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The Economist Mar 25, 1905

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Array .^<?v'^'^!V*>|>AAA<vvv/v^AAA��, </v<a/wvv  V.'.M. K IlKAUhT: "1 li'.ivc f- <mi tlio <  inoM beaulilul I.1U1 > in 1 i.ily and hwil/ir-  l.iijd, unci ..II thus' li,.i'i�� ,| oS,hut [ have  ij.j\ei bCLUcinj tl.iii|.',i:!K, liim ti.eKoi.te-  i..'i.\ 1 ilce .nut ihe -\;io\. l.ilus. V, e li id-i  (luiirliliul lime Um to. Tins v Mb in. rn_t  ti 1]> lIh oi'gli ll.cie '"  .~s  \ 1AW.WWAV  WA-'vWV  VOLUME  VIII.  iAcPK^. Ml laLS has never seen anything- <_  ffiflhLllV&Ji the iruitor JS'eison district. lie  adiM): ^Ididn'tsee the cherries or rasp-  berrtjpofltgooscbeirlcs, but ir they c m-  pare ^rhlutiic applis, jiears and pluirs,  >ou mfi-tJleroa li un country unsurp.t-hcd  by anytlaug lu-lhe Dominion."  _. y ., ���  -      , A?lt\  :V:'.'$*3  ;   -AA  NELSON", B. C, "SATURDAY,-MAP.OH 35, 19C5.  ' ^ w i-,.-A# ***ZrV*  NUMBEK^^ jp  CONSERVATIVE    UNION    OFFICERS. THINGS TALKED ABOUT IN NELSON DURING THE WEEK DRi ^'^u.^ATH BY HER OWN SEX.  Tiie meeting of the Kelson Conservative. Union in tho Board of Trail,  rooms last oven ing wa. largely attended. The speeches were all of a  moat enthusiastic character, and gave  evidence of theconliuued development  "- and growth of true Conncrvalive seu-  timcn.1 in N"clson. The first business  beforethe meeting was the adoption of  the constitution and by-laws and this  gave rise to.some little discu.-siom Tlie  a following resolution, which speaks foi  its2lf, -was adopted unanimously :  "Besolvcd-that this meeting of Conservatives regrets that by tlie political  course ol" tho member for Nelson rid  ing, and liis neglect'of his legislative  duties by continuously shirking the  volo on important measures, the cily  of Nelson is practically tin represented  in tho Provincial LegULuur-.''  It was further resolved : ''that thi*  Conservative Union cxpre-ses its entire confidence in the leader of the  Conservative Party in the Dominion  House of Common-; and in the C-mser-  vaiivii'Governui&nt. of lids Province."  ..-The election of officers then (ooU  place with the following rc-nli: Hon-  or.irv  nresidents,   lion. R.   L.  B'mlen  and Non. It. McBride ; president, Dr.  W. O. Rose ; 1st vice-president, I-I.  Wright, Til. L. A. ; 2nd vice-president,  D. Si. Carloy ; secretary-treasurer, E.  C. Wraggc; executive committee, F.  Lamont, W. A. Macdonald, J. Elliot,  W. L. Spry, \V. Gosnell, W, 11. McLean, A. Thomas, J. "Net-hinds, F-  Seaman, It. M. Macdonald,.!. F. Weir  and b\ Jarvis.  Several questions of interest only fo  tiie organization were discussed, and  it was decided to pursue u thoroughly  aggressive policy in future.  The one-sided reports of tlie proceedings of the Legislature now appearinr;  in the Kelson daily papers, was brought  before tlie attention of the meeting.  All tho (speakers agreed lhat the Government and its policy were being misrepresented for political-purposes, but  iiow to counteract the evil influence  was thc great question. It was finally  decided to take thi. matter under con-  taidi-.ration.  Several gentleman signed' the roll  !.is& night, aud^ it was reported many  more had expressed a desire to join  I lio Union.  Thc respousibiliiy of the editor f.r  what appears in his paper, is more or  less theoretical, yet there are few  cases recorded where editor's refused to  fully assume responsibility, and the  law, in order to facilitate matters, has  long held the editor, or publisher, as  fully responsible for the utterances of  ins paper. It appear, this view of tne  Ciise does not apply in Kelson. -Hero  we have an editor of a, daily paper who  spends his leisure moments in explaining to irate victims, t at he is no wise  responsible for the remarks of the papor which he edits. Sometimes tlie  blame is placed on the shoulders of the  rep irter and at other times the correspondent at tltc coast is made to carry  tiie burden of sin. Surely thc noble  profession of letters has degenerated  when tin editor is ashamed to accept  responsibility for thc utterances of his  paper. We have heard of "journalists"  who found a rear exit a matter of convenience, but it is-not often the Gate  that the editor adds to Liu other duties  the office ot apologist for tbe whole  establishment.  JOHN OLIVER,' THE MAN WHO TALKS  The following from (lie Ymir Herald  will receive endorsiliou in many quarters: "Anyone who carefully lwids the  reports of proceedings-in the'Provincial Parliament, -\\I] 1 surely he .struck  by the continued appearance of thc  name of Mr. Oliver, the member for  Delta. A   careful   perusal   of   ids  speeches must impress iho lei.rter with  t:o versatiily and omniscience of this  g( -lUcman.      Ko matter whether  thc  " At: i.-ncy-G'oncral brings in a bill concerning; legal procedure, or the Minister of Education a bill referring to education, or the-Finance Minister a bill  concerning finance, tho lion, member  for this farming constituency knows  a great deal more about it thun Ihe  Minister in question, who, even if he  was not chosen for liis expert knowledge of that particular business, may  be supposed to have studied it somewhat, and lb know a little whereof he  is talking. What lengthy hours of  study must therefore   Mr. Oliver have  -"puUin, to-acquire hisexperUknowledge  of.all those subjects? In thc House he  has no time for study because*he is always  on  liis feet talk,   talk,   talking.  When ho i.s not talking on a specific  MiUjcel, he is-quai reTing, ci l.ng down  or Wing called down. And when not  quarrelling ho is asking questions.  Pi'eMy hourly every suppor.cr of the  Government has'-had to a>k Mr. Oliver  to explain away certain statements  which rvcemed to have a personal reference. He is constantly having hot  scuffles w.tii Use labor representatives.  And in order lhat he may ever bein  the minus of ids opponents, he regularly p.c.-enfs them with a string of  questions, with which to occupy their  leisure moments. Pretty nearly every  official rcprrt ofthe proceedings in the  House conveys the information that  "Mr. Oliver will ask" who did this?  why? when? Now? At what cost?  How much was spent on the trail since  the year eighteen hundred? Why not  'more? Why not less? Did the At-  tornov-Gene.ral travel first class or  third? And so on. Jf Mr. Oliver  properly digests all the information he  eieits out.of.an_harassed���Government,  it is' no wonder lhat he can display  such an infinite knowledge of special  departments."  I  HOW RAW OPIUM LS MADE INTO BALLS  The traffic in opium has been important factor in the commcrchil life of  British Columbia. Fortunes bave  been made in smuggling alone, and  yet how little is known about the  preparation of the raw article. In  Korth India the proccSs is !>.-> follows :  ���In February, ua a rule, the juice is  gathered, tho poppy plant being then  iu full Hower, aud of a height ol'thiee  or four feet, each stem having fiom  two to five capsules of thc sir.e of a  duck's egg. Befoie thc capsules are  pierced, tbe falicn polals of lhe flowers  are carefully gathered and sorted according to condition, in thiee grades,  and then are heated over a slow fire  and-formed into th'.n cakes, to be ummI  for the covering of the drug when collected.  _ff  Tho piercing of tiie pot's requires  great skill, and upon-il largely depend-,  thc yield. The opium farmer and hi';  assistants each cany a small Jar.ce'iUc  tool, which has three or four short,  'sharp prongs, and with this a half  dozen perpendicular cuts are made in  each capsule or seed pod of the poppy.  The juice begins to flow at once, but  quickly congeals. The day after, the  thickened juice is carefully gathered,  being scraped oil' with a small iron  trowel, and the mass thus gathered is  put into an earthen vessel and kept  carefully stirred for ti month or more,  great c-aro being taken to have it well  aired, hut not exposed to the sun.  