate fare and one  third return. These excursion  tickets will be on sale December  22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, and December 29th, 30th, 3ist, Jan. 1st, good  for return till January 3rd, 1906.  For rates, etc., apply to any C: P. R.  agent, or write J. S. Carter, D. P.  A., Nelson. B. C.  Forthe Christmas Holidays  We are now Showing a Full Selection of X'mas Presenta-  tion Goods--and owing to Contemplated Changes in our Business on January ist, 1906, we are, offering the whole of our  Stock of  ..'_!  .-.-II  74  Fancy Goods,  ���  Toys,   Sundries,  \ . -  Books and  Chinaware  AT:  Ml  PRICES  *��� ....'_  It is not too Early Now to Make  your Selection of  >  We GUARANTEE LOWER PRICES than Ever Before Of  fered in Kootenay  Books  A stock of $5500 of well selected ���  . books of every description at discounts ranging from io per cent  to 50 per ceut off the usual prices.  Six hundred copies of current  fiction, comprising some of the  big sellers  of the past two years.  .' *���    v - ,-  Regular $1.50 Books at 75 cents ���  each.  Chinaware  . Our stock in this line comprises  some of the finest goods made,  such as..-,-,  ROYAL CROWN DERBY  ROYAL WORCESTER  ROYAL DAULTON  MINTON  COPELAND, ETC.  Also the cheaper lines.    If . interested call in and get some of the  . bargains we are offering.  Fancy Goods  This line we are determined to  clear out at any price. The stock  is new aud good���too good, in  fact, for the demand, and we are  goiug to sell it at prices lower  than the cheap stuff*. The goods  are now being opened up at  onr store.  A:ll Fraimed. Pictures a/fc a, Straight Dis-  *^ .,        ' ��� - ���        ; ��� ���      - *���  count of.BO por cent off M_��trkedL Prices. THE ItBLSON ECONOMIST  SMOKE  THE   CELEBRATED  BRiAR   PIPES.  </>  LU  Q.  <  X  W  O  z  Q  <  hi  _J  Hi  X  \-  o  111  _>  o  <f)  W, A Thurman  Depot for Briar Pipes, Nelson *.  Corner Mill and Josephine Sts.  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  of it goes to regular customers in  town.    ;.o'o"-o..  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 seud a pound  at once. ,!  Joy's Cash Grocer)  *1'1I0_<EI9  ��������� *444444<> 4444444444444444+4444444 444444444444+444+  ' CUT GLASS I  X  is always a delight to the eye, and  makes a most nseful  present.' ���  Our stock contains Spoon Trays, Eon bon Dishes, Berry Bowls, ���  Decanters and Bottles ot all kinds, Celery and Mayonaise Dishes, $  Salt aud Pepper Sets, Etc. The goods have just arrived and are %  the Ffnest we have ever shown.    Marked at the Closest Prices.      5  If you want anything in this line we cannot fail to suit you.        ,*?  NOTICE.  Tenders for Mineral Claims Forfeited  to the Crown.  d. O. PATENAUDEj  $ Jeweller, Watchmaker and Optician.    'Phone 293. J  I t  ++++4->444+4444444+4++++*+++++444444+4444444+444+44+ +  rsntin  We Print  Letter Heads,  Bill Heads,  Satements.  Note Heaas,  Envelopes,  Business Cards  Dodgers,  Tags,  Etc., Etc.  The Economis  Complete Stock of Stationery  Orders by Mail Receive Prompt Attention.  STREET,  NELSON, B. C.  Tender* will be received by the undersigned  up to 1_ o'clock, noon, on Friday, the 12th'  day of January. 100IJ. for the purchase of the  under mentioned mineral cliilms, which were,  forfeited to the; Crown nt the Tax Sale  held in tho Government Ottk:e atJCaslo, B.C.,  on the 7U_ duy of November 3004.  To be considered, ull tenders must be, at  leant, equal to the upset prlco ns given below,  which Ix equivalent to tlie amount for which  Mich claims could have been repurchased by  thc owner or owners ou ilie 30th ol June, 191)5.  together with lhe taxes which have accrued  since Ihe tax sale, the cost of advertising for  ti-iHlers, and Crown Grant fee.  Name of Claim. I.ot No. Upset Vrlce.  Jdttle Montana _S89 $77.80  PulnHki -28IW 43.70  Kuch tender must be accompanied by a cer-  tilled cheque for the fultnmouut thereof, pay-  nbleat par at. Kaslo, in favor of the under-  nijined. The cheques of unsuccessful tenderers  will be Immediately returned.  JE. E. 0'iiirMA.N,  Government Agent,  ICaslo, B. C.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that 00 days after  dale I Inlend to apply to the,Cliief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission  to purchase ihe following desn- "jed" lands :���  Commencing ata.post plani^-a'at the southeast corner of lot -4390, group 1, Kootenay,  thence west 32.