Tlie material is now examined by expert testers, who det.ririine its grade or  qii-ilily, and then tlie whole is put into  a large box, where it is worked very  much in.tho same fashion as baker's  dough, to give it tlie required consistency. Tho opium is now made into  balls for export. The natives wade  around in thc large v_ts containing  tho paste like drug and hand it out to  hundreds of bailrnakcrs sitting around  the room. .!���*very 'man lias a spherical  brass cup, lined with poppy flower  petals', before hiin. Into this is pressed  lho regulation qn.intily of opium.  Frmn t'.tis brass cop, when properly  p;'i's-i< ���!, iho op'.um ball i&*-J.rarisferred  id mother man, who gives it a costing  of clay. This gives the drug, when  ready i*\.r shipment, l'ie appearance of  a fair .-ized ca.nio.i b:.il.  When well prepared i-i this* manner,  opium wili keep iis properties for fifteen years or more. Before ifc can be  used, the opium balls have to be broken  up and further treated.-  There is general rejoicing in ��� the  ranks of the "progressive-party" these  days. The announcement that J. P.  McGoldrick has decided to abandon  the proposal to build a big saw-mill in  Nelson is the cause of all this joy.  From the moment this enterprise was  first mooted, the Tribune, the daily exponent of the doctrine.of the "progressives," howled itself hoarse in deriding  the schema, and strongly objected to  the paltry bonus asked by the promoters of the mill. Notwithstanding  tii is, the ratepayers voted for the bonus,  which was also a source of much annoyance to the "piogressives." During  the last municipal campaign, il was  suggested by some in the confidence of  the head of tho "progressives" that if  iheir ticket were elected there would be  no mill, and certainly they have been  as good as their word. Their open  hostility to tbe enterprise was well  known to the promoters, and uo doubt  thc latter were wise in not trusting  their business to the tender mercies of  tlieir openly avowed enemies. Of  course tlie city will not be compelled to  hand over the $3,000 bonus, and there  will be that much more to pay oil* the  city's advertising account wiih the  Nelson Tribune, which will be a good  tiling.  Tiie frequent sensational references  in the Tribune to the alleged iirj-  moral condition of Kelson has had  its logieal remit. During the  week JPtl'.ce Magistrate' Create had  before him a most flagrant case  of immoral prac:ic s, an 1 the offenders were recent arrivals from Ross-  l.uid. Another 'young woman from  Rossland, who had doubtless read in  tltc Tiibune of the congenial surroundings to be found for women ��of her  cluss" iu Kelson, was ordered by tlie  police to return to her home. Kelson  may nave been slightly oil'color before  the Tribune began this crusade against  immorality, but it certainly has not  been improved by the articles in question. On the contrary, some profess  the belief that the'-suggestions therein  contained have worked to tiie injury of  the..-pcople, besides casting a blot on  the name of the city'tliat may lake,  years to efface.   If the Tribune can now '������  : . i  succeed in defeating the =chool loan ,  by-law, it will have a larger field for'  the instruction of impressionable youth |  in the ways of immorality and vice.  The Vancouver papers announce the  engagement of Miss Marianne Burnett,  daughter of Mrs.'Frank Burnett, to  Mr, Arthur Shirley Blakemore. The  wedding will take place on May 4, at  the,Church of Our Lady of the Holy  Rosary, Vancouver.  The Success Club has appointed a  committee to arrange a programme for  an entertainment to be held] on the  evening of May 1st. It has not been  definitely decided what form the enter-  tainmen(Twill* take, but many incline  in favor of a revival 6f the old English  custom of celebrating- May-day. -A  May-pole dance will lie arranged by the  children, and several young men and  women will take part inthe stately  minuet. A decidedly interesting programme could be arranged on the lines  suggested.  a .scholarly play and is peculiarly  adapted to an actor of Mr. Kelson's  temperament. On thc following even-  Mr. Nelson will repeat "Paul Kauvar,"  the piece in which he gave so much  pleasure to a Kelson audience a few  weeks ago.  There are many reasons for believing  that the present year will j--re a great  demand for profitable investment for  English capital. Visitors to .London  have had many inquiries from finau-  ei.il houses and private capitalists regarding Canadian-, investments, and'  there will undoubtedly be a large in-  Uux of English capital this year.  Tliero is no reason why British Columbia sliould not benefit by the introduction of this capital. This is a safe and  remunerative field for investment, notwithstanding the 'fact that we have in  the past handed out a few "gold  biicks." Canadians should be careful  not to kill thc goose that lays the  golden egg. They should do everything in their power to put the capitalists of Great Britain in touch with only  really .good and meritorious "propositions. That is the best way to make  British Columbia fuvorably known in  the financial world. . Wild cat men  have done enough injury to the country already. Their opportunities for  perpetuating their work should be curtailed.  The announcement tliat the Board  of Underwriters will investigate the  conduct of the Kelson tire brigade dur.  ing the recent fire, will not come as a  surprise to anyone. Kor will it be a  matter of surprise if the privileges extended to Kelson in the way of fire in  jsuVance are curtailed. It is amazing",  however, that-ihe council should have  forwarded to t!is Board of Underwriters a statement tliat is notable only  for its cold-blooded misrepresentation  of facts.  Mrs. T. H. Atkinson, of Ymir,  wife  of the druggist who awaits trial  on a  charge of arson, committed suicide by  drowning herself in the Ymir reservoir  Thursday afternoon,   while   laboring  under great mental strain. ' Shortly before committing the act, she tookofl*  her  rings,   and   placing them   in   a  chamois bag, said to her little eight-  year-old  girl:   "Gladys, iu case anything happens to mamma, wear these  around, your   neck."   Then .she   proceeded to thc reservoir and swallowing  a dose of poison threw herself in.   The  "dispatch conveying the  foregoing announcement, adds :   "Mrs. Atkinson's  health   has   not'been  good since the  arson charge was brought against her  husband and few  women of the town  had anything to do with ber.   Being a  woman of high spirits tins greatly depressed lier and   she  was laboring under a severe menial  strain  when  she  committed  the act."   Could anything  bo more pathetic than   the last words  of the mother lo lier little girl and the  circumstances surrounding her subsequent act.    Truly the women of  Ymir  are to  be congratulated  On  their dis-  play of exclusi veness.   Here was a woman most unfortunately situated, and  just at the time when she should reasonably have counted on the sympathy  of her neighbors she was shunned by  Next Monday evening Harold Kelson and liTs c'Miipany return to the  Nelson Opera House, on which occasion "Richelieu" will be produced. It  is a debatable question as to the play  in which Mr. Nelson is seen to the best  advantage, but all will concede that  "Richelieu" if not the best is at least  one of the best in bis repertoire.     It is  Dr. J. Ii. Hamilton leaves to-night  to take charge of the Arrowhead Hospital. Tiie doctor carries with him  thc best wishes of a large circle of  friends.  James Hawkins, tlie streetcar conductor, has been offered an engagement  to play "heavies" with a well known  eastern theatrical company.  GREAT WRITERS WHO LETT UNFINISHED MANUSCRIPTS  Tlie recent appearance of an unfinished novel by Lord Beaconsfield  reminds oue of many another writer of  fiction who was 'engaged in writing a  story when death came to arrest the  hand aud lo still the busy brain; but  it is only in few cases that these pathetic fragments have been allowed to  see tho light. And one cannot help  thinking that if their authors could  have any voice in lhe matter they  would shrink from permitting them lo  go to the world incomplete.  When Helen Jackson realized that  in the race between her last novel and  death the latter would win, she determined that if her story was to be  completed by another it should be on  her own line's. This is the brave and  pathetic letter she wrote to her publisher from her bed of sickness; "I am  sorry I cannot finish 'Zeph.' Perhaps  it is not worth publishing in its unfinished state, .as the chief lesson for  which I wrote it was lo be forcibly  told at the end. I suppose there will  bo some interest in it as the last thing  I wrote. I will make a short outline  of the plot of the story."  When death came to Charles Dickens with such tragic suddenness at  Gadshill on thc 8th of June 1870. he  wa3 in the middle of "The Mystery of  Edwin Drood," the first chapters of  which appeared in serial form but two  months earlier. Hoiv the story would  have proceeded had he been spared to  finish it must always remain a subject  for speculation. His friend and biographer, John b'osler, made a painstaking effort to supply tlie conclusion ;  but it must always be a matter for regret that the hand of the master was  not allowed to finish liis last work.  Tt is a remarkable tiling that live  years earlier, almost to a day���il was  on June 9th, ]SC5���Dickens narrowly  escaped t. violent death in au accident  on the South-eastern Hallway. This  tragic experience long haunted him ;  and sometime later, on finishing "Our  Mutual Friend," he wrote, "I remember with devout- thankfulness that I  can never be much nearer parting  with my friends for ever than I was  then, until there shall be written  against my life the two words with  which I have this day closed this book  ���The End."  Thackeray was just warming up to  liis novel "Dennis Duval," of which  only three numbers had appeared,  when he had to lay down his pen forever on Christmas eve, 1SG8. It almost seems that he must have known  the end had come, for the last words  he wrote were full of tragic significance:  "Behold Finis itself came to an end  ' and the Infinite began."  her    own     sex.     And    is    this    a  sample of that Christian charily we ���  hear so much about these days.     Tho  British law holds every man innocent,  until the law pronounces Jura guilty,  and until T. H. Atkinson has had his  trial he is  presumed  to bo innocent of  the crime   with which  he is charged. -  liven  should  he be found innopent or  guiity.and that isa matter fora jury  to determine, what blame should attach  to the woman he.called his wife? Aud -  why should   thc  women of Ymir sit  upon this case?     But that  is not the  "questlpn.     The matter for comment is  the cruel treatment of Mrs. Atkinson.  Surely her situalionwas one*demanding  sympdthy.    Failing to get it, sho com- .  mitted theact of self-destruction which  deprived a little innocent child of thc  loving care of a mother.     Tlie women  of Ymir  who drove Mrs. Atkinson to  her'death may regard  the  result as a  tribute to their probity and excliisive-  ness, but that will not be tbe estimate  placed upon  their conduct by others,  who do. not mako exalted pretensions  to Christian charity.     The womeij of  Ymir   may   point   to the   motherless  child as an example of what they have  accomplished by tbeir treatment of the  little one's mother, but on which side  of the ledger will  the recording angel ���  mark their conduct?  SOMETHING NEW EOR DOMINION DAY,  The manner in which Dominion  Day is to be celebrated this year is al-  icady being discussed. In the opinion  of many, it is time' a departure should  be made in tlie celebration'of the Rational holiday. Undoubtedly Nelson  has unreason to feci ashamed of what  has already been accomplished, ��� but  even a good tiling after a time begins,  to grow monotonous. It cannot be  said that the cily and country has ever  derived any real substantial benefit  from past Dominion Day celebrations  other than the little money that has  been spent by visitors. Now, it is suggested that the celebration shall ta,ke a  more' practical form, by which', of  course, it, is-meant, to direct attention  to tlie advantages of Kelson as a place  of resilience, a tourist resort and a field  for investment.. With thi3 object in  yie\v,-it- is-belicved-by-many- that-a-  gi-and   flower   festival   should   be ar  ranged for Dominion Djy. In this  way, the California tourist resorts bave  for years attacted the attention of tourists, and at tlie same time aroused interest in'floriculture. Situated as Kelson is, the conditions arc peculiarly  favorable'for a festival of tbis'character.  In no city in the west, are there so  many beautiful gardens, showing the  artistic tasie of the residents. There  is no reason in the world why a very  successful flower show could not be  '"held here, and as an attraction to outsiders itcould not be surpassed. Many  who have visited festivals of this character in other places, are inclined to believe, that Kelson would not take a  second place. Its success would depend greatly upon the aid from women, and everyone knows that the  female population of Kelson would tie  only-too -pleased-io-siiciifice-anitlle"  time in the interests of their town.  Wilkie Collins was more provident  than   liis   great   friend   and    master.  When   he died a  good  fourth  of liis  story, "Blind   Love remained  unwritten ; but he-lefl behind him an elaborate synopsis of  thc concluding chapters,  from which  Walter Besant had!  no difficulty in bringing the novel to a .  satisfactory conclusion.    Robert Louis,  Stevenson died atVnilima with at least  two novels unfinished���"Wc-ij- of Her-1  niiston," which was published in lSf'-**.. I  and "St.   Ives," which   was very clcv- \  orly completed   by Mr. Quiller Couch!  and  made its  appearance   two years  later; aud among other writers whose  hands have been -stayed in the middle  of stories were Mrs. Gaskcl, Mrs. Henry  Wood, and many another.  Byron  had planned a continuation  of    both   "Don   Juan"   and    "Chide!  Harold,"  when 'rheumatic fever laid,  him low at Missolonghi.and thecantos*  were never writted.     Laurence Sterne  was stricken  down  by pluerisy while  tbe  manuscript   of   his   "Journal   to.  "Eliza"  was lying unfinished   on  his  desk.    Coleridge never finished "Chris- ���  tabel," though for many a year before ,  his death he had intended to complete  the   poem; and  among   many other,  works which will always remain frag-j  ments of the original design are Wordsworth's "Excursion" and Macaula'y's  "Armada." '  PROSPECTS GOOD EOR AMATEUR SPORT  Thisjyear promises to be a good one  for amateur sport in Kelson. Thero  is considerable discussion over lacrosse  matters and there will be a good team  got together. Tho footballers are practicing every day, and the baseball players will be out shortly.  Last year the cily council expended  considerable lime and money in improving tlie iccrealion grounds. Ko  one wiil contend that the money was  ui��m ii-.ely s-pent, fo<o the cily has now  recreation giounds that would do credit  to a place witii live times thc population of Kelson. Of course, it must not  be overlooked that Warden I.��mou  and his little band of willing-workers  is also entitled to credit for improving  tiie grounds. " But there is a little  more to be done, before the recreation  plot U all that it should be. For instance, ih-^ r.-n." 1 stand, as it is now  .situated, is nui only an eyesore to visitors, to the city,-but a source of great  inconvenience to those who patronize  sports. It would not require much to  remore it to tlie higher elevation on  tbe opposite side of the grounds, or,  perhaps better, tear the old stand down '  and put up a new one. This may not  be in keeping with tho policy of  the "progressive peoples" party, but  the public generally would like' to  see thc change made.  