^2 chains along the southern  boundary of lot 43'A"> to tlie eastern boundary  ol lot '21-2. group 1 Kootenuy, thence soutli  along thc eastern boundary of said lot 222a  distance of 40 eliains, llience eust 32;22 chains  to the western boundary of jot y06, group 1,  Kootenay, thence north 40 chains along the  western boundary of s��id lot 806 to the point  of commencement, containing 1K0 acres more  or less.  Dated the 9th day of November, 1905.  ... THOMAS Ghbiixw'ood.   .  o NOTICE.  Take notice that sixty days nfter date I: intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands una works for permission lo purchase  the following described lands, situate on the  east bank of the Columbia River :  Commeneihgat a post on the east bank of  the Columbia Hiver and' parallel with the  north end line of M. Carroll's pre-emption;  thence north CO chains to post No. 2, tbence  west 20 chains to post >'o. 3, tlience north CO  chains to post jso. 4, thence enst40 chains to  post No. 5, thence south CO chaius to post No.  6, thence east 20 chains to post No. 7, Iheuce  south 60 chains to-.post No 8, thence west 40  chains to post No. 1 or point of beginning.  Miles Cahko__, Applicant,  Dated November 6th, 1905.  Land   Notice.  "Notice is hereby given that sixty ffin days  after date I Intend io apply to the Honourable Chief Commissioner of Lands and  Works for permission to purchase the following described tract ol" land situate at Queen's  Bay, on tlie west bhore of Kooteuay Lake, in  the District of West Kootenuy:  ��� Commencing ata poaf. marked "A. E. Shipley's sou I heast corner,'.; thenco elghtv(SO)  eliains west; thence forty (40) chains north;  thenco eighty (80) chains east to VV. \V. West's  corner post; thence forty (40) chains yduth to  point, of commencement, containing threo  hundred and twenty (S20) acres, more or less.  December Ifl, 1B05. '   -  A. E; EinrLET.  Ladies'  Neckwear.  We have just received one of the finest ranges of Ladies' Fancy Collars ever  shown in the city, over ioo designs, including dainty Chiffon Lace and Ribbon  Collars, all. Fancy Stocks and Embroidery ,Turn-over Cuffs,jthe very latest  styles, at ridiculously low prices, from  io cents up.  v    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 just 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'''     ' O        A     '/'���  Kid G!oyesv  Ladies' Fur-lined, regular price,.  $2.25.    Sale price, $1.50. ������* '���  Dress Goods.    _  ���A few special bargains in Silks,-suit-.'  able for "Ladies' Blouses, in 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 theregular prices.  Lace and Insertions.  A full range of these goods for trimmings at very low prices.  .,  We are ���'offering at very low prices a  * line of Ladies' Jackets and Tea Gowns  in very pretty/shades, neatly trimmed. ;  Don't miss these.  Ladies Coats and Jackets, and Walk-."  ing Skirts at cost to clear.  Millinery.  We are clearing all our Ready-to-  Wear Hats at less thau cost, from 50  cents to $2.50 each. Trimmed Pattern  Hats from $3.50 to $10.00.  House Furnishings.  Table Napkins, just the thing for  Christmas Gifts, regular prices'$4.50,  5.06 and 6.00 per dozen. 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.i,59 per pair. -  Fancy Sofa Pillows $3.59 to6T00 each.  Fancy Damask Towelsj regular price  $1.50, sale price75 cents.each.  Bargains in Curtains, Blinds, Rollers,  Poles and Shade 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, Ascpts, Four-in-hand,  Strings, etc., at 25 cents each.'  Men's Evening Gloves at 50 cents  pair.  Men's House Jackets at $5.00. Worth  $8.00 to IO.OO. ,'  Men's Dress Shirts at $1.00 each.  Worth $1.75 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.  HS_SS_BB__3  ���IUH-I11M1  aw*'niHiHEmin_:ra��na__i  GENERAL NEWS.  Smith   CurtU,   of. Rossland,  was  visitor to Nelson this week.  The friends of Harold Selntis are urging liim to run in the west ward.  Harry  Writ lit, M. L. A., wife and  son, left fur the coast this morning.  Thomns Madden may be induced to  run on the Malone ticket in the west  ward.  Sheriff Tuck .will spend the Christmas .holiday* with relatives at the  coast.  Notice.  Notice Ib hereby given that 60 days after  date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of LnndR and Works at Victorin, fotN  permission to purehnse the following described lands in West Kootenay:  Commcnoinpc at a post marked J. T. Greenwood, S. W. post, planted at the northweat  corner or lot (WOO (Campbell), thenco north 20  chains; thenee eust40 chains; thence south  li chains; thenco back to a point of com-  mencement, containing 80 acres more or less.  