The iiockcy season has just closed in  thc east, but not belore several fatalities  had occurred. It is unfortunate that  first-class winter sport like hockey  sliould be so often marred by disgraceful exhibitions on the ice on the part  of players. And the same thing may  be Miid of tlie other great pastime���  lacrosse. Jf rough play was not encouraged, it is not likely that the players themselves would so often resort to  brutal practices on the lacrosse field.  As is pointed out by an eastern expert  on (-port, tlie members of visiting  teams are too often regarded, not as  guests to whom every consideration  should be paid, but as enemies, for  whose defeat anj humiliation and unfair advantage may be taken. Instead  of gonerous applause for good play, we  hearyells of triumph for any success  achieved by one side, and threats and  insults against the other, and against  the referee if his decision is un pleasing.  This is savagery, not sport, and indicates some evils that lie too deep to be  eradicated by new rules. Tho Boman  vice of taking pleasure in spectacles of  crudity and bloodshed is one against  which we should be on our guard.  Professionalism and betting aggravate  tlie evil, anil there seems also, in rival  towns, to be some of the fury that animates warring political factions.  .yy-sil  1^'_.  "vi*, I  "5*1  ', ���'��'������-'{  ,^l _^C��&Tr��^-j#^^  BSfcS**. Wan>"i ~^.'T2*ix*tr��tK!*ww&&?r*'&tt  WjmnsWa**a��iu^,*.:jjji��mtj-i>wv-  *���> ��vrtt�� ��pi��:jftwJai_iH*ttrl ti; i �����' *��*:* 6iW.' VW-*��3��>*c*- v>(* . *',  THE WBliSOM EC02"? OMlSf  THE NELSQH EC0H0M1ST  l'uljllshed every Saturday afternoon nt  VebnojtStkkrt. Nklson, B. C.  t  Si Par Heal Strictly io Advance  A lTcrtl3lns ra*.CH remde known on ,ir.pl!en-  llon.  All ,:li.T.ii��nn In adve/tlsfc.-ifnts to insure  I iscrMon should ro.icli this oflice i.ot. '.r.tor  than Thursday, 12 o'clocJf.  \Vli"ii change of acldrc-S is required, it !��  desiri')!,.'thut both tbe old address mul tho  new he _;lven.  A. I Iross all communications. " I'lihlNlii1!  of  rnv: N"f.i.son' "snoNoaiiST. Nolson. II   C."  EDITORIAL COMMENT.  One's blood is apt t-i bcil with indignation at the at'empt recently  being made by Gereral Maunder  Morse, of the G' T. P. Railway  Company, to "hold up" t'nc Province to the extent of some six millions acres of land-as a bonus lo Tne  Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company, the only consideration offered  therefor being liiat tlie co-_mni,v  would implement the promises of  its president r_a<;*e last autumn regarding" construction from thc ccp.st  eastwards. A fulLreport of au interview with this railroad king regarding this attempted "hold up"  appears in The Province of the iStb  instant.  It will be remembered by our  readers that, shortly pri'.r to the  election of members to .the H��u?- o:  Commons, and doubtless for- the  purpose of influencing; the e!e_tor-  ate, Mr. C. M. Plays gave thc tissur-  of thc G. T. P. R. Company that  in the construction of this live of  railway, operations wou'd go on  from the Pacific coast eastwards at  the same time that Con.triicliun was  being carried on westwards. No  sooner, however, was the purpose  of such assurance, accepted by lhe  electorate in good faith, attained  than.the assurance itself1 was repudiated by the G. T. P. R. authorities  ���at first tentatively and by implication, but afterwards cxpl citly.  The general manager ��of the company then pomes to the co^.tl when  the Legislature is in session, indeed  appears there as soon as it is called  together, and lays before the Government his or tbe company's proposal.  And what is that propesal ? This  iu tne reported language of thc gen-  eral manager :   ' "They [the terms demanded]  were, and I think they were- very  reasonable, that the company should  be given 15,000 acres ot land per  mile of railway in British Columbia.  There are somewhere about four  hundred miles of line in Ibis province. ' We asked that the iand yiven  us should abut upon the route of  railway. We did uot seek to secure  the land iu anj' choice and fertile  valleys which might lie off from the  ��� route. Wc were willing to take the  land just as it came along our road."  Then what consideration   was ol  fered to  the Province for  this preposterous  land ? t  We answer this  also  in   the  reported language  of  this official:  "We told the Government that if  we secured the grant we would  commence work on our Pacifi.-  coast terminus, wherever it may be,  just as soon as a decision had been  reached as to its location. That de  cision will be arrived at stioat June  30. Then we told the Government  that surveys would be run as  rapidly as possible .ind construction  of the line immediately commenced  so lhat work on the actual building  cf the road would be well advanced  within twelve mouths frem the date.  Vou must kuow tbat tbe building  of a railway cannot be undertaken  in thirty minutes, and we are willing to rush preparations so that we  would be constructing the road  within a year. The . building of  this railway from this coast almost  immediately would have directly  and indirectly benefitted every person in British Columbia, for .the  work would have resulted in the  expenditure of from $15,000,000 to  ��20,000,000. All the supplies incidental to the maintaining at work  of an immense force of men such as  we would have to put on would  have been purchased in Vancouver  and Victoria. Wholesale and retail merchants w&uld have transacted all the business, and the general public would have been benefitted through the placing in circulation cf lhat vast amount of  money."  We are gfad that the Government  did not entertain_this proposition  The Piov'nce may indeed be made  lo suffer in consequence, notwithstanding the pre-election pledge of  Mr. Plays. Promises are, however,  but lightly regarded by such gentry.  Still 1:0 other course was open to  the Government even though it  may involve loss to the business interests of the Provinceand the departure from it in high dudgeon of.  the first vice-president and general  manager of the Gr.iud Trunk Pacific Rail   ay Company.  'est Kootenay Butcher Co  Whcilcw.'.oand Relnil  Doiils-rsii.  i ' * Via  nt \H am  s 1 l'^,%jl\ i  fl A i   T     [i ft f ft T  % f     his i-1  ,}lt\   i    gun p, I  We have a Large Stock of goods for  winter wear  which we will sell  at a slight advance on ccst in order to make way for our spring stock.  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.ManaQer  The present deplorable condition  of the fire department is the natural consequence.of one man rule ;  the difficulty experienced in the  power ar.d light question arises  from the same" cause; the public  school necessities will be ignored  for the same reason, and the rate of  taxation will continue to increase.  A majority of the people who voted  at the lo'st municipal election have  asked for ihis state of affairs, in  fact have uisisted npou it. Did  anyone ever see such despicable  methods "'as have been adopted to  defeat the School Loan By-law ?  Actually a recital in the by-law itself that the council is opposed to  it ; then it is published only in a  poor evening sheet whose boss is  opposed tp it���the same boss who  obtained an amendment _ to the  Municipal Act'in his own usual  way in order to accomplish his selfish-ends���the-same-bos i^who-is  now drawing double pay from the  public and neglecting his civic duties. It was known long ago.that  thc sole object iu life of this individual is his own personal welfare ;  kt us hope that the people who  voted for him have got what they  wanted, and no gold brick.  It would not be innoportune for  thc citizens to consider lhe discontinuance of any mayor's salary in  future; $1,200 will supply a sink-  ing for a large sum. Rowland's  mayor is allowed $600. As a rule,  in most cities a sum is voted to  cover the mayor's expenses only,  and it is also au invariable rule  that men not dependent upon public  charity are elected to that office,  but men who have a substa nti il interest iu the city.  PRESS COMMENT.  K      Si     U  i     . f n   I {   j.t   !      9    Is  Ul _UI I      %ji W I U W L_l a  Corner Kill end Josephine Sts.  Send Us ao Order for. Ycur  Groceries, then Notice  Tho promptness of delivery.  Tha clrnnncFBinicI freshness of Goods.  The full honest measure.  The quality of wn:i|. you ;et.  You vrill find abundant reason for sandiujj  your future otders.  This Week's Special- Are:  lj-_lb BosesofA 1 Cicsimery Iluttcr at 27c  per pound.  Silver .Spoon Tea, 50c per pound.  Ilnjiih ISrand f lnc;i_>pli', 2.">c per tin.  Clarke's l)oi;elcF= Chicken, :jric per tin        "  asn broces  TUOXE19  Lowest Rates  est I sme  Toronto,   Montreal,   New    Yorfc,  Maritime  Provinces, New JCiiglund.  Vancouver,    Victoria,   Seattle,    California  Points.  Unequalled FiU-songer Srrvlec, Standard  niul-fourlst-Sleepers, -Coaches- and -J>l n lug  Cura.  TOURIST SLEEPER SERVICE.  West.���Lv. l?(.'vc!.st(j|;e Sronduy, Wednesday,  Thursday, Saturday, l'or Seattle and  Vanci.uvcr.  East.���Lv. Dunniorc Junction for Toronto Wed. and Sun. l'or Montreal,  Monday and Kriduy.   For Uostoii, Kri.  ATLANTIC S fUAMSIIIP AGl'XCY  Through booking lo nnd from  Great Uril-  uin and the continent.  For rcseivalionsand ticKets, apply lo local  aRcflln, or write lo  J.S.CARTER,  Dist. Pass. Agt.  KnlKon.  E.J. COYLE,  A. O. P. A.  Vaneou-rer  WANTED.  LADIES AM") (iENTLEMKN in tliisnndnd  Joining lerrilorks, to represent iii!(l advertise  llic Wholesale and KcHicntloiml Department  of an old CMiMilisiu-d house of solid ihinncinl  Btundlng. Salary S-l-'iO p'-r day, wiih Expenses  advanced each Monday by cheek direct from  headquarters. Home and lumpy furnished  when necessary; position permanent. Address, Blew liruti. >. Co., Dopt. li, Jionon lild_r.  Clilcaco. 111.  AGENTS WANTED.  Applications will be received hy Ilio under-  Signed for the. position of njicnl for this locality. One williuj: to canvas's pieferred, (.pod  position to the right man.   Apply,  Occidkntai. Loan <fc SAVr.vos Co..  P. O. Box 1.-.2, Vancouver,'B. C.  Vancouver, U. C, Jan 81, l!KO,  We have a strong belief that if  Liberals had been in power in Vic-  toiijt, tbey would not have done any  belter than the present Government,  aed probably have done a good deal  vvorssc.���Grand Fork? News Gazette.  When wi 1 the Opposition papers  of British Columbia realize that the  Province'is about sick of their persistent eff-its to belittle lhe best  Government tbat British Columbia  has ever had ?���Fort Steele Pros:  pector.  60  YEARS"  EXPERIENCE  Trade Marks-  Designs  Copyrights &c.  Anyone sending a plietrh nnd description mi7  finlckly ascertain our opinion free whether an  nventton Is prolmbly pntentnble. Communlcn-  tioiiaiitrloUycoiiOileiitliil. HANDBOOK on ['atenta  sent free. Oiliest suoticy ior securing patents.  Patenta taken through 'Jlumi & Co. roculre  Bpeclal notice, without chnrce, lutho  -*--"�����,<*as!J-'-    9\5T_____._.  A linndBomcly fllnstratcd wccWy. I.nrcest clr-  enliitlon of any sclentltlc journal. Terms, $3 a  year: four months, fL Sold by all newsdealers.  PNN & Co.3618"^' New Yor-k  . Braocb OOco, 625 F St, Vroebinaton, D. C.  Some Children's Lines, regular price $i, now 75c.  .Special   L;i;e   of Miners" Hand   Made  Boots, "regular price $6 ; now  S4 50.    Another line, regular price $5 ; now $3.50.  ____  tlood desirable homes, liest locations and reasonable jiriccs.  lfllK  On Silica sired, near Stanley���30 rooms, slono hascnient, furn��te.     Good garden, "'/j  On Silica streel, al*o cdnie lo sianley 'Ureel���7 rooms, " lots, splendid garden.  On Stanley hlivi-l���li room eotla^e, partly I'nrniMicd, M'lth piano.   A splendid bargain.  Revei a I smaller M'eli local cl houses in dllli-rend pails of tlie cily.  Tlio above ran be pni-chiv-ed on reasonable ar.d eniy tei 111s.  l.oUln I-'.ilrv'ew, the coming i-cnidenli-.il poilion of thu City.  Ranch Properties on the West Arm.  NELSON. B. O.  ipw Nnrinff S^nnnQ ArriwinfT Hailn  llGW OUishP   0uuli"5 HliiVillP  U(xm  Remember we carry only the best makes of Boots  and   Shoes,  from  the most popular manufacturers.  Baker Street, Nelson, B. C.  ���  t_= n  b   b_= a _l v^_ %^/ *k3 *%& 1 *m  C^  V '   ' - ��� 4  ^The largest exclusively   Wholesale  Liquor   House in   thc interior ^  $1���:  * $  ,. _   &% (F^ es^&       EF& EF* VF^ ff*& v-  n Pints and Quarts t  DaM-son's "Extra Special" Scotch.    Granda Cigars. $  X Mitchell's Heather Dew Scotch etc.    Earl of Minto etc. 2  1 A full line of imported and domestic Liquors and Wines. a  &++$++++++9+4+++++++++++ ++++++++ +++44+44 +++++++++4 4+4  + ---���.���..:..-. +  +  > ____ _      ..     _    _      -__-___.    w        _ -      _     ^���   ^^    -���   p     ���-��.-- .. ___��___.       w - y -    -^^    7~~      "*"' +  * (Formerly Clarke House) *  + '-      0>  J      The best 51 per day house in Nelson.-. None hut whit* help employed     Th��        ^  h&    - , bar the best. .��� h  > "' *  _  A  + ���'���-. +  ���>9Q99++Z<$+<>9+++<>G+'><Z-'$$-<><:-+$i-i>++++<>+<><'++&4++4+9+<>++++++  BARTLETT  HOUSE I  ! Q. W. BARTLETT, P������ro��  I nu IL'-N  >1 per  day and up  ioChlriese Employed  AUGUST THOMAS, PROPRIETOR.  .  I   HALL   AND   VERNON*   ST  TWO BLOCKS FROM WHARF,  CORNER' HALL   AND   VERNON   STREETS,.       Hfl Q(]((    R   \  -V/HOLESALEAND RETAIL  3  Head Office Nelson, B- C.  Pratich   Markets   in   Rossland,   Trail,   Nelson, Kaslo, Sandon,"   Thre  Forksi New-Denver and Slocan City���  Orders by Mail to any branch will have prompt  and careful attention. .       .   , ���. -  ��SS^����S��SS��@��SS��<W��W����^@  -   Canada Permanent  -urtgage-Go  Straight Mortgages at 8 per cent,  or Monthly Payment System  -:��� *-���;���j. -���/*���+��� -9���9-  ��- ^^te^^^ lenfe feAwninp Made and Repaired*^  j  CLOTHES    CLE Ah ED    AIKD   WEALED i  4      OVER J. H. VJALLACE'S STORE, NELSON, B. C      4  /#      ,*t     t*t     ,*t  , _^*t  mt��f ^ t��>     t��t.^ *% (*( ,*# ,���, ,���,.   ������,     t*t f*.     ,��t_   g��,     ,���,     t*t     t%     t+t.-i\.. ��*,     ��*# ������ A  "Vw       j&xsb. __i____i_a    n r-ia=r_   ��� f<c3s.->k~       r\        ,~.        ,v   r=rv=��a*   r.rs  uini \ ������uAI\IH  CHOQUETTE BROS., Proprietors.  X       Finest Ouality of Bread.    Ahvays Sweet.    Eeautiful to Lcok   \  A   at.     Deiicious lo i.',:.t.    Try It. - ^  % Store: Baker St., belweer; Stanley and Ward. J  _I_._111_ U. ^.M:.- M.U fttfl ky.<t\ r-h e ��-^ 3-  ^        BB   &_. '*���_ &_ \td   6S' _   ^'^a   I V'anto-vcr and Kelson        ^  BAKER STREET, NELSON,   B. C.  ^g^^^^^^Sl^S^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^  .* ...__-..__  > ���v�����;?�����;>���  K.  Atthe Auction-Mart To-night, at S" o 'clock'*" ;Look out for Bargains.  re�� Rj ��� Auctioneer  Baker Street ������.:.     -,       ��� c*>- ' A' *      "       Nelson, B.C.  SxilSsorifee ior  TRACHANt  Plumber and Gasfitter   ���- f  | Estimates Given  on General  Plumbing, j  Sewer ConnectiorfSn-Etc.  i       Baker Street, near Ward   Street, Nelson.-       T  ���<^^>-4-4-4-4--4-4-<!-9- i  In io-acre blocks, in 20-acre blocks.  Improved ranches.  .r_E__$ie9 kelson, "  "*  9b   ^tSa  <%  w^&jF&&w^&^&^&^&^*&r,*& "&m.'-  Strictly in Advance  Builder and  Contrector  Estimate's  given on stone, brick i  and woodwork. "       \ Brick and Lime for Sale  y\ THE NELSOtf SCONOMlbx  ���������."*   toksbp  �������U<i. . IMJ. ��...  =ii4.  A   ^Ta^^T^^ifk'-f^r^Sf^^-^C^,a��^.^^/'^��-,.!KBM.^iggS^.TJ^i.i^^^r��ii��:^rr^r^7^^i_.'������'���,.. J.,1-...v.-^j..-.'.yyg^TS!  Vi:-^w>-:^Tirafc^*s����^^  ���?"���~-Qg��^- ������������** a^-^.w _��>��^_._.Tg-.:. .-.V^...^ -yg.-TT^ta^tw-t.-^  7_   ������-.   .   .   -. 7_.^r-,-r^fAfgp:_.lAm.^r'  '%  C^A  V  and Flower Seeds and Lawn Grass.  Our New Stock  Comprises all that is   NEW   in coloring and  designs.     Papers suitable for Hall,  Parlor,   Dining Room, Bed-  ���oom and Bathroom.  Prices Lower than ever.  We; have a large number of remnants . of last. year's stock, sufficient  for one Room, at Great BARGAINS.   - .:        ,  i  <U4  -i-���*T^<-^^.?.-ZZ7.?.r^^^ &*&&.  *?ra^"ras*5S*^^  .