Dated-at Nelson, this 13th day of October,  ���J. T. Grbkn woo_ .  F. S. Clements  DOMINION AND PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR.  Tne   Maple   .Leaf  Club will hold  dance iu  l'Yateruity  Hall next  Wedr  nesday evening.  Tbe Stanley street skating rluk  opened last night. Tbe ice was iu excellent condition.  E. (J. Davidson, now residing in  Vancouver," will spend Christmas with  hi* family iu IN'elsoti.  Room 16  K-W-C Block  Frank  Fletcher  _,KOVIN-~i.L LAND SURVEYOR  Landsand MineralClalmsSarvcyed  and Crown Granted'  i . - -        ������  JP.O. Box 503      Office: Kooteriav St. Nelsou  JOHN McLAJCHIE  Dominion and  Provincial  Land Surveyor  Ccr.  Stanley and Victoria, Nelsou  It would gratify many citizens if A.  J_. McKillop would oiler himself as a  candidate l��r the west ward.  NOTICE.  Sixty dayB after date I intend to apply to  the Chief Commissioner of Landsand Works  for permission to purchase tlie herelnafterde-  scrioed tract of land: Commencing at a post  placed at thesouthwestcornerof lot-121G,G.l.  thonce 40 chains north to northwest of  lot4216, G.l, thence 20 chains east, thence 20  eliains north, thence 40 chains west; thenco 60  chains south on boundary oi lot 7244, G.l,  thence 20 chains east to polut of commencement, 160 acres.  HABOI.D SELOtTS.  Nelson, B. C, 13th November. 1905.  All Kinds of Furniture, Carpets, Linoleums, Crockery,Etc.  STAN  $7.50 Per Ton  Delivered  All orders rtiuetbe accompanied by cash and should be forwarded  ���  Complete   House Furnishers      ty  9 Funeral Directors, Embalmers  either personally or by mail to the office of  W, P. TIERNEY, GENERAL AGENT  60  YEARS'  EXPERIENCE  The name of \V. J_. Spry is connected  wiih tbe iiaiu.es of those who ure likely  lo be candidates ia the Eiut ward.  At this season of the year the hotels  sutler. The commercial travellers bave  gone home for the Christmas holidays.  ���. ���%  There are an unusual number of  Christmas entertainments this year.  Ii_st evening the cantata, Santa Claiis'  Exposition, was presented by the chilli ren of 8t: Paul's Sunday School, and  there was also u pleasing entertainment at the Baptist Church.  J. E. Annable has made a sale of 27  acres of land adjoining the to^nsite of  Cre.-ton, 10 acres of which is cleared  and under cultivation. Part of this 10  ucres is set out in fruit trees. The purchaser is John Schorman, of Souris,  JMau._ and the price paid is $2700.  Trade Marks  Designs  .... Copyrights Ac.  Anyone sending a sketch and detcrlptlon may  autokly ascortnln our opinion fres whether an  Invention Is probably patentable. Communications strictlyeonndentlal. HANDBOOK on Patents  sent free Oldost agency for securing-patenta.  Patents token tnrouch Munn & Co. raoolTO  special notice, without chanto, la tbe  ^     . . B*  A handsomely Illustrated weekly. largest circulation of any scientific Journal. Terms. *3 a  year: four months, ��L SolO-byall newsdealers.  MUNN & Co.36tB'oa,,wa'' New York  Dra-��_i Offloo. _�� IT at-Washington. D. a  Si^+,'  ^^^/^^%,^^^^4^/^'^^i^^/y^^/^^-%/^/^/%/^/^-^i'^7f^^4/^.  O   -  Bave  Real Estate and Insurance Agent  FOR SALE :    Nelson Tramway Company's Lots; '  Hume Addition.  L��t 97-  Fruit Lands, Improved and Unimproved.  It is understood that John A. Irving  will be a candidate for alderman iu the  eastward.   '  Two little children, being awakened  one niominjr, aud being told that they  had a new little brother, were keen, as  children are, to know whence and how  he h.td come. "It must haye been the  milkman," said the girl. "Why the  milkman?" asked her little brother.  "Because it says on liis cart, 'Fumilies  supplied,' " replied the sister.  O^.  OFFICE:    Next Door to Canadian Pank of Commerce.  . . _\-i ���      - - -  & CO.'S  > 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. :...   . '  J. Green  Baker Street  j Auctioneer  Nelson, B. C.  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 their 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, Etc.���then you will surely visit this store this  month.  Vou will always Save Moiiey and often ^ a Great Deal by Dealing at  this Store. ���   .���'������r'*������'.-���  ���    ".���'../��� .���.���������'��� .'-   <��������� '   "���"   -'-a  BROWisl&CO.,  Opposite  Hudson Bay Store  ,.o  __L

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