*�����  -;ft^-'^-frT*��y~N^^  HE  ALIENATION  OF -TEE GENERAL/  S  JOKE  r  FiTtST encountered him iti tha  streets oi! a Montana "cow-town,"  where lie w._s affording rmuse-  ment to a crowd of men nr.il hoys,  while a. tipsy musician was at-  . tempting tho UoisK.r.cnr March  on ah antique piano. To save him  from further abuse C bought him, ancl  ever afterwards he was known to hia  little  world as "General Boulanser."  Wo grew to look upon the General aa  en 'Interesting scientific phenomenon.  ICis was a soul saturated with hate for  ���oil men. Any amiable qualities he may  Have possessed In early youth had been  hilled hy abuse. He knew but distrust  ancl fear. AVe determined to reclaim  liim, and in our lonely camp the Gen-  ���cral-bccan.a-tho -object of such flattering attention that only his unconquerable misanthropy kept him from becoming an arrant snob. For a long  time our efforts were unavailing-, but  p.s the weeks went by I thought I noticed a little ��� less shrinking, fewer  prowls, and a. faint g-leam o* recognition in the glassy eyes when I approached. I felt the thrill of conquest,  and redoubled my efforts. The heart ol  stone, was at last touched, ar.d my theory in regard to "yaller dogs" was  correct.  "Wo returned to the outskirts of civilisation, and one day, driving once  more to tho {own, so filled with painful memories for the General, I was  surprised to behold him again in the  street, slinking about with others of  hl=! kind. The slight rcsults^of our pa-  tiont labors '.vere ln peril.* It would  nover do to- allow the General's slowly  _ l/rowing faith in man lo be nipped ln  ' the bud by further town life, so with  inCnite pains I secured him and tied  him to tlio back of my wagon. I re-  monstr.'iitcd with him gently, as he lay  cringing in tho dy&t, for hid base desertion of the only friends lie had ever  known.  The painful journey homownid began. Tho General betrayed a distinct  unwillingness fo ride, so he was allowed to follow at the end of a long  rope behind. "With hi:< usual acumen,  he fancied the strength or two half-  broken broncos to be as naught compared to his fiery determination to remain in town. So ho sat down. With  an expression of pained surprise on hia  countenance he traversed a few httn-  dred yards of the dusty road in thU  position, and th;n tried his back. It  was quite in keeping with the eccentricities of the General's mental processes  that a simpler method did not occur to  him, until, striking a deep rut, he was  hurled high into the air, and by some  happy chance alighted on the extremities nature had piovided for purposes  of locomotion. Then, with bowed head,  lie trotted contentedly along. I turned  to look at him occasionally, and flattered myself that I saw in h:s demeanor evidences of regret at his folly, and  a determination to do botter in the future. I spoke encouragingly to him,  but he was too absorbed in meditation  to look up,    .  A hot afternoon's ride brought us to  an irrigating ditch. After rattling over  the few loose planks which, served as a  ��li<3S��!'.-I stopped to repair a break In  the "harness. ��� The General, hot and  dusty, at once dashed, into the little  stream to drink and bathe. With mi-  back -to tho tired horses I watched him.  As I looked ho performed his colossal  act cf folly, the final episode-in his  witless career. After refreshing himself on one side of the tir.y bridge, quite  unmindful of his connection with my"  rear axle, he laboriously splashed under the bridge and came out the other  side. Cooled by his bath, he came to  the side of the wagon and looked  sweetly up at me. Immensely impressed by his sagacity, I was on the  point of alighting to free him from his  dangerous predicament, when the hand  of fate, ever turned against him, struck  ��� the- last" blow."~"~  ���       '  A fly stung my off bronco, and with  a squeal he and his startled male  rushed madly down the ic-id. I was  hurled to the bottom of the - wagon,  hilt not before I saw the General turn  a perfect back somersault ancl shoot  toward the stream. Ia a cloud of flvut  he disappeared into tht water, and then  followed a jsyn.ph.ny of howls as he  traversed the .ianc _nnd damp nether  side of the bridge, to be shot up into  daylight once more by the united  strength of two frightened broncos. In  a shower 'of spray he struck the road  twenty feet from-the bridge, and did  not gain his feet until I had brought  the horses to a standstill. Once more I  turned to the General. lie was a pitiable sight. Covered with mud and  half strangled, he quivered wllh cold  and rage.  As we traversed the short distance  to camp I tried to f:mcy what hia reflections wei e. Knowing him as well  ns I did, I felt sure that he looked  upon the past weeks of kindness as  part of an elaborate scheme to win his  conlldence enough to practice this last  insult upon him. I dreaded the consequences of tho episode, ancl ulannod  new blandishments to reinstate myself  in his favor.  Arriving ln camp, my first thought  was' to .release him from the wagon.  But the water and mud made lt difficult to unfasten the knot at his collar.  Feeilng keenly the cmb-irrassmont of  his position, I untied the rope from th��  axle and threw It on the ground.  The General watched me sulkily, and  -when the end of that hated rope fell  free lie bounded to his feet. With one  final snarl of utter hate and disgust he  was off like a .shot; not In a wild, purposeless circle, but straight as thc  flight of an arrow ac-ios* the prairie.  Away he went, with the lariat dragging behind him.  With eyes raised to tho solitary snow  peak a hundred miles away ho flew  from us, with a heart full of hate and  a grim deteiminatlon to put half a  continent, if need be, between himself  and tyrant man. As I watched tho  little cloud of dust, raised by his hurrying feet, disappear on the horizon,  I realized the futility of battling  against fate.  Then our packer broke the silence:  "There-goes the ornrlest cur. in tha  woria with the best lariat In Montana."  ���-"Atlantic Monthly."  THE   CELEBRATED  "_J   R-  n���ir 1 r  "O".  i  \WiJyp  CO  UJ  Q.  <  X  c/>  o  ���z  <  E_J  _J  LU  I  H  U.  O  UJ  _>  O  *#  &<*���  ��3  l*_S  <��>  W. A Thurman  Depot for Briar.Pipes, Nelson  SewlngMachlnes and Ranos  For Rent and for/Sale  Old t_iy^top,ltts.pW__ St, BelsoD   jy.mo_st_-_th_e_^  fighting humor.  "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 G-loves."  Wind, rain, tear, rip, scorch and boil proof���almost wear proof.  Made only by  I Bsna  ���Jun  inn. pea  |   R H. GARLEY, British Columbia Agent  ��7.50 Per Ton  Delivered  All orders must be accompanied by cash and should be forwarded  either personally or by mail to the office of       **  W. P. TIERKEY, GENERAL AGES! rfctfjr ^-^^:w<u*fiBi^��i&��w^  r'FZtiy  _mijnn-.-niinhi*f-- ���t,r**"-*~'~r<<.mPm���' ,f^��-^r��-f~rr��--'Fw.ig*nrwirfi-.rri n.T^>^vr*'!^.-'ff,!<'t   ���-_,f.j*��t*ft33E33j<JJ  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  GENERAL NEWS.  Ven. Archdeacon  Beer - is  visit in j  Kelson.  Hartld Nelson has cancelled his engagement at Kaslo for this evening.  A smelting plant bas been purchased  for thc Iron Mask mine at Kamloops.  Trout Lake has organized a board of  trade, with J. A. Griffiths, as pn.iik'ii'..  Tlie business men of Plioenix haw  reorganized tlie board of trade ut thut  place. ���  ^*��<fc��+&++< ++++++++9+99++Q+ +4444944++9<t+09+9++'+++44*  _��f *n     m n       w _��      r_ ci -vs.-      h       r1        , ���  Ni-n  Stevcsion will .shortly be coi.nnlnl  with New Westniin.sU'r. by un * lyelri.  tramway.  Nelson Cricket Club is awaiiinj,' tlie  arrival of wickets, bats, ball-* and nets,  to begin practice.  +  +  ���+  +  +  %  +  9  +  9  +  Canadian Enamelled Jewcllry is tiie best in the best in the 9  world, and for variety and beauty of de ign in this line our stock ^  is unexcelled. '  See the display in our  Souvenir  Window and be convinced of  this fact. '  If M&Sisal&l-ii  F��  ��__>  ATENAUDE  Jewellers, Watchmakers   and  Opticians,  u  *S'>>��*<>* <->���? *.+&++++999&tf444999<i>4+9>2<'f-4<t*+<,9+++++i3.++ P  Carpets, Li .-.oleums, Rugs,  Mattings, Drapsriss. '  A beautiful line of Art Squares in  Ingrain, Brussels and Velvet, sizes  2^x3, 3x3, 3^x3. 3x4, 3J_X4^_.  Trices froni $5.00 to $15,00.  Ingrain and Wool Carpet, at 50c,  65^. 75C $i-00 and $1.25 per yd.  Tapestry c.irpels at 50c, 60c. S5C  and $1.00 per yd.  Brussels and Velvet carpets at  -^>i.oo. $1.25, and $1.50 per yard.  Wilton Carpets at $1.75 and $2.00  per van'.  Japanese Matting at 25c and 35c  per yard.  Linoleums and Oil Cloths from  ��� 50c to $[.25 per yard.  Small rugs in all the new colors,  sizes 18x36. 24x4s ancl 30,^60,  prices irom $1.25 to $6.00 each.  Portieres iu silk and Tapestry,  Red, Green, New Blues and Fancy  Stripes from $3.50 to $12.00 per  pair.  Lace Curtains aud Sash Musiins,  the popular Nottingham-? from 75c  to ��5.00 per' pair; Irish Point and  Applique  at  $3.50  to  $15.00   per  pah ;   Nets,   Muslins,  Scrims and AA*"  Madias from 15c to 50c per yard. ^TTp-^'  A full line of Curtain poles, Rods ^S-���  aud Trimmings at specially reduced  prces. ^_^  Sewing and laying carpets free of gj?"5**  cllarge* ' B��_��  f.ew Dress Goods (mA~  We have just received the finest  collection of individual Costume  ���lengths that we have ever showily  in light weight fabrics, embroidered  Yoi'.es, Poplins, Crep de Chines,  Silk IColienes, etc., in all the newest  shaclcs.  ISS  v&  "Business generally is ini|.Hiving in  Nelson. The stores were eri��v_-ij to-  day with [lurchaaers.  Several booms of lojrs have, ���been  brought down for the sawmill, which  \w ill start work shortly.  John Ai Turner will leave about the  first of hext mouth for a three<-moiith��'  visit to his old home In England.-  .- Solomon Joues, a Cariboo ���pimiecr.  died at tbe Provincial lit-m. ut Iva'm-  loops tbis week, at the age of 81. y��ii_.  Eobt. H. Curley returned Inst ��� night  from a trip covering every point in tiie  Proviuce, and roports a great ii:ipr_rc-  ment in business.  Noii-e To DiMniuur.: Co-Own��r.  To Ar��:lili." Jr. .fulii'.si ii, op iKi'ny luv.son or  pcrs.'iis to whom ho niny. l-iivc ii;\::sl'.mil  his 1111.<>i*f��= t. In Ilio ������;>5)lilr" minrr.il claim,  -sit unit? fit clii-v.i s: sitic-oir.inl rr��'"l'. :-,bi.t!l  oui: iiM-lii Iiiiiri:ii!:'.a uj> P.oiii I lit- nK| f I'lVtirii-  i):;-!!l I111II In lho Sviooii .Mil.'!:���_; I>":vl-^i:jn.  '���'���''.'M K<" It'nny :  Y.'tl kii>! i::ifh 'ifytlll :vrt- heivhy r.<>! Hi''("���! !��1t  I linvt! ox|io:i>l"tl unc li-amlri:.-! nint uvn  iIoI!pi.'�� nnrt 11: t y fiHs in . hih-mr :-.'.i'l  iiiUirt.vi-uiti'.lii mi nit; . ithove nu!ii'.iii:i'...tl  uEttiin in tTdor to luilil wr.kl chiliti  nuclei' ihe 'provisions of i.'.ih Minuril Aft,  (lit! s:titl htboL'.r liu'n^ tjrmo for tho yeiireml-  1 li. iliilt- nf tl-.is.i.otict-.j on fiiil or i-tsfn <i- to j  t-iiiiii'll.uto your iiioi'HiMion if sut:h tixpfinli-  turo :i.pi:tln'r u-ttii all costs of Kdvi-rtiK'.iii;  vour iii-tcrest in t, :c s.-iltl claim will l>vfoiiit:  il:e pn pci'ty ol Iht; MiKtorsigiiucl. under. Se.--  tltin '1 of un At-f i-ntltleil .���' Mineral Act  Amnm'inoiU Act. ifiUH." -  L);t.Le'i! ihislTlh Uay of Febrnnrv. 1005.  J. B. IlAXTER.  Notice To Delinquent Co-Owner  '.oNcls Petersen,-or Iti any person or persons  to whom lit? may have transferred his iuterest  in 'thei ���'Summit''" mineral claim, situate on  t'oon <;i-ot'k, in the Nelttm Mining Division of  Wt:st Kt otenny:  You f ml each of you are hereby- notified  that I have px; cndetl two hundred dollars lu  labour und Improvements on the above  mentlor.ert cluiui in order to hold  ���.he Kidd t-lflim under the provisions ol  t: e Mineral Ael, Ihenald ab---nr buine done  &ir th" year ending 1904, mid If within 90 i'iay��  f.om lhe tlatc of tills notice you fail or refuse  lo rontr butc your proportion of su'-h cxpen-  dlturt.'�� together with ull costs rtfiidvertlslnK,  ymir Interest in sulci mineral claim will heroine the property of tlio undersigned under  S r.ilnu 4 ol ithe ���'Mineral Act, Amen-lincitt  aVfl.lPOO." ���       .. -  IMtcd this CMi aay ol March. lGi)r>. ���   ���        ...       '���    UOVFK-Y BUiTSL'II.-;  Frank  Fletcher*  l'liovi-N --AL r,.vxn SUllVKYU it  K^IJtmgiHM. '11 jjarj J JC^t-UlVU.'.  l.anils antt .M!nt,'.,al!'Iiiii)i? Surveyed  an.! Crown flraiiiitl I  I\ O. R:>x .lii.1        Of!;t:i:: Kotilcnar St.   N'J'I on  )  n  Li      _  if��i_arn  _-^j  %^J I  U  Zf 3      i   ��_i_��_  An..  c *���  ���k 1  Dominiorj and  Provincial  Land Surveyor  s  Op. B C. Gustorris House, Nslscn |t  TH��J"WELER  BAKER ST.  NICKERSOK,  We only ask one trial to make you our ens  tonier. Fine Watch Jeweirv, ijpllvni and  Silverware repairing and everything iu the  line. Reasonable charges. Worlt sent ns  from outside to\vns will receive lhe shine care  as 11 personally delivered. IiiiJleult repairs  done for other Jewelers.  4&' ���-.'������  <y ��v~**rJt       ks_hb?-_        taHrf_BBfl        w a tn. e&, a && s-rj <\ �� ^ {_. i^i,ip^ E.   fft  <H_s  Baa, r, f-zi if...;.,. .-,J ES   hQ ..  * KI ���syP & _ a t s 6 iia d If y ___  ���^  IRON BEDS $a.oo  agents MASON-RIE  3 ^'���<^- v  Two secoud hand Bell Pianos Pianos taken iu exchange for Mason & Risch Pianos.  NOTICE.  At the civic eleetions h.M in Ei-  deifby last Wednesday, tlie -fdilutving  were returned : Mayor, Geo. -Jiell; Al-  dermen, Smith, Kenny, Shurpe. JJrnd-  Jey and Evan?.,  The K*eIson lire brigade is receiving  considerable notoriety through the  medium of the coast ]iaper3. Jr.ci-  dently the "progressive people's party''  is held up to ridicule.  Notice Is hereby given that r>0 davs-nftor  date, X intend to iqiply li> the Chief Commis-  Ktunerof. Lniids and Works it r pr'nnlfsion to  purchase Wn acres tif land situata in West  Kootcnny Disirict, about -IJ<. 'inlies' West of  Siloenn . Ltlver, on Uobertso'ii Creek :���Commencing at a ptjst planteil 10 eliains East t.f  the. North-Emit t-t>nit.'i' of I.,, reher's Tiiv-rmp-  li'or S:\lc Cheap -.One German mulcc,. Walnut Case, $150.   Ono Square Top, ?1.5_ ���  Complete   House Furnishers  ^e Funeral Directors, Embaimers  J. G. BUNYANr UNDERTAKER.  thence North SO chains; thence WestS'JcliaiL.s  lo point of. commencement.  Dated February 14th, 1!'C5.  ���William J_Z. Koch.  0  7>  After the'Harold Kelson performances at the Opera House next wee Is  the ho use will be dark for si.-ine weeks.  There are very few shows travelling  this way this spring.  It looks as if the. vote on  lhe school  by-Jaw next Tuesday would be luryer  than'ia usually polled for by-laws in  Nelson, o It'will require Iwo-lhirds of  - the-votes polled-to.carryj he .by.- law.   Mr. 0. P. Y/alUcr .pr��unU�� the eminent.actor  notice.  TiiV:e' notice.Hint. I intend io apply In'the  Chief Commissioner of. Lands ana Works for  pel-mission lo purchas-e 1 he.land  herelr.ul'lcr |  mentioned     aiid    that    sueh     application-  will   bo      mado    sixty     days    from     the  date  ''hereof. Tlie      land    'mentioned  is   as    follows:    . Situated   on   111.    Nortli  shore  of. Kootenay  River.     Description   of  boundaries   of land :    Commencing at' the  South West corner post, of Lot (itii). thptico in il  Northerly direction  2u chains, thenee   ln.it'  Westerly direction  20   chains, thence   in u;  Southerly direction to North bank of Kootenay Hiver,'thence along water front to point  of commencement.  Kelson, II. C, January 7th, 1005.  Ai.tx. Ar-LA-Jr.  AND HIS COMPANY  in an elaborate revival of Cnlwer I.ytton's  famous classic  Mr. Nelson's Greatest Characler Portrayal.  AMcsl Ccmplctc Srenlcand Cosluroc Kquip-   -^j.jpu t.  -  There was a sensation iii the Local  Legislature this week when John  Oliver admitted that there was something he didn't know. It was generally believed that John knew everything.  Returns of $36.C0 per ton were received by ; the Skylark Development  Co.,'from.'the .shipment of.a car of  third-class ore sent to the Granby  smelter last week. The first-class ore  sent to the ..Nelson smelter, gave $132  per ton.  The Molly Gibson Mining Company, Ltd.,  Non���Persona! Liability, In Liquidation.  In ilie WSalter of the "Coiiiparies Winding Up kt, IBS3,"  Notice.to Creditors.    ,���*    ������  Notice is hereby given tlisit the creditors of  the iibovoiuimetl Compnny are required on]  or before the lOlli dny.of April, A'. P. l'JU.'), to  send tlieir clnirns and nddrcKsoR und the nur-  ticularg of .. their ��� debts or cliiiins untl the  names arid addre.sKtsof.theirKolioitgrs, ll'itiiy,  lo Ui-uce-Whilo.-ol'-IS'clson, Hritish Columbiii,  I.itniidator ofthe Kiiid Oi.iipnny., and, If so rc-  tiuired, by notice in ���writing, from the said  Liquidator, arc by their solicitors to.come in  and prove tlieir said debts or cluiiii.s at such  time and place ns. shall be specified in such  notice, or In default thereof they will be excluded from the bcn'clltof nny distribution  iriude before such debts arc proved.  Dated this 2nd day of March, A. ���_ . 1!��J.  -..   ��� 15i.i.io-r'&. IjIWNib,  'Solicitors to tho above named Iilquldulur.  A Vancouver wire-beater named  Han n, was sentenced to two months  imprison ment with hard labor. '*, Wife-  beating will not be regarded as a favorite pastime in thc Terminal City for  some time to coine.  The most complete scenic inveshiro over seen  in llic Weill. "*"  Prices! $.1,00, /5c. and 50c,  Seats on sale  at   Opera   House   Monday  March 27.  ltoyal Humane Seciety's medal for his  former act of bravery.  , The ladies of the Methodist Church  tv'lll held a sale of fancy work  and an. afternoon tea on April GCh.  Special preparations are being made  for the event, and as the object b a  good. one, no doubt the ed'orts of the  ladies will be amply rewarded.  The .rescue of little Dorothy lilting  last Sunday eveniii", by..Ge��rge Hor-  fitead4 was a brave deed, and one that  deserves more than passing comment.  This is the second brave rescue by tlie  Many citizens of Nelson will reitie'nl-  ber W. IT. Hooper, who. carried on an  auctioneer's business ee ven years.ago.  After leaving here he went to Edmonton, and-died there a week ago, the  result of a paralytic stroke. Deceased  controlled the largest area of coal land  in lhe Edmonton district.  An interesting feature of last "VVed-  hfcstlay'a"meeting of tiie Tiiidy Maccabees was a j'riper on lhe life of Tenny-  s'in by Mrs. Si]uire'. After thc reading  twelve iiuolations were given from the  works of thc poet, and a competition  a-s tt) tlio poems in which these quotations occurred.     Mrs. McMorris won  LANDS AND WORKS.  CANCKLLATION OP' BESKnVE.  "VT'OTIC'E Is hereby slven thut tiie roscrva-  XN Hon established hi pursiinnceiirthc pro-  visions of tho "(Joliiniblii and Westorn Hallway Subsidy Act, lS'.Ki,'' notictisof wltlch worn  published in the Itritish Columbia Oa/.ettt:  nnd dated 7th May, 18i!li,arid 5lh June. 18M,  respectively, arc hereby cancelled.  Crown Lands situated within the area embraced by tho said reservation will be open lo  saletsoltlement; lease and other disposition,  under the provisions of the "Land Act," three  months after tbe date ol the llrst publication  of this notice in flic Kritlsh Columbia Gazette; provided,   ho-ffcvcr* th.at in all cases  where lands i��� '��� '���*    '~-' ' "  or otherwise  arid are s'ubscquc  of the Uolumb!  puny's blocks  such blocks  such lauds  from the Ka  to deal with sueh pureliasci-.s. I  lessees, etc.,on thesame terms and conditions  as the Government would under the provisions of tho "iiiihd Aet," except in respect to  timber lands on the Company's blocks, which  shall be subject to the regulations issued by  the Company relative to thc cutting of Mm.  ber on the Columbia and��� Western Hallway  I^and Grant.  W. 9.���Oorb.  Deputy Commissioner of r.ands & works.  La3tis and Works Department,  '.     Victoria, 15. C, 28ril Kebrcary, 1905.  e Print  Letter Heads,  Bill Heads,  Saternents,  Note Heaas,  Envelopes,  Business Cards  Dodgers,  Tags,  Etc., Etc.  A great sale of Clotiiing, Men's Furnishings  to*  3  ������ .The. qtianlities  are the greateSft; the'���'assortment the most  the Prices tlie Lowest of any sale we have.h-L-lcl  "P- ��   ir^ ,**- .?   f   A3^- if'"  JJSSWJ  tenia   VSaasi''  aried and  CMHfHCS/  w  THINi  ^^  20th Century kind, evcryGarment has style, character   and splendid  wearing  qualities, which coupled with AhvayiHiowest  prices makes interest and to spare for careful buyers.  .. lien's Suits, $7.50, $10.00. $12.00, $15.00, $18.00 and $20.00.  Complete Stock of Stationey  Orders by Mail Racelve Prompt Attention.  v  STREET,   NELSON,  B.  C  NOTICK.  Chlfi-rsey Sweeping  Prompt attention given  to all orders ror  Chlrrsucy Sweeping.  Send your orders to Joe D. Downes, care of  jutzee gentleman, and he carriea Hie j the prizebv giving sis correct atisweia.  tbe Old Curiosity Shop. ��1.50 per chimney. -  NOTICE.  Notice in hereby griven that GO days after  date, 1 Intend to apply to the Chief Commis-  iitmerof Lands and Works for permission to  Notice Is l'creby given tliat- 60 Uaya after  date.t Intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of   Lands and Works, for permission   iioner _.     .   -���'���-   ���" -''purchaso 480-acres ot  land situate in West  Kootenay District, about 4J_ miles West of  Slocan Itivcr, on Robertson Creek:���Commencing tit a post planted 40 chains North of  William E. Kochis .N. W. Corner Post, marked  "M.'E. K.N. K. Corner Post," thence \V est. 80  chains; tbence South 40 chains; thence East  40 drains;  thence  South  40  chains; tlience  ro,uui .tu n.u.jiCni., _.,..^., ...  ���r.   East 40 chains ; thence North 80 chains to the  thc slnuousitics or said Kootenay River to the   point of commencement,  point or commencement. Dated February 14th, 1005,  Dated 21st February, 1905. ��� -  .   .   ��� .   M. E. Kocn.  D. A. .CA3trBEI.Ii.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby civen tbat GO days after  date I Intend to apply to the Chief. Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission  to purchase 10 acres of land In W est Kootenay  District: .Commencing at a post parKecl  "F: E's. N. \V. Corner. Post", planted .1 mile  taist of l!onnin;:ton ifalls Station mi the  youth side of the Richt of Way of Ilie Columbia <!fc Kootcnny Hallway, thence luist following said Right, of way 410 yardti, tlience boutli  to Kootonay Uiver, tbence followinR the.sin-  uousitlcs of said Koot-suay Kiver to the point  of commencement.  Dated 2ist 1,'ebruary, 1305. '     h_- "  .   . .FKJEDErSTBIi.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that. fiO days after  date I intend to apply to lhe Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission  to purchase 320-acres of land situate in West.  Kooteuay District, about 4}-tJ miles West of  Slocan Kiver, pn llobcrtson Creelc^���Commencing at a post planted at the centre of  William E. Koch's East boundary line  marked "A. M. J.'sN. W. Corner Post," thence  South. 40 chains; thence East 80 chains;  theuce Norlh 40chains; thence WestSOchains  to tho point of commencement.  Dated February 14th, 1005.  A. JI. Joni;so_r.  -  ���All sizes, good cloth, ������strong and durable, and specially tailored, $1.-25  $2.00, $3.00, $4.00, $5:00 aud $6.00.   . ��� A ���  QISTRIB "'  Perfection  in   shapes, color  and st)de.  ^^wWni^^psoT"      'r7~z~~:7~~~/.   "r:    ������-===.-���    ���   --=-���������^===  SHOES OF 'QUALITY AND STYLE'  ���'   ./������'������������.���������  Guaranteed to give  perfect satisfaction.      The best  possible for the  money.'  Ftlt Slippers at 25c, 05c,' 50c, 75c and $ 1.00 /;������  Trices,  $1.00, $2.co, $3.00,  it  Large stock New Fall Styles,  their value.  f.    _ _ _   V ^^J^J  The place where your dollars bring  <4l '   C^ kS  It Pavs to Deal with Rirthei  "���ford  arden an  CasiadJan Seeds sold by one who  knows the  seedbusiness.  ":"': This season lam prepared to suppiy fresh seeds  in large or small quantities by weight���-and besides  the '.'regular- vegetable seeds have a specially good  selection of flower seeds also ;by weight.  iS-dif-Si  ���eni kinds of Sweet Peas,  WM. RUTHERFORD, Druggist  PIlONE A244  NIGHT PHONE B214  WARD STREET, NELSON, B. C.


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